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THURSDAY. SEPT. 19, 1912 NO. 38
STAND FREE TRADE.
William Randolph Hearst Says Candidate
Wilson's Views Are Theoretical And That
NatioD Demands Protection For Pro?
ducts of Both Farm and Factory
London, Sept. 12.? The London Daily
Express, which yesterday printed the
views of William R. Hearst on the Pan?
ama Canal controversy to-day published
To the Elitor of the Expresa:
Sir?Yju ask me how the views of
the various Presidential candidates in
Air.erica on the Panama matter and
other matters will affect England's in?
I do not think there is any great dif?
ference of opinion entertained by the
three leading candidates in regard to this
Canal question. I think I can say that
tho American people are practically a
unit in support of President Taft's at?
titude on this question.
The newspapers which took a position
in opposition to President Taft and in
support of foreign claims and home cor?
porations bave been whipped into line
with President Taft's attitude by force
of popular opinion.
I du not think that either Mr. Wilson
or .':r. Roosevelt would jeopardize his
election by taking a position in opposi?
tion to President Taft's attitude.
You people in England are a. dent ad?
mirers of Mr. vVilson because of his free
trade views and because you think that
the policy of free trade on the United
States will benefit England. I do not
think that a policy of frise trade will be
permitted by the American people.
1 am supporting the democracy in
this campaign, but politics in the United
States are in such a transitional period
that the word democrat or republican
does not definitely fix any particular
principles, and Ireserve the right of my
opinion as to whnt constitutes true Demo?
cratic tenets and proper progressive
I do not approve of Mr. Wilson's
policy of a tariff for revenue only, nor
do I think that he improves hie position
when he declares in support of gradual
reduction of the tariff. A gradual re?
duction of the tariff means a continual
disturbance of business.
It would be much better for the demo?
crats to adopt a very definite tariff pro?
gramme, and then if elected, carry out
exactly that tariff programme, and
thereafter allow business to proceed in
confTence and security and with a
thorough knowledge of established con?
There are some abuses in the tariff
which need correction, but for my part
I believe in a proper tariff for protec?
tion, and I believe that the growth
of the unexampled prosperity of
America has been largely stimulated by
the principle of protection in spite of
cartain abuses in the system.
Mr. Wilson says that we have grown
to such a point of production that we
overflow our own markets and that we
must extend our markets and open up
foreign markets to our produce.
This is quite true; but one reason that
we fill and overflow our own markets is
because legitimate protection has pre?
vented the product of foreign manufac?
turers and foreign cheap labor from in?
vading our markets and crowding our
own manufacturers and our own labor?
ers out of business.
If we have had such splendidly pro?
sperous business conditions at home, it
would not be well or wise to alter too
rapidly or too radically the system under
which these splendidly prosperous busi
ness conditions have been developed.
Furthermore, we cannot secure the
markets of foreign nations merely by
reducing our tariff wall. We must re?
duce the tariff wall of foreign nations.
By demolishing our own tariff fence
we may get out of our pasture, but we
cannot got into the pasture of foreign
nations until we have.demolished their
If we sacrifice our protective policy
we sacrifice our one opportuaity to low?
er the tariff bars of foreign countries.
It is only by reciprocity that the tariff
bars of foreign countries can be lowered.
If we maintain our protective fence
we can say to foreign countries: "We
will lower our b ars to your products if
you will lower your bars to our pro?
ducts." But if we have no tariff fences,
we can make no such beneficial bargain.
Mr. \Vil?on must not be like the dog
in Aesop's fables who let go the bone
that he actually had in order to grasp
at the reflection in the water. If we
sacrifice any advantage that we actually
have we must be sure ' that we should
sacrifice injudiciously our protective
policy, we should find our markets open
to the products of all the nations of the
world and their markets still closed to
the products of our own nation.
Mr. Wileon also disapproves of Amer?
ican business men and considers them
"ignorant" and "provincial." I am
almost disposed irritably to contradict
this statement of Mr. Wilson.
Americ-i business men are the great?
est business men in the world and have
made America the greatest business
nation in the world. They are accumu?
lating in America the wealth of the
world, and they axe employing their
wealth in a way which excites the ad?
miration of the world.
Some of our businetui men, like Rocke
'eller, are endowing universities for the
advancement, of learning and support?
ing inatitutions of medical and surgical
experiment for the benefit of our own
people and of all mankind.
Others of our business men, like
Carnegie, -?re endowing libraries for
the dissemination of universal know?
ledge and maintaining observatories ard
other scientific establishments for the
extension of scientific research and the
development of scientific pursuits.
Others again, like Morgan, are as?
sembling in America the art and library
treasurers of the world for the develop?
ment of our tastes and perceptions and
for the higher culture of our people in
the refinements and intellectual enjoy?
ment of life.
Our business men have been able to
do all thir without Mr. Wilson's guid
anee, and in spite of his poor opinion of
tbem it is just possible that under the
guidance of college profeaaors these
"ignorant" and "provincial" business
men of ours might not have accomplish?
ed as much for themselves and their
country as they did when left to their
Mr. Wilson's dogmatic and didactic
declarations have all the positiv? ness of
the pedagogue who has theories on
everything and experience in nothing.
His is the customary attitude of tbe
college professor who knows every?
thing, having read it in books, where it
was written down by other college pro?
fessors with equally infallible know?
ledge based on equally universsal in?
It is an interesting thing to see a
college professor lecturing practical
business men on the practial problems
of business from the musty rooms of
one of the colleges which the pract cal
success of these business men had en?
abled to endow.
It must also be an interesting to Eng?
lishmen to note that America is con?
sidering the advisability of embarking
on a free trade policy, which England is
considering the advisability of abandon?
The paradoxical situation ia due to
the fact that England has had to her
sorrow some experience with a free
trade policy, while American statesmen
are educated in the books of theoretical
English economists which were written
before the free trade theory had op?
portunity of practical experiment and
1 do not wonder that Englishmen are
interested in this phase of American
politics, but I think that the sounc
sense of American citizens will prevent
any foreign country being unduly bene?
fited at our expense by the hasty ap
plication of the undigested theories oi
our well-meaning but inexperience?
WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST.
A Pathetic Request.
The plea of an old soldier that be ma;
hear once again a military band will b
granted by Col. Crane, Ninth infantry
now atationed at Ft. Thomas, Ky. 1
pathetic letter was recently received b;
Col. Crane from Wm. W. McCreedj
California, O., just across the river fror
Ft. Thomas. McCreedy ia a crippl
and an old soldier. He is in such cor
dition that he can not make the trip t
Ft. Thomas He has asked that th
band of the Ninth, one of the best i
the army, play a few of the old-tiro
war tunea on the river bank, 90 the
the music may float over to his horn
and cheer him up. He sent the follow
ing letter to Col. Crane:
Dear Colonel: I, an I'll io.'diir,
uaiild like to ask afaeor of yon. 1 tenta
four year? in the volunteer* e*sd$i Bears
in the regtdar army until I wet discharged
for il inability. I lire ju.it across from II
'Ihoma?, in the tillage of California, V.
I am no crippled 1 can't valk ?o I would
to ask if, ulten the barul giren its concert,
instead of its playing in the Ixind stand,
could it lie played on the rirer Inink, near
your quarters, so tiictt it trill ?hor the heart
of an old soldier, uho fo'hnnd the fay
through wore than one blootly battle. I
?arpad you think I am crazy, but I would
just like to hear a military liand once more
liefore I die. I can't walk at all. Hoping
J luire not offended you, I am yours,
U.V. 11'. MeCBBEDY,
Company II, fourth Neu- Jersey, Yolun
leert; Company F, Sixth United Statt s
"OtTtnded me?" said Col. Cran
with a peculiar look in his eyes, "I'll 1
as he asks."
As the result the band of the Nin
will march to tbe river bank Mondt
night and play as it never played befor
Across the waters of the Ohio will flo
the old tunes of war days. Across fro
tbe fort the old man will sit in his an
chair, his eyes will be closed, but n
unseeing, for he will be living over t
days that have gone; his ears will on
again hear the tones that thrilled hi
and his comrades and cheered them <
to victory. And somewhere in the fort
grim-faced officer will listen to the mus
In spite of the fact that he has seen 1
most all kinds of sadness and danger,
rough hand will be brushed across 1
eyes. And then the concert will
J. W. Dickenaon, of Pounding Mill
fireman on the Norfolk and Weste,
sustained a badly mashed foot at Gra|
vine, W. Va., on last Monday while
the discharge of his duties. He w
cleaning the dump grates when the 1
gine moved, catching his left foot 1
tween the side rods and the fire tx
He was taken to his home at Poundi
TO BE IMPROVED.
Present Building Inadequate In Many Par?
ticulars And Question of Enlargement
Will be Taken Up With Supervisors.
That Tazewell county has outgrown
the present court house is a fact patent
to all who have had to transact business
at the county cap?tol in recent years.
The rooms of the county officials are
entirely too small. The vaults do rot
now accomodate the records, and unlfss
immediate steps are taken to remedy
this defect the future records will be
without any protection whatever, and
would cause a considerable loss in case
of fire. There is no accomodation for
witnesses in the shape of a waiting
room, in case of a trial where they are
excluded from the court room and. while
mm can shift, in a manner, for them?
selves in such casos, it is a great hard?
ship on women to conform to the re?
quirements of the court under the pres?
ent accomodations. Recognizing these
facts, Judge Fulton Kegley entered the
following order at the term of court
which adjourned last week:
Virginia:?In the circuit court of
Tazewell county. In vacation:
It appearing to the court that the
court house is inadequate in this: That
there is not sufficient vault room to
properly take care of and protect the
records of this court; and that there ia
also needed additional rooms therein;
and that the court room should be im?
proved with such modern conveniences
added as the exigencies require and de?
mand, together with such additional
room3 adjoining said court room on the
same floor as may be necessary for the
convenience or orderly disposal of the
business of tho court.
It is, therefore, ordered that S. C.
Graham, J. N. Harrnan, E. L. Greev?r,
R. O. Crockett, J. Powell Royall and a.
G. Kiser be, and are hereby appointee
a committee to confer with the Boarc
of Supervisors of Tazewell county foi
the purpose of having said improve
ments made at as early a date as pos.
And the clerk of this court is require?
to notify the above named persons o
their appointment on this committee
and also tie Board of Supervisors.
To the clerk of the circuit court o
Tazewell county : Enter this order.
FULTON KEGLEY, Judge
Judge Kegley has appointed a goo?
committee to deal with the q lestion
The members of the bar who are mem
bers of the committee, know only toi
well the inferior accomodations, an
with a prpotical builder to assist thet
in their study of plans for the contera
plated improvement, they will, nodouM
suggest changes that will make th
building a credit to the best county i
the best state in the Union.
One of the prettiest events of the set
son was tt?e linen shower given by Mn
J. R. Laird on last Saturday afternoo
to Miss Trula Kiser, in honor of he
marriage to Mr. Roy S. Thompson, c
Bluefietd, which happy event takes plac
The lower rooms of the Laird horn
were thrown together, and decorated i
asparagtis, fern, pink asters, dahliri
cupids and hearts. The dining roci
was unusually attractive in pink roa?
and ferns with streamers suspend?
from the chandelier to the table. A be
with a clapper of rice formed a part ?
the dining room decorations. Ea?
guest wrote a receipt in a book, whi?
was presented to the bride. A toa?
especially prepared for the occasi"
was given by Mrs. H. Claude Pobs
Miss Ella Bowen gracefully respond?
after which the bride's health w
Little Mary and Frances, the tw
daughters of Mrs. Laird, as cupid
presented Miss Kiser .with a pink ?
press wagon, filled with dainty piec
of linen, a household article dear
every bride's heart. A delicious sal;
course was served, followed by an i
Among the guests were Mesdames A
T. Witten, A M. Black, L. A. Tyne
J. T. Hopkins, A J. Tynes, T. J. Ke
dnck, of Honaker, H. C. Pobst; Mis*
Julia Davidson, Hattie White, Ly
Peery, Hattie Fudge, Lena Kelly, Mf
garet Harman, Lyde Tynes, Margai
Witten, Corrie Laird, Allie Gray Bur
anan, Bess Peery, Rose White and De
ton McKee, of Fairwood, Va.
Mann And The Machine.
The following letter from Dr. B.
Bagby appeared in the Richmond V
ginian of last Sunday. It is so per
nent to other comments concerning t
Governor's action in the same matl
that appears in this issue, that we p
sent it to our readers. Dr. Bagby sa;
Editor The Virginian:?
The letter of Governor Mann ?
Judge Asa Watkins prove conclusiv
that Judge Mann has violated his 01
of office and defied the constitution
j Virginia in failing for two months
appoint the trustees of the State 1
male Normal School, simply because
: official of the institute expected to v
' against the machine. It is remarks
i to what extent the machine leaders ?
I go to punish any one who votes agai
: them, and I am surpris,*! that yoi
I your editorial will uphold them in tl
work. Neither you nor any of the high
officials censured Dr. Alderman, presi?
dent of the University of Virginia, for
taking an active part in helping to el??rt
Senator Martin last year. Nor did Gov
I ernor Mann nor any of the machine
leaders call to task President Denny, of
Washington and Lee, for defending
Thomas F. Ryan against the just at?
tack of William J. Bryan. Nor were
any of th? 10,000 office-holders who took
an active part in electing Swnnson and
Martin lapt ye-ar critic?s?-d by you or any
of the gang for so doing. But now
when a small officeholder of the State
Normal School expresses a preference
preference for a candidate not O. K.'d
by the machine, the whole state machine
the holds it hands up in horror, that of?
ficeholders are interested in politics and
and thij governor i.? compelled to violate
his oath of offic? that politics may be
kept out of our educational schools.
There is not a man in Virginia who be?
lieves that Govenor Mann would have
held up appointmv:i ? a d:?y if all the
offenders had been p.achine men, nor
that you in your own editorials would
have said one word about it.
B. B. BAGBY, M. D.
Town Council Meets.
The town council mot in regular ses?
sion at the office of the mayor on last
Friday afternoon. All members of the
council were present except Mr. Moss.
Practically all the timo of the session
was taken up in discussing the case of
smallpox which has made its appear?
ance in our little city. Vigorous action
was taken to prevent its becoming epi?
demic by the council arranging to co?
operate with the local board of health
in dealing with the situation. Strict
quarantine of the case has been estab?
lished and arrangements rasde to csre
for the unfortunate family. It wa? pI.so
ordered that all citizens who e?.uld rot
show a certificate of successful vaccina?
tion should be vaccinate at once.
Time was when a csse of smallpox
would have caused a panic in a sma!
community, with the probability of i
shotgun quarantine, but happily thai
day is paBt and it is r.o-v recognized thai
by modern scientific precautions con
tsgious diseases can be so successfully
isolated as not to cause even the slight
est disturbance of the overy day affair:
of a community.
Others matters attended to were th<
changing of the time of meeting of th?
council from 3 o'clock in the afternooi
to 7:30 in the evening of the secon?
Friday of each month, and agreeinf
to hold a spec'al session before Octobe
4th to close up the matter of the optioi
on the Whitman spring.
The following accounts were allow? d
J. B. F. Gillespie, $3 50; J. S. Thomp
son, $3.50; A. J. May, $6.00; Tazewe
A petition from the residents on Hot?
street was presented praying for th
improvement of that thoroughfare, an
on motion was laid on the table.
The Great Roanoke Fair Next Week.
Jolly days are ahead for next wee!
to be exact, September 24, 25, 26 and 1
is the Great Roanoke Fair week whe
all of the agriculturists and manu fa?
turers meet at Roanoke and join th
young folks in enjoying the sights c
the fair and in swapping experences (
the field and the market. The Grei
Fair is founded solely for the benefit <
the farmer. He is first and last in tl
thoughts of the management. First 1
is given an education shown with hum
reds of exhibits that interest him at
how he and his neighbor have progres
ed during the pa jt year, and then wil
scores of shows and many free attru
tions and spirited horse races he
amused and made to fcrgat the cares ?
a dollar earning life, iioth day ai
night the Great Roanoice Fair will ke<
ablaze with marvelous sights. Fir
works and other attractions will ente
tain the visitors after dark and mal
the stay of the strange: happy. Amor
the free attractions will be the Fi?
Flying Gilmorea in startling areal feat
and a circus in minature with a donk1
that has never been rie'den and to su
ces8fully ride him will be the making
fifty dollars, a standing offer. Infe
mation about premiums and exhib?
can be had from L. A. Scholz, Secretar
Great Roanoke Fair, Roanoke, V
ginia' Special rates will be made by
railroads entering Roanoke, and t
date of their sale can be had from t
nearest station agent.
A Frustrated Elopement.
Miss Oxlie Perdue, of East Radfoi
and Wm. C. S'orgee, a carnival follow
of the fairs, giving his home as Tipt?
S. C, eloped from the former place
last Saturday evening and arrived h<
Sunday on the 3 p. m. train. They fc
scarcely registered at the local ho
before Sergeant Thompson took I
young lady into custody at the requ
of her father, who wired from Radf
to arrest her.
Mr. Perdue, the father, who keep
hotel in Esst Radford, reached here
Monday but found his daughter ob
rate. He attempted, however, to ti
her home, but on reaching Blued?
where Sorgee had been arrested a
confined to jail, Miss Perdue crea
such a scene that her father fini
granted permission for the coupl?
have an interview at the jail, al
when he also consented to the cot
marrying. This was done Tuesday,
the hope-to-be-happy pair accompai
i Mr. Perdue to his homo in East Radl
for a shott stay before resuming
I round of the fairs.
CAPTURED IN IOWA.
Sidna Alien and Wesley Edwards- Rounded
Up by Baldwin Detectives In Des Moines
On Last Saturday After Long Chase.
Sidna Allen and Wesley Edwarda, for
whom detectives have been scouring!he
country for the psst six months, w?'re
csptured in Des Moines, lows, on last
Saturday afternoon by William G. Bald?
win, of Roanoke, and Detectives Lu -as
and Mundy, two of his assistants. The
men are wanted for participation in the
shooting up of the court of Carroll
county, Virginia, on the 14th of Ust
March at which time Judge T. L. M ?
sie, Commonwealth's Attorney Foster,
Sheriff Webb, a juror and a woman wit?
ness were killed outright and Clerk
Goad and several other persons more or
less seriously wounded. All others of
tbe gang, with the exception of the
men captured Saturday, who partici?
pated in the shooting had previously
been brought to trial. Two of the ?e,
Floyd and Claude Allen, received! ha
death penalty, and will be executed No?
vember 22nd; two others, an Allen and
an Edwards, received sentences of fif?
teen and eighteen years, respectively,
in the penitentiary, while Victor Allen
was acquitted of any part in tne de?
Wesley Edwards, fortheloveof wh'>m
Miss Maude Iroler, of Mount Airy, N.
C., innocently ied detectives to he*
Moines, was captured as he was return?
ing to his boarding house, after having
worked all day with a street paving
gang. Just as he boarded a street car
the detectives, assisted by Chief Johnny
rnd several other members of the De?:
Moines police force, surrounded it. Ed?
wards attempted to escape through fhc
front end of the car aa DetecUve Bald?
win, whom ho recognized, entered the
rear, and as he jumped landed cquar-1'
in the arms the Des Moines chief.
A visit by Edwards to Miss Iroter it
her North Carolina home about u mont I
ago, and the accidental loss of a let t
put the detectives on the trail. The fu
gitives had been in Des Moines ?????'c
April. Allen, under the name of T ?
Sayre, worked as a carpenter, and I'd
wards, under tbe name of Joe Jacks, i
was employed with a city paving gang
Allen was arrested at tho home o
John Cameron, where he and his i-.c
phew, EdwBr? p, had. been roominK, b;
Detectives Baldwin, Lucas and Mun?l>
The arrest took plsce about 11 u. t.i.
and a few minutes after Miss Iro'c
stepped into the Cameron home to mee
Edwards, whom she was to wed Satur
day night, according to an agreem? n
made when he visited her in Kama
Airy. Detective Lucas was at ha
heels. Allen was up stairs.
When informed that visitors wante
to aee him, he w -nt down stairs. /,
he did so Detective Lucas covered h :i
with a revolver and asked him to s.n
Allen hesitated, then threw up hi
hands, remarking as he did si, "I gua-s
I m your man." Allen was hnndcuffe
and placed under a guard of city det? <
tives, while Baldwin and Chief Johnt
went in search of Edwards, who, the
were told, was at work in the wester
part of the city, where be was arrest?
late in the afternoon.
Miss Iroler arrived in Des Moin
Saturday morning, unaware that on tl
same train were detectives who wani?
her sweetheart. She went straight
the Cameron home, having prcviou
been provided with the address, and tl
officers followed. Although surprise
she took the arrest of Allen and 11
capture of Edwards calmly.
"Wesley "was down home a mon!
ago," she said. "We were to be ma
ried. He gave me the money to con
here on. I had no idea that any o:
was following me."
"I loved Wesley," she went on. "I
was always kind to me. Ididnotkn.i
that Sidna Allen was here, but I rece
nized him when the officers went in
the house and arrested him. It w
awful, but I can't help it."
The two prisoners, accompanied I
the detectives who made the arres
passed through Graham on train No
Monday morning arriving in Roanoke
noon the same day, where they are n?
confined to jail awaiting action of t
authorities looking toward their tria
There were rewards aggregating $3,.r
offered for the capture of the two tot
Knights Templar Elect Officers.
At the stated conclave of Clinch V
ley Commandery, No. 20 Knights Te
piar, on Monday night the followi
officers were elected and appointed :
the ensuing year:
W. G. O'Brien, E. C; G. Vf. Doi
G.; F. W. Pendleton, C. G.; J. S. Bo
more, T. and R ; R. 0. Crockett, B. \
C. A. Thompson, J. W.; C. R. Bru\
P.; E. L. Greever, St. 1!.; J. B. Bog
Sw. B. ; T. C. Bowen, Warder; J.
Harman, 3rd G ; S. ?. Th DB*
G.; E B. McDonald. 1st G ; P. P. Ht
This branch of the Masonic order h
is in a flourishing condition, and it is
pected that a largo delegation v. .11
tend the meeting of the Grand C
mandery in Richmond next month.
The wedding of Miss Mary Stuart
Cleveland, Tenn., to Mr. J. Dale St
1 will uke place in November at
Methodist Church in Cleveland, and will
be followed by a large reception at the
home of the birde's parents. Dr. and '
Mrs. George Stuart. The we?l?iing will
have many interesting details, as the :
lovely young bride is artistic and talent
eel. The maids will wear gowns of dif- |
ferent colors, and the color scheme will '
be a rainbow effect. .Mi?s Margaret
Stuart will be maid of honor, Miss Annie I
Stuart first bridesmaid, and the maids !
are to be Miss Mary Cox, of Bristol, and
Miss Kendrick. of Louisville. Dr. !
George Stuart will perform the cere?
mony, and the bride's grandfather, the
venerable Dr. Sullins, will assist. Miss [
Stuart will be accompanied to the altar |
by her brother, Sullins Stuart, and the
groom will be attended by four young
men, all first cousins of the bride, I
Messrs. Sullins, Gaines, Stu?rt, and
Dosser.?Cleveland (Tenn.) Journal.
P0UNDIN6 MILL NEWS.
Items Gathered by Our Correspondent About
People Down the Clinch.
Pounding Mill, Va., Sept. 17.
Wm. Lovell moved his family to
Maxwell last week.
Mrs. M. J. Sturgill and Miss Bessie
Brown were week end visitors in Blue
field last week.
Mrs. Ed McGuire and Mrs. Charles
Fields, of Cedar Bluff, spent Thursday
with Mrs. W. B. Steele.
Mrs. C. II. Trayer returned homel?ist
week after two weeks visit to friends
and relatives in Roanoke.
Mrs. Will Mulkey and Mrs. Shuflic
barger, of Graham, were the guests of
friends and relatives here last week.
Miss Margie Lee Harris is attending
the high school in Grundy, while her
broth? r. George Ben, is attending
school in Newport News.
Mrs. Frank Call and two little sons
and Miss Margie Keesee, of Smith
County, were week end guests of Mr.
and Mrs. James 0"borne.
A new republican voter arrived at the i
home of Mr. and Mrs R. K. Gillespie
last night between the hours of 9:30 and |
10:?ki o'clock. Both mother ard child I
are doing well.
Misses Margaret and Barbara Hurt
and brother, Jini I'.oh, left on No. 6
yesteterday for Bothany College, Beth?
any, W. Va. Harvey George Gillespie
left this morning for the V. P. I., at
Rev. Harold E. Dickenson's m??eting
closed Sunday afternoon. He preached
some excellent sermons while here. He
left on No. 6 Sunday for Graham, from
there Monday to Lynchburg where he
will attend Virginia Christian College.
Mrs.Charles Griffith and childred and j
brother, Will Rees Sparks, are visiting ;
Mrs. Wm. Holland and Mrs. Norman
Turner at Bedford City, Va., and Ada, :
W. Va., respectively. Will Rees ex-,
pects to attend tho opening reception at
Virginia Christian College in Lynchburg '
Alex Riley, section foreman bore ha?i ?
tho misfortune while drilling st.el Fri- :
day about noon by being struck in the
lefi eye. Ilia eye had to be taken out j
on Saturday morning. He is still in the i
hospital in Bluefield, and doctore said '
yesterday he wa? doing well. tan.
Riley and little daughter, Mabel, vifit
??d him yesterday.
Charles McGuire has taken his little
daughter. Kale, to Staunton to atter.d
the echool for deaf and dumb. She is
nearly 8 years of sge has learned to
rc-ad ??nd write and ein epeak a few
words. Her sflliction was brought on
by measeis and pneumonia. She abe at?
tended the uhov-c school last year and
was eager to return. Her parents are
delighted with her progress.
Tannersvill, Va., Sept. 17.
Born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
Miller a fine girl.
Chas. Aaburry was in Saitville, on
business last week.
Avery Crabtree returned home from
Graham last Sunday.'
G. P. Holmes is visiting his sister,
Mr??. Will Atkins, of Marion.
Mrs. Luther Necessary, of Salem,
is the guest of Mrs. W. R. Patrick.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Goodwin, of As
bcrry, were visiting Mrs. Rebecca Pat?
rick last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. EJ. Booth spent Sun?
day with Mr. and Mrs. H. J. White
Vera, the little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James Patrick has been quite sick
is better at this writing.
A. B. Correl, of Asburry, was hen
Monday en route home from n vieit to
his sisters, of Glade Sarings.
Tazewell Druggist Deserves Praise.
John K. Jacktnn dtmeivea praise Iron
upiitiiintt l era the
simple buckthorn '.ark and give?
tine, kmi'.vn M A. l?r-i-kn. Tni ? *iaa?'!e
(.?eriu.ui "riiifjy Brat lie.auu- l.-.riii'iis by
car?ate appen? Iciti and ;i baa now Dwn
?lie-..vend 111?' A Sl.Nl.l.K L'O-E i.-iie\r.
sour etonm. I., w'a?. otj UM i-toiuacti Ud
eoiietip.ilion 1 N-? I AN I I.V.
John K. Jai-kmn Pru^/iel.
Also reeoiLiineniie.i by the, Richlan?!?
; Merci haut ile Co., of Hiehlande, Va,
Judge Fulton Kegley last week be?
fore adjournment of the circuit court
appointed the following special officers:
John Elliott, Boissevain; J. U. Yost,
R ich land i, and J. T. Hawkins, Taxe
Ideal Weather and Enthusiasts Crowds
Unite to Make Meet One of The Best
In History of The Association-Exhib?
its Better Than in Years Fast,
Auspicious weather greeted the open?
ing of the great Tazewell Partners' Fair
here on Tuesday. As is usua!. the first
day was devoted to getting things in
shape, and while it is alway. expected
that the attendance on this ?'ay will be
poor, the mananement on to:-? occasion
mad? the pleasant discovery. I lat night,
that the receipt? ran con?ide ? ably over
those of the first day of the preceding
The displays, as a rule, were good,
noticauly so iu the agricultura', domest?
ic and fancy work depart*? ?its. AH
the poultry to be exhibited id not ar?
rive on Tuesday, consequently this de- .
parttr.ent was not as comple'. e as usual
on the opening day. In the stock de?
partment, horses showed up 'veil, with
a promise of m.iny sheep ar.d hogs to
arrive on Wednesday. Cattle as usual,
were notic?ble by their absence.
The opening day p-e^ented 3 splendid
The 2:20 pace was won by Rover
Queen, with Sam Junior, a k?_l horse,
The 2:17 trot was capturer* by Run
nir.- Brook, while Gowdan wci the half
mile da^h in a close fin-.sh.
In the first heat of the 2:17 trot, W.
C. Estes, of Winston-Saleni, N. C,
driving Dan Patchrn, got in a mix up at
turn just utter starting and his horse
fell, throwiug him entirely over its body
and spread-eagl.'-d him r.n th?; track.
Fortunately E?tes wan but lttle hurt,
and the hor-ie being uninjured, wis able
to continue the race with anot'-er driver.
?F. OND DAY.
Governor's Day opened with alight
- which cooled theatmot ohere and
nettled th? du-.t. Governor Mann was
met at the station on the arr val of the
morning train by the folio?, ing com?
mittee: a_>Senator J. N. Harman,
Senatcr J. P. R lyall r.nd CoonelJ.B.
Boyeras repre?? n!at:?-es of state offi
cin!. ; Major T. 0. Bowen to represent
the city, snd President C. H. 1'eery rep?
lug tJ 1' :r Astaociatio:'. A short
stop was made in town to all? w the dis?
tinguished visitor to remove the stains
of travel, after which the I?rty jour?
neyed to the fair grounds. Senator
Harman in one of his charac ?riatically
witty speeches introduced t e Gover?
nor, who then proceeded with the deliv?
ery of hi3 addret-3 to the farrr ?re.
Just at noon ss Governor dann was
closing his address, a terrific s orm came
up and drove the ptjpple to sh< lter. Ml
raes and open tir events were- called off
but the rain did not, of course, inter?
fere with the work of judgi ig the ex?
hibits in the agricultural, domestic,
fancy work and poultry departments,
which were under cover.
The racea scheduled for yesterday
will be run off with today's card, mak?
ing a double bid for today.
The attendance yesterday ?asarec-'
ord breaker and, weather p -rmitting,
will be the same today.
Lebanon Local News
Lebanon, Va., Sept. 16.
Hon. H. C. Stuart was visiting friends
in town last week.
Dr. Cox, of Honaker, was ir. town last I
week on business.
C. C. Burnes left last wedt for a
visit to Philadelphia..
Mrs. Chas. Gilmer hua retir ed to her
home in Huntington, W. Va.
Miss Emily Gilmer, of Bluff City, is
visiting Miss Adah Alderson.
Mrs. J. R. Shoemaker is h-mo from
Cincinnati, where she went or business.
Judge W. J. Henson, of Roanoke,
Va., was here last week on l.*gal busi?
Mrs. S. H. Fletcher is horn ? after a
spending a fqw days with ber mother,
I of Swords Creek.
Mrs. Walter Gose and children, after
a pleasant visit to relatives, bus rajturn
I to her home at Caatlewoods.
Holiday Sutherland, of Oickenson
] county, and Judge A. A. Skeen, of
Norton, attended court hero h-st week.
Misses Margaret, Lina s-id Ruth
Pucket., of Elk Garden. left f jr Bristol
Thursday, where they will en'er school
at Virginia Interment.
The fair Association israpk.ly getting
the fair grounds in shspe for the fair
this week, and it is expected that the
fair this year will be a great success.
Circuit ?Court has been in s* ssion for
the past two weeks. A cr.-od many
criminal cases bave b-?-n tri d at this
: term of court end the state toad force
bM boaa increased r>y ai>me t ?reive ad
di'.ie>ns conviction:. ?ni of court.
; The case of Clint Chali", for shooting
' of Jo; lied ia a hung
A merry party of you'-g folK? of Lsb
i a_oa ?pent the ree? .:i<l oo Bri^-aiejr .
jM.aar.tnin. Tho-, in the party werejL
M ?.-=>" Dora, Mary ar.?l iMattn Gilmer,
[ G?orgie atid Mar tie Kt-cron, Adah Aider
' aoi', Elizabeth CtUlriglit aud Kmily
1 Gilmer, ot Bluff City, .?lesea?. Robert,
; Henry, Frank and Will Katron, Ben
Gilmer and Eugene Alderson; chaperons,
Mr?. Chas. Gilmer. fcafffl