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Let No Honest and Intelligent Man
Be Fooled By False Statements Re=
guarding the Cost of Building and
Repairing Roads==Read What Dr.
Pratt Says.
The Reporter learns that
many wild and untrue reports;
are being circulated in the coun- 1
ty by opponents of the bond
issue regarding the cost of
building sand clay roads.
It would be much better to let
only truth be told, and if good
roads are a bad thing let them \
be voted down, but if a good i
thing lets build tnem. Let the
people decide with their in
telligence and judgment from
a truthful statement of facts
whether or not we need good
roads, and what their cost will j
There is a report in Danbury
township that *15,000 will not j
trim out the brush, etc., for the
route. Such false tales as this
are doing the cause of good
roads a benefit rather than in
jury, and will fool no one.
The Reporter invites the con
sideration of honest and intellig
ent people to the following letter
received from Dr. J. Hyde!
Pratt, the North Carolina State 1
Geologist, and one of the highest
authorities o.i road building in
the South :
March 6, 11)13.
Editor Reporter.
Danbury, N. 0.
Dear Sir :
I wish to acknowledge receipt j
of your letter of recent date re-1
garding the sand clay road in
Stokes county. The estimate |
that I gave of $1,500 per mile i
for the construction of sand
clay roads in Siokes county took
•into consideration that you
would probably have a great
deal of grading to do. If you;
have little or no grading, you
can- reduce the cost of sanding
a clay road down to as low as
S2OO and S3OO per' mile, accord
ing to the distance you have to
haul the sand. We have built
sand-clay roads as cheap as
$275 per mile according to the
grading. If conditions exist as
you state in your leiter you
ought to be able to cut down
the $1,500 figure I gave you
quite a lot. Then again it de-
B;nds on the width of the road.
0 not make you roads less than
20 feet wide. You will get bet
ter results in the end. You
will not need, however, to sand-|
clay but 9or 10 feet in the cen
ter, keeping the dirt portion on
,each side of the sand-clay with
a gentle slope to the ditches.
1 built last year a small
stretch of sand-clay road in
front of my house. Last winter,
which was one of the most
severe we have had here at
Chapel Hill, the sand-clay road
did not soften or have much
more mud upon it than a re
gular macadam road, while the
balance of the roads were any
where from a few inches to hub
deep in mud. As soon as the '
rains ceased and the snow got
off the road had dried out hard
and smooth almost within
twenty-four hours. We have
built the sand-clay roads in the
mountains in Buncombe and
Henderson counties, and it is
considered by all up there better
than tftieir macadam roads and it
goes through the hard winters 1
without being especially hurt.
In order to keep a sand-c ay
road in first class condition the
road drag should be run over it
after heavy rains.
I wish to say that if the people
of Stokes c unity vote the bond
issue, they will never regret it.
You have naturally a fine county,
which will grow in wealth and ;
population rapidly with a good 1
system of roads.
Yours truly,
State Geologist. ]
In another letter regarding i,
it he cost of repairing roads, the j
Reporter has received the follow- j
|ng: 0
i Editor Reporter,
Danbury, N. C.
I Dear Sir :
I w : sh to acknowledge receipt j
of yours of February 25th in l
regard to the question of main
i tenance of sand-clay roads. In ;
reply would say that the up-1
keep of the sand-clay road is a |
comparatively simple matter. '
• The principal feature in its up
keep is the use of the road drag!
at regular intervals and at such!
time as the road is in proper con
dition for it to be of most benefit
Of course, when any portion of
the road becomes worn and hol'js
appear, these should be im
mediately filled in with sand,
j The cost of this would depend on
the distance the sand would
have to be hauled, the :">«• of
labor, etc. It is gen^ 1- . . i
mated that on a
cost for dragging {. .
is as low as $3 p
this cost would have
the expense of rej. .. „ i.
j places which needed *" ' liiiod
■ in with more sand.
I To sum up, I would say that
the cost of maintaining the
sand-clay road would be £3 per
mile per year plus what it would
| cost to haul enough sand to fill
|in the holes which may have
» worn; provided the road is pro
! perly biult, crowned and drained
j under the supervision of a com
petent road engineer, in the
first place.
Trusting the above will give 1
iyou the information desfred. I
am. Yours sincerely,
State Geologist.
, Hamm-Harris Marriage.
King Route No. 2, March 10.
—A beautiful home wedding was
solemnized at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Hamm, of King
Route 1, on March sth, at high J
noon, when their attractive
daughter, Miss Ruby Alma, be
come the bride of Mr. Frank P.
Harris, of South Carolina. The
bride and groom entered the
parlor where a few relatives and
friends were assembled and Rev.
J. W. Vestal, of Pilot Mt., spoke •
the words that made the happy ,
couple man and wife. The bride j
was handsomely attired in a tail-!
ored suit of blue with hat and
gloves to match, carrying a large
boquet of carnations. After con
gratulations they were ushered:
into the dining room where a
nice surnptous dinner was pre- !
pared in honor the bride. The
bride and groom amid a showerj
of rice left on the 2:30 train for.
South Carolina, the home of the
groom's mother, where they will j
spend a few days before going i
to Dabney, N. C.\ the groom's I
place of business. We wish the |
"happy couple a long and happy I
At Mt. Olive Church Third Sun
day In March.
King Route 2, March 10.—
Mr. Archibald Johnson, the
editor of Charity and Children, of 1
Thomasville, will address the peo
ple of Mt. Olive Baptist church
the third Sunday in March at the
morning service on the needs of
the orphanage. Would be glad j
to have a large representation J
from other churches. It will do '
you good to hear brother John- !
Armoor River Privet, the one
best hedge plant, combining
beauty, hardiness and efficiency.
Two feet, heavy
per hundred, F. O. B. winston-
Salem. L. A. REYNOLDS,
31etn mi 3, >l. C. 15jan2mo
DANBURY, N. C., MARCH 12, ir,3
! !
:Caught By Rolling Log and,
Seriously Injured—Several
Ribs Broken, and Other- ;
Wise Bruised.
j Mr. H. H. Reid, of Danbury |
Route 1, was seriously and 1
i almost fatally hurt last Satur-j
; day by a rolling log, which
i caught him and crushed several
j ribs. He is in quite a serious
! condition, but it is expected that
j he will recover.
Mr. Reid was attending a
chopping when the accident
befell him. He is attended upon
Iby Dr. McCanless of
! being confined to his bed with
I much suffering.
Lawscnville. ,
I !
Lawsonville, March 10.'—Mr.
Willis Moore visited his sister,
MissOberia, Sunday.
Miss Sullie Sh-lton returned
home Saturday f*' * spending
two weeks witl r brother, 1
Mr. Hub She' i S'uart, Va.
Mr. and . E. i. Lawson
visited at 11. Robertson
Sin 1 ty.
dr. Josiuh Robertson visited
!;».■» brother, Mr. John Robertson
Sunday who has been sick for
some time. He is not improving
• ry much we are sorry to
. know.
Misses o!>eria Moore and Pearl
Sheppard and Mr. Willis Moore
visited at v, r. .J. A. Sheppard's
a short while Sunday evening.
Misses Fannie Sands and Ola
Burge visited at Mr. J. A. Law
son's Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Sheppard,
] Mr. J. A. Lawson and children !
visited at Mr. M. H. Robertson's
Sunday evening.
i Mr. R. L Lawson and daugh
ter. Miss Myrtle, attended
divine service h Id at North
View Sunday by Uev. Watt and
| Paul Priddy and Walter Mabe.
Mr. Fred Ayers of Stuart, Va.,
visited at Mr. E. C. Sheppard's
Mr. Percy Sheppard visited
at Mr. Z. R. Sheppard's Sunday.
Quite a number of young
i people visited at Mr. J. A. Shep- 1
pard's Saturday and Sunday. I
Among those present were,
Ayers Alpha Brown,
I May and Alpha Jessup. Messrs.;
1 Ralph Brown, Lester Smith, 1
.limmie Cirns, Roy and
Noy Doss, Wheeler Smith, and
! Mr. Fred Smith returned home
last week from Winston where
he has been employed by
East & Dairy for several
months. !
I Virginia-, the little daughter of
j-Mr. and Mrs. Z. R. Sheppard,
who has been sick for some days,
is improving, we are glad to
j Whereas, our Heavenly Fath- 1
; er has called from our midst and
i church one of our beloved mem-1
Ibers. Joel Y. Holland was'
j born Apr. 3, 1891, died Feb. 24, j
] 1913, age 21 years, 10 months'
and 21 days. He professed
faith in Christ at a protracted l
I meeting held in the grove at!
I Haw Pond school house in Aug.
1909, and was baptized at the
close of said meeting. After
• wards he united with Quaker
Gap Baptist church when or
ganized in Oct.. 1909. Brother
' Holland had scarcely arrived at
early manhood when the sum-'
mons came; which should be a j
caution to all to remember our
i Creator in the days of our
' youth. He was loved and re- j
; spected by all who knew him. j
| Resolved first, that we deeply i
i sympathize with the relatives of
! our deceased brother, and would
! gladly help them bear their
sorrows. Second, that we com
mend them to Him who knoweth
and doeth all things well.
Third, that a copy of these re
solutions be spread on our
minutes and one be sent to the
Danbury Reporter for publica
tion. . .
W. G. SLATE, |
Big Change Taking Place
In Favor of Good Roads.
Mr. J. J. Priddy Estimates That
Majority Will He Cast In
Favor of the Issue-Mr.
Priddy's house
Catches Afire.
Messrs. J. .J. Priddy and R.
JN. Throckmorton, the former
from Snow Creek, the latter a
citizens of Danbury township,
were in town Wednesday of
; this week on business. Mr.
Priddy stated that Snow Creek
will give a majority for the bond
issue for good roads on April 1.
|'lhe people for a-v.hile were
1 against the bond issue, as they
had figured the co.»t was too
heavy, etc., but after studying
the question they are fast chang
ing to the idea that we are al
ready paying much more tax on
account of had roads than the
interest on the lionds will amount
to. Mr. Priddy estimates that
a majority of GO or 75 will be
given for roads.
Mr. Priddy's house caught on
fire the other day, but was dis
tinguished before any damage
was dope.
j- -
Charles Hiram Adkins was
born in Surrv county near Pilot
Mountain, N. C., May 18th,
i 18(>8, and departed this life in
! North Dakota uii February loth,
• He was converted and joined
the Methodist church in August,
1879, and lived a consistent
Christian life until the time of
his death. Charlie lived his
religion daily. His faith in God
was strong. He trusted Him
when the dark clouds were
gathering as he did when the
sky was clear and the day bright.
He possessed that faith of which
the poet wrote when he said: "A
i faith that shines more bright
! and clear when tempests rage
j without; that when in danger
knows no fear, in daakness feels
| no doubt."
i About four years agi when his
brother, Johnnie, was suddenly
killed, he at that time being in
North Dakota, wrote a letter to
his-mother. These are some of
the words: "Ma, we must just
trust God. We don't know what
( is best hut He will lead us. God
! knows that I had rather died my
self than to have seen John go.
I can't understand it, but God
does what is best. I will meet
him in Heaven."
j On February 20th, we laid his
I body away irt the old family
I burying ground, to rest until the
| great resurrection morning,
! while his spirit is with God and
] redeemed ones above. We can
j say of Charlie, as Jesus said of
Lazarus: He is not dead, but
sleepeth. But on the resurrec
| tion morn, when the trumpet of
Jof the Lord shall sound and the
j dead in Christ' shall rise, Charlie's
body shall arise clothed with
\ immortality and then soul and
i body united again, he shall live
I with the blood washed throng in
the Heaventy Home, where there
I will be no more sorrow, no more
i separation, no more death, and
where no tear will ever dim the
eye; for God shall wipe away all
tears from their eyes.
Let us be faithful in the
Master's service and we shall
i see Charlie's face again.
Best For Skin Diseases.
Nearly every skin disease
yields quickly and permanently
to Bucklen's Arnica Salve, and
nothing is better for burns or
bruises. Soothes and heals. John
Deye, of Gladwin, Mich., says,
lifter suffering twelve years w;ith
skin ailment and spending S4OO
in doctors'bills, Bucklen's Arnica
Salve cufed him. It will help
you. Only 25\ Recommended
by all Druggist?.
Every voter in Stokes county
! should read carefully the letter
of Mr. W. A. Petree in this
paper before he votes in the
I coming election on the bond
issue for roads.
Mr. Petree is well and favor
ably known all over Stokes
county. He is an educated man
of the very highest standing and
has the confidence of every man
who knows him. He was, up
to the time of accidentally falling
and being hurt, county farm
demonstrator and did much for
the farmers of the county. Com
ing from such a man this letter
should and we believe will have
the careful consideration it de
In his letter Mr. Petree shows
plainly that it is actually cost
ing the people of Stokes county
much more money to do without
good roads than it would to
build them. And it is. costing
even more than he has made it
appear. Mr. Petree informs the
Reporter that since writing the
letter referred to he has found
from information given him by
Winston warehousemen that
Stokes produces a million pounds
more toEiacco than he calculated
upon, and the added extra ex
pense from bad roads in getting
this to market runs Mr. Petree's
figures past the two million dol
lar mark. This will probably be
shown by Mr. Petree in our
next issue.
So, then. Stokes county is ac
tually paying more than two
million dollars a year tax to bad
roads. This is indeed a "stu
pendous sum," Mr. Oliver,
which we are laying out every
year—and the worst is that we
still have no roads after paying
this enormous tax.
Good Reports Received.
Good reports are being re
ceived from all over the county
in regard to the bond issue for
Mr. R. L. Nunn, who has
; recently been speaking at a num
ber of places in the county, says
that he finds a good many who
formerly opposed the bond issue
are now in favor of it.
Mr. J. J. Priddy has recently
talked with many voters of Snow
Creek township, and he gives it
as his opinion that the township
will carry the bond issue by a
good majority.
The Reporter learns that Mr.
jO. J. Cates, of Sauratown town
ship, and Mr. Isaac D. Barr, of
j Yadkin township, both leading
| citizens of their respective
' -communities, who have been
opposed to the bond issue, now
are for it.
The Reporter has heard other
reports to the same effect, but
mentions these only to show that
the bond issue is growing more
in favor with the people.
Dillard. March 11. Rev.
King filled his regular ap
pointment at Oak Grove Satur
day and Sunday.
Mrs. Lizzie Featherston is
visiting at Mr. J. T. Rothrock's
this week.
Messrs. Will and Robert Ward,
Stacy Rothrock and Wade Stultz
called at Mr. G. W. Roberts' Sun
day afternoon.
Master Cecil Mitchell has been
very ill for the past week.
Ex-Sheriff C. M. Jones, of
Walnut Cove, was here Monday
collecting taxes.
Mr. J. Wilson Mitchell has
sold his house and lot here to
Mr. J. M. Fagg. Mr. Fagg will
move his family here about May
the Ist.
Mrs. J. P. Carter is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Bill Neal, near
Madison this week. *
Union Oyster Supper
Saturday Night, March 11
The Danbury Local of Farmers
F. E. & C. U. of A. will give
an oyster supper at the Taylor
Hotel in Danbury on Saturday
night, March 22nd. All members
are invited to attend.
No. 2,0210
Of Farmers Union To Be
Held At Danbury On
March 21 and 22.
Mr. W. L. N'unn Makes A\ore
Appointments To Speak To
Local Unions.
will hold a county meeting
at Danbury on the 21st of March,
commencing at 7:30 p. m., at
night, and continuing on next
dav. March the 22nd.
We will have State Organizer
J. Z. (ireen and Mr. P. M.
Comer, of Danville, Va.. at our
meeting, who will make speeches
for us.
We want every Union man
in the county to attend this
meeting sure. Drop everything
1 and come.
Mr. .1. Spot Tay'or will call
'a mfetin'x of the stockholders of
>f the Dry Pri/.ery to meet with
:u* at the same time. Matters
of great importance are to come
'before this meeting and you
can't afford not to be here.
1 will be at Piedmont local
on th' l 17th of March, at 1 p. m.;
'Mt. Tabor, on 17th. at 7:30 n.
m,: Rn=e Hud, on 18th, at 7:30
p. m.: Chaffin's, on 19th. at 7:30
p. m.
■ Don't fail to meet us at the
above named times and places
and be sure to attend the county
and stockholders meetings at
Come on the 21st at night and
stay all day Saturday.
Sandy Ridge.
Sandy Ridge, March 9.-Rev.
Fred Smith preached at Delta
! Sunday. There was a large
crowd out.
Mrs. Fannie Morefield, of
Sandy Ridge, is very sick at this
: writing with measles.
Born unto Mr. and Mrs. Willie
Steele, a fine boy.
Mr. Ott Wail, of Donnaha,
purchased a fine team of young
mules and moved to his father's
farm at Sandy Ridge.
Mrs. Fannie Hawkins and
daughter, Lottie, visited Mr.
I and Mrs. J. J. Martin Sunday.
| Those who visited Misses
Mary and Nina Steele Sunday
night were as follows; Misse3
Edna and Ida Hawkins. Ella
Ruth and Lemma Wall; Mr. and
i Mrs Moir Hawkins, Messrs. Ott
and Pete Wall. Percy Morefield,
Carl and Charlie Mabe. Tomie,
Everett and Elias Hawkins,
Albert and Sam Vernon, Swan
son and Joe Moore, Sam and
Frank Taylor and .John Murphy.
Rev, C. A. Wall will preach
at Delta Sunday at 2 o'clock.
Campbell, March 10. —Miss
Mary Pringle opened school at
the Sand's school house Mon
Mrs. T. W. Tilley visited her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Lackey, Sunday.
Mr. L. V. Foddrill recently
sold his farm on Campbell Route
1 to Mr. Hub Rhodes.
Little Jim Martin Pringle hap
pened to a very painful accident,
when he almost cut his finger off
with a knife.
Services will be held at Peter's
Creek Sunday by Rev. -lames
King and Jim Martin. Hope to
see a large crowd out.
Misses Mary Pringle and
Gladys Lackey, and Messrs.
Wesley Pringle and Hassell
Tilley visited Misses Bessie and
Erie Moore Sunday.
Mrs. Harriett Moore is visiting
her son. Mr. Mr. W. C. Moore,
this week.
Mr. R. A. Martin, traveling
salesman for Swans in Bros.,
spent Friday night at Mr. J. W.
Rev. Jas. King, of Walnut
Cove Route 1, has an appoint
ment to preach at the M. E
church here tonight,

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