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ig Stone Gap Post.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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 ?
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
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.
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.
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
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TOrvlORROW (Thursday) 3
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
AI'l't.Y ON A NEW Kol.I.
NO UOKK 'I'll AN ONE 0M? II??1.1.
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Pianos, Organs, and Talking Machines
Appalachia, Va.
Virginia Wholesale Company
I incorporated
Groceries, Dry Goods, Notions
and Toilet Articles
Try Our
Sunshine Brand
of Canned Goods
Corn, Lima Beans, Pork
and Beans, Coin Kernels,
Succotash. Red K i dh e y
Beans, all under our special'
! label.
We are headquarter* fur
Laundry & Toilet Soaps
Carry the following brand*:
OctagOn Laundry and White
Floating, Grandma's Naptlia,
Swift's Naptha, Octagon Nap
tha, Fels Naptha, etc. Toilet
Soaps: Palrnolive, Sydmore's
Tri Color Assortment, Fairy.
Your inquiries will receive our prompt attention.
? Wholesale Only, Nothing Sold at Retail

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