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p?L- XIX' BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. vC. WEDNESDAY, M?rW^T^- "noTiF A New Era for the South Important Meeting of South? ern Commercial Congress at Atlanta, Georgia, Last Week. Tho third annual meeting of tho Southern Commercial C?n gress that closed it* session at Atlanta hint Friday heralds a noiv era fur the Southland. The sentiment and keynote of meeting whs for the South to j repare for the opariing of the] Panama Canal and to be ready i to take c?ru of the increased population and prosperity that the canal Means for tho South. 'Prepiirb for the Panama Can nlV might Ind.I, ho taken as til,- slogan of the meeting, and if the forecasts made by the speakers in Atlanta como true j the next groat movement of Bettlers will he towards the threat Soiltll instead of the West I or Northwest which has heroto l.ire I'l.-n tin- inecca of home seek era, .lohn M. Parker, of New Orleans, prosidont of the con? gress, in u general statement explained the aim of the organ ttion, congratulated the dele? gates upon the organization' made through organization by those commercial secretaries throughout t he South "of young men looking forward with hope." He deprecated what he termed a decline of the nation into'idleness, luxury, cxtravn police and will excess. President Parker said in part: "Forty years ago a meeting of this character would have I ii beyond tho conception of the wildest dreamer and the greatness of the United States I is typified when the great men I of the nation assist in making the world appreciate the vast ness of Southern possibilities, j "Tho patriotism of the men] who came from the North and Hast and West at their own expense to preach to the whole world on Southern advantages shows the perfect unity of the greatest nation on the globe." President Parker said the| time was ripe when tho great thinkers of the United States I should work out some equitable liasis of taxation t?\ which vast fortunes''may not ho transmit t' d to future generations, w hen i t he fool, or the knave, may usp it to the misery of humanity,"] and a large part at least should ' he used for public purposes for; the hem-lit of the people from whom it was taken. "The natural law of supply ltd demand," he coot lulled. 'should govern our agricultural | products, and the producer and consumer alike, should be pro lectPli fr?rri the speculator." The principal addresses on; t he opening; day of ihe meeting . was by Colonel Knosevelt, who spoke on the subject, ?'The! Soil ill's Obligation in States mansliip ami Bnsines . Kit-1 deavor." President Taft in a speech before tho closing session of the1 Congress reviewed bl'letly the accomplishments of the Sixty tirst Congress, declaring that I its three sessions just tdosed, il 1 had enacted more helpful h-gis Intion than any Congrt bb since the Civil War." Mr. Taft assert? ed that the greatest accomplish? ment of the short session, ended March 4, was the ratifica? tion of tho Japanese treaty. The greatest disappointment, he said, was the failure of Congress to ratify the reciprocity agree nient with Canada. In this connection he referred to his action in calling an extra session of Congress to convene on April 4. The President made a plea to the young men of the new Soutlt to take up the political issues of the tiny from a broad and liberal standpoint and to eliminate from their considera? tion all narrow partisanship and sectionalism. "Come fully into our national communion," said the Presi dent, "with the patriotic pur? poses of stimulating the prog? ress of our civilization in eyery rinlitdirection, maintaining our country's prosperity and a; cumulating its wealth, bat always in subordination to higher ethical standards und to the promotion of righteousness and justice." The address of must interest [to this section was one by T, C. White. State I leologist Of West \ irginin, littt on account of lack of space we can't publish this address. ... PLANS TO SAVE MON? EY FOR EMPLOYES. Contract for Necessities of Life Awarded to Concern at Roanoke, Va. Superintendent S..I. M ulvaney I and R?admaBtbr \V, T. Dobyns, of the Virginia & Southwestern, were in Knoxville WednesdayI ami attended a meeting of Southern officials, at which a I contract was signed by the I Southern ami the \. & S. W. with Sands & Co., of Ronnoke,' Va.v whereby all the necessities of life required by the employes will lie furnished at a minimum cost. The roads plan to reduce the cost of living to the employes In Connection with the plan the Kno.Yvillo Sentinel says: In answer to n call issued by! the (lenerul Superintendent, (1. | K. Loyall.of the middle district, I 8 ithern Railway Company, headquarters Knoxville, every superintendent ami rondmustor | on the middle district was present at n meeting held in Mr. Loy nil's office this morning, at which the liltms of Sands \*. Co. were laid before the olfiei ils by Joseph IL Sands and James c CossbII, who are membersI comprising the linn of Sands & (lompany. The gist of the new arrange? ment is as follows: Sands ami I Company are in furnish food ami clothing in unlimited quantities for the use of rail? road men to t he different div| sums of the entire Southern Railway ('ompany. This linn will pay all the freight charges ' neiden tal to the shipping of the] goods and rat ions. The South | ern Hail way Company will furnish cars in which footl and j clothing will he placed and convoyed to where what are known us "Moating gangs"' are employed. Low Prices Charged. Men employe I by Siunls ami Company will distribute the supplies. Three Bqiiiixe meal-, will bo furnished at the pritse generally charged al popular, priced restaurants for one meal. It is required in the contract that the meals consist of ample! fo nl ami he wholeso tin In! quality. ('lothing will be furnished the men at a minimum cost. Socks, I shirts, hats, caps, coats, trotis I its, vests, linen and other clothing necessities will be aboard ears which will accent pany "(lonting gangs'' to the respective points where the work is being done. Will Lilt llnrilvn. The signing of the contract by the Southern Kailway Co and Sands & Company will.it is claimed, liftti heavy weight from the shoulders of the South ern officials. Heretofore men who were employed on the "Hooting" gangs" and located temporarily at a place far aw ay ftom restaurants, were often placed in dire straits to obtain food, unless they took their lunch with them Effective April I. All of the above officials expressed themselves as being j greatly pleased with the new] supply system, which will lie) put in vogue on April 1. They, sny that it will relievo them of the trouble of looking after the physical needs of their men through the foremen of road gangs, ami that time spent in this way in the past can be devoted, in the future to labor on the roads. ? Bristol Herald Courier. CASTORIA For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bough) Boars the Signatare of Back Home Movement Beautifully O'ored Invita? tions Issued for Free Dis? tribution to Those Who Will Send Them to Their Relatives and Friends in Outside Territory. The Norfolk & Western Rail? way bus just received from tho prees on issue of fifty thousand beautifully colored lithograph invitations. The invitation con? tains a charming picture, in natural colors, of an <>|d Vir gthio Colonial Home, ensconced in a perfect bower of beautiful foliage, trees, flower beds and velvety green lawn. Seated on the lawn is a group of twenty - five or thirty young men and ladies, und the whole is enclosed in a lattice work scroll of gold. Underneath this entrancing picture of typical < lid Southland environment is tho caption, "Wo ore Waiting to Welcome You Hack to Your Old Southern I Homo," und at the side of it on ; the.card appears this in vitution: IUI Homecoming Year -1911 In the Old Southland "Virginia extends to all her sons and daughters who have gone to other climes a most urgent and warm hearted invi? tation to return to the Old Southland again in this Year Of 1 trace 101 1 and help us enjoy the many blessings that have been besfowed 80 lavishly upon iis. Come and gather with us around the old hearthstone and we will try to make your visit so attractive thai yoii will want to >iav and assist in the won? derful development thai is now in progress throughout tbe| South. A big winde settled wide armed welcome awaits you and yours Mr. LnBuumo advises that he will be glad to semi these invi? tations tree upon request from any accredited business organ? ization. Board of Trade, County seh,mi Superintendent, Com missioner of Agriculture or other recognized public ollicial, in lots of ten to one hundred cuds. Individuals desiring cauls can secure them upon Rending sufficient to cover postage and packing, which amounts to s cents for ten cards, l? cents for twenty five cards, lift cents for fifty cards, and .'in cents for one hundred,! or they can he obtained of this! olfice at I' ll COIIIS per package, j If every one in the South who has it friend or relative who has b it tin- old Southland for the newer lands of the North ori Wesi. would Hen.) him one of| these in v ii aliens ii would mean that the message was being sent on! to hundreds of tltous I amis of people who have a most kindly ami loving remembrance! of their old home. This is the outcome of the Home Coming Movement inau j gurated last year, and it is to be \ hoped that all our Southern; people will lend their hearty I co-operation to the railroads of the South in their effort to bring back I hose who have left our! country for other fields. We want them to come and locate permanently if they will, but wo want them to conn- back and visit the Old Southland if only temporarily; and we be Hove that when they have returned and rioted the marvel? ous changes that have taken place within the last few years, they will agree with us that the South today offers better oppor funitieB and advantages than does any other section of the country ami that many of them: will bo induced to settle and! make their home among people who need their assistance and will extend to them a wide armed, big-hearted welcome. (let some of these invitations and send them to your friends, and help build up your state and your locality. Y ou can get them here at this ollice or of F. II. La Baume, Agricultural and Industrial Agent, Norfolk and Western Railway, Roanoke, Virginia. DOCUMENT 5903 YEARS OLD A Cow weeks ago there ap? peared in the press a news I article stating that some North? ern UniVersity had unearthed a lot of pottery upon which some j ancient writings of the date of I Ahnh, the King of Israel, who i built Ins capital at Samaria, and I that these writings were 2P00 years old. A few days after there ap peared in the Courier-Journal] an article stating that some Kreuch gentleman had present ed to some library in Paris a ; document found in an Egyptian tomb, told of the Eleventh Dynasty, making it more ancient than the writings of Moses, and something over 1000 years old. IStit the other day, on the "Dummy" ear, there slipped f rom the pocket of a hoy of eight years, a document n. ire ancient than them all. It was written when the sun was following a fresh blazed trail through the trackless forest, and a newly traveled path across a trailess plain. It was first indicted by (Jain with apiet.f chalk while ho sat under a tig tree watching the tninows nibble at his pin hook tied to a paw paw hark line on a willow pole, as it whirled in the eddying waters of the Euphrates, and was addressed to "Carrie," the daughter of a Kygantian woman It was It rat written in the Hebrew. SyriaC and Chaldeae languages. It has been trans? lated into every tongue of every tribe the ('hiekisaw . t'hoeta w, Cherokee, Creek and Seihin?le: into the Japanese, Chinese ami Siniesc; from the Iltlgeuott, Hottentot and Abysiniun into the Virginia, where we found it. It is perennial, eternal, un? changeable and all-absorbing, and t his is an exact copy : "My Dear Carrie: I will write t" toll yo-U?to tell yob. that I hive yon that I jovo yon bettor than It is unsigned, but any little girl win- puts her name in place of Carrie's can tell you who wrote it What a story it tells of doubt and courage and sweet emotion. A manly declaration of a noble sentiment in the sweetest of wortls. In what year this document appeared, we an- left to conjee tnre, hut from our own exper? ience and observatit) i, Cain could m" have been older than eight. \... however, can tlx pretty nearly the season in which it took place, for has not Ton hyson said In the apHhd tbno the iris turns a (I nker hue upon the dove, In the aprltig tlifiora young nian'a fancy I llghtiy tiirna to thoughta oi love," i and the month exactly, for has not our own Shakespeare said the month el'luve Is the month of May. ' Hut it seems that the CO etluca-| tion of the sexes, model It meth? ods and short school hours has] enabled the High School Swain] Am! make the month of lave the munth ufMareh ' Hut do these ftinny effusions of the precocious lad of tin' present day presage the persistency of the passion of the lads of the former times? Have we any assurance that the constancy so beautifully expressed by the poet, ? That the heart that Once truly loves, never forgets, Itot as truly loves on to the close; As the'son-flower turns on the sun when it sets, The face it turned when it rose,'' has not been changed in the kaleidoscope of school hooks and rules of tho Hoard of Kiln cation as taught by a coterie of voting, beautiful and attrac? tive ladies trained in the school of Normal methods ami I.ovu'ri High Court!1 May we not ex? pect the poet's beautiful lines to be paraphrased by the pas? sionless poet into something I like this: ''The heart that once early loves always forgets, Ami never love* on to the close; Kor the sun-lsmoct turned on tho son if he weil, Is worn by a different Pose. The moral of this story is that they are courting t?nie in tho public school, and cupid is more I than keeping pace with the progress of the sun. Civic League Column KDITBU BY THK LEAGUE, Meeting*, Fir-t KrhUr of K?ch Month. At a meeting of the Rxeou ti vo Commlttoeof the Woman's Civic League, liclil March 'JAth,1 the following resolution wasi adopted, and a copy of Hornel sent to the Town Council: "Resolved .That the Woman's Civic Leag?e approves the ac? tion of the City Council in its ordinance of March IS, 1911, rcquii ing the covering or re? moval of Stahle manure for the I purpose of tlghtitig the house j lly. and We pledge ourselves individually and ns an Associn tion to help as far as lies in our power to carry out the ordinance and make it etTectivo." righting Files. It is hohe too early for the I housekeeper to resolve that she! will tolerate no Hies in her house this summer. The Mies! which have lain dormant all winter are beginning, one by one, to become active, or, as we say, "To come to life." He member that each lly which is allowed to buzz about now means one hundred ami twenty ! Hies hefot e t he season is over. | Tho old tigage, "A stitch In tinn-saves nine," is multiplied, several times. The lly, whieb was hitherto) considered a "harmless crea? ture, is becoming generally known as a filthy pest, and as a carrier of disease and germs. Now that housekeepers are bo coming aware of the real facts ei the ease, Mr. Fly is going to have a bard time collecting the tilth of the barnyard on his hairy feet, and then Hying into) tho bouse and wiping bis feel on the sugar or on tho milk pan. Mrs. Fly, too, will find it dilti-1 cuit to find enough garbage or tilth about the back door to lav ItOI OggS in, and ii rear her buzzing family of children and-l grandchildren, All thatisrieeos sary is for the housekeeper to know that Hies a:e not only annoying,.bill really harmful,j and she will protect both her? self end her household from, them. I he Life IKltory nl the l ly. Like tho mosquito, tho lly begins life as an egg, and passes through the larval stage, where! lie is known as it maggot; then! through a pupal stage, .-meig I ing full grown as the well known winged pest. I'nlike the mos piito, the lly never hatches in wat.-r. The eggs are laid inj some organic matter on which, the larvae, or maggots, may* feed after batching, Morse1 mannte is the favorite breeding! place for t he lly, and, according 1 to experiments made in Wash } iugton, the lly will breed more rapidly in horse manure t ban in I oh} ot her substance. The ideal method of getting' riti ol Hies is, of course, to pre-] vent their breeding. In the country under present condl-l t ons it is not possible to com ! pletely prevent the breeding of Hies. Much can be done, how-: over, by attention to the barns and stables. If the manure ami garbage are removed once u week, the principal breeding places are destroyed. The keep? ing of the house and stables absolutely free from tilth and rubbish of all kinds offers the llnnl solution. i lonBiimption ami typhoid are probably tin- diseases most often carried by Hies, but there may be others not now recognized. MAKING A GARDEN. It. was the busy hour of four When from a city hardware store Kmerged a gentleman who bore 1 hoe. 1 spade, 1 wheelbarrow. From thence our hero promptly Went into a seed establishment And for these things his money spent, t peck of bulbs, 1 job lot of shrubs, I quart of assorted seeds. He has a garden under way And if he's fairly lucky, say, He'll have about the last of May 1 squash vine, 1 egg plant, 1 rndiah. BRIGHTER OUTLOOK IN COAL FIELDS State Convention Will Gather In Richmond In Annual Session In April. Bluefleld, W. Va.. Mar. 2.1.? from nearly all ipjnrtors of tho C?al Held brighter reports are coming in nud production has commenced again, but not with Blich a rush uh to flood the market and demoralize condi? tions for ft longer period. From Gary come* the news that the United States Coal <.t Coke Co. will increase its tonnage monthly by about 1,000 ton? Until capacity ia reached if the demdhd continues to increase as it is now doing. The com? pany, it is said, will no longer make coke hut ship its coat by the product ovens. This in? crease in tonnage should enable the Pooahontaa district! to make now high record marks for tonnage. The Solvay Collieries Co. shipped more coal during February than during any other month in its history, and it is not expected by the operators that this new high record will Stand long, us the company has considerable demand for its output. I'he .1. B. It. Coal Co , recently taken by the Now England Coal & Coke Co., has also I.n iloing some heavy shipping, while other mines have bettered their previous records for February. Unfor? tunately outside of the Tug Kiver and Clinch Valley Held8 the same proportionate increase did not hold good in February, and tho late start which the companies got in March does not bespeak a record breaking mootii, although it is believed that enough coal may be ship ped to pass the million ton mark which has not 1.n missed any month since I'.mit. CAMK "HACK HOME" TO BEGIN AGAIN. Last fall Mr; Jacob Robinson, who owned a line farm near Florendo; in this county, and who says he was doing well, sold his farm, stock, household goods, etc., and emigrated to State of Washington, to got rich (llltck in those widely advertised and much boosted farming lands in that section: He located at Meltingham, on the west side of the Stale, bought sonn- upland, with timber on it, because it was cheaper than the valley land, and proceeded to make a home. It cost him $160 an acre to clear the laud; Shortly after his arrival he saw that he was in for it and began his prepara? tions to leave. The residents there told him he was going too soon; to si.- ? and unload on some easterner, who would, in time, come and buy. Mr. Rob? inson knew of a number who had been wailing for a long lime to catch a sucker and were impoverished by the wait, con? cluded that he would get mit while he had some money left. So last week they arrived hi re, and Mr. Robinson is look? ing for a farm. Ho says that he knew when he had enough, lie says that it is a first rate coun? try to go for one's health, but to go there nud livo as a farmer it would he sheer folly. Fruit grows in abundance, but it is specked with the seal and unfit for market. Ho further says it does not pay to grow timothy hay that brings $12 a ton on r:ioo an acre land. The price of eggs there is high, but the hens don't lay. Mr. Robinson's experience cost, he says, about j:t,(iu(i, and he is hack in old Rutherford to make hack what he lost to the laud sharks of the glorious State of Washington. This experience is a true ono ami should give tin impetus to ithe "Back Homo" movement now working in the South. Those who left their homes in the Southern States should come back to see how the country has improved and how oasy it is to make a living on the farms that were once red clay, worn out washed hills. Come on back, hovn; come "buck home."?Murfreeaboro ..Tenn.) Home Journal.