rilK lUO STONE GAT TOST.
W KDNKSDAY. JAN. 2, 1018
rnblnihcd Every Wednesday- by the
WISE PRINTING COMPANY.
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
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
Don't Criticise Your Govern?
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?
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
" 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
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?
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
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
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
Wanted -Highost a r^s h
prices paid for fat cattle
b. A 11 ahn eh,
Big stone Onp, Vn.
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magazines and publications and
solicit your Bubsoiplums,wheth?
er you want to renew or Rltb
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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
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' For Catalogue, Ilooltlet of Views, and r'ull Information write,
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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
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
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
With Its Famous Characters
A PLAY FOR EVERYONE
20 SPLENDID COMPANY 20
BRIGHT COMEDY AND GREAT
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.
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