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TazeweiTs Quota, $556,000.
BUY LI3ERTY BONDS! BUY LIBERTY BONDS! BUY LIBERTY BONDS! BUY LIBERTY BONDS! ESTABLISHED 1815. Have You Call From TOMORROW IS Liberty Loan Campaign For Six Billion Near End?Taze? well County's Quota Large But Must De liaised. Tazewell County's allotment of the Fourth Liberty Loan is $5(10,000. The Third Loan allotment was $260,300. So, the Fourth Loan is a little more than twice the Third Loan. The coun? ty went over the top in the last loan campaign $08,300. In every campaign the county bus measured up. This loan is more than twice the third, but there is much, determination now that the county shall not fall down on this, the larg? est amount yet asked. The county has an ambition to show that it can handle "a big tiling." Every man who has not invested should do so before the banks close tomorrow. The com? mittees should get very busy. The committees working for the success of the loan have done great work in the county, but the obliga? tion upon them is no stronger than upon you to do your utmost. It should not be necessary for the busy business men of the county to have to button-hole, beg and nrguc with men with money to buy bonds. If j the proper spirit prevailed, all that would he necessary would be the bare announcemenct that the loan is of? fered and the people would dock to the banks and buy all they can. It is not much to the credit of a man who buys bonds only after being begged and followed around by pnrtiotic cit? izens whose vision is broad enough to see the absolute necessity of placing the loan generally among the people. If you havn't bought all you can, go to your bank now and do no. THE BOYS FROM TAZEWELL COUNTY IN FRANCE ARE WAIT? ING FOR YOUR ANSWER! North Tazewell Purchasers of Ponds. J. D. Pecry, . $2.600 J. W. Campbell. 2,000 J. W. Whit'ov. SOU C. P. Beavers. 400 A. T?te Barman. 200 L. C. Neel. 00 H. G. Peery, . 8,000 W. J. Moore. 100 T. L. Francis. 100 Wade II. Peery, . 500 Elmer Riser, . 50 M. II. Riser. 250 C. H. Reynolds. 500 B. II. Parks, . 150 Herman Brothers. 2,500 Barman Bros. Co. 1,000 Philip Reynolds. 200 Dr. O. J. Huth. 200 ! J. H. Gillcnwaters. 1001 Mrs. Cosby Whitlcy. 500 I Mrs. Nannie Rose Hall, . 1,000 Mrs. Lena McCall, . 1,000 I Mrs. N. W. Riser. 50 j John D. Pecry. 300 .Mrs. Carrie Peery, ., 500 i W. W. and R. B. Peery, . 500 MRS. CLAYPOOL DEAD. Nickettie Charity Claypool was born in Burke's Garden, Tazewell Co., Va., Augu. 4, 1841. Died Sept. ZD, 11)18, at the home of her daught? er, Mrs. II. Kerfoot, Gentry, Mo., ag? ed 77 years, one month ami 25 days. She was married to Clinton 15. Hash in Virginia Dec. 30th, 1804. To this union were born ten children, two of whom died in infancy, two others passed over the river before her. viz., Nanny May Bramham and George G. Hash. The living are Mrs. Henry Kerfoot the oldest child; Mrs. R. ?. Hcntley, of Fort Cobh, Okla., Frank, of Baxter Springs, Kan., Clinton B., of this neighborhood, Mrs. Georgo Eetter, of the home place and Grover C, of Gentry. All were present at her death. She was converted in a reviv? al meeting at the Greenridge church and united with the Christian church in Gentry Jan. 20, 1902. She was a devoted wife and mother. She suffer? ed much during her last days and bore her suffering with Christian pa? tience. She was a kind and helpful nenghbor and a devoted Christian. She leaves to mourn her loss her hus? band, six children, seventeen grand children and two great grand chil? dren, three brothers, four sisters and a host of friends and neighbors.? Gentry, (Mo.) Sentinel. Comment by Pounding Mill Corre? spondent. Mrs. Hash was the second child of 12 children, of the late Miles and Sal lie Claypool, of Burke's Garden. Her husband was a Confederate soldier. They moved to Missouri in the fall of '07 and accumulated considerable wealth. Mrs. Hash ran the farm for 12 years, while her husband was the county treasurer. The surviving sis? ters and brothers are Mrs. John Spra? cher, Ogden, Utah; Mrs. Anna Bart fette and James H. Claypool, of Ster? ling Idaho; John T. Claypool, of Pick crell, Neb., P. G. Clayuool, of Grant City, Mo., Mrs. Jane A. McGuire, of Cedar Bluff, Mrs. John W. Bourne, of Gratton. The two brothers, P. G. and John T., were the only ones pres? ent at the funeral NEARLY THIRTEEN MILLION MEN REGISTER. Final returns from all the states show that 12,9GG,594 men registered for military service September 12. This was 187,830 in excess of the estimate of 12,778,758, made by ex? perts in the office of the provost mar? shal general Crowder, based on pro ejections from census figures. Texas was the last state to report. Its registration was 521,187, less than the original estimate. With the figures compiled today, the total number of men who have been registered in the reservoirse of selective service system since the U. S. entered the war, Including those registered June 5, 1917; June 6 and August 24 and September 12, is 23, ?50,021, . _r_ Bought B Flanders Fi ! THE CLEVELAND TRACTOR. I In designing the Cleveland Tractor, Roland H. While, famous motor truck 'designer, hud in view the object of producing a tractor capable of ac? complishing the widest possible va? riety of purposes as well as tuking into account the many different land conditions throughout the country. Not the cheapest piece of machinery. Making the Cleveland so compact yei so powerful ennbling it to pull two 14-inch Oliver plows 3 1-2 miles an hour under ordinary conditions, crawl? ing in nnd out of furrows, across ditches, swamps, etc. In the locality a larger tractor would not prove sat? isfactory, espeaially for a general purpose tractor. You must see this tractor really doing what you think cant be done before you can realize the possibili? ties of the Cleveland. See some of the many who have them. Let them tell you which type tractor will be the best. Can save you money on Oliver trac? tor plows and discs. Prices subject to change without notice. S. J. PET ICRS. NOTICE. All parties concerned will please take notice that I have sold my inter? est in the stock of goods of Cox Bros., at Oratton, Via, to C. P. Clay tor on March 10th, 1018. All parties who have not. settled their accounts due on that dale will please do so at once, otherwise they will be placed in competent bunds for collection, and all obligations now outstanding will he met by the new firm of Cox anil Claytor. Thanking all my friends for past favors and wishing you and the new firm agreeable and pleasant busi? ness relations. KRANK II. COX. Gration, Va.. Oct. 10. 1H18. 4t. BUY LIBERTY BONDS. CHRISTMAS FOR THE MEN OV? ERSEAS. To the Public: In another column will be found di? rections for sending Christmas pack? ages to men in service overseas. Those directions must be strictly complied with or the postoflice will refuse the package. You will receive by mail a label addressed to your son or friend. This label you must present to the nearest Red Cross organiza-1 tion and upon its presentations you will be delivered a carton, or regula? tion box. This you will pack at home but do not tie or seal the package, but return it, unsealed to the Red Cross Inspector. He will then in? spect it, remove any article not al? lowed to be sent, nnd then tie the package, place the Red Cross Inspec? tor's certificate on it, ami the label you have of the address. You then stamp the package, and leave it with the. Red Cross Inspector, who delivers it to the postoflice. The package must not weigh exceeding three lbs. The Red Cross branches in Taze? well county to which you apply for the cartons are us follows: Tazewell, North Tazewell, Asbury, Richlands, Jewell Ridge, Cedar Blulf, Pounding Mill, Cove, Pocahontas, Graham, Cove Creek, Burke's Garden. The postage required from Taze? well on the nackage is fifteen cents. The committee having charge of the Christmas packages, representing the Tazewell Chapter, at Tazewell, Va., is as follows: G. W. Donk, Chairman; John S. Botlimore and H. L, Spratt. As soon as the branches appoint their committees notice will be pub? lished in the Clinch Valley News, and all persons sending packages will ap? ply to these committees. The cartons will be received by the Red Cross here, about November 1st, and will then be ready for delivery to the parties. The packages must be mailed by November 16th. Read carefully the directions, elsewhere published, and avoid mistakes and disappointments. J. W. CHAPMAN, Chairman Red Cross. BUY LIBERTY BONDS. MISSIONARY SOCIETY. The Womans Missionary Society of the Methodist church, within the bounds of the territory known as the "Tazewell District," held a series or group uf meetings from the 25th to the 28th of September at Richlands, Mt. Olivet and Pocahontas. The meetings were presided over by Mrs. L. A. Types, the district secretary, under whose intelligent and enthusiastic leadership the work of the women in the Tazewell district has gone forward with rapid strides. As a part of the great centenary movement, now before the churches of America, this body of women are undertaking the support of a mission? ary at one thousand dollars a year in a foreign field, probably China. Mrs. J. C. St. Clair, Mrs. Mary O'Keeffe, and Mrs. J. E. Wolfe had special places in the program . BUY LIBERTY BONDS. MISSIONARY SPECIAL. For the love I have for the church and the great cause of missions, 1 decided to raise one hundred dollars as a special for missionary work in China. The task has been completed. Concord, Liberty, Pleasant Hill and Mt. Olivet went "over the top" on benevolencies twenty-four dollars, .which was placed to this special. The Woman's Missionary Society I of Concord gave ten dollars, j Th balance was contributed by six I teen persons, who are members and j friends of the church. The largest I amount was ten dollars, the smallest was fifty cents. I This special will be directed by the Rev. John C. Hawk, our missionary 1 to China. j I take this opportunity of express j ing my gratituted to every one con? tributing to this worthy cause, anu Ipray God's blessings upon you. Yours for the Fourth Liberty Loan, W. C. THOMPSON. BUY LIBERTY BONDS. TAZEWELL, VIRGIN1 onds? "VI elds." Taz THE INFLUENZA SPREADS FAST Coal Production and Traffic Se? riously Hindered by Epidemic Scarcity of Physicians and Nurses Alarming. The influenza epidemic seems to be abating slowly in the camps, but is spreading in the towns and in the country districts. The number of new eases reported up to the Kith is smal? ler than for the week before, with, however, an increase in the number of deaths from pneumonia. Coal Production and Railroad Traffic Seriously Hindered. A report sent out on Monday morn? ing by the Fuel Administrator states that the output of coal the preceding week, was reduced, on account of the epidemic among the miners. The scarcity of physicians and nurses has caused panic among the people. The report from the coalfields at Norton, Birmingham, Knoxville, Hazard, Ky., Charleston and the great Pennsyl? vania fields, report reductions, rang? ing from 15 per cent to 50 per cent of the regular out put. Conscquent lly and necessarily, the railroads are i sriously hampered in the movement of cars. In Tazewell and Surrounding Counties The epidemic has been, so far, in a mild form in this county generally, few deaths have been reported. This does not mean that the condi? tion is not more or less serious, liv? ely precaution should be taken. I Russell, Pulaski and other nearby I counties have suffered severely. All public meeting places have been clos? ed. In this immediate vicinity there are at this writing, Wednesday, uu se? rious sickness. CLOSING ORDER CONTINUED. At n meeting of the local board of Health this morning it was decided that the influenza situation is too serious to permit any chances being taken with the spread of the disease here. The order heretofore publish? ed, closing the school;;, churches, etc. is therefore continued until further notice, anil will remain in effect un? til such time as the Board deems it safe to open. Our town has been very fortunate so far in the small number of cases we have had. By proper precautions we may escape the death toll that has been taken in so many communi? ties. To this end parents me again urged to keep their children oti* the streets and away from crowds, und all people are asked to avoid congre? gating in the stores, pest office, o. the streets, and elsewhere. Strict, observance of these precautions may save a good ninny lives. A. C. BUCHANAN, Mayor. October 17. BUS. "GERMANY'S FRIENDS" AND WELL-WISHERS HERE. In a moment of excitement an en? thusiastic citizen remarked the other day: "Germany hasn't a friend in Tazewell." Our friend was wrong. German) should not have a friend in Taze? well, or anywhere else, hut she haa. She has not only friends, but well wishers right here in this county. We'll tell you who they are. One is the man who talks against the war? the pro-German. Do you know there are men amongst us, if reports be true, who would "see the United I Stntes in h-1 before they would buy a Liberty Bond. This man Is n friend of the Huns. It is not pleas? ant to even think, much less tell it, that there are this kind of people in this country anywhere. Another "friend" of Germany is the man who can but won't, buy a Liberty Bond. He may talk against the Hun as loud as he pleases. He may wish in his soul to see Ger? many smashed. He may even boast that he has a boy in the war. But if ho is doing nothing to put clothes on the backs of these boys and food on their sides, he is helping Ger? many, and that's all there is to it. No time this to be mincing words. The man who can or who declines or refuses to loan his money to help win the war, will have a hard task I in attempting to make people believe he is not u well wisher of Germany. Put this in your pipe and smoke it I awhile. BUY LIBERTY BONDS. GRATTON NOTES. Miss Ada Burton has been at home sick for the past week, but is better. Mr. Willie Bouine was at home the past week sick, but returned to Key? stone Thursday, where be has o posi? tion. Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Bruce and little daughter, Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Courtney and their daughter, Edith, were visiting their parents at this place, returning back to the coal fields Wednesday, accompanied by their sister, Miss Ottic Bourne. Messrs. Bowen nnd Willie Rcpass nnd Willie Gilpen were visiting at this place last week, returning to Blucficld Wednesday. Mr. Lewis Bourne was at home on Sunday to see his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Bourne. Mr. Will Melvin's folks arc all at this writing with influenza and also Mr. Bud Repass. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rutherford, of Liberty Hill, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bourne. Mr. Clarence Yost of Keystone, W. Va., was at home some last week. Mr. P. G. Baugh and Miss Ecthel Buchanan made a flying trip to Nor? folk to sec Mr. Baugh's son, Willie, who has been ill, but is better. . Mr. H. C. Young spent a few days at home this week. BUY LIBERTY. BONDS, A, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 191 foe Be Unt ewell Boys ; ?TAPS" KOK "BILLY" PEERY. j The detith of this young soldier was I mentioned in the hist issue of this pniicr. ilia death occurred nt Cnmn Molt, Snlem, N. J., Saturday, Octo ber 5th, und the body did not reach la-ro until Thursday of last week. The delay was due, it is saiil, to the inability of the authorities to handle quickly the large number of bodies and the scarcity of coffins. The remains were accompanied by Mustard l'ruott, a comrade of the de? ceased, and buried last Friday after? noon in the Peery cemetery, near the residence of Mr. Geo. A. Martin. William Edward Peery, Jr., was the fourth son of Mr. Wm. E. Peery, son of the late Captain Win. 10. Peery, who was a distinguished soldier of the civil war. Deceased was one of. three sons of Win. F.. Puery serving ' the colors. The other two, Thoinus A., is at Camp Humphreys, Vtl., and Andrew M. at Fort Douglas, near Salt Lake City, Utah. The two brothers were at the burial. By his own ro? siest the Stars and Stripes were ' foldcred around his casket and the uniform of the American soldier was Iiis "winding sheet." | "Billy," as everybody called him, was a handsome, bright, checful boy. lie was popular with old as well us young people and bis untimely death is a source of deep sorrow. | lie fell at his post of duty and gave his life a sacrifice as truly us though he had fallen on the held of battle, j lie sleeps beside his loyal grandfnlh er, who served in the Civil War, lenv- j ing an arm on the historic and bloodv field of Gettysburg, and when the roll i of heroes is made up the name of Wil- ; liam Edward Peery will tie Inscribed : upon it in imperishable characters. ; THE PATRICK TRIAL. Tannersville, October ir>. Editor the News: In your issue of the 12th you have an account of the trial of Mr. und Mrs. Patrick, for the trouble with Miss Crusenberry. It is so far at variance with the truth that I deem an explanation not out of order in justice to Mr. and Mrs. Patrick. They were nut arrested and taken anywhere, but were only unofficially notified that they were to be tried and went, of their own necord. Von say Patrick's children wore repri? manded in the usual manner. Is it the usual manner to whip a ten-year old child until you cut the blond out of it and kick it until it caused an abscess and has to be under the care of a physician for several weeks? These were the undenied < I.arges against Miss Crusenberry. When Mrs. Patrick went into the school room and asked about the trouble in a civil manner, the teacher toh| 'lu.tr ''.shu regarded nor children as brutes and their parents no belter." There was no charge against Mr. Patrick. The teacher exonerated him of any part in the affair, whatever, but (he Magistrates, without explain? ing the reason, lined him the maxi? mum amount. An eminent lawyer lolls me that felonious assault is when von strike one with a danger? ous instrument, and there was noth? ing used by Mrs. Patrick but her hands?it could not be termed felo? nious assault. As said indignant cit? izen is in the habit of taking a board to his step-daughter and driving her from home, it is natural that he is of the opinion that a child should con? sider it a privilege to he horse-whipp? ed, but when striking one that can strike back they regard it a criminal offense. Trust this may receive the same publicity of the misleading statement. Sincerely, E. S. PATRICK. BUY LIBERTY BONDS. NEWS OP BEN BOW. Th.e farmers of this place are very ? busy cutting corn and sowing wheat. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Puckett, of Paint Lick, were visiting at Mr. J. A. Puckelt's Sunday. Mr. J. L. Matthews has been in bed for the past few days with a broken rib. Mr. Garland Stephenson, of Tazc wcll, is visiting his grandmother, Mrs. Amanda Walk. Mrs. W. 1). Matthews, of Graham, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Witten last week. Miss Bettie Matthews, of North Tazewell, is visiting relatives here this week. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buchanan visited Mr. Buchanan's parents Sun? day. Mr. Robert Meredith is ill with the pneumonia. Miss Virginia Puckett was visiting friends in Tazewell last week. Misses Bel) and Kidd, the teachers of this place, have been sick for the past few days, but were able to be? gin school Monday. The peoplo of this place will re? gret the loss of Mr. J. A. Puckett and family, who expect to move to Graham next week. Mrs. Hager, of Tazewell is visit? ing here this week. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Puckett were visiting relatives here Saturday and Sunday. Several people of this community have been ill with the Influenza, but r.iost of them are improving. The school teachers were guest., of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Buchanan from Friday to Sunday. News has been received here that Mr. William P. ILiger has landed safely overseas. Another Ta/ewell hero to help whip the kaisi r. Buy Liberty Bonds to back him tip, and give him what's needed to push the Huns into h? where they belong. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Walk went to Bluefield Tuesday on business. FRENCH STEVENSON SERIOUS? LY INJURED. Mr. V. L. Stephenson, of this town, has been advised by the War Depart? ment that his son, French, has been seriously wounded in Frunce. The nature of his wounds or his location in France are, of course, not known. An effort is being made by the local civilian section of the Aemrican Red Cross to secure additional dcails of his injury. BUY LIBERTY BOND?. HIMBURG IS RESPONSIBLE Charged With Starting Peace Talk ki Germany, Knowing That Empire Could Not Hope Vor Victory. Internal political condition!) in Gor mnny mid possibly in Atislria-llon gary, as well as tlto military situa? tion on the western front, are ex peeled to determine the nature anil time of i he German reply to I'resi dent Wilson's communication defi? nitely closing the door to peace ne? gotiations with Gormtlll autocracy. The president's note pruhald "l ready has reached llerlin through lite Swiss foreign ofllco. Reports reaching Washington thru official sources by way of neutral countries not only indicated the ex? istence of almost chaotic conditions in the central empires, hut also said that it was Pichl Marshal Von Ilill denburg himself who was responsi? ble for tho German government ac? cepting the presidents peace terms and Becking an immediaat armistice. It was sa.il that at a recent nicot? ine; e.J" the military leaders and the heads of the parlies in the rolchstng, von llindenburg bodly declared that Germany must have peace at once on the best terms she could get. He said the armies no longoro had the necessary mi.nit ions and materials to continue the struggle nor wa there any source of supply so far as he was nware. In (he light pf Ibis sit nation the field marshal said he leb the time bad come to try first for uu armistice and then for peace and he urged that this could be put in th hghl of concession to th demands of I he Socialists and paciiists in Ger? many. Prince Maximilian, the chan eel lor, i-i reported to have St rough opposed such a course, dreading the reaction II KU ins t tin- junker element by the sociiilisls, but imperial ap? proval was given von ilimleiibiirg's plans nnd the ruqucosl for peace fol lowed. No indication has been I'ivcu as to when replies will bo made by Pros1 dent Wilson to the Austrian and Turkish appeals lor peace. It. is Un? derstood thai there is no ground To. the apprehension which bus arisen in Austria thai the president would re? fuse to reply lo Premier1 Hunan's appeal because of the autocratic na? ture of the Austrian government. It was said that this might well figure ill a filial peace proposal but would not operate lo prevent the considwra ? f an armistice which Austria seeks. NO STATE PAIR. The closing of the Stale Pair in Richmond, which was necessary as a precaution against the spread of in? fluenza, broke into the plans of many people. Rrothor Charles Reynolds says "it knocked things windin'." Mr. Key- I nolds and Mr. M. L. Poory chaper? oned twenty-one line baby beef calves to the Pair for exhibition paying an entrance fee of some JHO.IMl be? sides railroad fare ami some hotel bills, only to be informed after ar? riving at the Fair Grounds and "ty? ing up" that there was "nothin' doln'," that the whole big show had been railed oft*. The thousand dol- j Iura or thereabouts, premium money which had been alluring Ibis bunch on for sometime, disappeared. How? ever, the calves were snipped to New Jersey and sold at an average of 1<! 1-2 cents and brought a fine sum. The visitors informell the maiing mcnt what it might expert, if the en? trance fees were not returned. The management agreed readily to "come, across," and the fees will he return? ed. The Tasowell bunch were not the only people who do not seem to have read the papers. People came from different parts of the State and from other States and found themselves in tiie same predicament. Mr. Reynolds said he heard little or no kicking. It is not usual for Virginia people to kick or grumhhi when called upon to give up 'for the public good." "WHEN THIS CRUEL WAR IS OVER." The writer remmbers as a very small boy, snatches of a song which originated somewhere during the civil war, with the above caption as one of its refrains. Did you ever hcai it. any of you old Vets? That "cruel war" lasted four long, weary years and the sorrows, sacrifices and hardships suffered by the people 01 Virginia and the South, have never, can never, be told. The people prayed for peace, an? ticipated the joys of the peace that they knew would come sooner or later ?the sunshine after the storm, the dawn after the darkness. And so now, we all anticipate, when this, great, greater, greatest war of lhcm all, shall end nnd our boys re? turn, crowed with glory. A citizen, now "getting on in years," remarked the other day: "My r.o| e and pravcr is daily, that 1 may live to see the end of the war, and lake part in the great celebration und rejoicings which will follow." So say we all. When that good time comes?and it is on the way? \ve will all not regret but rejoice, 'that we had, even an bumble part in the world-wide achievements of the great war. ihe man to lie pitied then will bo be fe low who could have helped .!. ng but did not. He won't fee' ? e shouting, certainly not out loud i the good, old fashioned Methodist my. Tl e men and women who have ? ? ped put it over to tho full extent f iheir ability, will shout, holler and ery, and they'll have the full nnd tlldisputed right to do so. It is not all over yet "except the shouting," not quite. You still have time to get in the swim. Buy a bond. TANNERSVILLE MOWS. Tniincrsvillo, Oct. 15.?Dr. 10 \ llolmcs, of rotidford, left last Thurs ijny for Camp Dix, where he was or? dered to Utko up work in the inedi cul corps of the nnny. Dr. Holmes wns roared here, being the sou of the Into Major Holmes and Mrs Stil? lte Holmes, of this place. His ntlinv friends wish him all kinds of sue .?ess in the new career. Mrs. W. Shinnult, of Graham and Mrs hrazier Necessary, of Yukon, W. Va., recently returned to then homes after several weeks visit with relatives here. Mrs. Snliie Duncan, of halls Mills, spent the week end hero with her cousins, I. L, Patrick ami .1. II. Put I ICK, Private W. S. Patrick, of the I Olli l'o. Virginia Coast Artillery, station ?d at Newport News, writes that he s recovering from a severe case of Spanish influenza. Mrs. Sallie Holmes is visiting Mrs I). A. Holmes at Broudford. Lee and George Patrick, who have hern working at Salix ille. are home recovering from the "flu." Ira Wyntt and W. A. Hill spent the week end at Sllltville "dear' hunting. Mrs. W. A. Crnbtrco, .lue Holmes and Willie Kreuch, mi' all recovering from sever cases of (vnlioul. Mr. .1. P. Trail has moved his fam? ily to Broudford. Mr. K. P. moved into Mr. Holmes liOIISU vacated by Mr. Trail. Mrs. .1. A. Patrick returned to her home al Broudford Sunday lifter ,i weeks visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs W. A. Srnhucc. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Crahlrcc have received ll card announcing (heil son's, Avcry M. Crnbll'ee, sure arriv al in Kiano, .1. N. KlCllch, worker at Snllville. hllS been at home the past Week, Mil' fei ing with the "llu..' Dr. W. O. Ncnl, of Ashllty, wns a ;in fe;. lion.il visitor here Monday. Mr. R. W. Holmes and soil, Bd ward, of North Holsten und Miss iiil ie Holmes, ofBruadfoi'il, worn visitors here Sunday. W! at Miwitlg and niollissen milk II" lire tie- oceiipal ioilH of Ille lllllll lid the weather is ideal lor both. Mos. al1 the cum is in the shock. Mltle ilainageil was done hfreb v the frost. 10.' P. POUNDING Mil.I. NOTES. Pounding Mill. Oct. HI. The fol lowing persons have Influenza al Uli . I placo: Mr. and Mrs. Juntos Osborno, Mrs. C. II. Trayer, Mrs. Mary Chris Han, Mrs. Henry Christian, one of Mrs. Win. Anbury's, twins: Charlotte, one of Ira Simpson's children; Gun | Kinder and baby, pneumonia, not i-x peeled to live; his child, four years old, was buried at the Rntcliffc com etery yesterday. Nine of Alvah Compton's children are reported as recovering. His sou, Wesley died last Friday at !> a. in. of influenza, followed by pneumonia. He was 2111 years old. Kamillus who have ceiltly recovered from inflllonza are .1. T. Altizer's, Alox Riley's, Alex Heavers, Charles Brustor. A. I'. I'ryor Is in the Williams hospital re covering from same dincilSU. Hi:; wife and his brother c: me out from I he K?st el n part of the Stale the llrst of lhe week to see lllm. Baylor Pruett, who clerks for Lhe Steele, Gillespie Co., after nix days | of influenzn, has returned. Mrs. Maltie Altizer and Miss Kef tie Kingston* went to Putnam on No. II today to he present, at the burial j of their licico, Mrs. Kord it! Mulkey Hurl,, whose death took place at 7 p. m. yesterday. Mrs. Hurl, was 22 years old and was mi.riled a vear ago last June, Her husband is in the army, not yet nailed. Misses Lois Hurt and Ollie Kate Gillespie have returned from school on account of the influenza. Mrs. VV. 11. Steel? went to Ron nolle Monday of kmr. week to be at I the State convention of the W. C. T. ] U., returning on Wednesday. The ??invention was called off on Sunday night on account of the influenza, bill expects to be held next year in Roanoke. Mrs. Steele spent a day and night very pleasantly with bei old friends, Mr. and Mrs. Sam P. Davidso and two pretty children, a son and daughter, Sanders and Hel? en, who look her over the city and out to the cemetery in their nice car. Mrs. C. M. Hunter returned to Roa noko on Monday of last. week. Her son, James, has recovered from in? fluenzn. Your scribe is again in trouble; this time making npole butter. A number of others are making molas? ses the same kind we had during the other war and were thankful to gel. LIEUTENANT JAMES ALDER? MAN NEWTON. J. M. Newton, of Graham, has re? ceived the following cable message from his son in France, dated Octo? ber 15th: "Am well. Have been commissioned Second Lieutenant." JAMES ALDERMAN NEWTON Young Newton was drafted aim entered Camp Lee in October of last year, and was made a Sergeant while there. After going to France he was put in the British Officers Training camp and was soon commissioned as Second Lieutenant. He is a graduate of Richmond College. THE EPIDEMIC DECREASING IN THE CAMPS. A Washington dispatch sent out yesterday stntes that Influenzn cases in camps are decreasing, as are also death from pneumonia. However, the epidemic is spreading among civil? ians throughout the country districts and small towns. There is n scarcity of physicians and nurses in the coun? try districts, many of these haying ,beeii called to the camps and cities in the earlier stages of Ihcepidemie. I It is estimated that there arc now 200,000 cases in Virginia. Accord? ing to lhe health department ten of every one hundred cases of influen? za developed pneumonia and ten of every 100* cases of pneumonia die. The disease is is just getting a fairly good hold in this county . Every precaution should be taken. Tazeweli's Quota, $556,006. BUY LIBERTY BONDS! BUY LIBERTY BONDS! BUY LIBERTY DONDS! BUY LIBERTY BONDS! $1.50 PER YEAR ds Not The ir Answer GERMANYS FATE WITH AMERICANS Importance Allured to Holding Hack Yankees Shown in Re? cent Order?More Fresh Di? visions Thrown In. With thf American Army North? west ?.f Verdun, Oct. 16.?In the faco of the most, stubborn rcsiatnnco con coiviible, including literally hundreds ol' machine gun nests, the American advanced again today nnd widened the breach in the Kriomhlldo line. The Oermaus heavily snelled the center and left center of tho Ameri? can line and desperate counter-at? tacks failed. The Americans who captured hill 2110 and penetrated the strong wire defenses between Land? ers-Et-St, Georges nnd St. Georges have passed St. Jtivia.. Tho American gains in general were nc?.iplished through pursuance of tho strategic policy of surrounding the objectives rather than storming them. How irreal is the importance at? tached by the Germans holding buck the Americans is shown in a recent order of General von der Marwitz, commander in chief of the fifth nrniy, which leads: "If is on the unconquerable resist? ance of the Verdun front that de? pends the fate of a great part of the western front, perhaps even of our nation. The fatherland must nest assured thill every commander and every man realizes the greatness of his mission und that be will do bis lllltji to the very end. CHOI Mil l's COVE BOY DEAD. Poley Andrews Brooks died at Camp Lee recently, The hotly was expected her,, yesterday und burial will take place near bis borne. Ho was ii sou of Elgin Brooks, of Horse pen Gave. MItS. JOHN W. WIUTt ILL. News reaches lown that Mrs. JllO. W. Whitl is ill at her home in Bap list Valley. Her brother, C. W. Jones, received n hurry call Wed? nesday afternoon for u nurse to bo sent down at once. No nurse was available, Kathleen, daughter of Mrs. Whill, is sick also, and unable lo help. Dr. Williams, the physic? ian, is uji against difficulties. Reports yesterday afternoon stated that. Mrs. Whill was very ill, but "holding her own" well. NO DATE PIX ED. In reply lo a number of Inquiries) No dale has I.n fixed for the open? ing of the Tnzewoll High School, The probabilities are thai, the school will not i eopen before November 1. The town ordnance forbidding ser? vices in the churches, operation of the picture show, etc., will remain in force until notified to the contra? ry. NEWS OK WEST POCAIIONTAS. Big Vein, Oct.. 15.?There was no patriotic meeting here, last Monday night on account of the influenza, but nevertheless we are patriotic just the same. Quito u number of our good people attended the funeral of Mrs. L. L. Wilbur.il, of Rosewill, who died last Sat unlay morning und was buried at Pocnhonlns cemetery Sunday at U p. in. The I. O. R. M., of Pocahontas, of which Tribe Mr. Wilburn was u member, decided on account of the huge gatherings and so much influ? enza not to turn out only enough us pall-bearers, which were as followsi S. B. Maxey, W. B. Burton, S. E. Crouch, J. D. Branch, Pcery Griffith, oT Big Vein and W. M. Moore, Robert Peery and Mr. McFudden of Pocnhon? lns. Rev. Robert Leonard did not fill his appointment at the school house hero lust Sunday on account of sickness in our camp. Mr. Ed. Carter was shopping in Pocahontas last Monday. Ed says now that he war. very foolish in tak? ing such a long trip hunting for a cook a while back, win? nthcre was here that suited him better than any one he knew of. We notice here of late that our Irioh friend, James O'Neil takes his outings on Sundays, not all alone, as he did before school started here. Mr. Waller Leathco and wife of Bolssevaino, passed thru our beauti? ful town last Monday. Our school bus closed here until tho influenza epidemic pauses the danger zone. Mr. Sam Herbert, who has been very ill with rheumatism, we are sor? ry to say, is no better at this writ? ing. Those who at present hnve the in? fluenza in our town are as follows: Mis. llarve Brigbtbeal, John Saun ders, Mrs. Sidney Crouch and one of her children, Mr. Charles Stevenson, and wife, little Vivian Burton, Bert Ward ans little Snow Powler and a number of others with very deep colds. On account of so much sickness among our miners here ll e tonnage of coal is not as good as we would like to have it, but our increase is some better than it was in August. Mr. M. M. Maxey, our noted pump? er, has some trouble in keeping the things together of nights, so tho mines can load their required allot? ment, but when it is necessary Mar? vin gives them a patriotic speech and they yo to it and fet tho cool. 2,000,000 tons of coal, boys, in Oc? tober, let'3 get it or fall with our picks and shovels in our hands. Go to it, fellows, and help put the German Kaiser in that place where he belongs. Efery shovel full of coal will make it a little hotter for him. Buy Liberty Bonds, boys, Buy Lib? erty Bondsl . _