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% xxvm b,g stone gap. VvTse county. va.. wednesday. november 3, 1920 No. 44 |eturns Indicate That Harding Is Elected By Largest Ma? jority In Country's History C. 8. SLEMPJE ELECTED Defeats Soldier Candidate l$y Over Four Thousand Voles in Ninth Districl Senator Warren G. Harding, of Ohio, Re jjubliean candidate, will be the next president jfthe United States, having defeated Gov irnor James M. Cox, the Demcratic candidate iy a majority that will probably exceed any lote ever accorded a presidential candidate. Eox conceeded Harding's election Tuesday fight at II o'clock. The states of New York ind Pennsylvania each gave Harding nearly million majority of votes. The following table shows the electoral [vote in each state for the two candidates: tt Cox Harding lama. 12 IIIKIIH. '.' onu. .. :t H'oiiiK.'i'licut. ~ California. 1,8 Colorado . 0 lelawaro .;. ?! Il?ridu . U Georgia.? ? ? ? 11 Illinois . iwd . |8 Idaho. ? luilianu .. .*. l? K Ulsan . l'J Kentucky . 18 Louisiana . 10 Mississippi . 1" Maine. Massachusetts .... 's Maryland . 8 Michigan. 16 Missouri . 18 .Montana . * Minnesota. N..r111 Carolina 12 N'ew Jersey. M K'ew York ..... 16 Ijjow Hampshire .. N'obratiku . ri North Dakota. ?' N'ew Mexico. :( Nevada . Oregon. ?* Oklahoma. 10 Ohio. 24 Pennsylvania. Hhodo Island . >' South Uarolina. .. South Dakota. -r' Tennessee . 12 Texas . 20 Utah. I Virginia. 12 Vermont. 4 Woal Virginia. Wisconsin . U Wyoming . "> Washington. 7 Totals. lf.7 304 Necessary to elect, 260 The nfticinl returns of the counties comprising the Ninth I'istrict will show approximate? ly t'ougressiunn Slemu's major' ily: j Counties Slenip Handy ! Wise.1100 I Leo..-. 850 : Scott. 45.') Diejconson. 60 Buchanan. 60 HiiHsell. 125 Tii/.owoll. 825 Bland. Washington. 800 Wytho. 750 Smyth. 463 ''ulaski . 7;". Uiles. 175 Hristol (Jitv. 700 Totals WISE COUNTY VOTE Following is tin? uuoflicial majorities of the various voting precincts in Wise county: Precincts Slcmp Dandy Hig Stone (lap . IS Bast Stono Chip. 31 Appnluchia .ij>2 StOUega.92 Blackwood . IS Norton. 100 Wist! .liiO Ooeburii .392 Konring Kork . . 72 Virginia pity .... I t Kouud Top..132 linbodon.120 Tucoihn. M Cane I'utoh.72 'totals .t,3iU 173 Following is tbo vole receiv? ed by each candidate in Big I Stone Oup, I Cox.ton Harding.338 [Handy.-137 Steirip .422 Glass .&87 I 1'ollard. 32 Thoy say one kind of a brave I man is the fellow who goes home at three o'clock in the morning without removing his shoes before opening the door. 1 in l we don't know?we've never had the courage to try Ihn experiment. This world is full of people who know how to run the oth? er fellow's business, but uro never aide to make a success of their own. The time of the Christmas turkey draws near, when a few fortunate ones may he ahle to exchange tiieir hank uccounts for a bird. The government has duly and officially decreed that woman is man's equal, but we venture the prediction thut she will not insist upon her new biirn rights when it comes to build the tire on a cold winter morning. When prices come down to earth again it is to be imped On,lid comes with them. Wed ding bells are becoming rusty from too much iuieness, und the county clerk and the preachers need the fees. Water Dam Will Be Built at Big Cherry j by Town of Big Stone Gap. j The contract bas been lot l?y j the town of Big Stone Gap to Simpson & Crawford, contract? ors, to erect a water dam at Big| t'bi'rry for the purpose of stor? ing water sufficient to supply the town during I bo dry season, simitar to ile- oin- wo went through during tin- past three weeks. At present the only water that comes into the water main is what comes down the mountain stream and during a prolonged dry spell this is not sufficient to supply tin- needs of the people <>f l ho town. The dam to ho erected will be located at a point where the mountains hourly comes to? gether and a?bvo it.the surface broadeus out almost level ami is u natural place for a dam of this kind. The dam will have a foundation bl ten foot wide and! will extend eleven feet above the ground and when lull will, cover abolit thirty acres of] water or nearly one hundred million gallons, liioro than enough for i It j town all Sil iii-1 iner. The dam will he built of rock and Concrete and will lie v. r> substantial. WUrk h is already been commenced nil it and the contractors ex pect to get at least the foundation in boforO winter sets in. rHE FOURTH ROLL CALL i bice every > ear the American Ked Cross calls on the Ameii cau people to renew their mem? berships in the organization or to take out initial memberships if they have never done so be |fore. This is the Ued Cross Unit t all. It is urge hi, howev er, that the people understand that the Ked Cross is not conducting a cam? paign fur larjje funds, hut is mukiutf its annual survey ol the roster of members, collcct jing next year's dues from those already on its hooks and aiTonl ling the others a chance to share in its w irk. We should carefully guard against any unconscious attitude of apology iii calling on (he |.pie; wo should feel that we are oil. line; them an opportunity (hat every red blooded, broad minded, hie; hearted American ought to welcome-one of participation in the Unrest service known to the world today. The Ued Cross does not as. some a suppliant attitude to ward the people; neither does it seek to coerce or force them in to joining in its work against their will. U simply lays be fore them honestly, uCOUrdtcl) and in its entirety a report of what the organization?their Organization?lias accomplish? ed in the year just past, and presents them with an outline of the tasks confronting it in the year lo come. On the basis of the recognized needs exist ing and the peculiar lit11088 of the Ued Cross organization lo meet and cope with those needs, we can with dignity and assur? ance call upon any American citizen lo enroll its haulier. Preaching at East Stone Gap Baptist Church. Friday night of this week al 7 :80, Uev. A. L. Shumate will I preach at the Kast Stone (lap Baptist church: Kvorybody is welcome. Where to Worship Sunday. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Kov. James M. Smith, Pastor. Sunday School at 0:45, W. .1. Smith, Superin? tendent. Preaching at 11:00 by tl>u pas? tor. Ohriatiau Endeavor meeting 7;00 p. m. Everybody is cordially invited to attend the.su SOrvices. BAPTIST fill ItCli Rot. A. I.. Shumate, Paator, Sunday School 0:46, W. T. Ooodloe, Superin? tendent. Preaching at 11 .-00 by tbo paa? tor. It. Y. P. U, at 5:80. Evening ser? vice at 7 :i!0. Prayer meeting every Wed? nesday night si 7:30. Everybody wel? come. Come out to theo services. M. E. CHURCH, SOUTHs Kuv. 0. W. Dean, Pastor. Sunday School at 10:00. J. S. Uamblen, Superin tiiudenl. Preaching at 11:00 by the pas? tor. Prayer meeting every Wednesday night at 7:45. A welcome lor you. Red Cross Seals Richmond, Oct. 28.?Prepar? ations are well undor way for the sale of tuberculosis Christ? mas Beals und committees have already been formed in a largo minilu'r of counties to take charge of this work. Mutori Us are in hand at state hcadquar tors ami will shortly be distrib? uted to the agents in every county. Communities having organi? zations interested in health work can secure not less thm l.r> per cent, of the gross pro? ceeds obtained from the sale of seals to be used locally in tu? burculosis work. i>r. Hoy K. Klannagm. the director of the Virginia Tuber? culosis Association, is suggest? ing a number of ways in winch the community's share of the funds realized may be spent. Prom (?100 to J-?OOcould be used in part payment of a communi? ty school nurse A health sur? vey could be made for $200. A white patieiit could be support ed at a State tuberculosis sana? torium for six months for $125; a colored patient for $75: In? stinctive and interesting sots of posters could be supplied to 35 schools for flnO. 30,000 indi? vidual drinking cUps could be provided school chil Iren at a ?ost of $300 Paper towels suf licieut for 200 child'en would cost t'.io. Services of a doctor for clinic purposes for two hours per week could be seeur. ed for nine months f r $3ti0. t?quipment for a clinic could be obtained for $125. These sug? gestions include a iiumber of way shy which the proceeds of the seal sale may be applied for tuberculosis work, any of which would be of great value to the community. A folder of suggestions for l he seal sale prepared by the state office will enable the igeiits to benefit by the expe? rience of workers in other states where the sale has been successful in past years. This folder includes a calendar indi? cating the progress which should be made on given dales trolil November 1st, when the central Committee and the sub. committees should be organiz? ed, to December 20th, when a meeting of the chairmen is scheduled for the ".final push." November lflth is the day des. iguuted when all supplies should be in the hands of the sub-commit tees. Thank.-giving Day, November 25th, is the opening day of the sale. Do eemher 5th is to bo called " Tu? berculosis Sunday" and all ministers in Virginia will be asked to preach a sermon on the duty of their congregations i in relation to the light against the while plague. December 13th is the date suggested for the opening of the sale by the school children and the estab? lishing of booths at Btrutegic points. llagan Land Sale is Stopped When Paper is Served. Sale of the Patrick Hagau estate, valued at several mil lion dollars, was stopped at Norton, when valuable coal and surface laud was being offered at public auction by papers served on the heirs of Patrick Hagau, deceased, by the Wise County Court, granting an in junction against the disposition of the property. 'The complain? ants were the present lessees of tho Hagau holdings, claiming that some of the titles were not clear. 'The petition for perma nent injunction will be heard in the near future. Several large tracts of coal and surface laud were sold be? fore the papers were served and it is stated that some of these transactions will he confirmed. Muny people from all over the country uttended the sale, and had the sale not been stop ped, it would have taken nearly a week to dispose of tin: estate. ? Bristol Herald Courier. .Mrs. A. L). Owens, wilt bo hostess to tho Lloyd (Juihl on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. J. C Smith and little son, J. B.? of Appalachia, wen? tho guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Sword Sunday after? noon. FATAL AUTOMOBILE WRECK W. L. Hmd Meets Death in Accident Sunday Afternoon. The most serious automobile accident that bus occurred in this section for some time took ?dace in the (lap Sunday after? noon at :i o'clock when a tour ini? car driven by Newt, Wil? liams and occupied by three other persons, W. 1.. I lord, Klish Bishop and daughter, Kdith, turned over and pinned tho entire party under it, re. suiting in the death of llunl a few hours late and the severe injury of Williams. Bishop and bis daughter escaped with mi nor injuries, receiving only a few minor scratches about their faces. Hurd was brought to his home here in an unconscious condition and physicians were summoned to he, tie Iaido. At first it was thought that his in juries would ti.?t ? rove fatal, bill aft- r an hour i : so In- grad? ually grew weise aiel death came at 7:30 o'clock t U.n liighl He was mashed internally and received a blow in the trick ot Iiis head, the latter perhaps re? sulting m Irs deal li The accident occurred just beyond the rock cut nppiisilC the electric suhsttiiiou. Wil lilllllS chums lie was li ving to avoid a collision with a fright? ened horse in the ruutl and run his car too far upon the bank ami it turned over. The deceased was about 10 years of dge and is survived by a wife and i an sm ill children, a boy about 12 years old and a baby girl lilt-en months bid; He w is a son ot (' I) Uurd and had been living in l?g Stone Gup for Hi years of more. For the |i ist lo years he has been engaged in road work for tho county ami at the time of Iiis death n id a contract with his brothei-, Ch Is. K Hunt, to do some road con il ruction work near Appul'ichiu lie was also superintending soul '.< repair work on ttili str.Vi-i h re and had just iii ml e inipiutc 1 half of the werk, lioaufbs his taim ly he is sm vtved by .... lather, two sisters and I i\'o brothers, Mrs. W. ii. Church, of Kxotor; .Mrs. ,1. 13 ?nnpp, "I Dungnu mm, Scott eituittj ; Charles lv Hurd, of llig S' me 'lap, and .1. M. Hurd, td (.hot.in. Cultural services wen.u ducted from the lioiiu) iti three o'clock I'uesdiv afternoon by itov. A. I.. Shi.in.lie, pastor ol the Baptist church, and the body wus in tit rod in Gloncoe cemetery. Was in Very Embarrassing Predicament, You Bel! If you Were an honest young prize lighlor and y our best pal wired you to come to Itochollo, at once, from your home on the Kast Side of New York city and when you hit New itochollo ja lot of llull'y society women mistook \ on tor j our I riiuid ami tin; townspeople gave you a huge?but eiuburuissing ?re caption, what would you do? I This is the predicament Kid Burns finds himself in, at the iicgiiiuiug of ?' Korly-live Mm j UtUS from Broadway." After that he encounters all sorts of excitiug adventures ami lie also meets his fate in tin; form of Mary, the dear little housemaid in bin friend's home. Charles j Bay as Kid Burns in the pic turizntion of this delightful [ play, appears for the lirst time .is an independent producer, having established his own stu? dio in Los Angeles. And this picture which Mr. Buy is re? assuring as a First National at? traction, is the biggest und iiesl he lias yet appeared in. It comes to the Amuzu Theater on Thursday, the Ith. "Forty live Minutes from BrOudwuy" is one of the most popular pieces ever written by George M. Cohan and was first produced in 1004 with Victor Moon: in the .title role. It ran for more than a year ut that time, to tremendous business and was later revived in 1912, with George M. Cohan himself playing Kid Burns and duplicated its former success. Mr Cohan ciuinis it is the best pluy he has over written.?adv. Demonstration Work Last spring a county in ettst orn Virginia was led by certain influences to introduce tobacco an a money crop in addition to cotton and peanuts instead of giving greater attention to the live at borne plan?raise all that is needed for home use and more live stock. The county iigunt of that county reports that many far? mers will ho unable io pay thoir fertilizer hills from this year's crops. The unwisdom of such a course is seen too late. They are badly "in a hole." Wise county is not a single crop section, but the above ex? perience should point a pi oral for us. The winter approaches md I have yet io see anything like an adequate provision in food and shelter lor tile hun? dreds of cows that liavo forag? ed on the commons during the summer. The) will give little or no milk tor the next four or live months ami will buu heavy expense if half as much food is h night for them as they need. I'hey would provide a tine lot oi excellent fertilizer for next year's crop if proper yarding and shelter were provided; also if live or six stacks of so) n.-ans per cow were provided ihd ex? pense would tie cut and ll good man) more gallons of inilK ad? ded lo lim family food supply. I say soy heaus for they un? doubtedly furnish the best for ige for milk that we can raise on small areas. No use lo erv over spilt milk. Put it is not loo lale lo both resolve and plan not io ho caught again at the mercy of the feed seller. Plan for at lutist a half aero per cow nox,t year. lee county in selling us an ixanlple; 8-1 hahy boo von w ire -? oi from there lo tiio It.eh iliond lair I'lry have UlllO grass and limdat mo? Yes ami he ho . s a d girl< t utt rai < d hem have sand in their er i .v, 111) such annuals wore s.ii.vn. .17 were sohl at auction and Mr. Ittirr received a check for jllU, OUO.OO in payment foi them. I hie of the boil things I saw lit IttclllllOIld to lit our needs was a little null tor grinding forage. I put oil tin stalks of corn with the ears through it and a lino meal cam ? out. An 8 horsepower engine will grind Joint pounds pur hour and take til sorts of I rage, hay, straw, soy beans, eowpeas, shelled corn, wheat, oals, ryo and any? thing. Feeding tests show a reduc? tion of i!? lo 50 per cent in teed costs by tllUSgriudillg and mix? ing feeds. Some one should in? vest $200 00 in this mill and show how cheaply and efficient? ly stock eau be fed during ihn winter. W, S. Qoss, County Agent, Wise, Virginia. Water Boy Becomes General Manager of the Southern Railway. Atlanta, tia., October JS.? It. K. Simpson, who began work for the Southern Kiilw.u System as a section g ing water boy at the age of twelve in 1882, lias been promoted to gen oral manager of the "Southern's "Lines East" with headquart? ers at Charlotte, N . 0., succeed? ing the late W. N. Koroucre, and Albert Ddbney She)ton, who entered the Southern's ser? vice as a lifteeu year old mes? senger hoy in 1800, has been promoted to general stipe-mi tuntlent of the Northern Dia triot with office at Danville, Va., succeeding Mr. Simpson. These promotions are in linn with the established policy of the Southern Kail way Sy stem to till all vacancies by the pro? motion of men who have been trained ami developed in its sarvice ami is a striking illus? tration of the opportunity which the American railway j service affords to young men I display industry and ability, no : matter in what positions they [may sturt.