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TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS.
Gathered in And Around Town By Our
Resident And County
Mr. A. P. Gillespie Is at Lebanon, nt
tending Kussel! circuit court.
A fresh lot of Lowney's candy just re?
ceived at Jackson's drag store.
Messrs. R. T. Bowen and Win. Me
Colgan, of Norton, spent Sunday in Taze?
Mr. I . K. Williams, a prominent mer?
chant from Honaker, Russell County, was
in town on Monday.
Mr. J. W. Chapman was very much in
disposed yesterday, so much so that he
was unable to !>e at his office.
Mr. Jas. II. Gillespie, of Cedar Bluff,
culled at our office on Monday, ami left a
substantial token of his visit.
Next .Session of Tazewell College opens
Sept 7 tb. If paid then fSO.DO will put
you through the entire year.
Capt. Jamet? S. Peery and his daughter,
M iss Rachel, have gons to the Pulaski
Alum Springs for their health.
Mrs. R. P. Holland and Mrs. Geo.
15. Cromer, of Newberry, S. C, are visiting
their sister, Mrs Win. C. Pendleton.
Miss Mary Walker, who resides near
Saltville, in Smyth county, is visiting at
Mr. A. .1. Larmer's, in Thompson Valley.
Messrs. J. 1). Alexander and John 11.
Lewis have gone to Hunter's Alum Springs,
in Pulaski county, to spend a couple of
Pay 189.00 on Sept. 7th and enter Taze?
well College for the entire session. No
matriculation or other annoying fees are
Harrisson & Giilespie Bros, present a
handsome new advertisement to our
readers. The good-bye they want to speak
is not a sad one.
The directors of the Tazewell Agricultu?
ral and Breeders' Association faded to
meet on Tuesday. There will be a meet?
ing next Monday.
Some of the young people got up a pic?
nic party and went to Unaka yesterday af?
ternoon. There have been a number of
them this summer.
We are informed that Mr. D. II. Peery,
of Ogden, Utah, will leave his home about
the 11th inst. to pay a visit to his old
friends in Tazewell.
On Monday Mr. H. W. O'Keetfe sold to
W. N. Surface a tract of coal land on
laurel Creek, containing G-t acres, for the
price of Si,COO, cash.
The name of the newly elected principal
of Tazewell High School is G. L. Byrom
and not Bynom as the types had in it the
Rei'I-blican last week.
The membeis of Stros-Memorial Church
are making efforts to build a rectory. Some
very liberal subscriptions are being made
to a fund for that purpose.
A boy or a girl will be given Board Room
rent, Fuel, Light and Tuition in Tazewell
College next session for $89.00 if paid on
entrance?Sept 7th, 1S97.
Mrs. Ash M. Prince, of Bluefield, Miss
Bessie Gray, of Russell county, and Rev.
W. W. Pyott, wife and son are visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Jno. G. Watts.
We publish in another column a ca
from W. G. Young, county chairman, for
a meeting of the Republicans of Tazewell
at August court. Let there be a full turn
Rev. Mr. Savage, who was formerly
rector of Stras-Memorial church, accompa?
nied by his mother, is in town. They are
the guests of Mr. aud Mrs. A. D. W. Wal?
We are having some of the hottest
weather of the Summer this week. Our
farmer friends are willing to endure the
heat if they can have clear weather to save
District conference for the Tazewell dis?
trict of the M. E. chur ch South begins to?
day at the Cove church and will be largely
attended. A number of our town people
will go there on Sunday.
Bowen Watts took four lambs to the
station last Saturday and delivered them
to Mr. Jno. W. Crockett for shipment.
The lambs averaged 100 lbs, and were as
line as we have ever seen.
We are informed that Mr. T. E. George
while raking hay with a horse rake on
Tuesday, was thrown from the rake by it
turning over.and had his foot hurt. Moral:
Clerks have no business working in hay
Education is no longer a luxury to be
enjoyed only by the rich, biy; a ne
cesity, and " in reach of all, the price
at Tazewell College has been reduced to
$89. for the entire session, if paid in
The Bristol and Knoxville papsrs are
boasting powerfully about the pretty girls
that are to be seen in their respective cities.
If they would only come to Tazewell they
would see and learn something about
Mr. John Irrick, of the Holsten Metho?
dist, was in town the first of the week, and
reports that excellent religious journal in a
prosperous condition. He says that ev?
erywhere he goes he sees marked evidence
of returning prosperity,
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. S. (iillespie and Miss
Nanola got back from Philadelphia on Sat?
urday. We ar e glad to hear that Miss Na?
nola is doing well, ami her Philadelphia
physician expresses the opinion that she
will be completely restored to health.
One of our kind subscribers writing to us
n few days ago said: ''It's a poor man
that will not pay for his own county pa
per.'" There is much truth in this. We
hope many of our subscribers will think as
he does and come forward and settle their
Mr. E. II. Witten, who has been a prac?
ticing attorney at Grundy, Va., has con?
cluded to return to Tazewell county, the_
place where he was raised, and will prac?
tice his profession in our town. We wel?
come him here, and predict that he will
meet with success.
Rev. T. C. Bittle, who has been visiting
nis sister, Mrs. Win. C. Pendleton, for
several weeks, left yesterday afternoon for J
his home at College Station, Texas. He
enjoyed his visit to Tazewell very much
and regretted that business called him
home ear lier than he expected. His visit
was a source of great pleasure to his rela?
Gen. J. A. Walker arrived at Tazewell
yesterday afternoon, and was the guest of
Col. Joseph Harrissoli last night.
Dr. James O'Keett'e, accompanied by
Mrs. O'Keett'e, went to Pearisburgon Tues?
day, where they lived prior to their com?
ing to Tazewell. The doctor was to insti?
tute a chapter of Royal Arch Masons at
that place on Tuesday night, acting for
Grand High Priest J. P. Stefiher, who
could not attend on account of the death
of his father. There were 2") applicants
for membership in the new chapter.
(>n Monday morning at about 2 o'oclock
little Barbara, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
R. K. Gillespie, died at their home, near
Pounding Mill. The remains were brought
to this place on the 4:30 train Monday
afternoon and buried in the east end
cemetery. A number of friends and
relatives met the remains at the station
and followed them to the grave. The child
was about twenty three months old and
very bright and pretty wea'e told.
NORTH TAZEWELL NEWS.
I-ocals are scarce.
Several of the boys are figuring on the
Klyondyke, that is as far as they will get.
W. A. Whitley is spending all of his
spare time with the rod and minnow bucket.
Sam Young came near losing his dray
horse in ttie mill pond Tuesday.
Rev. W. M. Dyer, former pastor a Taze?
well, preached an excellent sermon in
the Methodist Church on Sunday night.
The business revival has struck M. L.
Peery & Co, they ship this week several
thousand pounds of yarns to Northern
If some of our Democratic brothers don't
look out the wave of prosperity is going to
hit them in spite of all they can do.
We have heard it intimated that the
Clinch Valley Breeders Association will
give an exhibition on their grounds about
the last of Septeml>cr. Is it true? We
Our sick folks are all doing well at
present.and it is to be hoped they will all be
entirely recovered in a short while and
our town rid of the dread fever.
Some of our farmers have actually been
unable to get hands sufficient to put up
their mealows. What is the matter? Are
there no hands tobe found, or don't they
want work when you do find them.
Miss Jennie Hambrick, a lovely young
la ly from Russell County,has been visiting
her cousin, Mrs. John D. Peery of this
place for some days.
Henry Cartley one of Blacksburgs rarest
specimens, took unto himself a rib on last
Wednesday, and is now on his bridal tour
to Shakerag and other Southern points,
Every farmer in this county not supplied
with one of Lewis Gregory's cultivator, is
in a bad fix, and a way behind the times.
Call on W. II. Riser and see samples.
II.G. Peery returned this week from his
fishing trip to Wolf Cieek, and reports, a
good time but very poor fishing on account
of the high and muddy water.
II.G.Garnison, our genial town Sergeant,
dispenses the Cincinati Post to a number
of our people every day, and is as spry as
the youngest news boy in the state.
Miss May Hall returned this week from
an extended visit to her sister Mrs. Robt.
Shelton, of Bluefield, her many friends
were glad to see her again.
Miss Gee Buchanan,of Pisgah,is visiting
her cousin, Miss Florence Whitley, on
Capt. Fudge's meadows were so heavy he
hardly had room on them to stack the hay.
Prosperity strikes different people indiffer?
ent ways but it gets there under a Repub?
It does look a little rough for the school
teachers in the east end of the county to
be compelled to travel to the extreme
west-end to be examined.
North Tazewell. Aug. 4, 1997.
Mr. Jeff' Ward's infant daughter is quite
sick, but Mrs. Ward is doing weil.
Mrs. Jno. Fox, ofThompson Valley,who
has been very ill with the fever, is now
much better, and her fiiends are confident
of her recovery.
Buford Tynes, who has been sick for
about Uo weeks, is doing very well.
Mr. John Thompson isnow convalescent,
but his oldest son is very sick.
Mr. Jno. Ball is getting along well, and
his case is not considered dangerous.
Mrs. J. T. Hopkins, of Thompson Valley,
is improving rapidly.
Off For California.
Col. A. J. May and Mrs. May will
start to-day fur California. They will
first go to the northen part of the state
and stay at Reading and Shasta City.
Later they will go to Southern California
and visit San Diego and oth points.
They wiil be absent two months or more,
and we trust the trip will belullof pleasure
and benefit to them. Mr. Ed Spotts, who
started to Chicago on Monday, will join
Col. May at that city and go with him to
the Pacific cdast,
The Republicans of Tazewell County are
requested and urged to meet at the Court
Tlouee on Tuesday,the 17;h of August,1897,
(court day) at 1. p. m. for the purpose of
selecting a candidate for the House of Del?
egates, also to elect delegates to a Senatorial
Convention, if one should be held, and
delegates to a slate convention if one
should be called. This meeting will also
elect a county chairman and county
W. G. Young
Death of Miss Nannie Higginbotham.
( On Saturday afternoon a shadow of sad?
ness fell upon our community when it was
announced that Miss Nannie a. Higgin?
botham bad departed this life. Tor about
one month she had been lingering with
what ultimately proved to be fatal illness,
and at 3:05,p.m.,8urounded by relatives and
friends, who had tenderly and lovingly ad?
ministered to her wants, she passed quietly
to a brighter and happier land. From the
testimony of those who were her intimate
associates during her childhood and early
womanhood her life has been recorded as
that of a bright, pure girl and sweet
Christian. Her death was a sad one, but
full of comfort to those who were related
tc her by the close ties of blood and
the warm associations of friendship and
Miss Higginbotham was born the 17th
of January, 1875,and was thedaughther of
Hees r>. Higginbotham, deceased. She
has five living sisters: Mrs. W. S. DeVault,
Mrs. J. W. Chapman, Mrs. I. C. Dodd,
Mrs. J. H. Brown and Miss Mary Higgin?
botham. The four hist mentioned were
with her during her last hours.
It had been announced that funeral
services would be held in the Methodist
church on Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock.
At that hour the church was filled to over?
flowing with persons of all ages, who had
come to join in paying the last tribute of
respect to the deceased.
The church altar had been draped in
mourning by the tender hands of lady
As the casket was born into the church it
was preceded by Misses Joie Brittain,
Alice Alexander. Jesse O'Keeffe and Lula
Steele, dressed in white ami bearing floral
Otterings. These young ladies were intimate
friends of the deceased. As they entered
the church the choir sang: "Go Bury Thy
Sorrow. "The funeral services were conduct?
ed by Rev. I. P. Martin and were continued
and concluded in the following order: A
vocal solo and chorus, "Death is Only a
Dream." Prayer, by Rev. I. P. Martin.
Hymn, "Asleep in Jesus." Scriptural
selections and funeral remarks. Prayer,
by Rev. VV. W. Ruff. Vocal duette,"Some
Sweet Day, By and By."
The passages of scripture were read from
the bible of Miss Nannie ami had been
marked by her as favorite passages. They
showed how deeply she was impressed
with the truth of the word of God and how
thoroughly her heart had been given to her
At the conclusion of the services at the
church the remains were taken to the
Fast End cemetery and interred. The fol?
lowing gentlemea were the active pall bear?
ers: Messrs. \V.H.Alderson,Geo.W.Dodd,
Barns Gillespie, \V. J. Gillespic, J. S.
Bottimoie and A. S. Higginbotham. The
following gentlemen acted as honorary
pallbearers: Messrs. Frank Pyott, A. J.
Higginbotham, C. IV. Jones, Will Pierce,
M. J. Hankins and J. T. Smith.
The procession that followed the re?
mains to the grave was the largest we have
seen since our residence in Tazewell.
Miss Higginbotham Dead.
Many persons in Bristol will regret to
learn that Miss Nannie Higginbotham
died at her home in Tazewell, Va., at 3
o'clock Saturday afiernoon. Miss Higgin?
botham taught in the Virginia public
school here last year and was engaged for
the same duties this year.
While here she made many friends, ami
her sweet amiable disposition made her
much beloved by her acquaintances.?Bris?
Thomas W. Ratliff Gone To Rest.
On Friday afternoon at about 3 o'clock
Thomas W. Bailiff died at his home on
Tazewell Avenue. He had been sick for
a long time with that dread diesease con?
sumption, and his death fur some days
had been looked for at any moment. The
deceased was born near Grundy, in Buc?
hanan County, Va, on January 19th,1854,
and he was, therefore, 43 years G months
and 11 days old at the time of his death.
He was married in 1S77 to Miss Jennie
F. Kendrick, by whom be had seven
children, five of whom, all sons, are still
living. In the Spring of 189G Mr. Ratliff
united with the M. E. Church South at
Grundy, Va., and since that time has led
a consistent Christian life. He lived at
Grundy until he came with his family to
Tazewell last October. From those who
knew him well in all the relations of life we
learn that he was a man of untiring energy,
and by his superior business tact had ac-'
cumulated a property estimated at fifty
thousand dollars. He was recognized by
all those witn whom he had business
transactions as a man of perfect integrity,
and he was liberal and charitable to all.
No one was more popular or beloved by
those who knew him. His word was as
good as his bond. He was a man of strong,
decisive character. When we consider
h>s educational advantages and other op?
portunities his character as a man ami
his financial success are wonderful.
On Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o'oclock
funeral services were held at the residence
of the deceased, conducted by Rev. I. P.
Martin, assisted by Rev. Painter who had
received Mr. Ratliff into the church. The
services were attended by a throng of
relatives and friends, a number being
present from Cedar Bluff, Doran and Buc?
At the conclusion of the services at the
house, the remains were placed in charge
of the Masonic fraternity,of which deceased
was a respected and faithful brother, be
being a member of Cedar Bluff, l/)dge Np.
2G0. Members of that Ix>dge and of Tp|e
well Lodge, No. G2, united to pay the last
tribute of respect to their departed
brother. A large number of friends and
relatives joined in the procession to the
East End cemetery, where all that was
mortal of Thomas W. Ratliff was placed in
the grave with full masonic honors. Th?
following acted as pall bearers: From
Cedar Blufl Lodge, J. B. Hurt and John
I. Crockett. From Tazewell Lodge, UTa.
Crockett, M. C. McCorkle, 0. G. Empsh
willer and W. G. McCall.
We extend our sympathy to the bereaved
widow and her sons in their sad affliction.
Economy and strength are combined in
Hood's Sarsaparilla. Every bottle con?
tains 100 doses and will average to last a
WELL, VA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 5,
Card of Thanks.
In lieluilf of myself and children I wish
to extend my heartfelt thanks to the many
kind friends of this community, who, dur?
ing the trying hours of our recent affliction,
so often gave evidence of their sympathy
and ottered to assist us in any way they
could. Words are inadequate to express
our gratitude, and we pray God's blessings
on you all.
We desire especially to thank Dr. R. 13.
Gillespie for his constant ami faithful at?
tention to our dear departed one.
Mus. T. W. Ratliff.
We are informed that the Marion base
ball team will certainly be here this after?
noon, and that two games will be played
tomorrow between them and the Tazewell
boys. The playing will take place in the
meadow of Capt. Fudge, near the new
We notice in the Republican the names
of several gentlemen spoken of as candi?
dates for the legislature. While several
persons mentioned might do good work,
we propose the name of a man who we
believe is better suited for the place than
any we have noticed. We want a man
who is not only a staunch Republican, but
one wl'.o has stood with the party for years
gone by, and who has lived in Tazewell
county all his life, and therefore knows just
what kind of legislation the people need.
The name we take pleasure in offering is
that of T. A. Gillespie, of Cedar Bluff, a
man whose character, responsibility and
capacity cannot be questioned by the old?
est voters in Tazewell county.
We think that with a few such men as
Mr. Gillespie in our legislative halls, our
citizen; would enjoy the benefits of the
best iaws to be obtained by just legislation.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 2.?A report is
current here to the effect that the steamer
Portland has sunk with all hands. She
sailed for the Klondike last week with
every inch of room taken by gold seekers.
This story comes from Vancouver, which
is a port of entry.
C. U. Hamilton, manager of the com?
pany owning the vessel, says the report is
probably without foundation. He further
says that it sounds like a malicious rumor
put in circulation by envious British Co?
The Democrats of Washington county
have two organizations, one called the
"watermelons" and the other ''kickers."
They are very hostile to each other, and
each will have candidates for the State
Senate and House of Delegates. ?
BUCHANAN COUNTY REPUBLICAN'S.
Elect a new chairman and pass res?
At a meeting of the Republican com?
mittee for the county of Buchanan,State of
Virginia, on July 27th, 1S')7, the following
business was transacted:
Mr. E. H. Witten having resigned, as
county chairman his resignation was
accepted by the committee.
Upon motion Dr. J. W. Waldron was
appointed county chairman to fill out the
unexpired term made vacant by Mr. Wit
Thefollowiug resolutions were offered by
Mr. John M. Ratliff and adopted by the
Whereas Mr.E.H.Witten has decided to
leave our county and has tendered his res
| ignation as county chairman to this com?
mittee: therefore be it resolved,
1st. That from the first we have hailed
him as a young disciple Republicanism who
had surpassed his elders as an organizer
and leader. We have followed his career
with admiring interest and recorded his
triumph with ever increasing sympathy
and appreciation, as he gathered the
broken fragments of our party together
and bound them into promethian links
that not only baffled and defeated a
rotten and unjust election law, but gave
to the cause of justice and Repulicanism
the handsome majority of one hundred
and ninty one. Therefore we deeply re?
gret the loss of such a staunch Republican
and leader from our county, and feel that j
it will be long before Buchanan County
will find one to take the place made con
spiciously vacant by his absence.
2nd. That the Tazewell Repi blicanond
Messenger be requested to publish these
( John M. Ratliff.
Committee \ J. J. Jackson.
(W. W. Baldwin.
SHAWVER'S MILL ITEMS.
Tiie farmers are very busy at this time
harvesting their hay and oats,which are un?
usually good this year.
Uur new postmaster, Mr. L. I. Shawver,
has moved the office to his store, which is
a great convenience to the people.
Our Sunday school, which is one of the
best in the county, has been very success?
ful this year under the judicious manage?
ment of D. A Leffel, superintendent, and
Miss Bessie Leffel, secretary.
Rev. J. S. Tay lor,of Mechanicaburg,Va.,
has just closed a protracted meeting here.
He has been very successful with his work
at this place, and the church has given him
a unanimous call to serve them another
Willie Leffel, of Bluefield, W. Va., was
over last week to see the home folks and
visit his many relatives and friends. There
must be plenty to eat in Bluefield from his
Mr. L. S. Witten, of Wilten's Mill, was
This word in its proper mean?
ing none of us like to use. It makes
a thrill of sadness cover our whole
being and often is our last parting
word with those whom we love. The
sense in which we use the term this
week is in a business way. We are
preparing to say good-bye to all of
our summer goods
of every kind: Dry Goods.Clothing,
Summer of 1897
Has been a prosperous one to
us, and in bidding it good-bye, think
it befitting our business &c, that we
Royal Closing Out Sale
Of all Summer Fabrics at prices that
will benefit us in making room for
our Fall Stock, and you in securing
some seasonable goods at prices you
will appreciate. This sale- will in?
1st 2d and 3d Weeks in August,
In this space next week we will
enumerate, describe and mention
price of articles. Don't forget the
date?1st, 2d and 3d weeks in August.
Harrisson & Gillespie Bros.
P. a?Our Trunk Exhibit will
continue until this sale is over. You
will want to see them. They are
beauties, nicely finished and dontcost
a fortune to own one.
We Are Now Selling
A special price will be made to our patrons who have a
standing order for 20 lbs each day. ' There will be an
extra charge for ice sent o.it after 7 o'clock a. m., as the
loss from melting increases much more during the heat of
the day. We do not sell less than 3 pents worth; and just
there we wish to call your attention to the fact that we are
better prepared to keep
i Perishable Goods:
Meats, Fruits, Etc., but more especially Lemons and
Cheese. In warm weather lemons get dry and hard un?
less kept cool, and Cheese soon gets strong. All house?
keepers know this. Buy from us and you will always get
NICE. FRESH GOODS,
BUSTON & SONS,
down this week and bought a nice lot of
cattle from Mr. Ballard Leffel.
Mrs. Myrtle Belchee, of Knob, Va., was
visiting her mother, Mrs. Geo. Shawver
Little Miss Sallie Myrtle Peery, daugh?
ter ofOapt. Thos. Peery, of Graham, Va.,
is spending the Summer with her grand?
mother, Mrs. J. M. Shawver.
Miss Annie Wingo, of Spiingville, and
Miss Willie Wingo, of Tazewell, were
visiting Miss Pearl Leflel Friday and Sat?
Rev. J. N. Harrnan, of Tazewell, will
preach for us in the Christian church next
Sunday night. A Subscriber.
CROCKETT'S COVE CACKLINGS.
Cloudy every day.
Rain favorable. The Farmers have some
oats down and are afraid to cut down
Corn crops are looking tine and the weeds
D. H. Payne, the hustling constable of
our district, is in our midst this week.
l/3ok out debtors.
Squire Crockett has returned from Clear
Fork on a fishing trip into Bland Co. He
reports that he caught .'50 of the speckled
beauties (trout), and the terrible rain
that fell, and such a wetting he never got
"Joe"' says any one suffering pain can
be relieved by calling and purchasing a
jottle of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy. We sent away to
Iowa for it.
Mr. Houston Crockett has purchased
'or himself a buggy. Houston will go
omewhere now flying and looking back.
We see some raen'3 anti bellum "breech?
's" yet being worn in the neighborhood.
These pantaloons are not dark but colored
?a right smart browney,
Made with all the jutlaps and pockets
just as gay.
L'hey are not the style now,
Put built and worn that way.
Mr. Issaac Etiler and Mr. Alex. Hufford
>assed through the village this week driv
ng a nice little drove of cattle from Mc
)owell, W. Va. Also Mr. A. Z. Litz
ind Geo. W. Litz passed one day later
rith a nice drove, all en route for Clinch
Mr. HughSlirader is attending the heal
ng springs 2i miles south of us.\ He re
jorts his health improving. There are sev
iral young ladies and gentlemen in attend
ince. There may be other attractions for
Shorty Smith has been absent for several
lays. It is supposed that Shorty has gone
o Pocahontas and West Virginia to pick
jlackberries. He is aware of the fact that
ts going to take jam, blackberry jam and
)lenty of it for the big meeting.
Dudley, McGuire & Co., general mer
jhants?We buy as low as we can; that's
business sense. We sell as low as we can;
:bats progressive sense. You buy as low
is you can; that's common sense. You
buy of us; that's dollars and cents for both
af us. Olo Hen.
Shratlers, Va., July 31,1897.
CEDAR BLUFF ITEMS.
President William Dyer, of M. W. Col?
lege, is in our town looking up students.
'I he ladies' society gave an ice cream
supper last Thursday night which was quite
a success and very much enjoyed by all
Mr. J. 11. Kirby is indiiposed for the
last few days.
Bessie Peery is convalescent.
Mr. John Laird is out on Sandy this
week. She misses him.
The Normal is over. He solemnly blows
the horn and then takes a rest.
Misses Nannie 3rown, Jennie Bailey,
Kate Carper and Mr. J. L. Neal, of Rich
lands, were in our little town Sunday.
A large crowd from Cedar Bluff attended
the quarterly meeting at Steelesburg.
Quite a crowd of Cedar Bluffians visited
the Normal at Richland3 Monday.
Miss Florida Ferril, of Steelesburg, who
has been attending the Normal at Rich
lands, spent the night with Miss Maud
Repass last week. Reporter.
August 3d, 1897.
A syndicate has been formed at Rich?
mond for the purpose of engaging largely
in the beet sugar industry. A Large fac?
tory is to be built below the city, and if
experiments now being made prove satis?
factory it is proposed to devote several
thousand acres to the cultivation of sugar
beets next year.
The Fredericksburg Free Lance and
Roanoke Times, both Democratic papers
are advising the Democrats to take Capt.
Cocke as their candidate for lieutenant
governor. Their advice is not likely to be
It is reported that Park Agnew will re?
move the office of collector of internal rev?
enue from Lynchburg to Alexandria. Col.
Brady will remove his office from Rich?
mond to Petersburg.
A Remarkable Cure of Chronic Diarrhoea.
In 1802, when I served my country as a
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nia Volunteers, I contracted chronic diar
rheca. It has given me a great deal of
trouble ever since. I have tried a dozen
different medicines and several prominent
doctors without any pei maneut relief. Not
long ago a friend sent me a sample bottle
of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar?
rhoea Remedy, and afterthat I bought and
took a 50-cent bottle; and now I can say
that I am entirely cured. I cannot be
thankful enough to you for this great rem?
edy, and recommend it to all suffering vet?
erans. If in doubt write me. Yours |
gratefully, Henry Steinberger, Allentown,
Pa. Sold by J. E. Jackson, druggist.
William D. Wright Las been appointed
United States district att)rney for the 2d
Tennessee district to succeed James
H. Bible, who recently died. Mr.
Bible was appointed by President Cleve?
of the Republican iaconstantly increas*
ing. A fine advertising medium.
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6 full Qts. 4.50 per case.
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Prompt Attention to Mail Orders.
The mad rush to the Klondike gold
fields still continues, and the reports as to
the richness of the finds are really astound?
Secretary of War Alger has sent Captain
H. P. Ray and Lieutenant Richmond, of
the Eighth Infantry, to Alaska to investi-^,
gate the situation and report on the advis?
ability of sending troops to that region.
It is understood that if they report the ne?
cessity of troops there Colonel Randall will
be ordered to go with one or more compa?
nies as soon as transportation can be ar?
It is said that the Democratic State can?
didates in Ohio are secretly pledged to
John R. McLean for the United States
Senate. The pledge is ironclad
but not to be disclosed, as the candidacy
of McLean has aroused so much opposi?
tion that the strength of the Democracy in
the State has been greatly weakened.
STRAS MEMORIAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
Divine Service?First and Third Sun
days of the month at 11 a. m. and 8p. 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?ckner,
Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Public worship of God on the 1st and
3rd Sundays at 11 A. M., on the 2nd and
4th at 7:3U 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. Martin, Pastor.
Baptist Church Services.
Sunday school every Sunday at 9:30 a.
m: preaching 2nd and 4th Sundaysat 11 a.
ui., and on 1st and 3d Sundavs at 8:30 p.
uk; B. Y. P. U. every Monday a 8:30 p.
m.; Missionary Society 2d and 4th Sun?
days at 4 p. m. All are invited to attend.
Strangers welcome. W. C. Foster,
All persons are hereby warned not to
trespass on the enclosed lands belonging to
the Clinch Valley Coal and Iron Company
by traveling over or through the same, on
foot oi by horseback. The law will be en?
forced on all who trespass upon the above
mentioned lands. Hubert Raven.
Supt. Clinch Valley Coal and Iron Co.
July 20, 1897.
We have decided to discontinue our
Hardware business at once and in order
to do so, will sell anything in our house at
cost, but it takes CASH to buy it, and if
we have anything you want, bring the cash
and you can get it at cost. All parties
indebted to us are respectfully requested
to come forward at once and settle, for all
accounts unpaid within thirty days will be
placed in the hands of Mr. A. Sidney
Higginbotham for collection. We wish to
thank our friends and customers for their
liberal patronage in the past, and want
them to take advantage of this cash sale.
Yours very respectfully,
Tazewell Hardware Company,