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MAY 17, 1923
(jr.he 331atauba democrat.
The Sunday mail is again on between
Lenoir and Boone.
Mr. T. H?ll Farthing anu family, |
have moved to the Coffey property I
near the depot.
Blowing Rock Baseball nine was
defeated last Saturday by Mt. Zion
(Skyland). The score being 30 and
Mr. C. M. Byers, of Charlotte
Branch, manager of the Standard
Oil Co., was here the last of the week
looking after the interests of the Co.,
in this section of the State.
Mr. T. Hill Farthing is moving his
stock of merchandise from the Critcher
building on depot street to more
commanding quarters in the Bank
Blowing Rock now has electric
lights. The current is coming from
Mr. W. L. Alexander's power-house,
until the Boone Fork F'ant is in
The little office of Dist Attorney i
Frank A. Linney, used as a law office 1
ever since he began his practice in :
Boone, is beinamoved to a back lot
and a more stately and modern
building will he erected on the site. '
We are indeed sorry to hear of the j
continued illness of Mr. Thomas L. 1 (
Day, the last tidings from his bed- j
side being to the effect that he was i ^
gradually growing worse and hopes
of his recovery are almost abandon-'
Messers. Caskie Hodges and
Claude Helms of Blowing Rock
passed through here Saturday, on j
their way to the Cumberland Moun- j
tains in Kentucky, where they will !
take an outing, hunting and fishing,
for a couple of weeks.
Miss Nannie Rivers, who closed her j
term of school at Finley last Fri-i
day, has returned to her home in j
Boone. She was much pleased with 1
her stay in that section of the coun- j
tv and is under contract to teach
there again this year.
The Masonic Fraternity was glad
to have with them on tluir call communication
last Friday evening a
1 number of members from Stony
Fork lodge. Come again, brethren,
you will always meet a hearty wel- T
Mrs. Jack Ray, of Boone, who j
under went a most critical operation
at Community Hospital at Shulls
Mills, some time since returned to j
her home Saturday. She is getting (
on very nicely indeed and her speedy ^
and permanent recovery fs expected. ,
Mrs. Mollie Coffey of Statesville, I
her son, Stuart, of that city, and her i
daughter, Mrs. Councill, wife of I
Judge W. B. Councill, of Hickory, <
passed through town Monday enroute i
to Mountain City, to visit Mr. Stacy i
Rambo, who remains critically ill. j
Prof. W. L. Winkler and sisters,, 4
Miss Winkler and Mrs. Zack Green, (
left Monday to visit their father Mr. 1
Noah Winkler in Caldwell county.
' They will, we understand, attend
commencement at Oak Ridge. Prof.
Winkler, for some time being the official
head of that institute.
Mr. Preston Jennings, of Banner <
Elk, is moving his household goods <
into the Phillins buildincr in Boone.
and his family will arrive possibly
before this paper goes to press. This
is the last unoccupied house, so far
as we know, within the limits of the
Workmen are here from Bristol,
Tenn, putting up the cornice and
doing other exterior work on the new
Methodist church, while work an the
interior is going steadily on. Only a
few more weeks will be required to
get the main auditorium ready for
In the absence of Pastor F. M.
Huggins, the Rev. Sebastian, now
conducting a series of meetings at
Mt. Vernon, filled the pulpit in the
Baptist church at the evening service
last Sunday, and in a most acceptable
manner. The large building
was snugly filled with attentive hearers.
Mr. R. L. Bingham. (Carpenter
Bob) is building a pretty five-room j
bungalow on the elevation over- j
looking the site for the state high.
school in the Muster field, recently
purchased by the Board of Education
from Mr. J. F. Hardin. As Mr.
Bingham already ownes one of the
prettiest houses in town, we take it
that this one will be for sale or rent.
Our townsman, Mr. Calvin J. Cottrell,
is again a very sick man, and
much uneasiness is felt over his condition.
He has been in declining
health for some time, and his advanced
age is very much against him,
His children, save one, Mr. Hill
Cottrell, of Broadnaz, Va., are with
him, and every thing possible is be^
ing done for him.
Rev. L. C- Wilson is attending the
Annual meeUng of the Southern
Baptist Convention in session at
Kansas City, Mo., this week. The
Rev. Mr. Huggins, pastor of the Baptist
church in Boone, intended to go,
and. in fact, went as far as Butler,
Tenn., where he attended the commencement
exercises at Watauga
Academy, and returned home on account
of illness of one of his members,
Mr. C. J. CottreilMaster
Bill Klutz, three year old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Klutz, of
Blowing Rock, was struck by an
automobile while crossing the street
last Sunday afternoon. He received
a rather painful cut in the
head and several minor busses but
his condition is not considered serious
The car was driven by Mr.
Iianold Foster and fortunately was
not going very fast. The accident
was practically unavoidable, the
child running out in front of the
car just before it passed.
It seems strange to relate, after
the severe freeze of last week, the
ground being hard frozen two mornings.
that the fruit has not by any
means, been near all killed, at any
rate it is still green and firm in most
localities. But, of course much of
it may drop off. Mr. Lee Carrender,
of the Matncy section, was in town
Monday, and was of the opinion that
th?^ ?r.\^t of ,all kinds was killed
there. However, the reports from
the country, as a whole are, encouraging:,
and it is believed that the
crop will be abundant.
Th<- Watauga Democrat chronicles
hat Ralph Williams, aged 12, late y
caught in Cove creek a rainbow
trout 20 inches long; "one like this
rarity, even for the veterans of the
rod ana reel. ' Twenty inches of
sainih :rideus u ? whole passe, of
rout, the like of which few human
yes are ever permitted to see; but
ive'd back a 12 years old mountain
my to catch* one against any "ve tran
angler," unless the v. a. had
ilso in his time been a mountain
>oy.?Greensboro Daily News..
ROAD CAMPS MOVED
Mr. Clement, general road eonrirtor
wU f..- ? 1?">? u.
.. ..w 11.1'( cn
in charge cf the har-i-surfice
vork on the Boone Trail Highway,
las moved his camps, men, teams,
ileum shovel- and practically all the
equipment being utilized to the
Hoone-Blowing Rock road, and work
>n this most important link will be
.igoriously pushed until completed.
Work is now going on all along the
inc. and quite a good showing is bong
made. But some of our people
lave yet to learn that making roads;
>f this class is a mammoth undcitakng,
and their construction takes J
nuch time, labor and money. It|
seems the men having the work in!
rharge are putting forth their best
jflforts, and that is all that can be
required of any man, or set of men.
Sunday May 20, there will be a
special program at the Baptist Sunlay
School for Fathers' Day. Every
i>ne is invited to come at 10 a. m.,
wearing purple violets for "father".
"The lecture will begin at eight,"
and early to the hall I walk; and
there for weary hours I wait before
the great man starts his talk. No
doubt his spiel is worth the price,
a slice of eloquence didn't turn it
loose 011 time. "The drugstore opens
up at eight," a placard in the window
reads and at the door I stand ana
wait, until my careworn bosom
bleeds. I want to buy a two-cent
stamp, I wait and wait, no druggists
comes; the weary legions past me
trapip, tjie traffic of the city hums.
That pharmicist has lost my trade,
I'll buy his cards and stamps no
more; the lying placard he displayed
has been a hoodoo to hi sstore. I'm
always waiting for some men who
think that any hour will do; they say
they'll come around at ten, and
don't show up till half past two.
I've noticed that the careless lads are
seldom lodged in Easy Street; while
other gents reap fame and scads they
find it hard to make ends meet. To
be reliable is great, to have men
know, beyond a doubt, that you will
keep your every date, though down
witn i iu or plagued with gout. And
if you say, "At half past nine I'll be
on hand to paint your pump," be
there, or els etake in your sign, and
make headquarters at the dump:
One good way to reduce to music
is to listen to the musical clink of
the trace chains on the plow harness.
?Windsor Border Cities Star.
"Lord Robert Cecil says the League
will go on without us, but he failed
to state just where it would go.?
1 1 ?
The Annual County Singing f<
Watauga county, iril be held 2
Brushy Fork church on Saturda;
i May 27th All choirs in the count
are invited to attend, bringing wit
them dinner for their party.
J. KOBY ISAAC. Chmi
MR. DAVID WILLIAMS DEAD
Mr. David Williams, an aged an
highly respected citizen of Route 1
died at his home last Thursday, aft
many months of severe suffering wit
cancer, or kindred disease. The n
mains were laid to rest in the Horto
burying ground on Saturday, th
Rev. L. C. Wilson conducting th
funeral services, after which th
Masonic Fraternity took charge an
he was buried with full Masoni
Deceased was, for many years
devoted and consecrated member 0
Three Forks Baptist church, and wo
ever faithful to its teachings. H
was a loyal Mason and, until advam
od age and disease forbid, was
regular attendant upon the meetin0
of he mystic order. *Ie was 7
yens cf i!gv, and leaves a widow an
several chile*- p. w th a ho>t o
; irienci* to mourn _.i> departure.
THE RAILROAD ACROSS THI
i R. N. Huckctte. of North Wilkc;
I boro, Maj. W. C. Heath, of Monroe
j and a dozen Charlotte men fore
: gathered at luncheon in Charlott
i the day before yesterday to exchang
j views on the subject of the Tar
| Bowie railroad, and while they d
not seem to have passed resolution
; or decided to memorialize anybodv
i conclusion was reached without dif
sent that the road ought to be a clas
A one, with a grade not exceedin
one per cent, and should follow tha
route by which the greatest nunibe
; of people can he served, that whic
will he of most advantage to the er
| tire state, and that, which can he buil
most economically. So it is gathere
from a Charlotte Observer article.
The legislative commission nan
ed under the terms of the Bowi
I measure is to meet 111 Raleigh tc
| morrow f*?i pian..Mry organize
tion and the selection of an engi
noer who will survey the possibl
routes across the mountain seclio
of northwestern North Carolin
from a section of the Piedmont ger
erally designated in the act. Ther
may be no more than one rout
that could meet the letter and spiri
of the law which conditionallv an
| thorizes the issue of ten million dol
lars in state bonds for constructior
1 but there have been numerous rout*
partially investigated, or suggested
and it will be necessary to examim
all of them, mapping them fully, he
fore a report can be made that wil
comply with the intent of the law.
That is going to be the monu
mental work of some engineer?i
he finds the route and builds th>
road. To build a road of less thai
standard quality would be a futil
thing and a waste of the state*
money; and the road will not b>
built?it is same to assume that, be
cause railroads may he built nov
only with the consent, of the inter
state commerce commission?unles
a route is found of such nature tha
cost of construction of a standard
quality will not be prohibited.?
Greensboro Daily News.
vviL^un rturLt MUCH INTfcR
ESTED IN MYSTERIOUS WELL
Since the report that an oil we
1 had been discovered on the propert
of Herbert Hines, colored, on th
Stantonsburg road, one and a hal
miles east of this city, parties fro*
the Bailee Creek section of Stantoi:
J burg township say that for man
i years the belief has been general i
| the neighborhood that there is oil i
j the lowlands adjacent to the swam
and that after every big freshet
heavy coat of oil is left on the vate
of the creek.
Owing to the big rush made o
Wilson's "mystery well" yesterdaj
the pump has been detached. It i
said that Wade H. Davis has secure
an option on the property and let i
Mr. M. G. Rose on the ground flooi
and that these gentlement will begi
at once to promote the mystcriou
I j\ may went into a photographer
i to have her picture taken?naturally
j While the photographer was adjus
ingthe camera, the lady wrapt
clothesline around her skirts.
"You'll have to take that off, nu
dam," said the photographer, "I tan
take your picture that way".
"You can't fool me that wa;
young man," she said. "I know yc
see me upside down in that camera
^ The way of the transgressor
. hard because it is the beaten path.Dallas
s| DAD an
h J HAT E
HAS A 5
d, SON A P
N. L. Mast, Preside
L. A. Greene, Vive-'
^ G. P. Hairaman. Cas
ci W. I). Farthing, A.
,/ Austin F.. South, Tc
Miss Pearl Hodges,
i - '
.. WOMAN, AS CUSTODIAN OF
HUMAN LIFE, MUSI RAISE
l THE STANDARD OF
Women, as the natural custodians
of the human race, must "raise the
!fe of the nation to the level of its!
,_! privileges; reduce to actual facts the
e ideals of its institutions; elevate in-J
L, si ruction into knowledge, deepenl
ltj knowledge into wisdom, and make;
_! the life of the country perfect to \
the love of man.," declares Mrs. |
, | Prank Ellis Humphry, Reno, New,
s in an address before the mid-bietinal
I council meeting of the General Federation
of Women's clubs here yester_
j Mrs. Humphrey, who is chairman
of the division of industrial and
. social conditions of the federation,
f spoke on "The Woman Factor in In,?
dustrial and Social Conditions."
^ Declaring women are the "best
L? citizens in the world," Mrs. Hums
phrey asserted they long ago recogq
nized their responsibility to their
state and country and that their efv
forts for education and cnlighten _
raent along humanitarian lines have
a brouirht manv surprises ana much
t commendation from thinking: people,
j Telling: of efforts of the federa_
tion in behalf of legislation for
women and for community betterment,
Mrs. Humphrey asked: "After
all, are not these things a matter of j
house cleaning and home making and
education? And are not women the
11 recognized masters in these arts?"
v "One of the brightest spots in
e recent political history," Mrs.
f Humphrey said," has been the legisn
la tion to protect women in industry,
i- Ideal conditions are ahead and all
y because women have demonstrated to
n those in whose hands the affairs of
n state are placed that they are as
p much interested and more insistent
a in their demands for a higher stanr
dard of life and living.
"The establsihment of the
n Women's bureau in the United
States department of labor is evils
dence of the desire on the part of
d the nation to give federal support
n to the welfare of working women,
r, "An intrinsic part of women
n legislation has been the effort to
is secure the appointment of women to
administer the state laws concerning
mother's pensions, minimum wage,
prohibition of night work in specfic
ocouoations and the eicrht-hour dav.
"In 17 states, this object has been
s accomplished, and women hold executive
positions in the welfare administration.
No less important has
been the increase number each year
of women appointed to serve on the
governing: boards of charitable and
penal institutions, agricultural
boards and farm bureaus.
"In fact, where the activities of
? any organization, or institution,
touch the home or the community,
the thought uppermost in the minds
of those in whose hands the appointing
power lies, is to give to the or18
ganiviation, or institution, the prac?
tical, humane, ideal touch that only
a woman can gi^-e."
lOY AND DAD ARE THE
ALWAYS. AND MOST F
iCHEME UP HIS SLEEVE
ARTNER IN BUSINESS, S
IN THE MEA
-t ACQUIRE SOI
hi./ TRAINING. RF
Cashier WITH YOU WI
COME TO TH
LET HIM LEAR
m 13 a r
B O O N
SPAIN WANTS 28,000 TEACHERS |
The Spanish nation finds extreme
difficulty in obtaining e lementary j
school teachers, of wbotr. a further j
28,000 are required in order to pro-1
vide the millions of illiterate child-j
rcn with education.
The reason for the shortage is the
small salary offered to elementary ."N
educators, who begin with only 2,- all.
000 pesetas yearly, and may with mal
great luck reach 2,500 after 25 years
service. There are naturally sonv . .S
posts in the profession which are bet- kite
ter paid, but these are few and far tast
between, numbering only 142. The
highest paid is remunerated with s
8,000 pesetas yearly. j ^
This is to notify all persons arround
that 1 will be at Ruth*fw o$d, ^
Hodges and McNeil's Store on Sator- '1,ex
day. May 10, in the forenoon, and at
Boone in the afternoon for the purpvac
of listing taxes. Let aii who
have not yet listed meet me at one
of the points named. *
G. 11 Miller, lister. Boone township
PLANTS:?10,000,000 Porto Rico
Nancy Hall potato plants, Charleston
j Wakefield, Flat Dutch cabbage j
| plains, Baltimore and Ked r ieiai ?
j Beauty tomato plants. White and !
Yellow Bermuda Onion plants now j
ready, shipping aail\ $1.00 per 1000 :
FOB Valdosta. Dorris plant Co.,
MONEY TO LOAN:?Another al ! RC
.0*111 ent from the Fede *ax Land Bar.k
is now ready for applicatives. Please
get ><?'? upplieation sin by June the
10th. H. ri. GREENE. Sec. Theas. we
This May 16, 1923, Sugar Grove,
N. F. L A. arl
DrA.W. dula ?
I been licensed by examination by th-' |
Suto Boards of Examiner* of North Carolina
South Carolina oad Tenneaaaa and pronoaocti |
thoroufhiy competent to auDiaa cyei and ii1
TO SEE BETTER SEE DULA
Sm mc at following places:
Lenoir, N. C., Saturday
May 19th till Saturday. I
Two Week* at Home I
Office, Lenoir, N. C.
I am always at Lenoir, I
N. C., on Saturday.
DR. A. W. DULA. I
BEST OF PART'ROBABLY,
IO MAKE HIS
N TIME, HE CAN
*1NG YOUR SON
I EN NEXT YOU
N THE WAYS OF
. . .* % COUNTY
EL . N . C .
BOONE DRUG CO.
?The- Rex all Store
lother is our dearrst friend after
.A box of Little Sampler, will
ve her happy
Ihc made taffy for you on the old
hen range and my how good 11
i box of these high grade chocots
will bring a "thank you*' for
)on't forget to honor your mother
t Sunday, May 13th.
BOONE DRUG CO.
Druggists for Cash
R. D. JENNINGS
Office at Blacburn Hotel
>ONTE N. CARO.
Patients from a distance would do
11 to write and have appointments
GS FOR SALE?tee or write
O. E. HAMPTON
owing Rock, N. C. 4i p.
If you have property
to sell, write or wire
us. Our advice Free
as how to handle I
Write today, we'll I
see you soon.
Subdivision Agents I
Hickory, N. C.