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IF you want the news of
Tazewell, read the
Established 1845.
Democrats And Republicans
Speak To Moderate Sized
Crowds Tucsdny.
The public speaking in the court?
house nnd in the theater of the Taze?
well Amusement Company attracted
about two hundred to two hundred
and fifty people to town Tuesday.
The oldtime enthusiasm, which usual?
ly prevails in political meetings,
widely advertised as this one was,
was lacking but both the Republi?
cans and Democrats had good crowds
to hear the speakers. Opinion, of
course, differs, as to the size of the
crowd at each meeting.
General*Rufus A. Ayers, candidate
for Congress on the Democratic tick?
et and Attorney J. Norment Powell,
candidate for elector on the Demo?
cratic ticket in the courthouse nnd
Senator John C. Noel, of Leo county
and postmnster Lou Cleaves, of
VVytheville, spoke in the theater in
the interest of the candidacy of Mr.
Slemp. The latter gentlemen confined
thnir remarks mainly to the tariff,
urging their bearers to vote for the
return of the Republican party to
Mr Cleaves, as is Ids custom, in?
jected a great deal of humor into his
remarks, and amused his hearers,
many of whom were Democrats, the
Democratic meeting having adjourned,
by his story telling.
Mr. Wm. II. Werth, in a short,
strong speech, introduced General
Ayers to the audience in the court?
house. Mr. Powell was introduced by
Mr. A. S. Higginbotham.
The speech of General Ayers is
printed in tne supplement to the
A Pedestrain
Mr. Gco. W. St. Clair is qualify?
ing for a walking contest with any
who may care to compete. One night
last week be missed his train in Blue
field, lie phoned to Tazewell for his
auto to start in that direction and he
would meet it at some point on the
road, l'hc auto started all right, but
the unexpected happened and it refus?
ed to move. Mr. St. Clair didn't
know that however, and walked all
the way home, arriving here about
midnight. He expected the headlight
of Ids car to show up at every turn
in the road, hut she never did. Auto?
mobiles have a way of doing tricks
similar to this unfortunate occurrence.
Marriage of Interest
Judge Samuel Cecil Graham, of
Tazewell. nnd Miss Claire Guillaume,
of Richmond, were married at the
brides home at 106 West Grace
Street Wednesday afternoon. Miss
Gillaume is well known in Tnzewcll,
where she was a guest in the Graham
home for several months. Judge and
Mrs. Graham will return to Tazewell
in a short time.
From Tuesday's Richmond News
Leader: Miss Claire Guillaume was
the guest of honor at a brilliant re?
ception given yesterday.afternoon at
the Woman's Club. She was gowned
in blnck lace over black satin trim?
mings of jet, nnd wore a corsage
bouquet of lilies of the valley. Mrs.
W. G. Stannard, newly elected presi?
dent of the club, stood at the head of
the receiving line, and those receiv?
ing were: Miss Jane Rutherford,
Mrs. Archer Anderson, Mrs. William
Rulleffin Cox, Mrs. L. L. Lewis and
others. The out pouring of club
members nnd the brilliancy of the
affair was a great tribute tc Miss
Guilliaume, whose marriage tomor?
row to Judge Graham, of Tazewell,
will remove her from Richmond.
Honor Roll
Honor Roll for Richlands High
School for September, 1912.
90 per cent on daily recitation, 90
per cent on deportment , 95 per cent
on attendance.
High School:?John Boggess, Nel?
lie Fisher. Rachel Hewson, John Re
7th Grade :?Oscar Elswick, Anna
King, Robert Liddle.
6th Grade:?Zeddie Long, Ira Hel?
ton, Madge Hazy, Mary McKenry,
Maude Dowdy.
fith Grade:? Irene Mutter, Marj
Mick man, Leona Elkins, Madgo Har?
ris, Pauline Brown.
4th Grade:?Narcie Hankins, Jes
sie White, Edward Peery, Marj
3rd Grade:?Alex Childress, Delh
Gllley, Mattio Helton, Mary Sue
Shafer, Mary Ball, Mnttie Harris.
2nd Grade:?Mrytie Kipps, Delph
Ino Hazy, Maggie Hariess, Klmori
1st Grade:?Cassie Trivett, Creei
Shelton, Carlie Caudill, Henry Cl.ild
teas, Willie Wilson, Buakill.
Pounding Mill
Pounding Mill, Va., Oct. 8tb. 1912.
The following m?n from this place
attended the public speaking at Taze
well today: R. M. Sparks, J. T.
Altizer, Alex Altizer, R. H. MeGraw,
Alex Riley.
Mrs. Elbert Altizer and children,
of Uillespie, visited their pnrents,
Mr. and Mrs. Allex Altizer, from
Saturday until today.
Mrs James O'Keefe spent several
days last week visiting her sister-in
law. Mrs. R. K. Glllespie.
Mr. and Mrs. George Met'a 11 and
little son, of Raven, visited their
cousin, Mrs. Ollic Hurt Sunday.
Mrs. Elizabeth Osborne has re?
turned from a months visit to rela?
tives :.t Davy, W. Va., und on Louis,
Misses Sodio McGuiro and Lucy'
Williams, of Cedar Bl?h", spent
Thursday in Pounding Mill.
Mrs. M. J Stnrgill visited Mrs.
Kate Maxwell, in Bluefield on Friday
and Snturday of last week. Mrs.
Maxwell has been very ill, of lung
trouble, but she is better.
Mr. McLean, foreman of the quarry
for N. and W. R. R. Co., had the
misfortune to run a nail in his foot,
Saturday. He is getting around on
John Gillespie attended Madan
Sherry at Bluelicld Saturday night,
and spent Sunday with home folks at
Witten's Mills.
Wm. Robinett and family, left
Monday for Coaldale where they will
Mrs. Pecry Pruett and children
visited Mrs. Pruett's parents at Max?
well several days last week.
Mrs. Pangle and chidren of Max?
well, have been visiting Mrs. C. H,
Tray er, the past. week.
Mr.A. C. Fowler made n business
trip to Rock, W. Va., last week.
N. and W. telephone cars arc heie
changing the line through the rock
Several houses are going up includ?
ing commisary and boarding house.
These houses are being erected just
east of Mis. Rehekah Williams.
Mrs. Evelyn Roberts of Bluefield,
is visiting friends here.
J. H. Robinett is home from Beach
Fork. i
Mrs J. T. Altizer went to Taze
well today.
Mesdames B. D. Humphrey, Chas.
Linknus and Mrs. Dr. Bundy, of
Indian, spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. R. W. Sparks, and circulated
among friends.
A Fine Mill
From all reports Higginbotham and
Bane, the large merchant millers of
Cedar Blulf are building up a large
business in this county and points
contiguous to the Norfolk and Wes?
tern. They have in recent years ' con?
structed one of the most substantial
mill dams and races of any mill in
this section. The dam and race are
both made of solid cement, which
does not admit of the loss of any
water or of incovenience which fre?
quently is not the case with mills
composed of wood. The Norfolk nnd
Western's new road entering Cedar
Bluff gives them an additional mar?
ket for their products.
Public Sale
I will offer at Public Sale at the
front door of the Court House, Taze
well, Va., on Thursdny, the 7th day
of November, 19-12, the following
Ten acres of land about one 1 1-2
miles S. W.of Indian P. 0., Tazewell
County, Va., same now being oc?
cupied by by N. R. McDilda, for de?
scription see D. B. G8 Page 480
Tazewell County records.
The same being property conveyed
to me as Trustee to secure FRICK ]
COMPANY of Waynesboro, Pa., by
deed dated the 12th day of Novem?
ber, and year of 1911, and recorded
in the Clerk's office of Tazewell
County, in Deed Book No. 71 Page
274 Sale at 12:00 o'clock, Noon.
A. J .CRUEY, Trustee.
Conference Aappointments
The Methodist conference in recent
session at Abingdon has adjourned.
The Bishop was considerate of the
ministers in Tazewell county return?
ing them all another year. The fol?
lowing are the appointments for the
Tazewell district:
J. C. Straley, presiding elder.
Tazewell Circuit?J. R. King.
Tazewell?E. E. Wiley.
Graham station?A. B. Hunter.
Elk Garden?H. B. Brown.
Lebanon?L. M. Cartright.
Honaker- S. IL Hall.
Burke's Garden?W. W. Hicks.
Grundy?B. N. Waterhouse.
Belfast?W. A. Gose.
Rocky Gap?.1. W. Stuart.
Pocahontas?C. K. Wingo.
Dante?T. D. Snrader.
Sick headache la caused by a disor?
dered stomach. Take Cbamlierlain'a
M'alih-tu and correct that an(f(the head?
aches will disappear. For aalu bj all
Want New Court House In
That Town ? Petition In
The proposition advanced by the
people of North Tazewell to move the
courthouse to that town is receiving
support from citizens throughout the
county,and is viewed with alarm by the
business and professional men of the
town of Tazewell.
Quite a few of the citizens of Taze?
well, however, look upon the matter
as a joke. If tho citizens of North
Tazewell and community persist in
their efforts to change the lucntion of
the county sent, an election would re?
sult that would be tho 11 vest proposi?
tion we have "gone-up-ngainst" in
Bevernl moons.
The appended article from one of
the leading citizens of North Taze?
well, who is not advocating the
change from a selfish motive, throws
some light on the matter. His sug?
gestions ahuut the jail nre interest?
North Tazewell, October 10, 1912.
Editor Clinch Vnlley News:
Dear Sir:?There is considerable
?xcitcment at North Tazewell over
the prospect of having n now court
ious" building here. The citizens un
Icrstand it has been practically de
sided that it will be necessary to
mild a new courthouse?that being
the case, it seems thnt it would be
idvisable to built it at the point that
.vill he more convenient ot the mass?
es of the people. You must admit
Lhnt to have the courthouse on the
railroad would accommodate more
people in the county than where it
mw stnnds. For instance, nil parties
ittcnding court on the line of the N.
md W. Railway, from Raven, Gra?
mm nnd Pocnhontns, Va., would cer
ainly be benefited by having the
:nurthouse ut North Tazewell, besides,
it would be more convenient to all of
the citizens living north of the depot.
In fact, any one who is unbiased
,vould be compelled to admit that to
lave our courthouse at North Taze?
well would benefit more people than
tt the point at which it is now locat?
If the present courthouse is to be
torn down, it will cost very little to
laul such material as would ho used
to North Tazewell, the grade being
lown hill. Resides the citizens at
Morth Tazewell will donate a nice
lite, nnd the writer has been reliably
nformed that if necessary they will
mbscribie a liberal sum in addition to
furnishing trie site.
So far as the jail is concerned, we
inderstand everybody in the county
idmits that it is practically worth
ess. This material, such as could be
used, could also tie hauled to North
razewell, and tho jail property could
:ie sold with the courthouse property,
l'hey would realize a pretty good sum,
therfore, the courthouse could be
built at this point at a much less
aim than a new courthouse could be
nuilt at North Tazewell, besides be?
ing more convenient to tho people.
If it is decided generally to build a
new courthouse, wo presume, of
:ourso, the citizens will be allowed
tn opportunity to vote on it. That
being the case, we have no fear whnt
sver of bringing it to North Tazewell.
New Uame Law
Under the state law partridges
may be killed only during November
and December west of the Rlue Ridge
mountains. The Hoard of Supervisors
is given authority toshorten the hunt?
ing season, and to make regulations
to further the game within their
As the law now stands in Tazewell
County, partridges may be killed only
during the first twenty days of Nov?
ember and during the last eleven days
of December. The lnst eleven days in
December were included in the open
season in order to acommodate the
hoys who are away at school, and
those away at work, who return dur?
ing the Christmas holidays to visit
home-folks and take a hunt.
The provisions making it unlawful
to kill more than ten partridges on
any day was thought proper in order
prevent experts from slaughtering
the birds during the open season.
Judge Kegley will be asked to ap?
point fifteen game wardens in each
magisterial district to see that the
game lnws are enforced.
It Looks Like A Crime
to separate a boy from a box of nuek
len'a Arnica Salve. His pimples, boils
HcratoliOH, knocks, sprains and bruises
demand It, ami its quick relief for
bmns.Hcnlds. or cuts is his right. Keep
It handy for buys, also girls. Heals
everything henlable and does It quick.
Unequaled for piles. Only 25 cenw at
John E. Jackson's, Tazewell, Va.
Double Wedding nt Cedar Bluff
A double wedding of unUBUal inter?
est in the west end of the count].
curred at Cedar Bluff Tucdsay morn?
ing at 10 o'clock, when Miss Bertha
Lac Scott, dauhgter of Mr. and Mrs.
E. R. Scott and Mr. H. S. Cay, and
Miss Lena Margarete Scott, daughter
of Mr. of Mrs. and B. H. Scott, and
Mr. I. 0. Perkins were married in
the parlors of the Blue Sulphur inn.
The double ceremony was performed
by Rev. VV. VV. Carson, of Tazewell.
Immediately after the marriage and
the hearty congratulations of their
numerous friends, the bridal patty
left on the east bound train for a
wedding tour of the east. After the
completion of the honeymoon trips,
Mr. mal Mrs. (lay will be at home nt
Atlanta,"Gn., and Mr. and Mrs. Perk?
ins will be nt home at Millwood, New
York. The brides are well known
young ladies of the Cedar RlufV com
munity, occupy high social positions
and have been associated with church
betterment of the communities ill
which they lived.
Mr. Cay is attached to the offices
of the Roanoke Bridge Company,
which company had contracts on the
N. and W. 's road entering Cedar
It lull' and Mr. Perkins is connected
with the Rhinehart and Dennis con?
struction company, one of the eon
tractors on the same road.
T he following detailed account of
the marriage is furnished by our
Cedar Bluir correspondent:
As the strains of Mendelessohn's
wedding march, rendered by Miss
Flora Baylor, floated through the
spacious hulls nnd parlors, the party
entered. Mr. Cay and Miss Bertha
Scott leading, followed by Mr. Perkins
and Miss Lena Scott; Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Hatcher, bringing up the rear.
Standing among bowers of crimson
dahlias, the nuptial vows were made;
the officiating minister being Rev. W.
W. Carson of Tazewell, Va.
The brides wore full travel inn
suits with accessories to match. Miss
Bertha's being of brown and Miss
Lena's of navy blue. Immediately
after the ceremony, the couples with
Mr. and Mrs. Hatcher, who accom?
panied them to Bluefield, boarded no.
12 for their future homes. The party
separated at Roanoke?Mr. and Mrs.
Perkins and going to New York,
while Mr. and Mrs. Gay will reside
in Atlanta, Ua.
Only the immediate family nnd a
few friends were honored by witness?
ing this affair which was the c u I mi
nation of a long and Interesting
romance. Those present were: Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Hatcher, Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Scott, Mr. B. B. Scott
Mrs. W. T. Wntkins, Miss Eunice
Wnlkins, Misses Sadie und Pearl E.
McGuire, Mr. John Scott, brother of
Miss Lena, Mr. Charles Scott, uncle
of both brides, and Mr. Hucl J. Hurt
of Cedar BliifT; Mrs. M. C. McNeil,
aunt of the brides, from Bluefield and
Mr. FranK S. Cay of Roanoke, brother
of Mr. Cay.
Messrs. Perkins and Cay are well
known in this community, having
come to Cedar Bluir in lt)10 with
the N. and \V. on the new construct?
ion workcH near here. Mr. Cay being
employed by the Roanoke Bridge
Company nnd Mr. Perkins with Rhine
hart and Dennis Constuction Company.
The charming and lovable brides are
very popular among an unusually
large circle of friends as shown by
the magnificfent and handsome pres?
ents received. Mrs. Hatcher sister of
Miss Bertha entertained the entire,
bridal party at dinner on Monday
evening. The community will miss
these young ladies very much and
wish them every happiness in their
new homes one in our metropolis and
one in the New York of the South.
Nine Prisoners Escape
Nine prisoners escaped from the
Tazewell jail last Friday night or
early Saturday morning. They gained
their freedom by sawing the bars.
Saws were gotton to the prisoners by
some unknown means. It was stated
early in the week that the party who
I carried the saws to the prisoners was
known, and would be arrested, but
nothing has developed in the matter
since. The prisoners, four of whom
were white men, scattered to differ?
ent parts. A clue to the white men
was obtained from Horscpen last Sat?
urday, but up to going to press none
of them have been arrested.
The following arc iho names of the
men, and the crimes with which they
are charged :
J. E. Dotson, 30 years old, weight
about 1150 pounds. Homo in Buchan?
an county, indicted for felony in Wy?
oming county, W. Va.
Harry Williams, white, moon?
shiner, a United States prisoner.
Will Moore colored, felony, com
mited in I'ocnhontas.
Frank. Wright, same charge.
Walter Bowman, white, horse steal?
ing at Horsepen.
John Wyatt, shooting near Raven.
Joe Coleman, Andrew Patterson,
Sam Mitchell, robbery, committed ut
the Fair.
['OBER II 1012
Says Old Building Cannot Be
Repaired to Meet Demands
Of County.
To tin" Honorable Fulton Koglcy,
) undo of the Circuit Court of Tnze
we'l County :
To the Honorable, the Hoard of
Supervsiora of Tazewell County:
Tho undorai|{ned, S. C. Graham, J.
N. Harman, B. L. Greevor, R. t).
Crockett, J. I'owell Royall and A. (!.
Riser, were appointed, l?y the Hon?
orable Jugdo <d the Circuit Court
of Tazewell County, n committee, in
which said order the following direc
I ions were given !
"It appearing to the Court Hint the
Court House is inadequate in thin:
That there ia not Bufllcient vault
room to properly take euro of and
protect tho records of this Court ; and
that there is also needed additional
rooms therein; and Hint the Court
room should ho improved, with such
modern conveniences added as tho ex?
igencies require and demand, together
with such additional rooms adjoining
said Court Koom on the same floor as
may be necessary for the convenient
or orderly disposal of the business of
the Court."
To-day a majority of thecnmmittea
met and made a general inspection of
the pcrmlses included in your order;
and before proceeding further, we
wish to sny that the order you made
is a tmcly one, nnd should he speed?
ily heeded. We expect to confer with
with the Hoard of Supervisors, as you
required uh to do, about thu 7th inst.,
or iih soon thereafter as poHsiblu. He
sides being utterly inadequate for (tie
purposes for which it is needed, the
structure itself is now in a tiad con?
dition; it leaks badly; the broad anil
heavy cornice has rotted and really
ilcstroyed; thu Court House is badly
kept, and the biiHom.lnt is simply a
Tho Court Room itself is badly ar?
ranged, nnd, so far as it is concerned,
could lie greatly improved and made
much more convenient and habitable
than it is.
The vaults of the Court House lire
not large enough by one-half for the
proposes for which they are used even
now, not to mention the fnct thnt
valuable records are continually in?
creasing witti rapidity each year.
These vaults were constructed and
built many years after the Court
House wiih built, and it is very ques?
tionable, indeed, whether they would
stand a lire and the heal that would
he generated should the Court House
be burned.
Wo looked over the Court House
carefully on the outside with a view
to seeing what addition, if any, could
be made to tho present structure. If
any such additions can be made, they
will have to be constructed on the
Fast and West sides of the Court
House, for the purpose of enlarging
the space for the two Clerk's Offices,
situated respectfully on these two
sides, as well as tho enlargement of
the vaults.
The Treasurer's Office is exceeding?
ly small, hampered and cramped, and
there is no vault in it, and none that
is used by the Trensuror.
Any additions which might be made
to this old structure will obscure,
lights and render the building a very
unsightly one nnd will be difficult of
access from the old structure ns it
now stands.
There is an attempt to hont the
Court Room from heating plant in
the jail, which necessitates conveying
the tieat at long distnnco through the
pipes, which is n very costly proceed?
ing, if kept up, but is. really, inad?
equate for the Comfort of the Court
Room itself; nnd, whatever may be
done, pains should be taken to bent
this whole building by a steam fur
nnce and plant in the cellar. There
are many times during the session
when the Court cannot carry on its
business in un expeditious way on ac?
count of the want of heat in the Court
Room. It is positively dangerous for
the Court, Jurors, Witnesses and peo?
ple to stay in that room; and there
are know instances where Jurymen,
who were compelled to sit there, have
lost there lives in consequence. The
floors of theso rooms, and of the
wholo structure, are wooden, and
to there is a great deal of wood used
in the structure, and it is a wonder
that it has not been burned before
this time; nnd when fire does occur,
as lit is not improbable it will do, it
will entail untold loss and damage to
tho people of this County, for unfor?
tunately, there has been preserved
tho records accumulated since the
format i.in of this County, which is
now one hundred and twelve years
ago, and contains records pet taming
to every man's title to hia lands in
the County of Tazewell. It is a mat?
ter of history that most of the Court
Houses in this immediate section have
I been destroyed by fire,?somo ol
them more than once. The doots ol
the rooms to the Court House allen.I
very little security, the door to the
Court Room itself being generally
left unlocked, or unsecured in an way.
The plan of the old Court Mouse is
of such a character as wo are of
opinion that it will he dilVicult, in?
deed, to add to it, or remodel it; and,
if it lie possible to do so, it would he
necessary for some skilled architect
to view it and make plans whereby
any additions could he made,
Numbers of witnesses are often
present during the sessions of the
Court and there is no place for th-oni
to stay, in any numbers or it any
comfort, around abotit the Court
Mouse. There are no lavatories that
can be used by either sex.
We are further of opinion that the
expense, in any additions that would
do any good, would cost, at least half
as much as to construct a new Court
Mouse. This Circuit is far behind all
the other Counties in the Southwest
in the way of a Court Mouse, nod the
same may he said of V\ est Virginia.
When the residents of a County have
gone through the ordeal of the de?
struction of their records, 11s most of
the adjoining Counties have, I In'11
they wake up to the fact of the ne?
cessity of secure buildings and vaults
that will save their treasures.
We unhesitatingly recommend that
un entirly new structure be built, up
to the modern standard and Hindi a
structure as it iH deserved and requir?
ed by a great rich County like this
of ours. ItusincHH is continually in?
creasing, and, us long as the people
prosper as they are doing, will con?
tinue to increase, and it is not to the
credit of our County that we should
be so far behind and tolerate such an
insecure, unsanitary and inadequate
Respectfully submitted,
October 3td, 1012.
Tannoraville, Va., October 7lh,
1912.? Mr. W. K. Dllman will <.1
mence It singing school here tonight.
There will be a .Sunday School 1'ic
nie at Crabtree's Chupcl Saturday
with the dinner on the ground. Kvery
hoby come and bring a basket tilled.
A squad of our brave boys' under
the guidance of Chieftain Monies,
went in the Hear rough Saturday to
caprtue a bear that had been playing
havoc with Rylnirn Patrick's sheep on
f lat Top mountain, but old bruin af?
ter enting two lino sheep, tho pre?
vious night, had departed just before
the boys got there. They nm planing
to go after him again soon, hoping he
will leave them again.
II. .1. White was at Saltvillo Fri?
W. M. Kirk visited his parents
and attended the Pair at Marion, last
Mr. and Mrs. Will Webb were
gusets of Mr. Edd Abel's Sunday.
Mr. nnd Mrs. II. .1. Whitehead
were visiting at Mr. Goo. Taylors
Willie l.awson has been earring the
mail from Tannersvillo to Saltvillo,
the past week and he has been deliv?
ering the goods to a perfection.
Mr. Ira Wyatt was visiting friends
at Maccrmly's Saturday und Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ryburn Patrick, Mr.
and Mrs. .lohn Patrick, Mrs. Isaac
Patrick, were guests of Mr. .las. Pat?
rick Sunday.
Mrs. Will I'at nek and two sons,
returned to their home in tho Cove
yesterday after several days visit
with relutives at Emory, North Moi?
sten and here.
W. I-:. Hilt R. P. Hilt and I. .1,
Patrick have, been business visitors to
Tazewell the past week.
Tho creak of tho cane mill is lin?
ing the air at present.
Reese Asberry left Saturday for
Washington County where ho will en?
ter school, at Green spring High
Walter and George Patrick wore
guests at Mr. Whiteheads Sunday.
Miller Asberry's many friends wisli
to know what keeps him down the
road so late Sunday evenings.
Miss Gardner, of Hillsville, arriv
ed Monday and is progressing nicely
with bar school,in Little valley.
Master Henry Holmcns has been
right sick for several days.
Robert Holmes, of Hroadford, visit?
ed his parents, Mr. ami Mrs. (J. P.
Some of the Hull Moose calls arc
taking effect at this place,' the Presi?
dential vote will be about a divide
and Slemp will get a very good ma?
jority. Signed Stand-Patter.
Death of Erastus Thompson
Erastus Thompson, father of Stuart
Thompson, died at tho home of his
son in Thompson Valley Saturday
night in tho 85th year of his age.
The venrable gentleman had been ill
only a few days. The funeral services
occurred Monday, the officiating min?
ister being the Rev. W. W. Carson,
pastor of the Thompson Valley Pres?
byterian church, of which deceased
was a member. Mr. Thompson pass?
ed away in the house which had been
his home since ho was seven years
of age. Deceased wns known as one
of the best and most highly respected
men in the county, and his death will
bo mourned by a wide circle of friends
! and relatives.
Phone No. 31
For Any Kind of Printing
$1 per Year.
Agreement Reached Where?
by Two Plants Will work,
Where One worked Befor
The much discussed road question,
effecting the nuul plant in Host
Jeffersonville district, wherein tho
question of authority hud arisen be?
tween Supervisor Daniels and the
Stnto Highway Commission, was ami
eabiy settled h?re Wednesday, thus
Having uxpensive litigation in the
courts and much loss of time. The
crusher of the pant in dispute, which
wiih moved to the Wittens' Mills
road, will lie removed to the road
m ar town, ami aunt her crusher, now
the property of A. .1. May, will he
leased and placed on the Wittens
Mills road. The roller belonging to
this town will hi' repaired and placed
on tho JelToraonvillo road, and work
will he begun on both mads and push?
The citizens of tin' Mittens Mills
community , have accepted the agree?
ment nnd will abide hy the decision.
It is contended by those unbiased
that the stand taken by Mr. Wilson,
of the highway commission, was tho
only position he could consistently
lake, because of the precedent that
might have been established. How?
ever, the arrangement cannot be con
si rued as a victory for the highway
commission by any menus.
The discussion and argument which
occurred in Dm courthouse Tuesday
afternoon and Wednesday morning
was all but pluBBant, Very strong,
plain Inngunago, with the bark re?
moved, was indulged to by both aides,
ami the feeling run high- ''lie gentle
men from the Wittens Mills road
were in a frame of mind, produced by
the w rungs they contended were be?
ing forced upon them by the highway
commission that might have resulted
in personal encounters, but for the
coolness of Home of tho participants.
However, the "dog-full" settlement
will wipe out thu bitterness and roads
will be built where they urn needed,
or there'll have lo lie a good ruusoli
Slcnip on Progressives*
Representative liaacom Slernp,
chairman of the Virginia Republican
?dale committee, him given out tho
following statement regarding the
Roosevelt program for an independent
party :
"If the third paity wan n legiti?
mate third pari'; it would undertnko
lo gel recruits from both the Demo?
crat.! and the Republicans, and in
such a case it would lie favored by u
great many individuals, who are look?
ing for better conditions in the state
government, which, owing to the
weakness of the Republican party in
the state they cannot secure now."
"Hut if the third party is going to
ho composed, ns a parent ly it is in
Virginia of disappointed ollice-seekers
it will fuil as it ought to fail. The
Republican party bus not enough
voles in Virginia to constitute a third
party and tho only way it. can bo suc?
cessful in building up a new organ?
ization, and this, 1 fear, they will
not do bocausu the motives of third
party are not sincere. They uro act?
ing from malice and not from any
fixed convictions so far as the good of
the United Stales is concerned."
For Republicans
The Richlands Enterprise, which
the Wise News calls the 'loviest lit?
tle bull moose in the United Stales,"
hands out the following jab in the
last issue:
"Those ten bleeding followers of
Slemp wtio tried to force an irnpostcr
upon the Gruhum Progressive Club,
were very audacious lo say nothing of
their inconsistency. Mr. Slemp was
ono of tho main cuuses of the ; great
split at Chicago and aided l'enroso
and the Kerimcno gnng organize the
State and National Committees, to
repent the same old fraud four years
henco. The Prorgessives see the bul?
let hole nnd don't proposo to swallow
the obnoxious crow bait that is offer?
ed by these containiinters of Vir?
ginia poltiicH, Mr. Walter Graham
has tho endorsement of the National
and State Progressive organization,
and is in full accord with Roosevelt
and Johnson and is positively oppos?
ed to all crooks. A vote for Roose?
velt, Johnson nnd Graham is a vote
fort tho masses of tho people against
the special few that are sapping the
substance of the poor. No, we cannot
be fooled bv old tricks, and when a
jackass robes with a Moose hide, we
can tell his voice."
"Rascom is now a laino duck and
will after November 5th bo a dead
duck. His aspirations to the Guber?
natorial honors will vanish in thin
air after tho cold chilly winds in Nov?
ember. He will learn a lesson by ex?
perience, that some folks cannot learn
elswehere. What a fearful thing it
will be to meet with the condemna
i tlon of an indigaut and betrayed peo?
ple." .

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