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Republicans and Democrats, Like
Lion and Lamb, Are Lying Down
Behold, boys?, the long-looked
for, hoped-for time has arriv*.
The political millennium has
come in Tazewell, and this paper
rejoices in being the first to
make the joyful announcement.
The skies >re brighter, the at?
mosphere clearer. The day-dawn
has dawned. Why fore? The Re?
publican machine, one - of the
herertofore most exclusive and
Fclfish on earth, has seen a great
light. Its rays reach from Taze?
well to Washington, chasing I
away the gloom and haze of |
political mystery. All is plain
as day now. There are no ways
that are dark nor tricks that are
mean. Political preferment and
pie no longer reigns and rules in
the councils of the mighty.
From the private offices of the I
distinguished, and heretofore |
silent and astute managers and
rulers of the county's coterie of
the Great, clear through to the
highest potentate in the Whifi
House, a blaze of pure, white
illuminating and health giving
light shines, brighter than the
headlight on a locomotive The
millennium has come! Sing, ye
dumb! Leap up, lame. Eat, ye
hungry! The great day of your
emancipation has come! Why
fore and wherefore? Why, the I
Republicans have actually recom- j
mended and had appointed
Democrat for postmaster in tbis|
town! Would you believe it?
could you believe it? It; is a fact.
There is no mistake. No romanc?
ing in this.
In their unselfishness?their
love of the Democratic party,
their appreciation of Governor
Wilson's election, they have got?
ten together, and without a dis?
senting voice, have had a|
gentleman, a Democrat, appoint?
ed postmaster at Tazewell! |
Wonderful transformation! For
years and years these same, un?
selfish partisans have barred out |
and ruled out every Democrat
who dared offer himself for even I
the most insignificant office. If |
a mayor, Sargeant, school board
secretary, clerk of court, con?
stable, magistrate, senator or
legislator or what not. if a seat
?even a back seat, at the pie
counter was involved, the Demo?
crat has been summarily and
forcibly dismissed. "None but
Republicans need apply," has
been the slogan for years and
years. But not so now. The day
for which this paper has waited
and worked has at last come!
All is changed-now. Democrats
and Republicans have met,
shaken hands across the yawn?
ing gulf, and pledged their
troth. Without even a question
on the part of the Democrats,
one of their number has been
seized, nolens volens, by the |
nape of the neck and seat of the
pants and hurled headlong into
the cook kitchen, and bade be
seated. Not only so, but in order
to make room for this hungry
Democrat they actually forced
the occupant of the chair at the
table to resign at least a year
before his time. He willingly |
gave up hundreds of needed
dollars in an unselfish desire to
aid a brother, all with the hearty)
approval and commendations of I
the chief cooks. Was there ever I
such unselfishness, or suchevi-|
dence of brotherly love manifest?
ed before, in the history of a I
sordid world? Boys, the millen-1
nium has done come, I tell you.
Rejoice with us! Toot your
horns! Ring your bells! Make a
joyful noise! From Mr. Slemp at
Washington clean on down to
the office of our good friend,
McCall in this town, the loud |
Methodist Amen can be heard,
The millennium has arriv'.
Death of Mrs. Spitzer.
Harrisscnburg, Va., Feb. 2.
Mrs. Martha Frances Keller
Spitzer died Tuesday morning at
2 o'clock, January 28th, at her
home near Zenda. Funeral ser?
vices were conducted at the
residence on Wednesday at 10 |
o'clock by the Rev. G. B. Fade,
assisted by the Rev. W. H.
Sampsell. The body was laid to I
rest in Woodbine cemetery. Be?
sides her husband, Jacob Spitzer,'
she is survived by two daughters
?Mrs. Jai?flsJiarris, of Tazgr
weeks. Her two daughters and
their husbands, wore present
during her illness and death. All
that could be done by mortal
hands and medical skill could
not stop the inroads of the
dreaded disease. Deceased was
a woman of high Christian
character, a devoted mother and
an excellent neighbor.
I As the dying sun sends back
its sheen of gold to beautify the
heavens, so will the immortal,
the real self of her who has
gone, remain to beautify and
bless all who knew her.
Make The Job Complete
The New York World:
Eva y Democrat in the Senate
save one went on record Satur?
day for a constitutional amend?
ment lengthening the Presiden?
tial term to six years and mak?
ing the President ineligible to
re-election. A majority of the
regular Republicans voted the
same way. Progressives attached
to the endless-term ambitions of
one man provided the strengh of
This makes up a natural di?
vision. The principle of the
amendment is Democratic in
having had the advocacy of
Jefferson, Jackson and Cleve?
land, and the indorsment of the
last Democratic platform. It is
Republican in having had the
advocacy of Hayes and Benjamin
Harrison. It is not Progressive,
for Progressives in this easel
know no principle but only a|
But why does the proposed
amendment deal fractionally
with a part of the Constitution?!
The very next section create?
the Electoral College, which has
twice served to elect a President
against the decree of the popular
vote, and which may at. any
time bring the country to the|
verge of revolution.
The proposed ' amendment |
should abolish the Electoral Col?
lege. It should also provide that \
the President, shall take office!
within thirty days of his election I
and that the term of a Congres s ]
shall begin likewise.
The country has had enough
of the dangerous complications I
of an outgrown method of elect-1
ing Presidents. It is even more
outraged by a system which
leaves for months in power and I
in negative or miscarriage of the |
expressed popluar will a Presi?
dent and Congress rejected at
the polls. While about it, why
not make the job complete?
"Kentucky Belle" at Cedar Bluff.
The play entitled "Kentucky
Belle" was given at the school
building here Saturday, January
25th, under the direction of
Miss Lottie M. Evans, principal
of the school.
The play was a success in
every way and showed the un?
usual ability of Miss Evans.
Each character seemed to have
special aptness for his or her
particular mle and showed the \
excellent training that had be3n
given?Miss Williams as heroine
of the play, Isabel Douglass; and
Grant Lowe as John Cason Gor?
don alias Jach Cason; produced
loud applause from the well filled
house, while Miss Stanger as
Miss Maria Douglass; and Mrs.
W. J. Hatcher as Col McMillan
occasioned no less enthusiasm;
Miss Lacy Lutrell as Miss Mad?
den, nurse, and Lawrence Lowe
as Dr. Blake were especially
suited to their parts, and gained
the honors due their profession.
The linemen Willie and Charlie
Nixon, Walker Rasnic and Em
mit Brewster touched a tender
chord, in their sympathy for
their injured comrade. Miss
Bessie Russell as Marie Van
Holinger, with her chorus girls,
Misses Eunice Watkins, Lacy
Lutrell, Nellie Grace Hurd, Lucy
Repass, Myrtle Neel and Delia
Ascue, entertained the audience
with songs and dancing. The
negro servants, Miss Flora At
well and John Scott played their
part to perfection as did Misses
Lucy Repass and Mayo Hurt as
mother and sister of writer . on
To say the entire play fulfilled
expectations is putting it mildly
so we use a more forceable de?
scription when v/e repeat the
words of an auditor, "The Trail
of The Lonesome Pine" Troup
will be put to shame.
The play will be given at Rich
lands February 7th.
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President of Virginia W. C. T. U.
Makes Strong Addresses in the
County Urging Total Abstinence.
Mrs. Howard M. H?ge, Presi?
dent of the Woman's Christian
Temperance Union of Virginia,
delivered an address in the
Christian church here Sunday
night to one of the largest au- '?
diences seen at a meeting of the
kind here for some time. The
lady was listened to attentively
for more than an hour. The
nature of her remarks dilTored
from those usually heard by
temperance speakers, in that she
appealed to the minds of her
hearers, by offering indisputable j
facts and figures showing the
effects upon the American people
of alcohol. The lady gave ?an ac?
count of her recent visit to Port-.
land, she being a delegate from 1
Virginia. Mrs. Hoge's address, !
in many respects, surpassed any?
thing of the kind heard here in
The lady was presented to the
audience by the Rev. Thomas
Campbell, who stated that the
principal drawbacks to the cause
of temperance today were"Appe?
tite, Apathy and Avarice;" that
the insatiable appetite for liquor,
the apathy displayed by many
regarding its extermination, and
the money that is made from its
sale were the principal causes
that premitted the sale of the
damnable stuff in this country.
The Rev. C. R. Brown offered
a special prayer for the passage
of the Kenyon bill by the Con
jgress, which bill forbids the
shipment of liquor into dry
(territories, and which is soon to
be considered by the Congress.
To Speak at Rich-lands.
Mrs. H?ge will address the
citizens of Richlands Sunday
night in the Methodist church.
Our Richlands correspondent
"Mrs. H?ge has had wide ex?
perience in this work, having
been state president for several
years and secretary of the na?
tional association. She has been
present at several hearings of
temperance bills before our na?
tional legislature at Washington,
besides having headquarters in
Richmond during the last two
sessions of the state legislature.
She is an interestng speaker and
the public is coridally invited to I
A collection will be taken at <
the Richlands meeting to help in
pushing the work in the State. !
Pounding Mill Items
Will Reese Sparks left Friday
for Piedmont Business College,
Lynchburg. We predict for him
a bright future, as he is a hust?
John B. Gillespie left Monday
for eastern cities, where he will
buy a nice line of goods for
Steele-Hurt and Co.'s big store.
Born, on last Sunday to Will?
iam Azbury and wife a fine boy.
All doing well.
Mrs. W. B. Steele went to
Tazewell Sunday morning re?
turning yesterday afternoon.
She was a delegate from the
Woman's Christian Temperance
Union of this city to the W. C.
T. U. Institute which was in
session a couple of days and
nights at that place. Mrs. Steele
read a paper on "The Press"
and was also secretary of the
Association while in session.
She reports an interesting insti?
Mrs. C. Hunter and little son,
Chas. Jr., were visitors on yes?
terday to the dentist at Tazwell.
Miss Bessie Brown spent from
Friday to Sunday afternoon in
Bluefield, visting and interview?
ing the dentists.
Dr. George Williams returned
last week from Newport News.
It will be remembered that he
underwent a very dangerous
operation of the stomach and
bowels and is just recovering
from same. His many relatives
and friends here were delighted
to see him.
Miss Margaret Williams was
up from Richlands Saturday to
see her brother, Dr. George
Dr. Williams, the Co. Dr. for
the quarry, was called in yester?
day to see tl e little 13 months
old baby of Grover McLain and
wife. The baby has a slight cold
and is much better. The parents
and baby are stopping with W.
B. Steele and wife and will build
a reiidence soon. Mr. McLain is
foreman of the quarry' here.
VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, FEE
Rev. W. J. Peters, of Glen
Morgan, West Va., preached at
Union church Wednesday night.
Subject "Father Son. Holy Ghost,
these three are as one, 1st John
5?7 at churoh of God. On
Thursday night ; Subject "Paul's
Specialty, This one thing 1 do"
Phillip ians ;! 13.
A Temperance lecture was
given Friday night by Dr.
Mrs. Elizabeth Osborne re?
turned Wednedsay from a few
days visit to homefolks and
friends at Richlands and Cedar
J. T. Altizer attended the
Masonic Lodge at Cedar Bluff
Saturday evening to see Fred
Gillespie "ride the goat".
Arch Gillespie has charge of
Steele-Hurt and Co.'s store this
Wanted in Augusta.
W. L Lee, road engineer in
this county, received notice on
yesterday of his appointment by
the Road Board of Augusta, as
engineer, to take charge of the
road work in that county. The
board advises that Mr. Lee, who
has had about six years work in
that county, coming here from
that work, is the most suitable
man for their work that they
can find. The question of salary
is left entirely with Mr. Lee to
name. He has reached no de?
cision, and will confer with Mr.
Wilson, State Highway Commis?
sioner, before doing so.
It would be unfortunate for
the road interests of this county
for Mr. Lee to leave, and it is to
be hoped he may not accept the
position offered him by the
Augusta people. Since the big
Wilson celebration the Augusta
people have the "big head" and
imagine that they are heirs to
everything good they can get
their hands on. They are re?
spectfully requested to keep
their hands off ihe road engineer
of this county. Augusta is too
?small and obscure a place for
Upper Bluestonc Items
Sunday being such a pretty
day Mr. Groundhog look a stroll
in the sun. Just as the great orb
passed the noon meridian he
turned his eyes toward the thin
form which seemed to be follow?
ing him and asked, "Why do
you follow me?" Receiving no
reply he hastily added, "Who
are you, anyway?" The silent
companion, not yet having ob?
tained permission to convey its
meaning to man, simply follow?
ed on. Being in no humor for
jokes, the groundhog retreated
as fast as his four pedal extrem?
ities would bear him away and
into the nearest cave he tumbled
too scared to greet the occupants.
Consequently, as is his way, he
will remain therein forty days
and nights and man must ex?
perience the bitterest, weather
of winter. Lets Jeach our
groundhogs that all things cast
a shadow on sunny days.
At a meeting of the patrons of
Bailey and Bluestone schools
Saturday it was decided, with?
out a dissenting vote, to merge
our schools into one and ask that
a comfortable, convenient house
be built for us at a central place,
so that the consolidation may go
into effect next session. Mrs. J.
H?ge Wagner was suddenly call?
ed home last week on account of
the death of her mother. Ac?
companied by her busband and
sister, Miss Delia Brown, who
has spent the past three months
with her, she went to her home
in Franklin county, returning
Sunday. Her many friends ex?
tend their sympathy in this sad
Mrs. John Turner is at home
again and expects to bring her
husband home this week. He
has improved rapidly and with
the aid of crutches can walk a
Orman Daily, of Baptist Val?
ley, is the guest of Jas. Turner.
Miss Annie Nash returned
Monday from a pleasant visit to
Miss Joe Warren spent the
week-end at the hospitable home
of Jas. McDowell, at Tip Top,
whose wife was a school mate of
Mrs. E. L. Walker and chil?
dren of Graham spent Sunday
at the home of W. M. Nash.
Paris Ashworth, of Marytown,
W. Va., was at Bailey recently
having dental work done. (?)
Wirt Carr was at home for a
short visit last Sunday.
Do you know that more real danger
lurka in a common cold than in ary
other of the minor ailments? The safe
way is to take Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy, a thoroughly reliable prep?
aration, and rid yourself of the cold
as qnickly as possible. This remedy
is for SALE by all druggists.
JRUARY 7, 1913
A. B. BUCHANAN
Knocks '"Home-Run," But Before
Reaching Home Plate May Get
Caught on Foul.
Our friend, A. B. Buchanan
stole a march on the boys and
has gotten himself appointed
postmaster at Tazewell. His ap?
pointment was made by Presi-j
(lent Taft a few days ago, and|
is now in the hands of the
I Senate awaiting confirmation by
that body. Whether or not this i
? appointment will be confirmed!
or like many oilier of Mr. Taft's
! appointments, be held up until
after the inauguration remains
to be seen. Colonel William ('.
I'endleton, it is understood, sent
I his resignation as postmaster,
I to the Department at Washing?
ton sometime ago, to be present?
ed at the time this appointment
was made, in the event it was
made. The resignation of post?
master Pendleton has been
rumored for sometime, but bad
not been made public here,
neither bad it been made public
that Mr. Buchanan's petition
had gone in, and hence the
whole affair came as a surprise,
particularly to the other candi?
dates for the appointment.
Judging from the reports from
Washington few if any of Mr.
Taft's appointments are likely
to be confirmed by the Senate.
On February 4th, last Monday,
the Republicans abandoned hope
of getting any appointments
confirmed, and the report was
sent out that perhaps no further
effort would be made. The num?
ber awaiting confirmation now
is said to be about eigtheen hun?
dred. Mr. Buchanan's petition
was backed strongly by the Re?
publicans here, although he is a
Democrat an insurgent Demo?
crat, however, an "anti-machine'
man, and an enthusiastic Wilson
man. What effort his Republican
endorsements will have at
Washington with a Democratic
Senate remains to be seen. He
had, as it is understood the
hearty endorsement of Mr.
Slemp, the lone Republican
member of Congress from this
In any event, Mr. Buchanan
has given the boys something to
think about, and has caused
them to sit up and take due
The editors letter about Dead
wood and Lead, promised last,
week, has been again crowded
out. It will keep, and will ap?
pear next issue.
Wants His Share
Mr. Editor: I, as a tax-payer
and citizen of Tazewell county,
have rights and fool thatl should
he protected: and through your
paper I want to show the public
how the road fund in Maiden
Spring District is being expend?
ed in one particular instance. 1
see where $527.75 has been spent
on what is known as McGuire
Valley, which 1 call McGuire
Hollow, and is only about two
miles long. Five families live on
this road, to-wit: Eliza Shelton,
S F. Allison, Homer Allison,
.Joe Alley, ami Geo. H. Lewis,
who all together pay $4.19 road
tax, while 1, who live in Sinking
?Vaters, and pay $50.68road lax,
and live on one of the most pub
lie roads in the county can not
get one dollar spent on the roads
near me, and the roads are now
in such condition that 1 can not
get out on horseback with safety.
I understand that there was
$75.00 Bpent on Sinking Waters
road this last fall. I waul to
say further that I could have
done the work for $25.00 and
made good waives. There is the
work to be seen. No one came to
see how the work was done, or
how the money was expended. 1
This is only one instance I speak
about, but will speak of more
1 understand Mr. Allison did
the work in McGuire Valley with
his son and a boy he is raisin.",.
If he worked any other hands, 1 ?
would be glad to know who they
were, or how many.
I would like to say further
that this McGuire Valley runs
parallel with the Baptist Valley
and not over a 1-2 mile distant
where they are spending thous?
ands of dollars of the bond issue
money, and further 1 want to
say, if there was an order creat?
ing a road up McGuire Valley,
the records tail to show it.
1 hope some one interested
will answer this through your
paper, and give me a show to
give other facts and figures, as
1 feel it my duty.
W. P. PAYNE.
Handy. Va., Feb. 3rd. 1913.
Has Prospered in The West
M.S. Knight and wife, of
Montana, are here on a visit to
their former home and friends
on Clear Fork. Mr. Knight,
with most of his family, left
Tazewell about fifteen years ago, i
going to North Dakota. After?
wards they took up land in Mon-,
lima, and now have hundreds of;
acres of line land in that rich i
country. A railroad willl soon lie'
built right along side, and his
holdings are now worth thous?
ands of dollars. Mr. Knight's!
old friends are pleased to know
of his prosperity.
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HOW HE SECURED
Mr. Buchanan Says His Democratic
Friends Induced Mr. Slemp to
Recommend Him to the President.
A. B. Buchanan, whoso ap?
pointment as postmaster at
Tazewell by President Taft a
few days ago, created much
comment as well as surprise in
this section, was Been by a repre?
sentative of this paper who ask?
ed him to explain how it was
done?by what gum-shoe methods
he was able to put il over the
other candidates in the way he
did, and if he wished to make a
statement? This is what he said:
"There isn't much to say.
When it was reported that Col.
Pendleton was contemplating re?
signing as post master, I ap?
proached some of my Democratic
friends whom I knew to be
friends of Mr. Slemp and asked
them to sec Mr. Slemp, as to
whether he would recommend
my appointment, as it was very
evident that m> Republican could
be confirmed. Mr. Slemp recog?
nizing the impossibility of hav?
ing a Republican ppoipted to
the office, at the instance of my
friends, consented to recommend
my appointment, and he did so."
" I wish to stale further that
I am the only one of the six ap?
plicants for the offico, who was
in favor of, and fcvoted for, from
start, to linsb, instructing our
county delegates to the Norfolk
convention to support Mr. Wil?
son for President.
Freoling, Jan. 81. Deputy
Marshall Potter and a posse from
Lcteller county, Ky., came to
the southside of Cumberland, in
Virginia, and arrested .lohn Cox,
Hark Kelly and Libert Bryant
on the charge of violating the
revenue laws by peddling moon?
shine liquor in and around the
town of Jenkins. The prisoners
will be taken directly to Louis?
ville for tri id.
It is said that warrants are in
? he hands of officers for several
others on the Virginia side,
charging them with like offenses,
but their capture will be diffi?
cult, as they arc dodging and
skulking about, the fastnesses of
the mountains. Some of these
parties are members of a church,
but yet have the reputation of
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