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The Big Stone Gap Post.
Coal Output
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.
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.
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
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
"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
"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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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.
Of Highway Work Being Done
Under Bond Issue In Wise
County, Including Re?
tained Percentage Not
Yet Paid To Con?
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
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
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
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
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
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:
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?
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
Mrs It L Bowls. 7,535
Mrs. W. M, Pippins. 10.600
Miss Myrtb' Smith. 10,100
Miss Pearl Cowan. J,S'i5
I 3 tickets of 10O votes each in box with?
out any name, lost.

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