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Leewiscott hairat Hg stone Gap SeptemberTthto22nd
ine Big Stone Gao Post. gyOL. XXIV. BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTyTv?T ^^^^^^^^|1^6|5J1^10lg. ZTi^ToT 36~ Eight Hour Day Threatened Railroad Strike Averted By Action of Congress. Washington, Sept. 2.?The threat of n general railroad strike, which lias been hanging like a pall over the country for a month, was lifted tonight. Three hours after the Senate awed, without amendment,the Adamson eight hour day bill, passed by the House yesterday, the heads of the four great rail? roads omployes' brotherhoods telegraphed ??0 odd code mes? sages to their general chairmen in nil parts of the country, can? celling I he st rike order issued a week ago to lake effect next Munday morning at 7 o clock. The legislative expedient to avert the strike was passed in the Senate by a vote of in to 28 ?almost a strict party vote? amid stirring scenes,after many Senators, Democrats and Re? publicans, hud fought des pe'rately to amend the measure by provisions designed to pro vent industrial disasters in the future. Some S o n a t o r e, thoroughly aroused, declared Congress was being coerced in to enactment of legislation thai it did not want, and that it kuuw would return to plague in the future. In both Houses the measure was signed within a few min? utes after the final vote in Sen? ate and it was sent at once to the White House, where Presi? dent Wilson will sign it at 7:110 o'clock tomorrow morning, af? ter his return from Shadow LaWU, Officials of the brother hoods who witnessed tho final passage of tho hill, had an? nounced early in the night that cancellation of the striko order would not lie ordered until tint bill had been signed by the President ami actually had be? come law. Hut later they con? ferred, changed their minds and llitdbed tho Code messages Big nulling to the waiting trainmen of the country through their chairmen the message that sat? isfactory settlement had been sic tired. The bill that stopped the strike provides that after Jan? uary 1, 1017, eight hours shall In regarded as a basis of reckon? ing for a day's pay of men en? gaged in the operation of rail roinl trains in interstate com? merce (excepting roads less than 100 miles long and electric? al lines), ami they shall receive pro rata pay for work in excess of eight hours, and that their] rule of compensation shall not I'o changed, pending an investi? gation for from six to nine mouths of tho effect of the eight-hour day upon tho rail loads by a commission to be appointed by the President. Heavy Traffic Over Pike Between Big Stone Gap and Appalachia. ? 'u last Sunday the mayor of Big Stone Gap employed a man to stay in tho Gup from 7 a. m. to 10 p. m. and count the dum her of people, automobiles and vehicles passing over the road during that time, which result? ed in tho following: Automobiles. 200 Hassengors in automobiles 1202 Motorcycles. 27 Bicycles. 73 Buggies and wagons. -Ifi l'assengers in buggies and wagons. 63 l'odestrians. 189 Fears Advance New York Epidemic Not Re? garded as Being as Ser ionc to Virginia as Cases Nearer Home. Richmond, Va., Aug. 31,_ With tlie railroads co-operating actively in tho enforcement of Virginia's quarantine against children from New York, New .Jersey and Pennsylvania, the Stale Board of Health is winch? ing with concern the southward progress of the infantile paraly? sis epidemic. In this, tho board thinks, lies Virginia's chief danger, nor is the board inclined to regard tho decrease of the oqidemic in New York as guaranteeing that states to the south of New York will escape. "The general situation", said Health Commissioner Wilhams today,''resembles that in which a lire is spreading from the sparks of the original conilagn tion. As long as tho 'lire' was confined to New York at a sea? son when there were compara? tively few children passing be? tween this State and New York, wo of course viewed it with profound sympathy hut without grave apprehension. It was reasonable to suppose that the 'fire' would burn ittelf out? pathetic though its conse? quences were. "In recent weeks, as tho out? break has begun to decline in New York, it has spread north ami south, just as tho sparks are carried from a lire. These 'sparks', in turn, have started now 'tires' of epidemics, some of which nie close to Virginia. It is these we are watching and it is from these that we expect trouble, if any comes. The 'fire' is getting closu to our 'block' and it is time to take pr< cautions that were relatively unnecessary as long as the 'lire' was confined to Now York City. "Another factor in the situa? tion which makes this the moat important lime for precautions is that Virginia children who have been summering in the north are beginning to return home. We had no statistics as to the number of these children when wu declared quarantine, but we can see from the re? quests and appeals made to the board during the last few days that the number is large. Tho Schools are soon to open; the vacation period is at an end. Kor one child that came south during the lirst week in August there will probably be ten who come during the lirst week in September. As some of these have doubtless been exposed to the d isease, the State must be protected against them. This is peculiarly the time for doing so. "In addition, we must reckon on the large number of children who come to Virginia to attend schools. Knowing nothing of the movements of theso chil? dren during the summer, it is not fair to subject other chil? dren and the many private schools of Virginia to the dan? ger of infantile paralysis which are especially great wore large numbes of children congregato. I "There are some things about infantile paralysis that health officers do not understand. But merely because wo do not know ail about the disease is no rea? son why we should not apply the knowledge we have. It was on this view that our quar? antine was declared and it is on I this basis that it is moro than justified. Wo may not be able to keep out every singto indivi? dual who tries to to get iu Vir? ginia in defiance of quarantine, but we shall certainly keep out all wo can. Wo do not abolish our police forces merely because wo do not catch every law? breaker; neither ought we do away with precautions merely because they may not suffice in every instance." Equal Suffrage League. The monthly meeting of the Kqtial Suffrage League was held at the school auditorium Saturday afternoon, August 26, at 4.00. The reading of the minutes of the previous meeting was dis pensed with. The membership committee reported the names of four new members to the League: Mr. and Mrs. Britt K. Smith; Mrs. Gee. Chapman, of Appalachia, and Mrs. John Taylor. Min? Nell Van (lorder, one of the instructors in the High School, who was present at 'he meeting, agreed to teach the course of lessens, which at a previous meeting, it had been decided the League would study. The lirst lesson will he taken up at the next meeting of the League and at each meet? ing following one lesson of the series will he taught by Miss Van Uorder. It is hoped that each member of the League will order one of the courses of lessons which are only J.'i cents, ami Miss Bumgardnor will send in the order for those desiring to procure the lessons. Mrs. Benedict made a full re? port on her work done in con? nection with the library and it was decided to get complete estimates on all repairs noces sary, taxes to be paid, anil oth? er costs in connection with opening tin1 building, to try to secure additional monthly sub Bcriptifus, and at the next meeting make final decision in regard to tin? matter. After full discussion of the matter, it .was decided to have a sutfrage booth at the Wise County Kair, September 28, '-".? and 30th,and distribute BUffrage literature, and also to try to se? cure local speakers for (Mich day of the Kair to aid the speakers which the StateLeague j proposes to send for that oc? casion. Miss Bumgardnor was [directed to write the State League regarding this matter and to ask thai we he furnished with the literature for distribu? tion, j There being no further busi? ness before the meeting, it ad? journed to meet on September ilO, nt 1 p. m. E. S. Bumgardnor, Secretary. Complimentary to Visitors. Misses Parilee ami Hettie Biokley entertained a few of their friends very delightfully at their home last Wednesday complimentary to their guests, Missen Mary and [Siberia Bick ley, of Birmingham, Ala. The evening was spent very pleasantly in playing Rook, at tho close of which delicious fruit punch and cakes, follow? ed by after dinner mints, wore served. Those who enjoyed Misses Bickley's hospitality were: Mis? ses Mary and Elborta Bickley, Edna Gilly, Glessie Gilly,Grace Long, Kathleen and Juliet Knight, Winnie Mullins, Nemo Vineyard, Alice and Kloria Bruce, Matt Brown, Janet Bailey, Mrs. SallyA. Bailey and Walter Nickels. Sewing Party. Mrs. James H. Taylor was the hostess of a lovely sewing party at her home laBt Friday afternoon in honor of her guests. Misses Mabel Wine and Estella Bowers, of Cincinnati. Delicious ico cream anil cake was served at the close of the afternoon to those present, who were: Misses Mabel Wine and Estelia.Powern, of Cincinnati, Janet Bailey, Mrs. H. S. Benja? min, Mrs. R. H. Masters, Mrs. Geo. Bogard, Mrs. I. C. Taylor and Mrs. J. H. Mathews. Radford Nor? mal Notes. The regular session of tho Normal School opeiv Septem? ber 19. Prof. J. K. L. 'ohuson will tnke up his work as tho now Professor of Kuglish and Miss M. Louise Ninde as new teacher of Physicial Education. A lnrgo number of books will be added to tho Library before the opening of the session. Prof. .1. K. Avent delivered an address at Dublin on Satur? day. Prof. YV. E, Hilbert has several engagements for ad? dresses in the next three weeks in connection with tho work of tho Appalachian School Im? provement Foundation, of which ho is Secretary. A iium bor of educational campaigns in various counties in South? west Virginia will bo carried on this fall under his direction. A large number of the Nor? mal School facnlty has spent tin- summer studying in various higher educational institutions, among these are: Miss Flora Bryson, Uulvetsity of Chicago,: Miss Mattie (.!. Denny, Cornell University; Miss M'Led go Mof fett, Teachers' College, New York; Miss Blanche Bulifant and Miss Lillian Simmons, Pea body College, Nashville. Dur? ing the lirst term of the Sum? mer Quarter of Peabody College Miss Simmons was teacher of Manual Arts in that institu? tion. Miss flrnco Caldwell and Miss Nellie Caldwell, of the Training School, have also spent the summer term in Pea body College, at Nashville. Dr. .1. P. McConnoll on Thursday attended the Allo ghany District Convention of the Christian Church at Sim tnonsville and dolivered an ad? dress on the "Larger Task of the Schools." lie will deliver a similar address at Tazowoll next Suturday. New Hardware Firm. \V. ,1. Smith, traveling sales? man for C. M. MoClung and Company, wholesale hardware deulersof Knoxville.has bought the hardware store of Nickels Brothers at this place, and will conduct the business in the fu? ture under the firm name of Smith Hardware Company. Tho now firm took charge of tho business on the first of Sep? tember and after October 1st Mr. Smith will devote his en tiro titno to Ins new business, and will sever his connections with the McClung Company, with whom he has been iih sociatad for eighteen years, on that date. During this mouth Mr. F.. W. Nickels will conduct the business for the now linn. Mr. Smith, who is well known to many of our readers, is one of the best posted hardware men in tho country and his many friends here and else? where wish him much success in his new undertaking. House Party. For the past week Mr. and Mrs. Dale Stuart have been entertaining a house party at their beautiful home, "Rose dale," near Blackford, Russell county. Oov. Henry C. Stuart, of Richmond, was present dur? ing most of the week. Tho other guests wore: Misses Elizabeth Jarman, of Farm villej Anno Roi Nikotti and Helen Johnston, of Richmond; Katharine and Margaret Stuart, of Abingdon; Gladys Glover, of Richmond; and Margaret Bar? ker, of Bristol; Messrs. William A., Henry anil Walter Stuart, of Abingdon; George Hurt and Bowon Thomdsou, of Tazowoll; Harry and John White Stuart, of Rosedale; Fit/.gerard Cam bell, of Wytheville, and Boiling FI. Handy, of Bristol.?Bristol Herald Courier. How's This? We offer One Hundred Dollnn Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot bo cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & co.. Toledo. O. We, the undersigned, have known F. j. Cheney for the laut 15 year*, and believe Mm perfectly honorable In all business transactions nnd financially able to carry out any obligations made by bla Arm. NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE, Toledo, o. Hall's Catarrh Curo la taWo Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mu? cous surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price ?S cents per bottle. Sold by all DrufKlsts. Take Hall's VtmUr Pills for euniilpatloa. Must Be Sani? tary. Attention of confectioneries and other establishments offer? ing for sain, selling and dispens? ing soft drinks, iB directed to the following requirements, which will become effective on and after the 1Mb day of Sep? tember:? Hereafter, individual one service drinking cups shall bo provided and used in confect? ioneries and all other places dis? pensing soft drinks, or other beverages,where such establish? ments do not maintain and pro? perly use adequate faollltes for the sterilization of glasses or other vessels used in dispens? ing beverages of all kinds. These shall be destroyed im? mediately after being used to servo a customer. Drinking glasses for bever? ages at fountains, etc., Hhall not be useil the second time un? less sterilized in the interim. Those requirements shall be enforced on and after the !>'>th day of September, 1010. H. L. Purceli, Commissioner. The Presbytery of Abingdon Meets Here This Week. The Presbytory of Abingdon will hold the Stated Kail Meet? ing here in the Prosbyteriau Church beginning Thursday night at 8 o'clock. The Pros bytery embraces all of the Presbyterian Churches west of Pulnski, and is the second of the series of Church Courts in the Prosbytorian system of go v. ernorment, The pastor aud one ruling elder from each church within the bounds of the Presbytery constitutes this court. A Moderator is elected at the opening session of each Staled Meeting in the Spring and fall. 'The Presbytery ex? ercises jurisdiction over what is common to Ministers, Sos shuts and Churches within its hounds. All of the sessions of the Presbytery are public, unless it bo necessary to hold an Execu? tive Session, which is private. Preaching services will bo held each day at 11 o'clock and at 8 o'clock. 'The opening sermon will be preached by Rev. J. A. Gray, of the WythevHle Pres? byterian j Church. A young man will be examined for or? dination to the Gospel Ministry. Foreign Missions will lie specially emphasized tit this meeting of the Presbytery. Rev. ('tins. L. Crane, who has been laboring in the Congo Free Stute, Africa, for several years will be present to address the Presbytery and to illustrate the importance of the Mission wurk in this needy field by the use of 8tereopticc.il views. The visiting Ministers will remain over Sunday to lill ap pointuaentd at a number of the Presbyterian preaching points in Lee, Wise and Scott conn ties. A cordial invitation iB ex? tended to all to attend any aud ail of the sessions, and it is hoped that largo congregations will greet the visiting proaeh ors at the services each tlay at 11 a. m. ant) 8 p. in. Auction Sale of Herford Shire -Virginia Herfords. ?J5 Hulls and 25 cows, repre? senting the most fushonublu blood lines. Beun Donial, Per? fection, Fairfax and ltepoator, at Jonesville, Lee County, Va. September 22, 19lti. Sale held in connection with the greatest Herford show in Virginia. Warren T. McCraig with his noted show cuttle contributes to this Bale. Come if you want the best. Take the L. & N. Railroad to Honhur, Va., and Auto transfer to Jonssville, Va. Col. Fred Refftrt, Auctioneer. For Catalogues, Address J. V. Kincaid, Sales Mgr., Rose Hill, Va. Mrs. W. E. Fletcher, who has been spending a week or two in Pennington visited rela? tives at Rig Stone Gap last week.?Pennington Gap Sun. Racing Pro? gram. THE LEEWISCOTT FAIR. SEPTEMBER 19TH 2:30 Pace .$ 60.00 12 Running Race.$ 100.00 SEPTEMBER 20TH 2:30 Trot.$ 50.00 Running Raco, one mile dash.$100.00 SEPTEMBER 21ST Proo Por All Trot I'aeo. .$ 50.00 Running Rae? 1 2 Milo f 100.00 Races will uncalled promptly at I o'clock each day. Entry fees .V, , und addi? tional will be deducted from winners in harness races. Entry fees '<;',,, and <V,e addi? tional will bo deducted from money winners in running races. Monies divided 00, 26, and 15'/,. Entries close 0 p. m., day be? fore race. Eive entries will bo required, three of which must start. In all the above races no con? ditional entries will be accept? ed and the right is roservsd to change program or to declare oil races not tilling satisfact ortaly or on account of bad weather or other unavoidable causes. Death of Albert P. McClancy. News was received here Sat? urday of the death of Albert Purloy McClancy at Fleming, Ky., one of the operations of the Elk Horn Mining Corpora? tion in 1.etcher county. Heath resulted from an abscess on the neck accompanied by blood poison. Mr. McClancy waB well known in this section, and his sudden death came as a great shock to bis large circle of friends. Por a number of years he was employed in the mines of the Stoncga Coke anil Coal Company, located near tins place. He had been opera? ting a motor in the mines at Fleming for about two and a half months prior to his death. Ids relatives did not reach him before the end came, but on their arrival at Pluming, they found that kind friunds there had given him every attention possitde in the effort to save his life. The remains wore brought across the mountains to Norton on Sunday from thence to Olingor to tho home of Mr. Hi? ram Green, a brother in-hiw of tho deceased. j Mr. McClancy is survived by his wife, who was Miss Cussio I Pickoi, and a three year old sou, Ins lather, Jas. A. Mc? Clancy, and onu sister, Mrs. 11 it am 11 roeii. The funeral services wore conducted on Wednesday morn al toil o'clock from the abovo mentioned residence by Rev. J. M. Smith, pastor of the Presby? terian Church. A largo num? ber of relatives and friends wore in attendance. Tho inter? ment was made in the Green Family CoiUetary at ('linger. Card of Thanks. The family pf the late Alburt P. McClancy desire to use this means to express to their friends their deep appreciation of their kind and thoughtful service during the suddunt bu reavement which has come up? on them. They will always re cull with feelings of si.icere gratitude the. kind and sympa? thetic attentions of Supt. J. C Rabb and his family, Mrs. Curoy Bond, Mr. W. H. Won? der, and Mr. H. Mitchell, all of Fleming, Ky. Mrs. F. M. Strong, her sou, Charlie, and Mrs. CP. Sproles, of Big Stone Gap, left this morning for a few duys visit with friends at Abingdon and Bristol. They will bring Mas? ter Francis Strong homo from Abiogdon hospiul where he has boon under treutment, and will attend the Bristol Fuir for u day or two.?Appalachia Pro? gressive. Miss Eleanor Bakor, of Big Stone Gap, is visiting Miss Sudio McConuell and other friends in towu.?Gato City Herald.