HME OF SUBGON
Big: New York Firm. With Branches
In Leading Cities, Selling At
Kate of Over Million Bottles
Yearly. California Also Using At
v Rate Of lituiion Bottles a Year.
When SargonN^s first given to
the world, well kntwm^authoriUes
predicted it would becomfc one of
the great outstanding health^giving
remedies of the age, but the men of
science who labored lor years to
perfect* it little dreamed it wouij
become a household word >n so
short a time.
According to the statements of
people everywhere who have ac
tually put it to the test, it Is re
storing literally hundreds of thou
sands of weak, rundown, half-sir*,
discouraged men and women by
some of the latest and advanced
methods known to medical science.
The demand for Sargon is prob
ably without parallel in the history
of the drug trade. In the state of
California alone, it will require one
million bottles to supply the peopte
of California during the first twelve
months after it was placed on sale
One big New York firm, with,
wholesale houses in leading cities,
have sold and distributed 908,184
bottles in the past eight months, or
at the rate of one million and a
quarter bottle per year.
Kansas City wholesale and retail
firms have sold and distributed
over 300,000 bottles within twelve
months, or an average of almost
one bottle for every family in the
state of Kansas.
Texas dealers required nine car
loads the first four months. In the
Northwest,' the Twin Cities of
Minneapolis and St. Paul have been
selling at the rate of over *100,000
per year, to say nothing of the im
mense wholesale distribution. Sales
in other sections have been corres
Back of Sargon’s triumph in the
drug stores is Sargon's triumph in
the homes. When a suffering man
or woman finds a medicine that
helps them, they invariably tell
their friends about it, and in this
way the fame of Sargon is spread
ing from coast to coast, sweeping
the country like a great tidal wave.
No matter where you go—North.
East, South or West—Sargon is
bringing health to thousands, and
many foreign countries are new
clamoring for It.
Cleveland Drug Co., agents, ndv.
Around Our TOWN
By RENN DRUM
POETS. PHILOSOPHERS, CRITICS AND ORATORS HAVE FOR
years flooded the world wlthsayings about “fair weather friends;'1 b.t'.
this is to be a story of “bad weather friends"—a local story that might
well be localized by any town out of, or bordering upon, the city class in
It is a Shelby story—a woeful tale of the type this department sel
dom passes on, but this telling may do a bit of good, yet we doubt .t;
It is a Shelby grocer talking—ona
of those home grocers who keeps his
pencil behind his ear and his hand
on the telephone awaiting an order
from Mrs. So-and-so, who usually
rewards his service by permitting
his bill to ride sercneiy from one
month to another:
“This business of being an inde
pendent grocer is a tough one. Its
not so much the competition (he
chain stores and the cash-and-tote
it stores are giving us; it's the treat
ment our home-folks, who claim
they like to trade with home people,
“That rainy spell early ip, Octo
ber gave us a good example. It
rained for several days, you know,
and a person could hardly drive up
town and back without getting soak
ed. Well, for three days in a row.
it was a sight the new customers I
got. My telephone just kept jing
ling. Some of them were old cus
tomers who had left me and whose
business T would be glad tq, have
back, together with some money
some of them still owe me; others
were housewives who had never
traded with me before, and whose
business I would like to have.
“I never filled so many orders in
my life. Every hour or two some of
them would ask for something 1
didn't have in stock and I’d dash
out in the downpour to get it from
someone else. You see, I deliver my
groceries. I just couldn’t under
stand why business came rushing
my way in such a manner. They
likened to worked me and my de
livery boy to death. Poor guy, it
was a miracle how he escaped pneu
monia, going as he did all day in
Then Business Flopped.
“ ‘Will you send so-and-so out to
my house,’ the voices said all d.’y
long for a couple of days. I began
to think, as I rushed about, of trnd^
ing the old chariot for a decent
looking, new flivver. And then.' as
it has always done since Noah's tug
flood, It stopped raining. The sun
peeked out, and at the end of ’he
first sunshiny,day I realized that
I had Just the same number of cus
tomers I had before the rains start
ed. For some peculiar reason not a
one of the new customers called
that day, nor have they call-id
since. Walking perplexedly down
street I saw things which brought
the straight of it to me with a bang
There were my new customers of
the rainy days piling in and out of
the cash-and-tote-it stores.
“My religion bare'y stood the
strain as I thought it over. When
the days were too wet for them to
come after their own groceries, 1
got the orders; but my store was
immediately passed tip when the
weather was such that they might
do their own shopping. Perhaps, if
I get all my bills collected. I made
enough profit during those ruin,'
days to pay off my delivery boy
who kept them all from getting wet
feet while the rains lasted. I hope
so; I must be a soft-hearted cuss or
I couldn't have remained a local
grocer as long as I have. They s:v
that neV business methods will
eventually eliminate all local grow
ers. Mebbe so. but I believe a few
of us will have to stay in business
so that our friends may be served
when the weather is bad.''
Is It Fair?
Likely this will hardly be read be
fore any number of fellows, to
gether with a few housewives, will
start yearning to kick us yihere the
patches begin. Let them begin
punting. The true story above was
not presented with the idea of tak
ing a slam at anyone; rather to keep
a class of real fellows, who get it in
the neck too often, from getting
more slams than they deserve. In
all fairness, we ask you, is it sx
Believe It Or Not.
There's b canary In a cage down
at Jolly's Smokehouse, next to the
Union Trust bank, which sjngs with
a phonograph record of a can .ry
song, and keeps "In tune” while ^o-.
Ing so. If you’re dubious, go down, j
put cn the canary record, and 11
Ebeltoft. who sells Bibles as well
as Billboards and "True Conf<'t
slons,” says that the Bible ma-ket
changes very little from year to
year. The biggest sales, he adds, are
In the fall of the year when the
boys and girls are going away to.
school, and loving mothers always
try to pack a Bible in each bag . .
Rush Thompson, one of Sh * oy’s
most enthusiastic . baseball Ians,
saw his first football game last Sat
urday wheQ "Glory to Old Georgia”
was the closing anthem down .it
Carolina. Now he’s going to sea
every one he can get to. Dr
Charlie Harrill, one of the town's
tooth carpenters, stopped the rcl
yum on the street this week and
asked If we'd seen the latest Hoo
ver badge. Receiving a negative re
ply, he answered "here it Is” and
turned the pocket in which men
usually carry their coin wrong side
out, and in it there was nothing but
a hole—same as our’n. II.
Clay Cox, the wit, may say this
“other side of the story" sentence
should be credited to a Republican
administration, but they do tell us
that a certain Shelby bank took in
more deposits last Saturday tha i m
any one day In its history, the de
posits for the day totalling nea ’er a
half million than a’quarter of a
million. • ,
TO MEET IN SPINDALE
Kutherfordton.—The Sandy Run
Baptist association, which is one of
the nine largest in the state and is
composed of 51 churches in the
counties of Rutherford, Cleveland,
and Cherokee, S C., decided to meet
with the Spencer Baptist church of
Spindale next year, at its"annual
meeting at Sandy Run church.
Mooresboro. Rev. C. C. Matheny of
Alexander was re-elected moderator
while Dr. W. A. Ayers, of Forest
City is vice moderator: G. B. Pruetr,
Ellenboro, clerk: A. M. McKinney.
Ellenboro, assistant clerk and 3. S.
Gettys, Bostic is treasurer. Dr. W
A. Ayers was elected a delegate to
the Southern Eaptlst convention
with the moderator, alternate. In
40 years time the association has
grown from 16 small to 51 'arge
Small Farms at Auction
100 acres sub-divided, No. 18 State Highway now being hard surfaced through the
Plantation Land Lies on Shelby-Gaffny Road, About Five Miles South of Shelby
Sale Date - Wednesday October 30th
Sale Starts 1:30 P. M,
— TERMS ARE LIBERAL —
One third cash, balance in one and two years. This
is a real opportunity to buy farm lands, close to mar
kets, schools, churches; a fine neighborhood. Near
Shelby, Gaffney, Patterson Springs and Earl.
t — TO SETTLE ESTATE —
This sale is made in order to settle the estate of
Horace Elliott. Farm is known as Borders farm and
with state highway running through the tract it is .
bound to enhance in value.
EACH FARM HAS ROAD
State Highway No. 18 splits this farm. Each
tract has road frontage. Strong land making bale
of cotton per acre. Wood, water and two dwelling
VALUABLE PRIZES GIVEN
Be on hand at this sale. $75.00 in Cash and 1,000
Pounds of Sugar given away. You Don’t have to
buy to get these prizes.
This is a real Auction Sale — When we leave the property some one else will
own it as the sale is made in order to settle an estate. No Strings, No Fixed Prices,
No By-Bidding. « \
Don’t Forget the Date—WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER, 30TH, BEGINNING
AT 1:30 ON THE PROPERTY.
EVERYBODY ON THE GROUND PARTICIPATES IN THE PRIZES, RE
GARDLESS OF AGE. (
HARRILL & KING, AGENTS,
R. E. FOSTER, AUCTIONEER.
Keep Gaffney Marriage A Secret.
Mr. Smith In Hurt. Large
(Special to Tlic Star 1
Toluca. Oct. 23.—Miss Wlnnona
Willis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Andy Willis of Toluca nnd Mr. Fred
Eaker son of Mr. and Mrs. Enlas
Raker of Lincoln county motored to
Gaffney, S. C\. September 29, ind
were happily married but did n«t
announce their marriage until
Mr, and Mrs. ,J. A. Huffman and
children and Miss Nora Costner
spent last Tuesday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wright of Falls
Mrs. Mittie Hoyle of Burke coun
ty spent last Tuesday with Mr.;.
Mrs. Texle Boyles and children
spent the week-end with her sister
Mrs, O. V. Mull.
Mr. and Mrs. C G. Boyles were
Shelby visitors last Saturday night
Miss Amy Sue Tillman of B"l
wood spent the week-end with her
cousin Miss Helen Saul.
Misses Ima Carpenter and Solnn
Propst, students of Bolling Spring!
Junior college attended the funera
of Mrs. Jane Hicks last Sundaj
Mr. and Mrs. Owen Seaglc spenl
last Saturday night with Mrs
Seagle's father, Mr. A. C. Costner.
Mr. and Mrs. M. S, Boyles and
Mr. A. C- Costner attended the
singing convention as Wesleys chap
el last Sunday.
Mr. Ellis Sain., son of Mr and
Mrs. Ben Sain was badly hurt last
week when he was thrown from a
wagon In which he was riding. He
was run Into by a car driven by, Mr
Hoyle Cline. It was early in the
morning, Mr. Cline says the sun
blinded him. The wagon was com
Mr. Edwin Costner spent last Sat
urday night at the home of his
grandmother, Mrs. Alice Sain.
Mr. and Mrs, John Mull and
family of Shelby spent the week
end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A. T. Mull.
Mr. and Mrs. Odus Norman of
Belwood spent last Monday night at
the home of Mrs. Not man's sister,
Mr. Alvin Deal.
Miss Ersle Dellinger of Waco was
a dinner guest, of Mr. and Mrs.
Jake Hoyle last Sunday.
Mr. Ralph Carpenter of Boiling
Springs Junior college spent the
week-end at his home on Knot)
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Sain and son.
Thaxter, were dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. J, M. Carpenter on last
Mrs. Horace Sain who is in Lin
coln hospital Is getting along fine.
Mr. and Mrs. Emory Hoyle tiad
as their guests on last Sunday Mrs.
Hoyle's brother, Mr. Crow and a
girl friend of his from Malden.
Mrs. Thurman Saln's Injury is
improving nicely. She will be able
to walk In a short time.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Sain were
Shelby visitors last Monday.
Mrs. F. D. Edwards took from her
patch, a yam weighing 7 pounds.
It was smooth and round, resem
bling a pumpkin.
Had His Nerve.
New York.—Ray Williams was up
for sentence as a robber and gun
“Your honor,’’ he asked, “I want
I a week's adjournment to wind up
my business affairs,"
“Your business affairs! What are
"Well, I hold shares in several
"You certainly have your nerve
with you,” concluded Judge Rosals
ky. "Twenty years.”
Girls used to wear their dresses
so long that they covered their in
step. Nowadays they wear them eo
short that they hardly cover their
By virtue of. the power of/sale
contained in a deed of trust exe
cuted by Worth J. Branton and
wife, to me as trustee, on Septem
ber 14, 1928. and recorded in book
153 of deeds of trust, page fM, se
curing an indebtedness to the
Shelby B. & L. association, and de
fault having been made in the pay- ,
ment thereof, I, as thrustee, will sell
| for cash to the highest bidder at
public auction at the court house
door in the Town of Shelby, N. C.,
Monday, November *5. 1939,
at 12 o'clock M., the following de
scribed real estate:
Situate in the Eastern portion of
the Town of Shelby. N. C„ North of
Highway No. 20, and being part of
the original James A. Wilson land,
and being Lots Nos. 12, 13 and 14,
as shown on plat recorded in Plat
book No. 2. page 5, and being fully
described in a deed from J. L. Blan
ton and wife to Worth Branton,
dated September 7, 1928, reference
being had to said plat and deed for
full description of said lots by
metes and bounds.
This October 22. 1929.
CLYDE R. HOEY. Trustee.
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