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0L XIX' BIG STONE GAP- WISE COU-No;2-8? Passenger Agents the Southern Railway Sys? tem Visit Big Slonc Gap i iftfti Thursday about nixty ^nctir agents of the South' Railway, being the chief nicial force of tili? department ( the Rronl systom, visited ?kSIiim.' Gap, and took lunoli ii |h? Monte Vista Hotel [he objncl "f tho trip wan chief' y educational; tho purpose of hemnnnK?meiit of tlio road ^ng to acquaint their passen ?ragonts, who are Btatiohed it the ciiiof cities throughout be country, with the Boctionn ?rough ? hieh' their linos pan*, lud with tho people of the Innu? ng towns and oittea along the ?outes. Ii ?,i-.f tin- most, genial indjntolligonl party of gentle ihen Who over visitod this see lion. They wore thoroughly aide awake, and up to date I know n good thing when lh?) ?eoit, They loft Bristol in the morning ami ran to Ap-J palachia,and returning readied Big Slonn Gap at noon. Tlioy j wo mcl at tli?' V. & S. W. I lalion by u committee, of the bard of Trade, consisting of enernl I!. A. Ayc-rs, President, Ueurs. 3. M Hoodloo, .i"i,F,Bul- I litt, joint Vox; .1 r,, <'. B. Sletnp w, t. (i.lloo, .!. 8. 11 am Id en. It. T. Irvine. The party in charge of Mr. II. P. Cary, General Agent of the system, and Mr. S. II. Hard wick, I'nssonger Tralllo Maua- i ^.?r. They wore carriotl hy the I dun ny tptlioMontoVietaHotol, ! where an elegant luncheon had ; b i n prepared for tltein hy j Mannger Parks* and other ro (reshmenta by the Board of I Trade. Tholuncheon was in? formal.ami wnB grontly enjoy? ed by all. Practically ovory tnember of the party declared that it w an the liest hotel and j Service thoy had encountered | ou their trip, which had extend nlthrough sevcraj states and' over several thousand miles of road. At the conclusion of the luncheon there were many calls| furii speech from Mr. John roil, Jr., ami, under pressure, lie responded in a ahort speech | of welcome, which was honrlly applauded hy Ute guests, after] ?hielt thoy wen- invited by ?Mr. !-',,\- to visit" his home, I which thoy did in a body Tin-vi so urn hhd apparently "II read and en joyed Mr. Fox's | books and had heard and been charmed by Mtr. Fox in opera, rhej ?vi ro nil greatly interest. ?t in Booing Mr, Fox's den and Mrs. Fox's reception rooms and lumnier balcony. At the ro quest of her guests Mrs. Fox >'"'K sotnn selections, which fere bonrtily encored. "ho parly was then escorted l?ck |o station and left at p. m. for ihn South. The visitors declared that! trip from Bristol to Big! Stone (; >p, including the wond wfttl Natural 'runnel, wtis the moat pictun Bqno nnd beautiful "f 'heir entire outing, and many *orfl heard to say tlint tlio lo cation o| t:\K stono (lap was <h? most beautiful of any they bad iteen anywhere in thncoun ?7; and all declared tho day 'he in,,si pleasant thoy had 'pent. They were profuse in ?e? thanks to tho Hoard of lr "'' and to tlio people of the l0*n for their hospitality. During their stay there were Normal discussions hotween ?hem and members ot the Hoard ?' frade, |0 which the needs of the town for bettor depot fucili ties nnd particularly for a Un ion depots were discussed, and it is believed that tlio oflloials prbaent will use their inlluonce with the managing pfllcors of the system to moot the wishes of the people of tho flap in this important matter. Pony and Cart Won by James Polk Taylor in Fourth of July Contest In tl.phtoat on tho Fourth of July at Ibis place f?>r the Pony and Cart offered by tho I Athletic Association t<> the boy lor girl receiving tho largest number of votea was won by i James Polk 'l avier, the little two year idd son pf Mr. and Mrs. Ii. Li. Taylor of Ibis place. Tho votes cast for the various boys ami girls are as fellows: James Polk Taylor. Tin; VicfOr Halver 520 Carl Knight BOB K. Itobinetl 3f?fi Harry Zopp . . 102 Jhtnca McCormick 128 l)0lty Heeder John Hullitl Ohnlkloy Ifl Kathriue Painter .'Jo Hannah Alsover .211 Pebble Stone .17 Charley Myers 11 Ktith Smith 0 Harry Kelly Q Lorcno Bennett .o Ralph Ilerahoy .. .1 Jack Millnrd . I COAL MINING IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA St. Paul, Va., July 4.?The month of June has closed with about the same record of con tinoua mine operation in this district as in the month of May which showed a gain of over 40 per cent of coal milled as compared with the same period in IfllO, All are working six days in the week, and the out? put is moving without inter? rupt ion. The Glinchfiold Coal corpora? tion has just finished sinking the lirst important shaft mine ever put down in Virginia, which will he concrete lined ami in operation in a few weeks. Its depth is 120 feet and reach? es nnn of the best seams in the company's property. Tho contract of the National Soldiers' Home for 12,5000 tons of steam coal, was awarded to IheGlinchtinld company in .1 line under the drastic requirements on heat, values in use hy the United States government. THE WORK OF A "RAT" Houston P. Sew ell, a Lee county hoy, grand-son of tho latei Qon'1 A. L. Pridernore, has just completed his lirst year of service as a t ladet at the Vir ginia Military Institute, and he brings to his people more than one mark of distinction. His academic and military records were such that the Hoard of Visitors awarded him a State-Cadet appointment, which carries with it free board and tuition for three years; from the one hundred and fifty members of his class, twenty four were appointed orticerB in tho battalion of Outlets, nnd he was appointed sixtn in rank, Rice Youell, of Norton, being lirflt; bo was a member of tho ha.se ball team, and also won a silver cup as a prize for being the beat ritle-shot in the battal? ion.?Norton News. Civic League Column KDITEl> BY t'UKSS fOMMITTER. Meetings Second FrUHy of Each Month. | Tho common houso-lly has been known Hie worbl over as a lilt by nuisance. Recently it lias been convicted of carrying all manner of tilth disease. It has been rechristened the "ty? phoid - fly ** hv Dr. Howard; and since it breeds in tilth, feeds on tilth,and besmears and bespecks with filth everything it touches Doctor Stiles, of bookworm fame, has also renamed it ap? propriately the "filthily." Now comes the problem: How can we best exterminate the in? sect? i >ur attempts hitherto to solve the lly problem have been ex? pensive, laborous and futile. We have again shut ourselves up in prison behind bars of fly screen, invented all manner "of disagreeable devices?lly-spnt tcrs, sticky and poison fly-pa porsand tryfling little trau-, to kill the few tlmt break into our prison houses: ami to cap the climax of stupidity we pro vide the enemy free breeding places in our stable, cellars and give them all the food they need at our kitchen doors. Aside from disease caused hv Hies, the most expensive and disagreeable element of the present situation is the fly. screen, to keep ourselves in jail with which is estimated to cost annuallv at least ten million dollars. Why not try for a while putting the Hies in prison and let ourselves out? A Ten Day Generation. A recent solution of the lly problem has been of the sort indicated by our successful work against the mosquitoes, ami has attacked the breeding places. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, flies in manure and in other decomposing mat? ter of all sorts. It is a compar? atively easy matter to drain, till, oil or stock with Ashes tin pools of a neighborhood. It is an extremely dillieult and com pier, operation to treat all ac? cumulations of waste matters so that flies cannot breed in them. A generation of flies to be produced requires only ten days and in the cities, even if all stable manure wore moved weekly, thore would still re main the miles of gutters and sewers, the dumps, vacant lots, alleys and accidental accumu? lations everywhere. In the country, oven if all stable and barn-yard accumulations were plowed under weekly, or even daily, there would still he the miles of roadsides and acre, of pastures, so that, as Doctor Howard suys, we can never hope to exterminate the typhoid tly in tin-country by this lim- of attack. According to recent investi? gation, Hies rarely travel more than live hundred yards from the places where they breed. Kvery lly begins as an egg de? posited in some kind of organic tilth. It batches into a tiny maggot within a few hours, begins to feed and grow, com? pletes its growth and comes out as a perfect lly in possibly^ in ten days. It then requires at least fourteen days to mature its first hatch of eggs, and it may live to mature ami deposit at least six layings, of-from one hundred and twenty to one hundred and lifly eggs each. This means that in catching >f one fly wo may be prevent..ig the hatching of nearly a thoils and .Ubers. If we only knew how to catch a Hy, how eat./ it might he to exterminate the pest. All we need to eliminate the lly from our premesis is a dura? ble, effective, outdoor wire screen trap, so-baited that its enticing odors will draw into it all the tlies that comes any? where near. Tho traps we cau buy are intended for indoor use and rust if used outdoors. The IlicB seek their food entirely by smell, and in the traps on the market the bait tray is too smullto compete with the savory smells of the kitchen window. The omnipresent tomato-cau may well be drafted Into Bor vice as tho bait tray, and will |hold' enough selected table scraps to attract tho lly event out of the house. Ti e same small, durable trap that 1? made I to fit over it may, however, be ; placed over a hole iu the cover \6t iL garbage-can. Hy pitting everything attractive to Hies iu ' this recepticle, a complete "focus" of the pests may be es tablished which will draw in every hungry fly and catch it. If all the meat scraps are in? cluded with the garbage, the host of ilesb Hies, the blue-bot tle-and greenbottle-flies, will also be caught, along with sev? eral other common species. Tho stable-fly, tho Hy that "bites" with a sharp sting, the black-fly, the little horn-tly and the bot-Uies, ant all prohnbly attracted only by warm blood, upon which thoy feed. if we allow no free feeding, there will be no breeding on our promises;, and with four? teen days in which to catch a fly between the time it emerges and begins to lay its eggs, this methods ought to do away with the breeding altogether. Before storms, on cool even? ings, or when odoriferous, cook ing -boiling cabbage or can? ning fruit ? is being done, llies swarm into the kitchen. Tho attraction may be food, shelter or warmth. The attraction is complete, we shall probably need to have our kitchen doors and windows screened, and this situation indicates a third line of attack. Flies, buzzing round and try- I ing to get in, continually alight on the screen and crawl uir. Wo should have the screen cover the entire window on tho outside, then, hy arranging two guido strips like a letter "A'*, and near the top of tho screen, leaving a single fly space at the apex of the "A," and plac? ing over this a little wire trap, every lly attracted to tho kitch? en window will bo caught. NO110 of these will go hack to the staldes to lay their eggs. The Civic League has those lly traps ou hand now, ami those who are testing them are very much pleased with the re? sult". Thoy can be bought by applying to Mrs. tuis Mousur price 2ficts. and if the supply on hand does not hold out. the League will take orders and got in a hew consignment. Mrs. .1. I,. Bostwick, on Hilly Avenue, deserves a special prize from tho Civic Long no for the grandest specimen of pink hydrangea ever grown in Big Stone (lap. The plant has been iu bloom for about two weeks now and it is worth walking a mile to see. Quite the prettiest window boxes seen in town for several summers are those of Mrs. Wood and daughter, the mis? sionaries, who occupy tlio front rooms on the left above Miclcloa Brothers' store. Both windows facing the Toiiraine are a gorgeous mass of annual phlox ?just phlox?but you never saw such a beautiful display of phlox in your whole life. NEW BUILDING. for Martha Washington Col? lege, the Popular Method? ist School for Girls. - It is learned that Martha Washington College at Along don is soon to have a new build? ing to be erected at a cost of about $20,000. Some time ago Andrew Car negie agreed to give pi2,000 for a new building for this college upon condition that the hoard of trustees would raise a like amount among the friends and patrons of the school. It is learned that the board has prac? tically completed its shuro of this work, and that the build? ing is now assured. However, tho work will not be commenc? ed until the check from Mr. Carnegie is in the bank to the. credit of the trustees. Thin check will, of course, not be is? sued until Mr. Carnegie has been satisfied that the requi od amount in bona lido subscrip? tions has beeu made. REPUBLICANS NOMI? NATE TICKET. Tho Republican County Con? vention hold nl Norton Satur? day, resulted in tho following nominations for candidates who will make tho race for election this fall: Clerk - W. It. Hamilton, of Wise. Treasurer- K. V. Wohlford, of Coohurn. Common wealth's Attorney?Q. W. Kilgoto, of Wise. Shcrill?W. B. Addington, of Wise. Coiumisisoncrs of Revenue: Baslorn District ? K. M. Add? ington. of Cooburn. Western District -Harvey Fletcher, of Norton. BETTER SEWERAGE. Boydton and Lawrenceville Contemplate Extensive Sanitary Improvement Richmond', Va.. .Inly S. ? Two more Virginia towns have joind the company of these which are improving their sanitary arrangements in order to pre? vent the spread of typhoid fever ami like diseases. Advices re? ceived nl the Slate Department of Health during tin- last few days are that the towns of Boydton has passed an ordi? nance providing thai all human habitations have sanitary out? buildings attached . This ordi? nance is boing enforced with g?od results and with tho full co-operation of the people. In Lawrenceville, the court has authorized a special elec? tion to he held August I, in or? der that the citizens may vote on a bond issue of $50,000 for a complete sewerage system. An extensive campaign of publicity in being enrriod on in tho Bruns? wick towns, and there is every reason to believe thai the bond issue will carry. Health au? thorities declare it will mean an immediate decrease in the amount of communicable in that locality. N ARROWGUAGE RAILROAD Concerning the rapidly de? veloping of tln> coal and timber lands of Kastern Kentucky the Jenkins correspondent to the VYhitettburg Kagle says: "Tho narrow guage road has been completed to ? Kocky Brauch beyond Pound (lap and the Consolidation Coal Com? pany will get most of its sup? plies from there." The Klkhorn citizens who came hero Monday interested iu tho John W. Adams con? demnation suit went away sat? isfied as the matter was amicn hly settled by tho Klkhorn >V Sandy Vally It, ft, paying Mr. Adams ?2,600 and all costs for tho riglil of-way over Iiis land. The right of-way will cost the Ii U. approximately over $;i, 100.?Whitesburg, (Ky.i Kagle. THROUGH TRAFFIC. Itonnoke, Va., July :t.?It is announced at the general office of tho Norfolk & Western that the Missouri Puoiflo Railway and Cumberland (lap Dispatch have entered into a traffic alli? ance for the operation of daily through merchandise cars from Norfolk to PeUblo, Denver and Salt Lake City, over the lines of the Norfolk & Western. DR. JAMES A. DELANEY PRACTICE LIMITED TO Eyo, Ear, Nose, Throat AND Rofraqtldn For Clasaoa Offti e Cornet sUtli und state .Streets BHISTOL, VA.-TENN. We make a specialty of High Grade Cloth? ing, Shoes and Hats, try a pair of Society Kintf Shoes, they're up-to-date in style and ci uaiity. We also carry a full line of Groceries. Smoking and Chewing Tohacco; Feed Stuff, Queensware, Stoneware, Fruit Jars. etc. Anything in Notions at VERY LOW PRICE and EVERYTHING AT A CLOSE PRICE. COME AND SEE US.