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DAN BURY REPORTER^
WH COVE LETTER!
Death of Mrs. Li/zic Web-j
stcr At Madison Sunday
Will Appear Before County Com- j
missioners Alonday and Ask i
For Appropriation For
Walnut Cove, June I.—Sunday
afternoon at the home of herj
nephew, Mr. Alf Webster, at
Madison, Mrs. Lizzie Webster
quietly passed away after an
illness of only a few days dura
tion. At the time cf her death j
Mrs. Webster had attained the!
ripe old age of seventy-five years
and during this period she hadj
lived a consecrated christian life, I
being a consistent member of the |
M. E. church at this place. She
was one of those lovable, useful,
exemplary christian women who
leave the world better for having
lived. Her maiden name wafc
Miss Lizzie Joyce, and in her
early years she was married to
Mr. Geo. Webster, who preced
ed her to the grave many years
ago. For more than twenty-five
years she was a resident of Wal
nut Cove and numbered her
friends here by the score who
were ever glad to have her in their
midst. Besides a host of mourning
friends, and many near and dis
tant relatives, she is survived by
two brothers and several child
ren among whom are Mesdajnes
W. L. Vaughn, Jno. G. Fulton,
J. X. Martin, Miss Flossie Web
ster, Messrs. Ben Webster, of
Madison: and Abner Webster, of
.Duiham. The funeral services
were conducted Monday after
noon from the Stokesburg M. E.
church by Rev. E. J. Poe, assist
ed by Rev. C. R. Hutcherson in
the presence of a throng of sym
pathizing friends and mourning
Miss Kate McPherson, the
capable and efficient teacher of
music in the high school, com
pleted her work Friday and will
leave this week to spend a few
weeks at her home after which
she will accept a lucrative posi
tion as principal of a private
school near Jackson Springs. In
her work ht-re Miss McPherson
has met with splendid success
and is the recipient of deep ap
preciation for her excellent
efforts by both her pupil 9 and
patrons who bespeak for her
greater success still in her new
At their home a few miles
north of here last Friday Mr.
and Mrs. J. M. Rothrock hos
pitably entertained a host of
their relatives and friends in
commemoration of their golden
wedding anniversary. Present
to enjoy the event and to partake
of the tempting dinner were
their seven children, Messrs. A.
T. Rothrock, E. A. Rothrock, J.
F. Rothrock. Mesdames A. N.
Tuttie, J. S. James, L. F. Tuttle
and J. E. Alcorn, together with
their twenty-five grandchildren
as well as a number of neighbors
and friends. The guests from a
distance were Mr. and Mrs. Ed.
Rothrock, of Lexington; Mr. and
Sam Kanouse, of Winston-Salem*.
Despite their advanced ages Mr.
and Mrs. Rothrock are unusually
active and healthy and their
friends hope they may enjoy
many other anniversaries of
their happy union of fifty years
ago. No better citizens are to
be found than the Rothrock
family, and in their different
vocations by their honest effort
MEETING NEXT MOW
•County Commissioners Will Con
i sider Plans and Specifications
Tor New County Home.
' The county commissioners will
: hoid a special session at the
ccurt house here next Monday
:at which time they will examine
blue prints of plans which have
' been drawn for a new county
1 home for Stokes county,
j At the meeting Monday it is
! probable that the commissioners
I will decide upon the style anrl
character of the building that
[ will be erected, and it is likely
i that they will appoint a day on
' which to receive bids and let the
I contract for the building.
and upright dealings have won |
an envious place among the suc-j
cessful farmers and business '
men of the county.
Next Monday the committee of 1
the Walnut Cove high school, j
composed of Messrs. R. L.j
Murphv, Jas. W. Lasley and R. ;
A. lledgecock, wiil appear in a 1
body before the county board of!
education at Danbury and peti-!
tion for an allowance for two |
more teachers for the school.
This action becomes necessary on
account of the steady growth of l
the population of the town and
the increase of students seeking
admission to the splendid school.
If the request of the committee i
;is granted an effort will at once
Ibe made to finance the erection ;
of an addition to the present'
j building at an estimated cost of j
I $2,000. There is a growing senti-;
J ment here to continue the plausi-!
i ble work of making the school j
I better each year and to accom- j
i plish this additional floor space (
! and more teachers are absolute
Dr. and Mrs. A. G. Jones and
daughter, Miss Annie Kate, left
; yesterday to attend the graduat
! ing exercises of the Virginia
Medical College at Richmond,
Va.. where Mr. B. N. Jones will
graduate this year.
Mr. S. C. Hill, of Germanton,
was here on business Monday.
Mr. Hill reports that crops in his
locality are looking good.
Mr. John Martin, who has held
a responsible position in Detroit,
Mich., returned Saturday to
spend sometime with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Martin.
Misses Elizabeth and Bernice
Woodruff left yesterday for Ral
eigh to attend the commence
ment exercises at St. Mary's
Miss Irene Fulton, of Greens
boro. is the guest this week of
Misses Jennie and Maybelle
Vaughn at the Vaughn hotel.
Dr. J. L. Hanes, of Pine Hall,
spent Sunday here with friends.
Mr. Chas. Baker and brother,
of Marion, S. C., have been the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. C,
Hutcherson the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Petree, of
Germanton, were visitors here
Mr. Walter L. Nelson, of the
progressive firm of Fagg &
Nelson, spent Sunday in town.
Misses Lillie and Mattie Joy e,
Messrs. Carl Joyce, Odell Jones
and Watson Joyce spent Sunday
Dr. C. R. Hutcherson returned
Saturday from Atlanta, l«u..
where he has completed a course
in dentistry. Dr. Hutcherson has
not vet decided where lie will
Misses Sallie Fulton, Mary
Martin, Annie Fulton, Paul and
George Fulton spent Sunday at
Messrs. Julius 0. Young, F. C.
Myers and Miss Nonnie McKen/.ie
spent Sunday here.
DAN BURY, N. C., JUNE 2, I^ls
DEATH 81 LIGHTNING
Young Mallard Mitchell Kill
ed Wednesday Evening
W AS IN OPEN WINDOW
Brother Of Deceased Was Also
Seriously Injured By Same
Stroke Of Lightning —Sew-
ing Machine and (iun
Were Torn To Pieces
Mr. Mallard Mitchell, the twen
ty-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
John W. Mitchell, who reside
near Dillard, nine miles east of
Danbury, was instantly killed by
lightning Wednesday evening
about dark during an electrical
The unfortunate young man,
in company with his 15-\ear-old
brother, had just returned from
a trip to Pine Hall, and was
leaning on a sewing machine
with his head out the window at
his home when the fatal stroke
came. His young brother, who 1
was also in the same room and
standing near him, was seriously
injured by the stroke, but is re
covering from the ill effects.
The sewing machine on which
young Mitchell was leaning, was
torn to pieces and a gun in the
corner near-by was also demolish
The bereaved parents have the
1 sympathy of the people of the
I entire community in their
j HELSABECK - JOHNSON.
'Announcement Of Coming
! Marriage Of Popular Young
Couple Of Stokes.
The Reporter acknowledges re
ceipt of the following invitation
Mr. .-IHii Mrs. Willi; 1:1 .lolmson *
ivi|Ui'*t ymi t" In- present
.-it tin* niarri.-r.re of tlieir il.uiithter
A lilies Fl'll tires
I»r. llupert S. llclaa!>cc!\
| Weilnesihiy evening, .lime sixteenth
nineteen htitnlreil ami tifteen
«iertiiiinton. North Carolina.
Miss Johnson, who is well
known here, is the popular and
: attractive daughter of Mr and
I Mrs. William J. Johnson, of
Germanton Route 1, while Mr.
| Helsabeck is a prominent young
I physician of King Route 1. and
j enjoys a lucrative practice,
j Both are among the county's
prominent young people
] and number their friends by the
DeVoe's Forecast On
I Weather In June.
This month will enter with a
, hot wave. Ist to 2nd, pleasant.
; 3rd to 4th, hot and sultry. On
I the sth a storm will form o.ver
! the lower Mississippi valley.
sth to (ith, thunder storms. 7th
to Bth, cooler. 9th to 10th,
warmer. On the 11th a hot
wave will advance from the
upper Mississippi valley. 12th
to loth, hot and sultry. L 11th to
15th, thunder storms, Kith to
17th. cooler. lSth to 19th,
cloudy and warmer. On the
20th a storm will l'orm over the
lower Mississippi valley. 21st
;to 22nd, cloudy and rainy. 23rd
|to 21th, warm and pleasant. On
the 25th a belt of heavy thunder
storms will advance from the
I Mississippi valley and move east
! ward. 2lith to 27th, thunder
; storms. 28th to 29th, cooler,
j 30th, pleasant.
MADDOG BITES THREE
A Number of Confederate 1
\ eterans Leave For the !
Reunion at Richmond. i
CHILDREN'S DA Y
To Be Observed By Baptist Sun
dav School Next Sundav —
lent Meeting To Begin
At King June 15.
King, June I.—Farmers in
this section are very busy plant
ing tobacco. Ful'y fifty per;
cent, of the crop has been plant- j
ed. There is no curtailment in!
acreage here, as about the usual 1
crop is being planted.
Mr. Stanly Newsum, of Lex-
11 ington, made a short stay with
| his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. I".
, | Newsum, the latter part of last
Born unto Mr. and Mrs.!
Arthur H. Newsum, a daughter.!
Rev. Bloom Vestal, the travel-;
ing evangelist, will commence:
a tent meeting here June 15th. i
1 A dog belonging to Mr. John I
Hardy, of Rural Hall, went madi
last Saturday afternoon and '•
bit Mr. Quilley Birk, a promi- j
nent farmer, and Mr. Tom Wall ;
and a small boy whose name ;
could not be learned, were also
bitten. The dog was finally j
killed after biting the above i
named persons and several dogs.'
Mr. .1. E. Newsum's handsome;
■ new residence, just west of j
■ town, is nearing completion.
! The Pinnacle Athletes de
feated the King Giants in a
■ vane of baseball here Saturday
: r'ie tune of sixteen to one.
; The following parties left (
' yesterday afternoon for Winston-'
' where they will catch a'
special train this morning fori
the Confederate Veterans' re
union at Richmond: Messrs.
Albert McGee, G. G. Boles, W.
VV. McGee. ( > reen McGee. C. F.
White and daughter, Miss Min
i nie White
Mr. H. C. Newsum spent Sun
-1 day with friends in Pinnacle.
Mr. Walter Petree, of Dan
bury. spent the day here yester
The Baptist Sunday School
1 Children's Day will be held at
1 the Baptist church here next
1 Sunday. Attorney Gilbert T.
Stephenson, of Winston-Salem,
! will de'iver an address for the
' Misses Louella and Mamie
Fulp, of Walnut Cove, spent
Sunday with friends here.
I Messrs. B. U. Newsum, L.
0. Pulliam, S. F. Slate and C. D.
Slate are attending the R. F. D.
Carriers' Convention at Wins
; ton-Salem today.
Messrs. P. VV. Gunter and W.
, E. Newsum went to Winston-
Salem on business today.
1 The death of Mr. Rufus Tran
sou of Forsyth county, who had
many friends in Stokes, will be
learned with regret.
17-Year Locusts Are
One Next Month
' The seventeen-year locust,
which has not visited North
Carolina since '!» S. is due in the
, state in June of this year, accoru
; ing to a statement issued by the
I Department of Agriculture.
1 Western North Carolina will be
the onlv part of the state visited,
and the damage is expected to
. be slight, especially if effective
methods of combating the pests
| are used.
tsmmi is in
hor New Road From Ger
manton To James' Store
On Rural Hall Road.
At a meeting of the Forsyth
county highway commissioners j
the past week the contract was
awarded for the construction of
a modern sand-clay road from
the Stokes county line at Ger- ;
man ton to James' store on the!
Rural Hall road, from which j
point there is an excellent road i
into Winston-Salem. The dis-j
tance from Germantor. to Tames'!
is tour and a half miles.
j ETUDE MUSIC CLUB
j\\ ill Entertain Walnut Cov e
| Music Club Here At Its
j Meeting Friday Night.
i The Etude Music Club, of Dan
| bury, will meet with the Misses
Joyce on Friday night, ai which
' time the Lacisuai Club of Walnut
jCove will be entertained,
j A special program for the cc
jcasion has bean anangedanda
; pleasant evening is promised the
i members of,the club here, as well
as the members of the visiting
A BIRTHDAY DINNER
More Thar. Otic Hundred
of Mr. Stephen Smith's
Friends Give Him A
Locust Hill Farm, June I.
On May 'jOth over one hundred
of the citizens of Stokes county
met at the home of Mr. Stephen
Smith to celebrate the anniver
sary of his 51th year, and the
good ladies had prepared for the
occasion the most tempting dishes
for the table, which had to be
made after the visitors reached
the ground. It was constructed
of undressed lumber, but the
ladies always think before they
leave home and had brought with
them the nicest table linens
which made them fit for a King's
mansion. They also showed so
much taste in arranging their
most appetizing dishes that a
savage could hardly look at them
and not get hungry. After the
table was fixed Mr. John R.
Smith offered very appropriate
thanks. After we begun to wait
upon ourselves it certainly was
a treat to the writer, for he was
not accustomed to such dinners.
After everyone was satisfied
there seemed to be enough left
on the table for as many more.
I want to say a few words in
regard to Mr. Smith. He lived
with me 21 years, and in all that
time 1 never went where he was
gathering or harvesting crops nor
1 never demanded a bill for the
sale of his tobacco, nor ever said
where or when for him to plant
anything. It was all left to his
honesty. 1 always found him of
moral courage and full of con
victions of right and duty. He
was true in every deed and
After extending our most
hearty thanks for the kind hos
pitality shown us the writer left.
Wheal Is Excellent.
Taken over the county us a
whole, the wheat crop is excel
lent. The acreage is larger than i
usual, and if no accident happens
for two weeks more a lig bread j
supply will be safe. The grain ;
fields are now beginning to ripen, j
Mrs. \V. G. Slate. Mother
ot Sheriff W. C. Slate.
Passed Aw ay Last
WAS NOBLE: WOMAN
Survived By husband and
Several Sons and Daughters
Funeral and Burial
Mrs. William G. Slate passed
awav suddenly from heart fail
ure at her home near Capella
i last night. The deceased had
| been apparently as well as
I usual up until last night.
' Mrs. Slate, who was aged
| about seventy years, was a most
estimable woman and was loved
by all who knew her.
She is survived by her hus
! band, who has been in poor
health for some time, and by
several sons and daughters,
; among whom are Sheriff W. C.
Slate, of Danbury, and Dr. .1.
W. Slate, of Walnut Cove.
At this writing the time and
place of the funeral and inter
ment has not been learned here.
| The bereaved family have the
sympathy of many friends in
their great loss.
FOR BIG REUNION
Capitol of the Old South
Is Alive With heroes In
Richmond, May 31.—United
Confederate Veterans from all
parts of the South are here to
night for the opening of the
twenty-fifth annual reunion to
morrow. The old capital of the
Confederacy is ablaze with light.
The events of today included
memorial exercises for the dead,
the dedication of a memorial to
the Confederate women of Vir
ginia and the unveiling of a
bronze table to the women in Hol
lywood cemetery. General
George P. Harrison of Alabama,
who will preside in the absence
'of Commander-in-chief Bennett
H. Young arrived today.
A striking incident of today
| was the unveiling in the Louisia
na room, at the President Davis
mansion, of a bust of General
Beauregard. I'nhappilya Louis
iana. in passing the bronzed
plaster bust knocked it off its
pedestal and it was shattered.
The divisional woman's associa
tion in charge of the occasion at
once anounced that the bust
would be replaced and the unveil
Camp Stuart, at the fair
grounds, where GUOO Confederates
and visiting militiamen will be
quartered, was opened this morn
ing. meals being served through
the day to several hundred of the
veteran advance guard.
Bread anil Meat.
I>o you know that practically
every farmer in Stokes county
has planted enough corn to feed
his slock till corn conies again,
and do you know that this
condition of affairs is so vastly
unprecedented as to render it
worthy of telling the news to the
world that old Stokes is about to
become a self-sustaining com
munity of servicible farmers?
The summer visitor will soon
be with us. Push the chickens
to the limit.