TAZEWELL, VA., THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1912
The Superdreadnought Teias, Launched At
Newport News Last Saturday, is The
World's Greatest Sea Fighter.
With the launching at Newport News,
Saturday of the superdreadnought T?>xas
the American navy counted as its proud
possession the biggest and the most
powerful battleship the world has ever
seen. The Texas, with all her stores
aboard, will displace 28.3G7 tons or 1,000
tons more the Dreadnought Arkansas,
now about ready for commission. She
is 573 feet long, 95 feet 2* inches beam,
so that she will have almost 15 feet to
spare in passing through the Panama
canal locks. Her draft will be 28 feet
G inches, and her speed 21 knots. The
27,000 horsepower required to maintain
this speed will be developed in the case
of the Tezas by twin screw vertical,
triple expansion engines of the old type,
which American naval engineers declare
are the most economical and reliable for
The Texas was launched 13 months
from the date her keel was laid, prac?
tical demonstration of the ability of
American shipwrights to turn out war?
ships as rapidly as any nation in the
world. The Texas will be the first ship
in the world to carry 14-inch (?tuns. She
will have 10 of them distributed in five
turrets, arranged on a central line from
stem to stern. The biggest guns now
afloat in the American navy are the 13
inch rifles of the famous old Oregon
type, while the best the British navy
can do is to point their 13 5 inch guns
on their latest battle ships. In addition .
to these monster guns the new Ameri- j
can ship will carry lf> 5 inch rifles in :
place of the little 3 and 4-inch (runs that
were formerly regarded as sufficient for
the secondary battery. The increase
ing size and power of the torpedo boat
destroyers and the enormous speed of
the cruisers has brought about this
doubling of the power of the secondary
battery, which must be relied upon for
quick work in meeting these attacks.
The Texas will be clothed with armor
in plenty; not only over her vitals, but
even over the ordinarily exposed ends
of the ship. In conformity with the
new rule adopted by the Navy depart?
ment, the details of it? thickness and
and general disposition are withheld
from publication. The Texas will not
go into commission until December 17th,
next year. As she emerges from the
builders' hands her total cost will be
The launching of the great ship drew
tu th.- yard? of the Newport News Ship?
building C'lrr.pany a notable gathering
of tiistingushed perse .->. President
Taft ?as represented l.y Secretary
Meyer, who came- down from Washing
ten with his family and his naval aid,
LiU'Ut. Commar.der Palmer, on the
Prvsidential yacht, ?isyliower. There
was a liberal sprinkling of senators and
representatives, most of the heads of
the great naval bureaus, Gov. Colquitt
of Texas, with a numerous delegation
from that State, Gov. Mann of Virginia
with his staff, and little Miss Claudia
Lyon, daughter of Col. Cecial Lyon,
Republican National committeeman
from Texas, sponsor of the Texas.
The New York which is being built at
the New York navy yard, and which
will probably be launched in July, is a
sister-ship to the Texas.
Lutherans in Session.
The Southern Conference of the Vir?
ginia Synod in the Lutheran Church met
in Harrissonburg on Tuesday and will
Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock the
opening sermon was delivered by Rev
J. J. Scherer, pastor of the First Luth?
eran Church, of Richmond.
Wednesday morning the first business
session of the conference was held, at
which time reports on the state of the
church was heard. At 11 o'clock Rev.
C. A. Marks, of Waynesboro, preached,
following which conferential commun?
ion was held In the afternoon at 2
o'clock? "Child Training in the Home"
was discussed by Rev. W. P. Huddle,
of Madison. One hour later the matter
of "Family Prayer" was discussed in
an eloquent and forcible manner by
Rev. J. W. Shuey, of Portsmouth. The
sermon at night was by Rev. C.
Brown Cox, of Norfolk.
The program for today will be:
9 a. m.?Business session. 10 o'clock,
paper on Article XIV Augsburg Con?
fession, by Rev. B. S Dasher, of Mid
dlebrook. 11 o'clock, sermon by Rev.
J. F. Bruch, of Waynesboro. 2 p. m.,
business session. 3 o'clock, discussion
of Topic, "Our Need of Ministers, How
to Supply It," by Rev. J. A. Morehead,
D. D., president of Roanoke College.
The closing sermon will be delivered
tonight by Rev. A. D. R. Hancher, of
W. D. Roberts, founder of the "Back
Home" movement to the south, re?
ceived the following letter from a cor?
respondent in Illinois:
Watseka, III., May 15, 1913.
Mr. W. D. Roberts,
Editor "Back Home" Magazine,
Ashville, N. C.
Dear Sir:?I received the "Back
Home' magazine sent me by a friend
in Virginia and enjoyed every line and
picture in it, for it waa all so true. I
have of ten thought of '-back home"
since I left the south fovr ?, ears axe-,
but since reading the magazine I desiro
to be there more than I ever have be?
Like many others, I have been eon
vinced by advertising that the west was
the only country in the word; but when
I came I found it was not. The south?
ern states are just as good?much bet?
ter in many respecta, and the land will
produce just as much per acre if it is
taken ear? of as well as the land out
here. Virginia land is just as good, and
people who have come west from Vir?
ginia are finding that out. Thenwhv,
indeed, not go "back home?" The time
is coming soon when they will, and I tn
one of them. I am farming 320 acres ;
here and have been successful, but I:
expect to settle down in some part of
Virginia among my f rien Is, "bac*
home, " if God spares my life awhile
The "back home" call gets close to
me. I have a good many friends in the
west to whom I am going to bave you
send the "Back Home" Magazine. I
will send you their names and the cash
a little later, I know some of them
want to go back to the south, and they
will show the magazine to a good many
others who have failed to find what
they looked for in the far west. The
"back home" movement is a great
plan. Youra. truly,
R. M. STRONG.
The editor of the "Back Home'' Mag?
azine, to whom the above letter was
written, advises that on receipt of 8
cents to cover postage he will send free
a copy to your friend in the west, but
none will be sent except to persons i:i
Emory News Briefs.
Emory, Va.. May 21. 1912
Mrs T. R. Handy returned from an
extended trip to Alabama this week.
Prof. John N. Brown and wife spent
Sundsy at Atkins, Va., with his parents.
W. B. Peters is having a new addition
built to his dwelling, which adds much
to its appearance and comfort.
Prof. C. A. Brown, principal of the
high school at Narrows, Va., was oi
the campus Tuesday the 14th.
l'rof. R. N. Ellntt, principal of tho
high school at Sugar Grove, Va., visit?
ed on the campus Tuesday the 14th.
Bishop R. G. Waterhouse, ex-presi?
dent of Emory and Henry College, ?a
expected on the campus in a few days
Prof L. W. Crawford will spend th?!
summer in New York City as instructo:
in the summer term of Columbia Uni
W. M. Bunts preacnes an Odd Fellow
sermon Sunday the 19th, at 3:00 p. m.
at Bourne Memorial Church in W.
Financial Agent S. B. Vatlfht, was
here Wednesday closing ouf a deal, s. II
n tf Mrs. Barrett of Lenoir City, 1 ntv
to the amount of 18,000.
K. P. Carroll closed out hii
work as teacher and preachi-rat Konna
rock. Va , and now enter?-d Emory and
Henry College for another year.
Senior David S. Hogg, goes to Port
Gibson, Miss., to enter Chamberlain
Hunt Presbyterian Academy as teacher
of English with a handsome salary.
Dr. J. P. McConnell went to Rich?
mond, Va., Thursday the lfjih, return?
ing this morning, where he attended a
business meeting in connection with
The delegates for the summer con?
ference of the Y. M. C. A., to be held
at Black Mountain, N. C, is being as?
sembled, consisting of ten young men
from this college.
T. G. Litz, who went to Syracuse, N.
Y., representing the State of Virginia
in the Eastern Prohibition Oratorical
Contest reports his winning fouith
plrce out of about eight states rep?
The Daughters of tho Confederacy
are preparing a program for Decoration
Day in honor of the Confederate soldiers
buried in the cemetery at this place.
Stale s Attorney. S. W. Williams will
be the speaker of the day.
At a business meeting of the Athletic
Association Wednesday, May loth, the
following officers were elected for next
year: President, Chas. C. Weaver;
Vice-President, Phil D Morelock; Sec?
retary Tennis, E. T. Browder; Captain
Baseball Team, C. L. Logan; Captain
Basket Ball Team, Sam Saffell.
On Wednesday night, May 22nd, be?
ginning at 7:45, an evening entertain?
ment consisting of three plays namely,
"Reveries of a Bachelor"; "The Silent
System," and "The Sweet Family,"
will be given by the young ladies of the
community for the benefit of the Y. M.
C. A., and Athletic Association.
Card of Thanks.
Mr. C. F. Wall is grateful to his
1 many friends and neighbors for the
! consideration and sympathy bhown hin
| in his recent bereavement in the deali
? of his wife. The constant attentioi
and faithful service rendert?d by tha
Doctors and nurses and kind friends is
appreciated, not only by the afil?ete 1
husband but by the family of tue dt
ce>ased, and her many Meada ne th.
You tret a written guarantee with
every Ring that Pobat sells, and lie wi.l
? refund your money if it is not exactly aa
1 he tells you.
A pretty wed.ling was solemnized at '
the home at bride near Kmbreeviile,
Tein., oa W'.dresday of last week,
when Miss Mabel Stuart Gammon be- ?
cam? the brido of Mr. Jeans F. Draper, '
a former residen! of this place. The
bri.ii- i ames freim one of the oldest am)
best famili. - <f the beautiful ?ola- i
chuckey Valley, and is universally loved
for the puritv ard sweetness of charac- !
ter anil diepositioB which are hers. Mr. I
Draper it the sr>n of Mr and Mrs. W. j
L. Draper, who up to a few years ago !
Wit-' residents of this place, but now j
living in WytheviUe. Following the!
ceremony t h ?? ?ui'ipv young couple left '
for Washington. New York, Niagara i
Falls and other points for an extended |
bridal tour. Returning they will take j
up their reaioVneo in Erwin, Tenn-,
where Mr. Draper holds a position in i
the motive power department of the
Carolina, C?nchfield and Ohio Railway.
Closing Exercises at The V. P. I.
The program for the V. M. I. finals at
Blacksburg, has been arranged and in?
cludes sermons tnd speeches by notable
men, the usual number of drills and
dress parades and attractive dances.
Tuesday, June 11th, will be "Alumni
Day," when in nldition to the usual ex?
ercises the Conrad Memorial Tablet will
be presented by Senator Claude A.
Swanson, an alumnus of the college.
The complete program is:
Friday, June 7th, 5 p m.?Battalion
9 p. m. ? Junior-Senior German.
Saturday, Jun?> 8th, 8:30 p. n>.?Cele?
bration of Litera -y Societies.
Sunday, June 9th, 11 a m. ? Bacca?
laureate Sermon by Rt. Rev. A. M.
Randolph, of Norfolk.
8:30 p. m. ? Address to the Y. M. C.
A. by Bishop Randolph
Monday, June 10th, 11 a. m.? Address
before the Literary Societies by Dr. I".
W. Martin, of Woman's College, Lynch
10 p. m.? Senior Promenade.
Tuesday, June 11th, 9 a. m.?Annual
meeting ot General Alumni Association.
11 a. m.?Address before association
by Henry A. Wise, followed by the pre?
sentation of Conrad Tablet by Senator
Swanson. These will be followed by
the Alumni luncheon, the "sham bat?
tle," illumination of campus, the annu?
al smoker and the senior german.
Wednesday. June 12th, 10:30 a. m.?
Formation for procession to Commence?
ment Hall, the delivery of diplomas by
IV' si.lent Barringer and address to the
graduating class by Mr. EL F. Spinney,
of Kansas City, Mo.
10 p. m.?Final Ball.
Hon. L. B. Johnson, president of the
Norfolk nnii Western Railway, delivered
.-ski the German Hall of the
. A r.: 29th that was heard
with deep inter? ' by an audience that
Ailed the largi room. Mr. Johnson's
?abject '? ireati Profes
li ?i . ? Earth," and I'nis he declared to
: ore. dwelling at
length on the tendency of young men to
leave the country for the oven
eiL.es. the poesil :ities for advancement
?Jim.; lie in the study of agriculture and
th" n,:ed for trained men in every field
of the pi ta ?r.t.-resting paper
that should bo. republished for general
Rock, W. Va., May 21.
Dr. and Mrs. Vermaliam were visit?
ing Mrs. Tragg Sunday.
Mrs. J. Mason Bailey has returned
from a three v-eks visit to her old
home in Franklir. county.
Mi?s Lucy Simpson, one of the nurses
at the hospital here, is visiting relatives
in Tazewell county this week.
The little Burkes boy, who had his
legs cut off some time ago, was able to
be taken to bis home at King ?Siding
Mrs. Lonly Moaslow, of Glen Lyn,
is recoving nicely from an operation
which she underwent in the hospital at
this place last week.
The Holiness people have been hold?
ing a big meeting at this place for the
past three weeks. Seven converts were
baptized on last Sunday.
Commencing May 26th Pullman sleep?
er service will be established Winston
Salem, N. C, and New York via Shen
andoah Valley, Hsgerstown. Harrison
burg and Philadelphia, leaving Winston
Salem 2:00 p. m., daily; return service,
leaving New York 6 34 p. m., and
Philadelphia 8:53 p. m. Dining car
service north of Koanoke.
The sleeper now operated Gary, W.
Va., New York will be changed to Gary,
? Firat-clasB service for Atlantic City,
New Jersey Seashore Resorts and the
North. Dining cart. Gary and Shenan
W. B. BEVILL,
Genera) Passenger Agent
Order ot the Eastern Star.
Tazewe-I Chapter will hold its regu?
lar me.''iii|/rt <>r. the second Friday in
each mont!, nt 7 p. m. during the win?
ter ami 8 p. ro. ?iiring the summer.
.1 meetings ?t the call of the
Mrs C A Thomi-son, W. M.
Miss Tkula Kiskr, A. M.
' J. N. Hassan, W. P.
P0UNDIN6 MILL NEWS.
Items Gathered by Our Correspondent About
People Down the Clinch.
Pounding Mill, Va., May 21.
Born, to Mr and Mrs. Charles Chris?
tian, a fine daughter.
Miss Mattie Sayers spent Saturday
and Sunday visiting friends at Spring
Miss Rebekah Davis returned last
week from visiting her brother in Cin?
David Cable, who has been Buffering
from blood poison, is able to be out on
Mrs Susan RingstafT is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. William Mu'key, in Gra?
ham thi-? week.
Mrs. Alex Riley and Miss Lettie
RingstafT were visiting friends in Rich
lands last week.
Miss Margaret Williams and niece,
Miss Florence Harris, arc visiting rela?
tives in Grundy.
Miss Mary Belle Altizer entertained
a number of her friends on Monday eve?
ning in honor of her birthday.
Miss Jessie O'Keeffe, of Tazewell,
spent yesterday and today with her sis?
ter, Mrs. R. K. Gillespie, of this place.
The Odd Fellows from this place ex?
pect to participate in the Decoration
Day exercises at Bandy on next Sunday
W. M. Cecil, of Hot Springs. Ark.,
spent yesterday and last night at this
place with his relatives, W. B Steele,
J. T. Altizer returned Friday from
Alexandria. Va., where he went as a
representative of the local lodge to the
State Council of Red Men.
Mrs. Lena Altizer, of Maxwell, and
Miss Lettie Lovell. of Richlands, visited
their father, Mr. John Lovell, at this
place Saturday and Sunday.
Choctaw Gardner, of Richlands, was !
here today looking over the old baryta
mill property. Steele, Hurt & Com?
pany are contemplating the erection of
an SO-barrel flouring mill.
Lena, the little 7-year-o!d daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Altizer was cut right
painfully in the leg by a nail in a gate
at her home the other day Dr. Smith
rendered the necessary medical atten?
tion, and the little patient is doing
Mrs. W. B. Steele and mother, Mrs.
J. Marion McGuire, of Cedar Bluff, at?
tended the lecture by Mrs. Ropp at
Tazewell Tuesday night, being the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Wynn
and family while there.
Thefii.nds of Mrs. Claude Trivett
were ?-orry to hear of her death, which
occurred today at Richlands. She is !
survived by her husband and two child- |
ren. who have the sympathy of the en- !
tire community. She was before her
marriage a Miss Long, of Maxwell.
Following is the program for the quar?
terly meeting at this place, which con
v? n?'s here r:?'.xt week:
Tuesday?11 a. m. preaching, follow?
ed by a session of the quarterly confer?
ence. Preaching again at 8 p. m.
Weilnesday ?11 a. m. preaching, f?.l
lowed by the sacrament. The public is
cordi.il!> invited to at'end.
The meeting will be followed by pro?
tracted services, conducted by Rev. C.
A. Pangle, assisted by Rev. R. r J r
rell, of Wilmore, Ky., and Rev. W. L
Lebanon, Va , May 21.
Mr. Moore, of Roanoke, Va., spent a
few days in town last week.
Mr. Ed. Greever, of Tazewell was
here on leg-1 business iast week.
Mr. F. M. Kelly, who has been visit?
ing in Johnson City, has returned to his
Mr. Earl Pruner and family, of West
Virginis, are visiting Mr and Mrs. J. A
Mrs. D. K. Banner left last week for
the purpose of visiting her daughter in
Miss Adi Aldercm, who ha:' b? en
visiting friends in Honaker, Va., has
returned to her home here.
McReynolds, who seriously stabbed
Combs at Cleveland a day or two ago,
has been captured and lodged in jail
here. It is thought that the wound of
Combs will prove fatal.
Mr. Lawrence D. Goner, of Norfolk,
Va., was here last week defending the
insurance company in the case of Mays
administrator, vs. the Russell Fork
Charles M. Jenks, jr. operated on at
the Lewis-Gale hospital, in Koanoke,
last week for acute appendicitis, is, his
friends will be glad to know, much im?
proved. His father accompanied him
The Veterans of Browne- II aaman
Camp will meet at Tazewell Court
House on June S, Memorial Day prompt?
ly at 10 a. ru., for the election of? fiicers
and to transact other busines.
By order of
JAS. P. WHITMAN, Commandkr.
Boyer & Co have just received a
manufacturer's sample line of Letfttl er
Goods, which includes Purses, Pocket
books, Card Cases, Cigar Cases, Ladies'
, Handbags, etc.,?over ?500 pieces, no
Roosevelt Wave Roils Or.
On the face of the returns available
from Tuesday's presidential preferen?
tial primary in Ohio, indications are
that Colonel Thedore Roosevelt has car?
ried the state over President Taft by
something like 50.000 majority. This
overwhelming victory will give Colonel
Roosevelt the six delegates at large
from Ohio, and he will probably control
two-thirds of the district delegates to
the Republican National Convention.
Following the receipt of news from
the primary, the Taft headquarters in
Washington declined to comment on the
result in Ohio until more complete re?
turns had been announced, but Senator
Dixon, manager for Colonel Roosevelt,
issued a statement in which he said:
"There is no further room for argu?
ment. Ohio has spoken. By a major?
ity of probably 50,000 she has declared
for Theodore Roosevelt as the republi?
can nominee for President. Roosevelt
will have forty-eight delegates in Mr.
Taft's own state
"Theodore Roosevelt will be nomi?
nated as the republican candidate for
President on the first ballot at Chicago,
and will be elected in November by the
biggest majority ever given a presi?
dential candidate. This is the end of
Woodrow Wilson carried the state on
the democratic ticket over Judson Har?
mon, his opponent, by about 10.000 ma?
jority. Thus the Buckeye State swat?
ted both her native sons.
Death of Mrs. Wall.
It seems but yesterday that Mr. Frank
Wall brought pretty Miss Mary Claytor
from Thompson Valley to his home here,
a bride, but on Sunday her fair form
was laid for its endless sleep in Maple
wood cemetery. An acute attack of
uremia, following chronic appendicitis,
was the cause of her sudden death. The
funeral services were held on Sunday
afternoon at the Wall residence by the
Rev. W. W. Carson. To the young
husband, the bereaved mother and many
friends and relatives goes out the sym?
pathy of the entire community.
Floyd Allen Convicted.
Floyd Allen, first of the Carroll coun?
ty desperadoes to be tried for the kill?
ing of Judge T. L. Massie, Common?
wealth's Attorney W. M Foster and
three other persons in the court house
at Hillsville a short time ago, was on
last Friday in the circuit court at vVythe
ville, convicted of murder in the first
degree. Following this conviction,
Claude Swanson Allen, son of Hoyd,
was arraigned for trial, charged with
the killing of Judge Mas.-ie, and evidence
in his cast? is now being heard by the
jury. Sidna Allen and Wesley Edwards,
the two most desperate of the clan, con?
tinue at large.
Cove Creek News.
Cove Creek, Va., May 23.
Rev. W. W. Hicks will preach at this
place Sunday at 11 a. m.
Mr M. J. Dutton, of Groseclose was
visiting friends here Sunday.
Mr. Ed Wynn, of Burkes Garden,
was visiting friends here Sunday.
Mr. Ed Gregory visited his sister,
Mrs. T. L. Shufflehanrer, Saturday and
The Misses Higginbotham took a
party of friends in the Cove kodaking
Mrs. Evelyn Henderson, of Kimtiall,
W. Va., is visiting her parents Mr. and
Mrs. J E. Gilliam.
T. L. Shulllebarger and J. H. Crab
tree attended the quarterly meeting in
Burkes Garden Sunday.
Mr. A. E. Jennings, of Bluefield, W.
Va., was calling on Miss Lucy Stimson
Sunday who was visiting here.
Misses Lula and Rose Stimson of
Rocky Gap, and Miss Lucy Stimson, of
Adkins, Va., were visiting their Aunt
Mrs. Higginbotham Saturday and Sun?
Burkes Garden Local News.
Burkes G ?mien, Va., Ma. 21.
II P Eagle spent last week in New?
Mr. and Mrs. M Casst-ll and children
are visiting relatives in Wytheville.
Mrs T. R. Boiling and children and
the formers father, Steve Fox, are visit
ing Mrs. Jim Repasa in Bristol.
Hugh McMeans had hia leg badly
broken Sunday afternoon by being ac
cidently thrown from his buggy.
The many Meads of Miss EttaGreere r
will be pleased to know that she is get
ting along nicely at the hospital at
The friends of Min* Alma Henirger
will be sorry to bear that she ia fixing
to go to Richmoiid f?.r an operation
The Quarterly Meeting ?as held in |
the Glade church Saturday and Sunday
and every ono who atteniied had a very
enjoyable time. Prof. EL M Eagle and
wife rendered beautiful music.
Build Branch Roads into Coal Fields.
The Louinville and N. shville, the
Chesapeake and Ohio and Norfolk and
W ex tern railways are all building branch
lines in order to reach the rich coal de?
posits of Eastern Kentucky, which are
soon to be developed. The Norfolk and
ffestora is building from Williamson,
W. Va, down Pond Creek, in order to
(reach extensive coal properties lying
along this creek, and which are now be?
ing opened. The Norfolk and Western
and Chesapeake and Ohio are building
connections with the coal fields about
Jenkins, Ky., where the Empire Coal
Corporation is spending $40,000,000 in
making developments. The company is
building mining towns and opening up
mines at immense cost. These opera
l tions will hardly be ready for the market
before next year.
The worst mistake one is likely to
make in painting is wrong paint, it is
; easy to make this year when paint is so
We all say "Ours is the best"; and
?there are 1000 of us. One is best;
I but a dozen are so near on a level that
j no one knows, for sure, that his is the
The worst paints are worse liars; they
know what they are, put-on a bold face,
; and brazen it out.
Their one true argument is low price;
but low-price paint is always, must be,
i a fraud; it is made to cheat cheatable
John E Jackson sells it.
? LOCAL AND PERSONAL. ?
NOTICE We have decided to pay
for the present 26 cents for good mer?
H G. and M. L PEERY.
May Z\. North Tazewell. Va.
June promises to be a veritable month
of brides in our little town. Already
the marriages of three of our fairest !
belles has been announced, and as one
young Miss expressed it, "their ex?
ample may prove an epidemic."
Among those attending the democrat?
ic state convention in Norfolk today are
the following from this county: Judge
S. C. Graham and A S Higginbotham.
of this place; R. B, Williamson and S.
N HulTard. of Craham, and A. W.
Landon, of P. eahontas.
Henry Crockett, who has been in
Texas and other southwestern ptRtes
for th'^ past year and a half, catching
the spirit of the "back home ' move?
ment now pervading that section, ar?
rived here Saturday to again make
Tazewell his home.
The announcement of C enfederate
Decoration Day, appearing in last
week's issue as on June r.Oth, should
have read June 3rd. as the beautiful
ceremony of decorating the grav. s ? f
our fallen heroes will be observi'd the
first Monday in June.
Ascension Day will be ob.ervi! t??.
Clinch Valley ?"ommandery. No. Jo. K
T., by public se-vices at the Main street
Methodist church on rex: Sunday at 11
a. m. Rev. E E Wiley will preach a
special sermon on the occasion, and vis?
iting Sir Knights are invited to attend.
Salesman's line samples of Ladies
Hand Bhits, Pocket Hooks ami Purses
ard leather goods at wholesale prices
The commencement exercises of the
high school will be held at the chapel on
next Wednesday evening at h o'clock,
at which time the diplomas, medals and
scholarships will be awarded to the
graduating class. The program is not
yet complete, and cannot b?' published.
Zacharia Belcher, a well known farm
<>r living near Shawver Mi Is. died su?l
ilenly on Monday from a h. mmorhage
of the brain o . Saturdaj be erees ab. ut
his wo'k as o*ual, I u*. on Sui
taken ill, the end foil wir g on M
lie ?s survived by his widow aidti..
children, one son an?! four ?laughters
The General Assembly of the Presby?
terian Church in session in Louisville.
Ky , on Monday \?>t'?l to meet in At?
lanta, Ga., in 1913 The southern wing
of the Church will meet there at the
same time. This probably fin?? sail an
. tTort to find a basis on which to unite
th>- two divisions of the C.lurch in tr.i
Ellen Morton, the seven year old
daughter of Mr. ar.d Mrs J E Morton,
of G'aham, was on Tuesday bitten bj ?
bulldog belonging to Rev J E Sr.ri-g,
the Methodist minister h> Grnham, an.1
'ght painfully hurt The child, wi'b
s-v? ral companions, had gone on*o the
parsonage lawn to play when attacked
by the vicious animal. It isn't thought
the child's injuries are fatal
The Music Club will give a three act
play at the high school chapel tomorrow
night a? 8 o'clock. This club has made
an enviab'e rep'itati >n 'or tbeir musical
ability and have presented mu^ic. Is,
op? rettas and concerts above I
age of amateur performances. A drama
i? an entirely new venture for this club
but judging from the dramatic skiii dis?
play o in the presentation of th*' vari?
ous operettas by the club the play Fri?
day night will be well worth the price
of admission which will be 50 cents for
adults and 25 cents for children.
The senior editor of the Clinch Valley
News is carrying around a "boated"
nose, the result of being thrown fr. m
his horse, which became frightened at a
passing automobile. In this reaped it
may be said, there is some ca^.
among some of the automohilists here
as to running too fast and running at
night without lighls, ar?i some are using
their muffler cut out too much. l>?t
thee be a tightening of the lines be?
fore a fatal accident happens. The su
tomobilista ought to do this themselves
i before the authorities are compelled to
Preparations Are Being Made For The Great?
est Exhibition In the History of The As
scciation?September 17-19 the Dates
The executive committee of the Taze?
well Fair Association held a meeting in
thecifice^ the secretary on Monday
night, and took steps to make the fair,
to be held September 17th, 18th and
l'Jth, bigger and better than ever.
The first thing decided on by the com?
mittee was to abide by the action of the
Virginia, Carolinas and Georgia Circuit
of Fairs, to declare all stake races to go
regardless of the number of entries it
being the concensus of opinion that such
action would bring us better races, as
the foreign stables would arrange to
bring their string of horses here, if as?
sured the races would not be canceled
on account of not enough entries. The
secretary read a protest against this
condition from the secretary of the Au?
gusta, (Ga .) Fair Association, but the
MBt of the Association here was
to sustain action of the president. Ma?
jor Samuel Walton, of Falbe Mills, who,
at a recent meeting of the secretaries
of the circuit, insisted this was the best
way to secure good racing in this sec?
The questions of attractions, adver?
tising and arrangement of displays were
discussed and it was agreed to take vig?
orous action action to make tne displays
in all departments the best ever seen on
the local grounds.
The ?juestion of a Chil ?ren's Depart?
ment was discussed at length but de?
cided not to make a separate depart?
ment for them now, but arrange for
? '? premiums in the various depart?
ment to be accorded to children, under
sixteen years of age, who would sjbmit
Bens of their own work for com?
petition, among themselves and not to
be juJirt-d by the standards adopted for
judging the work of adults in the same
It was also decided, so far as coul?! be
done, to si cure spoe lelists in the various
departments to act as judges to insure
h fair, imi artial and ju-t judgment of
the exhibits Arrangements were made
for the paying of the expenses of
j'J'ig? s, superintendents and their assist?
ant-- sod for this amount to be sufficient
to cover the paying of the way of these
officers into the grounds as it was the
intention to cut down the pass system
to a mininum
The following were appointed as su
nennt. r.dcnts of the various depart
Ho s?s : nd Track, C. J. Moss; Cat.le.
Sheep un?i Hoga, John Got-e; Agricult?
ure. J A. I.-she; Poultry, A. S Gree
ver; Minerals and Timber, J. N. Har
nmn; Entomology, Dr. Isaac Peirce;
Domestic, Mra. L A. Tynes; Needle?
work. Mrs Isaac Peirce with Mrs. H.
C. Pobst as assistant.
Dr. R. P. Copenhaver was appointed
marshal; F red Steel in charge of assign?
ment of stalls, and W. G. O'Brien as
The meeting was full of enthusiasm
and each one felt that Tazewell was the
best county in the state and deserving
of th?' verv best fair and left with the
determination that each individual of
the committee woeaM use their utmost
endeavor to see that it had such a fair.
A large crowd, c eosidering tr>e othe?
attractions in >ur city, greet? : Sin . I
M R-ipp, of StM**s*M*ad*)ah, v the Ms n
?treat Methodist church h r
Tuesday e?ening to hear her : d ?ress to
th?? Woman's Christian Temper..
Union. Mrs. Ropp captivated her audi?
ence?handsome in appearance, witb
graceful g??stures, a well modulated de?
livery, and an earnestness in the mes
-he hud for th>- people of our little
city?she rn^dr a lasting imi.r s no:
her liudience an 1 a cali for tutor? s r
erice while ?n the town thai ee?< i
staggered one ?fss ear noel in ihi'?ause
Ooyesterdaj mor %.T?dar.
to the pupils ot Miss Boar? n'l
p ivste school. A 4 i 'clock in the aft
araoon snotLe r se rvice was : eid at the
Methodia' church at d aitaio in the eve?
ning at ? o'clock ?Rev. E. E Wiley
giving up his prayer-meeting appoint?
ment that she might have another op?
portunity to deliver her mt-*sageof t?-m
perance to the people. This morning
she will address the pupils of the high
Mrs R h.p ia a n-itive of W s'in: ton
county, the ?laugh er of Major Horten
?tain, "f Wallace's Switch, and no stran
?, as she was on sev? ral occa?
sions i he guest of Rev. J. oir.ss Mow
bray and R v. H. M Fju'h h the
time they wore serving charges in tbe
Paint and "Paint."
Paint itself costs $2.lo pergsJkm
lember that Lim
oolj tfl 00 per gallon, and that "Pa i
reeds -"r usv consist.? of 1 p ?rts Paint
end 3 parts OU. Cons-f; leur!;
pain that y?'U should buy Paint and
Oil SKPA?ATEI.v mix them yours -If
sad .- ? M' e 16 cents per gallon. There
y L. ?J? M. Paint (prepared in
s> mi past?- form) mix thr-;e quarts cf
Oil i carli 1 gallon L ?Si M. and imke
-. of Paint ready for use at $1.65
Call?n J. A.'Gr.ever, Tiz^well, Vs.
You will find the bes u.^Bortment of
> all kinds of Jewelry at Pooet's that has
I aver bean kept in TazewelL
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