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WEDNESDAY, AUG. :n>, 1011. ValitiRhwl Every Wednesday by Iii? WISE PRINTING COMPANY, lueorpuritleil. GILBERT N. KNIUIIT, - Editor. Una Your, Six Months, Thron Months, trou ,SO .as Rntercd arrordlmr to postal regulation* at the post office at Hi); Stone Gap asset', oml-olsaa matter. SUBSCRIBERS are earnoetly re? quested to oliBorvo the (lute printed on their nddross slips, whiofa will keep them nt all times posted afl to the date t>f the expiration of their sub scriptum. Prompt and timely attention to this request will Bavo all parties a groat deal of annoyance. First Meeting Of the Creditors of the Empire Coal Land Corporation Held Friday. The (irst bankruptcy meeting of the Empire Goal Land Cor? poration's creditors was held at Norton, Virginia, on Friday, August 26th, in the law oflices of Roberts & Graham, by Itof oroo G, II. Penn, of Koanoke At this meeting there was an effort made on the par! of cer? tain creditor" 1 i have the Kef. ereo instruct the. Trustee in Bankruptcy to take over the mortgaged property of the cor? poration, which in now in the hands of receivers appointed by the Circuit Court of Wise coun? ty, Ya. The Keferee refused to direct the Trustee, subsequently elected. Mr. lt. s Graham, to take over the mortgaged prop erty or the personal property, directing him instead to apply to the State Court for permis? sion to take over the unmort? gaged property: and ftirlboi di? recting him, as Trustee, if in his opinion the mortgaged property would bring nil amount sufficient to pay the mortgaged debt with a surplus over for tlio unsecured credit? ors, to apply to the Slate Court for permission to take over the surplus for the boiielll of the unsecured creditors. The mooting was largely .11 tonded by prominent attorneys from ftonuoke, Bluoflold, Tnr.c woll, Bristol and BlgStonoOnp. The Empire Coal Land Cor? poration owns about 16,000 acres of coal lands in Tn'/owoll county, Ya., near Wichlumlrt. The coal mines and coking plants are connected with the Norfolk iV Western Railway at Itiulilnnds by a branch line about six miles long. The Cor? poration became financially embarrassed during the panic of 1007, nod since that time il lias been unable to raise sufll olont funds to carry out the de velopmcilt then under way. tin the first of March, 1(111, Hid Corporation made default in (In? payment of coupons on its first mortgage gold bonds, the total amount of bunds being $760,000, A committee was appointed by the bondholders for the purpose of establishing and llnanoiug the property, consisting of Gen, It. A. Avers, Hon. R, T Irvine and Ho'n C. B. SI, nip, all of Big Stone (lap, and at the. in stance of this oommittoe, J udgo 11. A. W. Skoou, .lodge of the Circuit Court of Wise counts. appointed A. K Morison and II. Ilardaway Itoenivers of the Court for the Corporation, to administer its affairs. On June I&th, the Unsecured creditors filed a petition in the District Court for the Western District of Virginia, praying that the Corporation be adjudged a bankrupt On July I.Mb the Corporation was adjudged a bankrupt, and the first mooting of creditors set for August ?J5, HUI. Mrs. Leonidas Collier, (nn Mins Molly Young), who has been very sick with a nevero at tuck of scarlet fever nt the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Young, in Turkey Cove, is rapidly recovering tin tier the care of Dr. (!. 0. (Hi? mer. Mrs. Yoting is at present ill with scarlet fever, but fill ther spread of the disease is not anticipated. Mrs. Collier con? tracted the disease at her Iiuh bund's homo in the ('ovo. which had not boon disinfected after several cases in the house over a year ago. Drs. Oilmer and linker per? formed a second operation Wednesday niniit at Jasper,| Va., similar to the one chron-| iolea in these columns last week?disnrticulntion of tho right shoulder joint of Bruce I.egg, a white man who had his iirm injured recently fn U saw mill. Hev. .). M. Stewart has raised some of the finest tomatoes OVdt se?n in the (lap. They are the "PonderOBa" variety, very large and solid, and of line flavor. Mrs. Lloyd also exhibited some very tine gpeol incus of this variety nl the re cent Flower Show, for which ?he was awarded a prize, This variety originated with that pioneer horticulturist, Peter Henderson. "Uncle Alec" Clark and his old gray horse hail an unusual lea,! on his homeward route Saturday evening. The load consisted of three representa? tive of BigStono daps' pretty girlr. who live in the lower end of town, and who were "really too tired mid hungry to walk all the-way home." Pedestrians passing along the way longed audibly for a snapshot of Undo Alec and his wagon-load of fair feminity. Mrs. 11. S. K. Morison and son, liufus A. Morison, left Sat? urday morning for Johnson City, whoro thoy will spend a work visiting son and brother, Attorney II. Q, Morison. Mrs. Morison only recently returned from Boston, when1 she spent a llionth with her son. Ruf US, who has been taking a special course in medicine in that city. Mrs. M. M. RaniBoy and fam? ily request us to thank the poo., tili'of Itig stone i lap for their kindness anil sympathy shown them al the funeral and Initial of their daughter, Mabel, here on Sunday, Angus! - -111. Miss Maud Wolfe vill return i Iiis week from Hair' inburg, whoro she has boon nttending Ihn Normal School. She has accepted a position as principal of the school at Roda, and will continence her school wink next Monday. The l?rst National Hank of Harlan, hits hroken dirt for the foundation of their new hank building on Central and First streets. This will lie a ?16,000 brick and the tiuest building yet to lie erected in II at lan. The contract was lei ten days ago loa Louisville concern Har? lan ( K y. i Knterprise ?luv II. Qilmer, of liristol, spoil I Sat unlay and Sunday at this place, visiting his brother. Dr. ,1 A. G?nter, lie eatne over to attend the funeral of his uncle, Henderson Keasor, who died at Olingor last Thurs? day. Mis-. I'eatl Mann returned tho last of tho week from a visit to friends and relatives at Fort Black more, in Scott county, "Kell"' said his "batching" while his ?isler was away was not brilliantly successful. At i he depot yesterday morn ing we heard n man abusing the ministers of the gospel ami using profanity in the presence of mini:.In >.. If it were not for the preaollere an.I good women of the ciuinti v w|ial would he collie of ll>, the I,old only knows. We are proud to say profaner was a non resident Honnkor Herald. Miss Madge Dihgess, one of llig Stone (Jap s most charming gills, will leave MoildilV week lor Alchisoir* Kansas, on an ex? tended visit to her father. She will go via Cincinnati to visit Miss Sarah liOyell, and thence to Huntington, West Va.. to visit hor uncle, Jerry Dingoas, before continuing her journey to Kansas We hope Miss Madge will not curry out her intention to stay a year in the West. Mrs. J.C Neshit is expect? ing her mother, Mrs. B. M. Cox, of Farmville, Va., to visit her soon. Mrs. Neshit's cousin, Miss J-Mna Cox, formerly a teacher in the Hig Stone Cap High School, will teach in the Notion High School this year and will spend her week ends with Mrs. Neshit in the (lap. Miss Knie L. Brown, of Petersburg, in visiting Mrs. J. 1 P. Wolfe, on Imboden Hill. Eaton's Stock of Jewelry Goes to Norton. A. Baton bus sold the splendid stock of jewelry watches, rings, bracelets, pins, cut glass ware. brass ware, bronze ware,china ware, Jap? anese ware, silver ware and fancy goods and glass cases? to H. '). Ballon, of Norton, and! it has been packed and shipped, Mr. Ballot) none of the veteran jewelers and watch makers of this section, having learned his trade in Bristol and Atlanta more than thirty-live years ago. and there is nothing that he cannot do in the jewelry lino. With this stock of goods ad? ded to his already large stock at Norton, Mr. Ballon will have over ten thousand dollars in stock, the largest and most Complete in Southwest Virginia. School Will Open Monday. The Big Stone Gap Graded and High School will open Sep? tember I. The following is the list of teachers: Prof. II. H. Young, Principal; Miss Hettu Thompson, First tirade; Miss Hunter Tutlim, Second tirade; Miss Adelaide Everett, Third tirade; Miss Irma tirr. Fourth Grade; Miss Flora Carter, Fifth tirade, Miss Florence Snunders, Sixth tirade; Miss Mary Pierce, Seventh tirade. High School Department Miss Wirt Davidson, Miss Bes? sie Morris. Music Teacher- piano Miss Kiln Blake A Jackson county, Missouri, man owned a farm fenced with rails, originally placed in pdsl tion 7.*i years ago. Recently a Btrangor discovered this fence,: hunted up the owner and pro posed that it he sold to him. The farmer's first idea was to make him a present of the somewhat worn rails, hut on second thought he concluded to bargain. In tin- end he got ^2000 for the rails, which was moil- (him the land was worth at the time the fence was placed around it. The rails were reii cedar, perfectly seasoned, and will produce about 500,000 pencils. II. W. Dougherty, of Hales Mill, accompanied his dnngh tor-ih-iaw, Mrs. J, B Dough erty and her children. In (iate City Friday. Mrs. Dougherty and children had boon visiting at Hales Mill and wore return? ing to their home at t limklt. t late City Herald. ORDER til PUB?CATI0N. V I ItGINIA: In Ihn Clerk'? Ohle.the i in hu i ..im "i Wi r i ounlj the :.'ili ?ley or August; mil. M irj Stublilcflcld rialntlfl divorce of Vim nl" Mntrtnioiili, for the Plaintiff from tin- Defendant \n Hi.I oil having been made and filed that the aald defendant ti a non-reslilcnl of the Stabs of Virginia, it is ordered thai he appear here within i& dai-a aftci dm publication of this ?rder ami do abat is necessary ko protect hill Internal in tliis suit It la further ordered lliat a eopj ol tills order be published once a week foi lour lucceaalve weeks in the Hin sinne Gap I'oat, and that a copy of same Ira boated at tin- front door of,tbe Court II.ne. of aald county, as proscribed bj Ian A > 'opy?Ti ^le i A dOHNSON', Clerk W T lludgvlla, |i ., An? ;to sa ;i Big Stone Gap. Virginia. Office in l-cdcial Court Building. Special attention given to non-resident property. vs I IN bllANCKRY Anderaon H'.ubblcfleld Defendant The olrject of this suit is in obtain a Goodloe & Beverly, COMMISSIONER'S NOTICE. In Um t'lrciill Court of Wlao County: First National Hank of Appalai hla. v. j Jama* Maillii Sloan. Pursuant to the direction of the decree entered in the above atyled eauae on die UUh day of August, lull, the undersign? ed commissioner In chancery w'll sit at bin Office in the Inter moot Building in the town of Big stone Cap, In Wise county, V? , on Saturday, the 28rd day of Septem? ber, 1911, between the I.of u o'clock a ni ami 0 o'clock p. in. to lake an ac? count of the liens anil the priority thereof | against the lands of the defendant, J M; i Sloan, sought to lie Mihi in the above stvled suit, ami to report whether or not tin- said lamls will rani for a period of Cue year* for aii amount sufficient to pay die -aid liens, with Interest, ami to report on any other matter being pertinent in 1 the premises. The defend mt ami all creditor* inter? ested are notified t" appear at 'he said time and lilncc lo cstahlish their Ileus mid the amnunls thereof. Ulvea under my hand this the 32nd day of August, 1911. M ?TO C Mil.I I . Conilhiastoner in Chancery. A ug-9o-!M-87 BANKRUPT NOTICE. In the I)i-trict Court of the tinlteil Stales for the Western llistrict of Vir? ginia In Bankruptcy Iii the mutter of i Charles s. Bale, > In llsiikruptcy, Bankrupt \ To Um Creditor* ofChaa, s llaloj of Appalaehia, In the County ??! Witt and district aforesaid, a bankrupt: Notice is hereby given that oh the 1Mb day of tugust A. 11., lull, the said I has S llule was duly adjudicated bank rapt, and the first mooting of the < redll w ill tie held al A nnalai Ilia, Va . in the ofliee of Morton ,V Parker on the -ml .in ..i SeplcintM r A l> . I'M l. at l oil... k in the aflfimmii. at w hich time the said creditors may attend, prove their claims, appoint a trustee examhie tho bankrupt, sUu transsot such other business as may properly come liefere said meeting II. C. IImi i *. Iteferee in llahkruptcy, This August 17, 1*11. Democratic Legislative Convention. A I ?elevated l.i.gislat i\e I '..n\cut ion of the Democrats ol flie legislative District of the counties of Wise ami Diekensan la hereby called to meet at Hin Stono (lap, Va., on Saturday, September 11,1911, al threo o'clock p. in lor the purpose of nominating a cauidldate for tho House of Delegates foi the s.,i,i ...unties foi the ooinloil November election Kach coun? ty shall bu entitled to one delegate foi each titli votes (>r majority fraction Ihcreol cast for II. C Stuart for Congress al tie-election ,.f November, linn The Democrats of Ihe two counties ate hereby requested |(, mcol at their respective Court Ileuses en Saturday, September ?-'nil. between the hours .-i II a. m ami 12 6clock In the forenoon t.> name ilele gates to the said ,.yention. A full at iondaiicc at slid meeting is earnestly II P. Bin . i ( hairman Wise County. D. M Cli.Mll in i l iein man I llckcuson I 'oillltj Democratic Senatorial Convention. A Delegated Convenllou ol the lieino nrataoflhe Flrat Senatorial District coin prising the counties . I.,- Scott and Wise 1k hereby t ill .1 to meet al lite Stone Hap. Va , Saturday, September 9th at 12o'clock noon, fur the purpose ? nominating a Democratic candidate foi the Mai,- Senate from this district Kach county shall he entitled t.lo delegate for every fifty votes or majority fraction thereof* cast for II C. Stuart for Congress at Hie election of NoVcllils I . |"!ll The Del.tats of the counties of KcOtt aid v\ is, ire hereby requested t.. assemble in mass meeting at their respective ? .nut houses an Saturday; Sopicmbor 2nd, be? tween 11 aiid IS o'clock ill the foicll.Hlli and name their delegates and the Demo crats ?f I .-,, county sro requested to as semhle at I heir court house on Monday, September Ith (Ibli being the fust daj ,",t the September term of court), at twelve o clock and name their delegates All Democrat* are earnestly requested Id at teiul those meeting* ami give expression to their ii ei.es Itespeetftilly. .1 c. Ito.vtitionT, Chairman 61 I c County, R, M. t.'ven a, ('hairman of Scott Coiiniy, B I' Itia.i Chairman of Wise County, PROFESSIONAL DETECTIVES Member of the moal reliable Detective Agency, now located at Keokeo, \. mil is- pleased to hue eaaes where oxiiert Detective knowledge is required Address The W. C. Spencer Secret Service Coiupttij KtOKEfc:, VIHGINIA Box No 889 May 17 tin Reduced Prices. Laces, Embroidery and all kinds of Dry Goods at reduced prices. Don't fail to come around and see them before buying. See our W. L. Douglas Oxfords for ladies, they are the things out. J. M.Willis & Company PATRICIAN SHOE THE SHOE WITH A MILLION FRIENDS THE stump of approval is placed on PATRICIAN Shoes, nol by oxacting demand of faRbionabl y gown, women of few citiesj hut in the worltl-widoan. proval of popularity narned, desorvod and rocogDizeil through their lulNTV STYLE, tli-ir PERFECT FIT ami theirSER VICEABLE QUALITY, ami their HONORABLE MANUFACTURE. Be. cause i>f their conforming to modish fashions thej long ago became popular; because of their wearing quality the} remain popular: that >? why they became known a i \ Shoo with a million Friends Prices. $3.50 and $4.00 FULLER BROTHERS, Big Stone Gap, Virginia. J Send the Wise Printing Campari) your Job Work. Pliers reasonable. I Big Reduction 1 on Mattings. In order to make room lor season? able goods and to avoid earring, any of our stock over, we are making a big ? ( ut in matting prices and unite yotii inspection and patronage. We are closing out all summer good; and materials at close juices. } W. W, Taylor & Sons. J APPALACHIAN EXPOSITION KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE September 11 to October 1 Main Oulldlnj Containing es.OOO Square I of Exhibit SpaC?. A Most Magnificent and Novel Exploitation of Resources of the Entire Appalachian Region ?10,000 In allurlno attraction* varying In variety. Innumerable high claw Midway Feature*. Aviation tournament. Panrramle preaentatlon of ti.e hlaterlc apectacle, "Oaltle of Klna'a Mountain." In peerleee pyrotechnic*. ?33,000 In premium* for live stock, horticultural and agricultural Ola playa, poultry and pet *tock. automobile and norae racing a.ld every con? ceivable line of tnduatrlal and commercial enterprise.. Ti.e mo*t complete exhibit of timber and mineral product* of the South that has yet been ataembled. President Taft, Speaker Cnamp Clark, Gov. Woodrow Wli*on, Oov. Jud Harnien. Gov. Den W. Hooper, Col. William J. Oryan ?nd many ether national and International fame will be guests snd spesker*. Remember the Dates, September il to October 1 Ramembar the Railroad Rates, Tha Bant Ever Qlvan To Any 3 Expoaltl&n e Buy your stationery from Wise Printing Company.