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The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL. XXIII, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. MARCH lO. 1915. ^ = No> ,0 Kentucky's Coal Fields. Industrial ami Commercial Developments in the Val? ley of the Cumber? land River. (3i*cltil < ?.?rro?i.l.-n.-.. Mnniifiietiiivrti UicM.rdJ Tin-upper Cumberland Itiver of Kentucky is eoiiiiug into h?r own. A low year.- ago. when the narrow valley was pructi oally unknown; I he Ijonisvillo & Nashville Itailway Company net a hellt plans for I he const ruc? tion of the VYusiotn & Ktaek Mountain I! lilroinl, from W i-.i oto loo miles into Ihn bohrt Of the Upper Cumberland Itiv'er coal Hehls, passing through the lone; neglected town n( Harlan, witii a population at llial lime" ? if about 7(10 people. The con ktruction work was begun as scheduled and the line iuslied iim rapidly as possible m com piotton, the road pussing through an almost impeuetru hie i.in tili 11 section rich in cbnl ami limber. Sii.ce die completion of the Louisvillo & Nashville branch, the whole of Marian county, comprising an area of over 700 sipnire mill s, has become*an immensely rich industrial and commercial sec? tion, eoal developments and ex tensive lumber operations he. iiig numerous throughout tin county. Within the pa-l h months several short line branches of the road have h.1 extended up the different trib? utaries of the Cumberland Kiv er to reach new eoal beds, upon which are today numerous thriving eoal mining plants and timber operations. Perhaps one of the largest oi the eoal developments ill the new territory is that of tlloWia cousin Steol Company at lion ham, near Poor bork, that he nan its development before the Wosioto .v Black Molmtnin Itaiiroud was completed. The plant is owned ami operated ex olilsively by the Wisconsin Steel Company, and has been prosperous since the day the initial shipine is were made It. is operating two veins of coal, running 8 and 11 feet in t hick ness, solid coal. Benimm grew up almost "over night," 20 miles from the nearest- railroad point across tile border 10 Virginia, from where most, of the building ma? terial was hauled, and met with a remarkable rapid growth. 11 Wits the first -'over night" city hllllt ill the whole Kastel 11 Ken lucky coal field. Its construe linn was well planned, ail the buildings and streets having been constructed along modern lines. Kjoctric lights, water? works, and one of the best Voting Men's Christian Assb C.iatinu buildings in the cofiii try, were among the modern conveniences. Other coal-operatingcompan? ion of .Harlan county are: The Harlan Coal Company, The Cumberland Fuel Company, The Kepilblic Coal Company, The Martin's Kork Coal Com pany, The Harlan K110I Com? pany , The Wilhoit Coal Coin puny, Harlan-. I allico Mining Company, The Poor Kork (Joal Company, Kentucky Harlan Kuel Company, The Low Ash Milling Company , and lllimur otts others. At least ten of the operating companies ate in close proxi? mity to Harlan town, both above and below, and 011 each sitle, all of which have brought pros? perity and it remarkably rapid growth to the town during the pastTivb years. As a resultj the town of Harlan has had most rapid growth; Ali this development has brought mil? lions of dollars into Harlan county, a large part of which was spent in and around Harlan town, and the people of Harlan have been awake to the situu l ion, taking ad vantage of every opportunity. They have donb ly profited by it. Kr?nt a strug? gling little town of about 700,1 forty miles or more from the' nearest, railroad point ? Wasi? oto. Harlan has, within a little mure than 18 months, become one of from fl'SOO to 4000 people, all working to one common e.ui ??to hiako (larlan the very best town in til6 State. During I'M I. despite the Stilling of htisi ness conditions ol Iho country, 11.o Inn limit a ili>/."ii or more good substantial b u's i n hs s blocks, completed u $25.000 church building, tit" beRt in Ifiasicrt Kentucky, a :!.">. nun suhc.nl huihftmf, llml ?II Acad? emy ? 'oi up i.i 111<?? 11111? 11 <? iii" i i i " litiilding. hundreds of li in* rcidonee.s, did a .considerable amount of street imi>rov.MiM?ttts, ! i>|.il ll"W St reels. i.iii I i loll" , 111.1 in" ?'XC.ll lllgi'R.elettl | IC I??! Ills, ? ?ic Tin' town is mm ndver lining fur w.it.-r works, ir.d of. I fers the best iiniueciui-nis Mini nullit possibly lie given liar Inn's Commercial i'liii>, - ig hi. tjtod early liiiil year, lias f->r il. I alognn: "'Pan thousand people for Iliirlan by th" middle of thn year IIM"/' Marian bus Olio of th" host depots in Kimtorn Kentucky.] got a I church ami school build? ings iiriil streets, three strong tanking institutions, wholesale houses, !J0 t" I" largo retail Stores, III ill bor ami planing mills, local ami long distance telephone,wood working plants, eto. tlood roads arc heilig con-j Btructctl throughout the county as rapidly as possible, while hrillgeri arc being built across I the streams, every nyailubh I dollar of the county's funds hi. mg put intORUCh improvements ! It i> likely that some tune din? ing the year l'.'l? the county i will call a road bond election, I an great interest i- inahifostetl in road building, and llio qut'H tion is sure to COtry. During the past year the town of Glinde Baxter, Nolans j hnrg. Poor fci'orlc and other*. I have sprung up, and all are health) youngsters, having coal milling industries of note The largest of those is Poo* Kork, a splendid trade and mercantile center in the upper und of the county near I'.euham The upper i luiitb irltiutl ftiver coal Held comprises Harlan and a part of Hell county, and ox tends for over 100 iniles along tin- t 'umheslaml ftiver, hemmed in on one Ride by the Big Black Mountain and "The Pocket" I section of Virginia, an exten? sive coal Hehl, on one side, and 1 the Kentucky Klver and u ! tributaries, another onlensively I rich field, mi the other, while immediately hoypnd its bead >vaiers is a rich coal section of i \\ is.hhty, Virginia. This ! section of Virgiitju is undevel oped. lieillltllll, the terminus of the Wasioio <v Black Mourn itain liranch of the Louisville .V Xaoliville, is nlmosl 20 tniles I from the Virginia line at life I headwaters of the Cumberland. It i-s and has been planned, lever since the Louisville ,V Nashville w as completed, to ex? tend the road on up Cumber land River, through a part of Lelchcr county coal field into Virginia Krom the Virginia I Inn >lei the line would pass down j Pound Kiver, one of the bead i tributaries of l he Big Sandy, j The road, as proposed, is to fol low found Itivur to '.'The I Breaks" at its mouth?its junction with the Big Sandy I where connection would he made with I he Carolina, Clinch ! Held & < ihio, lately completed j from ICIkhorri City, Kotilucky, li> lianle, Virginia, forming a I most important connect ion with the South Atlantic sei. jcoast ports. The distance is about 60 miles, and besides 'making an important connec? tion, it would open for develop incuts an immensely rich coal and timber Section along and contiguous to the Kentucky V irginia border. W hen busi aoss conditions of the conntrv 1 is thoroughly righted it is more than likely that this extension I will be a certainty. Through the efforts of Mrs , ft, \V. Molly a 15 iraca Bible (Mass has been organized at the ' Appalachin Baptist Church and the members nre quite enthusi? astic over the project. The 1 officers are: Mrs. It. \V. Holly, teacher; Charlie Polly, presi? dent; Guy Seavcrs, vice presi? dent; Joe Dickcnson, secretary and treasurer; Creed Polly, re? porter. Hustling committee? Henry Siphers, Charlie Polly, Jtin Dickeriaon, Willie Brother tbu and Orlando Amhuigv Tim nowly organized, class ex? tends a cordial welcome to all who wish to become members ?Appalachin Progressive. ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL ARCHITECTURAL SIGHTS Grid view ol Graeco-Ronian colonnade extending 1,100 feet before the Palace of Finn Art*. Pnnamn-Puctflc Interna, tlonal Exposition, tit San Francisco, and curving in 11 graceful B.wcep along Ute shores o( Iho Flho Arts lagoon Sur? mounting these pillars arc beautiful figures of won/en gnxlng Into nn urn. oxpresslve of Art anil Iteauty. Krlc Filer Imune is the designer of those groups; Over the foliage- and foreetatldu of tho Fine Arts lagoon can be seen the Half Home of Philosophy ami tin- grand central dome ul the Palace of Education. Quarantine Proclamation. Against States Where Conta? gious Foot-ahd-Mouth Di? sease Exists in Cuttle. Sheep. Other Rumi? nants and Swine. i Whereas, ii litis been determined by the I iiilcd j-itutc* llurc.ni iif Animal In I dust ry, and notice lias becu iluly given t<> I the State Veterinarian of Virginia, thai the contagion-, commiinh-nhtc ilisease. known as l-'ool-aml-Mouth Disease exists in live stock in I he States of ? oimeetleut. Delaware. Illinois. Indiana, Iowa. Kan se, Kentucky', Maryland, Massachusetts Michigan, Moni mi. \.? Hampshire \e? .leiioj New York, i ?hi... Pcnnsyt i vniil i, lllimio Island, and Wisi oiislu mil j Whereat) hy authority conferred by IScutlorr In'M), paragraph I. of an act of .lie (ieueriil Assembly approved .March 1*2, I1KM), authorising llie Virginia State lilvcStiMik Sanitary Hoard to establish and maintain Kllell quarantine against all .tagldus disease* nireetlug live stoek in oil,e, States, .is kahl Hoard, may deem ni.ss.ii\ to protect the domestic anl mals or tills Slate, said Hoard has issued such order establishing quarantine against Ihn Stales hereinhofori named Now , iliiiroforo, I. II <' Sin nl. Hovel 11.1 \ Irgiula, llli hereby il.s-l.irc the Slate of Virginia quarantined agalnsl the Stales of I 'onnectleiit, Delaware, Illinois. Imhaiii. Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mary land, M.is.s.11 Ini.selts. Michigan, Montana. New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Votk. O|ilo, Pennsylvania Hhotle Island. and \\is..sin. No eattlo, sheep, other riitnincnt* or swine, and m> hides, skiua, word b.ir horns ? ?> hones of -.?.I.I inals shall lie liioycil into Virginia from any of Wald States rot '"> purpose ittilil tins onlei is oilieialiv rescinded or mnill tled Hay, straw or similar fodder, beet pulp, and bags ,.i similar containers used for slock feed, ilu) lid received Iii Virginia I'roiu quarantined State?; from an as dc litied by bureau of Animal Industry, I uiled Stair s Department of Agriculture, ? Mo l ii. il 01 "Restricted" . provided that the uw'itei of cohaigiibr shall Ii ml tile an utlidavli with the t runs; poll.Hi..n company it point ol shipment certifying that llichay, straw or similar fodder or beet ptllp, was harvested irr ?Modiiii il " ,.r ' Restricted" (iron I'rovided, further, that waybill is en doiicil with the statement tint the aftl davit aforesaid Won tile at point of ship? ment, a copy of which aflidavlt shall also he attached to said waybill Hrovidcd, further, that waybill is en? dorsed that II statement trouj the Hun-ail of Animal Industry, t inted Stale- De partm?nl of Agrle?ltiire, is on tile at the olDcb of the transportation ? oiupnny issu? ing salil waybill, certifying thai the conn ly in w hich such Shipment Originated Is ; in ''Modified*' til* 'Heat ruled'' area on ! date of said shipment; ami giving the name of the county, a copy of which 'statement shall als., accotiipaily said way : hm. No hay. straw or similar fodder, or beet pulp, or bags, or similar containers used for stock feed, from any area classi? fied by bureau of Animal Industry, United States Department of Agriculture, on date of shipment as * Closed" or -*Kx po-ci area, shall be received in Virginia. [ All modification* of the original quar? antine against all live stock of the'States ib,ne mentioned arc hereby revokerl, and absolute quarantine is hereby declared against all live stock, either for Imme illato slaughter "t otherwise, comhiol through "i from tlni States named in this| pnH'lamaliiin, lucluiltng iiImo live |?>i?ltty I of all ktlills (livcii tiitdci my hand, ami iindcr.tho l.csser Seal ?f tliu Commonwealth, at Richmond, this tin? twenty sixth day of| r?brtiary, Iii 'Ii" year of ">ir honlonul III.und iiinii Immlreil and llftccn, aud : of the Commonwealth Um one hundred 1 and thirlv -titllt.il. II C. VII WH III II .1 VMI'S. Secretary of tlie Commonwealth. Republicans Mold Convention at Norton dilti Nominale Candidates. i Norton, Va.. March ? Tin Republicans nf Wise county j held their county Convention In n- toilay in the Town Mall for, the purpose of nominating [candidates for tl.lection this I fall. It was perhaps tin-most lurgclx attended convention : held I.- in years. The hall ; was packed to its utmost ca Ipaeity, and including delegates j and visitors, it was estimated i that fully right hundred rcpiib j In-ms word in town, i The meeting was culled to or der hy its chairman. Mayor 'I' M. I'eppotjrj of this place, who made a short speech, predicting a great victory for the replihli cans in this fall's election. Af? ter this the work of nominating candidates was taken up with i he following result--: Sheriff, W. If. Addington, ol Stonega; I Commonwcaltli Attorney, C. B. Motlorlrli', ot Appalachla; Treasurer, H W. Ifollv. of A|> j palachia; Commissioner of Kev lertne K istern District, t'. K Bevine, of Hurricane; Commie [siouer of Uoveiitid W estern Dis jtrict, W. c Stewart, of Mhsi Stone < lap; Supervisor of Rich I mond District-; ?'? Proseott, , of Big Stone t lap. No nomina? tions for supervisors were made in the other districts of the , county. NOTICE. 1 To ill parties who have not paid their I'.M I taxes Y?.Ur taxes are now due and have been since December 1st, lul l. As you all know, this is my last year as Treasurer of Wise Count y, ami in orderte meet my final settlement [ must collect all outstanding tuxes. All taxes that are not. promptly paid will have to he collected by levy. In order to avoid i he necessity and cost of levy. I urgently request that you call at once and make set (lenient with me or my deputy in your district. Ii V. VV?HtavORl), !l 12 'Treasurer Wise County Do Not Gripo Wa hnve n pleasant laxative that will jii'.t do what you want it to do. We sell thousands of them aud wo have never seen a better retnedv for the bowels. Sold only hy us, 10 cents. Kelly Drug Co. Civic League Notes. Now is the time for the house ceper to think of house clean, mg, hut how about outside the house: Don't forget (hot hack porch that has boeu negleoted through the cold winter, and all the outbuildings, to sa> ! nothing of the had; yard, us well as the front yard and gar dens. If one bus animals, cows, hogs, etc., there art' their Initia? l's and yards to look after also. | A rake and hoe put Id good use n ill liidp a bd <" gather up old and decayed Vegetation as well as all the refuse from the 0111 buildings, for soon the dies will be coining <>ui of their winter quarters. W hen all, or purl, is cleaned up, a light coal of air stacked lone sprinkled all over, will I.I great hem lit to Vege? tation, helping to purify and make all the more sanit?r) when tlie heat of the summer sun comes Lei on-' ami all. rieh and I.r, do at least a little right now to help our town that is naturally so beautiful. Don't forget the btick \ aids ami out Shooting at Dttffield. Aged Man Killed Instantly Duiliehl, Va., March ?.? .lessee Bowens, aged 55 years, u.i- shol and instantly killed here tonight by Otto Uiles, while attempting to separate Hi lea mil his son, William Bow ens, who Were engaged in a light. Young I'?<?wens was shot 11. the right arm. 11 is said the two young men held n grudge agniusl each other ami when they met near the depot tonight at about 1):30 o'clock, they began lighting. It was a I this stage the father tried to intervene ami was shot through the heart. 1 iiies is 2*2 years old. He es? caped from the authorities; ?ho an- seouiing the country 10 h arn of his whereabouts. Bo won is Survived by a witt aml six children. It's Great For Balky Bowels and Stomachs. We want till people who have chronic stomach trouble or con? stipation, no matter of how long standing, to try one dose of Uayt's Wonderful Remedy ric dose will convince you. This is the medicine so muny of our local people have been taking with surprising results. The most thorough system cleanser ever known. Mayr's Wonderful Remedy is sohl by leading druggists everywhere with the positi ve understanding that your money will he re? funded without question or quibble if ONE bottle fails to give you absolute satisfaction. PanamaContest Will Close on Wednesday, April 7th. The contest for a free trip to tlio Panama F.xposition which has been in progress for the pits! few months, conducted by the Kelly I'rug t'omaoy and The Pig Stone (Jap Post, will close on Wednesday, April 7th, and the name of the winner will be given in the Issue of The Post of April Uth. Four weeks yet remain for tin- candidates to work for votes, ami it is possible for change's to be broUgbt about in that time l>y candidates w ho hustle. The exposition opened a few dttys ago. and it is snul tobe the wonder of the age. To vis. it San Kraneisco ami see this greai exposition is a prize well worth w01 king fur. The candidates and their friends should get busy, as only a short time remains in which to win this great trip Blue Grass Fair Circuit. The Who ritui fair Circuit, comprised of the fairs in th? banner counties nf the blue grass.belt of, the Appalachians, Was reorttanixed foi the currant year in on en* thUSlasUc meeting of the officers of the Association, held at the lllne Sulphur Inn si Paul, on hist Monday live COIIIIticS ?cre represented: l.ee W ise, Scott, Kussel! and Tat enroll, The following ojttccrs were elected for the yeat President, H I. .Mcl.cinnrc, Wise. Va. Vice-President, W K Ullmer, Lcbau on, Va Secretary sin) Troaatirer, W, U. O'Urion, 'I'azewell, Va; t he following were selected as the dali's tor holding the lairs this fall: hec COUUty, Heek of September I'Jth. .1 i> Woodwanl, Secretary, Joneevltlo, \ I Wisei county, week of September Huh. I II llolyrleld, Secretary. Wise, Va. Scott uoupty, ?eck of September -tilth. K <? trillion, Set rotary, flato city, Va. Ituskclt county, week of i lutoher ;lrd. tV i. Ullmer, Secretary, Lebanon,. Va, Tai-ewull county, week of October lOtli W . i.. n'lSiieu, Secretary. Ta/evtell. Va. As . ..r more of the counties wish to bold a four clays' fair, the selection of the days of iho week on which the fairs will be held m.is left open until after the next meeting ,.r the executive committee of ihe various fsirs. h was resolved that no gal shows or percentage games he allowed on the grounds of the fair members el'this cir? cuit. All member-, of the circuit present ail vised the outlook good for a baiioor fab 'his t il! Tazewell Rcpubtlcaii. Mr VWhh Teaches Soldier Boys First Aid Work. J. M. Webb, of Birmingham. Ala., an efficient instructor of mine rescue work ami lirst aid work of toe (Totted S ates Bureau of Mines, instructed 1 ompany El, 2nd Infantry, Vir? ginia Volunteers at the armory on last Friday night in the lirst aid-to the injured. After a few remarks by ('apt. Bullitt, Mr. Webb spoke to tin hoys atioilt. how tirsl aid work should interest the soldier as welt as tho miner. His instruc? tions were plain and the boys showed in u c h interest. For over an hour Mr. Webb demon? strated how to bandage differ? ent Uimls of wounds at different parts of the hotly and explained j the care that should bo taken lie also taught several ways to make a stretcher. The soldier boys listened attentively und w a t c Ii e d with interest Mr. VVebb's many demonstrations ami wo are sure the boy's profil ; od very materially by the in Istructiona. CARD. In behalf of myself uud fam? ily, I wish to express our sin? cere gratitude to all who so 'kindly aided tis iu the death , and burial of my beloved wife, ' anil especially do wo thunk the gentlemen who so kindly plac? ed their ears at our service. ti. W Wtx.