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TBE BIO STONK GAP POST.
WEDNESDAY, JAN.29, 1918.
fubluilied Krory Wodiuwday by U.o
WISE PRINTING COMPANY,
OILURRT N. KNI?HT, - Kdltor.
Onu Yo?r. - SI.OO
Six Month?. ... .SO
Ttiroo Months, - .2d
Kntcnrxl according t<> postal regulations
at tho post-cfllce at IIIr Stone (lap asaec
SUBSCRIBES are earnestly re?
quested to observe the (Into
printed on their address Blips,
which will keep them nt nil
times posted as to the date
of the expiration of their sub?
scription. Prompt and timely
attention to this rcquost will
save all parties a great deal of
LETTER TO THE EDITOR.
In your issue of January Mb
"Gitizon" tasked Mayor Ficon or
a very plain question, why the
tax rate had been increased
front $1.20 to $1.40 on the filOO.
This quest inn was attempted to
be answered in your issue of
January 22nd by Mr. Cnboll,
the attorney for tho town. How
correct or incorrect this answer
is let the eili/elts of the town
judge when the following fttCtS
In 1910 the town, in order to
complete tho rond through Ihe
Gap, borrowed (6000, und it
was considered then thai tho
new assessment, which was
then being made by Mr U'll
bourne, (Did which was approx?
imately i" per cent increase oil
reul OBtate, would so increase
the town's revenue for the y. at
illll that this debt could he li?
quidated mid provide for the
necessary expense-* of the town
gn\, rntnent, and that, with
this increased assessment, the
town COtlld reduce the tax rale
to ; I 00 oil the pi0(1 for the year
Taking the increase in the
new uHfesBmoui of property,
nud the increase rate together
would make a total increase in
taxes of nearly GO per cent for
the year It'll, and the same for
Ihe year 1012,
Citizens of the town, com?
pare your 1910 taxe tickotB
wilh those of 1911 and I'M'.!
and he convinced that a bur?
den of at least i'o per cent has
been imposed on you by inereas
ed taxation, and then ask your?
self this question. Has there
been any inproveinetits in town
to warrant the imposition of
this burden of increased taxa?
tion:, or has the $6,000 indebted?
ness of the town, borrowed to
complete tin- Gap Road boon
paid: For answer to first quos
lion look over your town for
improvements to justify this
burden, and for answer to the
second question, look at the
towns report as published in
the Post in the issue of January
1st, 1913, and you will lind next
item to the last, "Rills payable
16,000," and then go and ask
the head of your municipal
govorment, "if this item is the
$6,000 that the town borrowed
lo complete the tiap road" and
then ask him what has become
of t h e increased revenue
brought into the town's Treas?
ury by reason of increased taxa?
Has this increased Treasury
been depleted by wasteful ex?
penditures and extravagantly
increased salaries; For answer
to this question note the fact,
that salaries have increased (50
per cent the lowest, to ion per
cent the highest, and that the
annual running expense of the
town, (exojusive of lights,
bridges ami culverts, cemetery
parks, sewers, interest on bonds
sinking fund, schools, health,
and streets) is more than $1,000
which is included in the follow?
ing items, vie: Jail and Police,
$1,449.68; Commissions, f?72.r>i;
I Salaries $948.00. General Ex
iponsos $809.78, Expenses of
I Prison, $2!? 80, Miscellaneous,
I$100.00, Total, ^4,418.43. Who
gets this? Where does it go?
Why this enormous expensef
To The Preachers of Wise
At tin informal meeting, in
which four or live denomina?
tions wore represented, I was
requested to write for publicu
tion in the Big Stone Gap Po
the Bubstaucu of what wo then
had under discussion, viz; the
calling of a moetiug of all
preachers of any denomination
in Wise county, for thopurpose
of getting hotter acquainted
with each other and of discuss?
ing how we may promote the
Kingdom of God, and of pray
ing together, Thy Kingdom
Preachers have so in a n y
things in common that what is
of vital interest to one is also
of vital interest to all. We be
lieve in the same God, Father,
Sou, anil Holy Spirit, we read
and preach the same word; we
are saved by the same blood;
we are cleansed by the same
spirit; we believe to the same
saving grace of God, wo are
devoting our lives to the same
work of getting men to ih.pi
the Lord Jesus Christ as (heir
Sa v ior.
In our work we confront !
problems bo much alike that j
the solution pf a problem in tiny
church will prove the key to
the solution of problems in tiny
of the other churches.
(Mir lack of acquaintance isj
the bar to much good fellow?
ship and also to much useful?
Every minister of experience j
knows that, as a general Illing, I
it pays to become well aciptint j
ed with ministers of other de-j
nominations, as well as with
those of his own, in fact, il
large part of that delightful
fellowship which ministers of
the same denomination have
with edcll other grow s on' of
the fnmuliarity with each otln i
into which they are brought]
by their work. Those ministers!
who come into large contact
with other ministers it id (hat,
they, ton, are men ,,f ( I od w nil
warm, tender, loving hetirti
It is believed that the minis?
ters of all denominations could
spend a day or a night \ ,.| ,
profitably in a meeting, say in
one of the churches al Big
The preachors of mir church
could help mid he helped by
those o I another; the town
preacher could get help from
the rural preacher and vice
versa. All could study toget'ti?
er the problem of preaching
fill ist to the people ,,( elll JttJ
and of our community . A lljcotild
pray that God would give
grace and power for solution
ami for service.
Ever) one has obsoi v ed t he
fact that a real revival in any
church always overflows into
the other ehnrehes, i i they
have any vessels to receive the
overflow, it some times looks o
if the Lord were bent on show?
ing us how the vital unity of
our life, when most of the con?
verts in a revival, held in one
church, unite w i t h another
I f we were closer together in
fellowship and service more
people would be saved and,
therefore, there would ho more
people unite with ail i ii e
The proposed meeting hns
but one purpose (o promote, (he
Kingdom of (Jod 11 is believed
that this would be d<. by be?
coming better acquainted ns
Why inity we not have sucli
a meeting of the ministers of
'I. 1'. Martin
The woman who can manage
n Husband can usually manage
pretty Well without one,
Every year we hear much of
abolishing foot ball for hum.me
i reasons?hut how about the
A Berlin scientist claims to
have been successful in making
! food from air. He talks os if
j he hail been trying th > stutT.
The middleman in not the
one that gets squeezed.
Strange to say, it's the man at
tint end of the line
Not to Be Guided by Parti?
san Politics in Appoint?
Trenton, N. .1., Jan. 24.? Kf
ficiOnoy in public service ?ml
the merit system rather than
partisan politics will lie the bu
sis upon which Presidont-Blecl
Wilson will make his appoint?
ments to olHco and the indicn
ti mi today.
Governor Wilson hud occa?
sion to declare himself in this
connection when :i delegation
.it" thirty men representing vu
riotls labor interests made an
enrneSI plea for the appoint?
ment of a Democrat to till the
state coinmissionorship of labor
now hold by n Republican^
John T. Oosgrove, a Demo?
crat an.I labor leaner, w a s
Urged for the position to suc
.d Oolpnol T. Lewis Bryant,
who was appointed by a Re?
publican < loverhor.
The President elect told Hie
delegation he recngnizod the
force of ihoir argument that
labor should bo represented in
i he government by one who
knows us interests, hut he saw
no reason to displace Colonel
Uryanl, who hod porformod his
duties faithfully and efficient
The colloquy took place in
the big atite-rootii just outside
of the < iovei nor's ollice. Once
Mr. Dotlnrill remarked that
Mr. Cosgrove's appointment
might not he exactly accepta?
ble i" iin- manufacturers and
OJVCI Hp tlfficc March j.
Governor Wilson announced
this afternoon that he would
not relinquish his ollice as Gov-|
ei nor ol New Jersey until
March .1, the day he leaves
here for his inauguration at
W h e n Governor Wilson
leaves to Income President of
the United States he will not
travel in a private car nor will
any meuiber of his family. He
sal.I t.Oll i) that he expected 10
Intake only his ordinary travel?
The I?OO Princeton students'
who are to march in the inau?
gural parade, will have iheir
special cars attached to the
same tram, so as to escort the
I former president of their uni?
versity into tin- national Capi?
tal and give him a Princeton
cheer when In- arrives there.
Govornor Wilson will spend
'the night of March 3, at a hotel
as the guest of Iiis cousin, John
W. Wilson, of Franklin, Pa,
'? I am glad lo have been the
instrument through which the
inaugural ball was abandoned,"
said Govornor Wilson to
day, referring to the action of
i in- inaugral committee in with
drawing its plans for the ball.
?'The reasons for my opposition
to the hall are set forth in my
lirsi letter to Mrs. Rustis,chair?
man of the inaugural commit*
: tee ??
lie declared thai if arrange
moms wero marie fur a popular
[reception nl the Capitol build
ling as a substitute for the in
I augural hall, Mrs. Wilson and
do.' Misse- Wilson would at
t- nd. Tin- Governor said tin*
impression that the members of
his family would not be present
probably had arisen from his
letter to William Corcoran
[ fCustis, the inauguration chair
Continental Coal Corporation
Sells Oak and Poplar to
Carr Bros., of Nash?
A big deal in timber was
consumatcd in this city this
week when t be Continental
Coitt Corporation sohl to Carr
Bros,j bf Nashville, 'renn., all
tbo standing oak and poplar on
10,0 K) acres of land in Bell and
The Carr Bros., will erect a
large saw mill on Straight
Creek, in order to work Up the
j timber which will employ about
tlfty hands. It will require
I several years to work tip the
I limber, and the amount InvoU
j ved in the deal will be quite
large.?l'inevillo (Kf; > Sun.
I Aplacli Iis
Mrs. W. M. Greenwood, of this place,
anil bcr sister, Miss Mamie Burgess, of
Hocky Mount, X. 0? intend to open a
milliner} shop at this place in the near
future. Both of these ladle* an- exper?
l>r. W. 0, Pollard has moved Iiis
mother ami ?istcr to this place from Mid
dlcaboro. Ky.. he having rented the
property, recently vacated by Mr, and
Mrs. 0. T. Smith in the Ulondell Addi?
Ortend* Aroburfy, of L'rinceM Theater
at this place. has changed his fltm service
within the past two \ovk. With the
greatly Increased sealing capacity und the
COUVenlence of the new entrance, the
Princess is more popular than ever.
Mine* Habet Willis ?ml Uly Wells
were Big Stone Uap visitors in town
Will Jones, aasbtanl cashier in the
First National Hank at this place, s|x-iit
Sattinlay and Sunday with his sfslet in
.Mr. ami Mis Hugh P, Young and
little -"ii. II P., dr., walked up from the
Gap Sunday afternoon
Miss Kathen: Click and brother, l-'loyd
sis-ni Sunday with homcfotk* in St.
Mm. K 0. Manc-s and little daughter
Helen,let) IHieaeayfnra \isit to home
Mrs. Mildred Dabney was a l>rytleu
risitor one day last week.
.I S McConuoll apetii Monday in Big
stone (iiqi bit biisihem,
Mr. and Mis ,1. S McConnull and
little daughter, Lueole, will have tin
last of tim week for Baltimore.
Kor. J. II. Craft and .Miss Margaret
Dunn wore up from the Gap during the
Mrs .1 It Dougherty was up from the
Gap shopping the last of the week.
.!. 1'. Roberta, route agent for the
Adams Kxpreaa Company, was here
Monday .ailing on \ir" M?llenbeck,
,1. D. Kcagiiu, of Appalachla, "a- in
The plko road coo tractor Ia now up in
Stonega grading for the pike.
A nice crowd witnessed tin picture
show Salin,lay night.
Mr*, .l.i' Mitchell ami hoi sisier-in
law WCW in SI.mega on a visit last week.
?I. J, darker purchased a nice piano
from Mr Johnson last week.
S. I' Cation Is on the Kick list this
John Hinse l..sc ?as a well.le visitor
at Mndlick Sunday.
('. F. M?llenbeck went lo Apjinlaohla
Saturday night on tiuainCHl
I. II Do Bel) led Saturday niglil for
I., i* lug toil, K> . .'ii a short visit io Itonic
Mi i.aci.i-y. engineer ami Mr. Tcague,
Hicman, had a very narrow escape last
Saturday night while running an engine
from Stonega depot to tin- round houie
S.- one had loft a switch open ami the
engine sideswipes! a car, both of which
were torn up some
Mr, Johnson, the plan.an, was in
town Monday on husinrss
W.A.Owen?, S?pt., Stonega Coke
.V- Coal Company, of lt.?la Plant, made a
buslnoM ui). I.? Big st.me (lap Saturday,
and on returning report* overy thing In
favor of Itoda having a liriglit future,
having lots of new work lo he rushed
< .<* Planary Is talking "i erecting a I
alee dwelling In 111g Stone Gap, on east I
M. K Kilgnrc, Assistant postmaftei
aayl the mail matter is getting heavier
? ?Ii account of the Parcel roil
\V. J, llobbs, ('hier Kicctrlcran, has
maile several trips to Itoda this Meek.
which denote Kleetrie business gaining
Ii, I. Witt. Pay ?oll < lerk i.r Arno
rt.nn. visited Roda, Sunday and reports
business Inoreaalng last
I?. Ii. Piene, has recently been em?
ployed aa we uuderatand, tu he Carpen
ter Foreman over the building of ifi new
houses at Itoda Plant,
Missis Cooper and Stone, of Roda
Oftice, went to Hig St.me flap Sunday
evening returning on the 3:80 train.
Miss Horton and Miss Wolfo, teachers
of our school, arc giving perfeet satis?
faction, ami are well spoUen of by all
The Sunday school is in,leasing m its
inemberahip, due to the luteligenec of
.Miss Elizabeth Collins, in her mission
Ite\ .lack Kilboum,preached here Sun?
T h e following candidates
have ontered tin! contest for
the 1'i.ino given ttwtiy by S. A.
Horton & Company and tbe
Hig Stone Qop Host, fttll par?
ticulars of which appears else?
where in this issue, and nt the
counting of the votes Monday
received the following:
Did STONE OAI'.
Miss Oornle Qllllani
Mrs .1 A Morris
Tin's space next week fur
- I N =
Men's and Boys1 Suits, Ladies1
Coats and Suits
W. W. Taylor ? Sons
Beverley, Witt & Co.
Succos?o-s to BAHRON & WITT.
Pire, Life, Accident and Casuality In?
surance, fidelity and Other Bonds.
Real Estate and Commission Brokers.
* Ml?.-, in liitormoiil UtiiUliiiR, BIG STONE GAP, VA.
Cash Meat Market
R. P. WILLIS. Manager.
Call and get our prices on
1^1* ii ]vi eats
Wo handle SWIFTS special line of goods.
c i i attaxc m >o.x
Is the most perfect plow on the market today,
take :t look at it before buying.
Prices Bottom Plow $11.00, Hill Side $10.00
For a Sack of
Jefferson Cream Flour
ATRIAL IS ALL WE ASK
"None Such" Chop, $1.25 per sack
The best on the market
E. F. BURGESS
Mlaa lt"*a Sprolea SO,1761
Mis 11 M KdeiM . i- 0.1
Miss Kitlio lluiton 80,310
Mis* Vlrgle Master* ? ;ti.TTi
Miss CleO Sw.ml .",l,sita ;
MIm Ellen Wax 84,131
Miss Mittle Motion 40,173
Miss c?r.i Clii l> 20,80(1
Miss Alice Archer 81,800
Mis- Beul? Palmer 14,700i
Miss Kiith Jone? 10,000
Miss Kannte Johnson 87,08.1
Mrs. T. K Sturglll 80,747
Miss ttor*. Colvartl BO, 100
Miss Virgil' Jones 83,83A
Miss Ethel llerrou 1)3,700
Mi-s Amanda l-ambcrl tuiOii!
UK; siiINK. GAP- IS. P I)., So I.
Miss Imogitia Bcaman 80,200
Miss Itattie Kaylor. M),300
Mrs. Will Hammonds 88,115
Mrs. O, P. Mason. ittl.SlO
BIG >Tt INK GAP- It K D. No. '0
Miss Ootava Parsons 81,825
Mrs R 1,. Bowls ... 7,038
Mrs. W. M Pippins'. 4r. T.'iii
APPAl.Ai 111 A
Mlaa Myrtle Smith . 12,650
Miss Pearl Cowan. 44,090
ORDER OF PUBLICATION
VIIIOIXIA: In the Clerk * Office ol
the Circuit Court of the County of
SVUe the 8th day of January, 1018
Horace ?lohiiaon, Plaintiff
Eva I. IlirchHelil Johnson, Defendant
The object of this suit is to obtain n
illvorce, i Vlnchlo Matrlmoiill, I'm ihr
plalntlfl from the ilefemlant. Ami an
offldavit having been made ami lllcit thai
the defendant,Era I.. Rirohfleld Johnson,
is a mm resident of the Mate of Virginia,
it is ordered that she appear here within
fifteen days alter due publication of this
order ami do what is necessary to protect
her Interests iu this'suit Ami it is or?
dered that a copy hereof t>e published
once a week for four successive weeks ill
the l?g Stone Gap Post, ami that a copy
be posted at the front d<*>r of tho Court
, house of saiil bounty as picscrilicd by
law. And that a copy of this order lie
mailed to the said defendant, Eva I..
Kirchlich! Johnson, at Cincinnati, Ohio,
her last known isist offloe address,
A Copy Teste:
W It. Hamilton Clerk.
I W, S. Matiii-.uk, p, q, Jan. 15-8