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Tomorrow week we’ll all be gw
inng to the fair!
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So far as can be learned no Clev
eland county people lost their lives 1
in the big hurricane that swept
Florida Friday and Saturday. Me.-- :
sages, however, have not been re
ceived from every county native
there and concern is felt for some ;
The death toll is new estimated at!
around 1,000 people, according to |
dispatches in The Star today.
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Pessimistic old maids say the
young folks nowadays butt Into ev
erything. Be that as it may they
are going to take a big part in the
county fair, a news item states.
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Bootleggers, here's your chance,
F< doral court statistics say the
Shelby area is the dryest in the;
United States courts. One time,:
however, Star advertising should
not pay.
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Lattimore is planning some fair ;
for the 24th, says a dispatch from
that enterprising town.
Twenty years ago the schools of
Cleveland county were as different
from those of today, says a school
article in The Star, as Miami now
is changed from the Miami of last
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Shelby is to have a miniature
Dempsey-Tunney battle Thursday
night, reads a sport article, ard
the big fight will he broadcast at
the local ringside.
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Last month prospects were such
that Cleveland county expected the
biggest cotton crop ever. Now the
army worm is making network of
thousands of acres here. The Star
today has a full account of the rav
ages by the pest. Read it.
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Then you must not miss the ar
ticle on an inside page telling wh; t
Gaston farmers thought of our
farm section.
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Clyde R- Hoey, The Star says
today, believes the prohibition la'.v
has done more good than any other.
You’ll find a newsy item on ev
cry page. AND, yes, a circus is
coming on October 5. Red lemon
ade, painted ladies, street parade.
Restraining Order
For Yeung Couple
Made Permanent
Girl Bride r^nd Young Husband
Cannot Live Together Until
Court, Judge Webb Rules.
The temporary restraining order,
issued last week, by which a young
married couple of the county were
restrained from living together was
made binding until the next term
of court at a hearing held before
Judge James L. Webb here Satur
At the time Judge Webb, who
signed the temporary order, heard
arguments from Capt. Peyton Mc
Swain, attorney for the girl-bridi’s
mother, and Mr. O. M. Mull, ap
pearing for the groom, who by law
has been restrained from living
with his bride.
No outside evidence was intro
duced in the case.
Readers will recall that the re
straining order was granted in
view of the annulment proceedings
which will come in the grind of the
October court term. The complaint
for the order and basis for annul
ment was advanced by the girl’s
mother who says her daughter
was not old enough to be married
and that a law of this state was
violated when the young couple en
tered South Carolina to be married.
House and Contents
Destroyed by Fire
A dwelling house belonging to
George Bridges and all its contents
were destroyed by fire Friday
right just over the Cleveland lina
in Rutherford county two miles
west of Mount Olivet church. It is
understood that Mr. Bridges ar.a
family were away from home at
the time the fire started and that
neighbors who went to the scene
after they saw the flames were ur.
alde to get anything out because
the entire house was burning. Mr.
pt'idges has a wife and ten children
it is understood and he had recent
ly bought his farm and home.
Wood Heads Coal
Office in Shelby
Gaffney—R. E. Johnson, protnln
ent Gaffney business man, who
handles coal in connection with his
other interests, has established
branches for his fuel business at
Shelby, N. C., Blacksburg and Greer
The Shelby office is in charge of
J Draper Wood; Dr. Wyatt is re
presenting Mr. Johnson at Blaeks
ourg; and J. B. Mendenhall, jr., has
*V,ar(?e of the business at Greer,
iar. Johnson said be expected his
?ross business to be largely in
creased as a result of these three
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Reports Say Cleveland
People There Uninjured; j
Others Not Heard From
Late Reports Say Terrific Hurricane Moves j
Iuland Over Pensacola, Florida.
1,200 People Killed.
Late dispatches today from sections in Florida where te c
graph wires were up confirmed the report that the devastat
ing storm left 805 dead in Miami alone All over America
thousands wait with much concern definite reports of the
catastrophe. Owing to the great building rush there last
year hundreds of people the country over are interested from
the standpoint of alarm about their investments, while prac
tically every state is represented in the people who live in
Miami as the Florida boom city attracted thousands from all
'Oction last winter and they have since made their home
T ho Miami and Palm Beach sections of the Florida east coast are
today attempting to get back on a living footing following a terrific
hurricane which swept over the section from the sea Friday and Sat
urday and left in its wake one of /.inerica’s greatest catastrophes.
Meantime reports today say that the West Indies storm is sweeping
northwestward over the Pensacola region.
The storm left 1.200 dead, hundreds injured and thousands home
less in its destructive wake around Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm
Beach, say reports of Sunday night and Monday morning. Further
more, property damage runs into the millions with no accurate count of
deaths and damage possible as yet.
So far as is known no Cleveland county people, many whom are
living in that section, lost their lives in the storm. However, grave con
cern is entertained here about a few who have not been heard from
as yet. Lving at I-1. Lauderdale, where 100 lives were io3t, are Mr. and
Mrs. S. S. Summey and-son, Mr. Irvin Lutz and family, Mr. Grover
Cline and family, and a Mr. Brooksher. A telegram today from Mrs..
Summey to her mother, Mrs. Minnie Spangler, on North Washington
street says aii are well, but giving no details. Summey and Lutz, who
are contractors there, lived with their families in ‘‘The Wanderer” a
a fishing boat which at one time belonged to Gover Cleveland. The boat
had been pulled to dry land, but whether or not it has been destroyed
has not been learned. Mr. W. G. McBrayer arrived here Friday fom
Florida departed just in time to escape the strorm. Mrs. Olive Cline, a
sister of Mrs. J. B. Nolan and Mrs Lawrence Lackey, lives in Miami
and nothing has been heard from her since the storm. The Star has on
its mailing list David Z. Newton, house carpenter of Casa?, living at
Hialead, a town in the path of the storm. C. M. Cook also of this county,
lives at Coral Gables, whirh is said to be almost totally destroyed.
Mrs. Dwight Carver, nee Madge Thompson, a daughter of Mrs. W. H.
| Thompson, lives in Miami wth her husband and children. Attorney D.
Z Newton si also concerned about the safety of a half sister, Mrs. T.
M. Wilson, who lives in Miami, her husband being a contractor there.
| Dozens of other county folks are in that section, some of whom have
! been heard from, while others have not, probably owing to the lnahil
I ity U) transmit messages over the fallen-telephone and telegraph wires.
Dispatches this morning say the hurricane passed inland over the
gulf coast near Pensacola about h o’clock this morning and is apparently
raging over eastern Mississippi and Alabama. Most wires are down and
not much information is coming through today. The wind is said to b«»
blowing 100 miles per hour at Pensacola where much damage is cer
tain today. Otherwise reports have been little changed since this
morning. v
A preliminary review of the catastrophe follows:
804 dead at Miami.
140 dead at Moore Haven.
100 dead at Fort Lauderdale.
Property damage over the seotion of nearly $100,000,000.
38,000 people homeless.
Restaurants and business houses closed in Miami, undertaking
-.hops unable to handle the dead, while relief trains are being rushed in
the stricken territory from Jacksonville and other northern points.
With the storm continuing to rage to the westward it will be im
1 possible to secure a definite idea of the toll for several days.
Children’s Work Will Be
Fine Attraction At Fair
Art of Baking, Sewing and Can
ning as Taught Young Folks
Will Be Shown.
Exhibits by children enrolled in
club work will be one of the out
standing features of the coming
Cleveland county fair, September
28 to October 2.
The arts of sewing, baking and
canning, as taught to children par
ticipating in club activities, will be
demonstrated to visitors.
Not only will they exhibit in the
household arts, but in outdoor
events as well. As a result of in
struction by club leaders, visitors
will find that many boys excel in
baking, sewing and canning, while
many girls have become expert In
raising livestock.
‘•Thorough instruction is given
boys and girls in all projects,” says
Mrs. Ulus Rollins, director m
charge of club activities at the
i fair. “Everything is done scientifi
' cally and guesswork has been rele
gated to the ash heap. Take bread
baking, for instance. The old prac
tice of using a pinch of this and a
dash of that, is not followed by
children receiving baking instruc
tion. Every loaf of bread made by
them will be made from exact rule
They measure every ounce of floui
salt and other ingredients used ii:
making bread, leaving nothing tc
guesswork or the eye.**
Instruction in sewing and can
ning is just as thorough, say fall
1 officials. Many fine exhibits o!
needle-craft, exemplifying the com
mon-sense principles of sewing
taught by sewing-club leaders, wil
be shown. Visitors wtll be greatly
impressed by the neatness and
thoroughness with which the chil
dren have done their work.
The exhibits of the children wili
be only one of the many interest
ing features of this year's fair.
Here Are Winners Dressed Up
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* f —NJ3 V, Cleveland Bureau
The i! ■ ■ • ' '•von )• in' tha heUBlr contest at Atlantic City,
If. J.. are shown her Ircascd up. They arc (left to ri^ht): Norma Small
wood. "Miss Tulsa," ■'warded first prize and the title of Miss America for
192C; Rulii K. i’a.u^r. "Miss Greater New York.” Winner of four divi
sion prizes. a d M.».Jorle JoesUng. "Mis-s Washington," who took second
honors to "alias Tolsa. *
Cleveland County Schools
Have Changed Much In 20
Years, Old Meport Shows
FI ? T' .r, A3 Much Spent For Schools
It" : c~r Ac Was Spent Twenty
Years Ago.
Races, Football Game and Quaker
Wedding to Furnish Enter
tainment on Sept 24."
In addition to the exhibits at the
-- Lattimore Community fair to be
held at the Lattimorff'School build
ing Friday September 24th, there
will be entertainment features dur
ing the day according to Prof. V. C.
Taylor of the agricultural depart
ment of the high school. Begin
ning at 10 o’clock tn the morning
the school orchestra will furnlsn
music, which will be followed by a
program from the children in the
grades. The high school pupils will
give a “Quaker wedding” in th3
chapel and this is to be followed
by races between boys and girls of
the school. Fat men of the com
munity will have an opportunity to
try their fleetness of foot and this
promises fun and amusement for
In the afternoon at 4 o’clock the
Shelby high school and the Latti
more High school football teams
will play a game on the gridiron.
Over $400 is offered in premiums
for exhibits at the community fair
to be held in the school .building
This is said to be the only commun
ity fair to be held in the county
this year and no doubt the exhib
its will be large and varied. It is
the first time Lattimore has at
tempted a community fair but
when Lattimore starts anything
she usually puts it across in big
fashion. Exhibitors may bring in
their exhibits on Thursday before
the opening on Friday—all except
live-stock. Exhibits will be accept
ed as late as 8*30 Friday morn
ing, the day of the fair, but it is
better to bring in things that arc
not perishable the day before. Don’t
bring live stock until Friday
Professor Knight, or any other
prominent educator for that
matter, could not say that Cleve
land county schools haven’t made
wonderful prgress in the last 20
As an idea: The school board of
Cleveland county during the past
school year spent more than 13
times as much as did the school
board of 1905-06. Furthermore the
teachers of Cleveland county last
year were paid more than ten
times as much as the teachers ir.
the county in 1905-6. At that time
not quite 9,000 children, white and
colored Iti the school census,
while today over 20,000 children
are included in the school census
of the county.
Historical Document.
This information comes from
one of the most interesting docu
ments brought lo light here in re
cent years. A short time back At
torney O. M. Mull found among his
private papers the annual report
of the public schools of Cleveland
county for the year beginning
[July 1, 1905 and ending June 30,
i 1906. Facts set forth in the little
j booklet, which is interesting from
! cover to cover, reveal the wide
stretch between the public schools
of the county in that and the pres
ent day.
It is worthy of passing attention
to note that Sheriff W. D. Lackey
recently nominated for the new
school board, was at that time
chairman of the county board. Oth
er members were W. W. Wash
burn, now county commissioner,
and W. L. Plonk. Judge B. T. Falls
was at that time county superin
tendent of schools and his work
was responsible for the booklet.
What They Spent.
The biggest change of the years
is noted in school expenses and
funds. In that by-gone year the
total school fund from all sources
was only $22,102.21. Special taxes
raised more than that* amount last
year. A total of $22,107 was spent
that year for everything
as compared with $384,129.20 spent
last year in which is not estimat
ed the expenditures In Shelby and
(Continued on page seven.)
Liquor Cases for Federal Court
Not Ah Numerous Here As
Other IMaces
The hootleg business apparent
ly isn’t so encouraging about Shel
by nowadays.
At least that’s what the follow
ing dispatch from Greensboro re
The people in the Shelby area of
the Western North Carolina dis
trict of United States court do less
making and selling of liquor than
those in other areas of the dis
trict, it is seen from the dockets
for the fall terms ot criminal court
in various centers.
This is learned from the time
allotted for court terms at Shelby,
Charlotte, Statesville, Salisbury,
Asheville, Wilkesboro, Greensboro
and Winston-Saleni. The fall tirm
will start with a one-week ternTat
Shelby on Monday, September 27
However, not even a week is requir
ed at Shelby to conclude the trial
of criminal cases, court in the
past having assembled on Mondays
and often having finished by Wed
nesday niirht.
At most of the other places it
requires two weeks and then all
the booze eases on the docket are
not completed. At the June term
of court here there was a total of
500 cases on the docket and less
than half of them could be com
pleted in the two weeks. That
leaves 300 or more cases hanging
over to be added to the docket of
the next term, and there will also
be many new cases.
Whether the people in Shelby
area are more interested in other
things than in liquor. it is not
stated, but the cases for that court
term are much les sin number than
in other places but even when con
sidering that the number of cases
is smaller than would be the case
in exact proportion.
After Shelby term. Judge E.
Yates Webb, the district attorney
and his assistants, the deputy
marshals, the clerk and any other
court attaches will go to Char
lotte for a two-week term, then to
Statesville, then to Salisbury, then
to Asheville, then to Wilkesboro.
then to Greensboro (first Monday (
in December) then to Winston
Salem. Winston-Salem is the lat
est place to be designated for a
court term, and it will see its
first term of United States couit
just before Christmas.
Some of the defendants will
spend the yuletide In the federal
prison at Atlanta, if the past is any
guide in predicting the future.
These will be the mten sentenced
to serve not less than a year and
a day. The others who receive
shorter sentences will spend Christ
mas in the various county jails,
where United States government
boards its prisoners.
Masons to Hold
Get-Together Meet
Members of Cleveland Lodge No.
202 A. F. and A. M. are planning
one of the biggest get-together
meetings of their - members the
lodge has ever had. The date is Fri
day night of this week, beginning
at 7:30 o’clock. Great things are
in store for those who attend for
the program committee has been
working hard for the past week to
get up stunts, music and speaking
for the occasion. Short talks will
be made by prominent Masons
while stunt degree work will be
done by those who know how.
Light refreshments will be serv
ed in the banquet hall. Consider
able interest has already been
showr by the local Masons. Tho
local membership numbers over
three hundred and it is expected
that every one will be present.
Lattimor'e Defeats
First Opponent
Playing the county’s first grid
game of the season last Friday aft
ernoon the Lattimore High school
team defeated the Chesnee, S. C.,
eleven by a score of 26 to 0, the
game being played at Lattimore.
Falls and Brooks were stars in
the offensive of Coach Tilden
Falls’ team, while his entire out
fit performed creditably. Coach
Falls this year has a husky squad
of pigskin warriors and is expected
to make a fine showing in county
and sectional games.
Ravages Of Army Worm
On Cotton Is Damaging
Acres Of County Cotton
Destructive Caterpillars Turns Fields Into
Sheets of Lace and Will Cut 10,000
Bales Off County Crop.
I ^ tusands of acres of cotton fields in Cleveland county
look like sheets of lace as a result of the ravages of the army
worm or caterpiller, millions of whcih have been eating ujl
the leaves and puncturing the tender bolls during the last
two weeks. Max C.ardner fears that this worm damage will
cut off 10.000 bales from the county’s cottojj crop, which 3(
days ago presented the most encouraging prospects for f
bumper crop the county has ever had.
Prohibition Law
Is Best on Book,
Says C. R. Hoey
“Thousands of people still poke
fun at our prohibition, but never
theless more good has come to this
county through our prohibition law
than from any law ever written on
our statute books,” declared Hon.
C. R. Hoey in the course of his
regular Sunday lecture to his Bible
class at Central Methodist church
“Of course it is still violated,”
he continued, “but what law is not
violated? Opponents cite the fact
that the prohibition laws are viol
ated more than any other. That’s
true. But had it occurred that the
prohibition law goes against the
craving and instinct of generations
of people? Even with the contin
ued violations the great results of
prohibition can already be seen.
Thirty ^ears ago with saloons all
about Shelby a drunken man threw
out his chest and walked about the
streets among our women and chil
dren and apparently took pride in
doing so. What of today? The man
who gets drunk is ashamed of it
and he parades the back alleys and
trys to keep out of sight, for he
knows that society as well as law
looks with disrespect on his be
“With Lady Nancy Astor I agree
that ‘liquor in all time has never
helped any man from.the material
to the spiritual’ and after all that’s
the great inspiration of our lives.”
Prisoner Escapes
From County Jail
Ab Jeffries, colored, who some
time back proved himself efficient
in entering the Shelby laurtdry, ac«
cording to charges, this morning
proved himself efficient in getting
out as well as getting Jn. He es^
caped from the county jail.
It is said at the jail that Jeffries
apparently hid himself In the cor
ridors Sunday during the prisoners’
daily turnout and this morning
when the main door was opened ti
clean up escaped by that entrance.
His disappearance was by way of
Flat Rock and more than likely he
will be back in his cell ere many
Jeffries, it will be remembered,
was awaiting Superior court on the
charge of entering the Shelby
Steam laundry.
Ross Grove Church
To Revise Its Roll
It has been unanimously decided
by the congregation of Ross Grove
Baptist church to call a conference
Thursday evening September 23rd
at 7:30 o’clock for the purpose of
revising the church roll. Every
member of the church is Invited to
be present at this conference. Some
members may be dead or living
within the bounds of some other
church, others have moved to va
rious sections and cannot be lo
cated. Mr. Joe E. Blanton, church
clerk and Rev. H. E. Waldrop, pas
tor, want to revise the church roll
and to this end the congregation is
called together Thursday evening,
September 23.
The circus is coming!
What good news that will be to
young and old alike. The advance
car of John Robinson’s circus nit
town today and booked Shelby for
October 5th. Tuesday after the
fair closes October 2nd.
Tomorrow the bill posting crew
will cover the town and surround
ing community with large posters
heralding the coming of this great
These caterpillars have eaten uj
the leaves, leaving the veiny parta
which present the appearance pi
lace. In some fields the worm
have eaten only in the tops of tin
| stalks while in other fields when
! they have been working for a long
er period of time, every leaf on thi
stalk is gone, except the finny part
The Star’s first information of th
damage came last Thursday whe:
Messrs. A M. Hamrick and Juliu
Smith came to the office with j
' hand-full of half grown bolls gath
ered from Mr. Hamrick’s fields
j These had been punctured by th
caterpillar after the leaves wep
gone. Where the bolls have bee
damaged, naturairy these are en
tirely destroyed. Mr. Hamrid
thinks the ravages of the worm wil
cut the cotton yield in the coun$
fully a third, but other disagr®
with him. 1
All Foliage Gone.
Travelling a portion of the couti
ty Sunday afternoon, The Sta
found that the caterpillar had bef
working in practically every fie|
and ia still working. Farmers hay
no means whatever of stopping th
damage. In many fields the stali
are entirely devoid of any foliagt
only the veiny part of the leave!
being left. In many cases the catel
pillars have started on the Augjni
crop of bolls which are tender an
! therefore easily pierced. Had th
worms confined their operation t|
the top leaves, farmers are of tt|
opinion that this would help ra$|
er than hinder the maturity of cpi
ton for the stalks and foliage ar
rank and the eating away of the tot
leaves would permit air and suai
shine to penetrate and thus hastei
the maturity of the crop. .g
Tom Cornwell, one of the leading
young farmers in the county was ij
town the last of the week and hear
ing of the work of the worms wart
ed to buy a bushel to put to wo|4
on his plantation because he
thought all bolls would mature I
top leaves were eaten off so ligp
and sunshine could strike the boll
Tries Dusting.
George Blanton who operates tit
Blanton Brothers farm, perhap
the largest acreage in the count]
discovering the worms working t
(Continued on page four.)
Get Stolen Auto
In Jacksonville
Oficers on Trail of Man Who Too!
Dr. Ramseur’s Car They Say.
Found by Number.
The Ford coupe of Dr. R. I
Ramseur, which was Stolen las
week from its parking place nea
a local theatre, has been found i
Jacksonville, Fla., according t
Chief B. O. Hamrick.
A wire Friday from Chief Rol
erts, of Jacksonville, stated ths
he had the car, locating it by th
motor number. Chief Hamric
says that the police departmer
knows who took the car from She
by and that a dragnet is bein
spread for the man.
Dr. Ramseur, it is understood
will leave at an early date to g«
the car.
Standard Oil Men
Hold Meeting Hen
About thirty men connected wii
the sales end of Standard Gil con
pany products will hold a meetit
tonight in the dining room of tl
Victor hotel. Mr. Bert Byars, i
Shelby, who is general salesm*
in charge sales in the Shelby di
triet which embraces the tcrritffl
between Lincolnton and ChimiK
j Rock, says several high officials »
the company will be present at
' meeting which ha sto do with tj
promotion of sales in .this ten
tory. The meeting will no dtf)
I prove an interesting one.

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