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VOL. XXVII, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 11. 1919. No. 24 Base Ball By concentrating their ell'orts ridh'i in lilts lirsl inning Iii? Stone (lap vv;,~ '" ,noke enough "ms lo "?ron! * >?r<ka hnro Saturday afternoon by h ?core of four to two. A (single by r'leenor, a neat sacrifice by Tlmnia- followed hy a sharp sin ?I,. i,\ Smitli seemed to confuse Onleinan, tlie Osaka pitcher, and he iniied tWO pusses following ,hjc which a.-counted for lltrco gores, Me braced up here, however, and struck out two fliers ttnd allowed Iho locals onlv one more hit for the rest of Dm game. In fact there wore few lot- registered.oil both shhrs, which ivas due both to good pitching and la-t lidding. Onka scored in the second in nitig when Itussell I rippled to right jind crossed the plate a minute later when ('. Ohcnthnin jingled, In the seventh S. (jlmutliaiii singled hard to righl mill the hall took a had hop in frntll ol Start ill and it rolled for ihrec bases. Ho sccired when llnssell singled; The main feat tirosof the game wen- 1'nlly's shoo suing entch of late'- line drive, Russell's hil? ling and the base stealing of Sletnp. There wa re a number lit lit hfl g.1 catches in the but: iicld, The pitching honors Were aliotil etptnl hot ween Kelly and Ciileiiiiin and tin- batters who fi.il them had dilliculty in Mill mil: their slants. This was one of the fitstetil lUtiatetir games leon in l?g Stone (itip tor many days and it did miich to revive tho old time li:?e ball spirit that has been lacking for some time. Holli team- had a noisy hunch ol' h iin great numbers as the |r.imo was well attended. ?IiiSTONK i. AI* Alt II II I'm a K r'tetnor.ss a I l I l 1 Thums*. '.'I. II II o I -j a Sniljh, II? . a l I il il u tati :lb ;t 1 u -J l n Polly, cf .. a a ii a il 0 SMtriit.il too l n il f>MII, Il 111 I il 1 bjeinp; e It ii n |l ii i, Kelly, p .a o 0 i ?.' ii OSAKA .Mt It II IM A K "ill, ss a ii o a a 0 Huvm-II, ,-f ..-, a ?; i a n - i beaihaiii, .? r, o i ii o :i l?t?, Kil, ii. a n o ii n l SjMfiH a ti o i o o, Mein r .'i, i o ."nan, |i I ii ? his ' liralham, If ?? 0 Parley, III, I n >V< Ii il i n 0 iii a i 0 II loiai.??> a i 21 ? )'""":.- I 2 a I M II ? 8 0 It II KI Stone (tap a n 0 o o n I o i i a .010 0 0 Ii 1 0 ii a I for*! I- . hits?Huascll and S. Ulieatliam sine i. ,.,? by Kelly, 8; Uotcmau, 0. Haw on balls off Kelly. I; Lirfeman, G, .i-s - Iii? Stone i lap; i ? i iiuka.9 1 '"I.-Millerand Patrick. Statement of Sinking Fund) Coinniissioncrs. r'ullowiiig is a brief stntemeiil ol receipts and disbursements by ?lie Hoard of Sinking Fund Uom Jjjssioiiers of Big stone Gap, i jitoima, beginning with the itattt ..I I bo creation of (hi oiwrd, viz; November, lsiih, t ?"? including June 7th, 1010 : ItKOKIP I S Wttei um., roeelved. ?01,32-1 0? interest received. 7,818.00 iretl .inking fund . 825.00 OlSnURSEal KN'I'S >W.(88,011. M PC use. T 1270 06 War tarings stumps.. . . ..800.00 , '?' I i'l.i il M wans oiiUlandlng783 On ';* '! - retired , . lo.uno.ou ???'Ii on hand. 3J0.19 100,803.00 ?etal water work, bonds issued (46,000.00 lul1 and street Improve ""?lit bonds issued.ao.oOO.OO 'total bonds issued.$7?,0t>0.0ii t*u honJs retired .(10,000.00 " ' Hill outstanding.(60,000.00 For Sale, ;" acres of hind, a or 1 acres] ciearetl, balance in timber. One B?<Mi spring on place.. Located Beat Southern station. E, W, NlOKLSe, Pleads for Poor Children Tells Congregation of Many Pathetic Cases. Uev. C. K. Ploiisaitts, Held agent of the Children's Home Society, spoke in St. Paul's Kpis< copal church Sunday morning und made a strong and patriotic plea for the thousands of neglect od children in this state w h<> are boiiig destroyed liody mid soul for laid; of proper care ami train iii".. As lu- related incident af? ter incident of cases (hilt had coiuo under his observation, many persona in the congrega? tion were inured to tear-. He said that when prohibition came and drove the liquor from (In? state, it was hoped that condi? tions in this respect would im? prove, hul that the war followed closely upon the huel- of prohi? bition and brought with it a large unmher of "army orphans." lie told of a man who came to iiilll and -aid "My wife has proven herself to 'he unlit to bring up her children and mine. 1 love the children and want i hem properly reared, but I am a poor man and have to he ab? seil) all day earning the money with which to feed and clothe II.Ilildrcn. t an liol vmi help me for 111- ,.| |j?. |,t||,. lilies-.'*' Another working man came to him and said: "Several years ngq I lost my wife and had to entrust tl.an- of my little children to my daughter of four teen. And now -he has brought an infant into the family to In cared for. Can not you take charge of the infant'.1" A girl of eighteen eftiue to hi in and in an agony of g'irief Bit ill : "I come to yon in behalf of my aged father and mother. 1 have a sister only sixteen yours of ago who is the mother of .1 child lately bom, We do not know what to do, and I have come to you for advice and help." Mr. Pleasant?' territory is in Eastern Virginia, and lie said that the conditions to which he referred existed in this part of the -tale : and lie told of chil? dren who had been rescued in Newport News front it condition thai was far worse than death, he -aid. II.- -poke of the crowded con (lition of all the orphanages in Virginia and of the thousands of children on the waiting list. The society he repres.'iit.s is now rounding the sevcutediith year of its oxistoneo mid Hilda itself face to face with a deliciency of live thousand dollars. It. has no mean- of support save the con? tributions of the public. ? New? port News Times. This is Bpy Scout week. Mothers of Appalachia Organ? ize Club. A few mothers of Appalachia met at Christian Church at 2:00 p. m. May 30 for the purpose of organizing a mothers club The officers were elected : M ra. W. B. Peters, President; Mrs. c. D.Coruthors, Vice President; Mrs. VV. Al. Wade, Secretary; Mrs. N. E. Keller, Treasurer. Miss Madeline oldfiold, of the A. K. C, Washington, D. C, gave a most interesting tulk on the work of the lied Cross. Dr. Peters gave u valuable lecture on infant anil prenatal care. It was decided to meet every other Friday at thosame place and hour. This work is being done di? rectly under the Hod Cross, the object being to cut the infant mortality rato by giving good lectures, literature and steropti con slides. Every mother in? terested in the welfaro of her children is cordially invited to attond these mootiugs and tnko active part in thorn. Be prepared to become an as? sociate membor of the Boy Scouts. Norton Mine Rescue Station Norton, Va., Juno 14.?The question has often booii risked. "What is the Minn Koscue Sia t ion at Not ton. we liovor hour <>f If?" It is not tin- policy of tho U. S. Bureau of Minns to advertise their work. Tin? Mine ItosctlQ Station at Norton is one of seven stations and II Kail roail Mini' rescuo cars in ser vice of tlni I'. S. Bureau of mines, maintained for the pur? pose of assisting mine operators 111 case of mine ills.islets, mine Rres ami in any other way that the men or equipment, or lioth can be of any service to the mine operators. Norton station as well as oth? er stations or ears is equipped with ten self contained oxygen breathing apparatus, other equipment ami supplies that are at the service of the mine opor ators in case they are needed. The I". S. Bureau of Mines was first thought of in the year ll|07, when three mine disasters uccUretl in the Untied states, ami killed 080 men, This brought about the Tcchuilogical Branch of the I', s. fJooligicinl Survey This branch was to investigate mine disasters and mine I'm a i to their cause ami try to study sonie mentis to prevent their re occurance. This proved very' successful and helpful to tho mine operators of the United Slates. In the year 1010 it occurred to the mine operators that their men trained in llrsl aid to the injured also to the use and care of tin- selfconttiined oxygen breathing apparatus as these men can be of great tissitauce in time of disaster. They then made an appeal to Congress, and as a result the Ui S. Korean nf Mines was established. Placed under the direction ol Hon. .1. A. Holmes. It was til so placed under the Department of Interim with now Hon. Franklin K. I.am-, Secretary of the Department of Interior and Hon. Van II Manning as iliroc tor of the Korean of Mines, who is assisted hy it corps of the bent engineers thai can be found. Since the establishment of the Bureau of Mines, about 'Jo, 000 miners have received a course of instructions in first aid to I he injured and the list; and care of the oxygen breath ing apparatus. The Bureau id Mines also does a great deal of experimental and research work. The results of these ex? periments ami researches are written and print 1(1 for the benefit of the people who are interested and a limited nUmboi of each publican in are sent out free. The Norton station is now in charge of Mr. II. T. Williams, foreman of miner and Kyle ,1. I.lit/., first aid miner, who will be glad to explain more fully the work and purpose of the Bureau of Mines to anyone w ho is interested in its work. .loin the Boy Scouts. High School Commencement. The COIIIlhcnceiliOUl exercises of the Big Stone Gap High School begins with Baccalaureate Ser? mon Sunday morning, .lone lutli at I I o'clock in the High School auditorium. The sermon will be preached by Arch Deacon E. A. Rich, of Graham, Virginia, as listed by ttevs. -I. M. Smith and 0; W. Dean, of the Clap, The gradithlion excercisea will bo held Monday evening .1 tine Ittlll at 8:80 o'clock in High School auditorium. Diplomas will be awarded to the following : William Olilford Smith, presi dent, Valedictorian -. Helen By nisi lc McOormick, \ 'ice-presi? dent. Sulutatorian; Kenneth Bay Wolfe secretary ami treasurer; Boulali Klla Slielton, Historian Virginia Alberta Baker, Testa tor; Elsie Elizabeth Taylor, Mot toist; Juliet Parilec Knight Prophet : Kauuie Jane Kay, Gif torian ; William Tavenor Good loe, Poet; Susie Maxie Kilgore Essay ; Trinnan Hagau Kennedy Edward Everett Goodloe, Jr. Facts People Need to Knew Con? cerning the Children's Home Society of Virginia. Ten thousand of Virginia's little children, many of them belonging to oiir soldiers and saibnv, are in unfortunate con? ditions, and need homing. The society was chartered by Iho Virginia legislature in ItiOQ. The society receives no aid from the stale. It is supported entirely by voluntary offerings. The work is uitcr-dcuom I na? tional, and is worthy of the aid of every person. Who would not help to save a helpless, innocent child*.' The work of this society is supplementary to the work of our Orphanages and other chil? dren's institution-. The work does not conflict. In round numhers twenty-live hundred (S,5p0) little children have been gathered up, aided or homed. Last year, ending May l<t, lllill, one thousand, six hundred and forty 11,(510) were aided, handled or homed in one year. The recent epidemic of in llucnza is sending hundreds of motherless or fntlicrless little ones to our doors. This i- a plea to Y< >l to help. The call is iu the Name of the I INK who -aid, "Sutler the little children to come unto MK." Christian homes are found for these children. The society now has over elev? en hundred and forty-eight wards (1,1-18) who belong'to it legally. Tin- need i- imperative. ? A receiving home a necessity. Tie- campaign for funds with which to purchase the buildings i- to he held June l0-2fi, mill. ISverj one HELP; It Virginia people do not save Virginia's children, then Vir giiiia's children will not be sav? ed. ??Not every one that -ayetb Lord, Lord, hut he that doelh the will of the Lather." ??It is n.a the will of Mill' l ather ? * ? that one of the-e litt le one- should perish. " He an associate Boy Seoul. Mothers' Club Organized, On May ?.?Nth at J p. III. the mothers of platt .'!, Big Stone (lap, met at the home of Mrs. .1. M. Blessing to organize a mother-' club. Mis- Morgan gave a short talk on the care of the hah}-and showed some interest? ing slides from the war stricken territory in France. A cradle roll was started and nine babies' correct weight was recorded. De? lightful refreshments were serv? ed. Those attending were: .Mis. L. II. Nave. Mrs. W. L. Bishop, Miss Delia I'rideniore, Mis. K. A. Piaster-, .Mis. Neil Collier, Mrs. U. T. Potter, Mrs. Amanda Coeburn, Mrs. f. M. Ladens. Mrs. II. .1. Hunt, Mrs. \V. A. Blachel, Mis. .1. A. Tur? ner, Mrs. .1. M. Willis, Mr-, j W. W. ('leek. The young girls of plat t It. Big Stone Gap, met at the home of Mrs. .1. M. Blessing to organize a club, in which they will In- giv? en nursing and domestic science courses. Tin- following officers were elected: Miss Ora Oloek, captain ; Miss Susie Kilgore, first lieutenant ; Miss Muy Willis, secoud lieutenant. ANNOUNCEMENT illlL'KDHY LOGS WA.N'TKD. - for delivery after August 1st, at Li? Stone Gap and Rast Bs? Stouu Gap, or nenrby points, on L. & X. and Southern Railway, ! Do not cut trees before August 1st. For specifications, prices ? und further particulars, write T. W. Minton & Company, Barbotirville, - : - Kentucky Epworth League Conference.' The 27tli annual meeting of the liolston Epworth league Conference will convene in Kno.x-' vilie, June 28-27. The ineoting will lie held in Broad Street church, and tho League Union, 1 if Know ill,., will entertain the ] conforonee. Knoxville i< perhaps the ceii- J lei of league activities in the jonforence, ami it is possible ' that no district in Southern , Methodism is organized as thoir- ( Highly and as enthusiastically as i Knoxville district; They are i planning big things for the con? ference; and it is expected that : every one who attends will find it the best of the many success fill conferences liolston has held. Among the speakers are Kev. Prank V. Jackson, Kev. P. L. Cobba, Bcv. J. M Carter, l>r. J. A. Burrow. and Kev. K. S. Stewart, Missionary from Japan. Bishop Denny ha- I.it invited to attend the conference, and it is Imped that he will he there. The liolston Bp worth League i'(inference llus year is planning to meet their live vear assess, meat of HI. Inn.no for the Mis nioiiary Ceitteiidry, which is the biggest undertaking in the his? tory of the conference. It is expected that the largest delega? tion in the history of the confer? ence w ill attend. flu- nfticera of the conference a re: II. I". Polls, president. Ab iiigdmi, Va. Karl llarmeliug, vice-presi? dent , Bristol, Va. ?lohn (iood, treasurer, Knox? ville, 't'emi. Kloyd Kro.vn..rotary, Ivnn.v ville, Tonn. Ml-s Nellie Nichols; uiis-ioti lirj superintendent, Knoxyille, Temi; Walter Neal, junior and in? termediate superintendent, t 'hat - liumhgu, Tonn. Theatrical. line would think that every thrill; every act of reckless daredeviltry, had been injected in William S Hart, photo dramas. However, thin famous western charautet always lig Uros in Home new and startling adventures. l-'or instance, ill " The Narrow Trail," the initial llICO-ArtcrafI picture, which will he seen at tin- Ainuzu tomorrow, Hart portrays an outlaw who falls nailer the influOiicu of a beuuti fill gill. lie loves her with all the desperate passion of w hieb his wild nature is capable, and determines to reform. In do? ing tins, his .source of income is naturally shut oil. and he is in trying straits for ready cash Just at this crisis, u dig Itndeo is to be held in a nearby city. A cash prize is offered for I he principal event a "jump in the saddle and away" race? and tho outlaw determines to enter himself and his. Pinto po? ny. In doing so he knows he is taking a tremendous risk, ns tin- peculiarly marked pony is known to the sheriff and his deputies; but, goaded by neces? sity he takes a chance, and in the presence of a crowd leaps into the saddle. It is during this wild ride with its throngs of contenting Cowboys that excitement rises to its highest pitch. Girl Scouts Meet at East Stone Gap. The llirl Scouts of Bast Stone Qap, in charge of Miss Christie Jones, met at the school house at 'J. p. in. Thursday May 29th. The second nursing demon? stration, was given Miss Sallie llurk, being the demonstrator und Miss Kate Bledsoe, the sub. joct. Miss Nora Spencer Humner,! from Richmond, gave a most] interesting talk. Those attend? ing wero: Misses Muttie Scott, Keua Oilly, Eula ilurd, Dorothy Hilly, tiruco and Uuby Stewart, Don nie Wells, Stella T?te, Vio? la Elliott, Byrd Galloway, Anna Boso, Sally Oilly, Edith Wamp ltir,< )ttie Johnson,Thelmu Hood, Nora Wells, Beul ah Giles, Mundo Wells,Navolle Deiuiison, Ksther Stewart, Pearl Galloway and French Taylor. EMORY AND HENRY COLLEGE NOTES An Organization u> he known as the "Emory and Henry Booster Club" is one of the ro cent advancements of Kmorv anil Henry College. The chili has for its purpose, primarily, the Bunding of the news items to the city anil local news pa? pers of Southwest Virginia arid Hast Tennessee in order that 61d students and friends of the college may receive weekly news regarding tho college und its associate organizations. This club is a student organisa? tion but expects to cooperate with the college in that it pro? poses to procure the names of prospective students and to have these name-, placotl upon the mailing list of 'be college publications The following Btudends have been elected as otllcors of the club for the term of IfttO 11)20" B. B Terrv, President; B. I.. Black well. Vice President; I'. B. Mouth ii. Secretory ami Treas? ury . I ii t he t iutliopa in i dternry Society the following stildeuds were winners in the recent con? test, Maiden I'.. Jennings, of Jonesville, Vu.. best Dobntora' Contest, John G, Anderson, of Bristol, Vo ln the llermesian Literary Society .). K. Anderson was the successful contestant Hi the Im proveuieni Contest in debate llertncsiuu liest Debaters I'on test was held .1 line 7. The Wesley mi Sunday School class composed of students of the college together with Dr. D. IL Munson ns ieucher enjoy? ed a delightful picnicing near Debusks .Mill Sunday, dune I. Swiiniuing, eat i tig refreshments, and relating college jokes were the favorite pastimes of the oc? casion. Big Deal in Coke 11 is learned that one of our hig operations has just closed a contract for |2ft0,0fK) tons of coke at the price ol Jttl U ton. When it is borne in mind that coke has been sluggish for some lime at f-l.fl'J to ; l.7e a ton, the sigui licaiu.f this big siilo becnme apparent. Other operators are booking splendid orders, and soon the glarti of the burning ovens will light up the heavens above Wise County with a lurid gleam. That spells good times for all. ?Norton Progress. Lawn Party. Mir.. .1. I.. NlcCormick enter? tained very delightfully Friday evening from oigllt thirty until eleven thirty with a lawn parly, uomplimontnry to the graduat? ing class ami faculty of the public school. Japanese Linters were hung from the trees, giving the spa? cious lawn a festive appearence. Some of the guests played hearts ami rook at tallies in the reception hall and parlor while others danced on the veranda to the music of the victrola. Iced punch was served lo the guests during the evening in the rone arhor. At the close of the evening the hostess served lidlicious strawberry icecream und cake The Seniors present were: Misses Fannie Ray, Helen .Me Cormick, F.lsio Taylor and Vir? ginia Baker. Messrs. Clifford Smith, Kenneth Wolfe and F.d ward (ioodloe. < Ubers present wore Misses Cassie DuVal, Olga Horton, Grace Long, Frances Scott, of Knoxvillc, Kathleen Knight, Kate Lewis Pettit, Nemo Vine? yard, Mary Lee Maiden and Nancy Dixon. Messrs Owen B. Fanley, 1'. 11. Graham, Simon Banks, Charles Duffy and G?r? den Voting, of Stonogii. G. M. Brace, wife anil .Mrs. Maggie Smith, of Bluefield, mo tored through Big Stono Gap last week,spending a night in Lebanon going anil returning with their cousins,Mr. and Mrs. M. H Musaor. They were join? ed horu by Miss fleorgie Satter field, who accompanied them to the flap, where a reunion of ! tho Smiths family was held J and very much enjoyed. --Leba uon News.