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-== "~ilG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEM BER 20. 1916-~ No. 38 Full Blast. The gutes of the Leowisoott Fair were open yesterday to the public. Kxhibits of live Brock, poul? try, fiinii products, domestic science and fancy work arc on exhibition and arc worth going to seo. A car load of race horses were shipped here from Bristol. The races will bo tin* hi st ever ?een in this section of the country. These horses have taken money at Bluefield.Knox ville, Bristol and other places. The big Midway Shows will furnish entertainment to a largo number of popple. This i- the cleanest aggregation of BllOWfl that have ever shown hero. Among the free attractions to lie seen is the ballon ascen? sion. Young Mr. Collins says this is a very dangerous place la make balloon usscensions, as there are no places to alight, without alighting in trcotops or rock clilTs on the mountain side. NIGHT. Everything will he open at i.ight. One of tin; night free attractions is a beautiful dis? play of Pane's Fireworks. Afternoon Tea. One of the most beautiful social events of the season was the Tea given by Mrs. George 1,. Taylor at her homo Friday afternoon between the hours of four ami nix o'clock. The reception hall on this oc? casion, wore especially lovely, a color mot if of pink being used. The pink hangings of the win? dows, the electroliers daintly shaded in pink and cut glass vases lllled with La-Franco roses lent beauty to the Bcene. Greeting the guests at the door waa Mrs. George. Taylor, assisted by M rs.ll.A.Alexander, of Imboden, and Mrs. I). B. layers, who invited them to the punch table, where a delicious and refreshing punch was serv? ed by Mrs. \V. G. Painter. In the diuiug room, where delicious ice cream, cakes and Hunts, emphasising the color motif of pink and while, were served by Mrs. J. A. (1 ilmer and Mrs. J. L. MoGormick. The decorations were cut glass V as,s of La Franco roses and cut ulass candelabras holding pink burning tupers. The dining table was spread with a cro? cheted lunch cloth and in the center was placed a French basket filled with La-France roses, the handle being tied with a large bow of pink tulle, surrounded by pink tapers and cut glass nappies of salted nuts and mints. Enjoyable music was played till during the afternoon on an Kdison Diamond Disc by Mrs. Wi K. Peck. Among the guests who called during tile hours were: Mes dailies AI. H. Gr?ber, \V. 11. Polly, C. [. Wade, mis Mouser, R. B. Alsover, A. J. Wolfe, C. V. Camp, G. Bogard, 11. A. W. Skeen, D. B. Pierson, M. M. Smith, O. C. Long, W. S. Bev irly, M. It. McOorkle, O. L. Howe, L. T. Winston, A. D. Owens, L. t). Pettit, W. T. (loodloe, E. E. Goodloe, H. M. ! lenket and others. Misses l lorence MoGormick, of Knox villej Anna McCormick, of Mid dlesboro, Katharine Peyton, of Charlottesville, Eugenia Baum gardner, Claribel Lockett, No mo Vineyard,Mary LeeMaiden, Winifred Mullins, Huby Kem? per, Mary Lou White, Olga ilorton, Flora Bruce and Janet Bailey. Seriously Hurt. Freeling, Va., Sept. 15.? Ooorgo W. Dutton, a hand ou the lumber works near here, was seriously hurt by a runa? way truck. He was propelling ihe curriage, and while on a down-grade run he lost control and was dashed against a of it, stump, cutting several places about his head and face, and sovorely bruising bis hotly. Medical attention was given, and the patient is doing fairly well. Old newspapers for sule at this ofBce. - .-? ^? ^ JU J., 000 Damages J. E. Buun & Company Wins In Damage Suit Against Dickcnson County. An important decision was handed down in the Circuit Court ..f Appeals at Wytho yille last week in this case of J. E. Buun & Company, contrac? tors, of Big Stum-" Gap, who wen. sueing the county of Dick enson, which resulted in the contractors being awarded damagos to ilie amount of *i4, 000. About, two or three years ago .1. K. Bunii ?V- Company re? ceived a contract for a consid? erable amount of road work in Dickenson County and it ap l>ears that the contractors wore forced to remove about 28,000 more yards of dirt, according to tlie county engineer's titfnros. than the specifications called lor and consequently the Contractors sued to recover pay for this amount of work. The county court rendered a ver? dict in favor of the supervisors, but the plaintiffs immediately appealed the case which re? sulted in their favor. The contractors wore repre? sented by Attorneys Bullitt & Chalkley, of Big Stone (Inj?, and Attorney Holiday Souther land, of Clint wood. Episcopal Church. ChristChureh September 'J Ith. Morning service und sermon 111 a. in. Holy communion. Archdeacon Kniest A. Uicb will bold services. Visitors cordially welcomed. Tennis. Big Slone Gap Defeats Wise Saturday Afternoon. The Cumberland Tennis Club won from Wise last Saturday in two very interesting matches played on the local courts. PreSCOtt and Benjamin, Big Stone Qnp, defeated Lipps and Pillion, Wise, 8.6 G?2 0-2, Drennen and Winston, Big Stono (Jap, defeated Cheyney and Anderson, Wise, s li i; :t r,.'_>. The last match of Tlie South? west Virginia Tennis Associa tiotl.for this year will be play? ed this week when Prescott and Benjamin, of Big Stone Qnp, meet Paine and Wolfe, of Dante, at Dante, The club standing as of Sep? tember 1 stli, is as follows: Sals Played Won host Pot. Mg Stono Cap ..83 28 lo .007 Dnuto.38 12 .0:17 Wise.30 7 20 .108 Injured At Furnace. John QuTtman, a laborer, was seriously injured at the KurnaceFriday after noon, when a gin pole, which was being used in raising a large boiler, fell on him breaking bis left arni and three ribs. He was making an effort to get from under the falling pole but stum? bled over a pile of piping and was caught before be could get up again. Dr. Baker was called to render medical aid. MOONSHINE RAID Made Along the Kentucky Border and Several Ar? rests Made. Whitesburg, Ky., Sept. IL? United Stales Marshal O. H. Buchanan, of Dickenson, with raiding possemon of Southwest? ern Virginia, closed an impor? tant moonshine raid through the Indian Creek, Guests' river and Pound sections, immediate? ly over the Kentucky border line, east of here, whore ihoy cut and destroyed four largo moonshine stills with complote paraphernalia, including hun? dreds of gallons of beer and a quantity of whiskey. Two moonshiners were arrested and are being held for a preliminary hearing tit Wise. Three others escaped immediately iu advance of the officers. Moosinning is said to be in? creasing at points along the border of the two States, and officers are kept constantly ouoy seeing after the situation. JAPANESE COMIC OPERA Friday Night at School Audi? torium. Home Talent Pro? duction. Auspices Civic League. No moro interesting and de lightful event in t!u> form of pure and instructive entertain? ment could be devised titan tho forthcoming production of Gil? bert and Sullivan's famous Eng lish-Japaneso (!6mic (Ipora, The .Mikado, to be given Friday night at the High School Audi? torium by a company of select? ed homo talent sinners, under the auspices of the Civic League of Hig Stone Gap. The music of The Mikado is 'of its kind a classic, the wit contained in the lyrics, and speaking lines of a high order, containing a fund on continu? ous "merriment" situations are very funny, and have boenen ? joyed by more thousands of pa? trons than any opera ever writ Iten. The action of the opera is spiritetl and vivacious to the I extreme, not a dull moment in the whole production. The cast of characters has been well chosen, the choruses well balanced and effective.in .singing and acting, and the special numbers being done by I children and misses from 0 to 10, are worth the price of ad? mission, and have only to bo seen to be appreciated. I There will be a chorus of j Japaneso Maids, Lilliputians, I Cowboy Girls, and a group of Pan ami Flower Uirls in special acts, which are unique and delightfully pleasing, and are all along the lines of general culture and full of merit of their kind. i Cast ok Cu.wt.u rr.iis. i Mikado.Mr. John Jones N.inki Poo.. .Mr. Charles D?nn Ko Ko.Mr. Albert L. linker I Pooh Hah Mr. II. J. Ktirtnott ! Pish Tush .. .. M r. Loslor .1 essen j Yum Yum . Miss Margaret l'ettit I Pitti Sing. . ..Miss Mabel Willis 1 Katisha.Miss Olga Horton I Peep Hoo.Mrs. Will Jones .Miss Mary Itanisey, flanisto to illis Royal Majesty,The Midako The performance of the Mika? do is in every way worthy of patronage by the good citizens of our vicinity, in an artistic sense, and deserves a well tilled house, along the lines of encour? agement for things beautiful, at the same time, aside from ? fact that it is being given under the auspices of our Civic League, which has for its at? tainment continued live issues in the betterment of conditions relative to our community and city interests. A prize of $5.00 is to be given to the holder of the lucky mini her ticket, to bo drawn from tho box at the Friday night per? formance. Some one is going to get this prize. It may be yourself. Come and see tho opera; get your money's worth in a good show, and possibly draw the prize. Saturday night will bo Chil? dren's Night, and the price for children will be 25 cents, with a chance of a $5 00 prize also. REVENUE OFFICERS MUST GO IT ALONE. A large number of revenue officers were dropped from the service in Virginia during J lily, and recently the few remaining officers received an order from the internal rovenuo depart? ment that henceforth nothing would bo paid informers for showing up illicit stills and that nothing would bo paid possemen for going with ollieora on raids. This action was tak? en, we suppose, because Vir? ginia is going dry, and as there will bu no bonded distilleries or saloons in tho Stato tho Gov? ernment wilt have nothing to protect in the way of revenue. This virtually moans that the Federal authorities will aban tlou raiding and as a result we may expoct within the next year to see tho smoke from hundreds of stills making spirals toward the clouds.? Clintwood Moon. Carpenters, Wanted. Ten good carpenters am wanted at once to work at Exe? ter, near Imboden, Va. Apply to L. L. Pierce, Imboden; Va. Republicans Win In Maine Slump in Republicans Vote Good Sign for Democrats, Says Daniels. Portland, Maine. Sept. 10.? Maine Republicans reinforced b*y returning Progrosives, won at the election Monday. They elected a Governor and an Auditor, two United States Senators and four ropresoutu tivos in Oongrose and wrestling control of the House from the Democrats, will be able on the joint vote for the legislature to elect the other state officers not chosen by popular vole. The vote was heavy as ex? pect, d for the campaign had been waged wttb a determina? tion not seen in recent years. The country was searched out for speakers of National promi? nence and a number of the e battled on national issues. The light was particularly hot for the t wo D. S. Bonntorships and the four places held by Maine in the Lower House at Wash-; ington. Danville Lady Tried Tanlac. Mrs. B. A. Cook is Now in Better Health Than She Has Been in Many a Day. Mrs. 1!. A. Cook, wife of ihn popular Union Street Grocer, Danville, Va., said, "I suffered from a week nervous run down condition and a constant tired worn-out f, cling. My .stomach troubled inn a great deal and indigestion even more, anil 1 have bad terrible spells at times. I was restless and could not digest properly anything 1 ute. Then 1 saw this new modi cine advertised in the paper, and tried it. 1 recomoud it my sidf now because I know it has helped mo and am quite sure it will help others who sulfer as 1 did. 1 now have a good ap? petite, my nerves arc better, 1 sleep hotter nights, feel better all over in fact and in better Health now than I have been in many a day. 1 recommend Tanlac." Anyone troubled with stom? ach trouble, indigestion, head aches, nervousness, loss of sleep, energy und appetite, or troubled with any stomach, kidney or live ailments may vory wisely uivo the through trial recommended by Mrs. Cook and a thousand others elsewhere who have taken Tan? lac und been wonderfully re? lieved. Tanlac the now medi? cine is now on sale here at the Mutual Drug Company:?ndv. Gay-Gulhrie. The home of Mr. ami Mrs. J. W. Flippen, of Alpha, Va., was the scene of a beautiful marri? age on Saturday evening, Au? gust I2tll, when Miss Lillian Bird Guthrie became the bride of Mr. John Gray, of Richmond. Va. Promptly ul 7:o"0 o'clock the bridal party entered the par tor to the beautiful strains of the Lohengrin Wedding March, played by Miss Lee Harris, in the following order: Miss Lizzie c'lippon.of Richmond, with Mr. John Jamison, of Dillwyn; Miss Mury Adcock, of Dillwyn, with Air. S. T. Harris, of Clifton Forge, Va.,nnd Miss Sadie Har? ris, with Mr. Dau Wade, both of Alpha, Va., und were met at tho altar by the Kev. J. E. Dan? iel, of Dillwyn, Vti., .who per? formed the coremony in a most beautiful and impressive man? ne. The brido was handsomely attired in a lovely white dress of sheer embroidery and car ied a shower bouquet of white ohrysanthomums and ferns,and the groom wore a handsome dark blue suit. The three bridesmaids were becoming!) gowned in white, light blue and old rose silks. Tho parlor was beautifully and artistically decorated for tho occasion. Among tho guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. Willie Moss, of Gctavia, Va., who are au uncle ai.d mint of the bride, nine Mr. ' Ullas, D. Moss. The presents were numerous, handsome mid useful. Mrs. Gay is a daughter of the late Mr. George Guthrie, of Big Stone Gap, Va., and is one of the most attractive and popular voting ladies that has ever vis I tod in this section of old Vir? ginia. Mr. and Mrs (lay will make their home in Richmond, Va., where Mr. (lay has a lucrative position. --.lames River Clarion. East Stone Gap Misses Alice Wells, Ksther Stewart ami I'earlie tiallaway were shopping in Big Stone Gup, Saturday afternoon. The has,- ball team of this place wont to l?g stone Gap Saturday afternoon and gave the "H. S. t). Punch" a very liol game Rut our team, ow? ing to lack of practice, was finally defeated by a close score. The score being .'i to 1. Mr. and Mrs. t iains Carter, of Stonega, are visiting friends and relatives near town this week. Franklin Kiggs, of Osaka, was visiting relatives at this place Sunday afternoon. Nelson Uluntou, better known us "Huge" Ii Inn ton, who has been working in the mountains near Norton,was visiting home, folks Sunday. Jess Klkins, Ora Buchanan,! Nelson Blanton, Misses Alliol skeeii, Dorothy Buchanan, tlraco and < Irin'n (Silly, Mr. and Mrs. Worley Gilly and a few others, attended church at Dor ton's Chapel Sunday night. T. G. Morris was visiting in Big stone Gap Sunday evening! Rev. James Smith It I led bis regular appointment at Dor ton's Chapel Sunday night and preached a most excellent ser? mon. A large crowd attended. Radford Nor? mal Notes. Miss Grace M. Jewett has been appointed Head of the Piano Department to succeed Miss Fay James who has resign led after three years of success? ful work as head of that Do partmnnt. During these three \ ears M iss J nines had establish? ed her reputation as an UllStlal ly successful teacher. Miss James will on September 2 itli he married to Superintendent Guy F. Carr, of Gray son coun? ty. Prof. J. F.. Avant, of ; lie De? partment of Education is idsi'tr ing friends and relatives in Kaleigh, North Carolina. Ho will return next Monday for the opening of the Session on Sepcembor r.uh. Prof. W. F.. Gilbert of the Department of History has ro COnlly delivered several ad? dresses in Southwest Virginia in a campaign for bettor Rural Schools and better living con? ditions in the country. The number of students tak? ing the Domestic Science! 'nurse in constantly increasing in this institution. A large number of the best public schools are now establishing Department of Domestic. Science and some work of this kind has been done in ijiany of the smaller public schools. Episcopal Church. OhristOhurch September 2 Ith. Morning service and sermon II a. m. Holy communion. Ar chededcon Ernest A. Rich will hold services. Visitors cordial? ly welcomed. How's This i We offer Ono Hundred Dollari Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot bo cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CI1KNEV A CO., Toledo. O. We. tIi*- underalgned, havo known K. J. Cheney for the lust IS years, and believe him perfectly htinoratif.-i In nil business transactions and financially nble to carry out nnv obligations made Ov his firm. NATIONAL PANK OF COMMERCE. Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taksn Internally, acting directly upon tho bloel and nu rous stirfac.' i of tho syatem. T<"' Imonlal* sent free. Price 75 cents p. . r.ottlc Sold by all DrunUte. T.iV= Hall s Family Plus > oniUpttloD. Cooperation Extension In Agriculture and Home Economics at the Great Koanokc Fair. Perhaps the most interesting oxhibit ovi r seen at a Virginia live stock fair will bo seen this fall when the hoys ami girla of Southwest Virginia place tboir yearling calves iu the show ring to compete for bouors. Fi ft} calves weighing between 900 nnd l2tK> pounds will show themselves in the show ring of the Koanokc Fair and each calf will show a gain iu lloeb from 2J to :t! pounds each day since their feeders, the Baby Beef '.'lull Work in live of the South, west Virginia counties and tho 0X00080 of making the calves gam has ranged between t anil IS cents a pound. 'The calves will be sold to Kastern markets and if prices are received usually gotten for baby beef the young Virginia cattle feeders will receive a liberal profit for their work which has been valuable to them in many ways. The Baby Beef fJlub Work in Southwest Virginia has been under the supervision of tho Animal Husbandry Specialist in the Virgiiiu Extension Work of the state Agricultural Col? lege. From this Specialist in? su actions for feeding the chives have come to tlie County Demonstration Agents who come directly in contact with i be Um s and girls that are feeding the calves. Cut The Weeds The following from the Bris? tol llonild Courier aptly applies lo every town und community iu the country and the advice should he complied with by every family: There arc too many weeds in Bristol. They are nourishing iu vacant lots, back yards and gardens, They are attaining rank growth here, there, und almost everywhere. They blight to be cut to the ground. W eeds should not lie allowed tu grow to maturity and go to seed because they disseminate aisease germs, hike dies, weeds formerly were regarded merely as a nuisance. Flies were kill . .1 ami homes were screened against the n .because they i\ere a pestiferous insect, and when weeds worn cut it was because they were unsightly, lint suieuco has demonstrated that both tlies and weeds are not only nuisance, but menaces to health, and is t ime the public realized that unrelenting war should he made on both. The responsible authorities in many cities, alive to the im? portance of such matters, are requiring the people to cut tho weed si The responsible authori? ties of the two Bristols would make no mistake in taking like action. Whether the law ex? pressiv invests the .Mayor of any city with power to compel the cutting of weeds is u qiies iinn upon which we are not in? formed, but common souse sug? gests that a .Mayor may take the necessary stops to ab dish any recognized public nuisance or menace to the public health. The season is hero when weeds begin to get in their work. From now on until the frosts kill them they will bo throwing off the germs uf di? sease. The city authorities should require that Duty be cut without delay, whether they are growing in yards or gardens or vacant lots. And the authori? ties should take the load in tho work by cutting tho weeds in some of the streets in the roei deuce districts. Voting man, the road to wealth and fume does not lie through idleness on street corners. Successful men aro never found there, and men who have made names and for ; tunes for themselves were not found thoro in thoir youth. Work