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and the Bell Wherever progress is, there will the Bell Telephone be found. They go 1 hand in hand. Bell lines reach every? where: in the crowded cities, in tlio villages, on the farms. Ever)' Bell subscriber is connected with the same system and has the use of the same thousands of miles of wires as hue the nation's executive. Bell service?the kind you eujoy?is I good oervice. When you telephone, smile. n THE CHESAPEAKE AND POTOMAC TELEPHONE COMPANY OF VIRGINIA E. R. MILTON, Local Man ago r. Tot. 8000 Norton, Va. Ilici Mi It, It, Parker und \V. H Peters wore visitors in Bristol Wednesday, Mrs, Houston, i?f CorbirijKy., was the guest of her daughter, Mrs Josiu tJaddorer the past week, Qeorgo Morton left thin week for New Jersey, where he will spend (he Holidays with his sister. Ob Saturday Mrs. Mar? garet Holl' and Miss Virginia Williams spent the day u! Hurrugato, Tetin., with Olive, Elsie and Faith Bergren. Oil Sunday .Miss Irene Hunt, who h.is been milliner here for Fuller Brothers for the pas! three seasons hns left for her home in Danville, Ya. The many friend-, of Miss Hunt re gret thai she will not return lierp next season. Horn to Mr, mid Mrs. John Gibson, on Saturday, December IOlli, a daughter, ()o Sunday Mrs Chester Mc? Kenzie left fur her home in Mendnta, where she will spent the Nmas Holidays Mrs. W. B. Beleih and chil? dren are visiting relatives at Alberts. Tuny Waken, who has been in Detroit the past three months, returned home hist week quite sick. Tony's friends will bo glad to learn he is much improved, Last week Koscoe nnd Beit Blondell, w ho are living in AI bet la, Canada, came in for a several month's slay. Their friends gladly welcome them in llu-ir midst. .1 11. Guntner passed away Saturday morning at three o'clock. Mr. Guntner had been seriously ill for several mouths so nis death did not come un ox pooled I y. His two daughters, Mrs. llorboth, of Chicago, and Mrs. Bolvin, of Bpartansburg, 8. C, and son, ,1. W. Guntner, of this place, were With him. On Sunday morning friends ac? companied the family lo BriB tol, where the body was in? terred. The family have the sympathy of their many friends in their tune of sorrow. TRY IT! SUBSTITUTE FOR NASTY CALOMEL, Starts Your Liver Without Making You Sick and Can Not Salivate. Every druggist in town ? your druggist and everybody's druggist has noticed a groat I falling olf in the sale of calo? mel. They all give the same reason. Dodson'a Liver Tone is taking its place. - Calomel is dangerous and peo? ple know it, while Dodeon's Liver Tone is perfectly safe and gives better results," said a prominent locul druggist. Dodeon'tf Liver Tone is person all) guaranteed by every drug gist \vln> sells it A large bot? tle crisis 60 cents, and if it fails to give easy relief in every ease of liver sluggishness ami eon stipatipn, you luiyi only to ask for your money hack. Hudson's Liver Tom? is n pleasant-lasting, purely vege? table remedy, harmless to both child rOll and adults. Take a spoonful at night and wake up feeling line: no biliousness, sick headache, arid stomach or con? stipated bowels. It doesn's gripe or cause inconvenience all tiny like violent calomel. Take a dose of calomel today and to 1 morrow you will feel weak, sick und nauseated. Don't lose u day's work! Take Dods oil's Liver Tone instead and feel line, full of vigor and ambition ? adv. Altavista LadyPraises I Tanlac. Believes It Will Do for Oth? ers What it Has Done for Her and Is a Fine Tonic. "1 bong III Tanlac. because I j saw where others has been re liovud, who suffered with trim bles like ! had", said Mrs. T. jS. Scruggs, of Altavista, Vit , and in diserilung her condition before and after taking Taulnc she said. "1 suffered from gen? eral debility ami severe pains all through my body. My tip petite whs poor and whul little I did eat caused me to sutler with severe attacks of illdiges lion, 1 had not life or energy. I bought Tanlac because 1 saw where others had been relieved who Buffered with troubles like I had and my relief is as fol? lows. Tlo-pains have h-ft mo entirely and my whole general condition has been improved. 1 believe it to do all they claim for it, it is a line tonic ami I I believe it will do for others j what it done for me." Anyone suffering with stom? ach, kidney or liver ailments cdll very wisely take the advice pf Mis. Scruggs am! thousands of others who have praised Tan lac so highly and go today to the Mutual Drug Company and gi t a bottle of Tanlac. and give it a trial.?adv. Preeling, Vs., 1>. c. 15.?Mrs Hnth Stanley has an attack of spinal trouble, and sit" is in a serious condition, her mind be? ing much effected by the at I tack. She has had . very pro? nounced Symptoms of the trou I ble before, but nothing serious Dr. Uufus L Phipps, of Clint wood, is attending Mrs. Stan? ley. California now enjoys the distinction of having kept the whole country in ^uspouso for two weeks while it counted its vote. California ought to got a few adding machines. What Grandpa Knows SOME folks say 'at Red Riding Hood She didn't livo at all nor go Down where th' wolf was In 'at wood, Bat grampa says 'at it is 10. An' some folks say 'at Goldilocks Don't meet th' bears an' run away, | A-bumpia' into trees an' rocks, But grampa's seen her many a day. My grampa takes me on his knee An' tells me all 'boat Pass in Boots An' 'bout th' fairies you oan't see For their in-vie?their funny suits. An' ho knows where the bean? stalk is 'At Jack tli' Oiant Killer oliiub' To get 'at gold an' things o' his, 'Cause grnmps's seen It many a time. An' Cinderella, too, my pa 1st laugh an' say 'at he don't know, But grampn?w'y, my grampa saw Her slip 'at slipper on her toe! An' Simple Simon?would you think He never wns like some folks say t But grampa ouly laugh nn' wink, 'Cause he has seen him many a day. My grampa knew Boy Blue nn' all Th' children 'at llvo in th' shoe. When Humpty Dnmpty had 'at fall He's standln' close as me an' yon, An' ho say 1st to don't buhlleve Th' folks 'at say thero ain't no chlmo 0' reindeer bolls on Christmas eva, 'Canso ho has heard 'cm many a time. ?Chicago Tribune. Spoiled the Chrlstmne Dinner, Guest (dining nt marry Chrlstmris party) ? Tommy, whero do turkeys conio from? Tommy (pointing to one on the ta ble)?Dunno, hut tun cot HiIh one from n tramp for u quarter, muse ho unlit he etolo It. Didn't he, inn? The Christmas Guest WHOSO shall come my way that night, By moor or hill or Bhore, For him the blessed cuudlcs light, For him the open door. (Oh, Mary, this for thy Son's sake, Though mine comes in no more!) My hearth is swept, my Yulo logs bum, My board is decked and spread, For any who may come in turn Arc wnnnth and wino and bread. (Oh, Mary, grnnt my son this night Be housed nnd comforted!) Bid banned or beggared come for guest, My heart shall share his woes, Aud on his head my hand shall rest To bless him ere he goes. (Oh, Mary, grant my son this night That blessing and repose!) This night for thy one Son's dear sake Wait light and warmth and wine. Oh, Mary, wc bo mothers both! Take these my tears for sign, And this I do for thy sweet Son. WUt thou not do for mine I ?Theodosia Garrison in Broadway Magazine. The First Christmas Carol. In tbo second chapter of St. Luke it Is recorded that on the night of the Nativity "there were In the snino coun? try" In which tin- Christ wns born, "shepherds abldtug In Hie Hold keeping watch Over their Bock by nlghl. And. )o, the nngol of tho I..id (.'nine unto thom, and tho glory of the I.onl nhone round them, und they were sore nfrnld. And tho angel sold unto theiii. 'Pear not, for, behold, I brine yon good tidings of (trout Joy which nliall be to nil people For unto yon is born this day, In tho city of David, u Sav? iour, which la Christ ttie Lord. And this ebnll be n sign unto you: You shall find tho babe wrapped in ?wnd dituj: cloths, lying In u manger.' Aud suddenly there was with the nngcl a multitude of tho heavenly hosts prais? ing God and saying. "Glory to God In tho highest aud pcaeo on cntth to inou of good will." This Is tho first Christ? mas enrol which, sung on the very night of tho Nativity, nfforded a model for all tho carols of tho following gen? erations, If tbo high cost of whtto pa per interferes, lovo letters can be just us silly on any other color. BRYAN AGAINST OWNERSHIP BY THE GOVERNMENT Gives Newlands Camillas His Views on Railroad Control. COMPETITION PREFERABLE. Federal Regulation Should Not Bo Al? lowed to Exclude Exercise of State Authority, Ho Contends?Thinks Rail? road Stockt Should Represent Actual Value and Go Stable ae Government Bonds. Washington. Dec. 11. ?William J. Urynit, who startled the country ten years ago by ndvocutlng government ownership uf railroad*, appeared be? fore the Newlands Joint Committee on Interstate Commerce lust week In sup? port of the claim that the ?taten should be allowed to retain authority over the regulation of all transportation lines within their borders. Mr. Itrynn ex? plained that he had long regarded gov? ernment ownership ns Inevitable, but only because Of railroad opposition to effective regulation. Against Govornmcnt Ownership. "rersonnily I cannot sny that 1 de? sire government ownership," he ex? plained, "because I lean to the Indi? vidual Idea rather than to the collec? tive Idea; that Is, I believe that gov eminent ownership Is desirable only where competition Is Impossible." Alfred P. Thorn, counsel to the Hall? way Executives' Advisory Committee, previously had presented before the members of the Newlands Committee as one of his rensons for urging a bet? ter balanced nnd more systematic reg? ulation of railroads the argument that this Is the only alternative to govern? ment ownership. Culling attention to the restrictions Imposed upon the transportation lines by conflicting state laws and regulations, to the practical cessation of now construction and to the Impossibility under cxlstlnr. conditions of securing the new capital needed for extensions anil betterments of railway facilities, he warned the Congressmen that unless they provided n fair and reasonable system of regulation thiil would enotiln the railroads to meet the growing needs of the country's busi? ness the national government would bo compelled to take over the owner? ship of the lines with all the evils at? tendant upon such a system. Preservation of Competition. Mr. Bryan; on the other band, holds that the further extension of federal authority over the railroads would be n step In tlie direction of government ownership, lie advanced the view tiutt the centralization of control In the hands of the national government would Impose too great a burden upon the regulating body, would offer strong temptation to railroads to Interfere in politics and would encourago the gen? eral movement townrtl centralization of power In the federal government ut the expense of the states. He said Unit he did not object to consolidations of railroad Hues so long as they did not destroy competition, that he knew of no complaint against great railway systems because of their size and that he lieilcved thnt the preservation of competition was the test to be applied to ull consolidations. Regulation of Securities. Mr. Itrynn declared himself In favor of national regulation of railway st.i-k ami lionil Issues, but nddetl that he saw no reason why that should exclude the states from acting on the same sub? ject ns to state corporations. "I would like to see the stock of a railroad; as long as It is in private hands, made as substantial and as unvarying ns the value of a government bond." he as? sorted. He suggested that railroad capitali? zation be readjusted to eiiualtze It with actual valuation of the p-opcrty rep? resented, making due allowance for equities, nnd thnt when this was done the roads should be allowed to earn sufficient Income to keep their stock at par and to create a surplus. Tho latter, he tentatively proposed; might lie allowed to amount to "2"i per cent of the capital. Railway Earnings Low. This subject of railroad capitalization nnd the amount of railroad earnings received further attention from the committee during Its recent sessions. In answer to questions by Senator Cummins. Mr. Thorn submitted figures showing the net earnings of the ronds In recent years. These figures show thst during the live years from 1005 to 1010 the sveroge net earnings: were (S.2B per cent of the net capitalization, while for the five years from 1010 to 1015 the overage was only 4.50 per cent. The total earnings on the stock, computed by adding to the net oper? ating Income the Incomo from tho se? curities owned and deducting bond In? terest, were for 1010, 7.09 per cent; for 1011. 0.17 per cent; for 1912, 1.07 per cent; for 1013. 5.04 per cent; for 10H, 4.00 per cent; for 101f>. 8.4-1 per cent, thus showing an almost contin? uous decrease throughout this six year period. It was announced that Hal ford Krlckson, formerly chairman of tho Wisconsin Railroad Commission, would submit more complete Informn - Uon on Ibis subject to tho Committee ?t a later date. Christmas Customs k-?* THK Russian working people ocUe CbrlstmaB as an occasion (or ceuslng work for a lengthy period ?sometimes for a month. 'Xbo clergy call upon t?elr flock and receive sub? stantial presents, not Infrequently grudgingly presented. "Kolcnda" is tlio celebration of Christmas, ovo, when the peasants gather about tlio houses of tho nobles, Ring carols and Bcratnblo for tho coins tossed to them from tho windows. Then comes n great ninsouerade, when peasants of all ages jlsjoss themselves to represent aulmals, Uio idea being to perpctuato tho memory of the lowliness of the Saviour's birth In n stable. lu Rouninnln It Is the custom to bless tho Danube nt Christmas, and a pro? cession consisting of priests and peo plo dressed to represent Ulbllcul char? acters moves through the streets sing? ing clmut? und so to the banks of tho river. Tho lco on the stream Is bro? ken and u small woodeu cross thrown Into tho wuter. Any oiio who can re? cover this cross is rvgnrded us extreme? ly- fortunato and suro of good luck for tho remainder of tbo years ho spends ou earth. A quaint and lmpresslro ceremonial Is observed lu llolh. nd ou Christmas eve. At midnight the men of tho towns nnd villages meet, dressed lu va? ried costumes, In the public .squares. Ono is selected, and Into his chnrge Is given n large Illuminated star mounted upon n pole, and with this star ns a guide?us the wise men were guided to llethlehem?a procession winds through tho streets, the men chuutlng the "?lorlo In Excchds." After the pnrado a groat supper Is served, mid tho Christ? mas day has beeu well beguu.?Har? per's Weekly. That Christmas turkey will lasto fine for those who have the price of the turkey. Man fondly belioves Unit ho is tlu". master of Iiis own home. But he's the only one that be lieves it. FOR XMAS GIFTS A Large and Varied Assortment Just received a large as nor linen t of books especially appropriate for holiday uifts. We have spared no pains in trying to supply your wants in Ibis line and therefore onr ncslly solicit your patronage. Don't wait until a few days before Xmas but conic now and i;ot the pick. For the Children: nilllc Whiskers Scries. I'inkcy and Toodlcs. Uz Books. Mother (louse Series. Mother's Footstool Stories. Bed lime Stories. Kainy Day Stories.. Acorn Scries. Children's Linen Books. ABC Books. Drawing Books. Boy Scouts. Qlrl'a Blue Ribbon Scries. For the Grown-Ups: Teachers Red Letter, Leather Bound Bibles, $1.25 to $2.50. Select Poem Ulft Books in Ooze Leather. Toast Books Smoke mi d Bubbles. The Ktiboiyst. When Roses Bloom. Tbc Holly aod tbc Fir. Flowers of Friendship. When All Is Sun Within. I'm Otad I Met You. Let Us Smile. Tht Vampire. My Rosary, and others. Wise Printing Go. BIO STONE OAP, VA. 6:00 p. m. for N I xiints, Pul I mat 1:33 p. m. ami 7:uC p. trains with pullma lugton, Baltimore, l Now York via Lyncht, inake local Mops. 12:111 p. in. dally for all pom Bristol and I.ynchburg. Con Walton at 5:10 p.m. with thO cngo Kxprcss for all jhiIhU west a northwest. If yon nro thinking of taking a trip YOU want quotations, cheapest fare, rc liablu and correct information, as to routes, train suhcdulcs. the most comfort? able and quickest way. V.'rlte. and the iuformntioii is yours for the asking, wltb ono of our comploto Map holder?. W. O. SAU.Nliklw, li. I'. A. W U. Bnvn.i.. Pass. Traf. Mgi., ; Itoain-ke. Va. Souttiern Railway In Effect February I5lh, 1914. LEAVES BIO STONE OAI* No. '2 dully 0.-03 a. in. for Bristol am' ?? teriuediato points. Pullman sleeper Louisville to Bristol Connects with N. it \V. lor points East and Sou. H for points South and West No. 8 dally, ezcopt Sunday, 11:44 a, w for St. Charles and intermediate points. No. I daily, except Sunday, 8:1? p. in. for Bristol and intermediate points Con? nects, with \. .t W. for points East. Connects at Mocoasion Gap with train No. M for Hull's Gap, Rogers villi- ami intermediate points. For additional information .apply to nearest Agent or \V. E. ALLEN, Division I'aMOUgcr Agent, HHbIoI, Teun. ? - i J. C. CAWOOD BLACKSM1THING Big Stono Gap, Va. Wagon and Buggy work A Specialty. I have an Up-to-date Machine for putting on Kiibhcr Tires. All work given prompt attention. S. S. Masters & Co. General Blacksmith Repair Work. Boiler ami Mnchiue Itepairing. Horse shoeing a specialty. Wagon and Buggy Work. Wu make a specially of putting on rubber tires All work given promp ami careful attention. Big Stono Gap, Va. Dr. G. C. Honeycutt DENTIST BIG ISTONEEGAP. VA. Offloe.lu Willis Hull.ling over Mutua. Drug Store. Will be In Clinehport every Saturday C. L. Hamblen Representing The Southern Underwriters willi oilier good l-'lro Insurance Compa? nies. Cull on him when you licet', insurance. BIG STONE GAP. VA. dr. g. m. peavler. Treats Dlsoabos of tlio Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. BRISTOL. TENN. vVIII"be In Anpalnchia i"hiru Friday In Each Month. in.TlJ-SS-l _ fo:c & peck, Civil and Mining: Engineers. Big Stone Gap, Va. Harlan,Ky Reports and estimates ou Coal and Tim? ber Lands, Design and I'liins of Coal and Coke Plauts, Land. Railroad and Mine Engineering, Electrio Bluo 1'rinting. d. f. orr, dentist. BIG STONE GAP, - VA. Officcgiu PollyflBuilding. Olroo lli urn-8 to IS a m.; 1 to S p. m. Dr. J. A. Gilmer Physician and Surgeon OFFICE?Over Mutu.il Drugstore Bier Stone Gap, Va. DR. THOMAS F. STALEY Refractionist. Treats diseases ol the Eye, Ear. Noae and Thront. Will bo iu Appalaohla FIRST FRIDAY iu each month until S P. M. Sru, Tdf.N. /A.