Wife Held In Death of Rich Eccentric
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••Change! To telephone. I want an
ambulance. My husband has been
•hot-!” And Mrs. Oliver Deardslee
thrust bill to policeman, who—
Davbinq into the Beardslee home, the
officer found. indeed,- that the woman
had spoken the truth. There, in the
bathroom, lay Beardslee, dying.
I "Did this woman shoot you?’"
Beardsleo i» said to have nodded, j
Ho then died. Mrs. Beardalee da- |
I med she shot him. She was held.
Hn the vast Colonial house at S‘rath>nl, ( min.,
in which lie, descendant of a distinguished
Colonial family, had lived alone until lus mar
riage three years ago to a waiire twenty-four
years younger, Oliver Beard lee, wealthy ec
centric, was fatally shot under mysterious cir
ctimstattccs. 11 is wife, Mrs. Gladys Foster,
twenty-seven, said I>y police to have been so
intoxicated when she reported the shooting
she could not give a coherent story, was be- !
mg held on a technical charge,
Law Requires Run-Off Race In City
(Continued from pah ■ one.)
candidates to reach an agreement
between themselves prior to the
election that the high man should
be the winner in contests where
there were more Ilian two can
didates. However, in the city elec
tion two years ago there were sis
candidates for mayor and the vote j
was so split up that there was no :
commanding majority Thereafter
a movement was started upon I hr
part of citizens to so change the'
law that a candidate no required ]
to have a majority of the votes cast
before he could be elected.
Then at the last legislature the!
election law was so changed. The
change made at that time reads as
follows:” ... in the event no can-:
didate receives a majority of the
votes cast at such an election tlun
a second election SHALL bo held
one week from the first at which
only the two highest shall be voted
On the part of some ii. is pre
sumed that the change was made
with the intention of applying the
majority regulation to the mayor's
race only, but the section of law
(Section 12 in Chapter 194 of the
city election law) covering that
portion of the elections does not
designate any special office
merely saying “in the event no
candidate receives n majority of the
So it seems that another election
Is on the boards for Shelby voters
Monday—and that whether or not
it Is desired by the voters or by the
two candidates involved.
It was also stated by Attorney
Palls that he did not think it nec
essary for the city to officially call
the second election as in such a
case the second election is nn au
tomatic follow-up of the other in
carrying out the law as set' down.
Morris Kellam. 300-pound self
styled “human cork” failed by one
hour of equalling the world endur
ance swimming record of 72 hours
and 22 minutes when he collapsed
in a pool at Jacksonville.
If This Fish Tale Doesn’t
Take Prize, You Tell One
York, S; C. rr tins fish story
doesn't take the prize, then .suppose
you tell one that does. Anyway
Dick Norman, farmer of York No.
5 and others out that way who
tak-e considerable interest in fishing
the creeks around have iiit upon
a successful scheme to attract cats
and carp and other species of tish
that, abound Votind-about. to their |
fish baskets. It is simple
Just get Yin electric flash light
and turn tier on. Put the tight in a 1
half gallon fruit far. screw on the '
top to make it water tight and then
put the .tar in I tie fish basket. That j
light, say some of the fishermen, at - !
tracts fish to the basket like the
month of June attracts brides.
Recently a group of fishermen arc
reported to have taken thirty-five
pounds of fish out of a basket,
which was cintipped with a flash- :
To Open Swimming
Pool This Friday
F. K. Petway and H. K. Xjnlhhig
| house.who have leased the Cleve
land Springs swimming pool for the
summer, announce today that the
pool will be opened on Friday of
I this week. May ft). On Saturday
night they will give a big square
dance at, the dance pavilion ad
joining the swimming pool.
Two County Couples
Married In Gaffney
Cleveland county couples mar
ried last, week at Gaffney, S. Cl. by
Probate Judge l ake W. Stroupe
were: Howard MeAbee and Ethel i
Wpisonaht, of Mooresboro; Rex
Hippy and Creasy Wood, of Grover
Try Star Wants Ads.
Grover Man Is Shot,
Details Not Known
liocs To Gaffney Hospital But Of
ficers There And Here Know
Gaffney. .Jesse Westmoreland,
about, 25 or 30. of Grover, was
brought to the City hospital here
Saturday night with a bullet wound
that entered his thigh and pene
trated hi-, abdomen. After an ex
amination by hospital surgeons
that disclosed thh location of the
missile, he was taken away from
the institution- by relatives.
Local officers here had no defi
nite information concerning the
shooting, other than that a man
named Westmoreland had been
wounded. No report has been made
to the sheriff's offiee, and in the
absence of information to the con
trary it was assumed that the shoot
ing probably took place on the
Cleveland county side of the North
At the sheriff's office In Shelby
today it was stated that no reports
concerning the shooting had reach
ed officers here.
Three New Homes
Tom Nolan is having erected a
two story eight room dwelling on
N LnPayelte street, on the property
formerly known as the Babington
lot. W. B. Nix has let the contract
for a bungalow to bo erected on a
part of th ■ A. V. Wray property on
N. Morgan street. Carl Thompson
is placing material on a lot at the
entrance of Belvedere Park for a
dwelling to be built for sale or rent.
‘Reliable Goods at Low Prices
1-3 W. WARREN ST.
Don’t Judge Thom by the Prfee ‘Til You’ve
Kxaiiiinod (lie dfualiiT
You’ll like the new Charles Straws. They’re coo!, comfortable
and ever so tight on the head. Showing scd*. •s.r.." stiff straws
in the most approved styles — for men aai young men.
King Get Bond;
Now In Shelby,
(Continued From Page Olio
by some acid placed in tier mouth |
after death. That the conclusion
leached by deponent that death had
been caused by choking was as a ,
result of the second autopsy per
formed after the inquest and after!
Rale King had born released on i
In his affidavit Dr. Sayr, who j
helped perform the first autopsy
and was present at the second, said 1
‘That the marks or burns in the!
mouth were more under the tongue I
than on top of the tongue, and that]
irritation or burns were very slight i
in the back of the mouth. That j
this indicated, in deponent’s opin- |
ion. that poison .such as carbolic'
acid or lyscl could not have been '
swallowed or taken by Mrs. King j
while she was alive, for the reason
that such burns would have ex
tended down her throat."
Dr. Saye also stated in the affi
davit. that in his opinion the slight
Irritation found in the stomach at
the first autopsy eould have been
caused by the embalming fluid in
Dr. C. O. Burrusx of Sharon, who
was at both autopsies and helped
perform the first, stated in Ills affi- !
davit “that as the result of the sec- ;
ond autopsy it was definitely dr- )
tcrmined that death had been cans- j
ed by choking. The throat and
tongue of Mrs. King were spongy i
irritated and bruised, in such con
ditions as it would have been had
she been choked or strangled.’’
The affidavit of J. F. Faulkner. ;
chief of police of York, described
the finding by him of a suit of (
bloody clothing hidden in a spoi :
difficult of access above the ceiling |
of a piazza at the King home. On \
the inside of the coat, he stated, ;
were t lie initials H. F. K.
W. A. Fairies of Sharon said in j
an affidavit that he was in the!
King house when the bloody cloth- i
iiig was found, that he recognized !
the suit as one belonging to King j
and that he had seen it'worn by
King frequently, the last time being
a few days before the death of Mrs.
Sheriff F. E. Quinn said in his
affidavit that King told him after
the inquest lie did not believe his
wife had committed suicide.
It was brought out in several of
the affidavits that after the death
of his wife, King had repeatedly
said she was in a delicate state of
health and that at the second au
topsy it was found she was not in
such a condition.
Garter Fad Late
Rage About Paris
Individualism Of l ady Now Known
By Her Garters. Pcekabo
Paris.—If a smartly dressed
woman wants to express indi
viduality these days, she may
follow the example of those who
do it with garters,
The latest tad and fancy in Paris
is to decorate garters in original
fashion and let them peep from un
der the high hem of short skirts.
Fashion lias brought garters back
from obscurity in ail their gay col
One of the smartest designs calls
for Jewels or silver trinkets on a
small band. I saw another really j
nu>n ynu uic uuier aay—a uny
gold padlock on one garter and a
golden key on the other. Another
pair had two hearts entwined.
Still others have little golden
ducks parading around the rubber
band or little silver bells which
ttnkle as the wearer walks along
But there are many other lads of
fashion these days besides knee
wear. There is. for example, noth
ing smarter than straw necklaces.
Judging by the value of the finish
ed product, a wheatfleld these days'
must be worth millions of dollars.j
| The straw is dyed into brilliant col-I
ors and woven into fine strands
which form the necklace.
Straw also is used in making the
most select, handbags, which arc i
i woven with the same plait as Pan
ama hats. They are woven under
j water and reach Paris from the,
Reptile skins have about disap
peared after four years. They are
still used, however, in upholstering i
modern furniture or automobile!
It is ejuite the thing to have scarf i
and handbag to match in bright col
or silks. Handbags are fitted out as
completely as automobiles and, w hile
it used to be enough to have a purse
I and powder puff in a handbag, it is
now necessary to have compart- ]
ments for cigarettes, automatic j
5 lighter, lip-stick and perhaps a '
■ small flask
There is a combination of urn- ;
> brella and handbag which is both
practical and beautiful. The um
brella fold, into four parts and
fits into the handbag—which is
Bags must be small and every
thing carried in them is folded
even the combs.
Shoestrings have come back and
have tassel ends in contrasting
The newest thing in underwear is
Oriental. While linen undies, en
broidered with colored thread in the
Oriental stitch, are replacing the
■ silks of past years.
Defends Torch Slayer
Ketaincd as attorney to plead
the case of Earle Peacox, con
fessed slayer of his wife, Sid
ney A. Syme, Mt. Vernon, N.
Y., lawyer, succeeds Janies
Dempsey, who withdrew be
cause his brother, Robert
Dempsey, is assistant district
attorney of Westchester Coun
ty and the possibility of ap
pearing against his brother cre
ates a pretty technicality
which he wants to avoid.
(International Nairn reel)
Tlie human adding machine is
dead. William Strong, the man who
could compute figures taster than
an adding machine, but who never
knew how he did it, is dead at his
home in Peoria. 111. He was 50 years
Star Advertising Pays
(Continued from page one.)
with good response. One hundred
scouts will be asked to volunteer
for service during the Confederate
Reunion in Charlotte. Many troops
have registered for camp near Tryon
this summer and Executive Schiele
is ambitious for improvements in
the phvslcial equipment there.
The next meeting of the council
will be held at the scout camp in
Five Will Cross
Atlantic In Home ;
Made Motor Boat
Bronson, Mich.—Five young men •
here have Just completed tests for !
the 26-foot gasoline launch in which i
they expect to leave Toledo, O., on
June 1 for a voyage to Hamburg.
Germany. They will begin their
1700-mile voyage across the Atlan
tic from St. Johns, N. F„ with the
Irish coast as their goal.
The quintet who will defy Nep
tune's terrors in the tiny craft are
Joe Leppich, 31 years old. a veteran
of the kaiser's armies; Conrad Ka
patko, 21, nephew of Leppich;
Henry Schnittzcr, 23; Allow Sow
ers, 20, and Rudolph Ban tie.
The five have been hard at work
all winter building the two-ton
launch in a bam. It has a six-cy
linder gasoline engine and carries
an auxiliary sail.
The sailors will drive it across
Lake Michigan from St. Joseph to
exhibit it at the motorboat show in
The boys expect to be the first to
cross the Atlantic in a home made
boat. They will start with 380 gal
lons of gasoline, 20 gallons of water
and a four-weeks' supply of food.
Except for the engine, the craft
is all hand-made. It was named
the Karf after Leppich's home
town in Germany.
After the war, in which Leppich
Numerous In State
Raleigh.—There is a growing
tendency everywhere, especially
among business men and others hr
the cities, to own two automobiles,
one for the family and one for their
own use, and in North Carolina
alone there are approximately 67,
000 families using two cars.
This was the declaration made
here recently by Coleman W. Rob
erts, vice president of the Carolina
Motor club, while discussing the
growth in the number of cars in
the state with Sprague Silver chief
of the automobile license division
of the state department. The figures
are based on statistics compiled by
the American Automobile associa
Popularity of golf and other out
door sports and the trend towards
homes in.suburban realty develop
ments is largely responsible for the
two-car vogue, in the opinion of
Mr, Roberts, although he points out
that the low price of iipw models
of cars and the naturally reduced
value of used machines is a factor
that, has furthered the two-car
ideas by leaps and bounds.
"This growing ‘two-car’ tendency
has also served to create additional
traffic congestion and too much
stress cannot be laid on the fact
that all members of the family who
drive, including mother, father, son
and daughter should know the
practice of standard hand signals
and observe common sense traffic
laws. Traffic accidents in North
Carolina last year claimed 675 lives,
injured many thousands and caused
hundreds of thousands of dollars
fought against the Russians around
Warsaw and the French at Verdun,
he came to America and took a job
as die-maker here. He has invested
all his $3000 savings in the mater
ials that went into the launch.
The motor is to become his prop
erty in the event the voyage to
Germany Is successful. If it is he
and his four companions plan to
make a return voyage in it to the
United States, probably late this
Brevard Man, 100,
Ordered Hi* Coffir^
Brevard.—Tile screws with which
to fasten down the lid of the cof
fin, made under his direction from
wood he personally selected several
years ago, arrived in Brevard Sat
urday night, and Sunday morning
at 12:15 o'clock E. B. ("Uncle Dock' >
Clayton shook off the burden of
his 100 years.
For years Mr. Clayton had
watched over a certain wild cher
ry tree on his property, and
about three years ago had it cut and
sawed into lumber for his coffin.
The lumber was stacked to season,
and meanwhile the old man grimly
determined to live at least to the
On last Christmas day people
from all over western North Caro
lina helped him celebrate his 100th
birthday, and shortly afterward
he grew ill. He began to worry
about the unfinished coffin, and
urged his sons to complete it. They
proceded to build it. and then or
dered the trimmings. The order
failed to contain the screws
for the top, but these arrived Sat
urday night, just a few hour* be
fore the aged man died.
Mr. Clayton, who was highly re
spected and had taken an active
part in the affairs of his county,
posed last spring with Governor
Alfred E. Smith, when the latter
was in Asheville and his picture
was published in newspapers all
over the country. .
He had distinction of having
lived in three counties without
ever having moved more than 100
yards from the place where he
When he was bom in 1828, the
place was in Buncombe county,
and finally it became a part of
Forging his mother’s name on a
$13 pension check and spending the
money in pool halls cost Sigurd
Hagen, 20, of Superior, Wis., a
year's time, which he must spend j
in the reformatory.
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