Graphic Account of Fighting of
American Soldier in Helleau
Early in June, Told by Sur?
Details of the participation of the
United States marines in the coun?
ter attacks against the German forc?
es on the Maine on July 18 are giv?
en in a letter written shortly after?
ward by Major Robert L. Denig of
the United States marines, to his
wife, who lives at 2,131 Porter St.,
Philadelphia and which was forward?
ed to Washington for the historic
lues of the Murine Corps.
In addition to giving a graphic pic?
ture of modern war, the letter cites
an instance of German treachery in
using airplanes painted with the Al?
lied colors in their unfair methods of
The letter also establishes the fact
that the marines who helped to stop
the German drive on Paris at liel?
leau Wood, early in June, were hon?
ored by being brought forward from
this wood to Vier/.y and Tigny, near
Soissons, for participation with a
crack French division in the great
counter attack which started the dis?
integration of the German front in
the west. Names that became fa?
miliar through the lighting in Bel
leau Wood are mentioned in Major
Deaig's letter as being prominent in
the allied counterattack?Lieut. Col,.
Thomas Iloleomb. Col. John A.
Hughes, Captain Pere Wilmer and
others who took a prominent part in
the fighting when the Hun was block?
ed in his drive on Paris. The letter
"The day before we left for this
big push we had a most interesting
light between a licet of German
ilanes and a French observation bal
oon right over our heads. We saw
live planes circle over our town, then
put on, what we thought afterward,
a sham light. One of them, after
many fancy stunts, headed right for
the balloon. One kept right on. The
other four shot the balloon up with
incendiary bullets. The observers all
jumped into their parachutes just as
the outfit went up in a mass of
"The next day we took our posi?
tions at various places to wait for
camions that were to take us some?
where in France, when or for what
purpose we did not. know. Wass pass?
ed me at the head of bis company??
we made a date for a party on our
next leave. He was looking fine and
?wns as happy as could be. Then
Hunt, Keyser, and a heap of others
went by. I have the battalion and
Iloleomb the regiment. Our turn to
enbuss did not come till near mid?
llig Shells Falling Fast.
"We at last got under way after a
few big sea bags had hit nearby.
Wilmer and 1 led in a touring car.
We went at a good clip and nearly
got ditched in a couple of new shell
holes. Shells were falling fast by now
and as the tenth truck went under
the bridge a big one landed nearby
with a crash and wounded the two
drivers, killed two marines, and
wounded live more. We did not know
it at the time and did not notice
anything wrong till we came to a
crossroad, when we found we had on?
ly eleven cars all told. We found the
rest of the convoy ?fter the hunt,
but even then were not told of the
loss, and did not find it out till the
"We were finally, after twelve long
.hours ride, jumped in a big field and
after a few hours' rest started our
march. It was hot as hades and we
had had nothing to eat since the day
before. We at last entered a forest;
troops seemed to he converging on it
from all points. We marched some
six miles i the forest; a liner one I
had never seen?deer would scamper
ahead and we could have eaten one
raw. At 10 that night without food
we lay down in a pouring rnin to
sleep. 'Troops of all kinds passed up
in the night?a shadowy stream, ov?
er a half million men. Some French
officers told us that they had never
seen such concentration since Ver?
dun, if then.
"The next day, the 18th of July, we
marched ahead through a jamb of
troops, trucks, etc., and came at last
to a ration dump where we fell to
and ate our heads off for the first
time in nearly two days. When we
left the men had bread stuck on their
bayonets. I lugged a ham. All were
loaded down. Here I passed one of
Wnss'a Lieutenants with his hand
wounded. He was pleased as Punch
and told us the drive was on?the
first we knew of it. I then passed
a few men of Hunt's company bring?
ing prisoners to the rear. They had
a Colonel and his staff. They were
well dressed, clean and polished, but
mighty glum looking.
"We finally stopped at the fai end
of tiie forest near a dressing station,
where Hiicomb again took command.
This st?tien had been a big, fine stone
farm house, but was now a complete
ruin?wounded and dead lay all about
the place. Joe Murray came by with
his head nil done up; his helmet had
saved him. The lines hnd gone on
ahead, so we were quite safe. Had a
fine aero battle right over us. The
stunts that those planes did cannot
be described by me.
Field Covered With Dead.
"Late in the afternoon we advanc?
ed ngain. Our route lay over an open
field covered with dead. We lay
down a hillside for the night, near
some captured German guns, and
until dark I watched the cavalry,
some 4,000, come up and take posi?
"At 3:30 the next morning Sitz
woke me up and said We were to at?
tack. The regiment was soon under
way, and we picked our way under
cover of a gas-infested valley to a
town, where we got our final instruc?
tions, and left our packs. I wdshed
Summer good luck and wc parted.
"We formed up in a sunken roaii
on two sides of a valley that was
perpendicular to the enemy's front:
Hughes right, Iloleomb left, Siblej
puppert. We now began to get a fow
wounded; ono man, ?with ashen face,
came charging to the rear with shell
shock. Ho shook all over, foamed at
the mouth, could not apeak. I put him
under n tent and he acted as if he
had a fit.
"1 heard Lieutenant Overtoil call
to one of his friends to send a cer?
tain pin to his mother if he should
"At 8:30 we jumped otf with a line
of tanks in the lead. For two kilos
the four lines of marines were as
straight as a die, and their advance
over the open plain in the bright
sunlight was a picture I shall never
forget. The fire got hotter and hot?
ter, men fell, bullets sung, shells
whizzod-banged, and the dust of bat?
tle got thick. Overtoil was hit by a
big piece of shell and fell. After?
wards 1 heard he was hit in the
heart, so his death was without pain.
He was buried last night and the
"A man near me was cut in two.
Others when hit would stand it seem?
ed, an hour, then fall in a heap. I
yelled to Wilmer that each gun in the
oarage worked from right to left,
then a rabbit ran ahead and 1 watch?
ed him, wondering if he would get
hit. Good rabbit?he escaped.
"About sixty Germans jumped up
out of a trench anit tried to surren?
der, but their machine guns opened
up, we fired back, they ran, and our
left company after them. That made
a gap that had to lie filled, so Sibly
advanced one of his to do the job;
then a shell lit in a machine gun
crew of ours and cleaned it out com?
"At 10:.'l0 we dug in; the attack
just died out. 1 found a hole or old
trench, and when I was flat on my
back 1 got some protection. Holcomb I
was next me; Wilmer some way off. J
We then tried to get reports. Two
companies we never could get In '
touch with. Lloyd come in and re?
ported he was holding some trenches
near a mill with six men. Cates,
with his trousers blown off, said he
had sixteen men of various compan?
ies; another officer on the light re?
ported he had and could see some
forty men, all told. That, with the
headquarters, was all we could find
out about the battalion of nearly 800.
Of the twenty company officers who
went in, three came out, and one,
(Continued on Page -t.)
Fasting Brought the
to Quick Surrender
Hill Corner, a notorious character
of Graham, is confined in the Taze
well county jail awaiting the action j
of the Fenedarl Grand Jury on the
charge of having failed and refused
to register under the selective service
act. Corner i3 thirty-six years of
age, but is not willing to comply with
the Act of Congress in reference to
Any stale, federal or municipal law,
rule or regulation is odious to Bill.
For years the county and town of?
ficers have had trouble with him. It
seems that every time a warrant is
served on Bill he resists arrest, and
starts a fight, and the Graham offi?
cers understand that they must be
prepared to overpower him on every
occasion. Bill has loads of high tem?
per and n vioious disposition. In
these taentrums, seems to be ngnints
every man and thinks that every
man's hand is against him. On ono
occasion Bill is sad to hnve committ?
ed a misdemeanor in the town of
Graham, and before the officers could
get him he succeeded in reaching
his home, and barricaded himself in
the house, surrounded with artillery
of all kinds, and defied arrest, threat?
ening to kill any officer that attempt?
ed to come in after him. The officers
decided that discretion was the bet
tre part of valor and proposed an ar?
mistice. However, Bill refused to
consider an armistice, and thereupon
the officers made a strategic with?
On the present occasion Bill has
been confined in the Tazewell county
jail about thirtv days. During his
confinement he has shown his usual
obstreperous disposition, but on Tues?
day morning his loneliness got the
better fo him on account of having no
fellow prisoner to listen to his cussin',
so Bill decided to start something to
break the montony. He ripped off a
slat from his bunk and reached thru
the jeil bars and broke out the glass
in all of the windows and also broke
the window sash as well. He refused
to listen to reason and threatened to
kill every person that came around,
and was liberal in cussing and abus?
ing the officers. He refused to give
up the slat and threatened to kill the
jailor if be came in the cage to get
it, placing himself before the jail
door with, a piece of iron in his hand i
ready to strike. The Commonwealths
Attorney was sent for, and he went
to the jail, took in the situation, and
advised the jailor to let Bill keep his
weapons, stating that Bill owned real
estate, and was financially respon?
sible for any and all damage that
he had done or could do, and suit was
instituted immediately before a Jus?
tice of the Peace in the nnme of the
Board of Supervisors against Bill for
$100 damages. The jailor was also
instructed not to give Bill anything
fo cat until ho quited down. Bill,
no doubt, had undertaken to play
"crazy," and it was the idea of the
officers to test him, out.. When the
notice of the damage suit was serv?
ed on Bill and his meals discontinued,
Bill saw a "light," and since then he
has been as quiet an a lamb. After
missing three meals the jailor asked
Bill to hand out his wenpons and with,
this request he humbly complied.
When Bill sto.rted to play crazy it
never entered his mind chat he would
be liable for all damage he might do,
and have his rations taken away. He
is now as discreet in the language he
uses as the Superintendent of a Sun?
It seems that Bill is a hard work?
er and has accumulated some proper?
ty and while everything goes smooth-'
ly, he is all right, but when somebody
crosses Bill "the fat is in the fire."
FOR RENT OR SALE.
One good, eight-room dwelling with
outbuildings, well located, with elec?
tric lights, bath, closet, etc. Apply
W. E. Peery.
HE GOT ONE
Returned Hero of Chateau-Thie
ry Positive He Sent Hun on
His Way?Gas Worse Than
Hullets and Shrapnel.
Wiley Stowers, the Cove Creek boy,
who was mentioned in this paper sev?
eral weeks ago as having been wound?
ed in action in Prance, has been sent
home by the military authorities. He
reached his home ut Cove Creek last
week. He was in Tnzcwell last Sat?
urday and called at this ofllcc and
gave a grahpic account of bis part ill
the great battles that have been rag?
ing on the western front, in which
the American army has token a lend?
ing part. Stowers went to camp last
November, going first to Camp Lee,
and later to Camp Green, where he
was attached to the Third Division
and sent to France. He fought at
Verdun, on the Marne, and received
his wounds?three fingers shot from
his left hand, and a bullet hole thru
his leg, at the famous battle of Chu
teau-Thiery, where the Amei icans
turned the Huns back and saved Pa?
ris. Stowers was in the trenches for
sometime, and received his wounds
as he went over the top to repel an
advance of the Germans. His com?
pany were fighting the Huns at close
range, when a machine gun -on his
left opened up and killed and wound?
ed a large number of his company.
His "buddy," young Neal, of Cove
Creek, was killed in this battle. Stow?
ers' Captain was also bady gassed
and put out of the lighting in this
Stowers gave a vivid account of
the gas attacks, which they dreaded
more than any other thing, lie said
you could easily distinguish the ex?
plosion of a gas bomb from any oth?
er kind, the noise resembling very
much the bursting of a paper bag.
When this noise was heard you hail
about six seconds to get your gas
mask on. Three days in the front
line without relief, ration supply all
gone, water low, except what was
carried in canteen, German shrapnel
blowing up the "chuck" wagons and
killing the horses and drivers, and
preventing relief reaching them, was
one experience he bad which ho will
long remember. He was naked about
the water supply in the trenches, lie
said that all they have is what can
be carried in the canteens, and they
have to use the most of that to
shave with, in order that the gas
mask will lit close to the skin. He
knew of. instances, he said, where
men attempted to use gas masks
without having their faces cleanly
shaven, and ns a result, gas was get
between the mask and the .skin and
the wearer would become deathly
sick, and would vomit the mask full,
but could not remove it for to do so
would be sudden death. He said that
to go thru un attack of mustard gas
was fearful?it would burn any part
of the skin exposed, and would fre?
quently go through the fabric of the
clothes and burn worse than lire.
Stowers said that he killed only
one German outright that be is pos?
itive of. His company was advanc?
ing and the Huns were doing the
same. They met in No Man's Land,
and came to blows with bayonets and
lists. Stowers bayoneted one Hun,
who was sent to the ground kicking.
Stowers wears u gold bar on each
arm?one for service and the other
for wounds received. He is on a fur?
lough for thirty davs, and will re?
turn to Kahway, N. J., about the 110th
of this month and receive Iiis final
discharge from the service.
DEATH OF S. T. HAVES.
The sad dentil of S. T. Hayes oc?
curred last Thursday, and was caus?
ed by overturning of a load of corn
that caused the team to run away. He
lived only three hours after the ac?
cident. He was a well known citizen
of Mud Fork. A son of G. G. Hayes,
of Well Springs, Tenn., who was for?
merly a citizen of Tazewell county.
He was a father of nine children, two
of whom preceded him to the grave
some years ago. He leaves to mourn
the loss a wife and seven children,
five girls and two boys. One girl
married, Mrs. J. S. Pecry, of Steels
burg. Besides these he leaves an ag?
ed father and mother. Six sisters
and three brothers, Mrs. C. B. Bowl?
ing, Martcl, Tenn.; Mrs. Fred Slu.-.s,
Mrs. M. Barbec, Mrs. Robert Cbil
drcss and Mrs. A. E. Smith. Albert
and Edward Hayes, of Well Spring,
Tenn.; Mrs. F. M. Sluss, and E. H.
Hayes, of Mud Fork. He was a mem?
ber of Baptist church, converted in
189!t at the age of 22 years. Was
married Nov. 6, 18!?5 to Carrie L.
Peery, a daughter of W. W. Peery,
of Shraders. A FRIEND.
WHO IS MR. DALE?
The above inquiry is made by a
number of people. We know only
that- Mr. Dale is a Socialist, from
over about Mendota, Washington
County. No one here seems to know
anything about tho gentleman, fur?
ther than that he is a Socialist can
diate for Congress ligainsl. Mr.
Slemp. We dont know how old he is,
I but he has evidently not around -'the
age of discretion." Democrats and
Republicans alike will vote on the
5th for Mr. Slemp nnd Mr. Martin,
giving these faithful and loyal ser
! vants a vote of confidence. This is
not the time to be swapping horses.
Every voter in the county should
(cast his ballot on the 5th. Of course
\ Mr. Slemp will be re-elected as also
Mr. Martin, but every voter should
give the candidates ncarty endorse
? ment. Vote, everybody, next Tucs
I day and don't neglect to scratch Mr.
'.PLEASE BRING MY TOOLS HOME
i Mr. V. L. Stephenson complains to
this office that a large number of
' his tools have been borrowed and not
(returned. Step ladder, pipo wrench,
plane, hammers, and other tools are
included in the. list. Will the parties
1 who have borrowed these tools re?
turn them to Mr. Stephenson at once
as he needs them.
MIGHT LAN!) UP IN MORGUE.
Two men talking on the rear
platform of an East Tenth street car
were discussing the poor service and
how long it would take a person to
.get any place by depending on the city
cars, when cue of the men said that
he had heard of a quick way to reach
'the city hospital.
i He explained that while he wns
down town, a few days liefere, he had
overheard the conversation between
a man wdio w>.s evidently a s'ranger
and another man of Irish descent.
"Gould you tell me the quickest
way to get to the city hospital?" in?
quired the stranger.
"Sure," said the man of Irish de?
scent, "you walk one square east,
turn to your right and go one square
south. There you will lind a recruit?
ing station. Go in there and yell:
'Hurrah for the kaiser!' and when
you come to you will he in the city
The man who told the story said he
thought that was one wnv of reach- I
ing the city hospital in record-break
ing time, but his friend did not. agree 1
"Why don't you agree with me?"
asked the lirst man. "Don't you think
the plan a good one?"
"Oh, the plan is nil right." replied
his friend, "but I think the dorthin- |
lion is nil wrong. Any man going
into a recruiting station anil yelling 1
'Hurrah for the kaiser!' would mnko
a quick trip somewhere, but not to
the city hospital. I think he would
break all records getting into the city (
Than Ship Space
to Carry Them
Production of American aircraft I
has now reached a stage, where it is i
being limited practically only by fa?
cilities for transporting the airplanes
to France, according to an Assocint- |
ed Press report from Washington. |
The production of Liberty Motors
during the month of October reached
a stage of one thousand u week, a
goal which had not been hoped for
The latest ollicial compilations
show that, since dune 1 approximately
twenty-live hundred lighting airplanes
of all descriptions have been shipp?
ed to the American forces in France.
When it is realized that none of the
belligerents at any one time since the
beginning of the war has had more
than II,000 airplanes actually in ser?
vice, the significance of an Ameri?
can production of 2,600 planes in live
months becomes apparent. They in?
clude nearly one hundred and lifty
heavy bombers and the remainder of
all classes, including observation ma?
chines and day bombers. The Amer?
ican forces have been moving so rap?
idly during the last few weeks that
it has been necessary to give up to
other material, some of thu transpor?
tation space intended for airplanes,
but within the next few weeks the
full movement of aircraft is expect?
ed to be in swing again.
Reports show that there are more i
American airplanes awainting ship- '
ment at points of embarkation than
could be loaded.
MR. LYNCH'S CONDITION.
When this paper went to press late
yesterday (Thursday) afternoon Mr.
D. W. Lynch's condition was reported |
"about the same." His condition has !
been critical for several days, and his i
death at any time would he no sur?
prise. This opinion is founded upon
statements ? made by those who have
visited the home and not unou ollicial
Mr. Lynch's family und friends
cling to the old adage "as long as
there is life there is hope." The en- 1
tire community hopes and prays that ,
the life of this good and useful eiti- I
sen may not be cut oir now, in his '
WEST POCAIIONTAS NEWS.
Rig Vein, Oct. 2!).?The school at
this place, which was closed for a
while on account of the influenza, has
Mr. Sam Berbett, who has been ill
with rheumatism, has returned to his
There have been forty-seven cases
of influenza in our camp, but all is
better at this writing.
It seems that the Christian people
here do not tnke the interest in vis?
iting the sick that they should. Whole
familes have been prostrated at this
place and no one to nurse them and
no one to give tJiem as much as a
drink of water. The writer knows of
n case or two that had to crawd to
get coal and water to drink- I think
that is ia shame in a Bible land that
Christian people cant visit and ad?
minister to the helpless.
Ye eat the fat and ye cloth with
the wool, ye kill them that are fed,
but ye feed not the flock. Ezek. 34-8.
Christianity is best known by the
nets of those who profess it. The
same God that is able to keep from
sin is also able to keep from disease.
S. E. Grouch and his whole family
have had influenza, but are able now
to be out again, we arc glad to say.
Mr. S. B. Maxcy has been.quite busy
for a few days attending to the work
at the mine. His foreman, W. B. Bur?
ton, has been sick with the grip, but
is some better at this writing.
Mr. John Catron was visiting in
Graham last Sunday.
Sergeant Quigley, of the Canadian
Army, who wns wounded in France
last April, gave a veyr interesting
lecture here last Monday night to a
very large audience.
Mr. Saunders, of Bluefleld, was a
visitor to our camp last Tuesday on
A PATRIOTIC CITIZEN.
DR. THOS. F. STUART DEAD.
Mrs. Gussie Bowen received word
last week of the denth of her brother,
Dr. Thos. F. Stuart, of Huntington,
W. Va. Dr. Stuart lived here for a
short time some thirty years ago,
and will be remembered by the older
citizens. He had a lnrge practice in
Huntington and contracted the dread
disease, influenza, while minintering
to his patients. He is survived by
his wife; his only daughter having!
preceded him some years ago.
HER 1. 11)18.
Americans Gathered in 51 Ger?
mans With Bail of Bread and
Tobacco?They Wanted to
Return, But Not Yet.
The American Armies in Prance
now coual among their prisoners !>l
members of the second German land
wehr, who are the most sadly disillu?
sioned men of the German emperor's
army. Cho still are convinced that
they were played a shabby trick in
being taken prisoner, though they nre
quickly becoming reconciled to their
lot by their generous rations of food.
The Germans' for several days had
been coming unarmed out of the r
trenches, creeping forward to a point
inidwnj between the two lines, where
they had been given bread by the
Americans. The donors, they told
an American intelligence ofllcor, wore
crosses on their shoulders.
The other dny when they came over
thoy wer told that the next time each
man would receive live sucks of to?
bacco instead of one sack. The oppor?
tunity was too good to be lost ?ud in?
stead of groups of three, four and
live, as heretofore lifly-one men
came in a group eager for the to?
bacco and food.
The Germans were hospitably re?
ceived and were divided into small
groups and invited to come to anoth?
er shop where they would he given
The shop proved to be an intelli?
gence officer of Hie American divis?
ion, where the landwebrs were in?
formed that they .-ere prisoners.
The Germans indignantly demanded
to be sent back to their lines imiiu,
diutely together with their rations
of live sacks of tobacco and broad.
Fur a long lime they could not be in?
duced to see why they had been
betrayed, but they gradually came to
renounce their demand that they be
returned, when they saw the treat?
ment accorded by the Americans to
the other prisoners. The landwebrs
will receive their extra rations as
SIDNEY WITTEN DEAD.
Sidney A. Witten, son of the late
Robert Witten, died of pneumonia
last Saturday night ut the home 01
his mother, in Witten Valley, a few
miles West, of town.
The funeral and burial took place
on Monday in the family burial
ground. Rev. W. W. Arrowood and
Rev. .1. N. liar man conducted the
service. The young man, in the early
20's, was of a quiet disposition mid
exemplary character, and will be grc
viously missed from bis home and in
the Circle of bis friends und asso?
IHK "FLU" RAGING AT RAVEN.
News reaches town (hat the in
fiuenzu epidemic is raging at Raven
and Community. There were two
deaths in the family of Mrs. George
Hall last Friday- Mrs. Hall mid her
little grand-daughter, Elois M<
Gtothlin. 'I'cn deaths, besides the two
mimed have occurred, and new cases
are reported. The Miners and Farm?
ers' Store has been closed for some
time on acoiint of illness f the clerks.
A number of cases are reported at
The epidemic of influenza seems to
be subsiding in the neighborhood of
Graham and in Ulueficld. In this
county there are a large number of
cases?few of them serious.
The family of W. A. Harns, every
member of which, including father
and mother, have been ill but are get?
ting well. Young Dan Angles fami?
ly have nil been sick, hut are get?
ting well. The encouraging Hewn
comes from Baptist Valley that Mrs.
John Whitt, whoso life was despaired
of, is well on the road to recovery.
The physicians have been kept go?
ing, night and day, for sometime, and
are still busy, but no very serious
cases are reported.
Every precaution should be taken,
however. As long as there is a sin?
gle case in the town or county there
is danger of the disease spreading.
THE CLEVELAND TRACTOR.
Before buying a farm tractor, re?
gardless of price, you must see the
"Cleveland" crawl type tractor do?
ing work, overcoming difficulties you
think cannot be overcome by nny
trnctor. Absolutely only type adap?
table in this section for ploughing,
etc., as well as all stationary work up
to 20 h. p.
Remember your tractor should last
a lifetime. Invest your money ac?
cordingly. Will freely give demon?
stration at any time.
S. J. PETERS.
Cleveland tractors, Oliver farm and
tractor ncessories at a savbig.
HUSBAND AND WIFE DEAD.
Mrs. Newton Grubb died at her
home in Thompson Valley yesterday
morning, about 0 o'clock. Her death
was sudden and unexpected. She had
been sick for sometime, with influen?
za, but was thought to be improving.
Her husband died last Saturday of
pneumonia, following influenza.
Every member of his fnrnily have
been ill. A son, about 10 years old,
has been delerious for several days,
: .id iot expei ted to recover.
Mr. Ellis Lee, who married a sister
of Mrs. Grubb, said he will take the
twins, a boy and girl, aged about
li years, and a boy about 7, to his
home and care for them. Ho has no
children of his own. And so the "wind
is tempered to the shorn lambs."
WARNER SERIOUSLY ILL.
Mr. E. IT. Warner was here yes
?n ? und renorted his son ill in a
hospital at Charlottcsville, but not
seriously .so at last reporLs.
Later?Mr. Warner received a mes
is!:ge late Wednesday afternoon slat?
ing that his boy had developed pneu?
monia and to "come at once." He
left on the next train. >
INFLUENZA ON CLINCH.
Gratton, Oct. 28.?Mr. J. W. Yoal
received ? message to como to Key?
stone to see Iiis son, Clarence who
was very ill with influenza.
Miss Baltic Hauer lias boon very
ill. but is some better.
Mr. Willie Gilpon, from Blueflold,
was at home Friday to see bis moth?
er, Mrs. Viey Gilpin,
Nannie Yost is very sick at Ibis
writing with influenza and Willie Re
pass, who has bad it is some better.
Mr. Uowen Rcpass was at homo a
few days to see his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. H. P. Uepass.
Mr. Marvin Burton and bis sister,
Kiln, are both very sick with Hid in?
Miss Ethel Buchanan is no better.
All of Ml. Olivet regret the loss
oT their friend, Miss denn Ronnie,
who died and was buried last Tues?
day at ML Olivet. She was such a
bright, cheerful young girl.
GUAM AM NOTES.
The funeral and burial of II. Wade
Leavers, wdio died at his home In
Graham last Saturday morning, oc?
curred Sunday at II a. in. A large
crowd was present at the burial. The
llluofleld Lodge of Elks ofllcinlcd.
Mr. Heavers had many friends in
The remains of Kiel Stcphenson,
the 12-year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. M. Stcphenson, who died Saturday
morning of pneumonia, were laid to
rest in the Maple Hill cemetery at
Graham Sunday afternoon. Hev. C.
Bailey, of Davy, was in charge of the
service. Mr. Stcphenson, the father
of the dead hoy, is also ill with the
Rev. .lohn A. Tale, former pastor
of Graham Christian church, since
located in Richmond has entered the
army as chaplain, und bus been sent
to Camp Eustis, Vu.
It. It. Williamson has returned In
his home in Graham from Imltimoro,
where he has been taking treatment.
His health is said to be improved,
Miss Katherlne Spraehcr, who has
been attending Woman's College, at i
Salem, bus returned to her home in
Graham, Oll account of the influenza
What the Women
Did in the Last
In the recent Liberty Loan ('am
pnign, i he Woman's organization of
the county sold bonds to the amount
This amount was secured in the
different banking districts as fol?
Mrs. W. K. Spratt. was chairman
of the Richlands district; Mrs. W.
R. Sheets was chairman of the work
at Pocahonlas, and Miss Nan Crock?
ett was chairman at. Graham.
There were active solicitors in the
different sections of the county, mill,
in many lucalties, a house to house
canvass of the women was made with
the result that ipiile a number of
bonds were secured by these work?
ers that, would not have been .secur?
ed but for the VVoinans Organization. I
The women of Tazewell county
have devoted much lime and effort in
all lilies of war work and they are
entitled to recognition for their un?
tiring efforts and the result of their
NOTES OF NORTH TAZEWELL.
Mr, Thos. P. Sisk the ongincor of
the Tazewell Electric Light and Pow?
er Company, is extremely ill at his
home at North Tazewell. A repre?
sentative of this paper was informed
on Wednesday afternoon that be was
not expected to live. lie h:.R devel?
oped pneumonia, after more than a
week's illness, most of which time
he has been delirious. At. this writ?
ing, Wednesday afternoon, little hope
is entertained of his recovery.
".lack" Whilley has recently added
the addition of a large room to his
store building, more, than doubling
his floor space. He was in the city
of Minefield on Wednesday when the
News man called. Mrs. Whilley has
given much of her time recently to
helping the Sisk family in their dis?
tress. All the family have been sick
and no outside help was obtainable.
Mrs. Whitley has been acting the
part of the Good Samaritan.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Dickinson
have not escaped, but their attack
was very slight, and they are both
.lohn Peery, a colored citizen of
North Tazewell, lost, bis wife Wed?
nesday by pneumonin, following an
attack of influenza. The colored
population of the community have
not suffered from the epidemic gen?
erally, but it seems to be spi ending
among them there and in parts of
Hen Warren, the North Tazewell
barb r, who emigrated from this town
thither several months rgo, is on the
job. His family have moved to Blue
field for the purpose of getting their
older children in the High School
there. Hen feels now "like one who
trends alone, some banquet ball de?
RUNNING A GREAT RISK.
Opening the churches, school, pic?
ture show, etc. next week is running
c. risk. No one of course can say
what will be the result.
There may be no spread of the epi?
demic. Certainly every possible pre?
caution and strict care should be im?
posed. This town has not suffered
as greatly as have other towns, due i
no doubt to extra precautions taken.
The authorities have seen fit to take
the lid off, and should now go as for
as possible to prevent, any bad re?
NOTICE TO TAZEWELL RIFLES.
The regular weekly drills of tho j
Tazewell Rifles will be resumed next,
Tuesday night at the usual hour.
A. C. BUCHANAN,
We can do your printing.
$1.50 PER YEAR
THE LID IS
Hoard of Health Removes All
Restrictions Against Gather?
ings and Schools, Churches,
Etc., Will Reopen.
A meeting of the Bonrd of Health
yesterday morning resulted in the
order lining the ban on churches,
schools, etc., and ns a consequence tho
High School will reopen Monday, Hor?
aces will bo held in the churches on
Sunday and the picture show will re?
sume operations. The copy of the
order of the Board of Health is as
"At. a meeting of the Board of
Health October Illst, it was decided
to open all churches on Sunday, No?
vember 8rd, and nil other places af?
fected by previous quarantine on
Monday, Nov. 4th. with the exception
of the colored school, which will bo
closed another week on account of
cases of influenza in close proximity
to the school.
"The doctors of the Town are re
qucsled to report all cnr.es occurring
in their practice to the Secretary of
the Hoard of Health and direct chil?
dren in families having the Influenza
to remain nt home. No children from
families now having th0 disease or
who have not been well of the dis?
ease for one week will be allowed to
"BOARD OP HEALTH.
A. C. Buchannn, Isaac Polrco,
Oclober SI, 1018.
MISS JESSE SAKE AND WELL.
Judge s. o. Graham received u ca?
blegram yesterday morning, which
"Prance, Oct. !I0, 1018.
"S. C. Graham, Tazewell, Vn., USA.
The message was from Misw Jes?
sie Gmham, a member of the V. M.
P. A. overseas forces from America.
Miss Graham sailed from Qlicboc sev?
eral weeks ago.
Sllori.l) ESTABLISH A QUAR?
A good Citizen of this community
says: "I think you do well in In?
sisting upon a strict, quarantine for
this town against outside Iowas, go?
ing and coming. The only way in the
world to stamp out an epidemic as
a rule is by isolation and quaran?
tine People ure coining hero ev?
ery day from infected districts," ho
unld. "Tho Aral case we bad hero
was brought hero from somewhere.
When the lirsl case or cases broke
cut. in camp a rigid, strict quaran?
tine might have saved the lives of
hundreds o four young men. Keep
people from infected districts out
of town for u wdiile, and also estab?
lish u quarantine of the fainilieH
who have the disease." "Closing tho
churches, schools nnd picture shows,
is alright," he said, "hut, to allow
coughing and sneezing people tho
free streets, street curs and post of
ficcs will spread (he disease. Better
quarantine for a while than to have
to call for doctors mid the undertak?
The Clinch Valley News bus call?
ed attention to this matter hereto?
fore. If i. upon to the Board of
Health and the town council. In the
meant ime, let every precaution be
POUNDING MILL NEWS.
Pounding Mill, Oct. 30.?Wo nru
having lobs of rain nnd Clinch river
is past fording. We need that bridge
Miss Rebckall Davis was looking nf
tor being built a year or ho ago.
Misses Ilagar und Moore returned
from Meadow View Sunday and op?
ened school .Tuesday.
Quite a number of Influenza cases
since last week. Some of them are:
MisHes Margaret und Kate Hurt, Goo.
Hurt, Miss Mary B. Gillespie, Mr.
und Mrs. Henry Shmnblin, all recov?
ered; others who have it are Mrs.
George Hrusler, Mr. and Mjrs. Gus
Christian* children, Mrs. Ira Simp?
son and daughter, Miss Mary Jane
and two other children; he- daughter
Mis. Garland Holbrook nnd four of
her children; Mr. George Potts, Mrs.
I.eon Simpson, Mrs. Alex Beavers;
(her second Beige); Mrs. George
Qucscnborry nnd Mrs. Louisa Cruey.
Miss Lois'Hurt returned Sunduy
to New River to resume her school
Mrs. W. B. Steele ."pent Thurs
dny and Friday with her mother,
Mrs. Jane A. McGuire und sister,
Miss Pearl, of Cedar Bluff. They
have both had light attacks of influ?
enza which bus left Mra. McGunro
with a bad cough. Mr. and Mrs| Jim
McGuire and two children, J. Ed. and
Kyle, T. A. McGuire nnd Mrs. C. T.
Fields, others of the McGuire fami?
ly, have the disease.
Mr. and Mrs. Pryor returned home
last week, Mr. Pr'oyr having recov?
ered from influona. They live in tho
eastern part of the State.
Mrs. R. L. Houchins and little
daughter, of Cincinnati, nnd mother,
Mrs. Robert M'cGraw, of Steelsburg,
were here this morning. Mrs. Houch?
ins, after a few days visit, left on
No. 12 today to visit Mrs. M. W.
Gose. She has two sons in France;
one has been in several big battles.
Their friends here wish them a safe
Mrs. Susan Ringstnff returned on
Friday from several days visit to her
daughter, Mrs. Will Mulkey at Put?
nam. She reports her grand-daught?
er, Miss Callie Mulkey, as recovering
Mr. James Mulkey has been at his
home the past week suffering from
n lame back.
Mr. and Mrs. Jnmes Altlzer and
children spent from Thursday to last
Monday in Crockett's Cove visiting
Mrs. Altizer's parents, M.T. and Mrs.
Pruett. , _ ,
Mc3srs. John D. Gillespie and John
Moore, of Tazewell, are doing some
work lor John B. Gillespie.
Engraved cards at this office,
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