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Bi0 Stone Gap Post.
V0L- XXM' _ B1G STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 1471914." " No. 42 Good Roads Convention. Held in Bristol Last Week Very Enthusiastic. In its report laut week of tho Southern Appalachian (Jood Vssociation hold in Bris 0| which was largely attend 4 from all sections of the loath, the Herald-t'ourier bus l?, following to ?ay that will * of interest to many readers if the Post. 15. ,1. Prescott responded to he a 'dress of welcome on he. mlf of the coal fields. He :iid that what Lee and Wise ?Iintios wanted was a good ,nl o Bristol, through Scott ?unty. Me said this would he iftremeudous benefit to Bris ol and all of Southwest Virgin a lie told of the Bplemlid oada that had heen built in ... and Wise counties. r. b'innoy responded to Im address ol welcome on be? ult' of the I' inch Valley. He inked a whole lot of fun at Iristol, which had been prev? iously styled ill the meeting as ho huh of road building in this ectioil. lie told of the system f rouds that had been built In Ire counties of the Clinch Val. t-y, referred to the greatness of he valley in natural resources aid Bcenic beauty ami then got i hearty laugh by asking Bris ol, which he facetiously re erred to as "the huh" to con lect up the gaps and come over irnl enjoy the good roads of ? I linch Valley section. R. L. Poiinington responded 0tho address of welcome on .?half of motor parties from 'irginia and in his talk de? rlei d his trip in an automo ile from Jonesville, Va., de? lating that in wealth of scenic eautj Southwest Virginia sur iss-?? I any part of the west. Ic said that the landscapes of tuthwest V irginia were the reatest in this country and bould tie advertised to the lOrld. He described the entire rip overland of one hundred nl twenty-three miles from Diiesvillo to Bristol. K.J. Prescott made a detail J report for Wise county, ihich he said had expended ' I in building new roads. i - ud that the road problem ii his county was one of the io?! diillcult any county could Itter because the county almost entirely mountainous. It-t.dd of what the roads had ir tli.>unty, of the in iii i he number of homes iucri aso in the at fldanoo in the schools, and iplc of Wise and Lee I ??? ullted .i new road di Bristol. He said that III was engaged very larg mining and that 0,000 employ ed in the coal |i > ? lie said that W Ith I \ aiues of ; 11 I ,1 flor expending $1,100,000 I the tax raw- is only 0 C. T. I luncan reported county, Virginia. He ?d that $440,000 in bonds for ii purposes had been issued ? L county and thai in one where no bonds had > ued, an election on the would be held this Ele detailed the vur ids that had I 10 l built ?unity and said that Lee was thoroughly alive t<> portance of modern high He said that tlie Jones ; iBtricI had built about miles of new road, the station district about flf *n miles, and the Vokuin dis? similar amount. Here Stsd at length to tho move? rs* lor the construction of i istol to-Lexington High -> and declared that it meant 8cli to Lee county, to Bristol, "to all of Southwest Virgin ? urging that tho movement ' I'll -lied forward. ?\n automobile scout party of 1 cars in Hue urrived in >Vise county during Tuus JJ afternoon. They brought ?Hi them u tine lot of views. '"? ig pe. taresque road ;i near such enterprising *n as Big Stone Hap, Appa *oia, N'orto.i, Cooburn, East tone I lap mid Arno. One pic tum shows a plant of the Ston. ega Coke ami Coal Company. There are also good pictures of auch building's as ilie court house at Wis", the high school building at Wis,-, the postoffice building at Big Stone (Jap, the high school building di Big Stone Gap, tin: high school building a! Coeburn, etc. The roail views and the pictures of public buildings in Wise coun? ty show that that beautiful COtinty in the mountains anil among the coal mines is pro? gressive in the highest souse of the term. U nisei I county, Virginia, is represented by a map, showing the roads of that county, what work has been accomplished, etc., and also a number of Views showing the elass of the con? struction. This county is one of the foremost in the South? western section of V irginia in point of road-building, being surpassed perhaps only by Wise county, mention of whose exhibit was made in these col? umns Wednesday morning, ami which COtinty has spent close to one million dollars in road construction. In the exhibit from l.ee conn ty is a handsomely hound hook of pictures, showing all the coal operations in the "Pocket Coal Melds" of l.ee county. Con spicioits in this list are the plants owned by the B?udurnnt C?al Company, Charles W. Bondurunt proprietor. These pictures show modern plants equipped with electricity, ami with railway an.I tipple accom? modations. A uuiqito feature is thw mountain home of Mr. Bbndurant, Constructed of logs, it is remindful of the primitive buildings of the Amer? ican forests, except thai inside it has linen equipped with every modern convenience, and pro? vided with every ornament i lion necessary to make it ele gant. The view of the ''Control Power LMant," is a most inter? esting one. This plant was sold a few months ago to a transmission company, compos? ed of wealthy Chicago men. It has a capacity of [10,000 horse? power, and is to he equipped with additional building space at once, so as to provide 00,000 horsepower. This plant i? sup? plying current to every mining plant in the Black Mountain field, and is also supplying plants in Kastern Kentucky. The company has installed a telephone iu the plant,- by means of which communication direct with Chicago is enjoyed. It is the purpose of t he company to eventually extend its trans? mission lines into Bristol and thence through Kast Tennessee and Western North Carolina into the Piedmont section of the (larolinasi It is the opinion of many well informed delegates attending the convention that the South? ern appalachian region can easily he made one of the most attractive to tourists in the world by using only the proper energy and determination to develop the road work. As suggested in more than one speech thus far made, the South will he all the better prepared for the great harvest of immi? gration that is hound to follow the European war if only Un? people arouse themselves upon tilt: subject of good roads and hurry the construction along in all the counties. Among the roads that the Association will endeavor lo have completed tiro the follow? ing: , , . . The grading and draining of the section of the Bristol-Coal I Fields Highway from Tumbez, in Russell-County, to Mendpta, iu Washington County, and thence to a connection with the Bristol-Lexington Highway near Karly drove, in Scott County, Va. The macadamizing of the roads from Wise and Norton to Coeburn and St. Paul. The grahing und draining, and macadaioixing so far as practical, of the Bristol l.exing ton Highway from Bristol to Cumberland trap, with perhaps two or more routes between Natural Tunnel and Jonesville ?one route to go via Big Stone O up. Tho improvement of as much ns possible of the Bristol-Lex? ington Highway between Mid dlesboro and ('rah Orchard. Tho improvement of the road from Penningtou Gap to Dry ?Ion. in Lee County, Vu., und from Itoltoti to Hansonvillc, in Russell County, Va. The completion of the BriStoh Bluetleld Highway, BEDSIDE DIRECTIONS. Literature on Scarlet Fever and Diphtheria, Seasonal Diseases, Ready for Distribution. Richmond, Va., Oct. :??For the benefit of physicians in Whose practice scarlet fever and diphtheria have appeared and for tin- use of parents whoso child reu may suffer from these diseases, ?the .state Hoard of Health today asked the press of the State to announce that bedside directions for the cure of diphtheria end scarlet fever case-, and hulletins on these maladies tire available for dis? tribution ami will he sent free upon request in .led quaoti lies. A- lisi? is the season for these i >\ o diseases of childhood, the Hoard 'vishes the literature placed in tin- hands of all who will have use for it. A Birthday Party. Miss Luln MahafTey enter? tained a large number of hoys and girls at her home Saturday night. from eight to ten thirty o'clock , in honor of her fifteenth birf Inlay. Numerous games were played in the yard, after which a pea? nut hunt was engaged in in tin house. Miss Lena Rosse found the most peanuts and was rewarded with two pretty hand? kerchiefs, while Miss Adelaide Pettit proved to he the best ob? server in the "Seeing Contest" and won the pri/.e, a box of candy. Mrs. Llndsey Horton assisted in Herving delicious fruit punch, cake and home made candy at the conclusion of the games. Those who were present were: Misses Adelaide l'ettit, Juliet Knight, Hannah Alsover, Helen McCormick, Klsio Taylor, Lillie Qurrisou, Sara Sampson, Hohl? en Reasor, Pansy Thompson, Lena Keece, Virginia Laker, Hertha MahafTey, Margaret Roach ami Cora MahafTey, .lohn Allen Kilhourne, Joseph Johnson, Lloyd MahafTey, Ralph Reese, Hugh Shuler, l ute Reasor, Marvin Harwell, Rob ort, Ray and Kugeno MahulTey. Miss Margaret Collier Dead. Miss Margaret Collier, who for several mouths, has hern Buffering with cancer ol the liver, passed away Friday at her home at Bast Stone (Lip. Miss Collier, who was over lifty years old, was a devout Christian and was loved by a large circle of friends in the Cap and the surrounding coun? try who will be deeply grieved when they hear of her death. She kept house for several years in the Cap for hor cousin, J. R. Collier, until she was ad? vised to go to Louisville, by our local doctors to undergo an op eration two years ago, for the same illness with which she died. The funeral services wore conducted by Rev. W. H. Wain pier Sunday morning at the home in Bast Stone Cup, after which the remains were carried to Turkey Cove anrt buried in the old Barron Ceme? tery. An Enjoyable Party. Tuesday night from eight to ton o'clock a number of young girls entertained a few of their friends at the hospitable home of Miss Margaret Barren. -Mrs. II. L. Lam-, Misses Fannie and Patsy Johnson helped to enter? tain the young folks in a num? ber of games which was enjoy? ed very much. Delicious ice creum and cake was served. Those who were present were: Misses Adelaide Pettit, Dor? othy Owens, Bruce Skeon, Nina Johnson, Margaret -. Barron, Mary Blair and Lucile Martin. William Beverly, Rufus Pettit, dale Barron, Reginald Smith, Junior McCorkle, William and Edward Goodloe. ! Mr. Irvine Speaks at Grundy. Ii The Hon. R. Tale Irvine, democratic candidate for Con? gress, spoke to a large and en? thusiastic audience at the courthouse on Thursday, Octo? ber 1st. The address of Mr. Ir vine was the strongest, clearest and most forcible ever heard by the voters of Buchanan, and republicans joined in with the democrats in pronouncing it a masterpiece. His presentation of the dem? ocratic measures passed since Wilson bus beuu guiding und directing the policies of our country, especially the trust and currency bills, was clear and convincing in discussing these measures he paid a high tribute to that lit tit, red-headed, brainey democrat of the Sixth District, Carter (llass, who, to a great extent, is due the cred? it for formulating and putting through the currency loll that ilehu, ut d Wall Street and re? stored to the people the control of the finances of the country. Mr. Irvine praised Wilson ami Bryan for the "watchful waiting" policy that has insur ed, so tar as the American peo? ple, are concerned, "peace on earth, good will toward men." lie contrasted the War policy of Wilson and Bryan with that of Mr. 81emp,.whp, when he wrote the republican party platform at Bristol, denounced the Wil? son-Bryan "watchful waiting" policy as being "weak, vacillat ing and un-American," and asked pointedly if the Ameri? can people were not satisfied with the "watchful waiting" that had insured peace. Truly it was a great speech, lie had a great subject ami handled it like a master. The people of the Ninth District, irrespective of party affiliations should he proud of such a can? didate and, if they want to hear a strong, clear, convincing and clean speech on a great sub? ject, should avail themselves of the first opportunity to hear him. Irvine is a statesman and not a demagogue: a believ? er in the rule of the people and not a rule of the bosses; a be liever in prosperity and prog ress and not a calamity howl? er, and a clean high-toned gen? tleman and not a peanut politi? cian. lane up, men, irrespective of party limitations, behind Ir? vine, the man that stood for Wilson at the Baltimore con? vention ami who is in sy in pat by with his policies, so the Old Ninth District can nid Wilson and Bryan restore our govern? ment to the people. Sandy Valley News, Oct. 2nd'. Robt. L. Pennington To Lo-| cafe in Bristol, lion. Hobt. I.. Pennington, n| prominent young lawyer of l'ennington Qap, Va., will lo? cate in Bristol. Mr. l'enning? ton motored to Bristol this week in his Cadillac automobile to at? tend the (iood Heads Meeting here. After driving over the city, Mr. and Mrs. l'ennington were so impressed with Bris tol'H attractiveness that they decided to make this city their home. Mr. Penning ton Friday purchased from Judge Joseph L. Kelly one of the most desir? able building lots in the city, located at Highland avenue and I'ark Street, lit? will at once commence the erection of u modern and costly bungalow. Mr. Penningtou is one of the leading attorneys of Southwest Virginia and will represent Lee County in the next legislature of Virginia, having been elect? ed lust fall. He will come to Bristol early in the spring to make his home here ami be? come a member of the local bar. Mr. l'ennington is a brother of Mrs. (Jeorge F.. Taylor of this city.? Bristol Herald-Cour? ier. Smallpox in Dickenson. Freeling, Va., October 0.? The smallpox situation is he coming more alarming. The I latest cases to develop are Mrs. Columbus l'hipps and her little [ four-year-old son, of near this place. Nuntorous others have been exposed to the disease. People of this immediate section are careless in regurd to infec? tion, and if something is not done by the authorities at once, I the disease will become pre? valent. Premiums Awarded at Wise Fair. Kvmv Work; Mrs. R. W; Miller, Norton, t?sd made i. ?no comivtiUon. Sin. -I. It. Thomas, best button hole mi -ilk. Mm. .lohn Miller, best silk crazy quilt Mm. 0. II. Bond, Coeburn, ln*#?t hand! made shirt no competition. Mr*. C. A Hrvadwater, Norton, best hand uuide dress ? no competition. Mm. K. U. McKlroy, liest display need? le work Mia* Kiriiua. Miles, besl exhibit drawn work. Sir, N. Wj Clilleuwator, tic-st display crochet Sim. K. W. Sillier, Norton. liest single piece embroidery. Cookinq Di.roi i mkm . Mr*, j. C, Stile?. I>e?t layer cake Mira; John Stiller. I.eit poUlid cake. Mm \V .1. Iloraely, III? Btoue Gap, liest cake made of white eloud shorleu lugi lal prize. Mm. .Motile Young tecoud best cake made ,.| white cloud shortening, 2nd prize. Mr* W J llorscly, Itiit, Stone Hap, lawl Augol food cake Slr> .1 I.. McCormick, Rig Stone flap, Ihm.1 fruit cake Mr* .lohn Sillier, licit salt rUiug bread. I i.vkkku GOOUS, Mrs w I? Sl.Neii. heal cucumber pickles Mrs W. I?. M. Neil, heal peach pre? serve* Mrs W Ji llorsely, Iii? Stone Gap, beat water melon preset vr* - no 0Oni)l0tt tion. Mrs W, .!. llorsely, Iii? Stone Gap, hest peach pickle*. .Mis W I llorsely. Illg Stone Cap. best jelly display. Sirs w j. llorsely, Illg Stone Gap, Is st canned gOOda display. Sim. W. J, Mcl.omore, best pound butter. Sirs. W. J. Iloraely, Illg BtonoGsp, Ibr most blue ribbon* In cooking) depart nicnt, range given liy Norton Hardware t'omparry. II Mil I .iMI.il. Moat perfoci tiahy under 1st month*, Sarah Kin tu* Lipps, daughter of Mr, ami .Mrs. O. 11. Hipp*. .Most perfect baby under tliree years old, Caul lientley, son of Mr. ami Sirs. W 0. lientley. Live Stock Premiums. Jersey and Holstein Hulls - K., I) Vic ars, 1st prize- no competition. Ileroford Hulls l*iil lleverlcy, 1st prize; W, N Hamilton, Sud prize. liest Suckling Calf?.1. K Lipp?, 1st prize. Thoioughbred llucks.lt I-' .Mclami ore, 1st prize; Havld Uolyllold,2nd prize. Thoroughbred Lamb? Ihtvid Holy Held lal prize?ho coiupoUtlon. TlioroiiL'lilireil Huroc Jorauv Itoar - J . Datigherty, lit prize do competition. I Thoroughbred Duruo Jeraoy Sow?(J, I I*. Add!iii;too, lat prite?no competition. I Light I ?r ill Stallion* -C Ii Uioomor, ?ooley, V?., im prize; j. L. Lit/, burn, 2nd prize. Team.pl Draft, lloraea?U, 1*. Adding ion, 1st prize; 8. ?'. 1'orter, 2nd price Team of l>r.ift Muhm -Thuncton Han nur, ist prixo-?no ootnpcttiiou Yearling Colta, Light DiaD Itreod .1. II Addlngton, Coouaeye*, lal prize;0 It. Bloomer, Dooley, 2nd prize Suckling t'oll. I.ighl Dr.ift I treed?J. II Addiiiuion, C'oonaoye, lal prize, Suukling (.'.ill. Saddle ltr.-isl--.lohn W. Wright, found, lal prize; ISu\l tlaab, -nd prize. Saddle Stalliuus, 1 ycnisi old?.1. T. Boiling, Pound, i?t prize Marlon Col j tins; ind prize Saddle Stallion ?John Wright, I'.id, 1st prize -no competition; Mule t olls sun Meade, Pound, 1st prize?no competition, Real Saddle Homo I. .1. Beverloy, 1st prize;.1 L. Lllx, Coeboni.Snd prize Mbtoreyole I lace- 8, u Tbonuu, Stou ega, lat prlzo; Sherman He vor ley, 2nd prize. ReatUirl Driver, under 14 y.-ars old, and t'ony Alpha Uddlngtou. ite.il I.irl Itider 1 Tony)--Alpha Ad dlngton, 1st prize; Sarah lieaty, -nd prize Good Suggestion To Big Stone Gap People. It in surprising the amount of old, foul matter tho simple mix? ture of buckthorn hark, glycer? ine, etc., known as Adler-i-ku, drains from the system. This remedy became famous by cur? ing appendicitis and ncttt on BOTH tho upper and lower bowel ho thoroughly that. ONE l)i)SK relievos aour stomach, gas on the stomach and consti? pation almost LM M E1 > I A. T EI, V. We aro mighty glad we are the Big Stone (hip ageaitsfot-Adler i ka. The Matual Drug- Com? pany. Civic League Meeting. Tho \Voman8* Civic League Ii ol it its monthly mooting at tho homo of Mrs. O. N. Knight, on Krida-?, October 2nd, ak3;30 o'clock, tho president, Mrs. It. T. Irvine, providing. The min? utes of the hist meeting were npproved. The fall work to be done in cemetery was discussed and plaiiH made for same. The cemetery committee is compos, ed of Mrs. .1. I, McCormick, chairman, and Mesdames Ralph Taggnrl, Marvin Kelly and M. It. McCorkle. The visiting committee lo school for Sep? tember, made a full and excell? ent report of conditions. The third and fourth grades have respectively anil 04 pupils. This congested condition is to bedeplorod. Our School Trus? tees will do all they can to al? leviate this. Our school has something over < >v.t > students and eleven teachers. Kast Stone (lap school baa over 8(H), and eight teachers. It was do oided to have basements at school whitewashed and old benches painted, thin to he done witli the consent of our trus? tees- The visiting committee for this month is Mrs. C. I.. Nash, chairman, and Mrs. II. A. W. Skeeu. They will look after the whitewashing, and will Bee that a supply of disin? fectants are placed in the build? ing. It was moved and carried that we assist lu the expense id' placing a sanit?r} drinking fountain in the yard. Rev orand J. L. Smith hopes to begin his manual training class soon. The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school Mr. Smith teaches the same course they give at V. P, I , Blacksburg, and if any of the class should later on decide to go to V. P, I. they will be given credit for the work ac? complished here. It was sug? gested that our corresponding secretary write to a nuisery for twelve trees, to replace those along the avenue that have died. Mrs. Irvine read a very interesting and practical piece from The Ladies' Home.lour nnt, "Where the Home and School Meet." No further bnsi ness coming up for discussion, we adjourned to meet with Mrs. Otis Mousor, the first Kri duy in November at U:30 o'clock. Those present were Mesdames Irvine, Nash, Wolfe, MoUSOr, McCormick, Ed. Uootll o o, Skeeu, Knight. Miss Lulu Moore, and Mrs. I'ettil. Our hostess served dainty re froshmohtB, Recording Secretary, Younj; Man Dies Suddenly. ti M. Brown and son, Her? bert, of ibis place, returned last woek from Knoxvillo, where they attended the burial of .Mr. Brown's nephew, T. Q, Brown, Jr., a cadet at Sewunoe Military Academy, near Chat? tanooga. N oting Mr. Brown died sud? denly Friday, October 2nd at Sowunee, while playing in a football game He was not hurt as reported, hut fell dead on the Held while running. He was given a military fun? eral by the commandant and cadets of Sewanee Military Academy at tvnoxville mi Sun? day afternoon following at three o'clock. It is estimated that possibly .'?on people gathered at Green? wood cemetery to pay final tribute to the youth, beloved and promising. KOK SALE:?Three houses And lots located in plat three, in Big Stone (lap. All three bOUBO? were built thin summer .Ii..I will he noli! reasonable and on easy terms. For further particulars address a. K. Mann, Box 171, Wise, Virginia. tf Bead the page advertisement of W. \V. Taylor .fe Sons in this issue of the Bust. They have many real bargains advertised and you should not fail to take advantage of this inuinnioth Bale. This popular tirm will soon be ready to mvvu into their handsomo new store building, now nearing comple? tion. Holston Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, is holding its annual meeting in Bristol this week.