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THE STAR’S REVIEW.
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f|u. funeral services of young
Harrison Ratnseur were held at the
Kainseur home yesterday afternoon.
Xo new dues have developed in the 1
*in\. terious death of the youth, and1
th, coroner’s jury is scheduled to'
nU, t late tomorrow afternoon.
The big Wiscassct mills suit in- |
vo 1.1 nK one ar>d one-half million1
dollars was decided here Saturday
i,v Judge J. L. Webb.
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Iw. C. .1. Woodson, familiarly
Know•! as ‘'Brother Woodson” died
last Friday afternoon. lie was a
retired Baptist minister, former
county representative, and widely
known over the town and county.
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The new county jail with only
one guest is the nearest empty since
the I ail was erected.
Bequests to Boiling Springs
school and several churches were
nude in the will of the date Har
ris, ,n K. bridge, noble Confederate !
veteran, according to a news article
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Shelby Highs have several good j
ball games on tap here this week.!
Their last game with Hickory re-;
suited in another victory.
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Shelby has a new luncheon club!
in the Rotarians, who were present
ed their charter last Friday night
by the district governor, Julian
Miller, Charlotte News editor, was
the chief speaker.
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Shelby tennis players will leav e .
this week for Chapel Hill to enter j
tne state tournament.
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Several revivals are in progress
in Shelby now and all are meeting
with success, it is reported.
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Does a dad tell his boy fairy stor
ies? Read in “Around Our Town"
about the boy who made good.
SOSES TO SHELBY
Highs I'lay Roiling Springs Here
Today and Will Flay Gastonia
Here Tomorrow P. M.
With another victory added to
their string Casey Morris Shelby i
Highs are all set for several games
this week, part of which will be
played on the home park.
This afternoon the Highs arc
scheduled to play Boiling Springs
a return game here. Last week the
locals defeated the Baptist boys at I
BoilihgJ^springs by a ninth frame
Tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday,
Pat Crawford's slugging Gastonia
crew comes over for a gftme here.
That means a crowd out at the ball j
park when the umpire starts pro- ,
ceedings unless the weather is bad.
A Gastonia and a Shelby team 1
stage a good contest in anything j
and with the rivalry that has etc-1
isted for fans haven’t forgot
ten it. In addition to the sideline in
terest some right nifty baseball
will likely be presented during the
Playing here Friday th? Highs
took the measure of the Hickory
Highs by a 11 to 1 count. It was
a general field day for the locals
and they hit and ran bases like ma
jor league pastimers. Cline, hurling
for Shelby, gave up only three hits
while his teammates and himself
were hanging out an even dozen.
Lee, Sparks, Gold and Mauney lad
the High sluggers.
Doug Ray Lands
In Bastile Again
Thought to Have Robbed Store on
Night he Was Released From
Chain Gang Camp.
Doug Ray, negro, is hack in the
county jail and indications about
the court house are that he may be
there until next court.
Doug finished “doing time” on
'he No. 6 chain gang Saturday a
Week ago and was released that aft
ernoon. The sentence he had served
was in connection with the larceny
of chickens from Coleman Blanton,
't is said. On the night Doug left
the gang Mauney’s store west of
Shelby was entered and goods
About 2 o’clock Saturday morn
'oe deputy Bob Kendrick accom
1’anied by Gastonia officers made
a raid on a house in the negro set
tlement at Gastonia and Doug was
found in bed there. Officer Ken
drick says that he had in his posses
Mon at the time sofe of the goods
taken from the store, and also that
he admitted some connection with
ihe robbery. He was returned to jail
here and is scheduled for a hearing
imply before Recorder John Mull. If
evidence is sufficient to hold him
'"or Ray may have to remain in
jail until the next term of court in
Judge Mull says that he often
has noticed that right after a term
r»f Superior court several folks usu
ally have to remain in jail for sev
eral months awaiting the next term
Saintly Citizen Who Represented
Cleveland fn House. Dies At
The Age of 77 Years
Rev. C. J. Woodson is dead. This
Godly, charitable, sympathetic
friend has gone to join the pat
riarchs of old. lie passed away
quietly in the Shelby hospital Fri
day afternoon at 5 o’clock at the
age of 77 years and eight months.
“Preacher” Woodson was always ’
in close communion with h's Mas
ter and had on several occasions
fixed the date for his going way.
Recently he moved it forward to
about the date of his passing and
he spoke of his going as just a
journey upon which he entered
without fear or dread.
1 he luneral was conducted bat
urday afternoon at 4 o’clock from
his residence on the Cleveland
Springs Road, services being in
charge of Rev. Zeno Wall, pastor
of the First Baptist church of
which he was a lonjr and faithful
member, assisted by Revs. H. K.
Boyer and J. W. Suttle. Interment
was in Sunset Cemetery with the
following friends serving as pall
bearers: Paul Webb, George
Blanton. A. V/. McMurry, J. J.
Lattimore, J. 11. Quinn, F. L. Rob
Born In Virginia
Born in Goochland county, Vir
ginia the son of aristocratic
parents., he received most of his
education under the tutelage of a
governess in the Woodson ances
tral home. In young manhood he
came to Plymouth, this state,
where he gradually took to the
ministry. In 1888 he married Miss
Maude Frontis who has been h:s
life companion and one of the
finest Christian women Shelby has
known. He had been ordered as a
minister ten years prior to that
time for a number of years sup
plied the pulpits of Gatesville and
three country churches. In Eastern
Carolina the health of the family
was bad so they moved to Shelby
For the past 33 years he has. been
writing life and fire insurance for
some of the strongest companies
in America. Feeling that the end
was near he recently sold bis in
surance business to Frank and
George Hoyle and on Tuesdav of
this week, suffered an attack to
which he has been subject, fell on
the floor at his home and sus
tained a broken hip which necessi
tated his being in the hospital
where he died.
Served In Legislature
Mr. Woodson always stood high
in the pulpic and religious affairs
of the county. He was an ardent
reader, a close observer, a deep
student of public problems, a flu
ent speaker and versatile writer.
In 1911 he ably represented Cleve
land county in the house of re
presentatives and took an active
part in state-wide legislation. Al
ways fre/v> express his opinion on
public questions, he could be count
ed on to uphold the moral side of
every issue. Sin was a constant
foe and without any blast of
trumpets, he was known to do
personal evangelistic work and
often contributed passages of
scripture to the columns of The
Star in the hope of reaching and
saving a lost brother.
Surviving are his faithful and
devoted wife and three fine sons,
Harry, Charles and Steve. one
brother, Attorney Bryon Woodson
of Kansas City, Missouri and one
sister, Mrs. D. W. Bacon, of Miss
issippi. Out of town people here
attending the' funeral were Dr. and
Mrs. Shelly Frontic and son,
Borell, and Mr. W. M. Lentz, of
Grass And Fence
At Water Station
New Pump Station is Being Beau
tified. Flowers Are Being
Mayor A. P. Weatl%rs is realiz
ing a dream, in that the grounds at
the new pump station and water
plant are being beautified. Grass
seed has been sown on the bank
that holds the millions of gallons
of water in the huge reservoir and
this week, workmen are erecting a
strong fence around the body of
water to keep out all foreign mat
ter. The fence is of steel and high
enough that no one can climb over
Flowers and shrubs are being
purchased and under the direction
of Mrs. Hugh Toms, whose husband
is superintendent of the water plant
these flowers and shrubs are being
planted. In a few months the place
will be beautified and made into a
sort of park. Conditions there are
most sanitary and visitors find it
a most attractive and delightful
place to visit.
Guests Wanted At
Of Solitude Now
For First Time Since Erection New
Jail Has Only One Prisoner
As a hoarding house proprietor!
Sheriff Hugh Logan is enjoying a
The new county jail structure is!
nearer empty now than at any time'
since its erection Sheriff Logan
announces. Only one prisoner is to
found in the long row of cells. i
Last Thursday the jail reached its
record low level when only or.e
prisoner remained. That prisoner, a
white man convicted on an affray
charge, already had a road sentence
and was expected to start “mak
ing little uns out o’ big uns” and
leave the entire building empty.
However, he was still in jail over
the week-end and was expected to
go out and start doing time today.
Meantime he was given some com
pany when Doug Ray, colored, was
brought here from Gastonia and
placed in jail. And now Doug is the
lone occupant of the fine structure
erected a year or so ago by the
Clarence Murray in Jail Thtrc
Lawyer Hints of Third De
gree Work by Officers.
Charlotte, April 11.—A warranf,
based on charges of assault with
a deadly weapon, will be taken out
against a civilian, whose name was
withheld, within the next few days
in connection with the investiga
tion into alleged brutality on the
| part of Charlotte police and other
I persons in dealing with th-ee ne
| groes now hekl in the county jail,
f C. C. Broughton, prominent Troy
1 attorney and instigator of the probe
! said last night.
Mr. Broughton, counsel for Rob
| ert Harris, of this city, one of the
I negroes alleged to have been club
bed into confessing crimes which
they say they did not commit, de
' dared that warrants would also
be taken out a&ainst uny police
men who can be identified by the
negroes as an assailant.
Robertson Visits Jail.
Maj. W. R. Robertson, commis
sioner of public safety, declined to
confirm or deny that officers beat
the negroes, after he had made a
personal visit to the prisoners in
the county jail yesterday
It was learned that Major Rob
ertson was accompanied on his vis
it to the jail by two officers, whose
names the commissioner declined
to reveal However, county jail au
thorities said Officers Bowlin and
Joyner were with Major Robertson.
The other two negroes are Wil
liam Rojer, 15, of Knoxville, Tenn.,
and Clarence Murray, 18, of Shelby.
It was learned that Rojer and Mur
ray were interviewed by Major j
Robertson separately from Harris,'
Mr. Broughton’s client.
Major Robertson refused to make
a statement, and intimated that he!
had not completed his investigation I
into the charges.
“I will issue a statement when I!
think one is proper, he said. “I ex-1
pect to go into the matter further
Mr. Broughton told the Observ-;
er over long-distance telephone last.
night that he expected to come to 1
Charlotte Wednesday and attempt
to establish the identity of the of
Major Robertson denied that he
had closed his investigation into
the matter and declined to reveal
next steps to be taken. He said hr
had- not decided whether he will
place the matter before the city:
The commissioner said the 1 incl
ines of his investigation would be
made public in the statement. He
would give no intimation as to
when this would be issued.
Major Robertson said that many
conflicting tales had been told by
the negroes, citing Chief of Police
Alex West’s statement in regard to
his investigation into the charges.
He declined to disclose what the
negroes told him yesterday, when
he visited them with the accused
Accusations, made against the po
licemen, came to light Saturday
night, following a visit of Mr.
Broughton, who came here to con
tinue his investigation.
He began the inquiry Thursday,
it was said, by cppearing before
Major Robertson and repeating the
stories the negroes had told. him.
The commissioner ordered Chief
West to go to the county jail and
question the negroes.
John Schenck, Jr., Hoad* New
Luncheon Club. Rotary Gov
At the initial meeting held at
Central hotel Friday evening the
Shelby Rotary club was presented
with its charter by Zack Wright, of
Newberry, S. C., district governor
of Rotary. The meeting marked
the opening function of Shelby’s
second lunchcoA^teb for business
and professional men.
More than 30 visiting.Rotarians
from nearby towns and cities were
present, including prominent Ro
ary official and club presidents.
Regular installation and charter
presentation exercises marked the
John Schenck, jr., well known
textile manufacturer, is the presi
dent of the new club, and C. B.
(Pat) McBrayer is the secretary.
These officers it is understood
will direct the functions of the
club until about May 1, the annual
date for election of new officers.
The list of charter members as
given out by the club secretary fol
lows: John Schenck jr., C. B. Mc
Brayer .Durham Moore, E. E.
Scott, John R. Dover sr., Roy
Sisk, Henry MaHsey, Carl Thomp
son, Carey Boshamer, Dr. Ben
Gold Everett Houser. Paul Webb,
jr., Dr. Tom Gold, Dewitt Qi£nn.
A. D. Brabble, Robert Hord, Renn
Drum, and Jack Hqrdignn.
The club cha.rter was presented
to the new luncheon club by Dis
trict Governor Wright, who was
introduced by David Clark, trade
editor and prominent Charlotte
Rotarian. The charter was receiv
ed by Pat McBrayer, club secre
The main address of the even
ing was by Julian Miller, Charlotte
Rotarian and editor The Char
lotte News. Mr. Miller spoke on the
principles of Rotary and the new
club members together with visit
ing Kotarians termed it a very in
In addition to those mentioned
other prominent Rotarians here
for the installation meeting in
cluded Sam Robinson, of Gastonia;
Ham Jones of Charlotte; secretary
of the Newberry club, and presi
dents of Belmont, Charlotte, Gas
tonia and other clubs.
Tire new luncheon club will hold
its weekly meetings at the Central
hotel, it is learned, and they will
be staged at the boon hour, prob
ably every Monday,
Buried At Earl
W ife Of James I. Morehead Passes
Away At Age 57—Three
Mrs. James I. Morehead. ill only
a week with kidney trouble, pass
ed away Tuesday night at mid
night at her home near Earl. Mrs.
Morehead was 57 years of age.
Before marriage she was Miss
Selina Champion. She was a faith
ful mother and Christian neigh
bor whose passing is a source of
great sorrow to her host of
Surviving are husband, three
daughters, Misses Lorena, Inez and
Lucille Morehead, two brothers, J.
A. Champion of Elberton, Ga..
David Champion of Cleveland
county, two sisters, Mrs. S. L.
Harrill of Cleveland county' and
Mrs. Josie Gramlin of Gaffney, S.
Interment was at New Hope
Baptist church, Earl on Thursday,
the funeral services being ■ con
ducted by Rev. Rush Padgett, as
sisted by Rev. John W. Suttle. Her
membership was at New Hope
church where she was active and
faithful in all matters for the up
building of the Kingdom.
To Chapel Hill
Shelby High school tennis play
ers will leave Wednesday morning
for Chapel Hill where they will en
ter the state tournament to be held
Thursday and Friday. The local Bill
Tildens will be accompanied by i
Harris Ligon will be the Shelby
representative in the singles, while
the doubles team will be composed
of Joe Singleton and Alex George.
Tdgon is one of the most adept lit
tle tennis players in town and is
considered a fine successor to Ken
lull and other racquet wielders who
have represented Shelby. Big Single
ton has been to Chapel Hill before
and in the doubles he and young
George have worked out a systey;
that will take them far up in tluv
doubles play they believe.
Still in Politics
Nellie itot>a isn t governor oi
•Wyoming now. but she still Is a
t>f ..dan. itecently she spoke la
Ne'v York Oily at a meeting of
the League for PoUtk«! L>-.
tio i, and. told the easi how
they Uj thiugs out west.
H TO SCHOOL
j Late Confederate Veteran Be
queathed Nice Sum To Boil
ing Springs. Churches.
Residents of Cleveland county
and members of three Baptist as
j sociations will hear with interest
that the late W. Harrison Esk
| ridge, Cleveland county official
! and Confederate veteran, left by
j his will nice bequests to the Bap
i tist, Presbyterian and Methodist
| churches, and also a sum of about
; $1,250 to the Boiling Springs pre
: paratory maintained by the three
, Bfptists groups.
I ■ ’The following communication
| from Postmaster J. H. Quinn, who
- heads the board of trustees of the
school, tells of the bequests:
In the death of the late W. Har
! rison Eskridge, Cleveland county
j lost one of its best and most faiih
I ful citizens and the Baptist
i church one of its most loyal and
I beloved members. The Civil War
! left him with only one arm and
| but little property, but, with an
i indomitable will that would yield
; to no obstacle, he reared and edu
cated a large family of sons and
daughters who are an honor to this
and other states, and left an es
; tate at his death some days ago
worth more than $.34,000.00.
! For several years he was Regis
j ter of Deeds for his county and
was one of its most efficient offi
■ cers. In business matters, it has
I often been said that he never
I broke a promise or failed to meet
: an obligation. What a noble rec
j ord to leave behind!
Believing implicity in the doc
1 trine of “Stewardship,’’ he believ
ed that one-tenth of all he made
belonged to God and should be
Used in the promotion of His
Kingdom on earth, and so acted
while living and provided in his
will for carrying out the same
principle in the distribution of h7s
estate after his death.
raragrapn ino. i oi ms win Be
gins as follows: “I will and be
oueath to the causes of the Lord’s
Kingdom to be used in further
ance and promotion thereof one
ter.th part of the net amount of
my estate, to be divided among the
following named objects with
amounts of proportions speci
fied.” Here follows the names of
the objects of his bequest with
the percentages. He gate onc-half
of the sum to Baptist institutions
and the other half to Presbyterian
and Methodist institutions. It will
be of special interest to the people
of this section to know that Boil
ing Springs high school, of Boil
ing Springs, is to receive for the
endowment fund of the school
three-eights of the sum which will
be, approximately $1,250.00. It is
to be hoped that many other good
people and friends of the school
will follow this commendable ex
ample of one of God’s noblemen,
who continued to attend the serv
ices of his church long after he
was too feeble to walk and had to
be carried to and from his car hy
loving hands. May the Lord give
us more such men.
J. H. QUINN.
Shelby, N. C.
Berkley. Calif.—Twenty Univer
sity of California students havt*
been expelled because of an alleg
ed fraternity house “liquor party”
attended by twenty-seven students
and about an equal number of
Local Jurist Orders That Mam
moth Sum be Paid Out in Di
vidends by Mill.
A sum of money surpassing that i
of any other to he legally involved |
in this county was the feature of
a court order here Saturday.
One of the biggest dividend mel
ons ever allotted by a North Car
olina court was ordered paid to
stockholders of the big Wiscnssef j
mills, of Albemarle, here today I
when Judge James I.. Webb, of j
Superior court, ordered the Wis
cassett mills to divide in dividend;
a surplus som of money that totals
near one and one-half-million dol
The decision is the aftermath of
a mandamus suit brought against
the mill by two brothers of the well
known Cannon millionaire textile
family asking that the sum he rut
up amonff'stockholders, according to
a North Carolina statute.
Million And Half
I he mandamus order of .Incite
Webb read that the $1,4115,094.40 t.c
divided among the stockholders
“without unreasonable delay." The
defendant directors of the mill in
clude another of the Cannon broth
ers; Mrs. D, II. Blair, wife of the
United States commissioner of In
ternal revenue, and president of the
mills; E. T. Cansler, prominent
Charlotte attorney, and other well
known business men of the state.
The surplus fund ordered divided
by the mandamus court order is
now invested in United States gov
ernment bonds and Federal securi
New Legal Angle
The original suit was brought
some time ago in Albemarie. Later
a hearing was held in Shelby and
following this hearing voluminous
briefs were filed by attorneys on
both sides. These briefs have been
given the careful consideration of
Judge Webb for several weeks.
An interesting angle of the de
cision, particularly as hotice of ap
peal has been filed, is that the stat
ute on which the suit was based has
I never been interpreted by Supreme
court. It is section 1178 of Consol
idated statutes of North Carolina,
! and nas to do with a law requiring
that all surplus above paid in cap
capital and working capital be de
clared to stockholders in dividends.
The suit was brought by Joseph
F. Cannon and Martin L. Cannor.
against the Wiscasset mills and the
following directors: C. A. Cannon,
Mrs. D. H. Blair, W. J. Sink, J .A
Groves, E. T. Cansler and A. L.
From the many pages of inci
dents cited it is gleaned that Joseph
F. Cannon controls, or did control
27 percent, of the stock. For 20
years, it was alleged, he was offi
cially connected with the ipills un
der the direction of his father, the
late textile millionaire J. W. Cnn
non. That in some way after the
death of his father disagreement
arose between the two Cannon
plaintiffs and C. A. Cannon, and
others secured stock control. At the
July, 1926, meeting of the directors
the court found that there was n
sum, move than the size of the
judgment granted, of surplus over
and above the capital stock and
the $1,800,000 working capital re
served by the stockholders and ap
proved by the directors. The plain
tiffs then asked that this be dis
tributed as dividends as by law.
The motion was voted down by the
directors, who in turn voted to de
clare two 5 percent, dividends. This
was fought by Joseph Cannon but
was passed by the directors. Fol
lowing this meeting the mandamus
suit was brought by Cannon to force
the payment of the remaining sur
plus in dividends.
The million and one-half dollar
dividend ordered by the court was
found to be a surplus over and
above the paid-in capital of $ii,
600,000 and the reserve working
capital of $1,800,000.
For City Voting
Registration for Shelby’s munici
pal election is underway.
Squire T. C. Eskridge, election
registrar, says that only five new
voters .registered Saturday, but as!
the election draws nearer registra- |
tion for new voters or those who
have changed is expected to perk
The registration books opened
Saturday and will remain open until
Saturday, April 30.
Generally speaking, no extraor
dinary Interest has been shown in
the voting bee ahead. However,
several of the candidates are get
tin in active work—and it is a foi e
ijone conclusion among politicians
that the calm period before a local
election heralds considerable acti
vity just as Hie event arrives.
Schoolmates Carry Body ‘—
Of Pal In Mystery Death
To Final Resting Place
Hundreds Attend Funeral Young Ramseur
And Many Floral Designs Attest Popular
ity Of Dead Youth. Coroner’s Jury Meets
llovhood friends in Shelby with schoolmates of Duke
University yesterday afternoon bore the remains of Young
Harrison Ramseur to his last resting place in Sunset ceme
tery. and there, perhaps, the secret of his tragic and myster
ious death some time last Thursday night was buried with
It may be in the weeks, months, and years to come that
the reason for the new. flower-covered mound in Sunset will
come to light. And again, the secret may be locked in the
tomb. Time only will tell.
Tin* funeral rites of the popular
youth, whose lifeless body was
found on u lonely, isolated road last
Friday morning with a bullet path
through his head, were Tield at 3
o’clock yesterday afternoon at the
Ramseur home on West Warren
street. Rev. H. N. McDiarmid, of
the Presbyterian church and the
boy’s pastor, had charge of the
service. The funeral reading con
sisted of the parable of the Good
Samaritan nnd the visit of Jesus to
the tomb of Lazarus with Mary
"Have Thine Own Way, Lord"
and “Nearer My God to Thee"
were rendered by the following
quartet from the Presbyterian
church: L. P. Ylolland, I. C. Griffin,
W. A. McCord and W. T. Sinclair,
with Mrs. McCord as piano accom
The pall bearers were former
school mater at Duke university and
the following boyhood friends of
Shelby: Frank Hoyle, W'hitelaw
Kendall, George Wray and Carl
Scores gathered about the home
and followed the funeral cortege
to the cemetery. Observers say that
around 140 automobiles lined both
sides of the street near the resi
dence. Beautiful and touching were
the 48 floral designs attesting the
final regard of the youth’s many
l pals to the friendship severed by an
Throughout the deepest sympa
thy for the broken-hearted mother
and the family was evidenced. Nat
urally, the funeral cortege was
I marked by the presence of morbidly
curious, but for the most part it was
made up with friends and sympa
thizers of the family.
Not so many years ago the
mother left the graveside of her
husband, braced her shoulders and
faced life ahead for the sake of her
children. An education and an equal
chance in the world she gave them,
while the worfd looked On and ad
mired. Two have already married,
another is favorably started along
the pathway to success, but yester
day, as fate, sometimes cruel in its
handiwork, decreed she rallied for
the last time about the body of one
of the two remaining children i.n
which so much of her heart was
bound up. It was the real tragic
climax to a bitter tragedy.
Jury to Gather.
Coroner T. C. Eskridge announc
ed today that the coroner’s jury,
which is probing the youth’s death,
will meet again tomorrow, Tuesday
afternoon. The meeting will likely
be held about 6 o'clock, it is said.
Although nothing of a public na
ture was given out today it was in- |
timated by the coroner that no new j
evidence of a definite nature has j
come up in the three days that have i
passed since the finding of the body j
on the mysterious river road.
Meantime every group that gath-;
ers discusses and offers surmise !
on how the youth met death. Opin- i
ions vary greatly, and although
many now cling to the murder
theory they offer various back-;
grounds for the murder on the j
lonely road. Robbery, some sa£;
was the motive, while still others !
have contrasting reamons. None j
have a definite background on
which to offer supposition and there
fore iiy a general way the death
remains a baffling mystery—an in
cident that has rofked Shelby more
perhaps than any other in near a
score of years.
i nose close to me iamiiy scout
it anything else than the murder!
theory. Harrison was not the type i
>f boy to take his ownMife despite j
:he closely-binding evidence of the 1
gun he borrowed and the letter;
found. Many put very little back
ground to tVs letter. It could have j
seen written without any intention \
if death, they say, as it did not!
liention such. Likewise many!
friends of the youth and the young |
lady to whom the note was ad-1
lressed'can hardly bring themselves
:o believe that" it offered a "hack
ground for the' end of an unhappy
life. There was not enough between
;he two for that, they reason.
The other theories run in vari
ous channels, some not worthy of
-epetition, and others with very
little supporting fact.
Seemingly now the death of the
popular ydntn may remain forever
a mystery. Such is the conclusion
of those closely connected with tl»e
probe—that is, unless definite
clues are opened up at the coroner’s
jury session tomorrow. On the
street it is thought likely that a
coroner’s report will be issued aft
er the meeting.
Already 35 Signed Applications
For Membership. Continues
Through This Week.
The spirit and response of the
Boyer meeting at Central Methodbt
church is wonderful. The meeting
I which began the first of last week
I continues through this week with
services each evening beginning at
7:30 o’clock. Already 35 signed ap
plications for membership havo
been handed in and as the meeting
progresses, the interest grows.
Ward D. Milam, song evangelist ot
wide reputation is inspiring tn*>
congregations each night with gou
pel messages, whihyDr. Boyer, the
beloved pastoi* is delivering sermon*
of telling effect. He is proceeding
without any fire works, but adapts
his messages as the occasion de
mands. Sunday night the other
churches gave way and joined in a
union meeting which filled not only
the large church auditorium but
the Sunday school room as well to
overflowing. A number of fine men
went' forward to make, professions
at the Sunday night service.
So far there has been only one
service each day, this service being
held in the evening at 7:30 o’clock.
Toward the last of the week special
meetings will be held in the after
noon in the interest of young people
Next Sunday morning has been
set aside for the reception of mem
bers and a special Easter service.
Sunday night the other churches of
the city will probably join in tho
Who Made Getaway
One of Two Trusties Who Escaped
Nabbed at Gastonia. Serving
For Liquor Affair.
Sam Lenhart, one of the two
trusty convicts who escaped Friday
evening from the No. 6 ch^ingung
camp, has been captured in Gas
tonia it is announced by local offi
cers. B. M. Mauney, the other
trusty, who made his getaway has
not been apprehended as yet.
It is said that the two men, both
of Gaston county, made their es
cape after coming in from work
They were serving time for convic
tion in connecton with the capture
of 30 gallons of liquor in the Three
County' corners section several
months ago. It is understood that
they had only a couple more weeks
At the recent term of Superior
court the two convicts were used to
build up state evidence against two
young Lincoln county boys who
were charged with having some
thing to do with the big liquor run.
At the time it came out that the
families of the two convicts were
having a mighty hard time trying
to live in Gaston, and the escaped
convict was captured at his home,
it is said, being drawn there pre
sumably by the suffering and hard
ships of his family.
ONLY 4,913 EARTHQUAKES
Tokio.—The year 1926 was a
light year for earthquakes irt
Japan, according to records of the
Tokio Central Meteorological Ob
servatory. There were only 4,913
which was 384,fewer than in 1925.
Seismologists are gratified because
the records show that the number
of earth quakes has been decreas
ing each year since the great dis
aster of 1923.