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Couples Stay Wed
Lenoir.—W. H. H. Hartley of
Hudson was a visitor in town sever,
al days ago. Mr. Hartley i8 getting
to be an old man and for the past
40 years he has been a justice of the
peace, seeing continuously. During
that time he has married 139 white
couples, and all of them remained to
gether except one, and the parties
to * this one, he stated, were both
itrunk when married, and could hard
ly stand on the floor. They lived to
gether about one year and then sep
Mr. Hartley states that one of the
most interesting ceremonies per
formed thnr.ng the 40 years was one
last Fall in which the bride and
groom and his age combined amount
ed to 21# years. The parties to the
eeremoney were W. A. Lingle and
Mr*. J. C. Woods, who lived near
Hudson. Mr. Hartley then told of his
first marriage ceremony. He had
l>een appointed to the off.ee on
Thursday and on Saturday a Mr.
Howard came to him and told him
to 'come to his home the next day
and marry a couple. Never having
performed a ceremony of this kind,
and having no book, he borrowed one
from A. M. Martin so as to have
something to go by. When the cou
ple stood before him, he found h,s
place and began reading. He then
looked up and when he turned his
eyes again to the page from which
he had began reading he could not
find his place. However, he managed
to go o nthrough some sort of speech
and finally pronounced them man
and wife. Mr. Hartley says after that
he never attempted to read another
marriage ceremony and to this day
he has a sort of form of his own
which he uses, but which is entirely
legal. The first couple was W. M.
Goble, now dead, and Miss Lillie
Howard who has married a second |
Another interesting marriage Mr.
Hartley stated, was that of W. M.
Smith and Martin Poarch. They did
not want any one to know they were
getting married, and so Mr. Hartley
was asked to travel in the night to
keep the secret. He, therefore, travel
ed the seven miles in the dark and
through the woods keeping away
from everybody. When he and Mr.
Smith reached the home of Mrs.
Poarch, Mr. Smith succeeded in get
ting her out of the house and the
ceremony was performed in the dark
under an apple tree.
Can Buy Auto Tag*
June 1 to July 10.
Those Driving Cars Without New
Licenses After Last Date Sub
ject to Arrest Says Doughton.
Raleigh.—Automobile license plates
will go on sale here and at the var
ious branch offices over the state on
June 1, and will continue on sale
through July 10, it has been an
nounced here, following a conference
between R. A. Doughton, commis
sioner of revenue, and Coleman W.
Roberts, of Greensboro, official of
the Carolina Motor Club which oper
ates the branch stations.
There Will be no extensions in the
time for securing plates this year,
Mr. Doughton said. Those who have
not provided themselves with licenses
by July 10 subject themselves to ar
In making: application for plates,
the application card which is being
forwarded all automobile members |
should be presented, Mr. Doughton j
said. He also remarked, that for their I
own protection, automobile owners j
should notify the department of ref- j
enue of changes of addresses.
Commissioner Doughton and Mr. j
Roberts discussed other matters, pre- I
sumably related to the branch license
offices, it was indicated but refrained
from making known the subject of j
their conference, other than the per- j
functory announcements with refer
ence to license plates.
Double Shoals News
Of Late Interest
(Special to The Star.)
The Sunday school at Double
Shoals is increasing in attendance,
sine the sick people in our common
ity have improved.
Mrs. H. C. Royster teacher of the
beginners department is able to attend
after several weeks of absence.
The B. Y. P. U. is doing splendid
work with Rev L. B. Seism as pres!,
The Double Shoals Baptist church if
rianning to hold its dedication,
service the fifth Sunday in May. The
program will appear later.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cornwell and ehil
dren visited at the home of Mr. an*
Mrs. J. T. Spangler Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Warliek visited
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Spangler Satur
Mr. and Mrs. Everette Spangler
visited Mrs. Spangler’s father Mr
Ambrose Lutz Sunday.
Mr. J. O. Panther and family visit
«d at the home of W. C. Seism Sun,
Mr. aad Mrs. C. R. Spangler and
Mr. and Mrs. Bonnie Elliotte and lit
tle son Harry, spent Easter Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Mitchei of
Sharon, S. C,
Onion Eater 1
f Arthur i • i, Lo.i Angc'.ef
j Calif., recent’/ wen the champion*
ship honors for felting onions. In*
j ; contest he ate 10 pounds In as man*
| 'i ou can t blame a woman driver
: for not knowing which way to turn
in a jam. You wouldn’t c>ther, with
i your eyes shut.
“I have found your HERB JUICE
to be the most effect.ve medicine I
| ever used for the treatment of stotn
1 ach trouble. It has given me won
derful relief after I had suffered for
j many years with intense indigestion
! pains in my stomach, and I can
| truthfully ray that it is ho only re
! medy that would overcome this trou
| ble” Mr. W. B. Guinn, Well known
farmer, Route 7, Monroe, N. C„
made the above statement to the j
HERB JUICE man a short time ago i
when ' telling of his condition of ■
i health and the great benefits derived
[ from use of Herb Extract known as j
\ HERB JUICE. Speaking further of,
(his Condition. Mr. Guinn said: “Sto-j
i mach trouble caused me much suffer
ing, especially after eating, and the!
wonderful relief I have had from;
| Herb Extract known as HERB j
i JUICE prompts me to make a state,
i ment for the benefit of others who j
may be suffering as I did before tak-1
ing this great remedy. For several j
months past my stomach has been!
,n such a bad condition that I was |
forced to diet myself. Nothing I ate •
would properly digest and I was ae-j
tually afraid to eat any solid food.1
j Awful gas pains and bloating spells j
after eating put me in a terrible j
nervous state and rundown condi-;
t:on.. Constipated all the time, liver ;
sluggish, bowels irregular, I always ]
I felt t ired and wornout with no en- j
j ergy to do any work. I heard of i
j Herb Extract known as HERB
JUICE being a great stomach reme- |
dy, I bought a bottle and I want to j
tell you it actually helped me from ;
the first few doses. And now since;
taking it for several weeks I am !
greatly improved and fee! altogeth-.
er lake a different man. For first i
time in jnonths my bowels move re- |
Igular, liver is move active and I am;
l not troubled any more with eonsti- j
pation. And as for the indigestion, j
Herb Extract known as HERB j
JUICE just s.mply destroyed this |
trouble. It has made eating once
more a pleasure for me. My food is
properly digested and I can eat j
three good meals a d*ay without ary
bad after effects, I shall always keep
a bottle on hand, take it when I need
it and will never miss a chance to
speak a good word for it to everyone
For Sale by Druggists Every
your blankets quilts
and bed spreads
Should be rewarded for faithful
winter service by giving them a
thorough cleansing before put
ting away for the summer. The
Snowflake Laundry will wash
them, using pure soft water
and Ivory Soap, returning them
almost like new ones. And the
charge is very moderate. Phone
us now and our man will call
promptly. Our phone No. is 591.
EAST GRAHAM ST.
Show 1925 Best in Five Years
for Prices to the Farmer
WHAT THE FARMER
PRODUCED IN 1925
Keefe tr \
[OrHIR (*POO!*CTS ^ SUCH
a WOOL , Ft AX, SEEDS, f7T
crocs, honey, etc
SL^CQC/WJIWj) COTTON ^
w CCOHOfi SEED |
l HAY V FORAGE
[ $ 1.602,000.000
TOTAL VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS BY YEARS
1916 * 15.167.000,000 1921
1917 20.8(6,000.000 19 22
1918 22896,000,000 1923
1919 24854,000.000 1924
•tm-wtD 1920 19110,000,000 1925
- _ SlAP»-ROt»UC* MmeUlTUfflkt. FOONMTlOM
TillO f:inn<‘i‘ produced just about us much stuff in lii'J.'i us in l!r24. and it
(vms worth u hundred million dollars more, according t<> the annual year
end survey of the Sears-ltoehuek Agricultural Foundation. The average of
all farm prices ir. now 154 per cent of the pre-war average, as compared with
14!) per cent last year at this time. The real significance of this Is indicated
more dearly by the relation of returns from the sale of farm products to
wholesale prices of commodities which the farmer buys and consumes. This
means, states the Foundation, that the purchasing power of the farmer's
dollar has risen from 60, the lowest point following the war, to !H) for l‘C5
and indicates that agriculture Is recovering.
The low pen!:, prior to the war, of values of farm products came in 1014 with
a valuation of si l,5l7,000,l,td:).00. The high peal: valuer for firm products came
during The war with a gross total of $24,f>54.0OO,(HiO for 1010, Then came the
four critical years In which farm prices fell below cost of production and
values became correspondingly low.
In 1024 the total value of all the farm products raised in the Fnlted
States was estimated at $17,Moo,000.000. This year the production is estimated
at $17,454.000.000. The cash Income to the farmer for his 1025 work will be
right around SI0.000,000.000.
FLUSH TANK TROUBLES EASILY REPAIRED
Compound Lever Ball Cock in Flush Tank.
(Prepared by the Vnfted States Department
Among the pin ts of the home plumb
ln.tr system most frequently out of or
der and needing attention I* the flush
tank of the toilet. Very often the
trouble nifty he easily located by a
member of the family mid corrected
at little cost without sending for a
plumber, says the United States Pe
partmrnf of Agriculture in a new
Fanners’ lRtlloiin, 14(50. “Simple
Plumbing Repairs in the Home.” The
first illustration. Figure A, shows an
ordinary compound lever ball cock to
control the water supply in a, flush
ten’.;. The float ball and the seat
washer on the h >ttom of the plunger
are tlie only parts likely to need re
pair:. The buoyancy of the float Is
7 > Soft Seat Washer)
Plunger and Washer Holder Cap.
tho force which lowers tlie plunger,
shutting off the water as the tank
fills. A leaky, waterlogged float holds
the plunger up, permitting constant
flow and waste of water. A small
leak in a copper float can he soldered.
If a glass float is broken or a copper
float is badly corroded, do not try to
repair if. A new five-inch copper flout
costs about 40 cents.
Plunger and Washer. &
Figure I! shows tho plunger and
washer-holder cap which screws on
the bottom of the plunger. The wash
er should he soft rubber or leather,
because the force which holds it to its
seat !i not heavy. The cap Is thin
brass. To replace the washsr, shut
off the water and drain the tank. Un
In this free and glorious country
the humblest citizen can offer a bid on
screw the two thumbscrew* yudiieh
I*ivot the float-rod lover aixl plunger j
lever. I’ush the two levers |o the j
left, drawing the plunger lever through j
the head of the plunger. Lift out the
plunger, unscrew the cap on the hot- |
tom of the plunger. Insert a soft, new
washer, anti reassemble the parts. The
cap may lie so corroded and weakened
that It breaks during removal from
the plunger. A new cap Is then nec
essary, and it Is well to have one or
two on hand. When putting a washer
on a ball cock, examine the seat to
see that It Is free of nicks and grit.
It may need re grinding.
A tlusli valve, used In a low tank,
Is also erratic. I’rohahly no other
plumbing in the home needs attention
so often. It is under water and sub
ject to fouling and neglect. The hol
low rubber ball gets out of shape and
fails to drop squarely into the hol
lowed seat. The handle and lever fail
to work smoothly or the lift wires get
out of plumb, causing the ball to re
main up when it should drop to its
seat. To remove these difficulties,
stop inflow to the tank by holding up
the float of the hall cock or support
ing it with a stick. Drain the tank by
raising the rubber hall. If the ball is
worn, out of shape, or has lost its
elasticity, unscrew the lower lift wire
from tne nan ana replace with a new
one. A 2^4-lnch rubber ball costa
about 2.”> cents, and a new one should
always he kept in the home. The lift
wires should be straight and plumb.
The lower lift wire is readily centered
over the center of the valve by means
of the adjustable guide holder. By
loosening the thumbscrew, the holder
Is raised, lowered or rotated about the
By loosening the lock nut and turn
ing the guide screw, the horizontal
position of the guide is fixed exactly
over the center of the valve. These
adjustments are very important. The
upper lift wire should loop into the
lever arm hole nearest to a vertical
from tiie center of the valve. A tank
should empty within ten seconds.
Owing to lengthening of the rubber
bull and insufficient rise from its seat,
the time may be longer than ten sec
onds with a correspondingly weak
flush. Tins trouble may be overcome
by shortening the loop In the upper
lift wire. A drop or two of lubricat
ing oil on the lever mechanism makes
It work more smoothly.
Nature can’t always be trusted.
How many, many southpaws turn out
to be girls.
LOOK FOR THE YELLOW FRONTS
-WHERE DOLLARS GO FARTHEST
Typical Example? Of How You Save At Our Stores.
VAN CAMPS EVAPORATED MILK Tall Can .
SWEET POTATOES. Ready To Serve, Large Can
COLONIAL PEAS, Sweet and Tender, Can
D. P. PEACHES, Delicious, Can.
D. P. Spaghetti, 8 o?. pkg._. 8c
Corn, Crushed, No, 2 Can _ ..... lie
Tomatoes, No. 2 Can, B tor _... 25c
Beets, Cut, No. 3 Can . 20c
Succotash, Blue Ridge, No. 3 Can __ 17c
; Morton’s Iodized SALT .... lie
i Recommended highly by Physicians gen
i erally. Contains proper proportions of
j iodine necessary to health.
j America’s Biggest Selling baking Powders
| Curtice Bros. Jams ..27c
) Pineapple. Raspberry, Strawberry, Cherry
I * 10 oz. Jar.
BAKER'S YELLOW LABEL OOCOANUT, No. 1 Can
rmm m+us1 -jrx^mirzt+***■*
D. P. Catsup, 8 oz..15c Lard Compound, lb.
Blue Boy PEAS, No. 2 Can.25c
CABBAGE, Fancy Florida, Large Heads, lb.7c
Gold Bfer Rabbit
Molasses, No. 1 h Can ...
Raisins, Sun Maid, Puffed Seeded or Seedless, Pkg.
Land O’Lakes '
SWEET CREAM BUTTER
Pound Cut From Tub
OUR PRIDE BREAD
21 Ounce Quality Machine *
Wrapped Loaf__ JL vl C
. D. P. COFFEE
The World’s Best Drink.
_ Prove it to yourseclf_ Trl C
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Cooper’s silk lisle half hose all
shades regular 50c quality 35c
or 3 pair for..$1.00
In cheviots and cashmers
stripes and solid colors medi
um and dark shades, values up
to $29.50 Friday and Saturday
AND MADRAS SHIRTS
Collar and neck bands white
and colors. Regular $2.00 and
$2.50 shirts Friday and Satur
day. Only Special.$1.79
WATCH OUR WINDOWS
For the newest novelties in
shoes, shirts, neck wear, belts,
hats, and underwear. You will
always find the newest styles
and best quality at our store.
New arrivals in straw hats
fancy and plain bands, Knox
and other good makes, $2.00
Young men you should see our
clothing. We have a wonderful
line to show you. In all the new
models and most wanted
shades 3 piece suits $24.50 to
$42.50. In Society, Michaels
Sterns and Griffon makes.
Big shipment of new fancy
band young men’s snap brim
felt hats, special Friday and
Saturday. $5.00 hats at ..$4.48
Shoes, you will find the new
blonde oxfords here at $6.50
bal and blucher style.
KELLY CLOTHING CO.
Correct Dress for Men and Boys.
Royster Bldg. Shelby, N. C.