OCR Interpretation


The Big Stone Gap post. (Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Va.) 1892-1928, January 08, 1913, Image 1

Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88061179/1913-01-08/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

The Big Stone Gap Post.
vol< xx!' big stone gap. wise county. VaT. wednesday. january 8. 1913. NfT2
Loss By Fire
Every Ten Minutes A $5,000
House Burns Down.
"If all tin- buildings burned
last year in the United States,
Bayb the Pictorial Keviow, wore
set up side liv side, on both
sides of the road, they would
lino an unbroken avenue of
desolation which would roach
from Now York to Chicago.
Set up on one side of the road
only, these burned wrecks,
most of them silent monuments
of carelessness, would build a
wall two thousand miles long.
Kvery year, mind you'
And since 1,600 lives arc lost
and over 5,000 people injured
every year, you would Und a
(load and charred body of a
man, woman 01 little child,
every three-quarters of a mile
as you walk along that stretch
of wail ton waste. Uet the pic?
ture weil into your mind!
When you begin your light
against tire in your home, tell
these things to your husband,
ami then add these figures
which alfect bis pocket book.
That's Urn way to make the
men help you. If he is a busi?
ness man or a farmer tell him
this:
The loss by lire in our forty
eight States every year repre?
sents about forty per cent, of
the total unused United Suites
Government receipts <>r total
ox pendit in es for a year, it
represents eighty per coin, of
the I'nited Mates Internal Rev?
enue yearly receipts. In the
Ids) ten years the lire waste in
the United Slates exceeds the
amo.nit of gold hehl in the
United Kingdom, Austria,Hun?
gary, Italy and Spain. It ex
ceeds t he annual value of wheat
hay, ryo and oats, It is twice
the annual value of our entire
national corn nop
The lire loss in America rep-1
resents three dollars per capita
as against thirty cents in Ku-l
tope! Nothing to be very proud
of, is ii?"
The above is quoted from an
article entitled ' Kue Prevon
tion in the Home," by Fire
Commissioner Joseph Johnson
or New York Cily, which ap?
pears in January Pictorial lie
view, lit- further explains
particularly warning women ?
Portable gas stoves must of
necessity havo rubber lulling
attached to them; but it should
be renewed every faw months.
Kubber is very scarce in this
age and the quality ijbnc too
good. The rubber tubing of
gas stoves deteriorates with
age, often leaking or breaking
outright, allowing the gas In
escape. This causes the worsl
kind of lire, because il moilllfl
an explosion as well. Gas stoves
should be connected with iron
tubing, not rubber, whoreovoi
possible, even if the initial cos!
is a little bit more.
How often do you clean the
grease out of VOUT gas OVeil'r
They are frequently used for
broiling purposes, and women
have been burned to death b>
their clothes catching lire while
trying to remove the burning
meat from the oven. Many
foolish-wiBO woman h a v e
thought first of their meat ami
then themselves a u d their
home. In case y o u r meal
catches lire in the oven, quick?
ly turn off the gas and throw
salt by the handful on the blaze
Put do not use any water. The
salt will put out the tire; you
can scrape oil the excess salt,
and the meat will still be pala?
table.
1 know it baldly seems possi?
ble that in these enlightened
days women are still doing the
prehistoric thing; > et it does so
happen. There are women who
risen little too late to get break?
fast on tune or dash home
too late to gel dinner ready at
the stated hour, find the tire
low, the sticks of wood so green
that they simply will not light
in a hurry, and so in despera?
tion thow on a little kerosene.
There follows a Flash and A
Roar, ami a mass of scream?
ing, blazing humanity writhe
in the agony of death. Her
husband and motherless child?
ren will calmly tell you that
she had done the same thing :\
thousand times with no bad re?
sults and wring their hands.
The neighbors will attend the
funeral ami go home to ilo pre
ci-oly the same tiling tin' first
lime their 6wn dinner is late.
Almost every country home
(?easts nf a large cellar and n
spacious attic?both of them
usetl as an out of-way place lo
store useless hits of broken
furniture, rag hags, old clothes
ami other inflammable articles.
When the housewife wants to
explore those rubbish hnap?,
she lakes a lighted candle or
kerosene lamp, sometime mere
ly a box of matches, strieking
one after the other, throwing
the dead ones away as they go
out. Where do they fall? She
knows not; neither does she
Cure mi long as she finds the
particular pieco of old carpet
she is hunt ing for.
As you re.nl this, these things
may seem like trillet?; hut they
are large enough when you re.
call the fact the most disastrous
liros in years, the ones which
have swept away the greatest j
number of Immun lives, have
beeil started by the careless use
of a match. The Triangle!
Shirt-Waist factory lire, which
burned up oho hundred and
forty-seven persons, most ofj
tliem young girls, was started
by the careless use of a match.
The Equitable Life Assurance
building lire, which gulled a
city block ami burned up a
million dollars worth of proper?
ty, was caused by the cureless
use of a match. Do not argue
that such a lire will happen but
once in a lift lim*. Surely this
is enough. A n d remember
that your daughter can burn to
death but onoo.Jjusi as these j
helpless young girls in the
Triangle Shirt-Wast building.
Parcel Post
Rates and
Regulations.
The parcol post law which be?
come effective January 1st, pro
?' l b it hereafter fotirth class!
mail matter shall embrace all
other mailer, including farm
and factors products, not now
embraced by law in either th"
first, second, or third class, not
exceeding eleven pounds ill
weight, nor greater in size than
seventy-two inches length and
girth combined, nor in form or
kind likely to in jure the person
ol any postal employee or dam
age the mail equipment or
other mail matter and not of a
character perishable within a
period reasonably required for
transportation ami delivery."
Km- the purpose of currying
this law into effect the United
States is divided into zones with
dilierent rales of postage appli?
cable to each, as follows:
I'irsi Addition- 11
ll> ..Iii.- Iba. 1
ever lstiu mile. VI .1'.' I
The local rale IH applicable to
parcels intended for dein cry at
the i.Ilice of mailing or on
rural route Starting therefrom.
It will bo observed that the
rates ol postage are largely re?
duced and that the limit of
weight is increased from four
to eleven pounds. Parcels will
bo delivered at all free-delivery
offices and to patrons residing
on rural and star routes; they
may he registered and may be
accorded special-delivery ser
vice on payment of the usual
fees, and may he insured
against loss in an amount
equivalent to their actual VBlue,
hut not to exceed $25, upon pay
inent of a fee of live cents. Dis?
tinctive stamps must be used on
all parcels, hut they may bo
mailed in quantities of not les^
than '-' 000 identical pit ces with?
out stamps affixed, the postage
bf'"lg paid in money.
After the conference of Presi?
dent elect Wilson ami Speaker
IClark at Trenton last week, it
was announced that the extra
session of Congress would be
I convened, perhaps on March
15th. It was staled that Cabi?
net appointments were discuss?
ed, but each refused tu divulge
names of persons considered.
Intense Inter?
est In Road
ToLexing- |
ton
Highway Meetings Here in
January to Attract Many
Letters from Scott mid Loo
counties t<> the Hoard of Trade
show that the liveliest iutorest
is manifest in those sections in
the Bristol proposition to or?
ganize an association for pro?
moting a great trunk line high?
way to connect Bristol and Lex?
ington, Ky. In Hell county,
Kentucky, an election to vote
1500,000 good roads bonds will
be held soon, and several of
the most prominent men in that
county have written t ? the
Board ?f Trade that sentiment
on.the question is practically
united in favor of the issue.
Bel) county will connect with
Leo county in Virginia? and tho
highway iH practicable from
the western boundary of Bell
county to Lexington.
In Scott county during the
coming week some good roads
clubs will be organized for the
double purpose of having oil!
oial representatives at the Bris?
tol meeting January "J.'l and to
form (lie working bodlesinl
favor of road bonds, which it i
is hoped will be voted in the
spring. Scott is tb" only county !
in Southwest Virginia that has I
not joined the Land of progress!
and many property owners
who fought the proposal two
years ago are now known to be
enthusiastic in support of a
I comprehensive plan o f road
building.
On January 24 there will lie
held a meeting in Bristol to or
gtuiizu the Bristol-to-Bluefleld
I Highway Association. The
Bluet leid Chamber of ?omincrco
IlltS catlglit t he spirit of the
program and has appointed a
strong committee to be in Bris
tol and represent that terminal
of the proposed north and south
highway, connecting the best
town in Virginia and Tonnes
s,-o with the best town in West !
Virginia.
The coiivohttons will meet at
the Virginia city hall at hours
to be appointed. and will draw
I to Bristol for the occasions
[some of the li vest wires of tbe
three States m.e t concerned by
the construction of these roads.
? Bristol Herald Courier.
The Lime Grinding Plant.
Bij< Stone Gap, or some other
town 'n ll'is end of the state,
having large quanities of lime
stone in their vicinity ought to
he pulling for ono of the lime
grinding plants provided in an
appropriation of $30,.? by tbe
last Legislature Wo have been
informed that the quality of
liinosloho found noar Hi? Stone
(lap is unsurpassed and that a
test of it fully meets the require'
men Is of the agricultural pur?
poses contemplated by those
who framed and put through
the Legislature the lime-grind
ill"; bill referred to above.
There are to bo three plants,
we believe, and certainly South
west Virginia should get one of
them. According to the state
inents of those who have used
ground limestone us a soil
builder and who have made an
examination of tint soil in Wise
county and this immediate sec?
tion, it is exactly tbe thing we
need to make our lands com?
pare favorably in productive
ness with the lands to be found
in the counties of Lee, Scott,
ttlissell, and Tazewell. From
three to five tons of this ground
limestone is said to work won?
ders on lands which seem to be
practically worthless. It was
said that wlion the lim? grind?
ing bill passed the Legislature
that this material could be
manufactured and delivered to
any railroad point in the State,
in car lots, at a price not to ex?
ceed $1 60 per ton
A matter which prom ses
such results as we may reason
ably expVoi from ground-lime
stone in tins territory, ought Id
bestir our farmers and truckers
I and net one of the plants locat?
ed in Wise county, if posslti e
j?Wise Virgimuu.
Railroad Build?
ing In Harlan
L. & N. Preparing to Build
Road Up Martin Fork.
Khigincors <>f the Waslolo and
Black .Mountain Railroad Com?
pany, a subsidiary company of
the Louisville & Nashville Rail?
road, arc at present surveying
a line up Martin's Fork of the
Cumberland River, from liar
Ian. This contract has beeti
lot, or will he at an early date.
It will he nine miles long ami
will reach a rich coal (told its
entire length. Judge W. F.
Hall, of Harlan, owning some
?1,0110 m-res on the extension hiss
already leased some land. This
hue will also reach coal of the
Kohtontlth Coal Corporation. -
Pinovtllo Sun.
Held Annual Meeting.
Bristol, Va., Jan. 3.?The
Found River Coal Corporation
which owns a choice tract of
undeveloped coal lauds in Wise
county, vdi, eight miles from
Glamorgan, hold its annual
meeting in Prislol last week
and elected officers sis follows
for the ensuing year:
F.. c. Akers, of Abingdon,
Va,, president.
J. 0. Hart, of Hiltens, Va ,
vice-president.
T. J. Crumley, of (late City
Va , secretary-treasurer.
This company has not yet uu
dertaken lo develop its proper
ty hut now that the Interstate
railway is reported to he plan
ing to build an extension that
will touch this property, acini
ty in that district may be ex?
pected at an early dato.
speaking o f the quality of
the coal owned by this corpo?
ration Mr Crumley, the secre?
tary, said that there was not a
liner property m Wise count)"
and 111-? t a number of available
tracts join that owned by his
organization.
Sloncga Operations Expand?
ing Rapidly.
Mr. A II. Reeder, vice-presi?
dent and general manager of
the St?negn Coke & Coal Com?
pany, which are the largest op?
erators in the South, informs
u s that Iiis many plants are
planning many improvements
for the new year and that all
the operations, including Stone
ga, Osaka, Kookee, Arno, Im.
heilen and nil other operations
owned by the company art
working on full time. All their
coke ovens are in full blast and
several thousand men are given
steady employment at these
big plants. Mr. Reeder infroma
us that the scarcity of labor hi s
been their o n 1 v drawback.
Mote men can be given Steady
employment at good wages.?
Coeburn Journal.
New Bank Organized At
Nickelsville, Va.
Nickelsviile. Vu , Jan. '2.?
tin Saturday, Dec. -S, the pro?
gressiv... citizens <>f this section
met and organized a bunk at
Nickelsville. The stockhold?
ers decided to start the hank
with a capital slock of $15,000.<
100.
The following otlieers were
elected: J F. Button,president;
C W. Pond and J. A. Odle,
vice-president; J. A Bond,
cashier. Directors. R. L. Me
Connell, H F Addington, 0. C.
Krondwater, W It. Addington,
J. M. Darter, Dr. J, M. Dough?
erty and J. F. Button.
Wise County last year spent
over $I2'J,I)H0 on her Schools, as
shows in the statement publish
ed last w e.-k by Superintendent
11111 inn ii In not a gie.it while,
Wise county will have the best
j schools ami roads of unv coun
t) in the Slate. Some of us are
wondering where ail the money
is to come from. No count)
lias ever bankrupted itself
building good roads and school
houses. ? Coeburn Journal.
The Parcel
Post.
Tin? mail order Itousos have
succeed in having tho parcels
post put into operation. This
bill was very much opposed by
the local merchant all over tho
United Statt a thinking it would
injure bis business by giving
the mail order man cheaper
transportation.
What is the local merchant
goir.g to do since the parcelsI
post has come? Will ho sil
down and let tho mail order
man gobble up hi-* business or
will In-tin like the mail order
house does? ADVERTISE. As I
we see it the matter rests en?
tirely with the local dealer.-, as
to whether the parcels post in?
juries them materially. Thous?
ands of dollars are sent out of ,
Wist) county every year for
commodities that tbe local
merchants should have sohl
and the reason why they did
not sell it was because they did
not let the customers know
about it
John Wauamaker, of Phila?
delphia, made Ins furtum1 by a
systematic investment in print?
er's ink. What is true of him
is true of thousands of other'
peoplo. The business methods
are going to undergo very inn
terial changes ami antiquated
methods will have to bo dropp?
ed ami modern methods adopt?
ed in their steatl. Tell the pen
pie what you have and the
price.
Bingham School Nolcd.
Bihghatl School, Mebane, N.j
(3,, Jan. 3.--The first half-ses?
sion was u most successful one
in thai it proved to t?e a wond?
erful helpful as wtdl as inter,
osting and pleasant term to nil
concerned. Tho Cadets allowed
remarkable improvement both
mentally and physically, and,
together with the teachers, are
looking forward with the plea-.
uro to the Spring Turin which i
opens January the 7th, when
tle-v will again join their!
friends in the profitable and en
joy able exercises of the in-tt
union. Tliose distinguished in I
studies during the Fall Term
are as follows:
William It. Blades, Rdwin
Bowling, T. Kesler Obbb,
Thamaa Coclirah, Thomas i Sow?
ie, Jonathan Oil.I, Asa G08
Ret t, -loh II t I oe,-, It andolph
Graves, I W. Gray, K. T. liar
ris, Leonard I lay lies, Muck
llerndon, Allen lvea< Stuart
Johnson, W. t'. Lane;. Leland
McConnell, CharloB McOutchcn,
Wilbur McF?rland, Mason Me
bane, William Morgan, Landon
Phillips, Knott I'roctor, William
Scarborough, George Slovor,
Morton Summerville, Horborl
Thorton, George Whoelor, Pros
ton and Robert I i raj .
Home Mission Meeting,
The regular monthly meeting
of lho Woman's Home Mission
Society of the M. K. Church.
South, was hel'l at the homo of
Mrs. J. H. Mathews Thursday,
January 2nd, 1913, tho presi?
dent in tin- chair.
The meeting opened by sing?
ing "Onward Christian Sold?
iers," followed by the reading
of the _':ird Psalm, and prayer
by president. Next was roll
call and N members responded.
Secretary's report and treasur?
er's report were both read and
approved, and dues, amounting
to ?3.30, were collected.
The new officers were in
Mailed and the president read
the duty of each officer. The
fourth vice president then read
her report which was as fol?
lows: 23 visits made to sick
and Btrangors; IS delicacies; it
garments: 1 shut in cheered;
invited to church; '> to prayer
m leting; .'> to Sunday school, I*
papers; M.2S in money. Our
pastor. Kev. ti. M. Mercian.I,
then dismissed the meeting
with prayer, after which light
refreshments were served. The
next meeting will be held at
tie homo of the president, Mrs.
II. A. \V. Skeen, tho first Thurs?
day in February.
M its, j . II. Mathrws,
Supt. of Press work.
Kentucky's Coal Output in
1012 Estimated at 14,
000,000 Tons.
The developments in what is
known a s the Flkhorn coal
Held, in southeastern Kentucky
which have been actively push
ed during the last two years,
.Hi- expected to be ill full run
mug order in the spring of 1013
ami will swing the major pro?
duction of the State from the
v. est..i n to the eastern district.
Up to the present time the lar?
ger part of the production has
I.n derived from 'lie western
counties, and in l'M2, out of an
estimated output of 14,000,000
tons, the western Counties have
contributod over half, or say
7,600,000 tons, as compared
with 15,6 "\. tons from tho
eastern counties. Tim whole
State has Suffered from ear
shortage in 1912, hut it was es
peci ills felt in western Ken?
tucky, where in December tho
car supply on the Louisville Sc
Nashville Pailroad was only OS
per cent of the needs, and
on the Illinois Central Railroad
barely 40 per cent, From April
i to May 16 ail agreed suspen?
sion of mining occurred in the
organi/.ed districts of western
Kentucky , which affected about
5,000 men.
The United Daughters of tho
Confederacy will hold their
regular monthly meeting with
\!r< .1 . M. tloodloe tins after
!noon.
WANTFr)1 Ry January 30. 1913, Five
"V r\n 1 *?< *?* ? Competent Young Men and Five
Competent Young Women t? accept positions paying
$40.00 i>it ineintIi and up.
\\J A MTC D* ?V May 30. 1913. Ten Com
YV r\ 1 N 1 1?< I?/ . petcht Voting Men and ten Com?
petent Vounn W?rricn to accept positions paying 550.00
aiid $60.00 ami tip,
WANTFD- BV September I, 1913,
w nil 1 1?. ls . Twenty Competent Young Men
and Twenty Competent Young VVomcn to accept posi?
tions as Principal of Commercial Department of Hi^h
Si hools, Least Salary offered to date $85.00
per month to Beginners.
\Y /-.. j p Q. C/^ IL/'* " you ;irt" not qualified to fill
I UUI lg 1 \_y 1 r\ . one 0f these Positions, write
us at once for full particulars and enroll with us by
January 6th. 1913, or as soon thereafter as possible.
We must fill these important places, .
Write at once, addressing,
c
entral
lusiness
INCORPORATED.
Bear Building, Opposite First National Bank.
phone 1158. Roanoke, Virginia.

xml | txt