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bOL. XXI, . _ BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 4, 19J3. No. 23 Morelaud. Victor Rnlr?r -n. - ~ . ?. iHno, Mnr,, it.,,,, ? U??l? _ teTDAY CELEBRATION jDeta?S ?f 'tJoT^ ^ IMay-nay ?or ivio posses wun he memory of not only an deal day for May-day fete, but , day that gave muoh pleasure o the Civic League members Ivho ~aw the results of their work so successfully tormina led and t<> our oitizena who found time to witness one of ill,, prettiest ami most enter laininK May day fetos in our town's history. The day's events opened with music by our home band and throughout the day many se? lections were played by tho band, which added much to the pleasures of tho day, anil in passing; one can not help from Etuggosting that our citizens rally to the financial support of our town band. With towns all around us supporting bands, we, the largest town in Wise County, tho foremost in any public-spirited 'events, have been ueglecful in the support financially of our baud. What they can do if properly suppor ,.il was demonstrated by- the splendid music they rendered .luring May-day. While the Civic League would like to take steps to encourage our hand fi? nancially, yet our citizens un? derstand we are kept busy with "town beautiful" and "town healthful" work, which keeps ,.ur exchequer always empty. Tho money made May-day will lie spent in "City Beautiful" work, and let us suggest the men look after our band. We are proud of it. !'ho crowning features of the day the one the success of which depended so much on Hi-work of tho mothers and friends of the little children,? was tint crowning of the May t/ileen, This event was usher* sreil in by a beautiful floral parade consisting of the two divisions; little tots from one to fly a yi ars of age, and from live In len years of age. The carri? ages, carts ami wagons of the children wert? so artistically decorated that it was with dif lieulty that the judges selected the winners in each division. Words cannot express the beau? ty of the pageant as the floral parade passed t h o Queen's throne, led by a maid scarcely three year old. Tho pageant led Inward the north gale and countermarched, passing the throne and back to the waiting mothers at the south end of the grand stand, ami then at the sound of the trumpet the May t.Mieen and her coutiers ap? proached from the oast. This procession was led by t h e trumpeters on foot, followed by the queen's cart in which rode tin- Queen and the first maid of honor, drawn by a cream-col* ?red, spirited, high strung horse. Tho cart was a bower rosos, Then came tbe pages, flower-girls, and Queen's Court, making up the parade. On ar? rival to the entrance to the throne the Queen ami tho first maid of honor descended from the cart and, treading over beds of ruses scattered by the ilowor girls in her path, ascended the throne, and was crowned Queen of the May by tho 1912 Queen, and tho May dances by her A HOM E On Easy Payments ''? company that haw loaned "? r Two Million Dollars at ? lit interest to buy and build homes on return monthly principal payments only $7.so per thousand, will do for you what they have done for bun llreds of others, if you will adopt their plan. Writo today, don t let a two-cent piece be .< our stumbling block. Kill in coupon and return this "ad" and I will send booklet tolling all about it. How Irnich rein do you pay? . "ecnpallon. C. B. Ramsey, Agent Office?Over 1'ostoftice Norton, - - Virginia Tho .May-Day program start ed at 11 b. in. with a Basket? ball gamo between Big Stone (iap High School and Norton. Both teams worked hard, but Big Stone finally won out. Mr. John Goodloe, in an appropri? ate Bpeeoh,presented the trophy I a Bilver cup, to the wiuuing team. After u selection by the Southwest Virginia Band which put now impetus into every, body, tho Juniors ployed hall. They made things interesting by lining-up Baptist against. Methodist. Everyone pronounc? ed it a gooil ira.if hall for boys. The Methodists won. At J::ia p. in. the Moral parade formed and was viewed I, y the grand stand and judges. " The entries were as follows: Harry Kelly on tricycle, Tom (loodloe on bicycle; John Baker in pulh-art ? John Bttllitl Chalk, ley as ('ream of Wheat adver? tisement; Krskine Kelly in pink and white rose wheelbarrow; John Hill (ioodioe as l.inle Lord Eadntlaroy; b'rancis Sny ers as I'nele Sam; Carl Sloehr, Jr., as George Washington; Itoberl Alsover, Jr., as a Turk; IOtis Mooser, Jr.. as a fain prince; Jemima Willis with chrysanthemum cnrriago; Kuih Smith with miniature May I Queen carriage: Julia K. Me Cork le as a pink rose; Velma Bunn as a sweet pen; Alma Weils in Chrysanthemum cart; .Margaret Wolfe in pink roses. Until Barron with ribbon carl; Truda Beaman in red ribbons; Hellen Moreluntl as the march jiel niol rose, Louise Nickols with pink rose cart; Louise and "Rlnky" Pettit w i t h doll's chariot; Kathryuo Barrier with pink rose cart, Qilburta K night as the doll rose; Holen Irvine with pink and while roso carri. age: Margaret Baker in pink and white carnations; Carolinu (loodloe and Kvelyn Louise Alsover as the Suffragettes; Sarah Painter in cart of pink and white roses drawn by I'eg gie Pettit; Jane i'cck in cart of pink and while roses drawn by Kita (ioodioe; William Cabpll ami Kathryne Painter as Little Boy Blue and Little Bo Beep. The lirst prize in the class from one to live years was won by Louise Pettit; the second prize by Little Boy Blue and Little Bo l'eep. hi th. second class, from live to ten years, tho first prize was won by Ju? liet K. McCorkle; the second by Louise Nickels. The judges were .Messrs. ('. ('. t'ochran, W. D. Boberts and Mrs. B. K Rhonda. Last year's Queen, Louise (ioodioe,headed theMay Queens Court, which consisted of four pages, Otis Mouser, John Hill (loodloe, Lewis McCorkle and B. D. Baker, Jr. They wore followed by four flower girls, Caroline Goodloo, *.'Rinky"Pot tit, Polly Kelly und Kvelyn Alsover. Carl Knight carried a while cushion decorated with ferns, for the new Queen to kneel on while being crowned. Tho Queen's MaiiLof-Honor. Peggie Pettit, followed next The herald then announced by trumpet the approach of our Queen, Bettie Heeder, who was glorious in pink and while gown a 11 tl hue veil. After being crowned s h e ascended t h e throne, with her maids, Anna Bird, Nita Goodloe, and Agnes Baker, tier subjects, May-Pole girls, then paid her court, and passed on to theMay-Pole dance This was a pretty feature of the day, and was enjoyed by every! one. The girls worked faith: fully every afternoon for twoj weeks. They were drilled by Mrs. Neshit, assistetl by Miss Orr antl .Miss Dingess. The girls who took part were Ade? laide Pettit, Hannah Vlsover, Hellen McCorkle,Juliet Knight, Sophia Benedict, Mary Blair Martin, Bruce Skeen, Lisi, Taylor, Luclle Martin, Louise Horseley, Edith B?llard; Pran? ces Long, Bertha Mnhall'y and Margaret Barron. The program continued with a potato race by six boys: Vic tor Baker, Letoher Bunn, Edgar Bryant, Willie K. Lane, Tru? man Kennedy, and Robert Gar? rison. Letoher Bunn won tho prize. A sack race was then pulled off by Kdgar Bryant, L. ?nil Unk.t, Willinni Long and] Leloher Bunn. Edgar Brvanti won out. The Automobile parade con-1 Bisted of but three entrfes, Mr. I W. H. Polly in a Buiok car; (1. N. Knight in a Kurd; nnd Mrs. .1. I*. Wolfe in n Ford. TLa decorations were vory tasty, Bhowed forth much labor and wire much admired. The judges decided that Mr. Knight shoitld have the tirst prize, and Mr, Polly second. The game of bull between the fats and the leans was partici? pated in by the men of the town who contributed to the huccosb of May.Day. 'I ho kuuih was a treat and immensely enjoyed by all. The interest of all play? ers ran high, inasmuch as we were woll acquainted with them Tins feature added much to our celebration and we heartly thank the men who so bravely Bucrilicnd their lives in a run under the hot sun. Tho tines imposed by the umpire, based on ism'' rules, have not yet been reported to the League Um? pire Bullitt, please take notice. 1'his game is Htill 6eing contest ed, inasmuch as the fats and the loans both kept score; the fats claiming 12-fi in their i t'vor, and the leans 7 0 in their favor. t ?ur booths, not only were things <>f beauty but did profi? table business with their differ? ent amusements. We want to thank Captain Taylor, .Mr. Pat Barron, Mr. ('oilier and Mr. Senton for so ably looking af? ter o u r Kates ami grounds gratis. * ?ur ^ross receipts amount to about ?157.00, The treasurer's report will appear in next we.-k's issue. Opinion in The Lime-Rate Case Corporation Commission Sus? tains Contention of the Slate. Richmond, Va., May :I0.?The Stale Corporation, ComtniBslon has handed down its opinion in til-- lime grinding rates. Some nine ti?-o the Norfolk and West? ern agreed to make a spocial low rate on agricultural lime for ibe honelli of the farmers of tho Slate Several other roads i he i ihesapeake and t Ihio, the Richmond Fredricksburg and Potomac and one or two others gave I lit; same rates. These are very low, being about $1.00 per ton for n distance of um miles. Whon farmers in other parts of the Slate asked the Other roads, which bad by implication do dared they would give the rates the roads d. inured and refused. Then tho State Corporation Commission was asked to con? sider the ease, and aftor a hoar itlg lasting some time the mat? ter wan taken under advise? ment by the commission. Com? missioner Wingfield the "farm? er" member of the commission, Was assigned the case and ho wrote mi elaborate opinion, sus? taining the contention of tho State and forcing tho other roads to follow tho example' of tie- Norfolk and Western. Tho rates are given in a separate statement made up for tho com mission by tho expert of thodo pdrtmont, and the opinion deals with the subject of the effect of the lime on the soil, its m.my advantages, the demand for it by the farmers. Tho opinion denies tho contention of tho roads that tho rates uro contis-I calory or unreasonable, givos some facts regarding tho com? modities hauled by tho various roads and shows that tho high? est earnings of tho roads are on the low-grade commodities ? coal, lime, cement, ores and tho like. The opinion orders that the rates prescribed by tho com? mission several months ugo uro fair and reasonable, that they are in line with tho policy of the roads when a conference was held here and that they are beneficial to tho olomentfi which contributes no groutly to the support of tho roads. It di? rects that the necessary order shall enter in the caso. Com? missioners Frentis and Wing field coucur in the opinion. uiai mi Ii Pr?s Cool. With tho month of May rounding out it is soon liiut a good business condition pervails ? in the coal trade and that tho orders in liand are not merely the result of belutod April in? quiries, us was stated by Home i people:early iu the mouth. Now i it is seen that tho unsettled ( COUdltiona early in the year 1 woro dm* to purely temporary i causes, to a Htatu of mind, a personal reluctance quite an < much uh to circumstances aris- > ing from actual trade GOndi- 1 tioiiH. Tho way ordern have | since been coming in ?peak* ? well for the fundamental con- i ditions of the trade for since I about April tenth there ban < been little to complain of with > regard to volume of business. In many directions .May will i establish a now tonnage record ' and even in those centers where < trade ia quiet tho commentators ? on business conditions have to > admit that this is only a BOB- i sohal le Mtale of atfairH. i Even in tho Chicago market 1 it in staled that prices are linn- i er and a point is made of the i fact that there in not a great i deal of coal above the ground. It is helped too b y the Strength of the eastern coals. If that is. I lo he its guiding principle wo ; may look for unusually strong < conditions in the west this sum? mer and fall. That does not i mean that there will he no dull? ness whatever. Tho fact i h that in years gone by the west? ern market, and the Chicago market in particular, hurt been so demoralised in the summer that an unusually strotig con- i dition COUld there develop with? out constituting a boom basis by any means. No doubt out there, us itt many other direc? tions, the all the year 'round use of coal is developing. The c power demands of modern times are so great and so COIItinoua that summer and winter have not nearly tho same signifi? cance as they once had iu the coal trade, and this fact natur? ally joins with car ami labor ( shortages I <> strengthen the market of today. Tho lake trade is playing its i part as anticipated in dispos? ing of coal tonnage. At hist there if free and unobstructed navigation all along the great waterway leading to the north? west and the rapacious demands of the country so reached are such as to utilize all shipments iu that direction. Much of tho coal will not bo used for months to come and for that reason some may'say that the tonnage now sohl is merely a moving forward of business that would bo done later in any event, but while this is true to some de? gree tho fact that tholuko trade is now so largo a factor early in the season lends to keep a certain tonnage of coal out of the markets near tho mines ami us a groat force iu produc? ing commercial strength and ability. As is so generally I known keeping tlumurrago coal otf tho market is iu itsolf a splendid thing. Relieved o f this incubus tho minor difficul? ties can bo rectified as n boat rights itself when relieved of an unwoildly deck load. On a seaboard u spirit of con? tentment prevails in tho soft coal trade for thero is a cheer? ful fooling and high prices abroad to supplement tho but? tering situation in tho interior. There is but little present result of prospective tariff revision. Although many manufacturers are apprehensive they have not yot cut down on tho coal pur? chasers. Railroad ami steam? ship orders are heavy ami the export trade is a growing far tor. While wo may put Us per rootage at a low figure it takes up u certain quautity of good coal. That puts tho producers thereof in a utrongor position,] the shippers of tiio lower grades feel tho effect and so hotter conditions prevail all aloog tho philosophy is to ho hoard this spring oh ono goeB out among the coal pooplo and it is evident that tho favorable conditions that it is now our pleasure to record have not boon altogeth? er duo to an out working of national I a w h?oven though t hey pi ay a largo part in tho coal trade. It would appear in deed that the trade has reached years of discretion und that Homo fundamentals aro ut last receiving tho attention duo them. The bituminous people apparently owo no small debt of gratitude to the anthracite producers for showing that a price list that moans somothing is a possibility in tho coal trade and another fact that is having a bearing on modern dove) npments is that tho use of coal is not enhanced by a low price, that is to say, a price reduced within the range of commor ,-ial possibilities. The taking >!T of ten cents from the price I may destroy all tho Heller's profit and yet it will not in? crease the use of fuel nor, in many cases, be an incentive for early purchasers of stoaiu idal requirements. Ttioso and , other points of like import are prompting shippers t o scan the market with a critical eye and i hid thoir time, in the hard :oal trade the scarcity or un iveness of supply of curtain sizes, gives point to comment i is to trade conditions. Since this circumstance has been no Liced dealers have been all the more anxious to secure tonnage und as a result the month was not halt gone before one large : interest announced that it was sold u(i for May, and others have since followed HUit. The probability that one company, shipping to tile eastward will have almost as ?canty supply is it did last year is something to attract the notice of Now ; England dealers, for in addi? tion to previous developments it means practically that two important Bhippors are out of a market in which they once tig. tired so largely White New England buyers have been loud in voicing complaints as to price of anthracite to s a y nought of quality complaints, it is interesting to note that the coal withdrawn goes lo market that pay a better price. Fu? ture experience may illustrate the folly of complaints horeto fun- made. With demand on its present basis production is naturally going ahead actively. Through the region roports toll of full time work except when there is some little strike or walkout anil as such' delays take tho place, largely, of old time Hhut downs while wailing for orders the actual loss of time is not great and there is a good chance to establish some tonnago re? cords this year, oven though nineteen and twelve did s o much in this line. As in soft coal, the lake outlet is being utilized to tho fullest oxtont and from all accounts tho de maud in that quarter is hucIi ub to eliminate all possibility of eastern markets being over? loaded and as usual tho north? eastern shipments will act ub a trade safety-valve, tuking euro of all surplus. Meanwhile the demand from all dealers here? abouts as lo any dull puriod. Tho itlen prevails widely that wheather conditions next win tor will not bo ho mild as thoy wore lust soaflon and this dn velopmout will add that ad? ditional per contage of busineHS which means so much to an in? dustry restricted us tho hard coal trade is. With this iu mind prudent buyers aro pro? tecting thoir intorosts and that accounts in a large measure for the favorublo tonnage move? ment of the day.?Coal Trade Journal. A corps of engineers headed by Chief Crawford, of Rig Stono Onp, arrived in the city Satur? day, having tied up the lino of our now piku road which leads from Coehurn to Norton. Su? pervisor .1. 1.. Addlngtou in? forms us that grading will start at dnco on the now road in Kiv erviow and the bida will also be let at once for tho big steel bridge which will span Guest rlvor in Riverview, The new routl will ho open for tratlic some time this fall.?Coeburu Journal. r>ase Dan, The Big Stone Uap ball team wo? defeated Saturday after? noon by the Stonega ooys oft the latter's grounds at Preach? er, in tho closest game that has beon played this year by tho Coal Fiolds League, the score being 'J to 0. Stonega made their first run in tho third on a single and two-base hit. In tho fifth with two out Taylor doublod to cen? ter. Duvis popped up just be hiud second and Crouso, \Vamp? ler und Potter done the Alphon zo aud Uaslon act, lotting the ball drop botweeu thorn, Taylor scoring. Big Stone Gap hud uiuu ou second and third twice, but a timely hit was inciting, and thoy failed to score The foutures of the game wore Swain and Baker's excellent pitching and Potter's catch of L'oldiron's linn drive. The Hoda lit ass Band fur? nished music for the occasion, aud a great crowd of visitors wore out to sen tho game. Btonega is scheduled to play at Wise next Saturday aud Norton at Big Stone Gap. Following is tho score in Sat? urday's game: STONEOA All it it PO A E Taylor, rf 4 110 0 0 Doldtron, of 4 0 0 1 0 0 hui?. ?i 4 0 9.191 K.I Tata, lb .. .4 0 Oil 1 0 StraUy T?te. 9b 3 o u 1 9 U Wella, If 3 0 1 u 0 0 lioii3tibi-.-k.ab 9 o o a a o Vernoy Tata, o a 1 1 10 1 1 Swain, p 9 0 0 0 4 0 D1Q STUNK tiAl All It II PO A K Potter, of B 0 0 9 0 U F Hilly, 111. 4 O 9 1 o 0 Hall, rf* a* ...80.01 1 I Wampler, 9b 3 0 0 0 0 0 -IU. u.U. 9 0 0 6 0 0 l'rona?, ?? 9 0 0 t 'l, II llaokn, II' a 0 U I II 0 llaker, li ? 0 0 1 t 0 ?IcCorkf?, a 9 0 0 7 o II I'arrlah. il I 0 0 1 O. 0 ? K. il> 1 o I 0 0 0 * it* Im l'arrl?li In tlie ninth tuning Inulngi I 9 8 4 O S 7 8 9 It II K Ii s t; o n a a n a o o 0 o 8 1 Stourfga I) t) I 0 I 0 0 0 i 9 5 4 Harn..-.I riina - Stouiiga, 9, ?-' bau lilts Ollty; Davis, Taylor llaaa* on ball??wit'Swain, 8i ilaker, 1. lilt by pitched lull by llakor, 1. Btruek out by Swain, 7. Ilakor. ft. Left on baaea?a. B. (J? 8| Stonega, a. stolen baaea?Potter, 1; s. Tut?, 1. IJmplei It K I aggarl and l.lii.laey Horton, Thne I boor and .VI mluutea. Wise vs. Norton at Norton, WISE All It II I'll A K Met all, III, & p';.7 4 5 I f 0 llre.li, 9b., 7 4 4 1 1 1 l.ippa. If .7 8 9 1 II 0 liiltlmr, Of 8 4 9 1 0 1 Iticliiiioiid, aa It 0 4 I 1 1 Klaer, tl> n I 9 7 0 0 l>..: ...ii. rf n 1 9 0 0 0 ilomana, e <: 9 o 14 1 o Fulton, p.v Bb a 9 o o 4 o 57 91 91 97 8 8 NORTON All It II I'D A E Met all. '2b 4 0 It ft 3 8 hi Meador, If 4 0 (1 9 0 I Cj Meador, a 4 u 9 8 6 4 McPhall, ai 4 o o a 9 8 Suthera, lb 11 U 1 7 0 9 Walken, IIb .a II 0 a 1 9 Price, rf ..1 0 0 I 0 0 I'.allill , cf .9 0 0 I 00 Atlanta, p 0 0 0 9 1 0 98 0 ( 97 19 15 Two baae bit*?Ursen, 9; lilituer. Three baae htta?MoCall, lllltner. Stolen baaea?McCall, 8; l.ippa, 1. Qlltoer, 9; Dotaou, I: Kotnaua, 1; Pul? ton, 11 Adaiua, I. Ilaaea on ball??olT Kultuu, 1 struck out?by Pulton, 8; by McC'all, 0; by Adam?, 9. Ulla?oft'Pulton. 1 Iu 8 iuuiuga; off MoCall, 9 in 8 Inning? Umpire*?Roberta and Heatliarinao. Standing- of the Coal Field* League Won Ix?t Pe. SUmega. 3 0 100U Wiae 9 I 687 l?g Stone Uap. 1 9 883 Norton. 0 8 000 clerk W. B. Hamilton went to Big Stone Clap Monday, whero ho and chairman Prescott, of tho Board of Supervisors, Sigu? rd i he (I lad.iv nie mid Richmond district road bonds. Treasurer Wohlford was then dispatched to.Cincinnati to got tho money. That means that the work will begin pretty soon.?Wiae Vir? ginian. No place like Big Stood Gap to i, pe,a I the hot summer month". Tell your distaut friends about it.