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/SUAY, DEC. 10, 1017 I*ubli"hcd Every Wednesday by the WISE PRINTING COMPANY. Incorporated. QIL.BERT N. KNICJHT, - Bdltor. LINDSKY J. HORTON. Aso't Editor Ono Vonr. - fl.OO Blx Months, - ,SO Threo Months. - .28 Entered according to postal regulations ?l tho post-office Rt Dig Stone (Jap as sec? ond-class matter. SDBSCRIUEKS are onrnoally re? quested to observe tho date printed on thoir address Blips, which will koop thom at all times posted as to tho dato of the expiration of their sub? scription. Prompt and timely attention to this request will save all parties a great deal of atmovanco. "The Prince Of Peace." And Ho said, "1 came not to bring pence, but n sword." What a strange contradic? tion, and how shall wo recon? cile it? Again the season is with us when the heurts of Christendom ttnii to that wonderful Person alily and dwell with feelings of awe and wonder on the words that fell from his lips. Again we commemorate the birth of him who shall make ns free in deed. lint now we came with hearts bowed down under a world sorrow and minds cloud ed by n veil through which it would seem impossible to pierce. Wiioh we would sing acclaim the Prince of Pence, we look out over a world drenched in war and blood. We see on every I',mil misery and suffering, hu? man conditions which he gave his life tu alleviate; And it has been so long sinco he made the sacrifice, that hope almost turns to despair. Oitu we by any means gleam one riiy of comfort from that cryptic remark which we quote above? Was the omniscient mind projecting itself into (ho filtere and seeing the mighty Struggles through which his Word must adventure e'er it reached enthronement in the beans of mankind? We cannot but believe that such was (hecuso. Too well he knew the awful depravity of the unregeuerute heart of man; too well 111) knew the fearful lust of pride and power against which men must battle and un? der winch the) must be ground to powder; too well he knew by what slow degrees the world would be brought to a realiza? tion of the fact that but one human attribute can ever bo taken Into the great beyond? love ll was said of him that ''he was in the world ami the world knew him not " If the world, then, knew hi in not, how much less shall it know his teachings without diligent study nud search? It would be well for the Amor can people, us they approach the anniversary of the Messian ic Birth, to again fortify them selves with lite teachings of the Son of Man. We should look into the national heart and see that in the momentous conflict before us, we harbor no un? worthy motives by which we may help to defer tho consum? mation of his benediction, "Peace on earth, good will to men." It would be well that we again assure ourown hearts thut wo desire but tho everlast? ing Bight of Truth. Having, then, assured our hearts of these tilings, let us revert to just one incident in his life. Lot us recall that when ho found tho temple of God profaned, with a scourge of cords he drove tho profaners from its precincts. Wonderful man! For his own safety he would not contend, but for tho honor of his Father, yes! Was it a divine pointing of tho way for his followers all down the ages? Surely it could not havo beon a trivial inci? dent of no particular signifi? cance to man. Such incidents had no place in his life. Assured, then, that peace loving, mercy loving, truth lov? ing America has hut one aim, tho preserving of the sanctity of the Father's tomph?that temple which is tho great heart of humanity?we oau approach this liegi nning senson with hearts attuned to its signifi? cance? the anniversary of earth ly advent of the Priucoof Peace Coming in this spirit, we, like tho shepherds of old on the Ju dean hills, may catch a glimpse of that light that shall dispel! the darkness of ignorance and avarice ami shall make of all men followers and champions of the Right. And as wo approach that day let it be with hearts that can feel for all peoples every where Let it he with a frrvent hope that soon the clouds that now encompass us may he rifted and dispersed, and the beneficent sun of world-wide righteous? ness may shine thenceforth for? ever. Lot it be with a faith thai the eternal principles of Justice and Right for which we stand will ultimately rule the earth, and man see his follow man for that which he is?his brother. RED CROSS MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN The local chapter of the Amer? ican Red Cross has answered the appeal t hat came from the National headquarters in re? gard to the Christmas member ship campaign, and the work of enrolling new members is now well under way. Booths are stationed at the AlUUZU Thea? tre, Kelly Drug Store, The Monte Vista Hotel, Qoodloe Bros.' Store and '.lie Post Ollice and are under the management of the following ladles, respect? ively: Misses Margaret Miller and Louise Qoodloe; Miss Min. nie Fox, Mrs Pearson, Mrs. \V. T. Uoodloe, Mrs. R 10. Tuggnrt and Mrs Hmkel and daughters; Mrs Otis Mouser, Mrs. Fel Slouser, Mrs. Markte and Mrs, 11. 10. Fox. It is up to the ladies t o see that their respective booths are opened every alter noon from '.' until 5 o'clock, and every member of the Red Cross Society will be called upon to nerve her time at this noble work The i 'amp tigii Commit, ten feels confident that busy as all the ladies will be this iveek, then- will not be one who will not gladly and willingly do her part when called upon. Surely any one could spend one hour in these booths. Saturday, Dec. 2'Jnd, will he Bo) Scouts' I'ay in every cor nor of the laud, at which time our hustling little baud of these workers will canvass the town and give every man, woman and child an opportunity to join the Red Crosn ami therein add a little comfort and cheer to the lives of our lighting men So let every body answer the appeal with a crisp, new dollar and a determination to add his weight to this great and grow? ing factor in the tight against the Rainer, misery and death! On Siindtt) ev, r\ minister in town will have for his text The good that this organization is doing throughout the world, and we hope every one will hear their addresses. The Red Cross Society in your town has come to stay, so join it now, to-day, without shirking your part of the light a moment longer. This is all that many men and most women can do to aid their country in her hour of trial, so get busy, pay your dollar, and if you have any time to spare, come around to the work room, roll up y? ur sleeves, und pitch in. Who knows??your dollar j may feed a starving chill; your' bandage may save a soldier's life. Isn't it worth while to risk it?lot's every body try and see. Under the terms of n decision by Secretary McAdoo, the busi? ness of all insurance companies incorporated under the laws of enemy or ally of enemy coun? tries is to be liquidated, with j tho exception of life insurance j companies, which are allowed to continue existing contracts. J. E. HORSM?N, Florist DOOLEY, VA. Tolophono 1030 Norton, Va. Another reminder not to forget us when In need of Flowers for any occasion. Koscs, Violets. Sweet I'eas. Orchids. Car nations, Chrysanthemums and Totted l'lsuts. Corsage work and l'lorul Designs a Specialty. Out of town orders tilled promptly try Parcel Cost, Sprclal Deliv? ery, Kiprcss or Telegraph. Red Cross Work Grows in Europe and the United States Tho Bed Cross hua arranged t<i buy material for surgical dressings, hospital garments, und|knitted arlioles, to be sold it substantially cost prices to the chapters throughout tin country to he made up by the women of America The 008 will be $3,457,200. To meet conditions arising from Italian reverses the Bed t'ross dispatched immediately from l'aris supplies including 2,000 mattresses, 8,000 blankets and 10,000 pairs of socks. Tho children o f Belgium, | thousands of whom are orphum ire objects of special care. Food and clothing alone have been purchased hy the B< d Cross foi I he Belgians at a cost of .7; I 73,. ooo. Many of the children in 1 free Belgium are exposed to shell lire, and in order to save them usylumsuro being organ, izod in France nud Switzerland, where they can he taken to safety. In Minnesota a special war body has been organised,known as the Minnesota Motor Be serve. 1 t s Bevernl hundred members,all automobile owners are pledged to furnish their cars with drivers lo transport representatives of tho Govern? ment who require SUcIl service Between August 1 and De? cember 1 the railroads trans, ported 1,500,000 men to the training camps and embarka? tion points. To insure (he safety of the men in transit the rail roads have adopted an average spaed oi -J5 miles an hour ex? cept when freight cars needed for transportation of equipment ire included in I he trains. The -peed is (hen reduced (o 'Jo miles. The organization of a Cuban aviation unit ( o h e offered France with complete equip? ment has been announced in Haben i. Probably the Fsca drillo Cub.line, as the living unit is called, will be the tiist body of lighting men from Cuba to serve on French soil. Keep Well Do not allow lite poisons ol undigested lood to accumulate in your bowels, where they are absorbed into your system. Indigestion, con? stipation, headache, bad blood, and numerous other troubles are bound to follow. Keep your system clean, as thous? ands ot others do, by taking an occasional do?c ol the old, reliable, veg? etable, family liver medi? cine. Thedford's ilack-Drauid Mrs. W. F. Pickle, o! losing Fawn,Ca., wriies: "We have used Thed? ford's Black-Draught as a family medicine. My mother-in-law could not take calomel as it seemed too si Kir.? for tier, so she used Ulack-Drauglitasa mild laxative and liver regulator... Wc use it in lhc family and believe it is the best mcdi-inc for the liver nude." Try it. Insist on the genuine? Thedford's. 25c a pack? age. E-75 ?irthday Party Ma3tcr John Bullitt Chalkley j entertained a fow of his little j friends at the home of his par ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Chalk ley, on Poplar Hill, last Satur? day afternoon from ihren toBix o'clock very delightfully in honor of his ninth birthday. Little Miss Margaret Baker received the girls' prize for guessing nearest the number of beans in a jar and Master Frank Savers tlie boys prize. After playing numerous other interesting games t Ii e little guests were invited into the dining room, where they were served delicious brick ice cream, cake, candies, apples a n d oranges at the large dining tn hie. The center piece for the table being I lie while birthd ij cake, Oil winch was burning nine small red, white and blin candh s, t aoh little guest receiv? ed a rubber balloon as a fllVOI of i he occasion Beginning January 1, 1918; I shall endeavor to operate an near as possible my grocer* business according to the ad ministration's ideas in regard ti war time conditions, and with ? he co ) per a' ions of iii v' patron s I will give them the benefit ol all possible saving in unneces? sary ex pi uses. K. F BURGESS, Big Stone Gip, V? Navy League Notes. During the past week we sent i si I of knitted garments to four of our home bin s; munch , to Fdeusand Willis of iheNaw a id Bradley mid John of the Aviation Corps. The Masonic Lodge of town gave a bent 111 for Iii X.i\\ | League, Tin stiaj night, Deci in. her ll. A delightful program was rendered, delicious refrei h incuts served and a free ?in offering lifted. This offering amounted to j;I7 OH >\ hieh wil he used for yarn for knitted garments for home boVs onlj We extend our Vole of thank to the Masons for their matei ially furthering our work A iiew supply ?,f ynrii hui In en received, and we solicji the service of more knitters Novices will be eheerf?ll) taught to knit and thus help to keep our boys warm . NOTICE Our Mr Moore w.ll be with our Bris'ol stoic d u r i n g I) camber, and will be glad 10 See all Ilia friends and patrons. Prompt intention paid to all mail orders, transportation charges paid on same. We have moved into our new store, -100 Stale Street and now have tin handsomest store, as well as the largest and most elegant stock in Southwest Virginia. 1>. B. H V LAN I) .V < oiupain , The Jewelers, The port of New York is un? der military contol, the water fronts being guard, d by the Regular Army. Fully armed guards prohibit the passage of any person,alien or citizen, who can not establish a business reason for access to the water? front areas. The same military control will be established at all other American ports and may include factories engaged in war woi k. Red Cross relief shipments to Kurope average over 10,000 tons a month. In one shipment was a consignment of 559 soccer footballs ami 25U rugby foot balls for Amercan soldiers, purchased with funds raised by Harvard graduates, According to Secretary Dan? iels, there was turkey for the riianksgi ? ing dinner of every man in the Navy. A h?v?l supply ship arrivedin European waters in time to furnish tho men on the submarine-hunting destroyers with the traditional Thanksgiving fare. Applications for war risk in? surance are now fur past the billion-dollar mark. Ml soldiers sailors, marines and nurses in activo service may buy insur mice from the Government at the rate of from 05 cents a month at tho ago of 21 to $1 21 a month at the ago of 51 for each $1,000. W A NTED?Highest cash piices paid for fat cattle. B. A HARN ER, Big Stone Gap, Va. NO USE OF "THROWING YOUK MONEY AWAY" WHEN YOU BUY CHRISTMAS GIFTS. WHEN YOU CAN COME TO OUR HARDWARE STORE AND BUY SOME "USEFUL" PRESENT WHICH WILL BE MOKE APPRE? CIATED BY THE ONE WHO RECEIVES IT THAN SOME NO-ACCOUNT "TRINKET." AND THEN. IN OUK HARDWARE STORE A LITTLE MONEY WILL BUY LOTS OF PRESENTS. COMF. IN AND SEK: AND OUR HARDWARE'S THE DESTi IT STANDS THE TEST. Big Stone Gap, Virginia deal Xmas Gift Select your gifts from our up-to-date offerings in Jewel? ry. We have made extensive preparations for the Christmas trade so that wc could merit the patronage of yourself and friends hy giving equal and hotter value for the money than can be had elsewhere. We oiler you a complete and wide stock of Unusual Values in Jewelry Gifts Iron) as Inn as SOc, $1.00, $2.00 and up in worthy and dependable articles, priced at the lowest figure possible; including: Watches Diamonds Kings Silverware Chains; Charms Necklaces Blrlrimontlt Jewelry Clocks Scarl Pins Tnilel Sels Crosses and Rosaries Itnr Pies Silver Novelties Fobs, Brooches Hair Ornaments Lavalliers XViti *& Boolier iti<: sTo.xu (;ap, va. hub? m Dinner Sets Odd Pieces in Fine China Pyrex Baking Ware Aluminum Ware Community Silver Flash Lights? Well, the Post wont allow us space in which to tell you of the many items in our stock which are useful and much appreciated as Christmas Gifts. GET 'EM AT SMITH'S RADFORD STATE NORMAL SCHOOL Students can enter at the beginning of tho second quarter early In January or the beginning of tho third quarter in March and find nil tho courses they will possi? bly wish Free State Scholarships, very moderate expenses, and courses suitable for all kin 's of teachers and prospective teachers. For Catalogue, Itooklet-of Views, and Full Information write. John Proston McConnoll, President. East Radford, Va.