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No. 45 Latest Returns Indicate Close Race Between Wilson and Hughes. Congressman Slemp Re-Elected In the Ninth District By Large Majority. The returns in the national election indicates that the re? sult is very close between l'resi dv'iit Wilson, the democrat candidate and Mr. Hughes, the republican candidate, and it may bo several days before the final result is determined. The lirst returns indicated that Hughes was elected by a large majority, but later the democratic candidate commenc? ed to gain and the result now depends on some of the small western stui.es claimed by the republicans*, in which Wilson is gaiuing rapidly and if he car? ries them he will be elected. The following table shown the latest ulcctoriui vote in the various states for the two candidates: Slates Wilsun Hughes J Alabama. 12 Arkansas . 0 Arizona. II Connecticutt. 7 California. 13 Colorado. Ii Delaware. :i Florida . ti (leorgia. U Illinois. 20 Iowa. 18 Idaho. I Indiana. 15 Kansas. Ill Kentucky . 13 Louisiana. 1(1 Mississippi. in Maine. i! Massachusetts. 18 Maryland. 8 Michigan . 15 Missouri. 18 Montana. I Minnesota . 12 North Carolina.... 12 Now Jersey. 14 New York. 4.S Now Hampshire.. . I Nebraska. 8 North Dakota. 5 New Mexico. 3 Novadu . 3 Oregon. 6 Oklahoma . 1U Ohio. 21 Pennsylvania. 38 Khodo Island. ? youth Carolina.. . South Dakota. 5 Tennessee. 12 Texas . -0 Utah. 4 Virginia. 12 Vermont. 4 West, Virginia. 8 Wisconsin . 13 Wyoming. 3 Washington. 7 Totale. 254 2(!7 Necessary to choice, 2?'>U. The unofficial returns from' the various counties in the Ninth District given below in? dicate that. Mr. Slemp has carried the district by a plural? ity of about 1500. Counties Trinkle Wise . Leo. Scott . Dickenson. Buchanau . Russell. 260 Tazewell. Bland . Washington. 100 Wythe. 00 Smythe. Pulaski. 300 Giles . 160 Bristol City. 310 Totals. 1180 HON. C. B. SLEMP. Re-Elected to Oongress by a Majority of About Fifteen Hundred. -,_ WISE COUNTY Following is the unofficial majorities of the various voting precincts in Wise Comity: Precloctl Trinkt? Slemp Big Stone (jap.... :s Cast Stone Qap . 42 Appalachia. L12 Stonoga . 123 Black wood . i t Cane Patch. 17 Norton . 13 Wise. 03 Cooburn. is:i Bonds Mill. 36 Way House. "2:1 Tasso. f> Hamilton. .. 40 Round Top. 811 Found. 52 Tacoma. :> Totals. 141 710 Slemp's majority in the coun? ty, 660; The Community Bell Wether Every farmer who raises sheep knows to what the above refers. The "hell wether" is the lender of the flock. He usually wenrs a hell,and where ever he and his hell go thither his llock obediently follows. For good or ill, to safety or i:: to danger, where ho leads they go. If he happens to bo a wise old fellow his followers profit by his wisdom, but if he de? velops vicious and unreliable traits disaster is almost certain to overtake the (lock. Have you ever paused to think how like sheep are we humans in this respect? Look around in almost any community anil you will easily spot the bell wether. Anil not only can you locate him, hut a little study of local conditions will in vaiablo disclose to the careful observer Iiis trite character-' iati?a as n loader, tf the community is progros Isjye, prosperous, law abiding land happy, yon may put it [down/thai this state of affaire ; results largely from the fact that these qualities are inherent in the leaders of community life. We know that many people like to think and assert that we are all equal and recognize no leaders, but this is purely a lig menl of the imagination Nine bill of every teil of us are too busy with our own allairs to take time to attend to the de. tails af community life. There are a thousand and one ques? tions of public impart that must fall to the lot of some one who has the time and the capacity to grapple with them, and un der such conditions community leaders are developed. If, hap? pily, lit! possesses wisdom, coupled with a spirit of unself? ish devotion to the interests of the community, then tin- com? munity is indeed fortunate. 15ut when ht.> develops vicious trails and an inclination for self-seeking, then, like the I sheep, his followers arc in dan? ger. While, as we have said, most of us are too busily engaged in our own pursuits to assume these burdens of civic responsi? bility, wo yet may keep a watchful eye upon those who have assumed the burdens and assist them in tile faithful dis charge, of their trusts. This we can ami should do, i'very one of us. This is a pret? ty good old world, after all, and safe ieaders and public of? tmals can easily be found, and every public spirited citizens should join the bunt.?Ex ] change. Southwest Vir? ginia Tour. W hat wo np? pleased to call |a part nf the Ninth cougres I sioiinl district is i'nat remote I line of counties extending ? along the Kentucky border darkly noiicilled with the ma i . jestic Cumborlauds on the west? ern side. There are four of them ? Lee, Wise, DiokuilSOtl and Buchanan. Next door neighbors, in the grip of the everlasting bills are Scott, Kits, sell and TuZOWoll: It is a two (lay's journey from Richmond to the stronghold of those political high lights, Stomp and j Trinkle; a tiresome, hard trip' for a man. exceedingly woari sohie to a w iinan. Noverthe less, Mrs It. Ii. Munford, of , Richmond, president of the Co operative Education Associa? tion, and Mir-s Douglus Wright, secret iry of the Virginia High School Co operative League,are on ii ten-da) speaking toiir of these counties, having in view the organization of leagues in the mountain district, and the promotion of a get-to-gothttr movement for the betterment of local conditions in cnoh com? munity of which the school is naturally tin- center; Mrs " Munford and Miss Wright left Richmond i lotober 'J'J A report received from them by ,1. II. Montgomery, executive secretary of the Cd operative Education Associa tion, contains an enthusiastic account of their,trip through Southwest, particularly of their reception al Nora, in Diekonson county, where they were met at the station by two hundred and twenty fntir schnei children headed by Superintendent French ami the teachers from fourteen schools tu the li ving ton district; The children had (lags, and with them waving j the breeze they marched to the I church, there being no school at this point, whore tln-y found more than two hundred pa? trons, both men and women, waiting to greet them. Num? bers had come in wagons,intthy bad walked ten miles. "Mrs. Munford was thrilled," Miss Wright wrote to Mr. Montgoiii ery, "and never spoke so well." Al Big Stone (lap. that lit? tle town nestling in a cup-like valley in the shadow of Stone mountain, famous through the stories of John Fox', Jr., Mrs. Munford and Miss Wright found the i\ireht,-Teachers' As? sociation already doing excel? lent work. This was a rose on? ly by another name ami it sm died Justus sweet to Mrs. Munford and Miss Wright, who spoke to an enthusiastic gath? ering of patrons and teachers in the auditorium of the splen? did high school at that point and infused new life into the organization;?Richmond Jour? nal. Radford Nor? mal Notes. Mrs. It. B. Munford, Fresi dont of the Co operative Edu? cation Association of Virginia, and Miss Douglas Wright, one of its Secretaries, will speak at the Normal School on Wednes? day, November 1st. The Nor? mal School has always been in? terested in the work of Co? operative Education Associa? tion and has promoted it in every way possible. Dr. .1. 1'. McConnell lias been Vico t'resi dent of the l.'o-operali v e Kdnca lion Association for (he last nine years. The Normal School isono of tho distributing centers for the literature und publica I lions of the Co-operative Edji Ication Association. Miss Ivliia Cox will on N? ivemher 1st begin her wark as I County Demonstration Agent in churgo <>i the Canning Club i Worit and Other interests of that Icharacter in connection with' the public schools and other groups1 in sections of Puluaki .and Montgomery Counties ad 1 jacent t<> Uadford, She will al? so do sohle work itt connection with tKo Normal School. Prof; .1. E. Avent on Thurs? day night addressed the Wythe County Teachers' Institution at Wythevtlle. 'l'he Normal School faculty docs' as much Kxlension Work in connection with thai high schools and rural school as the work of the Normal School will allow. A bulletin prepar? ed by Profi Avouti dealing with all grades of public schools,will shortly he ready for free dis? tribution. Prof. w. K. Gilbert, Secre? tary of the Appalachian Schnitt Improvement Poundniion, is receiving a hue;.- number of calls for speakers, lecturers, aiid entertainers in connection ?villi all praties of schools. The -Appalachin School Improve I ment (foundation's list of speak ers is larger tins year than usual. Schools an I Commiini iios desiring ilia services of oiio of th"S" lecturers or entertain ers can receive such assistance by writing Prof. Gilbert. The only charge for speaker's ser Vice is actual traveling expen? ses. The interest in athletic is very in irked tin-- season, New equip? ment is being added to the Gymnasium. New aihletiO fea? tures are heilig introduced. Tile voluntary out. door games and recreations uro very popular. AhoUl the 16th ol November a N.i tl School Uullelin en tit It'll "Principals of Teaching M ole Practic il" lor the u e of teachers ainl Teachers' In., rttitutcs will tie ready for dis? tribution. This bulletin was prepared by Prof. .1. K. Avdifl, head ..IHo- Department of Kiln | cation of the Normal School, and will he sent free to any one on request. A sei i.-s of illustrated lectures on Agriculture, Dural Kduou tion. Sanitation, History and Natural Scenery is being givon in the auditorium by Profi \\'-. 10 Gilbert. These lectures are based en the Keystone slides prepared especially lor use of educational institutions, The various classes have al? ready begun work mi tlio "Rad? nor'', the student Annual, I which shown the various?citivi 11es and interests of the Normal School. l'he Annual will not he published before next May. Dr. .1. P. MeConncll will on tin- night of N'oveinher loth, de live an address In fore the Ne Igro Organization Society of .Virginia at its annual Slate meeting! which will he held in Konnoke. The subject of the address is " The Present l ippor 1111111y of the N'egro i.i vir; ginia." Placards For Schools, Warnings Against Untidy Habits to he Posted in All Schools of State. Richmond, Va,, Oct. 31.?The State Hoard of Health has just issued, as a part of its educa? tional campaign against pre? ventable disease, a placard for use in the schools. This con? sists of a brief illustrated warn? ing to the children agailtBt put? ting their fingers und their pencils in their mouths and is regarded as of especial impor? tance in the light to prevent the spread of infantile paraly? sis. Experience has shown that much diphtheria and many like diseases are spread by direct in? fection from the lingers, etc., ami educators join with sani? tarians in efforts to break up the untidy habits of childhood that make this possible. Copies of this placard are being sent i to all the public schools and can be had upon request. THEATRICAL The management of tho Amuzii Theatre takes great pleasure in announcing tho coming of the Oliutham Concert Company which will appear her.' on the night of Monday, November 13 th, The success of this company since its organization baa boon most phenomenal. Space will not permit publication of the man) glowing tributes attest? ed the universal satisfaction which this company of artists has given theatre patrons throughout tho east. Each artist is endowed with tho pleasing personality and true artist's temperament. Their program is modern and effec? tive, selected with a view to educate and please che public. Tin? '? Perfect Song", an origi? nal operetta, written by Miss Chatham especially for this company, is it most uovol cos thllio feature and closes an ex coptiouul program that will not fail to attract and hold large audiences. Of it the Warren (t'a.) Even? ing Tunes says: Thursd iy evening was Miss Chathaln'8 second appearance in W..n Again she delight? ed a.id held her audience spell I' und by tin- in agio of her as a i e i1 lor I lor in irvolous dramatic reading entitled: "War Brides" was most effective and vivid; and her sympathetic interpreta? tion of Uiloy's"?ld Sweetheart of Mine," that much loved American classic, will linger long in the mind and heart of each hearer. LOCAL ITEMS. Beginning iiextSunday night, tin- Services at the Itaptist Church will begin at 7:80 in? stead of 7: i."? as heretofore. Miss Olga Horton w ill sing at tills Service Sunday night. Everybody invited. Singers always welcome. Mrs. E, Drenneii, who has .ii spending several weeks with her parents in l'urkers burg, W. \rd., returned to her home in the (lap Saturday night. The Lloyd Guild of Christ Church will meet at the homo of Mrs. II. E. Fox; Thursday at Miss Gladys Wolfe is teach? ing this week at Stoni'ga for Miss Hess Voting who is sick. Mr. and Mrs. C. O. VanGor ilor and daughters, Misses Null, Edith and label, motored to Miildnisborn Saturday in their Ford Touring ear ami returned Sunday. Never mind who's elected. He your own candidate for suc? cess thru study lug shorthand at Smith Brothers' School on Wood avenue. Students of stenography are now enrolling for tho Novem? ber classes at Smith Brothers' Shorthand School, the October classes being highly advanced. William Russell makes his debut as a headli.'ler it] the Mu? tual Star Production series in "Soul Mates" which is coming to the A m u zu Theatre on (Thursday) tomorrow. The pic sum is a powerful society drama, with an excellent cast supporting the featured player. Churlolt Burton,Loona H?tton, Harry Iveeiiun and Robert Klein comprise a oust of tin questioned ability. A new and talented child actor makes his first nppeurenco before the camera in this production, and tho work of Dodo Newton has the finished touches of the camera trained kiddie. Mrs. Benedict has opened up a Magazine Subscription Agency in the Public Library on Wood Avenue, and is now ready to receive subscriptions to all magazines. Shu solicits your patronage, NOTICE. Karl Stoehr, Munuger for Kelly Drug Company, will ap? ply tor license to despunse and use in manufacturer and com? pounding of Pharrnacuutiul preparations, Ethyl ulcohul, U. S. P., November 2(1, 1910. 1