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8 Pages VOL. XXX BIG STONE GAP, WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1922 No. 51 MORE THAN 300 ATTEND LEAGUE MEET AT COEBURN Special Music by Coebum Orchestra and Regular Monthly Program is En? joyed by Visitors rhe Wise County Epworth League Union held ils regular monthly moot? ing at Coeburn on Friday night, De ccmbcr 16th, with an attendance <>f about 300. Two marches were played by the Coeburn Orchestra, before the open ji u of the meeting at S:l)() o'clock at which time the house was called to ? >: !or by the president. The min? utes of the meeting held at Appula chia were read and approved with Bi ?? slight correction. rhe following program was given Song?By All.The Fight is On Prayer. .Kev. It. N. Havens, Coeburn Selection, "La Cascade". .Coeburn Orchestra Topic, "Why Every Church Should Have An Kpworth League". . . . .Miss Covey, Norton Trombone Solo, "Afterwards".... ...Mr. George Shores, Coeburn V.....I Solo, "Face to Face". ....Mrs. R. N. Havens, Coeburn Vorid Solo, "A Tear; A Kiss; A Smile". .Miss Mary Lee Greear, Coeburn; Sh-xapKonc Solo, with orchestra ac i'ompanimenL "My Heart Belongs to You". Miss I.mile Ashivorlh, Coeburn This was followed by a report from the various leagues which resulted in tl.- winning of the pennant by the (ilainorgan League, which showed a ; rrccntoge of il8.SU per cent. A complete report by the Chair? man of the program committee. Miss IMith Cherry, of Norton, could not ? ? made title to the lack of repre ? ntation of several leagues. New report blanks to he used as the basis of the pennant contest were submitted by the committee. They were voted upon and adopted. The evening's program was com? pleted by a rousing talk made In Brother Shugnrt, congratulating the roung people upon their good work ..!.l inspiring them to greater things. It was decided that there would be no meeting during January, due to possible inclement weather, and that the next meeting would he held lit Norton oh Friday night, Febiu iry 15th, After the conclusion of the pro? gram refreshments were served by the Coeburn League, consisting of brick iee cream, lady lingers, caramel and chocolate candy. The color Scheme of orange and white?the league colors, were carried out in the church decorations and refreshments. Small white cards, bearing the league monogram and the verse. "We're glad to see you; now this is true; Witli your push; get up, and tight ? The Union will help you in whatever you do? Makes things go just right?" Printed in gold typo?served us as favors. NORTON GROCERY CHANGES HANDS Flanary Interests Purchased by Several Capitalists ol Southwest A deal has just been consummat? ed by which the large Flanary inter? ests involving control of The Norton Grocery Company pass into the hands of a coterie of capitalists ninde up of II. Hardaway, of Bristol; Lee Long, of Dante; Scott Litton, of Clinchficld; A. L. Witt, of Big Stoiu Hap; W. N, Surface, of Norton; IL I Osborne and G. E, Ilouser, of Abing don. The lnttter will succeed It. T. Flanary as trensurer and will move his family there as soon as suitable quarters can be found. W. M. Wrav, who has been with this concern since IUI7, and is thus their oldest mem? ber, will continue as secretary and It. L. Osborne, who came with them only a few months later will remain general manager. Many Americans who made a point of laying up something for a rainy day, now wish they hnd laid up something for a dry one.?London Opinion. QUITS LAUNDRY FOR FARM LIFE Garland Stidhani, Nurton, line been forced to sell his interest in the Norton Laundry Company because of ill health. The concern will change hands January l.nnd Stidhani will buy a farm ami take a much needed rest. The Norton laundry is said to he the best equipped in Smithwest Vrginia and the sale price is reported at $25,000; DESTROYED TWO STILLS IN DICKENSON Frcelinfr, Va., Dec. 10.?Prohibi? tion Officer C. S. Collcy and others seized and destroyed two stills of considerable capacity in Cumber? land Mountain about three miles above here, during the past week. Two young men bearing the names of Kscp ami Sweeney, said to he from Kentucky, were arrested and taken to Clint wood, where they gave bom! for their appearance for trial, with Russell Heynes as bondsman. Whiskey appears to be quite plenti? ful, and here is the usual consequent disorder over the entire section. -o CHILD IS VICTIM OF MENINGITIS Mary Maxie, 0 yenr old daughter of Itcv. and Mrs. J. W. Addington, Bluckwood, died at that place las'. Tuesday with meningitis. Interment was made on the Hurricane. FOX RETURNS FROM EASTERN TRIP II. B, Fox has returned to Big Stone Gup after spending several days in New York, Philadelphia and Washington as a member of the com? mittee which is preparing the data on the proposed Appalachian Nation? al Park. COAL MOVEMENT MORE ACTIVE For the week ending December !i a total of 160,036 tons of coal were produced in this Held. Conl tonnage increased 8,314 tons, while coke stayed about the same with 11,10 1 tons reported for the week. The N. ? W. hauled 28,750 tons during the week; the N. & N. deliv? ered 1,502 tons to the trunk lines at Norton; the Interstate leads with ?10,0 (0 tons; the Southern handled 36,186 tons and the C, C. & O. reported 33,082 tons for the week. SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MUSIC By the Large Choir, Assisted by the Splendid Orchestra, At M. E. Church, South, Sunday, Dec. 24, 11a. m... The morning program will con? sist principally of Christian carols and other appropriate songs. if you enjoy good music and want a thrill of the best Christmas spirit you cannot alford to miss this ser? vice. The public is invited. Chaplin a Chesterfield in "The Idle Class'* it took Charles Chaplin just twen? ty-two weeks to make "The Idle (Mass," his latest comedy for First National, which comes to the Amuzu Theatre on Thursday. Besides Mr. Chaplin the cast of "The Idle Class" consists of F.dnn Purvianco, Loyal Underwood, Harry Bergman, Ilex Storey, John Rand, Lolita Parker and Allan Gercia. In many of the scenes Mr. Chap? lin plays it "straight,"with the ex? ception of bis moustache. And in an fait evening clothes, trying to con duet himself as a Lord Chesterfield should, Charlie almost splits one's sides. Then, just to pile on the agony, he shifts back to the familiar bedraggled afternoon coat, dented derby and leaky shoes.?adv. KLINE'S CONDITION SLIGHTLY IMPROVED B. F. Kline, prominent Norton bus? iness man, it reported to be improv? ing at the Norton hospital, where hi underwent an operation for acute appendicitis two weeks ago. His physicians believe him to be out of danger and expect to have him out within a short time. , AUCTION SALE IS POSTPONED Sale of Clay Stewart Farms to be Held Up Long Enough' to Compete Survey ... The auction sale of the It. Clay Stwart farms, advertised in this pa? per for sale December 21, has been postponed long enough for the engin? eers to complete the survey of the property. Rain prevented the work being done last week and the first National Land Auction Company, who have the sale in charge, deckled to hold the big deal oh* until every? thing was in readiness. The Stewart farms are well known and considerable interest is being shown in the sale. It is said by far? mers' of this section that these farms are excellent for trucking, and it is believed that most of the small or "baby farms" will he purchased by people who see the trucking possibil? ities of this section. Watch the columns of this paper for particulars announcing the cxne': date of this sale, which will taki place within the next week or two. ROGERSVILLE HAS NEW HOSIERY MILL Forty Homes To Be Erected On Mill Property at Rog ersvtlle, Tenn. Rogcrsvillo, Ten?., Dee. IS.?The Taubel-Seott-Kitzmiller Hosiery Mill Company, of Rogcrsvillc^ la to open soon. A visit to the town by Messrs. Seott ami Kitzmiller put immediale lifo in the mill operation that was closed down last sununer oil account of sluggish rales in hosiery. This good news was nut altogether unex? pected since the indications of indus? trial developments throughout the country warrant the purchase of sox by every one that has a job. The Taublc-Kitzmiller Company brought from the Kltzmillor-Kciinei Company a iot adjoining the hosiery mill 1SI by 101 fur nil extension of the main building. The purpose of this extension is to expand the ca? pacity of the present mill to whole -100 hands will bo employed. One hundred and seventy-live hands are wanted soon for the opening business with further developments ami ad? ditions later. The same interest purchased lands adjoining tie- mill properties and have planned imme? diate erection of forty homes for families who are at work in the mills. These houses are la be rented at thi very lowest nominal sum for the benefit of the mill hands of the com? pany. The Kitzmiller-Kcnncr Company have also arranged for the installing of another boiler ill the box factory the purpose of which is to furnish electric current for the motors of the Hosiery Mill. This extra boiler capacity is also needed for the de? velopment of the box factory busi? ness since the chain of Hosiery Mill--, of the Tauhle-Scott Interests will, it is reported to he able to take the en? tire output of the factory. This new investment of the Hos? iery Mill people in our county and town makes double assurance that these interests arc permanent and sufficient magnitude to put the town of Rogersville up to the front with any of her neighboring towns in the textile industry. This is not all. These people have repeatedly stated that they have come to be one of us, to help develop the town, the county and our industrial welfare. The people of the town have re? sponded with their part, having in? vested in these entei prises hot less than $50,000 of heir money to start the operations and place them on sta? ble basis. They arc now getting their returns. These mills and large investments eaa be credited to the energy and far sightedness of the Business Men's League. Mr. T. J. Price as secretary of the Business Organization saw in the paper that these interests wore searching for locations in the south for their Hosiery Mills. He imme? diately got in touch with them by wire and through urgent invitation and explanations of our fitness for such mills they made investigations, locating in our town. Prof: Every time I breathe, some? one dies." Voice from rear: "Better try cloves." STREET WORK STOPS AS RAIN CONTINUES All work of laying the liaal coal of asphalt on the new street came to a close when the rain began its steady down poor last week. Units** weather conditions change it will be several weeks before the work can be completed. OLD DOMINION TO BUILD AT NORTON The Old Dominion I'ower Compa? ny, of Norton, will build a business block in that city soon after the first of the year, according to reports just received here. The building will be located at the corner of Ninth and Park avenue. STONEGA PLAY WAS GREAT SUCCESS If applause and laughter are any indications of success in dramatics tile "Old Maid's Convention," was a howling success at Stohcga Monday night. A huge and appreciative au? dience was on hand to witness the amusing fane which was staged by i the missionary society of that place WILD CAT VALLEY ROAD The location of the proposed high? way in Wild I'at Valley through Lee county has been completed, and plan, profile ami estimates submitted to the supervisors 'if Lee county. The layout of four and one half mile is based a pint standard Virginia High? way specifications, and will lie one of the cheapest links of road to con? struct as well as the easiest grades and alignments and lowest cost to maintain, in this part of the country. REP"?BLIC?NS~OF COUNTY WILL NAME CANDIDATES JAN. 27 Names of Local Men Figur?: Prominently in List of Pos? sibilities With the announcement by County Chairman ?'. .1. ('reveling that the Republicans of the county will meet in convention at Wise on January 27 to nominate candidates for ths ltii!8 election, political interest by gins anew. Not daunted by the se? vere drubbing they received at the polls last month, the leaders have be? gun early to begin in earnest tho formulation of plans calculated to bring the county back into the fold. "The recent election," Said Mr. ("reveling, "cannot be taken as an indication of the real political trend of the county, Wise county is nor? mally Republican, and 1 am confident that it will swing bail; when the county offices are decided." One delegate ami alternate will he sent to the convention for every thirty-three and one-third votes chat lor Mr. Ilosslhgbr in the November election. Rased on this scale a total of 132 delegates will go to Wise next month. Witt Is Mentioned Candidates for the various offices to be filled next year are coming to the front. Some of them, both Democratic and Republicsn,aire mov? ing among their friends with a view *.u winning nominations in the two conventions. Names quite prominent in the list seem to be those who hav-: not definitely decided whether to run or not. A. L. Witt, prominent local man and general county favorite, is being urged by his friends to enter the race for office of county treas? urer. So far he has refused to commit himself, nnd would say nothing far publication. George Taylor, Bast Stone Gap, is also mentioned by his friends for the office. Numerous oth? er names are being mentioned, but it will be in January before the list will give any idea of who the Demo? crats will have to face at the next election. RAIN BRINGS RIVERS TO OLD LEVEL The rain of all last week has swell? ed the rivers of the county back to their old levels. Tho long dry sum? mer had reduced most of the streams to mcmoris. Water is now plentiful throughout this county and Lee. GOOD CITIZEN ANSWERS ROLL CALL W. H. Games Died Saturday Morning After a Short Ill? ness at Age of 64 Years William II. Carnes, one of Uig Stone (lap's best loved and highly esteemed citizens, passed to his re? ward on last Saturday morning at ;t:i."> o'clock following an illness that covered a period of less than two weeks. A gloom of sorrow seemed to spread over the community when his many friends learned of his death. Mr. Carncs was taken ill about two weeks ago with an at? tack of influenza hut was not con? fined to his hod until Monday, De cemher 11th, when it was found he also was Buffering from erysipelas, in its worst form. Owing to his pre? vious illness he could only otter a feeble resistance to the ravages of this dincase uml died after everything that human hands could do to save his life. Mr. ( arnes had lived a very active life. His friends wondered at the energy he displayed in going about his daily tasks. Kor the past sixteen years he hail been employed as mail carrier on Route I which comprises the valley section above town. Owing l? his age he could have retired from the service one year ago with a pension but instead he tiled an application for two more years and said if he lived ami health permitted he would try to serve five additional years. Mr. Carncs was born and reared to manhood at Hickory flats in Lee county, Vii,, and was married to Mi s Bnunn Martin at Johcsyllle on De? cember 26th, 1881. lie moved to Big Stone Cap in the year of 1801. 'I o this union were horn nine children, one dying in infancy, while the oth? er eight survive, the youngest of which is 21 years of age. All of the children were present at the funeral. Those living at a distance were on their way here when the end came. The deceased had lived the life of a Christian since early boyhood, hav? ing professed faith in Christ at the age of ten years, lie took an active part in church work, in Sunday School, and revival services. lie . hcorfully tendered his services in whatever department they were most needed. A sti sing testimony of the friend? ship he enjoyed in this community was attested by the many people who attended the funeral services held at (he Methodist church Sunday after? noon. The house was filled to its capacity and many were forced to ? land up. The floral tributes were beautiful and mimerous,comiug fi .n many friends at a distance as veil as from this place. The services V ire in charge of the pastor. Rev. R, ll Reynolds, assisted by Rev. J. M. Smith, ?f the Presbyterian church, and Rev. A. M. Padgett, of the Bap? tist church. Burial was in Glencoe cemetery. Besides the widow the deceased is survived by the following children: Win. It. ("arnes, of Washington City; John fames, of Norf.dk, Va.; Robt. P. and Allen M. fames, of Blkhorh, W. Va.; Mrs. Joe Crlll, Hugh S. Garlics and Mrs. Wayne Wright, of l?g Stone Cap. Two brothers, Rev. .lohn W. fames, of Fountain City, Tvnn., Rob. S. Carnes, of Pehnington (lap, and a sister, Miss Margaret J. Carnes, Were here to attend the fu? neral. Another brother, Thomas I*. Carnes, of Roscburg, Oregon, was unable to be here. Card of Thanks To the friends who came to us in our hour of trouble and contributed all that human kindness could sug? gest, to help ami comfort, we return our hert-felt thanks, and although such devoted friendship cannot re? move the sad memories that linger around our vacant chair, it brings into view the brightest Hide of hu? manity, and throws the pure light of an unselfish friendship into u dark? ened home. May the day be far dis? tant when those friends who gather? ed around us will need similar atten? tion, hut when the time comes may they receive the same full measure of generous aid and tender sympathy they brought to our home when death was an inmate here. Mrs. W. II. Carnes and Fnmily. Another American explorer Is planning to return from the frozen north this winter. We advise him to bring plenty of good warm clothes with him.?Lifo. APPALACHIA MASONS ELECT NEW OFFICERS Appalachis. Va., Dec. 15.?Appa lachia Lodge No. 229, A. F. and A. M., held its regular annual meeting last week and the following is a list, of the officers that were elected for the ensuing year: Q, A. Williams, Worshipful Mas? ter; Kobert K. Jett, Senior Warden; Howard A. Prichett, Junior Warden; J. Charles Jones, Secretary; J. A. (iardner. Senior Deacon; J. C. Mc? Kenzie, Junior Deacon; Uev. F. N. Wulfe, Chaplin: C. D. Camthers nnd J. J. McSwecti, Stewards; Frank Brooks, Tyler. A large attendance was present at this meeting. After the business ses? sion refreshments were served to those present. Appalacbin Lodge is one of the leading Masonic Lodges in southwest Virginia and is the largest lodge in membership outside the large cfty lodges, like Richmond or Roanpkc, ami stands about the fifteenth lar? gest lodge in membership in the en? tire stnte (1120). It is n very pro? gressive lodge and is known for its members being well versed in Mason? ry. It owns its own hall which is valued at more than $20,000.00 and plans have been on foot for some time to purchase a site and build a larger temple, which no doubt will be done in the future. U. D. C. ENTERTAINED Old Soliders to be Given Christmas Bnskets Mrs. I. T, .Gilly was the lovely hos? tess of the December meeting of the local chapter of the United Daugh? ters of the Confederacy at her homo last Wednesday afternoon. During the business session of this meeting, the president, Mrs. Malcolm Smith, appointed a committee to raise money for the new hooks to be placed in the school library. Those, on this committee are Mrs. (!. L. Tay? lor, Mrs. W. T. Goodloe, Mrs. J. It. Wnmpter and Mrs. F.. A. Cotnpton, It was decided during this session to send to each of the old soldiers on Sunday lief ore Christmas a basket tilled with fruits and groceries. So any one wishing to contribute to these baskets are invited to do so and to Kent! their Otterings to Mrs. I. T. Hilly before Sunday. Mrs. W. J. Draper was a new mem? ber at this meeting. The chapter voted to have a Sil? ver Tea January 10th, Leo's hirlb lay. The place to be announced later. Following is the Historical pro tram for the afternoon arranged by he historian, Mrs. George 1.. Taylor. The subject being General R. K. Lee. Paper,..General Lee as President of Washington and Lee Universilv. Written nnd read by Mrs. Mal? colm Smith Vocal Solo.. Washington and Leo All Hail.Miss Juliet Knight Reading.Newspaper Clipping Mrs. Henry L. Lane Reading. .Memorial to Thomas Nel? son Page.Mrs. C. C. Long Piano Solos. . Love's Awakening.. . Moszkowski Mdunain Stream.Smith Mrs. Sara Williams Black Following the above splendid pro? gram, Mrs. Gilly, assisted by Mrs. J. W. Kelly and Mrs. Shaler Giily served a delicious salad course con? sisting of chicken salad, potato chips, tomato aspic and hot rolls, followed by salted nuts and ice course. Mrs. Malcolm Smith, the president, invited the chapter to meet with her the second Wednesday afternoon in January at 3 o'clock. Those present were Mesdames Malcolm Smith, Goo, L. Taylor, J. It. Waraplcr, J. W. Kelly, C. C. Long, K F. T?te, Sara W. Black, J. M. Young, J. L. McCormick, Shaler Gil ley, Henry L. Lane, Fred L. Troy, Misses Rosa Pridcniore, JulieS Knight and P.uth Smith. Christ Episcopal Church Services Sunday, December 21th. Sunday school and Men's Bible Class at 10 n. m. Morning prayer, sermon and Holy communion a 11 a. m. Alt welcome. REV. E. C. BURNZ, Rector. SCHOOL CLOSES FRIDAY FOR HOLIDAYS ! Schools throughout the county will j close Friday for the Christmas hol ; idays. All the teachers of tho local school will go home on Saturday.