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VOL. 21 TAZEWELL, VA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28,1912 NO. 48
torn aid Westen Railway Issues Billetii
Gr ing ProMtioi to a Haihir of Its Offi?
cials Effectif? Decmber the First.
The Norfolk & W??stern on Saturday
ijsued an official statement relative to
the change of officials effective Decem?
Tne bulletin issued from the general
offices is ss follows:
L E. Johnson, president, is siso chair
r an of the board of d<rectors to suc
c k I the late Henry Fink, who for many
y-jars occupied the imt>ortsnd position
in c mtrol of the Norfclk & Western
Mr. N. D. Maher is to be vice-pr??si
dent in charge of the op -rating depart
tient of the system with headquarters
Mr. W. S. Becker, Amistant to vice
president in charge of operation, with
s ?C'i special duties as inay be assigned
to him. Office at Bluefield, W. Vs.
Mr. A. C. Needles, General Manager.
Office at Roanoke.
Mr. V. A. Riton. General Superinten?
dent, Eastern General Division, vice Mr.
Needle?, promoted. Office st Roanoke.
Mr. W. J. Jenks, General Superinten
der*. Western General Division, vice
Mr. Becker assigned to othsr duties.
Office at Bluefield. W. Va.
Mr. E. A. Blake, Superintendent,
Norfolk Division, vice Mr. V. A. Riton,
Mr. J. D. Hester, Superintendent
t'h-.nandoah Division, vice Mr. E. A.
Mr. C. II. Weiler, Superintendent,
Focahontas Division, vice Mr. W. J.
J si-its, promoted.
Mr. J. T. Goodykoontz, Trainmaster,
Radford Division, vice Mr. J. D. Hes?
Mr. C. D. Shumate, Assistant Train?
master, Norfolk Division, vice J. T.
Mr. R. H. May, Trainmaster, Shen
endaah Division, vice G. F. Turley,
Mr. W. O. Franklin, Trainmaster,
Pocahontas Division, vice H. C. Wel
Mr. B. Crumpler, Assistant Tram
matter, Pocahontas Division, vice R. H.
Mr. G. F. Turley, T-ainmaster, Scioto
Division, vice W. O. Franklin, promoted
Mr. J. R. Ruffin, Freight Traffic Man
s rrr. Office at Roanoke.
Mr. W. B. Bevill, Passenger Traffic
i snager. Office at Roanoke.
Mr. DeLos Thomas, General Freight
Agent. Office at Roanoke.
Mr. W. C. Saunders, General passen?
ger Agent. Office at Roanoke.
Mr. S. S. Bridges, Assistant General
Freight Agent. Office at Roanoke,
Mr. B. W. Herman, Assistant General
Freight Agent. Office st Columbus,
Mr. G. C. Van Zondt, General Agent
( ffi e st Cincinnsti, Ohio.
It. is noticable that the men promoted
ii (i.e operating department were either
rrat'e or received their training on the
cd Fist Top, now Pocahontas division,
i'erirs. Maher, Needles, Becker, Riton,
J <r.'ca, Blake, Weller, Msy, Crumpler
s id Turley all served their time on the
division that is known as the training
e'-L' >ol for railway officials. In fact, it
ha? become a saying in railroad circles:
'If one can hold down an official posi?
tion on the Pocahontas division he can
told down any railroad j jb."
Death of Senator Rayner.
Senator Isidor Rayner, of Maryland,
one of the leading democratic members
of the United States Senate, and a man
whose nime was offered to the Balti?
more convention by William J. Bryan as
a suitable candidate for the presidential
nomination, died in Washington Monday
at the end of a long illness dating from
the efforts made in the joint politic!
debate with Bonrke Cockran at Balti
tnore late in September. For over five
years Senator Rayner had been a suf?
fered from neuritis, the attacks often
mating his work in the Senate arduous
Senator Rayner was regarded ss one
of the ablest constitutions! lawyers in
the upper chamber. Mr. Rayner was
a native of Baltimore, and was sixty
two years of age. Before becoming a
senator he served three terms in con?
gress. Senator Raybsr's term was not
to expire until January, 1917.
Fanerai services for Senator Rayner
we-e held yesterdsy afternoon at the
Re; oer home in Washington. The ser?
vie- s were conducted by U. G. B. Pierce,
chaplain of the senate and President
Tait's pastor, assisted by Rev. Charles
Wood, of the Church of the Covenant,
in Washington. The interment took
place in Rock Creek Cemetery, in Wash?
President Taft and the members of
bis cabinet and committees from both
bot.ses of congress, as wall as many
Mt-ylanders prominent in official life,
The death of Senator Raynsr of Mary?
land, is expected to take the control of
th" United States Senate in the new
( 'o'igrcss from ihe democrats and dis
i rt ange the plans of the leaders of that
party after March <L Governor Golds
borough of Maryland will appoint a
rspiblican, who will hold office at least
until ths Maryland Legislature meets in
Jnttosff, 191?. With Senator Rsryner's
?ote the democratic leaders counted on
muetering 49, or one more than a ma?
jority of the total membership of 96.
In any event. 48 votea, with the vote of
the Vice-President in case of a tie, was
look?*! apon as a sufficient strength to
secure strength enough to insure control.
While the dem?crata still have an ap?
parent strength of 48, the death of the
Maryland senator reduces the supposed
majority to a point very near the divid?
ing line of party control.
TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS.
Chapman Peery, of Indian, was here
on business yesterday.
Mrs. C. G. Hiltzheimer will leave this
evening for a short visit to friends in
Miss Elsie Bullard, of Bluefield, spent
Sunday here with her parents. Rev. and
Mrs. W. S. Bullard.
A. St. Clair and G. W. Doak returned
Saturday from Charleston, W. Va.,
where they had been attending court.
We will save you money on your feed
bill. Try us and be convinced.
Adv. Star Milling Company.
A. Z. Litz, of thia place, and Captain
R. R. Smith, of Welch, left yesterday
for a business trip to New York City.
The appointment of Rev. W. S. Bul?
lard for Richlanda next Sunday night is
called in and J. N. Herman will preach
there at 11 o'clock.
M. A. Kitchen, of Baltimore, Md ,
and Howard Carr, of Louisa, Ky., were
here Sunday as guests of the latter's
Bister, Miss Isabella Carr.
Mrs. J. A. Hagy, whose illness for
the paat week haa been a source of
much anxiety to her friends, is reported
as being much improved, with char.ces
favoring her complete recovery.
Miss Coory Saunders, of Pocahontas,
who is studying music at Whitw? rth
College, in Tacoma, Wash , underwent
an operation for appendicitis at a hos?
pital in Tacoma last week. The opera?
tion was entirely successful, and Miss
Saunders is recovering nicely.
The W. C. T. U. will observe Red
Letter Day by an open session at the
Christian church next Sunday after?
noon. State Senator J. Powell Royall
will deliver the address, and there will
be appropriate music. A cordial invita?
tion is extended to every one to attend.
Mrs. G. W. St. Clair and daughter,
Misa Catherine, Mra. Lucy Walker and
daughter, Margaret, and Miss Mary
Turk left for an automobile trip to
Staunton on laat Friday afternoon. I
They spent the night in Burkes Garden
and went via Wytheville and Roanoke.
David Crockett, of Bluefield, was the
chaufTeu-. The party, with the excep ?
tion of Miss Turk, who will go on to -
Richmond to attend the meeting of the
state teachers' association, will spend
Thanksgiving with Mrs. St. Clair's
father, Dr. George Walker, in Staun?
Circuit court met on Monday with,
Judge Fulton Kegley presiding. The
damage suit of D. J. Atwell, adminis?
trator for Mac Aurech, vs. Rbineheart ?
& Dennis Construction Company was -
first on the docket, and is still occupy- .
ing the attention of the court. The
grand jury met Monday and finished
its work on Tuesday, returning six felo?
ny indictments and ten for misdemean?
ors. As the felony indictments ver *
against prisoners for breaking jail and
they having not been caught, the crimi?
nal calendar will not be a large one, but
the civil docket promiaes to occupy th j
court for several weeks.
Rev. R. K. Sutherland, who was re
cently appointed by the Holston Con?
ference of the M. E. Church, South, 83
financial agent of Emory and Henry
College, at Emory, Va., has establish^ 1
headquarters in Bristol and Is prosecut?
ing his campaign for $150,000 to be ur< >1
in the construction of a new build in?** st
Emory. Andrew Carnegie, who re?
cently gave $25,000 to a new buildinj; at
Emory, haa given ?another $25,000, while
the Rockefeller Foundation has givn
$50,000. These gifts are conditioned
upon the college raising the entire
$150,000 and will not be payable until
the $75,000 additional is collected.
A number of teachers from this coun?
ty are attending the sessions of the
State Teachers' Association that met in
Richmond yesterday. The deleg it? s
from this county are: Miss Lottie M.
Evans, of Cedar Bluff, representing the
high schools; Miss Lou ?Coulling, Tazo
well, the grammar schools, and Miss
Norma Wright, of Witten'a Milla, the
rural schools Others attending are:
Fi-of. W. W, Carson, Miss Mary Turk
and Miss Eva Steele, of this place, and
Prof. J. A. Liveeay, of Graham Di?
vision Superintendent W. A. Thomp?
son and W. L. Moore, clerk of the Jef
feraonville school district, and Jamea
Crabtree, clerk of the Maiden Spring
district, are also attending the meet?
TO? COUDCil Muts.
The town council met on Saturday
night at the office of the mayor.
The mayor, T. C. Bowen, and Coun?
cilman S. D. May were appointed a
special committee to adjust the dispu?
ted tax tickets.
The following claims were allowed :
G. W. Patton, 91.00; Dr. Isaac Peirce,
$191.00; Dr. W. I. Painter, $42 00; Dr.
J. R. GildcrsleeYe, $48.00; A. J. May,
$1.26; V.L. Stepheneon. 75c.; Kincer
and VermiUion, $202 40; J. 8. Thomp?
Items 6atkered by Our Correspondent About
People Dow? the Clinch.
Richlands, Va , Nov. 25, 1912
Robert Crirfitts, of Wardell, was in
Z. V. Carter returned Sunday from a
short visit to Kentucky.
Mrs. J. Frank Yost is visiting her
sister, Misq Blanche Duff
We noticed our old friend. Major Lee,
promenading our streets Sunday last.
J. D. Elkins. of Manning, was visit
in-? friends here Saturday and Sunday.
V. W. Marcum, of the Honaker Lum?
ber Company, spent Sunday in our little
M re. W. R. Kitta has been visiting
her parents at Cedar Bluff for several
Robert Crabtree, of Maxwell, was the
wek-er:d guest of relativ?? at this
D.-ck Newlands, of the Raven Fuel
Company, spent the day Sunday at this
M ?as Corrie Hilton is visiting her sis?
ter, Mrs. Sylvester Duff, in Bluefield,
?i W. Dawson was down from Blue
field Sunday to spend the day with
Mrs. P. P. Witt, of Fink, was visit
inj; ? er mother and friends here during
tho [ ast week.
71. Donahoe, traveling salesman for
the Raven Red Ash Coal Company, was
a ^ isitor here on yesterday.
Mrs. Belle Davis, who has been ent?
ier ilv ill with fever for some time, has
ta":e:i a change for the b?;tter and is re?
Arthur Justice, a foreman with the
Raven Fuel Company, was in town Sun?
day, and reports his company as doing a
1 .eland Scott, who had his leg broken
in the mines at Boissevain recently, Il
visiting his father, John R. Scott, here
during his disability.
Captain H. F?gate, of the F?gate
Lumber Company, with large mills near
Whitewood, was in town Sunday ming?
ling with his numerous friends.
Crockett Blankenship has moved his
family to Clinchfield, Va., where be is
employed as a carpenter by G. M. James
on construction at that place.
The Raven Red Ash Coal Company is
being greatly handicapped in its ship?
ments by a scarcity of cars with which
to fill its orders. It is hoped the situa?
tion can be remedied shortly.
J B. Catrcn was here last week at?
tending the sale of A. M. Riser's real
estate. Mrs. Riser's bid was better,
however, than any others offered, and
the property was knocked down to her.
The mines on Big Creek are all run?
ning full blast, and the future looks
promising from an industrial standpoint.
Carpenters, miners, coke drawers and,
in fact, all kinds of laborers are in de?
Tannersville, Va., Nov 26.
Mrs. Mattie Hilt spent Friday with
Mrs. J. P. Holmes.
Mrs. Mollie French spent Sunday
with Mrs. Jamee Patrick.
Mrs. William Taylor has been quite
sick for some time bat is 'letter now.
Avery Crabtree was the week end
guest of his uncle, Alex Osborne.
Kirk and Patrick will move their saw
mill from the French place to the Wyatt
Mr*. Nancy Osborne was the guest
Wednesday of her daughter, Mrs. W.
Mr. Bryant, of McCrady's Gap, spent
a i?ew days last week at this place shak?
ing hands with his old friends.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Able went to
Thompson Valley Sunday for a few days i
vi lit to their daughter, Mrs. Will
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Necessary, Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Hilt and Mrs. Chas.
Asbury spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Probe Frutless So Far.
So far the labors of the Wise county
grand jary, investigating election law
violations, have come to naught ma j
measured by returns of indictement. ?
Witnesses from Scott county, along with
witnesses from Wise county, were ex?
amined bul without definite results.
The investigation will continue and wit?
nesses from other eounties will appear.
Adjournment of ohe grand jury will
come not later than today and the probe
will be postponed until the January term
The Civic lmproTeme.it League.
All property owners and others in the
town of Tazewell are requested to meet,
with the Civic Improvement League, of j
the town of Tazewell, at the Court
House on next Tuesday, December 3rd.
at 7:80 p. m. Matters of considerable
importance pertaining to the welfare of
the town will be discussed and steps will
be taken to beautify and improve our !
little city. The ladies are cordially in?
vited to be present and take part in the
J. N. HARMAN, President.
Items of Interest Concerning People Yoi
Know aid Hear Talked About.
Burkes Garden, Va , Nov. 26, 1912.
John H. Thompson was in the Cove
on business the latter part of last week.
He returned home Fridsy afternoon
Mrs. A. S. Greever is now improving
rspidly after having been confined to
her bed for several week1? with typhoid
Miss Dora Meek returned today from
Roanoke, where she had been for the
past three weeks visiting the family of
Colonel James S. Browning and other
The snow was about one inch deep
here on Monday morning, and it looked
like the middle of winter. Farmers are
gsthering their cattle top-ether prepar?
atory to feeding them.
John T. Fox, who has been in Eastern
Virginia for the past several days for
the purpose of buying a farm, is again
at home. He took an op ion on a farm
an 1 later may close the deal by pur?
The store of R. E. Goodman at this
place caught on fire Monday of last week
an I caused considerable excitement for
% time. The flames, however, were ex?
tinguished before much damage was
Jone. Sparks falling on the roof start
ei the blaze.
M. L. Peery, of North Tazewell, ship- j
ne 1 1,200 turkeys from this place last ?
?cek and Luther Scott shipped about
400. With the exception of a few held
back for the Christmas trade these
shipments made a pretty clean sweep
of the turkeys in this section.
Quite a crowd of young folks were in?
vited to the home of Mr and Mrs. J.
Meek Hoge on Sunday, in honor of Miss
May?la Giliespie, their guest. Those
invited were: Misses Nennic-Rose and
Ssra Moss, Bessie Peery and Katrine
Gose; Messrs. J. N. Higginbotham, ?Vil
lie Moss, Charles Moss, Ben Moss, Os?
car Moss, Roy Meek and Bo wen Long, j
The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
An adjourned meeting of the Board
of Supervisors was held on Saturday.
Bids had been asked fur the remain?
ing dirt roads in Jeffersoriville district,
but only one was tendered, that of
Berkley S. Giliespie for the road from
J. A. Crockett's to the intersection of
the river road near Pisgah, which wss
One account, that of J. G. Giliespie
for $29.40, was allowed.
The matter of prorating the funds
for the dirt roads in JefT.rsonville dis?
trict was taken up, and p.oration made
on a basis of the estimated cost. As \
there are nearly seventy-four miles of I
the dirt roads, and the c stimated cost I
of building same is $299,109, and the
amount available for their construction
only $48,886.70, it may readily be seen
that the amount allowed for each road
will practically only make the neces?
sary repairs on the designated roads.
The amounts vary from $69.00 for the
road from Gap Store to Maiden Spring
district line?three-fourth:- of a milesn
tangth?to $7,552 01 to build eight and
one-quarter miles from Gap Store down '
Dry Fork to the West Virginia state
line. The entire table is very interest-i
ing, but too long for publication, and
may be seen by anyone interested, in
the office of the county clerk ,at the
Mrs. George C. Peery and children,
of Wise, who have been visiting Hon.
and Mrs. A. P. Giliespie, returned to
their home Tuesday. Mr. Peery came
up Sunday to accompany them home.
POUNDING MILL NEWS.
Interesting Items Gathered by Our Corre?
spondent For The Busy Reader.
Pounding Mill, Va., Nov. 27, 1912.
J. T. Kendrick, of Tazewell, repre?
senting Holger A. Koppel, of Baltimore,
is loading lumber here today for the
Mrs. W. B. Steele and daughter. Miss
Uva, spent Saturday night and Sundiy
at Cedar Bluff with the former's moth?
er,-Mrs. J. Marion McGuire.
Dr. W. R. Williams, of Richlands, was
called here last week to see little Gladys
Altizer, who was quite ill at that time.
She is very much improved now, how?
Pounding Mill continues to boom, but
owing to the scarcity of empty houses
many who wish to move here are unable
to do so. Someone should get busy ard
build a few; they'd be a splendid invest?
The foundation is being laid for the
new school building to be erected at this
place. The building, the weather per?
mitting, will be rushed to completion
and ready for occupancy soon after the
Christmas holidays are past.
Miss Nita Gillespie, of Tazewell, and
Miss Lois Hurt, who is attending the
High School in Tazewell, spent the
week-end here with thelatter's mother,
Mrs. Ollie Hurt. Ralph Gillespie wns
also home for the week-end.
An entertainment by the school stu?
dents, under the direction of the teach?
ers. Misses Effie Williams and Bet ie
Brown, will be given in school l>t*.ilJir;g
at this place on tomorrow (Thanksgiv?
ing) night. An interesting program
has been arranged for the cccu**i. n
Alex Riley has again taken charge of
the railway section at this place after
having been off duty for some lime. It
will be remembered Mr. Riley had the
misfortune to lose an eye some t
which necessitated his giving up the DO
sitLn until his injury had healed suffi??
ently to permit him to return to work.
John W. Ireson, who died at his home
at Cedar Bluff on Tuesday night the
19th, was born in Washington county,
Va., November 22, 1867. He was mar?
ried to Miss Lyde Raines, Sept?ni'.-?r
30, 1902, to which union three children
were born, who, with his wife, survive
him. He is also survived by his aged
mother, two brothers and two sisters.
The funeral services were held at the
Methodist church at 2 o'clock on Thurs- .
day by Rev. W. W. Carson, of Taze?
well, assisted by Rev. Johnson, of Ce?
dar Bluff. One of the largest gather?
ings ever assembled at Cedar BlutT on a
similar occasion attested the high es?
teem in which the deceased was h? Id
by his neighbors and friends, He Waal
mayor of Cedar Bluff at the time of his
demise, and one of the oldest and mc3t
highly ?asteemed employees of the Ce?
dar Bluff Woolen Company, having been
employed by them for about twenty
years. The company's factory clo-ed
on the day of the funeral as a token of
respect for him. He was a member of
the Presbyterian church, and an upright
man in every sense of the word. Fol?
lowing the services at the church his
remains were laid to rest in the Jones
Memoral From Tazewell Chapter Of U. D. C. j
The first object of the Daughters of !
the Confederacy is to honor and rever- ?
ence the Confederate Soldier living or ;
dead. Last week we paid our tribute j
to Cspt. C. A. Fudge, this week another !
son of the South, Col Henry C. Alder- I
son, has "crossed the bar." Wo will !
miss their sympathy and counsel in our '
work inexpressibly. While we grieve for '??
them, most sincerely, we exult in their ;
We have now in stock a complete
line of suits to retail for $15.00.
These suite are as good as we or AN Y
OTHER CLOTHER can furnish for
$20 00 made to measure liefore
you buy are or give your order f?>r
I your winter suit, examine our line
and we will show you how to get the
best for the least money.
JNO. S. Bottimore
Glotber and Gents Furnisher
? heroism and bravely and proudly claim
I them as our heroic dead. We placed
! upon their bier the wreath of evergreen,
draped with the (Confederate flag, typi
; cal of our undying reverence for them,
and for the principal for which they
y Mrs. A. St. Clair
Committee Mrs. Barbara Muss
I Mrs. G. W. Doak
TOWN ANO COUNTY NEWS
I C. J. Moss is in New York city this
Miss Martha Hopkins is spending
Thanksgiving with her sister. Mrs.
/.iegler at Seaboard.
Mrs. M. D. Woolwine, of Peari9l>urg,
was the guest of her daughter, Mrs.
Isaac Peirce yesterday.
Miss Lbna Kelly and Mr. L. W. Page,
! of Bluefield, are spending Thanksgiving
; with friend'? in Burkes (?arden.
. Miss Josephine Dunnagan is ??pending
Thanksgiving with her parents. Dr.
sni Mrs. Wm. H. Dunnagsn. at Shaw
Feed is bringing a good price. Yoi
I can't afford to waste it. Buy on?; ol
! our cutting outfits and note results.
Adv. Star Milling Company.
Jnck Pendleton, Sam Peery and Esti
Steele left Tuesday night for Richmon?
to attend the V. P. I-University o
North Carolina football game there to
Wi; are headquarters for ijas i!in.> en
gir.es, feed cutters, manure spreader
?nd feed grinders. Call and look OV?
Adv. Star Milling Company
Mrs L C. Wingo and daughter. Mre
: Mae Marrs Har.cock, of Graham, an
i Mrs. Allie Hoover Collins, of this plscc
loft yesterday via the C, C. and C
scenic line for Tampa, Fla.
FOR RENT?A large, eonveniet twe
story residence on Railroad avenu?
known as the John Adams propertj
Adv. W.L. MOORE
Thomas and Walter Wrighter, c
Philadelphia, Pa , snd Geo. W. St. Claii
of this city, owners of th? Jewell Rids
Coal Company on bit? Creek, were ii
specting their property the^irst of tt
A stated communication of Tezew?
Lodge No. 02, A F. and A. M . will 1
held on next Monday night. This w
be an important meeting, as officers I
Um ensuing year are to be chosen, ai
it is hoped as many of the members
can will be present at the meeting.
Christmas will soon be here and eve
one is thinking of what they will gi
as a present. To assist in the matt
the Republican begins this week a f
ries of srticles on appropriate Chrii
mas presents, that may be made
home. Don't miss these articles,
they are particularly good.
Every merchant, manufacturer, far
or, drover, poultry or Btock raiser,
fact every one having anything to M
should read the article on retail adv<
tising on page two. Consumers v
also find the article of interest, uf
tells of the advantages of properly s
ting forth what our stores have to si
Some time soon I will have with ni
jeweler with a well selected stock
j.'welry. Anything in the way of ?
mond? can be seen in his stock, and ai
one wishing a diamond will do well
examine his line I will let you kn
later the exact date of his earning.
Adv. H. W. Pol
Charles Hagy, son of our townsm
J. Albert Hagy, is at home from I
ton. Mass., on a ten-days furlougl
response to a telegram announcing
serious illness of his mother. Char
who is a member of L'ncle Sam's ai
serving in the coast artillery, is ?
pleaded with army life, but glad
again be back among his boyhood e
PLEASE NOTICE?On Novemb
we notified all parties owing us to pit
settle their accounts promptly. Si
replied, some did not. Owing tu
death of our president, Capt. C.
Fudge, all outstanding accounts n
be paid by cash or note as soon as
sented. Do not n??giect this matter
have to pay cost of collection.
Adv. Star Milling Comp:
John W. Ireson, mayor of Cedar B
died at his home at that place on Th
day of last week. Funeral serv
were held on Friday, conducted by 1
W. W. Carson, of this place, ace
remains were laid to rest in the J
Chapel burying ground. Mr. Ir
had been in the employ of the C
Bluff Woolen Company for tw
years. He is survived by his wife
Miss Jessie O'Keeffe returned S;
dsy from Washington, D. C, when
attended the sessions of the Ui
Daughters of the Confederacy and
ir.g of the corner stone of the new
federate, soldiers' monument in Ai
ton Cemetery. To judge from the
ecomiums paid President Taft b
Daughters from Tazewell, it wou
expected, if woman suffrage pre?,
in the state, that he would have ca
Virginia in the late election.
Mrs. Isaac Peirce received a tele
last Friday with the sad intelligen
the sudden death of her sister-ir
Mrs. W. M. Woolwine, of Naah
Tenn. Mrs. Woolwine, who wss a
ary woman of more than local reput
had just returned from an ext?
trip through Canada and had bee:
dressing an audience at the Pi
terian church on the trip At the
of the addresB she complained of
ing ill and in a few hours had p
FOR ENSUING Yf AR.
Stockholders Ot Ta.ewell Fair As:ociatwi
In Meeting Satorda i Name Men to 6iide
Its Affairs For rent Twelve Mor tus
The stockholders of the Tazew 11 Fair
Association met in the office of t ne sec?
retary-treasurer, I. Claude Pc iet, on
Saturday morning last. After listen?
ing to the report o' the secret* -y cov?
ering the business >f the past y *ar and
for the three years he has held the of?
fice, and appointini C. R. Browi, A. J.
May and W. G 0'3rien as an a iditir.g
committee to veri y the accout ts, the
following officers /ere elected for the
J. G. Barns, prciident; A. S. Gree
ver, first vice-prei ident; A. .1. May,
second vice-preside it; Dr. V.. ',. Bay?
lor, third vic^presi lent; Dr. J. '. Hal
ler, fourth vice-pre ident; W.G. < -'Brien
secretary and treaf irer.
The following w re elected 11 serve
as directors for the vvar:
Dr. R. P. Copenr iver, Dr. J. r Jack
son, H. Claude Pol -it, C. J. Um . J
Leslie, W A. Scot?, K. L. Grwer, K.
R Steele, A. J. M y ard H. S. . :owen.
In the afternoar .1 rr eeting of the
board of directors *. as held and he fol?
lowing executive r irrmi'tce cpp minted:
Dr. R I' i'iitiet-1-iver, Dr. J. I .Jack
son, II. C'aude Poh it, C. J. Mos . J. A.
Leslie. W. A. Scot . E. L. Gree-er, P.
K. Steele and A. J. May.
The president an< secretary ar ? to be
ex-oriicio members of the boar of di?
rectors end the fixative com nittee.
Henry Copenhaver was appoint? 1 mar?
shal for the fair of 1913.
After an informs discussion c f plans
for the ensuing yee ? the commit ee ad?
journed subject to he call of tb presi
ident, to be made soon after t e holi?
W. C. T. U. Column.
A God-fearing p *ople?that i- what
the W. C. T. U. irays for. A sober
people?that is our upreme de^ir :. An
intelligent people? .hi* ideal is p ivided
for in the splendid : cheme of sys' *matic
plans of our great ? rtranization.
The W. C. T. V. 3 not a ?xim? *ny onf"
players on the sta; e?it is a str ?rg or?
ganization which 1 olds the liqu? r traf?
fic to be a great w ong and sin gainst
God, and a crime ai ainst humani y, and
it purposes to so p otest on even ? occa?
sion. It is pledged to reforms it mihiift_
opinions, in cestom?, in politic, n law^.
yep, in men; it is d? minated by o ?e idea
?the liquor traffic .oust be destr ycd.
It is not enough t j teach our bi y s and
girls the evils of whisky-drink og, its
effect upon b?jdy s id soul as tr ght in
the Scriptures and as seen in ti i daily
lives of men, its el'ect upon the homes
of the people, and t ?e great was; * it in?
flicts upon the ec< nomic indus ries of
the country; but * .:? should go fill 1 Ilia
and show how the b^st people of the
country are orgsni sed in their ppof-i
tion to the drink traffic, and h w this
opposition is expiessing itself in re?
strictive and prohi ?itory laws : gainst
its sale and distribi tion.
The destruction 0 ! an Arneiic .n bat?
tleship and crew ho rifled the nat >n and
precipitated war letween the Jnited
States and Spain; laat every day in the
year alcohol destro* 3 human livef equal?
ing the crews of two American lattle
ships and in less than ten we ks de?
stroys more lives t) an the total 1 umber
of officers and enlis ed men in our army,
navy and marins c'cps. And d ring a
period of ten yean it has desti oyed a
population larger ti an that cf t- e four
southern states, S ?uth Carolina. Geor?
gia, Florida and Te inessee.
Steelst ?rg. Va.. Nov. 25.
L. H. Johnson, o Bluefield, ?ras visit?
ing here Sunday.
J. H. Nippar ma* e a business rip to
Mrs. Marion McC uire has bee.? very
sick but is reported better.
Jim Marvin and Vndy Nipper, wove -
the guests of J. H. Martin Sund; y.
Mrs. Sarah Grifn h was visiti g her
sister, Mrs. Peggy jrifrith last 1 riday.
Miss Ida Deakin - was the great of
Misses Polly and Nora Nippe- Sun?
The school here i progressing cicely
under the dieection of Miss Ka herine
Misses Emily M Glothiin and Lucy
Hooker were visit ng Miss Vicia Mc
Lucie, the little c iughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Brown if reported very auk
at this writing.
Mrs. Joe Barret t, of Belfast Mille,
was visiting her -Mother, Mra. ffm.
A.leigh Vencill, of Belfast Milla,
was a pleasant visi or at the heme of
W. C. Witten Sunc iy. '.
Mrs. R. H. McGiaw, Martin Jader-^
dunk and Miss Ire ?e Emory w?re the *
guests of Mrs. R. *. Steele Suocay.
Mrs. W. A. Gri lith and her little
daughter, Really, was visiting her
daughter, Mrs. F. E. Webb, laat