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OL xx "? _ =--^^ va.. w e^i^fsday^^TuT.VT7!^9i^-r?" No. 29 Season To Keep In Speed Limit ealtli Department Urges All To Put On Brakes During Hot Season. Richmond, Va.. July 13.? ith tIi? prospect of a lunij amlicap race with the weather ie aVerage traveler on the ail of good health will he refill to keep within theHpoeil mit if he observes the warn igjmt i88ueil by the State oaril of Health. Applying the rakes and going on a low gpar Dtil cool weather, with duo egard for the condition of his ischine, ho may hope to os ope the worst place? on the oad and to reuch October with ut serious injury. "Qo slow in hot weather" is be keynote of a special sum ner warning sent out yester ay by the Stute Hoard of ealtli." S n ytb the bulletin: Must of the discomfort of Uinmor in due to the desire ol ?ople to ' obsorvu the same trenuous reg i,m e n in hot eather that tlmy followed in the bracing days of winter, rhey rush as rapidly and work as hard and blame tho thor inoinoter for their troubles. To go slow should be the iirst rule of conduct in hot weather." "Prope" clothing und diet arc almost as important. There is no excuse for overdressing In hot weuthor. The careful citizen will change his cloth iug with the temperature and, in extreme heat, will reduce superlluoun clothing to u minimum. This :.? especially important in the case of babies urn! young children who are extremely susceptible to weath? er. On hot days hubies should have on no clothing that is not essential to their comfort. As tin u-mucruture becomes lower, [hi- clotiiiiig may he increased. By avoiding drafts when light? ly Hung, one may escape colds and neuralgia. "As for food, no man should cat us heavily in hot weather us in cold. The body does not require as much food and will I.ome over-heated uuless the diet i? light. Heavy meats ihould bo avoided and vegeta? bles should bo eaten in modera? tion. Iced drinks should be taken with extreme care and should he avoided altogether wlinn one is ovorheated. "The general prospect Ih for u Lomperature summer without an undue amount of sickness. This should encourage the citi? zen and supply him with the other thing ueceusary to com? bat hot weather, good cheer itiul optimism. Don't worry about the weather and don't look at the thermometer." First aid Contest at Gary W. Va. The first Aid Contest held ou the uthletic grounds at Hary, W. Va., on July 4 th, ntiiler the auspicn of the United flutes Coal and Coke Company, was a brilliant success. While the contest was open for ail Pirat Aid Teams in the Poca liuntoa coal field, only three reported, as follows: Team No. from plantB of the United Statea Coal nnd Coke Company "ii Tug river above Gary; team No. 2, from Sand Lick creek, above Gary, and team No. :i from (lary and Wilcoe. The contestants were very intimate in being able to pro curs the services of Dr. J. J. tlutledge, mining engineer of Uie National Bureau of Mines, I'ittsbugli, Pa., and Dr. J. Howard Anderson, of . Mo y i?wn, VV. Va., to act as judges. Heforo tho opening of the con? test, Dr. Rutleilgo made a short uililrcKs in which ho outlined the erbat progress being made in first aid work throughout the country, particularly in the ?oft coal district.?Tuzewell Republican. Misses Louvena Bruice and -Martha Dorton spent last week with friends at Big Stone Gup. ?VYiae Virginian. Retiring Collector of Revenue Says He is Not a Candi? date. Hon. L. P. Summers, of Ab ingilcn, retiring collector ctor of internal revenue for the Sixth collection district, em? bracing Virginia, was a visitor in Bristol today. "1 am not u candidate for the ItcDitblican nomination for Congress," suhl Mr. Summers. '"I am engaged in tho practice of law and am not aspiring to run for any office." Mr. Sum? mers has beon mentioned for the district chairmanship but says he does not want this po? sition. "I am confident that Mr. Blemp will be rcnominuted for Congress and will make the race this fall," continued Mr. Summers. "Tho reports that I was an applicant for a federal oftlce under President Taft are also Untrue; 1 want no federal office and merely resigned us collector because, having had the office seven years, 1 did not care to longer be encumbered by it." .Mr. Bummers was a member of the committee on credentials at the Chicago convention anil although he wus a Tuft dele? gate, he voted with the Kooso velt people more than any other member of the committee. In denouncing the committee for its decision of the contests in favor of Taft, tho Hoosevult leaders made an exception in the case of the Virginian. He voted with the Koosevelt peo pie on the California and other cases.?Bristol Herald Courier. Anti-Cow and Horse Ordin? ance. Coebtim Vn. July i;i.?At a meeting of the town council thirt week two important ordin? ances were paused relative to stock running at large in the town. One of these ordinances prohibits cows with bells on in the corporate limits and the other provides a penalty for letting horse* run at large with? in corporate limits. It is the Intention of the town ofiiciuls to strictly enforce these ordin? ances as the cow bell nuisance is deemed to have existed long enough here und the fuct thut side walks have been badly damaged in the past by horses running loose in the town wus deemed sufficient reason for the town fathers to take action to snve tlie walks from further damage by horses. Says ? Motive of the Third Party not Sincere. Washington, July 13,?Rep? resentative Kascoiu Slemp, chairmuu of the Virginia lie publican state committee; hns given out the following state? ment regarding the Koosevelt program for our independent party: "If the third party was a legitimate third party it would undertake to get recruits from both tho Democrats and the Re? publicans, and in such a case it would bo favored by a great many individuals who are look? ing for bettor conditions in the stato government, which owing to the weakness of tho Republi? can party in the state, they can? not secure now. "But if the third party is go? ing to be composed, as appar? ently it is in Virginia, of dis? appointed office-seekers, it will fail, as it ought to fail. The Republican party has not en? ough votes in Virginia to con? stitute a third party, and the only>way it can be successful is for the Democrats to join in with disappointed office-seekers in building up a new organiza? tion, and this, I fear, they will bot do because the motives of the third party are not sincere. They are acting from iimliee, and not from any fixed convict? ions, so far as the good of the United States is concerned." Mr.S.A.I) Jones and hi- bro? ther, now in business at Bar hour villo,have leased some coal lands above town, some of it be? ing on the Leslie J.Combs place and it is their intention to be? gin operation as soon as possi? ble.?Hazard, Ky., Herald. J. ?. Benedict Dead. John E. Benedict, the young? er and only brother of Henry K. Benedict, of this place, died at hin brother's home near the school building at eight ten Saturday night of corebral hemorrhage after a short ill? ness. Mr. Bouedict came to this place from Montpelier, Ohio, with his fomily about two yoars ago, und for several months prior to his death ho had been employed as locomotive engi? neer at Beuham, Ky. Ho brought his wife and children across from Kentucky for the 4th of July celebration at this place, and on tho night of the 4th he was stricken with para? lysis, his right side being af? fected. He had frequently complained of severe headaches and his case puzzled the physi? cians. Urs. Painter and Uilmer of this place, Dr. Beck, of Bon ham, Ky., and Ii, L. Kobinson, a prominent surgeou of Mid dlosboro, Ky., were all in at? tendance on the sick mnu at the lust and everything possi? ble was done for him, but in his weakened condition an op? eration to remove tho clot on his brain was impossible, and ho died without entirely re? gaining consciousness. His mother came here Friday night, und was with her son when he died, though ho never recognized her. She und her other son, Henry, tho widow and her two little daughters, Ruth aged six and l.ionu, aged two and a half, and Lolund Benedict accompanied the body to Montpelier for burial, leav? ing the (lap Sunday night over the L. cfc N. The deceased was twenty J eight years of age. tho younger son of Jacob and Kiln Benedict, of Montpelier, Ohio, lie svas an active member of the Odd Kollows fraternity, and a de? voted husband and father, He had many friends at this place and at Benham, Ky., where he has been located for several months. His *ud death after such u short illuess came as a great shock (o his rolutives, it being tho lirst death in his im? mediate family, und the heart? felt synipulhy of all who knew him goes out to his young widow and little ones in their sud homecoming back to the old home in Ohio where a grief? stricken father awaited the body of his son. Home Mission Meetiing. The regular monthly meet? ing of the Woiiiuu's Homu Mis? sion Society of tho M. K. Church South, was held Thursday, July 11th, ut the home of Mrs. B. 1). Maker, the president in Hie chair. Mrs. Purrott, u W. C. T. worker, and a few members of that organisation were pres? ent and conducted tho devo? tional part of tho exercises. Mrs. Farrott told the ladies of the great work being done by the temperance union through? out the State, and expressed n desire that all the ladies should join the society, and work for the great cause. At the conclusion of Mrs. Farrotts* talk, the W. C. T. W. members adjourned, und the business part of the Mission Society commenced as follows. Minutes of last meeting were read and approved; roll called; 11 members and two visitors being present. The treasurer collected the dues which amounted to $1.80. The fourth vice president's re? port wus then read; l'J visits, j 3 delicacies, $1.25 in money and 9 garments given sick and i needy, 8 invited to church and Sundo^ school, and 4 pupers distributed. Mrs. W. B. Kil | bourn asked for tho Augustj meeting. Several voluntary prayers were offered. At the close of the meeting, a social half hour followed, in which the hostess, assisted by her cousin, Miss Hazel Long, of T?inwsee, served delicious ice cream and cake, which was very much enjoyed by all. Slip?, of press work The contract for the new school building was let to D W. Wagner A Co., aud work was begun Monday.?Penning? ton Gap News Steamship Line Established Between Mobile and South America. Washigton, D. C, July 12.? President Kinley, of the South? ern Rail way Company,announc? ed today that lie had been ad? vised of the purpose of the Munson Steamship Lino to in? augurate regular service be twoen Mobile, Alabama, and So? uth American ports. The new service is to begin on Septem? ber llth,on which date a steam? er will leavo Mobile for Monte? video, Uraguny, and Buenos Ayres and ltosario, Argentina, all of which ports will be rog ular of call for tho new line. Suitings will he mado every four weeks. In making this an? nouncement President Finley said: ''The inauguration of this new service will be of great benefit to the manufactur? ers of the Southeastern Stntos and of the entire Miasissipipi Valley. The markets of South | America are rapidly increasing in importance with a growing demand for commodities which can profitably be produced in our Southeastern Section. Mauy of our enterprising maufaotur ers and merchants are giving special consideration to the pos? sibilities of these markets. Our South Atlantic and Gulf ports areadvantagously located with reference toSouthAmerica. 1 urn convinced that direct and , regular steamship service such | as is now assured from Mobile i will result in the building up of ; a prnnablo business, The people of other seaport cities are ntove iug in the matter and 1 hope that additional lines may be In? augurated in the near future." Miiting Becoming A Safe Oc Wushiugtnu, July 13.?That the high tide in the terrible death rate in American coal mines hus been reached and passed is the confident belief of the officials of the United States Bureau of Mines. Figures issued today by the Bureau show that 2,M7 men were killed in the mines last year as against 2,8111 for HMO. This shows a reduction in the number of lives lost of 317 in one year's time. The death rate in 1910 was 3.01 men in every 1,000 employed. The rate in 1911 was 3.74. Compared with l'Ju7, t h e darkest year in the history of American mining, when 9,197 men lost their lives, 1911 shows a uecroase of UOO in the number of men killed. It was follow? ing the record of this year that Congress authorised the gov? ernment to begin investigations looking towurd a reduction in the death rate and this was supplemented in 1910 by the creation of the Bureau of Mines. Discussing the death statis? tics o f the coal mines, Dr. Joseph A. Holmes, Director of the Bureau of Mines said: "While these latest mortality statistics in the coal mines of the country show slight im? provement over the previous years, the United Stutes has still no record to be proud of. Inspile of the progress we have made, we aro still far below tho standard of safty that we ought to have reached. "It is of course comforting to I know that for each year since -1007 there has been u decreas? ing number of men killed for every million tons of coal mined I and that for every life lost We I have each year taken out of the earth more tons of coal. IThis is an improvement in the right direction. I hope that within tho next year or two we I will seo as great an improve? ment in tho reduction of tho number of men killed per 1,000 men employed. "The Bureau is cooperating with the State Mine Inspectors, the mine workers and with the mine operators in an indeavor to solve many of the difficult problems connected with tho coal mining industry In this country. In this effort all the above forced are cooperating in good spirit in the determination cupation. Typhoid Direc? tions. Health Department Issues Rules for Protectinn of Families where Dis? ease exists. Richmond, Va., July 12.? Rules for the protection of fnmilieii in which typoid fever exists hnve been prepared by State Hoard of Health and are ready for distribution. The Hoard urges that these rules be observed in every household where typhoid appears and points out that precautions will generally provont tho spread of the disease from one sufferer to those living with him. Copies of the directions may be had ?p?n request. to bring about better condi? tions. In this cooperative effort there is also serious need of tho statesmen. No branch of indus? try in this country is on so bad an economic basis today as is the coal mining industry, and this industry o a n never be placed on a satisfactory basis Until, through important legis tive changes, improvement in this economic bases is made possible.'' It was early in 1008 that the Federal government began its investigation of the causes' of mine disasters following the climax of accidents in 1007. The record for 1907 and the follow? ing years in as follows: 1007, thirty-one hundred and ninety seven men killed, or 1.88 in every 1,01.mployedi 1008, twenty-four hundred and forty-nine killed, or 3 HI in every i ,000 employed, 1000, twenty-six hundred and sixty eight killed, or I in every i ,000 employed. L910, twenty-eight hundred and thirty-four men killed, or 11.01 in every 1,000 employed. 191 I, twenty live hundred anil seventeen men killed, or 3.7-1 in every 1,000 employed. Joint William Fox, Senior. <thstMur> > i Winchester, Ky,, Sentinel The people of Clark county were especially endeared to the subject of this sketch, since his grand!..". ! coming to Ken? tucky in I7)'H lived in this coun? ty for over fifty years, and here his father was born aud died, hero he himself was born und lived much of his young man? hood, and here his first wife and one of his children were born. It hail for years been one of his desires lo return to the Blue Grass on a visit and see again these scenes of his childhood, but the difficulties of traveling always prevented. He was descended from Wil? liam Fox, first, who bought land in l.oudon county, Vir' ginia, in 1700, and who died there in 1775, and from William Fox, second, who died there in 1703, and from William Fox, third, who brought his widow? ed mother aud six sisters and brother to Kentucky in 17?H, settling first noar Athens iu Fayotte county but buying in Clark, in 1805, the old home place which is yet in possession of relutives. Further back, through several generations, he wus descended from Major John Fox, a cavalier officer, who fought for ('hartes I. under Prince Kuport, a nephew of the King, und who, after tho down? fall of the royal cause, came to Virginia, landing in James town, iu January, IU51. He wub a toucher for about forty years and might be said to have educated, literally thousands of Blue < Irans girls and boys, notably und especial? ly in Bath, Bourbon, Clark, Mason Montgomery and others from as far away as Texas, nil of them adorning home station in private life and many of' them going, afterwards, to the colleges of his native State and some of them to Harvard and Yale. In his affairs he nevor possessed the Midas touch but always seemod content with the" reward of his high aims und tasks well done, so in this work and of bin pupils, he could truly say: "fcxegi rnonumentnm aere perenniue." A tnau of liberal education, he was absolutely without uf - ! fectation of any kiud iu his in* tercourae evon with his untu? tored workmen, meeting them on thu plane of human compun ionahlp, lluding always some matter of mutual concern, whether of family, tho task be? fore them, a phase of nature or tho happenings of tho day. The rango of the things that inter? ested him was simply tremend* oub, whether from some point in practical farming to the Olympic games, from a new discovory in surgery to the ad? vances made in aviation, from a woodland violet to the gigan? tic geology that was uufolded to him in the mountains of Vir? ginia, his home for the last twenty years. Humanity to him was a vital thing, its achievements marvelous, noth? ing too much, to 1)0 expected of it In the realms of reality or of creation, and his eager mind was always alort for progress. Life was so joyous and especial? ly so full of beauty that ho was never known to speak of death in his four score years. The day was Biifltciont, nml night might come when it would. On retiring from teaching, he took to farming nnd the out-of door life was his delight and uo doubt udded to the length of his early span. With absolute? ly nothing necessarily to do, he insisted upon taking part in everything, und, had not his active temparament made him so prodigal of his liest effort iu his work, he might have beeu spared, oven at Iiis great ugo, as were some of his people, for ten or lifteeii yours more, for he had nerves of steel and a hold upon life that, at the end, was most rumarkablo. His youthful spirits were due largely to the fact that his as? sociates were not those of his own age but his children and their friends, a geuorution or two younger thuu himself, lie was thus not only a father hut a chum. His mind remained bright till the frailty of his body dimmed its lustre and then but slightly. His end wua peaceful ami painless, such a death as he would probably have chosen for himself, for just as the sun set he went as quietly to his rest and what of him was mortal disappeared from view. "After life's fitful fever he sleeps well." Ja ?Ks W. VOX. The Glorious Fourth. Big Stone (lap is a little city in the mountains. It had its boom duvs loug ago and after? ward suffered its decline. But it is still alive to some things. One of them is celebrating the Fourth of July. It is ostimated that $40,000 was spent in the city last Thursday, by a crowd of nearly 10,0011 people. This was a vast sum of money to be spent in a small town. But the people had gone after it. They had spent money to bring the vast crowd together, and their monoy was returned to them fourfold. Moreover by these preaistont efforts tho town has made for itself a name that is worth something to it every year.?Whitosburg(Ky) News. Bunn & Co.'s New Contracts Biinu & Company, of Big Stone Uap, have commenced a two month's grading contract for now coal opening for 8tone ga Coke and Coal Company at Kookee. This same compuny has also received a contract to I grade two miles of railroad for the C. C. & O. on its uew ex? tension from Dante to Klkhorn. ! In their contract two 500 foot tunnels are included.?Appa? lachian Trade Journal. Norton Democrats are a un? animous unit for the ticket named at Baltimore and are going to meet shortly and or. gan i/o a Wilson-Marshall Ay eis campaign club and help push he fighting.?-Norton New*.