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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.

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