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Big Stone Gap is the first small town in this country to Get United States Cavalry Manetr The Big Stone Gap Post. VOL. XX, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY. MAY 29, 1912. No. 22 UNITED STATES CAVALRY MANEUVERS Some of the Many Features That Will Interest You at Our Celebration. The Big Stone (Jap Athletic Association takes pleasure in announcing to the public that arrangements for the military tournament ami Cavalry drill .... ho well advanced that these features will be given promi nent places on the program for July :ird and -Uli. Full descrip tion of the different contests in this hraneh of the program will ),.. published as tin* local athle tic program is perfected, but to give a general idea of thin Cav? alry drill and contests to those who contemplate visiting Big Stone Gap on these dates, we| mention the following. The program of the lib will be en tirely different from that of the 3rd, 110 features.carried out on the 3rd heilig repeated on the 4th. Some of the riding tourn? ament und contests, in order to determine the winner, Will have to start on the 3rd and he worked out on the 4th. These Cavalry drills will be given by Company D. lllh Cavalry Captain Itawell commanding I'lte drills Will show the won ilerful training that is given Cavalry horses in responding to music. ROMAN RACKS. I.mile run on the lint, win tiers of thci llrd to contest o Ihr Ith. JUMPING CONTEST. Will bo a very interesting event; four hurdles to be used. RI:.SCliE RACF.S. I n this event cavalrymen will show how while riding at a fast gate they can pick up a dismounted comrade without loosing their own arms, the dis? mounted man also retaining possession of his arms. This feat is considered one ot great merit. MOUNTED TUO OP WAR. Consists of two teams of eight men ami horses each, ami car? ries with it several "thrillers." MOUNTED WrESTUNO MUCH. This is a contest between mounted men (.Bare Back,) the object of each rider being to dismount his opponent. Con? testants will start togel her, and the winners of the :ird will con? ti i on the Ith for prize. This i'ontost is only dangerous to those participating but requires an extraordinary amount of skill and training. STEEPLE CHASE. At lirst it was thought this could not be featured on the Athletic Grounds, but it is now; found that the event can bo! carried out ns a ''Controlled Steeple" and the race for tho| tape will not be made until the horses have cleared the hur? dles. REACHING CONTEST. ('alls for expert horseman? ship: Hitler recovers arms lost on the field: Hiding at full peed he recovers saber, gun, pistol and hat placed at certain distances apart on tho ground. I Ins feature is also one that re? quires much training and is well worth seeing. POTATO RACE. A very amusing features us ?veil as one showing the skill of both horses and riders. Briefly described the contest is as follows; viz. A bucket of potatoes is placed at one end of a certain distance for each con? testant, an empty bucket at the ' Iber end, the rider transferring a given number of potatoes from tho ono bucket to the other first being the winner. The transferring of potatoes is, accomplished by means of a spear which each horseman carries. A horseman is permit? ted to pick a potato from the spear of another if he cut). The riders are permitted to employ any method of toking potatoes from one bucket to another so long as the potatoes are not touched with tho hands, und the rider is not dismounted. Arrangements havo ulso been completed for :t-8 milo races by tbo troopors, outside en trios not being permitted in these faces, although arrangements have been made for horse races be? tween local horsemen. All races must necessarily bo short. Many other features will bo added to the nbove in this mili? tary tournament, such as wall scaling and cavalry charges. If tho sand hole at lower end of the Athletic ground can be made to hold water (which ox periment will b e made this week) contestants with horses and riders in water will be held. The above are only a few of the features talked over with the nIHcurs of tho Cavalry troop at Fort Oglethorpo recently. The program for these two dates are mo arranged that wo recom? mend to those wishing to see the full cavalry drill and con? tests that the}' be on the athle? tic grouds both in the afternoon and morning of July 3rd and 1th. Tint military drill anil tournament by Company I)-llth United States Cavalry will be given by sixty live mounted men, not including otlicers, and it will be an exhibition that many people will never again have an opportunity to witness. Tho rifling tournament by local people will be of great in? terest as all horsemen will be in uniform representing some knight of old. We urge all those looking forward to a good time on .inly Brd and Uli to visit Big Stone Gap on either or both of these dates. During the next week wo hope to Be able to state exactly what events will be programed on each date. Some amuse? ment features are still pending, but as promptly as plans are perfected and programed an? nouncements will appear in these columns. Ball Players, The following players have been entered on the various teams taking part in the con tost, which commenced, last Saturday, for the Athletic. As? sociation cup: Stonoga?0. A. Bailey, R. E. Holsten, .1. C. Wells, Dock Itaker, Vernoy T?te, Clarence i Davis, It. H. Ingle, C. M Mur rin.O. L. Muthiox, Dave Mar? ker, E. 0. Taylor, Krank Rich? mond. Kcokec ?E. F. T?te, Straloy Tale, Q. K. Uilly, Ri Roberts, Pete Barney, Quincy Swain, W. E, Kelts] Earl Kelts, < )cto White, Arvele Arnett, B. Kul? ten, Ri E. Taggart. Norton?Wm. Wills, L. E. Kork ins, Jack Lit/., John Slith? ers, Krank Suthers, Charles Xdams, Cambell Meador. John Litton, R, E Sandy, Vergil Ratliff, Dickey, Lacy Meador, Chas, Stone, Carl (Jibson, G. C. McCall. Wise?Wat Green, E. Lipps, L. V. Fulton, M. E Lipps, J. H. Richmond, Orbiu Bendy, JetT Riser, Red Ilylton, Earn? est Vicars, T. Kiser, F. Steph ens, Vernon Dotson. Dorchester?N. Patton, R.I McPhale, L Kawbush. B. Owens, Tom Hopkins. S. Isom, II. S. Williams, R. Robbins, Obey Horn, VV. W. Kemp, Fred McLaughlin, H. Johnson, P. Brickey, E. A. Saliers, R. P. Kelly. Big Stono Gap?Blaino Mc Corkle, Hunter McCorkle, Lind soy Horton, Pat Hammonds, Ohas. Lovisay, Roy Banks. John Allen Goodloo, Worley Gilly.John Gilly, Charles Run?, Sam Nickels, Josh Bullitt, Jr., Joe Nickels, Ike Richmond, Fred Baker. Scientific authorities are pretty well agreed that DO per cent, of the houseflies which in? fest tho world are bred in stab? les and. in pigpens. If such places are cleaned as often as once a week it will prevent the hatching of millions of Mies. RULES For Contest For "Big Stone Gap Athletic Association Base Ball Cup" Dur? ing The Summer Of 1912. 1. The gomes shall begin May '2 Clubs from Wise, Leo and Scott counties, and none other, shall bo eligible lo play. It No one slinll be eligible to play with any club in any match game unless he shall have actually resided within the limits of tho said three counties, or oue or more of them, on May 11th, 19TJ, except one man at Keokee, provided that a boy off at school or col lego shall be deemed to reside, and to have resided at the home of his parents. The words "actually resided" as above used shall be construed to mean actual physical residence, pro? vided that temporary absence for a few days, not exceeding thirty, shnll not he deemed to break one's residence. ?I In order to prevent, bb far as possible, unseemly competi? tion among clubs for the same players, the following rules are prescribed, viz. (a) Eaoh club shall be enti? tled lo fifteen players and no more. (b) Each Club desiring to en? ter the contest shall, on or be? fore May ;17th, 1012, deliver to lt. B. Alsover, President of the Athletic Association, a listof uot exceeding ft ft eon players. (o) No player shall be allow? ed to play on more than one club in the series of games herein provided, and any club playing a player of another team, whether lie has been re? leased or not, in any of the games shall forfeit said game. (d) A club may at any time change its list of players by substituting now players for the old, notice in writing to be given twenty four hours before game is called to the President of the Athletic. Association. (e) The President of the Ath letic Association shall furnish each club with a list of the players of nil other clubs, and from time to time notify them of any and nil changes in such lists. 5. As soon as it is seen how many clubs will outer the As? sociation shall arrange a sched? ule of games, so as lo make every club play every other club an equal number of games on home grounds, and half on the grounds of others; provided that no club shall be required to play more than ton games before season closes. The time and place set for any game may bo changed by agreement of the two clubs over the telephone or otherwise, to It. B. Alsover, or some other member of the Base Bull Committee of this Association, und the game shall then bo played at such other times, or place, the same as if it bail been originally schedul ed therefor unless again chauged by mutual agreement of both ciubs ami notice as oforedend. (j. A club failing, except for unavoidable accident, which prevents it from reaching the grounds, to bo on band and ready for play at tho time and place st t for tho game shall forfeit the same to the opposing club. 7. A game not played, or fin? ished, because the umpire de? cides that it is too rainy, or too dark,or because of unavoida? ble accident preventing one or both of the clubH from reach? ing tho place of play shall be played at such a tune as the Base Ball Committee of tho Athletic Association may di? rect, at a place selected by the two opposing clubs, andjiti case said clubs cannot agree, at the \ grounds at Big Stone Qap. 8. An umpire, o r umpire, shall bo agreed upon for each game by the Captaius of the opposing nines, and if they cannot agree by thirty minutes before the game is to bo called, then ho, or thoy, shall be solect >ed by such of the Baso Ball c mimittue ns may be present on ttto grounds. I 9. The rules of the Xationul I Base Ball League, so far as ap? plicable, ?ball govern In all , matters except whero la con? flict herewith. 10. If any club disputes tho eligibility of a player of anoth? er club, such objection must be made in writing, specifying the grounds of objection, and mail? ed or handed to the opposing club and also, to tho President o f the Athletic Association, whose duty it shall be to notify the Base Ball Committee, and have tho same passed on ns speedily us possible; provided that if such question shall not have been passed on before the ! next game is called, the objec? ting club may notify the oppos? ing club that it will' play such game under protest, in which cuse, if the other club insists upon playing such player, und if it bo afterwards decided that ho was ineligible, the game, no matter what the result may be, counted as having been won by the objecting club. 11. Kneh club sluill bear its own expenses in going to and from games, and the home club shall be entitled to all gate re? ceipts on its own grounds. 12. The preliminary games shall terminate June '.."2nd. pro? vided thut if any two or more Clubs should then be lied, such tie or ties shall be played olT during the following week at such time and place as this as? sociation may appoint. The two clubs having tho highest average in t h 0 preliminary games shall play the final game at Big Stone (lap on July Ith, 1012, and the winner of this game shail receive the "Big Stone (Jap Athletic Association Base Ball Chip." to bo retained by it until July 1st, 1013, and then returned to the Athletic Association. 13. Should any team fail to remain in series until finish of same, all games played with that team shall be declared void, ami percentage figures the same as though no games had been scheduled with the team failing to play series out. Awarded Large Railroad Con? tract. Kinehart & Dennis Company railway contractors, with main oflices in this city have just been awarded a-in mile oxten siou of the Carolina, ('Uneh? lich! & Ohio Railroad, running from its present northern ter? minus at Dante, Va., through tho heart of the Allegheny mountains to a connection with the Chesapeake & Ohio Hail way at Bighorn City, Ky. The contract is the largest piece oi railroad construction let in this section of tho country in recent years, and by reason of the mountainous country which it runs through, the work will bo of the heuviest kind of construction and very expen? sive, the total cost of which will approximate about $5,000, 000.00, and consists of the following approximate (inani? ties. Nineteou tunnels vurying in length from 400 feet to 8,000 feet; 3,500,000 yards of excava? tion, of which i!5 per cent in solid rock and the balance principally loose rock: -10,000 (yards of concrete masonry and various othor items which go to make up the construction of la heavy line of railroad. The work is to be started at once and will bo covered with about 15 steam shovel outfits, 10 tun? nel outfits, concrete outfits and 1 numerous leum outfits, and will iprovido work for about -1,000 men. Construction camps will ' be built at numerous points n I long the line. The northern lend of tho work will be reached I over the Chesapcako ond Ohio via tho Big Sandy Division, and the southern end will be1 reached over tho Clinchfield. Valley Division of the Norfolk & Western and the present lino of the Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio. One of tho 19 tunnels to be built will be 8,000 feet long, which is the longest railroad tunnel cast of Chicago. -- Charlottfiville Progress. Delegates Elected To National Democratic Con vention at Baltimore. Norfolk, Va., May 23.?The Democrats of Virginia in the State convention here today, named thirty-two delegates to tho Democratic national con? vention at Baltimore in June to cast the Old Dominion'? twen? ty-four votes in that conven? tion. With the exception of two instructed vote.-, lor \\ oodrow Wilson, the Virginia delega? tion \b without ties of iustruc lions or preference resolutions. The First district instructed for Wilson. Of the State's twenty-four votes, tho line-tip is bolieved to bo eleven pronounced votes for Wood row Wilson ami tbirtoen iinpronounced in choice Of the hitter one and ono-hulf ex? pressed for Underwood, two and One-half lean to Underwood, one is for Clark and one for Harmon. The unit rulo will not bo ap? plied until the delegates get lo Baltimore and then not until after several ballots shall have been taken and two thirds of tin* twenty-fourth votes are cast for a unit rulo application in tho delegation. This was a compromise with tho Wilson forces which were strong in the desire to have tho conven? tion go on preferential record for their favorite candidate The convention, attended by nearly 1,200 delegates and altor nates, was one of the best in many years held by the demo? crats of Virginia. The ton dis trict conventions held prior to the main convention, develop ed differences of various kiuds bt^ on a whole the convention wits harmonious. The names of Wilson, Clark, Underwood,Harmon and Bryan were cheered. Due of tho features of tho convention was the election to Baltimore in the Tenth district convention of Thos. S. Ryan, ?..hi of the New York financier, It was in the Tenth and Sec? ond districts that four delegates were elected with half a vote leach and Mr. Ryan was named in the Tenth as an anti-Wilson delegate to Baltimore. James R. Catron, Ol Alox.an dria, was temporary chairman of the convention and Repre? sentative lames Hay, of the Seventh district, was perma? nent chairman. Senator Thomas S. Martin was prevented from attending the convention by the illness of bis wife at Charlottosvillo This being the tirst State convention since the death of the late Senator John W. Duniel the convention paid a tine tri? bute to his memory as a man and as a Democrat. The State convention, after con tinning the district delegates to tho Baltimore nutionai con? vention, the district nominees for presidential electors and State committee, named the following delegates ami alter? nates at largo to Baltimore with half n veto each: Delegates United States Sen? ator Thomas S. Martin, Claude A. SwtuiBon, Governor William Hodges Mann, Representative Hal I). Flood, Alfred B. Wil? liams, of Roanoke; Richard Tyeiyn Byrd, Winchester; R. Tato lrvine, Wise, and Harry St. Goorge Tucker, of Lexing : ton. Alternates-? R. Holt Easlev, I Halifax; W. E. Allen, Alleghe Inyj J, A. Stone, Washington; Clyde W. Saunders, Richmond; J. M. Bausorman, Shenandoah; S. G?rden Gumming, Eliza? beth City; S. T. Montague, Portsmouth; J. P. Holland, Norfolk. Presidential electors at large ?J. Normont Powell, of Wythe ville and R, T. Duko, Jr., of Albemarlo. Democratic State chairman and National cominittoemau? J. Taylor Ellyson, of Rich? mond. Or King's New LifePHIs The best In the world. Are Complete Health Department Makes Special Arrangement to Protect Suspected Water. Richmond, Va., May 23.? Ali hough no sorious outbreaks of typoid fever have yet been reported this summor, tho Stato 11 eal t h Department has comple? ted its plans for Its preventive campaign and on yesterday an? nounced the details of the ar? rangement by which tho De? partment will combat a disease that attacks more than ten thousand Virginians evory year. As heretofore, all Berious out? breaks of typoid fever will bo investigated. This does not mean, according to health of? ficers, that every cuse of ty? phoid fever will bo studied by the State's experts, but that where any number of cases are reported in a locality and where there is any suspicion of a com? mon cause, (ho State will at once send its experts to the Held. The addition, the study of epidemic typhoid begun by the Department last year will be vigorously prosecuted this sum? mer. This inquiry, whioh is under the direction of Assis? tant Commissioner A. \V. Free? man, is directed towards tho solution of what has been re? garded as a standing sanitary puzzle i n Virginia,?tho ap? pearance of a small number of typhoid cases in rural districts year after year without any known general cause. Dr. Freeman will be assisted this year by Dr. L. L, l.umsden, of the United Stales Marino Hos? pital Service. Dr. laimsdou, a native of Orange County, has had much experience in work of this character and was de? tailed for the work by Surgeon General Blue at the special re? quest of Health Commissioner Williams. A new feature of tho typhoid campaign this year, as just an? nounced, will be the uso of a portable bypo chlorite plant in epidemics where the water is suspected of causing tho di? sease. This plant is of simple design and can be used where there is reason to believe that any o' tbi-eak of fever is duo to a general pollution of the water supply. The plant can be quick - ly transported ami installed until the water has been tented and its part in the occurrence of typhoid definitely determin? ed. "The success of our typhoid work," declared Commissioner Williams yesterday "is in large measure dependent upou the promptness with which out? breaks are reported. Much sickness can be prevonted and many lives can be saved if the health authorities are promptly advised of the appearance of typhoid. We cannot too strong? ly urgo upon the ;;.udical pro? fession the importance of im? mediately notifying tho health department ivhun thoy discov? er typhoid in their practice." Base Ball. Schedule of Games for The Big Stone Gap Athletic Association Cup for 1012. MAY asth. Norton vs Big Stone (lap, at Norton I lorcho.vtcr va Wise, at Dorchester. Keokeo rs Stonega, at Stooega. JUNK 1st. Hlg Stone (lap vs Dorchester, at big Stone Cap. Stonega ys Norton, at Stouega. Wise vs Keokee, at Wise. JUNK 8tb. Big Stone Gap vs Stonega, at Big Sumo Cap. Keokee vs Dorchester, at Keokee. Norton'va Wise, at Norton. JUNK 15th. Wlsu vs Big Stone (Jap. at Wise. Dorchester vs Slonega, at Dorchester. Keokee vs Norton, at Keokee. JUNK sand. Big Stone Gap vs Keokeo, at Hlg Stone Gap. I Slonega va Wise, at Stor;cga I Dorchester, vs Nortec, at Norton.