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IN FISHING PARTY
Senator Harman Tells Many
Thrilling Experiences on
Mr. Editor: The week after my
last year's letter on Fishing had been
published old man McCorkle inserted
an article in the paper calling in
question the statements I had made,
with the friendly suggestion that I
either stop telling fish tales or quit
preaching, as these vocations would
not go together. McCorkle landed in
Florida a few days ago and has been
convinced that the half had not been
told, so I now take courage to write
that long promised letter on Fishing.
After arriving in Tavares, Mr.Gco.
W. Gillcspie and I built us a partner?
ship row boat, painted it green, a d
three 'arge letters in red show that
it has been named for "BOB," my
twelve year old boy, whose wherea?
bouts on these lakes has caused us no
little anxiety several times since he
landed in Florida. While many en?
joyable days have been spent on the
lake in this boat, yet some have not
been so enjoyable. It has good days
and and days.
A short while after Newt arrived
Robert took him fishing, and they
dropped anchor about a mile from
shore. Newt fished from the stern of
the boat standing, while Robert took
a seat in the prow and cast his line
in the opposite direction. Robert had
been cautioned by his older brother
not to move, but when his cork went
under he forgot instrutions and jump?
ed to his feet. This tilted the boat,
Newt fell head-long into the lake and
went clear out of sight. In about
twenty minutes both hoys showed up
at home all out of humor. Newt
blamed Robert for being restless and
thoughtless, while Robert blamed
Newt for being awkward.
A few days later Mr. Gillespie and
Newt decided to go by themselves
and break the fishing record. Mr. Joe
McCormick hooked their boat to his
gasoline launch and towed them out
about two miles to good fishing
grounds. Here they dropped anchor,
and Mr. McCormick left them with
the understanding that they would
row home in a few hours. Mr. Gil?
lespie, with an experienced swing,
cast his cork just at the right place.
It disappeared at once. The music of
the reel told that a fish, of no ordi?
nary size was doing business at the
end of the line. Then came the tug
of war, but there was no use for this
four pound bass to rear and plunge,
because its fate was sealed. In a
few moments, it landed in the bottom
of the boat to the complete satisfac?
tion of all concerned. They were
meeting with such good success that
they paid ilttle attention to the rising
of the wind and the increasing size
of the waves. They had determined
to fill a coffee sack with black bass
before turning their boat homeward.
Finally the east wind began to blow
a gale and the boat commenced to
battle with the waves, with the best
of the fight in favor of the waves.
They soon realized they could not
reach home, so they turned their boat
in the opposite direction and succeed?
ed in beaching it on a smaller island
than the one on which Robinson
Crusoe was stranded. They disem?
barked, holding on to the rope, laid
down on the little spot of ground and
looked wistfully for help.
Feeling somewhat uneasy about
the little boat and its crew we went
to the dock and asked Capt. Sanudeit
if he would take his launch and gc
and search for the fishermen. He
took bis marine glass and tried tc
locate the stranded boat, but failet
to find it. He shook his head as h(
looked across the white caps and sak
"It is pretty rough out there." How?
ever, he stepped into his splendii
gasoline launch, "Vixen," and head
ed for the middle of the lake. Bj
means of his marine glass he discov?
ered our fishermen on the little is
land, and in a short time his launcl
was a longside their boat.The strand
ed fishermen greeted him with broai
Bmiles and warm words of welcome
They came aboard the "Vixen" am
the boat "Bob" was tied to thi
launch by means of a rope, and the;
started toward home. A large wav
broke the rope, filled the little boa
with water, and down it went to th
bottom of the lake, together with tw
steel rods, valued at $6.00 each, an
the sack of fish, two minnow bucket
and other fishing tackle. Howevet
the "Vixen" reached home safol
with all on board. Next day we had
boat raising. "Bob" was brought t
the top with all the contents. Tli
coffee sack had one fish in it. Th
number that got away has not y<
been definitely settled.
Time and space forbid my teilin
all the fishing incidents that have 01
curred since our sojourn here, and hi
sides I might injure my reputatic
for truth and veracity. However, ?
shall tell twe more incidents at
Dr. Kleiscr, of Kentucky, was on
the lake fishing with two hooks on
the same line. As ha was reeling in
a samll fish which he had hung on
hook No. 1 a larger fish struck at the
smaller one and got caught on hook
No. 2. He pulled both in at once and
the aggref/nte weight of both fish was
Mr. W". D. Jennings, of Tavares,
and Mr. Geo. A. Smith, of Blueficld,
West Virginia, went fishing during
the first week in February. They
caught eighty six bass and trout. Mr.
Smith's wife is a daughter of Mr. T.
K. Hall, of North Tazewell, and she
will substantiate the eighty six catch
Sume folks said all were bass and
trout, while others said other kinds
were included. I
J. N. HARMAN
Tavares, Fla., Feb. 25.
Idian, Feb. 27.?The sad death of
little Bucll Fiix on last Saturday,cast
a shadow of gloom over our town, and
was the occasion of a large gathering
of sympathizing friends,at the funeral
uul burial on Sunday. Quite a num?
ber from distant points, beside the
neighbors and relatives. Some of
those from a distance were Mr. John
Fox and wife, Mrs. Barrett, Robert
Fox, of Thompson Vulley, T. A. Re
pass, wife and children, of Tazewell,
Mrs. W. B. Steele, of Pounding Mill,
Thos. Ascue and wife, of Paint Lick,
W. B. F. White, of Richlands. The
stricken family have the sympathy of
our entire community.
Besides the railroad camps located
here a number of new residences and
business houses have been erected and
are under contract. Our little town
will soon take its place along with
others of the Clinch Valley in push,
energy and enterprise.
The faculty and pupils of Cedar
Bluff High School will render an in?
teresting play entitled "Scenes in
Union Depot," on next Saturday
evening, March 4. A treat is in store
for all who attend.
Mr. T. A. Repass, with his fam?
ily, is now safely housed within the
walls of bis new dwelling.
Mesrss. J H. and T A. Gillespie
are having erected a large two story
buliding to be used as an undertakers
cstablshment and of!i:es.
Work on the new railroad is pro?
gressing, and when completed, with
terminus here, will boom our town.
Our people, I think, as a unit are
in favor of a bond issue for the im?
provement of the roads.
Miss Helen Repass, one of the
teachers at. Paint Lick, was called to
her home hero on last Saturday on ac?
count of the death of her nephew lit?
tle Buell Fox.
The stork, in passing over our
town on last Saturday night, visited
the homes of Mr and Mrs. Harry
Bane and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wyatt,
making the hearts of the parents hap?
py by leaving a little girl in each
Richlands, Feb 27.?A meeting of
the teachers of the district was held
here on last Saturday. A very small
Mrs. George Brown, Mrs. Dr.
Williams and Mrs W P Boggess who
have been sick are all improving.
The wife of V. B. Elswick who
lives on Big Creek died on Sunday
from pneumonia. She leaves a hus?
band and 12 children to mourn her
loss. A good woman, a devoted wife
and mother has passed away.
Mrs. W. P. Farmer, Mrs. J. B.
Crahtree and Mrs. P. W. Baker are
among the sick list.
A little girl was born to Mr. and
Mrs. C. B. Orr on last Sunday
Mrs. George McCall, of Raven,was
a visitor in town this week.
The young ladies of the High
School under the direction of Miss
Kelly, the music teacher, will give a
play on Friday night the 3rd at the
High School building.
Wm. Bailey, of St. Paul, was
spending Sunday with homefolks.
Master Barnes Gillespie, of White
wood spent Sunday wiith his grand?
parents, Mr and Mrs. George Bailey.
The many friends of Mrs Mike
Zeigler regret to hear of her illness
and that of her two children at her
father's, Mr Ote Hopkins near Pis
gah. They are reported n little better
Dr. Paul Hunter has recently in?
stalled a modern, up to date soda
fo ntain in the drug store.
Judge J. H. Stuart has resigned as
Mayor, of Tazewell, and attorney T.
C. Bowen was appointed by the coun?
cil in his stead. Judge Stuart having
arlcady decided to move to Roanoke
his resignation was, of course, nec?
essary. The appointment of Mr.
Bowen gives general satisfaction.
One of his first acts was to clap u
heavy fine?the limit, upon a citi
32b of this town who had imbibed a
little too freely. One man says,
"there is nothing mealy-mouthed
about Crockett Bowen. He just shuts
his eyes and fines you.''
iLECTRIC POWER IN
-arge Plant May Be Built
There to Furnish Graham
With Lights, Etc.
The Grtihum correspondent to a
Hucficld paper states that the Gra
lam Electric Railway, as well as the
own lights of that city,will perhaps,
ic operated by electricity furnished
rom Burke's GaTdeTf. The reporter
ays that Mr. Jno. P. Gose, who owns
he valuable water power in Burke's
larden is largely interested in the
heme and think:; it entirely possible
o furnish a current from Burke's
larden to meet all- the new railway
[emends in Graham, cheaper than it
an be manufactured in the town. It
las been known for years that Mr.
lose has contemplated utilizing his
ine water power for manufacturing
lurposes, and it does seem that the
;reat power there which nature is
urnishing free of cost should be
tilized. As to plausibility of fur
ishing electricity to Graham, this
ft a question for the experts to do
ide, but certainly cheap power can
c obtained then sufficient to light
very home in Burke's Garden, run
II sorts of machines, and be a great,
lessing to that community. And,
f an electric current, can be manufac
ured in Burke's Garden and trans?
lated all the way to Graham cheap- 1
y, why not get together and build
he long talked of car line from Taze- ,
.fell to Burke's Garden? While Mr.
?ose is building a plant why not
uiId a little larger, and make cur- ,
ent sufficient to supply both needs?
it one time there was considerable
ntercst shown in a proposed car line
ut of Burke's Garden, but the
cheme was dropped.
Pounding Mill, March 3.?Mrs.
V. L. Fields and Mrs. J. H. Lester,
f Richlands, arc visiting friends
icre yesterday and today.
Prof, and Mrs. James Altizer and
hilrdcn, of Raven, were visiting
heir brother, F M. Altizer Sunday.
Miss Mary Bell Altizer, of Gilles
de, is visiting her brother, J. F.
Dr. Walter Witten, of North
tazewell, was liure yesterday on
John Gillespie visited his mother
icre, who is recovering from recent
llncss at here home at Wittens Mills
Miss Pearl McGuire and Grace
layers attended the teachers meeting
it Richlands Saturday. Miss McGuire
;ave a recital.
Miss Grace Williams spent from
Friday to Monday at Steelshurg, as
.he guest of Mrs. Will Witten.
John M. Sturgill came from Flor
da last week on account of a six
veeks illness of malaria and iieart
Mrs. Bird Brewster went to Rich
ands Monday to consult a physician.
Mrs. Tom Steele, of Indian, and
VIrs. Charles McGuire were here yea
:erday and report their mother, Mrs.
VIcGuire a3 being very ill with pneu
Mrs. W. B. Steele spent Sunday
with Mrs. C. G. Hurt at Indian and
lttended the funeral of James Duell
Fox. Mrs. R. K. Gillespie visited
ner mother, Mrs. O'Kecffe at Taze?
well last week.
Miss Pearl Vail came down from
razewell with Miss Barbara Hurt
Saturday to visit Mrs. Ollie Hurt and
Miss Lettie Lowell visited home
Mrs. F. M. Hurt spent Saturday
night and Sunday with parents at
C. H. Steele, of Paint Lick and C.
H. Peery, of Indian, were guests of
W. B. Steele Saturday.
Grat Steele, of Paint Lick, was a
visitor to relatives here Wednesday.
His sitscr retunred home with him
and stood the trip fairly well. She is
recovering from her recent trip of
illness of rheumatism.
Rev. Isasc Wright, of Bluefield,
will preach here Sunday at 11
Seymour and Thomas RingstafT,
bridgemen, and several others like?
wise employed, were at home Sunday
Miss Alice Mulkey Houchens, spent
several days here last week visiting
Mrs. Lettie Ringstaff, who has been
Mrs. George R. Thomas and daugh
tre, Mrs. Joseph Smith were culled
to Whitewood, Saturday to see their
daughter and sister, Mrs. Sam Ward,
who is dangerously ill.
Cove Creek, Feb. 27?We sure
have been having ground hog weathei
for the past week.
Miss Ida Waiden of Rosnoke, it
visiting friends in the Community
Misses Ruby Suiter and Lucy Steel?
(vere the guests of Misses Nannie ant
VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, MAR<
Mary Gregory Saturday night.
Miss Margaret Walker, of Hicks
ville, is visiting friends and relatives
at this place.
Miss Annette Christian entertained
u number of her friends Saturday
Misses Nannie, Mary, and Kath?
leen Gregory and Ida Waldon were
the guests of Misses Mary and Cecil
Miss Bessie Dnugherty began her
school at Stowersvillo Monday.
I,incus Lopney, of Wolf Creek, was
visiting his brother, Crockett, at G.
W. Stuwcrs, Saturday and Sunday.
C. P. Comptofi is no better at this
The inafnt son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Crabtree died Friday evening,
Feb. 17 Tho bereaved parents have
New Telephone Line
Mr. W. P. Haw ley, General Man?
ager and W. A. Pnnkey, Assistant
Manager, of the Bluefleld Telephone
Company, spent several days in the
community this week, looking over
the ground with a view of putting in
\ new line from Tazewell to Rich
lands and Raven. Those gentlemen,
rod Mr. Hiltxheimer, the manager of
the Tazewell lines, made a trip over
the contemplated routes the Drat of
the week, and will later decide upon
i route. As yet they are undecided
Whether to build the new line on the
present right of way down the river,
ar to secure a new right of way
through Baptist Valley, which would
be a straight line ami some shorter.
The new line, when completed will be
up-to-date in every respect, and not
inly give Tazewell an open, ample
line to Richlands and Raven, hut
give the people of these towns an ad?
equate connection with all parts of
the county. As it is now, and has
>een all the time, it is not an
sasy matter to get these two points
lit nil. The single wire running to
Richalnds and Raven has been entire?
ly inadequate to handle the business.
The Telephone people believe in pro?
gress, and will spare neither money
nor pains to meet the growing de?
mands of tho community. As the
years go by the country people will
put in additional phones everywhere,
and the company has this probability
before them in the new line. The
[ihunc is no longer a mere conven?
ience or luxury hut now a necessity
which will yearly increase.
Frost Proof Cabbage Plants
The editor has a box of one
thousand frost proof early Jersey
Wakefield cabbage plants which arriv?
ed yesterday. Diese plants can he
put out any time. Cold weather, even
hard freezes, do not hurt them.
Throw up a ilttle ridge and set them
dee]) and have nice spring cabbage
on your table before your neighbors
put out their plants. Tho editor had
very early cabbage last season from
plants put out on March 13th. They
are 10c per dozen; 3 dozen for a
When you come or send to pay your
subscription wc will be glad to make
you a present of a dozen nice plants.
Tij) Top, Mar. 1?Mrs. Nickatie
Mathcna, wife of William Mathena,
fo Mud Fork, died at her home on the
23rd of February after several days
sickness from pneumonia. She was
a Miss McClure before marriage, and
had two sisters and two brothers, and
was the mother of seven children,
all of whom were at her funeral ex?
A W. Mathcna, of Oklahoma, was
here on a visit to relatives for sever?
al days. This was his first visit to
Virginin since his futber's family
went west more than forty years ago,
when he was a child. Although he
was a near relative of many people
here, not one of'them could recognize
him. He had lived in several States
in the west, but was greatly pleased
with this country and the people.
R. C. Wells, of Teel Branch, who
has been wrestling with the grip for
several days, was able to circulnte in
our community first of the week,
talking, horse swapping, and cattle
Mrs. Virginin Clark, who has been
at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Helen Brown, for several days, was
paying Mrs. McTcer Sounders a visit
on Monday. This was the first time
they had met since Mrs. Saunders
marriage. She went to Five Oaks on
Tuesday morning to see her sister,
Mrs. B. B. Greever, before return?
ing to Clear Fork.
Sargfant Alex D. Johnson, re?
cruiting officer for the United States
army at Bluefield, was paying W.
G. Sunders a visit on Saturday nigh'
Miss Rose Norman went to Grahan
on Sunday morning to visit her sis
ter, Mrs. George Casaell, for severu
Several of the family of S. P
i Mathena have been ill with grip fo
several days. .
Mrs. J. H. Gillespie is somewhu
i improved, end it is hoped sbe wil
I get well,
CH 3, 1911
DID NOT SUE
THE RIGHT PARTY
Russell Damage Case Will
Have to be Brought Again
For Error Committed.
The suit of the Luck Construction
Company against the Board <>f Super?
visors ?>f Russell County, was culled
in the Circuit Court here oh Tuesday,
upon a change of venue granted liy
't ie Circuit Court of Rusesll county.
The ease was declared a non-suit,
and Bent hack to the county from
wlu nco it came.
The suit grew out of a contract for
building roads which the Luck Con?
struction Company had with the
Hoard of Supervisors of Hussoll coun?
ty. The amount involved is $10,000,
which the Hoard of Supervisors re?
fused to pay, upon the grounds that
the construction company did not em?
ploy with the contract, in that the
stone were not placed as they should
have been, and which necessitated
tin' county going to the expense of
complying with the letter of the spec?
There was no evidence that the no
count had ever been presented to the
county for payment, and lieferet a
county can ho BUOd there tnuts he ev?
idence that a county has refused to
Seven miles of road is embraced in
the suit. The case will be taken back
to Russell county and a new suit in?
stituted against the county instead of
against the supervisors of the county.
Russell People Here
The following Russell county citi?
zens were here this week on business
in connection with the road suit which
was to have been tried here: Hon.
II. C. Stuart, Attorneys B.T. Wilson,
K. S. Finney, B. J. Wysor, II. A.
Routh, J. T. Smith, S. II. Counts,
Jacob Booth, Thomas Taylor, Cyrus
II. Smithdcnl and others. Other
prominent visitors were: JnH. S.
Browning, Capt. S. Walton, A. '/,.
L itz, W. P. Payne, Judge Joseph
M. Saunders, II. R. Stowers., Jas.
T. Peory, Kd Howard, Chapman H.
Peery, P. St. J. Wilson, R. K. Mor?
ton, N. F. Adams, S. W. Williams,
jr., Dr. W. R. Williams and others
too numerous to mention. Mine host
Kelly declares that he has had a grent.
run in the hotel for the past week or
Burke's Garden, March 1.?Tho
entertainment which was given at the
Academy on last Friday night proved
a great success in every respect,
thanks to the untiring efforts of Miss
Lucy Moss, the young intsructrcss.
Rev. E. L. Richie wns detained in
Washintgon, D. C, and Rov. H. E.
Bailey filled his puplit at Central
church on last Sunday.
Mrs. C. J. Moss, of Tnzewell, is
spending a while in the Garden.
Misses Etta and Emma Greever,
who have been seriously ill, are not
improving as rapidly as their friends
would like to have them do.
Miss Birtie Thompson is quite sick
Mrs. Geo. W. Moss entertained a
number of guests at a sumptuous din?
ner on:; day this week.
Mr. Will Buchanan, of Gratton,
was here on business Monday.
The recent fire which occurred in
Abingdon, caused considerable dum
agc to Martha Washington College,
and injured the music hall at Stone
wall Jackson Institute.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Meek cele
brated their baby daughter, Mildred
Brenda'a, second birthday February
the twenty seventh, by entertaining a
bevy of Miss Pansy Meek's girl
friends. Amontf those invited to par?
take of the elegant repast so daintily
served were: Misses Nellie Kelly,
Ethel Meek, Sarah and Ruth Davis,
Lettie and Mary Moas. Little Miss
Mildred enjoyed it all very much,
especially receiving a beautiful gift,
consisting of silver knife, fork und
spoon with gold lined drinking cup
and napkin ring.
Mr. Bill McFarland is selling out
all his goods and chattels preparatory
to moving West.
Well, Mr. Editor, as the editor re?
serves comments on the weather for
his own facile pen, "Adieu."
A Bucking Bronco
Arthur Lewis had a taste of the
"wild and wooly west" on last Mon?
day, occasioned by the running away
of his speckled bronco. The horse
was hitched to a breaking cart, and
became scared at something, and ran
for mile or more before he became
exhausted. The horse became tangled
in tho harness near the Hopkins'
store, on the avenue, and fell, being
unable to rise, unless helped to his
feet. He took a fresh start from this
and also took churge of the street on
the avenue for the time being.
Niether Mr. Lewis or the horse were
much the worae for the experience.
PW^S Phone No. 31
T T ? For A"y Kind of Printing
$1 per Year.
SAVE THE SHEEP and LAMBS
BY HOME-MADE FEED
Corn, oats, barley and cotton seed chop, per ion, $; i.oti
Corn, bran and middlings, per ion, $28.00
Host seed oats, five bushel bags, per bushel, Sot'
Host while or yellow com, per bushel, <\=;e
A full stock of flour, feed and meal always on bands.
Star Milling Company, Inc.
Haven, Mareli 1.-?George K. Me?
tall made a business trip to St. Paul
L.D. Boyd, who was reported very
II in lust week's Issue, in improving
apidly under the earefuul nttention
>f Dr. MeGlothlin.
Prof. ,1. It. Altiser and family
risited friends at Pounidng Mill Sun
Albert Morton made a business
.rip to Riehlands Monday.
Misses Willie Pollock and Lonnie
3. Early called on Mr. and Mrs. J,
'. Proas Monday evening.
Marion McGuiro, of Cedar Bluff,
vnH a pleasant viHitor in town on
K. B. Blswick made a Hying trip
o St. Paul Tuesday.
Carl Tarter bun taken charge of
McCall and Company's store.
W. B. Greear made it business trip
to llonaker Saturday.
CliarleH Gillcspio.nf Wittens Mills,
was calling on friends at Domestic
loa I Company Sunday.
Dr. .1. II. Moore was called into
Kussel I and lluebanan counties Tues
lay and Wednesday to sou the nick.
George Qillespie was calling on
friends here Saturday and Sunday.
Mesrss, Geo, Stinson and K. J,
Blankenship mado a business trip to
WchI Virginia last week.
Dr. I. w. Cunningham spent Bun
lay at Richalnds with Dr. W. R.
The Raven High School gave a box
supper in tho Lambert music building
Saturday evening for the bonoflt of
There wns a large crowd present,
with plenty to eat and some to take
back to their "pa's and ma's"
Miss Kate Crockett, of Liberty,
was visiting relatives here Saturday
K. B. Blswick and P. H. Lambert
made u Hfyng trip to Blucfield Mon?
Arthur Katlilf was n visitor to
Against Populnr I-lectlons
The United States Senate Tuesday
defeuted the resolution providing
for an amendment to the constitution
so as to provide that senutors be
electted by direct vote of the people.
A brave fight bad been made by the
supporters of the measure, ns wns
indicated by the vote. Fifty-four
senators stood for tho resolution and
thirty-three against it. Though this
division showed so Inrge majority
of tho sennte to favor popular elec?
tions the number was not sufficient
to carry the measure, which required
ii two thirds vote for its success.
Took Wrong Train.
Mrs. W. E. Jenkins and Mrs. R.
L. Parsons were visitors to the town
a few days ago. Mrs. Jenkins is the
wife of the well known Pocahontas
mercbnnt, nnd Mrs. Parsons is 9
prominent Indy of Brnmwell, W. Vn.
The ladies slipped quietly into Tuze
well on ho 3:30 train, and quietly
out on the (5:30 train the same after?
noon, not that there was anything
clandestine about the unexpected and
brief visit of these good ladies. They
told it themselves?of course they
couldn't keep it secret?they took
the wrong train out of Blucfield
where they had been shopping, and
the first thing they knew?well, they
were in Tazewell. It is not at all
unusual for such a mistake to be
made by people leaving Blueficld?
it is so perfectly natural for every?
body to drift towards Tazewell.
Who (iot The Book?
Sometime ago the editor loaned
someone his copy of the little book
"The Captives of Abbs Valley."
Who ever got it is certainly taking
a long time to read it. Ho must
i have a number of friends nnd rela?
tives who arc reading it. One hour
and a half is about as much time as
any man need to read the little book
unless he has to stop to spell out the
words, and we suppose said friends
has been able to spell it all out by
this time. If these lines fall under
his eye wc hope he will return the
book at once, and not be foolin'
Foley Kidney Pills
Neutrulizo and iemovo the poison*
thuj cause backache, rheumatism.ner
vousness and all kidney and bladdei
Irregulailtics. They build up and re
store the natural action of these vita
organs. John ?. Jackson.
BONDS APRIL 18
Tazewell Will Settle The
Road Question by Vote ,
Ol The People )j
A meeting of the good rends club
was held in tho court house on lust
Saturday, when the petition whs pre?
sented to tho court signed by several \
hundred free holders, asking tor a
vote on the bond issue of $050,000
for building roads. Tho court granted
the petition and set (he date as tho
second Tuesday in April, hut on Mon?
day another inert ing was hold}-autj
the election postponed until the 18th
of April, in order that the people may
hu better informed about the issuing
of b nils.
Speeches were made asking for a
Continuance of ninety days by J, W.
0. Crockett, Murns (iillespio and
An early vote upon the issue was
argued for by T. C. Uowon, V. iJ
Sexton, J. W. Hicks and others. All
active campaign will be bogun right
away by thu people of the county
who favor good roads, and a favor?
able result of the election is expect9
An Old Chestnut But Applicable
Lust week two of our entetprising
funnels in the Maiden Spring District
were riding over the bud roads in
their neighborhood in search of free?
holders to sign the application to
court for mi elcctinon, when suddenly
they came upon a mans hat lying in
a mud hole in front of them, One
of them ventured in on some fenco
rails and on picking up the hat, they
were astonished to find a mans head
under it. They exclaimed, what in
tho world are you doing here and
why dont' you holler for help?
Tho old farmer stated that there
was no use of being so excited that
their was no danger of h:m going any
deeper as he was standing on a wng
on load of hay. After helping the old
gentleman out, they explained the
bond issue and the petition to him,
and asked him to sign same. Ho
agreed that it would he a good thing
for the country, but stated he whs
at the Courthouse a few days ugo
and Mr-told him not to vote.
for the bond issue us it would make
tho poor man pay as much tax as the
rich man and that it might put a
debt on his children.
FOR BONDS, Of Course.
Burned to Death
"Aunt" Mary Hicks, an aged col?
ored woman, was burned to death in
her houHe on H. C. Stuart's Clifton
farm, in the cast end of Russell,
last Saturday night. From report, it
appears that she was living with a
blind son and a small boy,'and about -
dark sent the boy to a neighbors on
an errand. When the house caught
lire she went out, taking her blind
son, and returned to get a small sum
of money she hud in the house, and
was unable to get out. Her charred
remains were found in the ruins o
the burned house.
The above information was given
this office by Mr. B. J. Lockhart,
Richlands, who was here on Tuesday.
The RELIANCE LIFE INSURANCE
of Pittsburg, Pa., will entertain anj
application from an experiecned Life*
Insurance man or General Salesman'
for its agency, with headquarters at
The Reliance appeals to life insur?
ance producers, because it is strong
and progressive, and issues all forms
of life policies, Garanteed Annual
ticipating,?Term,? Sub - Standard,
and Lien, and pays liberally for busi?
ness produced and has many attrac?
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For Particulars address: Osca*
Swineford, Manager for Virginia,*
Comrounictaions confidential. ^