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-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.

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