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_The Big Stone Gap Post.
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
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
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
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.
For Big Fourth of July Cele?
bration at Big Stone Gap
I: It. Altovcr, Chairman .
.1. U. Taylor,
VY, n. Kuller,
K stoehr,
Jno. W. Chalkley,
i'. I' lilantou.
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,
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.
(Iiis Men i t. I h vii in in;
Mux Urahci
1. n Pcttlt,
.1 W. Kelly.
W.T. Ooodloc,
r I. \:l*ll
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
I. ? '. Taylor,
ii U. McFcrrln,
A K Morlnou,
\\ II. Pntjy',
.1. It. Ayi rs.
K. K. (loodloe,
It. I. Purks,
A. I., (taxo,
II. It. Adam?, Chairman;
.1. S tlamblen,
Itev. .1 ii Craft.
II I). Baker, i halrman;
.1. A. ciilmcr,
.!. M. (loodloe,
.In.. A. Kurier,
John Dixi.n,
Mi Orlzer,
VV. II. II..bells.
A C. Aniloraoh, Chairman;
V. 1.. N'aah,
\V. II. Polly
A. K. Morlsou,
II. J. Aycra.
Dona|d I'reacott,
Jno. Allen Ooouioo,
A. K. MorUon, Cbalriuaiij
O. Ci. Coohran,
\V. II Polly.
W. ii Painter.
It T. Irvine,
?..<;. McFerran,
J. VV. (laut,
J. P. Itullltt. .Ir.
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
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,
Keep kicking.
And don't quit kicking.
One pull one way ami one
(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
Summer School
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
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.
Good Roads
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?
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.

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