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    Loire and Slxshooters
The executions take place Immed
iately on the arrival. There to no
further ceremony, only the execu
tioner walks 'round the edifice car
rying the dripping head, held high
whilst his attendants cry Izaga.
This was the second victim ex
ecuted on account of the chiefs
melancholy illness and as he was a
powerful Nabob being brother to
the king of all the river Enkomis
these executions would continue
until he had completely recovered.
Before leaving Angola for the
coast I received my mall from Liv
erpool and reading this was a de
lightful pastime. As the waterway
Is wide and deep to the mouth of
the river there was no need for
sounding so that 1 had a delightful
After my mother's letter the most
Important was from a young college
friend. We were always together at
school and he felt lonely after my
departure for Africa. He was born
In Peru. South America. He was the
son of an Englishman who wander
stone had been broken to pieces,
the grave had been opened and be
ing only a few feet from the edge
of the island was gradually being
washed away. I removed this with
what remained of T-to the cen
tre of the Island but was surprised
to find T——'s head had been re
moved entirely, together with por
tions of the gravestone, whtoh I put
together but. I could not have un
derstood the inscription on it if I
had not had T-'s mother’s letter,
which however proved a clue to his
family and likewise his standing
with his people who held a very
prominent place amongst the Brit
ish aristocracy.
Vessels entering the river were
forced to use the main channel
which was deep at low tide and
went close to the island on tire
north side. This island was a good
landmark for entering vessels and
could easily be told as there were
two tali decayed upas trees on it,
in which a colony of huge vampires
made their home. These trees were
easily seen from a long distance
“You've got to knok blacks; read their minds by looking into their eyes.
That's how I picked my gunbearer, Renchero "
ed to Peru .and had married an Inca
chief's daughter and become the
owner of a famous silver mine. He
had died and had left a tremendous
fortune to Little Peru, who was my
best friend and always remained so.
Besides hi* affectionate letter he
had sent me two long six-shooters,
especially made for big game
By about noon we were at the
seaside. And thanks to my good at
tendant Renchoro we found a nice
little village nestled In a large Plndo
or plantation owned at one time by
the father of Nina the goddess. On
his death he had freed all his slaves
who had married and formed quite
a colony of peaceable natives.
From T——’s Mother.
The chief of these liberated slaves
spoke English fairly well and show
ed me a little casket or box Inlaid
with mother of pearl which his mas
ter had put in hlg care. On opening
this I found two old faded tintypes.
One was T— and the other was a
lady that might be his mother. T-—
was well clad and wore a hunting
jacket and hunting leggings. The
other photo was a bust and on her
head was something that looked
like a small ornament of Jewels. The
face and the rest of the bust was
so faded and indistinct I could
make nothing of it.
In the box I also round a letter
from Tr—“-’s mother, a very affec
tionate letter and she had begged
h m to come home, etc. The, con
^ ■ tents of this letter I shall never di
vulge for conscience sake. A small
copybook, etc., told me that T——
had taught little Nina how to write,
this I was pleased witjr, as Nina
would have perhaps not have for
gotten yet.
This I found later was correct, as
far as reading went, so that I could
always smuggle In a short note to
the goddess when I used to visit the
temple to make a wish. It was cus
tomary to make a visit by Isoga’s
congregation. The suppliant gener
ally had his wish granted if his
present was sufficiently large to
please the spirits, whom I found
• easy to satisfy.
The Grave Opened.
I bought the casket and contents
from the old slave for four bottles
of trade rum. This old slave also
pointed out to me the Island where
his master was burled at the en
trance to the Ogowe River. I visit
ed this and easily found it. The
Dr. D. M. Morrison
Office Days: Every Wednesday
And Friday.
Woolwerth Bid*. Shelby, N. t
Eyes Scientifically Examined.
Glasses Fitted, Lenses Dupli
cated, Broken Frames
seaward and made splendid beacons
but gave the Island an uncanny ap
The Marriage Certificate.
I also found T-—’a marriage cer
tificate with his wife’s name. They
were married at Princess Island
and T—— had first met his wife In
Madeira. They were legally married.
The goddess had, I should say every
right to whatever property or title
would have been her father's, as
her elder brother was killed In
Northern Nigeria by a British pa
trol who came up with Josef Car
lella and his band of Morocco des
ert thieves. This I proved to be true
by the Nigerian Protectorate Border
patrol. T-'s son had fought It out
with the rest, as the law of nomads
is no surrender. He was killed on
the Lake Chad road.
As I had made ally my prepara
tions for my return up the Ogowe
I left early next morning by the
light of' the moon. At Angola I de
spatched four men with my over
land mail which went via Lake
Azingo. Needless to say I hud writ
ten a long letter to Little Peru, my
bosom friend, telling him all about
the goddess and who she really was.
I also told him that foj; her sake
I had determined to take away the
large ruby and replace It by rfn imi
tation. It- would be risky but I would
chance it. He could sell it In Liv
erpool or New York after he had It
valued, and with the money real
ized we could educate Nina whom I
Intended to steal off later on. I
drew a sketch of the precious stone
and told him to have the imitation
slightly pitted so as to show weath
I must have the two Imitations by
next mall if possible as I would
make the attempt soon to change
the true ruby for an imitation. Once
I had it in my possession I would
send it to him so he would have
plenty of time to change it Into
cash. I told Peru I thought the best
market for the ruby was New York,
U. S. A. I also gave him a good
description of the English girl. In
due course I received the two imi
Nina's Stepfather.
On my next trip up the river I
came to the lake country. The peo
ple inhabiting these lakes are Gal
was or, Eningas. The country is rul
ed by small chiefs, many of whom
I visited; they would invariably
Trench Foot
■•war* Athlata’s Foot
Why suffer from the queer skin
ng: severe Itching of
Kff' *“4 **•*• cracking, peeling skin,
bllstsrs. Ringworm. Trench Foot or
«and Itch, when you can avoid )n
qulckiy heal your skin
f- Nlaone Nlxoderm? Bused
if“nou* English Hospital for
^ v,r,!i. ?y a leading Lon
don skin specialist. Or. Nixon's Nix
oderiQ ftet* with urmtsinir snepd h«
aj^Ujfned for thif SnfculSi
skin di®PH8o, Nlxoderm sruarnn
teed rt mist stitch and mhckto
h^ak‘# °r ““ °“aU
trot, out their wives and you were
told to pick out one or more, and
not to feel lonesome In his town.
One morning I saw a huge bull
elephant making directly for our
aide of the river. His skin hung
loose about his sides and legs which
reminded one of mud colored over
alls His ponderous and nodding
head carried splendid large black
Ivories whilst his large ears moved
slowly keeping time with his leis
urely stride.
The Rascal Elephant
The old rascal elephant was well
known to the natives who dwelt on
the Island he had paid them yearly
visits from time out of mind, he was
a night prowler and had killed many
of the natives on his rounds and he
always destroyed more than he
could eat. This dangerous Pacy
derme was called by the nickname
of OJuga (which means hunger and
starvation) producer of want and
As he left the water he headed
for the rocky-hlll-side quite close to
us and commenced to climb up
wards but gave me no chance for a
sure kill. Up he went and as the
hill was very steep he seemed to be
climbing a ladder. He took his time
but never stopped, he was a splen
did climber. About one hundred
fret above the water he trumpeted,
his ears were up but he was tall on.
As the path was small and dan
gerous he had signalled ahead that
he was coming and wanted a clear
road. Suddenly he turned with ears
still up. I fired. No result. I fired
again with a rifle quickly handed
to me by my boy who was good at
the job and always behind me load
ing up. Another shot behind the
ear, no result. He quickened his
pace and disappeared. I Jumped to
the sandbank with my boy and as I
pointed my rifle the rascal fell
backward, the shots had taken ef
He was quite 200 feet high when
he fell backwards, bringing what
seemed the hill With him, down,
down he came with a few tons of
loosened rock and a cloud of dust
with him and fell Into the river
about ten yards from the canoe
with his head on the sandbank and
his huge body in the water.
(To be continued)
Scout Boys Receive
Merit Advancement
Court of Honor Held in Court
House Fqr Last Time This
( Special to The Star.)
The local court of honor mot at
the court house May 4. This was the
final court'of the spring. The next
court win be held In early fall The
scouts of the local court show a de
crease In Interest. The members of
the court were Mr. J. A. Propst
Hugh Arrowood, Dale Kalter, R. W.
Shoffner, Lindsey Dali and W. C.
Abernethy. The following received
Tenderfoot—Howard Caveny, Jas.
Holcomb, Jack Baber, Carl May
Second class—Alfred Bowman
First class—Malcolm Wallace, Lee
Turner, Robert Weathers.
Agriculture—Flay Kale Clyde
Ledbetter. Clarence Smith.
Astronomy— Glenn M. Simmons.
Book binding—Flay Kale, Arthur
Nix James Eaker, Jack McKee
Cement work—Glenn M. Sim
Cotton farming—J. A. Propst
First aid to animals—Ralph Kale
C. B, Poston, Eugene Poston.
Handicraft—Ben Jenkins jr.( Mar
shal Ivester, Cecil Powell.
Personal Health—Charles E.
plumbing—Glenn M. Simmons,
Public health—Eugene Post' u,
Ralph Kale.
Radio—Glenn M. Simmons.
Many a speaker thinks more
about his speech after he makes it
One way to please the public if
to say nice things about the public
Time passes rapidly for a bust
man; only the loafer finds the houis
long. i
Personally, we don't know the an
swer, but the nation can well af
ford to put some thought on what
will happen If the railroads are put
out of business.
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Gardner Kept Hands Off Sales Tax
Fight Except When Invited To Talk
Ninth District Opposed Tax L'pon
Little Man. Plan New
(Greensboro News.)
Raleigh.—Without luxuriating in
the luxury tax, Governor Gardner
sat back with satisfaction that he
had kept hands off scrupulously in
the contest which Is virtually at
His excellency came into the fight
only as an innocent bystander and
by invitation of the general assem
bly to speak his mind. The gossip
about the capital had been for
many years that the rich young
ruler has ties in piedmont North
Carolina which bind him to a pow
erful industrial group now able to:
dominate the tax thinking of the
state. To make the thing balder, thej
story went over the earth that Gov
ernor’s big interest in Winston
Salem stood between him and a per
fect service to all the people. Just
how it was figured out that Forsyth
and Durham and Gaston and Meck
lenburg and Cleveland and Guil
ford residents are not folks is not
now explained; but men who have
appeared for those groups are called
lobbyists and hirelings of the pre
datory interests; men who represent
the agrarian counties are patriots.
And so his excellency stood between
these two fires, whilst a third group
sniped at him for not joining them
against both of the other cabals.
Attacked Born ideas.
After days and weeks the gover
nor appeared. To the utter conster
nation of his critics he bounded
upon both sales tax Ideas somewhat
akin to the Rowan Dutchman
watching two Republicans in that
county fight, said in sentiment:
“Between them two damned dawgs
I ain't got no ruthers.” Between lux
uary and general sales Mr. Gardner
made no choice. He reprobated both
as thoroughly unsound economical
principles and gave as his opinion
that they would not do the work.
Winston-Salemites were sorely dis
pleased. They had Joined the east
ern North Carolina group and help
ed them to put over the general
sales tax later. When the easterners
got the westerners thoroughly put,
the battle was won. There would
have been no form of sales tax writ
ten by either house had the Forsyth
trio stood up against the general
sales tax. And had the counties out
lying, not to mention the Republi
can balance of power, stood against
all kinds of sales tax, (the easterns
had lost. But the situation now is
novel. The western Republican Join
ed the eastern Democrats. And the
east pan shut its eyes and trade the
west out of its birthright any day.
None of which considerations
Governor Gardner discusses or even
appears to have in his mind. His
satisfaction grows out of these facts:
The 1928 Democratic state conven
tion went out of its way to put down
the sales tax. The 1930 state con
vention Just as definitely declined
even to consider such a revenue
measure. Governor Gardner came
into office on the platform of 1928
and the 1930 state convention was
a dumb on sale stax as a frog in
dog days. The platform on which he
ran made no concession whatsoever
to the sales tax and the platform in
mid-term was equally opposed to
this measure. By all the party shib
boleths this measure had no place
in state policy. The governor had
ay. opinion on the subject, but he
was dogmatic about it.
Did Not Try To Beat It.
The governor never has believed
that he had power enough to beat
tlie sales tax. He felt from the first
that it would be adopted and he
was without record on the issue un
til he was prodded. Many persons
At The
H Critical Time la
Every Woman’s
"During a critical
time In my life I took
Cardul for several
months. I had hot
flashes. I would sud
denly get dizzy and
seem blind. X would
get faint and have no
My nerves were on
edge. I would not
sleep at night.
"Cardul did won*
ders for me. I rec
ommend It to all
women who are pass
ing through the criti
cal period of change.
X have found it a fine
medicine.”—tin. s*ttn
Muiyky, Poplar Bluff, Mo,
Cardul la a purely vege
table medicine and con
tains no dangerous drugs.
Helps Women to Health
I Tak* Ttodi
I <M Oon*tr
ford'* Bluk-Dru«M
l pat I on, IiKtlfeatton, l
told him that he could defeat both
forms of It, If he tried; but he would
not try. He did nothing to pass the
MacLean bill and nothing to defeat
It. He did oppose an eight months
term two years ago when Mr. Mac
Lean was favoring it without very
great fervor for any sales tax, but
the governor stood against the
eight months term because the six
months costs were so stupendous.
As economist he has shown much
greater wisdom than any member
of the general assembly or any out
sider has shown on the same sub
Now the governor really can lux
uriate, if he wishes. He has a policy
on his hands which he neither wel
comed nor repelled. It came by a
legislature which on the whole has
been very good toward him. He is in
position if its administration works
the financial redemption of th9
state, to profit by it: if it falls it is
still no responsibility of his.
Effect On Politics.
The ninth district in which the
governor lives, was pretty solidly
against the sales tax. Gaston, Meck
lenburg, Burke, Lincoln and Cleve
land stood out well. It is interesting
to note in that connection that Con
gressman Charles A. Jonas, Repub
lican, now retired and interim dis
trict attorney, vehemently opposes
the sales tax. Chairman .Jim Duncan
favors it. There are very few Demo
crats in Raleigh who would give
much for a Democrat's chances to
take the ninth district in the 1932
election with the incubus of the
sales tax In the bailiwick.
A Prospective Platform
But not all the Democrats down
here are blue. While the accepted
sales tax seems to be universally
despised, Democrats believed they
can use it to demagogic account.
They think they can go in 1932
to the state convention and “where
as the financial depression and ag
ricultural stagnation caused by Hoo
ver prosperity and a Republican
administration have cost the state
of North Carolina $83,000,000; and,
* "Whereas, the lass of farm pro
ducts have been so great as to make
it impossible for our government to
run on its revenues regularly deriv
ed requiring a sales tax in this un
precedented Republican panic, be it
"Resolved, that the Democratic
party in state convention assem
bled approve the adoption of such
a tax as a desperate emergency
measure, and that we hereby pledga
its repeal so soon as our state re
covers from the awful blight of Re
Your JVIother goes
I go... this ]VIinute f
AN orphan—Flo called herself
„ that evening we met in the city
— strangers—lonely. After that
tight—I lived for her passionate lips
—lips that enticed me into marriage.
Flo spent wildly— kept me broke
—baby came—and Flo took pneumo
nia. When my poor, old widowed
mother told her house to pay our
hills — she had to live with us. Two
women—one roof—that’s when hell
cut loose! Kind, noble — Ma did all
the work — never complained. Flo
sulked, nagged — even oursed Ma
for kissing baby—for little things—
for nothing at alt.
Then Ma took neuralgia—couldn’t
work. Flo kept growing nastier—
UNTIt—that day Ma broke a pitcher
—trivial thing—a molehill that flared
into a mountain. "Get out — out of
my home, you worthless bag”—Flo
screamed and swinging on me—
"This roof’s too small—she's got to
go, Eddie—or out I go—this minute' 7
"Stop,” I roared. "You’re cruel
as a snake.” Flo moved toward me
—voluptuous arms circled my neck
—“Ma’s sick,” I struggled oo, "No
friends—no place to go — she'd diet
Before you drive her out ’ — Flo’s
lips sought mine—"I’ll see you—
damn you—I’ll see you—you . . .”
Which woman did Eddie choose?
Did bis slavish desire for Flo tear in
to shreds his sense of justice—send
into the streets his aged mother who
worked, sacrificed, fare aH to make
them happy?
Or did destiny force Eddie to drive
from his home this wife who had
made him so happy—had borne hie
child — and whose embraces were
•till an ecstacy be craved Tike dope ?
You simply must read for yourself
helpless husband's own true story of
bow bis wife end mother—loving him
with equal fijfoeness—dragged his
soul through hell and how he finally
solved this terrible domestic tangle,
the like of which has wrecked a
million homes.
and nearly a score of other astound
ing real-life stories including titles*
such as “Love After Marriage,”
“No Man Can Do More,” “When
Suioide Beckons” and “Love at the
Iron Door” —all in June TRUK
STORY MAGAZINE. Get your copy
—read it today I
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True Stor
Bethlehem Section
News Of The Week
Birthday Celebration for J. P. Bla
lock. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin How
ell Have New Girl.
(Special to The Star.)
Bethlehem, May 5.—Sunday was
a beautiful day and a large crowd
attended Sunday school. At 3:00
o'clock the Grover high school com
mencement sermon was preached at
the Bethlehem church.
The aid society met with Mrs. J
I. Hope Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Andrew Watterson entertain
ed the senior class and friends at
his home Saturday night. Every
body had a good time.
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Morris spent
the week-end at Jackson Springs
with Mr. Morris’s people.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Yarbro cele
brated the birthday of her father,
iMr J. P. Blalock Sunday. Those at
tending the dinner were Mr. and
Mrs. Blalock, Misses Plccola and
Gladys Blalock. Mrs. Alvin Hord
and little daughters, Katie Belle and
Margaret. Mrs. Hord and children
are spending this week with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P Bla
The Bethlehem school closed last
week with a successful year. The
average attendance for the year was
86. Perfect attendance were eight.
Mr. and Mrs G. H. Dixon and
daughter, Grace, of Dallas, spent
Sunday afternoon with friends and
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Calvin
Howell, April 29, a daughter
Miss Sarah Pae Mass of Grover
.-pent the week-end with Miss Ruby
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Huskln spent
Sunday with Mrs. B. R. Moss of
Kings Mountain.
(Special to The Star.)
We were glad to have a large
crowd out at Sunday school Sunday.
Our Sunday school IS going on nice
We are glad to report our B. Y.
P. U. Is increasing.
Preaching service as follows: Sat
urday afternoon at 2 o’clock, May 9,
by the pastor, Rev. R. R. Cook and
on Sunday at 11 o’clock by Rev. Ed
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Conner had
as dinner guests Mr. and Mrs. O. D.
Martin and family of Crowder
That is the platform which is in
the making at this stage of devel
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