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Mrs. Sh>(t'i? nud daughter, of Clifton Forge. tire visiting Mis. K. L. (.-riser. .Mr. aud Mrs. Kufus Peters, of Brifttol, Va.j spent Bastor hure with relatives? Mrs. P. L, Dickenson spent Sunday at Wise with lier brother. Miss Kuili Lichliter visited friends .-it Norton Sunday. On Tuesday Airs. J. s. Me. Council entertained al dinner Misses Angy Manning Taylor, Fllen Kergren und njosdnuics M, J. JlnlT und K \V. Bolley. The Appalitohin volley hull j arid base null tealhs were botb] victorious Saturday in the gamer, between Wise nnd Appn lachin, Considering the whith? er there was ll very gnud erow.l in at tendanco. Mrs. K. 1.1: Mouscr is con fined to her he.I with grip. Miss Tuvlor. accompanied by .Mrs. Hot?, h ft t..r Uichnioii' Ft hlay morning. BESSIE 11. STAGE llr?-in ll . i90co(kI daughter -?f .' A Mid O, K Taylor, was b?tit at falcott, Siinuii.r t'oiihty, WcRt Virginia, April IS IBSS where she resided ??UI, witli lu r parents she rotnoreil to Hie Stone Hap Virginia, win iv sho spohl lier earlj girlhood day's, From liiere, the fnmllj again im.vi .I to the plaeo of hci birth, where the) remained until l'.'iiT. when] they reinoved to Ihli state, coining ?1 n lo Granite Palls, whore deceased, nan united in nuirrlago i" 1 laihlo si i . December 3o, llUO \Vlien but a yo >? gill Mr* Stngri lintted ?Iii, die M I rhtuch. South, of which ahc retiialneil a faithful member to the ilnio "I !" ? death. She was an bouored inomhor md offiocr of the ltoy.il Nelghbori Reiktai a host of Intimate friends and j ae<|iiatntsnecs, diHteaaed leaves to mourn herauddciidemise, a buataiud and little] ton, u father, i?" tmdhers and two) xiateia The father, .1. \ i'ayletr, aiu| sisters, Mrs Ada K N'or'ton, and Misli Anna, are reahlculs of Grault? Falls, while one Lusher. Kd 0 Taylor llyei al tilg Stone l.'ap. Virginia, ahd the other, II. G, Taylor, lives at Ballluk, this Mate. I The sudden taking away of deceased occurred on Saturday evening, Marob . nth, about .i..h> o'clock, death resulting fhim < liild bittb. ris> funeral and Interment look place Tuesday afternoon ai .' ?' l o'clock The remain* were taken fmin the famllj homo, Is'lug proceeded h> a procession or Royal Neighbors, wcarioo, the badges of Ibolr order, and six ]>all bearers, each ladeiietl with a'beautiful floral piece hf moat elegant and appropriate design, and j followed by carriages bearing the M>rh>? Inn relatives to t be Congregational ' Cliureh,whichtlrueiuixi was Inadequate] hi capaclli to a,ioimiiisl.it?' the host l sorrowfid blonds, who gathered ihcre to pay tIn-11 last sad roapofl* to the in. morv ' Ufa sundered friendship, Heailttfiil and, appropriate music by a -a let choir pre seeded and followed a ?holt but liupn - 1 ?Ivo sermon by Rear. W, U. fair the1 triendi were given an opportunity to tons: | Upon the la, e of their dear, lost friend for the laat time oil ibis earth, mid the proccasiilll ihm marched past the hier, aurrouiuled as It was iiy a profusion ol ?lowers, provided by torlug hands, was . lad ein-, ami tlioe.yc4 that conhl restrain te.vra weie in the minority. The service throughout sraa indeed a wry tondoi and Uitidhillg our. and many, no ?ioibt, left the sieue with a more kind and cWlta trsur, sr*r ?r.?r xr?r>r KfCSCft <:? "TSR Do Not Strain Your Eyes ? i A ^ by trying to read by ^ r.' poor liRht. Why not 9 i.-. find out what electric 3 I' A tv lights will cof?t? They A J; aid safe, clean, no R trouble or worry and -2 K easy on the eyes. N % y. We will wire your A |V ^ ?,' house on easy terms. A % Invi.-.tuiate. I "- ' s YwvW Valley Li^lil t iklNer Co. S A Big Stone Gap and App.ilachlR. Va. hie frelln? for his fellow UM. tutprraciil took, place ?? the cemetery at this pl.,'1 Uestlo Sls^e oonili. ri-l hrr friends by ?11 who knew iior. Her rtiarictetr waa of real worth, .nid hrr sweet a?'l lovable dbposltlon endeared her (0 ?II with whom the.came In eoulacl She ws? i steadfast friend, an obedient (laughter, auil a kind and loving ?rite and mother. The III tie sun ami bereaved huaband still sorely miss'her,Tor hk I* indeed herert, who baa lout stielt a mate, and dazed by! Diu sudden crest shock, ho docs not, ns yet, lulls ieill/o the loss of her who laid down life in obedient observance of the divine injunction Hi* many friends syiniu'hi'f with litni in bl- cunt rrdafor tu?o anil sorrow In belay compelled by an. overruling l*rtivldeneo In lay all his carthh i>>\ and happiness In Iho ?.itfiit loinli Urea I llilbj (Wash. I Exchange Meeting of Field Managers. \ mooting of Iho Held nianii' vjors of Ute, Appalachian School Improvement Foundation was hold ul the ttadforil Normal on Friday, March I2.nl I o'clock p. in., with iho following mini, ugbrs present: .1 K. Carter, of .loneaville, Loo Counts: J. N. 111111 ii: i ii. of Coehurn, Wise I toll 111 s : A. \V, Slaii, of (ialo t 'it \. Scol t t '.unity . It. II. Far? rier, Of Newport, t.iilos County; ? I F It.Smith, ol t'hristialisbtlig, Montgomery County; K. .1. i 'oohiy . of I hthlin, l'ulaski Cquhty; F.U. Keglcy.of Wythe v ill, . Wythe ( 'utility; Ouy F. I Cltrr, of t ialax, <! rav son ('ona- i IJ ; .1. I.ee Cbx, o| "Woodlawn, ( .ii roll < tonnt} . and I-'. I. I hum, | (if Hin ml, Klainl ' loutlt) . I'lie llicdtihg iv;m presided I over by Iii .lolio Preslnn Mr | Council, president. Bcports sselo made Iis I lie malingers! present and ;i report of the counties not represented was given by Frol W illiuin Ii. < lib burl, secretary of the founda lion. The reports show thai Rpoak I era representing the foundation IttlVO averaged more than one! address a day in the twenty! Counties in the western end of| the stale since Ith of last Jills j Plans I'.o addresses and ca? lci lammen!-, are made through! the licld managers of the Heere \ Inly ol the foundation. These otllcinls seleel such . pcakcrs ns will nieei i he special local needs of lit" community which 1 asks foi a speaker Bcccully al number ol udilresses have been mad. the organization of! Corn Cluhs, School Improve men I Leagues, Workers Coun-I eil . in Sunday School . I hi So curing Funds for the BuildingI School Houses, and addressesI to (tivic t.'lubs. Woman's t tilths, j tin Patrons' Day, and Celebra? tion of Washington's Birthday, and before various teachers meeting. .\ large number of calls are now heing made lor speakers fur the closing of schools. No charges except that of actual traveling expense are required to get any speaker on our list A Its! of the field managers whose names do nol appear! above is given below, Those] desiring .penkers should com municate with the local field managers, or with the Kec.ro tu? ii F.asl Budford, Virginia.! W. A, Anderson, of Leban? on, lillssell County; J, IC. French, of Clintwood, Dicken? sou County; W. L, O w n bey , of (itlindv, Buchanan Count v: Miss I. \l Kvans,o,f Kicltluhd*i Tazewell < 'onntj ; \\\ (). Marl in. of Newcastle, Cmig County; illcnn I. Crosvgoy, of Sitgai drove, Smvthe County; I. I. Kapel ls. of' Floyd, Floyd Couh ty; F. I.. Bruce, of Boitins, Botetourt County: i i !. Mull man, of Boouoge, BoUnoke County, and Phil D. Morel..el:, of F.niory, Washington County Do Nut Gripe We hnre n plenanhC I i.vative that will liut >lo erbat you want a to do. \\<- -:! thousan I- .,( them and we 1 have never eeen a better rciucd v for the I UivreU. Sohl only by ua, lo (.cuts. Kslly Urug Co. - Cattle Disease is Nearly Wiped Out. Washington, l>. ('., April Virtual eradication of the liyi stock foot and month scouiage in the United Slates was an pounced today bj the Depart? ment of Agriculture. It was Said t hat >'\c,.pt for a herd of cattle near Syracuse, N. v . telegraphic reports from throughout the country showed the disease wiped out. Figures compiled by the de parimeiit ?how that 124,111 dis? eased annuals b a v e been the outbreak in October to March 2ft, last. It was pointed out, however, thnt the total loss could not he estimated ulonc by the number of animals killet!. Interferences with the operations of stock yards, the quarantining of infested re? gions and other precantinary ! measures, it was said, had caused indeterminable losses. Only a few infected herds have been reported since March ?3ft, il was said, and all of these had been slaughtered. Concerning the probability of future trouble from the disease, a Statement front the depart? ment said: "Although the infected ani? mals have been killed mid buried, it is by no means cer? tain that all possible means of cnnvevilig the infection have been destroyed. Iiis consider ed inevitable, therefore, that more animals will lie stricken, but these should he only spor? adic eases, which, if promptly reported, can he taken euro of in time to prevent further se? rious spreading of the disease. "The f2,fiOO,00() emergency fund which Congress placed at tic disposal of the secretary of agriculture to combat con? tagious diseases, ofllciuls of the department said, virtually was deplete,I in tiuaiicillg the Will' tigatiisl i he disease. "Preliminary estimates place th, nctll il .t to tlie federal government of animals killed hooause of the plague infection at hetweeii two and three mil? lion dollars. The government paid only 50 per cent, ol the value of the animals slaughter hit, iin states, in most cases, re imhiirsing the owners with an eiptal amount. " l ie- tni il value of animals : killed both by the stale and' federal authorities, therefore, would he hetween live ami siX i million dollars " A Convalesrent i a food tonic that will rapidly -, i tide prescription which we s in minuend for thnt purpose. Kelly Droit Co. Some Don1ts For Sloniach and Liver Sufferers. lion t take medicine for your1 Stomach ailments morning, i. and night, as usually such medicine- only give tcinpoiary rrilief and mi:.ply .ligest the, food ih it happens to he in the: Stomach. Don't permit a sm-gical opor-j ulion- Thero,is idivaya serious dltllgi i in operations and in | many cases of Stomach, Liver and Intestinal Ailments the knife can he avoided if the rieh: remedy is taken in time.! I ?ou t gp around with a foul; smelling breath caused by a disordered Stomach and Livery to the discomfort <if those you Come in contact with. If you arn a Stomach tu (Ter-1 erer, don't think you can notj be helped; probably 4Vorsc e.ises j than yours have been perilwiti'-j eh tlx restore,i by May'r's \Vbn-l derful Itemed). Most Stomach ailments are m du!) caused by a catnrrhnl i'.iiie n Mayr's WonderfulI Itemedy nut only removes the! eatarrhtil tniicus, but allays ibej chrOtiic inllammul ion a n d assists in rendering the entire alimentary and intestinal tract antiseptic, and tills is the Ree ret of it-, marvelous'-iiecess. Don't suffer constant pain and agony and allow \otir Sioniach ailments to physically undermine yoiif health, No matter how severe your disc in n he or how long you have Pains and Aches Caused by Kidneys a'.1 ':.i.: : '.. some .lincaae |it'CU llai Iii. Jr .-? \, w lien often ihe liatli .if.il imictv Iii cuuxvl by weak ?>. ..i kidney* Housework, r.. I'.ik . - taelory work may .'?'c, ?ml dlmy i-:>. 11--. I mil eye?, not* muscle*. ? nlored or scanty urine, *ler|, dUtoil'ln* hlad.t. r aliment*. I ls'tinmllitfii er ?Mabctca may result. W/n \~ .- I l lneya ore ?trenn un.l 1 . - out from tliu blood i . out v attu matter. When . ,.r ovcrivorkc.l they lie.?t a i . ti, clean II,cm out end l .i. .i. Hon. Pel*/ Kidney : \pr. ??iy '"r lie >i.i '>??? ? liltxolrlng ?!l rsiljonnua ? . i I uric acid il,ut Lkika in t and munclrr* and w eterii.i- and atrenetlien alorv-d-up. Inactive kldntys. TtmUKund* ot men .i 1 IU Sil I?ill in of Ilia count/ leSliri m ilia ?-.?adorfully vaiiafac i It- e.rv hav* bad from lak Injg V(,Uy Kidney i illa. Mutual Drug Company Ulg Stono Gap, Va. suffered?one dose of Mayr's] Wonderful Remedy slmufd con vince you Unit yon can be re? stored to health again. Mayr's Wonderful Remedy lias been mkon and is highly recom? mended by Members of Con? gress, Justice of the Supreme Court, Educators, Lawyers, Merchants, Hankers, Doctors. Druggists, Nurses, Manufac? turers, Priests, Ministers, Kami crs and people in all walks of life. Send for KKKK valuable booklet on Stomach Ailments loUeo. II. Mayr, 151-160 Whit? ing Si., Chicago, III. Mayr's Wonderful Remedy is sold by leading druggists every? where with the positive under? standing t hat your money will he refunded without question or ((nibble if < >N K bottle fails to give you absolute satisfac? tion, -ndv. U. S. Had Bit* Exports Dur| iug February. Washing!. D. C., April .'. ?American export commerce for Kobrttnry exi.ded by ???ion.. I.."Oil the business recorded for that month in any previous year, according to figures given mil today by the department of commerce. The total for the ninnili was $208^727,757, nguinst fl7:i,020,l46 for February, 101-1, and $108,81-1,32(1, for February,' 1012, the previous high record February, The excess over! imports for the month was] (iija.ctM.iioo. February imports totaled $125,123,301, against $148,044,-1 77<l for the same month in 1014. | A review of tie- eight month period ending March I. 1016, shows that imports have de? creased III.2 per cent, and ex? ports II.7 per cent., compared j with the same period of the proceeding year. The result is! a net favorable trade balance for the eight mouths of $677, 705,278. Cold imports for February were ?12,720,402^ against ?Jos,s.-,:; |n February. Cold ex? ports wero$l,7S3,146, as against r!'"s.77s.ooii a year ago. Coal Land Holding Companies Form Merger. correspondent to the daily pap states that the merger, of a half 11?>;-.? -ii coal land hold? ing companies into one great three million dollar corpora I ion has j ii sil been effected al Lex? ington., Ky., preparatory to the immediate development of im mouse walnut tracts in Knott, Letchor, Leslie ami Perry coun? ties, Kentucky. The companies to he merged are the Kentucky Rlvoi < onsol idatud Coal Company, ih - Italy Coal Company. I he llarvy Coal and t oko Company, and the Slemp t 'oal Company, the latter I company now being the owner of a large part of the stock in each of the other companies. The m w company, which will take over as a holding company l he im .rest of all the other companies, will in- know n as the Kentucky UiverCofporn lion, ami will be incorporated under the laws of the Slate of Virginia, Those present at Iho confer? ence yesterday included Hon. 0. Buseoui Slemp, of Big Stone (lap, \'a : former I'llited Stales Senntor J, -N Camden, of Ken? tucky; D A Lnnghorne, of Virginia; W S Dudley. J. W M. Stewart, of Asbln'nd, and John K Buckingham, of I'aintu ville, Ky., tin- latter being closely alliiiated with the John 0.0 Mayo interests. With the incorporation of the new holding company, a tract of one hundred thousand acres of coal laud, all of which is in a compact territory, will be opened up for w iuii one of the members of the conference It" med a "consistent develop, nn-iit." What Is the Best Remedy For Constipation? j This is a question uaked uitnany times . fach day. The answer is We guarantee them to bo satisfactory to you. fcsMd only by us, 10 cents. Kelly Drug Co. People who recently regarded enforcement neutrality as a handicap are now beginning to co in u a valuable asset. CoMs should b; "nipped in the bud", for if allowed (o run unchecked, serious results may follow. Numerous cases ot consumption, pneu mumi, ?'M,J other fatal dis? eases, can be traced back to a cold. At ihe first sign ol a cold, protect yourself by thotoughly cleansing your system with a lew doses ot THEDFORD'S BLACK the old reliable, vegetable iver powder. Mr. Clias. A. Kagland, o> Madison Heights. Va., says: 'I have been ustn;; Tltcd lord's UUck-Draught tor stomach troubles, indiges? tion and colds, and bud it to be the very best medicine I ever used. It makes an old man led like a young one." Insist on Thcdlord's, the original and genuine. Ii-67 First Aid Manual Health and Educational Aitth tlioritics Preparing Text for School and General Use. iiichmmid, Va., April 2.? To carry <nii the legislative requirement for the teaching of lirst aid in tin- injured in the public schools, ami to furnish brief information on the sub? ject for general use. the State Hoard of Health und Education! ate engaged in tie- preparation of a lirst aid manual. This will be published early in April ami will contain, in uilditioh lo information on the treatment of injuries, etc . a huge number of SUgg08|iOUS for the preven? tion ot accidents. A feature of the bulletin will lie a number of illustrations o n ft i st a i d met hods post d by t he hoy seouls of Uichtuond. ANNOUNCEMENT. I hereby announce myself a candidate let tlie utliec of Town Sergeant at the election io be hehl June s,i, jr elected to thia oflleo I propose to atlentl to both cemeteries both colored and white, freo of charge and let salary formerly paid me i.ii fills work go to Improvement oil he cemetery; Irelected b? this dfllce I w ill pcTorm all ditties to the host of my ability. Your- verv truly. \V. II. itnlMis FOR THE SENATE. To ilia voter* of the Second Senaiori.il OlKtrtet coiiip?scd of the Couuttcs of l.ee. Scott and Wise: 1 horoliy announce my candidacy for Siiiat.n hi said district, subject lb I he will of the Republican f'ouvonUon. I desire lo atata that (if nominated ami elected I will serve the ?hole people of my district in the liest or my uhility. The support ami influence'of all le most earnestly solleiled I. M G?OOI.OK, lllg Steile Ii lp. \ a Sanitary Dry Cleaning ami Pressing Company THOMAS RPOKNER, Mumiger Altering mid Repair Work. Fr?lich Dry Cleaning Pats of all kinds Cleaned. Blocked and Kelrimmed. Ail goods called for and deliver, .!. PI tone No II '- rinfrs j Corner Host lib St. und Wood Avenue ; BIG STONE GAP, VA, J. C. CAWOOD BLACK SM ITH 1NG Dig Stona Cap, Va. Wagon and buggy work A Specialty. I have an I p to-date Machine for polling on Rubber Tires All work given prompt attention. i Doctor W. A.-Baker Big Stone Gap, Va. ?Utile In llambleu lltothar* stoic Residence I'hrac 11. Office Phone 16, ?mm Schedul? in Effect Nov. ?*>. l'.n i IjK \ v k N <) UTO N -h i.-, ?, ,, ;, I.ym lil.mg iinl Intermediate ,n Hon?. Pullman sleeper Hluctieldi Philadelphia vi? Uageratowu, ?t?] i Pullman s'eepcr Koanoke to Uifk. * nmnd ami Norfolk. Also coimectkayi'i at IliucAeld with train* w, ?, Pullman sleeper to Olnelnuati ??l ( iiltnnbus. I.KaVK Noin'ON?t}::to p. foi North. Kant iimi Wcat. LEAVE BRISTOL?Dully, 0:40 a ?, for Kant Itsdford, lloanoko, Lyncfc lung, Petersburg. Richmond , ,. Norfolk. I'nllman 1'arlor i ?r ;,, Richmond,; l*ullniah sleeper Itm. uOko to Now Yoik via llagcnttnvi mid llnrrisburc. o:itu p. m, Tor Norfolk ami intcnncdUt? points,Pullman Sloepera to s rfou 1:88 p. in. and 7:55 p. in. (limited n.m trains with pulluuulsleepers to Wa*k ingtori, Baltimore, PhlUwIolpb , Now York via l.ynchbmg. I iocs make lotial slops. 13:111 p. in. daily for alt point, ? Krlatol and l.ynchburg. Connects*! Walton at 5.40 p. ni. with the St. Louis Express for all points >.. northwest. If yon are thinking of taking a Ini YOl w?nt quotations, oheapcat.fan ? liable and correct informal ion. aa Ii routes, train schedules, the most comfort uhle and quiekest way. Write and Ibr iiifonnation is yours for the asking, v.iil, one of inn complete Map f olders \V. t ?. Sm smais, ti. p. .\ W. II. Ill v ll I. Pass. Traf. Mgi , Koanckc V , V. & 3. W, Railway In Elfecl February 15th, ten. I I.A \ f.s up. STONE (JAP So, 2 dallj n.tu in. for Itristol si" tcrmodlate points 1'ullmau pln-pri Ixmlavlllo to Bristol. Connccti nltl N. A XV-, for |Hiiiiis Eist and Sou. it foi (...Ints south ami West. No. :l dally, except Sunday. 11:11 a. in, for Si! i holes and Int o i m ?d I Hi |K||||I-. \.i I daily . except Sunday. 3:17 p in foi lliistol and intermediate points i 'oil. iiccts with N. >V \V. tor points tail i onne. is at MocoasiOn Hap . ?! train No s for Hull? (Sap, It - - \ llle and inlei mediate point I'..i additional Iiifonnation applj u nearest Ao.nl ..i w K, ALLEN, Ooucral Panscuoei Agent Rrlstol. Teni W. S. MATHEWS, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Omcenii Kir-t K!onr Interment Building tilg Stono Gap, Virginia. ClOai Alt'IUI.m lo OlltCtlotli as.t I'rollll.l MssllMi D. F. ORR, i>iv>?T'ri?S'iA. BIC STONE GAP, - VA. I lUlco in Polly Hulldiug, Olli -i. Hour.?S to lv! a. in.; I tu fi p. in. DR. G. M. PEAVLER, Trent? DIbo.ibob of tho Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, BHISTOL. TENN. vV'll ho in Anplanchta Third Friday In Each Month. ?MTtMB-1 Dr. C. Honeymiti DENTIST BIG STONE GAP, VA. Office in Willis Uullding over Mutual Drug Stole. Will l.e in I liii.-hpori ovorj Saldnlal MAYO CABELL Attorney at Law, Intcrntpht I'.idg. Ill(| ST?NE OAP VA Uli. It. MnRAE ECHOLS. Osteopathie Pliysicinn ... i ?Uli. e. New KIS-A i lid 27. 1 i Uesldclll, New IMMI.1I, All classes of disease siiceis?fiilly treutc Snonial attention glreii to Stilt Neol j lleadaehes. Indigestion, Adenoids. Hp la, 'I'oilHilitls and nil net vous troub to ll Interstate lluilding Bristol, ? ? Tenneuec Dr. J. A. Gilmer Physician and Surjteuu i >l TU T. Over Mutual Hnig Bt?t* Bier Stone Gap, Va. DR. THOMAS K. STALED Refractionist. freals diseases ol the ?>c, Ear. No* and Throat. Will be in Appalaehia KlItST KBIIJA in each iininth mill! II I'. M . BRISTOL, TENN.'V. NEAL & MASTERS General Blacksmith Repair Work. Holler and Machine Repairing. Ilor-e shoeing a specialty. Wagon and liugx Work. All work given prompt and cat ful attention. _Big Stono Gap. Va. FOX & PECK, Civil and Mining Engineers. Big Stono Gap. Va. Harlan,Ky Reports .nutestimates on Octal nntl Tim !> ?;? I an.I-.. Design sm! Plans of t'o.vl mei Coke Plaiiis, Laud. Hal) mid and Min Kiigiuie.rlng, E'ectrtn Itlue Printing.