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President May Accept Kai H scr's Assurance ami Await Outcome. Washington. May, ? ;.?The probability that a diplomatic break with ''Germany has been Evened, at least temporarily, was strengthlioljd today when .the official ttbet of 11?*? German Rite, laid la l'oie President Wil? son and secretary Lansing, was found to tie almost iudenticul with the unollicial version pub? lished yesterday. ?' OMicials bad indicated that Bhunhi the ollicial lOXl le'tir Otlt the unollicial version, they thought it improbable diplo? matic relations would have to be severed, unless further til tacks upon merch'anl shijis Violated the new pledges. Disappointment has boon in? dicated, however, over certain features of the Uormtlil reply and some high olllcittls believe that, it at least cannot he accept cd unconditionally, Opinion as to whether the note requires tin nnswer Beems divided. Decisions rests with the president, who so far has not indicated to any one his liuul judgment in the matter. It is entirely possihle that no re? ply will he sent, for the present tit least, and that the President will mantain complete Biloucc for a time, allowing Germany to demonstrate the good faith of her intention to carry out the policy indicated hi her new or? ders to submarine commanders, Although the president real? izes that the promises given arc the cardinal elements Of the note, he is understood to be dis? pleased over the language used and the conditions apparent!) attached. .-ie.nl I the note he accepted as satisfactory and reply sent it is expected id take the form of a notification t<> Germany that the United States has de cided not to sever diplomatic relations as long as the now submarine orders remain effec? tive and are observed. Secretary Lansing left to? night to spend the week end at Annapolis, taking with him an ollicial copy of the Geriunh note, lie expects to have full) digested its statements by the time of his return Monday. Persons close to all'airsnt the White House, today described President Wilson as feeling he could not question Germany'^ good faith unless the declara? tions made by the German gov? ernment should not prove ef? fective. Count von BornstorfF, the German ambassador, returned to Washington today from Nee. Vork. 11.- said In- did not in tend to go to the State Depart 11um)t unless be should be so in? structed by Berlin or Secretary Lansing should invite him to call. Oilicinls would not he surprised, however, if the am tmssudor should he instructed to call upon Secretary Lansing next week. The official text of the Ger? man note was made public to day by the State Department. Atnbnssubor Gerard, in trans milting the document said be had received copies in hoth German and Knglish, probably accounting for the fact that the ollicial and the unollicial ver? sions are so nearly identical. Mrs. H. A. Morrison Hostess. Airs. Henry Morrison wtis Un? lovely hostess of an enjoyable party at her home on Poplar Hill last Thursday evening al eight o'clock, complimentary to the teachers in the Public School in the Gap. Tho evening was spent in playing Progressive [took al two tables and Bridge at the third table. MissDlga Horton made highest score in Hook and Miss Mary Lou While in Bridge and won the prizes, two handembrodored linen handker? chiefs, after which delicious sandwiches and cofTeo,followed by ice cream ami cakes, were served at the tables to the guests, Those who were present were: -Mrs. Sadie Lanham, Misses Ueita Thompson,Ruby Kemper, Ularibol Lockoto, Mary Lou White, Klorn Bruce, Mar gueritte Waller, Nemo Vino yard, Olga Horton and Janet Builoy. Band Gets Uni? forms. The Big Stone Gap Bahd.ro* ooivod their now uniforms Inst I Friday which were worn for the first time at the concert given at tlio base hall park Sunday afternoon. They are solid white1 with a cream colored stripe, while the caps have a few gold braid decorations which makes a very attractive appearance. An unusually largo crowd was out ami were entertained for more than a hour witli a selec? tion id several musical numbers. Director Witt- is receiving the highest praise for his wonderful success in organizing this hand, which is now considered among the best musical organizations in Southwest Virginia. After the concert the hand went to the home of Paul .lessee, where he lias been ipitte sick for the past several days, und several pieces wore played on the lawn in front of Ins room. Field Day. Field Day for the Wise Coun? ty High School Athletic Asso-j ciatioil wiil lie held in Big Stone Gap oil next Saturday, .May III. j 'three pennants will be given, one each for the following: Baseball fur Ihe hoys, volley hull for the girls, ami general Held events. These pennants! will he given to the Contestants I making the highest percentage! throughout! the series. I he general Held events will j consist of the following. 1 Oil yard dash; 200 yard dash; C>00| yard relay race, for three hoys, one half mile run; running broad jump: running high jump; throwing twelve-pound ham iner; putt iug twelve pound shot; hurdle race, six hurdles distrib? uted eipiallv over 100 yards. Points will he counted on the basis of 5 !l-'l. In addition to these there will he base hall throwing for both girls and boys, points to he counted on the basis of 'J 1. APP?LACHIA WINS BASE BALL PENNANT. By Defeating Big Stone Gap Arc Declared Champions ol Wise County. In the final game of the In tiTseholustic League of Wise County, Appnlucbiii badly do fedted Big Stone (lap here Sat urday afternoon by a score of 12 to I, thereby winning the base ball pennant, having won all games played. The defeat was a severe one and in fact it was a surprise, as a close game was expected by everybody. The home team hud borne the reputation of having the faster I fielding team in the league, hut ill this particular game they fell down completely, misjudg? ing several fly balls which went for extra liases. However, this wtis not duo to their defeat, as Appdlncliid'a pitcher, Cress, hurled a masterly game, being extremely effective in pinches. Big Stone (lap tilled the l>a.-es with runners several times in the early part of the game, hut were unable to score only one time. The bases were still full and two out in the second in ning after making this score, the next hatter bad three balls and no strikes. un? Cress punch, ed him. dress featured also with a home run to center field in the ninth with a man on base. Tin) ball went straight for tile center fielder, but was misjudged and it rolled far into deep center. Brown, Wakin and P?lly secured extra base hits, which figured heavily in the scoring. Although there were about twelve errors piled up by the home team, CarneS and Fleelior featured at second and third bases by their fast fielding, accepting several diill cult chancos. The Norton girls won the vol? ley ball pennant, defeating their opponents in every game. Innings; l - ? I ? 0 . S 0?It II Appalaclila ... 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 4- 13 0 Uli? Stone Gap o 1 o o 0 o o n 0 - l 8 flatteries -Cress ami Potty; Dowclluiul bane. Struck out by Cress, PJ; Unwell, 2. Il.iino run?l ress. Three base hit?brown anil IVlly. Two base hit ? Wakin. Umpire?Straloy Tato. Prevent Flies Breeding. ? A snfo and effective weapon against thu typhoid or house Hy hi I.n found in powdered hcllcboro hy scientists of tin* Department of Agriculture. Plies lay their nggs chielly in stable manure. Powdered heh lebord mix- <l With water and sprinkled over the manure, will destroy the larvae which are hatched from the egg. Since powdered hell, boro is readily obtainable, tliis pu^i in tin' hands of everyone a reined)' for oho of the pests that has been found dangerous as well as troublesome. Ilelleboro, how? ever, will hoi kill adult Hies, which must bit swatted or irap ped. Il lias long been known that Utes breed in manure hut pre? vious methods of destroying the larvae t here by t he use of strong chemicals have been open toiho objection that the treatment i under some conditions lessened the fertilizing value of tin' manure or nctunll) injured veg? etation. This is not true of powdered lielloboro, Govern? ment experiment have shhwit that the Itelleboro is entirely decomposed in (In COUrBOoftllO fermentation of the the manure and that even in excessive quantities it does no harm ex? cept to the larvae it is intended to destroy. Chickens picking in manure treated with it suf? fer no ill etVecls. One half pound of powdered liellhboro mixed wiih id gallons of water is s'uflicicnt to kilt the larvae in S bushel i, or 1" cubic feet, of manure. The mixture should be sprinkled carefully over the pib , especial attention heilig piiid to tl.uler edges. In most pieces helleboro is ob? tainable in 100 pound lots at a cost of I 1 cents a pound. This llhakes thi) cost of tin.' treat? ment a little less '.ban seven I tenths of it cent per bushel of manure. A liberal estimate of the output of manure is two Uusiiels a day per horse. The money involved is, therefore, trifling in comparison with the hem-lit to the individual and the community from the practi? cal elimination of the disease, spreading fly. Although fresh manure is the favorite breeding spots, (lies lay. their.eggs in other places as well, such as out houses, re fuse piles, et?:. In I b.-se places, from which no manure is tak? en to spread on the fields, con? siderable saving may be effect? ed through the substitution of borax for powdered licilcboro. Applied at the rate of 0.G2 pounds per bushels of mannte, borax is as effective as helle? boro in killing the larvae hut costs less than hull" a cent for each bushel of manure treated. In larger quantities, however, or when the manure itself, is spread al a greater rale than ?B tons to the acre, some damage to crops may result. Large quantities of manure are often used by market gardeners and others, and there is always dan gor of carelessness in applying the borax. The use of the more expensive lint safer Ilelleboro is therefore recounnenod for the treatment of manure. Borax is recommended for ail other re? fuse in which Mies may lay WANTED. Special salesmen for the fob lowing territory: Lee, Scott, Washington, Smyth and ad? joining Counties. (iiie familiar with this territory preferred. State age; experience and line sold. A. W. Dorsch, District Manager, 200-7 Kvnna Building, Washington, D. O. 18 19 Committees Appointed. Mr. E Hrennon,President,Big Stono Clap Athletic Association, announces tho appointment of the following Committees for t!i<- Year 1010: Kxoutlvo Commltto: ?K. llienuou, Chairman. l>. II. 8avor?, Vie* Chair in in. .1. \\ Chalk ley. Karl Stoclir, It. IS. Casper. C. S. l'arlor. II It. Alsovcr, H. K. Tnggart, W. T. (Ic-jtlloo. Itis.-hall OoinmlttcO.-U. It. Taylor, Chairman, .1. K. .loins. K. C.Taylor. Information Committee:?V?\ S. Koto, Chairman, A. I. Witt. I>. M. Hodges, I*. II Kennedy, It. IV llarrou, C 0. Coch ran Winter Spurts ?A. I. Holloa, Chair nian. K. Sto.hr. 11. K. Itoiicdlot. 11or so Show:?VI V. Illanton, I'hsir inag. .1. A. Uiluicr. J. K. Taggart, .\ltra. thms ami Privileges: .K.sHoohr, Chairman, It. K. Taggnrl, It. It. Casper, (' 8. Crirtor. finance: .1 It. Wampler, Chairman, .1. I?. Horm-. I. K. dcssCO, (S. 0. Me Kerrau, .1 s Hamiden. Mitsi. : It. It Casper, Chairman. Vos tcr Will, Ik,- Taylor. Transpoitation: - II. I. Milter, I'hair maii, 0. I Wade, .tr., W M. Kita, W. .1. I?rapcr. Tennis I. T. Winston, Chairman, II. s. Iloiijainin, Donald Present! I'ri/.'s ? K .1 Prescott, Chairman, W. II Polly, .1 11. Taylor, Mayo ( ahull. Fiidd Sports:?Itev. W. .1. AI friend, Chairman; It. K. Taggart. I?. II Bayer?. II. II. Southward, l.lndscy Horton. Prof. A .1 W olfe, Ii. I? Morrison. (iroiuids; ?U It Southward, Chalr ii.an. lt. I> Morrison, Itev; W. .1. Al friond, llov .1. M Smith. I literpratloo:?Judge II. A. W. Sheen, It Ti livlmV; .1 K. Itullilt. Advertising ?It It Alsovcr, ( hair mail, Ii. N Knight, II. U, llenodlct. A. I. II..lion, Lindsay Horton, if. Long, W. II. HoImuIsoii, It I Smith, fat Hammond, Vivlon Mouser, Donald Pres; colt, IC. I>. MorrUoh, l>. M. Hodges, W. IS. Itoso, Win.ini Miller. IL Lam- Miller, Sam McUueii. Hatcher Wiliis. Oscar Wiliis Weils St. Paul Girl. i L;car Willis, who; fur the past few months has had a position with a transfer Com? pany int I ?utile, surprised Ins parents, Mr. and Mrs. lt. I'. Willis, together with a large circle of friends and relatives very pleasantly, when he came in last Monday night from Bris toi liringing with him his young and attractive bride, who was Miss Mamie Tay lor, of St. Paul. This popular young couple went over to Bristol Monday ?horning accompanied by the bride's In-other, Arthur Taylor, of St. Paul, and were married by Itev. A. 11. Burroughs ol the famous Mecca very quietly, af? ter which they came to the Gap, where they spent a few days with Oscar's parents, leav? ing Thursday for Haute, where they will make their future home. A large circle of friends and relatives in tho stirriioiiding country, together with the Post, vViah them n long happy prosperous life. Tennessee Official Wins Long Fight. J. W. Sea ton,of laindon,Clerk of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial District of Tennessee, was for years a suf? ferer from stomach troubles? in part ;t result of bis conHulug work. He tried doctor after doctor. He tried medicine with? out end. i I lie' day he took a dose of Mayr's Wonderful Remedy. He wrote: "Your medicine is the best in the world I or any form of stom? ach trouble. I am glad to say that after taking the full treat meni I feel that I am well. "1 had very severe pains in my stomach all the time, One bottle of your medicine did me ten times as much good as all the doctors' medicine that I took for two years. My family physician told me that I would never be any better?today 1 am wfll. I have gained twen? ty-five pounds." Mayr's Wonderful Remedy gives permanent results for stomach, liver and intestinal ailments. lOat as much and whatever you like. No more distress after eating, pressure of gas in the stomach and around the heart. Get one but? tle of your druggist now and try it on an absolute guarantee ?if not satisfactory money will bo returned.?adv. Good Coal Year In Virginia. The production of codi in Virginia in 1915, according to figures compiled by the I'nitoil States Geological Suijv'ay in co? operation with tho Virginia Geological Survey, was 8,122, :>:?< short tons, valued at $7, D03,93l. This is an increase compared^ with 101-1 of I03,u<;i tons, or 2 per cent, in qunillity, but a decrease of $G9,5l4, or loss than l per cent, in value. With the exception of the "banner your,'1 1913, when the produc? tion was more than 8,800,000 tons, the Output in 1916 was the highest rocordeil for Virginia, Wi.-e Goiihty, the largest pro? ducer, showed a decrease of more than 100,000 tons, bill all the other counties recorded in c reuses. During tlio early months of the year coal mining was in? active, but in August the de? mand for'both coal and coke became stronger, and by tho end of the year the production was reported up to capacity and limited only by shot tage of labor and cars. The completion of the Southern Railway's modern coal-loading pier at the port of Charleston, S. C, and (he establishment of rates and port charges for coal from southwestern Virginia equal to those for coal from the I'oca hontns field ?f w est Virginia to Hampton Bunds piers gave an additional impetus to pro duct ion in that part of the State. Tin re was a decreased in the number of moil employed, from 9,18 t in 191 1 to 8,909! in 1915, but the average number of days for each man, 2:10, was the same in both years. 'The average number of tons produced per man during the year was 907, compared with 607 in 191 I, and the average output per man per day increased from 3.09 to 3.89 tons. Tlio proportion of coal mined by band decreased from is to :l per cent, but tho propor? tion mined by machines in? creased from .'d to i;:! per cent. Tho quantity of washed coal in? creased from ,M,'.i71 tons in I'.'ll to 1781525 tons in 1915; Depradations Being Com? mitted To Gel 11. To .1 unk Dealers: Complaints tiro frequent that machinery is being btripped of In ass parts and articles of cop? per, zinc; rubber; etc., are be? ing taken by children without permission anil sold as junk. This has reached a point whore it has become absolutely neces? sary that measures be taken to stop the indiscriminate purchase of junk ami that in the future such dealers Ik; made to conform to the law governing that busi ness. Tbero is a state license re? quired of all such dealers and the Judge of tin- District t'oe.rl must be satisfied that the ap? plicant is tt suitable persou to conduct such a business. Sec lion 09 of the general tax law defines the business and states tin- requirements. There must be a. sign "Licens? ed Junk Dealer" above the door; there must bo no busi? ness done between the hours of sunset and sunrise; a complete record must be kept of each transaction made a.id the of? ficers of the law are permitted to search the place at all hours without seareli warrants. There is also a corporation license tax of J?b.OU a year placed on the business in this town, and any person conduct iug such business within the town limits without license is subject to a lino of $25.00 to ' $100.09. This law will bo en? forced hereafter in this town. Tho more common articles of junk uro waste brass, copper, zinc, iron und rubber. Worn out automobile tires are junk and it is unlawful to deal in them without a junk dealer's j license. Shipping one's own junk is not dealing. Buying I and selling, or buying with in? tent to soil is dealing. ' The metals mentioned and rubber as well, are now com JUNK mantling high prices and tho ! temptation in strong to tnko tho risk for tho profit in them but the law defines the mannor in which to secure tho business and it must be obeyed. W. S. ROSK, Mayor. Humorous Verdicts. Many verdicts of a strange curious and humorous nature dud hirth, not infrequently, in coroner's juries and juries in tho justice courts. Uncommonly intelligent aro t he coroner's juries in Mississip? pi. Twelve men in Warren county, in that state, returned a verdict several years ago which rend: 'The deceased died by tho will of (led or some other di sense unknown to the jury." Another verdict equally as solemn reads as follows: "Wo are of A Pinion that the dccosl mot her death from Violent In fir mat ion of tho Arm, producest from Tunau CaUJS." An old story, often repeated, is that and Knglish jury, in a criminal case, one brought in the following: "Guilty, with i imo little doubt as to whethor he is the tnntt." Another is told of a Welsh jury which reads: "We lind the man who stold the mare not guilty." In a Southwest Virginin court some yours ago tho case in question involved a mill site and dam in a small stream. Tho jury's verdict was that: "Brown has a dam by a mill site; but Jones has no mill dam site." A case was once tried in a certain county court, which in? volved the character of a bull. 11 w is charged that the bull had gored and killed a valuable horse, After hoaring the testi? mony, the jury retired, and nf tet' a few moments' consulta? tion returned and rendered tho following: "We the jury, find a vredict in favor of the bull, and believe him to be a highly respectatdo animal." Thus, the bull was acquitted and plaintiff lost his case. A Western judge is said to have once in the pioneer days addressed a jury: "Von kin,, go out now and lind a verdict. If you can't lind one of your own, got the one the last jury lihcd." When the jury returned, tho verdict was read by the fore? man as follows: "Suicide in tho ninth degree." Probably the most amusing is that one from Alabama. A man named Smith became liungiy and to!e his neighbor's pig. Ilo was caught and tried later. The jury brought in a verdict of "guilty of hog sleilin' in fust degree." The judge told them to go back and assess the value of t he stolen property. They returned with tho follow? ing verdict. "We, the jury, pusilanimously find the defend? ant gilty in the sum of 1 dollar and 1 in favor of the hog."? Bxchango. CALOMEL DYNAMITES A SLUGGISH LIVER. Crashes Into Sour Bile, Mak? ing You Sick and You Lose a Day's Work. Calomel salivates1 It's mer? cury. Calomel acts liko dyna? mite on a sluggish liver. Wheu calomel comes into contact with sour bile it crashes into it, caus? ing cramping und ntiuseu. If you feel bilious, headachy, constipated and all knocked out, just go to your druggist and get a 60 cent bottle of l)od snn's Liver Tone, which is a harmless vegotablo substitute for dangerous calomel. Take a spoonful and if it doesn't start your liver and straighten you up better und quicker than nasty calomel and without making you sick, you just go back and got your money. If you take calomel today you'll bo sick and nauseated to? morrow; besides, it may sali? vate you, while if you take Dodson's Liynr Tono you will wake up feeling great, full of ambition and ready for work or play. It's harmless, pleasant and safo to give to tho children; they like it.?adv.