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BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA., WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 19. 1914-7 No. 34 IWAF NEWS .jjw York, Auk- 15 ?A dis-| 'irl, iroin German otficiul lurces in BtMtUn was received ,rt. today via Sayville, L. 1.. jre|ess station, as follows: "The Seventh Kreuch army ?DU and an army die vision aDiHelfoft. which liad iuvad. \Vnw > Alsace, wen- defeated ftlficAa) by German troops (arMiit'lhausen." m,fl .lispntch, somewhat mtilated by poor transmission, ujioated thai French entrench. ?Juts were taken at the point .met. German Commander Dead. L,.isI"M, Aug. IS.?A dispatch rom Brussels to the Exchange flegrapli Company says the Bath of General Von Kinmich, t;,, Qerman commander ut ,iegr, is confirmed. He is to Jaucceeded by General Von vr Wet witz. The Military View. Milit?r) strategists are of the ipinion that the Germans are Meting with delay which they Dot count upon, and that ,yery day the Belgians keep hem liirlitiiiK means an in .,^f of Russian forces on the Sutern frontier. Thev express the belief that liless Germany soon disposes if Belgium und France she will bsvc to choose between with lra*i"K a great part of her irmy from the West or leaving ihe road to Berlin open to the forces of the ('zur of Russia. Already hordes of Russians jre reported to be marohing toward Prussia on the one side ind to Austrian Galicia on the other. In the latter country, they are said to be in the vicini? ty of the Styr river, which is on the route to Limburg. Plan to Envelope Allies' Left Wing London, Aug. l?.?"There are indications of an intention on the part of the German troops to envelope the extreme left of Hie allied forces," according to i j'.ataiiii-iil issued by the olli rial pn-sH bureau here this ifterooon, The statetnont adds: "No news of special import, ince bus come to hand. There bavr been engagements at one Iftwo points, but these appear i,i have been mainly outpost affairs, Nu unwri from olliciul sources (oDtinues to indicate that the French anil Belgian artillery is proving superior to (he Qerman tnd alno that the Uermun in? fantryman do not determinely fare bayonets." Claim Advance Checked London, Aug. 16.?The British official presH bureau, in its communication today, says: "The Qerman ofTensive is for the moment arrested in Upper Alsace, and there are indica? tions that the French have made progress on that side." fhe i.imunication contin? ues: "The French troops are ad? vancing into the high Alsation ?alleys of t|t<> Vosges moun t?ine. Since their occupation W the Smiles region in German territory on the frontier of Ah s?ce, which was announced Jeaterday, the French troops wve entered the town of Saales ?elf, driving out the German irooM Poday they collected !*? kits abandoned hv the Ger n|an fugitives. "In the Wover district, in the wpttrtment of the Meuse, the 'ftntli troops today fired at *nd brought down a hostile ??'plane, ?Vilich was Hying at ? height of over 1,000 yards, 'he two i iertnau officers oc 'uP>?ng the llyinK machine ere taken prisoners. In the same district a bat ?'|oo oi Kreuch light infantry put to night a battalion of Ger nan Laudwebr, taking forty r'noners L- 6 l:t!'Kian cavalry con ''nue? miicssfui in the neigh "?"'hood of Masselt." Ge"nan Emperor Will Take Hie Battlefield London, Aug. l?.-The Ger '*? Emperor's war train is tie!,' ,tll ^ ? refogoo, just ,,c*P*u fton, Germany. The train is intended for use of the Emperor and his was staff, and consists of dining, council and sleeping saloon ears, added to Which are well titled hoxes for His Majesty's churgers and his I motor car. The train carries expert tele graphers, ami is preceded and followed by armored trains. Among the equipment is a small simple tent, which is to he pitched on the tield when? ever the Kmperor deems it ex? pedient to share the hard, simple life of his troops. Japan's Ultimatum to Germany Tokio, Aug. 17.?Japan has issued the following ultimatum to Germany, which, it is gener ally believed, will be followed by a declaration of war: "We consider >t highly im. portant and necessary in the present situation to take meas? ures to remove the causes of all disturbances of the peace in the Kar Bast and to safeguard the general interests as contem? plated by the agreement of alli? ance between Japan and flreat Britain. "In order to secure a firm and enduring peace in Kastern Asia, the establishment of which is the aim of the said agreement, the imperial Japa? nese government sincerely be. lievea it to he its duty to" give the advice to the imperial German government to curry out the following two proposi? tions: ?'Kirst To withdraw immedi? ately from Japanese and Chi? nese waters German men-of war and armed vessels of all kinds and to disarm at once those which cannot he so with? drawn. "Second?The deliver on a date not later than September t? to the imperial Japanese authorities, without condition or compensation, the entire leased territory of Kiau-Cbau with u view to the eveutual restoration of the same to China. "The imperial Japanese gov? ernment announces at the same time that in the event of it not receiving by noon on August 23, l!)14, an answer from tho imperial German government signifying its unconditional acceptance of the above advice offered by the imperial Japa? nese government, Japan will be compelled to take such action as she may deem necessary to meet the situation." Fierce Fight inj? Kr?ssels, Aug. 17. -The battle between the allies and the tier mans ebbed and Mowed around Dinant today. While tho Bel? gians claimed to have rolled back the advance guard of the Germans there were reports of skirmishing lud wean Hying squadrons of Germans and Bel? gians at Vvoir. north of Diun uut, on the Mouse river, be? tween Vvoir and Namur. German cavalry made gallant efforts to take the machine guns of the Belgians, charging into a bail of bulletts that quickly emptied many saddles. There is ii heavy Kreuch force around Mamur, support? ing the Belgians at that point. The (Seniums seem to be ad? vancing toword the forts which protect Namur with the evident intention of trying to take them by assault. French Losses Heavy London, 5:33 p. m. Aug. 17. ? ' A Brussels dispatch to the Ex? change Telegraph Company says the Kreuch casualties in the fighting between Numui and Dinant were heavy, as the Germans were strongly en? trenched anil their artillery at the outset played great havoc with the Kreuch. The Kreuch wing at Dinant bad been badly cut up and nearly routed when suddenly the strains of the .Marseillaise resounded in tho French lines, and tin' men rallied and reform? ed. With splendid gallantry they charged, hurling them? selves on the German troops, breaking through their liner and putting them to flight. The Official press bureau of tho wur office and admiralty has issued a statement, saying that Kreuch troops, in the course of n rapid advance along the valley of Schirmeck, have taken a thousand prisouers. The scene of the lighting of the lust few days in Upper Al? sace, the official announcement continues, shows the great de? structive effect of the fire of the allied artillery. Trench ob abandoned by the enemy are filled with dead and wounded. Au otllcinl announcement to dun by the Kreuch War Qffioe says: "The advance of the Kreuch aroiies continues to develop. Our troops have taken the heights to the north of the Al? satian frontier in Qermun terri? tory, and the French line now passes through Ahrechavillier, Lorquin, Ar,oudange ami Mar sal. President Wil? son Directs Attorney General to Make Inquiry Regarding High Prices. Washington, Aug. 13, ? Presi? dent Wilson today directed At? torney General Mctteynolds to investigate recent increases in prices of foodstuffs ami to take up the question whether any persons responsible can he prosecuted. The President sent the fol? lowing letter to the Attorney 1 leneral: "The rapid and unwarranted increase in the prices of food? stuffs in this country upon the pretext of the conditions exist? ing in Europe is so serious and vital a matter that 1 take the liberty of calling your attention to it. "I would be very much oblig? ed if you would advise me whether there is, under existing law, any action which the Do partment of Justice could take, either by way of investigation or legal process, ami what Federal legislation, if any, would, ii| your judgement, lie justifiable and warrantable in the circumstances. "1 feel that this is a matter which we cannot pass by with? out trying to servo the country. Certainly the cotintrv ought to be defended, if possible, against men who would lake ad vaataire of such cireunictnnees to in? crease the price of food and the difficulties of living. ?? Friendly yours, (Signed) "Woonaow Wilson." ISCrtStM In Hriies The President took up the question of increasing prices the first thing today und was impressed by the pressure of the situation He at once de? cided that legal action should be taken if possible, ami that if there were no law covering the question new legislation .should be passed. officials said the President considered that in muny cases the increases were wholly un? justifiable, When he returned from Mrs. Wilson's burial at Itonte, Go., resolutions already hail been introduced in the House calling on the Depart? ment of Commerce and the De? partment of Justice to report what action they were inking. President Wilson's interest in the situation, however, was wholly apart from that and he probably would have taken action before had it not been for the death in tho White House. Special agents of the Depart? ment of Justice throughout the country und investigators of the Department of Commerce are available to collect evidence for any action the Attorney General may think warranted. The Department of Labor ulso: lias a corps which has become very expert in gathering evi? dence of the increased cost of living. MckeynoluY Reply Attorney General McKoy nolds at once replied to the President us follows: "I have your letter of August 12 in reference to the unwar? ranted increase in the price of foodstuffs. "The head of our special agents has been instructed to give directions to bis men throughout the country to begin investigations in order to ascer? tain the real fuels, and 1 am sending the varioun district at? torneys similar instructions. This should enohln us to secure some definite informntiou in respect to true conditions. "May I take the liberty offI suggesting that perhaps the agents of the Department of Commerce could render valu? able assistance along the lines indicated? "When we have become some? what more familiar with the exact situation) 1 hope to be able to make you some sug gestions in respect of legal pro ceedings or appropriate legisla? tion. "The department has for some time been making investiga? tions in various directions con? cerning the price of foodstuffs. "Faithfully yours, "J ambs C. MoRryNOLOS, "Attorney General." The President at once in? structed Secretary lied field to have his agent "begin similar investigation. Delightful Social Misses Thclmu and Mary Baker delightfully entertained a large number ot their friends Tuesday evening from s^to to 11 o'clock, in honor of their cousin, .lack Hyatt, of Ablng don. The lower Moor of the house was tastefully decorated with large vases tilled with roses, ferns and potted plants. To And partners for the con? tests during the evening, a web made of twine had to lie un? tangled, the hoys beginning on the porch aud the girls in the hull .Several contests were in? dulged in. such as guessing of advertisements that had been cut from magazines, and the different ages contest, in which Miss Bertha Kennedy won the pri/.e, a beautiful box of gill edge correspondence curd:-. A delicious ice cream course was then served. Those present were: Misses Fannie Johnson, Kittie Horton, Latum Marrs, Mary Skeen, Florence Mct'ormick, Myrtle und Grace Wolfe, K.lhel and Bertha Kennedy, Kate and Matt Brown, Mensis, .lack Hyatt, of Abingdon: Roy Maness, Jim Uickenson and Irvine Cantrol, of Norton; .lohn Qroseclose, .1. Johnston, Herbert Brown, Tom Cochrun, Isaac Martin, James Kelly. Walter Nickles, ami Ituebin Banks. Company H Elects Lieu? tenants. Company It, Second Itegi liient, Virginia Volunteers, met at the armory on last Saturday night for the purpose of elect illg First and Second Lieu tenants to till tin- vacancies caused by the resignations of Lieutenants J. B. Avers ami Mayo Cabell . Not more than 'jo were present at 8 o'clock the appointed time ami guards were sent after the other hoys who were at the show, parties, ice cream suppers, etc., and by 10 p. iu. about 46 had been thus rounded up. Sergeant W. G. Painter, who rendered such utile ami efficient service at the ensampment, was elected First Lieutenant by a unanimous vote. Sergeant ti. G. McKerran w a s elected Second Lieutenant. It is hoped that the Captain will change the meeting night from Saturday night to some other night iu the week?say Friday night. ('apt Bullitt announced that all meetings in the future would be compulsory, and that all absentees would be dealt with according to law unless excused before the meeting, or in cases of emergency preventing appli? cation for excuse until after the meeting. Free Book on Stomach Ills Geo. H. Mayr of 164 Whiting St., Chicago, III . a prominent druggist, has published a guide to Health, in which he shows how he cured himself und brought relief to thousands of other sufferers from constipa? tion, biliousness, indigestion and intestinal troubles by the use of Kreuch healing oils. < tne dose usually convinces. The most chronic cases rarely need over three doses. Any one wanting a copy of this book can get it at the drug store free. Mayr's Wonderful Remedy is now sold here by Mutual l>rug Company. U. S. Court I'nited Stated Court for the Western District of Virginia adjourned hern Thursday after? noon after being in session fourj days. A large number of cases were on the docket, but they were quickly disposed of, most of which wero liquor cases. Nearly nil confessed ami re ceived the usual penalty of $100 fine and 3? duys in jail. Judge II. A. M. Smith, of the district court of South Carolina, presided, having been appoint? ed by a senior circuit judge to till tlie vacancy of Judge Henry C. McDowell, of l.vnchburg. who was sick and unable to at tend. The prosecution was conduct? ed by Hon. It. E. Byrd, of Winchester, Va., the newly ap? pointed district attorney, and ably assisted by Joseph II. Chitwood,of Koanoke, who was recently appointed assistant district attorney. The following is a list of the cases disposed Of! W \? Mti.Nvil. of Wise county, lined tlim .out .Hi day* in j.01 for violating postal laws anil regulations. Matt CutberUon. or Wise county. lined *|on ami :!il ilay- In jail for retailing liquor without license. Ahibiuec llaiuptou, of Wise county timsl * I <H? ami 80 days in tail foi retailing li>iuor without llconae. i has L'ehley, ? l.eo county, Sued $USJ ami .10 days in jail foi retailing liquor without license. Alex I.,smey, of IliichaJian oolinty, lined ilOO and'Bn daya in jail for Illicit distilling. Hilbert Thomaa, of Ituohaiiau eounty, limit *HMI and 311 .lavs in jail Tor illicit distillery. (Inward McOlothlln, of liuohanan county, lined tlim and an daya in jail for illicit dlatillory Cut Iii? Hall, of lluchauaucounty, lUictl *n<? >nd IKI days in jail for retailing liquor without llconae Dallas Phippa, of Dlckeuson county. Rued Stial ami tXI daya in jail for retailing liquor w Ithoul license. Noah Colley, of Uickenson county, lined $100 and 80 daya in jail for retail lug liquor without license. Dick Turner, of Dlokvuaon count), mi.-a SlOU ami 110 daya in jail for retailing liquor w Ithout license Lawrence Vandyke, Ol lluch.tnan couu tv, tiucd ekm and .'to days in |all for illicit distilling, Thomas l.uoney.of lliicliatian county, fined, filOO ami 80 days In jail for illicit distilling. Han I'. I .obney, of Uuqbanau equnly, lined ttnnand80days InJalj for retailing lii|l|o| without lice-line. .lohn White, ot llucliuuan county, lineal (8011 aud one year lu tho penitcntnry at AllsUta lor Illicit distilling W. M Prophet, oi llii.liauaii county. lined $100 and ?0 days in jail for illicit distilling Qolden Minor, of Wtsu county, aeu leui'eit to I? days in lull tor violation of postal laws ami legulatious. Sam Vaughn. 0? Floyd county, tiucd ? ion ami 8U days in jail for retailing liquor v. ithoul license Lydia UOlleyi of Uickenson county, seuteuood to 1?.daya lu,Jail for retailing liquor will.out license Marion M Putlor, of Dlakensoii couu tv, Illicit lloo and ?0 .lavs in |all for Illicit dlslllliug. Tip Wahlen, of Wiau county, lineal t loo and 110 days in jail for illicit dis? tilling. Mary Hall, of Dickcuaou county. MUUunced to IM days in jail for retailiug liquor without licensee Norman SI,hoi lined (dial and 80 davn in jail for Illicit distilling s.on I. Cecil, of Lee county, lined ] t'.'.'s) for violation of the jeistal laws Harry Hagy, of liuchansu county, fined $ltm aud 3U daya in iail tor illicit distillery. Ilurwell Alderman, of Floyd county, lined fliKi ami '.111 days for retailing liquor without licenses Daniel Turner, of Let; county, tilled llnO and :tn ilays for retailing liquor with? out license Jerry < 'oilier, of Leo county, lined II?U and 80 days for retailing liquor without licuiise K. F. Stat/er, of la-e county, lined ttisi land 30 days in jail for retailing liquor without license. I .on CorneU, of Leu county, lined JlOn and 30 days for retailing liquor without lii'ttjiso. .lee Holen, of Patrick county was found guilty in two cases: Sinn and 30 daya in jail for retailing liquor without license and fJnO ami three months in jail for removing Concealed liquor Will Wright, ol Wise county, lined $100 und thirty days for retailing liquor without license. K?mest Hall, of Wise county, lined SUSI and 30 days in jail for retailiug liquor without licenses, Corbetl Stidliam ol" Wise covnty. fined $'s*0u and three months in jail for remov? ing concealed liquor, Oscar Wells, of Wise connty. lined $100 ami thirty days in jail for retailing liquor without license. Steve Kempal, alia* Suive Tenney, of Wise county, fined $100 and tidily days in jail for retailing liquor without license. ['res llryant. of Wims county, lined ills) and 80 daya in jail for retailing liquor without license. Ira Austin, of Wise couuty. lined $1(10 and 30 days in jail for illicit dUUlling. John Klser fined tlOO and 30 days in jail for illicit distilling. Oncy Rlaftkwell lined $100 and 80 days in jail'for illicit distilling. Sam Horn, of Wise uouuty, lined 11G0 and 30 daya in jail for retailing liquor without licenses. Will Smith, of Nelson county, nued $100 and thirty days in jail for illicit distilling. Willis t'ampbell lined $IOo and 30 daya in jail for illicit dlattlllug. GRAND It RYMKN H. K. Kox, foreman; s* W. Dale, S. A Dnff. S W H llcutry. T!,o* Ilickam. H. K Hillmau. O D. Hughe*. W. K Hart. Nicholas Horn. J. IV Hamblen. C W. Itom, liTr? I.. Johnson, Octavo* Mc t'*ll. Kniori McCoy. T. C. Morrl?. Jone M. Vtc.\.*l. R?l?*or Power?. M?UM Kw. Walter Rolling, Ceo. II. Servers, ? lohn Wright. J. Morgan Yoiid?. U. II. I 'irkenann. PKT1TJURYMKN l> O. William?. .1 ('. Rogen, S. I! Attalas. W VT. L*y> J II SUtnaon, J Ii. Stone. A. J I loot I. K. \V. Klanary, .1. II. Hogan, OlcarO X Qox, W. W. I. Uar ron, Victor Moore. W S l'eulan.l. W II Howi,t ; .1 II Wilhelm, J A Smytiie. J. 1> Intmaoii. Calvin Heere. I II ll>iiu|.breyi>. Marion Mullin.. Mul IlM, Nelh.ui < ot|. y. W Ii llanli?. 1>. I* llirkain. 0. H Bptinkk?, 0, O, Coohi? ? POSTMASTER CONVICTED VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW. Samuel L. Cecil Confesses to Giving Out Civil Ser? vice Ouestions. Samuel L. Cecil, the post matter at I'ennington dap, Va., wan convicted at the present term of the Federal Court nt thin place laut week for violat? ing section ?'> of the civil service law. The offense consisted in furnishing beforehand Ibe pre. eise questions used in a civil examination, to certain appli? cants for tliat examination. The Grand Jury returned a true bill on August 12. Mr. Cecil pleaded guilty to the indictment on August I I, and was sentenced to pay a Hue of $'260 and costs. Fine Corn. Clayburn Bloomer, ofDooley, ban a very tine field of corn on Dr. Kelly's place, below the Josephine mines. He has worked the corn frequently, left it entirely level and towed crimson clover at the ln?t culti? vation, lie has a tine ?.taint of clover und will make another tine crop of corn next year on the same land. Both Mr. Bloomer and Iiis sou are iu the corn cluli and they stand a very good chance of winning. A spot iu the Held showed it or 4 dead hills the appeared hunted. The pumpkin vines had died near by. This happened in the past week ami Mr Bloomer hax been telling l)is friends that he has corn so high that the light oiiiug struck it. We can't make good corn without cultivation.. Cultivate .'i or IS times shallow and level ami sow crimson clover at last cultivation. ? Wise Virginian. Civil Service Examinations Kxumiuulions for various positions in the I'. S. llnvern ment service will he held at designated cities in Virginia during the coming fall. These examinations are known us the regular Autumn ones from which lists uro obtained for certification in a wide range of positions in the classified ser? vice. For further information call at the postofttce window or ou the undersigned, Wll.K\ W III, Local Secretary ?. S. Civil Service Commission. Calomel May Hurt Your Liver Every time you take this powerful drug you are in dan? ger. Take Hudson's l.iverTone instead. Calomel is made from I mercury, and while mercury 'bus many valuable uses, it is u dangerous thing to swallow. If calomel stays in the system vory long it salivates. Even when it works natu rail V, its after-effects are often bad. The Mutual Drug Company will sell you Dodson's Live Tone which is positively guaranteed to take the place of calomel. Liver Tone stimulates the livbr just enough to start it working and does not make you eicker than ever?as calomel often does. You feel good uftor tak? ing Dodson's and it won't force you to stop eating or working after taking it. It is as bene? ficial for children as for adults. Try a large bottle for fifty cents under the guarantee thut . your money will be given buck I cheerfully if you're not satis? fied.