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TUE BIG STONE GAP POST.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8, 1012, PoUluhed Kvery Wcdiieoilay l>y thi' WISE PRINTING COMPANY. GILBERT N. K NIGHT, - Editor. On? Ynnr. Six Month*. Throe Montlm, SI.(jo .so .20 Entered according to paatal regulation! at the poll office at Rig ?tonc Gap aaaec ond-claaa matter SUBSCRIBERS ore earnestly re quested to observe the date printed on thoir address slips, which will keep thorn at all times i posted as to the date of the ifxniration of their sub scriptJBn. Prompt and timely ??ik-i^ion to this request will >)l parties a great deal of ance. you writing it I ?12; us all strive In make this ? year of our lives. the time of year when expected to "settle _)0 you had a good time ioyod yourself during .'day season. . little boosting this year (dp build up the coinmuni .'?vliich you live N ..a can ?? a lot. Try it , as alleged, the main husi ss of life is making money, it -?s amazing the mimher of peo? ple who fall at it. The genius is a man who thinks of something thai inline diately sets all other men to wondering why thoy hadn't thought of it thoiIIBeh OS Some folks sell out and move every time they get into a tight place. That is jumping out of the frying pan into the tire. Footprints on the sand of time are all right, but be care? ful not to make them on moth? er's clean kitchen floor, We can Bay for Big Stone (lap that it begins the good year 1012 in better condition in every way than any previous year in its history. Business of every kind is in good condition and our people seem happy and contented. , >-r_-_^ VOtl would have a hard OTfrfr just now convincing some of the little folks that there isn't any Santa ' 'laus. Postmasters have been noti lled that tin- Department at Washington has decided to is? sue a special registration stamp to be used on all registered let? ters, ho that it can bo more easily distinguished by the mail clerks. The new stamp is oblong in shape, of light blue color, with an eagle with ex? tended wing- silting on a rock, picture I On it. Sprung a Surprise. Lindsay .1. Horton, the "I 'Id Reliable" with the Wise Print ing Company, who has literally grown to manhood under our protecting editorial wing, sur? prised his many friends during the holidays by taking unto himself a wife, a very charm? ing young lady of this place, known and loved us Miss Mar? garet Beaman, by a large circle of friends The voting couple went over to Bristol Thursday morning, where they were married by the Hev. J. A. Baylor at the Virginia Court House at one o'clock Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Horton spent the remainder of the week in Bristol, guests at Hotel Ham? ilton. Mr. Horton is employed in the mechanical department of the Wise Printing Company, and is a very capabh and efficient printer. Mrs. Horton in the talented daughter of Mr. and MrB. JomIi Beaman, of this paloe. The Post joins with thoir many friendfl in wishing them A long aud happy married life. SOCIAL DOINGS OF YULETIDE. Miss Minnie Fov entertained four ta? ble? at bridge very delightfully Weducs d?y afternoon from three until six. A featnr* of ihe oceaaton arsj the awarding of a prize to the highest winner at each table. Those receiving prizes wore Mrs. H K. Fox, Mrs W. It Peek, Mrs. Spear* Web? ster ami Mian Sarah t'oehran. Dclioloui refreshments, coosis?tig of slewed mushroous in rarnlkins, ohteken salad, beaten biscuit, potato chip-,, eherm, salted almonds, frozen punch, nut* ami oofleb, were served by the hostess at the conclusion of dir game* Mr. and Mrs. John W Fox, Sr enter: tabled all tlic family nt dinner (Christinas Kvc, and bad their usual wonderful Christmas tree afterwards. Mr and Mis .lohn Fox, Jr . did not spend Christmas in the (lap this year, but Mr. and Mrs Itlohard Ftix.camoIn from Chicago to spend Christmas with home folks Mis. O.O, Coohrau entertained with two card parties during Christmas week. In honor of the twenty-ftllli anniversary of her wedding-day, which occurred Fri? day. I leceiubcr Wnd. She entertained three tables at bridge Thursday nflcrmsm preceding tlieir an tnulrereary. Those present on this occasion were Mis Heeder, Mm. Stoebr, Mrs Clialkloy. Mrs. .I.K Taggart, Mrs Parks, Mrs Horace Fov. Mrs .1 It Ayers, Mrs Ithoads. Mrs, Nash, Mi-s Minnie fov and Miss Margaret Uullitt. The first prtro- s very pretty bine and gold cretonne photograph frame ? was won by Mm. Heeder, while Mis Parks won the booby .< ohatelluc sewing set The caul party the follow ing Friday night included a number of Mis Cix-h run's friends among the younger sei, those present being Mi,s Lillian Lloyd and Mr Itaymond Thaycr, of New York City. Miss Margaret Itullltl and tier brother,.! F. Itullltt,.lr ; Mi-., Marguer? ite Qoodloe and '*Uncle lieu'1 Ferguson, Miss Carrie Itangclcy, of Hoauoke, and Mr. lav Qoodloe, Miss Sarah I'oehrun and Mr 'lav. Lipscomb, Miss Caroline Khoads ami Mr. Itufus M orison By roil Uhoads,MrS, t'ark- and Mr McFerr.in. The first prize for tho ladles?a hand embroidered shirtwaist ? was won bj Mrs Parks; Miss Itsngeley won the Issilty a Santa i'laus Calendar; ''Cnole lien" won tbe llrsl prize for the gentlemen .? inecr cbauin cigarette bolder. while Josh Itul? lltl was awarded the booby?a hook en tilled the ''Husbands of Kdith " Ah enjoyable salad course, with coffee, was served by tills popular hostess at the conclusion of Ilie games The Christinas dsnce given by the lier man Club and chsperonod by Mr. ami Mi- t C Cochmit and Mr. and Sirs I McCormlok;of this place, and Miss M.nIi,, \kcrs, of Ulueflohl, W Va . was a very enjoyable ad'air Music was furnished by the colonsl string hand of this place Those dancing, led by Meav IsjU ftr.ri 4ttifti?4lorison( were M.ss Kkeh..n with Mr, tiautt^iKss" Klise White with Mr. MeFerran; Miss Carrie Uang.Icy will! Mr lav IJoodllxv, Miss Hull, l>ah lie) ?Hl. Mr W II Polly. Mis Wins? ton With Mr Winston. Miss Margaret Uullitt with Mr, l av lioodloc; Misses Myra Henderson, Mary Itunu and Mabel SVailace with Mr. Charlie Itunu; Miss Margaret lliinn with Mr Initiean. Miss Caroline Ithosds with Mr Campbell; Miss Virginia llcveiley with Mr. ii,s,r,. ithoads; Miss Jule Uiltlltt will, Mr John Allen QoodlOO; Miss Sarai, Coehrau with Mr Itultis Morison; Mi-s Marguerite QoodloewlthMr.il C Ferguson; Miss Lillian Lloyd with Mr Kaymomi fhayei MtMJosephine Kelly with Mi Creed Kelly Stags Kyle MoriMUi. Campbell Coch ran. Henry Uullitt, Henry McCormlCk and Josh Uullitt The young friend* of Mr an.I Mi> I" F. iioodhx' gathered In force Thursday .?vcuing and treated them lo a Surprise I'arty. ?hielt lite Impromptu hostess made a very enjoyable affair wtlh her cus? tomary tact and charm Dancing Was indulged in by the young |>eople. during which refreshments, con atstiug of dab's and candy, hot chocolate anil cuke wen- served by the hostess ThoM fortunate enough lo be Included in the '"surprise Jsarty' were Miss Mar gurvt Uullitt. Miss Carrie Kaugeley. Misa .Marguerite Qoodloe, Miss Otis, Mbu) Ocorgia Ooodloe. Misa Louiy* -1 ??. Mia* Lizzie Polly, Ml.-* Sarah v.sf.n.... Messrs. II. ??. Ferguson, lav Llpaoomb, itufus Mdrtson, John Alien Qoodloe, K J. rreaeott, Wi It, fJampbell, Camph?ll Coehrau,Tar;Qoodloe, J M. Qoodloe. Mrs Spears Webster and Mr and Mrs w. T. Qoodloe. Among the younger set entertaining during the holidays wer,' two jmpular young ladica, Miaasa Mary and Margaret Barron. Tlie latter celebrated her twelfth birth? day Saturday afternoon from two o'clock until four-thirty. Hot chocolate, cake and fruits were served. Among thechildren present wire Dor otliy Owens, Klranor Kaker, Krancca Long, Betty Reeder, Molen McCormlok, Bertha Mahaffer. Nina Johnaon, Uoldle Keamaii. Hannah Alsover, William nnd Rdward <;ix?lli>e, Francis Sutherland. William I ..>ng. Lloyd Mehaffey, Robert and Halo llarron Miss Janet Kalle)* and Mr. YV. I. Rush were also present. Miss Mary Hamm entertained her friends Thursday ceiling from eight un? til eleven o'clock. MlsaJanet Ballet and Mr. w. L. Rush preelded very capably at the punch l? ?? I -luring the evening. Candy, fruit and nuts wen- alao lerved the guosta The evening was passed very pleasant ly with games, llanelng and other forms of amusement. The following young people enjoyed Miss Itarrvin's hospitality Misses Mary Skeeii, Kathleen Knight, I a lia Beatnau, Cora Mahatley Kaunle and Luclla John sun. Lillian Head, Margaret tames. Theima and Mary Baker, (Jrace Long. Jniile Thompson The bo)'a were .lames Kelly John Johnaoh, Tom Cochrati, Itoy and Reuben llanlu, Willie Baker, I'etei Wolfe ami Herbert Brown "ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE. '? Across tin- Great Divide'' coming to the Auditorium to night, Jan?ary :trd, is o four net western comedy drama. A play calculated to please all classes. Plenty of comedy, strong dramatic scenes, pre? sented with an excellent east, this play will doubtless meet the approval of all who attend. Advance reports say that the company is giving entire satis? faction every where. Presented for the tirst time on our stage by a permanent stock company in Cleveland, Ohio. "Across the Great Di \ \ ide" coming here was declared ! to be a great production and re-j Ceivod the combined approval] of both press and public. Com? menting briefly, .1. Watson Le Hoy, piny reviewer, said: " 'Across the (Jreat Divide' may not be the play of the con tUtiy, \ot it lolls a remarkable story of real life in the west, bubbling with amusing inci? dents ami not without a heart throb?a play that pleases a play that is well worth seeing." New Year's German. The New Veai was ushered In ?Uli a vety pretty Herman in Collier Rail, given by the young men of the (own Most excellent innate -a.** furnished by iin.? Browu at tin- piano, acc*omf*aiitodby Jainea It Taylor, a trap-draiiimer, wboae performance is nightly a leading feature at the AhliizU Theater at this place t he dance ?..s ahapi retrod l?y Mr. and Mm. Wim.t..ii. Mr. ami Mr. ? *. I. Wade and Mis,. S-s-ars Wehster, of llrist.il I'hoae dancing ?er.- Mis. Caroline Ithoad? with Byron Ithoada; Mlxa Mar? garet Bullitl with Harry Price; Miss Julc ltull.it with lienry ltnlliit. Mlai I'homaa Mr Caul; Miss Mabel Wal. l.Vi Vfilh -Lilil. Allen liisslloe; Miss Hilst W hite with Mf-M, IY1...II. Miss >kel|..l with Mr Creaup; Sib?, Until Habile) with Hnfns Metis,.-,. >iis.s MaVJdCjB Goodloawlth W. It, Polly. Miss < ?nie jtangele) with T??. Qooiiloe; Miss K?to nils witli 'I'?t. I.i-.seomb. Mii-h I lorence Cook? with \V II Campbell Stage II pi Fergnaou, Mr Yarbrongli, Mr i nsp. Mr Holliiil.oek licfreahmenU, oonaietlrig of hoi corTee, \?l?iscoK aiul aamlwlchea were aervctl by tin- entertainment committee, Christmas at the Churches. Appropriate Chrietniaa ontor iineuiH w.ere carried out by THE GREAT PIANO CONTEST! GIVEN BY THE Kelly Drug Company and The Big Stone Gap Post. Standing of Candidates January 2, 1912. VOTES Mia* Hannah Alaovor, Biff StoueGap, V*. Mlaa France? Bayer?, Big Stone flap, V? 3(900! Mm II. K Ko*, Big Stoiio Gap, Va IJO800 Mlaa Mary Hkccu, Big Stone Gap, Va Mlaa Mary I.eu Klltiouni, Big Stone Gap. Va.. . ~xm Mlaa Margaret Peltlt, Big Stone Gapi Va llOtMKi Miss llattlo Bruce, Iti? Stoue Gap, v., *8?00 Mlu Georgia Boatwiok, Rife St..Gap, Va 33000 \\ -- Kdna Ullly. Big Stone Gap, Va 848550 Mt>. s A, Itailey, Big Stone Gap, Va. 814?0 Mi- l', ail Mann, Big Stone Gap, Va 311ft0 Mlaa Sarah Cochrau, Big Stone Gap, Va. 4",u0 Mlaa Ploaalc llobba, Btonoga, Va. 1*6*100 Miss Margaret Martin. JoiieavBlc, Va. mom Mlaa Thelma Baiter Hi* Stone Pap, Va 48800 Mis- Ketm) Vineyard But StoueGap, Va ?8900j Mts .i G. Koablt, Big Stono Gap, Va. B800 Mr- K 0. Taylor, Ulg Stone Gap Va 880? Mi, if i: Taggart, Keokco, Va. . ???O-'Oo LMlsa Kettle K Sentor, Appalachla, Va. noioo Mlaa Kittle Collier, Stonega,Va Miss t briatie Jone?, Kaat stone Gap, Va 180400 ?dlM lonUeOoodloo, Dig Stone Gap, Va. . oCOO Mrs 11. D Aken?, I adet, Va. HO 00 Miss Krancea Long, Hin SltoneGap, V? -2-t?v>i Mlaa Hebecca Wade, illg Stone Gap, Va M800 Miss Mahle Willi?, l?g ?Uw (lap. Va. ' "' Mi?s Llora Wygal, Dryden, Va ' Min. Krelyn Richmond, Bwing, Va. 1000 Mis.s \Varenerndon, Dryden, Va. ' ?" Mlaa Mattle Polly, AppalaohU, Va 88800 Mrs r II Barron, Big Stone Gap, Va, 471"" Mlu Mellsaa Myers, Big Stone Gap, Va, Bc*O0 Mlaa Devada Reaaor, Ollnger, Va *-?> Mlu Mabla Barker, Oilnger, Va. ?J-5'00 Mtai Marian Taylor, Big Stone Gap, Va, 49000 Mlaa Ruby Ktanary, Stonega,Va . 188700 THANKING our many friends and patrons for the liberal business accorded us during 1911, and soliciting a continuance during the coming seasons, we wish you one and all A Hapjyjmdprosperous New Year, promising that we will strive, hard? er than ever to meet your wants, that you may feel this is your store under our management. FULLER BROTHERS, Big Stone Gap, Virginia. the local churches With trees,! recitations iihd songs: ami gifts, for the faithful pupils of the various Sunday Schools. At the Christian Church, Saturday liefere Xinns; Trinity Mothodist, South, ami Beulali] Methodist, on Christmas night; Baptist, on TtlOSdny evening; Christ Episcopal, Weines,lay following Christmas. The congregations of the several negro churches also: provided entertainments and treats. Mrs. Alico Sulliveti and child ren, of Appaiaehia, Va., and! Mrs. W. C. Itohinson and daughter, Miss Kmh, ami tiieco, Miss Anna Katherine Bex, of Farmville, Va., spent Monday in town with relatives. our treaty of 1832 with Hus riia hart boon abrogated, tho hill having passed both IIouscr of Congress ami the President will ?ign the hill. This action wnti taken on account of Uus sia'h disregard of American passports. Real Estate. Big Stone Gap. Virginia. Office in Federal Ceurt Building. Special attention given to non-resident property. AU 13 IT O ?IXJXVIC Big Stone Gap, WEDNESDAY, Gap, JJ^J^J g George W. Lyon presents the four-act Romantic Comedy Drama "ACROSS THE .% A beautiful story of the Golden West Illicit* with thrilling situations and comedy features. GREAT DIVID Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back Prices: 25c, 35c. and 50c, SEATS ON SALE AT KELLY'S DRUG STORE.