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THE DANBURY REPORTER.
STOKES COUNTY DEM
Strong Ticket Nominated Saturday at Meeting
Which Was Attended By a Good Sized Crowd--
Dr. J. Walter [Seal Elected Chairman In Place Of
Dr. J. H. Ellington--A Hot But Harmonous Day.
For Sheriff—E. C. Shep
pard, of Lawsonville.
For Register of Deeds —
Gaither C. Davis, of Dan
For Treasurer —Emery C.
Rothrock, of Walnut Cove.
For the House J. C.
Carson, of German tor..
For Coroner J. S.
Whitten., of Danbury R. 1.
For Surveyor—J. Preston
Ferguson, of Germanton.
For Commissioners T.
Kallam, of Sandy Ridge: D.
F. Tillotson. of King: J. C.
Frans, of W estfield.
The Stokes County Democrats
were out in force at the conven
tion Saturday, nominating the
above ticket with no small de
gree of enthusiasm. A majority
of the nominations were made
by acclamation, the exceptions
being the ollices of Register of
Deeds and Treasurer, and the j
position of Chairman of the Ex
ecutive Committee. Two ballots
each weie necessary to nomi
nate respectively :: Register of
Deeds and a Treasurer, while j
two votes were also taken on
The weather was very hot and ,
nearly every person in the house
was in his shirt sleeves whin
Chairman Ellington called the
convention to order, requestmg
J. A. Lawson to act as tempor
ary Chairman, and X. E. Pepper
as Secretary. On motion, the
temporary * organization of the
conven'ion was made permanent,
Without any speeches or cere
monies the convention got down
to business. Chairman Lawson
stated that nominations were in
order, and that the office of
Sheriif would receive the lirst
consideration. Mr. H. E. Smith
then arose and presented the
name of K. ■'. Sheppard, of
Lawsonville. with the assurance
that Mr. Sheppard was the great
est "vote-getter that ever wer.t
down the pike." No other
names being suggested, on mo
tion Mr. Sheppard was declared
the nominee for Sheriff' by ac- j
The next nomination in order
was for Register of Deeds. The
following names wtre placed
before the convention: G. C.
Davis, J.A. Lawson. C.K. Boyles,;
W. I). Georgi. The first ballot
resulted as follows: Davis. 10.97; !
Lawson, 10.122; George, 7.84; i
Boyles, 15.74. Twenty.two votes
being necessary to nominate, a
second ballot was taken resulting
as follows: Davis. 22.20: Law-/
son, s>. 18: Boyles, 6.5(5; George, ,
5.00. This gave the nomination '
to Davis. j (
For Treasurer th? names of E. j 1
A. Rothrock, Jno. M. Bowles, J i
W. P. Kiger and J. H. Carterj (
were placed in nomination, the|
tiist ballot resulting as f.»ll »wk; >
Rothrock, 18.77; Kiger, 1".33;;|
Bowles, 8.9"; Carter, G.OO. The
second ballot gave it to Roth
!rock: Rothrock, 25.78: Kiger,
11.50; Bowles, 5,03: Carter. .60.
i Dr. J. W. Neal. for Coroner:
J. Preston Ferguson, for Survey
or: and D. F. Tillotson, J. T.
i Kallam and J. C. France, for
; Commissioners, were nominated '
Iby acclamation. Later. Dr. Neal
1 having declined the nomination
i for Coroner, J. S. Whitter. was
named in his place.
.Dr. J. Walter Neal was elected
Chairman of the Executive Com
mittee in place of Dr. J. H.
Ellington, who has held the
position several vears. There is
no salary attached to the chair
manship. its emoluments b?itu'
only honorary. In passing fr mi
Dr. Ellington it leaves one who
has conducted thf office with the
j highest ability, honor and digni
ty to the Democratic party of
Stokes county, and one who has
always been true to the faith,
'and ready to answer every call
made upon him by the party.
Dr. Ellington lived at Sandy
Ridge, which is considerably l
i isolated from the renter of the
| county, and some of his friends
j thought it best that the }K>?itioi
J should be held by one nearer the
great majority of the people. In
the hands of Dr. Neal the im
portant office of Chairman will j
not suffer, but Dr. Neal will
sustain its high traditions and
c >nscientiously perform the im
portant duties which it rep
After appointing Dr. A. G.
Jones and Mr. li. E. Smith dele
gates to the Senatorial conven
tion at Pilot Mt., which meets
next Saturday, and after listen
ing to short speeches of thanks '
from Candidates Sheppard end
Davis, the convention adjourned.
Death of Mr. Ollie Bell Mabc Ihurs
Mr. Ollie Bell Mabe died at his
home near Danbury late Thurs
day evening of last week, of
som .'thing like brain fever. He '
was aged about 155 or 10 years
ol 1, leaves a wif > and several
children, was a harpworkingand
Mr. Mabi? had done an unus- 1
uall/ hard summer's work, and 1
was just ready to save his crop 1
when taken ill.
An article that has real merit
should in time become popular. £
That such the case with ("ham- t
berlain's Cough Remedv has 1 j
been attested by many dealers
dealers. Here is one of them. ||
H. W. Hendrickson, Ohio Falls, i t
Ind., writes "Chamberlain'si t
Cough Remedy is the best for j
coughs, colds and croup, and is : ,
my best seller." For sale bylr
all dealers. j
LAND FOR SALE 15!) acres
on the head waters of Buck Is
land creek. Two good dwell- '
ings, 5 tobacco barns, fine or-! j
chard, good grain and tobacco t
fam, 75 acres in timber. Price :
$2O p?r r ere.
I I. N. STEVENS, 1
sseplmo Danbury, N. C. j
DANBURY, N. C., AUGUST 4. 1912
TO STOKES COUNTY CROPS
Wind and Hail Damages Tobacco
and Corn to Extent ot $25 000 to
540.000 Io North Western Part
of County—List of Farmers Who
That was a great storm which
swept over the Northwestern
part of Stokes county on Sunday
afternoon. August 25. Brief
reference was given to the
matter \r. the last issue of the
.Reporter, but full particulars
had r.ot at thai time been
received. Mr. A. D. Doctf. of
Francisco. v:ho was one of the
worst sufferers, was in Danhury
Saturday, and told the Reporter
ome details of the storm. Mr.
Doud is about 05 years of age,
but he had neve l vitnessed such
a violent wi'i 4 . . a down
pour of hai a rain. Mr. Gar
land Smith. ■ v of the oldest
tizens of the neighborhood,
hears like testimony to the storm.
The rain heat down in torrents,
the wind was a mighty gale
and the haii s'on »s completed
the destruction. Tobacco and
corn in the path of the hurrioare
were completely ruined. Mr. A
D. Dodd's damaged amounted to
at least sn'o.Ml. while Mr. R. II
,L. Smith's damage reaches 551.-
000, and Dave Smith's sNoo.oo
to $l,OOO. J. R Forest's damage
was as heavy ;is his father-in
law Dodd's. R. E. Smith's crop
was destroyed, his damage being
from sshi.oo to sl.ooo. A long
list of the farmers who suffered
complete or partial destruction
of their crops could be given,
among them being Messrs. Henrv
Smith, larvis K. Smith, Ernest
Smith. Reid Owens, Floyd
Owens, Jas. Owens, Ernest i
Pyrtle. Goins, Craddock, several!
of the Collins' ar.d many others
too numerous to mention. The
total damage is possibly $25,000
or s4o.' >OO.
Hail and wind have also de
predated in other sections of
the county. Mr. N. A. Martin's
tenants, near Danbury. are
victims, .lack Duggins' crop
was badly torn up. Robt. Kiser
estimates his also at $400,00.
Will Overby and others reported
Piedmont Hotel Closes
Piedmont Springs hotel will
close next Saturday after a very
successful season. Several oc
cupants of cott ige will remain a,
few weeks longer. The store
and postoffice closed this week.
WHAT WE NEVER FORGET
according to science, are the
things associated with our early
home life, such as Bucklen's
Arnica Saive, that mother or
grandmother used to cure our
burns, boils, scalds, sores, skin
eruptions, cuts, sprains or
bruises. Forty years of cures
prove its merit. Unrivaled for
piles, corns or cold-sores. Only
25 cents at all druggist.
Danbury Local Union will meet
in special session Saturday night.
Aug. 7. Some important mat-1
ters will come before the meet
ing and every member is urged
to he present.
t. D. WHITE, Pres.
MUCH MONEY COMING
TO STOKES PEOPLE SOON
Sale of 1912 Crop Will Mean About
$BOO,OOO More In Circulation
Big New York Bank Writes
Cheerful Letter To Bank of
Stokes County. : 1
The Mechanics and Metals Na-j
tional Bank of New York with a!
capital and surplus of $12,000,0 oj
writes us the following interest
ing and cheerful letter :
"New York, Sept. 1.
"Bank of Stokes County,
"Danbury and Walnut Cove. '
"Gentlemen : Contrasted
with the chaotic utterances and
innuendoes of politicians of all
parties, how pleasing to the ear
are th: l phrases of our forefa
thers. embodied in the preamble
of our Constitution :
'We. the people of the I'ni
ted States, in order to form a
more perfect union, establish
justice, insure domestic tranquil
ity, provide for the common de
fense, promote the general wd-i
fare, and secure the blessings of
liberty to ourselves and our pos
terity. do ordain and establish
this Constitution for the Ur.itc-d
States of America.'
t "Wo suggest this lirst instru-1
1 ment of our government as the!
fundamental plank for all polit
"From a great many different
sources we understand that the
manufacturing and jobbing bus
iness of this country is increas
ing in volume on a solid basis.'
The crop conditions also consti
tute an encouraging condition.
We therefore look forward to
good business and a hardening;
of the money market this fall, j!
believing that politics cannot se-11
riously handicap the trend to- ,
ward better times.
"Y'ours very truly,
"GEO. M.GARRAH, President." : 1
Though in several sections of
Stokes county drouth, wind and ,'
hail have caused large damage, j'
yet as a whole there are fair'
crops and large acreage. Far- (
mers will soon begin to market
tobacco, and much money will be ;i
in circulation. Our Stokes to-' i
bacco crop alone will bring some
tiling like *BOO,OOO. This re
minds us that the time to begin
saving money is when you have 1
it in hand, and we invite every
man, woman and child of Stokes
county, who have not already
done so, to start a bank account 1
with us as soon as possible. We ]
offer you a safe and com n:ent i
place to deposit your savings. ]
We will pay you 1 per cent, in
terest compounded every three :
months, and you can get your •
' money back any day vou cali for
it or need it.
BANK OF STOKES COUNTY,
M. T. CHILTON, Pres.: N. E. ]
PEPPER, Cashier at Danbury; s
O. N. PETREE, Cashier at Wal
nut Cove. r
The undersigned will open 1
school at Danbury on Monday, '
September it. Board and tuition
J. T. SMITH. A. 8., t
If you knew of the real value
of Chamberlain's Liniment fori
lame back, soreness of the j
muscles, sprains and rheumatic \
pains, you would never wish to
be without it. !'• sale by all 1
dealers. I i
MRS KURFEES IMPROVED.
But She Is Still In Winston Hospital
New Principal For Germanton
High School —News of German
Germanton, Sept. 3. The
many friends of Mrs. John W.
Kurfees, who has been at the
Twin City hosoital several weeks
. for treatment, will be glad to !
I know that she is much better.
Prof. Flowers, of Burlington, l
( has accepted the position to teach
| the Germanton High School this 1
term, and is expected this week.
iHe will open the school at an j
early date. Miss Corinne Tuck
er, of Ruffin. N. C.. will have
charge of the music department
Messrs. Clifton Kurfees and
Paul A. Petree will leave this'
week. Mr. Kurfees will go to
the U. N. C. at Chapei Hill and
Mr. Petre-' will enter the JVff'er
son Medical College at Philadel
Mr. Otis Bodenheimer left
yesterday for Roanoke. Va..
where he is to take a business
I Miss Anna Hill returned last;
| week from Spencer, where she '
! had been visiting her sister. Mrs.
jj. C. Small.
Messrs. I. C. Carson anil Jas.
M. Hill went to Winston-Salem
! last night on business.
Mr. K. T. Beck, Jr., is in
'Roanoke Rapids, Ya., represent
ing th> Dupont Dynamite Co.
He is to be there several weeks.
W'e had good rains in this
j section of the county last week,
but for all that the weather con
tinues unusually warm and
everyone is complaining of the
Misses Linda Gibson and Mary
Matthews returned Thursday
from Phosphu Lithia Springs,
Va., and from spending a few
days with relatives in Stoneville.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Wharton
and little son, of Clemmons, .
spent the week end with their
Aunts, Misses Mollie and Alice
Hill, also Miss Louise Hill, of
Lexington, and Mr. John Whar
ton. of Clemmons.
Miss Fannie Davis returned a
few days ago from Piedmont. ,
where she had been staying
Several weeks. Everyone whoj
has been to Piedmont this sum- j
mer has been well pleased and
reports a most pleasant time.
Capt. J. I). Powers, of the)
Southern R. R., is spending
some time with his family here.
Miss Mabel McKenzie went to
W inston-Salem last evening to
see her cousin. Miss Nannie
McKenzie, and will be away j
Mr. Jacob Fulton, Jr., of Wal
nut Cove, was in town yesterday.
Mrs. O. L. Pruitt and family
left last Friday for a visit to her
brother in Mt. Airy.
Mrs. Dr. Dennis and children, 1
who have been here for some!
time with their mother, Mrs. F. j
E. Petree, will return to their;
home in Charlotte soon.
Mrs. R. I. Dalton an i family,
who have been visiting their
rthtives, left f>r their l ome
in Winston Saturday.
The State Library
MT. VIEW. OCT. 15
ELECTION FOR SCHOOLS
Ordered Held By The County Com
missioners—Board In Settlement
Two Days With Sheriff ar.d
Treasurer—Other Matters Tran
The most important matter
:before the Board of County
I Commissioners, which was in
session here Monday ami Tues
day. was the settlement between
the Board and the Sheriff and
| Treasurer. The settlement was
completed on Tuesday. The set
tlement with the sheriff showed
the smallest insolvent and release
lists for several years. At the
conclusion of the settlements the
1 tax books for 1012 were turned
: over to the Sheriff for collec
1 A full Board of Commissioners
was present, including John \V.
Gann. Chairman. Chap Boder.-
hcimer and T. M. Lawsor.
Many matters of minor irnpor
; tance. coming under the head of
regular routine work, such as
i the granting of tax releases and
' the payment of promiscuous
claims, were transacted.
The Board ordered a schoo'
election held at Mountain View
on Oct. 15th for the purpose
of allowing the people to vote
on the iiuestion uf special taxa
tion to supplement tin school
fund at that place.
A new public road was ordered
laid out in Quaker Gap town
ship leading byway Vade Mecum
towards the Quaker Gap road.
The jail well was ordered re
The matter of donating £250.00
to defray the expenses of a hook
worm campaign in Stokes,
which has been brought to the
attention of the Board by the
State Medical authorities, was
deferred. The Board is favorable
to the proposition, but would
take no action until further
Crops are looking right bad in
this section, as there has not
been much rain.
Mr. K. O. Creakman and little
i daughter. Miss Viola, have been
, spending the week down in
North Fork. YV. Va., visiting
friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Flynn and
little son. Charlie, are visiting at
L.'aksville this week.
Misses Maria Smith and Eliza
beth Knapp, of Madison, have
been the guests of Miss Effie
j Blackwell this week.
Miss Nell Flynn went to Madi
son shopping last week.
Mr. Fitz, the miller at Bayne's
mill, got his ankle broken last
week, but is getting along very
! John Adams, the son of Mr. R.
!L. Adams, who had the misfor
| tune of getting his back broken
last summer, don't seem to" im
Misses Mary and Nellie Joyce
are spending several da 1 s in