THE DANBURY REPORTER.
STOKE> NAN IN LIMELIGHT
Or. W. P. Wilson, Formerly of Sandy
Ridge, Figures Prominently In
Mysterious Affair lnsurance
Areata In Jail On Serious Charge.
From the Itviilxville lU'vk'W, 2»l.
Dr. W. P. Wilson, of Madison,
has fallen a victim to what may
be called a genuine "badger"
game according to information
which comes to The Review. The
recital of the news of the attempt
ed hold up reads like fiction, and
equals in its sensational feature
the stories so frequently seen in.
the columns of the metropolitan
Recently there came to Madi
son a man by the name of Edger
Young with his wife and a bus
iness associate and kinsman by
the name of Hancock. They have
been soliciting insurance for some
co-operative or industrial com
pany, and it is alleged that most
of their business was obtamed j
from the colored population."
Dr. Wilson, who we are in
formed, had attended Mrs. Young
in a former illness, received a
note from her asking him to
come to see her. He responded
and found Mrs. Young alone,
and after being invited in it is
claimed that she locked the front
door and ushered him into a
back room. Soon after he had j
set down his medicine case and •
taken a seat, Young and Hancock
knocked at the front door and
demanded admittance. Mrs.!
Young opened the door and the
two men rushed upon Dr Wilson
and scuffled with him, declaring,
they would kill him. It is said
that the struggle continued for
more than an hour, and that
Hancock had a knife which was
secured by Dr. Wilson.
Finally, however, Dr. Wilson
was overpowered and the knife
was taken from him. He was
then tied with a rope. As the
story comes to The Review he was
then told that he would be kill
ed unless he paid over to Young
the sum of $3,000. Dr. Wilson
was taken from the house and
tied to a tree. Later he was re
moved from the tree, and during
all this time, so the story goes,
he was being threatened with
death in the event the mon
ey was not forthcoming.
Finally Dr. Wilson promised
that if he should be released he
would go to Madison and attempt
to secure the $3,000. Instead
of making such an attempt, how
ever, he went to Justice of the
Peace Jesse A. Pratt and had a
warrant issued for the trio and
employed Messrs. Humphreys
& Sharp and C. 0. McMich
ael .to prosecute his assail
At 8:30 o'clock Saturday night
Young and his wife and Hancock
were arraigned for a preliminary
hearing. They had employed
Judge N. E. Smith of Ridgeway,
Va., to defend them, and Judge
Smith asked for a continuance.
This request was granted by
Justice of the Peace Pratt and
the date for the hearing was set
for next Friday afternoon at
1 o'clock. A bond in the sum of
$2,000 each was required of
Young and Hancock and Mrs
Young's bond was placed at SSOO.
Failing to give bonds all three
were sent to Guilford county jail
for safe keeping until the day
set for the preliminary trial.
But little is known of Mr. and
Mrs. Young and Hancock at
Madison. The Review is inform
ed that they bear the earmarks
of being adventurers, and it has
been impssible for our correspon
dent who phoned the above
particulars to obtain further
information concerning them.
Dr. Wilson came to Madison
three or four years ago from
Sandy Ridge, Stokes county, and
is a successful practitioner. _He
is married, his wife being a niece
of Deputy Sheriff Shad*\ Martin,
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COTTON IN STOKES
WILL THE PLANT PAY HERE?
Mr. J. L. Tilley Trying the Experi
ment —Big Union Mill Near Smith
Nearing Completion ltems of
Interest From Upper Stokes.
Mr. Amer Tilley, of Sjpith, ac
companied by his good wife,
spent several days in town last
week with their daughter, Mrs.
W. C. Slate. . They came on
Wednesday and returned home
Mr. Tilley tells us a good many
interesting news items from the
upper part of the county. The
big new union mill near Mr. F.
L. Moore's is nearing completion,
the machinery arriving recently.
This it is said will be a model mill.
A large number of the leading
citizens of the community are
interested in it, and have stock.
It will probably be managed by
Mr. F. L. Moore.
It will be learned with much
regret that Mrs. Rierson, the
wife of Dr. N. L. Rierson, of
West Va., has recently become
afflicted with some affection of
the mind. Mrs. Rierson, it is said,
will be talking with friends or
family, apparently well and
bright, when she will suddenly
drop off to sleep, and remain in
this condition for some time.
Recently she has been visited by
her cousin, Mrs. Fannie Martin,
of Patrick county, Va.
Mr. Frank Tilley, the young
son of Mr. T. W. Tilley, of Smith,
has recently returned from Blue
field. W. Va., bringing back with
him a well pronounced case of;
measles. Frank had only teen
over there a short time. There;
is no place like hpme.
Mr. J. L. Tilley is trying the,
experiment of raising cotton in |
Stokes. He has sown a bushel
and a half of cotton seed on'
about two acres of land, and it is
now coming up nicely. Mr. Amer
Tilley thinks that cotton will!
grow as well in Stokes as any-!
where. Mr. Jim's experiment!
will be watched with a good deal
of interest. It is the general idea
that this climate is too far north ;
for cotton, and that the frosts
come too quick. However, times
and seasons are known to change,
and if Jim Tilley will show
us that cotton pays in Stokes, he
will prove a benefactor, even if
he does add the boll weevil to
our other troubles.
Mr. Jim Joyce, aged about 40,
and Miss Chant Williams, of Five
Forks, Patrick county, aged 25,
were married recently. It was
only recently that Miss Alice, a
sister of the groom in this affair,
Mr. Tilley says that the wheat
crop is fairly good in his section.
Death of Mr. Len Ziglar.
Mr. Len Ziglar, of Sandy
Ridge, died a few days ago at the
age of 80 years. Mr. Ziglar was a
onearmed ex-Confederate soldier.
Mr. Ziglar was the father of
Messrs. John and Hard Ziglar,
of Madison; Mrs. Geo. Martin, of
Rockingham, and Mr. Geo. Zig
lar, of Winston-Salem.
Mr. Ziglar had been ill for
months, and recently his mind
had been affected.
He was an honest man and a
good citizen who will be missed
in his community.
Mr. J. W. Mabe, a leading to
bacco grower of the section
just north of Danbury, was here
Saturday. Mr. Mabe always
grows a superior quality of the
weed, and usually sells it for a
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DANBURY, N. C., JUNE T 1911.
ON POOLING TOBACCO
808 NUNN IN ROCKINGHAM
President of Stokes Union At Work
With Our Neighbors to the East
This """Week —Says Stokes Will
Pool 60 or 75 Per Cent of Her
President of the §tokes County
Farmers' Union R. L. Nunn is
lecturing the Rockingham farm
ers on pooling tobacco this week.
His dates in Rockingham are as
Happy Home, June 5, at 8 p. m.
Mayfield, June 6, 8 p. m.
Ruffin, June 7, 8 p. m.
Pike's Old Field, June 8.
Saddler, June 9.
Will also be at the county
meeting at Wentworth on June
Mr. Nunn publishes the fol
lowing letter to the Rockingham
farmers in the last issue of the
Reidsville Review :
I hope all the farmers in each
neighborhood will come out to
the meetings as it will save a
lot of time for them to do so, as
I will have to visit all the next
day that I fail to see at night,
so please come out to the meet
ings. We especially request all
of you who can to come to the
county meeting at Wentworth
on the 10th, as it will be the
most important meeting that
you will have in quite a bit
We are glad to see the union
in such good shape in this coun
ty. Everything seems to be all
right. Stokes county is all right
also and will pool at least GO or
75 per cent of her entire crop.
If the farmers of North Car
olina and Virginia will only stand
firm (and I feel assured they
will) we will accomplish all for
which we aim. t Now is the time,
Brother Union* Man, to show
your colors. Be a man; stand
up for your rights, and victory
"R. L. NUNN.
From the Review, 2nd in«t.
Mr. R. F. Betts, who has been
auctioneer at Watt's Warehouse
for the past two years, will, after
Sept Ist, be engaged in the
buying of leaf tobacco on order
on the new tobacco market to
be established at Spray.
We are informed that our pop
ular townsman and popular ware
houseman, Mr. J. H. Grogan,
will have charge of the new
warehouse to be operated at
Stokesdale the coming tobacco
year. The Stokesdale Warehouse
Co. was incorporated by the
Secretary of State and a modern
warehouse is to be erected..-
Messrs. J. R. Joyce, P. W.
Glidewell and J. E. Saintsing
went to Chapel Hill Tuesday in
an automobile to hear Governor
Wilson, of New Jersey, deliver
his address. They were highly
delighted with the speech of the
Mr. Emmet Bryant aged 22,
and Miss Maud Gilbert aged 19,
an attractive young Stuart Va.,
couple were quietly weed in the
parlor of the Taylor Hotel by
Rev. R. L. Doggett Wednesday
May 24th It was a gretna
green affair. A number of Dan
bury people witnessed the tieing
up of the happy Virginians.
After the marriage the couple
left for home.
The Buck Island bridge is be
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run-down. For eight months
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SHORTAGE IN EAST
GLOOMY TOBACCO PROSPECTS
The Recent Extended Drought Cause
a Poor Outlook Tor the Weed in
Mr. T. Hutchens, of Madison,
was in town Thursday of last
week and paid the Reporter a
pleasant call. He is handling a
line of oil cans and patent soda
fountain, both of them seeming to
be good things, and it is learned
he is placing a good many of
them with the merchants
Mr. Hutchens brings the good
news that tobacco will in all
probability bring good prices ac
count of a short crop. Down in eas
tern Carolina it is said that the
crop will be exceedingly
short. Owing to the extended
drought recently, hardly any of
the weed comparatively has been
set out. Mr. Hutchens had been
figuring with some parties at
Snow Hill for the building and
management of a new warehouse,
but on account of the poor pros
pect resulting from the dry weath
er, the project was abandoned. Mr.
Hutchens will not go east this
summer, as usual, but will work -
Stokes, Rockingham and other
counties as a salesman. He will
probably engage in the tobacco
business at Madison after Sept
ember, either as a buyer of
leaf, or in the warehouse bus
Mr. Hutchens is an old Stokes
boy, and always finds a welcome!
in these parts.
Miss Daisy Richardson, of
Liberty, and Miss Bonnie Moore, |
of Altamahaw, arrived at Pied
mont last week.
GOOD ROADS DO NOT COST COUN
TY, STATE OR INDIVIDUAL.
I believe it may be said without question that
broadly speaking the building of good roads through
any settled district does not in reality cost the coun
ty, State or individual a single dollar. This is due to
the fact that the construction of improved highways
immediately results in enhancement in the values of
all adjacent properties by reason, so far as the farm
ing districts are concerned, of the higher profits
which come through reduced cost in cultivating and
shipping all products. A striking illustration of this
was recently given when one of the leading citizens
of Delaware made an offer to that State to build a
highway through the entire State at a cost of
$2,000,000 and not to be reimbursed except through
the increased income of the counties and the State
from the larger values created by the construction
of the road. So confident was he, and the whole
history of the buildfng of good road proves the cor
rectness of his position, that there would come en
hanced values, by reason of greater profits to those
living along the line, that he was willing to stake
$2,000,000 and thus show his faith by his works.
Throughout the entire world there has come an
awakening to the importance of building good roads.
It is true that in most European countries there are
magnificent highways on which hundreds of millions
of dollars have been expended, but even in those
countries renewed attention is being given to the
betterment of existing roads. The South has been
tremenduously handicapped by its bad roads. The
need of the increased railroad facilities in the South
is so great that it can scarcely be overstated, and yet
vitally important as are enlarged railroad facilities,
they "are not more important than improved
The South is annually losing millions of dollars
through the higher cost of hauling over bad country
roads. This could be saved by the construction of
good roads The men who, like the president of the
great religious convention to whom I have referred,
are preaching throughout the South the gospel of
good roads, are doing much for humanity and their
work is of far-reaching importance. No one can be
too enthusiastic on this subject; no one can make a
mistake in concentrating his work for' the better
ment of his country upon the building of good roads.
—-From Address of K. H. Edmonds, Editor of the
FOR SUNDAi JULY 2
AT PINEY GRO'I CHURCH
Annual Foot Washing & I Baptising
Of the Primitive B; & sts —Large
Crowd Expected to ™ :nd Inter
esting Function. J
The annual footwasning of the
Primitive Baptists of this section
of the county will be performed
at the Piney Grove church, six
miles north-west of Danbury, in
the first Sunday in July. On the
same day the ordinance of bap
tism will be administered to
several candidates at the ford of
the river nearby.
The footwashing is an event
which is always attended by a
large crowd of communicants of
the Baptist church as well as
Last Sunday Elders Mickey,
Collins and Fagg preached at
Piney Grove, and baptised sev
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Death of Mr. Henderson Priddy.
It is with a sad heart that I
attempt to write of the death of
ray loving father, Henderson
Priddy, that departed this life
May 20, 1911. He was about 68
years old. He leaves a loving
and precious wife, 5 children
and 3 boys and 2 daughters to
mourn his loss. He was in bed
but a few days, bore his sickness
with great patience, and was a
lovely father to his family and
neighbors. He especially was
devoted to his wife. Oh, may
we all be as willingly and Der
fectly resigned to the will of the
Lord as he was; that when the
summons comes to us it may lie
as welcome as his. He is worthy
of more and better than has been
said of him in this writing, but
I am too weak and unworthy of
myself to do him justice in try
ing to speak of my dear father.
Truly he set a good example for
his children and may they strive
hard to follow it, and grieve not
for him, for we believe he is
where sickness and sorrow is
is never felt nor death any more.
We wish to thank the neighbors
for their kindness during the
illness of our father.
MRS. J. WESLEY MOREFIELD.
Mr. W. C. Baker was here last
week from Meadows Route 1.
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