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BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 4, 1917. No. 14 Answering The Presi? dent's Call On Sunday, March 25! Ii, 111.? Pr?sident issued tin order re calling into tho Federal Service a part of tli" National Guard units of ten s tu tea along the Atlantic Const. The Second Virginia Infantry was auion^ the number. No other Vir giniu troops were called out. Company 11, of this place, is in tlu? Second Virginia. The order was to niobli'/.c at home stations and wait for further orders. The Captain <>t the Company got the order on March 20th. His men had re contly been released from Federal Service and had dis ponticd and were widely scat? tered, lie at once gol in coin in'unibntion'with those by let? ter, photic and wire. H) I'Yi day night ever) man hail re? ported except one who is said to have returned tu Texan and IlllH not yet been located. 'The companies were also oi ddred t<> at once commence re? cruiting, and to recruit up tu war strength, 1 11 men'. ('um* pan)' It brought hack from the Herder only f?2 men and three ollieers from having been one nf the largest companies! it had been reduced by transfers tu other companies to make up their minimum, hy discharges of married men, and by expira? tion of enlistments to i:t below the minimum of IJ6; Plans were al mice laid for recruiting mi a large scale Among others, a Recruiting Rally was advertised for Rig Stone (hip on Saturday last, an account of which is given in another column. This and the other plans have Ian tie good fruit. Korty one men have ap plied fur enlistment, and each day is adding from live in toil tu the list. Of those who have applied, 2(1 have been cxainin ed hy Dr. VY. ( !. 1',linier, and ifc aeeepted and enlisted ami 8 disqualified on account of physical defects. (Tbti quali lications for enlistment in the National Ouard are now the same as for the Regular Arm) none hut men sound and strong from toe nail to hair need ap? ply, i The remainder of l he II have not been examined be cause an order came on Sunday nibrning to stop recruiting un til further orders. The reason for this is not known, hut it is believed that the federal authorities are unwilling to trust the phyeiciat examination to citizen doctors, and want the proceedings held up until they can send regular army surgeons for tin- purpose. An army surgeon is expected lo arrive in Rig Stone. (Jap in the next few days, and it is believed tintM the recruiting wilt then pro? ceed. In the mean lime the) names of all recruits and their addresses are being carefully registered. They will be no. tilled ii? soon as recruiting is again authorized. This break in recruiting i; very unfortunate. From the response? already made; and the enthusiasm manifested all over the country, it is believed that' Company II could have easily recruited to war strength in a few days. What oiled I the break may have remains to bo been. As yet no orders have come to tnbye from Home Station, bill they may come at any moment. U is believed that 'he Virginia troops will bo sent for a time to some of tho Kastern ports or munition plant?. But as tho Second Virginia wan among (In- first called f?>r llu.T geiicy, if war is declared, it is possible that it will be among the first in cross the Ocean and cross bayonets with the enemy. If i' iloes. it will, according 1 to the opinion of thus,, who know, give as good account of , itself as any regiment ol the I National Guard. If you want lo nee t he real thing join I lie Second Virginia and join quick Telephone Ort pi Biillitt or one ? if li s Liuutcnuuts. Armor Plant Site lo be Named D?ring this Week. Washington,March ilO,?After i a conference today with Bear Admiral b'letohor, chairman of the site inspect ion hoard. Sec. reiary Daniels said he would mi nod uce ner.l week llt'ii selec? tion of a site for lb" naval armor plate and projectile fac tories. Reports that the selection al reaily had been made were dis? closed untrue. The secretary probably will ask Congress al the special session for .in ail dition to the f' 1 ,0>>n,ii(iii appro? priated for the armor factory ?eCnilHi) (if increased prices of material, The depart meat already has designed ami Ordered the ma chiucrv for the projectile fac? tory and intends to begin actual construction work bii both plants as soon a-* possible FIRST TRIP MADE BY ARMED SHIP IS SAFE Washington, March llti.?The American liner St. Louis, the first American ship lo sail for a British port with guns aboard, has arrived safely at her desti? nation. I'he St. Louis Hailed friimNow York March !7. She was the first American passenger ves? sel to traverse the submarine zone after President Wilson's announcement that American ships would he armed. What rollte the big ship took, the details of her passage and the port of destination were of course kept secret ai. the re? quest of the administration. Schedule Of Games For Inter-High School Scries of Wise County. Saturday, April 7th. Norton at Kast Stone I lap. i i icburii a I Wise. Big Stone (lap at Appalachia. Saturday; April 14th. Wise lit Kast Stone Gap. Appalachia at fJoebiirii. Big Stone (lap at Norton. Saturday, April 'Jlst. Kast Stone (lap at Onobliril. Wise at Big Stone I lap. Norton at Appalachia. Saturday, April J.sth. Kast .'stole- Gap at Appalachia. Coeburn at big Stone Gap] Norton nt Wise. Saturday, May 5th. BigStoneGap at Kast StoneGap, (loebuni at Norton. Appalachia at Wise. CapitolGuarded Richmond, Va., March :iu.? As ti safeguard to the secrets and properly of the State, Gov? ernor Stuart today placed the t'apitol, and State Library buildings under the care of watchmen and had all doors, save one, to each of the build ingS placed under new locks and chili us New Line of Railroad Will Be Taxed lo Limit to Handle vYIuteshurg, Ivy., Mnroti lib. ??With orders being placed for the entire output 6f the ilill'ei enl innre mining em porations at. I he highest price ever paid for coal from the Kastei n Ken? tucky Held; with the ear situa? tion greatly improved; with the present output from the terri? tory immediately surrounding this oil v alone toi aling between lifteon und twenty thousand Ions daily it becomes apparent that the single line nf the Louis? ville ?v Nashvilloliuilroad eiiter-i ing this section will be taxed to (he limit. Already it has been arranged lo huiid a double traek between this city and Mcltobcrts al the road's tiimiuus in the Itoone's Kork hold, us well as addition? al J aids al Colly, three miles from here, the Neon yards in? nig entirely inaileipiate for the large tonnage now being mined. It is expeeted that divers of other improvements will be made by the railroad people m Older to meet the demands til , operators, the extensions in plants ami the addition of tin do/ens of now companies?in many instances already start ing ihOjdeyelhpiueni work; It is thoroughly eviiloiii that development work is being ex? tended at a phenomenal rate in? to prtictically over section of stem Kentucky. Within the past few days tin- closing of1 several important eainl and timber land (teals, ami the an ooiioeeuient of development of the properties will mean much from an industrial standpoint. The Uog.-rs.Dav coal lauds on Klkliorii creek, immediately be? low the industrial ciiy of Jcnkiub*, is to he developed til once, the initial work lo start during April: while the proper lies of the HiOhtcjr s> biiicale; consisting of both coal ami lim? ber lands on Vomit's Kork, above- hen . are lo be developed by I ennsy Ivania people. At Iii'-I a large band mill will be installed, followed by the development of the coal re sources As planned, a good sized industrial town to be built oil Vaunt's Kork. The Kilt Horn Hy Products t InnI Com? pany is rapidly constructing loo miners' houses jiist below Iteinphill, the center of the I'd I; Horn M iniiig Corporation's work. Vonnt's Kork is destin ed to become one of the mos', active industrial centers in the coal fields. It is practically it town now from head to month. Lt is announced thai leases are being made at this time oil I In- Tyler-I'rown coal lands nt .Mouth of Cowan, four miles be low here, on the Li. iV N.. and a new development is forthcOill mg. Just above is the proper, ties of,I. Henry Hall, who has a targe number of men doing the tirst building in the new town, christened Bessemer, in honor bf the Bessemer steel town in Alabama. Contracts arc under way oil the tirst fifty buildings, including a resilience for Manager Hall, a commis aary, welfare building, power house, coal tipple, etc. A large number of men are also rush? ing grade work, ami the N. & N. will establish freight and passenger station at once. Reports from all over the coal lleldd bring the line I en? couraging news, indicating that this year's business ami output from Kastern Kentucky's field Business. will far eclipse the records <>f previous years. Letchdr coun? ty will also fur exceed the out? put of any other county in the Stat.'. Last year Tike led ! Lelchor by a narrow margin. Company H Mustered Into FcderalServicc and Hold Recruiting Rally. Company il. Second Virginia Regiment Infantry was muster? ed iiito federal service last week at the Armory b) Liellten tint-Colonel Guy W. I'reston, who has been in the regular army over !$U years and woo deliver'-il an interesting and instructive address lo Mm men at muster, i lo re were (J? men and a ollieers present. (?a Saturday afternoon, com? mencing at o'clock. Company II. beaded b) Hie Rig Stone (iilp ami Appalachia Rand, winch furnished music lor the occasion, paraded through the principal streets ol the town ami gave an exhibition of drill ing. This Company had Hip name >f being one of tin; best I commanded and best drilled companies bli the border. Af-I (er i ho par,oh- itit people lilted j lie- Amii/.u Theatre to its capa city, many being unable lo 1 obtain standing room. Ii look ed like a Ith of July crowd. i .lohn W Chalkley was chair? man of the meeting and made aj ice. appropriate remarks, in? troducing R"v. C R. Karl)', of I Appalachia. grand llfphew of I tleneral I", ii iv ,,f Civil War fame, who biftired prayer. It was soinewhjil tlitTereill from any prayer evi r heard here ami ill epi) iill'ec.tetl the andiene,I. "America" was tiled sung by John Ko.X. .If., the author, spoke on ' lie ICmergeiicV", and handled the suliretit in Iiis usual interest ing aim intelligent wiiy. Mr. l-'ox ilechireil lie would rat hoi bu in the trenches lighting by the side if Capi. liullill I ban any man lie knew of. The chorus sang "Colum? bia, the ( loin of the t icean". The baud played n popular nil tihilltl air which was lotltlh cheered. t 'apt . Buliitt Kpoko on "As Vbiir Countr) Needs Nim" ami made a very riiirrlng address and was lomllv applauded by both eitizensl an,! soldiers Capt. Ruliitt referred to liesi dent Wilson as the greatestI president we hliv'o CvOt' had and emtihat icaily endorsed his Mexican policy I he speaker said he didn't see how we ootlhl avoid war (lllil that the time had coin,- to bur) tlo- doctrine ,.f "no entangling alliances", that tie- bit 11 eil Slates bad grown to bio a lion among nii liOUHIIlld must bear a lion's burden and a lion's part in this litaiitic struggle lor flie cans.- of justice ami humuoily. M is. I t'. I'aylor and chorus sang very sweetly "Heil, Whit. and Rhu". The band played "Dixie", wb'd'u the audience ci.red. Refreshments were then served hy the ladies to all present. Rev. C. R. Marly closed with a stirring patriotic Address, ottering to volunteer as a chaplain himself and re? citing numerous historical facts. Saturday was one of I ho most patriotic days over witnessed in Hig Stone (lap and will long b? remembered. Mrs. Arthur Foster, Misses 1 .Inle Ruliitt, Louise Uoodloo,] Caroline Rhoads, Christ,no Miller, Jess MeCorkle, Madge; Mitm-v. Adelaide I'ettit, and tie- oiler young ladies who deei'.ifil I 11,.- hall and got up t'o- eiltet taittiuent and served I be refreshment!) nr.ti the band which furnished the music have llio thanks of both soldiers and ?ni.-.' .i- ! r their excellent work, Do You Want to Hear a School Bell Ring Next Year? If sil save your rubber ami ? tgs. Tnte Kilbonrne %\iil col loot on the morning of April IOth, 12th and Uth. The money gained will be added to the school bet! fund. Kvery penny helps. Tin' association finds that it cannot market old news papers Will Pension Employes Norfolk and Western An? nounces July 1st, as Date for Operation of Re? lief and Pension Department. The Board of I tiructor? ... (lie Norfolk ami Western Itailvvny Compnhy lias apoptod regain tions covering the establish? ment of li Belief anil Pension Department, with a view of placing the Company in the considerable group of railroad And industrial corporations whose organized relief methods haya been beneficial to their employes, ami clliuitcioiis in improving tin- relations be? tween employer and employed'. TliO regulations provide for a Belief I'Vind, maintained pliiedly by inoderate coiitritiutious from the employes themselves,which will furnish definalo relief belie; Ii ^ in oases of accident or sick? ness, as well as death benntits to benetlciaries deslgnes by the employes, The cost of administration of the Flinil will ho borne by the B iilway Company, ami in ease contributions -ire iiisiiflicipnt to pay tin- designated benelits si.ch (ielicieucieH will hi- ail vaneed by the Company. Iln- regulations iilso make pr?vltjions for tin- rtdiretnent v. itb pension of ollleers and employes who have reached the li ;i- nf seventy; and for good it rut sutlicient reasons, those who liilv?been jiti the Cumpa ny's service twenty li\>- years ami an- between the nges of sixty-live ami sixty-nine in? clusive; ami those who may be COtne nermanetly ineapueiluled lifter having li- eii tii the Coin pany'si service fwohty years or more. The basis of pension allow a hied will i.no i . i per cent of the average salary of wages per month fur i hu ten } eiirs prevlout In retirement for oueh ydar nf service,wit h a minimum of $20.0 ' per month. The entire cost of pensions will ho bOriin by the Compuny. Il is proposed to pllt the lego lit ion.-. into olVe.-t .Inly 1st, Thieves Still Busy T.vo more stores wore broken into In re last Thursday night, when the Mutual Urtlg Store and I). C. Wolfe's store Were entered by mean8 of boring several small holes thiougb the front door to make a *pace large enough to retveh through and turn tin- lock. No nn-r cbandise of any kind was mis? sing, but they carried the drug store's cash register into the street ami forced it open with a large piece of iron pipe. Lit tie reward was received for their trouble, us only a few pen- . nies were found in it. WtilfO'a money drawer was ransacked with the same result. It is learned they were attempting to enter another store hut were scared away i>y some one pis sing. This makes the fourth time stores have been looted for money in the past two weeks in the ( lap and no arrests have been made yet, although the police are watching a number of suspects. Thefts of a like na? ture have been committed fre? quently of late in neighboring towns and so far the thieves I have completely evaded the ; cluto lies of the law. We fear that these French Cabinets will continue to re? sign until l'oincare appoints a ew JosophUB Daniolses. Christ Epis? copal Church Services will be held in Christ Church as follows: Regul?r Wednesday night Leuten sor vice April lib, at eight o'clock, tin <io,>,i Friday, April 6th, there will he special morning service at eleven o'clock. Kast? er Sunday, April 6th, morning prayer ami sermon at eleven o'clock, by Key. \V. J.Alfriond, I'astor. A most cordial invita? tion is extended lo all to ut i? -11? 1 ilies,- services* Bonds Purchased The Ron I nf sinking Fund Commissioners have not only adopted the policy of purchas? ing hack tin- hoods of the town issued in 18110 for the purchase of ihe water work-, hut have just purchased two of that is? sue at a price for the two averaging lot'. There are four more honds of that issue thai tin- Commissioners are negotiating for and hop.- to Secure at a fair pi ice before the end of this \ear. At its last meeting the hoard re iliirined its further declara? tion to discontinue loaning the fund-, and to buy hack the bonds us fast as possible and is now carrying oui this policy. i o I lie Members of the Lee Wise National Farm Loan Association. I liavu repeatedly advised members of the Association to have obstructs of title made to their lands upon which they have applied for loans, Tho money will he ready to loan in a very short time, and from present appearances will be iv liliihle before the farmers at" ready lo take it. I nil vise every member of Il.iit Association to have Iiis ab stt-act prepared without delay. 1 ? ?annul prepare any of those ab -tract.-- as I .-un attorney for the Association and may have to pass upon i hem. Apt il 2nd, 1 Ii 17. R. A. AVKRS. Moonshiners Busy In South? west Virginia. During tho month of March Deputy Collect or ( i. .limes, detained fit! hags of malt, con? signed to dilTcrciii parlies, mostly to Flat (lap and Round sections ol Wise County. Sheet Clipper and copper rivets to make a still wen- also detained it Norton. I'ii March !>$t)i I H put) < !ol lee tors .1.s, 11. (>. Mtiiiily, Division Deputy Col? lector' C. c. Rainier, Deputy M it shall .1. I'. Hurt captured a big illicit distillery at Cliison h ill Hollow, in the vicinity of Lapps, V'ii. i >n the following day, Deputy Collectors (J. F. .1 ones and (i. ' ? M und) autl Deputy Marshall .1. l\ Hurt captured another illicit distil? lery mi whit I is known as High knob, about 1 miles from Nor? ton. Sine,, (be probition law went into ell', el the moonshiners are getting busy in this section of the mountains, hut the revenue ollic. rs have been busy also and have captured quite a num? ber of stills. The officers also succeeded in detaining the malt at Norton, which was intend? ed to m ike whiskey with. NOTICE Rig Stone < lap, V irginia, April 2nd, 1017, To the Stockholders of the Rig Stone (lap Laud Company: The next regular annual i.ting of the stockholders of this Company will ho held at tin- office "f the Company in the town of Big Stone Qnp, Vir? ginia. Wednesday, May 2nd, i HU V. Big; Stone I lap Land Company, By .(no. W. Chalkley. ? I 1-17 Secretary. I ROOMS To BENT.?Two nicely furnished rooms close in to business section. Address X. V. /., care of l'ost.