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THE BIG 8TONK GAP rOST.
WEDNESDAY. JULY 8, 1912J Published Every Wednesday by the WISE PRINTING COMPANY, I acorpor*t ?<l. UILBKRT N. KNICJHT. - Editor. Ona Y*>nr. Six Month*, Thrao Month*, SlOO ,DO .20 Kntered according to postal regulations at the post-office at llig Htoue Clip as ?so oud-elsas matter. SUBSCRIBERS aro onrnoetly re quested to observo tho date printed on their address slips, which will keep thorn at all times posted as to the dato of tho oxplration of their sub? scription. Prompt and timoly attention to this requost will save all pttrtioB a gront deal of annoyance Reports from different sec? tions of tho country indicato that there will bo a Uns fruit crop this year, in fact the larg? est crop m many years past. The work of macadamizing tho roadB in and nround Big Stone (jap is progressing rapid? ly. The road has already been practioally finished through town on the way to East Stone Gap. The Athletic Associat ion has done itu best to furnish tho peo? ple of this section a good whole some celebrntion for tho Fourth of July this year, and we bo lieve that it will be the verdict of ever onu that they have suc? ceeded admirably, On behalf of the citizens of Big Stone Gap we cordially welcome the troop of United Stales cavalry to our henutiful mountain town, and hope their Btay hore will bo 11 pleasant one and that many pleasant memo? ries of their visit mnnngus will linger with them in the years to come. We cnn truly Bay, you are WELCOME. Already tho crowd has begun to come in for the big celebra? tion hero on today und tomor? row, and the indications are that the largest crowd in the history of any Southwest \ ir Virginia town will be hore. Wo hope all will have n good time and will be plOusod with tho attractions offered them this year. With theopeuing of the next seBsion of public schools in Keutucky a new law panned at the last sittiug of the general assembly of that State will go into effect, which requires all children between ages of 7 and 12 years of ago to attend school every day during the school year, excepting, it is said, n reasonable excuse on nccount of sickness or other providen? tial binderance is given. When the grand stand Beats for tho third and fourth of July celebration were put on sale lust Thursday there was a great rush for them, and notwith? standing tho large number of Beats orectcd this year by the Association, before night there was not a seat to be had in any ofthe sections. So great was the demand that tho As? sociation took immediate steps to erect several hundred mure seats, which nrc now ready for the accommodation of the public. Tho troop of United States Cavalry that marched Fort Ogleathrope, Ga., to Big Stone (lap to participate in the Fourth of July colouration at thin place, arrived here Tuesday morning and are now comfort able locutod in camp in the Athletic Park. Tho maneuvers of this troop scheduled for to? day and tomorrow will be features never before seen by the people of this section and will attract the largest crowd of people ever seen in any towu in Southwest Yirglu in. Pioneer Citizen Passes Away. John \V. Fox, Sr., ono of Big Stouo Gap's oldest and most prominent citizens, died at 7:25 Friday evening at his home at this place after a short illness. Mr. Fox had an attack of heart trouble about two months ago from over-exertion, and though ho ralliod at times, ho steadily grow worse until the end came Friday evening very peacefully and quiotly, he being entirely conscious up to within n few minutes of his death. In the death of Mr. Fox, tho Gap loses ono of her best citi? zens. Intelligent, high-miuded, scholarly, his influence in tho development of tho town has boon marked for twenty-two yoare. Ho was of tho finest typo of Christian gontlemen, and his death caused general sorrow in tho (Jap, where overy man was his friend. John W. Fox, 8r., was born December oth, 1830, in Clark County, Ky. He began teach? ing when ho was nineteen years of ago,and for a number of years conducted a Bchool for boys and young men at Stony Point, Ky., and later moved bis school to Purls, Ky., whoro ho con tiuuod to teach until his sous persuaded him in 1890 to como to Big Stone Gap, whoro thoy worn already located. Mr. Fox was married twice. In 1862, be married hi* cousin, Miss Katharine Kico, aud to this union was born three sons, James \\\, Everett B., and Bid noy A., all of whom are living except Sidney. In 180 2 he married Miss Minerva Carr, and of thoir seven children, tho well known author, John Vox, Jr., IB the oldest. The others are, in the order named, Oliver H., Horace E.. Richard T., Reotor K., Miss Minnie and Mrs. Wil? liam Caboll Moore. All of the children except Kvorett, Oliver, Dick and Hector ware at the bedside when he passed away, as well us Mrs. Vox, Dr. Moore and Mrs. Horace Fox. The remains of the deceased accompanied by tho entire family at Ibis place and Dr. and Mrs. Moore, of Washing? ton, D. C, were taken It) Paris. Ky., on Sunday morning where thoy wore laid to rest in the family lot. Many old friends and neighbors and a brother and sister who live near Win? chester, Ky., came to nay their lost respects to Mr. Fox, who having lived a long and useful life, returned t o tho scenes of his youth aud early manhood for that last long sloop, which knows no waking. Baud Organized at Coeburn. Through the bustling efforts of Mr. F. W. Oulbertson, mem? ber of the big mercantile firm of Culbortson, Mead & Co., the Coeburn brass bant) has been organized and sullicicnt easb has boon rnisod to purchase the instruments. A number of new members of the band were former members of the old band hero which won so many prizes hero a few years ago. The new Instruments have been ordered and ore long Coeburn will make another advanced movement forward thus keep? ing pacowith tho growing cities which uro springing up all nround us. Mr. Culhorson who is alive to tho interest of the town is to ho congratulated on bis quick success in making the new band a go.?Coeburn Journal. Harlan Votes Bonds, At the election hold June 16 for that purpose, the town of Harlan voted to issue Municipal bom's to erect a now graded school building. Tho amount of bonds is not to exceed 2) per cent of taxable property and will realize about $7.000.00. Not all the voters went to the poll but it is gratifying to re? port that only two voles wore cast against tho measure.- Hur lan Knlerpriso. The six great world Powers, tho United States, Russia, Japan, France, Germany and Groat Britain, through their accredited group of bankers at Paris, agreed to make a loan of $300,000 to the now Ghineso Republic. J. K. Payne, of Hig Stone Gap, manager of tho Virginia and Tennessee Telephone Com? pany, was iu town Saturday ou businofts.?Wiso Virginian.' V/ilson Nominated. After being in session for one week the national democratic convention in session at Balti? more nominated Woodrow Wilson, of New Jersey, candi? date for the presidency on the forty-sixth ballot, ho receiving '.WO out of the 1092 votes in the convention. Tho light for tho nomination between Governor Wilson and Speaker (Mark, of Missouri, was a hard one, and for several days the convention wus in a dead lock, and the nomination of either of these gentlemen seemed improbable. Mr. Wilson is a progressive democrat and is unquestionably tho choice of the masses of the democrat party for tho nomina? tion and will make a strong candidate. GenernI Ruf us A. Ayers, tho democratic nominee for repre? sentative from the Ninth Dis? trict of Virginia, when inform? ed of Wilson's nomination, Haid: "The noninatiou of Wilson is far and away the best that could havo beon made under existing conditions; he will re? ceive tin; united support of the party, will be triumphantly elected, will give the Country a highly progressive administra? tion along sane and conserva? tive lines, profoundly learned in the science of government, deeply imbued-with patriotism and love of Country, untrain meled with alliances, uncom? mitted to any man 01 set of men, but absolutely free and independent, bound only by tho suberb and progressive re afllrhation of democratic princi? ples and policies promulgated in the party platform, he will unflinchingly administer tin luws and sacredly guard tin rights of all the poople uudei the constitution?the fuel of lib nomination will at once reston confidence nnd dissipate tin fears of attacks upon the con stiiutional guarantees of tin rights of property engendered by the utterances of rash polili cat leaders of both parlies. "You can safely niinouuct Woodrow Wilson us the nexi President." Normal Notes. The enrollment of sludentt went on merrily Tuesday at tin school building, and Prof, Young displayed the agility ol youth und experience in tind iug suitable homes for the stu dent body and members of Iht faculty. The outlook is en couraging for a good attend mice this year, and Sunt. Hill man feels very hopeful. It was a disappointment tha Miss * nulling, the Drawing teacher, was forbidden by he' physician lit the lust moment to teach this summer, hul ; suitable substitute was sen from the summer school at tlu University of Virginia iu tin person of Miss Thomas, who i remembered very plensantly ii the Gnp, she having ttiughl hero several years ago. Misi Thomas is located at Airs. G. F Jones' homo, but a number o lite faculty have rooms will Mrs. K. L. Brown, and taki their meals with Mrs. W. H CarnoH. Those at Mrs. Brown's are Misses Crit?, London, am Caldwoll, of Rouuoko, and Mrs M. M, Caldwell, of Roanoke who is the guest of Miss Haum gordner. Miss Nidermucir ii stopping nt M r s. Georgi Brown's and the gentlemen o the faculty aro at Varioui places. A reception was given at the scoool building Tuesday, ant "bort addresses of welcomt wore made by Mayor Flecnor .Mrs. Edward Goodloe, W. S Rose, J. P. Wolfo, Rev. J. J Lloyd and Supt. Millman Songs and special music nddet to the enjoyment of the even ing. The Glorious Fourth wilt bt observed as a holiday, am work begun in good ournesl Friday. The local mauagei intends that ovorybody shall go away at tho closo of the Normal thoroughly satisfied with tho homes that were pro vided for them, and anxious t? return next year. Fourth i CELE: But don't forget tne Don't you want a nc new white shoes? lrL CELE FOUF $14.00 to $20.00 White Sorgo Ith of July Special. FOURTH OF JULY SPE Wash Drosses in all colors and $1.60 vnluo, special salo pr Silk and Pique Dresses: 15.00 White Dresses, special $7.00 to $8.00 White Dressei $12..Ml Silk Drosses, special FOUF Handsomely tailored and elabor These prices go ii until the night of Ju values all over our sto: FULLER BRO' Apple Crop Heavy. Reports from southwest Vir? ginia say the apple crop is go? ing to be hi) unusually heavy in this section this year, that in some counties it has already be? come necessary to prop up the limbs, although the green apples have given some idea of their shape. The promise of big crops in every kind of fruit has already brightened the pro'stects of many farmers, who in addition to expecting a good fruit crop are looking for? ward to plenty of grass, with tho result that the cattle should do well, while oven the turkeys should (drive because there have not been any rains to drown off the young birds. The year should Ik* most prosperous in tho history of the southwost, especially in view of the fact thai there is plenty of work for all kinds of labor, because of the great industrial awakening which this building new railroads, opening new mines and developing on u larger scale the mines already opened. The farmers aro so busy thai outside the glancing over (be papers they have hud but- littles lime to even get really interested in politics.? Coeburn Journal. Virginia is Home of Blue Grass. W. U. Uatcher, of New Lon? don, KuIIh county, Missouri, spent last week in Washington, aud be Undertook to show a re? porter for tho Washington 1'osi u few things. I!o; of course, brugged ahout Missouri but in? cidentally ho got in u woid for ono of tho grout products ol Virginia. Talking about the famous blue grass Mr. Hatchei said: "Kentucky bine grast does not bi'gin to compare with tho blue grass of Missouri ami the blue grass of Missouri it not native to the State. Mis? souri blue grass which occupiet a vory much larger area than tho territory covered by tin blue gras? of Kentucky was in? troduced into the State from Virginia, and is still known ut< Virginia blue grass. It is sc fur BUperibr to Kentucky blue gruss that at county, State and other fuir judges have declined to permit the two grades ol grass to be exhibited in tht satno clasB because the Virgin ia Hint) grass was always given first prize. Maybe it is because of tho superior quality of tin Virginia bluo grass that thoy raise such line horses and mulct in Missouri. Maybe it is the combination of tho Kentucky and Missouri bluo grass tiial haa given us the leading Domo oratio candidate for tho presi dency. "Just to show you how much hotter Virginia blue grass it than tho Kentucky product may tell you of what is com? mon knowledge in Missouri that when horses and cattle art turned into a Hold whoro the Kentucky anil Virginia blut grass is growing, they will past over the Kentucky grass and eat with avidity the Virginis blue grusa. It is also not ouly in blue graei of July I BRATE, OF CO importance of good el iw suit, a new dress, a sre are prices that are BRATION BARC JTH OF JULY SPECIALS Suits, .$8.75 CIAL No. 2 sizes, ice_$1.15 price $3.98 i, sp'l 4.95 . 7.95 $12.50 tol$15. and mixti FOURTH I White Shoes i $4.00 vain $3.00 and $2.00 vali ?TH OF JULY SPECIAL atoly trimmed Lingerie Waists, ito effect Thursday, J iy 3rd. You will fin< re. rHERS, Big Cash Lur R. H. BRYAN MEALS AT Regular Table 1 Also Uroceries Fresh Drinks, Bread. Cakes Hamtalen Big Stone G, UNDER NEW We solicit the patr of the town. Anyo should send in the and same will be Specials; URSE! lothes for the occasion new waist or a pair oi real SAINS;_ i No. I 00 Suita, in gray, tans iroa, Special. 7.751 OF JULY SPECIAL No? and Pumps in Canvas ami Huc^. es, special.$3.391 $:1..10 values, special ... ". 2.19 lea, special. | ,5g No. 4. $1..10 and $1.75 values ..$|.|g I une 27th and continue' 1 many other enticing Stone Gap, Va, ich Stand T, Proprietor. ALL HOURS. 3oarders Taken. Fish, Ice Cream, Cold and Fruits in Season. Lawn Mowers! Garden Hose and tools of every kind I for the lawn, garden or farm, at Brothers ap Bakery Co. MANAGEMENT. onage of the people ne desiring hot rolls ir orders by 2 p. m., delivered between Tive ana six o'clock. Cakes should be ordered the day before desired. that Missouri excels. Tho finest] sugur pours in the world uro grown there, and they also had their origin in Virginia, In 1883 a Virginian rode into Kails county Missouri, on horseback, and in his saddlebags woro sprigs from Virginia poor trees, which ho planted, and tho trees that sprang from these sprigs are now bearing large quanti? ties of fruit. It is impossible to estimate how many thousands of dollars each of these Virgin? ia pear trees netted. The fruit is just as sweet as it over was. Oh, Missouri is a good State not only for its agricultural pro? ducts but for its statesmen." Mr. Hatcher might have gone further and told tho man of nowa that that same Virginia blue grass is still growing in the Old Dominion, and botler than ever boforo, better than it can grow in Kentucky or Mis? souri, and that thousands of steors being fattuned on the grass are shipped direct from the pasture to Englund and soils higher than any beef that reachedtho British.?Ex FOR SALF.. Church and two loin, the property of tho Southern Metho? dist Church, located on Wyate dolte Avenue and East Kiwi Street. One of the most desir? able locations in town for resi? dence. Terms, one-third cash, und the balance in one and two years. Will give possession upon delivery of deed. Apply to 0. K. Blanton. J. C. CAWOOD BLACKSMITH l NG Big Stone Cap, Va Wugou ami lluggy work A &ft I Wlj 1 havu an Up-to-date Macliin.- for? I'""1"* on ItuiiWr Tire?. I am assisted to) ?' Neel, an expert In Itublier Tire and Wr gy work. All work given nrompt*?* lion. Notice. All persons who have not paid their city taxes for l"e year 1011 will pleaso settle al once, as tho time for collection is now up. P. H. Barrok, Treasurer. Judge M. J. Moss, of this city, has secured by purchase and NOTICE. Any family keeping normal leaso over 1,000 acros of fine | honrdors can buy groceries coal lands in Lotchor county, on tho line of the now ruilrond now under construction through that couuty. The property will be developed in the neat future.?Pineville Sun. our store at 6 per cent oil regu? lar pricos during the month ol July, and any teacher can h") dress goods, shoes and clothing or anything in our store during I July at 6 per cent off. n n. Wolfe.