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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 1011. PuUnhul Every Werluo.lay bj the WISE PRINTING COMPANY, incorporated GILBERT N. KNIUHT. - Editor. On* Year. Six Month*. Throe Months Entered ?cconllne; to txntal regulation* at the poet office at Rig Stone <;a). at onil-ctass matter SUBSCRIBERS are earnestly re? quested to observe the date printod on their address slip*, which will keep thom at all timos posted as to the date of tho expiration of their sub? scription. Prompt and timely attention to this request will save all part ies a great deal of annoyance. SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE Editor Lost: 1 have been requested by Mr, F. M. Uunnels, General Secre? tary of the Virginin-Tcnnessee Agricultural ami Industrial \n sociation, to bring to the attention of our farmers and fruit growers, the School ol Agriculture. to bo held at Bristol on the 21, 22 and 23 days of February. There will be three lectures daily, on matters of vital interest to fruit growers, and farmers generally. This school is held under the auspices of the Virginia Pol) technic Institute, an institution that is doing a gn at w,,ik in educating the farmers of Un? stete in scientific agriculture. No Held of industry has mir passed the advanced strides of agriculture within the lust live years. Unless ho desires to be a back number, the fanner must now be informell on scientific agriculture, ami up to date methods. The old methods are fust getting to be a thing >'i the past, and intensified farming the getting the best results from each acre of land - tue the future problems for the solution of tho farmer. All tin' public lands are fast being taken up and settled. The day <>f the cow boy, am! "cattle on a thousand hills" will he soon numbered among the romntic days of the past Land is in creasing in value as our popu lation increases, and it is be? coming more ami more essential for the faun, r to post himsolf along new lines of development, It is to be hoped that our farmers will take advantage ??! these free lectures. Those who will deliver them tiro experts in their respective lines, who have by years of study and practical experience, fitted themselves 10 speak intelligently, and with authoi lly. Respectfully, H .). \\ Kits Independent undertakers in New York have opened war on the Undertakers' Trust! Their aim is to reduce the cost of dying. Chicago's reported drop in food prices seems to apply chiefly to such fresh eggs and fresh butler as have been in storage more than live years. Since the big Democratic banquet the Baltimore Mint Jolup Association is languish ing, as mint is exhausted. The Chinese queues are going next month, according to re ports, and the Guggenheims have an option on them. Those Guggenheims certainly have a pull. Champ (Murk is something of a wag, his latest joke is thank? ing the Democratic caucas for "this honor which you have bestowed upon me," when every one knows that he and his friends had it all cut and dried for mouths. si.oo .so .25 Civic League Column RDITBD BY THB UBAOCE Mwiiii(t?. First Friday of Each Month. Finding the court room locked, the Woman's Civic League was uguin offered n comfortable room for its month? ly meeting by our obliging friend, Mr. 0. C. Cochran, The minutes of the previous meeting were read and npprov ed as reful. The report of the i Rxecutivo Committee was given i by Mrs. Pettit. This committee ; held a meeting at the home of] Mrs. Irvine, Friday, January : 'Jo. at :< p. in., at which meeting] the cuts and estimates of drink - ing fountains for the school were submitted by Mr. CouttB The committee acted favora? bly, ami advised Mr. Coutts to install one fountain, for inspec? tion, in the basement of the school. By this time the foun? tain is in place, and apparently satisfactory at a very nominal cost, and with the aid of a generous offer of the surplus of the Board of Trade's Treasury, we expect to place one drinking fountain in every school room. The efforts of our school children in canvassing the Bed Cross Seals, which amounted to $18.68 in cash, will go as part payment for the fountains. The Fasher Sh-pp Musical (Jo, will be the next number of our Lyceum Course, on February ID, We have thus far had two numbdrs from the Alkahest Bureau, and they proved Intel lectual as well as entertaining feasts, and we feel confident ?heir musical numbers will he equally enjoyable. A few com? plimentary tickets have been issued by the League, and we hope parties receiving them w ill avail themselves of the oppot (unity to hear the good things in stot e. A not her dumping ground fot our garbage is very oecessan. and a committee is at work, gaining the permission of in liuontial citizens for the filling up of an artificial cavern, whose capacity is "within bounds,'' yet insatiable for the devouring of white winged spheres The question of unpaid due still follows us like an accusing] Nemesis, Ladies, this is the last call. Next month begins another year for our Leaguo, when dues igain will b.died j od Why not pay one dollar now instead of two dollars next month! We were pleased to have ns a visitor, Prof, Voting, Who is very mtlCll pleased with the drinking fountain, installed, lie also presented to ns the ad? vantages of increasing our school library, furnishing a room as a reading room, con? taining the current magazines und newspapers Any ml van tages we can possibly idler our young America in school life meets with our entire npprobn lion; hut, the amount of money involved 8taggurcil us to such an extent that the matter w as A letter from Ooiicrdl Avers, President of the Board of Trade, Was read, asking our aid in tlie advertisement of out town as a summet resort, hi point of good rends, altitude, (ielighflll climate and medical springs. The spring have had our attention of yore, and it was mOVed and seconded that we revive our interest and raise a certain sum to beautify their location. Mr. Colitis paid us a visit, also, asking our aid in raising live hundred dollars for the ad? vertisement of our town for summer visitors His petition was Bigned by numerous busi? ness men, pledging one hun? dred und leu dollars. Mr. CoilttS assures us that by thorough' canvassing the town the money can readily he rais? ed and the results of money spent will prove a boom to the town. The League thoroughly appreciates the interest Mr. CouttB has anil is manifesting in our tow n, and the energies he tints forth for the welfare of same. This motion made by Mrs. Pettit, and a rising vote of thanks was accorded the gentleman. It seems that great things are coming our way and are beiti;' thrust upon ns, and we cannot (as weak women! shoul? der the entire responsibility of these vast projects, Mrs EC, K. Ooodloe moved that Mrs Irvine appoint a committee to meet Oen. Avers and Mr. CouttB, for the purpose of ascertaining definite) kuowiedge hb to the plans ami means of advertising our town. The motion earriod and Mrs. Skeen, Mrs. Pottitt, Mrs. Goodloe, Mrs. Irvine and Mrs. Kilbourn constitute the committee. Last year twenty-five dollars was voted for shade trees for beautifying our sidewalks. We neglected ordering these trees until too late. A motion wus carried that the trees he order? ed, also that another twenty live dollars he added to the original sum. These trees will he planted from the Dummy Bridge all the way to the (lap. We will also call upon our city engineer to deline the pave? ment along here for the proper planting of trees. A goodly number of members sle.w.il their interest by their presence at this mooting. In union there is strength; and repetition is encouraging. If liiere are any aspiring suf? fragettes in our League, we hope to hove them with us next meeting (the first Friday in March) when thoy will be given the fr.loin of the ballot in ibe election <>f u.-w officers f..1 the ensuing year. Skcrbtaky. SCHOOL REGULATIONS. To lhe Patrons of Pig Stone (lap School: We realize that keeping pupils in for a special period of time, along with other devices on the part of the teachers, do i,.a w ith cei lain pupils in our School, a..inplish the desired results For an example: As I stat. d last week, our maximum penalty at the ?'dinner hour" is minutes This penalty may be r. p. aied a- many days as is uecesH iry ;.. pa> off all p.il t ion S ? In n a pupil, tho* h< max n. I by any means be of a rebellious nature, get so smart thai b>- reulir.es he can talk all In- pleases on 2ii minutes a day, andi further, prefers to follow this course rather than to comply with the law. it becomes necessary for us to fmin some regulation providing for a pen? alty for the accumulation of penalties Therefore, at our last Faculty meeting, our regula? tions were amended to read as follows: "Any pupil in the High School Department that is reported for disobedience shall b.. punished in the following manner: "First offensi Stay in 20 minutes at noon, and in addition to this, wrile neatly a given w 01 d 21 >o times. "Second offense: Stay in 'Jo minutes and wt it.- a given won! ion times. "Third offense: Stay in 211 minutes and write a giv en word ??tl l mies. "Fourth offense; Stay in "Jo minutes and write a given word] sue tunes. ''Fifth offense: Staj in 'Jn minuter and w i ite a given word Inno times." if this is the llfth time the pupil has I.n reported in four consecutive weeks, he shall, in addition lo the above penalties served, bo suspended for one j week. The pupil is to study the 20 I minutes he remains in at the 'noon hour, and write the words 'given at home after school hours These words must be neatly written else ihoy will be rejected, ami required to be ! writ ten over. i Tin-same regulations above mentioned apply to the dram mat Grades, With tin- following except ion: "When a pupil is reported live times, ho shall be sent to the Principal to he dealt witli as the Principal decides. "Tin- second fifth time lie is reported, he shall be suspended for one week." Third and Fourth Primary tirades are subject to the same I regulations,with this exception: "No one in the Primary Grades shall he suspended." We realize that the proper order and discipline in a school goes a good ways toward simp ing manhood and womanhood. Of course, it is by no means everything, still, the spirit of disobedience on the part of any pupil must be clu cked, and not allowed to grow, if not, the same will bring forth fruit after its kind in the future men and women. There never was a time when the cry for "(Ibedionco to Law," in the home, in the school, of the land, and to our God, was louder and greater than it is today So many of our parents are forgetting, it Beeme, to teach their children the "old time" respect and obedience and roverenco duo those in authority in the home and elsewhere. The above regulations are designed for no other purpose than for the good of your children, aud for the best in? terests of the school. So again we say, let us have your hearty co-ope ration. Very truly vours. H. H. Young. 1'. S ?A special regulation concerning the "Dinner last." "if n pupil is tardy three times at noon he shall be taken off the "dinner list" for a week. If he is tardy live times after that, he shall be taken oil the "dinner list" altogether." II. II. V. Solver, a Deep Mystery. ? I want to tlia.uk you from the bottom ,if my heart " wmte G. It Rader.of l ew tabnrg, W V? . "for the wonderful doit ble benefit I gol from Eteetrl? ?Itter?, In enring ine of both a eerero Caae of atom .i.h uoiihle and of rheumitlem, front which I bad lss-n an almost helpless -ill rerer for ten yeare. It suited my cane an though made just for me l or lyspep sia. indigestion, jaundice and to rid the system of kidney polaona that eauae rlicn uiatiam, Electric. Itiiters has no equal Try them. Every bottle is guaranteed in satisfy only ."Hie at Kelly lirug Co School Notes. "Did I pass?" was all the] teachers heard last week. The results of the mid term finals last week show that good work has been done by the school body in spite of the many interruptions. The teachers are always glad to see visitors at any time, par? ticularly} if the saitl visitor imagines he has a grievance against any member of the faculty. A patron who sees only his child's view of a school matter, and is not big enough and bread enough to see that of his child's teacher, also, would lightly be included ill the fool killers list of Undesirable citizens. If any man hastens to the school building tilled with what he supposes to be a righteous indignation against any mem? ber of the faculty and returns some hours later feeling like a bad penny and looking like one, his friends may be safe in con chiding that he got all that was coining to him up there, and that from henceforth he will be a sadder ami wiser man in school matters. The following little paper was written by a Grade 111, Sec It pupil, nine years of age: lltnjamln Franklin. Ill TKIi Witt.i llenjainin franklin was a good boy Me was vciy poor, lie liked to lead Iii-, father worked milking candles and soap llenjainin had to help him When they would make some benjamin would sell them When llenjainin waa not working he would stay at home anil read lie would help hit hrother in the printing office, lie would borrow tssiks und sit. I up at night and read them, so in- could return them the next morning. When he wanted to know anything he would not ask anyone else, be would go and study for himself, lie watched ants and little insects (hie day be made him a kite Olli ol a piece of silk, with a steel rod on top. He had a common atrlng, and at the end of the atrtng he tied a key The key he tied to a bottle, and then he tied . silk piece, and got the bottle full ol electric Ityj and made a door bell, and many other thlnga. lie eohl the old hooka and got money ami bought more new i><*iks We use electricity for telephones and tele? graph! ami electric lights. GOOD ROAD TRAIN TOURING COUNTRY. Washington, D. (\, Feb. .!.? During the past week the Good Bonds Bureau of the Agricul tiirnl Department, organized ami sent on tour probable tin most interesting anil instruct it e special train that ever stopped within tlie borders of the national capital. The special is known as the Demonstration Train on Bead Work, and it is destined to visit the various slates for the purpose of educa? tion in good road construction. The train consists of two special curs, one rrying a BtereopticOD and rn slide on rondmitking, a, tiu other containiug models of roads, photographs of different types of roads all over the country aud models of road making machinery. Muny of these inouVlK have never been used before, nmi ill attract the attention oi road builders everywhere. The good roads train has gone to Pennsylvania, where it will make the circuit of the smaller towns for the next two months. The future of the train has not been decided upon, but there are requests for it in many states. .Members of the Virginia delegation will endeavor to have the oars make a tour of that state as soon us possible. AN ORDINANCE By r< quest of Mayor Horton, we publish below section 2, page 16, of the amended Town t ?r tlinnnce, which relates to tho powers of fire department of? ficials, and is as follows: "Section 'J. Any association of twenty or tudre men may. with the approval of the council, organize themselves into a roluntcci lire company, ami make auch by-law s. rules anil regulations, subject t.? the approval of the council, as they shall ace 111 for their government ami o -ntrol, conaUtcnt with the lawatof this state and the general ordinances of the town They ?hall take charge of the flro apparatus of i he town, are to Its proper carp noil pro tcction miller the general direction of t tie committee ol the council >.n sowers, water works, anil lire, ami lo tlo all things in Unit |miwci which inay be ilcciueil ncees saty i" prevent ami control miy conllngra lion. Alt members of tho tiro company, when <>n activu duty, at any conflagration, shall have the powers of pollcOIIU-n ill preserving onlor, in preventing the sprcail of conflagration, and in taking care of property. sueli notice |K>wcrs t?> be direct? ed by the pn.por officers of the pollen gnanl ami the Are department All per sons present at any conflagration may be required by the proper ofllccr of the police guard or tiro department to aid in extinguishing the Haines, In preventing tbelr spread, and In taking care of prop? erty, and aiiy |s.|s.ni rcftislng lo obey orders of tin- proper nlHolals of the tire department, or of the police gnanl. shall lie re|K>rted to the mayor, and on ench conviction thereof lined not less than on noi more than p.*o.oo. for each olleiuc " Back Home Movement Ami What it Means to the Southern Stales. The hack home movement, inaugurated in North Carolina and originated by W, I?. Rob? erts, of the cii.n lili. ld Railroad, can be made to roll 11 i hll te more to the i.pie of Virginia! North Carolina and the South than any other propogntiilti that lias been introduced in fifty years. The proposition is a simple one. All that is necessary is for every resident of the State to show an interest in bringing back the friends and relatives that have gone out into other territories to seek their fortunes ami a new home. The railroads show an unnsu al interest by their hearty co? operation and willingness to distribute literature abundantly showing the unusual possihili ties that await homeseekers, newcomers and returning friends who come down to help us share in the many bounties that have been extended to us within the past ten yours. F. 11. LuBuume, of the Nor folk and Western railroad, has just issued a lot af illustrated booklets relative to Poultry and Live Stock Raising, General Kat ming. Truck Raising and Fruit Growing, in addition to the large illustrated Quarterly .Magazine (The Southern Home seekers ami Investors' Guide) An> resident of Virginia or Not lb Carolina who will semi in names of absent friends and relatives will confer it favor not only upon these friends, but upon themselves and the Matt as well, by Heuding the names of these people residing in the North and West, so that Mr. L&Baume can send them an attractive assortment of litera? ture, maps, raies, etc., ami a most urgent invitation to come down ami investigate our section. (ine of our citizens who occa sionally wipes die dishes for his wife, became tired of the; job ami refused; saying "that it is not a man's work." Xot feeling disposed to lose his help she brought the Bible out to convince him of Iiis error and read as follows from II Kings, 1*1:15: "And will wipe Jerus? alem &b a man wipoth a tilth, I wiping it nnd turning it upside* (down." It is needless to sny I that he is stilt doing his oceu ! sional stunt.?Exchange. As a result of an agreement reached by tho Pullman Com? pany and the Interstate Com merce Commission, the rates on upper berths will be lower, beginning February l. The reduction will amount to 'Jo per cent, below the charge for lower berths. This reduction applies to Pullman cars every? where, and anyone in the fu? ture who wishes to save on their traveling expenses can do so by purchasing an upper berth. NOTICE. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Interstate Railroad Company will he held at I'll-' Fleischman House, Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, February l.'.th, lull, at 12:30 o'clock, p. in., for the purpose of hearing annual reports, electing a Board of Directors and transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. II B. Price, Secretory. NOTICE. The annual meeting of the stockholders of Tho Virginia Coal and Iron Company will he held at The Fleischmutl House, Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, February 15, It'll, at 12o'clock, noon, for i he purpose of hearing annual reports, electing a Board of Directors and transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. II. B. Price, Secretary. OKOliK (lt: PUBLICATION VI id. IMA In Hie Clark'* Office of the Circuit Court of Die County el Wise, the 8ml ihvy of February. 1011. s.ii llymsn, Plaintiff, ? \s in i IIANCKIiV .i f .loin s Defendant * Tho ubjeel of this suit is to review a decision ot the Circuit Court of Wise eoiiutv heretofore entered in the above styloi i aline, ami lo si t Mldc and annul the s.iiii tinal decree rendered therein ami it apiiearlng from affidavit on tlh- in the above styled cauae that Sol llyman is not a resident of the State of Virginia, it is ordered that he aptiearhere within fineen iUv* after due publication of this order and do what is necessary to protect his intereat in this case, and it is ordered that a copy of this order be published once a week for four successive weeks in the l?g Storni flap I'oat, and a copy Is- posted at Hie from llo?r o! the l t?Urt House of said county, as prescribed hy law . 'feste: i A JOHNSON, i lerk, bond .? itrnce Attvs For i.e. Jones. ? tsc, Va. Feb s-tl-s NOTICE. In the United States Uistrici Court for the Western I?atrial of Virginia; In the matter of T. J. I , ? , Palmer, Bankrupt . '" K*nk??P??y Noli.if the sale of store lease, and ?took ot merchandise Pursuant 16an order entered on the Mini day of January, lull, hy the linn. Ii I' Italloy, Iteferco, In the above mat? ter, the nnderalgiied Trustee in Hank ruptoy, will. Monday, the 87th day of February, mil, on the preiu laea in the town of Appalaohla, Vir? ginia, sell at nubile outcry ' An uu ?In i.led one-half interest In the uso of th. -ton- building situated on lots 7 atat S of lihs k li. Keystone Coat \ Iron Co.'a Plat No 1 i>f the ivaid town, for the p. rlod of tin yeais from the first day of March, 1810." TKItMS OF SALE l or cash mi Had on the day of side, on,, thin! ..f t,. amount of the purchase i n. e bid, and on the balance a credit of six and twelve months will be given, l!u purchaser giving notes witb good secur? ity, hearing intereat from the day of aale, negotiable ami |?tyahlc at the Domlniou National Hank, of Bristol, Va N, It 't he purchaser may pay all cash if he so desires, '.'nil. On the same day and at the same place, t will als? sell for cash in band on day of sale, all that stock of gisats, wares and merchandise, lurniture and fixtures in the store building alsivc mentioned. ltlIis Solicited l'tior to the day of sale I am authorized aud directed to solicit bids on the said stis'k of goods, either us n whole or in job lots, on which the follow ing terms will he given, to wit: One third Raab, the balance on a credit of six and twelve mouths, the purchaser giving notes bearing Interest from day of ?nie w ith good si curdy negotiable and j >?-:. at the Domlniou National Hank.of Bristol, Va. Send your bids to the undersigned at Big Stone (lay, Va. Respectfully submitted. W. .S. MtTIIKWH, Trustee in Bankruptcy for.T. .!. Palmer, '< H llankriipt