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TOWN ?ND COUNTY NEWS. Gathered in And Around Town By Our Resident And County Reporters. You can eel a nice engagement ring for yoursweetlu trt at McKenzie's. Mr. .!. B. i". Giliespie lias withdrawn as a candidate for Constable in the Jef feraonvHJe district. Wc have a ?uiplete stuck of Spring and Summer und tvear for men and boys. Harm an & L-ottimore. Wccall attention to a change in the advertisem tofPobst & VVingo. They have a beautiful stock of goods. Hon. !I rn M. Smythe, late Minister to Hati, is n ..: home, at North Tazewell, and. is st-.:: daily en our streets. Scarf pins and shirt buttons for the young men at MeKenzie's. They are very exquisite. Capt. R. T. Bowen, ofthe Norfolk and Western railway, was in town yesterday, visiting relatives and friends. The apples and cherries are not killed and a good many peaches, pears und plums have escaped the recent frosts. We are'showing a splendid line of col? ored shirt-. We sell a nice one for 50 cents. Llarman ec Bottitnore. See change in advertisement ofHarrissoh! & Giliespie Bros. They have a large stock of 1:0 I- and customers are crowding their store. Miss Billie McCall has been in town several days. Hie came here to attend the wedding of her friend, Miss Sallie Surface, Mr. Jn ) B. Jackson, the new druggist, publishes an ad. in this issue of the Re PUBLiCAXjto which we direct the attention of our rea l' rs. F. G. & M. McKenzie have just received a beautiful stock of new styles of jewelry, solid gold and plated. The c ity ?url has granted retail liquor licenses to eleven persons at Pocahontas, and wholesale malt liquor licenses to two persons at the same place. Col JnoG. Watts, accompanied by his son Powell, has gone to Russell County, to spend several days looking after his (arming intere U in that county. We wish to buy your wool, washed or unwashed, and will pay the highest mar? ket price i ither in g xxls or cash. Harm an & Bottimore. The county roads are now getting dry and passable. This will serve to divert notice from the Buffering endured by the public during the winter months on ac? count of their bad condition. Mr. Henry B. Kitts, formerly of the Princeton Journal?Exponent, has com? menced the publication of an eight column newpaper at Bluefield, West Va., which he calls the Inter-States Advertiser. We wish the enterprise success. All the ne s styles of Spring and Summer neckwear, Silk and Satin Scarfs and Tks, and wash tii s can be found at liar man & Bottimore's We were a little premature in announc? ing iasi week that Miss Fannie Hardy would leave last Friday for her home at j Salem. She did not go then, but will go! tomorrow. Mia Hardy lias made a num? ber of friends in town during l.er stay here, vhcvuili regret to see her leave. On Monday Eugene Shoveller plead guilty in the county court to a charge of house breaking and was sentenced to confinement hi the State penitentiary for a term of two years. I ie had been indicted for breaking in '.he store house of Mrs. Browniug.at Pocahontas. We have a full line of suits of huge sizes for fat men and tall msn. We can lit your person and suit your pocket. Call on us and see. llarman & Bottimore Mrs. Jno \V. Crockett, who for several! months past has been at Johns Hopk'ns Hospital at Baltimore for treatment reached home on Tuesday at noon. She bore the trip well, and her friends will be delighted to bear that she returns greatly improved in health. Mr. Crockett went to Balti? more and accoc j.atiied her home. Boyd Simpson, a colored man, was brought here on Monday and placed in jail to await indictment upon a charge oi highway robbery. He is charged with rob? bing two young white men by the name of Plumtn sr. They are from Sparta, N. C. but had been working in the mines on Elkhorn, and had started home when the robbery occurre!. The Plummers were brought here and are being held bv the authorities as witnesses. Many novelties in jewelry?bracelets, watch . - and chains, finger rings, plain and with sets, necklaces, collar buttons, cuff buttons i si le-combs just received at F. G. & M. McKinzie's. The roof of Mr. Wm. Rader's dwelling on Railroad Avenue caught on fire about ten o'clock Tuesday morning from a spark, but the ?re was discovered in time to save the house with but slight damage to the roof. Mr. Thomas Kader was at home, and, with the use of a 'adder, went im? mediately upon the roof. Mrs. Kader handed him buckets of water, and in that way the fire was extinguished. From three to five hundred shingles will repair the damage. There is I eauty of shaping and perfec? tion of detail about our new Spring cloth? ing that is rarely secured. Our garments tit and the prices are entirely right. Har? mon & Bottimore. Hymeneal. For s ?me time past the matrimonial m.irket has been very dull in our town, but on yesterday a fresh impulse was given to it, two marriages bring celebrated in the afternoon. Miss Mary C Mil!er.di,uiihter ot Kobt.A. Miller' wi s married to Mr. John P. Spiaoher at o'clock p.m. The marriage took piace at the residence of .bulge J. H. Stuart, brother-in-law of the bride, and the ceremony was performed by Rev. W. H. Greever, of Blue field, W. Va. Miss Clara Whitman was maid of honor and B(r. E.L. Grfeveracted as best man. Only a few relative- and friends attended the marriage. A reception will be given the bridal party at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the residence of Mr. Wm L. Spracher, THE father of the groom, three miles west of town. Another marriage took place on yester- I day afternoon at 3 o'clock, the contracting | I parties being Miss Sallie J. Surface, I daughter of Geo. It. Surface, and James I B. fierce a member of the Tazewell Hard? ware Company. The ceremony took place in the parlors of the Central Hotel and was witnessed by a number ol relatives and friends of the parties. Rev. D. A. Glenn was the officiating clergyman. Miss Hattie Surface was maid of honor and Dr. David Pierce was best man. Mr. Shell Surface gave the bride away. The bridal couple took the east boundtraiuat4,30p.m. for Washington. They will visit Norfolk, Richmond and other points before re? turning to Tazewell Circuit Court Adjourned on Saturday. When we went to press last week the will ease of Gillespie vs. Peery was then in progress, the trial of same having com? menced on Wednesday, the '-'1st. It was not concluded until Saturday at 11 o'clock a. m., when the jury came in and reported that it could not agree, whereupon it ? Avas discharged by the judge. This case was very hotly and ably contested by both sides. Mrs. Mary Aim Gillespie, the con? testant of the will, was represented by Messrs. Chapman & Gillespie and Henry & Graham, while the propounder of the will, Mr. Henry T. Peery, was represented by A. J. ? S. D. May,- F. S. Blair and V. L. Sexton. The parties in interest are largely connected in the community, and the result was that the court house was filled during the trial with a large and in? terested audience. Nearly fifty witnesses were put upon the stand. The case was very forcibly argued by Mr. Chapman and .Major Henry for Mrs. Gillespie, and Mr. S. D. May and Gapt. F. s. Blair for Mr. Peery. The trial having resulted in a hung jury, there v.ill necessarily be another trial at the next term of the court. The Browning-S. W. Va. improvement Co Case. On last Saturday morning Judge Jack? son passed upon the motion to dissolve the ' injunction in the case of James S. Brown- j ing vs The Southwest Va. Improvement Company. The motion had been ably argued by Col. May, Judge Pulton and Mr. 1). 11. Smith for the Company, and by Judge S. C. Graham and Judge S. C. Williams for the defendant. After due consideration the court decided not to dis i solve the injunction upon the motion made but to continue it for a hearing upon its merits. We suppose the parties will now go to work taking depositions and making preparations lor a full hearing as soon as the same can be obtained. The case is one of great importance to both the parties concerned and will be contested with all the force that can possibly be employed. An emission. In our report of the proceedings of the circuit court last week we failed to report one of the most important cases heard in the court during the term, that ofJ. W. Chapman, receiver, vs. Virginia Real Es? tate and Investment Company. The con? troversy was over a subscription to the West Graham Land and Improvement Company, and involved $7,059. The trial lasted live days and ivas hotly contested. The jury brought in a verdict on Monday, the 19th inst., for the plaintiff, for the above named sum. A motion was made by the defendant to set aside the verdict as contrary to the law and evidence and the court granted the motion, setting aside the verdict and granting a new trial to the defendant. Plaintifr was represented by Messrs. Chapman <? Gillespie and Henry & Gra? ham and the defendant by A. J. & S. D. May and Judge Jno. H. Eulton. Our men's and boys' shoes lead in every improved structural feature?every item of comfort, convenience and fashion. The stock of which they are made is the best ami they were designed by artists in foot? wear. Examine them and you will buy "rom us. Harman it Bottimore. Appointments. Washington, D. C, April 21, '97. Dear Sir: Thinking it might be of interest to the readers of your paper, I take the liberty' of sending you herewith the names of Be- j publicn pest masters which Gen. Walker' has had appointed in the Ninth District: James U. Bogle, Point Pleasant, Bland . County: Mrs. Posa L. Charle8, Grundy, ' Buchanan County; Win. R. Smythe, Gol- 1 den Spring, Buchanan County; H. P. Dixon, Cox, Lee County; W. J. Shuflle b arger. Dry den, I.ee County; I). K. Cook, Cleveland, Russell County; Chas. P. Bev? erly, Fernalda, Wise County; \m Roy1 Greer, Pound, Wise County; Thos. M. ' Carter, Falls Mills, Tazewell Couuty; Thos. D. Henderson, Hazel Spring, Washington County. Very truly, Reporter. John K. Sparks. R. R. Circus is Coming. \ On May," 3 Sparks Circus will exhibit in Tazewell giving two performences at the usual hours. Judging froui the hearty I encomiums bestowed upon this exhibition by our exchanges wherever they have ex-' hibited, Sparks gives an entertainment which it will be a real loss to miss witness? ing. Besides over thirty arenic acts given by arenic celebrities of weil known reputa- j lion, the program includes startling special-. ties by the intrepid Edonard Family of five j male and female artists, and the wonder? ful aerialists, the Sisters Austin. The school of trained animals accom? panying the circus are said to be away in ; advance of anything ever seen in a circus ring, The admission is only 25c for adults and j 10c for children, and a free balloon ascen? sion and thrilling parachutejump (though frequently advertised in connection with shows) will positively be given by Sparks, show from the show ground twice daily at 1 and 7 p. u., Wm. DeBoe, the noted aeronaut, being specially engaged to make the ascension. This feature of course is free to every body, at Tazewell May 3d. TAZEW SEVENTY-EIGHTH ANNIVER? SARY OF ODD FELLOWSHIP Observed by Dluegrass Lodge No. 142. A STREET PARADE, Followed by Fxercises at Town Hall in Afternoon?Reception at 8 O'clock at Night. According to announcement, Bluegrass Lodge, No. 142, I. 0. O. F. celebrated the seventy-eighth anniversery of Odd Fel? lowship in the United States, on the 26th ir.st. The day was bright and beautiful and everything seemed to conspire to make the celebration a success. At 3 o'clock the members of the lodge assembled at their ball and formed behind the laeger Concert Baud. There were about thirty members in line and they macbed west from the hall on Main street to a point opposite Dr. Nye's, where they turned and marched east along same street to a point opposite Dr. Huflbrd's, where they turned and marched back to the town hall. There the very interesting programme which was published in our last issue was fully carried out. The ceremonies were impressive md were enjoyed by the mem? bers of the order as well as visitors who graced tiie occasion with their presence Bevs. W. 1). Buekner, J. N. Harman and J. A. Campbell made brief, but excellent addresses. The subjects were, respectively, "Odd Fellowship?What is it?," "Friend? ship and Brotherly Love," ami "Universal Love." The hymns were led by a choir composed cf Mrs. Walton and Mrs. Hargrave and Messrs. Walton and E. L. Greever, in the singing of which the lodge joined. After the exercises were concluded the lodge reformed and marched to the hall,preceded by the band. At 8 o'cock at night a very delightful reception was given at the town hall. A number of lady ami gentlemen guests had been invited, who attended, and the wives and daughters of tue member of the ledge were out in full force. An excellent musical programme was rendered by an ochestra composed of Miss. Alice Alexander, pianist; Messrs W. II. Alderson, violinist; W. II. Kelly, first cornet; T. J. Under, second cornet, and Fiank Kilts, trombone; and the laeger Concert Band. The hail had been aristically decorated and tables arranged by a committee of 'adies composed of Mrs. II. W. Pobst and Misses Julia and Patty I^indon, Mollie Boonc, Nellie Huflbrd, Etta and May Flank ins and Narcissa Pendleton. The table arrangements were especially pretty and reflected great credit upon the ladies who arranged them so tastefully in such a small space of lime. About one hundred could ! e seated. There was an abundance of ice cream, cake in great variety, fruits and candies. After these had been served to the guests coffee was brought in. Bev. J. N. Harman ivas called upon to speak and made quite an entertaining talk. At about J lo'clock the crowd broke up,tte verdict of all beintr, the affair was a success and Odd Fellowship a good thing. Services for Pocahorrtas Odd Fellows. On last Sunday night, special services were held at the Episcopal church at Poca hontas for the Odd Fellows. The mem? bers of Focahontas Lodge, No. US", and Laurel Creek Encampment, No. 17, at? tended in a body. There were about fifty men present in the regalia of the order. Services were opened with the hymn "Cor? onation" and closed with the hymn "Blessed be the Tie that Binds." The congregation was large, the house being pacKcd. The sermon was preached by Bev. W. I). Buekner, who took for his text, Luke 10, 37. The same line of thought was pursued as in the sermon re? cently preached by Bev. Buekner to Blue gran Lodge, No. 142. The sermon has been very highly spoken of. Religious. The sermon preached in the Methodist church on last Sunday night by Bev. I. P. Martin deserves a word of comment as well as of praise. Not often is a subject: of that kind dealt with so forcefully. It was an encouragement to weak and faltering Christians, and it was also a severe rebuke to those who sneer at Christianity on ac? count of the frailties which exist in the Christian Church. The following thoughts, in part, were suggested to the writer from the discourse: Human nature is much the same today as it was when the first church or society was organized, which was, as the writer believes, in one of the tents of the Patri? arch Abraham, and possibly is the only society on record organized by the Crea? tor himself. If we study carefully that part of sacred history in the Old Testa? ment which refers to God's visible Church, nowhere will we find perfection, or will we lind it either in the Christian Church, which appears to have had its first organi? zation shortly after the day of penlicost; and in carefully studying the religious status of these the first societies or churches, they were undoubtedly further from the standard of New Testament teaching than are the Ctiristian churches of this age. To go back?Is it to be supposed that Abra? ham's household, which consisted of sev? eral hundred individuals, were all men of God as was Abraham, and yet they all be? came members of this first society or church. A pertinent question from some would be: Why did not God create or demand a perfectly pure and holy church at the genesis? One among the answers may be given: The human family were created with a choice to do good or evil, and this choice exists and remains in man's life until the spirit leaves this world;* if otherwise, then there would be no honor or dignity or heroism in the church of God. We know that the Apostle Paul speaks of Christ as "presenting to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish," but this, I believe, re? fers to the last millennium of the Christian centuries. If the writer's premises are tenable, then why should the unconverted :wel ELL, VA., TH?RS world demand of the church more than the Author of the church expects? These expressed thoughts are not given to palliate, or excuse, or as an apology for the inconsistencies of professing Christians, but rather to oiler to view what may be reasonably expected from God's outward and visible Church in this "wicked and adulterous generation." G. 13. Contest for Medal. There will be a declamation contest for a gold medal by several young gentlemen of the larger Lite'ary .Society, of Tazewell College, on Friday evening. May 7th, at 7:3d o'clock. j. PowBLL Koyai.i., Mi>s Hattie Hakmax, President. Secretary. We have Spring suits for men and boys ?all desirable shades and patterns. Our trousers hear the stamp of artistic tailor? ing; they set perfectly; are the regular cut and fashionable width, and made to wear. Harman it Cottimore. CEDAR BLUFF ITEMS. The farmers are getting ready for corn planting. Mr. T. A. McGuire is improving his store house by building a back room. Mr. Lon Nickson has moved back to our town. We ate glad to see our good old friends back again. Rev. Hubbard, pastor of the M. E. church, will preach at Richlands,May nth, at 11 a. m. and '> p. m.;at Bandy's Chape', May Kith, 1! a. in.; at Pounding Mill,May 16th, .'5 p. m.; at Jones' Chapel, May 23d', 11 a. m.; Cedar BlufTMay 23d, :; p. m. Bro, Hubbard is devoted to his work. We noted a large crowd of fishermen on the creek last night. Their bright lights reflecting from the water made a pictur? esque scene, and their merry jokes and ev? ident enjoyment made us feel like going ourselves. Miss Kate Laird is very ill with gastric fever, and Mi.-s Ida W'ingo has a bad at? tack of" neuralgia. Our assessor says he lias finished his assessments for 1S<j7. The second quarterly meeting of the M. E. Church South, Bro. Adams pastor in charge, will he held at Davis Chapel to? day and tomorrow. We understand Bro. J. T. Frazier, presiding elder, will conduct the meeting We are anxious to have ?rn Frazier preach at Cedar Bluff. Many teams are hauling on Indian Creek. Some are hauling lumber from Mr. Adams' mill on Beach Fork, some are bringing ties, while others are hauling poplar logs. Our I*. M. is selling thirteen two cent postage stamps for a cent and a quarter. Dr. Baylor's bird dog died this week from an overdose of strychnine. Many canines have died from same fatality, if you call strychnine a fatality. A large crowd from this place attended meeting at Ricblands last night and report a go od meeting. List Tuesday night we had a business meeting of the Epworth league. iDAY, APRIL 29, 1: There was a cottage prayer and praise meeting held at the home of Pro. Adams on Thursday night. Most all who atten? ded told how the Lord had blessed them. These cottage prayer meetings are well at? tended, and the brethren and Bisters seem to enjoy them very much. Reporter. April 24th 1897 I'NAKA HAPPENINGS On the 21st inst. Mr. John Rutherford was married to Miss Mary Moretz at the home of the biide'8 father. The ceremony was performed bj Rev. W. Ii. Kelly. Mr. S. V*. Kelly has recently run a line for a tramway from Thompson's Valley, across Rich Mountain, to this place. The tramway will be u ed to transport lumber from Adams' mill. King Humbert Assaulted. Rome, April 22.?Pietro Acciarito, the laborer out of employment who attempted to assassinate King Humbert of Italy, yes? terday afternoon, has been pronounced in? sane. The details of the anair is as fol lo.\s: While King Humbert was on his way to the races Acciarito attempted to stab Iiis majesty with a dagger. King Humbert, accompanied by liisj aide de-camp, General Pondis Vagli, was going to witness the royal dri by. Iiis assailant, who was wait? ing outside St. John's gate, rushed up to the carriage in w hich his majesty was seated and al tempted to stab him. The king avoided ihe dagger by rising from his scat. Acciarito, seeing he had failed in Iiis attempt to assassinate the king, threw away his dagger. He was im? mediately arrested by two carrabineers, while his mages ty calmly ordered Iiis coach? man to drive on. Hanged By Her Bonnet-Strings. Des Moins, la April 23.?A daughter of Johen F. Buckley was accidentally hanged by her bonnet-strings catching on a limb of a tree here. The little one. aged about five years, had been playing on a porch but a few minutes before the accident. Her bonnet-si rings were tied twice around her neck to keep the bonnet in position. She slipped when climbing on a dwarf cherry tree and the string caught on a twig, strangling her to death. ITEMS OF INTEREST A State school of liorsehoeing lias been established by the State of Maryland. Manual training for girls is to be intro? duced in the public schools of Chicago. North Carolina boasts of a moonshiner who is only l?, and is very successful in avoiding the revenue men. Fortune telling has become sucli a nui? sance in Milwaukee that the police depart? ment has been compelled to take steps for its suppression. Owners of fir trees hi Maine are excited by a report current there that some of the paper mills of the State are this season buying large quantities of fir to be used for paper pulp. ?OOQQQO?QQO? COCO ?OOO OOOO O ? 0 o I he Three Greatest Bills in the World Today Are Bill McKinley, the McKinley Bill and the Dollar Bill. ? Bill McKinley made the McKinley bill, ? the McKinley bill made Bill McKinley, and we ? trust Bill McKinley will make a few dollar bills ? for all of us. We believe better times are at ? hand for everybody. True, hard times for most Q everybody else have been a benefit for us indi? rectly, for it has made men sharp, made ? look for a big dollar's worth, where in - e, them good them times, force of habit might have kept trading at their old places. We never let a cus? tomer go that once gets the habit of buying of us. When a person conies here first he comes because he can buy something cheap; the next time because his first purchase wore well, and he comes for something good. The Spring Dress Goods in Etamine weaves and Gren? adine effects are better values by 25 per cent, than any similar goods ever sold in this market, at.37\c The Colored Organdies, Lin? en Elfects, Dimities and Lawns are trade winners, at.GJc to 10c Ladies' Shirt Waists....50c to 75c Wrappers, each.75c to $1.75, Skirts, Grenadine and Eta? mine weaves, made over colored linings.?2.25 to S4 The new Suits for men at ?7to $11 are worth more, but we bought them at bargain tigures, so we sell that way. Don't de? lay until they are sold. The boys' Wash Suits, from 50c up, are beauties. Mothers, call and inspect them. rrisson & GiSBesoie Bros. DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, SHOES AND CLOTHING. TAZEWELL, - - - VIRGINIA. ?????????????? ?????????? 5 i Canned Goods^^ j ! ^ 4 | -^-Are No Longer Treated as Luxories. * ! . ? i 1 hey are now regarded as necessities, 4 especially at this season of the year. They j are healthful and appetising. We cater 4 to the public taste and carry all kinds of 4 v* ( aimed Goods, in all grades and at all 4 ? prices. 4 Vegetables i 9 4 a Corn, three varieties, in regular sized I a cans at 7c, 10c and 12c per can. Toma a toes, 3 lb can for 7c. j Pie Peaches, S'iC pei can. Good Peeled 4 Peaches, 2 cans for 25c. All grades of 4 Peaches up to 40c a can. Apples, 2 cans 4 for 15c. 4 ???^^ 4 f I \ Fish and Rfleats^-^ f 4 f We have the celebrated Pilgrim brand | ^ of Red Salmon, Brook Trout, Mackerel, ^ $ Shrimps, Lobsters and Sardines, with To- ^ ^ mato Dressing. These goods are of high ^ ^ grade and delicious. ^ ? - i You will find at our store all grades of 4 Canned Goods at all prices. 4 I 4 ? BUSTON & SONS, \ l ? Main Street, TAZEWELL, VA. j 9 4 itizens of Tazeweli, Attention! Having purchased the drug business of Mr. A. F. Hargrave, I solicit your patronage, promising good values and polite and prompt attention. An experience of twenty years, many of them in large city stores, fits me for the business. My Stock Will Be Complete With Fresh Drugs, New Remedies and Proprietary Medicines. Also Toilet Articles, Perfumes, Brushes, Combs, Soaps, Etc. Our prices will be the lowest possible for first-class goods. JNO. E. JACKSON, PH. G. Thanking my friends and the public for past fa? vors and patronage, I now recommend my successor . to you, asking for him the same consideration be? stowed on me. I will still be found at the old stand and always glad to sec and serve my old friends. A. F. HARGRAVE. GR/ECO-TURKISH WAR. The Greeks Successful at Some Points. but Beaten at Others. The press dispatches give us details of what is going on in the Giaxo-Turkish War. The Greeks have been driven back from their position on the Thessalian frontier and have been suffering reverses every day during the past week. They had to retreat from their second position at Larissa, and another stand has been made at Pharsalia. The Greeks are fighting stubbornly, and if defeated at Pharsalia will retreat to the celebrated pass of Thermopyler, where a tinal des? perate struggle will be made against the in? vading Turks. The inclinations are that the superior training of the Turkish soldiers and superior generalship are prevailing and that Greece wdl have to bow in defeat. The school children of .San Francisco are entreated to make their little contributions for the fund for the Lincoln monument the citizens want to place in Golden Gate Paik. The children are promised that to every one of them contributing twenty-live cents there shall be given a beautifully engraved certificate of membership, bearing a life? like likeness of Abraham Lincoln. There are about thirty-rive thousand children in the city's public schools. Governor Taylor, of Tennessee, is ill and [ the members of the Legislature are consid? ering the advisability of adjourning for a recess of several weeks, as many important bills require to be acted upon and the Gov? ernor should be in a condition to weigh them carefully. STRAS MEMORIAL EPISCOPAL CUIIRC1I. Services. First and Third Sundays of the month at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Holy Communion?First Sunday at 11 a. m. Sunday school every Sunday at 9:30 a. m. A hearty welcome is extended to all. Rev. W. D. Buckner, Pastor. Methodist Episcopal Church South. Public worship of God on the 1st and 3rd Sundavsat 11 A. M., on the 2nd and 4th at 7:3U P. M. Meeting for prayer. Wednesday at 7:30. P. M. Sabbath School at 9:30 P. M. Meeting of Epworth League each Mon? day nisjht at 7:30., the third Monday night of each month being devoted to literary work. A most cordial welcome is extended to all. i Isaac P. Mabtin, Pastor. NO. 17. VELVET $3 Gal This famous brand is beyond all doubt the finest Ilye produced at the price. We guarantee eame. 6 full Qts. 4.50 per case. L. Lazarus & Co, carolTnaForn $2 A two year old whiskey made in the State that bears is name. Made by old copper still open fire process. L. Lazarus & Co. OLD vOTTdE 25o This is a elegant three year old Maryland Kye pronounced by ex? perts to he A 1. L Lazarus & Co. georgia? I5o Two years old, copperstilled by open fire process. L, Lazarus aid Co, VA WHTFeRYE S2. Made in mountains of Virginia. A pleasant, soft and elegant drink. , Lazarus and Co, PPLE "BRANDIES ?AT $1.50, $2, $2.50, $3. & $4. Beware of Imitated Brands By other dealers at supposed cut prices. Your Money Back, our goodsT?aranteed. WRITE FOR RRICES. L Lazarus & ft Pocahonlas, Va, Prompt Attention to Mail Orders. ANNOUNCEMENTS. TOR CONSTABLE?By request of my ?*- friends, I announce myself a candi? date for Constable in Jetiersonville Dis? trict, election in May. Respeci fully, te J..O. Yousg. TOR CONSTABLE?We are authorize I to announce D. IL Payne as a candi? date for Constable for Jefferson ville District at the election to be held the 4th Thuisday in May. "TOR SUPERVISOR?I announce my self a candidate for Supervisor of the Maiden Spring District, Tazewell County, Va. If elected I will perform the duties of the office to the best of my ability. Respectfully, W. L. C. Burke. FOR MAGISTRATE?At the request of many friends 1 announce myself a candidate for Justice of the Peace in Jef? ferson ville District. Repectfully, J. M. C. Catbos. FOR SUPERVISOR?I announce my? self a candidate for Supsrvisor of Clear Fork District.Tazewell County, Va. Respectfully, J. H. Greevek. FORSUPERVISOR?I hereby announce myself a candidate for Supervisor of Jeftersonville District.Tazewell County,Va. Respectfully J. Ed Peery. FOR MAGISTRATE?I hereby announce myself a candidate for Justice of the Peace in Clear Pork District, Tazewell County, Va. Respectfully, James Sluss. I^OR MAGISTRATE?I take this method - to announce myself a candidate for Justice of the Peace in Jeflersonville Dis? trict, Tazewell County, Va. Election May 27th, 1S97. Thomas G. Crockett. Trespass Notice. All persons are hereby requested and warned not to trespass on our lauds, by fishing, hunting or otherwise, situate on the head waters of Clinch River, Tazewell County, Va. Those who disregard this notice will be dealt with according to law. Mus. KateC. Peekv, Admx. A. J. Tynks, W. H. Kelly, J. W. Jones, C. H. Peery, W. L. Britts. If yon Want to Save Buy your Hardware, Tinware, Corn Twine, Stoves, Baling Wire, Paints, Pumps and all kinds of plumbers' supplies, and have your plumbing done by ttie TAZEWELL HARDWARE CO., Opposite Com thouse, Tazewell, Va.