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Tozewdl's Quota, $556,000.
Sidney M. B. Coulling and Wm.
E. Peery, Jr., Answered the
Call ? Pneumonia Claims
Many Tazewell Boys.
The community of Tazewell has
experienced its first casualty in the
great war. Last Sunday afternoon
the remains of Sidney Mathias Bax?
ter Coulling, Jr., were laid to rest in
the Jeffersonvillc cemetery?a Taze?
well contribution and sacrifice to the
cause of world freedom.
As stated in this paper last week,
young Coulling was taken ill at Fort
Sloeum, New York, where he had been
in training. He was ill only a few
days. His parents, Judge and Mrs.
S M. B. Coulling, of Tazewell went
to New York last week and accom?
panied the body home.
The deceased was born in Tazewell
on the ISth of July, 1890. Before en?
listing in the service he was a prac?
ticing attorney in Wyoming County,
West Virginia, a member of the law
firm of Bailey and Coulling. Mr.
Bailey is prosecuting attorney of
Wyoming county, and Mr. Coulling
Lad been his assistant.
Sidney Coulling graduated from
Tazewell High School when he was
15 years old. In 1912 he graduated
from Humpden Sidney, taking the I
debater's medal and orator's medal,
one in the junior end one in the se?
nior year.
In 191ti he graduated from Wash-1
ington and Lee, taking the first law j
prize. The summer of his graduation j
lie spent as law clerk for Judge Mar?
tin Burks, who was then revising the
Code of Virginia. As soon as he ac?
quired a residence which would
enable him to obtain a certificate to
practice law in West Virginia, he
commenced practice with Mr. Bail?
ey and continued until he went to
Fort Sloeum.
His vacation.'-, and time between
schools were spent as a stenographer,
first in the law office of Messrs.
Chapman and Cillcspie at Tazewell
.and last in the office of Cook, Litz
.raid Harmon at Welch.
The deceased, attho physically dis?
qualified for general military service,
was determined to bear a man's part
in making the world free, and enter?
ed the limited service at .Fort Slo?
eum, New York, where he had been
only two weeks when was seized
by the fatal malady. . Before leav?
ing Fort Sloeum the usual funeral
honors were paid him by the mili?
tary, and Mr. Paul Mnrkman, a mem?
ber of bis company, was detailed to
accompany '.he remains to Tazewell.
Funeral services were held in the
Methodist church Sunday afternoon.
The services were in charge of the
Rev. IL E. Kelso, pastor of the M.
E. church, assisted by Rev. C. R.
Brown and Dr. Long, of Martha
Washington College. As a token of
the esteem in which the deceased
and the surviving members of his
family are held, the church was
crowded to the doors. A profusion of
flowers, of many and beautiful de?
signs, were sent by friends of the
Lieutenant Louis R. Coulling, the
only brother of the deceased, came to
Tazewell from Camp Cordon to be
present at the funeral and remained
here several days. In addition to his
parents, Judge and Mrs. S. M. B.
Coulling the deceased is survived by
two sisters, Misses Martha and Mary
Wm. E. Peery, Jr., Dead.
Mr. Wm. E. Peery, of North Taze?
well, was advised last Sunday of the
death of his son, Wm. E. Peery, jr.,
at Camp Mott, Pa. The remains
were expected here last night, the
interment to bo near the old home
east of town this morning. He enter?
ed the service of bis country several
months ago, going to the University
of Virginia for mechanical training.
He was later transferred to the camp
in Pennsylvania.
His brother, Thomas A. Peery, who
I has been ill at Camp Humohrey, was
granted a ten days' furlough and is
recuperating at Ins home near Five
Oaks; He lias bad Spanish influenza
at Camp Humphreys.
The remains of Sergeant Estil Hurt,
Graham boy, who died at Camp
Mendc Monday night of influenza,
will bo brought to his former home
at Sword's Creek for burial this
Corporal Newman Back.
i Corporal John Newman, son of B.
1 M. Newman, Esq., of Graham, who
has been in France with the Amer?
ican Expeditionary Forces, has re?
turned to the United States and is
now in a hospital in Washington.
Two gold stars?one for Sidney
: B.-.xter Coulliag, who died at Fort
Slocutn, New York, October 4th; the
o'.her for William Edward Peery the
Third, who died at Camp Dix Octo?
ber 5th, testify with mute eloquence
that two of Tazewell's gallant lads
are asleep on the field of honor. Upon
two homes a cloud hns descended,
through which the light filters. And
this community has laid its first su?
preme offering on an altar that rep?
resents not only local and national
sentiments of patriotism, but the
! common good of all mankind.
It was not the fate of these brave
young men that they should fall in
battle, but that will not diminish the
honor that will forever attach to their
names; it will but lend to hallow their
memories in the hearts of the Taze
well people. With the surge of high
adventure in their blood and with the
desire of the unafraid to strike for
the things their country held dearer
than life and peace, they were de?
nied the privilege of contact with the
foe. Thoy were eager to go across;
they were eager to meet the Hun.
They could have claimed exemption.
Indeed, had their physical condition
been known by the authorities, they
would not have been accepted. But
they scorned even the implication of
slackers. Tl.oy would not be de?
nied. This record will stand to their
credit as long as the history of our
participation in the war shall endure.
Their chivalrous dust sleeps in na?
tive earth, each fair young body
wrapped in its country's flag of
stars. Wh? youth was yet weaving
the fabric of their dreams, with faith
unspoiled and hope flashing the way,
ihoy started on the Beautiful Adven?
ture. ?**
Geo. C. Peery, local food adminis?
trator, returned Sunday from a con?
ference of the food administrators of
the State, held at Staunten last week.
"Mr. Hoover, was present and ad?
dressed the conference. His ad?
dress," said Air. Peery, "impressed
his hearers with, his intense earnest?
ness, his absolute mastery of ouu
food situation and his desire to do
impartial justice as between the many
conflicting interests involved.
"Our food problem for the year
ending July 1, 1919, is to ship over?
seas 17,050,000 tons of food as
against 11,820,000 tons last year.!
This necessitates the most thorough
conservation all along the line. The
gospel of the clean plate must be
practiced in every home.
The prime duty of every Ameri?
can is to help win the war. Food
for our soldiers and our allies is in?
dispensable to the winning of the
war. America must furnish 50 per
cent more food than she did last
"Let every American save food ev?
ery day to the utmost, so that it may
be sent to our soldiers nnd our al?
lies overseas."
" Mr. T. A. Gillespie, United States
Commissioner, has been notified that
Judge McDowell's court for October
at Big Stone Gap has been postponed
to May 19th. All parties concerned
have been notified to this effect. The
postponement was made on account
of the prevailing epidemic.
Will pay the way
Contributed to winning the war by
By LIcut.-Coloncl John McRao, of tlu< Canadian
Expeditionary Forces.
1? Flanders Holds, the poppies grow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely sinning, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow.
Loved and were loved; and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe!
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch. Be yours to lift it high!
If ye break faith with usiXo die
We shall not sleep, though poppies blow
In Flanders Melds,
In Flanders fields the cannon boom
And fitful flashes light the gloom.
While up above, like eagles, fly
The fierce destroyers of the sky;
With stains the earth wherein you lie
Is redder than the poppy bloom,
In Flanders fields.
Sleep on, ye brave. The shrieking shell,
The quaking trench, the startled veil,
The fury of the battle hell
Shall wake you not, for all is well.
Sleep peacefully for all is well.
Your flaming torch aloft we bear,
With burning heart an oath we swear
To keep the faith, to fight it through.
To crush the foe or sleep with yon.
In Flanders fields.
Keep Ye the Faith?
Buy Liberty Bonds.
.Addresses Note President Wil?
son Asking For Suspension of
Hostilities on Land, on Wa?
ter and in the Air.
Following is the text of the note
?/r. Germany, addressed to President
Wilson, ashing for an armistice on
land, on water and in the air:
"The German government requests
the President of the United States
of America to take steps for resto?
ration of peace, to notify all belliger?
ents of this request, and to invite
them to delegate plenipotentiaries for
the purpose of taking up negotiations
The German government accepts as
a basis for peace negotiations, the
program laid down by the President
of the United States in bis message
to Congress of January 8, li>18, and
in his subsequent pronouncement,
particularly in his address of Septem?
ber 27, 1018. In order to avoid fur?
ther bloodshed, the German govern?
ment requests to bring about imme?
diate conclusion of a general armis?
tice on laud, on water and in the air.
Wilson's Reply.
Sil-: I have the honor to acknowl?
edge, on behalf of the President, your
note of October 8th, enclosing the
communication from German gov?
ernment to the President: And I am
instructed by the President to re
request you to make the follow?
ing communication to the Imperial
German Chancellor:
"Before making reply to the re?
quest of the imperial German gov?
ernment and in order that the reply
shall be as candid and straightfor?
ward as the momentous interests in?
volved require the President of the
United Slates deems it necessary to
assure himself of the exact meaning
of the note of the Imperial Chancel?
lor. Does the Imperial Chancellor
mean that the Imperial German gov?
ernment accept the terms laid down
the President in his address to the
Congress of the United Slates on the
Hth of January last, and in subsepu
|ent addresses, and that its object in
entering into discussions would only
I be to agree upon the practical de
I tails ?
"The President feels bound to say
with regard to the suggestion of an
jarmistic that lie would not feel at
.liberty to propose a cessation of arms
j to the governments with which the
i government of the United States is
! associate!) aguinst the Central Pow?
ers so long as the armies of those
powers are upon their soil. The good
I faith of any discussion would mani?
festly depend upon the consent of
the Central Powers immediately to
withdraw their forces everywhere
from invaded territory,
i "The President also feels that, he
is justified in asking whether the
I Imperial Chancellor is speaking mere
i ly for the constituted authorities of
the Empire who have so far conducted
ithe war. lie deems the answer to
j these questions vital from every
point of view.
"Accept, sir, the renewed assur?
ances of my high consideration,
j Robert Lansing."
ASK not if other folk give less or
YOUR thought must be to pledge
each idle cent.
OWn bonds, and worry not about
the rent!
HEART, soul and mind must .strive
to win this war.
THIS is the %way to even up the
ONE Wilhelm and his Uiurs are al?
most spent
i GREAT deeds impend. His line is
well night rent.
QUESTION: Is this the time to
hoard your store ?
HAVE you at home your very ut?
most done?
PYOU live in peace. They fight for
I you and die.
? SURELY 'tis clear the part that
you must play.
BOUGHT by your bonds this conflict
will be won; .
ENOUGH reward for sacrifices high.
BONDS you must buy, for bonds
will win the day.
?New York Tribune.
We nsk all parties who owe us to
please come in and settle. We need
monoy to meet our obligations and
to buy bonds to help lick the Kaiser.
Listen, folks. If you were embroil- !
Od in an argument with, a tough obi
gentleman, and if, while you fighting
bun off with everything you bad,
you were lo see with your one re?
maining eye the old bird's family
busy collecting brass knueklos anil
blackjacks and other implements of
warfare?wouldn't you say, "Here,
let's talk this thing over," in the hope
that the family would go back and sit
down on the porch. Then, when they
were all seated, you might he able to
pull a lucky punch and put the tough
old gentleman to sleep, mightn't
I you 7
Isn't that the Kaiser's line of rea?
soning? And don't you feel a little
less like plunging on Liberty Houds
t'.iis morning, because you see the
false (lawn of peace? Well, are you
going lo lie the fall giiVM for Wil?
helm Hohcneollcrn ? "You'll have
lots of company, if you are. isn't
there just one answer:
?New York Tribune.
Because of the great sorrow
throughout the nation on ac?
count of the deaths of so large
a number of line boys in the
training camps, the enthusiasm
for the success of the Fourth
Liberty Loan lias been greatly
diminished, as a consequence of
which the greatest calamity pos?
sible threatens?the failure of
the. loan to go over the top.
In view of this distressing and
critical condition it is up to ev?
ery man and woman in Tazewell
County to double their efforts
and sec that the great County of
Tazewell can answer here when
the roll is called at the close of
the campaign.
In spite of the misfortunes
that may befall us tit home, we
must not overlook the boys in
the mud and trenches in France
who are fighting our battles for
us, and who are keeping the
bloody hands of the German
brutes from the throats of our
line young girls. One of the Tro?
phy train speakers said Monday
afternoon that we have sent our
boys to France with the promise
to stand by them, and that if we
fail in the least to give them
every possible means of pro?
tection we are nothing less than
I murderers.
; Don't forsake the boy in his
[dilema. If you do you had bet?
ter hide your face when the
I "boys come marching home."
j The Hun's on the run; we've
igot him begging; let's all strike
I now while the iron's hot and get
1 it over with.
A telegram from the " Liberty
Loan" office in Richmond of this date
urges that all committccmen put In?
creased energy into the campaign.
Success of the Eourth Liberty Lonn
is as essential to war success as it
was when the first campaign was
launched. The hoys at the front are
pulling up the man power; it is up
lo us at home to put up the money
power?both are absolutely essential.
The boys are not only ready to
drive on to victory, but anxious to
do so. Our willingness and ability
lo buy Bonds is the measuro of our
fidelity to them in this the greatest
crisis in our history.
The fact that Germany cried for
peace, only emphasizes the impor?
tance of hitting a harder blow.
' The world cried for peace in 1914,
but Germany would not hear. The
blood of millions of innocent persons,
including the blood of our own boys,
cries out from the ground, declaring
that the ? inhuman slayers shall be
shackeld before peace is made with
them. NOW, white the enemy begins
to feint and ask for peace, NOW is
the time for liberty to drive home
the blade that will make a long and
lasting peace.
After the war there will bo three
classes of men among us: those who
went, those who supported them loy?
ally, and the slacker. Make your
choice. Buy bonds lo your limit.
C. R. BROWN, Chairman.
Tazewell Citizens Toll Why You.
Should and Must Subscribe to
The Greatest Security and
Protection on Earth.
1 he following expression!) of opin?
ion have been obtained from the bus?
iness men and nuancier* of Tazewell
by Mr. Will Kd. 1'.y, chairman of
the JofTorsonvillc precinct Liberty
Lonn Committee:
''We Cannot Afford to Fail in Thin."
In just eight days, lo wit. on the
IDth day of October, I be campaign
for the Fourth Liliei'ty Loan is to
elose. Tazc well's quota of $.r(rit;,0(i(i.
aa I Utldcrslanil, i.< not more than
Olio-third subscribe.;. As every ap?
peal lo Tazewell County has been
fully met, we cannot afford to fail in
this (be most important call. While
nil are expected to aid in this drive,
the appeal is specially to men of
financial ability. Let iih nil do our
best to "go over the lop."
''The People Realise Hie Importance.''
I believe that the people of Taze?
well county realize the importance of
the Fourth Liberty Loan being fully
subscribed, and I feed sure that Ibis
issue will be over subscribed in the
same loyal manner and tri tint same
extent that the other three loans
"A Solemn Duly to liny Honda."
1 consider it not only a high privi?
lege, but a solemn duly lo buy Lib?
erty Bonds. The reasons for this nie
too numerous lo mention; but I Klio?
gest that aside from Hie fast it will
show you are behind the Govern?
ment, by contributing to the great
task of WINNING THE WAR, will
be the satisfaction enjoyed in the
thought of aiding in a work to be
well mid thoroughly done.
Arc you going to be iimong the
number lo shirk your responsibility
in this critical hour, when the Nation
is calling so loudly for help?
Tazewell County cannot afford not
to go "over the top"?she bus nev .?
failed to respond yet, and if you are
a 100 per cent American you will
subscribe to the very limit of your
ability. The answer is up to you.
"Shall If Be Said That We Failed to
Back (he Boys to the Limit?"
Shall it he said of us who consti?
tute the "Home Army" that at least
75 per cent are not lending their dol?
lars to their Government to back up
their nous and brothers "over there"
to the limit?
Can we afford to have it said that
a single man, woman or child places
the dollar above our own flesh and
A man who buys a $100.00 Liberty
Bond who can alford, with, n little
sacrifice, to buy a $200.00 bond, is
only 50 per cent, patriotic.
Don't talk patriotism over here un?
less your money is talking victory
"over there."
"Nothing Bui Absolute Victory."
To the people of Tazewell County:
The war is not over. The Imperial
Chancellor's peace Uilk is, in our
opinion, insincere. Our President's
leply to the Chancellor will expose
German hypocrisy. We want noth?
ing but. absolute victory.
Therefore, if we love America, if
we love our Hag; if we love our
homes; if we love our boys who are
fighting und giving their lives for
humanity and freedom, we must pur?
chase Liberty Bonds to tho utmost.
Yours for Victory,
?People Must Take Bonds to the Ex?
tent of Their Credit."
My experience as a solicitor for
' Liberty bonds is very unpleasant and
j disappoint ing, for two reasons:
First, I am so often asked to see
jthem again, though I had nothing
else to do, and as though no obligation
is on any one but the solicitor to
make the loan a success, and second,
the excuse that they have no money
to spare, as though thi.s were a vol?
untary decision that eifects only the
My experience, therefore, leans me
to conclude that unless the people
realize that they must take bonds to
the extent of their credit instead of
their surplus, Tasewell Comity will
run below her apportionment.
"Success of Loan of Greater Import?
ance Than Any Other Yet Made."
1 regard the success of the Fourth
Liberty Loan of greater importance
than any cull heretofore made by the
[Government. The American and Al?
lied forces could better afford to lose
the great battle on the Western front
I than for this loan to fail. The fail
uro of this loan would oncourngo Ger?
many and would lower thee morale
of the Allied forces, ami in this way
prolong the wnr ami result intho
death of perhaps a million of our
men. If this loan goes over the top
with a hurrah and vim if will hasten
the end of the war and save many of
our men from death.
It is the patriotic duty of every
citizen of this county to subscribe to
this loan to the utmost limit of his
ability and to see that his neighbor
does likewise. We are not giving hut
lending our money, with the absolute
assurance it will bo returned to us
with interest, so we are not. muking
much snerilico in subscribing. Hut
even if we should never gel it back,
??hall we let that influence our ac?
tion when the lives of our buys are
at stako?
Let us act, act promptly, act. nobly,
act. fully in the matter, and sustain
and save our boys, and end this war
by crushing (iermuny and bringing
a lusting peace to Hie world.
"A SURE Investment."
Why should we buy bonds'.' Pa?
triotism demands it. It is the safest
investment, in the world. When the
war is over these bonds are the ONF.
thing sure to hold their own or go
higher in the markets.
"It'? Not Duly Patriotism. Hut Good
R. t). CROCKETT: "It can not be
successfully denied that every person
should purchase Liberty Bonus for
the following reasons:
(1) The spirit of patriotism, inhe?
rent in all the citizens of thi;. coun?
ty, demands that, we support our
government and the boys from our
county who have ofTored t<> make,
nnd are milking, the supreme SllCI'illco
for us.
(2) It is good business. After the
war prices will be readjusted down?
ward, anil property values will
shrink. H is believed that tangible
personal property, when the rend
justmont has taken place, will have
decreased in value about one-half,
ami money invested in Liberty Bonds
now will then purchase about, twice
US much property ?i nt the present
and in Hie meantime be drawing in?
terest. For instance, Mr. Hoover bus
said Hint wheat, which in now selling
at $2.20, will then sell at $1.25."
"II is Our Duty lo Do So."
GEO. C PEERY, in answer lo the
question, why should every American
buy Liberty Honda, says:
"We .should buy Liberty Bonds be?
cause if is our duly to do so. The one
task of supremo Importance that now
confronts every American citizen is
lo help win tho wnr and free the
World once and for all from the men?
ace of llunisiu. Every act of fivery
American should now he gauged by
the question: Will it help tawin the
war? Money iB as oscntiltl as sol?
diers. We have the soldiers. Their
courage and vulor have already
brought pride lo every American
heart. We must not fail them in
putting up the money necessary to
victory. Every fellow must 'come
across' with his part."
The Clinch Valley News is doing
all it can to advertise nil the war ac?
tivities and demands of the govern?
ment, absolutely free of charge. He
sides we are buying bonds and
Stamps to the extent of our ability.
We want, to be "in at the kitlhV " and
intend to he. You can help us by
puying what you owe, and merchants
can help by giving us work in adver?
tising. This is the only paper pub?
lished in tho county and must be sup?
ported and kept going. Help us to
TazeweU's Quota, $556,000.
_ $150 PER YEAR
I Government's Exhibit of War
Relics Seen Hy Large Crowd
at North Tnzcwell?French
Heroes Make Addresses.
razowoll pooplo turned out in
largo numbers Monday afternoon to
seo tile y S. Government Trophy
train, which was at North Tuzowell'
from l:?0 to :i:B0. The train arrived
Oil time, and was greeted hy several
hundred people, many coming a long
distance to see the captured Gorman
runs, ami hear the heroes of the
great war tell their experiences in
lighting the Hun.
lion. Brooks Fletcher, of Ohio, a
distinguished platform speaker, was
in charge of the train, lie waa in?
troduced tho l-iige crowd hy C. R.
Brown, in charge of the liberty loan
in l'azowell county, lion. Mr. Fletcher
dealt the Kaiser a few knockout
blows, and then introduced tho sol
dicra of the company. They were:
Sergeant. R: bier, ?l* the famous
"Blue Devils" of France, who havo
distinguished themselves in mnny
Unities; Private Mullcr, of the French
Foreign Legion; Private Sinclair, of
the American army; Sergeant Hill,
of the American army; F. A. Mc?
Donald, of the Y. M. C A. forces, at?
tached to the famous Rainbow Di?
vision, and Gminor Colston, of tho
british Royal Field Artillery. Each
of these gentleman made addresses.
Private Malier, of the French For?
eign Legion, nponka <>? ly his native
tongue, ami of course what he had to
say had to be taken for granted by
Ilia audience.
Private Sinclair, the American hoy,
was on ertlichen, having left his
right leg in Franco. Private Mullcr
iif tin- Foreign Legion, -is severe?
ly wounded und was furloughcd for
Unit reason.
Gunnel' Colston, of tho Roynl Fiold
Artillerv, went into Ilm army at the
oulbreak nf the war in P.M l and told
of many instances of German nlroct
lies committed ngalnst the innocent
women of Franco und Belgium.
The collection of big guns attract?
ed much attention. G?mmer Colston
exhibited and explained the uro of
the smaller guns, bayonets, bombs,
de. To prove the nsserthin that the
liwrnmnn are suffering from u scarc?
ity oi materials, he showed a German
rille captured in 1014 and one cn|i
Iiii-imI recently. It was evident that
the workmanship and maUrial of the
new German rilloH nro so Inferior to
the original ones that there is no
comparison, lie also showed it large
bomb that was dropped by U German
aeroplane. It was made partially <u
concrete. My its side waa shown uu
American bomb, which rang JlRO true
steel when si nu ll with a hammer,
lie also exhibited German gas masks
and coin pared them with tho modern
gas masks used by Hie ullioB. Pho
model ii machine gun, capable of Ur?
ine hundreds ot rounds n minute, was
on display alongside an old German
gun that was fur inferior to those we
now use. . TT a
Hon. Josiah Onllivan, of tho U. B.
Treasury Department, accompanies
the train as the personal renrcsonta
tive of Wm. G. McAdoo and made a
short speech in behall of the sale of
Liberty Bonds. , .
The visit, of the trophy train to
Tnzcwell is believed to havo done a
great, deal of good. Many people, u
majority of us in fact, novo never
, the, opportunity of seeing such a
collection of Instruments of war, and
U,, g,im realties of ^ attuattoj
were made more vivid rJj? ?
left Tazowoil for the lower Clinch
Valley after the engagement hero.
There will be a traitor demonstra?
tion on the farm of W. F. Barman at
?V m. today. Both tratet?, that
the ground and a fair test Will M
?cm. Be on handle the
y' Agent Cleveland Tractor.
If Everybody in This1
This Country Said?
"I'd like to
buy more
Who would
win this War?
Buy BONDS To Your Utmost!
Contributed to winning the wr.r by

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