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I The Big Stone Gap Post.
|?L" XX1, B,G STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 30. 1913. -No~lT Farmers Club ^For the Richmond Magiste? rial District Organized at This Place Last Sat? urday. Notwithstanding tin- contin jaoiiH rain quite a crowd o f JfimniTH inoi in the Town Hall R this place on last Saturday Hfternoon and organized the Richmond District Farmers Lpluli. with flio following olli. Mrs: & Jno. W. Ohalkloy, Pros. IS ('. I''. BlantOU, Vice Pros. j U.S. Knight. Sir. ft/. H. <'. Stewart. Treas. I K U, Cousins, Librarian sg Kules and hy-laws governing ?jtlie clilb were adopted, and the He.me will he published in the ?boxt isSlIU Of the Post * After a thorough discussion Mho following prizes were doci gded upon in, the corn growing ??outest: Bjtiggest yield on out! acre: 1st. Prize.$25 00 2nd Przo . 10.00 3rd. Prize. A.00 jtiggest yield on one aero ut low. st cost: 1st. Prize.$25.00 2nd. Prize 10.00 3rd; Prize. 5.00 post ten ears of Corn. 1st Prize.$25 00 2nd. Prize . . 10.00 3rd; Prize. 5.00 Each contestant in the eon test will be tdlowetl to select his own ground and cultivate in any way that suits him .?st. The corn to he gathered ot later than the fifteenth of loyomber, under such rub s as . ill be decided later h y a coin dttee appointed for that pur ose. Quito a number of fanners ave already decided to go into he contest and all who go into t must decide between now ,nd the next regular meeting if the club on the fourth Satur lay in May, by which time tames of all contestants must 10 furnished the secretary. The club will hold regular uoni hly meetings on the fourth Saturday afternoons in each nonth and the place of meet ngs will be decided at each Mieting. The next meeting .vil! be held in the Town Hall it this place at one o'clock on the fourth Saturday in May. Mr. S. A. Miller,' of Johnson .'ily. 'reim., a representative of tho Land ami Industrial De? partment of the Southern Kail way, was present ut the meet ing Saturday and addressed the farmers on the cultivation ami preparation of the soil for the vurioits crops. His talk was very interesting and beneficial and was much appreciated and enjoyed by all present, lie will later visit the farmers at their homes, examine their land and assist them in every way possi? ble to improve the condition of the soil. It is the intention of the club to get various agricultural men to address the members ut dif? ferent times during the spring and summer, and at the meet ing m May we are suro some experienced man will he pros ent to talk to them. Tho Post and every one eon Loans and Investments The Standard Home Company, Inc., provides home purchasing contracts with i guaranteed investment, an agreement is made whereby yon can borrow money to buy or! build a home or pay oil' that mortgage with interest ut live per cent on yearly balances, and your return will be *7.".U per mouth on each pi,000 bor? rowed. Rent receipts never pay dividends. We have put more than ten times, ami people in their own homes, and can put you in yours, 'f you will take our plan. Assets over $1,525,000.00. Call or write at once for information to C. B. Ramsey, Agent Oflice?Over Postofliee Norton, - - Virginia neoted with tliis movement is highly pleased with the inter est tliat is being taken in it by the farmers of the district, and we ure sure that much and last? ing good will be accomplished, and that this in only the be? ginning of anew era in agricul? tural development in tins sec lion. P. very fanner in t l< e Ltichmoud District is urged lo join the club. The member? ship is growing rapidly, and up to date is composed of the fol? lowing: J, IV gtidliarn J. T Derlen II ?' Htoworl S. s Hamilton .1 It. Hamilton C. I lllantoii I ' ? Morris N Knight \. M Loo* s A. Slhlhain 1Umy Hamilton Hop 1 Ikins r <; sk,-,ii B, J. I'rcscoti lt_J> Ii.lor .1. S. Kambien It T Halo .1. [,. Wells Martin Wi-iis l*. II. Kcnucdy ?; w h.nhI M ?? llurloii Trig Harrison J. w. Ilelchcr ?I. I.. McCormtek S l>. Floehoi V. C, Moore W. J. Uorslbj C I". Campbell I- II. Gllloy K i. Couaii.! W. s MUhowa l> K. Allen Van I'endletoii J. J. Gtlley A. J. II -1 Jnu W. (Jhalkley Charlc* Phillips T. il. Utbson JarrSis Hiini Abingdon Presbytery. Abingdon Presbytery of the Presbytorinti Church in the Qtiited States convened in its| Stated Spring Meeting Tuesday April 10th in Dublin, Virginia. Tue ehnrclies within the bounds of the Presbytery were well represeutetl by their pastors) and ruling elders. Judge W.l s. Mathews was providentially prevented from attending, but the Big Stone Gap church was represented by Messrs. \V. T. Alsovor, A. K. Morison and Licentitate .las M. Smith. In addition lo the usual or der of business, t he subject of I to. Missions was particular? ly emphasized. Bev; V. K. Ulark addressed the Presby? tery on the splendid work of the (irundy Pushy terian School Of Buchanan County; Itev. J.1 II. Vitier,'oii the work amongI the miners of McDowell County and Bev. .las. M. Smith, on the work in Wise County. The annual report of the Superin? tendent of Home Mission, Bev. I Quo. II. i lilmer, I?. 1>., was heard with much interest, It showed a marked increase both in contributions and results over I:,st year's report. Dur? ing the sessions Licentitate .las. M. Smith, of Big Stone (lap, was publicly examined on Iiis college and Seminary cour? ses, and after preaching a n or? dination sermon before thePres byt?ry, lie was ordained to the offiofl of Minister of the Gospel. Mr. Smith ift a graduate of the Virginia Poly technic Insli tute a n d Ifnion Theological Seminary. He was examined and granted a license to preach the Qospel by Knst Hanover I Prosbytery in session at Rich? mond, Vu., May *>th I912j and transferred to Abingdon Pres? bytery. Since that lime lie has been laboring as a Probationer according to the rules of the Presbyterian church governing candidates for the Ministry, lie has been assigned by the Presbytery as Acting Pastor of the Big Stone < Sap Church upon the request of the. congrega? tion. The Presbytery made a dona? tion of $1600.00 to tlio local congregation lo assist them in the erection of a suitable house for divine worship. At it con? gregational meeting Sunday. April 27th, it was unanimously decided to begin work on the church as soon as possible. The costs of the proposed prop? erty is estimated at $5000.00 or more. Several desirable sites are under consideration, but as yet no definite selection has been made by the Building Committee. The Big Stone Gap Presby terian Church was organized in lS'.'O, but for years the fact that it owned no house for di? vine worship has great ly hand i capped its work. It is encour? aging to know that n building which will adequately meet the needs of the congregation will soon be erected. Chattanooga has decided to I raise from $60,000 to $75,000 for entertainment of the reunion of confederate veterans to be held there May 27-29. CLEANING UP DAY. Friday, April 25th, was an ideal cleaning day as to wheath? er and all otnor conditions, The civic pruln <>f our citizens, evinced everywhere by the pre? liminary work they had so well done, was exceedingly gratify? ing, The removal of trash, I door is, etc., was not finished, owing to the impossibility of! securing enough teams, but! will be continued during the' present week until the whole; town has been covered. We now hope to enlist tho in? terest ami assistance of each and every citizen in keeping our town (dean and sanitary | In thJs connection we wish in) quote article Will, sections21 and TJ of the ordinances o f the town of Big Stone t lap. Section -K a c h properly I owner or tenant shall keep a\ barrel or box located at some convenient and accessible point in which to put refuse matter accumulating around premises. Council shall employee wagon to make rounds of the town at least unco a week and haul away refuse matter placod in barrels ami boxes and dump same into river or at, some point outside the town limits. Any property owner or tenant fail? ing to comply with this ordi nance shall he lined not less than $1.00 or more than $5.00 for ouch seperato offence; 8ool ion 12 ?It shall bo un? lawful for tin' owners of build? ings, or tenants, or any other person, to throw into streets, alleys, yards, or on exposed vacant lots any asiies, hones, tilth, vegetables, or any debris that is liahgorOus t o public! health or offensive in any wu> Any person violating this ordi nance will he fined not less than $2 MO or more than $5.00 for is ich offence. L bacinhes the imperative ditty of the ser geant to enforce this ordinance and report all violations to the KEVYAKI). The Civic League of Big stone i lap offers a reward of $1.00 for information concern ing violations of above ordi? nances. The inspection committee re? ports I hat I wo of the League's waste paper cans have beeil re? moved from the streets, llal low'eeli spooks are doubtless responsible for this, but, we will he great ly indebted t O those knowing vvhero they are I at present. if they wilt return I them to the Streets. The League will meet Friday! .May'2nd at three o'clock a' the residence of Mrs. lt. 'I'. Irvine. Open Dispen? saries Hookworm Inspectors Begin Campaign in Appomattox and Dickcnson Coun? ties. Richmond. Va.. April 20.? Equipped with ample labora? tory facilities lo make diagnosis and supplied with a full stock of literature on hookworm di? sease, two Inspectors of the State Hoard of Health will be? gin work this week i n the State's summer dispensaries Hr. W. A. Bruin field will open his dispensary i n Dicken son County, where preliminary tests have shown the presence of hookworm disease. Remain? ing in IMckonson about three weeks, Hr. RrumHeld will take in turn the other counties of the extreme Southwest in an eiror! effectually to rid that section of the disease. He will probably remain in that part of the State until the summer sea? son ends. Dr; K . E Miller, another in? spector of t he Hoard, has al? ready opened his headquarters at AppomattOX Courthouse and will begin tiio treatment of cases next week. Like Dieken sou, Appomattox has made an appropriation for the dispensa? ry and the county officers are cooperating heartily in an ef? fort to make the dispensary successful. Ready To Be? gin War On Typhoid. Board of Health Will Under? take Campaign for Better Methods of Sewage Disposal. Richmond, Va.i April 'J'l.? j Pull annouueemunt of tho plans I of the State Hoard of Health for tllO control of typhoid fever this Rummer was made this] morning, together with a state meet that the chief fighl of the year will he for sanitary meth? ods of sewage dispose! to pro? tect the State front the ??sum? mer scohgo." As heretofore, i t was an? nounced , Assistant-Commis? sioner A W, Freeman will he in direct charge of the held campaign against typhoid and will haVo such assistant as the limited funds of the Hoard will permit. I?r. Freeman Will have ins headquarters in this city during tie- coming summer and will direct from In re the inves? tigation of particular epidemics, Tito study of rural typhoid, which has been carried on for t v. o years, will be continued tliiS summer, though it is not now planned to open a Hold laboratory. "Wo have never believed,-' said an officer of the Board this morning, "that our stall' of in? vestigators can control t he health of the Commonwealth imaided. We must reh upon the intelligent action of the in? dividual citizen and must bond our energies to giving I o every citizen the information where? with lie can protect himself For this reason, during the coming summer, vy? lue going 0 iSSUe I large nUppI >' of lltoi i line on t no prevent ion of di souse, especially of typhoid fever an I hook w urn disease I'hi- ??? shall try to mluc? in t lie hands of all I he people. The truth We tire now striv? ing to impress is ih it the coli troi of typhoid fever is directly a question of sewage disposal. Through carelessness in this re? spect, typhoid fever is .spread broadcast, where c..ro and cau? tion would altogether proven) the,disease. For this reason, we are urging up in the people the importance id' sanitary out? houses. If .very farmer and urban citizen vtotild see to it that his outhouse is sanitary. Hies could not carry the genus of diseuse, and typhoid fever would cease to bo a problem We have a great variety of lit j eraturo oh the sanitation of outhouses, all of which can be had upon request. ? "Curability to control out? breaks of typhoid is going to dep.-ml upon tin- promptness and completeness o f reports sent us, Uoherally, if an out? break is investigated as soon as ;! begins, it can ho controlled, unless all have been exposed to infection, hut where there is delay, no assurance of success can be given. We are asking that ovory case of typhoid fever he reported and are going to request the physicians to in. ' form us at once of every case occuring in their practice. In 1 this way we hope to b arn of j epidemics as soon as they ap? pear." Parcel Post Docs Big Busi? ness. More than 150,000,000 parcel post packages were mailed dur? ing the three months the sys? tem was in operation, accord? ing to computations announced recently, by postal experts and based upon reports from the fifty largest post, offices; Ap? proximately 55 per cent, more business was handled in March than in January. Chicago leads all other cities; 6,805,144 parcel being handled in two months New York handled 5,973,070; and Huston 1,057,450, The Virginia & Kentucky Railway is again planning to extend its line into the timber belt and coal fields of Dieken son county.?Norton Newa. Death of Dr. Lloyd A message was received from Salem early Sunday morning announcing the death in that place Saturday night i>f Rev. John J. Lloyd, I), D., the bo loved rector ol Christ Church, and Archdeacon of the South? ern Diocese of Virginia of the Protestant Episcopal Church. The end was not altogether un? expected, since Dr. Lloyd suf? fered a stroke of paralysis Monday night, remaining un? conscious all the week, and tidings of his rapidly failing condition were received hero late Saturday. The remains were conveyed to Lynchburg Monday, and the burial services Were hehl at half past two o'clock in Grace Church, of which l>r. Lloyd was formerly rector. At the hour of the services in Lynch burg, funeral services were helu in Christ Church here, in which all of the churches of the town united. My special request, Rev. Jas. M. Smith, pastor of the Presbyterian i Irnich, conducted the services, being assisted by Rov. .1. II. Craft. Rov. <i. M. Moreland and Rov, ?'. U. Livosay, pastors respectively of the Baptist, Methodist and Christian Churches. The love of the citi? zens of Big Stone Gap for Dr. Lloyd was very sensildy attest od by the gathering of a cou gregaliori which overtaxed the capacity of Christ Church, who would render their last homage 10 the mentor) of one whom they esteemed so highly. Dr Lloyd came to Big Stone I lap in the fall of 11)07, soon after being appointed Arch? deacon of tins Diocese. He conducted regular s.ervices here on each lirsl ami third Sunday. In addition he had regular ap? pointment- ai Appuhtchia K- ? - keo Dorchester ami Dante, lie also arranged 10 roach nearly ill of the pr.pal mining towns of ibis section from time to tune. He was grontl) be loved by all those to whom bt ministered, and a host ?l frieiidh mourn his sudden death. High Cost Of Living. Washington, April 'J4 ?The high COS! of living is due large ly to inefllciency in production and distribution. The high cosi of distributing g?ods is one of the single biggest elements in it. Stop to consider that it costs eight times as much to deliver a pound of coffee from the corner grocery store as it does lo bring the coffee i u ship bottoms from Rio de Janeiro to Nov. York. The waste from inotllcieut methods in handling package freight in railway terminals, freight sheds and transfer yards amounts to a very large per cent, of the total freight charge of about, $2,000, .,01 0 per annum. The inefll ciency arising from bail roads makes tt cost something like $:t00,000,000 a year merely to cart our cotton crop from the fields to the railway station. I think few people realize the immense tax put on us all by bad roads and inefficient hand? ling. Compare the SWift-mOV ing train, in which a powerful locomotive hauls a great num? ber of fully loaded cars at a fair rale of speed, with the casual, half loaded cart or truck by which the product is taken from its point of production to the railway station. The dif? ference is that between dark? ness and light, between etil ciency and waste. CTA MIN;: US wanted by \J\J Stonegap I lolliery Com puny, Glamorgan, Vn. Steady work. Highest price per ton paid in the district; Healthy camp. Excellent water. School and church facilities. Stonegap Colliery Co. J. S. CHLVNRY, lien. SnSut Resources Of Southern States An Impressive exhibit of thn mineral resources of the sixteen Southern Suites whose indus? tries are included in the exhibit of t lie Southern t'omtnercinl Congress is seen in n large wall map which hasjust been special? ly compiled by the United State Geological Survey, for the use of the congress. The minerals pf the several ureas are shown on the map in appropriate colors and tints, si.no- of wnich are of course superimposed on others. Coal is the premier mineral resource of the Southern States. The than shows Inrge ureas of workable bituminous coal in Maryland, Virginia, West Vir? ginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, and smaller areas in Georgia and North Carolina. The Ueologi eal Survey's estimate of the or? iginal tonnage I in the ground) of the southern coal Holds is ii 1:1,.'i:i7,000.000 short tons; the total production to January 1, 1012, was 1,624,237,288 tons. The area of the southern eoal fields "containing workable coals" i s shown a s 104,606 square miles and that which "may contain workable coals" as 146,700 square miles addi? tional. The areal distribution of oil a id natural gas as shown on the map is very inconspicuous compared with the great coal areas. The value of the oil and nat? ural gas produced in Hill was. however, nearly three-fourths that of the coal produced to thn s one year, The value of the aoal produced in 1911 was$124, i; thai of oil ami gas was $89,000,000 cia> products of the South? ern Si,ites in 11U1 amounted to m il,, than f'J'.l 000,000 and the Geological Survey is authority for t h e Statement that the southern deposits probably ex? ceed ill area and volume thine of any other portion of the United Slates of the same size. The lead ami Zinc produced in the Southern States in 1911 vvi,s valued at $10,014,360. The -tone was valued at $1,276,160 ind is shown on the map to bo well distributed. The produc? tion of phosphate is essentially a southern industry and thu I value of the output in 1911 was ?11,860,81 i. t >f iron ore deposits, large areas are indicated on the map in Missouri, Arkansas, Tennes? see, Virginia. West Virginia, and North Carolina and smaller bodies in Maryland, Alabama, Texas, South Carolina, and Oeorgin. Tho output from the ten producing Southern States in 1911 was valued at $7,279, 208. An estimate of the avail? able iron ore reserves in tho Southern States by C. Will?rd llaym-s, formerly chief geolog? ist of the United Slates Geolog? ical Survey, places it at 500, 000,000 long tons, together with a much larger quantity of low grade ore. Copper is produced in seven of the Southern States; the value of the output in 1011 was $2,455,362. This large map shows 22 mineral deposits of the South? ern States the annual output of which is valued at 11 ,iiu(),ooo or less. Reduction In Cost. To laiiit the woodwork of a room one lint with I., .v M. Bemi-H|X?d Keal Paint?Vtt) 1 <iti*rt of [Klint made by mixing t part ? >( Turpentine witii ~i pin's oftba I. ,t M. SemhMlxad Krai r?int. Tula quart of pure Paint wilt eoat $ *i I ii.' pallium labor roHU abou', 7 A Total cost $1 It Compare tbia with the root of ready mixed paiiita Knt for ?u!a1.Iii painting add tt quarto of Mneeed i ill u? a ,x-> no Jf the L.it M Semi-Miaul Y 11 Thin will make 1 S I gallon* n. pur? pilnt costing about ?1 iC j Sold by Kelly Krug l 0 v Stone llap, Va., WANTED.?At Josephine. Va., miners, coke patten and loaders. Work easy and regu? lar. Wages good. Interment (Coal and Iron Company. 14 17.