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DAN BURY REPORTER
WALNUT COVE LETTER
P. H. Linville and A. W.
Da vis Have Automobile
SELLING MUCH GUANO
W. F. Davis To keturn To West
—Mr. Petree (joes To Hxposi*
tion —Revival Services In
tainment To Be Given.
Walnut Cove, May 18. Mr.
Lawrence Mcßae, of Winston-
Salem. was in town a short
while Friday afternoon on busi
Mr. W. F. Davis, who recent
ly returned to this place from
Arizona, expects to leave again
this week l'or the west. He has
not yet decided where he will
Mr. H. H. Davis, of Martins
ville, Ya., the popular manager
of the old warehouse, was here
Monday looking after some busi
Mr. John G. Fulton spent
Saturday in Greensboro on busi
Mr. Nat Poindexter. of Wal
kertown, was here Saturday en
route from Danbury where he
attended a special meeting of
the county commissioners.
Mr. Oscar N. Petree left
> ThursJay for San Francisco to
attend the exposition. While
away Mr. Petree is the guest of
the Prudential Life Insurance
Co. which he so succssfully re
presents in this territory. L'pon
his return Mr. Petree has con
sented to deliver a lecture to the
board of trade in which he will
relate a few incidents of his trip
und describe a few of the many
interesting things to be seen at
While enroute from Greens
boro where they had been attend
ing court last Thursday Messrs.
A. W. Davis and P. H. Linville
had quite a thrilling experience
and barely escaped having a ser
ious auto accident. It seems
that two cows being driven along
the road by a farmer suddenly
became excited and dashed
directly in front of the car which
was being driven rapidly and it
was a case of collide with the
•. cows or take to the fields, so
the latter alternative was chosen.
As the car swerved from the
road it came in direct contact
with an apple tree, tearing the
fender from the car and injuring
the occupants slightly, though not
seriously. Mr. Linville however
is in quite a dilemma as to just
how to bring a Ford to a halt
where there are no crab apple
Among those from here who
spent Sunday at the Primitive
Baptist association, mingling
with good folks, enjoying a day
of recreation and a dinner of
palatable fried chicken and other
good things too tempting to
mention, were Mr. and Mrs. W.
F. Bowles, Messrs. John A. Bur
ton. Dr. W. H. Critz, J. Irving
Bolt. Jno. E. Hutchinsrn, Jesse
Carter. Numa Baker, Miss I' - loss
Crews, Mr. and Mrs. A. W.
Davis, W. N.Gilbert. Carl Joyce,
Paul Fulton, T. P. Bailey, Geo.
Fulton, C. E. Davis, Watson
Joyce, J. F. Hawkins, L. B.
Simmons, Sanders Rierson, Jno.
Lewellyn, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Morefield and family.
The H. & S. Motor Co., of
Rural Hall, last week unloaded a
a car of six Ford autos which
thoy have already disposed of.
This makes eighteen cars which
they have distributed in the
county this season and it is un
derstood that they have orders
for almost another car load.
.Mr. E. W. Fowler spent Sun
day in King with relatives and
It is learned that probably
early in June another entertain
ment will be given for the benefit
of the high school under the
direction of Miss Kate McPher
son, teacher of music. Those
who witnessed the role of M iss
McPherson in "Crazy Patch"
are confident of her success in
giving a splendid entertainment.
Elder P. J. Lester, one of the
leading divines of the Primitive
Baptists, delivered an excellent
sermon to a large congregation
BREAD AND MEAT PROGRAM!
Tremenduous Increase in j
Coin Acreage in Stokes--'
The Farmers Are In
Earnest About It.
It is thought that fully 23 per
'cent, more corn has been planted
in the county than ever before.
This estimate of the increase is
conservative. It is possibly 50
per cent. The people do not
mean to be caught napping any ;
more like last fall. They are;
realizing that they cannot afford
to pav the present prices charged
for chop and flour and corn meal, j
The farmers never did a wiser
thing than when they decided to |
raise their homp supplies.
DR. SILER HERE.
Secretary of Western North
Carolina Conference De
livers Several Lectures In
i Dr. Frank Siler, secretary of
• the Western North Carolina M.
|E. church Conference, spent
I several days this week in Stokes,
delivering lectures at Danbury,
Sandy Ridge, Delta, Davis
Chapel and Snow Hill churches
in the interest of home and
! foreign missions.
Dr. Siler is a very forceful and
| lluent speaker and his lectures
are highly entertaining. His
itenerary embraces the territory
jof the entire conference, with
! headquarters at Greensboro.
The past year Dr. Siler delivered
more than seven hundred lectures
Walnul Cove Route 3.
Walnut Cove Route 3, May 17.
—The health of this community
is very good at present.
The farmers are very busy
hauling fertilizer and preparing i
for another large crop of tobac- i
Miss Nannie Stewart, of Stone-j
i ville, is visiting her grand-:
mother, Mrs. A. S. Stewart,
i Mrs. R. E. Alley spent Sun
-1 day with her mother, Mrs. Ar
| Mr. Hardy Johnson and sister,
Miss Gussie, spent the day Sun
day with their sister, Mrs. W.
j D. Mitchell.
; Among those who visited Miss
: Sadie Alley Sunday were Misses
! Mary and Nannie Sue Smith,
: Messrs. Robert Carter, Jesse
j Gatewood, Dread and Banner
Mrs. J. N. Lasley spent Sun
day afternoon at Mr. W. I.
Misses Ruth and Nannie Mitch
ell spent Sunday with their
aunt, Miss Sadie Stewart.
There will be preaching at
Stewart's school house Sunday
:at 11 o'clock by Revs. Boles and
at the New Warehouse Friday
Mr. J. A. Whitten. of Mayo
dan. is in town this week on
Mr. W. E. Hartman, of King,
; was here a short while Friday,
j The revival services being con
ducted at the warehouse this
| week by Rev. E. J. Poe, assisted
! by Presiding Elder Sprinkle and
: Rev. C. R. Hutcherson, are
| largely attended and much good
j will no doubt result from the
i The amount of guano being
sold here this season will com
pare favorably with other years
and since the recent rains the
outlook is bright for a good crop.
Farmers from every section of
the county report that more corn
has been planted than ever be
fore and the acreage of tobacco
DANBURY, N. C., MAY 19, 1915
Automobiles Collide Near'
Rural Hall and Injure
LADY'S ARM BROKEN
Wheat Crop (iood and Tobacco
Beintj Planted—Mr. kufus i
liennett Loses A horse.
King Route 2, May 17. ;
An automobile being driven by ;
Mr. Ernest Helsabeck last Sun-;
day collided with another car and i
was turned over, breaking the!
arm of one of the ladies in Mr.
Helsabeck's car and bruising
some of the other occupants of
the car, as well as doing con
siderable damage to the machine.
The accident occurred near Rural
Hall. The machine driven by
Mr. Helsabeck belonged to his
brother, Dr. Rupert Helsabeck.
Those injured in the accident are
getting along nicely.
Farmers of this section are be
ginning to plant tobacco, although
plants seem to be a little scarce.
The wheat crop seems to be
looking some better since the]
Mr. Rufus Bennett, of Capella,
had the misfortune to lose a fine!
1-year old horse last week. The !
animal was worth $25(1.00.
Mr. N. I. Boyles has purchased
a fine buggy.
Rev. Phillips preached at Mt. j
Olive last Saturday and Sunday, i
Mr. Gaston Meadows' little boy j
is seriously ill with erysipelas at |
Mr. Scales Cromer's little boy j
got his leg broken last Saturday. I
Mr. J. E. Smith spent a few;
hours with the correspondent!
Sunday. Mr. Smith says if we
had better roads he would buy!
Mr. Ira Smith has decided that,
he will join some secret order, !
as he understands there is goat:
riding in them and he has one, |
and is a rough rider.
Miss Emma Gentry and two of ]
her nephews visited Mr. and
Mrs. G. W. Smith Sunday.
We learn that Dr. Helsabeck j
.will get married about June 10.;
Mr. and Mrs. Wade H. Koyles,
of this section, are spending this!
week with their son, Mr. C. R.,
Boyles. of Mt. Airy.
There was a big fox race in the i
mountain Saturday night.
Rev. W. T. Baucom, of Pin
nacle, returned home from the j
hospital last Saturday evening, I
but is in feeble health.
Personals From DiUard.
Dillard, May 17. People of
this section are very busy pre
paring for another tobacco crop.
Mrs. Alice Pugh, of Greens
boro. is visiting friends in this
Miss Berta Ward is visiting l
friends at Winston-Salem.
Miss Susie Duncan spent Satur
day night with Miss Myrtle Fagg.
" Quite a crowd spent Sunday
with Miss Bettie Roberts. Among
them were Misses Delia and Ruth
Alcorn. Bettie Johnson. Lydia!
Mitchell. Eva Stultz: Messrs.
Coon Martin, Stacy Rothrock,
Willie Alcorn. Harvey Johnson]
and Robert Ward.
Messrs. Elbert and * Kaney
Roberts and Wade Stulz spent;
Sunday with Misses Nannie and '
The Piedmont Springs Hotel
will open for guests on Saturday,
June 12, 1915.
New Sieel Bridge To Span!
the Dan In North -
NEAR UNION MILL;
Austin Bros.. Of Atlanta. Ciet
Contract At $1991.50—T0 Be 1
Completed By Nov. Ist.
A contract was awarded by j
the county commissioners Satur
day to Austin Bros., of Atlanta,
for the erection of a steel bridge
across Dan river near the Far
mers Union roller mill in the
north-western part of the county.
The consideration on the work
was $1901.511 and the contract
calls for the completion of the
work by Nov. Ist next.
With the completion of this
bridge Dan river will be spanned
by seven steel bridges in Stokes.
At their meeting Saturday the
commissioners ordered a flight of
cement steps placed at the south
side of the court house from the
street up to the side walk.
In The North State Now
Raleigh, May 17. The State
Department of Education is just
now giving renewed emphasis
to the consolidation of elementary
schools in the rural districts as
supervised by L. C' Borgden of
the department, with a view to
substituting three-teacher schools
for present one and two teacher
schools through consolidations of
districts to the extent of includ
ing as much as 25 square miles to
the district where conditions will
Numbers of such consolida
i tions are being made from time
jto time, with school farms and
; homes for the school teachers
included wherever this is pos
sible. Mr. Brogdenis enthusiastic
over the possibilities and pro
spects for school improvement in
At Shiloh Baptist Church.
Rev. R. E. White of Leaks
ville-Spray will preach the intro
ductory sermon at the Pilot
Mountain Baptist Sunday School
Association, to be held at Shiloh
Baptist church, Pinnacle, N. C.
of his sermon is "Salvation by
Grace." An interesting pro
gram has been arranged and it is
expected that a tremendous
crowd will be in attendance.
Big Thing for Leaksviile-Spray.
It is an assured fact that the
Marshall Field Company is going
to spend about five hundred
thousand dollars in enlarging
somsof their mills in LeaKsville-
Spray. The company will also
build a power house to furnish
power for the various mills of the
community. This will be quite
a big thing for Rockingham.
Mr. Chiiton ins Suit
Against T. S. Groome
in the Superior Court of For
syth county Monday Mr. M. T.
Chilton, of Danbury, was award
ed judgment against T. S.
Groome, of Greensboro, in the
sum of of $750.01). The suit was
for damages in a land trade.
An infant of Mr. and Mrs.
John R. Smith at Walnut Cove
died last night.
STOKES A $5,000,00(1 COUNEY ?
The New Assessment of
Propertv Will Give Us
An Increase Of About
Mr. E. W. Carroll was here 1
Monday. Mr. Carrol! is the Tax
Assessor for the county, and is:
giving the work conscientious at
tention. He says the increase of I
the tax rate for the county will |
average about 1G 2-2 per cent.
The present valuation of the |
property as per the 1914 lists is j
$4,295,882. The new assessment j
will give us about SSOOO.uoo of;
! W.R.BENNETT DEAD. !
Merchant and Gocd Citizen!
Of Danbury Route 1 Passed ;
Awav Last Night.
| Mr. William R. Bennett, of i
Danbury Route 1. passed awayj
at his home last night after a
lingering illness with a eompliea-:
tion of diseases.
Mr. Bennett was a good citizen
and will be greatly missed is his
community. He has for a num- ■
ber of years been engaged in the i
mercantile business and had been
The deceased was about 72 j
vears of age and is survived by
his wife and several sons and
daughters, among these being
Mrs. Matt Mabe, of Walnut Cove |
Route 3: Mrs. Alex Nelson and,
Mrs. Ham Mabe, of Danbury l
Route 1; Messrs. O. M. and Z. L.
Bennett, of Danbury Route 1; j
Drew Bennett, of Cornatzer, and
Robert Bennett, of High Point,
and two small children at home.
The funeral services were held
at the home of the deceased
today by Elder J. A. Fagg. of
the Primitive Baptist church,
and interment was made in the
family burying ground. A large
number of the friends of the
deceased were present to pay
their last respect.
Capture Much Liquor
Reidsville, May 17.—The cap
ture of an automobile loaded with
i about 35 gallons of liquor was
made just north of Ruffin Friday
night. Deputy Sheriff C. W.
Jackson and Policemen Turpin
and Sullivan, of Reidsville, met
the automobile in the road at the
Wright place and halted it.
While Deputy Jackson was look
ing in the tonneau to see if there
was any liquor on it one of the
young men in the halted ear
arose suddenly in his seat and
; smashed Mr. Jackson in the face
! with a long-necked quart glass
bottle of liquor. The blow was
a severe one and knocked Mr.
Jackson senseless for several
minutes. His face shows severe
! bruises now as a result of the un
The two men, J. I). Charles,
! a young man about 25 years old,
, and Simmerman, and a youth
j about IN or 19 years of age. were
| placed under arrest and brought
I to Reidsville and put in jail. The
! young men arc said to be from
| Davie county. The inference is
i that they were on their way from
|Arey's distillery, just over the
I line near Danville, where they
!got their supply of liquor and
were making for Winston or High
Point. It is supposed that Char
les planned to make his escape
from the officers when he assault
ed Deputy Jackson.
NEW COUNTY NOME
Plans and Specifications to
Be Submitted To Countv
ON JUNE 7TH. 1915
Sealed Bids Will lie Received On
the Work At An Harly Date
—To Cost sl6.(Mil) To
At a special meeting of the
Board of County Commissioners
held at the court house here
Saturday the matter of building
a new county home was taken
up, and it was decided to have
plans and specifications for a
building submitted to the Board
at its meeting on June 7th. At
that meeting the commissioners
will appoint a day on which
sealed bids will be received on
the work. A building costing
between $15,000 and $20,000
will be erected on the site of
the present county home.
There is a special act of the
legislature authorizing the com
missioners to issue bonds to raise
the money. This will be done
without delay. At the last term
of the court the grand jury con
demned the present home, and
strongly arraigned the commis
sioners for the delay in carrying
out the much needed improve
The building will be equipped
with water, sanitary arrange
ments, and all modern details.
It is learned that after the home
is completed, the farm will be
let to a competent farmer at a
salary, and that the effort will be
made to not only make the coun
ty home self-sustaining, but to
produce an overplus of revenue
for the countv.
The following notice was
ordered sent to contractors in
State of North Office of the
Carolina. | Board ofCoun-
Stokes County. Ity Com mi s
To All Building Contractors
Whom It May Concern:
Notice is hereby given all
I building contractors who may be
I interested in the same, that
I specifications and plans for a
jnew county home for Stokes
: county will be filed before the
| board of county commissioners of
Stokes county, N. C., at Dan
jbury, N. C.. on the 7th day of
I.June, 191"), bv an architect.
! when and where the same may
i be inspected by any and all build
ing contractors who may desire
to bid upon the said work, and
that sealed bids for said work
will be considered by said board
on a day thereafter to be fixed
by it. By order of the board.
This the loth day of May, 1915.
J. (;. MOREFIELD,
Clk. Bd. Cc. Corn's.
! Walnut Cove Route 6.
Walnut Cove Route (>, Mav IS.
—The farmers in this section are
; about through planting corn.
The health of this community
i is v?ry good at present.
Messrs. Ben and John Mitchell,
! of Walnut Cove Route went to
Walnut Cove on business Monday.
! Mrs. Carri? Alley, of Panbury,
is visiting Mrs. VY. M. Nelson
• this week.
Miss Jennie l-'ulk spent Satur
i day and Sunday with Miss Les3ie
Harrison at German ton.
Mr. Jesse Sands, of Meadows,
went to Walnut Cove last week.
Mr. Roy Hicks, of Meadows,
went to Walnut Cove last week. 1 -