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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
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? .
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
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
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
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
Corporation Commission Sus?
tains Contention of the
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
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
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
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
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:
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
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
Thne I boor and .VI mluutea.
Wise vs. Norton at Norton,
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
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?
No place like Big Stood Gap
to i, pe,a I the hot summer
month". Tell your distaut
friends about it.

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