riie Einfifs MoiiMaiii
.‘'s Biouiitaiii. N. C.. Thursday. Jiih-ti. 1914.
is v/'uat ?:iEgs KcimtaM is a&il iifhon io pay. Ttn'caot freight rate
CoiKprociise has izit Kings f'loGiitaiii in worse bofore-Pro-
gfessivc Associalion takes aciioai..
Kings Moiiiitaia is sorely dis-jwili enabj
ciMiiinaced against: in the recent | to ]3nfc
• ii-eiglit rate , cqmproraiso. rShe i Kings Moi
is loft a way out in the cold, tha
Points ail aroniul n.s wore roeog-
ni.-;ed in the deal b;it Kiii:
fvlountain is in a siglit; wor
pligiit tlian' boEot'o. While our
•iioighboring towns have receiv
bd a liberal an'd ecinitable dis-'
oount in' /rdignt rates Kings
nlountain has been granted a
niinimmu oi- nom‘ at ail.
At a ineoting af tlie'Kings-
IMountain Progressive Associa
tion in the Kings t\]oi':ntain-
Panic last Tiiai'.sday, So
Leslie McGinnis laid bare the
whole situation and exhibited
'data which ho had gathered re
garding the freight rates in dif
'■ferotitr points around ns. It was
aiarp'sirig to see how we had
been iliscriminatod against and
the secrotanv was instructed to
t.iko up the matter with the
freight department of tho South
ern Uailway and ]>rosc;ntQ the
'•.ause vigorously. .T. M. Patter-1
I flour ill
rVaUei^ls can get thei
wheat deli's^efl. ’The' present j
fixed rate.wui^ ^paa anywhere ■?
iroin SJOOS^ to3^1 more iheight j|(
per year to tli King.s Mountain
roller Hiitlg ‘^n to a mill infj
Shelby, rhnjlnton,' or CliHr-fi
lottei Thh fright on a oar ot||
nail.s is $32 mp than' it ougl:^'
Ever hing else is iW
$8000 ner yc;
■tai-y ‘•^ame amPhAt
•by 4r any
from the loca ‘
Moimtairr mh ,
upon to pa;^^ :
freight oq fib
and our jieop
for such a dei
ft is high ti
son -was appointed to attend tho
oeeting oi the Norti; Carolina
wust Freight Rate Association
■vvhicfi is in session at Asliovillc
todar^i representing the merch
ants, and Leslie McGinnis is to
repre.semt the Progressive Asso
It -was shown that a car of
Ytieat can bo .shipped through
Kings Monntalii to Charlotttej
for $30 loss than it can be ston-1
cease to sice
St' us $7,000 tol
.more than tbrS
‘oiler mill, Kings'
^h'uts are calle^j
00 a year mor||
al-onh than the|l
rates are fronj
They are outf(
■ and intoiorablA:
will not stanlH
'■ that our pebplh
on. their rigli-
iilii 1 rliu.
The Ircmbtrs cf Eelhichem Baptist 5i;r.day School together with Uvf invited
Geests eufoy a day ci oating io the splendid Park at B. G. Lrgan's
O'hn ILtlilohom Sunday School
held a ihcmic at Logr.n I'.irh
last Saturday, the ith. It was
all picnic too. Tt was a day ol
rest and recreation together
od ill a hollow I!
Ilouse. The enlii
something like ;
covered with a ;
liful, slender, u:
lar. Tito shade
affair. | I'ect. Tho fops
Ijl'ea.sediso high that tiie
h:;nj[)eri'd by a
There was ho
and keep theiij eyes -wide opc|
to what is goitg o.i. If we caij'e
not for oursei'os certainljt
body else wiil|.ake caro of
ped in Kings - Mountain. This ! to rai;
If 'W'0 had b(
revision of r
points -will be
in the near fu:
we can’t look
! a hovj
:es from Easto
nade some tithe
fter our interest
it is all oYer
MAUNEY TOURING PAS A
The Matineys Returned Last Saturda'
(By Miss Bcijinie Maunev
n as alert
‘en this trouble
;en averted. |a
PahtorC. L. Bragaw, of the Kings Mountain Presbyterian Church
Mr. G. D. FallsTelh Ip.tsrestiBg!|
of Life la D. S Javy.
A History of experiences sence the day he enlisted iwo years ago - A member
oE the Mediterranean Crew for Seven Months - Visits many Cities of
the East - Goes to Mexico During the Maderio Trouble - Has
a Taste of War.
Mr. C. D. Falls, son of. ,our, tliis city whore Citrist fed
townsman A. K. Falls, -who i.s j the five thousand and just out-
at iiome on a furlough from the J side the city on Mt. Clarmel i.s
United States Navy dropped in! one of the graveyards where
tho Herald office a fe'w da.ys ago Napolean buried his soldiers.
The trip of all trips—to my Icayi Charlotte. Our
count^y in Jin automobile. No
one who has never taken such 4
trip can imagine the expericneesi
to bo encountered. It seems.'
oad from Clarlotte -was
CoiijSifi and Salisbury
o’dock we were in
L.?xitigtoii, N. G. Here w‘e en
joyed a wait,of three hours.
too absurd for one so limited'in |l^^Aloyed, E-sa^, for'truly it -was
descriptive and narrative power |l®'^3oyei; Fajla met some old
to attempt to write an account the'^^ourt house
of our tour to’ Gettysburg and j thc.vi'wore-conversing
Philadelphia and return. Then I nV^t as if the'j-^iad known each
too, there were so many wonder- j ither for yeaih. The rest of us
fu] things and interesting places I ' town. At .7.30
to be visited and,
had to ' M, we saw the remainder of
make'our visits rather short for ' party in I edistan’ee and we
lack of tune, it was hard to ' ^^'Kzed we w
grasp the poults of most imPor-' titiue our coi
It wa.s on the seventeenth of
J une that our jo'urney was begun.
There were ten in oUr party.
Mr. and Mrs: J. S. Mauney.
Rev. and Mrs. E; C. Cooper, and '-‘"leaded- our
W. K. Mauney in one car, and '
Mr. and Mrs. W. A, Mauney,
Virginia Mauney, Eugene Nois
ier, and-myself in another car.
A put ten o’clock we bade
^od-bye to dear old Kings
'.^i^tain and with light hearts
about To con
■ijrse. The Stude-
trouble with its
aerefore it had no
led the way to
ston' Gale q- At 8:30 we
i and the
off. There was no thought
otVunctures or bad luck for all
were too elated over tho sights
we were to see. Pi-om Kings
Mountain w'e went to Charlotte
where we stopped for an hour.-
We then went on to Lexington
where we had planned to wait
•Mr the other cur which was not
e Zenzendorf' aud
baggage for! the
.fter* Supper! we
strt^led arouij I towT for a :^iort
decided to I'etire
It overythiuk was
:k for a few ifours,
vere being |iarg-
I’st be patie’
decided: 10 see the sights.
Rev. Gchenk, 1*1. friend of,^:’«ev,
Cooper coaSi nted to b4 ^hr
guide. Salem is :soi&-
times called ; ,’ie.|liUy Cit,V a|d
Li-rtofl nne. . Otiv
g^od one. Ol'
and gave us a 'smry intorestinj
history of his experience since
enlisting two years ago, which
■we give'out for tho benifitof the
readers of the Herald.
AsaladofA? he enlisted at
Charlotte Lvo years ago but his
two years of culture and dovelop-
uioiit together 'wuth the exper
ience of war have rounded him
out into a strapping young man
both in body and m mind. After
enlistment he was shnt t'o Atlanta
for a week then to Norfork and
■on to the training camp at Ncix''
port, K. 1. where the' rhal fun
began. The initatioii was of the
sort to Lave an impression.
After three months training he
was assigned to the Mediterra
nean Crew and sailed from Phil
adelphia aboard the U. SI S.
Montana to the Strait of Gibral-
For seven mouths he saw life
on the Mediterranean Sea and
visited many of the citihs’of the
The first city which thft' crew
visited was Algeria, the , “Great
White Ciiy” which belongs to
the French and is inhabited by
white people only, however it is
Africa. It is reail.y a “White”
city for tho houses are of white
rock and brick, all dark brick
being white-washed. Tripoli,
was the next cit.y visited, a city
of the 12th, ceiitur.y. The build
ings are ancient and the habits
of the people far from modern.
Joppa comes next. Thi.s is the
city of .Jonah and tiie -^v'hale,
noweyer,, Mr* Falls failed to
meet anybody who remembered
either fonah or the Whale. Most
of tJic -structures in .Toppa are
new but are'bnilt on the ancient
style.s. Some of the ancient Avails
are yet standing. Hifa in Pales
wa-s next visited. It wiv*
Ancient architecture prevails.
Next in order was Alexandria,
Egypt. It is very quaint. Five of
the pyramids could be seen
some forty miles in the dl.stance.
Not very much could be learned
about any of the citie.s from tiie
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 the sailor
Off tq MEXICO
At th-e expiration of- seven
month-s on the Mediterranean
the Montana sailed for Phila
delphia and after five montli^
was called to Mexico. The 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 offered
assi.stanco, Tiiey preferred stay
ing with their business and
taking file ri.sk. The Montana
sailed for Mexico November 8th
1913 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. Falls’s account of tho
treatment 'which the Mexicans
delt Americans is something
awful. He says tliatwlicn lieand
his Comrades, were riddling tho
naval academy in Vera Cru*
that he saw a Mexican cut the
throat of an American lady. He
saw the Old Grea.ser walk in front
of the woman and a.s he passed
away he saw her falling back
throat cut from ear to ear “but
got the old '-uy all right,'’
It is siippo.sed lliu -^voman was
forced into the academy by the
Mexicans in the liopo that
Continued on Last Page.
speaking, no singing, no pro
gram at' all. Everybody exer
cised llieinselves just a.s theV
chose. A.t noon time a bounte
ous siiread -w^as made on the
long table which ha,d been pro-
V de 1 for t'le occasion in one
sideof the bcantifnl pai-k. That
table was laden with choice
dishes, laden alino-st to the
groaning point. It wasasump-
tious repast which was partici
pated in by pJl present. It was
the only exercisfe of the day that
everybody was expected to take
p.art in and a'il joined heartily
and persevered until the physi
cal man wa.s satisfied.
I^effesbmeiits were serv e
free to everybody. Bananas and
l-miotifdo weie enjoyed by all
especially by the children, Good
water flowed freely from the
spacious spring in the midst of
the park. Gourds and dipper
ha.s but little cL-.c., The un
derbrush has boon taken away
Icivving a splendid surface. And
then in tho )nidst of the garden
is situated the .spring, a most
valuable asset. The water is
cool, refreshing, invigorating
and as clear as cry.stal.
Not only is this .spring ilie
center of attraction hi the park
but it is utilizc'd by hir. I.ogau
a.s a water supiilj- for liis Iioiue
The arrangement is unique.
The distance from ilie house to'
the -spring is (300 feet. A wire,
No. 1., is stretched tight from
the house to the spring at a dis
tance of from five to ten feet
above the ground. On tiie wire'
is fixed a couple of trolley
wheels to which a bucket is sus
pended, A cord is fastened to’
the bucket at one end anrl to a
-windlass at the other. The in
cline carries the bucket to the’
spring where it Is automatically'
were provided sufficient then the coid iswoundup
tho occa.sion. IVhat is better
than to dip down into .a cool
bubbling spring with an old
time gourd, l aiae tiie pure spai'k-
ing, crystal fluid to a parching
ip, and sup until you Want no
The Legnu Park, or ‘‘Ben
Logan's Sfiring” is an ideal
place lor a picnic. It is situat- been found.
by the windlass until the bucket'
of fresh water is on the shelf in
the Iiou.se. Thus they got the
the fresh spilng water with no'
more trouble, tiian it is to draw
from an ordinary well. Such i.s
the ])laoe whore tho Bethlehem
folk.s 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 tboordinance relating
to olayingbail or tiirowing balls
on tho streets of Kings Mount
ain was .so amended as to make
it a -’iolation of tho law for any
person to play bail, or throw
and catch balls on the streets or
hitching lots inside the incorpor
ate limits of the tovvii. This act-'
ion -w'as 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
in the dark until Chief Lindsay
came to the re.sime with his flash
light which afforded just about
enough light to gue.ss b.v. Owing
to the above conditions -some of
the business had to be deferred
until asub.sequent meeting which
was ordered Monday night. One
of the most important items for
the meeting next Monday niglit
is the sewerage bond proposition.
Tlie Baraca and Fhilathoa
cla.ssos of the Baptist Sunday
School here will have their an-
many people ere daily m to,TO | Cleveland Sprint-s
totvarrant the eontinaanee | a week from toipon-eiv, July 17.
the promiaeuos ball f.hrovvmB ft je l.oped that ever, member
that has heretofore been per-
mitted. The ordinance gobs into'
effect'next Tuesday,'July 14th.
The session Monday night wuis
by no moans one of easy sailing.
The weather conditions were not
conducive to calm deliberations'
A very terrific thunder cloud
came up about the time the
meeting was called to order and
let up only at short intervals
during the session. Much heavy
thunder and shari) lightning to
gether with occasional shower.s
of hail adcoinpanied the torrents
of rain thatbeatuphonthe metal
roof of the city hall. But that
was not all. The lights were off
jolly hunch. Those who join
ndxt Sunday willl be entitled to'
the trip al.so. The Caracas and
Philatheas of Elizabeth Sunday
School are invited to join us.
Former Kings Mountain Police
man Killed in South Carolina.
Ji;n Saunders, a former police
man of Kings Mountain, was
shot aud killed in a druken row
at Campobella, S. C. last Satur
day afternood at 4 o’clock.
Mr. Saunders was an uncle of'
Messrs. 0. W.,an(l Ivey Hullen-'
der, of Kings Mountain. Mr.'
Ivey llullendor w'ent down Sur’
a good portion of the time and | day to attend the burial.
Ih'’’ lisciission.s had to be made Mrs. Sauiulors liv"'-- her'’*