North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXXVII, No. 6
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NVEDNE&D’Y, JAN, *14, 1931 Published Monday, Wednesday and
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•*» Matt, tiff rear, tin advance)
off rear, fin advance)
Cotton, per lb. i. 9 to
Cotton Seed, per bu. _ 281ic
Colder Tonight.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: fair, tonight and Thursday
preceded by light snow in east por
tion this afternoon. Colder tonight
with hard freeve to the coast. Slow
ly rising temperature in southwest
portion Thursday.
Rebate Bill Passes,
Raleigh, Ian. 13.—The senate to
day passed a joint resolution in
troduced by Senator Clarkson of
Mecklenburg to request congress to
return 20 per cent of the tax it
collects in this state on tobacco to
North Carolina.
Shelby Nitive
Dies In Florida
Harry Fulienu ider. Soldier, Actor.
And Writer Dies In Hos
pital There.
“A genteel vagabond” as he call
ed him elf has joined his fathers.
Mr. Harry Fullenwider, native
Shelby man. soldier, actor and Writ
er, died Monday of this week in a
Key West, Florida, hospital, accord
ing to a message received here.
Mr. Fullenwider was the son of
the late Eli Fullenwider, and he was
a half-brother of Mrs. Mary Mc
In his young manhood he left
Shelby and travelled into all sec
tions of the country as an actor and
musician. He served with the Ameri
can troops in the Spanish - Am erican
war and for years since the war had
been an inmate of several govern
ment hospitals.
Some years ago he wrote a his
tory of his life in a bo-It entitled
“Forty Years of Genteel Vagabond
Mr. Fullenwider had been spend
ing the summers in Shelby for sev
eral years and was a well known
character about town.
Two or three weeks ago he arriv
ed at Key West and when he be
came ill the local camp of Spanish
Ameriean war veterans wTas noti
fied After establishing his creden
tials as a veteran there ho further
word was heard from him until
Monday when former Sheriff Hugh
A. Logan, commander of the veter
ans here, received a telegram from
(he organisation of veterans at Key
West stating that Mr. Fullenwider
had died.
The message asked about the dis
posal of the body and word was
t ent back for the funeral to be held
there with the Florida camp of
Spanish-American veterans attend
ing to the details.
Owe^ Reviva* At
Boi’ing Springs
Evangelist An 1 Former Missionary
To B —in Services On
Dr. J. C. Owen, former mission
ary to China, will begin a series of
revival meetings at Boiling Springs
Wednesday evening. Jan. 21. Th J
services, at 10:20 In the Tnorn'r.g
and 7 in the evening, will continue
for ten days, it Is announced by
Rev. J. L. Jenkins, the pastor.
Prayer meetings by the students
and others are being held every
evening preparatory to the opening
of the revival.
Dr. Owen is one of the best known
and most able ministers of the de
nomination. He was a missionary in
China during the Boxer rebellion,
and later he was for seven years
Home Board evangelist for Baptist
schools. He has recently conducted
a series of meetings at Mars Hill
college and the Boiling Springs sec
tions feels fortunate in having him
conduct, the services beginning there
next week.
Second Paohst D'ans
More Relief Work
Already 350 People Have Been
Helped. To Collect More Cloth
ing For Needy.
Tonight has been set aside by the
Second Baptist church at South
Shelby for the collection of another
quantity of goods for the relief of
needy families in South and West
Shelby. Every member of the church
and all other citizens are invited to
tying or send groceries, canned
fruit and vegetables and clothing to
the Second Baptist church tonight.
All goods co'lected will be used in
the relief store which has b en op
erated under the auspices of Rev
L. L. Jessup since the middle of
Since this relief store has been
opened over 250 persons have been
provided wi'h food f-om its she'ves
Up to this time, owing to the gen
erosity of the people of the com
munity ,a good stock of groceries
has been on hand, but owing to the
many calls for helo its stock has be
come great!v deleted. MeKni'-ht
and r—n—ntr. roi!»r Hi's,
and Post’s Ra’-ory have made gen
erous contributions and their coop
eration la greatly appreciated.
Set Dates For
Hoey And Webb
Contests Here
First Contest On
Feb. 27
Webb Recitation Contest Coroes On
March •>. Regulations And
Rules Given,
Dates for the Hoey declama
tion contest and the Webb reci
tation and essay contests—
highlights of the school year in
Cleveland . county for many
years—have been set, It was an
' nounced today by J. H. Grigg,
county superintendent of educa
I The Clyde R. Hoey contest will be
'held at the Central school auditor*
j turn here on Friday night, February
j The Selma Webb recitation con
test will be held Friday night. March
6, at which time the winner of the
\ Selma Webb essay contest will also
be announced.
Number Entrants.
! Orm boy from each high reho'o) of
'he county may enter the Hoey con
, test arid the speaking time is limit
’d to 10 minutes.
| One reciter from each high school
■ may enter the recitation contest and
this time is also limited to 10 min
j Each school may submit three es
says each in the e say contest, and
the essays must come within the
limit of a thousand words. The es
fsays should be turned in by Feb
ruary 21.
W*rfer’s fnow
Blan'iets Cleve'and
Ground Covered By Snowfall Early
This Mom'"'. Snowing Again
At Noon.
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If the weather s<"ns of old-timers
"i-an anything, 1931 promises to be
a good crop year.
This section this morning was
blanketed with the fourth snowfall
.of the winter, and already there has
! bten more mow this winter than In
| a period of almost 10 years.
A flurry of snow started falling
around 5 O’clock this morning and
the ground was covered by daylight.
Later in the morning the sun came
out and the light blanket of snow
disappeared rapidly. Just before
noon, however, snow began falling
Parcel Pest Truck
Services City Now
New Service Inaugurated This Week
With Tri'"k E necially Made
For Work.
Parcel post deliveries from the
oost office in Shelby are this week
being made by an especially built
half-ton truck sent here by the
postoffice department.
Heretofore the local office has
hired an automobi’e for the deliver
ies. Such has been the increase In
the parcel po't business in recent
years that the regular delivery truck
was added. Mr. Carlos Self is in
charge of the delivery service as!
Woodmen Da nee.
The Woodmen’s dance, round and;
souare dancing, will be held at the!
W. O. W. hall on East Graham j
. street Saturday night at 8 o’clock, j
Suspect in Sister’s Murder
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! Vernon Limerick, brother of the
slain Beulah Limerick, Wash
ington girl, being escorted to the
station house, following a sea*
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Sion of the Limerick death in
quest, Limerick is held as m
suspect in connection with the
Atkins Again Heads Pizdmont
f Boy Scout Council; 150 Here
For Annual Session Of Leaders
Over 1,600 Boy Scouts In Nine
Counties, 270 Scouts In Cleve
land. B. L. Smith Re-elected.
Over 1 600 boys in nine counties
comprising the Piedmont council,
3oy Scouts of America, are being
served by the executive headquar
ters, it was revealed here Monday
night at the annua! meeting of the
offlcia's. The annual banquet was
held at the Hotel Charles and rep
resentative business men interested
in the Boy Scout movement were
here from the nine counties em
braced by the council.
Atkins Re-Elected.
J. W. Atkins, publisher of the
Gastonia Gazette was re-elected
president for the fourth time, Geo.
Tenent, of Gastonia. wasmade vice
president, Warren Gardner, of Gas
tonia, treasurer; Geo. R. Gillespie,
scout commissioner. Capt. B. L.
Smith of the Shelby city schools
was elected vice president for
Cleveland county.
270 Scouts in Cleveland
Capt. Smith, making the report
of the year's work for Cleveland
county reported that there are 13
active troops in Cleveland and one
under organization at Mooresbpro.
lit the:e troops there are 270 boys.
The rural scout troops are function
ing more efficiently than the
troops in Shelby, Mr. Smith inform
ed the scout officials. Nine troops
from Cleveland were represented at
the scout camp at Lake Lanier last
summer and most of the boys took
a part in the handling of the crowds
at the Kings Mountain battle cele
bration last October.
Dr. tingle Speaks.
Dr. Walter Lingle. president oi
Davidson college, was the principal
speaker at the annual scout meet
ing, taking for his subject, "Is
Scouting Worthwhile?” He put spe
cial emphasis on "service” which the
scout organization encourages
among the boyhood of America, de
I Jonas Hops On Nye; Mentions
Registrar Case In Shelby At
Last Election; Talks Of Fraud
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'Congressman Says He Does Not Be
| lieve Serious Investigation In
( tended By Nye.
! Congressman Charlie Jonas, of
Lincoln ton. defeated in the Novem
ber election, has bobbed up in
Washington headlines again with
i additional talk about alleged ele'e
ion frauds In the last North Caro
in a election.
This time he takes the senatorial
investigating committee, headed by
I Senator Nye, a fellow Republican,
to task for not doing a better job
of unearthing the crookedness oe
i Jonas) claims to exist here.
. ‘‘I have never believed," a Wash
; ington dispatch quotes the Lincrtln
toh man of raying, ‘‘that Senator
Nye Intends seriously to investigate
the North Carolina case If he can
help It.” The representative, the
'dispatch continues, calls it a plain
ase of attempt to whitewash and
caid if the Democrats did not pay
I Nye to come Into the State, and
without serious effort to obtain evi
dence, to give out a statement that
the situation in the State is “re
freshing.'’ then they at least owe
him a debt of gratitude.
In connection with his latest state
merit, Mr. Jonas says “I have never
met or Spoken to Senator Nye or
any other member of the committee
in my life. ’ Local politicians read
ing the statement have wondered if
the wires are not crossed some
where. It was only a Week or two
ago. they point out, that Congress
man Jonas was quoted in the Char
lotte papers as saying he had been
informed by someone connected
with the Nye committee or close to
it that election methods in this
State were as bad as they are in
Pennsylvania. Then comes the dec
laration that he lias never spoken
to any of the Nye group.
In his comment upon alleged elec
tion frauds in Nprth Carolina Mr
Jonas referred to "the registrar In
ihelby.” Just after the election
Pays $1C0 Debt
After 35 Years
It never pays to lose confi
dence in a man. So says Mr.
Jake Eaker, of the Casar set
lion of Cleveland county; and
Mr. Eaker can relate a story
to support his philosophy.
Thirty-five years ago he
loaned a friend S100. Some
years later the friend left this
State. As the years passed_bv
Mr. Eaker retained his belief
in the honesty of the man.
During the holidays he open
ed a Christmas greetings en
velope and found therein a
money order for $100—sent by
U the man who borrowed that
amount In 1895.
Newton Law Office
Moved On Tuesday
first Change For D. Z. Newton In
18 Years. In Old Nolan
The offices of the Newton and
Newton law firm, composed of At
torneys D. Z. and J. Clint Newton,
were yesterday moved from the
Courtvlew building adjoining The
Star office to the second floor of
fices of the lineberger building
formerly occupied by the J. B, No-|
lan real estate firm.
The Nolan firm remained In the
same office building, moving several i
doors down the hallway of the same j
When Attorney D. Z Newton i
changt-d hjs location it was his first!
change In 18 years.
Meeting Monday
flub Women To Gather Then To
To Make Plans To Boost
Cotton Trade.
The back-to-cotton movement
rheduled to be held at the Wom
an's club rooms in the Masonic
temple Friday afternoon has been
postponed, it is announced, until
Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
At that time representatives of
the various clubs, merchants and
other cooperative citizens will meet
to foster a program of encouraging
the use of more cotton material.
Mrs. W. D. Anderson, of Gastonia,
will deliver the principal talk, says
Mrs J.' W. Hat bison, head of the
Shelby Woman's club.
Barker Shop Cuts
Tonsorial Prices
Announcing that ‘'everything else
Is going down and so are the bar
bers,” the Central Barber Shop, 1
S. Cook, manager, today announces
a general reductioti in all prices.
Hair cute formerly 35 cents are cut
to 25 cents and shaves reduced from
20 to 15 cents. Other reductions are
In proportion. E. E. 8isk, who for
merly opera"ci a barber shop in
West Shelby, is now associated with j
the Central Shop.
Negroes Rifle
Officers Learn
Pitch Good* Out To
Waiting Autos
Sleuths Work in ir On HI* Cfgar
flt( HobbcrlM Hae l'n
eovered The Method.
The alleged freeing to Shelby, hy
Federal officers and railway de
tects rs. of .stolen cigarette# war
only one step In uncovering a gi
gantic bancth method which, due
to Its modern action, would put
■hame to the activities of Jf sse
Near a dosten colored men. two of
them natives of the Shelby section,
are already Jailed at Hamlet and
elsewhere In connection with Inter
state robberies of freight trains
while in motion.
Saving l.ittle.
Sleuths who were here attempt
ing to learn if a "fence" for dts
oosal of stolen goods was not being
operated in Khelby had little to
say about their activities. Detec
fives, successful ones, are usually
tight-lipped. Some Information
about their extended activities seem,
however, to have leaked out.
By some ruse a negro was appre -
hended at Hamlet in connection
with a cigarette robbery. He was
ersuaded to talk and in doing so, It
: said, that he told where and how,
Shelby being one of the places
named, that he and his gang dispos
ed of the goods taken from freight
t cars. -
The unusual angle of the negro a
I confession and subsequent develop*
i ments, officer;, say. Is that he and
"his pals robbed the box cars "on
| the wing,"
I Due to the fact that officers are
! rlving out litt le public Informal'or.
' about the round-up until It is com
; plete, full details of sleuthing re
; suits so far are not, known.
A fairly authentic version is that
the negroes, specialising in cigar
j ettes. have been starting their op
I orations near Hamlet, a railroad
' center in this state, and ending
them across the line In South Car
olina. As a freight train, it Is un
derstood, would pull out of Hamlet
[ several negro men would board it
break box car seals and enter
[Meantime an automobile containing
| several other negroes would follow
a highway running parallel to the
railroad. At designated points along
the road, while the train was at fv 1
speed the stolen goods would be
tossed from the car to be picked up
by the occupants In the automob.le.
After the loot had been pitched out
the negroes working in the cars
would drop off at the next grade
and be picked up by their compan
ions in the automobile. As a result
of this activity, carried on for some
time, "hot'' cigarettes are said to
be scattered all over the two states.
'Among the negroes named in the
work were Ed Tool, Vance Jennings
John Henry Wilson, Willie Derry,
Charlie Johnson, Ben Derry and
others. Pool, Shelby police officers
say. was sent to prison from Shelby
on a robbery charge and has not
been .out of the pen so very long.
Bury Mrs. Anthony
At Pleasant Hill
Was Last Of Her Immediate Fam
ily. Three Children Survive
Funeral services for Mrs. Lenore
Anthony, aged 79, were conducted
Tuesday at Pleasant Hill church by
Rev. D. G. Washburn assisted by
*tev. Mr. Lowe and Rev. Mr. Hides.
Mrs Anthony, who lived near
Kings Mountain, died on Sunday.
She was the widow of Watt An
thony who passed away about three
| years ago. Mrs. Anthony was the
i daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Martin Roberts and the last of bf-i
immediate family. She had been a
member of the Pleasant Hill church
since girlhood and was a beloved
Christian woman.
Three children survive as follows
i Mrs. Mary Houser. Mrs. P. K. Hr -
| nion and Mr. Arthur Anthony. An
other daughter. Mrs. Plato Parker
; mother of Mrs. Peyton McSwain
; and Mrs. G. R. Hamrick, died some
[years ago. A number of grandchil
! ciren and great grandchildren also
Checker Match On
At York On 15th
The finst, ot a series of checker
matches between a team from
Cleveland and Rutherford counties
and a York, South Carolina, team
will be held at York Thursday, Jan
uary 15, instead of the 22nd as first
New Directors Of
First National
R. T. LeGrand. above, and ('has.
I* Eskridge, below, are new direc
tors of the First National Bank
here. They were elected to fill n
canclee caused by the deaths of
Judge James L. Webb and Mr. A. C.
Miller.—(Star Photo. 1
Eskridge 4«</
LeGrand Named
Bank Directors
_ I
First National Stockholders in An
nual Mealing Here
Messrs. Chas. L. Eskridge and It. ’
T. LeGrand are the two new men)*!
bers of the board of directors of j
the First National Bank of Shelby, i
They were elected to the board
at the annual meeting of the First
National stockholders yesterday.
Messrsy Eskridge and LeGrand fill
the vacancies on the board caused j
I by the death of two veteran direc- i
tors, the late Judge James L. Webb ,
and Mr. Andrew' C. Miller. ]
At the same meeting resolutions
were drawn up honoring the two de
| ceased members ol’ the board, their
loyalty and cooperation in the
growth of the bank and community.
Other members of the board are
Chas. C. Blanton, John F Sohinck.
L. A. Gettys, Clyde R. Hoey, O. Max
iGardner. J. Frank Roberts, Paul!
Webb. George Blanton and Forrest j
May Switch Routing
Of Highway In City
Hamrick Firm In
Business 35 Years
Oni' Of Two Firms Operating C«n
tlnumiih litre For Three
Thirty-five years ago an am
hit ious young man started seif
|r>jr Jewelry In a little rented
corner of ,i drygoods store
which stood where the Wool
worth store. Is today. This week
his firm, one of the only two
wiilrh has been In business in
Shelby continuously for 35 years,
is celebrating Its 35th anni
The young man wayT, W. Ham
rick. and tha firm today Is known
ns the T W Hamrick company
one of the best known Jewelry firms
in this section,
The only ether business in the
city which ha* been In operation
continuously for that period of time
is the Fbrltoii bookstore.
Hnost For Adertising.
Art angle of interest to the long
life of both firms Is that It has
been practically three decades since
an Issue of The Star appeared with
out, an Ebeltoft ad. and It has been
more than a quarter of a century
since the Hamrick firm has mi.-cirri
a single week of newspaper adver
Prom his small stand where he
first: entered business Mr. Hanuick
moved to a corner In a hardware
storeroom where the Union Trust
company now operates. About 25
years ago hit brother, Frank Ham
rick. entered the firm with ntm
They brrllt the brick store building
they now occupy, on North La Fay
ette street, some 20 years ago.
McSwain Head Of
Senate Committee
Chairman Corporation Commission
Committee. Edwards On Five
* Committees
Cleveland County's represenf atlves
in the Oenetai Assembly now In
session were honored In the {Missing
out of committee posts yesterday.
Lieutenant-Governor Fountain
appointed Senator Peyton McSwain
as chairman of the Corporation
Commission committee. Pull com
mittee appointments In the Senate
were not announced at the time so
it is not known how many com
mittees the senator from this dis
trict was named upon. '
In the House, Representative
Henry B. Edwards, of Cleveland, was
named on five committees by Speak
er Willis Smith. These committees
were Appropriations, Judiciary No.
a. Manufacture and Labor. Public
Roads, and Congressional Districts:
Junior Installation.
At a recent meeting of the Shelby
Council 436 of the Junior Order the
new officers for the first term of
1931. District Deputy M J. Canipe.
of Vale', had charge of the installa
tion, Deputy Canipe also told of his
visit to the orphans home at Tipton.
Has Old Coins.
Mr J, w. Craft, of CherryvUl©
route one, has two old fifty-cent
pieces which have been in hi; pos
session since he was nine years of
age. One was coined In 1809 and
the other In 1836,
j Al Smith Asks Republicans For
Apology About Campaign Matter
Used Against Norris; Was False
‘ Distributed Copies Oi suiement
Which Smith Says He Never
Washington Jan, 15—Alfred E
Smith. Democratic presideniial can
didate in 1928, has written Senator
Wagner; Democrat. New York, say
ing the Reri blican national com
mittee owed him an apology for
permitting H. Lucas to distribute
800,000 copies at a <vet carte on
carrying ‘'false statements.”
Lucas, ex-director of the nation
al committee, has testified before
the senate campaign funds com
mittee that he personally paid for
the cartoons and had them distrib
uted in Nebraska against Senator
Norris, Republican Independent,
and in other states against Demo
cratic senatorial cendidates.
j. Vomer Governor Smith’s letter
was read before the Nye committed
on the suggestion of Senator Wag
ner, a merabei of the committee
"I have been following the testl-j
mony before the Nye committee
concerning the cartoon entitled ’A1
Smith-Raskob Idea of Happiness’,”
| Smith wrote “The text of if ha s
i been laid before me. I find that the
| whole cartoon hinges on the follow
ing statement. 'To my mind the
' Democratic party will soon be in
j control und will make this a happv
I as well as V prosperous nation, 'fire
| Democratic party has always look
ed for the common good and oppos
ed oppressive laws and sumptuary
This statement which purpost to
come from me as of August 21 was
never issued by me. At that time in
August the Joel Parker Association
of Newark, N. J„ was holding cn
annual reunion and dinner. I re
fused the invitation to attend U:e
dinner but on August 19 some ovar
enthuslastlc admirer of mine sent a
telegram to the association ami
signed my name to it. My firs
knowledge of it was when I saw t tie i
newspaper headlines quoting me ’ j
Proposal To Route
No* 20 Anew
Mayor MVMnrry llnderstood Ta
llair Talked Matter Over
With Officials.
There is a likelihood. The
, Star learns, (hat In the nest
year nr m, the routing of
Highway 20 th.oufrh the city of
| Shelby will be switched so as
not to pass through the main
business nertio nof the city.
I Highway 20 now enters Shelpy
form the east along the Cleveland
Spiings' road, up Warren street
by the court square, and. to. tha
western limits of the city along the
same street.
Proposed Route.
The proposed change, it Is under
stood. would have the highway
veer to the light near the Huss
Cline residence on the Cleveland
Springs road, at the Catholic Grave,
and follow Suttle street to Sumter
street then out Sumter street, over
the Southern railway overhead
bridge, by the city athletic field, on
out through Lovers Lane to re-en
ter the present highway Just on this
side of the Broad river bridge.
If so routed paving would be re
quired over a stretch of a mile or
more, as only a portion of Sumter
street along that route is paved now.
Two Bfnflits,
Advocates of the change point oui
it Is sold, two benefits by re-rout
ing the highway. The first point is
safety; by following the proposed
route the West Warren street grad-9
crossing would be eliminated. The
second is that routing of through
traffic on a street a block from the
square would serve to alleviate traf
• flc congestion In the main businejs
section. Another point Is that pav
ing work which would be required
by the new route would serve the
purpose of giving employment to
numerous workers.
The proposal. The Star learns,
was discussed by Mayor 8. A. Mc
j Murry with officials' W'hile he was
I in Raleigh last week attending a
i meeting of mayors.
So far as is known no definite
action has been taken.
Pellagra Killing
More Than Other
Diseases Combined
Death Rate Dfscunsed. Prevention
By Diet Talked. Ltve
nt-Home Idea.
Raleigh, Jan 14,—Pellagra to*
day is taking the lives of more
North Carolinians than smallpox,
typhoid fever, diphtheria, whooping
cough and scarlet fever combined,
according to a statement by Dr. IS.
A. Taylor, acting state health of
ficer, .
During the first 11 months Of 193#
there were 945 deaths due to pel
lagra as compared with a total of
622 deaths irom all of the above
named diseases. Due to modern me
thods. smallpox is killing less people
in a year than automobiles kill in a
Dr Taylor',) statement follows:
‘‘There arc 417 cases reported U»
the Bureau of Epidemiology of the
State Board of Health during 1930.
The death rate from this disease has
increased from 11.5 per 100,000 po
pulation in 1922 to 32.9 during 1929
and while the total deaths for 1930
have not been compiled, it is believed
that the death rate will reach the
high peak of 34 per cent, per 100.000
population when figures become
"An analysis of the cases of pel
j la era reported reveals the fact that
3105 cases wore reported among fe
males as compared with 994 among
males . The disease is almost three
times as prevalent among females
as among males. A majority of the
cases occurred in females between
the ages of 30 and 35, 107 cases oc
curred under the age of 5. The
disease is decidedly more prevalent
I among the whites than colored, only
1411 cases being reported among the
colored and 2654 among the whites.
‘The above figures do not tell the
whole story for It has been estimated
that for every death due to pellagra
there are at least 20 cases, which
give North Carolina, according to
this calculation, 18,900 active cases
of the disease for the first 11 month*
of 1930.
"Pellagra is a deficiency diseas*
eovriNnau on page eight.)
Officers Return.
Deputise Gus JoBy. Bob KendrfcB
and Henry McKinney have return
ed from Raleigh where they carried
seven prisoners, sentenced at the
last term of Superior court here, t*
the State prison.

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