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established 1845.
Railroads Will Contribute To
Scientific Management and
Modern Agriculture.
The Crop Improvement Committee,
of the Council of Grain Exchanges,
offers the above amount to any
county that will establish a Farming
Bureau and raise a local fund suffi?
cient to employ u county urgicultural
advisor for a period of two years.
Southern railways are much interest?
ed in the development of agricultural
along their respective lines as it
means a larger crop and more freight.
Mr. F. II. LaBuumc, Agricultural
and industrial Agent of the Norfolk
and Western Railway, advises that
Mr. Bert Ball, Secretary of tha Corn
improvement Committee, of National
Grain Exchanges, Borad of Trade
Building, Chicago, III., has be?m re
centy tendered a large sum of money
by the President of one of the great?
est Mercantile establishments in the
world, with the understanding that it
be distributed in the most effective
manner for the betterment of Ameri?
can Agriculture, and this committee
is working in co-operation with the
Federal Department of Agriculture
and State Agricultural Colleges of
various States to establish County
Farm Bureaus, each in charge of a
trained Agriculturists whose dutus
will consist in general, as advisor to
any farmer in the county requiring
his services ; organizing farmers clubs ;
conducting Cron Clubs and other agri?
cultural contests, to arrange for ex?
hibitions of argicultural products ; to
give practical demonstrations and
instruction in crop rotation, soil
building, farm management, li\e
stock, dairying, horti-culturnl work,
ect., in various parts of the county
under ordinary conditions, and to co?
operate with the Superintendents of
cuuuty and city schools in teaching
the rudiments of nrgiculturo.
This committee has n fund to be
used for this plan and will pay the
aum of one thousand dollars to any
organization in any county which will
establish a farm bureau and raise a
local fund sufficient to employ a
county argicultural advisor for a per?
iod of two years. This fund is ample
to carry out this plan with one
thousand counties. After the second
ear the Government has agreed to
pay one-third to one-half of the ex?
pense of the Agriculturist in any
county which will organize a farm bu?
reau under this plan.
Mere is a very generous opportun?
ity that ought to be acepcted by each
county tributary to the lines of the
Norfolk and Western Railway in the
States through which it runs, com?
mercial clubs, bankers, merchants
and business men in live towns along
this line of rairlond should get to?
gether, assure the farmers in their
county of their lively interest in this
matter, and render all assistance pos?
sible toward the establishment of a
local farm bureau.
Write Mr. Bert Ball, Board of
Trade .building, Chicago, 111., or Mr.
F. H. LaBaume, Argicultural and
Industrial Agent, Norfolk and Wes?
tern Railway, at Roanoke, Va., for
further particulars, and your letter
will receive their prompt attention.
Public Sale
I will offer at pubic sale at the saw
mill site of McDilda and Lester on
the lands of J. A. Vernon.near Cedar
Bluff postoflice, Virginia, on Satur?
day, the 5th day of October, 1912,
the following proparty :
One 8x10 Frick portable engine on
wheels, 15 h. p., No. 6388.
One No. 01 Frick saw mil, with
attachments, No. 6461.
52-inch inserted tooth saw, and
with all appurtenances thereto be
? longing, the same being conveyed to
? me as Trustee to secure the payment
of eight notes.with interest from date
as follows:
One note dated Nov. 12, 1911, due
Feb. 12, 1912, for $123.00.
One note dated Nov. 12, 1911, due
May 12, 1912,for $123.00.
One not dated Nov. 12, 1911, due
August 12, 1912, for $123. ?
One note dated Nov. 12, 1911, due
Nov. 12, 1912, for $123.
One note dated Nov. 12, 1911, due
Feb. 1, 1913, for $123.
One note dated Nov. 12, 1911, due
May'12, 1913, for $123.
One note dated Nov. 12, 1911, du?
August 12, 1913, for $123.
One note dated Nov. 12, 1911, dm
Nov. 12, 1913 for $124, as evidenc
ed by deed dated the 12th day o:
November, and the year of 1911, am
recorded in the Clerk's office of Taze
well county in Deed Book No. 71
page 274.
Sale will commence at 12 o'clocl
noon. Terms?Cash.
A . J. CRUEY, Trustee
Pounding Mill
Pounding Mill. Vn., Oct. 1st,?
Joseph Smith, son-in-lnw of Rev. G.
R. Thomas had the misfortune of get?
ting two of his toes mashed oiT. Sat
uiday while operating the Rinstatf
crusher.. His foot slipped.
"Mis. Susan Rinstnffund daughter,
Mrs. Dock Altizer and bnby, are vis?
iting their daughter and sister, Mrs.
Mm. Mulkey in Graham, and friends
in Davy.
Rov. Pnngle preached his last ser?
mon here, Sunday, at 3.30 for this
year, many said It was a fine sermon.
Mrs. W. B. Steele and daughter,
Miss l Iva, attended, the funeral and
burial of 'heir relative, Mr. William
Floyd McUuire, on Sunday at Ceda.
BltifT. Funeral took place at 2 P. Mr
from his old home now oocupied by
his nekhew, J. Ed McGuire, burial in
Clnypool Cemetery. A very Inrge
number of relaties, neighbors and
friends were present.
Prof. J. J. iHoback made a busi?
ness trip to Cedar'Bluff yesterday.
Mr. John B. Elswick ar.d daughter,
Mrs. Robert Crabtree of Belfast
Mills, are visiting his sister Mrs. Lou
John Gillcspie visited his brother'
Will at Knob, Sunday.
W. R. "Sparks and sister. Mrs.
Charles Griffith, returned Sunday
from a two weeks visit to several
points cast. Will Rees had a most
enjoyable time at the opening recep?
tion at Virginia Christian College.
Miss Lcttlo Kin.-tall" clerked for
the Pounding Mill Supply Company,
during W. R. Sparks' absence,
J. T A.ltizer was a business visitor
at Cedar BlufT yesterday.
Mss Bessie Brown spent Saturday
night and Sunday visiting Mrs.
Wyrene Maxwell, at Maxwell.
Mrs. James Johnson and two child?
ren spent several days last week vis?
iting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Rich?
ard White at Raven Red Ash.
Mr. Haston White of Red Springs,
Mo., is visiting his brother]Mr. Isreal
White, here. Mr. White visited here
two years age, und got so homesick,
again that he couldn't stny away
any longer. Ho and six brothers and
three sisters formerly lived on Pound?
ing Mill Branch. He snys, he would
return here to live if his children
would come with him. His children
are all married, except one.
Mrs .C. H. Trayer, Misses Corn
and Gussie Christian spent Friday
with Mrs. C. J. Grinstead at on Clay
pool Branch.
Mr. McLean is here and will begin
work on the houses preparatory to
opening the stone quarry for the Nor?
folk and Western.
William Robinett enme home this
morning to pack-up to move his fam?
ily to Cocburn.
Mrs. Mary O'KeelTe guve nn excel?
lent talk at the Union church Sunday
night. She has been spending some?
time with her dauhgter, Mrs. R K.
Gillcspie, here.
The people here were very much
pleased with the fine sermon deliver?
ed by the Rev. Mr. Motley Hunday at
11 o'clock.
Dr. Baylor, of Cedar Bluff,'Joseph
Gillespie, of Tazewell, Reese T.
Bowen and George and Sam Ward
and others of the Cove, loaded nine
cars of export steers Saturday.
They loaded fourteen cars here yes?
Mrs. William Asbury is visitng re?
latives in Bluefield.
Cove Creek
Cove Creek, Sept. 30.?The far?
mers of the neighborhood are busy
mowing wheat, cutting corn and
talking about the new mountain road.
Mrs. Pearl Hedrick and Mrs. Lou
Daily have been visiting their par?
ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. .G. Stowers
the past week.
Mrs. Laura nigginbothnm spent
Thursday and Friday with her daught?
er, Mrs. M. B. Neel.
Mr. and Mrs. John Shnwver and
Wesley, who have been visiting rela?
tives on Clear Fork for the past few
weeks, left for Graham Saturday.
They will leave there this morning
for thier home in Maryland.
Mrs.John Gililam is very sick at
this writing. She has been in bad
henlth for sometime.
Mr. and Mrs. John Crabtree and
two children and Mrs. Agnes Compton
left last Friday for Walker's Creek
to visit relatives. They arc expected
home today.
Mr. Tom Leftwich and his friend,
Mr. Will Rntliff, of Worth, W. Va.,
were visiting his parents at this
place, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Leftwich
last Sunday till Wednesday.
Honor Roll
Honor Roll of Benbow School, Miss
Annie Moore, Principal. Require?
ments?Deportment, 100 per cent;
attendance, 100 percent; Studies,
1 90 per cent.
Seventh grade?Lou Witten, Nnn
> nie Buchanan, Mattie Brooks.
Fifth grade?Joe Cregar, .
Honorable mention?those whe
I made two of the above requirements,
? but failed in one. Seventh gradu?
Suaie Buchanan. Sixtn grade?Mar?
ian) Buchanan, Nannie Rose Ruchnn
: an, Reese Mathews, John Mathews.
Fifth grade1? Carrine Turner, Alval
Large Corporation Given right
To Use Public Highway?
Will Develop County.
The prospects nre bright fur an
electric railway line from Tazewell
to Graham. On Inst Saturday, the
Board of Supervisors granted to the
Continental ^Development Company,
? an Ohio corporation, the privilege of
building a railway line on the public
I road between the corporate limits of
the town of Tazewell and corporate
limits of the town of Graham. The
resolution provides that work must be
commenced on the lino within one
year and must be completed in three
years, and further provides that the
macadam on the roads must not be
disturbed, or if ditsurbed must be
placed in as good condition as before;
culverts for drninage must be placed
whenever needed, etc. It is stated
that the citizens living on Bluestone
and at other points along the line are j
much entheuscd over the bright pros?
pects for the new line, which will
Kive them advantages of n city with
homes in the country. Those who
have ha.l occasion to investigate the
proposition look with a good deal of
seriousness upon the proposal to have
a modern interhun line between
this town and the coal fields It is
sail) that the Appalachian Power
Co., which is developing the water
power of New River, is behind the
project, having already acquired a
majority of the electrric companies,
car lines, etc., in this section. The
Appallachian company have a large
amount of surplus power, which will
be used in the development of country
districts. The building of the car line
will rosult in the development and
prosperity of the section through
which it will pass, and will help the
entire county.
A Beautiful Marriage.
The North Tazewell Methodist
church was the scene of n beautiful
wedding last Wednesday afternoon,
when Miss Rosemary White, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. A. 13. White, be?
came the bride of Mr. Walter Cone
Scott, a prominent business man of
Norfolk, Vu. The coiemony was per?
formed by the Rev. H. C. Rich, pas?
tor of the Tazewell Episcopal church.
The edifice church was crowded with
invited guests and relatives and
friends from different parts of the
county. To the strains of the immor ?
tal wedding march of Mcndclshonn,
performed by Miss 1 Jessie Crockett,
nssisted on the violin by Mrs. Smith,
of Bluefield, the bridal patry entered
ed the church as follows: Miss
White, leaning upon the nrm of her
brother, Henry White, carrying
white roses, and gowned in a hand?
some suit of white brocaded satin and
Duchessjacc, wearing a veil of luce,
held back by orange blossoms. Her
only ornament was a handsome dia?
mond and pearl brooch, the gift of
the groom.
The groom was accompanied to the
alter by his friend, Mr. W. T. Ham,
of Norfolk. Mrs. John Hopkins and
Mrs. Roy S. Thompson were matrons
of honor. Miss Hattie White, sister
of the bride, was ma'd of honor.
Miss Hnttic Fudge and Miss Isabelle
Leslie were brides maids. Little
Misses Biddy I human and Martha
Riser bore the beautiful flowers,
which adorned the occasion. The
other attendants were Mr. Roy S.
Thompson and Mr. Walter H. Riser.
The church was decorated with gol?
den rod and ferns shipped here from
Norfolk. Atfer the ceremony the
bride and groom left for an extended
tour of Washington, Niagara Falls,
New York and other cities in the
The Water Supply.
The Town Council last Saturday
night, closed an option which the
town had held for twenty years for
the Whitman sprmg, located on the
farm of J. G. and H. L. Duston. The
option was for $800, but the city
paid $1000, the additional $200 giv?
ing the city privileges not mentioned
in athe old deed, which embraces im?
provements that will be necessary to
get the full supply of water that is
due the town.
At a recent meeting of the Council,
Sargeant John S. Thompson was re
elected for a term of one year. At
the close of the Sargeant's term of
nllice the town had a cash balance of
about $1,600 on hand. Several
months during this time Mr. Thomp?
son lias collected almost enough from
fines to pay his own salary. It is
generally conceded that the sargeant
has made on of the most efficient
officers the town has ever had.
Siek headache is caused by a disor?
dered ?t. mach. Take Chamberlain's
Tablets and correct that an<l(tlie heud
11 a. hes will disappear. For sale by all
Not Attending to His Duties.
*'l have so been moved by this ex?
pression of good will on the part "i
the republicans of the district that 1
immediately made up my mind that it
1 were again elected to congress un?
der conditions so gratifying that 1
would remove myself from participa?
tion in any and all business ontor
prises and devote myself wholly anil
entirely to making for the Ninth dis?
trict- of Virginia the best Congress?
man it is possible for me to make. 1
I do not believe a man can be huccoss
ful in either private business or pub?
lic business by devoting part of his
time to each. If elected I will simply
cut out private business however in?
teresting it might. Heretofore 1 have
been trying to do both. Finding this
impossible. I will,adhere strictly if
oleccted to the great trust imposed
on me by the people of our district
devoting myself exclusively to their
The above is an ctxract from Con?
gressman Slemp's letter of acceptance
of his re-nomination.
In ttiis extract Mr. Slemp prom?
ises that if elected he will cut loose
from all former business hindrances,
and do his full duty as a'congressman,
"Heretofore" he says, 1 have been
trying to do both . Finding this im?
possible, 1 will adheru strictly, if
elected, to the great trust imposed on
me". An honest confession, that lie
has not tilled the bill Heretofore.
Many of the newspapres have . aid
over and over again, thai as a con?
gressional representative, Mr. Slemp
did not measure up. Here he confess?
es that lie has not, and that it was
impossible for him to do so. This is
something new in the way of campaign
"promises". Hut then, the Republi?
can party is famous as a "promising"
party. The trouble is, it has seldom
fulfilled its promises.
In Memoriam
Pounding Mill, October 2.- In
lovnig remembrance of William
Floyd, son of Elijah und Elizabeth
Cliipyool McGuire, who departed this
life Friday, September 27, 1912, at
2:50 a. in., age 72 years, four
months, 2 days. When 27 years of
ago, ho was erecting a three story
woolen factory on (J?lich river, near
bis home at Cedar Bluff, when a
piece of timbor fell and struck him
on the bnck, injuring the vertebrae,
thus causing him to lose his mind.
The devoted parents, being loth to
give him up, hired some one to look
after him. After three years they
reluctantly consented to have him
scut to the hospital at Staunton. At
which place he resided until his
death. The frame of the building
blew down a few years ago, having
stood the storms of many winters,
fn the meantime, the father and
mother passed away, weeping as did
Rachel for her children, because he
was away. And me thinks, in my
imagination, that I heard the mother
exclaim, "Heigho, Floyd, here at
last!" Also the futher clear his
throat, and say, "Clad to see you.
Floyd. Although we've been waiting
at this beautiful gate for so many
years to greet you! Also his sister,
Caroline, wife of the late Kev. P. J.
Lockhnrt, exclaim, "Oh, Floyd,
wev'e wanted you here so much.
Then there were his uncles, aunts,
nephews and nices, "Who had shed
their robes and mnde them white in
the Blood of the Lnmb," exclaim,
"Welcome home!"
The subject of this sketch as con?
verted while young und was always
obedient to his mother, even during
his three year's illness at home?Just
a word lowly spoken was obeyed at
once. A letter a year ago to one of
his nieces from the superintendent,
stated that the uncle had never given
them a minutes trouble, that he was
in his right mind a part of the time,
then flighty.
He was a mnn of great intelligence
before the accident and was n general
favorite with the old as well as the
young. On Sunday, in the home of
his childhood, many relatives, niegh
bors nnd friends looked on his form ;
some said that his "features were
natural, only older." He was a man
of line physiipic, about six feet, and
weighing about 180 pounds. The Rev. j
Johnson, of the Methodist Kpiscopal
church, south, preached his funeral
at 2 o'clock Sunday, the 29th, ntfer
which the burial took place a mile
southeast of his home at the Claypool
burial ground, near his father and
mother, bis great grand-parents on
his mother's side, besides a numb<>r
of uncles and aunts, who had proceed?
ed him to the better land. Jje leaves
one brother, Mr. J. Marion McGuire,
several nephews and nieces, cousins
nnd friends to mourn the loss.
The active pall bearers were Thom?
as Albert McGuire, John Kdgnr Wiley
McGuire, James Elmo Marion Mc?
Guire,- Ferd Goso McGuire, Philip
Marcus Alder, Mndison M. Ilankins.
F'ower bearors, his nieces: Misses
, Uva Vesta Steele, Mildred FV.cGuire;
. Mesdames Sylvester A. Ratliff, Char
1 les H. Steele, Charles F. Fieldfl. '
Supervisors Stops Work On
Jeffersonville Road by Mov?
ing Crusher- Who's Who?
There is another rumpus among
the road builders in Jeffersonville
district, and the work is now at a
standstill and likely to so remain for
sometime to come, The road plant
was moved in a hurry early InHt Mon?
day morning by a force of men under
the direction of Mr. Daniels, Super?
visor, frmn the Clear Pork road, near
tin' Tynes' place, to the Witton's
Mills read.
Mr I.oo, engineer of the state
highway commission, had ordered the
plant moved to ii point this side of
Mr. Martin's and the worn continued
until the road was finished, or the ap?
portioned money all spent. One party
"got there first," and moved the
plant. Mr. Leo, who iH in charge,
refused to t). K. the move, sign any
warrants, etc*, and there the matter
stands. The whole trunhln is due to a
conflict of authority. Did Mr. Lee
have the right of control, or does Mr.
Daniel have the superior right? It
wns thought thnt this question wns
clearly Bottled sometime ago when a
similar conflict arose. A committee
was appointed to apportion remaining
funds between the different sections
in the district, and to say where
the money wns to he spent,
and everybody thought the matter
settled. On the mad lending to Grat
ton so much uf the remaining fund
was apportioned, and the work went
on smoothly. Mr. Daniels has in?
sisted all the time that the road plant
be moved to the Witton's Mills road
so soon as the new road was complet?
ed to within a certain distance of
town, lie was importuned by several
hundred citizens, in a petition, to
continue the road, and, to settle the
matter, as was thought, the above
named committee wiih appointed, and
the amount of money for this road
was Hinted, and everybody thought
(In? matter settled. Now, all iH up in
the air again. Mr. Daniel's letter,
giving his reasons fur his actions in
hurriedly moving the plant, is given
elsewhere in this paper. Mr. Daniels
letter would be much more satisfac?
tory if he had iliscuHHed the ipiostion
of authority, instead of the necessity
of n better road to Wittens Mills,
which no one doubts at all. They
need ami deserve u hotter road in that
lection. All agree to this, but the
question arises, if Mr. Daniel, and
others, had the right to move ttilH
plant whv should it have been "only
a question of who could move it
lirst?" This sort of grab game, waa,
to say the least, an undignified course
to pursue. Any how, the road work
is at a standstill, and the tax-payers,
who furnish the money to build roads,
seem powerless.
State Highway Commissioner Wil?
son is expected here Tucsdny, when a
regular meeting of the Hoard will bo
held, and whose the ? "boss around
hero" will he established.
On account of misleading reports
being circulated in regard to moving
the road plant from the Tynes place
on clear Fork to the section of road
leading from Ilurke's Garden siding
to Witton's Mill, 1 wish to explnin
my actions and atate the facts to the
Sometime ngo, in conversation with
Mr. Wilson, state highway commiss?
ioner, I stated to him that It thought
the dirt roads to he macadamized un?
der the Honil Issue should be built
first, as they were almost impassi?
ble; and 1 further stated to him that
we would repair the old macadam
roads and keep them in good condition
until they could be rebuilt. Mr. Wil?
son agreed with me in taking this
stand and I have no reason to believe
thnt he will not sustain me in having
the plant moved.
liefere muving the plant, I went to
see Mr. Lcc, and tried to show him
the importance of building roads in
neighborhoods where they were im?
passible, instead of digging up the
old macadam roads, which are better
than some neighorhood will ever have.
Mr. Lee would not consent to moving
the plant, on to the dirt roads, but
stnted that his Intentions . wem to
move to the quarry to a point half
way between Tazewell and the resi?
dence of Mr. G. A. Martin and re?
build the old macadam road straight
on into Tn/.cwell. What sections of
the roads should he built first, or in
the order in which they should be
built, is a matter for the local road
board of each district to decide and
not for Mr. Lee, the state engineer,
who is only sent hore to see that the
roads are properly built according tu
state plans and specifications.
Two plants have been working on
the rond from Mrs. Peery's to f'leai
Pork and Hurke's Garden during tht
whole, of this season, and this new
road is nowj connected up with tlu
old macadam rood leading to T?te
1 i -"
well. Tin' people ? >f these two neigh?
borhoods can conic to town any season
of the year on a sol id rock road, all
of Which is new, except about two
miles oust of Taiewell, which thu
road hoard has agreed to put in good
Now, ! cannot believe that, any fair
man in my district, after considering
both sides of the question, will op?
pose building the two and one-half
miles of road from Burko'a Garden
siding to the district line at the Gil
lespie farm and on to Wittens Mills.
As every one knows, this is on the
old Kincnstlo and Cumberland Gup
turnpike, and on account of it run?
ning straight through the county, it
will of course hu our main thorough
fare, and will open up tin' traffic over
the new roads in the Clear Fork dis?
trict to Graham, Minefield. Pocahontus
and nil the Hat top coal Holds.
The two letters from Mr. Leo and
myself to Mr. Gillospio, which you
will lind published helow, will show
that Mr. Lee wan making prepara?
tions to move to a new quarry on
the old macadam road, so it was only
a question of who could move first.
1 secured some extra teams and
went on the ground at day light and
when the men came into work at sev?
en o'clock, I ordered them to proceed
to move the plant.
The plant was not moved after
night iih stated by some people.
1 left the roller and a force of men
on the old work and requested Mr.
Gillcspie, manager in charge, to lln
i"h up the road in llrst class order he
fore leaving BOUie.
The machinery was moved to the
new quarry by 12 o'clock, and in the
afternoon 1 went to'lazewell to sec
Mr. Lee, the engineer and requested
him lo take charge of the plant and
proceed to build the road, which he
emphatically refused to do.
I think the above explanation will
clearly show that 1 have tried to do
my duly and since Mr. Lee refused to
build the road, as ho is expected to
do under the law, 1 am powerless to
push the work any further, so will
leave it to the people to decide
whether they will let Mr. Lee si and
in the way of building roads, or ask
Mr. Wilson to send an onignoer, who
will take charge of the work.
Very respectfully.
Supervisor JoiTersonville District,
Horse Pen, Vs., Sept. 27, 1012,
"Mr. Kdd Gillcspie, Foreman Koad
Plant No. 2, Jefforaonville Magister?
ial District, Tozewoll Co., Vn.
You are hereby instructed to move
road machinery belonging (o Plan)
No. 2 In your cure to a suitable
quarry near Five Oaks, on Pincastlc
road and begin work on said road ul
the end of the old macadam rood
near Hurke'h Garden siding, and to
work to Wittens Mills, macadam road.
Hy order of Koad Hoard in Jefferson
villo district."
1). H. DANIELS, Chairman.
"Tazowell, Va., Sept. 20, 1012.
W. 10. Gillcspie, Esq.,
Supt. Plant No. 2, Jefforaonville
Dear Sir :?As per our conversation,
as soon as sufliciont stono Ih crushed
to complete thu culvert and road over
same at the crcuk just west of Con?
cord Church on the Cleur Fork Koad,
you will move the plant to thu posit,
ion on the snme road as indicated by
mo, on Mr. W. E. Peury's property,
located between the properties of Mr.
G. A. Martin, and Mr. J Huston.
In view of tho conflicting reports 1
hnvo heard regarding tho movement
of this plant I wiah tnstnto that com?
plete supervision is in my hnnds.
You or any one in your employ diso?
beying these instructions und moving
to any other point than that indicated
by me, will bo discharged from em?
ployment by that act.
Yours truly,
W. I. Leo, Koad Engineer."
Horsepcn, October 2.?Mr. Jas. P. !
Whitman has returned from a visit to
I'ulaski, and reports n good time.
Kotiert Daniel has returned to
Asheville, N. C., after n week's vis?
it to parents, Mr. and Mrs. I). H.
I'M ward Gil lespie re tun red home
Sunday, after a few days visit to
relatives at this place.
Miss Eliza Murray spent Sunday
night with her cousin, Miss Pearl
Mrs. C. T. Whitman, who hiiB
been very ill, is reported some bet?
C. !?'. Jennings, who is engaged
in business at Pocahontas, spent last
week with hs family.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Frank Witt, returned
to Tnzewell from their bridal tour,
nnd are the guests of Mrs. Witt's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan F.
Mr. IL W. Pobst lost a fine cow
lost Saturday evening. The animal
was sick only a short time.
The Norfolk and Western is estab
i thing a telpehone linn on tho Clinch
[Valley for the dispatch of trains. The
system will bo used where ever prac?
ticable instead of the telegraph.
Phone No. 31
For Any Kind of Printing
$1 per Year.
General Ayers in the Court
Mouse and Republicans
In the Theatre.
General Rufua A. Ayers, Demo?
cratic candidate for Congress in this
district, and Hon. J. Nornient Powell,
I candidate for Presidential elector,
'will address the voters of tliu county
in the Courthouse next Tuesday.
General Ayers in i? fluent speaker
and his address will he interesting.
Be present at the mooting nnd hour
tiro issues of tho great campaign
against plutocracy and host rule dis?
Tho Republicans are also arranging
to have speaking in the theater of the
Tazewell Amusement Company. J. L.
Cleaves, postmaster at Wythoville;
Senator Noel, ol Loo county and May?
or T. C. Bowen, of Tazewell, will
address the meeting.
Chew On This.
. The following is submitted to tho
Republican speakers who will he hero
Tuesday, in bohnlf of Mr. Sl|emp,
the regular REPUBLICAN nominee:
Mr. Roosevelt said this: "The Pro?
gressive parly has come to stay. WE
PARTY. Wo are going to make a
success of this thing, ami we want
your help. I waul to appeal to you
as friends, guides and allies. I can't
help feeling thill, if I fail to convilico
you it will he my own fault, for our
cause is overwhelmingly strong. I
want 'first to put our party on as
healthy a basis in the South as In tho
Ear. I or West tu- North, because you
support it because you are a part of
Editor The News:?There is no
telling what may yet happen. Our In?
dian rubber neighbor, .1 N. Ilarman,
is mail and raising a howl and the
only way 1 see to get him (phot is to
consult the stork spoken of in tho Re?
publican and hnvo the youngster
named ,1, N. II. Hut who knows but
what thin is a part of tho compensa?
tion he is to receive. There is some?
thing the mailer with Newt, and if
the Hook of Books, did not remind tin
that we are our neighbors keeper, I
would venture to toll what it is.
Next year, you know, our neighbor
expects to get up higher, and who
blames him? Certainly there Is loom
higher up. Newt tins said that he
wiih called to preach. What about
this political thnt ho crowds into
his sermons on Sunday? Certainly
the Lord will hold Rome one to ac?
count. The Senator tries to tell uu
how a progressive can bo consistent
and vote for Stomp. Hut how about
a mini who wiih a Unitarian advocate.
! wonder if he remembers a little
talk he had on the day of Tuft's
election in tho presence of J. S. Gil
lespie, mysolf and others, when Taft
wiih the only medicine to euro our
ills? Now, Taft in the same Taft un?
less he iH mndu of rubber, too.
Now, Newt need not epxect to get
that name, lie gets boodle and glory
enough and who knows but what that
excellent lady, the Congressman's
wife, might enter a protest? She
should he consulted. Tho Congress?
man and lady might get their heads
together nnd name it for tho next
Governor, Henry Stuart. Then we
would have n sensation mire enough.
1 remember tho first time I ever saw
our neighbor. I accidently fell in
with him at Liberty Hill. We were
both riding horseback. The Scntor at
that time was making hiis first race
for Commomnwenlth'h attorney. I
did not know ho was a candidate. I
had not been ,in thu county long.
Newt carried u heavy pair of saddle
pockets and really he was a puzzle to
me. Kinnlly I sited him up as being
a moonshiner, they being very num?
erous then. Hut it turned out that I
wan mistaken and that he was a can?
didate for Commonwealth's attorney.
I don't remember the other candi?
dates. Hut tho late T. E. George,
for pure mischief, got a fellow by the
name of Lambert to run, nnd tho
thing got serious. Lambert got a
good vote and Newt was scared but
Now, wo want the Senator to tell us
what beenmo of the big wages he
boasts of thu laboring man getting.
He gets, say, $2.00 per day and pays
18 cents for meat, $?.50 for flour,
8 and 8 l-2c for sugar. If tho man
wears any clothes and has six child?
ren, he pays eight or ten dollars for
a houso to live in, and a few doctors
hills, nnd where is he at the end of
the year?
I know one man who lives in sight
of Tazewell. who owns a small mine.
Ho will tell you that he makes an
average of seven or eight hundred
dollars clear profit on this small coal
plant, but what about tho poor man
who gets out the coal? Ho gets good
wages, your neighbor will tell you
this fact, but it tnkes it all to buy
the necessaries. A. M. M.
Welch, W. Va., October 2.

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