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DAN BURY REPORTER
WM.NUT COVE LETTER
Newly Elected City Officials
Arc Inducted Into Their
CLEAN U P DA Y
Generally Observed By Citizens
and Much (food Accomplished
—Teachers Of High School
Leave Tor their Homes —
La rg e Congregation
Hears Elder Isaac
Walnut Cove, May 11. Mon
day. May the tenth, was clean
up day in the full sense of the
word and many wagon leads of!
useless rubbish were transported
from the alleys, streets, lots and
back yards. The breeding places j
o: a million mosquitoes and un- 1
told numbers of tlies were de
stroyed. This \v rk, while a great 1
success, has only begun and from
this date forward every day,
sh )uld l)e clean up day and every
person who has a spark of pride
icr his home town should en
deavor to make it a sanitary
ar.d healthful place in which to
lire by never again allowing the
smallest amount of rubbish to
One of the largest congroga
tions which Iras assembled here,
in several months heard Eider
Isaac Moore, one of the most
forceful ministers of the Primi- \
live Baptists, at the Junior hall
here Wednesday afternoon.
\ isitors from practically every i
section of the county were in at
tendance to hear his excellent
The teachers of the high
school. Prof. J. W. Scroggs, of
Elon College: Miss Laura Wed
tieil, of Tarboro; Miss Ozelle
Lewis, of Statesville, and Miss
Mary Martin, of Danbury, left
the past week for their respec
tive homes after completing one
of the best year's work in the
history of the school. The en
tire faculty, despite the adverse
conditions of limited room for
the large number of students, is
being praised and congratulated
by the patrons for their con
scientious elforts and splendid
results during the past term.
Miss Weddell. after spending
a few days at her home, will re
turn here and conduct a private
school for a few weeks. She
will doubtless have a good at
The new town otlicers elected
in the recent election were in
stalled Tnursday night by the
retiring officials. On account of
Messrs. J. A. Fagg and Jno. R.
Lackey being unable to accept
the honors of commissioners
Messrs. W. F. Bowles and Dr.
W. H. Critz were installed along
with Messrs. W. G. Dodson and
A. J. Barker. So far as has
been ascertained no constable
or policeman has yet been ap
pointed. Mr. S. H. Stewart was
re-elected clerk of the board.
A trunk, supposed to be the
property of Geo. Bailey, colored,
was seized at the station here
Saturday by Deputy Sheriff R.
P. Joyce under the provisions of
the recent quart law and upon
investigation of the contents
thirty-four pints of a good grade
of whiskey was found. No ar
rests have been made in the case
owing to the scanty evidence
obtainable but the whiskey and
trunk, closely guarded and
securely bound, were committed
to the county jail.
Misses Lucy Burton. Dolly
Fair and Rhoda Adams left Fri
day for Texas and Oklahoma for
a vacation of several weeks.
Miss Burton expects to visit rel
atives in Waco, Texas.: Miss
Fair in Dallas, Texas: and Miss
Adams in Chicashaw. Okla.
During her visit Miss Fair is
being relieved at the Farmers
Union B. &T. Co. by Mrs. T. J.
Mr. C. L. Carroll, of Winston-
Salem, who has many friends
here, spent a few hours in town
Miss Maybelle Vaughn spent
Monday in the Twin-City shop
Miss Myrtle Samuel, of Greens-
TO BEGIN SATURDAY
Association of Primitive Bap
tist Church At Russel
Creek. Near Virginia Line.
The semi-annual association
of the Primitive Baptist church
of this district will be helu at
Kusscl Creek church Saturday.
Sunday and Monday next.
Russel Creek church is in
Patrick county hut is right near
the Virginia line and about
twelve miles north of Danbury.
The meetings will no doubt be
attended by large numbers of
peoDle, especially on Sunday. A
great many people of this sec
tion will attend the association.
The United States Would
Have the Support of All
Washington, May l(>. At least
three alternatives w ill be present
ed to the cabinet tomorrow when
the President's advisers meet
with him to consider action on
the loss of American lives in the
sinking of the Lusitania by a
Gjrman submarine, According
to a high official they are:
"Severing of diplomatic re
lations with Germany and nulli
fication of the neutrality procla
mation in so far as it applies to
the German empire.
"Conference of all the neutral
powers for the purpose of acting
in concert to prevent a recur
rence of the Lusitania disaster."
A declaration ol' war will be
the last alternative accepted, in
the opinion of those close to the
President Wilson, so far as is
known, has not indicated to any
one what position he will take.
It is the general belief here,
however, that serious considera
tion has been given to the sug
gestion that he withdraw Ambas
sador Gerard from Berlin and
call a conference of neutral
There are some who assert that
such action would be tantamount
to a declaration of war, while
others express the view that this
course would merely serve to im
press upon the German govern
ment the disapproval of its fail
ure to accord to neutrals the
rights given them usually under
That the United States will
have the support of all neutrals,
large and small, in any drastic
course it may pursue, is indicated
by the flood of criticism appear
ing in the newspapers of the
countries not now involved in the
boro, visited relatives here Satur
day and Sunday.
Messrs. A. W. Davis, J. N.
Young, S. P. Heath and C. E.
Davis went to Winston-Salem
this week on business.
Miss Delia Stewart, of Dan
bury. was here yesterday en
route home from a short visit to
Mrs. J. L. Coleman, of Sum
merfield, was in town Wednes
Messrs. A. W. Davis, J. W.
East, J. A. Fagg, and H. H.
Davis went to Greensboro today
to attend court.
Miss Thelma Martin, of Roan
oke, is the guest of Mrs. D. W.
Kallam this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Adams and
daughter, Miss Julia, of Wins
ton-Salem, visited relatives here
Sunday. They were accompani
ed home by Mrs. H. H. Davis,
who will spend several days.
Mr. J. Wesley Morefield and
family and Mr. Howard Wood
ruff spent Sunday at North
DANBURY, N. C.* MAY 12, 1915
DEATH NEAR KING
I Mr. Dolphus Gordon Passes
Away At A Ripe Old Age.
RUNAW AY MARRIAGE
.Mr. Edgar Nance Weds Miss
Bessie Anderson .Mrs. k. i.
Gentry and Mrs. (i. A.
Jones 111 Other News
Of King Route 2.
King Route 2. May It). Mr.
Dolphus Cordon, who resided
near Pinnacle, and who has
been in feeble health for the
last three years, passed away
on the morning of May (ith, at the'
age of S."» years. He was very
popular and a useful citizen. He
leaves eleven children and several
grand-children and a host of
other relatives anil friends to
mourn their loss.
There was a runawav marriage
in the Oak Crove section last
week. Mr. Edgar Nance, whose
former home was in Winston-
Salem but who lias made his home
in this section for the last two
years, and Miss Hessie Anderson,
the daughter of Mr. and,
Mrs. S. K. Anderson, were the;
contracting narties. T here!
was some objection to 1
the marriage so a few daysj
ago they were seen making their j
way to Winston-Sa'em in an auto- j
mobile where they were married |
and are now making their home
on R. J. Reynold's farm.
We guess there will be another
wedding in the near future as
Mr. Oscar Fulp calls on the
beautiful daughter of Mr. T. M.
very often and we learn
that he is so much interested
that he dodges this correspond
ent. We don't see any use of
keeping these things a-secret
because everybody will find them
I guess there will be another
new house in this section in the
near future as Mr. Charlie Hill
iot' Pilot Mtn. is a visitor at Mr.
| W. D. Ham's very often.
Mrs. R. G. Gentry has been
jin very feeble health for the last
We are sorry to learn that
| Mrs. G. A. Jones is reported on
I the sick list with rheumatism.
! BAPTISING SUNDAY.
Services At North View-
Baptist Church Attended
By A Large Congregation.
Sandy Ridge Route 1, May 10.
—A large congregation was in
attendance at North View
Baptist church Sunday when
Elders Fagg, Mabe and Priddy
Immediately preceding the
services Mrs. Minnie Morefield
was baptised by Elder Fagg and
became a member of the Baptist
Rev. Lacy U. Weston, of Wake
Forest Col lege, has been spending
some days here with Mrs. Wes
ton at the home of her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. R. Blair.
Mr. Weston has been assisting in
the revival meetings at the M.
E. church here.
Young William Martin, Who;
Resided Near German
ton, Kills Himself.
Evidently Dropped His Qun, ,
Causing j 0 Send Load Into i
His Head Revival Closes. j
Germanton, May 11. This ]
community was shocked yester-i
day evening on learning of the
accidental killing of young Wil
liam Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. j
VV. J. Martin, who live about i
one and a half miles east of 1 1
Germanton, on the late Dr. A. J. I
Martin place. After working on i.
the farm all (lav until nearly j
sun-down, young Martin went
to the house to get his gun. say- j
ing he would go out and kill a ;
young rabbit. Shortly after- ,
ward Lis father heard a shot and (
saw his son standing on a stump.
Hearing no more front him, the (
father finally called to him. t
Receiving no answer, lie went to
the place he had seen the son ;
and found him dead, with part |
of !his face and the crown of his
head shot off. ;
The son had evidently dropped
the gun and struck the hammer 1
on the stump, with the above |
results. Young Martin was
eighteen years of age and was ,
very popular in the community, i
Resides the father and mother,
he is survived by several broth
ers and sisters, who have the i
sympathy of ai! who know them.
1-1 vangelist William H. llug
gins, who conducted revival
services all last week in the
I baptist church, closed the ser
| vices Sunday evening. The meet-,
, ing was well attended.
! Mr. Clifton Kurfees is home 1
; front Wood lea I', where he taught
school the pas; year.
Miss Maude McCee is home!
from Lexington, where she
taught in the graded school the
REVIVAL MEETINGS. ,
jT o Begin At New Ware
j house In Walnut Cove;
Next Sunday Night--Quar- •
rer 1 v Conference At j
Walnut Cove, May 11.
: Fditor Reporter:
We desire to call attention to j
I our revival meetings which be-;
jgin in the New Warehouse atj
I Walnut Cove Sunday night. May i
l(>th. The building will be light- j
ed by electricity and will have ■
seats for six or seven hundred j
people. Rev. H. C. Sprinkle, of j
Mt. Airy, will do the preaching, j
and a cordial invitation is extend-1
ed to the public to attend the
There will be quarterly con
ference at Bethesda Methodist
church next Saturday and Sun
day. Rev. Mr. Sprinkle will
preach at 11 o'clock on Saturday
and the business session will be
held in the afternoon of Saturday.
There will also be preaching at
II o'clock Sunday morning and
the sacrament will be administer
Yours very truly.
E. J. POE.
A GREAT SUCCESS.
Play Presented By Local
Talent At Walnut Cove
Last Night Has Big House
and Is Thoroughly En|oyed.
Walnut Cove, May 1"J. The
musical comedy. "Crazy i'atch,"
presented a: the New Warehouse
here last night by local talent
under the management of Mr. .I.'
Irving Bolt was largely attended,'
the receipts totaling near one;
hundred dollars, which will be
donated to the high school.
The play was well presented
and thoroughly enjoyed by the
large audience, and the special
ties introduced added very much
to the evening's entertainment.
Among these were the Crazy j
Patch Quartet: Miss Lillio Joyce j
in Spanish songs; Miss Kate Mac-!
Pherson in negro dialect lead-;
ings; Paul George in monologue j
and songs, and .1. Irving Bolt, :
double-voiced vocalist and im
The characters, many of whom
displayed marked histrionieal
taLnt, were as follows:
C'apt. Robert Rackett, of the
National Guard. A lawyer when
he has nothing else to do and a
liar ail the time —Paul Fulton.
Obadiah Dawson, his uncle
from .Japan, "where they make,
Timothy Tolman, his friend'
who married for love, and is
sorry for it Otis Bodenheimer.
Mr. Dalroy, his father-in-law,
a jolly cove Watson Joyce.
Hokon, a waiter from the "Cafe
Gloriana." who adds to the eon
fusion Paul George.
Claire, the Captain's pretty
( wile, out for a lark, and up to
anything awful-Sallie Fulton.
| Mrs. Tolman, a lady with a
temper, who finds her Timothy a
; vexation of spirit Kate Mac-
Katy, a mischievous maid —
Tootsy Wootsy, "the kid."
i Tim's olive branch Guess Who.
j ACT I. Place—Tim's country
1 home, on the Hudson near New
: York. Time—a breezy morning
iin September. The captain's
\ fancy takes flight, and the trouble
ACT 11. Place the same.
! Time—the next morning. How
| one yarn requires another. "The
J greatest liar unhung." Now the
.trouble increases, and the captain
j prepares for war.
ACT 111. Place the same,
i Time—evening of the same day.
j More "misery." A general mud
idle. "Dance, or you'll die."
| Cornered at last. The captain
owns up. All serene.
The use of the New Waiehouse
was donated by Messrs. Hutcher
son & Taylor, while the furniture
used on the stage was loaned by
Messrs. J. VV. Mor»field & Co..
to whom the promoters of the
play and the friends of the high
school are under many obliga
Miss Alpha Stephens, of Dan
bury Route 1, who recently un
derwent an operation for ap
pendicitis in a Winston-Salem
hospital, is very much improved
and will return to her home
within a few days.
MRS. M. C. SMITH
Passed Awav in Winston"
Salem Last Tliursday--
Was A Noble Chris"
lian \\ onian, and Dan
INTER M E NT HERE
, "Aunt /Martha's" /Memory Will
! Live On In the hearts of
Her Devoted friends.
A deep gloom and sadness was
cast over Danbury when the
news reached here last Thurs
day that Mrs. Martha C. Smith
j was dead. She passed awa
quietly and painlessly about i
I o'clock P.M., Thursday after
noon, at the home of her niece,
1 Mrs. Mary Puiiiam. where she
I had been visiting for several
'months. Recently her health
had rapidly declined, and anions:
her closest friends and relative*
it was known that the end was
I "Aunt Martha." as Mrs.
Smith was familiarly and lov
ingly known by her intimate
friends, was aged about s 1 years.
She was or.e of I'anbury's oldest
residents, and the oldest living
member of Danbury M. E.
church, where she had enjoyed
I a life-long membership living
a life of absolute blamelessness.
'lf ever there was a saint or.
earth. Aunt Martha was one.
She had not an enemy in the
world. Everyone who knew her
loved her. She was the relict
of Mr. Lafayette E. Smith,
many years passed away. No
children survive. She was
buried in the M. E. church ceme
tery. the service being attended
by a large crowd of her devoted
and sorrowing friends.
"Aunt Martha" has gone hut
the memory of herewr kind
; heart and her many gentle deeds
of charity will live on in the
hearts of her friends.
| WHISKEY CAPTIRED
|A Trunk Containing
800/b Is Seized In Wal
nut Cove Railway Sta
A trunk containing about five
| gallons of whiskey and a number
! ' of bottles of beer was seized
bv Deputy Sheriff R. P.
Joyce in the N & W railway
station at Walnut Cove Saturday
1 , and turned over to Sheriff W. C.
f j Slate, who now has the trunk and
its contents in charge.
The owner of the trunk has
not been found at this writing,
as it was checked to Walnut
Cove from Roanoke, Va., and
did not have any address. The
whiskey will be turned over to
the Deputy collector by Sheriff
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