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Vegetable Matter in the Soil.
W e have noticed recently that the people of the county in some instances burn off their broom sage hold? and Holds covered over with weeds aud leaves before plowing, as it is easier to run tho plow after the weeds have been destroyed, It docs mnke it easier to run tho plow but it destoys the vegeta? ble matter of the soil and renti? ers it much poorer. No infer? tile soil ctn be made fer? tile without vegetable matter. We must apply this vegetable matter directly as stable ma? nure or other litter, or we must grow crops and turn them un? der as clover, peas, etc. When a farmer burns his vegetable matter off the surface of the soil the largoi part of the plant food contained in the vegeta? ble matter escapes into the at? mosphere, und the water hold? ing capacity of the soil is great? ly lessened. The humus or de? caying vegetable matter makes soil open and porous und ena? bles it to hold water for the use of crops. We noticed n livery man in Norton who wits tilling a deep wheel rut near his b u n with stahie manure. We hope that the farmers of the county will buy this and not allow it to be wasti il in this way. Farm? ers inil stable men should use large amounts o f bedding in stalls, such as sawdust, leaves, straw, etc. This bedding serves a double purpose iis it absorbs ? he liquid manure, which is far more valuable, pound for pound thou the solid and adds direct ly to the amount of vegetable matter. Manure should not be piled eithor in a shed or in the opon. The m o st convenient way generally is to huul it out aud scatter it in tho fields us fast ae it accumulates. If it is piled outside tho rains wash out the most available part of the plant food ami the manure is worth less than one half its ori gonnl value. If it is piled any where fermentation takes place and plant food in the form of amonin escapes into the at mosphero, where plenty of bed ding iH at hand manure may be allowed to accuinitiate under tho animals' feel, as the weight of the animal will keep it pack? ed ho closely that not. enough of air cnn get to cause fer? mentation. Preserve and increase the vegetable matter in your soil and make it more fertile. j, s. Stilbs, Farm Demonstration Agent District Institute, The Big Stone finp District Institute of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, will be held at the Methodist Church bete, tonight (Wednes? day) ami continuing through Thursday ami Friday. All the ministers of the dis? trict Will be hero. Rev. .1. W. Perry, 1). D , will deliver sever al addresses, which will cover a wide range of live topics. The public is cordially invit? ed to attend all of the meetings, which will begin at 7::ln to? night. I'.ugene Brown, of Middles boro, visited relatives in the (lap Sunday! Hamblen Bros. can supply your holiday needs. A complete line Xmas Goods and Toys Millinery Reduced Kverything m our Millinery De? partment has been reduced to a very low price. Conic and price them before buying. J. M. Willis & Company Big Stone Gap, Virginia Dr. McClure. of Dorchester, wqb in town Sunday. .Mr. and .Mrs. 0. Q. Duffy, <>f Stonoga, were guests of Mrs. A. Plenary Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Johnson arc spending tho week in Bris? tol. Little Sarah Cricer, who has been very ill, is much improved at this writing. Miss Gained, of Norton, was the guest Of Mis* r.dnn Carrier Saturday night. lt. R.Parker went to Dorches ter Monday. T. M. Brummitt, of Bristol, wus a guest nt the Windsor Hotel Saturday and Sunday. 'Flu* Misses McKinzie visited friends in the (Inj) Sunday. Harold Edwards visited home folks lirst of the week. Mr, Rex, of East Stone, visit ed Mr. Lichliter Friday night. Miss Myrtle Plenary a n d Gray Flanary, of wood, Va.. were in town the latter part of the week. Supt Hill man, of Cooburn, attended the teachers' meeting here Saturday. The Ladies of the Baptist Church will have their annual sale Friday the lotli, at the old Dominion I >i ug Store. J. C. Kilbournc Found Dead At Appalachia. J. ('. Kilbourne, aged GO, brother of E C. and Oeo. Kd bout n, of Appalachia,w as found dead Saturday morning at that place, near the home of bis sis? ter, Nils. Roda Colitis, where he was staying. A few bruis es were visible on the head but it is not known exactly how dent h came. Mr. Kilbourne left the home of his sister, about 5:30 o'clock Friday afternoon to look after his corn field close ami his im? mediate return did not cause any alarm thinking he had de? cided to spend the night with other relatives A search was made Saturday morning and his body was found near the corn fluid by a fence. It is thought that while crossing the fence he fell violently on the ground, causing concussion of the brain. The deceased was a cousin of our townsman, W. It. Kilbourn, and was born and raised in i he vicinity of Appalachia, hut moved to Indiana about 35 years ago, and had been out here for the past few months on a visit to his old home place. The deceased i s survived by one sou and two daughters, all of Indiana, who were unable to be here in time for the funeral. Funeral service were conduct? ed by Rev, Williams, of the M. E. Church Monday afternoon, and the remains were laid to rest in the obi Kilbournc grave yard. Notice. The penalty on Town Taxes has I.n extended to January 1st. ('all and pay your taxes and save .'? per cent. P. 11 Barren, Treasurer. Rev. J. B. Craft hopes to be able to hold the regular services at the Baptist Church Sunday morning and evening. There will be services at tho Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday morning at li o'clock. There is a liquor dive on tho Virginia and Kentucky State Line, near Pound (lap, known as the Cumberland Express Company, which receives and dispenses liquors high-handed and free handed. One half of the building is in Virginia ami the other half in Kentucky. Our court officials and the court otticials of Letcher County should make a joint raid anil the Sheriff of Wise and the SheritT of Letcher apply the torch to his end of this notor? ious "shack."- -Norton News. Expect to bo married soon, a?t| the fattier of the irirl 1 am to marry demands a medical certificate. Will you kindly ivc-omniond a rolUn.v pbyaloUnl Do you think tho father has the right to demand Ibis of mo??Willie Tho father certainly bits this right. Why not ask him to suggest a physician whom ho considers reliable}'-?Cincinnati 1 Post. Holiday Suggestions =====?= From Fullers FURS The lde.il Gift for Women Beautiful Sets: $3.50 to $35.00 Muff and Neck Pieces: Neck Piece:; from $1.50 to $19.00 Muff Pieces from $1.50 to $18.50 Women's Beautiful Silk Hosiery ()nyx Silk Hose, guaranteed, Black Tan or White, per pair, $100 to $150 Onyx medium weight Silk Hose, Navy. Kelly Green, W hite. Tan or Black, per pair. - - 50c Holiday Hankerchiefs The most appreciated of all gifts. Wc have a complete assortment put up in beautiful Holiday Boxes, .'to (> in box, per box 25c to $1 50 Gloves For Women W ere never shown in better assort* ment. All from the best glouo mak? ers in Black. Tan and White. l ei pan $1.00 to $1.50 Umbrellas Of the gift kind for Men and Women $1.00 to $7.50 each Linens Make Very Accept? able Gifts House Slippeis for Men. Women and Children Women's Fur Top Juliet in all i and sizes. - $100 to $1.00 Children's. 7?C to $1.15 Men's in Black Oxford and Tan $1.00 to $1.50 What would be more appre? ciated than a Nice Trav? eling Bag Bath Robes For Men Silk Kimonos For Women $3.75 to $6.00 FULLERS Zf/io Quality Shop BIG STONE GAP. VA. N. Sc W. Sued for $60.000. Claiming sixty thousand dol? lars damages, Mrs. Louella Qillespie, as administratrix t""i tho estate of her liuaband, A. P. Gitlospio, has Ried suit in] the federal court against the! Norfolk und v\ ostern Railway, i Uillespie was one of the engin? eers on a double header freight train which derailed at Cleve? land, Russell county, Juno 8, lust, causing the death of two trainmen and two women into whoso home the derailed loco? motive crashed after it left the track. Tho wreck out of which the suit grows was one of the worst in many years on the Clinch Valley. A fast merchandise freight train pulled by two loco i motives was bound from Blue Held to Norton. While ctp ! preaching the station at Cleve? land tho engine jumped the rails and plunged down an em bankment and into the house of Mrs. Owens and her daugh? ter. Roth the women were kill? ed outright, as were engineer Qillespie and fireman Stewart. It is understood that the plaintiff will content that the I accident was due to hud track conditions and the railway will probably contend thai the speed of the train had much to do : with the disaster. This is one I of the heavii st claims for dam? ages of personal injury or death ever tiled in the court in this section. ? Roanoke World News. Judge Charles T. Duncan, of IJonesvilln, was in town last Friday practicing law in Squire ; Hurts court. He is a strong I supporter of Judge E M. Ful ton for n place on 111? ? Virginia Supreme Court, of Appeals.? I Norton News. \ Gen. Ayers' Residence Burned The residence of (Jen. R. A. I Ayers, at Holston Springs, in Scott County, where the Gener? al and family have been living since last spring, burned on Tuesday afternoon, logother with all of his household effects. The fire originated in the hoi air healing system. This was one of the finest colonial homes in the stale, and was built be? fore the war at a cost of about $76,000. The loss, we under? stand, is partially covered by "insurance. A Boy's Dream. 1 read of a boy who bad a re? markable dream. He thought that the richest man in town came to him and said, "1 ami tired of my house and grounds; come, take care of them, ami I i will give them to you." Then came an honored judge ami said: "I want you to lake my place; I atn weary of going to Court day after day; 1 will give you my seat on (he bench if; you will do my work." Then, the doctor proposed that he take bis extensive practice, ami let him rest, and so on. At last up shambled obi Tommy and said, "I'm wanted to till a, drunkard's grave. I have come 1 to see if you will take my place in the saloons and on the st reels." This is a dream which is not all a dream. For every boy in this land today, who lives to grow up, some position is wait lug as surely as if a rich man, judge, doctor or drunkard stood ready to band over his place ::l once. Which will you choose, boys? There are pulpits to be tilled by God-fearing ministers, and thousands of honorable places; but t here are also prison cells and drunkards graves. Which will you choose?? Selected. 1 EAY ALL I ft ANT TO UOWl No More Gas on the Stomach or Sour Stomach! No More Heavy Feeling After Meals or Constipation! We want everyone In this town who has stomach or bowel trouble to Just try ONE bottle of simple buckthorn bark, glyecrlne. etc.. as compound".! In Aitler-l-ka. You will bo surprised at the QUICK ACTION! The VERY FIRST DOSE shows re? sults anil a short treatment with Acller-l-ka may make you feel better than you have for years. Tills remedy tends to antiseptic!?* tlie. Intestinal tract and to draw off the Impurities. A SIXOLE DOSE usually relieves Ras on the stomach, lour atomarh or constipation QUICKLY. Wo do not hesitate to aavSStnl A.ller-l-ka Is the REST bowel nnd 'tomach tomedy we have ever soldi MUTUAL DRUG COMPANY Big Stone Gap, Va. .?.??? Schedule in I (hcf May S, 1818. I.KAVK N.0RT? N 7*0 I m. for Lynchburg and lutermi IUI? ?t? tions. Pullman s1.v|ht liliuliclil to Philadelphia tri? llagentown, anil Pullman sleeper Rom. to Rich "1.1 ami Norfolk. Alioc.ireUoni at liluenold wltli trains Wefttboand. Pullman tleopor to i Inclnriatl .m.; < Solumbiu I.KAVK NORTON?3:80p in for point! North, Kan ami Wi st I.KAVK lilt ISTOl,?Daily (I , m, tor Kant Had ford. It....: 1... I fnct burg, Petersburg, Richmond ind Norfolk: I'lillnun Parlor r?r ta Rlohjnond. t'.iio Cur Rnanoke and Hagorstown, I'ulbiinii ileepnr K"? noko toA'cw York vi:, lla^.iklowii mid HarrlHburg. 5:18 p. in. for Norfolk ami Intermedia!? points, Pullman Sleepers to S 1:88 p. in. and T::'.."i p. in (limited Solid irains with pulltnanlleepen to Wash Ington, lialtlniorc, Philadelphia anil New York via Lynohburg, Doesnoi make local stops. 18:15 p. in. daily lor all poinU !??? Drliiol and lornohburg. Connectaai Walton at 5:40 p. in. with it"' W Louis Kxprt'sK for all points west and northwest. IT you are thinking ol taking a ui| YoL want ipiotatioiiH, ehe.ipi-M fair. ;'' liable and oorrocl Information ai routes, train aehedttles, the moat comfort able and ipilr.keat way. Wn:- md tin Information is yours lor the ask one of our complete Map Kolders. I \V. <'. SaIMiMIs, (J. P, A YV. II. ItKVII.I.. Pasa. Traf. Mgi .. Roancke, va FOX &." PECK. Civil and Mining' Engineers. ; Big Stone Gap. Va. Harlan,K) i Reporta and estimates on Copland Tim I tier Lands, Design and Plans."' ? I'oke Plants, Land. Railroad and Kiiglueuriiuj. Elegtrto lllue l'riiit'"i: J. C. CAWOOD BLACKSMITHiNG Big Stone Gap, Va Wagon and Uuggy work A Specially. 1 have an Up-to-date Machine for putting on Rubber Tires. All work given prompl 1 attention. ! DR. G. M. PEAVLEh. Treats Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, BRISTOL. TENN. Will bo In Applaachia Third Friday in Each Month , ?aytMM_ ._ .1. Meek Wolfe. M. D , D. 0. Harry Sentone?, I ? ' i Wolfe and Semones i Osteopathie Physicians I BRISTOL, - VA.-TENN. j Offices In Newcomb Bl'd'g Front SI.