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SCHOOL WEEK IN
Hon. Harris Hart Will Mbke Ad.
dress In Graham Tuesday?
Faculties of the Larger
Next week, beginning on Monday
evening, is "School Week." Superin?
tendent Grccver haa issued a call to
all teachers to moot at Graham, Mon?
day evening, where the first of a
series of preparatory and explana?
tory exorcises, addresses, etc., will
be made. Teachers will be met at
trains by the entertainment- commit?
Mr, Harris Hart to Speak.
Tuesday, aays Prof. Greever's circ?
ular letter, will be given to short ad?
dresses, und an explanation of school,
Eolicies, regulations, etc., as laid down
y the new county Board, and also
an explanation o fthe compulsory
school law. Hon. Harris Hart, State
Superintendent, and others will make
address at this session, of vital im?
portance to the teachers and to the
succosss of the schools this school
School To Open On Thursday.
Tho Graham exercises will close
Tuesday evening. <Jhe teachers will
have Wednesday to reach their
schools, all schools will open Thurs?
day, the 7th. Thursday and Friday
will be given largely to organization,
but all pupils ore expected to report
at school Thursday morning, 7th. -
Mr. J. B. Boyer, Clerk of tho Coun?
ty Board, and other members of the
Hoard, will be on hand Thursday, to
distribute school supplies, give in?
formation, etc., at Graham during
the meetings. There is an optimism
and enthusiasm pervading school
.circles which indicates a great and
Following is a list of teachers in
the High Schools of tho county:
Pocahontas High School.
Jno. Jf Crowgey, Principal; Miss
Virginin Holler, Miss Gnrnette Pharr,
Miss Margaret Funk, Miss Annie V.
?Canndu, Miss Louise Blackwell, Miss
Louise Tillmnn, Miss Ruth Huddle,
Miss Katherino Brown, Miss Ruby
Vermillnrn, Miss A rah G. Easterday,
Miss Liberia Harris, Miss Bloise
Peery, Miss Emma Thomas,
Burkc's .Garden High School.
Grower Strong, Principal, F. X.
Credle, Agricultural teacher; Mrs.
.Ohas. Gose, Home Economics; May
Freeman, Edith Linkous, Ida Greev
pr, Ruth Davis.
Tazewell High School.
Guy II, Brown, Principal; Miss
Ol lie Kate Bl'ittain, English; Miss
Pearl Rhudy, Mathematics; Miss Jes?
sie Gillespie, Science, Miss Frances
Mason, History, French; Miss Cary
Hillnimi, Homo Economics; Miss Sal
lie M'ahood, Seventh grade; Miss Otie
Craddock, Sixth grade: Miss Pattie
Lee Dardcn, Fifth grade; Miss Ruth
Jones, Fifth grade; Miss Rubye
Scott, Fourth grade: Miss Alice
Scott, Third grade; Miss Julia Dnv- '
idson, Second grade; Miss Margaret
Elder, First grade; Miss Mary Hurt,
Graham High School.
R. W, Bobbitt, Principal; N. P.
Reed, Assistant Principal; Miss Mary
George, Miss Isabel Arrowood, Miss
Culley James, Miss Ellen Shannon,
M^ss Louise Lefler, Mrs. Gertrude
Brophy. Miss Thelma Hanini/ Miss
Ruby Graham, Miss Martha Ander?
son, Miss Mary Lee Miller, Miss. Eva
Steele, Miss Elizabeth Crenshaw,
Miss Callie Litz, Miss Virginia Dud?
ley, Miss Mary Rice, Miss Carrie
Hylton, Miss Sallie May Gray."
Richlands High School.
J. Roy Home, Principal; Mrs. "Ad
die B. Amos, Miss Mae Yancey, Miss
Jtuth P. Moon, Miss Ella Wall, Mis?
Sarah Switzer, seventh grade; Miss
Willie Wood, 6-a grade; Miss Nellie
Miller, 5-b grade; Miss Gladys Scott,
B-n grade; Mrs. J. Roy Home, 6-b
frade; Miss Myrtle Clark, Fourth,
liss Lois Mays, 3and 4th grades;
Miss Ella D. Roe, Third grade; Miss
Fannie Scott, 1 and 2 grades; Miss
Vera Jones, Second grade; Miss Eliza
Carter, First grade.
Cedar Bluff High School.
P. E. Goodman, Principal; Miss
Minnie S. Bowman, Miss Mary Bow?
man, Miss Nelle B. French, Miss
Frances G. Jennings, Miss Ollie T.
Long, Miss E. Pearl McGuire,
All Ready For The Opening.
The opening of the schools of the
county is an event of no small im?
portance. It may be justly said, that
the schools' of the county and towns
are institutions of overwhelming im?
portance and responsibility. The citi?
zen, whether or not a patron of the
schools, who withholds his coopera?
tion, or the teacher who faijs to do
his very best and wisest leading, is
The towns and the entire county
will present a lively and encouraging
aspect next Thursday, when young?
sters of all ages, sizes and colors,
will flock by hundreds along the
streets and highways, leading to tjie
"seats of learning, provided. May
it be a great year in the schools.
Just A Word About The Teachers.
There are, or will be this year 200
school teachers in the public schools
(including High Schools of courso),
of the county. At a guess there will
be some 76 or 80 of these young
women new teachers, who will be, for
the most part, strangers in the com?
munity. A plea is made' here for
these strangers within our gates. Re?
ceive them kindly, treat them with
great deference. Help them to beat
-back and keep down tho almost in?
evitable homesickness which is sure
to setze them. Such a plea ag this
would seem to be, .and perhaps is,
entirely unnecessary in this or any
other Virginia community. At any
rate, it will do no harm to pay just
a little extra attention to these new
teachers, until they get "broke in"
Names of Rural schools teachers
will be given in next issue.
MISS MARY HURT TEACHER OF
PIANO FOR TV K. S.
Miss Mary Hurt, of Pound?ig Mill,
has been appointed teacher of piano
in Tazewcll High School for the ses?
sion; 1022-'23. Miss Hurt has had
four years of training in piano in
Bethany College, taking her diploma
in music. Students desiring to enroll
in her clns3 will report to her in the
High School building Wednesday or
Thursday, Sept. 6 and 7th, or report
by letter or personal interview any
time previous to that date.
A. S. GREEVER, Div. Supt.
POPULAR ATTORNEY NOW ON
Attorpey J. N. Herman is hob?
bling about on crutches, since his re?
turn lost week from Chicago, where
he underwent an operation at the
hands of Dr. Kellogg Speed, a noted
surgeon. The metatarsnl bone con?
necting with the big toe on his left
foot wns removed. A horse stepped
on this foot when Mr. Harman was
a boy. On account of this injury and
the favor shown the injured member
thereafter, the bone did not develop
Jiroperly.. At the joint it became too
arge and impinged the nerves. Treat?
ment by various specialists gave no
promise of permanent relief. Mr. Har?
man now believes that surgical skill
has removed the cause of an alloy?
ing affliction, and his friends are hop?
ing that he will soon be able to kick
his crutches into kindling wood.
Mr. Harman was cored for at the
Presbyterian hospital and the mo?
notony of hospital life was relieved
by frequent calls and courtesies .on
the part of Mr. and Mrs. James Rut
ledge, former residents of this city,
who now live at 62 W. Huron street,
LOT SALE SATISFACTORY./
The auction sale of 6 lots of Mr.
Witten's on West Mnin street lnst
Saturday and 12 lots of Mrs. Wal?
ton, on East Main street, by the
Horney Brothers, auctioneers, came
off according to schedule, and was
entirely satisfactory, it is said, to all
?arties concerned. The 6 lots on West
Iain, brought $3,618, an average of
$700.00 per lot, The Walton lots
about 12, brought $3,013. The Wit
ten lots wore bought by II. G. M'c
call. The other lots were purchasod
by different parties, including, Roy
St. Clair, Miss Julia Davidson, W.
Ed. Pcery, Frank Whitt and others.
This sale takes in all the available
vacant building sites in the town.
The expansion of the town heroaftor
must go East.
"A DREAM OF QUEEN ESTHER"
TO BE PRESENTED HERE.
A treat is in store for the Taze?
wcll people tonight Friday evening
when some of tho best talent of Gra?
ham' and Bluelield .will present a
play entitled, "A Dream of Queen
Estner." This is a biblical drama in
three acts by Walter Bon Hare, and
is a highly urtistic production. Thir?
ty-seven characters aro introduced in
the play, including twelve little Jew?
ish children, eight Persian roso
maids, and eight dream characters.
A slight variation in tho thrilling
Bible story of Queen Esther supplies
the necessary romantic note. An in?
teresting episode consists of the an?
tics of the playful Koosh, an Ethio?
pian slave child, and the appenrance
of the beauties of the realm before
tho king. Elaborate costumes and
scenery, and appropriate music add
color and atmosphere to the perform?
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
The King, Wilson Holder.
Mordecai, Captive Jew at Shus
han, Wayland Newton.
Hegai, the King's Chamberlain,
Esther, a Jewish Heroine, Gleima
Meeshe Zabcel, her servant, Mrs.
Hanana, little Jewish maid, aged
eight, Eleanor Anderson.
Koosh, little Ethiopian slave girl,
Kazma Shimeel, a Persian singer,
The Lady Ozoonn, a beautiful Shus
han maid, Mrs. Joe Davidson.
Jakosha, a Ianquid lily, Mrs. Gene
The Princess Zuecca, a proud lady
from Media, Mary Davenport.
DREAM ? CHARACTERS:
The Witch of Endor, Mrs. C.^S.
Rebecca, Catherine James.
Miriam, Culley James
Deborah, Margaret Sutton.
Adah, Helen Baylor.
Martha, Ruth Metcalfa.
Ruth, Mrs. Parrish.
Electa, Mamie Sexton.
Time?Two and a quarter hours.
Don't miss this delightful evening's
ADMISSION: 60 and 85 cents
MATERNAL "ANCESTORS FROM
A short time ago we received a
subscription from Miss N. E. Nich?
olson, New Orleans, La. The editor
seeks to know all his "furrin' " sub?
scribers more or lens intimately, and
, just how,^ if at all, they link up with
Tazewell. Henco the following letter,'
which explains itself:
Mr. J. A. Leslie, Editor, Tazewell.
'Dear Sir:?Your letter of the 18th
inst. enclosing receipt for subscrip?
tion to the News received. Thank you.
"In reply to your inquiry as" to who
I am, would say. that I am 100 per
cent American, being a direct descen?
dant of colonial stock on-both sides
On my father's side, our people orig?
inally camo from England or Scot?
land to Virginia, thence to South
Carolina, thence West.* *.
On my mother's side, our people
came from Tazewell County, Vir?
ginia, so I am not so much of a
foreigner after all. My mother's fath?
er, John Harkrider, was born in Mont?
gomery County and reared in' Tazo
well County. My mother's mother,
Eunice Asbury, was born and reared
In Tazewell County. John Harkrider
and Eunice Asbury were married In
' Tazewell County in 1825 and came
South a short time after.
They left behind my great-grand
fathers brother," Isaac Harkrider and
his family, also my grandmother left
her brother, Jacob Jackson Asbury
and two sisters, Jerusha Jane and
Mary Ann -Asbury, as woll as her
mother, Matilda Asbury all there.
What became of them, we do not
know, some of their descendants may
be there yet. I might have some six?
teenth cousins-yet in Tazewell county.
In nny event I have always had a
great desire to know more of Taze?
well, possibly it is inhoritcd home?
sickness from; my grandmother?
who would dare say?
I hope the News will come regul?
arly, as. I enjoy reading the littlo
items of news from tho different
neighborhoods and somo time, somo
day, 1 may seo Tazewell, if I do I
shall hope to give you a call.
Yours very truly,
NANNIE E. NICHOLSON.
FORMER DEPUTY IS SHOT TO
M. M. Robinson, a former deputy
sheriff of Wise county, Va, was shot
to death at St. Paul Saturday aftei
noon, Ed. Minton, o seventeen-year
old boy of that neighborhood, being
charged with the snooting. After
Robinson had been killed, young Min
tin is said to have run into n base?
ment under a barber shop, where ho
was arrested about an hour later by
deputy sheriff Horn, of Virginia City.
No motive for the killing other
than that Robinson had arrested Min
ton some weeks ago on a charge of
shooting at another person was giv?
en by Minton, nfter Iiis arrest, ac?
cording to reports.
Robinson was shot five times with
an automatic pistol and died instant?
ly. Shooting occurred near N. &. W.
COVE CREEK EPWORTII
Cove Creek, Aug. 31.?Tho League
at this place is progressing nicely.
The meeting Sunday night was a
great success. We had n''visitor from
Tazewell, Bluefield and Graham Lea?
gues. Our visitor from Graham said
tho program wo rendered Sunday
beut anything cvor hold there. And
that if wo kept up the vim and spir?
it of this league, wo would take tho
"blue ribbon." The meeting Sunday,
Sept. 3, will bo held by Garnott
Song, Onward Epworth Leaguers.
Scripture lesson, 1 Cor. XV. 57-58.
Song, Roscuo the Perishing.
Brief statement by leader.
Necessity of the inner life, by Mrs.
R. C. Fox. A
There is no need to blunder when
God has promised us faith, Mrs.
Our weakness leads us to depend
on God, Miss Pearl Neel.
While wo should pray as though
God does everything, we should pray
as though we do it all, Miss Kath?
When we have put our faith in
lino and given our best possible ser?
vice, tho results may be safely left
with Him, M'ary Rose.
There can be no failures to those
who ore co-workers with God, Miss
Brief discussion on "How we may
become better Leaguers," Miss M.
How may wo study to show our?
selves approved workmen,? Forest
Prayer of consecration closed by
Misses Elizabeth Kidd, Francis
Witten, Mr. J. W. Kidd, and Mr.
Walker Shawver were at the home
of Forrest Shuffiebnrgei* Monday'
evening from 8 to 12. A vory pleas?
ant evening was had by all.
Mrs. Davis, Mr. Brown and Mr.
Sillings, of Charleston, have been I
hero for a few days looking at the I
Nye's Cove timber. They aro think-1
ing of buying.
A quiet but beautiful wedding took
place at 7:30 o'clock^ Wednesday
evening, August 23 at the home of
Mrs. F. B. Early, on Wythe avenue,
when Miss Barbara McMullcn became
the bride of Mr. Henry B. Hall.
The ceremony was performed in
the presence of the bride's immediate
family and a very few of her most
intimate friends, by Rev. W. W. Ar
rowood, pastor of the Presbyterian
church, of Tazewell.
They left for Detroit, from which
place they will tour the lake cities
by automobile. ?
The bride is a native of Tazewell
county, and is connected with sev?
eral o fthe largest and most prom?
inent families of the county. She is
a niece of Geo. W. Gillespie, presi?
dent of tho Tazewell National Bank.
Sho has taught school in Blucflcld
for several years. The groom is from
Greensboro, N. C., and ia connected
with the Simmons Hardware Com?
pany.?Bluefield Telegraph of Sun?
THREE INJURED IN AUTOMO?
Miss Nellie Whitesell, of Graham,
was possibly seriously injured; her
sister, Mrs. C. G. Hancock, sustained
painful bruises, and Mr. Thomas was
cut about the head, when an automo?
bile in which they were enroute home
from Princeton was wrecked at Prin?
ceton Saturday afternoon.
' The party was in a Ford coupe
and had juat loft tho Princeton ball
park when a Hupmobile said to have
>een driven by a man named Dunk
ley, of Beckley, which attemped to
pass the Ford, but fouled the car
turning it over.
Miss \Vhite3cll had two leaders in
her left foot severed and lost a con?
siderable amount of blood. At latest
reports tho patients, ire doing nicely.
A CARD OF THANKS.
We thank our many friends for
kindness shown us during the* sick?
ness and death of our dear mother,
for beautiful floral tributes, and for
tho use of cars We also thank her
.nhysician, Dr. Painter, and nurse,
Mrs Peck, for their kindness and
attention. May God bless them all?
Her children. W. E. Gillespie, Mrs.
H G. P. McNeil, Mrs. C. J. Belcher.
UN LA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1,
IN THE GREAT
Mr. Newton Astonished at Sight
of American Desert, Through
Which Party Passed En
route to Pythian Con?
(Special to Tho News.)
.Groat American Desert, Aug. 3.?
Hero wo are, travelling through a
section of our country that few of
us have any conception of. 1 had
heard of it but hud no idea of its
magnitude. In fnct tho whole country
West of the Mississippi is n marvel
to us from the East bocnuso of its
vastness. Travelling ovor the Santa
Fo, as well as over other railroads
entering California ono must puss
over this desert.
Tho term "desert" is probably giv?
en to it becauso of its unproductive?
ness. Not that tho .soil is lacking in
fertility in most plncos, but beonus>
nature has withheld from this por?
tion of the American continent the
necessary rains. The soil is dry from
tho pnrcnod rays of the hot sun. Riv?
er bods and gulloys are in e. idcnce ut
Soints along the route, but they are
ry as a bone. Even tho bed of tho
Rio Grando is parched. Huge hilis
tower above us and in the distance,
and it would seem that rnin would
bo plentiful but the noli in tho vu.?
luys and on tho mountains indicates
n woeful lnck of the refreshing show?
ers. Animals aro fow and far be?
tween. An occasional prairio dog and
occasional herds of mountain goats
are to bo seen.
There is scnrcely enough variety
in tho scenery to afford plensuro and
inspiration to the traveller, who is
usually willing to gaze occasionally
through the windows only to soe tho
same, unchanging scenes. Night is n
relief, because it is our province to
hje away to our bunks and spend u
cool night in refreshing sleep, only
to awaken in tho morning with tho
same views to greet our eyes.
In one of tho huge fields stretch?
ed out before us I saw tho words
"Oasis" on n large sign board. I saw
no houses near and no sign of life,
though there was an automobile road
throughout the entire length of this
desert. What this oasis meant is still
a mystery to me, though, of course,
there was some meaning. There must
have been water there, but it was
not to be sen fro mthe train, nor any
evidence of fertility.
There aro occasional stops, or rail?
road stations, and a few inhabitants
surrounding them. Thon for miles
and miles ono travels without any
sign of tho abode of man until an?
other station is renched. Verily, tho
desert has few charms for tho travel?
ler, but it is worth the time of any
ono to see this part of America, and
to know tho vastness of the terri?
The writer asked Miss Gwcn Bris
tow, of Selmn, Aln., a member of
our purty for an expression of her
views on tho desert, which she gave
in five minutes time, as follows:
"From centrnl Tcxns, on through
Arizona, New M'exico, Nevada, Colo?
rado and pnrt of California one
crosses the Great American desert?
a vast wusto of sky and sand and
sage, stretching full red und gray
across' hundreds of miles of treeless
plains, winding among the towering
bases of tho Rocky Mountains 'till
it reaches the ornnge groves on tho
shores of the Pacific.
At first sight tho desort is a neu?
tral, colorless waste-ugly, hot, unin?
viting. And yet, crossing the great
plains, gazing out to where tho snnd
dunes touch the sky somehow one is
hypnotrzed by tho spell. The glow of
tho desert creeps into one's being.
He lios back, lulled into a day dream
by the very lure of tho monotony.
The snges beckon him. The grny
green mesqulte in the hot snnd, tho
cactus strotching its gaunt arms, tho
blue mirages at the edges of the dis?
tant horizon?it all has a sort of
dreamy fascinntion as it sleeps under
tho arching blue of the desert sky.
The westerners love it. They say
that the vaBt open spnees havo a
beauty of their own. They tell' us
that every man needs to.know tho de?
sert?that when ho mnkes it his
friend he has found something that
tho busy heart of civilization cannot
give him?something that somewhoro
tho East has lost.
J. M. N.
CIVIC LEAGUE TO DEVOTE MOST
OF TIME TO SCHOOL WORK.
The Civic League held its regular I
I monthly meeting Tuesday the 29th.
I Mrs. A. S. Higgiobotham was oloct
led President. She appointed the fol?
lowing chairmen of Committees:
Ways and Means?Mrs. P. D. John?
School?Mrs. G. W. St. Cloir.
Membership?Mrs. Charles Moss.
Entertainment?Mrs. J. E. Jackson.
Publicity?Mrs. W. W. Arrowood..
The League decided to devote most
of its energies-to school work, being
especially interested in getting single
desks for the class rooms where need- ?
ed. It is hoped that this can be dono
during the coming school year.
The time of the regular meeting
was changed from the fourth Tues?
day to the first Monday in each
All members aro urged to be pros-,
ent at the next meeting, Septmber I
the fourth at 3 o'clock in the High
FOURTn .QUARTERLY CONFER?
Tho fourth quarterly conference,
M. E. Church, South, will be held in
the Sunday school room of Main St.
church in Tazewell, Saturday, Sep?
tember 2nd, at 2:80 p. m. All stew?
ards and trustees are specially urg?
ed to be pi ^ sent with reports. Im
inortant business for consideration?
'A. S. ULM, P. C.
TANNERSVILLE NEWS NOTES.
Tnnheraville, Aug. 80.?Mr. M. F
Brown loft Monday for Wilkosboro,
N. C, for a fow weeks visit.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Taylor lefl
Friday to visit Mrs. Taylor's sisters,
Mrs. Bigo Lambert and Mrs. Sam?
uel Wyatt, in Ohio.
Mrs. Elizabeth Kitts and daugh?
ter Miss Irene, of Ronnoko, wero the
guests of their mother and grand
mother, Mrs. Alico Necessnry last
Mrs. Mamio Larimer and children,
who have been visiting horo for sev?
eral weeks, left today for their homo
in Johnson City, Tenn.
Messrs J. I. Hilt, A. S. Cnldwell,
W. T. Ratcliff, W. E. Hilt and Carl
Katliff loft Friday to attond tho an?
nual Christian convention at Bluo
Miss May Kinder and Mrs. In
Wyatt surprised their many friends
by slipping away to Bristol, where
they were marriod laut Thursday.
School will begin hero September
?Ith. Miss Juanita Patterson, Prin?
cipal; Mi3s Leona Patterson, inter?
mediate grades; Miss Eugenia Pat?
Tho ball game hero Saturday, the
single men vs. married men, was full
of thrills and interest throughout
Tho single men Won, easily. Scoro 10
The Epworth League leo cronm
and pie anuppor hero Saturday af?
ternoon was u success financially ns
?<!(>.81) was realized The procoods
will be used for benefit of church.
Last Saturday, Aug. 20th Mrs. W.
T. Thompson bad a delightful birth?
day celqbrutinn, at her homo on Taze?
well avenue, from 3 to B o'clock, giv?
en and arranged by her daughter:*.
There wore haiuhame presents, and
delicious refreshments were survod,
and of course, much animated and
interesting conversation. The follow?
ing ladies were the honored guests
on the occasion:
Mrs. Ceo. W. Gillcs.me, Mrs. John
Ranis, Mrs. C. A. Pudge, Mrs. A. J.
Larimer, M'rs. Sum Ward, Mrs. Mary
Buchanan',' Mi's, Dan Lynch, Mrs
Naicissa Thompson. Mrs. J. \. Les-.
lie, Mrs. A H. Bueh&tK.?j M?h, Mat
CORNER STONE TO BIO LAID.
Tho Masonic Lodgo at Rlchlahds
will lay tho corner stone for the Com?
munity Building! in Richlnmls on
Monday, September Ith nt 2 o'clock.
All tho Masonic Lodges in Tazowcll
County and Adams Lodge, While
wood, Vn , are invited to assist in
Ihe ceremony. A light lunch will bo
served for tho Masons nt 12 noon
promptly by the ladies of the Civic
League. Lodge will be opened prompt?
ly nt 1 P. M., and march to the Com?
munity house nt 2 P. M. All Mnsons
tire cordially invited to be present.
FORD FOR SALE.
Kord Roudstcr for sale, in good
condition, starter, Will sell reason?
able. Sec Mr. Mause at Hotel Taze?
A WILD CAT STORY?ENJOYS
OUR SNAKE STORIES.
Boissevnin, Vn., Aug. 30.?Tho peo?
ple of this town have been reading
your snake stories with much inter?
est, but here comes a story from ono
of our boys who has been on a va?
cation down in Kentucky. 'Ho suid
Hint while walking along u bnrb wiro
fence that runs from Kentucky over
to the West Va., side, he met' a man
haro footed walking on that fence
with two wild cats uhder each arm
and walked thai fence for three miles
and never got n cut or bite. And fur?
ther more, he said' that' if wo did not
believe what he said ho would show
lib the fence, but ho being one of our
most truthful citizens. Wo did not
doubt his word, but made him a pres?
ent of a solid hone collar button for
tho best story told here.
CATTLE FOR SALE.
I have for sale 300 head of 1000
to 1200 pound cattle of good feeding
quality. Any one interested please
writo or call on me nt Petorstown,
West Vn., where tho cattle can he
seen. J. A. McKENZIE. Sep 2-2t
BERKSHIRE BOARS AND SOWS
For sale within tho next eight
days some.fine pure bred Berkshire's.
Also a fine lot of Shropshire rams
and ewe lambs for sale. See Mr. J.
J'< Roach, my farm manager, for
prices. C. R. BROWN, Tnzowell.
Look over this list of Special
Prices for September:
Soda Mint Tablets, 100's,.19c.
2 oz. Size Aromatic Cascara,.. .19c.
Pontex Stationery,. .39c.
4 oz. Extrnct Vanilla,..33c.
Monogram Fountain Syrings, guar?
anteed ono year, .$1.19
$1.00 Cara Nome Talc,.09c.
Jon tell Vanity Box with Compact
Lather Brush (set in Rubbor.i
Rexall Shaving Cream, Both
Bids will be received at the Ofllco
of the County Road Engineer, Taze?
well, Va., until ono o'clock P. M
Saturday, September 2nd, 1922, for
grading and draining 0.83 miles of
road from Mrs. Vicie Burgess's place
to the Bluefield College, n tho Clear
Fork District of Tazewell County, Va.
Following approximoto quantities
8500 cubic yards of unclassified
300 feet of drain pipe.
35 cubic yards ' of concrete.
1000 pounds of reinforcing stoel.
8 acres clonring.
Pinns and specifications will be or
file in above Office after August 31,
A certified check for $250.00 musl
accompany each bid.
Tho right is reserved ,?o reject anj
or all bids.
Signed: J. D. PEERY,
Chairman Board of Supervisors,
Tazowell, County, Va.
Sunday school 10 a, m, Prcachln,
11 a, m. by pastor.
Rev*. A. s. Ulm will preach Satur?
day night at Liberty "Hills Sunday
11 u. m. at the Cove; 3:30 at Glen
wood. These services will bo tho lust
for this conference year. The Hols
ton mutual conference meets Sept.
27, nt Bristol, Vn.
no Services Sunday morn
There wjll bo no services In tho
Bnptist church next Sunday month-,
Mr. Alexander preaches at Bundy's
Chnpel in the morning nt 11 o'clock,
and will preach In tho Baptist church
hero in tho ovonlug, nt K o'clock.
Sunday school at 10 o'clock sharp.
60 PER CENT JUMP IN MINERS'
WAGES IN VIRGINIA FIELD.
Norton, Va.. Aug 20.?Effective
Sopteniber 1 minors of the Southwest
Virginia Held will receive a iMI por
cent Increase in. wages. oillciul an?
nouncement was made hero today.
This is buck to 1920 scale und
means additional half million dolluis
or mouth to be paid throughout the
The strikers seem to have won out
nil around. It may lie necessary to
inaugurate "n consumora strike.1'
THE McLEE'S MEETING CLOSED
The evangelistic meetings, conduct?
ed by Rov, Dr. McLcvs, "the Blind
preacher," in tho Presbyterian church,
closed hist night. Two services wore
held daily. Tbu preaching of tho evan?
gelist was characteristic, and attract?
ed largo crowds. Thoro wore about u
dozen professions, almost all of thorn
Sunday school children, ulso u num?
ber of roconsecrntlons.
This WPH tho third meeting held
hero by Air. McLeos, and each time
his preaching has boon more nttrnc
tivu, if possible. Mr. und Mrs. Mc
Loca leave today for thoir home nt
A NEW BABY AND A SUIT OF
Rev. Mr. Peek, tho Holiness preach?
er, who lives in New Town, is the
protid fnthor of a new baby girl,
which Is the 4th girl. His parishion?
ers in Thompson Valley, where he has
been preaching, In celebration of tho
event, gave him a present of it suit
of new clothes, and wished him many
hn/ipy returns of the dny.
DEATH OF YOUNG CHILD.
The 4-year old child of Mr. und
Mm. Joseph Iloldreth, died lust. Sat?
urday night after an illness of only
about one day. The little follow hau
been ofllictod In Bomo way from birth.
He had never wulked. His mother
was absept <>n a visit in Washington
county, and reached home only an
hour before the buby died. Funeral
und buriul took place on Monday.
ROANOKE FAIR TO BE BEST
That Roonoko will have a fair this
year was doliniloly established when
it wiik announced thut transportation
facilities had been arranged. The
possibility i f holding u fair ill Rou
noke this fall had been a matter of
uncertainty because it was not known
just whether the railroads would bo
able to euro for tho transportation
of cattle, carnivals, horses, shows,
exhibits und other things that go to
make up u fair.
J. P. Flippe, sec rotary of the Fair
Association, announced that the fair
will be held on dates previously an?
nounced, September 10-22, unit Hint
most of the arrangements for the oc?
casion hiivo already bean made.
In a few days tho program will be
announced and indications uru Hint
tho exhibits at tho fnir this yenr
will be the best in tho history of the
city. Automobile rucen, horse races
and other fenturos will be singed
Many inquiries from cuttle raisors
from all sections of the country have
been received by Mr. Fllppo relative
to the premium lists and they all in?
dicated Unit thoy would enter their
cuttlo for prises. More such inquiries
hnvo come in his yenr than over be?
fore, he said, adding that stock rais?
ers seem to lie more nctivo this yenr
than in many years.
I The poultry exhibit, nt the fnir
will bo the Inrgest in many years, it
was announced. The Fair Association
is getting tho co-operntion of the
Ronnoke Poultry and Fanciers Club
and also tho Rabbit and Cavy Breed?
ers Associations. Every poultry and
pet stock raiser in the Southwest,
section of the Statu is being urged to
send their show birds and u:iimnls
to the Roanoko fair.
OFF FOR COLLEGE.
No doubt you'll get out for tho glee
And probnbly try for the tenm.
And I'm figuring thut you mny land
in a frat,
Which is each undergraduate's
Your cur will como in very handy
At house parties, during the yenr,
And your wnrdrobe's complete, so
you'll look smart nnd neat
At functions whore you muy np
Your tennis, perhaps, might bo bet?
But that will improve, I expect,
And tho bridge game.you piny ought
to aid you entree
Into circles extremely select;
You're thero with the small social
Which helps at a dance or a tea,
And the golf you put up ought to
win you a cup
Bv tho time you'ro a full-fledged
You'll probably work for tho journals
' Which students conduct with much
' And maybe you'll rate pretty high in
I'm willing to wagor you will;
All this ought to help your advance?
And aid you to make quite a hit?
And once in a while, when you've
time to beguile,
, Perhaps you might study a bitl
?By BERTON BRALEY.
$1.50 PER YEAR
)B. G. CATTLE
Ewing Lawson's Cattle Take
Blue Ribbon at Abingdon?
Other Personal and Local
Uurko'u Garden, Aug. 31.?Ewing
Luwaon, of llurko's Guidon, uphold
the uauul high standard for Tazowell
County at tho Abingdon Fair Au?
gust 24) 25. 20, when ho showed a
senior and Junior ealf winning blue
ribbons with both entries. Tho writ?
er personally inspected tho Lnwson
herd recently in company with lt. M.
l.awson, und ventures tho statement
that competition must bo extremely
keen when the Lawson Short Horns
fall to capture the Hluc Ribbons. .
Tho above calves were shown as a
part, of tho herd which tho South?
west Virginia Short Horn Brooders
Association supervised during tho
fair, and the reports aro that this
Association figured very prominent?
ly during fair week at. Abingdon.
! The Abingdon Fair was unusually
good this year (what about tho Taze
well Pair') An old time tournament
was a feature of the Fair.
Rev. Kuhn, Former Pastor, Here.
Rev. Dr. E, 11. Kuhn, who was
pastor for tho Lutheran Church in
Burko'H Gaiilen 2<t years ago hns
been visiting old friends in tho Gard?
en recently. Dr. Kohn held servicos
for his old narlshonora and friends
last Sunday. 11? rotumod to hin homo
In North Corulina Thursday. His
friends here were extremely glad to
renew fellowship with him again and
wish him well where ho ministers in
tho Old North Stato.
Mr. and Mrs. Monh Entertain.
Mr. and Mrs. Rush Moss delight?
fully entertained friends and rela?
tives Thursday of last wook at a
dinner part v. Those present who olt
'jo'yed oh! union I ly luden table and tho
?inelill which followed were: Mr. A.
W. Davis, brother to Mr, Rush Moss,
'.Vfr John D. Groover, Miss Emma
I! never, Misses Murin in and Vir
gluln Groover, of Columbia, 8, C.j F.
,\. Credle anil Miss Mary Moss.
Leave for South Carolina.
Misses Murlnni and Virginia Groov?
er left Wednesday for their honiu ii?
Colllinhiil, 8, C. 'I'hoir brother, Wal?
ton Jr., drove through from Colum?
bia for them on account, of tho Hor
iouancsa of the rail strike In parts
of North Carolina: They havo boon
visiting their grandfather, John D.
Greoyoi' and oilier relatives hero dui
ing the suminur.
VisitorH to Agricultural Building.
Mr. Joe Meek, W. C. Thompson,
t.mi Davis and II. It. Stowora woro
i ocent visitors to the Vocational Ag?
ricultural Building, The Agricultural
instructor is always glad to recelvo
visitors and will lake delight, in show?
ing the new equipment or in render?
ing uuy service possible to those de?
Ilurke's Garden farmers aro plow?
ing tho noil, and making adequate
preparations for fall needing. Most
of the hay is up and plows uro run?
1'rugram To Be Given Salurduy.
The following program will bo ron
dorod at tho High School Auditorium,
Saturday evening nt eight o'clock to
which all are cordially invited:
Reading, (a) "Waiting nt Tho Sta?
tion, (h) "Pa and Mn," by Edgar
Guest, Miss Lucy Moss.
Readings?(a) "Burltis is Willing"
d>) "A Pleasant Half Hour on the
Beach," Mingle Bonton Cook, Miss
Piano selection, by Mr. Fuqila
"Peggy and Emily," Dickens, Miss
1 Maude Moss.
Play?"The Dear Departed."
Characters in piny: M'rs. Slater?
1 Mrs. Jordan?Hellen Peery.
Henry Slater?Ben Moss.
Ben Jordan?F. X. Credle.
Victoria Slater?Janie Uogo.
Abel Merryweather?Ewing Law?
Bridge Club Entertained.
The Misses Maude and Lucy Moss
ontortained Hie Bridge Club Tuesday
afternoon, Thoso present woro: Mrs.
Rny Meek, Mrs. Fuqua, Mrs. Gcorgo
Gose, Mrs. Chas. Goac, Misses Nel
lo and Jean Jessalinc, Misses Sarah
and Ruth Davis, anil Mr. Anderson,
who in visiting tho Moss home, from
Raleigh, N. C.
Watch tho Bulletin Board at the
nost office for announcements.
Enrollment in High School Increased.
Burko'H Garden High School opens
Thursday of next woek. Enrollment
is expected to be considerably in?
creased duo to the consolidation of
tho schools in tho Garden.
FARM BUREAU NEWS.
16 per cent Acid Phosphate,
18 per cent Acid Phosphate,
20 per cent Acid Phosphate,
Pure Raw Bone Meal, ton- 46.00
Roan Steer .12-2-0, ton,__ 26.00
REMEMBER: Tho Farm Bureau
brought the prices down. But for it
you would havo to pay an averaga of
$4.00 moro per ton. Do your part by
sticking to tho Farm Bureau. Ferti?
lizer la cheaper than for ten years.
The strike situation is growing worse.
To bo sure of getting your fertilizer
give us your order AT ONCE. We
aro told the railroads may refuse to
haul fertilizer any day now.
We will order out cars fertilizer
for Wittens Mills, Burke's Garden,
Tazowell, Maxwell, Pounding Mill,
Cedar Bluff and Richlands in a FEW
DAYS. Get your order in to us AT
ONCE so we can get it in the car to
your town. At present prices wo be?
lieve it will pay to fertilize wheat.
Wo believe It will'pay to hold wheat*
for higher prices. From reports wo
get very little whoat will be sown in
Tazowell this fall and for this rea?
son wo think it a good year to sow
wheat. Get your fertilizer order in
TAZEWELL FARM BUREAU. ,