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IF you want the news ol
Tazewell, read the
PAST YEAR HAS
BEEN AJGOOD ONE
Local Advertising Far Bebw Normal,
But No Raom to Grumble?Loss
Tilade Up in Other Departments.
The Clinch Valley News has had a
fai rly prosperous year. The paper
owes no money, owns its builuing
and plant free of encumbrances, has
hud no serious losses or accidents,
has enrolled a considerable number of
new subscribers, and IobI few old
ones, and take it all in all we have
not lost but gained some ground.
These personal matters are mentioned
not because it is supposed the public
is specially concerned, hut to make
room for a statement which we re?
gret to make, viz: that, so for as the
merchants of this town and county
go the paper has gotten on entirely,
with two or three exceptions, without
their support. For the first time in
newspaper history in this town, the
leading merchants have, done no ad?
vertising. We have worried along
without their support. Probably no
other town wheie a newspaper is
published anywhere in the world,
irakes a similar showing, it is said
that a town can be pretty generally
sized up by consulting the advertising
columns of its newspaper. This being
so, Tazewell does not show up in a
pleasing light. No fault, so far as can
be ascertained, is found with the
papers. They are clean in appearance,
as well edited nnd have more readers
than ever before in their history.
Nevertheless, the merchants, with
one or two ecxeptions as stated,
withdrew their advetisements, giving
as a reason, we believe, that ad?
vertising doe" not pay. We. are not
"kiching" or growling this good
Christmas time, only stating facts
apparent to any and every reader of
Our- job printing department has
been well patronized during the year,
much of the time being crowded, and
in this department we have done well.
Subscriptions have been, in mo3t
cases, promptly paid, and hence, we
have kept the wolf from the door
without the aid of advertising from
the business houses of the community.
If money can be made by not ad?
vertising the merchants are wise in
omitting it. If our merchants can
show that this policy is profitable and
wise they will revolutionize the
business methods of the country, but
the progressive business men of the
world will he slow to try this ex?
periment, or follow the example set
by the business houses and mer?
cantile establishments of Tazewell.
VVe acknowledge with much grat?
itude the patronage given our job
department, especially appreciated
under the circumstances.
Pleasant Trip to Richmond.
Mrs. J. A. Leslie, tho "Ross"
returned on Tuesday from her
wanderings in East Virginia. She
was gone, apparently, six months,
but really, only five weeks. On the
trip she called at the following
ports, to-wit: Richmond, South Rich?
mond, formerly Manchester, Farm
ville, and last but not least, Blueficld.
We honor Bluefield by saying "not
least", only because this bumptious
town is near Tazewell!.
Her uncle, Prof. CharlesH. Wins?
ton, has been Professor in
Richmond College and the Woman's
College for many, many years. Herl
boy, .1. A. L. is a student in Rich?
mond College, and she had to spend
a goo.! deal of her spare time vibrating
around the college. Her aunts Mrs.
Judge, Hancock, widow of the late
Judge B. A. Hancock, and Miss Ella
Hancock, live at Forest Hill, South
Richmond, and here she had her
headquarters, when not in the saddle.
Hard by, that is to say, about 8
miles west in Chesterfield, is the old
home'where she was born, reared, and
married and where she used to eat
vaimmons, sweet 'taters and 'possum
when she was a girl. To visit all
these places and people, kept her
busy and out of mischief, and she re?
turned in good shape, greatly im?
proved in health, and very much
relieved and perhnps surplscd to find
that the chichens nnd the dog were
still alive, and that the old home
here had not moved into West
Virgimn. The last night of her return
trip was spent in Bluefield with a
dear friend, Mrs. S. S. Cofer.
While away, "the boss" in order
to bo in the fashion, underwent
treatment in Richmond. She had been
troubled for some time with a throat
nnd nasal effection, and as a natural
consequence, drifted into the office
of Drs. Wright and Bowen, specialists
in throat, and nasal troubles etc.
The Dr. Bowen named above is our
own Sam. He is greatly beloved
here, on his native heath, and he is
making goad in Richmord. He has
the vacancy caused by the death of
Dr. Davis, a former partner of Dr.
Wright. The writer remembers Dr.
Davis distinctly. Like Sam Bowen.
he was a country bey, nnd attained
famo and fortune in his profession.
"The boBs" says that Drs. Wright
and Bowen have the nicest and finest
othce, parlors, recepton rooms ect.,
she ever saw, und they arc crowded
with patients every hour in the day.
She will ever remember with highest
appreciation, the kindness of these
eminetnt specialists, and "so will we
all. Tazewell people in particular
and Southwest Virginin people gener?
ally, who need to have their eyes,
enrB, throat, ect., patched and re?
paired will naturally inquire for Sam,
when they go to Richmond, and what
this fine firm can't accomplish for a
patient is r-t worth the trial by any
one else. Dr, Wright is not known
personal"v in this office, but, inasmuch
as he is associated with uur Sam, he
is entitled to all the emoluments, so
to speak, nnd the right hsnd of fel?
lowship, the same of which is hereby
It so happened, in the course of
human events, that while "the boss",
was perambulating around in Rich?
mond and vncinity, a goodly number
of Tazewell people were in hospitals
there, viz: B. W. Stras and his
daughter, Miss Rosalie Stras, U. A.
Bowen, A. G. Riser and perhaps
others. She organized herself into a
sort of volunctcr visitntion associa
'.ion, herself as President and sec?
retary, and the writer as treasurer,
and auditor of public accounts, and
went to see and comfort these fellow
citizens as oftcti as her multitudinous
engagements and social duties would
permit, and did what she could to
lighten burdens, cheer up, and soothe
thv smart of the surgeons knife, and i
she is gifted in this kind of work.
Now, all this idle gossip is In- I
tended to call the attention of the i
public to Drs. Wright and Bowen.
Little else in this article is worth the
attention of the public perhaps. "If
you need a lawyer", some one snys,
"you want the meanest one you can
get. If a surgeon or phsicinn, the
best one on the market. A jncklcg
surgeon or doctor is as bad as u jnck
ley pcacher or editor?no good!"
What They Spent
Congressmen Carter Glass, Andrew
Jackson Montague, William A. Jor.es
and Walter A. Watson, ull of whom
were successful in their fight for
election, spent not a cent to get the
certificates at the hands of the voters
after they had been nominated.
Congressman James Hay, of the
Seventh, separated himself from
$229.39 of the coin of the rcnlm.
Congressman Flood, in the Tenth,
managed to squander $1,156.71.
Congressman Charles C. Carlin, of
the Eighth, got by with an outlay of
Down in the Second District Con?
gressman Holland spent $680.25.
Congressman Slemp, in the Ninth,
was forced to extend himself to the
amount of $4,488.64, while General
, Rufus A. Ayers, his Democratic op?
ponent, accounts for distributing $2,
280.25, and bad the satisfaction of
seeing hisopponent get the certifiicnte.
SEND YOUR GOODS
BY PARCELS POST
Merchandise, Country Produce and
Other Products Can be Shipped
Cheaply Next Year.
The parcel!) post law will go into
effect January 1st, and before another
issue of the News our friends in the
country will be ofTered an opportunity
to send small amounts of produce that
has long been denied them. The
postoflice department at Washington
has issued the following:
That distinctive parcel post stamps
must be used on all fourth-class mat?
ter, beginning January 1, 1013, and
that such matter bearing ordinary
postage stamps will be treated as
"Held for postage." That parcels
will be mailable only at postoflic.es.
branch postoffices, lettered and local
named stations, and such numbered
stations as may be deisgnated by the
postmaster, or presented to a rural or
other carrier duly authorized to re?
ceive such matter. That all parcels
must bear the return card of the
sender; otherwise they will not be
accepted for mailing.
The parcel postal was provides
"That hereafter fourth-class mail
matter shall embrace all other mat?
ter, including farm and lactory pro?
ducts, not now embraced by law in
sillier the first, second or third class,
not exceeding eleven pounds in
weight, nor grtnter in size than
leventy-two inches in length arid girlh
combined, nor in form or kind likely
to injure the person of any postal
employee or damage the mail equip?
ment or other mail matter and not of
r character perishable within a period
reasonably required for transportation j
and delivery. "
Such articles as mentioned will be
carried in the mails at the following
Within a radius of GO miles one
;iound for live cents, and 3 cents per
lound for each additional pound up to
eleven pounds. The rate for local
packages is the same for the first
round, and 1 cent for each additional
The rate for a radius of 50 to 150
iiilea is six cents for the first pound
md four cents per pound for each ad
The local rate applies to packages
'or delivery at any poBtoflice of origin
ir any route originating at said office.
Transferred to Blue?eld
C. (!. Hiltzheimcr, for several
,'ears munager here for the Illuefield
telephone Compnny was on Tuesdav
:ransferred to Bluefield, where he
las been given a mure lucrative and
letter position. Mr. Hiltzheimer has
nany friends in Tazewell who regret
iis departure. For the present Mrs.
iiltr.hei.rirr will remain here as
iperator in the central office.
VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, DECI
Pounding Mill Items
Pounding Mill, Va., Dee. 17, 1912.
Misses Bessie Brown, KHic
Williams, Maggie Bruster nnd Miss
Pharr attended the Teachers' Associa?
tion Friday nnd Saturday at Kichlands.
Miss Maggie Bruster was the guest
of Miss Bessie Brown Friday and
Saturday nights and Sunday.
Misses Pearl McGuiro and Irene
Emhrey spent Saturday night with
Miss Uvbj Steele, while Miss Russell,
of Steelesburg, was guest of Miss
Pharr at Mr. nnd Mrs. R. K. Gil
George, the six year old sun of Mi.
and Mrs. Rees Ringstaft, died on
Monday morning of pneumonia and
was buried in the afternoon. Rev. G.
R. Thomas conducted burial services
at the grave.
Mrs. W. B. Steele nnd daughter,
Miss Ilva, were shopping in Tazewell
Mr. nntl Mrs. J, T. Altizer were at
Tazewell last week, while the latter
had some dentnl work done.
Rev. Combs, of the Christian
church will give a lecture here to?
night in behalf of Home Missions.
Mr. Hunter's frame house is build?
ing rapidly by Mr. Zack Shambtin and
Sun:;. Mr. Alex Altizer is doing the
brick work. It will be a nice six
room cottage with two large porches.
Mr. Hunter hopes to move family
into snme soon after the holidays.
Mr. Hunter has an interest in the
I)r J. H. Smith has been practicing
bis profession here the past week.
Rev. \V. F. Manuel closed a twelve
day meeting here Sunday night in the
persence of a large congregation) He
preached three sermons Sunday. He
left yesterday for homo near Bristol,
preaching lnst night nt Maxwell ami
tonight in Wytheville. He will hold a
meeting nt Maxwell just ?tfer the
hollidays and will take charge of
Richlands, Pounding Mill, Maxwell
and Wytheville churches, giving
ench a Saturday nnd Sunday each
mouth. The people here were de
ligthed with his preaching.
Pev. Isaac Wright, Bluefield, filled
lies usual appointment here Sunday at
Mrs. Ollie Hurt and children wiII
go to Tnzewell this week nnd remain
until the close of the school.
Miss Margaret Williams was called
to Newport News yesterday morning
on icconut of an operntion on her
bro.her. Dr. George W illi.uns of that
John Cillespie spent Sunday with
linrtnts, Mr. and Mrs. John Gillespie,
Sr., near Witten's Mills.
Ji'mcs Neele spent Saturday night
and l|n udny with parents, Mr. nnd
Mrs. Wm. Neele near Paint I.ick.
Qu its a number of visitors were
here Sunday to hear Rev. Manuel
Mr. Webb of Cnhntham Hill was
here the last of the week to attend
meeting and was accompanied by his
neices, l in Misses Patrick of Cove.
The latter -vere guests of their aunt,
Mrs. John G. Azbury.
Mr. James Osbome was very sick
ZMBBR 20, 1912
V. P. I. Arranging For Free In?
struction to Virginians on Jan?
uary 1, 2 and 3, 1913.
A circular just received from the
State Agricultural College, at
Blacksburyg, states that a three days
farmers' meeting will he held there
January 1, ~. 3,1913. This meeting
is for practical farmers who wish the
latest information on profitable
methods of farming. Practical sub?
jects will he discussed In a practical
way by the agricultural faculty of
the V. P. [., and by other speaker!,
Among the topics to bo discussed are
"Pasture Management," "Irish'
Potntn Growing," "Diseases and
Wounds of Farm Animals," "Corn
Improvement," "Problems in Kann
Management," "The Home Orchard,"
"The Commercial Fertilizer Prob?
lem," "Horse-breeding," "Main?
taining Soil Fertility," "Problems
of Live-Stock Farming." A number
of Virginia tanners will talk on "My
Methods of Farming."
Thuraady, January 2nd, the State
Com Growers' Association will meet
at Blacksburg, and will hold n corn
judging contest, and a competitive
exhibit of corn and wheat. In the
evening the college will tender an
agricultural banquet to the visitors.
The cost .of attending this meeting
will be small, the only expense being
railroad fare and living expenses.
The College furnishes board at sitxy
cents per day, and lodging can be
secured in town at very reasonable
rales. The regular holiday railroad
rates of one and three-tlftliH faro for
the rouotl trip can be used. These
tickets are sohl December Ml, mid
are good for return trip until January
(5th. Wo hope many of our farmers
will attend this meeting.
Help The Poor
The Indies of the ilitforenl churches
of the town are arranging to give the
inmates of the poor farm a Christmas
lieat. The plan is to visit the farm
on the day after Christmas. The
committee in charge ol the under?
taking is composetl of Mrs. Harry
Huston, Mrs. C. it. ISrown ami Miss
Klin Bowen. Contributions of money,
Christmas gnods, clothing, eatables
or anything that you wish to givo
should he sent to Miss Kiln Itnwen
Christmas day or early on the morn?
ing following. This is an opportunity
to help your unfortunate brother or
sister that you should embrace. You
should be thankful that such on op?
portunity is offered to cheer up those
unfortunates?casting of bread upon
the waters that will return unto you
Dont let this opporutunity to do
good slip by you.
Burke's Garden News
Burko's Cnrdun, Va., Dec. 10,
1912.?Mrs. A. S. Clever, who has
had typhoid Caver, for several we:ks,
is getting along nicely and can alt up
one hour at a time now.
Dr. W. H. DuuuiKan, of Clear
Pork, spent Friday night and Saturday
with Mr. A. C. Kilts and did Home
dental work for the family.
Mm. I.evi Hhudy has been quite
sick with grip for several weck?, hut
is some better.
Very encouraging reports are being
received hero overy day from Miss
l'-tta (iroever, who underwent an
operation at Hichlnnda last week.
Her many friends hope she will soon
he well enough to return to her home
Several of the young people ore
homo for the holidays and others are
expected in a few days.
Mr. John H. Thompson started
South last Wednesday with about
Tho Christmas exercises of Central
Sunday School will begin promptly
at eleven o'clock Christmas morning.
There will be appropriate mUSio and
an "Old Fashioned" Christmas tree
on which everylody who wishes are
invited to put presents for their
friends. The young ladies are expect?
ing some nice presents from their
best fellows and we know they will
not bo disappointed,
Mr. and Mrs. K. L, Uhudy were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Long Saturday night and Sunday.
Mr. nnd Mis. Will Burg were
visiting at Mr Carl Kilts' Sunday.
Wo wish the News and itH readers
a merry Christmas und hope the editor
may have some buckwheat cakes for
his Christmas dinner.
Shawvcr Will News
Shawvor Mill, Hoc. 16.?On Mon?
day, night, the Kith, an interesting
program wan rendered by the pupilH
of Shawvcr Mill School. The house
was lillod and everything was In per?
fect order. Kach pupil presented his
or her part with ease and interest.
Splendid music was rendered on string
instruments by young men of (lie
neighborhood. Every feature of tho
entertainment WIIH thoroughly I'll joyed
by all present. The only objection
heard was thnt the time of presenta?
tion wan too short.
However, the performance lasted
two hours. Tho dour receipts amountep
to $10, tho amount to be used for
the improvement of the school.
On Sunday night, December 15th,
H. C. Combs gave a very Interesting
talk on tho State Hoard of Missions.
Miss Chapman, principal of the
school, lias hem very ill, nnd was
unable to be present at the entertain?
ment, nnd was greatly missed.
The members or the liohcknh Lodge
will give n Christmas treat next
meeting evening, December 28th,
ami a grand time is expected All
members uro cordially invited to
come and bring with them their
mother, fattier, brother sister, or a
friend?just one of the number
Suggestions to Christmas Shoppers
TT HE near approach of Xmas finds us with too much Holiday stock and
Tj, we have decided to sell every article of goods of this character regardless
of former price. Now is your TIME to buy.
For the Little
We have Dolls, Toys, Bicycles.
Wagons, Sleds, Mechanical
Trains, Steam Engines, Sewing
Machines, Mirroscopes, Baby
Grand Pianos, Cash Register
Banks, Richter's Stone Building
Blocks, Automobiles. In fact,
our line of items to delight the
children 13 almost endless, and
they must come to see what tjood
things "Santa'' has in tore for
For the Ladies
We are showing an unusually
high class line of Sterling Toilet
Sets, Silver Mesh Bags, Vanity
Cases, Gold Pins, Bracelets,
Brooches, Manicure Sets, Hand
'*ilKsi Jewel Cases, Umbrellas,
Card Cases, Hand Mirrors, Etc.
Come "Ye Mis
sourians" and let
us show you.
For the Men
It is somewhat puzzling to de?
cide what to give him, but we
suggest the following :
Watch Fob, Manicure Sets,
Safety Razors, Traveling Cases,
Flash Lights. Fountain Pens,
Shaving Mugs, ami Mirrors,
Pocket Knives, Card Cases
Pocket Books, Cigar Clippers,
Cigars, Cigarette Cases, Pipes,
Pipe Racks, Comb and Brush
Sets, Military Sets, Cigar Light?
ers, Silk Hose, Kid Gloves,
Spalding Sweater Coats, Ties.
BOYER ?> COMPANY
For Any Kind of Printing
$1 per Year.
Son of County Treasurer of Russell
Run Over and Killed at Honaker
Last Monday Evening.
John Hanitur Howard, son of W.
A. Howard, treasurer of Husaell
county, was killed at Honaker last
Monday afternoon hy a section of the
local which was shifting at thnt plnco.
The accident was witnessed hy the
crew of the freight and several by?
standers. The train was moving
west, and was cut in two, the front
section drawn by the engine pulling
ahead, and the cars in the rear were
shifting. Young Howard, who was
standing nearby, uttenipod to cross
the track in front of tlie shifting
cars, when he was caught by the
wheels und his head half severed from
his body. An eye witness to the nc
cident stated the conductor and
brakeman of the ttoin came near
losing their lives in at U mptiiig tu
lescue the boy.
Special Christmas Prices
Malaga grapes, per pound, lfie;
Dates, per pound, LOc; figs, per
pound, trie; liest I.. I.. UiuhIiih, per
pound, 1?OJ pure stick candy, lUc;
California navel oranges, per dosen,
60c; Cnenunuts, :? ful 135c; fancy
evaporated peaches, per pound, 12
l-2c; fancy prunes, per pound, 12
i !2e; fall cream cheese, per pound)
25c -Ii dllferonl kind1 of candies,
from 10 to 2f>c a | all . ?special
prices for Christmas; trees. Hoya
wnguna, sleda, skates, fur naps. Wo
have lots of Christinas ,,unn bought,
winch we hope to have here on time
to supply you, Tne Tazowull Supply
A Car of Corn
On January 1st we will have a car
of com which we will sell as follows:
100 bushel lots, G5c; BO bushel lots,
07 1-2c ; 2ft bushol lots, 70c. This
iH Iii.-i doss corn and it will not lust
long at this price, as it is advancing.
Put your order in now while you can
get it. Star Milling Co.
Qualified as Administrator
G. P. McMulIin was here Wednes?
day to quality ns administrator of the
estate of I ho late It. D. 'J'nbur, w In ho
denth occurred at an advanced age in
November lust. The estate in valued
at about $0,000 which includes a
valuable farm on Hluestone. Upon
the death of the widow, Mrs. Tnbor,
the farm goes to Kdward Tabor upon
payment of ,$:i:i00 to the other heirs of
Resolutions By The Tazewell Bar
At n meeting of the Hor of Taze?
well County, held at the Court House
thereof on the 14th day of December,
1012, there were present Honoruble
Fulton Kcglgy, Jutige of the Circuit
Court of said County, and the follow?
ing named members of snia Dm :
It. U. Henry, S. C. Graham, J.
W. Chapman. S. M. H. Cmilling, J.
N. Harmah, Sr., J. W. Micks. J.
W. Hnrninn, II. Claude I'obst, Harne
Cillespie. T. J. Muncy, W. ?.
Werth, J. Powell Hoyel 1, E. L.
Greever, Hugh, It. Hawthorne, V. L.
Sexton, S. D. Mny, A. P. Gillespie,
K. O. Crookott, T. C. Bowen, W. U.
Sprntt, W. M. Mintcr, C. S. Minter,
II. A. Bowen, John Roberts, A. S.
Higginbotham and (5. W. StCluir,
and C. W. Gruever, Clerk of said
Court, S. S. F. Hnrman, Sheriff of
Tazewell County, and II. P. Brittain,
Taensurer of Tazewell County. The
following resolutions were adotped :
Whereas Death, that dread mes?
senger which lays its inexorable hand
on all at its appointed time which
may not bo deferred, hns again
invaded our ranks and lias taken
aw:.y from us our esteemed arid valued
and beloved associate, Henry C.
Aldersou; It is resolved by the Bar
of Tazewell County, now here as?
sembled to express our grief and to
pay just and fitting tributo to bis
That in in his , death we deplore
the loss of a sincere and genial friend
and companion, an able and upright
and courteous member of our honored
profession, and thnt the community
baa been bereft of a kind, warm?
hearted, hospitable, charitable and
generous citizen and neighbor; and it
Resolved that this resolution be
spread upon the record of the Taze?
well Circuit Court, and be published
in the newspapers of this County and
that a copy thereof be engrossed on
parchment and signed by the fore?
going named members of the Bar and
[said officers, and be conveyed to his
1 widow, and that copies hereof bo
furnished to the other members of