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INo Indictments
Judge Skcen's Probe in the
County of Wise is With?
out Results.
Wiho, Va., Nov. 28.?The
special grand .jury ompannclled
liV .ludgo Skeon, after u week's
work, Wae discharged on yoB
lerduy. The jury won compos
od ot Heven of the very best <-11 ? -
.'.eiiB in Wise county und had
three lawyers thereon. They
examined ICO witnesses, includ?
ing many Republican party
leaders in Scott, Russell, Lee
and Wine counties, in addition
to the general examination into
the conduct of tbe election in
Wise county. The jury failed
to make any election indict?
ments whatsoever. It obtain
j ed three letters from a former
' postmaster at Norton stating
? that be bad the promise of Ins
former job back if ho redeemed
Norton precinct and offering to
pay each of Ins correspondents
liberally if they would spend a I
week with htm organizing tbe
precinct. Kxumiuution of a
number of witnesses' at Norton,!
however, failed to disclose that
he luid used any money and the
parly leaders there sent bun
hack to Kentucky before elec?
tion day. It also obtained
positive information of four
envelopes sent out from the Rig
Stone Gap postonice to Repub?
licans, in thai precinct in a few
days before the election, each
containing ten dollars in cur?
rency, without any memoran?
dum or letter therein. The jury
was unable, however, to trace
tbe origin of these letters and
tlu-ir source is still a matter of
The investigation disclosed
two shipments of liquor from
Bristol to Dufitold for Republi?
cans, in Lee county which they i
had not ordered and about
which they did not know until
told by a Republican worker
that it they would go to DutHeld
express ofneo they would find
something there for t h e m.
Aside from these facts the re?
sult of the investigation indica?
ted a (dean and fair election in
this section of the district.
Mldilleslioro, Ivy., Nov. :io. A wctb j
ding 6f unusual Interest (.?>'? place in
tliin city Wednesday afternoon at I j
o'clock when Miss 11 race I ishcr Campbell
r'a* united in marriage to Mr. (Men
IIa,'Italian Southward. The service look
place at St. Mary'i Rplscopal tjhiirch;!
luv lt. K. Abraham oDloiatlugi and
Messrs A. I. Curutheraand C. \V Pur
< ,11 ai ling as ushers,
Long before the appointed hour the
church was crowded with friends of thu
contracting parties to wituesa the ceru
Praceeillng tho enlrance of the bridal
parly, Mrs Horace Bopcr sang aweotlj
anil effectively that beautiful Rennau
oiig, -Silent as Night'' by It,,Ion
Promptly at four to the strains of the
bridal chorus from Lohengrin the bride
leaning upon the arm of her father, pro?
ceeded down the middle aisle whore they
were met by the groom ami the minister
The beautiful ring service was used.
I biring the alhiplc hut impressive cere?
mony Mrs. I>. C. lilies played Llxst'a
"Dream of Love." At its conclusion the
bride and groom left by the front en?
trance of the church followed by the
members ..." the family.
The church was decorated in a profu?
sion of white chrysanthemums, winter
greens, ferns and potted plants, anil w|th
the beautiful stained glass windows as a
hack ground St. Mary's never presented
pi etiler scene
The bride looked radiant wearing a
white chiffon over soft white silk. Her
bridal veil w as worn cap fashion and a
wtenth of lilies of the valley held it in
place by a pearl pendent; an heirloom
Arouud her neck the bride wore a locket
uateh suspended by a gold chain; the
gift of the groom, and a lari;c pearl
brooch: a family heirloom. She earned
? shower bouquet of lilies of the valley.
The gooin wore the conventional black.
Thu bride is the youngest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs .1. \V. Campbell, ptsaeer
residents of this city. lty her charm of
manner she ha* won for herself a large
following Of friends. She w ill he sadly
missed In society here. The groom is
employed as engineer of the Sto
nog* Coke and Coal Company, with
olUces ai liig Stone Cap, and Is n capable
young man With a splendid future ahead
of Iii in. He has many friends in this
section who extend to him and Iiis bride
their heartiest congratulations ami beat
Nr tabes,
The wedding prcaeut? were nouierous
ami huudaouie BOtlsttUng of n cheat of
silver from the gtooiu ? parent*, uuele
aud atint, of WoithlnglOui Ohio, other
t beautiful uifts of cut ?las?, Aue linen,
silver, ete., atlcsteil tu Hie popularity of
tin- in Ide ami groom
Mr. and Mrs, Southward left fur lltg
Stone Hap mi the .'i o'clock train ami will
make their home u present at the Monte
Viata Until
Stonega Items.
Mr. anil .Mrs. A. Klanary, of
Appnlaehia. visited Mr. und
Mrs. c. I). Dully Sunday.
s. ti. Thomas went to Pristol
out; day lust week:
N. D. Presley returned from
a ten days vacation in Tonuos
bOo Sunday:
Mrs. 1 ? "f I- '?? County, is
visiting hor soil Melvin ut this
Mrs. W. Otoy, uf Louisville,
attended the wedding of her
son Wilbor.
.1. ('. Mitchell spent Saturday
und Sunday with his family in
the (lap.
Miss Delia Welli, of Wise,
visited at s. p. Catrons' last
,1. K. A ring ton received a
telegram from his father in
Russell county saying that he
was seriously hurt, instead of
his father arriving in Stonega,
as was expected.
Mr. Vaughn, of Norton, was
in town on business Monday.
.1. 1>. tTeagins, the sick and
accident man. was i ii town
Monday paying oil' claims.
V, D. Kilts, of Norton, was it
visitor hole Monday.
Miss Jauheita Collier, who
underwent an operation here
la-it Sunday for appendicitis, is
improving line ami will he able
to return home soon.
t'. ti. Dully is still suffering
with neuralgia,which has given
him a lot of trouble and pain
for the past year.
Rev. Shuler tilled his regular
appointment at I ho union
Uhurch hero Sunday night. The
sermon very interesting and
well worth going out to hoar.
Mr. ami Mrs. W. .1. Ilobbs
visited friends in Appulachia
Itev, 0. K. Anderson preach?
ed at Itodll Sunday.
W. 10. Muthews,formerly gen?
eral superintendent, has resign?
ed his position ami is moving
tu San Antonia, Texas, where
he will he oonnooted with the
Fowler It rot bor Land Com?
pany. We are wry sorry to
see Mr. Mathews leave, as he
has always been very kind and
nice to nil working people and
is well liked by all.
Tom Quiiiley spent Thanks?
giving at Pennington Gap,
! Mr. and Mrs. K, C. Taylor, of
the tiap. spoilt Thanksgiving
with VV. P.. Kdwards at this
Sam Collins, of Whitosburg,
passed through town Sunday
headed for Cincinnati to buy
goods for the tirm of Collins
und Sturgill, who uro opening
an llp-to-date store in Whites
.1. M. Young spont Saturday
and Sunday at P.ig Stone (lap
with his family.
Mr. ami Mrs. Pent I laugher
ty, of the Cap, spent the after,
noon of thanksgiving with ('.
N. Davidson at this place.
The Sunday Bchools [are still]
increasing in attendance add it
is hoped that we will have some
nice Christmas trees this com?
ing Christinas for the dear lit
[ tie ones.
Who, when, and where, are
the words often used in connec
tion with mysterious or things
we do not fully understand, in
the little town of Stonega, it
was thought that somebody
would gel married, and in the
minds of some it was very plain;
just when and where was the
mystery, but tilt was made very '
plain at 3:15 o'clock Thursday1
evening Nov. Js, at the home of
the bride, when Miss I'Tossie,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W, J. Hobbs, became the bride
of Wilbur Push Otey. Rev. 0.
K. Anderson made the nuptial
tie, using the ring ceremony.
All present enjoyed the occa?
sion, especially the dining
room scene, which was very
'.tastefully arranged, and each
one bountifully served.
OU could not send your friends a Christmas
present that would be appreciated more than
a ropy of the Big Stone Gap Post during iv'3- To
those who desire to send the Post as a present to
their friends we will make the special rate of
50c. for the Entire Year,
and will also, it desired, notify the ones to whom the
paper is sent that it is being sent by you as a pres?
ent. This does not apply t'' persons desiring to Sub?
scribe f'>r themselves, and no subscriptions at this
special rate will he accepted after January ist. You
can send the paper to as many as you like at this rate.
Help advertise this section by sending your
friends something they will appreciate and remember
you for every week through the whole year.
One thousand votes will be given in the
Piano Contest with each year's subscription.
Wilson's Vote
Less Than Bryan's in Cam?
paign of 1908.
New York, Nov. 29.?The
popular vote for presidentin tlio
elections of loin shows that
Wilson polled throughout the
country a total of C,160,848
votes; Roosevelt, 3,928,140, and
Tuft, 3,375,022, The Socialist
vote for Dobs amounted to 673,
vs:>, with the Socialist count
still unfinished in seven States.
In 1008 Dryan's popular vote
was 0,393,182 and that of Taft
Wilson's vote is 1,1 17,si 1 less
the combined vote of Taft and
In 1908 Taft's plurality over
pry an wus 1,244,49-1; Dubs re
coived 120,793 as Socialist can?
didate, and t'hliu 253,840 on
Prohibition ticket.
A Wooden-Legged Wedding.
liristol \ a.-Tenn., Nov. 30.?!
A! a wedding in Bristol, Kri
day when six persons wore
present, live of the number, it
is stated., hud artificial limbs.
Tin- officiating magistrate ami
all the others present, except
iug the bride, had experienced
l In- loss of a log, and each wore
nn artificial limit.
Prof. Chapman
After a long and lingering
illness Prof. I!. Y. Chapman
died at his home here in Nor?
ton on last Saturday, Novem?
ber 23rdj and his remains were
consigned to their last resting
place in the "Silent City of the
Dead," Sunday afternoon.
The editor of this paper bad
known Clinton Young Chap
man for nearly forty years?
having gone to school with him
and to him. His school-fellows
hero, there, and everywhere,
and Iiis fellow students will all
regret to hi ar of his demise.
Prof. Qhapman bad passed
his three-score years and leaves
bis wife und eight children to
mourn his departure.
Prof. Chapman was a native
son of the County of Lee; there
he was horned and reared;
there, in his boyhood days, ho
determined to acquire an edu?
cation. Horn of a poor but
honorable parentage, ho was
soon left upon his own resotir
ces. He entered the old field
school, in t h e days of log
houses, chinked with mud ami
moss. Little by little ami in
piecemeals ho added to his
stock of knowledge- teaching
in the fall and winter and go?
ing to school in the spring.
Ho finally triumphed by win?
ning his diploma at Cumber?
land College, and from that
distant date down to three
years ago?a period of more
I than a quater of a century?lie
devoted his time to sclKol-rooni
I In his last days he would call
In at ?Mir office and interesting?
ly talk on the happy days long
gone by. Hin memory was a
veritable encyclopedia richly
laden with facts from history,
sacred and profane, and was
filled with jewels from the
classics, both ancient and mod?
ern, and was ornamented with
polished poetic gems from the
"Bards sublime.',
Peace to his ashes. ? Norton
The highly touted tight be
tween the Mexican badger and
a pack of bulldogs was fully up
to the expectations of a majori?
ty of the 500 to GOO interested
spectators who worn present at
the Auditorium-Armory last
After a number of the tights
between excited bettors and
more or less gun play, T. B.
(iooilloe, the new district sales
manager of the United States
Tire Company, pulled one of
the most ferocious looking bad?
gers ever seen in Georgia, and
what occurred thereafter, dis?
appointed no one. The tight
was declared to he a druW hv
W. J. Stoddard and Blear, the
two referees.
Mr. (iooilloe was elected to
pull the badger from itH cage
by almost uuanimous vote.
H is only opponent for the honor
was Bradford Bvrd, a well
known newspaper man. Mr.
Byrd declared that he has look?
ed in the dictionary to find just
what a badger was, and not
getting the information, he do
elnred the honor.
Previous to the light there
was considerable betting and
two or three rough and tumble
light.-, oecurred. When K. K-.
Chambers, state manager of
tin- Federal Tire Company, saw
that Johnson and Gewinner,
the promoters of the light, had
taken advantage of Mr. Good
lot- in the matter, he drew a re?
volver ami fired several times
at Mr. Gewinner, none of which
j took effect.
The affair attracted the larg.
jest crowd of the week, and was
I enjoyed immensely by about
500 or tSOO persons. Mr. Good
loo arrived in Atlanta yester?
day, and this is the first affair
I of the kind he has ever partici?
pated in. At the conclusion
he was forced to make a speech.
?Atlanta (Ga.) Constitution.
The 1913 city taxes are ready
for collection. Five per cent
penalty after Uecembnr 1st.
P. H. B A RH?N, Treasurer.
adv. 2ti
M INERS wan ted by
Stonegap Colliery Com?
pany, Glamorgun, 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, Oto'l Supl.
Continental Coal Corporation
Drawing Coke.
Two hundred coke ovens at
Straight Creek, which h a v <>
been idlo for tho past several
years, arc being put in repair
by the Continental Coal Corpo?
ration, and will bo operated at
their full capacity.
Thirty-throe ovens were tired
on last Friday, and the tlrst
coke was pulled on Tuesday
morning. Other ovens will bo
tired as fast as repairs are com?
pleted, until the entire battery
is going. Tho company con?
templates putting into opera?
tion the one hundred ovens at
It has been a number of years
since COko was made at tho I
local mines, and many had sup?
posed that industry had been
permanently abandoned. The
revival of tho business by the
Continental Coal Corporation
will add impetus to the coul
business in this section, und
will bring hundreds of new la?
borers to tho county.
The coke made from tho
Straight Creek coul is of the
finest quality, and Hods a ready
sale in the market at top
prices.?Pineville, (Ky.(Sun.
Doing the Right Ihiug._
Judge Skeens grunted a peti?
tion last week to hold an elec?
tion on December Hist in the
Richmond District (or the pur?
pose of voting $130.000 bonds
with which to complete their
new pike roads.
This is a very wise move on
the citizens in the Richmond
Magisterial District and should
be closely followed by the Lipps
District. We cannot atTord tol
let our road work drop where|
it now stands and our citizens
should call a mass meeting im?
mediately and gut mi estimate
on the amount of money thut it
would require to finish our
roads, including a now road to
Tucoma, und petition bis Honor
Judge Skeon for a permit to l
cull uii election to decide this
mutter. Thero is no question
but what an election would
carry here as all our citizens
are in faver of completing our
roads. We beard u prominent
citizen remark Tuesday that he
would rather pay fca.OO person?
ally extra road tax each year
than to let our road stop, and
by the way thin good citizen
bus resided here about 30 years
and shows what improvements
means to Wise county.?Coe
buru Journal,
A very beautiful wedding at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. 0. C.
Smith Wednesday Novombei
17th 1012, between their daugh?
ter, Miss Stella Smith, of Clear
Creek, ago 17, and Mr. Frank
S. Slcmp, of Ksservillc, Va.,
ago 22, by Rev. W. D. < libbs,
of Pineville. 'The bride i s a
beautiful daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. 0, C. Smith and u line girl
ami the groom u line business
man who has been in this coun?
ty several years doing business
with ditierout coal companies
ami at present store manager
at one of the commissaries of
the Log Mountain Coal Compa?
ny of Chonou. Wo wish them
much happiness and a long
life.?Pineville (.Ky.) Sun.
It is reported that Congress?
man O. P. Slump of the Oth
Virginia District, who owns
30,000 or 40,000 acres of rich
coul lands in Perry and I.etch?
er counties, will begin develop?
ment of his holdings at an early
date. Tho operations that tiro
contemplated will bo second in
size only to the Consolidated
works at Jenkins.
Mr. Sleinp also has large
holdings in Hurlun county.?
Harlan (Ky.) Enterprise,
tin Thursday afternoon and
evening. Dec. 12, the Ludies of
the M. K. Church, South, are
to have their holiday sale, con?
sisting of linens, Christmas
novelties, aprons, anil fancy
articles. Ice-cream, cako and
home inude candies sold also.
Sale will be held at W. W.
Taylor's Store.
B. F. Goodrich Company Pays
$3000 Fee-Second Larg?
est in Point of Capi?
With a capital stock of $90
0, the B. K. Goodrich
Company, a New York corpo?
ration, h is made application to
tin- state CorporationComcais
BlOU for a license to do business
in Virginia.
This will he the second larg?
est concern doing business In
this State from the standpoint
of capital. The largest is the
Standard (Ml Company of New
The B, K. Goodrich Company
is the result of the recent amal;
gamation of the B. V. Good?
rich Company, ?f New York,
and the Diamond Knbbor Com?
pany. Both of these concerns
were authorized to prosecute
their business in Virginia.
They manufacture rubber goodH
mainly ausombbilo tires.
A fee of ; 9,.I is tendered
the necessary papers.
Mrs. Fox Entertained.
Mrs. Horace Pox entertained
her guests, Mr. and Mrs. Stuok
house, Miss Minnie Fox and
Mrs. John Fox, Sr., with a very
elaborate dinner on last Wed*
uesday evening, in honor of
Mrs, John Fox, Sr., the occa?
sion being the anniversary of
her seventy-fifth birthday.
The color motiff of pink and
white was carried out in the
different courses; the dining
r.n was lit with pink shaded
ciindles and pink tulle was fos
tuned from the ohandelier to
i In- corners of the table and
caught into bows. A huge
Ion Inlay cake decorated with
pink roses und tiny silver balls
gra.I the center of the table.
I'ho affair was a complete Bur
prise to the charming guest of
Mrs. George L, Taylor and
Mrs. .1. Axlev Gilmer were call?
ed to Pennington (lap last
Thursday night on account of
the death of their grand-mother
Mrs. J. W. Scott. Mrs. Scott
was orginally from Dryden,
but has made her home for a
number of years with her
daughter, Mrs. S. P. Junes, at
Penninglon (lap. Her remains
were taken to Norton Friday
for burial.
Manson Paddock Dead.
Karl Manson Paddock died at
his home this morning at Jas?
per, Vtt. lie had formerly
(ived at Wise, hut had moved
to Jasper, with his father, F.
S. Paddock, who has a Lumber
Camp at that place. Manson
had for BOine time been in Colo?
rado ami had only been at homo
for a short time when ho died,
lie was appartently well and
had worked the day before. Ho
went home that night and oat a
hearty supper then went to hud.
Along in the night his mother
heard him make a noise hut
thought nothing of it. When
she called him for breakfast
and got no answer she went to
his room and found him a
corpse. He was about eighteen
years of age. ?Wise Virginian.
Woman Injured in Runaway
Freeling. Va., Nov. '29. ?Mrs.
John W. Powers, of Darwin,
while visiting relatives near
this place, was thrown from a
horse and seriously hurt. Her
right arm was fracttirod and
her head and face frightfully
cut and bruised by contact with
rucks in the full. She is being
cared for at the home of her
daughters, Mrs. William Mc
Hair Specialty.
To Whom It May Concern:
j Tbl Im to certify that Miss Nancy K.
Patt-'ii. Iia- been duly I agont
for Madam* Walker ami Crawford's
II A1U SPECIALTIES and she has re
eelved the necessary Instruction* to ?na?
bln tier to care for Ihe hair and scalp by
our methods. \\'e heartily rocoinmoud
i her to all persona to whom she may bare
! occasion to offer her service.
i llren under our hands and seals ttili
12th day Of November, 1913,
Madams Walker and Crawford,
bill Kast Vine Avenue,
Ktmxvllle, Tennessee.
V. I'er D W. CuaWKOkii, M. I?.

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