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Wayne Wright, Star of Louis?
ville Club, Goes With St.
Louis Browns.
Wayne Writjht, vvbo a pent the
winter in Bit* Stone (Jut) with
Iii? father-in-law, W, II Garnes,
left uhunt two weeks ago for
Mobile, Alu.. wluirn the St.
Louis Browns, u team of the
American League, are in train
Manager L?e Kohl of the
Browns ha? great Impei in (he
Hin Sinuc Gup slab artist, untl
considers him us one of his most
promising pitchers
Wright began Iiis baseball
history while attending the
Ohio Stute University. During
nun of the summer vacations
be came to-Big Stone Gap to
play in the coal held h ague and
mel Miss Margaret Curnes
Later they were married and he
continued on at HCllOol where
lie whs studying medicine. His
ability as a ball pluyer soon
convinced him that his future
was in the great American gains
and he turned ail his attention
to it. His many friends will lie
glad to learn that lie is rapi.ll>
rinding Ins place among Amer?
ica's most popular stars.
The Washington Daily News
has the following to say regard?
ing Wright in an edition of last
The St. Louis Itrown-. have I I
recruit pitchers in camp at Mo.
tide and Manager Lee K?ln
hopes to adit consider,! I>lc
strength. Wayne Wright, for
mer Btur of the Louisville club
and Dave Dunforih uuolber as.
suciated star, seem to he the
most promising caudiilal.es. If
they come through K?hl will
have seven pitchers of pretty
reliable caliber.
Specialist Will Examine Child?
ren Free.
Saturday, March isth has been
Hi'i for i In- first of a series of
free eye clihica for the children
of the schools of the Richmond
District. The work will ho na?
iler the supervision of the locul
|{ed OroSS, who will have tin?
foil cooperation of Supt. of
Schools J. .1 Kelly, Jr., Coin
munitv bournes, Associated
Charities and numerous of oth?
er organizations
The plan of the lied Cross is
to make an intensive elfort to
have corrections made for every
child in the Richmond District
with defective vision before
.) line 1 st of this year.
Children who u.I the expert
attention of hit cyii specialist
will receive the liest of at ten
lion without charge where it is
necessary. Arrangements made
by the Red Cross with Slipl.
Kelly to use tin- balance of the
funds lefl on hand from the re.
cent dental clinics will he used.
If this amount, is n it sufllciont
the numerous county societies
a iII furnish the needed motley
The children of Appalacllta
wen- taken to Norton Satur?
day, March IK. l?r Miles.prom
inen", specialist of that city will
make all tests and lit the ghiss
i.-s free <>f charge Tin- truek
which Wiis used to convey tin
children t" Norton was furnish?
ed by the I'resbyteriaii church,
of Hig Stone fjap, lor all occa?
The cliildnui of Kant Stone
i lap and Cracker's Neck will he
taken in Notion. March 24, and
tin- Iinbodeu children March 31
Other schools will ho taken
on dates to h.- decided later.
Keeping our best foot forward
may be gobil advice, hut it is a
difficult inotlio I of progressing.
Prof. Garrett's Hi Boys lo
Produce Great Show
"The Dark Town Strutter
llevue" is the name of the big
minstrel show which is to be
produced by tho local high
school hoys March Ml.
'J'lui rehersuls have been un?
der way lor ((iiiiH a while under
the expert direction of Prof,
?arrett, and everything is
shaping up nicely for an even
inn of genuiuo fun for the Kin
Stone (lap theatre goers.
The Strutter Revue is a
breezy farce in three side-split
linn ?ceues. The first, of course,
will he the time-honored circle.
The end men lire none other
thun Hmlolph Voiieil and Carl
Banks. They will be assisted
in poking fun ut tho local cele?
brities by a complete circle of
about 30 men. The last scene
is laid in a barber Bbop, und
those who have seen the re
hersala declare that the origin
al barber shop scene of hew
h'ielde iu not in it.
The proceeds of the show will
be used to help the athletic de?
partment of the hinh school
win new Iioiiuik in Wise coun?
ty this spring.
No one doubts that the Strut
tern wil| ring up on a full house
and deliver the liest kind of a
show for the small admission
fee asked.
Revival at the M. E. Church,
Beginning Sunday, March 'J-"?
the public and all the churches
are usked to co-operute.
liov. U. (J. lie) uolds, the pas.
tor, will do the preaching and
l'rof. T. J. Scott will have
charge of the music.
liev. lieyuolds bus had con?
siderable experience in revival
work, having held successful
revivuls in many of the leading
churches of the conference and
always doing tho work in his
own pastorate.
l'rof. Scott comes here very
highly recommended. Kor yours
he has beeii singing for all de
He is u reul Gospel singer.
The most UBeful of all libra
rieu is a man's thinkery.
Music Study Club
The Hig Stone (lap Music
Study t'liih Hust on Wednesday,
March l.'iih.at till) home of .Mis.
.1. I?\ Bullitt, .1 r , unit enjoyed a
most interesting program of
Grieg us follows:
It.ailini; ''.Sketch of ilrlcg's I.ii'c'
Mrs. .Malcolm Smith
Heading "Skclcli of litie,; s Mualc
Mis K i: I'.nndlou
l'lmio ftidd "Tlie Itutturlly''
Miss Knill Smith
V<h mI Solo "The Swan '
.Mis I. C. Taylor
I "land Solo "Minuet"
Mm Sara William- Itlack
Voeal Solo "This Kind I'riniroWi
Mis* I'Hipp*
j'laiio Sol.p (a 'H'eoi liyiil"
ilij "To Sluing''
Mrs lUaek
The reading of '.'Grieg's Lifo"
wan most interesting, dud the
short sketch ol "Grieg's Music"
especiully tin- description of the
l'eer tiynl suite, with its trolls
ami dark ca\es, aided greully
in a heiter nude islanding of his
weird music The "I'upiilui"
(Butterfly) was familiar ami
charming. T h e "Swan,"
i though not so familiar, has tue
stillte weird melody of his other
pieces, and the song, "To a
L'rimroso" was very beautiful,
Mrs. black's piano solos were
very line, "To Spring," espe?
cially bringing hourly applause.
Members und guests enjoyim?
the afternoon were: Mesdumes.
K. 10. Gboilloe, Otis Mousur,
D. B. Pierson, J. L. MeCorniick,
.1. 11. Muihews, 1. ?. Taylor,
.Malcolm SiniLh, Will Goudloe,
S. II. Goodwin,Will Bush.J.K.
Bllllill, Jr., Mis. S. W. Black,
Dorothy 0>vens Drown, A. D
Owens, ami Misses Uuih Smith
and Nita Goodloe.
Miss Mury Kumscy having
declined the office of president
of the music club, Airs. S.tra
Williams Black was nominated
and elected president with Mrs.
J. Fi Bullill, I si vice president.,
and Mrs. J. L. McCorinick, 2ud
vice president.
Afier the business of the day
was fiuished, tin* hostess, us
slated by Mrs Goodwin und
Miss Nita Good lot), served de?
licious refreshments. Meeting
then adjourned. The next
meeting will bo with Mrs. A. I).
Owens and Dorothy Owens
Brown on the third Wednesday
in April.
Knows When You Pawn the Old Homestead to Purchase a
Twin Six or Rush to the License Bureau to Clinch the
Promise of Your Best Girl.
With the docket ja mined to!
record-breaking proportions un
other session of tho CircuitOourt
of Wise county has gotten under
way. With man asking for jus?
tice in this and tint the path of
the clerk Wis,. county is n se?
ries of bu Uli tig twists und turns.
Without Rich Roberts, clerk of
Wise fcbuhty, ox-oflicio clerk of
the Board of Supervisors and ex
ollicin clerk .?i the Board of Re?
views, acting as a sort of a hieb
sj.<1 information bureau for all
and sundry the lives of lawyers
and clients would he sad indeed,
Rich Roberts Knows.
The duties of uierk Roberts
are loo complicated and too nu?
merous to record, A few of the
more familiar one- are as fol?
lows: ll you want a marriage
license to knock lb" twilight out
of a had case of love sickness he
is the man who issues lie' fatal
instrument. If you give a deed
of trust on the old b.estead to
buy a twin six he records' the
deed. If you lind yourself fac?
ing a jury lor criminal or oilier
reasons be enter- the proceedings
in a huge hook about the si/.e of
He- original Oxford Bible. If
you have reasons to believe your
Gasoline Explosion Results in
Loss of Car and Barn?No
The barn of .1. M. Livesiiy, u
taxi driver of place, was com?
pletely destroy eil by lire about
11:00 o'clock Wednesday even?
ing. A Kord touring car which
was iils? stored in the building
was also a total loss
The lire is said lo have start?
ed from an explosion of gaso.
line which Livesav was pouring
int.i the tank of the car from a
hand container. He hud just
arrived home from Norton anil
intended to leave at an early
hour Thursday morning for
I'cnningtoti Gap and was tilling
the gasoline lank before going
10 hed. The heat from the en?
gine is thought to have caused
the explosion which burned his
arm and set tint building iu
All efforts to save the burn
were useless I'',ill lied by a
light bree/.u the lire had pra?
tically gutted the building be
fore the lire apparatus reached
the seen-.
Itis understood that neither
the car nor tho building werei
covered by insurance
best oiri has eloped with thei
oilier fellow Clerk Koborts will
show you whether the license
has been recorded. In the old
days there was ?> charge of twen?
ty-live cents for thin service,
hut Mr. Roberts has elim?
inated it. It you want
certain information about deeds
lie will give it to you, and with?
out charge, If you are a lawyer,
and especially a young one, he is
your best friend, for the clerk of
Wise county has to know more
law than the celebrated Phila?
delphia lawyer.
A Third More Work.
Since going into office on Jail
linry I, lliiil), tlid work in his
charge has increased one-thud.
Where one stenographer was aide
to turn out the w ork in I01U three
are now required, ami often Ibid
it .essiiry to work eleven and
twelve hours per day, Mr. Rob?
erts llligllt he able to tui'tl out
the work with less help, hut Iltis
adopted the policy of public first .
It is no longer necessary to wail
for vital information.
Deputy Clerk <'. A. Johnson
is in charge of Hie court work.
"lie is a man who has o\,-op?
tional ability for handling the
I elltillll.il en page I
Dixie Christian Endeavor Day
Last Sunday
Special services were held in
the Presbyterian church lasi
Sunday evening in the interest
of the Christian Khdeuvor
which is the largest inter de
noiiiinatioual young peoples'
movement in the world.
Regard less of the had weath?
er there were hut four members
absent with several visitors
present The leader, 1'eter
Wolfe. Jr , had arranged a very
enjoyable program for I lie even?
ing which consisted of interest?
ing talks on the organization
mid progress ol Christian K.n
tloavor in Dixie. The special
music for the occasion were vn.
cal solos by Misses Gertrude
Snodgrass, a member of the
Kasl Stone (lap faculty, and
Juliet Knight, of the Gap; it vi
olin solo by Mis N. IL Saly r
and a special song by the hoys.
0. W. Rhodenhiser (Joes to
O, Wi Rhodenhiser, superin?
tendent of the telephone depart
meat of the Stonega Coke >V
Coal Company, was in Bristol
last Saturday on business.
Mary Alice, hin.daughter, tic
companied him on the trip.
TlieV returned to Stonega, Sat?
urday night.
Public Responds to Bigger
Post Idea and Back
Promises With Cash
Thai Wise county is eager for
n live il|>-ti>-<lute weekly news?
paper is im lunger iu doubt. Fol?
lowing tlio announcement las)
week that the l?g Stone (Jap
I'irst would he enlarged to eif^lit
pages has met with enthusiastic
The conservative record of the
Post as a medium for denn, un?
biased news was accepted by the
public as a guarantee for the
promises made. The best, evi?
dence of this faith is the unusual
number of subscribers who have
voluntarily come in and paiil
their subscription*, ami ox pressed I
111? -ir good wishes tor the success
of I lie iiew paper.
The success of tlie new Post
will naturally mean the outly of
considerable money and the man?
agement has been gratified at
the response made by the public
to its call for support. Letters
jure now being sent, out to all
subscribers asking that they re-'
mit for subscriptions past due
land for a year in advance. The
subscription price will" remain
$1.60 until it is found that such
C'uuUuueil un paga 2
Gilly Bros. Buy Norton Laun?
dry Site.
Qiliy Brothers Motor Compa?
ny, of Norton, have purchased
the building and lut uf the
Norton Laundry Company at
10th and Park avenue1 and will
I build a modern garage and ?er->
vfco station.
The Norton Laundry Compa?
ny will huild a modern laundry
building uear tin- Interstate
Cotliii vfc Casket Company ami
will leave their present site as
soon as tin- new building is
0illy Brothers are agouts for
tin- famous Buick nod < Iverlittid
ears the Norton Laundry
Company, 'Garner Stidham,
prosideut, is the largest estab?
lishment of its kind between
Bluelield anil Bristol. They em?
ploy nineteen people and have
more than ??;!'? 000 worth of up
to-date machinery.
I). C. Wolfe is On Jury.
1?. C. Wolfe, of this city, iB
serving on the jury during the
present s.-ssion of the Circuit
Court of Wise county. More
than '.too cases are on the dock?
et. At the present rate of pro
gresn it will require more than
six months continual work to
clear the docket.
Lenten services on Wednes?
day, March at .V.UO p. 111.
conducted by the Itev. I'aul
Huntington. All welcome.
Lonesome Pine Motor Com
. pany Will Sell Durant Four
?Building Under Way.
Tho Lonesome Pine Motor
Company, a new concern which
will soil the Durant cur, expect
to he iu their new building
which in being erected on Kast
Fifth street, in about sixty dayB.
Tho first shipment of the now
Durant line wub received lust
week und Dr. .1. \V. Kelly, pres?
ident of the company, bus ex?
pressed himself us being welt
pleased by the reception the
curs received.
The Durant is a beautiful four
cylinder machine and will sell
for $1,000, Dr. Kelly pointed
out that the Dlirant bus feutures
that are only found on much
higher priced curs. The cur has
handsome lines, is elegant iu
i!> appointments und will prob
ably become popular among the
great musses who do not wish
to put u great deal of money in
U. B, McUockin, well known
architect of Big Stone Gap,
planned the new building which
will comprise an up-to-date
show room and tilling station.
The structure will he -tMxts and
of hrick construction.
The officers of the new com
puny have not been selected as
yet, but Dr. J. W. Kelly wilt
probably be president and A. I'.
I Hammond, secretary.
Death of George L. Litton.
Friends ami relatives of U(torgo
Leonard Litton wero grieved to
learn of Ills death which occur
red here at his homo on Tues?
day lit li'MU a in , March It,
lie hail booil an invalid for
more than three years, and
while his death was lint unex?
pected, it brought sadness to
Iiis l ived ones ami his friends,
lie was ?I1 years of ago having
heeu horn in I. county, Au?
gust 21, IS'.ll. Ala very early
age he was converted and lull ?
ed with Friendship Baptist
church, near the home of his
parents where he held his mcni
hership until his death lie and
Iiis family had only a short
l line ago moved to the Gap, with
the hope that he might regain
at least a part of his once vig?
orous health, ami although lov?
ing hands administered unto
him and host, of medical skill
was sought, he gently fell
asleep ill the morning of life,
lie was hurled from Friendship
church, Lee county, Va., on
Wednesday ut 2 p. m. Funeral
services iv ere conducted by
K'tv. It, M. tilbsoo, who had
known him from boyhood. Mro.
Gibson sppkt) of his sterling
qualities und of his devotion to
his family.
> He leaves a wife who was
formerly .Miss Gallic I'erry, of
the (lap ami t wo children, Gen.
Leonard, Jr . ami Kelly Sue,
aged S yours and 'J years re?
spectively to mourn his loss.
Those attending funeral ser-j
vices ami burial of Mr. Litton
? rom the Gup were. C. L. I'er?
ry, F. L. Morion, Mr. and Mrs.
U. M. Dougherty, Mr. and Mrs.
It. L. Dillon, Leonard Litton,
Jr., I. II. Tay lor.
From Drydun, John I'. Ilrrn
don und Charles I lerudou, Ira
Skaggs, who had been a family
servant for main" years.
Knight Templers Will Ban?
quet Caster.
The K night Templers will hold
their annual banquet at Norton
The exact date of thoaiVuir is
not known, hut will he made
public in It few days.
A number of men from big
Stone Gup, Appuluchia and
Stouega went to Norton Thurs?
day night when the plans wore
beiug perfected by the organi?
Roberson ami Lipps District
Would Vote for Bond Issues
-$261,000 Involved.
Formal petition will In- made
l.liie week by the County Board
of Supervisors to Judge 11. A.W.
Skeen for permission to hohl
bond elections in Roberson uml
Lipps Dislricts.
The Roberson District wants
to vote on u $180,000 bond issue
in build roads from the Bound to
Wise. The Lipps bond issue
will be lor $125,000 and the
money used to build roads' in
and around Goeburu und St.
The resolutions were passed at
a meeting of the Bourd of Su?
pervisors ut their regular month?
ly meeting at Wise on Tuesday,
March 14th.
The following members of the
hoard were present: A. L.Witt,
Big Stone Clap, W. C. Franks,
W. S. Barker, j, 11. Stanley and
R. it. Roberts, ex-oflicio clerk of
the hoard,
Major W. A. Stuart Busy at
Major Wm. A. Stuart, of thin
city, is busy this week in Judge
Skeen's court at Wide. He is
inking an important part in a
case between the Beaver Coal
CotlipaOy, of Norton, vs. a wid?
ow lady who lost her husband
while working on electric wires
of the Beaver people. jdO.OUU is
the amount of damages asked
for by tho woman.
During the lust term of court
the case occupied four days and
resulted in n bung jury.
? Advice has been recoived that
the second trial has resulted iu
o hung jury. Tho case has been
continued over to next court.
Mayor Horsley Pleads at Wise
Mayor W. J. Horsley, of Big
j Stone Clap, was one of the prom?
inent lawyers to appear in
Judge Skeen's court at VViae
?during the tire.l week of the
[spring term of the Circuit Court
?of Wise county.

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