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^ VOL. VII.
FOR THE SPANISH COAST.
Watson's Squadron Awaiting Him Near
CANARIES HIS OBJECTIVE POINT.
Then He Will Proceed to the Coast of
Spain to Bombard the Shipyards of
Ferrol, Cartagena and Barcelona.
New York, June 28.?Commodore Wat?
son sailed on Hie Newark for Santiago. Dis?
orders were imperative. He has been in?
formed that he will lind his squadron ready
off the Cuban coast.
Commodore Watson's tirst objective
point will be the Canary islands, where he
will seize a base of supplies and will then
v proceed to the coast of Spain, where be
x will bombard Ferroll, Cartagena and Bar?
celona, where shipyards are located.
Should Camara be recalled there will be
a great naval engagement in Spanish wa?
ters. Commodore Watson will be eventu?
ally reinforced by the Brooklyn, Indiana,
Columbia, St. Paul, St. Louis and Minne?
LATEST WAR NEWS.
Gen. Shafter may attack at any time.
The movement was to begin as scon as
supplies were gotten to the troops. Every
man is to have three days rations in his
knapsack. Shafter will not wait for rein?
forcements. He has, no doubt, made the
attack already. It is reported that the
w ater supply of Santiago has been cut off
by the Americans. If that is true the city
is at the mercy of our army.
Gen. Wheeler has forwarded his report,
and says there is no truth in the statement
that our troops were ambuscaded. He
rBays the attack was deliberately planned
?*Jgni knowledge in his possession the night
Lieutenant Hobson has sent a telegram
to his father at Greensboro, Ala., saying:
"My health continues good. Feel no un?
easiness about me."
Gen. Merritt sailed yesterday from San
Francisco for Manila. He went on the
speedy steamer Newport. He will over?
take the-third fleet of transports. They
will coal at llonolula and make all possi?
ble speed to reach Manila before the Ca?
Admiral Camara's squadron has begun
the passage of the Suez Canal.
STRUCK THE TERROR.
Sigsbee's Report of the Incident Off San
Washington, June 2S. The Navy De?
partment today posted ihe following bul?
Admiral Sampson reports that the Yale
? arrived yesterday and discharged her
Captain Sigsbee reports that on Wed?
nesday afternoon while off San Juan de
Porto Rico, he was attacked by a Spanish
unprotectt-.I cruiser and the Spanish tor?
pedo b-'at destroyer Terror. The Terror
madK a d.u-h, which was awaited by the
St. Paul. The St. Paul hit the Terror
thrrc liu.es, killing one officer and two
men ami wounding several others. The
Terror dropped back under cover of the
fortitii-ations, with difficulty, and was
towed into the harbor in a sinking condi?
tion, where she is now being repaired.
Later a cruiser and a gunboat started out
but remained under protection of the
AGUINALDO IN THE MANSION.
He Now Occupies the House of the
Governor of Cavite.
Hong Kong, June 27.?General Aguin
aldo, according to letters brought here
from Cavite by a German steamer, occu?
pies the mansion of the late Governor of
Cavite, but he will shortly move to Imue
to make room for the American tioops.
A hundred and eighty-seven of the Span?
ish wounded have been sent to Manila
with a flag of truce by permission of Ad?
miral Dewey. The wounded Spanish offi?
cers, with one exception are at Cavite.
The Spanish brigadier, Moret, was kill?
ed at San Fernando in an attempt to force
the rebel lines.
An American official at Cavite writes as
"If great bloodshed and destruction
come to Manila Spain may blame the Ger?
mans. Manila would have surrendered
before the arrival of the German squad?
ron without bloodshed, but now, owing to
the moral support of its presence, the city
refuses to surrender."
Remember Our Soldier Soys.
Tazewell has quite a number of young
men now with the volunteer forces in
Florida. The most of them left home
hastily and some of them with very little
pocket money. We are informed that
they will not draw any pay until the close
of a month's service, and the immense
undertaking of our government to equip
such a large force in so short a time has
necessarily resulted in delays in furnishing
supplies of clothing and other things which
"our boys" need. These patriotic and
gallant sons of Tazewell should not be per?
mitted to want for anything that will con?
tribute to their health and comfort as sol?
diers. We suggest that some of our pub?
lic spirited and generous citizens solicit
and send our boys some funds at once.
We are willing to do our part. Nothing
?f-too good for the brave sons of Tazewell
who have responded to the call of their
country to go to and fight its enemies. Let
tbe work be done quickly, as our boys may
soon be ofl for Cuba or Porlo Iiico.
THE BATTLE OF LA QUASINA.
More Details of the Fight of Friday.
Juragua, Cuba, June 25, 4 p. m. per
Associated Press Dispatch Boat Dandy
via Kingston, Jamaica, June 2(i, 10 a. m.
The initial tight of Col. Wood's Rough
Riders and the troopers of the First and
Tenth Regular Cavalry, will be known in
history as the* battle of La Quasina. That
it did not end in the complete slaughter
of the Americans was not due to any mis?
calculation in the plan of the Spaniards,
for as perfect an ambuscade as was ever
formed in the brain of an ApacLe Indian,
was prepared and Lieut. Col. Roosevelt
and his men walked sqnarely into it. For
an hour an a half they held their ground,
under a perfect storm of bullets from the
front und sides and then Col. Wood at the
right and Lieut. Col. Roosevelt at the
left, led a charge which turned the tide of
battle and sent the enemy th ing over the
hills" towards Santiago. It is now definite?
ly known that sixteen men on the Ameri?
can side were killed, while sixty were
wounded or are reported to be missing.
It is impossible to calculate the Span?
ish losses, but it is known that they were
far heavier than those of the Americans,
at least, as regards actual loss of life. Al?
ready thirty-seven dead Spanish soldiers
have been found and buried, while many
others are undoubtedly lying in the thick
underbrush on the side of the gully anil on
the slope of the hill, where the main body
of the enemy was located. The wound?
ed were all moved.
Capt. McCormick and Capt. Luna, of
the First Volunteer Cavalry, who were
reported yesterday as among the dead or
wounded, were unharmed, as was also
Col. Wood, whom Adjutant Hall report?
ed as mortally wounded.
That the Spaniards were thoroughly
posted as to the route to be taken by the
Americans in their movement toward
Sevilla was evident, as shown by the care?
ful preparations they had made. The
main body of the Spaniards was posted
on a hill on the heavily wooded slopes of
which had been erected two block houses,
flanked by irregular entrenchments of
stone and fallen trees. At the bottom of
these hills run two roads along which
Lieut. Col. Roosevelt's men and eight
troops of the First and Tenth Cavalry,
with a battery of four howitzers advanced.
These roads are but little more than gul?
lies, rough and narrow and at places al?
most impassable. In these trails the fight
occurred. Nearly half a mile separated
Roosevelt's men from the regulars, and
between them and on both sides of the
road in the thick underbrush was conceal?
ed a foice of Spaniards that must have
been large, judging from the terrific and
constant lire they poured in on the Amer?
The fire was opened by the First and
Tenth Cavalry under General Young. A
force of Spaniards was known to be in the
vicinity of La thiasina and early in the
morning Lieut.-Col. Roosevelt's men
started otF up the precipitous bluff, back
ofSiboney, to attack the Spaniards on
their right flank, General Young at the
same time taking the road at the foot of
the hill. About two and a half miles out
from Siboney, some Cubans, breathless
and excited, rushed into camp with the
announcement that the Spaniards were
but a little way in front and were strongly
entrenched. Quickly the Hotchkiss guns
in the front were brought to the rear while
a strong scouting line waE thrown out.
Then cautiously and in silence the troops
moved forward until a beud in the road
disclosed a bill where the .Spaniards were
located. The guns were again brought to
the front and placed in position, while the
men crouched down in the road waiting
impatiently to give Roosevelt's men, who
were toiling over the little trail along the
crest of the ridge, time to get up.
At 7:30 a. m. General Young gave the
command to the men at the Hotchkiss
guns to open fire. The command was the
signal for a fight that for stubbornness has
seldom been equaled. The instant the
Hotchkiss guns were fired from the bill
sides commanding the road came volley
after volley from the Mausers of the Span?
''Don't shoot until you see something to
shoot at!"' yelled Gen. Young, and the
men, with set jaws and gleaming eyes,
obeyed the order. Crawling along the
edge, of the road und protecting themselves
as much as possible from the tire of the
Spaniards, the troopers, some of them
etripped to the waist, watched the base of
the bill, and when any part of a Spaniard
became visible they tired. Never for an
instant did tuey falter. One husky war?
rior of the Tenth Cavalry, with a ragged
wound in his thigh, cooly knelt behind a
rock, loading and firing, and when told by
one of his comrades that he was /rounded
laughed and said: "Oh, that's all right.
That's been there some time." In the
meantime, away off to the left, could be
heard the crack of the rifles of Col. Wood's
men and the regular, deeper-toned volley
tiring of the Spanish.
Over there the American losses were the
greatest. Col. Wood's men, with an ad*
vauced guard well out in front and two
Cuban guides before them, but apparent?
ly with no flankers, went squarely into the
trap set for them by the Spaniards, and
onlv the unfaltering courage of the men,
in the face of a fire that would even make
a veteran quail, prevented what might
easily have been a disaster. As it was,
Troop L, the advance guard, under the
unfortunate Captain Capron, was almoet
surrounded and but for the re-en-force
ment hurriedly sent forward, every man
would probably have been killed or wound?
"There must have been nearly 1,500
Spaniards in front and to the sides," Baid
Lieut.-Col. Rooseveit today when dis?
cussing the tight. "They held the ridges
with rifle-pits and machine guns and had
a body of men in ambush in the thick
jungle at the sides of the road over which
we were advancing. Our advance guard
struck the men in "ambush and drove
tbem out but they lost Captain Capron,
Lieutenant Thomas and about fifteen men
killed or wounded. The Spanish firing
was accurate, so accurate, indeed, that it
surprised me, and their firing was heavy.
"I want to Bay a word for our own
men," continued Col. Roosevelt. "Every
officer and man did his duty up lo the
handle. Not a man flinched."
From another officer who took a prom?
inent part in the fighting more details
"When the firing began," said he,
"Lieut.-Col. Roosevelt took the right
wing with Troops G and K, under Cap?
tains Llewllyn and Jenkins, and moved
to the support of Captain Capron, who
was getting it hard. At the same time
Col. Wood and Magjor Rrodie took ithe
left wing and advanced in open order on
the Spanish light wing. Major Brodie
was wounded before the troops had ad?
vanced 100 yards. Col. Wood then took
the right wing and shifted Col. Roosevelt
to the left.
"In the meantime, the fire of the Span?
iards had increased in volume, but not?
withstanding this, an order for a general
charge was given and with a yell the men
sprang forward. Col. Roosevelt, in front
of his men, snatched a rifle and ammuni?
tion belt from a wounded soldier and
cheering and yelling with his men, led
the advance. For a moment the bullets
were sinking like a swarm of bees all
around them and every instant some poor
fellow went down. On the right wing
Capt. McClintOck bad his leg broken by a
bullet from a machine gun, while four oi
his men went down. At the same time
Capt. Luna of Troop F, lost nine of his
men. Then the reserves, Troop K. and E,
were ordered up. Col. Wood, with the
right wing, charged straight at a block
bouse SOU yards away, and Col. Roose?
velt on the left, charged at the same time.
Up the men went, yelling like fiends and
never stopping to return the fire, but
keeping on with a grim determination to
capture that blockhouse.
That charge was the end. When within
500 yards of the coveted spot the Span?
iards broke and ran and for the first time
we had the pleasure which the Spaniards
bad been experiencing all through the en?
gagement of shooting with the enemy in
In the two hours fighting during which
the volunteers battled against their con?
cealed enemy enough deeds of heroism
were done to fill a volume. One of the
men of Troop E desperately wounded, was
lying squarely between the lines of fire,
Surgeon Church hurried to his side, and
with bullets pelting all around him, calmly
dressed the man's wounds, bandaged it
and walked unconcernedly back, soon re?
turning with two men and a litter. The
wounded man was placed on the litter
and brought into our lines. Another sol?
dier of Troop L concealing himself as best
he could behind a tree, gave up his place
to a wounded companion and a moment
or two later was himself wounded. Ser?
geant Reil stood by the side of Capt. Cap?
ron when the latter was mortally hit. He
had seen that he was lighting against ter?
rible odds, but be never flinched. "Give
me your gun a minute," he said to the
seigeant, and kneeling down, he deliber?
ately aimed and fired two shots in quick
succession. At each a Spaniard was seen
to fall. Bell in the meantime had seized
a dead comrade's gun and knelt beside his
captain and fired steadily. When Capt.
Capron fell he gave the sergeant a parting
message to his wife and father and bade
the sergeant good-bye in a cheerful voice
and was then borne away dying.
Sergeant Hamilton Fish, Jr., was the
first man killed by the Spanish lire. He
was near the bead of the column as it
turned from the wood road in range of
the Spanish ambuscade. He shot one
Spaniard who was tiring from the cover of
a dense patch of undci brush. When a
bullet struck his breast he- sank at the
loot of a tree with his back against it.
Capt. Capron stood over him shooting,
and others rallied around him, covering
the wounded man. The ground this after?
noon was thick with empty thells where
Fish lay. He lived twenty minutes. He
gave a small lady's hunting case watch
from his belt to a mess mate as a last
With the exception of Capt. Capron all
the Rough Riders killed in yesterday's
tight were buried this morning on the
field of action. Their bodies were laid in
one long trench, each wrapped in a
blanket. Palm leaves lined the trench
and were heaped in profusion over the
dead heroes. Chaplain Brown read the
beautiful Episcopal burial service for the
dead and as he knelt in prayer every
trooper with bare head, knelt around the
trench. When the chaplain announced
the hymn, "Nearer, My God, to Thee,"
the deep bass voices of the men gave a
most impressive rendering of the music
The dead Bough Riders rest right on the.
summit of the hill where they fell. The
site is most beautiful. A growth of rich
luxuriant grass and flowers cover the
slopes and from the top a far-reaching
view is bad over the tropical forest. Chap?
lain Brown has marked each grave and
has complete records for the benefit of
friends of the dead soldiers.
Capt. Capron's body was brought into
Juragua this afternoon but it was deemed
inadvisable to send the remains North at.
this season, and the interment took place
on a hillside near the sea shore, back of
the provisional ihospital. After a brief
service a parting volley was fired over tbe
grave of the dead captain and a bugle call
sounded "taps" as the sun sank over the
mountain topB beyond Santiago."
International exposition, via Norfolk
and Western railway, Omaha, Neb. and
Kaneas City, Mo.; choice of two routes,
Columbus and Chicago or Cincinnati and
St. Louis. Tickets on sale daily, limited
to Nov. 1st, 1S9S.
To the sea shore?On July G, 13, 20 and
August 3, 10, 17 and 24, excursion tickets
at one fare will be sold to Atlantic City,
Cape May, Sea Isle City, Ocean City, N.
J. and Ocean City, Md., good for fourteen
days. Apply to agent Norfolk and West?
ern railway or M. F. Bkagq,
W. B. Bevill, Gen. Passenger Agt.
Hundreds of thousands have been in?
duced to try Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy by reading what it has done for
others, and having tested its merits for
themselves are to-day it's warmest friends.
For sale by Jno. E. Jackson, druggist.
Traveling Passenger Agt.
To Cure Constipation Forever,
Take Cascarets Candy Cathartic. 10c or2qc.
If C. C. O. fall to cure, druggists refund moaev.
ZEWELL, VA., THTJ
Programme of Episcopal Church Convo
The convocation of the Episcopal Churcl
of Southwest Virginia will be held at thii
place next week, beginning on Tuesday
A very interesting programme has beer
arranged by the Rector of Stras Memoria
church, Rev. W. D. Buckner. It is as fol
Special service Monday night, July 4th,
at S o'clock. Sermon by Rev. John J,
Lloyd, D. D., of Lynchburg. Va.
Tuesday morning, July 5th, divine ser?
vice and sermon by Rev. M. P. Logan, 1).
D., Wytheville, Va. Business meeting S
to 6. Night, essay by Rev. M. P. Logan,
Wednesday morning, July 6th, prayer
service at 9 o'clock, conducted by Rev.
W. H. Meade, of Roanoke. This service
will last half hour only. Divine service
ami sermon at 11 o'cIock Wednesday
morning. At this service the convocation
sermon will be preached by Rev. C. C.
Randolph, Buchanan, Va., and holy com?
munion administered by the rector. Busi?
ness session Wednesday afternoon from 3
to (5 o'clock. Wednesday evening at 8
o'clock divine service and sermon by Rev.
John S. Alfriend, of Pulaski.
Thursday morning at 9 o'clock prayer
service, conducted by Rev. E. W. ilub
bard, of Salem. At 11 o'clock divine ser?
vice and sermon by Rev. J. G. Scott, of
Buena Vista. Business session Thursday
afternoon from 3 to ? o'clock. Divine ser?
vice and missionary address by Rev. J. B.
Funsten, of Portsmouth, and others, at 8
o'clock in the evening.
Friday morning,July 8th, prayer service
at 9 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Claudius
F. Smith, of Abingdon. At 11 o'clock a.
m., service and sermon by Rev. T. M.
Carson, D. D., of Lynch burg. Business
session in afternoon from 4 to 6 o'clock.
Divine service and sermon in the evening
at 8 o'clock by Rev. Dallas Tucker, of Bed?
Divine service and sermon Sunday
morning and evening at the usual hours.
We trust these services will be held on
Sunday by Rev. Benj. Dennis and Rev. S.
(). Southall, former rectors of this parish.
Officers?Rev. T. M. Carson, D. D., dean
of convocation; Rev. M. P. Logan, I). D.,
secretary; Rev. J. J. Lloyd, D. D., treas?
Committee on hospitality?Jno. E.Jack?
son. Dr. C. T. St. Clair.
Committee on reception?C. J. Barns,
B. W. Stras.
Committee on preparation?U. H. Lan
don. A. D. W. Walton.
Rev. W. D. Buckner, member ex-oflicio
of above committees.
County Court Proceedings.
The trial of the case of the Common?
wealth vs. CharlesCrinstead, William Lip
ford and Rhoda J. Horton, alias, Craw?
ford, which was in progress when we went
to press last wecK, was concluded on Sat?
urday afternoon by a verdict of acquittal.
Commonwealth vs. Joseph Johnston,
on an indictment for murder. The trial of i
this cane began on Monday and was con-1
eluded on Tuesday, the jury finding ac- j
RSDAY, JUNE 30, 1
? cused guilty of mordet in the second de?
gree and fixing his punishment at confine?
ment in the penitentiary for a term of live
B Commonwealth vs. Charles Kobinson,
? on two indictments for malicious assault,
i The defendant plead guilty and was fined
I $10.00 and costs in each case.
Commonwealth vs. Walter Cook. The
defendant was indicted on four cases for
i house breaking. There was an agreed ver?
dict by which lie was convicted in the first
case and sentenced to confinement in the
penitentiary for live years and found not
guilty in the three other cases.
Commonwealth vs. Alfred Hawkins, on
a charge of robbery from the person. This
case was continued on motion of the de?
Kev. C. B. Strickler, D. I)., of the
Union Theological Seminary of Virginia,
formerly of Atlanta, Ca., has been preach?
ing in the Presbyterin church morning
ami night since last Sunday morning, at
which lime he preached his first sermon
to a Tazewell Congregation. Dr. Stick?
ler's reputation as a preacher was known
to our people, and from the very first he
has been greeted by large, attentive and
deeply interested congregations. He has
made a deep impression upon the com?
munity, and has fully sustained Iiis repu?
tation as a preacher of great force. The
services at the church will be continued
through the week and over next Sunday.
We ar,i sure that if Dr. Strickler remains
longer he will continue to have large con?
Charles Jackson Gets a New Trial.
The supreme court of appeals on last
Thursday at Wytheville in the case, of
Charles Jackson vs. the Commonwealth of
Virginia reversed the judgment of the
county court of Tazewell county in its re?
fusal to set aside the verdict and grant
Jackson a new trial. Jackson was tried at
the January term, 189S, for a felony, and
was sentenced to confinement in the peni?
tentiary for the term of one year. Jack?
son's counsel May, May & Smith, ap
plied to the circuit court for a writ of error,
but the writ was refused by that court.
Application was then made to thesuprenie
court of appeals, the writ was granted, and
the hearing of the same has resulted in a
new trial being awarded Jackson.
Blueneld to Norfolk.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire?
men will run their third annual excursion
to Norfolk, on Wednesday, July 27. A
grand opportunity to visit Fortress Monroe
Navy Yard, Soldiers' Home, Ship-Build?
ing Yards, Virginia Beach and Ocean
Tickets from Bluefield and Pearisburg,
$4.75. East Bedford and Christiansburg, j
$3.75. Train leaves Bluefieid 6.00 a. m. '
Returning train leaves Norfolf Friday,
July 29th, at 10.00 p. m. Tickets good
for return trip. For further information,
see large posters.
About Solid Shoes.
v B! 9
The oldest inhabitants never saw
shoes selling at such low prices as we
shall sell them for next week.
No damaged goods in the lot?ev?
ery pair choice?few old styles, but
all arc oxford tics, that's the reason
why we are closing them out at these
All of the $2 25 Ladies' Oxfords 12.00
a (< (<
tt a a
Jobs in Ladies' Oxfords $2.25 at $1.50
? " " " 1.75 " 1.25
" " " " 1.50 " 1.00
" " " 1.25 " .85
"MissesandChildren LOO <fc 1.25 .75
" " " " .85" 1.00 .50
This shoe sale will continue during
next week. You will save money by
buying these shoes, even if you have
shoes enough to last you a whole
year; they'll keep at these low prices.
Harrisson & Gillespie Bros.
The Season for Iced Tea
Is now here.
We invite evrybody to try
our blend of
English Breakfast and
Gun Powder Tea.
We have been selling this tea
for more than three years.
Price $1 per lb. Satisfaction
BUSTON & SONS,
We have other teas
bhan the above.
Exquisitely tasteful hats and bonnets, thoroughly
right in style. The hats are made by us, on wire
frames. It is the wonder of ? lie season's millinery
wonders that such pretty hats can be sold for $2
and $2.50. The shapes arc narrow back Sailors,
soft crown Turban. All are of fancy straw and
net. There are hats aJl black, black and white,
and with turquoise, violet or green intermixed,
decked off with ribbons, silk mull or quills?some
spangled, or violets, or satin straw in net. The
1 lowers are so natural that humming birds would
attempt to sip honey sweets from them, so beauti?
fully do they hold up the mirror to nature.
. . . Tazewell Millinery Co.
California Teaches, 20c; California Pears, 25c, ami all kinds of |?
Canned Goods at lowest prices. ?\
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flb BEST FLOUR on matket, qnalitv guaranteed. CHOICE _
HAY, 70 cents. K9
2 _ X
^ We pay one-half cash for Produce. Ring us up at Jackson's and
["? give us a trial.
HAMILTON & JENKINS,
Are Manufacturers' State Agents for
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Republican Mass Meeting.
By virtue of tlie authority vested in the
County Committee of Tazewell county, by
section 5, of the plan of organization
adopted by the Republican State Conven?
tion at sfaunton, on the 23rd day of April,
1S9G; and by order of said County Com?
mittee, a mass meeting of the Republicans
of Tazewell County, Va., will be held at
the court house of the county on Satur?
day, July ?th, 1S9S, at 12 o'clock, m., for
the following purposes:
1st. To select delegates to the Republi?
can District Convention, which will be
held at Marion on the 14th of July, 189S,
to nominate a candidate to represent the
Ninth District in the next Congress of the
Tazewell County will be entitled to 25
delegates to said Convention.
2nd. To select a County Chairman and
a County Committee which shall be com?
posed of one member from each Magister?
3rd. To elect a member of the Ccngres
gional Distiict Committee.
H. Bo wen.
Chairman Republican party, Tazewell
BURKE'S GARDEN ITEMS.
The war news has drowned our litt'e
country locals. Every body is eager to
bear the war news, but no one wishes to
Our pastoi, Rev. Wyse, was instailed
last Sunday by Dr. Fox, of Roanoke Col?
lege. A large crowd was present.
Steward and Kwing Lawson have re?
turned home from Alexandria, where they
were attending school.
Miss Mary Ritter is spending a part of
her vacation with B. 6. friends.
Messrs. Win. Wynn and Groseclose,
two young married men recently left this
place to seek new homes in Washington.
They left their wives l&bind, but will re?
turn for them in due season.
Mrs. Vick Grcseclose and daughter, of
Ceres, were at church Sunday.
Mrs. Catherine Walker, after a severe
illness, is thought to be some better at
Mrs. Cal. Peery and Miss Linnie Lite
passed through the Garden en route to
Wytheville, where they are attending the
springs at that place.
Mrs. Rose Bailey, of Kelly, visited her
sister Mrs. M. L. Peery last week.
The Bingham entertainment was highly
appreciated by the striaTt audience who
Mrs. Simon Keliv is improving. Sfie
has been very ill for some time.
Calves are remarkably cheap just now,
they are only bringing 10 cents per pound.
l' Mr. Andrew Ritter has enlisted at B. G.
A. We understand that he will be a stu
d\?t here the coming session.
Among the visitors at the instalatfon
services last Sunday we noticed the fol
. lowing: W. G. Harrisson, J. A. Greever
and wife, E. L. Greever, P. G. Baugh an*I
wife, Robt. Moss, Trubse Suter and Dr.
? ijune2Cth, 1S0S.