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Irvine Belives
Country Is
Virginian Confident State's
Business Will Not Ik
Hurt by Tariff
That the business interests <>f
Virginia und of the country at
lurge will be in s>ife hands when I
; President elect Wilson assumes
c It urge of the chief executive
office of the nation, and that
the recent effort of Willi Street
stock manipulators to "beur"
the stocks of railroads and in
Idusfrial corporations was u
(deep and preconcerted elt'mt to
frighten the I'resident-eloel mid
Ills advisers from walking in
the paths marked out by the
Baltimore platform, is this opin?
ion of Hon; K. Totti Irvine, of
Big Stone Gap, who is in Rich?
mond on professional business.
Mr. Irvine is a well known I
I lomocratic leader in Southw est
Virginia, and ono of Mr Wil?
son's ardent supporters at both
''the Norfolk and Baltimore con
volitions, is largely interested
in coal and iron properties in
his section of the State.
When asked by a reporter
for The Times Dispatch yester?
day will?! Off? t on these lend
. ing industries Mr. Wilson's
election would have, he said:
"Undoubtedly acute tariff agi- I
tdtion will always, cause husi
ness to halt, and we may iintur
; ally expect all lines of activity
affected by the tariff to ease tip
[until the new tariff law, which
the Democrats' urecharged with
the duty of passing, becomes
elleelive. hut as soon as the
taritl is settled ami the Demo?
cratic policy becomes known, 1
believe business adjustments
will be rapidly made and the
country will move forward to a
greater prosperity than ever
before. Coal and iron iiuliirj
tries will undoubtedly bo read-'
justed lo a certain extent in the
new tariff, but 1 don't believe
they will Ii e crippled. i fur
country now leads the world in i
.both the production and con
sumption of these two column- .
'. dities, and it taritl for rev.-mi,
: will hot hurt those engaged in
them. 1 confidently tixpecl
greater progress and develop
incut of the coal, coke and iron
industries of Wise County and
Southwest Virginia during the |
; next four years than any four I
years in our history. Mr. Wil \
son is u progressive, but unlike'
some other leaders who claim,
that title; he is a sane progress-,
ive. Prom what 1 have learned j
from those vers close to Mr.j
Wilson, 1 am confident that ho
will seh e; a Cabinet that will
commend itself to the sound
judgment of the country, and I
that the team work of President !
and Cabinet, in conjunction j
with that of the parly leaders
in both branches of Congress,!
will result in fully redeeming
the pledges contained i n the
Baltimore platform, which I
sincerely believe are il.or
reel principles to be followed j
for the highest and best devel-'
optnent of the country."
Virginia ami the Cabinet.
'?What chances has \ irginia
for representation in the hew
Cabinet?*' was asked by the re?
"That is a hard question toi
answer. Mr. Wilt-on is very
properly keeping his own coun?
sel about his Cabinet-making,
but 1 believe Virginia has strong
claims on him in this particular,
which hp would be glad to rec?
ognize. The friends of lion.
Harry St. George Tucker in
Virginia and elsewhere have
presented Iiis chums t <> the
President elect for the Cabinet
position, and are pressing his;
name with much hope of sue
cess. The truth is, it necessary
the State of Mir. Wilson's birtn
could furnish enough good ma?
terial lo till alt the (ahmet
places without drafting any
one from the other States."
When asked i f there were
any militant Democrats in the
Ninth District willing to si rve
their country in Federal posi?
tions, Mr. Irvine, with a laugh,
replied that ho thought at least
enough such could bo persuaded
to offer themselves to fill the
numerous ?^ood anil responsible*
positions now held by Sletnp
Republicans, and added that
with the exodus of republicans
from the intrenchinonts afford
ed for so many years by these
officers, and irreconcilable dif?
ferences betwot a stand pat and
progressive Republicans, tlte:
Ninth I ?ist rift can hereafter he
safely counted in the Democrat I
io column.
Mr. Stuart's Strength.
When asked regarding the)
approaching primary for the!
State officers, Mr. Irvine said
that little interest has us yet
beeil aroused in any of the nom?
inations;., he made by this
primary except that of the Qov-1
crtiorship, '-In t h a t race,"
.said he, "the Ninth District,
with its ohoimon? Democratic I
vote, will In- pun iciilly to a
man for Henry C. Stuart, and
indeed, from contact with lead?
ing members of the party from
all parts of the Slate, it seems
to me that Ins nomination is an
absolute certainty. 1 n fact.
there is ;t widespread belief
that Mr. Stuart will he nomi?
nated without opposition. The
feeling i s strong among the
rank and file of the parly all
over the State that regurdless
of all past factional differences
that may have existed in tin
party, Mr. Stuart is the right
man for the Governorship in
this race. Nothing would give]
greater satisfaction than this
to tin- lighting Democrats of!
the Souihwi S-." ?Richmond
Swat Wander?
ers Or Ex?
pect Pest
Hoard of Health Thinks Coin?
ing Summer Will Sec Un?
usual Number of Flics
Unless War is Begun
Richmond, Va., Kol.. S, -See?
ing in the drowsy Mies now
bil/.y.ing about, the ancestors of
n devouring summer host, the
State Hoard Of Health today
predicted thai the summer of
l ? ? vvollld he memorable for a
vast number of Hies, unless the
puopl.uducted a winter tly
swalling campaign;
Some weeks ago Hie Hourtl
issued a bulletin culling atten
tmu to the unusual number of
Ilies which seeim-d to 00 sur?
viving the winter; hut at that
tune it was thought that freez?
ing weather would destroy
the pest. Since that time,
the rigors of winter have not
been increased and the (lies
who have ibus far survived
have a lino prospect of living
to see warm weather, when
they can increase their numbers
by millions.
Says tin bulletin of the Hoard:
"Numbers of reports h a v o
reached ibis office from vari?
ous parts of the State calling
attention to the fact that Hies
are more numerous than has
been the case at the saint* time
for a number of years. This,
of eourse, is to be attributed to
tho unusually mild winter ami
to t h e absence of freezing
weather. Vet, regardless of
I the reason, tins state of affairs
indicates that the liy nuisance
will begin early in the spring
and will he worse than usual.
? It has been estimated that
every female My surviving the
winter is the mother of many
hundred spring flies which, in
turn, breed millions of the pest
by the wat in days of early sum?
mer. Indeed, the question of
tly extermination is largely one
of preventing tie- breeding of
! Iiese early Ilies
"Those who hope for peace?
ful days next summer should
?swat' the wandering ilies now.
Every Hy killed now means a
> million that will not be born
text .summer. Every tly al?
lowed to survive will lie respon?
sible next July for more Ilies1
than can be killed in an active
llyswatting campaign. A win?
ter war on tho 'deadliest ani?
mal alive' is in order."
President Wilson hasn't
placed .Mr. Brvnn yet. The
colonel always was hard to
Governor Wil?
Docs Not Want Any Inaugu?
ration Ball.
Washington, D. 0., Ken s ?
In accordance with Governor
Wilson's express request, there
will lie no inaugural ballon the
evening of Mnreli fourth, and
great Ilm liowl thn tlias gene up
in the Capital City. The Wash
iiiglnii dressmakers?modistes
if you please- w ith the accent?
ed Kreuch names, ami the vari?
ous purveyors of things social,
are much disgruntled at the
loss of the profits which they
ad already begun to count up.
Tin tailors, the ilorists, the ca?
terers, and the dealers tu those
wire-hotted bottles with pretty
red seals have been hard hit.
Hut among the workers here,
thoBe "ii whom the high cost of
living has been prt - sing with
over increasing weight as year
followed year during the piping
times of high-tariff prosperity,
the opinion is daily gaining
ground that Governor Wilson
is right in the matter.
TheGovernor based his reipiest
on the fact that the holding of
the so-called ball in the Pension
Building, the only available
structure, would necessitate
the stoppage ol the machinery
of the Pension Bureau and of
the Indian Bureau, and would
plaee some two thousand G?V
eminent employes in idleness
lor a period of about ten days.
Not only that, but a number of
those employes, several bun
died It is understood. are paid
by tlie day. and would lose their
pay during that ten days,
rtiero are always two sides to
every question, you know.
Asa matter of fact, in the
past, the so-called inaugural
hall has boon nothing more nor
less than a crush of humanity,
clad in its best or somebody
else's best, bedecked with flow?
ers ami j. wels, anil moving
about the great hall in the Pen?
sion Building, Irving to keep
ht ip with the strains of music
from a military band, and Cran
iug their necks in an effort to
catch a glimpse of the Prcsi
dehtial party. In no sense have
these so called balls been popu?
lar receptions. The prime re?
quisite to attendance has been
the payment of live hard dollars
for a ticket of admission, and
it has been these Belfsame hard
dollars that have been a bar to
so many people. Mr. and Mrs.
Everyday Man from out o f
toivn would like lo get a look
at the new President, hut they
think to themselves "how about
our clothes," and then they
figure out the three or four
prices they are paying for a
plain to sleep,and the two prices
lor something to eat, and those
ten hard dollars look mighty
big,?and they don'l go to the
ball. But if, as has been stig
gested.a public reception should
tie held in some suitable build
ing, Mr. and Mrs. Kveryday
Man could fall in line and get a
good look at the Presidential
party. Again, you see,there are
two sides to every question.
Your correspondent has been
to one inaugural ball, and he
will never attend another func?
tion like it, even if it don't cost
him a single penny, simply be
cause he doesn't like to have to
imagine he is enjoying himself
when he really isn't. Maybe
he would he thinking about
those ten hard dollars repre?
sented by the bouquet of How.
ers borne by his fair partner,
and of those other numerous
hard dollars paid out for sun?
dry udjuncts to the occasion.
Believe me, gentle rentier, an
inaugural ball, as inaugural
balls have been conducted in
the pasl, no doubt would he a
most delightful function to Mr.
MillionbUcks, or to Mrs. Money?
bags, or Miss Highflyer, but it
wouldn't tit the pockelbnok of
Mr. and Mrs. Kverydav Man.
As 1 have remaiked twice be?
fore, there art? t\V0 sides to
every question; and to a com?
mon, ordinary,everyday Amer?
ican citizen, who works for his
living, blacks his own shoes,
and trims his own whiskers, it
iooks very much as if Governor
Wilson is right about this busi?
ness of the inaugural ball.
President Taft
To Ride With
Will Accompany His Success?
or Back to White House
at Conclusion of In?
augural Ceremo?
nies at the Cap?
Washington, Fob. 8.?Presi?
dent Tuft will ride in a carri?
age with Presidont-olect Wil?
son to the oapitol for the innug
uration ceremonies onMureh I h
ami will escort the new presi
dent hack to the White House.
This announcement was made
by Charles 1). Hilles, secretary
to the president, after a corres?
pondence between the president |
and I lovertior Wilson.
My riding to the capitol ami
hack with the new executive,
President Taft will revert to
the custom o f many years'
standing, which was broken at
tho last inauguration, when Mr.
Taft rode t o the capitol am)
back with Mrs. Taft, and Theo-!
doro UoOBOVelt left the city for
his home in Oyster Hay imme?
diately after Iiis successor had
been sworn in. Mrs. Taft es?
tablished a precedent at thatl
time by making the trip to the
capitol and back with the new
? lust how- Mrs. Taft and Mr
Wilson will go to the capitol I
and return bus not yet I.n
definitely decided. It is sug?
gested that < lovoruhor Marshall
may bo escorted in a carriage I
following that of the retiring
and incoming president, with I
the president pro ??in of the |
s IllOte. In that case, Mrs. Taft I
probably will accompany Mrs j
Wilson'and Mrs. Marshall in
another carriage.
Four years ago. President i
and Mrs.Tatt came to Washing?
ton from Augusta, Ott;, where
they had spent part of the win?
ter, a few days before the in?
auguration, and stopped with
Mrs. William Bourdhiah, On I
tho afternoon of March :trd,
they went to the White House. I
at the invitation of Colonel ami I
.Mrs. Roosevelt, and spent the
night there. The presidentI
and Mrs. Taft have invited the!
president-elect and his wife
stop with them over the night j
of .March 3rd, but it seems that |
the new incumbents o f the |
White House hail already ar?
ranged to stop at a hotel, it is
probable that the president and
his wife will drive to lie- hotel
on the morning of inauguration
and escort Qovornor and Mr-- \
Wilson to the Whin- House, |
from which the procession to
the capitpl will begin.
President and Mrs. Tuft will
he entertained by the new in?
cumbents at an informal buffet
luncheon after returning from
the capitol. after winch the re.
tiring president will join the
new president in reviewing the I
inaugural parade for a tune. |
Tho Tafts will then proceed to
Auguta. ( ia , where tin y will
be the guests of the municipali?
ty for a fortnight, and go to
New Haven, whore Mr. Taft
will take up his duties to Kent
professor at Vale University.
Stockholders' Meeting.
The annual meeting ol the
Stockholders of Interstate Rail?
road Company will be held at
The Flieschmnn House, Alex?
andria, Virginia, Wednesday
February IP, 1011), at 12:30
o'clock P. M., for the purpose
of hearing annual reports, elect?
ing a Hoard of Directors ami
transacting such other business
as may properly come before
the meeting.
11 B. Prick,
Jan. "J--4-7 Secretary.
Stockholders' Meeting.
The annual meeting of the
Stockholders of The Virginia
Coal and Iron Company will be
held at The !? letschman House,
Alexandria. Virginia; Wednes?
day, February 10th, 1013, at
twelve o'clock noon, for th
purpose of hearing annual re
I ports, electing a Hoard of Dt
1 rectors and transacting stiel
other business as may proper!
come before, the meeting,
H. B. IPbioe,
(Jan. '2J-s 7 Secretary
Fighting Hard
For Federal
Ninth District Wants Collcc
torship of Revenue in
Abingdon, Va . Feb. 8. 1 'no
of the warmest tights over Fed
oral 6ftice In tin- State is that
waged over the collectorship <>f'
internal revenuo for the Sixth
or Western District of Virginia!
comprising about ,;" per oenl of
the State. There arc several
candidates, a I I with friends
hard at Work in their I? half.
The present collector is David i
F. Bailey, >>f Bristol; Who only
last Bummer succeeded L. P.'
Summers, of Abingdon. Mr.
Summers was translated to be ;
come in organizer of the forces!
of I'resulent Taft in Chicago,
and it was stated that he was1
to receive ti bigger position/
hut this bow seems hardly'
For years this ofliOo has been
cite of the most valuable assets
the Republican party in the
Ninth District possessed. Its
influence over politics in every
county has bo?il untold. The
Democrats will be more than,
glad to gel hold of it. This is
licing made an argument that i
a .Ninth District man should
have the appointment, and is
being especially urged ill be- ]
half of David A. Preston, of I
Abingdon, who is a candidate
Mr. Preston has the additional
prestige of being a citizen of
Washington County, casting
the third largest Democrat vote
in the Slate and leading the
.Iis; rief in this res pec I
achers ?f Ninth District to
Meet in Bristol.
Emory! Vni, Feb. s.?The
annual educational conference
for the Ninth district of Vir?
ginia will he held in Bristol,
Va., Febrilnry 20-22. This
meeting will be a gathering of
the educational lore s bf South,
west Virginia.
Prominent speakers have
I.n secured for till) general
meetings on Thursday and Fri?
day night? Music will ho furn?
ished by Sullies and inturtnout
Colleges, and as tar its possible
out< rtaiiiiuent f .> r visiting
teachers will he arranged by
Superintendent II. S. McChes
ne> . of tin Bristol schools.
A special invitation is extend?
ed to all teachers and school
officials, all member ami ofli
cers of cili/.ens' leagues, and
Suite ami county officials, and
all private citizens who are in?
terested in cudcationnl work.
Of Big Stone Gap Athletic
Association Held Satur
urday Night.
The annual meeting of the
Hig Stono Oup Athletic Asso
elation was hold ii) the '1'own
Hall Saturday night, und was
attended by a large and enthu?
siastic gathering of Citizen?.
A statement was rend show?
ing the receipts and expendi?
tures of the association last
year and the disposition made
of tin- profits derived from the
celebration, which wore used
towards liquidating the town
debt for the athletic park. Mr.
It, 15. Alsover, the retiring
president, and his executive
committee were given a vote of
thanks for the very able and
elHoient manner i n which they
conducted the association last
year, which was, in every re?
spect, the most Buccesful cele?
brated in the history of the
town The association favored
electing Mr. Alsover president
again this year, but he refused
to accept the honor,
Tho following otlicers were
elected for the ensuing year
H. D, Haker, president; .lohn
Fox, .lr., tlrst vice-president;
A II. Heeder, second vice-pres?
ident. It. A. Ayefs, third vice
president; VV. T. Alsover, treas?
urer; Q. I,. Taylor, secretary.
The following names wore
presented for membership in
the association, and were dulv
elected: J. B. Wamplor, W. b\
t'rowder, P, J, tlrosoclose,
Krank Duncan, H.S.Crawford,
VV. K. Saxton, W. .1 Draper,
Hugh Wager, Dr. Kugate, Otto
Arnold, Henry Hullitt, W. K.
Wolfe, J. VV. Hush, W. J.
Smith. J. 0, Kuller.
Washington, D. ('., Koh. ?.?
President Taft today received
tho resignation of w. 8. Pen
dloton as postmaster at Taze
well. Mr Pendloton resigned
because ho is leaving that town
to live.
A. B. Buchanan, a Democrat,
is now postmaster lit Ta/.ewell,
has itig been nominated by Pen
dlelon's bondsmen. Mr. Htich
anan's nomination was sent to
the Benato by President Taft
yesterday, but it is impossible
to secure coutlrmation at this
session, in accordance with
the postal regulations when
Mr. Pemlleton resigned h i s
bondsmen nominated a man to
take his place until such time
as he is appointed by tin! presi?
dent or relieved by his success
BY MARCH 15th, 1913
SEVEN competent young men and BIGHT
competent young women to accept positions
paying $40 per month and up.
W ANTED! BY MAY 30th. 1913
1 I F L'EEN ( ompetcnt young men and EIG1 1
I LvEN competent young women to accept po?
sit: in-, paying $50 and >6o per month and up.
TWENTY-FIVE competent young men and
TVv EN L'Y competent young women to accept
position as Principal of Commercial Department
m I ligli St hools. Least salary offered to date
$85.00 per month to beginners.
Yni 1 np' F*oi icm t,ian 20 Pos*t'on9 Pay
1 1 1? ? w 1 r\ . jng t(, j,er month,
il in |antiary. < )thcrs as good yet OPEN. If you are
not qualified t" till these positions write us AT ONCE (or
full partit ulars and enroll with us as soon as possible. We
must fill these important places. Write at once, addressing
Central Business College,
Bear Building, Opposite First National Bank.
PHONE 1150. Roanoke, Virginia.

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