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DAN BURY REPORTED
Walnut Cove Notes Against
Special Tax For New
BY TWENTY MAJORITY;
Ladies Aid Society has Interest- ,
inn Meeting —Poor Attend
ance At Farmers Insti
Walnut Cove, Ausr. 11. — By a
majority of about twenty votes
the bond issue for the erection of
an addition to the school building
was defeated in the election held
here yesterday. Very little in
terest was manifested, especially
bv those favoring the measure,
and the vote was comparatively
small. Possibly some other means
of raising sufficient funds to
erect the building will be sub
mitted at a later date. The issue
was by no means defeated for
lack of interest in the school, but
many objected to the plans set
forth for securing the funds.
Tuesday afternoon the Ladies'
Aid Society of the Baptist church
met with Mrs. W. C. Slate at
her handsome new residence on
North Main street. Several visi
tors were present and a great
many new members were added
to the society. During the busi
ness session it was decided to
have a cream and refreshment
supper at the New Warehouse
Saturday evening, Aug. 14th, for
the benefit of the society and to
further the work undertaken by
them. After the business ses
sion a pleasant social hour was
spent during which the hostess,
assisted by her attractive little
daughter. Irene, served delicious
fruit, cream and cake. The next
meeting of the society will be
held Tuesday afternoon. Sept.
14th, with Mrs. S. L. Murray as
The Farmers' Institute held
here last Friday was poorly at
tended and it is learned that in
the future an effort will be
made to hold the institute at
Tuttle's school house, four miles
north of here. It is argued that
more interest will be taken in
the splendid work if held in the
Mrs. J. T. Hedgepeth, Miss
Lillian Hedgepeth, Mrs. W. B.
Fluharty and children, of Greens
boro, are the guests of Mrs, W.
;S. Vaughn at the Vaughn hotel
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Dodson
and family spent Sunday at
Misses Myrtle Samuel, of
Greensboro; Nellie Petree, of
Philadelphia: and Sallie Crews,
of Durham, are the guests of
Mrs. 0. N. Petree on Summit
Messrs. Shannon and Nettle
ton Murphy, of Salisbury, are
spending several days here with
Messrs. S. C. Rierson, Jr., Geo. j
L. Jarvis, F. L. Tilley, Carl!
Joyce and S. H. Steward went to |
Wentworth and Reidsville Sun
Mr. Paul Fulton and Miss Sallie
Fulton made a business trip to
Mooresville and Statesville this (
Miss Mary Martin, of Danbury, 1
is spending several days herei
Messrs. A. W. Davis and 0. N.
Petree returned Saturday from a
business trip to Sparta.
Misses Thelma and Mabel
Lewis, of Winston-Salem, are the.
DATE IS AUGUST 21
Stokes Confederate \ eterans
Given Cordial Invifation'
To Attend Rockingham
Madison, N. C. August It). -On
August the 21st an old soldiers'
reunion and basket picnic will fce
held here throughout the entire
d?y. Attorney-General T. \V.
Hickett, and other prominent
speakers will ho present to de
liver addresses. It has been im
possible for the invitation com
mittee to get a complete mailing
list of all the old soldiers of Rock- j
ingham and Stokes counties but j
a special invitation has been,
mailed to every old soldier in the j
two counties whose address could j
be had. As there is a large num
ber of old soldiers who will not
receive invitations on account of
[our inability to get their ad
-1 dress we take this means of ex
' tending to them a most cordial
invitation. Each old soldier, im
mediately upon their arrival at
Madison, will go to Pratt Bros.or
toG. W. Martin at McGehee's
store and register and receive a
j As to those who are not old
soldiers we would state that ycu
| too are most cordially invited to
|be present to enjoy this day in
I Madison. A special dinner will
j be served for the old soldiers but
all others will be expected and
are requested to bring a basket.
|TO EMPLOY TEACHERS
j Meeting of School Com
mitteemen To Be Held In
All Townships of the
Beginning next Tuesday, the
17th, meetings of school com
mitteemen in the various town
ships of the county will be held
and at these meetings teachers
; will be employed for the various
' schools of the townships.
Supt. of Schools Smith will
be present at these meetings and
assist the committeemen in
'selecting teachers. He is this
j week mailing a letter to the
i chairman of the committee in
i each township in regard to the
It is learned that It will be
necessary this year to secure a
good many teachers from other
counties. The schools will open
on Oct. 11th.
Sixty-four automobile rural de
livery routes in Georgia. 13 in
Florida, 14 in Texas, 88 in Okla
homa, and one in Louisiana, went
into operation this week. A to
tal of 20S routes in eight States
have been authorized. The
routes vary in length from 50 to
HI miles, and will be operated
from !) to 12 months a year.
guests of Miss Agnes Lewis this
Prof. J. T. Smith, of King,
was a business visitor in town
Miss Lelia Moore, of Moore's
Mill, Va., is visiting Misses Lillie
and Mattie Joyce.
Mrs. J. A. Petree and daugh
ter, Miss Mabel, of Winston-
Salem, spent Saturday and Sun
day with relatives here.
Rev. A. L. McLendon filled his
regular appointments at the
Baptist church Sunday.
DANBURY, N. C., AUGUST 11. 1915
County Sunday School Con
vention At Walnut
Hxccllent Reports Sent In By
Majority of the Sunday
Schools of the county
Pursuant to the call the Stokes
I County Sunday School Conven-!
[ tion was held at the Missionary
: Baptist Church in Walnut Cove
,on Saturday, August the 7th, j
1915. There was a good crowd i
! present, the large church being I
! filled. The program was car-1
| ried out in its entirety,except that J
\ Rev. A. L. McLendon not being i
; present at the morning session j
the devotional exercises were
! conducted by Rev. \V. L. Hutch
' ens in his stead, and Rev. A. W.
j Taylor not being present at the
I evening session, his time was
taken up by Mr. C. W. Snyder, j
President of the Forsyth County
Sunday School Association, and
Mr. D. V, Carroll not being
present, the closing prayer was (
made by Rev. A. L. McLendon
in his stead.
Very able and instructive ad-;
dresses were made on the Sun
day School work by the various
speakers, to all of which the
people present paid close atten
tion, and everyone felt that it
was good to be there.
The committees filed the fol
j lowing reports:
Report of the Committee On Reports,
To the Stokes County Sunday'
The undersigned committee
appointed to make report to this
convention of the number of
j Sunday Schools reporting to this
[convention, respectfully reports
Number of schools reported, 39.
Number of officer* and teach
Number of scholars enrolled
during the preceding year, 313*.
Total number of scholars, of
j ficers and teachers, 3282.
Total amount collected for
! Sunday School purposes during
the preceding year, $81.06.
Average attendance, 53.
Gain in enrollment over the
jyear 1914, 720.
I Respectfully reported, togeth
jerwith a list of Sunday Schools
in the county as near as the
committee is able to obtain them,
hereto attached. Those marked
with a cross mark opposite them
have duly reported to this con-
I vent ion.
E. C. GANN,
W. C. SLATE,
J. B. GREEN,
Report of Committee on Recom
mendation of Officers for the
To the Stokes County Sunday
The undersigned committee ap
pointed to recommend to this
convention officers of the Stokes
County Sunday Schcol Associa
tion for the ensuing ye?r, respect
fully reports as follows:
President, N. 0. Petree.
Vice-President, J. W. Slate.
Secretary and Treasurer, J. B.
Danbury township—M. T.
Meadows township—R. J.
(Continued on page 8.)
MR. GEORGE WRITES
In Regard To the Sale of
Property of Big Creek
AFFAIRS ARE TANGLED
Moped To Get Company's Busi- ,
ness In Better Condition By
Sate of Property.
Francisco. Aug. 9.
I see in your paper that the
stock belonging to the Big Creek j
I Telephone Co. is to be sold on '
| Sept. 11th.
This stock only includes the'
lines and switchboards of the j
[company, the telephones being
| the individual property of the '
[stockholders and :annot be
In regard to the sale of the
property I will say that the
stockholders are aware of the
trouble we have had and the;
indebtedness that was incurred j
|by our former president, and of;
our being sued for a large
amount of monev on his account,
and lam glad to say to all that
!we made a very fair proposition
to the stockholders to pay off the
indebtedness without a sale and
about half of them refused to be
; assessed and we are forced to j
sell to make each stockholder!
'pay his part or go off of the.
J Now, as a stockholders I saw 1
the condition of things and that |
we were going to lose the whole I
thirij, and I went to the officers.
and said to them that I would SO
to the parties and ask for a dis
count, and so I did, any I am
satisfied that I have saved the
! company about four hundred
Now, don't be dissatisfied and
don't fear anything. If every
stockholder will stay on the line
and pay his part it will not ex
ceed three dollars unless some
thing new comes up. Every
thing is paid except some small
accounts and lawyers fees and
Some of our lines and switch
boards are in bad condition,
and as a stockholder I respect
fully ask everybody to stick to
us and not let us go under and
we will surely put things in good
shape just as soon as possible.
I I consider that to sell the prop
[ erty is the best thing that can
be done and then we can clean
jup the trash and put things in
I good shape. It could not have
i been done under the present by
1 If any stockholder will show
me that he has been mistreated
in any way by the present officers
I will refund his stock without
charge, and if anyone wants any
information in any way if he will
write to me I will answer him at
once, also Wiite me if you are
having troubles with lines and
switchboards as I would like to
know what we will have to con
tend with after the sale.
Now, this sale only means you
buying your own property back
to get things in good shape and
they will be very different to
what they have been, so rest easy
hocause all will come right in the
future and it will not be long.
Your humble servant,
R. W. "EORGK.
The Southern Railway has let
contracts totaling $1,193, ODD for
double-tracking the gap between
Concord and Charlotte and two
other sections between Charlotte
The Coming and Going of
Guests At Piedmont'
Springs the Past Week.
Piedmont Springs, Aug. 11.— j
The entire sales force of the J
Vick Chemical Co. visited Pied-!
Mont Springs Friday and Satur-j
day on the annual outing tender
ed them by their company.
These traveling salesmen are all
young men and a handsome lot
of fellows and their visit
here was very much enjoyed by j
the guests at the springs. They '
represent about ten States of the j
Miss Martha Geslen, of Paris, ■
France, is among the attractive 1
I guests spending some time at
j the hotel here. Miss Geslen
I attended school at (luilford
I College the past year and will
remain here until the fall open
ing of this school.
Mr. (I. A. Follin and daughter.
I Mrs. I»r. Wiggins, of Wjnston-
I Salem, arrived he>*e today to
spend some time.
Miss Sallie Belle Anderson, of
I Reidsville, arrived vesterday to
spend some time here.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Prather
and daughter, Miss Marion, and
Mesdames Julia Prather and T.
K. Gule, of Mount Airy, spent
the week end here.
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Vaughn
and daughters arrived here Sat
urday to spend the month of
1 August, They are occupying the
j Trotter cottage and taking their
i meals at the hotel.
I Mr. J. E. Angle and family, of
[Greensboro, arrived Saturday to
spend some time at the hotel
' here. #
The family of Mr. A. VV. Mc-j
Alister have returned to their
cottage here and will probably
remain here for six weeks. They
I expect to entertain quite a num
ber of friend 9 during their stay
here, several of whom are Q9W
at their cottage.
Mrs. J. Gilmer Korner and
daughter, Miss Dore, of Ker
nersville, will arrive at the hotel
here tomorrow to spend some
' | time.'
Mr. and Mrs. W, G. Dodsoti,
; Miss Cornelia Rierson and Mr.
! \\ atson Joyce spent a short while
j here Sunday.
j Mrs. [). S. Boyles and family
and Misses Jettie and Bessie
! Morefield spent Sunday here and
I at Cascade and other interesting
I points in the mountain.
Mr. Joel R. Hill, of Winston
; Salem, arriyed here today.
Quite a number of guests from
1 Moore's Springs Hotel attended
| the dance here Saturday night.
The family of Mr. W. F. Arm
: field, of High Point, are expected
| here Sunday to spend two
Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Bin ford
| returned to their home at Madi
son yesterday after a two-week's
Miss Fmma Othmer, of
Willirmport, Pa., will arrive
here next week to spend some
Mr. Willie Collins, of Danville,
is among the new arrivals here.
Misses Willie and Virginia
Edmonds, of Winston-Salem, are
spending some time here.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Kinp
were among those who spent the
week end here from Greens
I)r. J. W. Kooth, of Oxford,
will return here this week to
spend another ten days.
Mr. John T. Simpson and
family will return to their home
at Winston tomorrow after
spending two months here.
Mr. and,-Mrs. Crumpler and
Mr. Drew Priddy Loses His
Home and Some of Its
CAUGHT FROM FLUE
Air. Gilmer Nelson Recovering
From Blood Poison —Other
News Items and Personals
From Danbury Route I.
Danbury Route 1, Aug. 11.—
jThe home of Mr. and Mrs. Drew
| Priddy was completely destroyed
by fire Saturday morning at 11
i o'clock. While preparing for
j preaching services which were
held at North View the house
"aught on fire in the second
story which was thought to have
originated from an unconnected
stove pipe. The neighbors
managed to get from the burn
ing building all the property
from the lower story and we are
glad to say his loss was not so
large in this respect.
Mr. Gilmer Nelson, who has
been suffering for some weeks
with blood poison in the hand,
is much better at this writing,
but is not able to do any work
Mr. Pearson Mabe is much
better from an accidental stroke
of a knife on the ankle which
i has given him much trouble in
j Mr 3, H. H. Reid seems to im
\ "prove slowly from an attack of
dropsy and inflammation of the
The four months old infant of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sands has
been seriously ill for some time
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Fagg are
visiting relatives in the moun
tain this week,
Misses Lottie and Ethel Tucker,
of Mayodan, are visiting relatives
on Danbury Route 1 this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Coy Smith,
accompanied by Miss Beatrice
i Smith, visited friends at Pilot
' Mtn. Saturday and Sunday.
Everybody in this section is
making preparations ti attend
the Farmers' Union Dicnic at
- Danbury Saturday.
Miss Maude Pulliam, of Wins
. ton, who has been visiting her
, sister, Mrs. 0. L. Bennett, re
turned to her home Saturday.
Mrs. 0. M. Bennett and little
daughter, Nellie, spent a few
days in Winston last week, re
turning home Monday.
Preaching services will be held
I at Wilson church next Sunday.
Death Near Danbury.
Mrs. Jesse Priddy, who resid
ed with her husband at the home
of Mr. Joseph Dunlap near
Danbury, passed away Saturday
morning after a short illness.
The deceased is survived by
her husband and one small child.
The remains were interred at
North View, church graveyard
Mrs. S. H. Taylor, of Winston-
Salem, arrived here today to
spond some time.
Messrs. Paul Montague and
Carl Ogburn came over in thtir
Messrs, G. W. Patterson, of
Charlotte, and A. D. Jones, of
Walnut Cove, are guests here
Mrs. Clara Watson and daugh
ter, of Winston-Salem, are ex
pected here Saturday.
Mrs. Jennings and her son
arrived here yesterday to spend
a week or more.