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CLINCH VALLEY NEWS
J. A. LESLIE & SON,
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TAZEWELL, VA., FEB. 21, 1913.
SIGNS OF PROGRESS.
Roads telephones, schools??
these three things are necessary
to make the country districts
prosperous and happy.
Already the good time is com?
ing. In many counties in this
State, and in smaller districts in
many counties, the people have
phones, good roads ami schools.
In this county the towns are
fairly "well fixed" in these nec?
essary things. Tazewell, Gra?
ham, Pocahonta.s are in reason?
ably good condition for present
needs. Riehlands, Cedar Bluff,
Pounding Mill, North Tazewell
should have and will have a bet?
ter showing. Witten'sMill, Blue
stone, Horsepen, Clear Fork,
Thompson Valley, Poor Valley
and the west end of the county,
are in the mud and in many in?
stances cut oil' by bad roads and
lack of school facilities. Rurke's
Garden is in fairly good condi?
tion to enjoy life. They need
school improvement. All these
communiti?s are suffering for
lack of adequate school facilites.
Most of them have one-room
schools, short term sessions, do?
ing the best they can with what
they have. Good roads would be
a wonderful help towards better?
ing conditions. Schools could be
consolidated, better facilities
provided. Good roads shorten
distances by about half. The
country church, too. the center
of moral antl social life in every
community, (or should be) would
take on new life. The influence
of a good school on church life
antl efficiency, has. perhaps not
been fully appreciated.
How to get good roads has
been made clear the citizens of
the county must build them with
their own money, and are doing
so. Telephones are within reach
and cheap. How to get better
schools is not so clear. Wont
some one come forward with a
plan by which a large school fund
can be raised and better methods
WEBB BILL OF NO EFFECT.
The Webb-Kenyon bill, re?
cently passed by both houses of
Congress, is, really of little
practical value. It does not pro?
hibit the shipment of liquor for
private use, antl here is where
most harm is being done in pro?
hibition communities. Bootleg?
ging or other methods of illicit
selling, is rare except in certain
lawless districts. So long as ex?
press companies are preimtted
to have and deliver the stuff
just so long will the harvest of
degradation and ruin continue.
The passage of this bill is a step
?so much gain, perhaps, but
something more practical and
drastic is needed. Liqour, like
morphine, opium and other dan?
gerous narcotics, should be put
on'(,Vle list to be sold only, if at
all, as a medicine, and only upon
a prescription from a reputable
physician. Even then, the evil
of liqour drinking will not be
entirely eliminated any more
than is the sale of dangerous
The drug habit is becoming
more and more prevalent, for
the reason that any one who has
the price can buy almost any
tablet wanted. The question is
a serious and perplexing one, all
the way through, and will be
eventually solved, if at all, by
drastic, heroic legislation much
more drastic and heroic than
liquor controled Congresses are
likely to consent to for years to
come. The Kenyon bill, what?
ever there was of good in it,
was emasculated by the Webb
1 HE CAMEL A NATIVE.
The camel, our geographies
teach, or used to teach when
this writer was a school boy, is
a native of Africa, Arabia and
Central Asia. "This Ship of The
Desert" is among the earliest
domesticated animals. It was in
general use as a beast of burden,
in the days of Abraham, and be?
fore. It is known now that the
camel, both one and two-hump?
ed, were natives of North
Prof. O'Harra, President of
The State School of Mines, Rapid
City, South Dakota, a geologist
of wide learning and interna?
tional reputation, published a
bulletin in 1910. "The Badlant
Formation of The Black Hills,"
which is packed with interesting
and startling facts about the
prehistoric animals, birds etc.,
of the Northwest. |
I It is known that South Dakota
and adjacent territory is rich
t in fossil remains of animals once
I inhabiting this continent. Prof |
O'Harra says, page 114: "The
I camel originated in North'
America. The earliest and most
primitive ancestors are found
here, and the evidence shows
that the family had traveled far
on its road toward modern
camels before conditions became
favorable for their migration to
other continents * * * Ages be?
fore Joseph was sold by his
brethern to the Ishmaelitie
caravan from Gilead, the fore?
runners of these useful beasts,
(camels) were roaming in great
numbers through the wilds of
what we know as South Dakota
and neighboring States. * *
Within the area described in
this paper a dozen ancesteral
species have been identified" etc.
Owing to geographical changes
the camels were enabled to mi?
grate, using perhaps the Panama
strip and Behring Strait, as
bridges between continents, and
later owing to climatic condi?
tions and other changes the
North American branch of the
family became extinct. So de?
clares this eminent geologist. ;
It looks now as though Presi?
dent Wilson will have enough on
his hands to keep him busy for
a while. The war in Mexico,
troubles in Cuba, big trusts and
corporations to lie dealt with,
the Panama toll discussion and
other things of great importance
are demanding immediate atten?
tion. Add to all this the thous?
ands of clamorous demands of
office seekers, surely this gentle?
man will have enough to try
what manner of stuff he is made
of. He will need a wise court of
advisers. Should Mr. Bryan be?
come a member of the cabinet
he, too, will have ample oppor?
tunity to show his hand. Mr.
Wilson will need, and surely will
have, the hearty co-operation of
the wise men and newspapers of
all parties in this crucial state
of affairs at home and abroad.
So far the winter of 1912-13
has been favorable to the far?
mers, and they should now be
fairly well up with their plow?
ing. The month of February has,
however, not been favorable, the
ground in this county at least,
being frozen most of the time
too hard to be broken. Which
goes to emphasize the advice
given in the agricultural papers,
that as much plowing as possible
should be done early in the win?
ter before the bad weather and
bard freezes come. If postponed
until February or March there is
always the probability of un?
favorable weather. Keep the
plows running now every day.
when conditions will permit.
It looks now, with the ap?
proach of Spring, that there is
to be a general house-cleaning
everywhere. The big job in New
York, the wholesale arrests for
bribery in West Virginia, a
large number of officials of the
big Cash Register sent to jail,
suspension of police officers in
Roanoke, et cetera, ad nauseam.
All this argues that the world
is growing better and not worse,
as some fearful souls declare.
The determination on the part of
officials to uncover and punish
crime is an indication of the
growth of better and higher
The Educational Conference of
the Ninth District is in seession
at Bristol. The program is an
interesting one both as to speak?
ers and subjects discussed.
Among the speakers from this
side of the mountain are: Miss
Margaret Williams, of Rich
landss; Prof. Livesay, Graham;
Prof. E. M. Hunter, Lebanon;
J. M. Hillman, Coeburn; C. P.
Graham, Ceres; J. C. Boatright,
?Janesville; and A. W. Stair,
Gate City. The schools of the
district should receive "a big
boost" as a result of this fine
DON'T FORGET THE FAIR.
The corn in the crib may be
getting a little low about this
time of the year, and before it
is all gone pick out a few dozen
ears for your exhibit at the Fair
next Fall. It will cost only a
few moments of time, and you
may win several premiums be?
sides helping in other ways to
stimulate the growing of larger
yields and better corn. Don't
forget this. Do it at once before
you forget it. The agricultural
exhibit at the Fair next fall will
be the best we've had. The
school exhibit will be held in
onnection, and a fine show will
? made. Save some (f your last
jirop. This year's crop may not
)e sufficiently mature by Fair
Hat Not in the King.
Richmond, Va., Feb. loth.
Messrs. J. A. Leslie and Son,
Editors, Clinch Valley New,
Gentlemen:?I have received
copy of your issue of February
7th, 1913, and naturally feel
very much complimented at your
editorial respecting my efforts
to perform the duties of this
office. Being the servant of the
people entrusted with the dis?
charge of the duties of one, (if
not the most important) of the
important offices of theCommon
wealth, 1 have earnestly en?
deavored, to the best of my
ability, to discharge that duty,
and it is indeed gratifying to
know that the press has thought
proper to commend me Cor my
1 take off my hat to the Clinch
Valley News, but cannot, at this
time, throw my hat in the ring
for the Gubernatorial nomi?
Permit me again to thank you
most cordially for the kind
words you said about my work,
and to say that I appreciate
them very highly.
Yours very truly,
C. Lee Moore,
Auditor Public Accounts
Pensions For Soldiers
Editor Clinch Valley News:
There should a bill passed to
pension all old soldiers regard
1 less of where they live. The
pension the boys get who wore
the grey is right and just as far
as it goes, but in some instances
it falls short. Many of the boys
were forced during Reconstruc
, tion days to leave their beloved
I There was. in those days a
disreputable gang calling them?
selves Unionists, who made the
old soldiers life one of constant
dread. They would call on the
(soldiers with ropes and withes,
and make fresh the wounds re?
ceived in honorable battle which
were scarcely healed. 1 remem?
ber one man in my old county
who was so badly beaten that he
lost his speech. Rev. Henry
Neal, who, during the 70's was
a Methodist minister in Tazewell
county was one who suffered at
the hands of the mob. Many of
the most deserving and needy
were compelled to leave their
homes in those days. In our
county, Sullivan, Tennessee,
there were a few honest and
conservative Unionists. The
colored man and the whipping
gang did the voting. The old
soldier should have his dues no
matter if he chances to live in a
State which grants no pension,
or wherever he lives.
A. M. Mil.LAUD.
Handy, Va., Feb. 17th. 1913.
Mr. Editor: I still have my
eye on the $5.27 1-1 deposited in
McGuire Hollow and in veiw of
that fact, I wish to reply to Mr.
S. F. Allison's reply to my for?
mer publication in your paper.
First, 1 have nothing to retract,
that I said in my former article.
1 cannot see where Mr. Allison
and myself differ as to the num?
ber of people living in McGuire
Hollow, only as to one, and that
is Mr. Joe Beavers, and I under?
stand that he just recently
moved there; and as to Polly
Miller I gave the name of her
son, Geo. H. Miller who owns
the land and his mother makes
her home with him. and as to
the widow of Jas. Handy, I do
not consider that she lives in the
McGuire Hollow; she lives in a
few hundred feet of the Lowe
branch road, which intersects
with the Baptist Valley road at
what is known as Bust Head,
and I understand that she said
that she wished the McGuire
Valley road was closed I do not
know how true this is.
Now, as to the road tax paid
by these people I left Mrs. Handy
out, as I did not think her taxes
would be expended on this road.
Mr. Allison says tbe $1.19 road
tax is not correct, but in truth,
if he is correct the Treasurer is
out, as the Treasurer gave me
the amount from his books, and
should he desire further in?
formation I will have it itemized
to a cent; and as to who he
worked on the load is none of
my business, but would like to
know the amount each man re
cieved; and also see that he
worked Doctor Allison on the
road, and which is strictly
against the law to work a doctor
on the road. And as to Mr.
Homer Aillson, he has a perfect
right to work the road just the
same as any other citizen, and I
presume that he is a good hand,
as he is a very strong man; and
as to the boy he is raising, that
is my information, and that
same has learned him to sing
I understand this boy isgiving
Mr. Allison some trouble, keep?
ing him off of this new road out
of the way of automobiles. I un?
derstand that there is no place
on this new road that wagons
could pass each other, but a
jarty remarked to me the other
Jay, that it made no difference,
chat there was only one wagon
in this McGuire Hollow, and
hat one belongs to Mr. Allison,
and it ie always going out or
coming in. and therefore there
could be no collision.
"Ohl" I like iu forgot Elder
Shelton, whom I never heard of.
be does not appear on the land
books as a tax payer. 1 have
beard of an old man, .limey
Shelton. who feeds more people
than anybody on the new road.
And ?s to the records show?
ing an order, in the years 1881
or 18X2., 1 want to say I ex?
amined the records, along with
the present Clerk, and with the
ex-Clerk, but will look again and
if I am wrong I stand collected,
as 1 am not done dealing with
this (ideation, and will keep
before the public for awhile yet.
The $027.25 is out of the (pies
lion for it to be just, where it
was. and they way it was put in
the McGuire Hollow, and as to
the mail route, I want to say
this is the first time that. 1 over
hoard of the district having to
make roads for Uncle Sam to
carry his mails.
W. P. PAYNE.
A defender of right and
The Progressive Farmer states
that after a hog reaches 300 lbs
to keep him longer is only a
waste of feed, unless of course
in the case of a slock hog.
11 cost much more to produce
the second 3oo lbs than it did I
the first 300 lbs, on the principal'
that it cost more to run a big
machine than it does to run a
small one. To attempt to make
500 or 000 pound pies, is clearly!
shown, will be to lose money in
CASTO R IA
Rush to our office at once, antl
Iget one of our policies?the kind
that make you sleep well.
Mere is a message of hops and Rood
cheer from Mrs. C. J. Martin, lioone
Mill, V'n., who is the mother of eigh?
teen children, Mrs. Martin was cured
of stomach trouble and constipation
liy Chamberlain's Tablets after five
years of Buffering, and now recom?
mends these tablets to the public.
Sold by nil druggists.
Fish of Peculiar Formation.
The New York .Museum of Natural
History the other day received from
the remote regions of Gambia, West
Africa, a living lung fish which lives
underground. In a block was a small
tunnel-like opening, an air cell for the
"Then you like bridge?" "Sure I do!
And yet I once thought plugpong was
fun."? Louisville Courier-Journal.
"A Hew York Methodist
preacher lias broken oil records
for paneake eating. This adds
another blue ribbon to their
winnings, since they have long
since held the record on fried,
So far the Hlackstone Courier
is right, but. it ought to add that
in the Nottaway capital they|
have established a world's rec
ord on the b'ackstone waffle.- -;
Richmond Times Dispatch.
The Blackstone waffle, or any
other kind of waflle, as to that, j
is not worthy to be named in the,
same generation with the Taze?
well buckwheat cake.
A western editor received the
"Please send me a few copies
of the paper which had the
obituary and vcrr.es about the
death of my child a week or so
ago. Also publish the enclosed
clipping about my niece's mar?
riage. And I wish you would
mention in your local columns,
if it don't cost anything, that I
have two bull calves to sell.
Send me a couple of extra copies
of the paper this week. As my
subscription is out please stop
my paper. Times is loo hard to
waste money on newspapers" ?
I ynchburo;, = Virginia
Have just had a talk with El
bert and we have decided to en?
roll March 1.?Russell.
I see no reason why I can not
enter March 1. -Scott.
Would like to receive a cat?
alogue of your school. -Lee.
Have decided to enter March
Mr. S. has decided to take a
course at Piedmont- two others
i nterested. ? Dickcnson.
Am teaching now want sum?
mer course. Tazewell.
Send terms of card proposi?
Send terms of card proposi?
Send terms for March 1.?
Want only shorthand -would
come 22nd.- Scott.
(let our March offer.
"Piedmont Prepared" is your
password to a paying position.
News of Burke's Garden
Burke's Garden, Va., Feb. 17.
Mrs. W. J. H?ge, of Bland, is
Dr. J. N. Higginbotham spent
a day at his home, "Cove Creek",
the past week.
Messrs. Compton and Lacy
Tynes, of Tazewell, were busi
ness visitors to the Garden Wed?
nesday and Thursday of last
Mrs. George Kelly has been
very ill for a few weeks. Her
many friends are glad to hear
she is improving.
Mrs. J. B. Meek and children,
who have been indisposed for
sometime, are improving.
J. Meek H?ge and wife are
visiting their daughter, Mrs. T.
C. Bowen at Tazewell this week.
Meek H?ge Bowen went to
Tazewell Saturday to see his new
brother, Rees T?te Bowen.
Tilden Lambert met with a
painful accident last week?a
shell exploded accidently, put
: ting out one eye and injuring
1 the other eye badly. _
One-way Spring C'.-lonist Tickets on Sale Daily March
15 to April 15, 1913 to points in Western Montana,
Idaho, Washington, Oregon, British Columbia.
Round-Trip Homeseekers' Tickets on Sale ist and
3rd Tuesdays each month to many points in the North?
west United Slnte3 and Canada. Long limit and stop*
overs. Travel on the
Northern Pacific Ry.
and connecting lines, to
Minnesota, Nort Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Wash?
ington, Oregon, or to Manitoba, Saskatchewan,
Alberta, British Columbia.
Will send free illustrated literature nbout the Northwest
United States and full information about Northern Pacific rates
of fare and service promptly upon request. It costs you nothing
' Write today.
M- J. COSTELLO, Dist. Pass'r. Agent, 40 E- 4th Ave.,
J C EATON, Travling Immig- Agent. 40 E- 4th Ave ,
'AA\r0110L 3 *KR CKf^
?mg Uic Stomacas aiul Bowels of
ncss and Rest.Contalns neluvr
Aperfecl Remedy forCons?jia
tlon, Sour Stomach.Dlairhoea
Worms .Convulsions Jevtrish
TacS'nmle Signatare of
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
Nice Farm For Sa?e
About 60 ncies strong lime?
stone land, nil und?r fence and
in grass and cultivation tMtp
three or four acres in limber
Good house, 6 rooms, barn and
Outbuildings, young orchard of.
[rood fruit, well of line water
ThN land is in the Sinking]
Water', near Handy, Va. in sight
of railroad. (Vice and terms]
reasonable. Write or call on
II. <J BREWSTER,
VIRGINIA?In the Clerk's Oiliee of
the Circuit Court of the County of
Tazewell on the 4th day of February
E. J. Ellett, Complainant,
Joseph Brooks and W. M. Daniel,
The object of this suit is to recover
of the said Joseph Brooks in favor of
1 the said E. J. Ellett the sum of
($485 83) Four Hundred and Eight}'
Five dollars and Eighty Three cents
and Ten dollars ($10.00) attorneys
fee, with interest on the nforesaid
sums from the 20th day of Mav, 1911
until paid which said sums are evi?
denced by a judgment of the Circuit
Court of McDowell County W. Va.,
bearing date on the 20th day of May,
1911. And to subject to the payment
thereof, by Attachment in Equity
the interest of the said Joseph Brooks
in and to two tracts of land located in
the head of Horsepen Cove, on the
I north side of the Stony Ridge, in
Tazewell County, Virginin, one of
I said tracts of land contains 89 acres
two rods and 24 poles and the olhei
one of said tracts adjoins the Baid 89 |
acres two rods and 24 poles and con?
tains 35 acres and 12 poles. Bcinc
the same tracts of land conveyed ti
W. M. Daniels, Trustee, by L. C
Brooks, deed dated January 9th, 1883,
which said deed is recorded In the |
Clerk's Office of Tazewell County ii
Deed Book 18, page 357, and both oi
said tracts of land are fully described ]
in the Bill filed in this cause.
And an affidavit having been made
and filed that the defendant Joseph
Brooks is not resident of the State of
Virginia, it is ordered that he do ap?
pear here within 15 days after due
publication hereof, and do what may
be necessary to protect his interest in
this suit. And it is further ordered
that a copy hereof be published once
a week for four successive weeks in
the Clinch Valley News, a newspaper
published in the County of Tazewell,
and that a copy be posted at the front I
donr of the court-house of this county I
as prescribed by law.
A copy?Teste :
C. W. GREEVER, Clerk.
Minter & M inter, p. q.
Wantmi Fifly Se,ect YuUnK Menl
CldlllLU To Study Famous Gregg
Shorthand. Wanted Fifty High School
Graduates To Take Our Special Bank
ing Courses, Wanted Fifty College
Trained Ladies To Qualify For Lnw
Office Positions. Positions Secured
Free Upon Graduation. $600 Guaran?
teed Salary First Year?$600.
Write For Special Card Proposition.
PIEDMONT BUSINESS COLLEGE, Inc
Lynchburg, Va. 11-1-lyr.
This is tne season of the year when
mothers feel very much concerned
over the frequent colds contracted by
their children, and have abundant re?
ason for it as every cold wea
the lungs, lower the vitality
the way for tn*?*"*
that eof*** morJ
and iMmedy is
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