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f0U XXX_._--gj?IgSLg^; ^ISE CQUNIY^A^EPi^gP^^ iTmi No. 47
loO ATTEND COUNTY EPWORTH
LEAGUE MEET AT APPALACHiA
i^th Meeting of County Or?
That Epworth League
Spirit is at High Point
Uy LUCILIi ASHWORTH
flu- sixth meeting of the NVisc
ouiity Epworth League Union wad
i!d at Appaiuchia, on November IT.
922, which attested to tin- Bpworth
eague spirit running high in the
D?nty at tliis tihlOi About live hun
reil von- present, tin- majority bo
The Methodist church was decorut
,1 with yellow and white erepe paper
I:,, league cnlors.in an artistic man.
,i. The League emblem hung from
i?. renter of the church.
The Appalaebia-ltig Stone Clap
tlillll entertained with several se?
ctions before tile progress began.
The bouse was called to order by
he president, Hormon Ii. Kirchner,
>f Norton, and the services were lead
!,. Presiding Elder E. A. Shugnrt.
11..- minutes of the meeting held
(t Stoiicgn were read by the socio
by, I.ucilc Ashworth, of Cocburn.
i The following program was jtiven:
Sm.K? t'ongregalion?The Fight is
I Cray, r -Rev. Briggs, Appaiuchia.
[ Wal Solo?Edwin Armstrong.
Addri "How League- l 'an
W. r hip," Miss Virgie Itarker, Slo
Pisia? Solo?-Mra. Will.ud Large,
I I'iiHio Trio- Misses Radical Rrcod
ling; Itachael Pritchett, Ruth Daub,
Reading?Big Stone Cap League,
Vocal Solo?Miss Mary Sullivan.
! liini Magic, L. .1. Wolfe, i'oc
V..cd Solo?With Violin Olignts,
Lietta Daub, Roy Kaub, Appaiuchia.
ami Solo?Elizabeth Sullivan,
was followed by the reports
frdiu the various Leagues which
showed hard work during the mouth,
'?y Ii..- part of each local chapter.
Niere an- fifteen active chapters in
district ami many more under
? - tat ion. About $53f>.15 had
ed by the Leagues during
Hi- past month showing thai thore
M be a fine spirit of cooperation
Phe report of the program cons
lee was made by their chairman,
Mi Edith Cherry, of Norton.
The item of greatest interest,
inbly, was the presentation of the
banner, which was carried away for
the third time by the Coeburn
hoagiie. This Leagu- had the foj
Percentage of membership
I t 100.
- New members during month?
Number of departments work
. Percentage membership ?'?
ending local meeting?00.
lie- Glamorgan League ran ..
II was decided that the next meet,
ing should he held at Coeburn, on
Friday night, December 15th, at 8:00
- '?? Eastern time.
I he most cordial welcome was rx
lendcd to the visiting Leagues by the
Appalachla League and after the
conclusion of the program, delicious
ftfreshmehts were served consisting
oi pimento and olive sandw,iches,cof
f*e ami hot chocolate. These i.st?
ore a means of inspiration to nil
NOW IN FULL BLAST
I'nlaski.Vu., Nov. 17.?The Pulaski
Iron Company furnace, idle since
[October, 1U20, is back in blast, it
? blown in this week when Miss
bila Saul Gilmer, acting as proxy for
?Mr Perciyal Johnson, wife of Pres?
ident Johnson, of the company, llght
M with a torch the fuse which car
tied the fire back through the- first
' to the inflammable material in
base of the furnace, immediately
following which employees tired the
other nine layers.
Sign over roadside inn near Cape
C?d: "Stop Here?Lobster."
Bo ton Transcript.
HIGH KNOB PARK
PROJECT NOW UP TO
PEOPLE, SLEMP SAYS
: Norton Kiwanis Club is Busy
Gathering Data for De?
partment of Interior
Action is still being token on the
High Knoll national park project.
In n talk before Kiwnnlnn? at Norton
Tuesday, Congressman C, II. Stein?,
through whom the Kiwanis Club is
expecting to secure the park, said
that nothing definite can be done by
the government until definite work
bad been accomplished by the people
of this section. When all available
data and information has been secur?
ed lie said, this call he submitted to
the Department of the Interior.which
would then have something tangible
to begin on.
'"If you people want the park," he
repeated, "you'll have to go after
Going After It
The Norton Kiwanis Club has been
working on this proposition for some
time, having appointed committees
to look into the various aspects of
the situation. Through the instru?
mentality of Congressman Slcrhp the
Gl?h hopes to obtain definite results.
Thursday night the engineers ol
tin' county met al Hi- office of (!. M.
Kiigore aiid went ?cor the mailer
of securing the necessary acreage;
Maps were produced and certain
boundaries considered. In order to
make an accurate and comprehensive
map of the territory likely to be em?
braced by the park, to he sill milted
to the Interior Department, a party
of nhoul fifteen engineers and com
niitleemen made a journey lo the
the Knoli on Sunday, on mules and
Knob Sunday, on mules and horses,
mid studied tlx- lay of the land.
The extra session of Congress con?
vened Monday, mid it is hoped that
all necessary data will he ready to
present to the government dining
Black Diamond Reaches 64.3
Per Cent, of Normal Ton?
The weekly production report of
the Virginia Coal Operators Associa?
tion for the week ending November
I I shows an increase of :i,0!H> tons
over the previous week. Coke is re?
ported as 0,7:15 tons for the week.
The total tons produced during the
week reached ll!!>,812 tons, or C-1.3
per rent, of normal full time capa?
The Interstate Railroad handled
IS.lT'.i tons over Iheir lines; the N.
& W. I3,2t?3 Ions; the N. .v. N. 3,121
tons; Southern 32,809 tons and the
C, C, & O. 12,110 tons.
FATHER SHOOTS FOUR
YEAR OED SON
Clyde Tritt, little four year old son
of Kill Tritt, was accidentally shot
by his father while hunting in Hick?
ory Pints last Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Tritt had gone out hunting and
his little son, unknowingly to him,
had followed along behind. On
pursuing a rather circular course in
a Held of tall broom sac,c Mr. Tritt
had gotten out of siglr. o." his little
son who finally wandered .?.round and
got ahead of his father. At this
juncture Mr. Tritt's dags chased a
rabbit past him going in the direction
of the little boy, and after he had
fired a few shots he heard the
screams of a child. Running in the
direction of the screams, Mr. Tritt
located his little son whom he hud
accidentally shot. It.; took the child
up and rushed to his father's home
near By. A physician was cnlieii and
upon examination of the wounds it
Was found that several shots had en?
tered the body in various places, the
most serious wounds being about its
head. However, at present tho little
boy is improving rapidly and great
hope is entertained for his recovery.
?Lee County Sun.
It is better to do your duty than
to explain why you didn't.
PLAN TO EXPEDITE
DELIVERY OF MAIL
Washington, Nov. 10.?The usual j
congestion of mail facilities oxpe-!
ricnccd by the Postofftce Department
throughout the country at Christmas
time, will be relieved this year inso?
far as the War Department can make
its machinery effective. Orders issu?
ed today by Maj. General Davis, Ad?
jutant General of the army to all
commanding officers of corps areas
directed them to hold all motor ve?
hicles, "not actually heeded for mili?
tary purposes" for use of the postof
lice authorities during the holiday
season. As a result, several thousand
automobile trucks, each capable of
transporting two or three tons of
mail, will be placed temporarily at
the service of the postal authorities.
SHANNON HAS A
Miss Ruth Hall and Don Pal?
mer Are Well Supported in
Scries of Splendid Plays
When it was firs) learned that Ha?
zel Shannon ami "lied" Seavier were
not going tn be with Harry Shan?
non's company this year it was gen?
erally believed that the show would
be worse than second rale. Ill this
the Cap people were delightfully de?
ceived. The company was never bet?
ter, if indeed il Were ever quite SO
Here in the Gap the majority of
theatre goers are as bard to please
as any the average company has to
face. Il is not loo much to say that
Miss Until Hall and Don Palmer, sup?
ported by a well-balanced Company,
have more than pleased. The loss
of both Miss Hazel and "Red" are t..
be regretted, but one soon forgets
it when Miss Hall and Mr. Palmer
are seen at their best. Suffering with
a cold, Miss Hull has been handicap?
ped ever since her arrival here, yet
her work is delightful and much
more finished than one would expect
in an actress playing the "tanks".
The same can be said of Don Pal?
mer. His personality gets over in a
way that leaves no doubts ns to his
experience and previous t ruining.
Given a play, a stage and the proper
support Miss Hall ami Mi. Palmer
have ability thai would delight the
most blase audience.
The balance of the cast is good.
Harry, of course, is a fvorlte. His
work in "Kiss and Make Up" was ex?
cellent. As Eitra Hinckley, a "half
cracked" simpleton of rural flavor,
his work was especially line. Few
actors cah sense the possibilities of
the "hick" or "rube" character as
Shannon does. It is only to be re?
gretted that he calinol find plays in
which he can appear at his lu-s^_?sr>
as Exra Hinckley he was never bet?
One could name them all ami ho
able to say something worth while,
for the cast is good and d.rvc good
plays. The wardrobes of nil wele
exceptionally good. The "special?
ties" offered between the acts pleas
el. Taken all around the Shannons
an- the best company coining to the
Gap. Manager Taylor is to be con?
gratulated in bringing them here.
KILLED BY TRAIN
Jim Atkins, of Four Mile,
Ky., Run Over by Freight
Train at Appalachia
Jim Atkins, a crippled boy about
10 years old, was run over by a
freight train near the uinion depot
at Appalachia last Friday night and
died about three hours later. His
body was terribly mangled, a leg ami
arm being severed and his head
crushed. He had Been in this section
several days begging money, as he
was crippled and unable to work.
On I-'riday night it is said he was
walking along between parallel
tracks of the I.. _ N. Railroad and
in stepping aside to let a train pars
he was hit by another train on the
opposite track being unaware of its
The body was prepared for burial
and shipped to Four Mile, Ky., where
it is said the boy came from.
"All the' guests have Iheir names
pinned on them."
"I don't need that. 1 can remem?
ber my name, no matter what Imp
VISIT THIS FIELD
Many Prominent Coal Men
From New York and New
England Come to County
for Inspection Tour
Private Car "Ideal,, brought u par?
ty of buyers from New York and
New Kngluml.cscortcd by the McNeil
Coal Company, of New York, and of?
ficials of the Southern Railway. The
personnel of the party was as fol?
Li, A. Corga, vice president; A. N.
Methmn, sales managerj C. II. Rand
erbrook; K. It. Iloslngton, Jr., field
representative, of the McNeill Coal
Col. 0, II. Tenney, Rockwell Ten
ney. Major .lere Campbell, and Hen?
ry Mergenthatcr, representing 48 im?
portant public utility corporations of
New York and New Kurland.
George Sweeney, proprietor of the
Commodore Hotel, New York.
Messrs. Graves and Burchfield, of
the Southern Railway.
The car arrived in Appalachia
Thursday evening with the 6:35
Southern, Here the party was met
by Mes-is. Hull, Patterson, IhrIcs,
of the Virginia Iron Coal and Coke
I Company, The whole party slept and
ate on the car. On Friday morning
a Southern switching engine pulled
them up the hollow to visit the Ill
man, Linden and Laura Mines of the
Virginia Iron Coal and Coke Compa?
ny, Supt. Ingles conducted them
through the mines in two of his large
mine curs, so that the consumers
could see the actual mining and pre?
paration of the coal. On returning
to Appalachia Col. Leonard 0. Pet
tit, of ilig Stone Gap joined the par?
At II ::!.-. the "Ideal" was hooked
into No. 1 and pulled to St. Charles.
There the party was met by'all of
the principal operators and was driv?
en around to every mine in the hol?
low by Messrs. Roiiduraut, Wagner,
Kelly, Hill, ami Tninlihson,
The "Ideal" left for New York on
The big coal operators all express?
ed their hearty approval of the Ap?
palachia and St. Charles coal and It
is certain that they will he perma?
nent ami increasing consumers of
N. H. SEAL BUYS
SMALL TRACT OF LAND
X. II. Seal, who bought a small
tract of land on what is known as
the Adams farm in the valley above
town, a few weeks ago nt the auction
sale, has sold his home on Cilly Av?
enue to A. L. Witt, hut will no", move
to his farm until some time next
spring. The tract lies on hoth sides
of Butcher's Pork and has a large
dwelling house located on it which
Mr. Seal expects to overhaul
throughout before moving into it.
Charlie Pleenor also bought a
small tract near the same place ai.d
will move there us soon as he run
erect a home.
I YOUNG LADY SHOT AND I
' KILLED BY COUSIN
p Freeling. Vn., Nov. 15.?Miss Al
lie Baker, daughter of Creed Baker,
was shot and instantly killed by her
cousin, Ballard Baker, on yester?
day. It is claimed that the killing
was accidental. James Heed, Baker's
brother-in-law, was the only person
present when the occurrence took |
place. The statement made by (tak?
er and Reed Is that linker remarked |
that he heard a certain man with
whom he was at enmity coming, and
drew his pistol, when the girl seised
it, and that in scuffling over it the
piece was discharged, the ball break-1
ing her neck.
Baker has made no attempt to I
escape, lie will probably he given
a preliminary hearing before Justice
Last Saturday to K. G. Hill
& Company, of Knoxville,
Appalachia, Nov. is. the board
of directors of the Virginia-Ken?
tucky Turnpike Association, which
was formed for the building of the
Virginia side of the Lynch Itoad, let
the contract Saturday t.. 11. 0. Hill
& Company, of Knoxville, Venn., for
grading, clearing, piping and other?
wise improving the Virginia side of
tin- Lynch Road.
! This will he welcome new, to all
! the people in tliii section, for it will
I be remembered that this road has
been talked of for several years ami
the deed to the land was secured last
winter, and it was afterwards fought
through the Virginia Legislature the
I Senate vote being a tie, the house
voting for it. This bill in the Vir?
ginia Legislature was sponsored by
our Representative, lion. VY. \V. t;.
Dotson, of Wise.
The officers of the Virginia-Ken?
tucky Turnpike Association, Incur
poraled, are: .1. W. Ciintncr, pie :
dent; M. I). Collier, vice-president;
Cieorge Morton, secretary, and W. A.
Head, treasurer: Directors I .1. W.
(luntner, M. 1). Collier, W. A. Head.
It. It. Parker, K. I'. Putty, S. S.
Brooks. Ii. lt. Williams, T. I'. Wil?
liams, .1. IL Addington, C. D. Cnru
thers, .1. II. Wolfe, .1. U . Kelly, 11. D.
Parker, .1. C. Gibson, Ii. II. Crizer,
George Morton, R. W. Holly, IL 1..
DIES AT ARI'ALACHIA
Klijah Kilbourne, an aged citizen,
died at his home at Appalachia Sat
urduy evening at 5 o'clock following
an illness of several days. He \V|13
about 75 years old and was a brothel
of George Kllbourn anil a cousin of
our townsman, W. I!. Kllbourn, The
body was taken to Sail ford, Ky., Sun?
day night for burial a: comp.mied by
Mr. Kllbourn and other relatives.
HOW PEERY DID IT
RETURNS FOR GENERAL ELECTION
FOR WISE COUNTY, VA., NOV. 7, 1922
App.ilaehia .I SCII -1011
Big Stone Gap.I Sill] 330]
Blackwood .I 24( 23|
Bond Mills .I 175 42
Coeburn N . 171 164
Coeburn E . 283 272
Coeburn S .| 234 149
Coeburn W .I 161 l?8
Bast Stent' Cup.! 261 219
Wise .I 382 482j
Hamilton .I 31 561
Imboden .I 69| 169]
Norton .I 99fl| S05J
Hound .I 2331 73!
Roaring Fork. 91 133|
Hound Top .I 41 1171
St. Haul ?.I 136| 92]
St?nega .! 267| 198i
Tacoma .| 147! 031
Tasso .1 61 29
Virginia City .| 114) S8|
Total . |49S1|3683|
17! 58D| 1471
2l| 573' 880
1| 27| 29|
II 1871 54!
7 1Kb 177
13 290j 310
9 212 173|
61 162i 193;
C| 277j 265;
15| 419| 5551
4 341 02
f.j 78| 188j
0 2441 1071
3 103| 148|
01 171 1C5|
2) 133i lid'
10| 25 1 236
4 1471 731
21 641 331
3] HO] 971
.-.:! I J I
387| 2611 '.ICS
187 129' 58 1
389) 210 990
71 18! 98
991 31 268
?_' l l 380 if.xii
17| 27 369
381 IK 261
98 I 1] 213
001 I03| 215
116; 111; 491
11 19! 221
25 6| 89
21) 106! 211
233G 2226 963S
Pecry's majority .
Swnnson's majority .
For Constitutional Convention
FORD FOR NOTHING
OFFER MEETS WITH
The Big Mineral Motor
Contest is the Talk of
Six wide awake youngsters of this
village have made up their minds to
own n ford of their own. Tired of
watching their elders climb into their
automobiles ami drive olf like the
world belonged to them.these young
itori have dectded that they will go
and do likewise. So they entered
the lug Dearborn Independent Week?
ly contest which is being conducted
by the Mineral Motor Company, of
this place, and have started out to
get subscriptions. One of them is
going to win a Ford touring car. An?
other is going to win a set of cord
toe-. These tires may be too big
for baby brothers push cart but tho
v. inner can sell them to the winner
of the l ord and have enough money
at Christmas time to buy all the
i:.li. s in Wise county.
"The best part about this subscrip?
tion contest/' explained Charles Ben?
nett, secretary of the company, "is
that some boy or gitl Is going to gel
a Ford for about a week's work. You
see, we only require 1200 subscrip?
tions io all. The winner might not
have to tinii in more than f>U or 7.1
Inscriptions to the Dearborn Inde
pendent to win I Any hustling boy
.11 eu l in Wise county could get that
many on any Saturday in the month.
It is a .inch!"
I he $l.f>0 asked for the great Ford
weekly makes the trail to a flivver of
yoili own all the more easy to travel.
It is a worth while, really necessary
I paper of opinion that should be in
every home in the county.
Dining the next two weeks many
hoys and girls will throw their hat
into the ring ami strive for the first
prize. Mr. Wren, the president of
the company, urge; every boy or girl
who is anxious to own u car to get
?tailed at once. To make it worth
their while he js going to credit the
Iii.-,' ten boys and girls to ask for
samples and receipt books and begin
the w?lk with III subscriptions. Thai
will he a splendid start ill itself. So,
if von have been thinking about en?
tering Ib.- big race, talk it over wilii
the folks and make them agree to
support you, and then go and get the
flivver. It is a cinch!
BIRTH AND DEATH OF
Tiny Body Found by Road
Side Wrapped in Sofa Pil
Notion, Va., Nov. is.?Pound, by
Constable Wise this morning at 7
o'clock, in a ditch at the roadside in
llamsey, an infant tied up in u yel?
low ami white cheeked sofa pillow
and wrapping paper. T he body was
hardly cold enough to have been
Constable Wise placed the found?
ling in a box ami brought it to the
Mayor's office in Norton, where local
physicians this afternoon are making
an examination as to how long the
child bad been born. Investigation
is abo being made to ascertain who
the mother is.
It appears that the child had either
been killed or died naturally in a
house, wrapped as it was in the pil?
low ami tied with a quantity of sew?
ing thread. The mother probably
pitched the bundle from an automo?
Kreiling, Va., Nov. 'JO.?Drucin,
the live-year old daughter of Fdvvatd
Phipps, was fatally burned a day or
two since. The parents were out of
the house, when the child's clothing
took fire from the grate and were
Inn m il off, leaving the body burned
almost to a crisp. The child died
within a few hours after the hap?
Mrs Casey: "Have yez a good
Mrs. Murphy: "Faith, yis. Ivery
time he's sent to jail, he gets ono
month olf for good behavior."?
American Legion Weekly.