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i falls 8,266 tons
ffljL Shortage Said to Be
flsCausc of Decrease?Down
Si to 58.2 Per Cent, of Nor
SB-,'}.. ?,. \i tonnage "f conl produc
Bfi ,., [i, , n, !il for tlif woke ending
Hj,,,i.r 'a:is lal.O'Jli tons, or 58.2
Mm ,,f normnl capacity. The
H.i .. tons over the prc
Hj| .,. is iliu- to cor shortage
?S.in 'In' report of the Vir
0?g. , Coul Operators' Association.
Hfl limit.i: the week reported above
WS y ,v \V. Iiatnlleil :t r.,:t I f. tons;
HjL '.' N. delivered to trunk lines
Wta Serbia ,2SM tons; the Interstate
Hj. i , sh irp ileeline over the previous
delivering only 37,212 tons
Ha ling roads; the Southern
HS | ;s |,7If. tons ami the ('., C. &
Eg' !' . I lie same week last year
Hg"'''''.''' tem of eoal were proilueeil
HS i".,ki- remains iihout the same w'r.li
BH:;f, tun ?? reported for the week.
hestor of b & 0.
hale at ninety five
Bp.. F. Thompson, Oldest Eni
?P ploye, is Older Than the
p? Railroad Itself
Wkjt ' "?" the oldest railroad in
$5'j I .-'.tale-, I.. I '. 1 'h-uiip' "li,
K?t I'arkcisburg, \V. Vu., recently
Hfc >r: ,i..l Iiis ninety-ninth birthday
?B . i ii..lion held by few who are
KL- active at this age as the present
Has'.-tiii- nf tl?' Baltimore ami Ohio.
Hp i "Mi l than ill,- railroad itself,
Ky-1'iii).' been horn in 1823, or four
P- 1'el'oie tin' ? ity "'.' Halt ininiv
Mf ? ? birth, in 1827, to the organiza
nth which he has been ideii'i
i sixty-flyc years. .Mr. Thoinp
Hg> " '? pensioned by the company
Hiii I'.?in, twenty-two years ago.
H Ky hirth Mr. Thompson is a Vir
t, ? ii native of Prince William
R3 mty. I!y inclination, he fust be
B a school teacher, imparting to
Eg" children of the early "follies'*
H ; ' ' locality the mysteries of
Kj "KV. In 1848, he jour
? nrvi.1 on horseback over the moun
? taint to I'runytown, W. Va., to uc
n ?!' a position at Rector College an
K in mathematics, continu
|8 ? '" teach until hi.s health failed
BN 18,17, .'.ml upon the advice of :,
Vr'.'m' i in lu- sought out.door employ
? As brakemnn, he started his 1 ? ? r11
? railroad career in 1857 Oil the North
? Grafton and I'arkcrsburg, W. Va.,
? ??'.i ll had just been completed, later
? " niint: part of the Baltimore and
S Mr. Thompson went on for three
Bl' ii- as brakenian, recovering bis
walth, and in 1K00, was promotecd
1? freight conductor. He later be
rathe ., passenger conductor,between
Grefton and l*nrkorsbu:g,shonly be?
fore the civil war broke out. His
''??it. transported the regiment of
I'nion soldiers to Webster which en
Uited the first hind battle of the war,
n I'hillippi, W. Va., May 28, 1801.
In 1802 Mr. Thompson went to
I'arkcrsburg, W, Va., occupying a
position in the freight office where
M remained the balance of his active
Mr, Thompson lives at Porkers
?irg, W. Vn., with his granddaugh?
ter, Mrs. C, A. Swearinger.
to begin" survey
of wild cat road
Local Engineer Will Do
Work For Road Viewers
of Lee County
The Road Viewers of I.ee County
Wet October 27, and went over the
posed highway from the Scott
tounty line near Jasper In Wild Cat
Galley to the Wise county line nenr
Orcton, viewing carefully every de?
tail affecting land owners through
"hlch it passes as well as securing
' Hood location.
J- 1'. Wolfe, the veteran civil en?
gineer of this place, with a corps of
assistants will begin this week a sur?
vey and cross-section of the route
Indicated by the viewers, and in a
??"Ort time will be ready to submit
Profiles and estimates for the con-1
"ruction of this important link of'
IN HIGH SCHOOL
On November 2nd I'ruf. 1). S. Lan?
caster", uf the Agricultural College,.
Blackaburtf, Vo., and Mr. It. D. Molt-1
by, of the Federal lluiird for Voca?
tional Agriculture, were visiting the
agricultural department' of the local
Prof. Lancaster is in the Depart?
ment of Agricultural Educntion at
the State College of Agriculture. He
was on a tour of inspection last week'
in lieu of Mr. Titos. I). Lason, the
state supervisor, who is ill at his
home in Richmond, Mr. Molthy is
the agent for the Federal Board ami
has his office at Washington, I). C.
Mr. Molthy was very fuyorably im
pressed with this section of the state,
ami promises us another visit some
time in the future.
The distinguished visitors were
taken on a tour of inspection over a
large part of Wise .county l>y Prof.
Sulfridge and the local teacher of
agriculture. They were enthusiast?
ic over the trucking possibilities of
this county as well as it's natural re?
LOCAL MEN "CROSS
THE DESERT SANDS
A. O. Umstead, Henry Mc
Cormick and Sam Carter
Take Shrine Degree in
About I.V.) candidates for the
Shrine from Southwest Virginia
went to Roanoke1 last Saturday to
make their liret journey across the
"hot sands." A. t). Umstead, Henry
McCormick ami Sam Carter, of the
Cap, were among those who went
from Wise county. They left the Cap
Friday afternoon in company with
about f. I other candidates from this
county, o. W. Rhodenhiser, Stone
ga,, Arthur Hilst, llendley Peake
.lohn Vance, t). I.. Maddox and
George Jenkins, all of Appalachian
were also candidates.
CLUB TO WORK
Six Hundred Men Attend
Organization Meeting in
Lynchburg, Va., Nov. 3,?Follow?
ing the close of Hilly Sunday's six
weeks' campaign here, BOO men turn?
ed out Monday night for the for?
mation of a Billy'Sunday Club.
The organization here is to he
along somewhat different lines from
some of the clubs, for there is to he
no limit upon the membership, save
that it will be for men who are
Christians ami promise to lie faith?
ful to some evangelical church. It
is to be divided into smaller organ?
izations so that each smaller unit
will have some older Christian over
it to watch over the younger men
in an effort to keep them faithful in
their church attendance. These
smaller units, too, will from time to
time be asked to attend evangelistic
meetings, not to preach but to give
personal testimony in a brief speech.
These campaigns are to be carried
into the suburbs of the city and out
into neighboring counties and towns,
where such u work is asked for in
The plan for the Sunday club for
the present is for weekly meetings
euch Sunday afternoon ut some
church in the city and it is not im?
probable that later these meetings
will he thrown open to women ns
well as the men.
While the Sunday club is at work
perfecting its Organization for evan?
gelistic work, the women in the Vir?
ginia Asher clubs are making their
plans for keeping up llible study
classes and community prayer serv?
ices in cottages, which were held
during the campaign.
The Sunday club is to take over
the shop prayer meeting work, which
has been done for some years by
ministers. Nineteen such meetings
, were manned during this week by
men who volunteered for the service
at the organization meeting Monday
In a few days hundreds of local
churchmen will be wearing a Sunday
club button, for a committee has
been named by the club to get up a
design and have it worked out for
use on one's coat lapel.
DEMOCRATS WIN GREAT
VICTORY IN NINTH
George C. Peery, Democratic Candidate, Elected By a
Majority of Over Three Thousand
HASSINGER CONCEDES PEERY'S ELECTION
I General Landslide Over Entire Country for Democrats.?
J Republican Majority in Both Houses Greatly Reduced
On the face of early returns from I
Wise ami other counties of the Ninth |
District it was apparent that Gc
C. IVory, democratic candidate, was|
elected over Iiis opponent, John II.
Hassingcr, hy the overwhelming
majority of three thousand or more
votes. This is the first time that a
democrat has been elected to et
gross from tin- Ninth District in 201
years, and it is regarded as the
most wonderful victory in the i
party's history. Wise county, which|
was regarded as a republican ntcoiig
hold, went democratic by nearly
thousand votes, while Taxewcll, thej
home county of the democratic nom?
inee, registered a majority for its
native son of nearly four hundred.
A message was received here last
night from Bristol stating that lias
singer had conceded I'eery's election
hy two thousand or more.
Returns form New York at a late
hour last night indicated that Smith,
democratic candidate, was elected
governor hy a large majority.
Senator Lodge, of Massachusetts,
is reported as having trouble ill re?
taining his seat in the Senate, as the
returns indicate that he would be
defeated by a small majority. The
republican majority in both the
house and senate have been greatly
reduced as a result of this election,
but the exact number could not be
ascertained at a late hour last night
on account of the returns not being
complete. Reports from Tennes?
see are to the effect that the state
has come back to the democratic
fold ami has elected Austin Peay
governor over Alt' Taylor by a ma?
jority of twenty thousand.
Below is an official Vote of the
Big Stone flap precinct: .
Ceo. C. Peery . 5711
John II. Ilnasinger .380
Swanson . SttJ
McGavock . 330
Lewis . 21
For Constitution .387
Against Constitution. 2111
Below is given an Unofficial maj?
ority the congressional candidates
received in Wise county:
Big Stone tiap. ... IS I
Fast Stone Cap.. .. 12
Appalachia . 133
Norton . -l ib
Pound . 137
Bond's Mill . 133
Cm-burn . ii7
Tacoina . 73
Round Top . 11'.'
Tusso . 20
St. Paul . 22
Blackwuod . 2
lmboden . 110
Stonega . I!?
Wise . 125
Below- is also given an estimate us
I near us possible the approximate ma
I jority the candidates received in
each county of the district:
Wise ..-. 812
Tazewell . 100
Russell . 700
Giles . 460
Dickenson . 200
Washington . 600
] Smyth . 160
Wythe . 60
Blond . 100
Lee . 165
Buchunan county not beard from.
Ilii Career to Date
George C. Peery was born in Taze
weil county, Virginia, on October
23, 1873. He is the son of James
and Mary Spotts Peery. His father
was n physician and surgeon
and served with Derrick's Bat
tallion in the Civil War. His an?
cestors were Virginians for many
generations hack. In 1907 he mar?
ried Miss Nannie Bane Gillespie, a
daughter of Albert P. and Nannie L.
I Gillespie. They have three children.
His early life was that of the conn
try boy whose parents believed in the
gospel of work. He worked on Iii.?
father's farm, clerked in his store,
and at the age of sixteen did reeordi
tion work in the Clerk's Office of
Tnzewell county. He attended the
public schools of his native village,
and took a college course at Emory
and Henry College, graduating in
1801. While there, he won the Rob?
ertson prize medal and the By Mrs
Science medal. Following his grad?
uation he was, when only twenty
years of age, elected principal of
Tazewell High School, serving in
I that position for two years.
Me next entered the law school of
Washington and l.ee University, and
completed the law course in one
CE?RCE C. PEERY
year. He then began the practice of
! law in his native county in partner?
ship with A. S. Iligginbotham. Later
Ite received an offer to do title work
j in Southwest Virginia, which he ac?
cepted. After pursuing this work for
about three years, he located at
Wise, Virginia, for the general prac?
tice of law . He later formed a part
ncrship with 1). M. Vicars, under the
name of Vicars and Peery, ami the
firm enjoyed an extensive' practice
in the State and Federal Courts. In
tptS, he returned to his native coun?
ty and became a member of the firm
of Chapman, Peery ami Buchnnan,
of which he is still a member.
Never Held Office
During the world war, he was
Food Administrator for Tazewell
county, and participated in various
ways in the lied Cross and War Loan
He is a member of the Methodist
church at Tazewell, chairman of its
Hoard of Stewards, and a teacher of
the Men's Bible Class. He was Dis?
trict Chairman in the recent Educa?
tional Campaign for raising funds
for Christian Education,
In connection with his brother-in
law he is engaged in farming, and in
the production of cattle am. has oth?
In the 1010 Presidential election,
he was one of the Electors at Large
for Virginia, on the Democratic
Ticket. In 1920 he was a delegate
from Virginia to the National Dem?
ocratic Convention, held at San
Francisco. He has never sought or
held any public office.
He was nominated by acclumation
at Bristol, Virginia, on March 21,
1:122, as the Democratic Candidate
for Congress in the Ninth District
EAST FIFTH STREET
TO BE IMPROVED
At a meeting of the town council
on Monday night it was decided to
improve East Fifth street from the
bridge to Collier's store with an
eighteen foot concrete and asphalt
roadway the same as on Wood Av?
It is also believed after this im?
provement is made there will be
? enough money left from the bond
issue to improve Wood Avenue in the
1 center of town from curb to curb
' which will add greatly to the looks of
this street. <
HEAD DIES AT
Mr. E. M. Addington, n very prom?
inent citizen nf Cocburn, died Wed^
uesdny night ht his home on Meadow
[street ?fter ah illness of only two
and one-half days. While Mr. Ad?
dington hail been declining in health
for several years his death enme as
a great shock to his host of friends.
He is survived by his wife and sev?
eral relatives, two brothers of which
.1. F. and H. J. Addington, reside in
Kcv. J. U. Craft, of Cute City, con?
ducted the funeral services at the
llaptist church on Thursday after?
noon, after which interment took
place in the Cocburn cemetery.
Addington was formerly chief
group head in the prohibition en?
AH Departments of The
Church Take Part in Suc?
cessful Rally Last Wed?
A get together meeting of the
members of the Methodist church
and congregation was given at the
Methodist church on Wednesday ev?
ening, which was a decided SUCCeSS.
Interesting ami instructive talks
were made by the heads of the va?
rious departments of the church, ua
follows: Sunday school, J, A. Live
say, Supt. Prayer meeting, C. Q.
Counts; Hoard of Stewards, 11. C.
Calico; Sunday school enthusiasm,
J. P, Lay; Missionary Society, Mrs.
1). C. I'eery, Vicc-Prcsldent; Ep
worth League, Lucile Ashworth,
President; Cooperation, E. It. Live-1
These talks weie Interspersed with
the following numbers.
Two piano duets?Mrs. J, C.
Smith ami Mrs. It. J. Hoatright.
Vocal Solo -Dr. J, C. Smith.
"Little Mother of Mine"- and "Ba?
Heading?Mrs. It. N. Havens.
Vocal solo?"Oh, l?ry Those
Tears" and "Don't Leave Me,
Sweetheart" Mrs. It. G. Bontrlght.
Reading- ??"Farmer Bachelor Whip
le"?Itiley? Mary Lee Creear.
Saxaphone Solo "Love's Sweet j
Longing" ami "For Von"?Lucile
Rev. lt. N. Havens, in a very effec?
tive way, explained the system which
will be used during this conference
year, for defraying the church ex?
pense, the Baptist system.
Refreshments were served, con?
sisting of block ice cream and waf?
fles. The church was decorated with
potted plants, white llowcrs and
white crepe paper.
ENCE AT THE
A conference of great importance
to all members of Christ Episcopal
church will be held on Friday night
at 7:110 o'clock in the church.
All members ami those who ale
unafflliated with but interested in
the church, are most urgently and
cordially invited to be present at this
There has been a splendid increase
in the attendance at both morning
and evening service ut the Mi E.
Good music ami good sermons, and
our pastor on the Held all the time,
are great factors in building up all
department-, of the church.
This week is the week of prayer,
and the Sunday School Institute will
be in session, Wednesday and Thurs?
day with luncheon served at the
church both days. Every one that is
interested in Sunday school vork
are urged to attend these services.
The airplane belonging to II. I).
Bates, Wise, crashed to the ground
near Castlewood last week. The pi?
lot, Louis Menkin, escaped with mi?
nor injuries. This is the second time
this machine has wrecked.
BRISTOL, IS DEAD
Prominent Southwest Vir?
ginian Dies in Daughter's
Home at Emporia
Emporia, Vn., Oct. 30.?Colonel
David Flournoy Bailey, of Bristol,
Vn., died here todny in the home of
his son-in-law, W. T. Tillnr. Me was
in his seventy-eighth year, and one
of the most prominent lawyers of
Southwest Virginia. Colonel Bailey
served in the state Senate and once
was a candidate for Congress from
the Ninth District, running on the
Colonel Bailey also served as Unit?
ed States district attorney, referee
in bankruptcy and collector of inter?
nal revenue for the Western District
of Virginia under the Taft adminis?
tration. He was a Confederate boI
dier and officer, serving in J. E. P..
Stuart's Cavalry and under Stone?
He was one of the most popular
and well-known men in public life
in Southwest Virginia. The remains
will leave here tomorrow for Bristol
to be buried in Walnut Grove Ceme?
tery on Wednesday.
Surviving Colonel Bailey are his
widow, who was Miss Sarah Eleanor
Preston, of Ahingdon, Va., and three
daughters, Mrs. W. T. Tillar, of Em
porin, and Mrs. J. Cloyd Ityars and
Mrs. John Price, of Washington,
WISE CIVIC LE?GUE
School Building is Scene of
Gay Affair?Other News
Wise, Nov. 5.?On the evening of
Saturday, October 28th, the Civic
League of Wise gave u Hallowe'en
patty at the school building. Boys
and girls, men and women-?ghosts,
witches, gypsy fortune tellers, and
numerous other unusual looking cre?
atures Idled the auditorium. In keep?
ing with the costumes were decora?
tions consisting of Jack-o'-lantern:;,
shocks of corn, owls, black cats
pumpkins ami autumn leaves.
After an entertaining program
composed of readings, vocal solos,,
ukelete and piano numbers, there
was a cake walking contest. The
cake went to Dr. (livens and Miss
Barnes but there were several other
couples who did credit to themselves
"tripping the light fantastic toe."
Among these were Mr. and Mrs. Lu?
cy, Mrs. Fulton and Mr. Lipps, Mrj.
Taylor ami Judge Bond, Carolyn
Mills and Virginia Johnson, Mrs.Car?
rie Alderson and Mr. John Beaty.
Miss Collier and Mr. Napoleon Dot
son, Mrs. Creed Bruce and Mr. Mc
Candy, apples, cake and sandwich?
es were served as refreshments.
The proceeds amounted to sixty
dollars. This sum will be used for
Owing to the erTorts of the Fort?
nightly Club, Wise school children
were able to observe Apple Day in a
very enjoyable manner. Through
this club the apple growers of the
neighborhood contributed eight
bushels of line apples?Albemarle
F'ipipns, Virginia Beauties, and
.-'talk's Delicious, In the afternoon
after the apples were distributed,the
pupils were given a period in which
to enjoy them, and at the same lime
to hear a number of interesting facts
concerning the apple.
Among those who visited the
school were: Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Mc
Elroy, Mrs. N. E. Mix, Mrs. N. B.
Dotsori, Mrs. Mrs. D. E. Llewellyn,
and Mrs. W. B. Addington.
50 ORPHANS TO BE
GUESTS OF NORTON
About 6u children, inmates of the
Odd Fellows Home at Lynchburg.will
be brought to Norton during the
week in which the Grand Lodge of
that body meets in Norton next May.
The funds necessary to bring the
children to Norton will be raised by
merchants on Park Avenue. About
12,000 people are expected to be in
Norton during the Grand Lodge
The Ladies' Aid Society of the
Baptist church will meet with Mrs.
Will Goodloe Thursday morning st
9:30. An all day meeting.