North Carolina Newspapers

Snake Calls Cops; Ananias
Stories Which Were Notable
“Bishop Of Balm Brack'' Recalls
Story Which Won Place In
Club For llim.
(Helen Smith In Atlanta Journal.>
A member ol the Old Guard, and
the only surviving member of the
famous Ananias club. Dr. George
Morgan Ward, pastor ol Poinclana,
chapel, on joys the distinction of!
having ministered to the spiritual1
needs of Palm Beach. Fla., for
more tha nthirty years. He is known
as the “Bishop of Palm Beach ”
The Ananias club flourished in
Palm Beach during the early part
of the present century, and its
members Included some of the
most prominent men of nfl'affs in
“Yes.” mused Dr. Ward. “I am
the only one left now. Let's see.
there were Ohauncey Depew, Col
onel Hester, owner of the Brook
lyn Eagle: O'Neil, Who owned the
Pittsburgh Dispatch, William A.
Nash, of the New York exchange,
Henry M. Flager, Judge Horace
Russell, banker and Jurist, of New
York: Dr. Quimbv. celebrated bac
teriologist; Judge Charles W. Bing
ham, of Buffalo; Hugh Chisholm,
head of the paper trust, and good
Ceredo Lady Telit How She
Wat Unable To Find Any
thing to Relieve Them
Until She Took Cardui.
Ceredo. W. Va.-rln telling how she
W0« benefited by taking Cardui, Mrs.
Perlie Yelkey, of this place, says:
“At one time, I had a very serious
spell which left mo weak. At times,
I would suffer such Intense palm
across my back and In my side that
I could hardly shyid it.
“I endured this over and over
again. Every time tho pains were
worse than before.'
“I was In despair because nothing |
helped me. I tried several reme
dies. but I continued to suffer.
"One day, I read about Cardui.
Other women told how they had
gotten strong and well after taking
It. I have often been thankful for
that day, for alter I had taken Car
dui for awhile, I felt like a different
human being.
“It did not seem possible, but I
did not suffer tho old, torturing
pains, and I really felt well. 1 can 1
heartily recommend Cardui. for I
know how much I improved after
I took It. Since then, I liave taken
it several times when I have needed j
a tonic, and I have always been
benefited. It Is a wonderful help.”
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person who was born in
1891 ?”
Johnny: “Man or worn- j
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and oil demands will even-1
tually lead you to select!
OPALINE OIL. Eventual- ’
ly—why not now ? Procras- j
tination and the use ot' in- j
ierior products will prove
Oil Co.
old Joe Jefferson.
"In order to qualify,’’ he continu
ed, "one had to be a first class
spinner of yarns."
And it was on the strength of
the following story that Dr. Ward
was elected to the presidency of
this famous organization:
Rattled For The Police.
It seems ns though an old Flor
ida Cracker met a rattlesnake one
day as he wandered thiough the
swamps, and he thought it had a
singularly friendly gleam in Its
eyes, so lie took it home with him
and it became a great jiet. Unlike
the historical character who warm
ed a viper in his bosom, this old
Cracker received only the greatest
manifestations of friendship from
the snake, and the two became
great pals, Like Mary’s lamb, it fol
lowed him about, and when he sat
down on a log to doze and to dream
the snake would coil itself down by
him and rest its head on his knee.
One night when all seemed calm
and peaceful, a pale moon illum
ined the sable plush of night, a
marnuder broke into the house. The
old man was helpless for a neigh
bor had borrowed his shotgun, but
the snake came to the rescue.
Pouncing upon the burglar, it
wound itself about his body, pin-1
ioning his arms to his side, and j
then shook its rattlers out of the j
windows to call the police. .
Joe Jefferson, according to Dr. |
Ward, was also expert in the gentle '
art of telling a good story, and he
challenged any of the members to
disprove them. Many of his stories
were based on his experiences on
the rood, Dr. Ward relates the fol
lowing :
"I was down at Joe’s house one
day—it was here in Palm Bench—
and some workmen were uncrating
n bed. Joe explained that the bed
was a present from an admirer in
Colorado. 1 asked him if a bed were
not rather a strnnge gift, and he
admitted that it was. but said that
during the preceding season he had
been playing ‘Rip Van Winkle’ in a
small Colorado town, when a man
came to his room at the hotel and
told him that it had certainly been
As administratrix of the estate of
J. E. Champion, deceased. X will of
fer for sale all the personal prop
erty belonging to said estate, con
sisting of one tractor, two mules,
fanning implements of all kinds,
two wagons, etc., about 50 bushels
of corn, and other things of value,
to the highest bidder for cash at 2
o'clock p. m. on Saturday, March 9,
1929, nt the home place of the late
J, E. Champion, Just west of Cleve
land Mills ithe Peeler place) In
Cleveland county, N. C.
ministratrix. 3t
To whom it may concern:
Notice is hereby given that the
partuermip heretobefore existing
between J. C. Crocker and J. C.
Weathers, operating and doing
business under the partnership
name of J. C. Crocker A: Co., with
their headquarters at Shelby,
Cleveland comity, N. O., lias been
dissolved, and all claims against the
said partnership are to be present
ed within the next thirty days,
properly proven, to the said J. C.
Weathers at ills office in Shelby,
N. C.: Notice is further given that
no contract, debt or other agree
ment made subsequent to the date
of tills notice shall be binding on
the partnership, nor, shall either of
the above named partners, J, C.
Crocker, and J. C. Weathers, make
any contract, debt or agreement
tiiat will be binding on the other.
Dated this 15th day if February,
Under and by virtue ol the au
thority conferred by deed of trust
by B. R. Sliuford and wife, Sallie
Shuford, to the First National Co.
of Durham. Inc., and Union Trust
Co. of Maryland, Trustees dated
July 1st, 1928, and recorded In Book
155, page 83. Cleveland comity reg
istry. the First National Co. of
Durham. Inc., and Union Trust Co
of Maryland, Trustees, will on
March 27th, 1929 At 12:00 O'clock
M. at the Court House door in
Cleve'and county, sell at public auc
tion lor cash io the highest bidder
the following described property:
Beginning at a stake m the West
edge of Wilson street, the South
east corner of the Lizzie Falls lot.
and runs thence North 62 1-2 West
139 feet to a stake in the Dr. Hord
lot; thence with the East line of
the Dr. Hord lot South 22 1-2 West
61 t-2 feet to a stake in the North
line of the Marvin Randle lot:
thence with said line of said lot
South 50 1-2 East 139 feet to the
West edge of Wilson street; thence
with said edge of said street
North 22 1-2 East 68 feet to the
place of beginning
same being a pan of that lot
conveyed to B. K. Shuford and wife
Snllie Shuford by deed recorded in
Book of Deeds 3-S at page 442 in
the office of the Register of Deeds
of Cleveland county. North Caro
lina. reference to which deed and
record is hereby had for further
identification and description.
This sale is made on account of
default in the payment of the in-!
debtedness secured by the said deed
of trust.
This the 21st day of February,
W. S. Lockhart. Attorney,
Durham, N. C.
a red letter day for him.
“ 'For the first time in my life,
tie said. 'I nave seen a really great
actor. I shall never forget It, and f
would like to do something for you
that would show my appreciation.
Joe said he told him that merely
coming and expressing his appre
ciation was sufficient. But the fel- j
low' was insistent, and finally told ;
him that lie was a manufacturer of
beds and springs, and that his i
name was Smith. He declared that
he wanted to make a bed especially
for Mr. Jefferson, and asked him
where he should send it. Mr. Jeffer
son told him to send it to him in
Palm Beach.
“ 'The fellow started to leave,'
said Joe, 'und half way out of the
door he returned and made this
somewhat extraordinary request.
‘Mr. Jefferson,' says he, “you
could do something for me, too, if
you would. You know when Rip
wakes after his twenty years’ sleep
and feels all stiff and old? Well, if
you could Just make him say. 'If
I'd been sleeping on Smith’s beds
I wouldn't feel this way,’ it would
mean a lot to me.’"
"Joe Jefferson enjoyed the bed
very much, but whether or not he
ever Interpolated the lines is some
what doubtful.”
Chauncey M. Depew. according
to Dr. Ward was fond of telling the
story about the man who asked
him for a pass on the New York
Central railroad, of which Mr. De
pew was at that time president.
Depew asked him why he thought
he ought to have a pass,
“Because I am your neighbor,'
answered the man, “I live near you
in Peekskill."
"Well," responded Mr. Dcpew,
"that may all be true, but tfhv
should that entitle you to a pass
over the New York Central lines?”
“I thought of course you would
look ufter your neighbors,” he re
plied in a highly offended tone.
"Well, look here,” continued Mr.'
Depew, “suppose I should come
over to your house and ask you to
hitch up your horses and carriage
and drive me over to New York Just
because you happened to be my
neighbor. Wouldn’t you think I was
“Maybe so," the man conceded,
"but If I was already hitched up
and going your way I'd take you
He got the pass.
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Notice Is hereby given that I have
this day qualified as executor of
the will of Mrs. M. A. Grigg. late of
Cleveland county, N. C. AH per
sons having claims against said
estate arc hereby notified to pres
ent them to me properly proven for
payment on or before February 9.
1930. or tills notice will be pleaded
in bar of their recovery. All per
sons indebted to said estate will
make immediate payment to the
undersigned. This February 9, 1929.
DAVID A. BEAM, Executor of
the will of Mrs. M. A. Grigg,
Ryburn & Hoey, Attys.
Notice is hereby given that I
have this day qualified as admin
istratrix of the estate of J. E.
Champion, late of Cleveland coun
ty, N. C. AH persons having
claims against said estate will pres
ent them to me properly proven for
payment on or before FeBrunry 9,
1930. or tills notice will be pleaded
in bar of their recovery. AJ1 per
sons indebted to said estate will
make immediate payment to the
undersigned. This February 9, 1929.
ministratrix of J. E. Cham
pion, deceased.
Ryburn & Hoey, Attys.
Under and by virtue of the au- j
thority conferred by deed of trust |
by Mrs. Ola Smith, (widow) to the j
First National Bank of Durham. N i
C., trustee, dated May l. 1928, and i
recorded in oook 150, page 229.
Cleveland county registry, the First i
National Bank of Durham, N. C.,|
trustee, will on
March SI, 1929. at 12 o'clock M. j
at the court house door in Cleve
land county, sell at public auction
for cash to the highest bidder the
following described property:
Beginning at a s.ake on the
south edge of Elm street, the north
east corner oi lot No. 13 and runs
thence with the south edge of Elm
street south 55 east 70 feet to a
stake In said street: corner of tht
Gidney property: thence with the
Gianey property south 2.51 west
170 feet to an iron stake:, thence
north 65.47 west 63.5 feet to an
iron stake: thence north 63.47 west
*3.5 feet to an iron stake in the
line of lot No. 13: thence with the
line of lot No. 13. north 3.15 cast
188 feet to the place of beginning
Same being lot No. 14 rf the B. F
Curtis development known as Sun
rise Terrace, a plat of which de
velopment is of record in the office
of the register of deeds of Cleve
land county. N. c. in book of plats
No. 1 at page 57. and being that lot
deeded to Mrs. Ola Smith by deed
recorded in book 3-W at page 419.
in the orflce of the register of
deeds of Cleveland county. North
Carolina, reference to which deed
and plat is hereby made for furth
er identification and description.
This sale is n ade on account of
default in the payment of indebted
ness secured by the said deed of
This 14th dav of February. 1929
DURHAM. Trustee,
w. s. Lockhart, Atty., Durham, N.C.
Henry M. Flakier al&o enjoyed
this story very much, according to
Dr, Ward, as he, too, was beseiged
for passes. Dr. Ward said that one
of the foremost legal minds in the
country was lost to the public when
Judge Horace Russell had the mis
fortune to fall heir to millions. Dr
Ward tells an amusing story of wit
in the 1880s, This Judge Russell
presided at a dinner given as sort
of a consolation affair to a man
"'ho had just missed being mayor
of New York. He missed it on ac
count of talking too much. Con
tradictory statements which he had
made, published side by side, lost
him the election, but he was a good
fellow personally and had a wide
following, and the dinner was by
way of taking the sting out of de
feat. Russell, during the course of
the dinner, told the following
"A certain prominent man who is
here was going up Fifth avenue the
other night. He had looked too
long upon the wine when it was
red, and was in that genial state
when the pavement seemed to rise
up and when the lamp post seem
ed comforting. Another man hap
pened along. That man is also
here tonight. The second man, see
ing the reeling one, and recogniz
ing him, hurried up, and took him
by the arm.
‘“An’ who mi’ shoo be?’ asked
the first man. But the good Sa
maritan would not tell him. He
took him to his home, braced him
while he felt through his pockets
for the key, opened the door and
turned him over to the butler. Al
though opportuned many times, he
would not tell his name. Finally,
though, he said that he was St.
Paul. Both of those men, gentle
_Under and by virtue of a decree
of the superior court of Cfeveland
county. N. C., the undersigned com
missioner will sell at the cow
house door in Shelby. N. C„ at pub
C» for cash, to the high
est bidder, at. 12 o'clock M.. on
fhp f„na,,!rd*y' APril «. 1929.
Tr£t wK <?eSC,r‘bed reaI estate:
ri act No. l.—Lying in No h
township. Cleveland county. N c
on both sides of the public road
lending from Lawndale. N C to
Polkville, n. C.. and being bound
on the north by the Lucis lands
the east by the lands of R B
0 UMrs R°nHUn ^Uth by the lands
bv LRrm”, B,d«cs- 0,1 the west
oy L. B. Champion and J. a Pow
ell, and being described by metes
and bounds as follows: Beginning
at a stone, corner of Mrs8 r. r
Biidges and L. B. Champion, and
running thence N. 2'* E. with R. E
Shufords line 39 7-10 poles to a
stone at a pine, thence N. 63 W.
p ")i7n°cs,to ? stone> thence N. 4
n el'3° ^le,s„ t0,a stake- thence
north 30f to a stone on
n m wdS.*; of Pobhc road, thence
N. 10 W. 11 poles to a stone at oak,
thence N. 34<i W. 95 poles to a
stone, thence N. 35 ’, W i0>H poles
to a small p, o., thence S. 68 t, w.
nllt £ 8 stone: formerly a
post oak, thence N. 73% \y 27
t° a stone; thence N. 94*, W.
14 3-j poles to a stone, thence S. 21
,V5w\aPPICS \° “ St0,le' thence s
1 1 - £°les to a stone, thence
f* 50 4 W. 30 poles to a stone
tbetncc »• 32!, E. 24 3-5 poles to a
stake thence S. 20 E. 27.20 poles to
‘‘stakc/ thence 8. 34% E. 35.20 poles
8 stake on north edge of public
.oad, thence with north edge of
public road N. 54'= E. 77 links to a
■ o- e. bv poles to
— .wwoigiitu. m&u less o
acres and 105 square rods canvey
ed to L. B. Champion along the
west edge of said tract, deed for
■ - -WUUtJ,
Tract No. 2—Beginning at a stake
on south edge of the Casar-Lawn
dale road, P. C. Mauney's comer,
and runs thence with said road N.
25 W. 21 poles to a stake, thence N.
10 E. 101 's poles to a stake in tile
center of Knob Creek, thence with
the center of said Knob creek about
S. 50 E. 95 poles, thence about
south 20 E. 113 poles to a stake in
said creek. thence leaving said
creek N. 12 E. 97 poles to a pine
stump, thence S. 72 E. 9 poles to a
stone, thence S. 12 W. 97 poles to a
stake in the creek, thence with the
meanders of said creek S. 60 W. 45
poles to a stake in center of said
creek, thence leaving said creek and
crossing said road N. 70 W. 113
poles to a black gum, P. C.
Maueny’s corner, thence N. 18 E. 31
poles to the beginning, containing
137 acres.
Tract No. 3—Being all of lots
Nos. 20 and 21 and part of lot No.
52, lying in the town of Lawndale,
N. C.. and being the property de
scribed in a deed of Record in the
registry of Cleveland county, N. C„
in book KKK page 629. and as
shown on plat in said office in book
one of plats, page 51 and described
as follows: ,
Lot No. 20—Fronting 44 feet on
the north side of Champion street
with a depth of 139 feet on the
west line and 124 feet on the east
line, and the back line of said lot
being 43 feet.
Lot No. 21—Fronting 46 feet cm
the north side of Champion street
with a depth of 112 feet on the east
line and the back line. of said lot
being 42 feet in length.
Also that part of lot No 52 front
ing 85 feet on the east side of
Brown street said lot beginning on
a stake in edge of Brown street and
running thence N 77 b E. 100 feet,
thence N. *■* decree W. with line of
Robert Jones, 78 feet to comer of
Robert Jones, thence N. 84% W. 88
feet to a stake on the east edge of
Brown street, thence with the
edge of said street 85 feet to the
This March 2, 1929.
Rybum & Hoey.
Newton & Newton. Attorneys.
men, are here tonight.”
Quick as a flash, the guest of
honor, who might have been mayor
of New York, arose.
"Mr. Toastmaster,” he * said, “I
am glad you told that story, for
now I can reveal myself. X was the
St. Paul who guided you home.”
But Judge Russell was not to be
“Indeed. ’ he said. ‘‘I am de
lighted that you have Identified
yourself. St. Paul. I have always
wanted to meet you, and to ask you
if you ever received an answer to
that letter you wrote to the Ephe
sians.” '
In view of the many letters that
the guest of honor had written, and
the subsequent wide publicity they
had had, the effect produced by the
judge's answer was all that could
be desired.
Though a past master in the art
of acting, Joe Jefferson always had
stage fright at a banquet and never
learned to make a graceful after
dinner speech. One night he was
given a banquet by some of the
pioneer citizens of West Palm
Beach. He was a heavy property
holder in West Palm Beach, and in
a hotel he had built he had reserv
ed a room for concerts and enter
tainments that might add to the
town's cultural development. The
banquet was the town’s way of
showing gratitude. In vain Jeffer
son pleaded with Dr. Ward to re
spond in his behalf when he was
toasted. This Dr. Ward refused to
do. saying it was high time he
learned to speak in pubic. The next
morning Jefferson told Dr. Ward
and other friends about the affair.
‘‘It didn’t go off at all,” he said,
“and my speech was a perfect wash
out. They had all praised me until
I felt utterly silly, and in making
my reply I said that my room was
probably better than my company.
I thought it rather a neat pun, but
they took it that the 'company re
ferred to themselves, and one by
one they all tiled out.”
One day, while Jefferson and Dr.
Ward were fishing together on the
Breakers pier, a boy delivered a
telegram to the actor. It was from
his son, William, who was then in
New Orleans, and it read, "Please ,
wire $50 at once.” Jefferson wired
back, "What for?” and before the
two had left the pier the reply
came, "For Willie.”
According to Dr. Ward, Jeffer
son starred in "Rip Van Winkle”
three years after he was stone deaf,
and not able to hear the other ac
tors or himself. He knew his part
and all the others so perfectly that
by reading the lips, he knew his
own cues.
"Good old Joe is gone, and so is
Flagler, and so is Depew, and all
the rest. I am the only one left
now,” mused Dr. Ward. "That was
as fine a lot of fellows as ever liv
ed. They told some great stories,
and none of them was of such a
nature that they couldn’t be re
peated in any drawing-room.
"Th^s Palm Beach isn’t the Palm
Beach that I remember, but we
must all submit to the inevitable
changes that come with time.”
And though Dr. Ward enjoys
reminiscing about the past, he is
keenly alert to problems of the
present. He handles a fund which
is used to help the needy, and es
pecially those who come to Palm
Beach in the hope of finding em
Dr. Ward spends his summer
near Boston. He was president of
Wells college, in Massachusetts for
many years, and was president of
Rollins college in Winter Park, Fla.
He was bom in Lowell, Mass., in
Whoops, Mule!
Cannes, Prance.—Trousers for
women, kimonos for men! On the
beach betrousered woman of all
ages play basektball and run hur- j
die races. Well dressed men must
wear tunlslan burnous before and
after bathing.
A court has decided that a cow
in the road always has the right
of way. This indicates that the
courts are just learning what the
cows have always known.—San Die
go Union.
Under and by virtue of the au
thority conferred by deed of trust
by H. C. Ponder and wife, Kath
leen Ponder, to the First National
Bank of Durham, N. C., Trustee,
dated April 1st, 1928, and recorded
in Book No. 150, page 181, Cleve
land county registry, the First Na
tional Bank of Durham, North
Carolina, will on
April 20th. 1929, At 12:00 O'clock M.
at the Court House in Cleveland
county, sell at public auction for
cash to the highest bidder the fol
lowing described property:
Beginning on a stake on the East
side of Second street. Northwest
corner of Lot No. 84, and runs
North 84 1-2 East 150 feet to a stake
in Beam's line; thence with his
line North 5 1-2 West 100 feet to a
stake; thence South 84 1-2 West
150 feet to a stake on East side of
Second street; thence South 5 1-2
East 100 feet to the beginning.
Being Lots Nos. 90, 91, 92 and 93,
shown by plat recorded in Book of
Plats No. 1 at page 62 in the of
fice of Register of Deeds of Cleve
land county. North Carolina, ref
erence to which plats is hereby
made for further identification and
description of said lots.
This sale is made on account of
default in the payment of the in
debtedness secured by the said
deed of trust
This 6th day of March, 1929.
OF DURHAM. North Caro
lina, Trustee.
W. S. Lockhart. Attorney,
Durham, N. C.
Charlotte Shieks
Are “Cheap Skates”
As Girl Relates It
Visiting: Date Thinks Boys There
Show Their Scottish An
cestry Well.
Charlotte Observer.
Some Charlotte chaps may an
swer to the name of Ivan Iskovitch,
Solly Goldstein, Max Schmelllng.
Pierre du Bonbon of Benito Mus
solini, but they’re all Scotch when
it comes to the ancient art of
That, at any rate, is the opinion
of a certain young lady who has
visited the Queen City extensively
and has watched the Charlotte
young blades in action when the
moon was full—and they weren't
“Charlotte boys are all right and
I wouldn’t say anything against the
dear things for the world,” she con
fided to this humble reporter, "but
they are really tightwads when it
comes to taking out their girl
friends. Somebody told me that
there used to be an old Scotch
preacher hereabouts by the name of
Alexander Craighead who taught
freedom and frugality. I think the
Charlotte boys are still under the
influence of his sermonizing.”
The boy who takes his lady love
out for a nice quiet evening in New
York—a thoroughly sober and dig
nified evening—figures on spending
from $26 to $50 before he dismisses
the taxi driver at the curb in front
of his apartment at 2 a. m. But
the Charlotte Romeo feels that he
has been held up if he is forced to
put out more than two whole bucks
according to this young lady.
Yes, Charlotte boys are nice
lads. They have good lines and all
that and some of them can play
bridge excellently—lots of them pre
fer playing bridge, for it’s cheaper
—and they have beautiful manners.
But they don’t exactly go bankrupt
taklnsr out their dates.
‘1* Dis A System?"
"One thing I have noticed about
them is that they invariably drop
by a little late. Then it's too late to
go out. They explain that they
have been detained ‘on business.’
Well, in a way, that’s right. It’s a
good business to miss a show when
the tickets aren’t complimentary.
Others, I have observed, would ra
ther Just ride around. Some prefer
to sit and talk.
"And another thing. Try and get
a date with a Charlotte boy on a
night when there's a road show in
But there are a lot of these visit
ing gifls who are entirely unreason
able, protest the Charlotte boys. For
one thing, the visiting girls often
want some special brand of cigar
ettes, and those cigs aren't given
The average Charlotte "date,”
however, it has been estimated aft
er checking the record sheets of a
number of Queen City young men,
would proceed something after this
Movie—not over..$1.50
Drug store later, not over_.30
Oas—Maybe two gallons .. „ .44
Totals . $2.24
In case she wanted to eat and
they found the one possible place
open after the theater, you might
add, say two dollars if she's unusual
ly hungry. And, well, a box of can
dy, that’s three more bucks, but
then that’s an event in a lifetime
and most unlikely.
And liquor? Oh! No! No! Tis
never done. Mercy, No!
The Star Twinkles.
Kings Mt. Times.
Due to varying conditions stars
twinkle more brightly at times than
others. On Friday, March the first,
The Cleveland Star twinkled bright
ly before its thousands of read
ers throughout Cleveland county
and elsewhere. It had literally ex
panded into the size of a metropoli
tan newspaper with a variety of in
teresting timely newsmatter togeth
er with enough local advertising to
bring smiles of gratification to any
publisher in the state.
But why shouldn't The Star ex
pand? Shelby is making great im
provement and The Star merely re
flects the development. This is the
business of a real newspaper and
the Shelby paper certainly “knows
its business.”
Of course the edition to which
we allude was the one devoted to
the opening of Shelby’s New Hotel
Charles, which occupies a con
spicious place in the Cleveland
county metropolis. The new hotel,
though not the largest, is one of
the most elegant and modern in
the state, it being a seventy-room,
fire-proof structure with a capac
ity for 260 guests.
The completion of the hotel
comes at a time when Cleveland
county looms prominently in the
limelight and it is a fitting mon
ument to the progressiveness of the
business men and citizenship of
Shelby and Cleveland county. And
this example should be followed by
other towns.
We congratulate Shelby upon the
completion of the handsome struc
ture and The Star upon the suc
cess of the Hotel edition.
Progress In Tnrkey.
Stamboul, Turkey.—Modem Tur
key permits the sale of pork in the
same shops with mutton and beef
provided a partition separates the
meat that Moslems regard as con
taminated from the rest. Hitherto
pork bad to be sold in separate
Ancient Gun, Lost
In 1894, Shot Again
Original Shell, Placed In Weapon
By Confederate At Fort
Fisher, Fires.
Wilmington.—A Colt revolver,
probably lost by a soldier during the
battle of Fort Fisher in 1864. and
found recently by S. P. Dell of this
city, with a full charge of five cart
ridges in its chamber, has fired
again, and with the same "barge
with which it was originally loaded.
Recently while searching about
the sands at the ruins of Fort Fish
er, once a Confederate stronghold,
Mr. Dell ran across the revolver. He
plucked the relic out of the hill ai£' 1
proceeded to clean it and also oil
the weapon. This having been ac
complished, he pulled the trigger,
rnd much to his amazement, the
revolver discharged.
The revolver is an old “five shoot
er-’ and has eight notches on the
barrel, which, in the language of the
gunman, means that its owner kill
ed eight men with the weapon. ■*
We have it on good authority that
everybody has gone to Florida. II
is now possible to cross any New
York street in comfort and safety
by digging a tunnel.—The New
fr -
A Certificate of Deposit represents
the best possible investment for most
depositors, offering Safety, Conven
ience and Quick Convertibility into
Cash when needed.
Certificates of Deposit bear interest
and are issued for any amount at this
Cleveland Bank
Trust Company
Call for Genuine Plows and Repairs.
We are Agents for Cleveland Coun
ty and we are the only people in Shelby
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