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BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1912. ' ~ No 3^ Summer Nor? mal juSt Closed One of the Most j Successful in the History of Big Stone Gap. In 1907 tho Big Stone Oup SununcrNormal Institute which rlosi'il laut Friday was eatab ir ordor that the teach fr? of Southwest Virginia might have the advantage of a lumrr.or normal course without Ii,,, necessity of going a long jistance from home. The nt leodance tho first year was 316. In 1W\ tho attendance was :C20; | io 190?-, 308: in 1910, :i27;in 1911 J76, and this year tho attend incc was 308. The following wuntioe of Southwest Virginia ?ere represented this year and the total enrollment from each jounty was an follows: Wise, 101: Scott, 87; Lee, 68; Bussell, j4; Dickenson, 20; Buchanan, 4; fsiewell, 2; Letcher county, Ky., 2. The normal this year, ami | [or the last several years, pre feeding, was under Ilm efficient | maiingcinont of J. N. Itillmun Ji vision superintendent of| icboola for Wiso county. Mr. Itillinan is one of tho most pro rressive educators in South-1 Kelt Virginia, and under him j [he normal has grown in promi Mnce, in efficiency, in usoful lets; and nowhere in the State 8 more being done for the| ?aiine of Education. Thirty years ago, Wise coun ijr was wholly undeveloped; |here wero no railroads, no ichools, and the county was he poorest in the State. With )!.>> development of her coul properties, the opening up of Mr Umber lands; the Improve [ueut of her farms, Wisecounty | IDOW one of the richest coun ln tho State. No county ban made greater strides in cd bcational matters. At Bigl toneGap, Wise Court House, burn, Appalacbla. Norton I ^od East Stone Qap, there aro plendid high school buildings, he value of which including (piipment, is $13,3,000,000, and Ii? value of the smaller schools hrotighout tho county is $11, Although lite normal is young |t utti-ni|its in every way to tie- students attending it [besame advantages to he had jkt older und larger summer ?boote, Perhaps nowhere in be State is tho necessity for nttruction in domestic science, u housekeeping economics, in tnitotion ami improvement in ivingconditions so great as in be mountains of Southwest 'irginia. The school is trying omeol this need by putting Int.i the summer school a course H" domestic science. For the But few years tho instructor in ?oinestic science has boon a jrii'lunte of l'ratt Institute, ac ? nnwledged by authorities to ?ave one of the best schools of loraeatic science in this county N great good has resulted from the the work done in this apartment. The personnel of the student dy is very line?the percon :'K<- men and women attor.d aK i? about eijiml, a most un? cial fact, ns in the most slim? ier normal schools the women M largely in the majority, heatudentfl come almost en 'r,b from rurnl homes, and My come eager to loam and to ?fak,! the most of the opportun TJ extended them. Many of Pent make groat sacrifices to f*? H is summer work, as in ies they teach in Hinall fliools, with short sessions, lU'l they are able to save very |hle above their expenses. Iberefurn, they come to work, id except when passing from chool to thoir bourding l'-'ii?)s. tiu.y are rarely seen |t"Hit the streets, and their con pj is always above reproach, ?be people of the town co op *t? with the management of *?chool in the effort to make trn of the pupils aa lea??iil im possible. An in ;trnal reception is always '7*0 on the evening of tho ?Bing day of the school. The u,1?f)ts and faculty aro wol ?>M to the town by its mayor 'pastors, a representative of 16 school board; of the Civic League; of tho Board of Trade; and other organizations of the town, after which the peoploof tho town are introduced per? sonally to the faculty and stu. dents. u This year the ladies of the W Oman's Civic League gavo a most delightful musical enter? tainment to the faculty and Btudents of the schools, after which refreshments woroserved in the hall of tho school. Tho faculties offered tho stu? dents for work in tho summer normal school hero aro perhaps unequalled in tho State. Tho High School building a largu, commodious, stono structure), with large, well vontilated.woll lighted school rooms, und splen? did equipment. The school grounds covor four acres of land and aro kept in most beautiful condilions. Then; is a tennis court on tho grounds, and during the school session a game of tennis was alwuys in progress. On tho third floor of the school build iug is a splendidly equipped gymnasium which was kept opened for the use of the sum? mer students. Tho Dig Stone Gap Athletic Association owns one of tho most beautiful athletic fields ia the State of Virginia. Games ol base ball between tho Btu? dents of the normal school and the homo team were frequently played, and the normal Btudents wore free to use tho diamond for practice games. The golf course was also open to the summer students. The session of the summer school opened on July Und, and closed July 30th, examination being held on July :tl and Au? gust 1st. Of the 3ns pupils on rolled, I7.r> took tho examina? tion's nnd 200 received eertili cates of attendance which cer? tificates were given in evidenco of the fact that the pupil hud been present each of the twenty days and bad put in the equiva? lent of four periods, of forty minutes each, every day. -V BUCHANAN CHAIRMAN DEMOCRATIC COM? MITTEE General R. A. Ayers Meets Ninth Distric Committee in Bristol. The Democratic district com? mitted for the Ninth district of Virginia mot yesterday after? noon at the Hotel Bristol for organization and consultation with tho Democratic nominee, General Rufus A. Ayers, of llig Stone Gap. Tho members of the committee are B. T. Wilson of Russell; 0. W. Hondurant, of Lee; J. B. Boyer, of Ta/.o well; John 11. Gose, of Bristol; Dr. J. D. Buchanan, of Smyth; and J. F. Wysor, of Pulaskl, secrotary. General Avers, all o f the members of the committee and a number of prominent Demo? crats from different portions of tin; district and from Bristol were present. Dr. J. D. Buch hanan, of Marion, was elected chairman ot tho committee, Mr, Wysor having already been elected secretary at tho State convention. Tho following ad? visory campaign committee waB chosen: lt. T. lrviuo, of Big Stone Gap; J. !Norment Powoll, of Wythe; H. 0. Stuart, of Rus? sell, A. S. Higginbotham, of Tazewell; H. G. Peters, of Bris? tol. Tho day was occupied with tho discussion of plans and the organization of tho campaign committee was deferred until some day next week whon it will, upon call of General AyerB meet at Bristol and select a chairman and a socrotary. General AyerB, who came to Bristol Wednesday night, left on tho afternoon train over the V. & S. W. railway for his homo at Big Stone Gap, accom? panied by K. Ti Irvine, J. W. Ohalkley, S. Astor and others from Scott, Wise and Russell counties, who had been in at? tendance upon the conference. ?Bristol Herald Courier. KOR SALK.?Fine driving horse, seven years old. Faet. Only reason for selling, have no use for him. Charles Zepp, 'Cadot.Va. 30-32. Child Kid? napped Son of J. F. Richmond, of Scott County, Recovered From Captors. DuntoKl, Va., July 31.?Rural Carrier \V. F. Frnloy brought hew* yesterday evening of tho kidnapping of a young non of Mr. J. F. RichinoiulH, circuit court clerk of this county. Mr. Kichmonds' homo is in Ryo Cove, Va., and his son went after the cattle Monday eve? ning when ho was approached by two men who decoyed him to a cavo about eighteen feet doep, under the protease of get? ting some good apples. A rope which the men had procured in Mr. Richmonds' barn was tied around the boy and he was let down. Previous to this one of the men wont down on the rope and the other one let the boy down. Then thoy loft him canned goods and crackers and went away. It seems there are two terraces in tho cave and the boy was let down Into the lower one. After the kidnap? pers had gone, the boy found some rails in the cave ami climbed a rail to the upper ter? race and then climbed tho rail to the top. He fell leveral times in trying to get out, cutting his head and otherwise injuring himself. As he did not return with his cattle search was made for him when they heard him crying, but when found it is re? ported he had climbed out of the cave. Search was then made for the men and yesterday while on the way to get warrant for them, two men were arrest? ed aud identified by tin; boy an his captors. It is supposed that they intended to hold him for a ransom. Mr. Richmond intended to put out a reward for his delivery at midnight Tuesday, had he n o t been found. It is reported that when arrested the two men were pre? paring to leave tho country. One of the men's name is said to be Carter, but tho other one's name was not learned. Proclamation By The Gov? ernor. To the Fanners of the Com? monwealth of Virginia: Whereas, it is now generally recognized that the clovers and grasses are at the foundation of our agricultural prosperity, and ought to be produced as a mat? ter of convenience ami profit to the farmer and to stop tho large outllow of money annually spent for hay in Virginia, and for tho economical and perma? nent of our soil; Therefore, I, William Hodges Mann, Governor of Virginia, do hereby call upon all the farmers in this State to set aside the first two woeks in August for the consideration of this most important matter, and for securing information in referonco to tho best time and method for the preparation of the ground and the sowing of alfalfa and all tho cultivated grasoes; and 1 do now and here? by sot apart Wednesday, the 14th day of August, 1913, as a day for the farmers of the State to assemble in their respective courthouse for the purpose of interchanging views, and to organize clubs to carry out the purposes of this Proclamation. As this is the first agricultur? al Proclamation over issued in Virginia, and is dependent for its success upon the co-opera? tion of the farmers, I most earn? estly request everyone interest? ed as owner or otherwise in the agricultural and financial de? velopment of tho State to do everything possible to creato enthusiasm, bring the farmers together, and by results make this Proclamation a success. Given under my hand aud under Lesser Seal of tho Com? monwealth, at Richmond, this twenty sixth day of July, in tho year of our Lord one thous? and nine hundred and twelve, and in the one hundred and thirty-seventh year of tho Com? monwealth. Wsi. HoikikmMann l By the Governor: ' B. 0. James Sect, of tho Commonwealth August for Typhoid Fever. This in typhoid time. Every summer typhoid fever appears! in nearly every county of Vir-i giniu, and before the end of the summer about 12,000 people have the disease) and 1,000 of them die of it. Typhoid fever is caused, like many other diseases, by a small germ which gets into the mouth from our lingers or something wo eat or drink, and which grows in the body and causes the disease. 1. To prevent typhoid fever at home get the well in shape. A good well must hnvoasound, tight top and a pump or an automatic bucket. A well with a leaky top or holes around the sides, or with a bucket which is touched with dirty hands and then goes into the well is like? ly to give rise to typhoid fever. 2. Got tho closet in shape. The discdargu from human beings constitute the most dan? gerous material in the summer tune. It >hould he cared for as carefully as it wore deadly poison. A good closet is the most important thing in the summer. A good closet should keep the material dry, olT the ground, away from Hies, and should bo cleaned as often as necessary. The material should be carried away and buried. II. Flies carry typhoid fovor germs on their feet. They are dirty ami filthy insects and spread diseases. Screen them out of the kitchen, catch or kill those that get. in, ami keep them away from food, especi? ally the milk. 'I'd avoid typhoid fever your? self; lirst, wash the hands be? fore eating anything, and do not put them into the mouth. Second, do not drink any water that you do not know comes from a good well or spring, un? less it has been boiled just he fore drinking. Third, do not drink milk, unless you know where it comes from, and know that it, has been carefully look? ed after in a place where they is no typhoid fever. Fourth, if you are in a strange place, do not eat anything unless it has recently been boiled or other? wise heated through ami through. SLEMP HAS VACANCIES WEST POINT-AN? NAPOLIS Ninth District Congressman En Route to Washington, Gives Interview. Representative 0. B. Slomp, of the Ninth Virginia District, who was here Tuesday morn? ing, en route from Washington to his home at Big Stone (lap, said relativo to appoinments: "I have a vacancy at West Point and an alternate place at Annapolis, with good chances for principal places. I would like for any young man in the district, between HI and -I years of age, who is qualified to enter? to correspond with mo on the subject. "I have had bad luck with appointments to Annapolis in tho last throo years," con? tinued Mr.Slemp. "Some have failed to pass the examination on account of physical defects. It will be necessary to have ap? plications from young men who aru \physically and mentally strong. These appointments provide board, tuition and all expenses, ami to the graduate oiler permanent service in-the army or navy. These appoint? ments aru open to young men of either or any political party. 1 hope t o get .woll-qunlitied young men for the appoint? ments. Applicants should either bo graduated from a high school or havo spent some time at t h e preparatory school. If I can lind a number of appli? cants for theBO appointments, 1 expect to prepare some plan of examination us a means of se? lecting young men best quali? fied, us otherwise wo might again meet with embarrass? ment by having applicants re? jected. I hope there will bo a general interest among t h e young men with reference t? these appointments."?Bristol Herald Courier 1,000 Men At Work On Clinchfield Extension. JohnnouJCity, Tonn., Aug. 8. Although but little inoro than a month has elapsed sinco the contract was let for tho con struction of the extension of tho Carolina,I Cliuchtlehl & Ohio railway northwestward from from Dante, Va.,| to Klkhorn City, Ky,, a distance of forty two miles, 1,000 men are now at work in different sections of tho mountains, and tho con* tractors are assembling inoro men and teams and material as rupidly us it can accomplish. It is the purpose to havo -1,000 men at work within the next month or t wo, and steam shovol and drilling outfits will be hauled into every available portion of the construction. "It will bo a wonderful niece of road," said J. (Torment Dow oil, chief counsel for tho rail? road company. "For Practic? ally the entire distauce the road belts tho summits of mightv ridges or goes under them. It is a straight shoot through a region that half a century ago would have been deemed impos? sible for rail road purposes." The longest tunnel will bo 8,000 feet, most of it to be cut through solid stone. There will be nineteen tunnels in the forty eight miles. Rinehart ami (Tennis ore the contractors. They aro sub-letting the work in sections. Party For Miss McCorkle. Mrs. Maude F.. Nelson was bostoss at a party Tuesday evening in compliment to her cousin. Miss Jessie McCorkle, of Big Stone t lap, Va. An informal evening was spent and a game of rook proved an enjoyable diversion. The party was given at the homo of Mrs. J. I*. Jones, on b'iflh street, and after the game the hoBtoss was assisted by Mrs. Jones in dispensing cool ing ices. Tito guests were Miss Jessie McCorkle, Mrs. W. A. Wall, of Washington, D. 0., Miss Kmma Hale, Miss Grace tlnrnshmok, Miss F.ileen Mel I ale, Miss Horn Qodwin, Mrs. Jones and Messrs (leorge Warren, David Carr, Albert Kelly, Karl Trobaugh, .hike MoCuliough, M. I<\ Ring, Dick Vohco and Prank Albert Jones. Bristol Herald Courier. Typhoid Situation Still Presages Good Season. Richmond, Va., Aug. 3.? Tin- State Board of Health is still of opinion that the typhoid situation is well in hand and that the outlook is for a favor able season with a relatively small amount of typhoid. Every reported epidemic is being in? vest igated, and typhoid is be? ing carefully studied in those counties where it has long been seated With these precautions and a reasonably mild summer, health authorities uro hoping that the better education of the people will result in a great de? crease in the number of cases of typhoid. No serious outbreaks have been reported in the last week, aud-the Held workers of the Department are receiving en? couraging reports from local physicians. HEALTH LITERATURE New Publications of Health Department Now Ready For Distribution. - Richmond, Vn., Aug. 3,?The summer publications of the Slate Board of Health huvo uU been received from the printers and are now ready for distribu? tion. Theso include tbo bulle? tin on the "Wary House Fly," issued in Juno, the bulletin on the Care of infants, the Ty phoid number and reprints of the bulletins on tbo Registration of i Birthsand Deaths, Theso may bo had in any needed quautities upou application to the Board. Big Money From Cattle. Mr. Frank M. Moss, of Burko's Garden, baa been in :'?:<.- sell county for Boveral days buying export cnttlo for ship? ment this fall. Busselt will ex? port about 3,200 cattle this year, and the company repre? sented by Mr. Moss will ship about half of them. Taeewell couuty's shipments to the export trado this fall will be about 4,000cnttlo, which is about a thousand short of tho number usually shipped from this county. The four thousand exporter*! that will go from Tazowoll, some of which may tind Its way to the tables of Kings aud Potentates of the GUI World, will averago about 1300 pounds each, which will make 0,200,000 pounds of beef. This meat at 7c per pound, tho price at which most of it is sold on the hoot, will bring to tho county the paltry sum of $:io4,000, "to buy more land to raise inoro cattle," etc. BusbcU county's 3200 steers, will bring that county about 0290,000, a great amount of which will go into the coffers of Russell couuty's leudiug citizen, Mr. Stuart. With the Attest crops of almost overy discription, fruit in abundance, work a-plenty, good roads in prospect, it would look like Tazowoll county citizens are among the elect, and an easy and comfortable winter is ahead.?Tazewell News. Col. S. V. Fulkerson Appointed Referee Tho Hon. Henry O. Mellow, ell, judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, has just entered an order appointing Col. S. V. Fulkerson. of Bristol, as referee in bankruptcy for the Abingdon division of said district, vice D. F. Bailey, re? signed. Ool. Fulkerson will give the required bond and enter up ion the duties of his office at once, -Bristol Herald Courier. Mrs. Wiley's Eyesight Re? stored. Mrs. F. F.. Wiley, who has charge of the Grccuovillo or? phanage of the M. F.. church, South, had a cataract removed from her eye in Philadelphia* lust week. Her sight has been completely restored, to the gratification of her thousands of friends.?Morristown Ga? zette. Good Work. Mr. Bhephard, tho road in? spector, has closed the gap bo tween the east end of Alain street in Appalaohia ami Big Stone Gap, and the roadway between the two towns ami be? yond Big Stone Gap, to the bridge across the South Fork of Powells River which will ho finished in a few days. In fnct a very little work will finish the highway to the Lee county line about eight miles from this town. Very soon also the road will he finished via Big Stone to Fast Stono Gap crossing the South Fork again on an iron bridge just finished. Much of the road from linbodeu to In termont is finished, aud a big force at work o n the mile stretch from Intermont to In man. Whatever the fault of engi? neering, or construction else where the people of this oud of county have no reason to com? plain of either, for the engi? neering on the sections here mentioned has been good and the construction first class.? Appalaohia Progressive. men Ira. I CI f\ MINERS wanted by VJV/ Stonegap Colliery Coin pnny, Cihimorgan, Va. Steady work. Highest price per ton paid in the district. Healthy camp. Excellent wuter. School and church facilities. Stonegap Colliery Co. 30. J. S. CHEYNEY, Qti'l Supt.