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V0L' XXI1, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY.~VA.. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEM MR 3^ \9\4.-"-No~30 WAR NEWS London, Sepi. 26 ?Tim wingo of l?e opposing armies in nprlh ,.ni France still nre striking \i.,rd Mi w? n?. onch oihor in an effort i" break through I lie re speetive positions. Boll) sides, according i?> tlie HVenoh dfllcial repast, issued late today, have' mmie Home progress, the Oer iiiiiaH on the allies ri><lii perhaps the greatesl. Kor three days or more n vio lentbattle has been raging in the hills and plains between the rivers Oise and Sonune. Otliqial accounts, both German und Kreuch, are silent as to how this light is going, hut the tmatul attack on the Germans' -?- aigly fortilled and well rein cad positions farther south tin' allies have made some slight progress. The Hermans apparently are satisfied to re? main on the defensive until tho buttle on the Hunk has been de? cided. From SiosBons to Rheims and Iheuce to Verdun there has been no change in the situation lint in the south of Woevre tho I French continue to make prog i ?i and have defeated a Ger? man corps with heavy losses. (hi the Kreuch extreme ri^ht the French have taken the of? fensive with the reservists anil liavo repulsed German forces holding the line along the fron? tier. of the activities of the Mrit ish urmy, the war office is spar? ing with information. A hriof paragraph recounting the ac? tivity of the (iermaiiH all along tin' line and the repulse of heavy counter attacks with considerable loss to the enemy, in (he extent of the news given ant. There is no uneasiness in Kllgland, the people feeling confident the allies can hold their own, if they do not drive the (lermans back. There bus been a lull in the fighting in Gaficia while the! Kuauinna are perfecting their plan for the investment of I're soymsl which is now cot ofT from all communication. The Kassians have taken lizesexow, tin important railway center between Taruow and Proxe invsl, and have captured two fortified positions north und south of the latter fortress. This givOB them possession of the whole of Qalicia with the exception 6f the narrow western neck of tho head of which Btanda Cracow. Along the western frontier of Poland])] which the Germans hnve been threatening for some (line, they are now reporled toi !?? fortifying themselves. In fact, from Crueow to the ex? treme north of Knst Prussia, the Russian and Herman armies apparently are facing each other across the boundary, each waiting for a favorable oppor? tunity to attack. The Germans uro said to have rid themselves i>f the Russians in Hast Prussia and are seuding a commission to that country to re-establish (in- inhabitants who lied when the Russian invasion drove everything before it. There are signs of activity in the Adriatic where the Krench fleet has been wailing in hope that the Austrian lleet would show itself. This is a ditlicttlt tea for naval opurations. To minimize this, the oliios have taken tho islands of Ulagosa "ml Diesa, splendid bases for Hnall craft wishing to intercept larger vessols entering the seas. The taking of these islands will iii irt the allies better protec 'ii ii in their attacks against i ('?lUaro. i here haye been additional skirmishes in South Africa. The British have taken Luder it/. Hay, known as the Angra Pequena, and one or two ports of German southwest Africa. Kurland is going steady ahead wit.li tho furination uf new armies. The more advanc? ed recruits, including many men who fought in South Afri? ca und in England's "Little Wars" were reviewed by the king today. Those less advanc? ed are being trained in all parts of the country by drill Hor geilllts, hundreds of whom have rejoined the colors for this pur? pose As Preimer Asquith, whohad been in Ireland addressing re? cruiting meetings, left Kings? town today the great crowd on the pier sang "Qod Save the King" and "Come Back to Erin;" Tin? singing of the uatioual anthem at the close of last night's meeting in Dublin was the first time that hymn has been sung in many years nt a gathering ot nationalists at the Irish capitol. INVITE STATE TROOPS TO FRISCO EXPOSITION. Invitations for the participa? tion of the Virginia troops in militia manoeuvers at San Kran? cisco during the summer of 1016, bavo been received by Adjutant-deneral NV. VV. Sale, and the State authorities are considering the feasibility of attending. It is believed, how. ever, that the expense will be too great, although any com? mand desiring to attend the ex? position will be given all the aid possible. The maneouvnrs will be held during the Panama-Pacific Ex? position, and the exposition of? ficers are anxious to have Vir? ginia represented. A huge military reservatio i will be provided at Ihn exposition grounds. As the troops from various states will be arriving at different periods, the ma uncovers, in which Uuitod Stales troops will take part, will he extended over the whole summer, and will bo one of the features of the big show. Adjutant-general Sale hau re noived a number of communi? cations on the subject, and bus taken up the question of rail? road rates with the trans-con? tinental companies; All rail? roads am co-operating with the exposition, and a cheap rato can be secured for u. large body of men. There are a number of draw? backs lo attendance at the ma noeuvers. In the tirst place there is the transportation ex? pense, which, if the wholo of the State forces went, would amount to $10,000 and aguiu there is the question of time. Many malitiamen can get off from their work for ten days or two weeks, but such a trip would necossanly require at least three weeks. The War Department would hardly coun? tenance the expenditures of any of its funds tor such a purpose, it is thought. If any Virginia commands, and the Richmond Light In? fantry Blues butallion Iras al? ready decided to attend the ex? position, does go to San Fran? cisco at its own expense, ample camp facilities will bo offered them. This will help to cheapen the trip to some extent. It is prob? able that any company making such a trip would be excused without question from tho sura mer encampment. If, by any possible chance, the Virginiu troops do accept the exposition offer, the date for their arrival will be fixed bo that they can participate in I tlic exercises incident to Virgin-1 ia day. (lovornor Henry C. Stuurt ami hin HtnlV will be (there for tlint occasion, ami Virginiti expects to have a large representation on hand,?Hieb mond Times-Dispatch. American Road Congress. Many Southern cities aro making preparations to enter? tain delegates and visitor on route to and from the American Head t'ongress which convenes in Atlanta during the week of November Chattanooga was the first to tender its hospital? ity to the Good Roads Congress. The Chamber of Commerce and the automobile Club of that city united in an invitation to the good roads visitors to spend Saturday November 14 in Chat? tanooga visiting points of his toric and scenic interest. Ar? rangements have been made to provide automobiles to convey the visitors over the historic battlefields of Ohicamauga and Mission Hill and up Lookout and Signal Mountains. An op? portunity will be afforded of in? specting one hundred miles of government boulevards in ad? dition to the splendid streets ami roads in Chattanooga and Hamilton County. For those who travel over land in their automobiles, the members of the Automobile Club will act as pilots am) will personally di? rect them to the principal points of interest to tourists. During their stay in Chattanooga tho good roads visitors will be the guests of the city. There are many of the south? ern cities rich in historic inter? est and possessing at the same tune many interesting features from the standpoint of the road builder and the engineer, and it iR ipjite probable that thousands of the delegates and visitors to the Road Congress will avail themselves of this opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of cities such as Chattanooga, Savan? nah, Raleigh, Charleston, .Mo? bile, Birmingham, Nashville, Charlotte, and Richmond, on the line of travel to and from Atlanta. To many of the visit? ors from New Knglaud, tho Northwestern and the far West? ern states, the visit to the South will be a new experience. At the headquarters of the Con? gress in tho Colorado Building in Washington, the list of ac? credited delegates already in? cludes representation from 40 states and it is freely predicted that this year's Road Congress will have by far the largest at? tendance of any public welfare mooting this year. BASE BALL. The Norton and Kast Stono Cap High School toams played hero Saturday afternoon ami afforded much excitement. It looked as if tho Norton boys would run away with the guuio during the first four innings, piling up five scores, while their opponents failed to score at all. In tho tifj.li East Stono rallied and put three men across homo plate and continued to score during the ronmirrur of the game, the final score being 10 to 11. Innings 1 8*8 4 0 ? 7 S P It II E. S. U 0 (I 0 U 8 4 it ? 0 1? 17 Norton 5 "J t 1 0 0 0 1 I 11 I ilaticrioa?llnril. Witt ami Howls. Meadow.*, UicluiioinL Lit a ami lUtlUY. Uuiulro?lilaino MrCorklc. Fill your lungs with uir aud your brain with knowledge and yonr pockets will fill them? selves. Little Typhoid During August. Shows What Public Co-Op? eration Can Accomplish Says Health Au? thorities. Richmond, Yu., September 2C.?Statistics just compiled by the State Board of Health show that Virginia had less typhoid during August than during the same month of any previous year since the reorganisation of the board, except during the phenomenally low year of 1912. On the strength of these fig? ures, health officers are hoping to close the report year 1013-14 on September 30th with the best record yet achieved in the popular warfare against Vir? ginia's summer scourge. During August 1911, 870 cases of typhoid lever were reported by physicians, as compared with 1,442 during August 1913, l,oi2 during August 1911, 1,373 during August 1910 and 1,363 during August 1909, In 1912, well remembered for its late spring and mild summer, the cases reported in August were S7'2. These figures, it is stated, include only those cases actual ly reported. Estimates based on the probable number of cases in the practice of physi? cians who have not yet for? warded their reports have not yet been prepared. Health otlicers are of opinion that the cool weather during the second week in September will reduce the typhoid this month. In eastern Virginia the number of Hies during the past few weeks has been no tidoably less than during Aug? ust, a fact which generally presages a decline in the num? ber of typhoid cases reported. Equally promising is a state? ment by the board that only one typhoid outbreak of conse? quence has been reported dur? ing September. This was promptly investigated by the health officer of the city in which it occurred and also by a representative of the State Board of Health. It is hoped that, the crest of this outbreak has been passed and that no further cases from the same source will be reported. "The excellent record for August," declares th.- Hoard of Health in its regular weekly bulletin, given out today, "is impressive primarily because it shows what can be accom? plished when the people of small towns anil cities, as well us those of the country, will spend some time and energy in preventing disease. We are naturally pleased that Virginia has during August only 00 per cent, as much typhoid as dur? ing August 1909 and 1910, but 870 reported cases are just S70 too many. The same principles which have so reduced typhoid in Virginia will suffice, if gen? erally applied, to make the di? sease a negligible factor. We need only realize that public co-oporatiou is necessary and that the conquest of typhoid fover is merely a question of applying familiar truths in a common sense manner." Aged Farmer Dies. Freeling, Va., September 25. Richard VVhitt, a substantial farmer of Norland, died on Thursday, after an illness of some months. He was about 71) years of age. Leaves a wife und several children, most of whom are married. The re? mains were interred in the Crane Branch burial place. Richmond Expects Great Crowd During State Fair. Preparations for the opening of the 1914 Virginia Stato Fair,, at Richmond, on the morning of October ?*>, are now practical? ly complete. For weeks the office and Held forces of the Virginia State Fair Association have been working at top speed to whip the grounds, exhibits, and attractions into perfect con? dition. They can now review the results of their labors with satisfaction; seeing before them in preparedness the greatest and finest State Fair which has ever been planned in this sec? tion of the United States. The large otlice force of the association, located in the Mu? tual Building in Richmond, is working over time receiving and acknowledging entrants in the various exhibits and turf events of the fair. The man? agement announced with pleas? ure recently the receipt of en? tries from the famous farm of Mr. Tims. F. Ryan. "Oak Ridge," Va., comprising some of the liitosi Guernsey cattle, sheep, and other live stock to be found in this country. It is well worth the cost of a trip to Richmond merely to view ilus wonderful entry. New? that Governor Henry U. Stuart is preparing to enter some of his finest cattle in the live slock show to compete with Mr. Ryan's entry has aroused much interest. Many other Virginia cattlemen who Special? iso in pure bred stock have giv? en notice that they are prepar? ing their entries for exhibition at the Stale Fair. More than $25,000 has been spent by tin- management on the free shows, hand concerts, and other attractions which are to lie staged daily and nightly during the six days of the Stat.- Fair in front of the grand stand. Reduced railway fare to Rich? mond t rom all sections of the State during State Pair week lias been announced by the var? ious railways and indications and indications have been re oeived that this will attract thousands of visitors to the city for the great event. The generous purses otfered lor the track event are attract? ing the owners of many fine stables to Richmond for the State Fair races and it is safe to predict that the visitors to the 11)14 Virginia State Fair will see some of the most spirit? ed races put on Virginia tracks in years. Thousands >>f i ntrioa for var? ious exhibits have been offered by the association and this should serve to attract the litt? est farm products in the Stale into the competition. The attract ions of the Midway this year have been chosen with discrimination and patrons of the fair will find only the cleanest and most interesting shows ready for their entertain? ment. Visitors will find it an easy matter to lunch on the grounds at a reasonable expense. [Car Load of Exhibits For The Wise County Fair. President McLemoro has just received word from Rig Stone (lap that a large number of splendid exhibits ,hnve been re? ceived there, and others are be? ing prepared. A car has been chartered to bring them to Wise, and all indications point to a record breaking crowd from that end of the county. Some of Wise County's most promi? nent and progressive citizens live at tho (lap, and the way they have gotten behind the Pair does the heart of the man? agement good.?Wise Virgin inn. Livesay?Jervis. Miss Mattie Jervis and Isaac l.ivosay, both of Cadet, were quietly married tit. Cumberland (lap on last Sunday morning, Rov. R. F. Carr officiating. Tho wedding came as a surprise to thoir many friends, as it was thought thoy would bo married at home. The brido had been visiting her sister, Mrs. Arch Hampton, at Middlesboro, for tho past week and Mr. Livesay went there Sutnluy morning, noil they were married noon af? ter his arrival. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. JervU, and ia very popular among a large circle of friends. The groom recently returned from service in Uncle Sam's navy on the battleship Arkan? sas, but now holds a position with the Big Stone Extract Works. They returned home Sunday night and are at present stop? ping at the home of the bride's parents. Their many friend. wish them a long and happy married life together. It is the outspoken desire of the majority of the people of Big Stone (lap that we have the better theatrical attractions make Big Stone Gap, but such attendance as was exhibited when Almu Where Do You Live, which was one of lie-beet that has ever been exhibited here, was at the Anin/.u. will serve to make the belter exhi? bitions of theatrical skill tight shy of us. However the attend anCe to the feature picture War is Hell gave much encourage? ment to the management of the Altiuzu to continue to secure for his patrons the very beat and most sensational feature pictures which are being shown today. War is Hell was positively the liest picture which has been shown hero since the picture theatre started, but it is by no moans the best on program for the season. Oil next Tuosdnx ( ictober IUI, ,| l' pi p || OF BETH ULLA will be thrown up on the screen at the AniUZU, Judith of Bethulio is one of the throe greatest illins, if not actually the b?st film the world over Hcett. The scenes showing the attacks of the assyrinns on the inhabitants of the city are u mm passed in the realm of moving pictures The assault on the walls of Bethulia are ad? mirably portrayed. A most vivid ami realnstic picture of Jewish life about IWO centuries before the destruction of the remple. This biblical story has been endorsed by the clergy all over the United Slates and Europe as a perfect pictoral account of ihe tragic story of Judity and Holofornos, and is one which both the minister and the la) man should make it a point to witness. The story is from the Apo crypha and is arranged from the version by Thomas Bailey Aidrich through per? mission of his publishers. In the staging of this production upwards of five hundred j.pie and three hundred horsemen were employed, and the para? phernalia, which had to be es pecially designed, secured at a cost of thousands of dollars. It is the most animated picture which has ever been produced and no student of history can afford to miss it. Tennis Club Organized. Quite a number met in .Mr. W. T. Alsover's office on Monday afternoon and organized the Cumberland Tennis Club, und the following officers were elected: E. Brennen, president! Ft. E Tnggurt, vice-president, L. T. Winston, secretary ami treasurer. This club will use the line court at the lntermont Building, and will, no doubt, Boon have a large membership. The follow? ing members joined at the meeting Monday afternoon: E. brennen, Ei Brennen, Jr., R, E. Tnggart, W. T. Alsover, 0 B. Southward, J. P, (B>i ne, L T. Winston, E' C. Taylor, C. L. Chapman and O. N. Knight. LOST?-Between Mr. A. D. dwells' residence and Buffalo School House, or on the back valley road by way of East Stone < lap to Big Stone Qap, a bunch of keys. Howard if re? lumed to Miss E. S. Bumgard nor, Big Stone I tap. Don't be afraid of tho other [follow. You may look just as THEATRICAL Uy Ufas