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VOL" XX,!i' B,G STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY. AUGUST II. 7915. No. 32 AUGUST lAthl TT Air ShiP Flights, Base Ball, Military Drill, Sham Battle, Brass Band !'UU"" ' Jz^'i and many other attractions at Big Stone Gap. Don't fail to come! Roanoke Boosters Well Pleased With Their Re? ception i? Big Stone Gap. The Roanoke Boosters, 125 strong, nailer Mid dlrectioil of the ChStuber 01 Commerce 01 thai city, arriv <i in the Gap on last Thursday at about 1:00 o'clock on a special train. They were met lit the station by a committee from the Board of Trade, consisting of Juo. \V. t'bulkley, president, R. A. AyerS, K Drennen, K.T.Irvine, D. B. Bayers, (J. 8, Carter and 1", J, Frescott, Several auto mobiles met the train and ear i ted a number of the boosters to the hotel, ilie others coining mi ihii dummy. Whilejnnn} of I he part v were basing dinner at the Monte Vista Hotel, the others were taken for a ride around town in automobile*, and in this way i.ultra party was given a glimpse of the town and Stir rounding country. .Mr. Barks, managet of the' hotel, served a fine dinner to the I.ousters, whieh was greatly depreciated by them, and a number of tie- eitiKeiis of the. town assembled til the hotel' .mil greeted the Visitors cordial |y. At the ??U?luslOll of din her, the Eaglos' Band, which uc 'ompauied the bnodtcrttj play ,-d several times atid tbe music wan greatly enjoyed by the large crowd at tue hotel and ill lhe street. ["Iii Roanoke business men made a pleasing impression hert?, ond that their visit Will be of mutual benefit to them add us theto can be do doubt. in speaking of their visit to the Gap, the Roanoke Times says; ?'No place where the train bus i topped is spoken of mors high? ly than Bir stone Gap. Many rtf us who had never traveled ? Ins section, oxpeetud to find Big Stone Gap a miuing town. Instead we found it a town of beautiful residences, with a modern hotel, a fine school building and the same surround? ing green lulls which make all of these Southwest Virginia towns picturesque "And we found the people kindly and hospitable. Auto mobiles met us at the station and carried us over one of the Wise county mails to the town proper, about a mile distant Aflei dinner we were driven about the town seeing the points of Interest. Wo left Big Stone (lap Over the Virginia & Southwestern Railway. and with the exception of killing a cow, arrived at Natural Tunnel without event. The granduer of this massive stone cavern through the mountain impress? ed everybody as it seemed to impress the Eagles' Band. As we stood looking up tit those sheer walls, whose top is three hundred and fifty feet above the railroad tracks, the hand suddenly began playing "Artier lea,'* nothing else seemed so appropriate. "Leaving Natural Tunnel the train headed for Bristol, mak? ing one stop al Hate City. The Stay hero was short but it gave the Boosters a chance to get off and dunce a little to the music ?it the hand and to meet the people who had gathered at the station," President Cup Golf Tourna? ment. The President's Cup Tourna? ment will he Inaugurated Wed? nesday, August 18th. This will be a medsl handicap open to all members of the Mountain I fblf Club To get full benefit of handicap, players must band in at least six games prior to -Monday evening, the 10th. All members of the Club are urged to participate. Mr. und Mrs. James Planary Jud K. Flanary, of Dot, Va,, spent Friday and Saturday in town the guest of relatives and attended the Republican Con? vention. Republican J Convention J. M. Goodloe Nominated Fori Senate at 1 his Plat e Saturday. Tito Republicans of the Sec und Senatorial District of Vir giuiu, which comprises* the Counties of Wise, Lee and Scott, Hint in convention at this place Saturday afternoon in the Amu/.u Theatre, for tho pur? pose df nominating n candidate for the Senate. The convention was (-alle,I to order by W. B. Hamilton, ami was opened by prayer by Rev. J. B. Graft. 1?. J." Pondlet. of Scott county, was elected temporary chairman and L. B. Howard, of Leo county, secre? tary. The committees .m cre? dentials, organizations and res? olutions were appointed and ordered to make their reports; After a recess of ten minutes the committees reported, recotn mending that the tempor?r) OrgufttZaiiOt! be made perma? nent, which was adopted by the DOtWontiOu. The committee on resolutions reported a* follows, \V. S. Hose, chairman, reading the report j ItKiiOI.UI ins? ist. -Wo. Uit- >Kepllhlltaus of tin- Sc. - hnd Senatorial District, Is I'nnvontlon. :u-.-u-iiililc(t at liig Stone fl*p this Tali day ? it" August. tut.',, hereby pledge burn nib fsltli ?ml allegiance in tittl1 National I'ar 'y : and ai'iif cdtlflllctll tin" it- 1.,-- .,t power, during irperiod of potltlcat hyii tcri.i, will lie hnl temporary and that it I will emerge tliumphamt in tin- national ] campaign next year. '.'nil. >Ve pledge ourselves auot< in tin great American doctrine of pr.?:? lion i American industries ami we call attcntinn ie the disastrous. .-ii.: ? - fli "tie ;>? pie of this .-nimtry, the farmer, working man, ami the Inmiuoti man. bj the enact incut of the Underwood l-'rce'l'radeTanff t.:c.v :!nl ?We contend thai I lie admlnia trstioh irjf the Demoe.ra?c I'avly. both HttUo and nationali inc. shown liUei in cfliclclioy in. the management of the at fairs of both state and nation I he. have us burdened with a war lax without u war; ilu-y have lowered unr revenue' by .iiliiiullli.; foreign made good* 1 re to thl American market, and the nwloleiicy they make up by a direct lav taken froth the I pocket* ol the pooplu Thoy have piled up unnecessary expenses in uur state ; government, creiUng nietesa officers and pi'opnsn to make tip tin- tlellclencj lij J raising assessments slid planning flew subjects of taxation 4th. ? We condemn the new fax law as unjust in many of its provision* ami es? pecially ili) we condemn the back tax a sc??iiK-iiits as unjust turf oppressive aud I tending to lod to uueudlug trouble in this state, -an ii has don,- in Tcnncssi e o'i wherevei tried. 'I'aic reform was needed but It should have been iusi to all, and! should have looked l.uv.unl. Hot b.n k-i 5th. Wo ilcinaud a coiistitutioual amendment providing ilut membership in the Statu Senate and Mouse of Dole gatcS l.u based on population, and net lofl to the whlma and oaprlcea of tho member? ship ut the legislature as at present. and we condemn tho present apportioumont whereby the poputoiui white euuullo til tho Southwestern part of tho Sbxte arc dented a fair shate in legislation, as a bane betrayal of tho fundamental nrlnol plen of representative governmunl tith. - We favor such additional legisla? tion as may be necessary to Carry Into lull force and effect the laws prohibiting tbo sale of intoxicating bunur* in this state; and WO pledge thu earnest and bonesl support of the nominee of this eonveu. lion to such laws, and to all other laws j having for their object the uplift of the morals of tue people 7th -We invite earnest attention to the tact that but seven state Oflloors are elected by the people, while the Legisla? ture elect* nearly two hundred others, ami the tiovernor appoints almost two hundred members of board* and commis? sions. And this pyramid lug of power is ivsnltiiig, and umst continue to result, in vaulting expenditures and Increased not? ation. We favor tho election of officers by the people and the selestlon of'non parti(an and b1 partisan boiurU and com iiiIhsIous Mislead of the uiombcts all be? longing to one party as at present, 8th.?Ws denounco the effort* of the Democ.aWe press aud ,.-?!.> ? - , .. tu? upload Huong the. pco]4c the doctrine that DemoonUia downfall in Virgiaia would be followed uy calamity; and we ? .-?II attention to the fact thai no calamity followed Democratic downfall in Tcniic* lee, Marylaad Kentucky not HUaoiirl. when through corruption that party wai hurled froin powor hy mi Indignaul ped- j pie Anil we amort that ouly good, arid I nothing but'good would tc*nlt rnini tin Overthrow and tin flgllteoua chSstbic inoutof the IKtmiwratlu piirty Iii Virgin lt. T. <?? ,.??-,v i tolnnillree mi IteHOluttoti* Attorney A. N. Kilgore, of Norton, m a "hurt hut appro priate Hpeech, placed Mr. J. M. Goodloe'a name before tin- con? vention, n h.i watt later,unanl iiinti-.lv nominated by a lining veil-. \\, .ither candidate wits placed before tin- convention; After the nomination, a com? mittee was appointed,Composed of lion. Harvey M. Young, i!. S. p.tl.i ami A N Kilgore, to escort tin- candidate to the platform. Mr. tlobdloe, in his speech before tl.onVaniion, outlined the principles on which he stands. He stated he fully realize., tin- importatico of his position, and. if elCCICd, Would do every thing in bis power to measure iiji to exptiotatious. When the business of the ConVenn >o had been transacted sinnt speeches wer,- made b) W. II. Huberts ami W. jji, I ',.!,! iron, candidates for llouso of Delegaten from Wise and Leo counties, and Hon. C. IV Slomp, Tennis Tournament July 17lh to August lsl. The Cumberland Tennis Club held their tilst clip lollrunlltt.'llt in men's singles handicap on the local courts last month. Much interest wuh taken in the matches and another tourna? ment will be arranged for this fall. 'The scores from second round to Tina I were: Second Rotihd:?L. T. Win? ston -.von from W. C, Shunk by defail|t; (' B. Slemp won from Heinv Bulitit bj default; Myron Rhoads Won Irwin < ?. t'. He'll by default! Cl Bi Southward won from .1. H. Av.-rs bv default. .1 V BUIIitt, .1 r . ? on'from W. I). MaCKwen, ? .. It. K. Tag gatt won from V I. Holten by default; II .1. Avers won from II. B. Price, Jr.. n.i. J. I'. Dorne won from V K, Monser, Ssmi-Final Round: L. T. Winston woo from <'. H. Slemp] by default; G B, Southward won from Byron Rhoads. U-l-J i'.-0; J. F. Bullitl, Jr . won from R. B. Tjiggurt, s ?;, ?'<?:. I; J. I*. Home won from II. .1. A \ ers, 0-3, ii - Final Round: ? L. T. Winston won from G. B; Southward, cu, (1-4; J. K. Bulliit. ,fi'., won from .1. P. Fiorne, i 0, i. 0-1?. Winner:?J. P. BUIIitt, Jr., wnu from L, T. Winston; ii-'J, (i-ll 7-'.', 0-7. Delightful Dance. Samuel McClueu ontortniiied with a dance at the home of Ins sister, Mrs. (' I-'. Blanton Friday night, complimentary I to the visitors of Miss Louise j GoodlOO, Misses F.li/abeth Mc Dowell, of Memphis, and Mar guaritte Penman, of Panama, Miss Killer served delicious fruit punch during the evening in the dining room where a luncheon, consisting of three kinds of sandwiches, oli\ es and sailed almonds, was served hof? fet style. Music for the-occa? sion was furnished by a large viotrola. Those present were: Misses Klizabeth, McDowell, Marguer itte Penmau, Louise Qoodloe, Margaret Pettit, Jesse McCor kle, Margaret and Christine Miller, Ruth l'rescott, Virginia Beverly; Caroline Rhoads, Mar-1 garet Dretinon. Florence Mr Cormiek, and guest, Mosby! Charleton, and Ruby Kemper-. Messrs. Dr. W. (J. Burke, W. C. Shuuk, Willard autl Lay net Miller, Andrew Reeder, Billy Mathews, Henry MoCorroick, Donald Prescott, Vivion Molts t-r, Fred Kemper, John Allen, fioodloo, Josh and Henry Bul? lilt, Geoigu and Byroit Rhoads. Pupils to Study First Aid Rules. Manual for Schools Published. by State Boards of Health and Public instruction. Btohmoud, Vu., August ?>.? When the public schools reopen next month the pupils in many of tbO grades will nave n new siuily aud ii new textbook, the] one prescribed by law and tin-1 other supplied by the state Hoard "f Public Instruction and Health. Kirst aid id the injured and the prevention of ticoidoutH will bereufter be a regular part uf the curriculum of the schools of the Commonwealth aud will lie based iin a new manual, the first copies of which have just been received from the public printers. At the 1914 session of the i General Asseihbly, a bill was introduced and passed making it compulsory to give instruc? tion on the prevention of aeci- I dents in the public schools. ! Soon after the passage of this) bill, vital biutisfiis for the State were puldished which showed the iiiipdrianoe of the legislation. More than deaths, it was found, were annually attributed to acci. dents, a large percentage of which are preventable In accordance with the pro yiHons of the law, the eduen tional ami health authorities of the Stale jointly prepared a tirst ahl manual which was re? vised and carefully criticised b_\ a number of eminent surgeons. <>iie hundred thousand copies of this manual were printed and now ready tor distribution j iu thi) schools. The manual contains a di? gest of the fundamental prinei pies of Hirst aid und takes if w iderange,covering all subjects from bruises and colics to re s?scitation, snake bite und ya- i nous forms of chemical poison, ing. The different Beations are I numerically arranged ami are fully indexed for rapid reference tine entire chapter is devoted to lire drills in the schools, another to the prevention of! accidents on the railroads and still another to tho handling of horses and teams "The importance of instruct ion in the prevention of acoi dents," declares the state Board of Health in a brief announce? ment of the new manual today "can be gathered from the fact thai there were 240 deaths from burns in Virginia during mill; Investigation has shown that ninny Of these are dm- to cate h-ssm-ss iu handling oil lamps and iu lighting tires A few simple precautions, observed bj all the people would prevent practically every one of tl. accidents, with a consequent saving of life and reduction of suffering. W hat is true of acci? dental burns is true of many other accidental causes of death. ( hir present mortality from accidents is twice as great as from typhoid fever, one and ; half times as great us from cancer, greater than from sum? mer complaints of infants and claim more vietimr in) a year than ten other well-known I causes of death." Copies id the first aid manual will be sent private citizens i who request it. Bitten by Snake. While picking huckleberries in Stone Mountain lust Thurs? day afternoon, Dora Collins, aged l'i living at ibis place,' was bitten by a snake, und j according to her testimony it was a rattler. She accident? ally became separated from; other members of the berry party, ami being unable to make anyone hear her cries, starte.; running down the mountain ami was attacked by the snake, sinking its fangs just above t he right ankle. Sho was found about an hour later by parties! living near the woods and brought to Cadet. Dr. Giliner was summoned to dress the wound, and so far tho patient! is getting aloug all right. Coal Fieid of Harlan Paper Presented to the Annu? al Meeting Kentucky Min? ing Institute, Pine vilk. May 14. by W. H Peck, ol Big Stone Gap. The purpose of this paper is to give o general description of tliis hew coal Held, which has* become of great importance in the last few years; its drainage, topography, its mineral resour? ces and their development. The ?lata for this paper has been secured froin many differ >-nt sources, besides that ob? tained in professional services for different corporations and i ml iv ill mils in the lust ton yoars. Professional paper No. Ill of the tliiitetl states Geological Sur vey ami Bulletin No 12 of tho Kentucky Geological Survey have both been frequently con suited, as have several indi? viduals who are interested in till:- til-Ill. I in- Harlan colli Held is io Harlan County,, Kentucky, and is th<- eastern part of the Cumberland Gitp coal Held. It is separated from the railroads "f \ irginin, constructed some twenty-live years ago, by tho Cumberland, or stone, ami the Little Black Mountains. At the foot of the southern slope -1 the Cuiuborland|Moutitain is Hie Cumberland Valley Di vision of the! Louisville & Nnshville Rdilrdud; while at the base of the Little lllaelc Mountain is found ile- Virginia & South? western Uailroad, a branch of tin- Southern Railroad. The twoiuouhtuiua mentioned ?boy e form an almost impassable bar? rier between these railroil Is and this coal field. On the northern iidi of this Held, we Qnd the long straight crest of the Pine Mountain effectually blocking this lield from any railroad from that direction, These two barriers forced tin- railroad,en? teret! this field to follow tllO route that nature tucked ceo furies ago for her drainage of this lieht, that is to follow the mauv winds of the Cumberland ! Hiv-'i ropi igRaphy I This (;.>iil (ield is one of high - ? ? p inoiiutains with numerous spurs. with narrow valleys along the streams Howes er, the main streams will all per I mit Of railroad const ruction to a very reasonable ttglire, and also give room for the necessary mining plains and their villages. The groat height of the mount? ains, rising from 2,000 lo 2,300 feet above the valleys, expose a [great thickness of coal ineas lures that carry several beds available to cheaptlrift mining. The Big Black Mountain, the highest in the Held and almost impassable, extends from Harlan Town to the State Line Spur at the head of the Boor Kork of the Cumberland River, a distance of approx? imately tifly miles. This mountain is the backbone of the coal field It is crossed by one wagon road, opened up many years ago when all supplies for "this held as well as many for the Kentucky River section were wagoned from Lynchburg, Va., and other railroad points in that State. This is the road from Stonega, Va., to Whites burg A few bridle paths cross tho Big Black at different points. I he Littlo.Black Mountain ex? tends i rum Harlan Town, about twenty-live miles to the Double, its junction with the Big Black Mountain, near Keokeej Va. Tho elevation of the mountain here 184,100 feel above sea-lev'el. Although high and rugged from Harlan to near the head of Clover Fork, its drops until at Morris' (Jap, the wagon road to Virginia crossed the moun? tain with a very easy climb. The Martin's Fork Bidge, land main spurs, extends from 1 near Harlan in a southwestern ? lirwtinp ?? rha hi'H Fork, in Bell County. Ky., a distance Of eight^on miles. It has severe! leading ridges of several mil en m length. It ia ct issed by one wagon road ami i>\ leveral bridle paths. I'he Cumberland Mountain extends from the head of Crunks Creek into Tennessee, and al? though crossed in two places tiy a wagon road and several paths, yet it is almost an impregnable barriei. I he fine Mountain, altbougti ,-r iBsed by several wagon roadd, will for some lime bar any other connection between the llarlau coal Held aud thut of the Kentucky River I'he map of this coal field has upon it several elevations ami they will give a general idea of its topography. It will also give tho main draiuage of the held, which is the three forks of the Cumberland % Rivor, which unite hoar Harlan to form the river proper. Poor Kork fol? lows the base of the Pine and Big Black .Mountains; Clover Kork drains the water shed be? tween the Iii? ami Little Black Mountains; Martin's Kork and its many tributaries drain the territory between the Little I Black, ami .st.me Mountains, and the Martin's Fork Itidge. fJEOLl ni\ . The geological structure of this coat field i" that of a tlnl bottomed byucline with its axis almost parallel t . the Cumber? land River und Poor Kork. From this axis the rooks rise with slight grades, until they are sharply upturned in the Pine Mountain by tho Piue Mountain Kault, ami in the Cumberland Mountain by the Powell's Valley Anticline.? I Appalachian Trade Journal. Tanlac Plant Made Larger I Unprecedented Demand Fer Remedy Necessitates In? creased Capacity. r..nlae. the premier prepar? ation, sold in Iii? Bfone Gap at Mutual Drug Company, und iu Norton, V'a., by Norton Drug Company, ami which is being so wideli disoussed In this i State, is heilig used today by j move than 160,000 Kpntuckiaut, I thousands of whom have testi? fied to tli'e benefits they nave j gained by its use. Kvety walk of life ia repre? sented iu the small at my of I Keutuckiahs who have been beucfitted by Tau lac and who i have testified to its merits as a medicine of rare value. I'he Taylor-Isaacs Drug Com? pany, Louisville, has sold more : than ?'? >,OO0 bottles of Tanlac in y? duyn. The succeHS of Tanlac in Louisville is typical of'tho I cordial reception the prepara? tion is receiving in large cities ami rural districts where it ban been introduced. In the last six mouths tie; busim-HS has grown to enormous proportions so lur^e, in fad. that it re? cently became uoeosHary to in? crease the capacity of the Tun lac plant in Dayton, Ohio, w hich hud been producing f rum fejCrOO to lO^QOOi hottlen qf the preparation daily. The unusual, and heretofore, unused formula composing Tan? lac ia, iu a largo measure, re? sponsible, for the medicine's popularity ami success. The ingredients, which are gather? ed from many sections of the earth, are of known curative value. < ?ne ingredient never before lints been used in it proprietary medicine. This probably con? tributes more to the success of Tanlac than uny other one thing. Its curative, power is i conceded to be most effective ami rapid This ingredieut w as discovered ou un island in the Pacific, woBt of Mexico. KtTective August 1st, Mr. P. J. Groseolose is appointed Cor Accountant of tho Interstate I; ail road, with headquarters at jAppftlachia, vice Mr. W. A. Tlniil.' * -