Kings Mountain, JS'. 0., Thursday, July 30, 1914.
Is now chariman of the ladidary
Ighetby Congressman has made good
Delivered Annual Oration at Old Fur
nace Picnic last Saturday.
All (Of his constituency will be
'■lad to hear that Hon. E. Y.
fvebb has been appointed Chair:
Inan of the .Judiciary Committee.
Ivot only do his home lolk^ feel
j-lated over the honor that has
[;oine~to our home man but Wash
Ington and Congress 'itself has
I u'ea.thed a note of satisfaction
liiat such an able man was avail-
Jible for such an important posi-
l.ion. Mr. Webb is easily one of
Ithe ablest and most popular
Jwhile among the youngest men
lin Congress and we are proud of
On Wednesday night of last
Lveek at the home of the bride s
[brother, Mr. Prank Roberts in
[East Kings Mountain, Dr. O. G.
I Falls pronounced the words
[which made Mr, Walter Ormand
land Miss Georgia Summers man
One Of Gaston’s Seers Dead.
The following from the Char
j lolte Observer of Sunday wdll
I carry sadness to many a heart
for deceased was truly one of
Gaston county's seers,
J. T. Dameron.
v BcSoGiv.. Toly 25^-^pen
ial News was received here last
night that Mr. J. T. Dameron
had passed away at his home in
Moore County whither he had
rcceiitl.y moved his famil.v. Mi.
Dameron was born in Gaston
County and prior to the early
Spring of this year lived all his
life near Bessemer Citv and on
Long Creek where he was a pro
gressive farmer and hospitable
and congenial neighbor, and was
one who faced shot and shell
during the 60’s came forth from
the-field of courage and surviv
ed a half a century afterward.
Mr. Dameron, better known as
“Squire Dameron,” was a Christ
ian gentleman, being an elder in
the local Presbyterian Church.
The funeral, service will be held
tomorrow, July 26, at Long
Creek, conducted by his pastor
Rev. Mr. Bragaw.
The Old Furnace picnic last
Saturday was one of the best
every held at the historic old spot
Early in the morning the vehicles
began to roll in and harbor on
the grand old hillside and the
whole landscape was covered
with Dicnie folks t arly in the day.
The weather was ideal for out
door sport and the people made
the best of it. It was no experi
ment. For twenty years this old
spot, famous for its part in the
Revolution, has been the meeting
place for the people of a big ter
ritory, where they meet annually
The old folks relate the exper
iences of the past year and the
young folks make friendship and
some plan for the future. Good
speeches, good dinner and good
music help to make the people
It was even so last Saturday.
The'IJes.semer City, band was lo
cated in center field and rendered
excellent music throughout' the
day. The Bessemer boys are
simul.y hard to beat when it
comes-to jerking off swell music.
They know how and then do ail
they know. At eleven o’clock
Mr. Arthur Dixion of Gastonia
mounted the stand to introduce
the speaker of the day. Mr. Dix
ion is one of Gaston county’.s
most promising young men and
The Concluding Installment cf this our most Valuable Serial Story
%ch Travel and final Arrival at home, the best place yet.
Continued Pom Last Week. (By Miss Bonnie Mauney)
s*'', the noixVLiiec.- -Lr
Senate. In a few and well-chosen
words he presented Judge A. C.
Jones of the Gastonia Recorder’s
court who delivered the princi
pal address. Mr. Jones made a
speech, a speech much better
than is wont to be made on such
occasions. 'W(», would that we
had sp.ace to reproduce it here,
but we hope to publish a full
extract of the address next
Dinner came on.and the glory
of the occasion reached As zenith
Individual spreads , yvere made
all about on the hillside and hard
b.y the running water of the old
canal. This was really a season
of I’ejoicing. Not only was the
good I'ations enjoyed but it was
a season introductions and re
newals of old acquaintances. At
four o’clock a game of ball was
called between the Kings Mount
ain and Old Furnace teams which
Alter leaving Shepherdstown
we soon came to Charlestown,
W. Va. where we stopped to
find an old confederate vetei an
Major Murray. This gentleman
is a true “Johnny Rebel” and
has written several boons to
commemorate the valor of the
Southern heroes. Here to we
made our last visit to a confed
erate cemetery- Papa was in
hopes ef finding the resting
place of his brother who was
killed at the battle of Sharps-
burg but all attempts were futile.
Further down the valley we
passed thru White Post, Va.
so called from the- white post
which Lord Pairfiax had placed
here when he first came to
Virginia. All the surrounding
countr.y was given to him by
tne King of England and this
post was a guide to those who
wished to purchase land from
The next town of importance
on our route was Front Royal—
an educational and commercial
center, when we reached here
we were warned not to attempt
the road on to Lura.y— at least
not that afternoon. Coming into
Front Royal, we had traevled
ov^er, what seemed to us a poor
. (L)iiit we,_w.re,..assqi;ed tliat^
one was excellent in comparison
with the one to Luray. Not to
be daunted— nevertheless with
a slight uneasiness, we left for
Bentonsville, a little Mountain
town twelve miles distant and
half way to Luray. It is useless
to sa.v tha-t we were surprised at
our I’oad, for we were expecting
it to be impai-sable; but wfith
the exception of the hills it was
fairly good and we soon i-ealized
that the “bad roads” was only
a scheme of a hotel man and a
Gterage owner to keep us in
Front Royal till morning.
The night in Bentonsville was
a quiet and pleasant one, altho
our rout Via- the Pafe Valley.
The latter would have appeared
much prettier to us had we
passed that 'way before seeing
the Shanondoah. The land is
indeed fertile, 'out it lacks that
atmosphere ®f prosperity so
cliaracteristic of its neighbors.
Big Wheat and Oat Crops dov;n Grover
Way- 1.000 bushels oats on oneFar.m
'Fourteen miles west of Luray
across the Massanutten Moun-
ain we cameto the pike at New
Market, and really, it did seem
good to be back to a place w e
had seek before. "With very few
delays during the remander of
the da.v, at 8:30 p. m. we stopped
at the Natural Bridge Hotel.
Already there were numbers
of visitors here and after supper
enjoyed the music and danc
ing at the pavillion.
Shortly after sunrise the fol
lowing morning we wer^^ ready
the Natural Bridge, - “God’s
greatest miriacle in stone.” This
wonderful structure connects
two of the five round-top Moun
tains that rise in this part of
James River A^alley. Its dimen
sions are, bight, 215 feet; width,
100 feet; span, 00. Under it men
look like boys and trees ae bushes
Instead of returning by Roa
noke and recovering the “six
mile”.mount:hu we determined
- TIC-- • - ’’’
to tr.y^oui -M...
but we certainly made bad
matters worse,” for twenty-five
miles we traveled a one track
road which runs right along the
edge of the mountain. On one
sid”e of us we could look un and
see high mountains and on the
other a hundred feet directly
below runs the James rivei.
Winding in and out among the
mountains and crossing narrow
bridges makes it a difficult tract
to drive a car safely on this
road and we were relieved to
reach the Hill City of Lynchburg
where we visited sevral old
acquaiutences. It was shoitiy
Oats And Wheat Galore
Mr. J. BeatHambright was in
town Monda,y and brought good
new's. He states that he has
just harvested over 1,000 bush
els of oats and 221 bushels of
wheal and that his neighbor, W.
Ross Hambright, to ' his credit,
yea even in his barn, 700 bush
els of wheat and 200 bushels of
oats. If we run out of biscuit
timber we’ll know -ndiich way
The York News (Yorkville, S
G.)came out last week with a
special “Booster” edition. It is
well gotten up — well written —
well illustrated. It sets our sis
ter count;.' ill our sister state in
an enviable light before the
world. If our York contemuorary
would devise some plan to keep
an editor it would be one of the
best papers going, but just as
soon as an editor gets his hand
in he goes and another takes up
the quill. We don’t know where
the trouble is but there may be
a golden wedge or a Babylonish
garment in Achan’s tent.
Fams Nail In Arm.
Mr. M. J.’ Neely suffered a
pretty bad wound from a nail
prick Saturday. He was helping
to do, some earoeijter w.ork jii
Ilmfierald office' Vvheii 'd' 's'toeV
case gave way and fell. He was
standing near the end of the
case and i-ivoluntlrily grabbed
at it when a protruding n:u 1
pierced, his arm. It made a
wound about an inch long and
probably equally as deep but
the nail was new apd bright
he wound will likely heal up
without much trouble.
Kings Mountain is now offered a
substantial reduction in freight rate
The recent investigation of
freight rates by the Progressive
Assoc.’ation and business men
has proved very .successful anci
substantial reduction^ have been
offered by the railroad company.
Under the recent compromise'
arrangement Kings Mountain
was allotted to pa.y an average
of five cents per hundred more'
for freight) than was our neigh
boring towns of Shelby and Gas
tonia. The secretary of the Prog:
ressive Association has just rec-
evied a letter and scale of reduc
tion from the general freight
agent which will reduce the five'
cent overcharge to one and one'
half cent, being a gain of 3/4 cte
on five. This scale if accepted,
would mean a saving to Kings-
Mountain merchants and shipper
of about S5.000 per year.
Another cent off the excess
ive 1/4 cent would put us on a'
competitive and satisfactory foot
ing with our neighbors as it is-
conc-eded that these other points
are entitled to a half cent less
rate being that Charlotte is a
basic shipping point. It has not
been determined yet whether wo
will accept the proffered schO-
dule or ask for tlie further re--
duction to which we are entitled.
a quieu auu > twelve o-clock when we
our crowd was scattered Ranville, and it was
the little village, there being i-eached
no hotel accomeodations. I huns-1 only stop having been
day morning we went to Lmaj jth - Va. From
tor breakfast e^nS'l^iUe we went on to Reids
Off To Camp.
Messrs. Eugene Neisler, Paul
Neisler, Joe Neisler, and Fred
Baker, compose a camping party
which departed our coasts yes
terday for Chimney Rock where
they will enjoy life in a tent for
ten days or two - weeks. They
covered the 35 or 40 miles dis
tance on a wagon.
to 2 in favor of
Graveyard (leaning Saturday
Tlie annual graveyard cleaning
wih be held at Patterson Grove
Saturday of this week. Every
person interested is requested to
be present with a tool suitable
for the work. The people have
always resoondod to this call
and it is hoped that the usual
largo number will be present to
show their respects to the de
oanned out 9
Old Furnac e.
‘Old Furnace” itself is a very
interesting relic.: of the War of
Revolution. It is only about three
miles from Kings Mountain and
almost in the shadow of the his
toric mountain where Ferguson
and his gallant gaey fell. The
furnace was made for the pur
pose of moulding balls for use
in the famous battle that turned
the tide of freedom our way
After the war the furnace war-
worked considerably in the man
ufacture of iron
the caverns of Lura.y. The first
sight of the grandeur of the cave
together with the weird enlluence
of the subterranean realm gives
one a feeling of mute wonder.
Queer shapes stand out at ever'v
vegetable formation or form of
ville, N. C. and there, spent the
night. The next day was Satur
day and ihe Fourth of July so
we expected to come in contact
with several big celebrations
Wm. J. Bryan was to speak in
either some Reidsville and also m Jonesboio
but not even such an attraction
vegetame loimauuu ' could induce us to prolon
animal life, or even , c^ld mciuce s
Graveyard Cleaning And Protracted
Meeting At Antioch.
The annual cemetery day will
be observed at Antioch church
next Friday (Tomorrow) and
the protracted meeting will be
. gin on Satai'day with Pastor
J. D. Bailey in charge.
Revival At Patterson Springs Closes
Evangelist Black and Pastor
D. E. Nipperman cioased a
serirs of meetings at Patterson
Springs last Thursday. It was
a goodlmeeting and six aeditions
were madb to the church, The
the days previous to thebegining
os the I'ueeting at Patterson
Springs tjiey conducted a similar
meeting at Patterson Grove
with six additions. Rev. Mr.
Black is now assisting. Pastor
J. C. Gillespie in a meeting, at
being. These objects are all
stalactitic and stalagmitic form
The various apartments have
been named in hornor or dictin-
guished,;personage or after some
thing to which They bear a strik
ing resemblance. Some of the
most noted of These places are:
Elfin ramble; Pliitos Coasm;
Hoveys Hall; immense 'giants
Hall; the - Cathedral with its
grand pipe-organ and chimes;
HadeSf a bewildring region peo
pled with goblins; and' the Ball
Room, it is a task of recognized
difficulty to describe the iiidi-
scrbable and such would be the
ca.se if an attempt to describe
Luray Caverns were made. The
discovery of this “wonder of the
world” was made on August, 13
Our course North had been
thru the Shenandoah Valley
but coming South we selected
stay, so anxious were we to get
home. When we reacbc>d Salis
bury we did stop for an hour or
so with some distant Mauney
relatives and here 'we had a
Just before reaching Gastonia
something unusaual as well as
exciting happened. The celluloid
in the curtains caught fire from
the exhaust pipe, and not know
ing from where the cloud of
smoke beneatii was coming, and
thinking only of an explosion, I
imagined myself possessed -with
the power of flight and took my
departure from the car in a
means that I shall not describe.
Fortunately no serious trouble
resulted either to-thc car or my-
selt, and continuing'our way we
reached home at 8:03 p. m.
■w'ear.y and worn, having traveled
about forteeu hundred miles,
with the remarkable record of
(Cohtinued on back page
Kings Mountain can boast of
a fe-w nice looking stores. Mr.
R. R. Howser has painted his
cafe building front and inside
and it looks nice and new.
Mr. Wm. Putnam’s-new brick
building which joins the cate is
a credit to ''the town and tlicn
joining the Putnam building is
the handsome new cafe building
of J. R. Reynoldp. The Herald
man anticipates no danger of
perishing with so much good
eating right in f»ont of the
sauctum. Other improvements
are being made also. Lots of
painting is being done in various
parts ' of town and other new
buildings are to go up and re
pairs to be made on old buildings.
The large store of Mauney Bro
thers will soon have a nice new
glass front. W’d’k will beg’n at
an early date on the rebuilding
of the Mauney building that
was burned early in the spring-
Mr. W. A. Mauney is erecting
two new brick residences. The
interior of the Herald office is
undergoing a change and w'ill
soon look much better.
The Mauney Drug stor9 has
been provided with metal ceiling
and other tnarks of improvement
are in evidence. The Barnes-
Finger drug store has had its
interior renovated and painted.
The folks are wide awake and
moving things along. Let’er roll.
Miss Fannie Hord is very sick
with typhoid fever at her iionie
in Waco. She contracted the di.
sease' while nursing it in the
family of her s jster at Bessemer
How they Got Rich
A London baronet who manu
factures pills has sold a part of
of $30,000,000. He made it out of
the profits of his business, and
he built that business up by ad-
vertising, often s'i>endin-g as high
as half a million dollars a year
in printers ink.
John Wanamaker, the best-
known and most successful mer''
chant in this country, made-.’his.
millions by • advertising, and
The great department stores ,
of the country are kept alive by
advertising, and are coining
money by more advertising.
You never hear of a lareg-'
mercantile house in this country . -
that does not advertise, and a'd- '
vertise heavily. ^ ' ' ■
If a politician wants to make ■
himself known to the dear, people' -
ho uses the most affective means
—newspaper publicity. That is
If a new son arrives at your
house you are keen to have it
‘jmt in the paper,” where your
fr ends will see it, thereby ad
vertising t’ne fact that you are
walking on eggs.
If the editor called you a thief
in a two line item and stuck it
away in the .most obscure Crner
of the paper, would you pass it
by in the belief "that it. “woiild
never be no teed?’’
Never! You would consider your- ■
self defamed befoi’e the entire
community,..-and would paw up
the &rth 'in your bellowings.
You would, bo only too quick to
conesde that every line in the
paper is read.
Yes, advertising certainly pays.
q'here is no man so small, or
insignificant, but what'some one
is waiting for it,
There, are plgnty of people
who want what-j&u have to sell,
bui they are wep>^w|>f looking
througli a haystack'jfqr a needle.
They prefer to find it in an
And they will look in the local
paper for the ad.
They will find someones—but
will it be your,s?
Try an ad in the Herald,