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COURT IS HELD
Famous Jurist Who Tried Aliens
Presides Here for Judge Kegley.
Proceedings of the Court.
Judge Waller R. Staples, of
Roanoke, who presided in the
famous Allen trials in Wythe
villc, has been holding court
here this week for Judge Kegley,
who is ill at his home at Bland.
Tbis is Judge Staples' first
visit to Tazewell as a Judge.
It is pretty generally known
that Judge Staples is a candi?
date for the vacancy on the
Supreme Court of Virginia soon
to occur on account of the resig?
nation of Judge Buchanan. The
idea prevails among the mem?
bers of the Tazewell bar that
the gentleman is eminently
qualified for the honorable posi?
tion to which he aspires.
Ihc following gentleman com?
pose the grand jury for this
term of court: Henry CJills. I.
H. Harry, W. P. Boggess, A. E.
Clark, C. A. Graham, J. W.
Whitt, John Pruett, John H.
Davidson, J. Ed Peery, F. S.
Wallace, G. W. Doak.
Petit jurv W. I. Vcrmillion,
E. E. Tiller, W. P. Sprinkle, J.
H. Buskill, J. W. St. Clair,
Frank Bundy, W. C. Thompson,
C. T. Benbow, E. T. Scott,
Mathias Lowe, J. D. Tickle, J.
The case of the Commonwealth
against Andy J. Pannel, charged
with shooting a Hungarian at
Richlands last December, was
tried Wednesday and resulted in
a verdict of guilty, the jury fix?
ing the pusmshment at $150 line.
The jury experienced much
difficulty in reaching a verdict,
several members of the standing
on the first ballot for rive years
in the penitentiary, others for
Whitfield Johnson, who killed
a man in Pocahontas last week,
mention of which whs made in
this paper, will spend a long
term in prison. A compromise
verdict was agreed to in his
case in court yesterday. He was
sentenced to eighteen years.
Crosses of Honor
Attention, old soldiers! Thel
time for conferring Crosses of |
Honor has been extended in?
definitely, and those not having |
yet received one can do so by
applying to Mrs. G. W. Doak,
the President, for a blank appli?
cation. This blank must be prop-1
erly filled out, however, before J
a Cross of Honor can be obtain?
Apply to Mrs. Doak.
Appels in Both Sides
G. S. Compton, Millard Kin
zer,, William Pruitt, T. E. \
Gregory and I). A. Leffel, good
Shawver's mills citizens, were
in to see us recently. Kinzerand
Compton brought a few nice
apples in their saddle pockets
for the editor to sample. He
sampled and pror. unced them
"very good." Now, what's good
in riding to town on empty sad?
dle pockets? None whatever. A
few apples in one side and a
few in the other side to balance,
makes things just right, provid
ed they are not carried back
home, or given away before
reaching this office. Away with
the empty saddle pockets!
\ Mrs. Susan Crawford
Mrs. Susan Crawford, 70
years of age, died at the home
of her son, Robert Crawford, in
Richlands, Thursday of last
week. The burial took place
Friday. She was sister to Mrs.
Maria Saunders, of this commun?
ity. Three children survive?
Mrs. Mallory and Mrs. Robert
Wimmer, of West Virginia, and
a son, Robert, at whose home
she died. Her three brothers
live in Utah.
Deceased was a member of
the Methodist church. Her death
was not unexpeted, and she had
no fears. Her last words were
"I am passing away."
New Plans Asked For.
All bids submitted for the re?
modelling of the court house
were rejected by the Supervisors
in session last Saturday. Several
gross irregularites were dis?
covered in the plans and spec?
asked for ij
It is universal experience that j
one mile of good road breeds an-|
other mile. Put a State-wide,
good road down anywhere in
this country, and in ten years
there will be dozens of good
roads reaching it from all parts
of the state. Put down a system
of national highways, built and
maintained by the national
government and the various
state legislatures and the county
officials would soon see the ad?
vantages of connecting all parts
of the states with those national
roads. There are two million
miles of roads in the United
States. The fifty thousand miles
of highway shown on the map
is but i fraction over two per
cent of this mileage. But im-1
prove these fifty thousand miles
into good roads, and keep them |
good roads by proper mainten?
ance, and fifty thousand miles1
more would grow almost over
night and another fifty thousand I
and another and another, until |
our great country, with its huge
territory, would be crossed and
recrossed with good roads,
France is today. If New York |
state can afford five millions a
year for road building, is it un?
reasonable to suppose the United
State Government can afford ten
times as much- or fifty millions
Mr. Lee to Remain
W. I. Lee, county road en?
gineer, in charge of Maiden
Spring and Jeffersonville dis?
trict, after careful consideraton,
has decided to remain in Taze
well. Mr. Lee's services have
W. I. LEE
been much sought after by the
various counties in the State,
which have roads under con?
struction, and his decision to
remain here, will be gratifying
to many people, who know his
worth to the county. We have
been informed that the gentle?
man's knowledge of where and
how to buy material, such as
dynamite, etc., has saved the
county large sums cf money
more than enough, it is said, to |
pay his salary.
News of Shawver Mill
Shawver Mill, Feb. 19.
Miss Marie Tabor, of Blue
stone, is visiting her uncle, G.
E. L. Shawver.
Miss Hallie Leffel has resigned I
her position at Bluefield and re?
turned to her home at this place.
Miss May Lambert entertained I
a number of her friends last |
A number of friends of Miss I
Eliza Davis called to see her|
The people of this community I
were glad to welcome, Miss|
Delia Leffel back to her home,
after her misfortune in Graham.
There will be preaching at 1
Cove Creek in the morning next
Sunday, and in the afternoon at |
The Rebekah's will meet Sat?
urday at the usual hour.
Former Pastor Visits Tazewell.
Rev. R. E. Elmore, of Cincin?
nati, was a welcome visitor to
his many friends here this week.
Mr. Elmore was pastor of the
Christian church here for a
[number of years, going from
; Tazewell to Roanoke where he
(built a fine church house and
i gathered a large congregation,
i Last November he accepted a
j flattering call to a prominent
?church in Cincinnati, where he
is at present. He has done fine
work wherever he has gone and
j will succeed in Cincinnati.
While here he was the guest of
his wife's father, H. M. Smtyhe
at North Tazewell.
Strayed or Stolen
A sorrel horse, 9 years old, blaze
faced, high-headed, collar scald on
?ght shoulder, was stolen or strayed
appoint nenr Jas. Ed. Peery'a
A reward will be
Tazewell Boy Is Victim of Unfortunate
Affair at Emory & Henry College
Two Suspended, One Expelled.
Roy Wynn, son of Morgan F.
Wynn, returned to his home
here last week from Emory and
Henry College, where he has been
a student since Christmas. Young
Wynn, along with his schoolmate
D. Nv Shufflebarger, of Bland
county, was suspended from the
school for the rest of the present
session. The two boys were
creatures of unfortunate circum?
stances, and innocently violated
the rules of the school. A young
man by the name of Estel Eller,
of Ash county, N. C, who was
Wynn's roommate, had a revolver
in his room, which was supposed
to have been empty. One night
last week Shufllebarger picked
up the pistol, and aiming it at
Wynn snapped it several times
without result. After a while
Wynn picked up the pistol and
aiming it at Shufllebarger pulled
the trigger, and a bullet went
crashing through Shufflebarger's
leg. That Wynn was not killed
in the first instance is almost
A Faculty meeting was called,
and after a thorough investiga?
tion Eller was expelled, and
Wynn and Shufllebarger sus?
pended. Several members of the
faculty pleaded for the reinstate?
ment of Shufllebarger and Wynn,
but the President would not re?
instate them. Young Wynn has
been greatly annoyed here by
the boys of the town, who
charge that he was expelled,
and has willingly given the facts
in the unfortunate affair, as out?
News of Raven
Raven, V?., Feb. 18. 1013. ?A
very enjoyable dunce was given by
Mr. Newt Gillespie and Miss Pcprl
Preaa on last Friday uight in honor of
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Davis of Uoanokc.
The occasion proved to be very enjoy?
able and dancing was engkged in until
a late hour. Among those dancing
were: Misses Bessie Foster, Lucille
Luchs, I'entl Preas, Estelle Kansom,
Daisy Stinson, Marjie Hamilton. Mar?
tha Boyd and Eddie Preas, Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Davis, Messrs Newt
Gillesyic, Lybugh Huvens, George
Gillespie, Tom Lambert, Howard
Preas, C. Worton, Dr. M. Ii. Moore
and Dr. Metherley.
On last Saturday night the beauti?
ful now bungalow home of Mr. and
Mrs. John Draper was thrown open to
friends in honor of Mr. Draper, of
Uoanokc, brother of Mr. John Draper
Progressive Rook was engaged in un?
til a late hour when delicious fruits
were served which were very refresh?
ing. Among those playing were
Misses Pearl Preas, Estelle Ransom,
of Tazewell, Bessie Foster, Lucille
Lucas, Dnisy Stinson, Marjie Hamil?
ton, Martha Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. 0.
W. Davis, of Roanoke, Dr. M. B.
Moore, Dr. Metheriy, Messrs. Newt
Gillespie, Lybugh Havens, Tom Lam?
bert, Howard Preas, IL G. Draper
George Gillespie. The evening wns
most enjoynbly spent and everybody
seemed sorry when the time cumo for
them to leave the happy scene.
Mr. Kemp Tartet of Wittens Mills
came down Sunday to see Mrs. J. C.
Tarter and returned Sunday night
with his mother, who has been visit?
ing here for the past two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Davis and
little daughter Isabel have been visit?
ing Mrs. J. C. Prens for the post
week. They left for their home in
Ronnoke last Monday. Mr Davis has
been connected with the Norfok and
Western It, R. for a number of years
and is well known, not only in Roan?
oke, but throughout this section of
the State also.
Miss Estelle Ransom of Tazewell,
spent the week end with Mrs. J. C.
Preas at the Domestic.
Mr. H. G. Draper of Roanoke spent
a few days with his brother here last
Mrs. Prens, Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Davis and Miss Estelle Ransom visit?
ed Miss Gertrude Davis Sunday.
Mr. E. Bond came in on Nu. 11
from Bluefield Sundav.
Miss Bessie Foster and Tom Lam?
bert made a flying trip to Richlands
Mr. Buhrman filled his regular ap?
pointment here Sunday.
Mr. Doc. Newton came in on No. 5
Mr. Lybugh Havens, who has been
in West Va., for some days, has re?
turned to this place. His smiling
'countenance is ever welcome in out
Forty (40) head of steers,
? coming 2 years old for sale. Good
cattle. Jno. T. Kessee,
North Tazewell, Va,
Feb 12th, 1912.
VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, FEBI
The Governor The Jury
The jury which tried Floyd
Allen and his son, Claude, were
able to decide the case at once,
and reach a verdict. The Gover?
nor has had the case practically
retried before him, and after
deliberating a long, long time is
still undecided, at this writing.
Thursday. There is evidently
grave and serious doubt in bis
mind, else he would have long
ago ended the suspense. The
laws of God as well as the laws
of the land give the prisoner
always the benefit of a reason?
able doubt, and the Governor, it
is now believed, will give the
condemned men the benefit of
j the grave doubts which he evi?
Death of Mrs. Blackburn
Mrs. Maria Blackburn, age 81
years, a sister of the late Major
Brittain, died at the home of
her niece, Mrs. .lohn H. Lewis,
on main street, early Tuesday
morning. She had been ill for
several weeks. The remains
were taken to Coal Creek, Tonn.,
Wednesday and interred beside
those of her husband, who died
in that town about a year ago.
She is survived by two brothers
?Lewis Brittain, of Talulah,
111., and Thomas Brittain, of
Middletown, N. Y.
Bought Kentucky Horses
C. J. and F. J. Moss and H.
C. Peery returned last week
from Lexington, Ky., where
they attended the Lexington
horse sale, at which (150 horses
were sold. C. J. Moss bought
'Patsy Wiggins," a brood mare
by Wiggins, two year old, with
a record of 2:1!) 1-4. The mar*
is in foal to Peter Billikin. (H)
Also Dimond Denmark, brood
mare, old fashion saddle type in
foal to registered saddle horse.
F. J. Moss bought "Clara,"
registered saddle mare, in foal
to registered horse live gaited.
H. C. Peery bought a saddle
gelding by Walking Denmark.
Presley Thomas bought Will
mington Star, pacing gelding
for H?ge Mason, of Minefield.
The concert given in the High
School Chapel Tuesday night by
the Musical Club, assisted by
several outside of the club,
proved one of the most enjoyable
occasions of the season and also
added a good sum of money to
I the exchequer of the club. The
entertainment was in the nature
of a minstrel show, all the vari ?
ous participants being black
faced. The receipts at the door
amounted to about $120.
The club went to Pocahontas
Wednesday, where they gave an
entertainment Wednesday night,
Schools in Ea-'t End
Prof. Paris McMullin, of
Springville, was here Wednes?
day, and transacted business
with this office. The school
question is exciting almost as
much attention in the east end
as are good roads. An attempt is
being made to consolidate a
number of small schools into two
good ones, and establish high
schools. The difficulty seems to
be as to agreeing upon location.
Everybody wants the building
near their home which is not
unnatural. "The greatest good
to the greatest number" is the
Can Profit by Parcels Post
If the merchants are wise they
will take advantage of the
facilities offered by the parcels
post, as the big mail order
houses are doing. The mail order
houses have grown fat by selling
by catalogue, delivering by mail
and express. They will now do a
large business because of cheap?
er delivery. The merchants in
nearly all the small towns in the
North and West are advertising
liberally through the papers and
otherwise, bidding for parcels
post orders. Grocery stores,
meat shops, dry goods, drug
stores, poultry and dairymen and
all the rest are bidding for par?
cels post trade.
If a farmer needs a plow point
he must stop a team, spoil a
day's work to get it. He can
have it sent by parcels post for
a few cents. A roast of beef for
; dinner, ?anything up to eleven
pounds, can be sent for at once.
, Eggs, butter, chicken, can be
. sent to customers in town from
. the country, and save time and
'. expense. It will pay the mer?
chants and those who have any?
thing to sell, to advertise for
, this parcels post trade. The big
I mail order houses are taking ad?
vantage of it, and the merchants
, in small towns and villages must
do the same or suffer.
RUARY 21. 1913
STRUCK BY ENGINE
ALIVE AND WELL
Miss Delia Leffel of Shawver Mills,
Has Narrow Escape From Death
Miss Delia Leffel, the young
and beautiful daughter of John
Leffel, of Shawver Mills, is alive
and well, or was a few days
ago. She called at this sanctum
and never looked better or fell
better in her life. Now, why all
this? For this reason: A few
days ago, she was struck by B
big Mallet, double headed freight
train, knocked about twenty
feet, got up laughing, walked to
the doctor's office, had her
bruises and injuries treated, and
went on her way rejoicing that
it "was as well with her as it
was.'' If such a thing had hap?
pened with a tough tramp no one
would have wondered, but that
the young lady was not killed is
equally wonderful. She was
visiting her sister in Graham,
and?it is the same old slory
while walking along the track
near the depot in Graham, slop?
ped from one t rack OUtof way of
an approaching train, right on
to another track on which a
train was approaching from the
rear. It was raining; she had
her umbrella raised, and the
next tiling she knew she didn't
know anything. She was knock?
ed twenty feet to one side. Her
clothing was badly torn, one
shoe ripped open, her hair torn
down, combs scattered about,
umbrella torn into strips and
quite a gash cut on the side of
her head. Several people who
saw the accident rushed to her
?lid, helped her to her feet, and
she laughingly informed them
(hat she was not. hurt.
All this is written as a warn?
ing. Look out when walking on
;i double track, or on any other
railroad track, and donl walk
on it at all.
News of Upper Milestone
Preaching day at Bailey dawn?
ed bright and warm ami before
lime for preaching arrived it
had both snowed and blowed.
Nevertheless a small party of
faithfuls were at church and as
usual the sermon was above the
average. Quarterly conference
for this circuit will be held at
Macedonia Saturday and Sunday,
February 22 and 2b\
Mrs. Sanford Ayers and chil?
dren were guests of W. M. Nash
and family Saturday and Sun?
Ada French, who has been
quite indisposed for the past
week, is able to be at school
AI. Woodyard was a guest at
the home of R. C. Wells Sunday.
Jessie Carter has gotten into
his cozy new house.
Miss Jennie Pearl and Fdd
Wagner were at home this week?
M. L. Lewey has moved to
Bluefield where he expects to go
Dr. R. A. Reynolds has been
quite feeble for several days.
His friends will be glad to know
that he is much improved.
Mrs. Jas. Turner is visiting
her daughter, Mrs. Luther Wag?
ner at Falls Mills.
Mae Wilburn has been at home
for several days on account of
Little Lena Wagner, who has
had a severe attack of lagrippe
is able to be out again.
Ruf us French has moved into
his splendid new residence,
located west of the house in
which he has lived a good length
of time. It is a well built, com?
fortable home and [its construc?
tion reflects credit upon our local
carpenters, Fdd Scott and J. H.
Mrs. D. I. Clifton expects to
spend several days at Richlands
Mrs. C. A. Wagner and Miss
Lilla Mae visited Mrs. W. D.
Tabor at St. Clair Saturday.
The Colored People
The following news item, of
interest to the colored people on
"midway", was handed in on
"Mrs. Mollie Harman gave a
"Thimble Party" at her home on
midway Saturday. A number of
guests were nicely entertained.
The ministers present proved
that they could use the needle
and thimble. An excellent dinner
was served, and the whole
affair was very enjoyable,"
Card From Mr. Wagner
A non de plume reply to my
article on "Hotter Schools in
The Country," appears in your
issue of last week and in reply
to this 1 now wish to make a few
feeble remarks. His statements
with regard to lack of money
and the means by which the
schools in the towns are carried
on is nothing new to this scribe,
and there was certainly no in?
tention to in any way reflect on
the towns or the town schools,
but the method that would create
and foster opportunities for a
better grade of schools in the
'own than in the country here
practically the same conditions
There is one school in the
Clear Pork District in which
ihere are twenty-three pupils,
fourteen ol whom are in the
primary grades und nine in t! <
high school grades. The parents
of these nine boys and girls for
reasons of their own pit for to
keep them at home until I hex
shall have completed the high
school course, and in order to
do this they have been forced to
pay from their own pockets two
teachers, one to teach the pri?
mary grades and one to teach
the high school grades, and
while they have paid their school
tax, as same as other folks, they
are eliminated, the rights and
benefits of money to pay a
teacher for the fourteen in the
primary grades because (hoy
have in an adjoining room nine
pupils who are in the high school
studies. Is this right ? lsit right
for the county Superintendent
in conjunction with our Stale
Hoard to offer to our towns bet?
ter opportunities for a good
school than are offered to the
people who are in the country?
Tlie schools in tin1 towns could
not run as (hey are without tlw
State and county funds heiii"
supplemented either by the town
government or by a tuition on
the high school pupil, because
the money is not sufficient; bul
why circumscribe such opportun
itis for good schools by the
limits of a few small munic?
ipalities? Have all the people
who can be depended upon to do
'what is right gone (o the towns,
and is all the money that may
be obtained for supplementary
purposes gone to the towns also?
The country people are nol
complaining of the good schools
in the towns, and neither are
they complaining of I he short age
in mony, but of the conditions
that create a better opportunity
lor the education of town chil?
dren than is offered for that of
the country children. (Jive us a
chance to supplement the publi
school funda s has been done in
the town, (live us a chance to
have our poor boys and girls gel
a high school education in the
country without coming in con
tact with the many baneful in?
fluences common to most towns
and we; will have no further kick
to make. C. A. WAGNER.
The Mexican war seems to
have ended. The President,
Madero, hits been deposed by
the Rebel forces, and exiled.
His brother, Gustavo Madero,
was shot. President Taft has
been notified as follows:
"I have the honor to inform
you that I have overthrown this
government. The forces are with
me, and from now on peace and
prosperty will reign. Your
obedient servant, Victoriano
Huerta, Commander in Chief."
It is to be hoped that in the
end, Mexico will not be forced to
say of the new President that he
1 In (e) rt er. _
Want Hetter Schools
J. A. Neal, Freestone, was
here on Tuesday, and hiid busi?
ness with the book-keeper.
He, too, is talking "better
schools". One good thing breeds
another. The good roads cam?
paign in the county has stirred
the people on the subject of
schools, it seems. Two schools
in the lower part of the Valley,
according to Mr. Neal, were
closed after running only a month
or two. One teacher got married
and had to be excused, of course.
The other quit because she
could not pay her board and live
on $20.00 per month. Neither
one can be blamed for quitting
under the circumstances, but
conditions should be such as to
make such a state of things im?
possible. The young lady -knew
evidently when she took charge
of the school that she would be
married soon, and should not
have undertaken the work which
she did not intend to complete,
if she did know, and the other
teacher evidently knew before?
hand what the salary was. And,
so, the good people in that
vicinity have a grievance, too.
All this school agitation will
' do good in the end,
Plume No. 31
For Any Kind of Printing
$1 per Year.
W. H. WERTH
Prominent Tazewell Lawyer Recom?
mended For U. S. Attorney For
Western District of Virginia.
At a lurgely attended meeting
here Monday in the courthouse,
the lawyers of the county adopt?
ed a set of resolutions endorsing
William H. Werth for District
Attorney for the Western Dis?
trict of Virginia. The resloutions
were read by attorney Edgar L,
Greover, and are as follows:
Resolved, , Pltst, 'ihat it is
with pleasure and approval that
we learn of the candidacy of
Hon. William H. Werth for the
o"'ce of United States district
attorney for the western district
Resolved, Second, that we
recognize Mr. Worth's peculiar
liti ess for tin1 postion for the
following reasons: First, he is a
lawyer of broad learning, varied
experience and energy and a
man of the highest integrity.
Second, He is a man of strong
personality with positive con?
victions on all moral, technical
and professional questions.
Third, He is uncompromising
in his defense of what he be?
lieves to be right.
Fourth, He is an untiring
worker in all cases in which he
is employed, using all proper
means to advance the interests
of clients; Fifth, He is a logical
and forceful advocate before a
Sixth, lie is a lawyer and not
an office seeker, never having
been before an applicant for any
Resolved, That we imhesitat
irgly aid heartily recommend
him for ap| ointment to till the
uIhwo office, feeling confident
thai hi ml efi'ectivoly
protect the Ipti i i of the
go< . nme hi a '.eis which
collie Hi de- hi e wil ,iout
fear or favor, for \." 1 he is a
lifelong Demoi rn 1 has that
breadth of mind . h does not
measure things by narrow parti?
san standards, bul recognizes
and advocates the i ighl of all
men re;'anlies.-, oJ poluCal aCilia
tion. In view of the meetings of
[the congressional district com,
I iniUee culled to meet in Bristol
on Hie 20th instant and the uur
1)086 announced in said call and
in view of the fact that Mr.
Werth is Hie only avowed Candi?
da'.- in this congressional dis
Lrtct for the office of United
States District Attorney for the
western district of Virgina, we
call on said committee to endorse
Mr. Worth's candidacy and fe?
rn e bis appointment by every
me ins in its power."
Too editor of this paper sold
a nice Jersey heifer to R. T^
Bowen, of the Cove, on Wednes?
Mrs. Eliza Chapman is report?
ed better. She is able to leave
her bed at intervals. She has
enjoyed the wide-spread solici?
tude and sympathy, expressed
for her from all quarters.
Prof. Brahe, Principal, mails
a nice picture card of the High
School building at Appalachia.
The picture shows the building
to be a good one, with numerous
windows, giving needed light,
hut only one door on the entire
front, so far as the picture
A package was mailed from
this office on Tuesday to Blacks
hurg for 10 cents, parcels post.
Regular postage was 30c. By ex?
press, 40c. So much for Parcels
Hon. A. P. Gillespie as report?
ed as much improved and ex?
pects to be on the street soon.
Mrs. Roy S. Thompson, of
Bluefield, has been the guest of
her parents bere the past week,
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Kiser.
The two cases of scarlet fever
?in the homes of Geo. W. Lewis
and Rev. D. P. Hurley, have
about recovered, and the quar?
antine will soon be raised.
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