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W KDNKSDAY. JAN. 2, 1018 rnblnihcd Every Wednesday- by the WISE PRINTING COMPANY. lneorpon*l??fl. UH-DHRT N. KNIOHT. - Editor. LIND8EY J. HORTON, Asa't Editor Ono Ynnr. - Sl-OO Six Mnnlhn, - .BO Throi Months, - - -28 Botored according to postal regulations it tht, pustoflieo ?t III? Stono (iap BSaeo md-oiaaa matter. SliliSCRIHEKS am earnestly ro I nested to observe the dato o'inicl on their address slips, -vhic.h will keep lliotn lit nil times pdstoll us to tlio dnti* Df the expiration of their sub icription. Prompt mid timer* tttontion to this request will save till parties n groat deal of innovnnco. Don't Criticise Your Govern? ment. One of the foremost hardware companies of this countrj has issued a little hook lot that is one of the finest pieces of pure patriotism, This booklet is di? rected to its traveling men, anil contains some sound advice as to their attitude toward the government in its conduct of the war. It advises the men, whatever their politics may be, to refrain from any criticism of the administration, assuring them that our leaders are doing all thai mortal met, can do to bring this oountrv through the crises thai faces us. It also re? minds l hem l hul all the rotlil) big men of the nation have for gotlun, for the time being, that they are either Republicans or Democrats, and are standing BllOtllder to shoulder with lite President and Ins fellow labor? ers. This is loyally of the purest brand. And it is an example that inure could follow with profit. Every idle criticism of those in authority is just so much iuflueucu against t h e cause to which w(- are irrovoca ld> pledged. 11 Is just so lUUCll ad vet so force that our leaders must oveicome to win. And worst of all, it all lends to eil courage the unuiny, The most idle and thoughtless criticism In Americans ol their govern in, in n< ivulied straight to Her liu, and t>\ the t me it roaches there It is expanded to represent tue common seuiiineiit ol Amur leans. President Wiisoii is not ask nig for our Ut\ alt) on l ii e ground ot his ditmocrauy, ll> doesn't ask it oil the ground ol his learning of superior attain? ments. He asks our allegiance because the American people have placed htm to u position where he la largely responsible for the welfare of the nation, and it were ingratitude on our part, after placing him thetu, to cruvonly desert him and leave him to bear the great bur den alone, and worse still, ham? pered at every rdep by our sense Jess complaints. American soldiers are on the firing lino In France. They are going across by thousands and hundreds of thousands. No arm) can give .its fJest service thai has not the solid moral support of its home people, it is treach? ery of the worst kind to send our boys to tight OUR battles, unit then bicker and quarrel among ourselves as t o tho methods and means. We have men of the highest character as our leaders. Let us have fuith in their ability and integrity, and instead of annoying and nagging, support thorn to the last drop of our blood. That's what our boys will do, and can wo do less? Many otficers of tho Marino Corps and the Navy are mem bore of a class receiving instruc? tion at Washington, D. C., in defense against the use of gas. Marks-Thompson Wedding. A wedding of much interest to ft wido circlo of friends was folorunizcd ut (lie Episcopal Cliurch here Saturday at 12.80 o'clock, whon Miss Rottn Mae Thompson, eldest daughter of Mrs. Sarah Thompson, became the bride of Sergeant James B. Marks, of Ronnoke. Rev. J. B. i Craft, pastor of the Baptist Cliurch, officiated, using tho ring ceremony. The church was tastefully dec? orated with red mid white carna? tions in French baskets, suiilax and red candles in crvstle Cllll Jelabrus. Back of the altar decorations of holly were be au? tifully arranged, running to the ceiling. Before the bridal parly enter? ed Mrs. Sam McCltesncy render? ed a violin solo, Berceuse," from Jocclyn, accompanied by Mr. Byron Rhortils on (he organ, after which Miss Marga? ret Bet I it sung sweetly "At Pawning." The bride, w ho en? tered on the arm of Iln? groom, was becomingly attired in dark blue chifon broadcloth and gray accessories and wore a large cor BBgO of bride's roses. Miss .1, ss Mel'orkle, the maid of honor, the only attendant, wore a -tvl i*di suit ami carried ail arm bou? quet of ICtlhtrnoy rosses. Immetliulcly after the cere? mony Sergeant Marks and bride left for Ronnoke, where they will remain a few days until the groom leaves lor Anniston, Ala., where he is stationed with the lltith Regiment. Mrs. Mark will return to her home and re sume leaching in the public schools al this place. Ashmorc-Bunn. On Friday evening, Decem? ber '-'Stli, at six o'clock, in I lie parsonage of the M. K. Church, South; al Scoltsboro, Ala., Miss Nell Aslnnore, of Scoltsboro, was quietly milled in marriage to Mr. Charles K. Btinn, of this place, by Rev. R. T. Cunt roll of Scot I shorn. After Iii?1 coruinony the bride und grOOIIl left for the groom's home at this place. The bride is the attractive mid accomplished daughter of a prosperous ami wealthy farmer of Jackson County, ?la. The groom is i|,e youngest son of .Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Btlllll, of the Gap. Dr. Hujjh Gibson Dead. The Mid news whs received in life tiap last week of the (lentil of Dr. Hugh Gibson, of Rich? mond, Kv., which occurred in a Biinitoriuin in Sau Antonio, Tex? as, last Saturday week, after an illness of three years. His re? mains were brought back lo Richmond, accompanied by Iiis wife, who was formerly Miss Borntce tirr of the (lap, and Iiis brother, Dr. Moss Gibson, and interred in the Richmond Ceme? tery on Christinas da v. Dr. and Mrs. D. F. (in. par ants of Mrs. Gibson, and Mrs. Guy 1'ugli, of St. l'aul, attend? ed the funeral. Uncle Sam's Boys Home for Holidays. A few of the Dap's boys, who are in Uncle Sam's service at the different cuntonmonts spent a few of the Holidays in the Gap with their relatives. The\ were Josh Bullitt, Jr., of the Aviation Training School a t Proncotou, N. ,)., Lieut. Vivian Mouser, of Camp Leo, Malcolm MullinS and Talmage Wells of Camp McClollan, Gborge Roe buck, Lay lie Miller and John Allen Goodl?e, of Camp Leo, More than 50 night classes have been established to train radio and buzzer operators for the United States Army, with an enrollment of about 3,000 men. Human Hearts " 11 u ma it Hearts':' with many seasons of success to its credit will lie the attraction at the Aimizii Theatre Monday, Janu? ary 7th', and will give seekers after popular ahiusciiient an op port unily to laiight, cry und ap? plaud the many pathetic and laughable scenes of^'the^grand old play. The bcpiIc of Tom Logan's cross toads hlttcksinitli "hop, the interior of the Little Kock, Arkansas, prison, nml the cottage oil the Logan Farm with its hush of roses :tt I lie corner are till pretty --l?ge pict? ures and will he produced in an excellent manner. Knitting Party. Miss .land Bailey entertained a few of her friends last Thurs? day afternoon at her home from three to six o'clock, The afternoon i\.i- spent in knitting sweaters, scarfs and helmets fur i lie Navy League and Ked Cross, during which Misses Margaret I'oltit, Kathleen Ktliglll and Mary 8kcell sting several select i<>ti~. Mis~ Hailey served a delicious salad course t? ? lite gut >l- III the close of lite iiiternoon. Those present were Mrs. W. S. (.udgill, Misses Helen Ibis Ion, of Middlcslioro, Kdith and Elbe! VtmOorder, Urnce Long, Kathleen Knight, Nemo Vineyard, Marx Skeoiij Myrtle Wolfe, Matlte' Knbb, Margaret and Adelaide I'otlii, ?Sarah ?orli ran, Mlulge Mtincy and Marga? ret Mitchell. Afternoon Parly, Miss Myrtle Wolfe was the lovely hostess to a numlier of her friends las! Wednesday af? ternoon from three to six o'clock at her liOiiio, The iiftcriiooti was spent in knitting and til the two tables some nf the gtiusts played live hundred. Delicious hut chocolate and cake were served late in the af? ternoon to the following guests ; Mrs. I'liui Martin, of Jd:te:> horo; Mrs. t>. Brown, of Inimitt; Mrs. Will Jone?; Misses Maisi.? Kohh, Mal.cl Willis. Kathl.t Knight, (irace ami Oorri'o Long, Mary and Bruce Skeeit, Doro? thy Owens, (irace Wi lle und Janet Bailey. Tin- woman's committee of j the Council of National Defense has arranged to furnish a badge to every woman ? ho registers j to work in cooperation with the committee. Wanted -Highost a r^s h prices paid for fat cattle b. A 11 ahn eh, Big stone Onp, Vn. NOTICE. I am agent for all the leading magazines and publications and solicit your Bubsoiplums,wheth? er you want to renew or Rltb scribe. 1 can give you as low a rate as an v one. 'It Clifford Smith. l'Mc.Mlixaotit i?r?parecl l'ivi'i-iTfd Amblthma educated men and women qualified for high > l?s stenographic r*o*ilion>, t'lvll Service ?ml Cotmuetvlal positions lor student! from schools Salary guar uitocd by Written contract |600 t<> tr.'"<< Tuition n^u- paid ftt> monthly from salary. KaUiuad faro deducted. Iteautlfully illustrated 200-pagc catalog frco. Attractive ?ml undupllcatcd proposition to January student* Piedmont Business College, Lynchb?rg, Virginia ! RADFORD STATE NORMAL SCHOOL Student* can enter at tliu beginning of the second quarter ? <i'.y in January or \ thf beginning of the thltil quarter In March and And ill the courses they will |>o.'?l I bly *rl?.h. free State Scholarships, vciy moderate expense*, and courses suitable for all kin 'a of teachers and prvMpeCllve teacher* ' For Catalogue, Ilooltlet of Views, and r'ull Information write, John Prooton McConnoll, Prosictont. Eaat Radford, V*. Purchase War Savings Stamps And Help Your Country Down the Kaiser Until the last day of January, 1918. you can buy a $5.00 stamp for $4.12. Twenty stamps consti? tute a War Savings Certificate, costing until the last day of January, $S2.40. On January 1, 1923, five years from now, the government will pay you $100 for such certificate, giving a net earning of $17.60 to you. After the last day of January the price of these stamps will increase at the rate of one cent a month. Better buy at once and save the advance. FOR SALE AT ANY POSTOFFICE THIS SPACE DONATED BY THE BIG STONE GAP POST TO HELP DOWN THE KAISER Death of D. A. MuliirtS. Death claimed Davy Alben \1 ullins last Wednesday night ifter a months Biege of typhoid 'ever. For three weeks the ltrtckon man had lain uncoil ? eious ami his death did not iomo as h surprise, though it \ist a nil)title of gloom over the town of Wise and the whole iotitlty as the news spread. He kynk deputy clerk of the county; which position he had held for ii number of years and in which j he had made many friends. It doubtful if there was a belter! ;k d man in the county. He ? iyns no respecter of persons but! was good, patient und kind lo ivorj one alike, lie never got loo busy lo do you a favor, and it seemed to l;o a pleasure to him to do a kind deed, He was being prominently mentioned us a likely successor to \V. l; Hamilton whose term will soon expire, and should he have entered the race, he would have been a hard man lo beat. The sun of life was shining brightly for him aud not a cloud upon his sky, when tho dread malady laid hands on him and struck him down. Hut his momor.v w ill linger for many a year in the hearts of those who hud seen his kindly smile and heard his friendly voice and been Stronger and belter for the contact ?Norton Progress. The number of men now be? ing served by American Hed Cross canteens in France is more than 15,000 a day . J. E.HORSMAN, Floiist DOOLEY, VA. Tolophono 1030 Norton, Va. Another reminder not to forget ui when in need of Flowers for any is'casion Hoses, Violets, Sweet t'eas, Orchids, t ar nations; Chrysanthemums and Totted t'lania Corsage work and Floral Designs a Specialty, Out of towu orders tilled promptly by Fared Tost, Special Deliv? ery, Kipress or Tclegrsph. A MTT7TT n^T-TT? A T^TS 7? MONDAY, JANUARY 7th Special Scenic Production of uman Hearts" With Its Famous Characters A PLAY FOR EVERYONE MM 20 SPLENDID COMPANY 20 BRIGHT COMEDY AND GREAT HEART INTEREST. PRICES: 25c, 35c, 50c and 75c, Plus War Tax. WE WANT MEM! FOR ALL KINDS OF WORK Timber Cutters, Swampers, Track Men, Lumber Handlers, etc. Cood wages, bonus o regular men, pay whenever you want it. PAUL CLINE, General Manager, Dungaimon Lumber Company, Inc. Dungannon, Virginia.