THE DANBURY REPORTER.
PRICE OF LAND HIGH
FROM SIOO TO $l2O PER ACRE
Mr. H. K. Moran, Former Stokes
Citizen, Writes Interesting Letter
" • v.
As I an a native of Stokes
■** county I would like to tell my
friends through the Reporter a
little about the section where I
-- now live.
Land here where I live, 68
miles west of St. Louis, is high.
The farm adjoining me was re
cently sold fof 8105 per acre.
Another fanner one mile east
of me brought $l2O peJ acre.
The average price of land here
is about SIOO per acre,
i I only have three acres, but
I have been offered SBOO for it
cash. I sold $lO5 worth of pro
i duce off -of one year.
The yield of land hefe is about
I as follows: Wnat 55 bushels to
the acre, corn 65 bushels, oats
Y 39 bushels, potatoes from 100
to 200 bushels. Rye is not any
I I would like to see my friends
' and peopls in old Stokes and
shake their hands, but don't
waht to make that my home any
H. K. MORAN.
, Dillard News.
1 Dillard, Oct. 31.—As we have
not seen any items ffom here re
cently will write a few lines.
• v '. Our school, which is being
taught by Misses Pattie Wilson
| and Berta Ward is progressing
1 nicely, we are glad to note. '
j The attendance is very goodj
but still there are a few bright
I little boys and girls scattered
• over the district who are nOtgo
j ing and we fear will not go dur-
I ing the entire session. We
v think that parents who do not
I send their children to school every
' day they can are doing a great
' wrong. Some say they can't,
1 but where there's a will there's
1 Mr. D. H. Hodgin. of Greens
boro, was here today.
Mr. J. Ham Mitchell went to
Danbury today as witness in the
j Baker Martin case.
• Attorney J. M. Sharp passed
today enroute to Danbury.
Notice To Subscriber*.
to the late ruling of the
Postoffice Department, we are
compelled to make a revision of
. 1 our subscription lists. It is con
trary to law for a newspaper to
mailed to subscribers who are
in arrears, unless the postage
thereon is paid at the first-class
1 rate, which is impossible, as no
/ newspaper in the world can af-
to affix 2-cent. stamps to
I* every newspaper mailed out.
j Therefore, we find it necessary
j to culi-off those subscribers, who
i are behind with their subscrip
i tions, there not /being many of
And as all these amounts
' are small, so that it will not be
' practicable to try to colleet them
I here, we have tfcpught it best to
them over to the Publishers'
1 Collection Agency of New York
fpr immediate collection.
"Deacon" Clark's Description Of
Old-Time Corn Shucking.
A correspondent writes the
Mocksville Record as follows :
An old-time corn shucking
was given at the home of Mr.
J. E. Shutt last Friday night,
about 50 boys and girls being
present. In the red ear contest
Miss Lola Ellis was the lucky
one and won the ticket to the
show, finding 29 red ears. After
the corn was shucked the good
time came, which was serving
chicken pie and pumpkin pie.
After supper the ladies were
entertained by piano and violin
music, while the boys were
enjoying the game of pulling
Tige's tail. C. C. March and W.
L. Shutt seemed to be the best
at that, as the scratchers were
not able to part them.
Now "Deacon" Clark, of the
Statesville Landmark, disagrees
with the writer of the above
and he proceeds to give a des
cription of an old-fashion corn
husking. Hear him :
This wasn't "an old-time
shucking," it was only an imit
ation. At the old-time shuckings
the main feature, first, was to
divided the corn pile by running
a fence rail through the middle
and two captains chose the
shuckers for the race. One
captain got first choice of the
ends of the pile and the other
first choice of the shuckers.
Then they fell to and shucked
like all possessed to see which
could finish the task first. A
part of the inspiration of the
race was a jug with a corn" cob
stopper, in the fence corner.
At a well managed shucking, the
jug was passed discreetly and no
body got too much—just enough
to add to their good feeling
and the zest of the occasion. If
ladies were present the young
man who found a red ear was
entitled to kiss. The corn wasn't
clean, but that was expected,
j The work done the chicken pie
i and pumpkin and potato custard,
i boiled ham and other good things
| were served on a long table in
1 the yard, and if the night was
cool, .as it usually was, there
i was wrestling, dancing, "pull
ling Tige's tail" or "Todd from
i tril." and other forms of amuse-
ment. There was no ticket to a
! show as a prize and piano and
I violin music was unknown. The
j idea of playing a piano at an
1 old-time corn . shucking ! But
there was fiddle music in abun
i dance—fiddle music of th"
j time variety. The man .vno
: called a fiddle a violin on such
I occasions would have been looked
j on with suspicion.
No, the Davie shucking was
not an old-time shucking. It was
only an imitation.
Look at Your Subscripton Label.
Look at the date on your label
and you will see wheu your sub
scription is paid to. We are re
vising our subscription list. A
few of our subscribers are be
hind. We are mighty sorry,
but will have to drop them, and
all back accounts will have to be
settled with the Collection Ag
SEE OUR FULL~ VAMP
Shoes. Dodson & Co.
DANBURY, N. C., NOVEMBER 1, 191!.
WEDDED ON SUNDAY
COUPLE ON CAMPBELL ROUTE 1
Mr. Robert N. Neal, of Belews'
Creek, Leads to the Altar Miss
Ella Taylor, of Campbell—The
Happy Couple Given a Serenade.
Campbell,' Oct. 30.—0n Sun
day morning, October 29th, at
10 o'clock, A. M., a beautiful
home wedding was solemnized at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Taylor when their accomplished
daughter, Miss Ella, became the
bride of Mr. Robert N. Neal, of
Belew's Creek, Esq. E. C. Shep
pard performed the ceremony.
After they were pronounced
man and wife, the newly mar
ried couple and the attendants
attended preaching at Jute
school house. A large circle of
friends and relates were pres
ent. After mkiijight a serenad
ing party arrived. The members
had circular saws, horns and
many other things with which
they made much noise. The
bride is one of the most popular
ladies of the Campbell section,
while the groom is a prosperous
young farmer, of Belew3 Creek.
We wish them a long and happy
BAKER MARTIN INSANE.
So Declared By a Jury Here Yes
terday —Guardian To Be Appoint
ed At Once.
Baker Martin, an old colored
man of Beaver Island township,
was yesterday declared by a jury
here to be insane, and a guardian
will be appointed for him at
once, with power to take charge
of his assets, and manage his
estate. The suit was brought
by Charlie Martin, colored, one
of the heirs. The jury who pas
sed upon the matter were Messrs.
J. S. Whitten, W. C. Moore, J.
L. Moore, W. J. Johnson, Wal
lace H. Webster, P. H. Young,
Jno. W. Priddy, W. E. Hartman,
D. V. Carroll, G. W. Simmons,
Jos. H. Mabe and H. H. Reid.
Baker Martin has quite a con
siderable estate, and as there
were a large number of witness
es and many interested parties,
the case attracted a good deal of
Aged 102, He Goes Buck Home to
Await Grim Reaper.
Winston-Salem, October 28.
Aged 102 years, Mr. J. B. Culler
has "gone back home" to Wilkes
county to spend the remainder of
his days with his son, Mr. Govan
Culler. His in very good health
for a man of his age. For five
years he has been with one of
his daughters in Watauga coun
ty. In reality, Mr. Culler was
born in Orangeburg, S. C., but
he long ago cast his lot with
North Carolina and is satisfied to
continue to do so the balance of
The Bock Island Local to Meet.
The Buck Island Local F. E.
and C. U. of A. is called to meet
Saturday, Nov. 4, at four o'clock
P. M. All members expected to
NICE GRADE SUITING, 10c.
per yard. Dodson,& Co.
ONE STOKES ROAD
IS SOON TO BE IMPROVED
Winston-Salem Board of Trade To
Spend $4,000 On the Road From
Walnut Cove To Pine Hall —
Nzw Bridge To Be Erected Across
Dan River Near Madison.
It looks now like one road in
Stokes is to have a little money
spent on it even if it is done by |
outsiders and on a road road
which merely skirts the county
and which will be traveled very
little by the Stokes people. The
improvement of this road will
probably give us the distinction
of having the National Automo
bile Highway pass through a
portion of our county. The fol
lowing is taken from the Madi
son Herald's last issue:
A bridge across Dan river,
two miles south of Madison, is
now an assured fact, all the
necessary funds having been
raised. The Rockingham com
missioners recently agreed to
give $1,500 toward the building
of the bridge, provided the
citizens of the sections interested
contribute the balance, some
thing over $1,200. Monday after
noon Messrs. Mott Lindsay and
M. L. Misenheimer appeared be
fore the Board of Trade of
Winston-Salem and persented
the matter to them and they
readily agreed to give SSOO tow
ard the undertaking, and that
amount, together with what had
already been pledged by the
citizens of this Section, completed
the financial part of the matter.
The Winston-Salem Board of
Trade will also spend four thous
and dollars improving the seven
miles of the road that lies in
Stokes county just east of Pine
When completed, the new
road will mean a saving of about
nine miles in distance between
Madison and Winston-Salem, and
it will no doubt be adopted as
the National Automobile High
way between the two towns.
Besides this, it will open up a
great stretch of country to the
two towns and will be of incal
culable value in a business
A Progressive Citiz :n
, Mr. P. H. Young, of Sandy
i Ridge Route 1, was in the Re
porter office Tuesday. Mr. Youug
is a gentleman of very com
| mendable public spirit and county
j pride. He says that it is strange
I that so many of our citizens are
: against schools and roads—our
j two greatest needs. He is wil
j ling to be taxed SSO per year to
| get good roads. Would there
were a thousand more of the
same opinion. Our'county roads
would then be a source of pride
to all our citizens, property
would greatly increase in value,
distances would be reduced tre
menduously, and things in gen
eral would look up. Give us
more citizens like Pleas Young,
and it will make old Stokes a
better and happier county,
OUR STORE FOR BARGAINS.
THREAD 24cts. PER DOZEN
Spools- Dodson & Co.
BOX PARTY AT MEADOWS.
To Be Given Saturday By the Pub
lic School—Excellent Music And
A Good Time Promised—Every
A box party will be given by
the public school at Meadows
next Saturday night, November
4th, to which the public is cor
dially invited. The Tuttie string
band will furnish excellent music
for the occasion and a pleasant
time is promised all who attend.
The proceeds of the party will be
used for the improvement of the
It is the custom at these par
ties for the young ladies who at
tend to carry boxes filled with
various good things to eat and
these are sold by an auctioneer
to the highest bidder. Usually
each young lady's sweetheart is
the purchaser of her box and he
often has to pay pretty dearly
for it on account of the other
fellows bidding against him.
After the sale each young fellow
who has purchased a box gets
his girl and they eat together its
These box parties have been
of great benefit to many of the
public schools in the county
during the past two or three
years. With the money derived
from them a number of school
buildings have been painted while
others have purchased libraries,
seats, water coolers, individual
drinking cups and various other
equipment. They deserve the
liberal patronage of the public.
Prof. Coats, of Baltimore, a
consulting electical engineer, is
spending some time here secur
ing facts in regard to the iron ore
and other minerals properties in
the northern part of the coun
Mr. M. T. Chilton last
week had the rock blasted out
of the Smith vineyard, which he
now owns. Mr. Chilton is among
the county's best farmers.
! A FATHER'S VENGEANCE
i would have fallen on any one
' who attacked the son of Peter
! Bondy, of South Rockwood,
Mich., but he was powerless be
; fore attacks of Kidney trouble.
| "Doctors could not help him,"
|he wrote, "so at last we gave
him Electric Bitters and he im
proved wonderfully from taking
six bottles. Its the best Kidney
medicine I ever saw." Back
ache, Tired feeling, Nervousness,
Loss of Appetite, ward off Kid
ney trouble that may end in
dropsy, diabetes or Brights dis
ease. Beware: Take electric
Bitters and be safe. Every bot
tle guaranted. 50c. at all Drug
Public School Teachers' Voting Contest
I hereby cast 25 votes for Miss
— in the
Danbury Reporter's School Teachers' Voting Contest.
THE VOTING HAS STARTED
A Number of New Candidates En
tered By their Friends—The De
lights of the Week's Vacation To
The Teachers' Voting Contest
starts off very well. It bids fair
to be the greatest one yet. A
number of subscribers have
paid their subscriptions since
the last issue, but only a few of
them voted, as they wish to re
serve the votes till later on in
the contest, and see what candi
dates come in later. However
votes are cast this week for
four new candidates, as follows :
Misses Maud Neal, Daisy Dear
min, Roxie Taylor and Duo
Read the big page Contest ad,
and see the rules and rugulations
of the contest. Rememberevery
issue of the Reporter will con
tain a blank coupon, which may
be cut out and used to cast 25
votes for the lady of choice.
One young man school teacher,
who paid up his subscription this
week, told the Reporter that this
would be a great contest. He
said the trip and vacation would
be a most happy occassion for
the girls, and that when the
party started they would doubt
less be accompanied by a large
number of friends. Several
young men have already signi
fied their intention to go along,
while also many girl friends of
the different candidates will be
in the party, too. It wifl indeed
be a delightful occasion—this
week's trip and vacation to the
seashore or whatever resort
chosen, with all expenses paid.
The vote stands today as fol
Miss Annie McAnally 225
" Daisy pearmin 100
" Roxie 100
, " Maud Neal 75
" Duo Smith 50
I Register of Deeds Dr. W. C.
Slate has'issued marriage license
recently as follows:
Henry Apperson to .Vliss Ele
i anor Phillips.
Bossie East to Miss Addie
Willie Moore to Miss Lilla
R. N. Neal to Miss Ella Tay
Messrs Joseph Coleman' and
John Covington, of Meadows,
were here Monday.