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WEDNESDAY, JUNE I, 1918. Published Kvery W evlossday by the WISE PRINTING COMPANY. Inrorporatait. i.ll.H! 11 r N. KNIGHT, - Hdllor. Uno Year, Six Month*. Throe Month-.-. Butercd according U> postal regulations at the post office at tilg Stono Hap as see ouil-olaaa matter, SUBSCRIBERS uro oarnestly re? quested to obanrvo tho (Into printod on thoir address slips, which will keep them at all times posted tin to tho (Into of tho oxpirntion of thoir sub aoription, I'rompt and timely attention to thin request will aavo all partioa n groat deal of an no var.cn. THE TOWN ELECTION. Tho men who arc to manage tho municipal affaire of our town during tho next two vents will h o chosen next Tuesday. Probably there never wits a time in the history of Big Stono Qap when it was more impor? tant to use care and judgment in the selection of our town oflicinlH. Big Stone Clap has made greater material progress during the last few years than during any like period of its ex? istence, und we believe if a broad-minded, businesslike po? licy in pursued by our citizens and officials during the next few years, the increase will lie | nt a greater ratio. Wo hope every citizen, and particularly] every voter, of Big Stone (iap has the interest of the town thoroughly at heart and is as much intoroBtod in its welfare as in his own affairs, lu the election of our muni? cipal officers, wo should forget political parties and vote for the men who, in our judgment would most acceptably fill the positions to which (hey aspire. Wo should be broad enough to decline to vote for our friends if we believe (hut other candi? dates Would better serve Ibe in forests of our community. It takes courage to vote againsl a friend, but we are engaged in building a town for posterity and to it we owe more than to our contemporaries. While it may he better to elect men of mediocre ability than dishonest nnos, in Big Stone (lap we do not have to do either. The utli cers and directors which a bus? iness concern Bolcots to manage its atTairs must not only be honest and have plenty of com? mon sense hut must possess business ability and have pro? gressive ideas. It is oven more important that WO use great care in the selection of the men to whom we lire to entrust the town's Affairs: for, unlike a business concern, we cannot, if they do not measure up to our expectations and desires, dis? pense with thoir services until they have served the terms of years for which they will be elected. Wo want our town officials to be economical but not "penny wise and pound foolish". We should not elect men to any office who while stopping a leak leave open the bung hole. This is a progress? ive age and we need men who possess the spirit of progress and who will infuse this spirit into our municipal affairs, While every office to be tilled is important and the utmost care should be used in selecting men for the various positions, we can not bo too careful in naming t h o Town Council. These gentlemen, w hjo will b* our Board of Directors for n rumple of years, will in a very largo measure determine wheth? er we are to continue to bo a town of progress, wherein it is a pleasure to live, or whether tho town will drag along iu -m oasy-KOing way, accomplishing little or nothing. There men si.oo .00 .28 will elect our School Board and determine what our tax rate shall be, whether it shall be less than a progressive town needs to give its citizens th best advantages in the way of schools, tiro protection, good streets, sidewalks, sewers, wator, &c. Lot us not fuil to put on the Council our very best citizens, men of integrity anil intelligence. Doubtless every man who is a candidate would if elected, strive to serve the town to bis utmost ability, but all men have not tho same ability, have not had the same good training and experience, anil we cannot nll'ord not to elect those we believe best suit? ed to our needs. Lot every voter carefully con? sider every candidate's fitness for the position to which he as piros, determine the ones he believes will best servo the interests of all our people Jand then let nothing prevent bis go? ing to the polls and casting his ballot for these gentlemen. A progressive municipal adminis? tration for the next two years will likely he tho result. Good Playing. Btoncgo, Va., .Inno 3.?Dr. Bowyer's Champions added another interesting game t o their list of victories by defeat? ing the strong team from Big Sinn?! I lap by a score of 'J to 0 on our beautiful Crossbrook Diamond Saturday. This was decidedly the liest game o f the : season; one of the best games the writer has had the pleasure of seeing for years. It would be a hard matter to pick out any particular/player on Slonega's side, as lue star of the game, us everybody played their positions i n In^ league style. due bright feature of the game was the star playing of M?llenbeck, 3rd baseman, .who handled twelve chances with? out a wobble and whose throw? ing to lirst base was without a Haw, Clarence Davis, our Cracker .lack Bhortstop WUS there with a two base hit and brought in the llrsl score. Tho Big Stone (lap players have n wholesome fear of the right arm of our crack catcher ami they did not succeed in stealing any bases, hut I'otter, oentorttolder for Big Stone (Jap, brought the fans to their feel with n spectacular catch of a line drive from Cold iron's hat in the Ith inning. Quincy Swain, our star pitch? er lias broken all records iu the Coal Field League as Satusday's game makes 3fl innings pitched without a score. The Tote Brothers in charge of lirst ami second bases were right there with the goods and it was im? possible to get anything from thoin. Taylor, Wells and Cold iron, our swift outfteldors were on the job at all times and gob? bled up everything thai came their way. This game was witnessed by a big crowd of Btonega, Appo? lonia and Big Stone (lap fans and everybody left feeling that they had the worth of their money. The game was umpired by Taggart and Horton, whose Umpiring was all that could In desired. There was no kick during the entire game. From Roda. Rev. C. K. Anderson tilled his regular appointment hero Sun? day and left on the noon train for Cleveland, Vn., where he expects to conduct a series of meetings. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Litton returned Monday from n visit lo hoinefolks in Washington t idunty. Mrs. J. M, Alvis, of Harlan, Ky., who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. 1. B. Kohinson, left Sunday for homo. 0, Counts, of Cleveland, Va., i has accepted a position as stenographer for Superintend ant \V. A. Owens. The Boda Band played for tho ball loams at Preacher Sat? urday and Aiming back every? body was rejoicing over Stone ga winning -J to o. Thoy also went to Big Stone Gap Sunday to display some of their must- 1 cal talent. Mr. und Mrs. F. M. Strong, of Appnlaehia, spent Monday with their daughter, Mrs. -M. Ii. j Cooper. Some Questions And Answers Congressmen and Senators Receiving Requests for Information. Washington, I). C, May 31. ?Tho muH o f nearly ovory member of Congress iH being clogged with requests for infor? mation relative lo the tilling of fourth-class postofAces. Hero in the information most sought: Q. What was the Taft orilor pertaining t o Ith class post? masters? A. It was an execu? tive order made o n Oct. 16, 1912, placing all fourth class postmasters under Civil Service without an examination. (,?. What was the ofTecl o f this order? A. It meant each 4th class postumster in tho U. S. then in office would hold the office indefinitely regardless of his fitness or qualifications, va? cancies of course to lie filled based on d competitive exami uatloh. O,. Wherein was this order unfair!' A. It put postmasters under Civil Service who had received thoir appointment by virtu re of political oonfidora iinn.-, ami took no account of merit whatsoever. Q. What is the Wilson Way? A, President Wilson, oh May 7. It)! I. issued an executive or der, which provides that iu all lib class post offices where tho compensation is $180 per year or over, there shall be held an ipeu competitive examination by the Oivil Service Commis? sion, the lesnlt of which shall lio cor tilled by the Commission to the I'oHtmaster Oeneral. The diall appoint one of the three receiving the highest rating. t,i. How ate they appointed when the compensation is un? der $180? A. liy tho Postmas? ter Uoneral based upon a report made by a post office inspector. Q. W bo holds these exami nations- A. Local [examining hoards are upfinintcd by the Civil Service Commission to conduct the examination. Q. When will theso examine lions lie held!'' A. It is impos sible to tell at this time: but they will be held as soon as the Department can take care of the work, unit the needs of the service require. Q, Where are examinations held: A. At the most enliven ii>nt point. Q. How does one make ap? plication? a. Alt-ran exami? nation is announced the appli? cant secures, upon request, at the local post otllcn, form 1758 which is tin- proper blank to be tilled out and which contains full information pertaining to the examination. t.) what is tin- nature of the examination!-' A It covers ele? mentary arithmetic, penman ship, leitet' writing, copying tests, together with statement as to facilities for transacting the business of the office. (,>. How can oin? get more complete information pertain? ing to this matter? A. lty writ ing to the "Civil Service Coin mission, Washington, 1). C." asking for copies of form 17.VJ and 1761?, which contains in? structions t o applicants and rules and regulations govern? ing your apoiutments, or by writing your member of Con? gress. Esserville Notes. Miss Jennie Slemp, who has been teaching school iu (Cost Stone Cap High School, is at home for the vacation. Mrs. ,1. A. Qillqnwater and children and Miss Uayhelle Wells are visiting Mr. (rillen water's mother at Rogorsville, Tonn. T. A. (laius, of Norton, visit ?.?.~ ? Hoy Kilgoro, of Norton, visit oil relatives hero Sunday. Mrs. Dave] Wellij lias boon quite sick for two weeks. Mr. Walker, of Alabama, bas accepted a position as book? keeper for Ksser Coal ?"v: t'oko Company. Special Note. Mrs. Margaret Howe, niece I Of President Wilson and a Col nmbia, 8, C, girl is with Mr. Qilinore tbis season, ami will I appear at the Aniueu Theatre goon. ?*? 7 f Shows in? crease. ite Board of Health Fears i Bad season for Virgin? ia's "Summer Scourge." dohraond, Vn., May 31.? tiered reports for the eur t month, received during last few days hy tlu? Statt? ml of Health, indicate that ly typhoid fever i? prevalent nany parts of the Stale, and t immed ate and wide-spread oautions are neeoHsnry to rt a bad typhoid Houston, /bile there have been no iouh outhrcukH reported dur the last month, the Board oiucwhut alarmed at the fre? in t report of oaBos in various ntioH and enpecially at the July 4th and 5tl Big Stone Cap, Virginia ?EACH DAY: Cavalry Drills and Marches, Cavalry Tournament, Cavalry Races, Ball Games, Brass Band, Automobile Pa? rade (prize for best decoration); Riding Tournament, Horse Show. Program and notice of other special features will be announced later. Big Stone Gap Athletic year. - A h|.ial warning on the subject was issued )PRtenlay by the K?nnt: "Wo do not wish to alarm the people of the Commonwealth, but wo feil that the report* reaching iih dining the laid few days- give genuine cause for approhen sion. Typhoid fever is already (o be found iu many parts ol the State and threatens a rapid increase as the summer season approaches, After a very re markublo reduction in the num? ber of eases of typhoid reported last year, the Hoard took m-cn Sion to warn the people that there must, he no relaxation in tho precautions taken to pre? vent this disease. We wore able to enjoy a season of rela? tive freedom front serious out? breaks only because our people took precautions. We can en? joy tin- same freedom this year if every citizen will realize that the least neglect will cause an outbreak of typhoid. It is very late to hope for a general clean? up of premises as the disease is already scattered, hut we can not too strongly urge upon all citizens the necessity of pre? cautions. Typhoid fever is spread by human sewage and it can lie prevented only iu pro? portion to our care iu properly disposing of all sewage from all persons. ?'We cannot impress loo strongly the importance of im? mediate precautions in every household not connected with sanitary public sowers, lit Ii ss we are extremely careful, we may expect outbreaks which will claim a fearful toll. Our literature on typhoid fever, which outlines tin- methods of prevention, is now complete and can he had upon request," Notables Fish in Pasco. Payne Whitney ami party occupying Mr. Whitney's pal a tial houseboat, Capliva, an having groat sport in Hocn Ur?mie l'ahs. F.aeh of the party landed a tarpon of good weight yesterday. Mr. Collie caught o n o weighing 160 pounds, six feei in length, John Fo.x, Jr., landed two,I both weighing over 125 pounds. Tampa Morning Tribune, Thursday. May 20. Married at Coeburn. Coeburn, Va., .May 30 A handsome looking young con plejhailing from Fast Stone (lap were united in marriage last week by Rev. .1. K. Lowrys The contracting parties wen Mr. Karl l.uwson and Miss Rose Elk ins. The young couple lefl immediately after tin- ceremo? ny for their home at Kast Stone (lap. ?>i*w ipi uuio, city ui Toledo, ( Loom Count?, ( Krank J. Ohenejr uuikea oatli thai |be i> senior partner of the ttrinof r Che? ney A- Co . doing bdalncat in'the Cityjof Toledo, County ami Stale aforeaaltl, an.I lliat salil llrm will |>ay tin mihi of UNK I1UNDKKI) inil.l.AKS for each end everv COM Of Catarrh that cannot In- our ed by the use ..f ll.vu.s CATARRH 0\ UK FRANK .1. CHUNKS Sworn to before Die ami frttbMribed in my presence; this 8th day of December, \'. I) 1898. (Seal) A. W, QI.KASOV, Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is Laken Internally anil acts directly U|?>n the btOod and mucous surfsce* of the system >eud for testimonials, free V. .1. CHBNKY A CO . Toledo, O. 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