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No. 46 i BRICK plant for i?iG stone is now Ian assured fact Hftocal Committee is Being K? Swamped With Enquiries B? From Brick Makers All K- Over the United States Bj| Thai It in Stone (Sap will have a Bjh.r.k plant is now an assured tuet* BS.? ?nisiilu capital docs not come in a B8?i. I. Ii i-; bceli winked but whereby Hlccal capital can hondlc the proposi Hii.,i, satisfactorily. The article op Hrcaimg in The I'osl on October 1 H outlining the possibilities for a brick BS nl int bus resulted in the local com H mittce being swamped with e:i H quirle*", samples and propositions. HS ,\s yet uonc of the pr.fpositioiis have B been accepted ami numerous leads HJ ?re being followed up by \V. W. Tay Bj lor and Hau Hostie. A thousand H pourulji of shale has been shipped to H Pennsylvania to he mode up into H samples for prospects. The South H ern Kailiroad handed the committee ES a li t af 102 firms Interested in the B ntanufacturc of brick. These con B Mtiis have been furnished with the ?5 I local possibilities, anil it is 69 (?nfidtntly expected that the near H future will see some Interesting dc H vc/opmenis. B WAV. Taylor ami Dan Hostie made B ii special trip to Rristol ami Kings B port to visit the brick making plan' I in those cities. That the (Sap has 9 possibilities far superior t^ either 8 lliistol or Kingsport neither Taylor I nor Hostie doubt. The plants men I tioiied above ami tin- Itichlands plant are si.1.1 solidly for six months in advance. Today it costs the Hig Slohe Gap home builder ^IK.R.1 per thousand to get brick delivered here ! froiii Kingsport. 'flu- men who are promoting the local plant declare that brick can be made and sold at n profit in the (lap at approximately $ 11.00 per thousand. Last week the committee was vis? ited by an Ohio promotor who was mix loll? to locate in the flap. He alfereil to sell the stock, invest in tin plant and manage it. Hut the year I', stipend required to hold the gen lleiuen threatened to give the coiii luittee begirt disease and bis offer was declined. He gave the committee much valuable information ami ex? pressed a willingness to return III a Intel date ami help put the proposi wild cat road Mr. J, P, Wolfe ami surveying crew are locating the road through Lee county from Oreton to Jasper. When this road is located it will be necessary to get money from private subscription or turn it over to some company to build and put toll gates tin it. It will be a paying invest - Mayor Horsley and party left hole Sunday afteriiobn ami went over the t?te highway to Stycklcyville; Pot tonsvlllc and Dufficld and returned over ib.- ,.ld Wild Cut Road from I?Ulli, Id to Hig Stone Cap. Tin State Highway Commission is Working on the road across Powell's .Mountain from Stycklcyville to Pat toiisvllle. It is graded to within half mile of the top of Powell's Mountain on Stycklcyville side. Cars can get over this road but it is very rougn Where not graded. The road from i'attonsville to Duffield is graded; ?ISO the road from Dullield to Ward's Mill is graded, but be ween Ward's Mill and Oreton it is in bad shape. Several deep mud holes and big locks in the road. The mud holes and rocks can be fixed so cars can id over the road for about one bun lied dollars. It will be some time before the road now being located by Mr. Wolfe can bo completed arid if this part of the road was fixed it Would be of great convenience to the traveling public. It appears that Lee county has done nothing on this road for several years but promise to help some on the new road now be? ing located. They get a handsome tax from the five miles of Southern Railway located in this part of the county. When this road is located it will be of great advantage- to the farmers of I.ee and Scott counties. Being al? most level and direct route to Natur? al Tunnel and Bristol it will be used more than any other road of this sec? tion. From Duflicld cars can go via Bluckwatcr, Kylcs Ford and Uogers ville direct to Knoxville. WISE VISITED BY A LIVELY BLAZE I Kii-i- destroyed the Vnnover butch-, I crshop arid Irvln Giltiarri's restaurant! ! mid boarding house at Wise Tuesday 1 I morning at eleven o'clock, and threatened 11??? Blnm home nearby. The tire originated, it is laid, in the restaurant; Jim Gibson lived in rooms over the Vnnover bntchershop. The Gitliam building was a two-story structure, with the restaurant below nhd the boarding house above". Property and materials belonging tu the Chesapeake k Potomac Tele? phone Company were threatened in it nearby building, being saved by a lire s<|ii:iil i|uickly assembled by Manngcr K G. Whitchcnd, ot .Nor? ton. BLACK DIAMOND IS ON INCREASE AGAIN Week-Ending November 4th Sees Production Climb Twelve Thousand Tons According lo the Virginia Coal Operators report of coal produced in ibis field for the week-ending No? vember Ith the Black Diamond be? gan to rliinb. An increase over tin1 week before of I'2,021 tons is re? ported. This i; the first advanced record in several weeks. A loss of 106,758 ions tor the week is credited t<> car Shortage raid only Hit tons to labor shortage. The Interstate leads for the week in tin- number of tons hauhicd to Junction points. This road moved 15,775 twus for the week; The N. X- \V. show:: an increase over the previous week and reports :i'J,'.rJ7 tons handled. The Norton and Northern brought 12,1 lf> tons from the small mines around Wise, This is n decline of 008 tons over the, vveek-cnding October 2S. The Sou? thern remains about tin- same with 37,333 tons handled for the week. The ?'., C O. reported -13,010 tons froni the Upper Clinch district. Dur? ing the same week of II the field produced 129,00-1 tons. With the sudden rise in production this Held reached 02.3 per cont. of normal ca? pacity. The normal full time ca? pacity is 2(i7,GFi-l ions. HERBERT HOOVER Secretary of Commerce and Chairman of the American Relief Administration on the Situation in the Near East An appalling situation of Buffer? ing, involving hundreds of thousands of people who have been forced to lleo from their homes in the Neu Edfcl anil to seek refuge in lands al? ready burdened with care, has em? phasized to the people ill this coun? try that the American l!ed t russ is our National KmcrKcncy Kuml with which to meet great erisis in disaster. The accentuation of the faet is the greater in that the partic? ular calamity now appealing to hu? manity has fallen just i" advance of the American Red Cross annual lioll fall. The resources of the American lied Cross must be annually re? plenished through the Roll Call. This year the summons is seconded by a concrete emergency of the kind that is ever liable to he precipitated upon the World. It is impossible for the Kcil Cross to bo dependent upon a public appeal for the specific ob? jects, because when emergency and disaster face us we have no time to Wait until funds cap be raised. The Kfd Cross is our evcr-ieally- agency for responding to the call of calamity the moment the alarm is sounded. The American Ked Cross should have a minimum membership of ten million in order that its reserves may be cuuul to our domestic and our foreign emergencies in humane pur? poses. In the light of my experience in relief work throughout the world, I feel it my duty to express my per? sonal hope that the people of Amer? ica will show their confidence in their Red Cross in this Holl Call in unmis? takable terms, Let's all tret behind the Kfd Cross and give it ten million members for its great work. lie: "May I call?" She: "I'm sorry. I'm married." He: "That's all right. I'm mar ried and just as sorry."?Charlotte . Observer. FIRST EIGHT HOUSES OF NEW "MILL TOWN" UNDER WAY Wilcox and Flecnor Purchase Twenty Lots from Big Stone Gap Laud Company and Start Construction of Eight New Homes for Mill Employees?Others May Follow I,. H. Wilcox, manager of JLhb hos? iery mill, mid S. I'. Flecnor* of tins city, nnnounce thai they have pur? chased twenty lots from the Hig Stone Gap Land Company on nth street between are rnitroad and Itrd avenue. The construction of eight three nod four room houses is al? ready under way. When completed the new houses will be rented exclu? sively to the hosiery mill employees. Each home will have running water ami electric lights and will be rented for approximately JH> per month. At their regular meeting on Tues? day nik-ht the town council agreed t-i extend the water line to the new ad? dition ami put in a tire plug. The town will also furnish the necessary street light. The deal which was completed last week was made possi? ble thru the cooperations of the Itig Son,. Cap Land Company, II. K. Vox president. Since the mill was open? ed labor shortage has been acute. The scarcity of homes in the Gap made it impossible to bring expe? rienced help into the town. Various plans have I.n discussed ami tried PENNSY PLANS TO CONSTRUCT BIG TERMINAL One of the Most Costly Im? provements to Be Made in the Near Future Norfolk, Va., Nov. Ill,?Announce mcill was olllciully made here this week that the Pennsylvania railroad is preparing to build extension ter? minals, ui a cost of $3,000,000, at Little Creek Princess Aline county. Will Construct Harbor According to statements made here by Elisha Lee, one of the road's vice presidents, it will construct an arti? ficial harbor and channel to Chesa? peake Hay lo handle freight ear let lies from Cape Charles. A modern freight station ami terminal will be built on St. Julian avenue neai Calvary cemetery, Nor? folk. Present terminals at Port Norfolk ami the present freight station it Brooke avenue will be abandoned. As soon as negotiations with other carriers are completed, the Pennsyl? vania will begin actual physical work on the terminals at Little Creek. This will shorten the ferry haul to Cape Charles by one-third and ma) ultimately mean the provision of fa? cilities for moving passenger equip? ment aero...-, the bay to ami from Norfolk. In carrying mil its plans, the Penn? sylvania will Use the 1,000-aere tract of land it now owns at Little Creek. Bl| Outlays Planned Public ami private expenditures for harbor and terminal improve? ments now projected or under way at Hampton Itpads reach the huge total of $11,100,000. In brief, the expenditures an? nounced are: Pennsylvania railroad, Little ('reek terminal, $3,000,000. Virginian railway, coal pier, $3, 000,000. Chesapeake and Ohio railway, new coal pier at Newpoit News, and other iiup?t,vements there ami at Norfolk, $3,000,000. Norfolk ami Western railway, in - provcmenls at coal piers ami Allan tic City extension, $1,500,000. Norfolk ami Portsmouth Heil Lim-, new transfer bridge at Sewnll'l Point, $300,000: City of Norfolk, new municipal terminals, $11,1)011,000. War Department; channel im? provements, $11(10,000. WILL TAKE SIX WEEKS TO LAY ASPHALT, THEY SAY It will require six weeks to lay tin asphalt from the L. & N. to Southern depot, according to the contractors. The work will be started within ten days. Improvement of East 5th street will not be considered until asphalt has been laid. It is not known now if sufficient funds will be in the treasury to do the extra work. out, but it has only been since Mau-1 ngcr Wilcox returned from his east? ern trip that progress has been made. Tin' mill was reopened last Tues? day and will ht- continued in full operations as lone; as help Can be obtained. Pressure is being brought to bear on prominent local men to build cottages near the mill. It is be? lieved that work started by Wilcox ami Klecnor will result in a "mill town" rising around the mill. The Gap wants and needs more business. A great deal of effort and money were spent in bringing the hosiery mill to this place. As il stands tuday the huge plant.cannot be operated full capacity because of '. labor shortage, due to a shortage of homes. At the present time oth? er industries are under discussion nnd effort is being made to bring them to the Gap. Until such times as the town can demonstrate its ability to support the mill it seems u waste of time to think of bringing others in. With the right sort of local sup? port the mill can and will become n real asset to the town. BREAD CLUB GIRLS MEET Holds Contest Under Aus? pices of State Demonstra? tion Work East Itadford, Va., Nov. 10.?The Bread Club girls of .Southwest Vir? ginia met Saturday at Kadfnrd State Normal School for the purpose of a bread judging contest. This con? test is under the auspices of the State Demonstration work, for which the Normal School prepares many agents. The Home Economics De? partment served lunch to the visiting girls. Prof, Sow.lei, of the Department of Agriculture and School Garden? ing, declivcrcd a lecture in chapel on "Apple Production in Virginia." At the end of the lecture, which was illustrated with cuts furnished by the Director, Division of Markets of Vir? ginia, of the different apples grown in Virginia, an apple guessing con? test was held. At the close of the contest each girl was given a lusci? ous red apple. This contest caused iriuch merriment ami was very in? structive. The Home Economics girls decoll? ated the tables in the dining hall Hallowe'en liight. Each table, gave a "stunt". One of the most enjoy? able stunts was given by the "fats" and "leans". These girls are on special diet to correct their physical deficiencies. -o SURVEYING NEW HIGHWAY TO BORDER OF VIRGINIA Whitesburg, Ky., Nov. 13.?The survey of another important highway to reach the Virginia border is be? ing started from this city. It is the Cumberland mountain-Cumberland river highway which is too pass through the Cumberland mountains, up the river to the Virginia border line to u connection with the .splend? id system of .Southwestern Virginia roads. Pr?m Eoliu where the rond first touches the Cumberland river the road will also be built down the river to Harlan, a growing little city in Harlan county. The whole of the road will he n little over forty miles long. It will unite two progressive counties und the Kentucky ami the Cumberland rivers, besides two of the most; important coal fields in the country. TWO YOUTHS~ CAPTURED AT STILL IN DICKENSON Preeling, Va., Nov. in. - Special Justice James S. Mullins and Sump ter Colley captured a still on Howell Branch snd arrested two youths who I were in charge of the premises, dur? ing the week. Mullins has made himself a ter? ror to John Rarleycorn, as well as to evil doers, generally, since his. ap? pointment last March. EPIDEMIC OF SMALL POX AT JENKINS - Kreeling, Va.. Nov. 10. IteportsI from Jenkins, a colliery town just across the Kentucky border, Is In effect that there hi an epidemic of smallpox and diphtheria in that sec? tion. So for as known no donths resulted from cither disorder, hut some doubtful leases arc found among the Infected. It is not known whether any pre? cautions are being taken to prevent further infection or not. The peo? ple of the mountain section are known to have a careless disregard of contagious diseases. EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS Is Called to Meet November 20th, Two Wcelts in Ad? vance of Regular Session Washington, Nov. II.- Congress was called by President Harding to? night to meet in extra Hess. No? vember 20, exactly two week- in ad? vance of the rcgtllul session. The call set forth has as usual in the form of a proclamation, declared the extra session was mad.- necessary by public int. !. i Announcement that tin- call would be issued either today or tomorrow had made early ibis week from the White House and prior to the statement made by Congressional leaders after conferences with the President indicated that the execu? tive had practically made up hi . mind to convene Congress in special ses? sion; although the call would not In sent out until after the election. The call of the special session two weeks in advance of tin- regular meeting has been approved by Re? publican leaders in Congress who have felt that by getting an earlier start on legislation than would be atforded by the regular session prac? tically all important bills Including the appropriation measure ...old be disposed of by next March fourth, when tin- sixty-seventh congress must adjourn sine die. Although ih. nature of the Presi? dent's recommendations to lie pije seined to the extra KCSSioU when it convenes November 20 hnvii noi been definitely outlined, the opinion of Republican leitdoi liiis been that the House will proceed directly to consideration of tin- iticrchani inn rine bill. The President agreed to postponement on this nil asure at the last session upon assuriiiiCeS of party leaders that ii would bo taken up without delay when Congress re? convened. 1918 WAR STAMPS REDEEMABLE JAN 1 1 Washington, Nov. 10. War Sav I ings Stamps of the scries of 101S become due ami payable on January I, 1023. The people who bought these stamps will receive their full face value upon redemption met will find that the money they saved five years ago has earned every year about four per cent, compound in? terest. In order to afford holders of war savings stamps an opportunity to continue their investment in a safe government security the Treas? ury Department is offering an ex? change of War Savings Stamps for Treasury Certificates. The certifi? cates are issued in denominations of $25, $100 ami $1,000, maturity value, and sold for $20.60, $.S2 ami $820, respectfully. Holders of War Savings Stamps can get them .11 these prices upon application thru their own banks or their posi offices. Exchanges will be made as of Jan? uary 1, 1023, upon application pre seated between Novembei 15, 1022, and January 15, 1023, Immediate payment will be made in cash of any difference due the holder of War Savings Stamps if he takes the bn gest - possible amount of Treasury .Savings Certificates on the exchange. The growing inclination of the people to save ami their desire lo lind a safe investment for their mon? ey leads Treasury officials t? believe that a largo part of the six hundred million dollars in War Savings Stamps soon to become due will bo exchanged for Treasury Savings Certificates. I Don't worry over the Stinginess of your neighbor. Ten years hence he may have a plenty while you are hunting a square meal. I < - HE'S READY TO DIE EITHER PEACEFULLY OR VIOLENTLY NOW Aged Democrat "Who Ex? pected to Die Under Dark? ness of Republican Rule," Explains Phenomenon of Recent Democratic Victory With the election of George l'eery nil the figures of pre-election day are <hot to pieces, and everybody is won? dering how it happened. No one can explain, not even the deepest dyed Democrat or the most staunch old line Republican. In the excitement following the first returns only one tangible tiling could he accounted for. That was the joy of the Dem? ocrats who bad waiteil for twenty years to give the whoop of victory. Everything else was a surprise that left Democrats believing it was too good to be true and Republicans telling themselves it was not possi? ble. Hut it was, and when the Coe burn Republican majority of other days tinned over on its back and died a natural death with a Demo? cratic majority rearing itself on th-s belated corpse, the handwriting was located on the wall. Then came the AppdlaChia returns, another Kupub i .ii stronghold registering 133 ma? jority for Beeryl It took more than Polly Anna optimism and faith to ce anything left In Wise county for IIa Inger by that time. It had gone Democratic, hog wild, and the end was not in sight. There was still hope left for the District even with Wise county falling into Democratic hands. Hut these hopes were relegat? ed to the scrap heap of dead hopes and ambitions by ten o'clock. At thai time it was certain that Virgin la was to have a "solid Democratic representation" in the next Con? gress. I'.y morning it was a "land slide." Il wits an epic making event ill the history of the district. The surpris? ing returns were discussed much like a national calamity is discussed. No one could i|uite explain it. Il was like this or like that, something to be expected, certainly nothing to be in prised at. Nevertheless il left the public groggy, hazy, happily Stupi lled,and in a mood to not care wheth ei they understood it or not just so it '.,1. Hue. tin.- old grizzly Demo? crat who bad long ago expected to die under the darkness of Republican ri le piously came to the rescue of all ami sundry and explained the whole political phenomenon: "It's a divine repudiation of Stempiam in the Ninth District. It ii the second passing of the children of Israel front bondage. I am now ready to lay me down anil die either natural? ly or violently'." Perhaps that is just as good an explanation as any. In these days of unrest no congressman's head is immune to the drastic ? tit of chang? ing opinion. The world wants some? thing it can't place its linger on, and we may expect landslides at every election until that elusive thing Mr. 11.ii ding called "normalcy" has been found. TWELVE MOTION PICTURE REELS Are Being Distributed by Virginia Tuberculosis As? sociation Twelve motion picture reels, en? titled "Matty Wins His Greatest Game," are being distributed by the Virginia Tuberculosis Association, through the courtesy uf the motion picture houses of Virginia. The picture is in the form of a trailer and shows Christy Muthewson in bis hayduy at the Polo Grounds in New York, later in his overseas uniform, and then takes him to ihe period when he was battling for his life against tuberculosis. The Usi scene shown "Hig Six," victorious, pitching the first ball at the. local game in Sqranac Lake. At the end of the trailer "Matty" appeals to the American public to support Ihe Christmas Seal Sale by means of which the tuberculosis associations are combating the great wnite plague. Kor still another reason winter will he welcome. We ore not so apt to become overbeuted during our argu? ments.