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VOL. XIX, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA? WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 22. 1911. No. 47 Southern Traffic. Are Carolina and Georgia Ports Ready for Opening of Panama? nu Wkihtman Li. Ilbin irr? i the preliminary article of series, I said tho lirst im Innt new business made for olina and (?oorgin ports by opening of the "Big 1 >it<-11"' ii i ! be isthmus, would be t of coal loading for Btoamer I showed that Southwest ginia could send them three lion tonsil year now; that company t he Stonogn send one million, and that 'ears to come the great Vir ia steam coal field can de 'i- ten billion tons to Hie inter trade at Charleston, 'ntinahj and Wilmington. ithern ports may <>r ihny not towards being ready for the tiling it at t he ports ii anted Mltgrowtll of mine development U!0 groups of factories, whole Stile houses, banks, printing istdblishmonts, hotels, office codi handling and transport)! lion. Tin- tlow of coal from the mining regions to the Virginia (japes is, in reality, a tlow of gold into the channels ei" Vir i;inia's trade and commerce, its prosperity dates from the bo fuming of this coal movement. It is of prime importance to the business interests of the Carolinas and Georgia that their deep water ports be ready to receive and deliver South west Virginia's coal into ship bottoms as cheaply and expo ? litinusly as is done at Norfolk I or Newport News, or as can be dona at New Orleans or Mobile For, while Charleston, Savan? nah and Wilmington arc tho logical tidewater outlets for it,) whether they are to handle it or not depends on their facilities; and it is of great moment that i hey he ready when the time; comes. It. will not do to wait until the Canal Is actually open; to shipping, for by that time tratlic routes for this coal must be established. Ami it should be remembered that tho South? west Virginia coal Held is only a short rail haul from the i Ihio river, which can carry barge coal to the Mississippi and onto Now Orleans at us low a rate as the rail haul to any of the other ports named. Already two very large West Virginia and Ken? tucky coal districts are prepar? ing to thus sond steamer coal to New Orleans, Either of the Carolina ami Georgia ports is better located far fuelling ves? sels passing to and fro between the Atlantic and Pacific; but commanders of vessels do not trouble themselves about what oughl to he: they put in where they can get the coal they want at the least cost of pilotage, lightering and other port charges, My next article will discuss these charges and how they must lie adjusted at Charles? ton, Wilmington and Savannah. Judge McDowell May Be On Tafi Ticket, be named at the next born and my (May's /erstty of Virginia and later, when lie located and practiced giuia He was appointed Uni led States Judge lor the West? ern District of Virginia by former President Roosevelt, and bis work oil tin- bench has shown him eminently qualified to go higher and secure a seat on the bench of the United States Supremo Court, if a Southerner is to be chosen. The idea of miming Judge McDowell for the second place on the presidential ticket camo aboiil.it is said, through the] ,|e>ire of President Taft and party leaders to offset their probable loss of Ohio, by gain? ing, if possible, either Virginia, or Tennessee, or Kentucky. Coming from the very corner of (he State, where Kentucky and Virginia meet, the republican! leaders believe that they have partially solved the problem if they name Judge McDowell and thus get the delegation from those States. Virginia Farmer Wins Prize for Best Corn Raised In United States. Now York, N. V., Nov. 18.? For growing the best 30 ears of corn exhibited from any portion of the United Sc.ies, VV. 11. Dorin, of (.Mover, Va., has been awarded the $1000 silver cup offered by the International Harvester Company at the American Land and Irrigation Exposition, now in progress at .Madison Square Garden, Mr. Dorin winning over exhibitors from every section of the coun ADVERTISING WISE CO. BY MODERN METHODS. I - The WiBe County edition of tho "Southern Community Ad vertiser?the 'Back Home' Magazine" - now being prepared,will contain the various articles and information substantially as sell forth in the table of contents printed below. The articles and particularly the special features will bo profusely illustrated, and the whole issue of several thousand copies will be printed on paper of tie' finest grade. The personnel of contributors is a sufficient guarautt.f the strength of the artiides ami matter from the standpoint of inter? est and instructiveness; and when all that can be truthfully said of Wise county is so presented to the hundreds of thousands who are constantly seeking homes, many of them are going to come here. The "I'.ack Home" movement has long since reached I national proinihi nee, and it is of great value to Wise county to thus associate her publicity work with this movement. Al? ready, from the announcements in newspapers all over tho coun? try of the Wisa Kditioii, we are being advertised and requests for copies are coming in. The contents will he as follows: (front Cover Map of Wise County showing locations of towns, coal plants, rail ami public roads (in colors). Historical Sketch By Ueuerul Ruf us A. Avers. Lawyer, I Pioneer in Wise County Development. In tho Hays of the f'Big Boom" -By John Fox, dr., Author "The Trail of the Lonesome l'ine." etc. Present Hays of Progress- By Wightman I). Roberts, Founder''Back Home" Movement ami Press Correspondent, Special Features. Agricultural,Trucking, Fruit and Stock Raising Possibili tnoii of wis,- (iounty. Farmers from nil sections are showing extraordinary interest I lime such a prize bus been won by a Southern corn grower. I Mr. Dorin ploughed his laud! ten inches and stlbsoiled twelve pounds of phosphate, his only I fertilizer outside of clover turn? ed under. His seed was care? fully selected from an acre on which he made it splendid yield in 1010, and the corn which took the prize was from an acre cultivated under the methods of I'. s. Farm Demonstration Bu ii-nu. the yield from this acre buirig 137 bushels The soil is the ordinary typo of Southern Virginia, a gray sandy loam about eight inches deep with a good clay subsoil. Mr. Dorin's success shows what can be accomplished on Southern laud, and is the more remarkable since he is a former resident of Michigan city ami practically nothing about farm? ing until six years ago, when he purchased 501 acres in Hlili fax county, Va., 6ri tin-South cm Railway's Richmond and Danville line, paying eight dol? lars per acre. The award of this pri/.e to Mr. Dorin will prove n valuable advertisement for the Southeast aH a corn growing land. It was with the purpose of showing the agri? cultural post abilities of the Southeast that the Southern j Railway Company placed an extensive exhibit at this expo? sition and did every tiling pos? sible to encourage the individ? ual exhibits on the part of the furiners throughout the terri? tory served by its linos. N. 0. Dougherty Meets With Accident. Mr. N. O. Dougherty, a good citi/.en of Niekelsville, route .'5, met with a seven; accident on Thursday of last week. He was driving Borne young cattle, when one of them ran against him, causing him to fall. One I of his legs were broken near j the km e. Mr. Dougherty is it brother tri 'SherifT 0. W. Dougherty, of (Jute City.?Gate City Herald. Wise County Teachers' As? sociation, Held at Nor? ton, Va., November 9-11. 1911. iT.il discuutori '?t* tin' subject w.,^ Ie.nl by Superintendent II ill man be, r- ? ^.irr,-.l i<i lake up some trade or pn? show ., spirit ofanger in the school room?" Introduced by Principal Ira I. Warner, followed by lively discussion Afternoon Session. -.i>t-j BO \ paper was read by Princi? pal 11 M. UlllnCltl, on the following sub? ject. *? A pica for musit* in our public 2:30 l i?i A paper u read by Prim i I pal II II Young, on the following sub? ject: "'Why should teachers study the Psychology ,.f the Child*' \ The remainder of the sesaioii Aas de ? voted to a round table discussion of the ' follow ing subjects: Difficulty of i Ibtaln ing School Books; The Free Test Book I Problem; Compulsory School Law, with Messis Counts, Burton, Klum, IliUinati. i:. ibc Young. Malouee, Warner, Shei burno und Oldlicld leading the discus ! awns. Evening Session. The evening whs devoted to a round table discussiou of the following subjects: How to treat Mildness; bow to control or abolish whispering; how to deal with an unconquerable child; eradication of smok? ing among pupils; and should pupils Imi kept In after school hours lor punish? ment'.' Many lively and heated discus slous Hen; bail on these subjects, and the meeting was an unusually betteAotal and enthusiastic oue. Fridsy. November 10, 1911. The work for this day wan divided Into Contest Getting Hotter, thrvt* conftTAtHv* i tu* fur rural Krh.-ol U>achent: mil- for Rnulo toaohera and Knulnl tobool principal*,; ami one for liiijli aohool tcaohcra ant) liijtl1 aohool prin? cipals High School Conference. I0:00-uoo Wu dovotol to a ilUcus akm of the foliations of tin- lil^li aohool in It* following rolallonahlpa: 1 ? In it. relation '" the grammar aohool, a short Ulk by l*r!nc!pal K Mrttolliv ?J?lu general rclationa to the hl^hi r institutions of learning, a '-ilk by I'rin L'lpal I. I. Horton S lu Its relation to the pupil, a t?n mlnutea |mp*r l>y Principal .1 I" Urahe. 4?In its relation to the st.it?. m,l to ??>. i?h Irl kalk by Principal II. II Voting. flu .,? talki anil iwih-i* wore followed by agenoral tllaousalon, nliicli was lo*l by Meura llurton, Kl.im anil Yuubg ? Mlernoon Scsi-m vening Scssioi Metisrs Kl?t; Wat ?mildly. Ncgatlvt following subject: MM-t?irm promotions, 'l in- ?Ii-, iisslon was led by Mi Ural?-, Saturday. Novembei II. 1911. l. i S-00 I lie follovi In? business was transacted. (Superintendent IIIMinaii : Report of committees, on resolutions ami feconihicndatloni. Itcsolutious wore r.-i.l anil Adopted in favor of a more stringent etilhpitisory school law: In favor 61 ft<o texl books, in favoi of nnule ami being Introduced Into our graded and high sohoots a yote of ihauka to ihu pies* loi its ihteresl In eilncatldual matters, a vote of lliSnks to Principal Main...- the cltlzons and hotel of Norton foi the upur tosy shown the iesfoobition during the Convention; against seihl .annual profhov ti.ios i vote of thank.-, to Superintendent llillinaa for his willing and successful cf lort given to his work as superintendent; and in la vor Of encouraging the youths of our achools to seloct an oecupatiori and make special preparations for same I?Itcbort of committee on nomina? tion-,. The committee made the follow ing nominations and the followiug ??do era -acre elected President, H. I., ('ounu. Principal I'onia Creek achool; First Vice-president, Miss Leila Mealy. Norton school. .-second Vic-e-|ire>ldent, Miax Ites sie Morris, llig Storni trap achool; Treaa uror sopt illllman; Secretary. Miss Christie Jones, East Stone Oap school. Tlie di-lr.i ts then met an I elected the following ilelegatca to the Statu t.'onveii ?on QUdeVille district, Mr Oldfletd; l.ippa district. Miss Aliee llmco. Kabluson dU trict, Mr Hollytielil. Wise, distriut, Prlfii' eipal Iturton. Morton district, i'nncipal Malone.;, llig Stone trap distriut. I'rlnei I pal Voung; ttiebmond district, Principal i Warner. Adjournment ) KeapeeU'ully submitted I T. Moov. Secretary The Big Stone Qap Post ami the Kelly Drug Company's joint piano voting content is now in its eighth week. Many active candidates are now in the field, each with an eye on one of the piano prize* that will go to the candidate polling the greatest number of coupon votes by February 10, 1012. l'.lsewhere in thin issue ap? pears a list of candidates with their standing. The list, how uyor, don't tell the entire story, but shown the candidates' standing as it should be if all the votes collected had been turned in?which they wore not! According to the official count last week, 100,500 Coupon Votes Were cast during the week. If all votes had been polled the to? tal would have been very much larger The contest is making a lot of new friends for the Post and the Kelly l>rng Company, ami incidentally it is bringing in a lot of new business. This new business is, of course, welcome, hut hotter than the business it tolf is the knowledge that this section Isn't so slow after all! The Interest taken in the con? test and the support given the candidates shows that the peo? ple .ire commercially alive and true blue, and all that they want in onler to prove their take hold-end push-spirit is an Oppprtuhity. This is the spirit tbat means more business and money in the bank for every? body. And if this spirit is show U in all undertakings, pub? lic and private, that are made bj ??r people, a richer and hap? pier community is the sure ami certain result. All votes polled and once listed are not transferable. No candidate can drop out and throw her votes to another con. test ant, We make this state? ment anticipating possible in? quires along this line. Also, voting coupons can not be pur? chased at any price; the only ways by which piano votes can be obtainorl are through nub* scriptions to the Post, 1000 for each dollar on now subscrip? tions arid 500 votes on back subscriptions, and through the K. lly Drug Company who are giving 200 votes on each dollar purchase from their general stock and .100 votes on oacll dollar purchase in their jewelry department. Schools of Southwest Virginia Progressive. Richmond, Va., Nov. 18.?R. C. Stearnes, secretary of the State board ail education, is hack at bis office after an of? ficial trip of ten days in the mountains of Southwest Vir? ginia. While away ho visited twenty-live schools in the coun? ties of Washington, Dickcnson, Buchanan, Tazbwell ami Rus? sell. Secretary Stearnes devoted Iiis attention principally to tho high school ami to the normal training departments of thedO institutions, lie found time, however, to look at some of tho smaller schools, too, and also to address the teachers' associa? tion of Scott and Tazewell counties. Mr. Stearnes literary included some, of the wildest sections of the State, and one day he bad to ride fifteen miles over the mountains on horseback. According to tho secretary, the schools of Southwest Vir? ginia uro tip-to date and pro? gressive. <f