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WKDNKSUAY, JJULY 12, 1916 Puulinhed Ever; WadUMday by the WISE PRINTING COMPANY, inc??rpon.ti.,i. CIILUERT N. KN1UHT, - Editor. Orlii Y?nr, Six Mnntlt*. t hron Month*. SI.OO .BO .ye Kilian?! ftrcbnllUK tu |>.>i<!iil r<-^nlHti..ns tt Um i~.->t offloc at lllg Stone ?????? etld-?liuu iiivllir SUUSCKIUCKS nr.trnoBtly ro quested tn obsorvo tin1 date printed on tboir address slips, which will keep tboin at ail Mines posted an lo tin' date of tin' expiration Of their sub? scription. I'roinpl ami timoh attention to this request will save all parties a great deal of nnno'vunco. News of Co. H. Richmond, Virginia, ('amp llenrv l\ Stuart, July 1 ;> l f.." Mr. John W. Chnlkloy, llig Stone flap, Va Ml dear Chalk ley : I received your several coin, municutionu concerning re emits, mid certainly appreciate what you, lloh Aisover and others have done in this matter. The situation is this: We brought here in all one hun died and twenty enlisted men and three olliecrs; thirty of our enlisted men were disqualified on physical examination, leav? ing us a total of ninety men and three ollicers. Several of the other Companies had less than sixty-live enlisted men. They could not he mustered into the National lltutrd with less than sixty-live men--the minimum strength of a Company being sixt) live enlisted men and the maximum one hundred and for ty-throo. In order to muster the Regiment in as a whole it Incline necessary to transfer some men from the larger com? panies to ihoflti companies who had less than the minimum. The three companies who hud considerably over the minimum were Petersburg, Roaiioke and llig Stone (lap. They Irans lei red men from these com pilules. They took nine from im- I fought against this as hard as 1 could, feeling that it was an injustice to the men to hruig them bete tliillkiilg they were coining to be members of Company 11 and then transfer them to another Company of Hlrangelsj titld that it was an injustice lo the Companies who hail been diligent and successful in recruiting < >i course, how ever, it was very important to get the Regiment mustered in as u whole, and personal con sidcratious had to give way for the welfare of the whole' It Will not he necessary to make Ulli limber transfers for the purpose of increasing colli jinnies up to the minimum; but ti is possible that our Colonel llk'i) think it necessary, hereof iii, in make further transfers foi the purpose of equalizing all Companies in his Regiment as far as possible. In other words, I tlnnk his idea is that he would not want one Company, say of one hundred and forty three men, while several other Companies had onlyjaixty-iive men. For this reason, 1 fear that if we recruit up to full strength they would continual? ly take our men from us. If such is to he the ease 1 don't feel like asking anyone else to join us. Certainly I would not ask anyone to come here and enlist under the oirciiiiistauces, unless he knew before doing so Unit be might bo transferred to some other Company, and came with the understanding that he would not object if this were done, it is for this reason that 1 wired you to have recruits sign a temporal y provisional UgrOCIIieul tb join the Company. and then let them go home and remain at home until I gave them further notice. I will see Colonel l.eedy just us soon as 1 can and if 1 can arrange so that no more ol my men will he transferred; then I will send you specific directions about Bending reormls on here We got an order night before lost III leu o'clock lo the. clL'i't that we would move from here on the next day, that is, yes terday. We worked pretty nearly all night trying to get ready and possibly would have beeu ready, hut the older was changed. Wo were then tehl tliat we would probably move today. Now it appears that we are not going today, and from the reports in the morning pa? pers it is possible that we may not go at all. Following are tlio men who wore rejected on physical ex? amination : tieorge I.. Taylor, .1. M. Mi Lemoro, J. M. Potter, J. W. tiiiut, tJ. ?. Sword, W. K < lr render, F, IS Hlaklcv, Jessen Chandler, Trig (Jlemtnons, Nonl Collier. Pred Creech, Ollic t'.uneron. II. M. Helens, Ulnv Klliott. Kniest Hughes, A. I. Harns, Willurd Johnson, lien ry Lane, S. II. Nickels, W. It. Nickels, t!. T. ?Irrender, Klmor Pporo, Alherl K. Page. John A Smith. Kmmill \V; Stewart. Tandy Sands, c. L. Scott, J. It. Tucker, II. C Wallace, .1. < ' Willis. All of our men finally look the new oath prescribed, thai is, the oath proscribed by the Hay Hill, with I he exception ol nine. I if these nine, live were disqualified mi physical exami? nation, so that it left only fotli qualified men who did nut taki the oath. All nf the men ate still here and on duty, includ nig those who were disqualified und also tliOBO who did tint tliki the oath. My understanding is that the disqualified men will he sent home as soon as, 01 shortly after, we go to the bor? der, The men who qualified, but who refused to tnke the oath will, as I understand. I? taken to the border with us and will there In- transferred to ether companies for merely border duty. I say such is m\ understanding. No definite orders has been given on this stihjeet, however, and the plan may be changed, Wo have now been here nine days and no set nf men evei had a more strenuous nine-day period. We are encamped at the Kair I irounds, which is low marshy land. Tliocity bad tin dertaken to drain it and tin work was well laid out but it was nut completed when we nr rived. It had been taming heavily and the ground was a ling from etui to end. It rain ed several days after wo arriv? ed and the situation was very had indeed from both stand points of comfort and sanitation. We have had several days ol line dry weather ami the ground is getting in fine shape and we are becoming quite comfort able. In addition lo the extra work caused us by reason of the iinprcpurcdncsH of the camp site, we had an immense amount of work in do in the way of being mustered into the National (itiord, transferring property, etc.J from the Stale to the Federal < iovornioin and then transferring it back tu the Companies. Tin1 work of iimbi Iizatinn, of itself, is strenuous, hut it did not entail anything like as much work as did other matters referred to. In addition tu nur other troubles, it is quite dillicult lo understand the law applicable tu ? Ritttation ami JilVeronl i Uli. .1 8, both State and Feder? al, have had dltlerelil opinions on a great many questions, I doubt if any nation ever under look to mobilize under greater legal difficulties. The health of tl)0 men gen or ally, und certainly of Company II, has been vet \ guild indeed". We have had but throe Ilten in the Hospital, these being Sei getlllt Smith, Privates Alfriond am) Nickels. Alfriond and Nickels had moro or less fever for two or three tluys and the Doctors feared typhoid fever, hut they both recovered alter about tiiree da\ s and ate back on duty. Smith is having quite a bard time with sciatic rlieutn ntisiin. He is still unlit for duty and may possibly be dis? charged for physical disability. Ni ours very truly, J. F. Ihtllitt. )j 1ST. A cash-box, of black enamel, about 12 inches square, of the kind carried regularly iu stock by the Wise Printing Company. This box belongs to the estate uf H D. .Morrison, deceased, of Hig Stone Clap, Vn., ami has been missing since bis death on J tine tab Denn tains valuable papers, and is supposed to Ire in a safe or vault, [orgottun by the party to whom it was entrusted by Mr. Morrison. A reward will be pajd by the estate for the re turn of box, or fur information leadingtO its recovery. Li 1ST ?Bunch of keys bo tweeo .1. c Fuller's residence uud M. C. Bosttc's Storo. Please return to Mr?. J. 0. Kuller. Base Ball. Standing of the League. W L Pot. Big Stone Oup 0 U nxK) Stouega .:i '2 000 Appaluchiu :< 3 500 Kookeo ...2 3 -luo Norton *-' 4 .334 Dorchester_ 1 ?'? 107 <>n account of n continual downpour of rniii Saturday nil gaums scheduled for Unit ilnto were culled off lo bo played la? ter m such timu Ilm opposing] trains may ngreo upon Sinn Uga and Big Stone Gop having! pluyi'd iheir game scheduled] for last Wednesday oil tin Fourth nf July, hail an nil ilay anil innst of the local players went to Norton to s,r A p pit hi chin ami Norton play. Appa Incllitl was victorious by a Hcord of 5 to I, while Keok.-e ilefeut Oil I ?Orchester in a oiic-siilctl game, the result being I 3lb 3. Kcokec Defeats Dorchester Norton. V11., July 5, lOHt; Kookoe won from Dorchester] lliire In,lay in a very slow game by the score of 13 to ik Dor? chester could not hit when litts meant inns. Both pitcherH for Dorchester were wild, giving 10 bases on balls. Qarirot for Keo kee alloweil only four hils in the first seven innings. The box score is as follows: KKOKKK Alt It II l'i> A UoiMltnc, if It 1 I ti 0 Ktlpttttlek, ltd II I 8 I !! Ci.ui.li ss I J I '? 7 Pri.'i', ir. :t II 0 1 0 1 olillron, If ?.' 3 1 tl 11 Hati.l.ill. -I' ? 1 8 ? 8 Aiiilirnui. II, :t !> ii |8 I Klntinrv, it- 1 1 11 5 11 I ???Iii..'I :l 3 11 I I ? iariil, i' 111 11 8 1.11 It iii!, |> .1 0 11 ii II DOIICIIKSTKU Alt It II V 11,1.ll . Ill III.'. ?i Minn Hi tlnnal. . If it.ii.iiins.rr M1111 in. Cf I'll.'. . VI. I .lekeitaputgei, Smith |i total* |IS ;i .1 a; 11 s looiit^s 1 a :i 1 -i 11 7 s v It II K Keokee a 11 1 -J 1 ti 1 e s- .1:1 s a lliirfhi'Mvi 11 e n 11 1) a I II 0- :l .1 H I iiiplriii-' ItolMirtM ion! Polier I!:.rur,l run* K, nl;i'i', s, |)urch?*ltr, 1. Stillen haue* Polly, 3; Croueh, I; K.Mitlall 1 linsen ?11 hall ..11 tlm-rel, It; ..il l.allue, I. ..II Siiiltli.lt; ..11 l.iekeiiiiiiiirger,S Three Ins. hit t'olillron. l?ii base IiIin SI orrer, IUii?hII ?ml Criiiiell So?, k nut by llarrel, H; hj I nline, 3; l>v I .lukdiUpitruer, s Hit by jillehoi -I l.m.irv. pouble |il?ys KII|Ulrfok la lUmUlli East Stone Gap Items. Dewey Wilson, of Powell's V.alliiy.i was badly iiijureil last Saturday by throwing 11 dyna? mite cap into a lire. His face and habits wore cut by pieces til Ihr cap when il exploded. Miss Kvolyn Quails and her brother, Clarence, both of Ktioxviile, Tehh.j tire visiting their friends and relatives near Knsl stone t lap. \V, A. Siidhain, one of our prominent farmers, raised about two ions of timothy buy on an acre and three-quarters of laud It is said to he the best timothy hay in Powell's Valley. .Mis. .lohn W. Stewart, of Ibis place, is very ill tit tho pi esent writing. Misses Allie Skeeti and Lucy Powers were visiting their j friends in Cracker's Neck Sun? day afternoon. T. II. Morris, our well known Bench Dale farmer, has one of [the finest wheat crops that has ever been grown in Powell's Valley, it is called the Bed Wonder and he advises all oth |cr fanners to sow the sinne. Bay Littroll, son of Dan I.it troll, of this place, is slowly j convalescing from a severe I operation. Prayer meeting services are held every Wednesday night at 7:30 p. 111. at the. church in I ('l acker's Neck. For Sale at Half Price. Kigltt room residence ill C.nlel. , $025 will buy this iiou.se if sold I al once for cash. ft. B. Beatly, 1 Ira w foul, Nebraska.. Prominent Suffrage Leader | in the Gap. The Circuit Court of Wise County convened ut Wise on Monduy, July loth. Judge II. A. W.?keeuguve Mrs. John ? ! Lewis, vice-president t.f Ihe Equal Sulfruge League of Vir? ginia, uml Chuirtnmi of the Legislative Committee nf Vn gihiu, permission to uddrcsr. tite eourt, and after court convened in (ho afternoon, Mrs. Low in made her addroHH, Tin' conn room wus crowded, many standing to hear lo r spool:, and she wus accorded the close*! ulteiiliou throughout hoi speech. Mrr.. Lewis laude mir of the strongest, most logical und clearest expositions of the question of suffrage and thrill cd her hearers h_v her eiiriiost lloSs. At tho close of her speech curds won passed to ihe itidi (Mice asking those who believed in equal suffrage to sign their mimes. Sixty live of the voters of Wise County signed those curds, many of them prominent public men of the county. .Mrs. Lewis motored hack to Big Stone (lap tit the close of the meeting at Wise and at 4:30 addressed the Parent Teachers' Association at the public school auditorium. This is an as? sociation recently formed, the work of which is to bring about closer co-operation between the parent ami the teacher. Mrs. Lewis madia a most practical, helpful address, giving the members of the UBBCciatioil in? spiration and suggestions as to making the organization most effective iu its work of uplift Mrs. Lewis spoke again iu the evening ut \i o'clock at the Moving Picture Show to a large audience Mrs. Lewis made a brilliant address und again very strongly impressed he hearers. Mrs Lewis speaks in a conver? sational tone, without the slightest effort, is never at a loss for the light words or the most striking illustration and is one of the inns' effective pub lie. speakers ever beard in this section. Small Kann Owners' Year at Va. State Fair. 'I'be Stale Pair Association is advertising widely that this is to be the small farm owners' year at Richmond. To prove that they are dead in earnest they ate offering mighty iillrae ti v?|special cash prizesfor single (arms exhibits. The priz.es are as follows: 1st prize, $200.00,2nd prize, (doO.00, Srd prize, $100.011, Ith prize, $76.00, fab prize, $60.00, These prizes are ulforud in addition to the usual liberal premium list, j Then too, a great ninny of the prizes this year are offered in the name of the State of Vir giniu, the slate legislature at its hist session having recogniz? ed the Fair officially us the Mlnte Fair of Virginia. The winners will thus receive their awards iu the name of the State of Virginia. The Fair Association is mak? ing a very strong appeal to "every farmer who owns us much as aii acre of ground" to solid something lo the Fair tin mutter how little. This news? paper would like to Nee our peo? ple well represented with speci? mens of crops, home inade edihles, etc. Our people cer? tainly have "the goods" und only need to exhibit to bring hoine their share of the awards. Rally Day for Colored Brethren. A united effort will be put forth ut the colored M. 10. church Sunday. July It;, I IMG', the fourth and last quarterly conference. We cordially in? vite the members und friends of all denominations to he pres? ent with lit). Wo extend u special invitation to the Baptist and Preiibvtoriuil choirs to as? sist us. S. S. Ileitis. District Steward, llid newspapers for sale til this office. Awful Accident. (irady Lindon, one of the construction gang of the Chesapeake and Potomac Tele? phone Co. ( working at the top of a pole ut the corner of Wood AvenUo and Fast Fifth St., came in contact with a live wire about five o'clock Tuesday afternoon and was precipitated to the ground striking Bquarely on his tioad. No physician! were in town at the time (if the accident, but Lindon was curried to Dr. Painter's office while help was Biimmotieii. LOOK! LOOK! LOOK Our Motto is giving all wc can for what wc get?instead of getting all w c can for what wh uivci Mnnuincturoci 0. Wc have thirty years piacticc in none work nnd can nuke < r do ai y Momiinuit Work desutd it the !w L. K t' price. Joe.Minor ?&? Souk ROGE RS VI LLL?, FENN, Instead of having to iniiki' a seleeiinh from two or three pice, iiiurhh; us the overogo agent curries, n i; in show you uiiy nil kinds of inut"iiul suitable for iiinoinii.'iii.itl stniik W. capable "i explaining uiivtliing iibniii. (inutile or Marble ,,f kiild, Lol us c.ill mi vim ami show ami deiiinnslrate the mill. r.l llo' agent's commission If iinl we will rail nil ' nil Wo llllVO ..| ink in Li e ami \ViHo Counties', h \v. ok, W e make terms lo suit tbe buyer Ymirs verv respectfully, .1 < > i v a 11 rv < ?ite js< >rv >-;. ami work ami drop iik a e Minn- of l In- bi'i \ on iin\ I lung i Hilf ami ari' any llllh Ul-il (JMICHE1.IN- FPUNOED - I?32 V 12 to 15% Extra Weight tiin.AJM I NeaMMTuiJ J y ? '-Of. t / -. MICHE?N UNIVERSAL LlII-UJ.^- i(|[au When yon buy your next tire make thin simple tent. Let n? weigh a Mtcbeliti Universal Tire in comparison with any other 7ion-skid of the sumo size. Vou ? find tit Miehelin 12 lo 15,' hiavfcf than the avrrofe, the exact piteehtagt Jtf>enJi>tg on Ike ilxt of the titei uieJ in the tell. This extra weight represents extra rubber and fabric, which meant extra service. C. C, LONG, Big Stone Gap, Va, NE QUALITY ONLY- THEUESTjg ilio'ii of Virginia's Inslorj. "I I n in stock and i rups: S '\i.no worth ul World's Virginia State F*ir O.i. 9 to U. 1916 Ritlimaiid Vj Virginia State Fair Association, Richmond, Va. l-.i $25.000.00 Worth ol W'orlil'i Heel Free Show,-.! mZnsS^LjJ^. 7_yi gT.jjr.l-_ Thi-ir record is proof ol ttielr , und Um f:r:.t loots laid _i? n appearance; iuoim-prool Foi JOSHUA A JOHN F. MOI 'Orth. On tlie market twenty-nine II ti?;lit and good led-y. Tliey -re id Inexpensive. ate b,j -LJiNS. Big Stono Gap.lVn Later?-Lindon died this morn? ing at ,'? o'clock'. Resides bis bead being crushed in, be was badly burned oil his shoulder and leg. lie was a native of Christiunsbiirg, Va,, and the body was taken charge of by W. W. Taylor & Sons, under lakers, and shipped there this morning. Stute of Ohl? I.i l'rnnk J, i i, st'iilor uarliiiei ?t- Co.. doliiR ledo. C'ountv lli.it s.il.l arm HUNDRED ?r Toledo, I i.t il.. ?.Ii ? llr .i.I.I. Old newspaper, this olllce. sah Urn, ... ?IUI'*? It, III, "I Stale :,fi 111 I'.e !!?? I ml.I. \ Its f.., rncli unit v., t.-?e ui i iiinrli Unit cannot I.. . i by the ujo et HALL'S i\\T umil . i Sworn to tu-.'nri. me und hiiI.m. hi,. , (Seal) A. W H ill'? Cuinrili Cur ?mil acts directly un.. surfaces ,.r nie syst OI.KASON Notary piibl Is taken Ini.-n testimonials, fr,' CIIBNEV .. nil Druggists, Hold In .., T?k? lun , Kiimiy mil r? caissti pells