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The Big Stone Gap Post.
No. 49
Title Goes
American May Be Heir To
Barony Of Manchester.
Somewhere in t Ii o United
States there, may bo a man
named Pounington or deeouded
from a family of that name
who has an ancient title witli a
bastle and large estates await?
ing him in England.
dir Jo?slyn Francis Penning
ton, Huron Millionster, died the
other day ami left no known
men relatives. Tho only tier
sons who can prove it valid
claim to the title must lie de-1
Beenden from a Cdpt. Joseph
Ponniugton, who died in Amer?
ica about the time of the close
of the Revolutionary War.
A search was made for an
American heir to the title some
yuurs ago, when the fifth Baron
Muncustor was growing old.
None was found, hut it is likely
the hunt will be roll owed now.
The PeOningtons date hack to
1242 when they first became
owners of estates in Furnoss.
Sir.lohn de Peiiuiugtou was
tho loyal friend of the unfor
tumito Henry VI.
When the luckless Henry had
been defeated at the battle of
Hexbam in 1403, lie lied over
tho Northumbrian borders, in
the direction of Ksktlulc. Some
shepherds found t Ii e fugitive
King, uud conducted him to
MunciiHter Castle. He had been
there as a guest two years be?
fore. On this occasion, when
luaving the castle, he made a
present to Sir .lohn de Ponniug?
ton of violet glass bowl, which
has become historic. It was to
ho a tnuncol to the hoU8e. tin
the tomb of Sir John, in tho lit?
tle churchyard by the castle,
the story is thus set forth to the
"Kinge Harry gave Syr .lohn
a brauve workyd glass cuppe,"
with h i h word before "yat
whyllys tin? fainylie Bhold keep
it unbroken thei Bhold gratoly
thrif," untl never luck it male
That cup, reverently presor
vud, is still at Muncaster, and
still unbroken. Hut tho "Luck
of Muncaster" has not, uiifui
tunately, been fulfilled. Koran
heir is now wanting to the oh
tate. At Muuen8ter the cup
has been reverently but not 8?
porstitioUBly treasured, and in
memory of the royal visit so
long ago the room King Henry
occupied has been kept intact.
It is still called the King's room
Riitl contains tin? massive oak
bedstead on which he slept.
Lord Muncaster was 83, hav?
ing been born on Ohristmas
Day, 1834. After leaving Eton
he entered the drmj , and at 20
ha wus serving in the Crimea
with tho Ninetieth Eight Infan?
try. Ho saw service in the
trenches before Sebastopol and
took part in two attacks on the
Sedan, being one of the Rtorm
ing party.
A terrible sorrow befell Eord
Muncustor early i n 1S70. lu
18'J3 he had marriad Miss Con?
stance L'Estrange, a niece of
the seventh Earl of Scarbor?
ough, and, being fond of travel,
they made extensive tours in
the East. They were in Ath?
ena when a trip was urranged
to visit tho historic Plain of
Marathon. The party comprised
Lord a n d Lady Muncaster;
Edward Lloyd, barrister; Mrs.
Lloyd and child; Fredrick Qran
tham Vyuer, brother of tho lato
Marchioness of Hipon; Edward \
Herbert, nephew of tho third!
Earl of Carnavou and Count I
Alhert do Boyl, secretary to tho j
Italian Legation. Returning
from Marathon, tltey wero sur?
prised and captured by a band i
of brigands. All of them were
roughly used at first but before J
nightfall the women and chil 1
dron wore released, while the
men won; taken into the moun?
tain fastnesses
The capture occurred April
11, and on the following day
the brigands decided to allow
one of the captives to proceed
to Athens to negotiate a ran?
som. Their terms were$160,000
gold, a free pardon for present
and past outrages, and libera?
tion of certain brigands then in
Lots wore drawn to determine
who should go to Athens to ar?
range these terms. The lucky
straw fell to Mr. Vyner. With
splendid self-sacriliee Mr. Vy?
ner, being unmarried, urged
Lord Muncastcr, to take his
place, which he did. On April
10 he left the stronghold, with
the final threat ringing in bis
ears that if any pursuit were
att mptetl all the captives would
! bo murdered. Apparently the
1 Greek Government gave a dis
I tinct promise that all costs the
men should be released, while
they were at the same time
planning the dispatch of troops
to surround t h e brigands,
thinking lightly of the threat
that the captives would he mur?
Spies in Athens apprised the
brigands of what was being
done, they rushed their prison?
ers father into the mountains,
and April 21 Mr. Herbert ami
Count de Boyl were shot, and
on April 'J'J Mr. Vyner and Mr.
Lloyd. For some nine or ten
days intense excitement had
prevailed in Britain and when
the fatal news came the feeling
again.-t Hie Greek i^dvorhmenl
was intense, anil was by no
menus releived by tie; further
tidings that most of the bri?
gands h a (1 been killed or
brought to Athens for execu?
Lord Muneaster never quite
threw oil iho gloom of this ter?
rible tragedy. For years he
was never seen to smile. To
commemorate his Kuglish com?
panions, a u <t especially Mr.
Vyner, lie erected a costly win?
dow in his church near the cas?
tle.? Baltimore Sun.
Service Flag.
our townsman, J. C. Gawood,
has, at his house, a service Hag
showing his contribution to the
war in the person of his two
sons. A service Hag is brick
Shaped! with a red border about
its four sides ami having a
white center, on which are
seweil stars equal in number to
the men who have gone from
any certain family, house, office
building, business corporation
Or Other sources, each single
star representing one officer
or soldier.
With its large contribution
lo the armies and navy of the
United States, Big Stone Gap
would make a brave, martial
showing, if such lltigs were
flown all over town where they
may rightfully b e displayed.
The Minor building,for instance
would-need a largo one, and
many a home would bo enti?
tled to such a Hag with one or
more stars.
Letter to Santa Clause.
Big Stone Gap, Va. Dec. IS.
Dear Santa Clause:
1 will writo you a letter to teil I
you what 1 want. I want yottj
to bring me a drum that will'
make my pa sick and drive my
mama crazy. I want a train
that will run around the room.
I want a nice rubber ball "to
smash all into Hinders the great
big mirror in tho hall, and lots
and lots of other things.
Master John G. Long,
State Administrator Byrd lias i
announced the following rules
governing the distribution of
coal, in effect immediately:
1. No person shall be allowed
to buy coal from retailers in
Virginia or direct from the
mines for household purposes
until his supply on hand at his
homo, or elsewhere, is two tons
or less.
'_! Providing that any person
has not more than two tons of
coal on hand, such person shall
be allowed to purchase f o r
household use not more (hau
two tons.
!). Kvery coal dealer shall re?
quire each purchaser of coal of
more than four bushels to sign
a written statement under oath,
showing the amount of eoul on
hand at his home, and else
where, ami how much he has
ordered but not received.
i. Kvery such purchaser shall
be required to pledge himself
not to buy, or attempt to buy,
any more coal until his supply
of coal at home, and elsewhere
for home use, shall Im two tons
or I088.
j ;>. Schools, colleges, olHce
buifdings, apartment houses,
hotels, department stores, and
Other business houses ami in?
dustrial plants without Govern?
ment contracts, who obtain coal
by wagon delivery in less than
carloads lots, tire not permitted
to buy coal until they have on
band al their place of business,
or elsewhere, not over lifleeti
day's supply. They shall then
be permitted to purchase coal
for lifleeu days' additional sup?
ply. Industrial plants requir?
ing coal in carload lots will he
classified and allowed to obtain
soul by special order of the
Slate Administrator.
ti. Kvery person purchasing
for the institutions and con
cents montijued in Rule 5,shall
make a statement, under oath,
showing the amount of coal 011
bund at his place of husincn.1,
and elsewhere, and how much
he bits ordered elsewhere, but
hot received; and further, shall
pledge said institution or con?
cern that il will not buy any
more coal unlit the amount on
band available shall bo fifteen
days' supply.
7. Coal dealers are requested
to make the amounts of coal
Supplied l. ss than the amount
mentioned above wlierevor; in
their opinion, necessities of the
community permit.
II. K. BYRD. '
Fedoral fuel Administrator for Virginia.
Mr. Byrd, in announcing this
rule said:
"In order to avert the threat?
ened coal famine in Virginia,
il is imperative that the most
equitable distribution possible
bo made of the available sup?
ply. Oonsummera favorably
situated will not be permitted
to obtain coal when others tire
unable to obtain it. Kor this
reason 1 think it necessary to
limit coal for household con?
sumption to a maximum of four
tons on hand at all limes. With
the proper distribution no oue
need fear that he will suffer
for lack of coal. Our coal dis?
tribution, however, must at
once be put on a war basis und
equitably distributed to all con
Hiimmei-H. There is going to bo
a square deul in coal in Virgin?
ia. Those people who have
hoarded up coal will not bo
beueiited as in cuso of shortngo
such coal will bu commandeer?
ed and used to preveut suffer
iug among those who have been
unable to obtain their Riipply.
"1 appeal to all patriotic Vir
giuiuns to assist in; complying
with these regulations. They
jure imparatively, necessary at
this crisis."
Of Federated Leagues of Wise
County. ?
A meeting of the executive
committee of the Federated Lea?
gues was held on Thursday af?
ternoon, November 16th at 2:00
o'clock at the home of Mis. W.
W. Kemp in Norton. Those
proBont were -Mrs. Cuido Heus?
er, president, -Mrs. U. T. Irvine,
vice president; Mrs. H. \V. Hol?
ly, secretary; Mrs. W. W.Kemp
treasurer; Mrs. B. tC. Qoodl?e,
chairman executive committee;
Mrs. J. L. McCormiek, Rig
Stone I lap, M rs. Si/or, Coeb?rri,
Mrs. Dunley, Toms Creek, Mrs.
(1; ear, St. l'aul, Mrs. Alexuu
der, Itnbodon, Miss .lane Mor?
gan, county nurse, Appalaeliia,
Mrs. L. O. I'ettit, Bin Stone
Tlio session was called to or?
der by Mrs. Heuser. 'I lie tirst
business taken up was the re
port of Miss Mot gun for t ictober
wlllcll shows she has done very
effective follow upjjwork at the
Pound, hlttckwood, Roaring
Fork, lnman and Imbodon. She
is now in Appalaeliia. The
Federation reported she was
giving entii ? satisfaction in her
work Tlie Federation procur?
ed a Ford runabout lor her
from Archdeaco" Rich, which
th >y h iva p it in running co n
dilion at an expense of $54.33
to facilitate her getting OVOI"
tin- county more easily. The
Federation reported $1200 on
blind and effort is being made
to raise $300 more for Miss
Morgan's expenses. Motion
Was made and carried to in
crease Miss Morgain's salary to
?125,00 per month beginning
November. The amountlvshe
was receiving not sufficient to
covef living and transportation
expenses. An olTort is being
made to secure a telephone for
Miss Morgan. The treasurer
was instructed to pay bill for
repairs on car. Mrs. Alexan?
der, Mrs. (Lear and Mrs. Mc?
Cormick were appointed to
raise additional money needed
for Miss Morgan's salary.
Mrs. (Jrear reported a sub?
scription of $25.00 for Podera
tion given by St. Pail I club.
Mrs. Heuser, team manager, in
the Pood Conservation Cam?
paign, reported Wise County
led the state and Big Stone
Gap the town in the county,
fbe women of the Federation
did splendid work throughout
the county, A letter was read
from Miss Randolph. Motion
w as made and curried to publish
this leitet .
Hear Miss Heuser:
.fust a line to acknowledge I
your letter, and thank you for
your co operation. You have a
right big problem in tuberculo?
sis in Wise, and it is a comfort
to know that you women will!
help on it. I hope we can have
some clinics in Wise this year.
1 am anxious for your Execu?
tive Committee to keep the con-j
Hal agency, because 20 of your
men were rejected because of
this disease, and there are one
or two of them, 1 am sure, who
need your help.
1 shall not pester you with
letters. This is to acknowledge
both of yours. We are only too
glut! to pay the expeuses of the
trip to Wise, and wo think you
are more than returning it by
un active Seal Campaign which
will not only return the dollars
und cents, but which will also
return in interest and co opera?
tion the little effort I put into
that wonderful drive across
your mountains,
Cordially yours,
Agnes W. Randolph
The seals taken for this year
to help in the luberculur work
are, as follows: Big Stone Gap,
5000; Appalaeliia, 3000; St. Paul
2000; Imboden, 600; Kast Stone
Gap, 1000; Coeburn, 3000; Wise,
2000; Norton, 5000.
Mtb. Irvine said thut Mrs.
Ransom suggested tbnt Miss
Morgan have an advisory com?
mittee to assist her. This com
mltteo was left to the discretion
of the president. Motion was
made and curried that we take
up rescue work as women. Mrs.
Irvine read a letter from Mr.
Cotttts in Manufacturers Record,
which is moat encouraging to
the Federation, and the kind
and luuduldn things ho attri?
butes tn the League is much
appreciated. The following res
olutions will be sent to our sen?
ator a n tl representative i n
House of Legislature: Unsolved]
that the General Assembly of
Virginia be petitionedto enlarge
the Tuberculosis Sanitarium at
Catawbn to at least double its
present capacity, in order to
meet the urgent need* of those
in our state, who are Buffering
from the White Plague: Resolv?
ed further that a copy of this
resolution be sent to our repre?
sentative in the State Senate
and in the House of Delegates
with the request that it be laid
before the respective bodies for
No further business coming
for discussion and action the
meeting adjourned.
Chairman of Publicity.
Perhaps i t wouldn't make
any difference to the imperial
government if the enemy does
capture the fatherl.tud. Tho
Kaiser etiuhl transfer himself
and his dyncsty tn Turkey ami
continue his plans for world?
wide development and domina?
U. S. Soldiers are in Need.
Women of the Gap, member*
of the Ked Cross, are urged to
work, surgical dressings and
hospital garments must be sup
plied. Your Bons a n d your
neighbor's eons aro going to
bo wounded. 'They'll need the
dressings. Are wo women to
fail when we aro called upon?
No. Go every Thursday and
Saturday to the work room and
bo u worker.
Our men aro in need. Will
tho women refuso to answor
their appeal from the front and
from the camp? No. 'Then make
bandages and sow. Since our
last shipment, tho last of Oc?
tober we have only made 10
pairs of operating socks, one
bath robe, live operating gowns,
10 bud shirts, six dozen trian?
gular bandages, three dozen
crinoline bandages. Only a
fow women are working und
very little work can he turned
out in that way.
Wo women will have to win
this war and Ibis war MUST be
tin Friday night a communi?
ty meeting will he held at the
school house, where a program
of interest will be given. It is
hoped to have these occasional
meetings for the up-building if
more community spirit, and es?
pecially for lhe sake of recrea?
tion with our children. Fathers
are urged to come and help to
create a new school interest, as
well as tin' mothers and chil?
'rhu Southern Railway i'ompany Im
Commission for Authority lb malen the
coke, carloads i
Pres. ?Present I
Prop.' Proposed
V. A S W.
Southern Ry
i Appalauhla
Sec Note I
made upplic.it Ic
dlowlrig Increaa
the State
i its raten
t toi poral ion
>n coal mid
Se? Natu 'J
I'res Prop
i irocno.
Wise. Va -
Ky .Mines
.V W in connection
Ith V. A. S W
e, Marion
raln, Pine
See Note I
Prop I'm Prop
86 7f
Drlatol, Va ...
Southern Ky Stations
Itiistoi and St Charles
St. Charles, Va. 2.1 to BO on Sit 00 2ft
Msness. V?. . 20 iii '.'.'. Oft 2.1 ik) 2ft
Keokee Junction, Va. 20 to 2ft Oft 26 '.hi 26
Imbodeo, Va . 20 10 2ft OA 2ft 00 28
Annalachla, Va. \2.i sin ? ? ... ? ?
Big Stonu (lap, Va. aft In 'J.I iii _ ?? ?
Klvcrton, V?.x'J.1 xln 2ft 70 ? ? ?
idale, Va. 70 80 7i? Sit 70 , so 711
Orclou, Va . 70 so 7u 80 7n so 70
Harvey, Vn.
,luper, Va ....
DnfBeld, V?.
Sunbrlght, Va,
Cllnehport, Va. .
Speer'? Kerry, Va 76 S? 71 86 7.1 8ft 7.1
I Hate City. Va.
Moceaaln, Hap, Va.
I Hilton. Va.
Mendota, Va.
I llonham, v?.
Mountain, Va. .
INOTK I ? N. A W. mines; Pine, Rannervalll, Marion Mines, Itruee, OraiinO
and Ky Uy. .let., Wise. Terminal Jet., V?. City Colliery Co.'a, Siding, Vn.
I Ni >TK 2 'the rate on Coke from Toms Creek, Va., will tie 10 cents |s:r Ion higher,
Ixilh present and proposed, than rates on coal .shown under this heading.
Kurther, the same petitioner asks authority to advance to (6.00 per or the proa
Iant charge ol $9.00per ear on coid. earlo.uls. from mining operations located at St.
| Charles, Va., to waahery at Pocket, Va
Hearing in this matter will he held before the State Corporation Commission at
Itlobmond.va,, on the 1 Ith day of December, 1017, at 10 o'olock a. m., at which
I time auy proteata, facta or arguments may be nroaentod to the CommUalou for its
The Southern Railway Company and Norfolk ,t Westoru Hallway Company
I have made, application to the State Corporation Commission lor authority to luaku
I increases of ton ; 10) cents per U111 of vlOlrO pounds ever the present freight rates 011
?oat, In carloads, from mines in the Appalachian District, including mines on the
Interstate Hailrnad, and Toms Creek, Va . to stations on the Norfolk ?V Western
Railway, Kunnoke, Va., and west thereof,including branch lines, and stations on the
Virginia Carolina Railway, via Bristol.
further, the same petitioners ask the authority of the Commission to increase
I the freight ratea on coke, in car loadii. as follows from points in the Appalachian
District, inoliuting |>oititit, on the Interstate Railroad, to the stations named, on tin
Norfolk ,t Western Railway:
Last Had hid. V
Ivauhoe, Va.
Max Meadows,
i'laslerco, Va..
I'ulaaki, Va . .
Saltvlllc, Va.
?Ratti Per Ton ol 1000 Pouodi
.$ All
. 1.0.1
Prosott J
Hearing in this matter will bs held before tho State Corporation Commission at
I Riotunond, Va., on ilia 11th day of December, 1017, at 10 o clock n. m.. at which
time any proteata, facts or argumonts may be presoutcd to the Commission for its
I consideration. HCjCTllKRN RAILWAY COMPAN Y.

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