The Big Stone Gap Post
LVOL- XXI11' BIG STONE GAP. wfSE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3. 1915. No. <T^
Stoncga Coke and Coal Com?
pany Will Take Current
From Central Power
Plant in Lee
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
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?
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.
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.
President Wilson Praises Sim?
ple Straightforward Peo?
ple of Southern Moun?
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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.
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
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?
! 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:
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
'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.
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
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.
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
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
AppaUebU v?. Wise. r.< \. ? ??'?? hla
East Stone Lap it, .Notion, at Es?t
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
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
Cooburil vs. Norton, at Notton.
E i^t StOnb Gap vs. Appalachla, at East
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
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
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
There Is No Question
bid tb o indigestion nml the aistraseu
feeling tvhicn always goes with it ca..
be prOmotly rcliovcd by taking u
Ik ford anil sft-r eaeli meal. 2">c a l>o\.
Kelly Drug Co.
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.
Work has been completed on
the highway between Washing?
ton and Now York, not nece9
? sarily, however, between Wash
iington and Wall Street.
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