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VOL. XXV, BIG STONE GAP:-WISE CCHJNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12. 1917. No. 50 Legal Advisory Council ? The following communication linn been received by mo from the Central Legal Advisory Council, viz: Mr. Unfits A. Ayers, Local Legal Advisory Council, | Hig Stone Gap, \'a. Dour Sir: His excellency, Governor Henry C. Stuart, has advised you of his act in nominating joutotl'.o President as Chair man of the Legal Advisory Council of your district and of tho important public service you are called upon to perform the Selective Service kegula tions, n copy of which will pros ontly be sent you by General Orowdor. His Bxcelloncy also constituted a Central Legal Advisory Council composed of the tindersigned, the object of which is to relieve the Govern or of the details of organization and operation. Tho liberty is taken of suggesting the follow, ing program substantially to bo followed: (1) Send to ilu; Governor and] the Provost .Marshal General at Washington an acceptance of the appointment. (2) Organize vom- Legal Ad? visory Council, Interview till lawyers, ob.! tain their agreement to become Associate Members (4) Make up and seed to the Chairman of the Central Legal Advisory Council at Norfolk, Virginia, three complete alpha? betical^ arranged lists of all lawyers who have so volunteer? ed. (5) Take charge of the work i expected of your Council ami undertake tho responsibility of seeing to if that there shall al? ways be a competent force of lawyers or laymen available to tho registrants at liny time ilur ing which the Local or District ?Selective Hoards within your district is open for business. It is BUggested that this may be done by alwayR having a cap i ble lawyer present at the head? quarters of the Local Selective Boards, each lawyer perform, ing a tour of duty of so many hours, or by designating law yer.< to whom registrants may apply at some other place or places. (li) The President, in his "Forewood" in the new RegU lutions, advised that the daily press be freely used in keeping before llui registrants the na? ture, of the patriot it: service be? ing performed byt be Legal Advisory Councils and of us Inestimable aid to them. This is of tirst importance. (7) It is suggested that the Hoard immediately upon its or? ganization will come into per? sonal cummtinication with the Local Selective Board. It is provided in the Regulations that "euch Local it ml District Selec? tive Board ami the Legal Advis? ory Councils connected with each Local Hoard are the ren? ters of infoi mation for the com munity over which the Local or District Hoard has jurisdic? tion." This sentence tends to illustrate the almost unlimited manner in which every lawyer can aid in the Selective Draft. (8) It is believed that Local Bar Associations should be in? terested, thai public endorse? ment and official sympathy may be given to the movement. It will serve a useful purpose for the public to know of the part taken by its lawyers und the aosnntnee of a scientific admin, istrntion of the new Regulations for the Selective Draft effecting many millions of citizens. (0) Each Chairman would greatly faciiitals the work of bis Hoard by instructing other lawyers in class or individually aftor thoroughly familiarizing himself with the Regulations and the letters from the I'rovost Marshal General, the latter be? ing pregnant with tho spirit of service and patriotism. Very truly yours. Central Legal Advisory Council Thomas \V. ?helton Chair? man, Norfolk, Vs. James R. Caton, Aloxnu dria,|ya. John Garland Pollard, The Attorney General, Richmond. Va. I earnestly request every law yer in the County to enroll themselves us members of tho Local Advisory Council. Pleaso advise me promptly so that wo can organized to discharge tho patriotic duty requested by tho President. Expected To Invest $45,000 OOO.In War Savings Stamps And Certificates. Richmond,Va.?Virginia arid, Virginians promise to ploy no small part in tho United Stntos Government's grout campaign to raise 12,000,000,000 by the sale of War Savings Stamps ami Certificates. Starting on Monday, December ;t, these stumps may bo purchased nt any post-office, bank, railroad ami express ollice and other agencies to be designated latei li. the Secretary of the Treasury For twelve mouths the sule of j War Savings Stumps will con titmouiid in that period Virgin? ia will be asked to invest 145,? 006,000, all of which will go to help Uncle Sam Bend ? lermnuy down in defeat. But the raising of two billions of dollars is by no means the prime object of the campaign, it is designed to encourage the habit of ihr.ft among Ameri cans. To foster this purpose, Lho government is offering War Savings Stamps an securities which aro compelled by Act of Congress to constantly enhance in value. There is no possibili? ty whatsoever of the securities decreasing. A thrift stamp may be pur? chased for 25 cunts, and this entitles the purchaser to athrift card, which contains sixteen blank spaces which aro to be tilled with thrift slumps. When all of the blanks uro tilled the card will show an investment of ;t. Then, upon the payment of 1- cents extra, the latter sum increasing 1 cent each mouth after January, the owner will exchange the thrift card for a War Savings Stamp of the val? ue of j-5, redeemable by the Treasury Department in 1923, which gives the owner a profit of 88 cents. As soon as the buyer obtains tho sf.*i War Savings Stamp he receives a War Savings Certifi? cate. This continue twenty blank spaces to bo tilled in with I the $5 stumps, so that when it is complete it will show that tho holder will be entitled to $100 from tho government upon maturity. No individual will be allowed to invest more than $1,000 in War Savings Stamps. Therefore, it will Beem, that in order to limit this great loan it is going to be necessary for prac? tically every man, women and child, not only in Virginia, but in all parts of the country to invest in the stamps. Euch purchaser is fully pro? tected from all loss, details of j which will bo supplied by nny War Savings Stamps agency. Our home author, John Fox, Jr., litis out ti now book, pub? lished by Sonbner'SjNew York, entitled In Happy Valley, a collection of short stories, named us follows:?The Court? ship of Aluphuir, Tho Compact of Christopher, Tho Lord's Own Level, The Marquise of Queens berry, His Last Christmas Gift, The Angel from Viper, The Pope of the Big Sandy, The Goddess of Happy Valley, The Batth-Prayer of Parson Small Tho Christmas Tree on Pigeon. K. A. AYR US. Virginians Red Cross Honor Roll In responso to ei telegram re? ceived on Ihn first hist, from Colonel JameROn, of the :il7ih In fan try, saying "Please kimhI sweaters to Mr. C. ('. Picktioy, Red Cross Field Director, Camp Lee', Virginia, for distribution to men from Wise Couilty." The following articles were sent by tin- Red Cross lust Tues? day by express: ion sweaters, 40 mufllors, 57 pairs of wristlets, 24 pari? of socks. Below art" the names of thi Uett Cross Honor Roll. To them is ilne all praise for their ndrnir able work that minie possible the large shipment of on main comfortable knitted urticles fo'i our soldiers at Camp Lee. In man. Roda and Appulachia were supplied with yarn so re? cently, that tlu-ir contribution will go with the next shipment before Christmas. Stonega,?Mrs. 0. X. Davidson. Mrs. Young, .Mrs. Win. CallaUau. Mrs. J: 0. Darelowi Mrs C. 15. Stallard. .Mrs.ll.lt Humbert, Mrs W, I*. Pen uini;t<ni, Mrs. Patterson. Mis l-'awlmsli, Mrs. Stklnnm, Mrs. Richmond, Mi-s Ncoland.Mrs. Trout, Mrs Minorr? Kleids Mrs Klv? Carroll. .Mrs. .\si.i Cntroll, Urs. SUndofor, Mrs, (Ico. Koebuok, Sr. Mrs. James Call.ih.iu Imbodon Mrs. James Ayers, Mrs. Raymond Prltchard Mrs Andy Cariady, Mrs Jenkins, Mrs. John Krosl Mrs lUmlv. Mrs. Wagner. .Mrs Kcllx Minor, Mrs Andy Minor, Mrs. .Ilm llarkor, Mrs, Vie Warreni Mis. Emory Evans, Mrs. Do Vernon Mrs. Alexander, Miss Mar gttcrlte Cecil, Mrs Darnell, Mrs. Euuto, Danish. I. ? X Station-Mrs Will Alken Mrs. Mollie Hawks, Mis. i.nther Itolmrls Mrs I, X. Kelly. Jr., Mrs. lorn KI1 lioiirne, Mrs. .lames Kleenor. Mis. Henry Ollngor, Mrs. Katie Kelly, Mrs J M. 1'ritehard, Mrs Ida Jones, V. Sa S. W. Station Miss Lula Moon-. Miss Jane Quails, Mrs. George Mulllns Mrs William Lawson. Mis \V. A. It.ig ers, Mrs. Ham Wilt, Mrs. Tom liollins. Mis. Marshall llolohor, Mrs Robert llonlly, Mrs. Charles Seott, Mrs. Oay vvtssl. East Stone Gap?Mra. freed lllahtoii. Mrs M K. I lord, Mr. Alien Donnlson, Mrs. J. V. Slemp, Mrs II S tjnalls. Mrs. It, A. Illodsoo, Mrs. I. X. Jones, Mrs Lev Will. Mrs t' II bydoll. BlgStonoGap Mrs J. K Taggart, Mrs. ti. X. Knight, Mm A. I Ollincr, Mrs Mollie Horton, Mr, Mal. -Im Smith Mrs. Will Goodloo, Mrs II A. W. Skeen Mrs. Martha llruee, Mra. lt. T. Irvlno, Mrs. S. P Pleouor, Mrs, M C. Iloatlo, Mrs. s. II Horton, Mrs James Cox, Mis. E. J, t'reaeott, Mr.- 1). II. Plersoli, Mrs. II. E. Fox, Mrs .lohn \V. Kok, Mrs John W. (Jhalklcy, Mis. 0. U. Long Mrs: Goorgo Rrown, Mrs. Marklo, Mrs. Itockofellor, Mrs. .1 M. Potter, Mrs. lloneyout, Misr <;illy, Miss Georgia Cox. Mrs. J l.. Itostwlek, Miss Mills. Miss Nelson. Miss Williams, Mis- llottle lliok ley, Mrs. John Mulllns, Mis Mahan, Mrs. W. It. Nickels, Mrs. It IV. Klauary Mrs. W. B. Ilium, Mrs..), U. Waiupler, Mrs. J. II. Skeen,Turkey Cove, Mis. I X. Clarkston, Miss M. C. Kox, An extra effort la being mad to send fifty more sweaters to Camp Lee by Christinas ami each knitter is urged to get her work back to the committee by the 20th; if possible. JUDGE SKEEN HAS UNIOUE RECORD In Twenty-Five Years On Bench Has Asked for Sub? stitute But Twice. In the designation yesterday by Governor Stuart of Judge A. A. Campbell, of Wythevillo, to hold the January term of the Circuit Court of Wise County, the remarkable record of Judge H. A. VV. Skeen on the bench is recalled. He has been on the circuit bench more than twenty live years, yet in all that time this is the second occasion when another judge has been disig nated to preside anywhere in his circuit. The first time was when Dickenson County was in his jurisdiction, and he was un? able to get there because of the presure of work elsewhere. Of lato Judge Skeen's health has not been as good as usual and, I although he has not missed a ' term because of ill health for more than a quarter of a cen? tury, on the advice of physi? cians he will spend January and February in Florida. Judge I Campbell will hold one of tho terms occuring during this ab sence. T h e Governor designated Judge A. D. Dnbnoy, of Char lott-uavill?, io hold tho Decem? ber term of the Circuit Court of Nottowuy County, beginning tomorrow. Judge Soilthall, wlm is convaloscont at St.Luke's Hospital, it, this city, after a long Indisposition, is still not quite strong enough to hold his terms.? Richmond Time Dis? patch. Red Cross Work Washington, D.O., Dec. 7.? Pretty much everybody knows what the objects of the Ameri? can Kcd Gross are, but many are still in ignorance of its or- ' ganiz ution and to them ;i few w trds of explanation may not be out nf place. Briefly, then, very much as the War Department has or? ganised its army of war into various divisions, the Bed Cross has lately organized its army of mercy into thirteen divisions recalling to tnind the original organization of mir Country, with its thirteeen states, These divisions, independent of each other, are all the creation of and responsible to the parent body, the National Bed Gross of America. Kaeh one of these i liirteeu divisions is sub-divided into Chapters, Branches and Auxiliaries. The Potomic Di? vision covers the states <>f Vir gillitl, West Virginia, Maryland and Die District of Columbia and within its limits there are approximately ttye million per? sons, each of whom, without exception, can do something to help the helpless, relieve suffer ing on the Held of battle, in the Ctimp and in the bonu s of th ise who have given thoir tloar ones t . the Country, t )ut <>f this great number, it is hoped that we may create one of the most, important Divisions in the Na? tional Bed Cross Army. The Honorable Henry White, former Ambassador to France, Ithe coinmuding Ollicor of this Division has established head I quarters til No, 14 th St. N. W. He is assisted in his work I by eight Lieutenants; or togive them their real title, Directors of Bereans, while euch Chapter, Branch ami Auxiliary has its own immediate, officers. The headquarters aides are David 11. Drown in charge of the De? velopment Bureau; J. II. Curdy Bureau of Publicity; Mrs. Krank M. Chapman, Bureau of Wom? an's work; Miss Georgia Nevis, Bureau of Nursing; Dr. J. YV. Mugrtltlor, Bureau of Civilian Belief; Admiral Richard Wain v right. Bureau of supplies; Bu? reau of .Military Relief, anil Paul Qunttlaudur, Bureau of Accounting. "I believe", said Mr. White, "that the people of the Potomic Division soon will make it known us one of the greatest divisions of the National t Irgan i/.ution. To say that every man and woman, boy and girl, can And work that will be of great actual help, sounds like an ex? aggeration, but it is not; each individual in the division can be of tremendous help, and I hope and believe each one will". Already 7!) Chapters huve been organized in Virginia, 43 in West Virginia, 21 in Mary land and one in the District of Columbia, with, in all, 188 Aux- j iliuries of Chapters, 202 Branch-! I es and 35 organizations for Civ. Hun Relief. More Chapters and Auxilia? ries will be formud as recruits enlist in the work, and soon no home in thid division will be too remotely situated to be in close touch -with some of its branches. The first thought of our people naturally will be of their own men, of whom 60,000 already have been drafted from the area of the Patomao Divi sion for service in the National Army. Besides this on the shoulders of the l'ototnic Divi? sion falls largely the care and comfort of 250,000 soldiers, ma? rines, aviators, engineers and other men in their Country's service who nre now in Camps, Cantonments or naval bases in the small area of this Division. To provide for this actual heed of our own men and their families and to ease tho huhl ships of the men in the Divi sions, camps and contonments, is now to be the responsibility of the Potomic Division. It is Mr. White's desire, a de? sire shared by all his assistants, that any member id the Potom- t ao Division of the Rod Cross t coming to Washington shall ' feel tiuit at this headquarters he or she will always bo hearti? ly welcome, shall know it ns a place where the officers will be glad to take up eases of relief when asked to do so, to give in. formation on any subject per t.-lining to 6?r great work, to look up addresses or conditions of friends, to send ttocumtyits Or literature -in short to make themselves generally useful in connection with Bed Cross Ac? tivities. That is the spirit at. head i|it triers, and we tire confident that the name spirit of patriot? ism and service animates nur Aoxiliaries and Brunches Saving Certifi? cates Offer New Chancs for Small Investor The man with limited means ? even the school boy and gill with a few pennies to spare now and then?who wants a safe a n d profitable investment which tit the same time will help the country, finds his op pdrtltnity in the new war sav iugs corliffcate plan. During December, 1?I7, and January, 1018, war-savings stamps will be sold tit $1 1*2 each, at post offices, banks, trust companies, and many bus? iness houses a n tl factories throughout the country. At the beginning of each succeed? ing month the cost of a stamp will increase I cent. All war savings stamps issued during 1018 will mature January 1,1023 when they will be redeemed at $,ieach. The difference between purchase p r i c e and at ma turity represents the interest the Uovermont will pay the hohler, ?! per cent compounded quarterly. The'entirn wealth and securi? ty of the United Stales is bo hind tho war-savings certifii c.ites. No person may purchase a', ono lime moro than $100 worth, or hold utone time more than $1,000 worth of these se? curities. Thrift stamps costing 25 cents each may bo purchased from time to time ami affixed to a thrift card, which is sup? plied without cost. T h e s o stamps will not bear interest, but a thrift curd when tilled at a cost of $1 may be exchanged for an interest-bearing war-suv. iugs stamp by turning tho card in und paying the difference between j I and the current price of a war-savings stamp. With I h o first war-savings stamp bought the purchaser will ob? tain wilhout charge a war sav tugs certificate containing space for 20 of these stamps. If -he 20 spaces are filled prior o January 1, 1018, the. cost to tho purchaser will have been f 1.12 for each stamp, $82.40 for tho filled certificate, anil on January 1, 19^3, the Govern? ment will redeem it at *lt>o giv? ing the holder at net profit of ?l7.<lo for the me of his money. Money derived from war-sav? ings investments will be used to meet the expense* of the war. The greater part of these funds will be expended within the United States. All Exemptions \ic Canceled by New Selec? tive Draft Rules. Undo- tho new regulations jvery person registeredfor si dec live draft'is restored to his or ignol status, section l stating that all exemptions and dis ?barges made prior to December 15 are revoked. The oHlce of the Provost Mur fthul General declares it is im perative that every registrant know h i s "order number." Kvery person WHO registered or should have registered June ,'i is churged with it knowledge of the selective service law and additional regulations; and fail re to perform any duty so pre? scribed is a misdeineaor punish? able by imprisonment for ono year and may result, in the loss of valuable rights and privile? ges and in iminednto induction into military service. Radford Nor? mal Notes. Mr SVuii Vancev ?rwiti, the well known interpreter of the life ami spirit of the Appala? chian region, read some of his poems before the faculty and students at the general assem? bly period on Monday morning. This well known author in his three published volumes 6 f poetry, interprets in a very sympathetic manner the ideals and customs of the Appalachia region. i in account of Thanksgiving holiday, the work in the. Nor mal School has been suspended from Wednesday afternoon, November 'iS until Monday morning. December B. A largo number of tho students and (acuity are attending the An? nual Educational Conference of Virginia at Ronnoko, Prof. W. E. Gilbert last Fri? day night delivered an Educa? tional address at White Gut?, ami Organized a School Im? provement League. On tho same night Prof. .1. P. Whin delivered ah address at Tho llatclury, in Wylhe County. The members of the Normal School faculty do much Exten? sion work, organizing School Improvement Leagues, und utl dressing bodies of teachers und citizens on Educational ques? tions On an average more than one address daily is given throughout the year, under tho auspices of tho Appalachian .School Improvement Founda? tion, with headquarters at the Normal School. At a rocont meeting or' the Board of Directors of the South? ern Education Association at Atlanta, Dr. J. P, McConcell was elected Vice President, and made Chairman of the Pioneer Committee. Tho uext meeting of the Association will be held at Birmingham late in March 1018. Satisfaction Sold Here A good store does moro than tiual in merchandise; it sells satisfaction. That is what wo nsk you to buy. Good clothing you may bo siiro of here?guaranteed by in ,and by Hart Schulfner& Marx. I You are equally sure of an in? telligent interest in what yon need. C. S. CARTER, Big Stone Gap.