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WALNUT COVE LETTER
Bowling Alley Is Condemn
ed and Will Bo Moved
Junior Hall Iking Remodeled
Electric Orchestra At (iolden
Rule Drug Store—Other News. j
Walnut Cove, Dec. 21. —Mr.
J. Will East, the genial proprietor i
of the Golden Rule Drug Store, j
has installed a Mandolin Or- j
chestra for the pleasure of his j
many customers. The "music J
box," which is of a beautiful!
mahogany design is capable of!
rendering the very latest music
and is a source of much patron
age by the many music lovers
here. The instrument adds a
great deal to this progressive
store and the Golden liule will
doubtless continue to be the
popular centre of interest during
the long winter evening.
The tobacco warehouses closed
Saturday for two weeks and the
warehousemen, buyers and of
fice forces left Sunday for their
respective homes to spend the
holidays. Heavy breaks of to- i
bacco are expected immediately j
after the market opens on Jan. i
13, owing to the recent season
and good prices it is thought
will continue. The market here!
has done unusually well so far 1
this season and with possibly
not more than half the cropj
marketed Ihe warehouses will j
do almost twice as muchbusi-i
ness this year as in previous!
Two white men giving their
names as Kimmons and Hick
man and their residence as
Spencer. Va., were arrested andj
their wagon and team seized i
near here today by Sheriff Slate;
and special officer J. H. Mat-:
thews. A thorough search of;
the wagon which had been re-1
ported to the officers revealed a:
big sixty gallon barrell well
filled with Patrick booze. The
* parties were given a hearing
immediately after the arrest be
fore Justice of the Peace Rier
son and were bound over to
court. In default of the neces
sary bond the prisoners were
sent to jail.
Christmas exercises are being
arranged by the different church
es, but the dates of the enter-.
tainments have not yet been an- (
Messrs. D. C. Taylor, J. VVm. i
Moorefield and F. S. Ross were |
among the merchant visitors here j
Extensive improvements are'
being made this week on the!
Junior hall and the lower fioor|
will presumably be used as a.
store altho it has not been de
finitely announced who will oc-!
cupy the property. A solid
glass front and a concrete en-|
trance to the main building are I
the chief improvements being'
made. Mr. R. N. Taylor has!
the work in charge.
The bowling alley which has
been located here for several
years and which was condemned
during a recent revival is being
I MET LAST WEDNESDAY
| Stockholders of Big Creek
j Telephone Co. To Sell:
the Danbury - Walnut j
It is learned that at the meet- j
ing of the stockholders of the I
Big Creek Telephone Co. at;
W'estfield Wednesday it was!
decided to accept the offer of the
i Town Fork Telephone Co. to buy
the Danbury-Walnut Cove divis-
I ion of the Big Creek system.
All of the stockholders of Mie
! Big Creek Co. were assessed
! three dollars each to pay off the
| amount due Mr. R. W. George
and to repair the lines of the
! company. An annual assess-,
j ment was also made, but the
! amount of this assessment could,
not be ascertained.
Jurrell flverby !
■! Brought lo Jail
Burrell Overby, of Capella.was
arrested Sunday and placed in
Stokes jail charged wi'.h dispos-1
ing of mortgaged property. He)
, was unable to furnish bond.
moved this week to Morganton;
where it will be operated. Mr.
|A. J. Barker who had the alley !
;leased will continue his place of,
business as a cafe and gro:eryj
The Farmers' Union Dryj
j Prizery will be soiu at auction
J here on Thursday and there
iis much speculation as to who
i will purchase the property. It
J would make a splendid manu-|
'facturing plant and many be
lieve that it will be bought for
that purpose by parties who are
j interested in some manufactur
Mr. J. G. Young, of Danbury,
j who is an expert Fordist, spent
j Saturday and Sunday here per- i
| forming a difficult surgical oper-!
| ation on the anatomy of A. J.
Barker's Ford whizz wagon. The
operation was entirely success
ful and the car is now convales
cent, being able to make prog
ress with the assistance of real
horsepower. It required more
time to diagnose the complicated
case than it did to apply the anti- j
Mr. R. L. Murphy, Jr., who}
has been attending school at I
I Dayton, Va., arrived Saturday to!
I spend the holidays with his pa-;
Messrs. O. N. Petree, J. W. I
I Slate, W. L. Nelson and J. A.
i Fagg went to Winston-Salem on
i business today.
Dr. B. N. Jones, of Cleveland, j
J Ohio, is spending the holidays 1
I with relatives here.
Mr. Dexter Tuttle, of Atlanta. I
Ga.. was here yesterday enroute
;to his home near King to spend 1
I a few days.
Postmaster P. H. Linvillemade
j a busines trip to Winston-Salem
Mr. J. D. Waddill, a prominent}
citizen of Forsyth, was here on
! business today.
Dr. C. R. Hutchinson spent
Sunday in Greensboro.
DANBURY, N. C
WHISKEY IS SEIZES
| Sixty Gallons Found In Pos
j session Of John Hickman i
and John Kitnmons.
| BOTH IN STOKES JAIL
| ~ i
Arrest Made and Team Sei/ed
i Near Walnut Cove Yesterday •
j liy Sheriff Slate and J. H.
John Hickman and John Kim-!
mons,of Spencer, Va .werearrest-!
Ed on suspicion yesterday just j
south of Walnut Cove while en- j
route to Winston, and a search |
'of the two-mule wagon which!
! they were driving revealed the j
fact that it contained a few hun-:
dred pounds of tobacco and sixty j
gallons -if whiskey. The entire
outfit was seized and after a pre
liminary hearing before Justice |
S. C. Rierson the men were
brought to Danbury and placed
in jail. They were unable to
i furnish bonds of $300.00 and'
$250. CO respectively. The arrest
I and seizure was made by Sheriff
■ \V. C. Slate and special officer J.
' CHRISTMAS BOOZfc j
' ... I
'Gentleman Residing on Main
Highway Between Stokes
and Patrick Says Travel is
j A gentleman residing right
I near the Stokes and Patrick
county line and on the main high-,
way between the two counties
was in Danfcury yesterday and
he stated that it was remarkable
to see the large numbir of people
passing along the road during
the past few days going to Vir
ginia after their Christmas whis
They travel in every conceiv
able way, by automobiles, wagons,
j hacks, buggies, mule-back, horse
j back and on foot, and returning
I they have the booze in every
kind of vessel imaginable and in
quantities from a gallon to a bar
rell, said he.
The people who travel this road i
come from as far south as David
; son county, most of them from
| this distance coming in machines.
| but a majority of the travel is i
I composed of Stokes people.
Rural School Supervisors
lo Many Counties Now.
Raleigh, Dec. 20,—Information j
comes to the State Department of j
Education that Miss Cherry, of
Durham, has been appointed rural I
school supervisor in Harnett
county. Much gratification is ex
pressed at the steady growth of
this phase of school promotion
throughout the State, there being
I now rural school supervisors in
Alamance, Granville, Vance, |
Orange. Avery and Lenoir. These
rural supervisors give special at
! tention to improving the school
life and activities and stirring
community interest in the work
of the school and in general com
j munity improvement.
, DECEMBER 22, I^ls
WE PRIZE ME)
Gi\rn By Merchants Of
Stokes To the Boys' J
DURING PAST WEEK
Yadkin and Quaker (iap Town
ships Donate slo6.oo—Other
Townships To lie Called Upon
During the past week County!
I Farm Demonstrator W. P. Holt'
j visited Quaker Gap and Yadkin,
j townships in the interest ofj
I prizes for the Boys' Corn Club in j
! Stokes and the merchants of;
I the townships donated $106.00t0,
! the cause.
Mr. Holt expects to visit Saura
tovvn and Danbury townships next
week and if they respond as liber
ally as the other townships have
the amount of prizes for the win-
I pers in the Boys' Corn Club will
be considerable and well worth
i strong efforts on the part of the
young corn growers. It is safe
to say that more interest will be
taken in the work tk«> coming
; year than ever before,
[IN JUSTICE'S COURT
!j. M. Saunders Asks For
judgment Against Joseph
Martin—Trial Here Mon
In a civil action heard before
Justice N. A. Martin here Mon
day, J. M. Saunders, of Saura
town township, asked for a judg
ment against Joseph Martin, of
Peter' 9 Creek township, in the
amount of $130.00.
It was alleged by Saunders
that Martin was due him the
amount mentioned for cleaning
!up and grubbing four acres of
ground, and a number of wit
nesses were put on by each of
the parties to the suit.
The Justice has the case under
consideration but has not at this
writing rendered a decision.
At the trial the plaintiff was
j represented by Mr. J. W. Hall,
i while Mr. N. O. Petree appeared
for the defendant.
Mr. Willis Burrell and Miss
Vera Hall, prominent young
people of Westfield Route 1,
were married Sunday at the
home of Justice John R. P. East,
who performed the ceremony.
I The bride is the attractive
j daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
| John Burrell, while the groom is
( a prosperous young farmer.
Returns From Ba'timore
Mr. Walter Smith, of Danbury
Route 1, who recently went to
St. John's Hospital, Baltimore,
, for treatment, returned home the
j past week and is much improved
|in health. Mr. Smith was ac
companied to Baltimore
W. V. McCanless, of Danbury.
Mr. Wallace Webster, of Ger
manton Route 1, was a visitor
MR. HOLT IN RUNAWAY
County Farm Demonstrator'
Had Narrow Escape Satur-.
day Afternoon When His
Horse Ran Away.
County Farm Demonstrator
W. P. Holt had a narrow escape
! from death Saturday afternoon
when his horse ran with him as :
he was returning to Danbury j
from a visit to Quaker (Jap town
! Mr. Holt was driving a cart
jand just as he started down a
I long, heavy grade on this side of
,: Brown mountain some part of
! the vehicle broke and he was
(thrown down between the axle
| of the cart and the horse's heels, j
' The horse of course became I
' fright* ned and lan, dragging
jMr. Holt for a long distance, j
and inflicting severe bruises on |
his body. But for the fact that j
le held on to the lines and (
' i finally succeeded in pulling the j
j animal cut of the road and stop- (
1 j ping it Mr. Holt would no doubt |
have been killed, as he was!
completely trapped by the rartj
v.hen it kt him down between i
' it and the horse's heels. 1
Mr. Holt was able to walk;
-•« ground Monday though he was !
j badly bruised. At the time of
I the accident he was wearing d'
I brand new suit of clothes and 1
' these were completely torn to,
', shreds. .
Mr. Holt left Monday after-'
>, noon for his home in Guilford
.'county to sptni the Christmasi
m VOTING CONTEST
B Shows No Startling Develop
f ments Since Last Issue
of the Paper.
f THE FIGURES RISING
Impossible To Tell Who Would
Be Leading Should All Out
standing Notes Be Cast.
The Reporter's automobile vot-
I ing contest doesn't show any
startling developments since last
week but the figures of each of the!
candidates have gone up a little. |
Miss Lottie Priddy has made the 1
3 greatest gain this week and now
r 1 stands next to Mr. W. L. Hall,
who has been leading for the past
a two or three weeks, with Miss
Elsie Sheppard a close second.
A good many votes have been
a given out again this week that,
; are being held back by the;
s ; friends of each of the candidates \
| to be voted later, so that it is im- j
! passible to tell who would be in
! the lead were all the outstanding
I votes put in.
j 1 It is expected that during the
I holidays the friends of all of the
'candidates will get busy and
} | secure a great many votes.
The vote today stands as i
' [ follows:
1 W. L. Hall. 22,2501
" Miss Lottie Priddy. 21,000;
Miss Elsie Sheppard, 17,250
Joe Alley. 6,5001
There are seven prisoners!
confine 1 in the Stokes ; ail here'
No. 2,28 i
CROP IT HALF SOLO
Tobacco Sales Lighter Than
! Last Year lp To This
NO HEAVY BREAKS
Lack of Seasons Has Prevented
Farmers From Selling Larger
Per Cent, of Tobacco Crop.
The tobacco warehouses at
Winston-Salem, Walnut Cove
and other points closed Saturday
for the holiday season, and judg
ing from the best estimates that
jit is possible to make it is said
| that less than half of this year's
j crop of tobacco has been sold.
The estimate is based on the
amount of tobacco that has been
i sold and other considerations.
That a smaller per cent, of the
tobacco crop than usual has been
' sold up to this time is attributed
'to the fact that there have been
1 no good "seas.ns" for stripping
land preparing the wead for
I market this fall.
Up to Saturday the "Winston
[Silem market had sold 13,145,-
416 pounds and the average
[price paid for the whole
$1.41 per hundred potihds. At
| this tims last year the Winstorf
j market had so!d 17,187,968
pounds at an average of $9.86 a
1 a hundred, which was 45 cents
ia hundred higher than this year's
price. The total sales on the
; Winston market for this month
| averaged $10.16 a hundred
The Market Grows Livelier
As the Holidays Approach.
During the past week the
marriage license market has
shown more life, owing no doubt
!to the approach of the holidays,
I ( and since the last issue of this
paper the following couples have
II been granted license to marry
iin Stokes by the Register of
I C. N. Browder to Eva Linville.
I Willis Burrell to Vera Hall.
Willie Gain to Yerda Collins.
C. L. Hill to Grace Ham.
, ■ T. G. Joyce to Hallie Mills.
0. S. Martin to Bertha Payne,
i Wiley Mabe to Mattie Mabe.
D. G. Sizemore to Stella Moser.
Alex Travis to Addie Gibson.
J. C. Webster to Nealie Tuttle.
! i Joyce-Drais Marriage.
! Madison, Dec. 18.- Miss Ella
Evangeline Drais, daughter of
. Mrs. Phil M.Draisof Gettysburg,
Pa., and Mr, Dave Reid Joyce of
Madison, N. C., were quietly
married on December 15 in Wash
ington, by Rev. L. Morgan
Mr. and Mrs. Joyce will sail
, from New York for Jacksonville,
and after an extended trip
' through Florida and Cuba,
j they will return to North Caro
lina for tho summer months,
j The marriage was a very quiet
one owing to the recent death of
the bride's father.
j Mr. Joyce is a native of Stokes
j and has many friends through*
1 out the county who will be in*
| terested in his marriage.