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The Bier Stone Gap Post.
No. 23
Patriotic Rally
And H?}! Raising Witnessed
By Over Two Thousand
People Here Sunday.
Kig StollO ilaii hint its lirnt I
genuine putriotic. rally Suntlov I
liftt>rno'dtt, which won witness.
,-,| in more i Ii 'ii i wo I hnusand I
people, who came from all Si!c
? ; nf Wi.-i-aiid LeoCounties.
Tin- vacant lots in front id the
piisthiUcc, in ?the center nf
,vhich Stood a Hag polt; seven
.!\ tool high, "as well itlleil
I,, fere the speaking cnininene
. I I'lie speakers' stand was
erected liy llio sitt'oof the Mimn
building and was njipropri it<??
I) decorated with hunting and
|j igt!. Ka\'s C.-iTl Kami of
lifieen pieces furnished eyed.
I tit music, playing several nil
lii.itial aiis. A choir nf ladies
nig " America", "Star Spang
! Kalinor" and ' Tenting To?
night nil the t IhK'ainpl IrOUlKt,"
Itev. ,1 . K. t'rafl i.pencil t he
meeting with priivori lioii. Ii.
v Avers followed with one of
(lie most patriotic addresses
? . i heard in this section. In
i lie course of his talk] Im Biti I
tin- ponplo nf this great eoiiniry
was once more called Upon In j
il. fend a ling that was adopted 1
i in- hundred and I'm ty vom s
Referring to the civil war
jllrife he said this llag would
have bebii unsafe in this pari of
the state years ago, hut now
he was tlutnkfu! to say that
there was no north, no south,
east, or west, that all were safe?
ly united and leads to defend
the nation in (ilia great strug?
gle for democracy.
following < ii-ii. Ayers' ad
ilreSB, lion. it. T. Irvine made a
strong patriotic talk, in which
In- briefly outlined the main
causes nf this great Kilropean
struggle in which the United
Slates had recently entered in
their determination to destroy
I,i ussian militarism. Mr. Irvine
iid it was a tin ailing sight to|
two thousand or more pen
pie gull)tired together mi a
damp afternoon to show thoyl
had made a determined stand
I.ake the world safe for
democracy. That this was a
light for the freedom of tlie Hons
" hieli had been made unsafe
by a tyranioal government in
their willful destruction of
men, women ami children,
ii i--, the greatest, purest and
pmuadcsl nation of the western
hemisphere would no longer re?
lit the government of i lor.
n.any, who had promised tho
United Hintes to desist from its
ruthless submarine warfare.
For hundreds of years a code
of international laws was stood
by ami respected by all nations
for the safe conveyance of citi?
zens and commerce through the
?'????at ocean lam s, yet Germany
says you ctin only go through
them at my dictation. Shall
our nation submit to this for
the sake nf peace!" Mr. Irvine
said he was fully convinced
that every young man in Wise
county would respond to the
''all on Juni) 5th; as nothing but
glory und honor would come
? oder the selective draft, and
help old Virginia, the mother
of states, to take tho front rank
m this titantie struggle as she
had done in other strifes.
Uuv. Hoy F.. Karly, of Appa
hichin, made a stirring patriotic
speech and urged those who
did iiot go to the front to show
'b.ir patriotism by buying
l iberty Bonds and increase the
food production, or either eat
*? s, lb,, latter of which would
probably apply to himself. He
also asked the women lo do
their part in the war by joining
Bod Cross Societies and make
bandages for the sojiliori?.
Tim ll-itf raising look place |
at tin conclusion of the speak- j
log. I lie II.ig is tbxlS f. . t ami I
was raise,I hi (he top of the
poln while tlie ban.I played
"Star Spangled thinner'.', after!
which three cheers were given
for the slats and stripes
Armed Guard
Now Scouring (Mountains for
Outlaw Gang.
Upnnoki. V.l., May :;i -With
represenlatives from the de
partiiieii' of justice and olliciai*
nf lite Second Virginia regi?
ment sc,lining the mountain I
section ah,nit St. l'.uil, Va , for
further evidence to cnniicct \V.
V McCoy and .1. \V. I'Lipps,
who are in jail lo re charged
with conspiring agiiiuit the
United Slates government, that
may develop into the worst diso I
of attempted treason in the his
tory of the country since the
present crisis, the plot lo de?
stroy bridges, tunnels, rcsi-j
deuces, kill military men and
confiscate their riilos ami am
munition ami to slaughter all
the wealthy laud owners grows
in seriousness daily.
It has now practically been
delimit ely established thai Mc?
Coy s men were responsible for
the theft of over 1,000 pounds
of dynamite from the Dupiuill
I'o.vder Company at Norton
Thursday night, after plunk are
thought to have been made that |
afternoon whereby the whole?
sale blowing up of bridges]
would ho accomplished ami
thai the blowing up of the New
ItlVCr bridge WHS to he the sig?
nal und the general outbreak.
Conspiracy against the govern?
ment seems now to have been
reached into the mountain reg
ions of yYesi Virginia, < lliib and
Kentucky, according in state,
monts said tu have been made
by McCoy to men he induced to
join him, that be bad overvl,i 100
tuen in the mountains nf these
states who would Im ready at
the signal. Men Who were sup?
posed tn have been ?Villi McCoy
in bis plans, but who hud been
forced to join him on account
of fear of physical violence, lift)
said to tie responsible for the
infoi ination being given to the
olllcors of the Second Virginia,
who ih. n reported the matter
to (he department of justice.
Captain Waller, of Company
I), Kr?nt Kovul, who was sta?
tioned at Cedar iiltilf, first came
into possession of the oaths ami
declarations of war and turned
them over to Colonel l.eedy,
who transmitted the informa?
tion to the department of jus
lice with the request that it
send men to cope with '.he situ
alien, otherwise he would be
farced to use his men lo run
down the conspirators for the
protection of the troops them?
Heart Party.
Miss Helen McCorniick enter?
tained a number of the younger
set at her home last Wednesday
night in honor of Miss Hannah
Alsover, of Charlotte, NT. C.
Progressive hearts was the
mode of entertainment, in
which Miss Clara McCnrkle re
ceived the girl's prize,crepe dc
chine handkerchiefs, und Carl
Votiell the hay's prize, a pocket
comb, the guest of honor, Miss
Hannah Alsover, receiving the
guest's prize, crepe de chine
At the close of the games dc
licious sherbet and cake were
served to the guests at the four
tables by Mrs. 0. K. Camp and
Miss Florence McCorinick,
Those piesent were: Misses
Hannah Alsover. K.innie Kay.
Margaret Barron, Elizabeth
Sprinkle, Virginia Baker, Kline
Taylor, Clara McCorklo and
Helen McCorniick, Messrs.
Clifford Smith, bklward Hood
hie, Carl Youell, Junior McCor
kle ami Uordon Good loo.
Helping the
Red Cross
"Why should I join the Ued
Cross? Wliiil can i i|n in it:"!
IVrhiipH offener than any other
arc Ho so two <|in stions asked
ia tlie mighty volume of gener?
al im.il pouring in tit the Red I
Gross headquarters in Washing, i
Ion. The public is eager to help
Hie Red Cross if it needs help
ami desires it. Hut Hier?' is an
immense amount of misappre?
hension about the society ?
some believing it to he a churi-l
table institution, i>ttier .1 worn,
ait's organization |iiirely, while
still others imagine it to be a
professional society of doctors
and nurses, write, Thomas K.
Shipp in an exchange.
Ittit it is none of these it is
iiiiUch more. To quote land con?
dense the presidential piooluin-|
tili.f President Tnft deiiti
ing the status of the Rod Cross,
il is: -'The only volunteer so. I
cioty now uuthori/.ti! by this
government to reader aid to its
land and naval forces in time
of war," ami when it is so eli-j
gaged its doctors tod nurses
become pari of llie laud and
naval forces.
Thus we have in the Redl
Cross an ollieial part of ntiri
figtliing forces, ye' supported]
ami maintained by funds con?
tributed by private individuals, j
who are a|s<| members of the
Red t'ross, and in any great
emergency like the present
maintained by the fund (Mealed
by thousands and millions of
small subscriptions, The Ked
Cross is the great gift of mercy
from tin' public to the army 1
and navy li is the volunteer
partner of Uncle Sam in the
grim business of waging war.
Can the individual, not only of
the cities, but of the outlying
villages and the country roads,
aiil in this work? And the
answer to this is not only can
Americans everywhere in all
walks of life assist,, hut they
must assist if this device of
modern warfare is to ho effected
?' What can 1 do!-" is the uni?
versal query; In the first place
[you can join the Ked Cross.
That is the fundamental Her
vice. At tl.tiihreak of the
war in 1011 rope the Uetl Crosri
had only n few thousand mem?
bers. Now it has between
;<00,000 and lull,nun members,
but it ought to have .1,.,000Or
1,000,01)0 "f them. Principally
from the luemliership foes comet
tho funds which the Red Cross
needs for its work. It costs yen
only |1 to join it, either with
the nearest local chapter or di?
rectly with the national head?
quarters in this city. A better
membership is the one costing
y-J per year, because this fee
pays for a subscription for the
Uetl Cross Magazine which tells
you every month what your
Ued Cross is doing.
You can steel your unimagi?
native heart to pity and still in
pure selfishness or fear gel
value received for the member?
ship fee, for the Red Cross can
he regarded as a highly impor?
tant unit in the army as a light?
ing machine. In these days of
modern surgery und skillful
nursing an extraordinary num?
ber of men wounded in battle
are returned to the tiring lines
from the Ked Cross hospitals in
jgood bodily repair. This means
] smaller drafts of soldiers to till
the vacancies. In this cold,
i blooded way the Ked Cross is
j taken by the government into
the national strategy-?to repais
' the rents in the first lino of
Hut if your $1 or your $2 is
I the contribution of mercy, then
you ciiii remember that it was
little mere I bun half a century )
ago when then- was on lied j
Cross, uml lifter the Kreut h?t-|
ties ihn wounded sometimes lay
for tfuy <oi the open ground and
peril led miserably by t be:
thousands, wlieu an organized,!
trained nursing sorv.ice co?ld i
have saved may of them. Soil
was at Solferino in 186th where
:I0,I i Preach, Italian and Aus.
train wounded were uneared
fur?a horror that remains to?
day in tlii- memory of living!
hum. The world cri?. d out in!
pity lliciij and as a result of
Solferino the internationnl Ited i
Cross movement was begun.
Today IIH brassard is respected I
on Hie bat.lh linld by all except!
savogi s. '
When you have joined tjie
Hod Cios-; iheie is much person
a| service which you can ren?
der, if there is no chapter or
auxiliary where you live you
can he instrumental in forming I
one. because it in through this
Organization of chapters and'
blanches that the streams of
supplies tlow into the hospitals]
at the front. While women I
with their needles are most
conspicuous ui ltdd Cross work;
in tithe of war, yet there is;
work for men to do. The vat imi
local headquarters ?ill med,
muscle ami executive direction!
in the work of gathering and |
in .. i in g siippplies. !)jClors
obviously are needed by the
Ceil Cross. Ited Cross sanitary
detachmonts und ambulance,
companies are comprised of men
volunteers. The sanitary do-1
lucmiieiits train men for sor-:
vita-in the medical or sanitary I
brunches pf tub army an I navy
W'onieii anxious to serve (ho
Ited Crosf can I'lllil many oppor?
tunities. Where chapters 6f\
auxiliaries are large enough so
that cl isses of len to twenty
members Ilia) lie formed, the I
expert, instruction of the Ited
('loss in the training of nurses'
aids may he secured. This in?
st i net ion comes in I h roe
courses: Kleinen tiir.y hygehe
ami home cure of the sick;
Ii{iinil .In letics and preparation
of surgical dressings. Thie.e j
who take these courses and so
cure certificates of proficiency
are eligible for appointment as
nurses' aids. The ited Cross
nurses tiro all graduates of
nursing schools, but at the war
hospitals there will he plenty of
work which the professional
11Urises will not have time in do
such as the preparation of
fond in the diet kitchens and
food fur the hospital stall', ami
tho general house Work of the
hospital, the supervision of
which will be turned over to
nurses' aids.
Only a relatively small num?
ber of women call secure these
appointments, however. The
great body of American women
can be of best direct service lo
the Keil Cross in the prepara?
tion of surgical dressings and
hospital supplies. So far as
bandages are concerned, they
must be uniform in workman-1
ship ami materials, and, conse?
quently, the instruction in their
manufacture is necessary for
those who would help at this
point. The lied Cross, however,
has many instructors in this
branch, and before the war
progresses many months it will
b ? possible for women in every
section of tho United States to
learn how to make surgical
Hospitals and the wounded
will need many other supplies
?such as sheets and pillow
eases, pajamas, shirts, bath
robes and other articles. Spe?
cial instruction in the making
of many of these articles is not
necessary, The Ked Cross fur
nishvs patterns 'and spcoitioa
lions which any needlewoman j
can follow easily. A letter di?
rect! d to the Washington hend
quarters of the Ked t'ross will j
bring the writer detailed in-,
struotions to any phase of ihej
Kill Cross work that may be
Pardee Items
The Ladies' Aid Society of
Black wood hie! At the residence
of Rev. .lohn Black on Satur
day night. There was about
sixty present and all had a
vety enjoyable time. Refresh?
ments, Consisting of ice cream,
candy ami cake, were served in
abundance. The .society is in
a very prosperous condition
and is increasing in member?
ship rapidly. The excellent
choir rendered several beauti?
ful selections. The entertain?
ment concluded with society
rendering the ?'s,ar Spangled
Kalinor," after which a beauti?
ful silk In.nner was presented
to tho society . 'These good pen
pie all have our liest w'islies.
I to v. .lohn Black spent last
week ver\ pleasantly at Ron
noko visiting old friends und
making n e w acqaint ntices
Kev. Klack has a host nf friends
and his serin ill of last Sunday,
" The Man Behind Yuti," was
greatly appreciated by the
large coiigregatioii.
? 'or progressive neighbors,
.lames 'Taylor, (.Itio. S Kuller
and Truman (iibson have pur
chased new automobiles and
are now having the time ,,f
their lives in speeding over the
highways in the evenings anil
on Sunday s after elm roll.
Alber.t I'enningtnn has about
finished his work of drilling
artesian wells at I'ardee lie
tells us that he never drank
better water than ho found
here. It in clour, sparkiiikg and
healthful, containing no bacilli
or iiijui ums minerals.
BtnckwhOd (day ground for
i In- children is a bout bputplolnd
and ihn ainuseiiieiit features
are ext..ted this w.k. 'The
"kiddies j will surely have some
II It Adam, and M. K. Wells
were appointed registrars jor
Klackwood and Koaring Kork,
respectively, to register ail men
between 21 and III) years of age
under the selective drift law,
which w as held ,1 line .'.ill A -
a general proposition all em
plnvees about dial mines and
cuke ovens will not he called
upon to go to the front ul pres?
ent as President Wilson eonsld
ers tie-so men wlir) work to
keep the nation moving are just
uh essential and patriotic as
those w ho enlist ami do actual
lighting. It is estimated that
it requires ahoiii nine men to
provide fund, raiment ami mil
nit ions for one soldier at the
front. 'This is your war and
your country depends upon you
to act the man. Show your
friends and neighbors that you
are a true blue American by
helping UiicloSam win tho war.
All of the gardens planted
are looking well and large crops
are predicted. There is still
plenty of vacant land for all
and every one in welcome to il.
'Tim Klack wood Company will
gladly furnish fertilizer from
their stables free of cost.
C. K. Wright spout List week
ih Tennessee visiting relatives
und friends. Ho reports having
ei good linit! I)iil was glad to gel
back In nur old lulls again
where any one with a clear
conscience bun sleep eight hours
and awake refreshed. Mrs.
Wright, during Iiis absence,
has beatltifUlly decorated the
lawn in front of their bungalow
aod it, now has a very city lied
appearance. The llower beds
are surrounned with light col?
ored brick and present a very
neat appearance.
Charles ,1. Heed made u quick
trip tri Appul?chia Lisi week on
business. Charles is always on
the job.
II. L. h'lanary, mir electrical
engineer, was called to the bed
side of \V. L. Kasterling, bis
father-in-law, the other day.
Mr. Kasterling is very ill and is
not expected to live.
Mart Merrill, foreman at the
"'high splint" mine was out fur
it few days looking up old
friends. Mart Kays Pardee is
good ehotigh for him.
K. A. Goodwyn, our genial
pay roll olork, is kept busy
these days arranging for the
accumulation of the crowds
now coming into Pardee. He
says that since the price per
mine ear was made ji 00 that it
is much easier for the men to
figure and that it has gotten to
ho very popular.
lo order to settle a wager
Driii Southwnite and Pete Honor
agreed to work from soven
o'clock in the morning until six
o'eloek in tile evening, ten
hours, to seo who could load
tlie largest utimbcr of mine
cars The judge.Charles Bokus,
decided in favor of Southwaite,
ho having loaded 1:! mine ears,
while Holier only bad HI.
H.r claims thai he would
have won easily if his shovel
had not become over heated
and horned otV the handle.
I'hey are going to have another
try but in a day or two.
Captain Harke has started to
rai-e the new tipple at No. I
and when this is completed
Pardee will have a modern
tipple and one to be proud of.
Telegraph Poles Wanted on
Powells River.
i will buy all the Chestnut
Telegraph Holes 1 can get de?
livered ut Combs, Tcnu., on
Powells Kiver.thi- summer and
full. Pool them now and get
?.hem ready for the summer
tide.i. Write for prices and
specifications (J K. Carmack,
New Pa/, .well. I mill. 23.ll
A Surprise Marriage.
Mi. Harrison Howies Midlilta
mil Miss Dorothy Buchanan
gave I heir friends iplile a sur?
prise during the Commence
nout at I'" ist Sti.no flap lust
week by announcing their mar?
riage, The: ceremony was per
i'o,mod by Key, das. M. Smith
hi Moddity night, May 'J 1st, in
lllii home of the bride Miss
Buchanan took pan in the
Commencement play at Kast
Stone ? lap on Monday night,
hi I as soldi as her part was
completed, she (piiotly with
drew from the school bulliliug
? ml crossed the street to her
home where she was llliit by the
g'rebm and the minister. The
??.?rernony Was performed in the
pi esencc of i he bride's parents
u hit., the i'omni mceuient play
was still in pr-.gross The bride
also link parr in th ? program
of Tuesday night, and the mar
riago was announced In their
friends immediately after the
exercises Were concluded.
In- bride is the attractive
daughter of Mr.and Mrs.Arthur
K. Buchanan, of Kast Stm.n
(.lap; ami the groom is the
adopted son of Mr. und Mrs.
.lames U. MUllillS, of Powells
V?liey.ar Kast Stone Cap,
ami is employed in the store of
Smith Hardware Company, of
this place. They have received
many wann congratulations
and good wishes from their
numerous friends.
1 littvq recently beoh iiiatr??t
l? v the Suit'- B'oe Commission
of Virginia to r< quire nil Clerks
fees to be paid in advance.
Pursuant to that instruction
and in accordance with an
opinion of tIn- Assistant Attor?
ney Uenernl, on this subject I
hereby notify the public- that
on ami after June the 1st, 1017,
I shall require fees paid in ad?
vance from every person, linn
or corporation for nil work done
in the Clerk's I)(lien of every
? kind except suits; and when a
chancery suit is commenced 1
shall require a dopdsit made of
Sfi UO ami law suits a deposit of
">(' ami when the suits are
decided, if lipon a taxation of
! the cost I lind that too much
has been paid mo I wilt refund
the money , ami if a sufficient
amount has not been deposited
i I will then require tho balance
to he paid In a case of tho
Commonwealth or in a suit by
iit/onmi liaitjtcris no fees can bo
required or advancement made.
The Stall? is very much inter?
ested in ali the fees being paid,
according to the West Fee daw
under which all tin: Clerks aro
W. 15. HAMILTON, Clerk.
This May 26, 1017;

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