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VOL. XXV. STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 26.T?I7T No. 39 More Men From Wise County Answer Their Country's Call (Norton (laxotto) Ono hundred and fifteen of \Vinu county's sons answered the call Friday afternoon and w?re assembled at the city hall, where they were divided into companies A, B and O. Alon/.o Monday was made captain pro? tein of company A., l'\ C. Whitehead of company 1'. and 0. Mi MoLaino of company C. |)r. Bartle lined the now re? cruits up and gave them an ex crcist) in the usual drill. Kueh soldier hoy was given a handsome comfort hag present? ed by thu Red Cross ladies of the town. Oapt. Bragg had charge of tho ?fe \V. train and slated that his company had provided ample room and every comfort for the transpor? tation of the hoys. The parade to the station was led by the Nor? ton Milit?r) Band, followed by the school children, the Bed Cross ami n long line of citizens. It was a fine looking set of voting men who will enter Camp Loo at Petersburg, from Wise county. Will Youell was named as major of* the entire-, hutnllion, as ho had the benefit of military training at the V. M. 1. It is hoped that these brave hoys may not see service in France; but if they do liko our American forefathers, they will give a good account of them telves. The following is the list of those who are included in the call: Samuel A. Holling, WadeU.Hampton, Eugene P. Horner, David P. Meyers, .lohn MoCarty, Loyd Tlidmitaon, John W. llenaley, Frederick 0 Btallard, Karl Rice, Win. 'I' Smith Chan. K. Kletober, Wm I). Qllllam, 116yd Itlchmond.Iaaac W. Ureer, Samuel ll.Jeaaee, Polar J, Qroaclose; hco Uutlef, llarvoy llawka, i leoai Hammond*, Kiii. arson Collier. llobers Nixon, liny F.. Shaut, Prank Sexton, Mllford S l?ulscnbarry, F.lbeit Uulllua, Aaaud llailuy, i:rover fj. Sey luore, Urblu Sexteu, Mat Agy, Olina. V Hurley, Orvll I.. Donahue, Lewis Itu.l hick, Arthur llalley, .hones Oxford, Sam? uel F. Diekenaoii. Will lluglica, Patrick Itoberaon, Clay llall, Caiuilen h. MoLalh, John Punk. Oalrin Sloaue, Alonao Monday, Phil M llolbrook, llenj. It. Hale, Ceo. II. Turner, Arthur A. Cniiuttea, i Tins. Ilib *6n, Arnold Davis; Oliarlle Abclier, llu foaO; Kill, Leonard P. Madddic, Claude Allay, Hobt. I,. White. Urover Huberts. Milan Yenry, Columbus IV Sutherland, W?rlay It. Heeliy, Aaher llrisson. Neaj Uledaoo. Ktehraoml H. Jeaaco, Alfonso Walla, Olga K. Xiuhol*. Houston 1.. Meade, Kveret I, MoCounell, Win W llerrv. Owen Wells, Sherman Itloh, .lames C. M.Mire, Arvli I). l"obor*ou, Joe Moade, Thomas Church. Wm. U. Itaker, Itufu? MuIIIiih, Henry II. Meade, Harry Walker. lUrry K. Jesaee, iMile M. Shade,-1. John II Johnson, hon Nichols. Wyatt II. Peterr, VcruOll 0. .Maxwell. Engen? Cralger, Toby B. IllwlSoe', llco, M. Stratton, Ollla Jordan, Clayton p, c, wood, James W. Pamiell, Janiea A. Thompson, Chea A. Kdwarda, Howard It Adams, Frederick C. Whitehead, Jeaaea-T. Jaokaon, l.on/.o Streugth, Tom Moore, I 'bus. K, itobehion, Marvin W. S?then, Nelae Ohiaenball, Samuel F. Strong. Thon. J. Whitaker, Edwin Strouth, 1. eo DarlSi John Pink, Oacar A. Hall, Adam It. Fleeuor, Cleve Morelock, Delate t'olliiib, Irvine S. Hull, ItOMOe F.. liever ly, Joseph Ii. Orill, Walker Hall. Itohcrl K. Hubiuett, Tlvla Ckaffiu, .lohn W. IIul. bard, Qeoi 0, Arwood. Ualph II. Murphy Samuel K. Itarker, Eddie I. Itoblnett, Hugh 11. Standlfoi, Jr. .hones Stlirglll, Herbert \V, Morloy, ArthurQ; Lawaou, Carl V. Powors, John P. Vandlrer, Klbert Weat, Arnold (iil liaui. Win. Hobt. Hoverlv, Win. It. Owena, Cordon 8turgill, Jndii T. Chap? man, (isiar DoUonj Hobt. Qrbuea, Itobt. Molee, Grauvllle Collins, Wm. II. Mc Iteynolds, o.sear U. Rartley, Jaa. II. Hunt, Floyd II. Long, Dora W. Kohl nett. Itufim A. Seott, lira Ihilbrouk. Harry It. Smith. Have Neeley, t in- I', liar nett, Henry M. Sprigga, Trigg Church, Wm II. Youell, Aifonsor lltlehauau, l>ava Uarkor, Win. E. Rlggs, Oco. Slev ?na, Willie Kiohardaon. Will Accept Colored Men We are uccepting colored men botwoon the age of 18 and 10 years that pass the required physical examination, for en? listment in Stevedore Regiment, Quartermuster Corps National Army. Married men will be accepted if thoy sign a declara? tion that they will support their families while in service. Ap? ply to any recruiting ofllce. H. F. Powi:i''l, 2nd Liout., 2nd Va. Inf., Assistant Recruiting Officer; Somo moil are like a bass drum; thoy are good for noth? ing but a big noise. American Red Cross Notes Tili? Government sends out tho following daily bulletins: Sept I .? The Kift of $500,000 from the Ford Motor Compnny to tho American Kotl Cross was announced toddy by tho Rod Cross War Council.' 'I'lu> gift was iu tho form of 0 credit on the Kord factories for half a million dollars worth of auto? mobiles, ambulances, parts, etc., as the Roil Cross may desig? nate. Sept. 2.? Henry I*. Dawsoji announces:u Junior Red Cross open to all scliool children iu the country. Membership is to be by schools. Wherever there has been placed in the local school fund an amount equal to 35 cents for every pupil, the school becomes a school auxili? ary of tho Red Cross. The fund will bo used for the pur? chase of materials which the children will mnko into Rod Cross supplies. No part of it is to go for chapter or general expenses. Sept. 3.?Because of the grow, ing nuisance of the Red Cross emblem, the American Red [Cross has just issued a now warning to thoBO who may bo violating tho law regarding it. Many novelty manufacturing llOUeOB and stores have put on sale lare;e quantities of Red Cross fans, post cards and de? vices. An equally common abuse has been on the covers of patriotic Bongs and popular magazines. I'nder the statute, the Red Cross cmhlcni can only be used by authority. The Red CrosH can no longer acquiesce in these violations. Sept. Ii.?The Red Cross War Council has appropidted $300, 000 for relief iu the east,through the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian relief. This is the second appropriation of$300,000'to this committed. The American Committee car? ries succor to these strichen people through the oiTortB of Armenian, Ssviss and Danish missionaries. Since tllOOrgani? sation of tile. Armenian and Syrian Relief Committee in October, i:U'>, it has distributed about 13,700,000 in .relief work, which lids been practically rais? ed by subscription in the United States. Sept. 0.?The American Red Cross is lo ship at onco to the Red Cross Commission in Rus? sia, 125 motor ambulances and automobiles. This is tho third Red Cross shipment to Russia since tin; arrival of the Com? mission there less than two months ago. Drugs, medical supplies and surgical apparatus' valued at $400,000 have already been sent. Sept. 10.?Secretary Daniels declares that the co-operation of the Red Cross with the Navy is especially desired, owing to Prosidenl Wilson's wish that ull American War Relief agon cies be centralized under the Red Cross. "Dear Mr. Davidson: For some months a large number of patriotic woman of this country, animated by a de? sire to add to tho comfort of the line body of youths who have enlisted in the Navy, have been sending useful K'f'* l>f their own make. Sonic of these good women have done this work through the Red Cross and other different organiza? tions. It has been suggested that it would bo wise if the Red Cross, the only National relief organization having otlicial re? cognition, be asked to extend us spin-re of usefulness by tak? ing over tho direction of this laudable work of sending tok? ens of good will from willing workers to the men in the navy by creating a Naval Auxiliary of tho Red Cross." Mrs. E. T. Stotcsbury, of Philadelphia, has been named us Chairman of tho Naval Aux? iliary of the Red Cross. Sept. 10.?American residents in China uro organizing for war relief work: in the far oast and to aid American troops in Franco through the American ltctl Cross. A Red Cross Chap? ter has been organized nt Shanghai, while American con? suls iu other Chinese cities arc also aiding the Red (."rose. Sept. 12.?The Red Cross has formed a special department to direct, all activities in Belgium* Headquarter? will be in llavro, where King Albert and Cjucen Elizabeth will be in close touch with the work. Reconstruction in Belgian towns will be done in co operating with the Bel? gian government. T h e Red Cross will furnish tools, furni? ture, seeds, fiirni animals and supplies needed to help refugees get on their feet. Local Red Cross Events Last weeks' Post contained a list of articles made by the Big Stone Gap Red Cross ' Chapter. We now publish the work done by the different branches of this Chapter. Stonoga Branch 50 dozon gauze pads, l inch 7 dozen hot water bag covers f? do/en dish towels. Roda Branch 89 Sheets 1 '!:< Billow cases. Keokee Branch 11 Bed Shirts ti dozen gauze compressors G dozen bandages 2 hot water hag covers '_'?"> comfort bags 8 handkerchiefs 1 tray cover. Appalaehia Branch 1 dozen comfort hags ?I dozen tray covers ?1 dozen napkins. In man Branch 4 dozen lxt compressors 'J dozen tray covers Following is a list of work accomplished by Big Stone (lap Chapter and all her branches: ill Hospital bed shirts 72 dozen napkins 23 pair pujamus ,"i7 comfort hugs ll'S tray covers ? VI doz. '?'< in. muslin bandages 32 doz. I in. muslin bandages in I dozen Ixl compressors ?o dozen sponges a dozen crinoline bandages a dozen 3 in. Handel bandages 2 dozen I in. llanmT bandages ? dozen head bandages 7 dozen hot water bags ?'. dozen dish towels .s'.i stieets 120 pillow cases. Guy Gillespie Victim of Ger? man Bomb Mr. ami Mrs. .1. 1'. Gillespie, who reside about four miles from Newport, received official notice of the death of their son, tiny, on last Thursday. He was killed by a German bomb on the 28th of July. Following is the notice: B. K. F., France. Hear M rs. I lillespie: It is with very great regret that 1 have to oiler you my1 sympathy and that of the bin-' coro of this company upon the death of your son, Private f 1ml?1 lespio. lie was killed by a bomb during a German raid lit the early morning of the 28th of July, a raid which you will bo very glad to hear was sue cessfUlly repulsed. Private Guy Gillespie was an excellent sol? dier and trusted and liked by his comrades, so that we too share in the great loss which you have sustained. With sin Cerent sympathy, I am, Yours faithfully, Reginald K. Vimber, Second Lieutenant. Iu a day or so after receiving Official notice of the death of their son, Mr. and Mrs. Gilles? pie received a letter from him bearing date of July 11. The loiter had been held up by the censor and did not mako as good time as the sad message. Wo print un extract from the letter which will prove an in? spiration to our boys who are rapidly preparing to do their portion in the war agaiust Prus? sian militarism. "I suppose all of the boys will soon be over here in the war, as I see America is going to do big things in a hurry. There are already a lot of American troops here und lots more ex? pected soon. I am pleased to see my own country doing its sharo. I only wish I was with them, hut I am duiug my part for you nil, my own dear pur ents, sisters, my dear old home und for tho liberty of our owu free country. I fool it my duty, us 1 ani tho only one in the fam? ily liable for service, but I want to see it over, then come back to my dear old home and dear, kind und loving parents." ?uy Gillespie was twenty three years of age and was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. .1. P. Gillespie. He leaves three sis? ters, Mrs. s. i). Qreenway, of Greone county, .Mrs. Lena (!rif tin, who resides with her par? ents, and Mrs. W. H. McNabb, of the 1 hitch Bottoms. I le sailed from New Orleans in November, 1910, and joined the British Kxpedilionary force, having been mustered into the English army at Bristol, Eng? land, His parents have roceiv Oil a number of letters am', all expressed ih,; feeling that be was doing his duty for freedom, lie felt that his own country should help the nllies against Gorman oppression; The hard drilling which ho went through reduced his weight, but from his picture, it is evident that Io? was lit. His friends in Newport and Cooko county will be pleased to know that be ranked well with his company und that he had the respect and esteem of both officers ami men. Tim death of Guy Gillespie brings tin- war a little closer home and gives us a taste of the awTulness of it. Millions of mothers are suffering tho same pangs now being borne by this mother ami doubtless millions more will sillier the same. The sympathy of all who know the (lillespie family goes out to thorn in unbounded measure, and yet, beyond the dark cloud is a silver ray. When this ter? rible thing is over they will know they contributed their share toward freedom, and that their son bravely and nobly gave his life that his country men should enjoy the liberty that all Americans like to claim. ? Newport (Tonn,) Plain Talk. The young man above referred to visited in the Gap several years ago and is a nephew of Mrs. I. T. Taylor, of this place .and Mrs. .labile Collier, of the Cove. Pennington Gap Items (from l?co t'oiiuly Sun) A. G. Hyatt is having his I land south of the depot plowed lor wheat. E. P. patron has taken charge of tho r?ad repairing work in town. Mr. Catron is an experi? enced roadman, und will no doubt give the state efficient service. F. M. Parsons, of Dry Branch, brought u hog to market Friday that sold for ??C.OO. No mean hog. Uncle George Bishop is mak ing preparations for the biggest crop of wheat that has ever been grown on mm ncre in Bee county. He says ho is ?bdiig everything he knows to do, 10 stimulate for maximum pro duetion, S. W. and Bradley David, of Stonegu and Arno, were pleas? ant social callers recently. Chas. E. Delozier, attorney and railway mail clerk, of Louisville, came in to see us Thursday. He talks of locating hern, which wo hopo he will do. Sergent Pearl Parson, of Keo kee, known by his friends as "Judge," left for his station at Camp Stanley, Lexington, Hon. day, after a live days visit with homefolks. Orville Hawks has sold his home in Kast Pennington to Rev. B. C. C. Knicely, of Jones vlllo, and purchased two more lots from ex sheriff Tucker and will begin building at once. It takes such men as this to build a town. Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Carter and little daughter, Pauline, return? ed to their home at Greenville, Toon., Friday, after a several days visit at this place. They wero accompnniod on thoir re? turn by Mrs. J. B. Bttrgan. Thoy made the trip via auto. Extension Division To Aid School Superinten? dents and Teachers Blacksburg, Va., Sept. 22.? In response to requests for a num? ber of school superintendents for help in presenting the mat ler of food production and con? servation to tho teachers of Virginia, and though them to tho school children, the Exten? sion Division, Virginia Poly? technic Institute, has prepared an interesting and instructive short course of two lectures on this subject a n d is ready, through its home demonstration agonts and specialists, to give this to the teachers at each In? stitute this fall. The Extension Division is also prepared to give the teachers bulletins, hooks, papers, etc., to aid them in pre Bentiug these principles in their schools, and especially to the parents. During the winter special instructions will also he sent them. This nation is engaged, with its allies, iu a great war for the "Safety of Democracy" and all that it means. The teachers can aid by familiarizing them? selves with the conditions which drew this country into the war, and iu this way they can make the school houses centers of an intelligent pa? triotism. The teachers are in? trusted with the education of the coming generation, in whose hands lies the future of the nation, and they, if serving their communities to the fullest, arc leaders iu ouch. Food conservation is very vital to the success of the allies, and by emphasizing the prin ciples of this, the teachers can serve their community and each family therein. In coun? ties where are no farm or home demonstration agents it will be possible for the men and wom? en from the extension division to deliver one or more lectures to the food production ami con? servation while visiting the county to address tho Teachers' Institute. Imperative Need of Millions lo Supply Munitions to Army Washington, 1). (.'., Sept. 22. ?Secretary of War Maker today submitted to the senate ap? propriations committee ilfl.ooo additional estimates for the army, lie explained the imperative need of the money and asked it bo included in tho $7,000,000,000 urgent deficiency bill. Secretary Daniels is to BUb mit additional navy estimates this afternoon. < >f the sum Ma? ker asked $10,000,000 is for ord nance, covering chiefly storage of ammunition, forty million dollars is for ordnance supplies exclusive of ammunition; $33, 750,000 is for ammunition; $76, 070,000 is for ammunition for target practice for an army of 2,300,000 men. For manufac? ture of arms $32,090,000 is ask? ed, and for now equipment at the Hock Island arsenal $f>UUp 000. Engt.nefir operations iu the liehl reqtiiro $86,000,000 addi tional and engineer equipment j$7,8"U,UU0. Maker in submitting the esti? mates forecast a call of 500,000 more men for tho national army soon. He said "submission of these estimates is necoasary to provide increased facilities for manufacture and storago of orilnance; equipment for addi? tional half million tnon in an? ticipation of a call for that number and in securing a sup? ply of small arms ammunition for machine gun, ritlo and pis? tol practice for an army of 2, 300,000.'' Brigadier General Cro/.ior and Brigadier General Black explained the urgency of the requests ia duo to conditions not apparent when regular es? timates wero made. Masons Elect Officers Stevenson Royal Arch Chap? ter; No. 19, elected tho follow? ing officers for the ensuing year at their regular monthly meet? ing in the Masonic Hal! last Thursday night. Thoseolocted and installed were: R. Pi Barren High Priest; Goo. L- Taylor, King: G. O. VanQorder, Scribe; A. 1). Ow? ens, Treasurer; J. H. Mathows, Secretary; \V. L. Jones, Captain of Host; H. H. Slomp, Principal Sojouruer; \V. J. Rogers, Royal Arch Captain; Frank Brooks, Master Third Vail; R. Prichard, .Master Second Vail; Harry C. Wallace, Master First Vail; W. B. Kilbourn, Tiler; Joshua MuU lins, Chaplain; W. J. Rogers and W. B. Kilbourn, Stewards. Stevenson Royal Arch Chap? ter was chartered November 11, lS'jl and meets on the third Thursday night of every month at B o'clock, in Masonic Hall. It bus about 110 members from the Gap und surrounding conn, ty and is one of tho most pro? gressive lodges in the Slate. The Hlue Hodge of Masons will elect officers the second Thursday night iu December, Rev. J. B. Craft will deliver an address to tho school chil? dren of Wise county at the fair grounds at Wise on Friday about noon, or immediately af? ter the parade by the children. Statement of tha Financial Condition OK Interstate Finance & Trust Co. Located mi Ulx Stone tinp. in the County ol Wile, Slate uf Virginia, n( the close ol business, Sepi.llih.l9l7, made lo Ihc Slate Corporation Commission. ? RESOURCES Loans unit Discounts.fi70,M8.Q0 Overdrafts, seemed, ?010.115 unsecured, ? 125.07 . 1,013,30 lloiula, Securities, olo., owned ? Including premium on aatito. 20,125,00 Kurnltiiru and Fixtures 9,253.00 Kxchangeaand check- for next ?lay's clearing). 1191 00 Other cash items. IW.?? Duo from National Hanks .. 10,17.1.9) Dud from State Hanks. Prl % a.' Hankers, mid 'J'ruat i 'oinpanloa. ?1,7118.011 Paper currency . 2.857.00 Kriiclion.il paper currency, nlckola and ceuta . 83.07 l."ia coin .. 07.nO Silver coin. ?l'MO Notary Stamps . in HI Notes Guaranteed. 15,000 im? All other ItoiriR of re.-ources,vl/.: Liberty Honda. 1,050.00 Certincatos of deposit. 10,000.00 Total. f.".i:i,7s0 7l LIABILITIES Capital Stock paid In. ..J . t 50,000.00 Surplus fund. ... 1,000.00 Undivided proflta, lea* amount paid for Interest, ex pehaea and tuxes. 0,700.07 Individual deposits. Including savings deposits.. 130.8-11.01 [Tlinocertlllcatea of depoflll 15,011.71 Certified ohocki . 71.11 Cashier's cheeks outstanding 57 71 I Hue to National Hanks . fill. It Duo to Slate Hanks, Private Hankers ami Trust Com? panies . 1,018,10 Hills payable, Including certi? ficates of deposit ropro I aoutlng money bdrrowod 7,000.00 [ Iteaerved Tor accrued inleroat On ilu|h>siU .. 01.29 Kefenrod for aeoruod interest on cortlOcatea ofdepoalt 180,03 I Reserved for accrual tav.es 2H5.0H Contingent Liabilities. 10,000,00 Total, $300,780.71 l,J. II. Wanipler, Caahler, do solenne ly IWCar tli.it the above Is a true stale. Diont of the financial condition of In? terstate Finance and Trust Company, lo D?te<l at Hig Stone Oap, In the County of YVlM, State of Virginia, at the close ol buiinetaOII the 1 Ith (lay of Sept., 1017, to Hie best of my knowledge .mil belief. ,1. IJ. Wamci.KII, Cashier. 11 loilllEi i ? Attest: W. W. T.WI.OII 1 J. S. H.vuin.kn j- Directors. R. T. (kvink ) I State ok Vikuisia, County of Wise, Sworn to and subscribed be furo mo by J. It. Wauipler, Cashier, this 21th day of I September, 1017. ti. h T ?'?:?" I Notary Public. My commlsafou expires January 1th, 1010.