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TheBig Stone Gap Post.
/OL. XXI!, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 16. 1914. No. 38 IEADOUARTERS VIRGINIA ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE. Since Itullctin No. 2 was is ued iwo weeks iigo there lias ^pii ii very deckled change in audition* l Our peeple have been stir n\ fniiii their sense of over ooflileni'd und have begun to r?li/,. Dial it in tlioir duty to iork earnestly find persistently rum uow until tin' night of epteinher 22nd 2, The appeal <>f the last bill ,1m fin money with which t<> P11,l out literature to correct be falsehoods und misrepre rotations of the Baloon lias ceii productive of good results. \, have received enough mou ?to enable us to make a ku<"1 luri and to send out several mis of literature in response t>> lie appeals from our workers Hover the Stute. Hut thousa? nds of dollars more should be iveu promptly to complete bit work. i The effect of thedis libutlon of this literature has lieady become apparent. Our (otkers have been furnished uli answers to the falsehoods [the Baloon agents; the far ier>of Virginia who could not bderstand how it could bepos iblr for reputable citizens to ive their names to the circula ion of ouch statements unless lie) weii' triiB, now begin ful rtoreuli/.e (hut a monstrous ifort lias beon made to deceive ?ein. They now begin to Bee rom the signed statements of rominenl V irginians that there ill lie no increase in taxation: iej see from the signed state lenU of prominent nftioials, overnors, Senators, judges, DDgre8Btnen, ministers, educn m, hankers and merchants of 'ortll Carolina, Kansas, lieor ia, Weal Virginia, Maine, Mia ?lippi, Oklahoma und T?n - *m ilial lii|iior advocates ive published gross und will ;l misrepresentations concern ? ig conditions in those states; key iilsu nee that the leudors in lii fight against prohibition in irginiti are tin- paid agents of > sal. interests, State and ttioiial, ami that these paid bbyiata have been lighting in ralmsli behind Iho Virginia ?I H (lov.ernment uasooia nil, autl have endeavored to (Ceive the people of Virginia ! iho very audioy of theirmie Ivetten tdtioniB, llooil advocates li;ive wreachod themselves. They iw disgusted Bonsible, fnir inded people, and haveurous 1 the indignation of the far frstliui they should be count ; to lacking in intelligence as 'twallow thoso gross misrop ?ntati?ns. riie lines are being more -urly drawn daily. Many ml hearl really def it <? ? I inuance of the saloon i. i. have been dodging ? and have been crying m," "Tobacco," "Lo ? Option," "Lawlessness" Weverylhing but the saloon. ra ure of the Local Seit ?'eminent league bus furnish ? i these men and they 1 openly and boldly. 1 the miBrepresenta the sab.on advocates t'ebeeu pluinly exposed; thb ?n stuuda out in bold relief 'theouly issue. Shall Vir ?iadissolve her partnership ith ilu saloon f telligent man can bede "*d any longer. Virginia the saloon, she protects '*?!< >n, she receives money ??the Baloon, hIio pays etior ills for the pauperism, ^ncit'iicy, insanity, criminal '?JiuiiKenneao and dogrudu tion wrought by the saloon; not simply in direct taxes but ton timea as much indirectly. Virginia inn! tin- Baloon are now parting. Shall the part iiurRhip continue? Shall the Baloon contiuue under the pro. t? fluni of iiu> |?w of Virginia, ?hall it hp declared an out law, branded an a criminal,and Hike us rightful place as an enemy of society alongside the gambling ileus and houses ol ill fame, which thrive and fat? ten most where the saloon is most powerful: '?The Trumpeter,"' a paper published under the auspices of! the Virginia Local Self-?ov ernmenl association, will ap? pear fur the fourth ?n?t last time on Septembe*. : last issue of the pa^r uu- ,.r*>a printed for many dav>?, but it will c.nne before the i.p!. ? ? ', Virginia with the pretense of giving out a forerun *'a little more than a week from" elec? tion day, ami it declares "that a thorough and impartial ran vusH showed that prohibition would he defeated by about 18, 000 majority. Discount this estimate by twenty-live per cent to allow for error and oyeiestimates, the reports indi? cate a victory for the local op lion cause by 30,000 votes'""! The saloon advocates have followed in Virginia the meth? ods they have followed in every Stale. .Misrepresentation is their watchword from the be? ginning to the end of the cam? paign. And so this final woril is characteristic; It is like the attempt to use the ofHce of the Secretary of the I'ommouwenlth to deceive the registrars of Vir? ginia. It is like the misreprc Mentations concerning North Carolina, ami Durham especial? ly, which called forth the in? dignation meeting of tin-citi? zens of that city. It is like their entire campaign, which has been run by the National Liquor Dealers' association, not openly, but under (be cloak of the Local Self-Government As? sociation. So this forecast, giveu out af? ter a "thorough ami impartial" I!) canvass, is utterly worth less, prepared far in advance of the election, and il is printed like (be other misrepresenta? tions to deceive the people, to inspire the saloon advocates with hope, and to discourage the prohibition forces. Bell? ve nothing given out by the saloon advocates from now until September 23, especially no statement made just before election day, too lato for the falsehoods to be exposed. The tacts are that prohibition sentiment has steadily develop? ed in the towns and cities of the State, and we believe that tilt* vote to dissolve the partner? ship of Virginia with the sa? loon will be twenty-live per cent larger in the towns and cities than on the iirst of May we had expected it to be. The misrepresentations of the "wet" newspapers printed at so much per inch, were so audicioua and sweeping that in the country districts many honest men were staggered and bewildered. They were not used to "yellow" juiir nalism, und could not believe that newspapers would dare to sell themselves so unreservedly as to publish Hat falsehoods. Doubts were excited, and much questioning as to facts, even our local workers wer?J them? selves unprepared to give re? ply. The voters who had al? ways been favorable to the sa? loon, took courage and began to talk, and latent opposition was culled out. Lack of funds had handicapped the Anti-Sa loon league in the printing and circulation <if its literature. Bulletin No. J stated the facts, anil called upon our people to| givo us the moans to print and circulate replies. The "dry"| people of the State have now waked up, and from every sec? tion of the Slate the battle cry against the saloon is heard. There is no question as to the result, if our people do their duty. Let us have the money to press our literature campaign for the next two weeks We should have ul least $15,000 to reach every sec? tion of the State. Let our peo? ple gather for meetings, for prayer, ami consultation. Let ever) man ami woman do ear? nest personal work. If we do :r duty the partnership of Vir? ginia with the saloon will be iinaolved mi September 22 by a great majority. .1 \ mks Cannon, Ju. Superintendent of tin? Anti Saloon Leugue of Virginia. Richm.I. Vu . Sept. s, Ml I. j WAR NEWS London, Sept. 12. ? Nows of a decisive character from east of Vitry le Francois, where the army of Saxony ami parts of the armies commanded by the Prince of Wuertemborg and (len Von Bindow are fiercely striving to break through the French right and center, still hangs lire, and the anxiety of both forees grows keener as it is recognized that tin- result of the battle in this quarter is like? ly to have a di oMs.Ifocl up? on the whole line. Might Turn French Line. Should tin- Germans smash through the center of the French line in this district, they would turn the line of French frontier forts ami ser I ioufdy endanger the rear of Uen. ('astleman's Sixth army 'corps, already t nguged up to the hilt with a corresponding I host of Germans before Nancy. It is fully realized here that the driving back of the Gorman right wing and right center in no way is conclusive, ami that as the Franco British forces rallied after their long retreat, so may the Hermans turn and retrieve their present reverses. Public is Warned. The public is warned that the present situation merely is [the lirst phase of a great battle and that the buttle itself is only t the lirst stage of a titanic strug? gle between the nations which will continue so long as the main armies remain intact, as they are at present. The latest unofficial reports from the plains of Champagne tell of considerably larger num? bers of Gorman guns and pris? oners being captured than were Imentioned in the last official i communication. Reports from Belgium. Belgian ollicial reports speak of the rout of the Germans by troops moving southward from j Antwerp, but while there is no t reason to doubt that the invad? ers are evacuuting parts of Bel? gian territory, it seems prob? able that they are purposely avoiding battle, as the main ob? ject of their southward move is to get in the fighting zone of the Marne anil to relieve pres? sure there. On Russian Borders. The situation along the Rus? sian borders is growing as ob? scure as are the western opera lions. Berlin reports that the victory of, Qen. Von Hinden burg will clear Knsl Prussia of! Russians, but military experts at Petrograd declare that it is j incredible tbut the Russiansi ??buiii.I give Up the investment of Koenigberg Unless sutfering greater disaster tbau tbat w bicb has been reported. In Russian Poland the Itus sians still seem to bo successful while operating against the Austrian* alone, but they are making less impression on the combined Austro-Germnn arm? ies on the Vistula, The stand being made on the Vistula has caused several mil? itary experts at Petrograd to assert that (ierman reinforce? ments from France are being sent to Qalicia instead of Kast Prussia, as was at Hrst report? ed. Do Not Rely on Austi ians. This is done, according to the opinion of these experts, because Germany feared that an Overwhelming disaster of the Austrian forces might lead the dual monarchy to conclude pence independent of Germany, i Other expert observers inj Petr?gad are equally firm in! the opinion tbut the German veterans from the Heids of Belgium anil France have been sent to Kast Prussia, where their presence is believed to account for the Russian check. Most Substantial Gain. The most substantial gain by Russian forces within the past twenty-four hours has been the capture of Tomasxow, which probably clears the way for the advance of the Kassian center on the Austro-German forces on the V istula River. Woman's Missionary Society. The educational meeting of the Missionary Society was held in the church, Thursday, Sept. at :i o'clock. The mooting was led by Mrs L. I). I'ettit, and wasopened l.\ reponting the Lord's Prayer, scripture lesson, and a song, ?'Sweet Hour of I'rayer" was sung. Uro. Wagner led in prayer. Mrs. BailO) read a poem, "A Mouse by the rddo of tho Load." Mrs. Kilbourno rend, "Plans for cooperation with negro women." Mrs. Skeen read a leaflet on "Intem? perance and tho Law." Mrs. Smith answered a question, "Describe the South Carolina dispensary system, and what are the weak points in that method of controj?" Mrs. Mathuws read an article, "The Curse of Alcohol." .Mrs. Mous or read "Virginia under the Mann Liquor Law." Mrs. Benedict gaveall the arguments she could to prove that stale wide prohibition is the best method of control. Mrs. Skeen followed by giving the argu? ments of the local option con? trol. Mrs. (>rr answered.the question, "What are the State Legislation Regarding the Lrug Stores?" Mrs. Wampler read the Federal laws ia regard to sailors, etc. Mrs. Wagner talk? ed on the subject "To license an evil is to encourage it." Dr. Martin gave a talk on the subject at this time uppermost in all our minds?the state-wide prohibition, Bro. Wagner also gavo a talk, after which Mrs. Skeen sang a solo, "Why Stand Ye Here Idle." Mrs. Carter announced a "Tug Lay" for uext Thursday, the proceeds to go to a school building at the Industrial Home und School in Greeneville, Tenn. All who were willing to help in the light against saloons reg? istered their names to send to the president of the W. C. T. U. and u resolution to tbat effect olTect was carried. Twenty three were present ut this meet? ing. Business meetiugs will be held the 3rd Thursday of each month. Mth. IL A. W. Skeen, Pub. Supt. Clinch Valley Baptist Association. The Clinch Valley IUpU?t AmocUUoh Diet In the new Uapttst church at Appu lacht*. Thursday of laat week. It ?? in several iui|tf>itaut rcspcels oue of the Isal sessions in tin- ?'>? years of Iis his? tory. The attendance was g>*sl si every set* klon, and unite Urge it untst ufthciu. Increase in tin* inembcrslno of the churches, ?ml gilt? to the missionary ?-?!'. lerprfsea of tin- demonstration, were gratifying, Mr Herring, from I'IiIim. 111.4(1? ,i nmst interesting sddrees on that Interesting country, having been :i mis? sionary Ihere for '.J'.' yearn. It U Garland, of Richmond, made two fun? rwtdreiieeii, one on itate missions, one on statewide prohibition l>n Sunday morning, Kev Joseph T, Wait?, of Klchinond, preached a really great gospel sermon; and more than ?J-m wa? quickly raised on the church. Ttie new church is. without doabl, one of the prettiest in this entire section of VIrglnla. The remaining debt wilt not be Imrdeu tome, hut can ami will he handled by the uo ng rogation. the help given on the ohuroh by the l>eoplo of tilg t-kone Uap ami Norton, tuna up Into the bundled* of dollars Much of this money w.is given by tncm bors of other denominations. Itio pastor, Mr, i rait, ami lila brave little band, are deeply grateful to ail who have helped them mi gemrouaiy. Company H Has Target Practice and Hike. Company II. liuder command of-Ca|i? lain .1. K. Ilullltt, left the Armory last Saturday anemoon at .i .:?> tor the target practice ground, ?dich is just above Um Woolen .Mill, nut t" the river. (."apt, Ilullltt had the boys tiring steel jackets at a target .100 yards dUtant. Kach Hplad, which la 0oiu|>0sed of eight men, tinil by volley Spiail '1, which ?a? composed of corporal -stoohr, Kox, Soiirs, Haul, Wallace, llcaiiiau. Smith and Oremler, made the highest score Then the company all tirol by volley, Itrlllg live shots Osch, Th? liov* then matched baek to the Armory w here they were Isaucd rations foi one meal, About 10 n.ctl were prCSCttl Cap) Ilullltt then marched the tum |>auy to a place neu lohn I'ursoita, be? low town, when- each man cooked his own supper. Allthe boys enjoyed this iiivsl Hue It w>s the Intention of the boys to havo a IbX chase, hut for some unforeseen circumstances, they failed to I'd enough huuuds in lime ami it was poalpoued flu- company returned hi the Atmoty at 10 p in. A I S, army uRioor will be here to night to iuspcet tin* company, 'the next meeting after Inspection will be the see nml Saturday in October, at which time t'apl Ilullltt may take the boJB In High Knob to speii,1 a night. THEATRICAL. I?y llus, The llrat of thia season'* large stilus lions Ui appear at the Amuxu will be presented on tonight, At..MA Where l)o Vo? Live, aftoi UK) capacity ntghuiai Weher'* New York theatre. Tbl* musi oal ..'iiu .lv In- the uuiqu? experience of having Ih'i'U limit' for t m itMin in I'.irii. then taken Ui iierllu for a yearand Dually reaohed Now York through the medium of the tlerroau management. The faaoi iiatlng i|ii.tlity of tli<! miislc attracted llu- ttttt'iiliiiii .*l .'II Nrvi Wik unit it v,ah then thai .loo Weber purchased the Anierii an right* and decided to make mi Kngliah version. Oiui fact whioh added t? Iii? iVuierlcan success of the piece w*.i tin! it hai never yet readied IamhIou, Imi Pronoh farceado not a* a rale bono lit by coming via the Kugliah capital, We are mostly of the Kngliah race but our idea* nl" humor ?10 far apart, and the farce i- generally too il*t f<>r mir audi once* that takes well with our Kugllah brethren, Alma If rich 111 iniwlo, there Im Iiik niiiuletm nmnl?:ri, .?II full of the brilltauce of the composer, Jean Briquet. Seyoral new awl original Parialau dance* bare been lutioduced, inolndlng ihc lat? est T*ngos and Hesitations M lea Cella M irla, the comodienne, bate the title role, supported by Alex Lottos, lt??< Header Mm and 11 thoroughly 1 ?|>iitilo oaat of well known New York players* Korprlcee ami other details see the ailverti-oment in thi? laaue, This la the Hrst, but by no means not tlu* lea*! attrsoUvo ol the big attractions fur thi? season and a targe audience la ejcpected to be present and fiifinl an oveniiig of enjoyiuunt. The rulers of Europe are ull linked together by marriuge, which is proof positive that a family jar is nb-out the worst brand of acrap on record. U. D. C. Meeting. The Ii . Sto?? (lap Chapter, of tbo Unite, I p.- ,;:?>.?. of th'c Confederacy, was delight fully entertained at the bow* of Mm II A. Alexander, at Imbndrn, Ya . Wednesday afterrHsin. Sept. lib. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. L. O. I'ettlt, the president of the< hap ter. After the Installation of the uew ifficers, the reports of the retiring officers acre gl/cn In full, for the past yetr. A rising vote of thanks was given them for their faithful and efficient work Aflcr the reading of the liy-l-aws by the Secretary, tho following committees wore apiaduted for the year. Music. Mrs Harrier, Mrs Lloyd Mrs. Skocn. and Mrs. W. T. tioodlce. < otumittec on Education: Mrs Coch ran. Mrs Alexander, Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Qoodloe. Committee on Kellef Work: Mrs. Skoeu, Mrs. .lohn UOOdlOO, Mrs .1 1' Wolfe Mrs. J W Kelly, and Mrs .11. Met ormick 'I'he n>ll call and residing of minutes closed the busincea ot tl>e meeting, Than Mr- MoCorkla read -The Captain's Story by Mark Twaiu. Mrs. Lloyd ^aw a \ery iuUTcaliug reading. "Meek ms I'winsis by I'r llaaby. I'hii was followed by a solo b] Mrs. Bailey, Mrs Barrier read "The Ballad of Bosnia Bain son" by John Yrotwood Moore This poum Hives a true, picture ot the braver) of a Sinthern girl. In the Olvll War. A sonn, '.1 uiuit.i, sunc, by Mis I'ctlU coudiuled the program The hostel served a dainty ami deli? cious salad COtirSC The following Is a list of those who at? tended the meeting, the entire patty Im iug conveyed from the (Jap in automo? biles MeadameaCsMhrso, I. 0, i'ettlt, Hkeen, .1 I. McConnlek, If t In me, K V. Goodloe.J. M. Uondloe, 3 A llaUey, W T. (loodloe, U I. Taylor, Malcohn Smith. J. !? Wolfe. I. u, Hagy, J.J. Lloyd, Waile Harrier. 0. U, Ismi?, M R M. i orkle, Uroseclose, Walker, Misses 3kaen, Oufd, ami UcCormiok, Itacording Secretarv. BASE BALL. A good game Of ball wua playoii bore Saturday afternoon between the Rig Stone (lap and Kast Slum- Clap high Hchool teams. They had to struggle for eleven Innings tu decide the buttle, which ended it\ a victory for tbt> Last Stbno boys. Although hits worn very scarce anil errors in abundance ?tome long drives figured heav it v in the scoring. Kasi Stone got two men on in the first inning and BoWlea tripled to Center, scoring a min ute later himself, Stride) Kelly and Hanks done the heavy stick work for Big Stone, gelling a home run and ihn u bagger. Kelly was also verj effective in the box, but bau support was the cause of his defeat. He tanned fourteen batters and allowed four bits. Indications are that these learns will be strong contend? ers for the championship of the Wise County h i g h school league next spring. New ma? terial has been mbled and they will put up a stilf name. Innings '. 9 ;i 1 ?"> 8 7 8 ? 10 11 Ii II K. s O, 3 it it u o I u ii a a i t it. s i; i i a o 0 a o a a o ?> 4 i ItaUerles Kuril, Uilly and Howls tUraley Kelly end John Kelly. Struck out by? Hunt. 0; Gilly, 3; Kelly II Threo-bmw bits, Uowla aud Hanks, Home run, Kelly. Umpire, Blsine UeOorkie Miss Rhodes Entertains. Miss Caroline Rhodes enter? tained very informally, u few of her friends on last Thursday morning, at ten o'clock, with three tables of Progressive Hearts. Miss Maude Ould, of Norton, won the prize - three beautiful linen handkerchiefs. Nrs. C. L. Nush assisted Miss Rhodes iu serving u delicious salad course on the card tables after the gume. Those who were present were: Mrs. K. Brennen, Mrs. H. K. Kox, Misses Ksther South? ward, Melb.i Maddux, of Louis, vill, Maude Ould uf Norton, Virginia Beverly, Jessee Mc Corkle, Murgaiet l.'ettit, Anna Agee, .Miss Brown and Miss Mary liamsey. Whether tho Kaiser will reach Paris before the Czar reaches Berlin is still on open question.