As Ferguson Fell
Fatally Shot At
(Another of a series of article
written on the Revolution especial
tv for The Star by W. E. White,
Cleveland County historian.)
One of the most interesting events
ol the battle ol Kings Mountain
was the death of Colonel Ferguson.
The gallant British officer had re
solved not*to surrender to the Amer
icans, and when he realized that
victory for his troops was impossible
he Is said to have chosen a few
mounted friends to assist him in an
effort to break through the Ameri
can lines and thus make their es
escape. The herotc attempt to ride
through the Wing line of battle was
unsuccessful. Ferguson was slain and
tils associates were repulsed. As they
lode up to that section ol the Amer
ican ar my commanded by Colonel
Sevier, they were received by a vol
ley of bullets. One Whig soldier:;
named CMlIeland recognized the
English leader and attempted to
shoot him. but his gun snapped.
After his rifle failed to fire, Ciill"
land called Out to a comrade. Rob
ert Young. "There's Ferguson, shoot
him!’’ "Ml try and see what 8wset
ups can do," said Young as he look
aim and fired. At. the report of his
gun Colonel Patrick Ferguson fell to
rise no more. Since vhe brave Brit
ish commander was pierced by sev
eral bullets, it is not known dcim
Rv virtue of lhf power ol sale contained
In a deed or trust executed by Benjamin
K Curtis and wife to C M. Hauser. trus
tee. securing an Indebtedness to the Col
onial Idle Insurance company, of High
Point, N. C„ on August JOth. IMP. said
deed of trust recorded In book 185 of
deeds of trust page 287. In the office or
tilt register of deed? of Cleveland county,
N C . and default having been made In
I he nayinent of the Indebtedness thereby
secured. 1 as trustee, will sell for cash to
The highest bidder at public auction at the
court huusa door In Ute loan of Shelby.
N. C., on
Saturday, May »lh, 1!MI.
at 12 o'clock M the following described
veal estate, situated In No fi township
Cleveland county, N. C. about one mile
east ol Shelby, on highs ay No 20 ad
Joining lands of the Oardner land com
pane. J, D. Allen and others, and bound
ed a* follows::: .
Beginning at an iron stake in the north
edge of the Charlotte-Asheville slate
highway, the same being six Jen from the
edge of the paving, a corner of the Clarri
net hand company, and funs thence a 26
F 780 feet With the north edge of said
highway to a stake, six feet flout the
paving; thence a new Hue N 24 degrees
and 40 minutes 8 BOH.5 feel to a nine ai
the cornet of the woods, thence N 0 10
minutes W. 532 feet to a stone Rodney
Mauney's corner, thence with Mature,vs
lino N, 85 W 288.5 feet to a stake, a cor
ner of the Oardner Luind company, thence
with their line S 8 F. 200 feet to n
stone: thence 8 41 W 870 feet lo the be
ginning, containing ll 61 acres more or
less. Bring the tract dreded B V'. Curtis
and wife, Cora H Curtis, by M. A. Spa it
Bier and wife, and J. t„ guttle, by deed
dated May 27, 1B27, and recorded m book
3-V of deeds, page 500. ol the register's
H office of Cleveland county, N. C., and bv
* the correction deed made by J D Allen
and wife and l.rr B. Weathers and wile on
July 4th, 1#2». and recorded In book 3-Y
page 490 at tha register's office of Clcve.
land county, N. C
The above real estate fs sold subject to
any unpaid taxes that may exist against
This April 4th. 1931
C M HAUSKR, Trustee
Rvburn dr Jloey, Ally* 4i Apr He
>DR. AVPITT BEAM
— PHONE 188 —
Especial Attention To
(DR. S. F. PARKER
— PHYSICIAN —
Office Phones 64 and No. 2
Residence Phone 129-J
T. W. Ebeltoft
.Grocer and Book
Phone *—. 82
Have Your Eyes Examined
DRS. H. D. & R. L.
Office Over Paul Webb &
Son’s Drug Store.
Civil Engineer And
Farm Surveys, Sub-divis
ions, Plats and General
- Phone 417 -
itely who killed him; but Jt is vefy
probable that Robert Young gave
him his lust wound
a tragic death on the American
side wits-that ol Major Chronicle oi
this, .late lie and Lieut. Colour*
liambright were assisting- Colnnei
I Cleveland a fid were leading tneb
I Smith Fork bo> •, up tlie north-ca-t
i end of the mountain where (lie in
jeent was very steep. As they reached j
■ the base ol the ridge Major Cbron-1
■ icle, who was ten paces in advance |
i of hl.s men. raised his military hat !
land gave this cOinmand: '‘Fate lo
the hill;- ' These words were scarce
ly uttered when a bail from the
enemy struck him and ended his
career. Major Chronicle was a youth
tul officer of about 26 years, *-ho
was held in high esteem by all who i
knew him. The spot, where this he-j
rote North Carolinian leli is mat ked
on the battleground at Hires
Another incident worthy or men-1
tiort is that Lieiit. Col. Frederick j
Hambrigbt. a co-worker with Major !
Chronicle, had the misfortune to
get wounded In the light. Near the
close of the action the brave colonel,
while encouraging his men. received
a ball through the thigh which
made an ugly wound that filled his
boat with blood. Finding that Col
onel Hambright was wounded, Sam
uel Moons a soldier from South
Carolina, generously offered to help
him from ins horse The disabled
officer refused the kind offer, say
ing ii would distract the attention
of his men. and as lie did not feel
sick he preterred to remain w th
them as. long as tie could sustain
him self in the saddle Then riding
forward he uxclalmed in his broken
English: "Huzza, my prave poys,
light on a few minutes more and
te buttle vlll be over!" Colonel Fer
guson is said to have overhead UIcm; 1
encouraging words .'which brought
forth tire following response Irom
him: "Hiusza. brave boys, the day F
our 0W11!" This was one of Hie last
utterances of the English leader who,
was slain a lew moments afterward
I My next article will give more
incidents about the bat tle .of is ii ".
Didn't MaktMut h.
•Tin ft self-made man, said the
pugnacious clubman, uian-.s around
the room in the midst ot an argu
"Sir." said one of the older; menw
bars, "we accept your apology "
One timid Point.
Angry Client: The first time 1
wore this coat, -it split down tie’
Tailor: Ail, that shows you how
well we sew our buttons on
SAIH OF 4 Al l \1H I* 1 AU.M PKUlM.lt IV
Under and by virtue of’ the. authority
conferred upon us in a deed of Hum
ecuimf by t' 1. Budges «ncl «iif N»m
M Bridges on the 8tU day ot Kebrua'rv.
192G and. recorded In book ;Ul, page to
we w f!t on Saturday the
hith (lav of May, ITU.
13 <Vc!opk. noon art . the court houae door
in Cleveland county. Shelby N C . set'. at
public auct ton tor rash to tin* highest nici
dor the following land to-.wn
All that piece parrel or 11ftt i of land
situate lying And being in Mo 7 roun
dup count) of Cleveland .‘lute ot North
Carolina, amt adjoin in;: the hinds pi
Berryman Mc3w«m ori the N lands ot l
BIan ton oti the K Uivdg of VV :'N. Dorse
on the H and land' «»i D V c NJiBwan.
and Ella .1 Jones pu the \V and briny
.mots- »mi t.teuUrlv described amt defined
nti follows Beginning ,'hV h. poplar on N
bank ot tiih's brunch, »ut'd.it-t»\-s theper
N a 1*2 K 10 75 Hraips to n Mdne on N
rclge of road. tJichce NV 63 1-2 E 4 95
chain* to a r.-.oue on N edge <•: road
thence N 3«‘ l-2 )•: 1.: 50 chums to a Make
m S edge ot road, them- N 41 ;.-i K \ <
links to » stake ih road, thence S 5.7 K
7.43 ' chains to- irtike In >Via-!. thence S
43 & 4 50 Chains |q.u Make in road
thence s 61 jr. 4*50 chains to » stakem
loud; theme S fit fci H.64 chains tp an.
iron stake in Reuben McSy. ain's line in ’
edge of toad over culvert. thence N, 85 V,
r2 13 <• h« ins to a n. IVoii ;s‘ uk e on head o
branch, thence down the brunch as it
meanders 14 00 c 11.■ in's lb a • .maple on M
bank of brunch, thence down the branch
a* It meander-. general average being »
folouv: S -5 1 -3 VV 10 link's. S 63 4-2 VV
7 75 chains N 77 W 2.55 charms 8. 5 W
173 chains S. 88 W 1 25 chains to .tin:
place of-beginning. n$nt mu mg 38 ■
more m less. Reference is hereby made ».u
that certain deed from it A C, Me.'
Swum »»d wBc to C ’ Ti ridge* *nd u >m
Mora M Bridges dated Feb 27 \$2‘J and
recorded in book I I I. «.t pay* 281- of t!u
Clevehmd eOunD regA.dvj #
Thus sale ts made by rouiiii :of tl -
taihn e oi t* l Bridge^ and u iU\ Noia M
Bridges to pay off and d.^c barge the in
debtedness secured hv v\jd deed ui" trim;'
A deposit of 10 percent will be required
from the purchaser at the sak
This the 1st dev of Api iL J9;i!
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ST A R 1*1 RUSHING FO.
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New Pilot Head
< . VV. <iOLI>
H idelv known ith cine of the fore
ipost life insurance executives of the
country, Charles U. (fold, luiiiiirl
vice president and treasurer of the
Jefferson Standard Cite Insurant'''
company, recently was elected pres
ident of the 148-year old Pilot Idle,
of Greensboro, dir. (fold recently
completed a term as president of the
American Life Convention, com pos
ed of ranking officials of (he lead
ing life insurance coiiinanies of the
And There Are Others.
I'm the happiest man tn I lie
world I. have the bed wife in the
.■ Well, wltn wouldn't be.happy wtlh
hi.s wife In the country?
Women Ask Aid
Of Hoover Power
To Beat Dry Law
Washington—*The aid of President
Hoover m efforts to bring about re
peal of the 18th amendment was
sought by more than 500 fashionably
dressed, feminine opponents of pro
hibition who filed through (tie
White House offices to shake his
Bearing a petition adopted by 1.
100 delegates to a convention of the
Women's organization for National
Prohibition Reform they filled the;
executive offices to overflowing.
Hoover Reserves Comment.
President Hoover received their i
plea as he accepted the pledges of
support brought him in the past
week by two feminine prohibition
conventions- in silence—with a
"pleased to have yon’’ as each filed
Former Senator nerd, of Missouri,
considered by .some a Democratic
presidential candidate paid his re
spects to the convention chairman,
Mrs, Charles Sabin, former Repub
lican national committee woman
from New York: Reed said he
thought well ot the work the wom
en group was doing.
Earner the delegates, in executive
session, listened to reports of uj
swiftly increasing enrollment of
women throughout the country in
die untl-prohibltlon cause.
Organizations Growth Reported.
Among the 32 state chairwomen
present were six who said that in
I wo years their state groups had ex
ceeded in membership t lie corres
! Spring Stays Long
On The New Planet
Flagstaff, Ariz.—Spring is Just
approaching on "Planet X," the
new world discovered a year
ago and now named Pluto.
Along with his spring comes the
Clearing from astronimical skies of
the storm of doubts that broke
when the discovery was announced
last March by Lowell Observatory
Now more amazing than ever
among scientific feats of all time
stand the predictions of the late Dr.
Perch a! Lowell, who forecast the
celestial path where the Lowell as
tronomers had searched many years
for the missing planet.
Recent additional discoveries pre
sent the first fragmentary picture
of conditions on Pluto. His Image,
11000 times fainter than the dimmest
star visible to the naked eye, has.
been found on photographs taken
ponding organizations of the 50
year-old Woman’s Christian Tem
perance union, These states were
New York. Massachusetts, Connec
ticut. Illionis, Michigan, and Mis
souri. The District of Columbia
chairwoman also reported a mem
bership in excess of that of the \V.
C T. U.
From Pensvivania came a report
that a .'1,000.000 anti-prohibition
fund was being raised, and that a
campaign had been opened to elect
"wet" delegates to the 1932 primar
ies. Massachusetts reported women
had been organized in virtually
every large town, while New York
announced a membership of more
than 90 000 women.
j years ago at Flagstaff and other 01
[the world's foremost observatories.
The early pictures have aided
greatly in showing that Pluto cir
cles the sun in an orbit, shaped
about like that of other planets. This
circuit, his “year,” takes about 250
Just now he is three-quarters of
the way around to his point of
closest approach to the sun. This
means it Is spring, a period roughly
equivalent to March. It is spring 250
times longer than ours. Seasons on
Pluto are very different from the
earthly cycle. His winter is long;
This is because he speeds up as he
approaches the sun. In winter he
travels about two miles a second,
but in summer does three miles.
For Pluto the sun is only about
one-twelve-hundredth as bright as
for humans. In mid-winter it is a
tiny disc, but very briliant, while in
“June” it enlarges half a diameter
and'Is more than twice as bright as
ihe change-.lu the sun's size and
also the speeding up in summer are
explained by the shape of the
planet’s orbit. It is more elliptical
than most of other major planets,
with the sun considerably closer to
The orbits of all other planets
could be represented by concentric
rings drawn upon a smooth table
top. But if Pluto's path were drawn
about them, the table would have
to be tilted 17 degrees upward on
one side and 17 downward on the
other, to show the plane where he
travels. At one point he would be
near% directly beneath Neptune's
trail, but hundreds of millions of
Farmer’s Home-Made Plane
With little more material than a motor from his discarded Ford track
and no more training than he could get over his own cornfields, Iiagl
Zimmerman (above), 36-year-old fanner of Omega, Okla., has be
come a practical aviator to the extent of taking his two children ti
their school several miles away each day in this home-made craft.
lit SIM EH OTHER MY E.50 PER M
BETTER EQUIPPED FOR BETTER SERVICE
'• ... •
P'tjdT Ciff iNSDPANcr Company
Substantial increases in assets, re
serves and total income for the year
3 930 are shown in the accompanying
financial statement of the Pilot Life
Insurance Company. These increases
are particularly gratifying, in view of
the fact that tile period will go down
In history as one of the most difficult
from the standpoint of general busi
The certificate of the. Insurance Com
missioners of the states of North Car
olina,. Tennessee, and South Carolina,
which is subscribed to the report, at
tests the completeness and accuracy
of the examination they recently
made of Pilot l.ife.
It is gratifying to me that Mr. A. W
McAlister, in retiring from the presi
dency. has accented the chairmanship
of the Board of Directors.
In succeedin'11- Mr. McAlister as Presi
dent of Pilot I.’fo. 1 pledge to Pilot
policyholders and. to the public- the
continuation of all those fine ideals
and principles which have ever been
n part of the Pilot. It shall he tm*
constant aim end encLavor to aid in
the growth of Pilot Life into an even
greater institution of service and ac
corn plish merit
When the history of the
progress and achieve
ments of the Pilot Life In
surance Company comes
to be written,.one of the
milestones will be the
election of Charles W.
Gold as President of the
company, t am confident
that he has brought into
the organization a dy
namic go-getting quality
which will be productive
of big results and at the
same time will conserve
those principles and prac
tices which have built in
to the structure of the
Pilot Life Insurance Com
pany its outstanding and
priceless asset of public
I r. uoiu s run expe
I rience us one of the found
. rrs and executive? of the
Jefferson Standard Life
Tnsu'-nnce Company, and
a" President of the
American Life Conven
tion furnish him an ad
mirable equipment for his
new position of construc
a. w. McAlister.
Chairman of the Board
C. R. Webb, Agency
C. R. WEBB, Manager
\\. P. Dorsey, Shrlby, X. C.
J. Frfd Simmons, shrlby. X. C,
J. <1. Maunoy, Shelby. X. ('.
s. E. Spansler, Shelby. N. ( .
Carl Kay Webb, Mietb\. \.
R. F Lawrence, Canton. N C,
K (• Finer. Canton. N C.
1MH 81 Kl A I. AGENTS:
W. L. ANGEL, Mgr. ,
i. U. ELMORE. Mgr.
H. 1*. \Yhi»muti, Asst. Mgr.
D C Mosleller, Rose Hill. N C.
Lax Stroud, Ellenboro. N. C.
c M Whisonant, Blacksburg, S C.
G W Hunies. Gaffuey, S. C.
C B, Wilson, Rutherfordtou. N C.
U S. Blois. Tryon. N. C.
C R. Blanton, Columbus. N C.
Mrs W C. Britt, Asheville, N C
J W, Lucas. Mooresboro, N. C.
A. L. Penlaud, Haycsville, N C.
W. G Scopgin; Union Mills, N, C.
G M. Brown. Lincolnton, N C.
C D. Stroup'. Lincolnton. N. C.
G. L. Hensley. Burnsville, N. C
J. F. Reeves, Weavervllle, N. C.
H J Green, Jr Hendersonville, N C.
R R Morris, Forest City, N. C.
Financial Statement of the Pilot Life Insurance Co. for 1930
FIRST MORTGAGE LOANS..... $ 6,242,186 42
On real eetate having a conservatively appraised value of mare
than twice the amount of the loans.
STOCKS AND BONDS AND LOANS ON STOCKS AND BONDS .... 714,153 56
The Company has this sum invested in high grade stocks and
bonds, and loans on the security of similar stocks and bonds.
POLICY LOANS ... .. . ...... 3,974,588.04
This sum has been loaned to policyholders of the Company on
the security of their policies.
CASH IN BANKS ....... . ...869,814.21
The largest portion of this cash is in banks on interest bearing ’
time deposits, properly secured.
REAL ESTATE OWNED BY COMPANY.... ...... .. . 964.488.95
This includes Home Office properly.
INTEREST DUE AND ACCRUED... .. . 210,828.03
This is interest that has been earned on first mortgage loans and
on funds loaned to policyholders.
PREMIUMS DEFERRED OR IN PROCESS OF COLLECTION .. «... 677 283 75
MISCELLANEOUS ASSETS (NET) ..*.. 23,301 70
TOTAL ADMITTED ASSETS .......... . ..... . . . . . $13,576,644.66
RESERVED FUNDS . .,... ............ . $11,743,849.40
These funds are prescribed by law for the protection of Pilot
POLICY CLAIMS IN PROCESS OF PAYMENT ... 120,062 84
These are claims incurred in 1930 for which due proofs had not
been received December SI, 1930.
MISCELLANEOUS LIABILITIES..... 11.5,CO 1.34
This includes an amount set aside for the payment of taxes
SURPLUS PROTECTION TO POLICYHOLDERS .. 1.597,127 99
This sum is made up of capital stocK of $1,000,000 and the sur
plus funds of the Company which, in addition to the reserve funds
and the capital stock, provide greater protection for Pilot policy
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SURPLUS PROTECTION TO POLICY
HOLDERS .......... $13,576,644.66
This is to certify that representatives of the Insurance Departments of North Carolina, Tennessee,
and South Carolina, have just completed an examination of the Pilot Life Insurance Company as re
uuired by law, and the above statement is a full and complete and accurate report of the Company’*
/Signad) r>AX C. BONEY
A. S. CALDWELL
(Signed) S4M B. KING
54% of the Country’* Population Own Life Insurance!
Firm as bed-rock, amid the stress and stradn of financial depressions, lias stood the
great life insurance institution.
Let the Pilot—a strong, time-tested legal reserve company, place the wall of sure pro
tection about you and yours. 4
There's a Pilot Policy to fit eveey need. Ask a ‘‘Pilot To Protection”.
—Pilots To Protection Since 1903—
. GREENSBORO. N. C
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