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No. 42
Home for Delin
g qutnl Girls and New Pau- j
prs' Home to be Built in |
|?Near Future
Board of Public Welfare, foi
?t'oiinty met at the Court Hons,
jjfj.;,. mi Tuesday, October 10th I
jst,, o'clock with five members |
Ljj, i The members of this board
Sj.ihi.I' M by Judge Skcen are Dr.
8 II ix, Kev. .las. M. Smith, of Dig
ijS. Gap, M'- M. Collier, of Ap
jftl.i.i, Mr. Napoleon Horn) of
?, Creek, Mrs. R. T, Irvine, of
jjyi.iii,. (lap, Mrs. \V. \V. Kemp,
St.ituii and Mrs. <!. W. Tnmpkin*
|,.nis Creek.
fI. ird Is completing plans for [
?construction in the near future
1 Deichtibti Home for Delinquent
As .iii.l a m w Paupers Home. The
9?.lit site of the poor house, about
miles from Wise has been de
ffj?t'l Spoil for the location of the
Bjtw buildings which will he provid
KjRfer tlie inmates of these homos
?fing it is planned that the institution
KsnQ eventually he self supporting
BOB a portion of the present jail
HlMi'iiMii e expense w ill he saved
KfW tbe county.
f?frh<- Public Welfare Hoard has
Ewtr, authorized to employ a Super-1
Kfefiial.tii of Public Welfare for tlie
HsSnly .unl plans for the selection of
mpnitable person for this position |
Kt ill ? iissed.
Sj?Wi-e county is receiving congrat
iiIj' from the Slate Hoard of
BBl Welfare on its progressive
Blic) in being one of the first coun
tS- in <he state to establish a Hoard I
M Public Welfare and to lake steps]
(0 .. j,. with the problem of the de
Eounty Christian Endeavor
| Society Holds Quarterly
I Meeting Here?275 Del.:-1
I ghter Attend
9 The Christian Endeavor Socii
Kb: Wtse county, held their regular
g-aib-rly meeting mi last Friday
H-iiiiiic in the Presbyterian church
Dt this plaee. For the occasion the
.l. in h was beautifully decorated I
fr:tli vases of full flowers-, potted |
:5 and autumn leaves. Delcga
I from nine societies repre?
sented the county, making a total of |
ni>a hundred and seventy-five mein
tei present. The Imboden Society
Vun i||e banner for the second time
in succession, having made live hun
|0ri!ij and twelve points during the
t quartier. At the close of the
?Kram delicious ice cream, cake
ii coffee were served by the Gap |
s"l;r-.Stand Up For Jesus
?'"?y..Draw Me Nearer
Prayer..Mr; II. B; Hyatt, of NortonI
Welcome.Mr. W. S. Miller, |
Pr< idiint II. S. G. Presbyterian C. E.
Remarks by the County President,
?I P. Wolfe, Jr., of the Cup
Sentence Prayer. . . .Opened by Mr. I
John Cilchrist and closed by Mrs. j
I M. Wolfe, of Appnlachiu
Scripture Lesson. .Rev. F. N. Wolfe
of Appalnchin
Announcements, etc.
? "'".Miss Juliet Knight
1!'i: Stone Gap Presbyterian Christ-!
iun Endeavor
How We Can Best Promote Christ?
isn Endeavor in Wise County, Mi
I). E, Carter, Norton Christian
In? Christian Kmlenvor Society An
Organization of the Church
Norman II. Russell, Hig Stone Gap
Christian Endeavor
" hat a Young People's Organization
'?leans to u Community
Hiss Mite Pritchard, Imboden, Vn.
"act.... Miss Gertrude Snodgrass
and Miss Virginia Crockett, of
hast Stone Gup
Something About Christian Endeav?
or in Virginia
Hiss Bessie Iresoh, Bristol, Va.
Song. .I'll Go Where You Want Me
to Go
Social Hour
If we didn't get it in the paper we
accept your apology. You neglected
to tell us.
Orlando Amburgey, Norton Jewel?
er, paid n visit to the Clintwood jail
the other day. As he wns making |
the rounds a friendly voice called out
und n green back dollar bill was
shoved through the bars of a black
gentleman's boudoir. "Hero's dot
buck I owes yo paw for de pocket
book he sold me," he told Orlando.
"I pays my debts, even in de coop."
The black boy was spending GO
days as a guest of the county for
selling "shine" to his friends.
Millard Barker is Accidently
Shot While Hunting Chest?
nuts Near High Knob
Witlnrd Darker, Appal?chia, is the
first victim of the chestnut bunting
season near High Knob. His gun
slipped from his hand and fell down
a sleep bank. In the fall it was dis?
charged, the shot entering the leg
and thigh of young Harker. His
condition is not serious, anil his doc?
tor says he will soon be out.
Contractors will complete the
work of laying macadam on the Val?
ley road this week. With the elimin?
ation of the famous "S" curves in
this road, speed kings claim that five
minutes call be saved between the
Hap ami Norton, The right of way
to Ibis big improvement wits the fac?
tor which held the building up fin
SO long.
The bridges in the Klglllllond dis
I trie! have been improved consider?
ably. Supervisor Witt keeps aflci
lite roads in this district with the re?
sult that they are second to none in
the state.
With his spinal cord completely
severed, John Collins, Norton, i:
waiting for death in the Norton Hos?
pital; While working in the mines
of ibe llawthdrne Coal Company
last Thursday be was caught beneath
a slate and sustained a broken back.
Hi. McCSiiire, of the Norton Hospital,
operated on the man, hut says there
is no hope. Collins has a wife ami
several children.
A large crowd from the Cap mo?
tored up to D?nbar last Thursday
night and attended the October
dunce given by the lumbar Dancing
flub. Among these were, Mr. and
Mrs. B. P. Warner, Mrs. 1.. B. Wil
COX, Mr. and Mrs. K. 1). Leslie, Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Crocker, Mr. ami Mis.
I. T. Cilly, Mr. ami Mrs. A. L. Hol
toh, Mrs. Caroline H. Lewis, Mrs.
Dan Faulklier, Misses Blanche Ken?
nedy, Hilly Fulton, Chaffln, Mary M.
Davenport, Gladys, Mary und Nell
Lib-, Anna Bird, R?th and (Cather?
ine Han on, Messrs. Roscoe Woltx,
Cantrell, Spohn, Carl ami Rudolph
Youell, Max and Howard Llle.
Mayor W. II. House, of Bristol,
met with a rousing reception in Nor?
ton last Saturday night when he
spoke in the town hall. He made an
interesting talk on the issues of the
Campaign ami declared George Pee
1 ry was an easy winner.
The new cement street is almost to
! the L. & N. bridge. The grading was
completed last week. inability to
obtain rock and other muterials is
holding the work back to a great ex?
tent. II. E. Fox, city engineer, says
that the whole thing will be complet?
ed before Christmas.
Tom Brennen and Bruce Craw?
ford, of Norton, went to Washnig
ton last week as deiegates to the
Capital District Convention of the
! Kiwanis Club. They returned to
I Norton Sunday night.
This Erstwhile Republican'
Stronghold Now Solidly
Democratic, is Claim of
Big Stone Gap will give Peery u
majority of no loss than I'm votes,
local Democratic loaders claim. Bas?
ing their prediction on a thorough
canvass of the precinct they are con?
fident the final count will not fall
below the l?il mark.
This figure is in marked contrast
with the Democratic vote cast in the
Gap in days gone by. Time wns
when the Republican vote numbered
the Democrats two to one. A great
many Republican voters have moved
out of the county or into other towns
in the county. The Democrats make
their claims for the Cap without fear
of falling down.
Peery and Swnhson addressed the
voters of Pellllington Cap and St.
Charles yesterday afternoon and last
night. Huge crowds were oil hand
at both meetings; and much interest
is said to have keen ill evidence
Many women were present and both
Swnhson ami Peery made eloquent
appeals to them, Leaders in Lee
county claim that I'eery will I.leak
the Republican power in that county
in November.
The sad news of I he death of Mrs.
Anna Bruce Shell, of Knowillc, was
received in this seel ion hj a large
ItUinbei of relatives last Sunday.
She died Saturday afternoon at f>
o'clock at the Lincoln .Memorial Hos?
pital, after a few weeks illness.
Funeral services were held Mon?
day morning at II o'clock at the
Harbison's Cross Bonds church near
Knoxville, after which burial took
place in the family cemetery. Mrs.
.shell is survived by her husband, Ed?
ward I.. Shell, of Phoenix, Ariz., ami
Leon Shell, of Knowillc, four broth?
ers II. H. Bruce, of Cluster, Oklaho?
ma, ? '. I). Bruce, of Morristown,
I t un., T. I.. Hi nee, of Science Hill,
Kyi, and F.. E. Bruce, of Knoxville,
Two sisters, Mrs. I.on Clapp and Mrs.
It. F. Vales, of Knoxville.
.Mrs. Shell was well known in this
ectioh, haying lived in the Cove
during her girlh.I. She is tin
daughter of the late Daniel Bruce.
Her mother, Mr .. .Ii iini. Hanoi;
Bruce only preceded her to tin- grave
a few months ago. She was the niece
of Hon. Ii. I'. Bruce ami Milton
Bruce, of Wise, and was prominent,
ly related throughout this section.
New Building is Finest ol
Kind in Southwest. ? Fat
Hammond Will Be in
?The splendid new service station
of the Lonesome Pine Motor Compa?
ny on East 5th street has been open?
ed to the public In point of equip?
ment this station Is second to none
in Southwest Virginia. In fact, very
few service stations in any of the
cities of this stale are belter equip?
ped. It is the home of the famous
Durant car. The Lonesome Pine
people introduced the Durant into
ttlia Held early last Spring and have I
been unable to supply the increasing
demand for the car. An expert
mechanic will be brought here to de?
vote his entire time to the car.
The tilling station is a built-in fea?
ture of the new building. The latest
in gasoline pumps has been installed.
The show rooms are big and well
lighted and provide ample space
for the displaying of the cars. In
the near future the famous "Star"
car will be on display. This is the
machine Durant built to compel,
with Ford. To date the demand has
been so great that the local people
have been unable to obtain even a
demonst rator.
The new concern will be under the
expert management of Pat Ham?
mond, who is also manager of the
Big Stone Cap Fuel and Feed Com?
The building and equipment cost
approximately $25,0(10.
- I
Republican Nominee Was
Not Expected but Crowd
Demands Speech When
He Appears in Room
John J. Ilassinger, Republican
nominee for Congress, was passing
through Appalachia the other night
and dropped in to hear Lou Sum
mers make one of his typical speech?
es. Tlie Republican standard bear?
er had hardly gotten into the room
when some one yelled his name. A
stampede followed. Everything
came to a standstill and llnssingcr
made the liest talk of the campaign.
Republican leaders all over the
district are enthusiastic over the
prospects for victory.
"The Democrats," said a promin?
ent Republican, "seem to think
Slehip is making the race. They con?
tinually attack him and forget the
real issues of the campaign. lias
singer will heat Peery by 2,000."
On October 30th, Dr. Hill, famous
New York orator, will speak in the
Gup and Norton I'm'Mr. Ilassinger.
Governor Morrow, of Kentucky, and
many other nationally known Repub?
licans will invade the county before
the polls close in November,
Slcmp's neent attack on Curio
and other Wise county Democrats
has been the most interesting devel?
opment of the campaign. The claim
that the Congressman hud deserted
the pally Wat swept away when he
suddenly got into action.
The speaking campaign of Sum?
mers, H?ge and others in the county
during I he past week was a huge suc?
cess according to Jeff Kiser, chair
man of the Republican speakers'
The Parent-Teachers' Association
met ami organized Monday, October
'.ith. following is a iisl of ofllcci-H
and committees: President, Mis
Horace FoXJ Vice President, Mi
Mnymc Even; Treasurer, Mrs.
Owen;; Secretary, Miss Ehtiiia Dun
can. Program Committee, Miss til
ga 1 lor on; Visiting, Miss lleverly
Kane Taylor and Mrs. John McCoc
mick. Press Miss Ituth Johnson
ami Miss Kiltie Stowers. deception,
Miss liillle Fulton. During this meet
nig a teachers' rest room ill the
grammar grade building, the need
of primary materials and a special
patrons' day. Mrs. Fox reported
that the Hon. C. Uascom Slemp, who
I nobly comes to the front in time of
need, very generously gave $2n to?
ward the rest room. The Communi?
ty League gave Mr. Sulfridge $60
for primary materials.
Although it is generally under
stood that patrons are welcomed and
even urged to visit the school any
day they wish, Friday is the day
set aside, on which one grade enter?
tains with a program at chapel. Pa?
trons an- especially invited on thb
day, thus lending encouragement to
hoth pupils ami teachers.
It was decided thai the association
would hold its regular meeting on
the second Monday of each month.
It is hoped that all patrons will try
to he present at these meetings.
The Woman's Missionary Union
will hold their annual meeting at
Gate City tomorrow. Mrs. Ilamp
Crizer, Mrs. Holly, Mrs. Maddux and
many others will go from Appala?
chia. A number of Hig Stone Gap
ladies will also attend.
Graham Gibson, 10, is critically ill
at the home of his parents, Mr. mid
Mrs. Robert Gibson, at Stonega.
The little fellow has been confined
to his bed for six weeks. He was
taken suddenly ill after returning
from a short vacation at the home
of his grandmother. Doctors, in?
cluding a specialist from Louisville,
nre unable to do anything for the
boy. Mr. Gibson is the genera) mine,
foreman of the Stonega Company.
The county's largest newspaper
press, a mere toy of 12 tons, arrived
in Norton last week and will be in?
stalled in the plant of Crawford's
Weekly sometime this week.
The press, which is known as a
Webb Perfecting Press, prints eith?
er four, six or eight pages at one
time. It could print all the papers
published in the county in less than
two hours.
October 24th and 25th at
Trinity Church, Big Stone
Tuesday 2:30 p. in. sermon by
W. II. Uriggs, pastor Appalnchla.
Subject: The Church's Duly to
Local preachers ami iheir work.
Rev. ill L. Graham and Rev. J. It.
Staley. The Kpworth League and
its work, II. E. Kirchner ami II. (.'.
McKiney. Woman's Missionary S ?
cicty, Mrs. II. A. W. Skeen. Mrs; I.
C. Taylor.
Announcements, Wise county, E.
L. Union, S. S. Institute, etc. 7:30
p. m. sermon, Rev. .1. P, lleiiton, pas?
tor] Norton; Subject: Why the
church stands for missions and kin?
dred woik. Our church literature
laud iti place. Announcements.
a. in. Sunday School and its w?lk,
Hev.W.II. Uriggs, Rev. I). II.Wright.
The Methodist Men's Club. II. G.
Giliner, M. I). Collier. Our Building
program, (Hi* Mouser and J. P. Ueii
ton. 10 a. m. The District Stewards
Meeting, ll a. in. Preaching, Rev,
M. A. Stevens,in, pastor KingSpoH
Announcements:. I'reachem Meeting
.lohn Cupp, aged 05, who was in?
stantly killed on Saturday evening,
October 7th at 0:30 when he acct
dentl) fell off of the high trestle on
the railroad in front of the commis?
sary at ?)" ephine, was buried last
Wednesday at his old home near
Rogersvillc, Tenn.
Mi. Cupp, hi tier known as "bad
dy Cupp'.' had been making his home
in Josepliiiie with bis daughter, Mrs
M. .1. Dailgherty, since the death of
bis wife several months ago. lie hall
just recently recovered from a se?
vere attack of blood-poisoning. lie
was an unusually kind and thought?
ful obi im.n ami lind a huge circle of
friends as every one who knew him
loved him mill spuke well of him.
Mr. M. .1. Dougherty, his son-in
law, who i- store mnnnger for the
Interiuont Coal und Iron Company,
at Jusephinu was eye witness of the
terrible tragedy. lie \.i. locking
the commissary door and turned
around just as Mr. Cupp was falling
from (he trestle. Mr. Dougherty!
rushed to him but he was dead in i
just a few seconds after he fell. I
The body was prepared for burial
by UundertakVr l u d II. King, of
Norton, and was taken to Itogersvillo
.Monday afternoon accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Daugherty ami
three children.
G. Ruttel, prominent Norton man,
ami long connected with the coal in?
dustry in this field, narrowly escaped
death when he was caught beneath a
slate fall ill his mine at Norton last
Thursday afternoon. At first it was
feared that he had suffered internal
injuries of a grave nature, but ex?
amination found only sprained ankle
ami wrist. The shock will make it
necessary for Mr. Huettel to remain
in bed for some time, lie is about
05, and is one of the oldest citizens
of Norton.
Seriously III
Freeling, Vs., Oct. 13.?Mrs.
Mary McFall, "Aunt I'olly," us she
is familiarly called, is seriously ill
at the home of her son. James G.
McFall, near here. For the past two
years she has been suffering from
neuralgic affection, with periods >S
intense suffering. She is an octo?
genarian, with three or four years to
Presbyterians From Three
States at Wytheville This
Week ? County Sends
The eighth annual meeting of the
woman's auxiliary aynodical of the
synod of Appalachia, Southern Pres?
byterian church, is being held thi<
week in the Presbyterian church,
Wytheville, V?., beginning October
17-10. The efficient officers of the
synodieal are: Mrs. W. K. Ann
strong, President,Rogersville, Tenn.;
Mis. E. I). Phillips. Secretary, Oliver
Springs, Tonn.; ami Miss Kate Wat
terson, Treasurer, Rogersville, Tenn.
Representatives from local auxiliar?
ies in Virginia, Tennessee, North
Carolina ami West Virginia an- at?
tending these sessions.
.An interesting program has been
announced, containing important
features as follows:
The llihle each .lay conducted by
Miss .1. W. Gnughcy, Secretary,
Young People's Work, first Pres
hyteriaii church, Knoxville, Tenn.
Mrs. Ii. K. Copcnhaver will present
the Home mission hook ''The Trend
of the Races."
Address by Mrs. .1. 1,. Calhiway,
president of Knoxville prc.diyteritil,
on "The Importance of Mission
Round table on presbytcrlnl etil
cilticy conducted by Mrs. Oale
Armstrong, president of Holsten
Adilress on "Our Work in Africa."
by Dr. Egbert W. Smith, executive
o.ietury foreign missions, Nash?
ville, Tenn.,
Address by Dr. M. E. Melviu, gen?
eral secretary, Assembly's steward?
ship committee, on the progressive
Address by Dr. R. D. Carson,
synod's Secretary of stewardship,
The woman's auxiliary of the
Southern Presbyterian church, under
the capable leadership of Mrs.W. C,
Winsborough, Superintendent, re
preselitS one of the most active, all
gressive ami thoroughly organized
departments of the church's work.
Prices Drop to Lowest in
History of Ford Company
? Everybody Will Kitle
Determined that the lliwor will
lead the world in qualify and price
Henry Kord has again reduced the
pi iee of his ears. Yesterday morn!
ingllcnry Ford Wren, of the Mineral
Motor Company, g"l a wire to re?
duce the price $60. This is the low?
est mark in tlie history of the Kord
ear. For a mere $200, if you happen
to have it, you can buy a runabout.
Add a few more hones to the pile
and plunk down (208 for a touring
Lizzie. If you prefer the Piillnmn
comfort of the more elaborate coupe
$63 > berries will set it in youi ga?
rage. And if you want to high brow
the gang and scoot about in modest'
luxury $505 duckets will find you
in possession of a real sedan. These
prices are all K. O. H. Detroit, what?
ever that means.
Bill it Happy
Hill Henry Kord Wren was s.
pleased with the new prices. With
the county still in possession 'of en
OUgh space to park about 6000 more
Fords Wren's gang of hustlers roll?
ed up their sleeves yesterday morn?
ing and called for action. Early last
Spring more than 2000 cars had
been sold in Wise county. Most of
these have been placed by the Min?
eral Motor people. With it $76,000
building and serjice station they are
in position to keep the whole Rock
going. They curry in stock at all
times about 23 Kords, in purls alone.
Anything from a nut to a. new engine
is in the stock room.
Their latest improvement Is Ute
night service. Open evenings until
eleven o'clock the joy rider ran tear
his flivver up safe in the knowledge
that some one is waiting down there
fur that very thing to huppen. Such
things as these, not to mention the
low prices, is making the Mineral
Motor Company one of the most pro?
gressive organizations in the South?

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