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gJBig Stone Gap Post
N?. 39
Civic League.
On Tuesday of last week a
movement was launched bv the
Woman'* Civic League of Big
Stone Gap, Which in its good to
the county of Wis?, will have
far-reaching results.
On iuvitatiou from the Civic
Leasue of this town, the mens
bers of the other Civic Leagues
of the county were, invited tofl
meet with ihetn. The meeting
was held in the Taylor store
room, which had been beauti
fully decorated for the occasion
with goidec rod anil other fall
flowers. In response to the in?
vitation fourteen ladies came
fromCoeburo, twenty-six miles
distant, eight from Norton, four
from Appalachia, and one each
from Imboden and Wise, the
last places not yet having a
civic league.
The meeti ig was opened with
prayer by Mr. Hicks, of Coe
burn, Mrs. J. L. MeCormick,
president of the league, welcom
ed the visitors in a cordial and
charming manner.
Mrs. K T. Irvine, outlined the
purpose of the meeting, which
was to form a federation of the
leagues of the county, in order
that through co-operation much
more might be accomplished as
individual leagues and, in ad?
dition, work might be under?
taken for the county itself, the
hope being that a full-time
health officer might be secured
for Wise County and visiting
nurses for the schools of the
-Mrs. Irvine spoke in glowing
terms of the natural beauty of
Wise County, its wonderful
system of roads, which made
6uch a meeting as the present
one possible, ami the hope that
a county so progressive in .oth?
er matters, was now ready to
undertake this work which
would lead to such improve
meat in the health of its citi-l
zens, and introduced Mrs. J.j
Baldwin Ranson, State Super?
visor of Public Health Nurs?
ing, to outline the work of the!
State Board of Health in this!
Mr*. Ranson made a very ap?
pealing and interesting address,
holding the attention of her j
hearers throughtout, and show-1
ed conclusively the great re ;
turns in improved health and
living conditions that would
follow if a full time health of?
ficer were employed in Wise:
County.- She sketched for fieri
hearers the duiies of this officer, J
the campaign of disease preven?
tion he would wage, the im
tneu?e saving in public money
by the elimination of epidemics, I
the immense saving to the in
dividual by the elimination of I
doctors and nurses bills, paid to|
cure the ill when, by proper
prevention, illness might have
been averted. She told of the
work accomplished in the coun
ties that now have full time
health officers.
And in co-operation with the
health officers, she. urged that
the county employ a County
School Nurse. She gave statis?
tics, showing that the great per
cent of children who fail to
make their grades are chil?
dren suffering with diseased
tonsils, with adeuoids. with
hook worm and round worms,
with decayed teeth and eye
troubles. The duty of the nurse
would be to examine these
children, report the need of at?
tention to the parents and try
to secure for the child the pro?
per medical attention, especial?
ly among the poor would it be
her duty to try to secure treat?
ment for these children. She
gave most interesting experi
euces she herself had while
nursing in Lyochburg.
In closing her address, Mrs.
Kaneon said:
"Man is three fold in bis na?
ture?physical, mental and ?
spiritual--and while every where
all over the state churches and \
schools are looking after the;
spiritual and mental, very little;
is being done for the physical.
Man cannot be the efficient,;
valuable citizens he should be;
until he has 'a sound mind in a <
sound body.' In Wise County
last year $103,000.00 was spent
on the schools, and no incon-;
niderabie sum on the churches, j
and how much was invested in.
the health of the people, in the
protection and preservation of;
the best asset a community has
the strength of it's people. If
the same methods as r-.-gards
health were pursued in the
matter of mind, we would close!
our schools and spend att the I
time and money we are now'
speadiog on schools, on ?liter I
ates. hav ing first made no ef?
fort; t? prevent illiteracy. The!
Isame method applied totiioruts,,
: would lesuit in closing alt the!
churches and paying ministers!
: to spend their time in fr?-? jails,!
i trying to restore a nun to a
? state of righteousness, after hej
had fallen from grace, rather i
. than striving to ke--p trie:: from j
sin. We now let people get1
i stele, and then empl >y i doctor
i to patch them up, whereas em-'
? ploying som-'hi ? to present!
j their getting sick would prove!
economy, both in money and in ?!
[human life and efficiency. One!
person in the United States ?liesI
every two and a half minutes!
with tuberculosis, and tuber-!
culosis is a preventable disease! i
What is Wise County willing!
to do to save its people?"'
At the conclusion of Mrs.
Hanson's address the members1
lot" the league served to their!
I guests a mos; delicious lun-l
jcheon, the menu being fried j
? chicken, tomato aspic, potato!
?salad, sandwiches, ho: rolls, i
icoffee and fruit punch, the]
j tables being decorated with i
lovely vases of dowers.
The afternoon session was j
[devoted to business, the first]
j matter being a rep ort from each j
! league represented of the work ;
doneby it, and these reports'
i showed the splendid, public
spirited work accomplished by!
the women of Wise County in'
various communities.
Following this was a full dis?
cussion of tlie formation of the j
County League and the foi-!
lowing plan of organization:
NAMK:-This Association
i shall be called the Federated !
Civic Leagues of Wise County.:
PU RPOSES:?Its purposes j
I are to unite all the civic leagses i
of our county in promoting the :
betterment of conditions of
life and health, both in our,
town3 and in all parts of our]
countv and section.
MEMBERSHIP:?E ich civic
league of the county uniting
with us and regardless of num-i
ber of members shall be
member of this federation and
have one vote on ail questions
[and ^ny league haying forty
I members shall be entitled tod
1 two votes, and one vote addi
! tional for every twenty mem-j
! OFFICERS:?The officers
ishallbe a president, a vice
i president, a secretary and a
! treasurer. There shall be an j
executive committee of five
members, of which the presi?
dent shall be ex-orticio a mem-1
Iber and chairman, and tbei
(president shall appoint the oth-j
er four member*.
MEETINGS:?There shall be
two regular meetings held each;
year, one in the spring in '. the
other in the fall. The fall
meeting shall be the regular I
annual meeting for the election
of officers, and the time and i
place of these meeting shall bei
fixed by the president or execu !
tive committee. Special meet-j
ings may be held At any timej
and place upon the call of the!
presid ?nt or the executive com- I
mittee and for such purposes as |
the president or said com-j
mittee may designate.
It was then moved and :
seconded that the first work of i
the Federated League would be i
to request the Board of Super-1
visors to appoint au expert full
time health officer and make an ]
appropriation for his salary;;
and also to secure a county !
School Nurse and to that end :
petitions would be circulated!
throughout the county to se?
cure funds ami that the coal:
operators of the county should!
be visited and a.?ke<l to con j
The following were -ihe of-,
fleers elected by the Federatead
League for the ensuing year
President, Mrs. Guido
Heuser, Coeburn: Vice-Presi
dent, Mrs. R. T. Irvine, Big
Stone Gap; Secretary Mrs. R. ;
W. Holly, Appalachia: Treas .
nrer, Mrs. W. W. Kemp, Nor?
Mrs. Moilie Horton, of Osaka,
came down Friday night to see
the comic opera, "Midad<>,"
which was given in the school
hall by local talent.
Letter From
Brownsville. Texas, Sept. -? .
I9t$.?From the letters I have
been gutting from numerous
persons at home, it rti-* that
they do m: understand the
question about discharges. I \
would, therefore, b~ glad if you ?
would publish this i ?er,
In the first pi ice some of
them it>( m to think that I have
pv^er to grant or refuse a dis- j
charge. Thi* is a mistake. A I
captain ia the National Guard:
is a very small potatoe. The
application for a discharge is I
tirst presented to. him. He en?
dorses it "'approved" or "disap?
proved" and then passes it on
to the Colonel of the Regiment.
He likewise, "approves" or'
"disapproves" and forwards!
to the Birgade Commander, and
he to ''Higher ups'' la casei
>f a private it does not s;o b~
-I General Funst.?n. Com !
mander of the S";itheru Ltt-part-j
ment: but to case of an officer
or ? jo commissioned otTicer. it
ufoee via through ti> the w'ar
Department at Washington,
l r.? t r-r'i :ires two weeks or more
to go and come. The "High
upr?-' may or may no". :' II ft
h? endutsements below. Some?
time-* they 'disapprove'" where
es? for any man v?ho joined
ftor the "ball"' ( June Isjo< to
.pply foe a discbarge. These
neu all joined for the "emer
iehcy.M They did this with
heir lyes open. The authori
ies, little and big, take the
?osicion Chat they cannot ex
>ecc a release until tne "em'*ir*M
{eric/l1 is over. When this;
vili be, do dbe here knows; it
my "wise one"up there kuows.j
.here are some hece who will;
jay htm their next years wages :
!or the information. (These are
:hiefly married cieu and-'would)
ae's." It nii'f be true that!
'love makes * the world go
around"; but it is cersatnly
trne that it plays the devil
with a military organizaci ??:?.
With reference to students, fi
aim still ^ettui^ tnost urgent
appeals from parents and I
friends. They seem <-i have]
overlooked the part that the;
order concerning students wasj
rescinded several weeks ago. It|
is, therefore, wholly useless to',
apply for their discharge or
I have said all I started oat I
to say but if my light holds oittj
I ?i!l add a few paragraphs)
which may be of interest.
We arrived at Richmond
with 120 men and 3 officers. |
Thirty men were ''disqualified"
on physical examination. Nine]
men transferred at Richcvjodi
to other companies {to help!
make up their minimum of]
sixty.five), and five more have |
been transferred here. Six j
have been discharged on ac
count of "dependent families."!
So we now have onlv ft enlist-1
ed men and three officers.
Among those "disqualified" |
were our First-Sergeant and ;
Quarte ril aster Sergeant,George:
Taylor and Joe Potter. Am?ag
those discharged here were W.
R. Feck appointed Firse-Ssrr
geant in Taylor's place and |
Karl Stoehr appointed in Pot-j
ter's place?all as tine for their i
jobs as any company ever
boasted of.
These "disqualification j".
?transfers" and ^'discharges
have necessitated constant:
change and have kept us tia a
turmoil?the training of me-? to
fill new positions has added to
the labor of all and greatly
impaired our efficiency. Nev?
ertheless we are still in the
riutc, and if we go to the city of
Mexico, Company H Will not
be the last to get there. The
boys are a fine set and ar-.
veloping into tine soldiers. We
stand first in our battalion and
first in the regiment.
Our non-conmmissioned of
Seers are now as follows;
Henry M. Bullits, 1st Ser
geant: S. H. McChesney, Sup
ply Sergeant; Hugh Young
iless Sergeant; Tom Cochrau
Wm. G. Mashew.-, H. L. Mon
{ague, Sergeants; A. P. Ha^u
moods, Elbert Gilliam, VT. J
Alfneud. William Cresa,
J. Pi*nl H>rne. John K.
Ewing. I). E. Wright. Uscar
Ciitliam and Mi O Boon, Cor-j
porsils; Wm S. Wax ??; s J-.- irue
*V~!!s, Cooks: Carlisle Skeen,
Buglar; and Sim Johnson,
My light is about out and so;
are mv ?? ? ? i
J F^Bullitt.
Trinkle Speaks
Democratic Candidate For
Congress Given Bit
lion E. Lee Vrinkle, Demo?
cratic candidate for congress
in the Ninth District, ad?
dressed one of the largest audt.:
eaces here last Wednesday j
morning that tver assembled in!
she Amuia Theatre to hear pol !
iticai address The house was
tilled to its capacity and sever?
al were force to stand up. A
large number of ladies of the
town and surrounding com?
munity w^re present.
Ifon. K. T. Irvine, of this
place, introduced Mr. Trinkle,
and briefly outlined the many ?
accomplishments of the Demo-1
cratic administration, refering
so the efforts of President Wit
Ss>n for peace and his icenius in
handling the threatning rail?
road strike. He urged the elec
iion of Mr. Trinkle to represent!
the people of the Niath District,
in the next Congress as he was!
a strong supporter of Mr. VVtt
sou's policies.
Mr. Trinkt--, in his address,:
declared frequently that his'
candida:y was not a personal
matter with him and that he
did not ask votes for his own
election aione, but that be was
asking the voters of Southwest
Virginia to do what is beat for
them He recalled the prophe?
cies of Slemp an i Tom Muneey
tn regard to the $10 bull calves,
13 cent wool and bats making
nests in th? coke ovens of
Southwest Virginia. He said
if the bat.s were making their
homes in the coke ovens they
were now getting a not recep
Mr. Trinkle captivated the
audience with his many witty
remarks and also of the vast
legislation the Democrats bad
put sbr ugh i: the last session
of Congress At the conclusion
of his speech he was met at the
stage and given many hearty
nand shakes, by maay voters,
who pledged him their loyal
Big Stone Gap
Champion Tennis Players of j
Southwest Virginia.
The Cumberland Tennis Clui>
won the championship o? the!
Southwest Virginia Tennis As?
sociation for the season of 1316]
by defeating the D inte team on
September 2>;th. Preseott and
Benjamin, of Big Stone 'iap de?
feated Paine and Wolfe, of I
Dante, 6 J <;>-C ' 5. The match
was played before a large gal?
lery on tte Dante courts.
The final standing of the club
is as follows:?
PUyid Wi>n Lost E'vc.
Big S'cixu Gsn W SM 10 .?3
rjiiota M ?l 1.? ..?I
Historical Exhibits.
Some very old and interesting
[articles were found among the
many fine exhibits shown at
the Leewiscott Fair here last
week. Two ears of corn were
exhibited by Mrs. D. H. Bruce
that were 22 years old, and
seamed to be fairly sound. A
<:a:s of sugar pears put up 21
years a^o was exhibited by
'Mrs Laura Bickley. A coun?
terpane belonging to Mrs.
Bradley Yeary is 7') years old.
being made by hergreas grand?
mother, and a quilt belonging
5o Mrs. W. A. Baker, made 7?
years ago. The nam.i "Sarah
Ely" was sewed into the quilt.
E. F. Burgess, the accommo
; dating groerymac, surprised
the ladies of the Civic League
ind their visitors daring their
meeting he:e last Tuesday af?
ternoon with a large basket of
fruit, which was heartily ap?
Prize Winners
At Leewiscott Fair Held
Here Last Week.
Farm Products.
B!? Stocis Oap fond Co. tint prlsa on
Ai&fta bay.
H. C.S*t??ti SrttpriM on best iC?
: ij a 6uic?.
H. C. iut vv.* ftrtt pr:? On txnt d>s j
play Sojl &>aa*, J. 1*. ?'itidham, fccood'
.fso. Dtitonaoo,Sat priro oa tobaco>;|
Baiter Horaler, KCQQd prii??
C. K. Blaatoa, iris po;* oaCuw t'ta'
W; H Camet, nr-t pcU* an Hnbbartl
S; i.uii . ! >?' Jon??, Mcuad pru*.
J. i\ StWhani, drat pri? on bwii tlx
??_?::?.? of eben . B?j Stona f.5ap Laad Co .
?.:ooii pria.;.
J. P. S?Uum. ?nt pria? on best
?ia?l# tax of coca.
Emcrinn llyatt, nrtt priaa ou tw.it j
t.tu of ;<?:' ? ? ebrtt; W W. Mitv.n.
Ktcoad print.
Lecohur Bqan, priac oa best tun 'tars J
of ?wbico corn.
Jou. r-.o'c-ruin. int ptHtfrM bust dfit-1
ptay of timotuy: W. W. Minton. io. i ? ;
priatf. '
W. s. Mathcva, drat p?'..to oc 5<.<iiaj
jrj;??-!". S". Blaatou, ?aou.i prio*.
A O. Kelly, prlto oa test display of
d??f T-.ir:?*tiei* of ipploa.
Vt. 8, 5tata<??. drat pri:.! an t?j?t d:.?
.mi ??:x:'% tel .-? ?:.? i| (is ?1*> wooo.l
prUu oa toss display af Yorit Imperial
to. Mj H...;?i.-.drat prias on Mountain
Bco va apuioB. A. J TaompHOa. n:o:u<i
bole Uurliam, pruo <>a b.:at -0 ouaoe
ia apple; A. f. Tbompnoa. iiscu?ol
?? Morris, ptbn) oa hose ta.-Iy pbal
l potato*:*.
r.in.'c Oribam, pc?? on ix-it lato polo- j
i.' T-wvirt. pcu4 oa best ?tl
1* i ?> lit* pru? ou nmva
rY f llonlcy lecotul prtxe
St daiim drr. p*u?s oa jtr?a
ronnaoa. weo?d pcuo.
ilc Y<a.-y, dra; ptfasa oa beut w <r
i; ?1 C; Uini^^iU, j?*i:tiii?l priz -.
??f. .Wirt?, am pfuo od pop o<.;a .
Hyitt. KCdad pfu<
Caa.?. I. Wiiio, jr..:.* oil Dose Vaite
rpiti%WM: *?*.*> pti.w ou IVisiii TH icii
ifn. I A. Youoll, pru* oa Wbiw la
sa Raaa.'t docxa
W. S. Xtthews,ptixooa ?. C. Wiiw
( A. Ydattil, ?ri::>; -.Ii Wblse vv"y?n
J'o.tln^i H?Ujan, ?ra; cri?o oa B.?r?d
lyaumtb. Bixk?; U. E. AUea, s-tcuatl
Jo?hn.? K : .::.? 9tif? on 'o???s vcii
rithlokitaa; ?. E. A nets, teeoad pclto
Cut Flowers.
Mrs P if. Btrroa. &ni prtu on Dah.
im: Mr?. f, '. W??>ftcii,Jt.i*MRd pnirf.
M?is ficoc trUster, prue oa Siniax
Potted Plants.
Mrs. C I Wulo. dnc pt5ae oa ST.-ft
.Wr?. I.. J. Itortoa. prii? oa P-*.iul|
Mrs. tti-?*:e Horton. pri.M oa oil paia^
lt:.<i Hi:: Bro-?a. peu:? oa jrny'J?a|
i ;*-'rii; f3oo<lt>?, pr..:t on fcooi ptillriw'
; iax?.
I Mum W.ulijo Mdndy, prtid ou tuiarf
j pufr.tol ob.'n:v. sbmptbRtopj beac ?jil*e>
. '., n t hA-.-.ti c*iutod chiaa.
[ Jad^os?W.-a ii. A. A;ox.kiv!or ^a.l|
: Wfa. lr. I.. TiyW.
Fancy Work.
Mrs. W. A. P-iier. jr?? oa pillow i
Mr?. R. 0 BArrta, S.-? prfcis oa dnst-]
I ?t *;i.-f MalJ A, Gilmar, attcoail peLuf.;
Mrs C I. Wid*. d.-ss priio oa ,?llk
to.litt: Wri ?lu.i B.irr>!a. iwiMul pri^e j
Mino Bleoau: Bolur, ?ras prtzu oa citt*
. : i;:Mri C U.SEtmpssecoao!prii?. I
j Mra. W A. B-iit?r, dnt peffa oo o'd
[tat loQC; JtrsJ JamtM OiUUr. second. j
.Wp?. f. W Xicluts, pr-xe ou tmbroid
11aHirt ??ai3S
K-.sa Mab?:' Wii: j, drat o.-iie oa UiaaJ
; maiio cosibiaacioa iuit. Nf Lm i'loruace |
.W?Cortuii*.k, tcecaii prti?.
Mtsa Mab?! WSlia. 4rat ptiu on nigh?;
Sj(o*a: SL?ri .Wafg-.irut f.'araoa, j?oail
H .13 FUxvmc? MaCcroaA?c, sir? oc
j fcimt ctuJ.: ptttfeost.
>?U? fiuuiyi Wolfe, drat pcLitf on Ctnoy
j corset tfrtVWt Msu Hi.-ya.-scs Cixaws.
j lecooil g:ue.
j Kn ). I- Camhlos, drat prhia oa em
i bjoit!?raiiia/an? utic. Mr*. H. C. ti?.Ti.?.
i wooed prij?.
Urs K Qi KarrM, prixe oa exQcbcbtfi
[ tiiby ^ap.
j >lr?- I. O. ?V"ii!o, prta oa :rm:hec buby
J ttr>M
Mrs. U. C WoMs. prbie oa cr-johet*!
I Lion. M?s All.? O!ioi{?r. Jtoccxi prixtt.
j bin. EIlssl. pru? ca Uttia^.
j itra. fo?a naUiaSt prl-o aa knitted
j ih.iv:.
i Hsni Maj4i?i Gilly. firit priau ?>
'eroch<'?il ?teterpiece; M.-a. D. C. WolSs
I ?!cuaii priza.
' Mta. rf. Polly, ftrat priac oo teaut
F1*:*. ereeieced ?jft. Mn. D. C. VToJ&,
Xau Ella* OiUy. first prim 00 ?ot
(wuhkml ?nAerji?*; Mm. S. FWty;
je?:ou-t pr.r*.
Mr?. Br-vEey Vary. pri? 00 Olviea
Imlfv*?Mrr K. T. Ert?s? ia?i Mn
w. a rcn?.
Domestic Science.
Mr*, ?. S. Kstg&t, 5n: pru? ->a aa
a<U .;h*rriei. Mr*. Brvl>y Ytary. ?eojcd
I?. R AUun. frt*e 00 corn.
>!.-? O N Kaijh:, rtnc prtxe en
b?UM l(n i' ? Allen. *:>:.: ; r.i*
M.-a- Laar? Sicily, dm prue co beat
?:oi:*-t:uo of S>? ors?re; Mr? ItnJiey
Ha W H C.inw?. prtia 00 ccrrsnt
jTm Ybatbua Otralur, prii? ?o softe
X H N ?. ?<U. priza 00 rugby ly
jttilj. ilsooo b?*!it?rT7 jelly.
It-i W .V. 8s3nr,prtK 00 grips jetty.
Kr? J A 6QsMr,pcfn oa itr?-???rT7
Jad$-*?~MM. A. i. WoM?. Mm. V. K.
K?tty uui Mn 'i C t;il3wr.
Killed On
Main Street.
W. H. Poore Shot By Hous?
ton Hurd Thursday
* iu Tnurtday night about
:c a terrible tragedy
? ? is enacted on the corner of
Wood Avenue ?nd East Fifsh
Street in front of the Polly
Building, %heu Houston Hard,
owner of a restaurant on the
same street, shot and almost in?
stantly kitted W. H. Poore, a
young married man about 10
According to reports of the
iffair the shooting resulted
from a quarrel, it is said Poore
was intoxicated auJ used some
very bivl language near Kurd's
restaurant A few short
>? s Is were then exchang?
ed and Kird got his gun and
followed Poore to a point in
front of the Polly Building.
Here a scofHa enmed and both
men fell on the pavement.
While in tbii position Hurd
tired his pistol, the ?hol enter?
ing Poore'* neck, severing an
artery. Two eyewitne*
- - 1 ? trlie Beaman, a brother
in-law of Poore, (who was with
him.; and Tom Garrison, who
lit Kurd's restaurant, says
the wounded man walked a dis?
tance 6f 2-5 or :i<> feet before he
fell, bleeding to death in less
than five minutes.
After the shooting Hurd re?
turned to his place of business
and on being informed that
re ? is dead immediately
1 -1 p pea red and up to the pres?
ent time the police have been
mal si to locate him. A report
was circulated that he intends
re ir:i nr.d give himself up
to the authorities.
5h- streets were practically
leservd at th-; time of the
shooting, everybody being at
the Fair Grounds, but in a few
minutes several hundred peo
pl ? had gathered around the
spot. Poore's body was remov?
ed to the town hall, where is
was prepared for burial by W.
W. Taylor ? Sons, undertakers
and embalrners, and shipped to
the home of his father at Bris
[to! Friday morning.
? deceased is survived by
[a wif>- .tud three small children.
: Ke was a native of Bristol bus
jh?d btea hsre all 'summer
[working for his father-in-iaw,
[J. S. Bearnao, a building con
; tractor.
j Funeral services was con?
ducted from the home at Bris?
tol Saturday morning as 10
o'clock by P.ev. J. B. Mullen, of
[the Anderson Street Church.
{ Burial took place in East Hill
' Cemetery in that city.
Laundry Installs New
Owing to the continual in?
crease of work coming to the
i Royal Laundry, R. P. Barroc,
I the proprietor, aas found it
fneccesaary to install a lot of
\ new and mcderu machinery in
order to increase its output. A
large mau^l**, used for Hat
work, together with other ma?
chinery, has been received and
I will be installed this week by
an expert from the factory.
This is one of the Gap's leading
enterprises and within Sh? last
few months its business has
nearly doubled, under the
guid wee of Mr. Barron.

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