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The Big Stone Gap Post.
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
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.
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
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
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
A cominitte on public build,
ings, stores and otlice buildings.
A committee on residences
and outbuildings.
A committee on streets and
A committee on parkings and
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
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
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
?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,
Notary PnMle.
Halt's Cuarrlt Cutr Is taken Intsnvally
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
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
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
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.
I'.ase ball Norton, 7: Appa
lachiu, i.
Norton also won Ihn volly
ball game.
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.
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

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