HENRY REIO WRITES
f Makes Some Calculations On
the Proposed Bond
RICH MAN PAYS IT.
People Will Say By Their Ballots
Whether They Want the
g Wealthy Man To Pay His Part
Or Whether the 18-Year-Old
Boy Shall Make Roads For the
Rich Man To Travel.
Editor Danbury Reporter:
I see there seems to be a good
many writers taking interest in
; the bond issue for good roads for
Stokes county and I am glad it
is so. I see that our friend, Mr.
Oliver, has a right smart to say
about the bond issue but he has
gone to Patrick county, Va., and
taken up the railroad bond issue
Now, Mr. Editor, I just want
to say a few words to the voters
of Stokes in regard to the bond
issue, and that is this: Every
voter should give this matter his
careful attention and not vote
just because the other fellow
says so. There has been a good
many calculations made, which
is a matter of business as I see
it, so I will make one for Peter's
Creek township. I will first say
that Peter's Creek asks for a
thirty-five thousand dollar bond
issue. We have five hundred
tax payers. Now, we want to
know how much each tax payer
would have to pay when we be
gin to pay this interest that is
such an awful fright to some of
our Stokes county folks. Now
in order to find out the amount
per year we will multiply thirty
*five thousand dollars by 6 to get
the interest which is two thou
sand and one hundred dollars
divided by five hundred tax pay
ers to get each ones part which
would be four dollars and twenty
cents if it was equally divided.
So now, small tax payer, let's
see when it is figured out how
much we would have to pay each
year. Now if I am worth two
hundred dollars my part of one
year's interest will be sixty cents.
If you are worth two thousand
dollars your part will be six dol
lars, and if he is worth four
■thousand dollars his part will be
twelve dollars. So you can see
by these figures that the property
Owner will have to pay his part
of the taxes to make roads for
himself to travel over and not
put the burden on eighteen year
old boys to take their mattock or
shovel and work hard six days
in each year for not a cent of
pay for those gentlemen to ride
over in their automobiles and
buggies without paying a cent of j
, road tax. So now, voter,' let's j
'see if that four dollars and
twenty cents spoken of can be;
cut up some by saying that there;
is two tax payers at my house
row which would be eight dol
lars and forty cents for us to pay!
for one year our part of our,
bonded interest and in fifteen,
I years there will be nine tax pav-
I crs in my family. Divide eight
j dollars and forty cents into nine
parts and we get a fraction less
v than one dollar a piece, though I
' will say that there is not as
. many boys at every house as
there is at mine but this must or
ought to be counted in the ad- 1
ding up of the bonded indebted-,
I ness in the thirty years run.
! Now, brother voter, say, do you
> think it is right to go to the polls
jpon the first day of April and vote
V- a six dollar tax a year on our
\eighteen vear old boys and leave
• ourselves without paying a cent
Aof road tax? I wjll say for or, ait
gis not right an i if y>u will look
Ait the bright side of the question 1
Mi little as well as the dark side
much you will say as I do. :
brother voter, this is not a
mquestion of politics but a question
Ppf brotherly business and let's ■
t"%>ut our shoulders to the wheel j
id roll together and carry this
»nd issue twenty to one all over
e county and make old Stokes i
e of the best counties in North i
Yours for good roads.
H. H. REII). I
Elder Walter Mabe and son,
Sandy Ridge Route 1, visited
mbury Tuesday. Mr. Mabe
a strong advocate of the bond
tue for roads. I
Sandy Ridge and Dillard Vote
Down Special Tax For
Improved Schools The
| Majority Against Proposi
i tion At Sandy Ridge, Nine;
At Dillard, One.
Elections were held on Tues
day of this week for special tax
i ation for high schools at Sandy
| Ridge and Dillard, respectively.
At both places the proposition
| was voted down, the former giv
ing a majority of 9 against
; schools, and the latter a majority
| of one against.
The following communication
has been received from Diilard :
Dillard, March 19.
Editor Reporter :
The vote on schools at Dillard
stands 31 for high school, and
;32 against high school. Had we
| have had proper aid from county
[and State we' would have won
by safe majority.
Yours very respectfully,
JAS. M. FAGG.
How the People Are Paying
; High Taxes For Bad Roads.
The heavy rains last week ;d
--most completely destroyed tue
public roads in many places in
the county, rendering travel
extremely difficult and (!an;;vr
: ous. Where the roads are loca
ted on hillsides, and where they
are level but undrained and un
surfaced, the rushing current of
j rainwater created great holes
and dangerous gutters.
Mr. E. C. Sheppard of Law
sonville was caught below Dan
bury enroute home with a load
;of goods, and attempting to
| cross the creek at Danbury, one
of his mules fell in the water and
; stuck in the mud. The animal
! would probably have drowned
but for the assistance of Mr.
Martin Hall, who jumped into
the water and held its head up
until it could be cut loose. One
set of harness was lost, but later
recovered. Mr. Sheppard had to
leave his load at the creek and
spend the night with Mr. G. C. 1
Mr. Jas. Bennett, who was
a strong an ti-good roads man, 1
went to Walnut Cove, returning
Friday. He was converted
when he got back home. Mr. 1
Bennett narrowly escaped turn
ing his team over a high cliff.
He said his mules had been dam-!
aged S2O, enough to pay road
taxes for several years. He said
he would vote for good roads
Mr. C. E. Davis on Saturday
evening was caught in the same
'scrape as Mr. Sheppard, and his
1 mule had to be cut loose from
his buggy. With ,good roads
[ this stream would have baen
| Rev. T. J. Folger while on his
way to Union Hill to preach Sun-'
day, got in trouble on the hill!
near Flatshoal. His horse fell•.
into a dangerous hole in the road
and had to be pulled out.
Danbury was without commu-1
nication with the outside world'
either by public road, telephone j
or mail for 18 hours.
Thousands of free laborers are,
at work this week repairing the!
roads as best they can. It is a j
deplorable fact that this work is l
only temporary, as the first hard!
rain will sweep the dirt away
into the gutters again.
IMllard. March lv— t'lliiaril, tho
small »n:i if Mr. uiiil Mrs. Urovor
('. Uoberts, is wr.v ill lit present.
Mrs. IA. Mitchell closed her
liriViitc selh ml hero yesterday mi
IKM'HIIIIt of IHIII-lltll'llllillUV.
Mr. Koliert Alcorn litis mumps this
Messrs. Staev Kothrock. Klbort
Roberts, Will Ward, tira.ly Mitchell
anil Wade Ktllltz visited Misses,
itosslo ami Myrlie Fagg, of Keil
Miss Delia Alcorn called on Miss
Nora Ward Sunday afternoon.
Mr. ami Mrs Will Voting visited
nt Mr. i C Huberts' Sunday.
Mrs. .1. W. Voting and daughters,
Misses Moilie and Lucy. spent Sun
day with Mr*. Will Peebles.
Several of the young people at
tended chnreli at Wilson Sunday.
Sonic •if •ittr young people are
talking oftrip to Winston Faster.
Mr. .lames Herd visited Ids sister,
Mrs. .lorry Kerry Sunday afternoon.
DANBURY, N. C., MARCH 20, 1913
One of the Greatest Freshets
In the History of the
MILL DAM GONE
The Public Roads Almost Destroy- i
ed—Plant Beds Injured—The j
Damage In Other States.
One of most disastrous storms
!of rain that ever visited the!
I county fell Thursday night, ,
; March 13. The public roads were
in many places destroyed, farm
lands were badly washed, lots of
i plant beds swept i way, and bot- •
;torn lands considerably injured.!
Dan river was the highest since
I the great freshet of 1863. The
water reached several feet above
the Olemmons ford bridge, but
the structure was ot materially
injured. The ridge over the
river at Dan bury was slightly
injured, the water reaching with
|in 3 feet of the tloor. Camping i
j Island Creek her- vas a great
! torrent, and ?»• »• s mill dam
j was washed ;• ....
! Tie storm .s wide-spread in
I several of t . - Southern States, j
where a tornado accompanied the
i tin, and one town wascomplete
ily destroyed. About 90 lives
| were lost in T nnessee, Georgia
| Sandy Riilge Route 1. 1
Sandy Ridge Route 1. March
i 17. —Rev. •). A. Joyce filled his
Iregu'ar appointment at Oak
Ridge Sunda . I
The health of the community
is very bad at present.
Mrs. Josie Joyce continues quite
low. . j
Mr. Sam Hill spent Saturday
night with Messrs. Charlie and
I John Joyce. I
i Those visiting Misses Adelia
and Era Shaffer Sunday were:
| Messrs. Sam Hill, Grover Fergu
i son and John Joyce. 1
Mr. Charlie Martin was a guest
l at Mr. J. W. Joyce's Sunday.
A terrible rain occurred here
i last Thursday night, causing the
| water courses to be highest !
known f r twenty-three years. !
I Miss Lillie Gauldin left this
morning for Stuart, Va., where
she expects to ent r school. I
Miss Hallie Joyce visited at
Mr. Walter Nelson's Sunday .
A FRIEND. 1
Meadows, March 19.—Measles !
visited nearly every family in I
this community and nearly broke
up the school here. Now mumps ]
is as thick as measles was and i
the attendance at school is so 1
low one teacher had to drop out.
Miss Winfred Tatum. the j!
assistant teacher at Meadows, is ]
assisting Mr. J. N. Young, at!s
Tuttle's school now, the average i
attendance being too low at 11
Meadows for two teachers. j 1
Mrs. \Ym. Johnson* of Mt. i
Airy, is visiting her daughter, 1 (
Mrs. J. W. Neal this week. i \
Mrs. Joyce, who has been ill j
for some time is much improved, j i
Mr. Thomas Tilley was here 1
yesterday with a drove of mules ,
and horses, making some good I
Miss Thelma Nsal visited her
parents Saturday and Sunday. i
Mr. Matt Smith kilbd a fine
porker this week. Guess it is t
about tha last one for this' i
season. [ ]
Mr Bradie Tuttle, who has j
been down with rheumatism, i S
is up and looking well again.
Music Club Meets.
r• ' }
The last meeting of the etude j
music club wa c held with Misses].
Mary and Agnes Martin March j 1
7th, 1913. The composer studied j (
at this meeting was Rubenstem. ! 1
He was a musician of rare talent
and ranks , with the best! 1
pianists the world has ever pro- j
duced. The program has been j
misplaced and will not be print- ,
ed. . 1
After the program was carried
out delicious refreshments were I
served by the hostess. 1
The Club meets on Friday
evening, iMarch 21, with Miss \
Sadie Petree. '
WALNUT COVE LETTER
A Novel Car of Freight
Passes Through Town.
BUSH 85 YEARS OLD
Walnut Cove Ladies Organize
Bachelor Girls Society Other
Walnut Cove., March 18. —A
| novel car of freight passed
I through over the N. & W. Ry.
on the evening of March 9th, con
sisting of a box bush which filled
a flat car, and would have meas
ured 12 or 15 feet in height from
the floor >f the car to the top if
the bush. The bush was said to
, be 85 years old and to weigh
35,500 pounds and was being
shipped from Eller on the Wins
ton-Salem Southbound Ry. to
Glencoe, Long Island, N. Y.
Jim Penn, colored, who was
arrested here last summer on a
charge of breaking into cars at
the N. & W. station here and
j who escaped from the town lock
up while waiting for a hearing,
! was brought back to town last
I Tuesday by a railroad detective
! and was carried over Dan bury
| jail to await the May term of
court when he will be given a
hearing on the charge of car
entering and jail-breaking.
The girls of town met with
Miss Mabelle Vaughn last Tuesday
j night and organized a Bachelor
Girls Society. Among those that i
'joined were Misses Mable and
Xetl Petree, Claude and Stella
Riorson, Maybelle and Jessie j
Vaughn, Myrtle Samuel and
, Flossie Crews. Miss Stella
Rierson was elected President,
; Miss Myrtle Samuel, Vice-Presi
dent Miss Maybelle Vaughn,
Secretary and Treasurer.
1 Senator and Mrs. J. W. Hall
were hero Thursday returning
from Raleigh. They were enroute
to Danbury. Mrs. Hall was with
her husband in Raleigh during
the session of the legislature.
I Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Minish,
of Alexandria, Va., are at Stokes
burg visiting their daughter,
Mrs. E. M. Wheeler.
A good horse belonging to Mr.
John G. Fulton died last Tuesday
after being sick only a short
Mr. A. E. Strode visited Wins
Mesdames Jacob and J. H.
Fulton spent the day last Wed
nesday in Winston-Salem shop
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Patterson,
Mt. Airy, were in town last
week enroute to Bluefield, West,
Va., to be at the bedside of Mr.
Patterson's mother, who has
been seriously ill with pneumonia.
Hon. S. P. Graves was in town
last Wed esday from Winston-
Salem. He was enroute to his
home at Mt. Airy.
Mr. John G. Fulton returned
last Friday from a trip to several
places in the interest of the
Stokes Grocery Co.
Mr. J. Spot Taylor, of Dan
bury, was in town last week on
his way to Winston-Salem.
Mr. Samuel Hairston, of Wen-'
onda, Va. was in town last
Mr. and Mrs. Natt Hedg r cock ;
spent the day in Winston-Salem!
last week visi ing relatives.
, Lawyer Helsabeck, of D.in- ;
bury, was in town last Saturdav
enroute to Rural Hall.
Miss Mary Mathews, of Ger
manton, was in town last w r eek. j
Rev. Mr. Gilmer, the Presby- 1
terian minister, of Mt. Airy, j
was in town Saturday enroute to j
Vr. Edd Carroll, of Winston-]
Salem, was in I own Saturday. j
Mr. I. G. Ross, of Walnut
Cove R ute 1, was in town last
Mr. Charlie Bowles went to 1
Winston-Sal'm last Friday.
Mr. Reid Joyce is very much
improved. He is able to be out j
on the street now, are glad to (
Mr. J. W. Winslow, of Wins-|
ton-Salem, was town Sunday.
Mr. F. R. Norman, of the
Norman-Perry Drug Co., of
Winston-Salem, was in town
Mr. John A. Burton ma'V a
business trip to Roanoke, Va.,
last week. .*
Mr. Ernest Fulton, of Wins
ton-Sslem. wis in town Sunday.
Mr. R. J.-Pettee, of German-
'J. M. FAGG FOR BONDS.
. County Commissioner Of
Beaver Island Will Vote
For Good Roads---But Is
1 Not In Favor of Issuing
i Bonds Unless the Majority
Of the People Vote It.
! Dillard, March 19.
i Editor Reporter :
I noticed in a former issue of
| the Danbury Reporter that at
; least two of the county commis
sion rs had >ntimated that if the
good roads bond issue failed to
carry, they favored the issuing
,of bonds anyway for road con
struction. Now I want it under
stood that I favor good roads
and will vote in the election for
good roads bond issue, but if it
fails to carry, then I am with
the majority of the people, and
will not fav r bonds for roads
until we think the majority of
the people favor good roads.
The reason I write this article
jis because I understand it is ru
|moredin some sections of the
! county that I favor issuing bonds
j against the will of the majority
iof the people if the goo. roads
i bond issue fails to carry, which
i is untrue.
! Now I hope every township in
I the county, and especially Bea
j ver Island, will carry the good
I roads bond issue by big major-
I beg to remain, your servant,
JAS. M. FAGG.
King, March 20. —The recent
freshet did much damage through
this section destroying plant
bed and washing land.
Mr. Jim Hutchins went to
Winston Saturday on business.
Mr. Alvie Turner has entered
in his new duties at Roxboro
with the Carolina Chemical
Works. Mr. Turner is the son
of Mr. Joe Turner, of King, a
prosperous farmer. The young
men regret to see him leave, but
wish him much success in his
Mr. W. C. Southern is out
again after being confined to his
room with measles for three
Mr. J. W. Spainhou-, post
master here, is improving some,
after a week's severe illness.
His friends wish him a speedy
Born unto Mr. and Mrs.
Charlie Hutchins, a girl.
There were a great many
citizens of King visited the
Yadkin river Friday. Tney
report that the river was the
highest it has been in fifty
Sunday, March 30th, will be
Missionary Day at King Baptist
church. The Sunday school is
preparing a program which will
be given in next issue.
Prof. Hiatt and Miss Mallie I
Redman spent Saturday night in !
Pilot Mtn., returning Sunday!
Miss Marie Moore went to
Winston Saturday on business.
Mr. E. O. Caudle has finished
his nice residence in King. Mr. i
Caudle has one of the best build
ings in town.
Mr. S. Pulliam is preparing
to build a nice residence here
The moving picture show will :
give mi exhibition Saturday night, j
Mr. Joyce is giving a good show. 1
and the price Is only 1" cents. Every
body should patronize it.
ton, was in town last week
Miss Klioda Adams returned l ist
Saturday from 1111 extended trip,
to Kuril) Hall, Hethaiiia and Wins-i
Mrs. Charlie Howies went to Wins- 1
ton-Salem Monday to have sonic
deiital work done.
Mr. Xout Martin visited Winston-
Salem last week.
Mr. Tom I'ctrce visited Winston-
Salem Monday night.
The wry lieavv rain storm that!
visited tills section last Friday
morning. March 14th, was practical- 1
ly a repetition of the tlood of water
which fell here last March l.">, 1"1-, 1
when Town Fork crook and other
streams were the highest ever
The Southern K.v Co. lias a force!
of hands hero now repairing some
terrible places on the road between
hero ami Alt. Airy that wore caused
by the very heavy ruins that fell
here last Friday morning.
Miss I.ilile Harbor, of Koanoke,
Va . arrived In town yesterday after
no HI and will take charge of the
millinery department for Mr. John
MEADOWS IS SAFE
: Will \ ote For the Bond Issue
For Roads Two To One.
! SAYS R. J. PET RE E
Uermanton Precinct Will Give
Nearly Or Quite As Large Ma
jority As Wilson's Store.
| Mr. R. J. Petree, of Ge-man
! ton. who was here Monday,
stated that his township would
give a large majority for the
bond issue for roads without a
The opponents of the bond
issue have been claiming that
«ermanton pr. cinet would give
a majority against it, but Mr.
Petree says that now it will go
for bonds almost two to one. and
will probably give as good
■majoityfor bonds as Wilson's
Store precinct. He thinks that
| there is absolutely not the least
! doubt that Meadows township
1 will carry the bond issue by a
I large majority.
Mr. Petree is one of our coun
ty's ex-Sherift's and knows the
oeople, and his statements may
! be taken as authoritive.
News of Danburyilqutel.
, Danbury Route 1, March 15.
j —The regular services were held
|at North View Saturdav and
■Sunday, conducted bv Eiders
1 Priddy and Mabe. The atten
dance was very large on Sun
Miss Bessie Moorefield spent
the week end with her parents,
returning Monday to Walnut
Cove, where she is in school.
Messrs. Dell Taylor and Fletch
er Kallam left Monday for
Roanoke, Va. Mr. Kallam has
gone to accept a position with
the R. R. Co.
Mrs. Lilla Roberson, of Wins
ton, is spending several days with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dock
Mr. and Mrs. Hue Dillon
spent Saturday night and Sun
day with relatives on Snow
Master Other Sheppard left
a few days ago for Whitsett,
where he expects to attend
school. He was accompanied by
by his father.
Miss Jettie Moorefield and
little brother 1 , Hassell, left Mon
day for Winston. Master Has
sell will probably spend the
spring and summer months in
Winston as clerk with Moorefield,
Taylor & Co.
Misses Jettie and BessieMoore
field entertained several of their
friends Sunday afternoon. Those
present were Miss Carrie Sisk,
Messrs. Banner Young, Will
Wood, Gilbert Alley, Reggie
Hartman. Fletcher Kallam, Chas.
Sisk and George Adams.
Mr. Uaither Davis returned to
Lawsonville Sunday after visit
ing relatives near Danbury, ac
companied by his brother, Mr.
The mumps and measles are
still raging in this vicinity.
Sandy nidge Route 1.
Mainly lUOki- lloute 1. March 17
There was a heavy rain visitt-«l this
j section Thursday niuht. Sunn* of
the oldest citizens say it was as
heavy a rainfall as they ever wit
nessed. It heuan raininir aliotit
o'clock I'. M. ami continued all
' nljflit. The streams were swollen
Friday and no one conld cross.
Mr. T. I>. Martin continues quite
Mr. and Mrs. .1. l. |tiiula|> spent
Saturday niuht at Mr. W.T. Ward's.
Mr. .1. \V. Ward spent Saturday
nivrlit at Mr. Tom Kinsrton's.
Unite a crowd visited at Mr. \V.
T. Ward's Saturday niuht.
Messrs. .1. W. and .1. !•!, Ward
spent Sunday nifjht at Mr. .1. i.
Mrs. A. .1. Hawkins and children
visited relatives at Mayodan the
Elder J. G. Southern
Elder J. G. Southern, of Ger
manton Route 1, will preach at
Mr. .lackson Mabe's on Saturday
night before the fifth Sunday
and at Southern's School House
on fifth Sunday at the usual hour.