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The following news items and advertisements were abstracted from Martinsville, Virginia newspapers by my good friend, Bruce W. Locke. This is the same fellow who has entered hundreds of obituary notices on the Henry County Obituary Board. If you enjoy this trip down memory lane as much as I have, then please send Bruce a thank-you at email@example.com.
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The Henry News, June 18th
- Martinsville has been supremely blessed in many respects, but for none of its good fortune should it be more thankful than that it has neither a base-ball club or a skating rink.
- Last week a case of cruelty to an animal came before a Leaksville [NC] magistrate, and the offender was convicted and fined. The offense consisted in the hard driving of a horse. We would be glad to see the same law enforced in this State.
- E. B. Chaney & Co. Undertakers And Furniture Dealers. Public Square, Martinsville, Virginia. Undertaking a specialty, and prompt responses to orders at all hours.
- Mountain View Hotel, Martinsville, Va. ~ G. W. Wilkinson, Proprietor. Conveniently located on the corner of Jones and Fayette streets. Elegant Sample Rooms, floors carpeted, servants polite and attentive, and table [*] supplied with the best the market affords. Stables connected with Hotel. [* all hotel guests had dinner together, at the same time]
- C. L. PUTZEL, Martinsville, Va. ~ Agent for the Celebrated STUDEBAKER Carriages, Buggies and Wagons. Home references given as to quality of work, and every vehicle guaranteed.
The Martinsville Standard, March 12th
- Popcorn on the ear; 18 ears for 5 cents at Kelly's.
The Henry Bulletin, June 8th
- The season has arrived when you need a summer lap robe when you go driving. Just the thing you want at T. N. Barbour's.
- Look to Your Interest and Buy the Best Values. Milburn Farm Wagons. Columbus Buggies. We keep always on hand a complete line of Single and Double Harness, Saddles, Bridles, Blankets, Whips and Robes. Good Stock of Farm Horses and Mules always on hand for Sale. H. B. Hundley, Main Street, Martinsville, Va.
- Resolutions of Respect. At a called meeting of Stuart Hairston Camp No. 1511 of United Confederate Veterans held on the 14th day of June, 1906, it was Resolved: That Whereas death has taken from our ranks Comrade William Stephouse, a faithful soldier and member of Co. H. 24th Reg't. of Va. Volunteers. That We attend his body to the 1st Presbyterian church, and after services escort the remains to Oakwood Cemetery for interment. That a record of the military service of the deceased be spread upon the books of the Camp, and a copy of those resolutions be transmitted to his aged mother and family in Prussia, whence he renounced his allegiance as a citizen, and became a soldier of the Southern Confederacy.
- Don't chew the rag, just phone 229 and get a nice steak at 12-1/2 cents.
The Henry Bulletin, July 23rd
- A conference between representatives of the State Liquor Dealers Assn. of Virginia and several powerful Democratic leaders was held in Washington last week. The utmost secrecy surrounded the conference.
- Washington, D.C. - When the appropriations bill was taken up by the House, the anticipated attacks on the provision authorizing $25,000 for traveling expenses for the President were not forthcoming.
- Williamsburg Female Institute, Williamsburg, VA., board and room for 9 months, $175.
- To remove grass stains from children's clothes, rub the spots thoroughly with a little fresh lard a short time before washing. Then wash as usual and the spots should come out.
- Men's negligee shirt, 50 cents values at 35 cents.
- Take no chances in purchasing the Stai-ti Shoe - $3.50 & $4.00. S. Heiner, Martinsville.
- Only $28.00 and 1 year to pay for this Columbia Graphophone and 6 D.D. records. Reams Furniture Co., 1535 E. Main St.
- Richmond, VA. - Auto Ordinances to be enforced. Police Board orders concerning automobiles. Placard numbers no less than 4 inches high shall be displayed on front and rear of machine. The police have had great difficulty in reporting automobile drivers who have exceeded the speed limit on account of being unable to see the numbers.
- Aeronaut Curtiss Makes Record Flight. New York - Glen H. Curtiss, the aeronaut made a (record) flight of 21 minutes in his aeroplane at Hempstead Plain, Long Island.
- Girls wanted to do plain sewing on overalls. Good wages. Experienced operators can make from $10 to $15 per week. Union Shop. Martinsville Overall Mfg. Co.
- Fire Wood. 4 foot and 8 foot wood at $1.50 per load; coarse sawed wood $1.65 per load delivered in Martinsville. Sawed wood, split fine for cooking stoves, $1.75 per load, delivered in Martinsville. These are reduced prices for CASH. B. F. Stevens Stave Co.
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Va. Degrees offered in eight departments. Sixty-four instructors, Thoroughly Equipped Shops, Laboratories and Barns. Steam heating and electric lights in dormitories. Library 12,000 volumes. Farm of 1,100 acres. School of Agricultural Apprentices. One Year Courses for Young Farmers. Total cost of session of nine months, INCLUDING tuition and other fees, board, washing uniforms, medical attendance are $276.00. Cost to Virginia students $226.00.
- Martinsville Produce Market. Eggs 15 cents per doz.; Butter, 15 to 20 cents per pound; Hams, 14 to 15 cents per pound; Chickens, 18 cents per pound; Bees Wax, 20 to 25 cents per pound; Honey, 10 to 12 cents per pound; Strawberries, 10 to 12 cents per quart.
The Henry Bulletin, May 5th
- Miss Hattie BOULDIN married Philip NELSON, Wednesday in Danville. They will make their home in Charlestown, W. Va. where Mr. NELSON is an electrical engineer.
- W. A. WHELAN died Monday in Richmond. Struck by a street car while intoxicated. Died of pneumonia. Formerly of Cincinnati.
The Henry Bulletin, February 28th
- Editorial opposing the single six year presidential movement called "a progressive idea".
- The Ellie Grace Mission Band will give an entertainment at the home of Mrs. Fuller, Friday evening, March 7th. An attractive program tableaux music etc. has been prepared. Admission 15 cents.
- Small house for rent in good neighborhood at $6 per month. A. S. Gravely, Mgr.
- Oak Level - Miss Exie McMillian was very badly hurt last Friday. As she was trying to get on a wagon, she became tangled in the wheel.
The Henry Bulletin, July 9th
The Henry Bulletin, July 16th
- BUGGIES and CARRIAGES. Comfortable, easy running buggies and carriages, such as you will be proud to own. Built by the most competent carriage manufacturers, of the very best materials. We guarantee every portion of them to be A No. 1. We will sell at great sacrifice a Beautiful lot of rubber tired Runabouts. Buggies - Surreys - Runabouts. H. B. Handley. The Farmer's Out-Fitter.
- The Fourth of July was celebrated at the county fair grounds on Monday, July 5th, with a tournament and ball game. At the tournament, Mr. Frank Richardson won the first prize and crowned the queen of Love and Beauty. He named his sister, Miss Mary Richardson as queen.
The Henry Bulletin, August 6th
- Milk and Cream! WHY WORRY with milking and feeding the cow when we will sell you milk for less than the feed cost you to produce it. We will furnish you at 8 CENTS PER QUART. Call Phone No. 41 Horse Stock Farm.
- Farm for Sale. 150 acres in Pittsylvania County, 15 miles from Danville. Five room house, out-building, near church and school. Bright tobacco land. Price $24,000. Terms available. D. T. Williams, owner, Chatham, Va.
- RED DEVIL LYE IS DEATH TO THE FLY. Filth makes flies and out-houses are fly factories. MAKE YOUR OUT-HOUSE SANITARY. Red Devil Lye, plentifully sprinkled in privies every two or three days will keep such places sanitary and wipe out the pestiferous fly.
- BLACKSTONE COLLEGE FOR GIRLS. Faculty of 33; 427 Students from 20 States. Accredited by Virginia State Board of Education. Hundreds of graduates now teaching. $160 per year in Academic Dept.; $200 per year in College Dept. The Leading Training School for Girls in Virginia.
The Henry Bulletin, August 27th
- One Dozen McCellan Saddles. Original Price was $12.50. Will Sell these Saddles at $8.00 each. This is a rare bargain and one that will attract any man or boy who wants a beautiful saddle at one fourth off on actual standard retail price. T. N. Barbour, The Hardware Man.
- Council Proceedings - A special meeting of the council of the Town of Martinsville, Va., was called for the purpose of considering a petition asking that an ordinance be passed allowing the sale of Soda Fountain drinks, cigars and cigarettes during certain hours on Sunday.
- At a special meeting of the council called for the purpose of considering health conditions within the town, the superintendent was authorized to furnish at the expense of the town, wire for enclosing the spring on J. P. Lavinder's premises on Bridge Street.
The Henry Bulletin, September 10th
- SPECIAL! Toilet paper, 6 rolls for 25 cents. Pure Apple Vinegar, 35 cents per gallon. Six cakes of Octagon Soap, 25 cents. Ten pound bucket of Silver Leaf Lard, $1.25. T. W. Carter.
The Henry Bulletin, September 24th
- Roanoke Fine Lager Beer. Highly Recommended For a Family Tonic. Call for it at the Dispensary. Virginia Brewing Co., Roanoke, Va.
- Buy Cheap and Save Big! You Cannot Fail to Profit by Buying from Us. This Statement is TRUTH, EVERY WORD OF IT. Men's Suits from $3.50; Ladies Coat Suits from $4.75; Boy's Suits from 85 cents; Men's Very Best Overalls from 79 cents; Trunks from $1.35; Towels from 3 cents to 18 cents; One Lot Ladies high cut shoes $1.85; Neckwear and belts from 9 cents to 39 cents. M. Marks and Co. Next Door to Banner Warehouse, Martinsville, Va.
The Henry Bulletin, October 1st
- Showman's Badger Will Fight Hairston's Bull Dog Here Tuesday. Animal Said To Be Terrible in Battle, Will Be Seen at Banner Warehouse. With one of the shows coming to the County Fair is a badger. This badger was caught in England, though there is a less ferocious species in America. The showman owning the badger has written Secretary Self of the County Fair Association, asking that a match be made here between the badger and the fiercest bull dog or other fighting canine of Henry County. He is willing to put up a stake of $500 that his badger will whip any bull dog put up against it.
The Henry Bulletin, October 22nd
- The Badger-Dog fight was pulled off in Banner Warehouse, Wednesday, before an audience of about 1,500 men and boys, many of them seeking the rafters and hogshead tops for shelter as the terrible battle was in progress. A band from Danville furnished the music. Mr. W. H. Hairston's famous bull dog was the winner. The badger skin was afterwards hung in the window of Childress Bros. Store, which convinced the gentleman representing the ministry and the law that it was a real badger, and a real bull dog and that no hoax was put up here. Some who had hoped for a more bloody contest regretted the quick ending of the fight.
- SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING, held Sept. 17. Present: Hon. H. B. Hundley, Mayor; Messrs. G. A. Brown, E. I. Davis, , G. M. Finley, A. J. Lester, and S. S. Stephen, Councilmen. Reports were given by the following officers: H. B. Hundley, Mayor; W. I. Wrightman, Policeman No. 1; B. F. Stultz, Policeman No. 2; H. B. Nelson, Policeman No. 3; J. R. Winn, Policeman No. 4; E. L. Turner, Sergeant; J. R. Gregory, Superintendent & Engineer. . . . It is ordered that a proper grading, and a sand clay surface be placed on Starling St., the bridge on Bridge St., including parts of Broad St.
The Henry Bulletin, October 29th
- Tuesday morning about four o'clock, the store of P. A. Prillaman and Sons, in the Dyer's Store neighborhood was completely destroyed by fire, together with its contents of general merchandise. The building was insured for $350.00 and the stock for $800.00.
- Hamilton Theater. You will always see four reels at Hamilton Theater and sometimes six. Matinee every day at 4 p.m. ADULTS 10 CENTS. Children Under 12 years 5 cents.
The Henry Bulletin, November 5th
- Women's Christian Temperance Union. A very interesting meeting of the Martinsville W.C.T.U. was held at the home of Miss Jennie Hundley on Tuesday. The attendance was good and all seemed interested and willing to do all they can for this grand cause. Delightful refreshments were served. The Martinsville W.C.T.U. will celebrate its fourteenth birthday on Nov. 9th at the home of Mrs. H. S. Teague. All members are urged to attend as we hope to make this meeting very interesting. Don't forget - time 7:20 p.m. Mrs. M. E. Hundley, Cor. Secty.
The Henry Bulletin, November 12th
- FOR SALE. Cabbage Plants, $1.50 per thousand. D. J. Gilley, Axton, Va.
The Henry Bulletin, December 3rd
- T. W. CARTER Store full of good honest goods.. Come and get bargains. Soap 6 and 7 cakes for 25 cents. Seven cans washing powder 25 cents. Brooms, 11, 16 and 22 cents. Bacon 12 1/2 to 14 cents. Beans 10 and 12 1/2 cents per quart.
- Modart Corsets, Front Laced. We urge you to have a trial fitting of the MODART Corset. It will prove a liberal education in new corset comfort, fit and beauty. You will feel more at ease, experience delightful freedom over the diaphragm. You will be surprised to find that your hips can be reduced - a more graceful poise attained - without sacrificing comfort. Claybrook-Penn Co., "The Ladies Store"
- GRAND OPENING of the International Woolen Mills Co. The Largest Custom Tailors In The World. $15.00 TO ONE, TO ALL, For a Suit or Overcoat Made to Measure Only $15.00. In order to introduce our values and to prove to you that we will save you $5 to $10 on your suit or overcoat, we will GIVE YOU FREE, ABSOLUTELY FREE, a $10 Guaranteed Ladies' or Gent's Rain Coat With each order for Suit or Overcoat made to measure at $15.00. Will be located for a few days only at Childress Bros., Confectioneries and Fancy Groceries, Martinsville, Va.
The Henry Bulletin, December 10th
- Mr. C. E. Pritchett, Civil Engineer for the Danville and Western Railway Company of Danville, made a business trip to Martinsville Tuesday in behalf of the company. Mr. Pritchett came from Danville in a Maxwell roadster via rail. The car had regular railroad truck wheels placed on the axles instead of automobile wheels, this enabling the official to travel in an automobile on a railroad track.
- Almost everybody knows that Sage Tea and Sulpher properly mixed brings back the natural color and lustre to the hair when streaked with gray, also ends dandruff, itchy scalp and falling hair. Nowadays we simply ask for "Wyeth's Sage and Sulpher Compound." You can get a large bottle for about 50 cents.
- Preston, VA. Mrs. O. C. Pratt and Miss Hallie Doyle met with an accident while driving from Martinsville a few days ago. Both were thrown out of the buggy and escaped with slight injuries. One of the horses was quite badly hurt on a barbed wire fence.
The Henry Bulletin, December 17th
- WONDERFUL BARGAINS 180 Horses & Mules Also Two Mares in Foal Cheap. Been used in wagons, scoops, plows, etc. Horses $25 to $35 a Pair Up. Ages 5 to 8 years old, weighing 1,050 to 1,400 pounds each.
- TOWN COUNCIL MEETING - Motions Passed
- It is ordered that a good sand or cinder sidewalk be laid on Bridge Street from Finley's stable to the intersection at Broad and Bridge Streets.
- An ordinance to prohibit soliciting by merchants of the town, or by their employees, on the streets of the town . . . to prevent (them) from loitering on the streets . . . It shall be unlawful for any merchant, clerk, salesman, or other employee, to take hold of or lay hands on any person on any street . . . with the purpose of urging such person to enter (their) business.
The Henry Bulletin, January 7th
The Henry Bulletin, January 28th
- WANTED - Raw Furs, Hides, etc. Trappers and shippers, send your FUR along, or write for prices. The Old Reliable House. Frank E. Brown, Roanoke, Va. Established 1890.
- Ranger Bicycles. This New Model, 30 Days Free Trial. Your Choice of Ninety-Four (94) Styles, Colors and Sizes in the famous line of "Ranger" Bicycles shown in full color in our big new catalogue just off the press. There are eighty-three (83) others, also shown at prices ranging from $11.75, $13.75, $15.75 and up. There is a MEAD bicycle for EVERY rider, at a price made possible only by our Factory Direct To Rider sales plan. Send No Money, but write today for new catalogue. One Month's Free Trial. J. L. Mead Cycle Co., Chicago, Illinois.
- The Rexall Store ONE CENT SALE!
C. P. Kearfott & Son, The Rexall Store, Martinsville, Va.
- Shaving Cream, regular price 25 cents a tube, this sale, 2 tubes 26 cents
- Complexion Powder, reg. 50 cents each, 2 for 51 cents
- Cocoa Butter Cold Cream, reg. 50 cents, 2 for 51 cents
- Rexall Toilet Soap, reg. 10 cents, 2 for 11 cents
- Bottle Harmony Perfume, reg. 50 cents, 2 for 51 cents
- Rat and Roach Paste, reg. 25 cents, 2 for 26 cents
- Stork Pacifier, reg. 10 cents, 2 for 11 cents
- Medicine Droppers, reg. 5 cents, 2 for 6 cents
- Stork or Mother Goose Nipples, reg. 5 cents, 2 for 6 cents
- Playing Cards, reg. 25 cents, 2 for 26 cents
- Some items from the Board of Supervisors Meeting
- Mrs. Semple, Mrs. Glenn and Mrs. Kuykendall requested that a concrete walk be laid around the Confederate monument in the Court House Square;
- It was requested that the convict force be put to work on the National Highway in Henry County;
- A resolution was passed that all paupers accepting aid should go to the poor house, and unless they do this, the County will stop helping them.
The Henry Bulletin, February 23rd
- ORDER OF PUBLICATION. Grace Eggleton Barta by & etc, Plaintiff, In Chy., against George Barta, Defendant. The object of this suit is to obtain a divorce upon the grounds of wilful desertion for more than three years.
The Henry Bulletin, December 10th
- On Saturday afternoon, December 11, 1920, between three and four o'clock, aviator Wm. H. Fillmore will drop from his aeroplane in front of Levy' Bargain Store, one pair of shoes, given by this store. The lucky person finding them gets same free of charge. If they do not fit, bring them to Levy's Bargain Store and get a pair that will. If the weather does not permit flight on Saturday, it will take place on the next clear day . Prices at Levy's Bargain Store have fallen from the high aeroplane heights.
The Henry Bulletin, May 3rd
The Henry Bulletin, August 9th
- Rev. J. N. Harker (Richmond, Va.) Tells Why He Resigned As Pastor Because of Church Excursion.
" No Sunday School or church should hold a picnic at a beach where men and women are permitted to bathe together. Everybody knows that there are women at these places who will go into the water half clad and bathe with practically nothing at all to cover their nakedness. That is my real objection to Buckroe Beach. I maintain that the indiscriminate mingling of the sexes in the water in bathing costumes such as they wear today is not fit spectacle for the eyes of the men, women and children of a Christian church or Sunday school to look upon."
The Henry Bulletin, August 26th
- LOCUST BILLETS - After August 15th our price for nine inch locust billets, two inches square, will be TEN dollars per thousand instead of $12.50 as per heretofore. Bring All You Can. F. F. & R. P. Gravely, Martinsville, Va. [Editor's note: Locust Billets are small chunks of wood cut from locust trees for fuel. bwl].
The Henry Bulletin, November 18th
- O. M. STULTZ FARM SOLD. The farm lying about one and a half miles north of Martinsville belonging to the Heirs of O. M. Stultz, dec'd. and containing about 335 acres and which had been subdivided into lots and tracts was sold at public auction on yesterday by H. A. Ford & Co., for Mr. Geo. L. Gravely, Spec. Commissioner. The sale realized a total of $16,000.00, which in view of the general depression in the business of farming is a considered a very good price.
- SPELLING BEE. The Athletic Association of the Martinsville High School will give a spelling bee Saturday night, Nov. 19th, at 8:30 o'clock in the Municipal Hall. Everybody is eligible for the contest upon paying the small admission fee. An attractive prize will be awarded for winners and other entertainment will be provided. Let's all find our spelling books and dictionaries and be ready for the contest Saturday night.
The Henry Bulletin, January 17th
The Henry Bulletin, January 31st
- JAIL OR ROLL ‘EM UP, GIRL IS TOLD. Miss Louise Rosine, who admitted she is a novelist of LosAngeles and 39 years of age, most emphatically declared it was none of the city's business whether she rolled her stocking up or down, and is now in the city jail in a state of mutiny and uncovered knees at Atlantic City, N.
J. Miss Rosine appeared on the Virginia Avenue beach with her stockings rolled below her knees. Beach Policeman Edward Shaw approached her and informed her courteously it was against the regulations there. "I most certainly will not roll ‘em up", she told the bluecoat, "I will go to jail first". The policeman said he would have to take her there. As he took her by the arm, she is alleged to have swung a wicked right to the
officials, eye, nearly flooring him. Later, in jail, when asked by the police matron to roll up her stocking, the novelist still refused, and according to the latest reports, is occupying a cell in the glory of uncovered knees.
The Henry Bulletin, February 10th
- The plans for the new Methodist Church which is to be erected on the corner of Church and Lester Streets have been made to conform to the idea of the Building Committee.
- Hamilton Theater, Martinsville. The Woman Untamed, the strangest and most startling story of the wild-life among half-naked savages. All seats 75 cents, including tax.
- Blessing To The Public! Let Nothing Keep You Away! Grasp This Opportunity! Your Dollar Is Worth Two Here During This Sale! Men's Overalls, $1.19 a pair; Children's Hats, 10 cents ea.; Men's Dress Shirts, Values up to $2.00, 70 cents; Stetson Hats $5.45; Boy's Pants, 98 cents; Ladies' Silk Hose $2.00, now $1.29; Men's Suits from $9.57 to $22.50; Ladies' Shoes from $2.98 to $4.95.
- The pride of Martinsville, "The Henry" hostelry with a private bath. $3.75 to $4.25 (per night). Percy W. Winter, proprietor.
The Henry Bulletin, March 10th
- GRANDMA'S POWDERED SOAP. Quicker Washings, Easier Housekeeping. More time to take it easy. More time to visit. Sift out Grandma's Powdered Soap instead to cutting up bar
soap. No boiling. No fuss and trouble in slicing. No yellow undissolved pieces to stick to the clothes. No bars of soap wasting away in the water. In go the clothes. A little while and they are clean with hardly a bit of rubbing. Soak Your Duds In Grandmas's Suds. 5 Cents a box.
- Martinsville, R.F.D. 1. Mr. John Donavant of Sweetwater, Texas, arrived home last week to spend a few days. Mr. Irvin Minter is digging a well and getting along nicely with it.
The Henry Bulletin, March 31st
- Altho the new sand clay road through Joppa is very rough at present, it is progressing nicely and promises to be completed in the near future, provided the weather permits.
- ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATIONS. It shall be unlawful to use chains on motor trucks at any time except where a driver is caught out on said roads in a sudden shower of rain.
The Henry Bulletin, April 7th
- Mr. T. R. Gill of J. T. Pott's road force was badly hurt yesterday as a result of an accident. Mr. Pott's horse fell with him on Church Street and his leg was caught under the body of the horse. After struggling to its feet, the horse became frightened and dragged Mr. Gill, whose foot was caught in the stirrup. The horse struck against a telephone pole near the residence of Mrs. J. D. Glenn, which caused Mr. Gill's foot to become disengaged from the stirrup. Rev. Mr. Roach, Mr. Legree, his employer, and others ran to Mr. Gill's aid, and he was taken to Shackelford's Hospital. Mr. Gill was badly injured, having several ribs broken, and severe bruises and wounds, but it is not apprehended that they will be fatal.
- Yesterday morning about 6 o'clock, Policemen H. W. Stultz and H. L. Turner arrested a man driving a Ford car in which was concealed 55 gallons of corn whiskey. The seized car, whisky and Cheek, the whiskey runner, were brought to Martinsville and on the hearing before Mayor Brown, Cheek was fined $250 and costs. After some delay, Cheek paid up and was released.
The Henry Bulletin, April 11th
- The phonograph is one of the great inventions of modern times, and hundred of millions of dollars have been spent in perfecting and building talking machines. There is one particular phonograph which, for general excellence, is unsurpassed, possessing qualities lacking in other models. This is the machine that plays all records including the Edison, and is fitted with a built in tone amplifier not to be found on other makes. It is noted for the beauty of its cabinet work, being made by the worlds most noted mechanics in other lines of hardwood construction. Martinsville Music Company, M. W. Gregory, Mgr. Phone 255. The Brunswick Phonograph.
The Henry Bulletin, April 18th
- Eight jail birds, 6 colored and 2 white, were engaged yesterday in cleaning the streets, the gang being in charge of special officer Everett Cheshire. This is the first appearance of the town chain gang at work for sometime, it having been recently determined to resume that method of punishment as more effective and possibly less expensive than a mere term of confinement in jail, when the force is large enough to warrant the employment of a foreman-guard.
- Several business men of Martinsville, including Messrs. T. G. Burch and J. E. Howard, are in Richmond to urge the State Highway Commission to make an allotment of State road funds for the construcitons of a hard surface road from Martinsville to Fieldale.
The Henry Bulletin, April 25th
- 111- one eleven cigarettes. Ten Cents for FIFTEEN. In a new package that fits the pocket - - At a price the fits the pocket-book - - The American Tobacco Company, 111 Fifth Ave., New York City.
The Henry Bulletin, July 14th
- Miss Tuttle of Baltimore, Md., Mr. and Mrs. Lendenbery of N. Y., and Miss
Wright of Randolph Macon College are in town for the Lee-Gravely wedding.
- Mr. Will Trent, Miss Allie Trent and Mrs. R. E. Davis accompanied the
remains of their mother here, who died in Knoxville Saturday.
- Mrs. W. S. Brown, who has been spending the winter at the home of Mrs. J. B. Sparrow, has returned to her mother's home, 614 Cleveland Ave.
- News was received by Mr. J. B. Sparrow Monday morning that his sister,
Mrs. Alice White of Pittsylvania had died from rheumatism.
The Henry Bulletin, July 18th
- New Overland Cars ARE HERE. We have just unloaded a car load of Overland Automobiles, containing three touring cars and two roadsters. This car, with the latest improvements, is undoubtedly the best car value on the market. Give us the pleasure of demonstrating this wonderful car to you and we will prove our every claim. Today's Overland Touring, $550; Roadster $550; Coupe $850; Sedan $898. J. H. Clift & Co., Agents for Willis Knight and Overland Automobiles, Martinsville, Va.
The Henry Bulletin, July 25th
- Inside Prices On Things For CANNING and PRESERVING. Come in now and buy the things you need for putting up your fruit and pickles. We have the jars you need. Our spices are always fresh and full strength. We invite your entire grocery business and we will treat you right when you give it to us. Ask our customers about us. This is all we ask. WE WILL PAY CASH FOR YOUR Chickens, Eggs, Butter, Corn, Snaps, Squash, Cucumbers. Bring it to us. W. P. Hodnett Co., Phone 74, Martinsville, Va.
The Henry Bulletin, August 22nd
- Some items from the Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Supervisors:
- The re-employment of the Home Demonstration Agent, Mrs. Campbell, for another year at $1,000 was approved;
- The committee on donations for the construction of the Bassett-Sanville road was continued;
- Permission granted the Horsepasture Mutual Telephone Company to place poles along the right of way of the public road between Martinsville and Spencer, via Horsepasture;
- A contract for right of way and soil for the Dyer's Store road, agreed upon;
- Ordered that the road from Oak Level to Henry be adopted and laid out as one of the additional roads to be constructed.
The Henry Bulletin, October 17th
- DISLOYALTY!!! DISLOYALTY is the mean man's gratitude. Loyalty is a keen sense of favors to come. The trait of buying at home has a civilizing, progressive influence; that of buying away from home is retrogressive to you, yours and your town. MORAL: Be loyal to the home store.
The Henry Bulletin, October 24th
- PROCEEDINGS OF TOWN COUNCIL
- Mr. J. E. Howard of the School Board, and Prof. Webster, Principal of the
School, appeared before the Board and asked for an appropriation of $750
for an additional teacher in the Primary Dept. After consideration the Board decided to recommend $300 for the purpose.
- Henry Stultz appeared before the Board and asked for a sidewalk in front of his Moss St. property. The Board instructed the Supt. to put some of the granite curb they now have on hand in front of this property.
- On motion, it is ordered that a suitable fence or balustrade be
constructed on each side of Starling St. Bridge and approaches thereto,
said fencing to be of wood or wire.
- Bids have been received here by the State Highway Commission for the
building of a concrete highway from Martinsville to Daniels Creek, a short
distance above Fieldale on the so-called National Highway. The lowest bid makes the total cost of this road $127,000, covering a distance of 3.43 miles.
The road is to be build only upon the condition that citizens of the community will loan the state one-half of the cost, which is $63,500,
without interest. About half the amount has been raised by solicitation of a committee of public spirited citizens, and the balance is yet to be obtained before the Highway Commission can go forward with the construction.
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