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-By Renn Drum
JI'ST BECAUSE TEX RICKARD
,/oing to win the big fight to
morrow night this colyum gets on
the front page for the first time.
The winner is to be named in this
colyum Therefore front page posi
Tcx jack, or Gene—Which will it
Listen: The colyum today jour
neyed about the town and sougnt
the opinion of several folks on tnc
outcome of the three-million-buck
Chicago brawl. No .effort was mace
to ascertain the opinion of fight ex
port, or sport followers, but instead
people prominently known over the
town and county were queried. Ten
picked Dempsey, seven backed th?
leatherneck Marine, and one fellow
wouldn't talk. Those are the fig
Here's what they said:
D Z Newton, attorney—Dempsey
W1H Win Billy Sunday picked him
Max Gardner, attorney—Mighty
dose. I'll take Dempsey for mine.
judge Clayton Moore. Superior
court ” I think Tunny will win, but
I want Jack to win.
Judge John Mull, recorder
sticking along with Denipsey. He
can come back.
Squire J. C Elliott, Confederate
veteran Jack Dempsey this time, 1
T. W Ebeltoft, bookstore sage—
Aw shucks! Get yourself out of
0 m Mtill,' attorney—Dempsey
will come back with his old sock.
I. C Griffin, city school head—
Gene Tunney. of course.
Hatcher Webb, man-about-tovvn—
It’s this way now: If it last ter’
rounds Tunney will out-point him;
if there s a knockout Jack will de
liver it He's in a lot better shape
than a year ago.
Mayor W N. Dorsey—I was strong
for Dempsey a year ago and it seems
that I was bad wrong, but you can
mark me down for Jack once more.
J H Grigg, county school head—
My buddy. Gene Tunney.
Mrs Mary Yarborough, county
treasurer—James Joseph Tunney.
H A Logan, sheriff—Boy, Tin
right there for Tunney. I hope he’l!
win and I thlrik lie will.
B O Hamrick, former police chief
—If they wade into each other
Dempsey will flatten him.
T C. Eskridge, marrying magis
trate—I'm for Tunney. He’ll be tire
Lee B Weathers, who writes oi.v
checks—I'm for Tunney. He's the
cleanest fellow of the two. has the
best war record and its the young
est. They seldom come back
J D. Lmeberger, real estate deaf
A L Richards, police chief—Set
me down for Jack Dempsey. He'll
set Tunney down.
THERE ARE IS GUESSES. SOME
of 'em are bound to be wrong. Take
The eolyum failed to get an ex
pression from the ministers and
bankers of the city. They might
guess wrong, y'know, and it pays to
stay pals with both classes.
NOW OF COURSE, THE COL
jum has an opinion. If it goes ten
rounds the ex-marine will he an
easy winner, but if the third man
the ring counts ten prior to the
tad of the tenth round the only
Person in the ring to hear it will be
William Harrison Dempsey. One is
* k°xer- the other a naturtil born
To be able to say “I told you so"
»t the end of the glove-mixmg
Thursday night the best bet after
j® is Tex Rickard, as we stated at
the outset. He gets the jack. He
even got it when Jack Dempsey
licked Jack Sharkey. And the
*ho!e. thing for that matter is for
not Dempsey but Kid Jack
■Muma. Barnunt couldn’t accom
modate all the suckers nowadays.
Slong. see you at Pendletons
weather forecast: fair
next week. (Editor’s note: Dr. Dor
ton is Jo-Jo.)
Watch Star Board
i For Fight Facts
Ihase interested in the Tun
"Sht tomorrow night will find
jteta of interest on The Star's
bulletin hoard in front of the
•he data on the board in
cudes the latest photos of the
*° Ushters; the comparison of
•hpir physique; their ring rec
0rt,s; the betting odds by each
found, and other late fight
Several public and , private
|odi° concerts will be staged in
own for those who wish to
'Men in on the three million
ollar dash, the greatest sport
•Pertaele ever staged.
CLOSE OP ILLE¥
Business Firms Want Negro Fool I
Room, Cafe and Section Pad
locked After Battle.
On petition signed by busi
ness firms in the two bloeks on
the South side of Marion
street and adjacent the court !
house, Mayor Dorsey stated yes
| tcrday that legal steps are be- j
ing started to rid the alley be
tween the Paragon Furniture
store and W. A. Pendleton’s I
music shop of the colored cafe
operated by Truelove Wray and |
the colored pool room owned by 1
Neighboring firms complained to
Mayor Dorsey and the police de
j partraent. claiming that the loiter
ing and boisterous gatherings ol :
I colored people in that vicinity i
i makes the places a nuisance. For ,
some time this complaint has been
made but no steps were taken un
til Monday after two negroes had
beaten Policeman Fred Dover when
he made an effort to arrest one of
It is understood that the effort:
started by the petion will be
strenuously resisted by Attorney J
Clint Newton who has been em
ployed by that faction. Mr. Newton
j contends that if the gathering of j
; colored people in the alley con
stitute a nuisance that the police
department should disperse the
crowds and will contend that the
business places are not a nuisance
within themselves and should not j
be denied their license to operate.
In the petition, no particular
reference is made to those who
operate these places of business.
The complaint simply alleges that
! the loitering and the bolstering
noise in the alleys about these
places is a nuisance to them and
asks the city to rid the place.
Action On Alleys
Mayor in Stateimnt Wants Petition
Signers to Know That He Plated
Batter Before Board.
At a meeting of the city board
last night action on the petition to
clean up the alleged nuisance.of the
alleyways, behind the Warren St..
I business section opposite the court
square, where a colored business sec
' tion is located was postponed by the
board and no action taken.
Mayor W. N. Dorsey In a state
ment today asks that it be made
plain to signer! of the clean-up po
tion and other citizens who request
ed such steps that he has carried
! the matter as far as he can in tak
I ing it before the board.
Mayor W. N. Dorsey in a state
! ment today asks that it be made j
| plain to signers of the clean-up pe- j
! ution and other citizens who re- j
quested such steps that he has car- !
! ried the matter as far as he can in
taking it before the board,
j "if an officer is killed or sornc
j thing hapens ir those alleys I want
I the citizens to know that my skirts
: are clear. I told numerous citizens
• after the Saturday night brawl that
! i would do what I could about their
j petition, and I have. Like the 15
I signers and others who hat e orally
given their commendation I consid
er the place a nuisance as it now
stands, and I have carried out all
in my power to advance the plea oi
The petition, which the mayor
says was re.,v<.* .ed by citizens
Was carried to the business men cf
the section and 15 of them backing
v • th ■ a 1 \\. both on Sou'. Wash
ington and Warren streets, signed
it. The petition, drawn by a capable
attorney, together with a request
for three ordinances to be drawn by
the city attorney were turned over
t othe board last night. At the meet
ing of the board Attorney J. Clint
Newton, employed by Romeo Eag
er, pool-room owner, appeared De
fore the board and presented the dt -
fense side, asking that such action
not be" taken.
The requested three-group ordin
ance presented asked that the alley
ways be cleaned of loiters and the
business places be made such as not
to constitute a nuisance, and that
hereafter applicants for pool-room
license file an application with the
board showing good character and
ability to conduct a billiard business
Dr. Schenck In
Dr Sam Schenck, of the staff of
the jBhelby hospital, is spending the
month of September in Philadel
phia. where he is taking special
work in urological surgery combined
with x-ray technique. He writes the
hospital that he is seeing and learn
ing many new things along his and
other lines of surgery.
Negro-Police Row Flares
Up Anew-Officer Gets
Relieved Of His Post
Negro, Who Attacked Officer, Reported To
Have Been Beat Up By Same Officer While
Being Returned To Jail Hand-Cuffed. Pa
trolman Alleged To Have Made Assault Is
Asked To Turn In Badge. Case Is Widely
Talked About On Streets Of Town.
Late developments in the Satur -
day night fight between Policeman
Fred Dover and Frank Schenck, a
negro who resisted arrest, are at
tracting city-wide interest.. Today
late happenings in the affair consti
tute “the talk of the town."
Policeman Dover was asked yes
terday to resign and turn in his
badge on the first of the month, due
to an assault it is alleged, he made
on the negro Monday while the lat
ter was handcuffed and being re
turned to jail following a continu
ance of a preliminary hearing. The
requested resignation of the young
officer was also based in part, it in
said, on his disobedience to orders
of his superior oificer, Police Chief
A. L. Richards. The above informa- I
tion was given cut at the City hall j
Negro’s Head Cut.
From the best information ob- I
tainable when this was written it is
learned that when Recorder Mull
continued the assault-on-an-officer
charge against the negro Monday.
Policeman Dover, state's witness anil
his father escorted the. handcuffed
negro as he was being returned to j
jail. Somewhere en route to the jail. !
or just as the party was arriving, it j
is said. Policeman Dover, whose )
head at the time was swathed in
bandages covering the injuries made j
b> the negro Saturday night, a.*.- |
saulted the negro. Some reports
have it that Dover's father also as
sisted in the alleged "beating up" of
the handcuffed prisoner. Although I
exact details are not to be had it is
heard that the negro received sev
eral blows about the head with a
blackjack and^also several bruises
about the hands and arms as lie
threw up his handcuffed arms to
ward off the blows said to be rained
at his defenseless head.
Shortly after the assault was said
to have taken place Policeman Do
ver came after Dr. D. F. Moon,
county physician, and took him ta
the jail to treat the injured negre.
Unofficialy it is learned that the
county physician taped up an ooen
cut on the scalp of the negro and
gave him other medical attention.
Many Reports Vary.
By Tuesday morning reoorts of |
’he assault were heard all about '
the town, the reports varying ac- ;
cording to the relation of the as- ■
sault. One report even spread to
such an extent that the negro was
reported dead. This, however, was
■lot the case and so far as has been
ascert iir.ee the injuries he received
are not considered serious, although
City Hall Talks.
l_,ater in me aay a sraiemeni was
i$sued from the city hall saying '
that the Administration would not i
condone such conduct by an officer ■
and a1 so that Dover had disobeyed
in Kcc-onfpanying the negro to the j
lail from the court house. It being j
i dded that when the continuance ol i
the cast; was made Chief Richaids
tcld Dover not to go, but to let Po
liceman Sparks return the prison- j
cr. For these reasons it was further j
stated the officer was requested to
resign at once.
Mayor Makes Move.
Mayor W. N. Dorsey stated yes
terday that immediately upon hear
ing deta.ls of the assault he at once
called Policeman Dover and asked
for his resignation. The resignation
will take effect the first of the
month, but the officer will not be
on the force any more owing to rus
physical condition from the Satur
day night affair.
"I will not tolerate anything like
this on the part of our officers, and
they must obey their superiois.
They must recognize the right of
citizens, black or white, especially
when handcuffed and en route tj
Dover agreed to tender his resig
nation today it was said.
Sparks Tells Assault.
Policeman Rufus Sparks, who wit
nessed a major portion of the brawl
between the officer, his father and
the prisoner today told of the events
"When we left the court house f
had two other prisoners and Dover
had Schenck. His father was also
along. They had been talking 10
Schenck all the way down, and iust
about the time we reached the steps
leading from tne street to the jail
alley I heard Dover’s father say to
Schenck ’You tried to kill my boy
didn't you?’ Schenck mumbled some
thing back, \vhich I could not un
derstand. and then Fred Dover
knocked him dewn with his black
jack. Somewhere in the getting up
or scuffle Dover's father punched
the negro a time or two with his
fist, as I rectal.
"I told them to stop and got on to
the gate with my two prisoners and
near the gate Fred hit him again.
We got on inside and I got the jail
keys and about that time Fred
started, on him again I ran in be
tween them and was so close that
time that blood from the negros
head spurted on me. In the jail was
the first time I could turn loose of
my prisoners to get between them
and I think it was a good thing
that I did at that time.
'So far as I recall Fred struck
him only three times—at the steps,
again at the gate. and the third
time in the jail. His father neve:
used anything but his hand so far
as I could see."
Policeman Sparks was called In
by the mayor to tell the story of'
the assault and practically the same
story as given above was related to
the mayor by the patrolman.
Lawyers Talk Case.
Yesterday, Speight Beam, attor
ney lor the Schenck negro, was
given aid in the original case when
Attorney Peyton McSwain was em
ployed to assist him. Beam appeared
lor Schenck when brought before
Judge Mull Monday and secured a
continuance ol the case until Friday
Tuesday afternoon the attorneys
for the negro had no statement to
give out, merely explaining that
they were "awaiting developments.”
There was some intimation that
they would swear out a warrant lot*
their client, the colored' prisoner,
against the officer charging assault
and battery, and also that a civil
suit might be instigated, but the at
torneys would not confirm the re
Uptown Section Stirred.
There was quite a bit of feeling
in the air yesterday over the sec
ond brawl Quite a number of citi
zens up town felt as if the negro
prisoner had been givep harsh and
unfair treatment and expressed
themselves plainly about the street;
Others remembered that Policeman
Dover staged a game battle in fight -
ing off the negro and his unknown
pal when they made a murderous
attack on him in an alley Saturday
night, and they felt as if the offi
cer just could not get over his feel
ings about the beating over the
head he received at their hands.
James Ed Lattimore
Buried At New Bethel
James Ed. Lattimore, native or
Cleveland county and well known
citizen of Great Falls, S. C.. died at
the Pryor Memorial hospital at Ches
ter. S. C.. Monday night, his death,
being due to a complication cf
His remains were brought to Clev
eland for interment at New Bethel
Bap: 1st church. Lawndale, the fu
neral services being conducted there
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock b\
Rev. John W. Suttle.
Mr. Lattimore is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Bell Robbins Lattimore
formerly of Prosperity, S. C.. his
lathe, and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Lattimore, one sister. Mrs. J.
D S. Carpenter and one brother Mr.
Pbiltctor Lattimore of Lawndale.
Canned Heat Kills
Watch Their Swag
An inventory of the recorder's
court blotter here reveals that
many of the drunks "pitched"
hereabouts lately were with can
ned heat furnishing the tick.
Canned heat will kill you.
Better watch your step—and
The Charlotte News tells it:
“Found dead in bed at 904
Ross Row. Charles Thomas, ne
gro, was believed by police to
have been a victim of 'canned
heat' Sunday night.
“Detectives Porter and Pitt
man investigated the circum
stances surrounding the man s
death and they said they were
told by neighbors that Thomas
had been drunk on canned heat
for a week or more. The offi
cers said that the floor of the
room, in w'hich he w'as found,
was littered With empty ‘heat’
IT FAIR 10 BE
Use Of r lire-Bred Sires Has Dou
bled MHk Production, Fair
The use of pure-bred sires lias
I doubled milk production in the
country the past few years, say of
! fleiais in charge of the dairy cattle
show to be staged at the Cleveland
County Fair, September 27 to Octo
The literal truth of the slogan
“Prosperity follows the dairy cow'
has been proved by the prosperous
business conditions in all communi
i ties where dairying has been car
fried on on a large scale. The cam
! paign for pure-bred sires, launched
’ here several years ago. Is now bear
; ing dividends in the shape of in
creased cream checks, to all farm
ers who have improved their herds
The breeds that will be shown at
the fair include Jerseys, Guerney ,
and Holsteins. Director Cornwall
who is in charge of the cattle end
of the livestock show, is making
preparations to house the largest
number of animals ’ ever entered
here. Better accommodations than
ever will be available, says lie.
Interest will not be limited to
dairy cattle, for the leading beef
types also will be shown. The com
petition for first honors promises to
be the keenest in years, and only
the finest individuals will be in the
running for premier honors. Entries
will close September 27.
While the cattle end of the show
Is being stressed by the manage
ment. every department of the
livestock division will be bigger and
better than ever. New records for
both quality and number of en
tries is expected in the swine,
sheep and horse and mule depart
OCTOBER 4 AND S
Seventy-seventh Annual Session to
be Held at Double Shoals
Double Shoals Baptist church will
be the hosts to the delegates of the
Kings Mountain Baptist association
on Tuesday and Wednesday Octo
ber 4th and 5th with Moderator
John W. Buttle, presiding. This will
be the seventy-seventh annual meet
:ng and it is understood that the
church;-, have a fine report to
make, especially in the number of
accessions to the churches as a re
sult of the most fruitful meeting
ever held. The Kings Mountain as
sociation embraces over forty
churches with a total membership
of approximately ten thousand.
Homes to which delegates have
been assigned were published in a
recent issue of The Star and will be
re-published before the association
The following program has been
arranged for the two days session:
First Day—Morning Session.
10 a. m., Devotionals and organ
10:30 a. m„ Introductory sermon
by Zeno Wall.
11:15 a. m Biblical Recorder—D. I
11:35 a. m,, Sunday Schools—G.
First Day Afternoon.
1:30 p m.—State Missions—C. J.
2:30 p. m — Home Missions—D. G.
2:30 p. m.—Foreign Missions—D.
3:15 p. m.—Church Finance—J.
3:25 p. m.—Miscellaneous.
7:15 p. m.—B. Y. P. U.—H. E. Wal
3:00 p. m.—Doctrinal Sermon—C.
Second Day—Morning Session.
9:30 a. m.—Devotionals.
9:45 a. m.r—Woman's work---Mrs.
D. F. Hord.
10:15 a. m.—Education—Rush Pad
11 a. m.—Boiling Springs Hign
12:00 m.—Baptist hospital—I. D.
Second Day—Afternoon Session.
1:30 p. m.—Orphanage—G. P.
2:10 p. m.—Temperance and Pub
lic morals—W. E. Lowe.
2:45 p. m.—Obituaries—J. D. Hug
3 p. m.—Time. Place, Finance,
Grover Negro Beat Up By Four
White Men Dies In Hospital Here
Dorton Will Take Care Of Babies
At Fair This Year; Conveniences
There isn't going to be a baby
show at the big county fair here
next week, but the babies are going
to have a show Dr Sib Dorton, sec
retary, is going to see to Unit
It's this way, if the above state
ment is somewhat confusing: Moth
ers are going to be offered several
new conveniences this year and the
accommodations will be such that
mothers may have a good time as
well as foot-loose fathers.
Under the mammoth grandstand
an enclosure has been wired for ba
bies. The only entrance or exit to
this enclosure is through the ladies
rest room and a competent nurs-'
will be in charge. This will assure
mothers proper care for the babies,
who may be left in t lie baby play
ground while the mothers take in
the exhibit halls and midway sights
and returning they will find their
young safe. The fair secretary i
urges every mother to take advan -
tage of this accommodation. The en- j
closure is so arranged that the bn- :
bies cannot get out and get injured
and there is ample room for play, i
It is also requested that if any
children happen to become losi
from their parents that they be
carried to the ladies> rest room and
will be taken care of until their j
parents come for them.
The rest room for the ladies is j
another new improvement that
should prdve popular to the fail
crowds. Adjoining the fair office in
the grandstand building is a largo
airy room fitted with all rest room
conveniences and accommodations.
This will be open at all hours to
women and girls attending the fair.
A little farther up is a similar con
venience for men.
“Heretofore I've noticed that moth
('is lugging their babies about in
their arms fall to enjoy the fair as
they should Yet they have had no
place to leave their babies feeling
that they would be safe. Likew ise it
is only a feminine trait to want
some place to step in and “primp"
a bit. The new ladies rest room and
nursery for the babies should ans •
wer this apparent need. I hope thev
will make use of them," Secretary
About the race track a heavy wire
fence is this week being erected to
keep the milling crowds from the
track when races are in progress. In
bygone years several serious acci
dents have been narrowly averted
due to crowds getting on the track
in front of the horses Dr. D.orton
does not want the fair crowds to
think that the fence is to keep
them from seeing the races, for it
is not. The races may be seen
through the fence and the lance i«
for nothing more than the protec
tion of the people who attend. No
one will be pci mitted to enter the
track except clficials and drivers
In the races.
Al the fair 1 rounds today every
thing was moving along rapidly in
preparation for the opening day
next Tuesday. Drink and concession
stands are being stocked, horses are
coming in. last minute changes arc
being made, and everything being
ptd in ship-shape. The shows and
remaining race horses together with
the usual fair followers will be ar
riving late in the week and early
next week. News dispatches from
the Johnny Jones shows have it
that they are etstablishing records
in the east and north.
Bad Check Youth
Must Check Out
Of City Or Else
Young Man Who Gave Worthies!
Bits Of Paper Has Opportun
ity Of Reforming.
Recorder John Mull yesterday did
some checking himself when he or
dered a young man who had given
out of town and stay checked for 1
A. C Thomas, a neat appearing
young fellow said to have hailed
from Greensboro, was up for leav
ing a $5 check at A. V. Wray's and
one at Three Points service station
for $4. The judgment of the court
after hearing of the young wife and
baby at Greensboro was a suspend- j
ed sentence of i>0 days with orders
that the sentence be suspended
when the young fellow paid up tire .
checks and costs and checked out
of Shelby for a year.
One of the checks, found to be
worthless, had been in the cash till
at Wray’s for several days when !
this week one of the half dozen of |
the A. V. & Six sons noticed the
writer of the check on the street. He
immediately gave chase and the of
ficers were called to take part. The
chase, to make it brief, wound up
before the recorder with the above
City To Enforce
Dog Tax Ruling
An advertisement in today's Star
states that the special dog tax en
actment of the city board will be
enforced. Among other things it i»
said that the owner of a dog on
which tax has not been paid will
after October 1 be found guilty of a'
misdemeanor and fined $5 if con
After the same period, it is said,
stray dogs found on the streets
without the city tax tag on their
collar wil be impounded for 48
hours and if not claimed by their
owners will be shot or otherwise
disposed of at the discretion of the
Shelby Has Doubled
Judge Moore Thinks
Judge Clayton Moore, of Eastern
Carolina, who has been holding
court here in a special session, states
that the growth of Shelby since his
last visit seems remarkable.
The popular jurist stated that he
was in Shelby last in 1921 and that
the town looks to have doubled in
size since that time. “The business
section, at least, looks twice as big
I haven't been out the residential
i streets so much.”
Special Term Of
Court Here Ends,
Three Divorces All Recorded by Ses
sion. Other King* Mountain
Cases Go Over.
The special session of Superior
court in session for near two weeks
adjourned here yesterday afternoon.
The special session was called by
Governor McLean at the request cf
the local bar to relieve the conges
tion of the civil calendar.
Quite a number of cases were riis
po cd during the grind, but still a
larger number. It is said, were com
promised when the decks were clear -
ed for action. As an unusual feature
only three divorce decrees were
The expected main features of
the court were the suits against the
town of Kings Mountain. The lead
ing litigation was compromised by
attorneys out of the court room
and the others were continued until
Judge Clayton Moore, of Willlam
ston, presiding over the term and
made a highly favorable impression
on court officials and followers on
his first appearance on the bene.'!
here. Judge Moore although class
ed as one of the so-cat’ed "young
judges" seemed to court attendants
to preside with dignity and ability,
his frank and open manner off and
on the bench winning the friend
ship of many hereabouts, who as
certained that a judge could be both
enpable and considerate.
Boys In Unique
Wager Over Fight
Loses is to Pull Winner All the Way
To Kings Mountain in Goat
Shelby's most unique wager on .
the Tunney-Dempsey fight to
morrow night was reported here
Two you"ft boys- -‘•Buck" I
Bridges, amateur boxer. and
Everett DciiiU'V, school boy -
have made an agreement, which
1 as been signed and witnessed,
it 1. said, wne. .-V the loser «f
the wager is to pull the winner
to Kings Mountain in a goat
cart over Higiiway 20 on either
the coming Saturday afternoon
or the following Saturday,
One of the youths has staked
cart ride on Dempsey, while tne
other is hoping Gene Tunney
keeps him from having to pull
the cart. Just which i'ignter
each of the boys picked was not
Now, you tell one.
SKULL CAVES II!
Claude Long, Dead Negro, Said to
Have Been Witness In Case
Claude Long. 35-year-old ne
gro man, died in the Shelby hos
pital here this morning at 3
o’clock as the result of head in
juries said to have been receiv
ed Tuesday afteroon when he
was beat up by the members of
a party of four young white men
in the outskirts of Grover,
southern Cleveland town.
The four men, now at large,
thought to have inflicted the fatal
injuries are said at Grover to be
Frnest Hicks Jack Westmoreland,
Marcel Fortune and Hoyle Allen
Soon after the deadly assault on the
n -gro the four men departed Grover
in an automobile, and although a
search is bflne made by officers
nothing has been heard of them
Over Previous Trial.
Lester Herndon, prominent Gro
ver business man, told The Star to
day that the four white fellows were
accused of beating another negro
boy last Saturday night. The case
came up before the Grover mayor
aim Long, the slain negro, was a
witness against the whites. When
Long, his sister, another negro wo
man, and the negro boy,, in the Sat
urday night affair, were returnlnr;
home it is said that Hicks, West
moreland. Fortune and Allen fol
lowed them. This taking place about
2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Just
below r.hj Grover mill end near the
negro" home the four whit 's, or
some of them, are said to have
jumped on the negro some holding
him while another, or others, beat
him over the head with a bludgeon
When the negro fell the quartet
deputed one of the i—Allen—go
ing back to town and telling Deputy
Charlie Shepherd of the incident,
stating, it is said, that Hick-, hit
the ne jro. While the olficer was en
roui° to the wounded negro hie four
white \cuths made a getaway
The injured negro was rushed to
the hospital here by Mr. Hards (u'd
was in an mccnscious condition
when entered at 4 o’clock. He never
regained c un.Hieusness before he
died, hospital attaches state, b .d
there was little hope at any time cf
saving his life.
He was badly beaten up. it is said,
his skull being fractured and brok
en in several places.
It was stated at Grover this mom
ing that the nature of the weapon
used in beating the negro was not
known. Some were of the opinion
that an iron pipe was used, while
others thought the bludgeons to be
a cart wheel spoke. Apparently the
foui took it with them when they
made their getaway.
Allen lias Convicted. »
Incidentally, it was learned that
young Alien one of the four, was
at the time under a sentence to the
No. 6 chaingang. Some months back
Allen was caught at, or near a still
and given a four months road teem
ty J idf;e Mull. A month or so after
he war. sentenced to the gang, it is
said ft Grover, he was injured
about a truck in some manner and
was allowed to go home for a time.
He had not been back to the gang
after leaving until becoming a mem
ber of the quartet now sought by of
ficers. it is said. *
The ether thiee live In and about
Grover and are well known there
abouts. One or two are said to ha\e
borne a fairly good reputation, par
I xprcsfion of sentiment at Grover
today was that the attack w.v»
sfsmewliat ib .berate, it was said,
witr very IHUe feeling he’d for the
missing four or the person os per
sons, striking the negro.
With the Grover killing coming up
there is a fit of disturbance about
the county. A melee took place be
tween two tvgroes and a p>.li reman
in ITaltv St.inrdn/ night °.m. Mon
day lliart-d i.p anew with the result
that the policeman was asked to re
Mrs. Warren 111
At Gastonia Home
Mrs. Nellie Warren, of Gastonia,
n sister of Mesrs. Clyde R. Hoey
and S. E. Hoey and Mrs. John Shan
nonhouse, was reported cany this
afterncon to be desperately lJ at
her home in Gastonia.
Mrs. Warren had bee r troubled
with an ulcerated throat and last
ni"ht suffered a heart attack from
which si.e had not recovered at lat
est reports today. Local relatives
left Shelby for tier bedside today.