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Town and ooyniy News
Gathered in And Aroanil Town By Our
Resio'ent And County
Buston &Sons have opened up tliier im?
mense stock of garden and flower seeds.
Mr. \ ass u" Brooks, ot Thompson Valley,
who has been very ill with pneumonia, is
though; !j be out of danger.
lue I? avy rains have cleaned the town
streets of mud, and to that extent have
Rev. J. X. Liarman has resumed the
practice ilaw, and baa opened an office on
the second floor o:' the Masonic building.
Use Baliards OU-lir-k Baking Powder,
25 cts. per 11). can, ii is -rood. Buston &
Sons, Ayls. 2. t.
The streams in tins vicinity were said to
be higher Sunday and Monday than they
have bc<.:i for many years before.
To save trouble and expense you had
better Bettle with Harrisson, Surface & Co
at once. 1
The impurities in ti?_r blood which cause 1
scrofulous eruptions arc thoroughly
eradicated by Uood's Sarsaparilla. Try it. <
Mis. Calvin Moore, wife of the postmas?
ter at Liberty llil!, in this county, died at
that place on Tuesday morning.
It is reported that a large eagle has been
seen ui: the mountain just South of town.
If this be true, it is preparing to feast on '
Col. May'? nice young lambs.
Mrs. Sam Cowan, who lives on the farm
of Win. E. Peery, Jr., has been Vjery sick
with pneumonia, but is in a fair way to re?
No meeting of the Epworth League was
held on last Monday night, as the weather
was loo inclement for the members to at?
Mr. U. F. Cecil, of Cedar Bluff, was in
town Tuesday, and says Clinch River and
Big Indian were booming when he left
On Thursday of last week Miss Fannie
Barlow was married to Mr. S. W. Barnett,
at the resi fence ui Mr. M. S. Knight, near
Unaka, Rev. W. 11. Kelly otiiciated
No person now living in this county
ever Baw : s much lightning or ever heard
Bfimuch thunder in the month of February
as we have been having this month.
If "Money saved is money made'' you
will do well to call at Harrisson, Surface
& CVs an l ; ay your account and thereby
save cost of collection.
The m il dam attached to the mill of
Messrs Henry & Graham, at Maiden
Spring, this County, was washed out
by the high waters on Sunday.
Mr. Sani'l iL Laird, of Cedar Bluff
was in to\wi Sunday night to attend
the- servil es at the Episcopal Church. Mr.
Laird is a member of Biuegrass Lodge
I. 0. O. F.
Harrisson, Surface & Co., request us to
say that they are pressed for money to
mcei their bills and are compelled to col?
lect what is due them at once?" A word
to the wise issufficenr."
Mrs. Dr. O'Keeffe will go to Brainwell,
West Va. . tomorrow to attend a mission?
ary meeting which will be held at that
place. Mrs. O'Keeffe takes great interest
in missionary work.
Mr. J. P. Whitman, of Horse Pen Cove,
was in t ?wn several days this' week, and
rej orts ? e i! damage from '.he heavy rains
in his community. The roads had been
dreadfully damaged he says.
On !..:-; Wednesday Miss Mary Ruther?
ford was married to Mr. Win. Knight, at
the home of the bride's father, Mr. F. P.
Rutherford/near Unaka, in this county.
The ceremony was performed by Kev.
W. II. Kelly.
Dr. W. P. Nye is very .-anguine of the
6uccc.-s of a folding car stop which he has
Just patenle 1. He lau been oil rcJ a site,
free of charge at, Max Meadows Va.. on
which to creel a building to be used as a
manufactory for his steps.
Maj. R. II. Henry and :ion. S. C. Gra?
ham have gone ^. Charleston, West Va., to
attend the FethwAJ Court now in session at
11^:,:. place, 'ilit ?' are called there by the
? rated riparian case from Biuetield
Bluefield Water Works and Improve
'' :!- Co. ys San lers.
Li : heavy storms, event including the
firm ier and lightning, that prevailed
during the last week, were predicted some
weeks agi > I >y I licks, the weal her prop! .et.
Thi- man if wonderfully gifted either with
capacity for forecasting or guessing.
/Mc.-srs W. O. Whitman and W. G.
i'uUDg, accompaine : by Misses Edith a: d
.Varl Whitman and May Hicks, called .it
the homo of the editor last Friday night
and with violins and piano entertained the
hoU:Cho'd wi.h dtlLjhtful music.
Borne of the young men and ladies of the
town arranged to have a storm party vieit
the house of Maj. Henry on Monday night.
It was a veritable storm party. Those who
attended went through a storm in getting
faerc, and returned to their respective
1 jiomes while ic continued to storm.
^Ve receive occasional complaints fron,
subscribers that they do not get their
papers regnlary. We sendto each and every
subscriber, each week, a copy of our paper
and will be glad if those who fail to receive
it will notify us, so we can take steps to
see where the bla ue lies.
Rev. 1. I'. Martin received a telegram
on Smuiav summoning him to the bedside
of a dying brother, at Knoxville, Teno.
Mr. Martin left that afternoon but bis
brother died before be reached him.
The dwelling house of S. R. Hufford, at'
Wythevilie, Va., came very near being de?
stroyed by fire on Monday of last week.
Three rooms and part of the roof were
burned, but nearly all the furniture was
saved. The loss is fully covered by in?
Rev. Mr. Hypes, the Evangelist, closed
his meeting at Midway, in this county, on
Sunday, and commenced a meeting at
Steelsburgon that night, where he will
remain ten days. His meeting at Cedar
Bluff was a fine one, so far as professions of
faith were concerned, hut the weather
wa- so unfavorable that the meeting at
Midway wits not so successful
The Epworth League will give a Jap
anescTea in the Town Hall on Friday
evening March, 5 th, at seven oclock. A
program consisting of Music, Recitations,
Pantomines and Tableau? will be given,
then refreshments will be served, admiss-1
?ion 25 cts.
Mrs. Tena Bowman, who lives with her I
daughter Mrs. John Sioss, on Mud Fork,
in this County, is probably the oldest per?
son living in this section of Virginia. When
the war of 1S12 began Mrs. Bowman was
about twelve years old. This would make
her about ninety-seven now. She is in
good health and^very active.
Mr. L P. Summers, editor of the Abiug
don Virginian. w;.s married on yesterday
to .Miss Katie Barbee, daughter of Mr.
\l. A. Barbee, at his home at White Gate,
Giles Co. Va. The bride is one of the
most beautiful young ladies in Southwest
Va., and the groom is a gentleman of much
promise in his chosen profession.
A gentleman recently put an advertise?
ment in the Republican advertising cer?
tain property for sale, ordering the ad?
vertisement to be continued fur three or
four issues. After two insertions he
ordered the advertisement to to be dis?
continued. Why? He had received sev?
eral proposals to purchase as a result of
the advertisment. If you have anything
you want to sell it will pay you to adver?
tise it in the Republican.
We have received no mails from the east
since Monday. The heavy rains caused
the tunnel at Egleston's Springs, in Giles
Couty, on the New River road, to cave in.
The physical formation of the country at
this point is such that the railroad Co.
finds it impossible to transfer either pas?
sengers or the mails. On the Elkhorn di?
vision the same conditions exist, and
travel is entirely stopped on that line.
The delay may continue for several days.
Mr. Clarence Wade, a druggist at Key?
stone, West Va., was drowned on last Sun?
day at that place. He was crossing a
bridge over Elkhorn and the bridge gave
way while he was on it precipitating him
into the stream which was very much swol?
len. The ho ly was carried down the
stream one mile, where it lodged against a
railroad trestle and was recovered. Mr.
Wade was a former resident ofChristains
burg, Va., was a young man, unmarried
and of excellent character. He has a
brother in the drug business at Biuefield.
Mr. 1). B. Strouse, father of Rev. Clar?
ence Strouse, who conducted a meeting at
this place last winter, has gone into the
evangelestic work and is meeting with
wonderful success. Mr Strouse, Sr. is a
man of considerable wealth and a high
order of business capacity, but has east
aside his business* interests and is now
giving his entire time to bringing souls to
repentance. He closed a meeting at Chris
tiausburg on the 1 Oth inst., which had
been in progress ten days. The result of
the meeting was eighty-two additions to
the various Churches, and when Mr.
Strouse left 162 persons had made pro?
fession ofsahctification. Mr. Strouse is now
conducting a similar meeting at Pearis
burg, (Jiles Co., Va.
Fatal Injury To a Venerable Lady.
On Monday morning Mrs. E. S. Acton,
who resides with her daughter Mr?. G. H.
Landen, at this place, had her clothing to
accidentally catch fire while sitting in front
of a grate, and was so severely burned
she died on the evening of the same day
at 6 o'clock. Mrs. Lahdon had left the
room where her aged mother was sitting
only a few minutes, when she heard B?rne
Illing fall. She returned to the room und
found Mrs. Acton lying on the floor
with her clothing in a blaze. The flames
were extinguished and medical aid sum?
moned, but the lady never recovered
from the shock. She was ehbty two years
old, and was born in Botetourt County, Va,
and had resided with her son-in-law, Mr.
G. H. London, for the past thirty years,
first at Salem, Va, and for the last two
years at this place. Mrs. Acton had been
in feeble health for a number of years,
and had been a consistent member of the
Lutheran Church the greater part of her
life. Funeral services were held at the
residence of Mr. Landon, at 4 o'clock,
Tuesday afternoon, after which the remains
were taken to the east end Cemetery and
Gi?espie Literary Society.
On Monday nicht, the 22ml inst., Gil
lespie Literary Society, of Tazewell College,
gave an'entertainment in the Chapel ofthat
institution. The night was very indement
but a fairly good crowd was in attendance,
and enjoyed the entertainment very much.
.All the young ladies and gentlemen who
participated acquitted themselves well.
Sermon to Odd Fellows.
On hist Sunday night Rev. W. D. Buck
ner, Rector of Stras Memorial Church,
preached a special sermon to Bluegrass
Lodge, No. 142, I. 0. 0. F. We regret
our inability to be present, being detained
at home by painful indisposition. We are
informed that the sermon was able and
instructive, and the services throughout of
a very interesting nature. A large congre?
gation was present, notwithstanding the
weather was so disagreeable.
More Curative Power.
Is contained in a bottle of Hood's Sarsa
parilla than in any other similar prepara?
tion. It costs the proprietor and man?
ufacturer more. It costs the jobber more
and it is worth more to the consumer. It
has a record of cures unknown to any other
preparation. It is the best to buy because
it is the ( me True Blood Purifier.
Hood's Pills are the best family cathartic
and liver medicine. (Jentle reliable sure.
A Korse Ran Away.
A good deal of excitement was occasioned
on Main Street last Saturday afternoon by
a runaway horse. The horse which is
driven by James Lawson to the one horse
wagon of Mr. McCoy became unruly while
near Yost's mill and threw the driver
out of the wagon. He ran up the eres
street from the mill to Main Street, and
then ran down Main Street as far as the
Tazewell Hardware Co. There the wagon
came in contact with a tree and the horse
tore loose, with part of the shafts still at?
tached to him. Heran a short distance
and turned into the flleyjust west of the
ollice ofDrs. GiUespie and Hall, where he
was caught. The w agon was not very much
damaged and the horse seemed to be un?
A Flattering Call.
Rev. W. E. Buckner, Rector of Stras
Memorial Church, at this place, recently
received a call to Grace Episcopal Church,
Chicago. It is the largest Church of the
Episcopal denomination in Chicago and
the third in membership in the United
States, having communicants to the num?
ber of fourteen hundred and seventy. The
call was a very flattering one, and Mr.
Buckner went to Washington last week lo
meet and confer with a committee repre?
senting Grace Church. He returned to
this place last Saturday, and tells us that,
after carefully considering the matter, he
decided to decline the call and to remain
with his church at Tazewell. Rev. Buck?
ner is very popular in this community
with all denominations, and his many
friends will be glad to learn that he will
BURKE'S GARDEN ITEMS.
High waters, very high waters, highest
since li>7t>; but there lias not been very
much damage done.
Dr. Ed Peery made a business trip to
Graham last week.
That was a mistake, Harvey G. hasn't
gone anywhere yet.
Misa Bessie Snapp has returned from
Washington County, where she has been
teaching in hei uncle's family. Miss
Bessie receive 1 a hearty welcome on her
return. She is a popular young lady.
Mr. Clint Moss graduated, and thought
he'had received his diploma, but when
bis father examined him it was thought
best for Clint to resume his studies at
school. Don't be in a hurry Clint.
There is lime enough.
The B. G. L. and M. Circle will meet at
the.Academy, Saturday, the 27th,inst.
Mr. Wm. Peery, of Smyth County, spent
a few days w ith relatives as he was passing
through the Garden, en route for Tazewell.
Dr. Dunnigan, from Clear Fork, was
setn in our midst a few days ago.
Messrs. Alex Long and Joe Meek have
been traveling in the surrounding coun?
ties looking for stock cattle.
Quite a number of valentines we?e sent
out and received in this community, and
a good deal of fun was the result.
Friday evening, the 19th iast., was an
enjoyable occasion to all who had the
privilege of attending a party at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Meek. A large
crowd was present,
"Bright the lamps shone o'er fail
women and o'er brave men."
':And when music arose with its volup?
Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spoke
And all went merry as a marriage bell."
Fine Piano For Sale.
One Fine Five Hundred^ Dollar Piano
for sale. Price $100. Half cash, balance on
easy terms. Apply to W. A. Belew.
2LL, VA., THURSI
CEDAR BLUFF ITEMS.
We have lots of rain, mud and high wa?
Mre. Edwin Childrees,1 of Richlauds,
who has been very ill, is improving.
Mr. Wm. Allen is at the point of death,
A large crowd stood on the hank of the
Clinch River while the rain was pouring
down Sunday evening watching for the
railroad dump to fall, but it wouldn't fall,
The M. E. church held their last
quarterly conference for this year, at Rich
lands, last Saturday and Sunday.
Rev's. D. A. Glenn and W. A. Games
will commence a meeting here on Thurs?
day, March llth. They will administer
the rites of baptism.
Rev. .1. W. Hypes.closed a protracted
meeting at Taint Lick last Sunday? Result
115 conversions and professions of sanctifi
The Epworlh League at this place is
doing good work. They have organized
an active prayer meeting which we aie all
interested in. The meetings are held
every Thursday night. Reporter.
Bradstreets report for last week says;
"General trade shows more improve?
ment, the features of which are the advances
for Bessemer pig iron, steelibillets, steel
rails, some grades of wool, raw sugar,
Indian corn, pork, lard and for print cloths,
with an upward tendency for leather; to?
gether with a number of metal and texti'e
industrial establishments which have re?
opened with the week, and improvement
in recent raliroad earnings. The demand
for rails since the break in quotations has
resulted in sales of nearly one million tons,
of which 100,01)0 tons are for export."
This is a very encouraging statement, and
looks very much like the non-prosperity
how lers will soon have to shut up.
Two South American Republics, Peru
and Bolivia, are about to go to war over a
boundary line dispute. Republics ought to
settle their disputes by arbitration.
The marble industry in Bickens county,
Ga., is proseprous, all the companies run?
ning onfall time and paying their hands
promptly. Professor Fuchs, of New ifork,
a noted sculptor, who has developed
marble quarries in Italy, spent a few
days last week in prospecting ouel buying
property in the Long Swamp valley in the
region of the Piedmont and Southern Mar?
ble Company's property, ile has bought
to the amount of SSO,000,
The Odd Fellows of the State of Illinois
have started a wor!by movement to es?
tablished a home for indigent and aged j
members and their wives, and in which
they can pass their declining years in com?
fort under fratt rnal cave.
The Union Iron and Steel Company of
Youngstown, Ohio, will resume the manu?
facture of cotton ties at once. The com?
pany has enough orders to keep the cotton
tie mills busy for several months.
Small-pox has broken out in Pensacola,
Fla., and Acting Secretary of the navy
McAdoo has authorized an expenditure of
$500, if needed, to erect a temporary hos?
The plague in the central States of India
is working fearful havoc tunong the in?
habitants. The mortality is fearful at
>AY, FEBRUARY S
Banda, the blackest spot of the. B?ndel
Kund Province, where, out of a popula?
tion of about 700,000 there are 200,000 re?
ceiving relief. SLure the outbreak of the
plague in Bombay 6,853 cases have been
reported to 19th just, and 3,447 deaths
from that cause had been reported. In
Bombay presidency 9,911 cases and 8,000
deaths had been reported.
The New York Financier of last week
speaking of the financial condition of the
country said this about our section:
"The South i specially, seems to be on
the verge of a genuine recovery in trade
and reports received during the week are
of the most encouraging nature. The
opening of the spring season there it is
believed- will be the most auspicious since
the panic, and the rest of the country will
ivitm sa a similar awakening from the leth?
argy of the past few years.
STRAS MEMORIAL EPISCOPALCHURCll.
First and Third Sundays of the month
at 11 a. m. and 7:.'!? p. in.
Holy Communion?First Sunday at 11
a. in. I
Sunday school every Sunday at 9:30
A hearty welcome is extended to all.
RlJV. VV. D. BUCKNKB,
Mrs. Nancy 11. Tiller was born October
27th, 1819,and di.-d November 5th, 1890,
aged 77 yrs. and 8 days. When a young
?_-iri she joined the Methodist Episcopal
Church South and was a consistent mem
beklhereof all her life. In her religeon
-iii^fonnd great comfort, and in it she
tn?mphed in death:
she became the wife of Ira Tiller, Sep?
tember 29, 1839, and was the mother of
eleven children, .-even are now living to
mourn her death. Her husband preceded
her some years to the spirit world.
David A. Tiller was born August 19th,
1851, and died November 2Sth, lso:;, aged
45 years, 3 months and 3 days. He was a
member of the Methodist Episcopal church
South, having joined when quite a young
boy and living a quiet and harmless life.
He bad no enemie?, but many friends.
He was married to Miss M. J. Nor tan,
March 17th, 1880. Three children were
born unto them all of whom, with the wife,
mourn bis death.
(Sarah E. Tiller was born July. 7th, 1S5U
and died January 31st, 1S97. aged 47 years
7 mos. and 4 days. She was a Christian
lady and was a member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church South. For nearly 301
years slic was a sufferer, but during all
those days she was patient, and resigned
to her masters will. So her aflliction was
not punishment, but only tiie chastning of
a gracious Heavenly "Father, who was
teaching her the beautiful lesson of humili?
ty and trust. It seldom occurs tbat-God
takes mother, son and daughter from one
home in less than 5 months, yet in all
things, whatsoever, Ue doeth, we should
the hand of love and mercy.
The"mother's death was ablessing to the
son, likewise the son's to the daughter,
am! all to the community. We all who
mourn their loss and commit them to God,
und pray bis blessing upon them for
S. B. Vaught, Pastor.
I if yon Want to Save Money<*^ |
' ? Buy youi Hardware, Tinware, Corn S
(? Twine, Stoves, Baling Wire. Paints, ja
. ? Pumps and all kinds of plumbers' m
B supplies, and have your plumbing H
i y" done by the
TAZhWELL HARDWARE CO., 0
Opposite Com thouse, Tazewell, Va
Several dwelling rooms. Apply to.
C. M. Kiliiy.
That you may know when and where to buy
ATT RIGHT PRICES
Until Further notice' wo will
offer our entire stock of
boots, shoes, hats und
At Cost for Cash. There is no reserve. Everything must go.
Men's Suits which have been cheap at
3.50 are now 2.25. 4.50 are now 3.00,
8.00 arc now 3.75. 7.50 are now 5.50.
8.50 are now 6.50.
10.00 are now 7.00.
15.00 are now 13.00.
Youths' 3-piece Suits which, were 2.00 to 10.00 are now 1.50
to 7.00 ; Children's Suits?3 to 16 years?whish were
1.00 to 6.00 are now 50 cents to 4.00 ;' Men's Solid
Leather Boots 1.00; Men's Oil Grain and
Kip Shoes. 1.00.
Heavy Diagonal Double Texture Mclntosh, 2.50; All Wool
Tricot Mclntosh, 3.75.
In fact everything in our line at and below cost. This
sale will continue for a short time only. No trouble to show
Goods. Come and see us.
BAYLOR & HARMAN.
_^;vj fit**.* fwi A^aV- I
We expect to
Start for New York
Next week for
Spring Goods. Before
they arrive we have to
Make more room.
A great many staples,
Short lengths and remnants,
Will be sold at
Your Prices. This is
Your last opportunity.
fin v. Thi
apman & i nompson.
?T?2EWELL, VIRGINIA, m
No family table is now complete unless sup?
plied with fruit. We have for our customers a lull '
line of Evaporated Fruits.
Peaches, Apricots, Prunes and Apples.
Our Evaporated Apples, when cooked, are
EQUAL 10 GREEN FRUIT.
Pickles and Condiments.
At this season of the year many persons need
something to give them a relish for their food, as
well as to gratify the taste. We have a stand?
ard line of Pickles, Sauces. Catsups, and
Mustards. We wish to call especial at?
tention to our
-o: SWEET PICKLE PEACHES :o
in bulk. They are Unequaled in Quality and Resonable in
Price. Don't fail to Try Them.
A Special Price on Cranberries for the re?
mainder of the season. They are not only used for a
healthful and appetizing sauce, but make a most
delicious tart, and with proper recipes can be
used in may ways.
MailoQ Avenue and Main Street,
VELVET S3 6al
This famous brand is beyond all
doubt the finest Rye produced at
the price. Wo guarantee same.
6 full Qts. 4.50 per case.
(.. Lazarus & Co,
A two year old whiskey made
in the State that bears is name.
Made by old copper still open fire
L. Lazarus & Co.
OLD VAliTDE 2.5s
This is a elegant three year old
Maryland Rye pronounced by ex?
perts to be A 1.
L. Lazarus & Co.
Two years old, copper stilled by
open fire process.
L, Lazarus and Go,
VA. whiterye $2.
Made in mountains of Virginia.
A pleasant, soft and elegant drink.
L, Lazarus m Co.
$1.50, $2, $2.50, $3. & $4.
Beware of Imitated Brands
By other dealers at supposed
Your Money Back,
G?R GOODS GUARANTEED.
WRITE FOR RRICES.
Prompt Attention to Mail Orders.
American sympathy for struggling Cu?
ban patriots Udeep and full with the mass?
es of the people.
The Norfolk I'ilo'. continues to present
unanswerable arguments against tbe pro?
posed scheme of certain men in Virginia,
who call themselves Democrats, to incor?
porate in our Scate constitution an educa?
tional qualification for voting.
The man who refuses to read both sides
of a political question is not in a position
to say that Ins opinions are solid or frei
from prejudice. He ought to take his
stand in politics as he does in other mat?
tere by a careful study of the respective
merits and demerits of the questiou pre?
sented for his intelligent consideration.
The new tarilf bill will fix the duty on
foreign coal at seventy-live cents on the
ton, the same rate tliat was lixed by the
Prosperity is surely coning, despite the
efforts of the small partisans! who, by their
taunts and sneers, are trying to retard its
The Hon. Win. J. Bryan has accepted
an invitation to deliver the final address
before the two literary societies at the
University of Va., during the commence?
ment week this year. Mr. Bryan has an?
nounced that his subject will be "Jeferson
Still Lives." It is a pity that he does not
actually live so he could tell the people
how utterly unreasonable are the Populis
tic views of the recently defeated candi?
Senator D. B. Hill lias published an arti?
cle in the current number of the Forum on
"The Future of Democracy." He might
have written its future in a few words?"
Destroyed by Republicanism or absorbed
A report was current for several days
last week that Dr. Maximo Zertucha, who
betrayed Gen. Maceo to the Spaniards, had
been k'ik d. It is now anuouuced that the
repoit was uoi true. If it had been true
no hon j.- t mm would have regretted the
death of the traitor.
Messrs. Jno. R. Venable and Jacob W,
Keller have discovered three miles east of
Marion, Va., what is claimed to^be a very
rich deposit of copper ore. Mr. Geo. W".
Palmer, of Saltville, visited the mine last
week and pronounced it a most wonderful
formation and the richest ore he had ever
seen. The ore is sat. I to be 21 per cent
oxide of copper.