North Carolina Newspapers

1926 JOY
tlon reigned fot/forly
»nd forty nights, without
»ny time off for lunch.
why shouldn't it? Just
until you hear exactly what
was that happened.
Bill Whimpiddle went fishing one
y afternoon, which 5an
About dark his wife got
. She went to find Bill,
there he was. Bill was
g cn the bank of the creek
a big string of fish and per.
hi, Whimpiddle was so sur.
she dropped dead. Bill is in
charged with “shock with in
to km.”
is, however, has nothing to
1with our present story. In
iy Never Knew” two people,
a man, the other a woman,
ty. '
be perfectly frank, JIMPSON
ether character<| are Pearl’s j
ER, and Mr. ana Mrs. GUM-1
m' 1
i’s the latter three vs. the for- j
rant two.
We must refer to the conclusion
of the previous chapter.
Jimp was chasing Pearl’s fath
er.'around and around the north
Both were mad. Both got
They got so hot they melted the
ice. They fell into the water. Pearl
entli Mr. and Mrs. Detective Gum
shoe, who were Watching the
chase, also fell into the water.
The five were swimming around
with no possible aid in sight.
“Grab hold of the north pole,”
Jimp yelled to his lovely wife. She
did so.
Presently old man Handle swam j
up and grabbed the pole.
Detective and Mrs. Gumshoe
wefe clinging to the other end. The
five*unfortunates were safe for the
time being.
The water was fairly warm, the
temperature having been raised
(rat "rhiles around when old man
Handle and Jimp fell through the.
“Be still,” warned Jimp, muking
a face at Pearl’s father,, The old
mail was trying to erHwf on lop ot
jtlae floating pole. This was making
if*toll over and ov$ft* * *' , 1
Si won’t be still,*’ slioutetl tlie oM
_still riled
ftou’ll be still or I’ll'poke you
3» tne eye,’ claimed Jirbp.'
f^“^eafl,*’' yfelled the old man. “Do
Ipii hear how your husband talks
Toe?” You run right home ar.d
father his pistol. Te'l moth
’s the pillow.”
“I, can’t,’ said Pearl, the darling.
Uppft get away right now.”
is infurjpted the old gent be
maasure. To him it was a
case of disobedience on the
’ of his favorite daughter.
m gritted his teet and flung
‘ tets across the /pole at Jimp,
aon-in-iaw’s only increased his
He started gnawing the
pole, biting out big chunks.,
gavg Jimp a fine idea. He J
under the pole, coming up
side with his infuriated an
ti Grasping the old man by
, Jimp directed the gnaw
a very few minutes Handle
gnawed the, north pole into a
-canoe. They all climbed into
dttoe gnd started paddling.
iy were safe, temporarily.
Id man quieted down and felt
better except for a few
arctic regions are desolate
of snow and ice swept by
illy winds. They arc thinly
,ted by Eskimos, polar bears
and that’s about all.
great mass of ice and snow
from tumbling down into
■by a circle drawn across
iiL black ink. This circle
the Arctic Clrclb.
;kimos live tipon
blubber, whale oil and
souvenirs to explorers,
itos are sleds drawn , by
U they have an advan
you are out riding and
tff, you can’t drink your
It an Eskimo can cat a
, the greatest advantage
the are. i - regions, a i
Eskimo Realtors
ally the length
and nights
are six months long,
of an equal
an Eskimo gets a
work lie has time to
one of, them a
ns, it means
to work for
a date with
until along about
with her for
a few such
fairly well ac.
f%' ■' •/
have to
Take one
Such an Weal arrangement would
be (Treat stuff if ii did not work
equally well along other lines.
An Eskimo woman who hasn't
had a new hat in two years, says
to her husband, “Gumdrop, 1 need
a lid.” But Gumdrop only smiles
and says, “I’m sorry, Kskimona,
| but I bought you one only day bo
fore yesterday.”
When company drops in to visit
I an Eskimo for the week-end, it
means he'll have the n on his
hands at least a year, and maybe
t wo.
A really neat gentleman who
takes care of himself and tries to
make a good appearance has to
have his hair cut ten of twelve
times every day.
An Eskimo is walking down the j
street. She meets a friend. “Why, |
goodness gracious me! If it isn’t
Walrus Tooth Annie!” exclaims'
the friend.
"Hello,” smiles Walrus Tooth i
“Where have yon been ;-o long?
asks the friend “I haven’t seen
you since we wore little (sirIs in
boarding seho. 1 several days ago.’
Haven’t you heard, giggles Wal
rus Tooth Anne. “I'm married
now. Got eighteen children.”
An Eskimo move.-, into a village
one morning. By afternoon he is
three months behind on his igk
A day and night can't pass with
out every member of the family
having a birthday. Imagine buy
ing a birthday present for every
member of your family every day. ,
The Eskimos have to look at a
calendar to see how long it is be
fore daylight.
Day breaks along about June.
“Hurry and get your chores done,"
says mother to William in Octo
ber. “It’s going to be .light before
next month.”
And along about midnight evory
night, it’s Christmas. Santa Claus
is a neighbor, so there is no ox
-■uso for not giving presents.
Every morning, just about the
time hurd-working Eskimo gets
town and opens up his store and
gets it all swept out. he finds it’s
the Fourth of July. So he has to'
Life in the arctic regions has its
compensations, but it also 1 as its
i .» * ■*•..* ■ , j
'■ VWiich Way shall we ’go?" dsS
sul 3Imp, who was paddling the
j north pole.,He waih’l such a good
j mariner.
“Better head south,"’ sugge1 ted
P( arl.
"Whieh wav is that?" a-kcd her
i husband, looking about him
“Doesn’t matter,” laughed her
husband, looking about him.
“Doesn't matter," laughed the
darling girl, who was amused even
in the face of danger. “Every wav
is south here."
-Timis paddled ul -;,g in rilenec.
Mr. Ha1 die -at i.i the how of the
boat. He v.’sa content for the
once. During Ids gnawing he hud
happened across a nail which some
on* hr. 1 i;tc(! for D:. #‘ii\ a *klo
Parking” sign upon the north
pole. The old men rat and chewed
upon this nail.
Detective and Mrs. Cum sat in
the center of the boat. Even in this
hour (»f distress they conversed in
whisper:-'. They were trying to
{illink up a new plot by which
Pearl and .Jimp could he separat
The dear girl sat behind thorn.
Phe \va 1;’(. lif(> 0f the party.
Now arid then shy sang matches
of papular songs. Between timer,
she u nde gav remarks to Jimp.
Tilings had gone along thusly
for several hours when Jimp sud
denly ceased paddling. “I see a
sail!” he cried. '
‘ A sale?” cried Mrs. Gumshoe.
“A sale?" screamed Pearl. Leap
ing overboard the two women
swam hastily in the direction in
which Jimn had pointed.
Jimp paddled fast ns he could.
When Hie can or reached the shin,
the women were already aboard
:u:<1 disappointed.
“I thonght you said ‘sale’,’’
greeted Pearl. “That’s what I
thought.” added Mrs. Gumshoe.
The joke was on them.
But it was no time for joking.
The captain wants to see you,”
grinned a sailor who had on heavy
boots.,;' red sash about his middle, i
uid n huge knife between his j
They entered the captain’s call-;
in. “Wh-p are‘von doing, aboard
my ship?” cried the demon, throw,
inp a skull at Jimp. It was a pir- j
ate ship. That was easilv seen.
‘'Take them out,” yelled the enp
heir. “Throw the women in irons. ;
Make the men walk the nlnr.k.”
He took a drink, as the chapter
ended. •
(Tn he continued)
Gastonia, Sopi. 17.—Sam Ballard
f'2, died in a local hospital today
following injuries received yester
day afternoon when a lumber truck
lie \Y»S lUMhi? \tf|ts|rit b.^ £L*j*d
N. W. passenger * tram oft a local
grade crossing.
Dapper Young Man Who Operated
Here Last Week Has Not
Been Apprehended Yet
i While the dapper youog man
! who operated in Shelby, flashing
I checks on localmerchants has not
| been apprehended ns yet, one bold
flasher who has been plying his
trade in a similar fashion in
Western Carolina has been caught
in Wadesboro where he is being
tried, according to the Statesville
Landmark. The resourceful op
erator who was caught a few days
ago passed under the names W. J.
Johnson, W. J. Jackson, J. S.
Johnson, T. J. Johnson, L. A.
Davis and J. A. McDonald. At
StatesvNle, Johnson or Davis had
n nur-'ber of victims, including
Efird, Belk’s, Gilmers, James E.
Tharpe’s cash and carry store ar,d
l'olk Gray Drug store. The total
amount of his worthless checks
passed out to the above merchants
is figured at between $125 and
8150. This is said to be the same
man who has operated at Ashe
ville, Mooresville, Monroe, Char
lotte end Wadesboro. Mr. For
rest Eskridge, cashier of the
First National bank says it ap
pears to be the same man who
tried checks on the First National
bard: of Shelby, when he was op
erating in Asheville, but he fail
ed to get by with: his shrewd
The young man who operated in
Shelby last week, passing worth
less cheeks to several merchants
when he would buy a small
amount of merchandise, write a
check for a larger amount and ask
for the difference in cash, may! be working his trade in other
places. Instead of signing his name
Cleveland Gardner, he signed
Cleveland B. Walker. and drew
checks on the First National bank,
Charlotte. He made a small de
posit at the First National bank
then immediately checked out a
large part of it. Mr. Eskridge
became suspicious and telephoned
the Charlotte bank on which he
was drawing checks and drafts
and found out that no such name
was on the books of the bank. Im
mediately Mr. Eskridge found the
young man, asked him to with
draw his account. turn in his
check and deposit book and also
notified the merchants to whorq
he had given checks that theV-'
were worthless. He did not get by
with the hank op aryv of his
crooked transactions and .would
have' been apprehended by the
merchants who he had crookedpcx
j cept for the fact that he fled the j
j town on a bus.
Check flashing now seems I
to be a popular past-time with j
crooks in North Carolina just now j
and merchants would do well to veri'
I fy the genuineness of all checks
j offered to them by strangers.
i Ti GNE-lO
; con
(By Wm. Lineberger, Shelby Biuik
er and Creamery Head.)
The other day while showing
the Gaston county farmers over
Cleveland county, they wanted to '•
know where were Grose great herds ^
of dairy cattle, fine barns, silos !
and pastures they had heard of!
over here. We went over a great
area and don’t believe we saw a i
cow while out—but of all the cot
ton, corn, cane etc., we saw it.
These folks from Gaston'Wanted to '
know some way they could help
the one, two and three cow man,
and right there is where we come
in. Wetold them that there were
not any large herds of cows in
Cleveland, but most every farmer
had one or more and that about
2000 of these farmers sent their!
cream to the creamery. The cream- ;
evy not only takes care of the large i
I herd but the one cow as well. By '
■ operating cream routes the cream
is gathered up and down the roads
at each farmer’s house, at a mini
mum cost and brought to the cream
ery, made into butter, sold and the
farmer is paid from-the returns!
less ihe expense of operating the i
routes, creamery, etc. So there you;
are,and the farmer receives more
for his cream in this way than any
other. The volume of business the
creamery does, makes this possible
and all this comes about from the
co-operation of the one cow man
and the man who has several cows.
Business has grown slowly in
Cleveland, but it has grown and
will continue to grow, as it is a
safe, sound, sure, business, it gives
a cash return the year round. Out
farmers receive around $15,000 a
month for butter fat, through the
creameries, and if they continue
adding a few good cows each year
this amount will be increased
greatly and the farm dairy busi
ness will prosper as never before.
We urge our farmers to grow feedI
stuff, lots of it. Euy a few good j
cows each year and get rid of the!
•poor ones.
Now that dairy farming is as
suming its rightful place of im-j
dwrtance on North Carolina farms,:
Extension workers are devoting
fmore attention to the kind of cat
tle being used.
“The Man Nobody Knows”
and the greatest business man whol
ever lived! in I
Paints a graphic, active picture of
the most influential person of his time, |
or any other. This powerful, reverent
story is alive with thrills and will give
A ' ( •. t
everyone a clearer idea of a character
hitherto largely obscured by sentimen
. -
tal distortions and pedantic sacharrin.
The Cleveland
To buy at your own prices one or mere valuable farms in a
fine agricultural and industrial section of progressive Cleve
land County which is distinguished for its successful agricul
ture, splendid schools, good reads and general progress in
all lines of industry.
The misfortune of others furnish to you wonderful
chances to make big profits by purchasing these lands which
must be sold even if they do not bring their real value. The
estate must be settled without delay.
By virtue of that certain Deed of As
signment for the benefit of his creditors
executed and delivered to the undersigned
by S. S. Mauney and his wife, dated July
22nd., 1926, and registered in the office of
the Register of Deeds of Cleveland County,
North Carolina, in Book TTT at page 78
et sequiter, we will sell to the highest bid
der at public auction, at the front door of
CAROLINA, at 1 o’clock, P. M., on MON
DAY, OCTOBER 4th. 1926 all those certain
tracts or parcels of land situate in Town
ship Number 5 in Cleveland County N. C.
and bounded and described as follows:
First Tract: Known as the “PLONK
FARM’” situate about four miles from the
Town of Cherryville, and bounded as fol
lows: Beginning at a stone (formerly a
pine) near the road in James Bailey’s line
and runs thence South 43 East 33.50 chains
to a stone; thence North 47 East 47 chains
to a stone; thence Nofth 43 West 33.50
chains to a stone; thence South 47 West
47 chains to the beginning corner, contain
ing 158 3-4 acres, more or less. Among the
improvements on this farm are a five room
residence, barn and granary.
Second Tract: Known as the “MAUN
EY HOME,” situate 3 1-2 miles southwest
of the Town of Cherryville. and bounded as
follows: Beginning at a Blackoak. James
Neill’s corner, near his house, and runs
thence with his line South 57 1-2 West 36
poles to a stake, his corner; thence with
another of his lines South 3 West 36 1-2
poles to a stake, his corner; thence with an
other of his lines South 87 East 64 1-2 poles
to a stake, another of his corners; thence
with Warlick’s line South 44 West 77 1-2
poles to a Pine stump, S. S. Mauney’s own
corner; thence South 42 1-2 East 90 poles
to a stake; Thence South 45 West 16 poles
to a stake. Warlick’s corner; thence North
45 West 109 poles to a stake, Plonk’s cor
ner; thence the same course 133 1-2 poles
to a rock, his other corner; thence a new
line North 3 West 51 poles to a stake at
,the Creek; thence South 88 East 36 1-2
poles to a Whiteoak near the Creek on the
south side; thence up the Creek North 57
East 21 1-2 poles to a BVch on the bank
of the Creek; thence South 77 East 75 pole*
to a rock on the old line; thence with it
South 35 East 28 1-2 poles to the beginning,
containing 105 acres, more or less, save
and except six (6) acres which has been
sold and conveyed to James Beatty. Among
the improvements on this farm are a seven
room residence, barn, cow-barn, two gian- |
arics and a wagon shed.
Third Tract: Known as the "SELLERS
PLACE,’’ adjoining the tract next above \
described, and bounded as follows: Beg:n- j
ning at a Pine Stump, David Mauricy’s cor- |
ner, and runs thence with P. H. Warlck's
line S. 80 1-2 E. 47 1-4 poles to two Post
oaks in the field; thence a new line S. 17
W. 41 poles to a stake on David Mauney’s
line; thence with his line N. 43 W. 55 poles
to the beginning, containing five and seven |
eighths (5 7-8) acres, more or less.
Fourth Tract: Known as the "David
Mauney Place,” situated two miles from the
Town of Cherryville and bounded as fol
lows: Beginning at a Birch, S. S. Mauney
and J. S. Mauney’s comer, and runs
thence S. 57 W. 21 1-2 poles to a Whiteoak;
thence N. 88 W. 67 poles to a stone;
thence S. 3 E. 52 poles to a stone; thence I
S. <3 W. 28 poles to a stone, W. A. Maun- j
ey’s corner on Plonk’s line; thence N. 24
W 31 poles to a stone pile; thence N. 12 W.
50 p.\*s to a Birch; thence N. 35 E. 16
poles to a rock; thence N. 82 E. 15 poles to
a rock; thence N. 4 W .54 poles to a Black
oak; thence West 20 poles to stones in road; I
thence N. 27 W. 51 1-2 poles to a W. .oak; j
thence N. 24 W. 58 poles to a rock-pile;
thence N. 11 Vi. 55 1-2 poles to stones;
thence N. 88 E. 82 poles to a Pine stump; |
thence S. 3 E. 51 1-2 poles to stones; thence
S. 87 E. 96 poles to stones; thence S. 8 W. !
163 poles to the beginning, containing 153
acres, more or less. Among the improve
ments on this farm are a three room resi
dence, barn and granary.
These sales will be made as nearly as
possible according to the rules governing
judicial sales of land and the bids 'will be
reported to the Clerk of the Superior Court
of Cleveland and Caston Counties and will
stand open twenty days for better bids.
Terms of Sale: One fourth of the pur
chase price to be paid in cash on date of
sale (or otherwise secured to the satisfac
tion of the Assignees) and the balance in
two equal installments on a credit of six
and twelve months, deferred payments to
bear interest till paid, with the privilege to
the purchasers to pay all cash at anf time,
title reserved until the entire price is paid
but possession will be given to the purchas
ers at the end of the current crop year, or
possibly at an earlier date.
House Door in Shelby, North Carolina, at 1 O’Clock, P. M„
on MONDAY, OCTOBER 4th., 1926. Please inform your
neighbors and friends of these sales, and do not fail to attend 1
them even if you do not now think that you want to buy any I
of these lands. We fear they will not bring their real value. \
You may miss a real bargain if you do not attend these sales. |
September 1st., 1926. 66 J
W. T. Love and
J. White Ware
S. S. Mauney \

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