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THE PAST YEAR
Ladies Civic Organization Makes a
Report of Its Stewardship?The
The Tazewell Cemetery Asso?
ciation makes the following re?
port of its past year's work,
including the officers elected for
the comin? year:
President, Mm. H. W. Pobst;',
Vice-President, Mrs. J. A.
Greever; Secretary, Mrs, J. W.
Moss; Treasurer, Mrs. W. I.
Board of Managers: Mrs.
George St. Clair, Miss Jesse |
O'keeffe, Mrs. A. J. Tynes.
The past year has been a very
satisfactory one. No extra im?
provements have been necessary I
and all money, except what was
spent for actual carc;.aki".g of
the two cemeteries, was put on
the land debt, reducing it con?
siderably, as the above report |
People, generally, have ex-|
pressed confidence in the As^ocia-1
tion, which goes far toward
making duty a pleasuie to those |
who are bearing the responsi?
We wish to thank the men of |
the town and county for their
generous patronage of our
Bazaar Dinner, and hope they
will not be afraid to risk it
again next year.
Please give your hearty sup?
port to (he new official board.
Sallie P. Harrisson, Pi es.
Amt. in bank March 19,. . .$ 2T7.50I
Sole of land. 825.63 |
Rent on land (to be collected)
Cash receipts,. 8.50
Rummage Sale. 51-94
Paid on land. $900.00
Joe Witien for cem. work. . 163.00
Star Milling Co., grass seed 4 15
Southern Stamp Co., seal. . 1 75
Alex Sayers for wotk. 5.00
W. R. Gray for flower bulbs 10.00
Bazaar stamps. 3.00
Peery & St. Clair supplies. . 8.85
M. H Whitaker for work. . . 5.60
Geo. Hall Lumber Co.. 1.90
C. F. Tynes, agent. 24.00
Cash Receipts. 8.50
J. A. Leslie for printing. . . 3.00
Fudge & Gillespie, last, on
note for 1 yr. Oer. 1912. 80.46 |
R. T. Wilson, Richmond,
Registration fee. 5.00
W. G. O'Brien for printing. 3.00
Express & drayage. 60
Stamps & sta. cem. stat.. . . 1.40
W. G O'Brien for printing. 5.00
Henry Murphy hauling. 1.50
Cedar Bluff Items
Among those who attended "The I
Trail of the Lonesome Pine," from |
this place are: Mrs. W. J. Hatcher,
Mrs. H. S. Gay, Miss Flora Baylor, j
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin McGuire, Mr.
Reece Russel, Mr. Eunice Watkins,
Mrs. H. G. Davis, Mr. and Mrs.
Albert McGuire, Mr. Clarence Scott,
Mr. Ruel J. Hurt, Mr. John Houchins
Mr, and Mrs. Harry Bane, Miss Eliz?
abeth Hurt ahd Mrs. Chapman Peery.
Mrs. James O'Kecfe and Mrs. J.
C. St. Clair, of Tazewell, are attend?
ing the Conference here and are visit?
ing at the home of Dr. Baylor.
The District Conference is now in
session at the church at Cedar Bluff.
Mr and Mrs. Wade Peery, of Taze?
well, are spending a few days in the
Mrs. Birkelbach and her daughter
Hazel are both confined to their room
Mr. E. A. Gillespie, we ure glad to
report, is on the road to recovery,
after a serious illness.
Mrs. J. B. Crabtree, of Richlands,
spent Tuesday with Mrs. J. Edd Mc?
Mrs. Will Grinstrnd is rapidly im?
proving from her recent ilness.
Mrs. J A. Kyser has been quite ill
for a few days with n severe cold.
Our school and patrons are very
much interested in the School Fair
Movement and it is hoped that this
enthusiasm will result in a most
creditable exhibit next fall.
The Btation at the Bluff has recently
added two lamps much to the satis?
faction of those who take the late
A New Teacher
Miss Garnette Pharr haa
taken the posi^on^?
Pounding Mill items
Pounding Mill, Va., Jan. 14th.
James Osborne returned the
first of the week from Keystone,
where he had been visiting his
son, W. W. Osborne and family.
Uva Steele, Rosalie Early and
John Gillespie attended the play
"The Trail of the Lonesome
Pine" at Bluefield last night,
returning today on no 11. Miss
Early returned to her home at
Abingdon. They all enjoyed the
play very much.
Miss Margaret Williams re?
turned Sunday from Newport
News, where she has been with
her aick brother, Dr. George
Williams, for several weeks. She
reports him much better; she
went to Richlands Sunday after?
noon to resume her duties as
principle of the High School
James Neele resumed his
duties today as R. F. D. Carrier
with G. R. Thomas assistant.
Little Lena Altizer is improv?
ing, though unable yet to sit up.
She has been very ill, suffered
with a severe headache, spasms
and vomiting. She vomited a
worm, after which the Drs. gave
her santinine and calomel, she
got better at once, vomiting,
headache and spasms stopped.
Her lather, J. T. Altizer has had
a light attack of typhoid for the
past three weeks but is now able
to be at the store again a part of
the time. The rest of the sick 1
here are better.
R. A. Gillespie, Witten's Mills,
who had charge of Steele-Hurt
and Co.'s store last night and (
today, went to Raven on no 11
C. McLain, foreman of the
Boxley and Co. big quarry, re?
turned yesterday with several 1
colored men on free transporta?
tion, two escaped however at ?
Bluefield, it is said. He brought 1
back a man cook for the board?
ing house, he is a small man
weighing about 250 or 275, re?
minding one of the picture in
the V. P. I. calender of the ,
"rats" in the rat parade. Several
other colored men came last
week and occopy the part of the
town on the southeast known as
Drs. Johnson, Sr., of Tazewell;
Williams and Smith have had ;
lively practice her the past two
weeks. Dr. Williams has the ;
practice for both the Ringstalf
and Boxley and Co. quarries.
Rev. Ed Smith of the M. E.
South preached at the Union
church here Sunday night.
The W. C. T. U. will meet at
Union church Friday night,
next. The Secretary, Mrs. W. B.
Steele has been appointed by her
successor, Mrs. W. B. Harris,
the Treasurer, to make out the
program and lead the meeting.
Every one is invited, come and
enjoy the songs, reading, etc.
Miss Lettie Ringstalf was on
the sick list last week.
Engineers French, Derrick,
Cadle and Glenn were here today
looking after the Boxley and
Co.'s stone quarry. They all
took in the play at Bluefield.
Mrs. Davis, of Richlands, was
here the past week to see her
daughter, Mrs Doughten and
family. She is still grieving over
the loss of her only son, age 19,
who died last Sept. of tuburcu
losis. She and husband bought
nice property, near the station
at Richlands and moved there
for the purpose of sending their
son to the High School. Her
daughter's little 2 1-2 year old
daughter returned home with
"Uncle Jirn" Cousins, the
colored plasterer, of Tazewell,
thinks he can complete his job
of plastering, etc., on the new
school building today. Of course
its a goed job, for we have seen
a good deal of his work at this
place, which was all first class. |
Mrs. David Cable was called
to Richlands last week, on ac?
count of the sickness of her
mother, who has pneumonia.
The friends of Mrs. Nancy
Davis will be delighted to hear
her recovery from a recent spell
Mesdames James Brewster and
R. M. Sparks went to Maxwell
last week to attend the burial of
their daughter-in-law and neice
respectively, Mrs. Eva Brewster,
wife of Charles Brewster, whose
death occurred at the home of
her parents in Bluefield on the
Note:?In an article last week
on Trinidad I failed to say that
one minister buried 62 of hi3
flock of cholera in a short time.
bFine Buckwheat Flour
ure and straight, app'y to
? Baugh, Gratton, Va.
Ar V may left at News
THE COURT HOUSE
WILL BE REPAIRED
Supervisors Accept Plans of Archi?
tect For Remodelling Present
Building?Bids Asked For.
The Board of Supervisors
Tuesday finally disposed of the
Courthouse matter in so far as
the people are concerned. They
have accepted the plans and
specifications for the repair of
the present building as prepared
by W. C. Lewman, of the Falls
City Construction Company, of
Louisville, Ky., mention' of
which plans was recently made
in this paper. The Board is ad?
vertising for bids for the carry?
ing; out of these plans, notice of
which is given elsewhere in this
paper. The plans, as outlined,
will give ample room and accom?
modation to the officers of the
court, witness rooms, vaults for
the safekeeping of the county's
records, etc., and will cost, ap?
The meeting of the Board was
harmonious, the dove of peace '
hovering around all during the
proceedings. The expected
strenuous opposition to the pro?
posed repairing did not develop,
a majority of the citizens have
reached the conclusion that the
Board was proceeding cautiously 1
in the matter, and would act for
the best interest of the county.
The repair work will commence
this spring and will be pushed 1
to completion. " '
The citizens of Tazewell, and
elsewhere in the county will 1
breath easier now, as the pos
aibility of moving the courthouse
has been dispelled.
The county road authorities
have discovered that the Norfolk
& Western have possession of
certain county roadway between
Pocahontas and Boissevane
without having a title to same.
When the Laurel Creek branch
of the N. & W. was built a
verbal agreement is said to have
been made between the railroad
authorities and Supervisors,
whereby the railroad was to use
about two thousand feet of
county roadway for laying
tracks, and was to build a new
road instead. The new road was
built, and it has later developed
that the Big Vein Coal Company
have built a tipple in the middle
of this new road. Common?
wealth's Attorney Harman has
taken the matter up with the
railroad officials and an adjust?
ment of the matter will be
Good Picture Show
Dr. Joe Kelly is giving a good
show each night at the Amuzu,
which is worthy of the patronage
of the people. During the week
you had the privilege of seeing
the Great and Only Roosevelt,
the matchless Wilson and other
celebrities, more or less renown?
ed and notorious. Dr. Joe throws
in a few films of humor during
the week. If the blue devils yet
you in its grip, drop in to the
show and forget it. If your
children are too young or your
wife too old you can see the
show Saturday afternoon at 3
o'clock, which will put you in a
good humor to learn your Sunday
School lesson Saturday night.
A Rough Voyage
Dr. Prunsr, a well known
physician of Lebanon, passed
through town Wednesday en
route to Bluefield in his "car, a
Lambert. The doctor reports a
i tempestuous and stormy voyage
across the two counties. A
nor'wester came up during the
trip, blowing fore and aft' and
the sails had to be trimmed to
prevent an enforced winter stay
midway between the points. He
was four days overdue, being
five days out of Lebanon. In the
present condition of the roads
east, it is not known whether he
ever reached Bluefield. Just wait
until our roads are connected up.
arid you can do the trick between
Mrs. Henry Hampton received
i a letter from her hubsand in
! Florida yesterday, in which a
vivid description of that section
is given. He states that the
climate, at Eustis similar to that
of June in Tazewell. He is not
'thoroughly acclimated to the
change yet, but will soon become
accustomed to the changed
weather and conditions that
exist in the "Land of Flowers."
VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, JAN
Tannersville, Jan. 14. - W. A.
Crabtree returned from Cedar
Blufl? today after an extended
visit to friends and relatives for
W. M. Kirk was a business
visitor to Tazewell yesterday.
A. J. Anderson formerly of
this place but now of Morris
town, Tenn., returned home
Thursday after visiting relatives
here for several days. He reports
his wife's health in bad condi?
George Patrick our efficient
mail carrier from Tannersville
to Saltville, has been 'cussing'
the bond issue road from here to
Saltville?he says, if it is all like
what he has to travel he don't
want any more .of it in his
some places, it is almost im?
possible to get a horse and buggy
S. P?. Wyatt has broken all rec?
ords for hog killing here this
year?he killed a "pig" Friday
that tipped the scales at exactly
507 pounds. This hog was t wenty
months old and a cross breed be?
tween the yorkshire, berkshire
ami poland china. Isaac Patrick,
Bill Kirk and Bob Patrick all
vouch to his statement, and, of
course it is correct. We don't i
care to hear anybody say that 1
big hogs can't be raised in Poor i
Valley any more. i
Birt Necessary and family and i
Mrs. Luther Necessary we re i
visiting at Bob Patrick's Sunday, j
G. P. Holmes is here from i
Chatham Hill on business. i
Jas. Patrick was a bushies t :
visitor to Broadford Saturday. 1
The covering for Crabtrees ]
chapel has arrived -it is the best i
:>f galvanized covering?and John i
Hilt, Clint Osborne, James Os- s
borne, are at work putting it on.
I. L. Patrick was at North ;
Holston on business yesterday. ]
Will Brewster passed here i
yesterday on his way from Cedar
BlulT to Corner Rock with a
drove of mules.
Mr. Catron, who has the con?
tract for building the road from ]
the Smythe county line up Poor ]
Vallev, is here making the mud
There are several on the sick ;
list at this place. j
Frazier Necessary is at home |
after touring several West Vir- (
ginia towns; he says, there is no |
place like old Poor Valley and (
never will he le ve her again. |
Walter Patrick is at home atfer <
;i weeks' visit to Broadford. i
Stand Patter. <
Called to Bristol I
Rev. E. L. Ritchie, pastor of
the Tazewell and Burke's (Jar- ?
den Lutheran churches, has
received a flattering call to be- 1
come pastor of the church in
Bristol, Tenn. He has been in
Bristol for the past few days and
will remain several weeks sup?
plying the Lutheran charge at
that place. Rev. Mr. Ritchie is
giving the call to Bristol serious
consideration. The congregation?
al meeting called for last Sunday
in Burke's Garden, has been |
postponed until the first Sunday
in February. Brother Ritchie's
congregation antl friends in the
county will be sorry to lose him
from the county.
The developments in what is
known as the Elkhorn eoal field,
in southeastern Kentucky which
have been actively pushed during
the last two years, are expected
to bein full running order in the
spring of 1913 and will swing
the major production of the
State from the western to the
eastern district. Up to the pres?
ent time the greater part of the
production has been derived from
the western counties, and in
1912, out of an estimated output
of 14,000,000 tons, the western
counties have contributed over
half, or say 7.500,000 tons, as
compared with 6,500,000 tons
from the eastern counties. The
whole State has suffered from
car shortage in 1912, but it was
especially felt in western
Kentucky, where in December
the car supply on the Louisville
& Nashville was only 65 per cent
of the needs, and on the Illinois!
Central Railroad barly 40 per
cent. From April 1 to May 15 an
agreed suspension of mining oc?
curred in the organized districts
of western Kentucky, which
affected about 5,000 men.?Big
Stone Gap Post.
Will Return Next Week
Mr. J. A. Leslie, who was
called to Rapid City, S. D., on
account of the serious illness of
J. E. Pearce, expects to start
home next week with Mr. Pearce
and his family, if the weather
conditions are favorable.
UARY 17, 1913
COONS AND DOGS
ARE EIRST COUSINS
And Why Shouldn't the Hams of
the Latter Be as Good as the
Hind Quarters of the Former?
Treasurer Brittain and Oscar
George played a trick on Colonel
Elisha Campbell a few days ago,
that we did not think would
even be perpetrated by a mem?
ber of the Ananias club. George
caught a big, fat coon near hit
store in Thompson Valley, and
cooked the hind quarters brown
and nice and sent to the treasur?
er. Colonel Campbell, the
treasurer's old time friend of
long standing, was thought of,
and got a hind quarter. As soon
as George came to town the two
conspirators got together, and
George approached Colonel
Campbell thusly: "Colonel, you
remember a few years ago,
Peery Brittain played an "Irish
trick" on me, which I have
never forgotten. I have waited
ft long time for vengeance, but it
has come at last. I had a IttHo
cur dog around the house which
prot to sucking eggs and we de?
cided to kill it. It looked so nice
und plump that the idea of giv?
ing Peery a dose occurred to
me, and we cooked the hind
quarters and sent them to Peery
and told him that it was the
hams of a fat coon one of the
boys on the place caught the
night previous. Now, Colonel,
if you ever (ell Peery he will
ihool me on sight."
Colonel Campbell got that tar
iway look on his face, spit a
few limes, and walked off, say?
ing not a word.
The following special from
Richmond appeared in Tuesday's
Governor Mann to day in?
formed the inaugural committee
it Washington that he and his
itaff would accept the invitation
to attend the inauguration of
Governor Wilson us President of
'.he United State in March. The
Governor and his staff will lead
the Virginia State troops in the
great march down Pennsylvania
ivenue. It will be a procession
>f heart-breakers, those colonels.
Kail- creatures are expected to
ugh and to pine for an in?
troduction to them at the ball
which is to follow the parade,
md it may be that some of the
'soldiers" from the Governor's
itaff will indulge in the popular
?nd somewhat tabooed "turkey
Wont' Tazewell's Colonel shine
m this auspicious occasion?
Mrs. J. T. Kendrick received
ft note yesterday from Mrs. Her?
bert. Yeuell, wife of the minister,
who conducted a successful
revival here last summer, in
which she stated that about the
middle of December, while ab?
sent from her apartments in
Chicago, burglars entered her
home, ransacked her trunks, and
carried away all her jewelry of
value, her money and many
valuable trinkets which she had
collected in twenty years' travel?
ing. Many of the articles can
never be replaced. No clue to
the burglars had been obtained
up to a few days ago.
Fire at North Tazewell
The home of T. F. Sisk,
engineer for the power company
at North Tazewell, came near
being destroyed by fire yesterday
morning. The fire originated on
the roof, and but for the strenu?
ous efforts of volunteer firemen
the building would have been
Mr. Sisk desires to thank his
friends and neighbors for their
kindly assistance, and hopes that
a misfortune of the kind may
never be visited upon any of
Burke's Garden, Jan. 14th,
1913.?Miss Mary Etta Greever
is getting along nicely since her
return home from Riehlands,
where she was operated on for
There is some excitement her?
caused by the rental of a large
part of trie S. T. Heninger lands
which will take place at Taze?
Mr. J. Newton Rhudy was f
business vistior to the Garden
Qu te a number of men fron
th's place went to Tazewell u
NOTICE la hereby Riven that the
Board of Supervisors of Tazcwell
County, Virginia, will receive sealed
proposal and bids from contractors
until 12 o'clock noon on the 16th, day
of February, 1918, for the erection
and completion of the remodeling of n
court house tu bo erected at Tazcwell,
Virginia, in accordance with the plans
and specifications for furnishing
mnterinls mid performing the labor re?
quired by Andiew J. Bryan, Architects
Louisville, Kentucky, which plann and
specifications hnvo been adopted and
are now on llle and open to inspection
at the office of the County Clerk of,
so id County.
A certified check for Twenty
five hundred dollars ($2500.00) ,
pnyablo to the County Clerk, must
accompany each bid, such check to be
forfeited to tho County as assessed
uirl liquidated damages should the con?
tract bo nwarded to a bidder or firm,
und he or they fail within ten days
after being notified to execute and ap?
proved surety bond for the faithful
performance of tho contract based on
bin bid. Said bond shall be for the
full amount of tho bid, and the certi?
fied check shall be hold until actual
operation on the building site tins be?
gun started und the contractor has
begun placing concrete
All bids and proposnls shall be
modo out on a blank form furnished
by tho Clerk of tho County.
Tho County reserves tho right to
accept or reject any or all proposnls
or bids submitted, or to waive any
defects in same, If it be deemed to
the best interest of the County to do
Euch bidder must also file with
Mb bid a letter from a surety Company ;
shull furnish bond in ease contract is
awarded said bidder.
i'liins nod specifications will lie
furnished to contractors upon deposit
with the Clerk of said County certified
check forj$25.00, said check to ho re?
turned when plans uro submitted to
Clerk. 1-17 4w.
C. W. GREEVER, Clerk.
A Tennesse Farm
THIS farm, which is litnited in lluw
kins Co., Tonn., contains 12H acres
of good land suited either to cultiva?
tion or giuziiiK. It is well wntcred,
and situitcd in a good neighborhood
near a school, church, itoro and sum?
mer resort which furnishes n goon
market for all farm produce. it is
near a piku leading to rnilrond nine
miles away. About i tillable and
wooded with enough timber fur till
new buildings desired. This farm is
going at sacrifice: terms reasonable.
Address, M. G. Pangle, Emory, Va.
Child Burned to Death
A young child, fifteen months
old, of Fon Howard, of Tip Top,
died early this morning, as a
result of being severely burned
at its home yesterday afternoon.
Its mother had a heavy days
washing yesterday and left the
baby in the cradle while she
labored over the wash tub a
short distance from the house.
An older child was sent to the
house to see about the baby, and
was horrified to find the child's
clothing burning, it having got?
ten to the fire by some unknown
way. Dr. Pyott did everything
possible to save it, but the fire
had so burned its body that death
came at 5 o'clock this morning.
The Interstate Land Company,
wishes to call special attention
to their advertisement of a
Sweetwater Valley, Tenn., farm
on another page of this paper.
Whether you are in the market
fer a farm or not please read
about this bargain. You may
have a friend who would be in?
We also wish to call your at?
tention to the fact that we have
farm bargains at all prices from
$1,000 to above $100,000, and
can suit any purchaser. We have
more than one hundred satisfied
purchasers. All of these could
not be mistaken. We have no
dissatisfied buyers. You will not
mkae a mistake if you buy a
A New Dress
You will note that the type in
s the paper this week is brand
! new, and larger than the type
i formerly used. Many of our old
? subscribers, who began reading
the News when they wert
i children will appreciate the
i change. The type is as easilj
(read as any type that can b<
bough t. If you like the changi
-, we will continue it, otherwise
we'll do.it anyway.
For Any Kind of Printing
$1 per Year.
TO MARCH 7TH
Ccernor Gives Hillsviile Murderers
Anoilter^Sixty Days-Will Hear
Claude and Floyd Allen, await?
ing electrocution in the pen?
itentiary at Richmond, were
respited yesterday afternoon by
the Governor until Friday,
I The following telegram was
received by the News late
'yesterday afternoon from Rich?
"Governor Mann this after?
noon granted a respite to Floyd
and Claude Allen until Friday,
March 7. lie announced that he
would hear arguments for com?
mutation of sentence cm February
The Case of. the Aliens.
Probably Governor Mann will
respite the Aliens once more. It
is customary, we believe, to allow
condemned criminals a reason?
able time between their final
abandonment of hope and their
execution. The theory of this is
that men should have opportunity
when assured that they must die
to prepare themselves for clor-,,
nity; when the last earthlv,
chance is gone to address theiY
minds to the future.
If there is some delay, op?
portunity may be given those
who would like to see (Maude
Allen escape the chair strictly as
a matter of the Slate's mercy
and clemency to make ploas in 1
his behalf. When there is an
end of claims that he has legal
right to his life ami of attacks
on the character of the court and
on the fairness of the trials and
convictions, Governor Mann may
be prepared to lake up the case
on an entirely new basis that
of a plea for mercy and othing
else. Roanoke Times.
Today Floyd and ( laude Allen
were to have met the extreme
penalty of the law. The "in?
spired notice above" shows that
the Governor of his" mercy" and
his "clemency" will give them
a further opportunity to repent,
but suggests, only that Claude
will escape the chair and that
Floyd the least guilty of the clan
will pay the penalty.
That neither of tnem will be
electrocuted is beyond belief. S.
Marriage of Interest. ,. ?-.
Burke's Garden, Jan>: '16. In?
vitations have been received to
the marriage of Mr. Frank
Marion Kelly and Miss Dorothy
Mitchell. The wedding will take
place at the bride's home in?
Rrainbridge, Ga, Wedncxsdurt
morning, January 22. Tho/groOiW
is a prominent young hJ,:orney.
of Lebanon, and a nophew of
Mrs. Mary E. Groseelose, of this
Money Well Spent.
Wise county last year sp^.it
lover $122,000 on her schools, as
I shown in the statement publish
[ ed last week by Superintendent
Hillman. In not a great while,
: Wise county will have the best
I schools and roads of any county
in the State. Some of us are
I wondering where all the monev,.
to come from. No county has
ever bankrupted itself building
good roads and school houses.?
Rents Burke's Garden Land.
Captain W. G. Howe, of Rural
I Retreat, was a business visitor
I to Tazewell this week. On Tues?
day he rented from J. Powell
1 Royall, guardian of Lula Wilson,
four boundaries of land in
Burke's Garden, belonging to the
late David Heninger. The prop
i erty was rented for grazing
1 purposes only for there years.
The consideration was $3,030.
Lost Two Horses
Joseph Creggar and W. J.
Corell, of Thompson Valley, tost
a horse each this week?Mr.
Creggar's, a young horse, injur?
ing itself so that it had to be
shot, and Mr. Corell's, an old
mare nearly thirty years old,
killed to end her misery. The old
mare had been in the Corell
family for a quarter of a century
and has been on a pension for
the past few years, having earn?
ed a rest for many years of
faithful work. Will Corell pulled
her shoes off three or four years
ago, and turned her on grass,
where she livtd easily