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v/OL. XXIII, BIG STONE GAP. WISE~COUnTy7~VA~ WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 17, .915. No. 46 Farm Notes, There wore about 55 County extiibita at the State l*'uir tit Richmond October nth to L7tb. The judges in awarding tbe .r: - went over the exitibits ,D(i picked out the six host ex j ili Wise and Lee Counties placed among this lucky ?ix. Koiinoko wuh Iii si. Meek", liobtirg second, and Wise may oolite about fourth or fifth. Hurrah for Wise. I :ners net busy and plow -o || land that has no w niter r orop on it, thai you are going to Crop next season, this [all and early winter. Why? lit, lleoause you have more time hi the fall for yourself and leant, and as you have more time you will take it easy and do n heiter job. Next spribg >0u will be in a hurry and tin work will not be done as well, loll. The plowed laud will freeze and pulverize nnd you ?Mi gel it in much belter shape [or planting, :ird. Injurious feeds and insects, such utt the 'wire worm," will bo destroyed by f.dl and winter plowing. Ith. Von can plow deeper and turn ip mere clay in the fall ami the ?inier freezes will help to mix || iu , iv with the top soil. 6th. Mon moisture will be absorbed by the land when plowed in the lall und winter, and the mois? ture stored for the next BeaSODB crop Cthi The actions of the rains, snows and freezes on the toil piitides deSB?lves them ibd helps to make more plant f.1 available. 7th. Old broom Huge sods and other kinds of vegetable matter lllrhed under in tbe fall ami ?inier will decay ami add plant food to the supply for next reasons crop. Mit. l,-?mis will apt wash when they are plowed (or (hey can absorb all -\ liter that "falls on them, ii a deep narrow furrow slice to that it will be eged and not itirni i over and do not harrow .Mil next spring. In gathering your corn pick jour seed corn in the field fasti ii a box on the rear end :f tie- wagon and throw into Ith.- ears you want to save. Von want to save both oars 'win the two oared stalks, and ?"I single ears that grow t!i uit tile height of a man's The ears should be well filled over at the tip ami butt, Mth tie- grains hm? ami fitting ? Iber with no hollows letweeu the rows. Vou can in your yield of corn from If teen bushels per acre i ? 111aepcj in this way. ? -.line good reason the Wit hills of, potatoes should be iiied in digging. J. C. S. Business Im? proving, With Southwest Virginia 11 especially in tbe coun v. Wise ami Kussoll, -in? Opened as rapidly us men >:i -11111111011 to work them, ins are that by the first I the year every mine in this will he in operation, he demand for coal is increas ?s ' lily on account of .the feat demand for war nmmuni id the opening up of their industries. With Becur t ' moro bottoms to trans Wt coal, in addition to the fening up of the new Southern Charleston, the do ?r coal in this section is ! I within a few months ? be more than the operators '?II be able to supply. (Jeu of the largest operators 1 tili? Held is known to have icuretl a long term contract ' o nut washed coal than mpany o&u produce and ported to have divided " ? -mract with other mines. of the problems which j' mine owners are facing is ig miners. .Many adver '??iii"!!ts are appearing in the |" ipers daily for hundreds 'Tiiuors, and until they can 'obtained the operations will ! held up.?Bristol I lot aid 'Girier. .Old nowspapors for sale at '?* offico. Calls It Wil? son's Brand. Mr. Irvine Comments on Present Prosperity While in Washington City. The Hon. T?te Irvine, of Rig Stone Gup, wlio has been in Washington for a few days, had occasion to give an inter view touching present condi? tions in the Southwest Virginia coal Heids. A Washington correspondent has the follow ins to Hay of Mr. Irvine's visit ! to Washington: Mr. Irvine Bpont Friday and Saturday in Washington ap? pearing before the Interstate Commerce Commission as attorney for the Southwest Vir gihia.cpal companies who are lighting a general rale increase on coal shipments to the West. Contrary to the expressed views of Congressman Slemp, Republican, of the Ninth dis trict, who says the present j boom in business is brought! about by the war alone, Mr. i Irvine says the present pros purity is attributable to the Wilson administration; wisoj legislation passed by the Dem? ocratic CohgSr'SS and the fei'ling among '? big business''genorally that the Democratic party has their welfare in mind and will do nothing to disturb them as long as they "play fair." Mr. Irvine believes a goodly portion of the present prosperity IB caused '?>' general conditions j which were due to improve whenever a good Democratic adminstration took hold of the reins of government. in regard to politics, Mr. Irvine sees no cause for pessi? mism over the elections held a fow days ago. In fact he do. dared he considered it a good showing for the Democratic, party as a whole, and stated that in the few places Republi? can gains were made they were | attributable to local conditions ! rather than to any dissatisfac? tion with the Democratic ad ministration, or the Democratic I policies. ! In answer to the question: I "How about yourself; are you going to run for Congress down in the Ninth district again?" Mr. Irvine raised bis hand and replied: "Never again! I'm done with politics: out of polities entirely now; attending to my busi? ness. "- -Bristol llorald Coiireir. Radford Nor? mal Notes. Superintendent Harris Hart, of Rounokc City Schools, de? livered an address before the students of the Normal School at the assembly hour on Kri da> . The subject of bib- address was "Professional Training of Teachers." Seven members of the Nor mal School faculty have placed on the program of the Virginia Educational Conference meet? ing in Richmond Thanksgiving wesk. Many unique and original lines of work are cur? ried on in the Normal School, tlu-se will be discussed before the proper departments of the [Educational Conference. Prof, Avent, of the Depart? ment of Education, has for several months been carrying on an extensive and careful in? vestigation of the "Social De? mand for Arithmetic". He has enlisted the co-operation of sevoral hundred teachers in this enterprise in various parts of tllo State and the results of their investigations will be published as a bulletin of the Normal School. Prof. W. E. Gilbert on last Friday evening,| Saturday, and Sunday delivered a series of addresses in l'ulaski and Wythe Counties on the "Knrichment of Kural Life and the Improve? ment of Rural Schools". Dr. J. V. McConnell will at tend the Nutional Conference for Training Rural Teachers to he held at Nashville, November 15, 16, and 17. One of the prominent features of this Con? ference will be the responsi bility and opportunity of the Normal Schools of the United States for the training of rural and village school teachers. Miss Margaret Barron En? tertains for Miss Nina Johnson. Mis? Kinn Johnson, who will leave this werk for h?r new home at Tacoma, was tho hon oroe of a very enjoyable party, given hy Miss Margaret Bar roil, at her home Saturday evening from (tight to eleven o'clock. Four tables wore engager! in playing Progressive Itook, untl when the scores wore counted Miss Eleanor Baker scored highest, winning the prize, three dainty handkerchiefs. Miss Melon MoUo'rmick won the pri/.e, a box of die stamped days of the week correspondence cards in tho bean glass contest. Miss Margaret Barren then pre sen ted the guest of honor, Miss Nina Johnsan, a beautiful ivory vanity case, Miss Janet Bailey assisted the hostess in serving three kinds of Bandwicbes, potato chips, pickles, olives and hot chocolate on the tables at the conclusion of the games, after whiOli the tablas were moved and the"Old puul JonesDanee" was indulged in for quite awhile. Music was furnished during the whole of the evening by a victrola and a piano. ThOSe who were invited and present were Misses Nina John? son, Adelaide Pettit, Christine i Miller, Claire MeCorkle, Helen McCormiok.Roland Wells, Juliet Knight, Edith Ballard, Dorothy Owen*, Nell .Marts, Mary Blair and l.ucilo Martin. Eleanor | Baker, Frances Long, (.olden > i Beuinau, Eiizubuth Sprinkle, i Bruce Slraen, Janet Bailey and Mrs. Mary Barrou l.ai.e Little Miss Leona iiamblcu Celebrates Her Birthday. Little Miss Leona Hamblen, I the eight year old daughter of Mr. und Mrs. John Hamiden.! jentertained a large number of. I her little friends at her homo] Tuesday afternoon in honor of her birthday. Misses Rottn Thompson, Margaret Biinn and Janet Bailey entertained the youngI guests with many enjoyable children's games. In guessing tile number of beans in a glass. Little .Miss Margie Witt won lirst prize, and Efnnkio Witt the booby for the girls. Master Lewis McCortnick won tin-boys first pri/.e, and Master Hugh Peter Young won tin- booby prize The children wei v ited in? to the dining room, w.ieru they were served heaping dishes "I' ice cream and chocolate cake and fruit. Leona received a great many pretty useful presents from her friends present, who were: Qilborla Knight, Volma Bunn, Koma McEwen; Margaret Baker, Margaret and Mildred Wolfe, Hazel Kuller, Gladys Garrison, Elsa Weils, Thelma Grendor, Caroline Goodloe, Eugenia Allen, Jermima Willis; Louise Nickels, Keba and Anna Barren Collier, Louise IVttit, Kutb and Grace MahallYy, Julia MeCorkle, ItUby and Noll Jenkins. iiie boys were: Louis Mc WEEKS TO CHRISTMAS The Stores' Stocks Are Still Un? broken; the Early Shopper fleta the Best Choice._ Uormick, Hiram Draper, Hugh Peter Young, .lr , Uluiborne MoCorkle, MoLdutien Baker, I David Allen, William Nickels, (.'arson Will, .). ?, Fuller,| Stowart MahulVey, John Hill i ii.Iloe, Marcus. Charles, Billy and .lohn Walton Hamiden. Joint Birthday Party. Mast-r MeLaurieti linker and Bister Margaret, gave a very enjoyable party to a large I number of their little friends I Thursday afternoon from 4 o'clock to >; at the home i\f their : parents, Dr. and Mrs. \V, A.; ; linker, in honor of their birth days, which were both last j week; Many Raines were played in the parlor and out in the yard,! where they had a delightful j peanut hunt. Master It. D. Baker foUud the most peanuts and won the boy's prize, a tie, and Anna Barron Collier the girls' prize, a little kowpio. I I 'hex then marched into the dining room, which was beauti? fully decorated with streamers of pink and white crepe paper. On the table wore two cakes j On the pink cake, which was [Margaret's, wusbruning Boven I pink candles, and on the white] cake, which was McLnurien's, were ion candles surrounded hv Candle sticks holding pink | candles. Delicious ice cream and cake ntetc.indy was served. ! Misses Janet Bniloy, Mary and Eleanor linker and Mrs. M. It. McOurklu assisted -Mrs linker during the afternoon. 'The little girls and boy a present were: Lucille 'Taylor, .Margaret Kelly, Helen Wax, Louise Petti', .lanei Giltner, Leuna Hamblen, Roma Mo Kwen, Margaret Wolfe, Louise Nickels, BVai\cis Daugherty, Ruth and (irace Mahall'ey, Anna Barron Collie, Margie Witt, Klsa Wells, Katharine ami Sara Paiulnr, Julia and Josephine MoCorkle, Kulph Hrown, Marcus, Charles and Billy Hamiden, Bay and Stewart Mahall'ey. Robert and Dun Marrs, Lewis McCormiek, Sam Garter, U. D. Baker, .lr., Olairbbrpo McCorkle, .lohn Walton Hamblen ami Robert Barron. BIRTHDAY PARTY. Bod a, Va.. \'.,v in - Lamest Davidson tmtertnined a number of his friends at bis home, November Mb, in honor of his eighteenth birthday. .Many interesting games were played, after which the guests were ushered into the dining room where delicious refresh ments were served, consisting of. it ,? cream, cake 'iml candies. Delightful music was furnish? ed during the entire evening by three young men of this place. Those present were Misses Pearle Davidson, Ilattie late, Janet Baker, Harden, B a I I, Naomi Golf, Flora Gibson, Myrtle Sears, Bess Turner,' Virgin Bounds ami Edna Cutrori, Messrs. Campbell Meadows, John (Swing, tmrtis Bobbins, Krank Richmond. Lamest Davidson, Tip Bos well, VernorDavidson, J. 1' Morgan, T. ((>. Adams, Koslyn Heed, Boy Kovster and Professors Hrown and Smith. Laborers In Demand. (late City, Va., Nov. II.?AI-j most daily men are here seeking laborers for the coal Ileitis of] Wise county. Three carloads of laborers from the South pass? ed through here this week on transportation for the mines Everywhere throughout this section men are being begged to assist in meeting the unpreced? ented demand for coke anil coal. J As fast as laborers can bei brought in new coke ovens are put in blast. As a result of the great activity in the coal operations everything that can bo sparetl from the farms is in demand at a splendid price. A BARGAIN. I have a $5Mi genuino Bald? win Piano. 1 will take $376 for this piano, which is ns good as new. Terms, $2.r> down and $16 per month. C. C. Blankenahip, " " T-" " Proceedings of Council The monthly meeting of the Town Council Was held in th.u Council Chamber Mond a) Bth inst. The regular business ,\ as transacted, tV contribution of ?50.00 was allowed the Civic League, in addition to the ?200.00 already appropriated, for completing driveways in Qlencoe Cemetery. Tile Sergeant was instructed; to proceed at once to collect all unpaid lines imposed for tin past tw o \ oars. The Mayor was authorized to secure competitive bids for the j erection of a shed for the town road machinery t" protect it from the weal her. An amendment to the License Ordinance was proposed and referred to the < irdinuuco Committee, to lie reported back at the next regular mooting for passage, classifying people who retail, Without a regular place of business, as peddlers, and a such entitled to pay peddler's | license, An Odinance was proposed! and referred to the Ordinance! Committee, to be reported back j at next regular meeting for passage, making it unlawful tor any person, or persons 101 visit or loitoi at or about bouses within the corporate limits,! where immoral or lewd women | resides, unless on professional I or other lawful business. This not to apply to persons of near kindred to such women. An ordinance was proposed] and referred to the Ordinance Committee, to be reported back at next regular meeting fori passage, making ii unlawful for any proprietor, Or keeper of a restaurant, to keep upon bis place of business, or transact i any business thereat, after 12 o'clock midnight, and imposingI a tine of not less than ;J ill) nor more than ft0.00 for violating said ordinance. i 'otincil adjourned to meet the lirst Tuesday in December. C. C. & I). BOUGHT TOMS CREEK STOCK. It has just been learned on seemingly good authority that the C. C. it (). has bought forty per cent. of the stock of the big coal and coke plant at Toms Creek and will shortly install a largo amu nition plant in connection With the coke works there. In the sain.uinectiou it is reported that the C. C. & < ?. will extend their line from Clinch River into Coobtirn and up the creek without delay. In fact it is said that a gang of men are al-l ready at work on the extension. I As a result of those develop, meets, real estate in Coeburu and vicinity has advanced in price very rapidly, and the Coe? buru Ueal Estate Company is said to have bought up all the vacant lots between CoeburuI ami Uondtown anticipating I still further advances. Almost all the coke ovens are now in full blast ami the tide of industry in running high in this section. The opening of this new and important indus? try, bringing as it will many new families of workmen into the field, will mean further growth and development on the creek. ? Norton Progress, To Erect ?ig Dye Plant at Kingsport. Bristol,iVa,, Nov. li.?New York capitalists, through their representative, .lohn ( !. Ilebdon. chemist and engineer,announce today the selection of a sit at Kingsport, Tonn., twonty-live miles west of Krintol for the locution of a dye plant of large proportions. The plant intend? ed to meet the demands for dyes, following the loss of Gor? man dyes from the American markets. It will occupy two hundred acres of land and will require from in to 1.5 million gallons of water daily. It is said the plant will give employ? ment to two thousand hands. Representatives of the com? pany says construction work iwill begin as soon us material IL D. C Meeting Tho regular monthly meeting of ili" Big Stone Gap Chapter of the United Daughters of Coo federacy was held Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Wade Harrier. The meeting was largely attended, sixteen members and three visitors were 1.nl. The meeting was opened in the usual manner by the presideut, Mrs. I,. O. Pettit. After mil call the minutes were read and approved. The treas? urer reported ?67.60 in the bunk. The membership committee ro part et I tli reo new memober. An interesting feature of each meeting is the historical study, conducted by the chapter his inri in, Mrs. II. A. Alexander. The chapter has made great progress tie- past year, ami stands second in Virginia. Af? ter the business session, the following program was very much enjoyed. Questions -On Wrongs of His tory Righted, Mrs. 0. ('. Cocb Music?"Old Virgiuia", on the V'jotrola. Beading " I h ?? Negroes", Mrs. W. s. Beverly; Ronding Vote Helium Civili? zation, Mis II. A W. Skeen. Sold Mrs. II. A. Alexander. Bonding "Mars (.'nan's Last Battle",Mrs. ? l.opdlpo. Recitation "Bivouac "f, tbo I lead'', Miss .lanul Bailey. At t he ?-los,, of this interest? ing program, the hostesses, Mrs. Harrier and Mrs. Hogard, Served delightful refreshments, which formed a pleasant feature of i he entertnintneu! The December meeting will be h. l.l with Mrs. W. T. tlood loc the first Wednesday in the month, instead of the usual lime Bull call will bo answer? ed wuh a quotation from a Southern author. Those present wore: Mos tlamos Li < >. Pottit, C. ?. Coon ran, II. A. Alexander, J. L. McCormiek, M B. McCorkle, II A w Skeeh, s a. Bailoy, HC Wolfe, .1. P. Wolfe, C. V. I.g, G. N? Walker, H. K. Homou .1 II Smith, K. K. i loodloe, Malcolm Smith, Misses JailOl Haihy and Mary Bald' Mrs. Malcolm Sinilh, Cor. and Ree Secretary. INTERSTATE BUYS NEW l.OCOiMOTIVES. According to utithunic infor? mation the Interstate Railroad will adil three new Haldwiu consolidated type, one hundred ami ten ion locomotives, to its rolling stock within the next ninety days, Per several days bridge crews have been busy inspecting ami strengthening ihe bridges all along the com? pany's road, getting ready for I he lucre.ISC 111 tollllllge tllH HOW engines will be abb- to handle. Although the Interstate has III operation less than 'ill miles of road it is probably one of tili) best equipped short lines in the South In addition to some of the neatest stations to be found anywhere the company owns 25U steel colli cars and operates I passenger'coaches, and with its latest purchases ,vjl| have 11 locoirioti.Ves. , That this will mean a largo increase in business is substan? tiated by the fact that the coal companies whose haulage is over the Interstate receiving car load after car load of labor for the mines, and coke ovens, tbo latest importation of men being three ear loads who came in ov.-r the Virginia ?? Southwest? ern > esterdny.?A p p aide h i a Progressive. Dickcnson Courtly Farmer Dead. Freeling, Va., November 12.? Leonard Willis, aged -J5, a far? mer of this place, is dead, after an illness of nearly two weeks. He Buffered an attack of appen? dicitis, for which he underwent an operation by Doctors Reeid and Phipps, of Cllotwood, but tbe attack had reached an acute stage before the operation was had. lie leaves a widow some years his junior. Old newspapers for sale at