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The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL. XXV, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA? WEDNESDAY. MAY 23. 19177 No. 21 pedo Boats In Active Service In the War Zone. i,i. ilislown, M?j 17. ?A Mpiadron of Auiorieiiu torpedo boat li?Stroyor? lion safely eibse eil tlie Atlantic anil is palroliitg (bo Boil in war sei vice Tlie American nnvjy's actual entry into tin- war /.Ohe litis al : ? idv heen productive of n brush between ii dH^troye'r ami i i lormati under" liter haul. ac cording to an annum.Inenl b\ the Hriiii-li admiralty, 'mi tin result of it lias mil i.n ininle public. The destroyer squadion ar rived in tjhioenstnw-li aftor an i.vcntful voyage across the Atlantic, lull almost immediate? ly aftor a formal exchange of greetings with the I!' itish naval illi.-ials put to (ten ngniii for tin jiiird work that is In f.o.- ii A crowd of several hundred persons, some of them carrying tiny American d ig?, Ii?**-?? the waterfront and Cheered iho.do iitroyers from tie' momenl they lifst sighted tin- tlotilla until it reached the dock. The erow.l elii?ered attain when a few moments later the American lehiof ollicer damn ashoie to ^reot the British senior oilieor ;llld Wesley Krost, the A men Ctili consul, who had Come ilojv.li to the dock to welcome ile- llotilia. KV'orytiiijig wiik ?lone in a simple, businesslike manlier. There was an entire nllseiiise of formality. The commander of the British llotilia was waiting on hoard hi-- ship ami sent, wireless Krceiitlgs to the A merieaii units .1- sooii as they h??'ed in sight, lining in a long lino into the liitrhor. After the exchange of sh.ue greetings and the British ebm lllluiiicT lilid eongralillated the! ?' When will you bti ready for j "We can start at once,'' the I inerlcaa Commander replied] ronipt 1 v. I his response, ho ehariictitris- I .'ally American, sin prised the British commander, who said ?? had not expected the Auieri ins would he ivn.U to begin ark Oil this Side so soon after; ri'eir long voyage. When he ad recovered from his siirpi iso, ' "Weyer, he made a short toilr f the destroyers and ad milted j hat the American tars' looked . irejiared. " S es," replied the American I 'iiiinandor. " we made prepar.t- j ions on the way over That is | ? hy we are ready." The equipments, on hoard the ! -st royer? was fotii'.i to he inj 'xeellent condition and re narkably well suited to the to pureinents on this side of tho K-ettll. Ill fuel il was said hy die british citlicer that the only 'hing lacking in the equipment I the American Bailors was heavier clothing. It appeals th it tiio Americans were wear? ing clothing too light for tho varying weather conditions they will encounter m these ??at,-rs. This lack, however, "ftia quickly provided for. -\fter the formalities had etld '? I and the needs of the men re attended to the American nhips at once (till out to sea, the H?h from captains to ordinary v-.iinen looking in the (link of condition ami apparently on. llt?siastic for their task. 'They are certainly a line body of nmn, and what's mure, their craft look just as lit", said the british commander as he News Snapshots ^J,''!! i.^'V-i-i^ 'T'"-1.'?y" ?????????,:,?., 1.1..11W i..i.i ??- !,.,?.- n,,,, ?.,. .i,u<. ?.,? rii> \,\r ,?,..,.,?.,,,. f?r Of the Week ZZp\u^Z 'v:.\r\'V:;:rnTr!.!: .;;;:;:!Eg Mil i-.(it Ion In \..?- v..Ik. .i.ittr.- %i.it,,| \v. i i'.',,,,)"".,', '.'"?'"'."* ""' 11 1 s '" ? ' :' 1 j ' id o'f '"ir iirnij I'dlioH Iii? Iiis ?,.?,i,-r ?if Jiwiih Iii il. furiiiiM' a?il>:ir>?iiilfi in liivat I'Minl ; ir.' , '?' '' '"' v,:'~ h'ivi ' "' ''' With ?lar'lin? <i:.M.-ati.-.s . ann- tit,. ?Iis loo iiin.-h tot lilm Sltit.ir .\rlott!ii Imiil ..f tlt.r Ititlliin .miilssiiini'is \vini :,rrlv.-.l In Aim-Awi iiniiiaiion'ii.i-il" it'i'"-". 'J'"'"." ' U '" ?v''w v"rk wiitohorl Hu; ilesir<>yorn lilt' soiith ward. i Up- nf tili; Aiii"rii'an iiestroy . r.. In guii u;n duty ?wen pi'fo.rt) rnarliing litis of llio All.in tie. This was \yliii.ii h picked tip an.I escorted through tlnS danger zotio otic of tli.' largest ..f '.In- Atlantic! liiiiMfi I In a. lion In t In- ciiiiiniaiiili'r of i In iibatroyiir 'IT'iiimessage read; '' ItKiish |i issengers mi boanl a iuo iniiir liiilinil for a British puit nii'l-T the protection of no American torpedo ddstroyef liioir keen apiiicciathin nf iliis pradl i'\il im) opcriii ion bid w -in i ho (*ij\ tilncnt ami people of tin- I iiitojj >ta|.;. .iii.l the Britisii empire, who lire novy lighting together for tho free' (loiii of tho President Wilson Sets June 5lh a:; Day lor Registration. -! i I.y In . iHrecliol Hllitll wiinillv1 i ill ili. i.ii). ici; provided further, Dial portion* ?hall bo sutjeot.to feglittriitio.il as herein pro vldedi will) ?lull liaye attained their iilat birthday mid who ?hall um have nualiied their Stlst birthday oil or before the il.ty set for rcgiie.ratiou, arid all persons so legiaierou shall be ibid rcniaiii subject 10 draft into t lit- lorees hereby initlierl/eil, iiulcsa pxcinpted bi excuicd therefrom as hi thin act provided; provided further, thai in tin' case .if tcm|ionir/ ibsciicc from actual pliuiu of legal residence of aiiji person liable t>. registration as pro rCtt'ith Au l I furtlu r ', t icyim ration sli ill Inj Iii W my lim birthday ami n-lio shall n?<l Iheir thirty-lir'rtt liirtlnlay on or before the day here named arc ic-pin cd to rcglsier, except oflireis iritl rm'it ..t the tegular army, navy, marine corpsdhe. listed men in the enlisted rcafrvo corps while In ictlve .service. In the territories 6r Alaska Hawaii and I'orto Itido a ilaj for registration wilt bb named in a later proclamation. \mi I do charge those Who through sickness shall bo iinahlu to present them selves for registration that they apply on National i the seivle filier* In i ilia while in CS, and .rpsaiidei. itcil lud ; upon ? hlch IliO mankind I In geueihttoii in manifesting it* devotion lo them, Ui.it there I? no gaps in the ranks. Il i?, essential that the day Ik-approach i (l in thoughtful apprehension ol its ilgtllticallCC and that wo accord to it tho honor and tho inclining that il deserves. Our Industrial need prescribes that it lie loot made a technical holiday. Imi the Committees Appointed TIm. I'i.-u.I mii of ih.. Hi -'?in., i i.ip AOili.it i.r VsHoci'utiijii iiiiumiires ili.< ii|.pV.jiiiiiii>lil i Im r.illow'ilii; (?iitillllill.H'S In lie- \ i'lii I 'M 7: Nn ruiii i i.i. I ? .KU UM l I \ l l.l.'I'UI. I A I Ii in im i ii:m.\mi i. V knight. Chairman; W Itubtirtsoil, < i I.g. < I' lllnntii I'lil ll.mi.ion.U. I avno Miller. SV. Miller, \Tvlaii Miinser, Dinialil Preset W * -l.unk. A. K Morisoh, \V Ituse -.mi Mel liien, Hatcher, Wit llaylor Itlaiichanl, Ueo Ii. Taylor, It. Taggarl, i), Ii Pierson. iuMks i; K. Taggarl, Chairman; W. llohcrtson, B, J. Prescott, I). 1". Say i 9 (. .liter. TIN AN CP. I li iVampier,Chairman;.I K. Jo \V. s. Miller, I. T. VViiiatiiii, I H. II bleu, I.. E Jesseo. Fourth of July The As ocintioii has already contracted for shows for its Fourth of July Celebration at I tig Si are flap, which assures for the people of Soiithwest Virginia arid K?stern Kentucky hi?ro entertainment than pan he found at any place within a radius of fifty miles or more. Thii show company will bring with it several hit;Open air free attractions winch will ho ivell wort h coining a long ways to site. 11 is t he intent ion of tho assort ition to do every tiring I ossible to make the coining Foil? l li a most enjoyable one tor every person who comes, and all ate invited to come, hriiig your friends and have a ?boil time. RED CROSS Ah effori is on foot to organ? ize ? ' chapter hi Big Stone i lap, ami already liit names ate en rolled T\\ o hundred are nec? essary to form a chapter, and ?Villi Oliy o mies to ho secur? ed, t he format ion of a chapter is aesiii eil. A list of names of members well he published frolii w. etc i., week and later Inniges and cards will he given each member, As there is some int-uiidei-'.landing as what tin- membership means the fnl >.'. ng is reprinted from one of Ihn Bed 1 Imss pamphlets seilt hern from VV ishitlgtou recently: Ali) citizen or resident of the I nit- d states or tif its dependencies may become a ineniber of the American I o d Crilss by pit) tug t he membership fei;, and send? ing ios name and address. .\|el||li.-|-.||ip impo-es no ? Mi- 11 ii hi of personal nor ? V ice el i her in time of wu r or peace. Ir is not lo bo confused with eii rolhuout I ..I sileciii I set \ ice, such ns tin- Nttr.-ing Service, Hits, pn i! l ints, etc.. which have special i - ipiireinoutH and ? hiti- - i 'ompiirulively few per sons call Serve the Bed t 'ross in t he ttelijj But tiny. o a.- ea n -"iv" at homo by hoc miiig i ineniber, by get tttiL' lien friends to join, and !>\ ilpr.sidihg U knowl? edge ,,f i to- work, and by participating in llie work e.haiitet will In- formed with executive ooininiiteo and work will be s'im on foot to organize further throughout Wise Coun? ty. About thirty ladies meet . ach > 11 ii i .1 i v afternoon at tin, Imposition Hall ami work for two hours A it) one svho wish s to help with this work will !.-? g'l.i II) welcomed; whether slip is i member or not Work will -mil So started on hospital ga i m iits i number of sowing machines basing already been it .,1 the org inization for this .p. ChiI ?tv ic". Virginia Men in New Coal Company. Neu - fi lm \\ hitesburg, Ky., -lutes that \V. M, I'tirslful and .lames B Hog.', formerly of Big Stone (l ip, ami Berry K. Urij mail, of JollicO, Term., have organized the Hazard Junior Coal Company at Hazard, in the Berry county coal Hold with u Capital of f 18,000 anil will begin work at ohco on a ill coni development ? proper? tieshiving been leased for de? velopment. Ihe new work will tie on the m tin line of the l.ouiSvillo & Nashville railroad several miles above Hazard and ?vul open up a rich, undevelop? ed coal section. Berry K. tlor n. will he manager of tho new operation lie was form erlv connected with the Hazard Con! company, A goodly num? ber of men will be employed. Dance To-Night. 'I he Big Stone Gap Cotillion Club will give their second dance to night at the Mon:e Vista Hotel. Music for tin; oc? casion will bo furnished by A'right's Famous Saxophone i irehestra, of Columbus, Ohio. The committee of tho Club is David Baker, dr., Layno Miller, Sam McCluen and W. M. Dale.