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VOL. XXXV, No. 70
SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESD'Y, Jl'LY I>. 1929.
Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons
By mall, per year Un advance) $2.60
Carrier, per year (in advance) $3.00
LATE NEWS
The Markets.
Cotton, per pound ............ lie
Coton Seed, per bu. ----40'a
Talr Thursday.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Beport: Generally fair tonight ami
Thursday. Slightly warmer Thurs
day In west portion.
Senate Race
Still Talked;
Mention Hoey
Bailey May Oppose Simmons. Or
ganization Likely To Sup
port Hoey.
Raleigh—-Friends of Josiah Wil
liam Bailey are still confident tint
ho will become a candidate for the
Democratic nomination for U. S.
senator against Senator F. M. Sim
mons in June and are encouraging
him to do so, despite the fact that
if he does enter the race he can
not expect any assistance from Gov
ernor O. Max Gardner and the state
Democratic executive committer.
For in addition to the fact that
Governor Gardner has served no'.'ce
to the effect that he will not support
any factional political movement
that might reopen the rift in -h?
Democratic party, which Is inter
preted to mean that he will supo^rt
Simmons rather than run the risk
of another party split, there are ru
mors of another factor. And that
is that Governor Gardner and for
mer Governor McLean will support
Simmons in the 1930 primary,
and that later on the Simmons-Mc
Lean following will get behind Clyde
Hoey for the senatorship in the west
to succeed Senator Overman, rather
than back former Governor Camer jn
Morrison.
The more rabid enti-Simmons
Democrats, however, believe that
almost anyone can defeat Senator
Simmons, and are pinning their
hopes on Bailey, since he seems to
be the only potential candidate
actively in the field. And it seen t
that Bailey is lending c most atten
tive ear to their pleadings that he
run and that he is becoming more
and more optimistic.
"There is no doubt in my mind
but that Bailey will be a candidate
in the senatorial primary next
Jane,” said a close friend of Bailey's
today. "I have talked with him sev
eral times lately, and from the
favorable sentiment he is finding in
every portion otf the state he has
visited he is convinced that he can
win.’
Bailey has lately completed a
tour of the eastern section of the
state and contemplates another trip
through the Piedmont and western
sections of the state soon.
The Bailey supporters maintain
that if he enters the primary he will
(Continued on page eight.)
Crowell To Talk
Before Kiwani&ns
No Meeting Next Week. Kiwanlans
Jo Eat WNh Veterans At
Barbecue.
Dr. L. A. Crowell, of Lincolnton,
prominent surgeon and physician,
will be the chief speaker at the Ki
wanis meeting tomorrow, Thursday
night. Dr. Tom Brice Mitchell has
charge of the program. 31 the same
meeting a report will be heard from
the clubs delegate, Dr. John Har
binson, to the Kiwants Internation
al meeting.
No meeting 'will be held Thurs
day night of next week, Secretary
Chas. A. Burrus announces, as the
Kiwanians will eat with the visit
ing Spanish-Amcrican war veterans
at their barbecue Tuesday after
noon at 1:30 at Cleveland Springs.
The Rotary club will likely follow
the same plan, it is said.
Many Cash Prizes
For Fourth Picnic
Of Cleveland Cloth
Employes of the Cleveland cloth
null here are all set for their big
annual picnic. Thursday afternoon
and evening at Cleveland Springs.
The afternoon program consists
of a baseball game between the
single men and the married men.
foot races, wheelbarrow races, swim
ming and diving contests. Cash
prizes, totalling quite a sum, will
be awarded in all of the contests.
At 6:30 there will be a big company
dinner followed by a square dance.
No Formal Session
Held By Aldermen
No formal session of the city al
dermen was held at the city hall
last right, although it was the date
for the. first Tuesday night meet
ing in each month.
Some several important items
were booked to come up for consid
eration, according to Mayor o. A.
McMurry, but one of the members
of the board was absent and it was
decided iy>t to take up the items un
til all were present. From that point
on the meeting developed into an
Informal chat between the city dad'
Earl Section Loses
Appeal For Highway
In Hearing Tuesday
Route Surveyed By Highway Engin
eer* I'pheld By Com
mission Jury.
Tine new highway 18, from She'.
by to the South Carolina line, when,
and if, constructed will go over "the
direct route" and not by the town
of Earl or by Patterson Springs
unless an appeal to the full North
Carolina highway commission re
sults in a reversal of a decision
handed down by a jury of state
commissioners here yesterday.
After hearing the appeal from
the Earl section along with appeals
from other sections of lower Cleve
land asking for the highway to be
routed in favorable manner for the
several sections. Highway Chair
man R. A. Doughton and District
Commissioners W. A. McGrit, of
Wilmington, and J. G. Stikeleathrr,
of Asheville, informed the several
hundred people packed in the court
house that they would uphold the
direct route as surveyed and endors
ed by District Engineer Noell and
his assistants.
Notice Of Appeal.
In announcing the decision Cha.r
raan Doughton stated that if the
Earl section and the other sections
involved were not satisfied that they
still had one recourse before them
—an appeal directed and presented
to the full highway commission in
Raleigh on July 16. Following the
announcement of the decision At
torney J. Clint Newton, represent
ing the Earl section, gave notice for
an appeal hearing.
Over Routes.
Mr. Doughton. Commissioners Mc
Grit and Stikeleather, and Com
missioner A. M. Kistler, of Morgan
ton, for this road district; Chief
Locating Engineer Browning, of Ra
leigh; ;District Engineer Noell, of
Marion, and other engineers, arrived
in Shelby early Tuesday morning.
After a short stay here they were
escorted over the section which will
be tapped by the new highway. The
trip down started out the present
highway 18 veered backed by Sul
phur Springs and on to Earl. There
the motorcade swung back to Dravo
and examined the other route, com
ing back to Shelby by Zoar and into
the city on South LaFayette street.
Hearing Starts.
At 2 Tuesday afternoon the com
missioners and Mr. Doughton en
tered the court house, which was
soon filled with interested citizens
from lower Cleveland, and the argu
ments began.
Since the appeal from the route
of the engineers was made by the
Earl section Chairman Doughton
announced that he would hear the
Earl side first, giving each speaker
not more than 20 minutes for each
of the sides. Attorney J. C. Newton
in presenting the Earl appeal gave
some history of that section of the
county and the many years it has
been settled and used as a trading
center. Thirty-five hundred bales of
cotton were ginned there last year,
and there is other industry, aloug
with numerous schools, churches,
and residences erected along the
the present route which would be
left off the highway by the direct
routing. A census. Mr. Newton,
showed that 705 people live within
a half mile radius of the Earl route
while only 234 people live within a
half mile radius of the direct rout,-.
His contention was that the high
way was to be constructed to serve
the people of Cleveland county not
merely to join Gaffney with Shelby
and that more Cleveland citizens
would be served by the Earl route.
Attorney Chas. A. Burrus follow
ed Mr. Newton and argued the cause
of the Patterson Springs section.
He pointed out that the Grover
road and other county roads inter
(Contlnued On Page Eight)
One-Arm, One-Leg
Hurler Here 4th
Shelby baseball fans arc in
for an unusual baseball exhibi
flon here on the morning of
Thursday, July 4, when the
Cleveland cloth mill team plays
the strong Cramerton team.
Dlrlt Norment, of Lumberton,
the high school boy with only
one arm and one leg who made
sueh a remarkable pitching rec
ord this year, will ftart the
game for the cloth mill team.
The baseball freak has hurled
one no-hit game this year and
two one-hit games. He Ls a
brother of Mrs. Randolph I.ogan
and well known to many Shelby
people.
Roberts Child Dies
Infantile Paralysis
Short Illness Fatal To Gastonia
Woman, Native Of
Cleveland.
Gastonia, July 2.—Mrs. Eloise
Stamey Cline, wife of D. A. Cline,
died about noon today at Broad
Oaks sanatorium, Morgan ton, after
an illness of about three weeks.
Apparently in good health, Mrs.
Cline suffered a collapse three
weeks ago, her illness coming as a
great shock to her family and
friends.
Mrs. Cline was a native of the
Bel wood section of Cleveland coun
ty, but had lived in Gastonia a
number of years. She was a member
of the First Baptist church, and
prominent in its activities.
The body will be brought here
some time today. Funeral arrange
ments have not been made, but it
is understood that the services will
be held here Wednesday,
j Mrs. Cline is survived by her
husband, by one daughter. Miss
Hester Cline, and a number of rela
tives in Cleveland county.
Mrs. Cline Dies
At Morganton
Eight Tear Old Son Of Mr. And
Mrs. Wheeler Roberts To Be
Buried Thursday.
Wilson Roberts, the eight year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Wheeler
Roberts, South Morgan street, died
this morning at 12:30 o’clock at the
Shelby hospital from infantile para
lysis from which it had been suf
fering for four weeks. It was
thought yesterday that the child
was much better and plans we-e
being made to take it home when
it took a sudden turn for the worse
during the night and the end came
shortly after midnight.
The many friends of Mr. and
Mrs. Roberts extend their deepsst
Sympathy. The funeral will be con
ducted from the Second Baptist
church Thursday afternoon at two
o’clock by the pastor. Rev. Rusn
Padgett and interment will be in
Sunset cemetery.
Mr. Walker Falls And
Breaks Hip, Age 89
Tire many friends throughout the
the county of Mr. J. M. Walker of
Route 1 Lattimore, will regret to
learn that he fell on the steps of
his home Monday afternoon and
broke his hip. He was brought to
the Shelby Hospital where he is
undergoing treatment. Mr. Walker
is 89 years of age and the father or
Mrs. Charlie Wells and Mrs. Frank
L. Hoyle of Shelby.
D. W. Royster Named Director
Of Railroad By Gov. Gardner
Raleigh, July 2.—Mrs. Thomas
Walter Bickett, widow of the former
governor of North Carolina, was
named president of the North Car
olina railroad company for a period
of one year in an announcement
made by Governor O. Max Gard
ner.
The officers and directors of the
road running from Goldsboro to
Charlotte, were all named, Gover
nor Gardner waiting until later to
name the officials of the Atlantic
and North Carolina railroad, run
ning from Goldsboro to Beaufort.
List Of Officials.
The full list of officials follows:
Mrs. T. W. Bickett, Raleigh, presi
dent; D. F. Giles, Marion, secretary
treasurer; W. H. S. Burgyn, Wood
land, attorney; Charles F. Dalton,
Charlotte, expert; Dan Allen,
state’s proxy. The directors in addi
tion to Mrs. Bickett. include George
C. Tudor, Winston-Salem; D. W.
Royster, Shelby; Robert W. Lassi
ter, Charlotte; Arthur M. Dixon,
Gastonia; C. A. Hunt, jr., Lexing
ton; Hill M. Hunter, Greensboro,
and Walter S. Martin, Canton.
The members of the finance com
mittee are Thomas H. Webb. Con
cord: Charles W. Gold. Greensboro;
Carroll B. Spencer, Swain Quarter,
and Marvin Horton, Farmville
Dr. G. M. Gold
Dies; Passing
Grieves County
Brlovrd Veteran Physician I>ics I n
ripectedly At Rutherfordton.
Funeral Thursday.
Cleveland county was shockri
Tuesday to learn of the sudden
death of Dr. Griffin Miller Gold,
member of the board of county
comissioners and an active pi.ie
tioner of medicine in the county for
48 years. Dr. Gold died while und-r
going a medical examination at the
Rutherford hospital. He was in
Shelby Monday attending the
monthly meeting of the county
board of commissioners and n tde
no complaint to his friends v ho
greeted him.
Dr. Gold, however. was a van
who never complained of his own
compliants. He spent the day with
one of his sons here and after lie
had gone to his home for the day,
he felt bad at night when he had a
slight hemorrhage. The next morn
ing he decided to go to the Ruth
erford hospital for an examination,
and. while being examined, his
heart failed.
Funeral Here Thursday.
The funeral of Dr. Gold will be
conducted from the First Baptist*
church on Thursday morning at 10
o'clock by Dr. Zeno Wall and Rev
Rush Padgett. He was a Baptist
and a member of the Second Bap
tist church here at the time of his
death, he having lived in Shelby up
until 18 months ago.
Dr. Gold was 69 years of age last
December. He began the practice of
medicine at the age of 21 and re
ceived his medical education in At
lanta and Baltimore. During the 43
years he practised he was active
and esteemed by his host of friends
and patients. Being a physician of
the early days he was close to the
hearts of his people and served not
only as physician, but counsellor,
comforter and companion.
Started 4,000 Lives.
During his long practice he serv
ed as stork for the delivery of 4.000
new boms in Cleveland and Ruther
ford counties, most of his residence
being In the Polkvtlie section near
the line.
In.1927 when Dr. Gold was liv ing
(Continued On Pag« Eight!
Death Saddens
Entire County
UNEXPECTED—The passlnr yes
terday of Dr. G. M. Gold, veteran
physician, county commissioner, and
former Shelby alderman, came as a
shock to all Shelby and Cleveland
county as he was one of the coun
ty's most widely known and most
beloved cltiiens. I Star Photo.)
City Prepares To
Entertain Veterans
Uit Minute Touches Brin* Put On
For Gathering Of Spanish
American Reunion.
The entertainment committee ap
pointed for the North Carolina en
campment of Spanish-Ameritan
war veterans here Monday and
Tuesday of next week informs that
all plans are working out smoothiy
and that by the end of the week
the city will be pretty well prepar
ed to take care of the big Influx of
visitors, near 1,000 being expected.
Since the hotels of the city will
not be able to accommodate all the
veterans and their families citizens
of Shelby will be asked to open
their homes to accord them hospi
tality. Those who will do so should
telephone or get in touch with
Capt. J. Frank Roberts.
The program of the convention
will be published in Friday's 8tar.
Over Seven Thousand Children
h Rural Schools Of Cleveland
Ten Thousand Enrolled. -5,341 In
High Schools. Principals And
Opening Dates.
There arre 10.238 children en
rolled in the rural schools of Cleve
land county with an average at
tendance of 7,160 according to fig
ures made public today by Prof.
J. H. Grigg, county superintendent
of education.
In the same announcement Supt
Grigg gave the opening dates for
the schools this year together with
the principals of the high schools.
The rural enrollment follows:
white colored total
High school _847 — 847
Elementary _6.743 2,648 9.931
Total _7,590 2.648 10.238
Average attendance:
white colored total
High school _701 - 701
Elementary _4,642 1.817 6.4.19
Total ..5.343 1,187 7.160
In 6-Month Schools.
Of the 7,590 whites enrolled :n
the rural schools 2.892 are in sis
month schools and 4,698 are In
eight months schools.
Two hundred and thirty-one w’’i'c
teachers are employed in the rural
schools, 35 in high schools and 196
in rural schools, while there are 61
colored teachers in the rural school
system of the county.
Open July 29.
The eight months schools of the
county will open on July 29 this
year, Supt. Grigg states, with the
exception of the following: No J
township school will probably open
on July 22, Casar on August 6. and
Dover mill on September 2.
Principals Named.
The principals of the various
schools are listed as follows:
Lattimore — Lawton Blanton:
Mooresboro, J. D. Huggins; No. 8.
J. L. Dennis; Piedmont. W. O
Burns: Casar, H. M. Loy; Bclwood
C. A. Ledford; Fallston, W. R. Gary;
Park Grace, Mrs. J. K. Nickels;
Waco, F. W. Simpson: Grover, B.
F. Bird: Dover mill, G. T. Grec >
way; Patterson Springs, M. R.
Biggers; Earl, J. W. Davis; Boil
ing Springs, not named.
The last three schools, he adfs,
will operate for eight months for
the first time this year.
The information above was given
out at the suoerintendent's office
Flying Circus Here
For Next Three Days
Three Planes Piloted By Experts
Will Perform On Aviation
Field Here.
A flying circus will be held in
Shelby at the aviation field at
Cleveland Springs Friday, Saturday
and Sunday when Miss Mabel Cody
and her flying daredevils come with
three modern planes. Besides Miss
Cody there are two army pl'ots
from North Carolina. Ed Newkirk
of North Wilkesboro and Rex
Rickner of Asheville. The stunt
work will be done by Jesse Exum
who will make a test Jump of a
new parachute. Then one of the
pilots will fly an American Eagle
plane for a mile or more upside
down and the planes will fly in
formation and give an interesting
exhibition over the city on these
three days.
Here Tomorrow.
One of the Cody planes, It is an
nounced, will be at the airport here
Thursday, July 4. to aid in the day 3
picnic program of the Cleveland
Cloth mill.
There will be a parachute drop,
a real dare-devil performance at 4
o'clock. Since it is a holiday event
and hundreds will be at the airport
it is announced that for Thursday
only passengers will be taken up
for one cent per pound, with a mini
mum charge of $1 for children.
The flying circus may remain fer
tile reunion of veterans Monday
and Tuesday.
Barbecue July 4th
At Sunnyside Lake
H. A. Dover who operates the
Sunnyside Lake between Kings
Mountain and Grover plans a big
barbecue on July 4 and many vis
itors are expected to enjoy swim
ming and boating at this new re
creation park.
following the regular monthly me ,*t
ing of the county board of educa
tion Monday.
Finding Of Bloody Clothing In
Attic Described In King Trial
!
Cleveland Man
Faces Bigamy
Charge Soon
Mathis To fio On Trial At Gaffney
Next H>fk When Court
Bruins.
Gaffney, S C July 5—When the
summer term of court, convenes
July 8. Oscar Mathis young man
from Cleveland county. N. C . will
probably be brought, before Judge
Thomas Sense to explain why he
felt, that he was entitled to two
wives
Early this spring Mathis brought
a young North Carolina girl here
and married her. Before the honey
moon was over the girl’s father
swore out a warrant for Mathis and
he was separated from his bride
and brought here to jail where he
stayed several weeks. Shortly after
he was arrested he told a reporter
that, he thought It would be all
right to marry a second time be
cause the first girl he married was
living with another man.
Another Baseball
Player To Columbus
Clftf Cllnf Uivn To .loin Cousin
On Southeastern League
Team
Cleve Cline, son of Frank Cline,
former baseball and football star at
Shelby High and Bolling Springs
college, left Shelby yesterday for
Columbus. Georgia, where he Joins
the Columbus team of the South
eastern league.
Cline will not be altogether home
sick, for his cousin. Cline Owens
Lee. who Jumped from Shelby's
championship school team to the
leading hitter of the Columbus club,
la playing second base there. Cleve
will make his debut in the outfield.
Apparently down Georgia way
they have secured the Shelby be
lief—that any youth with Cline In
his name and from Cleveland coun.
ty can slam a baseball. One of the
Columbus outfielders has been hit
ting poorly for some time and Mon.
day a telegram came to Shelby for
Cleve to report In time to play in
the morning game at Columbus on
Thursday, July 4. He hBs been play
ing this summer with Forest City.
Lee yesterday dropped from the
leading hitter of the Columbus club
to second place, his average now
being .333
(Note: More county baseball
items and sporting news on inside
page.)
Couples Of Section
Married In Gaffney
The following couples from this
section of North Carolina were
married In Oaffney. South Caro
lina. last week, according to The
Gaffney Ledger.
Everett Orayson McNeely and
Alma Ethel Hastings, both of Lawn
dale; Louis L. Lovelace and Callio
Doster, both of Ellenboro; A. B
Cobb. jr., and Bertie Patterson, both
of Kings Mountain; Frank Ellis and
Verdie Green, both of Shelby; Floyd
Grigg and Mary Sandsing, both of
Shelby; Marvin Hardin and Nellie
Emory, both of Cliffside.
Shelby Firemen
Given State Fund
The Shelby fire department is one
of the 125 North Carolina fire de
partments which will share in the
annual allotment of the Firemen's
Relief Fund this year, it is announc
cd from Raleigh. The Shelby de
partment will receive $307.74 The
Kings Mountain fire department
will receive $113.62.
Cross-Examination Has Suggestion That
King’s Suit Might Have Been Planted
There. Philadelphia Doctor To Testify
This Afternoon About Blood Spots On
Clothing. State Will Not Complete Evi
dence Before Thursday Night.
iBy ERNEST JACKSON.)
Court House. Chester. S. C, July 3. (1 p. in.)—The finding of till
bloody clothing In the attic of the King home at Sharon, evidence te
vhieh the prosecution appears to attach great Importance, was describe
rd to the Jury by J. Frank Faulkner, chief of police of York, immedlateij
after the convening of court today.
Mr. Faulkner said he visited the house at the request of Sheriff
Quinn and other officers. In looking in a closet of the home that open
ed through the top into the attic he said he saw signs that some one hat!
climbed lip there into the attic and he went up to Investigate.
Clothes Over Celling.
"After looking around with a
flashlight I found a bundle of
clothes over the ceiling of the
piazza," he said
The clothes, consisting of a man'.,
suit and shirt were offered in evid
ence Mr. Faulkner said they bore
blood stains.
"Plant" Suggested
He was subjected to a grueling
crass examination, during which lie
was bombarded with questions as to
why he went to the King house and
other queries tending to suggest
that the clothing had been "plant
ed "
W. A Fairies, mechanic of Sha
ron. testified that he had seen
King wear the suit a short time be
fore (he death of Mrs. King
Pressed on cross examination for
the exact time he had last seen the
suit, on King, he said It might have
been as long as three weeks bef ve
Mrs. King's death.
Quinn On Stand.
Sheriff F. E. Quinn, took the wit
ness stand at 11 o’clock and at. 12:30
the cross examination had Just be
gun
Philadelphia Doctor.
He produced specimens of cloth
clipped from the bloody suit and
from Mrs. King's dress and six
chips he said were taken from th*
floor of the King house. He said ill
these specimens had been sent to
Dr. John A. Kolmer of Philadelphia
for analysis of the blood stains. Dr.
Kolmer is in the courtroom and is
expected to testify this afternoon,
l ong Trial Seen.
Solicitor Hines said at noon today
that the state could not complete
the presentation of Its evidence be
i fore tomorrow night.
PHYSICIAN SAYS DEATH
WAS NOT BY POISONING
Chester, S. C . July 2— A phy
sician testified this afternoon that
it would have been impossible for a
person to have died in the posture
that neighbors found the body of
Faye Wilson King. Sharon, S. C.
French teacher, on the night of
January 25.
Appearing as a state's witness in
the ease in which Rale F. King of
Shelby, the woman's husband is
charged with her murder. Dr. C. C.
Burrus. family physician of the
Kings, declared the relaxation of the
muscles would have precluded th?
possibility of her remaining with her
arms stretched upward
To make it more dramatic, Ar
thur L. Gaston. attorney for the
prosecution, lay on his back in
front of the jury, demonstrating
just how the neighbors had found
Mrs. King's body in the outhouse
near her home and then had Dr.
Burrus point out what muscular
contraction would change the posi
tion. The physician was on the wit
ness stand almost two hours. De
fense Attorney B. T. Falls, of Shel
by, subjecting him to the most sev
ere cross examination that has ‘ali
en to the lot of any state witnesses.
The fact that Dr. Burrus had in
his first autopsy given as his opin
ion that Mrs, King died oP poison
ing. and after the second autopsy
that she had been choked was used
by Falls as a lever to attempt to
discredit the doctor's testimony.
Local Militia Boys Leave
For Summer Camp Saturday
Company K. Will Slay Two It eoks
At Camp Glenn, Morrheart
City.
The Cleveland county militia unit
of the national guard, Company K,
will entrain here Saturday after
noon for Camp Glenn. Morehead
City, for their annual two weeks
encampment.
Hie local soldiers will leave over
the Seaboard at 5:27 ibocnd special
cars for the guardsmen going down
ly the sea for the.r yearly training,
hast year Company K -.pent its an
nual encampment at Camp Jack
son. Columbia, being switched back
to Camp Glenn this yean a change
that meets with general approval
along the ranks.
Company K will carry three com
missioned officers—Capt. Peyton
McSwain and Lieuts Mik? Austell
and H. C. Long——together with 60
noncommissioned officers and intn.
"You passed over the marks on
her throat and examined only he*
stomach the first time,” Falls In.
qulred incredulously.
"That was all Dr. Saye was in
structed to do," replied the witness
He contended he had been asked te
assist Dr. J. H. Saye in the autopsy
"Were you not satisfied she died
Irom poisoning?”
“I thought it probable.”
"And you went away with only a
supposition?"
Dr. Burr us insisted again he wa*
only called In to aid Dr. Saye.
Later Falls demanded to know
why Dr. Burrus had not examined
the liver, kidneys, heart and othei
organs in the effort to discover
poison to which Dr. Burrus made
the reply that he was not an ex
pert on autopsies.
“Don't you think common hon
esty should have made you tell that
you were not capable of making an
autopsy, then?” Falls thundered.
The fact that Dr. Burrus had
made an affidavit that Mrs. King
died by being choked with a cord or
rope and that there were not acara
on the back of her neck or directly
on the front was used by Falls In
some bitter questioning. A subse
quent witness. B. L. Robertson, of
Clemson college, chemist, testified
that after a chemical examinatlsn
of the stomach he waa convinced
the person whose stomach he exam
irved had not died of poisoning. He
described in some detail the man
ner in which he eliminated various
poison.
Evidence In King
Case Given Tuesday
Hoey Scores For Defense Keren)
Times Cross Examining
Witnesses.
Chester, July 2.—Mrs. Margaret
Gartman, registered nurse of Ashe
ville, was the first witness for the
state Tuesday.
She said she was visiting h«r
mother near Sharon, S. C„ and
went to the King home the night
Mrs. King's body was found.
Nursed In King Rome.
The witness told of giving nursing
service to King and others at the
household
A spot of blood was seen on the
sill of the kitchen door, the next
morning she said. She also noticed
that the kitchen floor was damp
and wet.
The nurse said she also saw a
can of “Red Devil" Lye on the
back porch. There was about a tea
spoonful of lye In the can, she
added.
The following morning Mrs. Gart
man said King sat up in bed and
calmly smoked a cigarette.
Eyes Not Swollen.
That morning she said. Kings
eyes were not red and swollen. Al
though the night before he had ap
peared to be weeping strongly and
covered his face with a handker
chief.
That night she testified. King had
said he wished that he could take
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Road Maintenance
Crew At Polkville
First Secondary Road In The County
Under New System Is
Taken Over.
A road maintenance crew word
ing under the direction of the state
highway commission arrived Mon
day and will maintain headquarters
at Polkville for the up-keep of tin
county road from Shelby via Union
Polkville and Casar and back 1rU
highway 18 at Belwood. In tbi
equipment are a number of rose
drags, scraps, trucks and tractor*
and they will set to work at once
maintenance this road which Rep
resentative O. M. MuH of this coun
ty had placed unde state highway
control a few months a-o
    

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