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DAN BURY REPORTER
WALNUT COVE LETTER COURT ADJOURNS NEW COUNTY HOME INFANT IS SHOTIMORE ROOM WANTEOIGERMANTDN BHIBGE
Charged With Resisting Of- ! Civil Term Holds Only i Recommended B\ Grand; Two- Year-Old Child Of Mr. Addition To Walnut Cove j Count\ Commissioners
fic.ers Joe Matthews Is Two Days But Disposes Jury At Last Week's and Mrs. Durse Enron High School Building Award Contract TV
Required To Give of Considerable Term of Stokes Court. Hit By Pisio! Ball. Asked Tor. Austin Bros. For It
ssoo Bond. Business. „ Construction.
BOND- ro HE ISSUED RECO\ IRA DOUBTFUL BOARD MET MONDAY'
AT WALNUT • COVE THE CASES TRIED - WILL COST 18.104.22.168*
Postofficc Receipts l : or March I
Greatest In History Chas.
H. Marshall Resigns
New Store Opened -
Other New s.
Walnut Cove, April 7. A trial
which attracted much attention
was held here Monday when Joe
Matthews was arraigned in
Mayor Rierson's court on the
charge of having resisted anof-j
ficer on Saturday night, March'
L'T. It will be remembered that
after Matthews had been subdued j
and placed under arrest he made
his escape from the calaboose.'
however, he came in Mondavi
iivming and surrendered hiin
seif to the authorities and stood
his trial. Many spectators were
in attendance to hear the evidence
an l it seemed very much like a
co rt day. The defendant was
bound over to the next term of
suierior court under a bond of
S"iwhich lie gave.
lost master Linville reports
that the postal receipts during
the month of March were the
greatest in the history of .the
oti ce. Nothing would indicate
nr re forcibly the steady growth
of tl'.e town than the heavy
increase of the postoffice receipts
during the past few months.
Mr. Chas. H. Marshall, the;
popular and efficient rural carrier i
on route three, has resigned his
position as carrier and will re-J
move this week to Winston-Sa
lem where he will engage in the;
ins urance business. Mr. Mar-j
shall has been in the mail service j
here for many years and during :
his tenure of ollice he has made j
scores of friends who regret to'
see him leave. It is honed that,
in his new iield of work that he
will have much success. His
successor has not yet been ap- j
pointed and Mr. -las. Marshall,
his substitute, is delivering the
mail on route three for the l
Mr. W. F. Davis is opening up|
hi? new store today, next door to
the store of Mr. .J. N. Young.
Mr. Davis is well known through
out this section ar.d will doubt
less enjoy a liberal share of the]
patronage in his line of nier- ;
Mr. P. T. Ilanington, of the-
Stokes ildw. & Furniture C 0.,,
is moving his family here this!
week. They will occupy the!
residence on Summit street form- j
eriv occupied by Mr. J. Will.
Elders Alex Moran and S. H. i
ReiJ. of the Primitive Baptists, j
held services Sunday afternoon;
at the Junior Hall.
Messrs. C. H. and 11. H. 1
Davis, of Martinsville, Va., and;
R. P. Sartin, of Burlington, all j
of whom were connected with;
the warehouses here the pastj
season, were in town this week. |
Messrs. Samuel H. Stewart, j
Elwood Boyles and J. Carl Joyce
spent Easter in Danville. Va., j
making the trip in a Studebaker. j
Messrs. A. W. Davis, S. C. j
Rierson, J. H. Fulton, J. W.
Lasley, R. L. Murphy, Prof. J. ;
W. Scroggs, Watson Joyce, J. C.
Bailey and others from here were j
business visitors at Danbury this
Supt. J. T. Smith, of King,
was here a short while Monday :
en route to Danbury.
Misses Bess Morofield, Janie
Martin, Carrie Hill and Eunice 1
Vaughn attended the commence- 1
ment exercises at Pine Hail
Wednesday night. A j.
Messrs. 0. N. Petree. S. C.
Rierson, Jno. Burton, Matsun 1
Joyce. Paul Fulton. Oakley
(irubbs, M. N. Wheeler, T. P. 1
Bailey and others were spectators
at the ball game yesterday i 1
between the twins and the, -
Mr. Jno. G. Fulton spent Mon-l'
day at Walkertown on business, j I
Messrs. R. J. Petree, of Ger-H
manton, and H. G. Petree, ofji
1 Several Suits Are Compromised
and Others Non Suited
Judge and Visiting At
torneys Leave Lor
The civil term of Stokes Super
ior court adjourned late this
(Wednesday) afternoon after be
ing in session only two days,
' however, a considerable number
of cases were disposed of and the
docket was about cleared up.
I There were no cases of special
j importance and a number of
suits were compromised while
several others were non suited.
hollowing are the cases tried
and disposed of during the term:
W. T. Spencer vs. /.ilia Gann
et al, judgment for the defend
ant for s•''."in.(•() and cost.
Mittie J. Hylton vs. Thomas
W. Hylton, divorce, judgment
for plaintiff" signed.
Laura Hairston vs. Hilary
II lairs ton, judgment for plaintiff'
of $25.00 and cost.
J. O. Southern vs. Peter Riser,
l damages, judgment for plaintiff
'of sloo.ooand half of the cost.
Piedmont Hardware Co. vs.
.1. R. Hill, debt, judgment for
• plaintiff s.'so. off.
! T. W. Terry vs. \v. S. Crews,
j ejectment, judgment for defend
ant for land in controversy and
H. li. Reid vs. R. H. Priddy
and W. J. Priddy, debt, judg
ment for plaintiff of $loo.o(» and
Southern Chemical Co. vs.
•John R. Smith, debt, judgment
i for plaintiff for Sloo.oo and cost.
Laura Mounce vs. E.W.O'llan
i lon, carnages, compromise judg
,ment in favor of plaintiff of
i $250.00 and cost.
N. R. Fulk vs. Delitha Bow
-1 man, debt, compromise judgment
J of $25,00.
| Judgment of non suit wss
; taken in the following cases:
I Bank of Stokes Co. vs, John
; Riggs et al.
j Piedmont Tobacco Co. vs, J, F.
M. J. Crouse vs. Curtis Grouse.
M. C. Voss vs. A. J. Fair.
M. P. Watts vs. W. (5. Dodson.
W. R. Stephens vs. John A.
Rural Hall, spent .Monday in 1
Mrs. H. N. Scott, of Winston-j
Salem, is spending several days
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. 1,. Vaughn.
Messrs. J. H. Matthews, A.
W. Davis, K. A. Johnson and
C. 10. Davis went to Walkertown
Misses Mary Martin, Sailiej
Fulton, Lillie Joyce. Eunice!
Vaughn, Stella Rierson. Lola!
Bennett, Mary Martin: Messrs. |
Paul Fulton. R. W. Joyce and
Otis Bodenheimer went on a
delightful picnic excursion to
Crystal Spring, near Danbury,
Miss Willie Stephens delight- 1
fully entertained a number of
her friends at her home on
Summit avenue Saturday even-j
DANBURY, N. C„ APRIL 7, I*ls
County Commissioners Decide To
lirect New Building On Pres
ent Site Plans Will
Likely Be Drawn Soon.
In its report to the court at the
; close of last week's term of
Stokes Superior court the grand
i jury recommended that the coun
ty commissioners proceed as
i early as possible to erect a new
• j home for the poor of the county.
. j It will be recalled that at the
recent session of the general
I assembly a bill was passed allow
■ ing the county commissioners to
i issue bonds in the sum of twenty
thousand dollars for the purpose
| of securing funds to build a new
county home, and it is probable
, tbat this will be done in the near
. future. Some action will likely
he taken in the matter at the
ij next meeting of the commission
j Some time since when the
matter of a new building for the
• Ipoor was discussed the county
| commissioners thought it ad
j visable to buy another farm and
•j re-locate the county home, but
| the present board after looking
into the question have decided
• fully to rebuild on the old site
and not buy another farm.
While the land on which the
. j county home is located is not
i very productive yet there are
many other advantages, among
these being its location in the
. centra! part of the county, the
I large amount of timber on ihij
place, the good water near by.
and other things.
ONLY St V i.N Ql ARTS
■ Walnut Cose Station's
Whiskey Receipts Largely
Reduced Under the New
I A Walnut Cove man in Dan
j bury this week told the Reporter
that only seven quarts of whis-
; key had been shipped to the
j Walnut Cove station since the
i new quart law went into effect.
He added that ordinarily, under
, the former law, during the same
' length of time the receipts
| would have been at least 100 1
There is no question but that
the new law will tremendously
curtail the consumption of liquor.
ITO Call Another Meeting
of Stockholders of Big
Cieek Telephone Co. ;
Messrs. .Joseph Frans and
I lenry Wright, of Westffeld Route
1. were in Danbury yesterday
on business connected with the
Big Creek Telephone These
i gentlemen reported that no busi
; ness of importance was transact
ed at the meeting of the stock
holders of the Big Creek Tele
phone Co. at Westffeld Saturday, j
It was learned that another meet-1
ingwill be called soon, when it is
expected that several important
changes will be made concerning,
j the operation and up-keep of the
j company's telephone system.
Two Hundred arid Thirty People
Attend liirthdav Dinner At
Home of Air. I). F. Tillot
son Other News of
King Route 2.
King Route 2. April •">. A sad
I accident occurred in this section
j Saturday afternoon when the
II two-year-old child of Mr. and j
! Mrs. Durse Raton was accident-1
! ally shot through the head by a |
! i revolver in the hands of a six
'i year-old boy who was making
his home with Mr. and Mrs.
» Raton. The particulars of the
'i accident are that Mr. and Mrs.
1 Eaton had gone away from home |
' for a few hours and left their!
! i two young children with the
'jhired boy. Soon after they left
he found .Mr. Eaton's pistol and
' was playing with it when it went
• oil', the ball entering the cheek
bone of the child and coming out j
*J at the back of its head, passing j
'.just under the brain. I)rs. !
Tillotson and llelsabeck, who
■■attended the child, say that its
I ' i
1 recover; ; s doubtful.
A big surprise birthdav dinner,
given Mr, D. F. Tillotson vester
day in honor of his ol'th an
niversary was attended by two
hundred and thirty of his friends.
Each family brought along a
well filled basket of good things.
; to eat and a table seventy-five j
j feet long was erected in the
yard where the dinner was eaten.
Among the many and various
o* her good things to eat there;
.w. re no less Ohm lifty cakes on '
the table and everything else ir
prop"; tion, ?.nd when one looked
1 on that table after it hail been
i spread it certainly made one feel
> like ur country didn't like for
something to eat. % Aftsr dinner,
the guests were entertained by
excellent music by the Mount
Olive string band and the occa
sion was U most enjoyable one
for all present.
Mr. C. H. Boyles and family,
of Mt. Airy, spent Easter with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wade
H. Bo.vles, of King Route 2. Mr.
Boyles is a prominent citizen of
Mt. Airy. He has held a position
with the Mt. Airy Furniture Co.
for five years ami has a host of
friends in this section.
Mr. T. W. Oentry went to
Winston-Salem last week.
A lot of the young people went
on the mountain Raster Monday, i
: They report a tired time.
Oaath of Aged Woman,
Mrs. -lane Til Ivy. wife of the
! late William Ti 1 ley. passed away
at her home on Walnut Cove
i Route d yesterday at the ad- j!
, vaneed age of >•"> years. The .
\ remains will be iaid to rest to- i
day at the Brown grave; ard.
Messrs. S. C. Rierson and A. |
:W. Davis, of Walnut Cove, at-!
I tended court here this week.
Capt. R. L. Murphy and Others
Present Petition To School
Officials No Action Was
Taken In the Matter.
! The County Board of Educa
tion was in session several hours j
at the court house in Danbury'
'yesterday, members S. P. Chris-u
itian. N. A. Martin and J. Wilson'.
| Mitchell being present.
| The most important matter
[before the Board was the con- j
isideration of the building of an'
(annex to the Walnut Cove High :
School building. Messrs. it. L.
Murphy and J. ('. Lasley, of
Walnut Cove, and Prof. .J. W.
Scroggs, principal of the school,
presented a petition to the board
containing a great many signers,
;in which it was asked that the
[addition to the building be erect
.j ed as early as possible. The
• petition asks for a two story ad
' i dition, containing two rooms, the
j upper room to be used as an i
; auditorium and the lower one as
a recitation room for the first i
grades. The Board of Education
; did not take any action in the
i matter Monday but promised to!
| give it further consideration at a
, later meeting. j
! Aside from the above mention
ed matter, the only other busi-l
, ness before the b( ard was the
•paying of a few claims against;
i the school fund.
j CRIMINAL. COURT. !
Adjourned Thursday At ;
Noon-= Cases Not Re-j
ported In Last Issue--1
! Judge Lyon Makes An,
The criminal term of Stokes
Superior court adjourned Thurs
day last at noon after being in
;se«-iot; for three and a half days,
'and Judge Lyon !i it immediately i
for his home at Eii/.a rethtown ,
to spei.d Easier.
The only cases tried dur-'
ing the term which were not
reported in the last issue of the
• ( Reporter were as follows:
State vs. Ban Oakley, larceny,
lined $25.U0 and cost.
State vs. hum Mabe, d. m. p/,
judgment suspended upon pay
ment of cost.
State vs. S. A. Gibson, false
pretense, prayer for judgment
continued upon payment of cost.
At the close of the term Judge
Lyon made the following order
which explains itself:
In Superior Court. i,
Spring Term, 1015. !
In the matter of the Guardian- i
ship and Administrations upon
estates. Order. ! i
The Grand Jury having re-!:
1 ported to the Court, That a great f
number of Guardians, Adminis- (
trators and Executors have for j
I a number of years failed to re
view their bonds and iiie the an- '
nual returns as required by law
11 is ordered and adjudged by t
the Court, That the Clerk of this \
Court proceed at once to notify '1
ail Guaidians, Executors, Ad- n
' ministrators and Trustees, that 1
a strict compliance of the law \
iis required and demanded. Upon e
; failure to comply with the law in t
| making returns, the parties will i
; be attached as for contempt.
C. C. LYON,
Judge Presiding. \
Tax Listers For Various Town
ships of the County Are Ap
pointed Several Uridines
Received This Week.
At the meeting of the cour.iy
commissioners here this week
the contract for the erection of
the big steel bridge across Buf
falo creek at (Jermanton was
awarded to Austin Bros., of
Atlanta, (la., at the price of
iin, this firm's bid bein#
lowest. The representatives of
five other bridge-building com
panies were here and placed bio*
|on the work. The highest b:;
was Si,(>:>:!.oo. The contract
calls for the completion of th
' bridge in ninety days.
Several bridges which have
recently been completed in dif
ferent sections of the count;
were formally received by the
1 Board at its sessions here this
week. The work before the
commissioners required a three
The tax-listers for the various
townships of the county were
appointed by the commissioners
and are as follows:
Danbury township -L. J.
Meadows J. Walter Fowler.
Yadkin—S. T. Oliver.
Quaker (lap .1. R. I'. Hast.
Big Creek —L. 1,. I owe.
Peters Creek 11. 11. Reid.
Snow Creek 11. T. Corn
Beaver Island .). \Y. Y. •g.
S.c'rnt.iwn Tut tie.
Tvi;. Kdv ...rd W. Curr !, of
Mizpih, has been appointed
pcn.-i.i; tu.\ 'i -i' P;' tr.i
county at large.
The pa;, ing of several claim?
against the county constituted
the only other business before
-the county commissioners.
Taken To Slate Prison and
Rockingham County Roads
Sheriff W. C. Slate and Deputy
E. O. Shelton carried the four
prisoners sentenced at last
week s term of Stokes court to
the State penitentiary at Raleigh
The names and terms of the
four men were as follows: Flem
and William Tuttle, burglary,
five years for the former and
three years for the latter: Pleas
Hall, murder, fifteen years: Kid
kimbal 1 , robbery, four years.
Three negroes sentenced ti
the roals of Rockingham county
were also taken away Friday.
These prisoners were Robt. Alex
ander. Tom Slaughter and Will
Bryan for robbing the hard
ware store of Mr. W. IP Steph
ens at Walnut Cove. Each of
the three got a two-year senten
Mr. (I. 1,. Jarvis spent Sunday
with his brother at Mount Airy.