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The Big JStone Gap Post. _
VOL. XXIV, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COU N T Y, V A., WEDN ES DAY, APRIL 19. 1916. f^fj^ KNOXVILLE BOOSTERS Well Pleased With Their Re? ception in BifJ Stone Gap. I On lust Thursday the Knox -villn Trade Trip Boostei b visited Hig Stone Gap and this section, and according to the reports of their trip they were delighted; with their reception in South west Virginia. There were about 12(1 in the crowd and to US they appeared to he ahoilt ' the nicest bunch of boosters that has ever conio through here. They were brought over front Appalaehia in Appalaehia and Big Stone Grip automobiles, accompanied by a largo num? ber of Appalachians enterprising citizens, including their splen? did band, which assisted in fur? nishing music for the reception here. The Journal ami Trib? une, of Knoxville, had a repre? sentative with the boosters, and here is what he Bays in his paper about their trip to the "gap country :" Auto Trip lo the Gap. Knowing that wo were it dry crowd from a dry town, and be? ing wise, because they live in Wise County, the people of Ap pnlachia and Big Stone Hap met us at the tram with '?The Old Oaken Bucket," brimming full, played by their band in its best style. The university bund returned the compliment, and joined by the school children ,,f Appalachian formed a proces? sion that strung out for a dis taube of a half a mile and marched through the main street of l he town, counter marching and limn, without any speaking, entering auto? mobiles for the trip to Big Stone Gap, for the party aban? doned their train at Appalaehia for the trip through the gap. The Big Stone (lap reception committee, headed by Will t ioodloe, chairman. C S Cal ? ler, Kurl Stouhr and It. It Al HOVer, president of the hoard iff trade, and president of the South and West Coal and Coke Company, were awaiting the K'no wiliians at Appalaehia with a string of forty uutoino biles. The trip to Big Stone Cap is three and a half miles over one of the lines! roads we have seen anywhere. The road runs along the hanks of one of the prongs of the Powell's river, and indeed it is a beautiful stream, while the sdertery along the drive through the gap, with the rocky dills touring hundreds and hundreds of fool on either side, surpassing any thing yet seen. At Big Stone Gap, the party were greeted by another band and by a crowd of between two and three thousand, including the six hundred ami fitly pupils of the school. Gen. Ayers' Welcome. The address of welcome to the gap country was made by < ion It. A. Ayers, a Confederate vet teran and n former attorney general of Virginia, who greet' od the visitors most cordially, and remarked that (hey Inid tried to make the Knoxville parly's reception as warm as the one be received at Knox ville during the civil war when for two years, anil t he others of the Confederate army tried without avail to break into the town. But since then, ho said, bia relations with Knoxville had always been most cordial and happy, be add. d that in all the years the people of the Gap had been doing business with the business nien of Knoxville, they bad received only fair and courteous treatment, and lie had never known a fairicr sei of business people anywhere. Big Sinuc Gap and Knoxville had long und many business relations, he said, und lie hoped they would have longer anil more. General Avers was photographed with .fudge Lindsay by ".Moving Picture Jim" Thompson as the general was presenting the judge. The judge wore Iiis prettiest smile, and made one of his liest spoechos at this place, telling tho crowd that be felt inspired ti> ili? Iiis best because of iin mcnsily of llio cordiality ?>f iho reception tin' parly had recoiv i-cl. Tlio judge than prosonte.d l>r. Stuart, whom all tie- Y.elh odist (nnd southwest Virginia is full of tliciii) und most every? body else. hereabouts know per? sonally, and the doctor made a splemiiii talk, cloning with a line tribute to the people of Dig Stone Gap and of Knoxville. "Kidded" Mr. Helm. Judge Lindsay then continu ed ins can opening process, and called out George Helm. He "kidded" Mr. Helm a bit by telling the orowd that he bulled; on George at Richmond the other night, and he fell down, lint Ihiit he believed that Mr. Hehn ought to have unotln r chance, ami lie gave it to him. Hut not for long, for In- soon called hith down, in fact grab? bed him by the tail of hi-- eo.it and pulled linn down und push ed him out of the automobile from which the speaking was done. Mr. Hehn opened with a few jokes, and then set in to try to loll I lie big crowd how anxious the party wits le get to Big Stone (iap. ".lust to show you how how anxious wo eve re to get here, I may tell you thai we paid more than $3,000 for the train to tiring an heie, and*' ?bin he got no further for Judge Lindsay grabbed him by ihu coattail ami dragged him down, taking his place and telling the crowd that George ought to be ashamed of himself. "Why, I lie idea of getting up here dial complain? ing to these people because we had to pay a little matter of three thousand dollars to come up here and see them", said the judge: "Why"', ho declared, "it would have been worth the money if it had cost us ten thousand dollars. This reccp tion is wortli any price," he continued, The Judge then added that he wasn't going to take any more chances of open ihg a "can of bud stuff," and was goinn to do thi' rest of the talking himself, BO the people of the Gap country Would he sure to hear a good speech. The Jtidge then told the crowd something about Knoxville us an industrial and jobbing eon tor, and dwell particularly up? on the city's educational ad? vantages, being the boat of tin university of tho State and the Summer School. After the speaking, the Knox villiuns were taken for an auto tour of the residence Bection, and saw, without doubt, some of the prottisl homes they have seen on the tour. One of the homes they saw was the huh gdlo of John Kox, Jr., the celo brated no^i li-t, anil after see? ing something of tlie beauty of tili) Gap country, one can IIn dorstand where Fox got the in? spiration for the stories lie has written about the wonderful mountain section. About the only thing Fox lias made famous in this section that wo didn't see is the rhododendron, and that flowtr isn't blooming yet? The party then returned to Appalachiu, covered with diist, but tilled with pleasure because of their wonderful cordial rc ucption and filled with admira? tion for the wonderful develop? ment here and for tin- splendid scenery for which this country is famous. At Appalacliia. On tho return to Appalacliia, tho boosters found another large crowd awaiting l hem, and there was another short speech making session. The party was welcomed by Prof, II. L. Sulfiidge, principal of tho school of this thriving mining town, to which brief replies were made by Judge Lindsay and Dr. Stuart. One of the gentlemen who greeted the visitors on this stop was lir. I. I'. Martin, former pastor of Church street M K church, South, now serving his fourth year as presiding elder of the Big Stone Gap district of the M. B. church, South. J. P. Elendricks, editor of the Cumberland Progressive, pub? lished .at Appalacliia, and (!il bert X. Knight, editor of the Big Stone Gap Post, got out special booster editions of their papers, the Big Stone Otip paper's enterprising eiliti>r issu? ing a twelve.page ???lit I > > ll of tin Post. Beth papers wore adorn? ed With cuts of tlie trade trip special, members of the party ami of important building in their towns. Copies of these papers were distributed on the ! train. After the Appalachian exer cisos, the members of the party ago in boarded their train and made tin- trip to Norton. U.D.C Meeting Tlie United Daughters of Hie Confederacy were entertained very delightfully Wednesday afternoon. April 12, at the home of Mrs. C. C. Coohrnn. The meeting was one of unusual in? terest and largely attended. Mrs. I, (). Pellll," president of ] the Chapter presided, and roll call was responded to with a historical event. Mrs. Alexander, who wail our delegate to ihe District Conven? tion recently convened at Tazo well, Va., gave a very interest? ing report of the proceedings of the Convention Sue spoke of the emphasis put upon ihn im? portance of raising lie fund fed the completion of she Shiloh monument. The amount to be raised by i letober is s| l.lKig 1 She also reported that the Big Stone Cap Chapter made a splendid showing, and tile uexi District Convention will beheld at Big Stone i iup. About fifty ladies usually attend these meetings. The subject for the historical les.-on for April was "M ntorial Day in the South."' Mrs. M. It. McCorkle read a paper showing that Mrs. Mary Anno Williams, of Columbus, I Sa.. ami not Mrs. Kllis, lirst suggested Memorial Day. A reading, "Cover Them Over With Beautiful Flowers,V by Will Carlo mi, was read by Miss Mary Skeen. Mrs. (i. I,. Taylor read a poem entitled "Meinorial Day," followed by a reading, "They Are Not Dead," by Mrs. \\'ado Barrier. The Chapter will meet with Mrs. 0, L Taylor in May. Boll call will be answered with a bis lorical event which happened in May. During the social hour which follow,.:1 the program the host - ? . as-.j ited by her daughter, Miss Sarah, served most do ligluful refreshments. Those who w,'re present were: Mesd urns .1. II. Ilngy, W. I . ti.Hoe. I, 1?. I'etlit, C. 1. Taylor, C. C. Long, M. It. Me. Corkle, C. W. Walker, .1. I,. McCormick, A. .1. Wolfe. S. A Bailey, Irby NMckels; SVade Bar. rier, II. A. Alexander, K K. Goodloc, George Bbgard and Malcolm Smith, ami Misses tiilly ami Skeon. Mrs. Malcolm Smith. Secretary. Appalaehia Defeats Norton. In the opening game of the Wise County High School Lea gue for the championship of Wise County, Appalaehia "asily defeated Norton Saturday af? ternoon on tlm lathi's grounds by a score of s to 0. Tlie open ing game was scheduled for the Stil, but was postponed on ac? count of bad weather. Big Stone (lap had an open date Saturday owing to the with? drawal of Wise and Last Stone (Jap from the league, and quito ja number id" the players wit nessed the game at Morion They will play at Cooburn April 22nd, and Appalaehia will come here some lime later to play the game postponed from April 8bh. This week is Moving Day at the Touruine. The Barriers gave up their apartments on Friday to move into the .1. B. Ayers cottage, Waiter Shtink ami his mother are to occupy the Barrier apartment as soon as it is repapered, Mr. ami Mrs Taylor are to have the apart? ment vacated by the Shanks and the Bunlenettes ami Mr. ami Mrs. Harris have just mov? ed into the Touruine, so the dwellers in this apartment house have been having a per? fectly lovely time?especially the babies. Old newspapers for sale at this office. Day. To the country churches of the Stale and Nation is com milled a grunt task and 11 groat trust- the building <>f characters of men and women who make up the greater pari of our population, both rural and ur? ban. The country church is a necessity of civilization, and not only must it bo perpetuated and encouraged, hut its sphere bf usefulness must lie constant widoued, so that it reach its ptoper position as the communi? ty center. it gives nie pleasure, there? fore, to proclaim Sunday, May 7, tltlU Country Church Day and to urge it large attendance at every rural bouse of worship on that day. A Special program for its celebration lias been pre? pared by the extension depart? ment of the University of Vir gmia, which is available for use it desired. There are thou sands of city dwellers who might well turn their thoughts ami prayers on that ilay to the mission and the services of ihe churches in the country where once Centered their spiritual lives. In witness whereof, I have thereunto set m> hand, and I Caused the lesser seal of the Commonwealth to be afllxed, at Uichmond, this the twenty lliird day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred aiid sixteen, and of tlie Oommotiwealth the ?nii hun? dred and fortieth. lt. C. ST?AUT, Governor M. t?. JA MKS, Sec; of the Commonwealth. The Civic League Goat An occasion of great interest to the hoys of tin; town the last of ihe week was the Civic Leaguetin can crusade for the nicest little angora goat you ever -aw. This contest was in cidcillal to the annual Clean lip Day this year when Ihe town Was made spick and span and spotless once more?and, we hope, will continue so. A couiiniltiie of Civic Leugne ladies had a gorgeous time COUIltillg tlie cans after they were diimped hack of the M inor Building Friday afternoon. This committee was compose,I of Mrs McCorinick.Mrs. Irvine, Mrs. Knight, Mrs. Hobt |i M.irrison, Mrs MeCorkle, Miss Eliot, Mrs Skeen, Mrs. U. 11. Also vor nuil Mrs. E, K Hood lee. The Count slood US fol? lows: Corl.-v Sampson, I,Bio cans, awarded first pn/.e, tie goat; Kay Mahatl'ey, II.Ooll cans, second prize, baseball glove; Harry Button, colored, 1,810 cans-, third prize, ball and bat. .lack t'ox. ,1. C. Kuller and B, D. Baker, Jr., had a nice lot of cans and Ouch got a baseball. Booster Edi? tions. The enterprising publishers of the Big Stone Gap Post and the Appalaehia Progressive de? serves a lot of credit for their splendid editions on the Booster week. The l'ost was twelve pages, full of tin- choicest mat t-r, and beautifully printed. The whole issue showed skill and care throughout and is bound to have made a splendid impression. ThoProgrossi ve was an eight page paper. It was also w-ell gotten up, and the articles were all well written.? Norton Progress. How's This? We offer One Hundred I 'ollnn Reward for any caso of Catarrh that cannot ho cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. V. J. CIIKNKT & CO., Toledo. O. Wo. Ui<? underaiirncd. have, known K. J. : Cheney for the last IT. years, and believe I htm perfectly honorable In nil business, transactions and financially abla lo carry out any ol>M.:.itle.nn made by Ids firm NATIONAL, ha:, i. OF COMMERCE, Toledo. O. Haiti Catarrh furo In taken Internally. I actinic directly upon the bleed nn.l mu? cous surfaces of the system. Testlme-nlali sent free. Prlea 7", cents per bottle. Bold !>y all Pv-JKirldts. Take 1I.II ? family rill, for cor.itlpielon. Proceedings Of Council. The regular monthly meeting of the Town Council was bold in thi- Council Chamber on Tuesday April Ith, 101?, at -i p. m. The reports of ollioors were read.and upptoved. The report of Mayor showed f 100.00 in lines collected in the month of .Mareli. A Resolution was passed granting tlie 1, \ N Hailrotid permission to raise tie- ovi r ilead bridge over their liufc near the L. & N. depot Jl inch ? above the present grade, in or? der to protect trainmen. The Kiro Committee and Fire Chief word authorized to take up the matter of eolist t net ion of | a hose tower for ventilating water hose, with power to uet. In the matt. r of eontomplat-1 ed improvements mi Wvundottol Avenue between the Methodist Church and \Vest Sixth st, . : and out that street to Wood Avenue, and one additional block ou F. ist fust street be? tween Sbawnee ami Cherokee] streets, the Mayor was aut horiz-| ed to invite proposals for stir facing the roadbed, also for hauling the iiiuterinl from I,. & | N. depot, and for rolling down; the material after it is in place. i The mayor was instructed to Construct an outlet for the sew? er at the swinging bridge, over ! Si.nth Kork Addition'; also the change t he K ,st First st ret i Sewer to conm et with the ao\\ - er near the Park entrance. Council adjourned to in -et the Ural Tuesday in May iit J To Lot Owners in Glencoe Cemetery. We wish to call your atteii tion to the fact, that" the Civic League has been making strenuous efforts to bcUtitlf v the cemetery and has recently expended with the help ot the town about lour hundred llol lars in inproveinents. We are appealing t-i each an I every lot owner t > make a special effort this spring t. beautify his or her individual lot tas has already btfoil done in a number of Insl inci h ? in grading, fertilizing ami sddd itlg and planting lloyvers. 1 >r in case this is impossible, pp account of physical inability!) not resident,nr for any oth? er reasons, the Civic Leaguti has a very efltciotll Cemetery Committee which will gladly undertake any specified work if the owner of let will semi amount which he or she de-ires to be expended during the growing season. Private subscriptions lor gen era! improvement!! in theCcituj lory will be gratefully received !ilKS. .1 Ij. MO OKMli K. t'rinhloul MUS. It. T. IltVlM I. tat Vice I'ifsid" "i M?S II A W SICKK.N'i ind Vied l'i.-i-d.-nt. MUS. A. Ji Will.I E, Uetonllng Scerelnry'. MltS MAVO 0.SI1KI.I?. i 'orrfspnudiuii Secretary; MKS i; V KS IG IIT, Tronituidr. M IIS. M. It MCCOItki.K, M US. MAItVI.N K KKI.l.Y. Mlts. KOIlT l>. MOnillSOX, MltS. It A I.I'Il E TA(i(l AKT, < -otheter)' ijomnilttee. Birthday Parly Master 8am Carter, Jr., the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. (' S Carter, entertained a large num? ber of bis little friends last Wednesday afternoon from four to six o'clock very delightfully in honor of his eighth birthday. Misses Nemo Niheyard, Man Skeon and Mrs. A. .1. Wolfe as aiated the children in playing many games, and later ushered them into the dining room, where1, in the center of the la ble, was a large white cake holding night liny caudles M rs. Carter then cut the cake into slices for the children, in which were prizes, such as a ring, thimble, button: wishbone, ami needle, which caused much en joymont for the little folks. Do lieicus ice cream, three kinds of cake, punch and candy was then served. Those who weie present to wish Sam many more happy birthdays, and who brought him many lovely presents werei Frances Savers. Leolu Ham Iii-Ii. Margaret Baker, Louise Pettit, Ktith MuhalTey, P.ugcniu Allen, Margurct Kelly, Klsio W i lls. Francos Datighcriy, Mar? lin Louise Avers, .Julia and Jo? sephine McC?rkle. Tho boys McLaurien Baker, John \y iil ton Kambien, William Nickels, Hob Morrison, Lewis McCortoick, K. 1). Baker, Hob ? n Burron, Karl Stoehr. Jack Vox, John Mooro Buker, J.SO. Fuller und John Hill (ioodloo. Closing Exercises of East Stone Gap High School. Pho baccalaureate sermon win bo preached by ltev. J. M. Smith, of Big Stone (lap, on Sunday, April S3. The K' a diluting exercises will take place "H Tuesday night, April 25th, at eight o'clock. Graduating class?Elsie Law son, Bessie late, HarriBoii Bowles and Thomas Witt. Lit briirj address l?v Supt. F. O. Fit.'.patrick, <if ' Bristol. Ad dr< - ? by Supt. J. X. Ilillmdn oh ''Consultation and Trans? portation for Schools." Mr. Ilillmun especially requests all (l it runs of the school to bo present for this address. Associated Charities Enter? tainment. Wednesday night the Asso ciated Charities gave an enter? tainment at ihe Amii/.u in con? nection with Manager Taylor's ox eel lout pictures for that oven ilig. The program was render I hj Im- il talent entirely and, is is always ihe case when lo? cal llllnill appears before an nil dienco in the (lap, it was en ihusiasticully enjoyed from he ginning In end, and several numbers were persistently on cured. Special mention should he ihiide Of the splendid music furnished by the Big Stone Gup band, which was high class in ovorj respect and added much to the enjoyment of the even in g l ie progruni in detail was as follows: Moving picture's'. ieleclum by the Blind: Recitation, Mis. Ike Richmond. Violin rjiilo, Mrs. I', ck. 'Tenting mi the tibi Gamp Ground;" Messrs Sayers, Boi denei te. J Hues and l Iwens, Who after being continbusly encored, delighted the audi? ence with a college song, "The Bullfrog on the Bank." Moving pictures, Huttorllv Dance, Miss Sophia Benedict. S. I, ei inn by the Band. Itccitut iciil, M i -s M iriam Taylor. Duet, Mis-, Mabel Willis and Miss J nie Bullllt. Selection by the Band. The Associated Charities cleared jtlS.O?, which consider? ing tho fncl that a general nd iiiis-..in of only tifteen cents whs charged, is proof positive that everybody got value ro ceived and considerably over. Celebrates Birthday. .1 N. Moore, who for many years lias resided near the V. it S W. Depot, was given, by Iiis daughter, Miss Lulu Mooie, on April -inl, a very delightful lurprise in tho form of a deli? rious dinner in honor of his seventy second birthday, at which a Dlllllbi r of his friends and relatives were present; who w-i ie: Mr. and Mrs. .) issee Mc Lemore and little son, Billy, Mr. and Mrs. Hobt. McLetnore, i W i-e. Misses Mary Leftwich and Brownio McKenzie, of Ap pnluclii i, Mr. ami Mrs. lt. I). Baker and little son, lt. D. Jr., of the < iap. In tit*; Pocket; whoro tlie hootowl reigned supreme ton y us ago, is now oiitf of tho largest electrical plants in tho United States, sending thou sands of horse-power of energy to the mines i'u Lee and WiBO counties, Virginia and Harlan county, Kv.,and lighting Pen ninglon Cap. Big Stone Gap, lAppahVchia, Smnegu, Keokeo iml oilier Virginia towns as woll as carrying "light" to our friends across the mountain in Kentucky, This plant ubgs a car of coal eveiy twenty four hours. -Norton Progress. Villa has been killed so many times the public will not boiiovo i when the cuss really doos stretch hemp.