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FRIDAY, SEPTEMEB 27, 1918.
SHOrr SHOT?AND MISSED.
In another column i* nil editorial
from the Telegraph of last Sunday's
issue, criticising pretty severely a
statement in a report of Mr. Muncy's
speech, written by Major .las. P. Whit?
man, and so signed. The offending
passage in Mr. Whitman's article
is: "Some gentleman remarked after
the address, that he was surprised at
the loyalty of the speaker as he bad
been hertofore so bitter in politics."
And the Telegraph adds: "That man's
remark was as insideoua a piece of
German-aiding propaganda as any?
thing we have seen so far."
The Telegraph then proceeds with
a dissertation upon Republican loyal?
ty in general and Mr. .Muncy's loyal?
ty in particular, all of which is glad
ly admitted, and duly accredited by
us all. However, the editor of The
Telegraph insinuates strongly that the
"gentlemnn" who "remarked,'* was a
Democrat and speaking for the Dem?
ocratic party of this community. We
do not know who the "gentleman"
was. The writer of the article, Maj.
Jns. r. Whitman, is a leading Repub?
lican of this county, a Confederate
Veteran, and regarded here as a loyal
1?0 per cent American.
Any thought or hint from '?gentle?
man" Republican or Democrat, that
there is any disloyalty here, is well,
mistaken, misinformed, ami shooting
wide of the mark. What we resent
in the Telegraph's comment is the
assumption that the "gentleman" who
nvule the remark is a Democrat, and
was speaking for the Democratic par
ty, Avithout knowing the facts in the
case. Party propaganda now, Demo?
cratic or Republican, is German pro
paganda, and none of it is wanted or
will be tolerated or condoned for a
moment. The men who are in lb"
lead in big drives heretofore and now
being made, belong to both political
parties, but are working not as pol?
iticians, with axes to grind, but as
Americans?loyal 10t) per cent. Amer?
icans, and will so continue until the
last gun is fired in Kuro|H>.
THE WAR AM) THE GIRLS.
Almost weekly some one or more of
Tazewell's young women leaves for
"the front," in some war work. They
are serving in many places and in
different capacities. The war is being
fought and will bu won in a large
nieusure by women. Hundreds of
thousands of America's best women
are serving over there anil over here.
These, however, are only a small pari
of the great army of faithful women
who are serving at home in Red Cross
work, conservation, etc., all over the
country. In every hamlet, in "un?
known, unhonored and unsung" homes
in the country, there may be found
these anxious, faithful women who
are doing their duty as best they can
as opportunity affords, to hell? an.I en?
courage the boy at the front. If they
can do nothing else they call write
letters. If they cannot write (as un?
fortunately many of them cannot),
they can get down on their knees at
night and cry and pray -two things
a woman can do always. Oh, yes!
the women and girls are in the war,
shoulder to shoulder, heart to heart,
with the boys. Talk about conquering
such an army! Uah!
MR. EDISON'S SLOGAN.
Mr. Edison suggests, Mid the heads
of the Liberty Loan Committee ap?
prove that, instead of signing our
letters, "Yours truly," that we sub?
stitute "Yours for the Fourth Liberty
Loan." The suggestion is a good one.
"Yours truly" doesn't mean much of
anything anyway, now, having be?
come so general and common.
Hereafter, until we "go over the
top" let it be "Yours for the Fourth
Liberty Loan,'.' instead of "Yours
truly," or "Very respectfully."
"DON'T FORGE! GOD."
One of our thoughtful readers say.;:
"Mr. Editor, urge the people not tt
forget God." That's right. Is then
danger thnt in the rush of war ant
v.'nr activities, anxieties and excite,
inert, we may "forget God?" Per?
haps ho. This world is God's world
' and we are God's children, and He
. holds everything "in the hollow id
His hand." There ought to be more
? praying, more reading of the Bible
more dependence and submission ir
thi3 world's -present crisis than cvei
before. To "forget God" means de?
feat and disaster finally. "Don't for?
Despatches announce Unit British
troops have taken the town of .Naza?
reth, wresting it from the infidel
Turks. Somebody ought to huve
started and sum: the hymn, "All hail
ihe power of Jesus' name." lie shnll
see of thi travail of his soul and shall
"Well," somebody says, "as the wo?
men are lighting in this war, of course
they should be allowed to vote." All
right, let 'em if they wish to.
The hoys who arc not permitted to
enlist now are coming back at the
boys who used to pique the drafted
men who did not c: list, and : re des?
ignating them as "draft-dodgers"
just to gel even.
The Fourth Liberty Loan now upon
US is called "The Victory Loan." It
may be all of us hope and pray it
may be. Hut, we are not talking
pi ate. The watchword is victory.
Complete and final. We'll subscribe
this loan quickly and another one
on top of it, if necessary.
BELGIUM ANSWKKS. "NO!"
The answer of little Itclgium t"
Ihe Uermuil proposal for a sepearate
peace is dramatic. Germany oilers
to restore her king to bis throne and
to the independent rulcrship over his
faithful subjects. She offers to give
back the lands and to resume frieudly
relations for all time in the future.
Little Itclgium, now exiled upon a
narrow strip of native soil, her king
lighting almost as a common soldier
in foreign fields, her people enslaved
ami starving, answers the great iron
crown of Germany in the one word,
This was the way the little nation
answered when she was. requested to
permit the German armies lo pass
through her roads in order to stab
Prance in the back. The answer then
as now was "No!"
And it. was this wonderful "No!"
of the little nation that brought Bng
llllld in the war with her millions up?
on millions of resources. It was this
thai caused the millions of men to
die. And if was largely this "No!"
of the fearless Albert of Belgium that
eventually awakened America to her
It was "this. "No!" that ha.; taught
Ihe world ihe real nature of the Prus?
sian throne and that aroused the
sleeping civilisation of Christendom
to perceive the impending disaster
that threatened the entire moral ami
civil (ode of the world.
Today ibis "No!" screams across
the wliole earth in daring dcliaucc 01
Ibe IrcacheiV?the same treachery
that evoked the same answer fnui
Was ever a tiling so shameless?
German) has trampled, mocked ami
spat upon the very same little na
I tionnlily which is now invited to
stand upon its feet and render i.i re
; turn for the shame inflicted the splcn
'.did courtesy of extending its kindly
offices in the aid of Ihe linn ill his
i present, difficulties.
Uclgkim answers "No!" Hod bless
I little Itclgium!
< "ANOTHER FORM OF HERMAN
(Fioni Sunday's Bluclicld Dniiy Tele?
They sometimes get clear away
from us, and it is necessary to go to
some pains to lind out if we are
awake or dreaming. We have a copy
i t last, week's Clinch Valley News.
I and it seems from its news columns
that an effort has been made in that
count) recently to encourage the buy
ling of war savings stamps end lion.
; Tho. .1. Money, id' Hlaild, wan invited
to deliver several speeches, which he
did as only Tom M.'.IIICV can do. A
101 respondent of the Clinch Vnllc)
N.-.VS, commenting on the speeches,
"Si.me gentleman remarked afl< r
the address that In- was surprised III
the loyalty of the speaker a.s he had
heil ofnre been so bitter in politics."
Thai man's remark was as iusid
eons a piece of Gcrmnu-aiding propa?
ganda as anything we have so fa.
beard. Mr. Muncy, a native Amcri
enn, of a family that came here two
hundred yen 111 ago, and who has no.
even the acquaintance of a single pcr
? son abroad, contributing to the "sur?
prise" of some other man by his loy
K'ly. He is "bitter in politics" and
that is given ns a reason for the ex?
citement. Loyalty to th:s govern?
ment is ,1 normal condition of a citi
f.en; Iben Mr. Muncy is a Republi?
can, and that further attests his loy?
al!.)', for the party to which be be?
longs stands for patriotism for its in?
stitutions. Mr. Muncy belongs to a
puryt that in all the wars of the Re?
public has followed "old glory" and
upheld its honor at home and abroad;
he belongs to a party that is a syno?
nym for an enduring patriotism that
docs not depend on which party IS in
power a patriotism that is proven by
it-; actions for when Clark, Kitchen,
Variianian, et als, were opposing the
preparation for war representatives
; of .Mr. Muncy's party iif rongcrss
j were supporting a Democratic pres?
ident and doing it enthusiastically,
j Neither is the Republican pa ly
Kecking to profiteer in patriotism i nil
none of it i members express nut
''surprise" that a Democrat, cue tho
l.e may be hitter in politics, is not as
loyal as those who take no interest
in politics. As we said before, loyal?
ty is the normal condition; and those
. who seek to precipitate an issue of
this 1 in-!, and use such expressions
: . we have quoted above, create the
impression that this great country
does not hold the love of its native
born citizens. That is what we call
one variety of German propaganda.
: Surely the Democratic party should
be satisfied with the great advantage
this war gives it in a political way,
and not use it ns a political means.
'Ihe sentiment that a war develops
and the spirit of CO operation the
i people nnturallv extend to the party
i in power: the aid they are anxious to
. lend, anil the eagerness which they
exhibit in helping the administra?
tor's of tin- country's affairs, makes
? without evn the people recognizing
. it sa such, a powerful and f.tr-reaeh
I ng political advantage which can be
reaped without even calling attention
: lo ii. It is one of the pecuinritiea of
the American people that they do not
. discriminate between political sup?
port and patriotic support in such
' times and the members of a party
1 asking for re-election in such tunes
? have a great advantage. The Demo
. erotic party will have such an advau
, tage this year. Good Americans will
not make effort to besmirch each oth?
er's loyalty because they do not agree
on political issues that have nothing
to do will) the conduct of the war.
Keep politics out of the war, and let
us win it as Americans. There is
enough glory to go around.
THE FOURTH LOAN IS THE
As the campaign for the Fourth
Liberty Loan approaches the Amer?
ican army in France moves on tow-1
ui I Derlfn. Under our leaders the
gl'CUl American army has won a li'
The Fourth Liberty Loan must be
.- greul success. The Fourth Liberty
Loan is a fighting loan.
When our soldiers on the battle
Trout are braving death, each one
offering to make the supreme sacri-J
lice for bis country and the great,
cause, we who remain safely at home!
surely should give them every sup?
port, should make every sacrifice to I
rcngllien them. If we cannot light
ourselves wu can make our dollars'
light ^ ? -
II. is a great cause for which Amcr-1
icn is engaged In this war; it is a
great struggle in which the very hope
of the world is bound up that is be-]
ing waged in Europe ami on the high,
seas. It is an honor to have a part
in it and all Americans, all of their
jive , will be proud of the part they
bad in it or ashamed of their failure
to do their part.
The Fourth Lien is a lighting loan.
Kvery subscriber to the loan strikes
a blow for liberty, for victory.
DIVINE PROVIDENCE ANT) DE?
(Hishop Warren A. Condler, in the
It is an interesting study to con?
sider how many decisive battles in!
tho world's history have been deter-j
ined for forces other than the bel?
ligerent armies engaged.
The battle of E'elusium, according
to the Egyptian tradition as reported |
by Herodotus, was decided by ro?
dents, the camp of the Assyrians he
i..^ iiivud d p.1 nighl by n host of the
held mice whi-'h gnawed their how-1
tiring:; und sailed straps, so that in'
the morning, when the Egyptians
fell upon them, they were defense?
less. According to the Hebrew ac?
count of this battle, the host of the
Assyriuns was defeated by the angel
r.r the Lord. Whether we take the
. account or the other, the Egyp?
tians were victorious over the Assyr?
ians by reason wf some power outside
When Napoleon invaded Russia,
and penetrated as for as Moscow, he
was defeated by heavy snows; anil
at the battle of Waterlool a rainstorm
contributed to his defeat. With ref?
erence to Waterloo, it is also saidi
thai Napoleon at heartily of boiled
union the night before the battle
und suffered from them an epileptic
lit, which disqualified him for the
highest generalship on the following
day. In both eases the great Corsi
can, who blasphemously boasted that
Coil was "on the side of the heav?
iest artillery," bad all the heaviest
Itlfillery, and yet he was defeated.
Recently the Auslriiins met defeat
at the 1'iacc River by reason of a
The first battle of the Marne was
won by .1 off re by the assistance of a
great foe; and the triumphant offen-1
ive of General Foch, in the second:
battle of tho Marne, was concealed;
from t!ie enemy in its first stages lt> I
:. terrific thunderstorm.
All thes^; instances and many moiv
how that the battle is not neces?
sarily to the strong, nor the race to
the swift. Men have to reckon with
forces outside of themselves and quite'
beyond their control when they go,
lu war or when they engage in any!
oilu r enterprise of moment. God |
does not abdicate his power because,
he allows men freedom of action in1
tie- world. He rules by overruling,
and none can .-lay the might of his'
it is ill,- crassest ..ort ol ignorance,1
as well as the most llipptilll iiilmicli
tV, which declares that "God is on
the side of the mightiest military
forces" and that bailies can be won
by mere human strength. If we as-!
.iiime that God always ranges him-]
self on the side of might, without re?
gard to right, we may as well give
up our faith in Christianity and nr
copl any sort of heathen religion
that may commend itself to our
taste or whom.
The Coil of Christianity is not a
cowardly deity who rushes to the!
side of might, w it bout regard to;
right, because he finds himself help?
less in the presence of mighty forc?
es. On the contrary, he is revealed
t:> us as o ne having all power in'
heaven and earth and putting forth;
that (lower on behalf of the supremej
moral cause of the human race.
If Cod arrays himself on the side
of that which is right, it behooves a
nation going to war to stop and ask
if (oul can bless its forces in the
conflict: for we may be sure that
God ?'?ill not permit any enduring
victory for a nation who is in the
wrong. He will throw the might 01
his poyer against all wrong do'llg
nationalities, and in the end they
must perish, let their strength be
what it may. i
The German militarists seemed to
have forgoten God when they In ought
on this fearful war. They had been
preparing for fifty years to make a
conquest of the world, and they felt
themselves superior to all other na-j
lions that they had no doubl of a
speedy and complete victory. In the
ruthless disregard of human rightsi
and truculent contempt of the moral j
law, they over-ran Belgium, invuded
France and threatened all the niliied,
forces with destruction. But they
have failed, and every added day I
makes their defeat mote certain and'
soecdy. "The stars of heaven fought!
against Siscra," and fogs and fresh-]
els and thunderstorms have fought!
against the Germans. They cannot
prevail, because they are cciKond'njj
I for that which is wrong.
But while we thus note the d'.v'nc-j
ly directed forces of nature which
; have fought against them, we do well
to admonish ourselves against pnr
| taking; of their evil spirit. We mny
i imagine that because we have bound?
less resources from which to create
army supplies and munitions und be?
cause we have millions of men whom
we can thrust into the fight, we can
win tiie war without reference to the
j Divine Providence; but this delusion
. we must put away. We must con
I sciously range ourselves on the s:de
i of God, and then wo may await the
j eventualities with perfect confidence
j its io the final outcome,
i This is a war of faith against un
f iih, and we must nourish our faith
j in order that we may he strong in
! the Lord and in the power of his
might If the faith of our people
, sho.i'd de cay, the strength of our
fovces will decline.
Such being the case, it behooves us
to rli nserve all those customs and in?
stitutions whereby the religious faith
of our people has been brought forth
and whereby it mu?t continue to live
and without which it will utterly per?
ish. The bravery of our men on the
lieid of battle rosto in both their
piety and patriotism; and if their
piety decays, their patriotism will
wither. Moreover, if the religion by
which they have been made strong
is allowed to decline while they are
at the front fighting for our civiliza?
tion, then the best things for which |
ihoy are giving their lives will be
lost. Christianity must be keptj
strong in the homeland, or we shall
lo.ic the war in a worse sense than if i
I'russianism triumphed over us. He-i
trayal of our Christian civilization!
by the people at home would be worse
than even defeat of our boys at the
Nevertheless, some ar pleading a
time of war as a reason for relaxing
our moral and religious principles.
Any sane man must know that relig?
ion cannot survive in the absence
of a day of worship; and if we throw
away our American Sabbath for th?r
continental Sabbath, we do the very
thing which lies at the root of much
of the irrellgion and infidelity of
Cermany. That nation forgot God
when it ceased to maintain a proper
observance of the Sabbath and turn?
ed the holy day into a holiday. The
same results will follow in our coun?
try if we pursue the same course,
and the Scriptures teach us that the
"wicked shall be turned into hell, and
all the nations that forget Hod."
"Cod is love," but he is also a
"consuming lire." In matters moral
and spiritual Cod is no pacifist or
neutral, lie takes the side of right
against wrong and never fails to put
down the wrong, though it be de
feuded with the heaviest artillery
and the most powerful armies.
In this time of the world's greatest
crisis for more than a thousand years
our people should draw nigh to Cod
and not drift away from hun. Ahead
of many of them are great griefs
and hitler trials. They will need the
consolations of grace and the bus-'
tabling power of the Holy Spirit in
their souls. Men and women who have
been chasing pleasure and diversion
lo the neglect of religion will not be
able to endure the bitter distresses
which arc at hand for many, for
nothing is more pitiably lacking in
fortitude than a pleasure-loving spir?
it when trial and sorrow befalls it.
Cromwell's army went to battle
chanting the I'salm which says: "The
Lord of hosts is with us; the Cod of
Jacob is our refuge." In the same
spirit of faith and confidence should
our people now live in Ibis hour ol
crisis and stress.
We should betake ourselves t<
prayer to the Cod of battles that nt
assist our armies with the mighty
power which he holds in his hands to
the end that speedy and righteous am!
lasting peace be brought to pass. We
want no peace "made in Cermany,"
for that would be no more than a
truce preceding a worse war. Lf
Cermany can get a cessation of hos?
tilities Tor a few years and control .of
Kussia's resources, her militarists
will try again the conquest of man?
kind. It is not religion to wish for
a German-made peace, for it would
mean more war. What we need and
what the world needs is a Cod-madi
peace that shall end war forever and
extend over all nations the "truce of
Cod," never lo be broken again. We
need the pace which the I'rince of
Pence only can give. For that peace
he will help us to light if we are
faithful to him and loyal to tho king?
dom of heaven.
ENJOYS LIFE BEYOND FIFTY.
(Los Angeles Times.)
When you have passed, any, your
fiftieth birthday anniversary, foxy old
Mr, Time puts the skids under you
and greases them good and plenty. It
is appalling, then, how quickly the
days and the weeks and the months
pass. You start in Monday morning,
and before you know it, it is Sat?
urday night again. Even the years
slip by as though you were riding
through life on a roller coaster. bTc
thing to do then, brother, is to put
on the brakes. Slow up and get a lit?
tle more enjoyment out of the scen?
Some men think that the jast the
other way is the best method to adopt
but we are convinced that they nrc
mal ing a mistake. Their idea is that
ihe thing to do when one grows gray
and bold is to keep up with the pro?
cession, wear pinch back chillies, silk
socks and a sailor bat with a polka
dot baud. But, if you do thai, all you
achieve is an accellcration of the
pace. It is a pathetic form of cam?
ouflage that deceives no one, and
yourself least of all. When you arc
fifty and over, you know it, and ev?
eryone else knows it.
When u man is fifty he should have
a home in the country or at least out
of town. He. 'should awake before the
dawn and say good morning to the
run. sip his glass of water deliber?
ately "instead of gulping it down,
move serenely,,lnko Iiis time. When
nigh' comes be should he able to say,
"Well, this has been a fine, long day,"
ist end "f saying, "For the love of
Miye, where has this day gone to?"
Thin, when old age comes, you will
be able to say with the sage: "Old
age is the night of life, but is the
night not beautiful with stars'.'"
' IT'S ME FOB CLASS A?NO. 1."
Draft Hoard No. 1 has just cause
for being protal today of cue parlotic
family living within its jurfsductirn,
according to the following letter re?
ceived: Mr. .lames E. Phillips: Dear
Sir: Among the many registrants in
your district you will P.nd the namesi
of niy.se f (age forty) end that pf my
son Jnge IS), th same hing the total
fighting strength i f our house. The
rest of the family are: the wife, and
daughters, seventeen year- old nnd
twelve years. Realizing that every
man who can. must go, and seeing
so many about to claim exemption,
we respectfully ask you to place my?
self and my son in Class A, No. 1. j
"We are claiming no exemption for
the following reasons. With our al?
lotments and the salary of the eider
daughter, the family income will be
ample to take enre of the three re?
maining at home. If it is not, the
wife, not being handicapped by ag,,
ill health or ?mall children, is neithe/
too proud nor too lazy to work. Af?
ter having received so many requests
for exemption, several real, and mam
camouflaged, I am sure this letter will
be as refreshing ns an old-time l'.M?
"Also, if you run across our friend,
the secretary of war, and be asks
you to refer him to man who will
make a first class top sergeant for
one of the youthful companies about
to be organized, why?you know me,
Meaning Me?By Me.
I've laughed nnd I've played by the
roadside of life
And looked on it all as a joke.
I've refused to be battered nnd crush
ed in the strife, '
And most of the time I was broke.
Hut somewhere about mc my youth
And I'm ready to shouldrc a gun;
You can place all the ro3t in the
Pours and the Fives,
!!ul for me?Class A?No. I.
THE PRESIDENT SPEAKS FOR
There is a wonderful significance
in the quickness of the president's
reply to the note of Austria. In no
purl of the world will it be doubted i
that Mr. Wilson spoke advisedly for'
all the allies. There had been no
conference. No time had elapsed for
conference, and yet the reply came.
OS truly out of the hearts of the oth-|
er nations as though it had been ac?
tually voiced as their own expres?
sion. The significance rests in tho
fact of perfect unity and accord. It
is a most wonderful thing?a great
array of great nations speaking on
matters of national life or death out
of the mouth of one man without mu?
Of all the great blows that have
been struck against the hope.; of the
Hun this is supremely the greatest.
Germany must henceforlh realise that
the last iota of disconcerting propa?
ganda which has been so diligently
disseminated throughotu the allied
countries by her trcachorous agents
bar. been stamped out of existence.
Today in her desperation and defeat
she witnesses the cemented and con?
solidated front of her adversaries
bound by every tie of honor and of
justice to carry on this righteous war
until the eternal seal of heaven is
affixed to a final and irrevocable de?
Disclosures of German deceit in the
treaty with Russia came very timely
as related to I he proposal for a peace
conference. It is wry easy to guess
the feelings of contempt that lilicd
?.he breast of the president when the
official proffer for parley reached his
hand. Little chance existed to foist
the fake upon the American govern?
ment, or indeed upon any of the allied
nations. It was a shameless appeal.
It breathed no consciousness of er?
ror. In it there was couched not the
slightest semblance of report. Con?
victed of crimes upon which decent
men do not permit their minds tu
dwell, the infamous outlaws were
seeking honorable communication to
arrange a harmonious program for
he present and to talk about territo?
rial and commercial prospects for the
'ut u re.
"Force, force to the utmost" is the
\meiicail platform and it is the plat?
form of England nnd Prance and
Italy nnd all the rest till the scales
of jestice? complete justice ? shall
itrike a balance.
RICH LANDS HIGH SCHOL HAS AN
Richlands, Vn., September 25.?The
Richlands High School opened on the
second day < f September under the
most favorable conditions in the his?
tory of the school, with an enroll?
ment itC four hundred and twenty-six
pupils, wit lube following faculty:
Miss A. Hunter Wells, as principal,
graduate Lynchburg High School, A.
H. graduate Randolph Macon Woman*,
College Lynchburg, Va.
Mis.; Virginia Harwood, teacher ot
ISnglish, und History, A. R. Virginia
Intcrmont College, Bristol.
Miss Abigail Ford, teacher of ma?
thematics and science, graduate the
Lynchburg High School; A. B. Hol
lins College, Hollins, Va.
M rs Lillian Mickle, 7th tirade
teacher, Gradute State Normal school
(illi grade, Miss Luc?e Putney, gra?
duate Cumberland High School. Pro?
fessional course at Fredorickaburg
"iih Grade, Miss Francis Phippins,
graduate State Normal School Fred
.. rlcksburg, Va.
4th grad>, Miss Nett e Shiflet, two
years High school work in Waynes
boro High School. Two years High
School work at iinrrisanburg Nor?
mal. Graduate Harisonburg State
Normal School. Farmvillo.
3rd (Jrade, Miss Anna Soitler, gra?
duate Ncrsval Training and H'.gn
Schoo!, Luray, Vn., also graduate of
state Normal School, Farmvillc, Va.
2nd grade, Miss Lulu Keller, Aca?
demic graduate Villa Maria in 1U15,
1" months professional training at
Harrisonburg State Normal school.
1st grade, Miss Lelin Mnckey, gra?
duate Lexington High School and of
Mi 13 Gladys M. Help, music depart?
ment, graduate Virginia Intcrmont
College Conservatory, Bristol, Va.
Four months Cincinnati Conservatory
of music. Siegle Myers School of mu?
All of the other thirty-one schools
in the Maiden Spring district opened
with the exception of tow one-room
schools, which will he supplied as
soon as teachers can be secured. The
thirty-one schools employ forty-live
I have visited several of the schools
and found the most efficient and en?
thusiastic set of teachers which 1
have been able to employ for the past
ten year.;, wdiieh I bespeak for them
a most successful term.
1 lind them all taking a very active
part in all war work in their schools
and community necessary to the win?
ning of the war and loyalty to the
government of the United States. In
fact they all says this war is too big
a thing for anybody to stay out ofit.
I lind th.; largest enrollment of pu?
pils that we have ever had at the be
ginirng'of :-.ny of our schools and
trust the average will keep up to the
. lie hunrcd per cent, of our enroll?
ment. I lind also the schools crowded
t;*o and above their seating capacity
The f ompuisory school law is bringing
them in. of which I have been an ad?
vocate since I have been connected
with ihe s-'hool work.
Yours very truly,
J. B. CRABTREE.
C'erk Maiden Spring School Board,
Tazewcll County, Va.
WRITES FROM MISSOURI.
Trenton, Mo., Sept. 15.
Enclosed you will find my check to
apply on my subscription, which will
nut ine considerably in advance. We
are always glad to receive your pa?
per. It has the right jingle. You
are always willing, to do what you
can in the war work.
We .ill have work to do Our coun?
try out here has become very rich
since 'he war begun, nnd the people
give liberally to every call that our
government makes. Our wheat and
oat crops were lurge, but our corn
was damaged by the excessive hent. j
Please continue sending us the pa?
per. Would not think of doing with?
out it. Respectfully,
Are you not proud of the pace that
Richlands is setting In the W. S. S.
Gration, Sept 24.?The farmers are
nil busy making up their cane mo-|
lasses, for htye are afraid it will getl
frost bitten. '
Mrs. Ren linger, from Bluefleld,
spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. I
George Hager, returning to Uluefield
on No. 0 Saturday evening.
Mrs. Robert Iiourne spent the wee',
end in the coal fields, stopping off on
Bluestone to see her nicee, Marie
Tiller, who has been ill for so long
a time. Mrs. Bourne says coal fields
are all right, bu farming is better.
Mr. Brown Repnss and Mr. Willie
Gil pen and their pretty girls from
Rluefield and Princeton, came Sun?
day from Bluefield in theii fine car to
see their folks und took supper witli
M'rs. Bourne's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
B. P. Repass, returning back Sun?
day evening. Both of them have fine
positions in Rluefield and say they
urc putting nil their surplus cash in
Mrs. George Simpson has been very
ill, but is better at this writing.
Mrs. Felix Bourne, mother of Sam?
uel and Robert Bourne, has been onl
the sick list and is improving slowly. I
Miss Nannie Yost was very sick |
Sunday, but is bettor.
Mrs. F. F. Courtney and little child,
Edith, were visiting her parents last
week at tins place.
Mrs. H. C. Young made a flying
trip to Keystone Sunday, returning
Statement of the financial condition j
of BANK OF POCAHONTAS, lo?
cated at Pocuhontas, in the county
of Tazewell, State of Virginia, at
the close of business August 31,
11> 18, made to the State Corporation
Loans and discounts, $249,20:1.1(5
Overdrafts, unsecured, 533.97
Bonds, securities, etc., owned, i
including premium on
Banking house and lot, 11,300.00
Other real estate owned, 4,590.50
Furniture and fixtures, 1,200.00
Other cash itoms, 2,108.31
Due from national banks, 136,132.84
Due from state banks, private
bankers and trutt compan?
Paper currency, 24,039.00
Fractional paper currency,
nickels and cents, 364.30
Gold coin, 1 000 00
Silver coin, 4,614.00
Capital slock paid in, $50.000.00
Surplus fund. 10 000.00
Undivided profits, less amt
paid for interest, expenses
and tuxes, 16,363.89
Dividends unpaid, 0.00
Individual deposits, includ?
ing savings deposits, 204,310.09
Time certificates of de?
posit, 117,1 Pr..7i?
Certified checks, 14.35
Cashclr's checks outstand?
ing. 351 D7
Due to national banks, 1,434 87
Due to State banks, private
bankers and trust compan?
Reserved for accrued interest
on certificates of deposit, 1,318.10
Reserved for accrued taxes, 175.00
Payments by subscribers on
Liberty Bonds, 7,350.00
I, C. M-. Gal way. Cashier, do sol?
emnly swear that the above is a true
statement of the financial condition
of Bank of Pecahontas, located :itl
Pocnhontas, in the county of Taze?
well, State i f Virginia, at the 'dose
of bus'ness on the 31st day of Aug?
ust, 1918, to the best of my knowl-|
edge nnd belief.
C. M. CALW AY, Cashier.
O R. MOORE,
L. J. STUMP
I JAS W. BAILEY
State of Virginia, county of Taze?
Sworn to and subscribed before me
by C. M. Gnhvny, Cashier, this 141b
dny of September, 1918.
J. K. SULT, Notary Public.
My commission expires July 5, 1922.|
Russell County has 142 roan vrlm
hare taken $1,000 each In the War
Stamp drive. Will Tazewell let Eus
aell heat her? It's up to you.
OFFICE OF THE STATE HIGH?
Riehmond, Ya. Sept. :!, 1918.
Rids wili he received at the Clerk's
Office, Tazewell, Vu. until 12 o'eioek
noen, Tuesday, September 17, 1918,
for grading about eight (8) miles
and macadamising about oix (Gj
miles of .he road between Gap Store
and West Virginia Line, in Tazewell
Plans ami speculations on file at
the Clerk's Office, Tazewell, Va. and
at ibis ofiic'. Specifications furnished
on application to the undersigned.
A certified check for $500.00 must
atteompnny each bid.
The right is reserved to reject
any or all bids
G. P. COLEMAN.
Sept. 0, 2 times.
And Sour Stomach Caused Tbi?
Lady Much Suffering. Black
Maadorsvlllo, Ky.?Mrs. Pearl Pat?
rick, of this place, writes: "I was
very constipated. I had sour stomach
and was so uncomfortable. I went to
the doctor. Ho gave mo come pills.
They weakened mo and seemed to
tear up my digestion. They would
gripe me and afterwards it seemed
I was more constipated than before.
I >ieard of Black-Draught and de?
cided to try iL I found It just what I
needed. It was an easy laxative, aud
not bad to swallow. My digestion soon
improved. I got well of the sour stom?
ach, my bowels soon seemed normal,
no moro griping, and I would take a
dose now and then, aud was in good
I caunot say too much for Black
Draught lor It Is the finest iaxatlvo
one con use."
Thodford's Black-Draught has for
many years been found of great value
In the treatment of stomach, liver and
bowel troubles. Easy to take, gentle
and reliable in Its action, leaving no
bad after-effects. It basi won the praise
of thousands of people who have used
Why Patter With
Corns? Use Gets-It"
Common-Sense, Simple, Never Fails.
Yon can tear out your corns and put?
ter, or you can peel oft your conn and
?mllo. The joy - pectins way Is Ibo
"Gota-It" way. It la ttio only happy,
pnlulcsj vrny la tbo world. Two drops
"Gat tlo> Drap" on That Com?Uta "CaUtft"
I and the Com U a "Gonar" I
ot "Gots-It" on any corn or cnllua dries
at onco. Tho corn finally loosens otf
from the too, so that you can pool It
oB with your Angers in ono ploco, pnln
lossly, llko pooling a bnnann. Groat
stufl*. wish I'd dono that before" Thoro's
only ono corn-pocler ?"acts-It." Too?
wrapped up bis with tnpo and band
ana?j, toea GqulrmliiR from lrrltatlncr
calves, It's all u barbarity. Toos wounded
by razors and knives, that's butchery,
rldlculoiiB, unnecessary, dangerous. Ub6
"Gets-It," tho liberty way ? simple
SainloBs. always euro. Tako no chances,
et "Gots-It." Don't bo lnsultod by
Imitations. Heo tbnt you got "Gots-It."
"Gets-It." tho guaranteed, monoy
back corn-remover, the only uuro
way. costs but ft trlflo at any drug storo.
MTd by 13. Lawrcnco &Co.. Chicago. HI.
SoM in Tazewell, und reeonwtmieVd
as ths world's best corn remedy by
JOHN E. JACKS6N
UNCLE SAM SAYS:
ENLIST FOR COLLEGE
Preparations for the new draft law are now being made.
The Government is providing that every young man who is
eighteen years of age can go to College and prepare for
? military service at the same time.
EMORY AND HENRY COLLEGE WILL OFFER MIL?
ITARY TRAINING UNDER GOVERNMENT SUPERVIS?
For details of plan and further information, address
CHAS. C. WEAVER, President, Emory, Va.
?' ' M"M"M"M"M"
The advantage of having your d
by us, after a 9ingle trial, artd be v
good word to year friends. R's me
il wtsik done
jjftg to sftv a
tvmn ef being
satisfied?we know It. We please the moat eaftc't
ing. The merits of oar dentistry are unquestion?
ed, Come in and talk it over with us. It costs
nothing hut your time.
OR ?PP&il SET OF TEETH,... .?6 to 8
" . 4.00
"BRIDGE W?RK" A * SPECI ALTY.
Established 9 Years
to Je Se
Over 5 and 10c Store,
BLUEFIELD, W. VA.
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