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fA. LESLIE & SON,... Publishers.;
(In Advance.)
aall, postpaid, on* year,....(1.60!
nil, postpaid, 0 months,.75
|veftisinj? Rates Furnished on
Jtered at the Tazewoll, (Va.) post-|
office as second class matter.
"Tin: merchant, farmer or seller
of any thing has the right to sell at
a profit. He is not a profiteer if he
is within the limit allowed by law.
Legally he has the right to whatever
of profit his goods command in open
market. lie should not he branded ;is
a profited!" This statement, was
made hy a reader of this paper, a
few days ago, in a convesntion on tin
high prices now prevailing. There are
two sides to every question. This one
is no exception?the legal anil He
moral question, of right.
Has n tradesman a right to nil ex?
orbitant profit just because the law
permits an exorbitant profit?. If a
farmer can raise wheat for less than
$2.20, or meat fo less than $20.00, or
apples for less than $1.25 a bushel,
or publish a paper for less than $1.50
and all the way down, has he Un?
moral right, as an honest man, to
demand these prices? Opinions will
The government fixed the pi ice of
wheat at $2.20, a price unheard of
before, in order to induce farmers to
grow great crops, Flour went at
once to $14.00 and over. Necessarily,
the wages of labor increased.
Flour is the ruler of the market.
Corn followed the jump. Farm ma?
chinery, fertilizer, everything follow?
ed, for the reason that meat and
bread, the nesessaries of life for the
workers everywhere in all depart?
ments demanded a higher salary hi
order to buy a high priced living.
These are true if trite, statements.
What then is the conclusion? It
seems to be this. The high cost of
living is traceable directly back to
the act of the war department, which
put the price of wheat lit the price
of $2.20, corn meat, shoes every?
thing followed the upward trend. "If
I have to pay these high prices for
bread and meat then 1 must neces?
sarily have more money for what I
do or make. The farmer says he can
4iot make cheap meat and bread be?
cause of increased prices of farm
implements, labor etc. etc. Hut these
things were not increased in price
until after the government fixed the
price of bread, the staff of life. If
the farmers will, or could, sell wheat,
at $1.50 or less, the price of coin
and meat will come down, and no
doubt everything else. Is this logical
reasoning? Is it true or not true,
that the high cost of living is trace?
able back to the bins and granaries
of the farm?the source of all liv?
It looks now, as though the guar?
antee of the high price of the staff
of life, was a most unfortunate cost?
ly and revolutionary necessity.
What can Congress do toward re?
ducing the cost of living? Not much.
How on earth can the manufacturer,
laborer, mechanic, or what not, pro?
duce cheaper stuff so long as flour
is $14.00, meal $3.00 meat 40 cents?
It just can't be did.
Reports from the big circus at
Hluefield, are to the effect that "there
was nothing new, about the same as
seen years ago." The conscnsurs of
opin'on, among the older people, was
that the present day circus is not
better than that of years ago. Per?
haps not, ami yet no circus perfor?
mance ever equalled that which we
witnessed as boys. If we could forget
the circus we knew in the years of
our fresh, young lives we would no
doubt have a different opinion of the
modern exhibitions. The young peo?
ple of this day may find as much
pleasure and as many thrills as we
older ones did in by-gone days. The
crowds that flock to see the circus
now when it comes to town would
seem to indicate that the exhibitions
have lost little of their popularity.
What is "Ohl" to the men and women
is new to the boys, girls and child?
ren of this generation. The life and
well being of the show business de?
pends upon the men and young gene?
rations who do not know they are to
There is little or nothing "new",
for the reason that the field of acro?
batics, horseman-ship et cetera, has
long ago about reached the limit of
its development.
Must Double Salaries.
There is not much hope for devel
oping a really satisfactory rural civ
luxation in our time unless we ac?
tually double teachers' and preachers
I ? . ? . ? Ud ?.- ?
We say double and wo mean what
we say. Little piddling advances will
not suffice. We might as well face
the fact that these salaries must be
actually doubled, aial the communi?
ties that get and keep the best of
teachers and preachers will be those
that have the grit and grace to act
first in this matter. And these, too,
will be the neighborhoods which will
most easily attract settlers and la?
borers and renters, and where land
values will advance most.
In every part of the South, our
farmers are better able to support
church and school than ever before.
Yet, as a matter of fact, the average
farmer is not giving as much support
of these agencies, if reckoned in quuil
ties of tobacco, cotton, pjcuiiuts, or
pork, us be gave ten years ago. We
could easily double our present con?
tributions and not feel it, so small
is the percentage of total earnings
that we now spend for school and
church.?Progressive Farmer.
The Cross of Crosses.
Fach life must have its crosses,
And a soldier has his share.
From a trip across the ocean,
To the envied Croix de Guerre.
There are crosses by the censor
Fur too many, so it seems,
There are crosses in the letters
From the sweetheart of his dreams.
There's a cross that's worn by heroes
Who have faced the storm of lead.
There's the cross when be is wounded
There's the cross when be is dead.
There's an iron cross awarded
For murder and for rape;
It's the emblem of the devil
It's the cross of sin anil bate.
There's tin- little cross of Mercy
That very few may own.
For the soldier it is second
To the Cross of God alone.
It's (he cross that's worn by women,
When we see it we believe
We can recognize an Angel
IJy the Itcd Cross on her sleeve.
Peeks Of Diamonds Near Golden
New York, Aug. 23.?A Hohokcii
correspondent of a news association
sent out a remarkable story on the
arrival of the transport Matsonia
from Brest. Listed among those on
her was "one civilian destitute sea?
man," wdio proved to be .lames Pat?
rick Woods, of No. 22? West 22nd
Si reel, who went to Russia on a car?
go vessel ami was li ft there because
of illness. This is what the corres?
pondent said of him:
"lie went prospeeling on the Kola
Peninsula. In a creek in which he
waded he says he found pecks and
pecks of diamonds, lie went out of
the wilier and Kill down on a rock anil
found it was a hard piece of gold.
Then he wandered along and come
across a b d of rubies, copper de?
posits and acres of coal land, lie says
lie loaded up with diamonds and ru?
bies and was about to return, when
the Bolshevik! came up and made
him put back his find."
Several dogs were brought back 01;
the transport., and the same corre?
spondent said that all more than
three months old were taken off at
Quarantine, the dog's ages being told
by their tails.
"One Sergeant," he wrote, "had a
dog without a tail, lie said the ani?
mal was only two months old, but.
the authorities said they couldn't tell
because the tail was miss'ng. The
Sergeant appealed to the Army au?
thorities and they decided to let him
get by with the dog. but warned him
that if he ever went back in the army
aad brought another dog over to
make sure that it had a tail.
I) reams.
I know a hill where the heather
Where the wind of heaven blows
Where the sky on high is a blue, blue
Which smiles on a summer sea.
I know a spot where the sunshine
On a world that is half asleep;
Where the sad waves sigh as the day
goes by,
And over the bright sand creep.
I know a dream which is mine all
And haunts me the long night
It is sky ami sea and a wind that is
Ami the sun and the heather and
Wedding King With Romantic
Norton, Va., Aug. 1(5.?As the
workmen tear out the limestone slabs
that form the curbing on Park Avenue
there comes to mind a story of the
romance of a wedding.
When John Jenkins was quarrying
this stone down in Lcc county near
Rosehill, many years ago, his little
son Sam was with him, and he had
in bis possession a lady's wedding
ring, which he found in Norton.
The boy lost in there in the quarry.
After a fruitless search he gave up
trying to find it, returned to Norton
ami forgot it.
In the course of events the ring
was found by a farmer of Rosehill.
Prices for produce went down and
the fanner began to look around for
more lucrative work. In his search
he came to Dorchester ami became a
The farmer turned miner still had
the ring with him, ami one day it
occured to him to advertise it. He
did so, giving the initial, ami at
length received an interesting in?
quiry from a Norton lady, who re?
cognized the ring as her own as soon
as she saw it.
After six ten years the ring was
slipped hack on her finger.
The lady wsa Mrs. S. N. Taylor, a
cousin of the little boy who bad found
it ami lost it in (he quarry. From
Norton t<> Rosehill, from there to the
mines of Dorchester, the ring had
wandered for sixteen years until it
came back home, and Mrs. Taylor
si ill wears the ring with a history.
To Bcaslcy Harwood Shoe Com?
pany, Lynchburir, Va.; Bluefield
Dry Goods and Notion Co., Blue
field, W. Va.,; Bluefield Iladware
Company, Bluefield, VV. Va.; Blue
field Grocery Company, Bluefield,
W. Va; Becker ajid I'ayne, Blue
field, W. Va; Bluefield Pro. and
Com. Co., Bluefield, W. Vu.; Citi?
zens Underwriters Agency, Blue
field, W. V.; E. I. Dupont de Ne?
mours Powder Co., Wilmington,
Del.; Plat Top Grocery Company,
Bluefield, W. Va.; Flat Top In?
surance Agency, Bluefield, W. Va.;
Georgia Lumber Company, Blue
field, W. Va.; Kinnier, Montgomery
and Co., Lynchburg, Va.; Norton
Hardware Company, Norton, Va.;
Morgan Gardner Electric Co., Chi
cage III.; Radford Grocery Com-1
puny, East Radford, Va.; Sackett
Mine Supply Co., Columbus, Ohio;;
Standard Oil Company, Richmond, j
Va.; Stras, llarman and Co., North
Tuzewell, Va., Strother Drug Com?
pany, Lynchburg, Va., Superior]
Supply Company, Bluefield, W. Va.;
R. M. Sulton Company, Baltimore,
Md.J Union Iron Works, Erie, Pa.
TAKE NOTICK, That I shall on1
the Oth day of September, 1019 move
the Circuit Court of the County of;
Tuzewell, Virginia, to have marked
"Released" and discharge a certain
Deed of Trust from Domestic Coal
Company, a Corporation, to E. K.1
Dowers, O. L. Alexander, and M. A.
Marks, Trustees, dated the 11th day
of July, 1908 and recorded in the
Clerk's office of Tuzewell Circuit
Court in Deed Book Number 01, page
42)3; the saiil Deed of Trust having
been given to secure the Creditors of
the Domestic Coal Company the pay?
ment of certain sums of money as
set out in said Deed of Trust. The
above named persons. Firms, and
Corporations being designated in said
Deed of Trust as the Cred:tors there?
of. This Notice is given under Sec?
tion 2198 of the Code of Virginia,
18S7, and acts amendatory thereto.
The undersigned being Trustee tu
Bankruptcy of the Carter Red Ash
Collieries Company, Bankrupt, suc?
cessor to said Domestic Coal Com?
pany ami the present owner of the
real estate and other property de?
scribed in said Deed of Trust and af?
fected by the same. The popcrty St'
affected may be briefly described as
"A certain lease for the period of
thirty years from the Tnzowell Coal
and Iron Companv an 1 the Coal
Mountain Milling Company covering
about three hundred and thirty-nine
(339) Acres; said lease being dated
the Mlh day of September, 1903, unn
of record in the Clerk's office of Taze
well County, V'rginia in Deed Hook
Number 62. Page 103, TOGETHER
with the plants, goods, chattels,
rights, privileges, franchises, and
other property of said Company, in?
cluding all the buildings, structures,
erections. and constructions, and
other property thereon.
Trustee hi Bankruptcy for Carter
Rid Ash Collieries Company, Bank?
SEXTON and ROBERTS, Attorneys.
August, l? .(times.
BluefieSd, W. Va.
xtremely Smart Apparel
In Luxurious New Fall Modes
Comprising Distinguished New Creations by the Most Renowned
fashion Artists of America
Wholly in keeping with the delightful charm and verve of
youth are these new dresses for Fall. They savor of supreme
workmanship combined with finesse and precision of detail.
Developed in new Fall fabrics of remarkable beauty.
Comely and highly engaged are these distinctive new models
lor Fall. In their incomparable styling they reveal a wealth
of smart variations in collars, pockets and sleeves. Some de?
void of ornamentations, others enriched with rich furs. With
their charm of originality and minuteness of tailorcraft they
are absolutely unparalleled. Fashioned of new fabrics of soft
Individualized new Fall Suits of irrestible smartness, display?
ing many smart new features, which are distinctively diff?
erent. Bach model is tailored with that dependable character?
istic thoroughness which individualizes all our garments. In
some instances trimmings of rich pelts play prominent parts.
Skilfully fashioned of all the new and leading fabrics for
These are Characteristic of the Chic individuality that has
created prestige for our hats. Clever originations in duvetyn,
plush and cut felt embroideries. Many novelties by RAWAK
in satin, panne velvet, taffeta, silk and leather.
AN INVITATION is extended you to call and look over this
initial showing. You will not be urged to buy.
LADIES REST ROOM equipped with telephone, writing
desk, stationery, chairs, etc-, for the convenience of our out
of town shoppers.
MAIL ORDERS given prompt attention Always. We prepay
all parcel post charges.
Make-Up of American Force That
Will Stay In Germany.
Washington, Aug. 22.?General
Pershing has advised the War De?
partment that the American Forces
which will remain in Germany after
Sept. 30 will consist of a little more
than 6,000 picked men. The names
of the units and their approximate
strength were disclosed by the War
Depntment as folows:
8th Infunty, Officers 114, men, 3,-1
; 720; "th Machine Gun Battalion, Of?
ficers, 10; men, o79; 2nd Battalion,
0th F. A. , Officers 20, men 020; 36th
Field Signal Battalion, Officers, 15,
men, -17:5; 1st Supply Train, Officers,
10. men WT>; 1st Mobile Irdnanee Re?
pair Shop, Officers, 3, men, 45; Com?
pany A, 1st Engineers, Officers, G,
men 250; Field Hospital, No. 13, Of
j ficers 0, men 82; Ambulance Com?
pany No. 2(5. officers, 6, men 163; To?
tal, officers,'201, men, 0,207.
(McDowell Recorder.
I A merchant sat at bis office desk.
I Various letters were spread before
j him. His whole being was absorbed
! in the intricacies of his business.
j A zealous friend of religion entered
the office. "I want to interest you a
, little in a new effort for the cause
I of Christ," said the good man.
i "Sir, you must excuse me," replied
the merchant; "I'm too busy to at
I tend to that subject now."
i "But sir, inqufty is n the increase
among US," said his friend.
'< "Is it? I'm sorry; but I'm toa busy
at present to do anything."
"When shall I call again, sir?"
"I cannot tell. I'm very busy. I'm
busy every day. Excuse me, s;r; I
wish you a good morning." Then,
bowing the intruder out of his office,
he resumed the study of his papers.
The mcrchmant had frequently re?
pulsed his friends of humanity in
thismanner. No mutter what Ihe ob?
ject, he was always too busy to lis?
ten to their claims. lie bad even told
his minister that ho was too busy for
anything but to make money.
But one morning a disagreeable
stranger stepped very softly to his
side, laying a cold, moist hand upon
i his brow, and saying: "Go borne with
The merchant laid down his pen;
his head grew dizzy; his stomach f;'lt
; fa'nt and sick; he left the counting
1 room, went home, and retired to his
! bedchamber. His unwelcome! visitor
; had followed him and now took his
1 place by the bedside, whispering ever
and anon. "You much go home with
j me."
A cold chill settled over the mer?
chant's heart; special's of ships,
notes , houses lands flitted before his
excited mind. Still his pulse beat
slower; his heart heaved heavily;
i thick films gathered over his eyes:
' his tongue refused to speak. Then
tht merchant knew that the name of
his visitor was Death.
Humanity, mercy, and religion had
alike b?ggdd hir. influence, means, am!
j attention in vain; but when death
came he was powerless; at last he
j was compelled to have leisure to die.
Let us beware how we make our
. selves too busy to secure life's great
j end. When the excuse rbes to our
j lips and we are about to say that we
are too busy to do good, let us re
1 member we cannot be too busy to
j die. Christian Work.
' If you are interested in Maryland
I real estate, f>r information write,
i R. P. BUNDY, Port Deposit Mary
1 land. After Sept. 1st. North Hast, Md.
MAW HorfoIkiWestern B ?
Schedule Bffectire March 25,*1919.
I.v. Tazewell for Norton?
9:22 a. m. 3:14 p. in.
Lv. Tazewell for Bluefieid?
10.50 a. in. 7.30 p. m.
U:?? a. ni. for Roanoke, Norfolk,
and point on Shenadoah division.
Sleeper and dining car Norfolk. Prr
.or car (Broiler) Roanoke and Ha
7:45 a. m. daily for East Radford,
and intermediate stations.
1.50 p. in. duiy Lynchburg and in?
termediate stations and Shenandoah
Valley. Sleeper Bluefieid to Phila?
delphia, Itoanoke and New York. Din?
ing ear.
9.17 p. m. for Roanoke, Lynchburg
Richmond, Norfolk. Sleeper to Nor?
folk and Roanoke to Richmond.
8.25 p. m. for ?.enova, Portsmouth,
Columbus, Cincinnati. Sleeper Colum?
bus, and Cincin- it i Cafe car to
8.15 p. m. for Kenovah, Portsmouth
Cincinnati, Columbus. Sleeper to Co?
lumbus. Cafe car.
1.50 p. m. for Williamson and in
termediate stations.
W. B. Bevill, passenger traffic man?
ager; W. C. Saundcrs, general pas?
senger agent, Roanoke, Va.
FARMER WANTED?200 acres,
largely limestone land. Good new
house, 12 stall barn, orchard, springs
etc. Apply to, CAPTAIN WALTER
GRAHAM, Springville Grange, Tip
Top, Va. Aug. 22 2t.
Natural Handshake
an' a friendly natural tobacco. Keep yo' put
on airs an' "sauced-up" tobaccos for the fellow
that likes nut sundaes better than home made,
So says a friend of ours named Velvet Joe.
And ho just about hits the nail on the head.
Velvet is made for men who think there's
no smoke like real tobacco. If you are that
sort of man, listen:
Velvet was born in old Kentucky, where
more than one good thing comes from. It was
raised as carefully as any other Kentucky
thoroughbred. But the real secret of Velvet's
friendly qualities is its slow natural ageing in
wooden hogsheads. Ageing in the wood
never hurt anything?and least of all, tobacco.
And so we say, Velvet is good tobacco?
* nothing more or less. It runs second to
The picture of the pipe on the tin needn't
keep you from rolling a jim-dandy cigarette
with Velvet
-the friendly tobaccc

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