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THE TAZEWELL REPUBLICAN.
VOL. XI. TAZEWELL, VA., THURSDAY. ?TUNE 12, 1902. NO. 24. COAL MINERS ON A STRIE 95 Per tent, of Miners in Pocaho Coal Fields Gone Out. . ALMOST A COMPLETE TIE-UP ?( Thirty-nine of Forty live Operation? IVahontas Field Closed, anil No Settlement in Sight-Sit? uation Bpumihig f Se_.'iou_. F.CKMAN, \V. Va., June 9.?Everyth i? very qvv.et here today. No coal is be loadjjd; the strikers are all very qui i?ten Allen minen are all at work. 'Vivian the Bottom Creek ovens whl employ a large number of men, none i working. l'eerle.s are working abc eight minen, where about 300 men g< erally are at work. Tidewater, no working. The Empire Company f working twenty-live men out of their 9 regular force. Some miners who were not at wo c ?used a car of coal to be dumped on t ground at Empire which delayed the 1< who were at work very much. None any of the operations at Eckman. El horn operations are working a very fe men. 95 per cent, of the men are out. The live operations at Maybeury out i about 600 men only nine reported f( duty today. The Indian Kidge Compan and Browning mines which are located i the Pocabontai field have requested thei men to meet them at Bramwell Wedne* day where they will try to arrange a com promise, but it is feared they will no recognize the union. In that case miner will not return to work. The miners held a meeting at Mayhem] last nii_ht, a large number were present No violence as yet his been practiced In union men but things are looking very unpleasant at present. It is a complete tie-up. Few men who are working, in? cluding guardsmen, being refused board. Several have started to work and were warned by the union men not to work. It i. fiu)po_sible at present to tell how the strike w?iJ end. Miners are deter? mined to have ?-icht hours a day and more money and opfcvators are just as de? termined not to give t??l_m what they ask for. Buk. iei.?*, W. Va., .lune 9.?Tb. strike in the Flat Tob Coal region today is abont complete. /Some of the opera? tions are attempting\to load coal with eight an?! ten men and ?rft the greater num? ber of can - tiffin this number. It had been h??. ?? : - y the operators that _v**greater mim!-er of the miners going out on Satui.iay d d M out of curiosity to see what the ether fellows were doing, and they expected that at least 50 per cent, of their forces to return to work today, but it is generally conceded by even the oper? ators that not over 8 per cent, of the men returned. At the Southwest mines, Poca hontas, where oOO miners ordinarily work, but fifty men are working, though this is a much laiver oercentaare than at anv other mines. In the Thacker and Clincl Valley districts the men are still at work though the agitators in Clinch Valley di6 trict are claiming that the men are ex pected to go out. All the operators so fai seen refuse to be interviewed as to theii intentions regarding the conference to b. held Wednesday at Hramwell by th. United Mme Workers, which the opera' tors have been requested to attend, Every precaution is being taken to protec! property and the men who remain at work, and another large consignment oi fin arms and ammunition was shipped tc the different mining companies this morn? ing. Quiet reigns throughout the field. At last reports from the ?coal fields there was no improvement in the situation. On Tuesday there were fewer miners at work than on Monday. The Bluefield Tele? graph of yesterday eays: "To sum up the situation it seems that the men who struck will bold out for some time, and make a bitter fight. The operators will not agree to their demands, but will import new labor, and if possible till every striker's place. If there were no other men willing to work the strikers might have a chance, but there are non? union men already en route who will take their places, "The agitator will keep himself em ployed at good wages just as long as h can and then sneak. "A great many miners have ahead; left the field and this lessens the numbei the union will have to provide for in cae< of a prolonged struggle. It is the pdrpose of the companies t< demand a surrender of property used b\ the miner? as homes, and if necessan evictions by legal process will follow. "The Mine Workers have posted theii men to resist eviction by appealing eacl case to a higher court. This will necessi t?te the giving of bonds in each case Arrangements, we learn, have been madt to give these bonds. At most of th. operations the men have signed contracts to give peaceful possessionxxl the houses i* leased within three days after leaving the employ of the companies. "At Bramwell, on Friday night, the union minen will organize a political party. It is their intention t? run a labor ticket for county offices and the Legisla ' tare." District Conference. The District Conference which was to be held at Bramwell, W\ Va., on J fly 10-13 has been changed to Burke's Garden Va. to t? held on July 23-27. All persons who desire conveyance from Tazewell on Tuesday, July, 22nd, are requested to com? municate with Rev. T. B. Weaver, Burkel Garden, Va. T. K. Handy, P. E? ADOPTION OF CONSTITUTION. Convention's Final Vote Taken On Friday the 6th Inst. On last Friday the vote on the final adoption of the Constitution was taken in the institutional Convention. The fol fowing is the recorded vote: Ayes?Messrs. Allen, Anderson, George K.; Ayers, Barbour, Barham, Barnes, Manly H.; Barnes, Thomas H.; Boaz, Bolen, Bouldin, Rraxton, Brooke, Cam? eron, Campbell, C. J.; Campbell, P. W.j Carter, Chapman, Cobb, Crismond,Daniel, Duna way, Eggleston, Ep?se, Fairfax, '? Fletcher, Flood, Garnett, Gilmore, Glas?, Gordon, B, T.; Gordon, James \V.; Gor? don, K. L; Green, Gregory, Gwynn, Han? cock, Hardy, Harrison, Hatton, Hooker, Hubard, Hunton, Tngram, Jon>98, Clag gett I..; Jones, G. W.; Keezell, Kendall, Lawson, Lindsay, Lovell, Marshall, Mc Ilwaine, Meredith, Miller, Moncure, Mun dy. Moore, Thomas L.; O'Flaherty, Orr, Parks, Pettit, Pollard, Portlock, Quarle-, Richmond, Rives, Robertson, Smith, ( Stebbin?, Stuart, Tarry, Thorn, Thornton, rurnbull, Vincent, Waddill, Walker, Wal? ter, Walton, Weseott, Willis, Wise, With? er., YVoodhouse, VVyeor, Yancey and the President?90. Noes?Messrs. Blair, Bristow, Davis, Barman, Gillespie, Lincoln, Moore, Thos. L.; Pedigo, Phillipe and Summers?10. Court Clerks. Section 8 of the schedule of the new Constitution, that provides the terms of the circuit court clerks in the State shall be extended to January 1st, 1906, except in the counties of Accomac, Augusta, Bed? ford, Campbell, Fairfax, Lee, Loudon, Hanover, Henrico, Rockingbam, Nanse motid, Northampton, Pittsylvania, Nelson and Wvthe. The schedule originally provided that in all counties with more than 15,000 population the terms o? the circuit court clerks should expire on the 1st of January, 1904. But the clerks of the circuit and county courts in such counties having uiade agreements by which one is to act as clerk of the circuit court and the other M deputy, the Convention made the change in the schedule as above noted. In the fifteen counties mentioned above the clerks made no such agreement. Consequently the terms of the clerks in these counties will terminate the let of January, and there will be elections held for circuit court clerks in such counties in November, 1903. An agreement was made between Messrs. T. E. George and H. Bane Har man, clerks, respectively, of the county an?l circuit court of this county, and there will be no election for clerk in Tazewell county until November, 1905. Plan to Prevent Strikes. M n. Editor:?After I introduced a reso? lution in the Senate at its last session, de? claring that organized labor should be recognized equal before the law with or- ? ganized capital, a number of my fellow j Seuators asked me if I had a plan which I thought would accomplish the very desir? able purpose of preventing strikes. To all these inquiries I responded that in my judgment labor unions should be incorpo? rated and their rights and privileges as well defined in their character as those of capital; that the regular officers of these labor unions should be entitled to the same respect and consideration before the law ar.d before the regular officers of exist? ing corporations as the presidents and di? rectors of railroad companies and mining and transportation companies are now; that all matters of controversy arising be? tween incorporated capital and incorpo? rated labor should be adjusted by the offi? cers; and in the event of failure on their part to settle the dispute, then a court of arbitration should decide, and be empow? ered to impose fines and punishments to enforce their decrees. As stated before in your columns, I am one of a committee of three, appointed under the resolution which I offered, to report to the next session of the Genera! Assembly, by bill or otherwise, upon this subject. I firmly believe that our com? mittee will be able to frame a law on this subject, which, if it does not entirely pre? vent strikes, it will be such an important step in that direction that strikes in Vir? ginia will be less frequent. I do not arrogate to myself superior wisdom and foresight upon this very per? plexing problem, but, so far as I know, I am the first to suggest this plan for pre? venting strikee. J. N. Harman. Tazewell, Va., June 10, 1902. No (?loss Carriage Paint Made will wear as long as Devoe's. No othere are as heavy bodied, because Devoe's weigh 3 to 8 ounces more to the pint. Sold byjno. L. Jackson. Fourth Round of Quarterly Meetings. The following gives the time and pla? for holding the fourth round of Quarterly Meetings for Tazewell District: Honaker, at Gardner, July 12 and 13 Rader. Cedar Bluff, at Midway, July 19 and 20. Eck man and Keystone, at Keystone, July 19 and 20?Shugart. Elkhorn and Mabeury, at Maybeury, Aug. 2 and 3. Welch, at Welch, Aug. 2 and 3?Early. Davy and Panther, at Tug River, Aug. 9 and 10. North Fork, at Gilliam, Aug. 9 and 10 ?Booth. Pocahontas, Aug. 16 and 17?Taylor. Cooper and Coaldale, at Coaldale, Aug. 16 and 17; Saginaw, at Sagamore, Aug. 23 and 24. East Tazewell, Centenary, 23 and 24? Webb. Kocky Gap, Aug. 36 and 31. Clear Fork, Aug. 30 and 31?Sutherland. East Buchanan, Aug. 30 and 31?Bil? derback. West Buchanan, Aug. 30 and 31?Gen? try. Grundy, Sep. 6 and 7; Graham, at Ebenezer, Sep. 13 and 14; Tug River, Sep. 13 and 14; Liberty Hill, Sep. 20 and 21; Bramwell, Sep. 27 and 28. Weet Tazewell, Oct. 4 and 5-Taylor. Tazewell, at North Tazewell, Oct. 4 and 5. T. R. Handy, P. E. STEAMERS CRASH ON LAKE SUPERIOR The Thomas Nelson Cut Almost in Two and Sank. NINE OF THE NIGHT CREW DROWNED By the Aid of Tugs the Making ?Steamer Wa> Pulled to Shore -Her Stem Set? tled Just as Her Prow (?ruled I'pon the (?round?The lladley Barely Readi? ed the Shore. DiLLiii, Minn., June7.-The whalehack steamer Thomas Wilson, Captain Cameron, was cut almoat In two by the steamer George G. Handley, Captain Fitzgerald, a half mile south of tli.' Duluth Canal to? day and nine men went down. They were mostly men of the night crew, who had not time to get out of their bunks before the vessel sank. The names of the men lost were: AARON TRIPS, cook, ?FRANK, second cook, Superior. JAMES M'DOUGAL, oiler, West Supe. rior. JAMES M. FRAZEK, oiler, Manitouan Island. JOSEPH M'GBAW, wheelman, Saulte Ste. Marie, Mich. JOHN CAMPBELL, lookout, Greenleaf, Mich. JOHN CAREY, deck hand, St. Cath rines, Ont. THOMAS JONES, deck hand. WILLIAM ROEBUCK, fireman, Porte hampton. WENT DOWN QUICKLY. The Wilson was coming toward the ca? nal and the lladley going out, both off for the Supeiior entry, and crashed loaded, .lust before reaching the canal, and when about opposite the Wilson, the Hadley was given orders by a tug to go to Supe? rior. Immediately she sheered olT for the Superior entry, and crashed directly into the Wilson. The Wilson went down so quickly that it did not seem possible to Bave a life. One man on the Wilson threw life preservers to these who had jumped into the water. The crew of the Handlv also threw out life preservers. Ah the Wilson went down the members of the crew rushed to the stern, jumping overboard as fast aa they could free them? selves from then* clothing. The vessel did not float a minute after the collision. Dur? ing this interval she seemed supported entirely by the Handley's prow, which was sticking in through her plates. The men who jumped last were seen struggling near the hull just before the plunge and could not be seen afterwards. was BKLFL-M The Hadley's steering apparatus seemed to be paralvzed after the collision. She swung round in a circle several times, and seemed utterly helpless. In a few moment it was app?tent that the Hadley was going down, and the crew on it could be seen stripping themselves and lower? ing boats. Some of them got into boats, but when the Handley sank to within a foot of her deck she seemed to cease sink? ing for a few minutes, and the men clam? bered back on the boat. The race of the life-saving crew and tugs for the wreck was thrilling. The Handley would have made the shore had it not been for tugs. The life-saving crew pick ? ed up the men in the water. The Hand ley had a run for shore, and a moment after her bow went on the bottom, her stern began to settle and finally went down Zinc and Grinding Make Devoe l.?ad and Zinc Paint wear twice as long as lead and oil mixed by hand. Sold by Jno. E. Jackson. Royal Arch Officers Elected. At a regular convocation of O'Keeffe Chapter No. 2?, li. A. M., held on Mon? day night, the Olli in_t., the following olii cers were elected for the ensuing year: Wm. C Pendleton, H. P.; C. W. Jones, King; J. R. Hicks, Scribe; James O'Keeffe, Treasurer; W. G. Young, Sec? retary. The following officers were appointed for the ensuing year: It A. Crockett, C. H.; J. S. Bottimore.P.S.; C.A.Thompson, C. G.; John W. MeCall, M. 1st Veil; W. H. Bamett, M. 2nd Veil; J. M, Coffee, M. 3rd Veil; O. G. Emshwiller, Steward; G. L. McClintock, Tiler. Board of Registration. Tin? Constitutional Convention has ap? pointed the following Registration Boards for Tazewell county: For Jeffersonville District: J. H. Lewis, J. H. Whitley and Jas. Ed Peery. For Clear Fork District: E. King Crockett, John L. Baber and Dr. George II. Zimmerman. For Maiden Spring District: S. J. Thompson, E. B. ?Scott and W. P. Payne. These gentlemen are all Democrats, and our representative in the Convention was not consulted as to their appointment. But we have every reason to believe that they will act. fairly in the mutter of regis? tering the voters of the county. They may, most of them, be partisans, but they will not be likely to do any intentional wrong, even at the suggestion of any ling politician. Roosevelt Invited. Washington, June 7.?Julius L. Brown, of Atlanta, Ga., called at the White House today with Senator Clay and Representa ti?, ?.'vingston, and invited the President to attend the unveiling of a monument to the Confederate General William H. T. Walker at Atlanta, on July 22. General Walker was killed in the same battle on the same day that the Union General Mc Pherson met hie death. The President said he would take the matter under ad? visement but he very much feared he would not be able to go owing to the prest of public business. Echoes From the Past. Thomas Green Bethune, known "Blind Tom," the marvelous negro pit lit, on Tuesday night played beforetl largest house, so far as receipts are co ?cerned, that ever assembled at Tazewell hear any entertainer. Music loving pe pie from all sections of the county we preeent and the door receipts amounted over 1300.00, In the case of "Blind Tom," the seul ment of the song, "God moves In a my tenons way, His wonders to perform, is etrangely verified. It in paring______if that noh marvelous gifts should ha\ been beetowed on such a human creatun A slave by birth, with a black skin, coi ?unitally blind and a mental freak he hi been endowed by bin Creator with a mi B-Cal inspiration and a memory that liav made _____ an interesting ?subject for sti dents in anthropology, phrenology an psychology. 1 ?un was born within a few milei ofth city ?of Columbus, lia., on the 28th da May, 184'.). He is of pure negro bloo-i and from his eariiett childhood manifeste a great love for harmonious sound! When a child, if he heard a hird singing he would rush frantically in the dirtctioi of the feathered songster. Not only dti he seem to derive joy from hearing bar tnoiiious sounds and manifest a peculia j pleasure in imitatinii them, but even ?b harshest and most grating Kunde iticimoi to have I t-imilar eftect upon him. Hi wa_ about four years old when a piaix was introduced into bis master's house The lirst note that was sounded upon tin instrument so moved him that he mi per milted to gratify his curiosity by ranninf In.; lingers over and smelling the keys One night the parlor and piano were lefi open, and next morning before day tl? young ladies were awakened by hearing some one playing one of their pieces or the piano. It was Tom, who had groped his wav into the room and to the piano. He was then given free access to the in strument, and soon developed into tht wonderful performer which has made him uuique in the musical world. In 1801, shortly after the first battle ol Manama, we beard Tom play in the old First African church in Richmond. It was then the largest audience room in that city, and it was the scene for the gathering of large audiences to hear the little blind negro musical wonder. He then played his descriptive piece, "The Battle of Manassas," and repeated the speech of Stephen A. Douglas. Tom had heard the "Little Giant" in I860 make a speech from the balcony of the old "Nor veil House at Lynchburg, Va., and bad retained the most of it, not only the lan? guage, but the tone of the then candidate of one wing of the Democracy for Presi? dent. We heard Tom again just after the Civil War, and again, about 15 years ago, at Marion, Va. His entertainment here gave great sat? isfaction to the large audience; but he played under very adverse conditions. The piano was a cheap one, with poor tone and not in tune, which belom:. to the High School. It is a shame that those persons who have charge of him should place him before large and cultured audi? ences without providing a proper instru? ment for his use. If the Tazewell audi? ence could have heard him perform on the Concert Grand piano with which he was provided by Mr. Beth.u le, his old master, they would have been much more as-toni.hed by the marvelous skill of thin wonderful freak or musical genios. Mi'. Bethune was proud of the skill and genius of his former slave and subsequent pro? tege. Tom has evidently in these latter days fallen into the hands of Philistines, who are more a.ixious to make money out of him than to treat the public properly and give the blind pianist the means for exhibiting his skill and genius to ther full measure. To Cure a Cold In One Day Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature is on each box. 25c. Mass-Meeting. The Republicans of Tazewell county are hereby called to assemble in mass-meeting at the court house on Tuesday, June 17th, 1!?U2, at 1 p. m., to consider matters of grave importance to the people. It is urged that as many Republicans as possi? ble attend the meeting. H. G. McCai.i., County Chairman. Paint Your Buggy for 75c, to $1.00 with Devoe-GlassCarriage Paint. It weighs 3 to 8 oze. more to the pint than others, wearB longer, and gives a gloss equal to new work. Sold by Jno. E. Jack? son. S. W. VIRGINIA LOCAL ITEMS WHAT HAS l.KCKMT.Y TKANSPII?I IN Till. (HIMIKS (IF THIS SUCTION. Mr. J. I?. Hash was found dead in hi bed at 11 o'clock last Monday morning a the borne of hiaeon, P. N, Haab, in Wei Bedford, lie ?as sixty eight year- old a native of (?rayson county, Va., and ? Confederate veteran. He moved to Rad ford from Brietol about six months ago James Cassell.a youtb sixteen years old was drowned in Barrett'?* mill pond on Seed Creek, near Wytheville, on Tuesdaj night. He hail gone m bathing and wa> eiezed with cramps. His frienila made eeveral luroie ttforts to save him but fail? ed. He was a son of James M. Qaaaall, l prominent farmer near Wytheville. .Mr. Kd Dobbina was found dea I in bed at ;i o'clock Sunday morning at his home in Montgomery county. He was suffering from consumption, and returned from . where he had been for his health, only a month ago. His burial took place Monday afternoon near Auburn. Mr. Dobbina araa 32 years old and a brother of Mi. Bice Dobbins, of Bedford, On last Friday a large crowd of armed citizen, at Bondtoam, in Wise county, arreated and shot to death a negro by the name of Wiley Gwynn. The negro had attempted to assault the 12-year-old daughter of Franklin Green, a farmer who lived near Toma Creek. The mob took Gwynn from officera and riddled the body of the culprit with bullets. A special decree has been entered for the sale of the Southwest Virginia Insti? tute buildings at Bristol, Va. The sale will be made on the 28th inst. It is a very fine property, estimated to be worth $ 175,000, and is to be sold for debt. The buildings were erected by the Virginia Bapti.-ts, and it is thought they will be purchased by them at the sale. A Tazewell Woman Asks "have you a floor paint that will last twt weeks?" Yes we have Devoe's; it has i beautiful gloss and will wear two years i properly applied. Jno. B. Jackson. A Youth Badly Poisoned. A sixteen year old boy named Davie Lambert has been engaged in driving ont of Mr. Id. L. Peery's wool wagons about the country to gather up wool for his fac? tory at North Tazewell. Last Monday he was with a wagon on the head of Tug 1?ver, a few'miles north of Tiptop. He became hungry ami purchased a can of beef from a store, ?ndate pa?t ot it for a lunch. In a short time he became des? perately sick and began to have convul? sions. He was brought to Tiptop, and con? veyed to Mr. Peery's residence near North TaaeweU, where be continues to have con mUotN and remain dangerously ill. It is thought he was poisoned by the canned beef, aa his peculiar condition can be ac? counted for in no other way by the phy? sicians attending him. Stops the Cough and Works off the Cold. Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets cure a cold in one d y. No Cure, no Pay. Price 25 cents. Normal School. I desire again to call attention to the fact that arrangements have been made with Prof. C. D. M. ?Showalter, assisted by Prof. W. K. 1.acey, to conduct a Normal School at Tazewell College for the benefit? of those desiring to teach in the public schools. This school will begiu the 1st day of July and dose the 4th day of Au? gust, and examinations for white teachers will be held the 5th and 6th days of Au? gust. The cost for board will be |2 BO a i week, and tuition for the entire time will be only |3. All persons intending t > at? tend this school should write at once to i Prof. C. I). M. Showalter, who will assign | them a boarding place upon arrival. Be j sure and be present the first day and . brinn your text-books along with you. As there are so many subject-) in each text? book to be reviewed, no subject can be gone over twice, so it is necessary to be present all the time. P. II. Williams, Supt. That Beautiful Gloss comes from the varnish in Devoe's Var? nish Floor Paint; costs 5 cents more a quart though. Sold by Jno. E. Jackson SHIRTWAIST SUITS. AT $1.25 Pink, Lavender, Blue and Gray striped lawn suits, plaited and stitched waist., circular flounce skirts. $125 each AT $1.98 Blue, Red, Gray and Pink striped and figured percale suits, white yokes, tucked, circular flounce skirts. $1.98 each- S AT $2.48 Gray, Red, Blue and Tan fine striped lawn suits, sailor waist, white figure collar and yoke, finished with white embroidered insertions, knife-plaited flounce skirts. $2.48 each. AT $2.98 Fine blue lawn, figured and striped pink, blue and lavender. Tucked yokes, stock collar and tie, very deep llounce skirts. Solid blue and red mercerized Cham bra, tucked yokes finished with hemstitching, plaited back waists, turnover collars hemstitched. $2.98 each. WHITE SUITS Of fine lawns and organdies, ruflled skirts, deep flounc-es, allover yokes, finished with hemstitching and tucks, at $3,98, $6 48, $7.48, $8.98 and $9.98 each. R. C. CHAPMAN. CAKES and CRACKERS We have just received a shipment of Cakes and Crackers direct from the bakery? 31 kinds?and at prices from 10c per lb. to 50c per lb. We invite you to come and inspect them. If you want to buy cakes we can certainly please you. It will give us pleas? ure to show you what we have, even if you do not want to buy now. BUSTON & SONS, Special Prices for June. We want to make business lively during the month of June?want no dull days?and hence we have de? cided to oiler some special inducements to the trade. NUMBER 1 On all Ladies' wash shirt waists a reduction of 10 per cent. On all Ladies' silk, waists a reduction of 15 per cent. NUMBER 2 A lot of Ladies' oxfords carried over from last year which cost us $ 1.50 and $2.00, we will oiler for $1.00 per pair. NUMBER 3 Boys' suits, good fitting, good style, well made and trimmed, worth $3.00 and $4.00. Can be had for $2.50. We mean this. These are real bargains. Harnsson & Gillespie Bros. THE GRAHAM IRON CO. Will purchase Iron Ore, Address, Walter Graham, V. P. & Gen. Mgr.. GRAHAM VA. '! Central ? H?tel. (Near Courthouse Square) TAZEWELL, - VIRGINIA. SURFACE & WHITE. - ? Proprietors, Livery Stable attached. Good Sample Rooms. Table fare the beet. Nice Bed- j rooms, etc. R. W, SHREVE Manufacturer of and Dealer in POPLAR, OAK and HEMLOCK FRAMING, OAK BILLS CUT TO ORD__R. Shipping Point: DORAN, VA. l'ont Office: RAVEN. VA. RATL?FF HOTEL TAZEWELL, VIRGINIA, MRS. T. W. RATLIFF, PROPRIETRESS. Centrally located, on Main Street. I-arge, Newly Furnished rooms, lighteJ with electricity. RATES : MM Per Day. Livery and Sample Rooms attached. Porter meets all trains. BANK OF POCAHONTAS, POCAHONTAS, VA., Ojpened for business January 22nd, 1902. President, Wm. B. Campbell. Vice-President, John C. Freeman. Cashier, C. If. Galway, Assistant Cashier, EL M. Umberger. directors: Win. B. Campbell, 11. Lancaster Williams, Gov. J. Hoge Tyler, John C. Freemun, Oscar B. MooTe, James S. Browning, C. M. Galway. Will conduct a general banking business. Patrons will re? ceive every courtesy and accommodation within the range of prudent banking. ...sold m G. W. KEISTER, ? TAZEWELL, VA. Come and see me before buying. These goods have many advantages not offered by competitors, and they will please you. My Personal GUARANTEE goes with each machine, as well as guarantee given by D. M. Osborne & Co., that goods must be right. A full stock of REPAIRS on hand with Tazewell Supply Co. Osborne QSSQGGGQCi. Stone Ware We are just I in receipt of ? I several thou? sand gallons of STONE WARE, in one-half ne, two, three ?four, five and ix gallon I ?zes, crocks | a^id jars. j \Also 3 to 6 I gallon churns. ? ? Spotts Bros. 8 Propl's Little Grocery Stoi ^^^^ 2 ner. ^___________ t.v_v_r;-;v^W-Ti-_v_^-_-_V!_v___T_! ________________ 1 StoruAround the Cor EDITOKhL PARAGRAPHS. A great many ?Ythe wretches who are being lynched in the South deserve death, bat ?te horrible manner in which death is inflicted by mobs is a reflection on South? ern civilization, and is very demoralizing tu law an?l order. The Bryan and anti- Bryan Democrats ?tie talking a great deal about harmon? izing. But the trouble is that each side wauts the other to harmonize by coming toit Mr. Bryan and his adherents will not abandon the Chicago platform, and Um gold Democrats will not consent to transfer? ing themselves to the support of the free silver and Populist doctrine? of that platform. So, . harmony does not seem to be very near at haud. It looks like the volcanic eruptions on the islands of Martinique and St. Vincent will defeat Senator Morgan's plans for selecting Nicaragua as a canal route. Writing from Martinique, Prof, tieilprin, who has been examining the Mt. Pelee volcano, saya: "The conditions here and at St. Vincent establish conclusively an increase, and not a decrease, in volcanic phenomena in the Carribean Gulf region." He says further, "thia should dispose of Nicaragua as a canal route." In other words, it is now well established that Nicaragua in on a long volcanic circuit, and tbat it would be an unwise experi? ment to construct an Isthmian Canal on a route where the probability is thut it may be destroyed by earthquake? or vol? canic action. Trespass Notice. All persons are hereby warned not to walk or ride over or otherwise trespas*?. on our parcels of land situated adjacent to and near the new cemetery Ht ?a/.. ? well, Va. We will enforce the la v against all violating this notice. 24-3i_i Flixik ?Gii.i.?pie. To know one thing and know it well is the secret of succe? in this age. "Our success as portrait artists is the result of years of careful study and close attention to every branch of the business. That we have achieved . iuve?" in our line is proven by the fact that our work has won for us m-?tala, diplomas, and words of i-wheat praise from competent j<i<itces. Moreover the work has .Iwaye pleased our patrons and won for us a constantly increasing busu.? Give us a trial. If we have pleased others we can ple-asa yau. CAMMACK & BLACK, Portrait Artists. ?. M. Black, Mg r. Tazewell Studio?