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BY RED CROSS!
Thousands of Necessary Articles
For Comforts of Wounded
Soldiers Have Been Made and
Sent to Headquarters.
The Tazewell County Chapter of
the American Red Cross was organiz?
ed on the 14th of July, 1917, and
since its organization it has complet?
ed and shipped the following articles:
10633 Surgical Dressings.
.'132 Pujnma Suits.
188 Shoulder Capes.
227 Pairs Bed Socks.
1C3 Hospital Bed Shirts.
7 Bath Robes.
3 Bed Jackets.
19G Bed Sheets.
412 Pillow Cases.
3 Slumber Robes.
398 Pairs of Socks.
110 Pairs of Wristlets.
fi06 Knitted Sweaters.
122 Comfort Kits.
?64 Christmas Packages.
103 Cretonne Bags.
48 Comfort Pillows.
In addition to these articles, the
chapter has delivered to each man
heretofore called in the draft a "Re?
membrance Box," containing- candy,
cakes, cigarettes, postal cards, etc.,
at the time he left here for the train?
This work of the Chapter is for the
comfort of our boys in this war. More
work of the same character is needed
and we hope till the members of the
Association in the county will con?
tinue the work of making and fur?
nishing these supplies.
Red Cross Notes.
The Red Cross Magazine desires
that the following letter, which it has
sent out from Garden City, New
York, to the Chapter Secretaries, un?
der date of February Kith, shall have
the widest possible circulation:
To the Chapter Secretaries:
Red Cross Magazines have been in?
variably mailed from here to Christ?
mas drive subscribers within ten days
.after receipt of their names at this
And this hus been done in spite of
the fact that nearly 450,000 names
have been received since Januar" 1st.
Every list has had to be counted and
acknowledged to Chapter and Divis?
ion headquarters. Every name has
had to be stencilled, proof read and
filed. The files have to be arranged
alphabetically by post offices. Wrap?
pers have been addressed, filled with
magazines, and packed into mail bags
and delivered to the post office. Four
of the largest printing- establishments
in America have been manufacturing
the magazines day and night. Prob?
ably no other magazine has over
had such a task or such a rapid and
upward growth in circulation?from
!>40,000 last July to 1,300,000 now.
If, therefore, you have had from us
the form acknowledgment of receipt
of your lists, please do not write com?
plaints concerning non-receipt of the
magazines but bear in mind that the
magazine class of mail is terribly
congested all over this country, that
transportation facilities are poor ami
in man" eases it is tnking weeks to
(deliver mail that is usually delivered
in a few days.
Your patience in this will be very
Very sincerely yours,
THE RED CROSS MAGAZINE.
Since Mrs. O'Keeffe gave out the
first yarn to her knitters last July 13,
these garments have gone to our nr
my from her unit: Sweaters, 23C;
sox, 227 pairs; helmets, 10; mitts,
24 pairs; mufflers, 22.
Eleven of the sweaters were made
by colored women.
Two lots of knitted garments have
come from Horsepen Cove since last
The sewing department has been
removed to the Masonic hall, where
there is room for any number of the
Materials of all kinds have come
and the work should move much
Instead of leaving off the imakin?
of bed socks, it is the operating leg
ig that is to be discontinued for
the present. Bed socks arc needed
SCOUTING FOR BOOKS.
What does this moon to you? A
spccinl appeal is going to be made to
you through the Boy Scouts of Taze?
well during the week of March 18-1
2&, for books for Our Soldier and |
Snilor boys. The Sammies are calling
to you, calling for some of your books |
for their camp libraries. This is the
One thing which they enjoy during
their vacation hours. The Scouts are
certainly going to call upon you, they
arc going to make you a friendly vis?
it and during their stay they arc go?
ing to ask you for a book. Certainly
in your library there is one book you
can donate. There are books there
that you have never read and never
will read; why not put them to some
good use? Do not think that any
kind of a book will do. We want
something interesting for the boys in
khaki, for the boys m blue. And the
one thing which we do not wnnt is n
ten cent novel. If you have any of
these do not send them; keep them at
home, for they will not be sent in.
You know tho kind of books which in?
terest you and the young man. A
technical book, a good language book,
an agricultural book, a good novel.
They will read anything, but we do
not wnnt them to nave anything that
is trashy. f
If you live out of town of if we
miss you send your book to Theodore
Pobst or let one of the Boy Scouts
know about it and he will come and
Do not read this and think about it
no more. Aetl If you cannot fight,
you. can help by giving & book,
)t make progress
to win permane
As to War.
(From Manufacturer's Record.)
Savagery, in comparison with
which the tomahawk and the poison?
ed arrow of the savages of the old
were saintly, lias raised its head and
strikes its awful fangs deep into the
heart of civilization.
Women, pure and holy, sweet ns
the angels of God, are ravished by
bestial bvutes whose teachings for
years have been to take whoever
you want wherever and whenever you
have the power, of lands, of money,
and of all forms of material things,
and all the holier and more price?
less things of life.
Innocent ?babies, whose lisping
tongues enchant and whose wonder?
ing eyes light the pathway to Heav?
en, arc killed as though they were
ravenous beasts, and their sufferings
jibed nt by the inhuman monsters
turned loose, filled with all the vilc
ncS8 of their hell-begotten lives.
Fields are made desolate, churches
and cathedrals are blotted out, wells
are poisoned, whole villages are
swept as by the besom of destruction,
and awful devastation uncqualed in
all the long years of mini's existence
on earth reigns wherever Germany's
accursed army moves. Millions of |
men, the flower of the world's civili?
zation, have with their bodies fertiliz?
ed a thousand battlefields, and mil- I
lions of orphaned children and wid?
ows, fathers and mothers and sweet- |
hearts, bereft of loved ones dearer
than life itself, cry to Heaven from
hearts crushed by earth's most fear?
ful anguish, and still the awful reign
of ruin and death goes on.
And why all this Buffering?
Why these murdered women, men, |
Why these broken hearts?
Why the bones of babies and their
mothers bleaching the pathways I
through the forests and over the |
snow and ice as they lied from burn?
ing homes to escape the ravisher's |
Because Germany through the I
years has been planning its hell-de?
vised scheme of conquest, it.; plan
for world dominion, based on a def?
inite, predetermined campaign of I
world-wide intrigue and lying and
thieving and murder and rape that |
Kaiser Wilhelm, the syphilitic child
of syphilitic pnrentnge, and his rot?
ten-hearted, rotten-soulcd military ]
clinue might build a world empire for
their aggrandizement and the perpet?
ual power of themselves and their
This is the inescapable fact. This I
is the mad-dog that is at large. This
is the roaring lion seeking to devour
your wife and other loved ones and
your country, and you must either
light or run, and if you run you are
sure to be destroyed.
Fight then we must, and ns sure
ns God is in Heaven, ns sure ns right
is better than might, as sure as good
is superior to evil, as sure as Heaven
is better than hell, we shall win,
though the way may be long and
Let us then glory in the contest.
Let us pit our right and truth against
Germany's Satan-devised might. Let |
us enter upon the crusade with the
crusadro's spirit of old and thank God
that we light under His banner and
in His cause.
Thon, "Onward, Christian Soldiers," i
for the very angels of Heaven might j
envy you this supreme opportunity to |
sacrifice that you may save civiliza?
tion from barbarism, Christianity
from atheism, women and children j
from brutish beasts, and hear the
plaudit of the Master,?Well done,
good and faithful servant, enter thou
into the joy of the Lord."
FOUNDING MILL NEWS.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Altizer and the
children and Mr. Alex Riley attended
the Sunday School convention of the
Christian church at Richlands Sunday
Mr. Riley and Mr. Altizer arc Super?
intendents of the Union school.
The missionary meeting of the
Southern Methodist church, consist?
ing of this place, Gillespie. Maxwell,
and Pisgah, convened at the church
here yesterday. Two sessions were
held, morning and afternoon. A de?
lightful dinner was served by the la?
dies of this place. The study of Af?
rica was the topic for the morning I
session, while keeping of the Sab?
bath was the theme for the afternoon |
session. Mrs. W. B. Greear, of Gil?
lespie, Mrs. Ella H. Pecry, of Pis?
gah, were the leaders and good ones, |
too. Papers were read by Mrs. C. H.
Trayer, Mrs. McGce, Mrs. G. C. Mc
Clain, and Mrs. W. B. Steele. Other
visitors were Mrs. J. II Graham and
Mrs. Dr. Gross, of Maxwell, and Mrs.
iVlassy, of Gillespie.
The meeting was a very interestino
and profitable one, and no doubt will
do much to strengthen the foreign
mission workers. The next mce?ng
will be held at Maxwell at the home
of Mr.s Dr. Gross on the second Wed-1
ncsdny in April. Three new mejmhers
The W. C. T. U. hud an interesting
meeting at the Union church last Sun?
day at 11 o'clock, with the President,
Mrs. W. B. Steele, presiding. Mrs.
Julia Williams read the 46th Psalm,
and Misses Edith Williamson, Octa
via Pruett and Mrs. C. H. Trayer
read papers. Mrs. R. K. Gillespie
was secretary. Miss Gussie Chris?
tian, Secretary, being ill. Opening
prayer bv Mrs. Steele. Next meeting
the 2nd Sunday in May.
The C. W. B. M. will meet next
Sundav at the Union church at 11
o'clock. All nre invited.
Mrs. C. M. Hunter was taken to
the Mattie Williams hospital Monday
morning. She has a kidney elfection.
Her many friends here hope for her
Mrs. W. B. Steel went to Richlands
I Monday to see the dentist, and on her
I return spent the night and day with
her mother and sister, Mrs. Jane
^McGuire and Miss Pearl.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Thomas rc
Icently visited Mrs. Thomas' parents,
Jat Williamson, W. Va.,
t Mis. Julia Williams left on No. 6
iZEWELL, VIRGINIA, FRIDAY
; by further deb
Monday night for Tennessee, in re?
sponse to a telegram, announcing the
critical illness of her daughter. Miss
Mallic, who is attending nigh school
? here. She had been unconscious since
Sunduy from a fall. Later she was
reported some better. Her tnnnv ac?
quaintances and friends are praying
for her recovery.
Mrs. Toliver Smith, who spent
the past week with parents, Rev. and
Mrs. G. R. Thomas, left Saturday on
No. 11 for her home in Kentucky. She
was accompanied by her daughter,
Miss Clara Lee Hutton. .
Dr. Rex Steele, of Norton, spent
the week end with parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. B. Steele and family und
was called to Tazcwell Monday by
the drnft board. His name is near
the end of the list.
A colored man, Gollcy Monorcn, of
Knoxville, Tenn., a Boxley Quarry
hand, was found at the second bridge
east of here Sunday by an engineer
who stopped the train to investigate.
He probably fell off of n train on
Saturday night, when leaving the
quarry in company with two other
hands. His body was buried here on
Miss Rosa Lee Smith and brother,
Roy, visited the dentist at Richlands
Delia May (called Maisie by her
homefolks), daughter of Charles C.
and the lute Eliza Chrislinn, died one
and a half miles west of here on
Tuesday at 5:50 p. m. of pneumonia
and abscessed liver. She had been sick
two weeks, age 8 years. Burial took
place at Geo. R. Thomas cemetery,
services being conducted by the Rev.
J. H. Graham, of the Methodist de?
Four brothers and two sisters sur?
vive. A mother and babe were bur?
ied nearly four years ago in the same
casket. Three other children have al?
so passed to the Great Beyond. Much
tympnthy goes out to the bereaved
father and sorrowing children.
COMIC PICTURES FAILED TO
We regret the absence of the "Comic
Pictures," this week.
The shipment is somewhere on the
road, and will he on baud for next
UNION SERVICES IN THE LUTH?
The regular union service of all
the churches of the town will be held
in the Lutheran church next Sunday
evening at 7.30 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Ar
rowood will preach.
PLEASE NOTE THESE TWO
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tice in your hat.
First Call in Second
Draft for New Army
is Near at Hand
Washington, March 12?Eight hun?
dred thousand men are to be culled to
the colors gradually during the ires?
ent year, under the second army
draft, which begins on March 29.
An announcement todny by Provost
Marshal General Crowder of the num?
ber to be called was followed close?
ly by nn order for the mobilization
of 95,000 men during the five day pe?
riod beginning March 29, some 15.000
of them to be assembled under the
second draft. Eighty thousand will
be men of the first draft of ?87,000
not yet summoned into service.
Details of how the second draft is
to be applied will be made public lat?
er, after congress has acted upon
proposed legislation providing for the
registration of youths attaining the
age of twenty-one years since Juno
5, 1917, and for basing state district
quotas on the number of registrants
in class 1,
Mrs. Nannie Wimmer, of Benbow,
is confined to her bed with a brok
? nip. She slipped on some ice in
her yard in Thompson Valley a few.
days ago when the accident occurred.
While her injury is extremely painful
it is not thought to be serious.
FLOWERS GIVEN AWAY.
Did you go to Pobst's Jewelry store
last Friday or Saturday? If you did
not you missed getting your flow?
ers. Through Mr. Fallon, of Roanoku,
"Mr. Pobst gnvo away to his lady cus?
tomers both carnations and sweet
pen3. They were a prcty lot of flow?
ers, fresh nnd fragrant. We under?
stand that he is already sending in
orders for Easter delivery.
A handsome piece of property in
this town, including fine gnrden for
sale. Price. $4,500. For further infor?
mation apply at this office.
Attorney Hugh R, Hawthorne, who
has been spending a greater part of
the past several months in Richmond,
has returned to his home.
Senator J. Powell Roynll and Rep?
resentative Henry Harman have re?
turned to their homes here from the
Capitol. They are awaiting the call
for the extra session.
The benefit given by the New Thea?
tre for tho Clinch Valley News To?
bacco fund for the boys in France
netted $15.00. This, added to the
amount contributed through this of?
fice, footed up ?29.95. Check for this
amount has been sent and receipt re?
We have on hand a full assortment
of Magistrate's blanks,
, MARCH 15, 1918.
ate with German
resident Wm. H.
Was on Way Home Saturday j
Night, And Slopped to Shelter
From Itain?Buried Tuesday
Near His Former Homo.
! Thomas E. George, son of Mrs. .lu
ilia 1'. and the Inte T. E. George, died
I suddenly last Saturday night, when
on his way homo from town. In com?
pany with Edward Hopkins and sov
; ernl other boys, he was on his way
home from the picture show, about 10
o'clock. When the boys readied the
residence of Mr. M. J. Hankins, in the
western part of town, they ran info
a shed at the barn to shelter from a
rain storm. While sitting there in the
dark, the boys heard George mak?
ing a peculiar noise, and concluded
he hnd fallen asleep. Upon invostign
itlon they found that he was in n bad
j condition. They ran for hclpto the
residence of Mr. .lohn S. Kottimorc,
i nearby, and summoned a physician
also. He lived only a few minutes.
' His death wus due to heart failure.
The body was prepared for burial at
Mr. BotUmore's and removed to the
home of his mother on Sunday morn?
He was U7 years of age, und un?
married. Besides a mother ho leaves
a brother, Mr. Oscar George, of Taze?
well) and a sister, Mrs. Nell Appor
son, of Bichmond.
The funeral and burial took place
Wednesday from the home of his
Mrs. George has bad her share of
sorrow, and her many friends and
I relatives deeply sympathize with her
! in her bereavement,
j The funeral service:; were conduct
I ed by Rev. W. C. Thompson. He
spoke feelingly of the untimely death
I of this young man and of his good
I qualities and characteristics, naming
his love for bis mother, his kindness
land jarjrencss of heart nnd of his pn
j triotism as expressed in his intense
desire to go to war and serve his
'country. The remains were laid to
rest in the family burial ground be?
side those of his young brother und
More About Camp
McClellan and the
People Met on Way
(Continued from last week.)
We met many nice people on our
trip?some we knew and others who
knew Tazewell people, and saw some
fine farming country, and much more
that seemed poorer than can be im?
agined. A little "gossip" along these
lines may be interesting to some of
the readers of this paper.
From Tazewell'to Anniston, Ala.,
is about 800 miles. We bad to spend
two nights at hotels on the way?
one in Bristol, one in Chattanooga.
Returning, we spent only one night
on the road?at Ratlford. Mr. and
Mrs. Dclp we all know and the trav?
eling public knows, arc just natural?
ly born hotel people. Help has done
finely at Radford. He is, I believe,
Mayor of the city, or was I am sure
sometime ago. The years have dealt
kindly with him and his good wife.
Their crowns have been sprinkled by
Father Time, in his passing, but they
are each as young in spirit as ever
they were. They asked many ques?
tions about Tazewell people.
At Bristol we spent a pleasant
I night at the hotel Hamilton and had
[the pleasure next morning of an hour
or two with Rev. .D. A. Glenn, who
was the beloved pastor of the Bnp
tist church here some years ago. He
is living quietly and easily in the
city, and preaching to two churches
in the country. He is the same Glenn
we knew in Tazewell. The only
change noticeable is in the color of
his hair. Mrs. Glenn's health is not
good. His daughter, Miss May, so
well remembered here, is still at her
I home. Mr. Glenn asked many ques?
tions about his former friends and
acquaintances and desires them to
know that he still has them in mind.
Bristol to Chaatanooga.
I did not know that there were so
many nice towns in Tennessee until
this trip. Knoxville, Morristown, and
Johnson City, I knew, but there are
a number of other fine towns, all of
them seemed busy and prosperous. At
Morristown I met Mr. Jennings inci?
dentally on the plnftorm. Finding
out that I was from Virginia nnd
Tazewell he asked me, "Do you know
Sid Higginbotham?" Of course I did.
He said he is my brother-in-law. I
married his wife's sister. Tell them
that you saw me." I met also anoth?
er good looking man there, or nt
Johnson City, I forget which. He,
like Jennings, "claimed kin" with
Tazewell. His name is Robinson. He
said, "Tell George Peery you met Jim
Robinson. I was at school with W'm."
I asked a man do you know Harold
Litz? He said. "Of course I do. He
lives not far from here. He is a fine
<m and doing well." And so you sec,
II managed to "connect up" as we say
iwith homefolks. At Johnson City lives
Mrs. William Moore, a Tazewell wo
mnn, nt Chattanooga, lives Rev. E. E.
Wiley, whom I did not see, as we
reached that city late at night. At
Atlnlla, on the return trhr, I met a
number of people while waititi" for a
belated tram, who knew the late Jas.
W. Moore, brother of John nnd Will,
of this town, whose tragic death oc?
curred a short time ago. One man
said, "Jim Moore was a fine business
(man and a splendid fellow except
when-." The same old story.
Jim Moore had no enemy in Attala,
except Jim Moore. His widow and
Sam Moore, son of John of this town
live in Attnlla and are doing well.
We changed cars in Rome. We wcro
delayed an hour in reaching Rome on
account of a wreck in front of us.
, Rome is a pleasant looking- city of
y and Austria.
about 12,000 inhabitants. The city
HUB large lumber plants, cotton jnills,
etc. The chief claim to immortality,
however, lies in the fact that the ccm
tfAflry there holds the remain) of
President Wilson's first wife.
Without doubt the farmers in the
northern Georgia und northen Ala?
bama are in about us bud shape us
any 1 have ever seen in the oooreat
section of Kast Virginia. That is,
those 1 saw from the car window.
The people either do not know how to
farm or don't cure, one or the other.
I'hey patch about, putting the best
.pots in cotton or corn from year to
year, und when the bind no longer
yields unything they "turn it out" to
grow up in pines and bushes. The
rains wash the fields into grout, gul?
lies. I have heard the song about the
"Did Red Hills of Georgia." I've
seen 'em ami they arc red and noor
sure enough. Now and then u farm
was seen in good shape, "roving \
can be done with that, same land One
young man, who had attended tin ag?
ricultural college, und who takes and
reads the farm papers, told me that
he had food clover and grass on his
failn, und that he mude fit) bushels
of corn to the ncre last yenr, and this
on one of the northern Alabama
farms, which he bought three years
ago for $20. per aero, Hut, these
good .Southern people will lind out
after u while thnt it won't do to abuse
and mistreat their lands, ami northern
Georgia will take her place along
side of the great sections of that
Farming in Tennessee.
In Eastern and Southwestern Ten?
nessee, there are some poor farms,
badly managed, of course. They are to
be found in Tnzewell und everywhere
else. Hut the farms ns n rule in Ten?
nessee, particularly in middle Tennes?
see, were n delight to the eve.
The farmers were sowing great
fields of cow peas, and along the rail?
road was to be seen large fields of al?
falfa. Alfalfa fields were green and
In Western Tennessee the farms are
said to be in a high slate of cultivation
Tennessee is a great slate, and be?
On every train, at every depot, sol?
diers were to be seen, going and com?
ing. On the morning of the night We
we spent in Bristol, 17 car loads of
soldiers, it. was said, passed through
the city, goinrr east.
On this trip we traveled with n
number of deserters under guard, be?
ing taken back to Camp McClollnn. I
talked with them, ami learned of SOjmC
additional reasons why soldiers desert
Hut I havent room for more "gossip"
at this time.
The (lamp McClollnn trip was me?
morable ami will' be long remember?
ed by us, and we feel sure by the boys
also, whom we met. in CamII.
Frank T. Wall Dies
Suddenly at His
Home in Graham
Krank T. Wall, a weil known citi?
zen of Graham, brother to .las. T.
Wall, of this town, dropped dead on
the street in Graham last Sunday
morning while on his way home. Ho
came in from Gary early Sunday
morning, and it is thought was dead
within a very few moments after
leaving the train. Death came to him
without notice or warning.
He was in the ?.Ith yenr of his age.
Besides a widow he leaves one son
and three daughters. The daughters
are leaching. Frank, the son, lives
in Wisconsin. He is survived by two
brothers, dipt. John Wall, passenger
conductor of the N. and W., living at
East Radford. Mr. Jas. W. Wall, of
Tnzewell and four sisters, viz: Miss
Nellie, of Blucfield; Mrs. Spangler, of
Roanokc; Mrs. Brown, of New York
and Mrs. Kmmons, of Connccticutt.
Deceased moved to Graham from
Tazewell about fifteen years ago. He
was u painter by profession, and
had built up a prosperous business,
and enjoyed the confidence of all the
people who knew him.
The funeral and burial took place
Wednesday. He was u member of the
DR. GILDERSLEEVE'K ESTATE
VALUED AT ABOUT $00,000.
The funeral and burial of the re?
mains of Dr. J. R Gilderslceve took
place from the Mortuary chapel in
Hollywood cemetery In Richmond last
The honorary pall bearers, were
according to the Richmond Virginian:
Dr. George Ross, W. Gordon McCabc,
Gen. Chns. Anderson, Jas. A. Pickerel,
Dr. Edward McGuire, S. II. Hawes,1
Dr. Jas. White, and Judge It. Curler
Active pall bearers: Goo. Harris
son, Dr. W. G. Graham, Dr. Samuel
G. Bowcn, H. A. Lancaster, jr., W. H.
Blair, T. G. Tabb, J. K. Rawley, and
Leaves Property to Nephews and
Deceased made a will sometime
ago, giving his property to his nieces
and nephews, most of whom lived in
this county. The estate is said to be
worth about $?0,000, consisting of
real estate in Richmond, bank nnd
other stocks nnd bonds. He still own?
ed a small amount of property in this 1
town at the time of his death.
The Virginia Trust Company, of
Richmond, nnd Mr. John R. Gilder
I sleeve, of this town, were named as
CRYSTAL WHITE WYAN
Eres for Hatching, $2.00 for 15.
$3.00 for 30 Eggs.
DR. T. PAUL PEERY.
3-9-18-2i. Tazewell, Virginia.
Two nice residences for sale, con?
venient, in good shape, good gardens,
baths, electric lights. $20500, and
$3450 . Particulars on application to
the News Office.
Blows are the c
Naming of Super.
For County Farm
A successor to John F. McGraw,
recently resigned as Superintendent
of the County Farm, was not select?
ed lust Tuesday by the Hoard of Su?
pervisors as expected. Applications
for the place have become numerous
and the board is having no little
trouble in determining who is the
best man. The election of the Su?
perintendent has been deferred until
the 20th inst., when the mutter will
bo taken up and disposed of by the
The Supervisors acted on routine
matters, signed contracts for road
work, and has agreed to relieve Mr.
SIlISS of hi* contract for the build?
ing ni' the Abb's Valley road. Mr.
Sluss has discontinued the work be?
cause the difference in the cost of la?
bor now and at the tune he bid in
the contract hns changed so mnlcr
Inlly that ho cannot do the work as
contracted. There remains about n
mile of loud in Abb's Valley that the
citizens of (but prosperous section
are determined to have finished thia
Spring, war or jio war. A scheme
will bo worked out by the County
Engineer, Mr. Martin, whereby the
machinery, etc., of Mr. Sluss can
be used and the road connected up
HAPPENINGS AT TIB TOP.
Tip Top, Mar. 12.?Miss May Wil
buril, daughter of W. G. Wilburn, of
Bniley, was taken to the St. Luke's
hospital yesterday by Dr. Pyott, of
Tip Top and was operated on for
appendicitis. It. is hoped ?he may
Mr. T. .1. Taylor, who hns been in
charge of the N. and W. stntion here
formen y years, ban sold his prop?
erly to Huff Drowsier. Mr. Taylor
will stop in Graham for a while und
will act ns relief agent on the Po
Mr. .1. V. Ilnmey, formerly of the
Graham tower force, will be in charge
of the Tip Top station and will move
bis family hero soon.
Mr. J. II. Kanodo, is (moving his
family In the tieoigu Nash farm
near St. (Hair's, which ih now owned
by Mr. .1. S. Gilleaplo.
Mr. Basil Jones, of the quartermas?
ter's depot ut Chicago, with bin wife
formerly Miss (Hair Drown, of Tip
Top, is on n visit to Mr. W. K
Brown and family. Mr. Jones' health
is not the host and it in expected hi
will impronvo by the vacation here.
McTeor Saundera hud a message
recently from his daughter, Mm.
Joyce ut Portsmouth, Ohio, and went
in answer on train No. ,'< Saturday
night, the 3rd ami arrived at tin
home of Mr. Joyce Sunday, when
he found Mr. Joyce sick in lied ami
the three children bad oil' with pneu?
monia and whooping cough. A let?
ter later snid they hud grown worse
Miss Huxol Durham, of lip Top, went
to stay with them u while. Ali. Saun
dors reports thill nil along the Olli,
is one vast workshop, ns many as f>,
(1(1(1 men being employed at one op?
Arthur Sinkford, colored, son of
A. II. Sink ford, of Tip Top, who wn?
in training ut Gamp l.ee, died there
of spinal meningitis an I was brought
home for burial on Monday, the ?!
The bereaved family have the sympa?
thy of the people here, in their und
Several sheep have been killed by
dogs here recently. It is a calamity
at this time to lose a sheep. Farmers
here have not advanced much with
the spring work no fur. S.
MltS. JAMBS CABTEK CLARK.
Mrs. J. Thud. Kendrick, with her
daughter, Jewell Jessamine, re?
turned last Sunday after a month'.
visit to the ancestral homo of Mth.
Kendrick in Tennessee. The occa?
sion of the visit, at this time,, was
the illness of her mother, Mrs. An?
nie Elizabeth Clarke, widow of thu
late Captain James C. Clarke, who
died about three years ago. Mrs.
Kendrick reached her home on Sat?
urday, anil was grieved beyond ex?
pression to find her mother a corpse.
She had passed away the da" be?
fore. The funeral and burial occurr?
ed after. Mrs. Kendrick nrrived. She
had the sad pleasure but gratifica?
tion of looking into the face of her
sainted mother, mutend of greeting
her in life as she had hoped to do at
the end of her long trip. The ines?
timable privilege of seeing each other
again was denied to both mother and
?uirhter and also to a son, Mr. (loo.
C. Clarke, of Ft. Worth, Texas, who
i cached the bedside on the same day,
The children must wait a while
now and greet their mother and she
tbern, in the Better Land. Mrs. Clarke
was a woman of splendid physical
appearance and many lovely and line
traits of character. She is remem?
bered by a number of Tazcwcll peo?
ple, having made at least two vis?
its to her daughter here some years
ago. Those who had the pleasure of
meeting her here, were impressed
with her superiority of her womanly
Before marriage she was Miss
Annie Elizabeth Allison. She mnr
rier Copt James Cnrter Clarke when
she was only 14 years of ago and liv?
ed a beautiful happy life with her
husband and children for nearly six?
ty years. Death found her ready
when he called. She camo to her
death "like a shock of corn cometh in
in its season," wrapping the drapery
of her couch about her "like one who
iieth down to pleasant dreams."
Corsages, $4.00 to $10 each, (any
American Beauties, $6.00 to $12.00
Roses, any color, $3.00 to $6.00 doz,
Violets, $3.00 a hundred.
Sweet peas, $3.00 to $6.00 a hun
Hi-wt. ? ?'? '
Carnations, $1.75 per dozen.
you tire a soldier or sailor boy,
tuke ten per cent, from abpv?.prices.
H. W. PtJBST.
$1.50 PER YEAR
GRAVITY OF THE
Will He Impressed Upon The
People in Short Addresses
Itcgimiinp, March 20, Slemp
Coming on 30th.
There will be a nation wide move?
ment, from the 20th to tho 30th of
March, inclusive, to impress upon tho
people the gravity of tho War situa?
tion at the present time and the ab?
solute necessity of each and ovory
man, woman and child rendering ull
the service in his power. In aid of
this movement in Tnzewell county
the following program of brief
I speeches, from 10 to '.'.0 minutes, has
been arranged at the request of the
Director of the movement in Virginia.
POO A HONT AS.
March '.111, Win. II. Werth, Picture
theatre, at. night.
.March 23, ft. O. Crockett, Picture
I Theatre, night.
March 28, V. I.. Sexton, Picture
I Theatre at. night.
March 20, K. L, Groover, at tho
Itleni Theatre, at night.
March 2:1. Win. II. Werth, Gem
March 28, J. W. Chapman, Gem
Theatre at night.
At the New Theatre at night.
March 20, Geo. O. PeOry.
March 2?. W. II. Werth.
At. the Theatre at night.
March 20, T. G. Howon.
Mm ich 'lit, Geo. G. Perry.
March 28, .1. Powell Royall.
March 23, 11. Cloi.de Pobst
In addition to the above dates,
here will be held at the Court House
>ii March 30th, at. one o'clock p. m.,
. gem nil muss-meeting of nil the
neojilo of the county, ul which it pa?
triotic address will be made by Hon.
" li. Slump.
R. O. CROCKETT,
A. C. IttlCllANAN,
SERMON ON WAR SAVINGS AND
I'o the ministers of the Gospel of all
denominations in Tazewell county.
The Niiliouul War Savings Com
niltee Iuih naked for a Hcrmou or n
? rcscntution of the matter in all the
hurdles Sunday, March 21th, to help
tush the War Savings Stamp enm
iitign und other war activities. Vir
[Illlu has so fur taken only 2 per cent,
if its quota.
Iluylng War Savings Stamps en?
tourages thrift, renders immediate
Inunclal aid in helping your country
vin the war, is u splendid investment
.ud your patriotic duty.
If you will comply with this ro?
piest, let. us know at once. Wo will
io glad to help you reach the church
is you cannot get to that day.
Yours very truly,
J. E. WOLFF,
J. N. HARMAN,
T. H. CAMPBELL,
FROM WILLIAM BOWSP.R.
""Bill" Bowser has had a tough
Ihne. Before leaving camp in Now
York he had typhoid fever. After
reaching Franco no was stricken with
pneumonia, and underwent all opera?
tion of some kind. But "Bill" is game
and the following letter is encour?
Somewhere in France, Feb. 18.
My Dearest Mother: Just a line
to let you know I received your let?
ter and was glad to hear from you.
Hope the card I wrote you did not
excite you. Am getting along very
well. Am sitting out of bed.
You were asking me if I had receiv?
ed my box. 1 have not. I havn't re
>It.I'<1 any Christmas box at all.
Give grandma and Knl my love. Tell
them because I don't write not to
think I have forgotten them for I
think of them real often. Write me
soon. Your loving son, BILL.
A SOLDIER BURIED HERE ON
The remains of J. W. Bowser, ne?
phew of Mr. and Mrs. John Bowser,
of this town, were buried hero Sun?
day afternoon. He was a soldier in
Camp Shelby, Mississippi. His death
was due, it is said, to an nccident.
Just how was not staled, and is not
known. It is thought the nccident was
caused by an explosion during target
practice. The telegram announced
only that the body would be shipped
here to the care of Jno. W. Bowser.
Tho young mini's head was bandaged,
showing that the wound which caus?
ed his death was inflicted on the top
of his head.
He was a son of John W. Bowser's
brother, living in Smythe county. The
father was here at the funeral and
burial. The exercises were conducted
by Rev. Mr. Kelso at the home of
Miss Laura Newton, on Tazewoll av?
enue nt 4 p. m. Sunday.
The body was dressed in the uni?
form of an American soldier, nnd the
casket draped with the Stars and the
There are nt lonst some peoole of
this section who know nnd realize
fully that we are at war.
following letter was received
here by Mrs. John W. Bowser, writ?
ten two weeks before tho boy's death.
Hattiesburg, Miss., Feb. 20.
Dear Aunt Molly: Got your let?
ter yesterday and was glad to hoar
I from vou, and I thnnk you very (much
I for -our good ndvice. I am enjoy
I inrr the best of health. I go to church
?very Sunday night. And I have the
I best looking girl in tho South. So,
vou sec, I have nothing to worrv
ibout. Wo nrc oxpectim' to go pret
tv soon nnd I am very anxious for
the trip. Well, as it is getting late
and my candle is getting low, I will
close. Write soon.
Co.. M, 160 Infy., Camp Shelby, Miss,