“THE MAN NOBODY
|fg By BRUCE BARTON
New And Inspiring Picture Of Jesus.
I^Thelittle boy’s body sat bolt upright in the rough wooden
his mind was very busy.
ii»*Was his weekly hour of revolt.
HHpPi^ly lady who could never seem to find her glasses
3Uld have been terribly shocked if she had known what was
lingjbii inside the little boy’s mind.
**Y<|g*must love Jesus,” she said every Sunday “and God.”
The.little boy did not say anything. He was afraid to say
lythlflfc: he was almost afraid that something would hap
ili toHhim because of the things he thought.
Lovap'jGotL Wh-o was always picking on people for having
goo<i time, and sending little boys to he’d because they
JUldnivt do better in a world which be had made so hard
By ®dn’t God take ijome one his own size ?
:Xiovse ^esus The little boy looked up at the picture which
the Sunday school wall. Tt showed a pale young
ymh flabby forearms and a sad expression. The yopng
to red whiskers.
Ij’h^the little bov looked across to th*. other wall. There
Daniel, good old Daniel, standing off the lions. The lit
boy piked Daniel, lie liked David, too, with the trusty
*g jnat landed a stone square on the forehead of Goliath.
J^Spj&es, with his rod and his big brass snake. Thev were
jpttfpjl—those three. He wondered if David could whip
sffriei. Sampson could. Say, that would have bee.) a
But Jesus. Jesus was the "lamb of God.” The little boy
nbt know wjVt that meant, but it sounded like Mary’s
lelhmb. Something for girls—sissified. Jesus was also
eet "and lo\vly ” a "man of sorrows and acquainted with
rief.‘v- He went around for three years tel png people not to
Suiiday wos Jfesus’ day; it w$s wrong to feel comfortable
?r laijigh on Sunday.
Th$*little boy was triad when the suivrintendent thumped
te and announced: “We will now sing the closing hymn/'
:e Mbre bad hour was over. For one more week the
le^Soy had got rid of Jesus.
Yete weiit by and the boy grew up and became a business
He'began to wonder about Jesus.
He^waid to himself: “Only strong magnetic metninspire
sat. affthusiasm and build great organization. Yet Jesus
lilt the greatest organization of all. It is extraordinary.”
The more sermons the man heard and the piore books he
ad the more mystified lie became.
One day he decided to wipe his mind clean of books and
He said, “T will read what the men who knew Jesus person
ly &&id about him. I will read about him as though he
ire a new historical character about whom I had never
rd-anything at all.”
The man was amazed.
A physical weakling. Where* did they get that idea?
Fesui pushed a plane and swung an adze ; he was a success
carpenter. He slept outdoors and spent his days walking
, »t«|jf his favorite'lake. His muscles were so strong that
rhe» he dirove the money-changers out, nobody dared to op_
i A Itfll-joy He was the most popular dinner guest in
t: |en#*d«n. The criticism which proper people made was
hatihe spent too much time with publicans and sinners (very
l^qp^llows, on the whole, Ije man thought) and enjoyed
imp too much. They called him a “wine bibber and a
A failure He picked up twelve men from the bottom
of business and forged them into an organization that
jred the world.
in the man had finished his reading he exclaimed,
ifitlls a man nobody knows.”
ie day,” said he, “some one (will write a book about
Every business man will read it and send it to his
•s and his salesmen. For it will tell the story of the
)r of modern business.”
ic man waited for some one to write the book, but no
Instead, more books >vere published about the “lamb
” who was weak and unhappy and glad to die: -
man became impatient. One day he said, “I believe
try to write that book myself.” .
I very late in the after.
Would like to learn the
of a man, that is the
day to watch him. We are
''an inch taller in the movn
7at night; it is fairly easy
a large view of things
ttiintf is rested and the
„ calm. But the day is a
ain of small annoyances,
difference in the size of
,_nes hourly more appar
littlc man loses his tern
big man takes a firmer
verv late in the after
Bit men who had walked
Fover the dusty roads were
r tjred, and the sight of a
very cheering, as they
. on it from the top of
Their leader, deciding
felrd gone far enough,
£ members of the party
> arrange vfor aecommoda
he and the others sat
• «h« roadside to wait,
bit the messengers were
Ring, and even at a <jis
appnrent that some
ant had occurred,
were flushed, their
jr, and as they came
quickened their pace,
- to be the first to ex.
people i» the vil
to receive thm,
blunt notice to
> somewhere dse.
of the measen
itself to the
- «?«ul4 hardly
village refuse to entertain theiv !
master—-it was unthinkable. He I
was a famous public character in |
that pnrt of the world. He had j
healed the sick people and given i
freely to the poor. In the capital \
city crowds hud followed him en. I
thusiastically, so that even his dis- |
clples had become men of import- ,
arce, looked up to ai d talked about. !
And now to have this country vil- ;
lage deny them admittance as it*
“Lord, these people are insuf
ferable,” one cried. “Let us call
down fire from Heaven and con
The others joined in with' en
thuiarni. Fire from Heaven—that
was the idea! Make them smart
for their boorishness; Show them
that they can’t affront us with im
punity! Come. Lord, the fire—
There are times when nothing a
man can say is nearly so powerful
as saying nothing. Every execu
tive knows that instinctively. To
argue brings him down to the
level of those with whom he ar
gues; silence convicts them of their
folly; they wish they had not
spoken so quickly; they wonder
what he thinks. The lips of .Jesm
tightened; his fine features show
ed the strain of the preceding
weeks, and in his eyes there was a
foreshadowing of the more bitter
weeks to come. He needed that
night’s rest, but he said not a word
Quietly he gathered up his gar
ments and started on, his outrag
ed companions following. It is easy
to imagine his keen disappoint
ment. He had been working with
them for three years . . . would
they 'never catch a true vision of
what he wgs about? He had so
little time, and they were con
sthntly wasting time . . . H.
had come to save mankind, and
they wanted him to gratify ho
personal resentment by burning up
Down the hot road they trailed
after him, awed by his silence
vaguely conscious t-hat they had
failed again to measure up. “And
they went to another village,” says
the narrative-nothing more. Nc;
debate; no bitterness; no futilt
conversation. In tlie mind of Je
sus the thing Was too smnlV for
comment. In a world where so
much must be done, and done
quickly, the memory could not af
ford to he burdened with a petty
“And'they went to another Vil
Eighteen hundred years later an
important man left the White
House in Washington for the War
Office, with a letter from the
President to the Secretary of
War. In a very few minutes he \vr.
back in the White * House again
bursting with indignation. The
President looked up - in mild sur
prises •«- „-r
“Did you give the message to
Stanton?” ho asked.
The other man nodded, too an
gry for words.
“What did he do?”
“He tore it up,” exclaimed the
outraged citizen, “and what’;;
more, sir, he said yon arc a fool.”
The President rose slowly from
the . desk, stretching his long
frame to its full height.
garding the wrath of the other
with a mtizzical glance.
“Did Stanton call me that?” he
“He did, sir, and repented it.”
“Well,” said the President with
n dry laugh. “I reckon it must be
true then, because Stanton is gen
The angry gentleman waited for
the storm to break, but nothing
happened. Ahraham Lincoln turned
quietly to his desk and went on
with his work. It was not the first
time he had been rebuffed. In the
enrly months of the war when
every messenger brought bad
news, and no one in Washington
knew at what hour the soldiers of
Lee might appear at the outskirts,
he had gone to call on General
McClellan, taking a member of the
Cabinet with him. Official cti
quette prescribes that the Presi
dent shall not visit a citizen, but
the time were too tense for eti
quette: he wanted first hand news
from the only man who could give
The general was out. and for an
hour they waited in the deserted
oi.rlor. They heard his voice a?
last in the hall gnd supposed of
course that he would come in at
oneo. But the "Young Napoleon”
was too filled with his own im
portance; without so much ns a
word of greeting he brushed by.
and proceeded on his haughty wav
upstairs. Ten minutes passed—fif
teen—half an hour—they sent a
servant to remind him that the
President was still waiting. Ob
viously shocked and embarrassed
the man returned. The general was
too tired for a conference, lie ssH
he had undresed and gone to bed!
Not to make a scene before the
servants, the Cabinet member re
strained himself until they were
on the sidewalk. Then he hurst
forth, demanded that this conceit
ed upstart be removed instantly
from command. Lincoln laid a
soothing hand on the other's
shoulder. “There, there,” be said
with his deep, sail smile, “I will
hold McClellen's horse if only he
will bring np victories.”
Other leaders ii. history have had
that superiority to personal re
sentment and small annoyances
which is one of the surest 3igns of
greatness; hut Jesus infinitely sur
passes nil. He knew that pettiness
brings its own punishment. The law
of compensation operates inexor
ably to reward and afflict us by
ai.d through ourselves. The man
who is mean is mean only to him
self. The village that had refused
to admit him required no fire; it
was already dealt with. No mirr
rles were performed in that vil
lage. No sick were healed; no hun
gry were fed: no poor received the
message of encouragement and in
spiration—that was the penalty
for its boorishness. As for him. he
fnre-ot the incident immediately.
He had work to do. ___
Copyright, 1925, by Bruce Barton
25c Tax Increase
The town council of Rutherford
ton met and levied the taxes for
1920. which will be $2.25 worth on
the $100 worth of property with $2
poll. Last year the levy was $2 or.
the $100 worth of property. The
small increase was due to many j
A total of $19,000 Worth of city
bonds will be retired this year. The
budget for the year Is $09,000 In
eluding the $19,000 worth of botuK j
The assessed taxable property of j
the town is over $2,000,000. The j
trtal debt is $699,000 in bonds of
which about half is for a modern
light and water plant, which is
Alibi. Proving that you were- !
n’t there when you did it.
Many a gardener has sworn
he'll never raise another one.
The keynote to the political
campaigns in general “dough”.
« (Continued from first page.)
I BABIES BORN IN
I a-miracle that we were not killed.
- Irvin- laughed at rue when we
left the'house for gathering up ait
j the wearing clothes I could and I
! would make him bring the sewing
machine. We thought at first the
houeis would stand the gale
they did before. TKe storm trav
eled in n circle though instead of
I going on. 1 can’t begin ta tell
you the horror of it all, and the
papers won’t teli you anything
| like how bad it is either.
“Oh, Mother! One woman was
trying to get out of her hnfcge. It
was falling in, arid the water was
i knee deep all around the bed and
liter little baby vtas born and her
j standing in that water. Then
I another that I know of, gave birth
| and in ffye unhprij^sHhe; w‘qs
i blown off. amt -the* Wans ‘were k<)%
ing in so they moved her to another
1 house, and it did the same, and
so on until they moved her three
“There is nqj n whole building
standing in either Oakland Park or
Lauderdale. They can hardly get
i caskets to carry out the dead.
City of Vice
You can not know how thank
ful I am that we are living and
have our babies. Clod has surely
boon good to people down here
and they have not appreciated it.
for almost every store was a
i whiskey and gambling joint, both.
Whiskey was even carried out and
served from the curbs like ice
cream or anything else,
j We were all so tired and dirty
■ last night we just went up the
! road from the building apiece and
| took a bath in the road. The water
j is half a leg deep now everywhere
| nearly. Guess 1 will stop now and
| try to get this mailed for I nearly
go crazy when I try to write or
| think. There are hundreds of po
I lice and they have orders to
shoot'anyone they catch stealing
any man that profiters gts
his store taken from him.
Tell Helen I saved her green
dress, and I’ll send it on and let
her finish it. Don’t worry, we
arc getting on all right. Love
from us all.
One In Florida
Rutherfordton county felt the
sting of the storm in Florida. "Mrs.
It. D. Crawley, of Osala, Fla., was
drowned. She is the daughter of
Mrs. Sarah Morgan of Rutherford
ton, and a niece of Mrs. A. Cal
houn Hook. She lost her life at Ft.
Lauderdale Sunday when she and
her husband were on their vaca
tion on a house boat.
Statistics prove that fifty per
cent of the married people in the
United States are women.
DAY or NIGHT
The Paragon Ambulance
Invalid Car has proven a
great convenience to our
people, and it is being used
and we want you to call us
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ly knowing the charge, etc.
We wish to state that our
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ON THE JOB DAY
Until Cinderella was dresried un.j
even her own family overlooked j
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The Ford ear was much like that, i
Then came stream line bodies, low |
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To buy at your own prices one or more valuable farms i~i a
fine agricultural and industrial section of prc grcssive Cleve
land County which is distinguished fer its successful agricul
ture, splendid schools, good roads 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 r.f 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
the COURT HOUSE IN SHELBY, NORTH
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 c stone; thence North 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 stoke, 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 99 poles
to a stake; Thence South 45 West 10 poles
to n 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 tflf a Birch on the bank
of the Creek; thence South 77 East 75 polei
to a rock on the old line; thence wiln tt
South 35 East 28 1-2 poles to the beginning,
Containing 105 acres, more or less, rave
and except six (6) acres which has been
sold and conveyed to James Beatty. Among
the improvements op. this farm are a seven
room residence, barn, cow-barn, two gran
aries and a wagon shed.
Third Tract: Known as the “SELLERS
PLACE,” adjoining the tract next above
described, and bounded as follows: Begin
ning at a Pine Stump, David llauney's cor
ner, and runs thence with P. H. Warl'ek’s
line S. 89 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 Cherry villa and bounded as fel
lows: Beginning at a Birch, S. S. Mauney
and J. S. Mauney’s corner, and runs
thence S. 57 W. 21 1-2 poles to a Whiteoalc;
thence N. 88 W. 57 poles to a stone;
thence S. 3 E. 52 poles to a stone; ther.ce
S. <3 W. 28 poles to a stone, W. A. Maun
ey’s corner on Plonk’s line: thence N. 24
W 31 noles to a stone pile; thence N. 12 W.
50 p«vs to a Birch; thence N. 35 E. 1C
poles to a rod:; thence N. 82 E. 15 poles to
a rock; thence N. 4 W .54 poles to a Black
oak; ther.ce West 20 poles to stones in road;
thence N. 27 W. 51 1-2 poles to a W. oak;
ther.ce N. 24 W. 58 poles to a rock-pile;
thence N\ 11 W. 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 90 poles to stones; thence S. 8 W.
103 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 Sunerior 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 for 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
hear interest till paid, with the privilege to
the purchasers to pay all cash at any time,
Mile reserved until the entire price is paid
but possession will be given to the purchas
er.: o the end of the current crop year, or
.possibly jsi an earlier date.
REMEMBER THE TIME AND PLACE, viz: at the1 Court
House Door in Shelby, North Carolina, at 1 O’dock, P. M.,
on MONDAY, OCTOBER 4th., 1926. Please inform your
neighbors and friends of these sales, and do not fail to attend
them even if you do not now think that you want to buy any
of these lands. We fear they will not bring their real value.
You may miss a real bargain if you do not attend ^he^ sales.
September 1st., 1926. 00
W. T. Love and
J. White Ware
S. S. Mauney