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fAZEWELL REPUBLICAN 1
TAZEWELL, VA., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1912
CAPTURED ON CLINCH
John Hix, Who Killed Mrs. Posey Thompson
at Gary. W. Va.. Suaday Afternoon, Ar?
rested on Train No. 11 Tuesday.
Mrs. Posey Thompson, a boarding
house keeper, at Gary, W. Va, was
shot and killed by John Hix. a boarder,
about 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon fol?
lowing a dispute over a board bill. From
reports, the murder was a cold blood?9d
Hix, following the fuss over his board
bill, went out into the back y -d and
sat down, with some of Mrs. 1 la r. p.
son's children playing about him A
Mrs Thompson, pursuing her bou
bold duties, stepped to the kitchen doo .
Hix deliberately raised his revolver and
shot her, the bullet entering her head
just below the left eye. She died at 9
o'clock without regaining conscious?
Hix fled to the mountains and made
his way overland to Tiptop, where
he board??d train No. 11 on Tues?
day afternoon. J. D. Peery, cf North
Tazewell, who is manager of a large de?
partment store at Gary, was on the
train and recognized Hix as he boarded
the train. He notified Conductor James
Godfrey, who wired ahead and had of?
ficers meet the train at Cleveland,
?v. here Hix was taken into custody and
returned to the scene of his crime on
No. 12 yesterday morning.
Mrs. Thompson is survived by five
children, and was their sole support.
Civic Improvement League.
The Republican is just naturally an
optimist and believes in always boost?
ing; so when we hear "civic improve?
ment" mentioned we feel like shouting
as do the old-fashioned Methodists at a
camp meeting. It is bard, though, for
us to wake up much enthusiasm over
the meeting of the Civic Improvement
League held at the court bouse on last
Tiesday night. About one half the of?
ficers of the league were present and
but a very small number of the business
and professional men and not a single
municipal officer nor member of the
town council were there. Had it not
been for the large number of ladies in
attendance the meeting would have
been a frost.
However, the meeting made up in en?
thusiasm what it lacked in numbers,
and each participant left imbued with
f.enh zeal for the cause; and, perhaps,
the leaven will so work that there will
b s a big attendance at the next meet?
ing of those who will put their shoulders
to the wheel and start the movement
for a bigger and better Tazewell.
J. N. 11 arman, president of the league,
called the meeting to order, and in a
brief speech outlined the ways and
mer?ns of beautifying our little city and
attracting additional residents. His
speech was full of practical sugges?
tions, and if carried out, will misan the
steady and substantial growth of our
John S. Bottimore, chairman of the
committee appointed to meet with and
ci-nsult the towu council with reference
to building hitching sheds, reported no
progress, as there was no meeting of
the council on last regular meeting
On motion, A. S. Higginbotham was
appointed a committee of one, to be as?
sists by the president, to meet with
the county board of supervisors and see
if they would renew the offer of the
gift to the town of the lot near the old
jail, to be used as a park and location
for public service stations. The meet?
ing- then p-dy arued.
On last Wednesday afternoon, No?
vember 27th, a pretty wedding was sol?
emnized at this place at the borne of
Mr A. H. Griffith, when his youngest
daughter, Miss Corrie, and Mr. Oolpb
Stinson, also of this place, were united
in the holy bonds of matrimony, the
Rev. Buhrman, of the Methodist Epis?
copal church, south, < ffk-ia'.ing.
The bride was becomingly gowned in
white chiffon over white mescaline,
^^ with fur trimmings.
Immediately after the ceremony a
d'licious dinner was served. Only a
few relatives and fneeds were present.
The groom is the eldest son of Mr. W.
R. L. Stinson, of this place.
The bride wore a traveling suit of
brown when the happy pair left en No.
6 amid showers of rice and the hearty
congratulations of their many friends
for an extended tour of the eastern
Mr. and Mrs. Stinson will make their
home in Bluefield.
Richlands, Va., Dec. 2, 1912.
The Board of Trade of the enterpris?
ing city of Bristol have on foot the or?
ganization of an association to consider
the connecting of Bristol and Bluefield
by a modern highway. So far as Taze?
well is concerned, that part of the road
lying within this county?from the West
Virginia line near Graham to the Rus?
sell county line, near Midway?has al?
ready been provided for and macadam?
izing is now going on on some sections
of the sam?\ In Russell, the improve?
ment of the old Fincutle road from
I^sbanon to the Tasswell county line is,
we understand, in contemplation by the
citiz* os of that county. It will be nec?
tary, though, to fill the gao from
some point on the Fincsstle rosd to the
Bristol-Washington highway, and in
this the people slong the old Fincastlo
Cumberland Gap road will have a deep
istterest, as it will give them a connect?
ing link to the National highway from
Washington, D. C, to Memphis, Tenn.,
and opens an endless vista of enjoyment
to the rising generation.
While nothing at all has been or can
be decided on until the association is
organized and ha? conducted work for
some months, there are three proposed
routes, one from Bristol to Hsnsonville,
just beyond the north fork of the Hol
ston river and another one is via Wal?
lace, Greendale and Little Moccasin
Gap; while another proposition is vis
Mondota on a point across the Clinch
mountain above Mendota.
The orelimmsry notice sent out con?
templates i call to meet in Bristol on
January 24th, Lu; the Republican Would
suggest that the meeting be held
Lebanon, it being more central, and
also where the need of a cjnnrction be?
tween the valleys on each side of the
Clinch mountain is more appirc-.t.
Apportionment of School Funds
The apportionment of school funds
among the counties of the Ninth dis?
trict and the city of Bristol for the
years 1912 and 1913, as announced from
the Department of Public Instruction at
Richmond, and the total amount for the
one hundred counties and nineteen cities,
is as follows:
Counties and School Apportion
City Population ment
Bristol City. I,6n33.$ 877.23
Bland. l.n3B9. 875 13
Huchanan. 4,398. 2.319 94
Dickenson. 3,281. 1,730 73
Giles. 8.797. 2,002 92
Lee. 7,790. 4,109 22
Pulsski. 5,120. 2.700 80
Russell. 7,488. 3,949.92
Scott. 8,793. 4,638 31
Smyth. 6,143. 3.240.43
Tszewell. 7,606. 4,012.17
Wise.9,026. 4,761 21
Wythe. 6,276. 3,310 59
Totals 9th Dis. 83,223 $43,900 10
Totals for all counties and cities in the '
state show a school population of 616,- :
168 and $325,028.62 to be expended there- !
The third annual poultry show of the
Southwest Virginia Poultry Association
will t>e held in Abingdon on Dec. 10-13,
1912. Abingdon has excelled itself this
year in making offers to breeders of
the greatest number of cash premiums
and handsome specials ever offered at a
Virginia show outside of the three large
cities, and in some respects it is better
thsn lists from those cities. The en?
trance fee is nominal while the pre?
miums is large in the first and s??cond
The show has always been styled
"The Classy Show," and this year with
a limit of 800 birds it will bring to?
gether the champions of the state giving
fanciers the opportunity of knowing the
value of their birds before the Roanoke,
Richmond and Norfolk shows, Abing?
don being the first of the Virginia
Let Tazewell farmers get busy and
land the major portion of the "blues."
OF THE FINANCIAL CONDITION OP
BANK OF CLINCH VALLEY,
Located at Tazewell, in the coun?
ty of Tazewell, State of Vir?
ginia, at the close of business,
on the 26th day of November,
1912, made to the State Cor?
Loans and discounts, ?:t57,s:i7 ?!
Overdraft?, secured, 117.6-'; unse?
cured, ?2 281.54 2,299 15
Bends, Securities, etc., owned, includ?
ing premium un same, 2.000 00
winking House and Lst, 12.0U0 uO
Exchanges and Checks for next day's
dann njfs, 9s
Da? rom National Hanks, 161,411 19
Due from State Banks, Private
Hunker?, and Trust Companies 781
Paper Currency. 12,609 00
Fractional pap;r currency, nickels an 1
cents, 7A X
(?old coin, 487 60
Hiver coin, 420 SB
Total. S.->50,969 M
Capital stock paid in, ?100,000 00
Surplus fund W,?? 00
I'ndivided profits, leas amount paid for
interests, expenses ami taxes, 17,774 26
Individual deposits, includingsavlnga
deposits, 3*15,672 06
Ceriiiied checks f
Due to National Banks 6,166.5k
Due to State Banks, Private Bankers
and Trust Companiee 2,466 12
Reserved fur accrued taxes, 1,769 04 j
Reserve for I'nearncd Discount, 5,100 00
Total, ?650,969 X ?
I, Henry Preaton, Caabier, do solemnly sw?ar '
that the a ove is a true statement of the financial ,
condition of Bank op Clinch Valley, lo?
cated at Taxewell, In the county or Tazewell, I
Slate of Virginia, at the close of business on the j
26th da j of November, 1912, to the beat of my ]
knowledge and b lief.
H EN* Y PftBtTOM, Cashier
S C. QsiKis,
R. R. Henry, 5- Directors.
(?ko. W. St. I lai
State or Virginia,
Connt> of 1 'umvi 1 :
Sworn to and subscribed before me by Henry
Preston, Cashier, this 4tb day of December, 1912.
J. Powell Bo va 1.1,
Items Gathered by Our Correspondent About
People Down the Clinch.
Richlands, Va , Dec. 2, 1912.
Matthew Thompson, of Swords Creek, \
\ was in town on last Friday.
W. P. Boggess was attendiug court in
Williamson, W. Va., last week.
| Mrs. J. Walter Kitts, of Bluefield.
j Bpent Thanksgiving with friends at this
Miss Goldie Scott has returned to
; Richlands and has enrolled as a pupil in
the High School.
W. P. Short has moved into the Crock?
ett building, where he will run a res?
taurant and conduct a barber shop.
A?.?S3 Lorene Cumm:*is, of Bluefield,
spent Thanksgiving with friends at this
placo. She returned home Friday.
Miss Madge Harris was the guest of
Mrs. Walter Kitts and other friends in
Bluefield from Friday until Sunday.
George McCall, of Tazewell, was here
on the night of the 25th to attend the
play, "Mrs. Wiggs in the Cabbage
Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Smith spent were
the guests Thanksgiving day of the lat
ter's father, Mr. M. C. McCorkle, at
Big Stone Gap.
Walter Hess, who has been a suffer?
er for some time with tuberculosis, died
Wednesday of last week and was buried
the following day.
A L. Hendricks, editor of the Gra?
ham Banner, was here Friday visiting
his father, R. 15 Hendricks, who has
be *n right ill for several days.
John A McKenry has loused his store,
farm and residence to George Brown
for a period of five years and has moved
with hin family into the Richlands hotel
Mrs J. Frank Yost, who has been the
guest of friends here for some time,
lef i last week to join her husband, who
is **ith the American Bridge Company
in Koston, Mass.
Mrs. W. It. Spratt, accompanied by
Miss Davidson, music teacher in the
High School at this place, spent the
we?-k-end at Devon, W. Va., as guests
of i he former's brother, Dr. Richard?
John D. Farmer, bridge foreman for
the Norfolk and Western Railway Com?
pany, is here for a few days overseeing
the loading of material to be used in
constructing a bridge on the Blackford
branch of the company's line.
Attornev W. B. Spratt has been at?
tending court at Tazewell for the past
ten days. He was one of the attorneys
fo.~ the plantiff in the . suit of Enich vs.
Rhi-.i hart & Dennis Construction Corn
pa. y which occupied the attention of
the court nil last week, resulting in a
verdict of $2.000 for Enich.
On Wednesday of last week a pretty
marriage was solemnized at the home
of Mr. A. H. Griffith, when his daugh?
ter. Miss Corrie, became the bride of
Mr. R. D. Stinson. Rev. F. H. Buhr
man was the officiating minister. The
bride was handsomely gowned in white
cbilfon trimmed in fur. Only a few
friends were present to witness the
ceremony. The happy couple will make
their home in Bluefield, W. Vs.
Tanneraville, Va , Dec 2. 1912.
H. P. Hilt is visiting his brother,
Ferd, m Washington county for a few
Henry Ratliff, of Rich Valley, was
here Saturday to visit his uncle, W. T.
Robert Holmes, of North Holston,
was the guest here Sunday of J. P.
P. H. Hilt, of Washington county,
spent a few days here last week with
Joe Holmes and C. W. Asbury were
looking after business matters in Taze
Heese Asbury returned this morning
to Abingdon, after a week's visit to
homefolks at this place.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Osborne and
Miss Ella Booth were the guests Sun?
day of Mrs. W. A. Crabtree.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Holmes were vis?
iting the family of Robert Holmes at
North Holston on last Friday.
Items From Skeggs.
Skeggs, Va., Dec. 2, 1912.
Mrs. L Vandyke is one among the
number on the sick list this week.
F. F. Cook, who has been attending
school in Grundy, is at home for a few
days vint to his parents.
Lou Ella, the little daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Mashack Meadows, has been
very sick for several days past.
Miss Bessie Cook, who has been at?
tending the High School in Grundy for
the past three months, is visiting home
folks here for a few days.
We are sorry to note the death of !
Mr. J. I. Hale, which occurred last
week at his home at Dye, Va. He was
a victim of that dreaded disease tu?
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. ?Cook, who have
been visiting their daughter, Mrs. J. M.
C. Sutherland, in Chattanooga, Tenn ,
for some time, have returned to their
home at this place.
Which are you trying to do?boost
this town or bust this town?
Items of Interest Concerning People Yon
Know and Hear Talked About.
Burkes Garden, Va., Dec. 2. 1912.
Mike Casaell is a business visitor to
Bristol this week.
Mrs. F. M. Moss >? spending the week
with relatives and friends in Tazewell.
Roy Meek is spending several day? in
Lebanon with his brother, Leon, who is
in school st that place.
John Fanning was called to his home
in Bland county this morning on account
of the illness of his father.
Thanksgiving services for the Garden
were held at Central Church Thursday,
Rev. E. L. Ritchie conducting the same.
Mrs. J. B. Meek has retornen! from
Salem, Va., where ?he had been to
spend several days with her daughter.
Mis? Ethel, who is a student at Roanoke
Oscar Moss has returned from Taze?
well where he had been for several days
looking after the livery business of his
brother, Clint, during the Istter's ab?
sence in New York.
Slenp For Ways aid Means Committee.
Congressman Bascom Slemp, of the
Ninth district, one of the few republi?
cans re-elected to congress from the
S'juth in November, is being urged by
bjine of his republican colleagues for a
republican berth on the ways and mean?
committee. Mr. Slemp has indicated
he would accept, but says he does not
wish to get in a scramble for the place.
The republicans in the next congress
will be entitled to seven [laces on the
ways and means committee. Of the
seven republican members now only two
were re-elected, leaving five places to
be filled. A? Mr. Slemp represents a
a district that leads strongly to protec?
tion, it is believed with a little influence
minority ?leader James R. Mann will
recommend him for one of the republi?
A. L. Hendricks, editor of the Gra- ?
ham Banner, was in the city Tuesday j
attending court. Mr. Hendricks, after
a trip along Main street, expressed sur?
prise that the merchants of the city
who, he said, seem very enterprising
and carry large stocks of goods, and by
the fittings and furnishings of their
stores indicate they are up-to-date in
every way, are so far behind in calling
attention to their goods through the
medium of the papers. Mr. Hendricks
asked to whst extent the mail order
houses?which are firm believers in the
use of printer's ink to exploit their
ware??were damaging business in this
section; but for shames sake the infor?
mation concerning the amounts sent
sway from here daily to purchase goods
in other markets was not given him, as
'tis hoped the reading of the articles on
advertising now running in the Repub?
lican will change this during the coming
year; and that by wise and judicious ad?
vertising on the part of our home mer?
chants the money now sent away will
be spent at home.
POUNDING MILL NEWS.
Interesting Items Gathered by Our Corre?
spondent For The Bisy Reader.
Pounding Mil), Va., Dec. 3.
Mrs. C. H. Trsyer was shopping in
Tazewell last week.
Mrs. Ollie Hurt visited relatives at
Tazewell last week.
Mrs. R. M. Sparks spent Tuesday
with Mrs. J. Saunders Gillespie, at
Miss Mary Bell Altizer visited her
uncle, Mr. Whitaker in Baptist Valley
Mrs. V. Higgle and two children, of
Adkins, Vs., are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
S. T. Sparks.
Miss Rebekah Davis returned last
week from a several weeks visit to her
brother, T. J. Davis, in Cincinnati, O.
Mrs. Robert Petts, of Pounding Mill
Branch, who has been very ill for the
past three weeks, is able to be down
Major Hunter came the first of the
week from New York. He will build at
once and move his family here. He is
interests in the quarry.
The entertainment given by the pupils
of Misses Effie Williams and Bessie
Brown was enjoyed very much by a
large audience on Thanksgiving night.
Engineers French, Glenn and Cadle
are here today looking after N. & W.
quarry which is progressing rapidly
under the management of Mr. McClain
Miss Bessie Brown spent the week
end with her parents Mr. and Mrs. M.
F. Brown in Little Valley. Her father
returned with her and remaining over
Rev. W. F. Mannel, of Bristol, ex?
pects to begin a series of meetings at
the Church of God on next Friday night
Dec. 6th. Everybody invited. Let every
one who can, come and enjoy a threat
Mr. Heldretr-, of Tazewell, is storm
sheeting the new school building today,
lie is working several hands. The build?
ing will have two rooms with a front
porch and promises to be a nice one
Mrs. Marion McGuire and daughter.
Miss Pearl, of Cedar Bluff, und Shan?
non Faulkner, of Springville, ste
Thansgiving dinner with W. B. Steele
and family. The former remained over
night. Mrs. Faulkner, who had been
visiting at Paint Lick, missed the train
at Cedar Bluff and, unfortunately, waa
John Gillespie returned Sunday
afternoon from Washington, D. C ,
where ne went to witness the foot ball
game between V. P. I. and Georgetown.
He joined the V. P. I. boys at Christians
burg and on his return spent Saturday
night with Rex Steele and Harvej
i George Gillespie, of this place, who am
! attending V. P. I. at Blacksburg, anc
were among the 3?"0 who attended th<
game. He reports a fine time.
OFFICIAL VOTE NINTH DISTRICT 1912.
COUNTIES AND -PRESIDENT-CONGRESS
TOWNS Wilson Taft Roosevelt Ayers Graham
Bristol City. 405 132 104 405 16
Bland. 289 206 118 367 29
Buchanan. 524 223 389 549 73
Dickenaoa. 529 398 157 591 9
Giles. 725 267 247 763 23
Lee. 1,023 699 677 1,120 35
Pulaski. 781 1% 484 806 142
Russell. 1,298 588 623 1,412 18
Scott. 1,311 557 1,075 1,387 112
Smyth. 1,022 C09 578 1,064 23
Tazewell. 979 586 891 1,014 142
Washington. 1,721 590 9% 1,808 199
Wise. 1,279 851 573 1,441 110
Wythe. 1,110 633 650 1,130 73
TOTALS. 12,996 6,635 7,542 13,857 1,004 14,868
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I HAWKINS PHARMACY ?
2 AGENTS FOR Sa
WHITIAHS FAMOUS CHOCOLATES AID CONFECTIONERIES O
What might bave been an appalling
disaster was averted through the divine
mercy of God when on last Friday about
3 o'clock a wagon loaded with one thou?
sand pounds of dynamite and a box of
caps went backwards over an embank?
ment of 15 or 20 feet, taking the driver,
John Lovell and the team of mules over
with it. One mule failed to pull and
the other could not hold the wagon, the
ground being rather steep and very
slick. The accident occurred s few feet
east of W. B. Steeles residence. Mr.
Lovell sustained two broken ribs. He
held the brake and mules until he landed
bump against the railroad tin?. The
mules were unhurt. Many of the citi?
zens were scared out of their wits,
many praising God for saving them from
an awful death and their homes being
Thanksgiving at Roanoke Woman's College.
Thanksgiving morning dawned with
a flurry of snow that suggested winter.
In the college church was held a special
Thanksgiving service, during which the
choir under the leadership of Miss Hart
man, teacher of music, rendered
Gounod's "Praise Ye The Father."
Dinner was the great event, on each
of the three long dinning tsbl??s stood a
bowl of narcissus; at each girls plate
lay a carnation and an approprate
place card, the gift of the faculty. The
turkey dinner was greatly enjoyed.
In the afternoon walks were in order.
The valley about Salem is so beautiful
with its encircling mountains that walk?
ing ? exceedingly popular. The favo?
rite walk is to the new building, jusl
outside of town, on a hill commanding i
view of the surrounding valley.
After supper a romp was given in th?
kitchen. The girls had lots of fun mak
ing fudge and sea-foam After th?
candy was make a guessing game wai
played, Miss Adaline Morton, of Tenn
easee. winning the prize. All in all, th?
first Thanksgiving at the Roanoki
Woman's College was much enjoyed.
Cove Creek News.
Cove Creek, Va., Dec. 4.
Mrs. J. E. Gilliam is on the sick lis
at this writing.
The farmers are busy now huskini
The work on the mountain road seem
to be moving along nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Stowers move
from this place to Princeton, W. Va
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Shawver arc th
proud parents of a fine boy.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. ?. W. Stowei
on Monday a big girl.
Curtis ShufHebarger and Jeffersc
Higginbotham represented our chur?
at the quarterly meeting which was he
at Concord last Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Nannie Bell Gregory, who
teaching in Burkes Garden, came bor
Thanksgiving and stayed until Sunds
Misses Lula and Rose Stinson,
Rocky Gap, and Messrs. M. V. Dutt
and Vance Stinson, of Groseclose, spe
the week end with the Misses Higgs
The Motion Picture Theater at tt
place has been leased for a month
tbe parties operating the movies
Bluefield and Princeton, W. Va., a
the new management will take char?
on tomorrow night. A- new featun
"talking pictures," will be introduce
and singing and vaudeville will be p
on from time to time. By operating
chain of theaters the new manageme
claims they can offer a better line of i
tractions than can be given by indep?
REPORT OF THE C0NDITI0? OF
TAZEWELL NAHONAL BANI
At Tazewell, to the State of Vi
ginia, at the close of busines
November 26, 1912.
Loan an?! discount*, ScV?l.:W".l 27
Ovenlmib?. secured an.1 un??*i*iir?xl, l..?67 M
v. s. iiuu.i? 11 Mean ?-ircuiaunn. 60,000 oo
U.S. Bonds to secure IT. S Deposit*. 1,000 00
Bond?, securiti??, etc., IT. .txi 00
Bulking bouse, furniture and fixtures, '?,400 00
Hue from National llanas (not reserve
?gents), 90,571 26
DM from Approved Reserve Agents i7,:i:!.s 0
the. k* and other cash items, H
Notes of otber National Banks, 5H0
Fractional paper currency, nickels and
Lawful Mossy Rrskrvk in Bank, viz:
tsemss, $23,420 40
U-Kal-teniler notes, '2,000 00 25,430
Kcilemplion fund ?ilh V. s. Treasurer
(5 per cent, of circulation), MM
Total. IMMM 01
Capital stock pan! in, |i'x),000 00
Surplus fund, 60,000 00
.'udivkied profil*. less ex penses and
taxes pud, '20.8M '
National Bank notes outstanding. 60,000 00
Pue to other National Banks 1,924 29
Due to State and Private Banks and
Bankets. 76? 33
Individual deposits subject to check, 4:10,871 16
Certified checks 130 09
United States deposits, 1,000 00
Reserved for Unearned Discounts, 3,000 00
Total. $?.13,546 64
State of Virginia, ?bounty of Tazewell. ss:
I, W. T. Gillespie, cashier of the above named
oank, do solemnly swear that the above state?
ment Is true to the best of my knowledge and
belief- VY. T. liii.LKKPlk, Cashier
J. W. I'H.IP??V *1
J. S. OiLLnPif, v Directors.
Qto. W. uillespic I
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4th
day of December, 1912.
?I. Ul.Al'bS POBCT,
Annual Change in Officials Made by No.
62, A. F. and A. M? on Last Monday
Night?Lodge Is Prosperous.
The following officers were chosen
for the ensuing yes" by the members of
Tazewell Lodge No. 62 A. F. and A. M.,
at the annual electi m of that txxlv held
on last Monday night:
Worshipful Mssttr-H. Claude Pobst.
Senior Warden-S. M. B. Coulling.
Junior Warden?J. Sam Bennett.
Treasurer?W. T. Gillespie.
Secretary?John S. I tot timor?.
Senior Deacon?James IV. Hsrman.
Junior Deacon?W. Bland Leslie.
Tiler?John S. Thompson.
Cbsplsins-E. E. Wiley, C R Brown,
J. E Linkous snd G. C. Rector.
Tszewell Lodge is one of the largest
Masonic bodies, outside the cities, in
the state. At present there are nearly
two hundred members on the roll and
the interest and enthusiasm in the work
shown by the members is the equal,
perhaps, of that of any lodge in the
state. New members are enrolled at
almost every meet.ng, and mary spe?
cial communications are held to take
care of the large volume of work to be
The lodge is especially noted for it?
charity, and assista largely in the main?
tenance and support of the Masonic Or?
phans' Home, in Richmmond, where
eight orphans from this county are
The personnel of the officers chosen
for the ensuing year is a guaranti e that
the high standard of work done by the
lodge in the past will be maintained
during the next twnlve months.
Following the election and installa?
tion of officers, Mr. J. W. Tarter was
introduced to the lodge and the degree
of Entered Apprentice conferred upon
Ths Musical Club met with Miss
Bessie Crockett ( n Saturday. The
music of France was the theme of study
and the following program was follow?
Early French Music
Mrs. J. D. HaTisson
French Folksong Chorus
"SingtoMe Sweet Muaetta"
Miss Tot Met "all
Story of Marseillaise
Mrs. J. D. Harrisson
"La Marseillaise" _ ?
Mr?. A. G. Russell
I "Mignon" Mit.? M ay belli- Greever
i "On the Bridge of Avigon" * Chorus
| Sketch of Saint-Sat-ns
Mrs. S. C. Graham
"Mandolinata" Visa Bessie Crockett
Dainty refreshments were served at
I the close of the musical procram
Buy your boy a I nycle for Xmw, we
have several of the best and and latest
models. Boyer & Co. Adv.
The Sundsy morning services at the
Christian church wi.'l be in the interest
of the Woman's Missionary Society.
Prof. W. W. Carson, principal of the
High School, returned Sunday from at?
tending a meeting of the State Teach?
ers' Association in Richmond.
We have a superb line of DEPEND?
ABLE Dolls and Toys for the children.
Let them come and select something
for "Santa" to brinar them.
Adv. J. B. Boyer & Co.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Bowen, of Wit
ten's Mills, returned Sunday from Rich?
mond, where they had been to attend a
meeting of the State School Trustees'
Association in connection with the Edu?
The bazaar to be given by the ladies'
of the Cemetery Association will be
in the Hankins Hall. The dinner in
connection at the Old Inn. Don't fail
to attend both and aid in keeping the
"Cities of the Dead" in a condition that
will reflect credit to our city.
The family of the new pres'ding elder
D. P. Hurley consisting of his wife and
four daughters arrived here Monday
and moved into the district parsonage
on Tazewell avenue. The two sons are
attending school at Emory and Henry
and will not reach here until the Christ?
We are expecting every day another
big shipment of book?. All the best
new books among them.
Captain A. J. Tynes celebrated his
seventy-ninth anniversary on Saturday
by entertaining thu members of his
family at a big dinner. It would re?
cluir? the assurance of the captain, him?
self, thst ?o many years has passed
over his head, for barring the whitened
locks be hss the spr earence of a youth
of fifty. May be live to seethe century
The open session of the W. C. T. U.^
at *he Christian church on Sunday waa
a at'ccess in attendance and inter- .t. ?
The meeting was led by Mrs. Mary
O'Keeffee and the address by State
Senator J. Powell Royall, who gave an
historic account of the fight thst ha-i
been made in Tazewell and Virginia for .
the cause of prohibition. Several netf,
members were added to the roll at tbe '