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Stone Gap Post. BIG STONE GAP, WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 1917 No. 40 American Red Cross Notes Sept. 111.?Representatives of three divisions of thu American Kod Cross in Franco ? Planning, Kiigineoring ami Civil Affairs ruturnoil recently from u study of conditions in the devastated areas, having selected three villages in which reconstruction work will begin within a fort? night. Witty villages wore vis Hod. In some, the destruction of the buildings was complete In others, a portion of the build? ings can be repaired. Nearly all the houses are without roofs und windows. In these villages the total population bofore tin' war was i!,:;H7, now it is 'j:io. Sept. 1.1.?A million comfort kits uro to bo made at once for the men of our Army and Navy. A million more will he made for the Russian Revolution Army. The Red Cross is to bo under no expense for these kits, nil being provided as gifts from the women who wish to make them. Three types of kitts are suggested, a simple hag with draw string and two with pock? ets, one for the trenches and ono suitable for hospital use. Colored cretone is not advis? able, being too dangerously visible. They should contain pipe and tobacco, pouch, heavy socks, handkerchiefs, wash cloths and soap, mouth organ or game, pencil, writing pupei or pad, envelopes, and if not too expensive, a single bladcd knife and spoon. No playing cards tire to bo included in the kits that go to Russia and no mouth organs or knives and scissors (or the hospital kits. If you desire to have tin.' bag lull of plums for the man "out there" here is a list of additional ar tides: Blotting paper, colapslblc cups, chewing gum, compressed ten-tablets, chocolate, (if wrap? ped in tin foil) corn plasters, compressed milk-tablets, gaiter luces, khaiki color, Bcrapbook containing good story or jokes, garters, postcards, two-bladed knife, bluck shoe laces for Navy khaiki for Army, nail hru lies, nail tile, pu/./.les, tal CUin powder, water-tight match box. Sept. 17.?Canteen service of the Red Cross is being enthusi? astically welcomed by the troops assembling at mobiliza? tion points and at junctions and wait overs. At Washington, I). U., the local chapter of the Red ('loss has been serving as high as 2(1,001) cups of coll'ee a day to the troops passing through. Tile Red Cross hopes to keep the Red Cross uniform con Dpicious in railroad bullets und restaurants all over the country while the troops urn moving The uniform for women con eixis of a while apron and bib, with a red cross on the front of lim bib and a Red Cross cap. The mule workers wear a lapel budge of white ribbon with a Und Cross and the legend, "can? teen sorvieu." Sept. 17.?Owing to the con? gestion of the railroads in trance, large quantities of sup? plies are being transported by inutor trucks from seaports to l'aria and other distributing centers. Eleven experienced motor truck drivers have just Bailed for France and sixty-one more men are being trained by the Red Croas in motor truck factories. To meet the tulurios and transportation ex? penses of these men, the Red Cross War Council has voted ? 17,1(00. Sept. 17.?Appropriations to establish Red Cross Sanitary Units for the protection of health iu army cantonments were unnoticed today. Araoun t to begin this work with is$10C, b00. The four latest citicH to receive this aid aro Newport News, Va.; Aver, Mass.; Atlan? ta, Gu.; and Chillicotho, Ohio. Cities previously designated are 1-ittlo Rock, Ark.; Louisville, Ivy.; Des Monies, la.; Leaven worth, Kau.; Huttiesburg.Miss,; Petersburg,Va ; Annistou, Alu.; and Columbia, S. C. Sept. 18.?During the past year, tho city of Paris has es tablished tomporary Tubercu? losis Pavilions on the grounds of six general hospitals. The totul capacity of those pavilions j in Hit beds. The American Redl I Cross Iior secured permission to vi it these hospitals and hopes1 ' to liiulto tin* lives of these pa- j tents more comfortnblo and their surroundings more cheor < ful. Trench Torches The Itcil Gross wants every hoy ami girl tu come to head? quarters Oil it Saturday after? noon and make torchon for tho soldiers in the trenched, These i torches can also be made ut home in the followiug way; Cut seven strips of newspa? per, two columns wide, roll very tight, slipping in a now one when preceding one is near the end. Keep tight and oven, ' tie with a string tout is strong, lout not tod heavy. Melt paraf liit or the ends of candles until perfectly liquid and put in the torches and keep them in for one and one-half hours. Take out torches and stand thoill up to cool. Do not remove Hiring. Why We Are At tWar Qormnny has forced America, as it has forced practically the entire world, to tiefend itself by arms. We are fighting this war because Germany made war upon us. America is a peaceful Nation; wo have no lust fOrcon? quest, no desire for annexation of territory; we are defending ourselves against Germany be? cause the Imperial GerdlUll Government entered upon it program which meant the de? struction of all American insti? tutions. Wlnm we finally recognized that Germany was waging war upon us we had b00i1 more than 226 Americans, among them many women and children, killed by German submarines; hospital shipa hud been sunk dud unfortified towns had been bombed and bombarded. Med? als bad been struck in honor of the sinking ol the Lusituuia, the murderous act by which so many of our men, women anil children, lost their lives. Gar. man ollicials had treated the United .States, a neutral nation, as an enemy. Strikes were or? ganized in this country, plants were blown up, pro Gorman publications were founded and subsidized, a u d hatred of America was systematically sought to be inculcated among our foreign-born inhabitants. ICvory effort was made to in? volve us in trouble with Japan and Mexico. Our repeated pro tests were met with promises and explanations which were little better than insults. The Imperial German Gov eminent finally proclaimed the unrestricted destruction of neu. trat ships upon the high seas. It was the notification to the United Slates that our people were no longer Boverign, und that if thoy w ould sail the seas in safety wo must conform to conditions laid down by a Gov? ernment that dofled internation? al law, humanity, and element? al morality. A policy of terrorism hasbcou systematically applied by the Imperial German Government since tbu outbreak of the Euro? pean war. Treaties that stood in the way of German militar? istic plans have been disregard? ed, women and children have been treated with indescribable brutality, the noblest works of art hitvo been destroyed, and prisoners have been abused and maltreated and civilian popula? tions massacred and deported. This is why America has gone into this war in dofouse of American honor and American rights. To have done anything else would have been to but render our Hovoroignty, and wo yyiirZN Johnny conies marching home again, Hurrah) hurrah! We'll give him a hearty welcome then. Hurrah ! hurrah! The men will cheer, the boys will shout. The ladies, they will all turn out, And we'll all feel gay. When Johnny cornea inarching home. The men will cheer, the boys will shout, The ladies, they will all turn out, And we'll all feel gay. When Johnny comes marching home, THE old church-bell will peal with joy. Hurrah 1 hurrah I To welcome home our darling boy. Hurrah I hurrah ! The village lads and lasses aay. With roses they will strew the way; And we'll all feel gay. When Johnny comes marching home. (ft ET ready for the jubilee, Hurrah! hurrah I We'll give the hero three times three, Hurrah! hurrah! The laurel wreath is ready now To place upon his loyal brow; And we'll all feel gay. When Johnny comes marching home. I ET love and friendship on that day, Hurrah ! hurrah I Their choicest treasures then display. Hurrah ! hurrah I And let each one perform some part, To fill with joy the warrior's heart; And we'll all feel gay, When Johnny comes inarching home. The men will cheer, the boys will shout, The ladies, they will all turn out, And we'll all feel gay. When Johnny comes marching home. would have been forced in the end Id light a conscienceless and rapacious military autoc? racy?ah autocracy which is irt this war avowedly fur indemni? ties, aggrandizement, and the centred of the world. ?hir suc? cess means that our children's children will be able to enjoy pedcoi Buy a Liberty Bond, get be? hind your Government, and shorten this war. This is your light. (>ur men arc giving their lives; you are only asked to lend your money. There should be at least one Liberty lioud in every home. There is no better test of your Americanism. Race Horse Dies Alter Re? markable Victory In the first horse race witnessed at the Wise County Pair Friday afternoon, the spirited horse of U. T. Booker, of Abingdon, Stumbled, regained his feet, leaving the jockey on the track, and dashed away to victory. But the strain was too severe, for the animal died in the sec* ond race before 'no had gotten well under way, as the result of a bursted blood vessel. Immediately after the first race, whenjthe horse was sweat? ing from the etforts of the vic? tory, -Mr. Booker was offered $1,500 for the animal. It was only twenty minutes later that the horse died.?Norton Report? er. How's Thisr* We ofier One Hundred Dollsfl Reward for any caso of Catarrh that cannot bo cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. P. J. CHENEY A CO., Toledo. O. Wo, thu undersigned, hnve known P. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe lilm perfectly honorable In all business transactions anil llnnnrlally able to carry out any obllguttnns tnnde by hl.i firm. NATIONAL BANK OP COMMERCE, Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, acting* directly upon tho btood anil mu? cous surfaces of tho system. Testimonials lent free, Price 75 cents per bottle. Sold 6v all Druggists. Take Helle r'emlly elite ;or r-oitlpatua. Boy Scout Notes The uniform used by the Boy Seouls is praetieally the same as the U*. S. Army uniform and lite law f?rbiddlh'g the wearing of this uniform by others than members of the Army and Boy Scouts is being put in force. While the Hoy Scouts are au? thorized to wear the uniform, it is necessary that they wear some sign that will readily mark them as Scouts and with this in view, till Scouts when appearing in uniform will wear in their hat the badge of the Claas to which thoy belong. The Hoy Scouts, of London, have opened a club for soldiers and others who are or h ive boon members of t ho Boy Scouts, and have extended invi? tations to our troopers who have been iu the Scouts, to make use of tho club, which offers oppor? tunities for recreation, rest ami light refreshments. Col. Theodore Roosevelt late? ly addressed r_*ii(? Scouts at Mineola, X. Y., and said: "No man is entitled to privilege if hedoes not perform a duty. You Scouts can't enjoy the privileges of a Hoy Scout if you stay out and don't do the work." Tho percentage of the Boy Scouts iu Big Stone (lap will have to increase. The Nulionnl Counsel has called for a report of the amount of food supplies grown [this season in Scout gardens I and troop gardens. All Scouts should make up n list at once land band it to the Scout Mas? ter. WANTED.?For saw mill work, at Olinger, Va., a saw? yer, block setter, gang edger man,also teamsters and swamp? ers. Oood wages for good workmen. Apply at works at (llingor or VV. K. Yoary, Big Stono Cap, Va. Leading the World Shipping Board Announces That 1,200 Vessels Arc Ncaring Completion Washington, Sept, 28,?The magnitude of the American government's shipbuilding pro grain was revealed toddy for the first time in a Rtatement t>y the Shipping Board showing that nearly 1,200 merchant ves? sels of about b,000,000 tonnage will bo completed within a little more than a year. Completion of ships comman? do rod in shipyards and of ves. sols actually or about to be con tracted for will give the country a lloet of 1,000ships with a total tonnage of more than 0,000,000, In addition to this tho hoard will complete in 1010 vessels al? ready contracted lor and under negotiation of about -1,000,000 tons. A billion dollars bus just boon asked of Congress to com plete the program. The United States now is leading the world in shipbuild? ing and if the present rate of construction were kept up would t" come the leading shipping Nuiiou in the world in a few years. The British, whose pres. out ocean-going tonnage is about. 15,000,000, are hampered in building by lack of men and materials. In all other eoun tried except Japan building vir? tually is at a standstill, America now has a total over. SOUS tonnage ol I] ,400,000, to wlucli has been added about 700 ?6 ions of (Immun and Austrian shipping. I a pan has 2,00<),000 tons. Italy 1,050,000, France i,880,000, Norway 1,050,. 000, Holland 1,475,000, Sweeden 300,000, Denmark 090,000, Spain 750,000, Russia 550,000, Portu? gal Jon,oiio and all Of South America S0?,?0p. The progress of the Kmorgon oy Fleet Corporation in getting Vessels COUStrtlCted was out? lined in the statement as fol lows: During the last two months there have been awarded con? tracts for l is wooden vessels of 3,5i 11 tons deadweight, capacity to "27 knots. There hud prev? iously been awarded contracts for '.':>."> vessels of the same type and ?S composite ships, a total of ill, with a tonnage of i ,-itai,. ooo. drent difficulty has boon experienced on tho Atlantic coast in obtaining suitable lum? ber and it is anticipated there will be a greater delay in their corripletiou than was expected. "Since August 1 there have been awarded contracts for 155 more steel cargo vessels of 1, 070,800 tons to six yards. Bro vious to August 1 seventy steel cargo vessels of 587,000 tons had been contracted for with ten shipyards. Therefore the present time the total number of steel vessels under const ruc? tion is 226 with n to on ago of 1,663,800. '?The Fleet Corporation has requisitioned 403 vessels of about 2,(100,000 tons." The shipping board is making every effort to obtain engines, boilers and other equipment for tho vessels to be built, and in most instances contracts havo been placed. An industrial service depart? ment has just been established by the fleet corporation which with the. department of labor will assist shipbuilding in ob? taining labor. It also will bo established a system of voca? tional schools to train work men. Chairman Hurley, of the Shipping Hoard, and Admiral Copps, general manager of tho Fleet Corporation, expect Jto start soon on a tour of tli> country's shipyards to inspect the work. Visit Men At Camp Mothers Need Not Fear for Their Comfort, Says Committee Mothers, have nothing to fear; their sons tit Camp Leo ore com? fortable; the boys tiro receiving the kindest treatment from their Uncle Sam. That is the declaration of a committee of throe?(icorge \V, itogors,chair? man of exemption board No. I, and Urs. .1. II. and .1. I). 11 inch man? which has just returned from a tour of inspection of tho camp. ?'If mothers or sweet hearts or others wish to do tiny thing to help thi" boys thoy may send along pillows, single sheet-, and towels," said Mr. Uogers this morning. "They are about tho only things seriously lacking at the calnp. Each man has bis own cot, his own locker and his own place at tho camp. The meals are extremely good. Scpdrior ollicors are courteous to the men and considerate of their welfare; I have never seen a primary teacher more careful of her pit pila than are these ollicors of the men who are under them. Wo found the boys much pleas? ed. "Conditions at the camp tip? pe.ir to lie highly conducive to health. All the boys are tak? ing things philosophically. An indication that life there is good is the fact that one of our boys gained seven pounds in the fourteen days he huH been i here. There are at present about 21,000 men in the camp, in.I there will shortly be 17/ I t'ho place is rapidly becoming a separate and distinct city. There is now a postoftlco; a store will Boon make its ap? pearance and other things that belong to a city will be opened. "We.saw several old soldier boye who had been on the bor? der and who assured us that, conditions at the camp are 600 per cent, better than they worn on the border. The camp BCOIIls to have been constructed with a view of anticipating t he n tods of oven the rawest kind of a re? cruit. Lessons in elementary drilling tiro being given the men, most of whom show ex? cellent adaptability to the mili? tary life and exercises." -L.c';.. mond Kvoniug Journal. NOTICE At a meeting at the Amu/.ti in June, quite a number of per? sons signed their names, prom istng to contribute to the Ar? menian and Syrian relief either monthly for three months or voluntarily. Tho period of three months is about out and wo are a go id amount in arrears. Will each one who promised to contribute monthly* or otherwise please mail the full amount promised to me at once. The children are still needing hotp. Let's not lot them suffer from our neglect. We have already sent them $273.32. Mra. II. A. W. Skeori, Local Treasurer. Sept. 27, 1017 iteports of lifo in the Nation? al Army Cantonments m ike oven the Bkoptieal believe the draft is the, host thing that could have happened at this . time.