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nroll RED CROSS ROLL CALL Campaign to Start on the Kith to Secure Members ? Chair? man Higginbotham Appeals to County Officers. The following appeal and directions have been issued to the twelve branches of the Tuzewell County Chapter of the Red Cross by Mr. A S. Higginbotham, the county chair? man and director of the Red Cross Christmas Roll Call Drive: The success in Tazewcll county of the campaign for membership in the Red Cross Christmas Roll Call rests sind depends wholly upon the worK and activities of the twelve auxiliar? ies or branches as heretofore organ? ized and officered. It devolves upon your branch and officers to meet and organize for the work at once. Get your quota of the supplies advertise the drive in your loculity with the posters, etc., and select and appoint your local captains, committtfcs and workers. This drive c:ui only be di? rected by nie through the avenue of the present officials of each Auxil? iary and as the Tazewell County chairman and director of the Xmas Roll Call drive for membership, 1 ask that the officers of your branch take up the work diligently at once. Organize as you think liest under the conditions in your locality for pushing the work, select and appoint your captains, committees and work iCrs and get them going, and have your ?ecrelary and treasurer report io in?; t*/ice next week, which I think will be iufljeiont, at the end of the third and sixth day of the drive, so that I can report to the division head? quarters at Washington. The "Plan Book" I sent your branch last week gives full particulars, cx ?plnnKtlrtns and instructions for this work, and in short, it is simply a (drive during the week of December }6-25th for membership, so as 10 give every person "with a heart and a dol? lar" a chance to no .v join or renew find K"t his or her name on the Red Crosg Christmas Roll Call. Only those joining DOW, or from September 1st, JIMS, get their names on this Roll Call, us vug find explained in the "Plan Book." On account of the "flu," there will doubtless be no spenking, unless you arc abel to get it done locally by some one of your own selection and ar? rangement, but it is through the per? sonal work and activities of the coih mjttees and workers, selected and put to work by your branch officers, that the men and women in your commu? nity can be reached and solicited and enrolled. 1 hereby call and urge upon you find your fellow officers of your aux? iliary to attend to and take charge of andldircct zealously this work and drive in your locality, and get ready .and going in full blast early Monday morning, the ICth, and allow no let? up in your earnest endeavors for membership throughout the week. Your faithfully, A. S. HIGGINBOTHAM, Chairman and Director. WEST POCAjHONTAS. Big Vein, Dee. 11.?Noah Ball died here last Friday of influenza and was buried Saturday at Boissevainc. Walter Lethco, of Boissevaine, was ?visiting the sick folks in our camp last Sunday. Mr. Leathco has been very much missed here since he mov? ed away to Boissevaine. We are al? ways glad to see him come, notwith? standing the fact that he is always in a hurry. Mrs. Lizzie Phipps, who has beei. very sick with appendicitis and in rluenzn, is some better at this writing. Wold reaches us that Mr. Henry Ball died last night. He and his wife have been very low for several days and not expected to live, A baby was born to them yesterday, but was ?lorn dead. Mrs. Ball is not expected to live. Mr. Ball is a brother of Noah Boll, who died last Friday. It is very sad, indeed, the condition this fami? ly is in. There are no new cases of influen? za in our camp and all the sick are getting better. The infant child of Homer Steven? son died here last Saturday night and was buried Monday at this place. Mr. J. G. Benninghove has had a very severe attack of influenza, but is some better at this writing, but not out of danger. G. S. Barton and family all of whom have had the influenrr., arc convales? cent. J. T. J. Ashley, of West Va., was in our camp last Tuesday talking business to our mine foreman. _ Louis Demchock, our electriciun, is sick with the flu. He has been re? ported as not in a dangerous condi? tion. Mr. S. B. Maxey was in Pocahon tas last Tuesday night attending the Masonic Lodge. 1 Jnmes O'Neil, our jolly Irishman, denies the charges preferred against him by S. E. Crouch. Jim says he is not guilty of the offense as it is a civil case. We pnss it on. GRATT?N NEWS. The influenza seems to 7iave hit this vicinity, but it don't seem to be in t. very bad form. E. C. McFarland Tias been laid up with the "flu" followed with pneumo? nia, but is improving rapidly. Slim Burton, of Keystone, was at home the most of last week. Ho has had the flu and was much improved when he went away last week. W. R. Catron is at home now juts getting over the flu. Mrs. Blackwell, of Graham, is vis? iting her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Bur? ton this week. She says the flu is rag? ing in Graham, many deaths hnving resulted from it. We had our first quarterly meeting Saturday and Sunday last, hnd good preaching and very good crowds, the flu kept many folks away. Dr. Crowe ID 1845. ?S 1 preached Saturday morning. The Concord people have made a wonderful improvement on the inside of the church, plastering-, etc., having been done. Mr.a Bettle Kelly, who hns been with her mother, Mrs. Peck several months .returned to her home in Sev? en Mile Ford last week. ?Jim Bourne, son of Robert Bourne, has influenza, but is improving. Tom Yost came home from Key? stone last week with the flu. Bowen Repass, of Btucfield, spent last week with homefolks, returning Sunday. Mrs. Henry Young is recovering from the flu. She only had a slight at? tack. Mrs. Hallcy Bourne is visiting her mother, Mrs. Gilpin this week. TA N N ERSVILLE NOTES. It was with deep regrc that the many friends of Wiley Shoffey Neel, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ncal, ol Asberry's, learned that that he had made the supreme sacrifice in France. i He was the lirst and only one report? ed as yet from this section to give their lives on the battle line. He was a young man of unusual integrity, courteous, popular and a favorite ot his associates. It is a consolation to his family that his life was not given in vain. We sympathize with his pa? rents in their deep grief. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Asbury receiv? ed a telegram last week from their son, Rees P., in San Antonio, Texas, that he was seriously ill with influen- j za. Later advices are l)iat hs is bet- I tcr. Walter S. Patrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Patrick arrived home Fri? day from Battery E. o-lth reigent, of the C.A. His regiment was pre? pared to sail when the armistice wa ?> signed and the order to sail rescind? ed. Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Holmes receiv? ed a card Monday fror.i their son, Sergeant E. A. Holmes in France dated Nov. 11th, saying all is well. This was the first news from any of the boys from this section since the hostilities ceased. Miss Irene T*-dor, of North IIol ston, was the weekend guest cf Miss Grace Rimmer.. Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick, of the Broadford, were the guests of rela? tives here Sunday. R. W. Holmes and sons, Edward and Charles were visiting here Sup day. Misses Grncie Rimmer, Irene Tay? lor and Annia Hilt were guests of rs. I. L. Patrick Saturday night. J. P. Holmes was business visitor to North Holston Monday. The Red Cross ladies of this place made a quilt at their work roomu on Saturday, which will be disposed of for the benefit of the Red Cross. POUNDING MILL NOTES. We are having a down-pour of rain this morning. The weather has been very warm for a few days. P. H. Williams, the venerable ex superintendent of schools, is in town. , C. M. Hunter visited homefolks at Roanoke the last of the week and while away visited his sister, Mrs. Ferguson at Richmond, who hud the misfortune of having her fingers cut off in a husking machine ami is in a hospital in that city. Mr. and Mrs. John B. Gillespic and baby Catherine expect to go to Wit tens Mills this afternoon to spend a couple of days with parents, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Gillespie. The following persons visited Mro. Jane McGuire and Miss Pearl Mc Guirc Sunday afternoon, viz: Mrs. W. B. Steele, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Gil? lespie, and baby, Dora Newman of this place and Mrs. James E. Mc? Guire, and little son, Jnmes Fleet, of Cedar Bluff. They found Mrs. Mc? Guire complaining ouite a bit with rehumatism, while Miss Pearl was quite hoarse. Rev. Joseph Graham, of Maxwell, I billed his usual appointment Sunday night at the Union cnurch. His ser? mon was found in James 4 chapter, 1st and second verses. He was the guest of W. B. Steele. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Altizer and Mr. Alex Beavers attended the burial on Sunday of their grandfather, Thomas. Altizer at Gillespie. He was 89 years of age and had influenza. His wife died a week before. He was twice married and was the father of four? teen children. His first wife was a Miss Beavers; his last Miss Nuckles. W. B. Grecar conducted the burial service. Mrs. C. H. Traycr and Mrs. W. B. Steele attended the Womans Mission? ary meeting today at Mrs. W. B. Greear's at Climekf. A number of oth? er ladies of the community were pres? ent also. Re-election of officers and other business was attended to. A most excellent dinner, consisting of a 22-pound turkey and other dainties was served. Many ladies were pre? vented from attending the meeting cn account of the rain and tho "flu." The next meeting will be held at Mrs. I Masy's at Cliffield. Mrs. Julia Williams, of Richlnnds, was circulating among old friends and neighbors Monday. Mrs. Henry Christinn is in Lynch burg visiting relatives. Samuel, the little three-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robin? son, is recovering from the influen za, the only case we know of in the vicinity. Baylor Pructt, bookkeeper for the Clinch Valley Extract Co., of Tip Top, is spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pruett. NOTICE TO BEBTORS AND CRED? ITORS. All persons indebted to the late J. Harvey Prophet, or to whom he was indebted, will come forward and set? tle same at once. ROY T. WHITE, Admr., J. Harvey Prophet, Deceased. Richlands, Va., Dec. 13-4t. W. C. T. U. MEETING. The Woman's Christian Temperance Union will meet Tuesday, the 17th., at three o'clock with Mrs. W. G. O'Brien. Members are requested to bo present. MRS. J. A. LESLIE, Secty. TAZEWELL, VIR? Dear Reader iMiWi: mug i DR. WALTER II. GREKVER HERE. Dr. Walter II. Grccver. Columbia South Carolina, spent a day or two in Taxewell this week, enrouto to Columbus Ohio, on business connected with a large fund being raised hy the Lutheran Church. He has Just fini? shed his work in connection with the big War Work Fund of the Luth? eran Church. The fund of $750,000 proposed went over the lop a half million dollars. And, by the way, jt may not be generally known that Dr. Groover has his second wife a Miss Umberger, originally from Wytheville. YOUNG WIFE DEAD. The remains of Mrs. W. H. Brown, daughter of the late .las. II. Painter, of Tazewcll, were brought hero for burial on Wednesday. The funeral rcrvice was held in the Presbyterian Church of which her father was for many years, a highly honored mem? ber, conducted by Rov, Mr. Irvin her pastor at Princeton, where she died, assisted by Rev. Mr. Gilmer. of Max Meadow. Deceased was married about a year ago to W. B. Brown, an elec? trician connected with the Virginian Railway, at Princeton. She was 25 years of age, and died of pnucmonia following influenza. She leaves only a husband. The following named members of the family were here to ntend the sad service: Mr. and Mrs. W. E Brown, parents of the husband of deceased, and brothers, W. G. Pain? ter, Slaunton, J. A. Painter, Radford; C. S. Painter, Kingsport, Tonn; W. L. Painter, Tazewcll; CP. Painter, Pear isburg: G. W. Painter, Camp Rar itan, N. J.; Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Wit? ten, Pcarisburg; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Neel, Bristol; Mrs. J. J. Eagg, Roa noke; G. W. Davis, and Mrs. Leta Hays, Rural Retreat. The remains-were laid to rest be? side her father, in Jeffcrsonville Cem? etery, 'Wednesday afternoon. "IT WAS GOOD TO BE THERE." Last Sunday I had the rare pleasure of eating a Sunday dinner in the hos pitnblc home of C. II. Reynolds, on Cavatts Creek, and a good dinner it. wns, "and don't you forget it." We had sausage and molasses and a whole lot of other things, only buckwheat cakes were shy, but hot biscuits and light rolls were fit for a king. I re? called a remark I heard n country preacher make once years and year ago,.at my mothers breakfast table. He was eating hot biscuits, butter and honey, and drinking rich sweet milk. He said between bites, "breth? ren, this is glorious. I feed that it is good to be here." I went over, after Sunday school, in a car, Philip Reynolds at the wheel. We had only two "blow outs," be? fore we got home?only two. It is one of the many mysteries of a car, that a tire will "shoot" on a perfectly rmocth road, and then shoot again before you get out of sight. But we got there nil the same. It has been a contention of mine all the, time, that auto tires should l.e made id' solid rubber. The riding might not be quite so easy, but the jars could be lessened by increasing the spring action. But, and here is the trouble perhaps, the tire people would sell fewer tires They have a bonanzn- now in the busi i ness, and are not at all distressed that tires blow oLt and wear out quickly and easily. It is said that Ford will put, or is now putting, mdid tires on his cars, and his ex? ample will be followed, and should \ be, and quickly too. ', Brcthor Reynolds and his wife's folks, too, have been Baptists and Democrats, from the beginning. Mrs. Reynolds is a Russell county Fuller, and true to type. The Reynolds fam? ily originated from East Virginia, years ago. The original Reynolds jived about nine miles from the city cf Richmond, moving to Russell , County in pioneer days. Charles camo to Tazcwell years ago, where he has prospered in more ways than one SIN!.A, FRIDAY, DECEMBE r , You 're Wanted He has run ml a family <>f rine child? ren, and has a large olucgmss farm and cnlLlc oil many hills. llis present commodious dwelling is built on the site of the one occupied by N. W. Kiscr where I first knew Cavallu ' icck. The old Reynolds home, where all (h? children were born except op?, still stands nearby, occupied I believe by a tenant. The original household, I wus told, was a l.,jj cabin, situated over in the meadow against a bill, la this house the first child Miss Barbara, now Mrs. Carr, of Tennessee, one of the best jouni; women who ever left Taze wcll, was bort). Thefe aru ft dnui;ht>-rM, two at home now. A sou, n promising young man died several years tigo lli:i place was taken and effectually filled by a nephew, Mr. Phillip Rey? nolds, who is a sub-boas, and a fine fellow, lie knows nil about turkeys, buys droves of them every year. It is said he has bought and shipped so many turkeys to market, that he is almost ashamed to look a turkey square in the face, Hut, the machine man, says, "cut it out," so, this gossip must slop short, right here. J. A. L. KEEP CAR WINDOWS OPEN. Several towns anil cities in this infected district, have ordered street ear windows to be kept open, as an additional precaution. To order that crowds must not assemble even in the open, and then permit people to puck in a tight, heated street car, is s< useless. The same order should be issued here. The street car, partic? ularly the !l o'clock trip from North Tazewcll, is generally rilled to the doors with pupils for school, and every door and window as tight as wax. The stuffy hot crowded car is unsanitary, and a little fresh air would help, and possibly prevent somebody taking the phi, particularly as North Tazewcll is an infected dis? trict. There is far less danger in a ventilated school room, picture show or church, than in a hot, crowded street cur, or in a crowded postoffice lobby, such as ours here several times a day. Por goodness sake let every precaution be taken to prevent the spread of the epidemic which had already killed more people in the United States than the German bul? lets killed in Prance. CREDLE-DANIEL. Miss Gracie Aurelia Daniel, daugh? ter of Mr. nnd Mrs. D. B. Daniel, of Horsepon, and Chaplain Fennor X. Credle, of Newburn, N. C., Stationen at Camp Leo, were married in the Christian Church last Sunday after? noon at 3:30, by the pastor. Ucv. Dr. W. S. Billiard in the presence of a large number of relatives of the bride and groom and interested friends. Mr. Robert C. Daniel, of llorsepen, was best mnn and Miss Anna E. Dan? iel, Maid of Honor. Miss I'earl Dan? iel was bridesmaid. II. Claude Pobst and W. B. Leslie were ushers. The bride carried a bouquet of Ophelia roses and orchids, and the brides? maids Stanley roses, which were fur? nished by Blnckistonc, of Washington, D. C. Mrs. A. G. Russell played the wed? ding march and the accompaniment for the beautiful sojo by Mrs. A. S. HJgginbothani. After the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Credle and party repaired to the home of Dr. and Mrs. D. R. Johnson, where supper was served, after which they took the train for a visit to Lynch burg Norfolk and Washington. JOHN WYNN LEAVES TAZE WELL. A note received recently states that Mr. John Wvnn has sold his home in Baptist Valley, and mofrod to Cambria in Montgomery County. His friends nnd neighbors give up this good fumily with regret. Redeem your W. S. S. Pledge. R 13, 1918. f on the Phone PIEDMONT IIUSINE8S COLLEGE, INC. Witntod: Ambitious educated stu? dents lo (itiulify r?tr rosponniblc po? sitions. Salary gunrniitcnd, $100011 to $1800, ''ivjl Scrvicu niitl Comtnorcinl pnsiltoit.s for students from ID schools. Toil ion paid from Hitlnry. Train fnre paid from homo. 5200-lingo catalog ami attractive propositions for en? rollment .Ian. (!. SAM JACK MUS1CK, I'h, II. Prcs iilenl nnd Owner, Lynehburg, Vu, 12 IK :it MKS. J. A. PUCKETT DEAD. Mrs. J. A. Puckelt tiled at her home in Gniham on Monday of pneu? monia, following un nlnck <? f influ? enza, lie:.ides a husband she leaveA a family of eight, children. J. A. Puckelt moved from Thompson Val? ley to Graham only about a month or ho ago, apt) engaged in the mer? cantile business, lie was for years a successful merchant in Thompson Valley, in the firm of Puckctt Mall hews ami Co. His wife was a miss Matthews, of Thompson Valley, and j was about 37 years of age at time ol her death. Mr.Puckctts many friends I sympathize deeply in the affliction which has befallen him and his fam? ily. The remains of Mrs. Puckctt in? terred in Graham cemetery. TAZEWELL CONGRATULATED. Mr. T. A. Itepnss, Jr. of Tazcwcll, Treasurer of the War Work Fund of the county, has received the following I commendable letter from Mr. Robert M. Kemp, Stute Treasurer of the War Fund: "Your letter of December f?th en? closing check for $15,500.00 collec? tions of TaZCWell county to be cre? dited to the United War Work cam? paign received. This has been cre? dited and anil official receipt will be mailed you in a few days. You are certainly to be congratulated on the very splendid showing which your county made. It is just such interest and help of yours that has madw this enmpaign such ngreat success." WHAT ABOUT YOUR PLEDGE? We ha,vc learned through the Trea? sury Department that u great many persons in Tazewell county who pledged themselves to purchase War Saving Stamps have failed to comply with their pledges, This, no doubt, has been from over sight antl not according to the terms of the pledges. All purchases of War Savings Stamps must be made before December Hist, the last day of this month. If you have not yet purchased as pledged will you not do so at once? Bear in mind that the 31st dny of December is the last day on which you can redeem your pledge. J. B. BOY ER, R. 0. CROCKETT. REV. MR. ABROWOOD RETURN-1 . ING. A letter received in this office thU ' week from Rev. Mr. Arrowood States that he will be in Tazewell next Sun tlay to fill his regular appointment. The Chaplain's school was schedule to close yesterday, he said. From the best information he had it was the opinion that the students in the school will be commissioned nnd placed in the reserve list. Iiis many friends in Tazewell will be delighted \ to know that he is coming buck. CHARLES MrCOY DEAD. The remains of Charles, the 16-year I old son of Mr. and Mia. Clmrle.i Mc? Coy, wore buried here last Sunday. He died of pneumonia, following in? fluenza. The family lives in the new' town of North Tazewell. There have be'< 'i many cases there, it is said, but only one death so far. The burial occurred Sunday after? noon in tho new cemetery, Rev. T. H. Campboll officiating. Y. M. C. A. QUOTAS AND SUB? SCRIPTIONS. Tito Uuilvil War Work quotas ami contributions for the county ia ua fol? lows: Allotment l'aid Tnzcwcll $1,060.00 $2,435.4C llorscpon, 160.00 128.12 Maxwell, 176.00 75.0( Tannorsville. 100.00 33.0ti Thompson Valley, 300.00 2I0.7C Tip Top. 300.00 144.0.1 Asborry, Itin.tu) 83.011 Cove Crock, Grattoti, 600.00 240.041 Pounding Mill, 40000 278.0(1 l.oeUhart's Chapel, 300.00 142.00 Benbow, 100.00 ir.(..7f. Cove. 700.00 170.00 PocnltOlltns ami Boissevaino, 2 200.00 11,804.01 Midway, 200.00 lll.Oti i'ichl- iid ?. 1,060.00 l,5.'M W> H.jrko's Garden 000.00 4110.70 Noilh Tn/.owcll, 700.00 718.05 Rliiustono, 400.00 07.00 Cedar Bluff, 800.0(1 260.76 Graham, 1,060.00 1,550.00 Palls Mills, 200.00 Raven. 700.00 TOTAL, $14,200 $15,074.30 Additional ru|M>rl!t are expected 'rix.i Tav.ewell anil Graham. _?_ 18 NEW SUBSCRIBERS AND ,?18. The thanks of this paper are ?lue and are. hereby extended to Mr:-. W. B, Steele, Pounding Mill, for a lifU of new subscribers received on yester? day. There were eighteen and a check for $1k.oo along with them, according to our offer of 1?hi week of the pa? llor in "blocks" for $1,00 per year to new subscribers, Mrs. Steele interested herself, spoke '.<? her neighbors about it .with th. above result Mrs. Steolu has been a faithful trie.id of (his pa pi ? for yean IS wall si;< a rhamplon of every good cause in soeinl and religions circles in her couuuunily, She has done ihm ??aper a great fuVOVi (and it ii not the 3rsl one) und ahm a favur to the a?'ghhoi u iitul friends by putting the .m i in I In. ir homes. Mrs, Steele and !n i eighteen friends pb use acoupt our moat grateful coitsldorutiun.?The Editors, COLORED WOMAN DICAIH. 'I in- re nnins of Julia Kostei, ?< far uier well known resident of this town, were brought hole from West Vir ginin for |)iirial, ua Wednesday. She was the wife of Ned Poster. PUCK ETI' AND MATTHEWS STORE BURNED. Troubles never come singly they say. Following immediately the death of Mrs. Puckoll, in Gralwiiu the news reached him (hat bl.t store house and property in 'I'hompsun Valley, was destroyed by fire. Tito fire occured on Tuesday night. The entire slock of goods, the furniture in the rooms adjoining- the store and above, occu? pied by Mr. Frnzicr Mjlllhcws and Iiis family mm u residence, were en tirely consumed, with several small buildings nearby. The fin, reports say originated in a room o'er the nlnre, just how, is not known. Tim property it is stated, was covered by Insuraiice to the umount of $3,000.00, in The Clinch Valley Insurance Agency, in Ibis town. THE NEWS AS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT. One of the best und most, sensible ladies of the town, Mrs. Ileverly Strns, called in the other day and or? dered the "News" sent a relative as u Christmas present Nothing for anything like the cost of $1.50 would be as highly appreciated. Every week the county paper gives the county news and keeps old friends and rela? tives in touch, as no personal letters can. Give your county paper as n Christmas present to your absent rel? ative or friend. HEAVY HOGS. Wm. E. Peery, one hog, dressed, net weight 1'i.H pounds. Also 2 hogs dressed by Mr. Bowman, net weight of the two, 1010 pounds. Mr. Bow? man's notes has been mislaid and the exact figures cannot be given. One hog weighed 530 the other a little less These two reports are the only ones received Somebody has been bluffed, it seems. Mr. Pecry, so far, has the blue ribbon. CHRISTMAS SALE. The Womnns Missionary Society of North Tazcwell will have on sale in the sample room of the Jeffersonvillc hotel .Saturday, December 21st, every? thing good for your Xmas dinner. Thuy will have cakes, large and small, pies, bread, dressed poultry, butter, eggs, salads, in fact almost, anything you want for a big Xmas dinner. The sale will begin promptly at 2 p. m. Everybody invited. Dont for? get the date. UNIVERSITY VIRGINIA NEWS LETTER. University, Vu., November 27th, 11)18.?Orders have just been re? ceived from the committee on edu? cation and special training of the War Department, directing comman? ding officers of all student army training corps units to demobolize and discharge the men, commencing December 1st, and continuing until December 21st. The University of Virginia an? nounces that all the regular courses, including the law department, will begin at the opening of the scconn term, January 2, and iontinue for six months. The Univorsity has arranged to give a full year's credit for nny academic subject to any student? whether previously registered or not --who completes satisfactorily the work in this six months period, and in addition will alow credit for the term's work completed in the stu? dent army training corps. It is probable that students who have served in the army, returning to the University, will be allowed credit in proportion to tho length of such service. $1.50 PER YEAH Cross SCHOOLS MAY CLOSE AGAIN Influenza Situation is Puzzling Authorities As to What Action Should Ho Taken in Slop? ping Spread of Disease. Mayor A. C. Buchanan .sni<l yester? day (lint it was probable the schools mill other public placoa would bo clos? ed, owing to the rapid spread of tho ! influenza. He said be tried to get iv meeting of the Board of Health on Wednesday evening, but tho doctors were loo busy visiting patients to at tend. The probability is that before t hose lines uro read, nil order will bu is? sued lo shut down. New Cases ol (he "Flu." There are a number of new eases of influenza in town and community. There are casoi in Lhu families of ?lames Boaeh, 11 S, Surface, J. S. Bot limoro, Hill Lipford, II. I*. Brittain, Alberl llngy, George I. -wis, J, A. Groover, ami possibly others. Mrs. .1 ami's Baach has been criti? cally ill at her homo the past week with pneumonia. Her condition wan Improved yesi onlay. j. Albert Hagy. the blacksmith, is ill at Ilia home here of pneumonia, following intln >iixa, which he is sup? posed lo have contracted mi the oc? casion iif hi son's wifo's burial at Graham, wh.i he ntfonded. At last Irepurl be Will doing well, and if is .?mid will recover. BETTER CLOSE DOWN. The majority of sentiment hero sueiiiH in in ii favor of closing down tin school nm ofhur public places of in el big. Bel or err f at all on tho safe side. 'the School Itoaid can close tho school any lime, irrespective of the Hoard of Hualth. At least one now ease v i i i*oported on yesterday among the school children, in thu family of A. (i. Bum.toll. The diseaso is spreading. Unless heroic measures are taken ii will continue lo spread. The doctors and undertakers uro busy, and will be more so unless thu epidemic can be stamped out. Public seutimeul is in favor of closing, and the School Hoard and Board of Health should not. run counter lo a public den.ami for the protection of* tho health and livus of their children, when the compulsory law compels uUemlniicu at school. Better shut down after today.?-Editor. The influonzn is said to be raging again in Graham. Minefield, Pocu honUiH, und also in other citicH in the Stale. The Graham schools havo closed down, ami extra precautions are being laben there, and in Pocil honlas also, lo chock and prevent tho spread of the disease. The dlsonSO la spreading in the town and comunlty. Cases are reported from different; sections of the county, There uro a number of eases more than at any time heretofore in this town. Thu Tl incase does not seem to be in a vi? rulent form, and no deaths are re? ported. Decline To Close Schools. Ilolh the town council und tho Hoard ol Health at. meetings hold recently to consider Ihn matter de? cided to keep "open houso" u whilo longer, and see what will happen. As one man puts it, "if the opidemiu breaks out among I he .'100 children of the high school, the authorities will meet again and if the Elu is very bad, the lid will be claimed on. Tho same old story," he said, locking tho door after tho horse is stolen." Tho cases already in town, and there, nro a number of them, are not of u bad type, it is stated. Many "bad colds" are pronounced influenza and amount to but little. Whether tho authorities have proceeded wisely or unwisely, remains to be seen. Whether pre? caution is better than cure, however, is not a question at nil. Time will tell. TA/EWELLS BOLL OK HONOR. The following casualties have been reported this week, of boys in tho county. _ Walter I. Jenkins, Pocahontns, Va. wounded in action. Arthur Wimmor, Palls Mills, Woun? ded. Sargennt Samuel E. Turner, Falls Milts, killed in action. Adam M. Lambert, West Graham, wounded. Walter C. Moore, North Tazuwcll, slightly wounded. Prazler B. McMeans, Burke's Gar? den, killed in action. This information came to Taxewell several weeks ago. Newton 11. Edwards, gassed in action. Parents notified several weck3 ago. Sergeant B. M. Russell, Indian, slightly wounded. This informntion came to Russell's parents somctimo ago. Wiley H. Slower", Cove Creek. Ho has been at his home here for tv/.i months. Stowers was wounded in action. Fred Thomas Nash,' Weest Gra? ham, slightly wounded in action. Floyd II. Stevens, Tip Top, slight? ly w>undcd in action. "PUBLIC &ALE." "The undersigned will sell at auc? tion 12:0u Noon, January 10th, 1919, on the Tri-State Siding, of the Big Creek Branch, about Tinlf mile from Station nt Richlands, Virginia, one carload scrap rails, originally shipped by tho Roanoke Scrap iron and Metal Company, from Roanoke, Vn., March 2Gth, 191S, consigned to R. L. Jen? kins, Zcnl, Virginia, shipment having been made in N. Y. C. car 34797C. , Sale being made for freight and I accumulative charges, in nccordnncc I with Section 1291-C Pollard's Code [ of Virginia. Norfolk and Western Railroad Par I Pete Tivens, Agent. W. S. Penn, Auc? tioneer.