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CLINCH VALLEY NEWS
J. A. LESLIE & SON,
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TAZEWELL, VA., FEB. 14, 1913.
THE WHISTLING WOMAN
AND CROWING HEN.
' A Whistling Woman and a Crowing
Never Come to Any Cood En'."
Using the above old couplet as
a text the Roanoke Times has
an interesting editorial of about
a column in its last Sunday's is?
sue, supposedly offered as "good
Sunday readin'". The editor
grows eloquent, sentimental,
romantic, and even reminiscent,
to the extent of bringing in the
Wesleyan preachers of olden
times, and "Old George Tillman,
a gentleman and a deep philos?
opher," etc., in a labored elf ort
to justify the "whistling and
singing woman". Everybody
will heartliy agree with the
genius of the Roanoke Times as
to the singing woman. Singing
is one of her strongest cards,
likewise the liens. But when it
is endeavored to justify a crow?
ing hen and a whistling woman,
we draw the line. What busi
nees has a hen got with crowing
anyway? That's the rooster's
business. We recall vividly the
late of the crowing hen, "back
home". She was regarded as an
anomaly some said, an evil
omen. Whenever she took to
strutting around and crowing
like a rooster she was a marked
hen. Her fate was sealed. Right
then and there her usefulness as
a hen ended. No more eggs
from that ben. No more broods.
She went into the baking pan
for next Sunday when the
preacher made his monthly
visit, or we had a quilting. It is
unfortunate lor the whistling
girl that she should be put inj
such company. A crowing hen!
Did you ever hear a hen try to
crow? Did you ever sec one
tramp on her wing, (or try to),
strut around, throw back her
head and try to imitate the lord?
ly call of the rooster? If so, you
recall what a mess she made of
it. It was a travesty. The rooster
looked at her with disgust. The
other hens turned away from
this seemingly false pretender,
and the ax and the scalding pot
was her doom. She was out of
her place. She was assuming
prerogatives belonging by right
to the other sex. As a singer
she was a success. Her voice
seemed tuned exactly right for
song. There was exultant music
in it. Nature had made her to
sing. Rut her crowing! my! how
hoarse, grating and out of place
The whistling girl! Did you
ever know a girl that could whis?
tle? We never did, we have
heard them try, but like the
hen's crowing it was a pitiable
attempt. She can't even call a
dog by whistling to him! But
slvfe can sing. Her voice was
made with music in it. Music
for church, music for the
nursery, music for the sick room.
But whistling this belongs to
the boy. His jaws puff out just
right. His lips pucker just
enough. He can whistle. Nature
seems to have built him that
way. But not so the woman.
Somehow, a crowing hen and a
whistling woman seem to be
assuming the prerogatives of
the other sex, and wherever
such an attempt is made, either
by hens or women there is likely
to be a noticeable and lamentable
redaction in the number and
size of broods raised on the
Kansas City, Missouri, is one
of the great cattle shipping and
slaughtering centers in the
United States. Letters were re?
cently sent out from that point
by Mr. R. P. Woodbury, Secre?
tary, National Livestock Ex?
change to the Governors of all
states urging the conservation
of the cattle of the country so
that the supply of beef will meet
the demands of an increasing
population. The vealing of young
calves is the most short-sighted
policy of which our American
farmers are guilty today. The
result of this practice on our
part is that the country is almost
destitute of young feeders with
which to meet our future beef
DESTROYING THE SEED.
This practice is equivolent to
the destruction of our American
crop seed. In other words, it is j
destroying the seed that should j'
grow our future beef crop and it J
is a criminal practice that ought
to be prohibited by National and
The leading livestock men of
the South should join in with
our northern brothers and work
diligently for this proposed
legislation. The high cost of
living is partly due to the great
demand for veal, which has de?
creased the supply of mature
beef cattle and this condition is
going to grow more serious until
some radical steps are taken to
prevent the sale of calves and
immature heifers. Hundred sand
thousand of young heifer calves
and yearlings are shipped to
southern markets every day for
slaughter. The farmers are de?
priving themselves of one of
their greatest revenue resources,
and still worse, are sacrificing
the greatest manuraland fertility
factor that they have on the
farm when they sell off this
Our southern states should
take prompt cognizance of the
situation and the individuals,
farmers and stock growers
should give this matter their
Secretary of Agriculture,
James Wilson, states that the
future beef supply for the conn
try has got to come largely from
the South, but where are we go?
ing to get this beef supply if we
continue this criminial practice
of destroying our seed.
The "scientific farmer" used
to elicit the jeers of his neigh?
bors and was the subject of the
funny paragrapher everwyhere.
But this condition has changed
and the man who applies
scientific principles to farming
is the man who is out stripping
all other tillers of the soil. The
result is that all farmers every?
where are eager to listen to the
man scientifically trained in the
cultivation fo the soil. The fur?
ther result is that the successful
farmer who is not applying
many scientific ideas is the rare
An editorial writer says the
purpose of an editorial should be
to make people think. From
some which we read, the purpose
seems to be to so befuddle the
reader that he can't think.
Some editors houses are evi?
dently built of stone, not glass.
Mr. Allison Replies.
Cedar Bluff, Va.. Feb. 10th.
Editor Clinch Valley News:
I notice an article in your
paper of last week, which re?
flects seriously on the work done
in McGuire Valley, on the new
road, and which is misleading
in several particulars. In the
first place Mr. Payne failed to
tell you the correct number of
people who live in McGuire Hol?
low, as Mr. Payne called it, and
I will name them for his benefit:
First, Mrs. Sallie Randy, widow
of the lamented Sheriff James
Bandy, Elder James Shelton,
Homer Allison, S. F. Allison, J.
M. Alley, Joe Beavers and Mrs.
Polly Lewis. He said in his
'piece', that we paid, all of us,
$4.19 road taxes, but the whole
truth is we pay $52.80 road tax.
I am pleased to say to my friend1
that the records are open and
can be examined at any time. '
He also tells us, that I made
this three-fourths mile of new
road with my son, and a boy I
was raising. Now, the facts are
I am not raising a boy but my
son, Homer, who is 28 years of
age and weighs 180 lbs, is a fine
hand on any work. To correct
this statement I will give the
names of the men I employed,
for Mr. Pavne's special benefit:
E. H. Whitt, J. M. Alley, Joe
Beavers, George IL Harman,
Harve Asbury, Wm. Harrison,
Harle Armes, Vess Lowe, Hugh
Brown, Bob Beavers, Clarence
Whitt, Bob Whitt, John Graves,
C. Hunt, M. Altizer, Robert
Whitt, Jr. and Homer Allison.
Now, Mr. Payne being a law?
yer aught not to have much
trouble in finding the order for
this McGuire Hollow road. If he
will examine the records in the
years 1881 or 1882 he will find
the order for this road, which
was more or less in the water
way of this valley, and after the
flood of July 4th, 1912, it was
filled with rocks, stumps and
fences until there was no road
This beautiful valley has an
R. F. D. Route and there was a
report that our mail would be
stopped if the road was not re?
paired, so we visited our Super?
visor and Road Commissioner
and secured funds to repair the
old road and to make three
fourths of a mile of new road
for which we are thankful; and
for further information Brother
Payne can come again. So after
wishing all my friends in Taze?
well, and Tazewell co., adieu,
for present, at least, I will close.
S. F. ALLISON.
Dr. King'? New Discovery
Soothes irritated throat and lungs,
stops ciironic and hacking cough, re?
lieves tickling throat, tastes nice.
Take no other; ouce used, always used.
Buy it at John E. Jackson's.
Echoes From Marion
Marion Happenings Always In?
terest Our Readers.
After reading of so many people In
our town who have been eured by
Doan'a Kidney Pills, the question 1
naturully arises: "la this medicine
equally successful in our neighboring
towns?" The generous statement of j
this Marion resident leaves no room
for doubt on this point.
John II. Rider, W. Main St.. Mar?
ion Va., says: "My back often trou?
bled me and at night I felt lame ami
sore. Frequently there were sharp
pains and a kidney wcakdess. I s-?w !
Doan'a Kidney Tills advertised and j
thinking they might help me, 1 got a
box. They soon relievo the pain and
trouble with the kidney secretions and
1 haven't suffered since."
For sale by all dealers. Price 60c.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.,
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name-?Dunn's?and
take no other.
CELEBRATION AT GETTYSBURG.
North and South to Meet?Coun?
ties Asked to Pay Soldiers Way
Horse Pen, Va., Feb. 4th.
Editor Clinch Valley News,
i Dear sir: At the last meeting
of the U. C. Veterans at Macon,
iGa., an invitation Crom the sur?
vivors of the Federal Army, was
I received and read at the meet-!
iing, to join them on the battle'
field or Gettysburg, July 1st,
2nd, 3rd and 4th, to celebrate
the 50th anniversary of the
greatest battle ever fought in
ancient 01' modern times, the
result of which fell like a
bolt o f lightning, upon
the entire South and the world
for that matter.
With that great soldier. Gen.
R. E. Lee at the bead of a well
equiped and enthusiastic army,
which had never known defeat,
the result of that battle cast a
cloud of gloom and sorrow over
the entire South : the loss of so
many brave officers and men;
and perhaps was tinning point
in that fratricidal war.
The great Slate of Pennsyl?
vania and the Congress of the
United States have appropriated
$250,000, and extended a sincere
and cordial invitation to all
"honorably discharged soldiers
of the Federal and Confederate
armies, tents, cots, blankets,
commissary, medical and quar?
termasters stores, will be issued
free of cost. Including all the
modern hygenie comforts in
shelter, food, light and water;
sufficient to accomodate 60,000
"The acts of the Virginia As?
sembly approved March 14th,
1912, authorizing the Hoard of
Supervisors of the several coun?
ties of the State, to appropriate
money to defray the expenses of
such indigent soldiers of the
Condeferate army of the said
counties, desiring to attend the
celebration of the f>()th anniver?
sary of the battle of Gettys?
There will be erected by the
U S. Government a great peace
monument, at great cost, (and
it is to be hoped the < leneral R.
E. Lee monument will be ready
to be erected,) and the'' hatchet''
of sectionalism and strife, is to
be buried forever, and again be
a united and undivided country
in spirit and in fact. The Presi?
dent-elect Woodrow Wilson will
lay the corner stone of the great
peace monument. Ohl Veteran
can you anticipate such a greet?
ing and love-feast as awaits you
on that occasion; and if you
were in that terrible battle it
will be a pleasure to review that
part of the battle field, in which
you were engaged. Although it
may bring to memory tin- sad?
dest day of your life, and com?
rades unless you are physically
unable to go, you should go, its
your duly to go, and participate
in the last meeting of the kind
that will fall to your lot in this
life. We will go wearing the
Grey. All you need to show your
colors, is a grey blouse which
can be procured from Levy
Bros., Louisville, Ky.. or the
Globe Clothing Co., Richmond,
Va., enclosing your measure and
Now, will the Supervisors aid
in giving you free transporta?
tion, which will be at reduced
rates. There should be no ipies
tion or hesitation upon the part
of the Board to grant this last
favor to those (.'on federate
Veterans, who sacrificed so much
for their county and State, dur?
ing those four years of carnage
and death. Many of these old
veteran volunteers had nothing
but the suit on their backs when
they shouldered their muskets
in the defense of county and
State. And a half century of
peace has not brought them full
larders or fortune and I appeal
to the U. D. C. in this county,
to grant to these old veterans
such aid and influence as I know
they possess, as will bring to
these old veterans the pleasure
and happiness anticipated in
this great reunion and celebra?
tion. Will you grant this re?
quest? In the near future I shall
call a meeting of the Brown-1
Harman Camp to take steps to
iccomplish this end.
All the other States are grant*
ing free transportation. Shall
Virginia infuse? Shall Iho great
and wealthy county of l'azewell
refuse? I cannot and will not
think so, for there lives not a
imore generous and hospitable
and brave people under Cod's
, blue heavens.
JA:-', 1'. WHITMAN.
Rush to <mr office ai once, and
get on.- ol our policies?Hie kind
that make yuu sleep well.
Clinch Vallty Ins, Agency,
(i ncorporated .)
The Nux Vomica Treo.
Tlu? mix romktl tree Is of nnturnl
I growth over nearly nil of southern
] Atinui. Owhin China. Cambodia and
. Laos. The seeds uro gathered by the
natives und sold to Chinese traders,
who sell to exporters.
, $100 Reward, $100
The renders of this paper will i>?
Meaaed to learn thai Hu r.- is at Icaat on.)
Iroadcd disease, that science lias been
tblo io eine in all Us stages, and that is
Catarrh. Mali's Catarrh cure I? ti?- ?>>>i>'
positive run- now known to llio medical
Iratcrnlty. Catarrh bolng a constitutional
i iisonse, reoulrca u constitutional tr.-m
nont. Hairs Catarrh Cun 11 i .' ? In
1 ornally, acting dir? :iy rpon th blood
i mil mucous surfaces ?>f Um syst' m, tnerti
>y destroying tho foundation ol the ill?
Nise, and giving Hie patl"nt strength !>???
niildlnii no tho constitution nnd assisting
latino In doing Us work. Tim proprietors
lave so much faith In lln rurnllva pow
?rs that thoy offer One Hundred Dollars
or any caso thai II falls lo eure. So ml
or list of testimonials, _ _.
A.l.lr.-.s P. .1. CIIKNKY * CO., Toledo, Ohio.
(told by nil Drainrtats, I5e.
Take IliU'.'s Family I'llls for constipation.
Here is a message of hope and good
cheer from Mra. C. J. Martin, Boone
Mill. Vn., who is the mother of eigh?
teen children. Mrs. Martin was cured
of stomach trouble and constipation
by Chamberlain's Tablets after five
years of suffering, and now recom?
mends these tablets to the public.
Sold by all druggists.
Fish of Peculiar Formation.
The New York Museum of Natural
History tho other day received from
the remote regions of Gambia, West
Africa, a living lung fish which lives
underground. In a block was a small
tunnel-like opening, an air cell for tho
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Take. Dr. King's New Discovery.
The best t ough, Cold, Throat it Lung
medicine made. Money refunded if it
fails to cure you. Do not hesitate?
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J. R. Wells, Ploydada, Texas, writes
"Dr. King's New Discovery cured my
terrible cough and cold. I gained 15
pounds." Huy it at J. E. Jackson's.
"Then you like bridge ;" "Sure I do!
And yet I once thought pingpong was
Do you know that more real danger
lurks in a common cold than in any
other of the minor nilments? The safe
way is to take Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy, a thoroughly reliable prep?
aration, and rin yourself of the cold
as qnickly as possible. This remedy
is for SALE by all druggists.
Mother's Love. I
We hoar of a mother's love
How .stanch it is through thick
How tender and strong
How sweet and pure and beauti?
And every word is true.
But what about a father's love?
That claims some credit, too.
It 's father delves the darksome
And climbs the girders high.
And swings upon the scaffolding
Between the earth and sky.
It's father bends his aching back,
And bows his graying head,
To bear the burdens of the day,
And earn the children's bread.
For both must work and both
And do their equal share
To rear the little ones the Lord
Has trusted to their care.
All honor to the mother love,
The universe it fills,
But when you praise it don't
That father pavs the bills.
No Need to Stop Work
When the tl he tors orders you to
stop work it staggt rs you. I ern't,
you say. You kuhw you are weak,
run down and failing in health day by
day, hut you must work as long a:
you can stand. What you need it
EUectric Hitters to give tone, strength
and vigor to your system, to prevent
break down and build yon up Don*I
be weak, sidi.ly or ai 1:t-;? who'll Klee I
trie liitters will benefit you from tin 1
fust dose. Thousands bless them for
their glorious health and strength.
Try them. Every bhttlo is guaranteed
to sntisfy. Only .r)0c. at J. E. Jack?
son's, Tazewell, Va.
Death of Miss Graham
The Charleston, (W. Va.)
Gazette, of February 6th, con?
tains an account of the death of
Miss Virginia Pearl Graham, at
her home in that city, of con?
Miss Graham was 27 years of
age, a member of the Presbyte?
rian church, and a young woman
of fine Christian character. She
visited Tazewell some years ago,
a guest of the family of Mr.
and Mrs. A. M. Millard. to
whom she was closely related by
marriage. Iler cousin, Miss Allie
Millard, of this town, attended
the funeral and burial of Miss
Graham. The Gazette says:
"Miss Graham was 27 years
of age, and was one of the most
popular young ladies in Charles?
ton. Previous to her illness she
took an active part in the social
life of the city, and her friends
A 5 ? Passenger
Maxwell Auto, 20
good running order
J. W. WHITLEY
? NORTH TAZEWELL. VA.
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Nice Farm For Saie
About 6 i acres strong lime?
stone land, all unilt-r feme and
in grass and cultivation cxcep
three or four acres in timber i
Good house, 6 rooms, barn and
Out buildings, ? younjj orchard of
rood fruit, well of line water in
Tlii- land is in the Sinking
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of railroad. (Vice and terms
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II. G BREWSTER,
VIRGINIA ?In Hie Clerk's O.lice of
the Circuit Court of the County of
Tazewell on the 4th day of February
Ii. J. Ellett, Complainant,
Joseph Brooks and W. M. Daniel,
The object of this suit is to recovei
of the saiil Joseph Brooks in favor oi
the said E. J. Ellett the sum oi
($485 83) Four Hundred and Eighty
Five dollars and Eighty Tliree cent;
and Ten dollars ($10.00) attorneys
fee, with interest on the aforesaid
sums from the 20th day of May, 11)11 j
until paid which said sums are evl
denced by a judgment of the Circuit
Court of McDowell County W. Va.,
bearing d;ito on the 20th day of Mas.
1911. And to subject to the pay men I
thereof, by Attachment in EquiU
the interest of the said Joseph Bronkt
in and to two tracts of land located in
the head of Horsepen Cove, on the
north side of the Stony Ridge, in
Tazewell County, Virginia, one of
said tracts of land contains 89 acres
two rods and 24 poles and the olhei
one of said tracts adjoins the said 89
acres two rods and 24 poles and con?
tains 85 acres and 12 poles. Beim
the same tracts of land conveyed t<
W. M. Daniels, Trustee, by L. C
Brooks, deed dated January 9th. 1883,
which said deed is recorded in tlx
Clerk's Office of Tazewell County i
Deed Book 18, page 357, and both ol
said tracts of land are fully describee
in the Bill filed in this cause.
And an affidavit having been made
and filed that the defendant Joseph
Brooks is not lesident of the State ol
Virginia, it is ordeied that he do ap?
pear here within 15 days after due
publication hereof, and do what may
be necessary to protect his interest in
this suit. And it is further ordered
that a copy hereof be published once
a week for four successive weeks in
the Clinch Valley News, a newspaper
published in the County of Tazewell,
and that a copy be posted at the front
door of the court-house of this county
as presuiibed by law.
A copy?Teste :
C. W. GREEVER, Clerk.
Minter & Minter, p. q.
VA/antaii Fifty Select Youni? Men
BtalllCU To Study Famous Gregg
Shorthand. Wanted Fifty High School
Graduates To Takt Our Special Bank?
ing Courses, Wanted Fifty College
Trained Ladies To Qualify For Law
Office Positions. Positions Secured
Free Upon Graduation. $600 Guaran?
teed Salary First Yenr?$600.
Write For Special Card Proposition.
PIEDMONT BUSINESS COLLEGE, lnc'
Lynchburg, Va. 11-1-lyr.
This is tne season of the year when
mothers feel very much concerned
aver the frequent colds contracted by
their children, and have abundant
sson for it as every cold
the lungs, ' ..er the vi
he wav'for the mor
NOTICE is hereby given that the
Board of Supervisors of Tnzewell
County, Virginia, will receive scaled
proposals and bills from contractors
until 12 o'clock noon on the 15tn, day
of February, 1913, for the erection
; and completion of the remodeling of a
court house to lie elected at Tazewell,
Virginia, in accordance with the plans
and specifications for furnishing
materials and performing the labor re
quiredhy Andtew J. Bryan, Architects
Louisville, Kentucky, which plans and
specifications have been adopted and
are now on file and open to inspection
at the office of the t'ounty Clerk of
A certified check for Twentv
fivc hundred dollars ($2500.00)
ayable to the County Clerk, must
accompany each bid, such check to be
forfeited to the County ns assessed
liquidated damages should the con?
tract be awarded to a bidder or firm,
nd he or they fail within ten days
ifter being notified to execute and ap?
proved surety bond for the faithful
performance of the contract based on
Iiis bid. Said bond shall be for tho
fall amount of the bid, and the certi?
fied check shall be held until actual
operation on the building site has be
itnn started and the contractor has
Qegun placing concrete.
All bids and proposals shall te
made out on a blank form furnished
iv the Clerk of the County.
The County reserves the right to
iccept or reject any or all proposals
>r bids submitted, or to waive any
lefects in same, if it be deemed to
he best interest of the County to do
Each bidder must ulso file with
his bid a letter from a surety Company ;
shall furnish bond in case contract is
? warded said bidder.
I'lans and specifications will be
furnished to contractors upon deposit
with the Clerk of said County certified
check for $25.00, said cheek to be re
?urned when plans ure submitted to
Jlerk. 1-17 4w.
C. W. GREEVER. Clerk.
Dead Latter Office.
Little Elsie?What is the dead letter
office, mamma? Mother?Your father's
May 26, 1912,
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liviaion, Pullman aleeper and cafe car
to Boanoke. Pullman to Norfolk.
Parlor ear Roauoko and Richmond.
Sleeper Roanoke and New. York,
7.2011 m daily for East Radtoul
Roanoke and Intermediate statiouB.
2;30 p m dully for Roanoke, Lynch?
burg und intermediate-etatloiiB and the
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Qaiy to Now York
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Richmond, Norfolk. Tullman sleeper
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Pullman sleeper to Columbus,
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