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IQ Post VOL. XXV, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA? WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7. 1917. No. 10 WILSON FORMALLY IS INAUGURATED Takes First Oalh of Office af Capitol. PUBLIC CEREMONY TODAY Parade of Many Thousands, Including Distinguished of the Land. Military and Naval Organizations Escort President to the White House. Washington, March 5.?President Wilson was formally Inaugurated to day with public ceremonies which re fleeted a great national oxprosslon of Amerlcansim. lie had taken the nalli of office at imon in hin room at titt} capltol yesterday. Before a desk piled with executive business laid hefoiv him in the clou ln?: hours of congress and surrounded by members <if his officlnl fanillv, the president reaffirmed with uplifted hand and grave features Ilia promise to uphold the constitution in whatever crisis may confrpul the nation In tho iiuimontous four years before It After he ha<l repeated solemnly the OHth (nken Mr-t? bj Washington a century and a quarter ugu hi kissed the BibW at the passage reading "Tbo Lord Is our refuge; :i very present help In time uf trouble." Chief Justice White administered the oath ami was the Hist In extend bin congratulations. Wringing the president's hand, thicj chief Justice looked feverently into bis face for a moment mid sub), brokenly "Mr. President. I mn very! very happy." Member;! of the cabinet llu>n crowd, ed up Ith expressions of regard. Mr] Wilton received 'hem with n smile and then turned back to hi; desk to contplat. hid liiterrupteil task Today at noon the presldmil look the oath again on the Inaugural Bland before the capltol lie might have omitted yesterday's ceremony luidel* precedents established by oilier prcsl dents, but ho decided tq comply liter ally with the constitution Htipiiliillrili that he taki> office :u noon on the Ith of March. vice President Marshall did not take the oath yesterday lie was sworn In for his second term todu> nt tho special session of Hit" new M>h ate with the uuual vice prcsld' ntlal IniiiiKuratlou ceremony The capital. Illlod with thousands who hnvo come frohi the four iiuartorH of the nation for tlx- ipindroniilul event for several days hns ! ???>n .1 tip too In anticipation of today's demon stratlon. Although the Inaugural was planned under the president's dir.'-' tlon lo be as simple us Ilm clrcuni-j stances would permit, It WBB kt?j illt finent In getioral character from the usual ceremony An customary, the presldeiil after hr- Lbs taken the ob tli and ilollyorriil his Inaugural address on an open air stand before Irin capltol, rode back to the While Mouse at ill" bead of u pa? rade of many thousands. Including Ihe distinguished of the land, military and naval organizations, and a long line of delegations of private citizens. Then he received the marchers from a stand before Ihe White House grounds One feature, however, reflected di? rectly the gTBVIty uf ill.- international situation Down Pennsylvania it Venue the parade passed between lines of national guardsmen, chosen front the New York reitlmcnts. forming n mill tary barrier on elthor side of the line of march Not since Lincoln's second Inauguration during the civil war, have troops been stationed to keep spectators bnck from an Inaugural pa? rade. REDUCE U-BOATS BY TWENTY Senate and House In Conference Re? duce Extra Subsea Craft. Washington, March ?.-j-Thc naval appropriation bill, carrying $r.3!i,000, 000. went to the president after tho house and senate bad accepted a con? ference report reducing tin- number of extra submarines to In' built from fifty! lo twenty. As the bill was finally tip proved the bill provides for thirty eight submarines. The bouse ngr?;ed to the conference report shortly be. fore adjournment and the senate then ratified the report. The senate conferees yielded th" provision for enlarging the Charleston. S. 0.. dry dock. Tho conferbitco re? port does not reduce the total appro prlation materially, as tin- }.:.".,.,000 emergency fund applied In the senate bill toward immediate construction of . ?bmarlnes is retained! A Box Supper. i'A Box Supper will In) given nt Ittn Seminary l?irli School building on next Saturday, March tho 10th, at 7:30. The proceed* will go for tli<> benefit of tin; fjohool. A coro?al invi? tation extended. News Snapshots ?vV..r?nur!'r,irl?i'u..WUT" "T l? ??nct)?? "???*??? nMHMW the cmntry !..-:,?,.. lipprl -i nl the'fn i il Of the Week ?|? WOI?<",> '"?<' ?HW? were Uli'.-.!. Coi.mss wni urt??! to hurry i^ciMirntlotiH to rWottit ?WkhlimhVi! 'l.v ^AMnL?*,', out I In* ftTcnioiik-s. In N out Willi lire hose to In- r nitcil While rrnmrk: ilier .in 11 rmy iilticcr crdiini) than ?i ?nv tin,. , , ,Z V. 1 "r ",,"'r l""",,!lr,lm-,'?- 1,1 ?'???? Gcnrinns. Ie.1 by I'rlncc liujiprccht, eviiciintal Bruumi wan at an) time riiioc the battle "f tlio Mnrnc. Serious f"??! rl..u occurrci! in NVw York city Dissatisfied With Electric Light Service. I'In? r.? Sim in- in I"' ;i good ill V.f diaWitiHluqiion in .Siohi'(Jap anil Appalilellia rrua.il m^ tlm uliu.'rg'i-tj tlii- oloctric li^M irntri pun \ is inak'ihvf for iMirrt'hl fiiiiiinli itd their patrons. Sonn; iisits cliiitii (Inn ihoir liyht in 1 Is liiivi'lii ini liiori-, tllali ilolibK'il hi tili! I.i t fiiw niiinilis. Sn ili-sallsli.-l an- lite pOOpIt! lif A ppallil-liia that limy liiivO j-titrtitd it iiiovi'ini'nl looking In Ilm i-sUililirtliinnnl ? ?I a municipal plant i>r a now coihpatn to furnish: lights U)r thai toiV.it. Wt; i|i> hoi ;i itiiy roiiViin why tin- promni li^lit (?olhpain i-anmit filmirth lights (n (iig -^lon-l (lap ami Appalaollia as elmap as thi'so linvhs ciij in iU? ? it tin m iVc fn^esl that thin inttttijr should !).? 1 ..?<!.??.t in(n l>v ii (Miminitti'il ami sc- Witi'llmr or no Iii? light eitliip|i Soldier Boys Return Home Company H Greeted With' ljargcThronfj of Patriotic Citizens Given Big Reception. Tin! brnye Mdii.i. r i> ?yn nt < loiuiiany II. Si.ml ItcgimOliI nt Virgil)ill N atioital <!uard, nil der ? niiiii inet <if <.'.i[?tain ,1. I-'. Hullitt have at last retuijm d home lifter a campaign of oiglii months oil Ilm Mexican Hordcr They arrived 11 tore Thursdiv h'igiii at i i o'clock oh a spec! tl train from Richmond, where thiiy liuv<|< been located for I tvii weeks, following their return from Ih'?wn^ville, Tekus, A more patriotic rcene was never witnessed in lt;e; Stone Gap tliiiit that .-Imwii in greeting tin1 hoys tlptiii their In nn' ci ni ingi A laru;e delegation of! citizens in automobiles, accom? panied bj the Kays ('On cert Itailil were on hand when! the train pulled in. Captain Itullitt marched his men. headed by the hand, to the armory, where ihey rceeiv ed an invitation lo attend a re ccptioh in the Moni,. Viatu Building, given by the locul chapter of the United Dapgli ters of the Confederacy] The lar^e room wan tastefully deem,ited in national odors of red, while and hlne. After a short address of vv'elcdinri \>\ Hon, Lt.T; Irvine the Company I wiifl served sandw iehes and hot ! iSe-lTae, while the hand played several national airs. There were a total of about fifty men arriving here, ^ovoral stopping olT a! their homes on the wa> from Richmond. An invitation from Wise was read by Captain Bullitt to in em her a of the Com pany from 'bat place to attend a banquot to be given by the citizens at the Colonial Hotel on March 7th. K.ver.v member of the com piny appeared in excellenl health, except a few Who had enhtij!ioi;i-<l i>;i?1 coM? liji.nii <>ti-| 11? i i 11 n . i oo'liloK i" 1 i 11in Ii; \ . - . ilnmi rli lih.vinhs In ijel biiek 1 lllilllll llg'lill .lli I'XproSSl I 'lu iii M'lvi -; i';t;'.T ui another rli in. In Uii in r'.i.w neeeSsity arises. ! Captain Buliitt guv?< his iiioii special insi niiv i. i, iijiin thear; louv'o of absence in ii.i ijjii al.'l I f >ir a Call Ulli} I"' 1-.-M. .1 at any tiUK' for :ln ir i.turn iiwJ i n ?,: In ai Uli' im m l ii inn . prevail mil; at 1 he pi'i'si nl I tin ? I''nst l.ii'til.'ii nil \V l i . S\\i l<a'rraii fitopjM it off in Itotinoku where Ii? will sp.ml a loyv ila> - with relatives before r> turnt u^ Ui tin- (lap. ttptloti is .i I'istt .if those who rcltirncil horn Thilr.sila\ night! t'aptam .1. I'', Unlii". la.ui. nulit I Liu y Htl.jitl SiM'ni iints- S.iinii.-l 11. M.' Ctiesney, Tale I liiiii-.-, .I.ihn V. II..in.', .Milt.... 11 l;.i,, ni'itl Millar.! Cres1? ami .lohh .M K-v. ing Corporals < 1 -earl i illiaio, A ho Collmiid, II irry j?. Si, w'il. I lain M Cninba ami ('In. net! ,1, iiridewell. .Mechanic l: K. .Mulh n. Co.iks \l. I'. Vaiiteo ami .las. I'. Wise. Privates .jessco A Adding tun, I;.il.t I.. ('.Hints. .M \\ Vicars, A. Ii. vYynn, It. L. Mmelielil, Sieve SCeVOUSOII, Krank I'ti.llips, K. K Lowls, fail Th'nyiJr, Win II. Hamlet.; Cl'fton I-'lanary. Itobi Sproles, <i. U ll.'pass, Clitisi Ueeves,! Theodore Mines, M. C Mullinp, Ben hi laney, Kinn r KilgoreJ Win. HoneycuU,Jus. Williams, Hcseo Thomas, Jas II. FannonH iianio llolbroulc, ('has. |,,iV, <;. j Ii. Clark, Arvahe Cromwell,! W. I'. Cassi.ly ami Wm. II.-p. kins. James N. il, a former member of Company 11, bin who win's 11 ansferr. il In Company M at tin; tuohilizutioo camp was al? so flliioiig the arrivals. WANTED (Ire miners at Irontlnlo mines. Steady employment at K""d j WUK. s. 1 lotormont Coal V iron Corp, Elk for High Knob I ho Stale <! ,mi" Wurden, of N iifolk, wiia recently in tho I i lp IMII f Iii II14 with St 11 to Holla lor .lohn M i iooillon in regard to pbi'eitli; I Ii elk in tho litgh K nob count im in Wiho County, which ho has doiinitoly decided ? ii do, ii an ,-.ii ly il.ito Tlit-ito oik in- furnished by tho i;ov eminent anil shipped from the Yi llou Nut.I Tai l:. The llnjh Knoh isoothih is a splendid place for oik ami limy will, no iliiliht, lib \\ oil ani| in. eresisc rapidly. Annual Meeting Of Big Stone Gap Athletic ! Association To-Nijjht. There wili ho a im tiling of ] tho Hiii Stone ' i:i|i Aihlotio As. SOfiatlilll in Iho Monte Viatu Building to-night ill eight o'clock I or I In- pill pose of elecl llli: o|lie.-t . foi the \ e ir I'M 7. . *i nii 11 e eoi ilhiil \ invite,1 to I a1', lot tins inoetiiig ami bring your friends with yijti rite Parent-Teachers Asso-i ciatioh Meeting. The t'.n . nt- Teachers' Asso? ciation hehl I heir regulation monthly liieelino lust Welms days afternoon in Ihe public school auditorium. Save all your old newspapers, ik ihe alnguu ihiit ihe ineinhers ot the A ssiiei.itmn aii- now u-in?. Mr Ii N. Knight, the kdiliir, very kindly olTereil ihe Association lie-use of Ins pa-1 per hiUlei'i s,, .,11 the old newa papers w dl I.Ile.otod; I) ill d and sold The umimy helng used lo cat ii mi ihe Associa? tion work iii the sei.I. A j'oii will he glyi'li for the huiictii of ihe Association on Satunlav, Match 17th, St Patrick's l>a\ . at Ihe I. .me of Mr-. ,1. NV; fhalkley. A ftei l he Inisiness of the af leilioon h id been disposed of, Dr Win. Keister addressed the meeting on Medical Inspection in our Schools. Mr'. Keister is tin.w all tune health oUlcer of Wise .Coiiniy. lie. is a clear logical speaker and his address was both very interesting and insiructive. At the close of Hie lUCOting tea and Cakes wer? served in one of ihe milsIC rooms bv Mrs .1 I. MeCormick. Mis. I,. T. Winston, Mrs. t'. b\ ('imp, Misses .) a mi. Bailey ami Olgu Horton and a social hour was enjoyed The next meeting will ho the lasil Wednesday in March and the topic for discussion will he '?The Public School System". Depot Destroyed By Fire. The Southern depot til ist Stone i lap cuughl lire T hu radii) night about In o'clock ami burned to the ground, causing a loss of about $800, Thiirn was no om? in (lie building at the time and the origin of '.he lire eannoL be ascertained, un? less ,1 was caused by an over? heated .-love. A box ear is be? ing used to store freight and other neeessitiea until a new building CID I??.- elected. High L'osi of Living Cannot lk- Handled. Washington. Iviarcii :l At tornov li un ral iin tjiin todav advised Senator Borah that no ov ii|.-in-. ? hail I.ii foil till up tti this liine, except in t ii lir three cases, tu warr int tin- Ii il oral government to seek indict? ments in its iii vostigutioil Of tin rising cost i>( liv ing. I ii.- sah- of fiii.ilstulVs by re taih'ls in consumers in various Cities' tlm attorney-! i mernl Hinted, generally falls outside, tin- jurisdiction <if l In- federal government, ami incrnnsoti brought about Ivy a sellish im pulst! nf 11 ittk'r to utko ntlViitit ngtj of tin- extraordinary eomli i ion of i In- t inms are not pun? ishahh' 11 Inter anv fei|crul law, j im matter how laekiiit! in eooh urn i' jusiiiicatiiiti, nur how ex- ! toitionaii'; M r. i iregnry presented his j yiuws in a lone; letter in t to Malm senator, ? Im i> llie nitli in .-I a pointing lull in appro; \ prialt! rii;O0(i,Oi)ii I'm- relief 61 j sull'erers from lite high eoHt ol living. One. of his suggestions was whether tlm proiltii.xclmngf ami stock yards of tlm countrv should In- placed under much el.-er governmental scrutiny ami regulation than now pre vails. '?Withnut stopping liovv tu implii e," i ||e letter said . ' hn\v far the fo lorul government Ciltild illleellv regulate such OX Changes, it could doubtless tic-] c mjilish ihn same objects by proscribing the conditions' uii der which i hey should be per liiitied tti mm tlm mails, ihr telegraphic :n"! other tnsiru nmiilltlilaes of interstate com minimal mo in carrying nil limit businesH " Assncialions existing in al iiiohI overt blanch nf trade, tlm a11in in-\ -general continued, while peiforming some vdi\ useful fhnciions, "also in many cases niake their influence fell in maintaining prices in such a subtle ami intangible way that it is impossible in convict tin m ? if violating i he law". Tlllt lelliliCCy of federal judges in Wilpasing sentence upon those convicted of violating the iiuli-trust law, in Uoiile in? stances, wire cited. Mr Gre? gory declared that a number of federal judges always hive been ami an- --till apparently reluctant to enforce the Sher? man act. Largely because of the short lime remaining nf the present session of congress, it was said, on legislation embodying th'e depart.Ill's views hail been prepared or was contemplated at pr? sent. Hone Dry Hill Effective July 1st. Washington, March ; At J: l.'i o'clock this morning the senate agreed to the Moon rosn lution postponing the date of the effectiveness nf the Keod ?'bone dry" resolution in the postotlice appropratiou until Inly I nexl Tlm house adopt? ed i Im resolution early last night .^i SALESMAN WAN'TKK To tell lulirii-.it m^' oil. urca.'O, spei Ultic.1 ititl paint Part or whole lime. ConimlMiOil lie.i-until ability i? established. Vet} mitteilt position anil wiilc ftoltl when iiu.illne<l if ilcntrcil Man with rig |m l. n.l KIVKKMKK ItKKIXI.NO COM? PANY Cleveland, '?Iii?. Gapture German Trenches Over Two-Mile Front. RUSSIANS WIN IN PERSIA Berlin Report? the SinVlnrj of ? Num. ber of Enemy Vessels?Trench Raids and Artillery Activity on the French Front. I binden, March .'-Another advance ha* been made b) the itrltlsli troops In their forward movement in tho lucre area, .'.ist of (iomuiecourt, alotig a IwouiUc from Of! about two thirds uf n mild N'enrij 200 Hermans were captured German trout and support lines iiasl HoUchavcsnos also were raptured, on a I rout of 1,3009 yards, with 17.: prisoners and three machine .:ims taken The Hermans sustained heav> losses In several futile counter attacks The capture of llam?iiau, In 1'ursla. dlghtlj liio'e than I'Oil m i! ? ; from the ' in mi nt bonier, has been an nouiiecd olllclallj bj Petrograd. Bus slah troops nlsii are on the offensive farih.ir noithwesi and have captured a yllinse within ten miles of llijar. Ii-ieh raids ..ml artlller) bombard ne in ? Constitute about lb" only ac? tivity on tli-> |-,,.|? h front. After In ?-ii - bombardment the Hermans do Hverei an attack lue- i .it 1-Vvclori. ler I'll- Herman.' Iuii the Mrst line the Pre ?ted in the Verdun sec succeeded In enter rencbes. according lee lint lllltne.ll.lt. with considerable io)>s In tore- attempted llan positions east of ilolent artillery proparn . .. ? I.ill. .1 ivltll the Alls heavily, according lo .1 Irans s. with 1. rv and - . .., >on i i..... i > ? ed .f Malta, while; the ...it. under escort. Hi- i.oilqm -ouih sinking of thirteen RESERVE OFFICERS' CORPS War Department Plans Recruiting of E*tra Olficcrs. Washington. March .*? I'l.m : to re? cruit at leasl til' members. In Ihu !>?? fair number of application1* an- tiled 'An .-y mutual ion is necessarVj" says a department statement; but Inas? much as personality find probable ef jicieriey nr.- Klv?n great v.. i bt by the regular army olhcers who cotidiici the examination, then- Is no reason why eligible men should hesltnti to apply for [?ouIiiiIh ions on iic.-oiiiil of being rusty or .jven deficient on technical military matters Practical e\perl en.niler the r.-nular Army would remedy this. The important thing is to appoint in.-n of character and HILBERTS NOT ARRAIGNED Held For Death of Small Son Until Grand Jury Meets. Conilersvlllo, In.I . March ?Her? man and Lillian Hilbert, mau and wlfo. prisoners In the Fayettc .ountv lall, held without bond on a charge of first degree murder as a result of the coroner's investigation Into the do'ath of Master Russell loseph Hilbert, who Is !,-liev.-il to have I.n poisoned, have not bceti arraigned for a preliminary hearing1, and It is announced that no action may bo taken before the grand Jury convenes. Hilbert and bis wife say they are Innocent, but they do not deny that tho boy might have swallowed strych? nin-, is the poison was kept In a trunk on the second door Censor Holds Up Story. Copenhagen (via London). March r>. ?The Merlin papers contain no refer? ence to the Zimmermann note to Mo.v Ixo, and apparently the news from America lias been held up by the censor. Berlin dispatches lo Copen? hagen afternoon papers also made no reference to the affair.