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[CLINCH VALLEY NEWS.
ESTABLISHED 1845 fA. LESLIE & SON,... Publishers.; TEBMS OF SUBSCRIPTION (In Advance.) aall, postpaid, on* year,....(1.60! nil, postpaid, 0 months,.75 |veftisinj? Rates Furnished on Application. Jtered at the Tazewoll, (Va.) post-| office as second class matter. FIIDAY, AUGUST 29. I'M9. THE MORAL AND LKAGAL PROFITEERS. "Tin: merchant, farmer or seller of any thing has the right to sell at a profit. He is not a profiteer if he is within the limit allowed by law. Legally he has the right to whatever of profit his goods command in open market. lie should not he branded ;is a profited!" This statement, was made hy a reader of this paper, a few days ago, in a convesntion on tin high prices now prevailing. There are two sides to every question. This one is no exception?the legal anil He moral question, of right. Has n tradesman a right to nil ex? orbitant profit just because the law permits an exorbitant profit?. If a farmer can raise wheat for less than $2.20, or meat fo less than $20.00, or apples for less than $1.25 a bushel, or publish a paper for less than $1.50 and all the way down, has he Un? moral right, as an honest man, to demand these prices? Opinions will differ. The government fixed the pi ice of wheat at $2.20, a price unheard of before, in order to induce farmers to grow great crops, Flour went at once to $14.00 and over. Necessarily, the wages of labor increased. Flour is the ruler of the market. Corn followed the jump. Farm ma? chinery, fertilizer, everything follow? ed, for the reason that meat and bread, the nesessaries of life for the workers everywhere in all depart? ments demanded a higher salary hi order to buy a high priced living. These are true if trite, statements. What then is the conclusion? It seems to be this. The high cost of living is traceable directly back to the act of the war department, which put the price of wheat lit the price of $2.20, corn meat, shoes every? thing followed the upward trend. "If I have to pay these high prices for bread and meat then 1 must neces? sarily have more money for what I do or make. The farmer says he can 4iot make cheap meat and bread be? cause of increased prices of farm implements, labor etc. etc. Hut these things were not increased in price until after the government fixed the price of bread, the staff of life. If the farmers will, or could, sell wheat, at $1.50 or less, the price of coin and meat will come down, and no doubt everything else. Is this logical reasoning? Is it true or not true, that the high cost of living is trace? able back to the bins and granaries of the farm?the source of all liv? ing? It looks now, as though the guar? antee of the high price of the staff of life, was a most unfortunate cost? ly and revolutionary necessity. What can Congress do toward re? ducing the cost of living? Not much. How on earth can the manufacturer, laborer, mechanic, or what not, pro? duce cheaper stuff so long as flour is $14.00, meal $3.00 meat 40 cents? It just can't be did. NOTHING NEW AT THE CIRCUS. Reports from the big circus at Hluefield, are to the effect that "there was nothing new, about the same as seen years ago." The conscnsurs of opin'on, among the older people, was that the present day circus is not better than that of years ago. Per? haps not, ami yet no circus perfor? mance ever equalled that which we witnessed as boys. If we could forget the circus we knew in the years of our fresh, young lives we would no doubt have a different opinion of the modern exhibitions. The young peo? ple of this day may find as much pleasure and as many thrills as we older ones did in by-gone days. The crowds that flock to see the circus now when it comes to town would seem to indicate that the exhibitions have lost little of their popularity. What is "Ohl" to the men and women is new to the boys, girls and child? ren of this generation. The life and well being of the show business de? pends upon the men and young gene? rations who do not know they are to "humbugged." There is little or nothing "new", for the reason that the field of acro? batics, horseman-ship et cetera, has long ago about reached the limit of its development. Must Double Salaries. There is not much hope for devel oping a really satisfactory rural civ luxation in our time unless we ac? tually double teachers' and preachers I ? . ? . ? Ud ?.- ? salaries. We say double and wo mean what we say. Little piddling advances will not suffice. We might as well face the fact that these salaries must be actually doubled, aial the communi? ties that get and keep the best of teachers and preachers will be those that have the grit and grace to act first in this matter. And these, too, will be the neighborhoods which will most easily attract settlers and la? borers and renters, and where land values will advance most. In every part of the South, our farmers are better able to support church and school than ever before. Yet, as a matter of fact, the average farmer is not giving as much support of these agencies, if reckoned in quuil ties of tobacco, cotton, pjcuiiuts, or pork, us be gave ten years ago. We could easily double our present con? tributions and not feel it, so small is the percentage of total earnings that we now spend for school and church.?Progressive Farmer. The Cross of Crosses. Fach life must have its crosses, And a soldier has his share. From a trip across the ocean, To the envied Croix de Guerre. There are crosses by the censor Fur too many, so it seems, There are crosses in the letters From the sweetheart of his dreams. There's a cross that's worn by heroes Who have faced the storm of lead. There's the cross when be is wounded There's the cross when be is dead. There's an iron cross awarded For murder and for rape; It's the emblem of the devil It's the cross of sin anil bate. There's tin- little cross of Mercy That very few may own. For the soldier it is second To the Cross of God alone. It's (he cross that's worn by women, When we see it we believe We can recognize an Angel IJy the Itcd Cross on her sleeve. My K. I'. INGRAM. Peeks Of Diamonds Near Golden Kocks. New York, Aug. 23.?A Hohokcii correspondent of a news association sent out a remarkable story on the arrival of the transport Matsonia from Brest. Listed among those on her was "one civilian destitute sea? man," wdio proved to be .lames Pat? rick Woods, of No. 22? West 22nd Si reel, who went to Russia on a car? go vessel ami was li ft there because of illness. This is what the corres? pondent said of him: "lie went prospeeling on the Kola Peninsula. In a creek in which he waded he says he found pecks and pecks of diamonds, lie went out of the wilier and Kill down on a rock anil found it was a hard piece of gold. Then he wandered along and come across a b d of rubies, copper de? posits and acres of coal land, lie says lie loaded up with diamonds and ru? bies and was about to return, when the Bolshevik! came up and made him put back his find." Several dogs were brought back 01; the transport., and the same corre? spondent said that all more than three months old were taken off at Quarantine, the dog's ages being told by their tails. "One Sergeant," he wrote, "had a dog without a tail, lie said the ani? mal was only two months old, but. the authorities said they couldn't tell because the tail was miss'ng. The Sergeant appealed to the Army au? thorities and they decided to let him get by with the dog. but warned him that if he ever went back in the army aad brought another dog over to make sure that it had a tail. I) reams. I know a hill where the heather blooms Where the wind of heaven blows free: Where the sky on high is a blue, blue sky, Which smiles on a summer sea. I know a spot where the sunshine breaks On a world that is half asleep; Where the sad waves sigh as the day goes by, And over the bright sand creep. I know a dream which is mine all day, And haunts me the long night through; It is sky ami sea and a wind that is free, Ami the sun and the heather and you. Wedding King With Romantic History. Norton, Va., Aug. 1(5.?As the workmen tear out the limestone slabs that form the curbing on Park Avenue there comes to mind a story of the romance of a wedding. When John Jenkins was quarrying this stone down in Lcc county near Rosehill, many years ago, his little son Sam was with him, and he had in bis possession a lady's wedding ring, which he found in Norton. The boy lost in there in the quarry. After a fruitless search he gave up trying to find it, returned to Norton ami forgot it. In the course of events the ring was found by a farmer of Rosehill. Prices for produce went down and the fanner began to look around for more lucrative work. In his search he came to Dorchester ami became a miner. The farmer turned miner still had the ring with him, ami one day it occured to him to advertise it. He did so, giving the initial, ami at length received an interesting in? quiry from a Norton lady, who re? cognized the ring as her own as soon as she saw it. After six ten years the ring was slipped hack on her finger. The lady wsa Mrs. S. N. Taylor, a cousin of the little boy who bad found it ami lost it in (he quarry. From Norton t<> Rosehill, from there to the mines of Dorchester, the ring had wandered for sixteen years until it came back home, and Mrs. Taylor si ill wears the ring with a history. NOTICE. To Bcaslcy Harwood Shoe Com? pany, Lynchburir, Va.; Bluefield Dry Goods and Notion Co., Blue field, W. Va.,; Bluefield Iladware Company, Bluefield, VV. Va.; Blue field Grocery Company, Bluefield, W. Va; Becker ajid I'ayne, Blue field, W. Va; Bluefield Pro. and Com. Co., Bluefield, W. Vu.; Citi? zens Underwriters Agency, Blue field, W. V.; E. I. Dupont de Ne? mours Powder Co., Wilmington, Del.; Plat Top Grocery Company, Bluefield, W. Va.; Flat Top In? surance Agency, Bluefield, W. Va.; Georgia Lumber Company, Blue field, W. Va.; Kinnier, Montgomery and Co., Lynchburg, Va.; Norton Hardware Company, Norton, Va.; Morgan Gardner Electric Co., Chi cage III.; Radford Grocery Com-1 puny, East Radford, Va.; Sackett Mine Supply Co., Columbus, Ohio;; Standard Oil Company, Richmond, j Va.; Stras, llarman and Co., North Tuzewell, Va., Strother Drug Com? pany, Lynchburg, Va., Superior] Supply Company, Bluefield, W. Va.; R. M. Sulton Company, Baltimore, Md.J Union Iron Works, Erie, Pa. TAKE NOTICK, That I shall on1 the Oth day of September, 1019 move the Circuit Court of the County of; Tuzewell, Virginia, to have marked "Released" and discharge a certain Deed of Trust from Domestic Coal Company, a Corporation, to E. K.1 Dowers, O. L. Alexander, and M. A. Marks, Trustees, dated the 11th day of July, 1908 and recorded in the Clerk's office of Tuzewell Circuit Court in Deed Book Number 01, page 42)3; the saiil Deed of Trust having been given to secure the Creditors of the Domestic Coal Company the pay? ment of certain sums of money as set out in said Deed of Trust. The above named persons. Firms, and Corporations being designated in said Deed of Trust as the Cred:tors there? of. This Notice is given under Sec? tion 2198 of the Code of Virginia, 18S7, and acts amendatory thereto. The undersigned being Trustee tu Bankruptcy of the Carter Red Ash Collieries Company, Bankrupt, suc? cessor to said Domestic Coal Com? pany ami the present owner of the real estate and other property de? scribed in said Deed of Trust and af? fected by the same. The popcrty St' affected may be briefly described as follows: "A certain lease for the period of thirty years from the Tnzowell Coal and Iron Companv an 1 the Coal Mountain Milling Company covering about three hundred and thirty-nine (339) Acres; said lease being dated the Mlh day of September, 1903, unn of record in the Clerk's office of Taze well County, V'rginia in Deed Hook Number 62. Page 103, TOGETHER with the plants, goods, chattels, rights, privileges, franchises, and other property of said Company, in? cluding all the buildings, structures, erections. and constructions, and other property thereon. I). II. BARGER, Trustee hi Bankruptcy for Carter Rid Ash Collieries Company, Bank? rupt. SEXTON and ROBERTS, Attorneys. August, l? .(times. "THRU THE BLOCK" FEDERAL ST.-BLAND ST BluefieSd, W. Va. xtremely Smart Apparel In Luxurious New Fall Modes Comprising Distinguished New Creations by the Most Renowned fashion Artists of America CHIC FALL DRESSES Wholly in keeping with the delightful charm and verve of youth are these new dresses for Fall. They savor of supreme workmanship combined with finesse and precision of detail. Developed in new Fall fabrics of remarkable beauty. HANDSOME NEW COATS Comely and highly engaged are these distinctive new models lor Fall. In their incomparable styling they reveal a wealth of smart variations in collars, pockets and sleeves. Some de? void of ornamentations, others enriched with rich furs. With their charm of originality and minuteness of tailorcraft they are absolutely unparalleled. Fashioned of new fabrics of soft luxurtousness. SUPERB FALL SUITS Individualized new Fall Suits of irrestible smartness, display? ing many smart new features, which are distinctively diff? erent. Bach model is tailored with that dependable character? istic thoroughness which individualizes all our garments. In some instances trimmings of rich pelts play prominent parts. Skilfully fashioned of all the new and leading fabrics for Fall. EXCLUSIVE AUTUMN MILLINERY These are Characteristic of the Chic individuality that has created prestige for our hats. Clever originations in duvetyn, plush and cut felt embroideries. Many novelties by RAWAK in satin, panne velvet, taffeta, silk and leather. AN INVITATION is extended you to call and look over this initial showing. You will not be urged to buy. LADIES REST ROOM equipped with telephone, writing desk, stationery, chairs, etc-, for the convenience of our out of town shoppers. MAIL ORDERS given prompt attention Always. We prepay all parcel post charges. Make-Up of American Force That Will Stay In Germany. Washington, Aug. 22.?General Pershing has advised the War De? partment that the American Forces which will remain in Germany after Sept. 30 will consist of a little more than 6,000 picked men. The names of the units and their approximate strength were disclosed by the War Depntment as folows: 8th Infunty, Officers 114, men, 3,-1 ; 720; "th Machine Gun Battalion, Of? ficers, 10; men, o79; 2nd Battalion, 0th F. A. , Officers 20, men 020; 36th Field Signal Battalion, Officers, 15, men, -17:5; 1st Supply Train, Officers, 10. men WT>; 1st Mobile Irdnanee Re? pair Shop, Officers, 3, men, 45; Com? pany A, 1st Engineers, Officers, G, men 250; Field Hospital, No. 13, Of j ficers 0, men 82; Ambulance Com? pany No. 2(5. officers, 6, men 163; To? tal, officers,'201, men, 0,207. "I'M TOO BUSY." (McDowell Recorder. I A merchant sat at bis office desk. I Various letters were spread before j him. His whole being was absorbed ! in the intricacies of his business. j A zealous friend of religion entered the office. "I want to interest you a , little in a new effort for the cause I of Christ," said the good man. i "Sir, you must excuse me," replied the merchant; "I'm too busy to at I tend to that subject now." i "But sir, inqufty is n the increase among US," said his friend. '< "Is it? I'm sorry; but I'm toa busy at present to do anything." "When shall I call again, sir?" "I cannot tell. I'm very busy. I'm busy every day. Excuse me, s;r; I wish you a good morning." Then, bowing the intruder out of his office, he resumed the study of his papers. The mcrchmant had frequently re? pulsed his friends of humanity in thismanner. No mutter what Ihe ob? ject, he was always too busy to lis? ten to their claims. lie bad even told his minister that ho was too busy for anything but to make money. But one morning a disagreeable stranger stepped very softly to his side, laying a cold, moist hand upon i his brow, and saying: "Go borne with me!" The merchant laid down his pen; his head grew dizzy; his stomach f;'lt ; fa'nt and sick; he left the counting 1 room, went home, and retired to his ! bedchamber. His unwelcome! visitor ; had followed him and now took his 1 place by the bedside, whispering ever and anon. "You much go home with j me." A cold chill settled over the mer? chant's heart; special's of ships, notes , houses lands flitted before his excited mind. Still his pulse beat slower; his heart heaved heavily; i thick films gathered over his eyes: ' his tongue refused to speak. Then tht merchant knew that the name of his visitor was Death. Humanity, mercy, and religion had alike b?ggdd hir. influence, means, am! j attention in vain; but when death came he was powerless; at last he j was compelled to have leisure to die. Let us beware how we make our . selves too busy to secure life's great j end. When the excuse rbes to our j lips and we are about to say that we are too busy to do good, let us re 1 member we cannot be too busy to j die. Christian Work. MARYLAND KEAL ESTATE. ' If you are interested in Maryland I real estate, f>r information write, i R. P. BUNDY, Port Deposit Mary 1 land. After Sept. 1st. North Hast, Md. MAW HorfoIkiWestern B ? Schedule Bffectire March 25,*1919. I.v. Tazewell for Norton? 9:22 a. m. 3:14 p. in. Lv. Tazewell for Bluefieid? 10.50 a. in. 7.30 p. m. FROM BLUEK1KLD, EASTBOUND. U:?? a. ni. for Roanoke, Norfolk, and point on Shenadoah division. Sleeper and dining car Norfolk. Prr .or car (Broiler) Roanoke and Ha gerstown. 7:45 a. m. daily for East Radford, and intermediate stations. 1.50 p. in. duiy Lynchburg and in? termediate stations and Shenandoah Valley. Sleeper Bluefieid to Phila? delphia, Itoanoke and New York. Din? ing ear. 9.17 p. m. for Roanoke, Lynchburg Richmond, Norfolk. Sleeper to Nor? folk and Roanoke to Richmond. WESTBOUND. 8.25 p. m. for ?.enova, Portsmouth, Columbus, Cincinnati. Sleeper Colum? bus, and Cincin- it i Cafe car to Williamson. 8.15 p. m. for Kenovah, Portsmouth Cincinnati, Columbus. Sleeper to Co? lumbus. Cafe car. 1.50 p. m. for Williamson and in termediate stations. W. B. Bevill, passenger traffic man? ager; W. C. Saundcrs, general pas? senger agent, Roanoke, Va. FARMER WANTED?200 acres, largely limestone land. Good new house, 12 stall barn, orchard, springs etc. Apply to, CAPTAIN WALTER GRAHAM, Springville Grange, Tip Top, Va. Aug. 22 2t. Natural Handshake an' a friendly natural tobacco. Keep yo' put on airs an' "sauced-up" tobaccos for the fellow that likes nut sundaes better than home made, pie? So says a friend of ours named Velvet Joe. And ho just about hits the nail on the head. Velvet is made for men who think there's no smoke like real tobacco. If you are that sort of man, listen: Velvet was born in old Kentucky, where more than one good thing comes from. It was raised as carefully as any other Kentucky thoroughbred. But the real secret of Velvet's friendly qualities is its slow natural ageing in wooden hogsheads. Ageing in the wood never hurt anything?and least of all, tobacco. And so we say, Velvet is good tobacco? * nothing more or less. It runs second to none. The picture of the pipe on the tin needn't keep you from rolling a jim-dandy cigarette with Velvet -the friendly tobaccc