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VOL- XXIX ^ BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY, FEB R UARY 23. 192? No78 GENERAL BUILDING BOOM IN BIG STONE GAP Contracts Will Soon Be Let for the Construction of Several Fine Homes The demand for houses in Big Sinne (lap continues as much as ever despite the depressed condi? tio!) that is existing over the country, and realizing tin only remedy for this situation is in "build mere homes" quite n number of our citizens have de? cided to build homes of their own. During the past feu months a number of real estate deals have been made for resi? dential silos and it is expected by the time spring arrives about twenty new houses will lib under construction. Contractors are now busy sub? mitting estimates on as many a* sixteen residences that will cosl from $0,000 up. The Big Stone (Sap Land Company will booh commence the erection of two nice bungalows oil Popular Hill to help relieve the housing situ? ation, while practically every one who purchased lots in flip Poplar Hill reservation from the estate of .lohn Fox. dr., intend to build and have submitted plans to contractors for bids. The following is a list of those who have Rigid tied their inten? tion of building: I. C. Taylor, Clarence Bailey, A. U. Gordon, I,. .1. Horton, Libert (iilly. I! P. Barren, T. B. Stone, Morgaii Anderson, 11. L. Sulfridgc, C. S. T?te, j, I". Ilullitt, dr.. j| II. Cntroti, LI. II. Wl.itt, II. II. McOlannahnn. \V. K. I 'toy aitd T. F. Willinins. MULLINS-R?LLER An event uf much interest to the friends of both parties, was the marriage of Mis> Ethel l?.il er and Mr. B. T. Mullins which took place at Appalachia last Thursday, February 17, 1021. This wedding came as a great surprize to the friends of the bride, who was all Last Stone Uiip girl. The happy couple, accompanied by Miss Bonnie Koller, sister of the bride, Miss Viola Elliott, MY-. L. M. Koller, mother of Mrs. Mullins and Mrs. Eliza Neoly, of Clinchport, went to Appalachia Thursday, where the event took place; at about ?J iilO p. lit. After the ceremony the bride and groom loft for Ex eter where they Will make their future Inline. Mrs. Mullins is the eldest daughter of Mr . and Mrs. E. M. Koller. Previous to their mov? ing to Last Stone Cap they had resided at Exeter, and here the roiilaiico began. Mrs. Mullins has won many friends among the East Stone Cap people, They wish her a long and happy life, crowned with the best that lite offers. She is an attractive young huly, mid has won a place in the hearts of all who knew her well. Mr. Mullins is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Mullins, of Ex? eter, and is a young man of sterling character and integrity. He holds a position at Exeter where they will make their home. Mr. and Mrs. Mullins have the best wishes of a host of friends, New Deputy Sheriff. Paul B. Jesseo wtis recently appointed deputy sheriff of the Richmond district by Sheriff Corder to fill the vacuncy caus ed by the resignation of John Quails, who had served in this office for four years. We have every reason to believe that Paul will ranko a good officer. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR NEWS NOTES Another Good Time for the Christian Endeavor. Invitations were issued to incihhors of the Christian F.n dcuvor Society, February I?ili to a Valentino siioiiil which was giv? en at the Presbyterian Manse. Tie' rooms were tastefully dec? orated, usi .g the color scheme, red and white, this being the Young People's Christian En don vor colors. Many games wer?) played, among them a contest, which were advertisements represent? ing well known articles. Val? entines were giyeil out to each person present. The verses, wliicli were on the valentines were read out causing much merriment and many "blushes." As favors, attractive little bas? kets tilled with Valentino candy,' heart?, etc., were presented to each little guest. Refreshment- were served about |0 :30 o'clock, after which the guests left, each reporting a pleasant und happy time. All will bo glad to hear that the so rial committee is planning for another social to be given .March 171 ii. Christian Endeavor (join* In Norton. The Christian Endeavor .Socie? ty, of Big Stone (lap, has been requested by (ho young people of tho Norton Presbyterian church to come to Norton, give a program and help t hp ill organize i Bpcfcty, after which an infor? mal reception will he given the visitors. Plans have been made for go? ing Thursday evening, February 251 h ami we (rust our going may be a means of real service to our young friends of a neighboring church. We are counting on having a good time, so, all who w isll to go, be on hand at the Mutual Drug Store at 11:00 o'clock Thursday evening. Mariiaiikt Wol.kk, Member i'rosa Committee. Miss Bcainan III at Denver. A telegram received here by Mrs Lind soy Horton states thai bor sister, Miss Ltdiu Beaman, is seriously ill ut Don vor, Col., following an attack of influen? za which later developed into pneumonia. A number of phy? sicians who were culled into consultation state that her ease is hopeless, there being no chance for recovery. Miss Beaman is a daughter of Mr. Ulld Mrs. Joshua Beaman who formerly lived in Pig Stone I Cap, but moved to Anderson, InU. about three years ago, where her parents now live. She had been in Dunver for on? ly a few months. Wise County Woman Loses Her Appeal in Liquor Law Violation. Richmond, Feb. 15. ? The United Slates Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed the case of Alpha Burgnur, of Wise county, convicted in the United States District Court of viola, lion of the liquor laws. With her husband and brother she was charged with concealing a quantity of liquor. Sho was given two mouths in jail and fined $200. From this bIio up pealed, but the court was unan? imous in approving the verdict of the trial court. A bill in Congress proposes tho creation of a department of public welfare and the addition of a new membor to tho presi? dent's cuhinet. But what's the use? Tho welfare of the public is too vitul to receive political consideration. Southern Railway] Have Moved Division Offices Back to Bristol. t). B. Koistor, general super? intendent 6f the Southern Itail w?v Company, of Knoxville,\vho caused the offices <>f the superin? tendent of the Appalachian Di? vision tn be moved hero during the war, came tn the (Jap last Friday, and directed removal I of offices t<> Bristol Immediately. Mr. Keister stated that while they preferred t<> have this office cither at Appalachia or Big Stone Gap t|io railroad company could save $500.00 per month by having tin- oflico.nl Bristol and that because of (ho distressing financial condition of I ho railroad company brought about by in? creased costs and decreased traf? fic he had been instructed and required to make ovary possible C?I in operating costs no matter how drastic, lie furl her said this action would have no bear? ing whatsoever on the yard locu? tion at Big Stone < lap which lias heretofore booh authorized and ! which will he carried out whoa money conditions warrant. Wo regret, of course, that the em? ployees in these odices are leav? ing the (t ip. hut realize that tin' ooutheru, along with the other railroads in the country must ex? ercise drastic economies; .Mr. Keister authorized u- to say that within a few days the old and soiin-wh.it battered pas seliger equipment nn tin- division will be taken oil', and tin- same main line high plass equipment used between Chill tlllinUgil and Bristol substituted lor it. Party al I.. & N. The la lies of the Methodist church of live I.. i\' N. station held a vory successful Vnleh tine purtv Slondav night for the benefit of ib.- Methodist minister in that commuiiif) The community house was very attractively decora led in heaits and many of the youi)g girls wore attrii -live costuineu Music was furnished by Mr. Laillhei t and M r. Wilson. The L. & N. Betterment club met at the community house at 2 p. m. Thin sday. Plans were made for rep lir ing the new hoti.-e winch has been moved. The election of officers will be held at the next ineetlng. Those attending were: Mrs. Phillip (Jogg, Mr a. Trig Garrj. son, Mis. Myrtle Messer. Mrs. John Mohlis, Mrs Orilie Hood, Miss Maggie Darnell. The pretty girl cake went to Miss Cecil 1''leeiior The ugly man's cake was awarded lo our very popular superintendent,Mr. Harry Zepp _C!olFee, chicken, pickets, pies, cakes, apples and sandwiches were served. $32 40 was laised. All of this being clear as the people in the community gave all mate rial things. Shaler Gilly Seriously 111. Nowh has reached here to the effect that Shaler Oilly is so rioiisly ill at bis home in Bonne, N. 0., caused by infection sot? ting up following an operation at Bristol two weeks ago for up pendicitis. Mr. Gilly had re. covered sufficiently logo home ten days after the operation, hut shortly after reaching there he was taken suddenly HI and has been in a serious condition Hver since. His sister, Mrs. J. M. Young, of Stonega, left Saturday afternoon for Bonne, in response to a telegram. Mr. Sterne Visits Here. J. A. Sterne, manager of the Matz Hotel at Bluefield.VV.Vn , was a visitor in Big Stone Cap Saturday and Sunday, being a guest of Manager Warner at the Monte Vista. Mr Sterne will; take charge of the now six sto? ry hotel at Norton which is now almost completed and will be ready for business Iii about two months. He was formerly man? ager of tho Monte Vista and during his stay here was very popular with the local people as well as the traveliug public. J. A. Morris Distributor of the Chevrolet, the Motor Car Which Has Power for Every Purpose. Tho rapid development of the automobile and tho excellent moans of transit it affords for both business and pleasure, makes it incumbent upon any community whose desire is to keep pace with the strides of time to have within its eon lines one or more garages of suitable capacity and equip? ment to properly eare for this brauch of modern business. Big Stone Gap is well supplied with facilities in this line, and an establishment which stands high among similar enterprises of ibis section is the garage of J. A. Morris. Mr Morris holds the sales agency in that locality for the famous Ghrevolot motor cars. This car stands the w e ir and tear of this section, has power for every emergency and comfort for every Benson lie carries a full line of repuira ami parts for this and other in t chines, also a general lim- ol ICCeSBOriuS. The Morris garage makes a specialty of expert re? pair work on all makes of ears and trucks ami no job is loo ??mall or large lo receive their most careful attention. In this lepnrtmotit Mr. Morris makes it a rule to employ only ilieoll inies of tho highest ipiulillcli ion. This establishment is the ochI agent for Columbia but terns. Mr. Morns established lib business in 11)16 and since thill tune has enjoyed a giowing nut liberal patronage Ho i. t.io well and favorably known it the commercial marts ol Wise county lo need any words of introduction in those co ? niiins. 1 lieatrical. A raid on u gambling den, the urrosl of its inmates and the kill? ing of an oilieer, presents Oi.I the thrilling action scenes in ??The Family Honor." which will be shown at the Alllll/.u Theater on Tlnii-day. The loca? tion is a small southern town, but one that is run wide opeii." Tie- reformers dually get the upper hand and the raids on tl.e giinbling hells and the dens of \ ice stari. In oni- of these raids the youths of lb" village, society and pro? fessional meii are discovered present. There is a mad ncram blo to escape but most of the men are cornered and arrested. Tin- proprietor cleans oil) hisT-.i(e and prepares to tlee, when con? fronted by ah olllcor. lie shoots him down und gels away, and another man is arrested for the crime. Another thrilling escape is that of the mayor's son, and a beautiful girl, the daughter of a proud, old, aristocratic family. The two went to Hie dive to try lo save the lint's brother, who h i- turned out to be a scamp, and they aro caught in the not. ?adv. Virginians Interested in New Coal Company. Sergeilt, Ivy., Feb. IS ?Vir? ginia people, including F. L. Itodgera, j. K. Kelly and others of Virginia City, Va., have completed ihn organization of the Lotcher Cool it Coke Com? pany, at Whiteshurg near here with ?100,000, after making leases of coal lauds along Sand Lick creek in the coalfields bo low Sergent, and the announce? ment is made that active de velopment work will be launch? ed as early as practicable. It is said that tile opening of mines and town development will be started by March 1, and that a goodly number of men will be given employment. This is destined to become one of tho largest operations in tho Sand lick territory. If our American millionaires continue to spend so much time 'and money in Europe they will soon bo poor enough to go back to work again. ANNOUNCEMENT 1 To our friends and customers: Our representative is now at the Monte Vista Hotel with a complete line of new Spring Woolens, over 400 of them, every one a value. The New prices are very interesting?not merely lower prices--blit considerably lower prices on exceedingly fine quality. Prices: $25. $30. $35 to $49 THE QUALITY TAILORS of BRISTOL 1 raj _?__ |ct ^Ls]Lc-i ls-j [a] Cbifdi ig [rill] elfei ?iJ ^1 fa]Jg rjJj3fl!lflllfl^giM!sM^r^rr-il AMUZU THEATRE TOrvlORROW (Thursday) 3 KING VIPOR'S 'THE FAMILY HONORS, Exchange Your Old Player Rolls fo, ii,c Leitest New Word Rolls The Very Thing You Always Wished You Could Do?Exchange Your (.lid Rolls Bring these old rolls to us regardless of theii QQp jiAPW make or original price, and we will allow you "Uu urYUIl for them in exchange for NEW POPULAR ?. S. WORD ROLL. AI'l't.Y ON A NEW Kol.I. NO UOKK 'I'll AN ONE 0M? II??1.1. o. o. 141v^vivi-?riciv>?*iiii* Pianos, Organs, and Talking Machines Appalachia, Va. 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