VOL. 21]_ TAZEWEI L, VA., THUKSDAY, NOVEMBER 21,1912 NO. 47
Keitocky Branch oj Daughters of Confeder?
acy Wiil Ask Thai n of Jsfftrsoi Da?
vis Replace it \\ sttM at Fraikfort
At a session Iciowded with rootina
t usin?es, the Unit *d Daughters of the
Confederacy on aturday night con?
cluded their ninJt etitti annual conven?
tion which had t*e i in seanion in Wash?
ington, ?. C, silo Tuesdiy preceding.
Some of the danta itera l??ft for their
homes immediately following adjourn?
ment, but many j r nanetj over for so?
cial functions duirit <. tue prissent week,
and a part stayed to attend a special
service on Sunday ai the- Christ (march,
Alexandria, Vs., wbaare j George Wash?
ington and General BsjtMM E. Lee wor?
At the first snssi n ofJ the day Satur?
day the daughters elected their officers
for the ensuing year, re-electing all but
two of the inc?m) ?ntaj Mrs. Alexan?
der B. White, pre ideqt-general of the
United Daughters, although unable to
attend the cunver ionl because of the I
serious illness of 1 tr [husband, wss re- |
elected by tcclam. tion>. All of the of?
ficers were elected ?vitJhout opposition.
Virginia secured t-fco of the officers:
Treasnrer-general. MW C. B. T?te, of
Pulaiki; custodian o If flags and pen?
nants, Mrs. frank .^nthony ?Valke, of
At the session cij Friday a general
scheme to raise fu. ?Jn for the Confeder
ber of the orgamza
y cents to the fund
r. This would ri:iae
complete the mo?iu- ?
ate monument :
was adopted by t
ing that eacii me:
during the Jaxt y
enough nvn-fey t
of the executive
tion ahowi?g al
be supplie?} for
ument. The pi
was then ifnm
general of the
ters of the
ters of the
thanks to F
in connect ioi
M 1*8. Aaidri
tborize ? coajnmittc
Herbert, chairman i
mmittee of the Ar
r-*port to the ??onven
t $25,000 remained to
e building of the mon ?
'or raising the fund
t ?ly evolved.
D Scott, president
? ighters ol the Amer
? as a guest of the
ide a brief address
tio* between the Daugh
olut on and the Daugh
ion g ?ve a rising vote of
niden Taft for his efforts
with the Arlington Monu
oquer. t address Friday by I
v Ja? kson Montague, of |
?e cor ven tion voted to au
i to investigate the I
i United Daughters |
the xianagement of the
eedy Confederate Women
Mm Montague earnestly
nventi' n that the care of
f the Confederacy
was of /n,al:h more merit than the ex
pendituj1"0 pf "mis lirected patriotism"
in the <Jre<J tion of : lonuments and mau
the de- d. A resolution by
pizije G. Her deison, of Alabama,
e president-general to ap
co-Jnmittee to confer with the
the home with a view to
r the hoi ?e.
Weeks McKinney, of Ken
easurer o'' the committee on
hilifih battlefield monument, pre
report of the Shiloh fund.
?rted $17.356 23 collected for
on of th* Shiloh monument.
whicflh fvill cost $ot,000. An appeal for
funds was m: de, and a number of
utions and pledges were re
'. special mee ing of the Kentucky
Jtes to the convention, held on
ly, it was proposed to petition the
cky legislature to remove the
of Abraham Line?lo, now in the
tapitol at Fr tnkfort, and replace
^^^ one of Jeiferson Davis, presi
derfs^Bt| of the Con.tderacy. They also
sted against .he orchestra at the
Willard playii < ''YankeeDoodle,"
(asked the maniger to raplaee it on
[program with "Dixie."
the convention ..djourned to meet in
? Orleans next year.
Railroad Officia s 60 To Chicago.
N. D. Maher, ge leral superintendent;
W. H. Lewis, superintendent motive
power, and D E Spangler, superin?
tendent of transpi rtation, of the Nor?
folk and Western, eft Roanoke on Sat?
urday for Chicag? to attend the ses?
sions of the A mer i an Railway Associa?
tion, the largest ind most important
organization of its kind in the world,
which began its s tssions there yester?
day. Railroad officials from all parts
of the United States, Canada and Mex?
ico will ba in attendance, and every
railway of any importance on the Amer?
ican continent will have representatives
The Rural Life r irnber of the Univer- !
aity of Virginia Alumni Bulletin, just
out, is a distinct c? otribution to the far
reaching efforts of leaders of through
an action in the South to improve con?
ditions of country life. It comprises
some of the valuar e papers read at the
Rural Life Confer? nee held as a feature
of the University ol Virginia Summer
School last July. There is an in trod uc
tion by Professor Chas. G. M aphis, pro?
fessor of secondary education at the
the University and Director, of the
Professor Maphis sums up th cou ntry
life situation, with reference to pin u to
better it, by saying:
"The program of the Rural Life Con?
ference was planned in the be iff that
no single agency for the betterment of
country lite is sufficient to brii g r out
the improvement in industrial, facial
and religious conditions for which i aral
Ufe workers everywhere are stri? ing
Good schools alone will not do i ; ne h -
will good roads, good churches, or b tter
methods of farming. A co-opcrn?ti< n ?>f
all these agencies is necessary for the
revitalisation and redirection >f p cial
forces. There must be a fede-atic i of
rural life forces. The educe tor, the
doctor, the preacher, the editor, the
farmer, the farmer's wife, th.- merch?
ant, and the good roads advocate >nust
combine their efforts toward ? n> >m
mon end?the defence of country life
The December American Magazine
The December American Mssj> ?in?'
makes an important epocn in the nis
tary of periodical making. Vih rh>
number The American goes t o a new
size?8J inches by 12. This pe-mi'
three columns of reading matt< r to the
page, much larger and more ?
illustrations, a book practically as Intel
as the old standard sized maga ine u d
a greatly improved physical ap ?car taco
all around. Of the nienty-tw< i:lu tra
tiona in the number, twenty-fc ir h b '?
David Grayson, F. P. Dunn , 1 Un
Keller, Ida M. Tarbell, Ed II ..
James Montgomery Flagg,
Hough, and Oliver Herford ar. at ong
the notable contributors of ai tel? i to
this first number of the new aiaa rr, igu- j
On the side of fiction, Arnold Sen
nett leads the way with the firs?, chi otmt
of a new serial entitled "The Rogen
a theatrical story, lively and I
Other stories are by Harri Mtrtca
Lyon, Frank Barkley Copey
Oyen, Welford Beaton, Man Brecht I
Pulver and Ralph Straus.
The principal departments, "In
ing People," "The Theater" ar>d -he,
"Interpreter's House," are full of ^otd
Fear Japs Seek Another Foot ic;d.
Fearful that the Japanese art t Un
ning to obtain a concession at Jlen
zanillo, Mexico, which will permit t Krai
to ?establish a coaling station there. Sec- \
retary of State Knox last Fri-lay seat
word to all consulars agents aonjr th
West cost of Mexico to investigate the ;
matter and to inform Washington im?
mediately if the Nipponese are ?lar.
ning such a move.
Any action of Japan looking to? -an!
UM accession of territory in ti e V .;si
ern hemisphere, either by pun-has.- or ,
otherwise, would be regarded h t
violation of the Monroe doctr-n-\ anil
Japan would be informed that it r tost !
Mexico would aiso receive intim: tion
tbat the United States would not on oat
enance such a lease of terr -.cry
under any conditions, and, if n< osanj .ry,
immediate steps would be taken to pea
Japan was baited on a sim.lar re?
position at Madgelena bay Wi?sral
months ago and the state depart? :crt.
does not intend to take any chance i o? i
their gaining a foothold at Marzan:uo. !
The Music Club.
The Music Club met with Miai Tot. :
McCall on last Saturday. Th.; cl ib i '
studying the music of the variooi na?
tions this winter, and Satu.day 'he
themes were Ireland and Wats?. The
following program was renden d :
Welch Songs?Mrs. Barnes I II
"The Ash Grove"?Miss R
Irish Melodies?Miss Sallie Brit .?in. !
"KUlarney"?Mrs. G. M. St. ( k r.
"Kathleen Mavourneen"?Miss Tot
"The Last Rose of Summer1' ?Tr o.
"All Tnrough the Night" ? I i
Story of Robin Adair-Mr:. J. D. !
"Robin Adair"? Chorus.
Dainty refreshments were I erv< J at !
the close of the musical progra n
Richmond Mae Made Chairman.
Fourteen members of the exec tive
committee and sixteen membet -t of tie
committee on topics to errangt the <cxt
National conventioa of po??tm ?? i
first-class cities, were anaoince? oa
Friday by Isador Sobe], postn njnjtn - f
Erie, and president of the Nati jnal As?
sociation. The convention will be held
in Denver next September.
Edgar Allan, Jr., of Richmond, Vs.,
was appointed chairman of the ? xec
Dtive committee and Daniel T. Ge-ow,
of Jacksonville, Fla , chairman of the
committee on topics.
Brought No Bride.
H. B. Greever, who bas been on a
visit to Roanoke for a few iayt, re- j
turned home Sunday night and sur?
prised a number of his fried?, who
were under the impression thht lit WBM
returning with a bride. A c-owd met
him at the depot, with automobile? and
pound upon pound of rice, but rou '1 ' >
their surprise he alighted from the .rain
At the residence of the bride's broth
jer, Mr. Samuel Hawkins, at Wikoe,
: W. Vs., on last Saturday morning. Miss
; Grace Hawkins became the brido of
Mr. James Johnson. Both the bride
and groom are former residents of this
place, the bride being a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hawkins and the
groom a son of Dr. and Mrs. D. R.
The young couple arrived here Tues?
day to spend a few days visiting taeir
parents and other relatives before re?
turning to their home at Gary, where
both have positions in the departn ent
store of J. D. Peery & Co. Their nu?
merous friends here wish them many
happy returns of the anniversar r of
their wedding day.
Burkes Garden Boy Honored.
The selection of Columbia, S. C, as
the next pisco of meeting was the prin?
cipal business transacted during the
closing session of the Lutheran Synod
of the South in Atlanta, Ga., on last
Saturday. A board of education vas
appointed to unify th? educational v. ork
of the synod. A dehconess and inter?
mission board was appointed, comp: sed
?f Revs. W. H. Gre'.:ver, of Colum >ia;
?1. G. G. Scherer, of Charleston; C K.
r, of Colombia; George B. <"ro
;-.<.-, -if Newberry, and Colonel John F.
Fifken, of Charleston.
R? v. Greevor, th. chairman of the
committee, is a native boii of old T. Be?
lag been Lorn and rais? I in
Borkes Ganten, and is well know i to
all our people. At the session on "ri
ilay he delivered a t-tirring adfiret on
home missions and church extent <n,
and urged the establishment of a $50 000
fund for these purposes.
Tannersvill... Va.. Nov. 18tl-.
J P. Hilt was a business visito- to
I'mzewell on last Thursday.
Mrs. Mary Hilt st.?nt Sunday ap the
.ui'st of Mrs James Patrick.
Mr. ard Mrs. J. P Holmes spent !? un
th G. P. Holmes and family.
Robert Holmes, of Nortb Holson,
I guest of G. P. Holmes Suncay
Mrs. W. A Crabtree spent Sunda - as
:he guest of her daughter, Mrs. John
Mrr>. John Patrick and Mrs. Edward
Able were guests of Mrs. James Pat?
rick Friday la3t.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Asberryvere
rhe guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Asberry is having a large
barn erected on his farm in Little Val?
ley. Joe Holmes is doing the work.
Mr. and Mrs. James Harris and : on,
Will, of Thompson Valley, were the
week-end guests of Mrs. Den Wimnier,
of this place.
TOWN AND MMTY lEWS.
George W. Litz, general manager of
the Ritter Lumber Company, was 1?re
Tuesday from Columbus, Ohio, visit ing
Mrs. T. C. Bowen and children 'eft
yester Jay for Burkes Garden to visit
the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Kroll returned
last Friday from a visit to the latr-r's
sister, Mrs. George Turner, in Merch
antsville, N. J.
Mrs John St. Clair and daugl. or,
Miss Elizabeth, were guests last week
of the farmer's sister, Mrs. C. A. J. hn
spr, in Bluefield.
The Woman's Club met in the library
room .>f the High School building ee
terday afternoon. Mrs. G. W. St. flair
Mad a paper on Maurice and Alexa; der
Mrs. J. T. Hopkins returned Mon lav
from Iaeger, W. Va., where she *-as
called several days 8go by the ?lines? of
her Fon, Frank. The. young man, vho
is ili with typhoid fever, accompanied
Uev. W. S Bullard has moved from
the Miss M.,? Litz property on west
Main street to the new Christian cni rcn |
parsonage on Mechanic avenue. The
parsonage is the property the Chrif ian
church recently bought from the 1 ap
Colonel Wm. C. Perdleton is a l-usi
-itor in Lynchburg this week It
h not uulikely that Col Pendleton -.'ill,
in the near future, assume edit' rial
charge of the Virginia Progr??ssive, a
paper recently launched in the Hill City
by Mr. W. L Moorman.
Thanksgiving services will be held in
the Presbyterian church on next Thurs?
day morning at 10:30 o'clock. Rev. W.
S. Bullard, of the Christian church, will
preach the sermon, and a union cioir
composed of the choirs of the various
denominations of the town will furnish
Examinations will be held atPx*a
hontas and Maxwell on December 7th
for the posi .on of rural mail carrier
under the classified service of the pDSt
| office department. The examinati? n is
for the position of carrier out of P >ca
hontus and any other vacancies I hat
, rnsy occur. After a year's satisfactory
I service a rural carrier may transfer to
'?? a first or second class office as carrier
or clerk or ?nto the railway mail ser?
vice. Further information may be had
; of your local postmaster as to require
1 menta and pay.
HOUNDING MiLL NEWS.
items Gathered by Our Correspondent About
People Down he Clinch.
Ponnding MiU, Va., Nov. 19th.
John Gilleepie spent Sunday with his
parents at Witten's Mills.
Mrs. Elizabeth Osborne spent Sunday
with homefolks on Stony Ridge.
Jsmes Neel visit' d bis sister and
brother at Cedar Bluff on Sunday.
Miss Mazell Lest r. of Tazewell.
spent Sunday afternoon here with
Misses Jennie and Ocie Lovell visited
their sister, Mrs. Altizer, at Gillespie
Miss Lettie Ringst* ff returned Friday
from a visit to Newp rt New9 and other
Mrs. James Osborne is recovering
from severe injuries sustained in a fall
some two weeks ago.
Mrs. R. M. Sparks and little son, Nor?
man, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ray?
mond Ellis at Whitewood.
H. M. Sturgill will return to Jackson?
ville, Fla., tomorrow, after a week's
visit here to his parei.ts and friends.
Dr. D. R. Johnson, of Tszewell, was
here last week to se? the little child of
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Beavers, which is
Mrs. M. J. Sturgil and son, H. M.,
and Miss Bessie Brovn soent from Fri?
day to Sunday wi?h Mr. and Mrs. Avis
Billups at Gary, W. Vi.
Mrs. W. B. Steele r*nd daughter, Miss
Uva. were shopping ii lUuefield Friday,
and spent Sat urda v and Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Faulkner at
Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Sparks wi?h to
express their thanks to all who aided
and sympathized with them during the
sickness and death .if their little son,
The contract for U.ie erection of the
new two-room school building at this
place has been awar.led to J. T. Hel
dreth, of Tazewell Work will be be?
gun at once, we und?* stand.
The W. C. T. U. ?ad a very enter?
taining meeting at I tie church here on
last Thursday. The next meeting will
be on Friday night after the second
Sunday in next month. A program will
be rendered, and everybody is invited.
The Death Angel entered the home of
Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Sparks, of this place,
on last Thursday night and plucked
from the family circl? their little four
year-old son, Harlan. The little fellow
was taken ill on Tues lay with membra?
nous croup, but all that loving hands
and medical skill could do was of no
avail, and he quietly fell asleep in the
arms of Him who stiid: "Suffer little
children to come un:o me and forbid
them not, for of such is the Kingdom of
Heaven. ' ' Services were conducted at
the home of the bereaved parents of
Friday by Rev. G. R. Thomas, after
which the little form was laid to rest in
the town cemetery. Much sympathy is
expressed for the heart-broken parents.
Henry Clay Alderson.
The familiar figure and kindly face of
Henry Clay Alders?.n have dropped
from the procession-, and his genial
spirit, wise with a ki.owledge of the in?
finite, is with the majority. What pass?
ed at the final moment of dissolution is
beyond our ken. We can only hope that
the balance was in favor of the parting
soul?that a Ufe full of good deeds, of
kindly service to his fellows may make
the "dream of death" a pleasant one.
All of us know of iis generosity, his
hospitality, his minis rations to the sick
and his gifts to God'*: poor, and few of
us have emulated an i none have sur?
passed him in thea? chining qualities.
His charity was not only the vulgar
charity of giving?.t covered like a
mantle the foibles an 1 faults of his fel?
I never heard him .?peak ill of a man
or woman, and of a dead man whose
faults were being dis ussed, in his pres?
ence, he repeated :he latin phrase,
which means: "Of it ? dead say nothing
but good." Asa bo' he was a soldier
And played bis par in the greatest
drama of centuries. Later on, and un?
til his death, he was a conscientious and
painstaking attorney. He liked the
best literature and hud a lively sense of
the humorous and th pathetic. One of
his favorite quotatior 4 was the quatrain
recessional of Goldsn-ith:
Teach me to feel ai.other's woe,
And hide the fau'ta I see;
The mercy I to oth-rs show,
That mercy show to me.
H. M. S.
Death of Mrs. L. S. Gillespie
Mrs. L. S. Gillespie, of Thorpe, W.
Va., died at her home at that place on
last Thursday afternoon, aged forty
five years. She bail been in failing
health for some time, and her death
was not unexpected.
Mrs. Gillespie was a Miss Daniels, of
Horsepen Cove, this county, and her
remains were brough . to that place on
Friday afternoon for burial. The de?
ceased, beside i her husband, one son
and two daughters, i survived by three
brothers and several sisters. Her
brothers are: D. B. Daniels, of Horse
pen, and Dr. S. A. an d Clint Daniels, of
Welch, W. Va,
A. G. Russell was a butinaas visitor
in Bluefield on Tuesday.
Methodists Score Virginia Senate.
The Virginia Methodist conference in
session in Lynchburg on Monday night
i adopted the report of its temperance
, committee in the statewide prohibition
'? movement, condemning the late demo
| cratic state senate for failure to pass
the enabling act, and criticizing ".he
! management of the state fair, held at
Richmond recently, for permitting the
sale of liquor on its grounds.
At the morning session a resolution
was adopted providing that the expanse
of the representatives of the conference
named in the suit to establish the legal
! status of the Randolph-Macon system of
I schools and colleges be reimbursed for
I any expense they may have to go to in
defending the suit.
Tazewell Fair Association.
The annual meeting of the stockhold
I era of the Tazewell Fair Associ?t ion.
Incorporated, will be held at the cifice
of the seecretary-treasurer, H. Claude
i Pobst, on Saturday the 23rd. A full at
| tendance is desired, as officers for the
ensuing year will be elected at this
Immediately after the meeting of the
stockholders the annual meeting of the
| board of directors of the association will
j be held to mature plans for the 1913
! fair, and to transact such other business
? as may come before them.
Yesterday was turkey day on the
Clinch Valley. Nine cars were shipped
from this point to eastern markets and
seven more cars shipped from cher
points along the Clinch east of St. Paul,
making a total of sixteen cars off this
division in one day. One turkey ?-'nip?
ped from this point weighed forty five
pounds, and at the prevailing price in
New York will net the shipper $9 00
there. About 25,000 turkeys will be
shipped from this county, and will bring
the raisers a little over $50,000. Some
lucky growers received as much as
seventeen cents a pound for their tur?
Schrank Is Insane.
That John Schrank, who shot Theo?
dore Roosevelt on the night of October
14th last, is insane will be the substance
of an unanimous report of the five aiin
ists appointed by Judge A. C. Markus
to examine into the prisoner's mental
condition, was the statement of a court
official in Milwaukee, Wis., Tuesday.
Judge Backus stated late Tuesday
that the report probably would not be
presented to the court until today
and that he had no idea of what the
findings would be.
Life's Little Tragedies.
[from the craftsman]
The district school-teacher, sweet and
twenty, had married the farmers son
Her hours of work were lengthened
from six to sixteen, and her modest
stipend, which had at least all her own,
to spend as necessity required or inclina?
tion prompted, was stopped. Hut she
was congratulated, "for now," people
said, "you will bave a home."
She smiled happily in response.
"Now," she thought, "my delft room
will come true."
The young people were well-to-do; no
labor saving device was wanting for the
men?the farm equipment was of the
best. But in the house she found that
the old ways prevailed; and while her
wishes were not denied, they were un?
fulfilled, ignored; they were unimpor?
tant. Men's time meant money; hers
meant only love.
The agricultural journals that phras?
ed the bucolic mind and adverised qaite
eighty columns of most elaborate and
expensive machinery for the ten-hour
men outside the house, gave her a
scanty woman's page?not of expendi?
tures for her comfort and development
in taste, but of makeshifts for her
economies. Even the new cream s<:pa
rator meant not an advantage to her,
but the withdrawal of the butter money
to her husbandb purse.
Moreover, the parlor carpet was yet
to buy. Five years she had toiled av.ay,
and the blue and white parlor, painted
and papered by her own hands with
painful care, draped, but as yet rag
rugged, waited. Braided rugs else?
where were all right, yes; but not in
one's parlor on a prosperous farm.
She was reduced at last to artful ap?
peal. "The D ircas band meets here
sext time," she said.
Then the man: "I'm going to town.
Give me your money, and I will get the
They were not even to chose it to
getber! She left the room without a
word. She returned with the original
pieces of her savings, here and there a
silver dollar, hardly a paper bill in the
roll, and handed them to him.
"Remember the color, Henry," she
said, wishful, "and if you can't get
blue, do not get a red one, even if we
wait till fall. My delft plate hangs
there. ' '
He came home late but jubilant.
"I've got a bargain Smith could t sell.
The color isn't good, he says, but it
will wear forever. I saved $5 on it to?
ward the binder. ' '
The carpet, which she had to sew, was
red and green !
The Dorcas band met in her parlor,
now carpeted for a lifetime. The young
school-teacher?her successor?was pre?
sent. With a shy, new interest in
things domestic, she looked about.
"It must be sweet to have a home of
your own," she said with a pretty blush.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Bids will be received by the Board of ]
: Supervisors of Tazewell county at the |
; Clerk's Office at Tazewell, Va., up un
: til noon of
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
' for the construction and improvement
! of the following described sections of
road in the Jefferson vile Magisterial
1 DIRT ROADS, WIDTH 18 ROADBED.
Section 7?Forks of road J. A. Crock?
ett's to river road near Pisgah church,
about 12 miles.
Section 9?End of macadam on river
road at Jno. Peery's place to Maiden
1 Spring district line, about 24 miles.
Section 10?Beginning at terminus of
road round in section 9 southerly of
i Desk in a Branch, 1.0 mile.
Section 11?From G. M. Graybeal's
' store on Clinch river to intersect Bap
: tist Valley road west of Gap Store, l?j
Section 15?From Preston Peery's to
John Peery, i mile.
Section 16?From Tom Brown's to
West Virginia state line.
Section 17?Forks of road Crockett's
Cove down Laurel Fork to Dry Fork,
Section 19?Dry Fork to Beech Fork
thence up Beech Fork to Maiden Spring
district line, 4* miles.
Section 21?Adria down Dry Fork to
foot of The Jumps, 2J miles
Section 22?Alex Barman s place to
Five Oaks, 2i miles.
The right is reserved to reject any or
all bids. Bids must be accompanied by
a certified check to the amount of one
per cent of the total amount of the bid
as evidence of good faith, and will be
forfeited to the county if a contract be
not entered into by bidder if bid be ac?
By order tr e Board of Supervisors.
C W. GREEVER, Clerk.
TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS
Hon. A. P. Crockett, of Coeburn, pri?
vate secretary to Congressman C. B.
Slemp, was in the city yesterday.
Miss Rosalie Stras left Tuesday for
Richmond to enter the Johnston-Willis
hospital for an operation for appendi?
Mrs. C. W. Crockett, of Witten's
Mills, is quite ill at the home of ber
daughter, Mrs. J. D. Peery, at North
E. L. Greever returned Tuesday from
a ten days trip through the soith. He
attended the Lutheran syndod in At?
lanta, Ga., while absent.
Mr. and Mrs. A. N Harris, of Thorpe,
W. Va., were guests of the latter's sis?
ter, Mrs. J. D. Peery, at North Taze?
well the first of the week.
A. D. Hambrick, of Hockman, is vis?
iting Mr. snd Mrs. J. D. Peery, of
North Tazewell, having been called
there by the illness of his daughter,
Mrs. C. W. Crockett, who is Mrs.
Large numbers of turkeys are being
shipped daily to the northern and east?
ern markets from points in this county.
It is estimated that the shipments this
year will total 25,000. and will net the
farmers of the county something like
J. P. Kroll left Tuesday for Welch to
attend a meeting of the stockholders of
the Lathrop ?Coal Company. The for?
eign stockholders : F. Harper Sibley,
Hiram W. Sibley and W. L. Thomp?
son, of Rochester, N. Y.; Hiram W.
Willis and David C. Mills, of Marysville,
Mich., arrived at Welch the same day
in a private car from Colorado, where
they are interested in metal mines. A
meeting of the Lathrop company was
held on yesterday.
Report of the Progress Mode and Money Expended on Road* Built In Tazewell
County Under the Bond Issue op to October 31, 1912.
Name Miles Pr Ct Gr'd'ng Pr Ct Macadam Es Cost Act'l Coat
Complete Complete Pr Mile Pr Mile
.26 .38 $5,920.80 $5,343.97
62.1 75 6 $5,488.21 $ 4,19498
40.3 20.1 $9,826 84 $10.073.24
.45 Grading cost 46.8 cents a cubic yard
Grading cost 38 cents a cubie yard
Grading cost 66 cents a cubi? yard
Tazewell west 4.86
Plum Creek 1.8
Wbitley Ridge 1.5
Witten's Mill 3.5
To N. T'well 2.0
MAIDEN SPRING DISTRICT.
Baptist Valley 3.50
Pr Ct Gr'd'ng
Pr Ct Macadam
Es Cost Act'l Coat
Pr Mile Pr Mila
$5,502.34 $ 6,340.71
NOTE?Cost of planta and coat of installing same is not included in above
' costs of construction.
REFUSES NEW TRIAL
Floyd aid Glance Swaisoi Altai Will Bi
Executed Frid. y Unless Execitive Clei
eacy is Shiwn by Governcr Man.
The suprime court 01 foiday re?
fused to grant the appea s of the
Unless G ivernoi Man g ants then
a respite or commutes t ieir sent?
ences, they will be executed shortly
after daybreak tomorrow.
An oral opinion in the ' wo eases
was announced from the bench by
Judge James Keith, pr?r-<ident of
the court, who said:
"In the case of FU yd Allen
against the commonwe <itb this
court finds no error in tie record
and nothing prejudicial 10 the de?
fendant. The judgment: of the
lower cour^ is affirmed.
' 'The sacie in the case of Claude
Allen is .iffirmed.?CUrk, call
A new trial was on Monday refused
for Floyd Allen and his ton, Claude
Swanson Allen, by the Sut reme Court
of Virginia sitting in Rich nond. The
men are conde: aned to die tomorrow in
the electric chair for the mu der of the
Carroll county court officals in the
court house at Hillsville, Va., on March
the 14th last.
Floyd Allen was convicte 1 May 17th,
specifically for the killing ? f Common?
wealth's Attorney William Foster. His
son, Claude, a as tried on the charge of
killing Judge 1 horn ton L. '?lassie, was
convicted and .lentenced to fifteen years
m the penitentiary. At a second trial
on an indictment for the k Hing of At?
torney Foster ?e was convicted of first
The appeal 1o the Suprene Court for
new trials, decided advers? ly Monday,
had been pen ling for son.e time, but
the officials have proceed? d with ar?
rangements f 1 >r the execu ion of the
two men, b h -ving that o clemency
would be shows, and unies? the Gov?sr
nor interferes the condemned men will
go to their doc 31 tomorrow.
The Hillsvill ; court house shooting in
March, when tie Allen clan resented
the conviction of Floyd Aller on a minor
charge, by ki ling five per ?ons in the
court room, is still holding it ten tion in
Virginia, beca-.ise of the ti ial of Sidna
Allen, the clan leader, now under way
LATER?According to late news neat.
out from the State ?Capitol the ?late of
the execution naf Floyd Allen and his son,
Claude Swansr n Allen, for : he partici?
pation in the H .Ils ville court louse murd?
ers, was on Tuesday postponed from
November 23,1 ntil Friday D ?cambar 13,
in order that Claude Allan may take an
appeal to the United States supreme
court, on the constitutional ground that
his life had been twice pla :ed in jeo?
pardy for the tame offence.
In announcing the change n the date
of the executicn, Governor Mann, said
that he had grunted the prayer for a re?
spite, on the request of Judge Staples,
before whom the Aliens were tried.
The December Woman's Hone Companion.
The December Woman's Home ?Com?
panion contain) a remarkabl - account of
the birth of Christ, written by Washing?
ton Gladden. It is simpe, straight
narrative?interesting and f .11 of an ex?
traordinary se ose of wonde.-. Reading
it is like reading about Lincoln or any
other great re:-.l figure in history.
In the same number there is an inti?
mate personal account of th little Prin?
cess Mary, wh . is the only laughter of
tbe King and Queen of Eng! ?ad. Prin?
cess Mary is ti.teen years o d and baa
five brotners. The photog aphs that
accompany the articale mak s it an un?
The magazire contains s x or eight
special contri! unions that have to do
with Christa as?particula-y article?
showing how to make various kinds of
Christmas pr? sente. Tbe fiction is
especially adapted to a Christmas num?
ber, and a special point is made of the
art features. Many of the i ?lustrations
are in colors.
The regular departments devoted to
dressmaking, ? ookery, and the house?
hold, are filled with good r *admg arad
suggestions ot money value to those
who will take .hem up and make use of
Presiden ; Johnson to Speak.
President L. E. Johnson, of tbe Nor?
folk and Wastorn Railway, vill address
the Chamber of Commerce, of Bluefield,
That enterprising city of our sister
state is engaged in getting out a pamph?
let to emphasise the important strata?
gic location it occupies wit i referent?
to the coal fields of the tw > Virginia?,
and President lohnson bein.c deeply in?
terested in the development of BluefieM
will address t ?e Chamber in this con?
nection. A pa ked house wil, no doubt,
greet the disti iguished speaker.
Dr. H tfield improv-ii g.
Governor-el??t H. D. Ilatfield, of
Went Virginia who baa boon seriously
ill with pneum onia at bis hi me at Eck
man since elec don day, is reported much
batter, and his physicians say ha will
soon be out again.
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