An Unsolved Problem
Fifteen people are dead; four are
permanently blinded; and dozens
are seriously ill in Peoria, Illinois
—a city of only 80,000 population—
from the effects of drinking poison
whiskey. And all of this in one
Is this suicide? Some might be
>o unreasonable as to term it thus.
Is it murder, with the blood on the
hands of the Anti-Saloon League
aid prohibition? Some will be so
oitter and unjust as to say that it
But it is neither suicide nor mur
:ler, nor does it approach a likeness !
onto either of these accusations;
end both of them have been made,
time and time again, within the
oast few years, since our nation en
tered upon its present era of so
Then, what is it, you say. It has
A LITTLE MISLEADING!
Milton received $50 for
writing Paradise Lost;
Young Stribling and Jack
Sharkey pocketed over
$200,000 for less than half
an hour’s work at their
cauliflower carnival three
weeks ago at Miami—that’s
the difference between
brains and brawn.
Likewise there’s a differ
ence in gas and oil. SIN
CLAIR GAS and OPALINE
OIL proves this. That es
sential excellency will al
ways be found in these pro
but one obvious classification—It is
the price that must be paid by a
blameless people for the folly of a
nation whose vaulting ambition, like
that of Macbeth, "O'erleaped itself
and fell on the other.” Instead we
have been too ambitious, for the
temperance we sought to achieve
—ere the fertile brains of the more
fervent workers conceived the idea
of prohibition—is now infinitely
further from its realization than it
was in the closing days before the
passage of the Volstead act. That
fact, of course, is debatable. Just
as are all the rest with reference
to the question.
It is an undeniable truth that the
attitude of the United States to
ward the whiskey “problem" has in
creased our economic efficiency, has
helped our industrial prosperity;
has helped us In our growth in
wealth and power. But therein lies
the pity of the thing—for that is
as far as it goes. If we parade our
prohibition laws as successful, and
shout from the housetops our
praise of the accomplishments of
the Volstead law—if we do—we are
placing ourselves in the foul dust
at the feet of materialism, and of
fering up sweet smelling incense to
the offensive god of economic
I say, that is as tar as it goes.
Consider a moment. Have we, as a
nation, increased our respect, tor the
Volstead law since its passage? No.
To the contrary, we have made a
universal joking matter of the situ
ation—in our magazines, in our
conversation, in our public ad
dresses, in our books—everywhere,
on every hand, one senses a daily
growing disrespect and disregard
tor the supposed prowess of the 18th
amendment to our constitution. And
another thought, we, unlike the
English, live in a nation that does
A SERIOUS CHANGE
Kentucky Lady Wat Seriously
III (or Months Bat Was
Finally Relieved By
Lawrenceburg, Ky.—"At a time In
my life, when my health was under
going a serious change,” says Mrs.
J. C. Ray, who lives near here. "I
found Cardul to be of the greatest
benefit to me. I was seriously ill
for about two months, and for sev
eral months I was not well. My
nerves were all unstrung. I could
not bear the least noise around me.
I could not sleep.
“My head ached until It seemed
as if it would burstr My feet and
limbs swelled dreadfully. I frit
tired all the time. When I was up,
I dragged around the house, but
most of the time I spent on the bed.
"1 got Cardul and began taking it
regularly. Very soon I could see
that it was helping me. I began to
sleep better and eat more. The
awful nervousness got better.
‘‘When' I had finished the first
bottle, I was much better than 1
had been for many weeks. I was
so encouraged that I kept right on.
Before Very long I was doing all
my housework and was feeling quite
Thousands of other women have
been helped by Cardul after long
suffering from, weakness and ner
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Shelby, N. C.
not laugh at anything unless there
is caused to laugh.
Have we, in our “dry” regime, be
gun to curb the tide of crime in
these United States. Hardly—for
instead, we have brought upon our
selves, most uncontrollable waves of
crime that the world l.as ever
known. And that is easily explain
ed, quite easily, by the fact, un
questioned, that we have created, by
our liquor laws alone, an entirely
new and steadily growing race of
criminals in our country. The boot
legger; the moonshiner; the rum
runner; the speakeasy proprietor—
they all belong to the same clan,
and they were all brought into ex
istence solely through the effect of
Have our morals been bettered. In
a general way, because it is "against
the law," to do a thing that our
people do regardless of the law?
Our morals, if anything have been
depressingly degraded; although
the word ‘morals’ is one that can
hardly be defined. We have made
technical law-breakers of many of
our outstanding citizens; we have
put whiskey in the reach of the
high school boy and girl—and that
alone has served to aid a universal
moral breakdown among the young
and inexperienced—we have made
the day laborer and cotton mill
hand spend his family's money for
bad whiskey and patent medicines
that ruin his body and his brain,
instead of for whiskey that was less
harmful; we have gummed our
moral machinery almost beyond re
pair. And it is true about the poor
white man—he still has his Satur
day night orgies, just as of old and
he will let his family starve for a
bottle or doped booze for himself.
The jails are usually full of groggy
drunks on Monday morning.
We read daily of our blind and
our bedridden and our dead who are
victims of poison whiskey But that
does not stop, nor lessen, the flow
of liquor in America. And where
those same people restored to sight
or health or life, they would prob
ably repeat their folly. Such is hu
man nature—for mankind cannot
be taught in a few short centuries,
let alone a paltry decade, to dis
pense with something that has been
its own for countless thousands of
years that have left their mark in
delibly upon man's character and
Have other nations followed our
example in th<* attempt to outlaw
whiskey? No, nor will they—for
they Have struggled, wisely, and at
tained a degree of temperance that
is remarkable and almost unbelieve
able. They are satisfied, and quite
Oh, noble, noble experiment.
Agony Column Bares
Heart Of English
The ‘Agony Column* (Want Ads')
of the London Times is the sub
ject of an article in “Time.”
I “Every so often all who seek to
peer into the heart of the English
must scan the~iamed ‘Agon Col
umn’ of the London Times. Last
week in a single issue, on a single
page, occurred the following re
vealing and significant ads, each
smacking inimitably of Old Eng
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Girl 19, suffering from rheuma
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warm climate now. Will some good
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make this possible? Mother (wid
ow) earnestly appeals—Write Box
T 1219, The Times, EC4.
Will someone help gentleman, 30,
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Blohengrin—All the same to you;
loving and mourning for ever and
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anyone in good society who can in
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antiques.—Write Box S84, The
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SAVES MAN FROM DEATH
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transfusion direct to the heart has
been successfully performed by two
French physicians, Achard and
Describing the technique employ
ed, in a paper read at a meeting of
the academy of medicine, they ex
plained that the patient, suffering
from typhoid, had two relapses.
Intra-venous transfusion was out
of the question, the patient being In
a dying condition, and blood was
injected into the cavities of the
Improvement was rapid and the
Having qualifid as administrator
of the estate of T. W. Tucker, de
ceased, late of Cleveland county,
North Carolina, this is to notify all
persons having claims against the
estate of said deceased to exhibit
them to the undersigned at his
office in Shelby, N. C., on or before
the 30th day of January, 1930, or
this notice will be pleaded in bar
of their recovery. All persons in
debted to said estate will please
make immediate payment. This 30th
day of January, 1929.
FRANK L. HOYLE, Admints
trator of T. W. Tucker, deed.
Although he is a Democrat,
William D. Mitchell of Minne
sota, present Solicitor-General
of the United States, is Presi
dent-elect Hoover’s choice for
the important post of Attor
ney-General. However, Mr.
Mitchell’s friends, who declare
he had already determined on
a private practice in New
York, insist he will not accept
such an appointment.
(lat«rn*A.iona! Illustrated Nfewi)
Scarface A1 Lives
In Fear Of Death
Famous Gangster Jumps With
Fright When Tire Expiodes;
Miami, Fla.—Constantly guarded
by the -pick of Chicago’s gun men.
watched by no one knows how
many other persons representing
only the Lord knows who, A1 Ca
pone, Chicago’s star gangster, is
virtually a prisoner on his beauti
ful Palm Island estate.
More than that, and despite all
the glory that has been strayed
about the scar-face person, he is
in constant fear of death, and, to
his intimates, makes no bones of
the fact when he is in his cups,
that “sooner or later. I suppose
some one'll get me.”
So convinced is he of this that
the “bang” of an exploding auto
tire will make him jump. For that
reason the steel reinforced body he
uses is the pest tired in Miami. He
Having this day qualified as ex
ecutors of the estate of J. G. Hern
don, deceased, this is to notify all
parties having claims against the
said estate to present them to us at
Grover, N. <?. properly proven on
or before the 30th day of January,
1930 or this notice will be pleaded in
bar of any recovery thereof. All
parties owing the said estate are
asked to make immediate settle
ment to the undersigned. This
January 30, 1929.
J. L. and E. B. HERNDON,
Executors of the Estate of J.
G. Herndon, deceased^ pd.
Having qualified as Administra
tor of the estate of Maggie Ramsey,
deceased, this is to hereby notify
all persons indebted to said estate
to make immediate payment of
same to me. And, this is to fur
ther notify all persons holding
claims against said estate to file
same properly itemized and verified
with me on or before January 21st,
1930, or this notice will be pleaded
in bar of recovery thereon.
This, January 21st, 1929.
A. P. RAMSEY, Administrator
of the estate of Maggie Ram
Newton & Newton, Attorneys.
Write for your copy today.
Time to Plant
and the best vdrielies
Free Rower Seed
iAnd how to get them.-'
cue told in thh (golden
JnnweisQiy Catalog , ^
T. W. WOOD & SONS,
Seedsmen Since 1879,
63 8.14th Street. Bidunoad. V*.
want* no blowouts on his rides.
There, as Capone would put It. Is
"the low down” on the gangster
who of late has been described as
entertaining the elite of the winter
resort, and in general, to again use
the terms of his kind “living the
life of Riley."
$7,200 Parties. '
It Is quite true that Capone docs
entertain the elite of the winter
colony. No doubt about that, invi
tations to his parties are eagerly
accepted. The parties are things to
talk about, one at which there
were 60 guests a fortnight or so
back 1* said to have, cost Capone
$7,200 for he is a lavish host.
But it is equally true—and this
Is the test of Capone's social stand-'
ing—he never Is received in the
homes of the elite whom he enter
The elite goes to his parties just
as when in San Francisco in the
old days, they would visit the Bar
bary coast. The elite merely goes
slumming when it goes to Capone's
It wants a thrill.
And Capone is glad to have them
for several reasons. One is his re
vulsion to loneliness. He is afraid
to mingle with crowds of what
might be termed to be “his own.”
So if he cannot with satety min
gle where the lights are bright and
the saxophone moans. he'll take
the elite and gladly foot the bills
But every moment they are
within the walls of his estate, his
guests, be they rated high in
Bradstreet’s or listed in the social
registers of half a dozen cities, arc
like himself, constantly and always
under the guns of his body guards
These young men are well dressed.
Yes. as any of the? guests; some of
them dance divinely, but their well
fitting dinner coats or lounge
jackets cover automatic pistols ever
ready to spit fire.
The guests may drink as much
as they wish, and may drink too
much. Capone himself may "get
a jingle one,” but not these quite
affable young men—at least not
while on duty.
There arc, or were at last ac
count, eight of these young men in
addition to the usual retinue or
house servants and chauffeurs, all
ol •whom are picked and under
more or less strict surveillance, for
Capone really trusts few outside the
eight. There are times when he is
not sure of all of them. Each
guard or servant is a potential spy
on the others.
THE STUB’S SALE.
Bv virtue of the power and au
thority vested In me in a certain
deed of trust, executed on the 28th
day of November. 1925. by Robert
Hoyle and wife, Ella Hoyle, and re
corded In book 135. page 166 of t he
office of the register for Cleveland
county, N. C. to secure an indebt
edness to the Cleveland Building
At Lobn association. In the sum of
*1200.00, and where us default was
made In the payment of the said
indebtedness as provided by the
constitution and by-laws ol the
said association and demand hav
ing been made upon me to execute
the trust, I will sell to the highest
bidder at the court house door in
Shelby on Saturday, March 16.
1929. at 12 o'clock noon, or within
legal hours, the following describ
ed real estate:
Situated in the northeast, port ion
ol the town ot Shelby. N. C. and
being a portion of the Z. Green 19
acre tract as subdivided by F. 8.
Parrigin, C. E. on November 1, 1922.
and recorded hi book No. 1 ot
plats, page 45, of the office Of the
register for Cleveland county, N
C. and being portions of lots Nos
11, 12. and 13, as same are refaeed
oil Carolina avenue.
Beginning on a stage on me west
side of Carolina avenue near tlie
corner of lots Nos. 10 and 11, and
runs thence N. 43% W. 170.5 feet
to a stake in tlie old line; thence
with it N. 53 % E. 15 feet to a stake,
old corner; thence S. 86% E. 49%
feet to a pipe; thence a. 3% W. 25
feet to a stake in line of lot No
13; thence 8. 86% E 20 feet to a
stake in said line; thence a new
line S. 55% E. 90 feet to a stake ir
west side of Carolina avenue;
thence with it S. 54 W. 00 feet to
Terms of sale, Cash.
This the 11th day of February.
B T. FALLS. Trustee.
The nature sharps tell us half of
every tree is under ground. Nearly
all of a family tree is.-—La Orange
NOTICE COMMISSIONERS RE
Pursuant to an order of the su
perior court of Cleveland county
made in special proceedings entitled
E. C. Smttl), ct al. vs. Bessie Fish
er. et al., the bid at a prior sale
having been raised in accordance
weh law. the undersigned, as com
missioner, will otter l»r resale at
the court house door in Shelby, N.
C. at public auction to the highest
bidder for cash on Monday, March
18, 1929. at 12 o'clock, noon, the
following described real estate sit
uated in No. 5 township. Cleveland
county, and bounded as follows:
Being that tract of land convey
ed from Christopher Felmont and
wife to James K. Smith by deed
dated March 3, 1881. and recorded
in book MMM at page til in ie
register's office, Cleveland county.
Lying on the waters of Buffalo and
adjoining the lands of Ira Erwin,
Thomas Smith and others.
Beginning on a Blnrk Oak. R. M.
Elliott's comer and runs thence N.
78 E. 112 poles lo a rock and per
simmon tree: thence S 32 E. 44
poles to a slake on school house
lot; thence S. 59' • W. 16 poles to a
stake; thence S. 32 E. 10 poles to a
stake; thence 8. 59'j W. 29 2-3
poles to a stake; thence N. 69 W.
72 poles to a stake and pointers;
thence N. 81 W. 24 poles to tlie
beginning, containing : 22 T acres,
more or less.
Date of sale is Monday. March
18, 1929 at 12 o'clock. Terms of said
sale are cash on date of sale. The
bidding will begin at $74.0214 per
This the 2nd day ol March, 1929.
PEYTON McSWAIN, Comr.
— NOTICE —
* I, Hugh K. McSwain, a
painter, contractor, offer
for sale high grade Paint
and Varnish and Kayser &
Allman (Wall Paper.) All
work guaranteed to be first
class. Phone 127-R.
Hugh K. McSwain,
314 B'anton St.,
Shelby, N. C.
Star Advertising Pays
Having qualified as administrator
and administratrix of the estate of
John O. Stamey, deceased, late of
Cleveland county. North Carolina,
this is to notify all persons having
claims against the estate of said
deceased to exhibit them to the un
dersigned Claude Stamey at Falls
ton. N. C., on or before the 27th
day of February, 1930, or this : -
tlce will be pleaded in bar of their
recovery. All persons indebted to
said estate will please make Im
This 27th day of February, 1928,
CLAUDE STAMEY and
MRS. D A. CLINE, Ad
ministrator and Administra
trix of John G. Stamey,
M. R. Weathers. Attorney.
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