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THE DANBURY REPORTER
REPORT OF GRAND JURY
The Argus=Eyed Gentlemen Make Some
Timely Recommendations to the Board
Of County Commissioners, Among Which
Is An Admonition Regarding the Danger=
ous Poor House Hill===Hairston Ford
Bridge Ordered Repaired===Board Will
Act On Advice of Grand Jury With*
The grand jury at the last term
of Superior Court made some im
portant recommendations to the
Board of County Commissioners
through Judge Moore, which are
as follows :
State of North Car., ( Superior
cu u rt * Court, Fall
Stokes County. j Term ' 1907
To Honorable Frederick Moore,
Judge presiding :
The Grand Jury for Fall Term.
1907, of Stokes County Superior
Ooart respectfully report to the
Court that we have visited the
County Jail in a body and find
same in good condition, well kept,
prisoners safe, and well fed. We
reoommend that the platform on
on the south side of the Jail be
removed and stone steps he made
instead, and that the Jail well be
There is a young insane white
woman, Alice Boles, confined in
the County Jail. We recommend
that she be sent to an asylum for
|he insane as soon as the proper
arrangements can be made.
A committee of three of our
number visited the Couuty Home
for the aged and infirm and report
the home in a fairly good condi
tion, inmates well fed and cared
for. We found sanitary arrange
ments as satisfactory ns could be
expected. We recommend that
some repairing be done on the
windows, doors, floors and chim
neys i f the building and especially
on the old building nearest the
We have visited the offices in
the Court Hone'e viz : Clerk Su
[ perior Court, Sheriff and Register
t of Deeds and find said offices well
| kept and records in good condition
; and neatly arranged. We exam-
I ined the new Cross-Index to rec
f. ords in Register's office that is
now being made nnd find that the
work is progressing satisfactory
and is being neatly done.
We recommend that the Hairs
ton ford bridge be rej aired at once
as it is in a dangerous condition,
and we especially recommend that
,the wooden posts supporting the
approach to said bridge be thor
We reoommend that the section
of road in Meadows and Danbury
Townships between the County
Home branoh and the widow Jas.
Tattle's residence be worked im
mediately and that the hill known
as the Henry Durrett hill on
same road in Danbury Township
be made wide enongh for two
wagons to pass. The part of hill
that we herein recommend to be
made broader is at the bend of the
road on the hill.
THOS J. DAVIS,
Foreman Grand Jury.
A CRIMINAL ATTACK
on an inoffensive citizen is
frequently made in that apparent
ly useless little tube called the
"appendix." It's generally the
result of protracted constipation,
following liver torpor. Dr.
King's New Life Pills regulate
the liver, prevent appendicitis,
and establish regular habits of the
bowels. 25c at all drug stores.
SOME DILLARD NEWS.
An Ice Cream Supper—Farmers Go
To Winston—Getting Ready For
Gideon, Oct. B.—Several farm
ers wont to market this week from
this neighborhood with tobacco,
to-wit: Messrs. John F. Durilap,
Coon Branson, Jas. Bullen, Hard
Martin and W. M. Flynt. Guess
they will take in the Fair at
Winston and spend a few shekels.
Mr. Wilson Mitchell has alsogone
to Winston horse trading.
All are getting ready for the
Association, but we are sorry to
learn that Mr. Gid Mitchell can't
take company on account of sick
ness of his sister, but guess all
will find homes and plenty to eat,
Mr. Johnnie Duulap and Miss
Bercha Dunlap gave a delightful
ice-cream supper Saturday even
ing, whioh was eujoyed by all.
Some indications of frost, but
we've been highly favored so far
and farmers are about ready to
sow grain and gather corn.
Prof. C. Z. Whitaker Decides To Or
ganize Association and Hold
A Fiddlers' Convention for Win-
ston-Salem is assured. Prof C.
Z. Whitaker, the promoter of what
promises to be? a most enjoyable
event, has decided to organize a
Fiddlers' Association and hold a
convention here annually.
The first contest will be pulled
off during the month of Novem
ber, tho exact date to be decided
within the next week or two.
Prof. Whitaker has written to
various countries in the Piedmont
section and replies have been that
ihe fiddlers of Yadkin, and other
counties will be here to partici
pate in the contest.
Prof. Whitaker hopes to secure
the Elks' Auditorium for the con
vention. It is safe to say that the
contest will attract a large orowd
and that those who attend will get
the w. rth of their money. A nice
list of prizes is being arranged
ar.d will be awa ded the winners.
OUT OF SIGHT
" Out of sight, out of mind," is
an old saying which applies with
special force to a sore, burn or
wound that's been treated with
Bucklen's Arnica Salve. It's out
of sight, out of mind and out of
existence. Piles too and chilbl
ains disappear under its healing
influence. Guaranteed by all
DANBURY, N. C., OCT. 10, 1907.
THE PEOPLE TAKING
ADVANTAGE OF THE
RATE BEFORE NOV
D. F. Tillotson, to October -J,
J. N. Martin, to February 1911.
John R. Smith, to Nov. 22,
(). T. Gentry, to January 13,
J. P. Covington, to April 15,
C. C. Boyles, to Juno 25, 1908.
W. G. Shultz, to Febuary 11,
G. T. Hampton, to March 17,
J. F. Poindexter, to June 28,
D. Alex White, to September
John Head, to January 22,
E. L. Bennett, to January 22,
W. M. George, to September 24,
J. S. D. Pulliam, to September
Friday, Oct. 18th, To Be Known As "Tobac=
co Farmers' Day" At the State Fair In
Raleigh===President R. K. Simmons Asks
the Stokes Farmers to Attend.
Westfield, N. C., October (sth.
Mr. Editor :
W ill you please allow me space in your valuable paper to notify
the members of the Farmers' Protective Ass >oiation, that during the
State Fair at Raleigh that Friday the 18th of October will be known
as "Tobacco Farmers' Day," and all tobacco growers who attend the
Fair, and especially the members of the Protective Association, aie
invited to be there on that date, and we will have a business meeting
in interest of the Association, We hope to see many of the gocd
farmers of Stokes county there. Every member who goes will he
considered a delegate.
It is true that tobacco has started off better than usual, but it is not
yet selling at a profit to the producer, considering the advanced price
of everything the farmer has to buy, the price has not advanced in
proportion to other things. Therefore, it behooves us as a class of
business men, to make an effort to bring the price of our commodity
up in proportion to other things, or else we will be left in the race.
Hoping to see you at Raleigh on the 18th of October, I remain your
R. K. SIMMONS,
President Farmers' Protective Association.
L. S. Grabs, to March 1, 1908.
W. R. King, to September 26,
| Mary T. Wilson, to November 3,
J. W. Pulliam, to Feb. 5, 1908.
D. M. Tuttle, to August 7, 1908
W. F. Grabs, to April 28, 1908
James Wall, to March 23, 1908.
A. H. Kiger, to January 15,
Prof. W. A. Flynt, to Sept. 12,
Miss Cora Boles, to Sept. 26,
W. A. Lewis, to July 16, 1908.
Jas. W. Lesley, to March 2,
O. J. Cates, to May 6, 1908.
J. C. Wall, to January 26, 1909.
J. A. Williams, to January 28,
W. T. Neal, to March 10, 1911.
Tom Neal, to December 26,
C. O. Baker, t) January 22,
Miss Jennie Smith, to May 15,
T. J. Boles, to Feb. 1(5, 1908.
H. 0. O. Hall, to July 15, 1908.
W. T. Tut tie, to Jauußry 20,
Geo. W. Newsum, to April 15,
H. C. Southern, to January 7,
W, J. Campbell, to August 27,
Mrs. Martha J. Simmons, to
January 5, 1908.
Rev. A. L. Hunter, to March
T. J. Overby, to August 9,
B. R. Jones, to Fobuary 5, 1908.
C. W. Owens, to September 26,
J. D. George, to September 10,
W. M. Martin, to July 27,
J. B. George, to Feb. 18, 1908.
R. H. Simmons, to January 15,
J. V. Anderson, to January 15,
E. F. Shore, January 15, 1908.
Gabriel Moore, to January 1,
N. S. Jones, to June 15, 1909.
Chos. Lunsford, to Sept. 10,
T.B.Smith, to September 10,
Mis* Wilmeta Smith, to April
R. H. Pulliam, to Feb. 26, 190 S.
P. W. Glidewell, to May 29,
R. F. Fulk, to September 14,
J. R. Covington, to February 18,
J. P. Smith, to December (5.
R. H. Kiser, to January 19.
S. F. Stewart, to August 6,
F. M. Flinn, to August 11.
Dr. W. G. Leak, to December ],
John Johnson and Tom John
son have been suggested for the
democratic nomination for pres
ident and vice president, resjiec
tivaly. The euphoneousness of that
combination would simply be tc o
COUNTY FATHERS MEET
Road From Jno. NeaFs to Flat Shoal Cceek
To Be Discontinued===Jail and Courf~
House Roofs Ordered To Be Painted===
The Stokes County Fair Association At
King Registered===Various Promiscuous
Claims Paid=-=A Number of Outside Pau=
pers Receive their Allowances===Some
Other Business Before the Board.
Though only a small crowd was !
I present at the meeting of llio j
| Board of County Commissioners
I Monday, a good deal of business
of general interest was transacted.
| A full hoard was present as fol
lows: K F. Shelton, chairman;
W. M. Mabe and J. P. Smith;
C. M. Jones, Clerk.
A petition was presented to the
board signed by twenty citizens of
the Meadows neighborhood, ask
ing tluffc the public road leading
from a point near the place of Jno.
Neal. Sr., to the Flat Shoal creek,
be discontinued. The petition
was signed by the following citi
zens: W. R. Stephens, G. F. War
ren, John A. Neal, G. W. Neal. G.
iT. Martin Joel A. Hicks, J. P.
Martin, W. P. Sands, J. F. Pep
per, James M. Neal, Robert Joyce,
R. H. Jojce, J. H. Matthews, J.
E. Hicks,C. M. Williams, J. A.
Stephens, J. G. Priddy, L. H.
The petitioners suggest that the
discontinuance of this road will
give nine bunds on the Danbury-
Walinit Cove road, which hps at
present three hands, an insufficent
number t > keep it up.
The petition will | rjbably I e
granted by the board at the next
meeting, as the notice of the dis
continuance was ordered adver
The organizers and stockhold
ers of the Stokes County Fair at
King filed with the board, accord
ing to law, a copy of the details
of their organization, lha stock
holders are as follows: S. L.
Pulliam, S. L. Reynolds, W. C.
Southern, J. F. Newsom, Wm.
Knight, W. E. Butner, C. F.
White, W. D. Thomas, R. H.
Kirby, J. R. Hutchins, R. N.
Reynolds, W. E. Keiger. The
officers are as follows : S. L.
. Pulliaiu, President; W. R. Keiger,
Secretary and Treasurer; J. F.
iNe*Siiii. First Vice-President and
Assistant 6e0.; S. L K« yuolds,
j Sec Vice-Pres.; E. P. Nuwsum,
Adverting MniiHger. Th -se uffi
i cers »ern elect, vl to s«ive one
The following or.hr was
in -de by the Board ngarding
the fr'air :
It apjMjaring t > the Board of
Commissioners of Sokes County,
that a duly certified copy of arti
cles of association of The Stokes
County Fair Association, at King,
N. C., have this day been present
ed to the Board of Commissioners
of Stokes County, in accordance
with sec. 3870 i f the Revisal of
It is thereupon ordered by the
Board that the sam ■ be filed in
the office of the Clerk of the
Board, and there remain for safe
keeping, and that the C lerk of
the Board, under the official seal
of the Board, transmit to the Aud
itor of the Stat9 c f North Caroli
> na, a duly certified copy of said
j articles of association, together
will) the certificates thereon, and
of tlm order.
The Board of Supervisors of
the roads of Beaver Island town
ship sent a letter asking the
commissioners to discontinue the
Davis mill road, or make a cart
way of the same. In the absence
of a petition from the citizens
living along the said road, the
Board declined to take any action
on the matter.
The Board made a critical
examination of the making of the
new cross index for the records of
the county. It was found that
Messrs. [Rogers and Petree are
doing first class work, and that
they have completed seven ;books,
amTare now at work on the eighth,
and that Book 5, which has been
finished contains more instru
ments than any other three books
in the office. The Board expressed
themselves as well pleased with
the progress and efficiency of the
work, and ordered it continued
till the end. There are 45 more
books to he indexed.
Sympathy was extendi d to
Registi rof Deeds Jones on ac
count '.if the extreme dullness of
t lie marriage license market, and
t lie hope expressed that an early
rehabilitaton of the divine nftintos
may b-' apparent.
Ordered that the roofs of the
court house and jail be painted,
also the roof of the jail stable,
. and the cont-art be given to Mr.
Alvin Blair for the work.
Claims were allowed as follows :
|M. T. Chilton, C. S. C. S 80.25
j R. J. Petroe, Sheriff, 30
| R. P. Joyce, Sheriff, 90
I R. S. ColemaD, deputy sheriff, 2.10
W. H. Davis, deputy sheriff, 2.10
j D. A. Simmons, deputy shff., 1.05
J. J. Priddy, deputy sheriff, 45
Jno. R. Smith deputy shff., fiO
T. M. Lawson, deputy shff., 1.70
J. S. D. Polliam, J. P., 70
F. ti. Thomas, court officer. 95
W. R. Stephens, keeping
home A. & 1., Sept., "07, 80.87
D. A. Simmons, conveying
prisoner to jail, 2.60
D. A. Simmons, court
J. P, Lynch, juror laying
out road, 1.00
A. VV. Davis, court officer, 7.50
J. J. Priddy, court officer, 3.00
Y. S. Smit'i, repairing
Henry Dirret bridge, 6.30
Y. S. Smith, cmrt officer, 7.50
J. J. Priddy, serving road
Thos. S. Petree, wurk on
R. R. Rogers, work on in
R. P. Joyce, repairing large
bridge at Walnut Cove, 2.27
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