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Bur Clover Is
Best Will Serve Excellently In South as a Winter Cover Crop. Washington, I). 0., Sept. 8.? Bur clover is the cheapest le? gume that will serve in the South as a winter, cover crop anil prevent the washing of soil. The southern or spotted, variety is the one best adapted to conditions over the larger part of this area. Among the special advantages of bur cto ver is the fact that good stands can often be obtained from year to year without additional seeding. When once establish? ed ou pasture lunds bur clover will reseed itself indefinitely provided the plants are allowed to mature some seed nt least ?Very other year. Its use has ulso resulted in many instances in materially increasing the yield of cotton. Farmers' bul? letin 003 of the department of agriculture gives directions for inoculating the land and sow? ing the seed and suggests rota tionB in which bur clover may be used to advantage. Hur clover should always be sown in late summer or fall. In the cotton states the best time for seeding is the month of Sep? tember, but it may be seeded in .August and seeding as late as October ofteu give favorable results oven as far north us South Carolina. Seeding later than October, however, are to bo avoided whenever possible, us but little fall and winter growth is usually secured from mich plantings. When the ecod is sown in the bur, broadcast? ing is the only practicable method. To obtain a full stand by this method from three to Rix bushels of seed per acre are necessary. After sowing a light harrowing should be giv on. In the regions, however, which are well adapted lo bur clover, it is much more econo? mical as a rule to begin with a a light seeding and to depend in subsequent years on the vol? unteer crop when this is practic? able. In the cotton stntes lack of inoculation apparently has of? ten been the cause of failure in establishing bur clover crops, ' specially when hulled seed was sown, Usually when seed is sown in the bur there are enough bacteria in the dust on the burs to insure inoculation. H is desirable, however in planting bur clover for the first lime that farmers do not go to the expense of purchasing a large quantity of seed, but that they plant a comparatively sinall aroa, inoculating the soil either by tho aoil-transfor meth? od or, in tho absence of inocu? lated soil, by the use of puro cultures. When once a patch of bur clover has been grown sue ? 'ssfully ou a farm the whole f:irni can oasily be inoculated by scattering soil from the places where tho bur clovor grew successfully. l>r. Guy Munsey Naif aud -MisB Eunice Hines were united. marriage Wednesday after? noon at 4 o'clock at Thomas Memorial church, Drewryville, V~a. The attractive bride is a daughter oi Mr. aDd Mrs. An? gus Henderson Hines. Or. Naff ia r son of Rev. John E. Naff, of Bloontville, Tenn. He is a prominent young physician, iracticing his profession at ?uiporia, Va. Dr. Naff and bride will go to Blountville and will be entertained as the guests of Rev. and Mrs. Naff.? Bristol Herald Courier. TOWN BUYS DUMMY BRIDGE. At the regular couni'il meet ing lam Tuesday, the 5th inst, the town purchased the part of the Bast Fifth Street bridge owned by the Dummy Com? pany, paying therefore$1,600.00 land canceling taxes and water rents due from the company amounting to, approximately, $286.(K). 'i'bt> price asked was ; ?'. 100.00. Tlie bridge was erect Iod in 1004 jointly by the town land Dummy Company at a cost I for the steel work of' $8,000, of which the town paid at the time for the wagon and wnlk way $2,500 and the Dummy Company $f>,50o. Considerable hesitation was felt by the council in making the [purchase at this time because of the ttha?Cial condition of the town treasury and the action taken was the result of appre? hension that the Dummy Com? pany's part of the bridge might be sold and removed, a thing I the council did not want to see done. The side owned by the town jisalO ton bridge, while the I dummy Bide has a capacity of I KM) tons and could be lloored With concrete and still carry heavy tonagoi It is still hoped by some that eventually a trolly line may be built through the Hap, which would make the bridge a vain able link in the line, and this is thought to be the main rea? son for the town council taking action to inaure its stay where it is. There being no funds avail? able at this lime the council authorized live notes of tho town to be issued in multiples of $300 each running i, 2, 3, I and ."i years respectively at 0 per cent interest payable an? nually. Road Work. Mr. (1. VV. Scott, of Norton, County .Superintendent of pub roads, was in town last Friday and informed us that the grad? ing of the back valley road, leading from Minion's store up the valley to a connection with the main valley pike was com pleated, and that the noxt work will be that of Maca? damizing about 1,000 feet of road at Cadet that the county had agreed to lo some time ago. During the past spring anil summer the following roads in tho Richmond Magisterial Dis? trict have been re-surfaced with a llrst class grade of asphalt, and they aro now in the best of condition: From Appala chia to Stonega; from Appala lachia to Black wood; from Ap? palachian to luman; from Ap palachia to Big Stone Gap, anil from the mouth of Pigeon Creek to Imboden. Tin- work of resurfacing the road from Big Stone Gap up the valley to Norton will be com? menced within tho next ten days. This road was surfaced with Tarvy last year, which proved very unsatisfactory, ami the district will now give it a coat of asphalt, which will make it one of the smoothest ami prettiest roads in the coun? ty-_ DKENNEN AND WINSTON DEFEAT DANTE. The Cumberland Tennis Club won a three sot match from Dante last Saturday. Drennon and Winston represented the local club which play od at Donte. The scores wore ? 6 6-3 0-0. On account of the late ar? rival of tho Big Stone Gap teams only one of them played. Tho other toam composed of Donald I'rescott and H. S. Benjamin will play their match later. Wiso has Bix sots to play Big Stono Gap at Big Stone Gap aud Big Stono Gap has three sets to play Dunto at Dante. Old newspapers for salo at this office. Will Be Held at Big Stone Gap September 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd. The management is pleased 1 with the co-operation of tho merchants and farmers, as well as others, in Big Stone Gap and the surrounding country. This will be an agricultural and live stuck fnir. Large agricultural exhibits and live slock are ex pected and preparations are be? ing made for stalls for horses and cattle. There will bo four large exhibit tents for mer? chants' exhibit and agricultur? al exhibit. Also ladies depart? ment, where domestic science and fancy work will lie display? ed. The ladies of Big Stone Gup uro very much interested in the ladies department, The most of them will enter fancy work, domestic science, paint ine;?, etc. Great many of the merchants will have attractive display of merchandise in one of the tents which will be giv on to the merchants. Friday is children's day and tho better baby show will be held on that duy. All of the mothers of Lee, Wise and Scott counties are expected to be out on this day with their pretty babies For the best boy and tjirI baby under two years of ago, a beautiful loving cup will be awarded to each with name engraved on the cups, and the medals will be awarded as see ond premiums. Next year the management contemplates permanent build? ings for merchants' exhibits, agricultural exhibits, domestic science, art and fancy work, The premium list will be dis? tributed two months before the fair and the premiums will be the largest offered any where in this country. Look forward to next year's Hig Tri County Fair. However that don't mean that this one will not bo a big one. It will be one of Southwestern Virginia's big? gest and host fairs. The management has arrang? ed for racing, baloon ascension and a number of other free at? tractions, which will make'this fair worth while. There will he special reduced rates on all railroads that lead into Big Stono (Jap for the fair week. Wednesday is Farmers' Day; Thursday is Hig Stone Gap and Appalachia Day; Friday is Children's Day, and Saturday is Miners' Day. Assistant Secretary, P. 0. (.looper, is here making prepar? ations for this fair and is very much enthused over Hig Stone Gap's Fair. Mr. Cooper is As? sistant Secretary of eight fairs that are under Mr. O. P. Rob? ertson's management, and ho says that tho Big Stono Gap Fair will be one of tho best Miners' Duy is expected to be one of tho largest days. Ar? rangements are being mado for interesting features for the miners.. The management ex? pects to have several promi ment men to lecture on First Aid Work. Un Miners' Day there will be a miners' contest. $15.00 in gold will be awarded for the best suggestions on Saf? ety First. For further informa? tion communicate with Mr. Q. B. Southward, Safety First Contest Manager. Several of the race horse men will bring horses that were at Bristol and Johnson City. Ev? erybody wan pleased with the racing at these fairs, and we expect some very good racing here during the week. Premium list may bo obtain? ed by writing or calling at Sec? retary's office, Monte Vista Hotel. COMMITTEES IN CHARGE Farm Products 0. K. Btanton, Chairman. II r. Stewart. It. K. IV No. I. W. .1. Ilorsley, Town. A. J, Hood, Town. W. It. Wilsen, lt. V. P NO. I. .1 1'. Stldham, It. K. I>. No. 1 Kmcrson llyalt, Otlngor. Vn, .1 II Catron, It. V. r>. No. I. A. 1". Mamillen. Olltiger, V?. .1. .1. Wade, Ollneer. Vu. Live Stock. .1. .\. Qllmcr, Chairman) T. t). Morris, It. K. D, No. l. K. I. Coualna, lt. V. I> No. 3. Uradley Ycary, lt. V. I). No. I. \V. II. Klkins. It. f. I). No. I. Win. Nltcholl, Hortons Summllt, J, J, Heaaor, Ollugcr, V?. licit SVamnlcr, Olhigcr, Vn. W. W. Minion. It. V. 1?. No, 1 J, llathptou Crizorj Appalaenln, Va, II A. Alexander, Imboden, Va. Poultry. I). B. Allen. Chairman. W. S Mathews. lt. I, Wade. Mrs. A ma Blcmp, Mrs. fi, I.. Cousins. Mrs Caatloton Wade. Mrs. J. A. Younll. Horticulture, W. 8, Mathuwii, .1 I. Parson* (iwen W?lls; .lessee Olli)-, .loo Morris. Klheri Johnson. G. N. Knight, WOMANS DEPARTMENT. Domestic Science. Mrs. C. C. Cochraii, Hin Stone (lap. Mrs. M. IL Collier, Appatabhia. Mrs. ,1 It. Skcori. Mrs K. B. Ooodloc. Mrs. II E. Bcnccllot Mr,. K A Complon Miss Minnie fox. Mrs It. E. Taggart. Fancy Work. Mrs. .1 1.. .Mel'onniek. Mrs M. I.. St.illard. Mrs. .1. M. Collier. Mrs. (!. l'\ lllaitton. Mrs. Jno. W. Ch.dkley. Mrs. A. 1'. Hamiden. All. I Mrs. tl. I.. Ta\lor. Miss Madge Muucy. i Mrs. Isaac Itlchmond. Find Strange Corpse Al Funeral of Father. To be called home to attend the funeral of their father, but to lind ou their arrival that the corpse was that of a stranger, was tho experience this week of Smith, Daniel and I). Q. Chris tian, of Church Hill, Tonn. Tho Christian brotbeis, em? ployed in mines al Ihman, Va? received a telegram Monday af? ternoon Rtating that their fath? er, James C. Christian, 5t years old, had died at Lyons View sanitorium, and to come to Church Hill, their home, to at? tend the funeral. The boys went as quickly as trains could carry them and on their arrival at Curch Hill Tuesday morning found the box supposed to con? tain the body of their father on the station platform. * They opened it anil in tho features of the corpse saw a stranger. Communications by wire with the officials of Lynn View dis? closed that a mistake had been mado in giving out the name of a man who died there and that instead of James (J. Christian the corpse had been James Britton, formely of Greeneville, Tenn. .Mr. Christian is still alive and fairly well at the san? itorium. Ho is a brother of Mrs. J. H. Harkleroad, of South Bristol, and has many relatives in Sul? livan county.?Bristol Herald Courier. Radford Nor? mal Notes. Tho regular session of the Normal School will open Sop* temher 10. The members of the faculty who have been at? tending higher educational in? stitutions this summer have closed their work in these in? stitutions and are gotting ready for the opening of the session. Prof. A vent of the Depart? ment of Indication has spent tint summer at It ad ford. Ho will spend the next week at lldloighj North Carolina, visit? ing friends and relatives. Prof W. IS. Gilbert, Secretary of the Appalachian School Im? provement HVuiidulion, is plan? ning exteie-ive and helpful stlg gostious in regard to School Im? provement Leagues, Civic Louguee,Mothers' Chilis,Health and Good Heads Campaigns to nil who are iu need of such lit? erature. A large number of speakers are available for ad? dresses. g|.ches, and enter tuiuiuont without any compen? sation! The Young Women's Chris? tian Association otlicers are tending out theYouhgWomens' Christian Association Hand? books to the prospective how students. Tin, Association is very active in receiving new students and assisting them iu arranging their work at the opening of the session. Dr. .1. 1*. McOonuoll ill livered an tuldresH before the teachers of Washington County at Ab ingdou m Thursday and on Fri day will deliver an address at Bristol before the Holsten Dis? trict Convention 6f the Chris? tian (iliuroh. EAST STONE GAP HIGH SCHOOL OPENS. K?st Stone Gap High and Qrummnr Scbo?l opened Mon? day September I, with one of tho heaviest enrollments in years. The pupils came front all sections of the community ami finally it was found that 230 had answered to the call of the first hell. The teachers fur the present Session for High School depart? ment consists of Prof. 10. 10. (livens, principal, Newport, Va., 'si assistant, S. It. Hall, Hickory, Va , and 2nd assist ant, Miss Anna G. Dtintel; Grammar und Primary gruiluo, Miss Stella Keynolds, Sinking Creek, Va., 7ih grade; Miss Nannie Lou Help, Klk Creek, Va.,i>th and 5th H grades; Miss Kate G?tlirio, Dublin, Vn , 4th and 5tll A grades; Miss Itutli ilurd, Pulaski, Va., 2nd und :inl grades, and Miss Kehn Orr, Dryden, Va., 1st and primer Krades. At tho close of the lirsl week the enrollment had roadbed 250 pubils anil with the starling of the school wagons iu the near future there is great prolmhili ty of the enrollment reaching the 3?!1 mark or more. . Aildingloii-I'iilton. An unusually early morning marriage was solemnized this ( Wednesday) morning at 5.15 when Misa Aigin, daughter of Sheriff W. H. Addington, be. came the bride of "Bird'' Ful? ton. The ceremony was per? formed at the brides home in the presence of ;t large number of friends; by the Kev. Denn, after which tho bridal party and friends motored to Appala? chia to catch the Southern for Washington and eastern points. Mr. ami Mr*. Fulton will muko their homo at Toms Creek.? Appalachia Progressive. Mrs. Wade Miles is reported ill. Her little hoy, who has been ill several days, in doing nicely under the care of Mi?s Conic I.otig,professional nurse, of Pig Stone Gap, formerly with tlu-Johnston Willis Sani itariumut Abingdon and Itich linoud.?Wise Republican. DICKENSON COUNTY NEWS. Frooling, V.o., Sep. 0.?Mrs. Surah llylton, of Wise, is tho guest of her mother, Mrs. Mary McFnll. William J. Vauover, of Shel? by Gap, Ky.i ia visiting roln i ives neai Froolingl Jackson Bryant) of near Nor? land, was at this place during the week. Men Yanover, for whoso nr rest a reward was offered for the charge of striking Htnmett Fleming on tho head with u rock, has been apprehended at some point III West Virginia by I the Baldwin detective agency, according to ad.'ices received. 1 illlcer Hau kins has gone aftor him. t'barley Slnss, of Skeetrook, is visiting relatives here. It iti foiirod that corn crops in this immediate section are iiDt as good as wits hoped for. Con? siderable foddering is being done this Week. The lumber interests are quite active in this section. Noah Li Yanover has return? ed from a visit to his brother, William Yanover, ?f Crnneco, W. Va. Was Jealous Of Neighbors Norfolk Man Could Not Sec Why They Should Have More Enjoyment. Mr. A. I. Elliott, Jr., who is employed by the Yiulen Grocery stote Corner of N Ork and Bote tourt, sis., Norfolk, Va., relat? ed his return to health US fol? lows: "I was considerably both? ered with indigestion. I had a tired, go?d-for'n?thipg feeling and seldom felt like ge'ting up tip in the morning, (las form? ed on in)' stomach after eating a id my appetite was vory poor." "! read in the papers each day ol someone else returned to health by using Talilac and I decided to gel some of this health loo. And I tried Tanlac with excellent results. I am n >t li oubleil with idigestion and I hav.- a good appetite. It in such a pleasure, to be able to eat without fearing the after effects, I now sleep line and gut up feeling refreshed and full of energy. I know it is worthy of tho praise so many Norfolk citizens have given it and I also wish to recommend this grand medicine." Surely you wtl give this new medicine a i rial if troubled with any of the like ailments, after reading Mr. Elliott's statement. Tanlac can now he secured here at the Mutual Drug Company. ? adv. Resigned Position In Bank. Uobt. I'. Karron, who for the past twenty-one years, has been cashier of the Interstate Finance and Trust Company Bank of the Gap, with the ex? ception of tho four years he was Treasurer of iheColinty, re? signed his position in the Bank September the first, in order that be may give more time to the interests of his laundry, The Royal Laundry of the Gap. J. B. VVamplor has succeeded Mr. Barron and is ably assisted by I.C. Taylor. We hear some complaint that the macadamized roads in vari? ous places are being torn up considerably by tight-locking lilt; wagons so as to make the wheels slip. Wo call attention to the fact that it is a violation I of the law in Virginia to draw I the brake sufliciontly to make j the wheels skid on a macadam? ized road. Tho grades are not sufficient anywburo to require this. Let the people who are getting tho benellt of the im? proved roads try to take care of I them'?Gato City Herald.