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VOL. XXIII, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24. 1915. No. 47 Thanksgiving Proclamation.! Divine blessing Iiuh come to us in forms of bounty, mercy ami peuci?. The year draws to ard ti close with the born of plenty pouring its riches tit our feet. In every section of our state tltore is abundance to sat isfy bodily and physical needs, und ou every side there is a wealth of opportunity for a larger intellectual 1 if?? and a deepened moral culture. While reigri nations Btruggle in| death-grips, and face despair, lepopulation and famine, our people are still prosperous and full of hope. We need to be thankful for a great past, a happy present, and the faith of ? nir fathers which points to a glorious future. Men every? where among us have shown a quickened interest in the com? mon weal, and true-hearted standard bearers of the truth are to be found in our schools, in civic life, and in public af? fairs. The spirit of altruism lias grown and the public cou sCicuce Iiuh been awakened. Never In the history of the State have there been higher standards of honor for man? hood, of purity for womanhood, and of training for children. Never has the hand of strength been so tenderly extended to? ward the weak and Unfortunate. K?r nil of these blessings, of harvest und of heart, it is our bounden duty to die press our gratitude to Almighty God,and as a people to declare our devo? tion to Him as a loving Heaven- j ly father. Now, therefore, I, 11. 0. Stuart, Q over nor of the Com? monwealth of Virginia; do des? ignate and appoint Thursday, November M>, LOIS, Thanksgiv? ing Day, und do hereby request that all our people, abstaining from their usual occupations on that day, observe it us a dtiy of thanksgiving and prayer, join? ing iu public and private wor? ship of Almighty God, thank? ing Him for ail of His mercies and benefits, and entreating Him for continued guidance and blessing; riot forgetting a petition for the welfare of the unhappy people of the lands be j end the seas. In Witness Whereof, 1 have hereunto set my hand and caused the Lesser Seal of the Common wealth to be uilixed, in Kieltihond, this the tenth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hun? dred and tifteen, and of the Commonwealth the one hun? dred and fortieth. HC. STl'AKT. liy the (lovernor: B. (>. JAMES, cretary of the Commonwealth Hornc-Shcppard. WinBton-Salem, Nov. 17.?At lite home of Mr. and .Mrs. It. J. Mteppurd, on Summit street, isterday moroing at 11:30 o'clock, their youngest daugh ter, Miss Kate Shore Sheppard, was married to Caleb Home, of uenos Ay res, Argentine Ke . ublic, Rev Henry TellerCocke, .^?tor of St. Paul's Episcopal church, performed the cere? mony. After the marriage an infor? mal .reception was held, Mr. md Mrs. Home left for Ashe ville, where their honeymoon wi|| be spent. i.liter they will reside in Buenos Ayres, where Mr. Home represents the Ston ega Coke and Coal Company of Hig Stono Gap, Va.. The bride is one of Winston talent's most popular girls, The uroon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Home, of Rockv Mount.?High Point (NT. 0.) Knterpriae. Orders Out? houses Built. Joins In Campaign For Im-j proved Sanitation In Rus? sell County. Lebanon, Va., Nov. is.?Asa fitting climax to the sanitary campaign which lias been in progress for three months in Russell County* and as a con tribution to the cause of better health, Governor Henry farter .Stuart has just given orders that sanitary outhouses he in? stalled in all the tenants' houses on his Klk Garden estate. Officers of the State Hoard of Health, who have been work, ing in the county in co-opera? tion with the National Health Commission have been cordial? ly received by the people of R?SSell and have been given general co-operation, and are ntuarally elated that the fore? most citizens of the county and the chief executive of the Com? monwealth should have given in this striking manner his en? dorsement of modern methods in the prevention of disease. The sanitary campaign was undertaken with the encourage? ment and financial support of the board of supervisors of the county. Dr. John Colliuson, who has been in charge, and Iiis assistant, have visited scores of farms in the county, have examined the sanitary rteeds of each und have recom? mended such improvements as were deemed necessary for the health of each family. As a result, proper methods of (tow? age disposal have been install? ed and many excellent sanitary outhouses have been built. With the great Klk Garden es? tate to be provided with such outhouses, health officers feel that the work in Russell County has been most successful and that typhoid and other filth [ borne diseases will be greatly reduced in the county. Dr. .lohn Collinson, director of (be local campaign, left Sun? day night for Richmond, whence he is to proceed to Han? over County to begin there a campaign similar to that un? dertaken in Russelb Defense Day. Monday, December Oth, the opening day of Congress, has been named by the Defense So* ciety as "Defense Day" through? out the United States?the most timely occasion for holding mass meetings and addressing letters and telegrams to Con-! gress on behalf of better na? tional defense. In case there is an earlier ineeting of Congress the open? ing day will then bo chosen for ["American Defense Day". In order to make the occasion an impressive one, the Ameri? can Defense Society has re? quested the co-operation of the Hoards of Trade of the various cities, asking that they desig? nate this day as a Klag Day on which day all citizens who are in favor of a greater nation? al defense are urgently request? ed to show such belief by hang ing out Hags at every house. At the sumo time the Amori can Defense Society is distrib uting a card appeal to be sign ed by voters aud sent to their respective Congressmen and Senators, urging action at the next session of Congress in fa? vor of adequate national de f use. C i> da may be had upon I request at tho National Head ' quarters Iho American De? fense Society, 30.'$ Fifth Ave? nue, New York City. "Safe Farming" Outline of a Program Recom? mended by Government Specialists to Secure Safety in the Cot? ton Belt. A program of "?;.f<> farming" for the South is outlined in a circular which tln> United States Department of Agricul? ture: has font to bankers, busi ness men and farmers in the cotton Statt-s. The history of agriculture in the South, it isi said, has been one of lean years and fat years. Short crops ami high prices have almost invar? iably been follow. .1 by lug crops I and low prices and, in conse? quence, the farmer has exper? ienced much distress. The in? creased attention which has| recently been given to support in.; the people upon the land bus already i<? s-?iit??. 1 in much j good, but there is some danger, it in pointed out, that with the price of cotton rising there will | be il tendency for farmers to re- j turn to the old system of gam? bling on cotton. If the people of the South produced their ?wri living, the circular points out, it would steady the whole sysi tern and keep the boat from rooking. The safety measures recommended are as follows: First ? Produce a home gar? den for every family on the farm, the year round, paying .Special attention id a plot of Irish or sweet potatoes sulli ciont to isupply the family with food of this character. Where feasible, have a patch of sor? ghum or other cane to produce sirup for the family. Second?Produce the corn necessary to support all of the people on the farm and the live stock, with absolute safety. Third ? Produce the necessary oats ami other small grain to supplement the corn as food Pay attention to winter graz? ing. Fourth?Produce hay and for? age from some forage crop, sllf ficieut to supply all of the live stock on tin* farm. Use legumes such as clover, velvet beans, soy bc-ins and alfalfa for the production of hay and to enrich the soil with nitrogen and hu? mus. Fifth Produce the meat nec? essary to supply the people through increased attention to poultry and hogs especially. Plan to increase gradually the number of cattle and other live stock, so as to have a sufficient number to Consume the wast, products of the farm and make the waste lands productive. Sixth- After all of these things have been amply pro vided for, produce cotton for the market. ; WEEKS TO CHRISTMAS One Month /More and Santa Comes! Buy Your (lifts Rarlyl Lucille Taylor Celebrates Her Birthday at "Grandma Mathcws." Irma Lucille Taylor, daughter of .Mr. und Mrs. 1 C. Taj lor, was given a very pretty party at tlie home of Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Mathcws. Saturday, Npvem ber 20,! from :i to 6 o'clock, in honor of her seventh birthday, j About thirty five of Lucille'8 little friends were present and the time was spent in playing such games as "Thimble", "Lohdoif Bridge" and "Pin niug nn the Donkey's Tail". Little Mary Louise Doak won the prise iii the "Donkey" game ?a book. At 1:30 Miss Dougherty went to the piano and played a march, the little pfteS march ing in twos to the prettily dec? orated dining room. The table cloth was of white crepe paper, with a border of pink suuboh net girls; pink and white streamers reached from chan? delier to corners of the table, and on the table were large candelabra with pink candles, u pink cake with White candy figures, a white cake with seven pink candles, and six cut glass dishes,tilled with assorted cam dies, icecream, cake mid can* dies wen-then enjoyed by the children. When all had finish? ed the refreshments, Mrs. Tay? lor gave each little girl a fori ij paper hat as a souvenir ofthol occasion. Lucille received many pretty] pre-ents, all of which wore greatly appreciated, and the children left at 8:30 with wishes| for the return of many more happy birthdays. ThOSe present were: Louise Pettit, Margaret Kelly, Kather ihe fainter, Frances Buyers, I'.veivn AlsoVor, Janet Uilmor, I Julia and Josephine SlcCorkle, I Margaret Baker, Hazel Fuller, Klizuh.-ih Pierpoint, Mildred Barron, Leola Hamiden, Kr?nk? le Witt, Katheriue Barrier, Ade? laide Winston, ICathur Gibson, Mary Louise Doak, Margaret Taylor, Kli/.abeth Morton, Mar? garet Cation, Grace MnluiiToy, Mildred and Margaret Wolfe, Louise Nickels. France's Dough eriy, Itomu McKwen, Virginia Dwells, Klsie Wells, (lilherla Knight, Katheriue Karroo, Louise Cox, Henrietta Lane, James Miller Smith, George Ho gard and Kd Taylor, Margaret <'aines, Mavre Dougherty j Mrs. Ii. L. Lane,' Mrs. J. M. "Smith, Mrs (J. T. Bogiird, Mrs. W. W. Taj lor, Mrs I). P. Hyatt, Mr. and .Mrs f, C. Taylor, and Mrs. J. II Mathcws. Golf Notes. The members of the Mountain Golf Club have received an in? vitation from the Bristol Coun? try Club for a tournament to be played tho last of the Week The following clipping appear? ed in the Sunday Couii ir, It is expected that quite a numb i of tin' members of the Moun? tain Golf Club will accept the invitation and go over Krida) : Thanksgiving week promises to be one of the gayest of the season at the Country Club of Bristol', and much of the social activitj of the oily will center there. There will be quite a number of prominent visitors, both ladies and gentlemen, here to attend the golf tournament and the auction bridge tourna? ment The festivities will open on Thanksgiving and the pro? gram for that day and the re muiuder of the week will be carried out as follows: Thanksgiving Hay November 26?All day handicap golf tour? nament, ladies and gentlemen; open tii members of any organ ized golf club. Prize, golf club or its equivalent. Informal supper a' the club bouse for members and out of town guests. Friday, November 27r- Big Stone Gap vs. Bristol, ladies' duplicate auction bridge tour? nament. Light ladies on each ! team. Friday night?Dance at the I club house for members and out of-town guests. Saturday, November 27 Big ; Stone Uap vs. Bristol, golf team match. Four ladies and ten gentlemen on each team. I Saturday ufternoon?Ladies' Country Club Bridge Club. Fine Grass Specimens. J. 1'. Stidham. n prosperous farmer living in the valley above Bast Stone Clap, exhibit? ed here en last Saturday some fino specimens of grasses and oats raisod ou his farm tins your. A few years age, when Mr. Sltdhain purchased hit farm, it was not very prod tie live, hut by a system of crop' rotation, and abundance of green crops turned under, he| lias got his land in a high State of cultivation Among the ex- j Inbits here are Winter Turf tints, G2| inches m length: Bough Stock Velvet Grass, I inches; Fall Meadow Oat Grass, 1)9 inch.--; Orchard Grass, > inches, and Hairy, or Winter! Vitcll, 81 nicie s. The lauds of Wise County are especially adapted to grasses of all kinds, as well as farm prod? uct- of all kinds. Some of the best fruit in Southwest Vir? ginia are grown in tilt8 county, as was evidenced by the line exhibits at tie- Wise (ioUhty BUSINESS IMPKOVINli. Keokeo, \ a,. N'ov. 18. Busi? ness at this place has doubh d the past thirty days. The Wilson and old No. J mini's have been opened up. Mine Superintendent It, H. Gibson has been promoted to a more important position, Ow ing to search) of labor ill the coal Melds, the coin pan) i* bringing a great m uiy negroes' from Georgia and Alabama to Military. At the squad driij of Com? pany "II" Friday night special prizes were oll'ered for the lirM, second and third best shots. The following was the SCO re of those shooting: ?'apt. Buliitt, til; I .it-itt. McFerriiii, rill; May!) Cabell, ."''.?: Aybra, Wax, 50; L'uoker, 50; t;. T. I ?rentier, 60; tie, Orender winning sccon place by n score of 'J 1 agaius Wax's 2l5. ltrollier and Ueiniche prcsCni "Virginia'1 by \. K, Ri inichi The play has as its foundation the kidnaping' of a little girl| baby, out of which grow naturally and inevitably lb episodes and entaugleiiient which combine tri make the plot. Until William- I-, by virtue of her relations with them both, 80 involved in their interests us to b come the cen? tral figure of the story. Bich ard's rather passionate natun leads him into mistakes which brings him the most seriout consequences, though he is by no means the sort of a man whose conduct can be made the subject of reprobation when be thinks he is doing right, for] what he does is for his mother The yilliah of the play i" per? sonated by Uutli's brother Alon/.o Maxie, at lirst a liivs teriotlS individual, but whoj afterwards turns out to hi ratio r a common kind of Orimi mil. The play is entert ai oi hg. and well tOld, pure, swtel. an idyll of lo> ally of love thrilled through and through with the tender grace of a day that is dead. All who desire to see a lirst class production, presented in a lirst class manner, should not fail to nee "Virginia" on Thursday Nov. 25th, at the Amu/.u. How's This ? We offer One Hundred 1 ^ollar; Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot ba cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY A CO.. Toledo. O. We, the have, known F. J. Cheney tor the l.ist IS yeais. and bellev* him perfoetli' honorable in nil business transactions and floanctalto able to c.irry out any oI'llH.ili 'iii tiinlr Iiv Ids firm. NATIONAL HANK Ol' I i l.MMKItCK. Toledo. O. Hsll'a Catarrh Cure, la taken Internally, acting directly upon the Mo.it ami mu ' coua surfaces of the system. Twstimonlals wnt frr?. I'rlce 74 cents per bottle. Sold by all DrtiKRlsts. Tsss ma s Family I'llla for constipation. Nine Reasons Why You Should Buy At Home. i ? i our honte merchant can duplicate llid prices made by .any responsible linn anywhere on goods of the same quality, in the same quantities uu<l on the same basin of delivery and payment, ?J?You can examine your purchare in borne stores and bo assured of satisfaction before investing your money. Your home merchants are always ready and willing to make right any error or any de? fective article purchased. i \ our homo merchant helps support, through dlreot or Indi? rect taxation, your schools, ohtircllOS, libraries and other public institutions. .ri?Your homo merchants help to make n good local mar? ket for everything you have to sell, and that market more ? than any oilier factor gives dam your laud its present value. 1 d^ri 0 -Your home merchants are your friends, ever ready to ex? tend a helping hand in time of need. 7 - If this community is good enough for you to live in and make money in. it is good - Hough to spend it in. The best citizens in this community are those who be? lieve in and practice home pat? ronage. Be one of the best. .Merchants in the distant cities give yotl nothing valua? ble that the home merchant Cannot give you, and the for met cannot and will not do for1' you ninny things the latter will do gladly, l-'.very dollar kept in circulation iu this communi? ty helps increasu property vul Approximnlely ?175,000 was paid out by The Klkborn Min? ing Corporation and the Con sbhdatiou Coil! Company in the Jenkins- MuRoberts - Ph-ming Uuyinoud coal Uelde in this county in Saturday's payday and the pay day s come twice U month, which means a total of '. i a month. This will be 'largely increased, it is said, : within the noxt thirty days, iccnrdiiig to ofllcials of the companies. Mining activity is constantly pu king up all over the big coal fields of this sec j tion?Lexington Leader. Tho Colonial Coal and Coke Company is now starting up and everything is on a boom. There are about 100 workmen and they are calling lor all tho men tho) can get Wise Vir? ginian, Carthage Woman Tells Hap? py Story. Mrs. Laura Duke of Carthage, TenII., was a victim of stomach disorders for several years. She 10 i appetite and her weight fell oil. She could not rest at night. She took Mayr's Wonderful Remedy just a lew doses?and found herself restored. In factj Mis. Duke's recovery was B0 rapid she was afraid that it coin,I only he temporary. So she waited ir.mi September, when she took the remedy, un? til the following February to pass judgment. Then she wrote: ?? I w i ite > oti in regard to your w?uderful stomach remedy that I took last September. 1 feel better tlmn I have in live years. "My weight was I J71 pounds; now it is 1171, und 1 can eat anything I want. 1 would have written before, but l wanted to see how 1 got along.' Mayr's Wonderful Remedy gives permanent results for stomach, liver und intestinal ailments. F.at us much - und whatever you like. No more distress after eating, pressure of gas iu the stomach and around the heart. Get one bot? tle of your druggist now and try it on an absolute guarantee ?if not satisfactory money will bu rolurued.?adv.