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__The^Big Stone Gap Post_
/OL" = BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. MAY 28. ?913. N^~22 BOARD OF TRADE $lects Monday Night and Elects Officers and a Board of Directors. la the Qoodloe Hull on Mm> luv night the Hoard of Trade Id a very enthusiastic moot pg anil oleeted olHcors and a [oard <>f directors. The meeting was called to r.lor by General Aycrs, the resident of the board for tho net three years, who made an hthuaiaatio and encouraging [ddrOSS. ) I e reviewed i h o .irk that had been done dur lg the past three years and prospects for tho future rowth of the town. He stated Iiis opinion it was only a Btiou of ashorl time until the olroads running through Big 0 G up would join in build 1 union depot in plat three n thosito originally laid out i that purpose, lie further tti il the Southern Railway nopany had taken title to a rgu boundary of land near the irginia and Southwestern Do for the purpose of building insive yards to handle their trafllc from the mines and ion adjecent to Big Stone It was his opinion that 10 yards would he built soon when completed I hat it i i lie intention the Railroad in pan y to making this place | starting point for all trains the Virginia and Southwest I, that all the trainmen would dcu Big Stone Gap t h o ir mes, which would great h Hrn.-tit the town. lie stated t|i . i good many of these men w already acquiring homo nthis place. He realised that mi.- town was very much handi ;?i| I'd at tint present time on ?vaunt of suitable houses for ?'"ple to live in who wished to n: their families here, but Wut- d that he was very much w.itilli d to announce that ar nngemeiits wero on foot, with H <?l chances of being perfect 9U, whereby money can he Mfc-un-d to build all ll'ie houses jfir residence purposes that tl is a demand for. Tho etch' no- is to build various kinds in houses and either sell or rent Iflii iii t'i parlies who desire to in their families here. If il hi goes through it will Beult in at least. LOO families j?iAing to Big Stone Gap as fa the*houses caa be built. || I . Itowing Hen. Ayors, Mr. m M I),iodine (the had 'un) SB.id.-a few remarks that set sjjB-iv one on tire with the ?g"i-tcr spirit, and brought a arty applause. After these addresses t h e Brd elected the following olli re und directors for the eu uig year: '? t halkley, President, Di Karl Htoe.hr, Vice I'resi irge I.. Taylor, Secretary 'rensurer. I irs.?J. K. Bullitt, It. ie, W. T Good (be, A. II. I (!. N. Knight, .1. O. fillei, It, A. Ayers, C. S. (>?r H OM E [On Easy Payments ompany that has loaned Pwo Million DollaVs at ? cent interest to buy and il homes on return monthly d payments only .f>7.A<> -and, will do for you it they have done for huri I" ol others, if you will |d their plan. Write today, ' lei a two-cent piece be moling block. Kill in l'"ii anil return this "nd" I will send booklet telling ?bout it. much rent do you pay!. B. Ramsey, Agent 1-Over l'ostoflice iorton, - - Virginia Constitution and By Laws Of Richmond District Farm? ers Club, of Wise County, Virginia. 1 Tliia association ?hall hol sly teil and known at* the Itich mond District Farmers Club. II The objects of this club are to advance the knowledge nod promote the general interest of agriculture am) horticulture in the Richmond Magisterial Dis? trict of Wise County, Virgin? ia. Ill The officers shall consist of a President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Librarian. IV Duties of Officers. I. It shall he the duly of the President to preside at a 1 I meetings of the club; to enforce a dub obsorvnnco of the eonttti tuthm.bv laws and rules; to assign topics for discussion at meetings, procure spoakors and lecturers, and perform such other duties as the executive head of such organizations or diiiarily perform. ?1. ft shall be the duty of the Vice President to preside at meeting in the absence of the President, and t o perform such other executive duties as may he delegated to him by the President, :\. The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of the clnh in a honk to he provid? ed, for the purpose; tin- names of each member, and prepare and read all such names a t the first annual meeting each year; lie shall have charge of the archives of the club; ami shall conduct the correspondence of the club, under the direction of the President. ?I. The Treasurer shall keep all money belonging to the Club in soino hank designated by it, ami shall disburse the same under the direction of the club on the order of the President. He shall keep an accurate ac? count of all money received and disbursed, and render a state mont thereof at the first annual mooting each year, and at such other tunes as the club may re? quire. 5. The Librarian shall have charge of the library, pamph? lets and documents of the clnh, ami provide for the distribution ami return thereof, Me shall procure all ] osstblo informa? tion abbot agricultural a n d horticultural subjects for the hem-IU of the members of the cluh. V All elections for ollicers shall In- by ballot, ami shall be held lit the tirst regular meeting in January of each year, and their terms shall commence immedi? ately after their election and hold for one year or until others are elected to (ill their places. In cas<> of a vacancy occurring in any office, the club shall im modiately go into an election to fill the same. A majority of all the votes cast shall be nec? essary to a choice. VI Any white per? in interested in agriculture or horticulture, of good moral standing, a resi? dent of the Richmond Magiste? rial District of Wise County, agreeing lo support all lawH ami regulations made by it, may become a member i>f this cluh. VII The cluh shall meet t h e fourth Saturday In each month at 1 o'clock p. in. at such place as is agreed upon at the last regular meeting. Called meet? ings may be held at any time upon the call of the President after sufficient notice to mi Hi? lters. Soven members shall consti? tute a i|Uortim for the transac? tion of business. VIII The order of uusinesH at each regular meeting shall be as follows: 1. Calling roll of ollicers, anil lilling vacancies. 2. Ronding minutes of lust meeting. .'I. Reports of committees. ?I. Unfinished business. 5. Now buaineaa. <;. Reception of new mom bora. 7. Has a n y member tiny question to ask for information in regard to bis farm, stock, etc? 8. Beading 0 f communica? tions, papers and essays. Discussion o i" Regular Topic. 10. Genoral discussion of pertinent atlbjeota. It. Assignment of subject for next discussion. Officers of Club?First Term. President, .Ino. W. Chnlklay, Big Stone < lap, Va. vice President, Creed R, Blanton, Big stone < lap. Va. Secretary, Gilbert \. Knight, Big stone (lap, Va. Treasurer.il. Clay Stewart. Big Stone (lop, Va," B. F. I >. No. t. Librarian, f?smnn 1,.Cousins. Big Stone, Gap, Va.. K F. I?. No. 2. Next Meeting, Saturday, May 3 lit, nil!). Regular Topic: t'orn Culti? vation. Cnrn Contest for 1913. I'.iggest yield on one acre: 1st. Prize 00 2nd l'r/.e . 10.00 3rd. Prise. 5.00 Biggest yield on one acre at lowest cost: ist. Prise r'j.von ?2nd. Priso . in.no 3rd. Prise. 6.00 Best ten ears of corn. 1st Prise.$26.00 2nd, Prise. 10.0 ? ;trd. Prize. 6.00 Any contestant may try for one or more classes, and may enter the same o n different acres for any prize or prizes. Lach contestant, who must he a member of tint club, must give in his name to the Seero tary on or before May 'list. Additional prizes in lhe-.ecl.ifs ea may bo offered later. .Members and those wishing to join the club should cut out (his article and tile it away for their information. Hotel Inspec? tion Temporary Assistant Will Sec That Summer Hotels Are In Sanitary Con? dition. Richmond, \ a,, May 2-i In an t ffort to see that all the sum? mer hotels of the Stale ore ia a thoroughly sanitary condition when they open t o receive guests, t h q State Board of Health today named 0. W. Holland of Accohino county as a temporary inspector and dis? patched him on a special sur vey of the resorts which come under I he hotel law. Dr. R.K. Flaiinagau.lhe regu? lar inapector of the State Board : of Health, has been busy w ith special school inspection. He is however, now making his usual visitations, but he will he unable to see personally that all the hotels soon to open for tho summer months a r e in proper condition. Mr. Holland, whilo assisting Dr. Kiaiinngan during the summer months, will be able promptly to visit these hotels ami to inspect their sanitary arrangements. "The Board i.sanxiotis."reads the bulletin issued today, "to guarantee a standard of sani? tation in the hotels which make a speialty of the summer trade; and we hope to see that all of, them are in such a condition that tin- health of guests will be fully protected. Our statT of inspectors, however, is strict ly limited and we cannot hope to visit the average hotel more than once during tin.- season. ; Accordingly, we urge guests who find insanitary conditions at hotels to notify tho Board in j order that these may be correct? ed at once." I News from Mrs. Bailey of I this place and Mrs. Collier of jTurkey Cove, who wore operat? ed on at Louisvillo states that I both are doing well.? Penning j ton Gap News. erases. The graduating exercises of the Big stdiin Gap High School wert? hi'lil Friday night in the high school auditorium. The stage was tastefully decorated with beautiful hanging ni obtained from Florida, and with red and whileexopopaper, representing the class colors. In the front of the stage above was the class motto, rinn ni i/iti fafairat, and on each side the word "seniors," the letters of both artistically fashioned from t he moss. First on the programme was the announcement of the win? ners nf the medals offered by the Daughters of the Confed? eracy. The one in the grades was awarded ti> Miss ESIsio Tay lor ami Miss Josephine Kelly was the fortunate pupil in the high school, having as her sub jOCl "OaUSOS Leading to the Civil War." After this the seniors, attired i n the mOsI tasteful manner, took their places on the stage, Mr. Wal? ler prosiditig in his usual grace? ful way. The graduating ex ercises were opnnccl with a very interesting essay entitled "The Manufacture of Cuke," by Byron Uhouds. Then fol? lowed four quite interesting papers. "Social life in t h U South before the civil war as depicted by page," Mis-- Flor once McCormiok; "Neglected i'lassies," Miss Zoltio Palmer; "Fables'j" Miss Cm-lava Par? sons; "Sidney Lanier," Miss Bossle Young, All the papers were thorough? ly original in character and rc lleoted much credit on their makers. They were represen? tative of the work done by these students during the year, and in this feature showed a pleasing departure from the usual High school essays, After the reading of the es? says Mr. Waller announced the folli>wing honors for the session: I First honor, MissZollie rainier; Second h o n o r, Mr. By run | dr., and third honor, Miss Uub tava Parsons. Honornblb men? tion was made of Miss llessie Young for nll-r?uhd improve? ment ilui iug the session The must pleasing feature (certainly fur the graduates) was when Mr. Irvine, after a few well chosen remarks, pre? sented ((opinions to Bio follow, ing: Mis.-,.-.-, Virgin Bounds, Laura Darnell, Ktttiri Horton, Josephine Kelly, Fl?ronco Mc Cormick, ftollie Painter, Qusta? va Parsons', Grace Wulfe, Bes sie Young, and Mr. Byron Rhonds, .1 r. According to their usual cus? tom the local alumni gave tie graduates and faculty a very delightful banquet immediately I after i he exercises, Thus ended a ver> BUOCOSsful year for the l-tig Stone (Jap High School. Game More Plentiful. Freeljug, Vil., May 32.?Small game, such as gray squirrels, pin--,ants a n d partridges, is more plentiful in Dickenson county than it lias, been for some years past, Especially is this true of the Virginia side of the Gumberlanda, which section is more sparsely peopled than other sections of the county; In these mountains squirrels are being killed by tlio score. Bhiek squirrels are said *to bo found occasionally. This spe? cies of the rodent family is sel? dom seen here. The game laws are not enforced ill this county, in consequence of which there is much reckless shouting at all seasons. Roanokc Capital Invested. Coeburn, Va., May 24.?-The 11. Hardaway interests, of this place, have just sold the Vir million tract o f coal lands near Mayking, on the new extension of the Lexington and K?stern Railway, near Sergeant, Ky., to tho IleuHel Coal Company, of Roanoke, Va.,who, it is said, promise tho early development of the properly. While the price was not I made known, it is said to he 1 unusually large. j Civic League Tlx> inolomency ?>f the weath I ex on last Saturday waa such that tho league decided to post? pone tho Mav Day oxerciaea. The grouiftl being saturated with moisture by tho rains of the proceeding days, and the chill air Saturday were condi? tions not satisfactory for the health of tho numerous children participating in the exercises. It has proved a great disap? pointment to the ladies who ho strenuously labored for two Weeks to pull otr tl.vent tit the appointed time. We have cow set Friday, May 30th. us the gladdest, merriest day of all the glad new year, and hope that the sun will be lirHt to hon? or us with iiis presence. All who have otTered to help us with edibles for the restaur? ant will please send them to the park the morning of tho ap? pointed day. We have in our midst some professional (i>) hall players who tire very modest as to their accomplishments, < >ne strike and a run to first base is all they are capable of, thus insur? ing US twenty feven men to a team to play live innings. \ll the fats and leans are invit? ed to enter, Wo hope to enjoy the follow? ing program: 10:80 A. M Basket Ball, Big Stone (,'ap vs. Notion; football, potato.- race, hand, bicycle pa? rade. Intermission. .1 inner hall game. i?:30 I' M Floral parade, i rowning the May Queen, .Mav Pole Dance. Case hall game, Fats vs. Promising Coal Field. yVhitrsburg, Ky., May ? Thnughout prat-tic.illy t h e whole of the K?stern Kentucky and Soul h western Virginia coal and timber Held, covering an ttrea of reveral hundred siptnro miles, great strides in develop? ment ol l h e resources, the bhi'dilig of railroads, the open? ing of mines, the lavish expen dilure of capital, the greatest tin? South has ever known, is taking place Within less than two yctrs the Kastorn Kentucky coal lield has come into promi? nence throughout the industrial world, h is shown herself in the limelight of public notice, ami io-day the financial and invest? ing popiihu.f the whole coun? try has an eye on this section. So, springing from the condi tion und nature of a medieval country, out of the-wny, so to speak, the isolation has been removed and we are now the! thriving centre of one of the1 most extensive and promising coal fields in America. Touching on the development of the vast coal fields and rail? road building in K latorii Ken? tucky, the Louisville and Nash ville i generally known as the Lexington and lOastern) was (one of the first to undertake the extension of its line from Jackson, Ky., over inn miles into tho heart of the Klkhorn Heldin this (botcher) county. ThO next was tho Baltimore and Ohio, which concluded to build an extension from the east from Shelby Station on l?g Sandy Branch of tho CIlOSO peake and t ?hin, into the same territory, a distance of about thirty-two miles. Both lines wen- completed about the same time last year The Louisville and Nashville terminating at the new city of McBoberts, founded by the Consolidation Coal Company on Boon's Fork; the Baltimoce and Ohio termi? nating a t Jenkins, another boom city fostered by the Con? solidation Coal Company on FJkhorn Creek, terminating about two miles apart. A year before tho Wasioto and Black Mountain, owned by tho Louis? ville and N'ashville, extended its line about seventy miles up Cumberland River to Benimm, n city of 'J.onn people, on the Letcher Harlan border, where the Wisconsin Steel Company is now making gigantic dnvel lopmonts. A number of impor? tant short-Una branches have also been constructed out from tili? road in order to tap tho whole of th? Cumberland Val I ley, and as a result there ure dozens of mammoth operations. To day the WaslotO and Black Mountain in one of tin* heaviest coal Carriers in Kentucky. Tho lino runs along the base of tho Big Black Mountain, lying con? tiguous to the Big Black Moun tain coal Held of Lee Couuty, Va. The next line of impor? tance to tap rich coalfields wan the Bond Creek Branch of tho Norfolk and Western, which was built from Williamson, W. Va., up Bond Creek twenty miles to extensive coal areas in Pike County, Huh State. At the terminus of this road the Pond Creek Coal Company, fi? nanced by the Big Sandy Com? pany, of Boston, founded tho city of McVeigh, which has met with a phenomenal growth within the past six months. < Uber big coal operations aro being established along the lino of the Pond Crook Branch. The developments in Bike County alone this year will total sever? al million dollars. The Baltimoce ami Ohio plans a number of extensions this year out from the main line of its l-'.lkborn Branch) in order to tap new territory. One will be a line up Boofhido Kork of siu-lby fJreok, while another will be built up Long Kork twelve miles to lap the proper? ly of the Long Kork Coal Com? pany recently organized, it is said that construction of these branches will be started at an early date. The Cincinnati, Licking Valley and Virginia Railroad is another line that will penetrate the Kentucky coal held,construction of which is planned for the immediate future, the survey having been completed a few months ago. The line will start from a point n.-ar Kullerlon, Ky., 0 t) the Ohio River, and pass through Carter, Morgan, Menefeo, Ma goflin, Johnson, Floyd, Knott and Letcher, and so on into Wise County, terminating at Norton it is said with tho sev? eral lines centring there. Tho road will he about 176 miles hing, three-fourths of the dis? tance being through a section having no railroads?rich in coal and timber wealth. The Louisville and Nashville (the I.. <V K.) tu.' now locating a thirty-mile branch lino of rail? road up Keck bouse Creek, in' this i Letcher i County to tup the properties of the Rock'housd Coal Company and other con? certs owning rich deposits in that section; and it i h said that the construction of tin- brunch in assured. Work, it is said, will he started within the next, few mouths. From a coal and timber standpoint, this will ho one of the most important short line roads ever financed in Last? ern Kentucky. All along the route are massive coal veins land vast houndn- . of Virgin timber lands awaiting the hands of t h e development forces. Millions of dollars will bo ex ponded in the development of the Rockhouso Creek section. Corn Germinating Well. Freoling, Va., May 23, Farmers generally report that corn is germinating well, hut crows and other vermin nro taking it up to an almost alarm ing extent. The grey squirrel, which was thought tobe nearly extinct, is to he found in con? siderable numbers in and about cornfields. The rule is to re? plant the missing corn at the first working, hut the second planting does not ordinarily thrive. Hogs Dying of Cholera. Froeling, Va., May 23,? Hogs are dying of cholera in thissec [tiou. This disease has not been known among hogs for sovoral years before. There was a heavy mast last year, and it is said by hog-raisers that cholera invariably follows a mast year. In speaking of a musical en? tertainment at Norton the News '| says: A red-headed master cor-' net soloist from Big Stone Cap, whoso name did not appear on the printed program, played a few selections which wero quick and dovilish and faster than greased lightning.