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The Big Stone Gap Post.
On the Formation of a Build?
ing and Investment
Tin: Young Men's Club listen?
ed lust Wednesday evening to
the committee's prospectus hear?
ing directly on tin1 organization
of a iloino Ihiildiug and Invest?
ment Coinpnny.
Win. A. Stunrt, the uliairuiiiii
of the coriimiiteo, presented I ho
plain, practical outline of the
committee's work in n few min?
utes. What lit tin discussion
followed s|?,i,vi'<| the plan mot
with the approval <>f all present*
It will serve as the working ba?
sis for the future.
The plan is, briefly, as fol?
lows : Two clrisses or men arb
tn he recoiled with. Mini who
have a substantial sum in in?
vest anil w nil hi want a house to
oust from $21)00, up: ami men
who are working lor sviigcs ami
moderate salaries ami could not
afford to pul hut a eoinparalive
ly small sum into n house.
To the former th.inipuny
would eonsider making a loin of
not more than fiO per eeiil. of
the total investincnl ; the latter
the company would ask a pay?
ment of 10or 15 per cent, ami
the balance in easy payments,
building the house ami making
it possible I'm- the man to secure
a suitable lot at a n'lisoniibit
It was brought out that the
Pig .Stone (Sap billid Company
was very favorable to tin ar?
rangement whereby it would
furnish the lots ut a reasonable
price to the purchaser, the
monthly payments: to he divided
pro rate between the Home
building .iiul Investment Com?
pany ami tin- band Company in
accordance with the amount in?
Mr. Clarence Kearfoll, of
Hristol, a well known architect,
addressed i,ho meeting! "al ihe
clo-e of the t 'oiniliitl.' reports.
mi the Mihjeet of the practical
value of building homes this
spring, lie argued from facts
ivhich he hud estimated as the
result of a careful survey of the
whole liehl, and from govern?
ment reports, one of which he
rend, that in the spring there
was liable to he a slight decrease
in the cost of building material,
and that if building was delayed
until the fall that the greai de?
mand for buildings would Have
driven the prices higher mice
more, where they would stay no
telling how long.
Mr. Kearfoot's practical ex?
perience and tin- culm assurance
and measured statements with
which he talked carried convic?
tion ami held the rapt attention
of all present. At tin- close of
the meeting Mr. Savers, in the
name of the Club, made a mo?
tion that the ('lull give Ml.
Konrfnot a vote of I banks for
and appreciation of his talk.
The mot ion was seconded and
carried unanimously.
(build more homes).
1 will be in rriy office on Jan?
uary 31st for this purpose of
collecting dog taxes that hnvt?
not been previously puid. Tin
tax on all dogs must be paid on
or before that day or they will
be subject to the penalty of the
P. H. Kennedy, Treasurer.
17 Year Locust
Will Make Its Appearnce Dur?
ing This Spring And
Blacksburg, Vu., .Inn. 22. ?
Itrnml X of the Bovonteon-year
locust, which is one of the larg?
est. broods of this insect on re
cord, is expected to appear over
a large area of eastern United
Stilles in the spring of I'.il'.i.
Phis brood has been well re.
corded in the east from 1715 to
1902, the d.ite of the Iuhi ap?
pearance, It was studied care
fully in I8l?8 and again in 1885.
Brood X of the seventeen year
locust was very carefully .stud?
ied by eiitoimilogisls through?
out the cast in 1902, and a fair?
ly satisfactory knowledge of
'.Im area covered was secured.
The insect was reported trom
the following counties: Alexan?
dria, Augusta, Chirk, Fairfax,
Fuuquier, Frederick, Gray son,
I., e, Loudoun, Orange,'Prince
William, Koauoke, Warren,
Wise, and Wyihe. KVohi the
records available it appears
that the insect will appear in
greatest iu the northern coun?
ties?Alexandria, Clark. Fair?
fax, Frederick, boudoUU, Prince
William; rind W?rreii.
As u init- the insects are not
Seriously injurious except to
young fruit trees, nursery stock
and young shade trees. The
females injure the trees, by hiv?
ing their eggs in the small
branches. The one ami two
year old wood is frequently
weakened by the large number
of egg punctures so that the
branches may he broken by the
wind. The egg punctures do
not heal readily: they offer a
harbor for tin- woolly aphis
which prevents healing, and al
so offer on entrance tor various
kinds of fungi. When tin' in
-eels aro very numerous tin
young terminals of the limbs
may be so seriously injured
that loaves will die, which
gives the tree tin; appearance bi
having been scorched by tire.
As the seventeen-yonr locust
is chiefly injurious to young
trees the fruit growers in these
counties should not plant trees
.luring this winter, and should
also allow their young trees to
go llupruned. In fact, pruning
of apple and poach orchards
should he reduced to a inihi.
mum so that the injury by the
locusts can be Inter pruned oil
the tree.
Of 5999 Virginia Victims of
Influenz in October, 1171
Were Between Ages
25 and 30.
Itichinond, Ya., Jan. 22.?Ii
would appear from reports re
coived by the State Hoard of
Health.through the bureau of
Vital stutistices that the Span?
ish influenza, during the month
of October 1918, was most fatal
to persons between the uges of
25 ami 30. At any rate, 1171 of
the 5909 Virginians who died of
the disease iu October were be
tween the ages mohl lolled,whiIc
8SS were while and 283 colored.
Those between the ages of 20
and 25 faretl but little better as
1,011 of them have died from
influenza or complications in?
cident to the dreaded malady.
< )f these victims s7i'. were white
anil 205 colored.
The total of whiles who went
down in the epidemic was 1,130
and of blucks 1,832, which shows
that the mortality among neg?
roes was proportionately about
tho same an that among the
whites, though the colored pop
ulntion is considerably Binallor,
obviously the "flu" does not
hesitate to invade tlu> nursery
for tin- atuliatica sbowa the fol?
lowing deatlia nui'iiiK children:
LTiidnr l year,total 208; between
l and 2 years, 251; between 2
uud 5, 377; betwbon i< and 10,
277: between lo and 16, 104; be?
tween 1"' anil 20, 508.
Of those beiweou 50 and 55,
only 7i> died, while of between
.'>."? and 00 there were only SS
victims. The total for those
ovbr GS vs as but l)8i
Between G0? anil 1,000 addi?
tional doatbs from ibllueiixa in
October 1018 will probably be
reported later on, as many
physicians have I.n too busy
to make return to the local
Go to church next Sunday;
Wife of Former President of
Not lIi Carolina University
Secumbs to Pneumonia.
Mrs. UaroljneTaylor Win-tun.
wife of l>r. < leo. T. Win-ton, of
tbis eilv, dieil at LOG oVhark
this morning nl Hie Missoh llos.
pital, deaili being due to phou
tnotiia, following an til tack of
in linen/.a. Mrs. Win-tun was
stricken with paralysis tibnul six
week- iigri and bad partially re?
covered when she contraclcd in
llucnza. I'lieunion'ta sol in und
despite ai! efforts, she griiduuiiy
sauk.'nut iI dealh eaiiie lIiis inorn
1 The funeral W ill he held this
i afternoon at I o'clock from Trin
ity churchj llie liiitil urraiige
ineiits to be made this morning.
Mis. Winston was Mis- C'arO
line S. Taylor.ol llin-dah-, Miss.
She met Dr. Winston while they
were both at Cornell and nttend
cd lite sit mo school for two yoilrs,
til the end of which lime Ihe\
graduated, married and euino
soulh, lullv-tliree years iljjo.
Mr.-. Winston was a brilliant
woman, of rare intellect and a
prominent iiieiiiber ol' the vari?
ous eluhs of the city, including
the <'oloitiall)ame-,the Woman's
Ohtli ami other organizations.
She was a prominent worker in
t he Bod t Voss and did liuicli to
aid that organization herb.
< >f an unusually attractive
personality, Mrs. Winston was a
great help to lier husband in his
various positions at Kaleigh,
Chapel Hill, Austin, Tex?
as, and here. She was scholarly
and was noted for her earnest?
ness of character and sincerity.
Deceased is survived by her
husband and three son-: Major
Patrick 11. Winston, lato of tin
judge advocate's department of
the army and now at Chapel
I lill ; Commander 11 el Hue T.
Winston. U. S. navy: and Lewis
T. Winston, of Big Stone (lap,
Va. She is also survived by
live grandchildren.
Mrs. Winston became endear?
ed to hundreds of North Caro?
linians while |)r. Winston was
president of the University ol
North Carolina, and was recog?
nized as one of the state's bril?
liant women. Liter |ior many
excellent traits of character
found similar ; recognition at
Austin, Texas, where Dr. Wins,
ton was president of the Univer?
sity of Texas.
She took a leading part in so?
cial and charitable work in Ash
Iville, and was greatly sought ;is
a director in any club work or
charitable^enterprise planned by
the club women of the city.
Her papers, read before the
various clubs In which she be?
longed, were masterpieces of u it
and brilliancy and her name on
the program of any club meet ing
Six room house in Big Stone
Clap, good location, modern
conveniences. Will be soldat
the right price if sold within
thirty days. R. C Williams,
Box 25 Big Stouu Gap, Vu.
Go to church next Sunday.
was enough t?> attract a large
portion of the membership.
Mrs. Winston was a devout
Kpiscnpuliun, a member of Trin?
ity church, ami it is from the
church she loved ami attended
that tho funeral w ill be held this
afternoon. Kev. Willi-f!. Clark
w ill conduct tho services.?Ash
ville i N. 0.) Citizen.
The deceased is well known to
many persons in the Gap, us she
has visited her son, Mr. Lewis
T. Winston, bete a number of
times during the past six years.
Go to church next Sunday.
A wedding, wlliCh will he of
much interest to many rodders
of the Post, is that of Miss Wini?
fred Mullins to .Mr. Brudford T.
Wr heatcrnft,of Green wood, Ind.,
which was Bolemui/.cd ;it the
home of Ihe bride's parents tit
litis place Saturday evening at
8 o'clock, Kev, C. W, Denn, of
tlie .Methodist church oHieiniod,
using the impressive ring cere
iiiuny. Only tin- members of
the bride's family were present ]
The attractive bride is the
youilguSt daughter of Mr. and!
'Mrs. W. M. Mullins. She wore n|
becoming traveling suit of taupe'
gray with uccesnries to mutch |
ami curried bride roses. She is
a graduate of the Koanokei
Women's College ami for the
past two years lias taught in
the public school at this place. |
The groom is a prosperous
voting farmer of Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. Wheat.-raft left |
immediately after the ceremony
on the Louisville m.I Nashville I
for their home in Greenwood.
The Post joins their many i
friends in wishing them a long
and happy married life.
Some tum, tigo the ladies of
the Community Leugne became
interested in the fatherless! chil?
dren id' France mid decided
that our town ought to support
at least ten of these children.
A committee was tippointcd to
look tiller llie work, with Mrs
K..I. Present I, chairman. Willi
little effort, but much enthusi?
asm, tlie committed has secured
the promise of Ihe support of
eight of diese children hy the]
School B'dClilty'; I; School
children, 2; baptist Ladies' Aid
Society; I; Fpiscopul Guild, I;
Mrs. It. T. Irvine, 1; Mrs. this
Miiusur. l; Mrs. F.. J. Prescott, I.
The oilier church societies
are considering the adoption of
one of the orphans.
The committee believes liiat
there are other people in town
who would be interested in
supporting this cause if they
km-w more of it. The cost fui
one year of keeping a child in
France, in its mother's home,
is $3li.5U. This means only ten
cents a day. The payments
may be made monthly, quarter
ly . or for the whole year ]
Groups of people in a section nl
town, or on a certain street, or
members of nn ofllco force
could easily join together to
raise itui $Sti) 5U. The. members
of the committee will ghidly
help organize, for a plan of this
Send your check to Mrs. .1.
Prescott, or call her on the
phone for any information
wanted about thh French chil?
I am offering for sale with
the understanding that it will
bo removed from the lot on
which it stands, the building
known us The Mullins Store
Building, corner of Fast Third
street ami Wyiintlotto Avenue,
iu I'.ig Stone (Jap. The lumber
used in tliis building was tirsi
class und is still sound. The
roof is Taylor's Old Style Tin,
and is as good now as when put
If you are interested in build?
ing call and look it over and
make me an oiler.
Mr. M. V. Wells.
Birth Announcement.
ltev. mid Mrs. P. P. Martin,
of Jefferson City, Teno.., an?
nounce the birth of a ten pound
|son Saturday January 25. Mrs.
! Martin was formerly Mis.s Mutt
Brown, of this place.
Young Men's
A meeting will be held in"the
display rooms of the Mineral Mo?
tor Company Wednesday night
at oighl otcloek, ol<| time. This
will he an important meeting
owing to the plans on foot for
the formation of a building com?
pany. Let us have every mem?
ber there to have a voice in the
mat tier.
Go to church next Sunday.
Kcd Cross Notes.
Your services are needed at
the Hed Gross work room If
you can't sow at work room
phono me ami the distributing
commute" will bring work to
vou and e ill for ii when finish
The number of comfort kits
made and turned in las' week
are as follows Mr.-.. I; 15. Tug
gar!, Mrs II A. W. Skoen,
?-'.i; Appnlacltia, Bio; Mrs. T. .1.
('In istv, 26; Mis. lingers, I'.';
Mrs. I). It. Savers, IS; Mrs. W.
B. ICilbourne, 26; Mrs W. I>.
UltnII, ;?; Mrs. \V. K. Maker. >:.;
Mrs. W. T. tioodbie, t shirts;
Mrs. I'.. |." Itnrgoas, I pajamas.
Mrs s. Polly, 12 hoiira: Mrs.
Iv .1. I'leseoit, I |i hours; Mrs.
K K Burgess, -.' hours: Mrs,
R. W. Planary, |li hears: Mrs.
W l> Builh, ..' hours, Agues
Burgess, 'J hours; Miss (tilth
Present t, 1! hours; Mis-, t lliris
I in.' Miller, I ' hours; Mrs. I'. ('.
Long, 11 hours; Mrs. Sam fat?
ter, I hour; Mrs II. W.Gilliaui,
1 Ii iura; Mrs. T. .1 Ohriaty.
it hdiii-s; Mis .1. B Wumplurj i 1
hours: Mrs. II. K. Kox, l!
Mrs. p. G. Long,
Superin'jentlent Work Boom.
I Build more home-1,
Robert J. Anderson.
Robert ,1. Anderson was born
fotirutiry JSth, 1801, and died
January ijotli 1010J In iss:s he
was married to Matlio Nieiiol
sou, and to this uiiton were
born live children, two of whom
are still living, she departed
this IKe in 1801; In 1805 Mr
Anderson married Maggie Kb
kins, und to this union wore
born ten children, one of which
preceded him. Mr. Anderson
was a member of the Southern
Methodist Church, ami also a
member of the Masonic frater?
nity .
At the lime of his death he
lived near Hast Stone Gap.
b'unoral services were held at
Kust Stone flap cemetery at
three o'clock, Wednesday uftot
noon. January 22nd, conducted
by Bey. J. M. Smith, pastor of
the Presbyterian church of this
Go lo church next Sunday.
Tuesday evening tit 0:UO
o'clock at "Sunset Lodge" on
Proctor Street a beautiful wed
?ling was "pulled oil" against
the will of the bride and groom
Tlie bride was a retired Stell
Ogrnpllbr on a pension and the
groom was a retired loafer on
the town of Big Stone Gap.
Tlie bride was dressed in a
!? ?autiful pink cheese (doth mid
dy with a blue skirl to match.
The loafer was dressed in a
swell scissor tail suit.
(Inly a few friends were
obliged to witness tie- e-.ro
Among the nut of I own guests
were Mr. and Mrs. Ben and
little daughter, Hazel.
An Kyi; spcciali.it from Xt w
York played the famous wed?
ding march, "Turkey In The
Their many friends in Big
Stone Gup wish them a merry
Xuias and a Happy New Year,
and may all their joys be as
numerous as the sands of the
, They left for their honeymoon
in a retired Ford, visiting places
around ('ripple Greek, Roaring
1 Pork Branch, and Goon's Eye
Post Office, which arc noted for
their scenery and fresh uir
I camps.
' They loft many sad friends
and debtors behind tbcin.
Mrs. Herbert Leslie Moore,
'after several moulds illness
I passed iiwiiy Wednesday uftei
noon at five o'clock at libr homo
3?11 E. l.'unku Avenue. Mrs
Moore was taken ill at Jersey
Oily last spline;, where she hail
gone to hid her son gnoe-by Up?
on his dcpnttuni for Army Ser?
vice aboard. As soon as lor
illin-ss became known, every
tiling possible was done for her
relief, all efforts proved unavuib
imr. Mrs. Moore whs brought
home the tirst of November and
has bravely borne her trials and
sufferings during the period of
Mrs. Mooro was horn in Jer?
sey City on February 27th, 1870
As Miss Kva Prisoillu Dayies
she wus prominently identified
with educational circles in .1 ir*
soy City for several years and
today she is often referred to
in connection with school work
as "Miss l>ivi.>s of No It."?
the building in which shfi taught
Mrs. Moore had t he dislilicliotl
of teaching iu the school on
which spot w a.. erected ihit first
school in New Jersey and it
was through her suggestion
that Ihe CIISloUl of the pupils
(do Igtng devotion to their Hags
was instituted, and this custom
was adopted by other schools
and is now d regular feature of
the school routine
( ?n < let ober J.itli, IS&I, Miss
Dil vies was mat rled to .Mr l|.-|.
bert Ii, Moor.- To ibis union
wiih horn tine son, George Kd
mil ml Moore, w ho 11 now in
service a bom 11, bei tig a I iioli ton
lot in tin- [third Field At tillery.
Mrs. Moore lias beeii living
iii Johnson City for three years
and has made score-, of ti l.-lids
through bei charming and mug
noli,- personality 1 hiring the
period of war. Mis. Moore has
taken an active part in all the
phases of relief work und has
hrolight comfort to many of rtiir
soldier boys. Especially ilctiyu
was she iu her attentions to the
boys of Battery "Of while lo?
cated at Camp Soviet, ami ti)
which compaut her son belong?
At an ehrlv age Mrs. Moore
iiecaine a member of the Sum.
mitt Ave., Baptist Church in
.Jersey Oily and has since lie.-n
in tictiVu and faithful worker
in church circles: Short!) nf*
tor liioving t<i this oily,her iiiem.
bersbip was transferred to tltii
First Baptist church.
Besides her bushand and soil';
Mrs Moore leaves to mourn lo r
death, heir mother, Mrs. Mary
A. I hi vies., who made li?t* hoine
with her for several years.
The funeral service-., which
will be private, will bp Conduct i
0(1 al the Imine Saturday after?
noon tit one o'clock, and intern?
ment will follow at i ink Hill
Cemetery;?Johnson City Stair.
(io to church next Sunday.
Protestant Episcopal Church.
Itcv. K W lllih? in I'liargu.
Services as usual next Sun?
day. Sunday school iOjOO a in;
old time. Morning prayer and
address H:')0it. ill. old time.
Everybody cordially invited.
This church is your church.
Your church should he in ti
sense your home,
We want to make every I) it I y
feel ut home.
Come anil help us m ike our
churches true places of worship
and prtiy er.
A i least go lo y our own
All churches will soon lie one
Then liiere will In- room for
ull differences of opinion, ill
difference* of creed, all differ?
ences of practice.
Come and help the churches
Help us solve 'lie problem.
You cannot help n< by si ty?
ing at home.
There is very little excuse ex?
cept sickness for rit.iy ing til
home from church.
Yel many people think of
their money, their clothes and
I their stomachs too much these
I days.
i Lloyd Guild, ('brist Episco?
pal Church, meets al Mrs. .i. I..
McOoriniok Thursday nftornodn
at 8j30 old time.
At present corn is going down,
aud it will be some lime at that
bo/ore u new crop is coming up.

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