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Big Stone Gap Post (Newspaper) - January 21, 1920, Big Stone Gap, Virginia Peninsula Enterprise John w. Edmonds. Editor and owner. Too Oman court House a entered at the Post office at Accomac o. H., va., As second class matter. Saturday january 28, 1911. The Matthews journal which for the present will not enter the lists either for or. Jones or or. Martin but with a leaning for the latter too thinly disguised to mislead anyone wants or. Jones to resign his seat in House and would doubtless have us join in that request. Unlike our esteemed contemporary having made up our mind in the matter and preferring or. Jones As the next United states senator from Virginia because we know what principles he stands for and have never doubted that he was an honest and Able servant of the people cannot ask him to step Down and on the contrary if or. Jones will take our advice he will continue to hold Down the seat he now hns until he wins out in the fight against the machine and the office holding Trust which now dominates Virginia As he doubtless will if the people of the state mindful of their manhood would remove the shackles which now hamper them under Boss Rule. No we could not join in the request to or. Jones to resign his seat in the House even if we had some favorite the peer of any Man in Tidewater Vir Ginia we would like to fill his place not Only because at this time we cannot afford to dispense with his valuable services in the House but because however Independent his Means he should have the salary he will draw As a member of the House to meet the expenses he will incur in the fight he is now making in the Best interests of the people of Virginia. The one cent letter postage association has been formed. With the avowed purpose of conducting a vigor Ous Campaign among business men for the promotion of sentiment demand ing a reduction in the first class postage rate from two cents to one cent for each ounce or fraction thereof. The association Points out that the govern ment is collecting about 84 cents per Pound for carrying letters the Cost of which service is probably less than half that sum. The actual profit to the government on first class matter is said to be 66.9 per cent. The association which is urging lower first class rates contends there is an unjust discrimination in the government collect ing 84 cents a Pound for first class mail while it carries second class mail for one cent a Pound. The Republican majority of 30 in the Senate a year ago has dwindled Down to very Small proportions so much so that with the democratic Legislatures of Maine Colorado Montana and Nebraska returning democrats to fill the vacancies that will be caused by the expiration of the terms of Republican senators from those states which will expire within the next two year i it will require but one More Democrat from any state to make the Senate democratic in 1913. The Outlook is brightly democratic. It All depends upon How the party fulfils its pledges to the people whether or not there will be a government democratic in All its branches after 1912. Tremendous election frauds in which 3500 voters Are involved have been uncovered in Uncle Joe Cannon s county in Illinois. It is almost unbelievable of course but according to charges made before the grand jury the county of the distinguished speaker of the House has Long been debauched by vote buying. And we had always thought the big majorities for Uncle Joe were due to his charming personality editor William j. Bryan s interest ing paper the commoner has just entered upon its eleventh year with every indication of a Long life before it in the expounding of genuine demo cratic doctrine. The interests Don t like the commoner or its editor but there Are a lot of people who do. And the paper s circulation is Large and constantly increasing. Virginia daring 1910 was one tenth of a degree colder and considerable drier than its Normal. Its Earniest Section was Newport news an Burke s Garden in the Valley was the coldest Section. Sp9ers ferry in Scott county was the wettest place in this state while Lexington in Rockbridge county was the driest. These facts Are contained in the an Imal summary of Virginia s weather prepared by the weather Bureau certificates of Merit were issued Las week form the governor s office by the United agricultural Board to 26 boy sin Virginia who made More than 100bushels of Corn to the acre the As year. This work was done under the direction of the Board with the Aid of the demonstrators of the United state department of agriculture. Rev. James Cannonjr of Black Stone va., and Richmond. Va., has resigned the state superintendency of the anti Saloon league to take the general superintendency of thar Southern Assembly a methodist Chautauqua at Waynesville n. G. Or. 0. Brunk who for four years has been superintendent of the easter state Hospital at Williamsburg has decided not to be an applicant for re election to that position next general Board will elect his Suc Cessor in april. An epidemic of Scarlet fever has developed in the Baptist orphanage a Salem and five children Are the disease had its origin in second hand toys sent the orphanage Christmas. Officers of express companies in con Ference in new York last week announced a reduction in through rate soon to take effect Between All offices in the United states. V the business of the Peninsula Dur ing 1910. R. G. Dunn & go s mercantile Agency in discussing the business conditions on the Peninsula during the year just closed and the prospects for 1911, state that the business Outlook for 1911 is somewhat enc our ing although Trade conditions especially locally Are More or less Dull during the year 1910 there were g8 failures on the Peninsula against 59in 1909. The figures show the liabilities to be in excess of those of 1909, while the assets Are lower. The total liabilities in 1910 were $319,181.46, compared with $311,811.05 in 1909.die total assets in 1910 were $164 293.34 compared with $213,656 32.there were no especially heavy losses. The District covered by the figures comprises 14 counties new Castle Kent and Sussex of Deware Cecil Kent Queen Annes Talbot Caro line Dorchester Wicomico Somer set and Worcester Maryland an Northampton and Accomac Virginia. The figures for 1910 Are much More favourable than for several years past As will to seen by the following comparisons in 1905 the failures numbered 128, with liabilities of $825,410.14, and As sets of $356,105.40.in 1906 the failures numbered 77, with liabilities of $1,103,695.06, an assets of $537,714 42. In 1907 the failures numbered 72, Vith liabilities of $769,733.16, and As sets of $281,281.51. In 1908 the failures numbered 54, with liabilities of $216,960 Aud assets of $106,644 67. Under All conditions Dunn & co. Consider the showing a Good one. This is especially True of the Virginia District which is composed of but two counties. The liabilities were Only about $5,000 More than the As sets in that District. In discussing the year s business Dun co. Said the general Trade conditions throughout the Peninsula during the year were Good. The Oyster Trade which is rather extensive on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and the two counties of Virginia has not been regarded As a i Ood one. While plentiful and the \u25a0iemand Large the Quality was inferior and the profits Small. Some districts report the Quality better How Eyer. The potato crop while a Large one \u25a0vas planted an incr eased Cost due largely to the increased seed potatoes. Owing to Low prices they eid was not a profitable one. The fruit crop was Good and prices Good. The canned goods were about the me As in the previous Yeai. There was a shortage in peas and the to Aalto crop was but 80 to 75 per cent of what it was in 1909. The Price of canned tomatoes increased which partly made up for the Short crop. There Are about 8,000 to 8,500names on the business directory of the Peninsula. Over 4.200 Are in Delaware and 3,300 in Maryland and700 to 800 in Virginia. Glass out for u s. Senate. Washington d. C., Jan., 25.?rep j resent Tive Carter Glass of the sixth Virginia District will be a candidate for the United states senatorial Nomi nation at the september primary for the term for which the late major Johnw. Daniel was elected by the general Assembly a year ago and which was vacated by the lat Tifer s death last june. Or. Glass in connection with his pub Lic denunciation of the Norfolk primary frauds on november 27 last announced that he would very probably be a Candi Date for the Senate to succeed his townsman who Solon had been honoured by the state. But is there much encouragement asked or. Glass at that time for anybody not identified wit machine methods to be a candidate for anything in the state under the chaotic conditions created by the recent Deci Sions of the Norfolk and Portsmouth courts they have swept away even the attenuated safeguards of the primary which existing statutes provide and leave us in a situation full of peril tothe integrity of the democratic party and order of the state. Several Days ago the Virginia court of appeals virtually overthrew the lower court decisions which had pronounced unconstitutional the statutory penalties against frauds at primary elections and to Day or. Glass Defi \ nicely avowed his purpose to offer for the senatorial nomination. J Case of Virginia is. West a. Before u. S. Supreme court. Washington Jan. 20.?the stagger ing arithmetical problem complicated by questions of International Law of How much of the $33,000,000 debt of the old state of Virginia West Virginia should Bear was to Day Laid before the supreme court of the United states for is solution. Recognizing the intricacy of the problem and the importance of the outcome the court consented to devote practically All its time until next thursday to a hearing of arguments in the Case. This is More time than has been Given to any Case argued be fore the supreme court within Man years. The debt of Virginia at the time West Virginia was organized is recognized As about $33,000,000. Many More millions have been added to that Sumas interest. The Commonwealth of Virginia seeks to have West Virginia Bear about one third of the debt. West Virginia denies her liability for one cent. To Settle the controversy it May be necessary for the supreme court to review the expenditure and receipts of the state of Virginia since1825, and figure out from that examination the liabilities. Noted Virginia Clergyman dead. Richmond va., Jan. 20.?Rev. Wil Liam d. D., one of the Moat noted clergymen and scholars in the Southern Baptist Church died Athis Home Here this afternoon in the Seventieth year of his age. Or. Whitsett was a native of ten Nessee and a Confederate Cavalryman under general Forrest. After the Ware filled Many prominent pulpits. Andla or became a professor in the South Ern Baptist theological Seminary an then president of that institution. Inthis last position he wrote a paper Onbas Timby immersion which greatly offended one school of though tin the Baptist Church but was upheld by what Are known As the progressives " in the Church. As a result of this controversy which lasted some two years or. Whitsett resigned the presidency of the Seminary and became a professor in Richmond College a Baptist institution of this City. Last Spring or. Whitsett because of feebleness and Jii advanced age retired from his chair inthe College. Clark nominated for speaker. Champ Clark of Missouri Damo cratic Leader of the House receptive candidate for the democratic Nomi nation for the presidency has Bee nominated by acclamation for speaker of the House in the sixty second Congress. This with the selection of a committee on ways and to make an Early preparation of Tariff legislation for submission to con Gress upon the beginning of the

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