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No. 45 Ionnage again i falls 8,266 tons ffljL Shortage Said to Be flsCausc of Decrease?Down Si to 58.2 Per Cent, of Nor SB-,'}.. ?,. \i tonnage "f conl produc Bfi ,., [i, , n, !il for tlif woke ending Hj,,,i.r 'a:is lal.O'Jli tons, or 58.2 Mm ,,f normnl capacity. The H.i .. tons over the prc Hj| .,. is iliu- to cor shortage ?S.in 'In' report of the Vir 0?g. , Coul Operators' Association. Hfl limit.i: the week reported above WS y ,v \V. Iiatnlleil :t r.,:t I f. tons; HjL '.' N. delivered to trunk lines Wta Serbia ,2SM tons; the Interstate Hj. i , sh irp ileeline over the previous delivering only 37,212 tons Ha ling roads; the Southern HS | ;s |,7If. tons ami the ('., C. & Eg' !' . I lie same week last year Hg"'''''.''' tem of eoal were proilueeil HS i".,ki- remains iihout the same w'r.li BH:;f, tun ?? reported for the week. hestor of b & 0. hale at ninety five Bp.. F. Thompson, Oldest Eni ?P ploye, is Older Than the p? Railroad Itself Wkjt ' "?" the oldest railroad in $5'j I .-'.tale-, I.. I '. 1 'h-uiip' "li, K?t I'arkcisburg, \V. Vu., recently Hfc >r: ,i..l Iiis ninety-ninth birthday ?B . i ii..lion held by few who are KL- active at this age as the present Has'.-tiii- nf tl?' Baltimore ami Ohio. Hp i "Mi l than ill,- railroad itself, Ky-1'iii).' been horn in 1823, or four P- 1'el'oie tin' ? ity "'.' Halt ininiv Mf ? ? birth, in 1827, to the organiza nth which he has been ideii'i i sixty-flyc years. .Mr. Thoinp Hg> " '? pensioned by the company Hiii I'.?in, twenty-two years ago. H Ky hirth Mr. Thompson is a Vir t, ? ii native of Prince William R3 mty. I!y inclination, he fust be B a school teacher, imparting to Eg" children of the early "follies'* H ; ' ' locality the mysteries of Kj "KV. In 1848, he jour ? nrvi.1 on horseback over the moun ? taint to I'runytown, W. Va., to uc n ?!' a position at Rector College an K in mathematics, continu |8 ? '" teach until hi.s health failed BN 18,17, .'.ml upon the advice of :, Vr'.'m' i in lu- sought out.door employ ? As brakemnn, he started his 1 ? ? r11 ? railroad career in 1857 Oil the North ? Grafton and I'arkcrsburg, W. Va., ? ??'.i ll had just been completed, later ? " niint: part of the Baltimore and S Mr. Thompson went on for three Bl' ii- as brakenian, recovering bis walth, and in 1K00, was promotecd 1? freight conductor. He later be rathe ., passenger conductor,between Grefton and l*nrkorsbu:g,shonly be? fore the civil war broke out. His ''??it. transported the regiment of I'nion soldiers to Webster which en Uited the first hind battle of the war, n I'hillippi, W. Va., May 28, 1801. In 1802 Mr. Thompson went to I'arkcrsburg, W, Va., occupying a position in the freight office where M remained the balance of his active railroad career. Mr, Thompson lives at Porkers ?irg, W. Vn., with his granddaugh? ter, Mrs. C, A. Swearinger. to begin" survey of wild cat road Local Engineer Will Do Work For Road Viewers of Lee County The Road Viewers of I.ee County Wet October 27, and went over the posed highway from the Scott tounty line near Jasper In Wild Cat Galley to the Wise county line nenr Orcton, viewing carefully every de? tail affecting land owners through "hlch it passes as well as securing ' Hood location. J- 1'. Wolfe, the veteran civil en? gineer of this place, with a corps of assistants will begin this week a sur? vey and cross-section of the route Indicated by the viewers, and in a ??"Ort time will be ready to submit Profiles and estimates for the con-1 "ruction of this important link of' 'ighway. ' PROMINENT VISITORS IN HIGH SCHOOL LAST WEEK On November 2nd I'ruf. 1). S. Lan? caster", uf the Agricultural College,. Blackaburtf, Vo., and Mr. It. D. Molt-1 by, of the Federal lluiird for Voca? tional Agriculture, were visiting the agricultural department' of the local school. Prof. Lancaster is in the Depart? ment of Agricultural Educntion at the State College of Agriculture. He was on a tour of inspection last week' in lieu of Mr. Titos. I). Lason, the state supervisor, who is ill at his home in Richmond, Mr. Molthy is the agent for the Federal Board ami has his office at Washington, I). C. Mr. Molthy was very fuyorably im pressed with this section of the state, ami promises us another visit some time in the future. The distinguished visitors were taken on a tour of inspection over a large part of Wise .county l>y Prof. Sulfridge and the local teacher of agriculture. They were enthusiast? ic over the trucking possibilities of this county as well as it's natural re? sources. LOCAL MEN "CROSS THE DESERT SANDS A. O. Umstead, Henry Mc Cormick and Sam Carter Take Shrine Degree in Roanoke Saturday About I.V.) candidates for the Shrine from Southwest Virginia went to Roanoke1 last Saturday to make their liret journey across the "hot sands." A. t). Umstead, Henry McCormick ami Sam Carter, of the Cap, were among those who went from Wise county. They left the Cap Friday afternoon in company with about f. I other candidates from this county, o. W. Rhodenhiser, Stone ga,, Arthur Hilst, llendley Peake .lohn Vance, t). I.. Maddox and George Jenkins, all of Appalachian were also candidates. BILLY SUNDAY CLUB TO WORK !N LYNCHBURG Six Hundred Men Attend Organization Meeting in Tabernacle Lynchburg, Va., Nov. 3,?Follow? ing the close of Hilly Sunday's six weeks' campaign here, BOO men turn? ed out Monday night for the for? mation of a Billy'Sunday Club. The organization here is to he along somewhat different lines from some of the clubs, for there is to he no limit upon the membership, save that it will be for men who are Christians ami promise to lie faith? ful to some evangelical church. It is to be divided into smaller organ? izations so that each smaller unit will have some older Christian over it to watch over the younger men in an effort to keep them faithful in their church attendance. These smaller units, too, will from time to time be asked to attend evangelistic meetings, not to preach but to give personal testimony in a brief speech. These campaigns are to be carried into the suburbs of the city and out into neighboring counties and towns, where such u work is asked for in the future. The plan for the Sunday club for the present is for weekly meetings euch Sunday afternoon ut some church in the city and it is not im? probable that later these meetings will he thrown open to women ns well as the men. While the Sunday club is at work perfecting its Organization for evan? gelistic work, the women in the Vir? ginia Asher clubs are making their plans for keeping up llible study classes and community prayer serv? ices in cottages, which were held during the campaign. The Sunday club is to take over the shop prayer meeting work, which has been done for some years by ministers. Nineteen such meetings , were manned during this week by men who volunteered for the service at the organization meeting Monday night. In a few days hundreds of local churchmen will be wearing a Sunday club button, for a committee has been named by the club to get up a design and have it worked out for use on one's coat lapel. DEMOCRATS WIN GREAT VICTORY IN NINTH George C. Peery, Democratic Candidate, Elected By a Majority of Over Three Thousand HASSINGER CONCEDES PEERY'S ELECTION ?? I General Landslide Over Entire Country for Democrats.? J Republican Majority in Both Houses Greatly Reduced On the face of early returns from I Wise ami other counties of the Ninth | District it was apparent that Gc C. IVory, democratic candidate, was| elected over Iiis opponent, John II. Hassingcr, hy the overwhelming majority of three thousand or more votes. This is the first time that a democrat has been elected to et gross from tin- Ninth District in 201 years, and it is regarded as the most wonderful victory in the i party's history. Wise county, which| was regarded as a republican ntcoiig hold, went democratic by nearly thousand votes, while Taxewcll, thej home county of the democratic nom? inee, registered a majority for its native son of nearly four hundred. A message was received here last night from Bristol stating that lias singer had conceded I'eery's election hy two thousand or more. Returns form New York at a late hour last night indicated that Smith, democratic candidate, was elected governor hy a large majority. Senator Lodge, of Massachusetts, is reported as having trouble ill re? taining his seat in the Senate, as the returns indicate that he would be defeated by a small majority. The republican majority in both the house and senate have been greatly reduced as a result of this election, but the exact number could not be ascertained at a late hour last night on account of the returns not being complete. Reports from Tennes? see are to the effect that the state has come back to the democratic fold ami has elected Austin Peay governor over Alt' Taylor by a ma? jority of twenty thousand. Below is an official Vote of the Big Stone flap precinct: . Ceo. C. Peery . 5711 John II. Ilnasinger .380 Swanson . SttJ McGavock . 330 Lewis . 21 For Constitution .387 Against Constitution. 2111 Below is given an Unofficial maj? ority the congressional candidates received in Wise county: IJeory Ilassinger Big Stone tiap. ... IS I Fast Stone Cap.. .. 12 Appalachia . 133 Norton . -l ib Pound . 137 Bond's Mill . 133 Cm-burn . ii7 Tacoina . 73 Round Top . 11'.' Tusso . 20 St. Paul . 22 Blackwuod . 2 lmboden . 110 Stonega . I!? Wise . 125 1215 350 Below- is also given an estimate us I near us possible the approximate ma I jority the candidates received in each county of the district: I'eery Hassinger Wise ..-. 812 Tazewell . 100 Russell . 700 Giles . 460 Dickenson . 200 Washington . 600 ] Smyth . 160 Wythe . 60 Blond . 100 Lee . 165 3062 155 Buchunan county not beard from. Ilii Career to Date George C. Peery was born in Taze weil county, Virginia, on October 23, 1873. He is the son of James and Mary Spotts Peery. His father was n physician and surgeon and served with Derrick's Bat tallion in the Civil War. His an? cestors were Virginians for many generations hack. In 1907 he mar? ried Miss Nannie Bane Gillespie, a daughter of Albert P. and Nannie L. I Gillespie. They have three children. His early life was that of the conn try boy whose parents believed in the gospel of work. He worked on Iii.? father's farm, clerked in his store, and at the age of sixteen did reeordi tion work in the Clerk's Office of Tnzewell county. He attended the public schools of his native village, and took a college course at Emory and Henry College, graduating in 1801. While there, he won the Rob? ertson prize medal and the By Mrs Science medal. Following his grad? uation he was, when only twenty years of age, elected principal of Tazewell High School, serving in I that position for two years. Me next entered the law school of Washington and l.ee University, and completed the law course in one CE?RCE C. PEERY year. He then began the practice of ! law in his native county in partner? ship with A. S. Iligginbotham. Later Ite received an offer to do title work j in Southwest Virginia, which he ac? cepted. After pursuing this work for about three years, he located at Wise, Virginia, for the general prac? tice of law . He later formed a part ncrship with 1). M. Vicars, under the name of Vicars and Peery, ami the firm enjoyed an extensive' practice in the State and Federal Courts. In tptS, he returned to his native coun? ty and became a member of the firm of Chapman, Peery ami Buchnnan, of which he is still a member. Never Held Office During the world war, he was Food Administrator for Tazewell county, and participated in various ways in the lied Cross and War Loan campaigns. He is a member of the Methodist church at Tazewell, chairman of its Hoard of Stewards, and a teacher of the Men's Bible Class. He was Dis? trict Chairman in the recent Educa? tional Campaign for raising funds for Christian Education, In connection with his brother-in law he is engaged in farming, and in the production of cattle am. has oth? er interests. In the 1010 Presidential election, he was one of the Electors at Large for Virginia, on the Democratic Ticket. In 1920 he was a delegate from Virginia to the National Dem? ocratic Convention, held at San Francisco. He has never sought or held any public office. He was nominated by acclumation at Bristol, Virginia, on March 21, 1:122, as the Democratic Candidate for Congress in the Ninth District of Virginia. EAST FIFTH STREET TO BE IMPROVED At a meeting of the town council on Monday night it was decided to improve East Fifth street from the bridge to Collier's store with an eighteen foot concrete and asphalt roadway the same as on Wood Av? enue. It is also believed after this im? provement is made there will be ? enough money left from the bond issue to improve Wood Avenue in the 1 center of town from curb to curb ' which will add greatly to the looks of this street. < -o? FORMER PROHIBITION HEAD DIES AT COEBURN Mr. E. M. Addington, n very prom? inent citizen nf Cocburn, died Wed^ uesdny night ht his home on Meadow [street ?fter ah illness of only two and one-half days. While Mr. Ad? dington hail been declining in health for several years his death enme as a great shock to his host of friends. He is survived by his wife and sev? eral relatives, two brothers of which .1. F. and H. J. Addington, reside in Coeburn. Kcv. J. U. Craft, of Cute City, con? ducted the funeral services at the llaptist church on Thursday after? noon, after which interment took place in the Cocburn cemetery. Addington was formerly chief group head in the prohibition en? forcement work. COEBURN METHODISTS GET TOGETHER AH Departments of The Church Take Part in Suc? cessful Rally Last Wed? nesday A get together meeting of the members of the Methodist church and congregation was given at the Methodist church on Wednesday ev? ening, which was a decided SUCCeSS. Interesting ami instructive talks were made by the heads of the va? rious departments of the church, ua follows: Sunday school, J, A. Live say, Supt. Prayer meeting, C. Q. Counts; Hoard of Stewards, 11. C. Calico; Sunday school enthusiasm, J. P, Lay; Missionary Society, Mrs. 1). C. I'eery, Vicc-Prcsldent; Ep worth League, Lucile Ashworth, President; Cooperation, E. It. Live-1 say. These talks weie Interspersed with the following numbers. Two piano duets?Mrs. J, C. Smith ami Mrs. It. J. Hoatright. Vocal Solo -Dr. J, C. Smith. "Little Mother of Mine"- and "Ba? by." Heading?Mrs. It. N. Havens. Vocal solo?"Oh, l?ry Those Tears" and "Don't Leave Me, Sweetheart" Mrs. It. G. Bontrlght. Reading- ??"Farmer Bachelor Whip le"?Itiley? Mary Lee Creear. Saxaphone Solo "Love's Sweet j Longing" ami "For Von"?Lucile Ashworth. Rev. lt. N. Havens, in a very effec? tive way, explained the system which will be used during this conference year, for defraying the church ex? pense, the Baptist system. Refreshments were served, con? sisting of block ice cream and waf? fles. The church was decorated with potted plants, white llowcrs and white crepe paper. INPORTANT CONFER? ENCE AT THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH A conference of great importance to all members of Christ Episcopal church will be held on Friday night at 7:110 o'clock in the church. All members ami those who ale unafflliated with but interested in the church, are most urgently and cordially invited to be present at this meeting. INCREASE IN ATTENDANCE There has been a splendid increase in the attendance at both morning and evening service ut the Mi E. Chuch, South. Good music ami good sermons, and our pastor on the Held all the time, are great factors in building up all department-, of the church. This week is the week of prayer, and the Sunday School Institute will be in session, Wednesday and Thurs? day with luncheon served at the church both days. Every one that is interested in Sunday school vork are urged to attend these services. PLANE CRASHES AT CASTLEWOOD The airplane belonging to II. I). Bates, Wise, crashed to the ground near Castlewood last week. The pi? lot, Louis Menkin, escaped with mi? nor injuries. This is the second time this machine has wrecked. DAVID FLO?RNOY BAILEY, OF BRISTOL, IS DEAD Prominent Southwest Vir? ginian Dies in Daughter's Home at Emporia Emporia, Vn., Oct. 30.?Colonel David Flournoy Bailey, of Bristol, Vn., died here todny in the home of his son-in-law, W. T. Tillnr. Me was in his seventy-eighth year, and one of the most prominent lawyers of Southwest Virginia. Colonel Bailey served in the state Senate and once was a candidate for Congress from the Ninth District, running on the Republican ticket. Colonel Bailey also served as Unit? ed States district attorney, referee in bankruptcy and collector of inter? nal revenue for the Western District of Virginia under the Taft adminis? tration. He was a Confederate boI dier and officer, serving in J. E. P.. Stuart's Cavalry and under Stone? wall Jackson. He was one of the most popular and well-known men in public life in Southwest Virginia. The remains will leave here tomorrow for Bristol to be buried in Walnut Grove Ceme? tery on Wednesday. Surviving Colonel Bailey are his widow, who was Miss Sarah Eleanor Preston, of Ahingdon, Va., and three daughters, Mrs. W. T. Tillar, of Em porin, and Mrs. J. Cloyd Ityars and Mrs. John Price, of Washington, D. C. WISE CIVIC LE?GUE HAS HALLOWE'EN School Building is Scene of Gay Affair?Other News of Wise Wise, Nov. 5.?On the evening of Saturday, October 28th, the Civic League of Wise gave u Hallowe'en patty at the school building. Boys and girls, men and women-?ghosts, witches, gypsy fortune tellers, and numerous other unusual looking cre? atures Idled the auditorium. In keep? ing with the costumes were decora? tions consisting of Jack-o'-lantern:;, shocks of corn, owls, black cats pumpkins ami autumn leaves. After an entertaining program composed of readings, vocal solos,, ukelete and piano numbers, there was a cake walking contest. The cake went to Dr. (livens and Miss Barnes but there were several other couples who did credit to themselves "tripping the light fantastic toe." Among these were Mr. and Mrs. Lu? cy, Mrs. Fulton and Mr. Lipps, Mrj. Taylor ami Judge Bond, Carolyn Mills and Virginia Johnson, Mrs.Car? rie Alderson and Mr. John Beaty. Miss Collier and Mr. Napoleon Dot son, Mrs. Creed Bruce and Mr. Mc Blroy. Candy, apples, cake and sandwich? es were served as refreshments. The proceeds amounted to sixty dollars. This sum will be used for tchool supplies. Apple Day Owing to the erTorts of the Fort? nightly Club, Wise school children were able to observe Apple Day in a very enjoyable manner. Through this club the apple growers of the neighborhood contributed eight bushels of line apples?Albemarle F'ipipns, Virginia Beauties, and .-'talk's Delicious, In the afternoon after the apples were distributed,the pupils were given a period in which to enjoy them, and at the same lime to hear a number of interesting facts concerning the apple. Among those who visited the school were: Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Mc Elroy, Mrs. N. E. Mix, Mrs. N. B. Dotsori, Mrs. Mrs. D. E. Llewellyn, and Mrs. W. B. Addington. 50 ORPHANS TO BE GUESTS OF NORTON About 6u children, inmates of the Odd Fellows Home at Lynchburg.will be brought to Norton during the week in which the Grand Lodge of that body meets in Norton next May. The funds necessary to bring the children to Norton will be raised by merchants on Park Avenue. About 12,000 people are expected to be in Norton during the Grand Lodge meet. -o The Ladies' Aid Society of the Baptist church will meet with Mrs. Will Goodloe Thursday morning st 9:30. An all day meeting.