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The Big Stone Gap Post. BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. NOVElvlBWls-^ No. 4fi Our Next Pres? ident. Dr. Woodrow Wilson wnsi born at Staunton, Va., bri Do cciiiIht 28, 185C. Ho is tho son of Dr. .Joseph K. Wilson, u Presbyterian minister, and the grandson of Judge .lames Wil Bon, an irshman of Scotch des? cent who migrated from Conn ty Down to Philadelphia in !~"7. .lames Wilson prospered and became manager of the Aurora, a leading Democratic Journal, Philadelphia then he ing the national capital. It was at Steubenvillo, ()., that Joseph Haggles Wilson, the father of Woodrow Wilson, was born on February 28, 1822. Hi- was the scholar of .lames Wilson's family. Jefferson col logo graduated him as valedic? torian in 1844, after which he taught school ami prepared for the Presbyterian ministry at ihn Western Theological Semi? nary and Princeton Seminary. In 1840 Joseph K. Wilson mar? ried Janet Woodrow, daughter of Dr. Thomas Woodrow, a famous Presbyterian minister of the day, who was a descend ant from ancient English slock. The Kcv. Mr. Wilson became the father of two daughters lie? fere he was called as pastor to Staunton, Va., where a third child, a sou, was horn and christened Thomas Woodrow. When Thomas Woodrow was iwo years old his father took a pastorate in Augusta, Oa., and soon became one of the most noted ministers of the South, Thoroughly equiped as u theo logian and a pulpit orator of power, he early reached and long maintained a position of much influence in his church. When tin; Civil war broke out he embraced the Confederate cause. Tommy Wilson, the Augusta schoolboy, is described by Prof. John T. Derby, one of his teach? ers, as quiet and exceptionally studious. The most important instructor <> f young Wilson, however, was Ins father, a man of wide information on the af fairs of the svorld. His father believed that nobody had grasp ed a thought until he could put it quickly and definitely into wortls. This he did himself, and this he taught his son to do. As a result Tommy came to learn the written symbols in which speeoli is set down, Io? ns as learning only a method of recording and transmitting a language which he was already well able in handle. The Wilsons moved from Au? gusta to Columbia, S. ('.. in I87f), Dr. Wilson resigning Ins pastorate to take the chair of Pastoral and Evangelistic Theo? logy in the Southern Presbyte? rian Theological Seminary. At Columbia Tommy attended Charles Darn well's privat e school. At the age of seven? teen he entered Davidson Col-j lege at Davidson N. C. Living at the college wasi rather primitive; the boys kept their own rooms, tilled their own lamps, cut up and brought in wood lor their own tires and carried in water from the pump. Young Wilson joined a literary society anil played on the base? ball nine, once having the pleas? ure of hearing the captain say, " Wilson, you'd make a dandy player if you weren't so blamed sleepy." * He did not finish the year at i Davidson; for he fell ill before; examinations came on and was taken to his home, now at Wil- | minglon, N. (.'., where his fath? er had taken a pastorate. Here Wilson took things compara? tively easy for a year. Except lor tutoring in (ireek ..nil a few other studies that he thought might bo necessary for enter ance into Princeton, he busied himself with reading, looking up the historic points of the city and with tin; social life of the city. Dr. and -Mrs. Wilson's popu? larity bad made tho parsonage a social center in the eity, Se? the young Wilson's associates, who wore practically all older than himself, were men and women of culture and brillian? cy. Hecuuse of these associa? tions it was an urbane and am? ply self confident young man who left Wilniiugtou, one duy in September, 1876, to enter Princeton College. About thin time he dropped Iii? Christian name, Thomas, ami became known as Wood row Wilson. Woodrow Wilson attained prominence among his mates in the "famous class of No less than forty-two of the 122 graduates of "7!> were honor men,'" having an average of '.10 per cent, or better, for the four years* course. Wilson barely j got in among them; he ranked forty lirst. Besides being a good student at Princeton, Wilson became managing editor of the college paper and was prominent in undergraduate activities. lie spent a great, deal of his time in the college library, Bpeciul'.zing o n government, the theory of it, and the lives of political leaders. To this he addi'd assiduous practice i n writing nnd extemporaneous speaking. He belonged to Whig Hall and the Liberal Debating Club. Wilson is not reeordo 1 ns a prize debater, lint he did score as second sophomore orator. At the age of twenty-two he signalized the closing of his undergraduate days at Prince ton by breaking into the Inter? national Revlowis, in its issue of August. I87f|, with an arti? cle entitled "Cabinet Govern? ment in the United States." The article contrasted British and American systems of gov? ernment, pointing out the ad? vantages in the British. hi the full of IST't Wilson took up the law course at the University of Virginia, where he indulged in a long, drooping mustache, and in membership in the Glee Club. "She Sleeps, My Lady Sleeps," is shown by Old programs of university con 'certs to have been one of Wil son's tenor solos. In May, 1882, In- carried his luw diploma and an oratorical prize to Atlanta, Qa.j where lie opened an otlice for the prac? tice of law. The ollice, how? ever, did not prosper, und after eighteen leasurely mouths ho gave up. Tin- Atlanta experiment, however, was far from event? less. Although litigants gave him nothing to do, he was not idle, lie improved his time by securing the promise of Miss l?llen Louise Axson to be his wife. Tlie Axsons were a I prominent Georgia lowlands family. The young couple were married in 1885. In 1881) appeared "('ongres sionul (lovornmont, a Study of Government by Committee," by Woodrow Wilson. The bulk if 1 lie labor on t his volume was done during Wilson's two year course in science of gov? ernment in .lohn Hopkins I'ni versity. which accepted the work as n thesis and conferred Upon the author the degree of! Ph. I). In the fall of lSS'i Mr. Wilson begin teaching political econo? my to the girls of Bryn Mawr. Prom this institution he went to Wesloynn University, where j he remained until called to Princeton in 1890 to occupy the chair of jurisprudence and pol? itics. In 1902 he was elected president of Princeton. President Wilson made it clear at the start that conditions ut the University were to ho changed, ami, whether for bol? ter or for worse, to be changed radically. He stated that col? leges needed to be revolutioniz eii, and went so far as to say he would endeavor "to gradu? ate students as unlike their fathers as possible." His policies kept him in al? most continuous conflict with the University trustees and, professors. In fact,'the bitter-! est controversies in the institu? tion's history marked his term.! Wilson's friends nay it was a conflict .between u Progressive and Democratic President and the forces of privilege and aris? tocracy. in May 1910, the Graduate College of Princeton University became the legatee of a three million dollar estate, which could not be accepted without sacrificing Wilson's policies. The money was accepted. The president's resignation did not come, however, until after the New Jerssy State Democratic convention, on September lfl, 1910, had nominated him for the governorship. In the fol lowing November Now Jersey wont Democratic for the tlrst time since 1832 nnil elected i Wilson by a large majority. I The spare, well formed, gray eyed man started bis campaign , by ordering the State chairman of his party out of his ofllce, \ never to return. He also forced j through a Democratic Assem? bly and Republican Senate a direct primary and election law which takes the organization of both parties in New Jersey out of the hands of the bosses. Johnson Scores A Victory. I Stonega, Va.. Nov. t",.?A strong Republican in this pre einet assailed Mr. W, A. John son about as follows: "Mr. Johnson, I'm a poor man, and all I have to depend on is a little job. Now when the Republicans uro in power, tho great financiers turn their money loose, and when the Democrats are in power, they don't, and therefore I'm a He publican." Mr. Johnson re? plied, "Well, I think you won't have to worry about that, any more. You will remember there was Napoleon, a great] conqueror, 'The people thought '(>h! if we don't tight for Napo? leon, we'll bo ruiin-d etc.,' but Napoleon was dually exiled, ami put away ntT on an Island to himself and those people bad to timl sonn? other eouqueror to light for. Now that's the way the Republican party will be. They'll bo exiled." Electoral Vote by States. Itolow we give ilie- latest revised vote Tor i he various presidential candidate! which ulll prohabl) not Is- changed as only it few scattering precincts In some of the Slates have not been beard from and thev \vill not effect tin- vote In the electoral college: you Wlt.S?N, Kentucky. lit Louisiana ..10 Malm- . II Mar) laud S Massachusetts is Mlsalatilppl . 10 Missouri . IS KOW Hampshire . I N. w Jersey 11 New Nexlco :i New York I.-. North Carolina . 19 North Dakota . -"> tilli,> .. 94 Oklahoma . Ill Oregon fi KIlCMle Island South Carolina. . '.' Tciineiico 19 Teva- 'JO Virginia . 19 West Virginia 8 Wisconsin 18 Wyoming ? '' lull KOOSRVELT. Cilifornla . . .. . IS| Mioblgan . 1.1 Minnesota. . 19 Pennsylvanl i its South Dakota ?'< Washington 7 l'Olt TA l i ITtAb. I Vermont . ...... 4 Total . 8 Sunday School Convention. The Virginia Sunday School! Association has issued posters of the Great Sunday School j Convention of the South-west,] which is to be held at I'ulaski on Nov. 2i> and 21. All Sunday Sohool workers of its eighteen counties west of Roanoke are invited to attend as delegates from their Schools und will be entertained by tho people of j I'ulaski. A large attendance is expected. The list of speakers shows that every phrase of Sunday School work will bo discussed, and by the best Sunday School Spenkers of the State. Among the subjects we note, "Train? ing tin; Teachers," "Solving Problems," "The Older Roy," "Tho Girl Problem,"' "Teach? ing by Objects," "Soul win? ning," "Adults i n Sunday School," <&c, <&c. Tho Convention will open Wednesday morning Nov. 20th at in:30, and close at 4:30 Thurs? day afternoon. Official Vote of Wise County Gladeville:--Wilson, 131; Tsft. 143: Roosevelt, 08; Blemp, 936; Ayers. 145; Qraham, 81, Norton:- Wilson, 171. Taft, M: Roose? velt. 58; Stomp, 19?. Avers, 18?: tlraham. 18. Ilound Top ?Wilson, 8; Taft, 39; Roosevelt, 84; Blemp; 58; Ayera; 6; (Ira liam, in Roaring Fork:?Wilson, 4; Taft. 8; Roosevelt, 11; Blemp, 81, Ayera, 8; t.ra ham, it. Tacoma: Wilson, 55: Taft 22 . Roose vclt, 10; Hlemp, 88; Ayera, 81; Oraham, Pound:? Wilson. 88;Taft. 42; Koose roll 8; Stomp, 83; Ayera, lofl; Oraham, 0 Rmulsville: -Wilson, 68; Taft. 17: Roosevelt, 8; Stomp, 81; Ayera, 7.'i. t.ra llAUl, 0. Hamilton: Wilson. 12: Taft, 35; Roosevelt, SO; Stomp, 70; Ayera, i:t; tlra bam, 1. 'I'asso:?Wilson, 37:Tift, 80; Rooee relt, 0; Stomp, 88; Ayera, 2?; Graham. 1 Coeburn -Wilson, 211. T?n. 137; IbMisevell, l.Vi; Hlemp, 34i>; Ayers, 238; Graham, in. Clay House Wilson, 93: Taft. 60; Roosevelt, 18; Stomp, 80; Ayers, ?7; lira bam, 0 Big Stone Gap:?Wilson, K.9. Taft, 118; Roosevelt, 57; Blemp, 180; Ayera, 105J (ir.tli.iin, ;i KastStouc ?Jap Wilson. 110, Taft, rt",. Roosevelt, 30; Stomp, 140; Ayers, 183; Graham, o. Sloncga:?Wltaou, .17; Tart, 15; Roose? velt. 31; Blemp, 101; Ayers. 42; Graham, Appahvohla:?Wilson, J03, Taft, 119; Roosevelt, 89; Blemp, 800; Ayera, 11?; Graham, 8. Total Wilson. 1879; Taft,851: Roose? velt. 573; Slemp, 171MI; Ayers, 1488, Ura Official Vote of Lee County. dixie:?Wilson, 88; Taft, 18; Roose? velt, 9; Avers, ys Blemp, 16. Hal. s Mill - Wilson, 72; Taft, 50; Roosevelt, 9; Avers. ;.">. Stomp, no. Bale* Torce -'-Wilson, if.: Taft, 51; Rooserelt,48; Avers, 70. -slemp. Ill, Morg in store- ?Wilson, 73; Taft. 49; Roosevelt, 113: Ayers. 81; Blemp, 172. Bishops Store - Wilson, .'.I; l ift, 110, Roosevelt, 10: Avers. 60; Slemp. 98 Blaekwater;. Wilson. 101; Taft. 7il. Roosevelt. 17; Ayers, 109; Slemp. lift'. Hunters Gap:?Wilson, 17; Taft. Is; Roosevelt, 88; Avers. 47; Slump. 44. Joncavilla:?Wilton, 170: Taft, 69; Roosevelt. 63; Avers, 192; Slemp. 224. Stlckleyvilla:? Wilson. 13; Taft, 45; Ii.veit. 88; Avers 45; Blemp, T7 Ilms! Store:?Wilton, 37; Taft, 20; It osevelt, 18: Ayers, 41; Slemp,89. I'ennlugton (lap -Wilson, 98; Taft, mi; Roosevelt, 49; Avers, 111: Slemp, 11" 8U Charles:?Wilton, 67; Taft, 38;I Roosevelt, 101 ; Ayera, 77. Slemp, 150. BobbinsChapel" - Wilson, 8; Taft, 53; Booteveit, 0; Avers. 5: Slemp. 68. Keokeo Wilson. 8; Taft, 14; Roose? velt, 83; Avers, 9; Slemp. 57. Seminary:?Wilson, 37; Tall, 38; R.h.se.elt, II. Avers. 31 . Slemp, 90. Ifryilen: ? Wilson, 66; Taft, 04, Roose? velt, 13; Avers. 09; Slump, 85. The totalsaro:?Wilson, 1,033; Taft, 099; Roosevelt, 677; Avers. 1120; Slemp, 1521; Graham, 35; llchs hail 9. anil C'lialiu 10 in the county Scott Connty Official Vote (late City, Vit., Nov. 7.?Ofll oial vote ot Scott county: Wil? son 1,321; Taft, 667: RooBoyelt, 1,075: Avers, 1,:I87; Slemp, I, '?Hi; (Irahnm, 81. J. 0. ST RA LEY DEAD. Rev. J. < >. Straley, presiding elder of the Tazewell District ol the M. 10. Church, dropped Dead ftt the district parsonage at S o'clock Wednesduy after? noon. He was in his usual good health und spirits ull day, und a few minutes before his death was playing with his children on the lawn and at the burn. He went to the burn to feed his horse and coining out fell at the door of the barn. Several men, happening to be near, were attracted by the screams of the children und car? ried the bouy into the house. In the meantime physicians were phoned for, but when they arrived life was extinct. His death was tlue to apoplexy, or was perhaps due to a paralytic stroke. He hud Buffered two strokes previously. His stid den death caused intense excite? ment. His wife and children were almost frantic, and their grief wus pitiable. Sympathe? tic neighbors rushed to Mrs. Straley's aid, and did whut they could to lighten her burden. Mr. Straley was in his second year as Presiding oldor here. He was a vigorous, progressive and popular preacher. His widow and llvo children sur? vive. Remains were taken to Kmory yesterday for burial. Deceased was about 60 years of age.?Tazewell News. Shoe Repair Shop. I am prepared to do all kinds of shoe rep-tiring in tlrst class and up-to-dato style. My shop is on Wood Avenue, in the Wolfe Building, and 1 solicit your patronage. adv. W. H. Lawson. Road Meeting Citizens of the Richmond! District Favor Bond Is? sue at Mass Meeting Saturday. A largo number of citizens of the Richmond Magisterial Dis? trict met in the town hall at this place Saturday afternoon and discussed the proposed issue of bonds in the amount of $120(000 for the completion of the roads in the district as laid out by the county at tho time the original bond issue of seven hundred thousand dollars was issued. 1'racticallv all the roads as originally surveyed have been graded, but a largo portion of them have not been macadamised, and it is the pur? pose to use the money derived from the- proposed issue to com plete the macadam. With this amount all roads that have been graded and sur? vey ed can be completed, when this district will have one of the most complete system of macadamized roads of any sec? tion its si/e in the south. The meeting was enthusias? tic und all phases of tho situa? tion was discussed by leading citizens o f the district, ami when the vote was taken as to whether or not wo should peti lion the cunt for an election on the issue there was only one veto against the proposition. The chairman of the meeting, Hon. Jno. W. Ghalkley, ap? pointed Messrs. R. T. Irvine, H. It Parker, Mayo t abell, A H. Heeder and W, R. t'oilier, a committee to prepare the no cessnry details to in' presented to the Hoard of Supervisors, who will request the court to order an election to determine tho wishes of the citizens on the subject, and the election will probably be held early in December, and if the issue car ries, and there is no doubt but that it will, the completion of the macadam on all the roads in the district will be done next year. The pe0p|e of the district are in favor of the hood issue and there will be very little opposi tion to it. Fine Speci? mens Of Fruit Raised by E. L. Cousins ou Display in this Office Mr. K. 1.. Cousins, who lives near Ore ton, and one of the most prosperous farmers and fruit growers in this section of the state, brought some line specimens of tin- different va? rieties of apples he raised this year to this office Saturday, and we now have them ou dis? play, and cordially invite till who desire to call and sec them. There is n great deal of in? terest being manifested in this section in regard to fruit cul? ture, and within a few years this section can boast of some very tine orchards. Mr. Cous? ins has an orchard of over a thousand trees and thoy are just beginning to bear. There is also a number of young or? chards in Wise and Lee coun? ties that have just readied the bearing age, and new orchards are being planted every year in different localities. Whether you are interested in fruit culture or not, hut would liko to see something nice cull und take a look at tho samples left with us by Mr. Cousins. Awarded Big Lumber Con? tract. The Middlcsboro Lumber Co., was awarded the contract this week for furnishing the large timber for the reconstruction of the tipple at the plant of the [Virginia Iron, Coal it Coke Co., which plant is expected to go into blast befqre.the lirst of the year. The contract awarded to the Middieaboro Lumber Company calls for 200,000 feet of lumber. ?Middleaboro News-Record. PRETTY WEDDING, A pretty wedding took plnco On last Thursday ovening, No? vember 7, at the homo of tho bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. l>. Hodge Hruco, when Miss II at tie Bruce became tho bride of Mr Howard L. Cummings. The ceremony was performed at 7:l"> o'clock, by the Rev. B. M. Moreland, pastor o f the Trinity Methodist Church, South, at this place, in tho presence of a limited numbor of relatives. T h e rooms wero tost.'fully decorated with banks of ferns nnd chrysanthemums in bower liko otTect, supple? mented by an attractive ar? rangement of cut Rowers. Tim bride and groom wore unattend? ed. They left on the L. it N. train for Springfield, Ohio, the home of tin- groom's mother, where they will spend their honeymoon. The bride wore a handsome suit of navy blue diagonal cloth with hat and other appoint? ments in harmony. Mr. and Mrs. Cuminings will return to tho Gap about Nov. 20, and will make this place their future homo. Mr. Cum mings holds a prominent posi? tion in the sales department of the Stonega Coke und Coal Company in the general otllces here. t'n last Wednesday evening Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bruce en? tertained at dinner in honor of the bride and groom und tho out of town guests. Home Mission Meeting, The regular monthly meeting of the Wimi.iii h Hum" MLakIou .Society wan held Thursday Nov. 7, ?t the home of Mr- I W. Kelly, the president in tho chair The rneeUng opened by tinging "llli.ii i Krlend ere hive in Jesua. ' Then following tin- Scripture reading? from Mathewa, .' ih.ipt.-r,'41 to 99 verses l i...: by the paalor, Hev, Moreland. The devotional part of tho uicoting WAS omitted, in order to iijijmint leaden, and lieu.. -, for the ?eck ..I prayer, which wiil 1?- from Noverber I? to 94, Leaders Sunday, Nov. 17. Hev. More land, subject for morning?"Onr Conn try's debt to Christ." Evening,?"Untta in making nur Country God's Country.'' Monday. Sov l*. Mrs l'cttll'. leader. Subject, "American Indians, Afrlcaiia Asiatics. ' al the hoiue of Mra II. A. W. Skeeii, Tucaday, N.n in, Mis. Benedict, lesdur Suhjcet.?"The frontier ami the Island Possessions'*, at the home of Mrs. J, II. Mathewa Wednesday, \m 90, Mrs .1 II Math BWS leader Subject,. "Immigatlon," at the hoim of Mra I. t), I'eUItt, Thursday. 91, Mrs.MorgahYoung ? !. i Subject -"'I'h.' Ilural Kcgions and tho Cities/'at the boino of Mrs. .1. Avl.-y (lilmer Friday Nov 99, Mrs, W. It Kllboum, leader, Suhjcet.? "AmericanSocial Prob? lem' . at the home of Mis. Iltis MoUSSr, Saturday, Nov. 9:1, Mrs Martin, leader. Subject Prayer and fellowship," st 111.; home of >irs Malexin Smith Sunday, Nov. 94, Sermon, by Itev. Moreland. Subjects .Morning.?"Our Country's opportunity for Christ." Kve. iiing,"Unity in making our Country i lod'a t 'otintry.'1 Next followed the business part of the meeting. Treasurers report was read and appiovcil. |!I.K dues wss collected. Twelve mOmberS ami four visitors were present Wo were glad to welcome our new pastor's and presiding elder's w ives us members of our socloty Our district Secretary, Mrs. C. (J. I ounls, of Coeburn, was present and urged all membera w ho had lint paid the extra 11 eO assessment to tie sure to be at the neat regular monthly meeting, which will lie with Mrs I. O, i'ettlt. Tliurs. day. Dcceillbci and bring their dollar. The Fourth Vice President's report waa as follows: Visits, l>; delicacies. .'), (lowers. I. shut in cheered, 1; gar incuts given, 44; money. Uta; invited to church. 'J invited to prayer meeting, H. After repeating the Lord's Prayer the meeting closed ami a social half hour followed, in which tho hostess served delicious refreshments, w hich were much enjoyed by all present. Butt, Phesr Wouk The Black wood Coal anil Coke Company, of whichC. J. Creve ling is Qeneral Superintendent, is boreing with a big auger at tliti famous Pardee Mines on Roaring Fork. It takes a big augur to handle a seam of coal elevon feet thick and all the best of coal.?Norton News. MINERS wanted by Stonegap Colliery Com I pany, Glamorgan, Va. Steady i work. Highest price per ton I paid in the district. Healthy camp. Kxcellent water. School Iund church facilities. > Stonegap Colliery Co. ;ii). J. S. CHRYNEY, Q*n'l Suet.