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IS NOW SAFE
Supreme Court of United States
Dismisses Case Involving 150,
000 Acres and Many Homes
in Neighboring County.
The Supreme Court of the United
States Monday sustained u motion
made by Tnzewell lawyers to dismiss
th ease of the Virginia nnd West Vir?
ginia Coal Co. vs. Green Charles,
carried up on appeal from the Unit?
ed States Circuit Court of Appeals.
The case was decided in the Unit?
ed States Circuit Court of Appeals,
sitting nt Ashville, N. C, in October,
1918, In favor of the defendant, Green
Chnrles, who was only one of the
many defendants residing in Buch?
anan county. Tho ense 13 far reaching
in its effect upon tho title to coal land
and other property in Buchnnnn coun?
ty. The site upon which the town of
Grundy is located was included in the
It is snid that the title to about
1.10.000 acres of land was in ques?
tion as long as the case remained on
the dockets of the various courts. It
is now believed that the case of the
Virginia and West Virginia Coal Co.,
against Green Chnrles is closed for?
Mr. Wm. H. Werth, of the Tnz
well bar, wrote the motion to dis?
miss, and was assisted by Messrs.
Geo. C. Pcery, Barnes Gillespie and
A. S. Higginbotham.
Noted Racing Driver Speed Trip
A great deal of interest has been
aroused in motor-wise Detroit by the
appearance of "Dave" Lewis, tho
noted racing driver, in a new speed
creation, the identity of which is
shrouded in mystery.
Lewis, who holds all the world's
track records from one to one hun?
dred miles and is known n3 the most
fearless of the younger generation of
drivers, first appeared on the ronds
around Detroit three weeks ago.
For some days his identity was un?
known, but the performance of the
car he drove aroused so much curi?
osity, that several factory testers set
a flap, stationing a friendly traffic
policeman on one of the roads enter
;ng the city which was used by the
'myst ry car." The policeman stopped
Lewis but let him go with a warning
after obtaining his name. The iden?
tity of the car was not revealed.
Lewis first gained fame on the In?
dianapolis Speedway and Inter won
much fame at Taeoma, Oklahoma
City, Shcepshead Bay and in the
Santa Monica road race. Last Decem?
ber he drove the stock Essex chassis
.vhlch set a new world's long distance
ndurancc record on the Cincinnati
Speedway by covering 3037 miles in
I will hf.vc n enr of Hudson's and
Essex in this month. Painter Mach?
80 acres farm land, at Raven, Vn.
For information address, Goo. E.
Dickeiison, 3720 Princeton Avenue,
Los Angeles, California.
FOR SALE?Fine Jersey heifer
calves-, 10 days old. Price 810.00 each.
J. G. BUSTON.
Place your order now for
Corsages, $5.00 to $15.00.
Roses, $5.00 per doz., and up.
Carnations, $3.00 per doz.
Flowers are a bit scarce,
so place your order early
H. W. POBST
Mail orders given best attention.
The Grand Piano Co.
Pianos, Player Pianos, Victrolns, Talking Machines of various
makes. Sold on easy terms. Old instruments taken in exchange
for new ones. Talking machines nnd organs taken in exchange on
purchase of Pianos. Write or call on
W. N. LAMBERT, Graham, Va.,
Agent the Grand Piano Co., Roanoke, Va.
Piedmont Business College
WANTED?Young man bookkeeper for West Virginia bottling
works, ?100; young lady stenographer for Virginia lumber company,
$75-$100; young man clerk for Richmond, $90; lady stenographer for
West Virginia law office, $75; lady stenographer-bookkeeper for
North Carolina merchant, $100; bookkeeper-stenographer for Vir?
ginia wholesale company, $100; young mnn stenographer for West
Virginia bank, $100; young man stenograhor-bookkocper for West
Virginia coal company, $125; young lady stenographer-bookkeeper
for Holly Hill, S. C, $100; ten young lady stenographers for North
Carolina Chamber of Commerce, $751$125. Make full application, giv?
ing age, experience and reference.
Mr. Ralph Helton, Emory and Henry College, Piedmont Prepared,
left Sunday for Rnleigh, W. Va., where he has accepted a position
with the Raleigh Cor.1 and Coke Co., at a starting salary of $120 per
month. Mr. Helton has been a faithful and satisfactory student in our
' commercial Department for five months r.< d one week and wo pre?
dict nnd wish for him great success. Mr. Looney, recently employed
by the same company, is making good with his $120 position. Miss
Eunice McCurdy, Tampa, Fla., is giving perfect satisfaction in her
$100 Kentucky position.
New classes will be started for the benefit of all new students en?
rolling March 1st and 15th. Join us nt once and qualify yourself for
an early fall position. Full tuition, less train fare, paid from salary.
Position guaranteed by written contract, $1200 to young ladies and
$1500 to young men. Write us today for our two-hundred page illus?
trated catalog and attractive proposition.
Piedmont Business CollegCi In?.., SAM JACK MUSICK, Ph. B.
Pres. nnd Owner, Lynchburg, Va. 3-121t.
W. G. YOUNG IS
HOLDING HIS OWN
I Writes Old Friend at Tazewell
Recalling the Days When He
Lived Here ? ?*Tim" Back
From France Safelv.
Mr. J. B. Cnudill, of this town, re?
ceived the following letter from Mr.
W. G. Young of Portland Oregon, n
former citizen of Tnzewoll:
Portlnnd, Oregon, Feb. 13. 1920.
Denr old Friend.
Your letter of Nov. 29, 1919, rench
ed me Dec. the 0, nnd here it is over
two months before I reply. But it is
not that I did not think of doing so
many times, but owing to conditions
over which I had no control. 1 lmvc
written but very little, other thnn to
my two daughters since thnt time.
Your letter sure did take me by
surprise, but you just know that I
was glnd to hear from you I am al?
ways glad to hear from a friend,
especially a Tazewell friend. There is
not a day, but what my mind goes
back to Tazewell, whero I had both
joys and sorrows?and I don't believe
that I ever knew any one there that
I have not thought of them, but the
names of some thnt I knew long ngo
have escaped my memory. I have not
been us good at remembering names
since my illness in 1915, as 1 was be?
fore, but it is the greater wonder
that I can remember nnything after
going through what I did. I have
often thought of you and used to sec
mention of you in the papers some?
times, but as I had seen none for so
ong, I asked Abe White what had
iccome of you nnd ho wrote me you
were keeping the old Yost Mill. Well,
as neither of us are ns young as wo
were, and ns able to buck to hard
work as we could in our young days.
I hope it is a good, easy job for you,
and one that makes you a good liv?
ing, which is pretty hard to do these
days owing to the enormous?nnd
outrageous high cost of every thing
we eat and wear, nnd the working
man is pretty fortunnte thnt can
make buckle and tongue meet at the i
end of the mouth, nnd owe nothing.
As I write I am wondering how old
you are; from what has passed be?
tween us in talking, I think you are
some older than I am, tho I judge
you do not look it for when I saw you
last, I could not see any grny hairs
and my head is what you might cnll
a 'silver gruy, perhaps a little whiter
than my mothers. I was 00 the 2 of
last October, and she will be 87 the
1st of next June. She keeps remark?
ably well, and while not as active on
her feet, as when we left Virginia 12
years ago, otherwise she has changed
but very little.
My two daughters, that were little
girls then, nre both married. Neither
of them married rich, but they got
good A No 1. men. Sabra married
J. R. Whorton, (Jack) of Roseburry,
a bookkeeper in the Douglas Nutional
Bank, nnd has a little boy, nnmcd
Billy, that will be 5 years old the 25
of June. Mary married B. B. Mc
Namcc, an engineer, and has a little
son Bennie that will be n year old
the 23 of this month, and has been
walking since he was 11 months old.
Both of the girls nre in Wheeler Co.
Eastern Oregon. Their husbands are
working for the State Highway Com?
mission. Ben is the locating Engineer
on a large section of the John Day
River Highway, and they are living
at Spray, where the mercury fell to
33 degrees below zero in December,
and the ice on the John Day was 14
inches thick. Sabra is coming to sec
us in April and Mary will come in
May, and then old granddad will sure
have a time with the little kids. As
I have told you about the little girls,
that 1 know you will remember, I
must tell a little about the boys.
Archie was in the army a little
over 20 months, and was in France
just a year. He belonged to the GCth
Regiment, Oregon Coast Heavy Artil?
lery, and was in the last 70 days of
fighting when the batteries of the 05
fired fifteen thousand tons of shells
into tho Germnns, and he said they
were practically under shell fire all
thnt time either from the Germnn
guns on the front, of from the air
planes overhead. This included the
great battles of St. Mihiel, and all
through the Argonne Forest, and at
Verdun, the 05 being the first allied
troops to enter that city after the
Germans retreated. It is said there
was hardly a house in the city that
escaped damage, hundreds of them
blown to pieces. Ho brought back
quite a number of souvenirs, among
them, his gas mask and steel helmet
that he wore and dragged in the mud
at Verdun which dried up on it. lie
is railway mail clerk, and left this
morning for Baker, for the first timo
in 12 days, ns he had to lay off on
account of a spell of grip. I hated to
sec him go as it is a long hard run,
and he was still feeling wabbly. John
is now 23 yeais old, is a good look?
ing guy and the tallest man in the
family. He is fireman on the Southern
Pacific Railroad, which fires with oil
instead of coal, and they use the big
compound superheater engines, and a
fireman has to understand his busi?
ness to fire on long trains but he is
considced a good fireman, as all the
engineers like to get him as fireman.
Some of his engineers let him run
tho freights while they do the firing,
and some times he has been called to
run the switch engines at night. He
wanted to join the army and go over
the sea, but as the S. P. was short
on men, so many having left, they
kept him on tho railroad and he fired
on tho long troop trains carrying sol?
diers, and these trains were always
given the best engineers and fireman.
I told him that if "Uncle Sam" had
needed him in the army more than
ihc did here, that ho would have sent
him there, and thnt he ought not to
feel like he had not served his coun?
try because he did not get to go. Both
the hoys have jobs that give regular
employment and under ordinary
RG1N1A, FRIDAY. MARCH 19,
times und conditions, would be laying
up some money, but when working,
they are iiwny from home, und tit
heavy expense at tile other end of
the line, and after paying house rent,
grocery, phone, light and fuel bills,
at the end of the month, there is but
little left for shoes, and clothing.
Coal, the cheapest that is worth any?
thing, is $10.40 per ton dumped on
the side walk, you ran then put it in
your basement, or hire some one to
do it. Wood, if you get goud fir, is
$11.75 per cord, before the war it
was $0.50. Good rich milk wns then
8 cents per quart bottle, now it is 17
cents with a little ?lab of cream in the
neck of the bottle. All the milk used
here is sterilized or pasteurized, as
they '-all it. and the higher the price
the less cream and more "Hull run'
water you get. The city gets its sup?
ply of water from Hull Run Lake at
the base of Ml. Hood 05 niiles distant
and that is the one thing we get that
is really good. We are on a meter and
pay $1.60 every three months.
1 wish you could see Mt. Hood,
especially on a hot summer day. It
can be seen from most any part of
the city on clear days where the
buildings don't cut oil' the view, is
nearly due east, bcwccil 11,00 anil
12,000 feet high, white as the eternal
snows can make it and blazes like
a ball of fire when the setting sun
rays strikes it. It is very ditlicult to
climb. Mt. St. Helens in the state of
Washington is another snow clnd peak
nbout the same distance and shape
of Mt. Hood, and hack of them both
like a white thread is the eternal snow?
capped summits of the Cascade range
Mountains. These mountains are what
makes the east winds so cold, and
disagreeable here, and when over they
come they bring bad colds, gripp,
pneumonia anil most any old thing
with them. They are going the rounds
now, but the flu is much milder tbiin
lnsl year, but they are much stricter
in dealing with il. All cases have to
be reported to the health office, under
heavy penalty for failure, and they
quarantine against it. like they do
smallpox, of which there are about
300 cases in the city. There are about
1300 registered cases of flu, and a
few over 30 deaths from il. The most
of the deaths recently have been from I
pneumonia. This ir. a peculiar climate
around here. Rainy weather, with the
winds from any direction but the east
is the best, but just let il clear up,
frosty weather comes, and winds
from the east und then you want to
stay in side nnd bo good. It commenc?
ed snowing on the night of December
9 und snowed for Uli hours, with the
east wind blowing a gale, and oh,
boy, you ought to have seen this city.
Eighteen inches of snow fell, and the
streets were drifted from knee deep
to high as your head. The street cars
lines were tied up for 3 and '1 days
and trucks and wagons could not get
through the streets to deliver fuel,
and owing to the coal strike being on
nt that time nearly everybody was
out of coal. Even wood was scarce,
and working people from tho East
side of the river could not get home
for 3 nights or longer. All the hotel
beds were filled up and they sat in |
the eating places and hotel lobbies
at night. The business part of the
city, which is on the west side of the
Willamette river, was so congested
that they hauled the snow to the river
nnd dumped it in, and men were paid
$1 per hour to shovel.
Just about the time they got traf?
fic started it began to turn cold, with
the wind from the oust, andlhc mer?
cury fell to 1 degrees below zero,
which is about like 21 degrees below
at Tazewell. The Willamette and
great Columbia rivers froze from
bnnk to bank nnd all bouts were tied
up. I think all the peach buds were
killed, as there is not a bud left on
our two trees. In addition to the
other troubles the frozen pipes nnd |
stove boilers commenced to burst and 1
you ought to have boon here. If every '
plubcr in the stute had been here he
couhl have gotten a job, and the
plumbers only charge $1.75 per hour,
only three of our pipes burst. Only
those who had their houses heated by
furnaces, and plenty of fuel on hnnd
escaped. We live on a corner, and I
hud about 150 feet of side walk to
shovel oll' nnd some of it us high as
my shoulders, and whilst doing that,
and monkeying with the burstcd pipes
I got my feet wet several times, and
got n bad cold but considered I got
off mighty well. We have had an old
time winter, but these do not come
often, nnd the winters are mild and
the mercury seldom goes lower than
4 degrees below freeking, and upon
the whole is a good healthy climate.
Si, I was the worst home sick old
mortal for Virginia than any one
ever saw for a long time, and if I
had had the price of return tickets
God knows I would have beat is back
as fast as the iron horse could have
carried me. Hut with the regaining of
my health which is as good ns it ever
was, tho I am not stout, and never
will be again, and the mnrrying of
my daughters, and their being per?
manently settled here, nnd the com?
ing of my little grand children all
together makes me a little better re?
conciled, and I reckon I am hero for
the remainder of my life, nnd I reck?
on when the last great day comes
when Gabriel blows his trumpet, it
will not matter whether I nnswor to
the cnll from Oregon instead of dear
old Tazewell, but should I live to be
as old ns Methuselah the memories
of Tazewell and my friends there
will alwnys be dear to me. I still play
the fiddle nnd better than I over did,
and try to be cheerful and look on the
bright side of life, although there are
many things transpiring that I do
not like and do not npprove but 1
ennnot change them and why should
I worry. The world will wag on just I
the same. Well, old friend, I reckon
I had better ring off and get this In
tho mnil box. I have written in n
hurry and you will hnve a hard time
wading through it. Please remember
mo to all my old friends, both blnck
and white that you see. With kindest
regards and don't forget that you
and yours will always have the best
wishes of your old friend.
W. G. YOUNG.
LOST?Automobile chain botween
Divides and Tazewell, on Saturday.
Finder please return to Clinch Valley'
News Office. It, |
State Repubicnn Convention En
Dorses Governor Lowdcn for
President?For League of
Nations With Reservations.
Ronnoke, Vn., Mnrcli IS.- -The Vir?
ginia Republican Stato Convention,
closed last night about twelve o'clock
lifter electing delegates to the Na?
tional Convention in Chicago who I
will tr>> Instructed In cast their votes
for Governor Prunk O. howden of
I Illinois as Republican choice for Pres.
Idenl of the United States and Colonel
Henry \V Anderson of Richmond, as
choice for Vicc-Presidont.
The Pint form.
A platform adopted practically
unanimously by the Republican Con?
vention includes the following major
1. Equal suffrage for women.
2. Ratification of the peace treaty
with reservations that the United
States not be obligated morally or
legally to send soldiers to Europe
without the consent of Congress.
3. A policy of the government,
"keeping out of business," and al?
lowing industry to thrive under pri?
vate opei -l t ion.
?I. Opposition la government owner?
ship of railroad...
f>. Establishment and maintenance
of a merchant marine.
ti. Good roads with a system of
7. Opposition to furl her govern?
ment loans lo Europe.
x. Reduction of taxes.
!?. The creation of a national budget
By si em.
10. Establishment and maintenance
of a small standing army, with a
citizen's reserve, to be usisl only in
The Interchurch World Movement.
The Interchurch World Movement
held a meeting of the pastors of the
state at Richmond, March 8. Abuut
000 pastors were present represent?
ing the co-operating churches. A
meeting of like character was held in
every state of the Union.
The aim of this movement is lo
co-ordinate nor church plans mid
unify our efforts in evangelizing the
world, both at home and in foreign :
fields. Most of the churches nro
making extra efforts now to help the
world by increasing the workers, en?
larging the lield, und multiplying the
There is n feeling amongst the
foremost lenders of nil the churches,
that this can be best done by working
together than in separata circles aiitl
The aim is not to interfere with the
doctrinal polity and life of the indivi?
dual churches, but merely to work
together in the larger plans and ef?
forts of the churches. For example,
if in our plans for a revival effort
to get the people to recognizo tho
steward-ship of life, time and prop?
erly, or any other helpful service, get'
together in its accomplishment. If a I
hospital is to be built invite the whole
community in one common task, and
so in all efforts for the public nood.
We remember the immense ndvim-1
tage iL whs to us in all our war drives
for the whole community and the na-1
lion to be talking, writing, doing tho
same thing at one mid tho sumo. time.'
If this can be had in church work it I
will add to its effectiveness and suc?
This is no more dream, but instead
many have come to tho point where (
they say the world can never be evan- .
gelized unless thu churches get to-'
gothcr. We must get together for,
if it be true, as has been estimated,
that one half the world bus never
heard of Christ.
If we get to doing the larger things
of the kingdom we will have less
time, niiii energy to fight each other,
and would soon be loving euch other
more. "This is my commandment,
that ye lovo one another."
Each state und county is to have
its Interchurch organization, to push
the ideas for which it stands. Right
now, it is pushing tho revival work
in a simultaneous effort to reach the
It has done signal service for the
tithing campaign, and in its surveys
made, of the religious condition of
the world and its needs. The tusk is
large, its aim holy, and only good,
can come from it. ReformB never go
backward, we have been taught.. The
cnll of the world in this new and
larger day, is for men of faith, vision
and courage. J. E. W.
ARMENIAN RELIEF FUND.
Ceo. J. Cunningham, Chairman.
C. A. Donnen, J. K. Whitehead, R.
M. Rohrcr, M. Harvey, G. J. Cunning?
ham, and Dr. J. II. Schoficld each
gave $5; W. E. Tabor, $3; Miss
Uorthii Wninwright and Marks Blair,
each $2; G. W. Gillespie, 0. D.
Woody, S. B. Warner, J. A. Tnbor
I each $1. Total, $41.00.
Alex St. Clair, chairman.
Previously reported, $11.00. Eben?
ezer Church,- $43.10. Total, $64.10.
Mrs. Pearl Brooks, chairman.
Sunday School gavo $0; Jno. A.
Noel, $5; Mr. W. T. Correll, $3; Mrs.
Pearl Brooks, nnd Mrs. C. II. Warner
eneh $2; Mrs. W. T. Correll, Mrs.
Mary W. Crockett, Robt. Ellis, Jas.
B. Nenl, J. It. Neal. Wm. Byrd, John
Blnckwoll, Poery Goodwin, Mrs. W.
O. Nenl, E. B. Ellis, J. F. Shrnder,
Lcnlo Nenl, Mrs. J. A. Nenl, each $1;
Fred Neal, 7fic; W. A. Kinder, J. A.
Lambert, Mrs. E. B. Ellis, Mrs. Bert
Boyd, Mrs. Wm. Byrd, Mrs. J. F.
Shrnder, and Lewis Turley, each 50c;
C. H. Mitchell, Billy Correll, Polly
Correll, Robt. Patrick, Walter Ncccs
jsary, Geo. Crabtreo, Edw. Holmoc,
$2.00 PE\ YEAR.
and Edward Hurley, each $1.25. Total
I $37.26. Quota $25.00.
|H. 11. Kisor, chairman:
Deposited hy M. 11. Riser (no
I unities) $60.50. M. L. Pcory, $10.
I Total $70.50. Quota $200.00. "
Trouhles of n Merchant ami How to
Announcement has been made hy
the Hoard of Trade, that it has com
pleledd arrangements with the Nati?
onal ('ash Register Company to liring
to Tazewell nn Illustrated lecture on
retail merchandising. The lecture, to?
gether with n three reel feature film,
"trouhles of a Merchant, and How
to Stop Them," will he given oil
I Wednesday night, March 3lst, at K
flock ill the New Theatre. Mr. R.
III. Kennedy, expert lecturer, will ac?
company jhe film.
The retail merchandising lecture,
I which lins been prepared hy The
I National Cash Register Company, is
declared to be one of the most com
prehensive lectures on the reasons for
retail business failures ever prepar?
ed, and bus been shown before com?
mercial bodies, conventions, and oth
? organisations the country over.
Hy means of stcrcopticoil slides,
Ithe lecture deals with the value of
newspaper advertising to the mer?
chant, tells him how to prepare ad
vert isements, and also explains in de?
tail the best methods of window dis?
play, how to solve delivery problems,
perfect u store organization, and oth?
er interesting ideas.
The feature film, "Troubles of n
Merchant, and How to Stop Them,"
which will be shown for the In.d
time in this city, was prepared by
the Kssnnny Company for the Na?
tional Cash Register organization at
a cost of $30,000. Expert actors were
employed for every character, anil if
is said that every scene contains a
lesson for retail merchants ami their
The film tells the story of M.r.
While, a groei r, who was discourag?
ed and disheartened because of bin
lack of success. The slory shows the
indifference of hi a clerks, bis bail
stun? systems, his poorly arranged
slock, and other cause of his troubles,
How be linally rose |o HlleccHS nil I
prosperity through the introduction
of modern methods into his store
will be shown in the film.
Many ideas of importance to mer?
chants and clerks will be brought out
during the lecture. In other communi?
ties where it has been shown, it hus
met with great enthusiasm. It is ex?
pected that every business mau und
clerk in the city will avail himself
of the opportunity offered by tho
lecture, und that a large attendance
will result. No charge will bo made
for admission, and the public gene?
rally is invited.
l.luetield fair Officials.
Mr. lt. W. Lacey, President and W.
1.. Otey, Sccrctar, of the niuellcld
Pair Association, were in lown and
community yesterday in the interest
of the 1 air Association of Hhiefleld.
Prospects are good, they said, for the
largest Pair the association has yet
held, They hope to enlist the interest
of Tazewell county farmers this year.
LITTLE OIRL RUN OVER
and tell your mother that I have just
received ley 1020 wall paper samples,
ami would like for her to look at.
.1. FRANK ALEXANDER.
Special Production in Six
Kilin Reproduction of a
llig Musical Comedy. The
only picture of its kind.
Something very unusual.
CHARLES CHAPLIN IN
?'COUNTED OUT" Comedy
Ilig.li School Orchestra.
Prices: 15, 2(1 and :I0 c.
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Let us suggest (hat success iH usually obtained by the exercise of
good judgment, coupled with well-directed energy, and thai the Hur?
est way and iiiohI direct way of aeipiiring (innueinl independence is
found in the fixed liubil of saving money.
Cef this though) grounded into your system, and once having de?
termined upon (he plan of Having, we advise you to deposit, a fixed
portion of your income regularly in this bank for accumula?
tion?a place where you can profitably employ your funds without
danger or Iohh.
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