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The Bier Stone Gap Post.
No. 37
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?
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?
\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
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
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
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
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
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
Largest Crowds and Best
Preaching in the His?
tory of the Camp?
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
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
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
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?
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
J. F. Bullitt,
The Good Times Club
The Good Times Club enter?
tained H largo number of their
friends Friday night at the
hospitable home of Mrs. it. M.
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
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
.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
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?
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?

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