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The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL" XX' B,G STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAY. OcT?BER^S,' 1912T~=-No743^ Coal Output Doubles. Every 10 Years Production Equals Total of All Coal Previously Mined. An interesting if not start ling fact in connection with the produotion of coal in the i oiled States, according to the United States Qeological Sur? vey, in that in euch successive decade the output is practically doubled. If the production of bituminous coal alone were con? sidered, the record for the last I years would show an increase somewhat i n excess of this ratio. The increase in the pro? duction of anthracite lias been much less rapid on account of the limited area on the fields, the conditions under which the industry is carried on, and the restriction of the prepared sizes to domestic consumption. It has been estimated that the out? put of anthracite will reach 1,000.000 long tons annually liefert? it begins to decline. The maximum production up to the present time has been 80,771, l>S long tons. An increase in ? lie annual production of bitum inous coal may be anticipated for some time to come. The statistics of coal produc? tion in the past show that up to the close of 1866 the total out? put had amounted to 28.4,890, short tons. In the decade from 181)0 to 1875, inclusive, the production amounted t o 110,1125,104 tons, making the total production up to the close of 1875, 704,:il '>,1&<I tons. In ibe following decade, from 187ii to ISS?, inclusive, the output amounted to 847,700,319 tons, mow hat more than double total production during the pre? ceding decade. At the close of the total production amounted to 1,552,076,478 tons, md the production at the close of 1805 was 1,680,098,(141 tons, the total production at the close I 1806 amounted to 3,138,174, short tons. In the decade ending December 31, 1006, the total production amounted to 1,402,740 short tons, and the grand total from the begin? ning of recorded coal mining in the United States amounted to ,070,y70,806 short tons The average annual production from 1800 to 1906 was 28:1,240,270 short tons;the average produc? tion from 1000 to 1911, inclusive was 401,400,200 short tons, showing an increase of 178,268, 1)86 short tons, or ii:i per cent. RESOLUTIONS. The Woman's Home Mission iciety, regret that the inevi? table laws of the Methodist Church (after four years of -plendid service,) take from us our much beloved Presiding Klder and his wife, Key. and Mis. .1. \V. Ruder. Mr. Ruder Buch a noble, high consecra? ted Christian gentleman, and il is with a feeling of keenest - row we give them up. Resolved First, That t h e vYoroan's Home Mission Socie? ty has lost a faithful and zeal? ous member. Second, The best, wishes of each member of the Society go with her, ami the beautiful gift from the Society to her, but meagerly expresses our love and good will. Third, We comment her to the people of Radford and fool they will love her as we do. Fourth, Wo bid h e r (led -peed in her new home, and hope it may be our good for? tune to have her and Brother R?der with us again. Plfth, A copy of these reso lutions be sent to Mrs. Hader; one to be entered in our minute book and ono sent to Rig Stone Gap Post. Mits. L. t>. Pkttit, Mrs. Otis Mouser, Mits. Moroan II. Young. Committee Friday Squire T.'J. Temple ion, of defferson City, Tonn., met with a very painful acci? dent a few miles from town. The horse ho was driving in a ',l,ggy ran away and ho was either thrown out or jumped out, causing Iiis injuries. Ono shoulder was dislocuted und he ?vus otherwise bruised.?Gate City Horaid. Gen. Ayers. Joins Slemp in Move Against Boodle. Pulaslci, Va;, Oct. it.?Oen. It. A. Avers today Buid: "I wa8 gratified to read the an? nouncement of Hon. V. B. Slemp that he would use no money at tin- coming election except for legitimate expenses." Mr. Slemp says, "The Demo . ratio press of the Statt- contin? ues tu misunderstand and con scquontlv to misrepresent my position an to fair elections. "In order to make a clean-cut issue of this subject, and in order that the people may know who is in favor of fair elections, and who is not, I will say: "First, 1 will use no money at the coming election except for legitimate purposes. "Second, I demand from <ii.ral it. A. Aver? , inv Dem? ocratic opponent, an unequivo? cal answer to the questions as to whether he thinks the Re? publicans are entitled to have one judge and one clerk of election at every voting place in the district. '?Third, I appoint the follow ing committee to meet a com? mittee selected by General Ayera to enter on my behalf into any agreement whatever that will tend to have the com ing election absolutely fair to all candidates and all parties: Hon. 0. S. Pendleton, district chairman; Hon. K. W. Dieken Bon, of Russell; Hon. .1. ('. Noel of Leo count)'. "I will abide by any agree? ment that the two such com? mittees may enter into." In response to th o above statement General Ayers said: "I have always advocated representation of the opposite party in the appointment of judges and clerks of election and so far as 1 know it has al? ways been accorded in this district. "1 wont fathur in the late constitutional convention and voted for ami supported the proposition to require represen? tation of the opposite party upon the electoral board, and therefore, answer Mr. Stamp's question emphatically, YKS. "1 do not, however, believe that a n y party committee, Democratic or Republicans, should have the right to nann any particular man for appoint? ment as either judge or clerk, but should ho required to sub? mit a list of live or more voters from each precinct?inon of character and integrity -from which a judge and clerk of election may bo selected, and I earnestly recommend that the several boards in tho district shall accord representation in the appointment of both judges and clerks, where lists are so submitted. "I'\>r the purpose of carrying out t h o suggestions of Mr. Slemp for an agreement to se? cure a fair election to all par? ties and candidates, 1 hereby appoint Hon. .1. D, Buchanan, district chairman; Hon. .1. W. Bullitt, Big Stone Gap, Va., Hon. .lohn \V, Price, of Bristol, Va., a committee on my part to confer with tho committee Be looted by Mr. Slemp and pro pare such an agreement. "1 will abide by any agree? ment the two committees may execute." Mr. Slemp's Baby Dead. Ashville, N. ? , Oct. IS,?A child was born to Mr. and Mrs. 0. B. Slemp today, but died a short while after birth. It is learned that the mother is not in danger, and that everything possible was done by tho at? tending physicians to save the lifo of tho little one, hut with? out success. Mr. Slemp's homo is at Big Stono Gap, Va., and ho is the representative in Congress from tho Ninth Virginia district, and is a candidate for re-election, hut his anxiety about his wife has caused him to remain au close to this placo as possible during the pro confinement period. Few details have been ob tainahle from tho stricken cir? cle since the announcement of tho death of the little one, shortly after it was born. AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS. Editor Post: Wo note in your lust week's issue that two bad automobile accidents occurred recently be? tween here and Appalachia, re? sulting in injury not only to the cars, but also to their occu? pant)', Home of whom narrowly escaped death. Minor accidents on the same road have occurred bet?re and narrow escapes are frequent. The desire to make quick time and the determination to take more and greater risks, as lesser ones are safely passed, seems to he inherited in atltO mobiling. "Familiarity breeds contempt" until the linal crash comes. If the dangers were confined to ears, or to cars and drivers only, comment now might bo unnecessary, but that others should be drawn into them un? wittingly makes a protest, de? sirable. Wo have now h 'tween these towns, and are likely to have between others nearby, automobile lines which are public carriers with practically no supervision or control. Recklessness is evident and some menus of checking it must be resorted to. The lirst step in this direction is publicity of accidents, and the town authorities should keep record of them so far its possible, of their cause, extent und through whom they occur? red. Such record would servo to enhance tho reputation of a safe driver, and so reduce the business of the careless that they too would become more careful, striving to regain lost ground. The few tines that have been imposed have proved altogether insufficient, They should bo published in the newspapers thai the public may be warned I of those drivers who are unsafe and in flagrant cases permission to operate in the town should be rescinded. In the account of these late accidents attention is called to a few striking points: In each case only the driver's own statement of the cause of accident is given. In each case the driver, althought impeded from quick jumping by the steering gear, ? scaped unhurt. In one case the driver claims that aomething(?) went wrong with the steering gear. Anoth? er report is that the car "skidded " We agree with the driver that "something went wrong" und would be glad to know what and why. Hut what was certainly a most inexcusable accident was that of the locomotive collision. Is the fact that the driver, Mr. Charles Harris, did not see tie engine offered as an excuse? It is none. He should have seen it. If anything impeded bis vision he should have waited for absolute assurance of safety before going on, and this at any track-crossing?more espe? cially at one so much in use as that at tho mouth of Pigeon Creek. The train crew may have been careless also, as re? ported, but that does not in the least mitigate his fault. The wreck of his car as well as the! injury to his passengers has given him a lesson which he will remember, and ought to, but probably will not be heeded by all others. Janks M. HonuK. Big Stone Gap District, First Round. St Charles . . October 1U-20 Toms Ciwk ?? 20-31 Ooeburn '' ?7-28 fOogtDort, at Morrisons t 'iiai>?-l November 2-:t Gate City. ?' 3-1 NlokelavUle, at AUeyi " 9-lu Kort BbMkmore, at Pen dlelonVlcbooinouse " lu-lt Clintwood. " 10-17 .lonestillc Circuit, att.rccn Leaf . " ?3-34 Uubberd Sprains, at Ma auitic Hall " 34-38 Clioehport Nov. 30-Deo, l Appalachia . December 1-3 Caraberland Gap, at Gib sod'h Station. " 7-8 Pennlngton Gsp ?iDrydcu ?' 8-0 Stickleyvilte, at Bolter's Chapel. " 14-18 .Toncsvillu Station " 15-16 Xorton. " 31-33 Stonega . " 33-33 Norton Mission.atTacoina I1 33-3? Wise. ' 2W-30 Rig Stone Gap . January 4-5 Keokeo, at Imbodeu. " 6-8 Rising Tide Of Business Ac? tivity Manufacturers of All Sections of Country Tell of Re? markable Prosperity Baltimore, Md., Oct. 18.? Ton pages of letters from man? ufacturers in all parts of the country published in this week's issue of the Manufac? turers Record tell of rotnarka ble activity everywhere anil in every lino of Industry. Sum? ming up these letters, the Man? ufacturers Record says: A rapid expansion in busi? ness interests, increasing every? where, factories overtaxed with orders beyond their capacity to till, a growing scarcity, of skilb-d maohanics, a car short? age which in many cases is greatly retarding shipments, a shortage bo pressing in nonie oases that one report tellH of cement being delivered by the use of passenger cars as xvell as ? ?at! ie cars such is tho condi? tion of business throughout tho country as voiced by leading manufacturers in every noctiou in letters to the Manufacturers Record. The Btory is one of exceeding interest as a whole, why many of these individual Unters throw nn illumination upon business questions which makes them of more than usual interest. In some sections there is as yet no car shortage reported; in others the railroads are re? ported as wholly unequal to cope with the business, and manufacturers crowded with orders that they can not till he cause of tho lack of transporta? tion facilities. This is so strong ly presented in many letters that it should command tho immediate attention of every railroad man in tho country, as well as of every business man ami politician, for all must unite to lind some way the money needed for a vast expan? sion of railroad facitties can be secured. Though we are ap? parently only at the beginning of a period of great activity,and the country is not yot in the full swing of its highest tide of prosperity, traffic i a running far beyond transportation fac? ilities. How great tho difficul? ties of transportation will bo with a continuance of a few months longer of present activ? ities it is. difficult to estimate, The problem is one that will lax the best elTort of the rail? roads and tho heartiest co-op? eration of the people of tho whole country. Not a day is to he lost in trying to tind a remedy for this situation. Almost over night there has come upon the country, silently and scarcely foreseen, oven by the shrewdest linaiieiurs ami business in e >>, a marvellous change from inactivity to great activity. Tho steel works of the country are wholly unable to meet promptly tho demand for steel products. Building operations are everywhere do layed by the inability of con? tractors to secure reinforcing bars for concreto construction and architectural work. Ce? ment manufacturers, who since 1007 had a hard struggle to tind trade, and what they found was generally at a loss, aro now overwhelmed with business at advancing prices, and the ouly difficulty in tho cement busi? ness is tho fact that railroads can not begin to provide cars enough to handlu tho product. Many of these letters empha? size the point that, notwith? standing tho fact that this a presidential year, business men uro ignoring political problems and are attending strictly to business. Apparently political activities arc having no effect whatever, as in former years, in retarding business or in pro venting manufacturers from spending money to provide for : enlarged facilities, hverywhoro' with raro exceptions, the de-1 mand for labor is reported asj active. In some cases it is said that thousands of additional' laborers could tind immediate! employment, while in others! [there is no scarcity reported of I unskilled labor, but a great scarcity of skilled maohaoics. The facts presented in these letters from so many manufac turcrs, covering so wide a range ' of industries, are of more than ! national interest. STATEMENT OF TOTAL COST Of Highway Work Being Done Under Bond Issue In Wise County, Including Re? tained Percentage Not Yet Paid To Con? tractors. OKADING, PIKE \SI> COXCHKTK liltlDGRS. log Stous through HMt N?rten to l>or cheeter |4ASn to l*i- County Lint) Big Stoua Gap to Mlnton W.'* 10 Appalachla t u No, tou....50077 a Appal v-M?. to Stone ga, Appalaohla to l.?-e County Line, Appalm-lila. to In iiiAti (13305 .T Coeburu to 81 Paul ;;>"'?! 18 w i?, through c o< burn to Banner iml Slabtown t? Itb.-r view eiwa.lo Wiwe to U runei. N eat . 58983 -Jl tylao to Itonky 50497 GoeUurn t u Cranea Nest .. 0519JI V_' K?*?rvillc to Utaruei liri?g? insss.oa 3tarnca liriilg? to CUt Gap . ... 51494.44 45837041.04 MACADAM I.re County Line to Kaot BtonoGap |10U3?.4ia Wla4] to Olntnor^aii ami Iroui eml of Norton Ituml through >Vlaa . OtWI :n Coeburn to lUn nor r.:r.l ug Kllll "f Win) KiMll through Norton 350.90 Appalaohla to linbo ilen 1083 18 i.i|i\: .'4 BKIDGEH Total expended on twenty seven nU.'cl brldgea 9500K.62 Total ttaglneer inj; Kxpeuaea 30i7.~i.l7 GKANI? TOTAL 1080110.07 Kidd-Dickinson Wedding. A soeial event of interest hero ami in Southwest Virginia was tbo wedding of .Miss Dixie Dickinson, of Hanson villo, Va., to Mr. Carrol L, K idd, of I this city, which was Bolmniiied Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock at the house of the bride'* parents. Mr nnd Mrs James 11. Dickinson, at Han son villo, Va. Preceding the wedding cere, mony Miss Norn Burns sweetly sang "TrUBtillg t inly 'I'hee" and "Song of the Heart". The wed ding march from Lohengrin was played by Miss Louise Dickinson and during the muri tal service which was perform ed by Dr. W. S. Neighbors, of Sullins College', "Meditation" was softly intoned. Among the handsome wed ding gifts received by the bride and groom was a client of silver presented Mr. Kidd by his asso? ciates on the Governor's statT of Virginia. Immediately after tho wed ding, Mr. and Mrs. Kidd loft on an extended visit to Eastern cities. The out-of-town guests were Mr. K.J. Kidd, of Portsmouth, Ohio, a brother of the groom; Mr. Waller (Jose, Mrs. E. S. Pinny, Mr. (?. S. Burns and Miss |Itachel (Himer.? Bristol Herald Courier. Notice to Contractors. Hitls will be received by K. J. Presoott, Chairman of the Hoard of Supervisors of Wise county up to October Jr>, 1012, for the construction of a two room cottage at the County Poor Kann. Kor plans and specifications apply to K. J. Prescott, Big Stone Gap, Va.? ad v. MINERS wanted by Stonogap Colliery Com? pany, Glamorgan, Va. Steady work. Highest price per ton paid in the district. Healthy camp. Excellent water. School and church facilities. Stonegap Colliery Co. 30. J, S. CHEYNEY, Qeo'l Supt. Engagement Announced. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Campbell, of Middlesboro, announced last week the engagement of their daughter, Miss Uracu Campbell, to Mr S. B. Southward, of this place, the wedding to take place on November 27th. Miss Campbell is a popular young lady of Middlesboro, while Mr. Southward is a prominent young engineer, being connect? ed with tin* engineering depart? ment of the Stonega Coke & Coal Company at this place. In speaking of the announce? ment the Middlesboro News in its last issue says: Mr unit Mrs J, W Campbell an nounce the untiling of their daughter. Miss (Sr.tee, to .Mr Ilten Southward, of Dig Stone (lap, Va. The wedding ser rlcea Will lie simple ami hehl at the Campbell honte In uoriatead <in>y? at t o'clock on the afternoon of November lbe twenty seventh Immediately follow Inn the ceremony the happy couple will take the h ,v K. train lor Big Stone Gap. ? here they will reside The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr m l Urs -i. W Campbell, obi and honored reahlents of this city, ami she will bo greatly missed from the social i troll - 01 Mlddlceboro in which she Is a universal favorite. The groom is a young man of sterllug business qualities slid splendid educa? tional attainments He is a graduate ol the University of Ohio, ami has held some responsible positions In the cosl Heids of Southwest Virginia. For a year he was with tho l og Mountain Coal A Coke Company, at Chenoa Ky . and during this time tic made many friends in Middlesboro, He recently accepted a position as division engineer with the ?i .ga Coke and Cist I Company, with headquarters at Big stone (Jap, Thin young and popular couple have the con? gratulation slid be*! w ishes of a host II friends in Ibis ie< tlou Miss Lloyd To Wed. Miss Lillian Lloyd, of Hig Stone (lap, Va., will wtd Mr. I'beyer, of New York. Thurs? day evening, October tho twenty-fourth. Miss Lloyd will he remember? ed by many friends in Bristol whom she made while at the head of the art department at Stillins College in 1010-11. She is tl.ply daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John .1. Lloyd and is highly connected throughout Virginia, being a niece of llish op Arthur Lloyd, and a near relative of Milliard, the Knyjlish painter. Mr. They er is u young artist residing in New York City and is meeting with much success in his profession. The wedding will o e c u r Thursday evening at seven o'clock in the Kpiscopal church at Itig Stone (lup, Va ?Bristol Herald I 'mirier. Pierce McDowell, about the cleverest and nicest knight, of the toad that reaches this place, was to see our merchants the past week.--Whilesbiirg Kugle. Piano Contest. T h e following candidates have entered the contest for the Piano given away by S. A. Herten ?V Company ami tho Pig Stone Qap Post, full par? ticulars of which appears else? where in this issue, mid at tho counting of the votes Monday received t he following: BIG STONE GAP, Mum Blanch Kllbourn. 1.900 Miss Comic Qilllam SjOSA Mrs .1 A Men is 5,345 Miss Rosa Sprolea 10,170 Urs II M Kdena II.MX) Miss Kittle Horton i.'JOO MUM Virgic Masters . 10,500 Mi*? Cleo Sword r.'-WT Mise Rllen Wax 5,800 Miss Llxtle liorton . 0,875 Miss lira Click . 7.70U Miss Alice Archer. 0,375 Mis- I'.esim* ruinier ."?,300 Mi?s Rath .tones 9,500 Miss Kaiinie Johnaon . 0,865 Mrs. T. K. Sturgill . 8.500 Miss Cora Colvard 1.500 Miss Virgin Jones. 8.1?O Miss Ethel llerron. 10,380 Miss Amanda Lambert 7.IK? BIG STONE GAP?R. P, I>? No l Miss Iinogine Beaman il.Sue Miss llatlic Kaylor 8.180 Mrs Will Mammons 7,510 Mrs. O P. Mason. u. 100 BIO STONE GAl'-R. K. I> No. 3. Miss Ootava Parsons . 10.100 CADET. Mrs It L Bowls. 7,535 Mrs. W. M, Pippins. 10.600 APPALACHIA. Miss Myrtb' Smith. 10,100 I.MItOHKN Miss Pearl Cowan. J,S'i5 I 3 tickets of 10O votes each in box with? out any name, lost.