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Cites Record ot Democratic Congressioial
Nominee and Declars There is Nothing
In Common Between Him And Those
Who Live By Honest Toil.
Some of the democratic papera of the
Ninth district and elsewhere in Virginia
are very much dis'urbed because the
Hon. Thomas J. Muncy in a recent
speech referred to the "Boop-houses"
of '93 It is but natural that they should
want to forget the dire results that fol?
lowed Cleveland's administration, but it
does not seem right that they should be
ahoWed to plead tha statute of limita?
tion for the results that followed the
domodatic mal-administration of the
affairs of the Nation the only time, in a
half century, they were given into their
pirty's care Granting their request,
however, Mr. Muncy allowed their plea
and in answer to their r? quest for a
"new epesch" in an address delivered
at Big Stone Gap on Monday said, in
pert, as follow*:
"Fellow Citiz??ns:?
"Genere! R -V. Ayers comes before
you and bskh that you elect him to the
Congress of the United S'otes, and you
have a right to in?/estigate as to the
reputation and character of General
Avers. Hii official and political acts
are a part of the hiatory of the great
southwest, and I propose to keep them
before the people of this district till
after the ? lection in November, 'leat we
forget, left we forget.' I never knew
a man who (fid a decent action that
wanted it forgo'ten. I never knew a
man that did anything for the better?
ment of the coi'iiiti' n of humanity that
did not want if to live on and on for?
ever. Not only so, but he expects his
friends, with loving hands, to inscribe
it upon the marble which marks his last
resting place, that they may be read of
all men as the yean- go by. But when
a man does something mean, when a
man does that which brings the crimson
blush of shame to the cheeks of his
children, he pleads limitation to that
act. He Bays, 'You must not speak of
these things. They are old and shop?
worn and threadbare. People are tired
of hearing about them, give ub some?
thing new. Any man that will talk of
these things is not a gentleman. '
"I do not know whether, according to
the democratic standard, 1 am a gentle?
man or not, and I do not know that it is
true that a gentleman cannot give its
record, but I admit that a gentleman
hates to give the record of General
Ayers and the democratic party, and I
admit also that a gentleman hates to
read that record; but I give it just the
same. Not because 1 love to do so, but
because I believe it is to the best inter?
ests of my country to give it.
"General Ayers prates about honesty
in elections, and says he does not want
the certif?cate of election secured by
fraud. Yet, he has accepted the nomi?
nation from a party which called its
convention in March for the express
and avowed purpose of nominating a
man who could and would make arrange?
ments to pay the poll taxes of the men
he himself had helped to disfranchise by
the new constitution, this too, after he
had said: 'That no man who fails to
T.ersonally pay his poll tax six months
i irior to the election should be allowed
to vote. ' Immediately after this con?
vention a meeting was held for the
avowed purpose of raising money to
pay the poll taxes of certain democratic
voters, thus seeking to nullify a portion
of the constitution that General Ayers
Road Progress and Expenditures
The reports of the auditing commit?
tees of the three magisterial districts
concerning the progress of and expendi?
tures on the new macadam highways of
the county, presented to the Board of
Supervisors last week, is given below.
Clear Fork district, which presents
its report for the first time, does not
follow the form used by the other two
districts, and is given in the manner
submitted by the committee. The act
ual cost per mile is shown for only three
sections of road, 2, 4 and 5, and is given
in table below.
bad helped to make and foist upon the
people of this state without their con?
sent, and in violation of the promise of
the democratic party that the consti?
tution should be summitted to the peo?
ple for their ratification or rejection.
"He, General Ay ere, is in favor of
i honest elections, yet knowing of all the
frauds committed in the Ninth Congres?
sional district within the past fifteen
years by the democratic party, he has
never yet raised his voice in condemna
; tion of any of them, but has by his- a|*
| lence acquiesced in all of them, ind
I now refuses to sanction an hone-t ad?
ministration of the election law u,ion
I the statute books, by refusing to ask
j that the republicans be accord? d >ne
I judge of election at each voting pre
I cinct in the district of their own selec?
"General Ayers has nothing in c?.m
mon with the common people. He is a
? corporation lawyer. He sits brck. en
; meshed in a web of technicalties, lake a
spider waiting for its prey. He in ?Is?)
I a corporation wrecker. He can liiii : ^
whole lumber company ?logs, lumb. r,
sawmill, carriage and cant hooks?in 24
hours, till you can not find it with a ?:py
, glass. He can cover up a coal mine?
driftmouth, care, tracks, picks ?r d
? Bhovels?in a single night.
"He stands upon the shore of the
i black and turbulent sea of ban!-.rup'i'y
and awaits to clutch his drowning lel
low-man by the throat, yet he lives I ko
a king in a brown stcne palace at Big
Stone Gap -a palace that will rival in
magnificance the colonial structures cf
antebellum days?separated from ?he
common people as far as if he iiv? d on
another planet."
The Open Season 1912.
At the October meeting of the board
of supervisors the following reguls'inns
were adopted to govern the hunting
season for 1912. On account of the in?
terest in hunting in this section and for
the information of the local Nimreds
the full text of the regulation is given
together with the names of game war?
dens, recommended to Judge Fulton
Kegly to be appointed for the season,
which follows:
lie it Resolved by the Board of Super?
visors of Tazewell County as follows:
(1.) That it shall be unlawful for
any person to hunt, kill or capture, in
any manner, or have in possession, any
quail, partridges or phesants, in Taze?
well ?County, between November twen
teth and Decembea twentieth.
(2.) That it shall be unlawful foi
any person to kill or capture, in any
manner, in Tazewell County, more than
ten quail or partridges, or more than
two phesants, on any one day, during
the open season in said county.
(3.) Any person violating any of the
provisions of this resolution shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, anc
shall pe punished by a fine of not leM
than five or more than fifty dollars, oi
imprisoned in jail for not more thar
thirty days, or both fined and imprison
ed at the discretion of the justice oi
jury trying the case.
J. P. Gose, W. H. Witten, James D? a
ton, John W. Moore, R. B. Wilaon.Gra
Mustard, J. L Stump, Robert Ruble
J. R. Hicks
James Harris, Sam Crockett, G. O
Thompson, Lee Linkous, V. T. Peery
J. W. Daniels, J. C. St. Clair, J. V
Litz, Henry Herman.
Henry Hoops, J. San. Gillesp"e, M
F. Brown, G. W. Oney, Will Taylor, D
Green, J. M. Lambert, G. W. Spar! s
M. F. Elswick, J. A. Vernon.
The political prophets who are so sur
as to who will be the next presid'T.t
should remember, that at least a thir
of the people of the country have no
fully made up their minds as to wh
they will vote for, and if thos?.- wh
have, another third are not proclamin
their choice from the house-tops. Htra?
votes represent only those anxious to b
in the spot-light, but the great, quiel
unexpressed vote of the country is wl.a
is going to elect the president this fee
and we think some of those who are s
cock-sure they have picked the winr?
are due a surprise on the fifth day (
Popart of the Propreas Made and Maney Expended en Reads Built In Tazewell
County Under the Bond Isiue up to Septembor 30, 1912.
7 and 8
Miles Amt. Exp'd Average C<?at
To Sept. 30
Town of Graham 5.25 $18.872 40
Town of Graham to Station 14 8,299 66
Station 565 to Mrs. E. Davis' 8.54
Station 265 to district line 3.68 3,832 34
T. R. Smoot's to Tiptop 2 40 3,933.56
Jeffersonville line to B. Garden 8.00 13,170 30
G rat ton to Grabt ree's Gap 4.50 489.68
Pocahontas to Abba Valley 10.13 13,173.10
Falls Mills to Bluestone 3 00 9,644.70
Per Mile
$2,190 20
$1,778 99
$4,382 14
Sec. Name
Miles PrCtQr'd'ng Pr Ct Macadam Es Cost Act'l Cost
6 Tazewell west 4.86
2 " east 5.03
1 Plum Creek 1.8
3 Whitley Ridge 1.5
Pr Mile Pr Mile
$5,920.80 $5,343 97
$5,488.21 $ 4,015 69
$9,826 84 $10,662 47
Grading cost 38.6 cents a cubic yird
Name Miles
Pr Ct Gr'd'ng
Pr Ct Macadam
Es Cost Act'l Cost
Pr Mile Pr Mile
$7,483.57 $11 247 16
$5,502.34 $ 6,886 45
4 Warde'l 7.67
6 Baptist Valley 3.50
NOTE -Coat of plants and coat of installing same is not included in above
ceats of construction.
Slemp Being Misrepresented.
! Congressman C. B. Slemp, whilo in
Bristol Monday en route to Asheville,
N. C, to be with Mrs. Slemp for a few
days, expressed the view that he is be?
ing misrepresented by the democratic
i press of Virginia as to his views touch
! ing honest elections. In speaking of
I the matter he said:
"The democratic press of the state
! continues to misunderstand and conse
| quently to misrepresent my position as
| to fair elections In order to make a
I clean-cut issue of this subject, and that
the people may know who is in favor of
j fair elections, and who is not, I will
I say:
"1. I will use no money at the com?
ing election except for legitimate pur?
"2. I demand from Gen. R. A. Ay
ers, my democratic opponent, an un
rquivocal answer to the question as to
whether he thinks the republicans are
entitled to have one judge and one clerk
of elee'ion at every \oting place in the
"3 I appoint the following commit?
tee to meet a committee selected ~>y
General Ayers to en.er on my behalf
into any agreement whatever that v-?11
tend to have the coming election abso?
lutely fair to ail cand date* and all p it
ties: Hon. C. S. PendletOB, district
l'hairniin; Hon. R. W. Dirkenson, of
Russell; Hon. J. C. Noel, of Lee coun'v.
"I will abide by any agreement that
the two such committees may enter
Supervisors in Special Session
At a called meeting of the l'.oard of
Supervisors on Tuesday, the committee
having in charge the matter of improv?
ing the county court bouM filed a sup
plemental report to the on?* submitt?-d
to the hoard last week. This latter re?
port recommends that repairs be ma ?e
to the present building instead of erect?
ing a now one, the committee declaring
the sentiment of the people seeming
to favor good roads rather than a new
court house. The board will arrange
for an architect to examine the building
and report on what repairs are need- d.
An order ws9 entered to employ an
expert accountant to go over the pay?
rolls of the road work to determine the
per cent su far spent for engineering,
foremen, laborers, etc , and to ascer?
tain what per cent of the surveys wert
afterwards used in constructing roads,
also to call the attention to county en?
gineer that roads were being built with?
out grade stakes and to require foremer
to secure enough graders to keep th>
crusher plants busy.
Permission was granted the Confinen
tal Development and Investment Com
pany to use the highways between ('ra
ham and Pocaliontas for building an in
terurban line under the same privilege!
as granted for a similar line betweei
Graham and Tazewell.
County Engineer Lee was then calle,
into consultation and the following wcrl
outlined for the Jeffersonville distric
road plants: Plant now at Plum creel
to move to Thompson Val'ey and the
to complete the Fincastlc road west t
district line. Plant cast of town t
move to mouth of Cavatt's creek an
work four wai? from one setting. Th
plant to be employed on Witten'sM.
road when completed to continue wes
on road to North Tazewell.
Two Big Barbecus.
The campaign in Tazewell is begir
nir.g to warm up and .it last looks lik
the real thing. The speeches schedul.
for next Tuesday and Wednesday ?
Tiptop and Cedar Bluff, from all re
ports, will attract the largest crow,:
assembled at any political gathering i
the county in recent years. At Tiptn
the arrangements are in the hands ?
the following committee: Hon. H. S
Bowen, R. P. Harman, Dr. Frank 1':
ott, T. R. Smoii*, James Gilltspie ar
J. P. Crockett, all experts in the line <
handling and f.eding crowds, and tro
have sent in assurance that there v. i
be enough to eat and to spare at the
place on the 22n<l.
At Cedar Bluff the committee on a
rangements consists of T. A. Gillespi
J. Ed McGuire, L??e Spratt and Andr?
Martin. The chairman ofthecommi
tee, "Uncle Tom" Gillespie, who hi
had much experience in arranging ba
I'pcues, says to give his personal woi
that there will also be ample provisioi
for all who are at Cedar Bluff on tl
Both committees wish those livii
near the te*o places, who care to do v
to feel at liberty to bring as much
contribute to the feast as they wish,
that should the crowds exceed expect
tions none will be disappointed. Th
also wish it understood fiat an espec:
invitation is extended to women a
children to attend.
The other of the self-constituted lea
era of the progressive party of Virgin
addressed the voters of this distn
' from tha "Ninth DistrictHeadquartei
| Radford, Va," last week. It is fittii
1 the headquarters should be located ?
of the district, in view of the fact th.
Candidate for congress, Graham,
though he has lived here or hereabot
. for something like a quarter of a ce
tury, will cast his first vote in Virgil
! on the fifth of next montn. Those w
i remember what happened the other g<
tl.-man (rom Philadelphia, who aspii
to represent the grand old Ninth
Congress twenty-two years ago v
know now "What will happen
' Graham in November.
Oeath of Mr. Slemp's Baby.
It is seldom the two great mysteries
of existence, life and death, visit the
aame household in one day. Such, how?
ever, was the sorrowful experience of
Mr. and Mrs. C B. Slemp on Tuesday, !
when but a few hour.) after the arrival ?
of the child that was to gladden their j
home, the soul of the little one returned i
to its Maker.
The hearts of the parents, who had
looked forward with f?.nd expectancy to
this event, would be desolate indeed but
for the assurance of Him who so loved
little children that he said: 'Of such is
the Kingdom of Heaven."
That the deepest sympathy of every
one in the Ninth diss.net goes out to Mr.
and Mrs Slemp in their hour of be?
reavement is but to feebly express it.
Strong in every sentiment, be it love or
hate, the honest mountaineer is un?
ashamed to express i', and a sob of
sympathy will be wrun;* from everyone
as they learn th^t thj little one return?
ed so soon to Him who gave it.
Miss Josephine Man in, of Pula9ki, is
the guest of Mn?. W. H. Werth here
this week.
Mrs. H. G. Peery is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. J. K. Ball, in Prince?
ton, W. Va.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Claude Pobst have
moved into the Capt J. D. Alexander
property on west Maic street.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Mustard, of l'o
cahontas, are spending the week sight?
seeing in the National Capital.
Clyde Thompson, of Wheeling, W.
Va., is on a visit to his father, Stuart
Thompson, in 'liiornpson Valley.
Before buying a wugon investirte
the Columbus. It will pay you.
Star Miihng Company.
J. N. Harman returned Sunday from
un extended campaign tour of the Ninth
and reports immense ?rnthusiasm every?
where for the re-election of Hon. C. B.
I have a pure bred Jersey cow, giving
2J gallons milk per day, that I will sell
at a bargain. Will seli, loan or swap
Edward Lambert and Miss Rosie Ste?
vens, of the Divides, near Tiptop, were
married in the clerk s clfice here on yes?
terday afternoon. Rev. E. E. Wiley
performed the ceremony.
We have gotten in our new race and
are ready for business. Send us your
Star Milling Company.
Judge and Mrs. S. C. Graham i*e
turnea yesterday from their honeymoon
trip to New York city. They will be at
home on Fridays during November, and
in December will leave for their winter
home in City Point, Fla.
No farmer can afford to be without
some kind of power on his farm One
of our Gasoline Engines will do more for
you than the best hand you can hire.
Star Milling Company.
G. W. Doak returned Saturday from
a visit to his Harford county, Md., farm.
While there he threshed out the wheat
from a forty-nine acre tract that yield?
ed him 1,700 bushels. The same field
last year yielded forty bushels to the
Hon. J. N. Harman and Hon. T. C.
Bowen will address the people of the
Clear Fork neighborhcod at Shawver's
Mill school house on Saturday afternoon
at 1:30 o'clock. Both these gentlemen
are able and eloquent speakers, and a
large crowd should gr?:et them on this
By defeating Ne* York yesterday 3
to 2 the B'ston team of the American
baseball league dem??!.-..trnted their su?
periority over their Nut:..nal league ri?
vals and won for them -?.-lves the title of
world's champions. Of I he eight games
played Boston won 4, New York 3 while
one was tied.
Joe HurKholder, a former North Taze?
well boy, who has been yardmastcr for
the C. C. and O. at Dante for some
time, has been promoted to be yard
master for the same r ?ad at Bostic, S.
C. As Bostic yard is the most impor?
tant on the road it is ?juite a promotion
to Mr Burkholder. His brother, Claude,
who is also employed by the C. C. and
O. as agent at Green Mountain, N. C,
was married recently in Roanoke to
Miss Mae Lang ton, and they are now
on their honeymoon trip. After the
25th they will be at home in Green
Paint Better.
better isn't enough; paint best.
A man bought "cheap" paint; saved
20c or 30 or 40 or 50c a gallon, didn't
Yes, and bought 40 or 50 or 60 or 80
percent more gallons; how much did be
; make on his paint?
| And he paid for painting those gallons
'?a fair day's work u a gallon?how
, much did be make on the labor part of j
i hia job?
' He lost a quarter or tuird of bia money. !
How long will it last? not his money,
the paint?
Perhaps half as long as Devoe. How
long will his money last, if he buys other
stuff as he bought that paint?
Better buy the best paint; it makes
the leaat bill and least- fren.
John E. Jackson sells it.
Interesting Wedding.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Hamii'on
Wade Steele, lll'.'i Patterson avenu.? s
w., Roanoke, was the scene Saturday
evening at nine o'clock of a very beauti?
ful wedding, when their daughter, Miss
Josephine May Kelly, became the bride
of Dr. Joseph Alexander Noblin, of
East Radford.
The ceremony was preformed in the
presents of only a few relatives and
friends, by Rev. Edwards. A bower of
autumn leaves was beautifully arrang?
ed, under which the bride and groom
Before the entrance of the bridal
party. Miss Mattie Guy sang "I Lore*
You Truly,'' followed by the Lohengrin
wedding march; "Traumeri," softly
played during the services.
The groom entered the parlor with
his best man, Mr. Hal C. Tyler, of Kud
ford, followed by the dainty little flower
girl, Miss I ouise Steele, sister of the
bride, carrying a basket of white and
yellow dahlias. She was accompanied
by Master Alton Kidd, who carried the
wedding ring in a yellow chrysathemu m.
Next came Miss Rosalie Hicks, as brides?
maid, accompanied by Dr. J. C. Crewea,
of Radford.
The bride entered with her (deter,
Miss Byrd Kelly, who was her maid of
honor. The bride was beautiful in an
exquisit gown of white satin charmeuse
draped and trimmed in pear!*- und lace.
The Maid of honor was attired in a
yellow gown of satin.
After the ceremony Dr. an?) M'-s.
Nod'in held an 'nformal reception.
The bride has lived in Roanoke for a
number of years, and by her attractive
manners has won a host of friends.
She is the granddaughter of Um Lte
Colonel Andrew .May and Judge James
P. Kelly, of this city. She was educat?
ed at Stonewall Jackson Institute, Ao
ingdon. Va , and is a musician of un?
usual talent.
Dr. Noblin is a member of a promin?
ent and intluential family of Southwest
Virginia and is a leading young physi?
cian and surgeon.
Dr. and Mrs. Noblin left on the mid?
night train for Norfolk, ami will go >,y
boat from there, on an extended N r u
ern trip, before going to Radford
Daughters of Confederacy.
The seventeenth annual c?>nventi??n ol
the Virginia Division, United Daughter*
of the Confederacy, closed their
at Harrisonburg on last Friday night.
Richmond was selected as the met
ing place for the convention of li ;:>
and the time of the convention ?a:
changed fron the secend Wedm
October to the first Wednesday of the
same month, for the reason that t'.c
former date contlicted with the date ol
the Virginia State Fair and kept manj
delegates from attending the conven
Oliicers Elected
Mrs. A A. Campbell, of Wylheville
was unanimously re-elected pr? aided1
of the Division.
First Vice-l'resideut, Mrs. James E
Alexander, Alexandria.
Second Vice-President, Miss S. Alio
Cowan, Harrisonburg.
Third Vice-President, Mrs. Charles C
Guthrie' Charlotte Court Home.
Fourth Vice President, Mrs. Frank A
Walke, Norfolk.
Recording Secretary, Mrfi. W, C. M
Merchant, Chatham.
Corresponding Srcretary, Mrs. I', y
ton B. Green, Wytheville.
Treasurer, Mrs. S. A. Riddtck
Registrar, Mrs. J. R. K. Bell.
Historian Mrs. F. S. Holmes, S i
Custtjdian, Miss Lucy Berkley, Haj
Recorder of Croases, Mrs. James I:
Alexander, Alexandria
Recorder Virginia Division lin.1^ ;
Mrs. J. M. Garnett, Baltimore.
Big Meeting At Big Stone Gap.
Hig "tone Gay, Va , (>e? l? (special
? One of the best meetings of the pn
sent campaign Was held at this pi c
Monday night Hon. George L. I'ol
son, of Iowa, and Hon. Thoe. J. Mane*
of Bland, were the speakers of the ??<
casion, and a crowd that filled the lar,;
school auditorium to overflowing, fratl
ered to honor their neighbor, friend ar
gifted Cor.gr.'ssman. Hon C. 11. Sw**0|
The day had been chilly and rainy, he
the weather did rot deter the peop
of Mr. Slemp's home town from <
ercising the privihge of bearing tl
splendid speake" *ho addressed the
on his behalf.
Mr. Dobso'i'a addr? ss was listened
with closest attention, the faces i
every hearer ehining with inter?s
He is one of the foremost tariff authei
ties in the country, and uses simp
illustrations that drives his points hon
It is perhaps, fair to say, that t
great Muncy, renowned as an oral
from end to end of our State, mad.- ?
greatest speech of his life. His sph
did bursts of oratory thrilled his a
dience, and his telling points of pr?sete
tion, and of the shallow mockery ..f t
present democratic stand for fair el?
tion, in the light of their past unen
able record to the contrary.
Reference was made to the fact tl
Mr. Slemp is compelled to stay out
the campaign to attend hia wife in t
present great crisis of her life, and I
assertion that his friends everywhi
are fighting hie battle and will win t
? victory for hin was greeted with a
tremendous burst of enthusiasm that
shook the great stone building in
which the meeting was held.
The Mountain Fiend.
On account of publishing the Delin?
quent Tax List this week we are necis
sarily compelled to omit this install?
ment of that interesting story. "The
Mountain Fiend,'* now running in the
Sunday School Convention.
A Sunday Bchool convention of all de?
nominations for the eighteen counties
west of Rosnoke will be held at Pulaski,
November 20th, and 21st. It will be in
charge of the State Sunday School As?
sociation, and will be in every respect
equal to the regular state convention of
this association. A strong program is
now being arrang? d. and already have
been secred an exceptionally strong
list of speakers.
Any Sunday school worker of the ter?
ritory mentioned may attend, and will
be welcomed and entertained as a dele?
gate. Nine of the counties now have
County Sunday School Associations,
and it is hoped that the convention will
result in the organization of others.
The following is a partial list of
speakers wbo have already intimated to
the committee that they expect to at?
tend the convention, and take part in
the program:
Her. A. L. Phillips. D. I>.. Sunday
School Superintendent of the Presby?
terian Church.
Rev. J. T Watts, Baptist State Sec?
Rev. Chas. S. Stanton, Christians
burg. Va., Chairman Sunday School
Hoard of the Baltimore Methodist Con?
Rev. Jas. A. Lyons, Chairman Sunday
School Board of the Holston Conference.
Prof. J. T. McCjnnell. Emory and
Henry College.
Harry T. Baker, Boy's Work Sec?
retary, State Y. M. C A
Miss Salue C. Dean, State Superin?
tendent Elementary Division.
Miss Annie Branch Bit.ford. Richmond
Va., Editor of Um Intermediate lessons
of the Presbyterians.
Rev. H. W. Battle. Baptist Pastor,
Cnarlottsville, Va.
Dr. E. EL Miller, President Bucking?
ham Sunday Scho"i Association.
The staid old Richmond Times-Dis?
patch waxes wrathy over the article in
the last issue of the Republican on the
Constitutional Amendments hirst: Be?
cause it appeared on the news page
Second: Because we quoted from the
Lynchburg News. Al the News trim?
med them proper on the second count,
in their issue of the 13th, we will only
remark here that we will continue to
have heart to-heart talks with our sub?
scribers, all of whom are our friends
and most of them our neighbors, when?
ever and in a manner that suits us and
after the fashion o; country papers, on
the editoral page, when room, but if
this be full of other ' good stuff, ' ' in the
news pages. As a matter of fact, the
commending of two of the three amend?
ments to the favorable consideration of
the voters was only incidental to the
object of the article which, primarily,
was to cull attention to the fact, that
the voters of the state would be called
upon at the coming election, to vote
on so grave a matter as the amending
of the constitution of the state, with
only a cursory knowledge of the ques?
tions involved and to suggest, that, if
Virginia did not follow the example of
Oregon and submit such questions to the
voters in pamplet form that it should,
at least, arrange to h.ive the full text
of the proposed amendments printed,
in at least one paper, in each coun'y for
the information of the voters.
Milwaukee, Wis.? Scene en Attempted As?
sassination of the Former President?
Distinguished Patient Doing Well.
Colonel Theodore Roosevt ! wa3 shot
in the left breast by an assussin Mon?
day evening about *> o'clock as he en?
tered an automobile in front if the Ho?
tel Gilpatrick in Milwaukee. Wis., to
start for an auditorium where he
was to deliver a speech tha evening.
The shooting was done by >. man evi?
dently insane. Colonel Roc^evelt re
fus??d to cancel his engagemei t to speak
and after going to tho hall and there
quieting the crowd which ha ' heard he
had been shot, spoke for on hour and
thirty-five minutes, though ..oparently
in a very weakened condition II? was
then taken to an eraergenc : hospital
where an examination of t e wound
was made and the injury dre: ??!.
The- ballet tore threMlgb. a roll of man?
uscript in the breast pocket .f Colonel
Roosevelt's coat, struck a lib end rang- ?
ing upwards lodtred under ? tie collar?
bone, where it was located by aid of
the X-ray.
lone] Roosevelt was late- removed
to the Merry hospital in Chic go where
a n,or<? thorough examination disclosed
him to be more dangerouslj wounded
than at first thought, a.id tho hysicians
ati-.-ndipg him say it will be a least ten
days before he can g^t out The Colo
ne1, however, gamely says ?e will be
out in two davs, and it is i livjrsally
hoped that he wiU be.
The would-be assas=:n gav. his name
?S -lohn Schrank, of 870 E st Tenth
street, New York. From n *es f?und
in the prisoner's clothes it is ? vident he
rented on the Bubject f ("clonel
Roosevelt running fot a third time for
the presidency.
Tannersviile News
Tar.nersv.llf-, V?., Oct. 16.
J. U. French, of eCerler Bhifl Is spend?
ing a few days here with horn folks.
?lames French, of Pearisbur,-, is visit?
ing relative's and friend? at th ? place.
Mrs. R P Hilt, of Asbur is visit?
ing her parents, Mr. and 'T3. Isaac
Joe Holmes was the gu? -t of his
br, (her. R. W. Holme*,, at r orth Hol
sto.i Sunday
Miss Bessie Brown, who i ? teaching
at ?'oundinsr Mill, visited nomeiolks
here Saturday. ,
l'eery and Arthur Goodwio, of As
bury's, spent Sunday with re!.i*.'eres and
friends at this place.
Mrs. Mary Williams, of McCrady's
Gap, visited with the family of G. P.
Holmes at this place Sunday.
Childrens Day at Crabtre? s Chapel
was celebrated on last Satur? ay with a
picnic and a splendid progran of enter?
tainment. A large crowd w?.s present
and all enjoyed the day.
Sale of Valuable Real Estate in iichlands.
I will sell, as trustee of A .'?. Kiser,
a nine room iljvelling house i nd three
lots, in the town of I ichlands,
Tazewell County, Virginia on the
between the hours of 11 a. m. and 2 p.
m., of that day, at public ai ction, to
the highest bidder. Terms, cash all
over the sum of *t>l,300 , the -irchaser
assuming to pay the said sum ?f $1,300.,
in one, two and thr??e years t. ne, .vith
legal interest thereon. The trie to this
property is jierfect, and it is veil locat
j ed and splendid residence.
? 10-17. 5w H L. SPRATT, '. -ustee.
Fit, Ready-to
wear Price
Not only the fit but the
same ?mart weaves and
colorings; the same
models that Custom
Tailors try to claim is
all their own.
There was a time whei all
men were divided into two
classes ? those that wore
" Custom Tailored " and
those that wore "Re.dy
The pocketbook deeded
the question.
Now only those who still cli ig to
tradition pay the high j-: .
American Clothes with their wide
range of models will ht pcrectly
any man.
Snappy new Moot'. for
young men?conservative bu: cor?
rect tor the business man.
We, as well as the makers, stand
back of American Clothes.

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