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VOL. XXII, tone Gap s BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 21. 1914. No. 43 From California I... Angelet?, i > -i 6.?Ihi\ lug t, i-.-ii ? il ii number of inquiries cancel tidig 'hi* w.m..|,.i fi.l rounln , i ?nul l I.- nh,d i.. I,? vi j mi yi < ? ?..lit tenders Iii?, following 10.table information p|,oil llalifoi in .: I h.iv n II'. oil in l Ii is wonder, fill mid of sunshine, fruits, flowers and ? to; n.il spi big lor iiioro lliiiu I wn y ,<ai s ami I now know Hull I !??? womlt-i i uily in. 1.1. iting liioriitiiru nhoni (' ill f, rnin und which is being sent I i i . .ury low days dors m>i tell hall thu slory* about its wonderful climate, 'industries and scenery. I have traveled over a great pari of Soiilliorn California, ami I now realize that it is impossible to describe all i lie womlers ami thu climate with print ami pictures. Ihn I would like to sound a in.i.. of warning to those who in.iv think they can COUie to . ;.-.it country, got an easy ?.oik a lew hours each dav .mil make, enough to live on am! travel about a great di til Many people come to this state . mi; health and are willing to vsork for just uiiougli to pay living expenses, and it is far bettoi to do tins than to slaj hi the Karft and make lots ol mon? ey if one is not in the best ol health. Hut there is always a good position here for tin. man or woman who is ambitious, who knows his profession well, and win, tries to do his work just a little better than the otiioi fol When I calm- here in 1012, business conditions wore excel? lent and I was olVerod positions paying even more than some lif the best positions I held in the Kast. i accepted a position with one of the largest com? panies here ami am still eon. nccted with them When I came here 1 '.vus nol feeling so very well, due to overwork in the Kast; I weigh i<l only 130 lbs. In a few moUths 1 ivas a robust man in the bloom iij health and gay as a Hi year old I.ov. 1 now weigh is"> Ifta, lind never felt bettor in mj Mr. Business Man. if you are alioiil io retire from business mid waul lo local.- in a coitn. try with an ideal climate, in Vcsligalo i 'alif.n uia Perhaps some of you who are iv(irking for salaries or wages in i> be is think big ah .ut com? ing tu tlalifoinia so _\ on ion in enjoy its W Olltloi fill cli mile. I'erliaps you Wahl to niigugo in business in ;> -.mill way. Investigate carefully In - fore investing. Ile.ro, as < verj Where, tiro till kimli of people, many of whom ate honest ami reliable in every way, while inkers are ? ?voll, biliorw i-. Nn where in all the worid is industry so well rewarded as in Uli? wonderful country. Many of the most prosperous business men of Los Angeles and not a few of our millionaires bogau 111. here a few years ago with btii utile or nothing. Not in frequently millionaires are mail,; over night almost. Prop? erty values have increased with lotipa and bounds, and persons who a few years ago bought earners for a lew hundred or fi thousand dollars lidv ti sold lor a quarter to half million dollars. Hut. not all do this Well, of course. Koro Olie>may lind almost all kinds of given vegetables on lite market in mid winter PeO !?!? work out of doors on farms, gardens and ranches every tla.i 1.1 the yoar. B have no snow, (except on 'I. un-at mountain tops), no ice, no thunder storms, no lightning and no rain except ?luring tile rainy season when have some pretty heavy rains. The rainy season lasts from about December to March, Im: it rains for a little while, ?ay 'i or 1} days during each of I'i so called rainy mouths ami ''.??warm sunshine is turning " I the land into a wonderful Karden during the remainder o. ' une ill I bis season. In mid-winter, one may take a morning dip in thu placid liters of the blue Pacilic, take 'he trolley to the snow-capped tuotintains and have a'gajnn of luovbail before lunch, return homo und oat supper uudur u bower of roses, and flowers Mir. roUudcd l?v palnis ami grass waving in ibu cool sea breezes During all tlit< summer, I huv? seen the tlieriminn-tor as higb as s."i but a few line's ami as ill.Nil si a breezes blow i. initially, one never notices il i the tberuioineter creeps up :.i litl <>r more. \|| summer, the temperature during tin- day has been 7i> to 7(1 on tbo average and at nigbl I ruin ."??> to about '?'J. -o one may enjoy a most delightful and refreshing sleep: livery night. Hi lore closing, let me say this county has the largest : orai ljo grove, t he largest lemon gro., , the hirgi si olive grove, the largest vineyard, and the I greatest electric railway sys? tem in ;,1| the world. The city of Los Angeles has a population of al>'.in coil,.and ai the prosool rate of incroase will have a million long before I?2? when the next census \s ill he taken. It is now the largest j city on the I'aeilic coast ami the largest west of St. Louis. If any readers of Tin-: Post desire further information about this coimtry, I shall bo glad to answer their letters or refer their inquiries to reliable bu? reaus for absolutely correct in? formation on any subject, in? cluding the two grettl e.vposi. iions to he held m t'alifornin ner.l v, ,n -the World's great esl exposition .it San b'runcisco ami another great exposition to be held in >.,n Diego from January to December; inclu? siv, all year. In replying to such inquiries, wo will send no "boost" letters, and nothing will be mis.represented m any way. The truth about Califor? nia is good enough. Yours very truly. CAltlt II. Bi'TCIIKU. Associated Charities. Treasurer's Statement for the i Year F.miiii>< Oct. 8, 1914. itfccKI r i's : I Monthly Subscriptions \!|s 50 Mr Ihsl ? 1 "" Mi.-. C K. M. i.OO Mis. S A. lialtoy LOO Mr. Iloso l "" Mr ami Mi- I'hui ' '?' Mr.anil Mi- Irvine " "" Mr*, sk.en I im M Mr. W in I nil uie.v 1 ??> Mrs. McCnrmlcli l ill l.nvcll I!ni,.n ( hui. Ii l'olleelion I j.113 Trinity M. I'., Church S.h ll.'ls Disitl |:M..M1.VIS. Sickels llo..-. 1" 1" KlokOI* (irocer) Cm '?' ?'" II inil.I, ii llo- KM i : i iirirgcNi "' " .1. It. Collier '?' O. W. KillHMiriic . I'-' SO It. \\ . Planar) ' Kell.v Kurnlshtug Co. - II ? Kelly Drag Ca ?' W VY, Taylor,sV Sous 1.00 lioinlloe HrOS. '-' -s lioorgo Kaue H c Morlson ?.*! c.go Cartel R-37 It. I. Pippin 11-" Holten Kane l-'o ilohn llutjur_ H.Ou T. K. Staloy 1,7? Ai l> Draper for IS It 11 118 Win. Dulaney .i?? i lt. 11 I ' l,(W Sain II. (for I! It i ; Ml Balance . IT. W poshlea the above who luve coiitribnt ,,l ..ue dollar l" the t\ asocial I.liie fol? lowing, who have sulMtorihcil monthly, are. with their wive.-, ontiUeil toioembor alilpt ii. (}. Mo Kor ran, It. It. Caspor, It. 1'. Ilnrron, B, .1. PreacipU, A. I- Wilt, Otis M,.ii.i i. W. 0. Matthowa, A; K, Moiiaoii, 0 S. < ar|6r, Oooilloo llros . II.'I'. Irvine, c. I. .Na-.li, f uller Hroa.j -I. W.I halk ley, W. II Polly-,'0. N- Knight', < I . Itlantnn, O. 0. CocJiraii, llaiiiblon Uro?., ami M Ii Graben ,i. M IIoihir, if tint pen is mightier than the sword it must be taking a snot 'to. Says President is Anxious to See'Irvine Win, "The news that comes to the the President in,Washington is' that \lr. Irvine has a very good chance to win, und tin- Admin? istration ex|.t- hint to win.' The Wilson Ailuiinisl rat ion ? laoks to the Virginia Democrats 10 give this first evidence of | t In it approval of the native Virginian President Iis sending' up a pdmoerai in Congress to ?taitd by him. Believing in I he Wilson poiicief as litey' do, thcyoughi to strain -very nervo to give him a solid delegation." In tin- foregoing words, the SVerotary of the Saw Who ?poke in Hristol yesterday in behalf of the Democratic uomi .lor Governor of Tennessee, Mr. Ityo, in an interview ex? pressed thoattitude of tho Dent- | oeralic Administration towards tjio candidaey of the big ttiflti wlio is carry tut! the standard of ti.no (igting Democrnts of the . iutli I listriot. But the Secretary said more thau that. He said he under? stood that the Republicans! were particularly outspoken in ih' ir disapproval of President A lison's M.-xican policy, as is shown hy the foilowiim plank in the platform which they adopted ai their convention in I Bristol on July !li Ii "The foreign policy of J the state Department dl- ! reeled U\ the President ami his Secretary of State, has I icon ...o weak, so vac 11 la i mg ] :iml so mi A merican us ui excite ridicule from the i diploiu iis of the world." He elt iracteaized as ritlictl .oits the efforts of Mr. Sh nip to igam obtain a sea! in Congress upon the theory that the Wil? ton Administration has been a failure in thai particular, or in .my other re, pect. .So that Bristol entertained yesterday :i oi .ii. who, in order to till the nigh olllee he now holds, must necessarily be one-of the world's liplotnats, but who can aol en lurse whit the Republicans nave made one ul the . hiel features of their platform. M r. I' iniels, before he became i nieinberof President Wilson's ('abinet, was editor of "The New? and Observer,'? of !!;? leigh, N ('. lie possesses a pleasing personality, not unlike that of \\ m. .1. Itry an; he speaks with deliberation, "boos? ing his words carefully, hill without dillleully, and his ges? tures are all graceful. 11ostunde i favorable impression here, and left words of encourage? ment and inspiration to tin Demoeralsof both Bristol,Ten? nessee, and Bristol, Virginia Bristol Herald Courier. Associated Charities. The Associated Charities held their annual meeting in the hoy scouts' room in the flood loe building last Friday after noon at I o'clock. There was a goo-1 crowd present, und the I meeting was conducted l,v liev. I'., frail. It was voted to change sec? tion lo in the by-laws to read US follows: That live member: Constitute ! a i|lloi um insu ad of leu us heretofdru. AM persons helped by thii I organization must be a resident of tins town six months before apply ing for help, A visiting conimillee of two from euch church society will in- appointed to visit the need) and report to the President eacli mouth those rit ding help. The following officers were elected for the year: President; Miss Minnio pox; 1st Vice President, .Mrs. .1. I.. McOor tnick; 2nd Vice-Presidi nt, .Mrs. K Good loe; 3rd Vice-Presi dent, .Mis. lt. T. Irvine; Seen tnry, Mrs. M. II. Met !pikle; Treasurer, Mr. .1. M. Hodge; Directors: Miss Minnio hox, Mrs. II. A. \\ . Ske.-n, Miss l.ula Moote, M.s. It II Also vor, .Mi-. F F. Burgess, Mrs. t'. t;. Coch ran, and .Sirs. Isaac Taylor. Miss Kox regrets that it will be impossible lor her to serve as President, and nliol her meet; tug will ht? called soon to elect another president. Mrs. M. It. McCorkle, Secretary. Slate Board of Health and U. S. Service Working in Infected Sections. Hichmoml, Vd., October i l ? To locate malaria iiio?ipntos atel tu show how the destine, tion of this pest prevents the spread of malaria, the State Board of health ami officers of the United States Public Health | Service have undertaken a Campaign against "chills anil! fev ?r" in ipfi ctod '? (tinties ol Virginia. ails nf the cam paign, of which no previous an noimcouieut has heeu made,' are given in a special hallet in of the State Hoard of Health, I Hindi) public to.lav. His. B. II. von 'l'./.dorf and It. C. Herivaux of the United ^tat'-s! Pu'dic II- .Ith Serv ice nave boon detailed for temporary work vvitlt the \ irginiaollloors. Both are well known atlthuri lies on mal irici prevention and ] have done much practical work in the Sout h. The Hoard's plan is to t ike a few typical communities m which malaria has hoi n spread? ing ami to demons! ral? in i heso, by practical Hold work, what | steps are necess ,ry in keep the diseaso from spreading. I'he health ollicors begin their cam paign in a given locality by making a through survey to demon itrulu i he presence and breeding pluo< - ol the aropheles inostpiilo which carries the parasite of malaria. KITorts an- then made to enlist tin- sup. port of local authorities in dell ulle clean-up c impaigns, till ing, draining, and oiling winch most pi i tos can bu destroy ? id. Beports thus far feeeived indicate a livaly public intesesl in the counties where the work is being done. I a describing the plan, the Hoard's bulletin leads in part as follows; "I'he people of Virginia are now well-lid vised of lite familiar fact that malar ta is carried from the sick to lite vv. ll by the bite of the aim [ilndes inostpiilo. What is need ed is practical demonstration ol methods by which the mosrpii tos in any community can bo cembali.-d. We have taken a few neigh? borhoods where malaria' is h serious problem', and we are Showing precisely what can be dune to eradicate it. Wo be? lieve such neighborhoods can be made object lessons that will help very much in lighting III.I ; "This disease demands more [public attention than it has i ceivod. I'arelesness has per? mitted valuable tracts to be? come swampy. In such placo? and wherever stagnant watet? is allowed to remain, inoirjtiitoS may breed and among them may be found the duugerntiti anoplnlcH which spreads malar. la. Unless the people will take action lo clean up inflicted dis? tricts, we may expect to find malaria one of tin- most ser? ious disease problems of the t lommonvvcnlth. Clean Up Day. Patrons Asked lo Visit Schools October 30. The ('.? Operative ?tluculion Association with the approval oi the St oe I ?ep irtmeai of Ed ttcation has dosignated Pridtiy, October aOth as Patrons' Day for Hi.- public schools of thu stale. Attractive programs have hei ii printed fot the oc? casion, copies of which may be obtained from t he otliee ol tin Association in BiOltmdlld. Why should patrons visit, the schools? Many of our schools are in bad repair, while the [grounds an- overgrown with weed.-. The rjuestion is " W by should not patents visit the .school oa some designuted day, [got acquainted with the teach? er, find out what the school needs, and clean up'the'school grounds lo the end that the school may be the prettiest place in t he community. Last year over 1,000 schools observ-d Patrons' Hay. Will yours be among the number to observe the day this year. More Teachers. i ?ctobor Ifth, 1014. To The Public Spirited Citizens of Big Stone dap: Nuiir.Si-lin.il Hoard in confronted with a deplorable situation in two of the grades ofthe public school which it cannot hope to overcome except by direct aid from you in the substantial form of Htiflioient subscriptions to ? mplOj ..a additional teacher for seven months in each of tlie !lrd and 1th grades. The last Hoard found a very I urge deficit when it took hold o .k. ivbicll by careful iuttung< incut it very largely re .lin <- . Inn h it to ii- a p lit thereof. Present charges and obli? gation* will take all the funds we .?hall get this year,'oven if the'I >.wn Council makes a liberal appropriation; and we can hope or no regului school funds t? pay additional teachers. Iii ?year we have the following pupils and teachers, all g'rudos, except die four high richool grades, being divided into i wo sections: 1st Grade 156 pupils - Teachers 11 The situation in the Und grade is had. hut we can probably give il.i- le ic|ier . relief. It i? physically and mentally im Im isible forTwii) ti ucbei to propi rly to ich ninety pupils crowded inlo one loom, mid give them anything like the imlividual over sight, care, aid ami instruction so vitally necessary for pupils .ii the age und period of development .<! those in the third and fourth grades Many of these chihlrtui will bo unable to go to ? in ol much longer; ami u will be a pitiably distressing thing to iui"i> i ni'iii .on hi tin the world or into higher grades no better prepared m essentiuls 'hau wo can prepare them under our pros ? in conditions. In formet I .\ - ii was usual to call for private.subscriptions to aid public school funds! Wo know thai y Uli have many calls upon you for nniny pin-poses, but we believe there is none more worthy* or which comes .-loser home than this. We attach to this statement a form of subscription which we hope von will ilgu for as miteh as you cud and return to one of us. Wo need , o payable Iii monthly installments. C S. OAUTRU, i ITIH Mt U SKl;, .IN", w. CllALkLKY, Members ol School Hoard. Big Sloue l iap. Vit., t let. * , l'.U I. I promise lo p ly to (he order of the School Hoaril of Big Stone Gap District .dollars, . payable in soyen monthly installments of ? ach. i ay able ut the ollice of the Inters tale l-'inane. ,v Trust Company on the Hist day of each month, I. ? rinhing November Ist, l!*l I; said sum to he used only for the pay tmuit of an additional lonelier oi* teachers ip the 3rd . a 11 h grades ..f I In- Big Steile i iap Public School: and I his bond not to be binding until said Board shall have obtained Congressman Slemp Says He Has Nv-vcr Had More Enthusiastic Re? ceptions. Congressman r Ii. Klomp, of I tin Ninth Virginia district was in Bristol lor a short while Thtt i s.iay. "t jus!, ilroppeil iii," he said, wheii seen by a reporter, "to get in touch with Ihe work at toy ofJico.V "I am entirely satisfied with developments of the cam? paign," he continued," "1 iftlve visited mid spoken in all bill three COUUtieS, und will , reach the three before the close of the Campaign, 1 have never ?had heiter Di' inure eni biisiastic receptions. The feeling among the republicans is like that in ItiO.I, when my father carried the district by (,00(j. ? The dis? trict has already been thorough? ly canvassed by emiuent speak? ers, but tins is hoi s.i important as it might have been |q the past, because every olio feels the effeel "! the democratic laws and n>> argument is need? ed from i.in side. "A philosopher one said," he continued by way of illustra? tion, f in reference to the differ once in acts and words. 'W hat yon do. speak so loud 1 cannot hear what, you say .' "What the democrats have d.-ie- lor tin- industries of this district and for the people pi [tlie district, speaks so loud I icannot hear what they say, nor can the people. j ??Practically all the counties will bo canvassed by local! speakers in the next ten days, or at h ast such points as people' desire speaking, our next t?o Icourt dayi will he at Wythe villi-on ulonday, October the i Kith, and at Gate City on Tiles. 'day, the 20th. i'ho only thing I am guarding my friend* against isovuroonfi donoo. Tim light id never won lllltll Ilm vote ifl OUHt. I ought. (o Iiiivd ii majority of 2,5()U if (lie loil -IrongiIi of Hm ropub In .in- is registered at tlie polls. "I consider this the most pleasing campaign I over on gaged in, ami my receptions among the people have boon hy fin tho mosl cordinl. I expect in curry all the counties except p... . blj i w<>, ami am expecting a complimentary vote in the i iity of Iii istol." Bristol Her aid Courier. Approve Baby Show. Stale Board of Health Urges Exhibits at Other Fairs Similar to That at State Fair. Richmond, V.l., October IG. ? l?nco?raged by the fact that four ??period" babies were found among the entrants at the recont "hotter babies' con test at the State Fair, the State Board of I lealth in emphatic en? dorsement .?f the exhibit, urges other fair associations in the Stale to organise like contests. The Board believes that SUCli exhibits, in emphasizing the necessity of proper develop? ment, mothers' milk and fresh air for children make them a very valuable addition lo the State's machinery for reducing infant mortality. Suggestions for contests can be had from the State Board of Health or Irom the Federation of Mothers Clubs of Richmond, which organized the recent display at thu State fair.