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e Big Stone Gap roL. xxx 8 Pages BIG STONE GAP, WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 1922 No. 27 Republicans of wise prepare for greatest congressional battle in history of the ninth E? .-'? I SMect in Wise on Saturday land Elect 170 delegates to ?? [Name Candidate at Norton I Convention July 20lli ?H1NKSEEM P WILL RUN AGAIN Women Figure Prominently in List of helenates to Dis trict Convention ? Huge ^| Crowds and f/Iany Speech Feature Meeting m \Vi e; \'n.i July l. -(.Special to The Se-ti Tlie lii'-t big iliMiiiiii-.tniti.iii J?f republican strength ami lighting] Sfi.io.l was made here toilay when the SG.ii I'. leaders call? I the fir.it mass natiit-aigi' to elect delegates in the EwiiVciilien at Norton dii July IJtlth. 58 The meeting was (eattired by huge B?? i- slid many speeches of con gj,.l;,e. Itepuhlicat, leader, cn fflrrfi d their confidence that Wise stem'. would deliver a large reptile fflrHti majority at the polls this fall. Sfhi- hital absent.f friction between CUhilii- or faction: vvua looked upon Bail indication of the unity with I mhicti the party was bound togcthct j m tin county, Rumors to the iiffcet Wat iitaiiy prominent republicans Sen ..t iogerheads was smashed when 1 5j)n- ,..<?.-. tine rose to it : feel and j Sli-.il ? I it- support to Mr. Slcitip ot n|?.i tin- Convention nominated ffiii,. until. I rli election of 0. .1. Crevellng a ?miL. chairman evoked considcrabl. Kith i., in. and served to solidify ? The uniting was uotn eahle lor the HHiit.it.. t of women in attendance, tfl.i.i hanies figure prominently in the l.-t of delegates who will nominate |kc candidate at Norton on July i0tll.| if the Cap, were elected its delegates; iU'rs. Martin L). (jollier, of Appala; iti?, Slid Mrs. ?i. t'. McCttii, of Nor ten, Mere also elected, if Delegates and alteriiates front the ffiap . us follows: f. 11. Sieitip, \%. I. Witt, Mrs. I!. It. Alsover, Mrs. S A. Hailcy, J. M. (joodlocj J. It. P. S'itt.Otis Moilser, It. P. liarron, I!, it. ?I-.V.I, P. A. Arlington, II. A. kit III-] >y, It. E, Tiiggurt, Mrs. E. J. Pn Bptf, H. A. Sargent, II. O. (iiles and ;jjt'. S. Rose. The alternates are: it Kelly. J. W. Quails. W. T. lioodloe, | Sirs. Sue (iiillirie, W. T. Mahalley, \t. L. Mahairey. II. H. Sletap, G. O. B'siiCorller, Mrs. J. P. SU-itip, Mrs. ffwd Trtiy, Mrs. I). '/.. Parsons, Mrs. B. A ArHiigtou, I, N. Kelly, Jr., W. | llutin, Mrs. A. 1). Owens and Mrsi CARD PARTY COMPLIMENTARY TO MRS. CHAS. GREEVER JMrs.George L. Taylor and Mrs. J. B. gJVslnplct were the joint hostesses Jof ? beautifully planned pat ty at Mrs. ?'sylor'a elegant home Saturday uf stfrnoon, complimentary to Mrs. Cluts. Hifeever.ivho is moving to Norton Shis week. ?^regressive Hearts" was the mode :J( entertainment for the afternoon ijtid was played at six card tables 'Jd.ich were arranged ill the living jtujiii, tiinliig robin and sun parlor. ;j?li-. R. T. Irvine received the least jjj.uniber of "Hearts" during the af iJi-iiiunii and won the first prize, it set W card table markers. Mrs. Ray Hull M'ieirol the "Hoohy" a jardiners, if"'- J. W. Kelly won the consolation jtV.) Mi-. Cireever was presented with &?' guest prize, a set of .sterling sil ? Following the game, Mrs. Taylor SfHJ Mrs. Wampler served a delicious Silail ionise, followed by an Ice >,' -?':> , salted nuts ami mints to the |?' -<=is at the card tables. ,3 those present at this enjoyable uf ?tit Mesdames q, y__ Greever, ?:- T- Irvine, J. W. Chalkley, W. A. ?tuatt, Fred L. Troy, J. .1. Kelly, Jr., |H W?t, Bandridge Murrell, lt. B. ? Wjkovei, Josh B?llitt, Ii. K. Warner, ff-S. I'ssery, J. W. Kelly, C5. F. Scott, Smith, M. H. Gr?ber) A. L Hol ?"?. Hush, RHy Hall, I.. H. Wilcox 9I ? U. A. Smith, J. H. Wren, W A. Gilmcr, \V. R. Wren, I. T. tiil g'i Hiss Minnie Fox and Miss Reeve. HE HAD LIVED TOO LONG TO START AT TENDER AGE OF 57 A rattle itnnke eight feet long iml sporting 32 rattles was killed n Stouega last w> i l.. The dead tattler was brought lown for the curious to see. One jld gentleman became indignant when he saw the dead snake. "I've seen that 'ere rattler every hlorn ill' for two weeks in lily yard," he said indignantly. "Why didn't you kill it'.' he was asked. "I'm .r>7 years old and I never killed a thing in my life that didn't bother me. I didn't aim to start on that 'ere rattler*." Some snake story -hut true. OR. G1LMER ?ENYS BLUE HOLE TYPHOID GERM REPORTS Says He Ditl Not Examine Water of Blue Hole and Find Typhoid Fever Germs Thinks Story Was Start? ed by Parents Wishing to Keep Children From lite Water Dr. .1. A. (illmer made a positive itntcmciit Id the effect that he did not s?y the "lllue Hole" Contained 'typhoid fever germs] He also said that he had never examined tin- water its i- reported in a local story going the iound-\ Several people have stopped him on the street and asked if the swim? ming hole really contained typhoid germs. One or two eases of typhoid are in town anil it is believed the itory was started by parents who were afraid their children would con? tract the malady in swimming. nine the story was circulated n riotlcuhle falling off in swimmers be? came nppnretlt. It was thought that tin- daily swim would he confined to the honoiahle hath tub. I.ayne .Miller has placed at both drug stores a supply of keys fur tin hat h house which eau he purchased at a reiusonnble figure. The pi ice is less than half of ?hat it was lust year. UNUSUAL OPERATION Performed by Dr. H. Fvl. Miles nt Norton Dr. II. M. .Miles, of Norton, per? formed a very unusual and delicate opei at ion last w eek, when he removed a piece of steel from the eye of Prank Carter, of Si. Charles. This was done : by means of a very powerful magnet with which the steel was drawn from the eye hall. The wounded member was properly dressed, ami ttie sight will he save.I. It U only in the lar? gest cities that such operations are performed, and for a specialist in a small city like thus to have such in? struments is very rare. UNDERWOOD DICKERSON Cirover C. Underwood ami Miss Maude l.ayon Dickeraon were mar? ried at Kingsport, Teun., Sunday morning, .lime 26th, at !? o'clock. Key, S. Ii. Ogle, pastor of the Kirst Raptisl church, performing the cere? mony. The happy couple left for Altipass, Blowing Kock, Ashevllle, Henderson ville, N, and Chase fity.Va.,where they will spend their honeymoon with friends and relatives. Mr. Underwood Is a son of Mr. and Mrs. M. II. Underwood, of Way hesville, N. C, while the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Ov? ertoil Dickeraon, of Chase City. Both the bride and groom have been employed by Kuller Hros. store here ami have many friends. They wi! make their home in Appalachia ufter about July 10th. Their many friends wish them much happiness.?Independent. Layne Miller Buys Filling Station of J. A. Morris Layne Miller has purchased the Sill? ing station and accessory department of J. A. Morris, Nash Agent, and will make extensive improvements and operate under the name of the Auto Pilling Station. Station. The deal was closed last week and Mr. Miller expect, I., have everything in shape to do business by the middle or latter pail of this week. Mr. Morris will continue to handle the Nash Car and will also operate the service station in a new stand next to the Royal Laundry. He mov? ed intu his new quarters on last Sat-j urdsy. Many improvements will he made by Mr. Miller ami he expects to have every convenience for the ear owner. STONEGA EMPLOYES; CELEBRATE BANNER MONTH WITH DINNER Mine Foremen Are Given Banquet by Stonega Coke and Coal Company in Ap? preciation of Work Done in Month ol June?Free Show for All The Mine foieman and mine work? ers of the Stoiiegu plant of the Sto negu I'uke and dial Company Were given a banquet and freO show on last Saturday nicht in honor of the unusually good tonnage mined dining tlie month of June. The amount of coal mined, while not definitely known, 11 kiild Hi he the highest tig are for one month in recent years. The mine foreiiion were given an elaborate hainpiet in the hotel; Mr. II. A. Alexander acted as toast mas tel. The miners Wert; given a free show .luring the same .'veiling. Those who attended the banquet were: II. It. Gibson, general fore? man; Hill Slaughter, foreman, ami Prunk' Clehlerits, foreman. The fol? lowing assistant mine foremen were also present, Jet West, O. Hi Giles, T. Gibson, K. Thompson, .lohn Print/, It J. Poster; Have Will.er, Marion MeCurtey, Sam David, track boss'; Lee It.illins, chief electrician, and Burl Carter, Wire ho 3. PENNINGTON GAP MAN KILLS WIFE Who Was Mistaken For Burglar At Early Hour i Sunday Morning Smith King, a prominent young merchant <u" Pehhington <!np, is al? most crazed over -hooting his wife at <>30 o'clock Sunday morning when ho mistook her for a burglar when ; she arose from her bed ami is sup? posed to have been lotting down a window during a severe rain storm which was taking place at that time. I Mr. King did not know it was his wife until ho went down stairs and found her body lying on the outside, having I fell out of the window. She was shot I in the back, the ball going entirely I through her body. CREVELING NEW G. 0. P. CHAIRMAN IN WISE COUNTY Succeeds Wade Hamilton as Head of Republican Organ? ization in this County?His Election Pleases Party Leaders i'. .1. Creveling, General Manager of the Blackwood Coal & Coke Com? pany; was elected a-- chniriilaii of the Republican organization of Wi e county at the mass meeting of that praty at the court house lust Satur? day. He Succeeds W. Ii. Hamilton, who refused to accept the min e again. Mr. Hamilton has served his party fot two years as its county chairman ami could nut accept another two year's on account of business requiring all his lime. The election of Mr. Creveiiiig was hailed as a \ ictorj hy party letulet throughout the County. He i a staunch Republican and on.- of Lite hardest Workers in Lite district, He was it delegate to tb.iventioit that nominated Harding, and is active in all county politics. The retiring chairman has made a splendid record and it was only with difficulty that he convinced the meet? ing that be would not coitsidei re? election, PAY HEED TO "YE SIGN OF THE BLUE TEA POT" WHEN DOWN TOWN It is a Decided [novation for Ye Weary Traveler and Yo Hostess Who Would Entertain in Fairy Land "Ye Sign of Ve Blue Tea Pot." might have been lifted bodily front the pages of a Best Seller to the lit? tle building opposite the Post Utliee it is that unique and Inviting. Of course it was not. Practical places to eat usually find their beginnings in the minds of women who have be? come weary of seeing "hot dogs" siz? zling in a restaurant window. Then, there is the atmosphere, the cool blending of the blue and gray, spot? less linen and numerous ttowcrS, "Ye Sign of Ve Blue Tea Pot'' is just shell a place, a sort of facsimile of some of those odd and dreamy places to eat that one finds in out of the way places od Broadway or Fifth avenue. This little tea loom was only open? ed last Saturday by the ladies of the Baptist church who wish to make money to build a new Sunday School | room to their church. The first day j $63.00 was taken in. Anil since tha. time it has been such a .-uccess that | the ladies are going to keep it open I just as long as the public will run. tinue to recognize a good place to ent. For one week it will he open from 12 noun until 0:30 in the e' en ihg. By that time they believe it will tie possible to tell whether the tea room will he a permanent suc? cess. The color scheme for the room was designed by .Miss Jessie Cox, of Prankfort, Ky., who is an artist of considerable ability. In connection with the ten room the l.elies operate a woman's ex? change. Those doing needle work or cookery are invited to join. The membership fee is $l.nu per year. Kneh member can bring sewing or cookery she wants to sell and the ludies will sell it on the basis of fif? teen per cent, commission. To dale 21 members have joined and there has been no effort to obtain members. Big Stone hss long felt the need of such im institution und the folks ivil? care sire responding rapidly to the iliovation. Already one lady has re? served tables to entertain friends, and it is expected that "Yc Sign of Ye Blue Ten Pot" will e.i he the scene of many fashionable' gather? ings. The price.-; are most reason aide. A splendid plate luncheon can he had for only fifty cents. Salads and other dainties dear to women ami many men, for that matter, may he had a la mode. Those who. are responsible foi ?lu? tea room and who an- faithfully sponsoring its success are: Mrs. P. .1. Prescott; Mrs. B. P. Burgess; Mrs; ... Polly. Mrs. B. B. Goodloe, Mrs. liar ry Cilliam, Mrs. lt. I.. Hilton, Mrs. P. 1.. Morton, Sirs. C. M. Daugiierty; Mrs. Hubert Masters, Mrs. A. M. Pad gett, Mrs. \V. S. Beverly, Mrs. Andy Witt, Mrs. Otis Vaughn, Mrs. Ilnlly Hilton. Mrs. 1.. It. Pecry, Mrs. W. T. floodloe and Mrs. Dora Agee; The next time you are down town pay heed to "Ye Sign of Ye Blue Tea Pot". It is a delightful surprise. GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD HERE DURING NEXT WEEK All Members of Mountain Golf Club Are Requested to Turn in Score for 18 Holes by Saturday of This Week? The Mountain Golf Club will hold a handicap tournament here during next week. All members are request? ed to play 1.S holes during this week and turn in their score cards to H. K. Warner at the Monte Vista Hotel by Saturday night of this week. Score cards may he obtained from Mr. War? ner. PEERY IS CONFIDENT THAT HIS PARTY WILL WREST NINTH FROM REPUBLICAN CONTROL THIS FALL INSURANCE CO. LOSES A 100 TO 1 SHOT ON MOTHER NATURE The First National Land Auc? tion Company, who sohl the C F. Itlahtotl Addition here hist Satur? day, asked Mr. A. I.. Witt, man? ager of the South-West Insurance Agency, to guarantee them that no rain would spoil the day. Mi. Will issued a policy guaranteeing that not more than one.lentil of an inch of rain would fall during the day. Hut it fell - lots of it. The del? icate instrument caught sufficient tain to make tthe policy due ami payable. The rainy day spoiled a part of the auction sale, hut the policy protected the auctioneers against total loss. Mr. Witt is selling a good many policies of this kind now. The next time you want to go to a cir? cus or a picnic he will guarantee the day cloudless for a reason, tide sum! CAP GOLFERS PLAY IN BRISTOL CLUB TOURNAMENT 15. F. Warner Takes Cup in Sixth Flight ? Fox and Stoehr Flay Splendid Game Ii. F. Warner, manager of the Monte Vista Hotel at this place, won the cup in the sixth flight of the Country I'lub of Itristol Invitational. Golf ToliiilntUciit in that city last week. The consolation cup for the lixtli Might was awarded to George Uuebuck. Horace Fox and Dr. Sto.hr quali? fied for the fourth and third flights and played a great name. In the li mils Mr. Fox was defeated one down and Stoehr three. Mr. Wihos de? feat.-.! Itochuck lout down and lost ill Ihi etui lliial . Mr. Warner made Die Inch.- I gross score in the qual? ification rounds, hut finished in great diape, doihg eighteen holes in one hundred and ihr. . Htjrokei. A number ..t Gapitt's played in the tournament ami enjoyed the hospi? tality of tin- Country Cluh of itristol. BLANTON ADDITION LOTS GO AT ABOUT HALF THEIR VALUE More Than Fifty Splendid Lots on North Side Are Auctioned Off Between Showers Last Saturday Despite the frequent showers of last Saturday the famous Homey twins sold more than fifty lots in the illantoit Addition on the North Side. Everything was Carried out as ar? ranged with tin- exception of the bal? loon ascension which was made on Sunday afternoon. The hand, cash there us advertised! prizes and real vaulcs ill lots were When asked if he was satisfied with the resulfof the sale Mr. c. F. Man ton, owner of the addition, said: "The lots went at about half their value. In a town like llig Stone Gap property situated as that is is worth twice us much. Every purchaser of a lot got a real bargain." 'l'lie -ale attracted a large crowd, and hut for the frequent showers it is thought that every lot in the beau? tiful addition would have been sold. " The Blue 'Tea Pot" Open this week from 12 to 1:30. Menu: Salads, sandwiche., iced drinks, cream and cakes, water mel? on on ice.?adv. NOTICE ' A dividend of one and one half per [cent, (Iii) on the par value of each 1 chare of preferred stock of this Com? pany for the quarter ending June 30, 1922; has been declared payable on or before July 15, 1022, to Preferred Stockholders of record at the close of htttim si June 30, 1022. KENTUCKY UTILITIES COMPANY Inc. 27-2? A. A. Tattle, Secretary. Democratic Standard Bearer Tells Post Representative in Bristol That Everything is Favorable to Democratic Victory BELIEVES PEOPLE WANT CHANGE Tour of District Shows That Many Are Rallying to His Call?Thinks Wise Will Go Democratic ,-Yut< can Say that everything is favorable t.. a lug Democratic victory in the Ninth District this full." the Hun. George C. IVery, democratic nominee fur congress from the Ninth District, told ;? representative of the Post in Bristol last week. Mr. Peery hud just arrived in Hri~ tol from un extensive tour of Dicken -on county. Most of the trip had been made by horseback, hut the can? didate did not show any ill eite'cts of the trip. He was in good spirits ami was confident that he would w in m the race this fall. He believes that Wise county will give him a majority, and that the long held republican hold on the district will he broken when the polls close in November. When asked if lie thought the Ninth was better organized than h is been the eise ill previous campaign', iie unhesitatingly said, "I do. We have never had a better organization nor have (he individual workers la? bored so faithfully for a unanimous victory. In my honied lotii of tin district I have met with nothing but confidence; I believe the people waul, a change." The Hon. Henry I I.I Byrd, of Winchester, chairman of (he state democratic committee was also in Bristol. He was very enthusiastic' over Mr. Peery's Dickenson county trip and talked at length on the pros poets of democratic success tin - full. Mr. Peery returned to his home in Taxewell last Saturday, lieforc go illg he said that the big effort for hi election Would Hot be made until the republicans nominated their man at Norton on the 2uth of thi-, month. When naked if he tl.ght Mr. Slemp w ould accept the nominal lull he smil? ed und said: "I hope mi." GOAL OUTPUT Coal production in the Southwest? ern Virginia field tot the week ending June 2d, was 221,093 tons, or 88.li per cent, of full tune capacity, 26 1, 262 tons. The loss on account of car shortage wus 0,371 tons; labor short I tage,9,766 tons; mine disability 7,01)1! I Ions; total loss, 20,269 tons, or ll.fi I per cent. t'oke production was 1,876 tons. The production in tin- territories served by the various railroads was j as follows: N. * \V.?Net tonnage produced 62,373, or SO.7 per cent, (if capacity, 00,1110; loss, 8,027, or l?.ll per cent. N. N.?Production, 6,733, or Ol'.fl per cent, of capacity, 7,360; loss 1,017, or 8.-I per cent. I. It. R.? Production, 60,627, <?? 06.7 per cent, of capacity, 00,020; loss, .'1,0112, or -1.3 per cent. Son. Production, 41,671, or 78.7 per cent, of capacity, 50,062; loss, 12,1181, or 21.3. per cent. I C., C. & O.? 50,280, or 92.6 per cent, of capacity, 26 1,262; loss, 20,-? j 260 or 1 1.6 per cent. The production for the week shows an increase of 12,00-1 tolls over last week, which was 212,9811 tons. The production for the same week las! year was 07,0'.i6, tons. j KAIN SPOILS THE GLORIOUS FOURTH HERE ! The annual Fourth of July rain made the big picnic an Impossibility I in the Gap. Those who had planned ; to come and eat their dinners on the ball ground unpacked the baskets with a sigh and stayed at home. The Committee in charge have de? cided that the program arranged will be carried out Saturday, July 16th, weather permitting. Superintend? ents are tcquested to notify the schools to this effect. Mrs. H. A. Dudley, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. A. M. Padgett, returned to her home in Roanoke Friday. While in the Cap, Mr*. Dudley wa.s the receipient of much social uitentimi.