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VOL. XX. COUNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBERliri9l2. No 38 ' Fine Specimens Of Fruit Grown Near Pen nington Gap. Xo better evidence of tho ?reat possibilities of this und adjoining counties as fruit raising sections could bo hud than that shown in Big Stone (jaii lust week. Q. S. Cako, representing Stark BroB., Nur leHesand Orchurds Company, Louisiana Mo., exhibited thin Iriiit to tho Post, C. F. Bluutott, I \v. Cbalkley, J. K. Bullitt, Judge W. S. Mathows and others interested in fruit culture in this vicinity. rhe specimens shown cumo from the orchard of J. B. Qil t^rt,Stark Bros, representative ?? Penning ton Gap and from In year old trees. The exhibit included Stark Delicious, Black Don, Champion und (Irimes Golden apple; V a in e and Kieffer pear; Van Dernau quince and Stark Gold Plum. ??For size, color and condition," laid Judge Mathows, "this fruit in the finest collection I pave ever semi from our local territory. C< rtainly it marks an epoch in the progress of fiilit culture in Southwest Vir giuia snd directly lends the strongest argument for tho de? velopment of our idle laud, the clearing and planting of our mountain und hill sides." "There is not one thing ex? traordinary about this splendid fruit," said Mr. Cake. "Stich high quality fruit as this can nnil will he raised in this sec? tion just as it is aliout Roanoke and in many other places in Virginia, thus bringing to your I.pic a vast revenue to say nothing of the greatly increased value of land not now bringing the owner a dollar. A visit to the orchards near this city of Messrs. Graham, Williams and Cousins, now heavy with fruit, will bo sufficiently convincing." "Mr. Gilbert's orchard," con? tinued Mr. Cako, "is small, within a mile of Poniiington anil several huudred feet high? er. The laud is rough, gravely loam with clay subsoil. The orchard has not had any special care. Other orchards in this tectiou, notably those of Mr. Legg and Mr. Smith huve heavy eropB of quality fruits." Mr. fake has about conclud? ed negotiations with Messrs. Wanton and Chalkloy (tho lat? ter for the Big Stone Gap Land and Improvement Company) (or the planting of two demon? stration orchards in the valley near the railroad beyond K-ist Stone Cap. TYPHOID RATE IS CUT IN HALF. Popular Education is Secret of Record, Health Offi? cers Say. Richmond, Vu., Sept., it,? August statistics of typhoiil fever in Virginia, just received at the State Board of Health mid compared with the figures fur the preceding two months show a decrease of 1,671 cases over the record of nil 1 and in ?icute that during tho past "Ummer; typhoid iu rural Vir? ginia has boon cut in half. The result of the August tab? ulation was awaited with much interest by health officers. Fig? ures for .1 uuo and for July of ine present year had shown that there wur fur leas fever than in )^U,und thorn waB hope that " tho August figures were satisfactory, Virginia might achieve a uninque record in re? ducing typhoid fovor. Some concern was felt, however, ob several small outbreaks had neen reportod in August and as the season had not been especi? ally favorable. The figures ar? ranged yesterday, however, mlly boro out the hopes of health workers. In August, ?Ml, 099 physicians reported to 'he Hoard of Health 1,043 cases ?f typhoid. In August of the present year, on tho same baa? 's. Ml cases were reported. As thoro was a reduction of cases in Juno, 1912 and 100S cases in July 1912, as compared w'th the same months for the preceding year, the aggregate reduction for these has been 1C71 cases from, a total of 3198 i oases m the three months of 1911. As these figures are from tho reports of less than half the physicians in tho State, it is be? lieved that tho total decrease m typhoid curing the last three months will reach 3,000 cases. May Sell Elk Garden Report That Swift St Co. Has Offered $250,000 For It. Bristol, Tenn., Sept. 14.?It is stated here tonight on nuthori ty apparently good that Swift and Company, tho Chicago packers, have offered Henry C. Stuart, tin- Virginia cattle king, (250,000 for his Klk tlardon grazing lands, embracing 05,000 ncres in Uussell county^ much of which is mountainous hut all of which is adapted to blue frass. Mr. Stuart, it is said, hns I made a price of $300,000, and it is very probable tin- deal will be consummated on this basiu. "The significant feature of this proposed deal," said a prominent Kastern Virginia stock dealer tonight, "is that it means that the big packers are coming direct to the soil." "In my opinion," he con? tinued, "the day is not distautl when much of Virginia's graz? ing lands will be the property of the big packers and instead I of depending altogether upon the farmers, they will in the future produce beef cuttle for their packing plants upon their j own lauds." Work Progressing on Lexing? ton & Eastern. Sergeant, Ky., Sept. 14.?Tho track layers on the next exten? sion of the Lexington and Eastern Railroad into the coal fields have now reached the mouth of Kingdom Como, seven miles below Whitesburg, and unless something unforeseen should occur the first trains will be running into Whites? burg within eight or ten days, all told. The date of the com ing of the first train into the city will be celebrated in grand style, an attractive program being now prepared. Thousands of people will come to Whites? burg from the surrounding sec? tion and it will be a day long to be remembered. This great oal Hold is receiving its awak ning by the coming of the railroad and millions of dollars have already been expended developments, .lust what the] future "will show in develop? ments is hard to conjecture. Coal Mines At Josephine Preparing to Commence Operation Again. The coal mines at Josephine, near Norton, owned by the Intermont Coal and Iron Com pany, which have been closed down for the past two years, is making active preparations to commence work again, and by the LOth of October they will be shipping both coal and coke. This company's coke plant is composed of SO ovens, and they make a good quality of coke. Tho indications are lino for a good business at all tho mines in this Held this fall and winter, and coal is already bringing u good price and the demand is steadily increasing. Bristol won the champion? ship in the Appalachian Lon gue, tho standing being, 1st, Bristol; 2nd, Knoxvillo, 3rd,J Johnson City; 4th, Cleveland; 6th, Asheville; 6th, Morristown. CZfl MINERS wanted by C>vF Stonegap Colliery Com pany, Glamorgan, Va. Steady work. Highest price per ton paid in tho district. Healthy camp. Excellent water. School and church facilities. Stonegap Colliery Co. 1 arx J. S. CHEYNEY, den'! Sppl. New Town in Soon to Be Built in Carroll County. The latest news of impor tanco and interest at present to tho people of Carroll county in the rumor to the effect that there will be a new town boom launched in the near future by the people of tho Northeastern section of Carroll county, Tho town is planned to be built near what is known as tho "Double Cabins," about four miles south from Sylvutus, and about one mile from Baker Mines. It is understood thnt tho matter hi being worked up rapidly, and thnt tho Norfolk and West? ern Railway Company, bas as? sured the parties behind tho move that they will extend tho branch line of their road up to this Now Town if iu roturn they ore assured of n certniu number of enterpises being erected there that would furnish freightI traffic enough to justify the ox-1 tension of the line. Wo under stand these enterprises have been secured, one of which is a| Furniture Factory the stock | having been subscribed; anoth? er is a twenty thousand dollar Wholesale (Irocery. Options have been taken on some of the land around the site of the place. There are thousands of acres I of land covered with the finest| of timber, such as oak, poplar, maple, pine and cedar through out the eastern part of tho | county, thnt would ho manu? factured into lumber for oxport which iu itself would pay the Norfolk and Western Company to extend its line to the New Town. The opening up and development of this section I would mean much to the peo? ple of the eastern part of Car? roll county, us there would b? market that would be accessa ble to handle their lumber, tie*, tanbark and produce. As it is| all the lund lying immediately around Harker Minos belongs | to the Virginia .Mining Compa? ny, and no one can buy a foot | of it to set up any kind of busi ness or enterprise. Mut should the road run on up to this New Town, then there will be found all the land for sale that is de? sired. Practically the whole eastern section of this country and a great part of Floyd county are obliged to make Hetty Baker Depot their shipping point and haul up the rough mountain road to get to und from that place. Hut with the station on this side of the mountain would make a vast difference in the convenience and also consider? able increase iu the amount of frieght for the ruilroad.?Car roll Journul. Important to Farmers. It may be of interest to the fanners of this section to know that when the State Fair is on in Richmond that agricultural products from all the counties in the State will bo on exhibi? tion. Mr. Montague, who works under the direction of Hon. Qeo. W. Koiner, was in town last week, on route to the fair at Jonesvillo, whore ho expects to get some good specimens for the fnir at Richmond. Mr. Koiner issues bulletins on al? falfa growing (freo on applica? tion), which should bo studied by every farmer, and it is Mr. Koiner's desire to show at tho State Fair alfalfa grown in every county in the Slate, which is self ovident that it can be grown us well in one county as another. Timothy and cloves all right, but al? falfa can he cut four times in one season, whereas the former can be out only once, the' latter giving four times as much ton? nage from the same laud. One farmer in Southwest Virginia claims that the four cuttings of alfalfa measured seventeen feet, und is satisfied tho ton? nage was four times that of timothy. Look into this matter, toother farmer, and let Mr. Koiner tell you Stow it is done. ?The Republican majority in Ivermont is reduced to about 16,000. And the Democratic vote is immensely increased. Officer Killed at the Lee Fair Jonesville, Vu., Sept. 12.? The Lee county fair ground at this place, w?8 the scene of a murder at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, when Thomas Floo-i nor, thirty-five years old, shot and killed M. D. Denny, a po? lice officer. Denny, who observed that Fleenor was intoxicated and displaying a revolver, warned him to leave tho grounds. In? stead of obeying, Fleenor drew his revolver and fired three shots at Donny, ull of which took effect. Ono entered tho bruin, another tho head, and a third penetrated the body. Denny fell dving on tho spot. Sheriff A." B. Bobbins im? mediately arrested and hurried Fleenor to jail. Fleonor, who had boon oper? ating au automobile botween Ben Hur and Jonesvillo, has a wife und seven children. Den? ny leaves a widow und three children. Encouraging Southern Farmer Atlanta,Ca., Soptembor 10.? With the view of oucouraging tho Southeastern farmer to put the whole farm to work by in? troducing beef cattle in tho system of furming and to givo practical aid in the work, the Southern Bailway Company has just issued an attractive booklet giving valuablo instruc? tion on the feeding and man? agement of hoof cattle. The booklet calls attention to tho fact that only ubout forty per cent of arable laud of tho South? eastern states is being usod and declares that by the introduo (ion of stock raising tho re? maining sixty per cent could bo made to return hundsome profit and the land greatly en? riched. Prof. K. S. Curtis, of the North Carolina Experiment Station, and Prof. Dan T. Gray, of tho Alabama Experiment Station both eminent authori? ties on animal industry, contri? bute articles t o tho booklet which set out in detail the methods to bo pursued in feed? ing and handling cattle to se? cure tho most profitable results. Tho Southern Railway desires to give this booklet wide distri? bution throughout the South, and copies will be gladly mailed to those interested on applica? tion to F. L. Word, Lire Stock Agent, Atlanta, On. Advantages of the South. Washington, D. C, Sept. 14? The advantages ami opportuni? ties which thv Southeastern states otTer to industrious home seekers will be strikingly dis? played during the next few mouths at funs unit expositions in Iowu, Wisconsin. Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, und Now York which last year had uu aggregate attendance of over two million people ami at the great annual Candiail Ex? position at Toronto, running over two weeks with an aver? age daily attendance of about 100,1100, by exhibits which will be mudo by the Southern Rail? way System. Exhibits will be made u t more thun twenty-five fairs in the states named, each one of which has been selected with u view to its character, attend? ance, and probable interest in locations in the Southeast on tho port of the people attend, ing. Four sets of exhibits have been prepared. Each set will bo shown at from six to nine differont fairs covering a wido strotch of country. The exhi? bits will consist of fresh fruits, cotton, tobacco, potatoes and truck crops and colored pictures showing farm and orchard scenes will bo displayed. Rep? resentatives of tho Land and Industrial Department of tho Southern system will be with each exhibit. Attractive litera? ture giving full information about the Southeast has boon prepared especially for these fairs nod a set of fino Southorn views will he distributed as souvenirs. By these exhibits tho South? ern Railway will reach a lurgo number of farmers of just the type that is wanted in the South? east ami it is going to tho heavy exponse involved in mak? ing the exhibits for tho purpose of attracting such settlers to the country along its lines. Cm LMkr Corpratii, Glamorgan, Virginia. Hemlock Framing, Oak Mine Rails, and Mine Car Stock. Oak and Poplar flooring. Pop Ilar Siding and Ceiling. Lath, Moulding, etc. M-3t How Would This Look in Your Home? We paid $350 for it. Yours for nothing. Want this piano? It belongs to the porson re? ceiving the greatost number of votes in our VOTING CONTEST. Kill out the Coupon below, and nominate yourself, or a friend. It will cost you nothing, or the friend nothing. ACT QUICKLY?$1330 in Prizes Five Lyon-Taylor Piano Prizes. FIRST PRIZE?to tho porson receiving the highest number of votes, a Lyon-Taylor Upright Piano, worth $350.00. SECOND PRIZE?a due bill for $260.00 to apply as pnymenton a Lyon Taylor Piano. THIRD PRIZE?a due bili for 1250 00 to apply as ubovo. FOURTH PRIZE?a due bill for $240.00 to apply as above. FIFTH PRIZE?a duo bill for $380.00 to apply as above. How to Obtain Votes. With every $1.00 purchase 100 votes will be given, and with every dollar paid on old ac? count 200 voteB will bo given. With every dol? lar paid to The ?ig Stone Gap Post on subscription 10O0 voldB will bo given. Ballot Box Open and sample Prize Piano on exhibition. Con? test officially opened with this announcement and will run without interruption until July 15th, 1013, Watch this paper for furthor an? nouncements. Who do you think ought to have the Piatio? Fill out tho Coupon and send it in. It will not coat you anything and will count 1000 votes ! for your candidate. S. A. HORTON & CO MERCHANTS. Everything Carried in a First Class Store. Men's and Ladies' Suits a Specialty. BIG STONE GAP, VIRGINIA, Good for 1000 Votes when used to nominate Uanctlctato.