THE DANBURY REPORTER.
■NETTLE RIDGE NEWS
CHILD BURNF.D TO DEATH j
Frank, The Fivc-Year-Old Son
of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Aycrs,
Suffers Dreadful Accident—Jolly'
Fishing Party. j
Nettle Ridge. Va., April 18.— ;
Frank, the little 5-year old son
i of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ayers, was
burned to death on Wednesday
1 of last week and was buried at
the family burial ground at Rus
' sell Creek on Thursday. The
family has' the heart-felt sym-.
.pathy of the entire ' surrounding
Misses Mary and Alpha Jessup
entertained several of their
young friends Saturday night.
Those present were Misses May,
Mattie and Annie Ayers, Lettie'
Verda Corns, Messrs. Rufus
Ayers, Tom Simmons, Tom Shep
pard, Ervin Hutchens, Marsh
~and Buck Smith, Emmitand Roy
fehodes, Edd Martin, Claude
Smith and others.
A fishing party met at the old i
Turn Hole on the river near the;
home of Mr. Tobe Shelton Easter |
Monday. Those present were
Misses Hattie, Callie. Sue, Jane,
Cleveand Jennie Shelton, Mattie, :
Annie, Ethel and May Ayers,;
Jennie, Iscar and Erna Sheppard,
n Fannie Sue Boros, Marion
Alpha and Mary Jessup,
Emma and Jean Dalton, Messrs.
Rufus and Sam Ayers, Dick and
Goode Shelton, Emmit and Roy
Rhodes, Jess Shelton. Pcrcie
Sheppard, Will Jessup, Tom Sim
")mons, Erwin Hutchins, Marsh
and Buck Smith, Ben Cooper,
Tom Boaze, Ervin Sheppard,
Charlie Peatross and Abe Tatum.
Music was furnished for the oc- i
casion by Emmit and Roy Rhodes,
and Abe Tatum. The sun was I
/taearing its day's journey when j
the crowd started homeward.'
Only two fish were caught.
Mr. R. Sheppard left for Ohio
last week, where he has prone to,
be treated for a cancer near his;
The New Hope Sunday School
gave an egg hunt Monday at 1:00
The commencement exercises,
of King High School will open j
next Sunday at 11 A. M. Ser- j
mon by Rev. A. L. Hunter.
Monday, 7:30 P. M., program j
by the primary department.'
the literary societies. Wed., 10 J
A. M., program by the high!
school department. Wed., 7:301
P. M., a Western Drama in 3 1
acts. Monday and Tuesday af- [
ternoons King baseball team!
will play Mt. Airy.
Mr. G. "W. Hart, senior mem
ber of the firm of G. W. Hart
' & Son, of Smith, was in town
Monday on his way to Winston-
Salem. with a load of tobacco.
Besides being a merchant, Mr. I
Hart is also a farmer, and raises j
big crops of wheat, corn and 1
Mr. L. R Gravitt. of King
Route 1, was here Saturday
»• finishing up the settlement of
the estate of his brother, the
late J. H. Gravitt, deceased,
who left considerable property.
Mr. Gravitt made a good admin
istrator, handling the affairs
ably, and impartially carefully.
X State of Ohio, city of Toledo, I
Frank J. Cheney makes oath
that he is senior partner of the
firm of F. J. Cheney & Co., do
ing business in the City of Tole
,do, County and State aforesaid,
and that said firm will nay the
sum of ONE HUNDRED DOL
LARS for each and every cas>
of Catarrh that cannot be cured
by the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
, ' FRANK J. CHENEY.
' Sworn to before me and sub
scribed in my presence, this 6th
day of December, A. D. 1886.
(Seal.) A. W. GLEASON,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken
internally, and acts directly on
the blood and mucous surfaces
of the system. Send for testi-'
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Take Hall's Family Pills for
Kiss Lillie Flinchum Gave an Apron
Party—Other News of Danbury
! Danbury, Route Apr. 19.
Dear Editors :
! Please allow me space in your
j valuable paper for a few items,
j We are having some rough
, weather, and the farmers are
getting behind with their work.
Miss Lillie Flinchum gave an
apron party Saturday night.
Those present were Misses
: Hester Shelton, Elsie and Effie
East, Verder Bennett, Susella
and Bessie Lankford, Perlie
Flinchum, Annie and Mattie
Nelson, Minnie and Ida Jackson,
and Trudie Hall; Messrs. Luther
McKinney, Ervin and Luther
Shelton, Sam and Bob Simmons,
Ogborn and Gilmer Nelson,
* Monroe Fagg, Jesse Bennett,
Will Morefield, Matt and Ernest
Nelson, Chester and Elbert
Flinchum. Music was furnished
by Messrs. D. C. Nelson, James
Fulk, Ernest Nelson and James
Rierson. Mr. Matt Nelson won
the first prize by being the best
| hemmer. Mr. Will Morefield
j won the second prize by being
A large crowd from near
Piedmont Springs visited
Moore's Knob Sunday.
There was quiet a large dance
at Moore's Springs Easter Mon
Walnut Cove Route 3.
Walnut Cove Route 3, April 22.
—People in this section have not
gardened much on account of
land being wet.
j Mr. Charlie Adkins left Wed
| nesday for North Dakota.
Mrs. Mattie Levvellen, ofWins
. ton, is visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Alfred Stewart.
I Miss Chattie Lasley visited her
Aunt this week, Mrs. Malissa
' Miss Sarah Smith, Messrs. Jim
Hutcherson, Jim Lasley, visited
Miss Ethel Kates Monday.
The health of the twin babies
I at Mr. Sam Stewart's seem to be
J Mr. and Mrs. Wade Martin, of
j Guilford, who are visiting their
| parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. H.
I Martin, of Ayersvile, visited
; relatives in our community this
Messrs. Hunter and Sprinkle
II have put down their saw mill on
1 the Red Shoal road, and will saw
[the timber sold by Mr. J. N.
| Lasley to Mr. John M. Tayor, of
Mr. C. T. Lasley has purchas
ed a mill from Mr. A. J. Fair and
will saw the fifteen acres of tim
ber ner Mr. W. I. Mitcheil's sold
by Mr. J. N. Lasley to Mr.
I The Beilding Committee,
Messrs. O. J. Kates, J. N. Lasley,
W. I. Mitchell, are making slow
progress on the Methodist church.
Some are displeased with the
present offered lot.
X. Y. Z.
Next Monday is the regular
meeting of the Stokes County
Retail Merchants Association.
The session will convene at 10:30
o'clock A. M. Any merchant
wishing to join is requested to
SAVED HIS MOTHER'S LIFE.
"Four doctors had given me
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of Avoca, La., "and my children
and all my friends were looking
for me to die, when my son in
sisted that I use Electric Bitters.
I did so. and they have done me
a world of good. I will always
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i backache, headache, weakness,
debility, constipation or kidney
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I They're guaranteed to satisfy or
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DANBURY, N. C., APRIL 26, 1911.
NEWS ITEMS OF INTEREST
Echoes From Germanton High
School Closing Correspondent
Wants a High School With Prof.
Germanton Route 1, April 18.
Mr. Will Westmoreland's mule
broke its leg yesterday. It was
in the stable and got its foot
hung in a crack.
The closing exercises of the
Germanton High School on April
the Bth were quite a success, j
Prof. Bivins, of Raleigh, deliver-'
ed an address to the audience at j
2 o'clock P. M. on the subject of
education. It was an excellent
address. In his closing remarks
he made mention of a bill being
on foot for a State High School
at Germanton, urging the people
to vote for it.
At four o'clock the boys de
bated. The query was as fol
lows : Resolved, That North
Carolina Shall Have a Compulsory
School Law. On the affirmative
were Messrs. John P-rnril, Ralph
Petree and Herberi Ivurfees; on
the negative were Messrs. Chas.
Petree, John Styers and Otis
Bodenheimer. The judges were
Mr. Savage, Rev. Wyatt and
Prof. Bivins. They decided in
favor of the affirmative. Both
sides did themselves credit
and it was all pronounced good.
At 8 o'clock, despite the rain,
the school building was full and
they were entertained by piano
duets, solos, pantomimes, recita
tions, etc. until 10:00 o'clock,
and at 10 the rain was just pour
ing down. The good and hos
pitable people of Germanton
took care of all who could not
May we have a High School at
Germanton with Prof. J. C. Car
son as principal.
The new tax-assessors will be
gin work next Monday. They
will make a house to house can
Rev. J. W. Goodman, of
Greensboro, will preach at the
Presbyterian church here Sun
day morning at 11 o'clock and
probably at night.
Mr. W. D. Fulk, who recently
left his home near Moore's
Springs, has returned. He says
he has been to the State of
Next Monday the commission
ers of the county Will meet in
regular session, and the follow
ing Monday is the first day of
the spring term of court.
Mr. and Mrs. Jno. M. Tuttle,
of Walnut Cove, were here yes
terday on their way to visit their
daughter, Mrs. Joseph Alley, at
Hartman. Mr. Tuttle returned
Mr. J. Spot Taylor lost a horse
Monday, one of a pair of blacks
valued at $500.00 or $600.00.
Mr. Taylor has lost a number of
good animals during the past ten
:or fifteen years. The loss of a
horse or mule in this day of high
! stock is bad even to one who
is able to stand it, but when a
poor farmer loses his animal, the
price of which represents some
times all of his property,
the blow is indeed severe.
MIDNIGHT IN THE OZARKS
and yet sleepless Hiram Scranton,
of Clay City, 111., coughed and
coughed. He was in the moun
tains on the advice of five doctors,
who said he had consumption,
but found no help in the climate,
and started home. Hearing oi
Dr. King's New Discovery, he
began to use it. "I believe it
saved my life." he writes "for
it made a new man of me, so
that I can now do good work
again." For all lung diseases,
coughs, colds, la grippe, asthma,
croup, whooping cough, hay
fever;, hemorrhages, hoarseness
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Price 50c and SI.OO. Trial bottle
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DODGING THE TAXES
ARE YOU GUILTY OF IT? I
The Rich Almost Escape Taxation, i
and The Poor "Get It In The
Dear Editors of the Reporter and >
the public in general:
Have you ever stopped to think I
we as nation are doing our best j
to teach dishonesty and lying?,
We force people to falsify their 1
taxable property list or realize
that they are the exceptional I
George Washington, who cannot :
tell a lie, and for the heroic deed
must pay most all the taxes.
Oh, yes, the honest, truthful
man gets it hard—and the wond
er is that there are so many; for
he plunks down his hard earned
cash to the County Treasurer for
taxes, while he knows full well
that his neighbors all about him, i
many richer than he, gets off;
with a mere bagatelle assess- 1
ment. And his disgust can only
be imagined as he sits in church
and thinks of the rich man in j
the pew ahead, sneaking almost!
wholly out of his public duty;
towards paying for the privilege
of being governed and schooled.
Let me repeat as a nation we
are training ourselves to be dis-1
honest and untruthful just be
cause we have such a disreput
able way of taxing ourselves. j
You who read this, honest;
farmer that you are, a deacon in
the church, too, we hope, did
you ever shave your taxable
worth a bit when the assessor
came around? Of course you
have, and every other man has
(blessed be the exception) be
cause the law drives us to it. If
every man was absolutely honest
and truthful about his taxable
property we wouldn't have to,
pay much taxes. But when even !
a few in a community will swear j
falsely about their Droperty it
makes it necessary for the asses-,
sor to violate the law and be
blind, or the honest man must
suffer for.his truthfulness. I
We all know that the rich al
most wholly escape taxation, and,
the poor get it "in the neck" j
good and plenty for the simple ■
reason that the poor are not!
shrewd enough to dodge taxes, j
otherwise they would not be
poor. So it is the poor man and j
woman (and here we have tax-i
ation without representation) and j
the honest folks who keep the J
machiuery of government greas
ed, and the wealthy element lean j
back in their cushions and ride j
free. On the other hand a poor |
man hasn't a ghost of a snow
before the law, which he pays
for, as against the rich man who'
uses the law but doesn't pay
much of its support.
Oh, there's something radical
ly wrong in our method of tax- !
ation, so long as we tax movable
property as against land proper-1
ty, so long will we be debauch-1
ing public conscience, and train-1
ing our children in lying and dis- j
honesty. There's a gleam of!
hope shining way up in the north
west corner of the States, and
we will watch with intense inter-1
est the outcome of the land tax
system. It is coming just as
! sure as death and taxes—and
1 may it come as if on greased
| lightning if it will relieve us
1 from the awful disgrace now |
resting upon us for tolerating
! such an unjust tax system as we j
have. I hope the time is near at i
hand when we will have a law i
and men with backbone enough'
to make the rich and the poor:
pay taxes alike—according to the
true money value of their tax- !
A SUBSCRIBER, j
At Dobson this week F. Gid i
Southern and son are being tried j
for murder. A goodly number j
of Stokes citizens are attending
the court, principally as charac
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when Chamberlain's Tablets are !
given at the first indication, j
much distress and suffering may |
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King Route 2.
King Route 2, April 24. —The
cold, damp, wet weather has put
the farmers of this section badly
behind with their farm work.!
; There has not been much plowing
; done of late. The tobacco plants
j are small and the spring season
is unusually late, but the way I
the farmers are hauling in fertiliz
j er, they are aiming to make corn
ior tobacco one. The bugs have
J put in their work on the litte to
! bacco plants and some have sown
: their beds over. i
, The people of this sectioni
spent Easter visiting, fishing and
climbing the mountains,
j Rev. Richardson filled his reg
! ular appointment at Chestnut
Grove M. E. church last Sunday.
There were a large crowd in l
i We think if we can have/
another prohibition winter like;
the one just passed, the Sunday I
| school will go out of existence. ,
1 Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Boyles,
!of King Route 2, are in feeble,
On account of bad health, i
; Mr. James Nelson has quit the,
: farm and will spend the sum- 1
mer at the White Sulphur |
Springs at Mt. Airy.
Mr. Walter Eaton, who is in ,
, bad health, has been advised by
his attending physician to seek
a cooler climate, that he may
improve his health.
There is a lot of sickness in !
this section at this writing.
Mr. John Lunsford, of King!
Route 2, is steping high along!
now, as the stork visited him
the other night and left him a i
Mr. W. G. Whitaker, of King!
Route 2, is going to repairing
chimneys and diging wells, as i
he has been handling rock for
the last four weeks.
King Route 1, April 24. '
Messrs. Editors :
I On last Saturday, April 22,;
Mt. Olive school closed with an :
.entertainment, although it was|
! only a public school entertain
ment. The exercises were the 11
I best the writer ever attended, I
! showing the efforts put forth by :
; the efficient teachers, and the
; manner in which the girls and j
i boys carried out their parts.
The plays, "The Mischievous i
j Nigger, and Kissing the Wrong
j Girl" after which a trio was i
sung," also the Drills were!]
1 good. The large girls' drill, Red;.
| White and Blue, wearing their
: colors and the little girl "Fairy
j Fan Drill," wearing pink and!
green, carrying pink green fans. |
j The school has been one of
i the best in the community for
some time. The teachers have
i not been only a help in the
i school, but also in the Sunday ,
i school, and the community, and
we part with them in regret.
| Diliard, April 24. —The Sun
day School at this place is im
proving, we are glad to note. i
j There will be preaching at
Oak Grove church near here |
the Ist Sunday in May.
Miss Lemma Duncan is visit-:
ing relatives at Walnut Cove'
and Pine Hall this week.
I Misses Alice and Lyda Mitch-1
ell went to Madison shopping
I Mr. J. H. Mitchell is planning
i a trip to Va. next week.
Miss Hellen Willis and brother,
: Ashley, of Walnut Cove, visited
I relatives here Saturday and
j Sunday. I
Misses Fannie Lasley, Minnie
iand Lessie Duncan, Alice and
'Lyda Mitchell: Messrs. Ander
son Duncan, Robert Alcorn,
: Henry Berry, Rober Davis,
| Stacy Rothrock, Eamy and
! Elbert Roberts, John and Ben
Mitchell, of Diliard; Nume
Vaughn and Grady Rothrock.
iof Walnut Cove, spent Sunday
evening with Miss Alice David
son. All report a nice time.
' Mr. Rufus I. Dalton was nom
inated for Mayor of Winston by
' a majority of 42 votes over his
opponent, Mr. W. E. Franklin, j
j Monday. This is gratifying to
i Mr. Dalton's many friends in'
i Stokes county, his former home, '
: who send congratulations. Mr.'
j Dalton was Sheriff of Stokes j
for several terms, and male an 1
J ideal officer. Likewise he will 1
make Winston-Salem an ideal
FANNED TWELVE MEN
CARL RAY IS MAKING GOOD
The Danbury Boy, Now Playinf
With Whitsett. Creates Sensation
in State Ball Circles.
Carl Ray, the young son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Ray, of
Danbury, is making good as a
baseball pitcher, and his work
recently on the Whitsett team
has created a sensation in base
ball circles. Yesterday Whitsett
played the Winston league team
ar, Winston, and a telephone
message states that Ray fanned
12 men, and outclassed the best
player on the Twin-City team.
The informant adds that Ray
will be given a trial on the 4th
of May, and if he sustains his
| reputation he will be offered a
position as pitcher on the league
team at a stiff salary.
Goats on the Mountain.
, Gap, April 24—Please allow
me a little space in your paper.
I We take the Reporter and I en
; joy reading it.
j Mr. R. L. Boyd, who has been
, down sick for some time, is no
There was a big dance at
! Moore's Springs Easter Monday.
I Everybody enjoyed themselves
I Cam raisings are all the go
Mr. Jim Bennett has built him
self a new dwelling house.
! Edward Robertson, Odell and
! Andrew Church and Eugene
! McKinney went on Cook's Wall
and Moore's Knob Easter Sunday
| and saw a fine drove of goats.
Mrs. Wm. Jackson's funeral
1 was preached at Vade Mecum
church Sunday. There was the
| largest crowd present that has
lever been at Vade Mecum.
Dillard, Apr. 25. —The "gee
haw" plowman is again heard.
I Wheat crops are looking well
in this community.
Mr. W. E. Lasley and family,
of Winston, returned home
Wednesday, after spending
several days with relatives here.
Mr. C. W Peebles, of William
son, W. Va., is visiting his
farents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
'Tis a girl at Mr. and Mrs. H.
Mrs. W. M. Peebles is in a
| very serious condition from be
ing badly burned a few days
ago. She is given to fits and
while the family was out she fell
into the fire and received some
! mighty bad burns about the face
ana neck. She is improving
j only slowly.
Mr. C. H. Adkins left for
; North Dokata Wednesday.
Mr C. A. Mitchell and Mrs.
Eleise Adkins visited Mrs. M.
| M. Lasley's today.
Dalton, April 24 Farmers are
! very much behind with their
' work on account of so much
: rain. The wheat crop has im
! proved some for the last few
Messrs, L. J. Rumbly, Joe
Westmoreland, Fleming Thomas,
James Holyfield, went to Greens
Mrs. James Hulyfield, of El
kin, is visiting at Pinnacle this
1 Mrs. Fred Boles, of Tobacco
ville Route 2, spent Sunday with
her brother, Mr. W. F. Culler.
The Pilot Mountain Sunday
School Association will convene
at Quaker Gap Baptist church,
eight miles south-west of Dan
bury, on Friday of this week,
and will be in session three days,
adjourning Sunday. An inter
esting program will be carried
out and the attendance will no
doubt be large.
When a medicine must be
' given to young children it should
be pleasant to take. Chamber
' lain's Cough Remedy is made
I from loaf sugar, and the roots
; used in its preparation give it a
flavor similar to maple syrup,
1 making it pleasant to take. It
I I has no superior for colds, croup
Hand whooping cough. For sale
I by all dealers.