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The Big Stone Gap Post
LVOL- XXI11' BIG STONE GAP. wfSE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3. 1915. No. <T^ Big Power Contract Stoncga Coke and Coal Com? pany Will Take Current From Central Power Plant in Lee County. One of the most important power contracts in Southwest Virginia l>as been cousumated by the Stonegn Coke ami Coal Company, one of the largest and most important coal and coke producing; companies in the smith. This company has contracted with the Electric Transmission Company, of Lee county, for all of its power to be used at its various opera? tions, viz: Stonegn, Osaka, Roda, Arno, Imhodon and Keo? kee plants, and a lug;h tension transmission line Will he erect? ed at once from the power plant located at Rocket, in Leo conn ty, to the various operations of the 8tonega Company, over which power will he transmit ted at a pressure of ?'?'< 000 volts. It is estimated that the Stonegu Company will consume approx? imate!) 10,000,000 killowott per year, which is necessary for their largo production of coal and coke. The Stoucga Company will award this week the contract for electrical apparatus and equipment of modern design necessary for the operation ol their various plants under the new system, which will replace live ol their present steam pow? er plants aggregating approxi? mately t.OOU horse power. Tie new power stations will he in? stalled underground and powei will he delivered to thesu sta? tions at 2,80(1 volts from the surface out on the mountains down through a bore hole to the stations when- the powei will he reduced to a low pres. suit- of 250 volts for running service The Electric Trans, mission Company ?s plant in Lee county II o w develops 3,000 horse-power, and plans are tin. tier way to materially increase the supply by the installation of un additional steam turbine ami boilers having a capacity of 1,000 horse power, which is necessary for the requirements of tin' Stonegu Company. ?Electricity for lighting ami powor purposes in Rig Stone (lap and Appalachia will also bo furnished by this company, which now owns the plant thai furnishes lights for these towns Republican Mass Meeting,. Tin? republicans of tin? Rig Stone Cap precinct belli a mass meeting in the Town Hall on Saturday afternoon at J o'clock for the purpose of selecting del egates and alternates to the county convention to he held at Norton on the liih of March, when tiioj will nominate can dklates tor Commissioner of Rev on tie for the Eastern and Western Districts, Common wealt h Attorney, Sheriff; Treas nrer, lour Supervisors, Justices ol the Pence and Constables. Tin? meeting was called to order by 11. [T. SJomp, precinct chairman, who Hinted the pur? pose of the meeting and pro? ceeded to nominate W. T. Goodloe as temporary chair? man and ami A. L. Witt as secretary, tin report of the chairman the precinct was al lowed 10 delegates, al! of whom were promptly selected with their alternates. Following is a list of the delegates ami alter? nates elected: DELEGATES -A. L. Witt, R. B. Taggart, W. T. M ahaffey. 0. L. Mab a Rev. W. W. Bickiey; R. I*. Barron, M. C. McCorkle, P. II. Barron, II. II. Slemp, W. D Kuller, K. R. Casper. .). S. Hudgens, L. E. Jessee, \V. C. Oiles, J N. ?foore, I'. II. Carr, Claude Kelly, R. .1. Wilson, .M. 0. Swan ALTERNATES E E. Good? loe, It l! Alsover, .1. E, Bunn, R. W. Klanary, .1. M. Stewart, W. T. Alsover, W. .I.Christian, J. B. P, Wilt, Krank Witt., I). B. Say. rs. Dr. Karl Stoehr, W. S. Rose, O. I'. .Mason, J. C. Moore, J. M. Giles, D. /.. Par? sons, Thos. Reed, J. L. Parsons, 1. X. Kelly, Jr. Criticised. President Wilson Praises Sim? ple Straightforward Peo? ple of Southern Moun? tains. Washington, February "Jl ? Praise for the simple, straight? forward people of the Southern mountains, and criticism of the "airH that high society give* it? self" were voiced by President Wilson here tonight ni < moot? ing held in the interest of Uerea College, Kentucky, founded to educate the mountaineers. The peesideut declared the college was going straight in the heart of mil-of tin- most interesting' problems of American life, ami added t lint "the only thing that is worth while in human inter? course is to w?ke somebody up." Justice Hughes, of the Su preine court, presided at the meeting, und other speakers were President Frost, of It.-n-n College; F. G. Honsiir, of Co? lumbia University, and Hamil? ton W. Maine, of the Outlook Magazine. They all said there were three million people in the mountains of the South who needed only education to muke them of immense heuert I to the nation. Speaking of the college, the presidest declared that its. ob? ject was to do what America was intended to do, to give to Deoplo who hail nut had an op? portunity, und to give it to them on absolutely ciptal tennis on a basis, not of birth, but of merit. "Wltnl America has vindicat? ed above all tfiings else, said the president, is that native ability has nothing to do with social origin. It is amusing sometimes to see the airs that high Bqciety gives itself. The world could dispense with high society und never miss it. Mich Isociety is for those who have stopped working mid no longer have anything important to do. [ "Those whocan open t he groat origins of power are those who feed I he nation: and when one thinks of that old .slock in stor age there in the mountains for more than u hundred years un? til tapped. Borne of the original stulV of the nation, waiting to be used, one Ought to hid God? speed to those men who tiro go? ing there and using this old capital that bus not. even been put out at interest, that has been as it were kepi in a ehiin ney-picce until we shall no to it and use it, und lind that ill-' usury from it was that same usury of freedom and of power and of capacity which has been so characteristic of Amer? ica from the first. "I do not see how anybody can thiuk of Beroa and the work it has to do without catching tire." Fanners' Club Meeting. Tin- Richmond District Farm? ers' Club met on Saturday af? ternoon at Fast Stone Cap and made up an order for a large car of fertilizers to he purr-has. oil through their secretary. They elected ollicers for the year as follows: K. L. Cousins, j president; II. C. Stewart, vice ; president; .lohn Dor ton, secre? tary and treasurer; [, N. Jones, librarian, lino, .lohn \V. Chalk ley. Judge \V. s. Mathews, C. F. lilanlon and other Dig SI. Gap members were present Election of Officers. At a meeting of the Woman's Guild of Christ Church at the home of Mrs. .Mayo Cabell on Thursday afternoon, February 35th, the following ollicers were elected for I9i5, namely: Mrs. Wade Harrier, president: Mrs. J, L. McOormick, vice president; Mrs. Muyo Cabell, secretary; Mrs. Karl Stoehr. treasurer, Mrs. Rollt. D. Morri? son, assistant tie,.surer. Capt. Creed F, Hlouton, of Hig Stone (lap, was in Norton u few hours last Thursday. He was talking of baseball and wanted to know if Dorchester, Wise and Norton would have teams the coining season ?Nor News. Mine Rescue Work. The Stonega Coke and Coal Company have, for the past month <>r two, been organizing mine rescue and first aid teams at a number of their operations, i .1. M. Webb, of Birmingham, I Ala., an efficient instructor of I mine rescue and tirst aid work of the United States Bureau of Mines, has been spending some time in this section drilling the '.earns. He has also organized ja mine rescue team among the employes of the company ut Ibis this place, composed of the following: I >. B. Snyers, lt. B., Taggart, ti. B. Southward. Worloy llurd and W. K. Peck. Mr. K Drennen, vice president and general manager of the company, Mr. W. C. Shunk, ! superintendent of the power ami mechanical deportment, and other officials of the com pntiy will also be trained in res cue work and assist in this no? ble cause, Mr. Southward will have charge of" all the teams, while a captain will he appoint? ed to lake charge of each sta It ion. About '-'?"> men have al ready I.n drilled ami given I instructions in rescue work, and over inn men have been [organized in thellrstnid teams. When tin- organization is ] perfected the teams expi et to I take part in the national meet? ing held annually in Knoxville and other cities. They also hope to be able to organize a, Iiis' aid meet among the opera tors in the Southwest Virginia Held. The Stouegu Company also proposes to establish first i aid stations in their various I mines, so that the tuen who have taken their training cun give assistance to any one who ; IS injured. The Batatas Give Thuir First Social. The Baraca Class of the Meth? odist Church gave one of the must enjoyable socials ever given here in the Odd Kollows' Hail Saturday night from eight until eleven o'clock. Book was played at a number of tables, after which a prize ?was given to the young lady making the most words from the word Constantinople. .Miss Lillian Head won ihe prize, a large box of candy. The young men were given slips of paper on which to write the number of beans in a pint jar Baxter Horsley guessed the nearest number and won the prize, a pair of silk socks. Music was furnished during the evening by Lester .lessee on their new Edison, after which Jeroine Wells sang a number of popular songs which were heartily enjoyed by those pres? ent. A quartet composed of George Rbonds, Simon Banks, Pat Hammond ami Jerome Wells also sang a song ami were encored back again and again. Kor the occasion the hall had been beautifully dec orated with red and white crepe paper. The boys served delici? ous punch, ice cream and cakes, from the way the boys served the guests they might have been taken for waiters from first cinss restaurants. Those present were: First, the boys' popular teacher, Mr. Robt. I'. Barron, and wife: Mrs. H. E. Benedict, llev ami Mis. W. X. Wagner, Mrs. Sally a. Bailey, Mr. and .Mrs. Honry Lane, Mr. and Mrs. L. .1. Hor? ton, W. 1!. Kilbourn, John Hamiden, Mrs Sadie Lanham, Misses Nemo Vineyard, Edna (iillv, Janet Bailey, Kate ami Matt Brown, Georgia and Min nie Bostwiek, Mary and .Mar? garet ('arms, (lladys Lvlo, Thelma and Mary Baker, Lil? lian W?lfe, Goldie Spangler, Myrtle and Matt Nickels, Grace Long, Lillian Head, Kan nie and Louella Johnson, Kittie Horton, Cora MahalVey and Margaret Wampler. The boys were: Hobt. Ingle, Harry Taylor, Waller Nickels, Herbert Brown, .1. E. Johnson, John Johnson, Simon, Boy and Reuben Ranks, i Marvin Harwell, B. H. Ham rhond, W. R. Payne, Jerome Wells, Tale Kilhourne, Baxter ! Horsley, Hugh Carnes, Luther : and Lester Jessea, Willie Baker, I Harry C .Wallace, Prof. R. II. Akers and George Rhoads. Potash Embargo. World's Supply of this Impor? tant Plant Food Now Completely Cut Off. With the complete embargo! winch?iermany has put against exports of potnshj the rising! hopes <>f American consumers have been blasted and has sent prices up to former prohibitive! levels of from three to four times normal quotations. It looked awhile buck as if Amei tea was going to get a fair slock of potash, hut now the foreign patash embargo is com plete. The Unitod States consumes 3500 tons of potash salts per day. I'p to January 1st, the shoi 'age in this country , due to the war, was over 1175,001) tons, and ii is estimated that i>> May 1st, the shortage will have in? creased to about 725,000 tons. The potash embargo will work a severe hardship oil our ferti li/.er companies who have to move on a pre arranged plan of] manufacture. A number of Companies announced months ago, shortly after the war started, that their Spring fi in lizers would contain on the av ;erage of .".it per cent of normal 'potash content. Now, tin-. Mid? den embargo on potash has made those 50 per cent potaslui fertilizers appear rather attrac? tive, ! Reasons for Germany's impo? sition of the potash embargo may be based on several condi? tions, i lue theory is, that t lor many probably does care to furnish an important plant food to raise gram crop-- in the United Slates to feed her em- 1 mies. This shows from a t ier man standpoint, one of lite most j reliable from an agricultural j point of view, what a valuable I plant food potash is. From reports received from fertilizer dealers, potash ferti? lizers have been advanced 10 percent, for example, potash fertilizer that cost $20 00 n toil before the war now costs $22.00, with the titty per cent lesser amount of potash, and tln-r.- is a possibility of still further re dtictiou of the potash content in the for1 ilizers containing this important constituent of plan: food. Our lending agricultural scientists advise the use of lime as a means through which the insoluble potash in (In- noij Cttri be made soluble and avail able as a plant food. Almost all soils contain potash and most all have enough for pres. eut plant requirements, while some contain an excess beyond these requirements. If this val? uable store of potash can be made available by the applica? tion of linn-, the average farm? er can readily make up the bal? ance of potash needed to insure a good growth of the better paying crops, which are the grains. The lime should heap plied to the soil evenly , with a lime spronder n possible, and let the harrow follow shortly after. If tin; soil should bo sour, ami a good many are more or less from tin- overuse of vegetable and animal matter, the lime will, in addition, neu tralize the acidity resulting in a more healthy growth of the plant. NOTICE. 'IV -dl parttc* who have not paid, tlu-ir lull taxis - i Your taxes are now due and have been since December 1st, 1914, As you all know, this is my lost year as Treasurer of Wise County, and in orderte meet my final settlement I must collect all outstanding taxes. AM taxes that are not promptly paid will have to he collected by levy. In order to avoid the necessity and cost of levy, I urgently request that you call at once and make set? tlement with mo or my deputy in your district. K. V. W(>III.n>UI>, 9-12. Treasurer Witte County, If tht! south would raise more wheat and corn a great -eco? nomic problem might be solved. LUCINDIA ELIZABETH SKEEN. Complying wrltliyour reipiest to write ? nolice of "dear old Grandma" skwit's; sudden nolnt; away. I tlnd myself still t.?. near tbe painful surprise iukI shock than come tu the entire community lo write] calmly of this remarkable life, swiftly removed from our nnnst. Her life waaj rein.irk ible lltd unusual from several viewpoints. The years of her earthly pilgrimage were many, i little more thau eighty-two year* Her walk with her Savior was si\iv -iv yearn I lor married life sivty. foilt years The mother of seven chil? dren, together with her aged liuabaiMl, all .surviving her. these are remarkable facht, grouping themselves together inj her t??lie lild I ' lite How endless would he the tasK. alol ho.v ItUpOislblo, to write down the deeds of loving minis, try of her well rounded lifo, not only in her'own household, but to many hearts all ?long the way hoj/atiy is a word that expresses much ol the trend of her think? ing ind action. Sbb was loyal to her faith and church, and delighted in the service of lier Lord in the sanctuary 1 asked her ., Judge Sheen, to g|?a hi? some, divta concerning her life, ami I ask that the following facts published inst as In wrote tlii-lii: "hnclndltt Lli/aleth Skccn ibiforo marriage Murphy) was horn December .'?I, ;s.i.', in llusscll County Virginia. Sin- via - converted ami joined the Mis? sionary Itapllat Church when sic was sixteen yi *i - ..Id She was married to IJcorgo Cowan Skeon in 1 Ol' this marriage there was born seven children, t he husband anil the seven children all survivuhcr, she was a loving wife and mother She would rather servei than to be served. She spent her life working for her husband, children, grandchildren ami friends, she loved all ami scned all, and covered the itillrmillcM of all with the veil of charity,' Grandmother w ill lie sadly missed, not only by hei aged husbaud, chtldrvii and gniitdcldlilrcn, but by a very l uge num? ber of friend- who knew her well ami loved hei tenderly II. i Pastor, .1 It i'irvcr. Card of Thanks. \Vo takt- this method of ox prossing our Binuere gratitude to tllOSij wiio sy input In/.' with us in the death of our belov ed mother and grandmother) ami who .-.a kindly aided us in her sickness and burial. II. A. \V. Skeen ami family, j February 27, 1!U5. THEATRICAL iiy hu? Some interesting program it has been at the Amiix.u for the past few- weeks in addition lo the extremely interesting foa Itares which Sir. Taylor has so cured. I'lie Million DollarMys i. ry is becoming ;t deeper mys tery III) it progresses, but with? in a lew episodes we will be aide to s, e Ihe great, mystery begin to unfold, and the un? folding will In- the greatest sur? prise to everyone who is taking an interest in the picture, not ending a' all like one would I guess if would. The next epi? sode, which will be shown to? morrow night is so full of thrills nod sensations that all who see ii will have to be careful to pin their hair down tight; if they don t Sil Iii hair will Sllioly rise. The Perils of Pauline is not lacking in interest and sensu ti' lalism und tin- interest 'vbicb is being displayed in this picture is much hotter than' i that which has heretofore been shown in the Million Dollar] Mystery. However, none bill i hose who have seen tie- M ill ion Dollar Mystery realize what a good thing those who haven't seen il are missing. And re ; member the prices t?> these two j great serials is only live ami ten cents. W. II. Hammond ami son! W. K Hammond ami Payne Honey cult, all of whom work: at fmbodeh and live at the V. .v :s. W. depot, luckily escaped j being thrown over an embank-. j ment between here ami Appa-] lachia on last Wednesday morn? ing at six o'clock, while riding f. a buggy lo their work. Tile [horse became frightened at some oil barrels in the road ami plunged mit) the river, leaving the buggy and its occupants barely on the edge. The horse was not injured in any way and swam out, and it still remains a my story as lo how ho got loose from the buggy so easily with. iut turning it over. Wise County High Schools Baseball Schedule. SATURDAY, APRILS. AppaUebU v?. Wise. r.< \. ? ??'?? hla East Stone Lap it, .Notion, at Es?t Stono <;?p Iii? Stone Gap vs. Covbnrn,atC'ocburu SA1M it DAY, APRIL Pi. App.laehiavs Norton, at AppalarhU. Bljr-eUone pap VS. Hait Stone (iap, at llij; Stono (Jap. Coebuni vs. Wise, at NVlae. SATURDAY, Al-RII. 17. Appalachian big SU>ne Gap, at Ap paUchl*. C?eburn vs East Stono (tap. at Coc N..it..n \- Wlao. at Wise. SATURDAY, APRU. 91. \pp.<l?el,i.i \? ('?cbtira. at I'ocbiirn. Big Stono tiap vs. Norton, at Norton. East Stono Gap v? Wise, at East Stone SATURDAY, MAY 1 Big st.uio Oap vs wi?,-. ?t Dig Stono Gap. Cooburil vs. Norton, at Notton. E i^t StOnb Gap vs. Appalachla, at East Stono <i?p. Saturday^ May 8, may be -used to play off tit ?-. if Iber? tie any Should there iiilta of tick mean a further tie, naht fur liter lion ?hall lx> played off on following Monday .>i Tuesday. Kalbue to ihl so shall . onatitute i forfeiture Birthday Party. Miss Bonnie Cntron, daughter of s mator John II Oatron, gav,- a delightful parly to a ier of her little friends In honor of her eleventh birthday Saturday nfteruoon front ihr?-,? until six o'clock. Numerous games were piny ed, but the gnmo that they bail tin- most fun to, was "pinning on tii.- donkey's tail," in which Master William Long won the pit/.--, a box of paper. Delicious ice cream ami cake, followed by three kinds of candy, was served. Hon nie received many pretty ami useful presents front her little friends present, who were: Misses Gladys Harrison, Nita tioodloe, Polly Kelly, Ruth Karron, Juanita Taylor, Ruby Juukins, Margaret Gilly, Anna Bounds, Mary Johnson, Mar? garet Gilly, tSuulcu Darnell, I .iicile and Irene Draper, The hoys were: William Long, Joseph Johnson, Victor Baker, Clarence Shutlk, Thomas and I leorge I ioodloe. Death of Miss Sarah Sampson Miss Sarah Sampson, aged l? is, died at t he home ol A F. Mnhatfuy at this place on Sat? urday night at 11/30 o'clock alter an illness of two weeks of measles ami pneumonia. Sin: was the daughter of S. S. .Samp? son, oi t ladet, her mother hav? ing died about five years ago, and she had made her homo with the Mahall'ey family dur? ing the past year. FUneral sei vices were held at the Mahall'ey residence SUuday afternoon at o'clock by Rev. .1 It. Graft, pastor of the Baptist Church, of which the I deceased was a member and where she professed faith in Christ during the revival ser \ ices recently hebt there. Rev. Craft paid a beautiful tribute to the young girl's past life and nlso commended the people in whose oaro site had been for their faithful service. The Slli - day School class, of which sho was a member, attended the Bervices besides a largo crowd of other friend--. Bltriul took place ill GleilOOU cemetery at 5 o'clock. There Is No Question bid tb o indigestion nml the aistraseu feeling tvhicn always goes with it ca.. be prOmotly rcliovcd by taking u 5*SS2^ ?W32m Ik ford anil sft-r eaeli meal. 2">c a l>o\. Kelly Drug Co. NOTICE. Circle No. i of the Woman's Missionary Society of the M. E. | Church, South, will give a Jonquil Tea," Friday, Aprilj _'nd, from 3 to 8 p. in., at the j homo of Mrs. J. H. Mathews. There will ho a program and : refreshments will be served. 0 13 Work has been completed on the highway between Washing? ton and Now York, not nece9 ? sarily, however, between Wash iington and Wall Street.