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VOL. XXIV, BIG STONE GAP, WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 7. 1916. No. 23 Historical Boone Tree Blown Down During Storm. D. A. R. Chapter to Pur? chase Tree. Ihiring ft Bovoru windstorm which visited Boono's Crook Other BH0?OIIH of llit< coun? ts mi hist Saturday afto-noon, tho famous historical "Bobno" tree, loculed on Boon's Crunk, was blown down. The Irou in I illing was H|>lit in twain and us a result the words "I) Boon ?illil liar ?in tree in year 17(10" uns split into half. The dis? covery that the tree had blown ilown was made Sunday ami a niiuibor of people liavo yisitod ii since tlfil limp. Those who liuve seen il statu that it can never he preserved unless it is laken and preserved by some uioty or organization. In or ilur to do this the John Soviur c hapter D. A. It. are devising plans wherehy the part of the i ree containing tlio above words may be preserved as a historical r'olic ami it is believed that this . an he done. 'Lafayette Isley owns the laud on which the tree was located and the local chapter is making preparations to purchase the tree from him,1 nr that part of it containing tho words nf the famous hunter and liionoer, who carved them in the tree. Tho .John Sevier 1). A. It. chapter was preparing tn pre ? t-i \. the tree at the time it was blown down, but its plans were liot perfected when il was learned that tin; windstorm hud foiled it. .'lie tree has received much ittehtion throughout tho coun? try and many interesting stories littvc been written concerning it. Many people have visited it from various sections of the country and pictures of it have hecil made and scattered wide. .Iiihnson City StalT. Col. John S. Mosby Dead. Famous Figure of Confederacy Succumbs at Ripe Age. Washington,June :i. -Colonel .lohn S. Mosby, the most fam otls Confederate raider of tin Civil War, died hero' today after a long illness. Ho was a native of Virginia and was v.! sours I'olonol Mosby was one of the most picturesque ligureS in the capital, where he hud lived for innuy years after tho war. In spite of his advanced age, un? til a few weeks ago it was his ? istpiii to take many walks ihroiigli part of the downtown section of the city. Ago bail iiol hent. Iiis ligtire, nor dim lied the keenness of the eve lliut commanded the hand that made vivid history in the war, till I it svas seldom ho passed through.a crowded street that lie whs not recognized. Kor.iiiany years the (Jon fed* ? i.lie leader was employed at iln department of justice, but he left the service several years "go. A few weeks ago bo be? came ill and was taken In (lar Hold Hospital, where ho linger cd until he died today. A Merchant and Daughter Shot. Olintwood, June:i.?News bus reached here that Grant Duty, a merchant, and his daughter, bydia, ?5 years of ago, wore hlmt and seriously wounded at their home near Birohleuf, Va., uy a party of ulloged mobn shtnore and their sympathizers. It appears that Bruce Ed wards and his brother worn ur 1 several days ago at a iishlne still by UnitedStates [aarshals and placed under bond nitod States Commissioner titlBli, of this place. It is said Mr. Duty board a noise "ear the store house and upon K ang t? investigate was shot Ida daughter, who followed '? rn, was also wounded. Tho j"'i"r,oii8 mudo their cscapo, but a gallon of oil and a gallon Of whiskey behind. Liter ;l number of arrests w ert> made. In Scott Co. Two Girls and fme Boy Born to Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Carter. < in Sunday, May 21, tln> stork grew prodigal and left throe oaliios.nl tliu homo of Mr. au 1 Mrs. Klislia Carter <>ut from Maces Springs. There were two ?irls and one hoy. The com? bined ivo'ght of the babies at their birth was eleven pounds, one weighing four pounds and the others three and one half pounds eatdi. We are informed thai the babies are all Well and thriving.? tiate City Herald. EPISCOPALIANS IN SES? SION. Council of the Diocese of Southern Virginia Opens Three-Day Meeting at Staun ton. Statin to Ii; Va., June ;L?The annual eoilncil of tin- Kpiscopal Diocese of Southern Virginia I convened this morning. Bits, hop A. M. Itanilolph, Bishop 11. D. Tucker and more than 100 prominent clergymen and lay. tuen are hero from all over the State. The council was or? ganized today, ami committees wore named by llishop Ran? dolph. The council sermon was preached by Kev. Joseph I iunn of Lynchlmrg. This afternoon more than 100 boys from the Home for the I loiueless, at Covington, came to the council in a private car furnished by the Chesapeake anil Ohio Kail road. At the uf toruoori session reports were made by Bishop Randolph and Bishop Tucker Showing a great amount of work done during the past year. The council inspected Stuart Hall, tbo largo Kpiscopal school , for girls' here, this afternoon. Dolegatca will lie elected to the geueriil conference at St. Louis, ami many prominent matters decided during the tit reo-day Convention here. Berea Gets $40,000. Announcement has beeil made by President W illiam Goodell Krost, of Hdroti College, of a gift of $40,000, received from t lie ill to M is 11. W illis James, of New York, a short time prior to her death. The sum is for the further.nice of the educational and religious work uf Keren College among the Il.OOti.oOi) people of the Southern mountains, and will hi' UBod for the erection of a woman's dormi? tory, which will hear the mime of the donor. Jonesboro Boy Appealing In Moving Pictures. Kreil Britton, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Britten; of this place has been in New York for tlie pant season where he has boon associated with the Motion Picture World. Last week at the Majestic theatre, Johnson City,tho"Iron (Maw" was shown with Mr. Rritton as one of the leading characters. His genial appear? ance and clever acting on the stage in this picture was the admiration of his hosts of friends and acquaintances. Many people of Jonesboro availed themselves of this rare treat to witness not only this splendid show, hut to seek Prod in a real picture without a frame, ] Those who are in a position to know predict a groat future in the movie world for him, as bis splendid physique, affable man? ners and admirable qualities which make a real actor tire strong points in his favor. The people of Jonesboro aro proud of him and wish him un? bounded success in bis new field of labor.?Jonesboro (Tonn.,) Herald and Tribune. Civic League Notes. The Woman's Civic League holds its regular monthly meet? ing in the sample room ?f the Monte Vista Hotel Oil Friday afternoon at four o'clock, Mrs. J. L. McCormick presiding; The Cemetery Committee, through the Chairman, Mrs. M. It. McCorkle, reported a most encouraging response to the lottere recently mailed to lot owners. Mr. D. ('. Anderson, formerly of the 'lap. now of Philadelphia, sent a check for live ($5.00) dollars to the Gon oral Improvement Kittel accom? panied by a kindly letter of commendation and encourage mailt with further instructions relative lo his lot in the Ceme? tery. Miss Sue Dent from Sol in's Grove, I'enn., wrote im? mediately relative to an esti? mate for the proper care of the lot where her sister, Miss Kathryn, sleeps. Miss Dent will be glat) to know that the Camp Kiretiirls have been tak? ing excellent care of this grave knowing that no near relatives lived in tin' I lap. Mrs. Caboll had already secured the desired estimates for Miss Dent. Mrs. Harry Price sent the Committee another live dollars for the General Knud from Charlotte, X. O, and Mrs. ( )|is Mouaer, of this place donated two ($2,00) dollars, one for the General Fund and one for ex? penses of clean-up day in the t lemetory. Out-of-town owners of lots have made some improvements quito recently in the Cemetery. Among these are Mr. Carrier and S?pt. \V. A. .lohnson, of Stonegii.The former has enclos. ed his lot with a cement coping The fountain circle has been planted with dahlias and other ?towers donated by members of the League. As Mrs. Caboll has moved away from the Gap, greatly to t|ie regret of the members of the Civic League, it was neces? sary to appoint another Corres? ponding Secretary, and as Mrs. Marvin Kelly was absent from tin- meeting, this job was given her. Oil account of illness in the family of the Treasurer, Mrs. Knight, there w as no report of Lougtic finances made at this meeting, further than the state? ment that then; was a balance ol eleven dollars in the Batik This balance looked apprecia? bly larger after Mrs Knight had deposited the checks mentioned above. The League was pleasantly surprised to have the new man ager of the Monte Vista; after inquiries relative to the purpose of the meeting send a hoy lo ar? range chairs and tables tor the convenience of the League, staling that in the future lie would see that the sample room was in readiness beforehand, The ladies were strongly inclin? ed to giv.ii Mi. Henkel a rising vole of thanks for his kindly consideration for their comfort and convenience. His Honor, the Mayor, was not in attendance at this meet ing of the League las he should have been i, but one or two mat? ters of importance relating to the health of the town were re? ferred to htm for investigation. Letters to the League on var? ious subjects were discussed and passed on. It was with ex? treme regret that it was found that it would be impossible for the League to send a delegate to the convention of the Getier alKederation of Women's Clubs. The next nieuting of the League will be at the residence of the president on account of the fact that the sample room is rather uncomfortably hot in July, though Mr. Henkel courteously proffered the use of the parlors of llpohotel for this meeting. Good Work of Colored League A most encouraging report of good work done by the colored people has been turned in by the Treasurer. A partial list of what this Negro School League, as it is called, has been able to accomplish was given iu our Booster Kd i tin it some weeks ago, but the itemized expendi? tures are as follows: I'i:in<> $$14.00 Stage. IS.0O K.tpentcri of Delegate to league AmocUMoii I l oo Table*, chain, btlla library and fence 80.01 Kerilttx'er aiul gnui* seed f??r school yard 3.00 Total *:tlii wl During the last month, the League lias taken new life. The inside walls of the Bchoolbuihl ing have been calcitnihvd, lid? ding greatly to the appearance of the Hnniu, at a coal <>f $ti.U5. Tlio limit sum ?? f ?30.10 was realized from iloor receipts and refreshments at the cloning ox orcisfs of the school. Incident? al ox pen rob of the entertain? ment amounting to fir. fia loft a balance of f l:i..".."> in tin- irons, ury. Oilier items too numerous to nioutioii have beoii settled by tin- League. The League meets regularly on the first Friday night in each month. All patrons of the school and i itetested friends are urged to coVllO to the meet ings and lend their support and co-operation in the splendid work the League is doing. Out side help is greatly appreciated, Recently a donation of fi.uo from Mrs. lt. T. Irvine was re? ceived and highly appreciated. Kelp is solicited from both white anil colored people who are interested in uplifting the colored race. The ollicers of the League are among the host of our colored population in the Clap. They are as follows: Mrs. (IIa It. Dykes, president, Mrs. .1. D. Fenderson. vice president, Miss Stella Wood, secretary, Mis. Elhtnu Mor? rison, treasurer. Scouts Prepare for Big Field Day. June 15th, Thursday of next week, is a hig day for the llov Scouts of Wise County and bordering counties. The Gap Scouts will he hosts on that oc? casion for delegations of Scouts from all the troops in this sec. tion. The visitors will arrive Wednesday night and Th?rs day morning, pitch their tents at the hall park, and when the bugle blows al 11:30 o'clock in the afternoon, tin- Spectators will be treated to a varied and exciting performance. Endl troop will endeavor to carry oil' the prizes for each ovnnt that is scheduled. In addition (o the Sc.ail pro gram, Scoutmaster Alfriend has sen. luled a Free Vor All Event, which is open to anyone, who wishes to enter. This will con? sist of live events, which are listed below. I'ltl Kilt A M liny Seoul Ucvi.iw and Inspection IIMI yah! dash 11.11 mil.- relay for championship iSr Pixtrlcl Uuilhtiig II it4It .1 iimp Twelve I'oiiud Shot I'm K?nning hovel .1 iiinii Archery i'oui.-^t hir itcciiriiby and distance ' Itall Thrown for DUtauce. Kir.st aid Context. Itioyole Race ('?ah Itaco. Signalling. Scout Pace i 'ojittxtt .Making l ire hy friethiii Tent pitching. .si t.-i .lor Making Kihlhltloim of Seoul Work. Special rice Kor All ()|ieii lo all I I loo v u.l Dash, - Ituhuiu'g lliidi -lump. a. Mile Ifiiu. I. Shot I'm. B, gunning Itroad dump, Points in all events:5 for lirst place, II for second, and I for third. A pennant will be awarded the Scout Troop mak? ing the most points. To the winner of tint Free For All will he given a medal. All Events will be run oil" in close order. Remember the date. For Sale. Although the cost of material for the manufacture of electric irons and fans has increased very materially and the cost of such electric irons and fans has increased in the corresponding manner, yet we have*maintain? ed the old price of Three ($3.00) Dollars for the standard elec? tric iron and Ten ($10.00) Dol? lars up, on electric fans. We have a large sloek of these articles on display and will bo pleased to have you call. Electric Transmissionen. ,ofVa. Hig Stone (lap and '23-20 Appalaehiu.. Keokee Loses to Big Stone Gap in Close Game by a Score of 2 to 0. In one of tile closest and liest i games played at ibis plaee Ibis] season Big Stone Hup defeated Keokee Saturday iifturn ">n by a score "of 2 too. Keok.nit bit the home team but they came at inopportune times. Their do feat was due to the good pitch? ing of Kelly at critical stages of! the gdlllO. Keokee h id two 111011 on bases a number of times with j only one' out, bul the next two batters would either strike out or hit an easy grounder to the ill (T?ld. In the sixth inning Cold iron singled and stole second and went to third on a halk.j only to remain there while C. Polly, Arnett and Skinner, the lliroe following hitters, fanned. The home boys did not lind I'rteo, the Keokee pitcher, easy picking either; for lib, lei them down with live hits and had the same number of strik-outs to his credit at Kelly, hut in two in Stances his catcher dropped the third strike, letting the batters| gel to Hirst base. hollowing is tabulated RCOrb of game: lip; ktuni: t; \i' \ i: i: u i'tl a i: pteenor, 8b I o i 3 n o Ollly.vii a a n a j n Tat?, 8b l 0 I :t ? u Hanks, If Hi (I ii a o Kelly,V a o H070 Walcin, li> ;. 31 I a in a n Putter, ef :l n tut i Jones,; rf. a I t to i sk- en ?? ;'. o u 10 i n it.il II P It Pnlly. of. Hathaway, n? a o n n i i i 'much, ill l n "j 11 ii a Kalli.C. I o n T ?'. 0 I'ohlii.If I ii !j n ii o 0. Polly, -Jl> :t ii ii a t n Ariwtt. ab In n l o |( Skinner, rf l n 2 o i u Prire. p . . !; II 0 1 u ti u Total o 7 it ill I IniiiiiUH l ?! :t I ft II ; s ?.. KM i: lilgStotiellap 0 tool n o n o i ft s? Keokee o 0 ii ii n o o 0 n 0 r 1 Umpire Kreil linker. ItaMion Hall* oil ll'rlcu, I . oil Kelly I. Two I lane lilt Puller. Strunk put by?I'rleo, S; by Kelly, to. POST-OFFICE FOR BRISTOL House. Committee Approves $136,000 Appropriation tor Building on Vir? ginia Side. Washington, .lune Aliotb ei chapter iii tiie Bristol Va - I'enn , poSloilleo light came to? day when it became known thai the House Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds has approved ;> $130,000 post bllicii building to be erected (in the Virginiaside of the twi.ii city. A public building hill which will bo reported to the House by Hie Committee on i Public Buildings and Grounds will carry the congressional authorization for the building. The new Structure will give the eomninnitv of Bristol, Va. Telin , two postotlice buildings, oui: on the Tennesseo . side and other on the Virginia. The public buildings hill which the committee decided by a vote of 7 to fi td report to the House will provide for about t?n build? ings, costing between $20,000, iioti and $26,000,000. Furnace Goes Into Blast Next Thursday. Mr. McHnrg, of Virginia Iron', Coal and Coke Company is pre? paring to start the hig iron fur? naces of that Company here. The plant will work night and (lay shifts. We. are glad to have the plant in operation again as il employs a large force of men. The wave of prosperi? ty that prevails over the coun? try is here inltadford.--Uadford Record; Lloyd Guild Elects New President. tin account of the fact that Mrs. Wade Harrier expects to move to Johnson City the last of the mouth, the Guild of Christ Church has elected ,\Jr?. Irvine to till Ilia vacancy caus? ed by the resignation, of Mrs. Harrier. Tennis Schedule. The following is a Bchedulo adopted by the Southwest Vir? ginia Tennis Association: hantk At Wl?o June it Morton July .'nth. at Hit; Sum: (jap July lat mill September Uth. WISK At Dante- June 17th aiul AuguatSSUV; at N.irt.Inly 15th: at !;??; Stone dap Inly '.".ith ami September Sllnl, xoiiton At Haute -Auj(U?t 12th anil Scptem hei Klrtl; it Wise July l?t ami Septem? ber Oth; at lilg Stone (Up Juno Urd, ItUi STQXKU \l' At Dante July 1Mb; at WIm Auguet I .'ill ii Norton Juiio 17th ami Auglllt tSotfa Ii t. WINSluN, t'reaiileni. Mg Stone (Hp, V.l. U. V. Mi t.'A 1.1., See. Treaa. Norton, Va. Prof. Hillman Returns. I'rof. ,i. N. 11 i itm.it>. a promi? nent educator, of Wise county, Virginia, who was here from i m. inn n to hear Ury all in his uce lecture, after a visit to the city schools Friday, return? ed on tin- afternoon train to his homo. Bristol Herald Courier. I'rof. Ilillman delivered the address of the evening at the fluni exercises of the Bristol, Virginia, High School on Fri? day, of the thirty two gradu? ates, Miss Anna kathlyn Alli? son, who is a niece of Attorney W T. ami .1 S. Itutlgeus, of this place, attained the highest average grade of the class and delivered the vulcdictoril ad? dress. PARENT-TEACHERS" AS SOCIA [TON NOTES. The organization of the local Association is planning to have at letiBt one speaker hor<> from Kichmond at the .Inno meeting. For the ueholtt of those who have beeil unable to attend ei? ther of the two meetings al? ready held in the public school lllilitorilim', we again state the purpose oi the Association which is to bring the people to? gether in an organization that the\ maj meet regularly, pre? ferably in the Hcboolbuildiiig. for the discussion of ways and means lo improve the "school and community. Those meet? ings should he of real social value, lor one of ihe most seri? ous draw hacks to village und country life is a lack of whole sohlt.ciul life mid community spirit. For lack of funds, there is much that the school hoard cannot do, such as beautifying the school grounds, putting in apparatus for (he playground, and placing a library, pictures and many conveniences in tbo gclioolbllildillg, but these things can bo done by the local com? munity I In- use of tin1 Bchoolhuilding is granted to the Association fbi i.'tings, social gatherings and entertainments. Therefore, ovoiy school should be equip? ped f oi those community meet? ings, and the people should as? semble there regularly to dis? cuss the problems that confront them, then work as a unit for tin- necessary improvements, i Sanitary, health, educational, recreational, social and moral improvements should be dis? cussed. In other words, every person in the community, both young and old,should derive the greatest benefit possible from the school, and this can bo done by the whole community work? ing together for and through the school. What is the condition of our public sellout building'' Hoes it attract the children? Is it so equipped as to insure good health conditions? How about the social ami niual life of our community? It is all that could be desired Do the young people enjoy liv ing in the '-lap, or are they eager to move to a live pluco Are the children and parents reading good literature? These are some of the things a good Pardnt-Te?chera' As? sociation in Big Stone Uap cau help accomplish.