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The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL- XXVN1 8IG STONE GAP.. WISE COUNTY. VA./WEDNESDAY"! APRIL 7. 1920 ~'~ ~^T~]T Club Meeting AI tin- regular meeting of Hie Young Men's Uliib, held at Hi. (own hall last Friday night, it ?aas rc|s>rted thai tin- building syndicate was organized at n s|.ial meeting on Thursday high) kind they wonh) mow pro i-eeil in get the necessary hioney hii the hull.ling program could gel under way us soon a- piissi hie. The Hig Stone Hap Laud Company ha- let tin- etintrtiel lor tin- enlist met i.I Iwti houses ami work oii I hem will coimilciu-c at an early date, W. I'. Maker hi'iiug the -tjieeesk; lul 1.1.1.lei. The committee that was tip poiilteil tit a reeeut meeting of the elkilj lo look info the ...loll lion ol tin- low it's -Heels, ro.els mailt .iikI other lieltermentH re ported thai th.-y ha.I held one meeting. The coiniuiltee ivas addressed by Limit. Story'i saiii Itiry engiueer. who wa- uplioinl ed lo make a survey of the Saul tar) loiiililioiis in Soulhwesl Virginia^ Lioiil. Story* ?s (ulk Consumed iliost ..I tie- eVI'lliilg and th.-r.-lore lit t It- w.uk was ac coUiplishl'tl Ivy I lip eiiliiliiitiee, hut limy were, however, uitmli ph-a-.-d lo have ihi-i geld lelllliu with t Ii. in. w hoe Ial!. wa- in tere-t ing and helpful. A good roads meeting will he held at W i-e on Monday, April IPth, and It pi..imse- I.i he Ii ifell II I IK' I'lilty IIS the good load eiilhusiitsts in this sei-tiuti me alien.led |,y iiieiiihers kiinttieky and Virginia i-dii.inissiouH and p. speakers from ityer the slate wi address i h gathei iugi I I V'oiing Men's i |ui. w ?-ist on re old a- helt'riily luidorsjnj' tl le hi will tiorsh-v reported lh.lt the low u oilieial- wer.- diligently eul'lire illg the lo. .1 health laws will, ? n lew towards p'litcing (fig Stone i ia|i on a sanitary basis. In i his Inns ev ei'j In- said l Iii ) w ere m.-eling w ill. a lew obstacles in the way of te.Tmi.il point - thai ;ii..-r, ilieif work would continue .,- lapidly a- po-ihle. a- the ll) ,a on s.i Would he lielO. Bond Election For Richmond Magisterial District Will Be Held on April 24th. Tin- bond el.-e! inn to ascertain the W i-hes of the Voters of I he Kiehiiionil Magisterial District regarding the issuing of hands for the improvement of Ihc roads of the district will lie held oil Saturday, April -2 1th, instead ol (he ??ili as Mated in our his! is? sue, ll Is thought there will he very little opposition in this election and that the large ma? jority of voters of tin- district are in fa \ or of these bonds which will put our roads, now badly hi need of repairs, iii lii'st class eb|i; dit inn. Time was when we Ameri? cana were a remarkably healthy people. But judging from the number of those who have de? veloped acute "stomach iron tile" ill these "dry" times, one is foreed to the sad conclusion thai we are- a diaintegratiiig race. RICHMOND DISTRICT SCHOOL LETTER Dear h'ellow- Workers: A Utile Incident. Some lltl) s nun ||||> supervisor visited a School where lie miss ? ii ?????* of I Ii.' older ho) * >\ litllll In' llinl pieviollslv tiiilu-.il ar?a sCrieils au.I si mitt.ns fellow. tin1 itlipiliv In- fi.im.l id,. Inn litnl gone I" vv.iiK .\ few IiiiIII'h Inter tin. supervisor happened tn rail at the bny's buhle in in ?pure where another purl) lived I he liuj had been siek ami was nt Inline A lew words were spoken .if appreciation Of the hiij llliiiofet.urngcilicul. The lad Was invited to return to sehn..I Ami he did. W hen the supervisor visited the school again t Ii. 11- w as the hoy work-1 IIa K luird ami cheerfully! This ellltliee word may mean much io tin- future of tliis hoy. And, fellow teachers, vimr friendly visits and kind words are mean ing mote than you know in shaping the lives Of the children in > our classes. Closlni Hvertiscs. W e hope no school w ill lei ll.e year eh.se w nimm some form of closing exercises The mure that is iiiadii of these the Letter. They need not he elaborate. Nor Heed they lie OXhuUHlihg. Ih'giii now In select suitable in.H.Mini ami to have it prepar e.' Thus there w ill be no rush at the last of the year. Kvery grade Should bo represented in tins work. There should be singing ninl recitations, drills mill perhaps a short play. Ami Ulllch should be mini.Mil the pu? pils who have completed the n nl I. i.l the grades. ihr Count) fair. And ever) school should he planning to do something worth while nl tin- Inn Let every pu pd have chance In show what he can do Mr. Worrell's Visit, ll was a real treat tn have ?\ ith us K. K Worrell, Stnlo su? pervisor of i ural schools. He I spent last Thursday in the i'Ouiii) sai.i Kellv brought linn ti. the district ami we vis H .l Viidoi ii. i is.itkit, Ho.la and I Kieler sawmill. Alme schools ,v na id have I.u visit, d had the inn.' sullied Mr Worrell scented much pleased with the work In- witnessed. Another >ear lie hopes to Illlike two vis iis tu some of lliii schools to Hce loin uiiich improvement is iiiitdo dm ing t he ) ear. Ainuiii; ihe Schools, MisS Virginia linker will take up ilu work at lilihbdeil left by Miss Hud.He, tiegiuniug April 1. |'i,,i Sevier II. Meado will re? open I he school at liitnan next M.lay. Alis Taylor is giving up the pr.iuiarV department at Arno. The vacant?) will be promptly Tilled. K.iSl Stone I lap High School is to have one of its lloiipio and interesting entertainments next! Saturday, April II. Supl. Kell) al Kuaiiute. Si'ipl Kellv weiil to Koahoke eail> in the week lo attend a ennfercuce of superintend, tils. Wild Lai Commiinil) i ?,<?.? The people al (ireton are to becougriitllliiteil on llie nil -rest the) me taking III the School ami community. Miss Verdi lilies, of Big Stone Hap. has been in charge of tins school during tin- year ami has done good work. Several mouths ago a COtntnithity league was urgaii i/.ed and K is doing smile real things lor the school Lamps have been purchased for the school A new bridge has been built across the creek that Hows by ib.- building, Other things will lie planned. All citizens interested in the progress of the schooi are given a cordial invi latlOll to join their fellow Citi? zens in Ibis work. t I KCl. A JoKOAN, Hurul Supervisor. NOTICE A dividend of one and one half per cent U k > on the par value uf each share of Preferred stock of this company for the quarter ending March 31; 1920, has been declared payable on or before April is, I'.ein, to pre ferrotl stockholders of record al close of business .March :il, 1920 K bnt?okv i ItII.IT!es fJOMFANY, Ll-ll A A. Tuttle, Secretary School News K.tit.'.l by the Senior Uhtxi Tin) follow mg Kastor program wn? rendered by the Hig Stone (lop High Sclibol Friild) morn nig I Allrhtjak (.'liorua Juiikirx Stoty:'A Stumlay nMoy ah tirade I? S?ili|r: Waken ftoblii Uli limit! I A i lilltt'-i siory ol Kastei Dili and ttb llrade ". Sinuc (JlillM Ar'""1 Kai ull v It lltble Heading Tili jfraife : ICtMllliiK I.oveliiiiuorlal mil tirade H Sftig: KasUei l.illie.-. ilril (trktle II An KaMur Story ftth tirade Hi Kader Carol ' .Kauiilty I'lite stage w;ih beautifully decorated witli Kanter lillieH ami polled plants. ?? 1' belli Josh," a play to be given f>?r the behetll of (lib iith mlio association, is almost reaily hir. presentation. If you like plays full of pop ami fun mixed with real philosophy there is a roul treat in store for you I'e hilril not to miss it. This play will bii given tirtit at St.gu on lit.* utglit of Wed? nesday, April 7 tit the theater, add later it will be given at the Appalaehia ami Itig Stone (hip High Schools ' liir igii Im playeil a challenge game tii Wise Satiirilay with (In- school basketball team there. Among those whose opinions are of real value, there Seems to bo a splendid smIiooI spirit now. If you know an much as you should know about oiirsehiiol, yoll know it is hard lo heat. VYe ate always glad lo have you help Us either In criticism, or by the good old way of put ting a shoulder 10 the wheel and making things go. How much of your duty tire you leaving Undone'; Mrs. Elizabeth E. Gilly. In the passing away of Mrs. Kli/ahoth Hilly Itig Stone (lap loiil one ol its' old"-! and llloSl loved citi/eu-. heiiig SM year- til age. Her death iieiuiiiVd oii the night of March llltli, HI'JM. She was flic daughter of I sin It .lone- and I'i illy Wat son fl.lavis) Jone-. Hei father and nlnthcr moved from Turkey Cove, l.bo county, to (lilt In a I 1.1 IViWeU's Valley, Wise county, in i?iio, whore Mrs. Hilly wa- born. There were four children ill till' family, Virginia, Kluabcih, I'id? ly Ann ililil II. I', .lone-, all of w hom have puBseii on to the nth er world. i Hi the I lib (lay of De,?emher, lNfiil, -he was mule.I in mar? riage t.. .lohn I',, t'tilly by Alex. Vance, an old pioneer preacher. They began housekeeping here in the (lap; hill sniiii the (Jit il wtir eailio nil and her husband Volunteered for service in the Confederate iirniy and lot four long and tl read fill years they were torn apart. She went buck to the valley and lived near h. r relatives during tin lour years her husband wa- in the army; Then' -he laced bravely tin hardship- ami perils so common lo those trying years. < >u>- of the most valued possessions loft lo her children is a number of lender loyii lid tors written to her by her husbumt during I Im-.? tour year- of separation and great danger. She was tin- ami her of nine children: Alpha Morliiin; <i..r don Karly'j Krancess Oiuega, Mol lie Virginia, Nancy Venus, Sah lie KliZabeth, Isiah Tilden, Juuies Klumiry Slialcr ami I-'..Ina Wiitson, all of whom uri- living except Alpha Meli.tin, who died about twenty year- ago. In lie- fall ot ISSl they moved to jtiji Stone lilip which has bi-en the homo of the family since that time. Mr. (Jilly died about :U years ago; hence was placed upon the moth? er's shoulders the entire le-poli gibility of raising that large family. And like a Ini'e mother in Israel she faced the ro?|?oiisi bility unflinchingly. With an unfaltering courage und unshak? en faitli in tii,.I she reared those children to honorable and useful manhood und womanhood. A few days before her death -he re luted to her pastor the story of her life. She spoke of her hus band's death thirty-one years ago und bow she hud missed him through all these years. She told how she trembled in Ihoj face of tli" grotiI responsibility placed iiiwin lier. And (hen she tblil how her husband, who was an earnest (Jhristian, prayed lie; fore Iiis death hir lier and the children, that CJoii woiild take care of them and give tin- moth? er grace and strength id raise I hem right. Thon, with 'hilling] race, -In- added, "thsl has gra-| ciotisly answered those jiraycrsV I believe it was by my husband*-* prayer- ami Chill's guiding hand I have beeil abb- to bring up my children. Here liiey lire and 1 am not ashamed of thetti." And in w itlieSS ot thai all id Hie i hil ilronj with very few exceptions, are curliest l'hri-t ian-. She ex? pressed Ihe conviction th.it dur? ing Huise lliirty-uiie yearn her husband's angel presence had liovered hear her. I lm deepest satisfiiel.of her old ago and last day- canto from the faet that her children and I graiidehililrnii coidjl In- with Ik-i. f The lender ministries of her I children during tier declining) days hear witness to I lit* doaih- i loss hold (hat saintly innllicr had I upoii Hiidr hearts. Night and} ?lay' they iniiiistered to her as tenderly a- if -hi- had I.ii an! infant in their arms. She leaves behind night children, twentyI night grandchildren and sixtech great grandchildren. Kiiriy-eighl \ ears ago at tin- old church ill Modulo liap siie w.i- i- inverted i under the preaching of HcUlii/ti .Steel, 01. Um 1.1.1 Methuiiisl pioneer preachers in t Iii - .-.111111 ry, Sin- lived and trusted in Ciini and walked with Hod b) t.nili and when tl.ml ol hei- hart lily lit.- came it liroughl beautiful visions of tin- great life ahead; She called Hi.' children In hoi: bedside and told them, ?r tried to tell ill.-Ill, ot the wiiitdei fill Illing-- -In- -aw in tin- -pirililal world opening up to Ihm-, ami when the end I'liuili sllil VV.IM in.I afraid. Tin: Psislox 11I a Soul. \ ml Hu- Ii ill til ilu- iiu.-ii-.il swept :,roiiint, flu- Iiively f..1111 of I lit- I.v ml I1..1111.I 1. Ii nun. iiol; slil.riinj ? here mi liiifli. I I..- stars K'?*w ,|"" ?'? pis-.d Ihem l>jr I Anil Ilia earth WiiH n.-o-i lealn s.i hi iglil, (f'lir a vml hail slippi-.l frniii Ii- place that night Electric ami Watet Plant Shut Down. Clinton, Kentucky, 11 city of ?J.'ioo population in Western Ken? tucky, is Without iv liter and electric lights after enjoying these utilities lor more than ?U years. Tlie people ate Using Kerosine lumps, carrying lan? terns at night and packing Wit? ter from neurbv springs ami wells. The local company was 1111 utile to cope with the increased eost of coal, labor and uperulihg supplies and bad In shut down the plant. The eil) then nil deriook to operate the property, but found it loo expensive ami closed down. Ii is reported that the local commercial club has tuiSeil $10,000 which will he ottered as a bonus In any one who will purchase and operate lilt' plants. A well known bus? iness mail of the town stated Unit real estate lias depreciated very much in value and that people are leaving for places (hat can atTord substantial util? ity service. GOVERNMENT LANDS Applications having been made for all the irrigable farms available this month in VV.yo ining. it is necessary for those wanting auch farms to await another opening. There are available at all times however, Cheap govern lltenf lands, which may he ob tallied on easy terms, through suitable application and resi? dence, ami other opportunities, especially favorable for ex.ser? vice men, may be offered dur? ing this year. Home Service Section, A,ILO. later will be glad to furnish such information as it has, or may require, to those who ap? ply for it. FOR SA1.I-: Kive passenger T.ilS model Kord louring ear. Apply to W. T Uoodloe, city, ?adv. County Police At t Im- special term of the| Circuit Court fur Wise county,! hclil mi last Thursday. the J?tlt of March, Judge Skeen di. reeled an order removing from! office nil county police hereto- j fore appointed for Wise county, I except those vvhii have been appointed since the new Code went iiito elTccl, The new Code which became effective on the l.lih day of Januars. 1920, changes the former law govern I ing Ibii appointment of county police by providing that tlibj shall execute a bond in the pen? alty of live hundred dollars be? fore entering on the duties of the oltiee. Another change made by the new Code is, that such nflicOrs may now be ap? pointed either by the court, or by the judge in vacation. The provision of the new Code re ipiiriug tl.xecutioii of n bond. a- construed by Judge Skeen, has the ell'cct of depriving such olllccrs of any authority to act. until after they have executed the n ipiircd bond. It was staled by Judge Skeen in connection With this order, tha' since all Blich otlicers will have to execute the bond re ouired by the new Code before they have any authority' to act. and inasmllch as a great many of such officers appointed in this county during the past few years have ceased to be active, it would lie best to wipe the -l ite clean, ami make new up pointmcntH under the pro. visioilS of the new t 'oile. All mining or manufacturing companies requiring additional police protection at. then plants, and all interested citizens ill communities where additional police protection is needed should apply t o t he l 'ireuit Court, or to .Illdge Skeeo III VII cation, for the appointment ol such otlicers Theatrical. "Auction of Soul-,' which is in I,.- presented at the A inn/.il I in it11 tomorrow 1 I'bnrsday I litis the unusual distinction bl having a leading Woman who actually enacted the original scenes w Inch I be mot ion pic? ture reproduces Miss Aurora Mai digaui.in, the girl who has the leading role, is not u motion picture actress, but was induced to act for the flliiis jusl w hat she purs inally passed through in A ruienia hi I ill .'? .Mis-. Mardigaumn ,s iiiexpe rience before tin- cenn ra is nut apparent in the picture for she holds up her own end as well IS ill!) of the tegular actors I'm Imps lier art is that bora the vivid memory of the horrible scene.-, lllrotigh which she pass ed before escaping froin bor na? tive land to come to America for further relief. Sin- is the daughter of a for? mer prosperous banker at liar pout, ami was thirteen years old when tin- wm broke out. Iteing i beautiful girl slu- attracted a rUrkish idtieiiil who wished to (mike her Ins wife, imposing upon her his own religion ami the lowly stale of Turkish wo inun. Her father refused to give her up. When the liia.-isueres ol the Armenians started, car. ro d mi by lint Turks under a secret agreement with the Her? mans, the Mobaiiiinednus made further elVorts to get possession of the girl. After seeing her father, mother, two brothers and three sisters brutally slain, she entered upon a series of ail ventures which prove that life may bn more exciting than the wildest dream of the llctioilisl. She goes through an untold succession of horrible scenes, (?scapes from the l urks, is cap lured by the wflll Kurds, of the desert, sold us u slave, put in tl harem,lakes refuge with monks, und at last is saved by tint Brit isb, who sent tier to Ameiica w in-re she has talked and writ? ten of and dually .icted out her ? ex ooriences. In "Auction Souls," which in tin- story of her harrowing yours in Armenia, every detail Iof thi' story follows thu actual experiences of Miss Mardigan i.in, mid the report to the Unit ' I'd Stall's, of Viscount .laiiicrt I'ryce, former Knglish UlllUttS stidor tu the I iiited State?, who directed the investigation of the 1 Armeniuu uirneitios.?miv. Death of Mrs. Kibler. Sunday morning, March 28th, ut >,:''< u. in., death entered the home nf tin' Kidler family at iVppalachia and claimed all that wan left to their children, their mother, It was very unexpect? ed, both tu her family ami at lending physicians. Although sin- sucmed tn realize the enil was near, as she often spoke of going and left the bright testi? mony that all was rtghl be I w een lier and her Creator. Life's hiirdeus seemed greater; than she CO?ld hear since 1st hived companion bad goitu for she was no dependent on him for comfort and consolation. She felt she could Out go filllli er alone. AlllinUgh she was II devilled and loving mother, self sacrificing in every respect for their hnppim-ss she felt like their young shoulders were hei? ter able to hear the tuir.lens of life than hers. She had been in poor health for the past ten years, seldom able to perform her h ilisehohl duties. Her death has east a gloom over the entire communi? ty ami BUrirouniiihg towns. All who knew her loved lier for lind never made a tiu-r no. tiler friend, wife or ?mother. Ii seemed hard when lite f it her was so suddenly taken jllsl ihn weeks before, hut with the toother left the home was sun there, but iiow the huine is completely broken Up. We often w.ler win lh.it both had lo lie taken, liiii it is not for us In question tic will ol i i...I. Mrs. Kibler was a great silfi ferer during her last Illness as she was lllllictcd with asthma, but her death was Cllllsed h\ heart failure, and tl.al came peacefully and ipiic'l) while she slept. Mrs Kibler was born Nnvein her lsi.7, at Si All.aus, \\ Va , married December ..' .. Ism, to llenj !?'. kibler. 1-0 ii is union eleven children word boru.liusband and two children, II.tun.ih ami Donald, haying gone on before I ho repi lining eliildren, VV V Kibler, Mrs. W. I'' (,'oiuan, Kriinees, II.den. It I il iii-In-, Hi ii.-c, Alma, June and Nell, were at her bedside when the end came ?osides iier children she leaves one daughter in law, two sons hi law, six grand children, vir.Im were preset)i at the end. She also leaves four brut tiers and two sisters, t hie brother, i'. t i Weld, and one sister, Mrs W A Wime, nf Huntington and st ivlbliiis, W. Viti, intended her funeral. She was laid to rest beside her husband in Highland cemetery at Norton under it Mo? ral bower moistened by tears of loving friends and loved ones. This is indeed a sad day fur this once happy home, hut there j never was a cloud so black that .lid not have a silver lining Card of Thanks. Words are inadequate to t bank the many tri.Is for their k mil noils and help during Hie illness and deulh of our darling moth? er, Mrs It V.. Kihlor. and for the beautiful llorai iilforiug* Ksj.Hilly do we wish to thank those who so kindly vol? unteered the Use of their cars. May each of you be long spared such agotli/.ing sorrow1: lier Children; llrother and Sister. Now at Belgrade. Miss Kiigcmu Humgardner, formerly of Hig Stone < lap, w In, has been in l*'ra.i su. the boginhiug of lie- Kuropotiit w ar eogageil in war work ami as? signed lo the clerical depart, meilt al a Paris headquarters, bus entered the lied fross ac? tivities and is at present in itel grade, Servia.w here she expects lo remain for several mouths before being transferred to a |iost in Constantinople. Notice lo Physicians of Wise County. We having; been unpointed sole distributors .>(' the Uilliluml Laboratories, biological prod? ucts, we heg to announce that ?? wn have now a complete stock uf these products on bund. ?>r ders will receive nur most prompt attention and will ho tilled nidy with the freshest ami therefore the most effective product in this line. ll-U Kki.uy Dkiki Company.