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The Big Stone Gap Post.
Buys Half Million Dollars
Worth of Rolling Stock.
Tho Interstate ltailroad Com?
pany, operating a lino "f road
between Stoncga, Roda, Appn
laohia, Black wood and Norton,
is receiving at the rate <>f
per day a consignment of 600
coko and coal oars recently pur?
chased from the Pressed Steel
Cor Company, <>f L'ittsburg, Pa.
Tho consignment consists of
."ton drop bottom steel hoppers
and 200 general service drop
bottom gondolas. All these
ears are of a capacity of inn,
noit pounds, the largest ear of
t h e kind made. They cost
about fi<..tin each and repres
ont an investment of half mil?
lion dollarfl.
With this addition to the roll
ing stock of tho Interstate this
road will he in line shape for
handling the large shipments
of eoaland coke originating on
its line. Practically till the
coal mines of the Stonega Coke
and t'oal Company, tin1 largest
coal mining and coke manu
faoturing company in tile south,
are located on the Interstate
Will Ask
Virginia and West Virginia to
Make Exhibits at San
Diego Exposition in
San Diego, Cal., .Ian. 10,?
Former residents of Virginia!
and West Virginia, now living
in San Diego, have inauguru-l
lt d an active campaign t o St),
cure propri representation of
their former home stales hy ex?
hibits at the San Diego Expo?
sition in 1016. They held Ulli
enthusiastic meeting at the
U.S. (Irani Hotel hero on Do-1
cember 23, and outlined plans |
for interesting their friends
across the continent i n the
pnp.r.tion of such exhibits
The organization of the form?
er West Virginians was under?
taken by Robert C. Slaughter,
formerly of Huntington, while
W. JofTeraon Davis, who came
from Virginia, looked after his
fellows from that State. Davis
is uohimiasionor-aUlargo of the
11115 exposition. Both Slaugh?
ter and Davis tiro planning a
trip east to present to tho legis?
latures of the t wo eastern stairs
reasons for making a State ex?
hibit here, and the advantages
that would he derived there?
In this they will have the on
tlorsemenl ami support of (he
organizations effected here, and
a campaign of enlightenment
concerning tliu purposes ami
distinctive features of lite San
Diego Exposition, as well as
encouragement of participation
by their former stales, has beul
initiated hy the men constitut?
ing the state organizations.
Stuic societies here are work
ing enthusiastically to induce
tho people of tho stales i n
which they formerly resided to
provide for the slate represen?
tation here in L016, and meet?
ing with gratifying ericour.
ngomcnt every where.
J. L. Glcaves Dead.
Lucian Gleuvos, postmaster at
Wytti.villoi tiled at his resilience
on Tuzowoll street, at seven
o'clock this evening after four
days' illness of pneumonia, at
the ane of sixty.
Prior to his appointment as
postmaster horn. Mr, (Heaves
was chief clerk to United States
Marshall S. Drown Allen, at
Staunton, Va.
He also was (!ommonweulth's
attorney for Wythe county for
eight years.
He is survived by bis wife
and two sons, C.tpt. Samuel R.
(Heaves, U. S. Army, Presidio,
Cal., and J. Lucian (Heaves,
Jr.. cadet at V. I*. 1., and two
brothers, CliBB. W. (Heaves,
cashier of the first National
Hunk, of Wytheville; and Tay?
lor Gleavof, of Roanoko.
May Reduce Parcels Post
Rates After First Two
Weeks Trial.
Washington, Jan. 11?It is
possible that when the state?
ment bf twu weeks business of
the new (parcel post is lilecl
with Postmaster Hitchcock on
January I.Mh, arrangements
immediately will be made to
rbduce the rates, increase the
weight limits and materially
modify the conditions of the
service so that it will Attract a
for greater volume of business
than the rigid provisions of the
Bourne hill now allows.
It is said that it is the inten?
tion o f tin' postofilce depart
iiiout to keep brpadoning the
classllcatiou of articles permis?
sible and cheapening the rates
until tile service is bidding for
virtually the complete traffic
now carried on by the express
Judge Orr Urg?
ed For U. S.
Jonesville Attorney's Friends
Present His Name for
Federal Office Un?
der Wilson Adinin
.lonesville, Vn., Jan. 10.?
The many friends of Judge
James W. Orr, of Jonesville,
Vn., are urging him to become
a candidate for marshal of the
western district of Virginia.
Judge Orr has not yet .signified
his willingness to become an
applicant, but it is believed
that he can be induced to do so.
Judge Orr is admirably lilted
for the position by his long
years of training in the public
Judge Orr was ?> soldior in
the Confederate army, enlist?
ing us a private in the :i7tli
Virginia regiment. Stonewall
division. Karly in the service
he was seriously wounded, los?
ing an arm in one of the en?
gagements in Northern Virgin?
ia. A f tor the war he was suc?
cessively elected sheriiT, clerk
of the court, and judge of the
county court, holding the latter
position for eight years. He
was chosen without opposition
In represent Loo county in the
reconl constitutional conven?
tion, serving his section in that
Capacity with signal distinc-j
The militant Democracy of
the Ninth district is entitled to
consideration from the incom?
ing administration. While it
hits not qUi to succeeded in de?
feating Sli nip, it ha* never fail?
ed in light, lorcing him to
abandon Ii i s much Haunted
campaigns in the other districts
of the Stale in order to prevent
his utter rout and defeat in his
own district. Thus Republi?
canism has been forced to con?
centrate iis foicus upon the
Ninth district, making there
its last stand, and if the fight?
ing Ninth gets the eiicouruge
ment she is entitled to,*a Dem?
ocrat will be elected two years
hence to represent this district
in congress by an overwhelm?
ingly majority Judge Orr's
appointment as marshal would
meet the approval of a large
host of Democrats of this sec?
tion, mid would go far toward
the redemption of the Ninth
district from the blight of Re?
tine wav of the country mer?
chant to overcome the evils of
the parcels post is to advertise.
Let your customers know what
you have, if the mail order
houses did not advertise their
doors would close for want of
patronage", but they advertise
and the customer knows what
they have and the price.
ist ration.
Hotels Attain
Highest Rat?
New Inspection Recognizes
and Rewards Efforts of
Proprietors to Give
Good Service.
Richmond, Vn., Jan. II,?
Prom the oflice of the State
BOttrd of Health were Bent out
tod a/ the lirst certificates of
hotel inspection issued for the
year and among them were
live hearing the coveted gold
seal, showing that the hotels
receiving them were rated at
more.than VO percent of a pos?
sible per cent standard.
As the inspection proceeds
during the coining year, the
certificates sent out and placed
in the lobbies of the hotels
throughout the Commonwealth
will Show to the discerning
traveler whether the hotel he
visiis is within the leitet of the
law or has reached a degree of
proficiency which merits spe?
cial distinction.
Tills plan was devised by the
[inspecting staff of the State
Board of Health to moot what
was regarded as a reasonable
demand on the part of the hotel
ni?n as well as the traveling
public. The general hotel law,
adopted in 1910, provided that
certificates ol inspection bo al?
lowed all hotels which conform
wilh the provision-, of the stat
ute; but the operation of this
law soon disclosed that a hotel
might observe the letter of the
law and yet fail to give its
patrons the neivico of which it
was capable. It was felt that
many proprietors of small as
well us large hotels, were al?
lowed no special distinction
even where the) went beyond
the law in their elforts to serve
the public.
Accordingly a plan was do
vised which was discussed fully
with the members of the Vir?
ginia Hotel Association and
which the hotel men agreed to
try. Hereafter, every inspec
tion will be mad.- according to
a llxod schedule and where the
hotel is found to be within !)U
per cent of a perfect score, it
will receive a certificate of in:
Bpectioil with a gold seal at
taclied. Hotels conforming to
the law and scoring above 7fi
per cent will be given cerliti
cates with red seals.
tin.- aspect of the law which,
in the judgment of the inspec?
tors, appeals with particular
force to the hotel men, is that
the scoring is based on the
management as well as on the
equipment of t h e hotel. A
small hotel, with limited equip
inent, is still able to attain the
gold seal by careful manage?
ment of its establishment,while
a large hotel, with excellent
equipment, may not procure
tin-gold seal unless its man?
agement is satisfactory.
"The Hotel Association ex?
amined 1 his plan very thorough
ly," said Chief Inspector Plana
gnu yesterday, and approved
of lhe principle. They agreed
that it should be given a trial
and we are sure they will sup?
port it fully. Much of the com
fort of travelers depends U| >n
conditions which cannot be
precisely defined by law ami
for tin? neglect of which no
hotel could be refused a certi
licate; but where a hotel gives
additional service and comforts
to the best of its ability, we
feel that the traveling public
should be ad vised of that fact."
About Our
Both the (iladesville a n d
Richmond magisterial districts
of Wise county voted bonds to
the amount of $130,000 each in
the election held last Tuesday
to bo expended on the f?rther
improvement and building of
public roads. The towns of
Norton, Wise Courthouse and
Tacoma are included in the
(iladesville district, while the
towns of Big Stone Gap, Appa
lachia and Stoncga are includ?
ed in the Richmond district. A
I largo part of tho total $2f?0,000
voted will be used to macada?
mize roads already graded un?
der the former county bond is
sue of (700,000 In the Ulnde
villo district, however, a new
road will bo built from Norton
down Quests river to a point
boyond Tacoma. T Ii o Kipp?
district includes the towns of
Oouburn, B?ndtown and Toms
I'rock and it is said that a pe?
tition will be presented at the
coming January term of the
court asking for a bond elec?
tion in that district. It is in.
tended for all three of the dis?
tricts -Richmond, Qladosvitle
ami Lipps?to connect in build?
ing a good macadam road
through tho county from west
to east on a water level, begin?
ning at tli.' Loo county Inn- and
cutting through to the Russell
county line, paralleling the rail?
roads and water courses and
making the shortest possible
route through the county. It is
said that no difficulty will be
experienced in finding sale for
tho bonds and that work on tho
roads will begin early
in the spring, (late Oiky Her?
Southern Officials Inspect V.
& S. W. Ry,
A special train carry ing near
l\ nil of the officials Of the op
? rating and traffic departments
ol the Southern Railway sys
ti in, arrived in Bristol at noon
\s uduesdny. The special train
consisted of a half dozen private
cars and dinning car.
The parly left aboard the
special (rain for a tour of in?
spection of the Virginia and
Southwestern Kail way, leaving:
hero about I p. in. The trip
Was.made from Bristol to St.
Charles. The party returned
to Unto City where the night
was ?pent aboard the cars. The
special train will proceed this
morning over the llolsloii river
division to Mulls Qap, thence
by way ofMorristown to Wash?
I he parly was headed by
General Manager IS. II. Coop
man, and included nearly all
of the gouorttl and division su?
perintendents, together with
l In' general auditor, general su?
perintendent o f terminals,
freight officials, etc.
fiie Y. & S, W. is a valuable
adjunct to the Southern system
and is now doing tho largest
business in its history. It is
one of most valuable teeders lo
the hig system.
General Superintendent Goo.
It. I.oval, of Knoxvil e Divi
Bion Superintendent B. K.
Simpson, of the Knoxvijlo divi?
sion ami General Superintend?
ent S. ,i. Mulvuney of the Vir?
ginia ami Southwestern, ac?
companied the party on the
trip. ? Bristol Herald Courier
Jan. '.i.
Will Build Plant In Lee
The Klectric Transmitting
Company, organized recently,
has let several important con?
tracts, looking to lite establish?
ment of an electric plant at the
pit mouth in the Lee county
coal fluid, near the town of St.
Charles. This plant will repre?
sent an initial investment of
about $300,000. A transmitting
line fifty miles in length will
bo constructed, extending to
all operation in t h e Black
mountain district,[and also into
the Wise county field, reaching
Toms Creek, Stonega and other
I operations in that field.
The purpose of the plant is to
furnish econmic power to all
operators in tho coal fields. Tho
j present steam plants will bo
I abandoned.
It is the purpose of the com?
pany to later extend its trans?
mitting lines to Bristol und
Knoxville, and throughout the
Piedmont and Appalachian
j sections for tho purpose of
furnishing auxiliary power to
! water powers already develop?
ed.?Bristol Herald Courier.
Tho Richmond Magisterial
j District cast only 38 votes
against the insurance of roud
bonds, That is a strong indi?
cation thai the people of that
bailiwick are dwelling together
as brethern in peace and bar
, iiiony.?Norton News.
Gigantic Coal
Ten M'llion Dollar Concern
Bristoli Jan. .'.' Looking tol
the development of. the exten?
sive coal owned by George L
Carter, the Virginia inilliortair,I
and with a view of mooting the
demand* incident to the coin-:
pletion of the Panama canal
and the extension northward'
of the Carolina, Clinchflold ot
Ohio railway from Dante, Yir
ginia,to Klk lloin City. Ken
tucky where that road will have
a connection for the great lake-,
via the Chosnpeak and Ohio
railway, the Carter Coal Com?
pany was organized at John
son City, Tenn.. this week.
The company will have a
capital of $10,000,000. The olli
cers are: George L, Carter,
president; J. 0. Stone, vice
president, and T. K. Davis, sec
rotary- treasurer. Extensive
mining plants will be ostab
lished and equipped with labor
saving machinery on proper .
ties in the Cliuchllold district]
of Virginia nnd in eastern Ken. I
tucky and West Virginia. The
new Company will he one of
the largest coal producers in
the country und will no doubt
be an important factor in -up
plying trade that will be hand-!
eld for t h e world at largo
through the Panama canal.
Mineu will he opened in nine
different counties, the most ex?
tensive probably lining in the
region of Dante, Kussell Conn
ty, Virginia.
519.000,000 Expended In
Tuberculosis Fight.
Now York, Jan. 10.?Almost
$19,000,000 was spent in the
unti-ttiborculosis campaign in
the United States in 1912, I It A
total showing an increase of
nearly $-1,500,000, or 29 per cent
over 1911. These figures ttro
given in the fourth annual sta
stistieal statement o f expend)
lures in this movement issued
today by the National Associa?
tion for the Suidy and Preven?
tion of Tuberculosis < ?f this
year's expenditures G?..0 per
cent came from Kedorol, Slate,
county or municipal funds.
World's Production of Gold.
Washington, Jan. in.r? The
world's production of gold din?
ing 1912 was $5,600i000 greater
then in l'.'ll, the total having
been $406,000,000, according to
a preliminary estimate announ?
ced today by George I'".. Roberts,
director of t b e mint I (old
production in the United Stutis
amounted to (61 ,(185,109, coin
pared with $90,090,000 in Ifill.
Lead All Others in Cotton
Mill Construction Dur
Washington, 1>. C, January
U.?President Finloy, of the
Southern Kail way Company,
commenting to-day upon tho
record of cotton mill construe
tioh during the calendar year
1013, said:
"SoutlieuaernStotea led nil oth?
er sections of tlie country in cot?
t"ti mill development in l'M2.
l iiere were 17 new mills built
in the United States during the
year. (?f these 20 were in the
Southeastern States. Out of
53:4,100 new spindles 127,000. or
80 per cent, were in Southeast?
ern mills, and out of 0,771 new
looms, 0,450, or 00 per cent,
were in Southeastern mills.
These (inures refer only to new
mills and take no account of tho
large additions mado during
the year to existing plants by
which the manufacturing ca?
pacity of the section was large?
ly increased. The aggregate
increase has been s> great as
prncticall) to insure the main?
tenance of the record made by
tie- cotton-producing states in
the year ended August -H, 1912,
when the mills of the South
consumed more cotton than
those of all other sections of
United Stales."
May Send Books By Parcels
Washington, Jan. 11. ? It is
likely, in the judgment of au?
thorities of the postollice de?
partment, to be only a short
nine until hooks and other
punted matter now handled us
third class mail ut eight cents
t pound, will he made mailable
as parcel post matter. Steps it
bt c one known today, already
have been taken to induce con
gross so lo amend the parcels
puSI act as to permit printed
mallei to he sent hy parcel
I post.
In line with this idea, Post
master Oonernl Hitchcock de?
cided today that senders of
parcels post packages contain?
ing merchandise might enclose
printed matter descriptive of
the contents without UMeeting
j their classification.
If you know of a good news
item send it in to the Post. If
evetv item of interest ill the
town and community isn't pub?
lished in this paper it is not our
fault; we Use 'ilr host elforts to
gel them all, ami we appreciate
it very much when bur friends
Isends, in items or call our at?
tention to them.
The school of experience gives
I no diplomas. No one has ever
completed the full curriculum.
ing 1912.
VA/ANTFFV RV January 30, 1913, Five
vv rvn i l?i l-'. Competent Young Men and Five
Competent Voting W omen to accept positions paying
$46.0 > per nil >ntli and up.
\A/A NTFD1 ?V May 30. 1913, Ten Com
vv * ^ * l-/. pctcnt Young Men and ten Com?
petent Young Women to accept positions paying S50.00
and $60.00 and up.
WANTFD' BV September I, 1913,
vv t\ 1 > i 1?4 is . twenty Competent Young Men
and Twenty Competent Young VVomen to accept posi
tiors as Principal of Commercial Department of High
?Is. Least Salary offered to date $85.00
per month to Beginners.
Vrtl ! no* F C\ 1 1<T " >"u ?"<'n"' qualified to fill
I U U I I 5 1 Ulrv. one of these Positions, write
us at once for full particulars and enroll with us by
January 6th. 1913, or as soon thereafter as possible.
We must fill these important places,
W rite at Once, addressing,
Bear Building, Opposite First National Bank.
PHONE 1158.
Roanoke, Virginia.

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