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T. P. BAILET ROM
Walnut Cove Streets Being
Improved By Town
Many Names Mentioned For
Mayor and Commissioners —
High School Commencement
This Week Miss Woodruff
Wins Medal —Policeman Was
Needed Easter Monday.
Wain jit Cove. April 26. —Mr.T.
P. Bailey, who conducts the cafe
on Main street, was robbed Sun
day night of a purse containing
about $45.00 in currency. The
money was in his coat pocket
and several checks which were
wrapped about the bills were un
disturbed. He pulled his coat
off and laid it on the counter
while he stepped intoanother part
of the building and upon his re
turn the money was missing. It
is supposed that someone know
ing where the money was placed
passed through the store at the
opportune moment and seized the
funds and made his escape
without being detected.
Considerable work is being
done this week on the streets by
the present board of commis
sioners whose terms will expire
soon. The heavy knoll in front
of the barber shop is being dyna
mited and cut down while the
dirt is being carried to the lower
places. All of the side ditches
will be put in good condition be
fore the heavy rains of summer
begin. There is no better time
than now to follow up the street
work with a general clean up
week. With the proper removal
of rubbish, trash, tin cans, old
paper and junk from the gutters,
alleys and back lota millions of
flies and mosquitoes will be elim
inated and the people of Walnut
Cove will more than likely enjoy
another summer of health. Un
less such steps are taken an epi
demic of typhoid would not be
surprising in the least.
Last week, preceeding the
Easter holidays, was a good one
for the merchants, and thou
sands of dollars worth of mer
chandise was purchased from the
local merchants. Business gener
ally is much better here this
spring than last while the cold
coin is much more in evidence
than was anticipated after a poor
tobacco crop. With a crib bulg
ing with long ears of corn, a
smokehouse snug full of hams,
shoulders, and fat backs, the
wheat bin sufficently supplied to
tide him to the next harvest,
some good hard money salted
away in the bank and a crisp
bunch of bills in his pocket, the
average farmer has nothing to
fear and the merchant will share
liberally with him in his pros
Among the candidates for may
or in the town election to be
held next Monday are mentioned:
Messrs. P. T. Harrington, S. C.
7 Rierson, D. S. Boyles, 0. N.
Petree, Geo. L. Jaryis, C. M.
Jones, Jno. R. Smith and J. N.
Young. For commissioners ave
suggested: Messrs. Joel W, Al-
REVIVAL AT DANBURY
Rev. W. L. Dawson To As
sist Pastor O. P. Routh—
Meeting Begins Sunday
Night, May 7th.
A series of revival meetings 1
will be held in the M. E. church
in Dan bury beginning Sunday
night, May 7th.
Rev. W. L. Dawson, of Guil
ford College, will assist Pastor
O. P. Routh in the meeting.
Mr. Dawson is reported to be
an entertaining speaker and a
good man and his coming is
looked forward to with much
pleasure by the Danbury people.
len, J. A. Lewis, E. 0. Creak
man, A. J. Fair, H. H. Davis,
Jno. R. Lackey, R. L. Murphy,
J. F. Hawkins, W. G. Dodson,
J. R. Voss, J. H. Fulton, J. W.
East and others. Whether or
not there will be more than one
ticket in the field has not yet
One of the recent improve
ments here is the installation of
a telephone in the telegraph of
fice of the N. & W. station which j
is of much benefit to the many I
merchants, both in town and|
the surrounding country, The
'phone was installed by the Town
Fork Telephone Co., a company
that is giving satisfactory ser
vice to its patrons.
Perhaps not once in a year was
a policeman needed quite so' bad
ly on the streets here as he was
Easter Monday. Many minor
difficulties could have been pre
vented with his timely aid and
the flow of coarse language would
possibly have been less fluent by
his presence. But strange to
say, after having gone to the
trouble to elect a constable and
having several policeman, de- 1
puties, tax collectors, aides-de
camp and officials of different
type and significance appointed
during the year, not a man who
had authority to quell riots or
demand peace was in evidence
in the time of need.
The Walnut Cove High School
commencement which bids fair
to be the best in the history of
the school will bsgin Thursday
night and will continue through
to Tuesday. This is always an
affair of interest and many visi
tors from different parts of the
State are always in attendance.
A feature of the program this
year will be the address Monday
night of Professor M. C. S.
Noble, of the University of
North Carolina, one of the fore
most educators of the State. On
account of the auditorium of the
school building being inadequate
the exercises will be held in the
New warehouse where comfort
able seats are being placed for
Dr, R. G. .Tuttle returned
Saturday from Durham where
he attended the fifty-second ses
sion of the North Carolina Medi-
Tal Society], of,'which he is a
Miss Bernice Woodruff, who
chosen to represent the
local high school in
[ contest held at Eton College last
week, won the medal over stud
ents representing more than
DANBURY, N. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1916
URGE CROWD EXPECTQ
AT mm MOM
To Witness the Closing Of the Popular
Voting Contest=«Miss Sheppard Still
Leading—The Winner Will Be Announ= |
ced In Next Issue Of the Paptr«==Contest
Closes At 12 O'Clock M. Saturday, April l
This is the last issue of the Reporter before the
closing of the paper's popular voting contest, and
as will be seen from the standing of the vote
below the figures show only a small gain over
the past week, the candidates prefering to hold
their votes until the last.
During the past few days the contestants and
their friends have left few stones unturned in
their vote-getting and while it is not known the
number of votes either of them are holding in
j reserve it is sure that the vote of the two leading
candidates at least will take a great leap between
this time and the close of the contest.
The Reporter has conducted a number of voting
contests but the present one has probably attract
ed more widespread attention and is being watch
ed with more interest by people far and near than
any contest we have ever inaugurated.
It is likely that a large number of the friends
of the contestants will be in Danbury Saturday to
witness the closing of the contest and the award
ing of the car to the winner.
The contest will close promptly at twelve
o'clock Saturday, April 29th, and the Reporter
expects to have the car at this office in readiness
so that the winner may drive it home Saturday
In the next issue of the Reporter we will print
the name of the successful contestant and give
the final vote received by each candidate.
The vote as cast up to the hour of the Repor
ter's going stands as follows:
Miss Elsie Sheppard 379,500
Miss Lottie Tilley 268,500
W. L. Hall 205.000
Miss Hattie Reid 71,000
Joe Alley - 1,6,500
Miss Mattie C. Taylor, of
Winston-Salem, is visiting her
brother here, Mr. J. Spot Tay
The county commissioners
meet here in monthly session
fifty schools in the Piedmont
section. The subject of her
splendid recitation which she is
able to deliver in a charming
manner is "Mammy's Little
Messrs. A. W. Davis, W. C.
Slate, 'ieo. L. Jarvis and R. F.
Reynolds attended the commence
ment exercises of the King high
Dr. and Mrs. R. G. Tuttle.
Miss Dolly Fair, Mrs. Nannie
Fulton and others from here
went to Madison last week at
tending the revival mrvioea be
ing held thfg fcy Rev. John W.
Delegates To Stafe and
At a-meeting of the Stokes
county Democratic convention
held in the court house here Sat
urday the following delegates
were elected to the State and
Congressional Democratic Con
J. D. Humphreys, S. P. Chris
tian, Ham Linville, N. E. Pepper,
Jim Matthews, Dee Tillotson, J.
S. D. Pulliam, L. M. McKenzie,
W. G. Dodson, Dr. J. S. Hanes,
W. A. Sullivan, J. Wilson Mitch
ell, D. H. Carter, Dr. W. B.
Moore, J. C. Frans, Geo. Lewis,
Dr. E. Fulp, Dr. W. H. Bynum,
J. E. James, R. L. Lawson.
ELECTION BOARD j
Met At Danuury Saturday
and Appointed Registrars
and Judges For Various
Voting Precincts In Stokes
The Stokes Board of Elections,
composed of Messrs. J. A. Law
son, J. H. Fulton and J. F. Smith, c
met at the court house in Dan
bury Saturday and appointed the
Registrars and Judges who will
serve in the coming primary as
well as in the November election.
They are as follows :
Danbury Precinct—Joe Alley. 8
registrar; J. D. Smith and 0. F. (
Wilson's Store—F. S. Ross,
registrar; Geo. Lewis and J. B. ,
Germanton —L. M. McKenzie,
registrar; R. T. Beck and G. W. '
King —S. R. Fulp. registrar;
L. K. Pulliam and L. J. Kiser,
Pine Hall—J. H. Carter, reg- '
istrar; Lewis W. Blackwell and
T. G. Reynolds, judges.
Freeman —Gray Brown, reg- j
istrar; June Burton and J. L.
Walnut Cove—J. N. Young,
registrar; W. L. Vaughn and H.
G. Tuttle, judges.
Lawsonville—R. L. Lawson, (
registrar; Frank Robertson and
H. H. Reid, judges.
Sandy Ridge—G. A. Hutcher- (
son, registrar; J. H. Brown and
J. T. Joyce, judges.
Mitchell—E. L. Mitchell, reg
istrar; W. J. Adkins and Jno.
W. Young, judges.
Quaker Gap—R. W. Hill, reg- J
istrar; Presley Palmer and D. A.
Frans—Walter D. George, reg
istrar; Reid Christian and J. F.
Moir—J. Moses Smith, reg- r
istrar; Joe Frans and Ira E, Jes- 1
Boyles—J. T. Johnson, reg- 1
istrar; D. F. Tillotson and R. M.
Pinnacle—J. R. Stone, reg-i 1
istrar; W. A. Sullivan and V. B.
Brown Mt.— Jesse George, reg
istrar; E. D. Smith, and W. M.
Simmons and Kitchen
Plan For the Needful.
Washington Dispatch to Raleigh
News and Observer.
Chairman Kitchen of the ways
1 and means committee of the Ho
use and Chairman Simmons of the
! finance committee of the Senate,
havepractically agreed on the plan
, to raise revenues to pay for pre
i paredness. They will tax incomes
i inheritance and munitions for the
ww? to raise an additional $175,-
000,000 that will be needed next
year, and will retain a portion of
present emergency tax law to
collect between $40,000,000 and
The income tax law will be >o
, readjusted as to make it yield
about $75,000,000 more than it
would do in its present form, and
inheritance tax will be levied for
•bout $56,000,000 more, and mu
nition! will yield $45,000,000.
SATURDAY, MAT 6
Date Fixed For Educational
Rally To Be Held At
Certificates To Be Awarded Pu
pils Who Finished Seventh
Qrade Work This Year —Many
Teachers and Pupils Expected
To Be In Attendance.
The county educational rally
spoken of in these columns re
cently will be held at Danbury
on Saturday, May 6th, beginning
at 10 o'clock A. M.
A message from Supt. of
Schools J. T. Smith today states
that a nice program for the oc
cassion is being arranged and
that two addresses by prominent
educators will be an interesting
feature of the occasion. One
of the addresses will be on edu
cation, while the other will be
along agricultural lines.
Certificates will be awarded
publicly to all the pupils of the
county schools who finished the
seventh grade work this year.
The attendance of teachers
and pupils of the schools of the
county will no doubt be large
and the day promises to be in
teresting to all who attend.
The Reporter hopes to print a
complete program of the day's
exercises in the next issut of the
BROUGHT 10 JAIL
Jesse Puckett Threatens To
Shoot Automobile Driver
and Snaps His Pistol At
Jesse Puckett, a young white
man hailing from Virginia, was
brought here from King Monday
night by Sheriff Slate and lodged
in Stokes jail.
On last Monday it is said that
Puckett hailed a passing auto
mobile at some point near King
which was being driven by a
Mr. Bennett and demanded that
he be allowed to rids. Upon be
ing refused Puckett drew his
gun and said that he would ride
anyhow. Sheriff Slate happened
tobj near the scene and was
notified of the assault made onMr.
Bennett. Sheriff Slate soon loca
ted the man and upon his attempt
to make the arrest Puckett again
drew his gun and snapped it at
the Sheriff two or three times,
however, the gun was a cheap
one and happened not to go off.
Puckett so far has been unable
to furnish bond and will likely
remain in jail here until next
term of Siokes court.
To Address Citizens
111 Walnut Cove.
The Reporter is requested to
announce that Mr. John R.
Smith, one of the leading can
didates for Mayor of Walnut
Cove, will address the citixens at
the Junior Hall in Walnut Cove
on Friday night, April 28th, on
the subject of municipal go van
men t The public Is cordially
invited to attend.