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The Big Stone Gap Post.
V0L~ XXil!' BIG STONE GAP! WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 14. 1915. No. ,5 Nineteenth Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Big Stone Gap. The organization meeting of the Executive, Committee for thin year wna hohl <>n Monday night ami plans were made wild the view of making our celebration this year one that will be long remembered in Wise County. The plans were to make the celebration dis tiuctly novel ami give to the people of this section something they have not seen before in the way of athletics and udncn-j liontll feilt lift's as well OB sensn tional features ami amusement programme. At the annual meeting held! last week, ni which time offi? cers woro'elected, the meeting authorized t he new officers toi eo the limit in expenditures and not to hesitate to spend money to give the people of this section a corking good two days of pleasure, on duly 2nd and Mrd, ami with this authori? ty given the Executive Com? mittee, you can assure ail lov? ers Of good sport ami amuse, men I to make their plans to celebrate July Ith with us on duly 2nd ami SJrd. About May 1st announcement will he made ? if arrangements perfected by that time. The committees ap? pointed for the celebration are is follows ami their chairmans tire requested to get their com-1 in it lees together as soon as pos. | sihle and work out the plans for their respective work and report t n President Casper. Additional committees will he appointed as needed. OKKIOKIIS li. i!, t :ts|H't. prcsldoiit, k. Dronuon, 1st vice president i a Ollmcr, JJndvIco president, -i It. Waitiplor, treasurer, ii i' Vonuk, secretary bxEoi Tiv.e i dmmittei: l: I! i 'aspor, chairman, I!. Rrcmtcn, vice chairman V. V fllantou, Karl Stoelir, It. b. Taggtirt, i. IV. i lialkioy, It II Alsovei . t S. latter. < t. Duffy, Stoncgn, Va i O.MSIITTEKS advertising II, It. Alsover, chairman; il S Knight. ii R, llcncdlct, 0, 0 i.k. ii i' Smith, i It. Taylor, I'll llanimonila, Win Mathcwa, Vlylon Motiser, Oouahl Prescoit, Win. Ilaker, ( i M eie. 11 . .1. iv Horn,.). K. Taggnrt, Kookcc, \ a H.A. Alexander. I mho ?leu Va . B. r. 'fate, Osaka, Va ; s. .1. ilundry, Stotiega, Va.: i. ii Howard, Penhiugloh (lap, Va -1 r lleuitricka, Apjtatachia, Va Win IliiiTman, hiinan, \j_;i:,',. Kiiiior. Ithickwoml,A'a.i 0. E, 1 irlmfrighl, Appalaehta Va.; t. .1 I tutor, Keokec, \ ii : John K Siiajip, st , si Charles, Va,"; I'. M lloteiihcrrv, I Inf. Va. Vttraotinns a ml Privileges?K a r I Stoelir, chairman: .1. It. Taylor, (J, S. > arlcr, Ii. I). Alsovei llaao llall?I'. V, Rlaulon, chairman; ?; II Taylor, W, il. fainter, It. II. i liiaticc- E; Prescoit, chairman: J. II Wamplor, M R, McCorklo, C. V. Illanloii, A. b. Witt. i ii lil sp ots ?Ii, B, r'o\, chairman; u II Peek; K ?rannen, K. C. Taylor, Iscj Horton, K, IV Morrison. Mayo IVUhMI, i> It Kayers, J. II. ITagy, E. I'. i Hi. II K Taggnrt, .1 II Avers, ii. b. - ilfriilge, Ii ii Price, Jr., 'i. li SOUtll Wird. Herman?M. K. Kelly. Chairman; il. ? McKormn, E ?rennen, James flaut, John Pox, .lr lirounda?11, K Rhoads.chairman; ?. '"? Sayora; U. C. Kelly. W (J, Shunk, Uairett Seoti. Horse .Show?.1. A. i Himer, chairman: W T. Hoodloe, Hampton (Miter, 0 R. uowyer. Jaihea Johnson, Millard Elaoary, 1 lley Venry, Henry McCormick. Interpretation?II. A. W. Skeen. chalr i r llullltt, Otis Mouacr, It. T. Irvine, It. A. Ayers. It. It. Parker. Mii-.ii -r. I-' Itlanlon. chairman, W A Owens; M. K. Kelly. S. I). Roland. Prizes?0. 8, Carter, chairman : Karl Shiclir, II. O. MoKcrran, It. l>. lUker. ' 1 > ""lii-an, I.. I), t'ettit. Ilallmad Italer. und Special Train!?II. 1 Miller",chairman) M. II. orabcr, W.I 1 Alsover. J. W. iliintiicr. < E. Cnrt * righ t. Tennis?W, T. Alsovcr, chairman; E. ?rei.mii. I.. T Winston. .I K. Tagtfart, ?)? -M. ijoodloc, 0. V. Coohran. New Railroad, Muuohuster, Ky. April in.? j The w it r k on tho standard; Kiiui;<' railroad between Klnr-, bourvitlo und Manchester is ex? pected to t'omiueneo before July i This railroad is to be built by Pennsylvania capital? ists, W. I>. Boyoi and K. \V. Qerbeurt, who agreed as a representative of n railroad eon tractor to build name if Clay county would secure frCO right of-way ami ^0,000 in bonuses tti be paid tyhon the road was completed ti> Manchester Tho right-of.way has been secured also the f?O.OOO as the deficil of about $5,01)0 wtis quickly sup. [ plied at a meeting held Satur? day at which Judge 1?. V. Lit itle presided as chairman and O. I'.. Donnely ns secretary. Hover and Gerheart were im I media to jy notified thai (May county bad complied With its part of the contract, and steps are expected to be taken at one looking toward the commence? ment cif this wurk. .Messrs. Hover and Oerhearl w ere inter? ested about two years ago in, Glny county timber and coal. Clean Up Week Let Us All Unite to Make Big Stone Gap a Clean 1 own. With tho assistance of the good women <>f the Civic Lea? gue why hot organize n ??('lean Up and Puint l'p'" nampnign, and make Kig Stone (lap tl bet ter home town, now? Here's a brief plan of action: Hold a meeting to lisciiBs the matter and to organise for an effective mid thorough nampnign. Kleci or appoint: i me man and one women as directing heads ol tho general movement. A cominitte on public build, ings, stores and otlice buildings. A committee on residences and outbuildings. A committee on streets and alleys. A committee on parkings and planting. A committee on painting and repair work. A committee to interest the school children. A committee to supply teams for removal of rubbish; Captains and lieutenants of working crows for each day of the campaign. Here are some of the things tobe done during "Clean l'p and Paint Up" week, and to !>?? Continued thereafter: Clean up lawns, gutters,-hack yards and alleys. Kuril or haul away all garb? age and rubbish. Prime shade trees: plant trees on lawns and parkings. Kill up dangerous and un? sightly holes in vacant lots. Itepair fences, gates, porches, screens, windows, etc. Tear down old, worthless and unsightly signs. Make children's guldens in vacant lots. Tear down old, worn Olli awnings and put up new ones. riant dower garden a n d shrubs on la (VS. Spread disinfectants in germ breeding boles and buildings. Whitewash cellars, barns, sheds, etc. Paint store fronts, porches, window sills, screens, etc. Let's get busy and make P.ig Stone (Jap the cleanest anil healthiest town in Southwest Virginia. A little fresh paint antl the vigorous use of the scrub brush make morals cleaner. The Foreigner in Coal Mining. (Ihnrlestnn, \\\ Va., April 10 ?"So much bus been tmiil i about the foreigner in the coal I mining industry that an out siilcr would la- tempted ti> be? lieve that tin- average mining town has mi oilier class of citizen,*' said a well known coal man recently. "While il is true that there are a great many <if them em? ployed in the coal mines of this i state -the last report of the i mining population giving 28, ."?s:t foreigners ns against t'.', !.">?- American employes, they nre by no means undesirable residents, for with few excep? tions, they are law-abiding, linnest and frugal. "In the tirst place the for? eigner in America must be just n little bit ahead of his class at honte, for in some way he man? aged to save enough to gel here, which shows hi.- superi? ority. And he must Inn,- inn lotion, for he has come to the hind of the tree to earn more than he can make at home, and in nine cases out of ten | till)} ejej.I to return home to enjoy the independence their' savings will give them. '"As a rule, they are devoted to their families, ami in their associations stick close lo the members of their own race. They are usually good workers, and outside of the numerous holidays ami Saints' days they observe, they are anxious to work. Their customs are some? what different from our own, and in the polyglot population of a mining town many queer customs are observed . but taken altogether the foreign miner is an industrious one, and attends to his own affairs if let alone, and is not a menace to any community. As is well known, he is an important factor in coal mining, ami (he industry would sutler without him." Extend Electric Line in Southwest. I'.ristol, Va . April s -The I Kleet ric Transmission Com? pany, the chief stockholders being 'Chicago capitalists, is extending its transmission lines to various parts of the South? west Virginia coal Holds and across the Cumberland .Moun? tains into Kastcrn Kentucky. This company was organized by Ii. I.. Dtilnney, of Bristol, a few years ago, and a large power plain was erected at the pit mouth of die Black Mo'un tain mining operations. The current is produced by the use of waste coal from the mines, so that it is a thoroughly eco? nomic principle. The largest operations to contract for this power recently tire those involv? ing the properties of the Sto nega Coke and Coal Company, which is owned by the Wentzes, of Philadelphia. Additional units tire being installed in the plant from time to time, und it is tiie purpose of the owners to eventually carry the current as far west as Cin? cinnati and Chicago; .Mr. Dti I Inney, the original owner of the plant, had in view the running ; of transmission lines across the Blue Midge into the Carolinas, with a view to supplying the cotton mills of the Carolinas , with electric power, thus elimi I outing steam plants. Whether I the present owners will under? take this remnins to bo seen. Mrs. Bailey Wins First Prize in Golden Gate Contest. An event of unusual interest in Ihn Unp closed on last Wed? nesday night nl 11 o'clock, when Mrs. S. A. Bailey won the lirst prize, n frei- trip to the Panama Exposition at San HVnncisco, and Miss Cora Mit? h?lfe)' won thi> second prize, n $50.00 Victrola, in the Golden Gute (Jontost, conducted by the Kelly long Company and this paper. The* contest from the very start was between Mrs. Bailey and Miss MahatToy, the other candidates entered in the race failing ti> lake an interest in the event, and they wore soon loft behind in the light for votes. I lut ing t he last woak of the contest the tight for votes by both of the leading candidates was quite interesting, and not until tho final counting was it ci rtnih who had won tirsi prize Notwithstanding the deep interest taken in the race by the candidates and their friends, the contest closed with OVerv-t body in a gootl humor, und the! candidates pleased with the prizes they received. The (inal counting of the votes showed for the two lead-] iug candidates the following: .Mrs. s. A. Bailey . J,t:;c.,:it:, .Miss Cora Muhall'ey l.SO.'I.O.ll Radford Nor? mal Notes. Miss Willie Voting, sind.'lit secretary of the Sooth Atlantic! Field, spent two iluys nl th. Normal School recently confer ring with the leaders of tlx V n u it g Women's Christian| Association of this institution The Association plans to send] four delegates'to the Studentf Conference in North Carolina| in dune. Miss (initiier, representing] the missionary work of the i o.ttng Women's Christian | Association in India spout few days nl the Normal Sei.I last week. Miss Guiltier, whih home on furlough this yuar.l plans to visit a number of| schools and colleges in the South Atlantic b'teld. Slu-gave interesting talks dressed in native costume and illustrated them with pictures and photo? graphs of India. She also hail on exhibition in the Voting Women's Christian Association room a number <>! curios, etc. Miss Kayo .lames' piano slu dents gave a charming little recital in the auditorium Thurs? day. These recitals are largely attended and very much .'ii joyed by the students of tin Normal School. W. c. McCarty, Uurar V. M.| C. A. secretary for Southw< Virginia, with headquarters at' the .Normal School, spent Tues? day in Kichmond in conferencel with the State V. M. 0. A. Bx ecutive Committee. I>r. I. P. MdConnoll, who is a member of: this committee, ulso attended! the meeting. The contractors for the new dormitory plan to have the dormitory ready for use by the opening of t he Summer Normal, j June It. This new building will materially increase the dormitory accommodations of' ; the Normal School. 8tste of Ohio, cm uf Toledo, I Luea'a Cuiiniy. I Frank J. CIS.y mat . .. oatli that h, I. tenlur partner of lt.- Ilm, uf I' J. Ch<: ??> A Co.. dolne business In tb? r*liv ..f To? ledo, Counl>' nml Staff afmvMiM I that sali) rirni Mill pan the ?um of ONR HUNDRED IKU.I-ATtS for oni I ?ry case of Catarrh thro . um. i ... . . by the use of iiALL'S C vr vault Cf'lllt FRANK .1 i'tiik.NKV -Sworn to before m., nn.t sin. , my pr??*nee. tills stli day ?f I', rniivr, A. D. MM, (Stall A. W OLEASON Notary PnMle. Halt's Cuarrlt Cutr Is taken Intsnvally testimonials. F. X CHRNRT * CO.. Tole.li, Sot.1 by nil Drunrtsts. TV . Takt Haifa Fsmtly rills for . jr.tllp Base Ball. Results of Games Played Sat? urday in the Wise Coun? ty High School League. The rarest exhibition of good base ball playing ever witness? ed hen-, or probably in Wise Comity, was ployed Saturday afternoon at this place between the Big stone Clap and Bast Stono Gap high school tennis. Sooi ing runs was out of the question as a batter was lucky to get on lirst base. For thir? teen long inhipgs the boys.) battled for supremacy, but the opposing pitchers were i o p Strong, batter after batter swinging wildly at their shoots in vnin, the majority striking out. The most interesting part of the game was the pitchers' duel between Kelly und Whin, who were, no doubt, the real i heroes of the occasion, honors I being equally divided us near as possible. They hsd twenty three strike outs each to their credit, making a total of forty six hatters fanned during the entire game. Besides being very effective in the box thoy nlso secured two hits each out of tile live hits recorded. Kelly had splendid control, walkiqg one man. while Wllltt walked six. Itig Stone Gap threatened to score in the ninth with a run? ner on second ami third with Kelly, their heaviest hitler, up. lie sent a hot liner down the left field line but the hall lund cd mi foul territory by a few indies, and later ended the agony by striking out. One East Stone liap player reached third base, but neither of his team mates however were able to bring him in. At the finish of the thirteenth Inning the score stood ii to o ami the urn pires called the game on ac? count of darkness. Many hose ball fans declared it was tin best game ever played here, hillings I .'3 1 5 II 7 S II in II li l.l II. s li II II II II II II II II II II II n o K S. I.. I) n (I n ii n li a n n n n II Hits ? Itig Slum- I lap IjuiI Sinuc Gap, 3. Krrora Itlg Hume (lap, I !.i-t Sinuc Gap, a Struck ."ii l.\ Kelly, 33; by Wltltt, 1KI llaaca on balla-nlT Kelly, I: Whltt, II Stolen loses - Itig Stone (lap, II Kisl Stelle (lap, 3. I inptrea- H oik- and Stuwart, The volly hall game took place just before the base hall game between the Rig Stone (.lap and ICasI Stone Clop girls I and was a close and exciting | game, which was won hv Ivist Stone (lap. AT APPALAOHIA I'.ase ball Norton, 7: Appa lachiu, i. Norton also won Ihn volly ball game. AT WISH Base ball?-Cj o n b u r n. 35j Wise, .,. The volly ball game was also umi hv (ioeburu, Birthday Parly. Miss Irene Draper ontertain nd a number of her little friends Saturday aftern ;on in honor of her eleventh birthday. Numer? ous games were piayed, ufter which delicious ice oream, cake, candy and fruits were served. Irene was the recipient of many p r e t t y presents from her friends present, who wished her many more happy birthdays. Those present were: Misses .lean Marrs, Huby Jehltins, X i t a Goodloo, Kate Lewis Pettit, Bonnie Catron, Louise Cox, Jiiunita and .Margaret Toylor, .Mary dohnsoii, Marga? ret Gilly, Agnes Baker, Lucy and Amelia Morrison. The boys were: Clarence rthunk, George Goodloe, Lloyd Mahaf fey, victor Baker, Curl Knight. Albert Bturgill, Ralph Brown, Charles and dames (iilly. Olive Oil?Flesh Builder One of the licet known und most reliable tissue builders, ^wwwm Emulsion is both ti flesh builder and nerve tonic. rieusaut tc lake. Easy to digest, ic&liu n,i.i r? JTennis Club. At n mooting <>t" the Cumber land Tonn in Club, held in tie. Office nf Mr. K. Drennen, on Monday night, April sth, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: E. Dren? nen, president; It. E. Tnggart, vice president; anil L, T. Win? ston', secretary and treasurer. At thin meeting, which was largely attended by tennis enthuaisls, it was decided to put both nf the Courts at the Inter mont Building in tirst class con dition, and to make this the banner tennis year in llig Stone Gap. There are s 0 III e goml players here and it is hoped that they will all avail them solves of this opportunity and join the dull, which already has a large membership. At thi- meeting the president appointed Messrs. W. T. Als over, Oi'B. Southward und C. I.. Chapman a committee on grounds and within a short time Big Stone (lap can boast of one of tie- best tennis clubs and courts in Southwest Virginia. IN THE DAYS OE THE THUNDERING HERD. By Him S o m c months ago Colin Campbell and Tom Mix (the greatest cow boy in the world ? paid a visit to Chicago and wont over the story of "In the 11 t\of the Thundering Herd," which had been written with tie- object of giving an ACCU? RATE glimpse of life as it was lived in the far middle west in the years amnnd 1840, when gold was tirst discovered in California, The story was written by Mr. (iilson WilletS, who knows the true frontier life from A to /., is produced by Mr. Colin Cam pool I, who is also exceptionally well versed in the manners and lives of the early settlers, and features Tom Mix, the greatest cow boy in the world, and Hessie Eaton, the best horse woman in motion pictures, in tin- leading roles. Tin- picture was made by the Selig Polyscope C o tu p n n y, which is the host fitted ?>f till motion picture producers to put on a picture of this char? acter in its truest form, and in no other way except motion pictures can the story he placed before the public with so much realism. In other words, the Indians of those days ami the plainsmen, their manner of living, their camps, their hunt? ing expeditions, their fierce un.I sanguinary engagements, etc.. are \ isunlizod so nearly to life thai the spectator is as well acquainted with these days winch made American history as if he were there at the time of the occurrence years ago. No greater portrayal of frontier life has ever beeil placed before the American people and the Selig Company has spared no pailiri or expense to make this picture the acme of perfection. All live reels team with ac? tion and radiate, with the at? mosphere of tin- old days with a vividness that can be strong? ly felt. The largest herd of buffalo now alive are used in this pictures, with real Indians and veterans of the plains The big herd is shown many times in the picture under varying conditions and these scones are all strongly impressive. The amazing equestrian feats per? formed by Mr. Mix as the pony express man will probably nev? er he repeated again in motion pictures. Some one hundred years from now they will cause men to open their eyes in won? der as they are today. Kven the board of critics of the Selig Company, who see all of the daring of motion pictures, were hold spell bound and passed the remark that how on earth Tom Mix passed through bis display of horsemanship in this picture and Came out alive ^was more than they could figure out. This greatest of all western pictures was made on the 7,000 acre ranch of Buffalo'and Paw? nee Bill, mill every student of American history should make it a point to witness this silent illustration of whut thoy have Studied in their books during the school terms. The picture will be shown at the Amuzii on Tuesday, April 2'ith, matineo