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DAN BURY REPORTER'"
ALMOST A FIRE
Store of Mr. J. N. oun£ At
Walnut Cove Comes
Mr. Henry \V. MeOeeWill He As-,
socio ted With the New Ware
house A Kaptist Church
Talked of—Other News.
Walnut Cove, July 7. -Excite
ment ran high early Thursday ;
morning when the entire popula-,
tion WHS rudely awakened at (
about two o'clock by the ringing
of bells and shouts of fire. A
hasty investigation located a]
dangerously large blaze in the'
rear of Mr. J. N. Young's store
which was rapidly gaining head
way in a bulk of dry leaf tobac
co. The arrival of a great many |
citizens who formed a bucket
brigade proved effective in soon
conquering the fire, although con
siderable damage was wrought
to the building before the flames
were extinguished. The timely
discovery of the fire was nothing
short of providential for in five
minutes the conflagration would
have been beyond control and
the entire block consisting of the
stores of J. N. Young, J no. R.
Smith, Fulton & Davis, as well
the Cates hotel and many dwell
ings adjacent to the block would
have been 9wept away and c.
loss of thousands of dollars
would have been the result. The
orgin of the fire is surrounded in
mystery. A rat and a match
or a cigar stub carelessly thrown
are only theories of the probable
Mr. Henry W. McGhee, of
Nichols, S. C., spent Saturday
and Sunday in town. It is learn
ed that Mr. McGhee will be
prominently associated as one of
the managers of the New Ware
house here this season. The
style of the firm will be McGeee
& Hutcherson and both partners
will devote their entire time to
the business. Mr. McGhee is a
a seasoned warehouseman, hav
ing been the proprietor of a
warehouse in Nichols, S. C. for
manv years besides being con
nected with other houses in this
state and Virginia. He comes
here highly recommended as a
live wire in the tobacco business
and the market here is fortunate
in securing his services.
Plans are on foot for the erec
tion of a Primitive Baptist
church at this place in the near
future. The location of the
church has not yet been decided
Messrs. Cabell Hairston, W.
G. Dodson, R. L. Murphy, Jas.
W. Lasley, J. R. Voss and R. A.
Hedgecock went to Danbury
Monday on business.
Mrs. Dr. J. W. Neal returned
Friday from a visit to her
brother. Dr. W. A. Johnson, at
Dr. L. H. Hill, of Germanton,
spent a few hours in town Fri
Dr. W. H. Critz is spending
some time at his old home in
Davie county on his vacation.
During his absence his patronage
is being attended by Dr. C. R.
Hutcherson. who recently suc
cessfully passed the State Hoard
of Dental Examiners.
Rev. and Mrs. W. P. (.'amp
bell, of Rocky Mount, are spend
ing a few weeks at the Vaughn
hot-1 in the interest of tneir
health. They are very much
impressed with the climate and
water in this section.
Messrs. Carl Joyce and S. C.
Rierson, Jr., went to Reidsville
The H. S. Motor Co. last
Friday unloaded a car of
Ford autos and have succeeded
in disposing of the entire car.
Another carload is on the road
and a part of these are already
sold. Among those who have
recently purchased new cars are
Messrs. J. R. Morefield, Jno. R.
Lackey and F. S. Ross.
ISMK Ben Cahill spent Sunday
and Monday in Winston-Salem.
Miss Jessie Vaughn is the guest
of Miss Margaret Rankin in
Greensboro this week.
Miss Edith Petree, of Winston-
MANY NEW HOUSES 1
To Be Erected For Schools
Of County At Early Date. |
THE BOARD MEETS
The Appointment of County
Superintendent and School
I ntil Next Meeting.
The board of education met in
their office at Danbury at 10:30
o'clock. N. A. Martin, S. P.
Christian and J. Wilson Mitchell
being present, transacting the fol
The books and vouchers of .1.
A. Fagg, treasurer, were exam
ined and approved as being
i The following committeemen
I were appointed: .las. W. Lasley
for Walnut Cove high school: J.
■K. Hutchinn fcr King high
school: W. W. Ferguson for Mt.
i View special tax school: J. S.
Kiant for Pine Hall special tax
The county superintendent re
commended tha*. buildings be
erected as follows: An annex to
King high school building; a two
room house at Dry Springs: a
two-room house at Chestnut
Grove: a two-room house at
Frans' store: an annex to the
Smithtown school house: an an
nex at Asbury: a house at Free
man's: an annex to the Walnut
Cove high school building: a two
room house at Fulp: a two-room
house at Mt. Tabor: annex to the
London school house at Walnut
Cove for the colored race: a two
room building near Pine Hall for
the colored race.
The following contracts were
given: Sam P. Heath, a two
room building at Frans' store:
Fred James, a one-room house at
Freeman: F. P. Pringle, an annex
to Smithtown school house and
to recover the old house.
The county superintendent was
ordered to go to the Fulp neigh*
borhood and examine another
site and see if it is not more suit
able than the one'selected.
The matter of electing a Coun
ty Superintendent and appoint
ing the regular school commit
teemen was deferred till the next
meeting of the board.
BALL GAME TUESDAY.
Danbury and Piedmont
Springs Teams Plav Tie
A lively game of base ball was
played here yesterday between
Danbury and Piedmont Springs
teams, the game resulting in a
tie, 12 to 12.
The Piedmont team was com
posed of boys from various towns
who are spending some time at
the springs. Both teams played
well and the game was interest
ing from start to finish.
The attendance at the game
was large, a good many of the
spectators being ladies, a large
number of guests and camners
coming over from Piedmont to
witness the game.
The two teams will play again
Salem, is visiting relatives and
Miss Willie Dodson delightfully
entertained several of her friends
at a birthday party Monday even
ing. A few of the many present
were Misses Kunice Vaughn,
Mattie and Lillie Joyce, Mary
Martin. Susie and Viola Smith,
Louise Murphy, Kdith Petree,
Kathleen Fulp. Wilma Rierscn,
Mrs. Lola Bennett, Messrs. Pin
nix Bailey. P. G. Smith. Robt.
Mitchell, T. S. Smith, F. Martin
and Chas. Rierson.
DANBURY, N. C.. JULY 7. IVIS
About Seventy-five Regular,
Guests At tiu* Hotel.
For July and August Larue
Crowds Are Kxpected List
of (iuests Now Registered.
Piedmont Springs. July 7.
The families of Messrs. A. M.
Stack, of Monroe, and J. C.
Dodson, of Winston-Salem, ar
rived here Thursday and took
cottages for the month of July.
Mr. John Coleman and family,
of Winston-Salem, are spending
some weeks at the hotel,
i Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Newell
and family and Rev. and Mrs.
I C. E. Hodgin and family came
[up Friday and vvill occupy the
Trotter cottage for a month, and
i The Greensboro Camp Fire
! i iris left yesterday after a pleas
; ant stay of a week here. Another
I party of young people from
j Greensboro will arrive here next
1 week and will be chaperoned by
• Mrs. A. W. McAlister.
The music at Piedmont Springs
chis 9eason is winning a i-eputa
tion. The orchestra is composed
of Karl von Wiegand, violinist,
of Richmond, an Austrian; Mr.
• Kneiling, 'celloist, of Baltimore,
a German: Miss Ferguson, pian
l ist, of Richmond, an English
! lady, and Mr. Jess Alderman, of
Greensboro, bass violinist, an
American. Each one of the band
is an artist of high quality.
Judge W. A. Devin and family
and Mr. Clem G. Wright and
j party, of Greensboro, are ex
pected here in a few days to
J spend some time at the hotel.
Col. J. A. Barringer, of
Greensboro, came up Sunday
with his daughter, Mrs. Waldrop
and Miss Gertrude Frazier.
Mr. C. («. Wright and family
of Greensboro are expected this
week at the hotel, accompanied
by a large party of Greensboro
Mr. John W. King and family,
and Mr. Walter W. King and
family of Greensboro are ex
pected the latter part of the
A large party of prominent
' and popular Winston - Salem
j people will arrive soon, among
ithem W. P. Hill and family:
: Mrs. M. W. Willis, Mrs.
Lawrence Mcßae. Miss Margaret
Vaughn, and many others.
There are about 75 regular
guests at the hotel now, and a
large number expected this week
and next. The hotel manage
ment is making even more
reservations than last year. It
is quite certain the season will
be unusually successful.
Misses Willie and Lula Hairs
ton. of Walnut Cove, are guests
j at the hotel here.
Supt. of Schools J. T. Smith,
of King, spent last night here.
Messrs. R. L. Williamson, T.
1 M. Huske and Wilson Gray, pro
minent business men of Winston,
spent Sunday here.
\ Sheriff F. B. Kemp and family,
of Rockingham county, came up
; The following guests have
' registered at the hotel since
Chas. T. Beall, Mrs. C. E.
Hodgin, Nelson Hodgin, Mrs. M.
G. Newell, Elizabeth Newell,
i Mrs. S. B. Turrentine, Julian
iTurrentine, Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
i Deal. Misses Sadie Stern, Pricie
I Farrish, Miss Weild, J. E. Brown,
! Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Myers, Miss
j Lucy Myers, Miss Jessie Myers,
Considerable Damage to (
Crcps in Snow Creek
and Beaver Island.
TOBACCO AND COtfN I
Injured, and I.and badly Washed I
—James Hawkins and S. 1..
\ enable Anions the
Uuite a destructive storm visit-'
ed Snow Creek and Beaver Island
townships last Wednesday even-,
ing, doing considerable damage : (
to crops of tobacco and corn.!.
The storm was accompanied by 1
heavy rains, which in some sec
; tions badly washed the lands.
Among the greatest sufferers
from the effects of the storm
wen; Messrs. Jas. Hawkins and
S. L. Venable, who sustained:
quite serious damage.
Two New Members Sworn
In \t Meeting Monday--1
| Four Old Veterans Apply
I Tor Pensions.
i At the meeting of the County
Pension Board here Monday!
| Messrs. M. V. Mabe and J. H. |
I I Alley were sworn in as members j
; 1 of|tlie Board to succeed Messrs.
> W. G. Slate, resigned, and J.;
| M. Burge, deceased. The other:
I member of the Board, Mr. J. J.,
Martin, was in attendance.
There were only four applica-1
[ tions for pensions before the:
Board and these were all ap
proved, the names being ordered
placed upon the pension rolls.
There was no other business
of importance before the Pension
! Board and they adjourned to
! meet again on July 17th.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Dodson, of
Winston, who are visitors at
Piedmont, spent the day here the
quests of relatives, Mr. and Mrs.
N. A. Martin.
M. B. Newell, Carl Daniel, Wal
ter Story, R. M. Clapp. J. Clen
denin, Mrs. R, A. Moon. Mrs.
J no. C. Moore, Mr. and Mrs.
G. W. Pryor, Misses Bessie Haw
ard and Grace Lawless, John A.
Barringer, Mr. and Mrs. John I).
Waldrop, Miss Gertrude Frazier,
Clifford Frazier, B. M. Newell,
Jas. Taylor, Jr., Ben Bobertson,
Watt Martin, Jr.. Allen Douglas,
Walter Moore, S. Or. Wimbish,
Miss Kathleen Price, Greensboro;
•Mr. and Mrs. D. Rich, Miss
Elizabeth Conrad. Mr. Mickey,
S. B. Brown, P. H. Lehman, J.
A. Kester. B. W. Rumpson, Joe
Rogers, W. Ray Myers, P. N.
Montague, F. S. Hill, C. A.
Burke, R. L. Williamson, Wilson
Gray, John C. Anderson, L. W.
Hoskins. C. H. Williamson, (\ K.
Nail, Gregory Graham. (\ J.
Mock, J. C. Walker and family,
James Simpson, N. W. Shore,
John Coleman and family, Miss
Broughton, J. A. Byerly, Mrs. 1).
A. NancQ, W. H. Sloan. Winston-
Salem, N. C.: Roy Meador, Mr.
and Mrs. F. I!. Kemp, Evelyn
Kemp. R. C. Matherson, Madi
son, N. C.: S. P. Christian, West
field, N. C.: J. J. Baxter, Tampa,
Fla.: J. C. Joyce. Sanders liier
son. J. E. Dodson, Miss Willie
Hairston, Walnut Cove. N. C.:
Mrs. A. Nance, Mrs. L. C.
Nance. A. W. Nance. Clarkton;
Kirby Reid, Mayodan, N. C.:
Mrs. M. L. Wilson. Edward Wil
son, Richmond, Va.: J. M. Hill,
L. R. Powers, Germanton. N. C.
IWO MEETINGS HELD
?ounty Commissioners Were
In Session Friday ar.d
JONDS NOT SOLD
)ali Of Walnut Cove Bond Issue
ti lection Is Chanßed—Koad i
OrJered Laid Out In
Peter's Creek Town
The county commissioners held j
sessions here on Friday and Mon-,
lay, a full board being in attend
ince at each meeting.
The commissioners met Friday '
for the purpose of issuing the
$20,000 in bonds recently author
ized tor the purpose of building
a new county home, but owing to
the fact that the bonding com
pany which was to take them
was not ready to accept them
they were not issued. However,
it is likely that they will be ready
for the bonds within the next
On Monday the commissioners
held their regular monthly ses
sion, and probably the most im
portant matter transacted at the
meeting wfefl the changing of the
date and the amount of the bonds
to be voted on in the Walnut
Cove special school district. The
date of election was changed
from July 14th to August 10th,
and the amount to be voted on
was changed from $4,000 to
$2,000. See particulars of election
elsewhere in this paper.
A public road was ordered laid
out in Peter's Creek and Snow
Creek townships in the section
near C. W. Ray's, W. M.
Bryant's and Reid Hall's.
The only other business before
the commissioner# was the pay
ment of expense claims against
A Surprise Marriage.
j Miss Mary Pringle, of Camp-!
bell, this cuunty, and Mr. W. H.
! Schaenneckenberg. of New York i
j were married here last Saturday j
by Justice N. A. Martin. The!
!bride is the attractive and a:-'
! complished daughter of Dr. A. J.!
j Pringle, of Campbell, while the
! groom is a promising young busi
The couple met the first time
at Guilford Battle Ground the
4th of last July while they were
attending the celebration there
and have since kept up a corres
They will reside at the home
of the groom.
1 Notice To Tax-Payers.
All persons who have failed to
list their taxes in Stokes county
are hereby notified that their
names will be presented to the
Solicitor at the next term of |
court and indictments will be;
made in each case. If you have;
not listed yet you have until:
next Monday, July 12th, in
which to get your name on the
tax books, as the Eoualization
; Boad meets on that day.
This July .">.
J. G. MORE FIELD,
' For the Board of County Com'rs.
| A telephone message to the
: Reporter today told of the death
of Mr. Matt Overby, one of the
county's best citizens, at his
home at Quaker Gap. Mr.
Overby's wife died only a few
weeks since. He was aged about
■7B years and is survived by
: several children.
Grain Turning Out Well in
the King Section.
Aiore People Are Buying Them —"
Ice Cream Supper —Items
King-. July 7.—Wheat thresh
ing in this section is on and the
i crop is turning out well.
! Born unto Mr. and Mrs. Cebe
j Fowler, a son.
I Mr. Numa Boyles made a
> business trip to Winston-Salem
I Mr. S. L. Hauser has bought
a new automobile. They are
'getting thick in this section.
Mrs. S. 0. Schaub, of High
Point, is spending a few days
with her mother, Mrs. Bettie
Rev. Baucom filled his regular
! appointment at the Baptise
I church here Saturday and Sun
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Culler, of
j High Point, spent Sunday with
I Mr. Perry L. Culler, who re
| sides on West Main St.
Rev. Bloom Vestal has moved
| his gospel tent to Hauser's school
I house near Donnaha where he
is conducting a tent meeting thin
I Several from this place at
| tended the Guilford Battle Ground
, celebration Saturday,
; j Mr. and Mre, Ernest Boyles,
!: of Greensboro, spent Friday and
Saturday with Mrs. Boyles'
| mother, Mrs. J. W. Caudle, on
; East Main St.
Mrs. Conrad Samuels, of Pilot
1 Mountain, is spending a few
days with relatives here.
On next Saturday evening
there will be an ice cream sup
| per given here. Everybody is
I Sheriff W. C. Slate, of Walnut
Cove, was hereon business Satur
A crowd from this neighbor
hood visited the Pilot Mountain
: i Mrs. Dr. Keiger is spending
! a few weeks with her parents at
! Mr. Early Caudle, of Winston
■ Salem, spent Sunday with his
brother, Mr. P. J. Caudle, on
' Pulliam St.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rumley,
| of Winston-Salem, spent Sunday
' with Mr. Rumley's parents who
! reside here.
, I The Bank of King is closed
I today as the 4th of July came on
! Mr. R. R. Love of this place
> has accepted a position with the
. i Motor Co. at Winston-Salem.
;i Board Of Education
In Session Monday.
: The County Board of Educa
( tion was in session here Monday,
1 all of the members being present.
The object of this meeting
was to ask the county commis
sioners to change the date of the
( election to be held in Walnut
, i Cove special school district and
to reduce the amount of bonds to
' be voted for from $4,000 to $2,000.
. 1 Messrs. R. L. Murphy. James
! Lasley and R. W. Hedgecock
; composed a committee from
I; Walnut Cove who asked for this
Beaver Isiand S. S. Convention.
The Sunday School Convention
for Beaver Island Township will
be held at Tine Hall on Saturday,
July, 24, commencing at 10
o'clock a. rn.
Let every Sunday School in the
township be resent with a pro
gramme and report from the
We hope to have some one
to make a Sunday school address.
W. J. ADKINS.
President of Beaver Isiand Town
ship Sunday School Convention.