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The Big Stone Gap Post.
V?L._^y, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10. 1917.-^41 WAR REVENUE BILL Passed By Congress and Will Soon Become Effective Washington? Oct. :t.?Con (/rests finished its work on the grunt War Tax Hill when the Senate, following tho example set by the House, adopted the conference report without a roll call. More than two .mil n half billion dollars nf new tuxes urn levied by the measure, which has been in the making siuco last April. As soon us tho bill in engross? ed und signed by Vice President Marshal and Speaker ("lurk it will be sent to President Wil? son, who is expected to sign it immediately. Senate discussion was brief, participated in by hut a few members, all of whom realized futility nT opposition. Most of the criticism was u h.ii the sec? ond class postage increases. The speedy action on the con? ference report raised members' hopes for adjournment of the wur session by Saturday or not later than next week. Tho Ad? ministration Sailors and Sol diers' Insurance Bill, which has passed the House, will be brought up tomorrow in the Senate. Its disposal in a few duys is anticipated. The only other measure the leaders ex peel to put. through before ad? journment is the. eight billion dollar Deficiency Appropriation Hill, whose conferees expect to agree tomorrow und secure adoption of their report with perfunctory debate. Praised and Criticised. As dually drafted after one of, the longest and most strenu? ous struggles, in congressional history, the Revenue Bill; which wob passed by the House May 23 and by the Senate after n month's debate September lt?, draws principally upon incomes und war excess profits, As passed by tho House it totaled (1,808,000,000 und the Senate rained it to $2,410,000,000. The conferee's draft increased thu total assessment by about $750, 000,000 over thu House and $128,000,000 above the Senate. The bill now is estimated to raise about $850,000,000 from incomes, corporate and individ? ual, und about $1,000,000,000 war excess profits. Other ma? jor levins are $30,000,000 on to? bacco, about $275,000,000 on Inj? un?, $70,000,000 on tirst-cluss lliail,$40,000,000 on automobiles, ?77,600,000 on freight transpor tation, $00,000,000 on passenger transportation, $#2,000,000 from stump taxes and $00,000,000 from amusement admissions. Kliminat ion of consumption tax ? es on sugar, tea, coffee and gas, electricity and telephone ser? vice, together with the house taxes ou 1010 incomes and a general 1 per cent, tarill' levy, were features of the evolution of Ilm bill. Both praise and criticism wore given tho conference re? port today in the Senate. So-u utor Simmons, heading the Senate conferees, in a two hours' explanation of tho con? ference work, said tho bill had been decidedly improved, though ho was unablo to de? fend certain provisions insisted upon by the House couforees, including the second class mail and munitions laxes. The vogetariun is tho only fellow who doesn't huvo a fit when he reads the quotations in the meat market. American Red Cross Notes Sept. 18.?Tho tted Cross gives tlui followinginformation tu l ln> public: Fifty pulilic liciiltli nurses have been assigned to the/..inen around the National Army can? tonments, Naval liases and Na lioual Guard camps. All visit? ing nurses in the rural territory anil cities udjoning the camps, the Ked Cross nurses will on dettvor to prevent, the spread of tuberculosis and malaria and strengt hen the local infant welfare programs. Sept. 20.?-Tho Ked Cross is sending I)r. Charles Ulysses .Moore, of Portland, Oregon, with 10 nurses, who have had special training in children's diseases and social welfare work, to France to reinforce the Infant Welfare Unit; They will endeavor to decrease the present high dealh rate among children under two years ol age. The Ked Cross has estab lished a children's refuge, near Lou I, where 780 boys and girls from nearby villages, which have been under bombardment, are being kept safe from gas attacks under expert medical care. In Belgium, the Ked Cress, together with tho Rocke? feller foundation, is preparing tot between live and six thous? and children, Sept. '.it.?Permanent build? ings to supplant the tents and temporary structures now oc? cupied by Ked Cross base hos? pitals in France are needed be? fore winter sota in. The build? ing problem is so serious in France, owing to the scarcity of limber, that Major Murphy calih-d for two million feel of fir. liiant fir trees are now bo tog cut in Oregon and Wash? ington and loaded on a ship watting to carry the lumber to New York, where two com? plete portable saw mills, four concrete mixers, four portable rock crushers, engines and two gasoline tractors will be taken on. The American Ked Cross now has more than a dozen buso hospitals in Franco with 500 beds each, and each in charge of "J'J physicians, two dentists, 06 Red Cross nurses and 160 enlisted men of the medical corps. Sept. 23.? The desolate path of ruin behind the French and British lines from Belgium to Switzerland, is being relieved by the American Ked Uroas, which has located its relief warehouses at strategic points just behind the lines. It is shipping in food, clothes, beds, blankets, mattresses, binders, mowing machines, threshing machines, garden tools anil hundreds of other articles of importance to people who were prosperous and contented only three years ago. Sept. 24.?Tho Ked Cross Com? mission in France received Uli appeal from Nosle for aid among the children of their districts and villages. A specialist from a hospital was sent immed? iately to investigate the con ditions. He found the villages looted and burned, more than 1,ono children with no medical euro, ail miserably dirty and half of whom were infected with akin diseaaea. Tho Chil? dren's Bureuti began work by installing ti central depot at Neslo, with ten beds as a clear? ing house for the district, und by equipping an automobile as a traveling diapensary with shower baths. The cars visit the villages on a daily round with ono nitr.'e and two assist? ants. , Sept. 26.?'1 be American Ked Cross has completed plans for securing frequent standurdi/.ed reports from all of its 2G0U Chapters as to their fiuancial transaction and membership. Under the new system, the Chapters will report in detail every month to tho thirteen division managers, who will summarize their records and report to N'atiounl Headquar ora. A uniform system of chap II beWortto] pOf Yom" 7\v ?lsa ?Maxwell IP You're way out there, And 1 am here. How much I care You don't know, dear. And every day, As 1 wait for the news, I can hear you say, Don't you dare to have the blues. CHORUS So I'm going to be brave. And I'm going to be true, I am going to smile. As you want me to do. \ It does no good To be moody and sad When I know you would Have me cheery and glad. So I'm going to be brave, And I'm going to be true, I am going to be worthy, To be worthy of you. Now he is here, And you are there-? Ah, yet so near, Your son and heir. I If his blue eye? \ You never see, ? Remember, dear, ' That a man likeiyou I he'll be. CHORUS ter accounting has been devised by the bureau of standards. This system consists of u aim I pliflcil form df doubles entry book keeping especially adapt' j ed to Red Gross activities. All financial reports will hereafter be made on standardized forms which will be furnished to the Chapters, Sept. 2S.?Two trains of Kreuch Kapatries containing 1,000 people, 'jn per cent, women and children, arrive daily in Kvian homeless, sick, terroriz? ed after three years of captivi? ty. The American lied Cross is co-operating with the Kreuch Government in the care of these people. The Red Cross is open? ing a dispensary in connection with the receiving bureau lit Kvian, and an acute hospital of 30 beds for the sickest children. Cue American nurse has beim in charge of 120 beds for sick children lor h mouths and the results with meagre equipment have been marvelous. Sept. 29V?lu the various de? partments outside the Seine, there are 850,000 refugees em bracing all classes and ages BX ceptable-bodied men. Although employment at good wages is general, these refugees lost nil their possessions, when driven out of the invaded territory. The Ued Cross hopes to lessen the congestion by supplying furniture to those who iu this way cun movo into better quar? ters, by completing buildings partly constructed, and by fur? nishing cheap, portable houses, as a temporary makeshift. for children which the Amuri-j can Reil Cross has undertaken at Toul, had its formal opening iu the presence of the Prefect of the Department, two Generals of the Kreuch Army, the Sena | tor of the Department and sev? eral American Doctors and nursos. The French and Ameri? can tlags were raised in front of tho new b.-ick barracks given by the Kreuch government for tho children's refuge. The Prefect warmly thanked tho A-inoricau Rod Cross for its help with the children. New Road to Kentucky "l%o United States steel peo? ple, vi'lio tire erecting a largo coal operation near Benhams, in Harlan county, Kentucky, have determined t.> secure the build big of ;i r?ad to connect with the Wise cAuiity roads on Looiicy Creek. They have already surveyed and located the road to the state line at the lop of the mountain1 and have proposed to the Harlan County Koad Hoard to subscribe whatever sum llo-y are unable to appropriate to build the road. It will require Hie building of about live miles of road from the lop of the mountain down LoOlt ey Creek to n connection with the Wise County system of roads at Linden.. We uro informed that appli? cation has been made or will he made to the Wise County Board to make a similar arrangement for the construction of the Vir? ginia end of the road. While they would bo willing to fight or work in the field if needed, the women of America just now aro mostly engaged in 'tending to their knitting. It is ret resiling to hear of at least one honest excuse for raising prices. The oyster mon have put up the price of their fruit "becauso other articles of food aro dourer." Colonel Roosevelt calls the war "an exclusivo war" becauso ho was kept out. Ho you con? sider that ho awfully exclusive? MR HOOVER Appeals to American Woman? hood Today?Read His Message to You , In a letter just received I?y he management of the State food Conservation Campaign in Virginia, Mr. Hoover, National Director ?>f tin* Food Administrn- ' :i(?n, appeals most urgently to 1 the wninen of Virginia t.. help ' Inn) and his co-workers iu every ?State to make this campaign au ( unprecedented success. j Mr. Hoover's appeal to Auieri- ( ?an womanhood has tremendous A'eiglll heenuse in the Saving of j food supplies, the women of I America, rallying to this cuusc, i .*au accomplish more than all < dittos put together. The appeal i)f some woman whose son is serving in our Army has tie- 1 tuen.Ions weight : she c?ii ask lier Sisters to help her Imv and their hoys because after all the ipn-stion of food conservation at , this time narrows down to the proposition of whether or hol | we will take some pains to ho Administer the ulluirs of our i household that we will he aide 1 to send the supply tliey so sorq- ! ly need to our soldiers and our Allier. Every ounce saved in the kit? chen of the American house? hold means another ounce of food available for our hoys at the front, and waste at iliis time iu the American home is not only inexcusable bill criminal, The instrumental!ics lo insure this saving of food are simple enough; they consist of the pledge curd, the instruction curd, I lie War freed of the Kitchen, the window display corliticale and the membership pin. Please remember that the Campaign Committee has ar? ranged for the extension of Ibis campaign iu every county, vil- , l?ge and hamlet in the State. The amities of County Chairman i will he published in tile local i )>a|iers within the next day or two. Get in touch with them and see that the womanhood of your community is so thoroughly interested that all of thorn w ill he enrolled iu this great Human? itarian Campaign [or the win? ning of the war. Your energy, faithfulness and ehthusiosm di? rected to this end will bring re? sults not surpassed by the boys at the [rout and the girls who concentrate themselves to Hold hospital service. We redli/.e that your help is necessary to the fulllllmenl of our objects in food conservation. Mr. Hoover issues a special ap? peal to American womanhood to enlist ill this Hold where they can accomplish such wonderful results. Won't you help us? DO IT NOW : Sincerely, F. H. La Baum p., Vice Chairman Virginia Pub? licity Committee. The food pirates hove ono consolation?the food control bill will lessen their liability! tinder the income tax law and | the excess profits measure. Theso nro tho days whon tho dealer in ice and coal get all mixed up in an effort to deter? mine which product to push the hardest. * Deficiency Bill Carries Appropriation oi $7, 757,434,410 For War Purposes Washington, Oct. I. wv.inn ess than three minutes the Hen. ite adopted tho conference re? tort on the war nrg tit dolicien iy appropriation hid, Currying 17,767,481,410 in cash and an :horizod contract's, The House is expected in adopt it ami semi it to t'rt-sidi id Wilson. Tho measure ii said to ho the <reatest of tin- kind in the Ids. lory of any government It emerged this afternoon from .?(inference between the two houses in which it was involv. ing over $780,000,000, hail been in dispute lind went through ihe Senate in record breaking lime without tho formality of a roll call. The bill carries ?6,:t66,U7C,. 110.03 of direct appropriation liid authorir.es the government to enter into coiitracis for ; 101,458,303.60 more, almost en? tirely for war purposes, iuclud ing the navy's great destroyer program. In conference, sub? sistence of the army, for which the House hud vol. .I fll7?.??0,i oh and the Sottutu f331,000,1)00, auk provided for in'n oompro mise of $'250,000,000. Kornttny transportation for which the House has voted $360,000,1?h) ami the Senate ? 113,000,000, ;l ? conferees substituted ratli, O00. Kor regular quarturinasler supplies $126,000,000 w.o. agroi ?! to utter the House had voted jit ?000,000, an.I the Senate ?1,103,000. Probably the largest appro priation in the bill is tor tho ord? nance department of the army, which gets $006,100,000 for purcliuso, manufacture and test of munition, bIcisu und Held cannon und $025,000,000 more of contract obligation authorl /.tilion, together with $003,000, and of cash and $777,000,001) of contract obligations QUthori/cd for ammunition. When Chairman .Martin, of the appropriations committee, culled up the conference report Senator Robinson asked wli hud been done with the pro ed $600,000 appropriation . . an employment bureau in tho !>'? pnrtment of Labor, Senator Martin replied that th. forces had felt compelled t.M it,to $260,000. Then th.- report was udopted. Miscellaneous Shower for Rev. and Mrs. Wagner The Kpworth Long).f Ihn M. K. Church, South, entertain ed very delightfully at the home of-Misses Georgiii und Minim sola Bostwick last b'ridny liven? ing. i'lie lower floor of the Bosl wick home was decorated in the league colors of yellow and white with dahlias, marigold ? and crepe paper. Tho evening was spent in playing games anil music was furnished by several of tho guests, aftbr which tin y wore invited into the dining room, j where delicious refreshments wore sorved. A largo tray piled with'gifts from the Loaguera, topped with a bank note from Mr. J. I,. . Bostwick, was brought in anil placed on the table before Kov. and MrB. Wagner, which were givon as tokens of their sincere appreciation and lovo for them. "Last summer the Kpworth j Leagu'o gave Itev. und Mrs. Waguor a trip to Washington I Springs and also gavu Kov. I Wagner a suit of clothes.