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Town and County News
Gathered in And Around Town By Our
Resident And County
Full line of 1 lower puts at Buston &Sons.
(.'apt. Sam'l Walton, of Falls Mill, was
in town Monday.
Our $8,00 Cheviot sack suits for men
are beauties. Hannan & Bottimore
We are indebted to our friend Col John j
G. Watts for a load of excellent fodder.
Don't put out your garden truck too
soon. We may yet have frosts and freezes.
Mr. M. M. Hankins, of Busthead, was in
town the ?rst of the week on important
Trux B. Warren has moved into his
new barbershop, a few doors east of bis
former place of business.
From what we can learn the town
authorities will ?oon take steps to increase
the water supply of tiie town.
Oar flower seeds-are going fast. Come
early, then you ars sure to get what you
want. Buston & Sons.
Grass is growing finely and a few more
days of warm weather will enable cattle
men to turn their cattle out to graze.
Mr. W. P. Payne, one of the prom?
inent lawyers of Welch, West Va., was in
town last Friday on professional business
Mi.-s Daisy Thompson spent several days
of last ami the present week visiting friends
in town and the eastern part of the county.
Harmon & Bottimore have beautifully
made shoes for men and boys and as good ?
as good looking. All styles, leDgtlis, and
Geo. W. St. Clair and J. Taylor Ellyson,
trustees, advertise valuable property at
Pocahontas for sale, in this issue of the
Mr. A.D.W.Walton has moved bis law
office into the new otlice building of Mr.
Geo. W. Gillespie. His office is on the
Mr. H. Dane Harman, clerk of the
circuit court, is quite busy taking rules
and preparing his docket for the approach?
ing term of his court.
Henry & Graham arc making arrange?
ments to replace the dam at their mill at
Maiden Spring. The dam was washed
out by the recent Hood.
The many words of praise we are re?
ceiving for the Republican encourages us
to make greUer effort to bring it to a high?
er standard of excellence.
Col. A. J. May and Mr. II. W. Steel
have over three hundred fine lambs in the
pastures just south of town. They will
bring a good price this year.
We are presenting to clothing buyers,
Highest Qualities, Perfect Fits and Low?
est Prices. Our htuck is arriving daily. Call
and you will be pleased.
Harman & Bottimore.
Butter is awfully scarce in this market.
In fact, it is almost impossible to get any.
Our farmer friends should have butter to
sell at tills season of the year.
Misses Charlotte and.Lucy Henry have re?
turned from a visit to Gile3 County, where
they were the guests of the Misses Strother,
daughters of lion. P. W. Strother. ,
Mr. R. A. Crockett, who has heretofore
resided on Cavitt's Creek, has moved with
his family to Grattan, where he will con.
due. a general merchandise business.
On last Sunday four generations of the
blood relatives of the editor dined with the
editor and Iiis family, and the occasion was
a most delightful one to the household.
Horneyheads and suckers are now being
caught in considerable numbers in the pure
waters of the Clinch, and some of the
catches are being brought to town for sale.
Mr. D. H. Payne announces himself a
candidate for re election as constable for
Jeliersonville District.Mr. Payne's friends
will give his claims full consideration on
Mr. V. L. Sexton has moved his law of?
fice to the Gillespie building, opposite
court house. He and Mr. A. D. W. Wal?
ton occupy together a suit of rooms on the
The members of the Tazewell bar are now
busily occupied in the preparation of their
cases for the approaching term of the Cir?
cuit Court, which will begin the first Mon?
day in next month.
Miss Clara Grosclose, of Marion, Va.,who
is teaching at the Institute at Graham,
paid a visit on last Saturday and Sunday
to Mrs. A. J. May, Jr. Miss Grosclose is
a cousin of Mrs. May.
The Tazewell Millinery Co. makes a
change in its advertisement to which we call
the attention of our readers. Miss Hankius
is now in the markets studying
styles and buying a spring stock.
The town Council have determined to
put a nice bridge across the town branch
near Dr. O'Kecfles, and work was com?
menced on Tuesday. The bridge will be
twenty feet wide, and a ditch made for
the branch six feet deep and twelve feet
wide. This is a much needed improve?
ment and the citizens of the west end of
the town and county will be delighted to
see it made.
Mrs. Fannie Cousins, colored, wife of
James Cousins, went to Elkhorn last week
to attend the closing exercises of a school |
taught by her daughter, Latha, and says
she met with very kind treatment at Elk
Burns & Barns have moved their law
ollice to the Grllespie building and occupy
the two rooms, first floor, at the west side
of the building. Greever & Gillespie oc?
cupy the two rooms, first floor, on east
side of the building.
Harman ?i Bottimore are now showing
a fine stock of spring clothing for men
and boys, medium and line grades, and
scores of styles. You will be astonished
when you see the beautiful suits they are
selling and are told the prices.
Mrs. Capt J. K. Ward, who lias been
in delicate health for some months past,
has gotten so much better that she came to
town Saturday on a shopping expedition
and attended church on Sunday. Her
friends were glad to see her out again.
Mr. W. J. Carter, one of the leading
druggists of Richmond, Va., wa?in town
last Friday and made a call at the Repub?
lican oflice. While here Mr. Carter
bought the fine through bred trotting horse,
Tazewell Wilkes, from James O'Keeffe
We regret very much to lose ' Seriptor'*
as our Burke s Garden correspondent.
He has been kind and capable, and we
wish him success wherever he may go.
We trust some kind friend in the Garden
will consent to act as our correspondent in
We-handle the celebrated Fciry Seeds
that have a reputation all over the country.
There has been a reduction in the price,
15 cts packages are now selling at 10 CtS,
Call for Ferry's and take no other.
Buston & Sons.
Mrs. R. T. Bowen and her daughter,
Mrs. S. J. Thompson, spent several days
last week visiting Hon. W. G. Mustard,
Col. John G. Watts, Mrs. Kate Peery and
other friends in the east end of the county.
They made a brief but pleasant visit to
the editor's family.
Mr. F. C. Chalmers, storekeeper of the
Southwest Virginia Improvement Com?
pany, was in town Tuesday and Wednes?
day on business for the-com] any. Mr.
Chalmers enjoys the reputation of being a
splendid business man, and is very hope?
ful as to the industrial outlook of the
Efforts are still being made to get up a
telephone exchange for this place. More
than half enough subscribers for 'phones
have been secured. Now let other citi?
zens come forward and subscribe so the ex?
change will be a certainty. Tazewell is too
live a place to be without a complete tele?
Capt. Samuel Walton offers a splendid
opportunity to the horse-breeders of Taze
ewell County in the Bervice of his fine
horse Planeteer for this season. It pays to
raise good horses and advantage should be
taken of Capt Walton's very liberal propo?
sition. See his advertisement on second
page of the Repl'Blican.
Bluegrass Lodge, No. 142, has received
from Pettibone Bros beautiful new regalia,
which consists of complete regalia for all
the officers ?nd ample supply for the 3rd
degree Odd Fellows. The ouifit is very
handsome and will not be used except on
special occasions. It was purchased through
Mr. John B. Crawford, who is agent for
The regular bi-monthly meeting of the
Methodist Sunday schoolteachers was held
at the residence of Dr. O'Keeffe on Tues?
day evening. A number of the teachers
were absent, but the occasion was quite a
pleasant and instructive one. After the
regular order of business had been conclu?
ded Mrs. O'Keeffe served elegant refresh?
ments. We were present accidentally, but
feel very much inclined to "jine."
Mrs. Jno. W. Crockett was taken ?to
Johns Hopkins University Hospital, at
Baltimoie, about the first part of the pres?
ent month, for treatment; and on the 10th
instant, underwent a very delicate and se?
rious operation. She rallied promptly and
has passed the period of danger, so far as
the operation is concerned. Her many
friends will be delighted to hear of the
happy results, and the promise which is
given of her restoration to health.
No More Eagles, but a Wild Cat Caught.
We recently told of Col. May's wonder?
ful success as an eagle trapper, but didn't
expect at that time to 60 soon chronicle
his success as a trapper of wild animals as
well as birds of prey. The Col. had set
twelve traps on the mouutain south of
town, and tied a rooster in the midst of the
traps, as bait for more eagles. One day
last week it was found that the traps had
been sprung, the rooster nearly eaten up,
with evidences left that an animal had
been there instead of an eagle. The car?
cass of the rooster was dosed with strych?
nine and placed where the animal had
left it. The animal returned for more
chicken and got its death from the strych?
nine. On Sunday one of Col. May's em?
ployes found the animal about two hun?
dred yards from the traps, and it turned
out to be a huge wild-cat. If Col. May
keeps on he will gain quite a reputation
as a trapper. a
Colored Girl Shoots at Colored Man.
Quite a commotion was created on Main
street Sunday afternoon by a colored girl
named Ethel Sergeant, who with a pistol
shot at Anderson Jones,commonly kown as
"Pie Eater," also colored. The girl was
arrested on Monday and brought before
J. A. Greaver, mayor, on Tursday for trial
After hearing all the evidence the mayor
promptly dismissed the proceedings
against the girl. It seems that "Pie Eater"
had made threats against her and for some
time had been persecuting her in a most
offensive manner. The Mayor, therefore
thought her conduct justifiable.
Another Shooting hy a Colored AYoman.
On Monday afternoon Mary Jordan and
Louisa Donelly, both colored, met on Rail?
road Avenue, near Mr. Huston's residence.
They got into a dispute which resulted in
a clinch and fight. While the right was
going on Mary Jordan drew a pistol and
fired two shots at the Donelly girl, one
ball passed through her left arm just above
the wrist , and another went through the
corset just above the abdomen. It is
thought the corset stays broke the force of
the bullet and saved the woman from a
fatal wound. Sergeant McClintock, on
hearing of the shooting, went to Mr. Ben
Baylor's, where the Jordan woman was
employed as cook, to arrest her. As he
went in the kitchen door she fled, going,
from the front of Mr. Baylor's house. Judge
Stuart and Mr. Wm. Barnett were near by
and taking in the situation, gave chase
and caught the woman. She was promptly
placed in jr.il, where she remained until
vesterday afternoon. She was taken be?
fore H. G. Peery, justice of the peace, and
?fter hearing all the evidence the justice
lined her $25,00 for carrying concealed
weapons, and sent the accused on for in?
dictment by the grand jury. She was de?
fended by A. J. & S. D. May, who asked
that she be admitted to bail. The court
fixed the bail at $500.
We have bought a fresh lot of men's
ind boy's clean and fresh shoes, of all
values. We bought them close and can
sell them to suit you. Don't- take our
ivord for it, but come to see us, and you
trill be convinced.
Harman & Bottimore.
County Court Proceedings.
Since our report of the proceedings of
:he County Court in last week's issue, the
following business was done in the court:
In the distress warrant case of Ferguson
vs. D. A. Barney and others, there was a
verdict for the defendant, Alson Hutton,
who was an under-tenant of Ramey. Hut
ton's property had been levied upon by
Ferguson for rent due and unpaid by Ra?
In the case of the Commonwealth vs.
Wm D.uncan, on a charge of felony, the
Commonwealth entered a nolle prosequi.
Duncan had been tried twice, at former
terms of the court, and at both trials there
had been hung juries.
On last Friday Lelia Mays was tried for
feloniously assaulting Lena Davis, at Poca
hontas, some time ago. The result of the
trial was the acquittal of the accused.
On Monday the court was occupied
with civil cases
On Tuesday nothing of importance was
done, except the entering of a nolle pros?
equi in the case of Commonwealth vb
Montgomery Johnson. This case was one
in which the Singer Sewing Machine Co.
was prosecuting Johnson upon a charge of
On last Saturday night an Encampment
of Odd Fellows was instituted at Odd Fel?
lows Hall, to be known as Tazewell En?
campment, No. 17. The work of organ?
ization was done by the members of Laurel
Creek Encampment, No.lG. of Pocahontas,
as follows: W. J. Turpin, W. T. Clemm,
J. S. Stout, Dr. G. H. Zimmerman. J. M,
Newton, G. W. Poff. S. L. Maxey.
Twelve members joined the new Encamp?
ment and the following officers were elected
for the ensuing term: J. B. Crawford,
Chief Patriarch; W. D. Buckner, High
Priest; A. W. Landon, Senior Warden;
J. E. Warden, Junior Warden.; A. S. Hig
ginbotham, Scribe; H. W. PobEt, Treas?
The following officers were appointed for
the ensuing term: M.J. Hankins, Guide;
J. Watson Quinn, Inside Sentinel; J.B.
Pierce, Outside Sentinel; W. T. Hudson,
First Watch; A. L. Walker Second Watch,
and R. D. Hufford, _Third Watch. The
Encampment will meet Wednesday night
of each week.
Mr. John Leedy, died at his home, of
pneumonia on the 20th inst.) at the age of
seventy seven years, and was buried at
Concord Church on Monday. The ven?
erable wife of the deceased, who has been
very ill with pneumonia, is now slowly re?
Mrs. Polly Stratton and Mrs. Wm Cat
tron are now confined to their beds with
pneumonia. The. disease is very prevalent
in the community this season.
Mrs. S. L. Graham, of Plum Creek, Va.
is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Wm Kelly,
at Unaka. "Occasional."
March 22nd, 1SS7.
A London chemist, who analyzed a sam?
ple of "hair restorer," sold at half a crown
for a two-ouuee bottle, found it to contain
only common water, with (races of salt
and sage extract.
ELL, VA., TH?R!
Municipal Ticket Nominated.
Pursuant to the published call, the cit?
izens of the town of Tazewell met at the
court house, on last Saturday afternoon, at
two o'clock and nominated a municipal
ticket to be voted for at the coming mu?
nicipal election. The following gentlemen
were nominated: For Mayor J. A. Greever;
Councilmen: James O'Keetre, Geo. N.
Surface, B. W. Stras, J. W. Chapman and
L. C. Wingo; Reeorder T. A. Lynch. ^
CEDAR BLUFF ITEMS.
Didn't we have a beautiful equinoctial
storm? So beautiful that there was no
storm at all.
Mr. Joseph White has just returned from
Wolf Creek, in Washington County.
Rev. Kelly, of Belfast, Va., filled Bro.
Adams' appointment for this place last
Sunday. Mr. Kelly is an enthusiastic
preacher, and gave us an enthusiastic ser?
mon on evangelical repentance.
The wire footbridge has been recovered.
It was found in the bottom of the river, by
Messrs. Maxwell, who gained favor of the
marshal by so doing. We don't know
how many more times it will have to be
built to become serviceable, but predict
that it is not best to lose sight of it any
more, if it am be avoided.
Mr, Davidson is making a wall to pre?
vent the river from washing the dirt from
the railroad at the dump just below the
Happy men! Today was pay day, and
the section men and our benevolent friend,
the operator, are wearing smiles almost as
long as your arm. Wish we could smile
too, don't you?
The Sunday school, under the superin?
tendence of Prof. J. A. McGuire, is in?
creasing rapidly. The attendance last
Sunday morning was S4. We feel very
much indebted to Mr. McGuire for such a
Mr. Dave Christian, of Barewallow, was
in our town yesterday. He is postmaster
at that place.
J. R. and J. W. Laird started to Old
Dominion College, Richlands, Va. The
boys will have quite a walk of it. We wish
them success, and also the Old Dominion
Prof. Alson Hutton was in town yester?
day on business. Reporter.
March 23, 1897.
PAINT LICK ITEMS.
Midway was well represented at Belfast
Misses Lucie Kidd and Rose White, two
of Paint Lick's most charming young la?
dies, were visiting Minnie White, of Bel?
fast Saturday and Sunday.
Messrs. A. H. Patton and T. A. Mc?
Guire, of Tazewell, and Cedar Bluff, were
at Paint Lick last Sunday. Wonder what
the attraction is?
Mrs. C. H. Peery, of Cedar Bluff, is vis?
iting her mother, Mrs. Mary Brown.
Does anybody know where that wagon
wheel went last Sunday?
Mr. Balfour White went to Belfast to?
Does anybody know who that fellow was
that said he didn't mind being bothered
with the "kids'"? I'll bet he is sanctified.
Rumor says there will be a wedding here
pretty soon. Zip.
March 22, 1897.
3D AY, MARCH 25,
Resolution?* of Respect.
We, the committee, do hereby respect
fully submit the following resolutions.
Whereas Cod, in his wise providence
has removed from our midst our much be?
loved companion, John Samuel Young.
Whereas, by the Divine truth of inspira?
tion so forcibly impressed by the unwrit?
ten work of our Chapter, we are taught
though a man die, he will live again, and
we know that the symbolic sprig of acncia
is still blooming as beautifully as it did
among the ruins of the temple many years
Resting our faith upon the lives of God's
ancient people, we bow with humble sub?
mission to the decree of the Grand High
Priest of the Universe, who has for some
good purpose of His own, afllicted us in
the loss of our companion, whose memory
will always be kept green, honored, and
respected among those who loved him so
well, not only for himself, but for his great
work and usefulness. We do now resolve,
1st. That we sincerely mourn the death
of Companion John Samuel Young, and
bear our willing testimony to the fact that
in his death our Chapter has lost one of its
most zealous, efficient and valuable mem?
bers, one whose death is not only a loss to
our own household, but the Chapter at
2d. That to the bereaved widow, mother
and brother of our friend and companion,
we extend our heartfelt sympathy
in their great aflliction, and can only com?
mit them to the care and protection of the
infinite God, who doeth all things well.
3d. That the secretary do furnish to the
widow and mother of deceased companion
a copy, under seal of the Chapter, of these
resolutions; and that the Tazewell Re?
publican and Clinch Valley News be re?
quested to publish these resolutions.
C. A. Tuo.mi-son,
Jno. T. Cooi.ey,
W. T. Witten,
STRAS MEMORIAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
First and Third Sundays of the month
at 11 a. m. and 7:30 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. Bcckneb,
Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Public worship of God on the 1st and
3rd Sundays at 11 A. M., on the 2nd and
4th at 7:30 P. M.
Meeting for prayer, Wednesday at 7:30.
P. M. Sabbath School at 9:30 P. M.
Meeting of Epworth League each Mon?
day night at 7:30., the third Monday
night of each month being devoted to
A most cordial welcome is extended to all.
Isaac P. Mabtin, Pastor.
FOR CONSTABLE?By the request of
my friends, I announce myself a can?
didate for Constable in Jeffersonville Dis
trict.election iu May.
te. J. B. F. GiLLEsriE.
FOR CONSTABLE?By request of my
friends, I announce myself a candi?
date for Constable in Jeffersonville Dis?
trict, election in May.
te J. O. Young.
FOR CONSTABLE?We are authorized
to announce D. H. Payne as a candi?
date for Constable for Jeffersonville District
at the election to be held the 4th Thursday
Harrisson, Surface & Co.
Our Mr. Harrisson is now in New York buy?
ing a complete stock of
Staple and 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.
L/Ook Outt future announcements in
~" The Republican.
HARRISSON & GILLESPIE BROS.
Chapman & Thompson.
The claims of this 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
lo their shopping in. No
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 for 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 fine and
our methods dignified that our prices
are high. All these conditions
make the reverse actual.
It is within the limits of strict
truth to say that we are selling dependable
that is absolutely 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 as to try
for your patrorfage by any other
persuasion. A nice store, a nice stock,
nice attention and nice everything
else would fall fiat were
prices not right.
New customers and old ones
are telling us every day that our prices
JgSy*" ARE RIGHT. "l?a
Our Mr. Alexander is in New York today, and his
purchases will be in our house next week. We'll have some
nobby things for you this season.
Chapman & Thompson.
6UST0N & 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 6ic to I2hc per lb. Apricots, Peaches and
Apples. Our Prunes at Gic per pound are a wonder.
Marion Avenue and Main Street,
BOSTON & SONS, *
TAZEWELL, - VIRGINIA.
VELVET $3 Gal.
This famous brand is beyond all
doubt the finest Rye produced at
the price. We 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?Tgl?DE 25o
This is a elegant three year old
Maryland Eye pronounced by ex
parts to be A 1.
L. Lazarus & Co.
Two years old, copper stilled by
open fire process.
L, Lazarus am Go,
?a- 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 tupposed
four Money Back,
00R 000DS GUARANTEED.
WRITE FOR RRICES
L Lazarus &G?
Prompt Attention to Mail Orders.
BURKE'S GARDEN ITEMS.
We are having fine weather and the grass
is growing and looking green.
Rev. Stradley filled his appointment
Sunday at Central Church.
Misses Peek and Lewis are visiting Mrs.
J. T. Peery.
Mr. S. Leedy was called to the death bed
of his father, on Clear Fork, Saturday.
The whole family sympathizes with the
Rev. E. H. Kohn went to Kelly Satur?
day, where he preached his h'St sermon.
Mr. Kohn has accepted a call to New Mar?
ket, and will take charge of the church at
that place as pastor, about the first of
April. It was not the wish of the congre?
gation here for Mr. Kohn to leave.
Any person having grafting to do will
.do well to call on Greever King.
One of the oldest citizens, Mr. Mathias
Fox, is on the sick list.
The Circle will meet at Mi. J. 0. Gree
vers. next Saturday evening.
We are beginning to look forward to the
closing exercises at the academy.
We understand that the Lutheran con?
gregation in going to call a pastor at once.
The long argued parsonage question will,
we suppose, be settled next Sunday, as
that is the time appointed.
Mr. John Steele came over from Clear
Fork Saturday after his wife, who has been
with her relatives a short while.
Now and then we have preaching in
Bear Town Chapel. This magnificent
edifice is situated, as the name suggests,
near Bear Town.
A fine farm in Smyth, which was sold a
short time ago, seems to attract the atten?
tion of the Kelly boys. We are not certain
whether it is the land or Mr. Harman's
daughter that is "taking their eyes."
These are the last items Scriptor can
write as he is going to change his abode.
However, he hopes the Reitbucan will
get another correspondent to furnish it
items from this place. He regrets tliat
such is the case but the paper has his
best wishes. Scbiftor.
If yon Want to Save Monev<v^
Buy your Hardware, Tinware* Corn
y Twine, Stoves, Baling WUxff' Paints,
? Pumps and all kinds of plumbers'
supplies, and have your plumbing
done by tne
TAZhWLLL HARDWARE CO.,
Opposite Com thouse, Tazeweli, Va.