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The Big Stone Gap Post. VOL. XXIII, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA]" WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1915. No. 14. Summit Hill Mine Fires. Conflagration of 62 Years, Many Times Checked, Breaks Out With Renewed Vigor. Summit Mill. Carbon County: Mthpugh it was believed that the Burning Mine 11r?? here had been cont|uered, it has hrokeu nut aitow in the vicinity of Met'ready's old mines with in creased activity. The llnmes plainly eau he seen at night is? suing from the earth, and nre drawing many people here to see i ho sign!. The mines bore have been on tire for the last. (52 years, ami ihirillg that time millions of dollars' worth ot cool has been reduced to ashes, while many millions more have been spent by the Lohigh Coal and Nav.i gation Company, the owner oft tin1 land on which the mines are situated, in lighting the tire. For m!>ny years waterI was pumped at a tromendous oosl over the entire burning! mine area from down tu the! valley, hut without avail. Next the company sank an immense concrete wall iu front of tlie fire, deep into the earth, with the hope of checking it. This nlone cost the l.ehigh Coal, and Navigation Company more than -1,000,1100. Not long ago the old workings aud caves on clOSO proximity to the lire wer.' filled in in order to prevent the tire from getting draughts, but the task of extinguishing it Rooms hopeless. Kverytiting passible is being done to prevent the fire from jotting into the large rieh veins of anthracite running through the Panther Creek Valley, bo iow the burning mines, as it would then follow through the entire valley and consume millions of dollars more of coal, Mr. McCready until several j ears ago was running a small colliery near the burning mines, but was compelled to abandon operations because of the lire breaking into his mine. The lire is in close proximity to this borough, but it is said then- is no coal underneath the town. At intervals there was very little evidence of any lire, and it appeared as if it had been conquered. <>n account of the uibterrancan heat, snow and ico are not to bo seen on the irett covered by the mines on lire, and at some places wild Mowers anil vegetation may he '?? Ii even during the coldest weathdr. The burning mines are local nil only a very short distance front the place where anthracite I coal was originally discovered Ii) Philip Qihter, in IT'.H, and w here a inouuinont to his mem ury is to he erected shortly.? Manch Chunk (Pav) News. Farmers' Club Organized. I hi Hie night of Mutch :11st til s p. m. at Plat < lap school ii' iiso a farmers' Club was or? ganized will, Morgan Moiling, president; Henderson Moiling, vice-president; ?hd J. N. Mill man, secretary and treasurer. The school house was full aid ilie audience was enthusiastic as Farm Demonstration Agent Stiles made a plain talk on the advantages of farmers getting together and studying to im? prove their methods of farming und maintain the fertility of their soils. Another meeting was called for the night of April l?th, after which the club will have regular meetings once each month or more often if it is deetned necessary. NOTICE. by order of the Town Coun? cil, all persons that are in ar rs with their water rent will ??*-' cut oil' by April 10th without further notice. P. H. Barkon, Treasurer. Fatal Shooting 10 Year Old Negro Boy Uses Shot Gun to Settle Quarrel. A fatal shooting occurred hero early Saturday morning when Kmmet Simms, colored, was shot and fatally wounded by another colored l?>y, Ras comb Korguson, in years old, who doesn't look hardly largo enough to handle a shot gnu ' The shooting took place at the home of Oliver Furgusou < lx*t-) t.er known :ih Rooty), the fath? er of the hoy who committed the crime. The trouble came up during a quarrel between the two hoys ami it is stated they exchanged a few list blown and the Ferguson boy getting the worst of it grabbed a single barrel shot gun and shut Simms before he could interfere. They were only a few feet apart when the gun was tireil ,-ind the entire charge entered the left eye of Simms and crushed his skull. lie was taken to the oflicc of Dr. W. O. Painter, where the wound was dressed, uud he was removed to the home of .1. \V. William?, a colored man lining across the dummy bridge, and where hi' died at I o'clock Sat? urday afternoon. Simms was 17 years old and! hail been here since last fall working for the N i e k els Grocery Company us delivery hoy, ami had made his home with Ferguson Boots His father. Win. Simms. who lives at tntermont, came ami look ? charge of the body. The Ferguson lad was arrest? ed and lodged in jail pending i> hearing. He claims he did the act it. self defence, and bad warned Simms repeatedly not tu abuse him. Farmers' Institute. We have arranged to have two day of Formers' Institute ineetings in Wise County, July 20th anil '_'1st, and we would like for our farmers to begin to think of just where they want those meetings to be held. We will have speakers o n "live stock, soil fertility, horticul? ture and hog cholera. W e would like to have these meet ings at two places in the coun? ty where most interest is being shown and where the largest crowd can attend. It rests with the farmers to tell us where 'they want these ineetings to he held. The meetings are for yon so let's hear from von. .1. t \ Btji.ks. Big Coal Combination Formed at Ashland. Ashland, Ky., April 2.?At a meeting held today in the "Hi ces of Ilager & Stewart, law? yers, steps were taken looking to the formation of a j>;),600,00fl coal combination to include the Letcher Coal & Coke Company, tho Stemp Coal Company, the llaly Coal Company, the Henry Coal and Coke Company and the Kentucky liiver Consoli? dated Coal Company. Those present at tho meeting were: Johnson X. Camden, Congress? man 0. B. Stamp, D. A. Lang horn, Mrs. .lohn C. C. -Mayo and W. S. Dudh v. Death of Mrs. A. J. Stitt. Mrs. A. .1. Stitt died on last! Wednesday morning at o'clock at her home above the V. & S. W. depot after a year's] illness of tuberculosis. She was about :in years old and is sur- J vived by her husband and two boys, Lester. 10, and Robert, S.I she was a faithful Christian, having been a member of the , Baptist Church for 15 years, i Not only was she faithful to hor church but just as faithful in believing that it was her, duty as a Christian to do the will of her master at all times. > Funeral services were con-! ducted at the residence by Kev. Wm. Uobinette and interment took place in Oleucoe Cemetery at 4 o'clock Thursday after noon. Base Ball. Results of Games Played Sat- ( urday in the Wise Coun? ty High School League. Tin? l?g Stone <in|> high school team was scheduled in play at Cnoburn Saturday, but Owing to the cold weather, the game was postponed. However the other teams wert? not to he, hampered by the chilly wcntlw er and toughed it out. Norton played Hast Stone Gap al this place and defeated Last Stone. 1 I to 7. Kach team scored twice in the tirst inning hut later in the name Norton scented a lend which they held for the remainder of the game,! piling tip six scores in the liftli frame, fluni, tin- Haul Stone I (lap pitcher, was yanked at this static, am! Witt replaced him. who nerved up such a ptt/./.ling ball thai ten of the Nortonit.'s wore strikeout vie. tuns, lie also cut in with a homer in the ninth willi one man on base. Norton has a good Reitling team and support? ed their pitcher in tine style, pulling down some very diffi? cult Hies. Inning? I 8 ? 1 '? (I ; 8 0 IC II Norton 8 ? il 0 It <> 0 8 0?14 11 Kaxl St.Unp ?-' n ii a " a 1 -'- 7 l'2 Itattrri.s Nor I it -Meadow* anil] .loiiea; Kaat Storni Gap - llunl. Win .md lluwlo. I nipiira ?Mi't'orkli. and lin'i-ii. The volley hall game between the Kast Stone Gap and Norton high school uirls was played ill Kast Stohe Gap lind resulted in a complete victory for Hast Stone Gap by a score of :',.! to 7. The Appaiaeliia high school team defeated Wise at Appa? iaeliia by a v. core of 12 to 0. only (ivo innings were played. Carnes Makes Good in Virginia League. The following is what one of the daily papers in Norfolk, Va., has to say about Allen Cltrnes, (I local hoy. who is try? ing for a berth on the base I all leant at that place. It seems certain that Garnes has made good which we predicted he would a few weeks ago: With almost, three weeks left before the opening of the Vir? ginia League season, .Manager "Red" Mc.Mahon, the hustling leader of the Tars, lias about cut Iiis large list of plavers down to tin- regular number, thirteen, and it has begun to look like"Kabhit" l ames, the licet young outfielder from the Appalachian League, has won n regular place with (lie crew. Since Alexander's shipment to Portsmouth for P'oiles, the Tar leader has had his eye on the youngster. A Family Reunion. Mr. and Mrs. George I!. Marts entertained (he Marcs family at their homo here in the (lap! Kaster Sunday, which consists of their mother, Mrs. Sarah Mans, and their two sisters. : Mrs. Glidtl Cornell, of Savnn I nah. (ieorgia. ami Mrs. ( 'has. Hale, of Appalacbia, The parlor was decorated for the occasion with vases tilled with white carnations, roses am! sweet peas, also the dining room where an elaborate and' very delicious course dinner was served. This is the first reunion .Mrs. . Sarah Marrs has had of her three children, and all of herl fifteen grandchildren, so the! day was spent very joyfully. ' Her children am! grandchildren [who were present were: Mr. and .Mrs. George Marrs and eight children, .Misses Latin;,. Nidi, Ruth and Joan and Mus? ters Koben, Dan, John and -Maxwell: .Mrs. Gilda Cornell nnd I wo children. Misses Keita and Elizabeth; Mr. and Mrs. ('has. Hale and live children. Misses Mary and Hope brown nnd Lloyd Brown and Miss Georgia and Master Charles Hale. The United Daughter- of the Confederacy will meet Wed? nesday. April the 14, with Mrs. K. K. (loodloe. YE ART?NECESSARY. A wedding of much surprise, which i? announced itftor it so crct cif woven weeks to the most intimate friondfi of both brido ami groom, is that of Miss Sarah Lnliu Necessary, of Clinchport, and .lames Mack Ycary, of Ksserville. On Saturday afternoon, i-'eh rnary 13, 1315, the brido, who at that time was teaching in the Ksserville graded school, left on the Interstate train, friends thinking she was going to her home at Clinchport, bill instead stopped in Appnlachiu at her cousin, Mrs. Wolfe, ami awaited the arrival of the groom, who was to come down on the 8:30 L. iV N. On being asked by her cons in, Mrs. Wolfe, ''Where she was going?" remarked, "She was going down to Cumber-1 land < lap to see about a position J offered her." ? hi reaching ('umherlaml (lap, they were met by a close I frietid of the groom, and at once secured the license under the laws of Tennessee, repaired | to the parsonage, and as the clock struck twelve, in the presence of their friend. Rev, fair and wife they were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, each being the other's "Valen? tine." < >n Sunday morning they motored to M iddleshoro, had dinner, spent the afternoon with friends, leaving on the .'? o'clock tram to return to Nor- j ton. At Penningtott Qap to their surprise they were met by I Miss Virginia Slump, Miss| Necessary's associate teacher, but she supposing they had 1 been to Jonesville to visit Mr. Yeary's home, did not suspect they they were married. * >11 reaching Ksset ville, each went to their respective board? ing places, taking up their duties as usual on Monday morning, not disclosing their secret. A week later the bride's brother. II. II. Necessary, visit? ed her ami was told of tint mar riagC, but promised t0 keep it a secret until her school closed March 12, and they came to her home on March 11th, one month from the Iii.f the marriage, and there in I he presence of the ! family, after first making sure there were no objections by asking the bride's mother for! her hand, they made known their marriage. Airs. Yeary spent three weeks with her mother, leaving blaster Sunday mid a "shower of rice" for Ksserville, where they will reside for the present, and where the groom is assistant superintendent of the Rssor (loke i lompany. The groom comes from one of the oldest and best families of Lee County, while the bride is (be youngest child of the late .1. K. Necessary and Annie Necessary and has taught most successfully for the past few years in Scott ami Wise Coun? ties. They are followed by the best wishes from a host of 110 quaintnnces ami may tlieit married life be a happy and prosperous one. Democrats Have Full Ticket in Dickenson. Kreeling, Ya., April J.?The Democrats have a full ticket in 'be held for county offices at the ensuing election as the re? sult of the recent meeting of the party leaders at Sand Lick. The nominations were as fol? lows: Vor sherilf, Klkanah Stanley, for commonwealths attorney, Judge A. A. Skeen; for county treasurer, James (J. Me Fall; for commissioners of the revenue, Eastern district? Claude Owens, Western Dis? trict ?A. J. Edwards, Frank J Cheney .niikr? oalh thai he la irnlor parini-r ,,f Um Hun ..t r J cii.-ii... A Co.. doing Imi?Iii-?? In i'.i.- City of To? ledo. Coontv un.l Stale nforesald, . thai paid firm will pay the ?Um M ?NH UU>fl>KEI? noi.l.vus f..i li .i. i ery ca?e of Catarrh thai rnnn.il he i-urc*1 by the use of II VI.I.'S CAT \ 1:1: H Cl IIH FRANK .1 CIIRNRV Sworn to before mo and sulwrrli..*.! !n my prenence. Uiij 6th day of I??comi...r. A. D. IBM (Sun a. w oi.?:ason. Notary Public. Hall's Catarth Cure It taken Internally and acts directly upon the blood and mu coua surfaces of tho ayatem. Send for testimonials, free. K. J. CHF.NF.V A CO . Toledo. O s .1.1 by all Hrumrt>ts. TCc Take Hall'a ramliy Pill? tor csnitlyailon. A Jonquil Tea. Circle No. 1 of tho Woman's Missionary 8ociety gave a .Ion quil Ten at tin* home <>f Mrs. J.| H. Matliows Friday afternoon from three o'clock to six foi the benefit of missions. Tho parlors and hnll wore beautifully decorated with vases ami howls tilled with yel? low jotiquils and streamers of yellow and white crepe paper. The following program was rendered, which was heartily enjoyed by those present: A recitation by Miss Miriam Tay? lor; a vocal solo by Mrs. Isaac Taylor; an instrumental solo by Miss Nemo Vineyard; a duet by Mist es Dorothy Owens and Bruco Skecn, ami a duet by Misses Nemo Vinevnrd and Mary Baker. The guests were invited into the dining room,where (he color scheme of yellow und white wns tastefully carried out in the decorations. Delicious re? freshments of sand wichen and tea, followed by ice cream and cake, were then served. As the guests were leaving the dining room, Mrs. Matliows pinned a beautiful yellow jon? quil on each one in memento of t he occasion. Among those, who wero pres? ent during the afternoon, were: Mesdames Owens, ('ox. A. J.j Wolfe. I.owry. Skeetj. K. F. 'I.',..Hoc. lt. T. Irvine, Montier, Bostwick, Carter, Flanary, Benedict, II. I'. Young, W. A. Baker, Mabaffey, Garnes, M. R. McCorklu, Daughterty, H A. Alexander. Irliv Nickels, Kin ne t Nickels. J.'ll Ilagy, 0. C. Long, Moaguard, Marvin Kelly, il (' Taylor and Alpha Marrs. Miss,? Mary Itumsuy, Mary ? 'onner, ( ieorgia Host wick. Em? ma Duncan, Rosa Cole, Irma Orr, Ruby Kemper, Mary and Margaret Blinn, Rachel Craft, Nemo Vineyard, Rosa Bruce, Madge Money, Janet Bailey, (Miriam Taylor, M a r v and Thelina Baker, Maine Drown, Margaret Garnes, Man Blair and Lucile Martin, Dorothy !Owens, Bertha Mabaffey, llrtiee Skeen and Rev. .1. B. Craft and .1. W. Rush. Sir John French Lauds Lec nnd Jackson. Field Marshal Sir .1 o h n I French; commander of tho British forces in the field, in an I ! interview with Frederick Pal? mer. Associated Press corres? pondent, paid tin- following I tributes to (lenernl Robert E.I I.e.. and General Stonewall! .1 nckson i Tome General Jackson \vns| [more like Cromwell than any other leader of history, a he roic, martial figure whose won-| del fill career came to the hap py close :? soldier desires in the hoiir of victory. I have follow ed all his marches and battles j with unflagging admiration. He had the religious exaltation j 6f Cromwell, his dash and tie termination, and his ready strategy and the genius of in -pinup his troops with his own j indomitable spirit of energy Hut of nil your commanders, I poliert F Lee, in his patience, his resource, his poise, his soundness of judgment and his possession of the qualities of iiigh command in all emergen? cies, is foremost, in my opinion.1 Reward. fifty dollars will he paid for illforma ti.m l. idhiif to tlie ?rieht 4iid eniivirtiou ..i i.\ Collier, who left nig Stone Oajj, Va . in October, mir, with Cora Field*.! Last aeon at Bristol', Tcnn, Collier is six feel ami one Inoll high, ?lim, nhout 30 ' vr.ii. old- dark complexion, black bnlr, I mole iui point of chin, the third .?: on] lea hand la atifT. Cora Kleids, about 1? years old, low heavy set. lair akin, rlvci feet high, bail a tnab looth on left side of i mouth. llr.MiY Kiki.ii-, adv. l adet. Va. I Yes?Many People fcuve told us the same story?-distress nftcr eating, gases, heartburn. A Tl&Sik ?TSaZf before and nfler e-.ich meal will reliev? you. .Sild only by us?26c Kail)' Drug Co. Jack Johnson Knocked Out. Havana, Cuba, April ."?.?Jess Willard, tbt> Kansas cowboy, is the new heavyweight champion of tbt> world. Ho brought bank the title to the white race today when he knocked out Jack Johnson, the uegro, in the twenty-sixth round. More than 17,000 persons saw Johnson go down to defeat from a territtio right swing to the jnw which stretched hini out for the count. Johnson hail fought a cotili tlent battle up to the fifteenth round, his famous "golden smile" playing upon the spec? tators during the clinches. Then ho began to tire. But to the spectators it seemed that Wil lard also grew listless. In the twenty-sixth round Johnson was slow in responding to the bell ami Referee Welch had to warn him sharply. For seventeen rounds John sou seemed to bo complete muster of the contest, his gen? eralship and bis remarkable strength standing hint in excel? lent stead. Tin? old master had no difficulty in dodging the wild swings of the white man. He fought craftily to save his strength. In the twenty-second round it seemed his vitality left him because of hard pace which he carried throughout the early rounds. Then bis giant plainsman opened Ins heaviest attack anil in the next tew rounds curried the light away from the black man and toppled him over with rights and lefts to the body and blows to the face. When Johnson crumpled up on the lloor from a tierce right swing to the jaw the crowd burst into the ring. Soldiers cleared the ring. Johnson took the referee > count while laying on tho ropes, but the moment after Referee Welch had given the decision the former cliumpanion got to his feel in time to escape the wild rush of excited spectators. When Johnson, the black man, went down before Wil lard, the white man, the van? quished heavy weight was just thirty-seven years and live days old. the same age as Bob Fit/.simmona when he lost the heavyweight title. Willord is about ten years younger than Johnson, ami thus the old adage of the ring is justified. ''Youth will be served." BARACA CLASS ENTERTAINS Saturday night from eight thirty to eleven o'clock the Bu raon Class of the Methodist Church gave their second de? lightful and enjoyable social in the building recently vacated by W. W. Taylor. Table9 were placed around the room on which the evor in? teresting game of Book was played, followed by the guess? ing of advertisements,in which Miss Mary Brown, of Appn lachia, won the prise for the ladies, a box of Xunnally's can? dy, and Willie Buker won the hoy's prise, a tie, for guessing Correctly the greatest number of advertisements. The boys served delicious ice cream and cake and were going to serve punch but unforiunute ly after the punch was already made they discovered that gas? oline hail been in the tub in which the punch had been made. This was one of tho most en? joyable parties that has been given in the flap because* of the congeniality of eVOry one prea? ch I There are forty nine mem? bers of IIib Baroca Class of ! which K. P. Barron is teacher. There were over seventy rive, i present at this affair. ANNOUNCEMENT. ' To the Voters of l?g Ston? (Jap: I hereby announce myself a> c-tmtiiU.v ! for the olhcu of Treasurer of tho town of Big Stoni; (Jap, at the election to be held June sth. I earnestly solicit the support .of all voters reirarrtfesa of j^rty afillia Ulons. If elected to thU office 1 will en j itcavor to perform the duties thereof to the liest of ray ability. Yonrs very truly, !; II KKVNKDY.