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VOL. XXII, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER19. 1914. No. 37 WAR NEWS London, Sept. 4.?Ab tlie lines around Paris tighten and the Geiniun foreea draw.closer pi the French capital, the offic? ial statements regarding the progress of l he war grow hrief. er ami are more und more lack? ing in details. So far as the public is con? cerned little actually is known h8 lo how the armies i.i the (told are faring. Most of the information made public from nlficial qiiarters is of a negative character as for instance the announcement of the Frenoh war etilen that there has been no contact with the German forces in the region of Com piegne and Senolin since Wed? nesday ami that the situation in the northeast has not chang? ed. Nearing Their Goal. The two towns are respect? ively 46 and :t'J miles northeast of the French capital and they appear to mark the points near? est Paris to which the German advance guards have approach? ed. \Vitli the removal of the gov? ernment to Bordeaux all eltorts around Paris have boon direct? ed to preparations for the threatened investment of the capital by the Germans. In addition the Kreuch authorities have ordered aeroplane patrols to guard against any further raids by Herman aviators. A number of France noro planes are continually Hying in the neighborhood of Paris ami others kept in readiness to at? tack any of the Gorman airmen who appear in the sky. The attitude of Turkey is awaited willi anxiety ami n Petrogad (St. Petersburg > des? patch says she is mobilizing on tint Persian boundary, hut slow ly. Another list of British cas? ualties officially reported at London, number casualties at 6,220, of whom ITn are killed and wounded, and 1,768 are missing. The lost shows n large percentage of officers. Germans Try to Drag Swedes In. London, Sept. I.- Telegraph lag from Stockholm, the Star correspondent Bit) s: "Groat anxiety is felt in the. Swedish capital because of ef? forts Germany is making, ns shown by articles in tho Ger? man newspapers, to induce Sweden to abandon net- attitude of neutrality ami take the Held us mi ally of Germany. The object sought is to weaken the Russian attack in Kast ['ruisia by menus of a Swedish attack on Finland," French May Surrender Paris. London, Sept. 4.?In a dis? patch from Boueuj France, a correspondent of the Chronicle says be has learned that the French authorities in Paris are considering the surrender of the city td the Hermans in or? der to avoid the destruction of property from artillery lire. This will only be done, the correspondent declares, in case the outer line of the defenses of Paris are passed by the idvad ers. Britisl), Kreuch and Belgian wounded are being transferred from Paris to other cities, and the great exodus of the populace of the French capital to the South continues. Reference to the titanic strug? gle between the German army under Crown Prince Frederick William und tho forces of Prance, which took place be? tween Rheims and Verdun Wednesday, is made again to? day from Berlin, If the Berlin statement proves correct that three-quarters of a million troops wen- lighting in that region Wednesday in the "greatest battle of history," it would explain much of what has been happening in the .vest eru held. Explain French Retirement. To bring the troops in that legion to anything like the number of 760,000, ouormous Pronch forces must have been concentrated at the expense of the French left Hank, where the Germans have been making progress with their brilliant dash on Paris. The battle along the Rheims Verd?n line has I.u claimed, in un earlier message from Merlin, as a vic? tory for the army of the frown Prince, who is reported to have hud the assistance <>f Kmperor William, who was present. That nothing further concern? ing such a historic tight, now two days old, has come through from any source is regarded as remarkable, even in these days when virtually all springs of information are under otlicial seal. The French otlicial communi? cations continue to show an ut? ter absence of pessimism, and they are generally regarded as indicating that the situation of the allies is far from being as bail its might be conjectured by superficial observors judging from the storotyped announce? ments of retirements. Some correspondents go so fur as to suggest that the invaders of French soil have been fought to a standstill. Germans Fighting With Backs Pari?, Sept 7 In the lighting which ii going en today to the cast ami north eaal "i Paria, tin1 German forced have their baoka toward the capital. Freuen troops .on haraaaliig their march From ? me to time iln< Germans turn and en gagS'the Kreuch at their hack. French ?hellt ra|| continually in the German rear. Ohserturs consider it obvious that the Uermaiia could not attaok Paris while the Kien. l> armies were Intact aud are continuing their wkla lurnlug movement undui perilous circumstances. Official announcement was made by the \\ tr 1 Iftlce that the Herman advance on Paris from the east ha- been cheeked More than 1 .IHHI.?tHi tioops are ie|a>rted to have taken part in the i>, hut ?? Ho? hne t his announcement was made word had been received that the alllel had carried out a double llankiug movement , Clan. JofTre moving against the German right wing aud Sir .lohn Kreuch against the left. Lieutenant Colonel Rouaset, military critic of l.a l.iberto, saiil today that the German armies had placed themselves in a|K>slUouto the east ami norUieast of I'uiis. which inicbt lieconie hopeless in ease they sollet cd a cheek. Krom otlicial communications given out in Paris today it is burned that the engagements which began Saturday and Sunday tn the east and uuttheaiit of the Frenoh capital* developed today into one of the most Importaul batUe? of the cam? paign ^ _ Clinch Valley Baptist Association. The Clinch Valley Baptist Acsoctation will convene in an? nual session, in the new church at Appalachia, Thursday of this week at :i p. m. On next Sun? day morning at 11 o'clock tho building will bu dedicated, Rev. .Joseph T. Watts, of Rich mond, pr-.'aching tho sermon. Hi . I i. o. W. McDaniel, and R, IX Garland, both of Hichmond, are expected to be present. Ample provision for the large number who aro expected, is already arranged for by the pastor, Rev. J. B. Craft. A cordial invitation to attend the meetings is hereby tendered the public generally through? out t his entire section. to Paris. 100th Annual Campmeeting. - Largest Crowds and Best Preaching in the His? tory of the Camp? ground. Beginning Friday Hie iooth anniversary ?>f the ??mpmoet ing began with the largest at? tendance ami the largest num? ber und the most famous preachers that over attondod Oampmeeting at this place. A series of sermons in the old time spirit which wore mod? els in pulpit oratory were preached. Buch gatherings us these serve to bring together the best that there is In the church and represents to the people what an agency for good the < Ihristian church is. Again, if those who attended oampmeeting one hundred years ago COtlld have been present ami have seen tlie crowds gath? ered at campmeeling this year, they would have been surprised I at the great change made. Perhaps the pious men ami wo? men would have hern somewhat shocked ill the seeming irrever? ence of many of those present and would have hardly known how to act among their breth? ren and sisters of today. We imagine that it would have been mi eyeopener to those who attended one hundred years ago, as they came in their ox carts, riding doubled, in Un? covered wagon and so on, to have seen the automobile and motorcycle come in, with what then would have boon consider? ed an unearthly noise. Then the hundreds of line buggies and carriages to lake place of Ilm oxcart and the wagon. We cannot keep from smiling when we imagine one of the good old sisters coming in with hor im? maculate hoops sitting down by her sister of today with her nar? row and "slit dress" tawed nil at the top 6ml. Then the sur? prise that would conio to one of the reverend fathers as he took his position beside one of the "made up" gontlpmen of today chewing his gum with that knowing look. A hundred years, while a short time in the history of the world brings many changes From those good old days when the campmeeling was organized down to the present time have come many blessings and of course many heart aches. The country and state us well as the churches have made rapid strides and have passed thiough many trying periods which have brought out a stronger church ami a better people, while we do not claim perfec? tion, we feel sure that every citizen of the county can point with pride to the progress made by State and ohurob. What the next hundred years hold in store for the county, no one knows or hardly can dream, but when tbo record is written anil reconning made, the ster? ling citizenship of our county will he found at the top with an account to render of the talents intrusted to them that will please the master?Jones ville Star. Two Virginians Get Govern? ment Places. Washington, Sept. 2.?Special ?Internal Bevenue Commis? sioner Oshorno today udvised representative Glass, that J. H. Bichardson, of Martinsville, has been appointed ns a deputy col? lector to (ill the position made vacant by the death of H. N. ! Richards, antl that (I. F. Jones, I of Big Stone Gap, has been ap I pointed a deputy collector in the j place of Deputy Collector Dod j son of Wise county, resigned. Civic League. The Woman's Civic League! hold its monthly meeting tit' the residence of'.Mrs. U.A. W. Skeen, on Friday, Sept. 4th, ati 4 o'clock, Mrs. R. T. Irvine, the president, in the elinir. The minutes of the last meeting were approved. Mrs. Kobert R. Alsover, our Hrst vice-presi? dent, reported u balance of !:(?_>.4!i in the treasury. Mrs. Irvine read a letter from Dr. J. P. McConuell, president of the State Normal School at Bad font, wanting her or Borne mem? ber of the League to attend the Woman's Conference to he held there. It was moved and carried that we appoint a committee of two ladies to visit the school several times each month, to ascertain conditions, not in a spirit of antagonism, but one of mutual benefit ami helpful? ness. The ladies for September are Mrs. E, K. Good loo and Mrs. B. B. Alsover. It was sug? gested Mrs. K. K. (iootlloe write tu the Slate lizard of Health and got information regarding the disposal of garbage, and the league to get out a pamphlet anil place them in each home in the I tap. Question of payment of dues discussed ami voted on, and it wits decided to adhere to old custom of lion-payment of dues. Four m w members were re? port's!, Mrs. C. C. Long, Mrs Peter Wolfe, Mrs. C. L. Nash, Mrs. B. E. Rhodes. Mrs. II. B. Benedict was made chairman of membership Committee, Mrs. Skeen, S. A. Bailey, Mrs. R. McCorklu and Mrs. Peter Wolfe are mem? bers of this committee. It was decided to have the League meet from house to house in? stead of the school house. Question of planting trees along Wood Avenue discussed. It was moved by Mrs. Wolfe that a committee he appointed to set; Mr. Catron in regard to sewerage from houses in front of Mont.a Vista hotel. It was decided to continue the League treasurer this winter. League will meet with Mrs 1 I N. K night the first Frida) in October at 4 o'clock. Those present were Mosdames Irvine, l'tder Wolfe, II. Benedict, S. A. Bailey, Ralph Tnggart, Marvin Kelly, W. T. < iootlloe, K. K. Qoodlou, R. I! Alsover, M. It. MeCorkle, (i N. Knight, L, i >. Pottit. Our hostess served dainty light refreshments. Mrs L. (I. Peltit. Recording Secretary. Malaria Catechism United States Health Service Co-operates with Stale Board of Health in New Publication. Richmond, Va., September I. ?The latest addition to the State's health literature is a catechism on malaria, the lirsl copies of which were received today from the Public Printer. 'The new bulletin is intended to be taught in the schools of ma? larial districts ami is in the same form as the State Board of Health's catechisms on Tu? berculosis and on the general principles of public, health, I n the preparation of tins bill letin, the State availed itself of the advice and assistance of Urs. IL 0. Carter and R. EL von K/.dorf, surgeons of the United States Public Health service who have made a special study of malaria in the South. The catechism is in substance a di? gest of a more elaburute ami comprehensive one propared by Dr. Carter anil was carefully re vised by him ami Dr. von K/~ dorf before being sent to the press. Copies will be sent to all persons whose names are on the mailing-list of the State Board of Health ami can be bad free of cost, by all who will write for it. Must Be Careful Health Authorities Urge Special Precautions Against Late Outbreaks of Typhoid. Richmond, Va., September 4. ? With the prospect of hot weather for at leant three weeks more, the State Hoard of Health today issued a summary of tho typhoid situation in Virginia and made a special appeal for sanitary precautions during September. Preliminary reports for ty? phoid in August, received thus far at the offices of the board indicate a probable increase over the figures for duly. This, however, is usual and was fully anticipated. Officers of the board believe that if the people continue the! r precautions against typhoid until the end of (be heated season, they will establish a new low record for the State. One particular cause for gratification in State circles is the fact that only two typhoid outbreaks of serious propor? tions have been reported to the State Hoard of Health during 1 he summer i Ine of these was not serious and the other was handled us promply as possible. In most communities where scattered cases of ty? phoid were found, investigation showed that the disease had been carried by (lies. Moth the larger outbreaks were water borne, ami occurred in locali? ties where the board had prev iously made urgent recommen? dations for improvements in view of the known dangers of the water. In its weekly bulletin, the Hoard of Health reviews these conditions and adds: "For some reason, many people seem to think that with On? coming of September, typhoid fever ceases to be as serious a menace as during the early months of the year. Precau? tions are relaxed and vigilance gives place to carelessness. The records of health work in the Stale show this idea is entirely fcllacious. Hot weather often continues unabated until al? most the end of the month and typhoid is as bad during Sep? tember as at any time during the year All the conditions which favor its spread remain as during midsummer, and pre cautions should be taken ac? cordingly. The board cannot too strongly urge on farmers aud householders the necessity of so disposing of tilth aud hotly wastes that they cannot in any way be reached by Hies or domestic animals or get into food and drink. This rule should be followed all the year but it is particularly important during the season when typhoid is to be found in many com? munities." Annual Meeting Fair Elec? tions Society. The annual meeting of the Fair Elections Society of the Ninth Congressional District of Virginia is hereby called to meet at Hotel Bristol, Bristol, Virginia, at two o'clock p. ni. on Monday, September 11th, I'd t. Attention is called to the fuct that in addition to the Con? gressional election to be held in November, the Prohibition elec? tion is to take place on Sep? tember 'J-Jnd, and it is very im? portant that activo steps b? taken to sue that both of these elections are fair and in accor? dance with law. It is hoped that the meeting will be fully attended. J. F. Bullitt, President. The Good Times Club Entertains. The Good Times Club enter? tained H largo number of their friends Friday night at the hospitable home of Mrs. it. M. McCorkle. The whole lower tloor, which was thrown open to the guests, was beautifully decorated with ferns and potted plants, while the lawu was decorated with Japanese lautorns. In the Forest Study contest Miss Lillian Wolfe wou tlrst prise, a beautiful album for ko? dak pictures. At the close of the contest Mrs. McCorkle served delicious pineapple sherbet and cake. Those belonging to the club who were present were Misses Thelma and Mary Maker, Matt Mrow n, Margaret (Jarnos, (Jruco Long, Kathleen Knight, Mary Skeen, Fannie and Louella Johnson, Those invited who were pres? ent were Misses Maudu Quid, of Norton, Nina und Hannah Kib ler, of Glamorgan., Henrietta Rash, 1 'ra McFarlan und Kthel (turret!, of Middlesboro, Mess Vtiling, of Stonega, Flot once Mo< "ormick, (llady.s Wolfe, Nettie Willis, Kittie Horton, Cute Brown, Mary Carues, Ma? hle Willis, Corrie Long, Gladys I.vie, Lillian Wolfe, Edith and Kthel Van Oorder, Bertha and Kthel Kennedy, Messrs. Tom Coohran, Henderson liorsley, Billy Maker. Herber! Brown, Billy Mathows, Mill Lassiter, Walter Nickels, James Kelly, John Oroseclose, .1. K. John? son ami Mr. Morton. Wedding Announcement. Engraved cards, bearing the following announcement, have been received by a number of Mig Stone Gap people. The bride has a great many friciidH here who will feol an interest in her wedding, she having taught last year in the Fast Stone Gap Public School. Ill Thomas Hemlocks Worrell ?art .Mian KaUicr Antoinette Sin ail announce theli marriage I'ri.lay, August tin- twenty eight Nineteen hundred ami fourteen Cbrlatbinsburg, Virginia, At lloinu lllllavltle, Virginia allut Sej.tt Hilter liltcenlll News from the Links. t in hist Saiurduy a large number of tho members und invited guests of the Mountain (lolf Club had one of the most delightful tournaments that has been played on the links this slimmer. A orasy mixed foresome, in which Mr. and Mrs. II. K. Fox, won by making a score of 5U. Each player drew from their bug one club in which they played the nine holes. Delight? ful refreshments were furnish? ed by Mrs. Taylor anil Mrs. Kyle Morison. Tint remaining players that are left in the Handicap Tour? nament for the Spalding Handi? cap cup will play otf this week. D. II. Suyers ami Henry Mullitt, M. H. Graber and J. M. Me Lemore, for the semi-finals ami the linuls will be played off at mi early date. Much interest has been taken in this tourna? ment. Confirmation Service. On last Thursday night Blsh bp Beverley D. Tucker, of tho Episcopal Church, held the Continuation Service at Christ, Church, t >wing to extnnuuting circumstances thu class wus small this year, only Miss Nel? lie, lior.stey being confirmed. Tue Bishop preached a most helpful sermon on the Love of i loa, and pointed out the won? derful part of this lovo as being that He loves us even as we are?not for what we are, but for whut Ho sees in us and knows that we can become. After the service an informal reception was given to the Bishop at tho rectory by the Woman's Guild. The next day Bishop Tucker went to Keokeo where he held service that night and preached to u large and attentive audi? ence.