OCR Interpretation

The Big Stone Gap post. [volume] (Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Va.) 1892-1928, September 27, 1911, Image 1

Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88061179/1911-09-27/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

The Big Stone Gap Post.
General Ayers
One of the Leaders in Appa
palachian Industrial
In speaking of (i>>n. Ayers,
who visited the Appalachian
Exposition nt. Kuoxvillo hint
week, tho Sentinel, of thai city,
"Qon. |{. A. Avers, who it; to!
|,i> one of tlu> speakers at the]
Appalachian Exposition, Bris
ti ! ilny oxeroisbs, this nfiornooh i
in i o'clock, is a resident of Big
Stone Gap, Va., lint ho lias boon I
mioli a largo fin-tor in that Bee-,
tion that lu> is representative of
tho entire Bristol and Big Stone
n.i|i territory. General Ayors
directly descended from;
prominent pioneers of Virginia
mil North Carolina, and is
himself a pionoor in the devel?
opment of his section, (lenernl
Ayors is a self mado man, hisI
father haying died when hoi
,vos eight yoarB old. The large
faiuily was reared by his moth-i
ur Although Gen. Ayers only
attended the common school!
when from S to iu years old, ho
was ah invotorato studont. Af?
ter clerking in n store he enter-1
i I tile Confederate army, and
aller serving six months in nn I
independent command he on-|
tor<iiI the quartermaster's de
pnrtinoilt in Must Tennosseo,
Aller being in business until |
!-7.1 he entered the profession
of law. In lsT.'i ho was oloctnd j
attorney for tho common wealth I
of Scott county, Va. He was;
als? an editor and publisher of
Iii? Scott County Banner. In j
I.S7II he prepared lite charter for
i railroad between Big Stnno
i lap and Bristol. In 18(17 ,ho!
was instrumental in organizing I
tho 'Virginia Goal |& Iron 06.,
the largest in Virginia, ami has;
In en counsel and director oyor
"tien. A vers was president of
tin- Big Stone Gap I.anil Go.,
under which the town wa- laid
oil. lie organized tho Bnnk of
1 late City, Interstate Finance V 1
Trust Co., Wise County Hank,
Virginia Tanning .V l-Jxtraetj
t'o., Stone < lap Colliory t lb,,
Wise County Terminal, Taste?
well Coal Land Corporation,
Seaboard Coal Co., anil BOvbral
other companies. He was tlie
leading spirit in building ihn
i ill I road f ruin Norton to 1 ? 1(1
morgen, and the Big Creek
lirnnuh of the N. & W.
Geil, AyerH wns supervisor of
tho census in 1881) He was at?
torney general of Virginia for
four year's. He served on the
? tale centra) and executive
enminittcos, ami represented
Wise, IMckenB?ri and Buchau
an counties in the convention
to revise the state Constitution
Grin, Ayers is a past mnstc of
a Masonic ledge. He is well
known throughout this soctiotl,
ami in Knoxvillo IIS Well. Iii n.
\ >. rs is u most genial gentle
man to meet, ami Is as popular
as ho is '.veil known."
Counties Issued Millions
for Roads.
The following list of countiesI
hi Virginia which have voted |
bond issues for permanent high?
ways has been prepared by P,
St. Julien Wilson, state high
A inhere) . t mi.imO
C'luirlottii 100.000
' ul|Hrpef tone dU(rlct) lij.OOO
l.lliwllllliu 111-.'.dm)
Gn-uiioKvlllo.. BS.OOO
l it aiu.ono
Uecklonburti I IO.OO0
Norfolk ?00,000
' ?rann.tu? illstrii-t) .M).DOn i
l'ntii?ki vioii- ilislrii-t) i0,0O0|
ItappnliiiiinrM'k (olio cUntriut) Re.tiOtl
lin-M-ii.? tiio.ooo
-lH.uy|vuni;i llHI.IHHl
Taxi-well UtW.OfiO
tt .nu n (oim ilislrirll 30.000
WlllllillgtOII SOU,000
Wlui i 7H0.il
?Vnihertt (ftecoiiil taue) / l:v, 0on|
RiumII (Mo?nd Imuo), ' l?~i.i>0?|
Siuytfa ..mi- rllMrii i; 100,001
Mecklenburg (mmhuI illstrici). 810,000f
<:| ,?(18,000
Friends of Miss Addie B.
Baker, formerly music teacher
in tin- Ochool at this place, will
regreflLlo learn of the death of
her mother on last Saturday at
hor home ut 7008 ?towart Ave.-,
Clifton Korge, Vn,., Sept. 20.?
Quite tiic most lirillittnt social
event ?f the summer was the
marriage of Miss Genevicve
Timborlake, of this place, to
Mr^ lamest Beverly Agee, of
Big Stone I Jap. Vn., in the Bap
ti?t church at this place al 0:30
this evening, Uev. Gco Qreon,
1 pastor of thochurch, officiating,
j The church was decorated in
masses of goldonrod ami chrys
aiithem?ins against a back?
ground of white ami green, n
I general color scheme of white
ami gold being carried out in
all the arrangements for tho
The bride, n very pretty girl
at any time. w|\b a vision of
loveliness in her traveling suit
of apricot cloth, with bat,
gloves and shoes to match, car?
rying a gorgeous bouquet of
great yellow chrysanthemums,
as she advanced up the aisle to
the strains of "I.onhengrin" on
t he ai m of her nnele. M r ('has. 1
Jordan, who gave her .away.
Tho bride was attended by
lier Maid uf Honor, Miss .Mary
Pierce,* of .Big Stone Map, Vn.,
and her Nlatron of Honor, Mrs.
Hermlott, of Richmond, Vo . a
sister to the bride, both in
handsnnie gowns of white net
over yellow messaline, carry ing
boquots of yellow chrysun-l
t lieniuutK.
The bridesmaid* were Misses
Daisy Payne, Annie lltnlisell
and "Hehn Leech, of < lliftnn !
Korge. and Miss Kli/.aboth Pol- j
ly, of Big Stone (-Ian, Vn., an
aunt ..f I bo groom Thnso young
ladies also were white over yet- I
low, but carried goldenrod.
The groomsmen were Messrs.
Harry Pttxtou, Willie NoirJ
Harry Cnvinglon ami Brown |
Thomas, all of Clifton Korge.
The bride was met at the al?
tar by the groom, attended by |
bis nnele. W. II I'olly. of Big
Stone (lap, Va., .is best man.
The beautiful ring service of
the Kpiscopnl Church was used
by the officiating clergy man.
while t he organ ist, MlBS Merle]
YVcNtorinan, played soft I j :
After the ceremony and con
gratulations, a reception was |
given the bridal party at the
home of the bride's grandinoth- j
er, Mrs. Jordan, i Mrs. Agee has
always lived with her grand?
mother in < 'lifton Forgo, tiiough
both her parents reside in
When t he bride cut t ho wed-1
ding cake, the penny fell to the;
share of Miss Pierce, of Big
Stone (lap, who must therefore
expect, poverty as her lot in
Mr. ami Mrs. Agee were the
recipients of numerous gifts,
among them over fifty pieces of
handsome silverware .ami some]
exquisite oul glass. Thobri.de
was very much pleased to have
her associate teacherfi of last
year in t he Big Stone < Jap Ilighi
School remeinber her with a
beautiful cut glass howl.
The bride and groom left on
the night train "for parts un?
known." They were accom?
panied as far as Kichlamls hv
Mr. and Miss Polly and Miss
Pierce, who were returning to
their home at Big Stone Gap.
Mr and Mrs. Agee will make
their home at Gary, West Va.,
where Mr. Agee holds a respon?
sible position with tho Unitotl
States Coal & Coke Co.
New Engines for V. & S. W.
General'Traffic Agent J. H.
McCue, of the Virginia ami
Southwestern railway, stated
today that his company, was
being provided with live new
freight engines of heavy type,
in order to handle ;he increas?
ing coal traffic of the fall and
wmler. The engines are now
being made, and are due to be
delivered here early in Novem?
ber. The company has not or?
dered any further coal cars, and
probably has a sufficient num?
ber to meet the heaviest 61 the
fall and winter traffic.
Coal is now being shipped to
southern points over the Hols
ton River division of the mad
in largo quantities. ?Bristol
j News.
Inquiries Still
Pour In.
"Well Begun, Is Half Done."
So Get a Good Start at
the Beginning. Easy
to Sell Due Rills
and Get Sub?
?'Well begun is half done."
And tho svi8o competitor tor
the Kelly Drug Company and
tho Big Btorie llnp Post's piano
will wast,- no time at the begin?
ning bill make a start now.
It is seldom that one has an
opportunity to secure such high
grade instruments as the :
Krause Piano in ri Contest.
Call and Sec f hem.
All interested candidates and
their friends are requested to
stop in at the Drug Store and
ask in he shown the Standard
1910 Krause Pi?nb to be given
away on February 10th, to tho
candidate polling the highest
vote in the Contest, ending that
date. The Contest Manager will
he pleased to give anyone a
thorough inspection of this
piano whioah in on display in the
didates have called at the oftico
of the Post and sought oxpln-1
nation in person of some points
urn thorough!) understood.
That is a wise plan ?don't, wait,
hut get busy now.
So EaS) to (let Votes.
"Why, it is surprisingly easy
to secure votes," said one lady
yesterday who ??es the advisa?
bility of getting started at the
Htart. With such reasonable
offers for selling Due Hills and
such attractive subscription
rates for the I'ost, tt is no won
tier thai they are surprisingly
? i \ te secure, anil make tin
attractive working prospect,
and you want to win. del the
Im iiist I hat coinoH from being "of
winning ([Utility" thus early in
the game.
Whatever yon do?do it now.
If you expect to he a factor in
the race, giit started at the
start. Secure as inany subscrip?
tions and sell as many due bills
as possible, and (urn the bttsi
ness in and get right up among
the leaders. Then stay there.
Cn-h Prizes.
In addition to the votes given
with each subscription to the
Post, which applies on tho
grand prl7.es, a cash pri'/e will
he given, at the close of the con?
test equivalent to Ifi cents for
every thousand votes contest?
ants receive on subscriptions to
the Post. In addition to this,
to the uiie receiving the largest
number of votes on stihscrip
tions will be given a special
pri/.e of $.10.00 and to the one
receiving next to the largest
number of votes mi. a correct
account will he kept of all sub?
scriptions sent in by candidates
or their friends. With every
dollar paid on new subscription
to the I'ost 1000 votes are given
and with every dollar paid on
back subscription SOU votes, are
given. Subscriptions, which
must bo taken at one dollar per
year, may be secured for as
many years as desired, anil
ev. ry dollar in advance counts
1000 votes.
Mr. Charles Bunn and sister.
Miss Margaret, were host ami
hostess at a charmingly inform
til dance given at the Totirame
Thursday evening to the regu?
lar boarders at the hotel and a
few outsider!'.
Excellent music was furnish
ed by the colored String hand,
and evorybod) danced to their
heart's content.
Lawyer Dies
Marries His Stenographer on
His Death lit il.
George <i. Isaacs, a well
known and successful lawyer of
Harlan, was brought to thisi
city fur an operation i"<?r appen?
dicitis nl the King'? Daughters!
I lospitnl Thursday evening, but:
I hie condition was so low at the
time of bis arrival, at a Consul-1
tati?n <>f physicians a postpone-1
ment of the operation was de?
cided upon. The unfortunato
inan, however, continued to
grow weaker, until death canto
to his relief early yesterday
A sacl and pathetic scene took
plaee upon the arrival of tho
stricken lawyer, when realizing
that his end was near requested
i di sire i" ho married t<> Miss
Minnie .Si.'.emure, his stenogra?
pher, who had been in his em?
ploy for the past year and who
had been his constant attendant
and nurse during the early
stages of his illness in Harlan.
Rev. ,1 Y. Logan was called
in by Ins physicians, who com?
plied with the dying man's re?
quest Permission hail previous?
ly boon given to Rev. Logan,
over tho 'phone from County
'Merk It, w. Johnson, at Pino
ville. lo proi.d with the cere?
The remains of the dead law
ver were taken to Custlowood,
Va . yesterday afternoon, hi>
forinur homo, uCcompnriind by
his grief stricken bride of only
i few hours.
T'llO decOUSod was a native of I
Kussell Cpllnty, Vn , anil for
several years prncti.I law at
Oooburn, Vh Front there be
went to Harlan aboitt a year
igd. IL- was regarded as one
of the most successful lawyers
practicing before l\ia Harlan
county inn-. Tin- sorrowing!
bride is the sister of Mrs. .las.
lloskill8, living in tin; West
l-'.inl, and l^us been employed us I
stenographer with several firms I
In this city for the past four
years. Mitldlcsboro ReCord.
Will Build Up
Livestock Industry Through?
out the South.
Richmond. Va,, s.-pt ?
The Southern Railway is oh
denvoring to build up the live
stock industry throughout the
South, having established n
special department for this
work, and is now inaugurating I
a movement for the organiza?
tion of local live stock associa?
tions in every county along its
lines in Georgin, Alabama, Mis |
sissippi, South Carolina, North I
Carolina, Virginia. TennesseeI
and Kentucky.
The organization >>i such lo?
cal associations will prove of I
immense value to live slock]
growers. They will stimulate
progress as they give an oppor |
tunny for an exchange of ideasI
and the distribution of good
breeds ami the association ex
hibits and auction sales pave
the way for excellent county
fairs anil live Btock shows
The live stock department of
the Southern Railway is in
charge of Mr. I1' I. Word. Live
Stock Agent, who has offices in
Atlanta. For the next few
months he will devote especial
attention to the formation of
county live stock associations,!
and will Ik- glad to CO-operftte
with live stock men in any
county along the Southern
Railway. A letter addressed to
Mr. Word will hring a prompt
reply and will secure his active
interest. Hi- will he glad to
hear from those who may wish
information as to the advan?
tages of local associations 01
tin best methods to adopt in
organizing them.
Thomas A. Kdison, in a re?
cent interview in Paris, gave
forth the opinion that people
sleep tod!mil3h? .Maylie that's
why he invented the phono?
Health Department Will Keep
Stock of Prophylactic
On Hand.
Richmond, Va., Sept. 2:1.-??
County boards of health deair
ini: typhoid fever vaccine us a
proventntive of disease can
iioroafter get it from an acore
dited manufacturer through the
State Department of Health:
hut they are cautioned not to
tine this newest weapon of
science for any other purpose
than to prevent disease.
This announcement, made to?
day* by tht> Health Department,
comes after careful delibera?
tion, Experience has shown
that typhoid vaccine, if proper?
ly administered, will give a
person immunity from typhoid
fever for a limited period of
time, mid is, in coUsequonco,
health officers say, very help?
ful where typhoid appours in a
community. 'I'he liberal use Of?
this vaccine, at the first ap
pearnnce of an epidemic will
protect those who have not
lieen exposed le the disease.
The vaccine should never he
used except for tins purpose
and is positively dangerous if
administered to a person al
ready sulVcring from typhoid
I nder the arrangements jus!
completed by the Health Do
partm.-lit. a stock of this virus
will he kept on hand for sale at
wholesale rates and can he or?
dered by local hoards of health.
Hill will he rendered direct by
the manufacturer. The vaccine
will not he shipped private
practitioners except Upon order
of the local board of health.
"If the people will appreciate
the powers and limitations of
typhoid vaccine." said an of
li.-i.-il of Ib.- Health hepartment
today, "tbey can derive great
benefit from its use Our own
Held inspectors as well an a
largo number of the National
(llllird ill I he State have I.n
vaccinated foi typhoid ami the]
treatment has been attended h\
comparatively small discom?
fort. I'nlike vaccination for
smallpox, which gives immun?
ity for a number of years, the
protection given by typhoid
vaccine is for a limited peri...I.
The immunity varies with the
person vaccinated, hut is sei
dorn less than six months and
may continue for two years, It
must never In- forgotten, how?
ever, (hat vaccine is for the
prevention of typhoid ami not
The Patrons Asked In Visit
Schools October 27th.
Richmond, Va., Sept. j;t.?
A movement has just been
started to have l-'riday, October
27th, observed as Patrons' May
in all the public schools of (he
Stitto. Prof. ?>? H. Bihford ami
Mis L, R Dash tell, of the Co
operative H'diioution Associa
tioOi ore hack of the movement,
and their office is very busy at
tin. time distributing circular
let lei s and special programs for
the occasion State Superiii
tel..h ut ,i. |>. Kggleston heart
il_? approves of the plan.
Many school houses are in
had repair, and school grounds,
as a rule, an- overgrown with
weeds ami show absolute no
ghet. The grown I.[lie take
little interest in the school. On
October 27th the touchers will
have interesting exercises, mid
parents will he invited to visit
tllti school, bringing with them
axes, scythes, hammers and
nails for the purpose of clean*
tug up the school grounds and
assisting teacher anil children
in putting the house in order.
At the same time teacher and
parents can become acquainted,
I a School Improvement League
[Can bo organized, ami plans
I laid for making permanent init
I prov entente.
Many superintendents and
teachers have promised to ob?
serve the da) , and it is behoved
ithat thousands of parents all
over the State will talc*? advan?
tage of the occasion to visit toe
schools and become acquainted
with their needs.
Knoxvillo, Sept. 23.?Effect?
ing the lease of ten thousand
acres of coal lands in Harlan
county, Ky., a transaction was
closed" on last Saturday at Pine
ville, when Kenneth Meguire,
of Louisville, and L.'YV. Farm
er, of Bnrbbursvillo, took over
the lands of T. .1. Asher. In?
terested in the transaction, and
associated with Messrs. Partner
and Meguiro in the production
of this coal, which is to be
worked on an extensive scale,
is tho Snced it Meguire Coal
Co., of Louisville. The lessee's
are members of the Southern
Appalachian Coal 1 tperutors'
Mr. Asher. from whom the
lands worn leased, is tin-largest
individual coal tield owner in
Kentucky id' the past ten years,
and the deal is the largest in
Southeastern Kentucky since
tin- loosing of the Konteuia
corporation's lands, by the
IVrin Delano company.
The deal means that all three
forks of ih.- Cumberland, river
wni be arteries for the trans?
portation of vast amounts of
coal, which will he taken to the
n'aBioto iV Black Mountain
branch of tin- L. .V N. for trans
pin l at ion. Shipment of coal for
comiueroiul work will begin
next summer, and a number of
very targe plants are to be iu
st died.
I.. iS. N. Extension Finished.
The extension of tin- Louis?
ville ,v Nashville L'ailroail has
been llnisliod through Harlan
ROUnty. Coal mine-, that ar.
Opening along this line have
brought a great influx of now
people into tin- mountain sec?
tion of Lastern Kentucky.
Train service on the new
branch of the Louisville and
Nashville, known us the Wasi
ntn ? Black Mountain Kail road
Company; was opened recently
to Monitum, Ky., on Looney
creek, ?Imv the big coking
plant of tin- Wisconsin Steel
Company has been erected,
This now line is Bixty-three
miles long ami opens up a vast
territory of coal ami timber
lands, and twepty-live or thirty
new mines an- opening along
this lim-. Tin- Wilhoil Consol?
idated Company will begin
shipping coal from its mines at.
an early date. It has or.e of the
most modern plants in Harlan
county for mining coal.
New Field of Coal in Lee Co.
Shawanee, Tenn., Sept. 23.?
A. J. Vance, of Walnut Hill,
Va., has located a seam of eoal
near t'hadwell's Gap, in Le?
county, Va., which crops out of
the Cumberland mountains on
the Virginia sido. It is about
four miles from a railroad nml
at an altitude of 2,800 feet above
the sea. This is said to he the
only vein of coal yol discovered
on the south side of the moun?
tain. The seam is eight feet
thick and is believed to be a
line made of coal. Mr. Vance
has secured an option on the
land covering the seam ami ex?
pect--, to interest capitalists in
developing the property.
Tazewell County Rejects Bids
The board of supervisors of
TuZOwell, has rejected all the
bids that were made for roads
in thai county under the bond
There were eight or ton in
number. Now bids will be ad?
vertised for, ami if not ns low
as the authorities think
lin y should be, it is reported
that the plan of roads wilt be
built by a force of county bands
under local supervision.
The governors of various
states met in New Jersey last
week to consider the state und
welfare of the nation and also
the initial steps towards olToct
iug a uniformity in the laws
throughout the country on
' those questions in which uni?
formity is especially desirable.

xml | txt