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ARE ON THE RUN
Judge Kegley Puts Fear In
Hearts of Violators by Up?
holding Verdicts of the Ju?
ries in Prohibition Cases.
From the inner circles of the so
culled bootleging ring comes the news
that fear lias scattered the clan to
the four winds, and bootleg liquor is
not now as plentiful as usual. Judgt,
Keglcy secured a jury at the recent
term of court tbnt construed the law
to the entire satisfaction of Mr. Vol?
stead, and gave the offenders stiff
sentences and lines without any too
much evidence for a basis on which
to find their verdicts. The influence of
public opinion has never been more
apparent than in the convictions of
Walter Simpson und ?unynn Yates,
whose trials were mentioned in the
last issue of this paper.
Yates, who was given ninety days
on the road and lined $1150 ap.ncarcd
before the court this week and ac?
cepted his sentence and promised
faithfully that he would never vio?
late the law again?that he wns
through with the stuff for ever. Judge
Kegley game him until August 1st
to begin bis road sentence.
Simpson, who was fined $'250 nnd
given a similar sentence on the rona,
had bis case argued before Judge
Keglcy by bis counsel, asking thut
the verdict be set aside, which the
court refused to do, and he was al?
lowed thirty clays in which to appeal
to the Supreme court. His counsel,
Judge S. M. B. Coulling, is confident
that a reversal can be obtained.
William R. Buskill, the Richnnds
officer, who was tried for an offense
committed in that town, was fined
$75, nnd his brother, Marvin Buskill,
Ambrose Cole, charged with mur?
der, was tried the latter putt of lust
week, tbo jury returning a verdict of
Auf Spongier was given (30 days
and S75 fine.
Reese Surlier was fined $125.
James Davis was given six months
on the road and fined ?100. He was
charged with murder.
"Chub" Sneck. charged with break?
ing in the Big Vein store, was given i
four months on the road.
Charles Mitchell, charged with the
murder of James Armstrong, whom
ho shot from ambush at Pocahontas,
confessed to the crime and was given
twenty years in the penitentiary.
Judge Kegley adjourned court Wed?
nesday afternoon and left for his
home at Bland Court House.
BILLY SUNDAY CLUB AT CON?
CORD; EPWORTH LEAGUE.
Mrs. Betty Y'osl. Williams, Key,
stone, visited homefolks for the past
T. E. Burton was home from Sun?
day until Wednesday, returning to
bis work in Keystone. Mr. Burton
has not worked any since Inst month,
because of sickness, but has been at
work for the past two weeks.
Misses Ada and Ella Burton who
have been teaching in Wise, are at
home for the vacation.
Mrs. P. R. Yost has returned from
a long visit to her mother, Mrs. Wil?
liams, of Keystone, West Vn.
The Billy Sunday Club will be at
Concord next Sunday, 28th, p. m. We
'.otic to have a large crowd to henr
Mrs. Will Raup-!:, o'. Graham, visi?
ted her uncle, P. G. Baugh last Fri?
day to Sunday.
The Concord nnd Mt. Olivet peo?
ple have organivod an Epworth Lou
gne, nnd are progressing nicely so
fnr But these people don't know
anything about the word fail.
E. C. McFarland has accepted a
position in Radford for the summer
Some of our young people went to
Burke's Garden Snturdny night to
the closing exercises of the school,
nnd enjoyed it very much.
The Sunday school nt Mountain
View has opened for the summer
with large attendance nnd much in?
terest, with Mr. Jeff Ward as supt.
ACCIDENTS AT THE PEGEANT
The groat Historical Pegeant at
Richmond hed hard luck to start
with. The parade was only fairly un?
der way, when Governor Trinkle's
charger becoming frightened took the
hit in his teeth us it were, started a
lively 2:10 gait, ran into one of the
bands, scattering the musicians right
nnd left knocked out several, and in?
juring one or two severely.
Next followed a big storm of
wind and rain, which scattered the
crowd belter skelter, tearing down
decorations, wires et cetera. Return?
ing in an automobile Govornor Trin
kle ngain got mixed up. This time
his nuto ran into webbing of wires
blown down across the street, and
the Governor, his wife nnd party had
to lenve the car. Fortunately, in all
these debacles no ono was seriously
hurt. The Pegeant finally got under
way, mid was a great success.
A real tragedy occurred however,
as the .parade wns starting out. Capt.
Jas. Pollard fell dead in the street,
supposedly from heart trouble.
FARMER ATTACKED AND KILL?
ED BY GANG.
News reaches Tazewell from Buch?
anan County of murder of Ira D,
Baker, well known fnrmer of Knox
Creek neighborhood, one day lost
week. John Lnyne, Elmer Stncey and
two Matnoy boys arc said to be re?
sponsible for the murder. Some timt
ago Layne wns arrested by Baker
then nn officer, and Layne, it is sup?
posed held a grudge against Bakei
on this nccount.
The crime took place nt the hon?
of Green Matney, n neighbor, when
Baker had spent the night.
The gang made n get-away, ant
bad not been arrested at last ac
counts. Lnyne's father, Isaiah, wni
shot and killed several years ago.
FINAL EXERCISES OF CEDAR
BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL.
Cedar Bluff, May 24.?The final
I exorcises of Cedur Bluff High Schoo
were held in the town hull on Tues?
day and Wednesday night. The pro
grams wero very well rendered be?
fore a nnpp'-ejiutive audience. Afte:
tb; music rec'tal on Tuesday night
Rev. J. H. Kern made a very inter?
esting talk on Community Life, stres?
sing health, schools, roads ami
churches, and Supt. A. S. Groover
I very ably explained the new school
laws regarding attendance. The Text
I book increase, and the County Unit
? Inn of operating schools. The fea
| turo of the Wednesday night pro?
gram was the Operetta "Under the
Sugar Plum Tree," by the lower
(The teachers will leave the last
of the week to p.pcnd the vacation
with home folks. Miss Bowman to
Hnrrisouburg; Miss Jennings to Dra?
per; and Miss Ollic Long to New
Liver, Miss Brown, Miss McGuire
and Miss McCall will remain in Ce?
dar Bluff, and Mr. Goodmun will di?
vide his time between Cedar Buff
The following High School pupils
will go to their homes for the sum?
mer: Arabelle Cardill to Day, Va.;
Virgie Lowe to Coaldan, Va., and
Rex Alder,, to Lagrange, Ky.
Mrs. Pauline Fields, who has been
quite ill for some time, died at the
home of her son, George Fields, Mon?
day night Mrs. Fields was one of the
oldest citizens having attained the
age of ninety one years and some
The Willing Workers Sunday school
class will give a birthday party in
the town hall Friday night. All tire
invited to attend.
At a call meeting of the Boosting
Mens Club on Monday night it was
unanimously decided to build some
more room to the present buildiliK
nnd if possible have a four year high
Plans are being arranged to have
an all-day picnic with speaking both
in the morning and afternoon on
decoration day. Hon. Ceo. C. Pecry
is the only speaker who has been
announced to date.
The citizens of Cedar Bluff are
having quite a time trying to con?
vince Mr Henry Norman that boa,
is na cheap here as in Draper. Va.
Mrs. Cnudill, of Day, spent sev?
eral days here visiting relatives and
attending school finas.
1 Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Watkins
nnd little daughter are visiting rela?
tives here Ibis week.
Mr and Mrs. W. W. Wingo enter?
tained the faculty at dinner Satur?
day evening. ',
Harry Cruey is ill with typhoid.
Mr. W. A. Henkel and fnmily ex?
pect to move to Pounding Mill.
THE NEWS MISTAKEN.
This paper thanks Dr. Francis for
calling attention to an error in re?
port of tho Sledd verdict, as pub?
lished in last issue of this paper.
We gladly make correction. Dr.
Francis, writing from Adrin says:
I notice that you say in the last
issue of the Clinch Valley News,
"One year nnd five hundred dollars
for Marion Sledd," which is incor?
rect. These are the facts: Mnrion
Sedd was tried here in the Circuit
Court, charged with the killing of
Peel Hnrman. The jury after some
deliberation, returned a compromise
verdict of "guilty of assault," and
fixed his punishment nt G months in
jail nnd n fine of $200.
I trust that you will make this
correction in your next issue.
T. L. FRANCIS.
5,000 FORDS PER DAY.
According to a report just receiv?
ed fro mthc Ford Motor Company,
Detroit, a daily average of 5,210 re?
tail sales of Ford cars and trucks had
been reached by the close of April in
the United States alone.
Ford snles of cars and trucks for
the month, including both domestic
nnd foreign, totaled 127,219. This
establishes a new high record, ex?
ceeding tho largest previous month,
June, 1921, by 15,407.
The solo of Fordson tractors has
also been stcndilly climbing. A tota.
of 11,181 Fordsons were sold during
April in the United States, a daily
average of 4C9 having been reached
by the end of the month. This gives
the tractor a new high snles record,
nnd shows 100 per cent increase over
tho best month in 1921.
The Ford Compnny is enjoying n
banner yenr in nil departments. Out?
put of Ford cars and trucks for the
year, nccording to present estimates,
will exceed 1,100,000 which represents
a ten per cent increase over 1921.
The Ford factory at Detroit is now
operating at full capacity. The out?
put for Mny will probably reach 135,
000 cars and trucks.
Despite the attempt of the factory
and the twenty-three assembling
plants in the United States to pro?
duce a sufficient number of cars to
meet the unusually henvy demand, it
has been impossible for Ford deal?
ers in most cases to make immediate
Don't delay in getting your order
TAZEWELL MOTOR CO., Inc.
SCHOOL CONCERT COMING.
StudcntA and fjeachers iof The
Trinngular Mountain Institute, Buch
annn county, will give n concert here
in New Theatre, next Monday even?
ing, 8 o'clock.
This cshhool is doing a fine work
in a district section of Buchanan
county, and is endeavoring by var?
ious methods, to support itself. The
entertainment given by tho school
in a number of towns, is highly
spoken. Rev. Mr. Lambert, pnstor o,
Main street Methodist church here
commends the school, and endorses
the efforts of the management. Helj
i tho boys!
AUTOS FOR REUNION.
Memorial Day is next Tuesdn>
i As heretofore owners of automobile;
t are requested to furnish cars for tb(
old soldiers on that day. Parties ii
I neurby towns nnd communities wil
- without being asked to do so, see tha
i the old veterans are not kept nwni
for lack of transportation.
LAYMEN'S CLUB MEETING.
The Laymen's Club hehl n service
I last Sunday afternoon in the Chris
I tian church. There was nut a large
? attendance. Mr. Chapman, the Presi
? dent, presided. Mr. George NY. St.
? Clir made a plain business talk and
' included several prepositions, looking
. to forwarding the interest of the
Cub. A business meeting is appoint
? cd to meet next Tuesday night week,
I I to consider matters of importance.
>]A full meeting is requested.
CEMETERY RUMMAGE SALE,
SATURDAY, JUNE .1.
The annual Rummage Sale of the
Tazewell Cemetery Improvement As?
sociation will be held at the Mayor's
ofllce on Saturday. June 3rd. Rum?
mage will be collected by the dray?
man the day before the sale. Please
have all the rummage you can spare
ready when the drayman calls. Send
anything salable, including hats,
suits, dresses, shoes, furniture, mat?
ting, mattresses, etc.
It will nssist the committee ma?
terially if persons who have rummage
to donate will phone or write the un
Mrs. .las. \V. Humum, Pres.
CLARENCE HANUINS DEAD.
The sad news of the death of Clar?
ence ilankins, which occurred at Ma
j rion,reached here Tuesday. His body
I was brought (o bis former home
Richlands, where interment took place
Wednesday afternoon. He was a son
of Mr. and Mrs. M. M, Ilankins, of
' Richlands, and is survived by a wife,
I but no children, .lames W. Harmon,
of this town, a relative, attended the
funeral and burial.
NEW HOTEL DOING WELL.
' The Tazewell Hotel, under the man?
agement of Frank Whitt and Harry
Howard, is doing a nice business. A
special course dinner was served Sun?
day to a large number of guests. It
is the purpose of the new manage?
ment to offer the public the best
food the market alfords, prepared by
local cooks, who know the "how."
THE CLINCH VIEW HOTEL.
Under the management of Mr. and
Mrs. Slaughter, of Honaker, the
Clinch View Hotel at North Taze?
well, has already become a popular
resort for the traveling public. The
hotel, which belongs to Dave Peory,
has been recently completed and is as
well appointed and arranged as any
hostelry on the Clinch.
MORE PR EE AIR.
^Frcd St. Clnir, the "ramrod" of
the Tazewell Battery and Tire Corn
puny, has just installed a portable
free air machine, and all the air your
tires will stand is yours for the ask?
ing. The mnchino is a novel one,
working automatically, always keep?
ing a high pressure of air ready at
"THE GOLDEN JUBILEE."
Something like 1,000 former stu?
dents of V. P. I. arc expected at the
Fiftieth Anniversary, commencing
May 28th-30th, All former students
of this section are expected to at?
tend. A. V. P. I. party will leave
here on tomorrow, Saturday for
Blacksburg. See Mr. Fisher or Mr.
Wall at once.
CLOSING EXXERCISES OF TAN
I The Tanncrsville Graded School's
interesting] and extensive program
was rendered the 15 and 10th as pub?
lished. The plays, recitations, dec?
lamations contest and musical pro?
gram was all fine and was carried
out in n mnncr that did credit to
both pupils and teachers.
Elmer Osborne, won the medal in
the boys contest, and Miss Lucilo Os?
borne, was winner in the girls dccla- .
Joseph French, 7lh grade, won the I
prize for the highest honors in his
class. Rupth Hilt litli grade, and
Hazel Hilt of nth grade, won in their
The musical program was excel?
lent for amateurs and special com?
ment was made on the. vocal solo
song by Miss Verla Necessary. "Who
Knows," accompanied by Miss Juan?
ita Patterson on the piano.
Mr. J. B. Crabtree, of Richlands,
was present, and made a very inter?
esting talk to the audience on the
three aspirations nil school boys and
girls should have.
The Misses Pattersons have decid?
ed to teach here ngnin next session,
but Miss Fleenor, has not agreed to
Rev. J. F. Akcrs is assisting Rev.
Mr. Burross with a revival meeting
here at Crabtrees Chnpcl. Rev. Mr.
Sneer), oT BlurVicld is expected to
begin a revival at the Christian
To the Veterans or the Confederate
Army, belonging to the Browne
Harman Camp, Tazewell, Virginia.
This being a busy season for men
who appear in public, made it dif?
ficult to obtain a speaker for Me?
morial Day, the 30th instant, the
dale our Camj) meets for their An?
nual Celebration. However, just re?
cently Judge William E. Burns, of
Lebanon, Virginia, has consented to
make the address on this, occasion.
We are lucky to got him for he is
an accomplished speaker.
Wo will have a great deal of work
? to crowd in one day, and I do
hope the Veterans will come in early
so that they can perform the usual
: ceremonies in visiting the two ceme
1 tcries, and there honoring the dead
? confederates and then return to com.
! plete ouv organization. As I havu
I heretofore stated, the Dnughters of
' the Confederacy and others inter
? esied will entertain the Veterans, ns
? usual, and give them a good dinner.
' All our exercises are open to the
> public. As I wns informed by the
Officers of the Grand Camp, that it
Would be difficult to obtain badges
for the Veterans to the re-union of
the United Confederate Veterans,
1 who meet at Richmond next moncn.
5 badges were procured for such of
s the Veterans ns wish to visit Rich
i niond at that time, and will be dis.
1 tvjbuted at our meeting on tho 30th
t instant. Respectfulv,
f S. C. GRAHAM,
Coniander Browne-Harman Camp.
VIRGINIA, FK1?AY. MAY 26,
Young Ladies Have Charge or*
Graduating Exercises of Ta/.e
Well High School Wednes?
The High School chapel was erowd?
ier! Wednesday night lo do honor to
j the eight young lady_ graduates who
? hail completed the High School course
' ami had bestowed upon llieni the
distinction of full graduates of the
Tuzowell High School. The occasion
1 was a happy one, not only for thu
fair graduates but for those who
were in the audience. The exercises
were bguii by .prayer, offered by tho
Rev. G. I.. Lambert, and the follow?
ing papers were read:
History? Mnrjorie llnrrett.
Characteristics ami Statistics
Class Poem?Maggie Yost.
Prophecy? Lucile Uuchnnnn.
(lifts -Lucy Scott.
Last Will and Testament -Magglo
Miss Katherine Surface, President
of the class, presided, and introduced
each of the graduates, and also sang
"The Little Green Leaves," a solo,
by Spross. Misses Katherine David
son and Lucile Buchanan euch gave
i piano solos between the readings.
I Miss Lucy Scott kept the audience
I in an uproar by the rare gifts sho
.bestowed upon the faculty and oth
I era of the High School.
Joint Itccitnl of .Music Classes.
Tuesday night in the Chapel tho
joint recital u ft he music classes of
j Miss Lois Talbert and Mrs. J. F. i
Alexander attracted a large audience j
of patrons of the school. The pro?
gram consisted of twenty-live selec?
tions, vocal ami instrumental, each
of which was rendered lo the en?
tire satisfaction of the two lady in?
structors and to those who were
pleased to be ill the audience. It is
regret table to note in this connec?
tion that neither Miss Talbert nor
Mrs. Alexander will be in the facul?
ty the coming session.
Thursday Night's Program.
The filial exercises of the school
lake place Thursday night, (the News
is printed Thursday afternoon with
Friday's date line), anil will consist
of the following program:
i Invocation? Itev. W. W. Arrowood.
Address?Dr. .1. A. C. ( handler.
Valedictory- Katherine Surface.
Delivery of Diplomas Mr. (!. IL
Presentation of Prizes.
Benediction Kev. G. L. Lambert. j
Tin' feature of the evening will be, '
of course-, the address of Dr. Chand?
ler, President of William and Mary 1
('allege. Dr. Chandler is one of the
foremost, if not the foremost, edu?
cator of Virginia.
The High Schoo Kacully Kor Next
A large number of the faculty of
tho High School for the session clos?
ed will be hero again next year.
Prof. G. H. Brown has been re
elected. Professor and Mrs. Brown
will leave in about ten days, for a
visit to Pulnski, then to Cnarloltcs
ville and later to Richmond, and will
return about, the first of August.
Miss Lcflcr will return to her home
in Matthews county, but will not re?
turn next year. Miss T?fjbert will go
to Lcwisburg, and Miss Cottrcll to
Petersburg. Neither will return next
Miss Crnddock has returned lo her
home at Jetursvillc; Miss Dardon
will leave today for her home at
Franklin; Miss Smith to Binning- I
hnmj Miss Rider to Brookncal: M'iss
Khudy to Burkc's Garden, E. W.
Paylor, to Wakcficld. With the ex?
ception of Mr. Paylor, all will be In
the fnculty next session.
Miss Mlihood, Miss Bowen, Miss
Davidson und Miss Brittain, resi?
dents id' this town are also included
in next year's teaching stall'.
MYSTERY IN DEATH OF ROY
Mystery shrouds the death of Roy
Honaker, the 17 year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. John G. Honaker, of near
j The young ninn disappeared Thurs?
day, May 11th, from Putnam, where
he had been at work-, and no trace
[was found of him until Tuesday of
i last week when his lifeless body was
found in the creek at the Putnam
bridge by a boy who was fishing.
Foul play was suspected and an
inquest was held, but no murks of
violence were found.
As rumors of foul play were cur?
rent on Wednesday, a postmortem
! examination was made, which ro
Ivenlcd the fact that the lungs float?
ed on water, indicating that the boy
was dead when he cither fell, or was
j placed into the water. Besides this,
the examination showed little else
to indicate murder.
He was a hard working boy, and
seemed to be peaceable. He was not
in the habit of going away from
home without his parents' knowl?
edge nnd when ho did not conio home,
nnturally they were uneasy about
: him nnd instituted a search. The
i family have the sympathy in their
! deep sorrow.
AGREES TO LEND THE STATE
At a meeting of the Town Coun?
cil, held lnst Saturday night, ar?
rangements wore made to finance
I the new State highway through the
town of Tazewell. There is no rea
I son now why the connecting link
should not be made before winter
A BUNCH OF BARGAINS FOR
One 1920 model live passengei
Ford, self starter, good tires, new
: >p, line shape?n bargain.
One 1920 model live passenger Ford
self starter, good tires, worth more
than the price naked. See this ear.
One ??:! 1 model live passenger
Ford, sell" starter, run very little, ex?
cellent condition. A bargain for some?
I Two oi- three older model Fords,
::<>od condition, without starters, new?
ly painted, real car bargains, come
try them out to your satifsntisfnetion.
! TAZEWEI.L MOTOR CO., Inc.
WHITE CREST FLOCK
This Celebrated Flout- has been
put on sale in Ta/.ewell ut Bus
lon-Mclicnry's grocery store.
?Parties wanting a sin k of this
IVour please tall on Buston-Mc
is hereby cxlcndeti to the people'
I generally lo observe Memorial
[Day nt Cedar BluH*, Virginia.
The exercises will take place at
Jones Chapel- Graveyard 1 mile
west of Coilnr Bluff. There will
be three addresses for the day,
one at 10::il) A. Id.. one at :i P.
M., and one at night. Two nd
|dresses will be given by prom?
inent ministers, and the Patrio?
tic addrcs at .'I o'clock will be
given by the Honorable George
('. Peery. Every family is re?
quested to bring a basket for
I he Basket Dinner at 12 o'clock
?also some kind of an (.sal?
able) Offering for an UNSEEN
CEDAR BLUFF, VA.
$1.50 PER YEAR
ROUGH SAILING AT BOISSE
Boissovnne, May 2-1 ?T. A. French
was seriously injured Tuesday when
Ins motor jumped tlio truck in the
mine*. Ilo was caught between hi-;
lospie, tor the theft *.K a watch from
the homo of R. D. Richardson.
Edward Tabor was fined ?60 nnd
Riven thirty days on the road Mon?
day night when he refused to tell
whore he got his liquor, Rut after
day of making little rocks out
motor and the limber and was so- of big ones, ho decided that it would
riously injured in his abdomen. lie better for (he man ho got his
llrnut Hurley was lined $loo and liquor from Hut ho spilled the beans
given 15(1 days on the county road Tuesday night and got his liberty.
Monday night, by Squire ti. \V. Gil- Mr. Tabor says neyer again for him.
Quality . .
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We have installed a modern, up-to-date, full auto?
matic Lipnian licfrigcrat.ing machine in our fresh
meal doparlmeut. This machine docs away with all
melting ice, its dampness nnd cold storage odors. 11
uses only dry cold air, and will enable us to furnish
you fresh meals that arc more wholesome, Bweetcr,
and more sanitary than il is possible to do with the
old fashioned ice method.
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Phones: Numbers 1 and Uli.
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