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Wednesday, skit, bo, im* rublishc-d Every Wednesday Iiy tho WISE PRINTING COMPANY. lacorporatait. UU.HI lir N. KNIOHT, - Editor. Unu Your, Six Months. Throo Month*, SIOO .SO .25 Entered accordlui; to |k)sU! roKulntloiis *t tho |x?l omco *t tilg Stone liaii a* sop oml-olauxs matter SUBSCRIBERS nro earnestly ro quested to observe the date printed on their address slips, which will keep them at all times posted as to tho date of the expiration of their sub? scription. Prompt and timely an out ion to this request will Have all parties a groat deal of annoyance. Young People and School. Parents tell US what you think of this. Medical statistics are author? ity for the statement that a large per cent of children at? tending school sire afflicted with curvature of the spine or other bodily imperfection which could be easily corrected by a simple method of physical exor? cise. And this brings to our mind a suggestion for local applica? tion. Why not let our school board, or teachers, prescribe such a course for the pupils in our pub Ho Bchoolf Fifteen minutes tt duy of time could be easily found, and a oaroftll system of physical exercise in which all pupils bo required to partici pate would create a healthy circulation of the blood, dovel op the physique, correct mild forms of spinal curvature, and serve us a geltend physical ton lo. And the mind would be come clearer and brighter and in better form to sustain the strain of the class room. Training of the mind is es? sential, but a proper regard for the demands Of the body is also necessary. That sluggish feel? ing which retards the advance meat of so many pupils would gradually disappear under prop? er physical exercise, leaving both mind and body in a healthy stnte. With all deference to our school board ami teachers, we make this as a suggestion. It is worth a trial. Editors Arc Human. We often wonder if it has ever occurred to some people that editors are human, and not super-beings gifted with second sight An editor is constantly on the hunt for news of interest to the people who read and pay for his paper, and ho never in? tentionally omits an article of any importance. The success of his paper depends upon his impartiality in this respect. And yet often some person conceives the erroneous idea that tho editor has purposely left out some item concerning (hem or their families. lias it ever occurred to them that the editor may uot have heard of that particular item, although he searched diligently in his efforts to secure all of the news!" There is a very effective rem? edy for those isolated but inad? vertent omissions, Tho next time you have u piece of news concerning yourself, or your family, or your neighbors, or of your Community, give it to the editor youroolf, or phone .0 write it in to him, and do not depend upon others to do it. They may bo more interested in affairs on their own side of tho fence. The editor will thank you for your thoughtf ulnesH in enabling him !?> Secure newt (hat will I t! I add to the value of Iiis paper and make it of interest to all of the people, for that is his minion in life. He is human as well as you. The Call of The Farm. There never w as a linn- in the history of our country when agriculture was as inviting as it is toduv, when brains anil I rawn would bring as satis? factory results from the farm. With the trades and profess? ions in cities greatly overcrowd? ed, th<- farm becomes more and more the liright and beckoning "tar of hope to millions of young men. Surplus energy of the cities would do well to turn its at? tention to the farm, ami the wise youth of the country will stay right where he is -where opportunity is always before him. Keep you eye Upon the green Holds of the country, for there is no belter place. "Made in America." Me a patriot! I ."t it he America first! When we go to the stores to part with our money lot's de? mand goods of American man f.icture. for by this means we will a ?Bist in keeping American mills and American workmen busy, and will keep American money in circulation at home, where in time it may find its way back to us. We of America may do much for our own country in this way, and without additional ex? pense or inconvenience. Let's all he patriots! America tirst! ?Ine way to stop the high cost of living is lo stop living. Football heroes this year will have to share their fame with others Who are playing a rough? er game. German scientists think the! pinnacle of military science has been reached. That's consol? ing. Now we can slide down again. Japan's promise to localize its war activities is like a promise to localize an epidemic of cholera. War is a game at which over body loses except the winner, and he feels as if he had I.n sat upon by a sullragette. Millions of bushels of our great wheat crop are now on their way to Kurnpo whore more will follow, at fat prices. A treaty of peace is a good thing and highly desirable, but a long range gun has a heap bigger OiTeCt upon the other fellow. 'l'he purchaser who has nei? ther time nor inclination for economies is the one on whom the price boosler depends for support and encouragement when protest arises. A scientist says women can talk more than men with less fatigue because their throats are smaller and they tax their lungs and vocal cords less. Is ihis a solution of the world's greatest mystery ? Americans must naturally feel complimented by the im? portance the nations which are at war attach to their opinions on the subject. Secretary Bryan hopes to have thirty treaties of peace ratified by Christmas, "thus as. suring the peace of the United Stales with all the world," us he expresses it. Good enough ?if they stick. Bui treaties of peace are easily torn asunder, as witness the little unpleasant? ness of our neighbors across tie- pond. Important Hearing. The case of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company v. the United State? Government, in which the Railroad Company is seeking to have certain de? cisions of the Interstate Com? merce Commission effecting the western fr? ight rate on coal from the St. Charles and Appnlachia fields, set aside, will come up for hearing at (his place on i lotoher ist before Judge Henry C. McDowell, of the Western District of Virgin? ia;,lodge Prichard, of North Carolina, and Judge Woods, of South t 'arolina. This case will bring several prominent attorneys to the (lap, among them being Black burn Ksterlim , Assistant At lornoy General of the United States; ('has. W. Needham, K. II. Hart, of Washington City; Kx-( iovernor Joseph Kolk, of Missouri: Henry I, Stone. Hel? en Bruce, W. A. Colston, of Louisville, and Judge C. A. Duncan, of .Inucsvillc. School Larnin1 in Kentucky. Krccling, Va., Sept. 2(1.?A recent trip into one of the most isolated districts of Kentucky presented u unique phase of mountaineer life and customs peculiar to these people. Be it said, however, at the outset to Rave a probable wrong impres? sion that there is not u more hospitable people in their way to be found. Big Ugly i'reek was the des? tination. The path that led up to stream would hardly justify the appellation of road in these days of supposed "'good roads," though ox-sleds and rough wagons were forced over it. The neighborhood of Big Ug? ly had a school, of course? what good neighborhood of Kentucky has not??and the teacher was a veritable Solo? mon according to the opinion of at least one of the patrons? or patronesses, with due regard lo form?she where dinner was had. "Vos, stranger," said the lady in response to the call, I "yer kin git dinner my old man is out in the tield a-pullin' of his fodder?he'll be in ther eckly .' Everything about the prem? ises, as well as in the house, showed the sign of thrift, also the proper management accord? ing to the Kentucky idea. "How is your school progress? ing?" the worthy housewife was asked upon mention of the school by her. "A gettill' 'hing, I guess yer mean, stranger?oh mighty well," she answered. "Vor jest ort to bear our Lindy Ann read. I'll call her this very min it. and let yer hear lliocllil' read a piece in her hook. She'll just be fourteen nex' November come a year, and little Jcuins Willyun, ihar, is ten?he's just a larnin' his leiten, the teach? er says he's a mighty pyorl chap. But I'll call Lindy Ann now.' "Lindy-Ann-oo; boa! Lindy Ann." "Whoop," answered the girl from the wood shed. "Come here, Lindy Ann." Lindy Ann came with bei arms full of stovewood. "Lindy Ann, this stranger wants to hear you read Ben Battle," said tin- fond mother. Lindy Ann turned to the piece and read: "Ben Battle was a soldier bold ? And used to war's alarm's - A cannon ball look oll' his legs? So he laid down his arms." She read without emphasis or modulation, and at such a rate of speed that it reminded of an engine without a gover nor?something was hound to happen. Just as she reached the end of the lasl line a crasji was heard in the kitchen. "Bun, Lindy Ann, run," cried the mother in a state of agitation. Lindy Ann dropped her book and run. It turned out that a hen had entered the kitchen, mid the old dog Ketch had tried to chase her out, when she flow up on the table and overturned a pitcher which rolled olf onto the Moor and was broken. The hen fell into Lindy Ann's hands and it would not bo rash to ven? ture the supposition that the fowl made part of the break? fast fare on the morning fol? lowing. "The man o' the house" came WE Call Your Attention to the Following: Buster Brown Shoes for Children Bischof Famous Suits and Coats Patrician Shoes for Women Onyx Silk Hosiery Simmons' Gloves American Lady Corsets Owens Skirts and Dresses Our Fall and Winter Lines Are Now Ready and We Invite Your Inspection and Purchase. "TJho Quatt'ty Shop" FULLER BROTHERS BIG STONE GAP, VA presently. II?' was kindly di? posed, "Won't yon take n little drop?" mid be, offering tlx- bot tie. "No, thanks: 1 never drink, but if I did it would give me grout pleasure lb drink with you." "Vor must bo from West Vir ginny, then." "Why do you think mo?" " 'Cause 1 hour ihut they have pm hihi tn-tion there." ''Quite true us to prohibition, hut I am from Virginia " Dinner was toady. The faro was just what a hungry man wants. "What do yon charge?" "To come hack again." "Thanks." ?FRANK M. BEVERLY. Qold is the only circulating medium in Kuropo, hut it isn't doing much circulating. Among the most moving of moving pictures is the war map of Kurope. It does not stand still hing enough to be photo? graphed. A former prime minister of Franco has bqen lighting in the ranks as an enlisted man. Au American politician would ex? pect to he a Colonel at loast. Dr. G. 0. Honeycutt DENTIST BIG STONE GAP. VA. (mice in Willis Uullitlng over Mutual t 'rug Storv. Notice is hereby given that the un dersigned has been appointed agent lor Birdsell Manufactur? ing Company of Soutti Bend, Indiana, for the sale of the celebrated BIRDSELL wag? ons in the vicinity of Norton, Va. S. T. STILL. Piedmont Stenographer Accepts $55.00 Position Mr Cowan Mullliu, nickenson County, left Saturday lo accept poaltiou Fortj one position* taken In recent week*, maximum salary tinoo. Student* plaeeil in.in twenty college* In mvcu Mates, Studeul* enrolled from lit atates \ doten ?tudent* enrolled this week ami l ist from Vs., W. Va,. X. Teuu. si'llul.AKSII II" miI.I on credit Pay monthly $10 from ulary. Potilinni guaranteed j.vi to 170 (tart, Itailroad fare from Imme Large, new. handsome Catalog tree. W. P. Miislck, Pres. Sam Jack Mu-ick, Mgr., I \ ht-ut \?. CORTRIGHT Never Warp,Crack,Rot.Curl or Burn Like Wood Shingles They can be laid right over an old WOod-thingle roof with? out dirt or huther, mid they make it Itormproof and tire|iroof. t 'they're inexpensive. Kor particular* uddren* Joshua and John F. Mullins Conractors and Builders _Bi? Stone Cap, Virginia_ ood Job Printin I WORK DONE PROMPTLY Envelopes Bill Heads Letter Heads Shipping Tags Business Cards Visiting Cards Ruled Forms Note Heads Receipts Posters Dodgers Tickets Folders Badges Coupons Checks Blotters Statements I nvitations Menus Wise Printing Company L Big Stone Gap, Virginia