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BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. JULY 9. 1913. No. 28 (vIMENSE CROWD jtness the Big Celebration lere Friday and Saturday. HB ,\ hi ith of July Celebra L, u. hy the Iii? Stone i KR : t"' "Association here - jj-jt, im! Saturday, wan ; dtji success i n every irtit}"" :t n ?l everything 158341 pleasantly for the i?tinii 1 lf viH>t?r,< l>reRent. ijg , .t.?. 1 that fully Ion , iou*""1 l"'?pl? worl! in town p tji , i'h. itii< 1 between three fed juiir iliiuisand on the 5th. . oroitliitii H'x thousand admis ?tis ' park wore Hold on ie tili. ? hielt did not include kjjdt, i ii ler ten years of age, jri0 ,. admitted free o f fcjrg. i. '.ween two and tbreo ttomiiini i'f these were admit f i( i;:ouii<Ih, and add to Eiisii.iini? -r about two thous l0d y, !. ]'?! not go into the Brk ?i:. 'h ike at leimt between on fin I i? elve thousand people lore. S'niie place the figures it f?ll? twelve llinuRund. The iccaii 'ii was eijunl to the big :elelir ,- n last year, which pras '? I ' irnoHt ever held at hiB l-l ic-'. ? Tili- ? mied Stales Cavalry mil 'If 'lying machine wero Uiel'-:-hug attractions atlvor litpd iln-year, and while the t4V6li? i.i.ineuvers were of tile fery I'cni, and fully up to ex ackr the Hying machine ? din tblod in the lirst flight in tl?'morning of the Uli and fas '.: ii 'l to make the iligbt idvi 'i ? !. winch wan a great Is*) -y .mlment to the Associa ion ami all concerned, us well 8 tli>- f.ousunds of people who h&d i here to see the first ftjiii, a heavier than air marliiiu ever attempted at this plat' I lie aviator that at emi'itil to lly here was uu ox peri': I one, but in getting itar-' I in- was unable to get to a hi . -iillicient to pass over [thei'.r. . -tops at the upper end ,of 11? park and was forced to jit in,; Ins machine to the gro. und in alighting lie sirti' - with more force than he [fcii-irleii and smashed the .Sd : ? k of h i s machine, SwIli'-:. 'ill.I not !> e repaired 5?8r in i inn-to make the other tfligii' i scheduled. ? .Tie ' ivalry manuvers on the tmOii.Mii; of tim -Ith began with l.lhe r. gul 11 inn troop drill b y jTri , of tin- lit!, l iiiteu ISla:. - i avalry, under command Eof i ipi.iin Kiinner and 1-ieu ttBo.ii: i?ibiiiHon, with ,ri7 men, f*fc" : .i ! inarched from Fort I,.0|trM!.i ope, (ia., to the (.Jap to DNrtiripate in the celebration. Tiii > .' iea fine looking body Hg "un commanded by courte ?pi mi l capable oflicers. This |Mp?|' is from the same regi BB-!!^ :i- the troop that visited MB1' ('iil' last 4th, who gave the HB*" ich a gootl rocommenda win that there was great com lBtitii.'ii amoug the different B&iiipH of the fanioutb Kleventb M to which should couio ibis Hjur. Wo cun truly say that Ball the troops of that famous BKinifiit of Uncle Sam's light |g? ai: I iiko troops 1) und Q pioney To Lend H I'liK Standard Home Compa Hp > Incorporated, prov ides home ?urchising contracts with a Hfiatuiiteetl invest in out, a n gKreeinent is made whereby you Hun borrow money to buy or ar"1'! 1 home or pay olT that H,orlK-?ge, or improve your fflrupeny with interest at 5 pur gf--?it on yearly balances, and Hi'itr return will bo $7..r>0 per Bi'"Hli mi each $1,000 borrowed, gieiii n-ceipts never pay divi ?' ' ?: We have put more than pn .thousand people in their I. '"""es, anil can put you in if voti will take our plan, ?aus over $2,000,000. Assets m I: ,660,000. Call or write at nee to ' B, Ramsey, Agent Office?Over Postotliee Norton, - - Virginia that regiment certainly deser venevery l>it. of praise that has! ; boon accored it ?s tlit* finest and host in ,?ur Uncle's service JULY 4th. ! The military events on the morning of tiu> Ith. besides the Itroop drill, which concluded with an attack of position by Icuvulry troop, combining mounted ami dismounted ac? tion, were military Held events, Reaching Contest, Rescue. Race Mounted Wrestling, Roman Race, l ug of War ami Monkey Drill. In the reaching contest a bat, pisiol iiml handkerchief wen laid about fifty I eel apart on the ground, and horses going at full sp.I the rider reached down with his hand ami picked up the articles, the on,- picking up (he greatest number won the contest. The winners in this event were Corporal Nap? ier, lirst. who picked up all the articles, Private.0. Lewis, sec? ond, a n d Private Mulligan, third. In I In- rescue race, in which were four teams of two moil each, one was mounted at scratch, and the oilier one two hundred yards in front, hithisj exciting contest the one inj front at signal tired live shots with their pistols, the competi? tors at scratch riding forward Bred live shots with pistols, picking up dismounted man and returned with h i m to scratch, both men retaining their arms. The winners in this e V e u t were: Corporal Moore and Private l.andis, first; Corporal Lav ill and Private Morrell, second. The mounted wrestling con test, consisted of two teams of eight men each, on horses with watering bridles. They were not permitted to grasp t he inane of rider's own horse nor the inline or reins of opponent's horse. This event afforded the spectators much merriment. Corporal Napier's team won in the contest. In the Kornau race, which w a s a pretty exhibition of horsemanship, there were four contestants, Private ("oval win? ning lirst and Corporal Lavin, second, ami Private Davidson ? third. I In the Tug of War contest I there were two teams of live men each. A heavy cable was stretched in front of the grand stand with handkerchief tied in the center of the cable-and I lines marked o n the ground on either side of the center. The object of the contest was, of course, to pull the cable away from the opposing team, the handkerchief marking t h e ground gained and held. The two teams were in charge of Sergeant Chase and Corporal Lav in, the team of the latter winning. The lirst thing in the after? noon on the Ith was troop drill by the cavalry, showing horse training, which was a bcutiti ful feature of the manouvora. HORSE SHOW Following t b e troop drill came the horse show by local riders. The entries- in this event, which was for the beat ladies and gentleman's saddle horse, w e r e Miss Rebecca Reasor, F. U. Veary, Rlkanah Plenary, P.axter Quails, Brad? ley Veary, Ben Wampler, War ley Wamplor ami W. S. Cox. Miss Keusor won lirst ladies prize, having n p opposition; Bradley Veary, won lirst pri/.e, Baxter Quails second and Ben Wampler third in the gentle? men's contest. BASE BALL. Hig Stone Gap defeated Wise in one of the fastest ami hard? est played games ever seen on the loeal diamond by a score of 4 to 0 for the Athletic Associa? tion Cup ami the championship of the]Wise County Coal Fields League. Up to the sixth nobody had scored and it looked like any? body's gume ut that time, In tbe sixth innidg big Stone Gap put two men across. Lewis was safe on Adams fumble. ! Wampler singled to left. VV.' Gilly batted for Jones and) fanned. Baker foul e d to Adams. McCorkle delivered: the goods by hitting to center scoring Lewis and Wampler. < >ur boy's also made one in the seventh and eighth innings. Wise did some good hitting and had several chances to score, but they failed to connect in pinches. Following is the tabulated wist: Alt it II VO A K score McCall, ?-'!> Pultun, u .v p \tUinH. ;tlt Dotaon, il> <i Lipps. If K. Lipps, el Kiehlniinil Romans, o nleCracken, p Beverly, if HI! 0 S W II UK) SToNK 0A11 All It II I'll A E I'. (Jill), lh .'> II I 1 1 1 Ball, is iloii l l.ewla, Hi i i ii T o 1 Wampler, .'Ii i i I n n .1.a, rl 3 n Ii I 0 u linker, p I o ii o 4 0 MeCorkle, . I I - ?.? ? i 0 Potter, ei' 4 U I I n u Banks. Ii' i n a 2 n u ?W Hilly, il 3 ii ii t ii 0 in 4 w -n i 8 ?W Hilly lakea Jones place in tlie sixth Earned nine liie; Bloiie <;?p.'.' 'i tiaae Ulla Mi i .irkle. Struck .mi by Baker, 8; b> Me Oraeken, 5. Double pl.o Hall to Wampler la Lew !?. Ihnpirc*- llrluei and Tagger! 'I'hne .' Iioura and IS mliiiilea. Innings 19 it 4 5 0.7 8 S It II K \\ laa o 0 ii ? o u e i) ? 0 f Ii s. <; o 0 o . U 0 3 I I a ? '.? a JULY 5th I hi the morning of the 5th the Cavalry events consisted of Regulation Troop drill, includ? ing saber drill, ami concluding by putting horses over hurdles by twos and fours. CAVALRY MANEUVERS. Before the intermission for noon the cavalry gave some mure very interesting maneu? vers, which included saddling | and tent pitching contest, mounted gyinnasticts and po-| tato race. In t he saddling and teutl pitching contest there was] seven teams of two men each. Fach team left the camp ut the lower end of the park ut tbe| same lime and raced on horse back to a point in front of the grand stand, and dismounted and proceeded to pitch their touts. Morrell and Pitrouski won lirst prize and Stunton ami Lavine second prize. In the mounted gymnastics event there were four contest? ants. Fach contestant crossed the styrups of bis saddle and leaving a point in front of the grand stand at tbe sume time road at full speed Cossack style to a given point in the the lower eud of the park, nud while returning removed the saddle and blanket from his horse without dismounting car? rying them to starting point on I bis shoulders. Morrell won first prize ur.d Mulligan second in this event. I ii the potatoe race thorel were four contestants. Four rows of eight potatoes each] were places on the ground, the' lirst one 20 yards from tboj starling point, and the remain? ing potatoes h) yards apart. Alj a signal each contestant mount? ed his horse, road to the first I potato, dismounted und picked | up the same, again mounted and proceeded to the next pota? to, und so un until all the pota- j toes bad been picked up, re? mounted and returned to the! sturtiug point, the one getting j there first and putting the po? tatoes into the bucket winning. Corporal Napier won tirBt prize | and Acting First Sergeant Gaf uey,second. AUTOMOBILE PARADE. The automobile parade,which | IStarted from in front of tbe Tonraino Hotel, went down Wood Avenue to East Third I Street, out same to Shawnee Avenue, down same to Kaiit First Street and out that street l outiuued on Kige 4. Coke Breaks Record Production in 1912 Greatest in History of Industry. The coke industry in the United States has now reached in good years, the $100,000,000 mark, und moreover there is a steadily growing increase in the proportion of coke made in by-product a n d retort ovens whereby the valuable by-pro? ducts of gun. tar. ammonia, etc, are saved to the value of tens of millions of dollars annually. Whore the coke is made in tie old-fashioned beehive coke ovens all these valuable by? products aro entirely wasted. in 1912 the total production of coke, according to Edward W. Parker, of the United States Geological Survey, was 43.910, 884 short tons, valued at f811, 523,830, an increase of 8,;ttl5,3t.r> ions in quantity and of $27,392 lh7 in value over It'll. In 1912 the production of beehive coke increased 6,104,701 tons, or 18 per cent, while that of the re? tort coke increased 3,200,044 tons, or 4V percent. Although larger than in lull the output of beehive coke in 1912 did not reach the record figures for 1910, whereas the production of by-product coke in 1912 was by far the largest yet reached in any one year. The number of retort ovens! in operation increased from! 1,024 in l'.ill to 6,001 in number I of all OV0II8 decreased from | IIM.S73 to 102,080, indicating i that there were 2,234 fewer bee? hive ovens in existence in 1912 than in 11*11. Some new ovens! of the beehive-type were built in 1912, but the number ab?ll- ] doned exceeded the new ones by 1,799, There were nearly 1,000 more retort ovens under construction at the close of the year, ami contracts bad been made for the construction of a| number of additional plants. : The marked progress made in retort-oven construction in the last two or three years and the activity evinced in now work under way or in contemplation are carrying forward rapidly the revloution in coke making which was noted in one of tin earlier Survey reports as inevi? table. Tins revolution consists not only in the gradual substi? tution of retort ovens for the wasteful beehive typo, but in the shifting of the coke making industry from the vicinity of the mines to the centers of manufacture und population, where the gases may be Utilis? ed und the other by-products readily disposed of. FEEL RIGHT ALL THE TIME. . Dud'I Let Periodical Spells ul l.aiy LlVCr Kuln Your Temper and ?pull If your liver doesn't behave right all the timo?if it some? times stops working ami you become bilious and"hoadachy' ?don't take calomel, but try Dodsou'u Liver Tom-. You ure safe in taking Hud? son's Liver Tone. It's a harm? less, pleasant vegetable remedy 'hat sturts the liver without stirring up your whole system as calomel often does. It is es? pecially good for children who need a liver tonic, once and a while, but who should not be dosed with strong drugs. Dodson's Liver Tone iH sold by Mutual Drug Company. This store guarantees it with a clean open and shut guaran? tee?your money back with a smile if it fails to satisfy you. Price, 60 cents a bottle, and your money is as safe as if you! bad it in your pocket, if vouj need the medicine you need it badly?if it doesn't satisfy you ?your money back. Huy a bottle from Mutual Drug Com puny today under this guuran I tee.?adv. The Ksserville (Joal operation was sold at public auction Mon? day by special commissioner, (). M. Vicars, and v. as knocked off on Charles K. Hugan at $7, 'i&u.?Norton News. Your Work. How to Grow Corn Essay That Won Gold Medal At Lebanon State School Commencement. There are seven principal steps to be taken in the grow? ing of corn, and increasing the yield per acre. And while this is being done the land is being improved from live to ten dol? lars on tbe acre per year. These seven important steps in the growing of corn I shall Btate briefly and to the point. I. All tbe stalks, und barn? yard manure available, should he put on the laud. Such as this will make humus and plant food. -. The plowing should b e done in the fall; it gives the manure und stalks time to rot. and then these are ready for the plant to take up us food. Barnyard manure is the best fertilizer that can be obtained and without such organic mut? ter, Corn can not be grow it suc? cessfully. :i When tbe lime comes to prepare the seed bed,the ground should he disked twice at the least,'and more if necessary, liy doing this humus is well mixed w i t h the soil. The ground should b e harrowed until it is perfectly smooth. If ibis is done in preparing the seed bed the ground will be in such condition before planting tbe crop that it will bold the moisture. Il will be in u c h easier to cultivate, than that which is prepared and planted in a haphazard way The farm? er should never gel in a hurry to plant; it is far belter to be leu or fifteen days later and plant it right. By doing this the cultivation will not be so difficult as it. would otherwise. I, Having finished preparing the seeil bed the best corn should be planted that can bi? gotten, and in order to have good seed corn t h a farmer should seloct a good variety of corn and grow n, care for it as he would his slock. He should plant il where it will not mix with the other com. When ii is matured gutlll r it and store it away in a dry place where it will not freeze. h'ree/ing may kill the germ. Then before plaining a test should be made to see if the germ is alive ami strong enough to grow. A good way of milking this test is to lake loo grains from the suck? er box; put them in u box of warm moist soil, and if the soil is not warm enough to cause tbe corn to sprout set the box in a warm place in the house, and the proportion that germi? nate will be about the average stand that comes from such seed. 6. As to planting, tin- check row planter should be used whenever possible, for the fol? lowing reasons. It plants.faster, better, ami in a wuy that the corn may be plowed both ways, then thus saving lime and expenseof cut? ting the weeds out from be tweell tbe bills with a hoe. And if il bo planted with the check row planter this is nil that is necessary in the culti? vation of a crop. 0. Just after planting a bur row should be run over the ground. This smoothes the ground und kills the weeds that might have started- After the corn is up, u weeder should be run over the ground. This is equal to u plowing. When tin; corn is large enough to plow, it should ho plowed from two to three inches deep, und ufter this it should not be plowed so deep, as deep plowing is inju? rious to the corn. Tearing the I roots out with the plow decreas? es they leid from live to teu bushels per acre. Some farm? ers think that three plowiugs are siifticient to tuuko a good crop. It is not, it is just us im? portant to plow late to keep the ground moist us it is to plow early to kill tbe weeds. Tbo Becuud plowing is the time to cross plow it. Then all weeds are plowed up that were left between the bills tbe first time. The corn is then free from weeds mud there is plenty of loose earth to the corn. 8. How to gather the corn. Most anybody can gather it after it ix made by some moan* or another, but most of us at least would choose the easier and cheaper way, by doing t by machinery. Supposo ihat we should want to cut up our corn, why not cut it with a binder or harvester? Or if the fodder is not needed through the winter, it is far bettor to shuck it from the standing stalk ami leave the stalks in the tleld to be plowed under for fertili? ser, which is very important in the upbuilding of the soil. In conclusion, I would say that all our boys should be taught in the schools the newer methods of farming that they ma\ know to get the best re? sults from the soil and at the Rame time enrich the land. And let us all strive to bring in a new era of better farming, that our country may improve and blossom as the rose.?John Steele, in Lebanon News. VIRGINIA ENTHUSIASTIC OVER APPLES More of Them Grown in The State 1 It.in in California, Oregon And Wash? ington Put To? gether. Virginia is almost as enthu siastio ovor apples as Orcgan. Fortunes tire being made on land that was considered al? most valueless a lew yearn ago One old man has a little or chard which be farms out to a company thai does all the work ami pays linn ?2,000 for the apples on tin- trees. The only expense to him is the ta.M-s. ( lifers of as high as one thous? and dollars an acre for lustring orchards are being made One man sold Ins crop of fruit from four acres for $2,500. There is a single tree m Nolson county which is reputed to Itnveyield? ed over $10U worth pippins in one year. A prominent orchardist, liv? ing near Roaiioko, in the llluck Creek county, as it is called, sold bis 1000 crop from BOO trees for $16,000 cash, on the trees, this being at the rate of nun an acre."in Virginia it is customary to indicate the Bizo of orchards by tin- number of trees und not by the acreage, as the lum! is olten so rough that regular planting is impossible. So much for the profit* in tip? ples. Let it b 0 understood, however that thoy are not to be won except by bard work, the application of well-established principles, plus common sense, ami the expenditure of some capital. The location is the first consideration; but that as? sumes less importance i f one remembers Hint there are varieties that will grow almost any where. A rough hillside, quit* unfit for growing general crops, is often admirably adapted to or chanting. Valleys are to be shunned, as a rule, because the frost settles in the low places. Cold air falls, as every one knows, so that an orchard on a hillside may be passed ever by the spring freezes, while fifty feet lower it suiters severely. A north slope is better,general? ly, than n sotitbent one, be? cause the buds gels Inns sun? light and are not started into growth so early in the spring. ? Southern I loineseekttr. For Sale. Lot No. in. Block 11, situate at the Soutli corner of Wood Avenue ami Fast Third Street, opposite the Interstate Finance and't rust Company liuilding, llig Stone Clap, Va. Thirty three foot front on Wood Ave? nue and running buck uniform width 132 feet. Most desirable business lot in town. TF.ItMS Duo third cash; balance in equal installment of six aud twelve months, Must go and will be Hold at a bargain. Apply to C. F. Bl.ANTON, Hig Stone Qap, Va. Mr. and Mrs. ISruco Moore arid two children, of Pineville, Ky., are visiting Mrri. Mooro's I parents, Judge and Mrs. 11 A. VV. Skeen at this place.