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le Gap Post. VOL. XXIV. BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA? WEDNESDAY. MARCH I. 1916. No. 9 Telephone Property Taken Over by Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company. The Gmesupouko lind PoloninC Telephone Company on March 1st, l!,i<>-, takes over Ihe tide pllohe property, right-;, Privi? leges ami franchises of the Vir-1 gillia &' Tennessee Teleplioiii Company, an.I alter that iltiie becomes,responsible for the fur ni-hing of telephone serviceto the people of Southwest Vir-i ginia. K\cry effort will be exerted in the future develop? ment of the system and in the maintenance of a llioropghl.y satisfactory service The i Jliesupo ike ami Potomac | Telephone.Company is an asso I ciated company of the Hell Hys teiii, I is opera I ions ex tend generally throughout the State of Virginia ami include exH changes in all of the largor cit? ies Ltlchnioml, Norfolk, Poris mouth. Newport News, I lump ton. Danville, l.vneliliiirg.l'red erickslmrg, ami oilier Mn.lller| cities ami tow n ., together with] a coinprehoiisive toll line Sys-I tem connecting the various sec lions u| (lie Slate with the great I Meli System to more Ihm s UtXl telephones in the United States ami Canada. The Vligiii'.i ami Tennessee/ Company has operated the tele phone system in Southwestern Virginia, with central otlieiis .jt Hoanoke, S ilhm, \ pitoni Ajipii lachia, t'lirisiiiiusluirg, Plucks hurg. ('oehtti n. llama-cits, Ab ingdoii, Slip wsvill.ei liaijfordj Dublin, Pultiski, St. I'aul, Wise, Norton, Hlg Stone lion. I "ell II ington (jap, Jonesvilli! and (Ja I lax, with toll service over Pell i lim - under an arrangement j with lie' Chesapeake and Poto? mac Telephone Company of; y ir I ginia. The t ?iesapeake and Potomac Company liiis for a litiuibei of years held a substantial stock interest in the Virginia and I interested in the Virginia anil Tennessee priijioHy iii their jiiU deayors te yivo to its subscri? bers and the public generally] an adequate and satisfactory While under I his management western Virginia has been rap? idly and effectively develop'd, many Inline problems tuiisi he met and solved if the system is to cent nine to keep pace w it h lite commercial development in this section of the Stale. for! this reason it has felt for Bojuo time by all those interested inj Iii?) property that the t 'to - a ; peake lind Potomac Teleplioiii? Company, with its largor or i guui/.iiion and experience and I its greater facilities for taking i care of all telephone iiiterests, could best cope with the proh loins of the future, and that the operation of the property by the Chesapeake and Potent ic Com? pany would, ttl the greatest ; measure, insure to the public a telephone service on u 11toll ihey I might always depend. All of those locally interested in the Virginia and Tennessee property have concurred in this; view, with the result thai their interests have been acquired by the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Virgin ia, which will hereafter he re? sponsible directly for the oper? ation of tin. proper)v. Mr N. (J Wood, 'who is well and favorably known through? out South west Virginia us the general manager of the Virgin? ia and Tennessee Company, lias been appointed District Man-' tiger of tlie Chesapeake and Po? tomac Telephone Company of Virginia, with headquarters at the telephone building in Koan oke. Mr. Wood, as District Manager, will be responsible for the Company's relations with its subscribers and for all mutters pertaining to the pub lie. Mr. George 1. Berkoloy] until recently TrafHo Chief, connect? ed with the telephone oflieo at Richmond, takes the place as District Tralllc Chief, with headquarters in Koanoko. Mr. Berkeley comes to Uoanoke to take charge of the operating department with a reputation for living thorough!) acquaint .?il with Iiis branch of tin- sor v icii?, ii lid telephone subscribers nod the telephone-using public generally throughout tle> dis tri?l iiiny rest assured that Ion I best attention will lie at their command til all times. Mr. Ernest I.. Unwell, Plant Engineer ol' the Virginia and Tennessee Telephone ('ompany , has been appointed District. Plant Supervisor, with head quarters in Itoanoke. Mr. Powell will have charge of the construction and maintenance of all outside and inside plant, Mr. Powell needs no intrnduo lion lo the telephone using pub? lic in this section of the Slate, as lie has for a ilutiibci of years beOii the recognized authority; oil telephone plant in ,the.oper? ation of thi- Virginia and Ten-] ness, ,. Telephone Company; The Chesapeake and Potomac I Telephone Company takes over! life operation njf the Virginia and 'I'ennesfsee t'ompany, and with this extension of its ser >. ich in V irgiula will lie in a better position than ever to serve tie- entire Stiitc telephon iciilly, Iis ree.ml as a public Service corporation is of the h.'st, and it ? ill endeavor by the use of its whole organiza? tion to giVe all the people of the Htatli a telephone service of the highest standard. Features of The Mapp Hill As Adopted Hy Tlie Senate: Prohibits after November 1, l ali'.. i In- manufacture, use, | sab.;, offering lor sale, trans p ulation |..r sale and giving away ..I ardent spirits, except tltulor certain conditions in the State of Virginia! The tea hi "urdoni -pirits" as j Used in the Mapp prohibition 1 bill embraces alcohol, brandy, whiskey, rum. gin, wine, porter, ale. beer, all malt liquors, absinthe, aiid all compounds <lr mixtures of any of them; all ; compounds or iiiiftuirea of any of l.heni with any vegetable or other substance; and also all liquids, mixtures or prepara? tion, whether patented or other wise, which will produce intox? ication; Jrliits preserved in lir llei'it. spirits ami all beverages containing more than one-half | of one per Cent tun of alcohol In? volute c Prohibit t nrdeiit spirits lo be ? kept, stored, sold, distrihule.l. givetl a u ay or used in or at any | club or fraternity ro'otm lodge or meet ing place, apartments, I h del, boartlihg-hoilso, or any oile r place, except in a bona j tide home. Prohibits any person from re- j (a iv iug in ue than one quart of distilled liqtior ill a single con ; tilinili', or one gallon of wine, or three gallons of beer ill any one mouth, and prohibits any common carrier from delivering more than that quantity ol ar .lent spirits to any pel'Koil in ally one month. Provides for the sale of pure! fruit or grain alcohol for mo chaiiieal, scieiililii: or pharma? ceutical purposes, or wine for sacramental purposes by drug? gist on sworn statement as to use intended. Also for the sab? ot ardent spiiils by druggists on prescription under ex,a e.| ingly stringent regulations. Provides that the violation of provisions of tlit* act by physi? cians or druggists shall be pun? ished as a misdemeanor and shall require the suspension of license to practice medicine or pharmacy, as the case may tie. Prohibits the possession of more than a gallon of distilled liquor, one gallon of wine or three gallons of boOr at any one time, anil that only in one's home. Prohibits the giving of ardent spirits to persons of intemperate habits, or except by parent or guardian to a minor, or the sending of a minor or a female to obtain ardent spirits, ami prohibits a minor or a female, except the head of a family), to order, receive or have in pos? session any ardent spirits, ex? cept on prescription of a physi? cian. Prohibits the advertisement of ardent spirits. I felines intoxication, and who is a person of intemperate habits within the meaning of the act. Provides for the enforcement of the act, and prescribes penal? ties for its violation. The first offence shall be deemed a mis demeanor, carrying a line <>f hot It's-, than lifly. nor more tit in live hundred dollars, ami UOIliihuuicnt in jail not less than one. nor more than six months; the second olFcnso, il not do claroil a foloin . shall lo- |mnish oil by a Iii.f not less t hat o'iitj humln ii nor more than live thonsaml dollars, ami imprison menl in jail not less llimi six mouths nor iniirti I linn iiiiii year; whenever Ho- violation is ,|> claretl a felony, it is punishable by conlluctncht in penitentiary for not less than btiu nor more than live yeiiis, or in the dis? cretion bf the'jury by confine; ineiii in j ni not less than six nor more than twelve months, ami h\ a tine not exceeding ilvoi hundred tlollars Kxeiiipts curtain count ies and t eite-, from certtiiii prov is ions of j lb" act, and authorizes pro-1 hihitioii of drug store and Ii tpior shipment lealures by tlie Councils of town and cities. | i'riiS ides that tlie uotifl Clin Hausier a e ise from oilo Colinty to another or summons a jury from another county when it is impossible t i get i fair trial in a county or ei'y wh.'ie the of. fence has heoil ooiiinul t oil. Requires persons to testify how- ardent spoils were secured I bonlriiry to she law, the testi iiioily not to be u-i d against Un? person so test ify iug. Prohibits the grunting of mall fur manufacture of ardent spirits, exeept as provided for in the act. I rohibits dispensers of soft) drinks t-i use ardent spirits as it llavor or mixture. 1 'ei nuts bri liiiigof pile quart of ardent spirits into the state in one's pei so n a I baggage with-1 in any one month. Unvtiktis license of any hotel, hoarding house, pool room, hi I [ lurd-rooin, howling ol ley oil store if ilrdenl spirits uVre kept, Stored, dispensed or used there in contrary to (ho laiv. Prohibits bell boys or any employes of hotels, drivers of jitneys, hacks, autoiuolnh?: ol bouts to procure or aid in pro curing ardent spirits, Creates otli.f Cuiiiniis siouer of Prohibition ami do lines his duties and powers; llxes salary at ? i,.Vsi a year;, appr DprjuTus :J'.,. annually for l lo- enforcement of l he law. Provides flint every prescrip? tion required by the act shall eiarrv a li ve.cent staiiip fiirttish edj liv lie- Stale to druggists I liiil lraiisp(irl|itii)ti ctiiiipaniesj | prevent the granting of drug gists1 boons.- by presenting p. t it i..ii !?? t he court opposing Lin- same. The Whole Tliiti}> Right There. During its v ,-ry curly days I dm I'ox. Jr , was tiiice ' iking a trip upon Arkansas' now lead? ing railroad. Put il was not the proverbial "slpw train'' in which he was t'tuviding. Oil the contrary lie was very much! concerned at the irctiitiiidou? lato of speed ;it which It round? ed the sharp curves lor which thai road is famous. He was little consoled, however by the calm manner in w hich a fellow, passenger across; the aisle sur veved the whirling landscape. Finally, unable to control him self longer, the novelist h-aneil across the swaying car and in? quired : "Say , don't you think (his is a bit reckless?going so fast? What if we'd inct another train around one of those curves)" ??No feah of that, suh," as? sured the culm one. "We've got the load's engine on ibis he.ih train,suh." -I.:nlies Home Journal. Slenip Nominates Annapolis Cadets. Washington, D. C., Fob. 22.? Congressman C. Pusfoin Sletnp today nominated Kluier Jenkins of Norton, and I.eland McCon nell, of (late City, as cadets to Annapolis. Youag Jenkins is hdw a stu? dent at Virginia Military Insti? tute. Himer Palmer, of Wylhe villi>. was named by Mr. Siehtp as alternate for Jenkins. Sieinp named II. II. Deaton, of Toms Creek, as alternate for young McCohnell. These young men will take the entrance examination at Annapolis on April lstli. Radford Nor? mal Notes. V o r y attractive prngr am.-, woro prepared by the siudenTs of the Music Department f<>r ?ii?h ihoriiing (luring tin.' week < designated us the N ational I We?>k of Song. Tliii old folk songs uf our Nation ami tili? Bt<'i los of ih.or writing with a sketch of (ho composers fr?re given, (Mi account of a holi? day being given on-the "'.!,?i hot National lVdgrtini iii charge of tlio Nortual Music rlui> wits postpor.t i| until Wednesday, i ' 'ii Eriday ('lass ami School1 Songs were the feature of the' exorcises On Thursday night | i Soil}!; Itccita) wad jitvitii by j young 1 .nli. s of tin- Normal School in the Normal School Auditorium, anil on Eriduy 'veiling a Song Recital was givlth by oh1111ren from tin- first | t broil grades in t Ii ?? public j -I'll' Mils Mis. Ch.'shorough, Inter-iCbl legiute Secretary of ihe Voting Wotnon's ('Iiristinn AsWioilition Spent Saturday, Sunday ami a part of .Monday at III.- Nor-! mal Sciiodl in CoiiferiMi(|e with i In- ollici rs ami members of (lie Young Woman's Christian sociiUion The Association is ijllite active ami inlliiential in ihe Normal School A larger number of;gifls are taking the various courses ottered by tie A HSOcia t ion . S if c Ii as IJiblc Study. .Sunday School Teacher Training Work, Missionar) s t n d v, and various special studies'. "?of. .1. K. A vent attended a Ultii tillg of the Professors ol Kd neat ion of the Uni versitt and the Normal Schools at ('hai loitesviile last Saturday, j He -pout Sunday and Monday i; 11 arrisonburg Ihe guest of us 11 lend I'rof. ?, -I. Ile.itowle, 1 I'riiifeSsor of Education at i he j 11 nrri.-oiiburg Normal r>elln(i|. l b.' Third (,? i liter of the Nor mal Scjiool will open March i!(.l I About thirty new students will] enter at t hat li. These ;(U 1' iits are UlUlsiltilly well pre? pared, most of them are teach I eis and many are graduates of I' m-i tirade II ig;ft ?schools, j VItiity of I hem will remain j through liie Summer QuairtOr '. hieb will open .1 ii lie 1J and close August ??>;. 'The Jopit T'.docationai ? !i)il fefeaiee for twenty two conn ties ami four cities of South-] ?vest Virginia will open Ti m - day. March .'. and close Sittur ilay liftoriiiiou, M troll I A i a i ge 11111? i lo-r of teachers huya ilretuly indicated their purpose to attend, i lue of the interest,, j ing features of this meeting will lie l he I .inference of I livia- j ion Su peri ill enden is of the west. I ei n part, of | he State. 'This is lite ilrst time that a Superinten? dents' Section has been held at ! Kndford Educational Confer? ences. "The speeches, address 1 ??-.ami all the proceedings' of I he Con fere uce will he publish? ed for distribution am on g| teachers and school idlieors. Birthday Dinner. W. B. (taker, sou of Mr ami Mis. I! I), linker, gave a very' delightful dinner party Satur? day night at the Monte Vista, j Among those who enjoyed the I hospitality of the host, ciiaper4 lined by Mr. and Mrs. It. 1). linker, vvero: Mr, William Mil? ler and Miss Louise C.oilloe, Mr. .lohn Jones and Miss .less McCoikle, Mr. Laut) Milier and Miss Virginia Hnvorloy, Mr. .1. E Johnston and Miss Mjiry link? er, Mr. W. E. Laker ami Miss Christine Miller. A K . Maiin, vice-president of tlle WiseConnty National Hank, was llirbWn from his motorcy? cle on tue mountain between Dig Stone Map and the valley Tuesday ami painfully, hut it is i bought not seriously injured. It seems from information that the machino struck an obstacle of some kind and before Mr. Mann could get control again was plunging over an embank? ment. 'This caused him to j jump, sustaining painful injur? ies. He was taken to Big Stone Oap, where he received medical attention. ? Norton I'rogress. <>hl new-papers for sale at this office. W. C. T. U. Mectinji. The annual inid y?iir meeting of the W. C. T. ' T. of Wise County, was held at the homo of Mrs. M It. M.-C.irkle. Thurs? day afternoon, Feb. -Ith, when Mrs. McCorkle, .Mr,. Malcolm Smith ami Mrs. W A. Itaker were the hostesses for the after? noon. Mrs. K. II. Ould, of Norton, president) pri.'sided over the meeting, v. lnch proved to In? an unusually interesting one, and 1 much business was disposed of Delegates from several of the local unions of the county were present, ami some spirited dis? cussions followed on how to se? cure new members, and how to overcome dilliculties. The place for the August meeting wits left open until a later date, as all tlie unions of (lie county were not represented, but was j left to the committee on invita? tion, who are: Mrs. Malcolm I Smith, of Dig Stone Gujp; Mrs, frank l.owry, of Norton,'undI M rs. founts, of t (ocburit At the close of the businesSi ami during the social hour which followed, the hostess - served chicken salad, hoi rolls, potato chips, pickles, sand? wiches and cotree. The follow ing were invited to meet the visiting ladies: .Me? lanies 11. I.. Miller, il. it -out h ward. .1, A. (iilmer, S. VY. Wax, W. P. Ii.lloe, .1. I,. Me t'iirniick, I I'. Martin. A. .1. VVolfe. 11. I'. Young, Misses Mdrv Itaker. Niuhb, Vihevtird and'Flora IVriieo. The visiting ladies Were: MoKililllies K, II. I mid. Frank1 l.owry, Mary Marlin, ami Buhl ?vin. Misses Mary Hurt and: Maviiih McColgllil. of Norton,] lind M i s. ('mints, of t 'oebu'rui Delightful Party. Circle iiiYmbcr biie of the] Voiliig Ladies Missionary So.j cut \ , consisting of Misses I tor. Iba' Mab,ill es . Kilith Ballaril, Sophia Bum-diet, Kb-aimr Baker, Bruce Skceh ami Dorn thy Owens gave a very delight: fill pal l V .it the homo of M iss I Bruce Skeeii last Tuesday night .1 eight thirty il'clpck. Vor the olicasioii the whole lower lloor of I he Skeon home was decorated in streamers of redj who and blue crepe paper| Hid Mags. 'I b.- s oiing gtiesis Were intro- ] lue.-d to I leil, and M i s. I ie:ot g. Washington, ivlio wer. Mi .. Kleanor Baker and F.dith I' .1 lard, as they arrived, after which numerous contests and | games, suitable lor Ilm affair,! Vel .? engaged in. Miss Margaret Barren sue: ?ceded 111 making the most words out of the words (leorgeI Washington, svhien svas llfty-' nine, in fifteen minutes, ami in the Book contest, Miss Null Van tliirdef svon the pri/o, a ?r?pe di'-chinh handkerchief. Pretl y, appropi into hand painted place cards assigned the guests lo ih.-ir place- it the table in tie- dining room, where i delicious salad course und hot chocolate svas served. Those who wore present be- l -.ides the six mcinbots of circle, number on., were: Misses Frances l.ong, Nell Mans, ltilii.it Knight, t Hunt Met 'oir'lslc' Adelaide I'eitit, Margaret Bar run, FJizaboili sprinkle, l.ula Mulidlfey, Nellie llorsloy, Mhry j r.aker, Mars Blair and' I,nolle Marlin, Mil it Ii und F.tllol \'an-1 < lorder, I'd inche Ivilhotirne, Miss Nemo Vineyard; Miss Nell! VanGordor and Sirs. I. C. Tav lor. Death of Mrs. Bcntley. Mrs (brusha F.lkins Bentl.y died verv suddeiilv at her homo near the V. & S. \V. depot early Friday morning. She svas apparently in good health on Thursday tin.I her death came as a great, shock to her family ami neighbors She was the wife of Henry II. Bent ley. B'arly ill life she made a profession of faith in Christ and inter joined the Christian Church. She svas ti faithful wife, a devoted mother and very diligent in her daily tasks. Her husband, three sons and one daughter survive her. Funeral services were con? ducted at the home on Satur? day morning at ID o'clock by Uev. .las. M. Smith, and the in? terment svas made in the ceme? tery at Fast Stone Gap. "The Silver Tea. Oho of the must enjoyable so? cial functions of the year was the Silver Ten given by tho Civic Leaguo, at the home of Mrs. J. P. \SDlfe last Tuesday afternoon, during the hours of from three-thirty to six o'clock. \- the guests arrived they wer? met at the door by Miss Sarah Coohran. who pinned on each n tiny cardboard hatchet us a memento of the occasion. I'hey were then introduced to t leu, Oeorgo Washington (Peter Wolfe-, Martha Washington Miss Mary Bunn), and Lady Washington Mrs. II. A. W. Skeoh), who stood beneath n large drapi d Hag in one corner of the spacious parlor, which Wlifl attractively decorated in strings of small (lags and red crepe paper. Mrs W. I ;. Painter sold deli? cious candies from a booth in tic reception hall during the afternoon. Afterwards they wen- invited into the dining room, where Mrs. Bruce Tinsley was grace fully presiding at the ten and coffee urn -, ami Misses Caroline Ulm ids and Margaret Miller at tltesherhert howl on the table, around which was a glittering an ay of cut glass candle sticks holding red burning tapers sur? rounding a small Kreuch basket tilled with Mowers, which was the centerpiece The giicMs were then served delicious Sandwiches, tea or colfee, sherbet and cake by Mi-v's Margaret Bunn, Nellie llorslip, . .less Mcl'orkle, Virgin la Peverley ami I'belma Baker, who, together with Mrs. Tins hy, M issos Caroline Itlmuds mil Margaret Miller, were love? ly in their evening dresses and with their hair powdered white. Over seventy live ladies ami a few gentlemen called during the holirs, and nearly $itfj was realized from this enjoyable Put special mention should he in ob- of the entertaining program which was rendered vert cljiciOlitly during Ihe af? ternoon, which was as follows: piano Halo Arabesque M.-, YlbeyftMl. ? jui \Tv? If..-11.111,.11 Aunt Mary Mi-, t.lcii Soiiilovai!!'1 ' hesitation I ii,- llliunili Social Mi-s Mil lain Taylor. I i Itucuptinlti Gnilop Mi- s \ Itailvy ion! Mis* Janet llailey. Violin So)o Wim!-, ..f l.bvu M -. \ irginiii llyvcfliiyi lllljli ? IlwrgC of III* I'hlans Miss.l.iu.-t llailey Uni Mr Peter Wolfe. Ih" League wishes to thank tie- band for the music furnish? ed, lind tue merchants who do? nated liberally to the occasion, and all others who assisted ill making the tea such a success. University Men Earn luliica t ion. i 'harlot t es v ii lo, Va., Fob. 24, I'wo hundred and fifty men at tin- University of Virginia have reported the amounts eaiied by them for tin.- purpose of piling their ways through the university. The amount barnt'd by these men before entering the university wart ;l7.-lo; after entering tlio amount was $41,052. This makes the surprising total of ?-- s'.e.', an average of $U52.35 for each man. The striking fact is that tho students who have so far re? ported have earned for the pur? pose of getting an education, nearly nine thousand dollars more than the total State ap? propriation for tin- maintenance of the university, exclusive of the fUttels set aside for tho bos pital. These figures are taken from a considerable mass of statistics obtained concerning self-help at the University of Virginia, now being digested with a view to future publication in detail. The information has been col? lection by the committee on student self help, appointed by President Alderman. T h e chairman of the committee is Dr. Ivey V. Lewis Miller, pro? fessor of biology.