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VOL. 21 TAZEWELL. VA.
THURSDAY. OCTOBER 10, 1912 NO. 41
NEW COURT HOUSE.
Body Appointed at Last Term of Court To
Suggest Improvements to Present Build?
ing Tells Supervisors Tazewell Needs
A New Court House Throughout.
At the last term of the circuit court
Judge Fulton K?.*gley appointed a com?
mit te*? to advise as to what repairs
would be nece?sbary to the present court
house. The cuf-mittee met on Satur?
day and ?>afted its report which was
present? dut a i pecial meeting of the
Bowl of Sup- rusor-e on Monday.
At this meeting E. L. Greever read
th?' order of the court to the c? ?nmittee
after which A t-irney R. O.Crockett,
on behalf of tha committee, read the
coniir: "'s r? ;. rt, which is given in
full bel? r.
To the Honorable Fulton Kegley,
Judg? of the i:\ieuit Court of Tazewell
Tu Uta Honorable, the Bo ird of Sup
Ta? veil County:
d. S. C. Graham, J N.
Hannen, K. L. Grt*evor. R. O. Crockett,
1 1'. -?? ;| Royal] ar.d A. G. Riser, were
;?p;i -in', d, by the Honorable Judge of
: he Cireoil Court of Tazewell County, a
cominee, in which said order the fol?
lowing directions were given:
"It appearing to the Court that the
court l.ou-i: is inad.quate in this:
That tlu-re is not sufficient vault room
to properly take care of and protect the
record? of this court; anp that there is
also needed additional rooms therein;
and that the court room should he im?
proved, with such modern conveniences
added as Uta exigencies require and de?
mand, together with such additional
rooms adjoining said court room on
the same floor as may be necessary for
the convenient or orderly disposial of
the business of the Court."
Today a majority of the committee
met and made a general inspection of
the premises inclu?ied in your order;
and, before proceeding further, we wish
to say that the order you made is a
timely one, and should be speedily heed?
ed. We expect to confer with Hoard of
Supervisors, as you required us to do,
about the 7th inst. ,-or as soon thereafter
as possible. Besides being utterly in?
adequate for the purposes for which it
is needed, the structure itself is now in
abad condition; it leaks badly; the
broad and heavy cornice rotted and
really destroyed; the court house is
badly kept, and the basement is simply
The court room itself is badly ar?
ranged, and, so far as it is concerned,
could be greatly improved and made
much more convenient anil habitable
than it is.
The vaults of the court house are
not large enough by one-hslf for the
purposes for which they are used even
now, not to mention the fact that valu?
able records are continually increasing
with rapidity ea?-h year. These vaults
wer ?j construe* ed and built many years
after the court house was built, and it
is very questionable, indeed, whether
they would stand a fire and the heat
that would be generated should the
court house be i urned
We looked over the court house care?
fully on the outside with a view to see?
ing what additions, if any, could be
made to the present structure. If any
such additions can be made, they will
have to be constructed on the east and
west sides of tho court house, for the
purpose of enlaging the space for the
two clerk's offices, situated respectively
on these two sides, as well as for the
enlargement of the vaults. The trea?
surer s office is exceedingly small, ham?
pered and cramped, and there is no
vault in it, and none that is used by the
Any additions which might be made
to this old structure will obscure lights
and render the building a very unsight?
ly one, and will be difficult of access
from the old structure as it now stands.
There is an attempt to heat the court
room from the heating plant in the
jail, which necessitates conveying the
beat a long distance through pipes,
which is a very costly proceeding, if
kept up, but is, inadequate for the com?
fort of the court room itself; and what?
ever may he done, plans should betaken
to heat this whole building by a steam
furnace and plant in the cellar. There
are many times during the season when
the Court cannot carry on its business
in an expeditious way on account of the
want of heat in the court room It is
positively dangerous for the Court,
jurors, witnesses and people to stay in
that room; and there are known instan?
ces where jurymen, who were compelled
to sit there, have lost their lives in con?
s?quence. The floors of these rooms,
and of the whole structure, are wooden,
and there is a great deal of wood used
in the structure, and it is a wondei
that it has not been burned before this
time; and when lire does occur, as it
is not improbable it will do, it will en?
tail untold loss and damage to the peo?
ple of this county, for fortunately, there
has been preserved the records accumu?
lated since the formation of this county,
which is now one hundred and twenty
years ago, and contains records pertain
ing to every man's t'tle to his lands ii
the county of Tazewell. It is a mattei
of history that moat of the court housei
in this immediate section have been de
stroy ed by lire, some of them more thai
once. The doors of the rooms to the
. court house affords very little security,
j the doors to the court room itself gen
! erally left unlocked, or unsecured in
i any way.
The plan of the old court house is of
such a character as we are of the opin
j ion that it will be very difficult, indeed
j to add to it, or remodel it; and if it be
i possible to do bo, it would be nee-es
; Bary for some skilled architect to vew
\ it and make plans whereby any addit >ns
! could be made.
Numbers of witnesses are often pre?
sent during the sessions of th? Court
i and there is no place for them to stay,
in any number or in any comfort, around
| about the court house. There is no
j separate places for the males and
There are no (lavatories that can be t
| used by either sex.
We are further of the ?pinion that ?
the expense, in any additions that would
[ do any good, would cost at least half as
i much as as to construct a new court '
I house. This circuit is far behind oli
the other counties in the Southwest in
the way of a court housi", and the same j
may be said of West Virginia. When ?
the residents of a county have i,.>n<?
through th ordeal of the destruction <?f
their records, as most of the adjoin'rg !
counties have, then they wake up to the ;
fact of the necessity of secure buildings ]
and vaults that will save their (area
We unhesitatingly recommend that j
an entirely new structure be built, up
to the modern standard and such a struc?
ture as it is deserved and required by a
great, rich county like this of ours.
Business is continually increasing, and
as long as people prosper as they are do?
ing, will continue to increase, and it is
not to the credit of our county that we
should be so far behind and tolerate
such an insecure, unsanitary and in?
October 3rd, 1912.
S. C. GRAHAM, Chairmar.
J. N. HARMAN,
E. L GREEVER,
R. O. CROCKETT,
J. POWELL ROYALL,
A. G. KISER,
An informal discussion followed in
which it was brought out that it would
cost fifteen to twenty thousand dollars
to repair the present building, and Mr.
Kiser, of the committee, stated that it
would cost sixty to seventy-five thous?
and to build a new :ourt house, such as
would be needed here.
Chairman Daniels, on behalf of the
board, stated that while acknowledging
the needs of the county as to a r.ew
building or at least extensive repair? to
the old one, he and his colleagues felt
unwilling to take any steps in the n ut?
ter until they could get an expressioi. of
the sentiment of the citizens of :he
county. Attorney J. Powell Roy all
then moved that the papers of Tazewell
be requested to publish in full the re?
commendations of the committee for
the information of the people.
Several citizens of North Tazev ell
were interested spectators at the mov?
ing, and J. W. Whitley, as their spokes?
man, stated that if a new court huu?e
is to be built that our little north.-rn
suburb will petition to have the building
moved to that point.
Opening of Campaign in Tazeweli
The campaign opened here with a
rush on last Tuesday that made up for
its lateness in starting. The democrats
held their meeting in the court house
while the republicans gathered in the
The republican interest and enthusi?
asm was limited only by the capacity of
the theater. After the speaking start?
ed it was filled at all times to it* cap ic
hy and a throng stood outside await.ng
an opportunity to get in. In entliu?ia-m
the gathering has seldom b;en rxcelied
at a political meeting in our liUie cl!y.
Colonel Wm. C. l'endleton, a Roose?
velt leader and advocate, introduced the
speakers, the first of whom was Senator
John C. Noel, of Lee county. In cl-ar
and convincing language and with piti?
less logic he stripped democracy of its
pretense and showed its record of past
deficiency in performing the duties of
government when intrusted temporairly
with the care of our nation's affairs.
Hon. J. L. Gleaves, of Wytheviile,
followed Senator Noel. His rema.ks
were of necessity brief, as many in the
audience bad to catch the afternoon
train for the west. Mr. Gleaves was in
fine fettle and spoke in bis usual inter?
esting manner, and his audience held
on till the very last moment to catch
At the same time. General Rufus A.
Avers, democratic candidate for Con?
gress in the Ninth, and J. Not ment Pow?
ell, of Wytheviile, were addressing the
democrats in the court house. Their
audience about half filled the room. The
applause was painfully perfunctory and
the lack of enthusiasm that greeted the
remarks of the speakers plainly pointed
that the audience had not forgotten the
dark days of '93, when furnace, factory
and mines in this section were silenced.
It is customary and interesting to
; make comparisons of the size and inter?
est of the crowds when both parties
have meetings at the same time and
place. The result of two separate
counts on Tuesday showed that the re
! publicans had the advantage of the
! crowd two to one over their opponents,
; ai.d in enthusiasm there was no c? m
: parison. Bull moose and stand patter
stood shoulder to shoulder and showed !
by their constant appiiuse that Hon C.
BBsenm Slemp shall succeed himsel'" in
the Congress of our country.
Why He Is Supporting Slemp.
Olinger, Va.. Oct. 1. 1912.
Kditor Tazewell Republican:?
As there has been some wrangling
in the Ninth congressional district ia j
regard to the progressive moment, and
I am receiving all kinds of literature, I
thought that 1 would just explain my
pos'tion through the papers so all cculd
see just where I stand.
In the first place, I will state that I
am a progressive of the deepest hue,
and I hope you will allow me a little
space to tell the reasons why 1 take ;he
position that I do in the matter. I be?
lieve in the policies that have always
been advocated by the republican party
in regard to a protective tariff, and I
feei that there will be some very impor?
tant tariff legislation come up before
the next Congress ot the United States.
I think that some schedules ought to be
lowered, and a general revision on va?
rious schedu'es. But I am no freo
reden*, and feel that the tariff should
revised ai-ntr protective lines, and
by the friend? ..f protection instead of
When I first came to Virginia in 1876,
?s no such thing as the republi?
can party recognized in the state. Hiw
ever. there were some republicans tc he
found, hut they had nothing to say ; I a
poii'icKl way. We have built up a
strong ri'i.ublican organization in the
Ninth, ar d have done it by thirty years
hard work, arid I have been in the fif;ht
from the beginning. So, I, for one, do
not feel like just handing over what I
have fought n long for to an enemy
that has werke?! it ev.rycon.
way to hold me down and hold the dis?
trict for the rJeosocral ic psxty. So this
republican party has been built Dp '? y
progre.-sives and stand patters, all
standing together, and fighting for one
general and grand cause I do not think
that this is the time to endorse a pro?
gressive candidate like Mr. Graham. 1
think to do so would be detrimental to
the progressive party in Virginia. So,
I have made up my mind to stand to mj
old gun that 1 have used for thirty years
till the last day in the evening of the
campaign in defense of our present
representative, Hon. C B. Slemp, ar.c
I feel very confident that when 1 fay
this I voice the sentiment of 1)9 out ol
every hundr?'d republicans in L?e coun
ty. I have been over nearly the whole
of Lee within the last few days anc
know whereof I speak. I have a'.si
been over a good portion of Wise am
Dickenson counties and find the senti
ment about the same as in Lee.
We all know the position of Mr. Ayer;
on the tariff iiuestion, if he stands oi
the national democratic platform, whicl
is almost the identical language hin
construction of their platform in 1892
when drover Cleveland was rat?ete
president. We all remember th-s
troublesome times, and mi rfc
say: Those who kick out of the harr. I
and turn .'.gair.st what the*/ have fo'j?_-h
for lo these many year?, will go down t
rise no more till GabrUTs trumpet i
founded to wake tie sleeping nations c
So, I hope my good friend, Mr. Gn
ham, will reconsider and not run. I
not, there is only one thing for us to dc
and that is to just t-ing to him that goo
otd song, "(3ood by, my lover, goo
In this statement I am not intluer.ee
by any promises whatever. I hold n
office and never expect to do so.
Now, I will ring off by asking a f?'
questions which Mr. Graham or any < r
else who see cuU9e to do so may answei
Who brought the Ninth congrc-ssior.i
district into .-..ctive recognition by th
National Administration if it was ne
the Slemps? What member of C> i
gress from the Ninth has fought har..t
for his people and br?;ught more BOTM
to his district than the Hon. C. Basco
W. S. COLDlROi?
Think of paint put-on and not by tl
A gallon of paint in the can is of i
account to anybody. But it on. No
reckon its cost and value.
The secret is: one paint goes twice i
far as another. A good one goes twii
as far as a bad one.
You have a job, say an average jo
It'll take 10 gallons Devoe and 12 or
or 18 or 20 of , middling poor very-pc
and trash. You know painter's wag
in your town. Put the price of agalf
of paint and the painter's day-wage t
gether. You can we can't.
Devoe costs less than any inferi
paint; there are hundreds of them.
One paint is as good as another,
long as it lasts good; one lasts mont
and another years; and the one th
goes furthest lasts longest.
John E Jackson sells
Have you ever seen a copy of t
Cortright Metal Shingle Advocate, Ik
little magazine issued by the Cortrig
Metal Roofing Co., of Philadelphia?
i not you ought t?i send them your nai
' and address. It is full of interest!
information about roofing, and has a
of other data that is well worth ret
ing. Just tell them that you saw t
notice in the Tazewell Republican.
Virginia Voters Will Say On November The
Fifth Whether or Not Legislature Shall
Limit to Tenure in Office City Treas?
urers and Commissioners.
Those who read the letter of Mr. W.
G. Young, of tUteabearg, Oregon, that
appeared in this paper two weeks ago
will remember he spoke of sending a
cop} of a pamphlet issued by that state
containing a copy of all measures "Re?
ferred to the people by the legislative
assembly," "Referendum ordered by
petition of the people,' :.rd "Proposed
by initiative petition," to be submitted
to the people at the election to be held
on the ?;h day of November, ti
with arguments filed favori, g and op?
posing certain of s>*ij mossnr a
In this, the sister state on the wi st?
ern coast sets a val': i . At the
election to be helil next month in this
state there will be three amendr
the constitution of \ irginia, and it is
a Bafe guess that fifty per cent of Um
voters who go to the polls will not know
why thev are given two ballots, and
also that half of those who know, in a
way, that th^re are some sort of amend?
ments to be voted on, will do so with
but leant knowledge of what they are
voting for and will pr ?bably mark their
ballot by -'guess" as to what is the best
thing to do with the amendments. If
this stati? does not foilo??.
of far away Oregon in the matter of
getting out a pamphlet for information
of the voters, it should at leu.-;, provide
for the publication of any
amendment in at least one pi pi r in each
county, so that the people may have
more than a cursory knowledge ?i so
important a matter as amending our
One of the proposed amendment?, if
it becomes a law, will v??st the General
Assembly with diversionary power to
depart from the form of organisation
of and government of cities and towns,
and now set forth in the constituti >n,
and to establish from time to time for
the cities and towns of the state such
forma of municipal government as maj
seem fit, provided that no form so
chosen shall be operative unless the city
or'town affected adopts it by a majoritj
vote of its qualified ?-lectors. Accord?
ingly, after the passage of the amend
ment, cities and towns upon due appli?
cation to the General Assembly maj
adopt new and improved forms of gov?
ernment so that the g- verned may have
moro efficient, more economical sm
more businesslike government.
This amendment should carry a il
has been proven by the exp- t
cities like Galveston, Des Moines ark
others of the west that the eommissioi
'" government is a mov?
efficiency and economy in municipal .1!
ministration and reform. Most of hi
towns of the stat?? could bave their si
fairs better goverrn??l by the appoint
ment of a single representati
ne=s agent to look after their interest
than by the present cumbersome forri
Another important matter for th
consideration of the people in Novembe
will ' e the re submitted am? ndment t
the constitution relating to the tenur
of city treasure-s ami ?ommi-isioners 0
the revenue, and it seems most likol
that the vote will be in favor of th?-:
officials being continued in eligibility t
succeed themselves as long as the peo
pie want them.
It will be remembered that- thi
amendment conte mplated that treas
Vets should not s?-r\.? more than t*
consecutive terms ami commissiocrers 0
the revenue only one term, and that i
should apply to count;-1;.nd cities aiik?
but by a iluke this restriction was W
moved in the countie-s and made to ar.
ply in the cities only. The injustice ?
this miscarriage of the ballot was e
manifest that the Legislators last win!
er, under a popular demand, provide
for re-submitting the :.ir.eniiment to th
to the electorate.
In connection with this amendm?-r
the Lynchburg ?sews of September 19il
"The Richmond Times-Dispatch cor
tinucs to excite itself over the re su?
mission of the constituions ??-lestion ir
volving the right of city treasurers an
commissioners of the revenue to sui
ceed themselves in otfice. It is a pit
that this is so. It is a pity that so pre
minent a newspaper as our Kichmor
contemporary finds itself unable to oi
passionately discuss the merits of tl
case. It is a pity that it beclouds tt
the issue by drastic denunciation of tl
methods of those who do not hold i:
views that it lashed the last Gener
Assembly with tho whip of its ire, b
cause it dared to enact the re-submii
sion measure, and characterizes tl
members of that body as having bee
tools of a Plunderbund, obedient to tl
crook of its greedy fingers, and kissir
its slimy feet?as the owner and eu
servant slaves of cou.-t house riiigs?1
having been guilty when passing the r
submission act, of prtve? ?ling in a DM
ner at onco disgraceful and destructi'
of popular government All this we n
is regettable because being unseeming
unjust and having tensen, y to becici
"Our friend, the Times-Dispatch,
; its yesterday's issue asks who shall rul
1 'The people or the Plunderbund?'?sa
' that in 1910, thirty-eight eoontiei and
.thirteen eitaea for Ihiej
; while sixty r-unties and seven ' i ?es
'. voted against it, and thus d?ferai
i a majority of 1.&?4. Th; D
Dispatch proceeds to argue that if re?
versing that verdict now the pi- I
indicate that popular sovereign .
throned and a vicious Plunder! i;
ed in the seats of the might]
must confess inability to tcra^:. '.lie
force of this loe/ic. The p*'oplc are as
intelligent, a" patriotic, as alert
interest in 1912 as they were in 1910.
If they were not misled by the form of
submission ?n 1910 they can repeat tb? ?r
verdict thereon in 1912. So why . he
indignation of the Times-Dispatch'.' Is
it afraid to trust the people'.' Is it f< ar
ful that in two year? the people have
lost in tanity or in self r,
it apprehend that the people '?
g.ven an opportunity to vote again upon
this question, will become a di
set of fr a venal gang
aUs'.'?a surpine aggregation of traitire
of the common weal? No'.' Tl
thia commotion? The Lcgislat
tied nothing finally. 1
Court settled nothing,
been .--ettied. X?-thing can be
unless or until th<- people se 11 le i:.
"A -i o.jiti- obvious mait'Tof fact,
city treasurers and comml
revenue in Virginia cut but an inc >n
aequentia! figure in the :
tion. The people of the cities ar
directly involve 1. more '!:r- ':.
ed, more directly concerned than 'he
number of them ?a majority of th?m.
according to the ii?!o vote, bell?
experience enter? into th?
of a city treasurer or o n
t?:>- revenue as important, ar..:
cases, as a controlling i
The functions of the other in q
are tresentially of buainCM ?ate?
are related directly to the bus'
fairs of the city and state?they repre
scnt the tax-assessment the tax
ing arm of government, anil -
in their administration can be I
quired by familiarity with the del ill
thereof, which in turn can onl;
of experience?while Inefficiency
the price of constantly
incumbents of the cilices
more than once pointed out,
business undertakings r
ence as a highly valuable attribute of b?
employe. By the same toi ?
true that such feat . ?i admin
istration as has to do with its strich
business features.ought not be crbitrar
ily deprived of experienced
certain]*' thepe ople of the city ought no
to be arbitrarily denied the rie!.
elect an experienced, faifhful. al
er competent business
desire to do so. This is all tl
volved ir. the case :.X bar
constitutional amendment, if
etion to n ? '
commissioner of the rev?
insures the aupreni
tru- vi - ?
t .'ran, any one wh<
c me -i candidate f
unfaithful or unsati
he defeated at the polla. 1? ain
the ir. ;
with their fell
"The matter, to
c locern as well as of cit;
f.-rce of this proposition i
ed fully conceded. But we tak
the people of the state having i
the ?negligibility d
from cjunty treasurer.. ;
?ionera of the
p atad to withhold like action ee .
i city officers thai
liKely t-ay to the county ;
may re-elect eominiasioners .
,' and to ll >? citj
no such ti.i-g.' To ; '
p>SM ?if this quMtion does not nc:
logical ?nor do we !
of disposition will be given it. !i?;!<
is it probable that the count)
will note that in 1910 thirteen Virgi i
cities voted to permit city t.
and cirnmisioners of revenue to select*?
themselves, and only seven vo !
against such premission, and combinir
eonaideratioofl of 1
with those of popular sovereignty, th <
will overwhelmingly endorse
posed change in the state constitutor.
William Floyd McSuire.
William Floyd McGuire, pon of tl
late Elijah and Elisabeth Qaypool .*?'
Guire, of Cedar ?ltiff. departed this li
on Friday, September 27, 1912, aged
When a young man;27 years old he v.
engaged in erecting a threae-etory wm
en factory on Clinch river near his hot
when a piece of timber fell, striki
him across the neck, injuring the veri
brae, thus causing him to lose his mir
The devoted parents being lit.'
rate from him, employed sum. one
look after and care for him fur i vi
years, after which they reluctantly c,
; sented to his being removed to the st<
? hospital at Staunten, where he rema
i ed until Ins death. In the meanti
, the father and mother passed away, t
! are now joined with their son in an i
ending reunion beyond the mystic riv
The subject of this sketch was c
: when a your.g, arid was an ob*
cnt and dutiful son at all tin
was a man of strong
b;-ing injuied, and was a g?nerai fa*J
> i?e among both old and young in
I community of his home. On Sundaj
the home of his childhood many gather- ?
; i d to 1. form. T
! remember?.") him declared his features .
; natural, only older.
Rev. Johnaoo, It. K. Church, i
- South, conducted the funeral set rvices
on Sunday the 29th, at 2 o'clock, after |
; whii-h th to rest in the
near his old home.
I He is survived by one brother, Mr. J. '
A. MeGuire, ?'?
I McGuir?;. J. Elmo M G. Me- !
j Guire. P. M. Alder and M. If. Hankins. I
Opening of ftonoke Woman's College.
noke Woman's '
n Peery, pre
I sident of the
Rev. ( K. . i :cted the de?
votional services, anil h<- also delivered
the firs'. g the students
to the churches of Salem.
Addresses wer? given by Rev. Or.
j Haithc: .n. W. Va..
Dr. Keister, of Roai
the Synod of - ; Dr. J.
College, and also oi the United Synod;
and Ret ' :.-nt of.
of th? !
read the Scrip
Dr I. A. !?'
fereei prayer. Forty-two stud?
Student government has!
been adopted. Miss Susie 1'ickle has j
been ch?-sed bouse president.
The faculty i- John C. Peerj Presi?
dent; Miss Grace Hunton, prof
Latin and Greek; Paul Sieg, i
? rna l.oleniUB.
Adah D. Merk!?".-, director of Musi?-;
Miss Nellie Har'man. instructor
and Piano; Otto F. tl i.ert, profesr-orj
of Mathmaticfl and Astronomy; Miss 1
Rebecca Liester, instructor in Lnglisn;
Miss Hasel Irene Sehmid, instructor in ,
<>n and Physical Culture; Dr.
.1. P. Kiilian physician t" the college.
To Canvas Ninth.
Hon. George 1. Dobson, of Des
Moines, ? i in the Ninth dis?
trict Monday, ami began a tw
speaking tour on behalf of Congress
- at l'u
laski on that day. During the tine that
Mr. Dobsoa is in ehe district, he will
make a vigorous and active canvas for
the re-eiection of Mr. Slemp. Il? ?s
recognized nationally us one of the fore?
most tariff authorities in the country.
He is already evidely known in the Ninth
. as he has been here in t? ? n
vious campaigns, and will be given a
cordial welcome wherever be j.
A Double Wedding.
Hue Sulphur Inn
.:, \? ij-n V
rk ins and It. S. Gay,
? eiy. I hi- brides are the daugh?
ters of Mr. E. B. Scott, of Cedhr Bluff,
andar. ir socially through
county. The Uev. W.
son, of this place, performed the cere
After ? tour of the north
Mrs. Perkins will be
at home in New York city, while Mr.
Gay will reside in Atlanta
Slemp Favors the Support ot
Browning by Sixth District Regulars.
II Slemp, of the
Ninth Vir ; t, r??cogn
id-patter, is quoted as saying
ly in a tel? phone message from
Coeburn, "In the Sixth Virginia district
e republicans have no nominee,
. ng all reputdicans to unite in
f Col. James S. I'.rowning,
of trie pr?>gressive party. In
my district th?- moose have united inciy
support and I trust, therefore, that all
will rally heartily to support of Col.
Senator John C. Catron, a mooser,
stated yesterday that he and other
moosers in his district are united in sup?
porting Slemp with the same cordial
enthusiasm that characterizes their sup?
port of Roosevelt.
Hon. Henry S. Bowen, of Witters
Mills, who was here yesterday attend?
ing to some business matters, predicted
the re-election of Congressman C. B.
Slemp to succeed himself from the Ninth
district in congress by a safe majority.
Mr. Bowen, who was himself prominen?
tly mentioned in connecion with the
i nomination conferred upon Mr. Slemp,
? takes the position that the progr? selves
! are bound by the Bristol convention to
support its nominee and he says it was
the understanding in all of the progres?
sive meet logs held in the distiict that
the differences would be settled in the
' convention and the word bolt was never
thought of, Mr. Bosreo, owing to his
extensi?. ts, w.-uld not
permit his friends to use his name at
Bristol when the? convention met. ?Bluc
Born?to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lari?
mer on last Sunday, a fine eleven pound
All Differences Over Moving of Jefferw?
viiie Road Plant No. 2 Adjusted After
Much Wrangling And Work
Will Again 60 On
The Board of Supervisors met in a
called session on Monday tj listen to
the report of the committee appointed
by Judge Fulton Kegley at thf? last term
of court to consider the mt?tter of re
to the court house. The report
is appears in another column.
After the consideration of this matter
an order was entered confirm.ng the ac
?f the road board of Jerersonville
?iistrict in removing plant ,?Io. 2 from
the Tynea place to a ??uarry near Five
Oaks. This board is composed of D. B.
Joseph A. 'Jregar and J. T.
? - ianation was made that
it had previously been agreed by the
board that the supervisor c? each dis?
trict, together with the ro? 1 board of
s, should have the a-tthorTty to
si move any machinery in th.-ir respec
The morning session of the regular
monthly meeting of the bo-ird on Tues?
day was devoted to allowing claims, ar?
ranging for the advertising for bids for
?traction of the Poor Valley and
? k roa'l-i in Maiden 'Spring dis?
trict, to be opened on Non ember the
i onsideration of th? open sea?
son for hunting and selectio i of game
wardens for the county.
:id auditing committees of the
? rial districts presented
which, for lac1, of space,
will not ' ??;?.; next * eek. Dr.
C W. Greever, clerk of the board, re
that no bids had tet n received
for the improvement of th? <iirt roads
advertised in Jeffersonville d strict.
As it was known that Stat-> Highway
Commissioner Wilson was in the city
an?l that he had gone over the roads in
the controversy over the moving of
plan* No 2 in this district, th -re ??as an
un.lercurrent of feeling that t ?ere would
nothing doing' in t ee matter.
as. It broke late in the after?
noon, when Mr. Wilson ad'lre ssed a let
? sh of the supervisor? outlining
... in thematter Chai man Dan?
iels immediate',, called a mee'ing in the
courthouse H S. Bowen called the
? to order and stated its object.
While speaking, Mr. Wils? n enteret'
and was asked tj state hi- opinion,
which he ?lid brietly. He wa? frequent?
ly interrupt., i. und tc get tl e meeting
on a business basis, D. B. E iniels was
elected chairman and J. G GiilaefiM
. and the confusion jecame so
great that no progress could I e made in
consideration of the matte?. ' W
Harman moved that the Stat Hi.<hwa?
Commissioner, the Board of Supervi
ssrs, three representatives *"rom eacl
of the magisterial district* tog the
? orneys to represent the lr.tter
an i the ci-mrr.onwealth's attorney ac
joura to a private room to see if a
agreement of some kind could not t
reached. This motion prevailed, ar
th" following citizens were ?ppointei
Clear Fork-C. W. Crocked, H. ;
Bowen and Robert Tarter; Jefferao
viile?W. F. Harman, Otis H >pkins ai
Frank Kitts, with J. W. Chapman ai
W. M. M inter as attorneys.
This committee retired to the law
but after a two hoirs sessi
without accomplishing any hing, a
journed until 10 o'clock yesterday mor
The meeting yesterday morning fail
of any results, but in the afternoon
re assembling and after mu.-h disci
sion the matter was adjustet along t
line suggested by the Republican o? li
Week, an?! work will be resumed
both roads at once.
A petition for an intern-ban ro
from Graham to I'ocahontas was pi
sented to the beard, but on account
the road matter taking so mi.ch of t
boards time it was no* consi iered. a
before action is taken, the pjpervis<
will endeavor to get an ex iression
opinion from people along th j propex
line to see if they want it.
t >ne of the most interesting weddir.
of the social year of the C-pital C
was celebrated on yesterday afternc
at the home of the bride, 106 wi
Grace street, Richmond, vhen M
Claire Guillaume was united in mai
age with Judge Samuel Cec! Graha
of this city. Only a few intimnte friei
were present at the ceremony.
After a short trip to New York, ?
and Mrs. Clrahatn will return here fo
short visit before procee'dtng to Flor
to spend the winter in Judge Grahai
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