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VOL. XXIV, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1916. No. 14 The Knoxville Trade Trip. Only n few iluj'8 remains un? til lim big nil t>teel specie) p| tin- Kiinxvillo Trade Trip party will pull (nit from Knoxville l.olen with more tllUll olio hun llrt'il of Ixnox v ille's representa? tive business men, on their first big "i<<'t ucetpuuintoil" tour, ami then it wilt he hut a matter of hours until they arrive here. This is a splendid opportunity for our commercial organiza? tion to extend the hand <>f fellowship to the enterprising husiness men of the ICilSt Tbll ncssee metropolis, ami welcome them with sneh hospitality as is befitting Big Stone Gap. livery I nsine.-s man in Big Stone Gap should ho mi hand, and every organization should volunteer to march in a body to the t ra in to iiutI t hese dit - tinguishcd visitors, exhibiting thereby an appreciation of the enterprise manifested by these business men of a city whose products lind a market wherev? er civilis! it ion extends An object lesson in publicity will be furn? ished our bust 11088 men, which cannot hut redound to their benefit,as the spirit of cordiality and co-operation which will lie displayed is sure to lind lodge, incut in the breasts of our own business meu, inspiring them to solidify their efforts for the promotion of the interests of Big Stone Gap, which we hold to possess as keen llluillCSS ucumom as any town in the State, and capable of producing amazing results when directed in the right channels. Then, too, there are other phases which should be eon* aidercd: the social side of the meeting will no doubt result in Untold good, ami the motion pictures which are to be taken will prove an advertisement for Big Stone Gap which will live long after tlie trade trip has ii e e a forgotten ICveryono possible should make an effort to appear in these pictures, as they are to be shown in Knox? ville and all of the other towns and cities to bo visited by the special, and the better crowd we have the better showing will be made, ami the good that will he accomplished will in a large part dependent on this showing. Then too, the pic? tures will be shown here within a few weeks after they are made, and of course each of us has often wished to see our? selves as others see us. Let us go cut and meet these people and make them glad that they included Pig Stone (Jap in their itinerary, and want to return hero again next year. Bowling Tour? nament. The V. M. V. A. bowling team, of Bristol, have been in? vited to play pit the rub game here on next Saturday night, and it is expected it will he a very close ami exciting game. Tim two teams have met once here on the local alleys, when the local team won, and the re? turn match was played in liris tol a couple of weeks ago, our boys losing. This is to be a nuich more exciting game than the others, and will decide the winners of the tournament. We understand that the Bristol boys are practicing up for the match, and expect to bring over snine of their best bowlers. A number of the members of the Bristol Country Golf Club have also been invited over for a match game of golf with the members of the Mountain Golf Club. Costs $4,~ 000,000. ' Inexcusable Waste of Life and Money," Declares State Board of Health. Richmond, Va., March 3t.? Virginia's typhoid hill for the report year 1911 15 amounted to II round $1,000,000, according to statistics jUat'compiled by the State Board of Health, and the neglect of sanitary precautions against this disease cost, the] people in >re '.hall half the amount necessary to run the State government. "The past year," said an ollicer of the board, "was mark? ed by less typhoid than any year in the recordsof the hoard The total number of cases was only 42 per qetit as many as in 1908-00 Yet few realize Hint our typhoid for last year repre? sented an excusable waste of life ami money. "At the lowest possible esti? mate, the average case of ty? phoid fever costs $150. In many instances, of course, the COS! is much higher, owing to the expense of nurses, physi? cians' attention and loss of in? come. Hilt even taking the most conservation figures, the 0,008 cases of typhoid occurr? ing in the State from October 1, 191 t to September ISO. l?l? cost] the victims and their families well over $900,000. This ropre seated money actually spent from savings, money lost in in? come and nioney borrowed, of? ten by those who could not af? ford it. lo meet the expenses of sickness. "In addition to this, we must reckon on the death of one in ten of llo-.-e attacked by ty? phoid fever. Every death rep? resented the wiping out of a wage-earner or a potential pro ducer, for typhoid is a disease of the producer and is not com? mon among those who have passed the productive age. II we accept the lowest economic' valuation of human life?so far as life can he stated in terms of capital?every death from ty? phoid meant that a productive power of at least $5,000 war. destroyed. A ten per cent mortality means the utter ex tinction of more than ^.i.OQO'.OOfJ in the greatest and most vital wealth of tin- Stale. Funeral expenses adding to this item ami to tho cost of sickness, would easily raiso the total lo more than $4,000,000. ?'This would be bad under any circumstances; it is infi? nitely deplorable when it is re moinberod that every case of typhoid is preventable. If we proceed from the well-establish? ed fact that every case of ty? phoid comes from the genus that have left the body of some other person Buffering with ty? phoid, we see that when we keep the germs from reaching the bodies of healthy persons in food or drink or through! contact, wo are preventing ty? phoid The winde law of the prevention of this and all other tilth borne diseases is bound up in the simple rule?place the body wastes where they can? not reach anyone else in any possible way. "It is entirely for the people of the State to say whether they will continue lo pay ibis awful price for a preventable disease. The hoard of health is glud to send free literature to anyone who wants lo ascer? tain how his typhoid bill can be brought down to nothing." University of Tennessee Band, which will accompan) the k'noxvillc Trade Trip Special here on April l.lih. .& S.W. ENGINEER KILL? ED NEAR CHURCH HILL. TENN. John It. Dowell, a V. & S. VV. engineer, was killed yostor lay morning nt I0:lfi o'clock when ho was caught under the ingino of freight train number SJJ which wail derailed with six tool ears 6uo mil.- from Church llill.Tenn. None of the otlibr trainmen was injured. Unwell was about X"> yours old ami liv cd at Big Stone < tap. According to information the cause of the wreck was due i<i i rail having been removed for certain repairs] A lliigmuh was hurried from the scene, it is said hut, ho was probably an able to reach a point Btilliciohl ly far from the scone of the wreck before the train cam ? dashing down the grade ill a rate that it was impossible to slop iu lime to prevent the de? rail men l It was the purpose of the family to send the body of Kn niheer DbAyell to Ins native home in KjlOX county. Ten nessee, for hnrial, hut owing to the illness of Mrs Dowell, it was decided to bury the body it Big Stone (Jap, and ii iva.r accordingly sent to that place Thursday morning? Bristol I h i aid ('oiirier. Tito news of Mr. Dowuil'a death was received here with much regnit; lie was yory popular among railroad men and Otln rs as well, and had the reputation of heilig one of the best engineers on the road, and was held in high csteetl hy his ??mployers. Mr D?well had been a resident of Big Stone (Jap for about, three years, com? ing here from Kuowille, where he was formerly connected with lb" Southern Kailway, and had erected a home neai the V. iSr. S. W. depot. The body was brought here Thursday on l he noon train and on Friday; thirty live members of the Brothei hood of Loeotho live h'iiigiueers, came over to ntluild the funeral services which wen- conducted at the' Baptist Church by Key. .1. I'.. Craft. An itnimully large I crowd was in til tendance, and interment took place in (lleil ?Co Cemotery at I o'clock. Tho deceased is survived by a wife and seven children, the oldest of which is Id years old ami the youngest '1 years old. New Baby Bulletin. 'State Board of Health Issues Now Edition of Direct? ions for Infant Care. Richmond, Va., March 31.? Adorned with the smiling pic lures of eighteen Virginia babies, the State Board of Health has just issued a new edition of its bulletin for moth? ers on the Care of Infants. This bulletin is being sent to the mothers of all babies born during the last few months and will lie mailed free of cost to all others who send for it. The approaching spring weather will be marked by a high mor? tality among infants, many of whom, the board declares, can be saved by the application of a few simple rules laid down in the bulletin. Doing Good Business. The Mineral Motor Compauy, agents for the famous Ford car, have been quite successful in I heir. husiness since establish lug headquarters here recently Several cars Were sohl last week, siime of the purchnsots being Llall ami Oauilill, of Im boileii, who inirchaseil a tour? ing ear, ami roadsters were ile liveretl !?? t i. W. Scott, count) road engineer, and the Lowry Fruit Company .it Norton. They iiot only sell car- but also cany a complete slock of .-up plies and lICCi'SS?rieS that are used by the Fords and huv-j employed aii expert inechuiiie to do repair work. M mager t'.Mik has made some very tl.i'B tensive improvements tin th> garage and olllce building, which now has a Very nilr ic. live appearance. B. Y. P. U s. Entertained. Mrs. K L Hilton entertained Hie Bi V I" I s. [Mill II few of their friends Saturday evening from eight to eleven o'clock ill the pa-tot ium Music tiy a Viet rota und ritt morons games were indulged in merrily until leu thirty, and then Uli! guests were invited in to the dining room, where they .vero served sherbet and cuke. Those pies.-nt wer. : Prof, and Mrs. A. .1. Wolfe, Misses J Holierta Buck, Nemo Vineyard, I Lillian Wolfe, Mary Bunn; I Elizabeth Sprinkle, Margaret Barren, l.ula MahafFey, N'.itii and fjiiroli'nn Ooodloe; Tom. (ieorge mid William i loodloe, Paul Wolfe, Curl linker and KbV; (Waft Zalathea Class Entertained. .'fhe Zalathea Class of the Methodist Church,of whieh.Mis. : H. E. Benedict is teacher, enter tailied lit the home of Misses Tiielma and Mary Btiker Fri I day night from eight thirty to eleven o'clock. After many games,a delicious salad course was served lo the members of Hie class present, who were: Misses Latiiia Marrs, Allie Nickels, Gertrude Jen? nings, Margaret and Mary i 'at nes, Mary and (Bessie < iilly, Sophia Benedict, Mrs. II. E Benedict ami Mrs 1. 0. Tavlor. Messrs. frill, ltobert Ingle, Bat Hammonds.I lei ber! Brown, W alter Nickels, .Iannis Taylor, Simon, Buben and Boy Banks. East Stone Gap Man Kiiled. .lessee < >iialls, of East Stone Gup, foreman for a timber crew at the lumber operation of M. C. McCorklo&Son,near Haute, was instantly killed Friday morning by u falling tree, ti Ilimb of the tree striking him in the head. The body was i brought to East Stone Gap Friday night and taken to the home, of the deceased a short distance above town. Burial services were conducted by Bov. ,|. M. Smith, of this place. The deceased was 10 years old and is survived by n wife and 1 three small children. Purpose of Visit of Knoxville Trade Trip Members Is To Cement Business Relations Business Men of Knoxville Wont te Knew More About Conditions Here, and Desire People Here to Know More AhDut Knoxville is a Manufac? turing and Jobbing Center. Hack of the while bat*, tbo stripped! umbrella.1!, Ibo music, the fun and Kood-fellowship of tho Knoxville Trade Trip, there Is a very serious purpose. This Trade Trip baa n meaning, ami i that moaning is Illustrative, ?l the bust. qosh uplrlt of Knoxville. Kor, he it known, that this Is "Pros? perity Year In Knoxville"?her mills! and factories are running;, and the wheels of cominorco are humming; Knoxville Is stlrr'-d In every pulso and lltue as she has never been stirred be. for.- -with a now spirit of enterprise, of push anil purpose that Is built upon tho solid rock foundation of coiuldonee ?confidence la her own future: confi? dence In the loyalty of bur peoplo ami Iggresslvonoss'ot her progressive bus! lens men and institutions. I } Wm. H. Croucli, leader of the U. of T. ? and, which is to visit here. It is In (ha spirit of ibis now pros? perity that this Plrst Trade Trip Is heilig made, ami It is far from a Bul? lish spirit, for Knoxville Is hot Coining to soil; hut to See and to HIT VT lu her now prospi rlty sin- must look boyoud hnr own doom for now hitv torlal. Knoxville wants to extend to the people of her sister ijkiib and eltlr-a the "glad hand," waats to know the til bottor, ami extends to them ait Invita? tion to grow iis sl.o grows. Knoxville .vunts us to prorll by bor prosperity. Tin iu will be a result to this trip that ??gllt Ip bo of special Interest to this town. Holm;, as it Is, tu Itself au axiiniplo of organization and etlieloney, the trip ought to stimulate greator In? terest Iu our local coininorclul organi? sation and in greator commercial ac? tivity; Then, too. the visit of the Knoxville Trade Trip will ollur to our local boosters an opportunity to do somo boosting of their own game. The Special will carry representatives of both nf Knoxvllle's big daily pap.-rs. newspapers that are read far und wide. I Tho Impression thoy gather of the j towns visited, und which will bo gath? ered by the other members of the [party will have n far reaching effect and untold good should result. I I.et us go out und meet llio "spe? cial" In a spirit which will animate I them: In a spirit of wanting lo got closer together and of co operation and thereby both sides will bo bone fitted. UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE BAND TO GIVE CONCERT HERE 1 Crack Musical Organization of the State to Accompany Knoxville's Trade Trip Special. The University of Tonnossoo Hand, one of the cVack musical organizations of the state will accompany the Trade Trip Special of the Knoxville business rnen to furnish the music at this and ; the other towns visited. The hand I which is composed of 25 mombors will, give concerts, both of popular and classical music, and all lovers of mit? tle should plan to hear these concerts. FOR SALE. I Three good ponies, registered stock, und one cart and sot of harness for sale at a bargain j for cash, or will make good terms to proper parties. Phone or write, (ieo. L, Taylor, Iti^ Stone (.lap, Va. Ohl newspapers for salo at this olliee. TIii? Civic League asks overy citizens of the town to manifest lltoir civic in hie by cleaning hp their premises tin's week. All rubbish, tin cans ami trash collected ami placed in piles by Monday of next week will he hauled oil by teams. The League Offers three prizes to hoys colli ding t Im three largest piles of tin cans; 1st prize, f-.?ot ball; 2nd prize, hasehall glove; :>ri| prize, baseball ami bat. The cans are t.> be brought to th" vacant hit where the Com? munity t'hristmas Tree now Stands where they will bo counted as brought in by a committee. Why not he proud to live ill the cleanest, prettiest town of Southw est Virginia? Proclamation. Let us show mir loyalty and our desire to beautify our town by putting our homes ami our business hotiscs; our yards anil our properly generally in the best of onler. Clean up and paint wherever necessary; do iwny with rubbish and the scrap he.ip; improve the vacant lots, and encourage your neigh? bors I., do likewise. Promote the cleanliness of our town and thus add to the health, happiness ami safety of our people. W. s Rose, Mayor. HIGH SCHOOL TEAM VICTORIOUS. Easily Won Over Local Picked kam by Score of 10 to 3. Tim lirst base ball gnmo of the Season was witnessed here S/.iturday afternoon between : he high school team and a pics, .i local team, which re -mi i! in a cuillpli le victory for the school lads by a score of 10 lllllOOgll the attendance was not v. ry I irge on account ol the chilly weather, it was, nevertheless, a gala time for ih..so who were lucky enough o In- there. Lively music was furnished by the baud, and the gliUli) was interesting through oil l. Kelly pitched for the high clued team, on account of the aliSi in .- of t heir regular pitcher, and Iiis ifolivery was very puz? zling lo i In- local sipiad. Any? how they Were lucky enough lo put three runs across home plate. Miller, pitching for the local team, was hit freely, but not in safe terrtory. His sup? port was erratict at linn s,which accounted for most of the scores, The high school team is un? usually strong this yeariii field? ing and hailing, ami it can be -al.lv predicted Unit they will HgUro in the contest for tho championship of Wise county ;his spring. limine;*. 1 ?< ;i 1 "i II 7 s v ? It 11 High Seh....! i ii a -.? i a l ?> x-iu a I.... it Ten hi .. 'I I I l HO II II U? il ;l Batteries Kelly and Laue; \i illur ami 1 Lnrris. Umpire -Hubert Potter. I.I N EU P: High School? t !ai m s, 2b; l-'h-cnor, ss; Mullius, :;b; H iker, lb; Kelly, |>; Lane, c; Lile, of; Kilbonnie, If; Mar? lin, rf. Loool Team?Home, ss; Jmies, lb; Taylor, 3b; Tale, ?2b; Miller, p; Harris, c; Lussiter, If; Rlauchard; cfj Morgan, rf; D rennen, -'ib. Laundry Sold. The stock in the Royal Laun? dry Company was sold last week to Mr. R. P. Harren, cash? ier of the Interstate Finance and Trust Company, who will continue to operate it under tho name of the Royal Laundry. No.change will be made in tho management, Mr. W, P. Potter being retained as manager of the plant. Cards are out announcing the wedding of T. K. Bandy to Mies Vivian Duncan of ?? Boston II ill" Salem, Va. The brido is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Duncan, and is said to bo a lovely girl. Mr. Bandy is well known here and very popular. He is now located at Kingsport whore his pros? pects are flattoriug.?Norton 11'ropress.