SHELBY, N. 0. FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1927.
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. 5y ““jV P” yetr
By carrier, per year (in advance) |8 Of
North Carciina **•
Fair and warmer says the weath
er man, hut still the pessimist isn’t
convinced about anything. Snow
flakes and peach blossoms!
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Funeral services of Mr. J. A. An
thony, one of the county’s best
known citizens, were held at 2:30
this afternoon. Mr. Anthony, form
er senators and county superinten
dent, died suddenly Wednesday
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Down about Gaffney, S. C., there!
seems to be some controversy about>
the recent senatorial race, accord
ing to a news dispatch in The Star.!
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Revival services for Central j
Methodist church, are announced j
in this issue.
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Marriage license are again sellirg;
on the local market, says another ,
A young Shelby girl was serious
ly injured Wednesday night when!
she fell from a car on the Falls-'
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The Superior court grind opens
here Monday and a heavy docket
is in prospect.
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The president of State college
will address the two famous Shel
Ly Bible classes here Sunday'.
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The district Kiwanis governoi
was an honor gues< at Cleveland
Springs last night.
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Highway 20 aoove Rutherford-1
ton is to be closed soon for paving '
work, says a news item.
Try the questions and answers i
today—Who was first mayor of
Shelby, and who will be the next
GET LICENSE HEREj
Marriage License Mart Has Im
proving Business. Trade Still
Lags, It Seems
Despite the fact that Superior j
court starts next week and has j
numerous divorces on the calendar,
the marriage license mart here is [
not experiencing any too big a
N'ot a license was sold by Reg
ister Andy Newton up to the 16.h
day of the month, a slump that -
establishes a record in the county,,
it is thought. However, seven ;
couples have secured license since -
mid-month, and Mr. Newton who
had secret hopes of establishing a
marrying record while in office ap
pears a little more optimistic.
Among the recent couples secur- i
ing license here was a Baltimore i
couple that applied for and re- |
ceived licenses there yesterday. The
couple was listed as Dr. E. W. I
Schultze and Mrs. Helen C. Tay- j
The four other white couples re-1
ceiving license during the month j
were: T. J. Willis and Addie Alex- ;
ander; Knox Hardin and Lucy j
Harmon; Alonzo Pruett and Vir- j
ginia White; Lester White and
License were also issued for the
marriage of two colored couples.
Dr. S. A Agar of New York City;
! TV. C. K. Maddry of Raleigh; Dr.
11. T. Vann of Raleigh,; and other
well known and capable worker
will be in an all day inspirational
meeting at the First Baptist
church, on next Friday, April 1st
from ten o’clock in the morning to
'•» o’clock in the evening, at which
I time all the churches of the Kings
Mountain association, together with
| other nearby associations, are ex
pected to have representatives
present. The messengers from some
of the churches are bringing bas
kets of eats along with them,
which will be supplemented by hot
coffee, sandwiches and other good
things by the ladies of the First
Baptist church here, which means
that all who come will be well
I taken care of both from an intellec
jt’Jal and physical standpoint. Dr.
] Wall urges all churches to be re
Coming To Shelby
Daffney.—Miss Ruth Scott, di
Irector of the Limestone college glee
|club announces the itinerary for
|the spring tour of the organiza
Ition as follows: April, Boiling
(Springs; April 7, Heath Springs:
|Woril 11, Shelby; April 12, Forest
|£tty; April 14, Clinton; April 15,
Iknoree; April 18, Limestone col
When the average man gets an
opportunity to toot his horn he
Spends most of his time blowing
Rat" the mouthpiece.
EXPECT TO CLOSE
Detour Through Hi's “No Place
To Flirt With Death,” .Ac- !
cording to Reports.
A dispatch from Luremont to the
Rutherford Run states that it is
expected to close route 20 next 1
week from Jackson’s store, nine j
miles above Rutherfordton, to the j
steel bridge*just beyond the Lake
Lure Lumber plant, so concreting
may begin at once upon this four
mile stretch. Ziegler Brothers, the
contractors, have announced the ;
work will go on, weather permit
ting, twenty-four hours each day,
the illumination at night being pro,-!
vided by carbide lights.
Details of Detour.
The detour for all traffic from 1
Rutherfordton will be a right turn ■
at Jackson’s store past Mr. Rich-1
ard Ledbetter’s farm, crossing I
Cove Creek and winding left around
the Bilks Creek road, past Logan’s
plantation and back to route 20
where the Lake Lumber company
plant stands. The latter part of the
detour is down a steep mountain
road with beautiful views. The
county has top soiled this road, wrid-1
ened most of the corners and in the j
more dangerous places has put up j
Dangerous in Places.
A citizen familiar with Bills j
creek section and all of the detour
said, “It is only fair to warn the
public to drive slowly down this
mountain road. If they don’t there
will be plenty of accidents and some
of them will be fatal I am sure.
Anybody who tries to speed on
this road will soon hav*e a rude.
“Every automobilist should
sound the horn at each sharp turn.1
stay on his side oi the road and !
proceed with care. Otherwise the |
hospitals and undertakers will be j
unusually busy. Thrs road is no i
place to flirt with death.”
Heavy Criminal Docket is Listed
Mav Take a W eek. Many
Divorces Coming Up.
The Spring term of Superior
court convenes here Monday morn
ing with Judge P. A. McElroy pre
siding. Spurgeon Spurting, will
prosecute for the state.
According to A. M. Hamrick,
clerk of court, one of the heaviest
criminal dockets in many terms is
to be disposed of. t‘ne hundred and
five eases are listed on the criminal
docket, but manv of these are con-,
tinued cases and will take very lit-,
tie time in disposal. Considering the '
large number of cases several law
yers are of the opinion that the I
criminal docket may take up the '
major portion of the week. No mar- |
der cases are scheduled to come out
and there are a very few cases of
The civil calendar likewise cor-1
tains a large number of cases, many |
of which will be of general inter-1
est. Several big suits are schedued
to be heard in which varying sums
of damage are asked.
However, the mr-jor curiosity of
the civil calendar will he attracte 1
to the divorce cases A preliminary!
estimate is that divorces on the,
calendar will exceei: the number of
marriage licenses sold here during,
the month. The calendar lists 181
divorce trials, hut there may be I
others, it is understood.
L. J. Wagner In
Critical Condition j
Mr. L. J. Wagner, engineer and
municipal contractor is critically
ill at his home on North Morgan
street, suffering with internal can-,
cer from which all hope of his re- •
covery has been abandoned. Mr.
Wagner, age 72, was taken ill in
January while on a visit to his
daughter Mrs. Pulcher, wife of a
millionaire truck manufacturer in
Detroit. He entered a Detroit hos
pital for several weeks but made
little improvement and insisted on
being brought home, to which his
family readily consented.
Mr. Wagner first came to Shel
by from Georgia to build Shelby’s
first water plant. He became at
tached to the town and its people!
and finally settled on Shelby as his [
home. He was born in Buffalo, N.
Y„ but lived in Rome and Atlanta,
Ga., for fifty years. Since his first
stay in Shelby, the number of his
friends has constantly increased
and they are still hoping that his
life might be spared. For the past
few years he and his son Fred Wag
ner have been operating the rock!
quarry in the southeastern section j
An Explorer and His Spoils
Alter traveling over thousand:* ol miles In lJutch Cuinea nuvet
before traversed by white men. Prof. W. M. Stirling, explorer le?
tlie Smltlisoni.au Institution, tins returned to Washington. in fnglng
the Implements used by a pygmy tribe. The explorer is shown here
With a pygmy ax, a Papuan ax and a sago disk (used lti mixing tood),
brought front the strange lands.
Snowflakes Supplant Peach Blooms
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Old Man Winter Comes Back To Curtain For A Bow After!
Blossomtime Givey Thrill To
This is an era when youth
leans back to watch age stage
surprises for the plaudits or
howls of the public. Old Man
Winter staged his surprise yes
terday while Miss Springtime,
with her brilliant hue'd gar
ments, was in seclusion after a
joyful visit to a winter drab
A fast falling snow, a cold,
driving wind, followed by a
heavy frost were the tokens
handed out by Old Man Win
ter on his sudden return to this
The cold drizzle of Thurs
day morning was supplanted by
a driving snow about 9:30 and
the snow continued to fall un
til afternoon. Although preced
ing weather and the rain kept !
the snow from sticking the fall
was considered unusually j
heavy for the season. Later in
the day a cold rain supplanted
the snowflakes, and this morn
ing a heavy frost blanketed the
News dispatches from vari- j
ous sections of the two Caro
linas report heavy snowfall,
several sections reporting a
From Chester, S. 0., comes the
news that J. Martin Grant,
predicted the snow more than
90 days ago.
Be that as it may, the weath
er man calls for fair weather
today and tomorrow with rising
Shelby May Get In Amateur Ball Loop
According To Reports Here From Hickory
Hickory, Mar. 24.—A meeting of
the board of directors of the Hick
ory Baseball association was held
last night in the city court room
for the purpose of erecting club oi
ficials for the approaching season.
President George L. Lyerly presid
ed over the meeting, which was at
tended by the following directors:
George Abernethy, “Pat” Pearson,
E. P. Rhyne and Oscar Pitts.
President Lyerly was named lea
gue director, and will represent
Hickory at all league meetings. A
meeting of the league directors will
be held here in Hickory next Mon
day night, at which all towns con
templating entering the Western
league will be asked to send a dele
gate. This meeting will see the
league formally organized. A new
set of rules and regulations
governing the organization will be
drawn-up and submitted at the
meteing, and a playing schedule
will be mapped out. Just how many
teams will be represented in the
circuit this year is unknown at
present. Morganton, Valdese, Le
noir, Newton amt Hickory have bid
for berths in the loop already, and
both Lincolnton and Shelby are
seeking the vacancy left by Tay
lorsville's withdrawal from the
league. If both the latter towns
want in the organization, States
ville, Gastonia or some other city
may be asked to seep in and raise
the number of members to eight.
All such matters as this will be
dsposed of at the meeting here
He Married Parents
And Will Now Marry
Their Only Child
Rev. H. K. Bayer, pastor of Cen
tral Methodist church, leaves today
for Mt. Airy, where tomorrow ev
ening he will officiate a tthe wed
ding of Miss Louise Kochtitzky and
Mr. Robert Crawford. Twenty-seven
years ago Dr. Boyer married the
parents of the bride, Mr. and Mrs.
E. H. Kochtitzky. Mr. Kochtitzky
is a prominent furniture manufac
turer and his daughter is one of
the social leaders of that section.
The groom-to-be is a well known
young business man of Winston
Mrs. Boyer will ,-ccompany her
husoand as far as Charlotte, where
she will be the guest of her children
until he returns Monday. In Dr.
Boyer’s absence the pulpit at Cen
tral Methodist will be filled Sunday
morning by Rev. T. B. Johnson,
pastor of LaFayette Methodist'
church. There will !>e no services
Sunday evening at Central church.
Store To Taxi Its
Customers To And
rrcm Buying Trips
Jitney Service to lie Furnished Pat
rons in New Shelby Store Plan.
Lessens Saturday Rush.
A. V. Wray—he of the six sons— j
who are stepping on the gas in re-'
tailing, has started sonithing. He1
is announcing in the columns of to
day’s Star the inauguration of '
jitney service, to serve the Wray
shoppers free of charge.
The jitney will go for the Wray
shoppers, bring them to the store,
give them ample time to do all the
buying they want—and return them
home—all charged ot Service.
That’s quite a stunt, which it
understood has been and is being
practised successfully by some of
the big stores on the big time.
Mr. Wray’s idea seems to be this,1
to try to take the strain off the
Saturday business in Shelby by
stimulating buying,during the oth
er five business days of the week.
It is a commendable idea. More and,
more, the local merchants declare,1
business is being concentrated to
ward the week end.
It is agreed that it is better for
all shoppers and retailers alike,
that business he mm-t, evenly dis
tributed over the w'eek days, and
relieving the stress of Saturday, j
Readers Will Miss
Mi*s. J. P. Caldwell!
Writing from Hubbard Woods, i -
suburb of Chicago, Mr. Julc B. j
Fortune, at one time a distin- !
guirhed citizen of Shelby and
local postmaster says in a letter
renewing his subscription to The
Star, “Last Wednesday was the
hottest 16th of March in Chicago
in 25 years. It was above 77. To
day, March 20th, we have a coun
try covered with snow, hail, sleet
and rain and the temperature
stands 30. The weather is cer- I
“I was real sorry to hear of
Mrs. J. P. Caldwell’s death. I re- I
member her as Miss Addie Wil l
Hams when Col. L. S. Williams !
lived at one time in Shelby or I
Cleveland Springs. The people who |
read the “One Minute Page’’ in j
The Observer will certainly miss !
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Beam, off
Boiling Springs were Shelby visit- j
ors this week.
Cotton Crop j
Sets Record j
Tcvelund County Crop Reaches 1
New Total of lti.367 Bales.
Late Report Says.
Cleveland county produced
40,567 bales of cotton in 1J26!
A right informing bit of in
formation for the pessimists
early in last year, and also for
those inclined to the belief that
cotton will not grow in a hill
The late report issued this
week establishes a new cotton
production record for this
county, going approximately
•1,000 bales over the biggest
cron in past history.
The 1926 crop surpassed the
1925 crop by 9,346 bales.
1925 crop being 37.221 bales.
This is the final report of
the year, and nlthough it is a
new record it is estimated that
at least 1,500 bales of Cleve
land county cotton were ginned
in South Carolina, while hun
dreds of other bales were not
picked owing to the low price.
There arc those who still con
tend that had cotton been 35
cents per pound this county
would have ginned close to 50,
By the state report Cleve
land county ranks sixth. The
five counties leading Cleveland
with their production are:
Johnston, 73,122; Robeson, 69,
140; Nash, 56,908; Halifax, 53,
869; Harnett, 50,380.
sms MIL 3
Dr. H. K. Boyer, Pastor. Will Do
Preaching. Prominent Singer
Will Lead Music
A series of revival services will
begin at'Central Methodist <hurch
on Sunday. April 3, it is announc
ed, and will continue for a period
of two weeks.
Dr. Hugh K. Boyer, pastor of
the church, plans to do the preach
ing. Mr. Ward D. Milan, of Lin
colnton, one of the best known
singers in the state. will have
charge of the choir. Mr. Milan has
directed revival music in many
sections of the south and west and
in addition to being a leader is a
soloist of some renown.
With the exception of Sundays
all services will be at night, ac
cording to Dr. Boyer. The hour of
the service will likely be 7:30, it is
added. There will be two services
New Paper At Kings
Mountain On Friday
Tiddv's New Paper To Appear
First Issue Today. Herndon
Kings Mountain.—Mr. Milton
Tidddy has moved his Cleveland
News plant from Shelby to Kings
Mountain and will begin this
week the publication of The Kings
Mountain News, the first issue to
appear Friday. A stock company
including Mr. O. B. Carpenter and
others has been formed for the
purpose of promoting the publi
cation. The News force as now
composed is J. L. Herndon, editor,
Tom Burgess, linotype operator,
Boyd Hendrix, floor and stone
man, and Milton Tiddy, business
manager. Editor Herndon is not
one of the native tribe by the
name but is a product of South
Carolina and a stranger in these
parts. He has done time on the
Greensboro Record, Greensboro
News, Asheville Times, Raleigh
Times, Goldsboro News and lately
with the Cleveland News.
Editor Herndon states that the
paper will appear twice a week
carrying eight pages. The plant is
located in the Mauney building on
Railroad avenue recently vacated
by Mrs. Peterson’s Millinery
We’ll Say HeT*~
A Lucky Fellow
telegram came here Monday from
Mr. Grady Elliotte, of Jackson
“Our oil well came in this even
ing making ten thousands barrels
under the gauge per day.”
Mr. Elliotte has been in the West
several years. He is a son of the
late Jonas Elliotte and a brother
:>f Mr. Horace Elliotte and Mrs.
Chas. Steward. His many friends
in this county will be interested
;o learn of his good fortune.
Receives Head Injuries by Filling
From Automobile That is
Miss Mary Roberts, attractive ;
young daughter of Mrs, Josh Rob
erts and sister of Mrs, Will Arey,
is in the Shelby hospital suffering
from severe injuries as the result
of falling from a moving automo
bile Wednesday night on Highway
Miss Roberts, according to re
ports. was riding with Hobby
Rudasill towards Fallston in a
Dodge coupe. The door of the coupe
came open in Some manner, it is
understood, and Miss Roberts who
had her back againts the door fell
out. It is thought that in falling
she twirled, around her face strik
ing the road. Her foot apparently
was caught in the c«r door for it is
thought that she was dragged for
, a distance after plunging out before
the car could be stopped.
Bleeding' profusely she was]
placed hack in the car and rushed;
to the Shelby hospital, where she
remains undergoing treatment. The
accident occurred near Spurling’s
store, it is said.
Owing to severe bruises, hospital
surgeons had not been able to
make a complete examination up
until this morning, it is learned.,
Her main injuries seem about the!
the face and head although she U|
severely bruised about the body. 1:1
is likely, reports say, that her nose!
is fractured and perhaps other I
bones about the face. I
The young girl was unconscious
for a time after being brought to
the hosptial at 10 o’clock Wednes
day night and this morning was con
scious only part of the time. Her
condition is termed as rather seri
Jimmy Lynch Is
Delegates Gather Here From Lin
eolnton, Gastonia, Forest City
Jimmie Lynch, eloquent president
of the Carolina3 district of Kiwan
is International was chief speaker
here Thursday night before 125
members of five clubs representing
Lincolnton, Gastonia, Forest City j
and Rutherfordton, who were |
guests of the Shelby club at Cleve
land Springs, J. D. Lineberger,1
vice president was toastmaster and
after calling for reports on the
activities of the various clubs re
presented, Mr. Lynch delivered a
most Informative address on the !
principles of Kiwanis.
In the 12 years since the organ
iaztion of Kiwanis in Detroit it has
grown to a membesrhip of over '
100,000 in 1,600 clubs, all the mem
bership working harmoniously for
more cordial relationships between
each other and greater civic prids
and patriotism. Mr. Lynch outlined
in beautiful language the objects
and objectives of Kiwanis ns stated
in the constitution which encour
ages the daily living of the Golden
Rule in our everyday relationships.
In the second place the Kiwanis
strives to promote the adoption of
the highest business and social
standards. The development by pre
cept and example peace-time pa
triotism is the third great teaching
of Kiwanis and at this point Mr.
Lynch declared that if the men,
such as compose the civic clubs of
America would consecrate themsel
ves to the task, they can correct all
the evils of bad government and
the social degeneracy. He urged co
operation to maintain righteous
ness, peace and justice and to give
emphasis to the human and spirit
ual rather than the material things
Brooks To Address
Bible Classes Of
Gardner And Hoey
State College President to Appear
Before Big Bible Classes
Here Sunday A. M.
Dr, E. C. Brooks, president of
N. C. State college, will address the
Gardner and Hoey Bible classes at
a joint meeting Sunday morning at
10 o’clock in the Gardner class
rooms at the First Baptist church.
All members of both classes are
urged to attend the meeting.
Mr. Gardner, who has recently
been in Raleigh, wai assured by Dr
Brooks that he will be here, and ar
rangements have been made with
the Hoey class, of Central Metho
dist church, for this body to be th3
guests of the Gardner class.
Mr, Kemp Kendall, vice presi
dent of the Hoey class, asks that
members of the class meet at 9:45.
in their regular class rooms, from ‘
which point the class will go in a j
body to the First Baptist church.
"Tin' whole of your life must l>«
spotit in your own company, anA
only an educated muti is rood
company for himself," Is one of
the philosophic declarations of ti;«i
veteran educator. David Starr
Jordan, chancellor emeritus of
Stanford VUD'arslt*, California.
Editor DeCamp Enters Protest to
No Avail on Swearing in of
Hamrick as Senator.
Gaffney, Mar. 24.—Dr. W. C.
Hamrick, head of the Hamrick
group of mills, was sworn in as
Cherokee county’s state senator,
succeeding the late Senator Rich*
mond Stacy, at noon yesterday
when the senate reconvened in Co
lumbia after the week end session.
The oath was administered Dr.
Hamrick over the protest of Ed H.
DeCamp, second man in the race,
who telegraphed l,»eutenant Gov
ernor T. B. Butler, president of the
senate, calling attention to thw
fact that the votes cast in Tues
day’s special election had not been
Unofficial reports gathered by
lhe Ledger after the close of the
polls Tuesday afternoon gave Dr.
Hamrick a lead of 69 votes over Mr.
The election commissioners Tues
day night, acting on the unofficial
reports of the Ledger, according
to J. M. Cline, a member of the
commission, gave Dr. Hamrick a
certificate of election. Dr. Hamrick
went to Columbia yesterday morn
ing and wus present for the opening
of the senate.
Mr. Cline stated that the commis
sioners followed instructions given
the board by Lieutennnt Governor
Butler in regard to furnishing the
necessary credentials to the suc
cessful candidate without delay.
According to low, and according
to the plans of the commissioners,
the votes will not be counted offi
cially before next Tuesday, it was
Learning that credentials had
been given Dr. Hamrick, Mr. Dr
Camp yesterday morning took up
the matter with state officials, leg
istering a protest against a can
didate being sworn in before the
votes cast in the election were
counted. He telegraphed Lieutenant
Governor Butler and also employ
ed D. W. Robinson, Columbia at
torney, to appear in the senate
chamber and object to the proceed
ings. Mr. Robinson did so, but h's
objections were overruled with lit -
tale consideration, and within a few
minutes Dr. Hamrick had been of
ficially accepted as Cherokee coun
ty’s representative in the senate.
Whether any further contest of
Dr. Hamrick’s election will be made
was not certain yesterday. Charges
of irregularities in connection with
the election were being discussed.
J. A. Whisonant chairman of the
county Registration board, yester
day said he had heard that some
signed blank certificates of regis
tration got out of the possession of
the board Monday. Mr. Whisonant
declared, however, that he did not
knowingly permit any such certi
ficates to be carried away from
the court house, and speaking from
ois own knowledge he could not say
lhat any were so taken.
Dr. Hamrick is a former Chero
kee county senator having been el
ected in 1909 in a special election to
fill out the unexpired term of Corn
alius Otts, who resigned to become
solicitor of the seventh judicial cir
cuit. Dr. Hamrick served in the ses
sion of 1910. He is a former chair
man of the Cherokee cpunty high
way commission, is chairman of the
board of trustees of Limestone
college, and is head of the Ham
rick chain of cotton mills, includ
ing the Limestone, Hamrick, Mus
grove and Alma of Gaffney, and
the Broad River mills at Blacks
DIES SUDDENLY 1
Former State Senator And County
Superintendent of Education
J. A. Anthony, Shelby’s “Man of
Faith,” dropped dead Wednesday
evening at 8:40 at his home on S.
Washington street, just after his
return from prayer meeting at
Central Methodist church where he
had lead the prayer, dismissing
the congregation. Hia funeral was
held this afternoon at 2:S0 from
Central Methodist church, the
services being conducted by his
pastor, Dr. Hugh K. Boyer, as
sisted by Revs. R. M. Hoyle, H. N,
McDiarmid and Zeno Wall. A
large crowd of friends from town
and countryside and a wealth of
flowers attested the high esteem
in which Mr. Anthony was held.
Was State Senator
Sheiby’s “man of faith” had
played an important part in the
growth and development of tho
town and county. Finishing at the
University of North Carolina Law
school in 1884 he came to Shelby
and set up for practice. Soon he
became a leader and was sent to
the State Senate in 1897 where he
gave a good account of himself as
a law maker. A few years after
his return he was made county
superintendent of schools which
position he held for twenty years.
The schools during his administra
tion made rapid strides, due to his
faith and optimism. Funds and
equipment were limited but he did
the best he could under the handi
cap. From 1911 to 1916 he served
as county recorder, succeeding
Mr. H. T. Hudson and in ever
case he dealt out justice but tem
pered that justice with mercy and
a characteristic sympathy for
troubled humanity. When Max
Gardner returned from college
and set up for the practice of law,.,
he associated himself with Mr.
Anthony for a few years under the
firm qame of Anthony and Gard
ner. Since 1904 he has devoted his
time to the real estate business,
having associated with him his
1 son, Mr. Oliver Anthony.
raim ana upiumsm.
Mr. Anthony was outstanding
because of his faith in God, his
faith in his fellow man and his
faith in Shelby and Cleveland
county. Many thought he was vis
ionary, but in many instances the
development came which he pre
dicted would come. He was devot
ed to his church and for 30 years
was a steward and for the past
few years a trustee in Central
Methodist church. In religion he
was broad and tolerant. In char
ity he was generous. In trial and
reverses he was patient, hojteful
and optimistic. When others spoke
harshly of their fellow-man, Mr.
Anthony always saw some good
trait that redeemed ail short
coming. He was member of the
Masonic fraternity and otherwise
identified with civic organizations,
but he loved his church best of
In Apparent Good Health
With a public prayer fresh on
his lips, he fell on the floor of the
hall at his home Wednesday night.
After returning home from pray
er meeting he and his wife talked
for a few minutes and he went
into the hall to get some coal to
replenish the fire. On this mission
he fell with a sudden attack of
angina pectoris and was dead by
the time Mrs. Anthony could
reach him. He had not made a
serious complaint of his physical
well being except a slight attack
of apparent indigestion Tuesday
In 1884 Mr. Anthony was mar
ried to Miss Ollie Gardner, daugh
ter of the late Dr. O. P. Gardner.
The union was a most happy one
and surviving are his wife and
the following children: Graham
Anthony, of Hartford, Conn., Oli
ver Anthony of Shelby, John An
thony, a senior at N. C. State col
lege, Mrs. Everett Houser, Mrs.
Harry Woodson, Miss Margaret
Anthony of Shelby. Also surviving
are three brothers, J. H., W. A.,
and W. P. Anthony all of this
county and a sister Mrs. G. P.
Hamrick of Shelby. Mr. Graham
Anthony arrived last night from
Hartford, Conn., to attend the
Senator Refuses Aid.
Washington—The voucher for
$7,500 voted by the senate to Sen
ator Frank L. Greene, of Vermont
who was wounded with a bullet fir
ed by a prohibition agent at feeing
bootleggers for medical expenses
was returned by Senator Greene,
who declared that it would be im
proper for taxpayers to have to
bear the expense for his “personal