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Bi0 Stone Gap Post.
Good Roads
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
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
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,
Literature on Scarlet Fever
and Diphtheria, Seasonal
Diseases, Ready for
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
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
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?
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?
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?
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?
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
Sir, N. Wj Clilleuwator, tic-st display
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
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
Mrs W. I?. M. Neil, heal peach pre?
Mrs W Ji llorsely, Iii? Stone Gap,
beat water melon preset vr* - no 0Oni)l0tt
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
Sirs. W. J. Iloraely, Illg BtonoGsp,
Ibr most blue ribbon* In cooking) depart
nicnt, range given liy Norton Hardware
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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?
Holston Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, is holding its annual
meeting in Bristol this week.

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