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WKUNICSDAY, JULY I, 1017 Put.luhed Kvcr/ WuJooJay by the WISE PRINTING COMPANY. 1-irorpurHtci.l. cm. e: >IT N. KNIGHT. - Editor. LINOSEY J. HORTON, Ass't Editor Onu Yonr. - SI.on Six Muntlin. ... ,50 Three Montlm. - .26 KuUrixl (ccarillin; to poital regulation* kl il... |kw1 ottlei) at Hip, Slime <;?)> a*niv oml-cltuts nitttor. SUBSCRIBERS aro onriiostly ro quested to obeorvo tho dato printed on tliqir address slips.! which will koop thorn at all tiinoa posted as to tho date of tho expiration of their sub? scription. Prompt ami timely attention to thin request will save all parties a great deal of annoyance. Prompt Action Imperative. The recoul indictment of the the onion combine in Boston, nnd later of the egg trust in Chicago,should pry open the eyes of our national law makers to the very patent fact that there is something rotten in the Doited Slates?very rotten. Kor months now I he people of this country have insisted that the present extortionate prices of commodities are traceable to the price manipulators; that while there may lie a scarcity in certain lines of commodities, that scarcity is nut bj tin) moults Hellte enough In warrant the almost prohibitive eosl of the articles in qnosiinn. It was n-i surprise i" ihe pub. lie in learn Mint the Chicago egg gang worked iheir seheihe through fictitious sale- As a mutter of fact, that is tin' established method ol those gentry. Their whole eefartncH business is pure gamb 0 and squeeze, always at the i-xpi ie -e ol the cjiiMtimer. Hill W Ith the except illll of the prosecutioiiH under the Sher. man law it seems that We tire a long lime in soenriitj- riny i - lief Those pi nsocutii a w ill not bo a drop in i In huelu ; from the fact ilia they are like ly to be long drawu oat and tedious, and to amnunl in vi n liille in tl.ml The people of ibis country have not forgotten tin- farcical prosecution of the Standard Od Company and how viiry lit? tle was accomplished In the present emergency there is hut one remedy, and that is in government interven? tion to regulate prices, and from present indications we fear another crop w ill he bar vested and bugged by thospccti luting hogs before the law- steps in and introduces a rule of tea sun and sanity. We believe the president is doing the beul tie can to this end, but he is handicapped by tho procrastination of congress ami the machinations of the UirolillgS of the speculators. Duo tiling is certain, we must have both a maximum and a minimum price established on all commodities. The. pro Uucer as well as the consumer must be protected. If neces? sary, the products .-le-uhl be in a r k e i e d by govummont bureaus, thus eliminating en? tirely the thieving hord of specula live middlemen. Bread riots are too near for comfort. They would ho fatal in our national crisis The government asked a loan of the people of $2,000,000,000 for war purposes. The people responded by promptly offering nearly fct.OtKI.OOO.OW, and this tremendous sum was subscribed In all walks of life, from the millionaire down to the labor? ing man with nothing but bis weekly pay from which to draw. Even young working girls and the little Hoy Senilis dug down when Uncle Sam asked for help. It is significant that our first loan of the war is also tho greatest loan in the history of the world, and llfty percent over subscribed at that Exemption Boards Exemption boards for Vir ginin, named by the war de? partment otliccrs in Washing ton, have boon curlitled to Ad? jutant General Sale, ho being directed to inform the beard of their appointment and instruct? ing them In meet and organise forthwith, Those boords are to pass mi the claims of men registered, but who seek to be relieved of duty. Tho fact that a man is married will cut no ligurc, eriiaii.lv marriages colebraled within the last year. Following nn the hoards ap? pointed for l.eo. Wise tltldScolt ('on lit ies: Loo county?A. I*. Tobins, Bherilf, Jottesville; Lawrence It. llyntt, clerk of court, I ones yillc;T\ 1?. fence, M. \)., St. Charles, Wise county ?\V. B. Ad dingdon, slieiilV, Wise; \V. B. Ilutnilton. clerk of court, Wise; W. s Keister, M, IK. Norton. Scott county C. W. Dough? erty , sheriff, Utile t lity ; .1 F, Uichmond, clerk of court, I Into City: C. It. Fugate, M. I)., Clinchpurt, Borshing has made quite a Int in Fnglaml and Franco, i Here's hoping his next score will be al the expense of the enemy. FOURTH OF JULY Preparations for the Big Celebration Complete and Thou? sands of People Expected Here Today. Preparation*) fi>r tho big Fourth of July oob-bration today arc complete and ihpiishnd* of people will hit here to participate in the cotdhration ot tho nation's greatest holiday. Tho follow ing program has h sin arranged by the comaiittoo: 9:00 a. in. Fox Chase over grounds that will enable the people tn sec both start and finish of tin: chase. First prize, $10.00; Second Prize, 55.00; Third Prize 52.50. Every hound that checks in as entering the race oh the morning of July .|tli will receive 50c. 10.00 1. in. Mao Parade. Everybody is requested to dis? play the American Flag. 11:00 a. in. Patriotic Speaking. 1:3b p. 111. Athletic Sports. 2:30 p. m. Automobile Race by Ford Racing Cars, 3:39 p. in. Hase Ball Game between Lincoln Memorial University, of Cumberland Gap, and Coal Fields League. The Hopp ,V Harrington Oreat Soullu-rti Show, which ar? rived on Monday ami are now located on the Athletic Park, will he one of the log features of the celebration Those shows are new and ilp-lo-dale and will furnish attractions for the poo. pie of this section not only on tin' Fourth but the entire week. 'They come highly recommended to he the best -how. on the road this so imill, as thoy are free from all gambling and immor? al attractions and will furnish wholesome ami eiijov aide amuse moot. Lot ovorybody come out ami enjoy a genuine old time Fourth of July Celebration. Plenty of good things to cat and drink on the grounds all day. NCWS Snapshots " "''"" '" ?'"'?'?<?" thoiisniidi?, of Aiiicrti'hii regulars under Mnjor Ceueriil " Siliert arrived, convoyed by wiindtlps, ninld acclaniht inn I lie French i.pic, who were Of the Weell l?M?ly '?>' *?n?rt*fl when Ilio llrsl contiiigchl arrived, Inn ?vre iviuly fur the otliera iv|io followed. General IVi-kMii? will have his t.i m ror Hid fronl In nimm six weeks. In n speech he made Colonel Itooaevelt announced thai his fmir suns nrc doing Iheh ? hit" for Uncle Stun M.iJor T, II Junior mill Captain Aivhle already In France. Keruilt ill riattsbur? anil iJiiciiliii In tho llyhiK dorps. The Olymplti, Dcwoy'n lltiKshlp in Manlln bay, went ugroiuul nir Iths k Island ami will probably lie n t.I loss In I lio In? terest of the $10(I,000,UIX) I:? ? I Cross fund Kiillicrluc Sttnson, twenty year* old, ih-w from liulTnlu lo Witslilngtou lu Ihirty-onc hours. Fourth-Class Postmaster Examination. Tho Unitod Suiten Civil Ser? vice Commission has nhnounc uil an examination lo bti hold at Pig Storni Qttp, Virginia, on July -JS, 1017, us a result nf which it i? ox ponied ti> make certification to till a oonieni. plated vacancy in the position of fourth-class postmaster at Koila, Vtti, ami oilier vacancies as thoy may occur at thai of lice, unless it shall he ilecidod in i he interest of the service lo nil the vacancy by reim late moot The compensation of the postmiisim at this oliico was $l>6'2 for the last fiscal year. Applicanls must have reach led tlioir tweury first birthday en the date of the examination, with the exception that in a Stale where women are ileclur e?l by stainle to bo of full ago for all purposes at eighteen years, women eighteen ycar-i of ago on the date of the exami? nation will he admitted. Applicants must reside with? in the territory supplied hj the post oflico for which the exami nation is announced The examination is open to all citizens of the I ititt.il .Mad s who can comply with HlO rfl qnircmenln. Application blanks, Form 1 ?.'.:(, ami full information con? cerning the requirements of the examination cm be secured from the postmaster at the nlace of vacancy or from the United Stall's Civil Service Commission, Washington, I), c. Applications should be prop nrly executed ami nin<l with ] tin' Commission at Washington, I). 0., nt the earliest practicable ihite. In fca *a *a rsi fci %n Ka m Ki ay Ra E How Much This ? j* Fourth Should * 5 Mean to Us ? I X? tea w s-j f \ tili ??? tea fcs *a Kf. Stj na *oi <r> NOT Btnce July, 1803, when Uie destiny of America was de Clded ?n the lttttlrflrtd of Gettysburg, bai the fourth of July inennt so much to the t'nltcd State? 0? tills one. We were Iben en? gaged In tin' greatest Civil war of his? tory; we liecamo Involved this year In the ereilest war of tiny kind the world has < \ er Been. As that war kept the t'nlot. Intact, oar participation hi this war Insures the Hie of democracy, of nile by the peopie; the world over. The first In? dependence day gnvo America her lib? erty! the Independence day of 1803 perpetuated it, and the Independence duy of HUT, coining to SOpn after tho entrance of America into the world Hide struggle of democracy against autocracy, of freedom against tyrnn ay, will mark for all the world lu the ages to come a new birth of hope for rule ' ? f the people, for the people and by Iba people." The Fourth ot July has In years past been u dale en which to Inaugurate im? portant enterprises On July -1, 1817, Governor De Wilt Clinton turned tho first siil in the construction of the Krle canal, then considered n great undertak? ing, July -1. HO*. ??< celebrated as the beginning of the first railway In this country, (be Baltimore ami Ohio, when Charles Carroll, the survl-tng algucr of tho Declaration, wai present ami turned tlio tirst spado of earth, Carroll said; "l consider this among tin' most Important acta of, my life, second only t.i that <>f signing the Dec larallon of independence, it. Indeed, second Iii that." To tho Blacksmiths' association, which presented to htm the pick, spado, hummer and trowel used In tho ceremony ?r dedication, Carroll wrote: "Yoii observe that a re public can exist and tho peoplo under that funii of government can las hap? pier i linn under any other. Thai the republic created by the Declaration of Independence will continue to the end of time W my fervent prayer." The cornerstone of tho Washington monument at the national capital whs laid Oil July 4, ISM. It was u rery hot day. President Taylor, who was exposed to the heat Of the Mill for three hours, on his return n> Ihn White House drank freely or Icq water and Iced milk and also partook of some cherries and shortly afterward was taken 111 anil died oh July II. The first public celebration of the event was that in Pennsylvania on July 8, 1770.. On July Ii Washington, commander in chief, sunouiiccd in general brdcrai "The honorable- Com tlncntal congress, Impelled by ilia die tales of duty, ImVO been pleased to . dissolve the connection between this country ami Great Urllaiti and t? de? clare the Dotted Colonies of Ameilca free and Independent state*. The sev. ? enil brigades aril lo bo drawn up tills i ercnlng on Ihclr respective parade* at I o o'clock, when the Declaration of con j Kress, showing the ground! ami rca : sous of this measure, Is to I?' read in an atidtblo voice."? Philadelphia Press. Buy a tag and the Red Cross. The Ladies of the WILL SERVE All Day of the Fourth and every one is requested to patronize them in their effort to raise money for this urgent and needy cause. ALSO BUY A TAG and help the young ladies in this noble work. COOKING VV1I.1. BE EASY WORK IF YOU USE ONI OF OUR MODERN RANGES. COME IN AN.) LET US "EXPLAIN" OUK RANGES TO YOU: THEN VOU WILL BUY ONE AND THANK US FOR REMINDING YOU Or VOUK NEED. COME IN. MKS. HOUSEWIFE, THIS VERY WEEK AM) BRING A LIST OF ALL. I HK KITCHEN -THINGS Vor NEED. WE SELL OUK RANGES AND KITCHEN THINGS AT A LOW PRICE, AND OUK RANGES AKE BEST) THEY STAND THE TEST. Hamhlen Brothers Big Stone Gap. Virginia Tells How Iron Strengthens And Builds Up Weakened Folks Virginia Farmer Took Natnr.il Iron Two Years Ago anil Has Needed No Medicine Since. Cured His Digestion. Most everyone nroiihtl Kalom and Itnnuoko known .1. S. Mii<? I? i-I anil wlihl this farmer stall's regarding tin- power of Acid Iron Mineral must sur. lv convince Iho most skeptical. Quoting Iiis own words, ho snitl: "1 never foil better in my life than 1 hnvo flinco taking Acid iron Mineral und that was two years ago. U|i to that Ii tun I ?vas feeling weak anil elllfgish, depleted und nervous, ami was hadl\ in need of a good ionic. I it was a general breakdown and with indigestion und a lost nppothn mid all that they mean ] was sniveling, but I haven't felt the need of any kind of medicine for two years now and 1 can truthfully say that Acid Iron Mineral cured my indigestion and nervous trouble and made me feel like a new man," continued Mr. Mitchell, who is about ns cnthuastic. an endorser as you can meet in a days journey, though about half the population around Roanoke and Salem swear by Acid Iron Mineral nud have recognized it as n wondorful ntoinnch, blood and bladder remedy for cIobo to thirty years Nun-Alculiulic Natural Iron Vour Drug Rlsl lias It Now. Aeiil Iron Mineral poRROflses ii<? 11 in three forms, calcium, sodium, potassium, inngnesiuni and sulphuric acid, and analy sin prove it in be an extraordinary medicinal iron, highly cohcen irated ami powerful which does not injure the teeth, (Iis ttirh or cramp the stomach, or cause constipation In this natural, economical form,whole families may wisely use it for both children und grandma and it- is truly remarkable the won? derful improvement one may look for after only a week pi two treatment, in the blood, appetite, energy, ambition ami system generally. A half teaupoonful in a glass of water is a dose. Sent any? where prepaid, $1.00, by the Kerrodine Chemical Corpora lion, Roanoke, Va. All drug? gists have it.?adv.