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VOL. XXII, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7. !9I4. No. 2 G.O.P. Conven? tion in Bris? tol July 9 Leaders Urge Harmony Delegates fo Mominate Possible Successor to Slemp. ' Bristol, Tenn., Jan. :i A mooting of tho Republican com? mittee of the Ninth emigres . sionat district, held here today. Chairman Charles S. Feuille? ton, of Scott county, presiding resulted in the calling of a eon vention to bo neld in lirirtol Thursday,July !)th,to nominate u candidate for emigre"*. I bis was an easy mntier to decide, but the problem of how to have harmony between the stundpitt ten and the Mnnsors proved the real problem of the meet? ing. In order us nearly an possible to get tile sentiment of the lie publicans of the district, prom incut tuen of the party were invited here from all the coun? ties and there were at least ttfty Republicans present, in? cluding commit icemen. The meeting was held in the audi? torium of Hotel Bristol and was called lo order at 1 o'clock. Leaders Make Addresses It was decided to allow all Republicans present to votei upon ali questions, in order to get ihn Senne of the delogatiotl, t h e committee agreeing t o abide by this sentiment in any? thing it did. For three hours und a half the prospects fur bringing about harmony tie t ween line two wings of the party constituted the chief topic of discussion. Amollg those w h o spoke were A. P. Crockett, of Wise; Benntor John II. Catron, of Wise; Former Senator J. C. Noel, of Lee; Former Senator A. T. Lincoln, of Wythe; Colo nel David F. Bailey, of Bristol; J. W. MoGavock, of Wythe; Peter J. Davenport, of Alling don; W. A. Dauglieriy,of Buch? anan; and Dr. .1. M. Dougherty* of Scott. All favoried harino ny, but none was certain as to the best method of bringing it about. Mr. Crockett read a letter from Congressman 0. Bnscom Slemp, who was una? ble to attend the meeting, in which the congressman advised that steps be taken tit once to organise the party in the .Iis trict as n means of having a proper foundation for success next fall. Mr. Slemp expressed the opinion that it would be ad? visable to nominate a Progress ive. Bristol Is Chosen. After the matter of the time for holding a convention hid been di icusscd at. length, a mo? tion by Mr. Bailey, of Bristol, that a convention be held Th?rs, day, July 9th, carried, follow, ing which Bristol was chosen iiH the place for the convention, Big Stone (Jap having been Bristol's only competitor for the honor of entertaining the con? vention. On the whole the meeting was harmonious:, there being hut few discordant notes. Those present were urged to return to their respective conn ties with a determination that there should not he any lack of proper organization in any county in the district. Among the Republicans in attendance there was manifest? ed a strong sentiment in favor of again nominating Congress man Slemp, in spite of his an uov,\ncemont that he will not be a candidate. The Leo county delegation seemed almost a unit for Slemp. J. W. McQuvoclf, of Wythe, did not hesitate to express his preference for Slemp. Others said the question of who the candidate might he was one that should not he discussed, saying that is a mutter for the delegates from each county lo decide when the convention is! held. Want Both Winrs to Unite. Chairman Pendloton coun? selled harmony above nil thing? else, and he and other speakers made it plain that the Kepubli - cans could not hope to win un? less both wings of the party were united. Dr. Daugherty, of Scott, said ? I that there is really no differ- ; Ienee between the two factions of the party, except an relates to their choice between Koobo volt and Taft, that an a matter of fact both stand for the same political principles. Colonel Bailey said that in all of his long experience he has not yet seen the time that the Republi? can party was progressive, and lie feels, therefore, that the dif? ferences dividi g the two wings of the party are very slight. SOCIAL D01NC.S. \li-. Ueorgo L. Taylor enter lamed two tu bleu of Progress? ive Five Hundred Tuesday af? ternoon from !t:'IO to 7:<J0,o'clock in honor ot Miss Fletcher Bai? ley , of Uray, Vti., who is spend? ing the holidays here with Miss .lanet Bailey. Miss .Mabel Willis received lirst prize, a beautiful silver liligree hat pin holder. At the conclusion of the game the guests were invited into the dining room where the color scheme of pink and white were tastefully carried o a t. both in the decorations ami re? freshments. A large cut. glass vase tilled with pink and white carnations surrounded by cm glass candle sticks holding pink tapers was IIHOd for lltO center piece on the table while streamers of pink crepe paper extended from the uhandelabru to the corners of the table. Delicious refreshments con? sisting of n'.it salad on lettuce, mayiouuaise a u it nut sand? wiches, Sartoga Hakes, hot tea, ice cream and fruit cake and pink and white bonbons served in cut glass nappies, Those who were present were Mi.-ses Fletcher Bailey, Madge DillgOSS, Mabel Willis, Janet Bailey, Maude Wolfe, Florence McCormick, Retta Thompson, Mrs. Will ('.trues and Mrs. ,1. A. <Hinter. Miss Kate Brown entertained a number of her friends with n watch party New Years eve in honor of two of her school mates at Still ins College in Bris tol, Misses Betii Branham, of Orlanda, Fla., and Anna What ley, of opelika, Ala , who spent the holidays with her. Mish .lanet Bailey entertain? ed very delightfully Wednes? day afternoon from thn e thirty to six o'clock in honor of .Miss Fletcher Batley, of Gray, Va. Attractive "Kowpie" Tally cards were given each guest to assist them in finding their places at one of the four tables where the interesting game of Progressive Hook was engaged in. Tin reception hall and parlor wore tastefully decorated with jars tilled with narcissus ami potted ferns. Misses .Madge Dlngess and Gladys Wolfe made the highest score and cut for the lirst prize, a box of gilt edged correspon? dence Cards, which was won bv Miss Gladys Wolfe*. After the game was finished lunoll clothes were placed on each table and a delicious lunch consisting of fruit-salad on let? tuce,potato chips,Sartago Hakes piinenta and cheese sandwiches, hot. chocolate wafers were serv? ed. Tims - who were present were Misses Beth Branham, of Or? lando, Pia., Anna Wbutley, of Opelika, Ala., Maydello Keml riek, of Amirilla, Texas., Jen? nie SlteitS, Madge Dingess, Kate Brown, Gladys and .Myr? tle Wolfe, Jess McCorkle, Uetta Thompson, Josephine Kelly, Mabel Willis, Florence McCor? mick, Margaret Pettit and Fletcher Bailey. Less Bowel Trouble In Big Stone Gap. Big Stole Gap people have IoiukI out that A SIStil.K |>OSE Of simple buck? thorn bark glycerine, etc,as compound? ed In Adlet i-ka, the German bowel and Htomaeh mucdy, relieves constipation, sour stotnaih or gas on the stomach IN? STANTIA. This simple mixture be? came lanints by curing appendicitis and It draws olfa surprising atnuuiit of old j foul nutter-from the body. It is won-1 derfnl ho? tJL'K'KI.Y i! helps. The) Mutual I?rfg Coni|Kiuy adv. Governor Mann's Greetings To 1914, Richmond,.hm. f.?The Times Dispatch prints the following from Governor Mann: The Commonwealth of Vir? ginia will balance tho accounts of Hi Id anil enter tho New N ear with n handsome surplus to its credit, with all of its depart? ments und agencies in first class condition, with plans for a great medical school at the cap? ital city soon to be accomplish? ed, ami witli tho enthusiasm anil energy which stand for progress ami advancement. The crops of the State, with its mineral and titulier resour? ces, the value of its horses, mules, cattle, hogs and sheeps, and tho products of its manu? facturing enterprises, largely exceed ; 11)0,000,000. States Yield id Corn. With a single exception, it produced more cotton to the acre t hau any Southern State, and, with two exceptions, it produced more corn. Kxper iunce bos demonstrated that middle Virginia is a desirable section lor raising hogs along with ihe crops it is plentifully produced, and year by year our lands in every section lire be COlhirig more valuable und are more sought after. Demonstration Work. The demonstration work,con ducted under the auspices of the United Agricultural Hoard, has raised the average of corn production from twenty-flve bushels, under the old system, lo seventy-two bushels in the counties so far heard from, where the crop is cultivated ac? cording to scientific methods. Agriculture is fast becom? ing u scientific pursuit, with us much, if not inure, promise of Certain and substantial gains than any other business. And Conditions are fast being shaped which will keep our boys on the farm. All of these things stand for ami demonstrate the substantial progress and ad vancement of the material in? terests of the State. Hut far more valuable ami desirable is the fact that for years there has been no lynching in the State and no.reason to call on the military to support the civil arm of the government. Peace anil Prosperity Our people are living togeth? er in peace and prosperity. The law fully protoots anil opens to every man the door of equal opportunity, and our oiti/.ens in every business uro striving for tietter things for I hemselves ami the State during the coin? ing year. It is the pride (,f Vir? ginians that their State has been so prominent in the past in every good work, that it is respected and honored in every part of our country. This pride should be turned into spiral ion prompting every c'tizen to bet? ter and more efficient effort in the future to make higher our ideals and greater our perfor manco than ever before. Many Named For Slemp Honors. Bristol, Va , Jan. 2.?-In view of the fact that Congressman ?. B. Slemp will not be a can didate for re-election at the ex? piration of his present term as the representative of the Ninth Virginia district, the Demo? crats are gaining in the hope thtit they may he able to reclaim the district. The name of J. Norment Powell, of Wytheville, now practicing law at Johnson City, Tenn., is being prominent? ly mentioned us probably the man most available. It is be? lieved that Mr. I'owull would accept, if nominate..', ami his acceptance would mean that he would make a race worthy of all acceptance. Others men? tioned as available in the demo? cratic party are: Hon U. Tuto Irvine, of Big Stone ( Jap; H. P. Bruce, of Wise; John W. Chalk ley, of Big Stoue Clap, and K. Lee Trinkle, of Wytheville. One of the claims of social? ism is that it will furnish work ? which may be a reuson why it doesn't, become popular with a certain class of people. C. Lee Moore For An 8 Hour Day. State Auditor Says All Em? ployes of Commonwealth Should Work Full Time Limit. Richmond, Jan. ?Auditor ('. Lee Moore, who has made a war for the rigid enforcement of the revenue and tax lawn of the State, to the disgust and cost of some who have for years been evading taxes, has creat? ed another decided and unusual situation. Mr. Moore is him self a hard worker, and when discussing the matter of having the clerical force in his office greatly increased he came out (dear and strong for the chang? ing of the laws so that every of? ficer in the employ of the State, heads and subordinates, would have to work eight full hours each day. lie says that thin regulation applies in all private business affairs, and that there is no reason why men in the employ of the State should enjoy great? er privileges than belongs to all the men in the other walks of life. They all get good pay, much better in a great majority of cases than if they were em? ployed in private capacity, have the benefit of the half day Sat unlays and also the benefit of every State and national holi? day, and then have two weeks' vacation during the summer. The elerks now work six hours in summer and five in the winter, and if the sugges? tion of Mr. Moore is adopted there will be many a hand lift? ed against him when the time comes for his re-election. Mr. Moore has the habit of saying exactly what he believes at nil times, and he has forced officers in every part of the State to do things that were disagreeable in the way of collecting taxes and proceeding against men who had for years been im? mune. Mr. Moore declares that in his own department there will have to be an allowance for ad? ditional clerks, but that if the hours are increased he will be able to get along with a smaller number than will be the case if the hours ars unchanged. Dabney-Pennington. Dry den, Va., .Ian. !> ?One of the most beautiful weddings ever witnessed in this commu? nity, was solemnized af'Ridge way" the home of Mrs. Rebec ca Pennington, a t Dryden, Thursday evening January 1st, at six o'clock, when her grand daughter. Miss Ruth Dahnoy, of Newport News ,Va., became the bride of Mr. Walter R. Pen nington, of Pennington (lap. Mr. (Robert Orr, of Penning ton (lap, was best man. Miss Martha Irwin, of Wheeling, W. Va., W/as bridesmaid. Mr. W. S. Beverly gave the bride away. The brides gown was of Bro? cade charmeuse, trimmed in duchess lace and seed pearls. She carried a shower DOquet of brideroses and lillies of the val< loy. Tito ring ceremony wus used, Rev. J. B. Craft, of Big Stone (lap, officiating. The room was tastily decora? ted with evergreens and red roses. Miss Ada Ponnington, sister of the groom, snog "O Promise Me". Lohengrins Bridal chorus was played b y Miss Carrie Renny, of Richmond, Va , ac? companied on the violin by Miss Virginia Beverly. Dur? ing the ceremony Miss Renny played softly "Believu Me If all T hose Endearing Young Charms". Immediately after the ceremony Mendluson'sWed? ding March wan played. After the ceremony, a recep? tion wus held and refreshment* consisting of salad and ice courses woro served. Tho bride and groom loft on the 8:15 p. m. train for a tour . of the south. They will be at home after January 15th, at Pennington Qap. ' The out of town guests were: ? Judge ami Mrs. K. W. Penning? ton and daughters, Misses Ada, .Mary and Jeanette, Mr. and Mrs. \V. S. and Muster William Beverly, Misses Perdie Orr, Ruby Litton, Sarai) Cochran, Mrs. 8. Polly, Messrs. it (}. Craft, W. iL Polly. Dr. C C. Pear'co. THEATRICAL. The program ut tlte Amusu last week was exceptionally good. Those who failed to see "When Women Go on tho Wur Path", und also "The Sacrifice at the Spillway" certainly missed a treat. The manage? ment is putting forth every ef? fort to put on the very best and most interesting productions from week to week and tho success that is crowning those efforts is certenly deserving of the best patronage of the peo? ple of our town. For tomorrow (Thursday) nignt our people will bo given four reels, includ? ing that great feature picture "The Fifth String", written by John Philip Sousa und pro? duced by Selig's troop of world renewed artists. To appreci? ate this great drama it must be seen. The story is centered around a mysterious violin, the fifth string of which means death, and everyone who touch? es this fifth string loses their life. There is just enough ro? mance in this drama to make it the more interesting, and all who love to BOO a good play of this character should uot fail to attend. There will be no extra charge for this extra nt traction, the popular prices, .r> and li'c will prevail. Mr. Tay? lor expects to secure at least one or two features each week beyond tho ordinary run of pic tures and with the support of the public will be able to put some lirst run pictures on the screen from time to time. We also learn .that the program of stage plays foi 1014 at the Amu/.u will be the very best in the history of Big Stone (lap, and tlie public will have the opportunity this year of wit nessiug some of the very best productions for t he regular price o f the plays less their train fare to some other city or town. Conform Re? ports to Cal? endar Year Virginia's Vital Statistics Will Cover Same Annual Period as Those of Fed? eral Government. Richmond, Va.', Dec HI.? Beginning with the New Year, the reports of vital statistics for Virginia will conform to the celendar and will ho in ac? cord with the figures prepared and issued by the Federal Cen? sus Bureau. The vital statistics law, en? acted by the last General As? sembly, went into elTect June 14, 1012. and thus made the re? port year for the State's statis? tics differ from both the fiscal year of the State departments and from the calendar year. As the statistics prepared and issued by the Census authori? ties cover tho mouths from Jan? uary to December, the Board of Health has decided to change its report accordingly. This will necessitate the readjust? ment of statistics already tabu? lated, hut all further confusion will bo eliminated. lu announcing this change, tho Board makes tho following statement in a special bulletin issued today: "We want to urge tlie people of Virginia to cooperute with tho Board and with the local registrars i n making the statistics tor the next year satisfactory and com plote. Virginin has been sig? nally honored in being admit? ted to tho Federal registration area, from which are collected the statistics which give the country its health-rating in the] eyes of tho world. As Virginia is the first Southern State to achieve this distinction, the success of registration iiere will in large measure determine its progress in the rent o f the I South. We aro therefore most ! anxious that every birth and 'every death be correctly and promptly reported. "We wish, also, to emphasize I the fact thnt while births nud deaths, when properly reported form the basis of accurate sta? tistical work, their registration is of even greater importance to the Individual Hundreds of cases might be cited where fail? ure to make ii proper legal rec? ord of the death of an individ? ual has led lo confusion and to loss of property. Ksiates have been contested, titles have been clouded and long litigation has been precipitated by failure to register every death. Argu? ments equally strong apply to the prompt report ot ull births." From Roda. (!. W. Cash, of Johnson City, who has been visiting h i s daughter, Mrs. J. II. Skaggs, at this place, returned home last Sunday. Miss Qeorgie Cox, of Big Stone, was up last Thursday visiting her sister Hellen. The Sunday school entertain? ment last Thursday night was a great success. There was a large crowd, and every body seemed to be well pleased. Master Sterling Winstead has been right sick for the last few days. We hope that he will soon recover, and Wo shall see him out again. Mrs. 1. T. 11 illy, has been on the sick list but is improving at t bis writing. Mr. nod Mrs. Telburn Fray ley are happy over the arrival of a son, last week. Heath, the little son of Will Hoggs, is quite sick a*, this writing. Mrs. M. V. Jessie, who has I.it right ill, for a while, is able t<> he out again. QroVer Lester, who has been right sick for some time is no better at this writing. Mrs. John Davidson, who has been suffering with cold, is im? proving. Mrs. Mac Field is improving and in is hoped by her many friends that she will soon be up again. East Stone Gap Prof, and Mrs. I I,. Warner, of Coeblim, spent Saturday and Sunday in town visiting Mr. ami Mrs. .1. M. Horton. Will Qilly ami wife, of Pon? nington (lap, visited Mr. (lilly's father during Xmas. Mise Courtney Williams and sister are visiting friends here this week. Mr Rd Tat?, of Osaka, spent Christmas with homofolks. Miss Mabel (lanes, of Norton, spent a few days with Misn Christie Jones, last week. Miss F.ttra Wright, teacher of Buffalo school, lias been con lined to her room several days with mumps. Tilson Hood, who has been Buffering from stomach trouble, was removed from bis homo to Louisville, Ky., for medieul treatment. Miss Lula (Quails and John Holler were quietly married a few days before Christmas. Misses Lura Richmond, Huttie and Hess Tale visited friends in Stonega and (>saka last week. Miss Myrtle Riggfl returned to hor school at Honaker Mon? day. Mr. find Mrs. J. M. Dorton, and ueice Miss Wright viaited friends in Arno during Christ? mas. How It's Made. The I. & 11. Satnl Mixed Keal Paint la a puro paint. One thousand pounda of pun- V> hlto Lead. Zinc and Linseed Oil are put togotlicr in an immense mixer, then Urge mills grind It, and machines fill it iuto cans ready for market. Hut tha user adds three quarts more i.lnseed Oil to each gallon to niako li-l gallon* of Keal I'uru IHdnt for fl.-IO per gallon, ft is the very highest quality paint. Sold by Kelly Drng Company, Itljr Stone (lap.?ailv.