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Is vtut Kings Moirntain is called t-chon to payi' TWecent f rcigBjf iatu
Compromise has left Kings Mountain in warse fix aa before-Pro-Sfcssive
Association takes action J
Kind's Mountain is sorely dis
criminated against in tho recent
freight rate compromise. She
, is left a, way out in tlio cold.
I'oiiils alt around us were recog
nised in the deal but Kings
Mountain is in a sight worse
plight than before. While our
''..neighboring towns have rVrciv
ed a liberal and equitable dis
count in .ru'i'g'ht rates Kings
Mountain has been granted a
minimum or norm at alb
At a ineetintf of the 'ICinffs
Mounlain 1'rojjressive Associa
Hon in the. Kxn Mountain
bank last Thursday, Secretary
Leslie McGinnis laid bare tiic
whole. 'situation and exhiblt'ud
data which he had gathered re
Karding the freight rates in dlf
ferent points around us. It was
alarming to see how we hnd
bcett iliscriininated against and
tHa secretary was instructed to
t.nko up the matter with the
freight department of the South- j
eru Hallway and prosecute the
cause vigorously. J. M. Pattor-
son was appointed to attend the
meeting, of the North Carolina
Just Freight Koto Association
which is in session at Asheville
today, representing the merch
ants, and Leslie McGinnis is to
represent the Progressive Asso
ciation.. . It was shown that a car of
wheat can be shipped through
Kings Mountain "to Cha'rlottte
for $30 less than it can be stop
ped in KingS'Mountain. This
will enable 01 loit- roller' mill
to put tlio ; lislicd flour in
Kings Monnfa' for less money
than onr rallenills can get the
wheat deliveH. Tho pi-esent
fixed rate woil mean anywhere
irom H)00 toG00 more Jrelirht
tin to a mill in
Inton,1 or Char-
feht on a car of
e than it ought
liing else is in
freight will ft us $7,000 to
S8000 per yeJ more' than the
same aniunll fohld cost to Shel
the ftobr1 bought
oiler mill, Kings
.ants" are called
o6 A year more
alone than tliey
rates are from
They are out-
will not stand
per year to' tn
lotto! The. fi
nails' is $32 ui
to' tje. Evei'
i mm me lot)
upon to ,
and our )
for pucli aide
It is hign t;
cease to sjec
and keep tSe.i
to what is
that pur people
on their" rights
eyes wide open
UK oa. it we care
not for ourseres certainly . no
ooay else will lane care ol us.
If we ;lind bin as alert; as we
might have, iten' this trouble
could have-" len averted. A
revision of r'tes' from' Eastern
points will bi'nado some time
in the hear fu
we can't look
and not wait
to raise a ho
Let's see if
' &r nnr ilitarcat
; it is all over
MAUNEY TOURING PAI
he Mauneys Returned Last !5aturda
(Dy Miss Uonnie Maunev)'
mi j, ii . .
, me crip 01 an trips to my
Jhind 5s a .tour through onr
country in an automobile. No
one who has never taken "such a
trip can imagine the experiences
to be encountered. It seems
too absurd for one so limited In
descriptive and narrative power
to attempt to1 write an account
- of our tour to Gettysburg and
Philadelphia and return.-. Then
too, there were' so many wonder-
fur things and interesting places
to be visited and, as we had to
make our visits rather short for'
lack of time, it was . hard ' to
grasp the points of most lmpor-
. tauce. .;.:'v 'i;;S A''-':
It was on-the seventeenth of
June that our joMrney was begun.
.. There were ten in our party.-
Mr. and Mrsr. J.. S. M'auney,
Kev. and Mrs. Ei C. Cooper, and
, W. K. M'auneV in one car, and
. Mr. and " Mrs. Vf,- A, Mauney,
Virginia Mauhey,-Eugene Nels-
-! left and mySelt In anothet' car-
s About ten o'clock we bade
pood-bye to dear -old Kings
;v)untin and with light hearts
. fi- There was no thought
: ot junctures or bad luck for all
jvere too elated over tho sights
we were to see. Prom Kings
Mountain we went to Charlotte
1 Where we stopped for ah hour.
We then weat -on to Lexington
. where we had planned to, wait
for the other cat which 'was not
ready to leav
road .from CI'
about 4:30 ofc
joyed a wait
enjoyed. . Pajj
and soon thej
just as if thejHiad known each
other for yearn.
" took in". tHo
P. M. we saw
realized we w
' ai d
ock we were ' in
K3. Here we en-
bf three hours.
for truly it 'was
met some old
the court nouse
, The rest of us
town. ' At 1 7. 80
the remainder of
the party In tie distance,, ahd we
re about to-; con
tinne -our cojrse. The Stude-
balfei" had hal trouble with its
batteries and laerefore It had no
lights, so- wJ led the way to
Winston1. Balertti'- At 8:30 we
rolled up- to 'tllfe Zenzendorf and
unloaded our Hi baggage for the
first iiigfit'. 'Hlfter' . dripper we
strolled arouiUl'toWn for a short
while and theij decided to retire
early 8o We cild start early-in
the morning: 4 ' ,ij .
Morning ci'Iie' ahd! breakfast
over we thouVIit, every thhife was
ready to staalfpr fibanbkelVa..
but no such rl bk for a few liours.
Tho batteries" Vert being enlarg
ed and we mi'jfet b6 patievt, so
see the skhts.
friend' of (Kev.
titedi. to b(
guide. . Winsin Salem Is
times called i.ie Hilly Cit.f
tuis name is p
pood one. I
Pifetor C. L. Bragaw, of the Kings Mountain Presbyterian Church
Mr. C.D.FallsTalks interestingly
of Life in D. 3. Navy.
A History of experiences sence the day he enlisted iwo years ago A member
of the Mediterranean Crew for Seven Months - Visits many Cities of
the East - Goes to Meiio During the Haderio Trouble Has
a Taste of War.
Mr. O. D. Palls, son of . our
townsman A. K. Falls, who is
at home on a furlough from the
United Staties Navy dropped in
the riera Id -office a few'days ago
and gave us a very Interesting
history of his experience since
enlisting two years ago, which
we give' out for the benifitof the
readers of the Herald
As a lad bi 17 he enlisted' at
Charlotte two years ago'but his
two years of culture arid develop
ment together with the exper
ience of war have rounded " Him
out into a strapping- young man
both in body and in mind. After
enlistment he was sfent to Atlanta
for a wejek then to Norfork and
on to the training camp at New
port, R. L whetre the real fun
began. The initation was of the
sort to . leave an impression.
After three months train'ng he
was assigned to the Mediterra
nean Crew and sailed from Phil
adelphia aboard the U. 8! S.
Montana to the Strait of Gibral
tar. ... '-; - '-
For seven months he saw life
oa;; the Mediterranean sea ana
visitod many of. the cities'' of the
M first city which the" crew
visiUjd was Algeria, the, "Great
Whin Ciiy" which belongs to
the Jrench and is inhabited' by
white people only, however it is
in Africa. It is really "Wbite"
city for the houses are of wbite
rock and brick, all dark brick
being white-washed. Tripoli,
was the next city visited, a city j
of the I2th, century; The build
ings are ancient and the habits
of the people far from , modern.
Joppa cornea, next. This is ' the
city , of Jonah, and the whale,
nowever,, ; Mr Falls' failed to
meet anybody who remembered
either lonah or the WhaleY Most
of thetiictures ia Joppa are
new but are' built on the ancient
styles Some df the ancient walls
are vet standing. Hifa in Pales
tine- was' next visited; It wa
near this city where Christ fed
the five thousand and just out
side the city on Wt. . Uaimel is
one of the graveyards where
Napoleail buried his- soldiers.
Ancient architecture prevails.
Next 3a order was Alexandria,
Egypt. It is very quaint. Five of
the pyramids could be seen
some forty miles in the distance.
Not very much could be learned
about any of the cities from the
people as it was only occasion
ally that a person could be found
who could speak or understand
English. Sometimes a mission
ary would be found who would
discuss : matters for tho sailor
Off to mexiCo
. At the expiration of- seven
months on the Mediterranean
the Montana "sailed for Phila
delphia and after five months
was called to Mexico. Tho Mon
tana was ordered to Mexico
when' the trouble arose about
the Maderio brothers. The Amer
ican ship Went there for the pro
tection, of Americans in' Mexico
but the Americans were slow to
avail themselves of the onVred
assistance; They preferred stay
ing with their business and
taking the risk. The Montana
sailed for Mexico November 8th
113 and remained there until a
defective engine made it neces
sary for her seek a repair; shop
back in the states on June' 11th,
1914. Mr. Fallens account of the
treatment which the' Mexicans
delt -' Americans ' is something
awful. He says that when b&and
his comrades, were riddling the
naval academy in . Vera Crur
that he saw a Mexican cut the
throat of an American' lady.' He
saw the Old Greaser walk in front
of thc-4oman ani as he passed
way he ' saw her falling back
throat cut from ear to Car hut!
we got the old, euy ; all , right,"
It is supposed: the woman was
forced into the academy by the
Mexicans in- the hope, that
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The Jf'cmlf fs cf Eethichem Baptist Sunday School together with a few invited
tocsti cujoy a day cf oatlng in t!ie splendid Patk at C. G. Ixgan's
Spring. . .,
'i'he Hcthleli.-ni Sunday Scliol
held a picnic at liO(;:!ii I'nKf
Inst Satiintay. the -1th. It whs
nil picnic ttxi. It was a day of
iv.st and recreation together
with fi'iisfing and rejoicing. It
uiis :i Vi'i-y infon.ial affair,
Kvorybmly diil as they prensrd
without being Iniinpered by a
.set progiain. There was no
spealiing, no singing, no n o
gram at all. Everybody exer
cised themselves just as theV
cho,o. At noon time a boun'te
ous -iHpread wns made on the
long-viable which had been pro
v delV." the .-occasion in one
sideof the beautiful park. That
table was laden with choice
rushes, lauen almost to the
groaning point. It wa a gump
tious repist which was partici
pated in by all present. It was
the only exercise of the day that
everybody was expected to take
part in and fill joined heartily
and persevered until the physi
cal man was satisfied.
Itefreshinents were serv e
free to everybody. Bananas and
lttmonndo were enjoyed by all
especially by the children. Good
water flowed freely from the
spacious spring in the midst of
the park. (Jourds and dippers
were provided Eiifficieni unto
tho occasion. What is better
than to dip down into a cool
bubbling spring with an old
time gourd, raise the pure spark
ling, crystal fluid to a parching
lip,, and sup until you Want.no
The Logan Park, or ''Ben
Logan's Spring"- is-an ideal
placs for a picnic. It is situit-
I o-l in a hollow near Mr. Logan'
house. The entire irrounds covi-i
sotiiethmsr like an acre. It is
covered with a growth of beau
tiful, slender, umbrella top pop
I nr. Tho shade is almost per
fect. , The, tops of the t,r-es are
iso' high that tn heat of tho sun
has but litt.ie elect. The un
derbrush has been taken away
leaving a splendid surface. And
then in tin; midst of the garden
is situated the snnng, a most'
valuable asset. The water is
cool, refreshing, invigorating
and as clear us crystal.
Not only is this spring the
center of attraction in the park
but it is utilized by Mr. Logan
as a water supply for hii home
The arrangement is unique.
The distance from tlio house to'
the spring is l00 feet. , A wire,'
No. 1., is stretched tight from
the house to the spring at a dta-'
ta'nce of from five to leri feet'
above the ground. On the wire'
is fixed a couple of trolley
wheels to which a bucket is sus
pended. A cord is fastened to'
tiie bucket at one end and to a1
windlass at the other. The' in
cline carries the bucket to the'
spring where it Is automatically
filled, then tho coid is wound up'
by the windlass until the bucket'
of fresh water is on the shelf in'
the house. Thus, they get the
the fresh spring water with no'
more troubln than it is to draw
from, ail ordinary well. Such is
the plaoe where the Bethlehem
folks held their picnic and sure
ly no better place could have .
$5 FINE TO PLAY BALL ON
STREETS AFTER NEXT TUE.-
Order Passed by The City Council Monday Night.
At the city council Mon
day night the ordinance relating
to claying ball or throwing balls
on the streets of Kings Mount
ain was so amended as to make
it a violation of tho'law for any
person to play ball, or throw
and catch ba-lls on the streets of
hitching lots inside the incorpor
ate limits of the town. This act-'
ion was taken after it was point
ed out that' such practice, was
becoming a nuisance,' and that it
is becoming dangerous to life,
limb and property. It was the
opinion of the board that too
many people aredaily in town
to warrant the continuance 61
the promiscuos ball throwing
that has heretofore been per
mitted. The ordinance goes into'
effect' next Tuesday,' July 14th:
The session Monday night was
By no means one of easy sailing.
The weather conditions were not
conducive to calm deliberations'
A very terrific thunder cloud
came up' about the ticde the
meeting was called to order and
let up' only at short intervals
during the session. Much heavy
thunder and sharp lightninsf to:
gether with' occasional' showers
of hail accompanied the torrent
of rain that beat uphon the metal
rootfof the City (ball. Butt that
was hot all, The lights were off
a good portion of the time1 and
the discussions had to be made
in, the dark until Chief Lindsay
came to the rescuo with his flash
light which afforded -just about
enough light to guess by. Owing'
to the above conditions some of
the business had to.be deferred -until
a subsequent meeting which
was ordered Monday night. One'
of the most important items for
the meeting next Monday night"
is the sewerage bond proposition.'
Baraca-Philathea Picnic. ' -
The Baraca and Philathea
Classes of the Baptist Sundav .
School here will have their an-'
nual picnic at Cleveland Springs '"
a week -from tomorrow, July 17.
It is hoped that every member
of these classes will' join the
jblli bunch. Those who' join
next Sunday willl be entitled io' '
the trip also The Baracas and'
Pbilatheas of Elizabeth Surtday
School art inVited to jdin lis'.
. . i Ti-T- . - -
Former Kings Mouritaiu Police-"
miii Killed in Sooth Carolina.
Jix Saunders, aformer' police-; '
man' of Kibgs Mou'iitaln,' was
shot and killed id a druken' row "
at Campdbella, S. C. last Satur-'
day af ternoOd'at 4 o'clock. ,
Mt?. Saunders Was an uncle -Messrs.
C. Wand Ivey Hullen
der, of Kings Mountain. Mrv:
Ivey HnllertdeT Went down Sua'
day to attend the burial. : .'
Mrs. Saunders lives- her
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