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loL. XXIX BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER: 57,927 No. 40 Henry Ford '1 Plans lo Bring Railroad into Coal Fields. ?? Hriatol, Sept. 2? ?Vinn? of m |l. in v Kord to bridge Ilm Ohio river at Ashland. Ky., nnd |ioh H,.(rnto ihn oqnl Hehls of I hut fisiaie witli In < rtiilrond, h-ivo Sjjnst boon reported horn. Ii is $?nid that Mr Kuril hopes in B make eontucl with tho.KlkhOrii ?'?j Hazard coal Holds with 'In- I). Stroit, Toledo ?V Ironton Itail ? road which Im recently pii> 'l'he Houthern enil of tho roail I is at tUtchons, Ky., :to miles from \slilaml lowanl the Ken. jtmiky oonl Hold. Piers still B standing mi both sides of ihn B Ohiii river of the old /.immer is man project of several years I ago. These were never com I iilnled, and il is said I leury 1 Kord will get rant ml of these und complete them. H'rom UitchiuB it is said Kord ! cm hook up tho Mast Kentucky I read to Wehhville, 1 heu t he I Ohio & Kentucky bot wenn vYiibbvillo & Jackson ? then theCumberland & Manchester, with a few "gaps" ami he east. I) in (he heart of the host coal I District in Kastern Kentucky Tin n with about 40 more miles I nf track could even reach Mar? ian COtllity where he has Intel, bought out the Manner Kork : Coal & (Joke Company and ullu era at Kenlenia. All this could iluaily he ncconiplished, uccord itig to rail heads. Much interest is centered in thin project, und coal operators, railrOnd men and others await further developments as in ford's future plans to come in? te the Kentucky coal Heids which he is practical!) sure to ile within (he next twelve months. Those in position to know say Kord is h?hl mi get iiiig railroad connection into Ilm Mastern Kentucky coal Iii Ids, and il is important that he do so. U. D. C. Entertained. Mis. (!. ('. Long was thu ill - hghiful hostess of the Septem? ber meeting of the United Daughters of the Confederacy Ohapter at her home SVednes Jay afternoon, September -1st. The members answered the roll call with quotations about "Norfolk,'' Virginia's seaport, the historical (opie of the af (sriinon. Mrs. C. C. Odebran, tie- president read the excellent report of the work ol the chap? ter which will he sent lo the it Ii im a I con vent ion to he held in Kichmotid, October ll In tie lull, Mrs. Coclirnii und Mrs Kreil Troy being the delegales friim the local chapter. Circle No. - of (be chapter have planned to have a "Dixie Dance" the second Krida) ev? ening in October at the Armory. A colored orchestra Will furnish tie' music and this promises to lie one of the most enjoyable Unique events of t he fall season. Mrs. 11. A. Alexander report? ed that a number of the I.Ich, "Women of the South," hail beeil sohl .since the last meeting ami she still hud a large num? ber on hand. Mrs. Malcolm Smith, the his? torian, took charge of the pro? gram for the aftornoon which was us follows: '''Ikt . HnUlool IJaiii|ilon Ihmilii Mrs. II. A. W. Skeen hi-sliii^ InipriMiiitioiit ni' Joirsraim Dsvii Mrs J A. Oihiier Vocal Solo.Soleotoil Mrs. Henry I.. Lane ?'"??r .'I ii,. Saino Mars .1.-11 Mrs. J. II. Ihigy i juartut .luanlta MoadauuM J.mie, Alexander, Itiiili anil Skeen, Kollowing the program dur? ing the social hour, Mrs. Long Served a delicious salad course to the following members pres? ent: Mendiunes I). 0. Wulfe, K. H. Qoodloe, Skeen, Alexan del, J. II. llagv, J. A. ?ilmor, Li. Lane, J. A. Vonell.W. T Onodl?e', 0. C. Cochrun, I. M -Nickels, Rush, Malcolm Smith "'id (.'. 0. Long. The meeting adjourned (o meet the second Wednesday in October with Mrs. tl. A. \V. Skeen. No, the war did not mako the world safe for democracy. Too many of them are out of work. SOME PATRIARCHS OF THE MOUNTAINS At the Age of 93 One Spry Old Native Can Cut Two Cords of Wood. While waiting ut (ho little sta iion in Moccasin (Jap last Sun? day .veiling lor I he train from lirislnl \ye struck uj> a casual nc ipiainla. with an elderly aji pcai'ing gentleman, who was al? so expecting to bnanl the sn. train, Norton being his objective point nf destination, at which place he said he had two sons en? gage.I in hu-nine--. lie was of medium statute, dark complex? ion, regular features,-mull black eves, deeply set hut clear and sparkling, -monthly shaven face except fur shnrl chin w hiskers which .vcro snowy while, und a full suite nf hair as black and glossy a- a raven. I (q walked with u cane, having some years llgo had his leg hinken in a saw mill accident in Du-kcusun coun? ty, tin- dale. Altogether Ins geiteral physical appearance was that n| a min -lightly past mid? dle life, probably from fifi to tin years of age. Niiw fur the in? terest mg pari of the glory : .lohn I,'. Itedlield is the name Of ibis, gentleman, and he was horn in the < ?1,1 North stale ear? ly in the year 18110, and is there? fore pasl his lejud mile post. I'he family subsequently moved t.i ''.liter comity, Tonn,, and at lb.' beginning 'of the War He i we. n the Slat. - young Itedlichl enlisted in a Teilt.ee regiment and served throughout thocoii lliel, having been engaged in fi? hard-fought and bloody battles and a number of minor skirmish? es, mostly in Virginia and Ten? ne-., emerging from I hem all without receiving a scratch, lie was inuslered out at (Jhuttnnooga ifler having gone through u coil lihllUlie siege of -even days and night-, and returned to La-I rennesseo, where he has since l.e. ii engaged in farming and lumbering] There ale lull two members of his regiment now living besides himself, one of whom is Home what older I ban he. At Ibu advanced ago of 02, lie Says he can chop, ttjilil and pile up two cords of wood a day and can cut ami bind twenty shocks of corn in the same length of tittle. lie ll-e- tobacco and is not an enthusiastic believer in Yolstoadi-ni. Standing around the dale City station ti few days since we be? came interested in two elderly gentlemen, who were holding each olber by the bauds in a warm and happy greeting. ??I have just jiasscd my s7th birthday nud am enjoying good health, and feel like a two-year old," said one nf lliem. "Well," -aid the other, "I am slightly your senior, iiiy age being iU, init you haven't any? thing on me in the way of good health. 1 have never spent a day in bed from sickness, nor have I ever taken a dose of med? icine prescribed by a doctor, and have always fell that when 1 do lie down sick, I will never re? gain my feel .*' There are scores of men and women in thi- and nearby coun? ties whose lives w'OUld futiii-h rich material for real human in? terest sketches, to some of whom we may introduce our reader- in future issues of the Herald.? dale Oiiy OcruhK_ Wedding" Announcement. The following wedding an? nouncement has been received in the (lap by a few of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. 1,. Jennings, of Lynchburg, who formerly lived here in the rosi deuce which now belongs to Mr. and Mrs. W. A Head They hive a large uumber of friends who will be interested and will remumbnr the bride when she was a very small girl: .Mr. and -Mrs. Joliii L, Jenningi announce the marriage of their daughter, .Mary Gladys to Mr. II William Krhior Wednenday, rk>ul.!iul>ur twenty-eight I niueUwn hundred and twcniy-ono Lynehburg, Virginia. Many Cases Are Disposed of in Jonesviile Court. Jonesville, Vu., Sept. 29.? Oirc.uil Conrl fur Leo count v has just adjourned, having closed the busies) and longest session for twenty years. Two juries were used so thai the proceedings woro not delayed, and tho cases on the docket wore disposed of with despatch. The last two weeks were de? voted to the trial of criminal eases, and out of I Of) cases fried, loo wore convicted. More than $15,000 in linos wore assessed, ami more than In soul In I ho road force and five soul lo the stale penitoutinry. Tiie innjori ty of the cases wore for viola? tions of Iho Mapp prohihitioa law, id though there wore many oases of murder, robbery, mali? cious wounding, burglary, olc. The regular grand jury for the September teriii returned 200 in? dictments, and the most of these yet remain to lie tried, as st.|-_ vice could not ho secured on I lie defend.nits in time for this sion of court. Among those convicted id this term are : Ahe lint Held, mur? der, ? years;; \V. K. Ainhurgcy, robbery, 8 years; frank Mao gtird, malicious wounding, :t years'; Al It. .lone-, escape, 2 years; Dixie While, escape, I year; Bill ha'wsiiu, robbery, 2 years; Rich Cooper, Mapp law, second lillenso. 12 mouths in jail, and $600 lino ; Kill Burker.Mapp law, two eases, 12 months in jail and #7U0 lim-: I'Veil Mullins and Vermin Oiiriioy, Mapp law, each I months ami >2f>0 tine: Bill Hart, Mapp law, f> nmnllis and $500; .lohn Sh'eppurd, Mupp law, it iiienths and $500; William t'ollins, Mapp law , it mouths and l?nil; llohart Bailey, Mapp law, il months ami if250; Herbert Doyle, Mapp law , ii mouths and *500; .lo.- Morgan, Mapp law, tl mouth-ami $501); U. U. Thomp ItillS, Mapp law, li mouths and $500; Busconi Creech, Mapp law, li mouth ? and $500 : \V. II. ?. Noe, Mapp law, 2 month- and $250; .lohn Poiiley, Mapp law, :t mouths and $250 ; Arnold Combs, Mapp l aw . 1)0 days ttllil $50. II. A. W. Skeoli, judge of the circuit court ami I.. M. Itobiu ette, commonwealth's attorney for I.e.- county, have rweived much cotnmemialion lor t he w ork done al Ibis term of I he court. THE LYCEUM I take this method of an? nouncing to the patrons of the school ami lo the public goner ally that tho principal nf the school ami the president of the Community League have secur? ed through tin* Piedmont Bu? reau, ol Asheville, N. I!., three excellent lyceuin programs to in- given during tho school ses? sion. The nrsi of these cntor Inimneuis will ho given at the school auditorium Kriday even? ing, October 7, liegiiining at. H o'clock fast time. These enter? tainers are known as the I Ipnllo Trio, and they give it program of songs, stories, impersona? tions, violin, ami piano. Later in the season, Mrs. William Calvin Chilton, inonodrnmatisi, will give a program consisting of southern stories by southern writers. The third entertain? ment will he given by tin- Little rtenshnw Ladies' Quartette. This lycoum course has been arranged with the idea of giv? ing to the people of the (lap and surrounding communities a fow high class ontertninments ut a very reasonable cost. Hen sou tickets for the ihre?) pro? grams call ho purchased this week for III it sum of $1.00. Sea? son tickets for children are BO cents each. All receipts, after the guarantee has been paid, will ho used for the purpose of improving the school. 11. L. SULFKIOOR, Principal, If a fellow punches you on the jaw you are perfectly jus? tified in pasting him one be? fore turning the other cheek. A good way to start business to booming again in this coun? try is for every man to pull the strings to bis money puree. ADVERTISING TO BE TAKEN FROM ROADS Stale Highway Regulation | Will Be Enforced In This Section of Stale of Vir? ginia. The following article hearing <ni the removal of signs from the stall' highway was recently pub? lished in the Bristol Herald ('mi? rier und the ruling referred t<> in this article was put into ef? fect mi < Ictob?r 1st. Instructions for the removal of all utututhomed advertising from the right of way of the im? proved roads in this section of thb slate nn the highway system of Virgiliui Inn been received by ?I. 1). Keeler, resident engineer, from O. S. Mullin, engineer of the State Highway Commission. Mr. Mullen calls attention to a plan put in operation by K. U. Uoeke, dr., of StniintOu, Va., and urges that the same he put in operation in this section. In a leitet Mr. Cockc writes on the proposal as follows: "This office has been dire. I' d to have all advertising signs re? moved from Hie rights of way of the improved roads in the state highway system in this resiliency, ami therefore, I wish to notify all linns that have .?rected signs of an advertising nature along (he roads ill tie' ? late highway system', lh.it it those signs are not removed from the road- above referred to by October I, 1021, that the pa? trolman and section foreman will he instructed to remove these signs, and also to remove any -igns that are erected in the fu lure of an advertising nature, unless it can he conclusively shown that permission has been granted In the linn erecting in ii -iot|< by the State Highway ? lommission . "In order that tin' law may be fully understood I am quot? ing verbatim from the rules und regulations controlling Ira Hie on the state highway system as adopted by (he Stall- Highway Commission, efreefive .Inly 25th, 1020, under the provision-, nl section I, chapter 31 Acts! nf lOlOOoiieral Assembly in regard to creeling sign-: Il is forbid? den to place or allow to he pi ic eil within tin- right of way of any of the stale highways any advertising, or advertising sign-, without lira! obtaining permis? sion of tin- Stale Highway Com? mission. ??This applies to advertising signs placed within right nl way, or projecting over the right of way." Injured in Motorcycle Race. I'M. Williams, of I''. ist Slime (lap, was injured in tho motor Cycle race at the Wise fair last Thursday when a tire burated throwing him violently to the ground. A piece of glass from his goggles cut mi ugly gash on his forehead, and he suffered also slight body bruses. Wil? liams was a strong Contender in the race when the accident happened Mill Perkins, of Lynch, Ky., finished llrst. .lohn Siinuis, of Appalachia, won Saturday's race, but. he hail to go some as Krank De Ittisk ami Perkins were right at his heels all the time. These races were said to have been tho best ever seen at the fair and proved to be one of the host attract ions. President Harrison Believes Business Will Improve. President Fairfax Harrison, of the Southern Railway, lue Moves business in the smith svill greatly improve this fall ami winter and is quoted us follows: "As to the situation in the south, there is every indication that the curlier lias been turn? ed. "The advance in col tun was the bruath of wind for which Ilm southern states have been wailing." There are lots of good people .still leftiu tho world ? but they [are accustomed to being left. ADVANTAGES IN THE OLD HOME TOWN They wore never in so favor-1 able a mood to consider the vil-j lago as a permunent place of ac? tivity as fhey aro now. The leaders in the life of (he smaller communities who not so long ago were deploring the departure of their most talented BOUS ami daughters to tho fields of larger reward in the city now have it Unique opportunity. They have a rare chance to impress tho somewhat disillusioned voting people with lite advantages of life ami labor in the old home town. These young people are far more valuable assets now than I hey were before leaving home. I'hey have participated in city life, industry and business ami increase their contacts with the world. They return home with new acquisitions of both knowl? edge and skill and tire more than ever quit filled t>> make u worth? while contribution to their com inunity. What snrts of induce? ments iiiu-t lie olforcil lo get them lo locate permanently where they have 'now temporarily found i re luge? Tho village to retain il - ener? getic youth liltisl offer two sorts nf advantages. It must impress them as a livable place and it iiiusl have commercial possibil? ities. It inilsl olt'ei a satisfying hu? man existence und scope for the reali/alion of the nalui.it human ileSires for recreation, good fel? low-hip, agree.ilde relationships ami plausible activities. The business opportunities must be ilisc.criiahlo ami inviting enough to counterbalance the vocational III ructions of t lie city. The resourceful young mail Can liiid no more remunerative lield for his enterprise today than the small town, lie < ,ui not build up a colossi industry there tun he can lied more op port unit ii-s per c ipitti t h Iii in tie- city. Hundreds i small town businesses, many nf them located in mere hamlets, are do? ing a gross busiii..1' f.'itl.tino a year without using Nitp'o|oo-iic sales lac) ics. I'll.- overhead cost of doing business is often under 20 per cent and th.t prdlil gives i he proprietor a f ir more com furl utile living than he could ob? tain in tie- <ily with a llilicll larger incniiie. Ouo store in Ohio situated in a small hamlet does a business of a half million a year ami another in In.liana has annual receipts of three hun? dred thousand. These records ar,- mil the re? sult of a set of unusually favor? able circumstances' hut ar.- the reward of largo-vi sinned liliiii llies'a generalship which would I win equal returns if applied in any one of a thousand ilher places. The only way Hie village will ever he aide to real I/O il- possi? bilities is (,y concerted action and orgaiii/at ion. A New ICllgland village was located in a natural selling of unusual bounty, Hut its run down ami shabby appearance presented a drub contrast toils attractive surroundings. Many ? if the hills ahoiil the town were thickly wooded hul some of the streets of tin- town were bare of shade trees. The lowii hall was in a stale ot dispuir and other structures in the center of town were an eyesore. A voting physician returned lo town ufter an absence of some years to lake up his father's practice. lie started lo agitate for village improvement. After .some weeks of propaganda work, he enlisted the support of the leading citi/ens. A meeting of tin- whole community was called to organize an improvement as social ion. Tim meeting was so well advertised that everybody attended. iNot only nidi and Women but even the children wen- admitted to membership. Tie- dues could lie paid either in money or an equivalent amount of lubor.?Tbc Dearborn Inde? pendent. Merry House Party at Jose? phine. Mr. and Mrs. Prod L. Truy entertained a fow i?f thoir friends f mm the (Sup und else? where with mi onjoyabtf) house party at their homo nt Jost phiuo Saturday and Sunday, September 31lh and 25 th. 'The parly wits begun Satur? day tiftbrnooii with u inotor puny over to Oorchestor. Af? ter supper dancing was enjoyed until 13 o'clock, music being furnished by the Brunswick phonograph. Sunday morning the wind.' party was up by 7 o'clock and preparations were begun fur a '-ix mile hike" to the High Kimb They reached the knob after one o'clock where they built a lug h in lire and cooked their dinner over the glowing embers in the most primitive fashion. After picking lip an ibundiinco "f chestnuts they started fur home after four o'clock. Those in the parly were Miss? es Blanche Kennedy, Hilly '''ni? ton und Doris Warner, of Dig Stone (liti, Dale- Chapman, of Norton; .\j.ssrs. <,' K. Avers, of tJallipolis, tllim; t'leorg.i U Stu? nt. I?'.ddie Carter ami Chas. McColgan, of Morton, K-iih Smith and tiny Patrick, <>f Dig Stone (.lap, chaperoned bj Mr. mil Mrs. Troy. Siphcrs-Stewart. A very quiut wedding was loleillilized last Wednesday ev uiing, September 28; 11*21. at ? ?'Clock, wheii Miss hatnn Slow nl. "I h'.ast Stone (lap, became he hi ido <>f Mr. Il-nr\ Slp'i-rs, >f Appalachia; Tile wedding look place at -he Methodist parsonage at Dig Stone (lap, Uev C. W. I lean, uislor of (In- bride olHciutiug, I'll ose present were Mrs. Dean mil daughter Kvolyn. Mr. ami Mrs Sioto-i s will live for the present With Mrs Si jile-rs' parents, Mr. and Mrs. .lohn SiewaiL at Hast S one i Sap Free Chest Examination. Mow lit, von feel (o.l i) ? Tired -no appetito -(OSS 01 weight? I'lm Virginia Tuberculosis \ i suciatiou ami tho '?bate Hoard a Health working ?itb \ our county health itep.tr'anont are holding fiee eliesi ex num.items October 1Kb, I2lli, Kith and ll'ii Come and tie examined by an expert cheat specialist. Kim..' just where you stand on health Tnhc rculosis is cura? ble, if taken m lime. Karl, ox aiiiinaiioiiH Snvo mini lives. Don't be afraid to lie told yoil have an early case. De afraid um to know until It is too late for a cure Come lo one of the following places: -i Paul Ocl iltli?M.iyur s llii'iiii l.'?vbnrii I tat I .'Hi -.Mayor's Uimiiii Norton (tat llllli -Coinily llualll. t>?|il. A|i|KiUchU Ocl l Ith Mayer -1 Hurt ii an in i : ;ui.. in ami l an in I :i i i> in Those free examinations am in.ole possiOlu liy the sale of Christmas senU. V.oi pud when yon bought, s"nis las;, i 'hri.it mas. List, yeur Virginia Ion 3,285 citizens from tuberculosis. Of every ten deaths from all caus? es, one is of inherent mis. How many people in your communi? ty died of Ibis prcveillahlu dis ease?and yet tuberculosis is curable, if taken in lime. for further inform ition, write or 'phono Dr. W. It Cul herisoii, county health depart? ment, Norton, Va. Meetings at Christian Church. Dev. William Durleigb, pas? tor of tho Christian church, j Harlan, Ky.. will begin u ae? ries of meetings at the Christ? ian church .Sunday morning, October 16th, 1021. j Co operation of all religious [bodies is invited in ibis cam ' paigu for the Spiritual uplift of I our town. \ The pastor will proucb next Sunday evening ut 7::io. Sub jject: "Profit und Loss." Come, ryco will bo a stranger but once. Community League Meeting. Them will boa meeting of the Community I -ago ? in the school auditorium mi next Mon? day afternoon, October 10th at 3:30 o'clock. Bvery one is espe? cially urged to bn present u? this meeting