IHK BIO STONK ?A1' TOST.
\\"l\l>NK;>l>AY. JAN. 8,1918.
Pntilmhnl Kvi-ry Wi-ilni-ulay by the
WISE PRINTING COMPANY,
QILBBRT N. KNI?HT, - E.JItor.
KiitortNt ?rrorOlnit t<> poilal regulation*
?t Ute pott o/Hm ?t iii); Storni ?inp ?wo
mut-clnn? nutti r
SUBSCRIBERS are earnestly ro
quested to observe tbe ?Inte
printed on their address slips,
which will keep them at nil
times posted as to tho date
of the expiration of their sub?
scription. Prompt and timely
attention to this request will
save all parties a great deal of
Adam is the only man to be?
come famous for falling down.
There surely is some class to
Pig Stone (lap's new post ofllco
Sudden popularity ruins full
as many men as sudden pros?
Au Optimist is a man who be?
lieves two can live as cheaply
Th.linings of the Boll lolo
phone system increased about
three millions last yonr.
It's i.uliar that wocan'l gel
advice from those from whom
we would appreciate it and al?
ways get it from those from
whom we don't want it.
Tho real busy man always
keeps bis work far enough
ahead so that he can entertain
a friend a few minutes.
A Pullman train was recently
held up in the west, but the
portor locked himself out of
sight ami tin- bandits got noth?
liaising an aeroplane is no
trick to the man who has sue
cossfull) raised a family of
\V( suppose the reason
women wear the huts that
come down about their ears is
so that they can'l hear the mean
things people say about them.
Some of the best things our
most successful men have pick?
ed tip had been previously pass?
ed over by those who are cuss?
ing their luck.
When the additional reads
are completed under the new
district bond issue the Jtioll
niond Magisterial I?istriet will
have about forty-live miles of
The few voters in the Rich?
mond district who opposed the
bond issue to complete our sys?
tem of roads must have felt
lonesome when the vote was
The last report of Secretary
Wilson, as head of the Depart?
ment of Agriculture. which
covers the achievements of six?
teen years, the time "Tamo
Jiltt" has served as chief of this
great branch of tho government
service, is crowded with inter?
esting facts and shows what a
marvelous growth the count!}
has had since Mr. Wilson came
to the chiefship of the depart?
ment. The dairy cow is one of
file principal producers of
wealth on the farm and the
value of her products in 1013 is
estimated at about^30,000,000,
an amount exceeds the value of
the cotton lint and is nearly
equal to the combined value of
lint and seed. The lowly hen
is another of the wonderful pro?
ducers, it being estimated that
she luid during the year 1912,
1,700,000,000 dozen eggs and if
;nn egg ia only worth a bent and
threo quarters it k'ivcs tho tidy
sum of $350,000,000, and if this
is added to tJit* value of the
fowls raised, the products of
tho poultry industry on farms
amounts to about $670,000,000,
This nearly equals the value of
the wheat crop. The animals
sidd from tin- farm mid the ani?
mals slaughtered on it together
number about 111,000,000, and
the farm value of these animals
is estimated at 11,080,000,000.
Most productive of all agri?
cultural years in this country
lias boon 1012, declares the re?
port. The earth has produced
its greatest annual dividend.
The sun and the rain and the
fertility of the soil paid no heed
to human controversies, but
kept on work ing ill CO-Opcrutiotl
with the fanners' obTortS to util?
ize them. Tbe reward is a
high general level ? >f produc?
tion. The man behind the plow
has tilled the Nation's larder,
crammed the storehouses, and
will send liberal supplies to
Says the Charleston News
and ('on i h i :
Woodrow Wilson has I.n
warmly welcomed over and
over again in many places, not
only as a candidate for oflico,
but often when n college pro?
fessor, and he will often again
he warmly welcomed at home
and abroad, no doubt; hut wo
fancy that In- never has In.
more cordially received than
be was received at Staun ton
last night. Augusta county,
Virginia, is one of the most
prosperous in the valley. It is
famed for the hospitality of it,,
citizons and the ideals of its
social life. it stooil with old
Virginia in the dark days and
it has been a proud part of old
Virginia over since. Not only
has the South had reason to re
joico greatly that at last her
position in the Union has been
vindicated by the election of a
Southern man to the prosidouC)
hut Virginia especially rejoices
that Southerner is her native
sou, re-establishing her claim
as " The Mother of Presidents"
and once more asserting her
place ns it lender of National
thought. Therefore. Virginians
generally have tut nod to Staun?
ten to join in the great
home-coining celebration w hieb
is a titling climax 61 all.t
half a eentuary of peace ami
reunion. Mr. Wilson feels the
significance of the occasion
Id-slept last night where lirsl
he saw the light of day. His
people have not forgotten him.
They are proud of him and
proud of the cause for which he
stands. Tho celebration and
ovation are typically Virginian.
Thole is plenty of heart behind
the noico a n d lights. The
President elect must feel it and
h e must rejoice exceedingly
Mi and Mis K Shophard's >t
li.i.-liv.- it.ni^lit.is )|U, I.,,Iii .- ,1,1
Oraco, left Saturday for t'orbln, Ky ,
vrbcro they im- attending school ut St.
John's Institute, ?
KrUmdaof Mr. end Mm I: K. Tag.
milt ?ritt bo glad In team -that tholr lit
0e son, ltalph, Jr., I? Donslderabtv In-;
ter of pneumonia at 11,i? writing.
1>i A hi an of ItrUtol spenl several
ilayi in Keokce en professional business
Dr and Mr> Moid, ol lti^ Stono Gap
?i n- in Keokc? Friday, Dr. Lloyd Ailing
tili regular appointment,
Mis. Margaret llullltt, >?!' lllg Stone
Gap, aj^eiil aevoral dayi ?Ith her sister,
lln. It K. Taggart,during tin terore
lllneM of her little nephew, Italph, Jr.
Miss Rebecca Iteynoldi left several
days ago to vkdt homofolka In Middles
E, i Shepherd,oui general ttii ahiior,
? ,- ort tented thta Xm.is with a lit?- gold
waten by tin- employes >>t Keokeo, Mi
Shepherd ii tlir )>>?.s?-,vv>r of nonv
friend*; In fact his friends are numbered
by hu acquaintances, and in- is held in
high esteem by fd| who know him. Mr.
Shi-pheid was surprised when ho was
presentedwith Mali ? beautiful ami vil
ualiln g'ft, am! sji.l that WOfdl OOUtd 1101
evpivHs hii pleasure am! appreoUtlon
Oeaconoas Adam* cortatoly re me u\bor?
ed i reryooe eery pleasantly Xmas Wi?
do nut think then- could tiave lie?-n a
person overlooked or forgotten.o
LETTER TO THE EDITOR.
j Mr. Editor:?
As the Mayot i* tho Muni*
Iclpal head of our town, I pre
I sumo he is the proper one to
obtain Municipal information
I from, therefore, an a citizen I
would like to ut?k Mayor Fleenor
why, during his term as may?
or the "Tax on amount is $1.40
on $100.00" instead of $1 2.1 as
it had beult for years prior to
his incumbency as Mayor.
Commissioner Koiner's New
Annual Report Is Just
Iking Sent Out.
The Annual Report of Com?
missioner Kbinor for 1012 is
now Coming off the press. Tho
Report is very interesting and
valuable to the practical farm?
er. Within its pages is gather
bd n vhSl amount of new data
ami information that the aver?
age fanner would otherwise
probably never see, because he
lias not the opportunity to get
it or does not know where to
apply for it. Comm'r Koinor,
being a practical fanner him?
self, knows just what helps the
fanner needs to increase Ins
profits The Report carries a
spirit ol encouragement to the
fanner to give more thought to
his fanning operations.
This Report is well illustrat?
ed. Mr. Keiner was the liest
Commissioner in the South to
illustrate his Annual Reports.
This Report states that the ug
riculttirnl values in Virginia
have largely Increased within
the past twelve years. The
values have gone up from fT.'.'t,
1)00,000,00 ill I?00 lo ?Tl?.OOO,
000.00in ii>12. The Department
of Agriculture has issued this
year one million Itulletins to
our Virginia farmers. The
number of farms has increased
more than 20,000and the size of
the farms has decreased from
acres to 100 acres. Tho far
mer is learning the important
lesson that it pays better to
farm on the intensive plan,
which simply means to grow
more on less acres.
The important subject of Soil
Improvement is emphasized in
this Bulletin. The Commission,
er -talcs (hat he has kept this
important subject to tbe fore?
front ami will continue to .lo so
as be regards this as the foun?
dation of all BUGC OSSful farming.
The work of the Department is
broadening each year, Resides
the publication of many Rulle!
ins, the work of fertilizer an?
alysis, the inspection of ngri
cultural seeds, the issuing of
Hog Cholera Serum, which has
saved the farmers $100,000,00
from loss the past year, the
biitlle with the insect enemies
of the farmer in fruit and vege?
table growing, the Limo I.aw,
the chestnut blight disease thai
is destroying millions of dollars
in our forests, the dissemination
I of helpful information by Far?
mers Institutes that have been
held all over the State, ami the
establishment of small P.xpcri
meut Stations in the State.
Tho report contains '200 pages
is devoted largely to the ilis
cussing of important subjects'
that are helpful to the farmer,
such as Soil Investigation,
Brooding Plot for Corn, Why
We should t i row Cover Crops.
How to KradlontO Worst Weeds
Cultivation is Fertility, How
the Soil Takes Phosphoric Acid,
Some Fundamental Principals
of Fertility Maintonnco, How
to Keep Permanent Pastures,
Breeding of Draff Horses in
Virginia, Prulical Points about
Dairying, Silo, a Necessity oil
the Farm, Crops Profitable to
(Iraze for Hogs. A Fist of Fruits
Pest Suited to DifforOUt Sections
of Virginia, Methods in < Irchard
Cultivation, spraying Orchards
I'se of Concrete on Farm, Use
of Gasoline Engines on Farm,
Drainage, Cooperation, Its
Benofits, Successful Tobacco
Growing, llydrymeter and its
Value to Fruit Growers, A Dis?
cussion of Help for Farmers by
Co operative Credits in Secur?
ing Loans on Long Time and
Low Rule of Interest Every
farmer in tho State should read
this valuable Report. It can be
had by application lo Comm'r
Keiner, who will be glad to
send it to all parties not on
mailing list w ho will send him
their names for this list.
An Appalachia school marin
I got mixed up in the winding
J door at nur new Federal huiltl
I iug the other day and in her ef?
fort to get On the inside found
herself where sbo started from,
j and going away was heard to
j remark that she was not going
! to tackle that thing any more.
Special Sale on All Shoes This Week.
Red Cross Shoe
Absolute comfort?all styles
We have the Red Cross snoe in every st\lc,
from the extreme common sense to the very fash?
ionable. Wear any model yon want?you get
Its sole is fiexiblt, bends with your foot. This
prevents the burning and drawing caused by still"
soles. It rests and relieves your foot in the way
you have longed for. Your feet never tire in
the Red Cross Shoe.
Let us show you the styles that will be worn
Difvrds, $3.50 and ?4; llir;li Shoe*, f\ and /t>
"Comfort rief style combined. Just what I
?yus hiokiiifi for."
'It bends with your foot
W. W. Taylor ? Sons.
Three weeks age little Ralph
Taggart, the eighteen months
old child of Mr. and Mrs. R. E.
Taggart, <>f Kookee, was taken
sick with pneumonia, For the
lirsl week Ii 0 did well and
seemed to he on the road to re?
covery. Ho suffered a relapse,
however, on the tenth day,
ami his condition became criti?
cal. Doctor Tudor, who bad
charge of the case, called to his
assistance Doctor Ardan, of
Bristol, ^formerly of Keokee.
These two, with two trained
nurses a n d his brave little
mother, watched him night
anil day for over a week. Three
times the doctors feared each
moment would be his last; but
they never gave up, and kepi
Ins heart going with llrsl one
heart-stnnulantand Iben anoth
er. Each lime be rallied, ami
aftor the last crisis, a week ago, I
it was evident that the fever]
was broken and the victory won j
The baby is now out of danger. 1
All honor, thanks and con?
gratulations to the doctors and
W. G. Banks Dead.
\V, ti. Bunks, after a linger?
ing illness of more than a year
of Blight's disease, died at his
home iiere on Sunday about
noon. He had been very low
for several days and his death
was not unexpected. He was
about 46 years of age, and
leaves a wife and live children,
all of whom were here at the
time of bis death, e x e e p t
Simon, who belongs to the
navy and is at the present tune
stationed in China. Funeral
services were conducted at the
residence Monday morning by
Rev, .1. B, Craft, pastor of the
Baptist Church, of which the
deceased was a member, and
the remains were taken to Tur
Blue Grass Family Scales.
?o many cooking recipes now daysoaH
for "IH pounds butter." "3 pounds
sugar," *42 pounds lard," etc., lhat to
''guess*1 .it the weight of any e?*rt.un In?
gredient oft on results indisappointment
ii not complete failure.
We sell yo? the Blue Grass Family
Sealt-% at such ii tiMscnattt? prioo it's
qxtraTagance to ho without on**. A spoil
... (due* to ntb'svwt'ighl) fr.tqum.tly
means the prioo of a scale.
Thon you'll also want to verify th#
weigh ti of your purchases from day to
day. The frames of the Blue Grass sro
sliet-t Steel? The entire seal* is substanti?
ally built. Dial sots at a slant makes
reading easy. Ererjr pantry should hare
a Blue Grass Scale. Has yours?
Let'*Mil you a Blue Grass. Its ao*
Beverley, Witt & Co.
Successors to B A RH?N & WITT.
l ire, Life, Accident and Casuality In?
surance. Fidelity and (Ither Bonds.
Real Estate and Commission Brokers.
ODieoin Intennont Building. BIG STONE GAP, VA.
Yoii,\n iia ami wmm
To prepare for Bookkeeping, Banking, short
Salesmanship and civil Servieo potltiu? now maii
redness houses and offices, and in government ser?
vice, l'..siti,,ns secured for :ill who prepare for office work or nil tuition refund?
ed \Vo liavo more calls for office hblp than we can supply and the demand for
our graduates is increasing,
NOW IS ?B TIMI T" H,'("N A BUSINESS BOURSE. Mld-Whitcr term opens
JsaMsryitb, Write or cull nt once for our Special Rntcs.
SOI IT 1115 KIV COMM?KCIAL SCHOOL
Chattanooga nnd Bristol, i'enn. Big Stone Gap, Va. Annlston, Aid.
Charleston, S C. Winstun-Salom, N. C, Cnrtersvilln und Homo. (tu.
The Suuth's Highest Indorsed ?nd WoM Prefrettlvc Huslness Coller.e.
key Cove where burial took I
place in tho Slemp cemetery j
Monday afternoon. Tho de?
ceased was a good citizen, n
good husband and father, and
the sympathy of the entire com?
munity is with tho bereaved
Mr. II. II. Kennedy, who ban
been mining foreman at Little
Toms t'reek operat ion has ten?
dered his resignation and has
accepted a similar position with
the Stonega people and will;
have charge of a Mine at Ston-|
ega t '."burn Journal.
The following candidates
have entered the contest for
the Piano given away by S. A.
Horton & Company and tho
Big Stone Cap Post, full par?
ticulars of which appears else?
where in this issue, and at the
counting of the voles Monday
received the following:
Uli! STONE OA P.
Miss lllancli Kllbourii
Mis-. I 'ernte OllllSill
Mrs. .1. A. Monis
Mi?! lies., Sumtes
Mrs It, M. K.lcte
Miss Kiltie Horton
Miss Virgin Masters
M iss I !led Sworil ..
Miss Kllen Wax
Miss Lizzie Morton
Miss Ali,.. Archer
Mis- Itoiule rainier . .
Miss Itntli Jem s
M iss Kahnie Johnson
Mrs. 'I'. K Sturglll
Miss i or;i Colvard
Miss Virgic .loins
Miss Kthel Herron
Mi-s Aniauda Ijonberl
1110 STONE OAP?It. P Ii. So. 1.
Miss Imogine lleanian ito.oon
Mis- llaltlo Kaylor 48,150
Mr- Will Hammond* 33,116
Mr?. 0, I". Ma. ::o 310
II1Q STONE GAP -H, 1'. [>. No. '.'
Miss Holav; Parsons . ;;i B2S
0 AI) KT.
Mrs It I.. Howls. 7,035
Mm. \V, Mi Pippins.40,760
Miss Myrtl- Smith.37,130
Miss IVarl Cowan. 3U,?6fi
Plann given away by
E. M.COOPER & SONS,
100 votes with every dollar
purchase, and 200 votes on old
accounts. With every dollar
paid on subscription to The Big
Stone (lap l'ost 1000 votes will
Contest Closes April 30, 1913.
Slnndini! nl Candidates, Jan. 4, 111.)
Miss Mallnda Wilt I04,G60
Mrs. O. \V. King . luljSOO
Miss Verlto Tiller . 200,800
Miss Violet Thompson 80,760
Miss Mallnda HuiT . ?.?-''?"
Miss Mallnda Morrli .. 81,500
Miss Nettie Morris ... . 11,o0o
Mis T K. Bobbins. . 77,7nu
Mis Nellie Manure. 71;850
Miss Maude Flcenor.31,060
Mrs. T. N. tagg 17,0.10
Mrs George Gibson !t,100
Miss Rditli Cochran 11,100
Miss Nellie Fletcher 65 000
Mrs. John Edena . 8,80a
Miss Rh?da .limes. 5,780
Miss Hellen Palmer. 34,300
Miss Ethel Morris . 80,860
Miss Mary Pratei ll',600
Mrs Nellie l.avins . 87,33(1
Miss Ethel llcrron til.s.'.o
Miss Arkie Clark . 7,7l>0
Miss l-".j>|>ie Morris 3,100
Miss Amliia King 1,160
Miss Mary Cooper . . 83,100
Mrs. K. Tcague 11,960
Miks Mollie I..?in- ?j.s.-.'ihi
Miss Martha Denn. 8,750
Mrs. ('has. Su-aekiT . lUl.tKKi
Mrs. J. I>. Clay . 4,550
Miss Hazel Blevlua . .. 90,160
Miss Anna May Clerk . 8,400
Mis, Grace Shepherd 'i.ixxi
Miss Sii-i,- Legg I7,:hs?
Mrs. It. V Culbertaon 8,800
Miss llarrlelte DotSOO r.'..ViO
Miss Myrtle I?ay. 8,860
Misa Stella Gibson. :i,.',iki
KEOKEE, VA.?R, V. It.
Miss Una Cottier . 7,.';Oo
Miss Mumie Ijiuningham h.mh)
Miss Alice Robins,. 7,000
Mrs. Bertha CoUloaworth. .1,700
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