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WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 191? roMwhwl Kerry Wninssday by tho. WISE PRINTING COMPANY, lr)vr>r|?or*t*<l. GILBERT N. KNICKT, - Edltor. On* Yaar. Six Month*. Three Months, KuUml according to postal regulation* st tho post-offioe st Hi.; Slouo Uap aaso'e und.class matter. SUBSCRIBERS uro earhnstiy re? quested to obsorvn th<> date printed on their address slips, which will keep them at all times posted as to tho date of tho oxpirntion of their sub scrlption. Prompt and timely attention to this request will save all parties a great doal of annovancc. LETTER TO THE EDITOR Verh Oral!, .Mexico, I Mnv f.. 1S14.1 Dear Sin Once more h a v i> changed ships and now am hack on the old South Ctirolinn. Suppose every one in town i?| wondering riboul ihn trouble In Mexico. Well we are !ier<\ we| look the town as ordered, still occupy it and are anxiously! waiting orders from Washing, ion as to our next move. I >l course no one at present knows j what it will be, but I believe the outiro sentiment of the army und navy personnel would be to move on to Moxico City but our j superiors know better than we so Wo can only await their next i order. The fighting here was brief but wns sharp while it lasted. At present the city is under i martial law and everything is very quiet; Admiral Fletcher handled the situation before, during, und after tho fight in a very excel, lent manner, and too much praise cannot be given lo him : utid Admiral Badger. Quiet a few were killed and wounded but we ure thankful: thnt the Mexicans wore poor shots or the casualities might have been heavier. Naturally, being in tbe ser? vice, wo feel the insult to our Hag more than the ones at home and all the service wish to aver age the insult but nil we can do is to wait for orders from the ones in authority whom no doubt know how to handle the situation bettor than we. F. M. Collier. From Osaka. Mrs. J. W. Kilgore went to i Cooburn Friday visiting rela-] tivpK and friends, returning Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. M. M. linker were visiting in tho Gap Satur? day and Sunday. Miss Kittie Horton visited homefolks in the Gap Sunday. W. 0. Averitt aud Miss Bell Lyons visited Appalachia Sun? day night. Uallard Hash made bis usual visit to Osaka Sunday night. Miss Pearl Davidson gave a candy party last Wednesday night which was enjoyed by n number of young folks. Gradio Lee Johnson, of Ston? ega, was over last Friday night and played for the vaudeville, From Roda. it od a enjoyed n box supper given by the 1. O. O. F.'a last Saturday night for the benefit of the Rods Hand. They clear, ?sd $80. Lawrence King, sou of K. H. King, has been very sick for the past few days. Mrs. Harry Fischer wont to the Gap to do some shopping one day Isst week. Mr. aad Mrs. Thomas Reed, of Osaka were up last Saturday night to attend tbe box supper. 9I.OO .so .as K?mest Davideon, one nf nur efheent clerks, lias been on ibe sick list for a few days, but is better at this writing. Mrs. I. T. Oilly was down to the Gap one day last week visiting her mother-in-law. Airs. Gilly. Miss Caroline Reed, of Osaka, was up last week visiting Miss Laimnau Mnggurd. Mrs Nannie Wicks und her daughter, Mamie, have been down to Appalachia on a visit to her son, Willie. Mrs. Veater Witt, who has been on the sick list, is better at this writing. Mis. Litton, of Mondntn. is visitiug her son, Floyd Litton, of this placo. Another Old Timer Leaves Panama Robert B. Tinsley. superin? tendent and assistant engineer of the ruiiama Canal, bus tendered his resignation. to take effect at the close nf business May 3, to accept a position with the Caribbean Potroleuin Com? pany nn general manager ol all their oil, asphalt and railroad interests in K?stern Venezuela. Mi. Tinsley came to the lath mus in July, 1909, soon after? wards being placed in chat go of tho engineering work at Pedro Miguel. In March, 1012, he was sent to the Mi rail ores locks to bandle the engineering at that place, later being Hindu superintendent of construction of the locks and control hoi Res, both at Pedro Miguel and Mini, ft Ores, and the spillway dam at the lattpr point. On Jnnuury 1, 1914. he was given charge of the hydraulic plant ui Hold Hill. w hielt in? volves the work back ui Cucnr aoha slide. April I ho was sent to Cristo? bal to build the Atlantic coaling plant, in addition to his work tit Gold Hill. Mr. Tinsley leaves a long list of friends on the. Isthmus who admire his personal qualities, as well as his professional tal? ent and ability as an engineer. ?Panama Herald. Mr. Tinsley is a son-in-law of Mr and Mrs. J, M. Ooodloe, of Hig Stone (lap and is well known to many of our leaders. John C. C. Mayo Dead Col. John 0. Mayo, million, aire coal operator and politicnti, Of Paintsville, died in his apart? ments at the Waldorf Astoria, in New York City, on last Mon? day afternoon where be hud been ill since April 3ff, Mr. Mayo was a sufferer from Hrights disease. He spent a fortune in his light for health, but without avail, Col. Mayo started life as a poor school teacher in Pike county. Realizing that the citne would come when great wealth of F.astern Ken tuck)' would be developed, he took long time options on min? eral rights and land, securing them at smntl cost. At the time of his death be was the Democratic National Committeeraan from Kentucky. Mr. Mayo and the late David G. Colson, of this county, wore associated together in many business enterprises, and when Mr. Colson and Etholbort Scott had their memorable duel in the Capitol Hotel in Frankfort. Mr. Mayo was talking to Mr. Colson when the trouble started, but escaped without injury. His remains were brought to Kentucky and interred in the cemeterv at Paintsville.? Pino ville Sun. FORMER BIG STONE GAP MINISTER A display of appreciation on the part of his congregation that must have been a source of deep gratification to Rev. and Mrs. Robert Mclntruff was the surprise reception arranged in their honor lust Thursday even? ing. The affair was held in the church parlors and was attend? ed by a company of one hund? red. Tho pnator and his wife were taken by surprise, but were none tho iess appreciative of the demonstration of friend? ship and esteem. Refreshments were served and the affair be? came largely a social one. Dur? ing the evening a purse con? taining $.i."> was ort-sented Un? popular couple by the com? pany. Rev. Mclnturiff and bis family came to Odebolt three years ago last February. They came to tho local Presby'.erian church from Huntsville, Ala bantu, where he hod been pastor previously. Rev. Mclnturiff Is a Kentuckinn by birth, is a col? lege man and a Keen theologian. His ministry has been vory successful here, and he was er. deared himeolf to thecommuni ty as a man as well as a minis? ter, in Mrs. Mclntruff ho has a capable hulpmute. We hope they may continue to live long and happily among us.?Tho Chronicle, Odebolt, Ohio. Rev. Mclnlurff was formerly pastor of tho Presbyterian Church in Hig Stone Gap and Onto City and is known to many of our readers. Askew is Named as Pulaski Postmaster Washington, D. 0., May 14 ? President Wilson today sent the following nominations of Vir? ginia postmasters to tho senate: Frank 11. Kinehart, Coving ton; Clinton B. Camper, Fin castle; .lohn H. Massio, Kdin burg; J. 1). Aske?, Pulaski; the appointment of the first two, Kinehart and Camper, was re? commended by Congressman Flood. Massio's appointment was urged by Congressman Hay. The appointment of J. D. Askew as postmaster nt Pulaski was lirst recommended by Sen? ators .Martin and Swanson. Uoveruor Stuart also concurred in the appointment when he had a conference with post mnoter general in regard to Ninth district postmnsters last week. Congressman Glass made no objection to AskoW's ap? pointment. Tbe appointment of Askew at Pulaski has abso? lutely no significance as indi eating the policy to be followed by Postmaster General Hurle son in the appointmont of men to till the otlices in the Ninth district which have been vacant and in dispute for over a year and a half. The Pulaski ap pointment was considered us an individual ease and Askow was named because no Objection was to him from any quarter. Closing Exercises of the East Stone Gap High School. The Baccalaureate Sermon was delivered Sunday morning in tbe Methodist Church by Rev. Viser, of Norton. (?n Wednesday evening, May 20th, there will be a literary eon', st by six girls. Following is I he program: The Honor of the Woods, Delia Willis. The lilacksm'th's Story. Lu cretia Collier. Ole Mist in, Hattie Tute. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, Fulu Rurdett. Almoda, Lizzie Hydor. The Actor's Story, Bessie T?te. Address by Supt. J. N. Hill man. On Thursday evening, May 21st, the graduation exercises will be held in tho High School Auditorium, opened by nn ad dress by Hon. It. T?te Irvine. The following girls will gradu? ate: Misses Ruby Willis, MaXio Shepherd, Edna Stewart, Mollie Hurd and Mundo Gil ley. The music, pupils at Hast' Stone Gup of Mrs. Sally A. Bailey will furnish the music both Wednesday and Thursday evening. FcediiiH Beef Cattle Washington, May 15.?Presi? dent Harrison of the Southern Railway Company bus received from Messrs. R. S. Curtis and L. W. Shook, Animal Husband? men in charge of Reef Cattle and Siieep litvestigations at the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, a report of an experiment in feeding two lots of beef cattle on tbe farm of Mr. R. A. Derby in Richmond county. North Carolina, which will be of interest to those who contemplate feeding beef cat? tle in the smith and aredeterod hj tbe assumption that n large initial investment is necessary in the way of barns ami sheds. One lot of sixteen steers was j fed in an open shed and given a run of a spaco sixteen feet by thirty feet. Another lot of six? teen steers was fed in a five acre Held. The report shows that the cattle fed outside made 3l.fi pounds more gain per head than those fed inside and their final market condition was equally as good as those fed under cover. The feed for each lot of cat? tle consisted of 1,140 pounds cotton seed, 260 pounds of^cotton seed bulls, 1,230 pounds of corn, 12,015 pounds of coin stover, and 4'2,77i". pounds corn silage. Official List of Ball Players, Coal Fields League, 1914. BIO STONK GAP Roy Banks, C. P. Gllly, Sam IVstty, II. Potter. Red McCa.ll. Pun Gardner. ] Prod Baker. Blano McCOrkte, .1, B; Wampler. II. Womack, K. Parsons,.1 Herbert Toney, R. II. King. Bill Pottcr,| Dick i.'liniobers. DORCHESTER / It. Houblna, F. 1. Heinz. McNcw. H.I Williams, Norman Patton. H. G. Toinliu-; son, L. Kawbush. A. Thompson, O. j Home, P. Mclaughlin. .1. Isoin, I.J Rabies, T Hopkins. 0, Cheatham, P, Robblns. KF.OKEK trank Stout. Byrd Pulton, Geo. Winters, Dan Harding, Frank Robinson. ('. Mlihm. Jno. flow?, It, Oponflass. j Speck Cold Iron, Clsrenco Hnvis. Geo. I Coldiron, Bob Holston, Ii O. Baker.' l>au Richmond, Judge Ollly. STONF.OA Ed. Trite, Strslcy Tato, Earnest liajl, H R. Wesley, L. W. Wilson. O'Neal, Crit Wells. Benny William*, It, Pollv. A. Wagner, C. II. Richmond, Hollen beck. Vernny Tale, <). Swain. Sefl'ereno Forest Notes Angora goats have been lined with profit to keep tire linos clear of inflammable vegetation on national forests in Cali? fornia. Last year the l!r?> loss on tbo Canadian timber reserves was the smallest ever known, only one fiftieth of one per cent of the area being burned over. Zentnro Kawase, professor of forestry at the Imperial Uni? versity of Tokio, Japan, has been linking n tour of the national foresiuof this country to 1 'arn tlto government's meth? ods of selling timber nod of re? forestation. .More than 868,000 young trees are being sot out Ibis spring on nat onal forests in Utah and southern Idaho, and the season in reported as particularly favorable to their successful growth. Armstrong lake, within tbo Henrtooth national forest. Men tana, is said to rival the famed Lake Louise of the Canadian I Rockies, It lies titan elevation of 7,000 feet surrounded by towering mountains, A good rood which can be traveled in half a day by automobile con? nects ii with the railroad at Hillings. A rustic hotel has recently been completed, ami many trails make the surround? ing region accessible. There is u considerable amount of yew in California, und milkers of bows are seeking material there for aehtiv s,ts Western yellow pine cor.es, to the amount of 0,377 bushels, obtained in the Hiletrroot na? tional forest, Montana, yielded 9,402 pounds of seed. The average cost of the extracted seed was 11 cents per pound. Results from western white p;ne plaiititations three seasons or more old show an average of i>7 per cent success. On average white pine noil planting can bo conducted for from $6 to $t'i per acre. Kniest botanists recognize only one cypress in the United States. Its range extends from Delowaro southward around the coast into Texas and up the Mississippi valley to Illinois and Indiana. It is one of the few cone-bearing trees which drop their leaves in .winter. The heart wood of cypress is noted for its decay-resistant proper ties. The Chinese national conser? vation bureau is considering re? forestation at the headwaters of the Yellow River. The gov? ernment report shows that tluB will ameliorate the torrents nnd cause a more regular How from the now denuded uplnnds. It is acknowledged, however, that this reforestation may not have an appreciable effect within the lifetime of the present genera? tion. The Court of Appeals has sustained the verdict for $25,? 00b damage in the case of Sirs. Sarah K Jiolhrook vs the Nor? folk and Western for the death of her husband, Thomas llol brook, who was killed by the railroad company near Pando a short distance west of Welch, January 4, 1918. This is said to be the largest verdict ever given in a damage suit in a railroad case in Virginia. The plaintiff in the ease bus been residing in Wise county for some time nnd since the death of her husband has had a hard time to make a living. The case was tried before judge Mc? Dowell und from his court was appealed to the United Statos Court of Anpeals at Riclunond. ?Graham Ranner. FOR SALE Civil Engineer" outfit an fol? lows: Surley 6 inch transit, Surley 4-i>icii tran?it. Snilo.v vevp level two I vel rods, two K." Vfc E. |*?ot grade drawing hoards, K. iV E. Ohio printing outfit. Add res* P. O. Box 127, Big Ston? Gap, Va. Big Stone Gap. (Communicated ? "Safe screened by bills on either hand. From winter storms ami summer Itcnt, There Hen a silly little land. The country of conceit." Mi?*se.s Myrtle Wolfe and Koto Brown, who have been attend? ing school nt ruillins College, Bristol, for the past year, re? turned to tin? Gap Tuesday night. It is officially announced that tho Wiltlaii and Wary Summer Session will be held again this summer at Dublin, Virginia. A larger faculty will take part in the work, and a greater number of courses than heretofore will be ofl'ered. Many improve moots will he made on the buildings and grounds, and the prospects are bright for a inrgc increase in the attendance. The mountain climate has proved a great attraction in past sum? mers, and those who have been students in the school are pleased to learn that it is to bo made permanent. FANCIES. \s inn . A footstep remcinheicd, an act of grace, A smile like the giinl of u moonlight beam. A wlnd-hloirn tress, and a radienl fael .lust seen through the veil of n vanish, inn dream. II.Miltv M Svvtiii BASE BALL SCHEDULE Season 1914 MAY 5.1rd Dorchester vs. Hlg Stone dp. it llig Stone iiap Keokee vs. Stonega. at Keokee. MAY 00th Stonega vs. Keokee. at Stonega. Dorchester vs Hlg Stone (Jap, at Iliu Stone i Jap. JUNK 0th Keokee vs llig Stone Cap, at Keokee. Stonega va, Doroheater, at Dorohester. JUNK 10th Hi? Stone Osp vs. Stonega, at llig Stone Clap. Keokee vs Doroheater, at Keokee. JUNK lath Stonega vs. llig Stone Gap, at Stonega. Dorchester vs. Keokee. nt Dorchester. JUNK 171b llig Stem- l!ap ts Dorchester, at Dor Chester. Keokee \s, Stonega, at Keokee. JUNE 20th llig Stone Cap vs. Keokee, at', llig' Stone Cap. Dorchester vs. Stonega, at Dorchester. JUNK-.nth Stonega vs. Hlg Stone Cap, at Stonega. Keokee vs Dorchester, at Dorchester. JUNK 27th llig Stone Cup vs Keokee, it Big Stone Cap. Doroheater vs. stonega, at Btohoga Slate ol' Ohio, City of Toledo i Lucas County. \ "* I lank .1. Cheney Makes oath that he a senior partner or tM firm of.i. K. Che-1 Be) ,v Co., doing business in the City of Toledo, County and State aforesaid, and that said linn "wilt pav the sum of (INK lUNDltr.D DOLLARS ror each and every ease of Catarrh that cannot bo, cured by the u>. HALL'S OATAgRH CIKK. PRANK J, CUV.NKN. Sworn to before nin and subscribed in my presence, (hit nth day of December, A I >. ISSU. ? Seal, A W. CbF.ASO.V Notary Public llall'h Catarrh Cure is taken Internally and nets direr.Ut upon I ho blood and mu? cous surfaces or the system. Bend for testimonials, free ^ F J. CHKXKY ,v CO., Toledo. O. sold by all Druggists. 7.V. Take Hall's Family I'ille for Constlpa lion?adv. Old newspapers for sale at this office at 20 cents a bun 11 red. NOTICE All partloe ?ho have not |kii,| Ul>, 1818 State and County tuxer must (Jjjjj* At onco. Tho lime fa most up fur ?J* settlement with tho State Aud'.tof, i', of Supervisors and School > oa.nl. Iulu? have all laws collected in ? rdor in i,?.,J these settlements Too ate reqiinutn', settle ut once, if you Ml to <ln ,., ,, ^ my bonded duty lo luvjf at . y?. will iave cost lo ?eitle now. yours respectfully, ?'. G. Sk?l;.\ ?11-21 Deputy Treasurer. Wise Conori NOTICE. tu th? District Court of the t'nli?| States Korlho Western District of Vir. .?mi.'. In llankmptey. In the manor of Letaher A. Illll bankrupt. IN BANKRUPTCY. To the Creditors of l.etoher A. Hin of AppaJachla, in the County of H . ... . district aforesaid, a bankrupt: Notice is hereby gIVen thai on the loth day of .May. A D. lull, the s?i<t I.eteher A. Hill, was duly sdjoili. catcd bankrupt : and the first meetlugol the oredltora w ill be held ut Ilm Si.wt Gap. Va.j in the United Slates Coon Douse on tin '.'Ulli day of May, A. D. 1911, at two o clock in the afternoon, ?( which time Hie said creditor-, may attend, prove their claims, appoint .i trutiiV examine tho bankrupt, and transact sucli other business as may property eoroe before said meeting. Mayo < aboil, May 18lh. IU14 Referee in UaukrupU) NOTICE Big Stone Gap, \'u,, May ll, 19M. To nil porfiotiR whom it inny concorn: Notice in hereby given that 1 snail nit in my office on the 21st ?lay of May. 1914, for the pur pose of receiving all claim* ol every kind againnt the estate of J. L. Wells, deceased, and all persona having such claims are requested to present same to me. duly verified, on thai date, 0. P, Bl.anton, Administrator of Estate nfj. L Wells, Deceased; UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Head of Public School System of Virglnii utirAirru Kiers rkckksRnteu: College, liranuste, Law, Medicine, liorlaecriot. LOAN FUNDS AVAILABLE to dosctvlng students. SIO.OU covers ill costs to Virginia students in the Aca? demic Departments. Scud fur catalogue, HnwARn Winston, Registrar, 1-18-Sm University, Va, VIRQINIA MILITARY INSTIIuTE Lttlnglon, Va. Tin- Board of Visitors at their Anuusl Meeting on the 30th day Of nest Juni will appoint STATT. CADETS lo till racanote* In the 1st. 2d, tin. Sib, l".h. iilsf, ?.'lint, 20 th, 27th. 28th, llllh :l?t?i and 8Wh Senatorial Districts, mil si vea ;> AT LAHOK, These appointment) carry free board and tuition. Applies, tions should ho addressed to the under? signed on Or befolg June loth, on formi that will ho sent ii|m>u request tit-17 E, W. NTOHOLS - ipl FOR SALE. A Wall Soda Fountain with everything necessary to equip it for immediate uae. will Bell at n bargain. MUTUAL DRUG CO.. Big Stono (lap. \TB OWN YOUR HOME Home and Happiness go hand in hand If there Is suy one place where money ia well s|h-iu it is in j Uonu If you have some place in mind lh.it you have boon wauting for j home, adopt our plan and let oilier thing! wait Your homo should 1" first Leant at S perjeent payable monthly Wriio or callfor Infor mat ion. Amis, 11,600.000.00 Loans, o.cr (2,500,000.00 C. B. RAMSEY, Agent Office: l'ark Ave. NORTON. VIRGINIA I Car Load Stoneware I Arrived This Week | ; - 1 I have just received tin- largest shipment of Stone- | ware ever brought to Big Stone Gap. The assoitment is is complete, there being all sizes from one pint to ten || gallon jars. On account ol buying in car load lots I will be able to give you some good bargains. It will : pay you to look tins line over. _ _ '