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WALNUT COVE LETTER
Farmers' Institute and Sunday
School Convention Tc
Be Held this Week.
Will Probably he Fstahlished At
the Cove —New Agents For
the Ford Machine - Miffh
School Fleets Principal.
Walnut Cove. Aug. 4.—A
. farmers institute will be con
ducted at this place on next Fri
day under the direction of State
officials who are well versed in
affairs pertaining to the farm.
A large crowd is expected to
hear the splendid talks and to
see the useful demonstrations to
be made. A special department
is devoted to ladies and many
will no dcubt take advantage of
this opportunity of learning new
and better methods.
On next Saturday the county
Sunday School conventionwill be
in session at the Baptist church.
Preparations are being made for
the best in many years and a great
throng of Sunday school workers
are exnected to be in attendance.
If satisfactory arrangements
can be made a Moonlight School,
similar to the ones being inaugu
rated throughout the State, will
be established here early in the
fall. The high school committee
have the matter under considera
tion and teachers will
be asked to volunteer
and aid in the commendable
work of educating the masses
without compensation. The pur
pose is to give every adult who
cares to avail himself of a com
mon school education the oppor
tunity to attend the school after
his day's work is finished.
Special stress will be placed upon
readin', ritin' and rithmetick.
The"Moonlight"idea has proved
successful in other towns and
much has been done to stamp out
Messrs. Jacob Fulton and Wat
son Joyce went to Charlotte Sun
day, returning Monday. While
there they closed a contract to
handla the Ford automobile in
this territory for the next season
and will receive their first ship
ment this week. The young men
will no doubt make good handling
this popular, low priced car.
They were accompanied to Char
lotte by Messrs. Paul Taylor and
Mr. Odell Jones left last week
for St. Louis Mo., where
he will assume his duties
as salesman for the R. J.
Reynolds Tobacco Co. Odell's
many friends here are confident |
of his being successful in his new'
line of work.
Messrs. J. F. Hawkins. J. C. j
Bailey, Jr., J no. G. Fulton and!
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Fair returned j
this week from a delightful trip'
to Norfolk and Ocean View.
Mr. M. N. Wheeler, of the ;
N. & W., left this week for the
western part of the State to spend
his vacation. He is being reliev- 1
ed at the station by Mr. J. B.
At a recent meeting of the
committee of the hijrh school Pro
fessor K. S. Hendren. of Pilot
Mountain, was elected principal
of the school at this place.
Prof. Hendren held a similar posi
tion at Pilot Mountain for several
years and'comes highly recom
mended as a teacher of ability.
Mr. J. J. Adams and family,
of Winston-Salem, spent a short
while here Sunday.
Splendid rains throughout this
TO MEET SATURDAY
Stokes County Annual Sun
Will Be Held at Baptist
Church In Walnut Cove.
The annual county Sunday
School convention will be held at
the Missionary Baptist church in
Walnut Cove, next Saturday,
All of the Sunday Schools of
the county will be represented at
the convention and the attend
ance will likely be large. Dinner
will be served on the church
lawn picnic style. The opening
session will be held at 10 o'clock
Big Meeting Ot Union To Be
Held In Danburv On Satur
day. August 14th.
Saturday. August 11th. is the
date recently announced for the
annual meeting and picnic of the
Stokes County Farmers' Union.
This occasion is always attend
ed by large numbers of the mem
bers of the Union and other
citizens and this meeting will
probably be no exception. Several
good speakers will be present
and address the members on this
Notice to justices of the Peace.
3 The Clerk of Court has receiv
-1 ed the Acts of the last Legisla
ture. Justices will please call at
' | his office and get copies'of same.
"'Justices, whose terms of office
have expired, will please return
T their books to the Clerk's office
. so that the new officers may be
i, supplied with the necessary
11 books, dockets, etc.
section have brought gratifying
results to the growing crops.
Farmers report corn as looking
" good, tobacco will come up al
-5 most to the average year and it
1 will only be a few weeks
1 until it will be coming on
the market with bright
1 prospects for fair prices. The?e
' good tidings are disappointing
only to the chronic howler who
continually looks for the worst
and usually finds it and for the
fellow who sees a drought in a 1
: sunbeam and a flood from a rair- :
1 Plans are being arranged for i
the erection of a mammoth sign
I board, practically:
: j every progressive business firm in i
r . town. The board will be placed!
| near Meadows postoffice and will i
i be artistically painted and letter-'
I ! Ed by experienced painters.
II Mr. R. L. Murphy. Jr., return-!
l ed Monday from a visit to
; relatives at Salisbury. His cous- j
i ins from that place Messrs Shan-:
non and Nettleton Murphy are
here this week to
spend some time.
Mr. Nume Vaughn, of Greens
boro, spent Wednesday with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
Messrs. S. 11. Stewart, Geo. L.
Jarvis and Paul Fulton went to
Danbury and Piedmont Springs
Sunday, returning Monday.
Dr. Lee H. Hill, of Lexington,
Monday night in town
1 with relative?.
Misses Jettie and Bessie More-,
field, who have been visiting
: relatives at Danbury and Sandy
Ridge, returned home yesterday. I
Is Transacted By the Board
of Education At Irs Meet
NEWBUI L D I N G S
Some To lie Frected and Others
Painted—Supt. Smith Is Re-
Appointed—Schools To Open
Oct. Nth Committemen
j The Board of Education met
:in their office at the court house
at Danbury Monday at H):o0
o'clock, members S. P. Chris
tian, J, Wilson Mitchell and N.
A. Martin being present.
The following business was
The Board refused to confirm
j the sale of Mt. Tarbor school
j house and site as the price was
' too low. The sale of the Fulp
:school house was confirmed.it
1 bringing S2OO, and they ordered
the deed to be made to T. H.
Gerry, the purchaser.
It was ordered by the Board
, that the site near Fulp school
house be accepted on the lands
■of J. W. Smith, and the same to
be surveyed and deed taken and
that J. VV. Smith be paidjsso
per acre for three acres. The
Mt. Tarbor site was also accept
ed on the lands of A. W. Davis.
The contract for the new house
to be built at Fulp was given to
J. L. Martin, and also the annex
to Walnut Cove colored school
for $1.110.65Jf0r both houses.
Treasurer Fagg came before
the Board and asked that the
school committee at Walnut Cove
be appointed a building commit
tee if the bond issue carries.
An order was made to have
the school house painted at
Francisco. Alvah Frans was
ordered to buy paint and hire
hands to do the painting and
itemized account of the
coat and turn same over to the
Board of Education for payment.
It was ordered that the house
in Peter's Creek township be
longing to the colored race be
sold and report made to the
I Board of Education of same.
The Board made an order that
j the County Superintendent pur
| chase a lot for the colored race
; near the colored church at Pine!
, Hall and sell the house for the
i colored race, or move the house
' and build annex to same.
• S. P. Heath was given the
| contract for the annex to the!
Asbury school house at $250.00.
The salaries for all the schools I
were fixed for the current year, i
It was ordered by the Board
that all the public schools open
on October 11th.
The Board ordered that the'
Supt. meet with the committees
for the various schools in the 1
several townships to hire teachers'
at the following times and places:
Yadkin township, at King, Mon
day. Aug. l('»th. at 1 o'clock p. m. j
Quaker Gap township, at Brim
Grove school house Tuesday,
Aug. 17th, at 1 o'clock p. m.
Bit? Creek township, at
(Continned on page 4.)
C., AUGUST 4, K»ls
Taxable Propertv In Stokes
Reaches $300,000 In
crease Over Last
To lie Built In Yadkin Township
Soon — County Commissioners
Decide To Ccntinue Farm
Demonstration Work At
The Board of County Commis
sioners were in regular session
at the court house Monday.
At the meeting it was found
that the taxable values of proper
ty in the countyllhadljincreased
more than $:;00.JIHI. ;
A committee of citizens from
\ adkin township were before
the Board and asked for a bridge
across Neatman creek in Yad
kin township. The Board de
cided to built the.bridgejand the
contract will be let for thejlwork
at "a future meeting of the com
One important and interesting
feature of work for the day was
the meeting in interest of the
office of demonstration. A
large number of farmers
from all parts of the county were
present. They assembled in the
office of Demonstration Agent,
the ob;ect of the meeting being
announced Mr. Holt, in a brief
report, put before the assembly
conditions of the work as to past
year and prospects for future
maintainance. After a few brief
reports from a number of farm
ers the house was organized for
business. Messrs. D. V. Carroll
and R. J. Petree were appointed
by the house to act as leaders.
\N ith these men to represent
them the crowd marched in be
fore the board, filling the room
and Mr Carroll leading off.
After some very timely remarks
he introduced Mr, Petree, who
in a very able way, took up the
work as a county movement in
which he showed, not only what
the work had meant to the coun
ty, but what it ment to State
also, and that other counties of
the State were supporting the
work heartily and Stokes beit.g
I a progressive county certainly
could not afford to take the back
ward step and do away with the
work since it cost the county
so little to support it. He stated
to the board that it was the only
work in which all the farmers
had a common interest and from
this office they are enabled to ;
get direct rewards from their i
taxes. He closed his address by
urging the board to make the
appropriation which amounted to
a very small sum considering the
u:ood derived from such an ex
penditure. Following Mr. Petree's 1
address short talks from a num
ber of farmers were heard com
plimentary to the past year's
work, and experience with Mr.
Holt. Messrs. P. (). Frye, S.
•J. Stewart and li. J. Petree on
orchards, and Messrs. J. C. Flip- j
pin and G. \V. Xeal on terrace'
(Continued on page 4.)
Many Guests At Hotel With
Prospects Good For
Piedmont Springs. Aug. 4
The crowds at the hotel here
continue to hold on with pros
pects good for their continuance
throughout the month of
August. A good many reserva
tions are being made for the next
A large party of the young
people at the hotel here are con
templating spending a night on
Moore's Knob right soon. They
will carry blankets and cookir.g
utensils and camp out in the
Messrs. Ceo. Tudor, of in
ston-Salem, and A. W. McClain,
of Raleigh, prominent insurance
men, arrived here yesterday.
Mr. (i. A. Follin and family,
of Winston-Salem, will arrive
here Saturday to spend some
The addition to the summer
home of Mr. A. W. McAlister is
about complete. MrT"McAlister
and family, accompanied by
several guests, will arrive here
soon to spend a month or more.
Two camping parties arrived
this week to spend some time
near the hotel.
Mr. Brain Floyd and Miss
Briggs Prather visited Greens
boro today, going by auto,
Mr. Rucker Penn. a prominent
tobacco buyerjof Winston-Salem,
arrived yesterday to spend some
time at the hotel.
Mr. Lawrence Mcßae, of Win
ston-Salem. spent Sunday here
with his family.
Mrs. A. E. Stanley and family,
of Greensboro, will arrive Satur
day to spend ten days.
President R. G. Vaughn, of i
American Exchange Bank at I
Greensboro, will arrive here
tomorrow with his family to
spend several weeks.
Capt. S. E. Williams, of Lex
ington. spent Sunday with his |
family, who are guests here.
Mr. Arthur Morris, of Thomas- j
ville, spent some time here this J
week with his family.
Notice to Executors,
Administrators and Guardians
This is to notify all executors,
administrators and guardians,
who have not already done so, to
file their inventories, annual re
ports and final settlements as the
law requires and as many judges
have ordered. Please let us have
these reports at once and thus
save the expense of further
This August Ith, 1915.
M. T. CHILTON, C. S. C.
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I anbury, N. C.
Creates Great Damage to
Crops iii the \ ade
HAI L, WIND, RAIN
Tobacco and Corn, Vegetables
and Fruit (jreatly Injured
Buildings Loosed From
ands of Dollars
Damage to Crops.
One of the most violent storms
that ever visited the mountains,
occurred in the \ ade Mecum
section Saturday evening the
last day of July. Tobacco, corn,
fruit trees and vegetables were
ruined. Many building were
loosed from their foundations.
Peach trees bearing two bushels
of fruit were blown 800 yards.
The heavy rain badly washed
the land. Among the farmers
who suffered most damage were
the following, whose losses are
estimated as follows:
W. L. Hall and sons $2,000.00
W. A. Bennett and sons 2,000.00
Robt. Wilkes 2,000.00
J. E. Simmons, C. A. Mickey,
Wm. Murphy, Lee Bennett, J.
W. Burrell, Matt Flippin, J. W.
Wall and others sustained dam
ages estimated at for $-">•) to S3OO
From Stoker 'oll nly Herald.
Bro. Chas. T. Beall is now
helping in the Sunday School
work at the Vaden school house
and Covington's store.
James G. Patton, of Georgia,
is helping in the Sunday School
; and church work at Hartman'a
J and Piedmont Springs.
H. L. Thomas, formerly of
Burlington, N. C., is helping in
the church work at Hill's and
Your humble servant, C. W.
j Erviri, preached for the first
jtime in the new church at Hill's
| June 22.
We acknowledge with thanks a
nice lot of clover hay from Dr.
Leak and Mr. (1. L. Simmons,
also a bushel of wheat from Mr.
; Kobt. Handy and a sack of flour
l from Mrs. G. L. Simmons. These
i things are a great help, the same
jas cash, and such supplies are
| appreciated because we have at
I various times this spring been
i without horse feed or groceries
and no money to buy with. Those
! who help thus or in any other
| way are helping us to preach the
gospel and will have a part in the
Your Cough Can Be Stopped
If not, it's wicked to neglect
illness and means of relief. It's
j wicked to endure Liver Ills,
Headache, Indigestion,. Constip
ation, when one dose of I'o-Do-
Lax gives relief. Po-Do-Lax is
Podophyllin (May Apple), with
out the gripe. It arouses the
Liver, increases the flow of the
bile—Mature's antiseptic in the
Bowels. Your Constipation and
other ills disappear overnight be
cause Po-Do-Lax has helped Na
, ture to remove the cause. Get a
bottle from your Druggist to-day.
Get rid of your Constipation over