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THR BIG STONE GAT POST.
WEDNESDAY, OOT. 80, 1912 Published Every Wedumdsy by lb* WISE PRINTING COMPANY, Incorporate,!. QIL3ERT N. KNIOMT, - Editor. Ort? Yo?r, Six Month*, Tttrso Mentha, tl OO ,SO .25 Kntercd according to postal regulation* at tbe po*t office at Hlg Stone Qap aasec ond-class matter subscribers nro earnestly re? quested to observe tbe (Into printed on their address slips, which will Iceep them tit all limes posted as to the date Of the expiration of their sub? scription. Prompt ami timely attention to this requosl will savo all parties a great deal of annoyance. Next Tuesday will tell the story. If you have not made up your mind who you are going to vote for it's about time you were doing no. It looks like Wilson will he the winner in the presidential race, though we would advise our friends not to bet all their money on him. A new comet will be seen bore in a few days. The comet which is of non-pesiodic. or stray variety, wus discovered by Prof. Gule, of Sidney Au? stralia on September Nth. It is still too far South to be seen in this latitude, but is traveling northward, and probably In? visible in a few days in the southwestern sky after sunset. The man who lias been ex peeling to get a good price for his vote this year will surely be disappointed, if tbe agreement between the candidates ami their friends is complied with, and we believe it will he. This is us it should be, for as we have said before, the only way to stop vole sidling is to tlrst stop raising a fund for the pur pose, .lust us long as u cor? ruption fund is created and put into tbe hands of men to buy votes with just so 1 uig will there be men read) to sell. The Fair Fleet ions Society , which was recently Organized in Bristol, has elected Messrs. Mayo Cabull, Ohus. Hall, Jr., ahd.Oyrus Beam,vice presidents for Wise county, who under the by laws of the society, con? stitute the executive committee for this county. Coph-H of the pledge have been sent to the vice presidents, who will dis? tribute them and urge all good citizens in each precinct to sign the same. It is highly impor? tant that tbe society should have ns many representatives as possible in every precinct. The oandidatAS for congress have signed a pledge, as our readers knows, not to spend any money in the coming elec? tion, and it is believed that they are in earnest and will live up to their pledge, but they may have some enthusiastic friends here und there who will uot live up to it. The object of tho society is to prevent any mon? ey being spent, or any unfair practice in the election, wheth? er the candidates and their friends want to live up to the agreement or not, and the so? ciety feels sore that the pur? pose can be accomplished if the people will take hold of it, but unlors the people get behind the movement it will be a fail ure. A coiupuuy with fJ50,000 cap? ital has been incorporated to develop 3,'JO0 acres of farm land in South Georgia. It is proposed to plant at ence 1,000 acres in paperehell pecan6 aud to de? velop the land with general farming, cotton gins, ware? house and grain elevators, stock farms, dairies, pecan and poach orchards. I INCREASE IN MACHINE MINING OF COAL. More than 175 Million Tons Mechanically Mined in 1911. As an indication of the im? provement in coal-mining meth? ods the statement contained in tho report on coal, by K, \V. Parker, now being printed by tho United States Geological Survey as an advance chapter from "Mineral Resources for 101 I," is of interest. The number of machines used In mining coal in 1911 was 18 810, an increase of 606 over 1910. The leading coal produc? ing State, PonnsyIvaina, is al? so first in the total tonnage mined by the use of machines und in the total number of ma? chines in use; but in the pro? portion of machine-mined coal to the total out-put Ohio fnr outranks all other States. In It'll Pennsylvania's production of machine-mined coal was 09, 181,(13 short tons, or 47.70 per cent of the total. Ohio's pro? duction of machine-mined coal was 'J?;,r>f>0,G:t(? short tons, or to; 38 per cent of the total. Ohio is third in the production of machine mined coal, though ranking fourth in the total pro? duction West Virginia, the second State in coal production, is also second in the output of machine mined coal, which in 1011 was 20,121,480 short tons, or 48.07 per cent of tho total. Illinois is fourth in the quantity of machine-mined coal, with 23,093,807 short tons. Although the total production of bituminious coal in the Unit? ed States decreased from 117, 111,14'-' short toi.s in 1910 to 40",, 7*7,101 short tons in 1011, the quantity of coal undercut or otherwise mined by the UBO of machines increased from i7i, 012,298 short tons to 177,1171,070 ions. The percentage of the machine-mined tonnage to the total Output increused from 41.74 in 1010 to 43.80 in 1911. The Pocket Field Of Lee County. it, It. Williams, superintend? ent of the Imperial mines of the V 1. ('. iV O. Co., is at pies out on a month's vacation, to allow him to recuperate from the efToOtS of the shooting at his mines. Tho sale of the property of the Dominion Coal Co. has not been confirmed by the court and from tho news gathered hero it seems as if it will be placed for sale again nt an ear? ly date It seems that the par t'ios that bid $60,000 for the property did not exactly under stand the terms of the sale, and now refuse to pay their bid. It is hoped thai this will lie clear? ed up at an early date as the mines are missing a good mar ket and are losing value every day that they stand idle. The Bewloy-Daret Coal Co., of Bristol, and others, are plan? ning ro establish a central pow? er station and washing plant for t h o district around St. Charles. It is said that they will spend something liko$260, coo for the plant. This held is enjoying good market now, and prices are better than they have been for several years past. A good hit of the Coal of this field is going North and West at the present lime. It is reported here that there is a movement on foot to estab? lish a V. ..M. C. A. in the lit id. ? Knoxville Appalachian Trade Journal. Through the First National Bank of Richmond, there came to the second auditor last week coupons from some of the fa? mous "Kendall Bank Note Company bonds," which were printed for the State of Virgin? ia, were rejected, sohl at pub? lic auction by the express com? pany to pay charges, and have since that time been appearing at intervals for payment. These coupons came from the city of Boston, the envelope in which they were sent bearing the name of Luther I). Morash, and were for $00, having been clipped from one of the bonds described above being of the issue o f Kebruory 14, 1882 There were some $432,OOof these bonds. Kor years they have been showing up for payment. When received they are always marked spurious and are held by tho State. Dragging The Roads " A certain community in Vir ' ginin has a road club by means of which a teu mile Htreu-h of road is kept thoroughly dnfg ged. Bach member of the club [drags a part of the road on which Iiis farm fronts. If the public highways could be kept rounded up all tie; year 'round the farmer would have belter roads. The trouble is that after the annual visit of the supervisor, ruts appear and there is no way of filling them up. Hence the good of these road clubs. Surely a farmer should he willing to send a team out on his road for u few hours once or twice u month. To round up a road nothing is better than the Split Log Drag. All road experts main? tain that this is the greatest implement ever devised for road improvement. The Division of Public Roads of tbe United States Depart men t of Agriculture issues a bul? letin on the Split Log Drag. Put Wo do not hnve to Bend us far as Washington for information on this subject. If you desire information on how to make and use this drug write to the state Highway Commission, Richmond, N a. Virginia Paying Off Old Debt? ors. Richmond, Vn October 2(1 Under tin; Slat? cy of dis? posing of the public debt, by sinking fund method, bonds are being purchased and retired with increasing rapidity. Fig? ures complied by Second Audi tor Rosewell Page, show that from Febtiary 1. LOU), up to the close of business on September 0,1011, the Hoard of Sinking Fund Commissioners has bought ami destroyed bonds to the value of .?f>71,368,78, The total for Governor Mann's ad ministration bid fair to be three quarter of a million dollars. Inasmuch as the State contin? ues to draw interest on the bonds purchased and retired, the sinking fund grows from year to year. The appropri? ations for this purpose, in ac? cordance with nearly $120,. a year, and will continue tit this figure until 10251, Under the administration of Governor Tyler, the State bought bonds to the value of $1,111,500. For the four y ears from January l, 1002, to Feb? ruary l, 1000, during the admin iteration of Governor Monta? gue, the purchase were ?203, 000, while during the term of (inventor SwutlSOU, they were ?506,400. It is recalled that Governor Tyler found a I urge balance in treasury when he came in, while Governor Mon? tague had none to work with. Rev..I. M. fatter, the new pastor at Grace Methodist Epis? copal Church, South, is one of the strongest and most populai preachers ill the Holsten Con? ference, lie is a young man, forty three years obi, having been born in Greene Count}', Tonn., in 18110, and he was edit 'fated in tho schools and col? leges of his native Stats. Pro liter farter, us n preacher, is evangelical ami logical, and always interesting. He is a line organizer and one of the best pastors in the Conference. He is full of energy and a good mixer, lie holds one of the most responsible positions in the Churchi being President of the Hoard of Missions, and is, perhaps, the best iiifori.I man on the subject in the Confer? ence. Mrs. Carter is an ideal! pastor's wife and a great Church worker. She was edu? cated at Centenary EomaleCol? lege, under tho presidency of Dr. Sullies, and is a niece of l>r. I,. L. H. Oarlock. Any con? gregation that may be so fortu? nate as to have for its pastor Rev, J. M. Carter ami his good wife, who are SO well prepared to do Christian work, is to he congratulated.- Bluoftold Daily Telegraph. The good book says that a man who does not cure for or look after the welfare of his family "is worse than tin infi? del." This in ti y be applied with equal force to the man who takes no interest in the town which he lives, for in a very real sense the town in his home which he shares with the other poople living in it. Another illustration of the value of advertising is vouched for by the Commissioner of Pensions. A month or two agoi it was proposed to give him' some three hundred extra i clerks to clear away the tre-l memloUs masH of pension ap? plications made under the new pension law. This was printed as news, and later stories were sent out because delay in pen? sion appropriations still further complicated t h e s i t u a t i o n. Bach news dispatch brought additional applications. '?And now," says the Commissioner, "I have more than four thous? and applications fromevery sec? tion of the United States for about two hundred jobs at $1200 per annum." Tin1 development of manu? facturing is proceeding more rapidly in t h 0 Southeastern States than in the United States as a whole. The latest report of the Coiled States Census Bureau on Manufactures in the United States shows (bat the total value of (In1 products of! manufacturing in the South? ern States was f I,466,927,000, | an increase over 1899 of (176-1 871,000? or 107.08 per cent., as compared with an Increase of] 7?.4!? per cent, for all other | States. llANhKll'l MlflCI:. In tin- District Court of tin- United I SUtcs for the Western District of Vir? ginia. In llankrupti j In the matter of It II. Price Bankrupt IN It \NKItlT'l< V Te tin- Creditors of It II Price, h .tppalachla, Virginia, in the Count) >> Wise soil district aforesaid, s bankrupt Notice is horeby given tine, on the 92nd day of (icioher. A Ii 1912, the said It. II. Price was duly adjudicated bankrupt, and the lirst meeting of the creditors will he held at Itig Si. Uap, Virginia, in the Cnltod Stato Court Mouse on the (Uli day of November A I).. IUI-', at tu.,' o'clock in the afternoon, at which time the said | biedltorsinay attend, prove Iholr claims appoint a trustee, examine the bankrupt, I and transact such other buslhcss as may \ properly come before Mid meeting, Mayo ( vei l I., Iteterce in Itnnkruptc October 2?th, 1912. Piano Contest. T h e following cnndidatoE have entered the contest foi the Piano i^iven away bj S. A Morton & Company * an.I tin Big Stone Cap Post, lull par ticulnrs of which appears else where in this issue, and lit I In Counting of the votes Mondu) received the following: lllii STONE OA P. Miss lllanch Kilbouni Miss (lornle Ullliaiu Mrs. .1. A. Monis Miss Ross SproleS Mrs II. M IMens Mi-s Kittle Horton Utas Virgie .Maslers Miss Cleo S?..rd Mit* jenen Wax Miss ?sxle Morien Mlas D'ra click Miss Ali.-,. Archei Mls- llessla Pslmei Miss Rutli Jones M iss Kaniiie .Inlniai.ti Mrs. T, K. Sturgill Miss Cora Colvard Mlas Virgin Jones Miss Kthel Herren Miss Amanda Lambert Rift SI'n.NK GAP? R. Miss linoglne llcaman Miss Mattie Kaylor Mrs Will llainmoua Mrs. o. P, Mason i SToNK (JAP?R Mis- (letava Parsons CADET Mrs It I. Howls Mrs W M Pippins APPAI.AI MIA Miss Myrtle Smith IM IIOI'i:>. D V. I, 000 ] (1,94b SS,0l8 io,nod 11,140 12.:. I.'i i tftsa 11 ,(i(is I 11,876 11.70(1 13,500 5,200 0,600 1 I,."SHI 12.100 0,600 18,100 10,780 i.oop No 9.800 I I Is:. 14,016 16.803 No. 2 II, 100 7,688 18,600 20,698 I'.i.MU R E X Liquid Poultry ReniEdySBc "Saves thf Sick" I'.ir C.npr., Whilr l>t ariheni.n?ur?.Linil.r,. IN.iiltry Ute No i wlitlc REX j>!;^? do "cqaal" '?? ? I.Cr, Hillen.Ml Ke.m Lit ler. lle.i w,,^, a|| ?ort? Miid can on .11 Mock, Viutm diaiofec tsri for hon?, stable huu.e. BY MAIL j.*" THE RCA GiEMICAl. CO., Newport, Ky. SOLU UY Kelly Drug Company. ANNOUNCEMENT, WE desire to call the attention of the buying public of Big Stone Gap and vicinity to our store on East Fifth Street (W. W.Taylor's old stand), where we have just opened for business with a full, new line of Staple and Fancy Groceries, Fresh floats, Country Produce and Feed. Our meat dcpaiimcnt is in charge of J. W. Willis, who will take pleasure in filling your orders promptly. Our aim is to supply our customers with first class meats, groceries and produce at all times. H. L. LANE GROCERY CO. Phone M7--3 rings. BIG STONE GAP, VA. Cash Lunch Stand R H. HP.YANT, Proptiotoi. MEALS AT ALL HOURS. Regular Table Boarders Taken. Also Groceries Fresh Fish, Ice Cream, Cold Drinks, Bread, Cakes and Fruits in Season. MOTICE ! \yi\ serve party lunches for dances, theatre parties, 01 .a your home on short notice and at reasonable prices. All cooking guaranteed to ho strictly clean and first class. Our chef has cooked mi dinirig cars over the N. iV W, Kv. for the past live years. AMUZU CAFE A, L. GAZO. Proprietor. Meals a la Carte?<>ysters. Steaks, Chops Chicken, Fish, Pics, Cakes, and seasonable foods at all times. GENERAL INSURANCE AGENTS. Offico First Floor Intormont Bullding, BIG STONE GAP, V/> Co rrcs|)< uulenoe **?<>! icitt'tl. Piano Contest l'iuiiu given away by E. M. COOPER & SONS, KEOKEE. VA. 100 votes with every dollar purchase, and 200 votes on old accounts. With every dollar puid on subscription to The Pig' Stbno Oup Post 1000 votes will be given. Contest Closes April 30. 1913. Standing ol Candidates, October 2b. K K< iK RK \ A. Mli, Mallnda \\ lit 105,050 Mr*, il. W. Klnu, H8,?(Hl Miaa Vorlie f iller 89,400 I Miss Violet Thompson Miss Mallnda lluff 1,300 Mlu Mallnda Morrl* m.sOO Miss Nettle Morris 11,000 Mis. I'. V. Itnbbliu 48,150 Mrs. Nellie Manure. 47,550 Miss Maude Flecnor . 31,050 Mrs T N hegg 17,050 Mis Ocurge Oilmen ?,100 Miss Kdllll < islllan 11,100 Miss Nellie Fletcher . 48.550 Mrs. .Iiilin Kileiia . 8,500 Miss Itboda Jone* .'i,7.'.0 Miss Hellen I'almer. 26,800 Mi- Kthol Morrla . 11,mat Miss Mary Prater 15,300 Mrs Nellie I a vlna R8,550 Miss Klhel Herroii 118,950 Miss Alkie ( lark . 7,200 Miss Kppie Moiiia ?-? urn Mis- Aii.In.i Kiiii; 11,160 Mi s Mary Coopci . 17,100 Mr*. K. Teagiie 11,550 Miss Motile I nno 18.II.M) M iss Mariin Dean 11,550 Mrs. I lms Bwaoker . !5,08o Mrs .1 l>. flay 4,.'?.r>0 Mi.-s lta/i-1 lllevins 15,000 Miss Anna MftJ i II ek 8, KNI Miss ii race Shepherd ?,OQ0 Miss Suate 1..'^^ 15,100 Mrs It. L, Culbertaon 8,800 Miss Harriett*) Dotaoq .. 1?,550 Mtaa Myrtlo Day 8.850 Miss Sulla Glbaon 3,600 KKOKEB, VA. ?It. K l> IMiss Una Cullier . 0,700 Miss Maude lAndlngbam 0,500 Miss Allee Kobiii? 7,000 Mrs. Hertha Colllnswortb 5.700 The "Universal" Coffee Percolator Excels all other ways ol making coffee because the percolation is completed before the water bolls. Coffee made ^ In It Is easily known by its delicious aroma, fine flavor and the absence of the bitter taste caused by boiling. If you want to know what perfect coffee Is like, try the "Universal." Hamblen Bruihei J In the seclusion of your own home let me select, fit and show you how to wear a Spirella Corset It adds beauty to i*"' figure, subdues irregulari ties; a bails (or cotreci,t*i*ty, becoming drett. The flexible, unbiesk. able, non*rutting Spirella Boning 1% Sjjl found in no other cutset ' ^?' positively retains itt thjp?: ndmits of frequent Uuniieon^'. The Spirella Corset Is hygienic, comfortable, modith. To know tu preme comfort and tatty, corr*. i dfsss wear one. fAon? or itnJpr-" Mrs. J. P. Wolfe, Corsetiere. Shoe Repair Shop. 1 am prepared to ilo nil kiaai of bIioo repairing in lir^i olaW and up-to-date style. M) sn?P is on Kast Fifth Street in W old Sonter stand, und 1 solicjl your patronage. BOv W. 11. LawsoS.