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WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1012 rnlilmhcd livery Wednesday l>y Ibc | WISE PRINTING COMPANY, lnr?rpantt?l QILBKRT N. KNIUHT, ?? Kdltor. Orni Yonr. - $I O() Six Months. - .SO Three Months, - .125 Entered seoordlng la j?>st;i! regulations st Ihn |M>st ofllrr nl lllj; Stum' <i.ip ns mt oinl-ctus* nuttier. stiBSCRlliUKS are earnestly re? quested to observe tho dato printed on thoir nddross slips, which will koop them at nil times posted as to the ilnte of the expiration of their sub? scription. Prompt ami timely attention to this request will save all parties a great deal of annoyance. The Sunday Question, Editor Cost: [f you and your readers will permit another voice to he heard on the "Sunday Question", I should like to express what seems to mo to be the' correct principle underlying all ques? tions of Sunday observance. The basis for any distinction between the mode of living through the seven days of the week, in nil Christian countries, is the Fourth Commandment of God, spoken by his prophet, Moses. This is an injunction, no lOBS direct and positive than the othor commandments, thai we ''remember tho Sabbath day to keep it holy." In particular, wo are to labor forsix day s, and are md to labor on the seventh, | for the reason that the Lord rested on the seventh day, and blessed and hallowed il. The substance of thacommandmont, however, is in Its positive direc? tion to keep the seventh day holy , and is hv no means limited to Dm negative requirement that we shall do no work. If, then, we are commanded to keep the Sabbath holy, are we fulfilling ils entire duty hv merely refraining on that day from the pursuit of wealth or fame in tho daily vocation, or ov? en by seeking what we conceive to he the necessary rest or re. creation (by means however in? nocent of wrongdoing,' to store up energy for the next six days labor: This might comply with that part of the law which di? rects thai we do no work, lint is surely no fulfilment of tho broader duty n commands. Does not "to keep ihn Sab? bath holy," mean lo devote that day lo holy thoughts and d.Is to devote om 's liino and energies to the reverse of the six day's occupation of pursuit of Hellish gam and pleasure! If this should he I he l rue const i no. lion, it is incompatible w ith the idea either of sitting the day through with folded hands in idleness, or following the bent of one's personal inclinations in game or sport. Though :i paradox, it might well require a day of the hardest labor and tho least rest. We know it would require faith inGodj and mercy and charity to men, and that the day could he dutifully consecrated to thoughts and actions having those impulses. Indeed, the method of obey iu^' the divine law for the day could bo as different as tho in? dividual; but most men have the guidance of the lessons of their childhood, ami tho teach? ings and examples given in the Bible, besides the living exam? ples of noble characters they have known The divine ser? vice of Christian churches is an education in itself in this respect. Even the passing of the plate for a voluntary offer? ing for tho poor, conveys n les? son of tho same purport, though we frequently associate it with a beggar's hand. "The poor we havo always With us;'- yes, and the sick, and the needy of help, bodily and spiritually. Tho human laws of all Chris? tian peoples on tho subject of Monday observance have their origin in the Fourth Command? ment, though perhaps varying to meet dlfforont constructions of time and place. The con? struction I have here attempt? ed to outline, would seem to be practical, and in conformity with both llu- letter und spirit of that law. Respectfully, Mayo Caiiki.i.. Home Mission Meeting. The rogular monthly meeting Of the Woman's Home .Mission Society of tho M. K. Church, South, was hold at the homo of Mrs. Q. N. Knight Thursday, May 2nd, the president in the chair. Tho meeting opened by sing lllg hymn No. '.Ms, "Come Thou Almighty King." Scripture lesson was read from the Sth chapter of St. Matthew, l.'l-ls verses. The president then led in prayer. Mrs. J. S. Hamiden then read some items from the Monthly Bulletin. Tho subject for the meeting was negroes. Mrs. Wooil read i) leaflet on PaitlO Annex Schools. II Vinn 227, "< -uide Me t >, Thou (Iroat Jehovah," was then sung. Mis. Orr read a paper, ontl-1 (led "i Ipportunitios for services among t h o negroes." Then followed the business part of the meeting, Roll ball; four i du members responded. Minu? tes of the lust meeting were road and with slight correction approved. Then tiie treasurer's report was read and $2.00'duo collected. The Vice-president gave her report, us follows: 20 visiles made, six delicacies, four Mowers, four garments, one shut in cheered, eight in? vited to church and prayor meeting. The pastor, Rov, K K Suth? erland, then closed the moot- | ing with pray or. The next regular meet ine; ' will be held at the home of Mrs. I). II. Bruce The hostess Iben served very refreshing refreshments, which we all enjoyed. Supt. Prosa Work. Citizens Ticke 1 Named, At a mass meeting of the cit? izens of Norton, hold hist week, the following ticket ?\as placed in t ho held to ho voted for al the June (lorporaiive election For Mayor, John Roberts, For Treas. J. i i. Stoho. For Recorder, elms. Hall. For t loiincilmon: Kas! Ward II, K. Hyatt, R. P. ('ai r ami Joe Porter. West Ward li. A. Smith, II. I. Qilly, A. F. Snodgrnss. South Ward J. P. Jones, c. P. Addison, Jno. Jenkins. An enjoyable event >>f Tues? day was the afternoon rook p;y/-' ty with which Mrs. Paul llarrell charmingly entertained a num? ber of friends, complimentary to her sister, Mrs. .1. I. llarrell, who is spending a few weeks in Bristol. Book was played nt seven tables and in counting up the scores it was found that Mrs. Sam Mitchell had made the greatest number, and her reward was a lovely potted hy? drangea After the game, linens were placi d -in the small tables and a two course menu served Bristol Herald Courier. Changes Made, By request of those appointed chairman of the following committees for Fourth of July celebration, the following ohntigci nave been made. Tennis Committee. ?. A. C. Anderson, as chairman, chang? ed tn -lush Bullitt, Jr. Base Ball Committee. II Rj Pox, chairman, changed to Dr. W. (1. Painter. Mr. Anderson and Mr. Fox will, however, remain on the committees, and assist in the work. NOTICE. At this season of the year contracts for wiring residences lire usually deferred until later. To keep that department busy, we will furnish Pr?c Light* For One Munlh to nil residences wired by this company during the months of March and April, 1913. Powtll Vtllry Ll?&t fc Powrr Co. The Norton Nowh hit tho nail square on the head when it said that liquor will got a follow sooner or later; always gets him sooner than he expects. And also when it said that after all, the mountains of Virginia make a mighty good poor man's home and are free from raging Hoods and ronring cy? clones. Calvin Purdco, of Pennsylva? nia, a wealthy coal and iron mine owner, was a visitor in Bristol Thursday. He is in Virginia looking after his coal properties. A few years ago .Mr. I'ardcc purchased a large tract of valuable coal land in Wise county, Virginia He and his associates built the Kast Tennessee and Western North Carolina railroad, h e t w e e n Johnson city and Cranberry, N. C, and own extensive iron ore properties in tin? region of ('rauhen \ .- -Bristol Courier. You can't make a Sunday School out of any town by or dinaneo, Public morals are born of education and all written laws on the subject 'ire as a tinkling cymbal or sound? ing brass. A wideopon town, its wideopon as consistent with good public morals, is prefer able to a sham Sunday closing regulation as now existing in the municipal code of the Town of Norton.? Norton News i Revival Meeting at Christian - Church. <>n the fourth Lord's l>ay in May, Frank Thompson will he gin a revival meeting at Chris? tinn Church, assisted by his wife, and C. B. Livesnv. A hearty co operation of all Christians of the town is asked. Brother Thompson was to have commenced this meeting tho second Lord's Day in April, but on account of Hood in Mis? sissippi Valley, could not come. 0. B. Livr.sAY Real Estate for Sale. One two story brick store house, live good rooms and hall up stairs. One eight room frame d welling. C. I.. II A Mill.KN, Big Stone t iap, Va Notice In order to promote the general use of out Coupon Ice Books, we will give away li ce, during lite next ten days, one Needle Point Ice Pick to each purchaser of our 1000 pound Coupon Books. Our delivcryman will he supplied with these Picks, and on account of having a limited supply urge that you get one al once. NOKTON 1CK COMPANY. Painting Season is now here. There is noth? ing as pretty as a newly paint? ed house. Wc guarantee per? fect satisfaction. T. T. Tucker & Son, H.M.Edens s it. ? and Contract lluihler o( Concrete Blocks and Tiles. Big Stone Gap, Va. Al l. WOKK (iUARANTITK. Yard in flat i- near llumni) lino. mi iJn Advertising TallcsjTj SUCCESSFUL GROCERY STORE ADVERTISING! By WM. C. FREEMAN. Nobody would piek out l.yun. Ma a illy wllh n population los? (bull luo.ouo?ns liming Ilia largest grocer? umi provision store under one owuoi ship In (he United HUtei, but It In if fiiii nevertheless. 'riii- owner or this great establish mon( mi in Hh frankly unit one ot in" reasons why Iii? grocery im<i pro vision st?re is so large und successful is because of th? newspaper advertis? ing that be was persuaded to do by the owner of the l.ynn Item. The owner of the store always tie lleved lu advertising, tint at the stnn ho used ralher Indifferent copy. 1 space was large enough, tor bo used I six Inches single column, but It was the ordinary kind of advertising, thai | did not say very much except nuote prices, and did not Interest the rend The publisher counseled the owner | to uro enough apace 10 tell the people or Lynn and vicinity nil about the store and Its facilities for serving | them Well. This was done. One adv?rilsetnoht, for instance would refer lu their cracker deport mont, which by itself 1? as large ninny entire grocery stores. In this department every know n cracker o( | merit eon be found. They could tell, and did tell, n very Interesting atory about tiiis department, nnd that is the way they did with all the other partmenta of the store. After a while the owner pot Into tile spiiii of advertising?realized what n| Kreut thing II was to him lu his bust in s.-; so when It canto around to an | anniversary dale ho used u full pngc? an unusual thing tor a country store to do. The success of that advertisement I w as Instantaneous. The crow d I hat ] responded so great Unit the shh I walks were blockaded and extra |? lice were called to take care ol Un? people. They have been userti of newspaper space ever since. Grocery advertising, like every otic er kind, creates more Interest If a story is (old and not too much stress laid upon a mere price list of nrUclcs The owner of this partlculai store makes his advertising of general In-1 (orcat, and all at Hie people of t.vnn and vicinity respond to ii generously with the reaull (hat iho business u very successful NEW IDEA IN ADVERTISING Biiurit (?) Scheme of Parisians to] Teach Parrots to Call Out Wares j in Public Places. Word concerning n new Idea lu tid Vertlsllig has Jusi eoine from I'nrla 'the scheme Is to teach parrots to os Blsil In the extension of commerce by silting upon perches and croaking: "Try Crusbcni's Corsets," or "Say Wattles," or "Hureku llnzor," o-s the ease may he. Tho (raining ot Iho par? rots, according In the promoters ol the new scheme, Is to be a simple matter. A phonograph Is to be placed I In u room liiinl up for the purisise ami the Instrument will grind out. [ hour after hour, the cry that tho par ' rots are lo repeat. The birds mean j while will be established on conven- j lent perches where they may hear the two or three wonts that are to he j used in pushing Hu- commodity of the ndverlladr, nnd the solemn business will proceed until I he parrots take up Hi- crj of tin- phonograph, tt has been established that a parrot, once It has leurnrl to sny a certain j thing, will repeal (lint thing a thousand times a day for a hundred years, bar? ring accidents or plots, and the facts is emphasized b> the projectors or the new method or advertising. Thej ox< pect Shortly to have their parrots on duty in all the big shops and in every public plan-, so that the wares they are employed to praise may be contin? uously called In the attention ot the oeopte. There Is a well-grounded bellet that* It pays to advertise, but It does not pay to annoy the public. We reserve '.he right to he skeptical, says the Chi? cago ltecord Herald, and venture to express the hopo thut some friend of humanity will at once get busy u|ion the problem of discovering a way In nhlch parrots may bo put to death fnickly, surreptitiously and with as lUle anuoyance to tho birds as pus . la.'*. FOR SALE. 60,000 Tomato plants, all the new ami popular varieties. Cabbage plants frost proof Qoraniums, &'<.'., at Colonial Qkkrkiiousk, 17.10 Dooloy, Vn. GENERAL INSURANCE AGENTS. jOfflco First Floor Intormont Building, 'BIG STONE GAP, VA Oorr/e?pondenoe Solicited. Tri-State Fair Gmunds, MAY 24=5= Other Big Attractions on These Dates. Walter E. Johnson with a Thon Headless Biplane will make daily Rights? above dates between I? and 5 o'clock p Don't forget the dates, as you w ant to s one of the most successful aviators in country fly. This is the first Flying Man i<> visit section of the country, and you want to con and bring your family with you to eel greatest exhibition ?l the age. Reduced Kates on all Railroads Loading in: tVUddlcsboro lor a radius of LOO miles. Hippodrome anil oilier Attraction Big Races Daily r POSITIVELY (his will be the Biggest Attractionci pulled off in Southeastern Kentucky Sights you havehu of and have always longed to see. NOW IS YOUR CHAW The show will be on for 3 days, giving everybody a chai The management has gone to great expense to j; Middlesboro a Great Show and we want you to coi 3 Days MAY 24-5-6 3 Da\ SSIMI lorkllurc by IlinJIcs- ItlpUuc Co. II Wrd.ip (? not In Mlddlcshoro <.u lit JET. BAKLEB ARCHITECT. Plans, Specifications %/Details Furnishf i havo also, a first clnss ropnlr shop, with enpal Charge to contract your work of any kind; enrpenti painting, plastering, plumbing, comont work, otc. Am salos ngont for budding material, motnl roof mg,? mg, atdlrig.eto. can savi; you MONEY. Offico, Hoom 13. Polly Building, Shop, East Gti? St. ami Railway Avo. BIG STOtV E OAfa, \ZJ\, DON'T BE DECEIVED. At the present time the mails of Bio Stone Gap li g flooded with magazine cut rate circulars. Don't srml your subscription to some Agency, \V<1 mish your magazines and out of town newspapers at tile prices. Remember we will duplicate any oiler you have Irot liable Agency or publishing house. MRS. ROBT. D. MORRISON Magazine Subscription A ..-.< Stationery and Office Supplie We carry at all times a complete stock of tin lines, at reasonable prices, and p,ive careful attention to 'phone and mail orders. We solicit your business for any of the following: Box Papers, Pound Papers, Envelopes, Writino Tablets, School Tablets. Legal Papers. Letter biles, Invoice Files, Ledgers ami Day Books, Order and Time Book Memorandum Bi >ki Pens and Pencils. Inks ami Erasers, Fountain Pens, Paper Clips and Fasti and various other artit in a stationery store. Ics k< We are aooitts for all kinds of engraved work, such as visiting cards, invitations, letter head envelopes, etc, WISE PRINTING C0MPAN1| INCOHPORATED. BIG STONE GAP, VIRGINIA.