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CLINCH VALLEY NEWS.
ESTABLISHED 1945 3. A. LESLIE & SON,...PnbU?horm. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION (In Advance) Bj mail, postpaid, one year,... .$1.60 By mail, postpaid, 0 months,.76 Advertising Rates Furnished on Application. Entored at tho Tazewell, (Va.) post ofllcs as second class matter. FRIDAY, SEPT. 12, 1919. THE FARMERS STRIKE. This seems to ho the era of strikes, strikes of uli kinds and in all activ? ities.. There arc two classes who have not struck and not likely lo do so. One is the merchants, the other, the farmers. The merchants have no occasion to strike. They are getting on pretty well. If an article of food or merch? andise increases in price the merchanl just makes up the increase on his goods, and passes it up to the eon sumer. Another class is the farmer. He never "strikes" except at hard work. For two years he has had the price of his wheat guaranteed, and corn and hogs have advanced along with wheat, and the farmer is gett? ing along very well, thank yon. He is riding now in automobiles, and his wife and daughters are wearing fine clothes including tooth-pick, peg-heel? ed shoes. The cattle men have some cause to strike, just now, and hold their cattle for better prices, if such a thing were possible. Strikes shorten production and increase juices. What would he more appalling than a farmers general strike'.' To refuse to sow and cultivate would mean fa? mine and starvation, of course, and such sorrow as the world never ex? perienced. The farmer grumbles and growls but stays on the job and feeds the world, wins wars and keeps the worlds machinery humming. He is not as contended as his situation justi? fies or as much so as be should be. Nevertheless, he goes ahead, from year to year, and feeds and clothes the world. No strikes for him, than!, goodness! If he should close his granaries for even a short time who can esti? mate the calamity that would fol low? And the world is coming to rec? ognize bis worth, lie "is coming into his own" has already arrived. It fol? lows, that cooperation with the farm er should be the chief aim of all busi? ness concerns, and of every man what? soever. THE "CONQUERING HERO." General John J. Pershing reachi d the shores of his native land a few days ago, the proud hero of the great war, and commander of the finest army that ever fought. He was justly acclaimed ami ap? plauded and welcomed by enthusi? astic multitudes in the Metropolis of the nation. After two years as com? mander of America's great army in | France, he comes home to receive the) "well done, good and faithful scr- j vant" from a grateful people. II, fought a good fight. All Kurope join< with America in according praise to the leader whose fearless army skill? fully maneuvered, turned the tide und freed Kurope. However, "lest we forget," it should be said, that behind him and in front of him was marshalled the braves! and strongest army that was ever, mobilized on a battle field. Amid the parade, music and great speeches and j all, the "dough-hoy" should not lie overlooked or forgotten. Great armies' make great leaders. The greatest leaders are powerless with out n great army of true soldiers behind the guns. THE SCHOOL BOOK BLUNDER. j - I Did somebody blunder or what? When school Opened here on Monday ' morning there wasn't a school book J in town. The Virginia Book Company had the contract, we believe, but for ! some reason the books failed to reach ' town until yesterday. The teacher: ' managed lo hold the children to? gether as best they could. The books came on yesterday, but the entire week was practically lost, due to somobodys failure to have the bool B ready for the opening. No doubt the delay was unavoid? able, but it was awkward and regret able, all the same. LaCLEDE MISSOURI. Despatches state that General Per? shing will leave Washington today or just as soon as he can get away, for a visit to his native state, Missouri. The papers state that he intends visit? ing Jefferson City, the Capitol, Kan? sas City and other places of note in the stute. Not so. Nothing of thi? kind. The objective of his visit is LaClcdc, his boyhood home. It's a ong cry from France, Washington ?and New York, to the little town in the Missouri hills. Naturally, nftei I all the excitement attending his home I coming, the glare and glitter, the Bcrcam of whistles and blare of I trumpets, his mind turns toward his , home town. The little village, too I small to find a place on the map, unknown?even unheard of or heard ? of for the first time as Pcrshings j birth place. It is the best and most ! beloved town on earth, no doubt to John Pcrshing. If a man doesn't long land love to go back to his boyhoou 'home it is pretty generally true thai he was not kind and true as a boy. It is complimentary to the man and to his old homefolks its well, that be loves to go back and that they givi him welcome when he goes. Speed and Efficiency (Iticllinond Virginian.) With every puropsc for which they convened them elves accomplished, the members of the general assembly who b it ihe cnpitol after lycnty-threc davs of bard labor are justly entitl? ed to the thanks of the entire state for their conscientious endeavor and notable achievements. The Virginia Good Itoads' Association, whose ef? forts brought about the special ses? sion, announced through its acknow? ledged reprcsetntivc in thes enate that the results were satisfactory in every way and that no request of the asso? ciation hud gone unheeded. The federal aid for the state high? way system has been met, the high-] way department enlarged and re- j organized, and the way cleared for the greeat mad building program which will place Virginia on aa equal fooling with her neighbors whose progressivencss has been a constant source of discomfiture in the past. j Although the upper house has been repeatedly "twitted" (to use the seil-l ate expression) for its dilatory tnc-i ties, the amount of work accomplished within the short, space of twenty Ihr.lays probably establishes a re-! cord for quick action. The senate has not been niisly, every move has been carefully considered ami fully debat? ed, btil the time consumed in speeches was more than olTsel by the repeated night sessions of that body and the more important committees, The house has been repeatedly com? plimented for disposing of mailers while the senate was thinking about them, but the fact remains that prac? tically all the constructive legisla? tion passed by the two bodies was conceived and matured in the senate. In particular does this refer to lie senate finance committee. where, every tax measure adopted was plan? ned and worked out. To this committee is due Ihe distribution of the (ax bur-' den over a variety of subjects rather than concentrating on the general property tax. Itolll bodies have worked out and faithfully, many lliembl IT being en? gaged during the greater part of Ihe session fur from twelve to sixteen hours per day. Passage of Ihe toads' bills by no means constitutes the whole of the legislative achievements. I Other notable mcasurcspasscd on at the special session include the anti? trust bill and the cold storage bill,' both emergency measures designed to relieve Ihe steadily increasing pres? sure on die distracted consumer. Scores of bills of local importance have been passed, many of them be. ing of a most prosing nature although not of general interest. An enormous amount of real work has been done ami every mmber can well be proud of having assisted in doing in slight? ly more than three weeks what would eonst'ttlte a formidable last; at a regular scsison of sixty days. .tiny tails To Agree In The Trial til Hall Ami Is Discharged. Mantissas, Va., Sept. !!.?While six men insisting oh acquittal and the other six on a light sentence, the case <-f Prohibition Inspector William ('. Hall. trial for killing two boot-: loggers al Fisher's Hill last March,' resulted Monday afternoon in a hung jury and December -J;i set as the date ft r the new trial. Judge Ii rent discharged the jury at :> o'clock, just twenty-one hours af? ter the ease had been submitted. In? spector Hall was released on renewal of the $10,000 bail furnished by .1. Sidney Peter.-, Prohibition Commis? sioner, and I.. (). Wcndcnburg, coun? sel for the defense. Tile hung jury did not come as a surprise to anyone acquainted with the situation, as the report was cur? rent early in the day that a portion of the jurors weruset on a verdict of manslaughter, f irst intimations that lie jury was hopelessly disagreed lather surprising to Attorney I.. O. VVendenburg and others of the de? fense, who were firmly convinced that an early ucquittul wouhl result. Inspector Hall was the fust of the four prohibition officers to stand tral for the murder of I.. I). Hudson and Raymond Shuckleford, who were kill? ed on ihe night of March 2(1 in Shen andoah county while bringing 2-10 quarts of whiskey into the state from llaltimorc. The officers, Hall, Sweet, Dunlcvy and Sullivan, Who stopped the auto? mobile in which Hudson and Shackle ford were bringing the whiskey south, blocked the road with (heir car when Ihey had learned positively (hat (ho whiskoy-ladcned vehicle was headed for them. The liquor car stopped when the obstacle was seen, when one of the officers called out to Shackle ford that he was under arrest. Shack leford is said to have reversed his car. then shot forward with increased speed, narrowly averting a collision with the enr of the prohibition de? partment. Hall sprang to the running board as the machine dashed past and was fired on immediately by Shackleford, one of the bullets passing through his coat, Hall returned (he fire, when young Hudson seized him around the neck ami bit him on the head with a full quart of whiskey. The other mem- ? hers of tin' probibtt:on department1 opened fire on the fleeing ear, think-' ing Hail hail been shot, and the car I crashed into a ditch. I Shackleford was found to bo dying and Hudson fataily wounded. The younger bootlegger died in a Win-; i Chester hospital on the day following and the four officers were arrested for. the murder of the two men. Judges Sims and Prcntis, of the supreme! court of appeals, fixed the'r bail at $1(1,1)0(1 each and Commissioner Pet? ers and Attorney Wendcnhurg fur? nishing security. I Shnckleford's misfortune in having but one leg and Hudson's youth, be? ing but eighteen ycears og age, has been capitnllized both prior to the trial and by (hep roseciltion in ap? peals to the jury. Hudson referred to as "that helpless boy" stood six feet in height and tipped the scales at 1X0 while evidence introduced by the defense would indicate that Shackle? ford was not indulging in this maiden splurge of crime. Experts or Theorists? Which? The packing industry is intri? cate, complex?far more so than the railroads or the telegraph. Every day multiplying needs of society increase its problems and multiplying responsibilities demand more of it. Highly trained experts, spec? ialists of years' experience, thinkers and creative men, de? vote their lives, their energies, their activities, to solving the problems of the packing industry and meeting its widening duties. Swift & Company is not a few dozen packing plants, a few hundred branch houses, a few thousand refrigerator cars, and a few million dollars of capi? tal, but an organization of such men. It is the experience, in? telligence, initiative and activity which operates this physical equipment. Can this intelligence, this ex? perience, this initiative and cre? ative effort which handles this business at a profit of only a fraction of a cent per pound from all sources, be fostered through the intervention of political theorists, however pure their purposes? Or be replaced by legislation ? Does Congress really think that it can? Let us send you a Swift "Dollar". It will interest you. Address Swift & Company, Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 111. Swift & Company, U. S. A. Pcrshing Leaves Shade Of Kcgrot. I'aria, Sept. 8.?General Pcrshing's departure for America is regarded by writers for the Paris press as mark? ing the definite termination of allied efforts. Although the papers here general? ly lay stress oil the last message of the American commander in chief in which he expressed the .'.ssuranee that common action on tic battlefield has cemented forever the bonds of union between Franco ami the United Slates it is evident from the tone of the editorials that little hope is felt that Prance can count on the same active aid in time of peace as was given her bv America in thes tress of war. Pertinnx, writing in l.'Kcho do Paris, says: "With the departure of General Perilling, following the recent depar? ture of field Marsball Ilaig, tin mili? tary unity of the western powers is again weakened. A short time after the armistice the economic unity practically disappeared. As for po? litical unity, the results of the peace conference debates seriously endan? gered it. "Once the object of an alliance is accomplished, the union of nations must necessarily diminish. Each na? tion strikes out into new fields, often blindly without remembering that it was unity which won the victory. This tendency is notable especially in lOltgland and America, whose pjcoplc have not been subject to centuries of danger and who naturally do not ap preciatec the peril which the conti? nent constantly faces. "Some Americans and British pro? claim that the military and commer? cial power of Germany is broken and that therefore the watchword must be 'splendid isolation of good busi? ness.' "Others have dreamed of a Mossi anic reform ol the Universe, and oh-' serving that Europe declines to fol j low them in this path, are inclined] to nbondon Europe ns accursed. | "Nevertheless the econom'c danger! which succeeds the military peril calls! for even closer unity. Easy To Pb ase. Farmer?"so you're an oxnnricnced milker, hey. Now, which side UV a cow do you set on when von milk her?" Applicant for job?"On, I ain't a bit partickler, if the cow ain't!" Itadidcal Knee Leadership. (Lynchburg News.) Or. Motnn, who succeeds Booker Washington as head ofthe TuskcgCC Institute, is frankly bewildered. Ho reeogniy.es the presence of a general ivgro frame of mind with respect to the whites which both startles and confuses him. "I have? never known th" colored people to have a more in tense feeling towards the white peo lir.ln than ill. present." he recently de? clared, "and I have never known a till" when there was less reason. I never knew a t:me when the white nei.nle of the south?not only the leading white people, but the aver? age white man?were more anxious limn at present ti> I?' nbsolutcly fair and just to the negro. This is also true of the north. There never was n time when the south, and the north, too, saw more clearly the value of the negro as an economic factor in in? dustrial operations. I never know a time who: southern white people felt more chagrttctl and humiliated at the awful crime of lynching then they do today, and 1 never Knew a time when they were more determined to put down mob rule, whether aimed at black or white, than now. We, north and south, should make up our minds that there is room enough, there is opportunity enough for colored and white to w?lk peacefully and marmo niuosly here in America, each living Iiis life unhampered by any net of any untoward atitude of the athcr, and I hope that our leaders in every community, white and black, will get together and smotb out matters that are misunderstood, so that America can teach the World that black people and white people can live peacefully and harmoniously in our great coun? try." If Dr. Moton would lake Ib.- time to probe deeply into the problem which be confesses total inab'lity to solve, WC are ?piite sure that he would find the reason in the intemperate ncss, and radicalism, and the utter reckesness which chnractorikofl the negro leadership, especially in the north. There is Dubais, for example, a colored race agitator of the north, ?who has for years been employing his time both in the negro press and upon the platform, with a view of stirring up and putting into action the very ?worst impulses which animate the heart of bis race?preaching doctrine "which can never be seriously enter? tained bv the great masses of the whites who are concerned in the pre? servation of Anglo-Saxon civilization ?but. nevertheless feeding the f'ros of hopeless aspirations on the part of the colored population and of implac? able antagonism towards the whites -all of which has hue recent.lv cul? minated in blond race riots in Wash? ington and Chicago. Dubois, unhappi? ly, types a class of negroe orators and writers to which the vast majority of American negroes lend a more eager and attentive bearing than to such conservative, wise, and constructive lenders as Dr. Melon. As long as this condition continues?as long as thfe Duboiscs are preferred bv the colorco ncoplcs over the Melons?there seems to be but little hone for an early and sensible disposition of the race question. A REMARKABLE CONFESSION. West Graham, Va. Sept. 5. The PcntCSCOStal Union Meeting is moving along nicely and have large crowds every night. This is the third annual session for Graham and many sire wondering when it will close. It has been reported that it will close abont Sept. 20. Some of the most strikingly confessions have taken pfaeS in these meetings. WAile the meetmp; was going on near Spring vine' Mr. Asbevry was at the altar (Seeking the Lord and all at once he cried out, 'comp hcnr Charley", Whore is Charley Wills? Il<- has something against me, and by that t'me he had his pocket bpok in his hand, and rose from the altar, rushed hack through the crowd where Mr. Wills was and confessed he had till Oil a dollar out of a letter Mr. Wills had given him to mail as an ordqr for whiskey about fourteen years ago. After the con f".'sion Mr. Asberry made an earnest appeal for sinners to come to the a it nr. where he had found grace U help in t'me of need. 1 Johnl-9: "If we confess our s::>s he is grateful to forgive us our sins and cleanse U; from all unricheousness. I.. L. WV.N'X. Kuilied Hearts. The ruined wheat fields lying in the sun Wil smile again e'er many seasons pass; The crooning breeze will swav the I'.oldcu grass The way it did before a blazing gun Mowed down the meadow poppies in red heaps; And battered villages will rise am v. And homes will stand where mi ? time gardens grew; And in dim forests, where an admy sleeps. The little birds will sing their even The way tbed did before a blasting rain Of shrapnel cut the'r tiny nests in twain; For France will rise triumphant'. through her wrongs. Yes, France will grow once more in faith and pave Her tortured roads again with stoias of life. Her songs will rise once more above the,strife But what about the hearts that gave? and gave? ?Margaret K. Stuifst^r, i:i World Outlook. Tangled Up. "What is your son's wall: in life?" "He is a sea captain, who runs from here to New York." MARYLAND I-"AKMS. 132 n< ? < ? good land in Cecil county, Md. I ! mil" to school, > I -2 miles to station und good markets. Nice stone I and frame house, wat'-r in house and j barn bank barn with silo. For immediate sale, will include all farming implements, l! horses, I acres in tomatoes, 2 acre.', potatoes, 20 acres corn ii ton hay and 100 bushels wheat in barn. Have in p.cres plowed ncow for wheat. I'osession in .'10 days from ?Inte of sale. It, F. BUNDY, North East, Maryland. FARM BARGAINS, "ti 1-2 acres on state pike, .'! miles frmo town of 1000 populnt'on, (! room house ami cellar, well and cistern at door, nod poultry house, 2 barns 1 24x30, new 2-30x30 in fair condition, land rolling enough to drain, 0 a small limber fairly well fenced. Price $0000. Cowl terms. 20? acres :i miles from good town on R. route, nenr sehol, 7 room house, and ciliar welt ami cistern, smoke house, bank barn I 1x44 anil crib, good orchard, plena y stock water, some timber, land getllly lolling, fairly well fenced, good stoc'v and grain farm $10 "00. Terms. 82 acres near town and school, fi room house well and cistern, all nec? essary outbuildings, good bain, some timber, plenty of water, well fenced. $5000. Terms. ?tl acres on pike near village ami school, Ii rum house and cellar, good I barn am! double cribs, good orchard, I some timber, 20 :n res good bottom j land, fairly well fenced. $3200. I I.Vt'i acres on good pike 2 miles j from town of 1000 population, school l at corner of farm, S room house an ! basement, smoke house, well and cis ! tern, in f;rst class condition, a beau ! tiful location, barn 48x00 70 ton silo, double cribs and granary. $2000 worth of good timber, running water for I stock, well fenced, in first class con? dition, land very productive, [nice right. 213 acres 1 1-2 miles from railroad station, on It. route, 7 room house and cellar, well and c'sten, poultdy house 12x30, 2 bans one 30x48 other 40x00, ; SO Ion silo at each bam, well fenced, j some timber, in high state of culti I vation. $'.?0 per acre. Write for latest list. C. W. PURCELL, I 1 Winchester, Ohio. I Every kind- -Everywhere "WE GETTHE M?NEYAND SO DO YOU" THE BRITTS MERCANTILE AGENCY RoaNOKE..Virginia j Fine Stock Farm in Northern Virginia I Ntur Baltimore und Wsahlngton, the best markets in' j the vast. Puj good land cheap in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, i Notj tlio following bargains in strictly firct class Stock Farms, i : !in acn i finest Blue Grass land, located one mile from railroad T Btuliou :;('.() acres clear. Weil fenced. Running water in every field. I Ten room house. Good buildings . Price S'.K) per acre. Reasonable J terms. t 318 acres fine lm:d. Splendid bouse with modern improvements, I Good feiitua house and outbuildings. 100 acres finest timber. 130 ? ucres best bottom land. Well fenced and watered, near school, church, und railroad. 18 miles from Wushington, D. C. Price $21,000. illi .eres good grass land Pair buildings. Convenient to rail? road, school ami churches. Price iJIS,000. Good terms. Land is level, smooth, and casil yworked. 22U acres finest grass und grain land. Fenced with woven wire on locust mid steel pus: . Buildings are nil new and :\ro large and well r.rraugetl. W lb this property goes a small store und mill, both doing a fin ? business. Price $14,000. Have p!i nty of good small farms, fit) to 200 acres, at prices rang? ing from i ifiy to Ninety Dollars per acre. Also have a few ecellent big ones, right to iw> Ivo hundred acres. If you ar really in the market for a farm come and look at these places without delay. Write or wire me when to expect you. R. N. WRENN, REAL ESTATE, llerndnn. Va. !? 5 'It. '\ ii ALL^ HOME HOTEL FOR YOUNG WOMEN OPENS OCTOBER Ist, 1919 DAN RIVER COTTON MILLS, DANVILLE, VIRGINIA JJjfOUNG WOMEN, from sixteen to thirty-five years old, Z<, who come to work for the Dan River Cotton Millr,. ,-:t Schoolficld Virginia, not only make bolter wages tlu.n do any of the teachers in the secondary schools of the State, but they are provided in ! lylton Hall with a boarding place that combines with all modern hotel conveniences, the very unusual eocial, recreational and educational advantages of the up-to-date boarding school. A girl who wishes to better her conditio:! financially under the very best living conditions will find here.-, i oppor? tunity unexcelled in the whole country, for nothin : l.r.s been loft out of the pian to make certain the advantage* of a delightful home, in an environment that is uplifting.1 l. - spirational to a very high degree. For detailed informution write to MISS HAITIM HYLTON. S, perintenJent Well ,ro De.oarlm Box 2 sc. SGIOOLFIELD. VA. ccpyrigi.i ^ '' "Yremarks every" time you flush your 'II I P smokespot with Prince Albert?it hits l'nl|l y?u so fa'r ana square. It's a scuttle full of jimmy ^f?^St^^-v?9^^ pipe and cigarette makin's sunshine and as satisfy pwt^mWa^^^S^, ?'' "H> as >s delightful every hour of the twenty-four 1 ^a^*^: .???* ? It's never too late to hop into the Prince Albert pleasure Wl^v^^^pf^f^ri pasture! For, P. A. is trigger-ready to give you more llMl^^^l^^i ^ tobacco fun than you ever had in your smokecareer. I Plll^^v' fj That's because it has the quality. i Wz $ftl^. lift L Quick as you know Prince Albert you'll write it down \ \ I that P. A. did not bite your tongue or parch your throat. Wk Illp?* \m 1 -And, it never will! For, our exclusive patented process llr Wmk Mm-1 cuts out ^ite and Parcn- Try it for what ails your tongue 1 S^|j^P^5|SBai 9 Toppy red hugs, tidy red tins, handsome pound and half pound tin ffi'j"'.. 1 J S humidors?and?that clever, practical pound crystal glass humidor with y^*VffyS^np'"!g^ff m sponge moistener top thai heaps the tobacco in such perfect condition. I^B^Bal^B^% R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Winston-Salem, N, C,