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Well Known Orator Will
Speak In Interest of Demo?
Hon. Harry St. George Tucker,
one of the leading orators and states?
men of Virginia, will address the
voters of the county tomorrow after?
noon in the courthouse. Mr. Tucker
is not only a good speaker, but has
a wide knowledge of the politea 1 is?
sues before the people today. He was
one of the "original" Wilson sup?
porters in Virginia long before tho
Baltimore convention, and is destined
to play a lending part in Virginia
politics under the administration of
The Republicans of the county will
do well .to hear the gentleman discuss
the people's side of the great ques?
tions in the present campaign.
A Qood Law
Richmond, Va., Oct. 23, 1912.
How a corcyful health officer acting
under the provisions of the new vital
statistics law scented crime and had
a coroner's jury meet before he would
authorize the burial of a nergo child
who died under suspicious circum?
stance:-!, is the interesting story told
in correspondence made public at the
Stato Board of Health yesterday.
A feeble-minded colored child, a
suspicious local registrar of births
and deaths, two ignorant colored
women, the alert, health officer and
two juries figure in the tragedy told
in death certificate Number 551 now
on file with the State Board of Health.
Some weeks ago, it appears, ap?
plication was made to J. W. Cridlin,
local registrar of Acquinton District,
King William County, for a permit to
bury a negro child named Walter
Temple, who had died without medi?
cal attention. The registrar, acting
under the new law, refused to issue
the permit until the nearest health
officer had viewed the body and had
certified the cause of death. Dr.
Hawes Campbell, the health officer,
answered the registrar's call and
went to the cabin where the child had
The condition of the body led him
to believe that the child had met
death with foul play and, pursuing
the course laid down in the new
statute, he had a coroner's jury sum?
moned. Tho verdict then rendered was
that the child had died from blows on
the head administered by some person
unknown. This verdict put a very
different aspect on the cose and meant
that instead of a simple negro funer?
al there must be a grand jury investi?
gation. Awaiting this, an aunt of the
child was arestcd and placed in jail.
When the grand jury met,this woman
was not indicted but the jurors
thought the evidence against her sis?
ter strong enough to warrant an in?
dictment. In due course the trial was
held and the woman was acquitted.
This action, however, only deepened
the mystery and rendered more im?
portant the question of identifying
the probable murderer.
While the King William health
officers seem doubtful that the culpa?
ble party will ever be convicted, they
are much elated at the detection of
the crime and they are being heartily
congratulated by officers of the State
Board of Health.
"We could have wished," said an
officer of the Board today, "that the
murderer had been detected and con?
victed but we are delighted to observe
that the enforcement of the law led
to the discovery of a crime which
otherwise would nave passed unno?
ticed. Under the old system,- it was
possible, in the country districts, to
commit murder and to bury the body
at a regular funernl without detec?
tion. Under the new law, however,
no burial can take place without a
permit and, where there is the least
suspicion, the machinery of the law
provides for a thorough investigation.
Secret murders, of course, cannot be
detected by any provision of law, but
we are told by lawyers and common?
wealths attorneys that they believe
the aplendid vitul statistics law will
result in the discovery of many crimes
that would otherwise go unnoticed."
HELP THIS MAN.
Joe Johnson, the blind man, and
his family, are In a needy condition.
Mrs. Johnson, who has heretofore
been the main support of the faroiy,
is in bad health and unable to work.
Her husband is blind and not able to
provide the necessaries of life.
A subscription has been started,
each subscriber agreeing to pay 25c
per week until the family are able to
help themselves. Those felling dis?
posed to assist in- this charitable
work, can do so by sending clothing,
food, etc., to this office or seeing the
bo disturb the inc
i) and in such wa
Pounding Mill, Va , Oct. 22.?Mr.
Mrs. Robert Petts and baby, and Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Hoops and baby, have
moved into the residence west of the
Mrs. R. M. Sparks and little son,
Norman, left on no. 6 Sunday, to
visit her daughter, Mrs Norman
Turner at Ada, W. Va., and R. M. is
Mrs. Arthur Keer and baby, who
have have spent the summer with her
aunt, Mrs. Rebekah Williams, left
last week for her home near Charles?
ton, W. Vu. Her nephew, Hurry
Williams accompanied her and will
spend the winter.
Henry Christian who has been
quite sick for a couple of days with
sore throat is able to be out again.
Rev. and Mrs. C. A. Pangle and
two children left last week for their
new field in Tenn. Their many friendB
here regretted to see them leave, but
wish them every success and happi?
ness in their new home.
Peery Pruett has moved into the
lower rooms of the Henry Robinett i
A. Collins greatly improved the |
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ring
staff by a fresh coat of paint.
Mrs. G. A. Thomas. Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Smith and children, visited the
tatters' relatives at Maxwell last
night and today.
Mrs. B. D. Humphrey and Mrs.
Dr. Bundy of Cedar Bluff, spent Fri?
day with Mrs. W. B. Steele. Mrs.
John Durham and Miss Cora Witt,
Paint Lick, spent today.
C. H. Steele, Paint Lick, was nlso
a visitor today.
Mrs. M. J. Sturgill and Miss Bes?
sie Brown , attended a meeting nt
the Church of God ot Richlnnds Sun?
Mrs. W. B. F. White, Richlands, j
organizer of the W. C. T. U., visited,
Mrs. R. K. Gillespic last Thursday, I
and addressed the Temperance Union j
at 2 o'clock. The meeting was held |
at Mrs. Gillespie's. A number of
members being present. Mrs. White
attended the W. C. T . U. Convention
at Richmond the last of September.
The talk was about the work done
there and was very interesting. Two
new names were added to the White
Ribboners, a number of dues were
paid in full lor the ensuing year, a
number of rally songs were sung,
after which every one departed fori
their homes with much zest and en?
thusiasm for the new year.
Ralfee Glllespie was home from j
Tazewell High School the last of the
Mrs. J. T. and Miss Mary B. AI- I
tizer spent today at Mrs. Rees Els- 1
wick's, near Steelsb'irg.
Mrs. W. B. Steele on yesterday,
shipped to the coal fields, 74 frying
chicks and 28 hens, nil of her own
The erecting of houses hero is pro?
gressing in spite of Sup't McLean's
lame foot, injury sustained by step?
ping on a nail.
Rev. William Franklin Manuel,
of Bristol, delivered one of his most
excellent sermons at the Church of
God on last night. He had just closed
an interesting meeting at Richlands.
Rev. Manuel says, he used to haul
goods here from Marion, for J. P.
Sheffy, son of lawyer Jim Sheffy,
about 40 years ayo, when be, Mr.
Manuel, was about 16 years of age.
He, accompanied by Rev. Peery Mer
riel of Knob, were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. W. B. Steele last night, and
this morning went over to the old
building, where he had slept a num?
ber of nights. He also said, he 'kind?
er* courted or loved a girl across the
way but had forgotten her name.
His text last night was from St.
John 11?37 "Take ye away the
Stone", said faith and work go to?
gether, etc. He expects to hold a
series of meetings here soon. He will
preach tonight, Wednesday and
Thursday nights at Mawxell, where
ihe baptised 21 in Clinch River, in
July, 25 being converted, among
them being his daughter, age 15.
Miss Elizabeth Yost and brother, |
Will Rees and sisters, Roberta and
Maggie, of Tazewell, visited Miss
Gussie Christian and brother Henry
from Friday to Sunday afternoon.
The Cattle Company navo Bhipped
quite a number of cars from here the
past two weeks.
ON THE POOR FARM
The editor of this paper is under
obligations to Mr. John McGraw, the
solemn, kind and efficient manager of
the county farm, for keeping his
charger, Napoleon Bonaparte, during
his two weeks absence. The fact that
the editor sent his horse to the "poor
house" has been commented upon
somewhat in certain circles, of the
editor's acquaintance. The incident is
without significance further than that
the grass is fine out there, and Na?
poleon needed grass. The editor
doesn't like to have outside people
meddling with his business and pro?
perty. It is nobody's business but hie
and McGraws. The editor hasn't seen
: Napoleon since returning, but from a
short talk with McGraw, be concludes
i that McGraw thinks Napoleon has t
roving and restless disposition.
lustry of the com
y as will least inl
SUMP NOW IN
THE ANANIAS CLUB
CandidateGraham Placed him
There Yesterday ? Courts
May Settle Differences.
Congressman Slemp, along with
other Republicans, have attained good
standing nnd honorable positions in
the Ananias club, according to Mr.
Walter Graham, candidate of the
1 Progressive party, against Slomp.
Mr. Graham has n hot article in yes?
terday's Roanoke Times, replying to
certain statements made by Mr.
Slemp, in which as many as sixteen
different statements made by Mr.
Slemp and others are branded as
"false," "infamous," lies," "hypo?
critical falsehoods of low politicians,'
'"wicked lies, "etc. Graham has
further instructed his attorney, he
says, "to bring suit against C. B.
Slemp, R. L. GilleBpie, and W. I.
Short, for malicious libel, claiming
heavy damages for defamation of
If what Mr. Graham says about M r.
Slemp is true, and what 61r. Slemp
Bays about Mr. Graham, be true, then
neither of them should be elected to
Congress, nnd the voters hod best
drop both of ihem, nnd voto for Gen?
eral Ay era.
Help The Ladies
The ladies of the Cemetery Asso?
ciation hereby extend an invitation to
the men of the town to come, en
masse, the Xmns Bazaar lunch. All
visitors will be welcome.
Dinner and supper will be served
the 5th of December, (the first day
the of Bazanr) ami dinner the Gth.
There will be oysters for those who
wish them, nnd other good things for
Let us know how you feel about it,
gentlemen, so that we may secure a
large dinning room, nnd be ready to
Berve you promptly.
Many havo been generous in their
patronage on former ocensions; but;
this time we want ALL the men?und j
In the last issue of this paper ap?
peared a communication from Mr. W.
P. Payne, complaining in rather bit?
ter and caustic language, of treat?
ment which he says he rccieved from
some parties driving an auto. In his
section. We know nothing of the
matter, further than what is stated
in Mr. Payne's communication. Wo
feel assured, however, that he was
harsh in the use of epithets which he
applied to the lady driver, and no
doubt regrets using them, upon re?
flection, ns the editor of this paper
does that the same appeared in its
columns. There is no need of any one
"flying oft the handle," when any
thing of this kind occurs. However,
lady drivers as well as men drivers
of autos, are equally bound to re?
spect the rights und observe the pro?
prieties of the road. Complaints are
heard almost daily from Clear Fork
and other sections, of fsBt and care?
less driving. The eame is true of
other counties all over the State,
where fine roads lend out of town nnd
cities into the country machines are
driven faster than the driver thinks.
They are not driven as rapidly as
they appear to country people to be
driven. Allowance must bo made all
around, and everybody be charitable.
In no case is it necessary to "get
mad and "cuss," still less necessary
to call each other bad names.
Death of Mrs. Dlckenson
Mrs. Celina Dickenson, aged about
83 years, died last-Sunday morning,
at the home of her ncice, Mrs. Lon
Davis at Doran. She was. we believe,
the last of her immed'nte family.
She was aunt to Mrs. Hurt, mother
of J. F. Hurt, of this town, and
cousin to the late Mrs. Col. A. J.
May. Her husband died many years
ago. One child was born to her, which
died in infancy. "Aunt Ceilna," as
everybody called her, was a woman of
strong character, and at one time one
of the best known women of the
counnty. When I moved to Tazewell,
she owned and occupied alone, the
property of Mrs. Eliza Witten, in the
suburbs of this town. I bought the
property and she lived in my family
for more than a year. My family
were fond of her, and none could
have been kinder or more devoted tc
children than she was to ours, and
every child was fond of her. With all
her peculiarites she was a
kindly, good woman and I sincerelj
pay this little tribute, and drop a sim?
ple flower upon hero grave.?Editor.
J. w. Copeland. of Dayton, Ohio
purchased a bottle of Chamberlain')
Cough Remedy for his boy who had i
cold, and before the bottle was all mot
the boy's cold was gene. Ia that no
better than to pay a Ave dollar docto
bill? For sale by ALL dealers.
Li VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, OC
utry. The ehan^
terfere with the i
VOTE FOR WILSON.
The following poem on the political
Isituation was written by John Simms,
of Piagah. Simms has never had
educational advantages, but his lines
show a familnrity, not only with the
working mans duty in the coming
I election, but a proper formation of
Now hero's a campaign lesson
All working men should heed;
Old Woodrow Wilson is the man,
The very one wo need.
Hn'll cut the piice on produce,
On coffee, corn-ami meat,
And everything your family wears,
And everything they eat.
He'll put the prices down so low,
That all poor men can buy;
11' 11 talk for him until election dny,
And vote for him or die.
Lets all pick up our armor,
And fight this battle thru,
And put Woodrow in power,
Is the wisest thing to do.
He says if he is elected
This turiff must down come
Now every poor man with good brains
Knows this will help us some.
Now Slemp cut the tariff on diamonds,
On silks and rich mens stuff,
And left it on whnt poor man needs;
1 think that treats us "tuff."
I think Mr. Taft an honest man,
And really means no harm,
Hut every mnn like him should be
Out somewhere on n farm.
The chair Hint Taft is holding now,
Should sent a wiser man
'Twill strike the root of these old trusts
Drive turiff from our land.
Now friends lets veto for Wilson,
And change this tide of trade,
And mnke amends while living,
For the many miatnkes we've made.
Lets go and vote cool, sober, Straight,
And mark our ticKets right;
Our hope is Woodrow Wilson;
He'll lead us thru' the fight.
I don't think it is intended,
I lly the all wise God above,
For tarilT and trusts to crush us,
In n land of pcaco and love.
This tariff and trusts nre stealing,
In wholesale way you see;
Now Wilson says he will stop It,
And that is the man for mo.
Lets work and pray for Wilson;
The time is drawing nigh,
And let him help in time of need,
For everything is too high.
Now friends, I'll close this sermon,
But all poor men 1 trust,
Will march out in November,
And vote for Wilson or bust.
EMORY AND HENRY NOTES
The Woman's Missionary Society
met with Mrs. L. W. Crawford
Thursday afternoon. The Society is
now studying tho conditions in Aus?
tria and other parts of Southwestern
Dr. C. C. Delano, Jr., gave an ad?
dress on education at Wyndnle Satur?
Dr. C. C. Weaver spent Thursday
in Bristol conferring with Rev. R.
K. Southerland who was recently
made financial ugent of Emory and
Henry by Holston Conference.
Mrs. T. R. Handy lett Friday for
Birmingham, Ala., where she will
spend some time visiting friends.
Rov. C. O. Wright, a minister of
Holston Conference nnd an old Emory
and Henry student was on the campus
this week. Rev. Wright lias been
spending a short time with his par?
ents before returning to his appoint?
ment in North Caroilna.
Jugdo Geo. E. Cassell of Radford,
Va. gave an address at Emory Oct.
23. This is the first of a series of
four addresses that Judge Cassel I
will deliver under the nsupices of the
Appalachian Educitional Foundation.
The Intercollegiate Debate Council
held its first meeting of tho year in
the Y. M. C. ' A.' parlor Monday
afternoon. The following officers
were elected for the ensuing year: J.
L. Hardin Pres., J. S. MaDonald
Sec, R. L. Osborns Treas. Two de?
bates will bo held this year, one
with Randolph-Mason Collgee of Ash?
land, Va., and one with Emory Col?
lege of Oxford, Ga. These debates
will bo of especial interest because
each is tho third debate with these
colleges, and the result shall deter?
mine who shall win the seria8.
Prof, and Mrs. J. L. Hardin spent
Sunday in Bristol visiting relatives.
New Use Por Folding Bed.
The world certainly do move. It
has been lot these many years since
, we read a folding bed joke.?Wise
A recent issue of the Times Dis?
patch says that a printer used one for
a printing press, his Washington be?
ing out of tlx. lathis a new one, Bill?
! Horo Is a woman who sponks fr?rn
, personal knowledge and long oxperi
b onoe, viz-, Mrs. P. H. nrogan, of Wilson
i Pa., who says," T know from experience
1 that Chamberlain's Cough Remedy k
t far superior to any other. For crour
r there is nothing that excels It," Foi
sale by ALL dealers.
TOBER 25, 1912
res (in the tariff)
lormal and health
i after two weeks
Returned From Visit in Rich?
mond And Former Home
in Botetourt County.
I'M it r,| -in I I 'oi i cspomlenco.
Yoa, 1 have gotten back?-had n
fine trip ami tliu time of my life ? a
tuemnrublo visit in all respects. A
little "gossip" about it may bo of
intercut In the renders of Huh journal.
My objective point wan, llrst, Rich
mond?to buu the boy who is nt school
there, and to look in upon the Statu
Pair. 1 found tho boy in good shape,
or rather he found mo first, as he was
at the car steps when I landed, hav
ing in some way hoodooed the man at
tho gate, and grabbed mo and my
grips, i;iaii to soa his dad, as his dad
was glad to sco him. A boys home
folks arc rood to look upon alter ho
has been away at school just long
enough fur the homesick feoling to
grip him, und I think I arrived just
in timo to suvo the boys lifo, "so to
speak." Ho is having n floe time nt
Richmond College except, as ho says,
they do not" feed quite of ten enough."
He misses, as du all boyB und girlB ut
school, his mammy's sideboard and
the cuko and preserves in the dining
room, nnd the basket of apples al?
ways at hand. The boy or girl, from
eight to twenty years of age who
isn't always hungry, does not livo in
theso parts, nnd so, a guod deal of
mv time wits taken up in visiting pie
counters and fruit stands, "tipping
ttio porter," as one of the hoys put
it. As I walked through the grounds
with the hoy, 1 recalled that I was
just about his age when 1 entered
school there, ever so many years ago,
and actually I almost came to the
conclusion Hint 1 was getting old.
Tilings have changed. Richmond Col
lego then was in the suburbs, sur?
rounded hy old fields and gullies.
Now, it is in the city, surrounded by
splendid houses und monuments, and
evidences of wealth and progress. As
is well known, the college will move
west, some half dozen miles, where
great schuul buildings will be erected
on a plat of 300 acres of land, nt a
cost of nearly two million dollars.
The work has already begun und tho
session of 1014-15 expects to open in
the new huildings. Thon the boys
will put mi airs sure enough, and
we old fellows of the old college
wont know whore we uro at when wo
go there, nnd will need some one to
pilot us around. The Womans' Col?
lege, of Richmond, one of tho oldest
in the South, will also movu to this
sumo site, and the two colleges will
bo run under one management. No
less than one thousand students are
expected under the new order within
five years. I just recall, that this
boy, now at school there, is the re?
presentative of the sixth generation
of the family tu attend this old school,
beginning with his grand father in
the 50's and I hope the succession
THE STATE FAIR.
Henry Stuart says that this session
of the State Fair was the greatest
yet. It looked great to mo. Tho rac?
ing was fine; tho amusements numer?
ous but not new, tho fakir in evi?
dence, red lemonade, peanut stands,
cane racks, balloons and all. What
would a Fair be without these?
The exhibits of cattle, sheep
swine, horses, poultry, goats, etc.,
were full and fine. Whnt interested
me most was the exhibits in the agri?
cultural building. They were highly
creditable to the counties making
them, and to the State at large. The
counties each had separate booths,
nicely decorated and fixed up. Mr.
Keiner had also a general state ex?
hibit, collected as best he could from
different counties, in which 1 was
pleased to see what I sent from our
Fair here. The oats grown in Rurke's
Garden were the finest I saw, and my
sweet corn was the largest I saw In
the entire exhibit. Old Virginia is
doing same Ihre farming. The eastern
counties, where only brooinsodge,
sasafraa bushes, persimmons and rab?
bits are supposed to be the chief pro?
duct, had the finest corn, vegetables
and grasses on exhibition you ever
saw. It was good to look upon. I saw
no nrgicultural exhibit from any
countywest of Roanoke, with one or
t vo exceptions. The SouthweBt grows
cattle, and there her ambition seems
to end. A noticeable feature of the
agricultural exhibits was that many
of them seemed to be in charge of
ladies?farmers' wives and daughters.
This fact accounts for much of the
artistic beauty of arrangement of the
exhibits. And it showed further that
the people generally take an interest
and pride in showing the products of
The farm. They are proud of the
farm. Farm life is no longer the
j drudgery it used to be. Improved
. methods, farm machinery, and scien
, title management have made life on
> the farm and garden a d-light. The
f right way is easier than the wrong
way. The only difference is in know
J| ^ Y Y ~y 9 For Any Kind of Printing
$1 per Year.
which we make should be made
if ul course of business.?Wilson.
BY invitation of the Wilson-Marshall
Hon. H. St. George Tucker
and other speakers, will address the voters of
Tasewell County, at the Court House, on
Saturday, October 26 th, 1912,
at 1 P. M.
JOHN S. BOTTIMORE, President.
S. M. R. COULLING, Jr. Secretary.
On Frid ay night, the 25th Oct., Mr.
Tucker will speak at Pocahontas.
ing how, and to know how in onsy
and simple in these days of gr< at und
cheap agricultural papers and maga?
Tho ntoel notable exhibit wna that
of tho Bel I wood farm, in Chesterfield,
Mi. Bi'llwooil hud on exhibition over
500 different products of bin farm,
among which wcro about 200 differ?
ent grasses, clovers and forage
plants. There wcro among those, ?
OUtingB of alfalfa, the live crops mak?
ing a cutting of over 10 foot ot hay.
Many other counties showed fine al?
falfa. Tho "Queen of tho Clovem"
is destined to be the great money?
maker for the farmers in Virginia.
I Haw very little yellow corn. The old
idea that yellow corn is stronger In
food valuu than white corn is explod?
ed. "There is nothing to it."
Boone county white predominated,
and much of it wns.bcautiful. There
wcro other fine varieties of the Dent
family. Apples and peaches were
there in grcnt profusion. Many of
them no larger than were scon at our
Fair hero, but showing the results of
spraying and careful handling. The
Domestic department, needlework de?
partment new methods of cooking,
new appliances for the kitchen and
nil were a revelation, Such a displuy
of new farm and road machinery of
ull kinds I never snw before at a
State Fair. All diese things, to a
man who loves farming and "life in
the open" wero of intense interest.
A noticeable feature also was that the
church people wer? in evidence?
nearly every eating booth and rcstaur
unt was run by Homo church or benev?
olent nociety. The most interesting
feature to most people about a Fair is
tho peoplo themselves. What, great
crowds of all sorts and classes of peo?
ple surged through tho gntcH 1 On
Bichmond day, Wednesday, there
were said to be 70,000 peoplo on the
ground. They looked it I Thero was
scarcely loom to walk in. The Fair
Association seems to huvo solved the
problem "How to get tho peoplo,"
after all, the chief problem. The
means seems to be?havo something
to show, then advertise.
The Fair people offered more than
$50,000. in premiums in tho agri?
cultural department?-lnrgor purses
and premiums in the racing and stock
department, provided a large number
of amusements and then advertised.
This bringe the people. Then there
is no trouble to sell space to exhib?
itors of machinery and all sorts of
But I must leave, though reluct?
antly, the State Fair and Richmond.
I am due in Botetourt, the old home,
and ao I said "goodbye," and pushed
and crowded my way through the
gates at the depot, and next morning
found me in Ronnoke, where I saw
Judge Stuart, and had tho pleasure
of aeeing Mra. Stuart and Miss Lucy,
in their comfortable home; Jo. Straa
and G. W. Doak returning from
Maryland, and Sheriff Hnrman, with
hia prisoner, caught in Roanoko, and
then, left for
"The land which flowa with mlik and
"Where the akiea are always bright
And the sun forever shines."
In this little cove, about ten miles
long and about one and a half wide,
perhaps, the happy years of my boy?
hood were spent. Here my mother
died and ia buried. One sister still
lives here. The rest of the- large
family are "scattered to the', four
winds," and may never all meet
again. To me it ia home^ The boya
and girls of those days are ohl people
now. Their children and grand, child?
ren take the places of the youngsters
I knew. The community has changed
' greatly during these years. Fields
grown up, woods cloa.I up, now
roads opened- new housea built, Tho
?ild log Church whore father nnd
mothor worshipped, haa boon replaced
by a noat white chapel. Tho old
"baptising hole," where the little
creek swung around against the Imuk,
has been filled by shifting sand, und
the bod of the creek in changed. Tho
eld pine and alder and wild grapu
bushes which overhung tho hunk, are
all gono. Civilisation, an wo call it,
disregards land marks nnd sentiment
and plows straight through. A nota?
ble ovunt in tho qulut community iH
the completion of a fine summer homo
liy United States Senator Jn6. W.
Kern, on my old home farm. The
building ta mudorn and convenient.
His splendid daughter, Misn .tulin,
and her summer guest, Miss Smith, it
bright nnd beautiful girl, of Indian?
apolis, with two brothers, n nurso
and several attendants, are in cbnrgo
now in the absence of their father nnd
mother. Thin housu, built on n high,
wooded blulf, in a great udditiion to
the community, and will add greutly
to Hie social standing or tho commun?
ity. Tom. Board drove me down, and
Miss Julia received us kindly, nnd
showed me over the premises. They
will leave soon for their home in In?
dianapolis, to return next summer.
Thun wo drove by Tom's sister's
home, Mrs. Padgett, who is building
a new rcsidonco, to displnco tho old
one. I.id- in the little cove is quiet
Tho best set of folks on earth live
there. No sliudo seems to me so in?
viting, no waters ho cool, us there.
Tho October sun nlwnys clear and
bright, is especially so in tho cove.
The green leaves are turning to gold
on the mountain:', nnd in tho woods,
nnd to leave such surrounding!) re?
quires ii big effort. The Rilcys, Lay
mnu, Hnurd, Lollis, Jenkins nnd all
Hie old boys, mny they live forever I
J. A. L.
I will sei I. as trusteo for A. M.
Kiser, n nine room dwelling house
Olid three lots, in tllO town of Rich
lands, Tnzewoll county, Virginia, on
the 16th day of November, 1912, be?
tween the hours of 11 n. m., and 2 p.
m., of that day, at public auction, to
the highest bidder. Terms?Cash all
over tho sum of $1300, the purchaser
assuming to pay tho said sum of
$1300 in one. two and three years
time, with legal interest thereon.
The title to this property is perfect,
and it is well located and a splendid
H. L. SPRATT, Trustee.
Sept. 1G, 1912.?5?Adv.
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MEETING AT TIP TOP
The Republican meeting at Tip
Top Tuesday was of unusual interest.
There was u mingling nnd comming?
ling of spirits of feigning congenial?
ity. There was oratory galore, and
the poetic fires wore kindled in the
fertile brain of the Honorable Mr.
Uobson, of Iowa, the imported
champion of Slemp. The speakers
were Ex-Senator J. N. Herman, a
lifelong standpat Republican; Post?
master Wm. C. Pondleton and Honor
oblo H. S. Bowen, styled "the re?
cognized leader of tho Piogressivo
faction in Tazewcll counnty." All
these urging the election of Mr.
Slemp, a stand-pat Republican, put
forward as a Progressive. Under the
inspiration of tho occasion Mr. Dob
son broke forth into poetry, which the
reporter was considerato enough to
say was "original." What a wonder?
ful mix-up, this!