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tmTxxi, -BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY". VA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER I, ?913: No.~40 Is Low In I Tazewell County [ookworin Inspectors Find Only TwoPcrccnt of Pop? ulation Suffering From Disease. Richmond, Vn., Sept. 20.? ] tie well county hon I??? hook .orm disease than any of the ?jiginiiicountiofl thus fur in ^(,.,1 by officer* of the State bard of Health* Thia an. iBDceiuuut, made today at thia Bices <>f tin; Board, iH based on \t reports of the Tazewell sunty dispensary just forward Iky Dr, W. A, Brumfleld, the Ejpector in charge. The dispensary in Tazewell In otto of a number bold dur i> the ?Ummer months in ftlhwesl Virginia, in Wise, ,*e antl DickenBon counties, Uiotpoctora found many cases [hookworm disease and dis uietl many treatments to suf rfera. In l.oo county, espe tally, a rocord breaking dis taiarj was hold and the ofli Ewero welcomed with open nab) the hospitable moun yieera, internst reached a tah poinl and cooperation was b)\vn i v the entire population. On t h ?' strength of these pcord.- antl with tbo knowledge Ml hi okworm disease was ridel v provaleht in Southwest [trginia, the Hoard expected a nod a considerable infection itazewoll county. [The reports, however, while kowitiK hearty cooperation oJ deep interest on the part of Mpeoplo, lliscloso lite start 'Dufaet that only two percent | ltil thoso examined in Tazo nll county are Buffering frotnj wkworin disuuso. ''There may be other counties I t Virginia," said an officer of| he Huar.l today, in common! if mi i he Tazewell reports, ?here investigation will show degree of Infection as low as lip, hu; go far, Tazewell must ?'awarded the pnlni. When uny hundred Buffering from borworm, tho disease may not ?regarded as an important kal problem. We uro, how Mr, very glad that the dispon kt] wot held in Tazewell ami in am most grateful for tlie| Milial cooperation given [Isa relief to know that there ? it Virginia county where wkworin disease is relatively ) unimportant." within the next few weeks, i? announced, tiie summer wpenaariea of the Hoard of with will be closed and the Mkworm inspectors will begin Wi annual v i s i ts to tin Molt This work, which it (aided by many as the most| iporiant aspect of the hook-| win campaign, will bo cur-] "I"ii in those counties which wenol yet been visited or in *Cted It is pointed out that mkworm disease gruatly ro ?ert tho mental efficiency of when and vastly increase the '?ff ni t h e teachers. The Mication of hookworm di? ne mining tlio pupils of a wol and the corresponding jCreaae in the mental power Hie infected children is re "'Itii ae a direct gnin to the ?Mir school system. To Lend t?E Standard Homo Compa Mocbrporated, provides home swliiihing contracts with a ?rariteed invpntmcnt, an fcemi lit is made whereby you * borrow money to buy or *[i ii home or pay ofT that *"sage, <>r improvo your yeriy with interest at A pur >?t on yearly balances, and *r return will be $7.50 per Wh on each $T,000 borrowotl. *J receipts never pay divi We have put more than ?thousand people in their ?J1 homes, antl can put you in *r?, if von will tnko our plan. *UJ over $2,0(10,1)00. Assets pll,6B0,000. Cull or write at ?8 |,i ' B. Ramsey, Agent Office?Over Postoflice Norton, - - Virginia A New Enter? prise Ginseng and Golden Seal to Be Grown On a Large Scale. Borne few months hack Mr. R. P. ('arr, ofCumberlandI Gap, Tonn., procured an option oil loo aerea of land on top of Stone Mountain and organized a Company of Norton business men, under a charter, to devel? op this property. It in proposed to set this year 20 acres of land in Ginseng and Seal which is, we learn, about completed .also, increase the garden year h y year. It is also proposed to set in choice fruit all the land not suited for Ginseng and Seal. There is quite an extensive orchard on this laud ami has never tailed to have a line crop. The extreme elevation of Stone Mountain makes it above the frost line. The oiliest natives claim that this particular parcel of land once produced the very best grade of wild ginseng and was hunted by "sang diggers" until it is about extinct. We predict for this new en? terprise an abundant success. Mr. t'urr, who is general mana? ger of the company, has bad twelve years' experience along this line, and now has -J7 acres growing at Cumberland <lap, ami when taken us combined, makes these farms the largest industry of its kind in the world under one management.?Nor? ton News. WALKER-DEW. Wise, Va., Sept. 25.?The homo of Mr. and Mrs. I). K. Dew was the scene of a beauti? ful wedding Wednesday morn? ing, September 17, when their daughter, Miss Gladys Irene, became the bride of Mr. 1). Chapman Walker, of Qnrdner, W. Va. Immediately preced? ing the ceremony Miss Ruth Klanary sweetly sang "t) Prom? ise Me." While Miss Ruble Bruce played the bridal proces? sion from Lohengrin the (lower girls. Misses Gertrude Llewel? lyn, Mabel Johnson, Louveuia Bruce, Virginia Alderson, Vir? ginia Richmond a n d Mabel Kilgore entered the reception hall in couples and separating formed an aisle through which the bridal party passed. Next came Master Paul Hill carry? ing the ring in a large while Chrysanthemum, followed by the maid of honor, Miss Hellen Paddock, of Jasper, Va. Then came the groom on the arm of his beat man, Mr. Tracy Kesler, of Hamilton, Ohio. The last to enter was the bride on the arm of her father. The ceremony was performed by Uev. W. Li, Sorroli, of the M. K. church. South, the bridal couple stand ing under a white arch from the top of which was suspend? ed a large bell. During the beautiful riti? ceremony Uuhin stein's Melody in 1'" was played. Tbo bride was becomingly dressed in a dark blue coat suit with accessories to match and carried a shower bouquet of brido's roses. T h e maid of honor was beautiful!, gowned in white lace over yellow mes Baline nnd carried a large bou qtiot of yellow roses the (lower girls being dressed in white with yellow sashes and carry? ing arm bouquets of yellow roses. After the ceremony the bridal party entered the dining room to the strains of Mendelssohn's wedding inarch. The parlor, reception hall and dining room wore decoratod in golden rod and white nstors.tbo golden rod being used effectively on the stairway and window bnck of tbo arch. The bridal presents were nu? merous and beautiful, consist? ing of bandpainted china, cut glass, silver ami linen. Deli? cious refreshments were served in four courses. The guest list included about sixty "of the friends of the bride and groom. Among the out-of-town guests were K. M. McClung, of Chica? go, Tracy Kesler, of Hamilton, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Buck nnd | Miss Catherine Cherry of Nor ton, Vn., Mrs. K. S. Paddoxand Miss Hollen Paddock of Jasper, Va., Mrs. Joseph McOuiro of Princeton, W. Va., and Mis* Nina Kibler of Glamorgan, Va. The bride and groom left on the afternoon tram for liggles ton, \V. Va., where thev will spend a few days with the groom's parents, after which they will tour the Northern cities, coming back through the Valley of Virginia and will bo at home to their friends at Gardner, VV. Va., after Octobor the first. Farmers Club Meeting. Owing to a small attendance the regular monthly meeting of the liichmond District Farm? ers Club, advertised to meet last Saturday afternoon in the Town Hall at this place, was not held, and tho meeting was adjourned to meet at K?8t Stone (Jap on next Saturday after? noon at two o'clock. It is ur gently requested that every member ol the club will be present at this meeting, as the question of judging and meas? uring the various acres in the corn raising contest will bo set tled and every member will want to vote on this question in order to determined who are fairly entitled to the valuable prizes Mr. .1. ('. Stiles, the farm do monstration agent recently em? ployed by Wise County, will probably be present ami ad? dress the members. He sine and come and bring your neigh? bor with you. Dangerous Calomel doing Out Of Use A Saler, More Keliahle Kernt Ay lias rakes ll* Place in I he Drug Store and in the Hume. A few years ago, men, women and children took calomel for a sluggish liver and for constipa? tion. They took risks when they did so, for calomel is a dangerous drug. Your family doctor will be the lirst to tell you this if he discovers you dosing yourself with calomel. Hut the drug trade has found a safer, more pleasant romed) than calomel in Hudson's Liver Tone. The Mutual Drug Storo tell us that their drug store soil Dodson's Liver Tone in practi? cally every case of biliousness and liver trouble where calo? mel used to be taken. Hudson's Liver Tone is a veg? etable liver tonic that is abso? lutely harmless for children and grown people. It sells for 50 cts. a bottle and is guaran? teed to he entirely satisfactory by Tim Mutual Drug Company, who will refund your money with a smile if it does not give quick, gentle relief without any of calomel's unpleasant' after? effects.?adv. Will Sell Seals Arrangements Already Made to Send Red Cross Tick? ets Throughout Vir? ginia at Christ? mas times. liichmond, Vu., Sept. 20.? Answering numerous requests for information from various parts of the Slate, the Virginia an ti tuberculosis Association announced from its headquart? ers today that the Kcd Cross Seals will again be on sale this Christmas and will be sent for! distribution to agents in all j parts of the State. The seal I for 1013, of which, specimen copies have been received, isi regarded ns one of the most1 beautiful yet issued b y the American ltod Cross, and it is thought, will make a wide ap? peal. Worry only makes yon lesn capable of removing the cause 1 of worry. Remarkable Progress in Vir? ginia Public Schools. Richmond, Va., Sept. 27.? j Tho Virginia School Uoport for . the years 1900-1910 and 1010 1911, just Issued by tho Depart-1 ment of Public Instruction, ] shown the wonderful growth of ( the public school system during ( the past ten years. , The following items gleaned | from this report should be of | interest to every oitizen of this ? State: 1 In I'.il)0 the school property of s the State was valued at only tlire.'and one-half millions of , dollars; in 1911 this sum had | grown to nine millions. , In the year 1900 there were , 1,100 log school houses in the State; only .38-1 of such struc- , lures now remain. In l'.'On there were less than Rfty high schools in the Sta'.e. t In I'M 1 ther ? were 134, with | 10.000 students doing high | school work. Our public schools in 1911 . had an enrolllnent of I0'.*,;t'.i7, [ | with an average daily attend- j nnco of sixty four per cent of , this enrollment. , Out of 10,680 teachers in the Stale only 1,925 are men. The State spends $31,000 a ( year on its Agriottltiir.il High Schools. There are ten of these schools one in each emigres- , sional district. In the year lOll one million ami twenty thousand dollars was spent for new buildings, while three millions was paid to the teachers of the State in salaries. ( These facts, with many oth- j ers contained in the report mentioned above show the in- , creasing interest of the people in public education. Yet when it is considered that our school ( term is only six months and eighteen days that many of the 1 teachers are paid less than forty dollars a mouth and thai a large number of our smaller ( country school buildings are a ' men mice to the health of the pupils, reali/.e that we have only begun on the great work of educating the rising genera? tion Economy in Good Roads. , _ I The I . s. Department of Ag- \ riculttiro has issued a paper calling attention to the increase j in the value of farm lands where ever had roads have been re- , placed with good ones. There | will he no question on the part , of those who know the facts, , of the statements made, lllus ( trations are given of fanners bitterly opposing the expense ] of improved highways, who ? discovered that once the im provomenl had booh made they could sell their land at a very ineterial increase in price. There , is another feature of this sub? ject which interests us, and that is the enormous saving of good roads over bad ones in wear and lear upon the the horses. To say nothing of the loss in harnesses and wagons caused by hauling loads over the average country roads, tho prolonging of the usefulness of the horse h y well made and carefully maintained roads would soon return to the farmer the increased road-tax. Educators Entertained. Jonosvillo. Va., Sept. 26,? Superintendent and Mrs. .1. C. Boatright delightfully enter- 1 tattled the principals of the high 1 schools and grammer schools ami their assistants in'honor of Mr..). H. Binford of the State Hoard of Education, All tho first lloor was thrown open and tastefully decorated in Iltis turtiums. Assisting the host and hostess in receiving were Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Carter, Miss Pearl Keed antl Miss Hess Wy gnl presiding at the punch bowl served the guests as they enter? ed the reception hall. During the evening Miss Doni Sewell gave several readings I which wore very much enjoyed by all. Ices were served and while the guests? were partak? ing of these refreshments Prof. Binfprd entertained the crowd I with some of his traveling ex? periences among the mountains I of Virginia. Notice. Meeting Of Fair Elections So- J cicty. A Special mooting of the Fair Qlectious Society of tbe Ninth Congressional District of Vir? ginia is hereby called for Tu es lay, October 7th, at one o'clock ,i. m , at Hotel liristoi, io Hria tot, Virginia, for the following purposes, viz. 1. To elect otlicers for the en? suing year. 2. To hear reports ami con ?iilcr ami approve, or disap? prove, the action of the officers >f the Society during the past rear. 3. To codaider a n d adopt ?laus to insure fair elections iext November. 4. To consider and adopt or "eject any amendments which nay he offered to the constitu ion ami by-laws of the Society , 5. To act on any other matter ?vliich might he acted on at the regular annual meeting, it bo? ng understood that this special noeting will he in lion of the ?egulur annual meeting. .1. K. Hill litt. President, loo, L. Taylor, Secretary. [Jlack Mountain Operators Makes Figlil Before Cor? poration Commission Hon. It, Tale Irvine, of Big >toiie t lap, was in Bristol Sat irtlay on his return from Rich? mond, where he went to appear tieforo the Virginia state Cor? poration Commission i u the base of the Black Mountain Doal operators a r ?? seeking tgainst the Norfolk and West tu railway. The Black Moun? tain operators are Booking lo market coal in the territory be? tween Bristol ami Bedford hut they claim that the present rates of Norfolk and W,-stern ite discriminatory in favor of the Poonhontaa Held. The V. v s \V. charges 60 cents per [on from llu> Black Mountain lieht to Bristol on all through shipments, the haul being nine ky-tWO miles, while the Norfolk tnd Western adds sixty live ?cuts per ton for a haul of four? teen miles from Bristol to Ab ingdon, on the same coal. The Black Mountain operators were represented by Mr. Irvine. At? torney II. II. Shellon of Bris? tol, represented the Virginia And Southwestern and Lueiun rjooke, of Roanoko, the Norfolk and Western. The corporation uommission took the case un? der advisement and will report its Undings, at a later date. Guy Durst, of Bristol, ('. W. Bondurant, of Lee county, and Others from this section were witnesses. B. L. Dulaney, of Bristol, ami Paul Dulanry, of Washington, were present ns interested spectators.?Bristol Ilerahl Courier. Two miles of railroad grad? ing has been let to contract ex? tending from the main L. ?Sc K. ami up l'ottor's Kork of Boone so as to reach coal mines being opened up by the Mineral Fuel Company. Another short line has also been let to contract ex? tending up Bottom Branch of Wrights Fork. We understand Adams and Sullivan, of Louis? ville, the same firm which per formed much of the granding on the L. & E. below here, ure contractors.?WhitesburgNews. Don't expect too much of a country newspaper. It lives and breathes just liko other people and it must have pay for its work just like others. This means that if it has been good enough to do your work or ad vertising on a credit you ought to be good enough to come around while it is still alive and pay it.?Kxcbange. Always Desirable. Tlie uoticahle beauty of every residence that in lalnted with tbo I.. A M. Somi Mixcd Heal Taint, is duo to it* being the. staudard uf perfection in paint. Il'a the Inne moat lieairablo point tor exterior and interior painting, it combine* lastinn qualitr, and the beautiful tiniah that Is ?scared only by purity of Lead, Zluo ami Linseed Oil. Sold by Kelly Orug Company.?adv. Gate City Defeats The Gap In Hot Game. Manager "Rod" Munson, of tho BriHtoI Appalachian team, returned Saturday evening from (.late City, whore ho participa? ted in a game Saturday after? noon between Big Stonn Gap and Unto City, having boon the backstop for Qato City. Tho game resulted in a score of I to o in favor of Onto City and was probably tho fastest over wit nessed in that town. Manager Munson scored the only run of the game, with a double against the right held fence in the opening session. Young Baker pitched for Big Stono Gup and tossed n splen? did game, holding Oalu City down to seven hits, while Hanks was on the mound for < late City and bebl 'he visitors runless. Hig Stone (lap had gono to Gutu City expecting to win und had gotten three crack players from Kiugsport, but the Scott coun? ty boys played winning ball from atari to llnisb. The fea? tures of the game was the all round good work of the (late Uitj hoys and pitching of young Hanks. Munson will probably sign Hanks for a trial with the Boosters next spring. -Bristol Herald Courier. Radford Normal School Notes The Kadford Normal School opened one week ago with a large attendance. Several days worn given to the classification of student!, and the organisa? tion of the work. The school is now in good working order? all the classes are met on sched? uled time. The officers and members of the Christian Church gave an informal reception to the stu? dents and members of the fuc ttlty in the Christian Church on Friday night. Two literary societies were organized last Saturday night; one is to he known as the 111 gles Society, the other us the l ocahontoB Society. These so? cieties will hold weekly meet? ings. An organiser of the \ . W. C. A. will soon visit the institu? tion to organize a Y. W. C. A. The organizing of this organi? zation is looked forward to with much interest. An interesting Lyceum Course has been arranged for the coming year. The tlrst number of this Lyceum Course will be given next Friday night. Nominated for House. dato City, Vn., Sept. 23.? Scott county republicans this afternoon nominated Hug!- M. AddingtOU for the house i>f del? egates, lie favors the enabling act. Brief resolutious common ded the course of C. B. Slemp and condemned the changing Of school books. Miss Lorona Collier, a lovely Appalaohia girl, was united in marriage to Mr. H. Kyle Mid kilT of this city, at Bristol last Tuesday by the Kov. Mr. Les? ley. Tho bride is tho daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Collier, of this city, and has hosts of friends who wish her happiness and tho groom is in the service of the V. <*; S. SM. Railroad; nnd a son of Mr. \V. K. Midkiff, Su? pervisor of an Kastern Bailrood. The party were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. M. I). Collior to Bristol, and on to tho Knox ville Exposition. After their return the happy couple will be at homo to friends in Appula chia.?Appalachia Progressive. Prof. J. N. Hillman, superin? tendent of schools for Wiso county, wits hore from Cooburn on Tuesday to attend the open? ing day of the fair, and was very forcibly impressed with the exhibits matlo by the chil? dren in the school fair depart? ment.?Tazewell Republican. A whole train load of cattle was loaded at Kwing, Va., this week and shipped to Honaker, i by the Stuart Land and C.ittle Co. There was r,ij of the : cattle. The cattle will be driv j I en from Honaker to tho farm iof Henry C. Stuart in Klk Uur den.?Pennington Gap News.