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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.
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