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Fol. xix, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, ?911. No. 46 |HE CORNER STONE LAYING fhc ceremonies attending the ,nng of the Corner Stone of ie Government Building were decided success, though the rowel present waBnol large. tig ti expected, owing to the ireatened min. ?I,reo n'eloek (). 111. Iho [agon 1 met at their hull in the linor building on the corner of i'o id avenue and East Third Ircpt. The ceremonies were resided over by Grand Master I'm B. McOhesney, assisted by leyuty Grand Master W. S ilsthews. Secretary .1. II. Math read the contents of the I .ix. which contained the fob iwmg articles: H?h IHhlo Com of original II. It Hill No It Tin. iliii. .I in the iimli Congress, .launary i im to nrovldo for tho erection of a Bhlidlng at IttK Stone (lap mid a A)'|>ri>priHtlon tlierofor. . ofsn Act <if Congress April 22, p..; i ililisiiini' ?> United States Court -tone lisp, with a list, of present I i.j .if rules of United States District p urt by .indue II. C. McDowoll. ofmomorial of lion, ('.implied ? emp, deceased Photograph of lion, t). II. Stomp, M. ? i nth in>irii t Copy of llig Stone Qap Towil < >r i py of nig Stone Oap Telephone in ? r.ic. Stone Oap Posl . of proceeding* Grand Ixxlgoof . foi urn 1,1st of present Town Ofllcern Iiis; Stone Statement nf Wlnliold S I!. Post fopj ol progi mi nf those proceedings I Lint of reprosentatlve linns doing tniil ? it In lllg Stono Oap. ? tod States coliu <>f year lull. Litt of contents of bos deposited, The box was then placed in tbe niche cut in the Granite block. The capstone was then ivcrod by three regular mo? tions, after which the Junior Warden tested it with the I'liwib, tho Senior Warden with the level, and the Grand Master with the square, and found up? right, level ami aqtlure it was !? Iicnled, consecrated and set iparl by the pouring on the Corn of plenty, tho wine of glad? ness and tbe oil of joy. The '? monies worn rendered more ? ill mil and impressive by the beailtifitl Masonic songs sung by the choir, with Mrs. J. II. Mathews as organist. T he secretary road a telegram from the Messrs. Plowman, contractors, expressing their fraternal greetings and good wishes. The Grand Muster introduced Deputy Grand Master, W. L. : trows, of Koanoke, as the Masonic orator of the occasion, ii 1 right well did he perform this ditlieuH duty. Mr. An ?hews is an orator, a fluent and ? ful speaker.and,ho handled Ids subject in a scholarly man Qonoral Ayers, who has been laying the corner stones of en? terprises in th's section from where the crystal waters of the] (Tinch are turned to silver all tho touch of dawn, to whore the sun, sinking in its bed of blue mountains, turns a mo? ment and blows him a good? night kiss from tho tips of its golden darts, was introduced und made a masterly speech on commercial growth of this Bection. Ho was referred to by speaker Andrews as tho "Col? umbus" of our city. The Rev. S. B. Vaught closed the exercises of the day by a Bplendid presentation of the re? ligious development of this section. Our Distinguished Quests, Grand Master William Baylor McChesney, of Staunton, Va., is perhaps tbe most distinguish ed Mason in Virginia. H i holds the unparalelled honor of bring in line in all three of the Grand Masonic Bodies at the same tune, becoming Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter in ?, Grand Master in February I 'lo, and Grand Commander in October i?i?. He held office for one year in each of the Grand Bodies except the Grand Lodge where he holds for two years, itis term of office expiritig in the eoming February, when hej will be succeeded by our other I distinguished guest, Deputy! <irand Master W. L. Andrews, of Uoanoke, Va. Manycompli-i inents wore paid tho Grand! ?Master, on his hnndsome andi dignified appearance, and tho decorum and dignity with which he presided, und when the fact leuked out that lie was a bachelor, many a mountain maiden's heart responded to the Bound of the gavel in the Bast. He is a substantial citi? zen of his city and a Bluo .Stocking Presbyterian. Deputy Qrand Master An? drews is distinguished in State Craft, standing for all that is clean and pure in politics, as well us being a distinguished craftsman in the Masonic or? der. He is not only a splendid speaker, but a most accomplish? ed scholar, especially recondite in the traditions of the order, and the origin and history of its forms and ceremonies, and his lecture in the, lodge that night was a jewel of its kind. Mos! Worshipful (leorge W. Wright, Qrand High Priest, Past tlrand Master and Present Qrand Lecturer, the "boy ora? tor of the Southwest," was bill? ed for tt speech, but becoming Indisposed just before his name was reached on the program, we were denied the great treat of hearing him. Hut he "made good" that night by conferring the Kir.-t Degree on a candidate, and after the lodge had closed, rendering, in bis inimitable style, "The Hoy With the Stub bed Too." His splendid elocu? tion soothed as the muriner of a mountain brook, it charmed as the music of an Aeolian harp. You could hear the sobs of the bare.foot boy and see the bleed? ing toe. You could read in the face of the erring man a flound? ering faith, and a heart's de? spair. Not until lie finished were we dropped to earth again. There were many other dis? tinguished Masons present from neighboring lodges, and the oc? casion is ono that will long be remembered by the Masonic fraternity. Big Stone Gap Lodge No. 208 feels especially honored, it be in^ the first time in us history that a Grand Master has made it an official visit, and feels deeply indebted to both the out going as well as the incoming Grand Master for this cour? tesy . Louisville & Nashville Pleased With the Telephone Method of Dispatching Its Trains. The Louisville & Nashville Railroad, which ubout a year age equipped its main lino from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Norton, Va., with telephone apparatus for handling its train dispatch? ing, has found this method so satisfactory that it recently or? dered of the Western Electric Company forty-two additional telephone selector equipments to bo installed on a new copper line being built from Lexing? ton, Ky., to Quicksand, Ky. A telephone selector equip? ment makes it possible for the train dispatcher located at headquarters, in this case at Lexington, to signal any of the way stations without calling the others. When the dispatch? er at Lexington wishes to eon verse with the operator at Rich? mond the selector makes it pos sible for him to ring the tele? phone bell of the operator at Richmond without signaling any of the other operators along the lino. The new line will cover a to? tal distance of !H5 miles, and 21 stations will bo equipped on it to handle the train movements. A message circuit to handle other railroad business, also equipped with 21 stations, will parallel this train circuit. This is another instance where a railroad has found that the telephone is an efficient and reliable means of handling its various communicntiot'S. Mrs. Spears WebBter has as her guest her mother, Mrs. II. S. K. Morison, of Big Stono Gap, Va.?Bristol News. Enthusiasm A Valuable Asset Have you over thought, about j tho one absolutely neeossary quality in the contest to win?' Hns it over occurred to you that this quality must bo tho pre? dominate characteristic of tho candidates who "bring homo the coon's skin." boiled down, concentrated ami briefly stated, this ono quality is enthusiasm. Enthu? siasm is simply spelling success in another way. It means ag? gressive activity, fixity of pur? pose and dogged perseverance. Success is nothing more or less than opportunity plus enthu? siasm. The Big Stone Qap l'ost and the Kelly Drug Company furnishes the former and the latter is up to you. Tho two form an unbeatable combina? tion and the latter will be found to be ono of the chief charac? teristics of the winners in this competition. Wlist Enthusiasm Means. Indifference never led nn army that won, never modeled a statute that lived, never breathed sublime music, never harnessod the forces of nature, never reared impressive archi? tecture, never moved the soul with poetry nor the world with heroic philanthropies. Knthu siiiHin and bluster are not synonmyous, Enthusiasm tirst tixod the mariner's compass upon its trembling axis ami lirst heaved the bar of the pow? erful printing press. Kulhu I si asm reefed the high topsail that fluttered in the morning breeze over tho deck trod by tlie indomitable Columbus; it lent force to the sword with which the colonies out loose from the domination of George III. It. poised the ?xe of the dauntless woodsman who blaz? ed tbe trail to civilization, and it pointed the quill with which the immortal ban'', inscribed the thoughts that catch and hohl tho present generation in a condition of hypnosis. The Winner. The winners in the great Piauo ('outest will be those who do not concede the existence of a single difficulty: Enthusiasm will carry them through. Just remember that many things that you will consider dillicult will come up in this race. Hut doing beats wishing a thousand ways, but it's hard? er. It sometimes happens that the man who can tell you ex? actly how to do a thing iB ut? terly unable to do that very thing himself. Opportunity must be manip? ulated to ring tbe gong of suc dess. There'is no push button placed conveniently at the front door. The l'ost and tbe Kelly Drug Company furnish the op? portunities, but if you will just get a crowbar under one of them and bear heavily on the other end you will turn it over to your own advantage most effectively. Mrs. Webster's Luncheon. Mrs. Spears Webster was the hostess at a beautifully served luncheon at ono o'clock Wed? nesday at Hotel Bristol. The luncheon was given in honor of Mrs. lt. S. Reynolds, of Wins ton-Salem, N. C, who, during her visit with relatives here, is being delightfully entertainsd each day by friends and rela? tives. The guests invited to meet Mrs. Reynolds at tho luncheon wore: Mrs. H. 8. K. Moriaon, of Big Stone Gau, Va.; Mrs. Wyndham White, Mrs. T. 8. Staley, Miss Sadio King and 'Mrs. J. A. Diakey.?Bristol Herald-Courier. I No Successor to Mr. Caples lo be Named at Present and Mr. Petlyplace Will Continue in Charge. The Daily Telegraph in able to state, on authority of a high official of the Carolina, Clinch field & Ohio, that the road is not to commence construction of the tunnel between Dante and Blkhorn City at this time, nor in any extension planned just now. It is also able to state that the deal which was proposed whereby the Carolina, Clincbtield iSc Ohio was to have been jointly leased to the Ches? apeake iV Ohio and the Sea? board Air Line has been called oil by officials of the Carolina, Clinchficld & Ohio, and fur? thermore that for the present there will be no vice-president anil general manager elected to succeed M. J, Caples, who re? signed the first of the mouth and went with the Chesapeake & Ohio as fourth vice president in charge of the operating and construction department. It can also state that for the present L. 11. Pottyploco will have charge of the operation and transportation department of the Carolina, Clinchlleld and Ohio and that no successor to him as superintendent will be appointed at this time. To use the words of this high official: "We'll see if the boys we now have can't hold the job down and we believe they can." This information was secured over the 'phono late yesterday and comes from a source which should be in possession of all the information the officials or board of directors could have. Fbi the present Mark W. Pot ter, chairman of the hoard of directors, of the Carolina, Olinchfleld & Ohio, will do the business details of the work connected with the general manager's office, assisted per? haps by an augmented olllce force. No change is now con templuted. J>'or many months there has been considerable speculation as to the future of the Carolina. Clinchtichl ,v Ohio. Kor a time it was officially believed that the road would bo leased by the Seaboard) and Chesapeake and Ohio, but this deal is now oil'. The deal would have been to the advantage of both roads, according to railroad experts, hut it appears that the terms were not satisfactory.- -Blue held Telegraph. Clinch Valley Has 125,000 Turkeys. One hundred and twenty-live thousand turkeys will be ship, peil from the Clinch Valley sec? tion this year, according to the estimate of a man prominently connected with the Southern Express Co. Ho estimates that atiout 70,000 will be shipped in car lots liy express, while :!<i,()(i(i will take the route to the east? ern markets by the slower freight trains. Other thousands will go by local express. He goes even further and estimates that the average weight of the turkeys will bo between thir? teen and fifteen pounds, which is very high average, taken ear by car. If the turkoys bring a good price, over $100,000 will bo re? turned to the Southwest, as a result of the turkey raising, which is a big business in the counties of Ta/.ewell and Rub sell. The shipment of turkeys has already bommenced, but these will bo served to those people who can afford to eat turkey any time, or who have no regard for their boyhood days when turkey on Christmas and Thanksgiving was the real thing. These people who can afford to oat turkey any old day don't half appreciate what tur? key with "fixin's" really is.? Bliiefield Telegraph. TIMBER FOR SALE-Two large tracts of llrst class Vir? gin limber for sale. Prices very reasonable; easy terms. Ad ; d?ess, Box It, Big Stone Gap, Virrginia. 13-4 WISE COUNTY LEADS THE WHOLE SOUTH. School Notes. Program for open meeting of the Athonian Literary Society, December 32, 1011: President- Pat Hammonds. Secretary - Harry Wallace. Song?By Society. Recitations- Louella Johhson, George Khoads, Margaret Pettit. .Journal -Brownie Polly. Quartette Mary Skeen, Byron Khoads, Mabel Willis, .Jerome Wells. Debate?Resolved: "That Cap? ital Punishment Should Be Abolished." Affirmative: Glessie Q illy, /.ollie Palmer. Negative; .lohn Allen Good loe, Kuby Kemper. Instrumental Sole Peter Wolfe Address?Hon. Jon. W. Chalk ley. Song?By Society. Honor Roll for October. Grade First--Kale Lcuik Pettit, Mary OSiupbcll, Willie nurse. Itebs Esnlo, llcultlt Gilt s, .lollll l ev. Tum Hoodloc. Bcutoce Witt, Mildrod Cawood, Alma Wells, Virginia ('.own Grade, Second, Section A U .liter Wright, rVnnn Uanood, Ooorkla Soaton Betty Heeder. tirade Second, Sc. Ii.oi ll-.hu Gllly; Golden Johnson, ltal|>h l.ane. Basil Knapp, Myrtle llrysnt, Mabel Wells. Bonnie Co rou tirade Third ?KinttlA Baker. Nils Maiiens. Hazel Klccnor, Pearl Cowan, Itufui t'ettit, Wont*. Tuekor tirade fourth, Section A ?K.dward Oooilloe Section II?IM Kdcna, Klizahclh Sprinklo. tirade Sixth. Section It?IUI.? Cawood, i Iharlle Maness Qrado Severn h. Section It Delia Par sons. Golden Honor Holl -Grade Third, Scc tion it --Alice Snapp. Section A--\\ llflo Maban. Grado Fourth, Section II Prank Section A-ltertie Church. Myrtle Kagle, Pebble stone tiiaii school. Third Year Zollle Palmer, Gustavs Parsons, Byron Itlmiids. Ooldeii llonor Holl--First Tear < la ton Jnyno, Hugh Kdeha, Dora Pattou, Bruce OrinTn, Mary Smith. Hermit Stomp [sabellc Knave, Kugeno Stowalti Civic League Column KDITT.li B"V I'llKSS COM MITT KK. Meetings Seeond Friday or Kach Month. The Woman's Civic League held its monthly meeting in the federal Court room at l:0<> p. m. November 10. t)wing to the fact that the court room is never heated, it was moved and seconded That wo hold our monthly meetings from house to house during the winter. Mrs. (loodloe appointed a committee to call upon tho owner of the Amutll Theatre nnent another exit and the poor ventilation of theal re. The Private Homes Commit? tee announced the following names as entitled to prizes for the greatest improvement to j tho homes and tin? best kept premises during the summer of 1911: Mrs. Barker, Mr. Will Biekley, Mr. Snyers, Mrs.('raw ford Moore and Mrs. C. P. Sprowles receive a prize for making the greatest improve? ments in their homes. Mrs. Mary Anne Napier, Mrs. Liza Barron, Mrs. Bent Bounds, Mrs. 0.8. Carter put the greatest personal labor into their prem ISeB with the best results. Oth? ers deserving worthy mention for time and attention given to (heir homes and yards are the following: Dr. J. J. Lloyd, Mr. Reeder, Sirs. H. S. K. Morison, Mr. dim Ayers, Mrs. Horace Fox, Mr. John Hambluii, Mrs. Bunn, Mr. Bostic, Jr. Amongst tbe colored folks Sol Leper receives the prize for the greatest, improvement to his home, and Kitty Morrison for the best kept premises; Will Dykes, Aleck Clark, Caliiu Bradley, Mattie Kusenbaum und Leo Thaxton receive worthy mention for premises well kept. Tho League has again been askod to sell Red Cross stamps for the benefit of tubercular work in the State. Wo have The First To Take An Exclu? sive Number ot the "Back Home" Magazine. John Fox, Jr., Our Famous Author, Will Be a Contributor. Win,> county is certainly Bomo progressive. Taking advantage of the tremendous publicity which has been given the South by the "Hack Home" move? ment, this county, which a few short years ago was a wilder news region, will assume the entire cost of an edition of sev? eral thousand copies of the "Southern Community Adver? tiser?The 'Hack Home' Maga? zine, which will ho printed and illustrated in the highest skill of modern publishers' art. No literature which has ever come out of the '?boom" west will be more attractive, but no exag? gerations will appear in the Wise county edition. When I.pie are drawn to Wiso coun? ty by it. whethor they are form? er Virginians or not. they will Bod enly just such advantages as are claimed for it. The magazine will contain a sketch written specially for it liv John Fox, dr., author of the " Trail of the Lonesome Pine," contrasting the scenes of the early days in Wise county with those of the present; also an adaptation from the book men? tioned to he entitled "When J?ne Tolliver Came 'Back Home.' '* An historical sketch of the county will he written by Gen. Kufus A. Ayers, the fore? most pioneer in the county's development. Besides these, each town will receive space devoted to its industry, trade, public improvements and build? ings anil various attractions for liomesoekers. Following these pages, particular attention will he given the $',()o,oiio system of now modern roads; to agricul? ture, such as trucking, fruit and cattle raising, ami the min irig operations and railroads. It is planned to raise enough mon? ey to have all the illustrations done in beautiful colors, and to have ten or fifteen thousand copies printed. decided to turn this work over to the Associated Charities, in order to realize a small amount for the nurses fund. The League adjourned to meet the second Friday in De? cember. Engagement Announced. Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Nolms have announced the engage? ment ami approaching marriage of their daughter, Hester .lane, to Mr. Charles Kdward Brooks, November 15, at the home of the lirido's parents at Kings port, Tenn. The bride-elect is a sister of Mrs. I?. H. Nickels, of (lato City.?Gate City Herald. Zcmo Makes Astonishing Eczema Cures. "WE PROVE IT.' Kvory <lay ZRMO gives relief and euren men. wuincn ami ohlldren in tivury ,'ity ami town in America whoaa skins aru on firu with torturing K.C/.t.M.t rashes anil othor Itching, burning, scaly, ami eruatcd skin aiicl scalp humors. ZKMO unit ZK.y.o (ANTISEPTIC) 80A I*, two rctlned preparations will givu you such quick relict that you will reel like a now person. We givu you thrvu reasons w hy we recommend and endorse ZKMO and ZKMO SOAP for all skin ami scaip eruptions, lat. They are clear., scientitlc prepara? tions thit give universal -a;i?f.u i!on ami arc plea. ,;.' ami agreeable to uao at all times. '.hid. They are not experiment*, but ate proven eure* for every form of akin ot scalp alfcctiona, whether on Infant* or grown iiersons. ? 3rd. They woA on a now principle. 'They do not gla/e over the surface, but they iienctrate tu tbo seat of th? trouble and draw the germ life from underneath tho skin and destroy it. In this way a complete cure Is effected in any ease of SKIN oil SCALP r.lU PTlON. Kndorscd and sold by the Kelly 11 , Co.. ltig Stone Uau, and tho latcrmont Drug Co., AppaUcnia.