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VOL. X.XXV1I, No. 48
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SHELBY, N. C.
WEDNESDAY. APB. 22, 1901
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.
LA TE NEW:
Cotton, per lb._......... 10 Uc up
Cotton Seed, per bu ........ 87 lie
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Cloudy and rain in east and
central portions tonight and on
coast Thursday. Colder tonight in
east and central, and on coast
Asheville, April 22.—A new batch
of indictments against persons al
leged to have been implicated in
failures of banks in Buncombe coun
ty and resulting loss of huge sums
of public funds on deposit, were re
turned yesterday by the Buncombe
county grand jury. Two new names,
those of J. E. Gibson, former city
secretary-treasurer, and Charles N.
Malone, former bond attorney for
the city, and attorney for the Bun
combe county board of education,
were included in the list of defend
ants in yesterday's list of indict
ments. Additional indictments in
volving Luke Lea, of Nashville.
Tenn., final irier: Lake Lea, jr., his
son, and E. P. Chariet. treasurer of
the Tennessee Publishing Company,
also were returned.
Widow of W. R, Putnam Succumbs
After Three Tears Illness, lias
Sister 99 Years Old.
Mrs. Annie Putnam. Widow of VV,
R. Putnam died at her home in
South Shelby Tuesday evening at
7 o'clock following an illness , or
three years, during which time she
lias been confined to her room
Mrs. Putnam was 89 years of age
lost May and a member of a long
• tired family. One ,living sister/ Mrs.
Elizabeth Houser will celebrate her
300th birthday anniversary' if she
lives until August of this year. Other
members of her family who lived
well past eighty were Dr. Rufus
Beam who died at 84, Mrs. Hulda
Elliott who reached 93 and Mrs.
Hattie Jenkins Garlock who lived to
Mrs. Putnam possessed a brilliant
mind and made the best of her 11m
; ed opportunities for an education.
It is said she read constantly and
could wr ite poetry with perfect ease
She won a most industrious woman
and possessed a wonderful person
ality'. • ' -i
Two years ago her husband died,
l-aving surviving three children,
Cameron Putnam and Mrs. J. C.
Y.'hisnant of Shelby, Mrs. w. C.
Stroup and Mrs. Minn'" I,. Ooltriarp'
of Pineville. Two sisters, Mrs. E3>a
beth Houser of Shelby and Mrs.
Susan Thomas of Henrietta and
three brothers, Johnnie Beam ot
Calif., Joshua Beam of Gaffney, S.
C. and Coiumbus Beam, of near
'.Vaco also survive.
Funeral services will be conduct
'd at 11 o'clock Tlmrsday morning
by Rev. J. w. Buttle at Prospect
church where she held her member
ship since childhood.
City To Lav Side
walk, Mayion School
VViU Also Lay Curb Around School
Parkway. To Sell Property
At the meeting of the city coun
cil held in the city hall last night
it was decided to put down 275 lin
eal feet of sidewalk in front of the
South Shelby school building and
curb the parkway about 260 feet in
front of the building.
It was also decided and ordered
by the city council that all property
on which taxes hare not been paid
for the years 1929 and 1931 will be
advertised and sold. Clerks In the
city hall are now preparing the list
which they hope to have ready for
publication the first week in May in
order to comply with the law.
Uses His Pistol To
CollechDebt Of $1
A dollar Is a dollar and a sum of
money not to be scoffed at In these
times. That’s the way Will Miller,
Shelby colored man, looks at It, and
as a result Shelby police are look
ing for Will today
will Proctor, according to Infor
mation officers picked up, owed
Will Miller a dollar. In Freedmon
yesterday they started arguing abou*
the dollar. Finally Miller yanked out
his gun and his trigger finger start
ed twitching, Proctor’s feet started
working about the same time and
Miller started firing and following
He chased Proctor all the way to
the Seaboard station and fired five
shots, none of which struck Prdctor.
Extend Bass Season.
The open season for bass was to
have closed on April 20, but it is r.n
noimced by Game Warden H. C.
Ining. for the information of loca'
Waltons, that the season has been
extended 10 days, until April 30. It
will then be closed for 40 days dic
ing the spawning period.
Clint Newton, County Solicitor
Dies Today—Former School
Head; Funeral Here Thursday
Orator And Bible Teacher Succumb?,
To Peculiar Kidney Trouble
At Age 37 years.
Attorney J. Clint Newton died
this morning at 6:40 o'clock at the
Shelby hospital and will be buried
Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, the
' funeral service to be conducted by
| liia pastor, Dr. Zeno Wall from the
| First Baptist church where he
i taught a Bible class of young men
I-for a number of years.
For six years Mr. Newton served
efficiently us county superintendent
of schools, which position he gave
up to study law. After completing
his law course he associated himself
with Attorney D. Z. Newton and was
elected county solicitor last year. He
was educated at Piedmont high
school and at Wake Forest college,
and later taught in the McCallie
-'school for boys at Chattanooga,
Term., for a number of years. As an
orator he had few equals, as a Bible
student and a Christian gentleman
he was recognized as an outstanding
Orator and Lay Leader.
News of his death quickly spread
over the city and vest, a gloom of
profound sorrow among his innum
erable host of friends for Mr. New
ton was one of the most popular
men in the county and an outstand
ing Christian lay leader. For the
past several years he had been suf
fering with an hereditary cystic
kidney trouble. The best medical at
tention of the country was sought,
carrying him to Johns Hopkins hos
pital. Baltimore, Md., where his case
was studied by specialists. While a
cystic kidney is more or less unusual
In individual cases, the hereditary
fact was phenominal in that only
one other family in Germany is
known to have the hereditary trait.
Mr. Newton was elected county
solicitor last fall and took the oath
of office in December. Since then
his condition did not permit him to
prosecute his docket all of the time
and attend to his other duties as
Bible teacher and attorney, but he
had treat physical endurance and
centured out as often as he could
He became ill again a few days ago
and was taken to the Shelby hospi
tal Sunday night. There the end
came peacefully this morning at
6:40. He regained consciousness
shortly before he died.
Wife And Three Children
Mr. Newton was born in upper
Cleveland 37 years ago, February 1
of this year. Eleven years ago he. was
married to Miss Lillion Eaker, a
most devoted, cheerful and hopeful
companion. She survives with three
children, Clint, jr„ Gene and Betty,
together with two brothers, Frank
and Ausney Newton of Shelby end
one sister, Mrs. Hattie Mull of
Casar. His saintly mother, Mrs, El
len Newton, age 71, also survives.
His father John A. Newton, one of
the leading citizens of upper Cleve
land, two sisters, Mrs. Octavia Wai -
lick and Mrs. Essie Brackett and
two brothers. Dr. Alex Newton and
Clarence Newton preceded him to
Interment will be in Sunset ceme
tery after the funeral services to
morrow at 3 o'clock at the First
| Baptist church.
Court Closes To
No sessions of the Cleveland coun
ty recorder's court will be held to
day or tomorrow out of respect to
Solicitor J. Clint Newton, who died
early today. This was announced
this morning by Judge Maurice 11.
Sn&gs Big Catfish
One of the largest blue catfish
ever caught in this section grabbed
a worm on the line of Clyde Cham
pion yesterday at Lake Lure. The
fish weighetl four and a quarter
Court House To
Close For Newton
“The county court house will
be closed at 2 o'clock Thurs
day for the remainder of the
day in tribute to Hon. J. Clint
Newton, one of the county of
ficers,” stated A. E. Cline,
county accountant this morn
Mr. Newton was one of the
best loved citizens of the coun
ty and being an official in the
capacity of county solicitor
and former county superin
tendent of schools. It was
thought appropriate and a
deserved recognition of this
beloved pnbllc servant.
This entire section was grieved by
the death early this morning. In the
hospital here, of Solicitor J. Clint
Newton (above), one of Cleveland's
most prominent young leaders. < Star
Corn Crop Here
Crop Is Smaller
CJood Increase On Corn Acreage.
Cooks For Largest Wheat
If corn and wheat wilt help
tarn the trick. Cleveland county '
farmer* will this year come
near living at home than ever
That was the opinion expressed
today by County Farm Agent R W.
The farm agent has been travel
ing about the county quite a bit in
the last week or so, and the major
portion of the com crop, he says, 1?
already in the ground but som;
planting is still underw ay.
A Big Crop.
“There isn't any doubt about an
Increase in corn acreage,” Mr. Shoff
ner stated. “And the best part of it
is that the Increase is well divided
over the county with every farmer
putting in more corn than last year ”
The acreage devoted to cotton by
the State's largest cotton county
has been reduced somewhat, but by
no great amount. "I would esti
mate,” the farm agent says, ‘ that
the cotton acreage is being cut from
10 to 12 percent.” Cotton planting
is now underw ay in all sections of
Another encouraging live-at-home
sign is the prospective increase in
“Unless I miss my guess, and
many farmers are of the same opin
ion, this fall will see Cleveland
county’s greatest wheat crop,” Shoff
Berry Sucked Into
Lung By Small Boy
Boiling Springs Youth Taken To
Charlotte To Have Berry
j*e min eu.
Waylaud Bridges, aged abour B
year?, of the Boiling Springs sec
tion, Shelby Route 2, was taken to
Charlotte today to have a cheney.
berry removed from his lung.
The youtli sucked the bery into
his lung some time Tuesday. He was
rushed to the hospital here and was
taken to Charlote this morning to
have a specialist remove it.
Visit In Raleigh
Members of the teacher training
department of the city schools and
their instructor, Miss Louise Gill,
left today for Raleigh fo attend the
State Educational meeting. Those
going were Misses Elsie and Eliza
beth Gidneji, Irene Roberts. Sara
Riviere; Sara Hoyle, Edna Harr ill
Rebecca Hamrick, Lucille Blanton.
Mary Faye Dellinger, Sara Harris
and Lurlene Grigg.
Prof. B. I. Smith, city superin
tendent, end Pro'. J. H. Grigg, coun
ty superintendent, will leave for Ra
leigh after the Newton funeral to
Revolt Flares in Honduras
A military revolutionary movement in Northern Hondura.. -la. eavtos
the safety of more than 1,000 Americans. Reports from the .'.one of
revolt indicate that severe fighting; has taken place at Ceiba and Pro
gress). United States cruisers have been rushed from Nicaragua to
protect American citizens in the new disturbed area of Latin-America.
(Upper 1 An aerial row of the City of Teguicigalpa. where U. S.
Minister Julius G. Lay (inset.) is keeping Washington posted over the
revolt. (Lower) Map of the war zone to whose ports American erui
■ers have been rushed.
So-Called Luxury Tax Likely As
Assembly Tax Committee Runs
In Deadlock, Nothing Is Certain
Advocate* Say Senate Will Not
Pass Luxury Tax. House .Might
Raleigh, April 22.—Deadlock jury
reporting last night from the sen
ate-house conference found the com
mittee of 11 no nearer agreement
than when they began and the sen
ate four this evening asked the sen
ate to instruct them as to rhcir *
The senate will, therefore, vote its
preference in sales taxes and lux
ury tax advocates last night said
they had 26 members signed for the
CONTINTEO ON PAGE EIGHT.»
Finals Start Saturday
Dr. .1. A. Honeycutt To Preach Ser
mon. Other Exercises.
Begin April 25.
Finals for the Mooresboro high
school will begin Saturday, April 25
instead of Friday of this week, ac
cording to an announcement by the
principal. On the opening night of
the school commencement there will
be a play entitled “The Path Across
Dr. J. A. Honeycutt will preach
the baccalaureate sermon on Sun-j
day, April 24th, Class day exercises |
will be held on Tuesday, April 28th,'
with graduating exercises to follow
The declamation and reading con
tests will be held on Thursday, Ap
J. R. Green Buried
At Boiling Springs
Prominent Boiling- Springs CHi'en
Succumb* To A Long
J. Robert Green died Monday
night at 7:30 o’clock at his home
after a protracted Illness. Mr. Green
was about 73 years of age and Is
survived by his wife and two child
ren, Mrs. V. H. Hamrick of Boiliny
Springs and Mrs. McClure of i>ts
The funeral service was conducted
Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock a*
Boiling Springs by the pastor, Rev.
J. L. Jenkins and interment, was in
the cemetery there. Mr. Green wtj
widely connected and a highly es
teemed citizen of that community
To Become A Pilot
Holland Branton, of Lattimore,
yesterday began his coure of train
ing in Charlotte to become a licens
ed airplane pilot. He Is taking hi«
training under the Weeks Aircraft
Out Of Jail,
Back Again In
3 Hours Time
This is the filing nf a rec
ord for getting out of jail and
Monday afternoon at flvr
o’clock a young Shelby white
man was released from the
county jail after serving a
sentence of 30 days. At 7:30
two and one-half hours later
he was returned to the jail
charged with drunkenness, the
same offense for which he
served the first sentence.
Today It was said that hr
will likely be sent away to be
cured of the drink habit which
has apparently mastered him
and upset his nervous system.
Here On Friday
Shelb.v Meets Bessemer City hi
Championship Game In
1 OTHER SPORTS PAGE 3»
The Shelby High baseball
team will meet the strong Bes
semer City team here Friday
afternoon in the first game of
the State championship race
for Class B.
Shelby and Bessemer City are In
group four with Forest City, the lat
ter team drawing a bye.
If Shelby should win from Besse
mer City here Friday, Shelby will
play Forest City here Friday we'k.
If Bessemer wins, Forest. City and
Bessemer will play at Forest City.
Bessemer City always has »
strong team and Shelby Is conceded
little more than an even chance of
winning the first series game.
Thursday the Shelby team goes to
Gastonia for an exhibition game
The western groups in Class B.
for the series are arranged as fol
Group one—Bessemer vs Montl
cello at Greensboro April 24; Meb
ane bye, plays Bessemer or Mont-i
cello at Elon College April 29.
Group two — China Grove at
Thomasviile April 24; Mount Airy
b.ve. plays Thomnsnlle or Cnina
Grove at Mount Airy April 28.
Group three—Mount Holly af
Cherryyttle April 24; Btacksoure
bye, plays at Mount Holly or Cher
ryville April 29.
Group four—Bessemer City at
Shelby April 24; Forest City bye,
plays at Shelby May 1 or meets Bes
semer City at Forest City on same
One Week Left \
To Pay County
Tax Levy Here \
Time Limit Up End of Month. Over j
$100,000 Yet Left To
A week from tomorrow la the
deadline in whlcli to pay county
taxes without being advertised.
It was announced today by Sher
iff Irvin M. Allen.
"The law says that all taxes not
paid by May 1 shall be advertised
«nd there will be nothing left for me
to do in carrying out the law ex
cept to publish the delinquent Ust
as It la after the end of the month,"
the sheriff stated.
Working On List.
At the court house today it was
understood that the sheriff’s office
Is already preparing the delinquent
list for publication In The Star,
Those who pay before publishing
date will have their names removed.
Much To Pay.
Approximately $115,000 of the
total county levy of $484,000 remains
to be paid. In other words only a
little more than three-fourths of
the levy has been paid to date.
When the tax books were first
opened collections came in rapidly
but of recent months there ha*
been a steady decline in payment.
For State Meet
Soloists To Greensboro Today.
Championship Band Goes
Five soloists and the brass quartet
from the Shelby high school left to
day by automobile for Greensboro
to participate in the State wide
contests there. Tire young musicians
were accompanied by Mr. O B.
Lewis, music doctor in the city
Thursday at noon t he high school
band. 1930 State champions, will
leave for Greensboro with the am
bition of repeating the conquest of
The solo contests will get under
way In the morning and the band
contest will be held later.
Desire Big Trip.
Should the local school band re
peat Its triumph, of last year and
again win the State championship
an operetta will be arranged for th
purpose of raising funds to send the
band to Tulsa. Oklahoma, to com
pete for the national championship.
Monday night the band and the
five Shelby soloists who will repre
sent this district at Greensboro gave
a concert at the high school audi
torium. The building was packed
and the young musicians made «
fine impression with the soloists
giving numbers with which they
won district honors. Among the dif
ficult selections by the band were
the following: On the Volga, Festi
val Overture, Llestupll, and Beeth
oven's Turkish March.
Waco School Finals
Begin Next Sunday
Rev. H. N, McDlarmid To Preach
Sermon and Supt. B. L. Smith
To Deliver Address.
School commencement exercises
tor the Waco high school will be
gin Sunday afternoorl and close on
Friday evening with Rev. H. N. Mc
Diarmld to deliver the annual ser
mon on Sunday afternoon, April 26,
and Supt. B. L. Smith to deliver the
commencement address on Friday
morning. May 1. The program is
Sermon: Sunday, April 26, 2:30 p.
m. The Rev. H. N. McDtarmid, pas
tor Presbyterian church, Shelby.
Wednesday evening, April 29th,
8:00, music recital and recitation
and declamation contest.
Thursday evening, April 30, 8:00,
operetta, ‘‘Sunny of Sunnyside,” the
Friday morning, May 1. 11:00 a
m. graduation exercises. Address: B.
L. Smith, Supt. Shelby city schools.
Friday evening, 8 o’clock, senior
play, "Eyes of Love.”
All friends and patrons of the
school are cordially invited to at
tend the exercises. Nine students
will be graduated.
At the Shelby hospital yesterday
the bullet was removed from the
thigh of Percy Daniels, colored, who
was shot Friday night at the Eagle
Roller milis. Daniels was shot, it is
said, when he was attempting to get
away with a sack of flour. «
City Election Just
Eleven Days Off Now
Voter* Refuse To Be Aroused Over Contest
For Mayor. Little Talk Is Heard.
The business depression has done something for Shelby
(hat has never been done before. With the biennial city
election only 11 days off the voters of the city absolutely
refuse to become interested in or talk citv polities.
TWo New Men
Seek Places On !
Ledford And Crowder Flic An- !
nouncemrnts For Hoard
Lackey Gets In.
At a late hour Oils morning
the political pot In Shelby start
ed simmering: for the first time
In the present campaign. After
the other election story on this
page was written two candi
dates announced themselves for
the hoard of aldermen and one
candidate for the school board.
The new candidates announcing
for aldermen today were;
J. F Ledford, former alderman, in
Ward One. P. M. Washburn, present
alderman, has already announced in
Robert D. Crowder in Ward Two.
D W. Royster had already announc
ed In that ward.
This means, even 1f other candi
dates do not announce, that there
will be two board contests in ad
dition to the mayor's race. So far
John Bcbenck, jr , has no opposi
tion In Ward Three
For School Board.
Mr. J. Lawrence Lackey let It be
definitely known today that he
would be a candidate for the city
school board. Mr. Lackey’s friends
have been urging him to announce
for some time and recently It was
stated that he might run, but It was
not until today that he agreed to
become a candidate. He is hi the
same ward as H. Clay Cox, member
of the present school board
Hotels And Cafes
John E Floyd, sanitary Inspector
for the state board of health, la in
Shelby this week inspecting hotels,
cafes, barbershops, and milk supply
Today he stated that practically
all uptown barbershops were meet
ing with state sanitary requirements.
His inspection, however, is not com
A grade rating on the hotels and
cafes of the city folloWs:
Hotel Charles, grade A. 97.0.
Isaac Shelby, grade A. 92.5.
Victor Hotel, grade C, 71,0.
Arcade, grade C. 79.0.
Piedmont, grade A. 98.5
Central, grade A, 94 5.
Green Lantern Tea Room, grade
Southern, grade C, 73.0.
City, grade D, 47.0 (closed).
Sanitary Lunch, garde D. 67.5.
Bus Station Cafe, grade D, 58.5.
Peoples, grude B. 84.0.
Grover Boy Struck
By Car, Leg Broken
Herod Ramsey, 10-year-old Orover
boy, is in the Shelby hospital with
his right leg broken as the result of
being struck by an automobile at
The youth was scuffling with
some other boys, it is said, when he
ran in front of an automobile driv
en by Stamey Cook. The accident
according to information was term
Ha* His Hand Cut
By A Saw Tuesday
J. O. Navey, of DeKalb street, is
in the Shelby hospital with a pain
fully cut hand. The right thumb
and several fingers, it is understood,
were pretty badly cut and the bones
fractured in a wood saw Tuesday,
A new brick veneer residence is
being erected by Mr. Sam Thomp
son on the Cleveland Springs road
adjoining the Reid Misenheune."
residence The construction work is'
being done by Contractor Gus
The regular meeting of Cleveland
Lodge 202 A. F. A M. will be
held Friday night at 7;30.
After today there are only four
more days In which candidates may
file announcement, of their intention
to run. Until Tuesday only four men
had announced themselves for the
rour alderm&nic posts. Three others
announced today. The announced
candidates fo rthe board prior to the
three announced today were: P. M,
Washburn, ward one; D. W. Roystei'
ward two; John Schenck, jr., ward
ihree; and z, J. 'Thompson, ward
So far there have been no definite
announcements for the school board
and no talk whatsoever about those
live offices. Presumably the five
members of the present board will
be candidates again, but no formal
announcement has been made to
that effect. A new candidate. J.
Lawrence Lackey, is announced to
In the mayoralty race Mayor Mc
Murry and Ex-Mayor W. N. Dorsey
are the candidates. If either is do
ing any active campaigning it 1^
hard to visualize among voters who
are having less to say than every
before in a mayor s'race. In fact the
general apathy about the matter
has the political observers disturbed.
They cannot figure it out. Two
years ago the city race was a warm*
affair, and four years ago it was
even warmer with more than a half
dozen candidates lined up at the
starting point. But this year it la
impossible to stir up an argument.
To put it as one citizen declared
yesterday, "the people just don’t
seem to care very much. If they do
no more voting than talking, no
more than 250 votes will be cast.”'
Rumors as to what this candidate
or the other may do if elected have
been scattered about the city, but
for some reason or another they
uut nau euougn pan 10 mem
to get anyone excited.
The Star in an effort to ascertain
voting sentiment has asked dozens
of citizens in recent days about the
city races. The replies usually are
something like this: "Don’t hear
anything much about It. Good fish
ing weather, isn't it?” And there
you are. \
ror ju years tile city election in
Shelby hits been one of the colorful
events on the calendar. The entire'
citizenry would get stirred up and
for weeks nothing but the ejection
would be talked. A week from Morj
day the election will be held and
far the interest has been leas than
a contest for township constable.
Mrs. Baker Dies
At King Mount.
Conner Resident of Shelby Passes*
At Age of 66 Years. Husband
Mrs. Simpson Porter Baker, who
for 16 years lived in Shelby where
her husband, D. M. Baker, operated
a hardware store, died in the Lta
colnton hospital Monday night and
was buried this afternoon at Kings
Mountain at 2 o’clock. Funeral serv
ices were conducted at the St. Mat
thews Lutheran church with her
pastor. Rev. C. K. Derrick..in charge,
assisted by Rev. John Mauney, of
Hickory’- Interment was * in the
Mountain Rest cemetery.
Mrs. Baker was born in Union
county. S. C., in 1665 and was mar
ried to Mr. Baker, April 29, 1884.
She was a fine Christian woman
and active in church affairs, a kind
neighbor and sweet spirited char
acter. In 1900 Mr. and Mrs. Baker
moved from Shelby to Kings Moun
tain where he was In the hardware
business for a number of years and
interested In the bank at that place.
Surviving are the husband and
one sister, Mrs. Esther M. Penny,
of Greenville. S. C. A number of
relatives from Shelby attended the
funeral services in Kings Mountain
Mr. Freeman Opens
Cash Grocery Here
J W. Freeman who has Just mov
ed here from Hickory will open to-*
morrow a each grocery store In the
brick store room formerly occupied
by the South Shelby Building and
Loan association In South Shelby.
Mr. Freeman will carry a general
tine of heavy and fancy groceries.