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VOL. 21
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Autumn Styles As Full Of
Snaps, is A Cracking Whip
Clothes that are the breathing, pulsing, vibrant
expression of to-day. Glance-gripping fabrics that
. your eye delights to dwell on. Rich, twinkling
colors as glossy as a blackbird's wing. Youngish
styles that make the years perch lightly on you.
See t!.e "stunning" Boulevard Stripes, Clut
Checks and London Plaids, in "HIGH ART" Suit:
and Top-coats. See the wonderfully soft Blues
Grays and Twin-Tints. See the tones and semi
tones that run up and down the whole color scale!
And remember?whatever you buy here i
guaranteed, not as a matter of boast, but as a mat
ter of course
The Rape ol-Ttie Rock Crusher.
Almost ever since the construction of
the ma?ad:*m roads were started, under
the b?>rd is?ue, in this county, there has
been a conflict as to the authority of the
supervisors and road engineers. The
1 iteet n-snifesthtum of this occurred
thh week in regard to the moving- of
I ntaaaber 2 of Jeffersonville dis
\rict, wbii:h hps been working the road
tpecifiwi in the court's- order as "the
road from Tazewell to the district line
The work at the point where the plant
has been luc-vd since spring being
about cornplet??d, Road Engineer W. I.
Leo, instructed the foreman, W. E. Gil
lespie, to move the plant to the Wm.
Peery quarry near George Martin's
place. In the meanwhile Supervisor D.
B. Daniels decided to move it to the
road specified in the court's order as
"from Mrs. Kate Peery's to Witten's
Mills," and gave orders to have the
plant moved to Dry Tawn. Early Mon?
day morning some of the prominent cit?
izens interested in the Witten's Mill
road, to make sure the plant went the
way they wanted it to go, met and
moved it to its present location at Dry
Town. When Engineer Lee learned of
what had been done he at once took the
matter up by phone with Assistant State
Highway Commissioner Coleman, who
instructed him to O. K. no bills for work
done by this plant until it was placed
at the point where he had ordered it
and the question of authority had been
settled. This will effectually tie up the
work of the plant until this question is
In the above we have endeavored to
give a fair and unbiased account of the
transaction, as gleaned from the many
conflicting stories of what led up to the
trouble and what happened on Monday,
reserving comment until after the meet?
ing of the Board of Supervisors on next
Tuesdsy, when it is to be hoped the
matter will be amicably adjusted and
the question of authority finally and
definitely settled.
Road building in this county is too im?
portant a matter to be stopped by ques?
tions of authority or the rights of any
certain neighborhood to have its roada
built first. As it looks now, it would
have been better to have contracted a
part of the roads so that a Somber ol
plants could have been working in each
district, instead of endeavoring td build
them under local supervision.
Ah a tentative suggestion of a satis?
factory sciution of the present wrangle,
the Republican begs to suggest the fol
lowing: Under tho prorating of the
road fun?ie there r. mains about$4,10(
to i-o expended on the old Fincastle roac
from Tazewell east, and this will about
?rnplett the work from the corporator
hoe to end of the preeent macadam anc
c in be done in a n.onth or six weeks
la tho meenwiiii', there if. some hen vj
grading to Do done on the Witten'i
Mill road and it will take about as long
! to get ready to begin macadamizing on
this as it will take to complete the work
on the Fincastle road. Then, let the
crusher be returned to the plac- desig?
nated by Engineer Lee and a grading
force put on the Witten's Mill road, and
both jobs proceed concurrently.
This, however, is only the adjustment
of one phase of this constantly recur?
ring question. The ultimate solution
depends on having one sole responsible
head to direct the entire work, but as
this may take either an interpretation
of the present law by the court or an
amendment to the statute by the legis?
lature, comment on this will also be re?
served. In the meanwhile: get togeth?
er and build roads while the (rood weath?
er lasts.
The Town's Water Supply.
Twenty years ago the town of Taze?
well leased a spring, now known as the
Whitman spring, from W. 0. Whitman,
and with the lease went an option to
to purchase the same for the sura of
$80#.00 before the expiration of the
twenty year period. Subsequent to the
expiration of the lease Mr. Whitman
sold the property to James G. end
Harry L. Huston.
The town council has discussed the
desirability of purchasing the spring a
number of times during the past year,
but no action has been taken in a defin?
ite way until at a called meeting on last
Saturday nigt, when it was decided to
close the option before its expiration
yesterday and J. G. Buston was notified
to this effect. He, however, objected
to the provision in the option calling for
the right to make "a ditch or ditches"
necessary for the proper conveyance of
the water, and on Tuesday appeared
before a called meeting of the council
with his attorney, J. Powell Royal!, and
informed them he would have to have
$1,250 before he would execute a deed
to the spring unless the article provid?
ing for the ditch or ditches was cut out
of the deed. The council after some
discussion decided not to accept Mr.
Buston's offer, but insist on tbe execu?
tion of the deed in accordance with tbe
option as given by Mr. Whitman and
taken over by the Messrs. Buston when
they purchased the property, and le?
gal notice to this effect was served on
all interested parties late Tuesday eve.
ning. It may poesibly requiro a law
suit to determine the legal rights of the
parties in the controversy.
Later?At a called meeting of th?
council late yesterday afternoon a com?
promise was effected with the Messrs.
Buston by taking over the spring anc
rights at $1,000.
Colonel Wm C Pendleton returned
Tuesday from a visit to Big Stuie Gap.
While there he met Hon. C B. Slemp
candidate for re-election to Congress ot
the republican ticket, and reports Mr
Slemp sanguine of re-i-Wctioa by i
larger majority than has ever been giv
en to a candidate in the old Ninth.
Al Interesting Report.
Five years ago the Tazewell distri.-t,
| of the Holston Conference was divided
; and the part lying in West Virginia call
| ed the Bluefield district.
i A most encouraging report of the
? work of this district will be presented
i by Presiding Elder E H. Cassiday at
I the sasuion of the Holston Confrence ;f
! the Methodist Episcopal Church, South
which began yesterday at Abingdon.
This is the end of the quadrennium of
Rev. Cassiday, as its presiding eldor.
Within this period great strides have
been made by the district. From a
humble beginning, a way down in the
list, the district has grown so rapidly
that it is now at. the top and is a banner
district of the Holston Confrence.
Great credit is due the presiding eldei
for his work here. With this, the end
of his service at Bluefield, the members
and friends of the church have a right
to feel proud of the work accomplishes
und he will leave behind him many visi
ble evidence of the great work accomp
lished at Bluefield. In all of the man)
different departments of the churcl
worlc has great improvement has beei
shown and the reports show a marke?
gain all along the line. Every collectioi
and assessment will be met in full an?
the work in missions, Sunday school?
memberships, buildings and parsonage
erect?*d ?a most gratifying.
The district has now twenty-five pas
toral charges. There have been mer
than seventeen hundred convertions i
the district during the present year an
more than one thousand additions to th
church. Four years ago the churc
boast a membership of only 2,8(10 whil
they now have 6,750 members withi
the district. ' The Sunday schools o
the Bluefield dit-trict have now a mere
bership of eight thousand and a rapi
j increase in Sunday school work will b
j shown for the past year.
About seventy-five thousands dollai
have been raised for all purposes wi*l
in the present year in the twenty-fiv
pastoral charges of tlje district an
about fifteen new churches have bee
erected within the past four yean
Four new churches have been built th
year and there are others in course <
construction. In build-rig department
the work of the quadrennium shows I
especially well. Fuur new parsonagi
have been built and one district pars?.:
age hns also been purchased.
The Riley Celebration.
Next week James Whitcomb Rilo
the beloved Hoosier poet, will be tl
center of the greatest ovation ev
tendered an American writer. Octoh
7th, is the poet's birthday, but owing
the fact that the celebration in his bon
wtll be of su;h proportions that it *?
be impossible to confine it to one day.
has been decided to extend it over a p
iod of six days, beginning next Mond.,
and ending Saturday, Indianapolis, t'
Riley's home town, lias taken the le
in this event, but tho movement I
spread like wildfire and it is doubt
whether there is a city or town in t
United States which will not have ?
or more events scheduled in honor
the poet who through the medium of
verses has struck a responsive chord
every breast and has succeeded in brir
ing poetry home to the people.
Riley programs have long been poj
lar with literary clubs and during Ri
week these programs will take on
added interest. Mr. Riley is wid
known for his love of children. L
his great predecessor, Longfellow,
has been able to fathom the beauties
the child nature better than most m.
and many of his beet poems have bt
written for, or about, children. I
this reason "Riley Week" will bo g<
erally observed in the schools w
special exercises.
Mr. Riley ia now enjoying excel!
health. The paralysis which manife
ed itself in his right arm a little m
than a year ago is rapidly disappear
and he says he feels as well as ever
did in his life. Every day he takei
long ride about Indianapolis and
surrounding country in his big tour
car and is known as an enthusiat
mortorist. He is always happy and
usually surrounded by a group of cl
No man in America has more fr?e
than James Whitcomb Riley. Dur
the years he traveled as a lecturer
met thousands of people, who attrac
by his magnetic personality, beci
warmly attached to him. There
hundreds of thousands more who h
never met him personally, but who
his friends nevertheless. They are
ones who have been reached by
verses, for so sympathetic is this gi
man that it would be hard, indeed,
find a man, woman or child who d
not appreciate Riley.
Although Mr. Riley is recognized
a great poet by critics of the steri
school he prefers to be known as a h
ble singer who raises his voice thst
manity may be benefited by a little
life's sunshine. He has found the g
elements of everything and so optimi
in his philosophy that he has never fc
it necessary even to hint at the so
things of life. This is one of the
sons why he has won so large an a
ence and why, when he was sir
writing a daily column of verse foi
Indianapolis newspaper, long befon
name was well known, he attracted
attention of Henry Wardsworth L
G. W. Doak, was a business vii
in Bluefield on Tuesday.
Tazewell and Graham to Be Brought Closer
Together By Continental Development
And Improvement Company.
"All aboard! Thid car thro-jgh for
Graham, lUuefield, Princeton and all
points cast. Next car will be the local
for Five Oaks, Springville and Hock
This will be the cheerful sound that
will greet the citizens of Tazewell soon
if the plans of A. W. Stover, represent?
ing the Continental Development anc
Investment Company, of Dayton, Ohio,
become a reality.
On last Saturday the Board of Super
visors in a called session granted th<
above named company, "chartered an?
organized under the laws of the statt
of Ohio, for the purpose of construct
ing, maintaining and operating electric
railways," a franchise for the construe
tion of an interurban line between th<
towns of Tazewell and Graham.
The route as described in the gran
"Beginning at the western corpora
tion limits of the town of Graham, an
running thence in a westerly directio
through West Graham and in a soutl
westerly direction to the waters of mai
Bluestone creek; and thence wester!
across 'the divide between Blueston
and the waters of Clinch and down or
of the head streams of Clinch to Fi*j
Oaks, by Dry Town and the resident:
of Mrs. Kate Peary to the eastern co:
poration iimite of_ the town of Tazt
The grant of the franchise provid?
for the protection of the present road
which will be used by the compan;
most of the provisions following close!
section 1294? of the Virginia statuti
made and provided for the use of pul
lie highways by interurban lines, wil
some esDecial provisions inserted by tl
board as to damage, present and pro
pective, and the further provision th
the inside rail of the road is to be 1
cated eight feet from the outside line
the right of way of the highways.
There is a rumor that the Continent
Company is a part of the Appalachii
Power Company which is making a
tensive developments in this section,
this be true, there is little room to dou
that the line will eventually be exter
ed to and down the Tug and Dry For
of Sandy to reach the growing c?
fields along these streams.
The local management of the Ta:
well Street Railway Company state tl
no negotiations are under way for t
purchase of their plant here, but it
likely that some arrangements to eitl
buy or lease the same will be made,
two lines in the town would hardly p:
The new company's franchise p
vides that the work roust start wit)
one >ear and be completed within thr
and that the company must establ
and maintain a passenger service of i
less than one car each way per hi
during the hours of each day from
a. m. to 11 p. m., and shall establ
and maintain sufficient freight serv
to handle the freight offered for tra
Paint and Not.
Paint was never before so high as 1
year and this: about $2 25 agall?n De
and a half-dollar less for trash.
What is trash?
It looks like paint and pretends to
paint, but isn't worth painting,
costs a painter's day's-work to put c
gallon of paint good or bad; and a pai
er's day's-work is $3 or $4.
Add that to the price of a gallon. T
is the cost of a gallon. Devoe is $5
$6 a gallon; and trash a half-dollar li
But Devoe is all paint and more I
you add oil to it; a gallon is 5 or 6 qui
of perfect paint for the painter's i
But trash is three-quarters two-th
or half paint; you pay a half dollar
for nobody Knows what it is.
10 gallons Deyoc is enough for
average job; it takes 15 to 20 gallon
trash. And the wear same way.
fortunately, the look alike when I
John E Jackson sell
Gecgaphical Symposium.
Dr. E A. Alderman, president, of
University of Virginia sends the fol
ing notice:
Tbe transontinental Excursion ol
ternational Geographers will hold t
symposium on geography instructioi
the University of Virginia at oneo'c
October 12. In addition to addresse
distinguished American geographer!
following represent ?tives of Euro]
Universities will speak :
Dr. Joseph Partsch, Geheimrat,
fessor of Geography, University of I
zig; late president of the Geograp
Society of Leipzig.
Dr. Eugen Oberhun'mer, Prof esst
Geography at the University of Vie
President of the Geographical So
of Vienna.
Lucien Gallois, Professor of Ge<
phy, University of Paris; Aseoci
Editor of the Annales de Geograph
George G. Cbishoim, Lecturei
Geography, University of Edinbi
Secretary to the Royal Scottish Ge
phical Society.
Emile Chaix, Professor of Geogri
University of Geneva and Sehe?
Death Of Captain Yost.
? On my return home from a week's
; absence I learned of tbe death of my old
. friend, Captain John Yoet, of Baptist
1 Valley, who died September 28th, and
was laid to rest in the Dailey Cemetery
; with, the many old and worthy citizens
of that community who had preceeded
him to the dreamless dust. Brother
Yost was one of the few "Grand Old
Men" of his generation. He did not
wear a titular military titles, but was a
real Captain in the Confederate army,
who gallantly led his men in real service
of war. He fought at Gettysburg in
the immer ta! calvary charge on that
bloody field. He frequently told of his
promise to the Lord that if he would
spare him through the dangers of bat?
tle, that when he returned home he
would assume a position of a soldier of
the cross. True to his promise he en?
listed in that cause and fought a vali?
ant fight till he received his discharge
on the 28th of September, 1912. Or
rather, he was transferred from the
Lord's militant army here below to the
triumphant hosts above.
The influence of his noble Christiar
life will continue to be felt by the ris?
ing generation of his neighborhood.
May his friends and loved ones walk
in his foot-steps, emulate his virtues
and when the last clear call to them i:
made, may they see their Pilot, face tt
face, as they embark.
Tazewell, Va., Sept. 30th, 1912.
The October American Magazine.
A few months ago The Americai
Magazine published an article entitle
"?old Age at Forty," which was an ac
count of the various hard conditions un
der which laborers work in the steel in
dustry. The United Stetes Steel Cor
poration appointed a committee to in
I vestigate the truth of the article, and it
| truth was well substantiated. As a re
i suit the Steele Corporation has takei
\ steps to remedy some of those han
conditions and an account of what it i
doing appears in the October number o
The American Magazine.
In the same number appears the stor
of Charles B. Towns, a great expert i:
the treatment of drug and alcohol fiend
The article is entitled "Fighting Ih
Deadly Habits," and it is full of pract
j cal suggestione of interest.
Another notable article is entitle
"The Physics of Kaseball," in whic
Hugh S. Fullerton records many of tl
remarkable phenomena of the game; t
for an example, the fact that the diffe
enees in the atmospheric pressure b<
tween Denver and New York makes
possible for a baseball player to throw
baseball much further in Denver th?
in New York.
"Where Stage Villains are Real"
an account of a remarkable theatric
production given twice a year by coi
victs in the State Penitentiary in Ca!
fornia. "Funny Face' is an account <
an interesting monkey by Stewart B
ward White. "What Makes a \'s
Play" is Walter Prichard Eaton's coi
tribution to the theatrical departmen
"Our Pred??ce8sors" is an article <
women by Ida M. Tarbel!. .
Fiction of unusual vitality and into
est is contributed by Dr. Henry Vi
Dyke, Inez Haynes Gilmore, Edw
Balmer, Zona Gale, and H. G. Wells.
The departments "in the Interpreter
House," "Interesting People"and "T
Pilgrim's Script," are full of good rea
ing and valuable ideas.
Rock Items
Rock, W. Va., Sept. 30, 191
G. P. Robinett, of Black 0*k, i*
the sick list this week.
Smith Davis, of Kegley, still ve
low with typhoid fever.
Miss Alice Bailey, of Matoaka, is v
iting her parents at this place.
A. A. George is here from Bluefit
spending the week with home-folks.
P. G. Bailey has gone to Florida a
his family will leave in a few days
join him there. They will reside
Florida in the future.
Mrs J. S. Davis, of Bluestone, und
went a serious operation at the hospi
hero last week. But little hope is <
terteined for her recovery.
Tannersville News Briefs.
Tannersville, Va., Sept. 30
Will Hilt visited W. M. Kirk on 1
W. A. Crabtree, of Graham, visi
home folks here last week.
Rube Kiester and Edward Tay
went to Saltville Sunday.
A. S Osboro, of Broadford, sp
Sunday with Isaac Patrick.
Mrs. Mollie Asburry was the gu
of Mrs. Wimmer last Friday.
Reese Asbury, who has been work
at Ivanho for some time has retur
Mrs. Will Kirk and Mrs. John Rec
were Sunday guests of Mrs. Ryb
Messrs. Joe and George Holmes w
the guests of Dr. E. A. Holmes
William Atkins, of Marion, has I
the guest of J. P. and G. P. Holmes
a few days
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fowler,
North Holston, spent Sunday with
Mrs H. J. Whithcad
Auther Harris, of Thompson Va!
? was the gueet of his sister, Mrs.
I Wimmer, last Thursday.
Will address the people of Tazewell County
at the Picture Theater, in Tazewell
It is hoped that Hon. C. B. Slemp can ar?
range to be present on this date
All voters are respectfully invited to
come out and hear the issues of the present
campaign discussed by these distingushed
R. O. CROCKETT, Chairman.
W. G. O'BRIEN, Secretary.
Dr. Henry White, of Buchanan, Va.,
is here visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. B. White, and attended the
Scott-White wedding at North Taze?
well on yesterday.
Mrs. O. M. Brown and daughter, Miss
Mary, of the Cove, spent Monday in
Bluefield as guests of Mrs. S. C. Barns
and left there Monday night for Kan?
sas City to visit Mrs. brown's daughter,
Mrs. Job.
The management of the Picture The?
ater have connected the heater in the
basement of Hankins' store with the
theater building, and the patrons will
find the room cozy and comfortable
these chilly evenings.
Mrs. Jennie Lewis returned Tuesday
from Coal Creek, Tenn., where she was
called recently by the illness of her
aunt, Mrs. Margaret Blackburn. She
was accompanied home by her aunt,
who will make an extended stay here.
Peery Cecil, of Hamlin, Texas, who
has been visiting his mother, Mrs.
Ches C?3cil, of Pisgah, returned to his
home in the Lone Star State on Monday.
His mother and sister, Miss Marie,
accompanied him and will spend the
winter in Texas.
Ma Du8enberry, her eight daughter*
and one young lady visitor will be at the
Picture Theater on Saturday night.
Don't miss seeing them, as it will b<
the most amusing entertainment to b?
seen in Tazewell this season, and it wil
be helping a worthy cause. A specia
stage will be erected in the theater foi
the accomodation of the performance
Don't fail to attend.
John T. Hams and family left yester
day for Salen, Va., where they wil
spend the winter in order to have th?
advantages of the colleges in that vi
cinity. Mr. Barns has not yet definite
ly d?'cided where he will locate, but i
is a safe guess he will, next spring, b
looking for a place back in old Taz?
It is expected that the next session o
Holston conference, now in session a
Abingdon, will be held at Bluefield, W
Va. It has been some ten years sine
the conference last met in this sectioi
and it will be a good thing to get th
good brethren of the church here ar
take them on a trip through the tw
coalfields of this groat section.
The Hoard of Supervisors, in a call?
meeting on last Saturday, opened bn
for the improvement of about sixty-fit
miles of highway in Clear Pork mag:
terial district. All bids but one we
rejected. This one, for the road fro
Hockman to Mrs. Elvira Davis' on tl
Fincastle road, was taken under advis
ment and will be accepted or reject
at the meeting of the board on ne
One of the prettiest church weddin
of the season occurred yesterday aft?
noon at the North Tazewell Method;
church, when Miss Rosemary, daught
of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. White, becai
the bride of Mr. Walter Carr Scott,
Norfolk. The ceremony was perform
by Rev. E. A. Rich, rector of the Ep
copal church After a trip to east?
cities the young couple will be at hoi
in Norfolk.
Items Gathered by Our Correspondent About
People Down the Clinch.
Pounding Mill, Va., Oct. 1.
Mrs. Wm. Asbury is visiting relative?
in Tazewell and Bluefield.
Prof. J. J. Hoback made a business
trip to Cedar Bluff yesterday.
Wm. Robinett came home this morn?
ing to get ready to move to Coaldale,
W. Va.
Miss Lettie Ringstaff, relief clerk-?w ?
this place relieved W. R. Sparks for two
Miss Bessie Brown was the week
end guest of Mrs. Wyrene Maxwell, at
Rev. Paugle preached his la-*t sermon
which exceedingly good, here last Son
day at 3:30.
Mrs. C. H. Trayer, Miases Cora and
Gussie Christian spent Friday with Mrs.
Grins tead.
Mrs. James Johnson and two children
spent several days with her parente e%
Red Ash, Va.
Mr. Hasten White, of Reed Springs,
Mo , is the guest of his brot ?er. Isard
White, of this place.
Mr. McLean is here ana will begin
work on houses preparatory 4 a opening
the stone quarry for the N. & W.
John B. Etswick and daughter, Mrs.
Robert Crabtree, of Belfast Mills, are
the guests of Mrs. Lou Robin.*?.
W. R. Sparks and sister Mrs. Charles
Griffith has returned, after a two week's
trip to pointe in eastern Virginia.
Joseph Smith had the misfortune of
getting two of bis toes mashed off last
Saturday while operating the Ringstaff
Mrs. Susan Ringstaff and Mrs. Dock
Altizer and baby are visiting Mrs. Wm.
Mulkey in Graham, and friends in Davy,
W. Va.
Dr. Baylor, of Cedar Bluff, Joseph
Gillespie, of Tazewell Reese T. Bowen,
Sam and George Ward, Sam Thompson
and others of the Coye loaded eise earaS.
of fine export cattle Saturday and four
teeu cars Monday.
Mrs. W. B. Steele and daughter,
Miss Uva, attended the funeral and
j burinai of their relative, Mr. William
Floyd McGuire, on Sunday at Ceda?
Bluff, funeral took place at 2 p. m.,
from his old home now occupied by his
nephew, J. Ed. McGuire. the burial took
place in tbe Claypool Cemetery.
European News
I told by people in touch with foreign
courts is one of the moat informing
branches of the Sunday Philadelphia
Press. The foibles, troubles and honore
of tbe dignitaries acres? th.; seas aro
related in an easy, communie itive man
! ner by busy correspondents, the inter?
est magnified by exact ill istrations.
To be well informed, one must be vers?
ed in the activities of all countries. It
is this knowledge that your newsdealaj*
can supply you with in a copy of next
Sundays issue.

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