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The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL. XIX, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1911. No. 45 GOOD ROAD MOVEMENT. Probably never before in its history lias the good road move? ment in the DnTted States re? ceived such an impetus from an ufiicial source as in tho procla? mation which has just been is? sued by Uovernor William Hodges .Mann, of Virginia. The i ? ii paper written by Governor Mann calls upon all the citizens Irginia to sei aside the week beginning November 13, 11)11, as "Good Roads Week," and asks them to devote their united efforts "to the accom? plishment of some practical ro suit within the zone of their in lluenco." The proclamation of Governor Mann carries to its zenith the road movement in Virginia. As ii result of the work of Charles l*. Light, chief Held representa? tive and the ablest organizer on] ll.xecutive stall of the Amer? ican Association for Highway Improvement, t wonty six Coun? ty Gbod Koads Associations have been formed in the State, each containing in its member ship some of the leading busi? ness men. farmers and profes? sional men in eaeh county. While Mr. Light has been or? ganizing road improvement as? sociations throughout the conn try, his work in the South is a matter of local pride since he was formerly highway commis? sioner of West Virginia. The trip of the Southern Kail way Company's "Good Road Special" was concluded so re? cently that interest in the im? provement of roads and the Hindern devices for const i noting mads to meet the demands of modeln vehicles is still it fever pitch. Incidentally, the Atlan? tic Const Line Railway will start its (iood Koads Train on November 24, from Richmbnd, the day on which the big con? gress of the American Associa? tion for Highway Improvement in that city is brought to a With tlld people of the Slate aroused to a realization of.the great commercial advantages of a system of improved roads, the proclamation of Governor Mann, unique among all state papers, will strike a popular chord. Governors of all other states in the union will be requested to issue similar proclamations so that the entire country may be alive with the activity of farmers actually engaged in the improvement of the public high ways during that week. It is Intended to make the week the most notable in the history 6? the road movement in Amer? ica. At the present time over ; i .000,01111 per day is being spent on the improvement and main? tenance of roads m the United States. In the week beginning November tilth, it is ox pected that $10,000,000 Will bo invested in the improvement of roads from all the various states, counties, boroughs and road organizations. In addition, thousands of farmers in various lootionsbf the country will do? nate their service to the actual work of improving the nearby roads in order to demonstrate just what can bo done by con? centrated work. Logan Waller Page, the I'resident of the American As? sociation for Highway Im? provement, whose convention is to be hold at Richmond No? vember 20th to'_':!rd, inclusive, b tys that tho proclamation of Uovernor Mann will result in a rystallization of the sentiment for good roads throughout S'ir ginia, and when followed by -imilar proclamations in other states, will produce the same effect throughout the country. J. K. Pennypaclcer, Jr., tho ox ucetive secretary of the asso? ciation, and Charles P. Light, the chief field representative and organizer, have been trav? eling through the country, ami report that everything is in readiness for "Good Koads Week" throughout the coun? try, immediately following the general demonstration, the congress of American Associa? tion for Highway improvement ami ita allied organization will bp bold at Richmond. Tho uu tomobile tours, good road! trains and othor features of the 1 I congress have already been ar? ranged, and Richmond will : hold the greatest crowd in its I history. After calling attention to tho fact that the American Asso? ciation for Highway Improve? ment is to hold its first annual road congress in Richmond No-1 vember 20th to 23rd, "for tho purpose of bringing to the solu? tion of the many difficult prob lerne connected with tho im? provement of the public roads the combined knowledge ami experience of the men who have devoted themselves to a study of t his important question, Oov. j Mann*s proclamation says: "Whereas, the President of United States will be our hon? ored guest and will address the Congress upon that important occasion: "And wlu^reas, tho improve? ment of public roads through? out Virginia and their proper care and maintenance will re? sult in greatly increased pros? perity and add immeasurably to the welfare of our people; "Therefore, I, William Hod? ges Mann, Governor of Vir? ginia, do hereby request that the people of this Common? wealth, and especially those charged with the management of our public roads, to attend and participate in tho Ameri? can ftoad Congress hereinbe? fore mentioned "I furthermore urge upon all civic organizations, public schools, churches, the press and all other agencies within tho Commonwealth that serve to promote human welfare, to set apart the week beginning November Id, It'll, which im? mediately precedes the Con? gress, us '(loot! ltoads Week,' and during that period to de? vote their united elforts to a furtherance of the movement for belter reads and particular? ly to the accomplishment of some practical result within the zone of their influence." The proclamation issued by t lovernor Alaun is the tirst over issued by th'o chief executive officer of a state in the good roads or any other similar movement. Golf Match. The Intermediate games, played in October, to determine who should contest in Novem? ber for tho Championship Cup for 1911, resulted as follows: WON U081 II. K. Ko\. 5 1 .1 K. Itnllilt. I 'J M. Stevenson I It. 1) Haker. 0 ? John W. r'ox, Jr. .... 4 - 1>. 11. Siiyers. It :l K.Htochr. 1 ?"> It will thus be seen that H.H. Pox won first place, while Bul litt, Stevenson and .lohn VV. Fox, dr., tied for second place. These three will play off the tie and the winner will then play II. K. Pox six games for the cup. The (inal match will, doubtless he close and interest? ing. The linal games are open to spectators, provided they keep a proper distance behind the players and make no com? ments or otherwise interfere with the game. It is proper to add that Mr. Baker was away nearly the whole month of October, and only goi to play one of his games?the balance of his games were forfeited to his op? ponents. He was playing In line form, and bad ho been able to play out his score, would probably have been quite dif? ferent. Large Increase Richmond. Va., Nov. 3.?Due to the new realty valuation, tho public school fund of Virginia for It'll will bo increased $129, 540 70 over 1910, bringing the total to iil, 157,2:11? 58. Bristol city will get $3,120.44, and Washington county $19, 144.04; Bland county, *'t,l 18.93; Crnig, $3,799.32; Dickenson, $0, 108.28; Giles, ?7,130.36; Lee, $14,035.20; Russell, $14,077.44; Scott. $10.869.24; TtusewelL $14,. 313.04; Wise, $16,695.08: Wythe, $11.71)8.84. Getting Interesting. Mammoth Piano Contest As? sumes Vast Proportions. It lias been only six weeks since tho Pont and the Kelly Drug Co. announced their great voting Contest, and if there is any section of tho territory in which this offer holds good, into which this fact has not penetrated, the Post has yet to hear of it. The numbor of nom? inations received are fairly rep? resentative of all the districts covered The list of names published will be found to em? brace some very active, ener? getic, wide-awake people in tho territory in which tho Post and the Kelly Drug Company are so well and favorably known. The vim and force and vigor with which interested persons are talcing hold of this contest is ample evidence that the race is to he one of the most inter? esting ever witnessed in this or any other section of the coun? try. It is so easy to enter and I compete for the great list of prizes. Conditions have been simplified so that nothing im? possible or oven diflicult is ask? ed of candidates. There are live] great prizes to he distributed,! and you or your friend have every opportunity to win one of these prizes if you will only put forth a littlo energy and show the proper spirit. In soliciting subscriptions to tin- Post or by selling coupons for the Kelly l>rug Company you have nothing to apologize for; nothing to he ashamed of. Your effort is a straight, clean cut exchange of the hingest dollar's worth of value ever wrapped up, whether that dol? lar is expended toward a sub? scription to tho Post or on the stock of the Kelly Drug Com-] pany, "tho quality store." These conditions form the great opportunity of the contestants in this race. As tho full force and scope of the contest becomes thoroughly understood, enthusiasm will in? crease in all sections of the dis? trict covered. The prizes aro so desirable, the oprortuoities for winning so numerous, that each week will witness greater ef? forts made by people who prop? erly appreciate this magnificent oiler. It costs nothing to make the effort for one of tho prizes. The field is comparatively fresh, and there are no confusing de? tails about securing votes. There is nothing small about such a contest as this. It is a mammoth project and will be conducted along bucIi lines, and in the very size of the ruco lies the opportunity for so many people to win. Remember there is no guess work about it. The prize is before you. Tho pianos upon which the due hills apply are exact duplicates in quality, finish, in every detail. You know exactly what you are go? ing to win. Results depend en? tirely upon yourself. A littlo energy will win you a prize. Hut dallying with the propo? sition wiil not accomplish it. There is no instant force and energy save in the present mo latent, and planning will win nothing. You must start. The earlier you start the better the opportunities, and the less the opposition which will he on countered. Candidates will find many people who always in? tended to suhscrihe for the Post "sometime," or "were just go? ing to buy at the Kelly Drug Company's store." (Jo out and clinch their resolutions while this contest is ou and thereby get for yourself votes for oue of these great prizes. WISE COUNTY IS FIRST. First Edition of "Back Home" Magazine Will be Devo? ted Exclusively to Wise County. The "Hack Home"movement is taking a wider scope in the South. Tho growth of this movement has boon little Hhort of the marvelous since it was inaugurated a little over n year ago. A writer in World's Work for October says: "Although it has commercial aspects, the "Hack Home" movement inau? gurated by Mr. W. I). Roberts has attained results almost pho nominal. Many have been in? duced to return to the South by it. and the campaign has most effectively advertised it." Mr. Roberts, founder Of the movement, is arrnnging to pub? lish an organ for its extension in the form of special and ex elusive numbers for Southern communities, and as he advises, Wise county will bo given the opportunity to have the first. By exclusive it is meant that no other matter or advertising will be contained in it, except that which directly relates to Wise County, He advises that he has a list of over one thousand per? sons who have responded to the "Back Home" call by writing for detailed information about the South, and that copies of the Wise county edition can be mailed to t hem by the county authorities, boards of trade and individuals. He will also fur? nish further names of such in quirors as they are received by him. The Wise county edition, be? ing the first, will naturally at? tract unusual attention, espec? ially since several hundred pen pie in the West and Northwest have already, as wearo advised by Mr. Roberts, made applica lion for copies of it. As shown by his tiles, these rc.iuoats have come from hundreds of differ? ent towns and cities in different states. Some of tho writers have asked for several copies to give to friends. Community advertising has been found to bo the mbst ef? fective of any, and wo trust that, the entire county and all interests will join in getting out the Wise county number in a style justified by the import? ance of the greatest county in Virginia. A Great Discovery Certain Ingredients That Real? ly Promote Hair Growth When Properly Combined. Resorcin is one of the most effective germ destroyers ever discovered by science, und in connection with Beta .N'apthol, which is both gormieidal and antiseptic, a combination is formed which destroys the germs which rob the hair of its natural nourishment, and also creates a clean, healthy con? dition of the scalp, which prevents the development of new germs. Pilocarpin, although not a coloring matter or dye, is a well known ingredient for re? storing the hair to its natural color, when the loss of hair has been caused by a disease of the scalp. These ingredients in proper combination, with alcohol ad? ded as a stimulant ami for its Well-defined nourishing proper? ties, perfect perhaps the most effective remedy that is known for scalp and hair troubles. We have n remedy which is Chiefly composed of these in? gredients, in combination with other extremely invaluable medicinal agents. Wo guaran? tee it to positively cure dand? ruff and to grow hair, even I though tho scalp in spots is j bare ..of hair, if there is any vitality left in the roots, it will [positively cure baldness, or wo ? will refund your money. It the scalp has a gla/.ed, shiny ap? pearance, it's an indication that baldness is permanent, hut in Other instances we believe bnld ness is curable. Wo want every ouo troubled with scalp disease or loss of hair to iry Kexall ":?;t" Hair Tonic. If it does not euro dand rtttl" and grow hair to the satis? faction of tho user, we will without question or quibble re? turn every cent paid us for it. We print this guarantee on every bottle. It lias effected a positive cure in !?:t per cent, of the cases where put to a practi? cal test. Roxall "OS" Hair Tonic is en? tirely unlike, and Wo think, in evory particular, better than anything else we know of for the purpose for which it is pre? scribed. NVe urge you to try this preparation at our entire risk. Certainly wo know of no better guarantee to give you. Reinohibor, you can obtain Roxall Remedies in Rig Stone Oap only at our store?The Roxall Store The Kelly Drug (Jompany. Wants Some of N. & W. Land Richmond. -Va., Nov. 2 -The Interstate Railroad Company iias filed with the State Oorpor ation Commission an applica? tion for permission to condemn some of the land of the Norfolk .vr Western Railway at Norton, in Wiso county. The Interstate wants terminal facilities at Norton, and there is not enough laud available for the purposes needed, save a Htuall portion owned by the Norfolk Ar West? ern Railway and which is un? used at this time. It is this which the lulerstat" wants. It is held by condemning the property, the two roads would be close together with terminal facilities, that tho handling of freight would be reduced to a minimum and that passengers would be saved the trouble and expense of a transfer to a dist ant point. The matter will he heard in this city November 0. Coal Company In Hands Of Receivers. The Dominion Coal Co , with a capital stock of 1150,000, which operates extensively in tlw Black mountain coal field of Southwest Virginia, under a lease from the Black Mountain Coal Land Co., of Bristol, is now in the hands of receivers. Application was mad?; at Cin? cinnati Friday by Indiana in (. rests for receivers and the ap? plication was granted and re ceivers named to take charge of the business. When seen h'riday night N. D, Rachman, dr., treasurer of the Black Mountain Coal Laud Co., staled that, he had not as yet received news of the failure of the company. He stated that it operated under a lease from his company and was composed of Cincinnati business men. it seems that the company had a large volume of business. It. has been operating in the Black mountain territory for BOme tune. Bristol News. Again Refuses Pardon. Governor Mann has again re? fused to pardon Augustus A. Ball, now serving a fourteen year Bentence in the peniten? tiary for the murder of Cleve? land Lambert in 15)00, when he shot his victim in tho back. Unsuccessful efforts have been made before Governors Swan son and Mann for pardon for prisoner. Tho nature of the wound in Lambert's body, however, made both governors believe that Rail would not have tired into Lambert's back had he (Ball) have been acting in Helf de? fense. Hall was convicted be? fore Judge II. A. W. Skeon* March 12, 1900.?Richmond Times Dispatch. BITTERS and tomncTS Encouraging View Of Conditions In the South Presented In Annual Re? port of Southern Railway. Washington, 1). 0;, Nov. 2.?? A most encouraging view of conditions in the Southeast in presented in the annual report of the Southern Railway Com puny, which stated that one.of the most important factors in the strength of the company's position is tho industrial and agricultural development of the territory traversed by its lines. The marked agricultural pro? gress due to the general adop? tion oif approved methods by the farmers of tho Southeast, particularly the Increase of di? versified farming, ami the di? versification of industries are noted. The management of the com? pany, with a broad conception of its relations to the public, is making the railway not merely a carrier of tho people and pro? ducts of the South, but also a helpful factor in Southern de? velopment. Tho reports sets out tl.(torts being put forward to increase the prosperity of the people already in the South? east, and to attract investors and desirable settlers to the ter? ritory served by the lines of the Southern Hallway. A review is given of thn work being done hy the Cotton Culture Depart? ment, which is teaching farm? ers, in localities whore it is pos? sible the boll weevil may spread, to successfully combat I he insect should it ever appear in their Holds, and thus main? tain their production instead of having to learn how to deal with it after it anpears. Tho work of this department will be extended to cover all the terri? tory along the company's lines to winch there is oven n remote danger that the weevil may spread. Tho importance to the SmitIi of maintaining its moil opoly of cotton production is pointed out in connection with the vigorous efforts being made to raise cotton in other parts of the world. The report shows that the company is also en? couraging live stock raising ami dairying in its territory. Recognition is given the news? papers of tho Southeast for their valuable assistance ami also to commercial organiza? tions, banks ami individuals I who have aided the company in nil its efforts to advance tho agricultural prosperity of tho Sont beast. 'file more important additions and betterments completed and undertaken during the year are shown, among them the double track lines through l.ynchburg, Va . ami into Chattanooga; 38 miles of double truck between Atlanta anil GainCBVlllo, (la.; modern lap-sidings on the line between Atlanta and Mncon, Gh., Knoxvlllo and Chatta? nooga, Tonn., and Morristown, Tenn., and Asheville, N. C., new freight Station and offic? building at Atlanta, additional freight station and yard facili? ties at Macon, ami additional wharf facilities at Mobile, Ala. To prpvide adequate facilities to take care of tho increasing traffic of the South, the report shows that the company has in the last two years purchased the following additional equip? ment: 108 locomotives, 203,pas? senger train cars und 5,207 freight train cars. In closing, tho report em? phasizes the loyalty which has characterized the services of officers and employes in ull de? partments during the year, ami it is stated that the standard of efficiency throughout the ser? vice justifies the management in pursuing a consistent policy of tilling by promotion vacan? cies that may occur, thus pre? serving a wide field of oppor? tunity for udvuncemcnt of all loyal and efficient employes. Kastern politicians who laugh at LaFolIett's boom may bo right, but you remember how the wise men told Noah that it was not going to be much cf a howor. a