Walton Found in Dying Condition
Samuel J. Walton, a well-known man of this city, was found on the streets of Greensboro in a dying condition Sunday night. He died soon after reaching the city hall. It presumed that he had a fainting spell and fell on the car track, as no evidence of foul play was found by the coroner’s inquest. J.C. Johnson is an uncle and Miss Nannie Walton a sister, both of this city, of the deceased.
A.M. Idol Ill
A.M. Idol, secretary of the Merchants’ Association, has suffered a breakdown and has closed his office until further notice.
Peacocks Ill in New York
Mrs. Dred Peacock is recovering from a severe illness in New York city. Mr. Peacock is also under the care of a physician there.
Welborn Bound Over
William Welborn, charged with operating a whisky still, was bound over to Federal court in the sum of $500, at a trial before Commissioner Brown Saturday.
Miss Wilson Attacked by Flu
Brussels, Feb. 1—Miss Margaret Wilson, daughter of President Wilson, according to The Etoile Beige, is suffering from an attack of influenza. She is confined to her room in the American legation.
Herbert Wright Home
Herbert Wright has returned to his home here after seeing much service in France. He was wounded and has just lately been dismissed from the hospital.
Saturday morning an automobile driven by A. Sherrod collided with the J.Y. Garrett car at the corner of Main and Washington streets. Both cars were damaged but the occupants were unhurt.
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Planned
The physicians of the city have petitioned the City Council to establish a hospital to be known as the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital as a tribute to the patriotism and valor of the boys from this community who gave their services and some their all. It is likely the matter will be submitted to a vote of the people. The High Point hospital and home adjoining is offered at $52,000. It is claimed that it will take $100,000 to erect a suitable hospital to care for the needs in this community.
To Take Up Manufacturing
Baxter Smith, who has been with Gilmer Bros. for several years, has resigned his position to take up manufacturing. He is located on Green street in the old Bradner building and will, for the time being, make a specialty of settees in various leather seats. In fact Mr. Smith already has a contract for all he can make. He is a good salesman and if he develops into the manufacturing line as well, and we believe he will, success is already written in large letters on the scroll of time. Here’s to you, Smithy, may you live long and prosper as you deserve.
New Enterprise for City
The National Machine and Electric Co. is a new concern for this city, to do a general line of machine and electric work, etc. The officers are Julius C. Smith, president; Herman E. Wood, vice-president; Thos. G. Shelton, secretary & treasurer, who with W.C. Idol and C.C. Muse compose the board of directors. The plant of the High Point Machine Works has been secured for the new concern.
Our C. of C. Coming
High Point’s new Chamber of Commerce is coming along nicely. The committee has been out soliciting for the past week and has met with fine results. Something like $4,500 was raised from individual subscriptions. The rest of the $8,000 which is expected to be raised from business firms and corporations will give the Chamber a nice working capital.
Jerry Pickett Dies Suddenly
Jerry R. Pickett, a well-known citizen of this city, died early Tuesday morning of heart failure caused, it is thought, by high blood pressure of which he had been afflicted. He was feeling well the day before his death, having performed his usual work. The deceased is survived by his wife, three children, three brothers, W.P. Pickett, F.M. Pickett and R.L. Pickett, and one sister, Mrs. J.J. Welch of this city. The funeral services were held yesterday and interment made in Oakwood cemetery.
Eats and Speech
The Moose Roll Call meeting Tuesday night was a great success with a large crowd in attendance. Refreshments were served and a general good time had.
Turner Smith Sentenced
Turner Smith, who a few Sundays ago carved up Nathaniel Beane in the rear of Silman’s store, was convicted in the recorder’s court Friday and fined $150 and costs for the assault and also given a three months’ sentence on the county roads for retailing whiskey.
Hunting at Pinehurst
Messrs. H.A. Millis, O.E. Mendenhall, C.M. Hauser, and R.H. Wheeler spent a few days at Pinehurst last week hunting. They report fine luck and a general good time.
Sells Stock in Lumber Company
J.E. Kirkman has traded his stock in the Snow Lumber company to other stockholders of that corporation and will in the future devote his time and energy to the Giant Furniture Company. Mr. Kirkman is a large stockholder in this concern, being president and treasurer of the same.
Machine & Repair Shop to Open
Machine & Repair Shop to Open
Smith and Loving will open up a machine and repair shop on East Russell street at an early date.