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TazeweiTs Quota, $556,000.
Have You
Call From
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.
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
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?
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
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
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
Can save you money on Oliver trac?
tor plows and discs.
Prices subject to change without
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
Thanking all my friends for past
favors and wishing you and the new
firm agreeable and pleasant busi?
ness relations.
Gration, Va.. Oct. 10. 1H18. 4t.
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
Chairman Red Cross.
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 .
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,
onds? "VI
elds." Taz
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?
In this immediate vicinity there are
at this writing, Wednesday, uu se?
rious sickness.
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.
In a moment of excitement an en?
thusiastic citizen remarked the other
day: "Germany hasn't a friend in
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.
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?
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.
foe Be Unt
ewell Boys
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. ;
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,
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?
Mr. Robert Meredith is ill with the
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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?
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."
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.
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
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'
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 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?
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.
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."
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.
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.
$1.50 PER YEAR
ds Not The
ir Answer
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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?
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
Mr. Sam Herbert, who has been
very ill with rheumatism, we are sor?
ry to say, is no better at this writ?
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
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 . _

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