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RICHARD t BYRD
Says Irvine Will Be Elected in
tration of President Wilson.
"I say to you, after having been
over the district, and taken in the
situation, that T?te Irvine is going
to be elected to Congress from the
Ninth District of Virginia."
The above strong, unqualified state?
ment wus made by Hon. Richard Eve?
lyn Uyrd, in an address here on last
His address. followed Mr. lrvines,
and was loudly and frequently ap?
plauded. It was his first appearance
before a Tazewell audience, and he
sustained his reputation as a clear,
forceful speaker. As the readers of
this paper know, Mr. Byrd is the new?
ly appointed District Attorney for
the western district of Virginia.
Two meetings were held on Tues?
day?the Democrats in the Court
house, the Republicans ut the same
hour in the picture show building.
The Democratic meeting was ad?
dressed by Mr. Irvine, Democratic
nominee for Congress and Richard
Evelyn Byrd, United States District
Attorney. The crowd was not large,
but composed of many of the lead?
ing citizens of the county. Several
ladies were present.
County Chairman Higginbotham in?
troduced Mr. Irvine, who spoke for
about an hour and a half. His ad?
dress was clear, dignified, patriotic
He smashed into smithereens all the
stock argument of Mr. Siemp on the
war tax, extravagance, etc., of the
present administration, and showed
up eloquently and forcefully how Mr.
Wilson's foreign policies had averted
war with Mexico, anil is now holding
the United States clear of embarass
ing and entangling alliances with the
countries now at war. These poli?
cies of the administration Mr. Slemp
is forward to declare, are weak and
uu-American, said Mr. Irvine, and if
elected to Congress, he (Slemp),
would lose no opportunity to oppose
them. There is not one single rea?
son, he said, why Mr. Slemp should
be re-elected to Congress, except the
one single, selfish one, to perpetuate
himself in o cc. So far as the record
shows,, said the speaker, Mr. Slemp
has done practically nothing for the
great Ninth district, although he has
been in Congress for years. Mr. Ir?
vine closed his masterly address by
a jocular allusion to the fact, that
Mr. Slemp's speakers and support?
ers in the campaign were all Ex's.
"There is," he said, "Ex-Congrcssmnn
Cole, Ex-Minister Carter, Ex-Collec?
tor Lou Summers, Ex-Col. Brown?
ing, Ex-Senator Harman, Ex-District
Attorney Barns Gillespie?all Ex's,
and after November 3rd, it will be
Mr. Byrd was introduced in a short
speech by Judge S. C. Graham. Mr.
Byrd spoke for about an hour. He
eulogized Mr. Wilson and his cabi?
net, also Mr. Irvine as one of the
strongest supporters of Mr. Wilson
from first to last. He urged the elec?
tion of Mr. Irvine upon the ground
that he is a strong, clean, unselfish
man, and thoroughly in sympnthy
with the great policies of the admin?
istration. He said: "The Republi?
can party will never be restored to
power in this country. It has sinn?
ed away its day of grace. It based
its appeal for years upon a false
plea, and built its structure upon a
foundation of selfishness."
Congressman C. Bascom Slemp ad?
dressed a large and enthusiastic au?
dience of Republicans in the Umusc
U Theater Tuesday. Owing to the
fact that he had to catch the west
bound passenger train his remarks
on the various misgivings of the Dem?
ocratic party were cut short, the
time being given over to Ex-Con
gresmnn Cole, of Ohio, and Ex-Sena?
tor Noel, of Lee .county; Ex-Sena?
tor Harman, and others.
Mr. Slemp said he hadn't missed a
roll call on on important measure in
Congress for six years; that the coke
ovens in Wise county were nil closed
down; Irvin's saw mill was not run?
ning; that wool, hides, beef cattle,
et cetera, et cetera, were on the free
> list; that the European war had
nothing to do with "present condi?
tions," (meaning, of course, 10c cat?
tle, etc., etc. Mr. Slemp also said
that the foreigner always pnid the
Mr. Slemp said nothing about the
Democratic currency law that has
"nipped in the bud" even a prospect
of a 1907 panic; that Wilson and
Bryan's foreign policy had saved the
lives of thousands of young men and
old ones too in dealing with the Mex?
ican situation like a statesman and
not a demagogue; that more coal
was hauled by the N. & W. in Sep?
tember than in any month in its his?
tory, etc., etc.
' JBx-Congressmnn Cole, from Ohio,
convulsed his audience frequently and
told a number of good, live jokes,
which the audience seemed more anx?
ious to hear than the customary tirade
on the Democrats. The Ex-Con?
gressman is somewhat of a campaign?
er, if you just knew it, (unlike Dr.
Cartel, however) 08 evidenced by this:
"I traveled in the last Congressional
campaign :t5,000 or :150,000 (our notes
are not clear which) made 350 speech?
es in twenty different States, and by
hoky, carried them all but nineteen."
Ex-Senator Noel, of Lee county, fol?
lowed the Ohioan, but v, hats the use,
he didn't spring anything new?the
same old chestnuts.
Colonel Browning, Sens. Royall and
Harman and others graced the spa?
cious stage of the Amuse-U Theater
but the other "spell binders" monop?
olized all the time.
Cattle of the Virginia Hills.
Prom the famous pastures of Hon.
Henry C. Stuart, Governor of Vir?
ginia, recently went a trainload of
steers that sold in New York at
$10.40. They were made on grass
alone. Governor Stuart carries in his
pastures about 4,000 cattle and year
by year his grass gets better, the car?
rying capacity of his pastures in?
crease. There are reasons: The
governor lives in a land of rich lime?
stone soils; he does not overstock, but
always leaves some grass to decay and
deepen the layer of mold; then when
he may have a pasture with the grass
a bit thin he limes its surface and
perhaps applies phosphorous as well.
Thus ho has often doubled the grass
with no plowing at all.
Virginia is perhaps the one State
in America where a serious elfort is
being made to increase pastures?to
make them belter and to enlarge their
output of beef. Excellent is the suc?
cess of many men. They seed land to
permanent grasses, they lime, they
apply bone meal or other forms of
phosphorous, the feed cattle on the
sod. They prize their pastures and
love them. There is record that some
Virginia pastures have made as much
as 2.r)0 ponds of beef to the acre,
even much more than that on the best
nreas. At II) cents per pound it is
easy to reckon what such pasture
land is wroth. This devotion to good
irrass and good cattle brings up among
the Virginia hills a line type of intel?
ligent, steadfast, land-loving men.
Their farms arc not for sale. They
L'rect fine homes. They educate their
young folks. They maintain as in?
teresting a civilization as rural Amer?
ica knows.?Breeder's Gazette.
Benbow, Oct. 12?Miss Grace Buch?
anan, of Cleveland, was visiting home
folks last week.
Mrs. G. O. Thompson and children
were the week end guests of the form
ers mother and sister.
Mr. Eddie Thompson, of North Car?
olina, is visiting home folks.
Mr. J. J.. Wyatt and daughter,
Miss Georgie, were visiting relatives
in tho valley last week.
Messrs. Ed. Thompson and Charles
Buchanan spent Saturday night with
Mr. Allen Buchanan is spending the
week at Rocky Gap.
Mr. Edward Remines and Miss Cor
by Cornwell were married last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Neal are the
proud parents of a fine baby girl.
Returned Prom Honeymoon.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. E. Litz have re
tuurned from their honeymoon after
visiting all the big cities, including
Norfolk, Chicago, New York, Phila?
delphia and other places, and are now
at home to their many friends at
Bluefiekl. Mrs. Litz was Miss Grace
Simpson, of Tazewell.
Attention, Rrown-Hnrman Camp.
The State reunion of Confederate
Veterans will be held nt Newport
News on the 20th of October, 1914.
All Veterans of the Brown-Harman
Camp, who desire to attend, will
please call on Adj. St. Clair for their
certificates. The usual reduced rates
on the railroads for this occasion will
be allowed and those who go start
from Tazewell on the l?th inst.
JAS. P. WHITMAN, Com.
"The Whipped Cur Yelps."
To judge by the yelping indulged in
by the "blooming triplet," who edit
our contemporary, the speeches of
Dr. William Carter and Rev. J. N.
Harman, evidently raised the hair of
these editors. To use a favorite il?
lustration of the late General Walker,
"a stone thown in the darkness hit a
You seem to be yelping. And, by
the way, we can name a paper, not
very far nway, whose pages might
perhaps he improved slightly by the
addition of a little "blooming" help.
If a plant or tree doesn't bloom at
least occasionally, iU is a sure sign
its dead, and rotten, and when it uses
such a word as "cur" in referring to
a contemporary, tho suspicion is
strong that journalistic decency and
/ouurtesy has been entirety overlooked
EARLY IN NOVEMBER
Fine Aggregation of Entertain?
ers to be in Tazewell Novem?
ber 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
Commencing on Mondny, November
1st, Tnzewell is to have three days
of lectures, concerts and entertain?
ments such us the town and communi?
ty has not had before in its history.
The whole affair is in the hands of the
Board of Trade and the ladies of the
town. The object seems to be to cora?
lline business and pleasure, so to
speak, by getting nil the people to?
gether in three days of actual enter?
tainment given by the best artists to
bo had. Visitors from all parts of
the county and outside the county
are expected and a general "Booster"
lime will be had.
The entertainment feature is not
the only one. One day will be given
to a Farmers Institute and Demon?
stration Work, lecture, etc. At least
two experts are expected, one to lec?
ture on fruits, etc., and one on dairy?
ing. Tests will be made of milk to
determine amount of butter fat, in
your cows milk, all free of charge.
A contest will also be had to decide
who has the heaviest corn, 70 pounds
will be shelled, and the shelled corn
weighed. In this way it can he found
what variety of corn pays best in ac?
tual corn instead of cob. This con?
test is open to everybody. Each farm?
er, who believes he has good corn, or
the best corn, is challenged to prove
up. Here will be given an oppor?
tunity to select seed for next year's
crop if new seed is wanted.
And so, Booster Week, or "The
Boosters Festival" promises to be
highly entertaining as well as instruc?
tive. Tickets for the entire three days
admitting to all the entertainments,
are $1.50. Single tickets, 00c for ev?
ening and .'lac for afternoon. Furth?
er particulars will be given through
the paper, circulars, etc.
A "BOOSTER FESTIVAL" COM?
A committee of Tazewell women,
backed by the Board of Trade, has
made arrangements with the "Radcliff
Attractions," Washington, D. C, to
bring n series of first-class entertain?
ments to Tazewell on the 2nd. yid
and 4th of November.
This combination calls itself the
"Booster's Festival" and unites chau
tauqua features with local attrac?
tions. There will be twelve splendid
entertainments, besides several lo?
cal features, such as a Citizens Rally
and Farmers Institute, etc., which are
free to the public. For the twelve
different concerts and entertainments
season tickets will be sold at $l.u0.
These admit to all entertainments,
both afternoon and night for the three
days, making each attraction c-^st
12 1-2 c?nts. They arc transferable.
The committee will have 250 tickets
to sell. When they are gone those
who wish to attend will have to pay
50e for a single ticket at night and
:15c in the afternoon. Childrens tick?
ets sell for 25c.
There will be four entertainment
companies. The La Dell Concert Co.,
of Toronto, Can.; The Floyd Feath
erstono Novelty Co., of Washington,
D. C; The Metropolitan Glee Club,
of Chicago, and Hal Merton, the fa?
mous magician, \entrioquist and en?
tertainer. There are also two lectur?
ers, Dr. H. W. Scars and Col. Geo.
A. Gearhart, of Washington, D. C.
Each company will give two per?
formances?one in the afternoon and
one at night, and will present the
finest music, the best fun, and the
most eloquent lectures ever brought
By the courtesy of the School Board
the entertainments will bo given in
the High School Chapel.
A more detaied account of each at?
traction wil be announced shortly
and subscription cards will be sent out
which everybody are requested to fill
out and return to the sender prompt?
ly, that all those who wish to, in town
and throughout the county, may have
an opportunity of securing season
tickets, which are also on sale now at
all the principal stores. "
Percheron Marc Stolen.
A fine Percheron mare, 4 years old,
heavy set, black, with a small white
spot in forehead, a small bunch of
mane lies on left side, weight about
1200 ponds. The mare was stolen
about day light on Wednesday morn?
ing from my barn. Any information
leading to her whereabouts and re?
covery will be gladly received and re?
ward paid. J. C. BEAVERS, Max?
We have window glass, all sizes. If
not your size will cut to suit.
Try us on your next order.
V. L. STEPHENSON & CO,
VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER
STEEI.SBUHU N EWS.
Steelsburg, Oct. 12.? Mr. Erwin
Steele came home Monday very sick.
He lias symptoms of typhoid fever.
Miss Leura Hail visited Miss Nora
McGuire lust Sunday.
The Misses Still, eastern Virginia
school teachers, were visitors at A.
W. Griffiths Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Oncy and Mr.
and Mrs. Steele went to Sword's
Mr. und Mrs. V. M. McGuire, Miss
Roxie .Martin, Stella und Clyde Mc?
Guire visited Mr. und Mrs. John Jack?
son last Sundly.
Miss Muzelle Nipper,, of Wardell,
spent Saturday night and Sunduy with
Miss Pearl Jackson.
Mr. und Mrs. W. C. Stephenson at
tended the Hooker-McGlolhUh wed?
ding at the home of tho brides par?
ents. Mr. and Mrs. H. lt. Hooker.
Mrs. Ruth Brown spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Martin.
Mr. Johnli. Nipper has recently
returned from a business trip to
Mr. tinnies ('lark and Mr. Roy Fer?
rell were at the Hookcr-McOlothlin
?Miss Gay Smith spent Saturday with
Carrie and Beatrice Ferrell.
Au Educational Enterprise.
Miss Lottie M. Evans of Richlands,
in a note to the editor, enclosing the
list of premiums of the school fair,
which is published elsewhere, says:
"I am sure that you feel us 1 do
thal (he school fair is un inspiration
and a help to every pupil who visited
I have no hesitancy in saying that
1 gave to it more time than 1 felt I
should, but I never mude a more will?
ing contribution of time and effort or
one that netted more satisfaction to
The standard of excellence attain?
ed is an argument for the continua?
tion of school fairs, and wherever 1
am another year, 1 shall hope lo hear
only the best of things concerning the
Wherever these contests have be?
come fixtures the educational prog?
ress is beyond question. The one
great trouble is to find those who are
willing to sacrifice, but you are very
fortunate in your division Superinten?
dent, who has been indefatigable in
his efforts and I have every reason to
believe that he will continue to do so."
SHAW VERS MILLS NEWS.
Shawvers Mills, Oct. 12.?Chester
Reicher, of Switchback, is visiting nt
home this week.
Mr. and Mrs. G. ll. Mahood, of
Northfork, spent the week end with
Mr. and Mrs. Will Shawver.
Mr. Luther Dunigan motored to
Burke's Garden yesterday.
Mr. Mustard Pruitt and Claude Lef
fel spent Sunday at Springville.
There will be a box supper given
at the Shawvers Mills School house
for the benefit of thc school. It will
begin nt seven o'clock on Saturday
night. All ure cordially invited lo
come. Ladies, please bring boxes und
gentlemen bring money.
Mrs 1). N. Phillippi and children of
Kural Retreat, are visiting her par?
ents, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Compton.
Messrs. Kemp Tarter mid Archie
Thompson came out chestnut hunting
There ure several cases of diph?
theria in the community.
Mrs. John Gilliam, of Cove Creek,
is very ill.
A crowd from herc motored to Rlue
fichl yesterday evening and reported a
Dont miss the box supper.
This gentleman, who is for the mo?
ment, a break hand of Mr. Slomp, is
rather u good "josher." A good deal
of his speech was in thc nature of a
reminiscence. Por instance, he told
the boys that in the last campaign he
traveled through twenty States and
covered a good many thousand miles.
That much of his travel and work wns
of little force and effect was disclosed
whne Bumming up results he snid,
of the twenty States he had canvassed
all but nineteen had went his way.
The other must have been Utah or
I Vermont. S.
.Mistakes Corrected in Wheat Pre?
mistake was made in thc last issue
us to the first premium awarded for
best wheat. Tho first premium was
awarded Mr. M. ll. Myers, of Hol?
lins, Vu. He lives on a farm just
over the line from Roanoke. Ile says
they sow only a half bushel of this
wheat per acre. The specimen shown
hero seemed almost absolutely perfect.
Dead in California.
News reached this office of the death
at Elmira, California, on October 1st,
of Miss Cosby Thompson, daughter of
the late James and Vicie Thompson.
She was 70 years old. This family
left Tazewell for California in 1872.
Five members of the family have died
there. Three sisters, Mrs. Emily Cor?
di, Mrs. Amanda Smith, and Mrs.
Caroline George, still survive. Wm.
T. Thompson, of Thompson Valley,
is a first cousin to the deceased. She
was a member of the Presbyterian
chuurch. The remains were laid to
rest nt Ixidi, California, beside her
Railroad Men Here.
Messrs. L. C. Ayers, assistant su?
perintendent and C. F. Ixish, assis?
tant engineer of thc Scioto division
and Harry Weller, Superintendent of
the Pocahontas division of the N. &
W., spent Tuesday, or a part ofit, in
town, between trains. These gentle?
men arc on a tour of inspection of the
road and roadbed. The N. & W. gives
prizes annually to the section foremen
showing the best kept section, and
these inspectors were looking over the
road with this object in mind.
They said that the roadbeds are in
fine condition, and the awarding pris?
es for the best would bo a difficult job.
1?, l ?Ml.
COVERS WIDE AREA
Many Subjects Embraced in the
Scope of First Democratic
Congress in Years.
Washington, Oct 14.?The first reg?
ular session of the sixty-third con?
gress which began Decemoer i, 191s,
is about to bo concluded. Begun as
an uninterrupted contiuuiion of the
special session called by l resident
Wilson u month after his inaugura?
tion, it is the longest sitting of con?
gress in the history of the nation.
The work, including that of tin
speciul session for tin ill' reform and
income lax provisions, represents tho
legislative achievement of the last
Democratic congress since March 4,
1805. The achievements include the
new currency law, null trust legisla?
tion, repeal of the toll exemption pro?
vision for American coastwise ships
in the Panama canal, and the provis?
ion to build a government railroad in
Tho congroa was remarkable for
the fact that in less than two years
it hud to deal with conditions arising
from two foreign wars the revolution
in Mexico and the European conflict ?
und was on the verge of facing a war
between the United Slates and Mexico,
Both of these situations demanded
emergency legislation, some of which
may have far reaching effect.
As a rule the utmost co-operation
between Democratic loaders in con?
gress und President Wilson marked
thu session, although one notable
break occurred in the parly over re?
peal of the mils provision of the Pan
a ma canal act. This led to an align
meilt which placed the president und
some of the parly tenders on oppo?
site sides, among those who took
issue with the chief executive being
Speaker Clark and Majority Lender
Underwood. Speaker Clark's defense
of his opposition to repeal furnished
one of the most spectaculur climaxes
in the history of the house.
The president appeared before the
joint sessions of the bouse and sen
uto on live occasions, lie delivered
his general legislative mossage De?
cember 2. Subsequent messages were
on anti-trust legislation, the Mexican
situation, pleading for continuation of
"watchful watiting," the tolls repeal
bill and tho necessity for a war rev?
Most important of Ihu laws enacted
by tho congress since December I,
Federal reserve act creating twelve
regional reserve banks and federal
reserve board of control and reform?
ing tho currency system.
Federal trade commission act cre?
ating a commission of live members
und absorbing the bureau of corpo?
rations to investigate organization,
conduct and practice of industrial com?
petition and alleged violation of anti?
trust uefs; to uid the department of
justice and courts in tho prosecu?
tion of business offenders; to make
public information deemed to bo of
pubic- interest relating to the indus?
trial conditions and to recommend
remedial business legislation.
The Clayton anti-trust uct which
provides for guilt of individuals con?
nected with corporations convicted of
violating the anti-trust luws limits
interlocking directorates, prohibits
combines which will lessen competi?
tion, prevent exclusive and trying con?
tracts, liberalizes laws relating to in?
junction and contempt and exempts
from prosecution under anti-trust
luws agricultura horticultural, fra?
ternal and labor organizations.
Act repeaing provisions of the Pan?
ama canal law exempting from pay?
ment of tolls American vessels ongag
en in coast-wise shipping of the Uni?
The Alaska railroad law providing
for government construction and op?
eration of 1,000 miles of railroad with
telegraph and telephone lines, from
the lower Pacific coast to interior
waters and mineral region of Alaska
at a cost not to exceed ?:i.r>,000,000.
Laws placing on a war footing the
volnteer militia and naval militia
of the states subjecting them in time
of war to the cull of the signal corps
of tho army.
Law regulating cotton future sales
on slock exchanges, providing a tax
of two cents u pound on sales for
future delivery unless actually deliv?
ered under conditions and grades es?
tablished by the department of ag?
Overshadowing much other impor?
tant legislation were emergency meas?
ures demanded by the extraordinary
conditions precipitated by the war
in Europe. Such legislation, enacted
or about to become law included the
War revenue law imposing special
internal revenue taxes to aggregate
approximate annual revenue of $iOS,
000,000 to offset estimates treasury
due to loss of custom receipts during
tho European war.
Dr. George Ben Johnston, the dis?
tinguished surgeon and physician, and
Mrs. Johnston and their daughter,
Miss Ann Koy Johnston, reached Taxe
weil on Tuesday. They left Richmond
October 1st in a motor car ami came
up the valley to Roanoke, thence to
Bristol and across t>y Lebanon ami
to Ta?.e\vell, reaching hero Tuesday
morning. After a short stop the par?
ty motored over to Burke'a Garden,
returning in the afternoon, expecting
to leave Wednesday morning on the
return trip, but were held ov er on ac?
count ol the rain. Dr. Johnston's
uaugtiler, Just out of school, saw for
the nrst nine on this trip through
the southwest, a number of places
.I localities With winch her lathers
, . >ptO have been nientilied, and like
.tor fattier, will cherisll a regard, in
...... 1.1 cdbkO, memories alul tradi
,vu.i >.t her ancestors in whose cliur
..e... tutu acluevumenui there is just
..use tor pi uie. i>i. Johnston ami
1,1. in. yusterdny on their re
.1.1 ti dip i.i Richmond.
Death of V. in. R. Spence.
Mi. Win. U. Spencu died at hi:, home
in Graham September jsth, of typhoid
fever. Mi- was the son of Mr. and
Mm. .1. N. Spence, and was in the 23rd
year ot his age. lie was married to
Alms Daisy MuthoWB on September 'J.
His parents and family and particu?
larly the young wile, have the sym?
pathy ol' a large number ol' friends.
RATS! RATS) RATS I
It appears that an estimate given
in this paper recently, of one rat for
each inhabitant, was entirely too low.
The Breeder's Gazette puts the os
mate at 8, and this is most likely near?
er the correct proportion. Mow many
rats would you suppose are on your
premises?bouse, bams and corn
tields? We date say that any resi?
dence in this town and every resi?
dence m the county would show not
less than Ml rats each, and some many
innre than this number.
Corn shucking lime is here, and
large numbers of these destructive
pesis should be killed, (live the boys
o cents each for all Die big rats and A
cenla for the small ones, and see what
.viil happen. This would prove a men
cy making business foi the farmer,
particular.y if he hasn't a rat proof
ciib. Mach rat destroys about one
half a cents worth of grain and stuff
a day, it is claimed. This heilig about
correct, the Ml rats about your place
ate costing you 25 cents a day. Kill
.1. C. Lnwson's Stable Burned.
The stables of James C. Luwson,
tin- drayman, were destroyed by lire
last Sunday afternoon. The horses
and harness were saved, but a lot of
Iced was destroyed. II is said that
some children, playing in the stables,
ignited a bunch of hay just to sec ji
burn. They saw it all right.
The volunteer lire corrjpnny re?
sponded promptl, (the company com?
posed of those who happen to be near
the real house), but. after their ar?
rival it was found I hat t he hose would
not reach the lire, and that Ihc pic:..
sure was also Insufficient.
To Led tire in lllucllcld.
Rev. John Lake, according to (he
Itluelihl Telegraph, for a number of
years a Baptist missionary in China,
will lecture in Bluoliold next Suunday.
Mr. Lake is n sou of the late Captain
Lake, who, with his family, lived at
North Tazewell quite a while, during
which time Mrs. Lake died. Dr. John
Lake ami the entire family are natives
of .South Carolina.
Save Your Old Tires.
Bring in your tires and tubes to be
vulcanized. It will pay you.
Star Motor Co.
Por Stat ioner j' of Any Charac?
ter, Law Briefs, Posters, Etc.,
Consult this Olllce. Call 31.
$1.50 PER YEAR.
OF THE PAST YEAR
Presiding Elder (Jives Brief Rec?
ord of What Was Done in
Kev. Mr. Hurley, presiding elder,
amt all his preachers and a number of
I Inj nieui are attending annual confer?
ence thia week in Bristol.
I This is always un interesting and
I anxious meeting for Methodist pruunli
ors us weil ns for tho churches,
I "What preacher will we get, and what
Hold will 1 gel '.' ure two anxious ques?
tions. In many install?es, no douuht,
these questions are decided already
when or before, COtlforOtlO meets. Foi
in..Innre il is certain I hi.I Mr. I'latt
will return lo Tuzcwoll, ami also
certain that at least four preuchers
of this county will he moved, their
time limit of lour years having expir?
ed. Those ure, Revs. Wingo, of Po?
cahontas; Hinder, o? Graham; Spring
of (ii ahum and lucks, of 'la/.ewell.
Whore those men will be sent next
year und who will lill tholr places, is
presumably, unknown. Kev. Mr.
Hurley, Presiding Kider of this dis?
trict, a member of thc Bishops cabi?
net, will have a voice in the ima! set?
tlement und lilling ol' these vacancies.
Hut if he hud anything up his sleeve
? when he left Ta/.ewell for conference!
lie kept il offoctunlly concealed from
I public view. Tho Ta/.ewell circuits
and stations ure all pleasant fields
; und for the most part in excellent Con?
dition, and deserve hereafter, ns they
have heretofore, good Btrong men.
MU. HURLEY'S FIELD.
Tho 'rosewell circuit embraces Toko
well, Russell, Buchanan, und parts
or Wise ami Rimal Counties,?a
suing of territory, embracing seven?
teen pastoral charges and l'i pastors,
beaides quite ii number of local min?
isters. This your there were 060 nd.
dil ions to the churches on this Held.
Lust year lhere were OOO. During tho
tWO yours O? Mr. Hurley's incumben?
cy the Hold has raised und put into
j church buildings and parsonages
I .'hil.(IOU, and during this fiscal year
, lins paid 114.800 for salaries, and
tfiiV'Vo.bii for missions alono, not in?
cluding oilier benevolences. In ad?
dition, during IDHI (he field rn I sod
$6900 for Emory and Henry Col lego;
nil the churches and parsonages ure
partially free of debt,, all USOOS
mcnis raised, and Hie PresidingEldor
went to conference in good spirits.
'Ibis is Mr Hurleys first field,
us Prosiding Elder, Re came hero
from (he Saltvillq field, and has
nuuk-good ns un elder. Of course ho
will be returned here.
Important Notice, Baptists.
There will be preaching in the Bap?
tist church Sunday at ll a. m. and
7::t(? p. m., byt the pastor, Kev. T. II.
Campbell, lt is earnestly requested
tubal all members he present ut thu
I morning service as business of ira
, porlanco will bo brought up for con
' Bidoration and notion by the church.
Good Shows ut thc Amusc-U.
Mr. Jayne hus been furnishing very
acceptable und very enjoyuhlec enter?
tainments this week at tile Anume-U.
In addition lo good pictures, Mr. Mc
Nully, one of the "smoothest" jug?
glers in his line, gave shows Monday
and Tuesday nights, greatly to the
delight of many of the exacting and
intelligent people of the town.
Hon* Jno. Garland Pollard, the
distinguished attorney general of
Virginia and others will address
the voters of Tazewell county on
the issues of the campaign
Saturday, Oct. 24
A.S. HIGGINBOTHAM, Ch'ni.
H. CLAUDE POBST, Sec.