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One Man
Killed at Wise
When Men Attempt to Storm
Jail for Negro Prisoner.
One member of n mob of men |
w;i< killed and another seriously
wounded, perhaps fatally, that
went to Wise Saturday night
presumably for the purpose of
storming the jail and procuring
a negro prisoner, who attacked
und seriously wounded J. C
liobinetto, a prominent merch?
ant at Appalachia the night be?
fore, by shots from a
guard placed in the jail when it
was learned that attempt would
bo made to lynch the negro.
T?te Blondell, of Appalachia, a
young man about twenty years
old, was killed and .lohn I'.
Lewis, a railroad man from Ami
over, was seriously if not fatally
wounded; Hlomlcll was killed
outright, about tea bullets pen?
etrating his body and neck,
Lewis, being seriously wounded,
was taken to the hospital at
-Norton for treatment.
One report has it that, the m do
stopped a shoi t distance this side
of Wise ami sent about ten men
ahead to make investigations.!
They approached the jail and de?
manded the prisoner, but the
sherill' flatly refused to meet
their demands and warned them
to leave as he, having placed a!
strong guard at the jail, would
defend the prisoner and uphold
the law no matter how great the
sacrifice. The men then altempl
ed to batter the door down and
the tiring of guns commenced.
Hut the defence of the jail was
too strong ami the mob seeing
two of their comrades shot down
gathered them up and imme?
diately dispersed. Another re?
port says that the mob was tired
upon no sooner it they entered
the jail yard, hut did not return
the tire.
This occurred about I :30
o'eloek .Sunday morning. It is
also said that two or three other
members of the mob were
slightly injured, hut this report
cannot be verified; Sherill' ('or?
der was warned early Saturday
night that mob violence was
threatening in and around Appa?
lachia and that it would be well
for him to plaee a strong guard
at the jail. By doing this the
sherill' probably prevented a
repetition of what occurred lasi
month when a mob took from
the jail a negro and lynched him
for assaulting a white woman.
The negro, whom the mob was
bent on getting, is charged with
assaulting J. 0. Robinetto in his
store last Friday night which
came very near ending his life,
as he is now in a very serious
condition and not much hope is
entertained for his recovery.
The negro entered the store ear?
ly in the evening and after mak?
ing a few purchases caught Rob
inette with his back turned ami
hit him over the head with a
heavy instrument and took what
money he had on his person,
about $800, and left. As no one
happened to be in the store at
the time the negro made his
escape before it became known
what had happened. Itobinetto's
very remote. lie was taken toa
hospital at Louisville Saturday
night accompanied by Mrs. Kob
inette, Dr. W. B. Peters and a
The negro was captured early
skull was crushed und physicians
say his chances for recovery is
the following morning at Norton
near the railroad station by l'o
lieomcn Fnnnon and Prichord,of
Appalucliitt, .ind lodged in jail
Ht Wise.
It was qvidenl that tin- people
of this section of tho county
won.nsidorably wrought up
uvcr t!ii> affair and no surprise
was expressed when it was learn?
ed that an attempt was made to
lynch the negro.
Gov. Davis Sends Troops.
Governor Davis, after being]
notifieri of the .situation imme?
diately dispatched a detachment
of National Guard by a special
train froin Ivounoko Monday
morning which arrived at Wise
about noun. After remaining
there only a short time they left
with the prisoner presumably
for lioanoke.
Contrary to expectations no
attempt was made to storm the
jail Sunday night although ru?
mors had it that six or seven
hundred men armed with high
powered rilles and dynamite,
from this end of Ihe comity,
were on their way to Wise to
lake lie- prisoner. SheriIf (.'or?
der look every precaution though
and roieforeed his guard at the
jail which would probably have
been able to have stood oir sev?
eral hundred men had they at?
tempted to force entrance to the
By Hit; Stone Gap Public
Health Nursing; Set vice of
the American Red Cross for
Month of November.
220 scliiiul children inspected
72 notices sent to parents,
.is, talks in class to school
27 hours spent in schools.
S lessons in hygiene taught
by I lealtli Fairy.
'J lessons in hygiene taught
by ('ho Clio, the Health Clown.
10 classes held for women; hs
:t oyster suppers assisted
U hours bed side nursing.
Assist.-.1 Dr. Stuley with
thron I clinic at 1, und N.
Assisted with Fourth 11)11
? educational pictures shown
lo school oh i hl reu.
Assisted Appulachia Com?
munity League in Bending de?
liuquenl girl to home.
Help the Needy
35 naked children, fatherless,
motherless or friendless were
made comfortable and safe last
winter by old clothes ^iven to
the Charity Association by the
citizens of l?g Stone Oat). The
chill winds of 1920-21 will bo no
less cutting than those of last
year, the coming snows no less
deep, tlic poor children of this
vicinity will be no less miser?
able. Any one who contribut?
ed to the success of the under
taking lust year will bo happy
in helping again, we know, so
get your old clothes collected
ami tietl up. The aid societies,
of the Methodist, Baptist, lCpis
copal ami Presbyterian church?
es have agreed to aid in the col?
lecting tins year, und some one
>vill call for your bundle, the
latter part of this week. We
cun use everything, so don't
keep things back because of
tears. We try to muud every
garment In-fore it is sent on its
mission of mercy. Wo also
want clothing for grown people
as well as for children.
Mus K. E. Ta?g.vkt,
1st Vice President.
The churches have one habit
which would be commendable
if applied to all forms of com?
mercial life, that of payment in
udvanct). We doposit our nick?
el in the collection box before
hearing the sermon.
For Better
Efforts of Health Board in
Child Welfare Might Be
Said to Have This
Wise Slogan.
Richmond, Va., Doc. 3.?The
goal toward which the Child
Welfare of the State Hoard of
Health in working is to secure
for each child ia the public
schools of Virginia a compe?
tent physical examination
which will determine whether
he has any remediable defects
that aie interfering with his
development either mental or
physical. Last year nearly
sixty ih.ee thousand Children
wen? examined: this year there
will ho probably twice as hiany.
It is stated ill (he report of
the director of the bureau, just
presented to the health com?
missioner, that in compliance
with the amended West Bill
which makes the examination
of school children compulsory,
live hundred and twenty four
teachers have been taught to
make examinations and but
two,one white and one colored,
foiled to pass the test.
The white teachers wert' in?
structed at the NormalSchools
at liast Itudford, llurrisonburg,
Predoricksburg and Parmvillo,
at V. M. I. and at the Universi?
ty of Virginia, 'lie- colored
teachers were at Hampton, at
Virginia Normal.
Less satisfactory showing
was made at the summer insti?
tutes. Out of fourteen hundred
ami six students instructed al
those sessions, one hundred and
thirty six failed to make the
required ~'> per cent, on their
examination papers.
Last year about half the phy?
sical examinations were made
b) school nurses, ami it is prob
able that an appreciable per
centage for the present year
will be recorded tu the nurses'
credit; but it is the intention of
the school authorities to require
a satisfactory degree of pro?
ficiency on the part of every
teacher who applies for a cer?
tificate and it is a matter only
of months before all Virginia
teachers will be competent to
examine for obvious defects.
Kollow up figures for last
year are lacking. A large ma
jority of the children examined
had minor defects that could
have been cured. Whether ef?
forts were made to curt; them
is not on record; but in the fu?
ture it will he the purpose of
the health and school authori?
ties to see that work does not
end with examination and that
the children of the state shall
have, as far as possible, a fair
chance of developing their
minds and bodies unhandicap
ped by bad eyes, bad teeth, de?
fective hearing or minor ills.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kilgore
and family, who recently cane
here from Wise, Va , to make
their home, have bought prop?
erty on Lindsay street, which
they are now occupying. Mrs.
Kilgore is a sister of the late
Prof. Sheppe and at one time
attended Sullins College. Miss
Elizabeth Kilgore had as her
guest during Thanksgiving,
Miss Virginia Alderson, of
Wise.?Bristol Herald Courier.
Measles Continues.
There are still a largo num?
ber of cases of measles in town
among the smaller children.
Among those who have them
now, but are getting along
very well are: Jeoilee Knight,
Irma Lucilo Taylor, 0. V; Uil
ly, Jr;, John Murshall Graber,
Dorothy add Rohert Irvine, Jer?
ry and Junior Cummings, Put,
Jr., and Horton Barron, Betty
Horton, Eleanor Crocker.
School News
(Kdltcil by the Senior Clan.)
Tbo fourth, sixth, tenth nnd|
elevonth grades were awarded
the "invisible medals," for the
best orderly lines lost week.
School will be taught on Sat?
urday the eighteenth and then
Bchool will be dismissed for
Christmas holidays. Wo will
return for Borne real work on
January :!, lieji.
.Miss McFuduou with her
fourth grade pupils entertained
the students in chapel on Kri
day morning with a Christmas
program. It was typical of
children's ideas on Christinas
There was a combined meet
ing of the teachers of the Rich?
mond and the l?g Stone (lap
districts at the school building
here on Saturday tbo fourth.
.Misses Trula Kennedy and
Anna Byrd spent the week end
it Duiibar,wliero they attended
the dance given by the boys of
The attendance was greatly
improved this week, which
shows that the measles epidem
ic has died out considerably,
There is to be a basket hall
court made in the second lloor
of the old Collier storage build?
ing. All pupils who are inter
esled ill basket ball will be giv
?n uii opportunity to organize a
good team.
Mrs. Holl' has not paid the
school a visit this year. We
ire alwuj i glad to have her
with us and wo semi her a
hearty invitation to visit our
fchool and conduct our chapel
Death of Mrs. Mary Hunt.
The sad news of the death of
Mrs. .Mary Hamilton Hunt,who
died last Wednesday morning,
November 24th at the homo of
her father, Uev. W. A. Hamil?
ton, in Jonesboro, Teiin., tins
beeil received in the (lap.
Mrs. Hunt is will known ill
the (lap, where she lived sever?
al years ago, while her father,
Uev. Hamilton, was pastor of
the Methodist church. Since
thou she has visile I her sister,
Mrs. John S. Hamiden, a num?
ber of times in the ( tap and on?
ly last summer she spent a'fow
weeks here. A few years ago
she was married to Mr. Harry
Hunt, of Texas, where she liv?
ed, hui on account of her poor
health she had been making her
home with her father at Jones?
.Mrs. Hunt was a very talent?
ed young woman and exceed
ingly bright. She taught elo?
cution u number of years in
Hiwassce College in Itiwussee,
She is survived by her hus?
band, her parents, two sisters
and one brother and a host of
friends. Her remains wore
taken to lliwansee, Tenn..where
they were buried on Friday,
November 26tll in the family
cemetery near Hiwassce Col
Does Wise county need some
sort of an organisation through
which producers of food and
livestock can act together and
approach a place where they
can set the price for their pro?
Our local market is so good
that the farmer is inclined to
let well enough alone, but the
spirit of cooporation is in the
air. In one western state Un?
live stock shipping organiza?
tions are reported to savo the
fanners one ami a half million
dollars a year. Just now with
export trade diminished?no
matter why?nearly all farm
products have taken a decided
drop, in some cases below the
cost of production. Now if
' farmers would act together,
.store their surplus and so hold
it off the market for a time,
! prices woultl bo better.
I We have record crops. Vir
lginiu crops aro reported as 0.2
per cout. above the 10 year av.
ernge. While G.9 per cent, is
the average for the United
Stute?, buch conditions uro
bound to bring down prices und
in nil such cases the fanners
have found the best protection
in -..Miie form of cooperation.
Lot every thoughtful and far
Boeing man consider if we in
Wise county do not need some
sort of an organiz ition to han?
dle our increasing fruit interests
ami another lo promote the
growth of more and better live?
stock. Would an up to date
apple storage house to bohl 20,"
no i bushels and owneil jointly
by thoso who have apples to
store meet a real need?
Would a pure bred sires' as?
sociation help the small breed?
er through oil exchange of sires
ami so shorten the reigti of the
In bulletin No. 1117 au im
porlunt statement i s made
about fence posts that the aver*
ago life of a sap pine post is
two years, but when treated
with creosote the average is lo?
ve irs ami thus the annual cost
is reduced from lo cents to 2 1-2
cents. I would suggest that ev?
ery one having much fence to
build or repair ha.I best get this
bulletin No. 1117.
This is a good season to place
a liberal amount of stable ma?
nure about ihe grapevines
Ihe growth of vines can be
largely controlled by pruning
so one need not fear the excess?
ive growth next season.
In lust week's issue, yon read
t letter from I). (J. Uurpenter
about bis soy beans. I will add
now a detailed report of tho
same obtained by a personal
visit to the farm. .'In acres were
sowed broadcast with Mam?
moth Yellow soys too late for
tbenv to mature this season all
ieast 10 bushels ol seeds wore |
purchased at JH.OO a bushol.I
No fertilizer was use.I except-1
ing Duplex busic phosphate.
By tlu> way this or acid phos?
phate seems to give best results
with soys on the general run of
land. The crop was mowed und
stacked just in season to miss
the first killing frost. iJ largo
and two small stacks were
made. Tho two small ones
estimated to equal one of tho
large ones. These small stacks
made 196 bales or 0 3-4 tons,
i 'n the basis of these figures,
tho whole crop was placed at
D8 tons, and he is selling at
J2.00 per 100 pounds ns fast as
he can deliver it. The lotnl
cost including rent of land $7.60
per acre and cost of hauling to
market, figures $1,316.60, the
total value {52,730.00 giving a
prolit of $1,414.40 or $47.14 per
acre or an income of ?> per cent
on a land valuation of f7.S6.0C
per acre. This same land was
bit! olt at auction, though not
sohl, last spring at $66 00 per
Mr Carpenter rents this land
of ?. S. Carter, of Hig Stono
Gap, and both men regard this
a belter paying crop than corn
at ">0 bushel per acre. If this
he true, what shall be said of
the 25j 16 and lo bushel corn
crop? and the 20, 16 and I'J
bushel oats crop!'
In this connection three oth?
er facts must be noted. The
feed is worth pound for pound
for pound an much as alfalfa
hay. Soys aro as good a soil
improver us clover and the seed
is very easy to save, out hero
they should he planted for ear?
ly ripunin gas early as the
ground is good warm. Now,
Mr. Man, who has been paying
good money for timothy and
other hay, consider how much
feed and at what cost you can,
raise an excellent substitute for
alfalfa anil for corn on some plot
of ground you may own or
\V. S (loss, County Agent,
W ise, Virgiuiu.
Chattel No. 11765
The First National Bank of Big Stone Gap
In tho State <>i' Virginia, ?I the close ofliuiloeM on Novomhet 15, 1020,
Lomm and discount*, including rediscounts (except
those shown In b and e ). $311,000.311
Overdrafts scoured, i 135.03; utucoUred, $113.10. 070.12
U. S. Qovornmonl securities owrnid:
Owiicd aJid unpledged . 7.70V 17
Total U. S. Uoveriiment securities . 7,7111.17
Otltor bonds, securities, etc.:
Stock Of F?deral llejervo Hank (fiO per cent, of ?uhscrip
tloii) . l.SOO.ihi
K.juity In banking house . 23,800.00 33.900.00
Furniture .mil llxtures. 1.137.50
Lawful reserve with Federal Itcservo Hank. 37,850.73
Cash in vault and net amount* due from naOonal bankn |e7,iil.%oii
N"ei amount* duo from banks,:bankers, and trust cbiupa
idea in iIk: I idled States (other than included in items
11, 13 or 18) . l.O:lo Ort
Total ..r Items 19. 13, I I, 15 and in . l08,3nS.S3
Checks on bank* located outside <>r city or town of report?
ing bank ami othor coali item? . 101.86
Other assets, if any?Notary Stamps . . ll.uO
Total . $512.201.90
I.I A 111 1.11 'IKS
Capital stock paid In. JoO.Oou.oO
Surplus fund . 10,000.00
l-iidivit'.'it proiiis . 410.771? ?0
Leas currentexpenses, lutorcst,ami taxes paid . limit.la 10,130,10
A mount reserved f.ir taxes accrued. ;l37.35
Amount reserved forall interest accrued . . 1,310.70
Net amouuttdue to. hanks, bankem,and trnst companlea in
tlic United states and foreign countries (other tliau In?
cluded In items 28 or 30) . 103.7?
Certified chucks outstanding. 180.00
Cashier's rheeks 011 own bank outstanding. 1,080.51
Total of Items S3, 80, 30, 81 and 33 . 3301.30
I).?in..M.I deposits (othor than bank deposits' sub?
ject to reserve 1. ; . .?. i,ayal,la within30tlayi:
Individual deposlti subject tooheck. ?:iii,700 83
Total of demand deposits' (othor than bank deposits)
subject to reserve, items U3, 31. 85,36, H7 and us 1030,700.33
rime deposits aubioct torosorvn 11... .1 altorS/i Uayi.
or aubjeel to .10 tlay* or more not ice. and poalal ?avlnirai:
Total of time deposits subject to reserve, item* 30, 10
11 sud 13.08,4*3.8?
Total contingent liabilities. $512,201.99
State of Virginia, County of \\ Ise, ss:
J. K. T. Carter, {'resident of the above-named bank, tin solemnly swear that
the above statement Is true to the best of my knowledge ami belief.
K. T. CAKTKIt, 1're.iideut.
Subscribed and sworn to before nie this
4th ikiy of Deeeinber. 111311. ' CoRBRCT? Attest:
J. U. WAMI'l.KK, Notary I'ublic. A. b. WITT.
J. W. K I'.I.I.V,
Ditto ton.

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