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___The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL" XXI1, B,G STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER"9."l9T4.' -N^~5?" R. L. Pippin Night Policeman, Killed Lasi Wednesday Night. Tho citizens of Big Stone (lap with greatly shocked Thursday morning when H. L. Pippin, who hail hi't'ii serving as night policeman since Monday, was round dead at the end'of the Kusi Fifth Street Bridgodiivetly in fnnit of the town nail, with two tinllei holes in his hotly. He was probably killed about 1 ::u< o'clock, judging from the reports of people who live nearby, who heard pistol shots. The hotly was discovered at six I o'clock that morning laying face downward with a revolver gripped in his right hand. Ah to how he met death still remains u mystery. Officers have worked diligently to solve l he case, bill no clue whatever has been found as yet. Blood hounds were brought from Stonega and put Ott the scene. I They followed a trait as far as the ball park, hut owing to the damp ground, they soon lost the scent. Drs. W. 0. Painter and J. A. (I ilmer examined the body, mill found that two bullets of II calibre had passed entirely through it, lodging in the over? coat. Onp had entered the left I side and another in tin- back. An inquest was held before Mayor Fleonor, who acted as coroner, and a jury composed ! of the following: Oanoy Ool lier, Viltis Wells, J. M. Stewart, | .). I). Anderson, Tom Pearson and I. 0. Taylor, returned n verdict to the" effect that thej deceased calm? to his death from gun shot wounds tired by j parties unknown to l hem They wore in session several hours I examining different witnesses who heard the shots. .Mrs. Cox. who lives a few yards from the scene, testified that she heard the shots, and upon raising her window to see where the trou? ble was, saw a man walking' rapidly down Swanee Avenue, She called t.) Iliin hut received ! no answer, ami he ran off the street towards the river. A colored woman livi y near the bridge also heard the shots and looked OUt of the window and saw two men running across the bridge. Several other citi-1 /.ens heard the shots hut thought 1 they were lire crackers and did not make an '.uvestig.it ion, Isaac ami James Taylor think : ing it was a lire alarm came: down to within thirty yards of where the body lay. Not see ! nig anyone they returned home. Mr. Pippin was killed only u short distance from where his brother-in law, Joe Wax. coin mil teil suicide about t luce years ago, who was also night police ? mm. A reward of $500 has been of? fered by the Town Council for informal ion leading to the ar rest and conviction of the per son or persons who committed i he oi ime. Tlui deceased was about 60 years old and is survived by a wife und seven children, the oldest of which is twenty years: Cora, Joseph, Myrtle, Nannie, Sasah, Mary und Edward. Funeral services were con? ducted from the Methodist Church Friday afternoon at H o'clock by the pastor, Rev. W. N. Wagner, and interment took place in Olencou Cemetery, where a large crowd gathered to pay a last tribute to their departed friend. Be Sure You Get This Old Reliable Cough Medicine Imitation? alwajs follow tho tn.il of mk> cot. Hot. !. : of imtlulii.il, hulecomu and ii..i.o ?lueo Foi.rVK Husky asi> Tar Com ror.Nii bcian. 10 tears ago, to lou??n tke crip of coutfu.t huJ cold,. Be jure you gel the genuine Foley's Honey and Tar Compound Jlnd aooU the names that sovnJ lilce it. Hern am three coay waya Id tell tho genuine. 1st?Tho uame of "l-'olcy's." 2uil?Tho yellow package, ?rd-llio Beehive on O?O yel? low package. You cannot Ret a sub? stitute tu do fur you what Po i. BT'S Honey anu Tab CllMI'OCND will do ?fur ciucha, colda, croup, bronchial and l . : ;.| ? concha, throat and lung trouble, buy it of your drtiKRliit and be onto. *** liVtiKY USUK 'S A FRIEND. Mutual Drug Company Big Stone Gap, Va. Virginia 1913 CoalProduction Below we give the production in total <>f the 1013 short ton production of coal in Virginia, by counties. The Virginia Qeological Sur? vey co-operates with the Min? eral Resources Division of the United States Qeological Sur? vey'in collecting the annual statistics of the mineral pro? duction in Virginia. Under I this plan, the statistics are con? sidered strictly confidential and j returns from individual pro? ducers cannot he given out. Wo believe this is the only Southern Appalachian State which does not publish the In? dividual production of each mining company, and while there Booths to he some objec? tion to such a publication, the opinion seems to be growing that it should he made, cot STY IMtOOUl TtON Lee. 703,318 Tuzowell . 1,447,851 Wise 5,103,050 Bussoll . .' 1,512,35? Small mines. 1 ,TST Total. 8,828,0118 Total value . .$8,?52,C6ii Includes lloiirico, Montgom cry and Bulnski Counties. Monument Tot Professor C. Y. Chapman. To the Pupils ?tl?l I'll. n.b ol ProfoMOl 0, Y i 'll ,email: thtr dear Teacher sleeps in Norton Cemetery, without a slab or stone to mark his rest? ing place, lie gave his life for others and left no means with which to mark his own grave. I am one of his pupils, ami I am not willing that his grave shall remain unmarked: and I am writing this to his pupils and friends to send uio a dona? tion to liolp place ;.t his grave a .suitable stone. Beloved, please do this at once and fjod will bless you. i hie who loved him, rkv. W. C. thompson, Box : ... t '...?burn, Va. $500 Reward' The Town Council of Big Stone Oap, Va.. hereby oll'ers a reward of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.on) for information lead? ing lo the arrest ami conviction of the person or persons who killed K. L, Pippin on the night of December J, 1911, in Big Stone (lap. Va. Ah information of different circumstances, which, when put together, may make nut a Case against the guilty parties, the Council reserves the right to apportion the reward among those furnishing information in accordance with what may seem to the Council right ami | just. Town op Bio Stum-: Gap, By S. I' PleenOr, .Mayor. CUT FLOWERS. I have a large stock of carna? tions in full bloom, and can tili onli-rs for cut llowers at any time fresh from the greenhouse. Special care and attention given to out of of town orders 1 am now booking orders for Xmas. If you are thinking of having a hedge planted, or your trees pruned and sprayed by a thor? oughly experience nurseryman, I will gladly give you an rsti timate of tin- cost of same. Patronize home trade and j buy your carnations and cut] Mowers from tlORSU in, the Florist, West Norton, Pa. Prof. J. N. liillmah, Supt. of j schools of Wise County, return? ed Monday from Richmond! where he had been attending the Slate Kdticntional Confer? ence of Division Superintend? ents. Very unexpectedly to Mr. Ilillinnn, he was unani? mously elected president of this association to succeed Prof. K. 0. (Jlass, of Lyuchburg, We dare say they could not have electetl a man who is more qual. itied to fill this important posi? tion than .Mr. Uillinau.?Coe htirn Journal. Slemp's Major? ity 1,168. According to the canvass 111(1110 !>y tliu State bourd of can? vassers in Richmond, Stamp's majority over Irvine in the election of November :t, was l.ltiK. In tin-thirteen counties of the district and Bristol City, Stamp received 15,321 votes, while Irvine polled 14,153. The Progressive candidate. Rose, received only 210 votes m the entire district, while the Socialist candidate, Dutton, re? ceived 100. The votes received by the candidates in every county i" the district and Bristol are as follows: I i ?I N I i Ks Bristol City Bland. Buchan?h 1 lickeusou tliles. L ee . Puioski Russell Scott. Smyth Tnzowell Washington Wise Wylhe IRVINE .. 457 . . 183 '.77 . . 002 ..1,312 . . 88,r. .1,449 2,202 '.' 11 . 1,07s . 1,703 .1,042 . 1,071 SI.K.Mf 2015 2:14 705 710 .V.iG 1,713 015 i .'jr.s 1,7 J0 1,107 1,010 1,401 I .'.t'.ej 1,820 hums 14,163 15,321 ileinp'a majority . 1,10S Y. M. C. A. Work. Mr. J. W. McCarthy, secre? tary of the Voting Men's Chris-j linn Association for Southwest J Virginia, spent three days in town last week, at which time he organized a club among the hoys of the local high school for moral and religious study. Mr. McCarthy isconnected with the state Y. M. ('. A., at Rich? mond, and works with a com? mittee composed of Dr. .1. P. MoConnell, Governor Henry C. Stuart und Mr. .1. Normeut Powell. He works over a ter? ritory composed of ten coun? ties, including Wise, and last year introduced tin? work at Cooblirn and Norton which points wen- reorganized last week. The purpose of the work is to reach boys in their most im pressi?nnl period with a pro? gram of study carefully adapt? ed to their unfolding lives and prepare them for the problems that will confront them in busi? ness ami college life. Fourteen points were reached last year and four hundred buys were helped to some extent. The plan is to increase tho num? ber of points this year to eigll teen or twenty, and the num? ber of boys to live hundred. Professor K. 11. Akers will have supervision of the local work, which will begin as soon as hooks are received from New York. Red Cross Seals. Help fight luberculosiR in Virginia by using Red Cross Seals on your Chrislinas pack? ages and letters. One cent each. For sale by Felly Drug Company, Mutual Drug Com? pany, Wise Printing Company, t'. S. Carter, ami Fuller Brothers, Big Stone Gap; Old Dominion Drug Company, Ap palacllia; Blackwood Coal and Coke Compauy, Blackwood, 'ami all the commissaries of the Stonega Coke and Coal Com? pany. SPECIAL XMAS NOTICE. j Our Mr. Moore will be in Bris? tol during December at The Bristol Typewriters Co's. store, 21 Lee Street. He will have the most magnificent line ho has ever shown, consisting in part of Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry , Out Glass, Silver, Hand I Painted China, Leather Goods and all the latest novelties in nil the many and varied lines. If in Bristol we would appre? ciate a call. Prompt attention given to Mail Orders. D. B. REYLAND & CO., ! 49-51 The Lynchburg Jewelers. MISSIONARY INSTITUTE. The Missionary Institute of the Bin St?ne (lap District of theMethodist KpiacopalChnreh, South, wan in session at Trinity Church. Thursday and Friday of last week. The preachers from nearly all the charges of the district ami a number of laymen were in attendance. J. W. Perry,; I). 1)., Conference Missionary Secretary, was pres. out ami participated in thcdis discussions. Dr. 1. I'. Martin, Presiding Flder, was in the chair. The discussion of the propos? ed every member canvass in the IlolKton Conference for be? nevolent causes, occupied the forenoon and part of the after noon sessions of the lirst day. The missionary committee and other means and factors for taking and collecting the pledges, were the bases of the discussions. In the afternoon of the first day, the subject of Missions in the Sunday School ami other Church Societies, was under consideration. Evangelism ami social service, with the church committee having these inter? ests in view were studied at the sessions of the Conference on Pridiiy. A foalUre Of the Conference, of gerat help, was the mission? ary sermon by Dr. Perry on Thursday evening. Birthday Party, Walcie, the eight year old daughter of Mr. ami Mrs. A. 1?\ Mahatrey . < ntertaineil a num? ber bf hpr little friends Satur? day in honor of her birthday. Miss Mary Johnson received the prize, a box of candy, for guessing correctly the number of beans in a box, also one of the prizes for finding the most chestnuts, while Miss Trula Beaman won the other, two pretty handkerchiefs. Walcie received many pretty presents. Those who wore present were Misses Until and Katharine Barron, Trula Bosnian, Mary Lyle, Mary Johnson, Sarah Sampson, Maude and Plorenae Johnson, .Madge, Bertha and Ruth Mahaffey; Harry Kelly, Macklarn Baker, .lohn Walton Hamiden, Morns Reese, Ralph Showalter. Stuart, ltav and Eugene Mahaffey . Arrested for Robbing Store. Two hoys were arrested near Rast Stone Qup Sunday morn? ing at .'> o'clock, by Deputy Sheriff R. B. Tale, charged with robbing a store in Bye Cove, Scott County, on last Friday night. A third member of the party, who escaped, was cap? tured a few hours later. Thoy gave their names as Wiley Fields, aged 13, of Cadet, Kdgnr Pox, aged is, of Irondale, and John Wells, aged 10, who lives above Fast Stone Gap. Scott County officers traced them to Dutlield and knowing they were headed for this place, wired officers here to that effect, which resulted in their capture. A large amount i;t goods were taken from the store, such as shoes, pants, hats and a revolv? er, part of which were found in their possession. They were brought here before Mayor Plcenor for an examina tion as it was thought the) might give a clue to the mur? der of R. I. Pippin, policeman, who was killed hen- on last Wednesday night, but no clue could be obtained. The boys confessed to the theft and were taken back to Scott County Sunday afternoon by Deputy Sheriff Tuto, and a Mr. Flanary, who owns the store. A Wedding up in thejValley. Miss Vera Willis, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Willis, who live up in the val? ley, and Mr. Mi I am Cloud, from near Kyle's Ford, Tenn., who is working on the new macadam road for the Carter-Campbell Construction Company, up in tiie valloy, surprised their many friends by eloping to Wise Fri? day, where they were quietly i married in the afternoon. Thoy left Monday for the groom's homo, where they will 'spend a few days. PNEUMONIA ALLY OF TUBERCULOSIS. Deaths From Respiratory Di? seases in State Follow Mortality From Con? sumption. Bichmond, Va., Doe. 4.? Sumo vagaries in the ravages ni respiratory diseases,so strik? ing a? to be called l>y the State Beard of Health a "sermon on fresh air." are discussed in the weekly-press bulletin of the Hoard issued today. The Board reports an analy? sis of its vital statistics for the year 11)13 which shows that I, 026 persons died in Virginia during that year from pneumo? nia and broncho-pneumonia, with other deaths from respir? atory diseases making the total deaths from those causes 2,501, or precisely 1,000 less than the deaths from tuberculosis in all forms. The Board's figures, however, shows that the deaths from these diseases are far more nu? merous aiming negroes than among whites ami that the highest death rates among the bcgroes is in cities of 10,0110 population and over. In rural Virginia, the death-rate from respiratory diseases among the whites is 80. 1 the 100,000 of population, or just .M , of the rate in the so-called "registra? tion area" of the United States us a whole. Among the white people of the cities, the death rate is higher than in the coun? try, llT.'J the 100,000 of popula? tion, but is still well helow the registration area rate of 105,8, Milt among the negroes of the cities, the death rate from res piralory diseases is 111.2 the highest rate from any single cause of doatli in the standard classification It is pointed out by the Board that the death-rates of tho rural and urban population, white and black, follow the same or? der for tuberculosis as for pneu? monia, The tuberculosis rate is lowest among the inral white population, with the rural ne? groes siillering more than the urban whiles and the city ne? groes dying at. a rate twice as great as that of the rural whites ami almost twice as great as that of the urban whites. "It will be noted," sii \s the Hoard in its bulletin, "that the Combined death-rale from tu? berculosis und all respiratory diseases among I he city negroes reaches the fearful total of 704.7 the 100,0110 of population. This means that 7 negroes in every thousand living in tin cities die of tuberculosis or of some form of respiratory di? seases during the course of a year. The explanation of this high rate lies in the living-con? ditions of the negroes and in tht! absence of iresh air in their quarters. When we tight tu? berculosis, we are lighting pneumonia and the other res pirn to ry diseases und when we preach and practice the gospel of fresh air, we are preventing all of them." Big Boost is Given Good Roads Movement. Middlesboro, Ky., Dec. t.? There was a big crowd in Pine ville Monday to attend the good roads' meeting and boost "Boone Way," It is the purpose of Judge Asher to call a bond election soon to raise money enough to build Bell county's part. The pikes through Virginia, adjoining Bell county, give the people living in Bell county some idea of what good roads I are worth, and it is a question (of a very short time until Bell county vvill have a system of pike roads. Pepper-Arnold Wedding. j The marriage of Miss Julia ; Blanche Arnold, the daughter IOf Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Fra Izier Arnold, to Mr. Carl Rau |dall Pepper, a young business man of Norton, Virginia, took place at the home of the bride's parents on Oak Street Wodnes doy afternoon at three o'clock with the relatives and a num? ber of friends present. The home was decoratod in green and white. The bridal party stood underneath an arch? way covered with Howors which separated the "parlor and living room during the ceremony, per? formed by l>r. W. S. Neighbors, president of Sullins College. A program of wedding music was rendered before, during and following the service, by Mis? Carrie May Miller. Mr. Kr?jd M. Gould, of l,ynchburg, serv. ed as best man, while Miss Myrtle Arnold, a sister of the bride, was maid of honor. The bride wore a blue broiul cloth suit trimmed in fur with gray accessories and carried a shower of bride roses and val? ley lillies. The maid of honor wore a green cloth suit, black velvet hat with gold lace trim imng ami her Hovers were sun? burst roses. A number of Wedding gifts were shown the gue?ts during tin' informal reception, which followed the marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Pepper left on the Memphis Special for a wed? ding trip and will, after the 15th of December, be at home at Norton. Va -Bristol Herald Courier. I Do Not Strain I Your Eyes Powell Valley Lighl I ? V \l 11 VI VI I um -iy fc. a V I g j? by trying to read by 9 fct poor light. Why not 3 Vr; fiml out what electric A E A y lights will cost? They A tj A ^ are sale, clean, no S\ fcj trouble or worry arid -?j fc: easy on the eyes. | V '<* lb We will wire your A ^ house on easy terms. * ^ Investigate. k> _ t y, tr. V & Power Co. fcj Big Stono Gup and , Appalaohla, Va. i,m.in Sehet) > n Effect Not -'- It'll. t.KAVE NOKTON 0:W i. m. r<?r Lynchb?rg and intermediate m? lion* Pullman alcopor Illnc?olJ tu Philadelphia ?U ifagenrtowu, Mid Pullman ilceper Ittinnoke tu Bloh in.mi!land Norfolk, Alao oonnootlout at Blueflekl with trains Weatboillld Pullman ileepei to Olnoluliatl ami i kilantbuai I.KAVK NORTON 9:80 p tot polnta North, Eaat ami Waat. I I.KAVK llltlsTiib?Dally. 8:10 a. lit. fur K?st Bad ford, lloanoko, l.ynch tiurn, Petersburg, id. hnH.nl and Norfolk. Pullman Parlor <ar to Richmond Pullman sleeper Boa noke to New York via llageratbwu Hint ! I ,; 16TOO p. UI. for Norfolk ami Intermediate polnta, Pullman Hleopera to Norfolk l p in an.I 7 V. p, in i limited, ?olld trains with pullniantleoperato Waah. Ington, Baltimore Philadelphia ami .Now York via bynohburg, Doea not make local stops. l?tl&p. ra daily for ?II imints oetweea Bristol and l.yndhburg. Connttota at Walton at 6:40 p in. wilh the .St. I.ouis Ktpreai for all pbinla wist and northwest, if yon an- thinklug of taking a trip Yob want quotations, ohcapeet fare, re. liable anil eorrect Information, as te routes, train schedules the must comfort able and ipiiekest way. Write and the Information is fount tor Um asking, ?itt, one Of Our complete Map Kohlen?. W. 0. Sai siu.iis, ti. P. A. W. II lit.MI.I . I'ass. Traf Mgr., ltoam-ke. '-'a DB. R. McllAE ECHOLS, Ustoopathic Physician ,,. i Office. .New :ils-A Old 37. 1 "*"" ? (Resident, New ?SJ-U. All i-Ussea of disease sinje. s?f.illv toale.1. Special attention jjlven to Stiff Necka, llea.Uclies li>dlge*liou, Adenoids, Br?ns ehitSs, TonallUUl and all nervous troubles. 10-11 Interstate Bulldiar. Bristol, ? - ? Teonessee J. C. CAWOOD BLACKSMITH ING Big Stono Cap, Va. Wagon and Buggy work A Specialty. 1 have an t p-to-ilato Machine for pulling on Rubber Tirca. All work given prompt attenticn.