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The Bi
No. 22
W. J. Bryan
Speaks In
Pictures "Preparedness" In
Most Hideous Phase Of Iis
Significance. Niimlicr Of
Big Stone Gapians Go
Over To Hear Ad?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
.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
"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.
Three or four laundry girls.
Experience not reqnired. Only
girls who are willing to turn
out good work need apply.
lt. 1'. Barron, Prop,
Big Stone Qnp, Va.
' (lid newspapers for aale at
thin other.
Biggest Poplar;
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? ?
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,
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
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?
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,
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."

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