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'vol. xxiv. jyO_STON|^GAP. WISE COUNTY X^WEDNE^AY. AUGUST 3o", 1916. No. 35 Good Roads Convention, At Lexington, Kentucky, September 5th to 8th. I are " many reasons this Eighth Annual Con rentiou of the Southern Appa? lachian Good Roads Associa? tion shouhl be the most suc? cessful ami useful Convention ever held by this Association. Since the last Convention Ten1108800 has organized a State Highway Department ami tho Stnte Highway Commission of N'orth Carolina has beer, or? ganized und is accomplishing splendid results. Also, within the hist six months, Congress has passed an act appropriating i-eveiity live million dollars, for Federal Aid to States in road construction; with an addition tonj million to be used on reads in Government Korest Konorves. This provision of the Federal Government, to? gether with the recent floods which have visited largo areas in tin* Southern Appalachian region, have croated problems for this general section which can bo most successfully met by tho get together of all those who are interested in the pro? mo of good roads through? out this general region. Therefore, tho subjects which will be discussed in detail at this Convention will be Federal Aid, with particular reference to the provisions of the act, and tie- .mention of Koatl Mainten? ance. This latter subject is of e.-pecial interest in view of the fact that one of the provisions of the Federul Aid bill is that Maintenance for roads con? structed with this Federal co? operation must be provided by the states receiving such aid. Among those who will discuss the Federal Aid Head bill are Mr. L. \V. Page, Director of the U.S. Office of Public Hoods and Kurul Engineering; Repre? sentative of tho U. S. Forest Service; Mr. George P. Cole man,Chairman of tlieExecutive Committee of the American As? sociation of State Highway Of? ficials. The question of Road Main? tenance will be discussed by Mr. Robert James, who is in charge of the Division of main? tenance of tho U. S. Office of Public Roads; Mr. Henry (!. Shirley, President of the Amer? ican Association of Stale High way Officials, and State Road Engineer of Maryland; Prof. 0. M. Strahan, of tint Highway Department of the University of Ueorgiu and others. These questions will nlso be iliscussed by the Highway Of licalB of the stales included in this Association (Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgie, Alabama, Tennessee aud Kentucky.) Other subjects to be discuss? ed are the "Use of the Automo? bile Tax in Road Work"; "Use of States' Prisoners on Public Roads," etc. There will bo exhibits of road materials, road photographs, models from the U. S. Oflice of Public Roads, etc. In connection with this Con? vention there will be held tho Annual meeting of the Ken? tucky Good Roads Association and at least one thousand dele? gates are expected to attend from tho State of Kentucky who will also take part in the pro? ceeding of the Southern Appa? lachian Convention. Tuesday, September 6th, will be known as Governors' Day and it is expeetod that the Gov? ernors of each of these States will uttend und make short ad? dresses. Among the Congress? men who are expected to attend I are Senator E. D. Smith, of [South Carolina; Hon. Cordell Hull; Hon. I). R. Kincholo, of I Kentucky; Hon. Charles P. Coady, of Maryland; Senator John K. Shields, of Tennessee; lion. John \V. Langloy, of Ken tucky. Their attendance of course is dependent upon the adjournment of Congross. It is expected that this Con? vention will be the most impor? tant, not only in point of at? tendance, but because of the vital import of the subjects to be discussed to this general re? gion, that the Association has ever held; and all citizens who are interested in tho upbuilding of their States and of this Southern Appalachian region are cordially invited to attend. Night Horse Show For Fair Mr. C. P. Robertson, mana? ger of the fair, announced that he has a plan in foot for putting on a night horse show during the fair September 19-20-31-22. This would be a very big fea? ture. Fourteen of the It nest I horses in Teunessee would bei brought here fromChattanooga.] Every one of them has had special training and that would be worth coming miles to see. This feature of the fair will bo a show within itself. Remem? ber the dates of the fair, Sep? tember 19-20 21 and 22. Roanoke Fair. i lot a calendar handy?Take it down and underscore .Sep? tember 26th, 27th, 28th", and 20th. They are the days of the Great Roanoke Fair and Horse Show, the one event in the year that crowds Christmas oir the list and brings joy and educa? tion together. Growing each year in the size of exhibits the Great Roan? oke Fair this fall jumps into favor with the first exhibit of the Southwest Virginia Young Men's Baby Beef Club. Of the hundred or more beeves now Hearing the yearling age over seventy-live percent are entnr eii for the $260 purse, otforod by the Roanoke Fair. The gener al farm displays promise un? usual variety, and tho exhibit Iof tlie agricultural department of the Norfolk and Western Railway is combining tho ef? forts of many farmers along tho system in a grand entry at Roanoke. The poultry exhibit, ranking second to that of the Hagerstown Fair, continues to maintain a prominent place in the attractive premiums and with tho idea of caring for ad? ditional exhibits this year a larger building has been erect? ed. Tho art, needle and domestic departments as in the past will bo an attraction of more than usual merit. Tho races, the free attrac? tions, tho midway and all the sports and allurements which go to make a great fair will abound at the Great Roanoke Fair. Al Boshek, famous as an avia? tion sergeant in the Austrian army, will each day givo ex? hibitions in his war plane? among his feats being the famous loop-the loop, the death knell to many aviators. Railroad rates are reduced from every station in Virginia and the hotel accomodations of the city double with the opon iug of tho immense addition to the beautiful Hotel Roanoke be? fore tho fair dates. Hogs Highest Since Civil Wat Chicago, Aug. 2-1.?Hogs noli! for $11.30 a hundred pounds at tho Union stock yards to? day, the highest price in the history siuce the Civil War. Dealers predict an advanco to $12 a hundred pouuds in Sep? tember. Dante Wins Close Game j Big Stone Gap Loses by Score of 2 to 1 in Exhibition Game Iu an exhibition game h?re ISaturday before a crowd of I about 800 people Dante won from the borne team in one of the closest and hardest fought gutnesuvar wituessed in this sec? tion. It was a pitchers battlo from begining to end between Peebles and Wright, both ac? complishing a feat that will hardly bo equaled again, they] yielding a bit euch to their op? ponents, one of which was a home run drive und a two base bit. Dante mado thoir two scores right in the first inning, clue partly to Wrights wildness. Dubbs, the first hitter tip hit a grounder to Jones. Wriglit took tho throw at first hut fail? ed to touch the bag and Duhbs was called safe. D. Taylor walked but was doubled up at lirst when (Silly leaped high in the air und pulled down demon's fierce lino tlrivo to right with one band. Alexan? der was hit by a pitched ball. Adams doubled to left scoring jDubbsand Alexander. After Itbis Wriglit was invincible anil | I only one man reached second, McUall getting there on an ex-l tretnely close decision. Peebles, tbo southpaw, could not bo touched Bitfely but one time and only twenty-eight men faced him. It appearing for awhile that he was guiii"; to I pitch a no-bit game, but Pick? erel broke the spell in the seventh inning by hitting to ri^ht held for a clean home run. Potter, the lirst batter up for Big Stone Qap was robbed of a hit when demons pulled j down bis terrilic smash with ono hand. The game was full of excite-] meht and several sensational lidding stunts gavo the fans an exhibition of the fastest bull playing ever seen here. The local club took their defeat good humor, being satisfied that they were defeated by on? ly a small margin which was duo to lucky breaks of the game, but were loud in tholr| praise of the Dante club, who everybody knows is one of tin strongest ball team in this sec? tion. Tuto and Roberts umpired und did creditable work iu rendering their decisions on several close plays, Following is tabulated score of game DANTE All It Dubbs. as. I). Taylor, b. I 0 7 0 01 l'lemons, lb_ I 0 II IS 0 0 Alexander, ef I 1 0 3 0 0 Adams, rf 10 1 0 0 0] A. Taylor, 8b ...a U n 1 8 Oi Qlltnor, If. :i 0 u 0 o 0 MoCall, Sb.3 0 u 8 I Ol Peebles, p,.... .8 o o o f> 0 totals. . .. ?? 3 I 37 U oj ilia STONE QAP All It II 1*0 A E II. Potter, ili ....4 0 0 3 1 0 Klchmond, of.a o o ? o o Pickerel, a.8 1 I 10 1 0| Skclly,'.lb .8 0 U 1 0 0 Jones, lb .. .8 0 n U O 1 Norton, ss .a 0 0 0 1 0 llanlis, U.a 0 0 0 0 0 Olllr, rf. 8 n 0 I 0 0 Wright, i>. a o o i a l Totals.28 1 1 27 ft 2 Innings I 3 8 4 3 0 7 8 9?R II E Danta.2 o o o o o o o o -2 l 0 UlgStoneOapO 0 0 o 0 0 1 0 0-1 1 3 Earnnl Runi?Dig Stbne'Gap 1; Dante 0. Stolen liases- McCall. llaso on Halls oil ?Wright I; off Peebles. Homo Run?Pickerel. Two Hase lilts?Adams, Srtuek out Byr?Wright 10; by 1'eebhs ' Hit by Pitcher?Alexander, iiiltner, MoCall by Wriglit. Double Plays?elilly to Jones, How's This? We offer Ono Hundred Dollar! Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & CO.. TolmJo. O. Wc, the underwlxned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and belleva hlrn perfectly honornblo In all buslnesi transactions und financially able to carry out any obligations n,.nk by his Arm. NATIONAL. BANK Of COMMERCE. Toledo. O. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mu? cous surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Prl.-e 75 cents per bottle. 8old by all Druggists. Take Uairs Ksaillr rills for constipation. Will Inspect NewHighway. Large Party Will Go Over New Road to Lexington, Kentucky. A party of Bristol autoists and good roods enthusiasts will go to Lexington, Ky., leaving Bristol September 4, to attend the animal meeting of the Southern Appalachian Good Heads Association at Lexing? ton, Ky. Tho party will make the first through trip by auto? mobile over the proposed new Boon highway, now under con? struction. Tho Bristol party will be com? posed of A. Gray Gilmer; 11. K. Jones, Carl A. Jones, Mayor George M. Warren, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Peters and II. G. Peters, Jr., J. L. Nestor and W. G. Lester, both of Wyndale. The Bristol party will be joined at Gate City, Va., by a party. At DutVteld thev will be joined by H. C. Duff and J. 0. Parrish and at Penningt?n Gap by K. J. Prescott, of Big Stone Gap, chairman of the Wise county board of supervisors and one of the leading good roads boosters [of Southwest Virginia. The party expects to leave Bristol at G a. tn. and to conduct meetings in the interest of road at Gate City, Clinchport, Duf tleld, Peunington Gap, Hose Hill and at several towns along the route in Eastern Kentucky. iThe distance to Lexington over the new highway is approxi matoly two hundred and fifty 'miles and with fair weather the trip can he made in two days with comparative ease. The road is now in fair condition and automobiles have been go? ing over it all summer. A. Gray Gilmor, who is now touring in Northern Virginia, will return to make tho trip with the Bristol party to Lex? ington, lie attended the meet? ing last year at Hluolicld, to? gether with Henry Koborts. Dr. Joseph Hyde Pratt, presi? dent of the Southern Appala? chian Good lfoads Association, is anxious to have a large dele? gation present tit the meeting from Bristol, Bristol Herald Courier. Big Exhibit Tents Coming The exhibits of the fair to ho held here September 10-22 will be taken care of under tents. The management has five very large tents, rain proof, made of the best grade of material, in fact the most expensive tents that can be bought, having beon made by the Pulton Tent and Bag Company, of Atlanta, and are the most expensive t< nts that these people put out. These tents will be used for the various exhibits that will go to make, up the big Leowiscott Pair. CALOMEL DYNAMITES A SLUGGISH LIVER. Crashes Into Sour Bile, Mak? ing You Sick and You Lose a Day's Work. Celomol salivates! It's mer? cury. Calomel acts like dyna? mite on a sluggish live. When calomel cornea into contact with sour bile it crashes into it, causing cramping and nausea. If you feel bilious, headachy, constipated and all knocked out, just go to your druggist and get a 51) cent bottle of Dod? son's Liver Tone, which is a harmless vegetable substitute for dangerous calomel. Take u spoonful and if it doesn't start your liver and straighten you up better and quicker than nasty calomel and without making you sick, you just go back and got your money. If you toko calomel today you'll be sick and nauseated to? morrow; besides, it may sali? vate you, while if you take Dodson's Liver Tone you will wake up feeling great, full of ambition and ready for work or play. It's harmless, pleasant and safe to give to children; they like it.?adv. BIG STONE GAP WINS PENNANT. Finish League With Percent? age of 900. Tendered Banquet. The Virginia Coal Field Luugue, which started about the middle of June ended last week, every team having play? ed their required number of games. Big Stone Gap finished first, having won eighteen out of the twenty games, while Stonega was second, capturing fourteen games. This was no doubt the best amateur league ever conducted in Wise Coun? ty, and was a success through' out. Koch team was represent? ed by tho fastest amateur play? ers that could be secured, the most of whom were college boys, and good clean sports they were. While the local team was successful in captur? ing the bunting, their victories were by no means easy ones, several of which being won by one-run murgiuB. In appreciation for their valu? able service, the local club wtis tpndred a banquet by the Big Stone Gap Athletic Association at the Monte Vista Hotel .Satur? day night.A delicious menu was serveil of which everybody were loud in praise. All mem? bers of the Dante club were ex? tended a spooial invitation which was accepted. Jno. W. Chulkley acted as loastmastor and called on it number for speeches. Those responding were: Lewis Pick? erel, Fred demons and D. Rcdlcoy, of Dunte, D, B. Bay? ers, K. K. Tnggurt, f. K. Blau ton, J. A. Jones, D. M. Hodges and Wayne Wright. Mr. Pick orol, in behalf of the boj h of tho Ohio State lluivorsity, praised tho people lit Bin Stone- (lap for Ihn generous hospitality shown them this summer, und it was hoped they could bo hero ugaill next season. Mr. Bod key for Dante expressed his re? grets that bis club was not rep? resented in the league owing to pressure of business, but efforts would be made to enter it next season. At tho conclusion of tho banquet a number of songs weru rendered from a quarter of Dante and the Big Stone (lap base ball club, and the boys all parted at the mid-night hour. The table below shows stand ing of the teams at close of the season. Standing of the League. Big Stone ( lap Stonega . Appalacbia Kookeo. Norton . Dorchester . . . W L P?t. IS J .000 .11 t; Too .10 10 ..r>'iu ..0 11 .450 . .'. 15 .250 . ir> .?_,?o Dr. P. H. Allen Dies at Pen nington Gap. Pennington Gap, Va., Aiig. 24.?Dr. I'. H. Alien, for more than half a century one of Lee county's leading citizens and physicians, died yesterday at 12:15 at his borne here, aged 80 years. He had been in failing health for some time, having sulVored a stroke of paralysis moro than livo yours ago. Dr. Allen served throughout the civil war on the Confeder? ate side, was a member of the Methodist churdli, South, aud onu of the oldest Masons iu tho country. lie is survived by his widow, Mrs. Katharyn Lloyd Allen; four sons, J. M. Alton, of Nor? ton, Va.; W. I*. Allen, of Boso Hill, Va.; ('. W. Alien, of Dry den, Va.; and Claude Allen, of Los Angeles, Oal.j and six daughters, Mrs. T. T. Moore, of Ctreencaatlo, Ind.; Mrs. M. J. Penningion, of PenniugtonGap, Va.; Mrs. Jon T. Lofler, of Bris? tol, Tonn., Mrs. J. C. Noel, of Pennington Uup, Va.j Mrs. W. J. Hobbo, of Kingaport, Tenn., and Mrs. Q. Leo MofTott. of Chicago, III. Tho funeral will tako place at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morn? ing and tho body will bo buried at Old Zinn. Wanted For Cash. We will buy second-hand furniture if in good condition. Blankenship & Blunkenship, P. (). Lock Box 97, Appalachia, Va. Court Adjourns Tho United Sinter Court for the Western District of Vir? ginia, which has boon in session at tliis place for two weeks, ad? journed Friday afternoon. Practically a whole week was spent on a damage suit in which the adminstrator of .!. H. Ross, deceased, was sueing tho Pocnhontas Consolidated Col? liers Company, of Pocnhontas, Va., for $25,000 damage, the jury rendering a verdict in fa? vor of the plaintiff, the amount being (ixod at f.^os;!. Quito a number of witnesses from Pocnhontas was introduc? ed by both sides, including a number of iluuguritms, who had to have an interpreter, which was responsible for tho time consumed. Ross was killed a few months ago by a motor in the mines of this Company. Ho was a civil engineer and bad been in their employ for several years. The jury decided this case in a very unique way. Practically . every juryman agreed on a different amount and could liot arrive at a linn! verdict; On a final vote .heir [igiireu were added and divided by twelve which rendered the plaintiff a compensation of $6083; The plaintiff was represented by Attorneys W. H. W?rth and son, of Tn/.ewoll, and the de? fendants by Attorneys F.. M. Fulton und <>. M. Vicars, of Wise, and Judge Graham, of Tazowoil. Judge McDowell al? lowed them one hour each to present their arguments before the jury . Radford Nor? mal Notes. The second term of the Nor? mal School will close this week. Graduation exercises will bo held in ihe auditorium at 11 o'clock Friday, at which time live young ladies will receive diplomas, t ha ooursu til study in the Normal School is so ar? ranged thai regular courses maybe iinislied and students graduated at the close of each J quarter. Along with the regular Nor? mal School duties a consider? able use has been made of the tennis courts, croquet grounds and swiming pool. ' Dr. J. P. MdConnell and Prof. |W. K. Gilbert attended the Con volition of the New River District Christian Churches at Wythevillo on Weihesday. Prof. J. K. A vent and W. F.. Gilbert made addresses at the Montgomery County Sunday School Convention at Sliaws vijhi. Miss M'lcdgu Mottelt, who has been attending Columbia University Suinmor School, has returned to Kadford. Her moth? er, Mrs. M. S. MolVett who has been Principal of the high school at Hurudon, Virginia, for some years, has retired from teaching and will make her home at Kadford. The Voting Women's Chris? tian Association Committees have planned for next session's work, will open September 1*.). Young Woman's Christian As? sociation Handbooks, contain? ing much suggestive and use? ful information, have been sent out. Birthday Party. A number of young hoys and girls gave Miss Juliet Knight a very pleasant birthday party Wednesday night from 8::i0 to 11 o'clock in honor of her six? teenth birthday. Tho evening was spent in playing Rook and othur games, after which delicious punch, cake and niinte were served to the following guests: Misses Fannie Kay, Adelaide Pettit, Bruce Skeen, Margaret Mulh uw8, Heien McCormick and Juliet Knight. William Bev elery, William Long, Rufus Pettit, Martin Carnes, William, Edward and George Goodloe. Old newspapers for sale at this otTico.