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The Big Stone Gap Post.
Love Society Better Than
Work On Farm.
Washington, November 21
A sharp urrningmeiit u( im
farmers' wives nnii daughters
nf the country, iiinl incidental
|y their eily Hinters, in contain?
ed in n report made to-day liy
George K Liolmos, chief of the
Mi vision of production and dis?
tribution of the Agricultural
department'. Though wagen
have risen steadily during I I
years, Mr. Holmes declares the
woman of the present age have
forgotten or are too proud to
indulge In household w?lk on
the farm. The lure of "society"
which has reached out to the
farm, he says, is much to blame
for the condition, which he de?
scribes as "acute".
"Country girls as well as city
girls," says Mr. Holmes, in re?
porting to Secretary Wilson,
?seem to regard household
labor for hire as undesirable.
Joined with this fact is the
other one that the women of
the farmer's family are neither
able nor willing to repeat the
manual labor of their grand
mot hers mi the farm."
The raising of the Standard
of living on the farm, the re?
port, continues, is responsible
in ;i measure for the women of
the farm engaging in "social
functions," Which the Govern?
ment holds to be "incompatible
with the performance of house?
hold labor.'' The passing of
tlie old-tirriedomestic industries
is deplored and Mr. Holmes
adds that "it is rare thnt one of
the younger women know how
to knit."
"Throughout large areas."
be said, "the pride of the house
wife in great stores of proBor
VeS, dried and pickled fruits,
berries and vegetables, rixists
chiefly ill history and depend
oiico is placed mostly upon the
local st?re for the products of
t he cannery and the evnpora
Within the period mentioned
.Mr. Holmes reports that wugos
paid to men laborers on the
farm have risen as high as 70
per cent and that harvest hands
are now paid upwards of $20 a
month with board, for the
farni laborer who lives on the
farm the year around. Mr
Holmes declares t he money
paid does not represent the real
value of his remuneration, for
the "cost of living" virtually is
solved for him.
G??dloe's Promotion,
Concerning I ho pi.ol Ion of Mr. 'I'. It
iiNMlloo of this place, to Southern Din
i in Manager of the United States Tire
oinpany the Charlotte <N C.) ObaerVci
ii ita Issue of the 20th Insl 8 iys
The brunch house of the United States
I lr? Company for North arid South Caro?
lina will l?o located at 10 ^.?iitn ' hnreh
?ttvdt In the building owned by Dr.
i h oles L Alexander. Hu m- quarters
.veru selected yesterday by Mr O. V
I'wcody, hiaiiagor of the eastern district,
in'! the papors convoying one-year
lease havo boon signed, scaled and dollv
ered through Mr. K. < . flrl filth. It is
In Id probable that tile company w ill
biilbl .i home of its own at the expiration
of i ho lease.wbleh is olTcctlvel leccihbei I
The consummation of this deal was
the mollcatlon of the earlier on.' closed
with officials of this company In New
York Wednesday of iast week w hen the
elaliiis of this city to preferment were
presented by a delegation from the Great:
er Charlotte Club, headed by I'rcsldoni
Hook and Seorotary Can-away. Accom?
panied by the latter Mr, Tweedy spout
yestorday examining numerous proflorcd
sites, roKCrvlng his decision until late in
ii..- afternoon.
Mr. Tweedy was dearly inucli pleased
with Charlotto, Knthuslaatlcally ho
spoke hi commendation of its people,
their spirits, the omnipresent hustle and
the town's acocaslblllty. It was ohosen
ho said, after a careful inspection of all
tlu-priiicip.il towns und etiles between
Itlobinoud and Vtlanta, No other place
was found that combined the advantages
possessed by Charlotte.
It will probobly be tin- first of the year
before the new branch gut* well under
way. Three traveling salesmen will have
this as headquarters and then- will Ik
live men in the office The territory
handled will bo that between the Rieh
mond ami Atlanta branches. It w ill he
under the supervision of Mr. T. It. Oood-i
loe, of Atlanta, who become* the new
manager of the Southern district, being
transferred from Richmond,
The United Slates Tire Company bus
factories at Indianapolis, Hartford, t'bel
m?, Providence ami Detroit with a total
outputof over ft.OGO tire* a day. The
company is 18 months old, harliig
Itceil formed l?y the merging "f Morgan
and Wright. Ilnrtfotil. Continental and
II. ?V .1. It employ* about 8,800 people.
It is really synonymous with the United
States Itubbor Coinpaity and has olllce
in its own 80-atory building at the comer
ol Ufly right street and llroidWay. It
has 17 branches. i'i this country and about
?Jis) traveling men. Tlic company manu?
factures nil kinds oi auloniobllo, pneu
matte trucks* inotoreyele, bleyole ami i
Othei tires Mr. K SI Williams of New
York, is president and Mr. J. M. Gilbert i
i- general manugor. j; :'.
'?Wo fouud it necessary t? open a
branch hero to pro|iorly dlatribulo our
lire? through the Carolinas." said Mr.
Twee.lv. ? The Greater Charlotte Club
has shown i -:.-.-?t deal of llltorcai anil we
appreciate tlic energy and assistance of
its secretary, Wo will carry a large
Stock of Urea here, While we do not Reil
a? retail, wo operate these branches large?
ly for the accommodation of automobt
lists as service stations so that adjust?
ments can bo made wltli dispatch The
laet that this ? III bo (iharlotto'a third
suck station attests Ibi growth as an an
tomobilc center."
Mr. Tweedy left lost iilglit for Atlanta
to i mil, i- with M r Ooodloo
Dance At St. Paul.
The most enjoyable social event o( this
season was tin; dance given by the <ier
ni ui Chili of st Pauli i<: the Itlite Sulphur
Hotel Friday night. Musi.: wail furnish?
ed by the hi j .st.me orchestra aiuldancing
was kept up until . vor) laielio?r. Those
ilanclng w.: Mr liardaway, with Mi.-.
Gardner; Mr Marl; itllhuaii wllit Miss!
Carper: Mr M. M hougwitli Miss .Innelt
llailoy. of Hlg Stone Gap; Mr, Hill llalicy
wild Mi-s |{.ile I licks, of Graham; Mr
Daw Wood with Miss llurmaiii, of Coo
hurli; Ml llnrr) Ituutlt with Mi*s Hai
Dogelt; Mr. Hill Aver* with Mis- Willie
Shoemaker, I.ol.: Mr Con Lynch
with Miss Hess nil.r, ofl?bauou; Mr.
Stevens wltli Miss I'.lair. of Dante. Mr.
Ulluiei with Mrs Heuser nf Citchuru;
Mi. Harold I'lvetnun with MlnaOallleJi, of
lllackwuod; Mr. Dlok Mead with Miss
l.uelle llnugliiiiati, of Dante Hi. Itilok
uer with Miss Verna Itouth, of laibanmi;
Mr Itlggs, with Miss Deilrlok.ul Danle;
Mi an.I Mi . Mollelvy, ..t Vortoii; Mr.
Itodkey, Kay l.ttmly, Mi (lllnier, of Lob
i..I ; ,1 ? .1
Handy, Mr and Mia, UeiiiioliAiup oft as
An Opportunity For Busy
? . I ,-..,!! II, .I
imirsi in Agriculture! for the Induing of
i onise in \ u't iriiltuie for the training of
yuiug men who expect toougage in farm?
ing; aiiil several courses ol on.' mouth
: ?
glyun this year rrpm IV. einher Hist to
.lanuiaiy !kl It Is fot pracliclal former*
who cannot spare a longer time from their
work, hence the name "Farmers' Week."
'rhe preliminary annouiicomcuts, just
i.iv,.I. state thai l!.,' fi.lays will he
devoted to dlKOUSiiions ol' some of the
mos I iuiporiatit priihlcms of Vit gin ki far?
mers, Including methods "i maintaining
soil fertility, the use of fertilizers, corn,
grass and potaloo growing, crop rota?
tions, dairying, the farm orchard, the
[breeding and Uwiling >.i live stock These
and ,it her subjects w ill he dismissed In n
practical way by the agricultural fa. ulty
of the V r I. and hy a numbor of speak?
ers from didtirout part* of the State and
oilier states TWO hours each day will
be devoted U> donulnatrattons of Impor?
tant farm operations, flu: Virginia Slate
Com growers' Assoclatluu will ihcel at
Itlauksburg during farmers' Week, and
will have a cotD|Mitatlve exhibit of corn';
The expuuso of attending Fanners
Week will he small. It la probable that
the railroads will giant reduced rates,
and visitor* will bo boarded by tin Col?
lege at cost. No Too is charged. Since
Farmers' Week . nine -during the holi?
day ... a-,, ii when 'he regular student*
are absent,, Uie College w ill he able to
take eure of all who i-oine.
Tho i.l. a thai the Agricultural College
has a duty to ihe mature farmers of the
State, a* well as to tin: comparatively
low youug uicn w it., matriculate aa regu?
lar students, is now generally rccogulxotl.
Neatly every Agricultural College now
..tl.-rs short winter courses, and at manv
(farmers' Week, similar to thai establish?
ed by Y, I". I. ha- been a profitable
feature roi several years. We hope our
1 fanners wUI go to Ulacksburg in large
numbers, The Agricultural Collsge was
j cstablislual to servo the fanners of the
State, and here is ug.s?! Opportunity for
them to gel in touch with it,
Virginians Want One Great
Washington, Nov. 22 ?Prosi
. dent Taft today was strongly
' urged to diroet the expenditure
of $500,000, recently appro?
priated by Congress, on the
construction of a grout experi?
mental road from Alexandria,
I Va., to Mount Vornou, the tomb
of Washington. The request
I was mudo by Senator Martin
and Representative Carlib, of
Virginia, who told the Presi?
dent of the appropriation by
Congress, and declared that
not only would the construc?
tion of this road moot all the
requirements of the law, but
Would gratify the country as a
Congress appropriated for an
experimental postal road, with
the object of encouraging the
movement for g d 6 d roads.
Senator Martin had understood
that the appropriation was to be
divided into small sums for
each State, und that the De?
partment of Agriculture, wh ich
will handle the appropriation,
contemplated taking many
small bites at the cherry.
The Virginia Senator and
Representative pointed out
thai tin- numerous experiments
would accomplish little, in
their opinion and would be far
removed from the eye of tlu>
officials in Washington, who
would he most deeply concern?
ed in the experiment. They
suggested that if the money
wore spent in one block in
building a road to Mount Vor?
nou t Ii e country would bo
pleased, an the movement for
g.1 roads would ho helped
much more than if the piece
meal plan were adopted. The
President is understood to have
agreed with his callers, hut did
not promise what he would do.
Three Fires at Norton.
Norton, Ya., Nov. 22. -Nor?
ton siill'ered heavily from three
hires during the past week. Mr.
Is. K. Isaac, the insurance man,
lost his house ami its entire
I contents by lire early Saturday
[morning while he was away in
Scott county, Mrs. Isaac also
being away on a visit, to her
parents in Kock Castle COUnty,
The home of Wm. Todd wus
destroyed early Wednesday
morning and three houses bo
longing to the Norton Coal!
Company, were, also entirely
I consumed by tire early Sunday
morning. The Todd home is
said to have caught from some
unknown cause. M r. Isaac's loss
is said to bo $3000, with but
little insurance.
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
tin Friday November 15 the)
VV. ?. T. I'. held its regular
monthly meeting at the home
of Mrs.' M. It. MoCorkle. An
encourging number of the mem?
bers were present so that the
business before the organiza?
tion was promptly attended to.
The President opened t h e
meeting by reading the 23rd
chapter of Proverbs as Serip
inre Less?n, following which
Mrs. Wood led in tin earnest
prayer for the success nf the
Temperance work both locally
and nationally. Afterwards
there was an interesting dis?
cussion on th.' evils of beer and
whisky drinking.
This being the occasion fori
the annual election of officers,
it was voted to keep the old offi
cers with but one change. Mis.-.
Rosa Bruce was elected
Treasurer to succeed Mrs. J. W. j
Those present derived much
help and inspiration from the
meeting. It was decided to
push tho cause, of Temperance
in our town which being nor?
mally "dry" yet stands in
greater need of reform than
many places whore the saloon
plants itself openly. It is an
>p:-n secret that the quantity
of alcoholic drinks consumed in
Rig Stone t hip is startling.
The.next meeting of the W.
C.T. IJ. will be held at the
home of.Mrs. M. R. MeCorklo
on the 2nd Friday in December.
All who fetd an interest in this
j work aro cordially invited to
' attend.
Trainload Shipped From
Tazewell to Eastern
Market at 15 cents
per Pound.
On Wednesday afternoon
"The Turkey Train" pussed
North Tazewell, consisting of
?Ji enr loads of fine birds, dis?
tributed us follows: it. W.
Shrove, Doran?- earn. W.
W. Easterly, Cleveland 1 ? Prod
|{. Steele, Tazewell, from
Clinch Valley ? cars?from
Cleveland :t?Castlewood and
I lungannon i each.
From Tazewell?Fi Thomp?
son, 'J; A. J. lliKgmbnthum, 4;
M. L. Peory, J; 0. II. Reynolds,
2; and E. k. Crockott, 1 cur
from Tip Top making a total of
21 cars. Fach car averaged
about 1200 turkeys. This foots
up 24,200 birds,averaging about
10 pounds each, a low estimate
making 242,000 pounds, The
price paid for these turkeys
here this oason averaging 16a
per pound,giving $30,300,8 nice
little sum of pocket money for
the women of the Clinch Valley
ami the cost of raising was not
great. Turkeys are quoted at
10 and '_'o cents wholesale in
market, By the time this
reaches the table on Thanks
giving day the cost, will have
more than double,
Under the above heading,
thu Deeomber Cosmopolitan
runs a profusely illustrated in?
terview with Minium Fritzi
Schelf >.\lrs. .lohn PpX, Jr.,)
which in of peculiar interest to
Dig Stone Qapians who know
ami love the comic-opera slur
for her many excellent qualities
of mind ami heart.
Space forbids us giving the
interview as a whole, but the
reference to the play in which
Mrs. Fox is now starring we
give below:
"There ore a great many
reasons why 1 like my new role,
Mit/.i, in "The Love Wager,"
better than any part I've hud
since 'Mile. Modiste.' One is
that 1 have to wear a pig-tail.
I have doted on pig-tuils ever
since I was a little girl. In
those day:; I used to have two;
then too, besides wearing a
pig-tail, 1 have a sung in which
I play the drum. That song I'm
sure oannot fail lo make a hit
because the public always
adores mo when 1 play the
drum, So you sue, when I'm
old anil voiceless ami toothless,
II shall still have a vocation'
open to me in America. I can
then earn my living as a drum
For Prevention of Mine Dis?
asters in Germany.
Berlin, Nov. 22.?The tier
man emperor is giving close
personal attention to tho pre?
vention of mine disasters and
liupes by the means of chemis?
try to tind a practical safety
device. In u speech delivered
today at the dedication of the
chemical institute of the Km
peror William Scientific Foun?
dation ho explained that his
idea contemplated u harmless
chemical compound, a change
in which would warn miners of
the dangers of lire damp. Tho
emperor said he hud applied to
the German Technical School
for suggestions in this direc?
()u Thursday afternoon and
evening, l?ec. 12, the Ladies of
the M K. Church, South, are
to have their holiday sale, con
sisiiiiK of linens, Christmas
novelties, aprons, und fancy
articles. Ice-cream, cuko and
home made candies sold also.
MIN HKS wanted by
Stoncgap Colliery Com
puny, Glamorgan. Vn. Steady
work. Highest price per ton
paid in tho district. Healthy
camp. Fxcellent water. School
and church facilities.
Stonegap Colliery Co.
30. J. S. CHEYNEY, Ueo'l Supt.
I Mining in South and Virginia.
1 The mining industry in Vir?
ginia ii.i-- had a remarkable de
vetopment during the punt ton
yearn. The annual value turn?
ed out was, in round numbers,
$9,000,000 in lOOOi the last con
BUS year, OS against only JO,
000,000 in 1002, or an increase
of tit per cent. There are now
160 mining operators in Virgin-1
ut in charge of 2 It mines, em-j
ploying 17,6911 persons. The
yearly expenses for labor, sup?
plies and materials is ?8,8tl.l,
064, These tigures include the
returns from quarries and nil
forms or mining enterprise, al?
though, of course, they are
mainly representative of the
tiitutnmouH coal mines.
In the South Atlantic States,
as n whole, tho value of the
mining output during tin- last
census period increased IS per
cent, or about ."> per cent more
than Virginia. Tito value an
nually turned out by the mines
and quarries Of Florida advan?
ced from $2,900,000 in l?9!l to
$3,'.lOO.uoo in 1009, or 202 per
cent In West Virginia and
North Carolina the gain in val?
ue of output during tin; census
period wus 5'J per cent. The
niinual output of the mines of
Arkansasand Texas was two
thirds greater in 1909 than (902
The Louisiana mine and quarry
output made a remarkable jump
from $279,327 in 1902 '<> jr. .".no,.
00(1 in 1909, Altogether there
are 231,000 wage-earners em?
ployed in the mines and (mar?
ries of the South, who now
turn out annually products
worth more than $200,000,000
Thosu tigurosjnot only include
the returns from quarries and
bituminous mines, but also
from copper and iron ore oper
Native whites and negroes
were originally employed in
the Virginia mines When coal
mining operations outran tin
supply of these classes of labor,
l-'nglish, Scotch, Irish and tier
mans were secured from the
Pennsylvania mining regions
and directly from abroad. With
the advent of the Southern Ku
mpcuus in considerable num?
bers, native Americans and
older immigrant employes be
gnu to leave the mines. As the
pressure of the competition
of the recent immigrant be?
came stronger, t h u original
body of employes left, the mines
and entered other occupations
or migrated to the mining Ileitis
of the West and Southwest.
At tho present time the small
proportion of the native Amer?
icans and older immigrants re?
maining in the mines of Vir?
ginia and West Virginia arej
found in the skilled and super-]
visory positions.
Taking the bituminous mill?
ing territory of the Southern
States as it whole, about 32 per
cent of the mine workers are
native Americans, :;."> per cent
are negroes, and tho remainder
are immigrants largely from
the south anil east of Kurnpe.
The principal races of recent
arrival in tins country employ?
ed in the Southern mines are
Croatian^, Magyars, North and
South Italians, Poles and Slo?
vaks. Only about one out of
every ten has had any exper?
ience in mining before coming
to this country. Richmond
Times Dispatch.
Arrested for Selling Whiskey.
Prasting, Va , Nov.-'.!. - lies,- Vanover
mi Incorrigible youth of seventeen, was
arrested hy the United Slates authorities
upon the charge of si lling Intoxicating
lii|iiorit in tin- town ul? Jonkins, Ky. Ku
was taken to London, in that state, where
court is now sitting, for trial It appears
that tho buy had been carrying on thin
Illicit traltlo for several months when
caught up with.
Krom a mere child young Vanover has
shown a tendency to outbreaking, ami
nothing that his parents could say would
serve to dissuade him from his wayward
course. He has served jail sentences
from the county authorities of this
(I)lskenson) county, and numerous tines
have buen imposed u|xiu him, hut still he
shows no tendency to reform.
Shoe Repair Shop.
I am prepared to do all kinds
of shoe repairing in first class
and up-to-date style. My shop
in on Wood Avenue, in the
Wolfe Building, and I solicit
your patronage. adv.
W. Fl, Lawson.
Letter to Santa Claus.
Appalachla, Va , Nor. ,'.?, UMS
Dear. Mr Editor ,
I ?am you to publish my letter to
Santa Clause, ax 1 am sure tliat he takes
your g.ssl paper.
I hare written to him a half dozen
tunes the last week acd I have iiot|heanl
a woril from him.
And I am aura ho will ace It If you put
It In your paper
Mr Kdllor, I hope my letter won't
n-aeh the waste basket;
Dear Santa Clause:?
Will write you a little letter as It la
near Ninas time
I am a little girl 7 year* old, just
started In school, my teaoher tella mo I
am getting along tine Her name Is
Mlaa Orr, ahe la an awful iweet teacher,
Santa you must not forget her Xmaa.
She deserves something nice. She Is
teaching over a hundred little girls about
the si/.e of myself.
1 want lota this Xmaa, 1 want you to
bring UM a locket, bracelet and a big
doll, and I will ho a good girl all year.
Itrlng all of my sister* n pretty lot of
things I have three hostile* myself.
Santa, 1 don t want you to bring Coy
anything: that hi my oldest sister Ile
eailso w hen she ha* company she does
not w ant me to come around. And she
gels candy and ehew ing gum and doesn't
?Met me any.
sauta If you are in Appalachla ami
wan't to buy a lloket any w here you can
get it from my brother, be I* the ticket
agent here in Appalachla; he doesn't
wan t any thing for Xtnae, but If you
wish you esu make him a present of a
rubber doll or something of the sort.
Santa, you must tint forget my Daily,
He runs on the 101 ou the V. it 8. W.
and sure you will SCO him w hen passing
around In your airship: if you do not see
him you will hear him blow his whis?
tle AIso remember my good mother
Your little friend,
Kuu? Lou .1 \mks
Birthday Entertainment.
Mm Marvin K. Kelly enter
turned a number of her lady
friends iin Tuesday of lust
week, in honor of tho hirtluluy
of her mother, Mrs. Kmkin
Tho guests wore asked to
briug their Bowing and a most
delightful afternoon was spent.
Aiming those who were invited
were: Madams H. T. Irvine,
C, C. Cochrau, titis Mouser, A.
Kyle Morison, J,L, McCormtck,
J. VV. Kelly. If. K. Ithouds, 11.
s. K, Morison, A. 11. Heeder,A.
lt. Owens, B. I'reseott, E. E.
Uoodloo, J. M. Qoodloo and VV.
T. (lood loe.
A delicious salad course was
served, followed by chocolate,
tea, nuts and candy.
Bij{ Mela! Shingle Business.
The Cortright Metal '.Hooting
Company,of Philadelphia* Pa.,
whose advertisemonts of Cort?
right Metal Shingles have been
i mining regularly in the " Post"
for nearly a year past, advise
us that 11)13 will show an im?
mense volume of business in
their line. It is gratifying to
carry the advertising o f so
prosperous anil successful a
concern ami to feel that the
"Post" has had some part in
creating such success. Any of
our readers interested in roof?
ing should write for literature
and further particulars.
An announcement made by
Postmaster General Hitchcock
is to the effect that $28,000,000
has up to a few days ago been
deposited in savings depositors
by 200,000 individuals ?an
average of; super depositor. The.
system is operated in 12,763
postollioes and 7,o"i7 banks have
qualified to receive postal sav
; ings funds.
The Virginia Iron, Coal und
Coke Company, in its October
production, broke all previous
records, having mined 166,833
tons, the Toms Creek mines
alone.ran 110,171 tons of the
coal shipped ovor Lambert's
Point piers on account of their
contract with Boston and Maine
J. E. Slump bus his grist mill,
near his residence o n Gilly
avenue, running every day,and
j solicits your patronage. Ho
bus u now sot ol french buhrs
and guarantees tirst-clnss ser
vico. Send him your corn
; when you want it ground.?
adv. -I7-&0

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