Newspaper Page Text
The Big Stone Gap Post._
VOL. XIX. BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2Q. 191L No. 51 Prize Winners.! Twenty-one Boys From the Southern States Receive Medals at the Hands of Secretary of Agriculture Wilson. Washington, D. C, Dee. 14. ?Secretary of Agriculture Wil? son stood in his office today and presented diplomas of merit to twonty-ono boys from the Southern States who have won prizes for raising largo crops of eom and whose trip to the na? tional capital is part of the award given to them by the States from which they come. With true Hoosoveltian vigor tho venerable secretary throw forward his arm and exclaim? ed: "You hoys receive these diplomas because you have done something. We are proud of you, your States are proud of you and you have done some? thing which will help to reduce the cost of living and to make the South a greater and richer section of the country." In raising bumper crops of corn the secretary told the boys they hail taken the first step necessary to successful farm? ing. Corn is the foundation, he said, of other crop produc? tion. With plenty of corn the South, he Haiti, would be nble after a time to raise its own beef, and not be compelled to go to the West for it. The sec? retary said the department had no desire to boss the hoys of the South in this work, that tint only wish of its oflicials was to help them. With a kindlj word for each boy as he handed him his diploma, the secretary told the boys that they could face tho world with a feeling that they possessed something which could not bo bought with money. Representative Burnhitm, of Alabama, escorted the boys to night through the library of congress. D?ring, the day they had visited the national zoolo? gical park, the fish commission building and other government buildings. Pr?sident Taft will recoivo thorn probably Friday morning. You Risk No Money Our Reputation and Money Are Back of This Offer. We pay for all the medicine used during the trial, if our remedy fail* to completely ro lieve you of constipation. We take all the risk. You are not obligated to us in any way whatever, if you accept our of? fer. Could auything be more fair for your Is there any rea? son why yon should hesitate to put our claims to a practical test: A most scientific, common sense treatment is Rexall Or? derlies, which tire eaten like candy. They are very pronouno ed, gentle and pleasaut in ac? tion, aud particularly agreeable in every way. They do not cause diarrhoea, nausea, flatu? lence, griping, or other incon? venience. Rexoll Orderlies are particularly good for children, aged and delicate persons. We urge you to try Rex all Orderlies at our risk. Three sizes, lue., 26c, and 50c. Re? member, you can get Rexall Remedies in this community only at our store?The Rexall! Store?The Kelly Drug Co. Wreck of the Maine. Norfolk, Va., Dec. 16;?l.ieut Col". Mason M. Patrick, U. S. A., arrived at the engineer office hero last week from Havana, where ho has been for same months on tho work of raising the battleship Maine. He said that this work is now progressing satisfactorily and should In' completed next sum? mer. His description of tho work and the condition of tho battleship is highly interesting. Thus far, he said, of tho six? ty three missing men the bod? ies of forty-nine have been re? covered and Others probably never will be found. One of those found was in the tail shaft tunnel, the unfortunate man probably having crawled in there to inspect the shaft when the explosion occurred. They have, said Col. Patrick, laid bare the forward part of the ship, which was blown to pieces, ami about Hixty feet from the bow this part turned and the ram is about forty-fivo feet below the surface of tho water. 'The forward magazine was opened and several bodies recovered therefrom. In this, tin' oans of powder were found to have burst, indicating that there was an explosion in that magazine. They are building a bulkhead across the forward eud of the intact portion of the ship, the after half, and about ten days hence will have this in Bhape to float that portion when it shall be desired to do this, it will not, however, be floated until all tho wreck forward half shall have boon removed Tim joint board, consisting of Col. Black ami live naval offi? cers, was examining the wreck and is expected to return to the United States shortly and ro-! port their finding. They aroj expected to give their opinion of whether the explosion was' external or internal, or whether] there were two explosions. Col. Patrick said that he came through Key West ami tliat II. M. Flagler's famous sea.going railroad, the Florida Bast Coast, which has boon constructed along the Florida Keys, will be completed to Key West by January 2.0th next. Indian At the Head of Senate Washington, I). C, Dec. 16. ?For the first time in the his? tory of tho United States a man with Indian blood is acting as president pro tempore of the senate. He is Charles Curtis; who has been senator from Kansas since 1907, Mr. Curtis will act as substitute for Vice President Sherman for one week. Then he may bo re-elect ed or another man succeed him. Senator Curtis, whose grand mother was a Kaw Indian, was born January 25, 18(50, and was admitted to the bar thirty years ago. He was serving his eighth term in the house when elected senator. Hy reason of his In? dian blood in 1903 he received 1,600 acres of land in Oklahoma as his part of tho Kaw allot? ment. At the time of tho great Hood in Kansas in May, 1903, Sena? tor Curtis was the first man at Topeka to dare tho waters, res? cuing his mother, then ninety six years old. The man or woman who knows how to grow old grace? fully has acquired about all the knowledge necessary to make life worth living. THE LOOKOUT MAN. Now listen, little children, and 1 II toll a story true? And tatter you remember, for it mean* a lot to you? For If you heed the lesson then when Christmas time 1? here Von II get a lot of presents und a lot of < hristmss cheer The Lookout Man is walking when the stirs begin to peep To tee if little children are In bed and fast asleep; A od all who act up naughty and don't mind their ma's and pa n The Lookout Man is watching, ami he'll tell old Santa Claus. I knew a little fellow once who got real bad, and said lie didn't care for Santa Glaus, and wouldn't go to i>e<l; And said ho didn't have to mind -i>. he was awful bad. And didn't Scent to can; a mite In making folks feel sad lint when It come to Christmas Day he didn't get a thing For Santa Clans had hoard of hiin and not a thing he'd bring, lie know thai Ixiy's record?better mind your ma's and pi s. The Lookout Man is watching and lioll tell old Santa Claus. 1 also knew ti little girl who was just aw ful bad, She wouldn't got her lessons ami she always got so mad If anybody told her Ip be still and hush her noleC Well, she was always wishing for a lot of Christina* toys. Hut when 'twas Christina,, morning, to her wonder and surprise, An empty stin king in the corner met her eyes. You see she acted naughty -bettor mind y>>ur ma's and p i s The Lookout Man is watching and he'll tell old Saut? Claus The Lookout Man Is peeping through the windows evoiy night And counting up the children who ate always acting right. And going off to bed at once when told it's time to go. And never pouting, not a int. or taking clothes off slow Ho put them in the go,si book, but the bad ones in the bad, And when tin writes a bad one, O, lie looks just awful sad For lie knows they will get nothing?better mind your ma's and the Lookout Man is Watching and he'll toll old Santa Clans Enthusiasm A Valuable Asset Have you ever thought about the one absolutely necessary quality in the contest to Win? Ha? it ever occurred to you that this quality inusl bo tin- pre dominate characteristic "f the candidates who "bring homo the coon's skin." Boiled down, concentrated and briefly stated, this .nie quality is enthusiasm. Enthu? siasm is simply spelling succchh in another way. It means ag? gressive activity, fixity of pur pus.- and dogged perseverance. Success is nothing more or less than opportunity plus enthu? siasm. The Hig Stone Oap 1'ost and the Kelly Drug Company furnishes tho former and the latter is up to you. The two form an unbeatable combina? tion and the latter will be found to be one of the chief charac? teristics of the winners in this competition. What l:nthuaia?m Means. Ihdifforence never led an army that won, never rnodoled a statute that lived, nevor breathed sublime music, never harnessed the forces of nature, never reared impressive archi? tecture, never moved the SOUl with poetry nor the world with heroic philanthropies. Enthu? siasm and bluster are not synoumyous. rQnthusiasm first fixed the mariner's compass upon its trembling axis and first heaved the bar of the pow? erful printing press. Enthu? siasm reefed the high topsail that fluttered in the morning breeze over the deck trod by the indomitable Columbus; it lent force to tho sword with which the colonits cut loose from the domination of Qeorge III. It pnisod the axo of the dauntless woodsman who blaz? ed the trail to civilization, and it pointed the quill with which the immortal baud inscribed the thoughts that catch and hold the present generation in a condition of hypnosis. The Winner. The winners in the great I'iano Contest 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 ditlicult will come up in this race. Hut doing bunts wishing a thousand ways, but it's hard or. It sometimes happens that tho man who can tell yon ex? actly how to do a tiling is ut? terly unable to tip that very thing himself; Health Campaign. Y. M. C. A. Promises Co-op? eration With State In War On Disease. now all} lor health work has boon found in tho Young Men's Christian Associations of the Stato, which have pledged their co-operation to tho State in tin war on disease and which have already begun active Btops to wards improving sanitary cqn tlitiOna in tho cities whore lo? cated; Danville has the distinction of being one of the first cities of the Commonwealth to begin the campaign, according to of Rcers of the Health Department who have advised with the Y. M. 0. A. workers of that city. The Danville Association hau arranged a Serien of public lec? tures in tint auditorium of its building and has invited a num? ber of health authorities to apeak there. This is regarded not only art an educational measure, but as a strp toward tho re-organization of health WOrk in Danville. "The Christian Associations offer a splendid Bold for health work," said Commissioner Wil? liams in discussing the matter this morning. "Thoy have a splendid organi/.atiou, have many members who are in close touch with local conditions and wherever they will unite with tho health authorities they can bo of tho utmost value iti open? ing up now fields of activity. The State Health Department stands ready, with other health organizations, to eo-oporatu with the Associations in these lecture courses." Bailey Wins Turkey Shot ! A championship turkey shot was held at Morley Sunday, first honors going to J. 0. Bail? ey, of Wootton. The prize con? sisted of three fine, large, gob? blers. Some of tho best marks? men in the stale were entered in the tdioot.?The Chronicle News, Trinidad, Colo. Mr. Mailoy is a Lee county boy, and is well known to many of our readers. First Test Made. Bristol, Dec. 16.?Tho itrst! test of using the telephone from a train in connection with tho telephone system of dispatch? ing trains on the Norfolk and Western Railway was made to any when the engine pulling train No. ii broke down three mites oast of Bristol. Conduc? tor David Copenhaver was no? tified by the engineer that the locomotive could go ho further and that it would be necessary to g. t another engine. I'sing an automatic rod, to which was attached ati insulated telephone wire. Captain Copenhaver con? nected the telephone instru? ment with the win- and was in conversation with the train dis? patcher's office in Roaiiokn within live minutes from the tiiin- his train had come to a standstill. Ho was advised t<> "sit steady in the heat" and aw ail an eugiho. The Southern Railway engine that pulls this this train southward steamed up and ready for Service. It was then hurried over the Nor? folk iV Western tracks to the scene of tin- disabled train, which was brought to Bristol thirty minutes late. Hut for the train telephone arrangement, a lldgmnn Wohld have found it necessary to walk three miles to give in a report. Red Cross Seals Will Aid In Reducing Death Rate. Richmond, Va., Dec, \'>.? t hie of the strongest arguments advanced by h.-alth authorities in the Red Cross Seal campaign is that the widi spread use of t hose seals in the State is a con? tribution of great value towards a further reduction of the diinth rale from consumption in tho Health authorities point with pride lo the record made in the State against tuberculosis, and declare that no State has done more in the last few years than has Virginia to reduce the number of new cases of con? sumption. It is argued likewise that the greater part of all work to be done against consumption in educational, and that the in? formation of Hie people as to tho cause and prevention of consumption is the most imme? diate road 10 the conquest of the White Plague. From t in- proceeds of the Red Cross Seals, which are now selling in all parts of the State, funds will be a\ ailahle to push this campaign of education throughout the Commonwealth. "The extent of our work and the success1 of our educational campaign is directly in propor? tion to the funds available from the Red Cross Seals," said an officer of '.ho State Anti-tuber? culosis Association today. New Pastor Called. Tho Presbyterians of Crate j City mot at their church Sun? day afternoon and elected Rev. Mr. Moffett, of Loosburg, Va , as their pastor for the ensuing year. He will preach here one Sunday and Sunday night in each month ami at Hunter's Branch in the afternoon of tho same day. His other points will be Big Stone (lap and Sto nega. It is hoped the new pas? tor will reside at (late City, as the church has a nice parsonage here. The new pastor preached here a few days ago, and made a most pleasing impression.? ' Uute City Herald. BEATTIE'S CONFESSION TELES OF HIS CRIME. Richmond, Va.j Doc. 15.?It is no longer uncertain thnt bc forc expiating hin terrible crime in th(> electric chair lit the state prison, Henry Clay Boattie, .Ir.. left behind him something more in detail of the killing of Ihm wifo than tho mere confession given to the world by his spir? itual advisors. Today the existence of a sec? ond and more circumstantial COnfeasii.f his crime, made by 1 leery i'.eattie and turned over to the Uev. Benjamin Den? nis, is widely spoken of. Such a confession is said to have been actually Boon by one of the pall beirers at the Beattio funeral. In this confession Beattio is Raid to have gono at length in? to n history of tho contempla? tion and commission of the kill? ing, telling how he had contem? plated the tragedy tWO weeks before tho Commission of tho homicide and setting forth the manner in which the fatal shot was tired. Two weeks before the Moody midnight act was committed, Bealtie bad definitely and fully determined to dti Awo) with his wife, according to the COIlfeP Bioh. With this intention ho induced Paul Meattie to obtain the gun, which weapon he placed by the side of the Mid? lothian turnpike within easj distance of the highway Por 0 week before the killing Beat tie noticed what he took to be a great change in the disposition of Ins wife, who appeared moire placid and less, irritable. So much wuh this the case that on the very hight of (he killing, Boattie was almost dissuaded from a commission of the crime by the apparent happiness ex? hibited by the doomed woman, the confession relates. When the limit, fatal auto ride was henun and that part of the turnpike reached at which the crime was to be com? mitted, Beattio says that the lamps of tho machine were ex? tinguished and brought the car to a stop, the confession goos on. Leaving the machine the Iyoung husband advanced into t he underbrush by the side of tho road to the stump, where tho single-barrelled gun was secreted. ()n returning to tho car be saw Mrs. J'.eattio about, to alight She had one foot in the automobile and the other on the running hoard. Her back was turned to him. As he advanced upon her she turned her head and looked full at him. It was at this moment, that ho tired, according to the confes? sion. Her body turned and fell upon its back in the roadway, the head striking with some violence. Beattio denied that he struck his wife with the gun before tiring at her. lie attributes the concussion at the base of the skull to the fall of the body from tho car. It was in this manner that grit und small particles of dirt at? tached themselves to tho hair Beattie'S confession denied that he sat upon any portion of the body while returning with his dead wife through the night to tho home of Tom Owen in his auto car. Boattie also states in his con? fession that tho newspaper ac? counts of tho tragedy, while essentially accurate in the more important, facts, did him a great injustice with regard to details, lie is said io have Stated that to some extent his 'marriage with Miss Owen was forced upon him, although he J does not tiso this circumstance I as any extenuation of or excuse for his crime.