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THE MARKET
Cotton..54 to 6'*r
Cotton seed, per hundred 40c
Nhowprs Likely.
Today's North Carolina Heather
Report: Partly cloudy tonight and
Thursday. Prohablv showers in ex
treme west tonight and in west
Thursday. Warmer in west tonight.
Edison Near Death.
West Orange, N. J., Oct. 7.—Death
Is only a tew days away for Thomas
A. Edison, his personal physician
said yesterday. A bulletin by Dr.
Hubert S. Howe, who has been in
almost constant attendance at the
St-year-old Inventor's bedside, fol
lowed an earlier announcement
there was “little change” in Edi
son's condition. The bulletin de
scribed the mental condition of the
“Wizard of Menlo Park" as “lethar
gis” and said he had lapsed into
semi-consciousness. Dr. Howe's
statement was a definite blow to the
lingering hope <ff Edison's friends
and admirers throughout the world
that his life might be prolonged for
a few more years.
Nurses Graduate
On Friday Night;
Parrott To Speak
Eive Nurses To Graduate From
School of Nursing. Exercises
In High School.
Five nurses will be graduated
from the Shelby hospital school of
nursing on Friday night, of this
week at exercises to be held in the
high school auditorium. The Shelby
hospital is in its ninth year and this
is the seventh annual commence
ment for the school of nursing.
Twenty-three nurses have been
graduated from the institution. The
live who are to receive their di
plomas Friday night of this week
are Margaret L. Allen of Shelby,
Laura E. Shepherd of Wadesboro,
Novella M. White of Shelby, Madge
A. Funderburke, of Ansonville. Cas
sie L. Staten of Morven.
At the graduating exercises to be
held Friday night, the principal
■peaker will be Dr. James M. Par
rott of the state board of health
An- interesting program has been
prepared for the occasion.
March, selected, by Mrs. H. S.
Plaster; invocation by Dr. Zeno
Wall; chorus, “The Heavens Are
Telling,” by First Baptist choir;
violin solo, “Romance,” by Dr. H. 8.
Plaster; introduction of speaker by
Mr. O. M. Mull; address by Dr
James M. Parrott; vocal solos; "The
Mission of a Bose." “The Nighten
gale,” by Mrs. Dale Kalter; presen
tation of diplomas by Dr. J. W.
Harbison; presentation of pins by
Miss Ella H. MacNichols; presenta
tion of medal by Miss Louise Dimm;
valedictory by Miss Madge A. Fun
derburke; Announcements by Mr
Clyde R. Hoey; benediction by Rev.
H. N. McDiarmid; no flowers.
The audience is invited to an in
formal reception an» square dance
at Hotel Charles immediately fol
lowing the exercises.
Shelby Boy News
Bureau Head Now
fai Havana Office
Johnny McKnight Cuban Represen
tative Of Associated Press.
Covered Fighting.
Johnny P. McKnight, Shelby boy,
Davidson graduate, and a son of
Mr. and Mrs. John S. McKnight, is
now manager of the Associated
Press bureau at Havana, Cuba. This
information was conveyed in a re
cent letter to his parents here.
Young McKnight, who has work
ed for The Star, Wilmington papers
and The Charlotte News, went with
the Associated Press a number of
months ago. More recently he was
transferred to the Havana branch
of the big news gathering organiza
tion. During the recent Cuban revo
lution McKnight was left In charge
when the bureau manager became
ill and he covered the major por
tion of the rebel battles with the
government. As a result of his work
he was made manager.
Shelby Coach Out
After An Illness
Ready For Friday's Game Wth
Hendersonville. Increasing
Interest.
Coach Casey Morris, athletic di
rector at the Shelby high school,
was back at work yesterday after
an illness of a day or so.
His return to the practice field
yesterday added to the spirit of the
Shelby football squad as it trains
for the first big home game of the
season here Friday afternoon with
Hendersonville Much interest is
being shown in the opening grid
tussle and a large crowd of local
fans are expected out to see the
<-ontest.
i Deliquent Tax
j List Published
i By Board Order
i
| Unpaid 1930 Taxes
Around $42,000
About $13,000 Of Unpaid Amount
■ Is Seaboard Railroad Taxes.
Order New Books.
The county commis-ioners are
today advertising . for sale
Cleveland county property on
which 1030 taxes have not as
yet been paid. The delinquent
, list is published in this issne of
the paper, and the property Is
to be sold at public auction on
the first Monday in November.
The total Of unpaid 1930 taxes, as
published today, totals around $42.
000.
One Big Sum.
f
r If the taxes of the Seaboard rail
Jroad were paid the delinquent list
I would be about the same as in
'previous years. Approximately $13,
000 of the $42,000 is railroad tax.
'A. E. Cline, commission chairman,
is still working on the matter with
i the receivers of the railroad and
i there is hopes that the sum will
iyet be paid. The unpaid amount L
• less than one-tenth of the full
j county levy of near $489,000.
Prepare New Books.
At the meeting of the board thic
week it was also ordered that the
new 1931 tax books be turned over
direct to Sheriff I. M. Alien so that
he may begin collecting 1931 taxes.
It was unofficially stated today,
however, that the compilation of the
1931 tax books, which has been go
ing on for some time, is not as yet
complete.
Other motions passed by the beard
included the following: that Clem
Hoyle be allowed $5 for support of
crippled child; that Rochel Connor
be allowed $5 for support; that
Charles Matt Smith be allowed $35
for transportation and clothing to!
enter the state school for the blind
for one year; and that the board
chairman be authorized to sign the
county school budget for current
expense, capital outlay and debt
! service. Mary Gibson was allowed
$15 from the Mother's Aid fund.
City To Allow Tax
Discount This Year
City School Budget Approved. En
gineer Submits Drawing For
New Cemetery.
To city tax payers who pay their
1931 taxes early this fall, the city
officials last night ordered that a
discount be granted during the
months of October and November.
The same schedule of discounts and
penalties that apply to county tax
es were authorized, as follows: one
per cent discount in October, one
half of one per cent in November,
par payments In December and
January, one per cent penalty in
February, two per cent penalty in
March, three per cent in April and
four per cent In May of next year.
The city school budget was ap
proved and the city officials dis
cussed putting on the finishing coati
of top treatment to the tar and
gravel roads put down in Shelby
and suburbs in June and July of
this year. The mayor was authoriz
ed to confer with the state high
way commission, but no Action was
taken at last night's meeting on
spending money for this ptirpose at
this time.
Engineer Dan Frazier offered a
plan for the' development of the
newly acquired addition to Sunset
cemetery which was purchased this
spring. The board or a committee
from the board will look over the
ground before any definite plan of
development is approved.
Appear In Plays Here
Mis* BfUy Suttle and Jack Harti
gan (abort) and Miss Minnie Ed
dins Roberts (left) are oatstanding
performers in the first plays to be
given at the Central school audi
torium Thti^day night by the new
ly organised Community Players of
Shelby. One play is comedy and the
other tragedy. All performers in
both casts are local people and all
have been locally trained in ad
vancing tl e Little Theatre move
ment in this city.
Young Blonde Attempts Suicide Over
Love Affair; Expected To Recover
Jurors Drawn
For Next Court
Judge Walter Moore will preside
over the next term of the Cleveland
county superior court which con
vene In Shelby on November 2nd.
At the monthly meeting of the
county board of commissioners held
Monday at this week, the Jurors
were drawn for the two weeks of
court as follows:
First Week.
No. 1.—R. E. McCraw.
No. 2—H. P. Hamrick, C. P. More
head and C. M. Hamrick.
No 3—L P King, T C. Ellis and
W. L. Wilson.
No. 4—W M. Ledford, Wright
H. Harmon, W. M. Williams, H. P.
Huffstetler, W A. Dover and Char
les P. Conner.
No. 5.—W. Hunter Ware and W.
D. Putnam.
No. 6.—W. W. Martin, Everette
Whiinant J. D. Wood, W. C. Willis.
R. R. Champion, F. C. Rollins and
John, R, Mauney.
No. 7.—M. H. Greene, B. B. Cab
aniss, Wade E. Han-ill and W. W
Humphries.
No. 8.—J. E. Horn, G. W. Powell,
A. A. McEntire and W. J. Bridges,
No. 9.—Ernest Bridges, A. Broadus
Wright, D. T. Wallace and G. C.
Hord.
No. 10.—W. F. Self
No. 11.—John S. Hunt
Second Week.
No. 1.—Fay Mosteller.
No. 2—G. M. Whisnant
No. 3.—Charles Lowery.
No. 4.—L. A. Kiser and J. N.
Smith.
No. 5.—L. E Dellinger and J E.
Hovis.
No. 6.—C. C. Carpenter, J. L.
Hawkins and Oscar Patterson.
No. 7.—Forrest S. Crowder and C.
G. Bridges.
No. 8— E. Frank Grlgg and
Claude Melton.
No. 9.—Forres-t Bowen and B. H.
Elliott.
No. 10.—M- A. King.
No. 11.—R. L. Carpenter.
McSwain Prospects Good In 1932
Race, Raleigh Observer Believes
Has State-Wide Support. Only Op
position From Supporters Of
Sales Tax.
(J. C. Baskervill in Charlotte News)
Raleigh, Oct. 7.—The formal an
nouncement by State Senator Pey
ton McSwain of Shelby that he will
be a candidate for the Democratic
nomination for attorney-general lr.
the primary next June, issued Sun
day, did not come as much of a
surprise here where it has been ex
pected for some time. It has been
known that McSwain has be<ln
busy sounding out the situation
through the piedmont and western
counties for several months—nrob
ably busier than any of the candi
dates—and that in many sections
he has been getting a very favor
able response. A good many politi
cal leaders in the middle and west
ern section have already definitely
pledged him their support, accord
ing to reports reaching here, with
the. result that he should have pret
ty fair sailing in those sections.
Another factor that may react ir.
his favor—but which will remain
uncertain for a while yet— is the
report that Assistant Attorney-Gen
eral A, A. E. Seawell, for a time
mentioned as another potential
| candidate for attorney-general, pro
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Drank l,y»ol While Walking Along;
Street Near Belvedere Heights
Last Night.
Lite didn't seem worthwhile early
last night to Janette Miller, an 18
year-old blonde, but at the Shelby
hospital today she was on the road
to recovery after drinking lysol and
physicians said she would likely be
able to leave the hospital during the
day.
The alleged attempt at suicide on
the port of the pretty young girl
was staged about 9 o’clock Tuesday
night as she was walking along the
sidewalk on the Cleveland Springs
road, near the entrance to Belvedere
Heights and almost in front of the
residence of Attorney and Mrs. C. B.
McBrayer.
Drank From Bottle.
The McBrayers on their porch
and others passing nearby noticed
her turn up a small bottle and ap
parently drink from it. She then
staggered a few steps and fell to the
sidewalk. Dr. Sherrill Parker was
called and Jack Palmer, who passed
about that time, sent in a call for
his ambulance. The physician and
the ambulance arrived about the
same time and the glri was placed
on a stretcher and rushed to the
hospital. There the poison was
pumped from her, and she rapidly
returned to her normal senses but
was reticent about talking.
Questioning revealed that she had
become despondent over a love af
fair. She had been living in Shelby
about two months and for three
weeks or a month had been cookiffc
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert
Price In Belvedere Heights.
Mystery For A Time.
A crowd gathered along the side
walk when the ambulance answered
the call. No one in the group recog
nized her, and her identity was not
known until she was on the road
to recovery at the hospital She
was wearing a dress similar to the
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Shelby Men Visit
Winston Fair Today
A delegation of Shelby men- left i
this morning for Winston-Salem to j
attend the Forsyth County Fair now !
in progress there. Those who went;
are John Schenck, Jr„ S. A. Mc
Murry, A. E. Cline. R. W. Shoffner, j
J. S. Dorton, Robert Hord, C. R
Doggett, C. A. Reppert, Dan Fra
zier, Grover Beam, Oscar Patterson
and Chevous Lowrance. Dr, Reppert!
was official starter for the horse
races here at the Cleveland Coun- 1
ty Fair last week.
Kiwanis Program At
Morgan’* Thursday
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Morgan will;
entertain the Kiwants club Thurs- j
day evening at Its weekly luncheon |
meeting. The luncheon fee will be
donated to the community charity
fund for distribution by the central
committee to help care for the needy 1
during the winter. O. M. Mull and;
S. A. McMurry will have charge of]
the oroeram at the Morsran borne
No Holiday In
Shelby Offices
In Postal Work
Clerks Alternating In
Half Day Off
Sis Clerks Get Half Day Off Each
Week But Windows Remain
Open.
The 41-hour postal law will not
bring on a Saturday half holiday at
the Shelby post office as le being
done at a number of neighboring
post offices. The only change tn lo
cal mall service brought about by
the 41-hour law will be that no mall
will be delivered by city carriers on
Saturday afternoons. They have no
substitutes and only by taking Sat
urday afternoon off each week can
they get the half day holiday given
them under the new law.
The law, passed by the last Con
gress, is mandatory and all the
clerks in the local office will get
their half day off each week, Post
master J. H. Quinn states, but they
wlB take day about. In this manner
all windows at the office will be
open every day In the week as usual.
The law', however, permits the
clerical force of the office to take
their half day off on the same day
provided there Is a weekly holiday
on the part of a majority of the lo
cal business houses. Should Shelby
business houses close a half day
each week next summer It Is likely
then that Shelby postal employes
would take the same half day as
their holiday. But unless such oc
curs the force, the postmaster states,
will continue to alternate as Is be
ing done now.
District Gpvernor
Attends Lions Club
Sheriff And Deputies Guests Of
Shelby Club. Boost Respect
For Law.
The Shelby Lions club last night
held a preparatory meeting at the
Hotel Charles leading up tg their
Mg meeting on Tuesday night, Oct.
20, when a law enforcement pro
gram will be put on.
Sheriff Irvin M. Allen and four
deputies were guests of the club last
night. At the October 20th meet
I ing It Is hoped to have the sheriff
| and all deputies and as many mem
bers of the Shelby police depart
ment present as possible. Efforts
are being made to secure Prof. Al
bert Coates, of the University law
school to speak on the value of citi
zens cooperating with officials In
adding to the respect for law and
order.
Hugh G. Mitchell, of Statesville,
district governor of the Lions club,
was the guest and chief speaker at
the meeting last night. He spoke on
Americanism as based upon the
prevalence of law and justice In so
ciety. Another guest was Rev H. N.
McDiarmid, pastor of the Presby
terian church.
Baptists Meet
Starts Thursday
Expected That Membership Of The
42 Churches Will Show New
Record.
When the Kings Mountain Bap
tist association meets Thursday
morning at 10 o'clock'at Zion Bap
tist church six miles north of Shel
by in annual session, it is expected
that the reports from the 42
churches which comprise the as
sociation will show a new record in
church membership. All church re
ports have been sent in to J. V.
Devenny, the church clerk, who is
tabulating the church statistics and
the total membership is expected to
run well over 11,000.
Rev. John W. Suttle, moderator
for the past 17 years, will preside
over the sessions which will be
morning, afternoon and night on j
Thursday and Friday of this week. \
Mr. Suttle presides with dispatch i
and keeps the program up to sched-!
ule.
Nothing of outstanding import
ance is due to come up.'One or two
new churches were admitted tc
membership last year, but none has
applied this year. Mr. McMillan rep
resenting the Mills Home at Thom
asville and Dr. C. E. Maddry rep
renting the state mission board are
'xpected to be present.
Masonic Notice.
Clevleand lodge 202 A. F. and A. I
d. will meet Friday night for work'
n tjie vice*and „
Postal Receipts Here Continue To
Gain Over Those Of Last Year
Uncle Sam's business as trans
acted at the Shelby post office
j *• showing no effect* of the
basin*** depression.
When the third quarter of the
year ended with September pos
tal receipts at the Shelby office,
according to announcement by
Postmaster J. H. Quinn, the
total postal receipts for 1931
were considerably ahead of
those of 1930. likewise, the third
quarter, comprising the months
of July, August and September,
was more than a thousand dol
lars better than the correspond
ing quarter last year.
The third quarter receipts this
I year totalled $10,635.08. La* l
year they were $9,547.57. Thl* 1*
a gain of $1,088.23.
Good Ayy Year.
The first quarter of the year
brought In the best Increase, ap
proximately 23 percent. The
third quarter gain was around
15 percent, and there was a
gain in the second quarter. The
year's gain will be one of the
best ever shown at the local of
fice, provided the fourth quar
ter holds up to the others. There
it no danger, with the increase
to date, of the local office losing
Its first-class ranking, the min
imum quota of which Is $40,000.
Rare Collection Of Antiques
And Relics Shown At The Fair
i Chain And Tablet Used by George
Washington. Interesting
Exhibit.
One of the outstanding booths In
the exhibit buildings at the Cleve
land county fair last week was the
collection of antiques and relics
displayed In an attractive manner
in the manufacturers hall. Thou
sands visited this booth which car
ried a wide collection of all kinds
of antiques and relics gathered by
Mrs, Oscar M Suttle and Mrs. W.
H. Blanton, department heads.
Some of the outstanding exhibits
In this department, which deserve
special mention Include the follow
ing:
In the line of brass there was to
be found a brass kettle used by
Judge Avery for making coffee on
the stage coach when he travelled
from Asheville to Salisbury to hold
court. This was Judged the best
piece of brass in the booth this
year. When the oldest house in
Iredell county was torn down, a
brass candlestick on display was
found between the celling And
weather boarding where it was
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Fire Truck* Called
Out Twice Tuesday
City firemen, who have had a lull
In fire fighting recently, had quite
a bit of action yesterday. Around 8
In the morning the trucks were call
ed to the Freedmon negro resident
ial section where a woodshed was
considerably damaged by fire. About
noon one truck was called to West
Shelby to extinguish a grass blaze
there.
With no rain in some time and
everything dry. firemen consider it
fortunate that there have been only
a few fires. Due to the fact that
wooden buildings are dry and in
flammable now, and also as many
furnaces are being started up for the
first time, Fire Chief Robinson urg
es all citizens to exercise every pre
caution in preventing a blaze.
Injured Patrolman
In Hospital Here
Gilmore (Joe) Singleton, State
highway patrolman, who had his
right leg broken in a motorcycle ac
cident some weeks ago, Is now a
patient in the Shelby hospital. He
was taken to the Banner Elk hos
pital after the accident In the
mountain section, but was returned
here last week so that he might be
near his family. His leg Is said to
be recovering nicely but he will be
in the hospital for some time yet.
Injured Showman
I* Unconscious Now
John Fay. with the Wild West
section of the show playing the
county fair here last week, who
waa Injured in a highway crash
early Sunday morning, was said
to be In a critical condition at
the Shelby hospital this after
noon.
He was struck, near the city
limits on Highway 30, by an
automobile while driving In a
mule to the show train. The
mule was killed. Fay suffered a
skull fracture and other Injur
ies. He was unconscious today
and appeared to be growing
worse. He Is said to be from
Cincinnati, but so far none of
his relatives has been located.
State Fire Marshal
Talks To Students
Sherwood BrockweU Visits (Shelby
To Urge Fire Prevention
Program.
Sherwood BrockweU, State fire
marshal, was a visitor in Shelby to
day, speaking this morning to high
school students at the Central audi
torium .
Mr. BrockweU was here to partici
pate in the “Fire Prevention Week”
program, and he stressed to school
students the importance of their
taking precautions against needless
fires. The removal and cleaning up
of dangerous spots, carefulness in
stead of carelessness in handling
anything that might start a blase,
and other precautions were outlin
ed by him. Officials and members of
the city fire department are coop
erating in the movement to stress
the importance of removing— the
cause for so many disastrous fires.
Bounty Is Offered
For Hawks, Crows
about the.bounty offered for ppreda
tory wild life. County Game Warden
H. C. Long announced today that
bounty will be paid as follows for
the heads of the following: 25 cents
for Cooper’s and sharp-shinned
hawks; 15 cents for crows, and $2
for wildcats.
Dr. A. Pitts Beam. Isaak Walton
official, is offering *2.50 in gold to
the person who brings in the most
heads of predatory wild life. He re
minds, too, that stray cats roaming
the fields will do more damage than
hawks.
Acquitted On Homebrew Charge Then
Stopped As He Starts Away With Jug
Jury Falls To Convict When Alco
holic Percentage Not Shown.
Officer* Intervene.
When a man is freed on a home
brew charge has he the right to
take the evidence, which was the
brew, back homa with him?
This query caused a considerable
stir In county court late yesterday
afternoon and also in the main first
floor lobby of the court house.
A resident of the Belmont mill
village by the name of Hufistetler
was up on a charge of making home
brew, a jug of amber-colored liquid
being found in his home. A jury ac
quitted him of the charge, members
of the jury stating later that they
did so because State evidence failed
to convict in that it. did not show
the alcoholic percentage of the brew
if any. The acquitted defendant
'hen started home with his bfew.
our. war halted io the first-floor
lobby by Deputies Ben Cooper and
Bob Kendrick who took the jar and
its contents away from him. and
stated that they would have the
brew given a government test and
then charge the freed man with
transporting If the test revealed
more than the legal amount of alco
hol. The Incident caused a contro
versy. the owner of the brew claim
ing that County Judge M. R. Weath
ers told him he could take the jug
on back home since a jury had
found him not guilty The brew,
however, was left in the custody of
officers when the judge was Inform
ed of the Incident. They reiterated
their Intention of having it tested,
but lawyers for the defendant scoff
ed at the idea that he could be ■
tried again over the brew as he had ,
already been freed. The brew may j
contain too much alcohol now’, they !
said, but evidence failed to show j
that it did when taken from the j
Huffstetler home (
Continue Death
Case; Recorder
Yarbrough Is Bound
Over In Cutting
Man Given Sentence By Judge For
Contempt Of Court. Try Many
Cases.
Has Busy
Clearing the decks, or the docket
after fair week has given the Cleve
land county recorder's court over-'
time work this week, the sessions
Monday and Tuesday being featur
ed by several interesting cases and
unusual Incidents.
Monday's court grind disposed of
the record number of 33 cases. Tues
day's session, jury day, had 21 cases
booked for disposal, but quite a
number Were continued. Despite the
number of continued cases the court
was in session practically all day.
Ledbetter-Russ Trial.
One of the cases continued was
the Ledbetter-Russ killing affair
which drew quite a number of spec
tabors from the eastern section o!
the county. The cases center about
a brawl in the Jason Ledbetter yard
near Buffalo mill village, on th«
evening of September 26 at whic)
time Odis Ledbetter was shot ts
death. The trial was continued un
til next Tuesday because Clyde R
Hoey, Ledbetter attorney, was oul
of town. Judge B, T. Falls repre
sents the Russes. Young Ledbetter
was fatally shot by his father, ac
cording to officers, when Cyrus Ruse
and his sons, Irvin and W. A., came
to the Ledbetter home to make
young Ledbetter marry a daughter
of the elder Russ. While the Russes
end young Ledbetter were scuffling
In the yard, Ledbetter’s father te
said to have entered the house, se
cured his gun and fired Into thg
gfoup. Two of the Russes wore hl|
by some of the shot, but a porting
of the load struck Ledbeter's sad
and killed him. The elder Ledbettes*
as a result of the tragedy. Is charg
ed with assault upon the Russes
with intent to kill. The Russes,
turn, are charged with assaulting
and attempting to take away young)
Ledbetter who was accidentally kill
ed by hi* father. The shooting ereIf
one of the most tragic affairs in thg
history of the county and the pr*<
limlnary hearing next Tuesday will
likely draw a large crowd.
Try Cutting Case.
Maxie Yarbrough, young whits
man, was yesterday given a prelimi
nary hearing on two charges, On
the charge of cutting J. T Dycus,
young Shelby man, on Sunday
night, Sept. 20, he was bound to
Superior court under a $1,000 bond
On the charge of operating an auto
mobile while under the Influence of
whiskey he was fined $50, his car
forfeited and he is forbidden to
drive for six months. Yarbrough is
alleged to have slashed Dycus while
he and Dyeus and another youth
were en route to Cherryville to see
some girls.
t omempt Affair.
An Incident that occurred during
Monday’s session of court drew con
siderable attention. Wytle Costner
was given a Jail sentence by Record
er M. R. Weathers following words
between the two and an alleged
outburst in the court room. A broth
er of Costner’s had a suspended sen
tence put into effect by the court,
if is said. As court was adjourning
Costner approached the recorder to
tallr about the case. Heated word*
followed but the matter was passed
up at the time. Later the judge, it
Is said, was informed that Costner
had made other remarks. At a later
session of the court Costner on the
stand did not deny the remarks anti
was told that in order to maintain
the proper respect for the court hr
would be fined $10 for contempt oi
court. He stated then, it is said, thai
he would go to jail before he would
pay a cent. A ten day sentence
was then imposed. His mother arose
court attendants said, and said
something which drew the court*
attention. When the recorder saic
something to her Costner is alleged
to have broken in again with addi
tional remarks, whereupon his sen
tence was increased to 30 days. Un
official reports today had it that
the sentence might be lessened by
the court, but no formal notice tc
that effect had been made public
when this was written. Relatives of
the young man. who is said to have
had a good reputation heretofore,
have expressed regret over the mat
ter and although believing he talk
ed hastily say that he- would not
have done so except that he tem
porarily lost his head.
Among the other eases disposed
of was a bigamy charge against
Pete Newton, aged resident of the
Fallston section Evidence had-it
that Newtrn married agat'.i after
icing separated from his first wife
27 years. He was bound over to Su -
perior court.
    

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