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Stoii VOL. XXIV, BIG STONE GAF>. WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1916. No. 22 W. J. Bryan Speaks In Bristol. Pictures "Preparedness" In Most Hideous Phase Of Iis Significance. Niimlicr Of Big Stone Gapians Go Over To Hear Ad? dress. We lake pleasure in reprint? ing Hid following clipping from Friday's Bristol Herald Courier in regard to t'ol.Bryan's speech, which will he, We think, of much interest to our readers, ??That tlieAthdrieun people,the common masses, are in danger of being subjected to a biirdou Home lux extending over gen? erations, anil all thai million-! uire? in tliis country may have a chance to pile up more money at din expense <>f the sweat and blood of the toiling millums, who may also I?1 subjected to a'saiiguinury war in order to carry out the program in all of its horrors, was in substance, tint picture drawn by tin- lion. William Jennings Bryan in his peace talk before a large uhili ohce in the Y. Mi U. A. audi? torium here on Thursday aft?r ternoon. Introduced by Judge .lehn SV. Price. Mr. Bryan declared that the propaganda of the in? terests was to slir up the war spirit, get the Nation into war ailing with Nations of Ktirope, and thus force sentiment suf licinnt to bring about uppropriii; ti ins amounting to untold mil? lions in order that armor, muni lion and other war material plants might profit. tie de? clared that tie- jingoists who are louden! in their demands for stieli a situation never take up anus, lull cry aloud for war as the aids of the millionaire - who are to protit from such a condition, while the honest boys of the Nation are driven to war like so many cattle to the slaughter. His address was a donuneia linn of war as wrong in prih cipul, and a plea for peaceful , methods in Rottling all disputes arising among Nations] lie declared that this could lie uc complished in all cases, hut for the Sottish motives to he Milh Horvt'd, and that when the com? mon people ?hee HltW the situa? tion in i is tea I ligllt, a cliungo in condition would naturally follow. There is no occasion for alarm about war with any Na? tion, ho insisted, declaring that as matters stand today our poo [lie have no cause nor any de? sire to go to war with auv Na? tion. . There in, he declared, no cause lor alarm alone; this line. <>ur only four of danger, in the distinguished statesman' sopin iuu, was that our people might bj reason of jingo agitation, aided by a subsidized press,Hub judt uh to the false philosophy advocated by some that to be prepared is tlie only means of pieventing war. Mr. Bryan declared there was nover a bigger piece of sophistry. He illustrated it by mi example of individuals liv? ing in u community where they had enjoyed peace and good Mil towards dach other for years. Finally certain neigh hers would talk to one of the mob. and tell him he had certain rights that ought to be protect? ed against bis neighbor. He Wdithl immediately arm him? self, then announce his propur bdness to defend his own rights against Ins neighbor. The neighbor would in turn arm himself, and the talk id' oppOS-l lag rights Would continue until it ended in a tragedy. The same he declared to be true of Nations among whom the idea of preparedness is agitated, ''repartition of this nature In? variably brines on war, he de Wared. He. urged that the military spirit he kept in a state of sub? jection and that all inon talk W wot) as the most potent factor i" the world. When the false doctrine of preparedness is rel? egated to the rear, as Mr.Bryun views it, there will bo an op? portunity to re write interna tioual law and provide for the incorporation of principles that would bring about settlement of nutional differences by peace methods instead of by war. Mr. Bryan dopioted something of the awfulness of the slaugh? ter of the present Kuropentl war, of the millions that huvo been shun or permanently wounded, nil in opposition to the plain commandment "Thou shall not Kill." lie reviewed tl.>st in billions, and told of the hardships it would entail j upon those people for genera-1 lions to come, and all to satisfy the sophistry that"might makes right." lie saiit that the amount I sought lo have appropriated by I those who are urging a program of complete "preparednosB"was equal to something like ?8,000, 1)00,000. This amount, be de? clared, was more than is now spent annually for the educa lion of American youths, und if appropriated for the const ruc? tion of macadam highways would ribbon this country with groat highways every twelve miles apart from east to west and every like distance from north to south. This money, if used to aid our nation agricul? turally, if put behind the farm? ers in the development of our agricultural interest.", would result, instead of misery and bloodshed for otir sons, I he com? plete mastery of peaceful pros perity for the masses. Mr. Bryan arrived here at 10:40 a. m. from Johnson City, lie was met at the Station by a e.rowd of several hundred men and women, and was given n most cordial welcome, lie was was kept busy bowing und smiling as he proceeded lo the automobile in which he was driven over the principal streets of the city, accompanied by a large number of members of the reception committee. There were about twenty automobiles in the procession. Col. Bryan was entertained at Hotel Bristol during hisstay, He came up town to do a bit of shopping before the hour for his lecture, and made a purchase of a 1 '.mama hat and a suit of inuhair. At the hotel one fool-weary country mail, with a little boy at his side, approached the noted commoner with the re? mark: "1 was very anxious to meet you and bear your peace talk. I have walked I" miles with my little boy at my side", he concluded. ''Good boy," said the dis? tinguished statesman, as be patted the eouutryman upon I he shoulder, then took him by the hand for a second cordial greeting. I'Voin here Mr. Bryan went lute in the afternoon to Jeffer? son City, Tonn., having an en? gagement to speak thorn Thurs? day night. The patronage of his leetlirc here was ipiite satisfactorv ,and the V. M. c. A. received mib stautial benefits." Officer Shot in a Fray al a Church. Kreeling, Vu., May _,7. ?SV. s. Vuhovor,' justice of the peace, was seriously, if not fatally, shot at Little '/ion Church while trying to conserve the peace. A warrant was issued for Kd mtind Holling by the justice, charging him with disorderly conduct near where services were being held. The warrant was placed in the hands of SherilT M. C. Swindal for Boi? ling's arrest. But meanwhile, it is charged, one of the man's "pals" stalled to let hi in know that the otlicer was looking af? ter him, when the justice at? tempted to head him off. As the justice approached be says Boiling tired two shots at him. One ball passed through his shoulder, the other indicting a slight wound about his head. Holling surrendered to Officer Swindal. Knoxville Wins Series. The Knoxville colored base ball team, who came here last week to play a three-gamo series with the team ut this place, easily won two out of three games. The last game was won by the home team by a score of <J to 6. Commits Suicide. Mayo Cabcll. Prominent At? torney ot 'jig Stone Gap, Cuts i hroat With Ra? zor in Lynchburg Hotel. s A thrill nf horror ran through tho Gap Sat unlay morning when the news swiftly spread that Mayo Cabcll liatl'commit toil suicide in a Lynchburg ho tel. It was at first thought that he had shot himself, t he long distance operator not boitlg able to hear the message distinctly, ami It was not until the Boan olcn Times and Lynchburg News came in later in the <lav that the details of Mr. Caliell's terri? ble deed were learned. Mayo Cabell bad lived in the Gup for many years. lie was recognized not only as a man of honor and distinction in his profession, but lie was held in the highest esteem as a citizen. He was Treasurer of Christ Church at this place and an ar dent and enthusiastic supporter of every movement for ihn bet I ?' r 11 Ii' Ii I of t he town Kor sev? eral years he was City Attor? ney's and at the lime of his tragic, death he was Iteferee in Bankruptcy, a government ap? pointment which he tilled with his customary efficiency. Mr. Cabell was a liou-commissioncd bflicor in Company II, Second Itogiiiicnt 'Virginia Volunteers, who, in regular service for his coiinlry, would have proved himself a soldier of high cour? age and staunch pat riot ism. To his most intimate friends the manlier of Mr. CabeU's sad death was not a surprise as he, himself, had worried great ly over the fact that his mind was becoming unbalance.I, par ticillurly noticeable in his in? creasing inability to control his temper. It was in the hope that a change of scene would benefit him, as it bad never failed to do ill the past, that lie was persuaded to accompany K. T. Irvine on a business trip to Philadelphia I'.otli gentle men left tOWii Thursday morn? ing and Mr. *label I slopped otV at Lyneliburg shortly after mid? night to give s.e legal papers to .lodge McDowell in person after promising Mr. Irvine lo take the next train out and join him in Philadelphia. Mrs. CabeU's reason for not aecom panyiug her husband was that she was busy packing to move to Chicago, where Mr. Cabell, bad recently accepted a posi? tion, and where his mother and sister were staying. There was absolutely no other reason than that of insanity to account for Mr. CabeU's des? perate deed, as his business af fairs were found lo be in admirable shape. He leaves a wife and three sons, the eldest of whom is not yet tell years of age, and the youngest but an infant. Mrs. Cabell has tin- deepest sympa thy of the entire community in her great trouble. Mr. Cabell was a most devoted husband and father, a good neighbor and a loyal friend, and he ami his family w ill be sadly missed from the IS up. Mrs. Cabcll and her children were accompanied lo Lynch burg by M rs. I r V j n e, Bcv. \V. .1. Alfriend and ( apt. liullitt. They wore joined there by Mr. Irvine. We clip the following account in detail from the Lynchburg News of Saturday morning: "Mayo t 'ahell , U lawyer of Big Stone flap, Vu., committed sui? cide yesterday morning in a room at the Virginian Hotel by slashing his throat w ith a ra? zor, severing the jugular vein and probably dying instantly. The body was not found un? til 6:30 o'clock yesterday even? ing but it is thought be look his life about 2:30 o'clock yes? terday morning. He arrived at the hotel at 2 o'clock yesterday morning and went directly to his room. Tho housekeeper at the hotel occupi? ed a room nearby and she was disturbed by the man trumping back and forth in Iiis room and it is believed at this lime he Committed the rash act. From all indications, ho stoml before the mirror on the drosser and deliborutoly slashed bis throat with the razor. The razor was lyinjj covered with blOQil Oil Ihe -Iresser and (he body was prostrate on the lloor in a pool of blood. lie had re? moved his collar and coat. When the body was found it wnn coltl und stiff in the rigor of death and was hardly recognizable. At the usual hour in the jii'orillllg when the housekeeper has the rooms clounnd, sin knocked on the door of tint room which Mr. (^ubelloccupied hut found the iloor lockod on the inside wit h the key in Uli; door. She waited until after noon, thinking he was asleep, and tried to gain admittance again, bill was unsuccessful, She found the electrie lights hiirniiii; in the room and she notified the manager. At Gt.'Ul o'clock :i boy was lift? ed to the transom and saw the body lying oil the Moor. The door was opened and the police and l>i. UoorgO I'. Ilaniner, city coroner, were notified. The coroner decided it was a plain ras,- ,,|' suicide and deellleil an i inmost unnecessary. The suicide left no state, meiit and the cause of the d.I is not known. It seemed lie cut his throal oil the split of the moment as be had apparently made preparations for retiring, lie bail tinned hack the covers on the belli opened his suitcase and spread his toilet articles on the dn ss.-r. His suiteas.ia tained legal paperH and it seemed he left his home on lit gill bijtiiticss and stopped in l.ynbhbiirg. lie was about :!,. years old, married and practiced bin pro? fession in Big Stone ?Jap. II. was a sou of the late Mr. and Mrs. William l>. Cabollj of Ni l sou bounty, who some years agb operated a school at Norwood ami later a K'rls' institute in Washington, I). 0. Ma><> t'alicll was a brother of lOllett Cabpll, who was a lawyer in Lynchburg about twenty years ago, hut who now resides in Nelson county. He is also? sur? vived by a sister, who lives ii) Sridsoii county. KUett Cubed whs notified last night of the .loath of his loot her and he will arrive in Lyhchburg this morning to take charge of the body. The body ivajt r.moved to Hitiguid's un. doriluking establishment last nigtil and will prc-hllbly ? be t ikeii to Kelson county for in. Carthage Women Tells Happy Story. .Mrs. I,aura Duke, of Carth? ago* ?Tonn./ was a victim of stomach disorders for several years. She lost appetite and her weight fell oil". She could nut rast at night. She took Mayr's Womiorful Itemed) -just a few doSOH and found herself restored. In fact, Mir. Duke's recovery was so rapid she was nfrtlitl that it could ho only temporary. So she waited from September, when she look tin- remedy .until the following February to pass judgment. Then she wrote: "I write yon in regard to your underfill stomach n ine dy that. 1 took hist September 1 fool better than 1 have in live yours, "My weight was l.!7! pounds: now it is 1471, and I can eat anything I want. I sleep well at riigl t 1 would have written writ ion before, but 1 wanted to set- how I got along." Mayr's Wonderful Itohiody gives permanent results for stomach, liver and intestinal ailments. Kat- us much and whatever you like. No more [distress after eating, pressure of gas in the stomach and around the heart, (let one bot? tle of your druggist now and I try it on an absolute guarantee - if not satisfactory money will lie returned.?- ad v. HELP WANTED. Three or four laundry girls. Experience not reqnired. Only girls who are willing to turn out good work need apply. I HK ROYAL LA?N1)KY; lt. 1'. Barron, Prop, Big Stone Qnp, Va. ' (lid newspapers for aale at thin other. Biggest Poplar; Tree. Whiteeburg, Ky\, '-'7.?The biggest poplar trooovor market od iii Kentucky has just been cut, manufactured into lumber ami loaded for shipment to Cin? cinnati dealers by the Coehurn Lumber t 'ompany, of this eity. Tlio Ire?- in question wiih ten feet in diameter at the butt and was nearly ilOO feet to the first limb. l! sawed out something over rj,7"0 fe.-t of f'.rsi ehiss llimbef, UjOQi) feet of other grades, a total of nearly 19,000 feet. The tree has heen tin ob? ject nf gn at interest for years and stood on Hie Sam .). Wright timber track high up in the Cumberland Mountain, a short distance frpiii tue Virginia state border line. The company paid ?700 for it. Ten large teams were required to "snake" the big logs mit of the mountain side This was a giant tree. Graybeal Wells Wedding. Mr. W. S. Wells, of KsRor ville. Wise County; Virginia, announces the marriage of his youngest daughter, Mis* Cora Wells, to Mr i i. ii. Oraybcnl, of Bristol, Vu . on December Itt, iiiir?. I'his young couple quietly married during the Christmas holiday season and have suc cessflilly kepi it a secret even from their nearest friends. Miss Wells is Ihn attractive daughter of \\ . S. W?lls, a very success, fill farmer of Wise county. Mr. Cl ray heal is a sun of Henry (Iray heal, one of Clrayson coun? ty's prominent citizens. Mr. I i ray heal graduated f roiu'ranory ami Henry College in H'Bi, ami, taking his Master of Alls de? gree at the University of Vir gillill last .Inno. Since his graduation he Iltis had charge of I Im Science Department of the Bristol, Virginia, High School and has been re-elected for next session As soon as his school closes lie will go at OIICII f(l claim his bride. After visiting relatives and friends in W e e, Middle. Teen., and Bris? tol, they will have for Spring Vnllov, Va . tlie giooin's home. Bristol ll.-rald Courier. Base Ball Game. Big Stone ( lap defeated Ston egtt hero Saturday afternoon by i score of j<! to 7 in a gamu featured by many hits and er? rors, but it was, nevertheless, interesting to see the old timers in I he fray mice more. Several school boys were also iu the lineup and showed they wore ready for fast company. Cress, the Appalaehiu school boy, pitched for SlOllOga and did creditable work until the sev? enth inning when ho was re? leased by Meadows. Jones worked for the home team ami pitched a steady game through? out. ICd Tay lor was to play at third for Big Stone (lap but in? jured a finger in practicing, which pul him out of commis? sion for I he time being. billings: 1 -' :t I :< it 7 s ti? K IllH rtiniio <i:i|i a S? a ?.? I o ?} i?IS si,,ii,-j- i u ii :t a -j ll ii ii -j? ? SPECIAL STOCKHOLDERS MEETING. At a regular mooting of the Board of l)i rectors of the East Big Stone (lap Land & improve? ment Company, hold according to law, at the office of the com? pany, Big Stono Clap, Virginia, May 0, MHO, ;i resolution was adopted that in the jiidgment of the said Board it is advisable and for the benefit of said cor? poration tllilt it shall he dissolv? ed and its alTairs wound up, and a meeting of the stock? holders of the said company is I called to he held at the com patty's office, Big Stone (lap, Virginia, Juno 17, tOlO, at the hour of 10 o'clock A. M., to take action upon the resolution so adopted by the said Board of '? Directors. lintti-rii h .?oi Meadows .mil <1 il II ; May in, 1916. 1. N ? .It INKS, Secretary. 19.? Radford Nor? mal Notes. The Junior Cookin? (Mim, uiuior tho direction of Miss M'leilge Motte?, on Thursday evening ontortained Min? June McConnoll and Miss Etoannr Merry, who are to .he married early in J one. The representatives of tho Pocahontas Society in the In tor-Society dehnte are: Miss Ethel darret, of Hose Hill, Low County, and Miss Bonnie Alder: sou, nf ilunsouville, Russell County. Tho Junior Class of the Nor. mal School will entertain the Senior Class and the faculty at u banquet at tho East Kndford Inn on June 27th. The completion of the third story of the new dormitory is being pushed with onrgy in or? der In have it ready for tho Summer Quarter, which begins June 1'Jtli. The Kutlfonl Normal MUsoum and Industrial Exhibits are be? ing moved into new quarters in the basement, A number of ipecimcns have been coktribut ed lately to the Museum. Num? erous manufacturers of school supplies, as well as a number of Industrial concerns are submit? ting samples to be placed per? manently 1,11 exhthit. in this Department. Visiting school ullioiols and the public in gen? eral are invited to visit the Museum and Exhibit Boom ? hen about the Normal School. The students in the Maninil Arts Department; under the di? rection of Miss LilliauSimraons, urn closing out the year's work with a considerable supply of well made furniture which will he on exhibit during commence? ment. Miss LaFaye .lames, of tin* Bad ford Normal, went to Boanoke Saturday to hear the New York l'hilharm uiic Or? chestra. Dr. J. I*. McConnoll made th" commencement ad? dress at Clintwood on Tuesday night; lie will also make the commencement adross at llilU villo on Friday, May '.tilth. Prof. .1. 1-'.. A vent made tho com? mencement address at Oalax last Saturday night, and on Sunday spoke at tile Methodist church at Fries. Prof. J. E. Avon! W ill make two addresses it Woodluwn Training High School next Sunday and Mon? day, and will address the Con? federate Veterans at East Bad ford, June :10th. Prof. W, K. ( Ulbert made an address before the Civic League at Qoodo, in Bedford County, last Friday night. Ho will speak at Bel spring Saturday evening. Golf Notes. The ItnaU of the Lid tea' Handicap Tournament between Miss Sara (Jochrun und Miss Jlile hulliil were played olf last Friday, Alias Cochran winning the inntoh. .Much interest was taken in the tournament for the beautiful cup presented by Mr. Chalk ley, president of the < loir (Muh, and Heveral tournaments will be arranged to he played during the summer months. Saturday, on the links of the Club, was played a Graveyard tournament, in which quite a number of the ladies ami gen? tlemen participated. Miss Bhuuds was winner of the match; Mr. B. D. Baker, sec? ond; Mrs. 11. A. Alexander, third, and Mrs. I). B. Buyers, fourth. Interned British Missionaries In German East Africa. After a most auxious period of suspense, extending over twelve months, news hits reach e<l the headquarters of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa of tho safety of the for? ty-two missionaries interned in i b i man East Africa. Names of all places wero consored, even postmarks obliterated, fine of the missionaries (Archdeacon Hallett) writes that they have all been lodged in military 'prisons. "We ate, on tho I whole, well treated and content, j but, of course, our hearts ore : very sad and anxious, as we are 'allowed to receive only frag i ments of news."