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_The Big Stone Gap Post.
V0L- XX' B,G STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.. VVEDNESDAY. MAY I. 1912.-'-MoTs" MORE ABOUT THE SUNDAY QUESTION I Owing ti> the fact that my 1 business keops ine away from the (Jrtji much of my time, 1 Ii tvc not l" oh able tu at tend the men's meetings on Sunday . vcnings, of tu keep informed uhonl Hie lines they follow in mpling to help our town in -.I morals. I wish it were I iKsiblo for me to he one ,of their number. la the Big Stone < lap Post of \|nil 24th, I have read a coin, inunicntiou signed J. V. Bullitt, ?written at. request of one of the committco appointed to get llui views of citizens on the Sunday question." As em- of the citizens of Hit; Stone Gap I have a profound interest in the subject; hut am I persuaded that oneness of opin I ion or conduct cannot ho roach I ml h\ discussion. Oh the con? ti try we are mote apt to gi I further apart. This subject has hemi debated since our Lord's time and we ?f today know that :. honest, thoughful men remain wide apart in their opinions. I thank Col. Bullitt for Iiis well-tempered and sane pre. Mentation, ami with much of it 1 am glad to agree. \Vo live in si (Jhrlstiau community, and have m> "Sabbath Day,'' teeh nicully speaking. The Sahhath a . an institution belonging to the Jewish Church ami spocifl Ctllly given to train the people t , worship i lod who created all tilings. Sunday or the Lord'n Day, beginning with the birth of the Christian Church, com an luorati s the UoMliTeot ion, and has always boon regarded as one of the chief voices^ throughout the Christian con-1 tufiideclai ing a living belief in that fact, and always associ? ated with worship of the Risen I hope we all believe and ugreo in that statement. With out attempting anything like a discussion, I want to say my ? i> to my fellow citizens?the grown up men of BigStoiiciGap. We have received our ideas and principles of life, we gut them from the generations he fore us and we know how huich of our right thinking and liv? ing Comes from religious teach? ing, especially in our homes.! Another gem-rat ion is following ours, whose home teaching is often lacking. As we owe so lunch to tin- gem-rations that preceded us, do we not also owe a debt to the one that will follow uft? As citizens wo nil wish well to our town ami its future: docs not that necessari? ly mean to wish that it may bo the home of good men'! VVithoutj tin in, houses and material wealth are of no more valuei than la*! year's bird's nests. To emphasize rest and reerca i ' ' ?ii and leave out worship and tho teaching of the facts that wfO are moral creatures and the children of (lod, which we] know comes to many only in the churches and tin the Lord's j Bay , is in my humble judgment a fatal dereliction in our citi? zenship, and I also believe it may he tin unintentional aid to the development of bad citizens - had because hot helped. 1: is also my sober belief that Home of you men have more to do with shaping the future of our hoys than all the ministers in town. Von are attractive, attract the boys, who proudly follow your hud. Leadership is a God-given power, than which there in none higher. About Sunday rest and recre ntiort I hnvo nothing to Bay. Every one of us lias adopted the otnn most agroeable to Iii? tastes and wishes. Lot us not judge one another. To my mind this is not n sub* ject for debate or law or accu? sation. It is rather one of charity and unselfishness, and the objects that demand our truest and most, unselfish man? hood are the hoys who nro forming their conceptions of life Irom our example. St. Paul, so far as 1 know, was the first great teacher of nersoual liberty: ho did not be? lieve that meat .offered to idols was tainted or could harm him or others; but never was a big? ger or more manly or less nar? row minded wand uttered by man than his declaration: "If by eating 1 make my wenkor brother sin, 1 will eat no meat! while tho world stands." 1 read this. 'fLook out father how von tread, for I'm climb? ing right behind you.'* That's! i;.I not only for your own boy,! j hut f?>r the other fellow's, ton. 'I'o finish: In my belief tint Sunday question is one, not of| law. hut of liberty: the liberty wherewith Christ hath set us| free. The Lord's I lay is ours to us,, and not nbuso. The greatest commentary on the use of this and of many of our ot her privileges is by St. Paul in Romans 1 I, and I Cor. 8. JOHN .1. Li.ovn. ' Hie, Stone ( lap, Va., April Ja, 1912, Explain New Law Vital Statistics Bulletin Out? lines Operations of Regis? tration Statute. j Richmond, Va., April 21).? I How the new statute providing for the registration of births and deaths will operate and what it may he expected to do for the people of the State is explained in the new monthly bulletin of the State Health Department, issued today. The Vital Statistics law bo* comes eiTectivo in June, after which time all births and deaths in Virginia will he mudea mat? ter of legal record; and in ami ci|iation of the operation nf the law, tho Health Department has re-printed the statute with a full discussion of its various clttuses. The bulletin may be obtained free upon request. Roosevelt on First Hallol. New York, April 2.1.?('has. II. Duell, one of the managers of the Roosevelt boom,declared today in a formal statement that Mr. Roosevelt will have at loasl 1500 votes on the first bal? lot in the Chicago convention This prediction, he avers, will come true, no matter what ac? tion the national committee lakes on the contests, of which there will be upward of two hundred. Mr. Duoll says he has been doing considerable traveling and that he is willing to stake his reputation as prophet on his prediction of at least BOO votes on the lirst ballot. Mr. Taft, be says, cannot possibly have more than loo Misses Edith Cherry and Vir ginia Alderson wore visiting their Kelly cousins at Big Stone (iap last week, ami on their re? turn home they took the wrong train and had to he sidetracked at Olinger where they lingered until the tip-train picked them up and carried thorn into Nor? ton.?Norton News. Committees Appointed For Big Fourth of July Cele? bration at Big Stone Gap BXROUTIVE COMMITTKB. I: It. Altovcr, Chairman . .1. U. Taylor, VY, n. Kuller, K stoehr, Jno. W. Chalkley, i'. I' lilantou. Q ROUNDS ANI> AMI rSEMBNT COM M ITTKB. s.niH' :is Rxocutlve CoininlltceJ II \S|. |] \|.|, COMMI ITKK. Ii R, Box, Chairman; W. O, Painter, I). It. Sayora, I.. (). I'ctttt, It K. Taggart, I. X. .lolll'H, C. s. < "artor, VDVEKTISINO i OMMITTKE. Vl I Alaovoi, I li liriii.in : <:. N. Knight, ii r. lioiic-Jtct. I I l.l.l) SI'i >lt I S roMMITTEK. .1. P ilullitt, Chairman; W. T. Alaovcr, .1. IV Mnlonince, I II Warner, .1 IV llralio, II I.. Sufi rage I. Horton. II. II Young, 0. I', Cochran. IIA jI.KOAI) i :0MMlTTKK. (Iiis Men i t. I h vii in in; Mux Urahci 1. n Pcttlt, .1 W. Kelly. W.T. Ooodloc, r I. \:l*ll i STGKPRK'I \ l ION COM M ITTKK. It T Irviiio, i liatrman; R, A Ayera, II A VV Ski-i n. A ii Reeder, 0. ?. Sleiup, 1. X. Jojiea, Dr. John .1 Lloyd, - : J?hti Ouutneri W, Si MathewH, K M. Fulton, U S Murphy. \V. W (Cnmp, V. J. Groveling. NuTK ?No report ueceaaary. Any three menthers including tin- chairman tu [n-s on any iiiatterH coining uiMlei the Juriadtetloii of the committee MUSH COMMITTEE^ I. ? '. Taylor, ii U. McFcrrln, A K Morlnou, \\ II. Pntjy', .1. It. Ayi rs. K. K. (loodloe, It. I. Purks, A. I., (taxo, OK AND STA NU COM Ml I'TKE II. It. Adam?, Chairman; .1. S tlamblen, Itev. .1 ii Craft. HORSE SHOW COMMITTEE, II I). Baker, i halrman; .1. A. ciilmcr, .!. M. (loodloe, .In.. A. Kurier, John Dixi.n, Mi Orlzer, VV. II. II..bells. TENNIS COMMITTEE A C. Aniloraoh, Chairman; V. 1.. N'aah, \V. II. Polly A. K. Morlsou, II. J. Aycra. Dona|d I'reacott, Jno. Allen Ooouioo, GERMAN COMMITTEE. A. K. MorUon, Cbalriuaiij O. Ci. Coohran, \V. II Polly. W. ii Painter. It T. Irvine, ?..<;. McFerran, J. VV. (laut, J. P. Itullltt. .Ir. RESTA URANT i <>.M MITTRE. K. .1. Preai ..it i Ii nim m. A. I.. Witt, II. R. Pox, W. 11. Polly. K. Stoehr, lt. K. Caaper, W. W. IMckley, W. .1. Christian. All committees, except railroad ami geriuan committee*, arc rcipicateil to uiako report by May Oth. .More farm machinery of all kinds is put out of condition oach year by neglect than is iu j ured by work. Comes "Back Home" Southern Young Men Put in j Nine Months in the West Looking For a Job. "Beliovo mo," bant a young North Carolinian an ho was! about tu board a tram for Char? lotte at the Southern passongorl station Monday morning. "I'm going hack to No'th Cnlliny, ami I'm going to stay. No more of California and the wi si for mo, til least, not when it comes to looking for a job. "I've beeii away nine months I and spent most of tho time look? ing fur a job. 1 ended up in a hospital, where I whiled away a few weeks, with nothing fa? miliar but the strains of 'Dixie' and 'Home Sweet Home.' waft? ed through my window from a graphophotie, and of course thby added tu my feeling of contentment. I don't think with me far, far away from home. Why, I've ^nl a dog back in Charlotte I think I'm going to kit-s when 1 get home. "Take it from me, if you're in California with a pocket full of rocks, you're all right; if hot, you're in the middle of ti had fix. All they want is your money, and when they lind out a fellow is a tenderfoot, they'll come pretty near getting it Jobs? There's nothing doing in San Francisco. When the street hits you for a dime to buy a sinker (sandwich) with, it's a good place to not uwaj i from. There are 10,1*H1 men in San Francisco hunting jobs, this very day. Why, I dropped around to tho Y, M.C A. em? ployment otlice to gee if I could bitch on to a job there, and found more than thirty ahead of me, all hunting tin' same thing I was, something to do. "I have do/.i ns of letters from boys 1 knew back in Charlotte, wanting me to get them jobs in 'Prisen. They imagine that be? cause of the OX position to he held there in 1916, w ork is [den tiftll and money as thick as pebbles at tho bottom of a creek I bed, but they haven't OVOIll started oil the exposition yet. "I h fi three easterners back in 'Frisco, in tears because they didn't have the price of a ticket back home. And I left another doing the hardest work in his life, trying to got enough money together to buy transportation back to North Carolina. When I left, he had it figured down to where he had to o,.t io four? teen more days lo have the price of a ticket ahead, and I then he's coming. "California is a great coun? try, if you've not plenty of money. I expect to go back some of these days maybe for the exposition in tftlfj but it will he only for a trip. Me for good old No'th Oalhuy," sang tho young 'far Heel, as he dashed for his I rain. KnOXVillu (Tonn.; Journal ami Tribune. How lo Kill Your Town, Kick. Keep kicking. And don't quit kicking. One pull one way ami one t'other. (io to other towns and buy your goods. Denounce your merchants be? cause they make a profit on their goods. Knife every man that disa? grees with you on the method of increasing business. .Make your own town out a very had place, und stab it uvory chance you got. Refuse to unite in any schemo for the betterment of the mate rial interests of the people. Tell your merchant that you can buy your goods a great deal cheaper in another town and charge him with extortion. Keep evory cent you get, ami don't ilo anything of u public nnture unless you can make something out of it directly. When you Hay anything of your town say it in such n way that it will leave the impression that you have no faith in it. Patronise outside newspapers to the exclusion of your own, und then denounce, it for not being as lurgo as the city papers. Summer School Located Williamsburg, Va., April 25. The movement for higher edu cation took a step forward Sat? urday when it was decided to establish the Suinnter Sossioji of tho College of William and Mary at Dublin, Va., I'ulnski County nud to open the eight weeks' torm on June 10, When the Board of Visitors some days ago d< termlned to bold tho suminor tonn In South' west Virginia, tin- definite lo? cation was left to be deoided upon by the Faculty. The citt Kims of five town*?Dublin, It ad ford, IVarshurg, t in i-.ii.iuh burg and Big Stone (Jap offer? ed special inducements to have the college come t.> thorn and the final choice of a location was diflloult to make. Th? fact that at Dublin (lie buildings of Dublin Insti til to would b-- avail abb- bad niUCh to do with the sol ction of that town. Anoth? er inducement offered by Dub iiu was a grove of trees cover ing a hundred adfos, which will he used for outdoor lecture room-- and tent sites. This s.-l.-ctioii is looked upon as being fortunate fot both Dublin and the college. It is expected that many teachers and college students from Vir? ginia a ml other states will at? tend tie- summer session, thus adding inetoriully to the sum mer population of the town. While it is generally agrood among school men that no bet? ter or morn accessible located site than Dublin could have been found. Many educators have expressed their gratilica lion at this move to bring the advantages of higher educa? tion more fully within the roaoti Suggestions On How To (let A Stand Of Alfalfa On One One Acre, Fall Of 1912. Select one aero already in wheat. If acre best suited for alfalfa is not in wheat, sow at once to spring outs, ;i bushels p.-r acre I'm to or more loads of farm? yard manure on wheat or oats as toii-dressing. With each load of manure put 60 lbs. of acid phOSplinte, Iii pef cent. .I list as wheat or oats is about to bead, turn under deep ami Subsoil. I foil the ground and loavo undisturbed for In days; then thoroughly disk, mixing the green crop, manure, and fertilizer w<ll with the soil Disk and harro.w tho acre every in days (to kill weed ami grass). During this period of cultiVa tion apply :t to 1 tons of ground | limestone to tho acre or J tons of burnt limn. Do not accede to tho temptation to plant peas or some crop on the laud during the summer. One of the most important things is the cultiva? tion of the ground during the summer and the conserving of 11(0 rainfall. Sow lllbs. of alfalfa seed per acre tl.'dbs. each way) when there IS pl( nty of moisture in the ground, between AUg. 10th, and Aug. 20th. Thesood should he covered very light. During the fall or the next spring, if the plants show any tendency to yellow apply 100 lbs. of ni | tr?te of soda to the acre. N oil will get. your lirsl cut? ting about May 1. l!?i:?, and pretty nearly every 30 to 40 days until live cuttings are made each year. Do not pay any attention to the- blossoms as to tho time to cut. Look for tin- young shoots at the base of the plants. When these shoots are ; to i inch long the alfalfa should be cut. After each cutting, the stub? ble should bo harrowed. la getting ami maintaining a itand of alfalfa, green manure, barnyard manure, acid phos? phate, linn-, summer eultiva, lion of ground, August sowing, good seed, and the cultivation ] of alfalfa after each cutting are j essential. BITTERS AM.KioM.ii Good Roads Work In United States This Year Will Exceed $160,000,000. Nearly f 1 ,">'>,IKH>,000 was ox ponded for road work in the Unitod States during 1911, ac? cording to estimates made by Good Roads.of Now York City. Of this amount nearly $60,000, 000 is shown by the figures in the annual roview of road building in tho current issue of that journal to have been ex ponded in those states: alone in which some form of State aid in extended to the local units. from the information gather? ed during the past few mouths it is estimated that the amount which will ho spent for road improvement during 1912 will exceed (5150,000,000 and will he greater than that ever beforo sp. nl in any one year. sim'o the beginning of the mnv< in Ol? I for the improvement of roads through State aid, over two decades rigo| State ufter state has embraced the prin? ciple, until there are now ovor 80 Commonwealths in the Union which have organized siato highway departments, through which aid, either tinnn eial or otherwise, is extended t" the towns of local units. Dinner For Bride. ddio following clipping is from Ablngddn Virginia: Mr. and Mrs Ii.go K. I'enn, .1 r., were beautifully entertained at dinner, on Wednesday even? ing, by Miss Frances MingOa. Che guests invited to meet them were Mr. and Mrs. W. Y C, Whit", Mr. and Mrs. Wrenn, Miss Margaret Trigg, Miss Vir? ginia Clark, Miss JnnlO and Miss Margaret Ponu, and Messrs. .lames Trigg and W. I'".. Mingea, Jr. The place Cards were daintily hand paint? ed Purisionnes, in the latest ex? tremes of fashion. The same ..a\ party of young people are invited by Mr. and Mrs. W. Y. ('. White to spend the week end at their country home. "O renn Held i" and a most en joy aide time is cut ii'ip.lted . Wise Doctors Meet. Newspapers and magazines carryiug quack remedy adver? tising went given a grilling Wedm sday by the Wise C uni? ty Medical Association ac a meeting hehl at Stoni.ga. Il was decided to withdraw all patronage heretofore givcVt by . them to such publications uud to discourage Bnme among their patients. The vital statistics and regis? tration of licensed physicians l.n\s made by the last Legisla? ture were discussed, the con? census of opinion among the doctors being that much good would rosult from enforcement of these laws. I'en out of the thirty- six phy? sicians in the county were present, viz: l)r. T. M. Cherry, secretary; l*rs. C. 11. Cherry, Bowyer, Meli, Tudor, White, Bott, Hagy and Chapman. K. .1. Prescott, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, attended the meeting as a guest of tho association. ? Appalachia Pro? gressive. Notice in order to promote the general use of our Coupon Ice Books, we will give away I free, during the next ten days, lone Needle Point Ice Pick to leach purchaser of our 1000 pound Coupon Books. Our deliveryman will be supplied with these Picks, and on account of having a limited supply urge that you get one at once. NORTON ICE COMPANY.