mit 1UC! STONE CAP FUST. [
VVKDNKSDAY, JAN. 80, 1918
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WISE PRINTING COMPANY,
fJILOKRT N. KNIGHT, - Editor.
LINDSEY J. HOItTON, A??'t Editor
Uno Your, - SI.DO
Six Months. - - - ,00
Ttiroo Months, - .26
Rntared ?coohllnii t<> postal ragulntlotn
it tiio pott ofBca *t ills stone G?p > tee
SlinSCRIIIIik'S uro earnestly re
qtiostcd to observe tlio date
printed on their nddrosn slips,
which will Icoop tliont tit nil
tilllt'H posted ItH to lllO dttto
of llio bzpirntion of tlieir Btib<
scriptum. Prompt nnd timely
attention to this request will
Bavo nil parties n great deal of
State Highway .System Will
Help Wise County.
The report of I ho Legislative
llontl Committee, recommending
a system of State Highways unv?
oting 8500 miles of the prinoi
pal roads in the State, and con?
necting practically every county
sent in (he State with the larger
cities, has met with general ap?
proval throughout the State. The
road from the Leb County line
through liig Stone Onp nnd Not
Ion to Saint Paul, it boil I If)
miles, is Olllbrt.d in the Stale
system. The pacific route through
the county will be selected by
the State Highway Ooiuinission
The plan proposed is for the
State to take over and complete
the construction of the Slate
Highways, and hi maintain them
us constructed, entirely with
Slate funds, under Slate rupei
vision, without help from the
counties, thus leaving all county
funds for oilier roads ami purpo?
ses. A further system of Coun?
ty roads is proposed, to embrace
the main county roads not in the
Slate system, and to be con?
structed ami maintained tindei
county supervision, with State
and County fund-.
It is proposed to increitsu the
atltoi'n dole license tax from 10
to ?tl cents pet horse power, and
to use I he automobile license
funds for the maintenance Of tin'
State system, by the State, and
the balance, so far as needed, to
be used in the lunilltuiunilCO of
the County System, by the coun?
ties, the counties being required
to contribute an equal amount
on the county systems; ami the
residue to be used in construct?
ing the State System, Other
local roads, known as Cht-- t'.
roads, to be constructed snd
maintained entirely by I ho Conn
This plan is g.1. The State
Highway Conimifisiou constructs
and maintains the Stute Bonds,
with Stale funds entirely. The
Slate- helps the counties with
funds to construct and maintain
the County Bonds, but the coun?
ties do the W?lk without Stale
Supervision. The Slate approves
the roads to be included in the
The result in Wise County
will be as follows: The Comity
with Stute aid, has graded all
and mac olami/ed :>o ,,f the II
miles of State Bond through the
county. The State will macad?
amize the remaining 11 miles at
a cost of about $70,000.00.
The state will nt once take
over the 80 miles of iiuioadiini
road and maintain the same andj
the balance will bo maintained
by the state as constructed; This
will cost from $800.00 to j loo.no
per mile per year, or about $10,.
(inn.no per year. In addition
the stale will aiil Wise County
in constructing ami maintaining
other principal roads i n Hie j
Estimating the assessed valua?
tion of Wise OdUllty, exclusive
of railroads, at ?13,000,000, the
tax payers nf Wise Comity will
pay in return $18,000.00 per
year under tin- 10 cenj levy,snd
while the Stale maintainance of
the Stltlo Wood will go on for?
ever, it is estimated that the
entire Slate system will he con?
structed in II? years when the l'<
cent levy will he liikl.If.
How may Wise county ox pec I
the state to spend ?70,..00 in
completing II.instruction of
(he Stale Uoilll ami ?10,000.00
per year, ftirevorj to maintain
the same, and pay only I :t,Win.?
ini per year for in years in re?
turn? Because of the .?j;! ,-J77,
000 produced each year by the
in cent levy, the cities, (ow ns
ami cm pot al ion-, will pay ap?
proximately ?850,000 ami the
counties only ?'1*27,000. Bich
IllOIld ah. will pay ?208,000
pel year, or ?2,080,000 in In
years. In addition the State road
will const rttcj tin- uulinislieil
links in the roads in Other cotlii
ties in which Wise county citi?
zens ;n.pecially interested,
ami one of the lirsl t<i he celli
pleted is the road from llateon
villo to Aliingdon, as it is .,|.
ready liltdcr construction.
livery liix payer i n Wise
1 'oiiiil v should immediately
write lo Ihm. Unland K. t 'liuse
ami Senator .1. M. Conditio,
Bichiii.1. Vs., I" vote niid
work for the Stale Boatl plans,
and in cent levy, in addition to
the regular npproprlaiioils for
road-, ami to lake all the ithlo
bodied i oii\ ids out of (he pen?
itentiary, itud pul them on road
Destroys Valuable Property
in Big Stone Gap and
A- the result of a .u imial
downpour of rain Sunday night
and the inciting of ;i heavy -now
on the ground Big Stone Oiip
and surrounding seel ion exper
leiiced (he most damaging flood
in il- hisloiy. Both forks of
Powell's Biver ipsi' not of their
batiks during I he early morning
hour- at II pheiiomiiial rate
spreading it sheet of water live
and six feel deep over I he low?
land- in town, causing 11 lit Ii V
families to move from their
homes, which were iinally -ur
rouiided entirely by water. At
three o'clock Monday meriting
several tennis and WllgOIIS wore
presset! im.rvieo to ronitivol
[household goods from homes
located in Plot It. Cadet, which
is located a short distance below
where holh forks of the river
come together appears to have
guU'eretl (he greatest damage'in'
the way of Hooded homes and
store buildings, none of which,
however, were washed a way.
Tlio 1.. A N. Railroad tracks
were covered with three feel of
water, while the dcpol was com?
pletely surrounded. Every fami?
ly located between the railro.nl
track ami the river had to leave
their homos early in the morn?
ing, some of which handy es?
caped in time. The river com?
pletely covered the large bottom
where the Tanary and Extract
plant- are located and rose up
to the window' in (he oflice
building. Their damages said
to he heavy. Amounting to sev?
eral thousand dollars. The I..
A- N. I'.is-enger train No. ?21 ar?
rived at a point about one mile
below Ulis place ami finding the
tract was Hooded by several feet
of water, returned to I'onning
| ton Gap. All traflic on the L.
\& N. and Southern Railroads
were'ata standstill for thirty
six hours and telephone and tel
egrapli wires were down in all
Reports from dtHcrent sec?
tions in Wise County say that
many county bridges and cul?
verts were washed away and
that the damage in pike roads
will reach $60,000, this being a
very conservative estimate, und
may roach a much larger figure.
The pike between here and Ap
palaehia ill some sections was
washed entirely nway and roud
trallie hot ween I he two towns
w ill not he resinned for some
tithe. It is also damaged to the
extent of about $S,000 within
the corporate limits of this town.
All (lay Monday sightseers by
hundreds- gathered on the river
brinks a n I w ent into t he yap
above (own to watch the -will
torrent race river the large howl
dors, which presented ii scene
equal to the whirlpool of Niaga?
ra Kalis. Old settlers claim
this was the largest flood tovisil
Ibis section since the year rif
Islo.wheti alMhe h.u lami int'lal
:i was entirely coveted by water.
No los- of life has been reported
but il is learned that towns
north of hero wore greatly dam?
aged :i ml t ho'out put of coal at
the dilloreut mine- will bo, de?
layed for seveial days.
klep up mi-: public
It is regretnbie to observe
that in many localities, because
of the war, there is already
evidences of a lack of public
spirit and push in the matter ol
necessary public Utilities. There
is a tendency to put oil till a
later day, needed improvements
on the plea of the high cost of
labor ami material.
This is a great mistake, nnd
the town or section id country
that is enticed into it will wake
up in (lie near future to find
itself out of the rtiuuing from a
business point of view. It is
very true that labor is scarce
und material high, but neither
ol these is as expensive as is
neglect of the material interests
of the community,
A county needs a budge
across a stream, but because of
lha lidded cost refuses to build.
Asa result, the people of the
community are put to unneces?
sary trouble and expense en?
tirely out of proportion to the
Small lidded cost. A pike road
should tie repaired, bill the war
interferes and the rood is left
to grow worse and worse, with
tbo result that u good road goes
down in mud and will have to
be entirely rebuilt in the future.
Every business man or manu?
facturer knows the keen fore?
sight necessary to kicp any
business Up to the standard of
the limes. He knows that con?
stant vigilance is necessary to
prevent deterioration and decay.
The business man who relaxes
on maintenance because of a
slight increase in the cost of
repenrs, Is tltu man who must
sooner or later make the tie
quriintauce of the sberilV.
Just so with the people's bus
iness. Tlie community that
keeps up with the demands of
the times, even though it does
require greater elforl and mi
added outlay in expense, is the
contmuhity that when the heavy
demands of the times, arc made
upon its facilities is able to
There is, also, the added rca
son that if we wail until times
grow better we may have to
wait A very long time indeed.
The prospects of lower prices
on lh?> necessities of life are, in
the dim and distant future.
The SCnrity of labor, instead of
relaxing, is almost B?ro to in?
tensify for Bomo timo to come.
In viow of those facts, it is
incumbent upon those charged
with the conduct of the people's
business to see that ull public
utilities aro kept up to the
highest point of efflcieny. The
timo may come in the future
when wo may be compelled to
neglect them to some extent.
Hut that time is not hero yet,
and until it does come wo.should
strain every nerve in the effort
to place our country in the first
rank of efficiency us the conn
I try is already being put to a
very severe lest, and the lest
will grow harder and harder as
the war drugs on. The only
way we can successfully meet
this test is by keeping ourselves
and our faetlities up to the top
In no other year in the histo
ry of this country have lime,
legumes and livestock boon of
siich vital importance lo farm?
ers us they will be in this yeor
The scarcity of fertilizer and
the high price which will ho |
demanded for such fertiliser
as can he had. makes it impur
tllivo that the farmer employ
every means in conserving his
soil feililily, and increase crop
production by other methods
I inn the use of commercial fer?
tilizer. Lime legiimaBniid live
Mock combined, till the condi?
tions of soil conservation ami
flrotiiul limestone or burnt ;
lime can be had in sufficient
quantities for farm purposes at |
reasonable prices. Ii should be
ordered now and spread on the I
laud during the winter where
il will improvo the physical and
mechanical condition of the soil :
sweeten il, act as a solvent of j
plant food already in the soil, i
making it available for the I
growth of plants and the repro- I
duction of bacteria, which, in,
connection with legumes,gather
nitrogen from the air and makes
it available for use as plant
The legumes are host plants
for ni tragen fixing bacteria,
and as such, are invaluable for
soil improvement, as well us
supplying slock feed, which
will largely eliminate the use
und cost of expensive concen
trntcs, such as cottonseed meal, |
oil cake, gluten, etc.
Tllli present cost of nitrogen
in the form of nitrate of soda is
around HI! cents per pound. If
) our crop of legumes should
jleave as much as f>i> pounds of
nitrogen per acre in the soil
J which was taken from the air
your natural resources have
been augmented by more than
f ir.. Legumes grow to perfec?
tion only where land has been
Livestock is necessary to
complete the faun manufactur?
ing plant It is this factory
which converts the hay. stover,
forage anil grain produced on
the farm into finished animal
products which are put Oil the
market as such. By selling
from the farm only the finished
products of thu farm factory,'
returning all the waste to the!
land, the fertility of the farm
can be kept up and the net re?
turns will invatiably be greater
than if only the raw products
Bememher that lime,legumes,
livestock will increase the fer?
tility of your bank account and
make you successful and pros
porous farmer.? The Southern
U. S. Court.
United Slates Court did hot
convene here until Tuesday af?
ternoon nt 3:80 o'clock on ac?
count of the late arrival of
|Judge McDowell, who was de?
layed on account of the Hood.
The grand jury finished their
work Tuesday afternoon turning
in about twenty indictments and
court will not lust over three 01
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
More ami more thoenoloscd motor ear grows -.tron;.'
In popular favor. It's natural, especially with Cord
ears, which are busy running overy day <>l (ho year
winter and summer the l ord serves faithfully and
profitably. So for u real genuine family car Hier.- Is
nothing equal totho Ford Sedan al |01K> l ... b. I>e
ln.lt Beat* live. Urge doors, plate glail ?lldlllg
window*, silk eiirlains. deeply upholltored seals,
latest typo ventilating wlnaihlcM?a car of refined
Imnty with Ibe OVOrylaatl?gly reliable Kurd chassis
('eine in an
lore about tbis siipi
Mineral Motor Company
BIO STONE HAI'. VA.
fsTf?llsiraJlsirgJlsi g [girjj] Ogre) ?[HHsj [*'.'?? Z
l>y particular buyers ftu ft?;
their food value rather than :
prices. Well informed^
housewives know that tough ]?
stringy meat is dear at al- j|j
jpl most any price. They know that
The Quality of Meat
[j=j is determined by the nutrition it contains. Question: [3
raj When you can gel both quality and price from us, is j?j
E?J there any good reason why wo should hot have your ig
M trade? ' i
IHiseS's Meat Market J
H| In Polly Building. Big Stone Cap, Virginia j?
South-West Insurance Agency
Lire. Life, Accident arid Casuality in
surnncc. Fidelity and Other Bonds
Real Estate and Commission Brokers.
Orrlco in Intormont Building. BIG STONE CAP, VA.
Sores On His Face And Neck
Cancer Sores Broke Out Hut Fanner Tells How For Many
Years He Has Kept Them Banished Kasily.
?;1 Buffered from cuncbrotis sores breaking out on my face,
nock, and earn for many yearn, and having used Acid Iron Min?
eral (lintmeul for pretty nearly seven years I want to recom?
mend it as the best thing for (inch tumbles. It has kept tin'
sores banished from me," writes (I. S. McUllthen, a well known
farmer of Ramsey, \V; Va.
This A l-M Ointment as it is called costs but 25c a jar and is
the best, strongest, and quickest healing nil)linent for the pur?
pose of healing skin eruptions, sores, piles, etc. (let a jar to?
Acid Iron: Mineral,for sale by A vers Drug Company, Kelly
Drug Company, lt. K. Kennedy and all other good stores.
In The District Court ?>f the United
Stales for the Western District of Vir- |
giui.i In bankruptcy,
In tin' miller of
K. W Culbcrlsoll
Toihb oreditoia of K. W. Culbcr'tsoti
of Appalacbla in ilia county
of Wise, snc? district sforesald, a bank?
Notice \h hereby given that <>u the 21st
day of January 1 A. I>. 1018, t ho said K. \V.
Culbertson was duly adjudicated
bankrupt; and that the tir.st meeting of
his creditors will tic held at My Office, in
Norton, Va., on the 0th day of February,
A. I?. 1918, at lo o'clock in the forenoon
at which lime the said creditors
may attend, prove their claims, appoint s
trustee, examine the bankrupt, and trans
act such other business as may properly
come before said meeting.
I .lohn Roberts,
Iteferee in bankruptcy.
I This January 88tb, lots. Norton, Va
Rev. ,1. M. Smith will fill bis
regular appointment next. Sun?
day as follows: Presbyterian
Church 11 a. tn., Oroton 3:30 p.
nt., Olinger 7:00 p, m. The cmi
' grogation of the Baptist Church
> will unite with the Presbyterian
i Church \n the morning'earvice
A cordial invitation to all to
sttend these services.
The Big Musical Event
of the Year.
6 People 8
Prices 20 and 30 cents
Special Attract! m
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