THE DANBURY REPORTER.
SATURDAY. DECEMBER '23
The Danbury Reporter Will Give
Five Dollars in Gold For the
Best Ear of Corn Grown in Stokes
County—Send In Your Ear of
Corn At Once.
On Saturday. December 23th,
the day before Christmas eve, a
corn show will be held at the
Reporter office in Danbury, in
which every corn grower in
Stokes county, man, woman or
child, is cordially invited to par
ticipate. This offer was made
in the issue of the Reporter of
May 31, and the date of the
show was set for the first Mon
day in December, but later it
was changed. Now the time is
definitely set for Saturday,
December 23, 1911, at 12 o'clock
M., and it is hoped that every
corn grower in Stoke 3 county
will enter. Bring or send the
best ear or ears of corn you
have—you may get one of the
prizes, which are as follows :
For the best ear—ss.oo in gold,
given by the Bank of Stokes
By "best" is meant taking
into consideration size, quality
of grain, uniformity of the filling
out, etc. You know what is
meant by "best."
For the second best ear —$2.00
in cash, given by the Bank of
For the' Third Best—One
year's subscription to the Dan
The judges in the contest will
be Messrs. I. G. Ross, of Locust
Hill farm; J. Spot Taylor, of
Danbury, and W. H. Flinchum,
of Danbury Route 1.
The prizes are not so large,
but the honors are very impor
tant. and we hope you will be
sure to enter your corn. Every
body is earnestly invited.
How To Pyison Rats.
A simple way to rid your
houses, stables, etc., of rats is to
soak two or three boxes of
matches in warm water until the
heads come off and then use the
water to make up corn dough.
Place it where the rats can reach
it and it will soon fix them.
Rats like the taste of matches.
The writer has tried the experi
ment anl found it works fine.
Work Started On New Bridge.
The intelligence that work has
been started on the bridge to be
erected across Dan river at the
Clemmons ford, five miles north
of Danbury, will be hailed with
delight by the people of the
northern part of Stokes who have
to cross at this dangerous ford
when they visit the county seat.
This bridge will be all steel ex
cept the floor. It will probably
require ten days or two weeks to
Save the Coupons For the Girls-
Through an oversight the Vot
ing Coupon was ommitted from
the last-issue of the Reporter.
Every subscriber should cut out
this coupon every week. The
contest will end the 20th of Jan
uary, and some nice young lady
will greatly appreciate the votes
which you may be able to give
A typographical error occurred
in the advertisement of the
Bank of Stokes County in the
Reporter of Nov. 22, when it wa*
stated that the Bank was pay
"ten per cent interest on
certificates of deposit." It should
have read "four per cent."
Nr. Sam Shelton Hurt at High
Mr. Sam Shelton, formerly of
Stokes county, now an employe
of the Snow Lumber Company
of High Point, was badly hurt
limt week. He was examining
a car of lumber, when a great
pile of the timbers fell on him,
mashing his breast and head.
Matting. Boyles Mercantile Co.
Straw Carpets. Boyles Mercan
tile Co. „
BOYS' CLOTHING; big line.
Boyles Mercantile Co.
Center Tables. Boyles Mercan
WALNUT COVE ROUTE ONE
Marriage of Mr. Tuttle and M'm
Cumbie—Christmas Tree For Pal
myra Sunday School—Other News.
Walnut Cove, Route 1, Dec. 4.
—Miss Sallie Cumbie and Mr.
Tom Tuttle were happily joined in
wedlock Sunday. We hope them
a long and happy married life.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Meadows
1 visited Mr. M. T. Meadows Sun
| day evening.
! Miss Susie White visited Miss
j Martha Greene Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs J. S. Chapman
visited Mr. and Mrs. W. V.
! Meadows Sunday,
j The school at Palmyra is prog
ressing nicely, taught by Mr.
!E. W. Isely and Miss Harriette
Ross. They will give a box
party 3rd Saturday night in
Misses Polly White, Martha
Greene and Mamie Chapman,
Messrs Frank Ross, Bill Smith,
Luther Fowler, Willie Fowler
and Numie Knight visited at
Mr. M. T. Meadows' Sunday
Misses Hattie Meadows, Annie
Miller and Bertha Meadows
spent part of last week in Win
Miss Pearlie Blaylock visited
Mrs. Foy Smith Sunday.
Mr. Arch and Miss Hessie
Smith visited Miss Ella Tatum
Saturday and Sunday.
There will be preaching at
Palmyra 2nd Sunday by Rev. J.
H. Biendall. Hope there will be
| a large crowd out.
Palmyra Sunday school is pre
' paring for an Xmas tree.
Miss Lora Young visited Miss
' Annie Miller Sunday. ,
j TWO BROWN EYED GIRLS.
Death of Mr. Peter Overby.
Peter's Creek. Va., Dec. 4. —
On Monday evening at 8 o'clock
Mr. Peter Overby, an aged citi
zen of this neighborhood, passed
away. Mr. Overby had been in
failing health for about a year
following an attack cf. typhoid
and malaria. About a week be
fore his death he was again
stricken with the same disease.
All that could be done for him
was done, but nothing could stay
the icy hand of death. He
had long been a consistent mem
ber of the Primitive JBaptist
church and his funeral was con
ducted at the residence Wednes
day by his pastors, Elders E. M.
Barnard and W. H. Collins after
which his remains were laid to
rest in the family burying
ground. The large crowd that
attended the funeral showed the
esteem in which he was held.
He leaves one sister, three
brothers, an aged wife, four sons
and one daughter: Messrs. Buck
Overby, of Stuart, Va., Jacob
Overby, of Brim, James Overby,
of Smith, Thomas Overby,' who
recently moved to W. Va., and
Mrs. Phil Shelton, of Mt. Airy,
to mourn his loss.
Collinstown News Items.
Collinstown, Dec. 4.-Corn
shuckings are about over in this
neighborhood. There is a very
good crop considering the
drought, also a very good crop
of wheat considering the sea
Miss Flora Hutchens looks
very sad as Walter has gone to
Mt. Airy this week. Cheer up,
Flora, he will probably get back
I think the wedding bells will
ring here in the near future.
Miss Annie Hutchens is at
Brown Mt., again. Hurry back
home, Annie, we miss you.
Mr. Elijah Hutchens is home
Mr. D. C. Smith has been
sick but is improving now.
Messrs. E. C. Ward, A. J.
and J. Ellis Hill are above Mt.
Airy looking at some land with
the intention of-buying same.
Three more recently joined
the church at State Line, making
a total of 23 to unite with that
church this year.
Talking Machines are not sold
by Miller-Wolff Co. at Rural
Hall because they sell goods for
eash. This business does its own
talking. Their reduction sale
during December enables you to
get a pair of $3.00 shoes for $2.00.
DANBURY, N. C., DECEMBER 6, !9!i.
MISS JETTIE MOREFIELD LEADS
WITH IWENTY-TWO HUNDRED VOTES
WHIRLWIND OF BALLOTS BLOWS IN
THE GIRLS AND THEIR FRIENDS NOW AT WORK
IN EARNEST—MANY COUPONS MAILEDTOTHE
OFFICE-SUBSTANTIAL GAINS BY VARIOUS
CANDIDATES - ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD OF
YOUNG FOLKS WILL GO WITH THE H CKY
EIGHT TO OLD OCEAN--MAY TAKE A TtfAIN
TO HOLD THEM.
Miss Jettie Morefield, of
Sandy Ridge Route 1, 2,200
Miss Daisy Dearmin, of
Miss Roxie Taylor, of
Miss Mary Matthews, of
Miss Lucy Joyce, of Sandy
Miss Annie McAnally, of
Miss Lucy of
Miss Mabel Petree, of
Walnut Cove, 675
Miss Maud Neal, of Pine
Miss Louella Fulp, of Wal
nut Cove, 645
Miss America King, of
Pilot Mt., 500
Miss Mally Redman, of
Miss. Minnie Roberts, of
Miss Harriette Ross, of
Walnut Cove Route 1, 275
Miss Annie Blair, of Dan
Miss Mary Sue Willis, of
Walnut Cove Route 5, 200
| Miss Effie Gentry, of
Miss Effie Blackwell, of
Pine Hall, 175
Miss Duo Smith, of Iredell
Miss Mae Wall, of Madi
Miss Jennie Reid, of
The 20th of January, 1912, is
not long off, and the subscribers
and patrons of the Reporter,
who are numbered by the thou
sands in this and other counties
and states, are beginning to
I realize it. Only about five more
issues of the Reporter, after this
week, will be printed before it
will be known who will be elect
ed in the Teachers' Contest for
a seven days' trip and outing to
the seacoast, next spring or
Since the last issue of the Re
porter, a markedly increased in
terest has taken place in the
| Teachers' contest, being con
ducted by the Reporter, and
many new subscribers and re
newals have come in, while hun
dreds of votes have been cast
for the various candidates.
Several new candidates have
also been entered, and now we
have an imposing array of young
ladies, among there being many
representatives from some of
the best families in the county.
The subscriber or advertiser or
job work customer, in glancing
down the list of candidates, will j
certainly find one to whom he
may with pleasure cast the votes
which he is entitled to, for it
would be hard to find anywhere
a bunch of more intelligent, re
fined and attractive girls.
The young lady who is record
ed the biggest gain since last
week is Miss Jettie Morefield.
Miss Morefield is at present
away from her home on Sandy
Ridge Route 1, being at school
down in Alamance county,
nevertheless she has in the
county a large number of friends
who are at work fqr her. She
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. Wesley Morefield, of Sandy
Ridge Route 1.
The Reporter has sent to each
of the -young lady contestants j
full instructions how to win, and i
this has had the effect of put- j
ting some of them at work in a j
very telling way. They are re-:
questing their relatives and!
friends to help them, and are |
writing to all their friends at a
distance. The consequence is
that many votes are coming in
from far as west as Colorado and
Oregon and Texas, and many
other distant States.
The management of the Re
porter desires to say that the
main reason for the inauguration
of this popular voting contest
was for the purpose of placing
the subscription list of the Re
porter on a cash-in-advance
basis, in order to do away with
the very troublesome and ex
pensive method of collecting
small amounts due for subscrip
tion. All friends and patrons
in Stokes county and elsewhere
are therefore urgently requested
to pay up at least one year in
advance, and cast the votes for
some one of the girls, who will
appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Who will win the Silver Cup?
This is now being discussed.
This elegant premium will be J
tendered the girl who receives the |
highest vote. It will be a lovely
gift, and one that may be kept
forever as a pleasant memento
of the happy occasion.
A great deal of interest is be
ing aroused over the trip to the
ocean, by the friends of the
vtr' Sur- »ardidates, y:ho will ac
company them. It is now cer
tain that a large crowd will go
long, of both young and older
people. Some of the girls'
mothers and fathers, and sisters
and brothers and other relatives
will go along. Many persons
have not seen the wide blue sea,
nor heard the dash of the waves
on the shore, nor ridden in the
beautiful launches and sail beats
on the sound. Sailing on a fine
moonlit night out to Beaufort
inlet, with your best girl among
a crowd of friends to the
cadence of splendid music,
rising and falling with the
waves, is surpassingly delight
ful. This is only one of the
many pleasures of the ocean
resorts of eastern North Caroli
na, where thousands of visitors
spend the summers. There is
no doubt that many friends of
our Contest Girls will be with
us on this great trip, and it is
indeed possible that a special
train will have to be run to ac
commodate the crowd.
Remember it costs nothing to
vote. Every dollar paid the Re
porter on subscription, advertis
ing or job work counts 100 votes.
Cut out every coupon and cast
it for your favorite. Every
vote will count on the last day
of the contest, which closes at
12 o'clock M., January 20, 1912.
Geo. Neal Means Business.
Mr. Geo. W. Neal, of Camp
bell, is going to have a big auc
tion sale at his store on Satur
day, December 23, which is sure
to be attended by a large crowd.
A large stock of dry goods,
notions, shoes, hats and hard
ware will go under the hammer.
Many of these goods are brand
new, and it will be a fine chance
to buy a few genuine bargains.
Don't forget the date, Saturday
before Christmas, 9 o'clock
morning till 10 o'clock night.
Come and bring the whole
family and all your friends.
Mr. William Gordon, of Ger
manton Route 1, was here Mon
day on business. Mr. Gordon
was accompanied by his daughter,
Sheriff C. M. Jones spent
Tuesday night at Pinnacle.
Boys' Overcoats. Boyles Mer
SHOT STEALING COAL
NEGRO MEETS HIS DEATH
Virgil Boyles, of Winston-Salem,
Shoots Negro Who Was Making
Off With Fuel.
Shot through the back by a
32-caliber revolver said to have
been in the hands of Virgil Boyles,
a young white man, employed
by the Winston-Salem Light
and Fuel Company on Fourth
Street, Marvin Williams fell on
his face in almost instant death
as he ran down the dark street
last night about 7 o'clock. The
killing occurred near the point
where the N. & W. Railroad
crosses Fourth street.
Boyles made good his es.ape
and at an early hour this morn-
I ing had not been apprehended by
j the officers, though Chief Thomas
I and several of his men had been
on the chase after the young
man practically all night.
So far as can be learned no one
' saw the shooting. The negro is
j said to have been in the act of
stealing coal from a coal car, the
property of the Gas Company,
which young Boyles was guard
ing. When he saw that he was
caught in the act Williams jump
ed and ran. A shot rang out and
the negro fell dead upon his face,
with a bullet piercing the heart ]
from his back and lodging finally !
in the chest.
A sack filled with coal was
found near the car. The negro
is supposed to have filled this
and gone back for another turn
when he was seen by Boyles.
While it is said that there is no\
one who can swear that he saw |
the shot fired, the police have a:
witness, a young white man man, i
who was near Boyles at the time j
the negro was killed.
The report of the pistal j
brought many to the scene and .
the negro was found a few feet,
from the street. Boyles was not |
sien in the crowd, and if he has I
been seen here since the shoot
ing the fact cannot be learned. '
He is about 21 years old, un-:
married and came to this city
from the lower edge of Wilkes
county some time ago. His
parents reside in Wilkes now.
Dr. J. E. Dowdy, city physi
cian, was summoned to the
scene of the shooting, as were
the police, almost immediately.
The doctor pronounced the
negro dead, and had him remov
ed to the undertaking establish
ment of J. G. Lattie, colored, on
Depot street. There the bullet
was removed from the chest and
it was found that it passed al
most through the body. Wil
liams was about 19 years old and
had lived in this city for some
time. —Winston Journal, 2nd.
A Des Moines man had an at
tack of muscular rheumatism in
his shoulder. A friend advised
him to go to Hot Springs. That
meant an expense of $150.00 or
more. He sought for a quicker
and cheaper way to cure it and
found it in Chamberlain's Lini
ment. Three days after the first
application of this liniment he
was well. For sale by all deal
Miss Sallie Stewart, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stewart,
of Danbury, has gone to Rich
mond, Va., where she will under
go an operation at one of the
Dress Goods, big line. Boyles
Public School Teachers' Voting Contest
I hereby cast 25 votes for Miss
Danbury Reporter's School Teachers' Voting Contest.
CARROLL ■ SHEPPARD
TODAY AT 10 O'CLOCK A. M.
Tinkle o! the Wedding Bells On
Snow Creek, When Mr. E. W. Car
roll Leads to the Altar Miss Nina
i Today at 10 o'clock A. M., at
the home of the bride's parents,
on Snow Creek, Mr. and Mrs. C.
H. '•Sheppard, of Sandy Ridge
Route 1, Mr. Edward W. Carroll,
of Winston-Salem, was united in
i marriage to Miss Nina Sheppard.
The ceremony was performed by
Elder .lames A. Fagg, of the
; Primitive Baptist church, in the
| presence of the near relatives
; and a few friends. Mr. Carroll's
; best man was his friend, Mr.
i Jesse Bowen, of u inston-Salem.
| Immediately after the nuptial
rites, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll left
! for Madison, where they boarded
1 a north-bound train. They will
visit Roanoke, Norfolk, Rich
|mond, Baltimore and Washing
i ton, and will be gone ten days,
| after which they will return to
Winston-Salem, their future
home. The young couple will
| board at the home of Mr. Gaston
; A. Carroll, brother of the groom.
The formerly Miss Shep
, pard, is the daughter of some of
1 our best people. She is a young
i lady of fine qualities, and rare
personal attractions, who num
bers her friends by the hundreds
in Stokes county. The groom,
Ed W. Carroll, is too well known
in the Reporter's territory to
need mention. He has for seve
ral years filled a very responsi
ble position with the Marler-
Dalton-Gilmer Co., of Winston-
The Reporter extends to the
happy couple the very best good
wishes for long life and great
Sheriff Jones Looking Ugly.
Sheriff Jones will start out on
his second round for the 1911
next, Friday, . Dec. 8, at G.
W. Neal's store, Campbell.
Sheriff Jones says the taxes
must be paid, and that he will
push the collection to the full
limit of the law, sparing neither
high nor low, rich nor poor. It
is a great trouble and expense to
have so many rounds, and the
people will have to come across
this time, sure, or get into ser
ious trouble. The Sheriff is
forced to take this stand by the
call of the State Treasurer for
the state taxes, and the county
school teachers for their money.
Big Time At Pilot Mountian.
Beginning Dec. 1, Messrs Lewis
and Simmons, of Pilot Mt., in
| augurated a special mark-down
I sale, which is attracting a great
Ideal of attention. They are
| now throwing on the market
lat a great sacrifice a very
large quantity of clothing—suits.
I pants and overcoats, and people
I are taking advantage of these un
usually low prices to fit them
| selves up for the winter. The
readers of the Reporter are
urgently requested to read the
ad of Messrs. Lewis & Simmons
in this paper very carefully, and
then act accordingly.
Mr. I. G. Ross, the head of the
county corn demonstrators, drop
; ped in on us Monday in a big
hurry, as usual. Mr. Ross thinks
Danbury township will carry off
the corn honors this time. He
will report through the Reporter