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Well Known Graham Lawyer
Succumbs After Illness of
Only Eew Minutes?Burial
at Graham Home.
The announcement that J. W. Hicl;s
the well known attorney of Graham,
was dead, came us a great shock to
his friends here last Monday. A few
days ago he was here on business,
apparently in bis usual health.
On last Monday morning he left
his home in Graham for Princeton,
W. Va., on professional business. On
his way to the depot in Bluefield he
fell in the street and died instantly.
The funeral and burial took place on
Wednesday in Graham. Besides a
wife, who was a Miss Grayson, sis?
ter to Mrs. Wm, H. Werth, of this
town, he leaves two daughters and
one son. viz: Miss Mittie Hicks, Mrs.
?W. F. Cook, of Mutcwnn, and Ward
Hicks; two sisters, Mrs. Mills, Tenn?
essee; Mrs. Conley of West Virginia
und a brother, Kev. W. W. Hicks.
He v.-as well known in this section,
having been a prominent practitioner
at this bar for years. Among his
brethren of the legal profession he
was highly respected.
In the Methodist church in his!
home town of Graham, lie was prom?
inent as a leader ant! worker, who
could be relied upon ut any and all
times to perform his full duty. He!
was a quiet, unassuming man, gen-1
inl, courteous and kind, a man of the '
strictest integrity, Such a man is ne-|
cessarily missed, and his death leaves I
a vacancy not easily tilled. He was!
06 years of age.
His bereaved family have the sym-!
pilthy of a wide circle of friends. |
Mr. Sidney Smith Gofer, general
manager of the Bluefield Coal and
Coke Co., died at his home in Blue
field Monday evening about 8 o'clock,
after an illness of only a short time.
He suffered a stroke of apoplexy on
Sunday morning about 10 o'clock and
the end came on Monday evening as
Mr. Cofer was one of i'ne pioneer
citizens of Bluefield, although only :
57 years of age. He ce.nie to Blue'-!
field from his native county, Bed- |
ford, when a young man. Hence, he?
was well known, and one of the grow- i
ing cities leading citizens. His loss '
will be felt deeply, not only in his 1
family but in his chine'--,, the Epis?
copal, in which he was an officer, but i
also in the business circles of the city. I
Mr. Cofer was well and favorably '
known to a number of business men |
in Tazewell, and none knew him but
to appreciate him as a genial, cour?
teous gontlenuui.
He leaves a widow, two sons and
four daughters, sorely bereft by his
death, cut down as he was in the I
prime of life and in the midst of im- '
portant business activities, and at a. |
time when his presence, help and his i
guidance seemed almost indispensa?
His stricken household has the sym?
pathy of many friends.
William H. Medley, formerly of i
Tazewell, died at the home of his '
daughter, Mrs. Albert Anderson, in i
Cambridge, III., March 18th, to which j
place he moved from ibis county ear
ly last year. He was in the C3rd i
year of his ago. He died of a com- |
plication of diseases. The funeral ]
service was conducted, says a Kee-!
wanee, 111., paper, by the Rev. L. C. j
Trent, pastor of the Bantist church,
of which deceased was a life-long
and honorable member. Besides a :
widow he leaves a family of eight
.children, four children having preced?
ed him. . I
The surviving children arc: Mj.-s. |
Albert Anderson, James Spencer, Ed?
ward May and Robey Medley, all of:
Illinois, and Miss Jennie Medley, orj
Mr. Medley was well known in |
Tazowell, For years he lived at Lib-;
.orty Hill, this county, and later on a!
farm on Mud Fork, where he moved
to Illinois. He was a quiet, honest
citizen, a consistent Christian and en-,
joyed t he respect of all who knew:
Gardening is the order of the day. i
Mrs. Geo. W. Oliver, of Richmond,1
organizer of the C. W. B. M.; Rev.!
E. B. Motley, secretary of field workj
in Virginia; Rev. W. fc>. Loucks, Sun-j
?day school superintendent for South- j
?eastern States, all of the Christian
church, were here this afternoon and j
gave splendid addresses to an appre-1
ciative audience. They left on No. 11 j
for Richlands.
Mrs. R. K. Gillespie, who is at
Asheville, N. C, is reported as being j
improved in health.
Mrs. Alex Altizer, of Richlands, i
visited her daughter, Mrs. Alex Beav-j
era yesterdaya.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith and;
family and brother, Claude Thorn- j
as, on Sunday afternoon were out
trying their new cor.
Dr. Rex Steele returned today from
several days business trip to Blue
lild, Bondtown and Norton.
The following ladies were shopping
in Tazewell yesterday: Mrs. C. II.
Trayer, Mrs. R. T. McGee, Mrs. G.
C. McClain.
The Boxlcy Quarry has opened up
again in full blast, judging from thci
amount of blasting.
Mrs. Louise Cmey and son, Thoni-]
as, were visitors to Cedar Bluff Sun?
day on account of the death of their
relative, Alex Hall.
' Robert Hoops has returned from
Springfield, Mass., where he has been
nerving Uncle Sam in the capacity of
soldier for the past ten months. He
is a son of John Hoops, of Baptist
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Griftith were
visitors to Bluefield Monday, accord?
ing to the Bluefield Telegraph. .
The community was grieved last
Thursday morning, when it heard that
John A. Lovell had passed away at
5 a. rn. at his home here. He was
6ixty years of ago, had lived here foi
many years and leaves fivo daughters
and two sons to mourn their loss, viz:
Mrs. Henry Kobinett, Mrs. Altizer,
of Cliflield, Mrs. Wess, of Richlands,
Misses Ocie ntid Cora, and Jclf and
Walter Lovell; one brother, William
Love(l, of Granam, all of whom were
present ut. the funeral at 1 p. m., con?
ducted at Ins home by the Rev. W.
(J. Forbes, of Richlands.
Mrs. Jumes H. Johnson and chil?
dren and sisters, Mrs. W. B. Johnson
of Bluefield, visited their parents,
Mr. und Mrs. Richard White, at Ra?
vi n Saturday night and Sunciay. The
forme hu doeen very Iii ?\ it-i ,ueari
Dotlt forget the Sunday school en?
tertainment, next Sunday night,
t Miss Gusic Christian is nine to be
out agnin after her sever illness. :is
is also Mrs. Ira Simpson, who is
still nursing her linger, injured by a.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hoops return?
ed home from Biuelield this p. m.,
where they went to visit the former's
sister, Mrs. Joe Elswick, of Paint
Lick, who is in u hospital there. She
was operated on Monday of last
week, and a bone 2 1-U inches in
length was taken out bhind the ear.
The physicians said she wouldn't have
lived but a few days. She is a daught?
er of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Harris, of
this community.
Walter Stowers and family of six
children returned to day from May
bury, W. Vu., where they have liv?
ed for the past winter and will oc?
cupy their old quarters on the W. R.
Steele farm.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Steele on ?he
24th in a quiet way celebrated their
32nd wedding anniversary, but say*
they didn't have r.ny "ways" near so
good a dinner as on their wedding
Uay. There was not a cloud in the'
skies to lie seen on that memorable
date in 1887, an dc:;eh succcding 24,
except three of four anniversaries
have been as clear, bright, cloudless.
About 200 guests and eight attenu?
ates each took dinner at her moth?
er's, Mrs. J. Marion McGuire at Ce?
llar Bluff on that date, and the wett?
ing came otf at one o'clock, in the
front yard, because every one wanted
to see the maniage.
Tazcwell, Va., March 25.
Clinch Valley News:
In selecting candidates _for the Sen?
ate and legislature for Virginin this
year and lor all other States as to
that matter where there are any pub
lie offices vto be filled, only those men
should be chosen who are out and outj
sympathizers with and supporters of;
the great prohibition question. Men j
should be chosen who can be depend?
ed upon, not only to see that present j
prohibition laws are enforced, but j
new laws enacted if necessary to fur-1
tiier strengthen and make effective
laws already on the books. No man1
who is not hi msolf a prohibitionist in
fact and practice as well as in theory j
should be elected to any office any-]
where at any time. A representative
who talks, and even votes, for prohi-.
hition and. at the same time drinks'
und gets drunk disgraces and injures j
the cause, rather than helps it. Give;
us both precept and example The |
representatives from Tazcwell and !
the district for the past years huvej
been strong men on the side of state?
wide prohibition, and it is hoped I
and urged that their successors, ifl
they are to have successors other I
than themselves, will be like mind-1
Give us men who are known to be
not only not drinking men themselves :
but who favor heartily keeping the,
stuff out of the reach of everybody I
else. Let the slogan be, "Only sober !
prohibitionists need apply."
We are glad to report that James;
Raleigh Compton has returned from'
France and is now at home with his j
Mrs. John Richardson and children,
are visiting Mrs. Richardsons' moth-|
er, Mrs. C. P. Compton.
Mr. Raleigh Fox spent Sunday with^
his brother, Mrs. Steve Fox, near the
Rocky Gap.
Mrsr. Steve Fox entertained num?
ber of young folks Saturdray night in
.honor of her neice, Miss Dora Bourn.
Mr. John Kinzer and family were
the guests of Mrs. Iligginbotham onj
Miss Lotto Stowers spent Saturday
night with her cousin, Miss Lizzie
Mrs. John Gregory was called to
the bedside of her nged father, Mr.
Isaac Stowers, who is ill with heart
Mrr. Charley Stowers, of Graham,
spent Saturday and Sundny with his
friends at this place.
Messrs. Otha and Aubray Greyo
ry attended the play, "Professor
Pepp,' viven by the Iliyh School pu?
pils of Blantl Court House March
Tho girls are nil liking Henry
Shawver now. He has bought himself
a Ford. Ha! ha!
Curtis Shufflebnrger spent Satur?
day and Sunday with homefolks. He
has a position in the Graham, bank.
H. M. Kinzer has bought himself
another farm, the M. F. Neel place
owned by J. B. Gregory.
A large crowd attended the sale of
tho property of Mr. Jumes Higgin
bothniri, deceased.
A nine-pound girl arrived at the
home of Mr. Will Belcher Sunday
night. Baby and mother doing well.
Misses Gertrude and Dora Fox
spent Saturday night with their un?
cle, Steve Fox.
Charlie Jarrek and Mjiss Freda
Bourne, of Gratton, are spending the
week with her uncle, Raleigh Fox.
Mr. Fathering is moving from the
Falls Mills to Mr. George Cnwell's
place near Cove Creek.
Sergeant Willilom Pcirce, of the
Medical Corp of the army, attached
to the Roosevelt hospital, has return?
ed from France, having landed at an
American port the first of the week.
His arrival at his home here is anx?
iously awaited by his parents, Dr.
and Mrs. Isaac Poirce.
Sergeant W. Albert Peery, who left
Tazowell with'Company D, HCth In?
fantry, has returned to the States,
and to his home hore. He came homo
last Sunday night safe and sound.
The farmers are very busy plow?
ing and some of them ure sowing
oats, taking advantage of this beau?
tiful weather.
Mrs. Elizabeth Burton und Mur
' tha Yost spent the day at Mr. G. B.
; Hager's last Monday, it being Mr.
llager's birthday. Both hud a moat
excellent time.
ilallic Bourne and family spent
the day with hoinefolks here Sunday.
Mr. Charles Jones and family spent
Sunday with Mrs. E. C. McFarland,
Mrs. Jones' sister.
Mr. Henry Peek is not very well at
this writing. Mr. Peck is feeling line,
we are glad to say.
Misses Lucy Gilpcn and Lula
j left Sunday for Abingdon, where
j they will attend the missionary so?
ciety meeting as representatives of
the Gratton Society.
S. W. Yost, who was ill last week,
is much better now.
Our Centenary meeting, held at
Concord last Wednesday, was a suc
? cess in every way?good crowd prcs
i ent and plenty of good things to eat.
: The very best of sermons by Rev.
1 Early, of Pocahohtas, Rev. II. B.
Brown, of Graham, also some unua
I ually good things from our pastor,
j Rev. Wi C. Thompson.
Leek Thompson, who has been at
I Camp Lee in training, is now at his
j home here, having obtained his dis?
Uncle Sam Rose is very ill at this
writing, Dont think he will live much
longer unless a change takes place.
Will Baugh is at his home here for
I a rest. He had to give up his posi?
tion on account, of his eyes, for a
? while.
i Mr. Will Harris, who had his leg
?broken several weeks ago, is getting
! along nicely.
j Miss Grace Beavers has been vis
| iting her sister, Mrs. Cbas. Henkle,
who is nt tthe Mattic Williams hos?
pital. She is improving at this writ?
Mrs. J. C. Lambert spent Thursday
night with her son, S. L. Lambert at
Cedar Bluff.
Miss Pearl Ilnrman was the guest
of her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Barman last Sunday.
Messrs. James Whitt and Frank
Hnyzc were the guests of relatives
at Hartwoll Saturday adn Sunday.
Mr. and. Mrs. J. P. Beavers made
a Hying trip to Riehlands Sunday
to see their sister, Mrs. Chas. Henkle,
Mr. and Mr.s. J. A. Vernon had as
their guest Sunday Mr. and Mrs. J,
F. Beavers.
Mr*, und Mrs. J. D. Settle and lit?
tle sons, Dennis, Vernon and Ralph,
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Sergeant and lit?
tle daughters, Velna and Beulah, and
Mr. W. T. Sparks.
J. P. Beavers has finished his plow?
ing. He was the first man to finish
in this community. Some one said he
was tho most industrious farmer here
but we dare not say.
Misses Mildred and Irene ambert
are the guests of Mrs. Susan Be .vcrs
ono day last week.
Mr. Stephen Boothc is ill nt this
homo here.
Mrs. Ida Hnrrisson and children,
Katharine, Clnudo and David were
the guests of Mr. :.nd Mrs. T. M.
Quesenherry Tuesday.
Miss Patty G. Phaup, teacher of
the primary department, of the Vir?
ginia Dealing Springs School, has
been Buffering from (piito a severe
attack of intlucnzn. We are glad to'
know sh is now recovering Strength
and expects to again begin teaching
on Monday, the 24th.
Miss Emily Browder, teacher of the
school, has . continued teaching her
department since returning from her
home where she has'was visiting her
parents and-relatives, who were sul*-|
fering from influenza, The teachers
ure talking - of giving an entertain?
ment in the month of April, when this
session of school closes. The school
has been very successfully taught.
Both of the teachers have done every?
thing in their power for the wel?
fare of the school and community,
and ore loved by the pupils and high?
ly esteemed by tho patrons.
Our Union Sunday school was sus?
pended during the winter months be?
cause of so much sickness in the i
community. The influenza lins vis-1
i ted most all our homes and some'
from the effects of the unwelcome <
guest. Mr. T?te Herman died of the]
pneumonia and Mr. Bud Alley's baby
died recently. One of our soldier boysj
Auron Curtor, a member of our Sun?
day School, died on the battle fields
of France. Wo expect to have a ser?
vice in his memory very soon.
The members of the ladies Bible
Class of which Mrs. Charles Slussi
is president and the members of ouri
Union Bible "and Prayer league had'
a social gathering, "A Hearty Par?
ty" at the school building on the af?
ternoon of George. Washington's birth
day. Miss Browder was an offlcient
chairman und Miss Phaup a good as?
sistant in making the gathering a
success. Refreshments were served;
after tho contest closed. The same
S. S. Class expect to give a "Change
Social' and "March Merry Making"
Saturday afternoon, March 2!>th at
the school building. Each member of
the Class may bring a friend.
Our returned soldier and sallof
boys are also invited. We hope the
other classes' of this Sunday School
will occasionally give social gath-1
erings also and that the results will j
be u stronger bond of union and of<
.friendship and when our Superintend?
ent, Mr. Grat Herman, again reor?
ganizes the Sunday School, we will
all work together more faithfully fori
: the advancement of Christ's kingdom.
Greear Brewster has returned from
France. He is looking well and every?
body are glad to see him back.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Armstead, of
Bluefield, were visiting relatives at
this place this week.
Homer Beavers is expected home
this wek from Camp Lee. He has seen
soveral months service overseas.
Missos Billie and .Marie Beavers
and Noll Gross were the guests of
Mrs. Porter Sundny.
Misses Ruth McCall and Louise
Wingo, of Cedar Bluff, were guests
of Helen and Elizabeth Payne Satur
? jMiiny Touching Incidents at De?
barkation Port of Newport
Nows As American Victors
Get Rack Home.
i _
The following is part of n letter
! from J. A. Leslie, jr., to his moth
I er. It gives an idea of happening!)
where the big transports land:
Newport News. Va., March 19.
' Dearest Ma:
i This has been an exceptionally busy
' week, for the l:\ct two mornings get
I ting me up at 7 a. m.. with a chance
.to go to sleep again around two or
I three a. m. the following morning.
1 have just come from the piers where
the first contingent of the Ohl Hick?
ory, or Thirtieth division, which broke
I the llindenburg line, and, in my opbi
I ion, won the war, arrived. They are
I all from North Carolina. 11 is an in
I spiration to talk to these men who
have the scars of a dozen lug bat?
tles on them?in the words of the
typesetter who made the headline,
"Buttle Scared Heroes" read "Battle
Scared Heroes." Thousands of these
I fellows are coming in now, and I am
trying to make hay while the sun
shines, because there will be a time
when martini music and cheering will
be things of the past.
Among other passengers this mor?
ning were several hundred sick and
wounded men, among them a number
of officers and men who have had
their minds effected in various ways
over there. This is the most horri?
ble part of war. There was a major,
who surely must have had some high
place in the world to wear two gold
stripes and three black ones. He was
insane?just hopelessly and helpless?
ly "off his nut," and there were many
others equally as pathetic. We have
seen so many unusUnl people and
tilings down here, though, we hardly
notice any ordinary hero any more.
Just the "supermen" figure to any
extent with us!
What, interests me more than any?
thing else are the little scenes that
take place just, outside of the pier
gates when the troops come down into
the street. No one is allowed on the
piers except, on pass, und passes are
Issued to a very limited number of
people, including newspaper men. So
the little groups stand outside the
gate and wait. Every time I see some
fellow's mother pressing against the
crowd of other fellows' mothers
down there, and straining her eyes
away to catch tho long runway that
I comes off the docks, 1 know wdial she
is waiting for. And then pretty soon
the first batch of soldiers come down
j nnd people applaud. They pass thru
the gate, swinging along, never in
step, nor caring. One fellow is al?
ways looking out through the crowd
and never hearing all the cheers and
welcoming things that are said. Sud?
denly he spies her! And she spies
him And she doesn't seem to know
that there are hundreds of other sol?
diers and other people in the world
besides this one. There's no one else
in Bight so far as she is concerned.
She pushes through tho crowd, rath?
er she walks through, because the
crowd is the same old bunch, pret?
ty much, and they nave seen it all
before, anil understand. She sobs a
Mtlle sort of choking cry, with her
twisted handkerchief smot here d
against her mouth. He forgets the
rank he's in and breaks away. They
meet there in a little cleared space,
and she cries as he holds her in his
arms, and I feel like crying, too.
And then, there's always tho little
war bride, very self-conscious with
a little baby in armB and her best
"bib und tucker" on?waiting. Us?
ually she is there an hour before the
first doughboy blasphemes his hila?
riously free way down the gang?
plank. She stands on first one foot
nnd then the other a thousands times,
shifts the little brat from one arm
to the other, and keens on waiting.
When the first, khaki lino starts tow?
ard them in the distance, she begins
to blush more. Sho has come all the
way from some plnco or other to
meet her husband, and she thought it
would all be very simple until she
got here, and now she doesn't know
what is going to happen when he sees
her. He'll be marching, and it might
be improper for her'to go up to him,
while he might not be nblo to come
out of the column to greet her. And
all this keeps her excited, until final?
ly she spots hipr.. She didn't tell him
anything about being there to meet
him, for how could she? When he
comes a little nearer she calls some
sort of a pet name to him?Jack, Bob
or something of the sort?in a kind
of timid, inquiring sort of way. And
a big doughboy looks around. His
eyes grow big, and ho turns all red
in the face, his feet seem to cease
functioning for a second, nnd sud?
denly he throws aside every sort of
restraint, military and otherwjsc, nnd
dashes over to her, while the crowd
approves and everybody's happy.
These little scenes arc as frequent
as the ticks of a clock, almost, and
while they really don't concern nny
one at nil except tho particular par?
ties concerned, some good writer
could make a lot of stock out of them.
One good thing about my getting
up so enrly these last fow day.s is
I get four meals now instead of three
a day. I cat breakfast, which has
not been the case, and then oat the
other three meals as usual. My ap
pctitte has never wnncd, nnd I enn
do as much justice to four meals as
to three. Tonight Mr. Copcland husj
nrrnnged for me to attend the bi?
monthly dinner of the Rotary Club,|
which is n very elaborate affair. My
boarding house is just as nice as any|
in town, and we have a good crowd |
of young men there, most of whom
are getting mnrricd, however, and t
the ranks nrc beginning to thin out.'
Ono of them steps off next week, und j
nnother in May, and another June 8,|
nnd if you keep on guessing you j
might "get warm."
I I would like to buy a bunch of I
I yearlings or wintcr^cnlves, milk cows,
1 dry cows, or 2-yenV old heifers. ? I
I Write me at Honakcr, Va.
3-7-8L 0. W. COUCH. I
CH 2S, 1919.
Mr:\ Rose Hills and daughter nrt
ii> Smyth county on u visit
Born -to Mr. and Mrs. R. I.. Von
1 ciili a lino girl br.by.
: Mr. W. P. Phillips made a busi?
ness trip to Tacewcll yesterday.
James McGulrci Robert Vcncill und
I W. II. Phillips inado n business trir
to Maxwell this morning to got u
saw mill boiler.
I Rov. Graham hits been down here
I cutting timber on W. F. Billips place
to build a church with nt Maxwell.
Mrs. Hugh Puckett and baby visit?
ed Mrs. James Melinite yesterday.
Mrs. V. E Massie and daughter,
. of Williamson, visited their uncle and
aunt. Mr. and Mrs. Ilnrvo Mitchell of
' this place;
Preacher I'm Ilk Powler was wel
I Coined back home with n hearty
welcome after an abuenco of six
Miss Mary B. Gros.? was home
from Bhhiflcid Suntlny.
Mrs. James Heavers Is visiting rel?
atives in Handy.
Misses l?llie and Marie Reavers
were the guests of Miss Nell Gross
Sunday. The I able nt the Gross home
just groaned with good things to cat
und the young Indien had n royal
J. K. Graham, third trick opera?
tor nt Gillesnie, has moved his nest
No one has located ;t. as yet.
Rov. J. B. Graham filled his regu?
lar appoint nice i here Sunday p. m.
Homer Heavers, hou of Mr. and
Mrs. Amanda Heavers, who has re?
cently returned from Prance, is now
at. Gump l.ee and expects to be dis?
charged soon. All are anxiously wail?
ing Iiis return.
Miss Lit la Long has resumed her
position with l". I', liar ma 11 and Civ.
Mr. Ruftis Witt, of Oliflleld, nponl
Wednesday nftornoon with Miss nil
lie Beavers,
The following letter has just been
received by us from HlO Kord Mol >r
Company regarding the rumors that
a new Ford would be put en the mar
Octroi! March '.:!, 1013.
To All Ford Dealers:
"On account of recent newspaper
articles und tho many rumors circu?
lating over tho country concerning n
proposed new car to i ?? munuht -
lured by Henry Ford, we believe il
would be ndvfsnb'e Lo inform our
dealers generally, in order llmt you
may intelligently mid unformly an
Bwer all Inquiries
"In the first place, a large majori?
ty of the reports afloat are greatly
distorted and exageratcd A new car
may be manufactured but as to when
it will be nuiliufncutred we are not
In position to say, except, thai we do
know u new car could not possibly bo
designed, tested out, manufactured,
and marketed in quantities under two
j or three years' time."
I _
Mr. Bryant Uarnottn, who has been
with the A. K. F. in France, bus re?
turned home.
Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Can- have as
their guests the former's mother and
sister, Mrs. Carr and Mrs. Ilioomliehl
of I/ong Island Va.
Mi',; Gladys Help, of Riclllnnds,
spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs.
.1. J. Delii.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burke, jr.,
are visiting the hitler's father, Mr.
Robert Burke, sr.
Miss Juanitn Delp is leaving Wed?
nesday, lifter a pleasant visit wilh
Mr. und Mrs. J. J. Help. Mrs. Help
will also leave Wednesday for a feu
days visit lo niueficld,
Rev. Mr. Arrowood pleached here
Monday and Tuesday evening.
The films Cor our picture sliow did
not nrrivo in time for Saturday, so
they will he shown Tuesday evening
after preaching. The title of the show
is "America's Answer."
A short timo ago tl?0 editor re?
ceived a pretty sharp note from a
subscriber, wanting to know why in
t.!i Sam Hill his paper had not reach?
ed him. The gentleman' sdato was
looked up Mid foui :\ to he July, 101 ft.
That explained it. He was enlighten?
ed and replied with bin bat-wins, but
stilted, "I didn't know my subscrip?
tion h.'.d xpired," when his label und
date showed plainly every week.
The paper doern't like to lose a
subscriber, and seldor.i loses one, but
cannot carry them unpaid for any
length of time.
A citizen stated in this office the
other day that he had saved quite
a lot last year by having old and
cast off clothing cleaned and pressed
and so bad his women folks.
Old, forgotten gurmcnts or gar?
ments discarded, were unearthed and
sent to the cleaning and pressing
shop of Alex Dickcnson and the re?
sults were surprising. He concluded
by saying, "Alex Uickenson is an use?
ful citizen of this town."
Make This Beauty Ixition For a Few
Cents nnd See For Yourself.
What girl or woman hasn't heard
of lemon juice to remove complexion |
blemishes; to whiten the skin and to i
bring out the roses, the freshness and
the hidden beauty? But lemon juice!
alone is acid, therefore irritating and)
should be mixed with orchard white
this way. Strain through a fine cloth i
the juice of two fresh lemons into aj
bottle containing about three ounces j
of orenhrd white, then shako well and
you have a whole quarter pint of skin
and complexion lotion at about the
cost one usually pays for a small part
cf ordinary cold cream. Be sure to
Strain the lemon juice so no pulp
gets into the bottle, then this lotion
will remain pure und fresh for many
months. When applied daily to the
face, neck, arms and hands it should
help to bleach, clear smoothen and to
beautify the skin.
Any druggist will supp'.y three
ounces of orchard white at very little
cost and the grocer has the lemons.
Read the copy in this issue from
the ['resident of tho Ford Motor Com
pnny about the now Ford,
There is no stielt thing coming out
for two or three years so you will
i have to he contented* with the ever
t unceasing und efficient 'Tin Lizzie."
, Order now if you expect to gel one.
Campaign For County Offices
Begins Today With Announce?
ments for Clerk and Com?
missioner of Revenue.
Dr. 0. J. Huth, formerly with the
Taxe well Packing Co., hut now man?
ager for tlu> Prosciimcicr Packing j
Co., at Huntington, W. Vs., was here
this week, and called at headquarters | Elsowhore In this paper today arc
and loft several Huntington bntwingsl the formal announcements for County
on tuition account. Dr. Utah is nl Clork, and two announcements for
member cf the senior class and a
might ;.tudent. lie said Huntington
is booming und progressive. I'ho
Chamber ui Conunerco and other or?
ganisations, he said, arc raising a
Half million dollar.; by private sub?
scription to advertise and boom the
town. .\ii right, just as we expected
when A. /.. Lit/, moved there and
n>il into action.
By virtue of the authority vested
in me l>y the last will anil testament
of T. II. R. Christie, deceased, I will,
on Thursday, the 1st day of May,
lUll), ill i o'clock I). m., lit the front
door of the City Court House in the
city of Hluulield, Mercer County,
West Virginia, sell at public auction
to tile highest bidder the following
leal estate situate in said city
Bluoflold, lo-wit
One lot, No. -t in suction 2d on a
map of lots at Hluelield recalled in
ihe olllce of the Clerk of the County
Court of Mercer County in Heed Hook
No. 17, page 2:10, situate on the south
side of Princeton avenue in siiid city.
Hllid lot fronts 7fi feet on Princeton
avenue and extends hack 110 feel to
1111 alley. This lot was conveyed to
Knill Christie by Joseph 1. Doi'tlll and
wife by deed dated Ihe ilrd day of
August, IS.-;, and recorded in said
Mercer County Court Clerk's office
in Heed book No. is, page 202. This
lot Im -i a large two ..lory frame resi?
lience thereon.
One lot No. 2, section at);,, in the
?ity id' Bluolleltl, formerly known as
. 1 No. :;, section '.: of the Pearls PI it
iliiate on tlie south Bide of Bluu
.eld iivbiiuu and being the sumo l'1":'
erty conveyed to said Christie by W.
A. Brown and wiru by dodd dated the
Itlih day of June 1014, 1:11.1 recorded
ill ;:>iil M.CI'COr t'ounly Cuuii Clurlt'i
Olllce in Deed Hook No. 114, page MM.
Thin lot also baa a huge 2 story reni
dence thereon.
One vacant lot No. II, Seel ion 1)7,
fronting '.';> feel Oil the north ride of
I'ulnski street, now Itoiinoko Streut,
j 11 said Oily, adjoin iiiv the Y. M
.. for
(lie olllce ot commissioner of the Rov
i nue in Maiden Spring District
Dr. C. W. Groover, tho present in
lUiubent, announces himself for the
olllce of County Clerk, und will bo
opposed by Mr. 11. S. Surface, who
was deputy clork for a number of
(11 the Maiden Spring district, Mr.
.1. R. Altizer wishes to bo retained
as Commissioner of the Revenue and
Will be opposeil by Mr. John W.
Mr. 11. P. Brittain is, of course, n
candidate for re-election as comity
treasurer, und so far as is known
will have no opposition.
It is stated that S. S. F. Harmon
will also be a cundidtlto for re-elec?
tion us sheriff.
For Commonwealth's Attorney, tho
only avowed candidate so fur is Hur?
ry L. Spratt, of this town.
We are advised that F Pj Ruther?
ford will he a candidate for re-elec?
tion as commissioner of the revenue
mi Jcffcrsonville district. Olher nn
iinouncomonts will, doubtless, appear
in early issues of this paper.
For County Clerk.
To the voters and citizens of Taze
well county.
I hereby announce myself n candi?
date for the office of Clerk of the Cir?
cuit Court of Tuzcwoll eotuity, und
most respectfully solicit your support
tit the election on November 4th, and
I wish to say further that 1 have had
Home experience in the olllce and think
I can handle the work.
Tnzowell, Vn., March 27lh.
To the voters of Tazewell county:
I hereby announce myself a Cttndi
lllto fin- re-election to' the ofllce of
Clet'll of the Circuil Court of Taze?
well county at the election to he held
in Novmber. Q. W. GREEVER.
For Commissioner of the Revenue for
Mulden Spring District.
I I" rcby unilOUIICO myself a candi?
date for the office of commissioner of
A. property mi the we; l Bide thereof, Ilm revenue in Maiden Spring district
and being the sinn? properly convey- of Tn7.0well county. Vn., at the No
ed to sani Christie by Hluulield Water vember election. I respectfully so
Works and Improvement Company by licit ihe support, of the voters of tho
deed dated the 2(1 Ul day of June, county, irrespective of political nf
illtions. If elected I shall endeav?
or to discharge Ihe duties of the of?
fice to the very best of my ability.
Yours respect fully,
Cedar Rluif, Vn., March 25th.
To the voters of T.'ize.woll county.
I hereby declare myself u candi?
date for re-election to the office of
in said Mercer County Court. Clerk's Commissioner of the Revnuo for
office in Deed Booh No. ;is, page !.. Maiden Spring district of Tuzcwoll
Terms of sale, one third of the county, Virginia. I hnve always np
purchuse money, cash in hand on day predated th<' help of my friends in
of sale; one third to be paid in f ix my former elections and will be no
months and one third in twelve months Iran thankful for their help next No
from the day of sale, the ptirclir.H- vomber. J. R. ALTIZER.
ers executing their Interest hearing -
negotiable notes for the deferred pay- CLARA R. SLIISS.
meals of purchase money und n veil- Q\am R|n,|? Sluss died of influenzu
l'.t()2, of record in Mercer County
Clerk's Office in Dud Hook No. IIS,
page iitl.'l.
One vacant, lot No. 14, Section I,
on the north side 01' Hluelield avenue,
(Lot No. 8, See. City Map), be?
ing the same real estate COIIVOved to
Ihe said Christie by George L. Car?
ter and wife by deed dated the Hth
day of January, 1800, and recorded
dors lieu to be reserved in the deeds p0Di 23, |0||)( ?ftor n loru; pilgrim
ige of more than eighty-live years
to secure the payment of the notes
Given under my hand this the 25tll
day of March, 191D.
Princeton, W. Vn.
Cut flowers, Corsages und Funeral
Designs a Specialty. Vegetable plants
and pot plants, ferns, rones, ennniiH,
geraniums, etc. Prompt shipments.
Special attention to mail, phone or
telegrnph ordern.
Say it with (lowers.
The following is the roll of honor
for the Hhudy school for the past
Mnhalu Brown, Helen Corel), Mar?
gie Davidson, Marie Davidson, Kulh
erine Dil low, Kate uncan, Helen Puck
ett, Nellie Vanhoozier, liesuie Wim
mor, Melvin Brown, John Billow, .Ino
Vanhoozier, Henry Wimmer.
Teacher, Miss Janic Still.
nie piigri
-live yeai
ihe was a true Christian mother of
thirteen children. Her husband, Jas.
Sluss preceded her to tho gravo a
few years ago. Dear grandmother
lived during the three wurs?wnr of
1K72, the SpaiiiBh-Aniisrican war and
the late war, suffering hardships dur?
ing tho first named war, her oldest
child, Rages Sluss, being about four
years of age. Even in old age she
was patient and gentle, always striv?
ing to be a blessing. Her motto np
pearcd to be to live for othura. She
was blessed with strongth, for after
passing tho age of four scoro nhu
often walked a distance of miles to
visit and comfort her children and
grand children.
On her death bed her thoughts still
were of others, for she wub inquiring
if those about her vvero warm and
May we grand children and chil?
dren and others as well strive to
emulate her example.
The funeral service was conducted
by the Rev. Graham and her body
was laid to rest in the home cemotcry
on Mud For. S.
7:45 P. M,
3:00 P. M. 7:45 P. M.
Second Official War Picture Taken by the
U. S. Signal Corps, A. E. F.
"America's Answer" is a tremendous correlation of pic-,
tared facts of America's participation in the Great War.
There is no fiction about it! It is truth?graphic, startling,
pulse-stirring truth! The U. S. Government will take from
its archives, in future years, the pictorial narrative of "Fol?
lowing the Flag," of which "America's Answer" is the sec?
ond .stimulating installment, and generations now unborn
will havo re-enacted for them?just as it is pictured for you
?the glorious part that the Land of Liberty has taken in
strangling the greatest menace that the free peoples of the
world have ever known.
One Price of Admission, 22c Lower Floor and Balcony

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