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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22, 1011. ruMi-dusl Y.vvry WiHlnoiulny by thi> WISE PRINTING COMPANY. liic??r,.??n*!*tl Oll BEUT N. KNIGHT. - Editor. Ono Ynnr. Six Montln. Thint* Months. ? I.OO .so .26 Rntorcd iccordlniz t" j?>m.-U regulation! nt tlic p.*t ofBoe ?I tilg Sd.ru- 0?p us Use oiiil-cl.-ins mitt.-r simsCRHiKKS nr.' earnestly n> quested in observe, tin- dato printed on tiieir uddross slips, which will keep tlioni nt nil times posted as to the date of the expiration of their sub? scription. Prompt and timely litten'i.in to ibis request will save nil parties a great deal of annov nnoo. LETTER TO THE EDITOR. Editor Post: When at home recently 1 went in an automobile over the new road through the (lap, and four things impressed fherii soives upon me. (O Thai there was a large number of small um vonuossos in Ihr road tiiat made their on istetlCO felt as one went along bis way, cnusing a verj percep? tible jar frequoutlj ropoutod. These must be due to nil impel feet preparation of the roatl bed proper before (he macadam was put on, not bavmg is properly brought to the nice oven Iy curved Surface thai it j ; intend? ed that the completed road shall assume. Whether that bo the case or the objection be due to the macadamizing proper. I am sure thai a little more care will give us a more even surface ami a more satisfactory road bed (2) That, in places, there should be some kind of protec? tion to prevent vehicles and horses from going over into the river, in case of runaway:, or frightened teams, especially where the road runs between the railroad and I he w ater, where there are high retaining walls. There has already boon one accident of the above kind, ami others are apt to happen at any time. In the Alps and in other parts of tie' mountains of ICuropo, there ate stone pillars placed at frequent intervals on the danger side, these pillars projecting some four or so feet above the ground,and,of course, (irmly sot in the earth for a dis? tance of two or three feet to make them permanent and sta? ble. Where stone of all kinds is as plentiful as it is with US, it should be an easy matter to get an ample supply of such pillars at a low cost Wooden posts could be used, bill th. is the objection of lack of durability and the necessity of frequent renewal, and concrete would be too expensive, so in Kuropc they use stone, which would probably bo our best resource. If tin- road sup. rv iBors, the en? gineers in charge and others in? terested will do mo the kind? ness to see my fathei , be will be very glad to show them some photographs illustrating some of the points I herein make, especially as regards mountain roads ami the protection of travelers. That i hero should lie more watering troughs like the one at beautiful Roaring Branch, since, by reason of roads run niug very frequently in the beds of si reams und crossing them so repeatedly, our mpun> tain horses are accustomed to drinking tit will, so they must, under the now older, feel the deprivation unless they ate given these artificial aids to quenching their thirst. These fountains are utilitarian, they are beautiful. ' -d us have more of them. Thkt Pig Stone (.lap, for instance, should consider the crossing of Wood avenue and East Fifth street, as Iptfi ,>r a starting point, and should erect wooden mile posts (inexpensive! like those on railroads) marking j the miles on all the roads that run from the town in their dif-j Cerent radiations?to Cedar I (lap, Kast Stone Cap and be? yond; Keokoe, Inman, Appn-j Stonega, Norton and soon?as these would bo a great aid to travelers of all kinds, autotno biliets, sight-seers and business men, the marks being H. S. (!. I; It. S. (!. lt. S. 0. ?'. and so on. I do not write these notes in the way of criticism but in the line of suggestion; point-, occur? ring to me front what I have observed und experienced olt-e where, and which, I believe, will he helpful if applied in our aaie. I write, too, merely from! having seen the three miles of road through tin (lap, hut 1 am satisfied that they may be found service.tide oh the high ways all over the county ami, are intended to be so consider? ed, j AH W. POX. THANKSGIVING. At this season of the year we avail ourselves of this privilege, to thatlk the people of Hlg Stone ( Jap for the kindly spirit shown j us since coming among yon two years ago December 15; also f<>r the mere material aid given, in which a number have joined Especially do we th .-ire to thank the unknown friend whose! monthly remittance which has wonderfully helped to lighten! bur way. May the blessing premised in Matthew 25:4(1, "Inasmuch as V e have done it unto one of the le ist of those, ye have done it unto me," come to tlieth. We Would also thank those who! have spoken words of apprecia? tion tliitt have cheered our hearts ami greatly encouraged , us, f?r the way IS not always smooth but has its trials and d iscou ragomon t s peculiar to every I aith W ork . Wo db not mail your scorn' nor pity, for long ago, at His loving call, we gave up the, pleasures ami vanities of the1 WOfld to follow the lowly, do ' spised and rejected Nax.elilie. We did not know all it would! mean, but did know it meant the way of tin' cross, <>f humilia? tion and suffering, but for love , of him wo wore glad to ox. change all wbrldl) pomp and glory for the promised inherit? ance, which is incorruptible! ami undolilod and that fadetli not away; a mansion, a robe1 and a crow n, and to share with lliih in His glory throughout an endless eternity. He has; said, "1 will be With thee. I'll never leave thee nor forsake thee; and I will supph all your! needs Wo thank linn for the hard plaoes that have permitted us to prove him true; but we do need j mir prayerful co-opot'U tion, that wo may "sow beside all waters," trusting that some seed may fall upon good ground, mid springing up may bear much fruit for the Master's reaping. Ni l in asm hi / W. Missionaries, Mr. Walthal Goes to Orange, Texas. s. H. Wnlthni, formerly sec rotary of the Norton Hoard of Trade, has gone to Crange, Texas, where he recently re? ceived a flattering offer from the Chamber of Commerce of the Texas town to he secretary of that body. He w ill begin his new duties immediately up oi his arrival at Orange Movable Schools in Agricul? ture to be Continued. In nil parts of this State there I are many persons who ure aux-1 ions to study the methods of modern soientigc agriculture, I hut who arc not able to spend | mouths at their Agricultural College to attain this end. Many States have recognized I this noedand haye taken steps to meet it by moans of Farm? ers' Institutes,Movable Schools, Correspondence Courses, and other forms of agricultural OX tension work. Last year the Virginia Poly? technic Institute, having in view these needs, held sixteen Movable Schools in the differ entpaits of the Stute There was hearty oo operation on the part of the people in the com? munity where these schools wore held, and the work in a whole wasan unqualified sue cess. TheSO schools were of three to four days'duration, and an average attendance of 128 pupils per session wiis main tained. 11 is proposi d lb continue this work this year. The Virginia Polytechnic Institute is pre? pared to offer Movable Schools for General Farming, Dairying and Fruit-growing during the months of November, Decem? ber and January, Practical in st ruction will he given with especial reference to the needs of the immediate loctilil \ KuCIl School of Agriculture is free to everybody?man, wotnanj or Child ? who is interested; There are no examinations aid no I.ks to bpy Tins work is conduit' id under the (Jutted Agrikultur i Hoard, am) is Subject to the following regulations: First, Movable Schools of Agricilltlir. -hall he held 60 far as funds w ill permit, in any locality where fifty farmers sign a rOqttesi for Ilm same, and agree 10 attend the meetings. Second, The coin hl'uhity in which the school is held shall be required to. guar? antee to furnish a Suitable meeting place, board and lodg? ing for the instructors, to ad? vertise the meetings und to bear all local expenses. The local expenses borne fij the community have heretofore- net exceeded i pei school. Since a number of upplica liOliS are tiled for these schools and since their number will he limited, every community de? siring such school should make application at once. All com? munications should he address? ed to II. 1,. Price. Dean or the Agricultural Ddp a r t m nil, nldck?bUrg, Vri. >l W underfill Thins that I ii, Marvelous things in aviation have been done by < irViHe Wright at Killdovil Hills in tin last few weeks. Only a few persons besides Mr W right's helpers Were permitted to see tile tests with tin- new Wright "glider " t lue of the five, Vail Ness Horwood, of the New York Sunday World stall", who for four weeks daily watched the test-, will describe, in the Magazine section of next Sliri ? lav's New York World, what he saw. This is but one of a score of Equally fascinating and instructive articles for which the Sunday World is famous. I < >rder your copy in advance and iget good reading to last VOII a I Week. NOTICE. Special attention given to d raying of trunks, good- of every soi l; sad- doli> n \ , i. i all calls. 'I'hon-' Robiiicll Meal Market. Pig Stum- i lap, Ya. A scene from the Great New York Musical Suc? cesses, "When Reuben Comes to Town." at Audi? torium, Monday Night. November 27th. Millinery Specials During the Great Thanksgiving Sale at Fullers'. All pattern hats including the famous Gage hat will he sold at exactly hall price. We have a large assortment of shapes and trimmed hats that will go at a big reduction. Now is your oppor? tunity to buy your Thanksgiving and Christmas hat. Fm im mm w:m% BIG STONE GAP. VIRGINIA. ? j peeled thai many counties ami cities' will make this law a fea tu re of their school work. Every groat nation in the world Ikih compulsory school attendance, and this is likewise true of the majority of States in Our own country. Ii is only a mutter of time when Virginia will incorporate this feature into its organic law mid give to every child the right of au ele? mentary education. Attorney A. K iii;..re, of Nor? ton, was in tow n Monday on pi ofessional business. 50 COAL MINERS WAN TED 25 miners and families wanted at once at Suther? land ('pal and t !oke t!om pain . (lood coal and steady work, good wages, comfort, aide houses and good church and school facilities. Add ress, Sutherland Coal A Coke Co., OOKOHKSTRH, VA. ?.'.'> good miners also want? ed at the plant of the Wise Coal ami t'oke Company, Apply. Wl?? Coal & Coke Co., ll-ll nOKCIIKSTKR, va. MEAT MARKET, Fresh Meats, all Kinds Butter Errs, Chickens. Swift's Choice Ham: Break? fast Bacon. S?usage, and Oysters, etc. Give me Your trade. J. W. R0B1NETT, New Phone No. 6. In Front ?l Monte Vista Hotel and at L. & N, Depot. Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Big Reduction in Millinery. In order! to make room for cur big stock of Holiday poods, we will offdr for sale all our trimmed Hats aL actual cost. Don't miss this salt; in the next ten days. We must have more room for our Holiday goods. J. M.Willis & Comuany You Save Money by Spend ing Your Money at Wolfej. il have just received a large, complete line ol I SHOES for men, women and Children, Fall and Winter Dress Goods, Men's and Boys' Clothing. Big line of Notions, Underwear, Hose. 1 cordially invite your inspection of these goods and solicit your trade, promising full lvalue consistent with price. |D. C. WOLFE, Big Stone Gap, Va. ^?Z. BAKER, Plans, Specifications "^Details Furnished I havo also, a first class repair shop, with capable men In charge to contract your work of any kind; carpontory. painting, plastering, plumbing, comont work, etc Am s>nlos agent for buiidinit material, motal roofing, call? ing, siding, otc. CAN SAVE YOU MONEY. Offico, Room 13, Polly Building. Shop. East 5th St. and Railway Ave. big jstoive: gap, va.