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VOL. XXII, :??JEjy^ WEDNESDAY, FEBRU?W7Tl9i47 No. 7 From Florida.', Donr Mr. Editor:' Perhaps your renders would bo interested in hearing some thing about the laud of sunshine und flowers. Bartow is r progressiv?? town of nliout 4,00(1, snid to ho the richest per capita in Florida, it must hi- so, for the evidences uro here including 160 automo? biles. Bartow i s well designated "the city of oaks,home o f good folks," for her wide streets are lined with massive oaks, ever green, and the people are truly hospitable. A system of hard roads spreads to every section of the county which makes motoring enjoyable. Every leading denomination has a church. A theatre, good pic? ture show, lyceum course.chau tauqua are provided for the en? tertainment of the people. Bnr tow is the county Heat of Polk County, the third in wealth in the state, surpassed only by Fiillsboro and Duvnl which con? tain Tampa and Jacksonville, respectively. That, you may not gel the idea that I'olk is merely a sea with a few islands when I tell you that there are i 'JO" lakes within its borders, ranging in width from one hun? dred feet to ?> miles or more, 1 wiil say that it contains more lan.l than ihestato of Delaware. I'olk contains t h e richest phosphate deposits in the world. .Millions of dollars are invested in mining plants. i'olk ranks third in the pro? duction of orange and grape fruit, and the same is probably true as to trucks. Among the many large truck farms near Bartow is one containing tsti noroe, 100 being under irriga? tion. The average gross re? ceipts from this farm are said to be between $75,000 and $100, 0U0 annually. Amour; other things the owner grows about eight million s w e e t potato plants annually, shipping same all over the United Stales. Hun? dreds of carloads of lettuce,eub bage, celery, cucumbers, pep? pers, tomatoes, squash, irisli and sweet potatoes, onion, cSrc, are shipped from Bartow, every season, and for a majority of it the grower receives cash at the depot. The average net return per acre ranges from $100 to $600, depending upon the crop. As it general rule the Florida furnier will not plant a crop which will net less than $100 per acre. Judging from what 1 have been told and seon, al? most any crop, except wheat and apples, grown in the temp ate zone will do well here. Su? gar ca.no produces from 460 to 500 gallons of Byiup per acre. Talk about strawberries! More than a million quarts are shipp? ed from this county between Thanksgiving ami Juno, the average net being 25 cents When the price gets to I" cents 1". o. b, depot, the growers stop picking, plow under the vines ami plant something else. Strawberry plants set in Sep tember uro bearing in Decom her. You must know that it re? quires a mighty line climate to grow during the winter the many crops 1 have mentioned. Truly the climate is wonderful! imagine roses, geraniums, the hybiscils, oleander and other llowers growing outdoors the year round! It is certainly the life worth living to bask in the golden sunshine of this section, ami it's mostly sunshine, for ill rains not more frequently than two or three limes it month' during the winter season. At noon today it was SO degrees somewhat above normal for January. If Nature had with? held from Florida everything else, h e r wonderful climate would still make her one of ihe greatest sections. And if one happens to say that with such tine winters the summers must be very warm, he is quick? ly remiin'et! that the U. S. Weather Bureau figures show that it is cooler here in summer thap oven in the far north, thut sunstrokes and heat prostra tiojig are1 unknown ami that one sleeps under cover the year round. There is plenty of aport in the way of shooting and Ash? ing. I've not told all about Bar tow, but will write more about! the City if I can find time. Respectfully, .lames K. Meats. Board To Sup-j ply Doctors. Health Authorities To Opea Register to Assist Public In Procuring Physicians. Riehmond, Va., Feh. 7.?Im pressed by the numerous re? quests it has received in recent months to supply physicians and to procure substitutes and assistants to aid private practi? tioners, the State Hoard o f Health announced today the Opening of a register in its nflieo for the listiOk of physicians who wish to move and for the convenience of localities which stand in need of more doctors. Free access will he given this register by all inquirers and etForts will ho made to prepare a OOmplete list of those sections of Virginia where the needs of the public demand more physi? cians. "The Hoard has been surpris? ed to Hrtd." says the weekly bulletin issued today, ?'that there is iti Virginia no channel of communication hot ween phy stciana and the public except through t he medical maga/.inits. Wo recently received a request from a prominent physician of the State to furnish him a st Btitute during two mouths till he WO?Id he absent from lion and we found it practically ii possible to gAt a man on sh notice. "We have observed, that t physicians of the State are r distributed geographically eitl er for the liest service to t public or for their own atlv tage. 1 n some communit there are more physicians th tire needed, while in other d tricts there are not enough do| tors to attend the sick. T Hoard believes thai for th venienee of the public, it shou! keep a record of those localitij which need more doctors should communicate a list suitable openings to accredit inquirers. Other physicia wish, for personal reasons, change their residence a n should, wo think, be given su information as we can gath "Accordingly we ask phy cians who wish to change th residence, physicians who need assistance or substitutes, und physicians who wish to enter practice in Virginia to send their names and a brief state? ment, of their wishes to the office of the Hoard. In partic? ular, we ask friends in commit nities where physicians are needed for the proper care of the sick to communicate with the Hoard and to explain their wants. If this be done, we hope within a few months to have a register which will be of service to the public, to the medical profession and of bone lit to the better health of the people." STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING | The annual meeting of the Stockholders of the Virginia I Coal and Iron Company, will j be held at t h .? Kleisehman House, Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday, February 18th, 1914, at twelve o'clock noon, for the purpose of hearing an? nual reports, electing a Hoard of Directors, and transacting such other business as may properly come before the meet? ing." II. B. Price, .'?-7 Secretary. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING The annual meeting of tho Stockholders of Interstate Hail road Company will be held at the Fleisctiman Mouse, Alexan? dra, Virginia, Wednesday, Feb? ruary lsth, 1914; at 12:30 o'clock p. m., for tho purpose of hear? ing annual reports, electing a Hoard of Directors and trans? acting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. H.H. Price, ii 7 Secretory. Dr.King'sNewLifePiils The best in tho world. Legislative Reviews. Richmond, Va., Feb. 0 ?The two big Illings of lust week in legislativ? circles were the pas sago of the bank lax bill for a twenty-cent rate, as tho House made it, and the setting of the enabling act as a special order in the Senate for Wednesday of this week. The former marked the closing of one stirr? ing incident and the latter fix ed the beginning of a series of dramatic events. It is recognized that the voto of "Jl to !!?. by which the con? sideration of the hill was post? poned from Friday to Wed ties day, did not indicate the line? up on the final ballot in the Senate. In fact, no one would , be surprised to see the wet and dry strength of that vote re- i versed. .Most people now be? lieve the bill will pass and that j the chief contest will he over | the date of the election-wether i in June or September?the form i of tlie ballot?whether tho al- i tentative shall lie "For Local , Option ' jor "Against Prohibi- | lion"?ami as to whether pro- | hibition, if agreed upon, Hhall : go into effect in MI? or 1017. < These tilings may be settled , quickly or wrangled over for j days. This same Senate debat- , ed the matter thoroughly last ? session and no new arguments ) ing associations from tho pay? ment of the franchise lax?have ' passed the .Senate. Tho Senate lias also provided for the re tirement of judges of tho Court of Appeals upon reaching the age of seventy years after serv- ! ing a dozen years on that court. The House of Delegates has also passed some measures of interest. The Brewer bill to pay (lie four lawyers who re? presented the State in the Allen cases an aggregate of $17 500, went through the House by a vote of (54 to :is. There has also been some tinkering with the automobile law, some little raking over the convict road force law, etc. Delegute White h.is secured the passnge through the House of a bill to prohibit boards of public institutions to appro priate money to send people to Richmond to lobby for those institutions, but here's a guess ?the Senate will subject it to an auesthelic. This same del? egate will soon push his bill to prevent t h e appointment o f members of the Legislature, on such boards to break up what he calls this species of "inter? locking directorates". How? ever, the Senate and not the House will be the focus of all eyes during the best part o f this Week. A very pretty ceremony was' unacted Saturday in tho House of Delegates when silver tokens were presented by the House anil Senate to Governor Mann and Lieut-?overnor Kllyson. Both of these gentlemen re? sponded with grace and feeling. As Governor Mann's term ex? pired by constitutional limita? tion at. midnight Saturday, Governor elect Stuart wan obli? ged to take tho oath of office in advance, and so Virginia tem? porarily had two Governors one in harness and the other,so to speak, running loose. THEATRICAL. For nearly three thousand yoara the drama has been to the world one of its chief sources of entertainmont, culture and education, and the Motion Pic? ture is but un extension of the drama; provided wish u e w wings with which it will rise to heights never attained by its older sister. However, it is only it child, scarcely eighteen years old, and wo must not ex? pect too much of it at this time, but ere king it will grow to he a man. The management of thoi Amuzu is doing its utmost to keep the programs of the moBt moral und refined character. Last week's program was fully up to the high standard of ex? cellency, especially so in The Bridge of Shadows and Hreed ?f the North, two super-ordi? nary productions Opportunity inly knocks once, and she cer? tainly knocks for tonight's fen lure, THK VAMl'IKK. Herl French and Alice Kis, whoso iniazing "Vampire Danci." has net with such tremendous pop ilarity both in this country and tbroad, are featured in this direo reel production. The itory is based upon the Vam? pire Dane?', but taken by itself s sufficiently powerful to make i picture of unusual interest, with a moral which no one diould forget. Taken in con unction with the dance it is ine of the most powerful fea ures ever produced by Kulem. .1 is a feature so surcharged .villi realism that the beholder ?hafos under it sense of help essness at being unable to ren lor aid to the doomed victim, md needs hut to he seen to be tppreciated. The prices will 10t chungo for this special fea .uro with one reel added for tood measure. For Thursday, Friday ami Saturday nights 1'HF. HAPPY YOUNQEHTS will pull some refined but stun? ning vaudeville nets between [lictures. This is the tirst of [ho seasons speaking stage at? tractions which Mr. Taylor is booking, and promises a side Splitting entertainment with an entire change of program for juch of the three nights. The (irices for these three nights will be Id and 20 cents, and to those who enjoy a good hearty laugh hero's the chance for three. DON'T LET CONSTIPATION RUIN YOUR HEALTH t Deadens the Brain and Weakens the Body. Nature Needs Real and Harmless Aid to Overcome II. Nature does her best to tight constipation and its evil effects, she lights to the last atom of lier stregih, hut usually she has to have assistance. To avoid the sluggish brain And weakened body, tho sick liondnehe, coated tongue and biliousness, it is unwise to use unpleasant calomel, a medicine so strong that, it leaves most people"nll knocked out.'" Don't lake chances with your health. A great number of people have learned that Dodsou's Liver Tone (,*>0c.) makes one brighter, healthier and happier in a perfectly easy and natural way, with no pain nor gripe mid no bad effects. The Mutual Drug Company guarantee it without condition und will refund purchase price if you are not entirely satisfied; Dodsou's Liver Tone is an ab? solutely safe, pleasant tasting vegetable liquid and a wonder? ful liver stimulant which takes the place of calomel, but be sure you get Dodsou's.?adv. state of Ohio, City of Toledo. I Lucsh County. f " Krank .1. Cheney Makes oath that he is senior partuer of tho lirm of .1. K. Che? ney & Co., doing business in the t'ity of Toledo, County ami Statu aforesaid, and that said ttrnt-wlll pay the sum of ONK UUNDRED DOLLARS for each and jvurv caiJb of Catarrh that cannot be Bitre'd by tho us? of HALL'S CATAKKH CURE. FRANK .1. CHUNKS?. Svroru to before me and subscribed in my presence, thia 5th day of liecctnber, A. 1). 18??. (3eal) A. Tf. (JLKASON. Notary t'ublio. II..!!. Catarrh Cure is taken Intvrually snd acts directly upon tho blood and mu? cous surfaces of tbc system. Send for testimonials, free. F. J. CHKNEY & CO., Toledo. O. Sold by all Orugirist". TV Take Halls Kamlly Pille for conatipa tion?adv. Governor Stuart's Inaugural Address. Kiclimond, Vu., Feb. -J.?The inaugural address of Oovernor Stuart dwelt strongly upon tax? ation and other matters relat? ing to tho fiscal policy of the state, but did not omit to men? tion progressive legislation which he deemed desirable to bring Virginia into line with her advancing sister states. He recommended a constltu- J tionnl amendment restoring the legislative sossion of ninety days, and legislation requiring the purity of all elections, in? cluding primaries, providing for party registration and ex? penses paid out of public funds; progressive legislation in the matter of child labor and fe? male labor.and for a workman's compensation act. Ho favored increased recognitions of Con? federate soldiers and their wid? ows, and larger appropriations for common schools as well as higher education, with especial concern for the education of women, the extension of the lime grinding act and the ulti? mate employment of allconvicts upon this work, roads and other like kinds of labor. He empha? sised the importance of scienti? fic road building as conducive lo the prosperity of city and sountry alike. He expressed opposition to the excessive com? pensation of officials through fees, and desired to substitute adequate payment for services rendered with the excess turned into tliu public treasury. He urged a uniform system o f bookkeeping in all departments, institutions and boards, and by local officials. He demanded obedience to tho law on the pan of public service corpora? tions, while promising to pro? tect them from undue burdens and exactions. The inequalities in our sys? tem of taxation were exposed and deplored. He opposed fa? voritism towards intangible property, and declared that when such properly was hon estly given in and properly as? sessed there would he less un? der assessment of visible prop eriy, and the possibility of an automatic lowering of the tux rate. He suggested local coun? ty and city boards of equaliza? tion under (he supervision of a state board composed of one member from each of the live grand divisions of the state with power to reach alt taxa? ble property. If such a com? prehensive plan of equalliz.a- j tinn cannot. be agreed upon, then he would favor as an alternative u system of se? gregation providing compensa? tion tor counties and cities which would be compelled to surrender an undue share of taxable values. It was an able address, forcibly delivered. Sentiment Split On Candi? dates. Freeling, Va.. Fob. -I.?Since a call for a convention in March has been made by the Demo? crats of the Ninth, there is some tulk us to the possible candidates of t h e extreme Southwest. Sentiment is divid? ed between H. T?te Irvine, of Hig Stone (Jap, and John W. Chalkley, of the same town. It is said that either of these men would hold the party vote sol? idly. Both have been elected to the House of Delegates from the legislative district of Wise and Dickenson counties by fair majorities, and that, too, when the district was regarded as Republican. Less Bowel Trouble In Big Stone Gap. ISIg Stono (lap people have found out that A SIN'Ol.fc DOSE of simple buok thorn bark; glycerine, etc.,as compouud ed in Adlori-k*. tho German bowel and stomach remedy, relieves constipation, sour atomath orgas on the stomaoh IN? STANTIA'. Thia almple mixture be? came famous by curing appendicitis and it draws otr a anrprlaing amount of old foul matter from the body. It is won derfnthotv QGIOKX? it helps. Tho Mutual Prag Company.? adv. Radford Nor? mal Notes. A carnival by the Freshman class will be given in tho nor? mal school gymnasium Thurs? day night. Many amusing features auch as side-shown and minHtrr-I performances will be given. A student Annual will be published by the student body this session. Tho organization fur this purpose is completed. Tlie book, wbich will bo called Radnor promises to be very at? tractive. Miss Mary- I'orter, inter-na? tional Y. VV. C. A. Secretary recently spent three days at the normal school in connection with the Young Women's Christian Association. This Association is in a nourishing condition. The Ingles Literary Socioty celebrated the birthday of Gen? eral Lee. Prof. .1. fc. Avent gave a very interesting address on the life and character of Leo The meeting was well attended. Rev. K. F. Kahle, financial secretary of Children's Homo Society o f Virginia recently gave uii uddreaH before the ntu dents and faculty in the inter? est of his work. Some of the olasses of the normal volun? teered each to provide means for the support of an orphan each year under tho auspices of this Society. Mr. S. A. Aokley, State Se? cretary of the Y. M. 0, A spent Monday at tho normal school in conference with Dr. ,J. P. McConnell and Mr. W. C. Me Carty, in regard to the rural Y. M. O. A. work in Southwest Virginia. A conference of those interested in the Hural V. M C. A, work in Southwest Virginia will he held February 11-12. Some members of the National Executive Committee Will he present. MAKES OLD PEOPLE STRONGER AND WELL. We want to get the news to all old people about Rexnll i Hive < >il Emulsion, a remarka? ble new food-medicine which we firmly believe is tho best remedy ever made to overcome t b e weakening, debilitating effects of increasing old ago. It helps to rebuild Wasted tissues, strenthen the nerven, and give new energy and a lively feeling to the body. It contains no alcohol or dangerous drug. It may not make you feel tietter for a few days, but if you do not feel much belter and stron? ger before you have taken u quarter us much us you have of other medicines that have not helped you, we Will gladly give back your money. Hexall Olive oil Emulsion contains pure Olive Oil and the Hypophosphites which though they have long been endorsed by Buccefsfttl physicians, are hero for the first time combined The result is n real body, nerve ami blood-building food-inetli cino thai we believe is superior to anything else in overcoming debility, weakness and liability to disease, and to tone and strengthen the nerve* and en? rich the blood. You who are weak and run down?you who are often troubled by various cold weather ailments, use Rex all Olivo Oil Emulsion to get and keep well und strong. It is a sensible, pleasant-tasting aid t o renewed strength, better spirits, glowing health. If it doesn't help you, come and toll us and and we wili f*ive back your money without u word. That is how much faith we have in it. Sold only at tho 7,000 Koxall Store, and in this town only by us. $I.0O ?Kelly Drug Store, Dig Stone Gap, Va. ?adv. ltegining on Feb. 16th, the service on Rural Free Delivery Route number 2 from this placo will bo reversed, service start? ing from the Post Office down towards Turkey Co*e, and com? ing on around by K ist Stone Gap on return. This wao I thought to bo advisable on Ac I count of the heavier part of the I mail being for the north side of 1 the Route.