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The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL. XXI. BIG STONE GAP, WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 177,9137 No. 51 MILITARY COMPANY ORGANIZED HERE. Captain II. W. De van t, ?>f Itounoke, and Captain W. K. Tril?*itt, o f Staunton, spent tin' ?hole of lust week here in looking after tin* organization of a proposed Military Company. The hoys themselves got busy mid by Friday night they had S'.i names on the petition asking the Governor for permission to organize. This was considerably hi.in* than enough, the mini? mum number being ?S men be litles Hie three officers. Howev? er, some of the boys who signed were minors, and the parents of a lew of them refused to give their consent to their enlistment, Hid -oiii" i tliers who signed did no) 11>? u up for enlistment, so upon the whole there were not many more than enough. The Governor wired permission to organize and accordingly the i.ding for organization was held on Friday night. It re? mit.-d in the election of the fol? lowing officers, namely : J. F. liullitt, Captain ; .lames B. Ayers, First Lieutenant, and Mayo Oabell, Second Lieutenant. The two Captains congratu? late I the company upon its ?plendid material and predicted fin it great future success. Captains Devant and Tribetl are themselves to he congratulated on iho tine work they have done in assisting in the organization. Tlio company includes in its membership, laborers, bankers, ciril engineers, clerks, brick? layers, merchants, doctors, law? yers, ministers, and also, has one very distinguished author, namely, Mi*. John Fox, Jr. On the whole, the material is most excellent, and if the hoys will get busy they will soon make the other companies in the Siuie sit up und take not ice. Successor Elected To President Finley of the Southern Railway Com? pany, New York, Dec. 5.?Fairfax Harrison, formerly vice presi? dent of tho Southern Railway Company and for the last three years president of the Chicago, Indianapolis a n d Louisville Railway Company, of which the Southern is part owner, was today elected president of the Southern Railway Compu ny to succeed the late William wilson Finley, a Bpecial meet? ing if the board of directors being held for the purpose of Money To Lend THK Standard Home Compu nv, Incorporated, provides home purchasing contracts with a guaranteed investment, an agreement is mude whereby you fan borrow money to buy or build a homo or pay off that mortgage, or improve y o u r property with interest at fi per peiit on yearly balances, and your roturn will be $7.50 per niimth on each $1,000 borrowed. Hint receipts never pay divi? dends. We linvo put more than ten thousand people in their own homes, and can put you in Jours, if you will take our plan. Loans over $2.000.000. Assets over *!,000,000. Call or write at "nee to C B. Ramsey, Agent * Office?Over Postotfiee Norton, - - Virginia fill int; 111 ?? vacancy caused by Mr. Pi nie) 's death. Mr. Harrison is a Virginian, hiH home being at Belvoir, Vir giniu. I In is peculiarly ideuti nod with the South, us his fath? er was private secretary to Jef ferson Davis while president of the Confederate States, and all his railroad experience has been with the Southern ami its nsso elated lines. Mr. Harrison was j horn in 1800, and was graduat? ed from Vale with the A II. de? gree in 1800, ami from Colum? bia with the A M. degree in 1180 0, and from Columbia with . the A. M. degree in 1801 lie : was admitted to the bar in New York in is;e_? ntnl continued the pruclice oi' law in this city un? til 1800, when he entered tin* service of the Southern Railway in tht* legal department as so licitor. In 1003, he was made assistant to the president, ami in 1000 became vice president, which position he held until 10I? when he resigned on be? ing elected president of the Chicago; Indianapolis and Louisville. He, however, con? tinued us a director of the Southern Railway so that his service with the parent com pa ny has been uninterrupted. Mr. Harrison was one of Mr. Kin lev's closest and most trust ed advisors and is thoroughly in Bympatb) with t be policies which made .Mr. Pulley's ad? ministration so successful both for the Southern Railway Coin paiiy and the territory served by its lines. Through Mr. Har? rison entered the service of the Southern in the legal depart? ment, his experience has not been confined to that branch of the service. He lias given much study to fluancial, traffic ami operating problems and is inti? mately acquainted with condi? tions on the Southern Railway and throughout t h e section which it traverses. As presi? dent, of tie1 Chicago, Indiana? polis and Louisville, he was ac? tively in charge of the opera tion of the railway, ?o that he comes to the Southern Railway prepared by practical exper? ience as well as the most do tails of its affairs to take up the duties of chief executive. Mr. Harrison today was also elect? ed president of the Alabama Qreat Southern Railroad, the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, and Virginia and Southwestern Railway. Resolutions deploring the death of Mr. Pin ley and paying <i high tribute for Iiis work for the railways he headed and the territory they served were adopted by the board of direc? tors of the Southern Railway, the Mobile ami Ohio Railroad, the Alabama Qreat Southern Railroad ami the Virginia and Southwestern Railway. These resolutions will be printed throughout the South. Imme? diately following his election, President Harrison gave out j the following statement: "I am in entire accord and sympathy with the policies of my lamented friend, Mr. Fin ley, under whom 1 have worked for seventeen years. 1 hope to continue to build the Southern as he built it by promoting und enhancing its usefulness to and its cordial relations with the people of the South. 1 count on the support of the entire pros ent working organization of the Southern, rank and tile. Hav? ing grown up in the service with most, of them, I know how to value them und 1 am proud to believe that they are my friends." How's This? We utter Ono Handled Dollarn Howard for any ease of Catarrh that uamiot be cured by Hall's Cal&rrli Cure. F. S. OIIBNBY .v Co., Toledo, O. Wc, the. undersigned, have known E. 1 J. Cheney for the laut 15 years, and be J liuvo him perfectly honurauKt in alt buai-; ueas transactions ami financially ablo to; carry oat any obligations made, bv his firm. ! NATIONAL I5ANK OF COMMENCE, Toledo, O.; Hall'? Cattarrh Cure la taken Internal? ly, noting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Tcsti ! monials sent free. Trice 75 cents per bottle. Sold by all druggist. Take Hall's Family I'lfis for cou.ilii.a lion ?adv. Iiicresed, Rates Lowered Important Changes Are Ap? proved by Interstate Commerce Commis? sion. Washington, Dec. I3.r?Itn portnnt changes in parcel post regulations, including genoral reduction in rates and increase in maximum weights, wore ap? proved today by the Interstate Commerce Commission. The revisions were made upon re? commendation o f Postmaster Ueneral Bnrleson, and in a ma? jority o f cases are effective .la nuary 1, 1014. Hooks are admitted to the parcel post; weight limits are increased in the first and sec? ond zones from 'JO to 50 pounds, and i u all zones beyond the second, from II to '-Mi pounds; and rates are reduced in the (bird, fourth and sixth /.ones. Chance In Rates. The changes in rates to be in elVect January I. I9t4,follow: To redueo the rates for the third zone from seven cents for the first pound ami live cents for each additional pound to six cents for the first pound and two cents for each addittonal pound: To reduce the rates for the fourth zone from s cents for the first pound and six cents for each additional pound to seven cents for the lirst, pound and four cents for each additional pound. To redueo the rates for the Qfth zone from nine cents for the first pound and seven cents for each additional pound to 8 cents for the first pound and six cents for each additional pound. To reduce the rales for the sixth /.one from ten cents for lirst pound and nine cents for each additional pound to nine cents for the lirst pound and 8 cents for each additional pound. Will Promote Service. "It seems obvious," suys n statement by the commission, "that I he service to the public will b e promoted h y these changes, provided the revenue from the service is not less than the cost thereof. Experience seems to show clearly that the revenue will not ho less than the cost of the Horvico. "We can conceive of no op? position to the increased weights and reduced rates, except from the carriers that transport the mails. We have heard some objections from them on the ground that the increased weight should not be permitted until provision f o r addition compensation t o the carriers has been made." It is provided by the post? master general with the con? sent of the commission, "that the rate of postage parcels con? taining books weighing eight ounces or less, shall be one cent for each two ounces or fraction? al part thereof, and on those weighing in excess of eight ounces, the zone parcel rates shall apply." This is to bo ef? fective March 10, 1014. Oold Admitted Consent also wns given to ad? mission of shipments of gold, gold bullion and gold dust in Alaska and to and from Alaska in packages, weighing not more than eleven pounds. The rate of postage fixed is two cents an ounce or fraction thereof for all distances. "The postmaster general is? sued an order effective August ] 15, last, increasing the weight limit in tho first and second zones fron, II to 20 pounds and materially reducing the rates of postage for these zones, und stated at that time that this step was in ihn nature of an ex? periment," said a statement is? sued tonight by the poBtoffi.ce department. "After these changes bad been inoperation for some time a record whs kept of the ntim bor of parcels handled in a large number of representative postolfices throughout t b e United States and the reports received from these ollicers show that the changes in the service have been greatly ap? preciated by the public." The statement says of tho change relating to hooks that it "has strangly been urged by circulating libraries, schools, colleges and publishers ever since the establishment of the parcel post service, as the pres? ent restrictive limit and rates on hooks nre prohibitive to a great extent in the case of cat? alogues," ami that it was "not deemed advisable to place the order changing the classifica? tion of hooks in effect ou Jan uary first us it was desired to give at least three months no lice to linns whose catalogues were now being printed." Honor Roll. In Big Stone Gap Public School for October. GOLDEN HONOR HULL. First Grade?Arlino Alsover, Hazel Ohes by, Altha Dingus, Hasel Fuller, Gilberte Koight, Ernestine Olinger, Hertie May Patton, Vorn Pettit, Hazel Sherman, Minnie Tomlinsou. Second tirade--M u r y Lilo, Annie Hounds, Verda Clay, Maggie Roach, Honey Samp sou. Fifth tirade?(leorgia Beaton Sixth (Jrade?Ewing Bishop. Elizabeth Sprinkle and Pebble Stone. HONOR BOLL. First Grade?Evely n Also vor, Beatrice Beamtin, Eil na Bow man, Ellin Oatron, (iruce Mas ters, Louise Nickels, Ethel Sherratt, Lucile Taylor, Mar gie Witt. Second Grade?Stewart Ma hatTey, Engine Burehotte,I Mara Baker,Jemima Willis, Florence Johnson', Mollie Collier, Velma Bonn, Mona Shelton, Charles (?illy, Bettio Hilly, Lavada ? Lies. Hascue Hurley, Oliver Pippin, Hilly Aikens, Oathor ine Barren, Boy Mahatfey, Oar oline (loodloe, Matlie Burke, Eugene Mahntfey, Virginia Beaton, Amber Wheatsell, Lil? lian Bailey, Ella Johnson,Pearl Sargent, Mnry Bryant, Mary Wallace, Mary Wedge, Calli'e Bledsoe, Morris Reese, Dora Patton. Third Urade?Trula Beamun, Philip Weaver, Carl Wilson, Willie Burke, Robert Marrs Earl Wilson, Benson Taylor, LeRoy Scale, Carl Orowder. Fourth Grade?-Mary John? son,Myrllo Bryant,Carl Knight, James Gilly. Gladys Garrison, Margaret Gilly, Oeorgo Good ioe, Denny (.'arter, Ralph Lane, Jean Marrs, Anna Cawood, Irene Draper, Lucile Draper, Betty Reeder. Fourth Grade?Pearl Reed, Ora Wilson Ted Witt, Hazel Fleenor, Pausie Thompson, Henrietta Skeen, Mary John sou, Mary Jones. High School?Gladys Lilo, Bruce Skoon, Bertha MahafFey, Ella Cawood, Dewitte Wolfe. Christmas Shoppers. Mr. Moore will be glad to have bis Big Stone Gap friends, when in Bristol, to call und see his magnificient line. Ho will be at the Bristol Typewriter Company, nest door the Weet i em Union office, State Street, during December. D. B. Ryland & Co., j The Lynchburg Jowelora adv.?VJS'2. THE NEW MA? SONIC HALL. In going up Wood Avenue nt night you will BOO n beautiful electric sign at the third story of the now building recently erected by J. M. Willie & Co. If you are a Muhoii you can toll what is going on in the new bulge room without climbing two Mights of stairs. This sign was the conception of Past Mas? ter A I). Owens,one of the coin mitten who had charge of the furnishing ami titling of the new masonic hall. Ami so well has In- wrought bis work that we hail him as ?? KAU HON I" which is the Hebrew for, (not raw bones,) .but M o s i Excellent Master. Hut you will be well reward? ed for a trip up those Might of steps, for at the top you are ushurod into the beautiful new home of Hig Stone (lap bodge No. 208 A. F. & A. M. To the left is the magnificent Bnnquot liall, tilted with the proper furniture ami Uttings, with con vein.ml cafe tilled with range am) ice box, and all other ne cess.tr) appurtenances for pre? paring uinl providing the feast when the Lodge is culled from "labor to refreshment," or it can he used as a "chamber of reflection." With your heels on I he sill of Ihn large south win low you C in gaze at the star ami en sent ami reflect up? on the hurmo iy of the heavens, the brother bo I of worlds, the Unity of the universe, all gov? erned by the WORSHIPFUL MASTER of ail creation. Passing through the ante? room, anil leaving the box stall of the festive goat to the left, you enter one of the prettiest Masonic hulls in the State. In its furniture, linings and light? ing lixtures it is a model of harmony, taste and beauty. If any particular feature is more striking than another it is the beautiful Brussels carpets. It will delight the eye of the most critical house-wife, ami the la dies of the town are cordially invited to inspect it. The committee of Past Mas? lers, to whom the work of su? pervising the titling up of the hall was committed, were A. 1). Owens, O. \<\ Jones and .1. 11. Mathews, and they have discharged their duty with the same faithfulness and fidelity which so distinguished the first three Most Excellent Masters who hail charge of the building of King Soloman's Temple. In the latter part of the year 188!?, a few Masons met in the law office of Duncan and Math? ews, in what was known us tho "Imtoden Cottage", and took steps towards applying fur a dispensation for opening a Ma? sonic lodge in this place. Those present were W. H. Slithers, who was afterwards elected as the first Worshipful Master,and who is now a rich land owner in the Slate of Oklahoma, (i. K. Dutton, afterwards W. M., and wlio is now a prominent and prosperous citizen of the State of Florida. Dr. 0. D. Kunkle, a distinguished physician of Pulaski; .ludgo C. T. Duncan, the t?oy hero of Port Republic, who iu now peacefully prac.ic? ing his profession in Lee Coun iy; Jerome II. Duff und J. C. Muynor, both of whom have panned over the "border line", and tho writer. A charter was granted in 18U0. Tho Lodge and met in the building on Shawnee Avonue, whoro it had its homo until in 1909 when it moved in to tho Minor Building, on Wood Avenue, mid thence to its new home. Many Masons havo received tho degrees in tin's lodge, and it now numbers over loo mem? bers. Stevenson Royal Arch Chap? ter N'o. 19 was organized in 1802 and has hoe 1 in a nourish? ing condition ever since. It now numbers 102 members. Moth these Masonic bodies will occupy this new halt, of which they are so justly proud. Tho order is in a flourishing condition, nod the recentaqui sition to its membership n( some of the most substantial and prominent citizens of the town and community has given it a boost that speaks well for Its future. W. S. M New Litera? ture On Old Diseases State Board of Health Issues Bulletins on Familiar but Dangerous Ills of Childhood. Richmond, Va., Deo. 18.*?? Within the next few days the State Hoard of Health will bo gin the distribution of now bul? letins on three familiar but dangerous Ills of childhood,? measles, whooping cough and scarlet fever. These will he sent to parents all over tho State in an effort to reduce tho mortality from these diseases. Tho Hoard was led to tho publication of this literature not only to meet a constant popular demand but to sound a Statewiile warning against the present unconcerl as to tho dangers from the diseases of childhood. It is the opinion of tho board as expressed in the weekly bul? letin issued today, that many of the fatalities from mettles can be traced directly to neg? lect. Barents regard Hid di? sease us so trilling that they Will not employ a physician when a child is stricken, mid often they permit the child to leave the sick-room before it has recovered. From such neglect, the Hoard points out, result numerous cases of pneu? monia and other serious com? plications. The chief effort of parents in cities should be to keep their children from contracting meas? les until they are at least live years of age, declares the bul? letin. After that time risks from the disease are greatly reduced and tho danger of dis? astrous complications is much lower. To give children the protection that comes with in? creasing years, they should not be allowed to play with chil? dren who have not had tho measles when that disease is prevalent. Tho now bulletins on meas? les, whooping-cough and scar lot fover complete tho fifth vol? ume of the Hoard's publica? tions. All these bulletins cau bo had free upon request. Notice. Tho penalty on Town Taxes has been extended to January 1st. Call and pay your taxes and save 5 per cent. P. H. Barron, Treasurer.