Miami,Oklahoma 20March1930

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20March1930 - MIAMI NEWS-RECORD ~ MIAMI, OKLAHOMA! DEATH OF...
MIAMI NEWS-RECORD ~ MIAMI, OKLAHOMA! DEATH OF LEADER FEW WITH CIVILIZATION Up the steep mountainside to the lonely spot where lie the fallen cadcrs of their clan toiled friends anil enemies a'ike of "Big Robert" Anderson. He had died in prison after three years of exile from his people in Anderson's Cove, N. C.. and here you see the funeral party searing the casket to the grave. There they .heard the minister read "Big Robert's" death-bed message of peace and progress. was buried the Andersons' feud with civilization. Married a "Furriner" The clan was founded long ago by Bill Anderson and Jane Russell. Bill, cf purest mountain stock, had chosen a wife well, but not 3y NEA Service ASHE-VILLE, N. C., March 20.— The white flag has been hoisted hoisted over Anderson Cove, finally allowing civilization to come into his last stronghold of the clan- nen of the North Carolina hills. For four generations the'people f this isolated region were a law unto themselves, and outsiders vere barred. But "Big Robert 1 ' Anderson is dead now, and his ast official act as leader of the :lan was to direct his people to urn from their lawless ways and accept the helping hand long of- 'ered by the state. This order, in fact, was the only ne "Big Robert" ever issued. He lad became hereditary chieftain f the Cove folk by slaying his Jncle Alonzo in a quarrel over a lound dog. He was arrested for nurder and given a sentence of 20 pears. He died of pneumonia in a prison camp. Dead Giant But the Andersons arc clannish, ven in death. "Big Robert" was uried on the mountain top where lis kinspeople lie. " The pallbear- rs. working in relays, carried the lead giant — he weighed 350 lounds—ur> the steep' highway, ver the very spot where Alonzo :ad been killed three years before, a grave almost beside that of tie uncle. Alonzo's children, who had worn vengeance on "Big Robert," nourned with the rest at the fu- eral and listened intently while le minister .read the exiled lead- r's dsath-bed message of peace, n people from "over beyond" vere allowed to attend the rites. 5o in the grave of "Big Robert 1 ' Miserable With Backache ? Sure Your Kidneys Are Working Right ? A CONSTANT backache, with kidney irregularities, and a stiff, achy, worn-out feeling all too often warn of disordered kidneys. Don't take chances! Help your kidneys with Doan's Pills. Recommended the world over. Sold by dealers everywhere. 50,000 Users Endorse Doan's: M. H. Nelson, Box 255, Senford, Del.. Bays: "My back was lame and stiff and I could hardly stand erect. I had to set up often at night. After using Doan's Pills I was rid of the paina and could sleep without without having to pass the secretions." DQANS PILLS A btirnulant Diuretic tothe Kidneys wisely. For despite he* beauty and litter devotion to this tugged man of the hills, there tyefe sinister sinister whisperings about her origin Jane was dark-eyed and swarthy; she was-a "furriner. from out beyond." beyond." Thus ostracized, Bill Anderson put his worldly goods and his woman woman into a wagon, hitched Up his four mules and started out to establish establish a new world for himself. They entered the mountain-walled cove and settled down, far removed removed from the whispered scorn of his own people. Children came to them there— sons who were lithe and strong like their father, daughters With limpid eyes and alluring voices like 'Jane Russell. Isolation had been an obsession with Anderson, but love broke all barriers. His sons went out and won other women; women; men heard his daughters sing the mountain songs and stayed stayed to cast their lots With the clan. Against the Law Even through three and four generations, as the colony grew, there remained some of the bitterness bitterness of Bill Anderson's self-enforced self-enforced exile. This sullen resentment resentment manifested itself in outright and often desperate lawlessness., Their haven became a place to be dreaded and shunned, The Anderson chieftains remained remained supreme, maintaining their power by sheer strength and true aim along their rifle sights. Even violent deaths brought no interference from outside authorities, authorities, for no reports were made of them until, somehow, officers heard that Alonzo, head of the clan, had been killed by his nephew, nephew, "Big Robert."' They raided the cove and sent him to prison. There he died, So the "blood taint" of the Andersons Andersons is forgotten new, and law and order and progress have come to Anderson's Cove. Folks there are going to build their first school, and are wondering who they can get to teach in it. Why, there's mayor, even talk of electing a SCOURS PLANTS TO DEATH VERMILION, S. D., March 20— (/P)—No plant life is found growing in the Missouri river, says a report by Prof. Howard C. Abbott, head of th e department of botany of the University of South Dakota, to the American association for the Ad- vancsment of Science. Phonograph records in 10 different different languages are sold in Egypt. the No Mail Orders We Reserve the Right to Limit Quantities Service 60c Mcntholatum 37c 50c Spdiphenc Antiseptic 45c 35c Freezone Corn Remedy 27c 10c Bocabelli Castile Soap, lOc PALMOLIVE SOAP 5 Bars 29c ONE DEAL TO A CUSTOMER P E R

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  1. Miami Daily News-Record,
  2. 20 Mar 1930, Thu,
  3. Page 12

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