The last Of Tht
Duke Family ;
Benjamin N. Duke, the last ot.
the Dukes, dead. The family of
Titans who sprang from the soil of i
Durham county to flourish mightily
for the span, to the soil have re
turned. There are daughters sur
,f vivlng and a good host of relatives,
i but the line fails with the death.
today of the last of that study sire
'.j and his triumvirate oi giant, sons,
who gave to the United States one
1 of its most powerful industries. To
them must be credited not alone the
achievement of the American To
bacco company and Liggett and
iV Myers, but the tobacco manufar- i
I turtng industry in its entirety.
It was Washington Duke, and his
eons, who took hold of a small be
ginning and built an economic
structure towering among the in
dustrial clouds. And Ben Duke
played as important a part in that
lasting work as his more generally
known brother, James B. Duke.
James’B., or "Buck" as he was
i called, was Indeed the buccaneer of
th* ffouse ©f Duke He was the
... swashbuckling captain of industry
; wW 'tSok fiha hull by tne horns. In
quit* Utecftl fashion/ w hen one con
■ sldiiklfte drlftttiM brand, "Bull Dur
ham," and defiled the world to stem
his energies James B. Duke was
j the super-salesman-executive type.
t> Ben Duke was the manager-exec
utive. He worked diligently, intelli
gently and effectively, but. withal,
quietly. "Bud;" Duke liked to re
view what h; jmd done, to specu
; late upon vblkt hf intenaed to do.
' Ben Duke[,avotd«Kp publicity, was ul
d most furtive m* his magnificent
•phllanthrtDnles, jltoth were able nnci
sagaclonsit but jBp.got the greater
of public erfdTi.^bnly those who
' knew Berjamin^pike, thoroughly
; appreciat'd hlj-i.j >1 '
The tijjrd son; Brodie L. Duke,
parted coirtpflpy WUhhis brothers.
Too, he died many years ago. He,
too, showed the Duke stamp of
ability and success, although his
i operations never displayed the
! breadth of vision and tiemendous
Male of t those of his brothers
The last of the Dukes was a man
of .the finest, character. He was
uprtghtr tffitfbuty generous and
istic, perhapj, was his devotion to
hie family—hU filial piety—hts love
for his friends and his loyalty to
Having tbia day qualified as ad
ministrator of the estate of Pinkney
Little aeceasfed, this is to notify all
persons having claims against the
said estate to present same to me
for payment on or before tho'Mth
day of December, 1929, or tills no
tice will be pleaded in bar of any
recovery thereof, All persons ow
ing Die said estate will make Im
mediate settlement to the under
: j atgrted. This Ittli day of December,
J. B. ELLiS, Administrator Estate
Of Pinkney Little, deceased.
Having this day qualliied as ad
ministrator of the estate of Damon
i Jeplilhs, deceased, this Is to notify
all parties having claims against
the said deceased to present them
; to me properly proven on or before
, thb-wth day of December, 1929, or
■ tills notlos will pc pleaded In bar ot
w-covery .thereof. All persons ow
ing.the wild estate will please make
Immediate . ayimvit to the utitfcr
* Mgned. This December 19. 1928.
} WILLIE ACER. Administrator
of Damon Jenkins, deceased.
A. R. Bennett, Atty.
Having qualified as executor of
the will of W. P. Odd. deceased,
this la to hereby notify all persons
holding claims against his estate to
file same with me on or before the
7th day oi January. 1930, or this
notice will be pleaded m bar of re
cervery m same; and this is to fur
ther notify all persons to make pay
ment immediately of any indebted
ness owing sold estate.
This January 7th, 1929.
' <3, M. GOLD. Executor of
Will of W. P. Gold, dee d.
Newton Ac Newton, Attys.
By Virtue ol the power \esLed in
mgS* trustee In a certain deed of
trait, executed the 20th day ot
December, 1938, by W. R. Martin
M)(l Wile, rlotttc Martin, to secure
an Indebtedness to the Farmers and
Merchant* bank, of $200.00. and
dafgult baring been made in the
payment ol the indebtedness there
by secured and demand having
heap made Upon me to execute the.
Deference being had to the rec
ord, hook 144. page 30, of the reg
ister's office for Cleveland comi
ty, N. C., for the said deed of
I will sell to the highest bidder
at tl|e court house door in Fhelby,
°° " SaWdky. January 19 1929,
at lg’O’dock or Within legal hours
tlm^^pwtot described real estate:
bought of J F. Bland
„ J. Jh;Mat*ey and by hlrr. sold
to Marta tad Bro., bounded by J.
A. Martin. on the west and L. M.
Scoggln on the north, south of the
first street In the town ot Moores
C. This being a part of the
lot bought ' L. M Scog
J. T. Bland and containing
ft-g acre more or less, and
the dwelling am. building
and occupied by W. R.
(be 17th day of December,
m J. H. QUINN. Trustee.
B. T. Falls. Attorney to trustee.
his community. There is not a ■
church in Durham which has not)
felt the h< .ping financial hnnrl he!
extended. He wa; ft llbernl andj
consistent oenetactor oi charitable!
and philanthropic movements of all'
kinds. The lamlly has given at!
least a hundred millions in good1
works and much of that came from j
He never forgetf Durham or Du:*-;
ham’s people. He was t ever aloft'
from his humblest associates alter
wealth had been won, remaining ac
cessible to all. He was interested in
Negro education and hospitaliza
tlon. aiding both extensively, in -!
cludlnR Lincoln hospital here and
the North Carolina college for Ne- j
groes, also located In Durham. He
was a solid backer in the move- j
ment for the education of the,
mountain whites and was a rnem-j
brr of the Durham city board oil
education for years. He was a mem
ber of the Methodist board of!
stewards. He was a close friend ol ,
Guilford college, his alma mater.|
and of Trinity college, now Duke,
university, attending its commence
ments regularly until his health j
prevented. He was largely instru-]
mental. <n fact, in bringing about
the removal of Trinity college to
Another trait which won Ben
jamin Duke u place In the. hearts
of those Durham people who knew
him, was his fidelity to his fath
er. He was devoted to him anti his
Interests. He gave n lesser, but
similar loyalty to Durham and be
came one of the greatest powers
In the city's development.
I At his desk, efficiency was his
watchword throughout an active
business life He was not stern, yet
he was Inflexible. His hand was
gloved when holding the reins, but
unyielding none the les s when needs
be. He was. In fact, a genius at
In his home, his neighbor's home,
in the church, lie was a kindly,
good, and tender-hearted gcntle
! man. His scholarly appearance did
i not belle the nature that lay be
neath his exterior. He was of re
: fUied heart and mind and well
read. He was a patron of arts and
i letters and was moved by a con
sistent impulse to do lasting good,
returning ids money to the service
of those people from whom he con
sidered it had come.
It is said lie went upon hearing
moving sermons. He felt a deep hu
manity to mar,. With his passing,
| his city, ills state, his nation, lose
a useful citizen, a noble character.
He worked long and he worked
well. He accumulated the goods of
the world and he revealed a fine
appreciation of the uses to which
they should be ptt in the elevation
of his fellows. Durham extends
her sincere, condolences tc the fam
ily and the immediate friends. Tho
world needs more of his calibre.
MAILED 26 YEARS AGO IN
VIRGINIA, REACHES OWNER
Washington. — Twenty-six years
ago, Mrs. E. Burkloder wrote a let
ter to her husband. Thursday It
was delivered to him here.
The letter was mailed at Har
risonburg. Va.. February 23, 1903.
When it arrived at its destination
it showed plainly the. effects of Its
long journey, but bore no post
marks except the Harrisonburg
postmark, the receipt mark of the
Washington post office the next
day and a stamp which declared
“unknown at that address. Try 153
y street, northeast.”
Where the letter has been for a
quarter of a century, no one has
even attempted to guess.
Is A r'.escription lor
Colds, Grippe, Flu, Dengue,
Bilious Fever and Malaria.
It is the most speedy remedy known
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With shoes the price they
are, it is not only economy
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FRY Sim Will l
Republicans Behind Gardner
On Major Bills, Says Leader
Senator Weaver Forocasls Discard
ing Party I-ines On Big Prob
lems Before Assembly.
Raleigh -A prediction that party
lines woulu net be drawn on the
nja.lor problems confronting the ]
general assembly, now in session
here, was made by Guy Weaver of
Bunconible county, minority leader
in the senate, in a statement made
Mr Weaver said his party was in
nrcord with the stand taken by
Governor Gardner in his inaugural
address upon major questions, and
especially with regard u> the Aus
tralian ballot, and ail equal state
wide school tax
War On Absentee Vote.
The Asheville attorney declared
that the representatives from Bun
combe county would introduce _a
bill to repeal the absentee ballot,
law m that county. His statement
:n full follows:
"I believe that those who look for
or expect the drawing of party lines
upon tiie major problems ol the
general assembly will be disap
pointed Upon the great questions
confronting the assembly there is
little difference between the position
oi the majority and minority par
-The Republican party has long
: tood for equal educational oppor
tunities for tiie children of the
whole state, with an equal tax bur
den upon the whole people. Tilts is
in agreement with Governor Gard
ners position taken iq his message.
The Republican party- stands for a
fair election law for the whole state,
one through which the people may
express their untrammeled will. The
governor has declared for this prin
\RTCC in rriiKipie.
"There will be differences in de- j
tall as to what constitute? an bn-1
partial law, but in principle‘the two
parries agree. The Republicans, es- j
1 peclnlly those from Buncombe eoun- j
ty, desire the absolute repeal of
the absentee voter's law. They will
introduce a bill to repeal it as to
Buncombe county. Should the raa
! jority introduce a measure abolish
ing it for the whole state, the Re
publicans would support it, but they
I will not' press for it except with
reference to Buncomble nnd perhaps
some few other western counties, j
j “A'very large percentage of the
Democratic pnrty in Buncombe
coliftty dfetrtah dthe repeal of this
law. In fact, my election was large
j ly a protest against absentee bal
j lot fraud* perpetrated in the Dem
ocratic primary heldln.Jung ol
“The leaders of both parties seem
to recognize the fact that the state
shottld not retrench too much: that
it must continue its onward march,
but at the same time the tax bur
den of the people must not be in
creased, but that it must be light
200,(HM) MOTORISTS STILL
IdlCK 1939 XICENSE TAGS
Raleigh. Jan 13.—With approxi
mately 200,000 new automobile li
[ censes yet to be issued, 16 tnspec
j tors under the direction of Leland
! S. Harris, director of the state de
i partment of revenue, are scatter
ed over the, state checking on mo
torists who have not yet equipped
their cars with 1929 licenses.
No arrests have been made, but
many persons have been cited to
court, or allowed to purchase their
licenses Immediately Instead of be
ing sent to court.
Reports of sales received here
Saturday night showed that 277,666
plates have been sold as compared
with .280,501 on the same date last
Shelby And Forest City Spirit.
Rutherford Co. News.
The News has noted one thing
about two of our sister towns that
we wish to commend to the peo
ple of Rutherfordton.
Shelby is noted as a friendly
city. A visitor always, feels wel
come when he gets to Shelby. There
are citizens of Shelby who make It
a special point to welcome all visi
tors and strangers This has done
much to put Shelby on the map.
It has helped to build up strong
banks and mercantile firms. It cost
nothing and is worth untold good
The people of Forest City are to
be commended for their spirit of
boosting, or loyalty to their town,
as some might call it. They believe
in Forest City. They boost Forest
City on every occasion. You never
hear a good ettiren of Forest City
knocking his town.
STARS WILL MAQRT
Hollywood—The Examined said
in a copyright story today that
Bcbe Daniels and Ben Lyon, screen
stars, are to be married in the near
future, and that the engagement
will be announced early next week
It was said that Miss Daniels ap
peared at a party recently wearing
an engagement ring presented to
her by Lyon. Neither Miss Daniels
nor Lyon ever have been married.
Try Star Job Printing
I pliftini; The Bootlegger.
From the St Louis Post-Dispatch
"The althre of bootleggers is be
coming lower and lower,'’ comment
ed Federal Judge Wham last week
in sentencing an East St Louisan
lor violation of the liquor laws
“When the prohibition law was
passed a great many otherwise
good people violated it. But 1 no
tice the calibre of bootleggers has
been going steady downward un
til now they are a very low class.
Since this has been called to our
attention we have been trying to
devise means of improving the
social status of our bootleggers.
There is no use dodging the issue
by saying that they are a passing
class. They are here to stay, since
they are the creatures of prohibi
tion. And it any one doubts that
the latter Is booked for a long
stay let him look at the dwindling
block of wets in congress.
Society must uccept the bootleg
ger. and by society we mean the
bridle and hunt club people, the
horse show group, the Hlspana
fauiza folks. Society must permit
the bootlegger and the bootlegger’s
wife and daughter to enter by the
front door instead of sliding in the
back way with their hats on.
I The plight of the bootlegger
j we fancy, Is the result of a dread
ful Inferiority complex, and the
; socially prominent should let down
| the bars a bit and help correct
l it. Otherwise, the race of boot
, leggers may die out. And then
, what would become of society?
Card Of Thanks.
I wish to thank the good people
of Shelby for their goodness and
kindness shown me during the sick
ness and death of my dear wife.
W. H. KALE 3t 11
Having this day qualified as Ad
ministrators of the estate of Joseph
Palmer, all persons holding claims
against said estate are hereby no
tified to file the same With the un
dersigned properly proven on or be
fore the 8th day of January, 1930,
or this notice will be pleaded in
bar of .4iy right of recovery there
on. All persons indebted to said
estate, will please makq Immediate
payment to the undersigned.
Thia the 7th day of January,
j . L. C. PALMER, Lawndale,
1 ■ . N. C„ R-l, -
Shelby, N. C., R-5.
Administrators of Joseph Palmer’s
B. T. Falls, Attorney.
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1116. ffi SAYS
Roosevelt Declares Party Has "tj'lll
To Win” As Plans Are
Made For Future.
Albany, N y.—After analyzing
replies to a questionnaire sent to
more t’ n 3,000 Democratic leaders
throughout the country Governor
Franklin D Roosevelt was convinc
ed the “party has the will to win.”
Former Governor Allred E. Smith
was in Albany unci had what was
described as a “heart-to-heart” talk
| with his successor.
Mr. Roosevelt said replies to his
j questionnaire indicated that Demo
cratic party leaders were in a mlli
■ tant mood and stood ready not only
1 to contribute enough to wipe out the
partly deficit of $1,500000 but
| enough more to carry m the wore,
of the national party during the
next four _,ears.
Inactivity of the national party
organization between presidential
elections was given in the question
naire answi rs as one of the handi
caps of the party.
Mr. Roosevelt said .he fighting
spirit of the Democrats had been
aroused by what he termed the
methods of the Republicans “to
cheat the Democratic party out of
i'he party s will to win’ hr be
lieves, "can only be ompared to
that which tollowcd the • cit ot the
presidency in the case >t Mr. Til
den. Bigotry, ignorance of Demo
cratlc principles; the spread ol un
speakable and un-American meth
| ods of the -"--‘ atrocious fals >
i loods; unlsn and improper prLS
| sure brought to bear upon workers
in specially lavored Republican in
dustries false claims for the pros
perity ot the country ard kindred
propaganda, cheated, so my cor
respondents feel, our party of the
Touching on the $1,500000 deficit
in the party, the governor said:
"Pour years ago ,'ie burden of
$350,000 loomed large in the minds
of my correspondents as Indicating
an impossibility of financing active
organization work. Tus year I
think at least halt of my cor-*
respondents have noted that sunit
while large in itself, would rep
resent the contribution of only *
few cents from every one wh®
voted for the ticket and many hun
dreds of county workers have ex
: pressed a willingness to raise, by
an exceedingly modest contribution
from the Individuals in their d s
triet, not only their portion of this
indebtedness but enough in addi- i
tion to finance the national wo*
during the next four years.”
OLD NEWSPAPERS FOR
tie at The Star office. Twen
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the press room. tf-26x
SPECIAL CLEAN-UP PRICES
Suits, Overcoats, Shirts, Gloves, an Linage
BLANTON-W RiGi. * * G
r A sharp after-inventory
reduction to clear our stocks
i of slightly off-styles and
I some current season gar
1 ments, and other items.
The buyer is offered a
wonderful opportunity t o
pick up this merchandise
cheap, and at the same time
secure goods of excellent
The three groups of suits we are off
ering represent a culling of our racks,
taking out broken sizes, and those of
slightly off-style patterns.
Every suit is all wool, and every'one
of them is a real value.
GROUP 1—30 Suits that retailed as
high as $39.50. Special to run off at
C ?.OUP 2—50 SUITS AT
v Some cf these garments were priced as
high as $30.00. They are somewhat
better styles than the $10.00 group.
Some real bargains in this collection.
GROUP 3—^5 S« TITS AT
Many of these were priced to sell at
$39.50. These are the best styles and
fabrics we have in the three assort
25 per CENT. OFF
On All Overcoats
We are offering you one-fourth off
on every Overcoat in the house, includ
ing those latest styles we have lately
got in. And there are some very nice
coats in the lot. It will pay you to buy
one and carry it over to next year. The
prices range from $13.50 to $24.00.
DRESS AND DRIVING GLOVES
We have put this low price on these
Gloves to clean them out. You will find
them of s;milary quality retailing from
$3.00 to $5.00.
WE ARE OFFERING ALL LUG
GAGE IN THE HOUSE AT
20 PER CENT OFF.
ONE LOT OF MEN’S DRESS SHIRTS, SLIGHTLY SOILED
AND IN BROKEN SIZES; MAD”. OF MADRAS AND BROAD
CLOTH, VALUES UP TO $3.0 3, REDUCED TO $ 1.00
COME IN AND BUY ONE OR MORE OF THESE ITEMS AT A SUBSTAN
BLANTON-WRIGHT CLO. CO.
“SHELBY’S BEST MEN’S STORE.”