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stamp of health and fight tuberculosis. st. BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER I, 1920~ No. 4R Demonstration Work Bear with nie if I harp a lit tle on tho matter of sprayiok frail trees ami treu till"; seeds of various sorts for plant diseases. Kor it is estimated that this country loses annually two thousand million dollars of food products from rust, hunts, ! tmuts, netnatodos, s c a h s , ; blights, rots, slimes, galls, ean I ker, spots, diebacks. .ergots, wilts, mildiows, pits, wans, scalds, stripes, scales and other plant diseases. Kvory loss caused by one of these diseases adds to the cost of what is produced and every farmer may us well put on his calendar the preventive work that our experiment stations have proven to Lo necessary. There is no use arguing thai our fathers never did so. New lui^s have brought us new problems. 1 havo in slock to be given (,ut on request, bulletins that givo full directions about mak? ing and applying sprays. They are the results of much uxperi men ting and if directions tire carefully followed Hie ipiulit) is better, the cost is less ami therefore tho profit is greater. For example, in 008 directions are given for making a sub? stitute for nrscnute of lead paste at a cost not to exceed live cents a pound. See pugi II, and X 2:11 for making line sulphur solution at a cost id ilbo?t i'l for .HI gallons; page 20, self boiled lime sulphur for Bpraying peach trees, cost not to exceed $1.00 for 60 gallons, pages 41 mill l- nicotine sprays tu take the place of nicotine sulphate or black leaf pagd 10. bordeaux to lake tho place ol pyrox on pane ;t!' when the ar seuate is added. A postal or request in any form will start this lo you. The boys and girls of the pig club arc trying to"see who will make tho best animal. At present it looks us if four girls in the registered class are clear? ly leading all the rest, Neville 1'-unison, Nora Hike, Cleopatra and Tbeodosia Kennedy, Boys wake up. 1 wish lo call special atten? tion to .Mr. Carpenter's letter about bis soy beans and would suggest that cow feeders buy a bale or two for trial. This is not Mr. Carpenter's first expe rience and what he may tell you may bo worth remembering; \V, S. Qoss, County Agent, Wise, Virginia. Big Stone Cap, Va., November l\ 1020. Mr. \V. 8. Oose, Wise, Va. Dear Sir: I am in receipt of your letter in regard to my soy beans Will say 1 cut them all for hay as they wero sown too lato to rip? en. My opinion for this section of country is that lliey must be planted from the first of .May to the 16th for them to mature and ripen, but they havo made a wonderful amount of hay. It lias been estimated from a lliousnnd to twelve hundred dollars worth of line hay. I am feeding about 25 head of cattle. I have plenty of clover and timothy hay in my barn. 1 find that the soy bean hay is 60 per cent, better for milk and butter than the clover hay uud they like it mnch belter. I am now baling it up and putting it on the market to show to the people what it wilt do. If any one would like any information in any way in regards to soy beans send them to my place. Hoping you may continue my fricuu* and helpor. Yours, D. C. Caupkntbr. School News (Kililt'il by the Scni'ir Clnss.) Tho pupils af tlio fourth grade gave ii Thanksgiving program in chapel last week. Among tho very entertaining features of the program was an Indian dance ttlld several songs. Tlio invisible medals for the week eliding November 12 were awarded lo the eighth grade :>f the high school, the seventh of the grammar grades, and the second grade of the primary de? partment. The seventh and sec? ond grades are making unusual? ly good records for themselves. Alter Monday of hist week, the high school department was dismissed on account of the fact thai three of our teachers were to at lend the Stato Teachers' As? sociation. Mr. Sulfridge returned from Richmond Saturday, Miss Lay and Mr. Carrel I Sunday evening. Miss |.;iV spent Saturday "back at college." She says the girls from here are liking Randolph Mucon and are making good there. The senior class Ims subscribed I'm- '?!.(? I'etit Journal" a Kreuch newspaper which will be used in connection with the study of fourth your Kreuch. This paper is published tit tlurdeii City, New York. The copies come every I wo weeks and we are al? ways interested in the topics dis? cussed?as well as in the jokes. Trtllu Kennedy returned Sun? day froni Cleveland, wlioro she spent Thanksgiving with home folks. Delhi Jennings is back with us aller several days visiting her parent-, Mr. ami Mrs. It. 10. Jennings, id' I'attoiisville, Va. Mr. Kurnz was again with on .Monday, lie gave a very helpful talk on the evils of pro? fane language. BIG DANCE AT DUNBAR Dunbnr, Va., Nov. 'J'.i ? One of the; most enjoyable dances of ibe season during which every one present had one of the best times of their lives, was given last Friday evening at Dunbar in the public school building from 0 o'clock p. hi. until -1 o'clock a. in. The rooms wore attractive';/ decorated in wreaths of holly and pine and streamers of holly, bright witli red berries were festooned from the corners of the rooms to the electric lights. I'lie lights were shaded in red, resulting in a warm, mellow light as that of a big moon. Williams' Orchestra, of Win? chester, Kv., furnished the good music for tho occasion. During the 30 minutes inter mission an abundance of chick en sand v. iebes, pimento cheese and lettuce sundwiehes and hut oolToo with pleuty of good cream and sugar were served to all the guests present. Those present from Big Stone Cap were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lee Troy, Mrs. J. L. McCor inick ami daughter, .Miss Flor? ence, Thelma Kennedy, Anna Bird. Messrs. Bonnie VVilraot, Fred Haley, Gordon Young, 1 loward Collier. From Stonega were Messrs. A. S. Benningtoo, Joe Stepto, Charles Voting, Harry Babb. From Appalacfiia were Miss? es Edna Adams and Mary Duf? fy, Mrs. Stout und Mr. Moody, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Taylor, of Dante, Frank Neil, of Lynch, Ivy., Dr. Hainsey, of Roanoko, Mr. Forgerson, of Roda, Miss Beatrice Ends, of Jouesville, Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins and Mr. Harris, of Blackwood, Mr. Bev? erly of Norton, Messrs. Dr. Cseerly, Manner, Arnold ami Blackwell, of l'ardee. Those present from Dunbar were Supt. and Mrs. E. A. Compton, and daughters, Miss? es Virginia aud Helen, Dr. und Mrs. Bently, Mr. and Mrs. Shep hard, Mrs. Neill, all of whom wore the chaperonos for tho oc? casion, Mrs. Boa Owens, Misses Margaret Leake, Bertha lOads, Grace Kuedy, Maude Kisor. Messrs. F 1*. Thompson, T. I. Adams, W. IS, Bheddan,Woods, Hardin, Shulor, Comer and Ev? ans. W. & L. GETS SECOND PLACE IN MEET Virginia First With Twenty-! five Points to Blue and White's Thirty-nine; Gar ard Comes in Second. At the rtnnunl South-Atlantic Cross Country Moot held Satur? day at Charlottosville, Vri.U Washington und Lou's tjuintut' with a total Bcoro of 30 points finished a close second to the Virginia team which placed lirst with a total of 2? points Trie other two schools entered in iho meet, Johns Hop? kins University, and Ma? ryland Stute placed third and fourth, respectfully. Shunds of the Virginia team, running the course in 1)4:40, was the HrBl man to llnish. (Jararil, of Washington und Leo, placed second. Tho itrst live men to finish for Washington and Leo worn Qarard, Oaldwoll, Smith, Stevens and Pass in the order named. By pro arrangement with tiio computing schools Washington and Lee was per united to run the nine men making the trip to Charlottes ville. though only seven were olliciully entered. Loving, Swope, Partlow, rind Bltrcll were the other \V. & L inen who IDudo tin- trip and were en tered in tho race.?King-ton Phi. Smith mentioned in the above .is finishing third for Washing too and Lee University Ir-. t'lll ford Smith,8011 of .Mr. and Mrs. 1 Malcolm Smith, of Ihe (Jup This is OlilTcrd's first year ai Washington and Ie. A Sad Affair at Lsservillc. ICsservilte, Va., Nov. 25 Saturday evening at about. * o'clock, K?mest llamillon, son of Mr. and Mrs. K. .1. It. Hamil? ton, while shooting at random, uccideutly shot and sertouslj wounded Lope/., a Moxican, and seeing what ho had done, exchairaed "See, what I have done" and while attempting to pill the gun buck into ns hol? ster or pocket he shot himself, killing himself instantly. It was an automatic pistol, and Mr. llamillon being excited must not have loosened pres? sure on the gun is what kept it Illing. Mr. Hamilton was born July C, i>,s7. Wiso county is his na live home. He was a kind, in? dulgent father ami most devot eil husband, and an unusually thoughtful boh, going to his pa rents' home to see them every day, and being a good father, husband and son,every one in tho community liked him verj much and he was a Inend and neighbor to all the people. Largo crowds went all day Inno; Sunday to pay their last re? spects to one they respected so well and regretted so much, the accident that cost his life. Ho was laid to rest hy the Odd Kol? lows in tin; old family gr.ivi - yard on the bill overlooking bis parents' home, amid one ol the largest crowds of sorrowing relatives and friends that have evor gathered at a like occasion in Esserville. Tho deceased leaves a wife, livo children, father and moth* cr, ouo Histur, Mrs. James Col? lins, and one brother, Mr. Leon, ard Hamilton, all of whom re? side hero, and have the pro? found sympathy of a host of relatives and friends. Cariysle Skecn Married. Leslie Carlyslo Skeeu, the on? ly uou of Judge and Mrs. II. A. W. Skeou, of the Hap, and Miss Mary Willie Caldwell, the at tractive daughter of l)r. and1 Mrs. Caldwell, of London, K.y., were married on Thanksgiving day in Middlesboro, lie vi Walts, of tho Methodist Church, South, officiating. Mr. Skeen is the supermini dent of tho Bauner Kork Coal Company at ICentuniu, Ky. After several days visit to relatives and friends in Louis? ville and London, Ky., they will returu to Kentonia where they will make their future home. A fellow gets a lot of oport out of keeping tab on bis neigh* ? bore until they begin to keep tab Ion him. Radford Nor? mal Notes The Clifford Devereaux Com? pany will begin a two day en? gagement at the Normal School November -io. This is tho 5th I appearance of this well known dramatic company at the Nor? mal School. The Devereaux C?mpun) is only one of a se? ries of lectures, entertainments ami dramatic features that are provided as part of the Lyceum] t'onrse in this institution each year. The students of the summer quarter closing August, 1920, contributed a fund for the erec? tion of an elaborate and accur? ate sun dial ami also a gazing globe for the Normal School grounds. These have been re? ceived and will be placed on pedestals in the open court be? tween the administration build? ing and the dormitory. Tho lib.-ary is being rapidly developed. A largo number of books have been bought each year since the establishment of this institution. The books have In en Beloc ted with the greatest care so as to make the library (the most useful to the students laud the faculty in meeting the task that has been set before this institution the training of teachers and duvelopement of rich and cultured womanhood in ihe student body . On .Thanksgiving evening at 0 o'clock a dinner will be sorv id at Murphy's hotel for tin members: ol tin- faculty ami for? mer students of this institution who are in attendance at the nducnlioual conference at Rich? mond this week. Some very interesting features will uccoin puny lliis dinner. Methodist Minister Pounded. Last Monday night a number of lie miters of the Methodist church met al (he home of the presiding elder, Itev. K. A Sllllgnrt, illlil all went over to t ho home of Rev. and M rs. (!. VY . Dean, carrying with them, in place of the usual pound of cof feu, sugar, etc., baskets of po laloes, apples and groceries of all kinds, which they gave to Itev. anil Mrs. Dean, surprising and pleasing them very much. 10very one enjoyed the evening talking also the solos sung by Mrs. W. 11 Wren and Mrs. H. L. Lane. TIlOSO present were: Mrs. .1. A. Qilmer and daughter and sou, Janet und Kilmore, Mrs. .1. W. Kelly und daughter ami son, Harry and Margaret, Mrs. Guy Gilmor, Mrs. It W. Plan arv, Mrs. Walter Builli, Mrs. W. It. Wren, Mrs J. H Wamn lor, Mrs. II. 1. Lane, Mrs. Sally A. Bailey and daughter, Mrs Kreil Troy. Mrs. J.S. Mulliiis and daughter, Kli/.ab th, Mrs SV. T. Baniiell, UeV. und Mrs. IS A. SllUgurt and daughter, Kli/.a, Misses Flora Bruce, Kuth and Katharine Barren, May Sletnp, T?elinn Banks, Frances Dauglierty, llenrioltu Skeen, l.ois Kinder, Mr. and Mrs. 1. T Gitly, Mr. and Mrs. W. It. KU bourne and son, T?te, J. S. Hamiden ami daughter and son, Leola^nd John Walton, Hiram Draper, McLaren Buker. Among the many good things to eat were a big box of gro? ceries from General It. A. Ayers and son, Harry Ayers, a basket of groceries from Mrs. J. H. Malhews ami daughter, -Mrs. 1 G. Tliylor, ami a basket of apples and groceries from Mr. and Mrs. Mouser, who were Unable to attend the pounding. Dies in Kentucky. Sergent, Ivy., Nov. 20.?Joel Slurgill, aged 88 years, oldest citizon of the Virginia border, residing within a few paces of the Kentucky line, died at his home late yesterday after a brief illness. He leaves thir? teen children, most of whom are residuals of Wise county, Va., in fact, about ninety per cent, of his dependents are Vir? ginians. He always claimed Virginia and Kentucky both as his home, haviug benu born and raised on the old home? stead where ho died. Among tho children wus former County Court Clerk Andrew J. Slurgill, of Whileaburg. American Legion Dance. Thursday night, tho Henry N. Tuto Post "f tin American Le? gion, gave :t dance in tlie hall over Nickel Bros', store, Very g,.(,d music was furnish eil by n local string orchestra for the dancing. Delicious sand Wiehes and punch were served at h late hour. The cliaperoties were: Dr. and Mrs. Peters, Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Smith, Mr. ami Mrs. 1,. T. Win, Mr. and Mrs. lt. IL Bar? ker! The committee was com? posed of Dr. Bray, S, Isoin and 11. A. Britclictt. A largo erowd was present. Among those from Big Stone Cap pres? ent wore Mr. and Mrs. Fred l.ee Troy, Misses Mary and Blanche Kilbouruc, Messrs. Ben Wilmot, F.d ISdoitS, .less and .lohn Allen Ki I bourne. Nearly all men present were members of tin' American Legion. Mrs. S. B. (Jriium, who is touching nl I'inovillo, Ky., Bponl u few days last week ill town the guest of Mrs. It . W. Holly. Miss Kills II.ill,,man left last Friday lor king-port to visit relatives. Mrs. 11. SV. Uoilcnliizer, of St oncga, Bpcnl Thanksgiving with Mrs; It. II. C'rizer. Miss KJi/.llbolll Fdwards, who is attending school at Sullins College this winter. spent Thanksgiving lioro with her pa? rents, Mr. and Mrsi W. B. lid wards. Misses Wilson, of Bluelleld, have been visiting Mrs. Will Tale for a few days. Misses Drinkard, of Bristol, spent Thanksgiving day in Ap juiluchia with friends. lla/.el Kuller, of Itristol, spoul i few days last week visiting little Miss M arion Holly. Mr. and Mrs. |? |\ Witt, Mr. and Mrs. F. Vaughnn, Misses Miiry Dully, Nannie ami Cordio leverage Were gilosts for dinner Thanksgiving, of Mr. and W. II. Houston ai Hotel lluusiou. Mr . and Mrs. Manuie Uibson returned last Thursday from their briilnl trip to Washington and other points. Mrs. Uibson was formerly Miss Kvolyn Voting, one of our telephone op? erators ami was married several days ago to Mr. Uibson in Wil lilllUSburg, Ky., where she w.is visiting relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Uibson have a position with the Southern Hallway. Mrs. K. ,1. Counts ami children, of Kiehmoml, lud., after spend? ing some tiino with W. I!. Kd vytirds and falnily, left last night for Corbin, Ky., where for a fo\V (Ijiys they will he the guests of Mr, and Mrs. Waller A. Wor shain. Mr. and Mrs. [(, Bust are re? joicing over the arrival of a line baby boy. Mrs. Khylor Llobbs, who lias been on the sick list is much itu paoved and again able to be out. The Thanksgiving dance at Duubiir given liv tlie Dunbnr Club wa- a success in every way. Those going Ironi Stonegu, Big Stone (lap and Norton report a line time. Williams' orchestra furnished music lor the all'air. Mr. and Mis. K. C. Taylor, of D.inte, Va., attended the dance at Dunbar Friday night and were the guests of Supt. mill I Mrs. COUiptoil. ?-<sr *? Attending a Funeral. Lynchburg, Nov. 2j5,?Judge Henry 0, McDowell, of tho Fed? eral district court for tho Wes? tern District of Virginia, and Mrs. McDowell, have pone to Lexington, Ky., to bo present ut the funeral for Mrs. Madeline McDowell Breckenridge, wife of Desha Breckinridge, who was u sister Of Judge McDowell Iand a cousiu of Mrs. McDowell. Mrs. Breckinridge was a grand daughter of Henry Clay. Roda News I Rov. and Mrs. McConnell and children, Misses Helen and Boulah Collins Hp.-at Thanks giving nt Osaka with Supt. and Mrs. Titos. Green. Supt. ami Mrtt. H. S. Estill entertained at dinner Thanks? giving Mr. and Mrs. It. Is. Tag gart, Mr. and Mrs. J. 1). Keg ers, of Big Stone (Jap, Dr. ('. B. Bowyor, of Stouegu. Mrs. Cora E. Benedict, of Cripple Creek, Colorado, for? merly of Rig ntono Gap, Va., has taken charge of the Koda Hotel. Her daughter, Mrs. So? phia Slurgill, has accepted a position ia the Kode, store. Miss Elizabeth Collins, the beloved missionary, who is in the Sheltering Arms Hospital in Richmond for treatment, is Improving rapidly and expects to be back by Christmas. Mrs. McConuell left Friday for Joucsvillc, whore she will visit relatives it few days. OBITUARY a wav I cannot lay,and I will not ?y That she is dead Site in jutt away! Wltli .i i Iniiv smile Mill a wave nf the hand She has wandered into mi unknown land And l?? it ui dreaming how very fair It needs mtwl I?-, lined she lingers there, And you?oh you, who the wildest yearn Km the old-thno iten .mil tin.- glad return Think of bar bring Oil, as dear in the love of 'l'bcro,iu the love of Hero, Think ol her ?Uli as the same, I say. She is not iU-aiI?she is pint away. J iron WMtcsMiti llikv. The dentil of Miss Maggie (111 ley, while not unexpected, brings to tin who knew her best, a great sense of loss. Her life was remarkable in many respects, Sin- was t]111<>t. mod? est and unassuming, yet n wo? man of very strong character and very decided convictious. She was faithful to the com? mon duties of lif?>, and to her family ami friuitds to a most re? markable dogroo. Her love for and her attachment to In r mother, who passed away some months ago, was retnai kable. She eaied for her mother dur? ing tier last years, as tenderly as if she bad been an infant. Her mother's death broiight a loss ami sadness into her life that she was never able to -.hake off. She seemed lo long for llie lime lo conto when she should join her mother in the other world. During her last illness in Roa ii.ike she seemed lobe contin? ually (.scious of her mother's presence near her, and died vvitll a smile of greeting upon her face. Miss Maggie bad been an earnest, devoted Christian from early girlhood. She was con? stant in her attendance at church bo far as her health ami utiier circumstances would al? low. Her simple faith in God ami herilevoliou to His service j wus in inspiration to all those who knew bur best. She lived and walked with Cod during I her life and in the hour of death He did not forsake her. She died as she bad lived, fall of faith und confidence and re? joicing in I Iis love. ' Kveryihing was done by her family ami friends that could be doho to bring about her re? covery tuul lo udd to tier com? fort during tier illness. They will miss tier more than words can tell. But ihuy can rejoice in the assurance that she rests at peacu with Hun who said: "I am the Resurrection and the Life/' "Come unto Ine all ye that arc Weary and heavy laden and 1 will give you rest." May His ble.-sing bo upon hor loved ones lefl behind. MUST PAY POLL TAX Mr.'Citizen, if you expect lo vote iu the town election to bo held in June, W21, you will havo to pay your poll lax dur? ing this month. The stale law requires that you must pay your pull tux six mouths pre? vious to an election in order to be a t|tialil!ed voter. NOTICE I uin temporarily leaving Wise cuuuty uud expect lo re? tain my citizenship and voting precinct at Big Stone Gap, Va. udv D. II. Bostio.