f The Big Stone Gap Post._
vol- xix? b,g stone gap. wise county. va.. wednesday, february 22. 1911. n?~S
G STONE GAP
Is to Have a New Up-to-Date
Southern Methodist Church.
Tho pastor Rev. .1 W. \V.
Bhuler, has projected this now
enterprise since coining here in
October. One-half of Hie funds
for tho completion of thischurcli
are already secured, and its
erection is a col tu'nty .
I Tho ohurch is to ho built of
stone or pressed br'ok; very
likely of stone, and when com?
pleted will cost about $10,000.
The building w ill be modern in
all its appointments, ami will
include auditorium, separate
Sunday school claws rooms,
with Sunday school assembly
room, if desired, ladies parlor,
pastor's study, vestibules, chair
loft, with alcove for organ,
tlecending floor and circular
pews, cathedral art glass win?
dows, and other modern con?
veniences. The people are re?
sponding liberally to the call
for help on this enterprise.
The building committee is
composed of Messrs. I'. I''.
Blanion, Otis MoiiBer, ('. s.
Carter, .1. S. Hamiden, and .1.
11. Mathews, all successful
business men of the Gap.
Rev. Shuler has bail wide
experience in church building
and church cxtcntmn work, he
having taken the initiative or
promoted to completion the
building of some eight churches
previous to his coming to this
place, besides various church
improvements. The first church
built by him was ?Rascom." on
the Lebanon circuit, four miles
Southeast of the town of Leb?
anon, Va . which cost about
$1500. While on the Emory
circuit, in Washington,county,
he led the |.pie in the building
of three churches and remodel
illg of one. "New Lebanon," a
$1200 chapel, was built on the
Will Continue to Have Ten
Washington, 1). 0,, Feb. IG.?
Virginia will continue to have
ten congressman under tho
provisions of the apportionment
bill which passed the house
today. The Campbell bill re?
taining the present number and
members in the house of repre?
sentatives would have reduced
Virginia's representation by
one member, Tennessee's by
one, und North Carolina by tine,
while retaining tin: present
number in West Virginia.
The Crumpacker bill, which
was finally passed, retains the
present membership in each of
these States, except West Vir
ginia, and increases its repre?
sentation by one.
Congressman Austin, of Ten?
nessee, made an appeal in be?
half of Congressman Slenip,
saying that Mr Slenip and his
father had worked for years to
make their district Republican
and that he should not now be
thrown out of the bouse. He
asserted that the Republicans
would have to make their gains
in the border States in the
future if they were to gain at
nil ami that to cut down the
representation of these border
States in Congress ami in the
electoral college would be bail
policy for the Republicans.
The bill was passed by Demo
cratic and Republican votes. It
takes effect March 4, 1013, so
that tho next congress elected
will be under its provisions.
Bite <>f the old Lebanon cunip
grounds Ihre?) miles Southwest
of Meadow View. "Meadow
View" church, a modern house,
costing sonn- $8,000. Thin hns
become a strong church. "Cen?
tral," n nice modern chapel,
' worth about $1500, located
midway between Qlade Spring
and Ohilhowio, while the
church of Glade Spring wan
I remodeled by the building of a
tower corner anil putting in
cathedral art ^'ass windows.
< ?n the Wythoville circuit he
secured locations and raised
money and got well on the way,
two splendid churches?"Col
vary," it modern church, cost
lag about $1500, and "Huddle
.Memorial," costing $:),t)(H). This
last is one Of the most complete
and beautiful country churches
in the connection. These
churches are located on Cripplo
Greek, in Wythe county.
While on the Qruham Station
he built one of the liest parson
ageB in the conference. This
properly is valued at $5,000.
While serving as Presiding
I'.ldcr of the liarritnan District,
he promoted several church
enterprises. (Ine in particular
lie took charge of and carried
to completion. 'I his was "Main
Street" church at Crossville.
This is by odds the best church
in that beautiful mountain
town. It is modern and up-to
dad-, anil was built despite
many tlifHcUlties. It cost about
|i2500; This church had only
thirty members, and they were
poor, most of them. Mr. Shuler
BOrvetl as president of the
Church I3x tension Hoard of
I to) B ton Conference for four
years, and took great interest
in all till) church building on
terprises of the Conference
WILL VOTE ON
Tazewell County Proposes to
Follow Wise in the Mat?
ter of Good Roads.
Tazewell. Va., Feb. l?.?This
county will vote on a bond
issue of six hundred thousand
dollars instead of live hundred
thousand. It was decided at a
largely attended meeting Satur?
day to vote on the district bond
issue matter embracing the
whole county, but obligating
the various districts for certain
amounts, the county to vote as
a unit. Maiden Spring district
requires for good roads, $160,
000; JefTersonvillo district,
$200,000, and Clear Fork dis .
trict, $250,000; The stale high
way commissioner was present
and it was largi ly through his'
effortB that the decision was
EXPERT'S OPINION OF
W. M. Acworth, recognized
as the highest authority on
railways in Great Britain and
an author of several standard
works ..n railroads of Great
Britain and America, testified
before the Kailroad Securities
Commission in New York ro
cently that after a two months
study of American railways,
"It has been my opinion that in
actual economy of operation the
railways of tho United States
are first in the world, in the
number of tons per ear; cars per
train; in tho fullest utilization
of locomotives; in the obtaining
of the greatest measure of result
for each unit of expenditure,
they are not. equaled by the
railways of any other nation."
In the above picture is shown the present Southern Methodist
Church at Big Stone Gap. and both the Station and District
GOOD ROADS TO ROANOKE
Kig Stouo < lap, Va.,
Fob. 14, It*j i.
Editor Koanoko Times:
The road improvement al?
ready authorized and under
way in Lee. Wise ami Russell
countiesi will make a continu
ous macadam road from Mid
(Hesborn, Kentucky, acroBH
Cumberlaud mountain through
Lee, Wise and Russell counties
tn tlonakor, in the northern end
of Russell county, with the
exception of one short streteb
in the lower end of Lee county,
which will almost surely be
built within the next two or
three years, passing through
such towns as Cumberland < lap.
Jonosvilie, I'enningtoii I i tp,
Rig Stone Gap, Appalticbia,
Norton, Wise. Coebtirn, St.
Paul and Lebanon. As you
know, the people >f Tnzowell
county are contcmj Inting a half
million dollar bond issue
The roads already authorized
to be built for which bonds
have I.n sold, from the lower
end of Lee county connecting
with the government road
through Cumberland Gup from
Middlesboro, running through
Lee, Wise and Kussel! C unities,
is about one hundred ami
twenty five to one hundred ami
thirty miles long. From one;
I hundred and thirty ti> one
hundred and Hfty miles more of
such road would take von
through Tnzowoll, Hla'nd,
yVytiie, Piilnski, Montgomery
ami Uoauoko counties to Una
noke, Some sections of this uro
already niacadainized or in
Why do you not call the
people of these counties togoth
?T ami inaugurate a movement
for the completion of tin- road
to Kounokc, and make a eon
tinuous highway from Middles
boro, Ky.. to your city? This
would make one of the most
beautiful highways in the
whole country as well as a very
The people of Bell, Knbx,
Laurel ami Itockonstle counties
in K?steln Kentucky are
seriously discussing the build
ing of a like road from M iddles
iboro through these counties to
connect with the blue grnsH
pikes in Central Kentucky.
This road would be less than
one hundred miles in length.
The completion of both of the
mads above referred to would
permit automobile travel from
ttoanoke to Lexington and
Louisville, Ky , over a contiuu
ous pike road It is a road
which will eventually bo built?
Why not do it now?
John w . Oma i.ki.ky.
Clinch Valley Baptist Asso?
ciation at Big Stone Gap.
Va.. Feb. 24, 25, 26.
BUIUECT8 TO HE DISCUSSED
ii\ Joseph T W.u rs, Ski kktaui
1. Problems of the Elementary Grade?
2, Problems of the Period of Youth
8. Probleme of the Adult Department.
4. The Key to Sunday Sottbol Bucoesa.
."? Specific Lesson Preparation. ,
0. The Principles of Teaching
7 Hand Work In the Sunday School
8. The Supplemental Nature of the It.
Y P U.
if The Place of the Sunday School lu
the Economy of the Church.
1. Paatoral I tutorship in the Sunday
School?Her W L Smith
2. Winning our Scholars to Jesus?T.
8. The Sunday School Library? W. N
?t. Tho Sunday School and Benevolence
?Rev. J. II. Haynea
IS. The Country Sunday School?Oai* It
apply Modern Methods Itev ?V I..
a The Superintendent and his Asso?
ciates?Rev. J. vv \v. Shuler.
7. Reaching our Possibilities?Charles
Delegates ami visitors will be entertain?
ed by. th* Big Stone Cap Church during
It v Others
J. B. cum r. Pastor.
I HE BEST Con
Voted on a Bond Issue of
$275,000 in the Election
Lebanon, Va., F it>. 16.?A
$275,.1 g.1 road a bond issue
election wob carried in lt>i?a,-lt
county Tuesday l>> a majority
of from 500 to 600 votes. This is
tlie second bond Issue of its
kind which lias I.n put
through in Kussel I, the last
being fur $150,000.
Wiso county, which adjoins
Russell, voted for a good roads
hood issue of $700,OIK) last
Russell is the third county in
Virginia which has voted for a
second good road bond issue
after having exhausted funds
raised by the first issue of bonds
for improved roads.
Lift Saved W Death's Pour.
"I never felt ab near my grave " uiitr*
W H Patterson, of Wellington, Tex , as
when a frightful cough ami lung Irouiile
pulled me down to lu? pounda, in spile
of doctors treatment for two years' My
father, mother anil two sisters died of
consumption, and that I am alive today
s duo solely to I>r. Kbit's New Ins,.;-,
iory, whieh eoiuplelely cured me Now I
Weigh IS* |Miumls and have iM-en well
and stroii); for years " Quick, safe. aura,
its the liest remedy on earth for coughs,
colds, la grippe, asthma, croup atul all
tbroai and lung troubles .',0c and *to>
r rial buttle free t.uarantecd by I VV
K ally, Druggist. .
Of the Wise County High
There ?lull lie a County Pichl Day it
Itiv; >.Uap, .Saturday, May IS, 1011
Throe poiiilaitta shall be Riven, oheoaoli
i"..r tin- following llnaehall, llaaketball
Tor KlrU, ami tioncral Field Kveiiut
These intin.ints ?iii I?. given lb the i on
lestnut making (Inj highest percentage
throughout tin- series, counting Hehl
percentage in the prollmliuiry gaiuea ??lull
be tbo i.tostanl. r'lcitl Day
.it iIn- following inn yards ilaah, <?00
yard* reiay race by throe boy it, odc-balf
mile imi, running broad jump; running
high juni'p, I..s.l..ill lit row lug by glrist
baseball throwing by lu>ys, throwing 18
pound liamincr, putting l3-|iound shot,
ami six two ..toI on.- lull feel hurdles ills,
trtbutcdover inn yards, . contestant
Ildy* lind girls between |hc .ige of 7 ami
'.M years according io entrance date, who
mako a passing grade on at leant tlire*
sluilies. for Ml full days or Hs> half days
I? lord April I. ahull he eligible to enter
my evi hi
H.king on or about tlx- ground* bo
I Wcell the lillle of |i| ?t entering and last
leaving eith. r lit preliminary or Anal con
test, shall tlebair auyoiio from taking any
further I in any event
father the principal or a teacher -hall
accompany the girls and boys away from
home and see. to it that no. who is not
eligible shall enter any contest
If the regulation! regarding eligibility
be broken by any sch?bt, said school shall
forfeit the game or event in which tin*
regulation i- broken
'Die County Superintendent shall make
a schedule of all preliminary games of
baseball ami baaketbail
Two umpires and two referees for base
bull und basketball shall he selected by
the two principals (or teachers and the
two captains oftllO playing teams
Thd County Superintendent shall select
judges for Pichl I lay.
The Literary Contest will Is; on the
Tortured fur 15 Vears
by a . ure defying stomaoh trouble thai
baflted dootors, and resisted all remedies
he tried..lohn W. Modders, ol M.slders
vilie, Muh., seemed doomed lie bail to
sell his farm and give up work His
neighbors said, "ha can't live much
lunger' "Whatever 1 ate dlatrcsaed
me,' he wrote, "till I tried KteCtrlo Hit?
ters, which worked such wonders for me
that I can now eat things I could not
lake for year* IIa surely a grand reme?
dy for stomach trouble .lust as g**>d
for tile liver and kidneys. Kvery bottle
guaranteed OnlySOoal .1 W. Kelly's
Health Department Cannot
Make Other Arrangements
Itiohmond, Vu., Feb. 18.
The Stute Health Department
is overrun with applications for
froo treatment at the Cntuwba
Sanatorium, and its officers are
nailed iipon almost tlaiJj to
oxpldih timt the State ulroddj
pays about halt the cost of
treatmont at Uatnwba tind can
?mi bo expected to do more for
the patients seeking admission.
State Health Commissioner
Bunion G. Williams, In discus
sin? the matter today, declare I
that treatment at the Sanator?
ium oust j'.' .'>o the patient per
we.'k, anil that of this sum the
State now contributes $4 60,
Calling on patients at the
Sanatorium for only $5 00 tie
week. "It inusi he remember
e?l." said Dr. Williams, "that
the treatment for consumption
is expensive, und that the foo I
given the patients h i- to I.:
unusual quality ami quantity.
This in cessltates a lar^e outlay
fur provisions, which, with the
cost of nursing; ami treatment,
brings illO treatment tip to H"
the iveek. While this figure ifl
low, in comparison with that of
many like institutions, n re
quires thai a larjje part of the
appropriation for Clttawba to
the maint' u.meeof the patients,
In such a uo under t ho
existing law, there is nhsoliitel)
no way of admitting; patients to
the .--,1111101111111 al less than (lie
present ritte $5;O0 the week "
??Where prospective patients
an- without funds," explained
Dr. Williams, "they must rely
upon their local authorities and
not on ihe State for help! The
last Assembly passed an net
authorizing the Hoar I of
Supervisors'of any co?tity to
appropriate a sum nbi exceed
illg $75.00 for the treatment at
Ontuwba of any citizen of the
count) .under eertain reasonable
conditions, The Department
believes that this act will he
invoked by loqttl authorities
whore proper application is
made to Ihein, hut ll ifl UUllhhl
to do more for I hose unfortun?
ates who are unable to pay the
partial <?(?*( nf i rent motu re?
quired of ihum.
'i 'it taw bo is capable of great
expansion, ami lack of funds,
not of grounds, is (ho reason
why we cannot erocl more
buildings itinl c ire for t hos?
wlio wish in enter We shall,
nt' colirHe, admit now pntientft
.1- r iphljy as possible, anil must
look to the people for n more
liberal support of ihe institution
in the future."
For tlie Teachers' Meeting,
Composed of Richmond
and Big Stone Gap
Match 18th, at
From Allen'- Civics and Health.
The Fight for Clean Mils MIm Adelaide
Kvorett l?g Stone (lap.
I'revcntfvo ''lluuianiacd' Medicine Phy?
sician and Teacher?Misa Mary Har?
DepartmentsofSchool Hygiene md the
Present Department? of School lly.
gleno in New York City?Mlaa
Courtney WilllSma, Eaal Stone i.ap
ORictal Machinery for Enforcing Health
Rights, and School Health IteporU?
Mr It M Dillon. Appalachia
f rom Mr. Murray's -lluw to Study.'
The Using of Ideal? as a factor in Study
? Prof. J. P. Ilalatlp, ltig Stone trap,
Provision for a Tentatlyo Itathor ilian a
Fixed AtUtmte Toward Knowledge
a? a Factor in Study .Principal It
It Dougherty, Appalachia
Provision for Individuality as a4'actot in
Study- Miss Mary I'iercc ? llig stone
h ull Meaning of Study; Relation of Study
tot hlldren and to the School?t'rir.
olpai I. I.. Warner? K*#t Stone Qa'pi
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