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DAK BURY REPORTER
Several Bridges Asked For
In Different Sections i
of the County.
AI MEETING MONDAY
Citi/.ens In Northern Stokes
Offer To Advance Cash For
Bridge At Hill's Old Ford
At the regular monthly meet-;
ing of the County Commission-!
ers here Monday a delegation j
of citizens from the northern
part of the county, composed of
J. C. Frans, C. W. Blancett, J.
W. Flippin and others, appeared
before the board and asked that
a bridge be erected across Dan
river at Hill's old ford, near
the Farmers Union Roller Mills.
As an inducement to the board
to build the bridge the commit
tee offered to advance the
money necessary to build the
bridge and further offered to
build the necessary roads leading
to the bridge on both sides of
the river. The commissioners
did not take any action in the
matter and it is r.ot known
whether they will consider the
offer or not.
It will be recalled that at a
recent meeting of the board a
number of citizens of tha fame
section isked far a bridge
across the river at R. W.George's
upper roller mill, which is not
far from Hill's old ford, the
Horse Racing 19 14 MomeComirig
Stokes County Fair!
King, N. C., Oct. 20-21-22
| THE MOST COMPLETE FAIR IN OUR HISTORY.
| Fine Exhibits of Poultry and Stock Will Be Here.
I EXCITING HORSE RACING EACH DAY.
I A larger and more varied exhibit of art and agriculture.
! THE GREAT MIDWAY WILL BE ALIVE WITH
j SHOWS AND ALL KINDS OF ATTRACTIONS.
! Reduced round trip railroad rates from all near-by
i points. All trains stop at Fair Grounds. CVrAL()GUE I
I DeWITT F. TILLOTSON, L. K. PULLIAM,
pla.e that a bridge is now want-\
ed. The commissioners at that;
time appointed a committee to
examine the sights offered, etc..
and it is learned that the board
will likely build the bridpre at |
George's upper mill, in which J
case it is not probable that the
bridge asked for Monday will be
i A bridge wanted acroes Snow
creek near Sheppard's roller,
jmill was refused at a meeting
!of the board some time since on •
, account of the fact that the j
road leading to the sight was in ,
such bad condition, but it was!
; stated by the commissioners at |
j that time that if the citizens
I would put the road in good con
] dition the matter of giving them
| a bridge would be considered,
i Since that time the idea has
; been advanced that the ford on
1 Snow creek at the Phillips plan
tation would be a much more
practical place, and at the meet
j ing of the commissioners Mon
day Mr. John Y. Phillips, of
! Dalton, the owner of the Phil
-1 lips plantation, was present and
stated some of the reasons why
this would be a better place for
the bridge. Mr. Phillips offers
to construct a good road to the
i bridge from each side in case
lit is built. The commissioners
will consider the matter.
| Mesdames W. C. Slate. R. H.
R. Blair and A. J. Tilley are at
tending the Winston-Salem fair
today. Mr. John Taylor drove
jthim over in Dr. W. C. Slate's
DANBURY, N. C., OPTOBER 7, I^l4
County Candidates Start On
their Canvass Of the.
AT DAN BURY MONDAY
John T. Ben bow and A. H.
Helton Spoke Here At the
Appointments Of the
The county and legislative
candidates filled their first ap
pointment of the county canvass
at Danbury Monday. Quite a
crowd of the citizens came out to
hear them discuss the issues.
Mr. John T. Benbow, Repub
lican candidate for Congress,
and former District Attorney
A. E. Holton were present and
addressed the audience.
The county candidates were at
Dillard yesterday and are at
I Sandy Ridge today. Their other
i appointments are as follows :
Lawsonville, Thursday, Oct.
' 8, 11)14.
Francisco, Friday, Oct. !>, 1914.
W. R. Mitchell's Store, Satur
day, Oct. 10. 1914.
' Wilson's Store, Monday, Oct.
Capella, Tuesdav, Oct. 13,
i Pinnacle, Wednesday, Oct. 14,
King, Thursdav. Ojt. 1914.
Germanton, Friday, Oct. ltf,
Walnut Cove. Saturday, Oct.
Mr. Ge>. W. Smith, of King
Rjute 2, was a visitor here Sat
urday. Mr. Smith statid that
the tobacco and corn crops in his
i section were good.
j • i
Annexes and New Houses To
Be Erected In Several
SCHOOLS OPEN OCT. 12
Buildings Being Improved Fach
Year By Teachers As Well As
By County Authorities
- Board Of Fduca
tion Met Monday.
; The Stokes Board of Education
met at the court house in Dan
bury Monday and it was ordered
, that new school buildings and
' annexes to oresent buildings be
erected as follow s:
District No. (>, Peters Creek
township, annex to ba erected to
District No. 8. Snow Creek
township, annex to be erected to
; present building.
; i District No. 5, Sauratown
• township, and District No. 4.
| Sauratown township, annexes to
be erected to present buildings.
! District No. 1,(colored) Beaver
Island township, new buiWing to
■' be erected.
I District No. 1, (colored),
, Quaker Gap township, new build
ing to be erected.
The Hoard decided to erect
'several other school houses in
, various other districts in the
I county as soon as contracts can
. be let.
Most of the new buildings and
j annexes already ordered 'o be
. ! built will be completed by the
[opening ot the schools or soon
! after that time. The schools
,' will open Oct. 12.
! During the past few years
" I there has been much improve
-11 ment in the schools of Stokes.
s .Many new buildings have been
erected, annexes built and better
| teachers employed. In many j
j instances the teachers have rais
ed money by various means and
painted the school buildings, ad
! ded oorches, improved the
school grounds and otherwise
beautified th_» house and sur
Our Mail Wap
floes Good Business.:
Mr. G. A. Hill, who makes the,
,! trio daily between Danbury and i
, 1 Walnut Cove as our faithful mail \
I carrier, also does a freight and
[ express business which is rather 1
, remarkable. It is estimated by
calculation that since of:
the present year Mr. Hill has
\ I hauled a quarter of a million
: pounds of freight and express,
; I in addition to the thousands
II of pounds of mail he carries, and
(all of the hauling during that,
, 1 period has been done with one
spring wagon and one team of ■
j horses. It might be suggested
here that it's about time General
r was installing a Ford. It is
} certain that he has earned more
than the price of one this
i Addition Being [reeled
In Tullle School House
| Mr. Sam P. 11-eath. of Walnut
; Cove, has the contract for the
i erection of an annex to the Tut
s tie public school house, four miles
north of Walnut Cove on the
s Danbury road. The work is be
ing rushed and the building will
i 1 probably be ready by the first
r! day of school, Oct. 12th.
FOR MORE WHEAT
Stokes Farmers Preparing To
Increase the Grain Crop.
Prices of Flour anJ Chop
Will Cause Farmers To
(jive More Attention To
In talking with farmers from
I different sections of Stoked it
! has been found that they arc
i preparing to sow a large amount
:of small grain this fall, this be
ling the result of the increase in
| the price of flour, chop, etc.
: During two days of the past
week seven farmers' wagons re
turning from market were noticed
pul ing new grain drills behind
them as t hey passed through
Danbury, and they are doubtlesu
i biing purchased in the other
Sictions of the county at about
the same rate, which is only an
other evidence of the determina
tion of the farmers to grow their
breadstuff at home.
Sarn of Tobacco Burns.
Mr. Chirles M. Williams, of
Mea lows, wh ) was here Mon
day. reported that Mr. Gtlen
Ayers, who resides near him,
lost a barn of tobacco bv tire
Wednesday night. The tobaivo
was grown on the farm of Mr.
Hardin Covington of Danbury.
Messrs. I„. M. McKer.xieand H.
McGee, of German ton, attended
the speaking here Monday.
Miss Bercha Dunlap,'of Gideon,
is visiting Miss .Delia Stewart in
| Danbury this week.