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BIG STONE GAP, WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1922
MORE THAN 300
MEET AT COEBURN
Special Music by Coebum
Orchestra and Regular
Monthly Program is En?
joyed by Visitors
rhe Wise County Epworth League
Union held ils regular monthly moot?
ing at Coeburn on Friday night, De
ccmbcr 16th, with an attendance <>f
Two marches were played by the
Coeburn Orchestra, before the open
ji u of the meeting at S:l)() o'clock at
which time the house was called to
? >: !or by the president. The min?
utes of the meeting held at Appula
chia were read and approved with
Bi ?? slight correction.
rhe following program was given
Song?By All.The Fight is On
Prayer. .Kev. It. N. Havens, Coeburn
Selection, "La Cascade".
Topic, "Why Every Church Should
Have An Kpworth League". . . .
.Miss Covey, Norton
Trombone Solo, "Afterwards"....
...Mr. George Shores, Coeburn
V.....I Solo, "Face to Face".
....Mrs. R. N. Havens, Coeburn
Vorid Solo, "A Tear; A Kiss; A
Smile". .Miss Mary Lee Greear,
Sh-xapKonc Solo, with orchestra ac
"My Heart Belongs to You".
Miss I.mile Ashivorlh, Coeburn
This was followed by a report from
the various leagues which resulted in
tl.- winning of the pennant by the
(ilainorgan League, which showed a
; rrccntoge of il8.SU per cent.
A complete report by the Chair?
man of the program committee. Miss
IMith Cherry, of Norton, could not
? ? made title to the lack of repre
? ntation of several leagues.
New report blanks to he used as
the basis of the pennant contest were
submitted by the committee. They
were voted upon and adopted.
The evening's program was com?
pleted by a rousing talk made In
Brother Shugnrt, congratulating the
roung people upon their good work
..!.l inspiring them to greater things.
It was decided that there would
be no meeting during January, due
to possible inclement weather, and
that the next meeting would he held
lit Norton oh Friday night, Febiu
After the conclusion of the pro?
gram refreshments were served by
the Coeburn League, consisting of
brick iee cream, lady lingers, caramel
and chocolate candy. The color
Scheme of orange and white?the
league colors, were carried out in the
church decorations and refreshments.
Small white cards, bearing the
league monogram and the verse.
"We're glad to see you; now this is
Witli your push; get up, and tight ?
The Union will help you in whatever
Makes things go just right?"
Printed in gold typo?served us
Flanary Interests Purchased
by Several Capitalists ol
A deal has just been consummat?
ed by which the large Flanary inter?
ests involving control of The Norton
Grocery Company pass into the
hands of a coterie of capitalists ninde
up of II. Hardaway, of Bristol; Lee
Long, of Dante; Scott Litton, of
Clinchficld; A. L. Witt, of Big Stoiu
Hap; W. N, Surface, of Norton; IL I
Osborne and G. E, Ilouser, of Abing
don. The lnttter will succeed It. T.
Flanary as trensurer and will move
his family there as soon as suitable
quarters can be found. W. M. Wrav,
who has been with this concern since
IUI7, and is thus their oldest mem?
ber, will continue as secretary and
It. L. Osborne, who came with them
only a few months later will remain
Many Americans who made a point
of laying up something for a rainy
day, now wish they hnd laid up
something for a dry one.?London
FOR FARM LIFE
Garland Stidhani, Nurton, line
been forced to sell his interest in the
Norton Laundry Company because
of ill health. The concern will
change hands January l.nnd Stidhani
will buy a farm ami take a much
needed rest. The Norton laundry
is said to he the best equipped in
Smithwest Vrginia and the sale price
is reported at $25,000;
STILLS IN DICKENSON
Frcelinfr, Va., Dec. 10.?Prohibi?
tion Officer C. S. Collcy and others
seized and destroyed two stills of
considerable capacity in Cumber?
land Mountain about three miles
above here, during the past week.
Two young men bearing the names
of Kscp ami Sweeney, said to he
from Kentucky, were arrested and
taken to Clint wood, where they gave
bom! for their appearance for trial,
with Russell Heynes as bondsman.
Whiskey appears to be quite plenti?
ful, and here is the usual consequent
disorder over the entire section.
CHILD IS VICTIM
Mary Maxie, 0 yenr old daughter
of Itcv. and Mrs. J. W. Addington,
Bluckwood, died at that place las'.
Tuesday with meningitis. Interment
was made on the Hurricane.
FOX RETURNS FROM
II. B, Fox has returned to Big
Stone Gup after spending several
days in New York, Philadelphia and
Washington as a member of the com?
mittee which is preparing the data
on the proposed Appalachian Nation?
For the week ending December !i
a total of 160,036 tons of coal were
produced in this Held. Conl tonnage
increased 8,314 tons, while coke
stayed about the same with 11,10 1
tons reported for the week.
The N. ? W. hauled 28,750 tons
during the week; the N. & N. deliv?
ered 1,502 tons to the trunk lines at
Norton; the Interstate leads with
?10,0 (0 tons; the Southern handled
36,186 tons and the C, C. & O.
reported 33,082 tons for the week.
By the Large Choir, Assisted
by the Splendid Orchestra,
At M. E. Church, South,
Sunday, Dec. 24, 11a. m...
The morning program will con?
sist principally of Christian carols
and other appropriate songs.
if you enjoy good music and want
a thrill of the best Christmas spirit
you cannot alford to miss this ser?
The public is invited.
Chaplin a Chesterfield
in "The Idle Class'*
it took Charles Chaplin just twen?
ty-two weeks to make "The Idle
(Mass," his latest comedy for First
National, which comes to the Amuzu
Theatre on Thursday.
Besides Mr. Chaplin the cast of
"The Idle Class" consists of F.dnn
Purvianco, Loyal Underwood, Harry
Bergman, Ilex Storey, John Rand,
Lolita Parker and Allan Gercia.
In many of the scenes Mr. Chap?
lin plays it "straight,"with the ex?
ception of bis moustache. And in an
fait evening clothes, trying to con
duet himself as a Lord Chesterfield
should, Charlie almost splits one's
sides. Then, just to pile on the
agony, he shifts back to the familiar
bedraggled afternoon coat, dented
derby and leaky shoes.?adv.
B. F. Kline, prominent Norton bus?
iness man, it reported to be improv?
ing at the Norton hospital, where hi
underwent an operation for acute
appendicitis two weeks ago. His
physicians believe him to be out of
danger and expect to have him out
within a short time. ,
Sale of Clay Stewart Farms
to be Held Up Long Enough'
to Compete Survey ...
The auction sale of the It. Clay
Stwart farms, advertised in this pa?
per for sale December 21, has been
postponed long enough for the engin?
eers to complete the survey of the
property. Rain prevented the work
being done last week and the first
National Land Auction Company,
who have the sale in charge, deckled
to hold the big deal oh* until every?
thing was in readiness.
The Stewart farms are well known
and considerable interest is being
shown in the sale. It is said by far?
mers' of this section that these farms
are excellent for trucking, and it is
believed that most of the small or
"baby farms" will he purchased by
people who see the trucking possibil?
ities of this section.
Watch the columns of this paper
for particulars announcing the cxne':
date of this sale, which will taki
place within the next week or two.
NEW HOSIERY MILL
Forty Homes To Be Erected
On Mill Property at Rog
Rogcrsvillo, Ten?., Dee. IS.?The
Taubel-Seott-Kitzmiller Hosiery Mill
Company, of Rogcrsvillc^ la to open
soon. A visit to the town by Messrs.
Seott ami Kitzmiller put immediale
lifo in the mill operation that was
closed down last sununer oil account
of sluggish rales in hosiery. This
good news was nut altogether unex?
pected since the indications of indus?
trial developments throughout the
country warrant the purchase of sox
by every one that has a job.
The Taublc-Kitzmiller Company
brought from the Kltzmillor-Kciinei
Company a iot adjoining the hosiery
mill 1SI by 101 fur nil extension of
the main building. The purpose of
this extension is to expand the ca?
pacity of the present mill to whole
-100 hands will bo employed. One
hundred and seventy-live hands are
wanted soon for the opening business
with further developments ami ad?
ditions later. The same interest
purchased lands adjoining tie- mill
properties and have planned imme?
diate erection of forty homes for
families who are at work in the mills.
These houses are la be rented at thi
very lowest nominal sum for the
benefit of the mill hands of the com?
The Kitzmiller-Kcnncr Company
have also arranged for the installing
of another boiler ill the box factory
the purpose of which is to furnish
electric current for the motors of
the Hosiery Mill. This extra boiler
capacity is also needed for the de?
velopment of the box factory busi?
ness since the chain of Hosiery Mill--,
of the Tauhle-Scott Interests will, it
is reported to he able to take the en?
tire output of the factory.
This new investment of the Hos?
iery Mill people in our county and
town makes double assurance that
these interests arc permanent and
sufficient magnitude to put the town
of Rogersville up to the front with
any of her neighboring towns in the
textile industry. This is not all.
These people have repeatedly stated
that they have come to be one of us,
to help develop the town, the county
and our industrial welfare.
The people of the town have re?
sponded with their part, having in?
vested in these entei prises hot less
than $50,000 of heir money to start
the operations and place them on sta?
ble basis. They arc now getting their
These mills and large investments
eaa be credited to the energy and far
sightedness of the Business Men's
League. Mr. T. J. Price as secretary
of the Business Organization saw in
the paper that these interests wore
searching for locations in the south
for their Hosiery Mills. He imme?
diately got in touch with them by
wire and through urgent invitation
and explanations of our fitness for
such mills they made investigations,
locating in our town.
Prof: Every time I breathe, some?
Voice from rear: "Better try
STREET WORK STOPS
AS RAIN CONTINUES
All work of laying the liaal coal
of asphalt on the new street came to
a close when the rain began its
steady down poor last week. Units**
weather conditions change it will be
several weeks before the work can
OLD DOMINION TO
BUILD AT NORTON
The Old Dominion I'ower Compa?
ny, of Norton, will build a business
block in that city soon after the first
of the year, according to reports just
received here. The building will be
located at the corner of Ninth and
STONEGA PLAY WAS
If applause and laughter are any
indications of success in dramatics
tile "Old Maid's Convention," was a
howling success at Stohcga Monday
night. A huge and appreciative au?
dience was on hand to witness the
amusing fane which was staged by
i the missionary society of that place
The location of the proposed high?
way in Wild I'at Valley through Lee
county has been completed, and plan,
profile ami estimates submitted to
the supervisors 'if Lee county. The
layout of four and one half mile is
based a pint standard Virginia High?
way specifications, and will lie one
of the cheapest links of road to con?
struct as well as the easiest grades
and alignments and lowest cost to
maintain, in this part of the country.
COUNTY WILL NAME
CANDIDATES JAN. 27
Names of Local Men Figur?:
Prominently in List of Pos?
With the announcement by County
Chairman ?'. .1. ('reveling that the
Republicans of the county will meet
in convention at Wise on January
27 to nominate candidates for ths
ltii!8 election, political interest by
gins anew. Not daunted by the se?
vere drubbing they received at the
polls last month, the leaders have be?
gun early to begin in earnest tho
formulation of plans calculated to
bring the county back into the fold.
"The recent election," Said Mr.
("reveling, "cannot be taken as an
indication of the real political trend
of the county, Wise county is nor?
mally Republican, and 1 am confident
that it will swing bail; when the
county offices are decided."
One delegate ami alternate will
he sent to the convention for every
thirty-three and one-third votes chat
lor Mr. Ilosslhgbr in the November
election. Rased on this scale a total
of 132 delegates will go to Wise next
Witt Is Mentioned
Candidates for the various offices
to be filled next year are coming to
the front. Some of them, both
Democratic and Republicsn,aire mov?
ing among their friends with a view
*.u winning nominations in the two
conventions. Names quite prominent
in the list seem to be those who hav-:
not definitely decided whether to run
or not. A. L. Witt, prominent local
man and general county favorite, is
being urged by his friends to enter
the race for office of county treas?
urer. So far he has refused to commit
himself, nnd would say nothing far
publication. George Taylor, Bast
Stone Gap, is also mentioned by his
friends for the office. Numerous oth?
er names are being mentioned, but
it will be in January before the list
will give any idea of who the Demo?
crats will have to face at the next
RAIN BRINGS RIVERS
TO OLD LEVEL
The rain of all last week has swell?
ed the rivers of the county back to
their old levels. Tho long dry sum?
mer had reduced most of the streams
to mcmoris. Water is now plentiful
throughout this county and Lee.
ANSWERS ROLL CALL
W. H. Games Died Saturday
Morning After a Short Ill?
ness at Age of 64 Years
William II. Carnes, one of Uig
Stone (lap's best loved and highly
esteemed citizens, passed to his re?
ward on last Saturday morning at
;t:i."> o'clock following an illness that
covered a period of less than two
weeks. A gloom of sorrow seemed
to spread over the community when
his many friends learned of his
death. Mr. Carncs was taken ill
about two weeks ago with an at?
tack of influenza hut was not con?
fined to his hod until Monday, De
cemher 11th, when it was found he
also was Buffering from erysipelas,
in its worst form. Owing to his pre?
vious illness he could only otter a
feeble resistance to the ravages of
this dincase uml died after everything
that human hands could do to save
his life. Mr. ( arnes had lived a very
active life. His friends wondered at
the energy he displayed in going
about his daily tasks. Kor the past
sixteen years he hail been employed
as mail carrier on Route I which
comprises the valley section above
town. Owing l? his age he could
have retired from the service one
year ago with a pension but instead
he tiled an application for two more
years and said if he lived ami health
permitted he would try to serve five
Mr. Carncs was born and reared
to manhood at Hickory flats in Lee
county, Vii,, and was married to Mi s
Bnunn Martin at Johcsyllle on De?
cember 26th, 1881. lie moved to Big
Stone Cap in the year of 1801. 'I o
this union were horn nine children,
one dying in infancy, while the oth?
er eight survive, the youngest of
which is 21 years of age. All of the
children were present at the funeral.
Those living at a distance were on
their way here when the end came.
The deceased had lived the life of
a Christian since early boyhood, hav?
ing professed faith in Christ at the
age of ten years, lie took an active
part in church work, in Sunday
School, and revival services. lie
. hcorfully tendered his services in
whatever department they were most
A sti sing testimony of the friend?
ship he enjoyed in this community
was attested by the many people who
attended the funeral services held at
(he Methodist church Sunday after?
noon. The house was filled to its
capacity and many were forced to
? land up. The floral tributes were
beautiful and mimerous,comiug fi .n
many friends at a distance as veil
as from this place. The services V ire
in charge of the pastor. Rev. R, ll
Reynolds, assisted by Rev. J. M.
Smith, ?f the Presbyterian church,
and Rev. A. M. Padgett, of the Bap?
tist church. Burial was in Glencoe
Besides the widow the deceased is
survived by the following children:
Win. It. ("arnes, of Washington City;
John fames, of Norf.dk, Va.; Robt.
P. and Allen M. fames, of Blkhorh,
W. Va.; Mrs. Joe Crlll, Hugh S.
Garlics and Mrs. Wayne Wright, of
l?g Stone Cap. Two brothers, Rev.
.lohn W. fames, of Fountain City,
Tvnn., Rob. S. Carnes, of Pehnington
(lap, and a sister, Miss Margaret J.
Carnes, Were here to attend the fu?
neral. Another brother, Thomas I*.
Carnes, of Roscburg, Oregon, was
unable to be here.
Card of Thanks
To the friends who came to us in
our hour of trouble and contributed
all that human kindness could sug?
gest, to help ami comfort, we return
our hert-felt thanks, and although
such devoted friendship cannot re?
move the sad memories that linger
around our vacant chair, it brings
into view the brightest Hide of hu?
manity, and throws the pure light of
an unselfish friendship into u dark?
ened home. May the day be far dis?
tant when those friends who gather?
ed around us will need similar atten?
tion, hut when the time comes may
they receive the same full measure
of generous aid and tender sympathy
they brought to our home when
death was an inmate here.
Mrs. W. II. Carnes and Fnmily.
Another American explorer Is
planning to return from the frozen
north this winter. We advise him
to bring plenty of good warm clothes
ELECT NEW OFFICERS
Appalachis. Va., Dec. 15.?Appa
lachia Lodge No. 229, A. F. and A.
M., held its regular annual meeting
last week and the following is a list,
of the officers that were elected for
the ensuing year:
Q, A. Williams, Worshipful Mas?
ter; Kobert K. Jett, Senior Warden;
Howard A. Prichett, Junior Warden;
J. Charles Jones, Secretary; J. A.
(iardner. Senior Deacon; J. C. Mc?
Kenzie, Junior Deacon; Uev. F. N.
Wulfe, Chaplin: C. D. Camthers nnd
J. J. McSwecti, Stewards; Frank
A large attendance was present at
this meeting. After the business ses?
sion refreshments were served to
Appalacbin Lodge is one of the
leading Masonic Lodges in southwest
Virginia and is the largest lodge in
membership outside the large cfty
lodges, like Richmond or Roanpkc,
ami stands about the fifteenth lar?
gest lodge in membership in the en?
tire stnte (1120). It is n very pro?
gressive lodge and is known for its
members being well versed in Mason?
ry. It owns its own hall which is
valued at more than $20,000.00 and
plans have been on foot for some
time to purchase a site and build a
larger temple, which no doubt will
be done in the future.
U. D. C. ENTERTAINED
Old Soliders to be Given
Mrs. I. T, .Gilly was the lovely hos?
tess of the December meeting of the
local chapter of the United Daugh?
ters of the Confederacy at her homo
last Wednesday afternoon.
During the business session of this
meeting, the president, Mrs. Malcolm
Smith, appointed a committee to
raise money for the new hooks to be
placed in the school library. Those,
on this committee are Mrs. (!. L. Tay?
lor, Mrs. W. T. Goodloe, Mrs. J. It.
Wnmpter and Mrs. F.. A. Cotnpton,
It was decided during this session
to send to each of the old soldiers on
Sunday lief ore Christmas a basket
tilled with fruits and groceries. So
any one wishing to contribute to
these baskets are invited to do so and
to Kent! their Otterings to Mrs. I. T.
Hilly before Sunday.
Mrs. W. J. Draper was a new mem?
ber at this meeting.
The chapter voted to have a Sil?
ver Tea January 10th, Leo's hirlb
lay. The place to be announced
Following is the Historical pro
tram for the afternoon arranged by
he historian, Mrs. George 1.. Taylor.
The subject being General R. K.
Paper,..General Lee as President of
Washington and Lee Universilv.
Written nnd read by Mrs. Mal?
Vocal Solo.. Washington and Leo
All Hail.Miss Juliet Knight
Mrs. Henry L. Lane
Reading. .Memorial to Thomas Nel?
son Page.Mrs. C. C. Long
Piano Solos. . Love's Awakening..
Mrs. Sara Williams Black
Following the above splendid pro?
gram, Mrs. Gilly, assisted by Mrs.
J. W. Kelly and Mrs. Shaler Giily
served a delicious salad course con?
sisting of chicken salad, potato chips,
tomato aspic and hot rolls, followed
by salted nuts and ice course.
Mrs. Malcolm Smith, the president,
invited the chapter to meet with her
the second Wednesday afternoon in
January at 3 o'clock.
Those present were Mesdames
Malcolm Smith, Goo, L. Taylor, J.
It. Waraplcr, J. W. Kelly, C. C. Long,
K F. T?te, Sara W. Black, J. M.
Young, J. L. McCormick, Shaler Gil
ley, Henry L. Lane, Fred L. Troy,
Misses Rosa Pridcniore, JulieS
Knight and P.uth Smith.
Christ Episcopal Church
Services Sunday, December 21th.
Sunday school and Men's Bible Class
at 10 n. m. Morning prayer, sermon
and Holy communion a 11 a. m. Alt
REV. E. C. BURNZ, Rector.
FRIDAY FOR HOLIDAYS
! Schools throughout the county will
j close Friday for the Christmas hol
; idays. All the teachers of tho local
school will go home on Saturday.