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Modern Job Department,
TUESDAY. JULY 28, 1925.
William Jennings Bryan Dies
Suddenly In Sleep At Dayton
n of Great Commoner Shocks Nation. Bc
D ,me Party Leader And Idol Of Millions
C At 36. Burial at Arlington
pavt->n, July 20.—William Jennings
three times presidential nom
i the Democratic party and
known the world over f<>r his clo
died diere this afternoon at
the ape of </•».
Th(. end came while the great corn
ninner was asleep and was attributed
l,v physicians to apoplexy. He had re
tired t'» ids room shortly after eating
a i,r-r dinner to take a short rest.
Mr< Itiyan sent the family chauffeur.
McCartney, to wake Him about
4 :;n and it was learned then that he
was dead.
Funeral arrangements had not been
completed: late tonight, but Mrs. Bry
an indicated interment would be in
Arlington cemetery. Mr, Bryan who
was a colonel of the thircT 'Nebraska
volunteers during the Spanish-Ameri
can war, on several occasions had ex
pr, ,,,.(1 a desire to be buried in Ar
Mr Bryan’s death came on the eve
of another crusade he had planned to
carry before the 'American people—
a battle against modernism. He re
turned to Dayton this morning after
haveihg made addresses yesterday at
Jasper .and Wi nchester, Tennessee, and
after having completed arrangements
for the early publication of the speech
he was to have made in closing the
trial of .1 dm T. Scopes, who recently
was found guilty of violating Tennes
see- anti-evolution law.
Despite the strenuous program Mr.
Bryan had been following as a mem
ber of the prosecution staff in the
Scopes case and as leader of the fun
damentalists, he appeared in excellent
Greatest in Politics.
In all the history of American pol
itics there are few mines which carry
that brilliant lac,ter of spectacular ef
fort which lias become a part of the
memory of William Jynnings Bryan.
His life for almost "3 years was a
panorama i f rational sensations, piled
one upon the <rtht r. At M0 he became
almost overnight not only the leader
of his party but the idol of millions.
Three times he, carried the party
standards as its choice for the high'
est office of the land; in another pres
sidential year—1912—he reaped much
of the credit for placing Woodrow
Wilson in the White House: and in
almost every other national Demo
cratic convention in a generation he
was in the very center of every storm
tpat came.
In Wilson’s Cabinet.
As a recognition, many said, of his
long leadership, President Wilson
made him secretary of state—a post
from which he resigned two years la
ter under the most sensational circum
stances, because he felt the nation was
verging toward participation in the
European war. World peace always
had been his passion in his earlier
vears, iust as in his later days he
he made the espousal of religion his
all-absorbing concern ana turned his
talents to an attack on evolution.
Throughout all his active years his
followers clung to his standard in un
swerving devotion for the man and
his ideals, while his enemies reviled
and hated him, calling him ignorant
and misguided in both his economics
and his religion. His great power of
eloquence, which first brought him to
a place of national prominence, re
mained unimpaired for many years;
hut toward the last his old-time bril
liance on the platform and stump be
gan to dim perceptibly.
Admits His Wrong Doing In l.iquor
Matter And Asks For A Chance
To Make Good In Legitimate
Way. ,
To Editor of The Star:
Because of the wide publicity giv
en in your paper concerning my un
fortunate situation last week when
tiie officers found liquor in my store
I feel constrained to make the fol
lowing statement.
1 want to he set straight with my
self and the community in which I
’ive. I want the people to know my
feelings in the mat er. It is far more
c,v\ to try to ;u',:'ry yourself in do
ing wrong than it is to confess the
I pent some years of my early
lif" in the west win-re liquor was used
so rreely that I never realized the
set iousness of handling and using it
r I should. I want to say to all tile
R< 1'< of Shelby and Cleveland coun
ty that 1 now realV.e that I did
wr<nS mid am truiy sorry for it. I
^as! my hands of the traffic which
has done so much hurt to our people
—a traffic which has been justly out
lawed by our nation.
I nc people of Soelby have been
''id to me. I want to live here and
do a legitimate business.
Where T made the mistake is where
I .expect to redeem myself. Will you
give me a chance ?
Ladies Day” For Game
Here On Saturday
Thursday afternoon will be ‘‘Ladies
''' at the city ball park when the
pnelliy .-luh plays Gastonia. All hi
'(s admitted free on that
"aV and a largo crowd of feminine
tii'V' c*pected as Thursday is also
no toy lhe business houses of Shelby
. ht‘ clo«ed for a half holiday,
uiics attending games recently
st T, Somo comPlaint about the
11 '! l il' grandstand being bloek
■>" t tat they could not easily get
"1 ,!"!*• and *J1 connection with
- tfs »ay Thursday Manager H.
h„ r!,nf aanounces that the steps will
veilin' °P<rcl boreafter and every con
vemence ffered fop ^ ent/rtaijl_
fans nV?mfort °f the feminine
fans at the league games.
Gaston^ lns„,T[lursday'a game with
here 'sat ’ , by plays Lincolnton
Z?■The local c,ub is now
that several'ofU*tand *ndlc?tions are
have t, e f the other clubs W'H
from the "ton" Tne" to push Shelby
centlv •»rr• P ?^e new schedule, re
games for. tbe remaining
issue (if Tt ’q pubbsbed in the next
dav'i r ‘ Star‘ RememKer Thurs-,
Destructive Hail
Storm in Toluca
Section Saturday
It was reported here yesterday
that a destructive hail storm
struck the farming section around
Toluca in Upper Cleveland about
4 o’clock Saturday afternoon, de
stroying and damaging the cotton
crop to a considerable extent. It
hailed, according to Mr. Edney
Willis, for about 30 minutes and
the hail as large as he has ever
seen. Cotton on several farms was
so beaten into the ground that it i
is now hard to tell the nature of
the crop and the corn fields were
riddled. The big tent at Toluca, in
which a joint revival is being con
ducted, was also damaged by the
The hail, it is estimated covered
a four mile stretch, width un
known, from around Carpenters
Knob south to the Rockdale sec
tion on Buffalo. Among the farms
suffering heavy damage were
those of Messrs. John Rand and
Willie Sain.
Birmingham Man
Dies Here Friday
Francis Justice, Native of Cleveland,
Here on Visit.
Heart Trouble,
Mr. Francis Justice, 02 years old,
died suddenly Friday morning at 11
) o’clock at the home of his brother, Ru
, fus Justice where he was visiting,
having come to Shelby a week ago
from Birmingham, Ala., to visit rela
tives. Mr. Justice has been up town
Friday morning but was feeling bad
and went home and took his bed. An
i hour later the end came from neural
gia of the heart.
Mr. Justice was the son ■ of John
Justice. He has been living in Birm
ingham, Ala., for 35 years and follow
ing the trade of a contractor. Ten
years ago his wife died and bis body
i was taken Saturday night to Birm
ingham for interment beside her. Sur.
viving are two brothers, Rufus O.
Justice and John Justice, two sisters,
' Cynthia Justice and Mary Eddins. His
' remains were accompanied to Birm
ingham by John Justice and J. An
drew Dellinger, the interment taking
place at Birmingham Monday after
' Woman has always given so much
I attention to her clothes that it was
| to be exnected that sooner or late*,
she would start a great movement to
j redress her wrongs.—Arkansas Ga
■ zette.
If France really wants to stand off
the Riffians, she should send some of
these commissions that have Deen
, making arrangements to pay vat'
I Jebts,-—Otuahu World tierald.
M (T
A scene in the beautiful amphitheatre of nature in Cleveland Springs Park where the In#
Agricultural Pageant and Carolina* Farm Celebration will be held Friday, August 21. Governors
of the two Caronnas are expected to speak here t hat day and arrangements are' being made to ac
commodate near 10,000 people.
Judge Shaw Pays Tribute To W. J.
llryan. Nixon Acting As Solici
tor for Huffman, Who is
Crowds almost equalling those that
flocked to Shelby for the sensational
Phiibcck-Francis case are attending
the summer term of Superior court
which convened here Monday. With
the opening Monday morning the
entire couit room was packed and
the colored gallery overflowing. Maj
or interest seems to he with the whites
in the trial of Bonnie Suthers, young
bobbed-hair auto bandit, while the
negroes are on hand for the murder
trial of Charlie Abrams, who shot and
killed Will Carpenter, colored chauf
four, on the streets of Shelby sever
al Saturday nights back.
Judge Shaw is presiding and At
torney Kemp Nixon, of Lincolntor. is
prosecuting in (he absence of Solici
tor Huffman, of Morganton, who is
In his charge to the jury Judge
Shaw in mentioning the name of
Bryan stated that “There is no man
in America for whom the entire na
tion would sorrow more.’’ And in a
few well spoken words of sorrow the
eminent jurist spoke a tribute that
held not only the attention of the
grand jury but of all the court room.
“In all America there was no man
who held a greater personal follow
ing. Men loved -Bryan for what be
was, for his convictions, and not for
party faith and loyalty. He will be
remembered in a sense far above po
litics, of which he was a master. He
was the one man the world could
place a finger on, for William Jen
nings Bryan always decided without
dodging and stood by what he thought
right. His valiant defense of the Bi
ble, w'hich he believed to be the re
vealed will of God, will carry his
memory through the ages,” was a
part of the tribute.
Shelby to Request
P. & N. Extension
By This Route
Will Co-operate With Chesnee, South
Carolina, And Other Towns in
Asking This Route.
Shelby, Rutherfordton, Cliffsido,
Caroleen and Chesnee, S. C., together
with other towns along the route
will make an active bid to the Puke
interests asking that the P and N, eh
ectric railway be extended to Spar
tanburg via Shelby and Chesnee. Since
talk of the extension has started
many towns along several routes have
been active in presenting advantages
offered by particular routes, hut un
til last week no organized movement
was evident here. It has been the gen.
eral impression for several years that
the P. and N. would conic by way of
Shelby if ever extended, but since the
announcement that it may be extend
ed little interest has been shown.
At a meeting Thursday night of
the Shelby Kiwanis club a committee
was appointed upon a motion by Hon.
Clyde R. Hoey to present the Shelby
plan to Puke. The committee appoint
ed by President Newton follows: C. R.
Hoey, O. Max Gardner, C. C. Blan
ton, J. J. McMurry and J. P. Lineber
ger. Since the meeting President New
ton has received a letter from Ches
nee, South Carolina, chamber of com
merce urging that the towns get to
gether and open an organized move
ment for extension along the western
route. By the Shelby-Chesnee route
the P and N. would tap rich textile
centers and an agricultural section not
touched by the Southern or competi
tive lines. It would also open the hill
country of North and South Carolina,
rich in natural resources as well as the
big textile centers at nr 'he boric*
d tJ.c t i -Cat.i. __
Once More History
Repeats; This Time
In Baseball Game
History repeats.
On July 25th, 1895, Shelby and
j Gaffney. City engaged in a b.-ire
ball contest. That's history and a
j part of the “29 Years Ago” col
umn of The Star.
Almost three decade's have pass*
ed, and on Saturday which if you
will note was July 25, Gaffney
and Shelby again played baseball
in Shelby.
The game 29 years ago ended
in the seventh frame with the
score 7 and 7. Gaffney claimed
that one of her players was sick
anti for refusing to play the game
was forfeited. The game 29 years
later was won by Shelby 11 to 1,
Another odd note in the account
of the game near thirty years ago
was the statement that “the um
pire, who was from South Car
olina, gave general satisfaction.”
It’s a joy to note that umpires
once gave satisfaction, even that
lonk back.
The two neighboring towns
in adjoining states have changed
much in the 29 years that elapsed
between two baseball games play
ed on he same day of the year
but 29 years from now if Gaffney
and Shelby should play Baseball
it. will likely be in an organized
league and considerably more dif
ferent from the contest that
would then date back in History 58'
Life runs in, a circle, the wise
men say, why not baseball?
— fc
The following is the docket for the
civil eases to be taken up by the-sum
mer term of Superior court, which is
now in session here:
First Week.
Thursday July 30.—Hoyle vs, Wil
lis. Will ramson vs. Williamson, Brat
ten vs. Bratten. Duster vs. Duster,
Towery vs. Willis, McKnight vs. Me
Knight. Kennedy vs. Kennedy. More
head vs. Morehead, Dixon vs. Dixon.
Jarrett vs. Jarrett. Norwood vs. Nor
i wood. Smith vs. Smith. Fortenberry
I vs. Fortenberry.
i Friday July 31st.—Finance company
vs. Goforth. Harrell vs. Harrell. Dor
sey ys. Corbett, Plonk vs. Stern Broth
ers. Hoffman vs. DePricst. Hawkins
Brothers vs. Brackett. Webb vs. Wash
burn. Carpenter vs. Kings Mountain.
Ryburn vs. Cline. Leventis vs. Hester
and Gregory.
Second Week.
Monday, August 3rd—Harrison
Black vs. Hoffman. Corbett vs. Hud
son. Will of Ellen F. Ellis.
Tuesday, August 4th.—Courtney' vs
Rhyne. Francis vs. Mooresboro and
Lattlmore Cotton Oil Co. Empire
Sales company vs. Southern Metal
Works. Scott vs. McCraw and Hester.
United Business vs. Harry. Keller and
Towery vs. Willis.
Wednesday, August 5th—London vs.
Shuman. Ramsey vs. Green. Wood
Preserving Co., vs. Welch.
A large crowd attended the funeral
of Mr. Charlie Smith at Pleasant
Grove Baptist church, Beams Mill, on
Thursday afternoon. The funeral was
conducted by Rev. Rush Palgett. as
sisted by Rev. A. L. Stanford and the
new made mound was covered with a
wealth of beautiful flowers. Serving
as pall bearer were his neighbors who
held him in high esteem: Hoyle Alex
ander, Julius Branton, W. V. Met
calf, Flay Whitwo* tl. i..: Gttc'jn.i.'
nd Jsr.tAL i • *..
South < uri lin.'i Governor Accepts In
vitation Hero August 21. Will
Speak to Farmers at Event.
The formal acceptance of Governor
Thomas G. MeLeod, of South Caro
lina, to attend the hit* Carolinas Farm
celebration here on Friday, August 21,
has been received by Miss Susan Lan
don, who is acting as representative
1 Tor- the farmers supporting the big
The letter from the executive of
fice of the neighboring state also adds
that the governor will speak on “A
New Day in Community Life.” The
South Carolina governor is an enter
taining speaker and has always been
interested in farm life, making his
visit here of more interest to the many
farmers attending the celebration and
twilight picnic supper.
The letter to Miss Landon follows:
“I take great pleasure in accepting
the invitation so kindly extended me
to speak at the Agricultural pageant
to Lie held in Shelby on the 22nd of
August. I am anticipating with in
terest my visit to Shelby.
It is my understanding that I am
to speak on the subject, “A New Day
in Community Life,” I am intensely
interested in co-operative marketing
and have the honor of being one of the
pioneers of this movemont in South
Carolina. It is my beliof that co-oper
ative marketing vVill be the greatest
economic factor in the future of farm
ing throughout America. It is certain
to assume a large place in the devel-j
opment of our community life.”
First Building On
Fallston Fire Ruins
Several New Dwellings Are in Pro
cess of Erection at Fallston.
Other Stores to Go l!p.
Mr. li. A. Lackey and his son Dr.
Lackey are erecting the first store
room on the ruins of the recent fire
which swept the business section and
did damage amounting to 575.000—>
the heaviest fire damage ever record,
ed in Cleveland county. On the site
where the postoffice was burned, the
Lackeys are erecting a brick build
ing to be used as adrug store. On the
corner where the Memry Smith gar
age was destroyed, the Gulf "Refining
Co., is putting up a filling station,
while Rtamey company is planning
to erect sometime in the fall a hand
some brick store room where three of
their warehouse buildings were de
stroyed. Most of tbe debris from the
fire has been cleared away.
A number of handsome new homes
are in process of erection. Herman
Beam, cashier of the Fallston bank
of the Union Trust Co., is completing
a pretty brick veneered bungalow
with tile roof and electric lights. Toni
Sweezy has a large two-story brick
veneered home in process of erection,
while Claude Stanley is breaking
ground, in a beautifully shaded grove
on the road leading into Fallston from
Shelby, where he will erect a hand
some new home.
The Fallston light line is giving
splendid satisfaction and new patrons
are being added rapidly.
All who have relatives or friends
buried at the Sharon graveyard are
asked to meet there Thursday morn
ing to help clean it off. The protracted
meeting starts next Monday,
Another pathetic little feature of
every-day life is an interurban rail
way company hopefully waiting for
the reaction against autoinoPiles i
I* arm (lathering at Cleveland Springs
August 21. t Hill hi-Croat Ihent.
Governor MoI.did Accepts.
At the Thursday night meeting of
the Khvariis chib. Mr. Forrest McGill,
field represent nth.. the Cotton
Growers association outlined the plans
for the big farm gathering to he held
at Cleveland Springs Friday August
21st when it i expected that the
governors of the two Carolina* and
Secretary of Agriculture Jardine
will be present. Governor Thomas Me-.
Lend has accepted and letters of ac
ceptance are expected from Governor
McLean and Secretary Jardine.
Community Life Pageant.
Mias Susan London is preparing a
pageant to be staged by the citizens of
the Boiling Springs community, the
like of which has never been seen in
North Carolina. Towns and cities have
their slogans and centers of social ac
tivities and Miss Landon thinks the
time has come when the rural cen
ters should come to the front and
show what they are doing in the va
rious lines of progress, consequently
the pageant will have actors present
ing the importance of the school as an
educational center, the church as a
religiou^ center, the model home with
its electric lights and other conven
iences that lighten work and contri
bute to the happiness and well-being
of the rural citizens, the importance
of good books, magazines and news
papers, while scenes will depict rules
of sanitation and health, how the farm
credit unions enable farmers t osecure
long-time loans and thus buy and own
their own acres, systematic methods
of marketing and accounting, ■jn. The
citizens of the progressive comrnun.
ity of Boiling Springs have been
faithfully at work on this pageant for
two or three weeks and hundreds of
them will tuke part on the large
stage to be erected in the amphithea
tre at Cleveland Springs under the di
rection and supervision of the state
forester who will bring his motion
picture machine and show scenes that
will further drive home the activities
of the rural communities. Music will
be funrished that is appropriate to
the mammoth pageant.
A committee of local citizens cqtn
posed of Sam Lattim'ore, J. S. Dorton
and Lee B, Weathers will assist in
making pl^ns for the farm gathering
and Editor Weathers asked the hearty
co-operation of the merchants and
business men hi ifntikipg this the
greatest celebration ever staged in
Cleveland. If is expected that 10,000
people will attend from the piedmont
sections of the two Carollnas.
Annual Homo coining at Old Caper
nium, one-half mile south of Waco,
will be held Saturday August 1st.
The program begins at 10 o’clock,
as follows: Songs by Waco choir.
Short talk of welcome and church his
tory by Prof. Clyde Erwin of Cliff
side. Sermon by Dr. Barret of First
Baptist church of Gastonia. Dinner on
the ground at 12:.'!0 o’clock.
In the afternoon an old time sing
ing by Mr. Frank Lee and choir of
Everybody invited to come with well
filled baskets. »
The committee arranging the home
coming follows: Mrs. J. M. Putnam,
Mrs. Joe Kendrick, Mr. J. L. Putnam,
Mr. N. B. Kendrick, Mr. P. J. Ken
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Rural Carrier Drives
Horse 50,000 Miles
Rutherford Sun.
Mr. G. W. Hodge was 65 yei rs old
Tuesday, July 21st. The law allows a |
mail carrier to reti'-e at the age of
65 years on a small pension, if he so
desires. Mr. Hodge says he will re
tire. He began carrying mail April
2, 1906. Mr. Hodge drove one horse
10 years, or over 56,000 miles. The
horse is still working. Mr. Hodge
has travel‘d a total of over 133,000
miles on R. F. D.’s. He has worked
under six different postmaster.;. He
was postmaster here four years ns-1
sistant postmaster and star route car
rier one year Hi father carried mail
on the star route for many years.
Mr. Hodge has been a faithful act - j
vant of Uncle Sam f i many years.
Having lo&i the k user, derma..p
has some reason to teci that ne . i.
ihe .. —::1’to
Three. Mills of Which He Is Presi
dent IImyc .10,000 Spindles, Use
8.000 Hnles Cotton, and Ov
er Two Millions Cap
\\ hen the first, cotton was put in
Ihe breaker at the new Ora mill a
tew days ago and the machinery set
>'> motion, it made the fifth textile
plant which Mr, .1. It. Dover and his
associates have built In Shelby and
In. and hi good wife started on a
Western long deserved tour yesterday,
the first vacation, except week-ends,
lie has had since the Ella mill was
completed in November, 1008,_ 17
>ears ago. Mr. Dover is very modest
a,ml shuns publicity about himself
or his mills, but he is away now for
three weeks and The Star wants to
take advantage of his absence and
tell something about him and his
industrial undertakings.
• ’mum* rum i*n11
1 Iip Ellu was sold to u Northern
syndicate about six years ago and
passed from hit* management Then
Mi. Dover was railed to Eustsidc to
steer it from distress during the
period of depression and save it from
becoming a total loss to the stock
holders, most of whom are local
men and women with a half million
or more invested. With that masterly
management he saved Eastside while
its sister plant at Gaffney went
under the auctioneer’s hammer. His
second industrial venture was the
Katherine, built during the war as a
weave plant. This has been dismantl
ed and unable machinery moved to
the Ora which crowns a hill two
miles West of Shelby on Brushy
Annual Pay Roll $600,090.
Today Mr. Dover is president of
three, the Eastside, Dover and Ora
which have a combined capital of
over $2,000,000, employing 920 op
eratives who with their families are
housed in 213 tenement houses. All
mills are running at capacity and
t has become necessary to rent 20
houses outside the mill property for
employees. Dover has a weekly pay
roll of $6,000, Eastside $2,760, Ora '
$2,760, making a total of $11,400 or
an annual pay-roll of nearly $600,000.
All houses are modern and attractive
and equipped with conveniences which '
make living in them a pleasure.
I se 8,600 Bales Cotton.
The Dover organization of three
mills has a total of 29,550 spindles—
12.000 at Eastside, 11,500 at Dover,
6.000 at Ora. Eastside manufactures
sateens, Ora and Dover specialties.
All of these mills use local cotton and
consume one-fifth of Cleveland’s 4g,
000 cotton crop of last year, When the
crop was the 3rd largest of any coun
ty in the state and the largest on re
cord in Cleveland. Eastside uses 3,000
bales annually, Dover 3,600 together
with thousands of dollars worth ot
silk, while the new Ora will use ap
proximately 2,000 bales making a to
tal of 8,600 bales of cotton produced
on the farms in Cleveland, “the ban
ner agricultural county of North Car
Mr. Dover has proven such a suc
cessful mill man since his first ven
ture with the Ella that he has expe
rienced no trouble in financing a new
enterprise in Shelby when once he un
dertook it. Money came "running” be
cause of the confidence of friends.
South and North.
A Church Builder, Too.
And while he is away, let us be a
little more personal. He has been the
leading factor as a contributor, pro
moter and worker in three houses of
worship. The Second Baptist church
was started soon after the Ella was
completed, the Eastside church fol
lowed the completion of that mill and
the Dover church which will serve
Dover and Ora mills is now in process
of erection to cost with equipment
about $15,000. Wherever he builds a
mill, he builds a house of worship
and then he works there. For years
he has been a Sunday school super
intendent and teacher and there is
none better in these parts. He is a
close Bible student and with out a
doubt the most eloquent and forceful
lay speaker in this section. Hundreds
of times he is called updn for memo
rial adresses or to teach Bible class
es and now and then he accepts and
ventures beyond his accustomed field
of activity. But with all of his experi
ence he still has that dread of public
speaking and the very knowledge that
he must prepare something to say, un
settled his nerves, yet his listeners
would not know it as beautiful word
pictures, heart appeals and eloquence
pour from his silver tongue.
The three industrial plants of which
Mr. Dover is president are no greater
asset to Sheldby and Cleveland coun
ty than Mr. Dover himself.
A British scientist asserts that the
world’s day was once only four hours
long. The unions then must hav" been
stronger than thev are row —Ar> .
gelf' Tim.- , .

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