Parson Would turn
Death Juice Upon
N. C. Victims Free
Rutherford Ex-Divine Make* Only
Condition That He rick
Raleigh—There Is at least one
preacher In North Carolina, or one
who was a preacher before he found
out he could make a better living
wrltin# books, who has no conscien
tious objections to capital punish
ment and who accordingly was
among the nearly 100 applicants for
the Job of Official state Execution
er, lately resigned by one J. E
Thomas, after he had been seeing
the ghosts of the men lie had elec
trocuted pace the corridors of the
The applicant for the job was the
Rev. Arthur Taimadge Abernathy of
Rutherford College. Burke County.
Bxtracta from his letter of applica
tion to Goorge Ross I'ou. superin
tendent of the State Prison, follows:
Cracks Al I'* Newspapers.
"I see In one of the 57 varieties
of doilies that fail to bring me the
news that you are in sore need of a
Statt executioner and that the man
who lands the Job will be allowed
$35 per piece for every gink he
scientifically shoots to Sheol by the
electric limited line
"I have just this hour declined a
job In West Virginia at the surpris
ing sum of Two Thousand Dollars a
Month to act as advance man and
collector for a Psychoanalyst nut
who seems to have more money than
brains, and I really am not much in
need of a job. Somehow', I sort of
got discouraged on the last Job I hid
and swore off. They had a regula
tion or something attached to It.
that X had to work. I never could
tee much wdsdom in working—if you
can get along without it. It never
did appeal to me. I feel certain that
if I had the time and inclination to
gaaette the returns, that X could
prove by statistics and blind-fold
tests that work Is responsible for
perspiration, halitosis, premature
fatigue and doubtless housemaid's
knee. There is an epidemic cf the
latter all over the country now, and
you can see housemaids' knees end
all other sorts, even hand-made
to fix look a long tv ay
before you'll find mere real truth
then in this
Judge "The indictment rays
that in addition to $10,000 you
Oils*ppropri*ted. you took auite
» considerable amount, oi other
valuables, such as watches, jewel
ry and clothlng.
Prlsoner: "Sure. T happened to
remember that money alone
doesn't bring pleasure."
Money isn't everything, but it s
wise to save it. You cm save
money by using SINCLAIR gas
and OPALINE oil exclusively.
The pleasure of driving your car
plus the additional mileage and
motor preservation these pro
ducts afford are in themselves
economical features. Try SIN- !
CLAIR OAS fer power on even i
the steepest hills. I
•'But this fit at r Executioner job
I appeals to me and I would like to
have the Job. provided:
• That the State Executioner be al
lowed to furnish his own subjects.
Then 1 would be willing to under
take the Job without the $25 per
head, and let you eat my lunch each
day I work. There are so many peo
ple I know that I would enjoy turn
ins the State current into, with the
Commonwealth authorities on Ivitd
to sweep up the debris and save me
the trouble of cluttering up the side
walk* with their remains. So if you
can arrange with Governor Gard
ner or Judge Townsend or Nutty W.
O Saunders, or whoever runs that
department, to select, my own vic
tims. I will pari; right up, come
right down and start executing a la
mode. r. D. Q."
The letter was signed “Your bro
ther in crime's closeness."
It 1* understood that the Rev. Mr.
Abernethy's application was refused
because he might enjoy the Job too
FEG-LEGG7D DOG GETS
FOXES QUICK AS OTHERS
Klnst.on.-~A three-legged hunting
dog which chases foxes and rabbits
with the best of them was describee,
today by Dan McLean. The owner
of the honnd straps a wooden leg to
the stump of the beast's missing
limb when he goes hunting, ac
cording to McLean. "The dor;
runs as fast as most fox hounds
with the aid of the "peg." it ap
pears to experience little discom
fort. Of course, there Is a slight
limp, but the owner believes th's
can be eliminated by building up
the peg w ith a tight spring."
McLean said the dog lost the
leg when it was a puppy. It
chased a meat packer's truck load
ed with sausage, and in its eagei
ness to impress the driver got too
close to the front wheels.
The question now is. Which boo’;',
to take with you for a two weeks'
endurance flight.—Tampa Tribune.
Only 2.5 per cent of the dairy
rows in North Carolina are pu v
bred, registered animals
A Well Baby Is A Happy Baby
Dr. Thornton's Easy Tecther
Is used to destroy the germs
that cause stomach and bowel
diseases of teething babies and
older children. It acts on tne
Liver, Kidneys, etc., ridding the
blood and system of impurities.
Pleasant to take as loaf sugar.
Contains no opiates.
Sold by druggists or sent direct
,: for 25c.
I EAST TEETHER MEDICINE,
CO., Westminster, S. C.
For The Best Shoe
Rebuilt And New
Shoes For Sale.
For Singer Sewing
Machines & Parts.
West Marion St. 3rd
Door From Western
Shelby, N. C.
Rocks On Head To
Get Walking Grace
Chicago Beauty Expert Has Plan
To Eliminate Wiggling Of
Shoulder Or Hips.
Chicago.—Teaching women how
to walk without a wiggle of shoul
ders and hips, says one who has
made a living out ot such teaching
demands and interest, in books—
any old books.
Lester Esslg who developed a
"charm” school lrom a costuming
and cosmetic business, first teaches
his pupils how to walk. And to rid
them of the shaking shoulder and
wiggling hip, he starts them walk
ing around with a book or two on
their heads. -
Esslg first taught folk of the
stage how to walk, hold the'r
hands, stand, what to wear and
how to make-up. His admittance of
a few society women opened the
way for all women, and now even]
men are students of grace and
Esaig#thlnks American women do
not know how to walk, and he see*
that as their obstacle to complet;
domination in the international
"They strike the pavement with
their heels and slump their should
ers,” he says. "The slump drops
down and becomes a wiggle when
it reaches the hips. The wiggle 's
"Most, women walk stiff legged
and stiff Jointed. They swing along
from the shoulders. The center of
grace Is In the hips, and In walk
ing the shoulders should be steady
and the head poised."
That’s where the books come In
A shoulder shimmy and a hip
wave can’t be done with a boo*
balanced on the head.
Carmen Sylvia, who taught Uni
versity of Missouri co-eds tote
pretatlve dancing, now coaches Es
sig’s pupils In what to do with the
hands. Forget 'em. Is the axiom,
but not until after the charm can
50 miles from Shelby. A
delightful week-end trip or
evening drive. An Alpine
__ setting on beautiful_
SPECIAL EXCURSION FARES
SATURDAY. AUGUST 2ITII,
Round-Trip Fare From Shelby
N. C. To
Jacksonville, Fla. - 515.50
Tampa. Fla. .. . --- 523.09
Brunswick. Ga. ..512.50
Havana. Cuba . 550.23
Savannah, Ga. ..57,50
Tickets on vale August 24th.
Final limit. Savannih August
31st. Brunswick and Jackaonvilin
Sept. 1st. Other destinations
September 5th. and Havana. Cuba
Round-trip fares to other re
sorts in Florida.
ASK TICXtET AGENTS.
"W» have uaed
for yeara in our
family. I oan
mend it for many
take it for colda
and for con
children, and I
give it to them.
When my little
girl gets bilious, 1 ft.1
or complains of headache,
I give her a treatment of
Black-Draught, and she is
all right in a day or two.
"Sometimes when I have
indigestion from improper
eating. I have headache.
Then I take Black-Draught.
I always feel fresh and
have more energy after I
have taken it"—Mrs. E.
Reich, 2215 East First
Street Austin, Texas.
Ukc CAKDUl la w otcr SO r*am.
didate knows that the thumb should
be so and so. the wrist flexed just
right and the arm correctly poised.
Make-up rules art- against lo-.V
foreheads and bangs and a nose
“tip tilted like a rise—that‘s how
the instructions read—and spit
Essig's wife instructs in “clothes
sense.” That means the student
should have a sports clothes con
sciousness an evening gown ap
preciation. or a bathing suit sense
Long swinging strides are for
chiffon. Length of skirt to set off
sports wear, shorter strides tor
the particular woman also is de
Essig shows the candidates then
progress with motion pictures.
I took Deborah to the play
And later to a fine cafe,
Whereat she promptly put away:
1 order chicken salad;
1 lot assorted vegetables.
The check was large for what I
No matter—for her love T yearn.
And then I did get in return.
1 roguish glance:
1 pat on the arm;
1 whiff of perfumery.
ft's all in the point of view. China
objects to losing its face m the east
and Russia its foot.—Dallas News.
is * Prescription for
Colds, Grippe, Flu, Dengue,
Bilious Fever and Malaria.
It is the most speedy remedy known
Having qualified as csccutor of;
the will of Alice Frances Green, dr- ■
ceased, late of Cleveland county, N
C., this is to notify all persons hav-1
Ing claims against the estate cf
.said deceased, to exhibit them to
the undersigned at Shelby, N. C..
on or before the 13th day of Augm.,
1930, or this notice will be pleaded
in bar of their recovery. All per
sons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate payment, of
This the 13th day of August.
* Wm. UNEBBRGER.
Executor of will of Alice
Frances Green, deceased.
Newton Sc Newton. Attomeyo. -- -
NOTICE OK SALE OK BUILDING
Under and by virtue of the power
and authority conferred on the un
dersigned by an order from Hon. H
F, seawell. jr.. U. S. referee in
bankruptcy, I will on Saturday,
August 31. 1829, at the hour of 12
o'clock noon, on the vacant lot
near the old sample room, at the
rear of the Hotel C'harleg in the
city of Shelby, Cleveland county.
North Carolina, offer for public
sale to the highest bidder for cash
the following described property to
2 John T Byers Machine Co.
hoisting engines and complete rigs;
one Osekosh Mfg. Co. mixer and
boiler, together with other small’
equipment such as pulleys, cable,
blocks, etc. Any one desiring to see
this property can do so by applying
to Mr. Charles Burrus, Atty., „t
Shelby, N. C.
This August. 9. 1923
J. C. PITTMAN. Trustee
•I. W. Stout and Comr«n:.
Bankrupts, Sanford, N C.
' August lt-21-26-30.
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in a certain deed
of trust executed by Fred J. Wright
and wife, Jennie Lee Wright, to
The Commercial National Bank of
High Point, North Carolina, as lo
cal trustee for the Central Trust
company of Charleston, West, Vir
ginia. which deed of trust la of rec
ord in book 150. at page 69, of the
registry of Cleveland county. North
Carolina, said deed of trust having
been given to secure an indebted
ness for forty five hundred ($4500)
dollars, and said indebtedness not
having been paid according to the
terms of payment, and the holder
of the notes thereby secured hav
ing called upon the undersigned
trustee to foreclose said deed of
trust, the undersigned trustee will
offer for sale to the highest bidder
for cash at the court house door
in Shelby, N. C.. at 12 m. on the
31st day of August. 1929, the fol
lowing house and lot in the City
of Shelby, N. C„ described as fol
Being the western portion of lots
Nos. 9 and 10 of the Love property,
which was conveyed to J. H. Whit
wortti and wife, Eva- Mary Whit
worth, by deed dated July 24, 1924.
and of record in the office of the
register of deeds for Cleveland
county. N. C , in book "000", at page
547, reference to which is hereby
mad*. Beginning at a stake in the
line of lot 13: thence w ith the line
of lot 13, south 2 1-2 east. 100 feet
to a stake In the north edge of Sut
tle street: thence with the north
edge of Suttle street east 60 feet
to a stake: thence a new line north
2 1-2 west, 100 feet, to a stake In the
line of lot 11: thence with the line
of lot 11 west 60 feet to the begin
ning. and being the same lot con
veyed by J. H. Whitworth and Eva
Mary Whitworth, his wife, to Fred
J. Wright and wife, Jennie Lee
Wright, by deed of record In the
office of the register of deeds for
Cleveland county, N. C„ in book
3-R, at page 565.
This, the 30th dav of July, 1929 '
THE COMMERCIAL NA
TIONAL BANK OF HIGH
POINT. N. C. Loral Trustee.
Newton <k Newton, Attorneys.
Cows Will Remain
In City Burlington
The City of Burlington hds no in
tention of p'acing a ban on ml'n
cows and thus has put to route an
unfounded rumor which has caused
many cow owners to lodge protests
with officials of the board of aider
Women and their husbands have
come to plead "dependence” on their
cows—to feed the babies. It would
work a hardship on them to be with
out a milker. They had heard they
were to go.
Dr. J. P. Bradley, chairman of the
public health and sanitation com
mittee of the board, stated today
that cowrs have had no consideration
In his recommendations for Im
provements in the existing sanitary
conditions In the city, provided
the premises about them are well
"Cow owners must bear in mini,
however, the right of their neighbors
to be protected from such offense as
a poorly kept cow stable would cre
ate,” Dr. Bradley said. The city
will not hesitate to insist the cow
stable and lot be kept clean, and it
will prosecute when that medium
appeals to be a necessity.
It was the hogpen recommended to
go. From the standpoint of the
public health a hog-pen is a nuis
ance-nothing more or less. Health
officials believe it is next to im
possible to keep a hog from mak
ing a nuisance of himself and a
menace to health.
It is not the desire of Dr. Bradley,
nor of his committee members, to
work a hardship on any individual
or individuals. The fact is apparent
to them, however, that certain san
itary conditions are not what they
should be. In correcting them only
the welfare and health of the citi
zens of the city are involved.
Just A Child.
Fort Worth, Tex.—Little Lou.: '
Smith, who threatened suicide when
tier pet dog was wounded, recon
sidered her decision as a million
other eight-year-olds have done, and
went to "grandma's'’ instead. In
Louise's case it was a distant rela
tive. Meanwhile police searched
every nearby stream for her body.
Another thing modern women*
garb has done: It has put the !
Dance of the Seven Veils com
pletely out of business,—Louisville
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strangers astray in Spain. Take, for
example, the third story in any
public building in Madrid. Actually
it is the eleventh floor.
The ground floor is called “Plso
Bajo,” but it is not counted. Then
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More people have purchased New Buicks during the past
two weeks than in any similar period of any previous year
The New fiuick with Body by Fisher has met with a
veritable landslide of public demand. Many
purchased before ever seeing the car—many thousands
of others placed their orders the first tew days it
was on display—other thousands have been taking
demonstrations and then making Buick their choice.
More Buick owners have entered orders—more men
and women who owned other cars have turned to
Bdick—more people who formerly paid from $1000
to $2000 higher for their automobiles have purchased
Buicks—than ever before during a similar period in
Buick's twenty-six year history.
The total demaud during these two weeks is from three
to five times as great as that for any other automobile
priced above $1200. m
Popularity so overwhelming carries an unmistakable
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