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VOL ?1 TAZEWELL, VA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBERS 1912 NO. 45
Throngs Wbich Assembled at The Grave to Pay Their
Last Tribute Stood Reverently in Cold Noy
vember Wind Until The Last.
While simple, hut impressive, ser?
vice, the body of Vice President James
S. Sherman was laid away at Utica, N.
Y., last Saturday in a crypet within a
beautiful mausoleum in Forest Hill
cemetery. Under a canvas cover that
served as a shield against a chilly Nov?
ember wind, where gathered the Sher?
man family, President Taft, members
of his cabinet, juetices of the United
States Supreme Court, Senators and
members of the House of Representa?
tives and a few intimate friends and
busin?1?? n-^-cintcs of the Vice Presi
The Congressional party was among
the earlieat to arrive and was followed
by the President and those who had call?
ed on Mrs. Sherman with him. The
President occupied a seat in the center
aisle of the church and with himsa^ At?
torney General Wickersham, Secretary
Nagel, of the Department of Com?
merce and Labor; former Vice Presi?
dent Fairbanks, and Chairman Hilles,
of the Republican national committee.
The religious services conducted by
the Rev. Stryker were as limited in ex?
tent as it was possible to make their?
dent, while without a throng which had
assembled to pay a final tribute, stood
reverently until th.-* strains of "Asleep
in Jesus" by the LI ay den Male Chorus,
which marked the conclusion of the
services had died away.
President Taft listened with bowed
head and tear-dirnmtid eyes as Dr, M.
W. Strykner, president of Hamilton
?College, read the brief committal ser?
vices and the Rev. Louis H. Holden,
pastor of Christ church, of which Mr.
Sherman was a member, offered prayer.
A mixed quartet sang "Good Night,"
and when the selection by the male
chorus bad been concluded the Presi?
dent gazed a moment at the flowers
covering the casket of his friend and
slowly made his way to a waiting auto?
mobile, accompanied by former Vice
President Charles W. Fairbanks, At?
torney General Wickersham and Major
Rhoadea, his military aid.
Earlier in the afternoon there had
been private services at the Sherman
home and public obsequies at the First
Presbyterian church, both of which were
attended by the President.
Sudden Death of Rev. J. 0. Straley.
Rev. J. O. Straley, presiding elder of
the Tazewell district! of the Methodist
church, dropped dead, at his borne
about 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
He was engaged in making some repairs
around the district parsonage when the
Rev. Straley was just entering on his
second year as presiding elder here and
during his short stay has made a
hoat of friends. He is survived by a
wife and five children. The remains
will be taken to Emory for buaialtoday.
Old Veteran Goes to Reward.
For he has gone on his last patrol,
For he has answered bis last long roll
Into God's keeping baa gvien his soul,
Until the Judgement leaves unfold.
Among those who answered the call
to arms in the early sixties was Charles
A. Fudge. Valiantly he fought for the
state he loved and won bis double bars
in the Fighting Fourty-fifth. At Pied?
mont, in the charge, when his gallant
Colonel, Browne, was killed, he was
severely wounded in the breast.
Mr. Fudge was seventy-four when he
passed over the river to rest under the
shade of the trees. He was one of Taz
ewell's succesful I men. As a farmer,
merchant and citizen he fulfilled his
every duty to his fellow-man. A widow
and fou: daughter;- survive him.
Funeral services were held at the
Method.st church, North Tazewell and
interment in Maple Shade cemetery, on
i They consisted of scriptural readings
and a few words of appreciation ai.d h
prayer by Dr. Stryker, all closing with
a benediction by the Rev. R. W. Brokaw,
pastor, of the First Presbyterian
Thousands of people were at the
cemetery in advance of the cortege and
watched silently as the long procession
wound its way up the hill to the
After the services at the tumb Presi?
dent Taft and party were hurried in
automobiles to the railroad stalk n.
The President's private car had been
sidetracked and a crowd, gathered out?
side, watched him as he sat in the win?
dow with Mr. Fairbanks. When the
Congressional special pulled out of tha
station there were subdued cheers for
the President who bowed his head as
Business in Utica was practically
I suspended during the hours of tho fu?
neral and services, factories closed
their doors at noon and did not reopen.
At the hour of the funeral all tho ??lo?
care in the city stonoed for five minutes.
At the home of the brides mothar, in
Cedar Bluff, yesterday Miss Carrie Mc?
Guire became the bride of Wade H.
Peery. Only relatives and a few friends
were invited. Miss McGuire is a musi?
cian of note, and has been teaching
music in Graham for several years.
She recently returned from a visit to her
sister, Mrs Wat F?gate, in Denver,
Colo. Mr. Peery is a member of the
firm of Stras, Herman and Company,
of North Tazewell. The young couple
left yesterday for an extended honey?
moon trip to Washington, New York
Sunday School Convention.
The Virginia Sunday School Associa?
tion has issued posters of the Great
Sunday School ?Convention of the South?
west, which is to be held at Pulaski on
November 20th and 21st, All Sunday
school workers of the eighteen counties
w?3st of Roanoke are invited to attend
as delegates from their schools and will
be entertained by the people of Pulaski.
A large attendance is expected.
The list of speakers shows that every
phrase of Sunday school work will be
discussed, and by the best Sunday school
speakers of the state. Among the sub?
jects we note, "Training the Teachers," |
"Solving Church Problems," "The Old
er Boy," "The Girl Problem," "T-ach- :
ing by Objecta," "Soul Wicning," ;
"Adults in Sunday School,"
The convention will open Wednesday :
morning November 20th at 10:30, and
c\ose at 4:30 Thursday afternoon.
WALL STREET WON WITH
INDUSTRIAL HEADACHE WILL COME
A LITTLE LATER.
Our Rural Schools.
The following paper was read at the
\amt meeting of the Tazewell Teachers"
Association by Mrs. Lottie M. Evans,
principal of the Cedat Bluff High School.
On account of its gr> at interest to mr
readers we published it herewith. On
Kccount of its length ??lypart is publish?
ed thin w?=ek and will be continued next
No question confronting educators to?
day is of more import than how to mrke
country life attractive and interesting
as well as comfortable for people who
live in rural sections. In all educational
meetings in large cities, in conferences
of educational executive boards, in
classes of graduate students throughout
rur broad land this topic has pre-emi?
nence. It is genernlly conced?*d that
the educational efforts have not touch? d
effectively the home life of country peo?
ple?the people who are the backbone
and sinew of the nation. The fact that ,
there has been little improvement in
the methods notwithstanding the chan?
ged conditions, has produced a feelirg
of dissatisfaction, not only with thi?ee
who have the education of the future
citizens in charge, but with those who '
?r?* the recipients of it.
The articles (somewhat vituperative
to be sure) attacking the inefficiencj of
the public schools in many recent issues
of the widely read periodicals shov. in
what direction the wind is blowing.
There is a greater and more popular de?
mand for courses of study that will |
train pupils industrially inclined >n more !
practical methods, correlating these
courses with literary work. Recalling,
that education is a preparation for cm- I
plMe living it must strike us impies- ?
sively that we are not doing all that we ?
could do for the preparation of the ciild
for a life of usefulness and activity in
his own community.
We hear the cry, "high cost of liv?
ing;" "lack of labor." What is the
cause of it? The migration of people
from rural communities to the over?
crowded cities?the abandonment of
good farms and the necessary shortage
of crops?the demand being greater
thsn the supply. Labor is plentiful in
cities, but often undesired because it is
unskilled. It is not the lark of it in
cities, it is the poor quality. Every year
there is a great influx of people into
cities, many of them wholly unprepared
to earn a livelihood?good people and
excellent citizens it is true. Why this
desire to change? It is due primarily to
the discontent of people who, untrained
to meet the conditions of their environ?
ment, become dissatisfied with the sor
tiidness and drudgery of their daily lives
and lung for something better and more
comfortable, and who can blame them?
The public school has not catered to
the needs of the country child. They
have adopted and tried to adopt to their
needs the methods of city system?suit?
ed only to the needs of the city child
with the large commercial and industrial
interests. We have attempted to train
the rural child by the pattern cut for
the city pupil, forgetting or overlooking
the fact that the school is for the pupil
and the training of his individual tal?
This condition produces the dissatis?
fied feeling that leads to a desire to
change the habitat for one of less de?
The children of the family long for
greater advantages and opportunities,
they begin to talk about what they
could have; soon the mother begins to
sympathize and to talk of what some
one who has made the change had ac?
quired; then begins the ceaseless argu?
ment for removal, and finally the father
yields. They sell out and go to some
town or city. The younger members of
the family readily adopt themselves to
their surroundings, but how about fath?
er and mother? Oh, the story is an old
one and familiar to us all. More fre?
quently the children go off one by one,
leave the old people who, helpless and
unable to secure competent help, are fi?
nally persuaded to leave their homes
and go to live with some married daugh?
ter or son. The abandoned farm?- in
once prosperous communities are mute
witnesses to the unfortunate condition
of affairs. Now, there must be some
remedy for this condition, and it lk-s al
the door of the public school?the hop?
of the nation. More practical cours?e
relating directly to the home life of oui
people must (>e introduced into our cur
ricula. A greater respect for labor, in
culcating the idea that all work is hon
orsble, and that there is no such^thmt
as menial labor.
When the school gives the same honor
and rewards of promotion to the boy at
i the work bench and the girl in the
| kitchen that it does to the student in
: art and music?whose accomplishments
consist frequently of ?n a little daub and
' a little strumming- when they have
I classes together in English and mathe?
matics, one and bol h respecting each
other's ability in his chosen field, then,
and not until then, w'll the light begin
to dawn on the solution of the labor
problem and the resultant high cost of
living. We need a crusade to m ike
many country home- more habitable
and attractive?to teach them how to
use what they bave in abundance?and
I know of no better beginning than the
introduction of Domestic Art and cci
ence?the basal elements of a happy
home?into our courses of study. Some
will say home is a place to teach these
subjects. Yes, it is a mighty good
place, I grant you, as it is everything
else, but is it done there? Did you ever
stand at the exits of your buildings
when your lines came down at recess
and casually observe the lunches brought
by your pupils? Hav?3 you not rather
admired the pluck tlv t prompted them
to toss aside in disgus unpalatable and
unappetizing food and saunter off to the !
store to buy something more attractive
and, possibly, very unwholesome? With
this information in si^ht, can you talk
about home being the place to teach
cookery? How man) of the average
home-makers and housekeepers can tell
you the value of foods from a physio?
logical standpoint, or prepare a menu
or arrange a meal with any scientific
knowledge? How m*-ny know anything
of the value and importance of house?
hold economy, or of the many labor
saving devices to be had so cheaply?
The waste in many homes is appalling,
and who is to blame? Certainly not the
home-maker, for she has received no
training in these things. No instruc?
tions bave been given her in the chem?
istry of foods and food values. I am
extremely loyal to alma mater, but I
have wished many times in later years
that the time Bpen. in the study of
chemistry could have been productive of
more practical results. Beyond a few
formulas and the analysis of water and
perhaps one or two experiments of sim?
ilar nature, I remember nothing definite
of several years work. Suppose I had
been allowed and required to make tests
of milk from a standpoint of purity, to
test baking powders and butters, su?
gars, etc., regarding their lack of adul?
teration, how appreciative I might have
been when it became expedient to take
a course in domestic science. I might
have been spared a costly year of prep?
aration and the financial loss attendant
upou a furlough for a year.
(To Be Continued.)
Russell Tabor Dead.
Russell Tabor, aged seventy-six, of
Bluestone, died last Friday and was
buried last Sunday. Mr. Tabor was
born and reared in the house in which
he died. He was also converted in the
same house and joined the Disciples
church, being the first member of that
faith in Tazewell county. Rev. Mr.
Bullard was the min.jter instrumental
in his conversion and was the father of
the one now pastor of the Christian
church here, who corducted the funeral
service i assisted by Rev. J. E. Spring.
Interment was in the family burial
grounds near Ebenezer church.
Tannersville Local Happenings.
Tannersville, Va-, Nov. 5.
Mr. and Mrs. Ryburn Patrick, of
Broadford spent Sunday at this place.
H. J. Whitehead was looking after
business matters in Tazewell Monday.
Walter Hillips, of Mud Fork, spent
Wednesday with Miss Edna Copenhaver.
Robert Osburn come home Saturday
from Roanoke for a few days with
homefolks and to vote as he?is a good
W. T. Bruater and son George, of
Cedar Bluff, were week end guest of
W. A. Crab tree.
Mrs. Joseph Harri? returned to her
home here after spending a week with
friends at Cedar Bluff.
Miss Ida Harris returned home last
week from an extended visit to her
sister, Mrs. Den Wiminer, of this place.
Buy a Oolumbus wagon. The best
wagon at any price.
Star .Milling ?Co. Adv.
The announcement that Professor
Gildersleeve, of Johns Hopkins univer?
sity, has reached his eighty-first birth?
day will be read with interest by in?
numerable old "boys" in every pare of
the country. The professor's is a house?
hold, as well as a scholastic, name in
every state iu the Union. For sevt-ral
generations he has been the guide of
legions of youthful explorers into the
J classic regions of Greek, philosophy and
poetry, and there has probably never a
teacher better qualified for so difficult
and delicate a task. Recognized before
he became a member of the Hopkins
faculty for his unusual attainments us a
Greek scholar and philologist, his fame
has grown with years, and he is known
and honored abroad scarcely less than
in his own country. A master of Eng?
lish as well as of Greek, his volume of
delightful essays and his contributions
to magazines reveal a brilliant wit and
purity of style that would have made
him a notable figure in literature had
he chosen to devote his life to work in
A man of fine and keen intellect, in
whom the Attic flame of genius burns
brightly, a host of friends and admirers
renew at this milestone of his life the
unaffected tribute of their respects and
esteem. May all the Greek gods and
all the gods of every other nation watch
over and prolong the health and strength
of "Old Gil," as the University of Vir?
ginia students used atf?*ctionately to cull
him. Such "professors" are born not
made, and those who have sat at their
feet never wholly forget the inspiration
of their teaching.?Baltimore Suu.
Professor Gildersleeve is a brother of
Dr. J. R. Gildersleeve, of Richmond, a
former resident of this city and Mr. G.
S. Gildersleeve, of Gratton. in this
county, and has in the past been a visi?
tor to our little city.
Richlands high schools honor roll for
First Grade?Creed Shelton, Carsie
Trivett, Cortus Sneed, Roscoe Nipper,
Cortus Griffith, Paul Harris, James
Liddle, Henry Childress, Dot Doughton,
Bessie Buskill, Dora Penland, I.- ura
Wysor, Virginia Neel, Willie Wilson.
Second Grade?Harry Lee West,
Myrtle Kipps, Msggie Harless, Belle
Gilleepie, Lewis Moore, Alonzo Bald vin.
Third Grade?Mary Shafer, Hattie
Daniel, Lula Hess, Mattie Harris, Pearl
Fourth Grade?Narcie Hankins, Mary
Williams, Vivian Yost, Jesse White,
Fifth Grade?Lena Coleman, Pauline
Brown, Vicie Hlankenship, Leora Blank
enship, Madge Harris, Mary Hick man.
Sixth Grade?Mary McKenry, Madge
High School?Bertha Combs, Ethel
Fisher, John Boggess, Rachel Hewson,
Death of Dr. Collins.
A telegram wra received here Satur?
day conveying the sad intilligance that
Dr. R. L. Collins, of Burgess' Store,
Md.. had died, following an operation
for strangulation of the bowels in the
University hospital, in Baltimore, Md.
The remains were brought to Dr. Col?
lins former home in Galsx, where the
funeral and burial took place on Mon?
day. Dr. Collins, married Miss Allie
Hoover a Tazewell girl, something over
a year ago, and the deep sympathy of
the entire community goes out to the
young widow. H. Claude Pobst, a
cousin of Mrs. Collins waj with her
when the end csme and accompanied
the funeral party to Galax. Mrs. Col?
lins will arrive here today to spend a
with her mother, Mrs. Sallie Hoover.
Mr. Needles' Territory Extended.
The following notice was sent out
from Roanoke Saturday :
"Owing to the illness of W. S. B<*k
er, the jurisdiction of A. C. Needles,
general superintendent, eaetTn general
divison, has been extended temporarily,
over the western general division, ef?
fective Novembers, 1912."
Mr. Needles, was the first trainnvster
on the Clinch Valley division of the
Norfolk and Western and as such won
much popularity among the employees
and patrons in this section who are al?
ways glad to hear of his success in the
? MAN THEY
The Interpid Leader o? The Virginia Republican Again
Leads Them to Victory?A Big Majority
In The Grand Old Ninth.
The republicans of the grand old
Ninth, it seems, from the first reports
which were received here on yesterday,
to be the only one in the entire country
who can hold their own against the on
slaughter of the democracy. In spite
of all efforts the democratic press create
dissention in the ranks, they presented
a united front to their old foes, and
under the gallant leadership of C. B.
Slemp, again marched to victory.
In many ways, the election of Mr.
Slemp, this year, is a greater victory
than that of this years ago,then,although
I they had to fight the entire strength of
the democratic machine in the state,
! aided by the n itional democratic com
] mit tee this yea ? they had to fight the ef?
forts of the de nocracy, aide I by a few
disappointed olnce seekers t. create in
? temal dissent ion within their ranks.
It is doubtful if any one but C. Bascom
I Slemp could have united the forces and
i to have lead them to aglonus victors.
He is the one man, that th< foes with
I in, and withou , the party they could
HON. C. B. BLEMP.
THE UNOFFICIAL MAJORITIES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
COUNTIES SLEMP AYERS
P0UN0IN6 MILL NEWS.
Items Gathered by Our Correspondent About
People Down the Clinch.
Pounding Mill, Va., Nov. 5.
The election passed off queitly here
Miss Ocie Lovell is home from Rich
Miss Margaret Williams spent Sun?
day with homefolks.
Mrs. Zack Shamblin and daughter
visited friends at Cedar Bluff Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Petts have mov?
ed back on the Branch with his parents.
Zack Shamblin and son, Doyle, of
War, W. Va., spent Sunday with home
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Sparks spent
Sunday with Dr. and Mrs. Bundy at
Rex Steele came home to Sunday
from V. P I., at Blacksburg, to vote
and will return Wednesday.
Miss Lettie Ringstaff accompanied by
Mrs. Wm. Mulkey and daughter, Callie,
are visiting friends in Newport News.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom England are here
from New York the guests of Mrs. Eng?
land's parents, Rev. and Mrs. G. R.
Rev. Smith, of the Holston Confer?
ence, has accepted the work here and is
expected to preach here next Sunday at
3:30 p. m.
Miss Rebekah Davis is in Cincinnati
the guest of her brother, T. J. Davis,
Mr. and Mrs. Davis are proud parents
of a fine boy, who has been named T. J.
Rev. W. F. Manuel, of Bristol. Tenn., |
will probably begin a series of meetings
here in the Church of God on next Sun
I day night. You should not miss m single
ermon Everyboby is invited.
Mr. Boxley raid others ware here last
week trying tc decide where to set the
crushers. Th?- engineers seem to want
the machinery one place and the rail?
road officials auother this matter will
most likely be settled next v-eek.
The W. C. T. U., will hav-i their rally
day next Sund ty at 11 o'clock at the
Union church, Mrs. Mary 0'K?jefi*e, of
laze well, has accepted th. invitation
to deliver an Bddress. Fver ybody is in?
vited to come *nd hear Hn?. O'Keeffe
and enjoy the rally songs, several new
full paid up members joined last night.
Improvement at Depot.
It is understood that the Norfolk &
Western will pave its station grounds at
Graham in the near future. Either
paving or macadam will be used, it is
said. This will be a decided improve?
ment in the vicinity of the depot and
will put the finishing touches on the
new streets which have beet macadam?
Killed In Mines,
W. E. Rodpers, of Boiss.vain, Va.,
I was killed in the Boissevain nine early
! Friday morning. He was a man about
I thirty-five veers, and a member of th?
Knights of Pythias lodge at Kim ball W.
Va. At the request of te Kimball
lodge the Pocshontas Nc ?50, took
charge of the remains, whic i were laid
to rest in the cemetery in Pocahontaa
on last Saturday after oon. Mr.
Rodgers leave a wife an? one child.
He was a cont -actor in the mines and
was an excel mt man. H < came to
section from Fairmont, W. Va., a few
years ago, loc ted first at F imbntll, and
then at Boisse /nun.
Mias Mamie St Claire spent the week
end with Mitj Estelle Bottanaonre, in