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VOL. XXXIX, NO. 11
POLITICAL EVEiVrS '
OF THE PAST WEEK!,
Highlights of Political Activity of I
Both Major Parties Summarized'
From Recent News Dispatches
From Over the Country
Hoover and Smith Far in Lead . jA
total of 58o out of 1,089 dele-\ j,
jjites (exclusive of Ohio and Penn- ^
sylvania. whose primaries were held n
Tuesday) to the Republican nationalj
invention and of the 5-15 needed
for the nomination have been select- .j
ed. Only 4 12 of the 1.100 Demo- n
ratic convention votes actually have
been allotted, with 73o 1-2 necessary |j
: ? nominate. ^
The line?up on the basis of in
-. uriunis una ue legates generally! t
needed at present to the various
candidates at the ciose of last week
Preference in doubt, as follows:
< dorado 1. Connecticut 17. Delaware
i>. Louisiana 2, Mississippi 12.
Missouri 6, Nebraska .'5, New Mexico'
New York 43, North Carolina 3, ^
' vlahoma 12, Wisconsin 3. n
Hoover has 233 delegates from
"he following states: Colorado 13.t ^
Georgia 15, Iowa 2, Kentucky 21),
l uisiana 10. Maine 11. Michigan t^;
is. Minnesota 0, Missouri 8, Nehras-.;
ka 5. New Hampshire 11, New Mex- '
7. New York 17. North Carolina' ^
7. Rhode Island 12, Tennessee 5. >'
Virginia 15, WiseoiiSin I. Hawaii 2,j c
Philippines. 2. 1 1
L.o\yden 175. as follows: Arkansas *
!. Colorado 1. Illinois 01. Iowa 27. ?
' nnesQ.ta 21. Missouri 25, New!1'
Mexico 1. North Carolina 10, North 11
! .koi.ti 13. Oklahoma 2. South Cam , 11
i 11. Wisconsin 2.
Senator Xorris has 2*. 1 1 from
Nebraska and 17 from Wisconsin. t
../lis has Kansas' 23 and 1 from t-l
. i bo Island and Idaho pledges its tl
tn Senator Borah. 1 ?
Preference in doubt 01: Arkansas
" *. 1 . uii-iana 2o, Oklahoma 20 and it
l?t.ah 3. | h
Coventor Smith has 301, from i c
::.e following states: Arizona 0.
1 aho 8, Illinois 58, Iowa 20. Maine
12. Minnesota 2-1, New - Hampshire I \
S; New York 80, North Dakota 10,1*1
"uui .1, w'M-onsin zo, rniffljpnies <?, ; ii
rto Kico Virgin Inlands :2. j
Missouri's art- pledged to s. u |
;.tor Hoed; Georgia's 28 goes to Sen-!
.tor George and Nebraska gives her i V
1 ?' to Hitchcock. 1,
Flection by third district Republi-j t
cans of W. II. Fisher of Clinton, as ?i
:.n uninstructed delegate to the na-1 C
tional convention completes the'
North Carolina delegation to Kansas: a
City. The state's delegation now] 1>
lines up: Instructed for Lowdcn/ '?
7: avowed supporters of Lowden* Q
hut uninstructed. o; avowed sup- ?
iti i-s of Hoover, but uninstructed, I
7. Not committed, but claimed by 1 a
both Hoover and Lowden leaders,, b
three. i S
Illinois For Lowden
Frank O. Lowden, Illinois' war |
time governor, was named as the He-j
publican state convention's choice \ %
for the presidential nomination atj ^
Springfield Friday. The state's 61 ;
delegates were instructed "to bring j
about" his nomination.
, _ "7. -;,f V^i _ - I
37 Candidates File With Board > t<
Only two state offices-^-lieutenant j G
governor and commissioner of labor j n
ami printing?had more than candi-J w
date Friday night, the- last day for! f,
filing candidacy with the state hoard j
of elections, but in six congressional i si
districts Democratic congressmen d
face opposition in the primary. ' w
O. Max Gardner of Shelby, has no
opposition for the governorship, nor' si
had any Democratic opponents filed j n
against Secretary of State Hartness;1. t<
Treasurer Ben Lacy, Attorney Gen- B
eral P.rummitt, Superintendent of! tl
Public Instruction Allen, Comission-! u
> er of Agriculture Graham, Insur-1 ti
ante Commissioner Boney, Revenue sj
Commissioner Doughton and two j
justices of the supreme court, W- J. 1
Brogdcn and George W. Connor. | P
John D. Langston. W. II. S. Burgwynlsi
and R. T. Fountain are .the Demo- ii
cratic aspirants for the lieutenant j ii
governorship. Frank D. Grist, com-j
missioner of labor and printing, will j c<
be opposed by O. J. Peterson and i iV!
-*? r ou: "i ^ ? 1
ou^iun. i wo lremocrats, \V. h
I- Small and John H. Clement, of | fi
the first and 11th judicial districts, i C
respectively, arc without opposition,! b
either Democratic cif Republican, forj t<
superior court judge.
Congressmen who will be unoppos-l
ed in the primary arc: Lindsay C.! a
Warren, first district; Chas. 1,. Ab-j h
ernethy, third district; Chas. M.[A
Stedmab, fifth district, and R. L.; a
Doughton. eighth district. In three d
distri ts there are three Democrats T
seeking the nomination for congress.. 1c
In the fourth Congressman Pou is u
in a race with P. W. Mack and! d
Thos. Crcckmore; Major A. L. Bul(Continued
on Page Eight)
A Non-Partisan Nc
Sews of Week in and
About Blowing Rock
rirst Number C. of C. Bulletin issued
Tuesday; Green Park Hotel
Will Open May 1 ; School Will i
Close on May I \
By RUPERT GILLETT
Blowing Rock. April 2S.? The1
rsi issue of the Blowing Rock Bul j
;t;n. monthly publication of the,
>lowing Rock Chamber of Com
lerce. appeared Tuesday. At the'
nme time, H. C. Martin, president!
f the chamber, called a meeting for)
'hursday night to prepare for mail-'
lg out the bulletin.
Each member is asked to bring a:
st of prospective visitors to whom1
lie bulletin may be mailed.
The bulletin contains all informa-j
ion needed by tourists about P.lowng
Hock; facts about hotels, acommodations,
amusements and the1
on ditto n of roads, together withj
ther information about the town
nd its surroundings.
Green Park to Open May 1
Green Park hotel, second largestj
otel here, will bo open for the sum- i
ter season May 1. it was said Tuesay
by 0. W. Spencer, the manager, i
Everything will he in readiness onj
fiat date for receiving guests, hej
The golf course, Mr. Spencer said. 1
; in better condition than it ever}
as been. This course was only last j
ear enlarged t<> a championship j
nurse, with new greens throughout,
he greens last summer were not in j
he best of condition, because the
rass had not had time to cover
item. Hut now. Mr. Spencer said,
11 greens are covered with a fine
urf of creeping bent.
School Closes May 1 1
Pupils of the seventh grade of the
Mowing P.oek school are preparing
heir coranuncenieut program for
he last (lav of school. May 11. All
f the usual feature.-, of romtneneeieii>
pro grains will he included. i
As tin- high school has no gruJcluatrig
class this year, no exercises will
o ?iven in that department at the
lose of school.
W. M. S. in Quarterly Meeting
The quarterly meeting of the 1
Wmen\s Missionary Society of the1
hroe Forks baptist association met
i\ Hlowing' Kock Thursday with a i
irire delegation front all the
the prop;rant was opened with tie-;
otional exercises, led by Mrs. Hart
ey of Blowing Rock. Rev. P. A.
ticks then spoke on the Centennial j
antpaign. Mrs. I. J. Coffey of I
loffey of Hon tic on the Heck me-:
torial. and Mrs. Hurst of Cove j
reek on the expense fund.
After a duet by Mrs. Tom Coffey!
nd Miss Helen Coffey of Blowing j
lock Mrs 11 It fmn.rfco,-.,.
. . ^ v., -f--- I
h the Ruby Anniversary. Reports
f societies were then heard: Mrs. j
K P. florton for Cove Creeks Mrs. )
M. Hodges for Blowing: Rock, j
hd Mrs. R. D. Hodges tor Boone..
Leporta were heard also from Mrs. j
I. F. Horton on Young Peoples'
oik, from Mrs. J. D. Brown on
lission study, and front Mrs. Smith
lagaman on personal service. The:
rogram was closed with a solo by 1
The next quarterly meeting will!
e held in July with the Bethel;
Extension of Water System
The Blowing Rock water works is!
tying 1,200 feet of new water mains!
> connect several springs in the |
Ireen Park section with the town!
tains. The springs will he enclosed
ith concrete to keep them in a per-!
ectly sanitary condition.
A new reservoir is also to be con-j
tvueted in Green Park, and the un-l
erground reservoir on Green Hill j
ill be put into use. I
A recent test of the water by ihe<
tate chemist showed that it is al-:
lost absolutely pure, as the reaction !
) every test was negative. Manager]
lob Greene of the water works said i
lis purity is maintained without the.
se of filters, because the water is'
ikon directly from mountain]
Green Park Will Open Soon '
O. W. Spencer, manager of Green1
ark hotel, second largest of the?
lmmov hr?fole- Jr.
.ivvvio 1IVIV., 10 III WM* II III <11\ - '
ig arrangements for an early open-;
ig of the hotel for the summer. j
Other activity among the summer,
oriony indicates an early season.]
Irs. Elliott Reed of Savannah is [
ere preparing her summer home i
).r opening, as are J. L. Snyder of I
harlotte, W. A. Hewett of Greensorp
and Dr. R. B. Scales of Bos>r..
Play Delights Large Audience
Before a large and appreciative
udience in the school auditorium
ere Saturday night, the Tuesday!
fternoon Club presented the three-'
ct comedy "Sunshine" under the j
irection of Mrs. E. G. Underdown.j
he cast was composed entirely e?|
>cal talent. The proceeds will bej
sed to help buy seats for the auitorium.
The members of the cast were A. \
(Continued on Page Eight)
wspaper, Devoted to the
SE, WATAUGA COUNTY. NORTE
WATAUGA OF 4
THE LONG AGO
Happenings of the Town and County |
Thirty-five to Thirty-nine Years!
Ago as Chronicled in the Columns!
of the Watauga Democrat
September 12, 1889
There are 2,473 taxpayers in)
Col. Todd went to Middle Cane
yesterday to witness the marriage of
his son, \V. B. Todd, to Miss Belle
Hodges, at the residence of the
bride's father. John R. Hodges, last
As the editor and publisher are
both absent this week, the many
readers of The Democrat will please
excuse this issue, as it is left entirely
in the hands of the "devils."
Something new in the way of
working cattle was seen on the street
iast week. There were three, all in
abreast, and one on one side of the
tongue and two on the other. They
were hitched with hames, collars and
traces. The general opinion was that]
it was a "hully" team.
A great number of our people are
attending the Three Forks Association
at Zionville, which began Tuesday
and closing this evening. The associations
are looked forward to
with a great deal of interest by our
people, ample preparations ore made
for the accommodation of friends
n 11 rl irnnctc
W. B. Council!, .Jr. ancl Fl. F.
Lovill are representing the Boone
bar at Bakersville court.
The hoard of commissioners met
on September - with J. E. Pin ley,
chairman. .1. \V. Mast and \V \Y.
I'rcsnell. The hortjrd was in session,
A report is going: tPio rounds
that Governor Fowle is trying to
step into the shoos of Senator
Vance, This, however, is only a
j. rumor which surprised Gov.exayafe
Fowle very much. No. gentlemen,
"Old Zeh" will still he senator for
many year, to mine.
It is estimated thai the Farmers'
Alliance controls 70,000 votes in
North Carolina. This would be a
strong force to oppose were they to
make it a political organization. Vv e
are going to look with much interest
at the outcome of the Alliance, not
that we are doubtful whether they
can manage their business or not,
for wc know the farmers of North
Carolina are men of brains as well
as sinews, but what we are watchin
is the. wav thev arb coiritr to Hrivo
out of politics worthless men. The
farmers own North Carolina in the
main; why not rule it?
* * . .. * : J
New River Academy announces
the first session will begin August
26, 188th According to the advertisement,
board can be had at from
$5 to $5-50 per month, and tuition
from $1 to $3 per month. The school
was located at Ilorton.
SMITH AND HOOVER LEAD
IN TUESDAY'S PRIMARIES
Hoover and Smith are decidedly!
in the lead on the fact of early re-1
turns from the preferential presi-!
dential primaries held on Tuesday.
Incomplete returns indicate that on)
the Republican side. Secretary)
Hoover has received. 148,076 votes I
in Ohio, or more than twice as many
as all other candidates, while Smith
on the Democratic ticket received
majorities over Senator Pomerene in
all precincts reported.
Delegations from Massachusetts
will be uninst.ructed, both to Kansas
City and Houston, and while the results
arc not binding, Smith and
Hoover received overwhelming maioritin<
and f Vl MV inanorrovc
the delegations. In Pennsylvania
two uninstructed slates of delegates
were selected, while in Alaska
Smith received six. In Pennsylvania
no candidates in either party were
entered. Curtis and Lowden reigned
supreme in the Republican convention
in Oklahoma, being instructed
to vote for the two candidate^ "in
such order and at such time as the
"NOT FEELING WELL"?
HAS BROKEN NECK
Apleton, Wis., April 18.?Otto
Mossholder, 54, a farmer, fell out
of a tree last October and though he
has been doing his farm work since
he hasn't felt very well.
Physicians have just found out
that Mosshoiuer bad broken his
The line "Man wants but little
here below" must have been in the
mind of the designer who made up
these new spring garments we are
a ist interests of Norths
iKOLIXA, THURSDAY. APRIL 2
27 Counties Will Hav<
Secret Voting This Yea
Australian System is Effective i
Primary as Well as General Election.
Watauga Among Them
Watauga is one of the 27 countie
[ in North Carolina that will use th
i Australian ballot during the electioi
i this year; While the measure is no
j exactly the same in ail the 27 coun
ties concerned, the leading pro vis
ions of the Australian law arc in
! corporated system.
The Australian ballot, or some
thing akin to it and including secvecj
Ill urn; casting 01 votes, I?> to Pe II
effect this year in the following
Alexander. Ashe, Brunswick. l>un
combe. Burke. Caldwell, Catawba
j Gherokee, Clav,, Graham, Guilford
' Henderson, Jackson, McDoweli, Ma
con, Madison, New Hanover, Ran
i dolph, Poik, Sampson, Scotland
' Scotland, Stanly. Surrv, Swain
Transylvania, Watauga and Yancey
As to primaries and the effect th?
Australian ballot will have on thi
form of voting to be followed, sec
j tion 107 of the state election law'
"Primaries governed by genera
election law?s. Unless otherwise pro
vided in this article, such primar
elections shall be conducted, as fa
as practicable, in all things and in al
details in accordance with the gen
oral election laws of this state an
all the provisions of this chapter aiv
of other laws governing election
not. consistent with this article sha
apply as fully to such primary ele<
tions and the acts ami things don
thereunder as to general elections
and that all acts made criminal i
committed in connection with a ge!
oral election shall Jikewis. he crinv
nal, with the same punishment, who
committed in a primary election hoi
BID GOVERNOR SMITH
GOODBYE AT ASHEV1LL
Asheville. April 12.? Vei' thoi
san<l people saw Governor Alfred I'
Smith of New York fend his \aehtio
here at \: in o'clock this afternoon.
_^People from every walk of lil
and mini" every part of" wester
North Carolina and from thrl
neighboring states were jammed int
a seething mass about the governor
private ear, yelling:
"Wc'n fot yon. A l." and fightiti
foi the opportunity t-.- shake hant
with the governor.
In a public statement issued to tli
press just before his departur*
Governor Smith pronounced his te
days' vacation in the Land of ch
Sky "one of the happiest periods <
my life." and said that the nuicl
talked-of southern hospitality far to
ceecled his fondest expectations.
"The wonderful hospitality <?t th
southy' his message said, "has mad
me feel that I was not a mere vis
tor but that I was as much at. hom
and among my own people as if
were in New York or in the e.vc
cutive mansion at Albany.
"You have onenevl to me von
homes and your hearts and 1 leav
you with the happiest impressions o
your beautiful country, your thri\
ing community and your generou
Never before in the memory o
the oiliest residents here has such
public demonstration been accordc
any public man as the one tend eve;
to the departing: governor Uusafter
noon. Several thousand automobile
jammed traffic for miles about Bilt
more, and more than an hour wa
required to clear the roads foPowinj
the departure of the governor'
Accrerpany i ng the goyrtnov oi
I his private car were Senator am
| Mrs. Peter C. Gmry of Rhode Inland
I Judge Jos. M. Proskauer of Ncv
| Yorl:. and members of th.? privati
c\: party, include, r James J. ilior
I dun. Wnu F. iv-nr/, Wm. li. roth
and Sergeant tVm. Roy. On the ivt
vat? car of Mr. Trdd whh h was aUi
attached to the train, Ncv
York newspaper men trailing ?h?
Early this afternoon C'ovcino
Smith made an inspection of din
United States veterans' hospital a
j Oteen and addressed the disable'.
vhvtauo, uii ui wiiyiii lie WUIU liW
see personally, over the hospital'
I private ladio station.
A good deal of complaint has bee",
received lately on account of live
i stock. chickens, dogs, etc., being al
lowed to run at large about th<
j town. Citizens will please have ;
! care for their neighbors' propert:
and remedy this condition. other
j wise the ordinances, will be enforce*
I in this connection.
W. R. GRAGrG, Mayor.
Only 29 of 150 college girls inter
viewed said they would marry Col
! Lindbergh if they had the chance
j But who ever denied a woman th>
j right to change her mind when th<
rest North Carolina
.! ATTEND RAYS'
! Boone Trail Marker
Unveiled at Mt. City
^ The unveiling of an Indian arrowhead
ten feet high with a has
l~ relief of Daniel Boond set in the
c structure of native rock and a map
of the Boone Trail highway below
* the tablet took place at Mountain
111 City, Tenn.. Wednesday voning at
7 :'?0 o'clock as a part of the losing
( exercises of the school there. '1 he
ceremonial was in the ii^hl of t.nivb'
es, depicting the cam pf ire- days of
i- ii... -i ut. -i.i l- *....
. I IIV U'lUgllWS VIU rt IIH L I <i"
I versed these mountains 150 years
ago. The arrow head contains many
11 ] intercstir;, relics and Indian imple!
men (x contributed hv the people of
i Mountain < iiy and the community,
i The names of many of the school
E pupils ami citizens of the community
were scaled in the tablet at the u?i
veiling. The ceremony wa in charge
?.j of the school and the Boone Trail
n| Highway association. I he ??louiit|tVh
City chaptet pf the Daughters of the
e| American Revolution took part. The
a j ivey "which was planted-rtroumi th<
e tablet is front Washington's tomb at
o| Ml. Vernon. Daniel ftoone was the
's | blacksmith with Washington oh the
IB ruddock expedition.
A similar ceremonial will take
is; place at Cove Creek next week at
the school commencement.. J. 11 ample
ton Rich, managing director of the
ii, Boone Trail Association, is in the
n section and wiil direct the unveiling.
1 ROME WAS 2,681 YEAR
' OLD l.AST SATURDAY
Rome. April 21.?Rome; today
lCvj celebrated its two thousand six hun,?:dred
and eighty-firkt birthday. The
festive occasion, which is also the
^( Fascist party's official labor holidays
^ 1 was marked by imposing parades in
k~j all Itaiian cities, while in the capital
j labor gave a tangible demonstration
!<m ine pew spurn 01 peace- instilled
in its relation In the Fascists niavch
ing Side by side through the main
j thoroughfares behind the national
si Hags and singing the country's patri:
i' I -J
;! BUDS SAVED FROM FROST BY
t; ICE PACKED UNDER TREES
Tulsa, Okla , April 28.?Joe Mcs
Crary has packed about 125 to 150
. pounds of cracked ice around the
s base of the trunk of every tree of
j. bearing age in his orchard. The ice
s retards the flow of sap and consequently
delays budding until danger
i of frost passes.
j A three-inch layer of straw, covered
by a thin layer of dirt, keeps
k. the icc from melting. When MeCrary
, wants the trees to blossom, he will
_ remove the straw and let the ice
~ COVE CREEK NEWS ITEMS
Sugar Grove, April 2S.?The an.:
nual com men cent en t of the Cove
! Creek nigh school will begin on
Friday afternoon, April 27, and last
aj through Sunday.' The grades will
? ' present a program on Friday afterU
noon, the class day exercises by the
.v! senior class on Friday night, the ad~i
dress and awarding of dirdomas on
Saturday morning:, the senior play
on Saturday night and the sermon
on Sunday afternoon. Announcement
will he made next week of the
j program in detail.
' Several patrons have responded to
the appeal for work on leveling the
" school ground. We are especially
anxious to get this work done before
- commencement." We hope others
will send their teams this week.
Prof. A. Williams of the Nor
mal faculty, filled the pulpit at the
? Baptist church last Sunday. Rev. I.,
j A. Hurst was away visitirg in Jefferson
The hovs* Aycock Memorial Litev'.
avy Society entertained the girls' so.
cicty last Thursday night. C:\mes
e were played and refreshments were
e served. A very pleasant social
hour was enjoyed.
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FIVE CENTS A COPY
LS 1.733 MILKS TO
Party, Composed of "Dick" Hodges,
George W. Wortham and Harvey
Bingham Carlton, Arrived in
Boone Tuesday Afternoon
TJu 1 exas Trio, ompobt'd of Co!.
R. R. (.known in Boone as "Dick")
Hodges and George W. Wortham.
Pa ris, Texas ancl Harvey Bingham
Carlton ol Paris and Abilene, Tex.,
arrived in Boone Tuesday afternoon
J to attend the sixtieth anniversary of
the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. .J. ('.
! Ray of this city. At Ashevilie they
were joined by Mrs. M. E. Randolph
and little daughter, Nina Ray.
The party came in a Willys-Knight
car which is appropriately decorated
showing "From Abilene. Texas, to
Boone, N. to attend the GOth
anniversary of Mr. and \Ir:-. J. C.
Ray" and "We've come 1,733 miles."
On the tar are pennants bearing the
names of the three senior colleges at
Abilene, Texas, stickers showing the
names of tow ns through which they
passed, large posters showing "Abi j
lone .Texas, the Capital of West
Texas," and other advertising material
added along the journey,
i ,Cariton and Wortham are nephews
of Mr. and Mrs. Ray; Mrs. Ran:
dolph is the granddaughter of the
! Rays, and Boom citizens know that
Dick Hodges is the brother of Mrs.
rL\ Mr. Wortham married Mrs
Ray's niece. Miss Mary Hodges
Caiftoh. the daughter of MfS.
| Hannah Marfcisha Hedges Carjlton
I and Charles Robert (bub) Capitdn,
I who studied law in Boone years age
j under Major Bingham. fatln-r of
1 u.. i? i - i?: -i
i/i. i\. i\. oingiisnii.
rhe parly U ft Texai in a caravan
1 <' !' motor\;uh' "1 soiv.r lb-2 cars
which in n Good Roads convention
at Memphis. Trim., last Friday
an<l Saturday, to advei.lise an allj
year-round highwat from Rroadway.
San Pi ego, Cal.. to Broadway, \~< \v
York City. This highways is fenwt;
as the 4< Broadway of America/' At.
1 Memphis the Texas Trio left the
i other eats which returnee! westward.
; On the route Here the party was cr."j
tcrtaiiie?i in various cities by mayors'
and chambers of commerce. At !
AshcviMe. Mayor Roberts, mgKer's
I of the city commission and officials
'! of the Carolina Motor Club enteri
tainoil them overnight when they
,v.ere true Is of Mr. and Mrs. -A?. E.
j Randolph, grandchildren of Mr. ami
I Airs. Ray of F?ooo?'. The ear which
thov aie driving was new when they
left Texas, and the speedometer now
shows 2j0l i miles from Abilene,
a lit i it- city of 32,400 population,
iocalecl 170 miles due west of Fort
Worth. Mr. Carlton is the official
chauffeur and horn too tor. Dick
, Hodges is the official guide and hu|
mo rist and Mr. Wort ham is the manager
and treasurer of the party.
They have had the right-of-way
through city traffic in cities in
which' they have visited, free gasoline
a fid oil have been given in some ?
ol ihe west and east Texas towns,
and word was wired ahead as! to the
time of their arrival at different
places and ropes were stretched
across the streets to make them stop %
and get Tree luncheons, fish dinners,
sandwiches, drinks and advertising:
Although the trip has already
I taken eight days, they are still go1
ing. after the anniversary celebra|
tion at the Ray home today. From
here they will go to Johnson City.
: Tenn., on the narrow gauge railroad
as guests ol* Dick Hodges. After
; that Dick will remain in Boone for
awhile, then going to Florida to
spend next winter. Messrs. Carlton
and Worthhani will go to Atlanta.
Ga., Florida, and hack west via
Pineola and towns southeast of
Boone. At Atlanta Carlton will be
j joined by his wife, whose home was
I in - that city prior to her marriage
last September, when she and Har;
vcy visited the Rays in Boone. This
j is Mr. Wortham's first trip out of
i Texas, and he has seen so much that
, he is now required to get spectacles
to finish out the trip. It is rumored
with some definite authority that
Dick Hedges plans to marry before
! going to Florida. The name of the
! victim has not yet been furnished
| The Democrat, but the reporter
i promises? to furnish its readers with
j full details as soon as Dick pets cont
! ; '
j MOUNTAIN CITY PUBLISHER
MAKES ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE
j News has reached Boone to the
| effect -that Wallace Barry, one of
the publishers of the .Johnson County
News. Mountain .City, is recovering
from the effects of a self-inflicted
bullet wound. Young Barry,
supposedly >r? u fit of despondency,
J is said to have fired a bulelt from
a .22 calibre rifle into his left breast.
The missile however, struck a rib.
changed its course and passed out
through his left arm. not having
reached the vital organs. No reports
have been received as to the cause
of the attempted suicide.