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The Big JStone Gap Post. _
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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,
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
Booster Edi?
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
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
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
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.
MUS. It. T. IltVlM I.
tat Vice I'ifsid" "i
ind Vied l'i.-i-d.-nt.
MUS. A. Ji Will.I E,
Uetonllng Scerelnry'.
i 'orrfspnudiuii Secretary;
M IIS. M. It MCCOItki.K,
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?
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
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
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.

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