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VOL. XXXV, No. 40
THE CLEVELAND STAR
SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESDAY. APR. 3, 1929 Published Monday, Wsdnesday, and Friday Afternoons
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LA TE NEWS
The Markets.
Cotton, spot . ___.... 20c
Cotton Seed, per bu._... 58’
Cloudy Thursday.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair and slightly warmer In
west and central portions tonight.
Thursday partly cloudy.
High Debaters
Open Here On
Friday Night
Shelby In Triangle With Lineolnton
And Gastonia. All Girls
Here.
Four Shelby girls will carry the
colors of the local high school into
action Friday night when they
compete with debaters of Gastonia
and Lineolnton in the first round
of the state-wide triangular de
bate.
On Friday night at 7:30 the Shel
by affirmative team, composed of
Alice Sanders and May Ellen Mc
Brayer, will meet the Gastonia
negative team, composed of Mil
dred McKinney and Edith Reid
Ramseur, will debate I.incolnton's
affirmative at Lineolnton. Gas
tonia's affirmative will debate at
home against Lineolnton1'' negative.
The query of the debate this
year is. ‘‘Resolved, that the United
States should join the World
Court ”
Two hundred and 12 North Car- ,
oline high schools, representing 85
of the 100 counties in the state, will
take part in the debate.
It is the first time In many years
that the local teams have been
made up entirely of girls and con
siderable local interest is evidence
in the outcome of the contests Fri
day night.
Mystery Fire In
Freedman Fourth
Time In 2 vVeeks
Suspicion Of Officers Further i
Aroused As Negro House Burns
Tuesday Night.
The fourth fire of mysterious ori
gin to visit Freedman, colored resi
dential section of Shelby, in two
weeks early last night burned down
a vacant home owned by Priscilla
Shuford.
The house, and an adjoining
small store building, which also
burned, was only a short distance
from the residence owned by Rev.
John Roberts, colored minister,
which burned down Sunday night.
Negroes Terrorised.
Their homes and even their lives
threatened by the series of myster
ious fires the colored residents of
the Freedman village, which ad
joins the Cleveland Cloth mill vil
lage, are considerably alarmed over
the situation, and at police head
quarters the belief is further
strengthened by recent evidence,
not made public, that the fires are
not of accidental origin.
Such is the consternation in
Freedman that the colored citizens,
most of whom are well thought of
and own their own homes, are al
most afraid to go to bed at night as
they do not know where the fire
bug, which seems determined to
drive them out, will break forth
next.
As the belief grows mat, me ures
may be of incendiary origin a re
sentment is springing up among the
white citizens of uptown Shelby
against such underhand and unlaw
ful tactics against the negroes of
the lection.
The blazes which have burned the
two homes are not the only ones
which have attracted the curiosity
of Police Chief Poston and Fire
Chief Gordon and secret moves now
being made by the two depart
ments may within a short time, it
is hoped, unravel a bit of the mys
tery about the colored hemes which
are flaring up almost nightly.
Such has been the headway gain
ed by the several blazes before no
ticed that firemen have little chance
of saving the buildings, many of
which have been built for years,
and the origin, have attracted half
the population of the city to the
scene, all four fires being in an
area in the negro village very lit
tle, if any, larger than the court
square.
Gus And Gussie
Remain With Us
“Gus and Gussie” will
linger awhile with Star read
ers unless, of course, Gussie
decides to leave the tow
headed Gus cold ani marry
the rich young shiek who
fell, and fell bard, for the
brunette and her vaudeville
act.
After running two comics
for several issues—“Gus and
Gussie” and “Just Kids”—
Star readers have indicated
that they prefer “Gus and
Gussie,” and Lait's comic
strip will continue in The
Star for the time being at i
least.
Local Militia Ordered To Gastonia Textile Strike
Teachers Give Part
Of Salaries To Keep
Schools Here Open
South Shelby Faculty Makes Sac- \
riflce For Schools. Citizens
To Meet.
The Morgan school In South
Shelby will operate for the full
nine months this year provided the
citizens of that school ward meet
halfway an unselfish move made
yesterday by the 14 teachers in the
school, whereby 13 teachers agTeed
to donate two weeks’ salary of the
final month to the fund, while the
principal of the school Miss Selma
Webb, donated her full salary for
the final month.
Meeting Tonight.
Following the move made by the
teachers a mass meeting of South
Shelby citizens is to be held at 7:30
tonight in the school auditorium for
the purpose of devising some plan of
defray the expenses for the re
maining two weeks of the ninth
month, the move of the teachers
leaving approximately just two
weeks expense to be taken care of
by school patrons.
Teachers As Janitors.
In addition to their offer to teach ;
two weeks free of charge so that
their students might move up a
grade this year the South Shelby
teachers also volunteered to do the
janitor's work for every depart
ment of the school for the remain
ing two months of the year so that
the janitor's salary saved might
also be applied. This will be done by
each teacher and her pupils sweep
ing, dusting, and in every way tak
ing care of their respective rooms.
The decision oi tne leacncrs to
make the sacrifice for the school
came at a teachers meeting held at
the school yesterday morning at
which time Miss Webb, the princi
pal, volunteered to give one month
of her salary, on the nine-months
pay basis, to the school if the re
maining expenses to keep the school
open could be raised. After making
her proposition she left the room
so that the other teachers might
discuss the matter freely and it
was then the remaining teachers
volunteered to give two weeks of
their salary. The teachers of the
school are: Miss Selma Webb,
principal; Miss Nancy Bagwell, Mr.
S. M. Eddleman, Miss Nina Holt
White. Miss Winnie Blanton. Miss j
Edna Parker, Miss Kathleen Nolan, j
Mrs. H. S. Plaster, Miss Jo Ramsey.
Miss Mary Hardy, Mrs. William
Osborne, Mrs. Kimmie Falls, Miss
Muriel Sutton and Miss Nora Corn
well.
Shelby Highs
Drive Oat Win
On Cherryville
I,ee With Homer, Two Doubles
And Single Leads 16-9
Victory,
Two fast baseball games are
In store for Shelby fans this
week with the highs playing
Cherryville here Thursday and
Gastonia on Friday. The Gas
tonia team yesterday gave
Charlotte and easy drubbing
and a fast encounter may be
anticipated Friday when the
heavy-hitting locals meet the
Gaston outfit at the city park.
Playing in Cherryville yesterday
the Shelby highs donned their bat
ting clothes and turned In a 16-9
victcory over Cherryville. with Lee.
local shortstop, banging out a
homer, two doubles and a single to
lead the hitting.
In all the locals secured 19 hits
and ranking next to Lee, who hit
four times out of five, was "Milky"
Gold with four hits—two doubles
and two singles—out of six times
up. Harrelson, new first-sacker.
with three out of six was next in
the batting attack while Bridges,
Bumgardner and Hulick secured
two safeties each.
Meantime Cherryville made their
nine runs on only three hits oft of
(Continued on page nine.)
Two Thousand At
Beason Funeral
Rutherfordton—Nearly 2,000 peo
ple attended the funeral services of
Clyde Beason, aged 22, at Mt. Pleas
ant Baptist church near Cliffside
Monday afternoon. The deceased
leaves his parents, widow, three
small children, three brothers and
two sisters. Revs. Z. D. Harrill of
Ellenboro and R. C. Smith of C*fff
side were In charge of the services.
Beason was stabbed and died
soon after, Sunday afternoon in a
cafe at Cliffside by George Con
ners, it is said, who is being held
here in Jail, awaiting developments.
Connor will be given a hearing
here soon.
What’s This? Gaffney Couple
Comes To Shelby To Be Married
It happened on April 1, but it
isn’t an April fool story; it's true.
For many montlis, to the weari
ness and disgust of local marrying
magistrates and parsons, Shelby and
Cleveland county couples have been
motoring to Gaffney to be married,
presumably to be economical in the
embarking upon matrimonial seas
and to save the trouble cf physical
examination.
Such has been the rush here
abouts to the Gaffney Gretna Green
that Register Andy Newton almost
decided several weeks since that
he may as well stop selling mar
riage license—in fact, he had very
near stopped due to the fact that
only an ocfcasional couple, perhaps
never having heard of South Caro
lina, visited his office.
Then Monday—April 3—he Just
knew he was being tricked when
a couple from Gaffney strolled in
asked to purchase license and be
married here. Finally the prospec
tive groom and his bride convinced
the register’s office that they were
not fooling and really wanted to
get married here.
It later developed that one of the
two contracting parties had been
married before and could not by
law be married again in South
Carolina, where divorces are not
recognized. From that point on the
the marriage moved smoothly along
and with the assistance of a local
minister Miss Nannie L. Noblett be
came Mrs. Marvin B. Rodeffer.
Anything may happen on April
fool day—that's the consensus of
opinion about the court house now.
Wiseman Gets Parole
From Gov. Gardner
Alleged Slayer Of Dr. Hennessey,
Who Was Tried In Shelby,
Is Paroled.
Raleigh, April 2.—Aaron Wise
man, 67, of Burke county, serving
a 30 year sentence, commuted from
one of death, was paroled today by
Governor Gardner.
Wiseman was convicted in 1920
for the mirder of Dr. Arthur Hen
nesey, at Glen Alpine in 1919. The
case was removed for trial from
Burke to Cleveland county where
he was found guilty of first degree
murder and sentenced to be elec
trocuted, but Governor Bickett
changed his sentence to one of 30
yearr imprisonment.
Bridges’ Report.
Edwin B. Bridges, who investi
gated the case, reported that Wise
man had been convicted on cir
cumstantial evidence and said there
was doubt of his guilt.
Prison officials here said that
Wiseman had been a “model pris
oner' during the nine years he
served. He will be allowed to leave
the state under the parole. Gov
ernor Gardner was told that Wise
man intended to go to Ohio and
live with a brother. .
In announcing the parole, the
governor said he would have given
Wiseman a full pardon except for
the fact that the prisoner had a
bad record before his conviction on
the murder charge
Car Runs Ovei
School Boy On
Road Yesterday
Claudius McSwaiti. Allfffd To Have
Bern Drinking, Is In Jail.
Boy In Hospital.
Henry Harrill, six-year-old son of
J. L. Harrill, who lives Just wrest of
Shelby, is in a serious condition at
the Shelby hospital as the result of
being knocked down and also run
over, it is said, by an automobile
driven, according to the Indictment,
by Claudius McSwaln, of Lattimore,
early yesterday morning on high
way 20 just west of Shelby in the
Beaver Dam section.
Got The Number.
The Harrill youth,, cn route to
school, was accompanied by anoth
er boy, and according to the other
boy they were walking along the
side of the highway when the
bumper of a passing automobile
swept the Harrill boy off his feet
and down in front of the car to be
struck or run over by one of the
rear wheels. The driver of an auto
just behind secured the number
of the auto w'hich struck the boy,
while another passing motorist
picked up the injured boy and his
companion and rushed them to the
hospital and in a few minutes Dep
uty Bob Kendrick left in search of
the Ford sedan bearing the number
taken down.
lmnaing i nen.
A mile or two off the highway,
on another road. Deputy Kendrick
came upon McSwain standing by
the car with the number the offi
cer had Jotted down in his pocket.
McSwain, described by the officer
as “pretty well tanked up,” was
then arrested and asked the officer
why he was being taken to jail.
“Well, one reason is that you are
nearly drunk,” Officer Kendrick
says he told McSwain. “And then
why did you run over that boy
back there on the highway?”
“I don’t know,” Kendrick says
McSwain answered. “I was just
drunk, I guess.”
Later Otficer Kendrick secured n
search warrant and visited the
McSwain home where he found, ac
cording to his statement, a small
amount of whiskey.
Bond la Sought.
Relatives were in town this morn
ing trying to arrange bond for Mc
Swain, who is still in Jail, until the
preliminary hearing. This hearing
cannot be held, it is understood, un
til there is some change in the con
dition of the injured lad. At the
hospital today it was stated that
the Harrill boy is suffering from
head injuries of an extent not yet
determined as it has not been pos
sible to complete a thorough X-ray
examination. It was also said that
the boy was not altogether con
scious and that it would likely be
several days before an opinion
could be made by surgeons as to the
result of the Injuries.
Revival Under Way
In West Shelby
The revival meeting is now in
progress at the Methodist Protest
ant church in West Shelby.
During the month of October I
conducted a meeting in Lawndale
and had 235 convertions and or
ganized an evangelistic club of 71
members. This club has been a
great power in Lawndale and the
surrounding country since that
time so they will be with us in this
meeting. Everybody is invited to
help us win a great battle for God
and His cause. The meeting will go
on perhaps during the month of
April.
Come wdth your singing, praying
and personal work and help us put
God's cause over the top. Will
preach on ‘'Unpardonable Sin" Sun
day 7:30 p. m.
Two County Couple*
Married In Gaffney
Two Cleveland county couples
were married in Gaffney, South
Carolina, last week. They were'
David Peterson and Lonera Ellis,
of Shelby: and Raymond Hardin
and Lillie Doster, of Kings Moun
tain.
Masonic Meeting.
Cleveland lodge 202 A. F. & A M.
will meet in called communication
Friday night for work in the first
degree. All Masons are urged to at
tend
March Big Month
For County Court
Recorder Collects Near $3,000 For
i
County During The
Month.
For some unexplained reason
it appears as if the month of
l March will supplant the months
of Drrember and January as
the biggest county court months
here.
During March Recorder Hor
ace Kennedy states that he
turned over to the county treas
urer $2,1134.20 In flnea and costs
collected In bis court. This
total represents 17ft eases dis
posed of by the recorder, who
explains the big amount of
money by stating that It came
through the several big whiskey
cases brought up by city and
county officers (luring the
month.
Half As Many
Divorces Here
As Marriages
Fourteen Couple* Married In March
And April. And Seven
Are Divorced.
There is one divorce in Cleveland
[county for every two marriages, if
the figures for March and two days
of April may be taken as a basis
for the estimate.
During the month of March nine
couples secured marriage license in
Cleveland county, while five couples
secured license during the first two
days of April, making a total of 14,
Meantime during the last week of
March and the first two days of
April the superior court grind, pre
sided over by Judge James L. Webb,
granted seven divorces.
Those Married.
Couples to whom license were Is
sued Monday and Tuesday of this
week were: Athel Cabaniss and
Savanna Morrow, both of Cleve
land county; Marvin B. Rodeffer
and Nannie L. Noblett, both of
Gaffney: James Allen Lewis and
Callie Gantt, both of Cleveland;
Clifford Crow, of Rutherford, and
Essie Martin, of Cleveland.
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Average User Of
Lights Not Touched
By Charge, Is Said
City Clerk Says New Method Of
Figuring Effects Only The
Large Consumers.
The new method of figuring city
light bills in Shelby effects only
the large consumer and has not
effected in the least the average
user of city power, according to a
statement tendered The Star today
by City Clerk Fred P. Culbreth.
His statement follows:
me lummiug Miui-uinit up
peared In Friday's Star: 'The pres
ent schedule of figuring the city
light rate has Increased the co6t to
the consumer from 10 to 20 per
cent.' This statement Is ’not correct
as it applies to the average patron
the majority of Shelby light and
power users.
Those Above 911.10.
‘The average light patron in the
city of Shelby was not and has
not been effected by the change In
method of figuring the light bills.
Of the 2,000 light meters In Shelby
only 200 were effected by the
change, while 1,800 were not ef
fected at all. In other words, the
light bills of patrons whose bills
were never higher than $11.70 per
month by the former method of fig
uring were not effected one copper
by the change in figuring method.
Only those monthly consumption of
power ran higher than $11.70 were
i effected. Which is to say that the
average patron of the light de
i partment has not been paying one
j cent more per kilowat than before
the change was made. Various cit
i izejis after a very close check found
the present method of figuring the
bills to be the correct method,
therefore the rates have not been
touched as many contend.
“The rates of eleven cities and
towns have been figured, and the
average rate for the citizens of
Shelby is 5 1-4 percent lower than
the average of the eleven cities
ana towns."
“Torches Of Freedom."
New York.—The explanation of
half a dozen young women who
smoked cigarettes in the Fifth Ave
nue Easter parade is that their
"torches of freedom" were lighting
the way to equal rights for smokers
of both sexes
Dorsey Did Not Promise To
Refund Light Money Secured
From City Hospital, He Says
Less Water And Lights Being Used At Hos
pital Since City Has Required Pay For
Service, He Declares, And Bills To Hospi
tal Have Not Been Increasing.
In a statement msdr to The Star
yesterday Mayor \V. N. Dorsey says
lhat Miss Ella MacNichola, super
intendent of the Shelby hospital,
was in error when she told the
Shelby Klwanls club that he had
promised her to refund at the end
of the year the money collected for
city light and water bills from the
hospital.
The mayor also produced the rec
ord of the city light and water bills
for several years to show that the
hospital light and water bills have
decreased since the hospital has
been paying for water and lights,
instead of increasing month by
month as was stated.
At the same time Mayor Dorsey
produced the minutes of the city
board meeting in August 1923 to
show recorded there the notation
that free water and lights would be
given the hospital for one year, be
ginning June 1, 1923. According to
this record, no later references be
ing made on the minutes, the per
iod of free service (o the hospital
ended at tjre first of July 1924, al
though the city did not start
charging the hospital for water
and lights until August 1927. or
three years free service instead of
one.
Not Antagonistic.
i “I am making this statement not
j because I am antagonistic to the
| hospital, but to set mjseli straight
i in the matter and to show that I
have not gone back on my word
I whatsoever. As far as I am concern
ed the board may give back to the
hospital every cent of the light and
water bills. My reason for having
those bills paid by the hospital is
to keep the city record straight so
that the income from the water and
light plant may be properly record
ed and then if it is the desire of the
board the entry on the other side
of the ledger may show the money
refunded in full or in part to the
institution. Again it is a saving to
the taxpayers of the city as more
economy is practiced.” the mayor
declared, "when a charge 13 made
for light and water. This is clearly
shown by the fact that the hospi
tal light and water consumption
has decreased since the city placed
the institution on the pay list. In
fact if every cent of the money col
lected from the hospital was re
turned at the end of the year the
decrease in water and light con
sumption at the hospital would be.
a saving of near 50 percent at
times to the city.”
Ills Statement.
Mayor Dorsey in his full state
ment to The Star said: "I note you
quote Miss MacNtchols as making
a statement before the Kiwantans
that for some reason I had requir
ed the hospital to pay for water
and lights and that I promised that
I would refund the amount paid at
the end of each year. She stated
also that the service is costing
$1,000 per year with the bills run
ning higher and higher each
month.
"Personally. I have a high regard
for Miss MacNichols and all of the
| nurses and surgeons and feel that
i we are fortunate in having such a
hospital. At the same time I feel
that it is my official duty to pro
tect the interests of our city and
our citizens. 1 do many things that
my oath of office causes me to do
that I would do differently if I were
looking merely after mv personal
Interests.
"Miss MacNichols is in error
when she says I promised to refund
the water and light money at the
end of each year. I couldn't do that
if I wanted to, and would not if I
could It is my duty to see that all
money due the city is collected,
then the board of aldermen can
order it paid out. or give it away
so far as I am concerned
"Now as to tire bills getting high
er and higher each month: It war,
at a meeting of the board of alder
men in August 1927 that the hospi
tal bill was 134.88 and the hospital
then was not paying anything for
tlie service. The board ordered me
to have it collected each month,
and they would use their Judgment
as to refunding any or all of it at
the end of the year. The bill has
never been that high since. It
dropped to $94 SO the following
month, and lias been going down
and down intcad of up and up. It
has dropped as low ns $63, more
than 50 percent reduction from the
month when the service was not
paid for. A good portion of the
bill when nothing was paid for it
was caused by a waste of water
brought on by a bursted pipe on
the hospital property, which they
thought for a long time was a valu
able spring.
"I believe Miss MacNichoIs will
be glad to correct what she said
about my not making my word
good as to giving back all that was
paid, and as to the bills getting
higher and higher each month
when it is a matter oi record that
the oills have been getting lower
and lower each month.”
Dixon Child Buried
At Bethlehem Church
The death angel visited the home
of Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Dixon Friday
night at 8 o'clock and claimed their
baby. Violet Dixon. The little child
was born Nov. 24, 1927 and died
March ,29th. Its little body was
brought to Bethlehem church lor in
terment. There the funeral was
conducted by Rev. C. J. Black and
Rev. J. J. Hicks. Mrs. Gaither
Blanton and Mrs. Clyde Goforth
bore the beautiful flowers that
covered its new made mound. Be
side the parents, the child leaves
surviving four brothers and two sis
ters.
A large crowd was present to
share the sorrow of the grief striken
parents.
B. Y. P. U. District
At Beaver Dam Ch.
The B. y. P. U. district meeting
of group one will be held at Beaver
Dam Baptist churcji Friday night,
April 5. The program follows:
Song service, devotional. Miss Essie
Hunt, welcome address, Miss Libby
McCurry, response, Miss Mary C.
Brooks, leports from nil unions
present, address by Dr. Davis, spe
cial music, adjournment.
Dorcas Walker, Group Capt
Bank Crash Suits Not To Be
Tried At This Term Of Court
Open Skating Rink
In Thompson Bldg.
Shelby is to have another form
of amusement and recreation in the
nature of a roller skating rink
which opens Thursday in the Carl
Thompson building, second floor, on
West Warrent street. F. E. Petway j
and H. E. Lathinghouse have come i
to Shelby from Hickory where they ]
operated a rink for several years
and secured a lease on the Thomp
son hall. On the opening day.
children up to 16 years of age will ;
be admitted free. Skates will be
kept for rent to those who do not j
own a pair. The floor is said to be
ideal ir roller skating.
The seven big damage suils,
in which damages of several
hundred thousand dollars a*e
asked, resulting from the disas
trous building crash here
months back will not come up
during the civil court grind of
the superior term now in ses
sion here.
None of the suits were plac
ed on the calendar for trial at
this term as all such litigations
must be filed on the calendar
as entered, and M is not
thought likely that the suits
will be reached in the custom
ary procedure for one or two
more court terms, unless, of
course, a special court term is
called to dispose of the suits.
r
Situation
Is Serious
At Plant
I.oray Mill Eiecntltr Refuses Da
maud Of Striking Workers.
Officers Pushed Away.
Capt. Peyton McSwaln, com
mander of Company K local
militia milt, received an order
from Governor Grdner and Ad
jutant General Metts shortly
after noon today ordering;
Company K to mobilize and
move to Gastonia immediately
to aid in preserving order at
the I.oray mill, wihrb broke out
afresh and with renewed vigor
today.
Captain McSwain stated that -
it would likely be mid-afternoon
before he could get Ills com
pany of 00 or *0 men, assem
bled and to the scene of the
strike
Rush Deputies. '
Immediately after hearing
that troops had been ordered
to Gastonia The Star got into
telephone communication with
that city and learned that the
Gastonia howitzer company had
also been called out to help
quell any disorderly conduct
that might arise.
“The entire nature of the strike
seems to have changed over night,"
declared Hugh A. Query. Gazette
editor, talking to The Star.
"Yesterday and before those on
strike at the Loray plant seemed to
take it as a picnic affair, but to
day it's different. There is an ill
temper evident among the strikers
and only coo) head* perhaps pre
vented bloodshed here during the
morning.
Refuse Demands.
"At 10:30 this morning officials
of tlie Loray plant refused outright
the demands, as published in the
morning papers today, made by the
strikers. Thereafter a change came
over the groups of striking workers.
"During the morning Gaston
deputy sheriffs and policemen went
to the scene and attempted to
stretch wire or cable lines about the
several entrances to the mill so that
workers still on the job would not
be interfered with by the jibes and
taunts, and perhaps more, of the
strikers assembled about the en>
trances. When the officers attempt
ed to stretch the lines to keep the
crowds back they were pushed and
jostled aside by the strikers and
prevented from doing so. Supposi
tion here is that b%d trouble may
have started had any of the offi
cers flared up and tried to enforce
orderly conduct against the strikers
who outnumbered the officers. But
there was no flare-up and the of
ficers just as soon as they could
get away returned to the main por
tion of the city and telephoned
Governor Gardner as to the situa
tion.
“The order for the calling out of
the two military companies, one
from Shelby and the other from
Gastonia, followed immediately.”
Machines Running.
The machinery in the big textile
plant was still running today it was
learned but very few workers were
on the job and little production for
the day or night was anticipated.
MATRIMONIAL AGENCY TRICK
GETS 512.50 PER APPLICANT
Berlin.—A young American couple
in Berlin introduced a brand new
scheme to make money without
hard work. The husband ran a ma
trimonial agency and inserted this
advertisement in the daily papers,
“Young, pretty and rich woman
wants a husband. Application fee
for men $12.50." The young, pretty
and rich woman, who is the matri
monial agent's wife, is introduced
to the applicant. They go to a res
taurant. During the conversation
she receives a message that she has
lost all her money, and that now
she is a poor girl. The prospective
husband pays the bill, and he is
minus the twelve dollars and a
half registration fee. The couple
repeated this scheme so many tithe*
that finally it was brought to the
attention of the police.
    

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