Newspaper Page Text
THE TAZEWELL REPUBLICAN.
- " ? ?- '?? -? ? - - ? ? ? ? ? ... ?j .,.? ...? ! ... - ? - ji.-.j.. ? - ? _ . ........ -ut. m j- ? r=r-.
VOL. 18 TAZEWELL, VA., THURSDAY. DEC. 9, 1909 NO.50
P osecuting Attorney of McDowell County
Galls on Governor Glasscock for Requisi?
tion Papers for Attorney General Elect
S. W. Williams, of Virginia.
Charleston, W. Va., D?ec. 5.?Prose?
cuting Attorney Robert R. Smith, of
?V o Dowel I county, has made application
t Governor Glasscock for requisition on
tiie Governor of Virginia for Atio?ney
G neral-elect Samuel W. Williams, of
Virginia, now under indictment in Mc?
Dowell county on a charge of felonious
a sault committed upon Judge Joseph
M. Sanders, an opposing attorney, dur?
ing a recent term of the circuit court at
\ elch. Governor Glasscock, who is
r. .w at Hot Springs, Va., has not yet
a ted upon the application.
Richmond, Va?, Dec. 7.? Because of
the illness of Governor Glasscock, of
West Virginia, who is at the Virginia
P ?t Springs recuperating from an at
t -k of ptomaine poisoning, no requisi
ti ! n has yet been made upon the Gover
n r of Virginia for Judge Samuel W.
V illiama, attorney general elect of this
S <\te, who is under indictment for fe?
ll, nous assault upon Judge Joseph M.
S nders, formerly a Supreme ?Court
j' ?tice of West Virginia, who was the
o. posing counsel in a will case in which
J-dge William? was interested at a re
c? it term of court at Welch. The lie is
s. ?d to have passed between the two
t ii and blows struck. Judge Williams
L tlleged to have heaved an ink well at
J dge Sanders.
nothing will be given out at the of
fi 3 of the Governor here until such
t ?e as a formal requisition is received.
T ere appears to be some doubt, how
0 mt, as to whether Judge Williams will
n I urn to Welch without extradition.
1 socuting Attorney R. R. Smith, of
J: Dowell county, W. Va., has accord
i. ly made application to Governor
G isscock for requisition papers. Gov
e. or Glasscock has given no intimation
a> to whether or not he will honor the
a. plication, and he will not decide until
b has re-assumed his official duties at
Sixty-first Congress in Session.
Washington, Dec. 6. ?The two Houses
o? Congress convened today for the first
r< Malar session of the Sixty-first Con
g -as, but the day's proceedings were
ii great part of a social nature and
p ictically no business was transacted.
A joint committee was named by both
b? uses to wait upon the President and
te inform him that Congress was in ses
si n and ready for any business he
m.>;ht wish to lay before it. The Presi?
d? it's response will constitute his an?
nual message, the reading of which will
c ?aume practically all of tomorrow's
session of the two houses.
Washington, Dec. 7.?The Presdent's
m -ssage which was sent to ?Congress
ti I morning deals with the following
)ur relations with foreign govern
m-nts; the Monroe doctrine; the Nica
ri ruan trouble; the Far East; the De?
partment of State; Government expen?
d? ures and revenues; the Panama Ca
n ; Government economy; pensions;
tr ads in the collection of customs;
maximum and minimum clause of the
tariff act; tariff readjustments; War
a1. 1 Navy departments; Department of
J <tice?expedition in legal procedure,
injunctions; anti-trust and interstate
c? .nmerce laws; Postoffice Department;
p >tal savings banks; ship subsidy; In
t? -ior Department?New Mexico and
A izona; Alaska; conservation of nat?
ural resources; tbe white slave trade;
bt reau of health and political contribu?
Parsons is Hopeful.
Richmond, Va., Dec. 4.?John M.
P rsons, the Republican State Senator
fr ti Grayson county, stopped in Rich
m ?id on his way to Washington, where
h goes today to continue the prosecu
ti n of his contest for the seat now held
in ' Congress by Judge E. W. Saunders
ii the Fifth District. Judge Saunders
v. n the election by 91 votes. Mr. Par?
s', is declares that be believes that he
v 1 be a winner.
"Eliminating the constitutional ques
t i regarding the taking of Floyd coun
t from the district, and counting only
; ti .se votes which were manifestly m
t led to be voted for me. but on which
ti e voter marked out Judge Saunders'
n me and left mine and the lunatic's, I
b lieve I am entitled to the certificate
o: election," said Senator Parsons.
The contest, notice of which has al
rt ady been filed with the clerk of the
H j use of Representatives, will be laid
b fore the committee on Wednesday.
Will Erect Monument.
Wytheville, Va., Dec. 4.?It is pro?
posed by the Wythe Grey Chapter, U.
D. C, to erect a monument to Charlie
C. jckett, of this county, one of tbe ca?
di s who fell in the famous battle of
N w Market. His remains lie in an un
n rked grave in East End Cemetery.
A committee, consisting of Mrs. A. A.
C mpbell, Mrs. Stephen Putney ?and
. Sarah Dunn have been appointed
to consider the cost and designs of the
monument to be erected.
OF THINGS TO GIVE FOR
CHRISTMAS - PRESENTS!
ForLad i es
The Big Store is full of Christmas Presents?many of them put up in Beautiful Xmas
Boxes Come Early and get the best.
Republicans and Prohibition.
TazeweU, Va., Dec. 6, 1909.
Mr. Editor:? .
Replying to your two column editorial
in last week's issue of The TazeweU
Republican, under the heading "Keep
Out of the Fight. " I beg to say that I
did not support Mr. Bryan in 1896, but
voted for Mr. Levering, the Prohibition
candidate for President. On personal
grounds I did support Judge Williams
for Congress. In this deviation from
the path of political rectitude I had be?
fore me your example in 1894, when you
not only bolted Gen. Walker's nomina?
tion, but actually canvassed the dis?
trict for his opponent, Judge Morrisson.
I have heard that you made some very
bitter speeches against the Republican
nominee in that campaign. Therefore,
it seems to me that you are skating on
very thin ice when you criticise my po?
litical record, and you ought to remem?
ber the old adage that "those who live
in glass bouses should never throw
rocks. ' ' I suggest that we both plead
the statute of limitation on these slight
departures from the faith. Generally
it is never very safe for one to look too
too far back over his political record. '
The Republicans have long since for?
given you, and never did censure me for
this temporary absence from the ranks.
As evidence of this, I mention the fact
that about a year after I fell from
grace I was reinstated and made county
chairman of the party, and in 1901 was
elected to the State Senate; and you,
upon your penitence ?and confession,
have long since been admitted into the
inner circle of Republican councils.
Say now, Brother Pendleton, let the
dead past bury its dead, and we will
discuss the real issue.
THE REAL ISSUE.
You say, "The Statewide movement
is purely a political game that is being
played in Virginia by the leaders of the
Democratic party," * ? ? and that
it is "a cause that has proven itself in?
consistent and insincere."
I say that the'Statewide movement
under the leadership of the Anti-Saloon
League of Virginia is "the Church in
?action against the saloon."
In support of your contention you can
only cite the action of a few individuals
whom you suspect as using the League
for party political purposes.
In support of my statement of the
real issue I submit the action of church
conventions, conferences and associa?
tions as follows: In 1907, at the con?
vention of the Christian Churches held
?at Norfolk, Va., ?-?-operation was
pledged to the Anti-Saloon League in
I its effort to abolish the saloon. Again
the same convention in 1908 further de?
fined the Church's position on the liquor
question as follows:
1st. Tots) abstinence for individuals.
2nd Prohibition for the State and
3rd. A political party in power com?
mitted to this policy of State and Na?
tional Prohibition and the enforcement
of all laws.
The Holston Conference of the M. E.
Church, South, in 1909, at Johnson City,
Tenn., resolved, "That we recommend
a Statewide movement for the State of
Virginia in which the voice of the peo?
ple of the whole State may be heard,
either in legislative enactment, or in di?
rect expression at the ballot box, and
that we call upon the anti-saloon
LEAGUE OF VIRGINIA TO LEAD THIS
The Virginia Conference of the M. E.
Church, South, held in Newport News
j a few weeks later, passed a similar res
' olution in which the Anti-Saloon League
was made the agent to carry into effect
A few days later the Baptist General
Association of Virginia, held at Ports?
mouth, Va., passed strong resolutions
substantially in line with the foregoing
resolutions of the other churches.
Now, Mr. Editor, your statement
above quoted brands every preacher
and all tbe churches in Virginia with in?
consistency, insincerity or inexcusable
ignorance. For this you ought to apol?
ogize, and, so far as you can, make
reparation for the wrong you have
The question at issue is not only a
moral one, but is a great question of
governmental policy, iffecting every
man, woman and child in the State of
Virginia, regardless of their politics.
Therefore, I do not believe that the
About the Fit ot High Art Clothing
A suit is only as good as it fits?if the collar projects from
the neck, or if the shoulders slope, or if the front sags, puck?
ers or breaks?of what account is the quality of cloth, or the
smartness of cut or skill of the tailor?
High Art Clothes
fit?not only neck, shoulder,
under arms or over the front
?but all 0?r the body, becau.se
they are cut over individual patterns
and fitt .d on living forms
High Art Clothes
are a distinct achievement and
living force in the world of
superior men's dress, and an
absolutely satisfactory alterna?
tive for five but over-paid and
annoying custom work.
We pride ourselves upon our special HIGH ART models at
S17.50, S20.00, $22.50
and the more exact and extensive your knowledge of fine
clothes, greater will be your enthusiasm at these productions.
JOHN S. BQTTIMORE
Republican members of the General
Assembly will "Keep Out of the Fight"
on such an important issue, but that
every one of them will line up solidly in
favor of Statewide prohibition.
J. N. Harman.
Killing in Thompson Valley.
Upper Thompson Valley, in this coun?
ty, was the scene on last Saturday of a
killing which has greatly stirred che
citizens of that usually quiet and peace?
ful neighborhood. It seems that Wal?
ter Simpson and Charles Jones, between
whom bad blood had existed for more
than a year, met a shooting match
about one-half mile up the Valley from
the home of Mr. Stuart Thompson, at
which time the old trouble was renewed.
Simpson charged Jones with having
talked about him and with having
threatened his life. Jones denied that
that he bad ever done either, and as
he did so, got up from the pile of rock
on which he was sitting that the might
be in better position to defend himself
in case of attack. At this time neither
of the men were armed, Jones' gun be?
ing some feet away and Simpson having
none at all. After Jones had risen to
his feet the attitude of the two men
grew more threatening, hot words were
used, and before anyone could put forth
a hand to prevent, Simpson wrenched a
gun from the hands of his brother, Ira,
who was standing by and fired a charge
of shot into Jones' body, killing him
instantly. Simpson then left the scene
of the tragedy and up to this time all
efforts on the part of the county autho?
rities to locate him have proved unavail?
ing. The general supposition is that
Simpson will surrender himself with?
in the next two or three days and en?
deavor to obtain his release by giving
Catarrh Cannot Bo Cured
with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they
cannot reach the seat of the disease.
Catarrh is a blood or constitutional dis?
ease, and in order to cure it you must
take internal remedies. Hall's Catarrh
Core is taken internally, and acts directly
on the blood and mucous surfaces. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is not a quack mediciue.
It was prescribed by one of the best phy?
sicians in this country for years and is a
regular prescription. It is composed of
the txpst tonics known, combined with
the best blood purifiers, acting directly on
the mucous surfaces. The perfect combi?
nation of the two ingredients is what pro?
duces such wonderful results in curing ca?
tarrh. Send for testimonials free.
F. J. Ch-miy A Co., Props.,
Sold bv druggists, price 76c.
? Take Hall's Family Pills for constipa?
Wants New River Locked.
Mr. James G. Litz, of Pocahontas,
who has been appointed to the National
Rivers and Harbor Congress, has pre?
pared a bill which he will present to
that body at its meeting in Washing?
ton, D. C , this week, and endeavor to
have the national Congress set upon it
during its present session.
Mr. Litz proposes having New River
locked as far as Glen Lynn, Va., which
is on the State line of the two Virginias,
and at a point where the Norfolk and
Western and Virginian railways inter?
sect, thus affording water traffic to a
vast section of Southern West Virginia
and Southwest Virginia.
Mr. Litz has received much encour?
agement, and believes that if he does
not get his bill acted upon at this meet?
ing of Congress that it will be at an
early day taken up by the national gov?
Dits in Wytheville.
Wytheville, Va., Dec. 6.?Captain
Julius A. Brown, a prominent citizen i
of Wytheville, died at his residence on
Franklin street this morning. Captain
Brown was born in Washington, Illinois,
on the 3rd of September, 1836, and
served as Captain in the Federal army
during the Civil War. He was married
three times, his last wife being Mrs.
Nannie Stuart, of this place. He was
prominent in Masonic circles, being a
Knights Templar. He hsd been also
major general of the division of the
lakes of patriarch militant, I. O. O. F.
His remains, which were taken to his
old home in Illinois, were escorted to
the depot by the Masons and Odd Fel?
Tazewell Lodge, No. 62, Elects Officers.
At a stated communication of Taze?
well Lodge, No 62, A. F. and A. M.,
held in their hall on last Monday night
the following officers were elected and
installed for the ensuing year:
R. O. Crockett, W. M. ; E. L. Greever,
S. W.; F. W. Pendleton, J. W.; W. T.
Gillespie, Treas. ; Jno. S. Bottimore.
Sec'y; T. A. Repase, S. D.; H. Claude
Pobst, J. D.; O. A. Bennett, Tiler;
Revs. W. H. Kelly, C. R. Brown, C. B.
Linkous, G. C. Rector and C. W. Kelly,
Child Strangled to Death.
Spartanburg, S. C, Dec., G.-With
the bands of his jacket collar caught in
a small hook in the door, 9-year-old W.
i M. Pendleton, this afternoon was found
dead from strangulation in the bath?
room of his home here. It is supposed
that the boy climbed on a chair to reach
a towel and fell off, the collar of his
jacket catching on the hook.
The boy was the son of Rev. W. H.
K. Pendleton, who came here from
Wytheville, Va., to become rector of
the Episcopal church of the Advent.
Floyd B. Hurt Dead.
Abingdon, Va., December 4.?Floyd
B. Hurt, 77 years old, for the past half
century prominently connected with the
large business interest of this section,
died at his home near tbis place last
night. He came to Abingdon from
Campbell county when the old Virginia
and Tennessee railroad was completed,
and embarked in business.
After the war Mr. Hurt was employ?
ed for many years by Stuart & Palmer
as superintendent of the Holston Salt
and Plaster Company.
Captured After Many Years.
Bristol, Tenn., Dec. 5.?A message
from Spokane, Wash., announce? that,
after a flight of 6,000 miles, Grat M.
Walk, a former Bristol police officer,
wanted for the murder of Houston Chil- j
dress, a fellow-officer, seven years ago, I
has been captured by Detective Ed !
Cline. Cline is said to be on his way to
Bristol with his prisoner. After the
murder Walk surrendered, but later
made his escape. There is still about
$1,000 reward offered for tbe fugitive.
Man Convicted of Sextuple Murder in Buch?
anan County May Yet Escape the Elec?
tric Chair?Attorney Preparing Case
For The Supreme Court.
Roanoke, Va. Dec. 4.?A large num?
ber of citizens have visited the jail here
to see Howard Little, who is charged
with the murder of six people in Buch?
anan county, and nearly all have come
away with doubts about the guilt of the
man. Among those who have visited
Little is Mr. W. W. Huff, a prominent
business man, who lived for some time
in that section. After a talk with Lit?
tle he came to the conclusion that he
ought to have a new trial. Judge N. H.
Hairston has stated that if a new trial
can be gotten for Little he will defend
him free of charge.
Little has received from his attorney,
Bert T Wilson, of Lebanon, a letter
stating that he is taking steps to bring
the case to the attention of the Court
of Appeals, and that he had written the
authorities of the penitentiary at Rich?
mond not to remove him from the Roan?
oke jail until after the Court of Appells
had had an opportunity to pass on the
Little passes his days quietly, and to
look at him, one would never suppose
that he rests under the shadow of doom.
He looks strong and healthy, and judg?
ing by his appearance, he will meet his
A number of the citizens here are in?
terested in the case and will do all they
can to secure for the condemned man a
Men's fancy Hosiery, 4 pairs to box,
assorted colou, put up in beautiful
Xmas boxes. A good Xmas gift.
Harrisson & Gillespie Bros.
?Five Eligible to Scholarship,
Of five young men who took the ex?
aminations at the University of Virginia
in October for the Cecil Rhodes scholar?
ship at Oxford University, England,
five passed successfully. Among those
who passed successfully was William A.
Stuart, son of Mr. John J. Stuart, of
Abingdon, who led with a higher per
centagc than any of the other cc*nt??M
ants. Of the other four who success?
fully stood the examination, three were
Virginians, the other from the District
of Columbia. The selection of the ap?
pointee rests with a committe of which
President Alderman, of the University
of Virginia, is chairman, and which will
make its selection on December 15.
Misses and children's Handkerchiefs,
put up in dainty Xmas boxes, ut The
Harrisson & Gilloepie Bros.
Killed in Texas.
Laredo, Texas, Dec. 4. ?C. L. Davis,
whose home is given rather indefinitely
as "Russell county," Virginia, was shot
and killed tonight by Ofilia Hale, who
gives her home as the same as the de?
ceased. The cause attributed for the
shooting is alleged failure to fulfill a
promise of marriage.
Ladies and gentlemen's Handker?
chiefs, put up i dozen to box, in beauti?
ful Xmas boxes. Just what you want.
Harrisson & Gillespie Bros.
For Bond Issue,
Pulaski, Vs., December 4.?On elec?
tion for bond issue in Pulaski district,
for which election was held today in
this county, the bond issue has carried
by 100 majority.
A beautiful Four-in-hand Tie, put up
in a fancy Xmas box. A nice present
for your sweetheart.
Harrisson & Gillespie Bros.
PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW
with us for Sealshipt Oysters, Cran?
berries, Dressed Turkeys, Seedless
Raisins and Cnrrants, Nuts, Fruits,
Eaeh of the above items we agree
to deliver in prime condition and of
a quality inferior to none?and all
at prices to make you laugh.
J. w. MOSS,
Successor to Spotts Bros.