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Colored W oman Expires Suddenly
At Southern Railway Station
Rains and high Water
Damage Corn Crop.
Walnut Cove. Sept. I.—Mys
tery surrounds the death of an
unknown colored woman who died
suddenly at the Southern rail
wav station early this morning.
The woman was presumably en
route to Germanton and was
waiting for the train to that
place. She was seen drinking
the contents of a small bottie
and in a few minutes she fell
across the railroad track and
only lived a few minutes. It is
not known whether she commit
ted suicide or whether she died
from heart disease. A coroner's
inquest will probably be held
over the body today.
The heavy rains of last week
did quite a lot of damage to the
corn crop in the Town Fork bot
toms but the damage was not
near so severe as many thought.
Farmers state that no more than
one tenth of the corn cov
ered by water was destroyed.
The railroad track between this
place and Germanton on Friday
night was covered by three feet
of water for about three miles.
The trains were all routed by
way of Winston-Salem until the
At a special meeting of the
town commissioners on Sept. 6th
bids will be received for the lay
ing of cement sidewalks on both
sides of Main street from the
bridge to Fifth street. The
specifications call for the com
pletion of the work by Nov. Ist.
Local contractors will probably
do the work.
August Sales Four Fimes
Larger Than Last Year.
The report of Mr. Z. T. Bynum,
supervisor of sales, shows that
a total of 89,846 pounds of leaf
tobacco has been sold on the
local market during the six days
of August since the sales have
started. It brought a total of
$6,267.70, or an average of $6.98
a hundred pounds.
This is more than four times
as much as was sold last year
during the month of August, the
sales amounting to only 21,833
pounds, which was sold for
$1,479.94, an average of $6.78 a
As will be seen, the average
price on the tobacco that has
been sold up to this time this
year is 20 cents on the hundred
pounds higher than it was last
year for the same period.
A building] permit was issued;
on Friday afternoon for the;
•erection of the R. J. Reynolds!
storage building on Cherry street.
The building will be of steel and
concrete and will cost approxi
mately $70,000. The contract
was recently let to the Fiske-
Carter Construction Company,
and will be handled through the
southern office of the company
at Greenville, S. C. Winston
I TELEPHONE NEWS
! New Double Line Mav Be
Erected Between Danbury
j and Walnut Cove Soon
Bv Town Fork. Telephone
■ An effort will be made at once
by the stockholders of the Town
Fork Telephone Co. to purchase
the line of the Big ( reek Tele
phone Co. between Danbury and
In case this is done the line
between Danbury and Walnut
Cove will be made a double
or metallic line and will be con
i nected with the Town Fork Tele
| phone Co's. line at Walnut Cove,
and also with the Bell Co's. line
at Walnut Cove, and good ser
vice will be" assured between this
place and the Cove as well as
Under the present arrange
ment the line does not connect
with the Bell at Walnut Cove
and is a single wire, giving very
1 poor service.
1 Due The Counties
For the fiscal year ending June
30, 1915, the counties of the state
will receive from the automobile
fund collected by the state $76,-
1173.40. Each ccunty recives 80
1 per cent of the gross revenue re
ceived from the county for the
' registration year.
The amount due each county
j was compiled by Corporation
Clerk Sawyer, of the Secretary
i of State's office, and State Treas
! urer Lacy notiOed.
Guilford stands at the head
land will reteive $4,708; Meck
• lenburg comes second and will
! get $4,099; Wake is in third place
with $3,519.40. Buncombe oc
cupies fourth place and her
amount is $3,495.40.
Walnut Cnve Page.
Special attention is directed to
the last page of the Reporter
j this week on which appears the
ads of a number of Walnut
Cove's live merchants and busi
ness men. The announcement
of the chautauqua soon to be held
at Walnut Cove will also be
found on this page, as well as a
news letter from that place.
Don't fail to read all of the last
page of the Reporter this week.
North Carolina To
Week In The Fall.
Raleigh, Aug. 28. A call was
issued today from the office of i
the North Carolina Commercial:
Secretaries' Association here for
a meeting of the executive of
ficers of the association, to be
held in Greensboro, September
3, when the association will
launch a movement for a North
Carolina home-coming week dur-,
ing the week of October IS.
The movement contemplates an ,
invitations to former residents
of the state now living else- j
where, asking them to visit the
state during the week specified
The home-coming week will not
be confined to any praticular
town or city but it is expected to
be praticipated in by every sec -1
tion of the state.
DANBURY, N. C„ SEPTEMBER 1, M 5
AVERAGE OF 10CENTS
. ' I
Paid For Hall Million Pounds
of Tobacco on Fairmont
Market Last Week.
OCT. 4TH IS DATE SET
For Opening of Walnut Cove
Market— H. J. Davis & Sons
Write Letter To Stokes
Farmers About To
Fairmont, N. C\, Aug. 28.
Editors Danbury Reporter:
Having promised to write the
' farmers of your section about
prices on this crop and being so
. busy all the time, we wish to use
your valued paper, as most every
! body in Stokes county takes your
j paper as well as the good people
' of Patrick county, Va.
Our market opened here July
; 22nd with large sales, mostly sand
; | lugs and very dirty. The average
, ] price was around 4cts. which was
about a seven years' average for
the crop in this section for sand
lugs. However, prices have con
tinued to advance all the while
and this week our market 9old
j over one-half million pounds at
,j an average of lOcts. This tobac
-1 j co here is handled ungraded. The
J entire curing is sold in one pile,
' | and the price they are getting
! j for the crop is good and entirely
■ i satisfactory. YVe have sold on
■; this market over two million
I pounds and the crop is little more
j than half sold out. Everything
; will be sold out by Sept. 20.
I All the large companies are
I represented on our market as
well as a great many independ
i ent tobacco firms. Competition
'j is strong and we can't help feel
• | ing that we will be able to get
! you good prices on the Walnut
I j Cove market this time. We have
•: the promise of several more large
I; buyers for this crop than we had
f last year and we assure you in
'advance that we will be in a
' i position to get you as much
j money for your tobacco as any
| market any where.
All the companies speak nicely
| of the Walnut Cove tobaccos and
i with co-operation of the farmers
' of Stokes and adjoining counties
'; we expect to help you build up a
' home market that means much
■ for your county.
Stokes county raises the best
• 1 chewing and smoking tobacco to
■ be found in the entire belt, and
II the county is large enough to
■ have a home market that will be
. a source of pride as well as profit
to all her citizens. You need not
j have any fears about the buyers,
1 they always go where good to
j bacco is sold.
Our experience of 23 years in
the warehouse business eminent-1
ly qualifies us to represent your j
interest on the sales of your to
bacco as well as you can be rep
resented, therefore we ask each
of you for your support and
Our market will open Monday, I
Oct. Ith,and we hope to seeagreat
many of you in person before
that time, but if we do not we
trust to sell your first load out of
this crop and can assure you in j
advance a good corpse of buyers I
and as good prices as will be paid,
| you on any market in that section.
Let's have for our motto, j
I "Walnut Cove first," and make it j
a five million pound market next,
season. This is easy to do if you
With beet wishes to each and j
every one of you and with the I
I hope your crops may be good and j
I that good prices may greet each I
IN ACTS STRANGE
Stranger Fires Pistol At
Young Man As He
CHASED BY OFFICERS
| His Horse Is Captured But He
Escapes—Other News Items
Gideon, N. C., August 31,
■ —An unknown man passed
[through Dillard yesterday and
j fired his gun at a young man bv
; the name of Ward, but failed
to hit him, and then fled.
Constable Ham Mitchell ar.d
Deputy Sheriff Frank Dunlap
followed him to the neighborhood
|of Prestonville and they got so
near on him that he leaped from
: his horse ar.d went to the woods.
Mr. Mitchell seized his horse and
! took it home with him.
| The farmers of this community
j are very busy priming and cur
j ing tobacco.
Apple and peach peelings have
been all the go around here for
, the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy T. Eggles
ton spent Sunday afternoon with
Mrs. Eggleston's parents Mr.
and Mrs. Jas. M. Fagg.
Miss Delia Andrews, of Wins
j ton-Salem, is visiting friends
and relatives in this vicinity at
Messrs. Carey Flynt and Rex
Tilley called on Misses Bettie
and Gussie Johnson Wednesday
Miss Ethel Flynt spent Sun
j day afternoon with Mi 33 Lillian
Messrs. Carey Flynt. Charlie
| Mabe, Hardy Johnson and Joyce
Reid spent a short while at Mr.
J. F. Dunlap's Sunday night.
Mr. Rtx Tilley and Miss Bettie
Johnson, Mr. Carey Flynt and
Miss Delia Andrews, Mr. Lem
[ mie Duggins and Miss Avis Dun
' lap all went buggy riding Sun
jday afternoon and all report a
; nice time.
Mrs. W. M. Flynt is confined
to her room with spinal affliction.
We are having lots of rain
now after a long dry spell,
j Mr. J. F. Dunlap went to
Danbury to attend to some busi
-1 ness yesterday.
I Miss Vesta Hartn an returned
j to her home Sunday after spend
j ing a week with her cousin. Miss
I Mitchell. She was accompanied
home by her brother, Mr. Raleigh
i Watch Your label.
! The Danbury Reporter stops,
now when your time is out. The
paper is not sent to any person
I unless paid for in advance. |
j Watch the label on your paper, 1
and send in your subscription!
| promptly if you want the paper
j to continue to your address.
Danbury, N. C.
jand every one who sells on the!
I Walnut Cove market.
Your friends truly,
E. J. DAVIS & SONS.
WILL BE GREAT TIME
CFiautau]ua At Walnut Cove'
Will Be Greatest Event
In History of To\vn--Race
Between Committees Sell
\\ uinut Cove, Aug. ;* 1. In
terest and enthusiasm in the
chautauqua to be held here Sept.
,17. Is. 19 and 2" continue? to j
grow rapidly and it is now an
! assured fact thai it will be the j
greatest event in the history of!
; Walnut Cove.
I The two committees selected |
ito sol: season tickets for the |
I occasion are putting forth strong i
; efforts and as a result the sales j
of tickets have already exceeded
the expectations of the promo-1
ters. The captains of the two j
committees are Mr. A. W. Davis!
and Mr. Ernest Fowler and each!
has an able corps of assistants.
The captain of the committee j
which disposes of the least num- 1
ber of season tickets will be!
forced to saw wood on the stage j
the last night of the chautauqua.
| and this penalty is causing some!
' hustling around among the two!
: committees in their efforts to
j sell tickets.
Something About Wallburg
and the School There
Wallburg, N. C., Aug. 30.
The Liberty-Piedmont Institute
here opens tomorrow. Aug. 31st,
;and prospects are good for an
increased attendance and a good
Wallburg is a nice country
village with city conveniences.
| The town has electric lights and
a water system that is equal to
' those of the large cities. The
wa f er is pumped from a well in
the center of the vi'lage. Water
' and lights for a dwelling cost
SI.OO per month.
Stokes county people could do
no better than send their child
ren to Wallburg High School,
which has christian ladies and
I gentlemen as teachers. The
girls will be looked after by Mrs.
! Gleason, a motherly lady of ex-
I perience. If anv Stokes boys
! wish to attend school here I will
lbe glad to do anything I can in
their behalf. Don't hesitate to
j write me or call on me for any
| information you desire.
J. WALTER TI TTLE.
North Carolina Cives
! 513,500,000 In Revenue
North Carolina contributed,
thirteen and a half million dol
lars to the Federal revenues of 1
! the past fiscal year, according to
the report of Col. William 11.
j Osborne, commissioner of intern
al revenue. Of this amount
477,311.17 was collected by J. W.
; Bailey in the eastern district, and
j $8,174,622.67 by A. D. Watts in
! the western district.
Corporation taxes in the State
amounted to i?-07 t 525.35, while
individual incomes paid $126,-
Mrs. Mahaley Mabe Cele
brates Her 86lh Mi
DEATH OF MRS. REID
Little I.an son IJoys Recovering
f : rom Accident—Other News
of Danbury Route I.
Danbury Route 1. Sept. I.
The SfJth birthday of Mrs.
Mahaley Mabe was celebrated
last Sunday at her home by her
relatives and the people of the
su rroundi ng commun i ty. E very -
body prepared a good dinner
for her and it was very attractive
when spread upon a large table
in the open grove. Mrs. Mabe
seemed to be so much pleased
while she mentioned the respect
that her people seemed to have
for her. After dinner most of
the crowd got together where
they spent the remainder of the
evening discussing many subjects
of interest. The subject most
interesting was that of Mrs.
Mabe's old time stories which
were very much enjoyed by all.
Mrs. Mabe has just returned
from a trip to Davie county
where she spent several days
visiting relatives. This was
the first time in her life to
board a train.
There was much sadness in
the home of Mr. H. H. Reid
last Wednesday morning at four
o'clock when his wife passed
away after an illness of some
time. Mrs. Reid has been in
declining health for about ten
years, gradually growing worse
up to the time of her death. She
has been ill with a complica
tion of diseases all this time,
dropsy and inflammation of the
. side being the principal cause of
her death. Mrs. Reid is the mother
of fourteen children and was only
1 49 years old at her last birthday.
' She leaves a husband and six
I children to mourn their loss.
! Mrs. Reid was the daughter of
i Mr. Moses Lawson and was mar
( ried to Mr. H. H. Reid at an early
jdate, living a happy and peace
-1 ful life with her family. She
I was laid to rest on Thursday
evening at the family burying
ground where her large number
of friends and relatives were
gathered to pay their last re
Mrs, W. R. Bennett returned
to her home Sunday after a
week's visit to Cornatzer, Wins
ton and other places.
Mrs. Lola Bennett recently
returned to her home at Walnut
Cove after several days stay
j with relatives on Danbury Route
Miss Gracie Bennett, of Cor
natzer, is up to spend several
weeks with her grand-mother,
Mrs. W. R. Bennett.
Several of the young people
of this section have been attend
ing the meetings being held at
Snow Hill church for the past
Mr. Sam Fagg, whe lias been
unable to do any work for some
time on account of a broken
arm, is improving some.
The two little sons of Mr.
liobt. Lawson are getting along
nicely from the accident which
occurred to them several days
ago when they were both riding
a mule at a fast gate and they
were thrown to the ground, one
receiving a fractured skull and
the other a broken arm. !
Preaching will be heldatPiney
Grove church next Sunday morn
ing at 11 o'clock. Everybody