Friday, March 24, 2017

N.C. State and General News, Watauga Democrat, 1914

 “State and General News” From the March 26, 1914 issue of The Watauga Democrat, Boone
The commissioners of Guilford County have decided to establish a school for wayward boys.
Uncle Sam now has on duty along the Mexican border 18,000 soldiers of the regular army.
V.J. McArthur, postmaster at Clinton, died last week, aged 69 years He was a Confederate veteran.
It is given out that since last September 33 divorces have been granted in Guilford County alone.
The Scout says that during the month of February there were more than $10,000 worth of chickens and eggs shipped out of Alexander County.
Alex F. Santos, who was in charge of the Confederate States mint during the Civil War, died in Norfolk, Va., on the 18th at the age of 85 years.
The Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina is holding its 24th annual meeting this week in the first Baptist Church in Henderson.
Senator Simmons, who has been unwell for some time, is at his home in New Bern to recuperate. His wife and confidential secretary are with him.
Collector Keith of the port of Wilmington has resigned, his resignation to be effective May 1. Democrats for some time have been anxious to see his place filled by a Democrat.
The veneer plant at Taylorsville, owned by Connelly & Teague, was destroyed by fire recently. This is the company’s fourth fire and each time the loss was very heavy.
Clarence O. Sherrill, son of the State Librarian Miles O. Sherrill, has been promoted from the rank of captain to major in the engineering corps of the United States Army.
A movement is on foot in New Bern to secure funds with which to place a bust of William Gaston, the author of “The Old North State,” in the new administration building at Raleigh.
Mrs. Squires, wife of Major Mark Squires of Lenoir, died on the 16th after a short illness. Beside her husband, she leaves two little boys, a father and mother and several brothers and sisters to mourn their loss.
It is stated that in Winston-Salem there are 2,700 children in the city limits unable to get into the schools, which are already over-crowded, and bonds to the amount of $150,000 will probably be voted for new school buildings.
There will, it is announced, be another White House wedding in June, when Miss Eleanor Randolph Wilson will be married to Secretary McAdoo, the head of the Treasury Department. Miss Wilson is the youngest of the President’s daughters, and is 24 years old, while Mr. McAdoo is 50 years old and a widower with six children, two of whom are married.

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