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Pocahontas Citizen Thinks Many
Mis-Statements Are Being
Made to Influence Congress
Against Aid to Soldiers.
Poeahontns, Va., Nurch 7.
Editor Clinch Vallcv News,
I have been reading, with interest
and disappointment, your editorials
on what you term the "soldiers'
bonus. 1 will enclose n clipping v>nici,
will give you an idea of those wh >
have a right to call adjusted com
pensntion a bonus.
I presume that you ore aware of
the fact that most of the articled
you copy from newspapers are prop?
aganda and I judge that you have
some misgivings as to whether tnere
are such papers as those wiiosc
names are signed to the letters yoc
quota and copy. I don't think" your
editorials will affect the situation one
way or the other but it is disappoint?
ing to see innocent, country pnpers
"fall" for "stuff" that is meant for
A few days ago I read an article,
written by a man who was opposed
to the "bonus" on the ground thnt it
would effect the vnlue of liberty
bonds. I suppose that mnn boungt
bonds with his savings, made pos?
sible by the war. I presume too, that
ho considered himself very patriotic
in so doing. I wonder if he realizes
that, were ho as patriotic as he
thinks the soldier should be, ho
?would destroy those bonds and say,
"Uncle Sum it was not more than
my duty that I should have given
my whole time and effort to the gov ?
crnment during the war."
Now, Mr. Editor, did you give
your every effort to the government
during the war? Did you buy liberty
bonds If so, did you do it as an in?
vestment or from purely patriotic
motives? If you did it because o,"
your love of country, where ore
those bonds now?
Mr. Editor, do you think the 'bo?
nus" will bankrupt, the country? If
so the war would have ruined us had
it continued n few months longer.
M.r Editor, I don't think the ex
soldier is a "big bum" as some would
liko to make him appear. To my
mind, he is n mnn who knows ,.nnk.
that the government exacted muro
from him than it did from others. Do
you think he should bo censured for
asking thnt the accounts be squar?
ed? I suppose that had the govern?
ment conscripted labor as it did the
soldier and that had all men received
the same pay and treatment, in win- I
ning the war, thnt there would never
have been a word said about "aa
Senator Class is, as you know, u
bitter opponent of adjusted compen?
sation. One naturally wonders wheth?
er, if he had been a buck private and
had his son (who tho very yoUilg
" attained (?) to the rank of major
?and perhaps even worse) been tne
same, tho gentleman would not look
n little more sympathetically upon
Thing on these things, Mr. Editot.
If you enn get splf out of it nil, and
then believe thnt it is unjust and
unfair to adjust the burden of tho
. war, then go nhend and spread ail
the ink you please.
I am reminded of an Irish s?.ory.
Mike seeing Pat struggle up H wu
der with a hob on his shoulder, call?
ed, "Pnt faith'n you've got tho nod
on the wrong sholder'-' Pat was quick
to realize the fact nnd retorted, "Be
Gazzus'n you're right. It should be
JOHN H. CROWGEY.
SELF RESPECT AND THE
Lincoln State Journal.
THo effort in congress to catch the.
bonus fish without wetting any feet
with taxes goes on apace. Congress?
men want to plense the service men
without stirring up tho tnxpayers.
Hence there is ceaseless elfort to
pnss a bonus bill without tho sound?
ly necessary nccompnnying tux olil.
Thoy figure on bonds, on European
debts, on the general tax fund?nny
thing so it conceal the cost of what
they are about to do. There rs an
old saying that God hates a cow-am.
We are more than half convinced
thnt similarly tho public loves .1
great man. Anyway, it would bo
glorious sight to sec more congress?
men betting on that side. Let (lie
congressmen vote bonus, slap on tho
taxes, and come homo nnd face the
taxpayers like men. Or let them
vote down the bonus and come home
nnd face the advocates like men. It
is doubtful whether thoy would suf?
fer much loss of votes in either enso.
But even should this bo mistnke
and the public prove not an apprecia?
tive of courage ns we think, is it
worth nothing to a congressman fo
preserve his self-respect? Is it worth
less than a seat in congress?
? PEERY AND SLEMP MAY BE IN
Bristol, March 7.?The two candi
-dates for Congress from tho Ninth
Virginin District in the race next
' fall will be George C. Peery nnd
Congressman C. Bascom Slcmp.
This is the opinion of many ob ?
sbrvers who are watching with re?
newed interest developments in the
district as the time for the conven?
tions and he campaign draw ucarci.
S&voral local leaders believe Peery
is certain to be nominated when the
district Democratic convention meets
here Tuesday, March 21.
No formal statements have been is
.>rcd by the Democratic lenders t?i
this effect but the name Peery seems
to be in the air wherever there is a
discussion of possible candidates.
Since Governor E. Lee Trinkle car?
ried* the Ninth District in his race
last fall names of more than a doz-j
on possible candidates for the Demo- j
cratic ticket have been mentioned I
but f ne by one they have fnllon by
the wayside with u single excep
(!on. The single exception is the name .
( f Peery and assurance tliat he will
bo nominated seems to bocomiu
stronger every day.
DIES FROM INJURIES RECEIV
El) IN MINE.
Cedar Bluff, Va., March 8.?Tues?
day night, March 7, Mrs. G. B. Win
go delightfully entertained the Bible
classes of the M. E. Church at a St.
Patrick's party. She was assisted in
entertaining by Mrs. Kerrj and Miss'
Bessie Peery. Those who served were
Misses Ann Luttrell, Frances Jen?
nings nnd Minnie Bowman. A color
scheme of green was carried out in
the decorations nnd refreshments.
The Minstrel which is being pre?
pared by the young girls Sunday
School class will be given Saturday
night March 11, nt 8 o'clock. Come
and enjoy a good laugh.
The body of Mr. James Dawson,
who died from injuries received in u
mine nt Williamson, W. Va., last
Wi dncsdlty, was brought hero and
hurled in the cemetery nt .Tone's
Chapel on Friday morning.
Miss Edith Ireson of Tazcwcll,
sp'ont the week end with her cousin,
Miss Kathleen Ireson.
Mr. Robert Caudill of Kimbnli,
spent, the week end with his sister
al. the home of his grandmother,
Mr. Grover Kisor spent the week
end with Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Kiser.
Mr. John Burkolbnch of Blueliold,
spent Saturday night with relntives
and nttended the lodge meeting in
tho Masonic Hall.
Mr. Donald Wntkins has returned
from Charleston, W. Va.
HER EIGHTIETH BIRTHDAY
One of the nicest social affairs oi
tlio season was the celebration Tues?
day of the eightieth birthday of Mrs.
Narcissa Thompson, at the home oi
her daughter, Mrs. Walter Thompson
on Tazewell Avenue. The best people
were there, those .who have not for
years, u>en reproved by their pus
tor for dancing- and card playing.
The guests .were:
Mesdamcs Chapman Peery, Jim
Edd Peery, C. W. Jones, G. W. Dobk.
C. A. Thompson, Maria Tiffany St.
Clair, Peggy Barnes, M. G. Fudge,
Mattio Thompson, G. W. Gillespit,
Harriott Tynes, Albert Peery, Wil?
liam Werth, Sr., Narcissa Thomp?
son, Mary C. Bowen.
The hostess served abundnnt and
delicious refreshments. The birthday
cake adorned with eighty rose buds
was beautiful. This was the gift of I
the grand-daughter, Mrs. Archie.
Thompson. Other favors, made by
tho daughter of the home, showcu
tho sweet-loving care, of all, for the
This hostess wns not taxed to
provide entertainment for her guests.
Conversation, an almost obsolete
form of entertainment, marked this
social affair. How beautiful to grow
old and retain tho faculties of the
Numerous gifts and cards of con?
gratulations from absent friends add?
ed also to the pleasure of the even?
ing for Mrs. Thompson. May she
have many returns.
Tho Walsonville, California Regis?
ter, please copy.
WATCH THE FURNACE.
The papers carry reports frequent?
ly of fires originating in the furnnce
cellar, usually by leaving kindling
, wood or rubbish near the furnace.
A word of warning and caution may
not be out of place. Kitchen flues,
old wood shingles roofs also need
watching. An ounce or so of preven- !
tion is worth pounds of cure.
HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE
Tho numerous friends of Mr. M.'
C. Clark, Honnkcr, sympathize with i
him in his serious loss by fire of bis 1
nice residence near the town, which |
occurred recently. All the furniture
was destroyed also, and a numbe.* \
of outbuildings. The (Ire is supposed j
i to have originated from the furnace I
I in tho basement. Smnll amount of]
I insurance wns carried.
Miss Mno Vcrnon and Mr. Carter
Honkins were married at the bride'8
home, February 20, nt Bandy, Va.
The bride is tho charming daughter
of Mr. nnd Mrs. John Ai. Vernon,
and the groom is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Roland .Hankins. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. T. W, Os
ATTEMPT TO BLOW UP HOUSE
Tho usually quiet village of Falls
Mills is reported ,as being i<ight
much exercised over tho receipt by
one of its prominent families of an
nlleged Black Hand lotter. The mis?
sive wus dropped in the front yard
of "Smit" Perdue, nnd was address?
ed to Mrs. Perdue, who was warned
to leave home, as tho writer assert?
ed the Perdue homo was domed to
destruction. The letter rends in pan:
"Dear Mrs. Perdue, you are u
good woman, but if you don't leave
thnt d?d house you will bo killea,
as I am going to blow it toh?1 nnd
Smit with it."
Smit is Mrs. Purdue's husbnnu.
The letter bore n name, but officers
who have examined the missive could
hardly bring themselves to believe
the signature was genuine, ns no one
but n fool would write such a letter
and sign his name to it. It is sain
Mr. Perdue has been more on less
active in reporting violations of the
prohibition lnws and for thnt renson
has won the. disfavor of certain boot?
leggers and moonshiners in the
The belt or clement of the citizens
of Falls MUla have no officers lo?
cated within several miles of the
place, are more or less handicapped
in the enforcement of law, nnd tho
receipt of so dastardly n threat as
that contained in the missive thrown
into Perdue's yard has served to
arouse sentiment anew for more ad?
equate- protection.?Graham Daily
Sr.91.ri2 RAISED IN THE COUNTY
FROM XMAS SEAL SALE
Richmond, V.l., March 3, 1922.
Mrs. J. D. Peary,
North Tazewell, Vn. ?
My dear Mrs. Pecry:?
Subsequent to a conversation this
morning with Mr. W. C. Cline, re?
cent Assistnnt Health Officer of
Tnzewcll County, I am writing you
this letter at his suggestion rela?
tive'to the Christmas Seal Snlo
which has just been completed in
In order that the people of the
county as a whole may know tho ex?
act status of the provceds raised
from this source I suggest thnt this
letter be printed in the next issue of
tho Clinch Valley News.
As you know, the Health Unit for
Tnzewcll has been discontinued in?
definitely. In viow of tho fact that
Mr. Cline had charge of the Senl
sale funds he is nnturally desirous
of seeing that some responsible par?
ty take his place in this particular
regard at the present time. Tho roc ?
ords of the Virginia Tuberculosis
Association show thnt to date the
sum of $091.52 wns raised in the
Christmas Seal sale from Tazetve.l
county. We are writing to you sug?
gesting that you call together tho
following people who mny serv? im
u committee to determine what Taze?
well shall do with the percentage of
tho above amount which mny be al?
lowed them from the Slnte Associa?
tion: Mrs. J. D. Pecry, Chairman,
North Tazewell; Mrs. Elffe Poindex
ter, Graham; Mrs. Sol Baach, Poea?
hontns; Mrs. W. G. O'Brien, Tnze?
wcll and Dr. Isaac Tierce, Tazewell,
Under the items of the Seal saio
contrnct the percentage is ns fol?
lows: First?45 per cent of the to?
tal amount may be returned to tile
county provided such nmount is used
for worthy enses /<f material relief,
such as paying a patients expenses
in Cntawba Sanatorium. Second: bA
per cent mny be returned provided
such amount is used in defraying the
expenses of a Public Health Nurse,
nnd third: if the committee so wish?
es a free tuberculosis clinic will bo
given to the county Inter in the year
provided the gross nmount raised is
left with this Association.
After sending our letter I noticed
that we erronously omitted tho name
of Mrs. George D. McCal), of Gra?
ham, who should also serve on the
committee to make disposition of
tho available Senl sale percentage
for Tnzewcll county.
Yours very truly,
IRVING LEWIS SPEAR,
SPECIAL MEETING OF TAZE-'
WELL LAYMEN'S CLUB.
There will be a special meeting o_'
I he Club held at the Christian church
on next Sunday afternoon, at 3 p.
m. Every member of the Club is urg?
ed to be present. Matters of impor
tanco aro to be discussed, and there
will bo a special program for this
meeting. A "Program Committee'
has recently been appointed to take
chnrire of these meetings, nnd tho
meeting for Sundny afternoon will
bo in charge of this committeo.
I I will be at the former resi?
dence of Thomas TInnkins, de?
cease, Friday and Saturday of
this week .and Monday and
Tuesday of next week packing
my household furniture for
shipment. I will sell, at very
reasonable rrices, before Hack?
ing same, the following: Beds,
chairs, rugs, tables, porch fin ?
niture, dininc room furniture,
etc. ETTA HANKINS.
1 March 9th, 1922.
SLI? VIKGlNtA, FK1DAY. MA
TO THE ROADS
i Legislature Proposes to Give
i Half Tax To Counties?Search
Haggnge Without Warrant
House l?ll No. 253, providing that'
00 per cant of the revenues from
automobile taxes from the counties,
in proportion to the amount of state
ttixes paid into the state treasury or
real estate, personal property, In?
come on capitation taxes, be spent
on "fevder' roads', which means cross
country roods, was passed by ine
House, 53 to 3-1. Messrs Stinson and
Stuart voted against the bill.
The bill, placing jitneys transport?
ing passengers or feight in the hands
of the State Corporation Commis?
sion, was defeated overwhelmingly.
Buyer Bill Defeated.
The provision making the buyer oi
liquor unlawfully guilty, was drop?
ped from the bill. Baggage trans ?
ported in automobiles may be search?
ed without u warrant. Bnggago of
pedestrians is excepted unless plac?
ed in an automobile
The owner of a car in which liq?
uor is transported without tho own?
ers knowledge or consent, faces u
lino of one half the value of the car,
and a jail sentence of from six to
twelve months in addition to tho
penalty for violating tho prohibition
District School Board Abolished.
Election of school trustees by tho
people was turned down by tho Son?
nte in adopting an amendment to
the Mapp-Goolrick county unit bill.
The bill, the second of the big cdu ?
cational measures before tho Gen
oral Assembly, passed by a vote of
29 to 4. (
Under the Mapp-Goolrlck bill, dis?
trict school hoards are nbolisheu at
the end of this year and In their
place is set up county school boards.
The purpose of the bill, which called
for the election of tho trustee* by
popular vote, was to bring educa?
tional mutters closer home nnd
thereby to create closer co-operation
lietweon localities and the Staco
Board of Education.
Senator A. Willis Robertson, of
Rockhridgc, proposed the amendment
eliminating the election feature on
the ground thnt It would servo to
bring factionnl politics Into school
matters. His amendment carried, 2d
The Sonnte on Wedncsdny pnssed
tho bill placing n tax of 1 cent n
gallon on automobile fuel to be ap?
plied to highway construction.
It is estimated that this tax will
yield $800,000 a year, which amount
will take care of the interest on tho
$12.000,000 bond issue, nnd leave
$300,000 for maintenance ol i.mie
Rond Bond Issue.
The bond issue of 12 million dol?
lars for highway construction, wu.i
pnssed by the Senato by a small
margin,the vote being 21 to 19.
The movie censorship bill passed
the lower house by a vote of 62 to
10. The bill now goes to thesenuto
where it will not likely pass.
Cor Confederate Reunion.
The house voted an appropriation
of SI5,000.00 for entertainment of
the confederate reunion in June.
I This office had a visit lnst week
from Fred Rudd, of McComos, W.
I Vn. Fred is remembered hero, as u
kid, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos.
Rudd, for a number of yenrs citizom/
,of this town. "Jim" Rudd n black?
smith, and a good one, too, was held
in high esteem here. His son Fred,
is walking in his father's footsteph
?a quiet, upright young man. He
I is now nbout 28 years old, unmai ?
! ried, and is "chief" in his father's
shop at McComas, where a large
, amount of work is done dally loi . |
'; coal company.
Fred brought the editor a pres?
ent?an ash tray which he made of
Iron, hammered out on the nnvil, an
odd and unique piece of mcchanf3m,
showing artistic skill far above the
I HEALTH OFFICE CLOSED.
Due to an oversight we did not
' mention last week tho departure
from Tazowell of Messrs. Herman
W. Snidow nnd Gilbert C. Cline, who
I were in Tazowell for several montn.i
' in charge of the Tazcwcll County
Health office. Mr. Snidow will take
' a position with the State Board of
I Health and will bo located in Rlch
I mond, .and Mr. Cline will take up
! work in Eastern Virginia. Tho two
1 gentlemen made a great many friend.i
in Tnzesvell, and have dono a great
work in the county in stamping out
smallpox nnd assisting in controlling
' other contagious diseases. The good
they did in tho county will long bo
folt, and there were a great mnny
,-on'e in the count who we-o dis?
appointed when the Board of Super?
visors failed to appropriate the nec
: essary funds to keep' the office going
RCH 10, 1922.
POUNDING MILL ITEMS. DEATH
OF MK. COLLINS.
Pounding Mill, Vu., March 8.?Mrs.
Chus Scutl and little sun, Lookout,
Ky., anil her trained nurse, Miss
Annie Luttrell, Cedar BlutT, visit?
ed the former's aunt, Mrs. Martha
Sparks today. They are spending u
month at the Blue Sulphur Inn.
Mrs. W. B. Steele und littlt grand?
daughter, Catherine Gillospie, spent
Monday night and Tuesday visiting
Mrs. Jane McGuiru and daughter,
MisB Pearl McGuire, nt Codar Blun.
Mrs. McGuire complains of rheuma?
tism some, but is pretty "spry" for
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ring
rtnff, n sou, Max, UatlilTc.
Mrs. C. M. Hunter has returned
from a three weeks visit to home
folks in Alabama.
Mrs. S. E. Hall, who spent several
wooks visiting her sister, Mrs. Mary
Christinn hove, has gone to Prince
ton to visit her slater. Rev. Nannie
11. Osbomc, one her way to her
home, Hemlley, Ohio.
Mrs. Nancy Dnvis, who has been
ill for a couple of weeks, was tak?
en to Williams hospital Sunday and
is reported better.
Rov. Harold Quosonborry, o( ,im
wassa, of the Church of God, preach?
ed hero about two weeks, leaving
Monday for Princeton. He is expect
ud back perhaps, tomorrow to preach
a few more sermons and do some
baptising in Clinch river. Thoro wore
about nineteen conversions and un
USUPlly big crowds out.
Mrs. Trayer, of Staunton, spent a
day and night here hist weok visit?
ing her brother, Mr. C H. Trayot,
the ngent, mid son, Raymond Tray?
er and wife.
Mrs. Raymond Trayer went
Rtchlntlda Monday und accompanied
her step-mother, Mrs. .lohn Hoops,
from hospital to her home in Bap?
tist Valley. They went to Tazewell
and motored from thoro hack.
MVs. F.flle Spratt an dlittle daugh?
ter, visited her mint. Mrs. Nancy
Mr. R. S. Williams spent Mommy
and Tursdav visiting his biuutei,
Dr. W. R. Williams
Mr .and Mrs. Howard Reed wert
visitors to Riehlands Tuesday, and
"picked up" your scribe on hoi way
to Cedar RlufT station and brought
her home in their nice car, which
was appreciated very much.
Mrs. R. T. McGco was called i.iick
to Puluskl next morning after ar?
riving home here, on account of tho
death of her father, Mr. Colliiiv can
night of her arrival.
W. B. Steele has a severe cold and
is out very little.
SPRAYING DEMONSTRATION J
G. HUSTON'S ORCHARD.
-Mr. Apporson, from Blncksburg,
who wnn with me here last fall giv?
ing pruning demonstrations in the
county, will be here Friday, Maren
17 to kivc a spraying demonstra?
tion at Mr. J. G. Buston's orcnarn
just east of town. This demonstra?
tion will bo held in the iiftcrnoon
beginning at 2 o'clock.
Now is the time to apply the dor?
mant spray to fruit trees. This dor?
mant sprny consists of lime-sulphur
solution und water. This spray Is for
the control of tho scale insects, nnd
is absolutely necessary in all orch?
ards. Other sprays are necessary
later on and you will be romindeo,
from time to time, by tho county do
monstrntor when to apply and mil
tcrlal to use.
I want to impress upon you the
importance of spraying your orch?
ards. First clnss fruit, free from
scale, scab, and worms, cannot be
produced without proper sprnying.
Besides producing first class fruit by
proper spraying, you keep your trees
in a Kood healthy condition, increas?
ing the number of their years o5
usefulness. I wish everyone who hns
an orchard and possibly can will
come out to the demonstration next
Friday nnd see an expert apply tho
spray to the trees. Yours for better
fruit C. K. FISHER,
I DEMOCRATIC MASS MEETING.
A mass meeting of the Democrats
of Tazewell County is hereby call?
ed to meet, nt the Court House on
Tuesday, March 14, at 100 o'clock r.
M. for the purposo of electing dele?
gates nnd alternates to the Districi
Democratic Convcnion to be hold nt
Bristol, Virginia, on Mnrch 21st, for
the purpose of nominating a enndi ?
dato for Congress.
All Democrats ore requested to bu
S. J. THOMPSON,
;"THE INSIDE OF THE CUP"
I A marvelous screen produc?
tion adapted from the novel by
, WINSTON CHURCHILL,
j Prices: 15, 25 and 35 cents.
EGGS FOR SETTING.
If I' love you that's my business,
i If you love mo that's your busi?
If vra love each other that's our
My business is selling White Wyan
dotte Eggs, $1.50 for 15 Come and
see them. Martins Regal Dorcus
J. B. SPENCER
T. II. S. SENIORS TO GIVE PLAY.1
THe seniors of Tnzuwoll High
School will present "Mrs. Briggs i>'
the Poultry Yard," n comedy in
throo acts, March 17, in tho i>lo??
Theatre. This is u domestic comedy
of groat effectiveness, elenn in tone
and genial in spirit. Mrs. Briggs is
an admirable character, full of orig?
inal humor und quaint sayings. Tile |
east of characters is as follows.
Mrs. Rriggs, a woman of business
Almira Briggs, Melissa Briggs,
her daughters?Lucio Scott, Mannt
Jimmy Briggs, her son--Lit/. Mc
Ralph Rriggs. an adopted son ?
Silas Groen, a neighbor?Recce
Mundy Bates, whose tongue will
Mrs. O'Connor, who dislikes goats
? -Katharine Davidson.
Mr. Lee, a wealthv neighbor ?
Virginia Loo, his daughter?Knill,
Daisy Thornton, her friend?Mug >
Attractive performances will tu.
given between tho acts, which will
add greatly to 'tho evening's entoi ?
IninmenL A good laugh in every act.
Come and bring all your family and
friends. Admission ;>f> and 50 cents.
.1. A. Payne, and T. D. Dunford
have n nice lot of cattle and sheep
for sale. Write thorn at Cedar BlulT,
Vn., for information.
FARMS AND LOTS AT
When you doclde to sell our prop
arty the lirst thought is SELL AY
AUCTION. That method of selling
?vets together all buyers for inllos
around, and mutes the properly bring
ovary dollar it is worth.
The second thought III whal com
puny will render the best service in
putting on that sale? Our record 1(1
well known to most people in Tav.o
woll County, as we have conducted
several sales in this and adjoining
counties. Wo have it company of oa
pi i ts who have been together foi
years und oxp ?rionco has taught lit
llOW to gel the most money out of
Let mi talk it over with you.
II. S. REALTY AUCTION CO.
i Knoxvillc, Tcnn.
II. B. Milam, n woll known wor
folk and Wostorn express mossen .
gor, has stn '"d the erection of n met
homo in West Gi'ithiun, in tho new
addition west of Broyle's store.
? W. R. Tanner, tlu> aged falhui n,
.1. M. Tanner, who has been in poor
health for some time, oollllnuus \.vy
ill at the home of his son on Tnzc
Mr .and Mrs. J<. C. ratty are now
oxpoctcd to arrive in Graham dur?
ing the middle of April to make
their borne hero. Mr. Pally will en ?
gage in the practice of law in Gra
Mrs. S?lIi" Lltz and her daughter,
Mrs. Luther Bales, who havo been
nn the sick list, are Improving.
Mrs. W. M. Lorrlmer, wife of the
Presbyterian pastor, who ftll on tho
sidewalk a couple of weeks ago and
received a badly sprained ankle, bus
returned from tho hospital and Is
getting along nicely.
THE NEW MAILING LIST.
The paper goes out this week with
it now list. New names have been
added, changes in addresses and a
number of names dropped.
Please examine the date on tho
label or wrapper. The label shows
month and year to which your sub?
scription has been paid. If we have
made nny mistake let us know in
once. A number of names have li-on
drooped ns delinquent. Some of these
subscriptions bnve boon carried from
two'In five years, which according to
nil rules of business Is long enough.
We hope to havo these good friends
of tho nnat write lo us, and let us
know-their wishes. If your subscrip?
tion in in arroars send us your re?
Wo thank you?Editor.
Mr. R. K. Ncidcrinoycr of this
place, arrived homo Tuosday, the 2H
from a visit to his sister at New
Miss Dora Bourne, who hns been
home on a two months vacation, leti
Saturday, the -Ith, to her position ,fi
"Uncle Tom" Bourne is getting
Mt. Olivet Sunday School is im?
proving very much.
Mrs. L. H. Bird, iof Tarfewell,
spent tho week end with her sister
in-law, Mrs. R. K. Noldcrmoyer.
BILL SMITn IS NO MORE.
Bill Smith, the notorious Pocnhon
gambler nnd bootlegger, win
?hot nnd killed in that town last
Thursday nftcrnoon by detective
lutherford, who had been recently
vpointcd by tho Town authorities
of Pocahontas to clean up tho town.
?Rutherford has made a good start.
$1.60 PER, YEAR.
NEW HOTEL FOR
A Progressive Neighbor Will
Hum: Up-To-Dato Stopping
Pluce For Traveling Men
and the General Public.
Tho building nt North Tnzowcll
horoloforo known us tho "Ark," nnd
ownod by Mr. John I). Poery, la bo
mg arranged as a hotel, which mil
bo modern in- every wny, particular
attention being given to tho culinary
Rooms for guests will bo provid
od on the second nnd third stories,
with modern conveniences, nnd tho
dining room and offices will bo on
the lirsl floor. Carpenters oro now
busy remodeling tho building, und in
a short time the announcement is ex?
pected that the building is ready for
business. Such a convenience nail
been needed at North Tnzowoll for
sometime, nnd tho traveling public
will bo pleased with tho nows.
Change In the Gnry Store.
John 1). Poery has recently pur?
chased from W. I1', llnrinun tho lal
tor's interest in the J. 1). Peury et
Company large Btoro nt Gary, W.
Vn., which is known far and wido
us ono of the best mercantile estab?
lishments in the country. Mr. Poory
now owns a majority of tho stock
of the Ihm.
HUGGER NOT GUILTY.
Titos. E. Duggor, tho Princoton, \V.
Vn., jitney driver, who was nrrestod
recently on tho road near Graham,
mid brought to jail hero with a num?
ber of bis pasncngors charged with
v.* kiting the prohibition laws, was
frond by a jury in tho Tnzowoll ur?
?i ll Court Tuesday afternoon. At
Mi - lime of Mugger's arrest ho Wtth
dtlvilig a new Anderson automobile,
which was held by tho Stato nwalt
Ing the outcome of tho trial, ino
vi-!diel, of tho jury not. only froos
Hugger hut returns the car to him,
The jitney lriver left Wednoadny_
morning fur Princeton.
It appears that Hugger loft Prin ?
colon one afternoon .with threo wont ?
on passengers who wore unrouto to
Rlueuold, and picked up on tho way
?in innocent traveling salesman, who
found the company ho companion
able that he continued thu Journey
tu Tip Top, whore liquor was bought.
On their return to Graham, trio
ear was stopped by ofllcors and
searched and liquor found, and tm>
winde outfit was "pinched." Duggor's
sworn testimony was Hint ho know
"othing of the liquor; thut it did not
belong to him, and tho Common
wealth was unable to connect his di?
rectly with the ownership of tho
Judge II. A. W. Skoon, ot Big
Stone Gap, hi making n strenuous
offort to dispose of Homo of tho many
prohibition cases now on tho dock
el here, and is making littlo prog?
ress, duo to tho demoralized condi?
tion of nlfnirs due to tho absence of
Judge Kegloy, who has boon con
flnod to his home at Bland court
Hoiimii by a sprained ankle, will not
be aide to reach Tnzewoll In timo to
bold any part of the March orm or
Court. It is reported that an efTort
will he made to "hold a special tortri
County Clerk II. S. Surfaco has
I he able assist a nee in tho offlco of
former postmnatcr A. B. Buchanan
who is taking much of tho dotnil
work off the shoulders of tho clork
TAZEWELL POST AMERICAN
Tho Tazewell Post of tho Ameri?
can Legion was organized hero last
Saturday with Dr. Jack W. Witten
as commander; Wm. L. May* Adju?
tant; E. L. Jackson, Treasurer; Chns.
G. (Jose, Service Officer; J. W. Jones,
employment officer; W. W. Arro
WooTl, chaplain; R. W. Harmon, HIb<
torlnn, Charles L. Rossoau, execu?
tive officer; J. Vernon Johnson, bo.*
gennt nt arms.
TAZEWELL HORSE BRINGS *
In an auction sale for disposals of
trotters nt tho Kentucky Sales Com?
pany's nnnuul winter sale at Lex?
ington, a few days ago Clara Kerns,
was bought by W. M. Wright, of
Chicago, tho price being $2,000, The
horso was ono of the consignment of
Mr. Fred Steele, of this town. Clnru
Kerns, is n chestnut mare, and is
holder of the 1921 half milo trucv
record of 2:19 1-4. Tho record was
made at the Blueficld Fair.
NORTH TAZEWELL GARAGE IN
..Wo are now located in tho Alex
Harmnn property, our permanent
homo nt North Tazewell. Our policy
is: SERVICE FIRST.
We uso nothing but genuine parts
A No. 1 vulcanizing outfit to repair
your tires and tubes. Open, from 7
a. m. until 9 p. m. Wo'ro hero fo
NORTH TAZEWELL GARAGE
T. W. HARMAN.
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