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BEK B. WEATHERS_President
RENN DRUM -Local Editor
Entered as second clans matter
January 1, 1005, at the poslufTice at
Ihelby, North Caroling, under the
Act of Congress, March 3, 1379.
We wish to call your attention to the
fact that it is, and has been our
custom to charge five cents per line
for resolutions of respect, cards of
thanks r.nd obituary notices, after one
death notice hbv been published. This
will bo strictly rdhered to.
MONDAY. ANUARY 11. J020
THAT COLLEGE EDUCATION
A college t.location may not
l>e worthwhile. Lens than one
per cent of American men have
been college graduates, but this
one per cent has furnished—
55 percent of our Presidents
36 percent of our members of
Congress.
47 percent of our Speakers of
the House.
54 percent of our Vice-Presi
dents.
62 percent of our Secretaries
of State.
50 percent of our Secretaries
of the Treasury.
65 percent of our Attorney
Generals.
69 percent of our Supreme
Court Justices.
The other 99 per cent furnish
ed the rest. When you’re point
ing out to some boy or girl the
exceptions who did carve their
way without a college education
let the correct statistics have
their say.
What would your section,
your country, he if the one per
cent and the 99 were changed
around?
WHY NOT TRY IT?
In Columbia, the South Caro
lina capital, a bunch of real
estate boosters have organized a
Columbia Publicity club with t he
intention of selling Columbia to
Columbians—it will be an easy
task then for Columbians to
sell Columbia to "others.
A similar selling ^scheme
wouldn’t hurt Shelby. In fact, it
might hurt—hurt the town in
growing. In a pamphlet issued
by the club the following mes
sage is carried in “What is Pub*
licity
“Think Columbia— talk Columbia
—and— when yon write Columbia
‘IP must be in' it—That’s publicity.
“A liO-piece Columbia publicity
band—a broadcasting station—That's
publicity. *
“An annual celebration in the au
tumn tb. t will bring 200,000 visitors
in n space of 10 days—That’s pub
licity.
“Park the residence streets and
avenues, standardising the blocks to
certain classes of flowers—shrubbery
so that Autumn and Spring days
will find Columbia a flower garden
•—so attractive to be nationally known
—that’s publicity.
“Talk sunshine—blue skies—sand
lidge—air drainage—winter homes—
tourists— climate —- highways —■ in
dustries—small farms. Put past tum
bles, cuts and bruises in the cellar
and nail the door—That's publicity.”
SOMETHING MISSING
There are few folk*; in Cleve
land county who could have pass
od to the great beyond last week
and been missed by more p' o
pie than the Rev. A. C. Irvin.
That is a broad statement.
But remember there is not a
Baptist church in Cleveland
county in which he has not
preached, or spoken, 3,000 peo
ple were baptized by him; hun
dreds converted by his messages
and scores married before his
presence.
He never occupied the pulpits
of the first churches of the
land. Never did he dream of the
$10,000 per year pastorates. He
served where others cannot
afford to serve, or do not serve
any too consistently. And he
served not a year, but 50 years.
Think of the homes in which
.the message of his death was
received with sorrow, the peo
ple who are missing a real
friend.
Then add something to the
thought: How many folks have
you ever heard say anything
that was in anyway injurious to
the reputation of “Unde Abe”
Irvin?
Replacing such men is an im
possibility. Placing a value on
such service to humanity is
more impossible still. His worth
to the hundreds who knew him
will be an unborn expression
that will linger on the mind. The
‘-sweetness ho pave life in ah as
surance of a still better life is
indescriable.
He brought■ p< aco in his min
istry. He now enjoys his
v.urtl.
NAUGHTY, YET NICE—NO.
There ciroulai..'*1 for a time
from various printing presses
a readable jumble of fantasy,
the appeal of a young girl to ex
perience: ‘'How ('an 1 Be Naujrh
ty. Yet Be Nice?’’ The reply
with it ecfcilaiiied the deserin
tivo ways of saying the .wort!
"Impossible."
Hirla who read that, or girls
who have never read it but have
pondered over the lure of being
naughty and if it would pay,
might find a belli.- answer ir: a
living example, wall advertised
-—Evelyn Nesoit Thaw.
Evelyn twenty years ago was
the toast of Broadway. An un
sophisticated, beauliiil girl from
Pennsylvania, the most attrac
tive of a beautiful chorus. En
\ ied by thousands, applauded
nightly by hundreds more. It s
dizzy to be the sweetheart of
Broadway and the lure gripped
Evelyn. !the married the million
aiiv, Harry Thaw, then Stanford
White stepped in. Thaw killed
him and the toast of Broadway
became a notorious ch.aract.-r.
Tito millionaire husband was
placed in an asylum. Evelyn
journeyed abroad and returned
several years later with a boy.
The son of Thaw, she said.
Broadway laughed. And the rm,e
of Broadway wilted. The notor
iety carried her on the stage for
a time. Then sin ran a second
rate tea room, then on lower
to c cabaret dancer, and then
as beauty and hope fled, a d >
of poison and the hospital.
The lips that drew Stanford
White to death and sent Thaw
to wards where the inmates
babble are swollen noVr. The line
ly modelled features of the
beauty that won America have
disappeared now. The years and
dissipation saw to that. Broad
way’s interest departed quick
er than the others—and now.
It doesn't pay.
Advance in Re-di.scoiiiP Hate Mar
Sob. ; < ! 'Speculative Jurkeis,
According to 'I hen. I ice.
(By R. .1. McCarleyH Private Win' )
New Orleans, lav., Jan It. l.i.ir
pool wos line clawn by New Orltinin
January t I, March Hi, Mb.1, July 1»,
October 1.0, By Nine. York: March 11,
May I*, July «'•. October 5. Opened 1J
points higher'than slue.
Compared with lnr.t year, stock < n
shipboard at tialve -ton Saturday was
59,000 bales against 00.000; at New
Orleans 4(5,000 agairst a 1.00(5; at
Houston jo.Ouo.
Southern pots Saturday were uti
cl'.anKvJ to 18 .dove; Tom markets
15 lower. Sale • all tdd 02,27 k bales
against 10.fSTO Friday and lKJjOft iast
year.
Cables, trade advices, • t ., have to
be reckoned wi’h today, perhaps pri
vate December eonsumpli »n estimates
Census consumption probably on
the 14 th. inst., returns likely to lie
bullish, will run ngnlnst 54:1,0’‘H) hales
ol lint, for November of this season,
and oH4 000 for December of hist : e t
Sentimeni remninh divided.
Theodore O. Price say: Advance
to four percent in rediscount rate
Now York federal re. ervm hank tnis
somewhat sobered speculative mar
kets but effect otherwise negligible
and general optimism tir-dii-turbed.
Higher pricer, far .-train and Co ton
generally expected, ut Eton and wbo1
•t» goodr steady, Demand increasing
estimated . increase American sugar
ctivumpiion last y uv !;5 per cent
higher. Prices indicated- of t ea seems
high enough. Building boom contin
ue.' despite istation _jjn conservatives
building' material and metals in good
demand. Foreign condition.-. better.
Rubber somewhat lower. Think an
thracite coal strike nearing settle
ment. Money market slightly easier
r ltd continued business ac'lvely indi
cated unless congressional action or
linvestigations cause change of fcl
ing.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank our friends and
neighbors for their kindness shown ns
during the sieknes sand death of our
dear father. Rev. A. 0. Irvin.
Thp Children.
Perhaps noise is good for babies,
as Brueewell says. Our infant indus
tries thrived on the anvil chorus.
Still, it is unfortunate that all this
ptuiee-eru talk won accept"d too lit
erally by Mr. Dempse*.
The only thing that can kc p on
growing without nourishment is an
ego.
Prosperous times are those in
which the people are too busy to no
tice them.
DADDY'S
EVENING
FAIRYTALE
^Mary GKahamfiormer
tx-fiy *’cMr ff. tvs.) rptn/nwMPC* y.r'osr
LEONARD’S LOST DOG
Leonard liud a iovaly do&. Leonard
tvaw n i'i*y proud of Ills <iu^, ;;s Wall )n*
:i<I <•'ory reason
to tit*.
II!-; dog was U
ooljio, and what :i
* playfnl dog it was,
^ As a pot lliinui
l.eonard called liis
, dog “Girlie.”
ij They ascii to
play together and
the dog would
play with others
in Hie height or-'
hood.
fiiit one day
i
;
i ;stii«> was lost.
She P.illed All
She Could.
(iirlie had be n
nut play inr mid
Leonard had hern
railed lit the house.
(iirlie had hern
nil field. Hut alone' ('Unit* :i mother
with two children. There was a ih»K.
n lovely, 11!it\I'ljt doe, and the doe
street ed th in politely, and in a alee,
I'rieiidJ'y fashion.
• The two rhiidren had always want
ed a i "That's a el raj do", moth
er,” they said. "I'o h" Ps Lave that
dor." *
To he Vure the dor wore r.n eol'ar,
for Leonard had taken Girlie's collar
• if Wheti they had l ei n' plu^iB*.
Ar I they urred tiiriie to follow
theta. Now (iirlie was ready to play
| with oilier children, hut of course
these were not children of the neirh
liorhood. so \\ hen they came to the
end of the Muck (iirlie started to p'o
home.
lint one of the two .eliililren draspred
(iirlie into atl apartment house where
j they lived and the other cblitl helped
i [mil, loo.
Ii was r, dreadful tliltir to do when
• iirlie showed !»>' her actions, even
• Humph she was without a collar, that
! she was , a .stray dor.
Sh^ I no !:ed t is i well-kept, she was
! too happy to he a stray dor
j There is a sad, pitiful look In the
eyes of every stray ilojf, its thourh
iie (vaveil alTeeiioti hut could not he
at nil sure v. hat would be his rood
j luck or had Itieft.
•Oh, l:mv in-sondile »'.'.rile was. Oh,
j how w,-etched a nil lom ly !
And s.h»* .vouhln'-t g"t out.
The tic:;t nay she was taken for ft
walk on a 0‘:is:’i and though she
: nulled all she <•<>t:l«] (hose wrelehed
two < tdldt'i .1 am* so strong they
pulled hoi* lifti-k with them,
t And Leonard?
Wi ll, If c.irlio was talserhlde If was
nothin:; morn than was tin* feeling
I Leonard ’aid. He .hot seemed to feel
as though'.lie eottld nut stand it.
• Hi. the loneliness in anyone's heart
when one's pet dog, one's animal com
panion, has gone1!
It was dreadful. Nor did Leonard
| kntvw what had happened to (ilfli*.
When he had relumed and found
.her gene he had thought she had
• taken a run ami would I e buck soon.
That first night without (tirlie was
pllifully lonely and wretchedly quiet.
No friendly hark, no wagging tail, no
I watchful eyes, no cold nose stealing
quietly into his hand ready for a put.
, .lust loneliness loneliness for it de
voted dog.
| Nor lmd the other nigl ts been any
I (tetter. Leonard was so worried, too.
; Ho united iirnuit
. (iSr!it*. Kv*t\ on*'
j looked for Girlie.
Tito ether oliildiVn
, llili.1 not I eell out
[when Girlie was
t»y her,-.elf.
Then riune good
; news. ISut I.eun
! «rtl V MS not .'lire ;
I h" ilii) not yet
lure to he sure, lie
I mild not stand he
! tnyr disappointed
i >ver %n> i liing like
this.
lint the man
v, ho delivered t lie
Just Loneliness.
n e \v s p a i> t> r s
i brought him fur
hotter news Hum,"ns to bs> hail in the
j papers he carried. lie said he thougiit
1 lip had heard Girlie's bark and hod
caught a glimpse of her as someone
hod opened an apartment door when
I lie had left the paper that morning, up
1 the block and around the corner.
Leonard went off with the man to
, the apartment. They did not let
... in. He spoke, ns they opened
! the dot'd1 just a crack. “How do we
I know it's your dog?” they said, In
reply.
liut Girlie had heard Leonard’s voice
and was scratching on the door*so that
| the door would have been ruined If
they had not let Girlie oat.
| And no one could say. after having
| seen Girlie and Leonard greet one
I another, that Girlie was not ' eon;'it's
I <h'*
—
Couldn't Keep Stc£
f Two of Donald's playmates cd-te
i over one Saturday afternoon to play
i with him. They decided to play sol
j dlers and Donald lined them up to
: march, the three nhtvast.
Harry continually got out of step,
and Donali) usked: ‘’What’s the mat
terl Tan’t you keep |Ce:s with util"
It is the air service FruOC? leads
in, not heir service.
SALE
SIDELIGHTS
For the Crowds who at
tend this Sale we have
purchased 20 of the
highest grade Over
stufl’ed odd Chairs.
Ordinarily they would
sell for $16 each. Dur
ing the sale they will go
for $10,65 each. Car
load lot cost.
Just one to each family.
The best Furniture Bar
gain ever offered here.
And by Best.
DON'T MISS ONE
DAY
REMEMBER
It starts Wednesday and
continues for 10 days.
Through Saturday, Jan
uary 22.
While you’re here look
over the Best Equipped
Furniture Store in the
Section,
0
Including a Modern Un
dertaking Establish
ment. With the Highest
priced embalming equip
ment made.
Our New Home is in the
New Itoyster Building
on South LaFayctte. i
It vou attend this sale I
!
you’ll never forget when j
we moved into our new
Store. i
—J. M. BEST.
I
THE OPENING OF THK NEW HOME OF THE JOHN M.
BEST FURNITURE COMPANY, ONE OF THE LARGEST
AND MOST MODERN FURNITURE n 0 ; ' -5 E S IN THE
STATE IS TO BE CELEBRATED j;y A
20 Per Gent Off On At! Furniture
NOTHING WILL BE HELD BACK - ALL FOR SALE
This is the Greatest Opportunity Ever Offered This Section To
Buy Ghocl Furniture at Such Low Prices But The Opportunity
Lasts Only 10 Days. GET IN ON IT.
Gome If You Can’t Buy
TP’£?. BARGAINS GO BY ONCE
KB SKFh The word of tnis firm, rcliahly known for
.veaif to this section, is our Bond that any and all Furniture in
the Stoic will be sold a; 20 per cent oi i. That means something.
We re not .lust offering our old stock and out-of-date furniture at
a reduction, instead you may pick the newest suites and furnish
TfMF the h°llSe aiKl "et lt at lh e Opening Sale Price. This is the
It Is. Impossible
FOR US TO LIST ALL OF OUR
SELLING ONLY A FEW THIN
SUCH WOULD BE POSSIBLE,
STOCK GOES ON SALE FOR
WHAT BEST HAS: THE BEST
HOME—BED ROOM SUITES,
ING ROOM FURNITURE, OD
BEDS—EVERYTHING! GET
PICK WILL GO FAST.
BARGAINS. IF WE WERE
GS AT BARGAIN PRICES
BUT THE ENTIRE BEST
10
DAYS—YOU KNOW
IN EVERYTHING I'VjR THE
DINING ROOM SUITES, LIV
D FURNITURE, CHAIRS.
HERE WEDNESDAY. THE
•&{'* • i ' v • & j >. 4. *•
AW. 4
MOREOVER we want every
land county and surrounding se
. ^ the section; a furniture house
by, Come to.our opening. It will
man, woman and child in Cleve
et’.on to see our store—the Best
in keeping with growing Shel
be worth your while.
Jno. M. Best Furniture Co.
NEW ROYSTER BUILDING.
MOST UP-TO-DATE STORE IN THIS SECTION.
    

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