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ESTABLISHED IMS i 7. A. LESLIE & SON,...Publishers TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION (In Advance,) Sf mail, postpaid, oaa year,..$1.60 Bjr uutJl, postpaid, 0 months,.... .76 Advertising: Rates Furnished on Application. Entered at the Tazewell, (Va.) post office as second class matter. FRIDAY, SEPT 19, 1919. THE WHEAT CROP DISAP? POINTING. Estimates made early in the season and even up to a short time before harvest, of the yield of the 1919 wheat crop, proved to be inaccurate, nnd a long way over the actual yield Not only the yield but the quality, was not first class. In fact, as one authority state?perhaps over stat-' ed?"it was the worst failure we've had for many years." Various reasons hnve been guessed for the disappointment, one is, poor seed sown. Another, too large an acreage attempted. Another, a poor grade of fertilizer or too small a quantity used per acre. Another still, too much rain in early spring, forc? ing on over growth of straw. Just which or how many of these causes contributed to the disappointment, cannot, of course, be given with cer? tainty. The government guarantee of a high price stimulated large out put and no doubt many farmers did not take necessary care in preparation of land for wheat. They had to hurry. Large acreage meant large expendi? tures for fertilizers?too large if every acre was to have an adequate supply?and the result was putting on two acres about what one acre should have had. Poorly selected seed is a prolific source of failure in yields in any crop, ami may have, in the hurry, and large amount of seed required, helped in bringing about the failure. What is the lesson ? Now, that there is no longer an emergency, though still a need for flour, the farmers should not attempt a large or abnormal acreage for next years crop. Forty bushels grown on one acre is far preferable to fifty bus? hels grown on two acres. World food conditions in 1020 can? not be foretold now, but it is cer? tain, says the Department of Agri? culture, that there will continue to be a demand for all we can grow, ant1 farmers should avoid speculativi plunges in unbalanced productions. PROHIBITION AND THE UN? EMPLOYED. An argument, . and at the time seemed a strong one, when prohibition and the liquor traffic was first sprung, was that a large number of people would be thrown out of em? ployment, and great suffering and direst results would inevitably follow. Some of the arguments made then provoke a smile now. We recall thai in the fights made in Pocahontas and Bluefield, (and the same in all the towns and cities) the actual numbel of liquor dealers and employes was given, ami pictured this crowd of folks and their families, as walking the streets, begging bread. "Look too," said the wet orator, "at the vast amount of property that will be practically destroyed if the liquor houses are closed. Pocahontas and Bluefield, nnd all the cities, will go bankrupt. The Prohibitionists are fools and fanatics." And so, the rav? ing went on. What has happened? Just what the prohibitionists said would happen.. The houses used for dispensing liquor are now used for profitable and respectable business. The saloon keepers have found other jobs more agreeable and resueHLnblc. Mr '^??!ir.'.?fe, U. S. Director of the Employment service, is placing about C5.000 men every day in good jobs, says: "We have not had a single application for a job from a bartender." That is, from a man who wanted a job as a bartender. Not only statewide but nationwide and world-wide prohibition will still improve matters, particularly among what we are pleased to call, the la? boring classes. WHEAT GRADED DOWN. The charge, that the new wheat crop is being graded down so as to bring large discounts to the govern? ment, is not true, says a bulletin just out from the United States Depart? ment. Any farmer not getting a square deal has the right to appeal to the Grain Corporation. Cost Of Living Coming Down Slowly *%ut Surely. The cost of living is coining down and- the effect is already discernnblo in the business world. Food prices have dropped within the past few weeks, according to statistical agen? cies, and the price of clothing has also tumbled in the wholesale mar? kets. The cotton market has gone to pieces, nntl much lower prices in nil lines will develop from now on. But tho rent profiteer shows no signs of budging. The nation, owing to stoppage of building operations in the war. period, is short more than 1,000.000 dwell? ings. Owners of tenements, flats and apatment houses in the cities flood? ed with applicants have taken ad? vantage of the situation to advance rents over and over again. Hundreds of instances have been furnished of owners of a certain class charging 525 or more per cent rentals to tenants than more humane prop? erty owners of nearby dwellings of the same character. Thus far nothing has been done by nr.tion, state or city to bring correc? tion of these evils. They are potent elements of unrest. Without correc? tion in taxation . wrong living costs can not be brought down to the level that is possible and just. Teachers* Pay. If teachers were but fairies, Living in field or fell, And needed not to eat or dress, Or heed the dinner bell; If they could wave a fairy wand, And so turn work to play, Why, then I think the teachers Could clo without their pay. They teach some twenty subjects, Police the grounds and ball; They're bankers, Red Cross agents Health chorister, one and nil; They're faithful to their duties. I wonder what you'd say, If they'd neglect your children As you neglect their pay. Bookkeeping's recreation, A pretty little game. At which they play quite often, Beside the midnight flame; And then they say their prayers, When not too tired to pray, And ask the Lord for strength to teach And toil another day. If humans were but human They'd ply the golden rule And pay these weary teachers And prize the public school; They're kind to aged horses, They turn them out to hay, Hut teachers must teach on and on, Though worn and bent and gray. Not all your gold and trensures Could ever half repay The patience and the care they give Your children day by day. Then grudge them not an honest wage, 'Tis all too light a toll, They are the moldera of the mind, The sculptors of the mind, The sculptors of the soul. ?S. A. NOWSE, in Newport News Daily Press. News Of North Tazewcll. .1. D. Peery is a business visitor to Gary this wck. J. II Harris and wife, of Gary, spent the week end with Mrs Harris sister, Mrs. .1. D. Peery. Mrs. Lena McCall s reported BS getting on nicely and it is hoped by her many frincds that she will soon be out. Earl Ireson will leave on the 22nd for Stnunton to resume his studies Stuart l\ Whitley left last Thurs? day for Pcoria, 111., where he will take a course in watch repairing. Mrs. Alderson, of Russell County, "S!M 'AV 'N "WW Puu "-'IM SurjJSJA x| or, this week. School opened here last Monday with Miss Miler as principal, with about 80 on the roll. Mrs. Lucy Dickenson is back at the wire in the absence of operator Whttt. Capt. Jack W. Witten, acting as chaperonc went to Cedar Bluff Mon? day to cut corn for brother J. II. McGuire, who is in the sanatorium at Catawba. The following members of the order of Knights of Pythias par? ticipated: Charles Pat Harman, J. D. Gillenwator, David C. Peery, R. C. Peery, Nve Uiitts, J. O. Sayers, L. Ti McGuire, J. D. Peery, Paul P. Brills. From A Former Resident. Bedford, Va., Sept. 10. Dear Mr. Leslie. W. J. gave me a check to send to you as he gets in after the postof fice is closed, so I will have to "fess" up. I dont remember where I put that check, so I am sending you a check of my "very own," as I want it to go off in this mail. And, now, the first time l get mad at him I will remind him of the fact that he owes me $1.50. You of course bear of the woman having these good Johns. Well, Mine happened to bo a "good will" so I am sure of my $1.50 back, and maybe another 50 cents for in? terest. I suppose, Mr. Leslie, you know about the Editors home they nre try? ing to put thru here in Bedford. If I understand right, it is a home for the editors on taking vacations and a regular rest, resort. The name of the place is Jeter, once a girls collega, (that is the building.) And it is ru i >ored that a number of editors and their wives are to have a convention if that is what it might be called. Any way, my two daughters, Beatrice and Allie Gray, who are stenographers and bookkeepers, did some stenog? raphic work for the business, and they understood the company to say that a number of editors and their wives from different states, or diff? erent places in Virginia were com? ing and yould probably be in Bed? ford several days. If you and Mrs. Leslie are among the number wo want you to make your home withtun while here. I suppose you remember mo, (Ethel Williams) as one of your pupils when you tnugbt in the .old high school building. One little teacher I remember I loved very dearly, was Mrs. Bland, the very sweetest silvery hnired old lady. I often wonder if she is still living. I spent the night with your daughter, Nancy, when school closed, and shall never forget how Mrs. Blnnd entertained us children with beautiful stories. Sincerely, MRS. W. J. SUTHERLAND. f% || Used 50 years ? OIK without n change. The Good Old Mill AI* C Fashioned kind lYUUCl D ihnt never fails. ? ? Unequalled ior L1V61* Biliousness, Sick Headache, Conste Pillc pat ion and Mala 1 Hid ,ia. Your Grand? father relied on -j r\ them. Nothing i UC. better at any price. Get the genuine. Atallitiiicelst?. Mnnfd liyl'olli Miller Unit: Co., Inc.. Ilillil.it. Va. I'lan World's Highest Tower For Memorial. A monumental tower of steel, mow than twice as high as the world s loftiest present structure, | the Eiffel Tower, is proposed by leading citi? zens of Pittsburg for a memorial to the soldiers of that district, accord? ing to the October Popular Mechanics n p'c the tower. The total height of the tower as planned is 2,100 ft., with uti observation platform 100 ft. in diameter at the 2,000-ft. level, sur? mounted by four powerful lanterns, indicating by their colors, the points of tin; compass to all aerial naviga? tors within n 40-mile radius. At the 1,6000-ft., 1,000-ft., and 600-ft. levels! respectively ore a trophy hall, a res-' taurant, and an amusement hall. At the base a monolithic structure, 100 ft. high and 800 ft. square, contains free assembly rooms on the ground. floor, and a vast convention hall 35 ft. above, seating 15,000. The C. H. Reynolds Farm, Consisting of more than 500 Acres, will be sold At Auction September 30,1919, At 12:00 Noon. Located on the beautiful waters of CavettV Creek, four miles north of Tazewell Court House. Fine macadam road rums through this farm for more than a mile. It will be di? vided into several tracts, all fronting on this road. It is only a 20 minutes run from this farm to Tazewell. Very seldom can you pur? chase land like this in tracts to suit yourself and at your own price. Two good sets of buildings, with running water in each house, make this farm exceptionally well adapted for di? vision. This is probably the best watered place in the county. More than twenty springs and the larger stream of Cavett's Creek furnish good water for each tract and grazing boundary. One of these springs has medicinal properties in its sulphur water. Tazewell county is famous th roughout this country as the home of the export streer; and seldom is land offered for sale lo? cated like this farm. Plenty of good hottom lands bordering; on the finest bluegrass pastures.. It has been well and carefully handled by the owner for many years and is in a high state of cultivation. Will bo divided into several small tracts and a few largeii ones. Many dollars in cash and other prizes given away absolutely free. The ladies are especially invited to attend this sale. $20-00 in gold for person guessing nearest the average per acre for the farm. * Possession given January 1, 1920. Land for wheat at once. TEHMS: One-third cash; balance one and two years. Good land like this in the famous county of Tazewell is seldom placed on the market and it is your opportunity to buy. Land is advancing hy leaps and bounds. Located in an excellent neigh? borhood near good schools and churches. Come. Get your share of land and free prizes. Southwest Land Co., Abingdon, Va. E. E. Akers, Manager. R. H. Gist, Solicitor OOD IDEAL Open your Lucky Strikepack age this way?tear off part of the top only. Protects the Lucky Strike cigarette?a cigarette made of that delicious real Bur ley tobacco. It's tooeted. SAAS jTlf^t^rt&a*^ 6/<%^<q, i m c o n - o ? at.o Doing Your Best | With What You Have ? ?'Your paper," said a man with a little place over back of town, "ain't for me and my kind-*the fellows with small farms. It's all for the big, successful ... ft men. "That," I replied, "is where you re wrong. qSe COUNTRY GENTLEMAN is just as much for the small farmer as it is for the big man?it's for every man who is doing the best he can with what he has. It believes in the small farmer; it looks upon him as the man who did most to keep the fighting world from starving. "And it is trying in every doing Hiebest they can possible way to help the with what they have. small farmer to make a It will be a bully scries, success? to do the beat written by some of THE he can with what ho COUNTRY GBNTLB has." Just to cmpha- MAN'S best men, nnd no size this very point, THE former, however small COUNTRY GENTLE- his place, con afford to MAN is planning a new miss it. One Dollar, in scries of articles, to begin vested in a years auto? some time this foil, about scription, may make the small farmers in all parts difference between suc of the country who are cess and failure. Delay fighting the battle and doesn't pnyl Send Me Your Dollar?Now A. M. BLACK,Tazewell, Va. Phone 128. TV Conn try Ge nil into The Laditl' Home Jonra*) Tbt Saturday F.??nbj Pojl SI tosa?Sl.Ot 12 bsoM-Sl.T5 SI Ui?M-?i.OO 1 Collections Every kind?Every where " WE GEITHE MONEY AND SO DO YOU" THE BRITTS MERCANTILE AGENCY ROftNOKE. VIRGINIA Fine Stock Farm in Northern Virginia Ntar Baltimore and Wsahington, the best markets in' the east. Buy good land cheap in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. Note the following bargains in strictly firct class Stock Farms. 390 acres finest Blue Grass land, located one mile from railroad station. 300 acres clear. Well fenced. Running water in every field. Ten room house. Good buildings . Price $90 per acre. Reasonable terms. 318 acres fine land. Splendid house with modern improvements, Good tentna house and outbuildings. 100 acres finest timber. 130 acres best bottom land. Well fenced and watered, near school, church, and railroad. 18 miles from Washington, D. C. Price $21,000. 440 acres good grass land Fair buildings. Convenient to rail road, school and churches. Price $18,000. Good terms. Land is level, smooth, and casil yworked. 220 acres finest grass and grain land. Fenced with woven wire on locust and steel posts. Buildings are all new and :vre large and well arranged. With this property goes a small store and mill, both doing a fine business. Price $14,000. Have plenty of good small farms, 50 to 200 acres, at prices rang? ing from Fifty to Ninety Dollars per acre. Also have a few ecellent big ones, eight to twelve 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, Herndon, Va. 9 5 4t. MrlYLTON HALL^ HOME HOTEL FOR YOUNG WOMEN OPENS OCTOBER Ut, 1919 DAN RIVER COTTON MILLS. DANVILLE, VIRGINIA OUNG WOMEN, from sixteen to thirty-five years old, who come to work for the Dan River Cotton Mills, at Schoolfield. Virginia, not only make better wages than do any of the teachers in the secondary schools of the State, but they are provided in Hylton Hall with a boarding place that combines with all modern hotel conveniences, the very unusual social, recreational and educational advantages of the up-to-date boarding school. A girl who wishes to better her condition financially under the very best living conditions will find here an oppor tumty unexcelled in the whole country, for nothing has been I vTt ?V Plan t0 make certain the advantages of a delightful home, m an environment' that is uplifting and in spirabonal to a very high degree. l-M ,,A^..?Fot detai'ed information write to MISS HATTIE HYLTON. Superintendent WeUare Dcpartment Bo? 236, SCHOOLFIELD. VA.