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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.

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