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TheBig_Stone Gap Post.
VOL. XXV, big stone gap. wise county. VA.. WEdIjeSDAY. july 1917. No. 28 Large Crowd ? Attends Fourth of July Cele? bration at iiig Stone Gap. The Fourth of July Oebdira linn, miller direction of tin- Dig Stono (Jap Athletic Asso'iuii >n wan a profound snoonss ibis year. K.trly in the ni truing great crowds began to arrive in town, indicating there would hen recordattendance. Ii wan estimated that about live thou sand people wore here; then being nearly four thousand paid admissions to I he grounds. The carnival midway was pack? ed nil dny und they done u record business, lied Cross workers could be seen all day through the crowds tag. ging people ami soliciting now members. Tin1 Rod Cross holies conducted a lunch stand in the park mid the result of their sales, including the amount derived from tagging, amounted to over $1,000. July 4th was also a red letter day for Company II. Lieutenant Hullitt established a recruiting ollice on the grounds and en listeil twenty-live new mem? bers in the national guard. Fox Chase. The Drug Fox Chase was Ihn Iii Hl eve.il lo take place on the morning of the fourth, in which about thirty hound.-, wore entered, coming from all parts of Leo, Wise and Scott counties. This was the first chase the Association bail pull? ed oil for several years und an unusual amount of interest was shown. The chase was over a mihi long, leaving the west ??ml of the park and crossing the rivor on the east end it return ed to the park and ended in front of the grand stand. A large white and black spotted hound belonging to Wright Jones, of Walleiis Creek, Lee ('utility, captured the first prize, $10.00, having a lead of nearly a hundred yards. Fnyotto Itigg'H Hound, of Has! Stone (lap, in rived second, ami W. 11. Dow no's hound, of Dulllold, Scott County, arrived third, the prizes for the last two being $5,00 and $2.60. Automobile Race. Darvin Cox, John Dean, W. Ii. VVrou ami Dan Mill entered the automobile race with their Kord Rdoors. Filch were re? quired to circle the race track five times and the one going the route quickest won the prize, Beun linisho 1 in !! minutes and II seconds. Hill second iu I 64, and Wren third in ;>.0.r>. Cox's car de? veloped engine trouble and he was forced to retire from the race. BALL GAME The base ball game between a picked team from Leo County and u team picked from the Coal Fields League iu Wise County proved to be one of the liest iattractions, Dan Rich moiid, of Bwing, was in charge of the visiting team, and it proved later that he selected a classy bunch of ball players, hut the Wiso Comity boys' strong hitting easily won t he game by a soore of 7 to 'J. The visitors had a splendid pitcher in l'itniau ami it took our boys uonie time to get oil to his shoots. Lefty L'otler hurled for the homo team and his work was first class, as this wus tho first time he bad play? ed a game this season. Doth pitchers were given excellent support, except in a couple of instances. Dotier would have probably shut his opponents out hut for a couple of errors in tho seventh when they made their only score? of the gaum. Johnny Jones ami Hubert l'otler featured at the bat by delivering hits at the oportune time. Potter's double in the fifth scored three runs after two mon were out. Jones tripled ill the seventh after two wore out, scoring rate, and Potter. Everybody appeared to be extroinoly interested in the game and both teams were sup period by a noisy bunch ofI rooters. This was the first big game of the Benson and fans were hungry for elassv bull playing. KlltST INNING Builey hit to conier for three liases. Russell grounded to thel I pitcher and Builey was cnuglit Off third, L. Poliert., il Potter Bussel I wtis caught trying for second. II. l'otler t?. Jones lo Tuto. Salvers grounded to Jones. No intis, one hit, no errors. B. I "oily fanned Smith walked. TutoTunnetl II. l'oi tor out. Bailey in Salvors. No runs, ioi hits, no errors. KKCON I) INNING Winters out, L. Potter to Jones Bingliuin was bit by pitched ball and went to second on an error ami stole third. Ball fanned. Richmond fanned. No runs, no hits, one error. Jones Hied to Winters. Banks Hied to Bull. ?. Polly fanned. No runs, no hits, no errors. Tlllltl) I NN I.NO Wells singled to center I'll man popped to II Potter. Badey walked Wells out, Smith toll, l'otler. Bailey was caught asleep. I.. Potter to Jones. No runs, one hit, no errors. Fleenor singled to riojil and stole second. I.. Bolter fanned. B. Polly out. W.dls to Salyers. Smith singled in left scoring Fleenor. Tale out. Pitman to Salyers. tine run, two bits, tin errors. KOuiiTII INN I NO Russell out, Fleenor lo Jones. Salyers safe on error. Winters singled to right. Salyers was caught trying for third. Ring bam popped to Tato. No runs, oin' hit, one error. 11. Potter singled thru short. Jones hit by pitched ball.Banks fanned. ('. Polly fanned. I. Potter out, Pitman to Binghnin. No runs, one bit, no errors. PIKT 11 INN IN'. Ball out, Tale to Jones. I). Richmond out, 1? Potter to j Jones. Wells nut, Fleenor to Jones. No runs, no hits, no errors. Fleenor fanned. I., l'otler singled over second. B. Polly safe on error. I,. Bolter was thrown out at third. Smith walked. Tale singled. II. Pol? iter doubled to left scoring Polly, Smith mid Tale. Jones out, Pitman to Salyers. Three runs, three hits, one error. SIXTH INNIN".i Pitman out, I.. Potter to Jones. Bailey was thrown dill by Fleenor. Russell out, Smith to Jones. No runs, no hits, no errors. Banks out, Wells to Salyers. j C. Polly fanned. Fleenor singled thru third. L. 1'otter grounded to Pitman. Nonius, one hit, no errors. SEVENTH INKING Salyers safe on an error. Win? ters singled thru second, Salyers going to third. Bing. ham struck out. Ball safe on an error Salyers scoring. R. Richmond hats for 1). Rich? mond and is safe on an error. Wells doubled to center, scor? ing Bali. Pitman fanned. Winters out, Smith to Jones. Two runs, two hits, two errors, B. Polly grounded out, Pit? man to Salyers. Smith ground ed to Bailey. T?te, walked. II. Potter hit thru pitcher's box. Jones tripled to right, scoring Tato und Potter. Banks singled to left scoring Jones, (J. Polly fanned. Three runs, three hits, no errors. EIGHTH INNING Bailey popped to Jones. Rus? sell Hied to B. Polly iu center. Salyers grounded to Jones. No runs, no hits, no errors. Fleenor out, (Veils to Salvers. L. 1'otter singled lo left. Pollv safe on infieltierB choice. Smith hit into a double pluy, Pitman to Bade) to Salyers. Xo runs, one hit, no errors. NINTH IN NN I N< i Winters grounded* out, Fleenor to Jones. (Jdmbs fan? ned. Ball out, Fleenor to Jones, No runs, no hits, no errors. Inninga I 3 0 -I 5 0 7 8 0 It II K Wise County u i> 1 n :i u 8 0 x?7 11 Leo County, ? 0 o o 0 u -j n 0?2 ."? --S Two lkuw Hits?It. Potter ami Wells Three llsae Hits Joucaanil Italloy, Struck .mi by \i, 1'i.it. i-Pitman II, Hum' ?ii 1: ills oil" Potter 1. Pitman 3, Umpire?Horton. NeWS Sriaoshois 0,1 ""' ,i"J "f A,nrr"'"" Independence the counlrj was not Iths! ,.f mi attempt or Oer 1 '??" imbmnrlnea to sink (ho transports containing American Irooi? on tin- wtiy to France, Of (he Week '' " i??roylni; warships hnd succeeded In hlttlue one C bout it ml searing oft* the others nfter I hey bail discharged numerous torpedoes; Ihc fuel Hint Corimiiiy know which mute our ships would take ntarti-l a renewed limit for Herman spies here. The celebration of the Fourth took on a deeply Patriotic "-I?>t. Col..not Itoosevelt unit Secretary of Wur llakcr addressed large gatherings on Americanism. Ilm Imttlesblp Idnho was launcbeil. Sinn Kein ]>rls.rs released by I.real HrMalii created enthusiasm on their return to Uublln, t.ul their putty showed no Inclination to Join In the national convent Ion to settle the home rule ipies ' ""? ,'"r" "f r,-v"" I? ??*??? ?"d ?>>?? prohuhle Misting of King Alfonso XIII. ?um? from I. union and furls, Klugdon Qould, eldest son of CoorgeJ. Could, was married to Miss Anntinilatn l.uccli an Italian artist nnd former poorness Navy League On July Fourth, Mrs. Alex | andria Anderson, of Washing ton, representing the N.iw League; spoke before li most appreciative audience at tins place, outlining the aims and needs >f the work. The Navy League seeks to organize Patriotic Service in tho interest <>!" the Nation's tirsl j lino of defense?the Navy. " Practical Patriotism is tho need of the hour. The call of i the Navy League is for men ami women who want lo work." Efforts have been ami are Oeing made, to pin before the American |.pio infprnialiouI concerning the slate of the i Navy ami the urgent head of a! greater Navy. The Navy League hope- lo have so many members in all sections of this country who will he in constant I touch with all information vital l to the Navy that soon the whole American people will know what is needed in Naval equipment, ami knowing, will bo ready and anxious lo lend the country their loyal support iu obtaining it. "Comforts Committees" for the making of woolen garments for thei sailors of the Navy are being organized in connection with the work of the Navy League. This work has been officially prescribed and un? dersell by Secretary of tho Navy, Josophus Daniels, and its value has been at tested up on numerous occasions by of licersand enlisted men of the Navy. Secretary of the NavyDaniels has issued an odicial order pre? scribing tins work, as follows? '?The men ol the United States' Navy could use certain articles of comfort which aie not supplied by the l iovern monl, These are principally knitted articles lo keep them warm during s- vero weather, and when engaged iu exposed work in small boa'-., Mich as picket duty, mine laying, sub marine service, putrid boat sor vice, etc " The Navy Dopa I intent has definitely approved the furnish? ing of im- following articles, if made according to its specifica? tions: Sleeveless jacket, gray wool. Mittens, gray wool. MuiHer, bine or preferable gray wool. Wristlets, gray wool. Helmets, gray wool. Articles. Specifications and full knit? ting directions are printed On a seperate circular. Which will bd furnished without charge by tho Comforts Committee to tin cone intoroatoil." Mrs. Anderson has organized a Comforts Committee lit Kiuj Stone (Jap with lliu following oNicers: President?Mrs. K. .1. I'reB oott. Vice-l'roBuletit ? Mrs. Edw. in..... Secretary- Mrs. James B, Ay ere; Treasurer?Mrs. 1'. IV. Pier? son. Chairman of Ways ruidMeUu: ?Miss Minnie Vox. Any lud ion willing In knit will I..- supplied With wool; spooilicntinns and full knitting directions free of charge if they will'make their wishes known to tin. Secretary, Mrs. .1. It. Avers. The cont of tin. wo.il for each mini! is $2.50. Contribution)) fur this may he sent to the Treasurer, Mm. 1>. I'., l'ieison. Tito membership fee is $1.00, which may also he sent to the Treasurer by those wishing tu join. Thia is a most worthy niso. I><> your hit for your country either by knitting or conlribut ini; f"1* tile wool, or by both. A Woman Speaks. Help lue, II (S?ll, I.? keep before my eyes '1'lie larger vision ol tliis wur; In lie Inspire,! Dao.li .lay liy linhlo thoughts that rise, i >l Duty, Honor, I oiintty anil of Thee, heat I forgot, ami think ot only otto Who goes from me, to see his dilty ? lone! Help me to think of war as one vast \\ hole Of Human Kfl'ort, struggling towards tho Itight, i'.Tnr advancing nearer to the goal Of Freedom from tho lion Knie of Might, heat I forgot) ami in my sorrow see Only tlio faco of him who goes from niol Let me romomher, on lite fateful day, \\ hen women send ilu-ir men ??rueallie 'I'liat with brave Millies on humbling lips they say, *'liotl hless ami liriu; you safely back to ine"l Help me, t) God, in thai blaok hour, I pray. last 1 forget to be as brave as Hied II II. 1 VisitinjJ Here From Missouri. j W. SV. Lantlreth, a promi i mint business man from Joplin, 1 Mo., has been in mis auction for tho past two weeks visiting Iiis I many relatives and meeting I frit-nils of his boyhood ilays This is his lirsi visit to Hig Stone 1 iap in au years, having It it bete when he was IS years old in company with (J. \V. Uilly, for Kentucky, where tliey wert! otfored a salary of hjil/i per mouth while they were only getting $3 per inooih It. re. Mr. Lantlreth, after drifting I through many of the western states ?nn?y located at Joplin, wh. ie he has been engaged in operating lead and zinc mines for the past twenty liv^ years, j in which ho has been unusual? ly successful. There are quite ii it it mi bor of "i bor lua'il and zinc operations at .loplin nod Mr l. im In'i Ii say s I Iiis is tho I It I gest liohl in tin- world. Ili> bus boon iu I lid (lap for the past WC?k visiting his aunt, Mrs. Kliy.ahi'th (Silly, nhd loft Sun? day for Wise, whero be will spend sin-' ? time visiting iinotb er aunt. ..its. .1. I-*.. Lipps. He expressed gr?nt surprise at the ivokl 1 vflll developments in Wise County, particularly nround his old home place as Dig Stone Gup was practically a wilderness, only two or three homes bc|hg located here when lie left. His mother died here before be left und wars buried near where the Tourainc I Intel now stands although tlio grave is unmarked His father, who was a confederate soldier iu the Civil War, died in prison at Fort Douglass, Illinois. Mr LamlrOtll will leave in a few days for West Virginia on n visit, to his sister and will later visit New Vork and Washing? ton City before returning to his western home. Dance for Red Cross Fund. Last Tuesday evening from nil. - o'clock to two o'clock in Iii lining room of ihe Monte Vista Hotel a delightful dance wus given for the bonuflt of tile lied Cross. The dining room was very patriotically decorated with red cross hauliers and the national colors. Several of the young men of the town defrayed the expenses of iVutkios Saxophone Orchea tra of Minefield, which furnish? ed Ho- music for the occasion. Delicious punch, sandwiches and candy were served all even ling. Those dancing wore Mr. and Mrs. S. .>. Uundry, Mr. ami Mr*. Bennett, of ritonega, Mr. ami Mrs. C. Ii. Chapman, of Appulachhi,Misa ?niily Pulton, of Wise, vviih Mr. Oarlislu Skf. n, Miss Kathleen Litton,of Dot,with Mr. Mnks,Miss Janet PenuingloU wuli Mr. Krnust Agoej Miss Adelaide Petti t with Mr. Jas. Reynolds, Dr and Mis. J. Cope, Miss Mabol Wil? li? with Mr. \V. Sochlc, Miss Caroline Ithoads with Mr. W. M pule, Miss Louise (ioodlne with Mr. David BulcorJ Miaa Madge Money with Mr. Donah) Pres colt, Miss Mnrgaret Miller with Mr. W. Uj ohunk, Miw Janet Bailey with Mr. K. I,. Ciirley, Miaa Julo Uullitt with Mr. Goo. Ithoodfc, Miss Ruby Kemper with Mr. K. S. Womb well. Miss Christine Miller with Mr. John Jonen, Miaa Ruth Prescott >-it!i Mr. Sam Mc ICIuon, .Miss Sarah Cochran with Mr Wise Slemp, Miaa Vir? ginia Beverly with Lieu. S. McCheaney, Miss Qlesaie Oilly. Slugs wore: John Kox", Jr., I Paul Borne, Paul Qundry, of Stonega, Zack Burin it, .->f Par deo, Byron Rhonds, Tavonor (loodloe. Chaperones were-: Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Taggurt, of Roda Mr. nn<l Mrs. B. K.Tngeart, Mr. nod Mrs Horace Kox, Mr. nnd Mrs. 1). B. Pierson, Mr. nnd Mrs. B. K. Uhonds. Mr. and Mrs..). It. McCormick, Mr. and Mrs. 11. [,. Miller; Miss Minnie Kox, Mrs. j, M. Qoddloo, Mrs. ('. K. Camp. To Water Users. There has recently boon a shortage in tin- water supply um! penning the erection of a new dam ill ?In- intake there will probably be some further trouble. Mr. I,. t >. Pottit, chairman of the Water Com? mittee of theTown Council, hns taken the mutter in hand and everything possible is being done to relieve the situation. Repairs for the largo pump have nt last been received and pumping will be start, d as soon as connections bun be made. Repairs for the other pump or dered early in May havo not y?t booh received Nn water should be wasted, ami water users must keep their spigots closed when not in use, An inspection will be made of all premises. ?The Roda Band under the di? rection of S 'l'. Wut, furnished music for the Fourth of July Celebration instead nf Ray's Concert Band us had been ad? vertised; which was due to some misunderstanding. When it comes to making music both deserve much credit for their ability and the people would have been pleased no mutter which one was there. At a later date the Roda Baud will jjivi a concert nt the Aintl7.il Theatre at this place, for which they are preparing an elaborate program. Statement or trie financial Condition Interstate Finance & Trust Co. Located at Mix Stone (lap. In the Couiily of Wise. Stale ol Virginia, at the Close of business, June 20lli,lu17, made tu tho Stale Cnrpnralion Commission. It ESO U ROES I.nanu ami Dlaeounla n.v.,i',:il ml i Ivertlrafls, wourctl.tM ,040 71; tintcottrcd, ? 118.0? 1,143.77 build*, Securities, ete , owned Including preniluui on sum. ?.'rt.lJ.VOO h'itrnitnrc ami Klxturea 3,2113.81) Kxchangea inil nttocko for nest day's clearings 118 00 Other caali Ileitis 111.00 line from National Hanks W.ilnli 47 I me from State hanks, I'ri vale Hankers, l.li.l Trust t 'oni|Mtii!eN o,8U3.87 Pa| er currency 8,039.00 fractional |>aper uurreucy, nickels ami eeot? S7I.V7 (Sold coin :i~7.t>i Silver <"iu 1,110.00 Paid ..it Liberty Loan Sub aaripUona .... 3,990.00 Note? Guaranteed . 19,000.00 All nt her items of rusourcM,vix: Notary SUm|H . 53.78 Certitleatea uf deposit .. 10,000 oil Total, t):WI ,107.60 LIABILITIES Capital Stock |.al<l In_ .? '?),000,00 Surplus fuutl . 1,1100.00 ruillvldoil profits, less amount naht lor interest, ex pghaea .111.1 taxea . . I.'.nil 16 liulivitlu.il deposit*, including savings deposit* IM,-178.72 Time ceititWatea ?f deposit ll,'J97.18 Certified eliecks tKt.uu Cashier's checks outstanding 2,503.80 Due to State Hanks, Private Bankers ami Truat Cum. panic*. 780.85 Itcsorved for scorned interest (in deposits . luaiva Iteserved fur accrued interest on certificate*, of deposit 2u7.l>rt iteserved f?r accrued taxes 'iu.t.OH Contingent inabilities I5.00o,oo Total; tUOl. tit".Ml l,J It Wamolor, Cashier, do solemn? ly swear that the above is a true state? ment of tlif finanelal condition uf In? terstate Finance .>m! Trust Company, lo ; bated at nig stone Hap, in ths County of I Wise, State of Virginia, at the. clone nf business on the vtOtli ilay of June, 1U17< i to the beat ol my knowledge and belief. J. il. Wamn.KB, Cashier. : ConitKOT?Atteat: W W. Taylor , ?f, S. IIauni.ks' (. Directors. W. T. QoODM>r ) ! Static ok Virginia, County of Wlao, 1 Sworn lo ami subscribed before me by J i: Wampler, Cashier, this !)rd day of July, 1917. D. K. A1.1.KN, Notary Public My t ommlsslon expires August 5th, 1U19.