THE DANBURY REPORTER.
TRAGEDY AT PILOT
MR. HENRY WHITAKER KILLED
Shot By Attorney Thomaa Kalian
Thursday—Shooting Was the Re
sult of Old Grudge Between the
Parties—Was a Case of Self De
fense— At Preliminary Hearing
Saturday Kallam Was Bound Over
To Superior Court.
Pilot Mt., Oct. 12. Her.ry
Whitaker was shot down and
killed in the street in front of
Fulk's hardware store, in Pilot
'Mountain at 8:30 this morning
by Thomas S. Kallam. Both
men are lawyers and are num
bered among the most promin
ent citizens of their community.
The body of the dead man was
removed to his home and pre
pared for burial. Kallam was
arrested and locked up. He
claims he shot Whitaker in self
defense; that W hitaker was com
ing at him with an open knife.
His statement is that when he
saw Whitaker coming toward
him with the knife, he told him
to stand back and upon Whita
ker's refusing to heed the warn
ing, Kallam fired, the ball en
tering his head. Whitaker fell
and died in about three minutes.
Whitaker was about 63 years
old and is survived by a wife
and several children. He and
Kallam studied law at Wake
Forest, and at the same time
the first named secured his license
from the Supreme Court to prac
tice law three years ago, and the
latter a year latter. Kallam is
also editor of the Pilot Mountain
News, a weekly newspaper. He
is a cripple, unmarried and about
23 years old.
" According to the messages re
ceived here, Whitaker and Kal
lam had been at outs for a year
or more, and some of their friends
have been predicting serious
trouble between the two men for
some time. One of the causes
of the bad blood existing between
the two men resulted from
Whitaker having Kallam indict
ed for an alleged offense.
Several men were standing
near and were eye-witnesses of
the tragedy. Closest to the two
men when the shot was fired
was Mr. J. D. Rodgers, who
was here from Winston-Salem
representing the Leader Ware
house of that city. Also Dr. R.
A. Fry was standing within a
few feet of Kajlam when he fired
the fatal shot. These two men
overheard Kallam tell Whitaker
to stop and also heard Whitaker
say something as Kallam drew
the gun, but what he said has
not been learned.
Mr. Kallam pleads self defens
as he claims that only by the use
of his gun was he able to defend
himself against the attack of
Whitaker with the drawn knife.
Also he said this afternoon
that he had been told that Whit
aker had said that he would ruin
him before he got through with
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him, in this assertion referring
to an indictment which he had
brought against Kallam charg
ing the latter with prejury in
swearing to an account. The
trial in this case occurred yester
day and the warrant against
: Kallam was dismissed. At thistrial
the two men had some words and
i came near fighting, and this morn
ing was the first time either had
seen the other after the trial.
The feud between Kallam and
Whitaker dates back three years,
when both were students together
in the law school at Wake Forest 1
j College. After securing license j
I to practice each located in Pilot |
' Mountian, where the quarrels j
' have kept up from time to time,
jln several cases they have been
'arrayed against each other as
i opposing counsel and one time
i before at a trial Whitaker drew
I a knife on Kallam, but serious
trouble was averted by the inter
vention of others.
Ka'lam stated today that
Whitaker had indicted him at'
least a dozen times since they i
had been practicing law here j
and that in each case the war
rant had been dismissed.
The deceased is survived by an !
aged wife, six daughters, ail of 1
whom are married, and two sons. !
The daughters are : Mrs. W. L. j
i! Sheppard and Mrs. Charles j
| James, both of Mt. Airy, Mrs. !
. j Jessie Young of Dennis, Mrs. W. j
!F. Reich of Elkin, Mrs. C. C. j
f | Wall, who resides near here, and |
II Mrs. Thomas Summers of Rich
; mond, Va. The sons are : Mr.
' IW. W. Whitaker. a prominent
;, merchant of Elkin, and Mr. Percy j
Whitaker of Winston-Salem.
; j Pilot Mountain, Oct. 14. '
Thomas S. Kallam was given
■ a preliminary hearing 1 before
• three justices of the peace sit- (
■ ting together here this afternoon
i and was permitted to give bond
i in the sum of 12,000 for his ap
• pearance at the next term of the
i superior court. Kallam im
i mediately gave bail and is to
i night spending the time peace
■ fully at his home here.
Since the hearing this after
' noon the opinion of the general
■ public has grown stronger that
> Kallam acted in self defense
I when he shot Whitaker through
> the brain with his revolver on
i Main street here last Thursday
• morning. In all ten witnesses
; were examined at the hearing.
I Four of these were eye-wit
l; nesses of the tragedy.
II Mr. J. D. Rodgers, of Wins
' j ton-Salem, who wad here on the
• morning of the killing represent
r ing the Leader warehouse, was
> the first witness examined. He
was the closest to Kallam wht n
he fired the shot, and testified
that Whitaker was advancing
on Kallam when the latter drew
his gun. He was standing on
the street and saw Whitaker
and Kallam when they came
meeting each other from opposite
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DANBURY, N. OCTOBER 18, 191!.
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HERE SATURDAY, 21
THIRD QUARTERLY MEETING
Stokes County Farmers' Unioa
To Hold Important Session—
County Council Will Meet Friday
Next Saturday, October 21st,
is the regular quarterly meeting
of the Stokes County Farmers'
Union and the session will be
| held in the court house at Dan
j bury. On Friday night, the 20th,
; the County Council will meet at
one of the hotels for the purpose
of considering matters which
may come before the meeting on
President Nunn requests that
each local send its full quota of
delegates as there are several
important matters to be con
i sidered and acted upon.
I Heavy and Fancy Groceries,
j Dodson & Co.
Walnut Cove News.
! Walnut Cove, Oct. 13. — Mrs.
jO. N. Petree attended the Fair
1 at Greensboro yesterday,
j Mr. J. R. Voss left Wednes
day for Baltimore, where he
! will purchase the fall and winter
■ stock of dry goods for the Wal
' nut Cove Mercantile Co.
Mr. Haynes Linville has built
a bowling alley in addition to his
! Mr. Wes Dodson attended
j the Greensboro Fair yesterday,
i Mr. Dodson reports the Fair
! as fairly good.
|i Messrs. R. H. R. Blair and;
i W. R. Stewart, of Danbury, are J
I doing the carpenter work on |
! the sheds for the Union Ware- i
i house Co. here. They will
I soon have it completed.
I Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Slate
passed through town Monday'
;enroute for Winston.
Work Shirts, "Jumbos." Dod-j
! son & Co.
j Sand-Clay Road Attracts Many
| Mooresville, Oct 16.—The!
stretch of sand-clay and dirt
i road being built by this county
between this place and Dsrki
son College is attracting numer
ous persons to our town and
. county, and shows that there
: is great interest in road work in
►, Men's Clothing. Dodson & Co.
I GIVES AID TO STRIKERS.
> Sometimes liver, kidneys end
r bowels seem to go on a strike and
i refuse to work right Then you
. need those pleasant little strike
-4 breakers—Dr. King's New ""Life I
' Pills—to give them natural mid!
5 and gently compel proper action.;
- Excellent health soon follows. |
Try them. 26c at all druggists.
LECTURE OCT. 23RQ
MRS. E. M. LAMBERTH COMING
National Lectorer of W. C T. U. To
Visit Danbury and Deliver Twj
* Lectures—The Public Invited
Mrs. Effie M. Lamberth, nation
al lecturer of the Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union, will
visit Danbury Oct. 23rd and 24th
and deliver two lectures.
The first lecture will be deliv
ered in the M. E. church on Oct.
23rd at 7 o'clock and will be for
the benefit of the public general
ly, while the second lecture will
be for the benefit of the ladies
only and will be given in the
Sunday School room at the M. E.
church on Oct. 24th, at 2:30
o'clock, P. M.
Mrs. Lamberth comes highly
recommended as an interesting
and forceful speaker, and with
her diversified talents will please
all who hear her. She has
spoken in twenty-two States and
is thoroughly capable on a variety
The public is cordially invited
to hear her.
Jackets and Cloaks for women.
Dodson & Co.
Pinnacle High School.
The Pinnacle High School
opened on the 9th day of Oct.,
1911, with an unusually large
number of students. They
have enrolled 90, A number
of the patrons and several visi
tors were present and much
interest was manfested. The
opening bids fair for a large at
tendance and a successful year
for the Pinnacle High School.
Yours very truly,
' W. A. SULLIVAN.
! Yarn Hose and Half Hose. ;
Dodson & Co.
Death of Mrs. Nick Kiser.
Mrs. Nick Kiser, an aged and
j respected woman who resided
! near Capella, died Saturday and
I the remains were interred at
i Bethany Lutheran church bury
! ing ground Monday in the pres
j ence of a large number of
| relatives and friends.
Men's Flannel Shirts. Dod
son & Co.
Mrs. Hiram Atkins, of Red
Shoals, is visiting her daughter,
Mrs. M. T. Chilton, who has
been ill for some days.
You are not experimenting on
yourself when you take Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy for a
cold as that preparation has won
its great reputation and exten
sive sale by its remarkable cures
of colds, and ean always be Hep
ended upon. It is equally valuable
I for adults and children and may
! be given to young children with
; implicit confidence as it contains
Jno harmful drug. Sold by all
!? , [ No. 2,057
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R, J. R. CO. IS TO «ND ALONE.
American Tobacco Company Will
Be Cut Into Just Four Big
New York, Oct. 14.—The plan
for the dissolution of the Amer
ican Tobacco Company in com
pliance with the decision of the
United States Supreme Court
decreeing it an illegal combin
ation was officially made public
tonight. It will be submitted
to the United States circuit court
of the Southern district of New
York for approval Monday. It
was decided to Imake the plan
public prematurely owing to the
publication today of a summary
purporting to be official but
which, according to Delancy
Nicholl, counsel for the Ameri
can Tobacco Company, was in
The official plan provides for
division of the American Tobac
co Company into four companies,
no one of which, it is stated, will
have a controlling influence in the
The four companies are 'the
present American Tobacco Com
pany which will continue its cor
porate existence, the Liggett &
Myers Tobacco Co., is to be
organized; the P. Lorillard com
pany, also, to be organized and
the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Com
pany, an existing corporation. ,
Disintegration is to be brought !
about by selling $115,000,000 of !
the property of the American
Tobacco Company consisting of
factories, brands, businesses
and capital stock of tobacco
manufacturing companies now
owned and controlled by it to
the Liggett & Myers Tobacco
Co., and the P. Lyriuard com
pany for cash and securities of
J the two vendee companies, and
l by distributing to common stock
! holders of the American Tobacco
: company two-thirds of the stock
|of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco
Company, now owned by the
American Tobacco Company.
Men's Overcoats from $3.98
up. Dodson & Co.
Several Danbury people have
decided that coal is cheaper than
wood and will use it as fuel the
■ coming winter. The greatest
cost is getting the coal from the
railway, which is 25c. per hun
dred. With a good road the
cost would not exceed 10c. per
Shoes for all the family. Dod
i son & Co.'
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DIED IN GEORGIA
A FORMER SJOKES CITIZEN
Mr. Jerome Younf Pisses Away
At the Afe of Ninety Years —
Father of Mr. L. J. Yonn|, of
A letter received here recently
by Mr. L. J. Young, of Danbury,
told of the death of his father,
Mr. Jerome Young, who resided
in Gilmer county, Georgia.
Mr. Young was a native of
Stokes county, having removed
to Georgia twenty-one years
ago. He resided on Snow
Creek, five miles east of Dan
bury. near the Phillips place,
before leaving this county, and
is well remembered by the older
people of this county. At the
time of his death Mr. Young
was ninety years of age.
The deceased is survived by
five sons and one daughter, as
follows : Messrs. Arthur and
Thomas Young and Miss Nicy
Young, of Gilmer county, Ga.;
Walter Young, of Walloway,
Oregon; John Young, of Moore's
Springs, this county, and L.
J. Young, of Danbury.
| Real Estate Exchange I
The following deeds have
recently been filed in the office
of Register of Dfeeds :
Boston Garinger to Susan A.
Garinger, deed for 140 acres,
more or less, consideration sl,
and love and affection.
Boston Garinger to G. G. Gar
inges, deed 125 acre 3, more or
less, consideration sl, and love
C. F. F. J. White and Nannie
Loyd to Walter J White and wife,
10 40-100 acres, consideration
W. M. Edwards and wife to
James W. Slate, 22-100 acres,
L. C. Webster to Sallie L.
Martin, one lot in town of Wal
nut Cove, N. C., consideration
Jacob Fulton and wife to L. C.
Webster, one lot in town of Wal
nut Cove N. C., consideration
P. C. Ruffin, Exec, of Annie
M- Ruffin, to Dewitt Tillotson,
26 acres, consideration S7B.
Boston Garinger to W. B.
Garinger, 82 1-2 acres, con
sideration sl, and love and affec
J. M. Mitchell, and wife to W.
R. Mitchell, 172 6-10 acres, con