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CLINCH VALLEY NEWS.
ESTABLISHED 18?5 J. A. LESLIE & SON,.. .Publisher*. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION (In Advance,} By mail, postpaid, ono year.$1.60 By maflf postpaid, 8 -uonths. 715 Adj?rtising Rates Furnished on Jaf Application. Entered at the Tazewell, (Va.) post office as second class matter. FRIDAY, DECEMBER Li. 1918. THE ARMISTICE JUST IN TIME. In another column mention is made of General Focll's plans to deliver a finnl knockout to the German army, and the nirmens plan.s to raid and destroy Berlin and other German cities. In this connection appears an account, in Sundays New York Times, of a wonderful poison gu>: plant, near the City of Baltimore, which was in full operation when the armistice was declared, which plant was prepared to turn out, and did turn out during the months of September und October, 200 Ions of this poison, death dealing gas daily. One ton of this gas would destroy an ncre or more of territory, and "not one living thing, not even a rat could live through it." A few planes could destroy cities and whole armies in an hour or two. When the arm? istice was declared there wei e 2f>00 tons of this gas on the wharves, ready to be shipped to France. The plnnes were ready, tried and proved, and but for the armistice, such a slaughter of life would have occurcii as the world had never dreamed. Providence stepped in, just at the right time, to stive us ami the work! of this horror. The existence of this immense plant, embracing 300 acres of land, employing 14,000 men, will be news to most people, only a comparatively few people new of its existence. It is shut down now, and being dis? mantled. The mustard gas on hand i. no commercial value. It will be taken out to sea and dumped. As it is heavier than water it will sink. And so, the armistice was just in time, thanks to a beneficent Providence. PRUSSIAN ISM IN CHILE. There is trouble brewing, or al? ready brewed, between Peru and her neighbor, Chile, childly, over the rich nitrate and guano deposits of Peru. The truth seem:; to be, that Chile is following the lead id' Germany in the Alsace-Lorraine steals, anil because she can has compelled Peru ami Bolivia to give up rich strips of ter? ritory. The trouble is not over by a good deal, and is likely to grow rather than subside, As every other country in the world has been in the "mel? ting pot" except South America, it nuiy be that this trouble in Chile is the beginning of that great count rys regeneration. Who knows'.' The day of oppression of wenk nations by stronger ones, has passed ' or is rapidly passing. Chile has n nmull but well organized army,train? ed by German officers, and has several battleships, and is tilde there ford to lord it over the little "Bel glum" province el Peru. The outside nations arc in no humor now to tole? rate such proceedings, and Chile had best cut her notches straight. NO WINTER YET. Certainly the weather id' the fall juid first winter month of 1018, has been the most remarkable and un? usual within the memory of the oldest inhabitant of this section. Up to this good day, December 10th. there has been no snow to , amount to anything, and only about three mornings on which there was any ieo, und this no thicker than a knife blade. Only a few days and nights have been cold enough to allow butchering of meat. The grass is still green in many fields, and very , little feeding of cattle has been ne- , ccssary. The weather man has been ( specially considerate to users of coal, , and to the poor, whose supply of clothing is not abundant. The wheat . fields never looked more promising. ( Certainly this has been a remarkable . fall, so far as the weather is con cerned. And, then, too the war has ended, the great peace conference is beginning, so everything is allright, both above and below. GEN. FOCIPS DISAPPOINTMENT. | It has come out now that General i Foch is one of the most disappointed mon connected with the great war, I Bill excepted, (if we may be paid-1 oned for mentioning his name in the ' same connection.) General Foch, it is now said, had all his plans perfected to smash the German army completely, and win the most remarkable military victory \ of oil history. The stage was set, wires laid, plans perfected, when the arm? istice was declared. The airmen had all plans arranged for a bombing raid on Berlin and other German eities. The victory was 10 be made complete?notable, in nil history of war. And this is just what Germany deserved. However, no doubt Gen. Koch, with the rest of the world, is heartily glad the strife has ended. To have carried out his program would have cost per? haps the lives of thousands o Splendid men, who are saved to lh"i; families and to the world, and the General had nlready won glory enough to last him the rest of his days, and afl crwards. COLLEGES HIT IIAid). The colleges, and the S. A. T. C. students as well, have been hit hard by the early closing of the wai Con? tracts were entered into expiring July 1st. 11)1!), between the govern? ment and about -100 college- in the Cnited Siates. to furnish free edu? cation to tho hoys in the last draft, subject to military duty. The col, leges, in many instances were vir? tually turned over to the government The schools were filled with these military students, many of whom were unable to pay the regular col? lege fees. Now these contracts are cancelled, the hoys unable to defray regular expenses, must return to their homes and to business. However, the Ijl>:' have los*, noth? ing, have bad a month or more of schooling etc., and ire in no worse fix than before, it :s the school which has been hit the haidest The -Indents nie gone. The policy of the government to curtail expenses, will meet with gen? eral approval, nevertheless. Millions of dollars will he saved to the coun? try by the cancellation of these con? tracts with the schools. No rftatistics are available as to the number of students in the S. A. T. ('. in the col? leges. At ii wild, off hand guess then* would be an average, say of KM slu di nts to each college. A little lig uring will show what will he saved in the one item of salaries paid per month, at $30.00 per student, besides uniforms, rents etc. Whether or rot. the govet nment will reimburse the schools, has not been stated. At any rale, the war is ended and evcry bedy, including the school authori? ties, heartily rejoices. WIIITK AND YKI.l.OW COKN. A visitor to this ofllcc a few days ago, examining samples o f cpvix shown on our desk remarked, that he liked yellow corn better than white, for the reason that "yellow corn is stronger" bo said, "will fatten hogs and other stock better than white corn will." This seems to be a gen? eral opinion among farmers, but not founded upon facts. Test i in Experi? ment stations have shown repeatedly, that there is little if any difference. Yellow corn may contain more oil than some white varieties, and some white verities more oil than some yellow varitics, but not due to the color of the grain, so the knowing ones say. COW LOST HER "CCD." The same old fallacy bobs up every now and then. A citizen of the com? munity asks "what must 1 do with my cow? She has lost her cud." Of course the cow has not lost her cud for the reason that she never had one to lose. She. has many cuds, but they are only her food which she is chewing over again. When the writer was a boy on the farm cows sometimes "lost their cuds." A large, soft oily rag, pre? ferably a dish rag, was stuffed down the cows throat, and sure enough, sometimes the old cow would go to shewing again. Failure to "chew the pud" is due to indigestion, and a (hange of feed, or cutting down amount of feed for n day or so, will generally start that mysterious mech? ini sm of a cows in):ides, to working ngnin. FALL AND WINTER PLOWING. Have you commenced? It appears to one who does not claim to know much about farming, that this re? cent and present weather has been just right for fallowing next springs corn ground. Had, wet weather is almost a certainty in the late winter and early spring months, where work will be pressing. "The largest corn crop ever" is the slogan for 1019. Hadn't you better start the plow.-; next week? A great many salaried men woulc. rather have a salary of $25 a week and spend $20.00 than one of 20 a week and spend 18. Peculiar, is'nt it? Puck was right. Mr. McAdoo leaves at the psy? chological moment. His sun set in a b'.aze of glory. He will rank, along Svith his chief, as one of the great? est men of history. To raise billions and billions of dollars within a few short months time, run all the rail? roads, and not disturb business, ,bul leave the people richer than they wer? before, is one of the must mar? velous feats in finance of all his? tory. Congressman Gla:'3 has a job on his hands. If the purchase of the Richmond Christian Advocate eliminates Bro? ther Cannon entirely from Virginia and all state politics, some politicians will be happy. Saloon keepers and their political allies, dreaded him and WO suspect some of them bated him. When he opened up on that crowd they at once sought tall tim? ber. Joseph, the chief character in last Sunday's Sunday school lesson, was the Herbert Hoover of Egypt, Jo Reph had nations to feed during a SCVCn-ycar famine, and he did it. -i Why continue hasping on the fact| of the "unpreparedness" of the United I iStales"'? The war has been won, and lit is all over. No good to keep on nagging, llinil TRIBUTE FROM LEADING REPUBLICAN PAPER. Under the heading "Our New Fi? nancial Head," the New York Trib? une, the recognized spokesman for the Republican party, has the follow? ing to say of the appointment of Hon. ('arter Glass its Secretary of I the Treasury: "Mr. Caller Glass is, if we mis t: ke not, the first newspaper man to become Secretary of the Treasury. His life has been one of notable sim? plicity. He was born in Virginia, a lew miles from where the President was born, and only two years after. There he grew up, became a news? paper man, state Senator, and then Congressman, and there bw still lives. This is his eighth term in the Congress. He had taken no very conspicuous part in that body until, us chairman of the House committee on banking, he had charge of the Fed? eral Reserve Bill. It seems universal tcsitmony that in thu handling of this measure he showed a clear and re? markable grasp of the problem in? volved, that he fought steadily against the inclusion of meritricious features in the act, and displayed a notable courage and tenacity of pur? pose throughout the long discussion of it. As much as to any one man, the credit for its passage ill its pres? ent form is his. The advent of Mr. Glass to the Treasury portfolio will be precisely at a time when these qualities of courage and understanding and a clear and cool head are deeply need? ed. His influence and hin acts may be most salutary. It is well known ill Washington that Mr. Class has re? garded the policy of the Federal Re? serve Hoard with grave apprehen? sion, as calculated to be subversive of the very ends for which the Fed? eral Reserve system was establish? ed. Certainly on one ever dreamed the Reserve system would, almost with its full formation, be made u vast engine for credit inflation, with the inevitable attendant effects upon prices ami business. There was a | substance of justification in the ex- | tremetics of war. That justification is now gone. A Secretary of the Treasury who will guide his country out of a period of gross inflation and back to a sane basis of banking and finance will win high fame and do his country a great service. That is the opportunity that awaits Mr. Class. Among those whom the President had under consideration, perhaps no more fortunate selection could have been made. PRAISE FROM MR. SLEMP. (Roanoke Times.) The elevation of Mr. Class to the cabinet, in the opinion of Represen? tative Slcmp, Republican, of the neighboring Ninth district, "is a log- ' icalical outcome of the distinguished ' service he has rendered the country 1 while a member of congress." That is very nicely said and Mr. Class' ' friends, including the Times, will especially appreciate so kind an ex- 1 pression from the lone Republican of the Virginia Congressional dele- I gation. Mr. Glass has gone into the Ninth time after time to campaign in behalf of the various Democratic candidates who have alike unsuc cesfully sought to defeat Mr.' Slcmp and wrest from him his seat in Con? gress. Probably Mr. Glass w.ll do the same thing in future years. Vet in the full knowledge of that fact. Mr. Slcmp is good enough to say of a politcal opponent that "Mr. Clus; brings to this exalted position a won? derfully well trained intellect, a wide experience in public affairs, and nn intellectual integrity which will guar? antee the highest iperformance of public duty." High praise, indeed, and, coming from Mr. Siemp, very generous. The Ninth district Co?, gre.tman, like Mr. Taft, Mr. Mann and a few other leading Replbl cans, seems to be able to rise admirably above partisan levels on occasion. It does not detract in nny way from Mr. Slemp's standing in the estimation of fair-minded people that he has so signally demonstrated his ability to do this. NOW ARE YOU READY FOR THE ROLL CALL? There are milliens of reasons why every man, woman, and child of the Nation should celebrate the Christ mns season by enrolling as members of the American Red Cross. Each of these reasons is an Amer? ican man or boy who has answered the call of the colors; who has kepi, those colors afloat along the buttle lines of Europe; who is helping to confirm Freedom for Russia; who has guarded the pathways of the troubled sens; who lies wounded in hospitals, or who, having proved the full measure of his devotion, has passed the "torch from failing hands" and bidden us keep its light aflame that his sacrifice shall not have been in vnin. To these millions of reasons, whicl touchy us personally, are added mill? ions more?the stricken women, chil? dren, aged fimili&A of soldiers who have given their nil, turning to America to ask: "Now when guns have ceased firing; when armies have stopped marching, are we to be left with empty hands, friendless atul alone amid the ruins of our homes?" What will America's answer be? What will your answer be? You want to help ns a friend and neighbor. And because you want to help as friend and neighbor mal be cause your neighboi is 3,000 miles away you ask the Red Cross to serve for you, and one hundred per cent enrollment in the Christmas mem bershlp will prove the sincerity of your wish. America does nothing by halves. If Americans talk they also do. The Christmas registration of membeship in the American Red Cross stands as a pledge by America to complete unfinished business. The Red Cross Christmas Mem? bership drive is not made for money. It is rather the unfurling of moral and spiritual banners. The Roll Call gives notice to the world that for every Soldier and Sailor who has ofTercd his lifo; for every sorrowing, broken man, wo? man, and child of Prance, Helgium, England, Italy, Serbia, Palestine, Russia, there stands an American ready to serve and carry on througn the Red Cross. Greet Christmas by hanging the flags of the Red Cross in your win? dow to declare that you have ans? wered present at the roll call! GIRLS. ITS YOUK STEP THAT ATTRACTS. Says Women Puy too Much Heed to Their Pace Instead of Their Corns. Watch your step! A orisk, lively step is what charms more than a lovely skin, but yout high heel3 have caused corns and you limp a little. That's bad, girls, and you know it Corns destroy beauty and grace, be sides corns are very easy to remove Rid your feet of every corn by ask ing ut any drug store for a quarter of an ounce of freezone. This will cost little but is sufficient to remove every hard or soft corn or callus from one's feet. Women must keep in mind that COmleSS foot create a youthful step which enhances her attractiveness. This freezone is a gummy sub? stance, which dries instanlty and sim? ply shrivels up the corn without in llnming or even irritatng the sur ruunding skin. A few drops applied directly upon ! a tender, touchy corn relieves the 6ore i ness and soon the tnire corn, root and I all, lifts right out without pain. Low Meat Prices vs. High Cattle Prices If the farmer cannot get enough for his live stock, he raises less, and the packer gets less raw material. If the consumer has to pay too much for his meat, he eats less of it, and the packer finds his market decreased. The packer wants the producer to get enough to make live-stock raising profitable, and he wants the price of meat so low that everyone will eat it. But all he can do, and what he would have to do in any case to stay in busi? ness, is to keep down the cost of pro? cessing the farmer's stock into meat so that the consumer pays for the meat and by-products only a little more than the farmer gets for his animals. For example, last year Swift & Company paid for its cattle about 90 per cent of what it got for meat and by-products (such as hides, tallow, oils, etc.) If cattle from the farm were turned miraculously into meat in the hands of retailers (without going through the ex? pense of dressing, shipping and market? ing), the farmer would get only about \1/q cents per pound more for his cattle, or consumers would pay only about 2% cents per pound less for their beef! Out of this cent or two per pound, Swift & Company pays for the operation of extensive plants, pays freight on meats, operates refrigerator cars, maintains branch houses, and in most cases, de? livers to retailers all over the United States. The profit amounts to only a fraction of a cent, and a part of this profit goes to build more plants, to give better service, and to increase the com? pany's usefulness to the country. Swift & Company, U. S. A. Your Stomach Has no TEETH Improper und insufficient mastication of food in the mouth from lack of COOL) TEETH causes fermentative conditions which result In indigestion and very frequently appendicitis. It has been estimated that '10 per cent, of nppendictPs eases are caused from bad teeth. Your stomach cannot do the work that your teeth should do. LET US PUT YOUR TEETH IN GOOD CONDITION. Pull set of Teeth.$S On Solid Crowns.,. .$1.00 Gold Fillinsg.$1.00 Silver Killings.50 ALL WORK GUARANTEED. EXAMINATION FREE. ESTABLISHED TEN YEARS. LADY IN ATTENDANCE. OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL 8 O'CLOCK Dr. J. S. Compton Over the 5 and 10c Store, BLUEFIELD, W. VA. In the Clerk's Ofnce of the Circuit Court of the County of ThzowvII on the -1th day of Novomber, 1918. ANNIE S. BLEVINS,.....Plaintiff, against THOMAS A. BLEVINS, Defendant. The object of this suit is to obtain a divorce from the bonds of matri? mony in favor of the complainant on the grounds of desertion. And an affidavit having been made and filed that the defendant, Thoma i A. Blcvins, whose last known place of abode is Youngstown, Ohio, is not res? ident of the State of Virginia, it is ordered that he do appear here within fifteen days after due publication here of and do what may be necessary to protect his interest in this suit. And it is further ordered that a copy here? of be published once a week for four successive weeks in the Clinch Val? ley News, a newspaper published in the county of Tnzewell, and that a copy be posted at the front door of the Court-House of this county on or before the 18th day of November, 1918, that being the next succeeding Rule day after this order was enteren. A copy?Teate: C. W. GREEVER, Clerk. J. W. HICKS, p. q. nov.8-4t. Free of Charge. A standard medicine for 50 years, for all lung troubles, which has a suc? cessful record of over 00 years. Give3 the patient a good night's rest free from coughing with free expectora? tion in the morning. Any adult suffering from cough, cold, or bronchitis, is invited to call niacy and get absolutely free, a sam? ple bottle of Boschce's German Syr? up, a soothing and healing remedy Redeem Your W. S. S. Pledge. IT SHOULD MAKE A MILLION FOR HIM Cincinna liMan Discovers Drug That Loosens Corns So They Lift Out Good news spreads rapidly and the Iruggists here are kept busy dispens ng frcczone, the recent discovery of a Cincinnati man, which is said to opsen any corn so it lifts out with lie lingers. A quarter of an ounce costs very little at any store which handles the drugs, but this is said to be suffi? cient to rid one's feet of every hard or soft corn or callus. You apply just a few drops on the lender, aching corn or toughened cal? lus and instantly the soreness is re? lieved, and soon the corn or callus is so chriveled that it lifts out without GLAD TO TESTIFY Says Watoga Lady, "As To What Cardui Has Done For Me, So As To Help Others." Waloga, W. Va.?Mrs. S. W. Oladwell, of Ibis lown, says: "When about 15 years of age, I suffered greatly .. . Sometimes would go a month or two, and I had terrible headache, backache, and bearing down pains, and would jus! drag and had no appetite. Then ... it would last . . . two weeks, and was so weakening, and my health was awful. My mother bought nie a bottle of Cardui, and I began to improve after Inking the first bottle, so kepi it up tilt I took three ... I gained, and was well and strong, and i owe it all to Cardui. 1 am married now and have 3 children . . . Have never had lo have a doctor for female trouble, and just resort lo Cnrdui if 1 need a tonic. I am glad to testily to what it has done for me, so as lo help others." If you are nervous or weak, have head? aches, backaches, or any of the other ailments so common to women, why not give Cardui a trial? Recommended by many physicians. In use over-It) years. Begin taking Cardui lod;i;- II may be the very medicine you need. NC-130 Only One Corn Peeler/'fiets-lT Stop Corn Pains; See Corn Peel Off. It Is just when a corn hurts that yon want to fool surest about (totting rid of it. Why take chances of keeping the corn and having tho pain grow worse? You'll use "Oots Tho Only Peel It Off Way I? "GeU-Il." It" anyhow, sooner of later; might ns well use it sooner. Then you are absolutely sure that the corn will loosen from your toe so that you can peel the wholo thing off pain? lessly with your lingers, in one com? plete piece?just like peeling a ba? nana. It takes a second or two to apply "Gets-It." There's no fussing or puttering. Corn-pains will van? ish?that'll keep you sweet While the "Gets-It" docs the rest. Nothing new for cornB has been discovered slnco "Gets-It" w?b born. Follow the judgment of the millions; use. "Gets-It and be sure to bo corn and pain free! You'll any It's maple. "Gets-It," tho guaranteed, money back corn-remover, the only sure way, costs but n. trlflo at any drug storo. M'f'd by K. l,awronco&Co.,ChlcnKO, 111. sold in 1'az iwell and guaranteed by John E. Jackson. Redeem your W. S. S. Pledge. 'TIS EASY ENOUGH TO LEARN THE DIFFERENE. At a glance you will be able lo dis? tinguish the- difference between our method of nressing clothes and the oltl time methods used by others. We give your belter clothes Un? natural bodv shape, better crease.:, and a thoroughly uniform finish. Cleaning. Repairing. ALEX DICKENSON. Phone 6-B NOTICE. All persons having clnims against .he estate of Henry S. Bowen, de? ceased, will present them to the nn ieraigned fo: payment. T. C. BOWEN, Administrator of H. S. Bowon. SOLDIERS' LETTERS. r? ??--'?? ????'?.? ?? NOTICE TO PARENTS. Wo propose making a roster of ev? ery soldier and sailor in TazeweU Cnmty, and will ask the parents of the boys in the county and elsewhere to send .to us at once, the names, names of company ami regiment, und harne address of ever- soldier now serving the countrv from TazeweU county. Mail the information to us on a postal, and write plaintly. Do it now! American Expeditionary Forces, October 19, 1918. Dear mama: i received your most kind and wel? come letter some few days ago, and as usual was pleased to hear from I you, and to know that you were all -well. j Well, mama, I am glad you got the vases o. k. When 1 started them ] did not know if they would get thru or not, but thought 1 would take a a chance. Tell papa, I am sorry he 'didn't get his cigar lighter, not as it amounted to much, but I just wanted him to have it. I guess it got lost out before it got across. Tell him I will bring him one when 1 come my? self. I gess you have received the i money 1 sent you by now. If you i have not, write nie your next letter, 'and I will trace it up. 1 stll have my receipt. Tell grandma Dillon will write her in a day or two, just as soon as I have a little more time: 1 am writ 'iug this where our big artillery guns 'arc making so much noise shooting over in Germany that I can hardly hear. I have been on the front sev? eral times and have seen and done lots of things, but can't tell you about Uhcm just now. j Will write again soon. Your son, CORP. REESE MUNDY. Co. A. 38th Infantry. October 20. j 1 tear brother: j I received a letter a few days ago. 1 have been very busy for the past few days, but now I have a little time. It is raining here today and the mud is about six inches dee), ? everywhere you go. I helped capture some prisoners also helped take sev? eral miles of territory. Things were very interesting for a while, but ev? erything is quiet now. Mr. Hun has just began to realize that Americans are over here, and believe me, they have been feeling it for the past two months. Just to give you an idea how they are feeling it: As 1 was com? ing from the front the other day I counted the dead Germans by the dozens. While we were at the front some Hun aviators came over to get ;?. peep at our lines and with our rides we brought three down, but that is a small number besides what are brought down in other ways. John, the girls are very pretty over here, but 1 very seldom see one. Well, I have no news of interest. Write often. With love to all. CORP. REESE MUNDY. Wi-th the American Expeditionary I Forces, November 7, 191S. My Dear Sister: Tonight I will drop you a few lines I to let you know I have not forgotten you. This leaves me well, or as well as could be expected. I was wounded on Sept. 29th and have been in the hospital ever since, but 1 hope to be able to return to my company in a few days. I have not heard from home since Sept. 1st. Hope they are all getting along fine. 1 hope this will find you, Walt and all of the rest well and getting along fine. Do you go down home very of? ten. Guess you are looking to have a good time Xmas. Only wish I could be with you, but lot us hope if its the good Lord's will that it wont be many days until I will back in the good old U. S. It makes me just a little blue when I think how long it has been since I beard from mama. Only hope she is well, and getting along line. 1 wonder what she said when she got the no? tice that I had been wounded. I have written her or Dell most every dny since I have been in the hospital. Well, it will soon be one year since I last saw mama. Guess your baby is getting to be a great big girl by now. This is a pretty country, but noth? ing like the good U. S. I have seen most of France, and part of Bel? gium. Have never been to England. Would like very much to go while I am over here. Have been to Paris once, but was not there long enough to see much of the town.. Guess you get lots of war news out of the pa? per-;. When you were reading about some of the big drives did you ever stop to think you had n brother in the front line. Guess I would be there today if I hadn't got wounded. The Inst time I saw the "Huns" they were nn .he run i nd from what the papers say they are still running. If I did n t get the one that got me, guess someone eise did. As i am out of pa per will have to cio.se by asking you lo answer soon. SGT. R. M. RUSSELL. On Active Service With the Amor can Expeditionary Force, Nov. 11. My Dear Mother: I received your letter, ) nd you :an't imagine how glad I was lo tear fiom you. I certainly hope you iaye received my mail ere this. I vrote you shortly after I arrived ov id here. Am awfully glad that Franks vife recevied his letter, so you could iould hear from me. Frank and I verc together for a while, but for ome reaso-i our corrnanies have sep? arated, and I havn't seen him for a nontb. I have seen James Lee and John Jell. They were both looking well, nd they said that I was the first icrson that they had seen since they avc been here. We are all expecting o be home soon. You asked me if I had seen any ghting. Well, I havn't see the real