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VOL. 21 TAZEWELL, VA.. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1912 NO.
WILL SURPASS ALL
Gathering of U. S. Warships at Panama
California Exposition In 1915 Will Sir
pass Any Like Demonstration of An?
cient Or Modern Tines
Washington, October 21.?It is only a
coincidence, of course, that the great
naval review held in New York last
week was at the very time Europe waa
being lighted up by the torch of war.
No one, leist of all the United States
t'overnment, has any idea that this
country will be drawn into war, but it
" ? a satisfaction to know that the navy,
f called or., would be found ready.
To the hundreds of thousands who
?aw our fighting ships in review on the
Hudson last week it was primarily a
?lorious ppgeant. The splendor of the
i'ight illuminations, the parades of the
?lue-jacket*?, the fine discipline of of
i&ers and men, all contributed to make
. holiday spectacle rarely surpassed, but
overshadowing the pageantry was the
:?monstratiori that the navy is "trained
o the minute" and this assurance is a
<-al guarantee of ptace.
In just a little more than two years
li'.sr great limiting ships, and others
hat will then be in commission, will sail
?ut of New York harbor, sweep majest
cally southward, pa>s.through the Pan?
ama canal, and in imposing double or
ripie column formation turn their
^rows northward to assist in the formal
pening of the Panama-California Ex?
position at San Diego; then continue
heir course to take a similar part a tit?
le later in the San Francisco Exposi
.ion. What the presence of the fleet
vill mean is foreshadowed by the recent
.reat review in New York. It will be
> sight which will draw people from
very land, and no American who has
he good fortune to see it will be able to
raze on that spectacle without feeling
?is bosom swell with pride.
The event which is to call forth the
rroat naval review of 1915 will be one
f the most significant in all history. It
?ill be the formal opening of the Pana?
na canal, linking together two great
'ceans and giving the commerce of the
vcorld a short cut between the Atlantic
.nd the Pacific. That the whole world
s intensely interested in the canal's
completion will be evidenced not onjy
*>y the participation of many nations in
the twin exposition being prepared to
?elebrate the event, but it will be fur
-her demonstrated by the sending of
rarships from every maritime country
to take part in the naval review which
will thereby take rank as the greatest
that the wot Id ever saw, not excepting
the naval demonstrations of ancient
imes with all the barbaric aplendor at?
It has been remarked that Europe
???Jems to be more keenly alive to the
benefits arising from the opening of the
i'r.nnma canal than America is. Prob
ibly this is only in appearance, for
nere is no real lack of interest in the
-?anal in this country. But Europe is
?ghting hard for commercial openings
?nd the various nations of the Old World
are watching each other very keenly
.est some advantage may be lost. The
United States, with the tremendous
oiarket fouud within its own confines,
?u been so busy with its own develop?
ed that it'hardly has time or inclina
on to meet special demands necessary
o extend its trade in foreign markets,
?nd yet ita foreign trade has grown
-?.mazingly. The commercial interests
of the nation feel a quiet confidence in
heir ability to meet foreign compet?
ion on ita own ground, whenever expe
:iency may seem to require this course,
.nd to take a fair share of the spoils.
That we have an inadequate merchant
uarine is generally conceded to be a
r.ndicap, and it is more serious that we
?ave inadequate harbor and dock facili
ies, hut this latter will be remedied.
)n the Pacific coast there are great har
iors at Puget Sound and San Francisco,
i great one is building at Los Angeles,
and at Sao Diego there is one of the
moat beautiful, moat tetare, and teest
natural harbors to be found in the
; world For years the Government haa
been carrying oat a plan of improving
i this harbor, the first port in the United
State? territory after leaving the canal
west and uorth bound Here the navy
is establishing a base with coaling and
I oiling station. Here the torpedo fleet
has its base. Hare there must be re?
pair shops and naval dry docks. Hut
the Government has been tardy in pros?
ecuting its work and the people of San
Diego bave voted large funds to carry
on the harbor work themselves. They
foresee the great future that awaits
their city and harbor and are showing
, their faith and enterprise by their work.
The development of the San Diego
harbor bears an intimate relation to the
creation of a great international expo?
sition. In fact, all of the great public
and private works being engineered at
San Diego have a most intimate to the
success of the exposition, which is not
?holly an end, but to even a greater
degree a means. That the exposition
shall be one of the most intensely inter?
esting, as well as, perhaps, the most
beautiful ever held, is the great and
overwhelming ambition of San Dieco at
this time, but inseparable from the
building of the exposition is the awaken?
ing of the civic spirit and the develop?
ment of the municipal personality.
Through her efforts thus far San Ditgo
has benef?tted to an astonishing degrem.
She has grown in soul consciousness,
she has dared and found that she could
do, she has awakened to something of
the meaning of her destiny. It is good
to see the soul of a city awake. It \ ill
be magnificent in 1915, to see in wiat
manner this civic renaissance has found
its expression, to observe how a people
can rise above indifference and sordid
ness and grapple with the higher prob?
lems of life.
The laying of a cornerstone after the
building had been erected was witne-ss
od on last Sunday at the First Baptist
church, colored, on the car line. The
building has been in use for some years,
but there still remained something like
a hundred dollars indebtedness on the
structure and the pastor. Rev. R. R.
Henry, decided to celebrate the ev?-nt
of paying off the debt by placing a
stone, with proper ceremonies, under a
corner of the building. This duty de?
volved on the Grand United Order of
Odd Fellows, of North Tazewell, assist?
ed by members of the order from Tiptop
The pastor was assisted in the ser?
vices by Rev. C. H. Rawlev, of Slab
fork, W. Va.
Rev. Henry gets his surname from
the immortal Patrick Henry, his pa?
rents being, before the war, owned by
John Henry, a son of Patrick. Rev.
Henry was raised on the old Henry
farm, the grave of Patrick Henry being
in the garden of the old homesu-ad
where he was reared; and the reminia
ences of his early boyhood are quito in?
Civic Improvement League.
For some time there haa been a gen?
eral feeling that there should be a defi?
nite and conceited action on behalf ot
the citizens of our town for civic bet?
terment, and accordingly on last Friday
night a meeting was called at the oflice
of the Clinch Valley Insurance Agency
to organize a league for this purpose.
There was a good crowd present, con?
sidering that the meeting had not been
advertised and was only called on the
day of the meeting. Much enthusiasm
was manifested by those participating,
and the hope expressed that a largor
attendance and fuller representation of
every department of business, profes?
sional and otherwise, would be present
at the next meeting.
J. N. Harman was made chairo an
and W. T. Gillespie secretary of the
temporary organization. The chairman
stated briefly the objects of the meot
ing and outlined plans not only for the
immediate future but for the more dig
Prof. Pres?tt, of the University of
Michigan, testifiesd before the Pure
Food Committee of Congreso that the
acid of grapes held highest rank as an
article of food and he regarded the re?
sults from baking with cream of tartar
baking powder as favorable to health.
Royal is the only ?Baking Powder made
from. Royal Grape Cream of Tartar.
tant time, when our citizens will be ful
ly awake to the fact that it requires
unity of action and bard work to make
a "city beautiful," and h? prophesied
the time would come when Tazewell
could boast of one or more parks, as
w?rll kept as our cemeteries, a large as?
sembly hall, public convenience stations
and all the things that go to make a
city beautiful and attractive. High
tribute was paid the ladies of the Ceme?
tery Association by Mr. Harraan for
their untiring energy towards the beau?
tifying and upkeep of our city's two
John S. I.ottimore, who had been
quite active in calling the meeting,
spoke of our immediate needs for the
convenience of visitor-?. After a gener?
al discussion it was decided to call the
club the Civic Improvement League of
Tazewell, and the following officers
President?J. N. Harman.
1st Vice-I'resident? B. W. Stras.
2nd Vice-President?J. S- Bottimore.
3rd Vice-President?A. M. Black.
Secretary?W. B. Leslie.
Treasurer? W. T. Gillespie.
By resolution the officers were made
the executive committee with power to
appoint subordinate committees and to
draft by-laws to be reported to the next
meeting for adoption l>v the league.
The meeting then adjourned subject
to the call of the president.
Grand Worthy Matron Coming.
Mrs. Annie S. Reade, of Richmond,
Grsnd Worty Matron of the Order of
the Eastern Star of Virginia, and the
Worthy Matron of Mizpah Chapt- r,
Richmond, will pay Tazewell Chapter
No. 43 an official visit on next Wednes?
day, October 30, 1912.
All members of the local Chapter are
urged to be present at this meeting to
greet these distinguished visitors. The
meeting will open at 7:30 p. m. prompt?
ly. There are several candidates to be
initiated into the mysteries of the Or?
This will be the first official visit to
this Chapter by the Grand Worthy Ma?
tron, and a full attendance is desired.
TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS
Mrs J. P. Kroll left Mondajlko visit
relatives in Philadelphia.
Miss Blanche Brown returned Satur?
day from a visit to friends in Bristol.
Services in the Presbyterian church
at the usual hour on next Sunday morn?
Lea Kimball, of Bluefield, spent Sun?
day here with hia brother, William Kim?
J. B. Sanders, agent for the Norfolk
and Western at Pocah'intas, was here
Friday on business
A. Z. Litz is in McDowell county, W.
Va., this week looking after his busi?
ness interests there.
Fred W. Pendleton spent the latter
part of last week looking after business
matters in Lynchburg.
Miss Lena Kelly returned yesterday
from a ten days visit to the family of
Louie Carr at Falls Mills.
J. R. Gildersleeve left Saturday for
English, W. Va., to look after the in?
terests of the coal properties in that
section of which he has charge.
Misses Cassie Laird and Laura Gilder?
sleeve, who are teaching in the Poca
hontas High School, spent Sunday with
homefolks here and at Gratton.
J. A. Leslie returned Tuesday from
Richmond, where he had been for the
past two weeks taking in the state f:.ir
and r??ceiving treatment for an impedi?
ment in his bearing.
Dr. J. E. Jackson is a business visitor
in New York, having gone there fn.m
' Richmond where he bad been attending
a meeting of the State Board of Phar?
macy, of which he is a member.
! Dr. R. B. Gillespie returned Sunday
: from Richmond, where he bad been t j
I accompany his son, Berkeley, for an op
! eration for appendicitis The operation
was successful, and Mr. Gillespie is re?
Dr. J. Walter Witt en has purchased
the old Captain John Richardson homo
at Norlh Tazewell, and is having it re?
modeled to be used as a hospital. Dr.
! Witten has abandoned the intention of
returning to Arizona, and will again re?
sume the practice of bis profession at
William Peirce, son of Dr. and Mia.
Isaac Peirce of this piece, who is a stu?
dent in pharmacy at the University Col?
lege of Medicine in Richmond, was one
of the successful ones out of forty-one
that took the examination? for assistant
pharmacist before the State Board of
Pharmacy last week. Of the thirty
three taking the examination as phar?
macists only three passed.
The ladies of the Cemetery Associa?
tion hereby extend an invitation to the
men of the town to come en masse to
the Christmas bazaar lunch. All visit?
ors will be welcome. Dinner and sup?
per will be served the 5th of December
(first day of the razaar) and dinner
again on the 6th. There will be oysters
for those who wish them, and otl t-r
good things for others. Let us know
how you feel about it gentlemen, o
that we may secure a large dining room
and be ready to aerve you promptly.
Many have been generous with their
patronage on past occasions, but this
time we want all the men and their
AND MANY INJURED
Number 15, Big Passenger Carrier on Nor?
folk aid Western, in Wreck at Cooper,
W. Va., Sunday Morning.
! Passenger train No. 15, one of the
Norfolk and Western flyers running be
? tween Norfolk and Columbus, was
I wrecked in some unaceoutable way Sun?
day morning about 8:45 while passing
! the station at Cooper, W. Va., sixteen
miles west of Bluefield. Engineer W.
j P. Cowling was instantly killed when
i the ponderous engine which he was
! driving overturned, pinioning him un
l derneath its immense weight. The ex
i press, mail and front passenger coach
also left the rails, injuring a number of
j employees and passengers who were
! occupants if these ill-f.ited cars.
It seems that on Sunday morning
there was a stalled freight train on the
west bound track between Bluestone
; and the Coaldale tunnel, the route No.
| 15 .should have gone, and in order to
I save any delay the train was sent
I around by Cooper over the east
! bound track. Beginning at the end
of the bridge at ?Cooper station the
! grade is a little heavy, and the train
I was getting * under good headway to
! overcome this when the engine left the
| track and turned over, burying Engi
I neer ?Cowling beneath its ponderous
I weight. Fireman A. B. Reynolds es
1 caped serious Injury try a flying lesp
! from the overturning engine. The ten
I der was broken loose from its wheels
! and forced through a part of the mail
car, which was next to the engine. This
car swung round, the end next to the
engine going down the embanknu-r! '>nd
crashing into the pumping station of 'he
Mill Creek Coal and Coke Company,
which stands alonside the track at that
point. The baggage car was derailed
and turned over, as was also to first
The four clerks in the mail car, G. B.
Shepler, Clarence H Hughes, G W.
Roush and A. -D. Shrader, were all in
jured, the former probably seriously.
They were taken to the Bluefield Sani?
tarium where their injuries were at?
tended to, after which Hughes and
Roush were sent to their homes in Col?
umbus, Ohio, and Shrader to Waverly.
Shepler remains in the hospital at Blue
The passengers injured were: Ellen
Jones, of Pearisburg; A. Otey, of Blue
field; Mrs. D. R. Thomas, of Kansas
City; Harry McCabe, of Nobleville,
Ind. ; A. II. Sparks, of Cooper; George
Dearing, Switchback; Rev. R. H. Mc?
Coy, of Bramwell: Victor Poindexter,
Rocky Mount, Vs.; G. F. Lafaber,
Richlands, Va. ; Lee Stewart, of Bram?
well. None of the passengers are seri?
Engineer Cowling, who lost his life in
the wreck, had been running on the
Norfolk and Western for twenty-three
years, and was considered one of the
best men on the entire system. He was
a man of the highest Christian charac?
ter; and was buried from Grace church
Bluefield, of which he had been a mem?
ber for many years, on Tuesday after?
noon at 2 o'clock.
PURE ELECTIONS LEAGUE FORMED
Democrats, Republicans And Progressives
Unite For Honest Elections in Ninth.
With prominent democrats, republi?
cans and bull moosers present from ev?
ery county in the Ninth Virginia dis?
trict, there was orgarized in Bristol on
last Monday what is to be officially
known as "The Fair Elections Society
of the Ninth District of Virginia."
Judge H. A. W. Skcen presided over
the meeting and the following^ officers
were elected :
President?Joshua F. Bullitt, of Big
Secretary?George L. Taylor, of Big
Treasurer?A. T. Lincoln, of Marion.
The by-laws, as originally proposed,
provided for one vice-president from
each county and city, but after discus?
sion this was so amer.ded as to give a
representative to each of the three par
| ties?democratic, republican and pro
i gressi ve.
I The list of vice-presidents elected at
the meeting follow:
Bristol?Charles F. Gauthier, Judge
John W. Price.
Bland-S. W. Williams, Jr., James D.
Buchanan?E. H. Witten, G. W. Litz,
R. C. Williams.
Giles-Dr. A- H. Woodyard, Judge
Dickenson?W. H. R .use, E. H. Suth?
Lee?R. L. Penning ion, J. R. Legg,
H. C. Joslyn.
Pulaski?J. W. Eckman, B. C. Hurst,
J. C. Wyaor.
Russell?R. Walter Dickenson, V. B.
Smyth?A. T. Lincoln, B. F. Buch?
anan, Mr. Eads.
Wythe?E. LeeTrinkle, W. S. Poage,
Washington?Dr. G. A. Alderson, J.
; J. Stuart, H. E. Wide-ier. ,
Scott?Buram Keys, E. A. Hoge, I.
! P. Kane.
i Tazewell-S. C. Graham, J. Powell
Royall, G. G. Harria.
1 Judges. C. Graham, of this place,
asked to read a resolution which he de?
sired heard before the committee should
retire to nominate officers. The resolu?
tion offered was directed to the circuit ?
judges of the district, asking that they
be diligent in instructing the grand ju?
ries as to the election laws and in doing
all they can in co-operating with the
movement for the purification of the
The by-laws and constitution adopted
provide that no member of the society
shall spend money to influence elec?
tions, aside from legitimate expenses,
and it is further provided that the so?
ciety shall use its influence to prevent
the use of money and to keep down
fraud and unfair methods. It is a duty
of the society to institute prosecution in
case of election law violations and the
vice-presidents are given inquisitorial
powers. Each group, in the county it
represents, is required to look after
eletion practices strictly.
Senator John C. Noel, of Lee county,
a republican, after the meeting Monday
made complaint of the action of Dr. J.
D. Buchanan, democratic chairman of
the Ninth district, who although in at?
tendance at the meeting, disappeared
before the proceedings were concluded
and did not sign the membership pledge
of the pure election association.
"The republican district chairman, C.
S. Pendleton, " aaid Mr. Noel, "remain?
ed to the end of the meeting, signed the
pledge and paid the membership fee.
If Dr. Buchanan expects the people of
the district to feel that be has a desire
to tote fair in the arrangement for pure
elections, he will lose no time in maki.in
himself a member of the association I
feel that Mr. Pendleton has a right to
expect as much from the democratic
chairman, and he will do his party an
injustice if he remains out of the aF?o
Best Gift for Son or Daughter
Is a scholarship at the Wilburn R.
Smith Business College, Lexington, Ky.
It will be an imperishable capital, and
will qualify them for a fine position
against poverty and for a successful
TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS
Grat M. Mullin returned Saturday
from a week's vacation spent in Rich?
Miss Ethel Steger, of Pulaski, was
the guest of friends here Saturday and
Rev. S. O. Hall will preach at May's
Chapel on next Sunday afternoon at 3
Mrs. Edward Page, of Portsmouth,
Ohio, is the guest of Miss Lena Kelly
here this week.
Mrs. H. W. Pobst returned Thursday
from a visit of several weeks to the
Mrs. George Smith, of Bluefield, is
spending the week with relatives at
Judge S. C. Graham is back from
Bristol, where he attesded the pure
elections meeting on Monday.
Mrs. Lucy Walker and Miss Ayle'te
Henry will entertain in honor of Mrs.
Samuel Cecil Graham this afternoon.
The Ladies Missionary Society of the
Presbyterian church met with Mrs.
Eliza Chapman on last Monday after?
Mrs. J. M. Sheppard has been ap?
pointed postmistress at Falls Mills, this
county, to succeed the late Alex Tabor,
Mrs. Sam Ward, of Thompson Va!K y,
entertained a number of her friends on
last Saturday afternoon. Several fr? m
this place were present.
There will be preaching in the Lib? r
ty Baptist church next Sunday at 11 a.
m. by the pastor.
T. H. Campbf U.
Mrs. Carson Quinn and little daugh?
ter, Ruth, who spent the summer h:re
with Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Pobst, l??|t
Friday evening last for their home in
Los Angeles, California.
Rev. J. B. Ward, the new presiding
elder of the Bluefield district, and his
family spent the week-end with friends
here while awaiting, the arrival of their
household effects in Bluefield.
WANTED-1,000 bushels nice ha<?d
picked winter apples for immediate de?
livery. Write or phone un for prices.
Tazewell Produce '*o.
Adv. North Tszewell, Va.
Mrs. Salina Dickenson died Sunday at
the residence of Mr. A. W. Davii* at !
Doran. She bad been in poor health I
for some time, and her death occasion?
ed no surprise among fier large circle of
friends and acquaintances. The de?
ceased was about seventy-two years of
ago. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hurt and M.u
J. S. Bottimore, of this place, attended
the funeral on Monday at Doran.
We wish to announce the following
change in our business: Mr. C. F.
Tynes, who has been with us in the ca?
pacity of secretary, has entered another
field of business, and Mr. G. H. Fudge
is now with us as secretary. This makes
necessary a chat'?- 3 it. UMT business, and
the milling department will be run on
an entirely different plan after Novem?
ber the lit. We will be compelled to
have settlement of all our mill MM Un
before November the 10:h Please call
and settle with us. This does not apply
to machinery accounts, but only to ac?
counts due for mill products.
Star Milling Company.
Mm. Annie S. Read?, Grand Worthy
Matron of the Order of the Eastern
Star o? Virginia, and the Worthy Ma?
tron of Mizpah Chapter, of Richmond,
will pay a visit to Tazewell Chapter on
MBt Wednesday, October the 30th, and
it is hoped by the local officers that a
large number of the members here will
turn out to greet the distinguished vis?
itors. Several candidates for initiation
will be in waiting on this occasion, and
the meeting will open Dromptly at 7:30
From Out The Past.
"We're twenty, we're twenty,
Who says we are more?
He's a tipaey young jacknapes.
Show him the door."
Such was the refrain of those gallant
old Confederate veterans, when Captain
Joseph M. Ferguson, of Ashland, Ky.,
and Captain A. J. Tynes, of this place,
as they met here on last Saturday, aft?
er many years, and compared notes oi
the days when the Taze?vell Trooper?
rode blithely out of the old town to meet
unfalteringly the many dangers that the
great war of the sixties brought, and of
days of gladness and sorrow in the ranki
of the 8th Virginia Cavalry?into whicl
regiment the Troopers were afterward!
Captain Ferguson's visit was too shorl
to go into all the details of the gallan'
record of the regiment?the seven dayi
fighting around Richmond, the battle o:
Gettysburg, its heroic fighting to pro
tcct the rear of the harrassad ranks o
Lee's great army from Richmond t?
Appomattox?all a part of fighting 8th'i
gallant record. Joyous were the mema
ries of the two old vets at the recoll?e
tions of the days gone by, but the
could not but feel a tinge of sorrow a
they thought how few there are of th
old regiment to answer to their name
at the annual roll call around the cam
Captain Ferguson and his exceller
wife spent a few days here ? ith Mi
and Mrs. A. S. Higginbotham. and o
Monday left for C&atlewood to vis
Senator R. Walter Dickenson and fan
Captain Ferguson's granilfathci
Samuel Ferguson, was one of ihe fin
settlers here where our little town no
stands, and lived for a number of yea
beside the spring on what is now tl
home of Captain C. A. Fudge, who, lil
all the brave young men of Tazeweil
the early sixties, was also a member
the fighting force that struggled ma
fully through four years of blood w
for the Confederacy.
will be high next year, so much wo
has been put-off and more will be.
Men don't know that it costs mc
money to wait than to paint; it coi
about 10 per cent to wait, and not o\
5 for the extra price.
What is 5? About $2.50 on the avi
age job (3000 square feet) ; 10 galle
Devoe, 15 of average paint, yes 20
Suppose there's plenty of "il ne
year won't paint go-down? Yts, a 1
tie; there can't be plenty of oil; the <
mand settles that. Half the work
last year and this is waiting; so stu]
John E. Jackson sells
A Natural Mistake.
Explaining how it came to class 3
Joshua F. Bullitt, of Big Stone Gap,
a republican, the Uoanoke Times sa
"The strong impression that Mr. E
litt is a republican was caused, pro
bly, by his independent habits of thoui
Sure, that is the hall mark of a
publican, and rarely found in other j
ties, but we did not expect so bitte
partisan a paper as the Times to ad
G. 0. P. AND MOOSE
BEN IN LOYE FEASTS
Followers of Rootevelt and T?ft In 6reat
Meetings at Tiptop and Cedar E uff Chetr
Slemp's Name and Are Work ig Har?
moniously For His Elecl'om.
The committee having in harge the
arrangements for the pol?tica: barbecue
at Tiptop on last Tuesday p; ovided for
feeding five hundred people, and when
the feast closed the tablea we. e cleaned.
Fully five hundred persons, "?eluding a
fair per centagt of women, n,?t to hear
the political issues of the da; discussed
from a republican standpoint.
The meeting was called to order by
Hon. Henry S Bowen, ot Witten'a
Mill, who, in introducing the f -st speak?
er, Hon. George L. Dobson. of Iowa,
took occasion to show why tl a progres?
sives of the Ninth district ai a support?
ing Congressman Slemp in f?e present
campaign. Mr. Dobson, wb- is one of
the foremost authorities on t:-e tariff in
country, gave a clear and con\ ncing ex?
position of this great que: ion, and
aroused much enthusiasm among his
At the conclusion of Mr. Dobson'a
speech the meeting adjourned for din?
ner, and the c-smmiUee in charge of
this part of the day's prograr certainly
did themselves proud and : ?t a meal
that will long be remembered by ail
who were present.
After dinner '.he crowd again repaired
to the speakers stand where, if ter short
addresses by C >1. Wm. C. :'endleton,
Rev. J. N. Harnan and Hon J. Powell
Royal 1, the prncipal speak r of the
af '.ernoon. Dr. William Cart? r, of New
York City, delivered a ms iterly ad?
dress, and, Hko the speak' r of the
morning, dwelt with telling effect on
The meeting was a grand e iccess and
every mention of Congressrn: ? Slemp's
name elicited h ?arty applau- ?, presag?
ing an overwhelming majori: : for him
at Tiptop precinct in Novemb t.
As Mr. Dobson had to lei ve for his
heme in Iowa on the night trt n Hon. J.
Powell Royall. of this citj. took his
place on the program at Gra'^m at the
night meeting there Tuescty. This,
like th<? meeting at Tiptop, was well
attended and tho crowd enthusiastic.
Unfortunatel?:. for the success of the
meeting at Cecar Bluff on .esterday,
the day was u ?hered in w h a cold,
chilling, penetrating rain thi prevent?
ed the crowd f:-om gatherin -,- and in- '
stead of the exoected fiftee ? hundred
only a little over half that nu lber were
out Dr. Carter delivered th ? principal
address of the day and was i ssisted by
a number of local speakers. Aa at the
meetings on the day previous much en?
thusiasm was manifested i ad every
mention of Congressman Sie ?p's name
was greeted with immense ap ?lause.
Had Narrow Escape.
Monday while ?.?gaged in preparing
dinner at her home in Graham, Mrs.
Charles Tickle barely escap d a most
horrible death. She was abou her usual
household du tie?, preparing he family
dinner, when h<--r clothing c ught fire,
and but for tne immediate aid of a
neighbor would :n all probability have
been burned to ?death. Whe her cries
were heard the neighbor rue ned in and
tore the burning clothes fron her body,
thus saving her from the flan es. As It
was, Mrs. Tickle was burned ?ight pain?
fully, though not seriously, and is re?
port?e as rest.ng comfort* bly, with
every prospect of ultimate re. overy.
Not only the fit but the
same smart weaves and
colorings; the same
models that Custom
Tailors try to claim as
all their own.
There was a time when all
men were divided into two
classes ? those that wore
" Custom Tailored " and
those that wore "Ready
The pocketbook decided
Now only those who still cling to
tradition pay the high prices.
American Clothe? with their wide
range of models will fit perfectly
Snappy new Mooo* fbr
young men?conservative but ?cor?
rect for the business man.
We, ?a well as the makers? stand
back of American Clothes.
M. J. HANKINS
THE STORE THAT SATISFIES