news from flat. rock.
miss jennie veeve brown received
a sad foam message frcrn g?nr(ty
last nite which said her gram pa?/
had suffered a backset with his side
pleurisy and the doctors think
ncwmony has set in on his left lung,
if he dize, he will possibly be fetch
ed here and berried betwixt his 3
wives which have gone on brfoar at
rehober. he will be badly missed by
all concerned, as he is now having to
keep up nearly all of them.
the little soldiers of the first bap
tist church pulled off a play named
—“scatter sunshine” friday evening
in the scholl audy torium and it
was enjoyed by all. the reseats was
handed to the pasture of the church
to help him meet 2 instalments on
his ford which he bought when his
son got his bonus and left 206$ be
our teachers have all gone to
their respectible homes oner count
of the session ended last week with
an entertainment composed of the
entire studdent boddy in a big cot
ton parade, and we all hope both of
them will come back and teech for
us again and not get married like
them 2 did last year after being re
elected to return
Tnr. Jones lost a fine cow by death
last Sunday, he first thought a snake
had bit her, but after holding an
Investigation, he decided that she
Jobbed a fence rail in her side when
she tried to jump over into mr.
mike Clark, rfd. fine patching of
roasting years which will soon be
reddy for the market, her milk will
be badly missed, as she gave 4 gal
lons, but he let her run out a right
smart so’s he woulddent hafter feed
her reglar ansoforth.
the rfd mail rout has benn chang
ed from io in the morning to 5 in
the evening and the man goes
around by smyrny chirch first in
sted of by the mill and that gives
us our papers too late to do anny
thlng with excepp start fires anso
forth. a pea tishion has alreddy
bSnn sent to the p. o. department
in new york asking for a change
back to the old schedule, but as he
is a republican, none of us expect
to be paid anny attention to.
well, mr. editor—the prosperity
you said was jight arc and the cor
ner last month must of turned back
and went the other way. times is so
hard in fiat rock that we hafter
fill our gassyleen tanks only 3 thirds
full now, and some of the farmers
is falling off in wait, rite or foam
if you hear when the farm bored
will do annything for us.
mike Clark, rfd.,
• The Old Place Has Changed So, You'
Would dent Know It.
j I was recently overcome by a
liankering to visit my birth-place—
my home for 12 years of my life,
i That’s a sure sign of the approach J
;of old a^e. 1 was not satisfied to go
'alone, so X hunted up my good
! friend, “mike Clark, rfd" and then
drove a few miles out of my way
jen route to pick up Will Burdette,
jmy boy-hood shirt-tail, rabbit
j hunter, lizard chaser, doodle-digger
When I first arrived at the old
[home-stead, I was surprised to see
how much our dwelling had shrunk
up. It useter be a great, big, long,
broad, capacious house, but today it
is only a 3-room, unceiled, awkward
cabin. While it is the same house,
it is only 3 feet from the ground:
when I practiced falling out of the
pi-izza betwixt the age of 3 and 8,
that house was at least 10 feet above
The orchard—where Will and T
ate green apples and peaches from
the time they budded till frost—was
gone. The old ash-hopper—where I
[■helped mother make lye—was still
[standing. The big field back of the
■barn had dwindled down to about
[one acre. The awful gully "down
to-ards the cow pastor"—as Will
would say—was the only thing
about the plantation that had
grown, and man—that is a first
cousin to the gr and canyon.
I tried to locate the place where
Tolly and Penny (.our favorite
dpgs) slept at night, but somebody
had torn down that shed. The space
where we played marbles at dinner
time—while the mules were eating
—had been corfverted Into a wood
pile. I had no trouble in locating
the very spot where my little bull
yearling kicked me on the side of
the head one Sunday and laid me
up 15 days for repairs. I lived to see
him become a useful ox.
The old oak tree—where every
body—girls—boys—colored folks —
white folks—and visitors skint cats
—had disappeared.. But the “big
slickery-ellum’’ where we had our
grape-vine swing was still there.
Our house had one glass window in
it, the parlor-room—and to this
day, that is the only glass window
in the old shack. The little path
where Will and I was won’t to chase
toad-frogs near sunset was not even
there. We were always careful about
getting too close to toads—on ac
count of their (then) capacity to
Yep, friends—I enjoyed that visit.
Everything and everybody came
back to my mind. Even the mules,
cows, hogs, chickens—plus*6ur one
sheep (Old Tib)—came back in re
Property and Poll Taxes for Cleveland County must
be listed during the month of May, to avoid penalty.
SEE THE FOLLOWING TAX LISTERS
No. 1 Township-J. A. McCraw, Lister.
No. 2 Township-W. C. Hamrick, Lister
No. 3 Township-A. A. Bettis, Lister.
No. 4 Township-H. B. Stowe, Lister.
No. 5 Township-M. P. Harrelson, List
No. 6 Township-T. P. Jenk's, Lister.
No. 7 Township^R. W. McBrayer, List
No. 8 Township-B. P. Jenkins, Lister.
No. 9 Township-C. S. Beam, Lister.
Nb. 10 Township-M. N. Gantt, Lister.
No. 11 Township-Warlick’s Store.
FAILING TO LIST WILL RESULT IN YOUR BEING
PENALIZED BY LAW.
FARM CENSUS: Each farm owner or his agent is
to come prepared to report the acreage of each crop to
be harvested on his or her tenants’ farm this year. Also
acres cultivated, lying out, number of bearing fruit
trees and the tons of fertilizer used for all crops. Pre
pare your list now. This Farm Census is required by
Stale law, but is NOT for taxation purposes.
R. L. WEATHERS, Cleveland County Tax
view before my memory—which was
pleasantly awakened. Some day—
I'm going to pick up my family (of
6) and hunt up Will Burdette and
go down there and eat dinner in
that very old house, and then take
a nap on a “trunkle bed"—if the
tenants should happen to have one.
BITCH OF NEWS
(Special to The Star.)
May 19.—Mrs. A. B. Wood of Max
ton who is visiting her mother. Mrs.
P. P. Gold and relatives made a
very interesting talk Sunday in
Sunday school and W. M. S,
A number of the people in our
community attended the memorial
services at Union Sunday.
Mrs. Hugh Neal of Patterson
Springs is spending a few days
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T,
Mr. Hugh Hoyle's children of
Belwood are visiting their aunt,
Mrs. Geo. E. Gold and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Latham Wilson and
son, Bobble Gold, spent the week
end with Mrs. Wilson's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. M. Gold.
Miss Jane Irvin is home with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Irvin for
the summer holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Yates Brooks, Mr.
and Mrs. C. R. Spangler and fam
ily and Mr. Hugh Neal visited Mr.
and Mrs. T. P. Cabaniss Sunday.
The farmers are progressing fine
with their crops.
Sunday morning our Sunday
school is planning a cradle roll pro
gram. Every mother is asked to
bring fier babe to church.
Beast—I believe that everybody
had a former existence.
Beauty—That sounds reasonable.j
It amuses me to think that I was
probably once a butterfly or a little
Beast—More likely a whale.
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SHELBY, N. C.
(BARGAIN CENTER OF THE COUNTY)
The Bee Hive takes this opportunity to explain
to the people of Shelby and Cleveland county, just
how we run our business. We pay cash for All mer
chandise entering our store. We sell only for cash
and have only one price and always make that
price so low no one can ask us to cut.
We buy so that we are able to always sell our
merchandise at less than the average merchant
pays wholesale for it. You will find cotirteous
clerks to wait on you at the Bee Hive. Our price
policy is well known to almost everyone in Shelby
and Cleveland county for we operate a store at
Forest City known far and wide.
If you do not know our prices, ask your friend.
We quote some of our standard prices below:
ALL LADIES SLIPPERS, £ *
THE FINEST MADE ....^
ALL MEN’S OXFORDS AND
SHOES, THE FINEST MADE Xt
WE CARRY A LARGE STOCK OF MEN’S AND
BOYS’ CLOTHING AND LADIES READY-TO
The Bee Hive
(BARGAIN CENTER OF THE COUNTY)
SHELBY, N. C. — FOREST CITY, N. C.
We take this opportunity of thanking Dr. Royster
and Mr. Paul Webb for their many kindnesses
which enabled us to open as early as we do.