The big county fair closes to
morrow and officials expect a large
crowd for the closing program.
Exhibits, entertainment and fea
tures are better this year :n qual
ity says The Star in an article to
The driver of the car that col
lided with Deputy Tom Sweezy’s
car Tuesday and resulted in the
death of Andrew York Wednesday
will be given a preliminary hear,
ing here Monday on a charge of
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Twenty-five years ago Shelby did
not have a smooth face. That's
what Jim Austei:, uean of Shelby
barbers, tells The Star in remin
iscences of the barber trade in by
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There is little drinking this year
at the fair, still there is some, ac
cording to a two-toned news item
in today’s issue.
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Here’s a little cheer for the
farmers—that is, if there is any
cheer in 13-cent cotton. County
Agent Hardin states in today’s
Star that he expects the county cot
ton crop to total between 40 and
45 thousand bales.
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The horse show at the county
fair proved to be one of the big
gest attractions of the week. Look
over the winners in today’s Star.
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When two good fellows get to
gether there’s generally a pint or
so of bootleg and a double head
ache on the morning after. Two
one-legged men met in Shelby this
week. There wasn’t any bootleg
and only two shoes.
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One of the exhibits at the coun
ty fair, says today’s paper, included
a rifle used at the Battle of Kings
Moumain, and one of the cars used
in the float parade was 23 years of
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To keep abreast of all the news
events read every page of The Star.
Deaths, marriages, community
events—everything that is of inter
est to Cleveland county folks.
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Hope the human fly doesn’t get
his foot stuck.
Speeches in All City Schools.
Scouts to Help in Clean up
of Fire Hazards Here.
October 3 to 9th is Fire Preven
tion week in the United States and
plans are being made to obser-. u
the week in Shelby. Secretary J.
C. Newton of the Chamber of e, in,
•fierce and Fire Chief Herman Est
Tidgo are arranging a program
which calls for speakers to appear
before the pupils in all the city
schools next Wednesday~Tnorning
and talk to them on fire prevention,
rhe importance of removing all
fire hazards, clean streets and
the care of matches, ashes, etc.
Large fire prevention posters will
he displayed in shop windows and
other public places to impress tho
importance of fire prevention on
the minds of the public.
Chief Herman Eskridge says he
will bring out the newly arrived
$12,500 fire truck and place it on
exhibition drill. Boy scouts will be
drawn- into service and assist the
eity in a clean-up campaign. The;
will first make a survey to find
the hazardous places, then the city
will put on extra wagons to clean
Up these places. In doing so the co
ooeration of the public is earnestly
Tho fire loss in North Carolina
last year was one-sixth of running
the public schools. Therefore, fire
Prevention is important to every
rnan. woman and child. The public
ultimately pays the loss fforn fire
and when this is realized fully, fire
Prevention week will become «
hhelby was on the roll of honor
during the month of August with
°ut a single fire loss, buf according
t° the law of averages, a fire of
serious consequences will come un
I’ss every precaution is. exercised
and every fire hazard is removed.
Pear Brandy Gets
Trio “In Dutch”
Deputy Sheriff Plato Ledford
°'ter watching the crowds behav.
'°r »t the county fair for a few
"•jys journeyed up the Toluca road
hursday and came back into
r‘"’n during the afternoon Avith
Te* young men, a gallon and one
a*f of pear brandy and a Ford
Tried before Recorder Mull the
, " Were fined $50 And the costs
aL, and the car was forfeited,
ahl 'ere w<?re several sniffers
ut the court house seeking the
of something new in the
“eK trade here—pear brandy.
Is The Leading Paper of
Shelby and The State’s Fertile
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By mail, per year (in advance)__$2.50
By carrier, per year (in advance) £5 00
Quality Of Exhibits Far
Exceed Those Of Lost Year
Judges m HiKh Praise of Marvel
ous Improvement. Musket that
Fired in Revolution.
“Marvelous improvement over
last year in the quality of exhibit's”
is the or inion of the judges who
judged the home, farm and field
exhibits in the first building at the
county fair grounds this year as
well as last. The quality may have
been slightly more last year, but
the quality shows improvement
which is the mind thing In the eyes
of the judges. The judges were par
ticularly pleased with the interest
the club women have shown in
their work. Practically the same
criticism was made by the judges
with reference to the live stock—
“great improvement over last year
especially in fitting for the show
and the manner the exhibitors1
handled their animals.”
Thousands have milled through
this exhibit hall and looked with
wonder on the varied collections
that run the full gamut of pro-]
ducts. All are well displayed and
have evoked favorable comment!
from visitors who have witnessed
other fairs ami came here to make
comparisons, Cleveland’s reputation
as the banner agricultural county is ]
upheld in the quality and variety
an the judges who are accustomed
to judge fairs have been unstint
ing in their praise.
Babies and Dogs Absent.
Babies and dogs are noticeably
absent this year from the fair ex
hibits. Last year the baby contest
and the dog exhibit constituted two
excellent features, but because chil -
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Shelby Men More
Careful Of Facial
Only Four Men Visited Barber
Shop Every Day 25 Years
Ago. 200 Shave Now.
Just a short quarter of a century;
back the men of Shelby were not j
so particular about their faces.j
Those perhaps were the days when ;
the best man won—in a brickbat.
contest or with his fists. Anyway, i
only four Shelby men enjoyed a
daily shave 25 years ago.
Today! How different it is. The!
men have become sheiks and shave
every day—some of ’em, if they
could be called men—shave twice
All of which comes from the!
memory of the dean of Shelby bar j
hprs. J. P. Austell, better known as
"Jim” to the hundreds of men
whose faces he has looked into for
more than a score of years.
Twenty-five years ago Austell
opened his first barber shop in
Shelby, being one of the first white
shop proprietors for the town., j
"In those days the average man
here came to the shop once a wee!',
or didn’t come at all. Nowadays l
suppose the uptown barbershops
shave on an average of 200 local
"I can easily name the men who
shaved every day when I opened
my first shop, and it would not be
hard to name everybody who came
to the shop altogether. There were
about 18 or 20 men who shaved
more than once a week.”
The four most particular ahout
their Lonsorial work in those days
were recalled by Mr. Austell as
being Paul Webb, S. A. MeMurry,
Yates Webb and Clyde R. Hoey.
Among those now living who
shaved oftener than once a week—
sometimes—were: Jesse MeMur
ry, Stough Wray, S. A. Washbuin,
j p. Jenkins, Orlando Elam, Lan
der McBrayer, Charlie Doggett, Ab
ner Nix, Marshall McBrayer, Evans
McBrayer, Lawrence Holland, and
There were only two or three
farmers who ever came to the shop,
while nowadays scores of farmers
visit the shop for their shave.
What’s more their wives come
along for a bob or a trim.
Furthermore, Mr. Austell re,
members that one was almost con
sidered "well-off” who visited the
barbershop regularly in these days.
Several of the most prominent
business men about town were in
cluded in “those who shaved often
er than once a week" and then a
clause was added—“until they got
It’s far different now about the
barbershops. Dad is not the only
one who gets shaved daily for the
boys keeping up an appearance
never jni§s a day, and on the gen
eral average most of the present,
dav patrons of the barbershop get
their hair cut as often as they were
shaved 25 years ago.
At that time Austell s shop con
sisted of only two chair. Now
there is a long row of chairs and
barbers skilled in shaving the men
as well’ as artistic in bobbing and
trimming the locks of the fairer
Revival At Lawndale
Rev. R. V. Self, evangelist of
West Ashevuie begins a revival
meeting at Lawndale church on
Sunday, Oct. 2nd. Mr. Seif will be
1 assisted by his wife and two prom
! inent Cleveland county ministers,
1 Rev. J. H. Green and Rev. J. M.
, Morgan, pastor. Preaching each
: evening at 7:30.
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Fred Lattimore Died From Injury i
Sustained When He Fell From
Barn 5 Weeks Ago.
Fred Lattiniore, 16 year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Phylector Latti
more of Lawndale died at the Shei
by hospital Tuesday afternoon to
which place he had been brought
about two hours before his death.
Young Lattimore fell from a barn
loft about five weeks ago and in
jured a kidney. The young fellow
did not suffer much from the injury
at the time of the accident and
made no complaint to his parents.
A kidney poison set up as a result
of the injury and this caused a
paralysis from which he died.
Fred was a very popular young
fellow and his death is a source of
deep sorrow to his many friends
and the friends of the family. Hoi
is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Lattimore and connected ]
with prominent families of the
The body was buried Friday
morning at New Bethel Baptist'
church, a large crowd attending
the funeral. Last year Fred was a
student at Piedmont high school.
Of Varied Products
Co ran Campbell of the Union
community runs perhaps the most
diversified farm in Cleveland
county and his booth at the county
fair would indicate. Mr. Campbell's
entries won S20 in the booth and
$43.50 on cattle. He won a prize on
everything he entered which is a
fine tribute to his farming meth
ods. Here are some of the things
to be seen in Mr. Campbell’s booth;
13 kinds cf legumes, 8 k’rc’s of
grasses, five kinds of wheat and
oats, two kinds of corn, one of mil
let, 12 of cotton, etc; 11 pinks of
pumpkins, potatoes, citrous, goards,
etc.; 7 kinds of baled hay, 19 varie
ties of apples, pears, plums, peach
es, etc. 12 kinds of seed, 4 kinds
dried fruit, 17 of canned fruit,!
vinegar, molasses, 8 kinds of peas,
soy beans, cane seed, c dton seed
and a model poultry house and
brooder with a flock of chickens.
Mr. Campbell raises the Tankard
Single comb white lueghorn strain
Saw Fireworks 30
Miles From Shelby
With the set of the wind right
on Wednesday night, Mr. W. C.
Biggerstaff who lives near Vale
along the edge of Lincoln and Cat
awba counties, saw the flash and
heard the explosion of the fire
works at the Cleveland county fair.
He and a number of his neighbors
watched the exhibition from a dis
tance of 30 miles. Thursday many
of them came down for the fair
and remainde over at night to take
in everything in the gway of ex
hibits, free acts and'the midway,
and remain over at night to take
SERVICES AT CENTRAL
METHODIST SUNDAY, 3RD
At 11 o’clock infants will be
baptized, followed by the Sacra
ment of the Lord’s supper.
At 7:30 p. m„ the pastor Rev.
H. K. Boyer will preach.
Throngs Easy Handled Officers
Say. One I'nrly Tears up
A review of the county court
blotter shows that with half of the
county fair event over there has
been little drinkink at the county
Ordinarily in years gone by, of
ficers say, there would have been
scores of drunks in a crowd of 20,
000 people, like that of the open
However, to date only seven
drinks have been arrested. Up un
til Wednesday only one case oi
speeding had come before the court
although hundreds of cars ply to
and from the fair grounds daily.
All in all the crowds have been
behaving nicely and officers are
finding it no trouble to keep order
about the huge tract.
Four of the drunks were taken
in town Tuesday. So far they have
not been tried. Wednesday night
three young fellows came down
from Rutherford county slightly In
competent owing to their liquid
refreshments. Officers gave them
an opportunity to get out and go
home, but the trio was enjoying
the occasion and did not leave.
Later they were arrested and plac
ed in jail to “sober up,“
Tear up Bee.
Apparently they were not Im
pressed with Cleveland county's
new' jail for shortly after their ar
rival two of them tore up the bed
in their cell, poured water on the
floor and made themselves dis
agreeable generally. Recorder Mull
let two of them pay $10 fines and
the cost each and added $5 to the
bill of the other. In addition to the
fines the two who tugged at the
bed were required to pay for their
damage to the jail.
Open on Saturday
Courses Will Be Offered in Educa
tion With Dr. W. F. McKee
of Chapel Hill Teacher.
The University of North Caro
lina begins its extension classes in
the Shelby High school building on
Saturday of this week with Dr.
W. F. McKee of Chapel Hill, a?
teacher. Courses will be offered
in education find when a teacher
ha;; finished this course it will en
siblc her to r^cuT n oompiete sum
mer unit of credit if she has a stand
ard certificate. The class meets
every Saturday morning at 9
o’clock and will hold forth every
Saturday morning at the same
hour for approximately 30 weeks.
Prof. B. A. Steven-s of the ex
tension department of the Univer
sity of North Carolina recently
moved his family to Shelby from
Charlotte and on Thursday started
his classes in psychlogy and public
school principalship. Professor
Stevens conducts classes in a num
ber of schools throughout this part
of the state and this being a cen
tral locatiorr for him, tie has moved
his family to Shelby for a year at
Uses 23 Year Old
Car To Represent
“Good Old Days”
In the county fair parade Tues
day there was an old Metz two cy
linder, friction differential, chain
drive automobile representing the
“good old days,” the days Vice
President Marshall had in mind
when he declared that the great
est need of the country “today is a
good five cent cigar.” The Rex
Cigar Co., has recently reduced the
price of its popular Champaigne
cigar to five cents and this gave
birth to the idea of the good old
days represented by the Metz car.
The Ledford boys bought the auto
mobile from Mr. P. W. Hammett
who formerly lived in the Toluca
section, but now resides in Hickory.
Mr. Hammett bought the car in
the very earliest days of automo
biles and undertook to use it on a
mail route, but a gas chariot in
those days was a “buggar man”
for horses and mules. The first
day the car was run on the roads
every d.river that met the car had
to hold a horse or mule. Some ani
mals got so frightened they would
not hold and took across fields and
hollows. When the car made one
round trip of the mail route Mr.
Hammett ran it in the shed and
declared it impractical for use on
The wheels are said to carry
their original casings, the casings,
the motor not having been run over
1,000 miles since it was manufac
His Majesty A-Hunting Goes
-NHA, London Bureau
In the pi'turn. His Majesty.Kin# .«* of Knjuhiml is ^eou sotting forth
rftcr a few arouse, llis mount seems a hit heavy for the sport, hut in
grouse hunt in o the> ray patience, lathci than pep, is tho leuuiroment
Steeple Jack To Swing Girl
By Stocking From Building
Death Car Driver
Will Get Hearing
Here On Monday
Kings Mountain Man Under Bond
Following Auto Wreck Proving
Fatal to Andrew York.
The Kings Mountain man, said
to be Clyde Morris, who was driv
ing one of the cars in the fatal auto
collision of Tuesday, will be given
a preliminary hearing before Re
corder John P. Mull here Monday
morning, it is announced.
Morris was arrested on Wednes
day, the day Andrew York died,
and has since been freed on a
bond of $1,000. The charge against
him in the preliminary hearing will
be'th&t of manslaughter, it is skid.
Funeral at Mt. Gilead.
The funeral of Mr. Y’ork was con
ducted at Mt. Gilead Thursday aft
ernoon at 1 o’clock and was attend
ed by a large crowd. The deceased
is survived by his wife and six
children, the children who were in
jured in the same wrecit have left
the hospital, but two of them are
still confined to their beds in the
York home near Fallston.
Mr. York and his family were in
a car with Deputy Tom Sweezy en
route to the fair Tuesday morning
when their car and the one driven
by Morris collided and the Sweezy
car was overturned.
Two Lone Legs
Get Together On
Court Square Here
It may ne%'er happen again!
But Wednesday on the court
square centering Shelby a right leg
that hadn’t claimed a partner for
years met up with a left leg that
was also lonesome. They chatted
awhile, rather their owners did,
and passed on with the aid of
crutches probably to never en
counter the like again.
Simplified, it means nothing else
than two one-legged men met on
the square, and the odd part came
about owing to the fact that the
right leg of one was gone, while
the' other man didn’t have a left
leg. So the two sat together on a
bench and only two feet dangled on
the ground, but one was a left foot
and the other a right foot. The
shoes, however, were not the same
When an interview was attempt
ed both men replied: “Nothing do
ing here, buddy. We're not doing
kicking. I just wish I had his leg
and he feels the same way about
Then they stuck out both legs
and chimed together: “Wouldn’t
they make a fine pair?’’
H. A. Mills Joins
Kelly Store Force
H. A. Mills, of Mooresville, has j
arrived in Shelby to be identified
with the Kelly Glqthing company. !
Mr. Fred M. Fields, who for a year
or more, had been- with the Kelly
establishment here, left the city
Thursday for 'Statesville, where he
will engage in the clothing business
as a partner of the firm.
Mr. Mills is among the higher
ups in the Kelly company. He has
studied the business for a year in
the Mooresville stofe. After giving
Shelby the once over Friday he an
nounced he believes lie will like the
burg and its people, says it is a live
R. L. Armour still conti >ues with
the Kelly firm.
Wants a Shelby Girl Who Will Do
a Thrilling Act for Him in
Sig Smith the versatile dare-de
vil who associates with the “Law
and the Outlaw Show" at the Fair
grounds, and better known av
“Dare Devil Sig Smith” the versa
tile clown, has booked Shelby foi
a place to break his neck. He has
picked the Fanning building on
South Lafayette street and the
time is 12:46 Saturday afternoon.
Smith has three large books con
taining clippings, and photos of his
daring stunts on most of the high
buildings throughout the U. S. A,
and Canada. He is the only man
that ever scaled the Stature of Lib
erty which towers over New York
harbor, also the Wm. Penn (tower,
i Philadelphia. He haB just finished
'a series of stunt* the movies
in New York city, where he swung
a girl, hanging by a ladies silk
stocking 17 stories in the air and
he carries pictures and clippings of
many places where he has been as
sisted by the fair sex.
Wants a Girl
Now for the thrills, Smith want',
a girl that weighs between 90 an-!
125 pounds in and about ten times
that amount of nerve, to help him
in Shelby. He is willing to bet
ihat he will find one. He claims he
has never failed so far. He has had
as many as 100 call and offer their
services in Jacksonville. Fla.
•Smith wants to do the stocking act
on the top of the Fanning building
and to prove he can hold her he is
going to make a human tow line
out of himself. Placing his body
between two cars, he will tow the
back car at least 200 feet by thres
fingers of one hand. He walks blind
folded around the top and very
edge of the building and at least
three inches of both feet will be
over the edge of the building.
As the streets are so crowded he
will then ride a bicycle around the
very edge of the building. He will
then stand on his hands on the back
of a chair, the chair being placed
on the very end and edge of the
building. He will then hang over
the edge of the building let go with
one hand and swing like a monkey
on a wire. After that, he will stand
on his head at least three minutes
on the very edge of the building.
We all hope Smith the very best
of luck in find the girl that has
the nerve of a lion, but we feat
that girl can’t be found. Should
any girl weighing from 90 to 125
pounds care to indulge, please noti
fy Sig Smith at once at the fair
grounds at the “Law and Outlaw
Show.” Smith starts his stunts Sat
urday afternoon at 12:45.
The proceeds of thi9 performance
will be turned over to Supt. I. C.
Griffin to stimulate the Florida re
Mrs. Wall’s Father
James D. Ramsey, ex-sheriff of
Madison county and father of Mrs.
Zeno Wall of Shelby, is still in an
unconscious condition at Marshall
where he was run down by a car
driven by a bootleg whiskey dealer
about a week ago. His skull is
fractured, three ribs are broken
and his body is otherwise badly
bruised. For a short moment since
his illness, he regained conscious
ness and recognized members of
the family, all of whom are at his
bedside. Rev. Dr. Wall came home
Thursday from Mars Hill where he
has been conducting a revival meet
ing and was near Marshall so he
could go back and forth and keep
in touch with Shertff .Ramsey’s
Another Record Fair Crowd
For Saturday Is Expected
Paid Attendance For Three Days Over
17,000. Big Program All Set
County Agents Sees
40 to 50 Thousand
Bales For County
Cleveland County will pro
duce between forty and forty
five thouxand bales of cotton,
Alvin Hardin, county agricul
tural agent, told The Star
Friday. Mr. Hardin made that
estimate in reply to a request
from The Star as to his ider.'
of the crop yield.
Asked if he considered the
army worm would cut down the
yield materially. Mr. Hardin
replied: "I think not. It has
done some slight harm, in spots
and has hurt some individual
farmers, but considering the
county as a whole the loss will
prove almost infinitesimal.*’_
FINE HORSES ON
SHOW BIEL HERE
C. C. Blanton's Horse, “Primp'*
Wins Main Prize. List of
The horse show sponsored at the
fair grounds Thursday morning by
the Shelby Riding club proved to
be one of the major attractions of
Prizes were offered in many
classes and there were numerous
entrants, the judges having hard
decisions facing them in several ol
The main prize, that going to thn
best horses of the entire show, was
won by ‘‘Primp’’ presented and own
ed by C. C. Blanton.
The list of winners In their re
spective classes follow:
Class 1.—Ponies presented by
children under 16 years: Coy Mel
ton, Lee Cline, H. F. Young, jr.,
Class 2—Five-gaited saddle horse
shown by gentleman: Rex, ridden
by Dan Frazier and owned by Mrs.
T. W. Hamrick; Nellie, ridden and
owned by Robert Doggett; Plum
tree, ridden by Alfred Marshall
and owned by C. C. Blanton; Lead
ing Man, ridden and owned by C.
Class 3.—Five galtcd saddle
horse shown by lady: Nellie, rid
den by Mrs. Robert Doggett and
owned by Robert Doggett; Plum
tree, ridden by Miss Verda Leak
and owned by C. C. Blanton; Rex,
ridden and owned by Mrs. T. W.
Hamrick; Leading Man, ridden by
Mrs. Alfred Marshall and owned
by C. R. Doggett.
Class 4.—Five gaited saddle
horse shown by lady or gentleman:
Nellie, ridden and owned by Rob
bie Doggett; Jack Barrymore, rid
den and owned by George Blanton;
Rex, ridden by Dan Frazier fend
owned by Mrs. T. W. Hamrick;
Black Mae, ridden and owned by
Dr. J. S. Dorton.
Class 5, three gaited saddle horse
shown by lady or gentleman: Bil
lie Brooke, ridden and owned by H.
S. Henry; Leading Man, ridden ana
owned by C. R. Doggett; Jack
Barrymore, ridden by Ralph Hoey
and owned by George Blanton; Sil
ver Lady, ridden and owned by T.
Class 7.—Plantation class, walk,
running walk, fox trot: Fred, rid
den and owned by Dr. E. B. Latti
more; Chief, ridden and owned by
C. R. Doggett; Black Diamond,
ridden by George Blanton and own
ed by Dr. E. B. Lattimore.
Class 8,—Jumpers: Nellie, ridden
and owned by Robert Doggett;
Jet, ridden and owned by Dr. J. S.
Dorton; Billie Brooke, ridden and
owned by H. S. Henry.
Class 9.—Model horse, halter ana
saddle: Chief, presented and own
ed by C. R. Doggett; Primp, pre
sented and owned By C. C. Blan
tno; Nellie presented and owned by
Class 10.—Best horse in show,
trophy prize: Primp, presented and
owned by C. C. Blanton; Plumtree,
presented by Alfred Marshall and
! owned by C. C. Blanton; Jack Bar
! rymore, presented and owned by
George Blanton; Nellie, presented
and owned by Robert Doggett.
The judges were W. H. Fithian,
Messrs. Thomas, Ray and Reffert.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ryburn who
have been the summer in Ashe
ville returned to Shelby yesterday
for the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Will M. Roberts
and children of Brevard are spend
ing several days here visiting rel
atives and attending the county
Saturday, the closing day of,the
Cleveland county fair, is expected
to attract the second largest crowd
of the vent provided good weather
holds forth, say fair officials.
To date, that is including three
days, the paid attendance has cov
ered 17,094 people. The opening
day with over 7,000 paying admis
sion at the gates leads the lifet,
with Thursday having over 5,00(1
paid attendance ranking second. On
Wednesday the second day paid at
tendance fell off to 3,639.
On the opening day, howeevr,
12.000 school children were ad
mitted as guests of the fair and
other attendance not Included in
gate admissions will reach around
3.000 making an approximate '
grand total for the three days ot
a little over 30,000 people.
Horse Show Good.
The horse shovy, sponsored by the
Shelby Riding club, was the c’/ef
attraction of Thursday and drew
to the stands horse lovers from nil
sections of Western Carolina. Many
tributes were paid to the beautiful
and well-trained horses presented
and race horse owners at the fair
grounds for the racing events term-*
cd the show one of the best seen
by them during the season.
Other than the feature attraction
of the individual days the gay event
has swung along with its usual
gaiety and milling throngs. Visi
tors from widely scattered sec
tions have been in attendance and
the farm exposition has perhaps
received wider advertising than
during the two previous fairs.
Bank on Saturday.
Fair officials are banking on a
big attendance against tomorrow
for one special reason: Cotton is
just now opening good and thou
sands of farm folks who attend
ed the first day have been too busy
picking cotton Bince to get back.
However, with one week’s work o«
the farm practically the entire citi
zenship is expected out again Sat
Each afternoon the races drew
big crowds to the grand stands ami
the heats have been termed unusu
ally good with considerable praise
for the free acts and stunts furn
ished between heats.
The fire works orograms at night
have been the big hits of the fair.
Early in the evening automobiles|
begin hauling hundreds to the fair
grounds seeking a vantage point
for the colorful spectacle.
Lr.st Day Bill.
The formal program fior the clos
Gates open at 8:30 a. m.
2 p. m.—2:17 trot and 2:17 pace.
Three heats each.
Local driving race. Three heat
plan, (a humdinger).
Free act program.
7:30—Fireworks display, the best
of the entire week, colorful and
Wells Estate To Be
Sold At Auction
The John K. Wells estate, a big
plantation, one of the best known
in Cleveland county, is advertised
to appear on the auction block the §
eighth of October. The old place
containing some five hundred acres
is near Casar.
J. B. Nolan, whose company is
engineering the auction, is author
ity for the statement that this
will be the first public land auc
tion to be held in Number eight!
The Wells estate has been a
Cleveland county landmark for
many, many years. The old colon
ial house, which was the planta
tion headquarters in the good old
days, stills stands, and it is said
is well preserved. It will be under
the fine old trees of this aid plan
tation home that the auction band
will blare forth and the old acres i
A big crowd from adjoining!
counties, as well as from the home
bailiwick, is expected. There will
be big doings in the way of a::
band concert, a Ford handed to tho
lucky Visitor—the usual latter day
It is said the sale is being hold
for the sake of a division of the
property amongst the Wells heirs,
GAFFNEY VS. SHELBY;
FOOTBALL THIS P. mJ
Shelby High is playing Gaffney,]
S. C., this afternoon. This is one t
the hardest preliminary games t!
local boys have. Gaffney for tv
years has been up-state champk
of South Carolina. Coach Mon..
boys are in excellent shape and
good game is anticipated.