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_The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL. XXII, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 2, 1914. ~~ ~ No. 49 The White Plague. Christinas Seals Used in Fight Against Deadliest of Diseases. Richmond, Vn., November 28, Almost simultaneously with the opening on Thursday of the annual Christmas aale of Red ' loss seals, with which to raise funds to combat tuberculosis, the State Hoard of Health is sued the first complete statistics for deaths from tuberculosis in the State during the last year, These show :t,.V.i| deaths from the "white plague"?1,158 more deaths than from organic heart disease, the next most frequent cause of death, These figures are based on the vital statistics act passed by the General Assembly of 1012 and ? vor the calendar yoai lOl.'l. \1I the figures have been care? fully reviewed and checked up by one of the I' n it till Mates i 'eiisns Bureau. According to these figures, tuberculosis in all its forms causes 12.1 per cent of all deaths in Virginia and ranks well ahead of every other cause of death in the standard classi? fication. The tuberculosis death-rate in Virginia is 108.0 per 100,000 of population as compared with a rate of 140.5 in those sections of the country from which the Census Bureau collects the statistics of what is known as the registration urea. A striking though not unex? pected feature of the statistics i- tin- appalling mortality of tu? berculosis among the negroes ..f the Stab'. The white death rate from all forms of tubercu? losis is 11!'..'> while the negro rate is 270.5 the 100,000 of pop? ulation: The rates for con? sumption', tuberculosis of the lungs, are lu.'l.-l for the whites and 21'1.5 for the negroes. In ten Virginia cities, for which complete statistics are issued by the State Bottrd, tin? while rate from consumption is luj.2 while the negro rale reaches :ilf, Q, "These llgures," says the Board uf Health in its weekly bulletin issued today, "give some indication of the tremen? dous demand on the people of Virginia for a more extensive fight against consumption. Health officials are laboring with limited facilities in carry? ing on a popular campaign against this disease hut they need the help of citizens' asso ciatlona in every part of the State. There must be adequate provision for the consumptives and more institutions for their care, else we cannot hope to stop the ravages of this disease. The negroes are dying from conshmption as from no other disease and are certainly in? fecting a large number of whites. The Virginia Ann tu? berculosis Association, which is raising funds through the sale of Christmas seals is di? recting organization in the State, and deserves the fullest measure of popular support Kvoryono should use the Bed i'ross Christmas seals if for no other purpose than to express sympathy with I he crusade against the worst disease with which we have to contend." Married in Georgia. S. S. Brooks, postmaster at Appalaohia, Va., was married at Columbus, (la., on Wednes? day, Nov. 18th, t<> Mi*is Irus Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. U. Miller, of that city. Phe wedding took place at the| home of the bride's parents. Rev, Sentell, pastor of the Methodist Church, performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks arrived in Appalaohia Thursday night and we join their many friends in wishing them a smooth voy? age over the sea of married life.?Appalaohia. Progressive. War is an outward expres? sion of hate, which is an emo? tion that Europo has been cul? tivating for some time. Belgian Relief. Hin Stone Gap, Vn., Nov. J7th. 1914,: Editor Post: You will please publish tlio enclosed letter and circular, which uro explanatory. 1 have appointed die following com mittee to assist in collectingI ami assembling <l " n a t i o n s: .Missis..I. L. McCnrmicIc, klylol Morrison, M. It. McCorklo, W, I T. Goodloe, ami Miss Lula] Moor... Previous to my knowledge of tliu State enterprise, I had ro coived a donation of $38 on from Trinity M. E. Church, South, which I forwarded to the Chris? tian Herald Bible lions.- Belief Knud. Let Big Stone (lap do her duty in this worthy cause, us she alway S does. Respectfully, NY. A. Rakki:. Virginia Commission on Bel? gian Belief. ?i. iV, Wynnr, Moinubr fruni Ninth District. Pulnski, Va.', Nov. _!i. Dr. W. a (taker, tilg Blond hap, Va. Mr. .lulin Itoherta, Norton, V?. Mr .1 N llllbnaii, Coeiiuni, Vn Mi? It ii ii.-II. v Apiwlaclila, Va Mr, liny i. fngh, st. faul. Va. Mis Win Kill ton, u Lao, v.. Mi .1 folk Wolfe Uauto, v i I Mr. KO Uuft'cy, Slonogn, Va I wit h to ask > Oil all lo act as a County Committee for Wise County in the matter of an or gdnisied olTort lo collect food [and clothing for the relief of the starving Belgians. I at? tach'hereunto a memorandum which further explains what is wished. Itrnsi that you will ! take an active interest. Respectfully, .1. b\ Wvsok, Member t loininission Ninth District. Suggestions anil Information to Committees. It is the purpose of the Com? mission to send a ship load of provisions and clothing from Norfolk just as soon a.t the ship (Mil he arranged for and the cargo collected, As the member Of the Coin mission from the Ninth Die trie! l am endeavoring to have the matter brought to the at? tention of the people and have written an appeal which has, or will he, printed in all the lo? cal newspapers. In order to have u practical head in ea.di county 1 am nam? ing ten or more persons in each county as a committee to take up the work in connection with moves already on fool and to start other elTortH for collec? tions. I will notify the members of the Committees of their ap? pointment by letter, upon which a mooting should he arranged without delay ami a chairman selected. The collections should be in the form of money, food or clothing. The money can be sent, to me, or proforably, direct tu .Mr. 11. M. Boykin, Chair? man <>f the Commission ut, Richmond, Va. Tho food should consist, of wheat, corn, Hour, meal, bacon, ham, lard, potatoes, beans, peas, canned fruit, or anything which will stand shipment. W arm cloth? ing, either new. or second baud, in good condition will he very acceptable. Arrangements should be made al the proper places to store the food and clothing pending shipment. I will fur? nish the shipping tags upon ap? plication. I trust that active interest will be taken by those named on the committees so that the Ninth District will send a K''ii erous consignment to the Vir? ginia Relief Ship. An account will be kept showing the dona? tions from each county. Respectfully, J. V. VVvsoti, Member Belgian Relief Com mission?Ninth District. With characteristic precision Japan has accomplished the part assigned it in the honor? able scrimmage ami now wishes to know what next its illus? trious allios desiro. Another Big Blaze. Thin place was visited by an? other big fire on last Friday morning at about 2 o'clock when the general merchandise store of. J. M. Willis it Com? pany burned down at Cadet, which caused a loss of about $7,000 partly covered by insur? ance- The Cadet postoffico, which was in the building was also consumed. The fire was not discovered until the whole interior was ablaze, and there? fore nothing was saved. It is not known how the lire originated. Mr. Willis states that he left $18.00 in silver and a bunch of keys in the cash drawer and after the lire a search was made for the money but only the keys could be found, and it is thought that probably the store was robbed and set on fire to cover up the1 theft. The building belonged lo the Big Stone Fxtraot Works which was also partly covered by in? surance, and it is said they will rebuild at an early date. Acknowledged Receipt of Relief Fund. New York, Nov. 27, 1914. Trinity M. F. Church, South, Big Stone (lap, Vu. I leaf Friend: We thank you for you gen? erous remittance of $115.00 which we have applied to The Chris? tian Herald Belief Fund for the Widows and < Irphnns uf the W ar in Furopc, according to your request. May the blessing of tiod rest upon the giver ami upon the gift, as also upon those in whose i behalf it is to he expended. Very cordially yours, Tin: Christian Hkkald. | Good Crops, Considering The Season. The following yields have been recorded by the Boys' Po? tato Club cd" Wise County. The yields are small, but the season has been a very bad one for potatoes, and these youth? ful farmers deserve praise. < lladovillu District:?Irvine Scott; 121 bushels oh : acre. George Jesse, 101 bushels oil '- nere, Kmorson K.isterling, 10 bush? els on i acre (unofficial). Boborson District:? Fd ward Miuuick, 01 bushels on ! acre. Richmond I listrict: ? Harold DortOh |2I bushels on -' acre. J times Stewart, II bushels on . acre |unofficial i. Willie Hood, 7 bushels on i acre (unofficial). ttay Bobinetto, i; bushels on I acre | unofficial). Brent ice Robinette, 31 biish ide on l acre (unofficial). Wo have not yet received all the reports from the boys' corn club or men's club. George Buchanan, an Fust, Stone hoy, made 08 bushels of corn on oiu" hill side acre. II. C. Stew art (adult) harvested 93 bushels of corn on one acre and has a better aore to gather yet; His ;?;t bushels cost him not more than Hi cents per bushel. T. (J. Morris, of Fast Stone < lap, cut :i two-horse loads of aifalfa hay from ; of an acre just 00 days after sowing the alfalfa seed. J. C. Stilus, Farmers' Club. Fast Stone (lap, Vu., Nov. 2S. ?The Richmond District Far? mers' Club met at Fast Stone tiap this afternoon ami an in? teresting round table discussion on crop yields occupied the en? tire tune. A committee composed of John W. Chalkier' O. F. Blab? toii and Andy jllood was ap? pointed to solicit pii/.es for the hoys' and men's clubs. It was retpiested that this be done tin Monday the 30th, so that the results of the canvass could bo put in this week's issue of The Post. Among other things, this country must learn to stand firmly on its own. financial feet. Radford Nor? mal Notes. Kov. T. S. Pridtly, pastor of Methodist Church, addressed the faculty and students Wed? nesday morning on "The Worth of an Education In the ordinary walks of life". Tin citizens of Itndford have signed a contract for a chuu tamum course next Bllinmer. This course will be given un? der n largo tent and will con? tinue one week. The eost of course is guaranteed by a group of it ad ford citizens. Recently a school Peace League was organised in the Normal School. Its member? ship includes all the faculty ami the greater part of the student body. The purpose of this League is to inspire in the children of the public schools a hatred of war as means of set? tling international difficulties ami to promote good will among people of all nations. Dr. A. P. Bourlund, Score-1 tury of the Conference for Edu? cation in the South, will visit Ratlford next Saturday as the, guosl of I?r. .1. I'. McConnetl, He will leave It ad ford Sunday for the South. Several members id the Nor? mal School faculty will attend the State Educational Confer? ence in Richmond next week. Professors Avon! and Gilbert each have places on the pro? gram, Miss Hand will read a paper before the Department of Music Teachers. Dr. .1. I'. McCounell will de? liver ah address before the De? partment of Superintendents on '?A Square Leal for the Normal | SollOOl in a System of Public Education". The Chicago Glee Club will give a program in the auditor-1 111 in of the Normal School Tues-1 day night. The Lyceum course offered tho present session isI tho highest grade and most ex? pensive over brought t<> this section of the country. Mr. A. Stuart Robertson, of I Staunton, Secretary-Auditor of | the new Normal School Hoard, ami Mr. W. W. King, a mem? ber of the Hoard, spent Thurs? day at the Normal School looking over the building, grounds ami the work of the school. Mrs. F. A. Butler Gives Views on Suffrage. Mrs. E, A. Butler, mother of Mrs. It, L. (laut, of this city, gives her views on woman suf frage in an interesting; letter lo a Bristol relative. Mrs. Butler whs for thirty-three years edit orofthe Woman's i\tis3ionnry Advocate of the Southern Meth? odist Church and although she is now over eighty years old, her mind is still vigorous. Sin is a daughter of tin- late Thorn asStringfield, one of the pin neers of Southern Methodism, ami has for years been on.- of tho best known and most be? loved women in the church. Writing f nun her home in N ash ville, she says: "Tim Woman SulTruge con? vention is going on in town al this time. I take no interest in it and fear they take more in? terest in "Who Shall be Kirst:-" than in any other question that may come up. If the men would be just to the women in making the laws there would be no necessity of women's votes. If all men were as wise ami gootl as President Wilson there would be no trouble about it. There are so many other gruud things that might he done that whether they vote or not is a small mutter. The old? er I grow the more plainly do I see my own ignorance. I be wuil it, too, and wish daily for strength and opportunity to grow more ami more in the wisdom and knowledge of God."?Bristol Herald Courier. Like mercy eurly Christmas shopping is twice blessed, bless? ing the shopper anil tho sales person, to say nothing of so? ciety in general. THEATRICAL By I tu* Captain Alvarez wan shown to two large and well pleased audiences at the Amu/a last Thursday. The picture wusl not only much onjoyed by all who saw it but the grantor m i jority of those present were very frank to express them? selves as thoroughly well pleas? ed ami glad to boast of the fact that they do not have to leave home in order to see the latest and best that's going in motion pictures. While the Special Features shown at the local theatru are extraordinary the regular program must not he overlooked. It is pronouueed by the traveling public who SCO what is put on at the Itig Theatres to be just a little bit better than the average picture programmes shown in the lurg or cities and in the larger theatres tu t hose cil i-'S. Nothing in tin- day and tune does more for the gouornl good of a town than a first class motion pic tu re theatre. It is now a com? mon saying that a town with out a good picture show is not much "punkin" of a town, when ju-t a few years ago a picture show was something which the smaller towns knew m". Since a town is almost invariably judged by the qual itv of tin- pictures shown at its theatre it behooves the popu? lace of Big Stone tiap to stand by the AlllUZU with good pat ronagu and koop it among the foremost motion picture houses in the i Md Dominion. LOW DEATH RATE. State Board of Health Regards l( as Best Reason for Thanksgiving. Richmond, Va., November Js. " I he lu st reason we can give why ib.- people of Virginia should return thanks for good health," said an officer ? ? ? the Stati- Board of Health today, "is that in the report soon to be submittedI to Governor Stuart, the Hoard will show that the white people of Virginia dur? ing the past year enjoyed a very low death rate ami had greater immunity from typhoid fever .than at any time during the records of the Board. There mn) bo profound regret at the Buffering of the world from war at a season when all should rejoice, but there is profound gratification in the fact that i le -1.pie of the Commonwealth ' are enjoy mg gootl health." Skeleton Identified. Php skeleton found at Rube? llen on a burning slate dump was thai of .lohn West, of Bine. Knot, Ky., according to his father, who came over to view it. Voting West left his Ken lucky home in company with his brother, Burl, and Cole Cof? fee, and was last seen alive with them at I 111 bode n, Where the other two men are and how John West met his death, is Unknown at present. .1. K. .Moss, of Appalaohia, and officers at Ini.boden are due great credit for solving the mystery thus far, and will no doubt land the guilty parties behind the bars in the near fu? ture.-- Appalachia Progressive. Good Times Club Entertained Misses Kdi.tb ami Kihel Van (?order entertained the Good Tun- s Club at their home near the extract works very delight? fully Friday afternoon from three until six o'clock. Four tables were engaged in playing Progressive Rook dur mg tin- afternoon, after which covers were laid on them and a delicious salad course was serv? ed, followed by black cotTee. Those who were present were: Misses Fannie ami Lotiolla Johnson, Mary and Thelnia Baker, Corrie and Grace Rung, Matt Brown, Mary Skeon, Gladys Lyle, Clara McCorkle, Kathleen Knight, Mary and Margaret Garnes. What of The South? While we uro sending ship I loads of Christmas presents) to the orphaned children of Eu? rope, nnd contributing millions for the Christianising of heath en lands, lot us consider mat. turs a little nearer home. A great section of our own country is face to face with the possibility of financial ruin. A gallunt people are making a heroic stand in the face of overwhelming odds. The south is not able to mar? ket its cotton crop because of the war. And for its ready cash it depends largely upon that crop. And without cash it will be ruined. There are many millions of dollars in the north waiting for profitable investment. What better could the north do than to aid the south by buying its cotton and holding it unt il the markets of the world are again opened? It would be a legi: un ite in vestment - doubtless a profit? able one?-and a brotherly ac? tion by a prosperous section of 'the country in aid of another I section in distress. It is not charity, The south docs not want that. Its pride would not consent. Hut it would be good business sense. And the south would welcome that. fjr.<r ?r.?r ?r ?r .t .t .t.t t <r .t ?t .1 r?r.?7> ; Do Not Strain 1 j Your Eyes j l l>y trying to road by V. poor light. Why not 3 M vi find out what electric ? i* A tj lights will cost? They 'A are safe, clean, no v] Y trouble or worry and bj easy on the eyes. tvi A t> We will wire your A \} house on easy terms. 4 n Investigate. yj I Powell Valley Liglil \ & Powtsr Co. V, A V, Big Stone Gap and \2 jjj Appalaohia, Va. ? ? Srhsdul? in Effect n-.v sa, ton. bHAVK No It To N 9:18?. in for Lyuchburg ami iqtersnodlptp Ma lions Pullmaii sleeper lllueHelil to Philadelphia via llaK.-rAie.vii. and Pullman sleeper Itoanoke lo Ilten. in?iid and Norfolk. Also connections at lllueflold with trains Weatbound. Pullman sleeper to CluolnuaU and t tolumbua bKAVE NOKTON?2:80 p foi points Noitb. Kant and West. LEAVE BRISTOL? Dally. 8:115 a in for I..ist Itadford, Itoauoke, Lyuohr burg, Petersburg, Itlohmood and Norfolk, t'ullnun Parlor car to lilobmond. Pullman sleeper ltoa? lioko to Ni-w York iia liagerstovyn and llarrlaburg, i ??i p in. for Norfolk and Intermediate potutsj Pullman sle.-js.-rs !<? Norfolk l;32p, in and i ?">?"? p, in (limited.) Solid trains with pullraan tleepcni to Wash? ington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New Yoru via Lyuchburg floes not inako local Stop*, 18:15 p in daily tor all points betweet Itristoi ami Lynohburg C.leota Al Walton al 5:-|0 p. in. with the St. fouls Express for all points west and northwest, If you are thinking of Ulung a tnr Ytll' want quotation.-*, rin-apcat fare, re? liable and correct information, as U' rollte?, train schedules, the most comfort able and quiekest way. Write arj the information is yours for tho asking, with OOS of our complete Map K?hler?. IV. ?'. Bausdbks,O. P. A. W; 11 Ib.viiA. Pass. Tmf. Mgl., Koancki-. V a J. C. CAWOOD BLACKSM1TH1NG Big Stono Gap, Va Wagon and Buggy work A Specialty. ' 1 bare an l'p-to-date Machine for putting on llubbur Thea. All work given prompt alleutlpu.