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_The Big Stone Gap Post.
XX1, B,G STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA~], WEDNESO?YTlvT?Y_?l7\~9\3. No in Ideal Min? ing Town. Benllftni, Ky., May 17.? In a?]ftll < "Mi!y. miles from ?OVill) . .hi Iii.' main line of v i. & N Kailron?!, ami '-'7 jle? aii.'v Harlan town, al o terrrsitiiis of the W. ,v lt. M tilrond where three yours '0 UlO ! 11 f roanii'ii at will ?or the fields cropping tin aii?, aiol Ii?'' hogs hail froo ceastc flu- nuts of tho forost, nv gttiii-ls tlif lii'aiitiful littlo otleTli town of Dcnham. hero three yearn ago was ithitJg I ? mark the improve bBtOf I li'' country or the <lc ilo'ptne i "I" the natural re? tirees b> man except worn it field-* with fenci'H ilown, and it" coke oven in opera )a Btld .lore under con ructioi making loo ,, k ,. CUS; moilern collages, ;t'i 5fJ : . and a hotel under .n?tr?c! o n making ?.lu dwell rs, Wii ii :i population of idoo 1500. i "ii ask why il in an ?al mi nig town. Y on will nl yOU' iiiswcr in the follow |HBpointH. riii! Hi ''Is and alle) s are laid it on I-' plan of a modern WU.'-? S 11 ' he streets are to ivo Hi I- walks. Kach lot is ii-loso ilh a nicely painted eki't nee. Tin- houses art lilt 0 ilill'erent plans and linftsd in various colors, giv. g the i|'i'earance of a town Whifl .-ach individual nv, in- I id pi? 'i' d his own home, re. iving the town of that nimmt ly, th 1 oneness of appearance atgr is one on approaching uord ii v mining town. The velllt). are framed and plas red, )i '<? ing t hem both neat itl comfortable. Tllft I ii has water works, igh u n the mountain side indu large reservoir, fed by pure 'mountain stream. Tins itonl furnishes pressure for afffe hose in case of lire, hut I litis i "d pure water to the | ?Orijj't'i each dwelling. The Wifj-. olectric lighted, and cli Oi I every home may lie I IraBiuid lighted if the neon-I intOl'ly desires it The i .niitary and health eon tiortf are good. Two doctors! Itl ?1 i allied nurse are employ ? uHRthc t 'ompiiny. tine doc. r Ott. i trained nurse to care r thi :.'k ..I the town, while ?SU. a doctor looks after the MO'> i'ouditions<if the place SB.rv marked advantage Bfifr employees of the Wis 'tliin ? .-I ? 'ompany at this MM'*- the fact that they use I blf-t I '? product of tin- ovens thit- t-e in their furnaces aBw'h ('hicago. This guai UV " regular run of both (KB und ovens till the year, mis .la; regular employment rial .is. The -i distinguish feature tl)8 n itl he active inter itth- operating Company is gjgf in the moral, spiritual, llectual welfare of its es ami their families, g tho great neetl of in tnuzement, the Oompa 1 ? cted , furnished, and i a splendid V. M. t!. tiling. Here we havti a tig-alley, pool room, read and a large room n ill HOME fi Easy Payments ontpany that has loaned '0 Million Dollars at ? interest to buy and homes on return monthly (Ipftl payments only $7.50 md, will do for you have done for hiin i others, if you will II ? ir plan. Write today, let a two-cent piece be finblihg block. Pill in ''? and return this "ad" W ill -tend booklet telling >"iit it. rent <l? you |?y? Ramsey, Agent lOltlce?Over I'ostoflieo irton. - - Virginia equipped for moving pictures, and spacious enough for nil public functions, mich as re ceptions, lectures, ?tc. A li hrary of 260 volumes i s soon to be added to this splendidly | equipped bnihling. This being a generous ?ift from Mr. Me Cnnniek, President of the In? ternational Harvester Compa? ny. This V. M. C. A. is decid? edly the best of its kind in any mining town in this section of the country. The operating Company lias built, furnished, and equipped three Church Mouses. One for the colored, one for the Catholic, and one all people of Protestant faith. No more modern, no more spa? cious, no better lighted or furn? ished houses of worship can bo found in any town in this sec? tion of tin- country. So with these facilities there is no rea? son why each and every person in Benimm should not '} Wor? ship Qod according to the dic tnies of his own Conscience." The Company is wide-awake as to the needs of educating tho youth of the town. A school bus been established for the colored. The whites are well cured for in this respect. Whore in 1910 Stood a one room school house, employitig one teacher for u period o f six months, with an average at? tendance of ii pupils, now stands :i beautiful,;well equip? ped modern three room building employing three teachers for a period of nine months. A rec? ognized 11 it'll School with an enrollment of i!00 pupils, In all probability there will be one more teacher added to the teaching force ami CO more pu? pils by next year. Kor these and many other advantages the people should ibe greatful to the Wisconsin Steel Compa? ny, and especially to tho local manager, .Mr \V. t'. Tucker, who is spending so much of bis time and energy in welfare work. MURDER CASE ENDED IN JONESVILLE COURT. Jonesville, Va., May 17. ? Loo County Circuit Court adjourned for the term here today after a ten day's session. This \\.k has been principally given to tho trial of criminal cases. Mat Btdcher was tried for the killino; of A. .1. Mel.am and found guilty of manslaughter and niven two years in the pen itontiury. This killing occurr? ed at St. Charles about live years a g o. Ileloher escaped und was not captured until a few months ago when he was arrested at Pinovillo, Ky. Sid noy Donny was also tried ami Kivon one year in the |.iton? tiury. Denny w a s charged with killing Odin ami Samuel Collins in tbis county near Cumberland ( lapabout one and one half years ago. The Col tins boys anil live other men, as alleged, while trying to kid? nap a woman to take her to Kentucky to be used as a wit? ness against Denny's brother, were tired upon from ambush and the two killed and their fat her seriously wounded. The evidence in the case was cir? cumstantial, no person having seen the men who did the shoot iag. John Denny and Tom iHinglutm were also charged with the crime, but the indict? ments against them were dis? missed. Walter Lewis charged with bigamy plead guilty and was givon the lowest penalty. Another prisoner was ^iven three years for horse stealing. Irby Hurt, of Abingdon, Va., has been a business visitor to Jonesville for the last few days. Judge H. A. W. Skeon has informed the attorneys here th- t he will take a vacation of j froin > to oo days beginning after next .seek. He will first j visit the Confederate reunion at Chattanooga, ami will proba- j bly spend the balance or bis time in the mountains of .North Carolina. Attorney W. Q. Colson, of Middlesboro, Ky., has been in attendance of this term of court. I Alfred Williams, editor of 'the Cumberland (Jap News, has Ibeen a visitor in Jonesville fori the past four or live days. Land Owners Orgonizc for Purpose of Getting Railroad Built Into Harlan County. A large number <>f persons owning coal und timber lauds in Harlan County, Kentucky, oti Clover Kork and Martins Kork, tributaries of Cumber? land River, met At Pennington Qap last Wcdnofday and ur ganiited under tho name 0 f Clover ami Martins Kork Land Owners Association, with the following officers: President, .Inu. W. Chalk Icy. Bin Stone Gap;Secretary, It. K. L. Chum ley, B?nning ton ? up; Treasurer, O. R. Ball, Harlan. The Asso? ciation will VC'1' ?I1 complote in? formation and prepare a pamph? let showing all the land owners in this territory and all the coal and timber resources. An ef? fect will bo madu to got a rail? road company to build into ibis territory. If this fails, then tbo members of the association will take steps to orgUlli'/.U ;i company ami build an inde? pendent line to connect with the Louisville ,v Nashville or Virginia & South western. A committee composed ol .Inn. A. Creech, Chairman, Harlan, .1. B. Lewis. Harlan, and W. S. Palmer, Kookco, was appointed to net up "ud prepare the infor? mation, a n d a considerable fund was subscribed for the purpose. Another committee, composed of .1. K. Rullitl, Chairman, Bio, Stone Cap, \V. YY. Dufliold and John A. Creech of Harlan, was appointed to consider the railroad end ol the situation. This is the lines! undeveloped coal Held in the mountains, and a number of our Wise and I. County people have holdings there. We should like to see the Virginia >v Southwestern build into Harlan, and then build their proposed yards ami shops hero so they can handle the trullie. Some of our citi? zens who have money must gel together and build liou.-es m ar the proposed yards T he bouse, can be rented as fast as they can be built. Corn Club. Next Meeting to he held oii| Saturday, May 31st. Owing to the president's ina? bility to secure a suitublo man to address the club on next Saturday the May meeting bus been postponed one week ami will he held in the Town Hall at this place on Saturday after noon, May .'list at 2 o'clock, at which time some prominent agricultural man will bo pros out to address the club, and it is hoped that a large number of the farmers of the Richmond Magisterial District will be prosent. Thii rules and regulations governing the club will be pub? lished in the next issue of the Post, and we hope to be able to announce tin- name of t h a speaker to address the (dub at the same I ime. All who expect to contest for prizes must band their names] in to the secretary! the editor of this paper) on or before the next meeting, as no one will be allowed to enter the contest for prizes after that dale. Up to date ten have enter. .I the COp test. These prizes are worth contesting for and all who can should enter. Miss Barker 111 Again. Richmond, Va., May 17.?? Miss Kay Barker who has been seriously ill in Abingdon Hos? pital, does not improve. She arrived in Richmond Monday morning and she will under? go another operation at John? son and Willis Hospital. Her mother, Mrs. A. K. Barker ami brother, Clurnnoo. of Mondotn, will remain in Bichmond with her. Ta/.ewell county took the lead of the Southwest counties and1 appropriated f-tou to pay the expenses of the indignent Con? federate veterans of the county to the reunion at Uettyshurg. Lebauou News. Dispensaries In Three Coun? ties State Hoard of Health Ex? pects to Treat Thous? ands for Hookworm Disease this Sum Uichmond, \ a., May 17. With hookworm dispensaries soon to open io three counties <if t h ?> Commonwealth, the State Board ?f Health today announced details of the most extensive BUirirticr's work yet planned against the tiny Mood sucker of the South. Following a plan inaugura? ted last year, the Board will only operate hookworm dispen? saries in counties where an ap? propriation is made by the Hoard of Supervisors and ofll eial approval of the undertak? ing is given. This, however, Rooms in no wise to limit the activities of the hookworm, ex? perts, as counties an- making i he appropriation as regularly as they are called on. Already eighteen counties have made the necessary appropriation, Hanover having fallen into line t wo Weeks ago. The dispensaries to I.pened within the next few weeks' are in Appomattox, Dickennou ntidI Koauoke counties, where pre? liminary investigations have shown the presence of hook worm disease. As heretofore, stations will be established at different points throughout the counties, at wuich dispensaries will be held from day to day. Dr. K. K. Milbr will be in charge in Appomattox, Dr. \V. A. Brumtlold in Dickenson, and Dr. II. Iii Lickle in Koanoke. 1'heso dispensaries will be kept open for three weeks, after which the inspectors will upd? ate in other counties. With the experience of last year to guide them and with an unbroken record of success,! the inspectors anticipate a very busy season. Last summer, in one county, Dr. Miller and his assistants examined about 1,-1 7oo people and in other coun? ties the allendanoo on the ilis peusarii a was almost as largo New records tire expected this summer, now that the poople of the State are more familiar | with the ravages of this di sense. "'J he plan of the Rockefeller Sanitary Commission," said an olllcor of the Hoard, docs not contemplate more than one dis i ponsory in any county in thol South. With limited'funds and a small stall', in Virginia we cannot hope to return to a county once o u r inspectors have given the people opportu? nity of free examination and treatment. This should arouse the citi /.ons of the counties in which wo are to operate dispensaries this year to the need of taking treatment at once. Every fao ility will be offered them and the arrangement is such that a person who receives treatment can return the next week for further examination and in struclion. We hope that he fore the summer is over, we shall have examined ami treat ed many thousands of our pen. pie who are suffering from this preventable ami wasting di? sease. We have enjoyed Bplon did cooperation and we hope to see it unkroken this year." School Closes this Week. The public, school at this place .-loses this week anil the pupils nro j si finishing the last of i heir examinations. Besides a musical recital to? night given by the music pupils of Mrs. S. A. Bailey's the only entertainment to bo given this' year will be the one Friday night by the graduating class, which is composed of the fol? lowing: Misses Lillian Wolfe, Florence McCormick, Zollie Palmer, Laura Darnell, Qusto va Pursons, Kiltie Horton, Bessie Young, Mary Bounds, mer. From Dante To Elkhorn. Over forty miles between Dante Virginia, und Klkhorn, Kentucky, (railroad building operations for the Carolina, Oliuehfield and Ohio extension tn connect with the Chosupeake and Ohio systern, uro now in full swine;. It is mil' of tho longest forty miles for rixilroad building anywhere in tho United States. No fower than twenty-one Indes in the moun? tains, and one a mile and a half long, niUSl bo bored to let tho line through. Oho rough and ragged strotch follows another the whole way . There will be enough grading and bringing in sullico for many limes the same mileage on an ordinary line. And lite dilliCUltioB are groutl) increased by tho neces? sity of building ? railroad for the heavest hauling with tho lowest grades; this section will be one of llrst class standard construction and in every re Spec! like the line between Dante across the North Caroli? na mountains to Spartan burg-, characterized by solid iills in stead l>f Oven the best trestles, and everything else that befits a toad designed primarily for lite lOUg distance transporta? tion of coal. The cost has been Itliofiioially estimated at live million dollar . or one bumlred and twenty thousand dollars a mil.-. It requires very strong financial backing, which the i lliuchfield has, to d 0 such tilings, But the benefits in prospect from the extension are more Lhitn proportionate even to tbis extraordinary expense. Con? necting with the Chesapeake und Ohio, at Klkhorn, it gains an outlet to the Great Lakes and the whole middle West. Thereby it becomes the short? est, most direct, best built line between that great region and the South Atlantic States, it should I"- best 1,1 ,io a great business of every kind, espe cially in connection with the L'aiiama Canal. Products of the South and Middle Wosl will be directly exchanged, and coal shipments can How both Ways. Much greater impor? tance will be attached to the terminal proprutions about to begin at Charleston in contem? plation either of an extension from Spartnnsburg or of trtlflic arrangements w i t,h existing roads. We may hope, too, that at no very distant date the tor initial property purchased some lime ago at Sotllhport will also In- utilized. Tin- Clinohliold could not a (ford to stop at Dante no matter what the cost of go? ing through to Klkhorn. It is understood that the line from Klkhorn to I In- t Ihio Itiver will ho built by tin- Chesapeake ami Ohio on i In standardized plan. Thousands o f laborers are now at work from both ends of the section of roads, and infor? mation is that all should be complete in 12 months, it will thus linish ab,ml even with, or only a little behind, the open? ing in commerce of the inter oceanic canal. Li banon News Commissioner (Coiner's Farm Bulletin For May. Commissioner Koinor's May Bulletin, which is being mailed out to tin- farmers, is a publica lion of unusual interest to the farmers, all of whom should have a copy. Tbis Bulletin deals with many subjects close to the heart ii f belter farming. At this season of the year,when insects are so troublesome anil when the importance of know? ing how to combat them and what kind of spray material should be used and how and when it should be applied is a timely subject to discuss. 7 I pages of this Bulletin uro de? voted to this question, j Articles on good substitute pastures, the value o f this silo, and rape as a pasture crop ap? pear. The interesting subjects of liming grass, lands; what the crop needs; the successful farm? er is the man who thinks; tho deadly house tly ;homn canning; killing wild onions; stay on the farm boys; self dipping vat for 'hogs; ami other subjects, help fill to the farmer, are discussed. Malaria Bulle? tin State Board of Health to Is? sue Directions For Pre? venting Chills and Fever. Richmond! Va., May 17.? The familiar chills and fever of execrated memory will lie the object of an attack in a bulletin of the State Hoard of Health, the early publication of which was announced today. Kxperienee linn shown that in various parts of the State neglect of proper drainage has resulted in the appearance of malaria in quarters where it has n it been previously known; a ii d repeated requests have been made to the State Hoard of Health for directions as to l he best means of overcoming this disease. It is to moot this demand that the Hoard has prepared and now in press a bulletin in which the most re. cent discoveries regarding the prevention of malaria are dis. cussed in detail. The various methods of ridding the farm ami the home of the pest-bear ing mosquitoes are described, with directions for preventing their breeding. This bulletin, like all others published by the Hoard, will be sent frei? upon request to any resident of the State. Accepts Senators' Recom? mendation. Washington. May Iii.?The nomination by President Wil? son of Titaoker Cecil to In- post? master at Pennington (lap was made solely on the recommen? dation of Senators SwailSon and Martin and tends to show by whom tin- patronage for the Ninth District is to be distribu? ted. Although Mr. Ceoil se? cured the highest vote in Dem? ocratic primary held at Pen nington (lap to decide the choice of the patrons of the ofllco among the three candi? dates, the fact that the rocom meudation of the senators was accepted and that information was not sought from any other representative of the State is not without significance. It was learned at the post uflico department that Post Master General Burlesou will follow the senators' recommen? dations with regard to appoint? ments in the Ninth district in every instance unless some? thing very serious c a u bo brought against the candidates, Several other nominations of post masters for the Ninth dis? trict on the recommendation of Sonntors Marlin and Swanson are expected within a few days which s h o w beyond doubt which way the wind is blow? ing. Official List. r*ollowlng.U Hie UttlcUl List of IUs* lull i'layera, entered for tin- IU13 Serie?, Coll l ielda Baseball league, for the lllg Stone (Jap AUielelie Aasoclailou < ?i> STONKOA. Vornoy T?te, Qulneey Swain, Unhurt Williams, EdTnte. stminy Tata, riar ence Uatla, Charlie llollenbaek, Crlt Wi lls OeorgC < ohllroh, Robert Kolatoo, lteniiy Willama, K.d Taylor, Ralph Tag gart, C. II Itlohniood, J. M Rw ing WISH Vernon Kulton, Geo, It, Lipp?, t 0 MoCall, Klh. it Lipps, Ji ll Kisor. 8, Ollt nor Untier Richmond, Mat Qreen, Th?r man Hotaon, Kiwli Adanu, Tt>m Roman, llrh.in lleVerly, K. Steven?, J?s. Mo Craelceii, Vernon imtaon. UK! 8TONK OAI *. Will l-iitter, W. It. (alley, llusmjll Crouao, Walker Jones, J U wampter, Plan, Wiley, .Ii* I'anish, K'r,-d llaker, llliiino Mct.'orkle, I'.it II:iiiimoiiiln, K W Lewla, Carilale Skeen, J. R, Hall, John Kell), H..y llanka. NORTON. C. R, Criap, Car! (ilbaoii, /.aek W?t klna, Frank Suthers, W. S Will?.' Kal i.iy Price, Oarl afeador. Q C HcCall, I-ary Ueador, Virgil Katlitf. Chaa. Adams Willie Anderson, Clarence Stone, Camp? bell Meador, Elmer Jenkins The display of Kord automo? biles by tho Star Milling Com? pany in front of tho courthouse jon Tuesday elicited much fa Ivorablo comment. This ear is I becoming very popular in Tar.e j well, and two sales wer? re? corded Tuesday.?Tazowoll Ito publican.