Va.iderburg Freed By
State Tried To Prove Youth Harked
Family To Pieces Then Burned
Gastonia, May 1.—Jacob Vander
burgh charged with the murder of
’ive members of his family, was ac
Hiitted by a Jury in Gaston coun
v superior court at 8:50 o'clock to
-itght. The jury was out two hours
nd 17 minutes.
The 17-year-old farm boy was free
>f police custody tonight for the
'Irst time since December 28 when
he bodies of his parents, his two
listers and a younger brother were
found in the ruins bf their burned
nome on the outskirts of this city.
Judge A. M. Stack, presiding,
completed his charge to the Jury at
5:33 o’clock this afternoon and the
Jury retired with the privilege of
returning a verdict of first degree
murder as asked by the state, sec
ond degree murder, manslaughter or
During the trial, which started
eight days ago, the state attempted
to prove that Jacob had hacked his
sleeping kinspeople to death with a
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CHAS. A. HOEY
hatchet, dragged their budi*: into
the kitchen of the homo and set
lire lo the house. Alleged blood
I spots, police said they found on
! Jacob's clothes at the time of hi
arrest, a blood-Mained handixe and,
incriminating statements attributed
i links In tin < h.nn if prosecution
j to him by states’ witnesses, were
! e\ idcncc.
I Jacob was arrested on the night j
of the death and the fire after
| neighbors lad discovered him sit
j ting beneath a tree, shot gun in
1 hand watching the flames.
Police raid lie told them of flee
ing the burning house after making
his way through the sincke to his
mother's room, feeling her head
and finding it wet with blood
The defense centered its light up
on refutation of slate's evidence.
The youth took the stand to deny
statements attributed to him. Phy
sicians belittled the import of the
blood stains on las clothing and a
neighbor testified lie had used the
Imnd-nxc to kill r. Chicken si net the
night of the fire.
The victims of the quint ibl< trag
edy were J. \V. Vanderburg, Mrs.
Vanderburg, Pauline, 20, IjOiii.se 18.
and rtobei-t, 12. Jacob is Hie lone I
survivor of the iainlly.
Immediately after he was acquit-!
ted of the murder count, the arson !
case against him, which also Involv- i
cd the death penalty for conviction,
was nol pressed with leave by So
licitor John O. Carpenter, upon re
quest of defense counsel.
Warned against making a dem
onstration by Judge A M. Stack the
crowd of several hundred persons
that had gathered in the court room
to hear the verdict greeted it quiet
ly, but as soon as court adjourned
a few minutes later, a wild rush to
wards the defendant was made by
scores eager to shake the hand of
the youth whose face was wreathed
Fighting his way through the
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;ui! 1 ink ms.1 Jake had a brief eon*
fpreneo with Ins ;.i torm > > and then
left lor ClW.lottr to pend the nigh
' wttli Mar1, ill. lii!' h, one of hi;, law
11,. ,v>(|i return here tomorrow and
u,.t night will lie the Honor guest at
a dinner to be given by bis at
torneys. Friday night he will be
i,..,lured at the Gastonia high
I am very happy," was all the
boy would mumble when pressed for
a stiiteiiveht. He said lie had no
plans h r the immediate future set
tlement of his family estate.
Solicitor Carpenter took the floor
at 2:45 o'clock to make the final
argument of the trial. Turning to
the jurors, the solicitor said:
"I have brought an unanswer
able array of facts and circum
stances before you that should war
rant a conviction. If you be sway
ed by the oratory of .the five de
fense Counsel, I should not be re
sponsible for that part ot tills
Branding the young giant as a
"fiend and devil," he launched into
a bitter tirade against the boy,
scathingly denouncing him in a
voice full cf Pinotlon.
Juke sat apparently unmoved as
he heard the solicitor call him “a
boy who killed Ills father, mother,
two sisters and a brother because
they would not let. him use the
family automobile " He centered
his attention on the speaker and
closely followed every word.
Long s Life One
Long Hard Fight
From a barefoot country boy, the
son of a poor farmer, Huey P. Long
fought his way to the governor's
chair of Louisiana at 35. And now
he lias the biggest fight of all on his
hands holding onto that job.
At 14 Huey Long had to begin
making his own way in the world.
His first Job wns setting type on a
country newspaper. Next lie bought
a horse ai d buggy and peddled
books. Then he organized a medicine
show, complete with kerosene
torches, banjo player and all.
He soon saw the need of an edu
cation so started for Oklahoma uni
versity but went broke belorc he got
there and had to walk the rest of
! the way. A kind hearted traveling
man lent him $5. His first “room"
| was a space behind the engine of a
; cottonseed mill -where It was warm
After a year at the university he
jgot a job selling lard, then shifted
I to flour. When a Shreveport girl
| won a cake-baking contest with his
! flour he promptly eloped with her.
| He had to borrow $10 to get mar
i Long worked a year after getting
j married then went to New Orleans
I and finished a four-year- law course
! in one year. Going back to his home
! town, Winn field, he began to prnc
| lice law and was soon making $25 a
month. Politics came second na
ture to him and he was soon head
over heels ui the political life of
His first campaign was for a mem
! bership on the state public service
commission. Driving a horse and
buggy, and taking his wife along, lie
canvassed the whole state, was
elected and became chairman of the
commission. There his fights on
the big oil companies, railroads and
other corporations began, which he
now says are behind the impeach
ment proceedings against him.
At 30 he first ran for governor.
He won the state vote but New Or
leans defeated him. Last year he
ran again and was elected by 40,000.
The whole state cheered him until
the time tame for the hanging of
Mrs. Lc Bouef nnd Dr. Dreher in
the state's famous murder case. The
governor refused to see a delega
tion of women who wished to save
Mrs. Lc Bouef, as well as the state's
name, for no white woman had
ever been hanged In Louisiana.
That started the trouble. The
women began to turn against Long
Then he started his war on gam
bling during which militiamen,
raiding road houses, stripped and
searched women guests. Thai
alienated more women, “If they
don't want that kind of treatment,"
retorted the governor, “let them
stay away from roadhouses."
When in the legislature a few days
ago an affidavit was reao charging
Governor Long had tried to hire his
former bodyguard, Harry Bozeman,
j to kill Representative Jared San
| ders, bitter enemy of the governor,
the storm burst over Long's head in
lull force and now he faces im
peachment charges on 19 counts.
Huey Long started fighting at 14.
So far he has won every fight he
went into. But ids present battle,
biggest of all, looks dubious with
the women of a whole .state against
him. Still he isn't licked yet.
rOSTMASTEK IS ALL
GUMMED BY ST AMT QUIZ
al Brown has his hands full of a
sticky subject—the sufficiency of
mucilage on the back of postage
Scores of complaints have reaeh
| ed the postoffice department that
‘ the stamps do not carry enough glue
’ and after they have been moistened
l and placed on letters they literally
I jump off or are lost in transit with
‘ the result that the letters are rc
! tunned to the senders.
The postmaster general is confer
. ring with officials of the bureau of
: engraving and printing to deter
mine if there is need of more or
Around Our TOWN
HV RENN DRl M
deaf feople and their conversation by the sign
language have always interested us. And that goes for the church serv
ices conducted by the Rev. Andrew Miller in Shelby, the “cussing" by
deaf linotype operators in the print-shops of large dallies where we have
sojourned 'printers must always “cuss" now and then, be it by hand or
mouth.', and tire deaf boys chatting with each other in barbershop en
trances here on Saturday. t———-— -—— -
That interest, no doubt, develops j
from a curiosity as to their philoso-;
phy or outlook upon life in that!
they have so much more time to |
devote to thinking and observing
than we who spend about 40 percent
of our time blabbing and mouthing
about inconsequential things. Fact!
Is, more than 40 percent of the I
talking we "hearing people’’ < that’s ;
what the deaf term us) do is more!
than likely useless and the world,
could get along as well, and likely j
better, without it.
Think how much of the routine j
blabbing of the day is r.ot support
ed by thought and is entirely use
less. In the morning we meet a
friend: "Fine morning, isn't it?” we
query. Up to that time we perhaps
had not noticed the Weather and
did not care a rap about it. Neither
does he. The friend answers: "Yes,
it Is. If it doesn't rain, it will be a
fine day.” A child getting first ac
quaintance with the kindergarten
could have done all the thinking
required for that answer. Of course
it will be a fine day if it doesn't
rain, or snow, or hail, of if the wind
doesn't blow. And it's that way the
day through. Thoughtless comment,
routine palaver about things that
matter not a whit in the scheme of
things for the day nor in the weav
ing of the pattern of life.
But without it, there is the prob
ability that most of us would go
goofy and be placed where we
might rave the long day through
with the walls of the padded cells
as uninterested listeners. As for
that and the good it does the ma
jority of our talking would be just
as worthwhile as it is. Nevertheless
mouthing means so much to the
most of us that we couldn't do
without it. We include ourself with
other "hearing people" because
! there Is no desire to be considered
cynical and of the type of Mencken,
who terms the south the moronic
Bible Belt, and of Sinclair Lewis,
who is of the opinion that the
average United 8tntes senator is
ample proof that Darwin was right.
It Is just so, and it shouldn't be
considered eynical to say that
things are as they arc. even though
j it is so considered.
But that gets away from the ori
! ginal topic, the non-hearing peo
ple, to use their own descriptive
terms. Take the average talking and
hearing person, man or woman, al
though there are those who say
nothing but the mechanical radio
: ran outalk a woman, and force
i him or her not to say anything at
j all for an entire da^ unless It is of
* importance, brings to pass some aim
| or ambition, or conveys a thought.
By the end of the day that talking
I person, foiced to silence, would lie
; as melancholy and as pessimistic as
the man who bought Distillery Cop
I per on the market at 10*3 and
I watched it drop to 6. Just because
talk was restrained for one day.
# • •
But the non-hearing, so handl
j rapped by nature that they may
: never talk, are not melancholy, not
! generally speaking. On the other
! hand they are happy, full of mirth,
and seem to get more out of life
than the hearing people. Anyway,
it, seems so. Think over the deaf
people of your acquaintance. by
deaf we mean those who neither
I talk nor hear, and you will recall
that they get smiles out of life at
frequent intervals. Perhaps they
get many a laugh out of watching
the antics of the hearing people,
and by thinking of the utter use
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lessncss of ail the tongue-wagging
they observe as they a‘tempt to
read the lips of those who talk and !
talk with nothing to .say.
Robert C: Miller, tornjer. instruc
tor of the deaf school at Morgan
ton. spends a considerable portion
of the day sitting in one of the
chairs at Efceltoft's; observing life;1
with much of the same complacency
and studious interest of the book
store sage himself. Apparently he
enjoys it as 'much as Ebeltoft, and
that, to our way of thinking, is
getting quite a kick out of life. He
gets a big grin, as he watches those
who come and go, as often as docs
Ebeltoft find material for a chuckle
and the subdued ‘ho-ho,” which
must have come down to him from
some Norwegian ancestor. And that
reminds, to break the thread, if
there be a thread to this. that
Ebeltoft says that as a small boy
lie resented being termed a Nor
wegian because in those days he
considered a Norwegian and an Es
kimo as one and the same. We sup
pose he didn’t like the idea of his
ancestors preferring whale blubbe
to Eskimo pics.
Recently Prof. Miller was seated
in Ebeltoft's and ca Tying on a
conversation, by pencil and paper,
with a hearing person.
“I've often wondered." wrote the
hearing person, "how deaf couples
court at night, when it is so dark j
that they cannot sec the sign lan- '
"A number of people have asked j
me that," Prof. Miller wrote on the '
slip of paper. "Deaf people court
in the dark just as do hearing peo- !
pie-—with their hands. And how!"
Once. Prof. Miller relates, he met
Under and by virtue of a mort
gage deed with power of sa.e there
in contained recorded in book llti
of mortgages page 211 in the office
of the register of deeds and exe
cuted by C. C. Blanton and wife.1
L. J Blanton an the 15th day of (
November. 1924, to W. G. McSwain
to secure a loan of $700.00 arid in
terest thereon, the said W. G. Mr
i Swain having died intestate end:
the undersigned Thurston McSwain j
having been duly appointed ad
ministrator of the said W. G. Me- 1
Swain and default having been
nude in the payment1 of the in
I clebtedness secured by said mort
gage deed the undersigned, Thurs
ton McSwain. administrator of W.
U. McSwitfh deceased, will on Sat
urday. Jufui 1. 1929. at 12:00 o'clock
noon or within legal hours sell all
of said land incumbered by ..aid
mortgage at public auction at the
court house door in the town of
Shelby for cash to obtain funds
with which lo pay said indebted
ness, said land lying and being i t
No 3 township. Cleveland county.
Beginning on a water oak a cor
ner of the Guyton McSwain land
and running with his line S. G3 E.
32 50 chains to, a stone. Mmtz,
corner; thence with Rippy's line S.
36 W. 5 00 chains to rn i~on pin;
tliencc N. 63 W. 32 chains to an
iron pin on Jas. Rippy's line; thence
with his line N. 27 3-4 E. 5,00
chains to the beginning, containing
16 1-10 acres more or Ices.
This May 1st. 1929.
THURSTON McSWAIN. Ad
ministrator of W. G. McSwain.
O. M. Mull. atty. for mortgagee
: COLDS, INDIGESTIONj
! Tennessee Lady Tells About
i The Long Use of Thed
In Her Family.
Rutledge. Tenn.—“For thirty years
or longer we liave been using Black
Draught in our home as a family
medicine, and have found it to be
very handy," says Mrs. John Mc
Ginnis, of near here.
“Since I have been married and
Imd children of my .own, I have j
found it to be a fine medicine to
give them for colds and indigestion. \
I have three little girls, and when I
see one of them fretful and ‘droopy*
in the morning, I begin treating her
with a course of Black-Draught. It
is not long until she is lively and |
well again. I make a tea oi it and j
| give it to the children, as they take
it best that way.
' "I take Black-Draught for con
stipation and indigestion. If I wake
up with a bad taste In my mouth
and feel sluggish and duU. I know
it is time for a dose of Black
“We try to keep a box of Black
Draught always in the house and
are seldom without it. My health
is generally good, but I think it i3
a good thing to keep a mild, de
1 pendable remedy on hand for spells
i of constipation.”
| In use nearly a Hundred years.
Twenty-five doses 25e. nc-205 |
•'I am glad to see you, ’ she said
in the sign language.
•'I am glad to hear you." the deal
Well, what " of it? Wasn't he
right? Perhaps that is enough of
the topic. All this being a conten
tion that the non-hearing people
get more out of life than the hear
ing people because they save a lot
of time, thanks to nature, by not
being forced to talk continuously.
But after having talked in that
manner for a score of years and
then some vc do not believe we
would enjoy the change now, neith
er do wc think you would.
IT'S THE TIME OF YEAR
when the young sheiks begin eyeing
the windows, and the ptice tags
therein, at the Hamrick and Alex
ander jewelry stores. The time of
year, you also know, when contri
butors send in '"pomes" like this:.
It was just this morning
I heard her cry and croon,
"Lord send me an husband
By the first of June."
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