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The Big Stone Gap post. [volume] (Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Va.) 1892-1928, December 18, 1918, Image 3

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Join the Red Cross
New and Complete Stocks
arc now ready for inspection.
Norris Candies
Tobacco Jars
Madmar Toys
Cut Glass
Box Papers
Game Sets
Chatting Dishes
Alarm Clocks
Guth's Chocolates
Whitman's Candies
Huyler's Candies
Rumpp's Leather Goods
Cadet Chocolates
Complete line of Ivory
Eastman Kodaks
The Waterman Fountain Pen
.Mrs. Kreil Gibson ami little
children are recovering from an
attack of the influenza.
Mrs. Blake Wampler ami lit
tie daughter, Noll, spent Mod.
day at Dryden visiting relu
Ohas. K. Hagau, of Bristol,
spent Monday in the Gap on
Sherman Hartley, who has
been in training in the Aviation
Corps for the past year, has re.
turned to his home near the
The Minor Building was pre?
sented with a service Hag yes?
terday by the lied Cross Christ
mas Koil t/'all headquarters in
view of the fact that over) per
son in the building becuinu a
member, The Hag will be dis?
played in front of the building,
Kreil Smith, who has been in
training on the Grout Lakes for
the Navy, passed through the
(lap last Friday enrouto to bis
home in Harlan, Ky.
Martin Beverly,who has been
in the Aviation Corps for the
passed year and who has 1.n
in training in several camps
has been spending several days,
with bis parents, Mr and Mrs.
G. W. Beverly in the i lap.
Misses Flora Bruce and Kdith
Bullard are improving after se?
vere uttacks of inlluen/.n.
Mrs. .1. W. Litton and Miss
Mary Connor, of .Norton, ate in
the Gap this week visiting^their
sister, Mis. J. 11. J'ierpont.
Nice handkerchiofsfor Chri t
n.as at Banner Grocery Com?
pany reduce prices.
.1 minis Taylor, with the Black
wood Coal <Sr. Coke Company at
Black Wood, spent Sunday in
the Gap with bis parents.
F. C. Lowry, of Chilhowie,
formerly of the Lowry Fruit
Company at Norton, spent Sim.
day hero visiting his brother-in
law, W. H. Wren.
Deputy Collector G. K. Jones
and three sons, have just recov.
ered from uu attack of Spanish
C. K. Phelps, formnn of the
Royal Laundry mid wife were
quite sick last week with influ?
Editor G. N Knight and en
tire fumily, with the exception
of Mrs. Knight, have been con
lined to their rooms for the past
ton days with ii|fluenzu. All
oro rapidly improving.
VV. II. Jchnson, of Hose Hill,
spent n fe\y days in town last
week visiting his daughter,Mrs.
Kirnest Morroll.
A. G. .Million, of Jbnesvillo,
wan a business visitor in town
lust Friday.
Victor S. l'aino was up from
Johnson City one tlay last
week on business.
FOB KEN'Pi?Apartments in
Tournine, tbreo rooms ami bath.
Hot water beat and janitor
service. Apply to Monte Vista
Carroll Morgan, of Camp
Taylor, spent a few days in
town last week vrsiting bis sis?
ter, .Mrs. [Torrent Kennedy, en
route for bis borne in Lexing?
ton. Ivy., Saturday morning.
W. A. Stewart ami mother,
Mrs. .1. M Stewart, spent Fri?
day and Saturday in Norton,
visiting Mr. Stewurt'sdaughtcr,
.Mrs. K. ?. Hamilton,
Mrs. (Torres! Kennedy and
son, Kdgar, left Saturday for
Harrimau, Tenn., where they
Will visit relatives (or several
AI iss Susie Kilgorc, is recover?
ing from an attack of iutluenza.
Mrs. .1. VV. Buruesand daugh?
ter, Miss Dakota,who have been
ill for several days with inllu
enza, are very much improved.
.Mrs. Ueubon Banks, who has
been confined to her room for
several days with an attack of
influenza is able to be out again.
Frank Baker, who has been
attending the officers training
school in University uf Virgin?
ia for several months, returned
to his home Friday night and
is now greeting his old friends
with it smile.
Misses .Margaret Burron and
Bertha Mahutroy spent a few
Hours in Appalachia Saturday
Miss Alice Bruce, who has
been in Richmond for several
days in one of the hospitals
taking treatment returned home
Thursday, where sho was called
on account of the death of her
mother. She is now at the home
of her sister's, Mrs. II. L. l/tim
Relatives in the Gap have re?
ceived announcements of the
birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Gillenwaters December the
tifill at their home in Esser
ville. Mrs. Gillenwatera wus
formerly Miss Nannie Slump.
. Mrs..F.. \V_ JLayys, .wie Miss?
Caroline Rhouds. whole a yeo-'
tnnn'ette in the Navy in Wash?
ington, D. C , wim recently op
erutod upon for a serious at
tack of appendicitis in onu of
the tiospitula i n Washington
and has been il'. for about a
month but is now improving,
we are glad to note.
Mr. and .Mrs. Sam Weatberly
and children of Louisville, Ky.,
called to the (Jap Monday on
account of the death of Mr.
Weatberly's sister, Mrs. Clove
Johnson, who was formerly
Miss Hess Weatberly, who died
Sunday night at her home near
the Southern It. K. station of
Mrs Hugh l\ Voting and lit?
tle son, Hugh, who have been
spending a few months in the
Gup with Mrs. Young's sister,
Mrs. Frod Gibson, returned last
week to their home in Birming?
ham, Ala., where Mr. Voting is
purchasing tlgent for the Coro?
na Coal Company.
.lessee < ). ( Itllev, of Cracker's
N'eck, who owns a tine farm at
Maple Gap in Scott county,was
in town last Thursday dispen?
sing of some tine apples and
Irish potatoes.
Mrs. Vilas Wells left Monday
night for Louisville, where she
will spend several days visiting
at the home of Mr. and Mr'sJ
.1. B. Kidd.
Sergeant Smith Lawson, who
has been in (ruining at Camp
Hutnplirevs, Vn., and Camp
Merrill, X. .1., for I be past six
months, has returned to his
home at Cadet, having been
honorably discharged from ser
Dr. Samuel B. Nickels and
wife and baby arrived in the
Gap Sunday night from 1'etets
burg, Va.. and will spend some
time here visiting relatives.
Dr. Nickles was until recently
with the Field Hospital Corps
of the LT. S. Army in Georgin,
hut has been given an honorable
discharge. After a few week's
rest he exp'dts to resume ids
practice as a physician.
I,eland Benedict, who has
been in training at Camp Dee
for several mouths, returned to
his home in the Gap Friday
night, h a v i n g received an
honorable discharge from ser?
Mrs. Captain Hildyard, id
Hutchinson. Kansas, who spent
several days at Spartauburg,
S. C, visiting her husband,who
is stationed there at an army
camp, arrived in the Gup Satur?
day night anil will spend some
time here visiting her uncle,
K. A. llurner.
A. S. H ask ins ami family, of
Wilniingtob, Del., arrived in
the (lap Saturday nighi and are
stopping at the Monte Vista
Hotel. Mr. Haskins is repre?
senting the Dupont Powder
Company and will make Big
.Stone Cap bis headquarters.
W. A. Stewart, of Kingsport,
who spent several days in the
< lap last week with relatives,
"returned home Sunday morn?
ing, lie w'as accompanied by
Ins mother, Mrs. .1. M. Stewart,
who will spend several weeks
before returning to the (tap.
M. I*'.. Hyatt, a hustling young
farmer of Deep Springs, Lee
county, was a business visitor
in town last Thursday ami pre
seated the Otlico with several
ears of Iowa Silver Mine seed
corn, which is no doubt the
finest we have seen for some
time. Mr. Hyatt says he rais
ed a bountiful crop of this corn
and will have several bushel to
sell for seed next spring.
Houston Hurd Dead.
Houston Hurd, aged about 50
years, died hero Monday at
noon after an illness of several
mouths of Brights disease. He
is survived by bis second wife
and two small childeru and
four children by bis first wife,
Mrs. Kufus Wax. of Big Stone
Cap, Mrs. Collier, of Stonega,
Luciun ami George Hurd, who
are with tlio American Ex
peditiomiry Forces in France.
Mr. Harris Buys Large Farm.
C. S. Harris, of Columbia,
Ky., spent Jast week in the Gap
on business and meeting bis
many friends. Mr. Harris, who
has for several years owned ami
edited the Adair County News
at Columbia, lias sohl his plant
and will move bis family to
Mississippi, where he recently
purchased a large farm contain?
ing 800 ucres of tine bottom
land. Mr. Harris formerly
lived at Big Stone Gap and still
owus quite a bit of real estate
here and comes back occasion?
ally to see after his interests.
At a meeting of the Executive
Committee of the Red Cross,
held yesterday a committee com
posed of Miss Minnie Fox, Mr.
C. S. Carter and General Ayers
Wits appointed to investigate the
influenza situation, and to make
recommendations to t he Chair?
man, Mr. I?. J. Prese.ott, looking
to the relief of all persons need?
ing assistance. The" Chairman,
logother with his committee,\vas
authorized ti? oirect a permanent
organization to take cire of this
The plan ottered hi' the Chair?
man and by the committee is set
forth iu the report of the com!
mittee, which is as follows:
"We r e i" o m m e n d that
a e o ui milt e e he ap?
pointed composed id' Miss Min
nie Fox, Chairman, Mr. W.
LlisS Mrs. Bliss, Mhs Morgan,
Miss Howard, Mrs. Uoil" und Mr.
and Mrs. R. I',. Alsovcr to he
known as 'he Influenza Com?
mittee, In give aid-and relief |o
persons nlllicted with that dis?
ease, provide nurse or nurses
when necessary and obtainable
and in co-operation with other
charitable organizations to pro.
vide necessary food ami medi?
cine lor families tillable to pro?
vide for themselves.
"We rcco in mend that all
members of the chapter shall
when requested, aid the coiii
mittce in it-; work.
"We further recommend thill
the rules of the Hoard of Health
ho more urgently enforced as to
public gatherings."
All persons needing ussisluncc
or having knowledge of an}" one
needing assistance are requested
to communicate with the Home
Service Section, postoflice build?
ing, telephone No. 220 or with
Miss Minnie Fox, telephone No.
Mrs. J. J. Lloyd in the Gap.
Mrs .lohn J. Lloyd, who has
been spending the past two
Weeks iu the flap the guest of
Mrs. R. T. Irvine, left Tuesday
lor Ahingdon where she will
visit friends a few days before
returning t b her daughter's
home, Mrs. Raymond Thayerts
(nee Miss Lillian Lloyd), near
Brooklyn, N. V. This was Mrs.
Lloyd's first, visit to the Gap,
since she left here foul years
ago for Japan, where her son,
Hubert,was a missionary. They
returned over two years ago to
the stales, hut Rev. Hubert
Lloyd, together with his wife
ulid baby son,returned to Japan
in September where Rev. Lloyd
is continuing missionary work.
Mrs. Lloyd is greatly loved by
the people of the Gap who hope
she will return here and live iu
their midst again.
Broom Factory.
F. R. Taylor is making ex?
tensive preparations to start a
broom factory here within a
short while. The machinery
which was ordered several days
ago is expected to arrive any
time and he will begin at once
to turn out the finished product.
A considerable amount of
broom corn seed was distribut?
ed over the Country last spring
and Mr. Taylor expects to have
quite a bit of the raw product
on hand when his factory
'I'he people of ltig Stone Cap
wish Mr. Taylor much success
m Ins new enterprise and every
indication points lo its success.
Death of John Slemp.
Mr. John Slemp, of Lee COUtl
ty, died last Tuesday at his
Home alter an illness of several
months. .Aged 7'i years. Mr.
Slemp was one of the best
known men of bis community,
and he had spent all of his life
in the Turkey Cove neighbor?
hood. He was a veteran of the
Civil war, having served in the
Confederate Army. He is BUT
vived by his wile, who was
Miss Adeline Gilly.and a large
family of sons and daughters
and grandchildren.
The funeral services were
conducted at the grave on
Wednesday afternoon at two
o'clock by Rev. J. M. Smith. A
large number of sorrowing rel?
atives and friends wen; present.
The interment was made in the
Huglially Slemp family ceme
Miss Bonnie Gilly has been
spending a few weeks with her
brother, Milford Gilly and his
wife, in Ga:e City.
Make this a Red Cross Christmas
The happiest, merriest Christmas the world ever
knew is almost here. But in the rejoicings of
peace and freedom there is one note of serious?
ness, that America must not forgot?there is
misery and distress and sickness in war-torn
Europe. Relief must be given. The work of the
Red Cross MUST go on. And to carry on, the
Red Cross MUST have the support of your mem?
-allyou need is a heart arid? c
Wearever Aluminum
Universal Percolators
Nippon China
Pyrex Baking Ware
Scissors, Knives
Razors, Razor Straps
Rifles, Air Rifles
Wagons, Slecis
Flash Lights
Cet Them At
Smith Hardware Oo.
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We take this means of extend?
ing to our friends and patrons our
0 sincere wishes for a-Merry Christ
$ mas and a Happy and Prosperous
New Year.
m We hope to be open again for
business January 1st and invite
your continued patronage.
M 'J. R. Taylor, Manager.

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