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?OL. XIX, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAYTT?JGT^lmK No. 31 eo. W. Wolfe ound Dead on Railroad Track Near Clinchport. , W. Wolfo, a merchant sort Ferry and a promt ?t business and real estate nan wiop'.y known, mot death instinte between Wednesday ?ht or Thursday morning on railroad track near Clinch in a manner that, as yet, involved in mystery. Uu , lote <>f them, are atloat: .'think that drink was the Joiecause, and that; while in? toxicated, 1"' wandered on the ailroad and.was.struck by tho train. He was found lying on the track in a cattle guard. Hut not mangled as much as it he would have been had the (rain hit him and ran over dim. Others hold tho theory of foul play. A remarkable coincident is that one of Mr. Wolfe's dungh lern w it here to attend the ex? amination of teachers a few months ago, and just as she iviK entering the examination ord carilB of her brother-in law, Mr. Ingle Jennings, com nitticg Miicide. The second examination of the teachers commenced yesterday, and Miss Wolfe wois here, and hud jjbhe' to tli" college building to attend thi examination, when she re eivcil the news of her father's death. A coroner's jury was impan? eled by Squire Hindoo. That the .Ii i eased was murdered ami his bbtlj placed on the railroad track to conceal the crime was the verdict rendered by the coroner's jury late yesterday afternoon. Mr. Wolfe was a member of 0 |m--' thai captured and killed Tompleton and Wright, two desperadoes who frequented this soction several years ago. A Mr. Crabtreo, of Hawkins county, 'renn., wus also instru Illental in causing their appro Ii one Ion. Last Wednesday morning, it is alleged, Mr. and Urs Crabtree were found dead at their home, having been] killed sometime during the previous night, and the death of Mr Wolfe this week has caused much speculation, some entertaining tho theory that the rucont tragedies were commit led bv friends to avenge Wright and tompioton. pre. Rollins and Marker, of tins city, and Dr. Fugute, of Clinchport, were members of (ho coroner's jury. Seventeen dollars in currency, aonio ilollar check and eight centa in specie wero found on tho victims body, which tends to show that robbery was not a motive in tho crimo. Mr. Wolfe was a very popular man, and the news of his death will bo received throughout this section with genuine -egret. Mr. Wolfe was a woulthy man leaving an estate valued at $200,000, lie is survived by a wife urTll several children.? Onto Citv Reporter. . LOCATES IN MIDDLESBORO. Dr. I'. P, Edmonds, eye, ear and cose specialist, formerly of Big Stone (Jap, Vo., has decided lo locate in Middl<;sboro. He has rented a suite of otllces in the Vail Block, and will soon have his shingle out. Dr. Edmonds has just return M from New York, whore ho lias been for the past six mouths taking up some special studies i: mo of the leading hospitals there. He comes highly rec? ommended, and is already known to several of our lending citizens, who know the doctor ;'t Hig Stone Gap. Ho is ox tended a hearty welcome to our community:?M i d d 1 e s b o r o oewB-Kecordi CONTRACT LET FOR NORTON SEWERS. -Norton, Va., July 31.?The contract for the construction of u s. wer system for Norton has been awarded to John Jeukins, 1 local contractor. Hiw bid was $21,300. Tdo work will begin as soon as the necessary mater? ial can be collected and will be completed, according to the contractor, by Decembor 10. Social Doings of the Week. Thursday Mrs. L. O. Pettit entertained at auction bridge, followed by a luncheon. The following quests wero present: Misse? Minnie Fox, Amos, Ruckner, Mrs. Ooff, Mrs. C. C. Cochran, Mrs. J. B.Aynrs, Mrs. Vy. O. Fainter, Mrs. Mayo Cabell, Mrs. it. B. Alsover, Mrs. L O. Pettit, Mrs. J. F. Bullitt, Mrs. R. W. Durrett, Mrs. John W. Chalkley, Mrs. A. H. Heed? er, Mrs. Horace Fox, Mrs. H.O. H?cker, Mrs. Karl Stoohr. The tirst prize?a beautiful centrepiece?Was won by Mrs. Heeder, while the consolation prize?a pillow cover?was awarded Mrs. Jno. W.Chalkley. Amonit the good things serv? ed at tho luncheon were chicken salad and Mayonnaise, stufTod tomatoes and mushreous,olives, sandwiches, benten biscuit, iced tou, candy, ice cream and cake. Mrs. Shade i'olly entertained the members of the Missionary Society of the Baptist church Thursday afternoon from three to six, complimentary to Mrs. Burgess. Refreshments were served, and Mrs. Burgess was presented with a handsome cut gluss vase by the Society. Rev. J. B. Craft was present, and made the presentation speech for the ladies. Miss Caroline Hhoads enter? tained a.joyous crowd of friends Thursday evening with a Tacky Party on the lawn of her hos? pitable, homo on Wyandotte avenue, which was lighted by numerous Japanese lanterns. Snlnd, sandwiches, olives, ice cream and cake wero served by Miss Hhoads. Miss (llcssio Gilly was enthus? iastically presented with a pair of embroidery scissors for being the "tackiest" young lady present, while Vivion Moiiser won a knife in the same con? test. A box of candy was awarded Donald I'rescott in tit" guessing advertisements contest, ami Gate Brown won tho booby? a drinking cup. Among the "tacks" were Vivion Mousor, Andrew Reeder, Donald Prescott, Tom Cochran, "Jennie,"Byron Rhoads; Misses Myrtle and Grace Wolfe, Gate Brown, tJlessie (iilly, Bessie Young, Kitty Horton, Ruth I'rescott, Ruby Kemper, Sarah Cochran, J?le Bullitt: Friday afternoon Miss Sarah Cochran was the hostess at a bridge party. Those playing, besides the hostess, were Misses Margaret Bullitt ami Caroline Rhoads, and Mesdames Parks, Nash, Xesbit, Huckor, Stoehr and Cochran. Miss Bullitt and Mrs. Parks drew for the tirst prize?a hand? some piece of embroidered linen ?which was won by Miss Bul? litt. Mrs. Nash and Miss Caroline Rhouds drew for the booby prize, which was won by Miss Rhoads. Delightful refreshments, con? sisting of sandwiches, tomatoes with Mayonnaise, olives, potato Chips, sherbet and cako, were served. Mrs. Horace B. Fox was tho charming hostess at a delight fill card party and luncheon Friday, at which tho following ladies were present: Mesdames Go if, Cocliran, J. B. Ayers, W. G. Painter, Mayo Caboll. H. B. Alsover, L. O. Pettit, J. F. Bul? litt, R. W. Durrett, John W.j Chalkley, A. 11. Heeder, and Misses Fox, Amos and Buckner. Mrs. Cochran won tho lirst prize--n two-pound box of Whitman's Gundy?and Mrs. R. B. Alsover won tho consola? tion prize?a pair of silk hose. Mrs. Fox'h luncheon consisted of deviled crabs, tomatoes, cu? cumber salad, olives, beaten biscuit, deviled eggs, eheose, iced tea, ice cream and cake. Quite a novel departure in entertainments was the Musi? cal?, Luncheon and Bridge Party given by Mrs. J. F. Bul? litt Saturday afternoon from ono o'clock until four, at her hospitable home on Poplar Hill, in honor of Miss Minnie Fox's house guests. Luncheon was served on the arrival of tho guests, music be? ing furnished by tho Victrola. Favors of tiny white violins and daisies tied with yellow ribbon and place cards illustra? ted with musical instruments, were at each plate. The following menu was served: Soft shelled crabs with tartare sauce, potato chips and sandwiches, chicken patties, mushroons,peas, beaten biscuit, iced tea, pinoap'do ami cheese salad, ice cream and individual cake with little musical instru? ments attached. Auction bridge was played at live tables on tho porch, where the prevailing color scheme of white and gold was carried out. Mrs. Mayo ('aboil won the first prize?a live-pound box of candy?and Mrs. 1'ettit was awarded a fan as a consola? tion prize. i Thi" following guests enjoyed Mrs. Bullitt'8 hospitality: Mesdnmoa Heeder, Rhoads, Chatkley, Pettit, Ayors, Horace I Fox, GolT, l'aintor, Oabell, Durrett, Coehrnn, Ed. Goodloe, .I?dm Fox, Jr.; S?sses Minnie Fox, T. Buekher, Janie Slomp, Sarah Coehrnn, Margaret Bui litt, Jllle Bullitt. On Saturday night, July 22d, Miss Josephine Kelly gave a delightful party in honor of her guests, Misses Mary Preston and Margaret St.Clntr.of Tazo well; Miss Dorris Jones, of Suf f<dk, nnd Miss Kate Cherry, of Norton, at the home of hor parents, Dr. and Mrs. .1. W. Kelly, on Poplar Hill. The evening was spent very pleasantly by tho young people in playing games and other amusements. In the conversa? tion contest Miss Mabel Willis won tho girls' prize?a hand? kerchief bag?and Byron Hhoads tho boys' prize?a tie holder. In tho question contest Miss Carolyn U at he ws won the girls' prize?a shoe horn?and Churles Richmond tho hoys' prize?a pocketbook. Refreshments, consisting of salad courses, ico cream and cake, woro served, and at 12 o'clock the young people de? parted for their homes, indebt? ed to Miss Kelly for u most pleasant occasion. Thoso present were: Misses Kate Cherry, Dorris Jones,Mary Preston, Margaret St. Clair, Virginia Beverley, Ruby Kemp? er, Carolyn Hhoads, Carolyn MathewB, Myrtle and Grace Wolfe, Kittio Horton, Noll Murphey, Pearl Mann, Ruth McCluen, Ruth Prescott, Louise (ioodloe, Mahle Willis, Mary Runn; Messrs. Tom Coehran, Henry Bullitt, John Allen Good'loo, Donald Prescott, Viv ion Mousor, Byron Rhoads, Georgo Rhoads, Henry McCor mick, Sam Nickels, Carlisle Skeen, Josh Bullitt. Tav Lips comb, Andrew Reeder, Cliarlos Richmond, of Darboy villo, Jno. Kiucaid and Creed Kelly, of Black Mountain. TAZEWELL ROAD BONDS SOLD. The first lot of Tazowoll county road bonds of tho $02.'), 000 issue voted April 18th', were sold last week to John Nuveon & Co., of Chicago, at 5 por cent, with a two per cent pre? mium. This company bought $125,000 of tho bonds, which is all that will be issued for the present, or until tho amount is exhausted in building roads. Bids will bo asked foratonce, and work will begin on the road building. The expected levy of tho board of supervisors, which was thought by some would bo high on account of the voting of the bonds, was made yester? day, and is about seven cents lesson the $100 than last year. BUILDING A CITY. It is learned here that the Consolidation Coal Company I has two thousand men at work in building the city of Jenkins, on Klkhorn Creek, in Kentucky. A brick plant, light and power plant, planing mill, concreto dam, hotol, residences, etc., aro now under construction, and will push tho work rapidly in order to begin early the dovol ment of the rich Klkhorn coal Held. Normal Notes. An affair of unusual inter.-st to tho student-body of tho Nor mal was tho marriage of Miss Allio Bounds, of this place, to Mr. H. II. McClanahnn, of Buchanan county, both ihe young people being students of tho Normal. The wedding took place at the homo of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Bounds, Thursday eveniug. Rev. J. B. Craft oiliciating. Only a fow of ttio most intimate friends of the contracting parties witness? ed the ceremony. Mr. McClanahnn and his bride left Sunday morning for his homo in Buchanan where they will both teach tho ensu? ing session. Friday closed possibly tho most successful Summer Nor? mal whichjtos ever been held in Big Stone Gap, though tho enrollment was not as large us last year. Not a single unpleasant inci? dent occurred this year, the routine work liaviug gone for ward harmoniously from tho very lirst, and the social side being agreeably emphasized throughout. The Instructors who assisted F.xuminer Worrell in gruding the examination papers found some rather amusing answers to various questions. The members of the Civic League, particularly, will appreciate the lirst of these: "Public. Sanitation is a dis? ease which the pulic is trying to get rid of." "A poll tax is a tax on a fe male not insane and twenty-one years of age for her head." "Indianapolis is the leading city of India." "China is the capital of Mass? achusetts." "Ooobel was one of the gov? ernors of Virginia after the war." "To teach a class of small children to draw a turnip in accented outline you would lirst talk to them nbout the kind of a tree a turnip grew on." A very good drawing of an Irish potato was tine teacher's idea of a ?'conventional design for a pen wiper." The original spelling ami capitalization is preserved in the following which we trust Dr. Lloyd will appreciate: '?Virginia had a tnrble religus histry until Oood Old Thomas Jerferson by many trills and hardships freed tho people from the rule of the P.piscopaliaus." Miss Jessie P. Nidermaior left Friday night for her home in Giles county. Misses Lovell, Critz antl Lon? don left Sunday morning for their respective homes. Others of the Faculty left Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Bennett and children will remain ut the Touraine for another week. The following Resolutions by the Insttuotors in the Summer Normal were read at the chapel exorciBos Thursday: We, the committoo represent? ing the Big Stone Gap Summer Normal, lieg leave to submit the following resolutions: First, That wo thank the people of Big Stone Gap for their kindness anil hospitality during tho session. Second, That we are under many obligations to Mr. J. N. Hilltnan for his efficient man? agement of tho school. Third, That wo express our appreciation of Miss Bsrnice Orr's services as pianist. Fourth, That wo express our thanks to Misses Mann antl Perry, and to Messrs. Saxton and Brown for thoir courteous assistance at the informal re? ception given by the teachers. Fifth, That wo are under obligations to Dr. J. P. McCon nell and Mi-.-; Stuart for their inspiring addresses. Sixth, That we thank Mr. Jno, Fox, Jr., for hia kindness in consenting to read for us and the interesting reading that ho gave. Seventh, That we appreciate the generosity of the School Board in permitting us to uso the building. Eighth, That wo desire alao to express our thanks to the B. S. (). and Powell? Valloy Rail? way for courteousee extened. Ninth, That wo acknowledge the kindness of the Big Stone Qap Post in publiBhing notes on the Normal. Respectfully submitted, M. L. Grits, R. M. Dougherty, Aunabol Wood; Committee. Boydton Leads Is First Town in State to Conform to Require? ments for Sanitary Outbuildings. Richmond, Va., July 28.?Of fleers of the State Health De? partment have awarded the palm to Boydton. as tho tlrst town in tho State to conform absolutely to the requirements for sunitary outbuildings. The Mecklenburg town re? cently began a campaign to protect ilHelf agaiuHl typhoid fever and like maladies: and, as the great step in that direc? tion, demanded that every householder of the town erect a sanitary outbuilding on his premises, which should conform to the specifications of the Health Department. This has now been done. An inspector of the Department, after a clost examination, has found no unsanitary buildings and has so reported to the De? partment. Health officers pre diet that typhoid in Boydton show an immediate and decid? ed decline. Practical Information Given the Farmers of the South by Southern Railway. Tuscaloosa, Ala., .Inly 'Jft.? In order to give practical in? formation to farmers of the South as to tho benefits, to bo secured by the use of lime both for increasing yields and for improving the soil, tho South? ern Railway and the Ah.-'ama Great Southern Railroad, through their Cotton Culture Department, are making exper? iments along their lines in Alabama with corn, cotton, peanuts, and other farm pro? ducts. The lime used analyzed 70 per com. and was secured from Morengo, Greene and Sumter counties where millions of tons lie along the Warrior and Tombigbee rivers. Tin lime was applied in the spring and has resulted in the promise of iucroased yields, though it is too early to know what the in? crease or tho benefit to the soil will be. Lime has been used for im? proving the soil for many cen? turies, and authorities agree that a large part of the laud under cultivation in the South? east is deficient in this respect, resulting in an excess of acidity when vegetable matter docays. The uso of lime preserves the vegetable matter in the condi? tion moat suitable for the sup port of plant life. It is not intended that lime should be used as u substitute for manure or commercial fertilizers, but that by its use a much greater percentage of the plant food in the manure or fertilizer may bo retained in the soil. As soon aa possible the results of the experiments being made by the Soulborn Railway and Alabama Great Southern will bo given to the farmers of the South. Fire at Norton. Norton, Va., July 25.?The store of M. M. Flaunary, in tho west end of town, was eonsum jcd by Are last night, the blase starting about two o'clock. Tho cause is unknown. Insurance to the amount of $1,800 was carried on the stock nud $1,000 on the building. The latter be? longed to the Norton Grocery Co., wholesale grocers. President Sips Reciprocity BMI Congratulations Received At White House From AH Over World. Washington, I). C, July 28.? President Taft signed tho Can? adian reciprocity uill at 10:30 p. in. today. Secretary of 8tate Knox, Sec? retary of Commerce nnd Labor Nagel, Secrotary to tho Presi? dent Hilcs nnd Representative Littleton, of New \ork, several nowspaper men and a battory of photographers witnessed the signing. Instructions for the adminis? tration of so much of the law as is offectivo until tho whole agreement is ratified by tho Canadian Parliament wus tele? graphed to custom collectors along the Canadian border to? day. Tho now regulations pro vide for proper identification of the imports, to prove thoy are of Canadian origin, and the State Department im? been ask? ed to instruct consular ofticers in Canada to add their certitt catos to the declarations of the importers. Until the Canadian Parlia? ment ratitles the agreement only Section 2, which covers wood puln, paper and paper board, will be effective. The regulations, under tho new law, provide free entry to all such imports from private lands or from crown lauds, provided no export tag has been levied. British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec impose export duties on wood. New Brunswick will do so after October 1. Virginians Coming Home. Koanoke, Va., July 2'.t.?Tho passenger trains of the N. ?Sc W., c. ?s- o., Olinehneld, the B. & O. and other railroads con? necting witli the northern and western lines are bringing in more native Virginians and North Carblinans in the past half dozen years. Thoy are coming from the North, Knst, South and the West, and the great inllux of returning home folks is largoly duo to the "Buck Home" movement organization in many districts, towns and cities throughout theso States. The N. ?c W. By. Co. has dis tributed some fifty thousand more very attractive "Back Home" invitation cards, and tl.ey iiave had tho heartiest co? operation of most of tho pro? gressive villages, towns and cities in the State in the distri? bution of these invitations. Bristol, Va.-Tonn., bus sent out some ten thousand of these curds; Luray, oight thousand; Winnton-Salem, N. C, live thousand, and Blackstone, Mt. Airy, Oalax, Martinsvillo and other towns in Virginia nnd North Carolina from flvo hun? dred to two thousand each. The plan universally adopted by theso communities is to make their own county fair a big "Home Coming" or family reunion enterprises. Kvory fam? ily in the town antl country is induced to write their friends and relntives, inviting them back to this Stato again. Mr. K. H. LaBaume, Agricul? tural and Industrial Agent of the N. fc W. By. at Koanoke, will furnish these attractively colored invitation cards to nuy community upon request from the authorized representatives, and at least twenty thousand more should go out during July and August. Tho Northern and Western BtateB are making strenuous efforts to get their own pecplo and as many strangers as they can induce to come hack and visit them dur? ing their own "Homo Coming" ovents, and it devolves on lint Southern people to get into this movement aggressively if they want to overcome tho loss that is a direct result of tho contin? ual tido of emmigration from tho South without any recipro? cal return of immigration into her borders.