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The Big Stone Gap Post
vol. xxi. big stone gap. wise county, va.. wednesday. january 29. 1913. "NoTsT^
Association Organized at Mass
Meeting in Bristol to
Promote New Road.
The movement for (ho build?
ing of a macadamized highway
from Bristol to Lexington, K v.,
tlm.ugh Washington, Scon anil
Lee counties, Virginia, ami
through Hell County, Kentucky,
was formally launched in Bris
tol '1 hursday by the organiza?
tion <>f tin? Bristol-lO Lexington
Uliicers were elected on fol?
President, .1. II. Wolfe, of
Seoti County; vico president
I'm- Washington County, Ii. II.
Spalir; vice-president for Scott
County, I. 1'. Kane, of Gate
City; vice-president for Lee
County, (to. be supplied), vice
president for Hell County, Ky.,
.1 aek- on Morris;*eorutury-troatt
uror, the secretary of the Bris
tol Board of Trade.
The meeting was largely at?
tended by good roads enthusi?
asts froru Bristol, Washington,
Scott, Lee and other counties
and there was much enthusi?
asm. Scott county sent the
largest delegation to the meet?
The meeting was culled to
otder at J o'clock in the Bristol,
Vu., pity hall, by K. M. Run
nrls. assistant land and indus?
trial agent of Hie Carolina,
Clinchlield and Ohio railroad,
and former secretary of the
Bristol Board of Trade, who, as
such, is given much credit for
tlie launching of the movement,
.Mr Runnels stated the purpose
of the meeting and told of the
value to Southwest Virginia
and Uastern Kentucky of a ma
cadmi'zod road leading from
Bristol through Southwest Vir?
ginia and through Hell County
Kentucky, where it will con
licet with a pike for Lexington.
.1 H. Wolfe, of Scott, was
elected chairman and Mr. Run?
nels secretary. Upon motion
tiie chairman appointed a com?
mittee consisting of Henry
Roberts, chairman, J, L. Q
Moore, K. 11. Walker, W. K.
Sli.miller ami IL II. Spallr, to
draft resolutions and Dominate
permanent officers for the asso?
While the committee was out
numerous speeches were made.
A number of the speakers wore
from .>eott County. They said
that a bend issue had been tie
featod in their county two years
ago, but that Scott County
Would do its share toward build?
ing the Bristol-to Lexington
highway. The speakers dis?
cussed lite various methods of
building roads, the majority '
favoring the bond isstlO plan.?
Bristol Herald Courier.
WORK AND SPIRIT OF THE
AllDIIKM UV MttS, VC, ll. Hillen 110? TO
I \ I II IIIINI \ HIV.. It, D, I .
It is well that ?<- pause fur a moment
<m this our sixteenth anniversary ami
consider the objects set forth in our con
StltutlOlli This is such a hurrying, rush
iug age that manj good things are crowd?
ed out of our live* Somo things, how?
ever, W? niiiHt do if we would ictain our
Away oil' line on the run of tho United
States, when- the Southerner hai no aid
in emergencies other than the l\ IM'.,the
charitable pari ol tho work naturally
traiita moat attention and keeps our hearts
and bauds to full that wo are apt to
think it the only work of mir important
organization, [.et us consider tin- aub
jeets which form the purpose of our or?
der as stated in the constitution.
Memorial: "To honor those who fell In
service of the Confederacy." Surely
every true daughter of the South honor
and loves the memory of these men, li?
the iK-aiitil'ul monuments erected in their
honor testify. And though much has
been done, we "lay not rest, for there is
more to do.
Shlloh and Arlington monuments, a-,
well as others marking the great battle
fields, ire to be built. Some charity re?
quires active work for tho living, but
these monuments on our great buttle
Holds and In tho national ccmctrics are
different. I hey must lie built lest visi
I torn in tlic fnttnv, seeing the magnificent
I monuments erer'cd by the North, think
I we have forgottei "A wonder that any
! liooplc having such ..erocs could forget
We should record the worn of our
women ami what they endured during
the war aiid through Reconstruction
times How few have any Idea of what
these women endured! Our generation
knows, tun the younger can hatdly Imag?
Think of these gentle, refined ladles,
ahellorod ami cared for more tenderly
than any other women havo ever been ?
this is not fancy, ladies, bill history?
suddenly called upon lo fu n the most
terrible conditions, sorrow, aux e y. dan?
ger of all kinds to themselves and to those
dearer than themselves. In many Instances
un remote p1antntlon>,aurroundcd by hiin
treds of slaves whom thoy inust control
bj sheer force of character, how wonder
fullj the) inei tti ? dla made upon theml
Tin-faithfulness of these slaves during
the wai aroused the wonder of the world,
but lew thought of how much of this was
due to Hie ability of the women left III
charge of thchi, W hat a splendid proof
It was tho kindness of their masteial For
four years thesu heroio women endured
these conditions ami then the surrender
and those terrible years that followed
Again we turn to our Constitution and
(titd.thatthe next object is historical:
"Tocollccl and preserve the materials
for a true history Of the South i to protect
and preserve historical places in the
s.'iitli This work appeals u> all. He
cause there is no historical material tor
the U I). C to collect In California, w e
are apt lo think that there Is nothing in
this lim: that wo can do. hut bah we not
uphold the bauds of the w orkers? That
the work is urgently necessary is made
very evident by many recent incidents,
notably that of the Bison history:
We may not lie on the tiring line in
this par! of tho world, but how about the
ammunition! Mr. Cunniughani with the
CoNPKDKHATR YHTKIIAN 1ms for twenty
years been doing hiagnlflceul work Im
history and for us. I don't know what
the ?, I). C. would do without his help
in those thing-, where publicity is neces?
sary How about sending him subscrip?
tions slid a word of cheer now ami then
to show our appreciation/ Don't you
think wo could all do thai? The Page
Publishing Conipauy of Baltimore was
organized "to preserve ami publish tho
best i n ?Southern history ami litora
Tlie benevoleiil part of our w ork, as I
have said. assumes large proportion bore,
mid eaoli year wo ire able to look hack on
a creditablo record Sometimes we have
found it very hard to answer the calls,
they come mi l ist ; bill we have never
failed yet, and, please Uod.we never will.
Many of our members, for one reason or
another, cannot engage actively in this
work ; hut they all can, ami most of them
do, hold up the hands of the workers.
Their dm-s, their help when wo entertain I
for charity, their names on the lolls, as-i
siiiiug Its of their good will and endorse?
ment ol the work, aasisi au.I uhcor the I
The educational part of the work is alto
very necessary, and the United Daugh-l
ters of the ( ouieiler u y arc making a line
rcconl in this line. The Albert Sidney
Johnston I Itaptcr certainly can cougrat
lllllte Itself on Ha memorial scholarship.
Tho social feature has brought allot'
us IIIUcll pleasure, ami the leal friend?
ships formed eld greatly to om happi?
Ill looking back over the eighteen yean
of tho organization's lifo so many things
that it has achieved crowd my memory.
I lue or two tilings I should like to call lo
your miml. Yon have all heard the
charge, no doubt.Hint the 17. D C nurses
its wrath ami encourages hard fellings.
Of course tllia Is nonsense. Ihe.y are too
busy doing good to their own to dp evil
to any one else. Where the heart and
mind arc full of good, evil 11 lids no room:
and under Hod the (J. D. < has done
more to encourage good feelings than
any other agency.
Ten years ago the Daluu-y Maury
Chaptor of Philadelphia raised the money
to erect a monument, hut were refused
permission to mark the testing place of
their dead : ami muter the advice of the
thon President of the I. 1). <'.. Mis
Edwin I teed, they put the monument in
ItielllUOIld, Va . stating w hy they had to
Tiiis November the National Conven?
tion, 1?. D. 0? will meet in Washington,
D. 0., welcomed by all, and will lay the
corner stone of a Confederate monument
to be erected in Arlington Cemetery by
tho cordial approval of the United States
government, Time works many changes
of course, but ten years could never have
accomplished this unaided.
The United Daughters of the Confed?
eracy have gone forward bravely and
steadily, absolute); without malice, doing
their good work for the living, patiently
insisting on justice lo the dead, asking
only truth in history, and they have won
widespread icspoct and admiration.
I A tonchltfg little incident occurred in
New York some yean ago that illustrates
the spirit of the U, l>. Q. In many ways,
Some uf you may remember that the tab?
lets to General l.ee ami General tlrant in
the Hall of Came WOte to ho unveiled the
?amo day. The President of the II. I>.
0. WO? Invited t?i lie present, and In tell i
lug ofit she Raid: I aont a hurry call to |
the Chapter for dowers for the Utitcltlug I
The tliuo was short; but when I reached
the Hall, then- was literally a wagouload
of llowora. Hy some mistake there were
no Itowora for Oeneral tJrant, and 1 toole
an armful of wreaths, some tu our own
red, white, and rod: aud laid them ..n the
lirant tablet. The papers In commenting
on it the next day said: "How Ihese
pooplo lovef Therein, dear sisters, lies
the POWer of the I'. H I'. t? work mira?
So let iis iK'gin our seventeenth year
with hearts full Of faith lu ..ur ability to
achieve ami go hopefully forward, re?
membering our motto: "Charity in all
To Go In
Ivanhoe Furnace is Also in
try in the South?
west Takes on
Pulaski, Va., Jan. 21?Tho
Dora furnace, of the Virginia
Iron, Cool .V Uoke Company,
local.-.I at this place, will go in
blast withiu tho next few days.
The Dora furnace was built
in 1890, under the direction of
Mr. George L. Carter, one of
tho most prominently connected
businessmen of ths stction,
In connection with the furnace
there is operated a large foun?
dry and machine shop, which
also gives work to a number of
men. and which remained al?
most i a constant operation,
notwithstanding t h e closing
down of the furnaci | n hich was
more than two years ago. The
company have spared no ex?
pense in making ready the plant
for full operation and it will he
operated to its full capacity,
?Jon tons of pig iron in twenty
four hours The furnace alone
will have a pay role which will
include about IfiTi men inside
from the men employed at the
IVANHOK KUKNACK WOUKIS'ti.
lvanhoti, Va., Jan. 2-1 The
[vanhoe furnace was put in
blast on Tuesday after having
stood idle for several years.
The furtlUCO was blown in at
2:20 o'clock in the afternoon
and it is to be hoped that its
operation will be continued
without, interruption for many
years. The torch which light
od the furnace lires was applied
by little Miss Kleanor Louise
Jones, daughter of Air. and Mrs.
J. T. Jones, while it large and
enthusiastic crowd watched
the lighting. It was something
of a holiday spirit which pro
vailed in connection with the
pulling into bias! of the furn?
ace, and something which the
people <>f tho section had long
been wishing for, for it meant
imployment to a large number
of persons living in this com?
The annual meeting ol the
Stockholders of Interstate Kail
road Company will lot held at
The Flioschman House, Alex?
andria, Virginia, Wednesday
February 10, 1913, at 12:30
o'clock P. .M , for the purpose
of hearing annual reports, elect?
ing a Board of Directors and
I transacting such other business
as may properly coino before
II. B. Chick,
I Jan. 22-4-7 Secretary.
The annual .meeting of the
Stockholders of The Virginia
Coal and Iron Company will ho
held at The Kleisehman House,
I Alexandria, Virginia, Wednes
jday, February 19th, 1918, at
.twelve o'clock noon, for the
purpose of hearing annual re?
ports, electing a Hoard of Di?
rectors und transacting such
other business its may properly
come before the meeting.
H. B. '.Piti(!K,
Jan. 22-s7 Secretary.
Republican Leader Mann
Asked to Appoint Virgin?
ian as Minority Mem?
ber of Ways and
Washington, Jan. '24.?Rep
resehtntives Austin, of Ten?
nessee, atul Langley, of Ken?
tucky, hnv? formally presented
Bascom Slemp, of Virginia, for
a minority berth on tho ways
u n d means committee. Tho
selection is in the hands of lite
minority loader, James H.
'?Wo feel much encouraged
over the prospects of the selec?
tion of Mr. Slemp as a repre?
sentative of the Southern pro?
tectionists on the ways and
means committee in the next
congress," said Mr. Langley.
"Mr Slump comes from a sec
nun i,f the South included in
tie- great Appalachian hell,
?Vilich is full of raw material.
Tho Republicans of the South
feel they are entitled to a place
on the committee. They want
a man who will study the tarilf
and he equipped to help us
prepare our side of the tariff
question to the Southern people.
We are hopeful that Mr. .Mann
will finally select Mr. Slemp for
a berth on the next ways and
The last congressional elec?
tion retired a I I Republican
members of t h u ways and
means committee t O private
life, except Representatives
Payne and Fordney; Tho Re;
publicans have Ii v e vacant
places on the committee.
Representative Slemp h a s
promised the Southern Keptibll
cans thai if he is chosen he
will employ out of his private
means a tariir expert lo help
him prepare tho case of the
Southern protectionists before
the ways and moans committee
Will Open Rich
New Branch to Be Construc?
ted by the Lexington &
Whitesburg, Ky., Jan. 2.r>.?
The first and tin- most impor?
tant branch of tho new Lexing?
ton & Eastern railroad to be
built is lo Le constructed up
Line Kork ('reek, in the south
i-rn seotion of the county, a
distance of about twenty miles,
to tap rich undeveloped coal
and timber fields, the richest
section perhaps in the moun?
tains. The survey being al?
ready well under way, rights or
I way are now being secured all
along the way, and it is said
officially that a contract will be
let within tho next sixty days,
and actual construction work
started immediately thereafter.
Railroad building in Eastern
Kentucky's coal Held is to be
most active during the next
fi'w years. Another trunk
line, the Cincinnati, Licking
Valley & Virginia railroad, is
preparing to build through the
coal fields. Other lines are
coming. Millions of dollars
will he expended in the devel?
opments in this i Letcher) coun?
Qraharn White, the English
aviator is actively planning to
attempt the crossing of the At?
lantic from Ireland to New
York next spring The designs
for his giant aeroplane call for
four engines of 2?0 horse power
each and accommodations for
six passengers. As the speed
would bo about 100 miles an
hour it is thought that the
. crossing could be made in 110
hours. However i t will cost
$100.000 to finance the trip,?
In Close Places
Beware its Ravages, Says
Health Board, and Give
Sneezer a Wide
Richmond, Yu.,January 26,?
During the present uncertain
Weather, while the thermome?
ter i B rr?reihoniug n p ami
down the tune, the careful citi?
zen is warnet! I>y tho State
Board of Health to taker no
chance* and in particular to
bow a re of tin- sneezer, the close
In fact, tho sneezer is put tin
der a special ban in a bulletin
just issued by tho Hoard and is
indicted for various offenses
against the good health and
ponce of the Commonwealth
lie is to be given a wide berth
by the citizen who desires to
avoid the infection of his fel?
Bays thobuletinof the Board:
"This week of changing weath?
er, with varying temperature,
is most dangerous and will bet
the cause of many cases of!
pneumonia and influenza unless,
proper precautions are taken.
As one cannot surmise what
will bo tho noon temperature]
when he leaves his home in the
morning, lit. should be protect
ed against sudden changes. He
should always take his over?
coat wit Ii him ami shouldalways
put it on when leaving close
rooms anil going into the open
"i ?f almost oqual Importance,"
continues the bulletin, is the
necessity of proper ventilation ]
No groaler mistake can be made!
than to suppose that in cold
weather tin' house o r office
should In- sealed as tightly as
possible. On the contrary;
even on tho coldest days, there
should bo ample ventilation. H
this be procured and the win?
dows lit! so arranged that there
will be no draft where those in
the room are seated, there will
be much less danger of colds.
"A fruitful source of infec?
tion at this time is careless
sneezing, especially i n clOBO
places, such as street cars, elo
valors, churches and public
buildings, lulluonza is readily
communicable ami its germs
leave the body with the line
mist thrown from the mouth
anil nose when one sneezes.
Any person sulToring from in
ful enough to place a Itandkor
cheif or his hand over Ins mouth
ami nose when he snoozes. In
this way, the germs will not
readily bo borne in the air.
Where a person fails to keep
his sneezing to himself, those
about him should give him as
a wide berth as possible. In
this weather, the careless
sneezer belongs with a careless
U. S. Court.
Judge Henry (J. McDowell,
judge of tho Western District
of Virginia, convened United
States Court hero on Monday
morning at ton o'clock in tho
now Federal Building. Besides
a largo number of old cases on
tho docket between 80 and 90
cases are before the grnnd jury
for investigation, [practically
all of which are for violation of
the internal revenue laws. On
Monday there was one jury
ease, that of Walter Smith, of
Buohanau county, who was in
dieted for shooting and wound?
ing a prisoner he was guarding
Alter the evidence against the
accused hail been presented thu
courl instructed tho jury to
render a verdict of acquittal,
as the evidence was not sufli
cient to convict.
Tho following well known
citizens compose t h e grand
jury i 0. L. Hambl en, Samuel
Aston, J. K. Btinn, t>. J. Broad
water, 0, K. Blanton, Ohas.
Chase, J. 0. Dameron, T. M.
Ilillmau, (Swing Hughes, Geo.
w. Harmon, V. .lesseo, H. 0.
Kilgoro, 1). t!. Lampkius, M. J.
McOonnell, Jco. B. Gjuillman,
M. \> Biohmond, Joseph Kas
heok, Hi 0. T. Riehmond, A. I,
Taylor, Isaac. Taylor, J. 1*.
All the civil cases on the
ducket will bo postponed until
tin' August term, as Judge
McDowell will go to Richmond
noxt Monday to ausist in hold?
ing the court of appeals in that
The court officials here this
week assisting in the work of
tho court are: Barnes Uillis
pie, District attorney, a n d
I'honins J. Money, assistant
district attorney, of Tuzewell;
11, A. Kulwilor, marshal, mid .1.
K. Jen try, chief deputy, a it d
Mr. Howe, Mr. Kulwiler's sec?
retary. of Staunton, und S. \V.
Martin, Ulerk, of Lynchburg,
who is assisted by his deputy,
0. O. Cochran, of this place.
In addition to these there are a
number o f deputy marshals
from the various counties in
Large figures, some, of them
clean record breakers, have
been nt'ainod in the mineral
output of tho United States for
11U2, according to the specialists
of the United States Qeological
Survey. The figures of coal
production are the most sen?
sational, all previous records
having been surpassed by about
50,0011,1)110 tone, an increase
equal to the total production of
the country 40 years np;o. The
production for 1011 was 400,231,?
108 short tons; the estimate for
1012 is 560,000,000 tons, and the
j final figures may oven reach a
j still higher mark.
\A/ ANTFTV Ry January 30. 1913, Five
W rviN 1 I?? i~/ . Competent Voung Men and Five
Competent Voung Women to accept positions paying
$40.00 |>er month and tip,
\A/ A N T F n ? By May 30, 1913. Ten Com
'? 1 l-/. petent Young Men and ten Com?
petent Voung Women to accept positions paying ?50.00
and $60.00 and up.
WANTFrV ?v September I, 1913,
v v 1 ^ * "-^ *-/ ? Twenty Competent Young Men
and Twenty Competent Young Women to accept posi?
tions as Principal of. Commercial Department of High
Scl.Is, Least Salary offered to date $85.00
per month to Beginners.
V a 11 n er Fo1* -vou are "ot Mua''n<:d to tin
I UUI 1^ F U ll\ , one of these Positions, write
us at once for full particulars and enroll with us by
January 6th, 1013, or as soon thereafter as possible.
We must fill these important places,
Write at once, addressing,
Central Business College,
Bear Building, Opposite First National Bank.
I phone 1158 Roanoke, Virginia.