THE DANBURY REPORTER
[ ON UNION MEN
TO STAND FIRM
■WHY FALTER BY THE WAY JUST AS VICTORY
' SEEMS SURE-FULL ATTENDANCE DESIRED
AT MEETING ON THE 27TH.
To the Stockholders of the Stokes County Union
Warehouse Company, and the Members of the
Union at Large :
Dear brethren :
A meeting of the Farmers' Union of Stokes Coun
ty has been called to meet in Danbury on Satur
day, May 27th, 1911.1 wish again to call to the atten
tion of my brethren of the Union the importance of
this meeting. By all means let all the locals be
fully represented at this meeting. The Union has
Itched the point in its progress and organization
lere it can be of great service to the farmers
wided it is kept in control of those really interest
in the uplift of our people.
During the year 1910 the writer visited the nation
meeting of the Union and several State meetings,
id investigated the methods of the Union people
the States and teritories. The result of those
eetings last year, and the conferences among
ose interested in this movement was an agree
ent entered into by the different organizations to
ol the tobacco crop of 1911. This agreement was
ade in good faith. The organization in this State
id the local county organizations are morally
j bound by this agreement. This agreement was
made after a careful study of methods elsewhere,
and as a result of the wisdom of the best men in
our Union. It was agreed not only that we should
pool the crop this year, but that each organization
should put a man in the field soliciting the farmers
to pool their crop. Following this agreement with
the larger organizations and after due consideration
by our people in this county, we decided to invest
Qur hard earned money in a drying plant and pool
* our crop. The result of this agrement, to which
all members in the county agreed, we have in Wal
nut Cove a magnificent plant fully equipped for
drying and storing tobacco. This has been made
possible by farmers' money, and by farmers' fidelity
to their own cause. It is to them, I appeal.
I have sufficient confidence in the Union men of
this county, in their courage and fidelity to the
cause to believe that this agreement to pool
[ the crop was made in good faith, and that it will
i be observed to the letter.
\i Why falter by the way just as victory seems sure,
fln this forward march for victory let no soldier turn
f upon a comrade and desert the ranks. This is a
f light for our very existence, upon its success de
pends the future prosperity of our people. To falter
now in face of the enemies' guns is surrendering the
L battle and brethren we are not cowards.
| One year ago when we started the drying plan all
were enthusiastic. It was fully discussed then and
'agreed upon. It was accepted as the only means
\ to control our prices. Why should we grow faint
.now, and begin again to discuss the advisibillty of
rNiliis plan ? No man ever won a victory by contin
ually discussing plans. It takes united action to
L Having spent my life upon the farm toiling by
f day and night for livelihood and having felt the
luting of poverty in spite of honest toil, and having
j§JM*n my brother farmers fail for the want of equal
nipportunity, I havv enlisted in this effort to place
ourselves where we can control our prioes and
•njoy our independence.
1 appeal to the Union mfen of this county to rally
ypound the cause which we have undertaken. Otvo»
DANBURY, N. C., MAY 18, 1911. »
EVENT AT PINE HALL
PLEASANT SOCIAL AFFAIR
The Misses Flinn Entertain Com
plimentary to Nr. and Mrs. W.
M. Paris—Other Personals of
Pine Hall, May 15.
Miss Pattie Dodson is the
guest of Mrs. L. W. Anderson.
Little Miss Jewel Preston is
spending the week with her sis
ter, Mrs. W. M. Paris.
Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Lasley
went to Winston Saturday.
Mrs. C. H. Powel and son
Master Harris are visiting rela
Misses Delia Tucker and Jose
phine Simpson, who have been
the guests of Miss Lelia
Flynn, have returned to their!
Mr. F. M. Flynn and wife, of |
Leaksville, spent Sunday here, j
Miss Lillian Brendall, of Wal- J
nut Cove, is a guest at the home
of Mr. W. M. Chisman.
Misses Flynn entertained a
number of thi ir friends very de
lightfully last Wednesday even
ing complimentary to Mr. and
Mrs. W. M. Paris, who were re
cently married. The guests
were received in the hall by Miss
Flynn, assisted by Miss Tucker,
thence shown in the parlor by
Mrs. S. C. Flynn, who wasj
handsomely attired in old lace j
over blue taffeta. The home
was beautifully decorated with
potted plants, ferns and lilies
being used in the parlor, lilies j
and snowballs in the halls.
Quite a unique contest was car
ried out which caused much mer
riment. Several were success
ful in this. About 30 guests
were present. Among those
out of town were Miss Josephine
Simpson, of Summerfield; Mr.
and Mrs. C. H. Powell, Stokes
dale; Miss Lillian Brendall, Wal
Mr' and Mrs. W. M. Paris
spent Sunday in Belew's Creek.
Miss Kate Harger is the guest
of Miss Elsie Payne.
Misses Maud and Myrtle Neal,
who have been visiting friends
at Stoneville, returned home Sat
Mrs. E. P. Cahill, of Madison,
spent a few hours here Sunday.
All persons are hereby notified
to keep their dogs of my land, as
long as I have any sheep in the
C. H. LUNSFORD.
It ' King, N. C.
Mr. G. W. Smith, of King
Route 2, is attending court as a
witness. Mr. Smith says that
the wheat crop in the Oak Grove
section is fine. Mr. Raleigh
Gentry has one of the best pieces
of the grain that Mr. Smith has
it your best thought and action. Come to the meet
ing on the 27th determined to settle once for all the
questions of pooling our crop, and then go home
with the purpose of carrying it out. The efforts I
have put forth for the Union in this county and
elsewhere, have been put forth In the hope that I
might see my brethren organized as one man,
fighting for their rights, and that success might
come to them as they deserve it. This can only
come by united efforts and constant labor. This
can only come by an honest observance of our
agreement with Union men everywhere. Will Stokes
county Union men falter now in this great fight ?
I have more confidence in you than to believe it.
Let each local send Its best men as representatives
to 1 the county meeting and instruct them to stand
by opr agreement to pool, and if we do the victory
. . ■ C. VV. QLIDEWELL.
CIVIL COURT WEEK
NUMBER CASES DISPOSED OF
Some Judgments Rendered, Several
Compromises Made Clerk Ap
pointed Receiver For Minor
Today, Thursday, marks the
fourth day of progress of civil
week of Superior court. A num
ber of land suits have been tried,
several compromises reached in
others, while others are yet set
for trial. Cases disposed of are \
as follows :
Gregory v. Mabe, compromised, j
Smith v. Copeny, compromis-1
Rutledge v. Boles, judgment;
for plaintiff of $175.00 and cost.
S. C. Foddrill v. G. W. Fod
-1 drill, judgment for Plaintiff.
Wingo, Ellet & Crump Shoe
Co. v. F. A. Hauser, non-suit.
Ada Lash v. Chas. Lash, action
for divorce, judgment for
The jury is out in the case of
Lunsford v. Tillotson.
Verdict rendered in cases on
criminal docket last week, are
as follows :
State v. John Lawrence and
Robt. Francis mistrial.
State v. Jim Joyce, retailing,
SIOO and cost.
State v. Ephriam Moore, a.
and b., 4 months on road.
State v. G. C. Mumford,
retailing, SIOO and cost.
State v. Matt East, $lO and
State v. Ham Manuel, retailing
6 months on roads.
The solicitor has appointed
Clerk of Court M. T. Chilton
receiver for 60 minor children in J
; Sudden Death of Mrs. Israel Kerner.
Mrs. Israel Kerner, of Ker
nersville, aged 79 years died
suddenly while on a visit at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. J.
W. Pitzer, at Red Shoals, last
Saturday night. The body was
carried to Kernersville for inter
Mr. W. R. Johnson, attorney
of Winston, is here accompanied
iby his wife. The many fr. >nds
! of this deserving Stokes boy will
j be glad to know that he is doing
! well in Winston with a steadily
' growing practice. He regularly
attends Stokes courts.
i A letter received from the
! family of Rev. D. A. Binkley by
friends in Danbury states that
Mr. Binkley, who suffered a
stroke of paralysis some weeks
ago, is able to sit up, but is yet
speechless, and unable to use his
right arm and leg. The family
may return to their former home
at Lewisville, Forsyth county,
MAY COME IN
JOLLY CROWD OF YOUNG LADIES WITH C? ,EIR
FRIENDS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE AT;£ IED
MONT THE FIFTH OF JUNE. * f
Miss Mary Windsor, of Reidsville. > $
Miss Edna King, of Reidsville.
Miss Inez Wooton, of Reidsville.
Miss Nellie Pettigrew. of Reidsville.
Miss Lillie Glenn, of Stoneville.
Miss Delia Jones, of Byrdville, Va.
Miss Eliza Pratt, of Madison.
Miss Annie Mosely, of Wentworth.
Miss Gladys Cummings, of Reidsville.
Miss Maggie Meador, of Reidsville.
Miss Iris Fitzgerald, of Ruffin.
Miss Bessie Richardson, of Benaja.
Miss Mary Gibbs, of Reidsville.
Miss Gertrude McKinney, of Reidsville.
Miss Veva Gilliam, of Mclver.
Miss Lula Mosely, Winston.
Miss Sallie Paschal, of Walkertown.
Miss Wilson Watlington, of Ruffin.
Miss Mattie Gardner, of Ringgold, Va.
Miss Mary C. Jones, of Ridgeway, Va.
Miss Elizabeth Pritchett, of Wenonda. Va.
Miss Louise Bass, of Danville, Va.
Miss Kate DeShazo, of Ridgeway, Va.
The above list of young ladies are among the crowd of jolly "Girl
Scouts" running in the Reidsville Review's popular voting contest,
which proposes to send 16 to 29 of the girls to Piedmont Springs on
the sth of June for a stay of two weeks at the popular resort, all
Miss Mary Windsor, of Reidsville, leads the list with 10,526 votes
iat the last count. The contest closes the 31st of May.
■ Besides the crowd of girls scouts who will be elected in the con
| test to come to Piedmont, the party will be largely augmented by
j a number of friends of the contestants. The "Girl Scouts" will
Ibe chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. John T. Oliver, of Reidsville. Mr.
j Oliver being one of the editors and owners of the Review. "Uncle
Joe" Fetzer, well known in this section, is also coming. The last
i issue of the Review says that some "gallant beaux of Reidsville,
| Madison and other places have asked permission to come along,
too," while the jolly girl scouts are at the Springs, while the man
! agement of the hotel is receiving applications from quite a number
from Winston-Salem, and other places for accommodation during
j the same time.
A letter from Reidsville just received says that the party may
I come in automobiles via Madison, Sandy Ridge, Neal's store and
Cards have been received here
j reading as follows:
Mrs. Julia Frances Prather
! requests the honor of your
' at the marriage of her daughter
Dr. Thomas Daugherty Webb
on the evening of Thursday, the
first of June
at half after eight o'clock
Central Methodist Episcopal
Mount Airy, North Carolina.
Miss Prather is the very at
tractive and accomplished daugh
ter of Mrs. and the late Mr. J.
W. Prather, of Mt. Airy. Dr.
Webb is a promising young den
tist of Statesville.
The Reporter office was pleas
ed to receive a visit Monday from
Mr. J. R. Voss, Secretary and
Treasurer of thi Walnut Cove
Mercantile Company, Stokes
county's biggest mercantile con
cern. Mr. Voss is one of the
moat wide-awake and and pre-,
greesive voung business men of j
the county, and numbers among,
his friends hundreds of our farm- ]
en and other citizens. He is the
moving spirit of the store which
can boast of as up-to-date quar
tan as many of the leading city
establishments, while its-lines of
goods carried.are elaborate and
of nigh quality.
! CROWD OF TRAMPS
ALARM KING NEIGHBORHOOD
Citizens Call Each Other Over
Quickstep Line to Organize
A crowd of tramps, Gypsies or
other mysterious strangers, are
creating some excitement in the
neighborhood of Capella. It
was reported here today that
there are seven in the crowd,
and that their movements late
yesterday afternoon in the
neighborhood of Mr. D. P.
Tillotson's were suspicious and
alarming. An effort was made
over the Quickstep phone line
to get together a party of neigh
bors to hunt up the skulkere
and demand their meaning in
hanging around the community
en pain of being arrested or
driven out of the country.
The Presbyterian membership
at Snow Hill church, ten miles
north-east of Dan bury, having
declined on account of having no
pastor, the Methodists of that
section are negotiating for the
purchase of the church building.
Rev. Mr. Wilson, a Presbyterian
minister of York, & C., who was
here thi* week In the intecett of
the matter, prsaclfcdirt the Pres
byterian churehV and
Wednesday nights. i