SHELBY S BUILDING PROGRAM IN 1925 TOT ALLED
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Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Farming Section,
Modern Job Department,
VOL. XXXIV, No. 40
“Covers Cleveland Completely.” SHELBY, N. C. FRIDAY
DOLLARS—1926 WH AT? MAKE A CITIZEN OF EVERY VISITOR
Where Industry Joi.is With
Climate In A Call For You, .
APRIL 2, 192G. Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. ' mail, per year (in advance) $2.50
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County Ex-Service Men Hear
Bird And Gardner Addresses
Cornier State Commander Addresses
World War Vets At Meeting
Approximately 200 ex-service r.Veii
from all sections of QlevOla.td eoun r
ystnered at the court house in Shelby
Wednesday night for a eet-togcthei
program arranged by the Warren
i!oy|c post of the Araerii rm legion f, r
th >se who saw service during the
The evening was featured In t,ve<<
addresses, one by former state eom
i latulcr Tom Bird, of A.-ln-vill. ; t.d
tee other by 0. Max Gardner, S}-1-21. •
:■! orney. and a banquet that fed!' v • ,
O.e r peaking.
Legion Post* Here.
■ Representatives fr< m . ( h-iA,..
n sts at Kings Mountain and Grow e
were in attendance as wer • mar... ■;<
r. ice men of the county who w•.
i • t legion members.
Tells of Legion Work,
ill nry L. Stevens of War aw, | >• •_
ms t state commander of the leg: n.
was scheduled for the main addri in
the evening but was unable to a-' re'.
Tom Bird, now a national ■ ommitu
11 .i:, .substituted and <•: live red
1 ighly pleasing talk to use 'her
->yr- ">rd -gave nr n , r >.tir,g
. ription of the * r.gin art ^ :
t>i;• lotion, outlined its helpful p
< x>, and touched upon ->•!•.:»• ef '! -■
phases of the organizin' m. per.
flay activi.y and what it mean to
tie < x-s< i vice man.
.lit stressed the impor.tiiicf of -tv
rpht type i f ideals in.-public lit"-- ai d
i •:» laired to the Cleveland c miy
vet (tans that the legion i:: - a rt in
< tablishirg such ideals.
I'rai id b\ Gardner.
Bird was followed by O. .Max Gar ’
-pi r, who paid a glowing tribu. .
tin ex-service men. 1 upraising to r
eoiwojct during the war he reiterated
a famous address expressii-'n of th *
“ih • greatest thine ig not dying ft r
•epos country, but.iivihg 1 • r i.."‘
His urge was that the wtera".- Ii%,
ir, a manner that will gr. ■ gr-at
glory and honor to their country. In
for,eluding the former liau’.enant g.ov
i rivor spoke in glowing ti rms of the
future of this state and > f ( ie\ • ;• t.<
county, and spurred th' ex-service
men on to their bit in making that
At the conclusion of the addresses
*h' meeting adjourned to the I gion
cinh rooms where a general friendly
get-together was held, sandwiches, um
' •cam, cold drink::, and kes" ■ ■■rv
Blue Ridge Evens
Count With Shelby
Having here Thursday afterr - n
“Shorty" Lawrence’s Blue Midge b.a <
hall Outfit evened things up wall.
Shelby in a 6 to 5 victory. Shelly
hv • irig defeaded the prep, -eh'iol out
fit at Hendersonville last week.
the brilliance of infield play by tie.
vi 'tor:-, and their general determina
tion and consistency were’ largely ro
• ’ ohsible for the victory. However :n
Iwo Shelby hurlers. Whispam .and
Movie; deserved a clear-cut vie' ry.
‘'adding behind them at times bei; g
nr the verge of bad baseball. Several
nr-takes by Gillespie, Shelby receiver',
am' bobbles by Lee at short provi d
costly to the Shelby defence. In the
'■verith and eighth frames the i ns!
finared up a drive that placed .term
in the lead only to lose by a one-run
me-gjn in the ninth.
( onstderaible improvement can be
:fcn in the work of Morris' yoim.'
sters since their first game and fen?
l ave the belief that they v.ill rm\k < n.
"'•o<1 showing in- the State 'race (nice
•’ batting attack is developed.
Hie Blue Ridge team amt coach yr
mained in Shelby overnight. lea', ipg
biidny morning for a game with. U :
65 Members Added
During Past Year
Sixty five new members have be n
added to the Presbyterian chirr,
during the past church year v k
in just closing. Thi * growth ur
passes anything in the history of
this loeal church. Since the new p -
tor Rev, H. N, MeDiarntid lias coioo.
there has been a healthy .ere; se -m
membership and a spirit of 'deyo:- d
work on the part of the old an ' ue-w
members. A special service wu- i1 “’. 1
Wednesday night to,welcome ir. > 'h
fellowship of the chinch the new
members that had recently joined:
balks were made by John S. Mc
h’rrght, presiding off.cer, 11. N
Biarmid, A. C. Miller and 1. <'■ Brh
fin. A number of beautiful musical
selections were rendered after which
cake and cream were served to. the
crowd that fdled the Stint-la• s.-h.-d
% S I
Th:s me ,v hmore money »o (ah®
nf than RoekefcHer has. He Is
\Viiham<' K-M h. r newly appointed
i ifi'jin < f. th»- yliai'I r.f the U t?.
l-'-M-'fii ef- Iyijyi ititr and I'rinting
■; l " • - l> , where most
of the |-y;e i n. 'iv- . is manufactured.
At First Baptist
U ail I . ' i. who 1; ,s
;< (.paged i : a revival meeting
-- b: •• Meo’o! .al thui th- at Win
n-.'S-ivm his.' n-t.nn.it arid will
speC-ia! sermon oil Sunday
m I ninu' a*, the 11 o'clock hour to the
. Templars -who will man;!; to
church in a body, wearing their
1 o. Albert cci t iUiu plumed hat:-.
A: the twin: 4 service a beautiful
M .-Ur cantata will bo urgby a choir
>■' Lo voi; WS. These have been unde*'
training ! i- mnie rime and a real
; : it .1: • treat a 'promised at this
!1" U r-ti' e service..
Charlotte Man Will Operate in Hoey
Building (>n S. Wadiington
Street—W ill Move Here.
Mr. \V. K. .Jordon' of- Charlotte has
taken the Chevrolet agency here and
will operate in the Chas. A. Hoey
bail ling where the Hud-fn-Essex
headquarter? were formerly main
tained. Mr. .Jordon i? an experienced
automobile dealer.. having .bee.t of
fice marager of the Charlotte bran.-h
of the Ford Motor Company, dealer
in Ford ir K,-stern Carolina and in
•York, S < \ At present he owns, a
brake lining factory ,n Charlotte
which he will continue in connection
with the- local Chevrolet agency.
Mr. .!< .don will move hi? family
to Shelby as soon.as a suitable home
1. ■ 1...- secured anil ho a permanent
<• ;i . -i. He ha.- secured the services
of Tom Osborne, as sales manager
and Frink Kendall as head of the
parts d : rtm.ent, two hustling young
> a n who will 1 . quite an asset to the
bnsiho s liceav > of then- popularity
wit', ti public and their skill with
j. S. Cline Enters
'.j Isi- late'.-:!, ■nnhouhc.emeht -nff-efc
>o- the lorn! political world is that
,'f ,\h. •!. S. (’line, Fallston attor
ney. for • judge of recorders court
suidi-ii 'to tiro De nmcratic primary in
.Jutlji' .1- I n 1’. Mull is the pres
Mr. ( l.tir. th" tnnounisod candi
date. i- a 'I of: Ves C’liite of < the
[. jills|on '‘.-titvt and is well known
fheri abonts. lie 'has practiced his
tile-t-e since leaving >-ol
and frequently appears in the
various courts here.
Ii Cl Tiun S M l-; MEETS
WITH («1’EAT SI ( ( ESS
-file Haste;' sale at the Hatiery is
M,,ted to be meeting with great
‘ i:t cess, by M. Schwiutznuin. sales
, aaictor, of Spartanburg. S. Mr.
Schv.art/.man said Friday tr-at at the
.rutr hour and throughout the
morning the store was crowded with
: tenters, making Easter purchases,
phe store has been so well arrang
ed tint! merchandise displayed so ef
.feeti'cly that the crowds found huy
it-.jj greatly facilitated. The stile will
C( ..tinned eight davs from the o| t n
V* r • .• • . ' • ., •
Tom Dixon, Noted
Son Of Cleveland,
Coming On April 15
loni Dixon, author and play
wright, who is now devoting his
attention to the development of
Wildaeres near Little Switzerland,
lifts.been booked for a visit and
■ l eech in Shelby on Thursday
night April 15th. Mr. Dixon has .
/ust returned from New York
w 1 ere he has closed up a number
of business matte rs. with a view
■ 1 earning t<. Wi -.cm North ( a.
i lira to spend the remainder of
h;s life, lie will build a hand. < mo
1 ' me in Wildaeres, according to
Mr. N. (' Hines his salesmanage •
who was here a feu day,, ago.
It is planned to have l)r. Dikon
i Oliver a short after-dinner speech
.''pi ings Thursday night April
icth. after which lie will come to
the court house and deliver his
newest lecture On “The Rising of
the South.” The court house is se
ll ctefi in order to give as many
: s possible an opportunity of
h c.;-injr this gifted si n of 'Cleyo
kn (1. There will be no charge for
admission. This address is being
delivered by Dr. Dixon in ten
i ther towns in North Carolina and
Shelby considers itself fortunate
:'i having an opportunity of hear
ing him. .Many people will no
uouljt come from the county to
hear Dr. Tom who is so enthused
i ver Carolina’s progress that he
has decided to make it his future
). il. S'-inilh Who Laid the Brick Dir
Many of the Older Buildings
Mr. J. II. Smith, aged brick' maon
did'. Wednesday at bis home three
miles above New Prospect ihutch in
No. 5 township, a victim if influenza
and pneumonia from which he hud
be< n sick only a week. Mr. Smith.was
in Shelby the first of last week and
appeared in his usual.good health. He
took his bed last Wednesday night
and died Wednesday afternoon i>l
th's week. 7(5 years old last October.
Mr. Smith was a brick mason bv
trade, following his work until about
lo years ago when his advanced-years
forced him to give it up. He bu ll
many of the brick buildings in Shelby
and Cleveland county, doing work for
the Scheneks at Lawndale. John Line,
berger at Shelby, Elzie Beam and
others. He built the county home ard
the old county jail and other work
well done from chimney flues to larg
buildings stand as a monument to his
work. .Mr. Smith was a good worker,
a conscientious citizen, highly rs
erected by all who knew him. He
joir-«d the Baptist faith when a buy
at Old Capernium near Waco, moving
hi. membership from Waco to New
Prospect a few years ago.
Mr. Smith was married to Miss
Margaret Moss who survives with
sin children, J. B. Smith county wel
fai-c officer, A. ■}. Smith of Gastonia;
W M. Smith of Portsmouth, Va. Law
rence Smith of Orlando, Fla., and Mrs
A. P .Warliok, of Kings Mountain.
One brother Furman Smith, also sur
vives The funeral was conducted on
Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock by
Rev W. O. Camp, his pastor assisted
by Rev. Mr. Adair of Kings Mount.in;
and the interment was at New Pr s
perl Baptist church A large crowd
Boxing Program On
For This Evening
Tonight, Friday, will be a red letter
err ning for the local fight fans. Two
star bouts, and some preliminaries of
m inconsiderable spirit will be staged
by local enterprise. The o\ ent will be
nulled at the new Armory, in the
It the stellar bout Charles Cordell
is slated to meet Kill Elliott of Kan
napolis. Cordell is known hereabouts
as a young Shelby giant with a
punch, and Elliott is said to have
gene fourteen straight bouts without
The bout will be an eight round
The second number on the bill is a
s ix round go between Bennie Mack,
described as very fast, and “Speedy”
Tatei of Kings Mountain,
there will be a negro battle royal,
which is some stunt to watch, and
The gong is advertised to sound at
Of Ross Case
Shc'h) Slot} Has Spit ail World
Over and Letters Now Are
While added devtdopmi nt < are
awaited in the Charli • ltd*,; story
and it is hoped so pi? do: nito an
nouncement of Iho termination of
tin? investigation soon will he made
-—interest centers in tin* vast discus
sion aroused hy the dec elopmy nt of
the narrative throughout the coun
Letters have reached the Star of
fice and have come to Mr. -I. Frank
Gaffney, of this city, from many
sections of the United State These
came as a result, of tin* broaden sting
of the story over the Associated
I’rc -. A fact to be e pecinlly noted
is the seemingly deathless note in
this tragedy. Although happening
hack in a l, when people now well
advanced into years, where • them
selva children, so deep a hold did the
' • i > of disappearance of this child
h; "i upon he in,: gination. that it i ;
seenrhngly almost as much alive - to
day as ever.
A Bother fact is conn; ttjon with the
ease worthy of mention, is the num
ber of photographs arid amount of
d-'a available about the lost child.
Letters have been received in the
Star office as far away as .the mid
dle west, inclosing clippings, photo
graphs, and bits of information um
cerning thew unfortunate lad.
A wotnaft, Mrs. B. K. Bateof
Speed. North Carolina, si nt a copy of
the Ladies' Home Journal contain
ing a detailed description by a well
known Piuladelphia elet-gvinafl^of
the circumstances of the dS.-appear*,
ance of Charley Ross.
As was remarked in a former
story in these, columns, one corres
pondent sent an old Charley Ross
poster—one of the original posters—
offering a reward of twenty thousand
dollars for the capture of the child's
Mr. Quinn, postmaster at Shelby,
stated Thursday that he had a com
munication from a woman living in
i Virgina who claimed ti nt her mother
was a cousin of Charley Ross
A letter came to Mr. Gaffncv ir on
Columbus. Ohio, in tine registered
mail and hearing a Special delivery
stamp announcing that the writer
had some data about the Ross child
which would be made available if
desired, Enclosed in the k-Uer ya
a clipping from a Columbus. Ohio,
newspaper, bearing the Shelby date
One explanation of the story of
Charley Ross is kept alive is con
tained in a letter from Orlando,
Florida. The writer, Mrs. E. E.
“I just read in an Orlando paper-'
where they lave discovered a man
whom they think is Charlie Ross. 1
have a book with the fuil account of
his kidnapping .in the east. My moth
er used to rea 1 this to nu and my
brnher and when I waa home la. t
yeai I read it to hi;,' 'if Re boy who
i- si:: years i Id. If the piece in th.
took would he of any- ass'stance to
you I would he glad to copy it on a
typewriter and send it to you,"
A fact to he remarked concerning
the vclume of mail received concern
ing the story, is that in almost every
case the writers were women. It is be
lieved this is due to the fact that the
story of the lost hoy took more hold
of the imagination of women than of
men, the former tak.ng the case
home to themselves, and feeling the
deep sympathy of motherhood.
Of the vas tnumber of clipping;
received concerning the case, one
without date, hut blown with age.
hears the imprint of the Atlanta
(Georgia). Constitution. The tale
two columns long is headed:
\\ ho Stole < hurley Koss :
The clipping was sen to Mr. Gaff
ney by Alexander M. McLean, of
At this writing there are no new
developments in the case, hut a line
of investigation is being prosecuted
which it is hoped ultimately will re
veal whether or not Julius Dellinger,
df Denver, has a reasonable grounds
for the belief that he ts the lost
Chamo Game Today;
By Boiling Springs
The Kings Mountain Highs; appar
ently the best looking outfit in the
county, and Lattimore meet here to
day. Friday, in the county champion
ship series tor che Mull baseball cup.
'Vilh Skates on the mound Kings
Mountain is given the edge, but Lat
t'mere expects to furnish lively op
! ast week Boiling Springs Hied s
• dcfea.ted l attimore ■'! to 0 in a well
played contest. Weaver. Laitimore
twiiler, in defeat was the star of the
game, striking out nine. The three
purs, it is said, came through one
hit and two errors. Baker and Ha;.
ppv ■■,':• n -1ai in., ih leuni
Shelby Folks, Some of ’em, Interested
In Discussed Return of Foaming Beer
It ;s (iii the curds that the good
ii.m patient anti King suffering tiiir:
ty .souls of .Shelby may sit back, as
tlie balm of springtime comes :nto
tile air, anti imbibe three an I eventy
five p r cult beer. Mebbe!
Which it maybe sad in passing is
ami has been the bream of many
since America be nine the land of
the camel. Some will not admit it.
I'lie new drink, according to news
source, w ill be put on the market
as "medicinal beer," or “tonic beer,"
but the thirsty ones point out that a
rose bearing most any old mu,a*
smell., pretty sweet.
Right out id' a dear sky the gov
ernment suddenly announced that a
"medicinal beer' would be permitted
to be sold, with an alcoholic content
oi .".7,1. The lleverage it seems. .• in
ti ruled—at least it is parading ar
a tonic, for those suffering that tired
feeling as Gentle Annie’s springtime
Wet leaders throughout tie coun
try see in the government act, the
first step toward the breakdown of
the desert amendment. K ght off the
hat,, the assistant attorney general
of North Caroling, Frank Nash, an
nounced that the new federal ruling
was in conflict- with a state law, and
that no matter what happened in
parts adjacent. North Carolina would
put up the bars against the new dope.
Hid the honorable gentleman, ac
cording to a statement emanating
from Raleigh, scrutinized the statute
more closely, and is later quoted as
saying that the new goods may be
sold in the state.
Armed with that hit of informa
tion, The Star canvassed the Shelby
druggist to find out how many of
them would dispense the new bever
The proprietor of ore wholesale
house here, announced that he won ill
handle the ", it he could tret his
hands on t• And he cfuiekened his
pare. stepping lift tile boulevard,
with added pep. p. 1h» talked.
"'i "■> -ay tor me." he said "I’uvt
we w ,11 bardie the pools if the gov
ernment rays v.v can. That’s busi
lire ».f th 1 Shelby dritg st o cs
came out equally emnhaticallv. “We
will handle.' th . s'uff f it coine on
the market. the proprietor an
no a; s .!, w ithout qualification.
.'.f other of .' .yuggi-tc dated that
h would ■ 1 tIr* pew bev rape, if it
' ante on th ■ market, if it eoul I be
do p o il a i ase lot? "I v. auldi, ,
rare t , retie I i; owr the counter,"
h ■ mpotihcdd.
■ A third sat on e fence and sur
veyed th" prospect. saving it was
lie belief the eo\ rnnient Would
hedge th ■ ale aroand in such a way
ns to make r prohib tiny, or uiisiv
isfactory. forth come out flat foot
ed with a statement that he was off
the poods, and wouldn't sell it under
According1 to information now
available. the new beverage will be
put on the market for six months as
an experiment, ihr.-eminent authori
ties state that 'he formula contains
such an amou- l of mat solid that it
will not be pra ‘liable to drink
enough of it to get wh it used to he
known as drunk
further more Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury Andrews, in charge
of prohibition, has announced that if
an attempt is made to gobble up the
new tonic for the sake of the kick it
will at once be removed f dm the
Judge Yates Webb Hears Case
Unique In Record Of America
| . he fir: t rase of the kind ever tried,
ac 'i i ding to several attorneys and
i ft.CiOral court officials, went on its
! way to the United States court of up
; i c-al. Tuesday in Charlotte when
• Inopo Yates Webb ruled against the
I pl.v'itiff in the suit of Pearly Tor -
i reace King, negress, aganiat the
United States government in he rsttit
to win $ 10,000 war insurance on the
life of her late husband, who died in
ar Asheville hospital after serving
"• h the A. R. F. in France, accord
ing to the Charlotte Observer.
Normally, the woman would har»
eerie into possession of $10,000 gov
ernment insurance when her soldier;
hu* band died of disease contracted in '
army service in France. When the case
fiist came up in federaj court last fall
the court ruled against the plaintiff on 1
the ground that she had been gu'Ily
of immorality within the meaning of
the statute that debars woman of im
morality from obtaining government
The plaintiff contends she was hot
guilty of immorality wi hin the
meaning of tlie statute but that die
was seduced twice by Leroy Holt u..
d« r promises of marriage. She admits
parentage of three children .born to
hi i- and Holt out of formal wedlock
hr* offers evidence that the situation
constitutes not immorality hut seduc
tion on promise of marriage and that
therefore the U. S. statute does net
properly debar her.
Joe Ervin and Guy Carswell , t
teineys for the plaintiff, intend to
carry the case to the court of ap
peals, they say.
Buyers At Auction
Of Allen Property
.Buyers of the .'SO lots ai the auction
sale of the Jim Allen property Thurs
day were: J. L. Putnam, I A. Dycus,
0 L Bridges, E G Clark, J W Hew
eis, W E Crowder, Will Blanton, J L.
Thrmasson, Mike Borders, M. J. Har
i'ill, J. 1) Wood and others. All lots
si 1,1 were confirmed.
The sale was bundled by the Cy
clone Auction company with the Shel
by Heal Estate company as selling
agents. A large crowd was in attend
Eleven people in the crowd guessed
the same on the total price of the first
and last lots and it was necessary that
the car to be given the one guess.'-.','
nearest be divided. The car was sold
and the money split between the 11
winners who were: J. W. Cowart, J. S
Midi, A M Hamrick, G M Allen, P
C Lavender, J L Putnam, Paul Bridges
Max Wilson, E N .Ledford, 1). R. C.
Crazier and Mrs 1) Lovelace.
Former Shelby Man
In Tarrant Affair
J. O. Hughes, one of the threi
C.-.arlotte police officers, charger!
with assault with intent to kill A.
A. Tarrant, confessed rum runner, is
1 native of Shelby, it is learned. Mr
Hughes worked as a loom fixer at
the Ella and Dover mills up until a
slrrt time ago when he went to Char
lotte and secured a position as police
Tarrant was shot one night recent
ly rear Charlotte, the officers claim
ing that he ran and opened fire first
on them. Tarrant. however, deities
that he did any shooting and avers
that he did not even have a gun
Messrs. Evans Hart grove and
Hazel Allen, students of Kings col
lege, Charlotte, are spending the East
er holidays heie at teen respective
T. \V. Hamrick, hack from Florida!
—land of the big idea- has a vision
foi his homo burg. Leaning over the
counter of Ids store, discussing his j
visit to the South with The Star, aid
he sees a Shelby of the near future
sac ten years away—built up solidly
from depot to depot as a business dis
“That is the way it seems to me
towns and cities are building,” Mr.
i Ho rv. rick said. "The tendency is for
i usiness construction to run toward
the depots. It is so in many places I
have visited; I believe it will b“ so
hole. And 1 do not believe the devel
opment will be long in coming to
Mr. Hamrick visited Lake City and
Jacksonville in the Land of Flowers,
lie said climatically speaking, he
found Florida rainy and cold. Asked
what he observed of the boom, he
said the high spots are fading out;
l tl at the time of the option bird and
the fly-by-night investor is out. But
that solid business enterprises are go
"1 gathered from what l saw,’’ sad
ila merchant, "that Florida is econo
mically on a sound basis.”
Mrs. Hamrick who had been visit
ing in Florida for some time, return
ed with Mr. Hamrick.
Nolan Auction Tomorrow.
The second land auction of the -ur
rent week is advertised to be held to
morrow (Saturday) afternoon, when
the J- B. Nolan company, through the
Carolina Land company, will sell the
McFntire tract in South Shelby.
This McEntire property is located
opposite the Lilly Mill. There are
about 40 acres in the subdivision,
which will he cut into homesites and
small acreage tracts. Th auction
ki.OMld n. . li elj me.
To Fair Here
(.'< u-rnor Mbj Make Opening Ad
dress at Big Count) Fair
Here This Fall.
Governor Angus \V. McLean may
onen the big i leveland county fair
th.s fall, according to an announce
mint made here today.
Or. . S. Oorton, fair secretary,
■ ay> that Governor McLean has been
invited to attend the local fair, the
state’s largest, and that he is consid
ering the matter.
.Should the governor be able to
leave the press of official duties it is
planned that he will open the five
day farm exposition with an address.
I he presence of the governor
should add greatly to the crowds in
tin estimation of fair officials and
ie the governor has visited this sec
tion little since taking office it is
hoped that he may be persuaded to
accept the invitation.
On Same Date.
Announcement is also made by
Secretary Oorton that the fair this
tall will be held on the same dates as
the alst fair—September 28, 2!f 30
and October 1 and 2.
Numerous attractions and features
have already been hooked for the oc
casion, but no definite announcement
of attractions will be given out this
far ahead of the fair season.
Miss Henkel Sings
Here Tuesday Night
Well-Known Soprano of Statesville (it
Appear in Costume Songs in
Music lover' of Shelby are promis
ed ; treat Tuesday night When Miss
Christine Henkel, well-known States
ville singer, will appear in costume
The appearance will be under the
auspices of the Music and Arts de
partment of the Woman's club and
t He y expect a large crowd for the
program. According to early announ
cements the program will be held in
the Central school auditorium and the
public is invited to enjoy the num«
hers brought here by the club.
Miss Henkel is a graduate of Salem
and the Kastman conservatory of
Rochester and also has had post
graduate instruction under Prof.
Karel Bondoin, prominent instructor
Her appearances everywhere have
met with many compliments and her
costume numbers have proven big at
tractions with music lovers. The com
plete program of the costume rvum
beis will be announced in Monday's
Miss Henkel will bring her accom
panist with her.
In Ross Case Is
Swept by Flames
New York.—Fire has burned the
roof from the tower of a Brooklyn
building which more than 50 years
ago figured prominently in the fam
ous Charlie Ross kidnapping case
which has never yet been solved.
The-fire started from defective
wiring in the tower of the country
home of the Crescent Athletic Club
on the shore road overlooking the
sound. The building was formerly
the home of Judge Van Brunt and
was the scene of the fatal shooting
of Bill Mosher and Joe Dougins, al
leged kidnappers of Charlie Ross,
son of Christian K. Ross, wealthy
Philadelphia merchant, in 1874.
The men were attempting to rob
the Van Brunt home when they were
discovered by the judge’s brother
and son who shot them down. As
Douglas lay dying he told them to
“ask Mosher” where the Ross boy
was but the latter died before he
could be questioned.
Takes Position With
Realty Company Here
Mr. Louis Stovall, of Lumberton,
has arrived in Shelby and will have
charge of the headquarters office
he!e of the Gardner Land company,
it is announced. Mr. Stovall is a
prominent young business man and is
a welcome addition to the business
life of the city.
The streets in Cleveland heights,
Gardner Land company development,
are being put down by the Wagner
Construction company, composed of
Messrs. L. J. and F. L Wagner, of
Miss Kate Lowe who has 'been the
j charming house guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Hoey for the past month
| leaves for her home in Thompson,
i Ga., tomorrow. Mrs. Lowe has been
the recipient of much social attei •
luring Ivor stay Here,