Clinch Valley News, Jeffersonville, VA

May 21, 1909


Lebanon, Va., May 19. This scribe has been serving on the jury for the past two weeks, consequently my letter will be short.

Judge Phlegar, of Bristol; W. H. Werth, of Tazewell; M. O. Vicars and Geo. C. Perry, of Wise, are attending Circuit Court here this week.

J. W. Dorton, of Moccasin, is seriously ill. Owing to his advanced age, but little hope of his recovery is entertained.

J. Clark Dorton, son of J. W. Dorton, of Bolton, is quite sick.

Scott Cross and family, of Lebanon, are on visit to relatives on Moccasin this week.

A number of old veterans were here Saturday and the McElhaney Camp appointed delegates to the reunion at Memphis, Tenn.

Mrs. Hamilton, of Lynchburg, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Dr. Burns, of this place.

Mrs. J. C. Gent returned home saturday after a two weeks visit to relatives at Bristol and other points.

H. K. McDonnell's saw mill, situated five miles west of Lebanon, was burned last week.

Noah Jessee, of lower Castlewood, committed suicide by hanging one day last week. He was a good citizen, with a large connection, ill health was the cause of the rash act.

Deputy-Sheriff S. L. Gibson, of this place, lost a valuable cow on Monday morning. It is thought that a negro boy killed her with a rock.

M. L. Lockhart, of Bristol has his tent in Lebanon, and is taking pictures. he is a good artist and will do well at this place.

Russell College closed out Friday. The present faculty will leave for other fields. At this time no one has been elected for the next term.

A message from Moccasion states that Capt. Wm. T. Bausell is very low, and his death is only a question of a short time.

Mrs. J. W. Bausell left Wednesday to attend the bedside of Capt. Bausell at Bolton.

C. H. Smithdeal, attorney of this place, is having a stone mansion erected in the Banner addition. When completed it will be a beautiful residence, overlooking the town.

Capt. A. Rainero, the boss stone mason, has finished the foundation for Sheriff Pruner's dwelling in the Banner addition. The work is first class, and what the captain under takes he always does in an excellent manner.

Judge W. A. Ayers, who lives two miles east of Lebanon, drives a pair of matched bays which he values at $500. They are a fancy pair of horses - the best in the county.

J. W. B.