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VOL XX _ _ ??_ ' - ' B,G ST0NE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAYTTl?Wi^Eir^?i^ No745~~, [Wilson The Nation's Choice ANOTHER OF VIRGINIA'S SONS HONORED WITH THE HIGHEST GIFT OF THE NATION?PROBABLY CARRY THREE-FOURTHS OF THE STATES. Cuni?irssiiiiin Sli-ui|i KM-h-HiM, Over General Ayers For Congress, Will Carry Hie Ninth District of Virginia by Probably a Thousand Majority. I - ; ? In yesterday's election (iov. Hi-ruor Wood row Wilson^ of New ? Jersey, ami a native son nf Vir B^iuia, tlu> democratic candidate ? for president of tho United ? States was elected by a large Hpluarity over Koosovdlt and ? Tuft, und is thought will curry R Hire ???fourths of the State-.. ? With several states to hear | from only Smith Dakota, Mich B i.' in, Pennsylvania and ('mi I a ei-t leu t had gone fur KooBevelt, H and Vermont almie for Tuft. I Shortly before midnight the following message was sent out from New Y ork to Govern? or Wilson by Colonel Ito ?suvolt: "The American people by a great pludrity have conferred upon you the highest honor In their gift 1 congratulate yon; (Signedi ''TlIKODOItK ItOOSK V'kl I " In the race for congress in the Ninth Virginia district, the Republican candidate, t' ingress I H Slemp was reelocltfd to congress by from sou to tOOl) majority, estimated oil an lib officio,) vote of tb.unties with not all the precincts heard from and based oh Mio follow? ing figures: Cnunticii Slemp Uii> Itiisseli. ((2 Uristol (City i. -Jo:; I Washington 252 | bland ltd la/ewell i:.o I'ulaski 220 Wythe 100 IMckonson. 75 Ntnythe. Iftfl Buchanan not heard from. The vote in l?g Stone ( lap precinct was heavy, lo:> votes in .ill, and gave General Ayers a majority of nine. Ayers re COived 195; Slemp, lb''.: (Ira GEN. R. A. AYERS, The Democratic Candidate in the Ninth Congressional District Election Tuesday. dicated thut they could not possibly make any material in roail on tbt? National outcome und further that the democratic electoral vote, would stand 350 or more. The people's eagerness for nowfl of tlie outcome of the presidential candidates over? shadowed tin- minor olliees in the slates where they were to be voted on and no reliable news of consequence exeept that Hooper had won as governor of Tennessee and the winde democratic ticket in Ohio hod carried, could bo ob? tained lit the time we go to press. HON. C. B. SLEMP, Republican Candidate Re-elected to Congress in Ninth Congressional District. ham, U, ami the rcmaindor were thrown out. The precinct also guvo Wilson i! majority. At the time tho patrons of I the leased "wires" loft oarly this morning nothing had boon board from West Virginia and some of tl.Xtreme Western stales, tliotlgh bulletins from tho (?(Hees of the New York ami St. I.ouis daily tinners in In Memory Of Jacob Casper. The passing of J. B. Cnspor w as fell as deeply by the oiti zeus of Norton, us any man who could have been taken at this time. We would not if we [could pay any sort of highly colored eulogy to his memory, i for such would hot be npprecia ; ted by him if lie could !)<? aware 'of it, nor would it. apply in his ease. Plain, unassuming, bom est, conscientious, kind; a good neighbor. His entiro life was a summary, ami an irhporisha ble record of all the noble ??bar acteristics that k<> '?> make up a splendid manhood. In Ins home life he was a model; No kinder father h?r tender husband ever ruled over a home. Iiis sons were always ?'his boys." und companions. His wife through all the years found him the same attentive, lielpful ami devoted husband. In ins wide circle of acquunt auces Im had not .1 Bingle ene? my. All who knew him re? spected him. He was a chris 11.in of "simple faith", and if us tho good book says, "thut the faith of the just man is us a shilling light whicb grows brighter and brighter to the end," then the end of .1. B. 1 lasper's life must have been a very bright one. More could he said, h 11 t enough. May this brief refer etice bo only a reminded of his noble virtues us the years go by. Kiml friend, good neigh bor, splendid citizen farewell, well done! T. P. S. Norton, Vu., Oct. 81. Mrs. .1. It. Dougherty and daughter wore in town Fri? day returning to their home at Mi"; Stone (lap, after a visit of two weeks at Hales Mill. They were accompanied to town by Mr. 11. VV. Dougherty.? tiiito City Herald. Northern Mon? ey Moving To South New Industries Being Pro? jected All Over Dixie Backed by Outside Capital. Baltimore, October 31. ? Among the many Southern in? dustrial and other development? al enterprises reported in this week's issue of the manufac? turers' Record are the follow? ing: Virginia Tower Company, Charleston, VV, Va., recently reported incorporated, is cap tali zed at |2?.000,000, and it be? ing financed in New York; it will construct an cuxilinry sti am power station on Great Kanawhu River, at the coal mines, twelve miles from Char? leston, to devolop 16,000 kilo wutls, it's further plans pro? vide for building about 200 nub s of transmission lines for furnishing electricity through? out the Kanawhu and New Kivcr district to coal operators, it being estimated that more than 100,000 horsepower is re? quired; com puny has begun constructing a 1,400 i>y 125 foot dam at Hull Shoal, where 100,. 000 kilowatts are available, ami will develop three other water powers; those three are at Blue stone with 126,000 kilowatts available, Richmond with 16,000 kilowatts available and < lauley Junction with 30,t> kilowatts available; construction has be gun ul t'ubin t'n-ek and Hull shoal; Charles, <>. Lun/., of New York, is the company's chief engineer. Louisiana Interstate Mineral Cothynny, I.aural, Miss , recent ly incorporated with $3,1100,000 capital stock, has organized to develop 15,0(X) acres of land in Smith and Jasper Count los;will mine marl limestone, etc., quttr ry biueslone, manufacture fer? tilizer, construct hydroulectrie plant developing 10,11110 horse? power, build railway connect? ing Natchez and Meridian, etc. The Kdwin M. Knowles China Company. Iv.ist Liverpool,Ohio and Chester, \V. Va., increas? ed capital stock to : .-.00,0110 and will build plant at Newell, VV, Va., will erect 700 by 285 fool building with fifteen ware kilns and twelve decorating kilns, of fireproof construction, etc, will operate by electric power, cost $250,000. The Homer Laughlin China Company, ?ust Liverpool, (thio will build additional plunt at Newell, VV. Va., proposes llf teen-kiln pottery for chinaware requiring one a n ?1 two-story >.oo by 300 foot building, cost? ing about (200,000, and machin? ery costing about ?50,000 The Tobacco Products Cor? poration, Richmond, Va., was chartered with $60,000,000 capi? tal stock to manufacture ci garettes. Town Creek Alfalfa Compa ny, West Point, Mis- , was in? corporated with $1,000,000 capi? tal stock to cultivate alfalfa in Clay County. The National Cast-Iron Pike and Foundry Company, Hoyles, Ala., will be organized to build plant, reported to cost ?260,000 for manufacturing pipe for water, gas, etc. The International Agricul? tural Corporation, New York and Atlantic, purchased fifteen acres of land at Tit'ton, Q?., ami will build acidulating and fertilizer plant; main building I GO by 340 feet, costing $100,000 shipping capacity for first sea? son will be 1.car loads. The Williams Cbnsoldated Slate Company, Showden, Va., was incorporated with $15U,0U0 capital stock to develop slate property. Red Shale Brick Company, Asheville, N. C, was incorpo rated with $26,000 capital stock to manufacture bricks. Southern Hardwood Lumber Company. Richmond, was in? corporated with $50,001) capital stock to manufacture lumber. Cespe Kanawhu Coal Compa? ny, Bream, VV, Va., recently incorporated with $50,u(H> cupi tal stock, acqu'red existing coal plant with l.uoo tons duily cupacity and will increase to 2,50h tons. Liberty Orchards Company, Hrookneal. Va., recently incur porated with *?'>",000 capital stock, will develop 100 acres' of land for apple and other I fruit growing; will install can nery and cold storage system.] R. K. Wood Lumber Compa? ny, Kontana, tf. C, will build' saw mill with daily capacity: 30,000 feet of lumber. Southmere Karins and Fruit Company, Philadelphia, Pa., recently incorporated with $500,000 caoital stock, will de? velop UA.OOti acres of truck and fruit land in Krevard County. Kin. Chucky River Hydroelectric plant on Xolachucky River. James Schookraft Sherman. The grim shadow has once more fallen across our national life, and on the eve of election, the country mourns the death of tho Vice President, ,1 times Sehonlcraft Sherman. Men of all parties and of all faiths will feel his going as a loss. The office of Vice-President 's. de? spite light jests, a grave and responsible position, and t-> have its holder removed swiftly from an active and useful life is a catlsu for sincere regret. However widely political ilifTcr ences may carry the people of the United States apart, they have joined in admiration for the gentle good nature and pleasant friendliness of this statesman whose smile won for him from a laughter loving tin litre, tin- title of "Sunny Jim." I le appealed to l hem as a man whose heart was sound anil Whose view of life was simple ami wholesome lie cared for what the average man cures for, and while gieater states? men may hn\ e tilled t lit! \ ice presidential chair, WO doubt whether any of them ever won a liner title to respect thai! this seemingly irreverent nickname. Mr, Sherman has served tin country for a long lei in of years. In Congress he was the friend of Thomas It. Reed, and his personal popularity has been not a whit less real among Democrats than Republicans. That he held tin- respect and confidence of Iiis home district was proved by the unanimity Of his re-elections as Congress man nine times. His deeds have been attacked, but i n every case his record remained unstained. He was a conser? vative by nature and environ ment. He believed that the old ways were best, und his own abilities defended bis con? victions. Hut all his public achievements will be forgot ten long before the people In served will forget that lie was a sunshiny and lovable man.? Richmond Times Dispatch. TEACHERS TO MEET IN RICHMOND. Great Educational Conference in Capital City Thanksgiving Week. Richmond, Va., October 31.? School officials and teachers all over tho State will be glad to learn that the next session of the Virginia Educational Con? ference will be held in this City. November 'Jii-*2!l. It will he a great meeting, and Richmond is making preparations to enter? tain royally all who attend. The Educational Conference of Virginia is composed of the following bodies: StatoTeach? ers' Association, Co-operative Education Association, Trus? tees' Association, and the l)i visionSuperiotendents, The dis- j cussions at these annual meet-1 ings have done much to create the great interest in better schools. The ofllcers of the Conference nre:P rofessor J. I*. McL'onnoll, Emory, Va.. President, und J. 11. Binford, Richmond, Secre? tary. Write to them fur furth? er information. Over Five Thousand in Schools Every Day Tho school reports of Wise county for the month of Sop tember show u much larger en? rollment ami average attend? ance over the same month of lust year. Prof. J. X. Hitlman, district superintendent, has made up his report for Septem? ber and has also just completed a full and complete itemized and tubulutod report showing What was done in Wise county during the year ending with the beginning of tho present term. The total enrollment for Sep? tember shows that 5,516 pupils enrolled in tie- county with an average daily attendance o f 5,125 as against a total enroll? ment in September, 1911, of ? and an average daily at? tendance of 4,'jso. There are three independent school dis? tricts in the county -Big Stone tiuli, Norton ami Wise. The enrollment in these indopeut dent district schools is: Pig Stone Gap, 512: Norton, 405, and Wise, llii. L'oeburn is not mi independent district, but the town has a district high school. The enrollment in the Coeburn school was IT7. The 1911 en? rollment for September was as follows: Big Stone Hap, 477; Norton. 378 Wise, :it','j und Coe? burn, 149, Tin? daily average attendance In September, 1911, was- Big Stone (Jap, 435: Nor? ton, 841; Wise 338,andOoeburn 372. During the year ending Sep? tember I, six new school houses wore erected in the county and additions were made to two of the old buildings. The location and cost of the new buildings is as follows: lmboden and Di? rnau at a cost of $2,000 each, I'ardee, Marshall and Collins, 11,0.iaob and t Daily Fork, $1,105 Four-room additions Wore made at Fast Stone Hup at a cost of 13,000 and at Appa lachia at a cost of $2,500. Two new buildings are being planned. One will bo erected on Uuest mountain, about midway between Coeburn and Wise, to be four rooms and cost jO,(too. ,\t present the Slullard, Fruley and Smith schools ure located near the proposed site of the le w building and when the new school is established it will do away with the three present schools ami the new school will be a graded school. There is also a new building to be erected at Dig Stone (lap for colored children. This will be a two room building with t w o large basement rooms which can be used for school purpose.-, and the building will i'ost about fl.txiound will be i.Btructed of brick. The total cost of the main? tenance o f schools, erection and repairs of school building und to cover all school expen? ditures for the 1911-12 school year totaled $110,646.91. Tho number of teachers em? ployed during the year was 159 I ami there were ?7 schools in the county. At present there me I'll teachers and 77 schools in the county. The enrollment for October is much larger than that for Se ptember and all the schools will show an increased enroll? ment and daily average attend? ance for October over Septem? ber.?! Jooburn Journal. Womans Dome Mission So? ciety will meet Thursduy after? noon at three o'clock at the home of Mrs. J. W. Kelly on Poplar Hill. You should not fail to seo Heinz's demonstration at the Nickels Orocory Company ou the 20th iust. See full particu? lars in next week's paper. ?Adv MI MINERS wanted by Stonegap Colliery Com? pany, Glamorgan, V'a. Steady work. Highest price per ton paid in the district. Healthy camp. F.xcellent water. School and church facilities. Stonegap Colliery Co. ! 30, J. 5>. CHEYNEY, Qm'I Supt.