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Town and County News j
Gathered" in And Around Town By Our
Resident And County
Hnrraan Newberry, Ksq., of Bland
county, was seen on our streets Tuesday.
Two more additions were made to Blue
grass Lodge, I O.O.F, on Tuesday sight.
Mr. Hobart .Miller.of Coeburn Va., was
in town Tuesday attending county court.
Mrs. W. P. Nyo still continues painfully
ill. but is much better than she was a few
Mr. W. K. Brooks, of Glade Spring, was
in Tazewell on Tuesday and yesterday on
Mr. F. P. i^andon has gone er.st on a
business trip as the representative of
Haley Ink Co.
Dr. R. 1>. Hufford attended Smjth
County Circuit Court 0:1 Monday and re?
turned home Tuesday.
Odd Fellowship is on a boom at Rich
lands, Banner Lodge now has a member?
ship uf seventy-seven.
Miss Mamie Moss, of Burke*s Garden,
has been visiting at Mr. Tobe Greever's
for several days this week.
Dr. .1. W. Kelly, of Big Stone Cap, was
in town Monday and Tuesday on a visit to j
his ioniser home and friends.
1; \ ii: soon be time to commence plant- |
ingyour gaiden. Be certain to plant first
class3 seed. Peery & Dodd can supply
Miss Nannie Francis, of White Gate,
Giles Co., Va. was the fliest of Mrs. A. P.
Gillespie for several days the first of the
Mr. Chapman Alderson has located at j
Pocahontas for the practice of law. Wej
wish him great success in his new lield of 1
Mr. John B. Crawford, architect, is
now preparing a plan for the cottage res?
idence of Mr. JeffWard, which will be built
Mrs. VV. L. Britts, who has been in very
delicate health for some months past, is
now greatly improved, and is able to go
about the house again.
We call attention to the advertisement
of the new concern ofHarrisson & Gilles?
pie Bros., and welcome it among the pat?
rons of the Bhj'ubucan.
The new clothing firm of Barman &
Bottiraore is receiving its Spring goods,
anil will let the readers of the RlClTHl.RAS
hear something about them.
The crowd which attended court on
Tuesday was not a large one, but every
person we spoke to appeared to be cheer?
ful as to the business cutiouk.
VVertgrel to hear thai our friend Hon.
W. G. Mustard has been very sick, but
from a message received from him we
are glad to announce that he is much better.
Burpee ha.- established a tine reputation
for his garden seeds. He sends out noth?
ing 1-ut ilia new crop seeds. You will find
them of every variety at Peery & Dodd's.
Mr. J. O. Young announces himself a
candidate for constable for Jeffersonville
District. Mr. Young has a great many
friends who, no doubt, will look after his
interests i:: the* coming election.
A numU r of our subscribers responded
to our call on Tuesday for payment of tueir
Bui scriptions, for which we return them
our wannest thanks. There are a go .id
many more precincts 10 hear from.
Delia, the lit tie tea year old daughter of
Mr. (i. VV. Reynolds, who lives near
Pleasant Ii:il in this county, died on the
5th, inst. from some brain affliction. We
are told the little girl was very bright.
Mr. R. Jeff Ward has purchased a very
desirable lot of Col. H. C. Alderson, situa?
ted on Mechanics avenue, near the resi?
dence of Dr. Thompson, and will erect a
dwelling thereon in the spring or early
Mrs. S. M. 1'-. CoulHnz, on Sunday, re?
ceived a telegram announcing the death of
her mother. Mrs. Watts, in Pulaski county.
By request of the deceased, her remains
were taken tu Richmond and buried in the
beautifui Hollywood Cemetery.
The Illinois Steel Company has placed
orders with companies on Elkhorn for
200,000 tons of coke, which will be deliv
eree between now and the 1st of Seprem
ber, next. This looks very much like a
revival of busme.-s in that line.
Peery & Dodd have a full ,;ne of Garden j
Seeds from the celebrated firm of David
Landreth i\: Sons. Their seeds are always
new and certain to come up. It don't pay
to buy old and indifferent seeds.
We are told that the road through Plum
Creek Gap has about ceased to be a road.
It hai never been a good road. We have
known it for over forty years and never
saw it in good condition. It ought to be
macadamized during the coming summer.
Mr. T. W. Landpn left for Pocahontas
on Sunday afternoon to enter the service
of the Pocahontas Drug Company. He
comminced work Monday morning. Mr.
Landon is a most capable druggist and we
wish him great success in his new field of
Greever & "iillcspie, attorneys, have
moved their office to the new Gillcspie
building, and occupy the rooms on the first
floor, west side of the building.
On the! fourth Thursday in May on elec?
tion will be held at Riuhlands for town
Council and ollicers. There will be no
political lines draw n in the contest, but
we hear the issue of "license or no license"
tu eel! liquor in the town will enter largely
into the fight.
From a notice published elsewhere in
our columns, a meeting of the citizens of
the town is called, to be held at the
( Min t house on next Saturday, at 2 o'clock
p. m., for the purpose of nominating a mu?
nicipal ticket to be voted lor at the ap?
proaching election in May.
A letter has been received from Mr.
A. C. Lilly, who went to Cincinnati last
week, announcing that he had stood a
successful examination, and would go to
New York in a few days, where he will
enter the service of the V. S. government
as a member of a military band.
We have splendid fresh Onion Sets, just
from Philadelphia, of the Silver Skin and
Yellow Danvera varieties. You can grow
uicer, sweeter onions from them than you
can from the other kinds. Peerv & Dodd.
Serious alarm was felt last week from
the weather being so mild. It was feared
the fruit trees might bloom too early and
frosts come and destroy the fruit, as has
been done i:i most of the recent years.
It looks now like the frosty nights will
keej> the buds back for several weeks.
Messrs. Chapman & Hurt, the active in?
surance men of Tazewell, have sewed all
the insurance on the property of the Alkali
Company, at Saltvilie. They have written
four hundred thousand dollars of risks for
the company. This speaks well for the en?
ergy of Chapman & Hurt, and also for the
companies they represent.
Mr. ,1. N. Neel, of Thompson Valley,
left, last week with his family, consisting
of his wife and six children, for New Hamp?
ton, Mo., where for the present he will take
up his abode until he can decide where he
ni'lpermently locate. We arc sorry to see
^oxl men like Mr. Neel leaving Tazewell,
but wish him great success.
Mr. Ceo. Kelly, of this place, and Mi.
Henry Kelly, of Burke s Oarden, have
gone to Bich Valley, Smyth county, with
Mr. J. K. Crockett, real estate agent, of
Wytbeville, to look at the farm of II.
Harman, Esq. If pleased with it they are
likely to become purchasers. It is very
fertile and fine grazing land.
We can save you at least 25 per cent on
your Seed Peas, Deans and Cabbage, if yon
buy of us. We buy them in bulk and sell
them accordingly. Don't buy your Pea,
tJein, Beet and Cabbage Seeds by the
package but buy Pom us by the pint or
quart, and save money. J'eery & Dodd.
On Friday night at the prayer meeting
to beheld at the Christian Church thedoc
ti ' ie of sanctiftcation will be introduced as
a subject for general discussion. The ques?
tion is an iutereresting one, that is now
engaging the attention of a great portion
of the Cb' istai.i world, and the prayer
meeting on Friday night will, no doubt, be
one of great interest.
Dr. Isaac Pierce, who made the danger
ous mistake of taking a dose of solution of
bichloride of mercury, as published in the
Republican of last week, did not die, as
a ai expected. He is notm a satisfactory
condition, however, and his friends pre
very much distc bed about bun. He has
gained strength, but bis nervous and men?
tal cond'lion is very i'nsatisfactory.
Messi-s Charles McMullen and K. II.
i'atterson, of Scranton, Penn., who have
large and valuable landed interests in Mc?
Dowell County, West Virginia, spent sev?
eral days at this place during the present
and preceding weeks. They were here look?
ing after their interests in this section,and
left on Tuesday afternoon for Scranton.
They both appear to be elegant gentlemen.
Peery & Dodd are overstocked with
lamps and lamp goods. They have decid?
ed to reduce their stock by giving their
customers the cheapest lamps ever sold in
Tazewell. Read their display advertise?
ment in the 1'eithi.kan aud you w?j be
struck with prices.
The firm of Harrisson, Sin face & Co. has
been dissolved, Mr. Surface going out. A
ne?v firm has been formed under the style
of Harrisson t*c Oillespie Pros., to conduct
business at the same stand. Mr. W. G.
Harrisson, senior member of the concern,
is now in New York, buying a spring stock
of goods, and the readers of the Republi?
can lOI be made acquainted with the pur?
pose ? of the new firm.
Meeting of Couuty Supervisors.
The Supervisors met on Friday, the 12th,
and audited all outstanding accounts
nL'ai'ist the county. Die. Gi''espie& Hall
were awarded the contract for the practice
at the county farm for the next two years.
Maj. Brittian and T. E. George,* Esq.
were appointed a committee fo: perma?
nent repr s to the Court House.
Athletic Honors For Tazewell Boys.
T ,vo of the Tazewell boys now attending
the University of Va. are among the first
in athletics at that institution. Ash by
Henry has taken first prize in the Fairer
weather Gymnasium, and James 0 Keeffe
has been selected to play short stop on the
L'niversity base ball team.
An Excellent Man Dies.
Mr. John Thompson Smith, oneof Taze?
well'e worthiest citizens, died at his home,
in Thompson Valley, on last
Sunday morning. He had been in
bad health for some time, and his friends
and relatives had been very solicitous abaut
his condition. We had only enjoyed a
slight acquaintance with the deceased,since
we became a resident of the county, Trat
from the opinions of his acquaintances and
neighbors, which we have heard frequently
expressed, Mr. Smith was a man of ster?
ling character and an excellent citizen. The
deceased leaves a wife, and two daughters,
aged about 1U and 12 years, respectively.
He was a member of the Presbyterian
Church and held in great esteem by his
brethren. On Sunday afternoon funeral
services were held at the home of the de?
ceased, conducted by Rev. Thomas Mow
bray, which services were attended by a
large crowd of relatives and friends. At
the conclusion of the services at the
house the remains were buried in the
family burial ground located on the home
For some weeks eagles have been seen
on the mountain just south of town, and
recently they had*been killing some of the
young lambs of Col. A. J. May and Mr. H.
W. Steele. Col. May has made up his
mind to get rid of the troublesome birds.
He made numerous efforts to get a shot at
them, but failed to do so. As a last resort
he went to trapping and good results have
followed. He set two steel traps last Fri?
day and tied a rooster close to them as a
bait to attract the eagles. On (Saturday
morning he found the rooster killed and
half eaten up, but no eagles. He placed
the carcass of the rooster between the two
traps, and on Sunday morning found a
young grey eagle in each of the traps. The
Col. thought he would try to bring the
birds to town alive, but while attempting
to handle one of them it siezed his bands
with its talons and drove its claws to the
bone in the Colonel's hand. He killed the
eagles immediately and brought their dead
bodies to his office, where the heads and
claws of the birds are now shown to his
friends. Col. May has twenty-two steel
traps out now, properly baited, as it is un?
derstood several more eagles are in the
County Court Proceedings.
County Court began its proceedings on
Tuesday by empannelling the following as
a special grand jury: A.M. Mallard, K.
T. Bowen, B. F. Lewis, J. P. Whitman, I.
M. Dailey, Jno. C. St. Clair and C. T.
(iriditts. The jury brought in indictments
against Eugene Shoveller for house break?
ing and William Logan for burglary. The
jury was then discharged.
The court was occupied all day Tuesday
and Wednesday trying the civil cause of A.
A. Ferguson vs. D. A. Barney and others.
Services For The Odd Fellows.
On last Sunday Bcv. J. N. Harm an
preached a sermon in the Christian Church
to the members of Blue-grass Lodge No. 1-12,
I.O.O.F. A large portion of the member?
ship of the Lodge was present, having
formed at the Lodge room and marched to
the church in a body. The services were
very interesting and instructive. Kev.
Harman selected as the subject for his dis?
course the narrative of the man who
traveled from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell
among thieves and robbers, was neglected
by Priest and Levite, but kindly cared for
by the good Samaritan. The subject was
well handled and gave much pleasure to
the members of the order as well as the
general congregation that filled the house.
The services were concluded by cele?
brating the lord's Supper.
Epworlh League Meeting.
The regular literary meeting of the Ep
worth League was held at the Methodist
parsonage on Monday night, by invitation
from Mr. and Mrs. Martin. It is said the
meeting was one of the mast interesting
and successful ones that has ever been held
by the League. An excellent programme
had been prepared, and was well.executed.
The members were treated to nice refresh?
ments by brother-and sister Martin, aud
the occasion was quite a delightful
one to all who were present.
On last Saturday preparatory services to
a sacramental meeting were held in the
Presbyterian Church at this place, con?
ducted by Kev. Thomas Mowbray, of
Thompson Valley. On Sunday the sacra?
mental services were held by Kev. W.
W. Buff, pastor of the church.
Encampment of I. 0. 0. F. To Be Instituted.
We are informed that an Encampment
of Odd Fellows wiH he instituted at this
place on Saturday night, the 20th inst.
The work will be done by the Encamp?
ment at Pocahonta?, aud about forty
persons have already signified their in?
tention of joining the Encampment here.
A meeting of the citizens of the town of
Tazewell, is hereby called to meet in the
court house on Saturday, March 20th,
18(J7, at 2 o'clock p. in., for the purpose of
nominating a municipal ticket for the town
for the ensuing year. J. A. Greever,
By order of Council. Mayor.
ELL, .VA., TH?R
Homicide in l'oeahontas.
A man by the name of .lames Neflf was
kille?! at Poc?hontas on Sunday morning
by a woman named Mary Edwards, w ho is
only sixteen years old and a woman of bad
reptile. She killed him with a pistol in a
house of unsavory reputation, and- was in?
toxicated at the time the crime was com?
mitted. Neff held a position as engineer
in the mines, and had been regarded in the
community as a very worthy man. He
was about 25 years old. The woman is
now in jail at this place.
Found Dead in His Bed.
Mr. Mike Burton, who lives near I'naka,
about live miles cast of town, was found
dead in his bed yesterday morning. He
had retired as usual the night before, and
one of his little boys slept with him.
Some one of the family went to wake him
for breakfast and found him dead. Mr.
Burton was about sixty years old and a
blacksmith by trade, lie was in town all
day Tuesday and was appearantiy in good
health. He leaves a wife and a large
family of children.
A Wondprl'iil Froak of Nature.
P. P. Dillon, Esq., of Pocahontas, is the
owner of the most wonderful freak of na?
ture in the way of an animal that is in the
known world. It is a small, scrub bull,
which he found in the mountains of East?
ern Kentucky. The animal is two years
old this spring, and has three nostrils, two
natural faces, three natural horns, one in
the middle of the forehead, and a mane on
his neck like a horse. We are informed
that Dr. G. H. Zimmerman and W. T.
Pool, Esq. will be associated with Mr. Dil?
lon in the ownership of the animal.
Mr. Wilk Witten, who is a thrifty young
merchant at SayersviU,e in this County,
was married last week to Miss Minnie
Wilson, daughter of Mr. T. 0. Wilson, of
Ceres, Bland County. The groom was
accompanied to Bland by his cousin Mr.
W. T. Witten, of this place, and several
other friends. We learn that the occasion
was a very enjoyable one to the guests who
attended it. The bride and groom have
come to Tazewell and taken up their res?
idence at Sayersville.
Mr. Andrew Carnegie, the iron King,
who was so seriously ill last week with
pleurisy, is reported toibe out of danger.
The lakes at the Denver City park will
be stocked with carp, perch and bull-heads
and the public will be allowed to angle for
The Missouri Senate has passed a bill
appropriating $1800 for the purpose of
erecting a monument at the grave of
Daniel Boone and wife who are buried in
Warren County. Mo.
The Stale of Rhode Island scarcely big
enough to make an average-sized Illinois
county, is said to employ in its shops and
factories 5000 children of school age at an
average of ?1 per week.
SD AY, MARCH 18,
THE PUGILISTIC BATTLE.
Fitzsimmons Wins in a Hard Fought Bat
tie of Fourteen Rounds.
BOTH MEN BADLY BATTERED.
Fitzsimmons Wins Large Money and is
the World's Champion.
From a telegram received hero last night
it seems that Fitzsimmons knocked Cor
bett out in the 'great fistic battle that
came off at Carson, Nevada, on yesterday.
Up to the eighth round, the last we heard,
Corbett had decidedly the best of the
light, notwithstanding the fact that Fitz?
simmons had already struck Corbett a
foul blow. Fitzsimmons at that time was
badly punished, and was bleeding freely,
and Corbett was regarded as sure winner.
What may have transpired in later rounds
we are not informed. A very slight thing
sometimes turns the tide of battle. It may
be that Fitzsimmons got in one of his ac?
cidental blows, fur which-lie is notoriously
lucky, or that Corbett got careless. There
have been conllicting reports, but we sup?
pose there is no doubt that tlie battle was
won by the Australian, who will now stand
as champion pugilist of the world, as well
as the winner of the biggest stakes ever
gained in the prize ring.
STRAS MEMORIAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
First ami Third Sundays of the month
at 11a. m. and 7:oU p. m.
Holy Communion?First Sunday at 11
Sunday school every Sunday at 9:30
A hearty welcome is extended to all.
Rev. W. _D. B?ckneb,
Boston & Sons have two rooms to rent,
one on the 2d lloor over their store and the
other on the first floor of the building now
occupied by Mr. V. L. Sexton. Both are
front rooms and nicely located for offices.
Wanted at Once.
Six hundred persons to buy "Keystone
Compound,'* for cleaning grease, paint,
tar, etc. from silk, satin and woolen goods.
Will do the work without injuring or dis?
coloring the fabric.
Tazewell Drug Co.,
17H)R CONSTABLE?By the request of
my friends, I announce myself a can?
didate for Constable in Jeffersonville Dis
trict.election in May.
te. J. B. F. GlLLEBPIE.
?pOR CONSTABLE?By request of my
friends, I announce myself a candi?
date for Constable in Jeffersonville Dis?
trict, election in May.
te J. 0. Young.
Harrisson. Surface & Co.
Our Mr. Harrisson is now in New York buy?
ing a complete stock of
Staple aim Fancy Dry Goods, Clothing,
Shoes, Hats and Notions.
He will also purchase a larger and more
complete line of
Ladies'and Misses' Ready Made Gar?
Than has ever been brought to this place.
' The Republican.
HARRISSON & GILLESPIE BROS.
Chapman & Thompson.
The claims of Ibis store upon your
interest are manifold. In every way
possible we have made it a
profitable and charming place for the
women of this community and vicinage to
do their shopping in. No
I convenience, no comfort, no advantage
that might tend to make your visit
beneath our roof pleasant has been slighted
Our aim has been to anticipate
every reasonable need. How
well we have succeeded, we leave for
you to say. If a great and constantly
growing trade be evidence of public
appreciation, we are amply satisfied with
your return fur the efforts
we have made in your behalf.
Some people need explicit enlightenment
upon certain mattters that are
vital to themselves and to us. It is
concerning prices that are current at this
store. The mistaken idea still exists
among a few that because our
store is elegant and our qualities line and
our methods dignified that our prices
are high. All thest conditions
make the reverse actual.
It is within the limits of strict
truth to say that we are selling dependable
that is al)solutely guaranteed?for less
money than inferior grades are
charged for elsewhere.
The foregoing statement is more than a
It is not a general or undemonstrable
assertion. Come in and let us convince
you. We are business men
with clear visions.
We are not hankering to lose
money. We know
positively that the only sustained success
is created by an unbroken
level of low prices.
It would be foolhardy for us to try
for your patronage by any oilier
persuasion. A nice store, a nice stock,
nice attention and nice everything
else would fall flat were
prices not right.
New customers and old ones
are telling us every day that our prices
J8?T ARE EIGHT. -?B
Our Mr. Alexander is in New York today, and his,
purchases will be in our house next week. We'll have some
nobby tilings for you this season.
Chapman & Thompson.
BUSTON & SONS.
ARE ALWAYS TO THE
They have a full and choice stock of Garden Seeds for
the trade. They come from the celebrated and relia
ble house of D. M. FERRY & CO. We will mention
Ferry's Extra Early Peas,
Extra Early Beets,
French Breakfast Radishes,
Flat Dutch Cabbage.
All kinds of seeds suited to this climate, in large and
We have a splendid line of Evaporated Fruits. Prunes
at from (He to 12?c per lb. Apricots, Peaches and
Apples. Our Prunes at Gic per pound are a wonder.
Marion Avenue and Iain Street,
velvet $3 Gal
This famous brand is beyond all
doubt the linest Kye produced at
the price. Wo guarantee same.
6 full Qts. 4.50 per case.
L. Lazarus & Co,
A two year old whiskey made
in the State that bears is name.
Made by old copper still open fire
L Lazarus & Co.
OLD V?TgUDE 25o
This is a elegant three year old
Maryland Kye pronounced by ex?
perts to be A 1.
L. Lazarus & Co.
Two years old, copper stilled by
open fire process.
, Lazarus m Go,
va WHITERYE $2.
Made in mountains of Virginia.
A pleasant, soft and elegant drink.
L, Lazarus and Co,
$1.50, $2, $2.50, $3. & $4.
Beware of Imitated Brands
By other dealers at supposed
Your Money Back,
OUR GOODS GUARANTEED.
WRITE FOR RRICES
L. Lazarus & Co
Prompt Attention to Mail Orders.
President McKinley attended services at
the Metropolitan Methodist l#piscopal
Church at Washington last Sunday morn?
ing. The opening prayer was made by
Bishop Hurst, which was closed with the
following strong appeal to the Divine Ruler
in behalf of the Cuban patriots and Cretan
Christians: "Oh, Thou most merciful God,
we pray Thee today for the struggling is?
lands of Cuba and Crete, who are fighting
to be freed from the oppressor. Break the
ghaut of slavery, 0 God, that they may be
free from the bonds of the oppressors, and
make peace reign over all nations." There
were many "amens" from the congrega?
tion as the appeal was finished.
President McKinley sent a message to
both Houses of Congress on Monday. The
key-note of the m^age is the passage of
a revenue bill. He ^ays sufficient revenue
is the "imperative demand of the hour."'
He closes the message by saying: "Before
other business is transacted let us provide
sufficient revenue to faithfully administer
the government without the contracting of
further debt or the continued disturbance
of our finances." The President also sent
to the Senate Tuesday the following nomi?
nations: To be ernbasiadors extraordi?
nary and plenipotentiary of the United
States, John Hay, of the District of Colum?
bia, to Great Britain; Horace Porter, of
New York, to France.
The Holston National Building and l/>an
Association, of Bristol, Tenn., has been
placed in the hands of a receiver. Maj.
A. 1). Reynolds, president of the associa?
tion, has been appointed temporary re?
Ex-Secretary Olney has resumed the
practice of law in Boston, and has been
most warmly greeted by his professional
associates in that city.
If yon Want to Save Money<^
Buy your Hardware, Tinware, Corn
Twine, Stoves, Baling Wire, Paints,
Pumpe and all kinds of plumbers'
supplies, and liave your plumbing
done by the
TAZtWELL HARDWARE CO.,
Opposite Coui thouse, Tazewell, Va.