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The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL. XIX. BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBErT. ?911. No. 44 Candidates Agree Not to Spend Any Money in Election Next Tuesday. Both parties in Wiso county have pledged themselves not to use money or whiskey in tho coming election. We print he low two forms of pledges, one of which wo understand has been signed by all of the can? didates of both parties, and the other by the county chairman anil the county and precinct . immitteomen. We have not booh furnished with the names of the signers of these pledges, but we are assured that at the nine we go to press all candi? dates, Democratic, Republican and Independent for county of Hees, and most of those for tho district offices, and both county chairman and most of the conn tj committee and precinct com iniUoe'mon of both parties have signed and others are expected to sign. This is a erund movement in the right direction. Judge Skccn has served notice that he is going to exhaust every means at his command to en? force the law, hurt whom it may. TltO public sentiment in this county is behind him. All good citizens now have a chance to join together ami .-lamp out forever the curse of vole selling. Let Us hold Up JudgO Bk00U'8 bauds ami have li fair, honest ami unhotigbt tileoi ion. The following are the pledges referred to: "We, I lie respective county ami precinct chairman ami members of the county and pri? emet committees of the Demo? cratic and Republican parties i the county of Wise herein agree ami pledge ourselves, each to till' other, not to Use any money, whiskey or other thing of value, or knowingly permit the Same to be done by any member of lite party to which we respectively belong for the purpose of buying or in lluencing any voter in casting bis vote at the election to he lo ld in Wise county on Novem? ber 7, l!Ml, and this applies to such use of money either be? fore, on or after tho said date. "And wo further agree and pledge ourselves to use all hon? orable means to ascertain whether any one, either of our own or the opposite party, makes any such use of money, whiskey or other thing of value, ami if we learn of the same to report it promptly, together with all the facts and names to the Judge of the Circuit Court of Wise county, or to a grand jury called by said court for the purpose of investigating bribery at said election. We, the undersigned candi? dates for tlic various offices to lie voted for by the voters of Wise county, or magisterial districts thereof, at the eh rt ion to bo held November 7th, 1911, do hereby agree and pledge ourselves, each to the other, that we will not, directly or indirectly, use any money, whiskey, or other thing of value for the purpose of buying or influencing any voter, either before the day of election, on I he day of election or after the day of election; and wo further agree*and pledge ourselves to use all honorable means with our friends and supporters to the end that none of them shall, directly or indirectly, in our behalf, use any money, whis? key or other thing of value for such purpose. And wo further agree and pledge ourselves to use all honorable means to lind out if any person before, at or after said election uses any money, whiskey or other thing of value for such purpose, and to report the same with facts and names promptly to the judgo of the circuit court of Wise county, or to the grand jury called by said court for the purpose of investigating bribery ut such election. Floyd Uompton, a traveling salesman out of Baltimore, I spent several days of last week with his brother, E. A. Oomp ton, ut this place. Fine Chance To Win Valuable Prize In Big! Piano Contest. Knthusinsm und zon.l nro al? ways commendable; they go far toward being tin? jiirini! requi? site's for success, but in some very good cause people have been known to become altogeth? er too zealous. The elimination of competition seems to bo ham? mered into a business axiom of these days and various methods questionable and otherwise, have been resorted to. dust at Ibis time the Post anil the Kelly Drug Company want to state for the benefit 6? the people that participate in their great voting contest that all sorts of stories are liable to be circulated as to the activity of candidates. While the contest is just starting is a good time to get that fact lirmly fixed in your mind. You are going to hear that Miss So and So has an or? ganization behind her sworn to make her the winner in this race; if by circulating such a report or permitting it to be circulated, a candidate succeeds in -caring out other contestants Competition is reduced just so much, and is made easier. It might lie slated that this is not a race for the faint-hearted. The heiter judgment of can? didates should tell them that no one is abb- to secure more votes in a given time than them? selves. A good many candidates in a race of this sort believe in bluff? ing tactics; if they can "bluff" how some one. is likely to prove dangerous; it is but the work of a minute to cause a story to be circulated that an impossible number of votes have already been secured. If that story '?goes" competition is reduced to a minimum. While this big race is just started the contest department takes this means of warning candidates against be? lieving everything they hear. Your own experience in secur? ing votes is the best barometer of conditions, .lust remember the same conditions you are meeting must bo met by every other contestant, that the Held is clear and clean and that no one may possess an advantage that you muv not make your own. Candidates are asked to re? member that they are engaged in a big business pioposition. In a campaign for votes, can? didates have the assurance that they will receive the moral sup? port of a newspaper and a mer? cantile linn, who never have, would not, and could not afford to ally themselves with any business or proposition that savored ever so lightly in un? fairness. Contestants may approach their friends in full knowledge that conditions of thia contest are absolutely fair; that every i candidate has exactly the same j chance, and that every votoj will be counted for the candid? ate turning it in, ami that the responsibility of the i- ist and the Kelly Drug Company is not a question of guess work. This is a generous, dignilied appeal to the sober, serious minded people of this part of the coun? try. Mrs. Sallie Pridomore, of Jonesvllle, widow of the late Colonel Auburn L. Pridomore, was hero Monday and Tuesday visiting her brother, Mr. Ben Richmond, and while in the city honored this ofltco with her kindly presence. Mrs. Pride moer was looking o.t several pieces of property and if she can And something Mint suits her she will buy and make her homo hero in Nortom.?Norton ' New?. Patrons' Day. Patrons'Day, October 27th,I was not the success it was! hoped it would ho this your, principally on account of the inclement weather and the Hinall attendance of patrons. The display of pupils' work in the different grades was oven better than hiKt year, and the class rooms were exceedingly attractive In their decorations suggestive of October and llnt lowe'n. Prof. H. M. Vo'ttng presided at the morning session aud made one of his usual excellent talks on school matters goner ally. Among Other things. Pro? fessor Young brought tip the matter of the whipping of Hugh ESitglo, of Grade lit, some weeks ago, about which several er? roneous reports have been cir? culated. .Mr. Young made the following statement in explan? ation of his action in the mat tor: ','Two or three hoys havo boon wot to me ilits year for punishment. I had one boy sont to me thla year for a whipping; the teacher brought the two little ?wltehes with which ihe wished the boy whipped; In addition to her strong Wc> oiiiincnilatlon, there were other reasons thai prompted me to punish that time. After a long talk, the (toy was given his whipping, and returned to hl? room with; out even shedding a tear An Infamous tali- has boon circulated nroilnd abbllt the punishment of that boy^ because bohap peued to gei a whelk on Ids hack and leg. That tale you hear is an iiagytrnteti /,i/*WnW. "( wlah to aay right here that I think Judgment ami tliacretlon should lie used, and a whipping given as seid.mi poast slhle and only ns a lost resoit. bill In all my school experience I have h?Vor heeb aide to ahollsh cot,?oral punishment, und Prof. Young was followed l>y Kov. J. B. Craft, the popular pastor of the Baptist church at this place, whn talked enter? tainingly oh educational condi? tions "Then and Now," for half an hour or longer. Dr. \V. A. Baker and "Uncle JttX)k" Qoodloo were both on the program for addresses, but both of these gentlemen being of a naturally shy and modest disposition, as any citizen of ! Big Stone t lap will Btirely testi? fy,) Were cOhspicious by their ubsoilCO from the day's doings. Hon. It T. Irvine, member* of tlte (School Board, presided at I the afternoon session, and spoke for a short time on educational topics. He was followed by one of the (lap's oldest and best loved citizens, (Sen. It; A. Avers, who is always listened to with re? spectful attention, no matter how little or how much he has to say. Some special music was in? terspersed in the program, in? cluding several songs by the school, an instrumental solo by the talented young son of the chairman of the School Board, Peter Wolfe, and a duel by Miss Blake ami Mary Skeen. It was a matter of regret to Prof; Voting ami bis faculty that such a .small number of patrons wore sufficiently inter ested in the work of the school to attend the exercises. Big Railroad Deal Reported Virginian Said to Have Pass? ed to New York Central. Struggle for Su? premacy. Norfolk, Va., Oct. Jh.?It is reported in railroad circles that the New York Centra] has pur? chased the Virginian railway, and also the Kanawlia and Michigan, and that by the con? struction of a bridge across the Kanawha river, a'. Deepwator. V., where the road connects with the 15ig Four Route to Chicago. It has been rumored for several weeks that such a deal was pending, i That there is to bo a struggle between the tbree great COal lcarrying minis?t h e Chesa? peake and Ohio, the Virginian and the Norfolk and Western for supremacy here in that in? dustry won predicted by those who discussed the reported sale of the Virginian. Three great railroad Lnterc ta are represent? ed and if such a contest is to be made, it will attract the at tention of the who.lc country. Important Case Stoncga Coke & Coal Co. and; Blackwood Coal & Coke Co. vs. Louisville & Nashville Rail? road Co. (Special to tlu> 111k Storni (tap l\wl.) Washington, D. C, < >et. 28. It in not often that Mr. M. II. Smith, President of the L, & X., attends the trial of canes against his company, and Btill less fre? quently does he give a week to such trials and appear personal? ly as a witness. When he does this it indicates that there is "something doing," or, at least, that the L. & N, thinks there will be BOinethlhg doing. He did both of these unusual things | in the above case which has] been on trial here before the Interstate Commerce Commis. sinn this week, and, also, had i nroseht hia chief engineer, chief of traffic department, and other chiefs, including Mr. Helm Bruce, 6f Louisville, who is recognized as one of the ablest attorneys in tbo company's ser vice. Tho main questions Involved are "Group Rates," und "Through Routes and Joint Rated *' The plaintiffs are con tending that the rate? on coal and coke front all iniri?S in the Appnlacliia field should lie the same, i luil is all t ln> mines in Lee county and Wise coifnty w?sl of Cooburn should bo pill in one group and giVOn the same rate, tvhother reached directly by the I. & N. or feeders of the L. & N , Mich as the Interstate Rail? road, the Wise Terminal, the Virginia iSr Kentucky, etc. They further contond that they ar.(titled to through billing from the mines and joint rates therefrom, and that the L. & X. should he made to fairly di? vide the joint through rates with its feeders. This is a big question which the big railroads are lighting all over the United States. What the result will he no one, not interested, undertakes to predict: The plaintiffsfluished their evidence on Thursday, and the defendants their's late this afternoon. Kxaminer l'ligh then adjourned the hearing tin til November 15th, at which time the plaintiffs will put in their rebuttal testimony. The defendants are represent? ed by Mr. Bruce and Mr. North cut, of Louisville, and the plaintiffs by Mr. William .V Glasgow, of Philadelphia, and Mr. .1. K. Blillitt, of Rig Stone Gap, Enforce Rules for Quarantine. Health Department Will Pros? ecute Violation of Pro? tective Regulations. Richmond, Va., < let. 'js.?Kol lowing the receipt of informa? tion that the rules of the De? partment for the maintenance of quarantine were being vi<> luted in some localities, the State Health Department has organized a campaign of inves? tigation and will prosecute those who are guilty of infrac? tion. The rules und regulations of the Health Department, which were adopted by the Hoard of Health in July, |01Q, have the sanction of the law, under the act of Assembly authorizing the Hoard to formulate reason aide rules and regulations for the protection of the public health. The enforcement of these rules, under the terms of the act, devolves upon the lo? cal Hoards of Health and Com? monwealth's Attorney. In ari effort to familiarize the people with the nature of the regulations, the Health Depart? ment for some months refrained from prosecuting those who wore accused of neglecting the regulations; but wbon a test case came up in Norfolk coun? ty, the rules and regulations were upheld and their violation was punished at a jury trial. Compluints recently received relate to the regulations requir ing quarantine for cases of diphtheria, it is claimed that in some instances, local health of ! ficors have quarantined persona suffering from this disease,who have, it is alleged, violated their quarantine. The matter is being investigated by the Bureau of inspections of] the Health Department, and offend ers will be vigorously prose? cuted. Discussing the question this morning, Health Commissioner Williams said: "There is no widespread violation of the rules and regulations, and com? plaints are not often received. In the main the people are ob? serving these regulations and seem to appreciate the fact that they are devised for their liest interests. Where the rules are violated, however, it is only fair to announce in advance that this Department will pros cento as vigorously as possible, believing that in this way only will law abiding citizens he protected in their adherence to these regulations. Free If It Fails Your Money Back If You Are Not Satisfied With the Medicine We Recommend. We arc hi> punitive that our remedy will permanently re? lieve constipation* uo matter llOW chronic it may he. that we otTur to furnish the medicine tit our expense should it fail to produce satisfactory results. It is worse than useless to at tempt lo cure constipation with Cathartic drugs. Laxatives or cathartics do much harm. They cause u reaction, irritate, and weaken the bowels and tend to make constipation more ohrou io. Besides, their use becomes a habit that is dangerous, Constipation is caused by a weakness of the nerves and muscles of the largo intestine or descending colon. To expect permanent relief you must therefore tone up ami strength en these organs and restore tlit'in to health!) r activity. We want you to try Koxull Orderlies on oiir recotnmondn tion. They^ nro exceedingly pleaBant to take, being eaten like oahdy, and are ideal for children, delicate persons, and old folks, as wel| as for the ro bust. They dot directly on the nerves and musel?s of the how els. They apparently have a iibutral action on othci asso ciate organs or glands. They do not purge, cause excessive looseness, nor create any incon? venience whatever. They m Ij he taken at any time, day or night. They will positively re? lieve chronic or habitual con? stipation, if not of surgical variety, and the myriads of as? sociate or dependent chronic ailments, if taken with regular ity for a reasonable length of time. I'j tablets, In cents; 38 tablets, 26 cents; 80 tablets, 50 cents. Sold in Big Stone Gap only at our store?The Kexall Store The Kelly Drug Co. Some Big Land Deals. The last few days has svit nessed some big bind deals in tin' Pourrrtile section of Cum berland river, VVIjc Howard Bold 175 acres to the Wilhoit Coal Co. for $8,000 and bought tin: lands of Alvy (irogory, paying f'.i.?iio, containing I.V.) acres. Ailey Howard sold a tract of land, yet to be survey? ed, to the Martin's Fork Coal Co. The Martins Kork Coal Co, has bought the right of way to the site Of their mining plant from the different land holders, an<l the surveying is being done for a spur lino more than a mile in length, leaving the main line just south of the Kpurmlle bridge. ? Harlan (Ky.) Ktitor prise. .John Taylor hau put a nice concrete fence around his resi? dence near the public school budding, which adds greatly to the appearance of the property. Power Company Records Trust Deed for Twenty-five Million Dollars. At Princeton, in the nfticn of tli<' olerk of the county court, and ut Welch, in the McDowell county, W. Va., clerk's office, the Appalachian Power Com? pany has recorded a deed of trust on nil of its properties in the sum of |2A,tKK),t)00. This does not represent the amount of money the concern has bor? rowed up to this time, but rep? resents the hooding capacity of the concern on a general mort? gage basis. The Continental and Corn Trust and Savings Hank, of Chicago, 111., is nam? ed as trustee. The Appalach? ian Power Company is capital i/ed at ?25,b00,U00 and has re? cently purchased in this section some very valuable electric light and power plants, in ad? dition to securing rights of way and franchises which permit it to erect a system of dams to furnish hydro-electric power for coal plants, villages, cities and manufacturing enterprises in Virginia ami West Virginia. At this time the company is applying for a franchise in Mercer and McDowoll Counties, asking for permission to string electric wires ami do other things necessary for the pur? pose of furnishing cheap elec? tric power. The matter ih now heing considered by the Mercer County Court. The towns which the com? pany is now supplying with eleotricity are: Blucfteld, W. Va., Graham, Yu., Bramwell, W, V*a.j Pocahontas, Va., Welch, W. Va.. Keystone, W. Va.. Marian, Va , Wythovlllo, Va , PulaSki, Va. Zemo Makes Astonishing Eczema Cures. ?WB PROVE IT." Evony day ZRMO given relief and eure? men, women and ohildren In every city and town in America whose skins are on BVe with torturing KIV.KMA rashes and other itching, burn? ing, seals , ami erusted skin and sculp Inimors. BRMO and ZEMO (ANTI? SEPTIC) 80AP, two refined preparations will give you Bitch quick relief that yon will feel like a new person; We give yon three reasons whv we recommend and on dorse /KMH and ZEMO BOAP for all skin and scalp eruptions. 1st. They are clean, scienti? fic preparations that give uni? versal satisfaction and aro pleasant and agreeable to use at all times. 2nd. They aro not experi? ments, but are proven cures for every form of skin and scalp affections, whether on infants or grown persons. 3rd. They work on a new principle. They do not glazij over the surface; but they pen etrate in the seal <'t the trouble and draw the germ life from underneath the skin und de? stroy it. In tins wuy n eom plete cure is effected in ttnv ease of SKIN UK SC ALK BRUPTII iN. Bndo'rsed and Bold by Kelly Drug Oo., Big Stone Hap, and Interment Drug Co., Appa laohia. BASE BALL. The Big Stone (lap High School baseball team went to Norton Saturday, where they played tho school team of that town. i; II. K. ?ig St.,110 (lap ,. a 0 ID Norton . .', | K i Batterie?: Klg HUme On Hank* and Polly. Norton?Mall and Miwlur. The Apj.nidchia and Coeburn school !??.inis played 14 innings I at Coeburn Saturday, rosuiting in the game being called on ! account of darkness, the score i standing 4 runs euch.