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And Com? munity Life, Probably no other agency of man's creating: has snob far reaching power for good in the community an good, live, up-'.o dalo schools. The time is lon? past in this country when "just any old school" will servo the purpose, In no age of the world was business competition ever so keen and relentless as at (lie present, and never In lore was it so imperative that our young brains bp trained and develop, d to their full capacity Nothing is inter today than that n community is known by the quality of its schools, for it is n fact that the school is a perfect barometer for the emu inanity. As the coinmuiiil \ , ? ti the school: and couversely, us the school, so the coinmuiiil) Hut beside from the mere educational consideration, it progressive school in ti com iminify exerts its influence in other dir. etions frequently very little regarded by the communi? ty generally. In the lirst place a real, live, progressive school is never] found in a dead community Asl well expect mushrooms t rein a bnrron soil as to expect ediitin tiounl perfection where none is expected 01 demanded So, then, ihe really progres ! sive school presupposes a like spirit in the community. Men of observation and Intel ligenoe have this fact in inllnll when seek in"; a location for a] home. Probably the two tiist ijues lions asked by nine out ofeverji i ten home seekers ate: "What o( your schools:" and "Whal of your churchi - The i.- illy desirable citlieiil?, with a family of sen- and daughters to tear, is \y\\\ ,<\ suspicions of t he town \\ it lion I good school facilities ||.. \v aware of the fact that tie' in i, nbsetiee of these facilities ar? gues alack of inioreht on Ih part of the community nihil and rightly refuses t,, cast his lot with lluon. So that, from a material point of view, the higher wo build out schools, the stronger their drawing power in the ma? terial Ihiugs of lite. W< have said that the school is the barometer Ibi the c. mutiny . 11 is pie eminently .? u from ti standpoint of morals Tile old adage, "As the fath er, so the son," is fast losing its force in this day . Instead, wo uro tending to coin a couu ternduge, "As the son, ho the father " So that, a- w l> build up our schools Vetir by year toil higher and higher slate of , Mi eiency , tin y in turn are build iu'g up the individual members of the community, gradually trimming oil cr?ddlicss and Qonrsohoss, elevating the character and generally re? modeling ami revitalizing the entire body politic. Then what of the schools of this commun.ty ' Are tin y our lirst consideration: They should be. What other interest in life have y oil, that can for a moment compare with the wel? fare of y our children? And what other influence in the child's life is there to com pare with that of his school? (let this fuel tiruily ti \ed in you brain ami heart: As your school, so will your child he. The child will he a faithful pro duct of the school that m lulds his character, Are we afraid to invest a few hundred dollars, or a few thou? sand in modern school facili? ties? No Community ever yet made the investment, that it was not returned many fold. Viewed from a purely financial stand point, it is tho safest invod nirnl wo can possibly make. There i? absolutely no ox cose for 'i poor school in any community of Bolf supporting ] men and women. The community that rofusoH to give of its best to its schools, will find itself its the years go I by gradually losing in the race| of life. And tin' people who deem no| sacrifice too great to be mndo for their children's welfare will ye n h\ year climb higher. Harris Hart Resigns. . Understood He Will Run for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Uichmond, Va . Keb. !-"..-? The State hoard of education to? day accepted the resignation of Harris Muri, of Itoauoke, as a member bl tlie '"end, and elect? ed I If. J. A (' Ohuiidhiii super intendent id the Richmond Reiip ds to si i ve the iibexpired term Mr. Hail's resignation was accepted with regrets and ami a committee named to d i a w np i es. ? I<: tiiiiis of apprecia? tion or his sei vices, Mr. Hurl's resignation was as indicating h-,^ iiitcijUoii to cuter a v ie irons canipll lgu for iliendi eof st.it" superintend? ent (>f puMio illiiti ncj ion, the formal iiiinouiicemeiit of his ?andi.l 11} having haeii made sever ii in nil 11h ago I'li'e race wi,l he ,i tim e coin.'i. d iill'air, Siipefint. nil. nl St-nni.-s being :i candidate for re 11, ction ?iid Gen, Ftmston Drops Dead. ion .command! r ?,>' ' he southern department of thy UiiiledSkates atniv since l-'ehniarv 1, jit 16', do .1 suddenly at a iioto! here tonight a few minutes after he had liuished iliunci . He col? lapsed while seated in the. lob In, of the hotel talking with friends, and was playing w it It little lot / Siivetherg, of lies Monies, la . a gin st with her ii iHiiilB at He- hot, 1. when he ?tal l>linkti am :hj ! |3I l5| when .aiiiiiilild of all irtios on t|ib eintrat K?n? au unusual 11 iiuis in l)prf he frci|iieuiIv ?U hours of illuig o: it!gu: Ihe J I. The hllllllllllg lams disposed of ai various stations on thii border, the I'erishtng expedition, and of late, lejirratigeiiteiil "i regular Hoops while providing for the return of national guardsmen, have entailed an enorm,.us amount of detail work, prob? ably exceedingly that winch fell to any commanding gener at of (he l ulled States army since lhe civil war. Ihe revival meetings at the Baptist Church are still in pro? gress but they will in all j probability close to irght. Ur. j .Mc.Muiiaway, who is doing the preaching, is delivering some of tin- lines! sermons e\ er heard in the t lap, nlid every one i should make -i spec!hi effort to j hoar this noted divine fbeforo is to SO, will, high tfli?\ or college training slid Know ledge of bookkeeping, to qualify foi j-rioauciit combination position with coal company September 1st at #1)0 stall with promotion. Ncrcv aary intnioy advanced for luiltoti may Ik returned $10 iiontld) from salary, itsil road fare |utd from homo Write for UKI-pago handsomely 'ilu?trated cata logne. and application lilunk. I'lKll MON 1 III SINKS* . OM.KC.K, Lynch Old newspapers for sale at his Office. Armor Plant Hearing (Continued from first page) FROM NATIVE OK KS. Phosphorus .65 Manganese .05 Sulphur .007 Silicon. 1.00 to one or two points above. There will he no fregltt upon either as tin- proposed silo adjoins fllrntico yards and the iron can he delivered in the cars of the plant either in pigs or hot direct front the stacks, avoiding reheating. 1". Ferromaganese. Pcrromnganesc will be supplied from Lebanon orSheri ilotl Pennsylvania :tt a freight-rate of thirty six cents (Jltt Cents) per hundred pounds. F Ferrochrome, Ferrochrome will he supplied from Niagara Fulls New Y. rk at a freight rate of thirty six cents (Uli cents) per hundred pounds. < ? Nickel Ingots. Nickel Ingots will he supplied front UrtyoniiCj New York, at it freight rate of ninety live cents i !?? cents) per hundred pounds. II Limestone. Limestone will he supplied from an adjacent quarry, very high grade and free from impurities, at a freight rate of twenty live cents i l\"> cents) per ton. I Dolomite Will he supplied from a quarry adjoining the site, and the cost of dilivery will b.gligihle as il will he handled by a locomotive of I hi! plant. ,i Go??.:?,! Trit ft Coal From /Hark Mountain Fi,!,/. Mio,,I State : Virginia, No. I. Duration of tost, Ndl2 hours. Kind til alcnt water evaporated: lb. of coal as tired 9.86 lb. dry coal. 10.is 11?. combustible 10.so II. P. I Urv .i .I As fired.: e surface per hour, lbs. 1', 56.58 Carbon .15. SI Ilvdrog X.02 (Ixvucn 3 "?(, Nittoge Stiljihiii oil Ash Iiis, water per s.j. It. of ig Surface per i'oking Test No. ()i?; Stute : Virginia No. I. .!.(?/'(/.?,?.?. Duration of fest, ail horn-. Kind of coal, taw lump. IVr cent, Coke. Percent Moisture .is.7 Moisture o Volatile matter .to.39 Volatile matter 1 Vi Fixed carbon.55.60 Fixed enriwn u > 01 Ash .1 II Ash il, Sulphur. .i.o..V) Sulphur j Amount of coal charged, lbs .50 qoo Amount of coke produced, lbs. 6'272 Amount of breeze produced, lbs -Mi Percentage of coke produced 62 72 Percentage of breeze produced 2 41 lota! percentage yield ?? . 65.13 tto?ertnunt 7Ut oj' Coal from /Hark Mountain Fielt/ Mi,,, , ana . nijtpca um/er Government f>aJ>cri'inion, tins Producer TCsl No. 74, State : Virginia, No. 4, Duration of test, fit) hours. . Klll(1 ,,f coa|) ,u|||p Coal 1 kt Jlorse.pciwer ,?.r hour. Peal as Dry Coni tirtil. coal hustihli! Lbs. consumed in producer per F. II. 1 available for outside purpo-o Lbs. consumed in producer per K. 11. I available at switchboard. Lbs, consumed in producer per It. II. 1 . available for outside purposes^ . ... l.|-j | oil 1 Of Lbs. consumed in producer per p. Ii. p. deve oned at .i.,, L3I 1.28 1,21 L21 1.21 I. is Equivalent II?. used by producer plant per F. II. P. available for outside LOO 1.0:1 1,00 as 1.80 Lai Equivalent II.-. used by producer plant t.:ppr K. II. P. developed at switchboard 1.81 I -'7 124 Equivalent His. used by producer plant per I!. II. V. available for outside ,, l?,rP?*?" ?. 1.17 1.14 1.11 Kquivslonl 11?. used by producer plant per B, II. IV developed at engine . 1.11 1.08 I Ofi Arorage electrical horse-power. 100.3 Average 15. T. U. gas por ciihie fool 107.2 Total coal tired. l2.20? ? Average Composition of Coal. ?Vveroge Composition <.f Uns Volume IVr Conl. Pw rvnt. Moisture: . . 2.72 Oarboh dioxide (Co2). i.fi Volatile matter. 80.70 Carbon monoxide (Co) 28.fi Fixed carbon.r,7.7_? Hydrogen (112) 18.8 Ash ... -.'.77 Methane (Olli)_ 8.8 ._ Nitrogen (112). fil.O 100.00 Sulphur. 0.42 100,00 M Wo air tiling herewith "Map of Coal Kields of South western Virginia and Southeastern Kentucky'' which shows the. location of the immense deposit- of Mack .Mountain coal ami native red fossil ores tributary to Big Si<. Cap the loeation of Ihe proposed site witli reference to Louisville and Nashville, Southern, Norfolk and Western, ami Caro? lina, Olnclilield und Ohio railroads, great trunk lines of the South, and Interstate railroad, which connects witli all of them and also serves a large number of the mining and coke oven plants, from which it will he seen clearly that the transportation facilities are unequaled by any site proposed In the Board. This ihap shows the proposed silo, for the plant, its location with reference lo the furnaces producing the hessetnor and local pig irons, the large ni'ea (ten square miles) of adjoining tint laud- available for indolinito ex? pansion und Ihe high mountains surrounding Powolla \ al lev rendering il practically iiiipregtligablc from attack by any foe. Wo propo-e to furnish for drinking and domestic pur? poses the water from a pure spring upon a hillside above all possibility of pollution having a normal How of over 800,001) gallons a day shown by actual tests, situated one-half mile from the plant. The water for the plant will l>e taken from the same -tream used by the furnaces of Interment Coil! A: lion Corporation, which has a flow of "?Hit,nod gallons per day, to-led during one of the must s,.Vere drouth- ever experienced in Ihi- section. Should tin; plant expand and require it there is a natural reservoir over two miles long, one thousand feet wide and over one hundred feel high which when dosed by n dum at a narrow gorge will store many billions of gallons of water one thousand feet above the valley which would not only guarantee iigailisl any shortage hut would produce enor? mous power at Hie point il would puss over waler wheel aiul he thoroughly [treated ho font entering the mains. The proposed site is easily accessible to railroads, is lo? cated upon an improved macadam and asphalt liuished road, is practically all underlaid with black shale from one to three feet below the surface, alfording strength to support extraordinaryheavy structurcs; it adjoins a boundary of lint hm.I extending up Powells Valley embracing ten square miles suitable for indefinite plant extehtioh, and ten square mile- ef rolling land suitable for residential purposes. In fact it would he easy to build a city Iii; ? Ksseu and plant like Krupp'- ami then have hind to spare. We proposse to furnish brick in such quantities as may he required for construction work classed A. I. by C 8. Coverninent expert at prices which -hall equal any f. o. b. price obtainable, to hi- delivered at 2fie per ton rate. We understand that the Boanl expect- (lie town near which the plant i> located lo absorb ihe people employed "t the plant ami we therefore propose Unit a- -.ion a- tho plant i- definitely located here to commence tl.reel ion of com? fortable dwelling houses to accommodate all the employees estimated at front I?00 to 2000 which will lie either rented at fan rales or sohl to employees payable upon long time in monthly installments abouI equal to rent; We propose that as soon us the plant is definitely lo? cated here and con-t met ion work commenced that the Town of Big Stone Cap and Wis'eCouilty will commence and com? plete as soon as may he necessary a large free- school build? ing with siillieient capacity to accommodate all school chil? dren of employees in primary and high school departments. Wise County has a complete public school svsteiii, em? bracing a larger number of high schools than any county in the state of Virginia, outside of the larger cities, which makes it very attractive lo intelligent labor and easy to secure and retain it. This is shown by the fact that although the coal mines ..I' this section have been developed for more than a quarter of a centuary we have hover had u strike which speaks volumes for till.lion and the quality of the labor. Adjacent to the proposed site is a large area of rich and fertile lands, producing enormous quantifies of food sttills, and there will be no shortage of provision's, or any? thing necessary to a good living and a contented and happy people. Having shown that we can furnish 807,000 tons of ma? terial out of the total of 871,000 Ions required, at los- than 2? cents per ton freight rate; a site capable of practically indefinite expansion. A reserve of raw material which will last for centuries, we submit with the utmost confidence that Armor Plato can he manufactured at Big Stone (lap for less cost than at any other point in the United States. Tili: BOARD OK TRADE < >K BIG STONE CAB, VA. Buy your Stationery and Office Suppli from the Wise Printing Company.