Order a high-quality 18"x24" poster print of this page. Add to Cart

Big Stone Gap Post Newspaper Archives Aug 18 1920, Page 2

Low-resolution version. To view a high quality image

Start Free Trial
Big Stone Gap Post (Newspaper) - August 18, 1920, Big Stone Gap, Virginia Farm of Garden Grosbeak is our Friend. Much maligned Little Bird Lis Active enemy of destructive insect. The Grosbeak is a very much maligned Bird and instead of being destructive to crops he is on the contrary of great Benefit according to Farmers bulletin 456, just issued by Secretary Wilson. The bulletin states that seven kinds of finches commonly known As the Grosbeak summer within our s boundaries. A majority of these Are Good friends of the Farmer and de serve to be widely known in order that their services May be appreciated. The grosbeaks Are easily distinguished from other finches by their Stout form Bright plumage massive Bills and melodious voices. They live largely in agricultural regions and secure most of their food about cultivated lands. They perform invaluable service in destroying Many of our worst insect pests. The Rose breasted species is a great destroyer of the potato Bug. He Breeds Over Kansas and the mountains of Tennessee. The investigations of the department show that the Bird is fond of Green peas but invariably con Sumes enough injurious insects to More than offset the damage. He has become famous for his preying on the Colorado potato Beetle and no less than one tenth of the total food it con Sumes has been proved to be the Pota to Beetle. It attacks the Cucumber Bee the. It has proved an Active enemy of the Rocky Mountain Locust during that insect s ruinous invasions and among the other pest it consumes Are the Spring and fall canker Worms Orchard and Forest tent caterpillars tussock Gypsy and Brown Tail Moths Plum cur Culio army worm and cinch Bug. In fact it attacks the worst enemies of agriculture. The Cardinal or Redbird species ranges from Southern Mexico. Lower California and Arizona North to Lowa and Ontario and East to the Atlantic coast. They Are permanent residents spending the summer and Winter in the same locality. It has been claimed that they pull sprouting Grain but no evidence of damage to either Grain or other crops is shown from Over 500 examinations. On the contrary they do much Good. They feed on locusts periodical Cicada the Colorado potato Beetle the Rose Chafer Cotton worm Useto destroyers guaranteed by Uncle Sam. Plum or Cherry scale the Zebra Cater pillar of the cabbage the Cucumber beetles Bill jigs Locust Flea Beetle Corn ear worm Cotton cutworm South Ern Fig eater codling Moth and Boll Weevil and in addition Are great con Sumers of injurious Weed seeds. The Black headed Grosbeak hails from Southern Mexico and invades North Dakota and Nebraska. It fills the same place in the West that the Grosbeak does in the East. It is a foe to the worst pests of horticulture the scale insect composing a fourth of its food. The Blue Grosbeak Breeds Over the Southern two thirds of the United states and is greatly destructive to Weevils Grasshoppers locusts caterpillars and Worms. The Gray Grosbeak inhabits Texas Arizona and new Mexico. It is a consistent enemy of the Boll Weevil and Cotton worm. It also consumes great quantities of harmful Weed seeds. The bulletin in its plea for the Protection of the Grosbeak says present investigations prove that the services of the Grosbeak in destroying insect pests Are invaluable. Each kind pays Especial attention to certain pests which if unchecked would cause enor Mous loss. Few of our Birds Are to be credited with More Good and with fewer evils than the Grosbeak and none More clearly deserves Protection by the practical \u25a0 Grain Speculator is a curse. It s the business of the Farmer to raise the Grain it s the business of the Grain dealer to receive clean and Market the Grain it s the business of the Miller to grind the Grain and it s the function of the Speculator to buy the Surplusage of the 5.000,000,000 bushels of Grain produced in this country As a speculation and any Farmer Grain dealer Miller Artisan or professional who attempts to reap a livelihood from fluctuating rain prices is a quack Speculator a counterfeit and a curse.?j. Ralph pick Elf Secre tary Council of North american grab Exchange. Joan of arc s Bell. In the Cathedral Church of notre Dame Paris there is a Bell which dates from the Days of Joan of arc the blessed Bell which sounded the Tocsin when the maid of Orleans appeared in August. 1429. And Paris was besieged by the English. This historic Ell referred to by actor Hugo in notre Dame de Paris was Given to the Cathedral in 1400 by Jean de Mon Tain. It was refunded in 1686 and then re baptized under the name of Emmanuel Louise Therese in Honor of Louis Xiv. And Marie Therese of aus tria.?London Globe. He knew Jim. Jim had made an unsuccessful at tempt to conquer the world and came Back to the Tennessee town dirty worn out and hungry. Uncle John he said melodramatic Cally i came Home to no. Dod Gast you said unsympathetic Uncle Jim you came Home to4il"?Success Magazine. Hustling in the peas. In progressive farms the traction engine hauls them to the Cannery. Not the smallest part of the labor connected with raising peas for the Tannery is getting the crop to the fac tory. The Ordinary Way of course is the Wagon. But where great Quanti ties Are canned peas Are shipped i Jot bid Fob pea vines. J rect to the factory located at a convenient Point. The picture above gives an idea of How the traction engine which on some farms stands Idle most of the year can be put to Good use As an auxiliary in the work of moving in hulled vines. 3 take your oldest son into part t Norship with you and let some Jit of the responsibility of manag .4" ing the farm fall upon his Shoult Ders. This will please him and i3. If he is an ambitious Indus 7" trios boy he will accelerate his x interest and Pride in the work .4 of the farm. But do not forget x that partnership Means that a your son is to share the profit ? ? t As Well As the responsibility. Al without the profits his interest .4 will hardly increase. \u25a0 i \u25a0 i-i-i-i-1-1-1 i m"m-1 Massage your crops. Experiments abroad show that Plant love electricity. There is a Field of wheat near eve Sham which is like no other Field of wheat in England says the London graphic. Up North at Balm Kewan How Ever there is a Field of Oats which looks very much like it. On both these Fields there Are rows of rough Tele graph poles about seventy Yards apart and some Hundred Yards Between the rows. On the top of each pole is an insulator ten times the size of those seen on Ordinary Telegraph poles. The insulators carry the usual Telegraph wire extended Between the rows there Are strands of thin wire fastened to the Telegraph wire about ten Yards apart. Very soon there will be a difference perfectly visible to the passerby be tween the part of the crop which is below the wires and the part which is not. The difference is due to Dis charges of electricity from the curious network. It s connected to a wire which runs to a Little 6hed and from that shed to a Dynamo at the farm. But it is what happens in the Little shed that matters. The current from the Dynamo is transformed to High tension and rectified by sir Oliver Lodge s Well known valves. They look rather like Glass fire extinguishers and they glow in various tints. There Are about Twenty one Miles of wire on the induction Coil. Although it is easy to produce in the shed the lighting and crackling associated with wireless telegraphy nothing ordinarily happens but a slight sizzling and a much greater generation of Ozone than is pleasant the Field wires Are kept running at the High tension of 100,000 volts. Walking below the network bareheaded one feels a sensation As if Brush ing against spider webs. For five years now this crop Shock ing has been going on. The result seems to have been in the Case of wheat at Evesham an in crease in crop of from 23 to 30 per cent. Last year the increase was not More than 23 per cent but the electric discharges had been much weaker than in previous years. At Balm Kewan there has been a marked difference in Oats experiments have also been conducted with strawberries and tomatoes at , again with encouraging re sults As to yield. One year the electrified strawberries were found to be much sweeter than usual. Any one who has a Dynamo or a Cess to an electric Cable could begin experiments in electrification on be tween five and ten acres at an expenditure of about shoo. To Deal with sixty acres the expenditure would be about 51,000. Apparently what electrification does is to give the plants a kind of electrical Massage. That was sir Oliver Lodge s phrase. The discharges Are not needed on Fine sunny Days but in Dull weather they take the place of Sunshine. Of course the whole problem of the nutrition of plants is obscure. It is perfectly Clear that this discharge of High tension electricity has done some thing to the crops treated but what exactly is in some doubt. So far there is no evidence of shocked plants suffering from premature exhaustion due to overwork. Indeed there is some reason for believing that the effect of electrification is to give the Plant tone and go. An american worker has shown that electrical discharges help the Micro organisms of the soil so electrification May be doing something in that direction too. Occupation of idols some strange occupations figure on Indian census schedules. At the Las census in Many villages of Hald Arabad and the Central provinces enthusiastic and devout enumerators returned the Village shrines and temples As occupied the occupant was the idol whose occupation was stated As granting boons and blessings living on contributions from the other callings returned on the sched Ules include collectors of edible Birds nests receivers of stolen goods witches wizards and cow poisoners.? pall mall Gazette. I stumbled on the have often proved a stumbling lock to the novelist one flagrant Case May be mentioned. A popular writer causes an old aristocrat to have his last will and testament witnessed by his Butler and his housekeeper yet he makes them both Benefit unde it by so doing he renders the will invalid. But the author does not know it i creeping Cactus. Curious Plant that will try of across a desert. The isolation of the desert lowlands of lower California combined with alternations of Long continued droughts land heavy Rains has resulted in the development of the richest and most desert Flora in the world says e. W. Nelson in the National geographic Magazine to cac uses of May kinds abound varying from giants standing with massive fluted trunks fifty to sixty feet tall to Little straggling stemmed species too weak to hold themselves upright the fruit of Many of these cac uses is edible and much sought for Iby Birds and mammals. They we Elonce one of the main crops of the indians who lived in this arid Region. The Cactus forests often form thorny Jungles through which it is impossible to pass. After months among these thorny plants we supposed we had seen them in All their eccentric variations of forms. One morning however while crossing the Llano de orals in front of Magdalena Bay i Rode out from a dense growth of Bushes into an open area and pulled up my horse in amaze ment at sight of the most extra Ordi diary of them All. Before me was a great bed of the creeping Devil Cactus which appeared like a swarm of Gigan tic caterpillars creeping in All directions. These plants actually travel away from the common Center of the group and i saw Many single sections Twenty or thirty Yards away from the others. The part of the Stem resting on the ground sends Down rootlets and the older stems die in the rear at about the same rate As they grow in front so they slowly move away from the Colony across the Flats where they a secret Library. Important papers that were. Stored away by Queen Victoria. Within the Walls of Buckingham pal Ace and constructed on the Strong room principle is a room known As the secret Library and in this Are stored documents and private letters which were they sent Forth to the world would doubtless set the whole universe talking. From the very commencement of her reign Queen Victoria assiduously stored away in Nice order All family and other important papers her Only assistant in this duty being a Secre tary who entered her service within fourteen years of her accession to the throne and who retained his place until her majesty s death though he him self had no Access to nine tenths of the papers which Are docketed the late Queen alone retaining the Beys of the safes and cabinets in which her secret Library was contained. Just before her death her majesty added to the list of her papers a Batch of letters of the most private and confidential kind addressed by the late Prince Consort to his brother the Duke Ernest of Coburg and it is a Well ascertained fact that when possible she acquired every scrap written by her late Consort to his private friends. A is said by those who Are qualified to surmise that the secret Library not Only tells of Royal marriages births and deaths but that it is virtually the private history of Europe during the last half of the nineteenth century.? London tit bits. Radium safes. Lead Case used to protect the rays of the strange substance. Radium is such a strange substance that but few persons in All the world Are perfectly familiar with it and its Peculiar properties. It throws off a Peculiar Ray of Light and if not protected it will in time exhaust itself going no one knows exactly where. Its emanations Are such that there is but one known substance through which it cannot pass and that is pure Lead. For some time the problem of com plete Protection against its own loss through emanations and the possible loss by burglars was a Puzzle to scientists and mechanics but finally a Safe was constructed in London with an inner cell of Lead about three inches in thickness surrounded by a specially prepared outer Safe which is said to be a perfect Safe for Radium. The strange stuff is stored in those safes and guarded with extreme care As it is of great value. The Safe door is round and so adjusted As to make it possible to Dis close any slight defect that might be caused by the use of the opening and in the inner portion of the door Are openings through which tubes con Taining Mercury can be placed to col Lect any emanations resulting on the Interior during the confinement of the curious substance. Mercury collects the emanations and prevents loss in that direction.?los Angeles times. Progress and misery. The Progress must go on and the misery May be modified. Many of the inventions of civilization have their unhygienic Side. The invention of houses has enabled Man kind to dwell in All parts of the world but it is responsible for tuberculosis especially after Glass was devised which while letting in the Light keeps out the air. The invention of the alphabet and printing has made possible the accumulation of knowledge but it has produced Eye Strain with All its attendant evils. The invention of chairs has added to human convenience but it has led to spinal curvature and abdominal congestion. The device of a division of labor has added to wealth but has destroyed the Normal balance of men Tal and physical work Retreat fun and rest. Similar fault May be found with clothing especially corsets shoes and hats and with numerous other contrivances. Yet it would be foolish even if it were possible to attempt to return to nature in the sense of abolishing civilization. We must not go Back Ward but Forward. The cure for Eye Strain is not in disregarding the invention of Reading but introducing the invention of glasses. The cure of tuberculosis is not in the destruction of houses but in devices for ventilation.? or. Irving Fisher in new York Chris Tian advocate. Tax notice. To the tax payers of Accomac county notice a hereby Given that the state tax and county Levy forthe year 1911 Are now due and i pursuance of Law we will be at the following named places in said districts at the times herein specified for the purpose of collecting said taxes and levies Viz appointments of . Lilliston. Pungoteague act. 14th, nov. 4th,afternoon. Belle Haven oct. 30th, afternoon Mapps Uig oct 6th, morning. Painter oct. 6th, afternoon nov.2d, morning. Keller oct. 4th, nov. 11th, after noon. Craddockville oct. 16th, 11 to 4 Quinby oct. 20th, 11 to 4.wachapreague?oct. 21st, after noon nov. 3d, afternoon. Harborton oct. 24th and 25th, afternoon and night ?oct. 28th and 31st,nov. Is and 18ch, afternoon. Savag Eville nov. 6th, afternoon. Oheson Essex n. S.? nov. 10th,afternoon. Cashville nov. 15th. 11 to 4. Onley oct. 16th, nov. 16th, after noon. Locustville nov. 17th, nov. 14th, afternoon. Finney nov. 20th, afternoon. Tangier nov. Both 9th and 10th. Accomac oct. 2d and 3d, nov.27th, 28th, 29th and 30th. Appointments of w. Pruitt or. Parksley sept. 30th and nov. 24th and 25th. Mappsville oct. 6th and 7th. Atlantic oct 18th, afternoon. Bloxom oct. 20th and 219t. New Church oct. 27th and 28th.temperanceville?oct. 30f.h and31st, and nov. 27ih, 28th, 29th and 30th. Hallwood nov is afternoon an night. Mode town nov. 2d, ?nov. 4th, ?nov. 4th, afternoon. Margatha nov. 4tb, 6 30 to 7 30p. M. Bearsville nov. 6th, ?nov. 6th, ?nov. Both 10 a. M. To 2p. M. Greenbackville nov. B us after noon and night. Chincoteague nov. 9th, 10th and 11th. Marsh Market nov. 16th,?nov. 16.th, night and 17th,morning. Sanford nov. 17th, afternoon and18th, morning. Hunting Creek nov. 20tji, morn ing. Leemont nov. 20th, afternoon. Justis Ville nov. 22d, afternoon. Accomac 0. H.?first Day of every court. Those failing to pay their taxes before december is 1911, will have 5 per cent added to their tax Bills As the Law directs. All tax payers Are requested to pay before december is and thus save the who have not paid their 1909 and 1910 taxes Are requested to do so at the appointments most convenient for them. Ail 1910 capitation tax unpaid by november 15th, 1911, will be returned delinquent. The payment of capitation tax for 1911, will be required six months be Tore the november election in 1912in order to vote. Yours very truly a. Lilliston treasurer. W. Pruitt Deputy " r Don t blame the gook if your bread and pastry is the foggy indigestible misery making kind it s dollars to doughnuts that the flour is guilty of Theoff Ense. I our flour makes Light White de 1licious bread and pastry always. Poor Luck is unknown where ? it rules the cooking. It insures Good results because it is unit Orr in Quality monday tuesday wednesday and every Dav in the week the Best. Candidly can you afford to go on using Hap Hazard flour when our Mill to consumer system puts our Superior product in your Horn at j less expense we Cut our the retailers pro tit s. We sell you flour direct at whole Sale prices. We will save you ail j those dollars that the retail dealer 1has previously pocketed. Try our method. You la never go Jack to the old Way. Write a for prices. \u25a0 Eagle Mills a Twenty years of fair dealing should justify anyone want ing a Tomb or Monument on this Peninsula in write he to Davis & bro., Laurel del., or seeing our local agents t. G. Kellam Onancock. W. Pruitt Temperanceville Geo. W. Abdell Belle Haven to. D. Dwt Rifon it woj Eville c. Waples with we. Waterall & co., front and Mechanic ste., Camden n. J., manufacturers of combination and univer Sal mixed paints White Lead roof paints Eto. For Sale by j. W. Rogers & , Boers & co., 1 Powell & wades Mattix Mason co., Rogers bros., Rogers & borgs Melfa va.mar3h& bros., . P. Byrd a. Baltimore office bj4 american Balling bilious Ness is due to a disordered condition of the stomach. Chamber lain s Tab ets Are essentially a stomach Medicine intended especially to act on that Organ to cleanse it strengthen it tone and invigorate it to regulate the liver and to banish and effectually. For Sale Byall dealers. J Are turned toward the farm9 life l the farm is no hardship i these Days when conveniences of the City brother May be enjoyed and the greatest of these is the Bell Tel Eph 1 in his spare time the Farmer May f construct his own Rural line. His natural Knack is All that is needed his time the Only Cost. The earlier begun the earlier the benefits. Ii write today for Booklet. The Diamond #2% h Hearn agent state Telephone if a Onancock a. Company a Fri t t j 1 William s. Ashby with likes Berwanger & co., clothiers 8, 10 & 12 St tailors Baltimore my. Furnis hurs Parksley Marble works Joti Iff manufacturers of Marble and Granite Al Lonu j j headstones Tab s0 dealers a Ron Pence \ h. Howard proprietor Parksley a. I registered Stock for sole. My fall litters of Berkshire pigs Are now ready for shipment and Cani furnish pairs or trios not Akin 3 Large gilts will weigh about 150 lbs., Good individuals one male will weigh 250 to 300 lbs., a Good Type with very fancy head. Will furnish registers and ship subject to examination if not sati fact a cry can be shipped Back to me at my expense. Large Strain barred Plymouth Hocks male and female. Also Nice pair Bay mares 5 and 6 years old weighing Between 1.100 and 1,200 pounds each sound and Good work ers. A Gray gelding 4 years old sound and Good Driver. Everything in the Best of Condi tion. R. Young Onley a. Cemetery notice. Persons in Accomac and adjoin in counties wishing Omark the grave of a relative or Friend with a Monument Tablet Tomb or Headstone. N Marble polished Granite can now do so at a very Small outlays we keep in Stock a large\u25a0collection of finished work of modern designs of the Best workmanship and at the very lowest prices. 115 n. Liberty St. Near Lexington also 314 s. Charles St. Gaddess Brothers established seventy five , my new York Phila. & Norfolk r. R. In tit text april 30, 1911. South bound trains. No. 49 no. 37 no. 45 no. 41 no. 47reave p. M. A. M. P. M. P. M. A. M. Newyork . 900 1238 338 800philadelphia 1117 545 300 557 10 00 Wilmington 1202 667 344 653 10 44p. M. Baltimore 1000 135 455 900 leave . . . . . Delmar 3 Lio 10 45 067 1016 135 Salisbury 310 la 01 709 1027 143p. M. Tasley 439 109 914 jape Charlesti 430 10 26 480 old Point Buo 620 680norfolklarrive 9 06 7 26 7 26 North bound train. No. 44 no. 48 no. 50 no. 80 no. 10 leave . A. I . . Norfolk 800 615 800 old Point 845 716 8 16 Cape Charles 1105 930 600 Tasley 131 112 Salisbury 734 135 12 26 942 319 Delmar 801 200 12 54 10 16 360 arrive . . . P. Wilmington la 22 435 406 741 . Philadelphia 12 08 522 500 826 Baltimore 12 40 652 601 960 new York . 256 805 ?7 32 la 18 trains 49 and 50 daily. Trains 37, 45, 41, 47, 44, 48, 80 and 46 daily except sunday. B. B. Cooke b. V. Massy traffic manager. Luther t. Lewis Sailmaker at f. C. Lewis store Hunting Creek a. All repair work done . Chalmers. Motor cars Herreshoff motor cars built for business. Little Tho Roberds. Chalmers 36 touring car $1,800.00 self starter no Chalmers 30 roadster $1,500.00 Complete. No sex cranking inflates tires no tedious pumping of tires tras to buy. Specifications same As the 30 touring Speed transmission 36x4 in. Tires with Demountable rims. Bosch dual ignition system Prest a Lite tank an lamps full set of tools and tire repair kit. Chalmers 30 touring car. Wheel base 115 inches fore doors ventilate 30 horse Power cylinders cast in Chalmers mohair top Windshield Presto Lite tank and lamps. Complete no extras to buy $1,500.00. That big car that caused the comment at Keller Model 25?Price $950.00. Four cylinders cast in bloc 25 horse Power. Presto Lite tank an lamps full set of tools Jack pump and tire repair kit. Tha Ideal doctors . M. Terry distributor for the Eastern Shore Mapps Burg a. An insurance policy is As valuable As a deed. And it is a guarantee against misfortune we n backed by larg. Assets. It costs Nomore to get the Best. I protect your Homeland by iness against fire by a policy Inone of the following companies assets. Surplus to policy holders. Home insurance co., n. Y. $30,179,913 $15,329,613.aetna insurance co., Conn. 21,023,554 12,369 016.hartford insurance co. 24,363,635 8 923967fidelity-Phoenix, n. Y. 13,790,298 5,734 087"Phila. Underwriters 24,768,966 10,891086n. Y. Underwriters 24,363,635 8,923 967germania fire n. Y. 6,648,971 3 021 740petersburg saving & ins. Co. 3,1c

Search all Big Stone Gap, Virginia newspaper archives

Explore other publications from Big Stone Gap, Virginia

All newspaper archives for August 18, 1920

Browse
Order a high-quality 18"x24" poster print of the page above.