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T~ ' The Big Stone Gap Post.
Fuel Adminis?
Closes Industries East of Mis?
sissippi . River for Five
Washington, Jan. IS.?Tlic
unprecedented adverse wcntlici
conditions of recoiit weeks and
I lie inadequancy of the present
coal su|i|)ly and transportation
facilities to meet the enormous
wartim:- demand, have made
nocossary immediate restrictive
measures as to the use of coal in
that part of the United States
east or the Mississippi Hiver.
The movement <> f coal in
transportation must bo so direct?
ed us to aid the Director General
of Railways in dealing with the
railroad emergency created by
recent blr/./ard conditions. Do?
mestie consumors of coal must
bo kept warm ami other abso?
lutely necessary consumers must
be supplied.
All industry must h.> equally
restricted in its use of coal in
order that the available supply
for the remainder of the winter
may he properly distributed and
may be made Btlll'icicht for ab?
solutely essential needs during
the remainder of t he winter.
To meet these necessities the
Fuel Administration has ordered
as an immediate emergency
measure, thai on the .lays ol
January IS, Iii, 20, -'I and 02
prefuroii.ml priority in the
use- of coal shall be given only
to those consumers whose con?
sumption of eoill is absolutely
necessary; These include in or?
der: Railroads, domestic con
sinners, hospitals and charitable
institutions, public utilities,
ships at tidewater for hunker
purpose-. United State Goy
ernmenl use, municipal or coun?
ty governments for necessary
public use, manufacturers ol
perishable food for immediate
During the live days designated
no manufacturing industry shall
be allowed to operate oven if it
has its foal supply on hand. By
this means all industry will be
placed on an equal footing ami
will he called upon to make its
share of the sacrifice hoecjisury
to maintain the Nation al the
highest possible point of military
ami economic cllicieiicy for the
prosecution of the war.
In addition lo this ctnorgehoy
restriction over the designated
five days, the Fuel Administra?
tion has ordered that all use ol
fuel except by consumers classed
as absolutely necessary shall i?'
prohibited on Monday of each
week from January 21 lo March
25; that is, on January -1, 28,
February 1, II, IS, 25, and
March i, II, IS and 25.
The otdor tinder which these
restriciohs are made is disigna
ted to distribute with absolute
impartdlity the binden of patri?
otic denial. All classes of busi?
ness are treated alike.
Except on the days covered in
the order, the normal supply ol
coal In nil consumers will be
maintained. The necessary con
sinners designated in the order
are given preference and priori?
ty in the delivery and use of
coal at all limes as well a^ on
the days when other use of coal
is prohibited.
The United Stales Fuel Ad?
ministration counts upon tho
complete patriotic Cooperation
of every individual, firm, and
corporation o(Tectod by the or?
der in its enforcement. Every
effort will be made by the Fuel
Administration and other Gov?
ernment officials charged with
the enforcement of the order to
carry out (he plan proposed with?
out undue interference with (he
ordinary course of business.
It is the earnest desire of tho
Fuel Administration lo prevent
entirely any dislocation of in?
dustry or of labor.
FOR RENT.?A first class
oight room house in Big Stone
Gap. See H. L Cummincs or
Notice To Al?
All German Alien ISnemies
embracing nil males of (he agi
of M yours arid upward withir
tin' United States, not actually
Naturalized as American citi?
zens, who are natives, citizens,
Ictiizens or subjects of the Gor?
man (Cinpirc or of the Imperial
Gorman Government, aro re?
quired to register as alio:i one
mies, the registration to be con
liicted by the postmaster as reg?
istrar ut each postollico (except
that in cities of 6000 population
? i over, census 1010, such regis?
tration to lie conducted by the
Chief of Police as chief registrar
with such assistant registrar* as
ho may designate, at the police
station) such registration to be?
gin at six o'clock a. ni. on Feb?
ruary Ith, 10IN, and to continue
each day successively thereaftei
between the hours of six a. in,
and eight p. m. up to and in?
cluding the nth day of February,
1018 at eight o'clock p. in.
T. ('. Burch, ?. 8, Marshal
Suggestions And Insruction
To Registrants.
Persons required to regislei
should understand that in so do
ing they are giving proof of thcii
peaceful dispositions mid of theii
intention to conform to the laws
of the United States.
I!\ei v registrant should read
carefully the form of registration
nllidavil handed to him and nsk
the registration officer fur cxpla
uiatiou on all points not clear ti
him before attempting to till oul
I ho blanks, Registration offl
are instructed to give regis
trants all possible aid in the waj
t)f explanation and advice.
Kach registrant is required t<
furnish four unmounted photo
iphs of himself, not largei
than .'! by 6 inches in size, or
thin paper, with light back?
ground. All four photograph!
ItOltld lie signed by the regis
traut across the face of the plio
togrnpli so us not to obsctirt
the features, if the applicant i:
blo to write.
Three blank forms of registra?
tion nllidavil must be complete!)
tilled out by the registrant or hi;
representative with tho excep?
tion of t he blanks indicated to In
tilled out by the registration
clliccr and the description of tin
gistrant and the placing ol
liiigei prints on the blanks ami
must be produced by the regis.
traut personally to tho registra?
tion officer and be signed anil
Bworh to by the registrant in tin
presonso of anil before the regis
(ration officer, who will till in
the description of the registrant
nntl supervise the fixing of the
linger prints and tho attaching!
of the photographs, if the regis?
trant cannot write he must muki
his mark in the signature span
and nffix his 1,-ft thumb print in
I he space provided opposite tin
signature space.
The linger print is a method
of identification and follows the
practice observed in the .Military
and Naval service of the United
'I'lio registrant is hereby in?
formed that he must again pre?
sent hiniself before tin- registra?
tion officer who took his oath
after in days but before 15 days
from the last day fixed for regis?
tration in his registration dis?
trict to obtain a registration
card, upon which ho must sign
his name, or nuvke his mark,
and place his left thumb print
in tho presence of the registra?
tion officer.
How's This t
We offer One Hundred LJollsn
Reward tor any caso of Catarrh
that cannot bs cured by Hall's
Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo. 0.
We, tho understand, have known F. J.
Cheney ror the last IS years, and belleva
him perfoctly honorable tn all business
transactions and financially ablo to carry
out any obligations inaile by his Arm.
Toledo. O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure la taken Internally,
acting directly upon the blood and ran
Red Crosss
' To AH The Chapters In Tlu
Potomic Division.
I send herewith to the Chap
tors of ttii? Division the copv "
u letter which I have receivci
from the Director of Divisioi
Organization at National I loud
quarter!-, relative to the ship
nienl of knitted goods to oumpi
at a distance, whereby inucl
extra espouse, and still mon
delay in the receipt of article;
by tboso for whom thev are in
tended is involved.
I have already bud occasioi
to call this mutter to {lie alten
lion of certain members of vn
riolis Chapters, who have writ
. ten to mo, requesting authority
lo make such shipments,
have invariably replied Ihn
much time would be saved bj
my telegraphing to the Maua
? gcr of the Division in whicl
such distant camps are located
roqueting him to furnish isn
mediately the contorts ueedei
from his supplies, and 1 venturi
. to hope that in the future dui
. mombers will not insist upoi
Shipping articles directly u
points more or less remote.
No one understands more ful
ly than 1 do the feeling of thosi
wishing to supply their rela
lives or friends with com for ti
' made by themselves, butsurelj
in u grave crises, mteh us wi
arc now contending with, tin
. cause, which is that of wiuuini
the War, is so great, so vast It
und immeasurably greater thai
? tho feelings of tiny iudividiln
? ?-that 1 cannot but hope tin
1 circumstance will bo reuliztii
by the members of our Chap
ters, ami the advice coulaiuei
in the enclosed letter, which i
prompted by the desire for in
. creased efficieuoy, may bo geii
orally adopted in the future.
Yours very sincerely,
Henry White
i Manager Potomac Division
? My Dear Mr. White:
This is to supplement tin
following telegram which
have sent to all Division Maua
gers, to wit:
Many Chapters are making
Shipments of knitted goods ti
camps ut distant pointB, pieusi
discourage this anil urge use o
such goods for nearby camps
in accordance with instruction
from Division Headquartere
; direct shipments from Chapter
have led to much duplicatioi
and confusion. We are dintri
1 buling from National Head
quarters tens of thousands o
sweaters where most needed
but calls are bound to COIltillUl
for sometime us demand stil
exceeds supply by several bun
(1 red thousand.
As a result of the decision ol
the War Department not to iu
elude sweaters in theequipme.il
furnished to sholdiers, the Red
Cross was unexpectedly called
upon to outtii tho Army with
The Rod Cross has respon led
to the call of the men und liai
undertaken this tusk, which in
volves over a million sweaters
Tho Chapters have been urgt i
lo knit as many sweaters ai
possible, and as fust as possible
anil largo orders have beei
placed for the purchase o
sweaters, which are beiiq
turned out aa rapidly as tin
manufacturers can produci
them. The work of productipi
will bo stimulated by ever
possible means until thedemani
is met. Up to date, over fiv.
[hundred thousand sweater
there are men who hnvo not
been out ft ted tho demand will
continue, and letters will be re?
ceived from the officers tt n d
men in the camps asking for
: them.
2 It has been demanded that
till sweaters produced in euch
of the Red Cross divisions shall
. l>o destribuifd by Division
f headquarters to take eare of
I the needs of the camps in the
II division. The purchased sweat
-lersaro being shipped in re
-1 spouse to requests from the
different divisions to the camps
which needs them most, und
approximately ten thousuud
sweatem have beeil shipped to
every camp by headquarters,
with the exception of four
camps, in the west, which ore
botng taken care of by loeul
Manufacturers uro delivering
sweaters til the rate of over 11,
1 iooo per day.
l| The Field Directors aro issu?
ing the sweaters only to such
men as have not already re
ceivetl them, und in order to
avoid duplication and supply
those lirst who are in the iuohI
1 i need, the distribution is lining
made in accordance with tho
requests of the officers in com
muud at the tli(Torunt camps.
There is naturally a desire on
the part of the members of the
chapters to see that tho men
from their particular home
towns are outfitted, Direct
shipments by individuals or
chapters to officers or men,
however, have resulted in much
duplication and confusion with
heavy expense for uxprbssage,
and a delay as a result of long
distant shipments tit this time
lioftriiltic congestion. For ox
ample, we have trustworthy re
11 ports of men who have received
us many as six, sweaters, of
cases w here donated sweaters
hnvo boon sold or pawned and
id criss-cross shipments such
?s one from Alabama to (Jump
Wheeler, (ia , of approximate?
ly the same number of sweat?
ers ns were shipped at the same
lime from Virginia to Anniston
Alabama, This would all have
boon avoided bud distribution
been made through the Ked
Division Managers uroreques
ted to communicate the above
facts to tho chapters in their
respective divisions, and to
urge insistently that direct
shipments by chapters he dis?
continued, and that distribu?
tion be made in accordance
wit Ii the plans above outlined.
The dictates of tho hearts of
those in the chapters should
yield to tho obvious reasons for
distribution in accordance with
tho foregoing plan, which is for
the greatest goo 1 of the grout,
est number.
Q. E. Scott.
Director of Divisou Organiza?
War Credits
Granted to Allies by United
States Total Over $4.000,
War credits extended to for?
eign Governments since, the
United States entered the war
total $-1,280,400,000. <>r this
Great Britain received $2.046,
ooo.ooo; France, $1.285,000,
000 ; Italy, $500,000,000; Rris
ijsiii, 1825,000,000; Belgium,!??,
0| 400,000 ; Serbia, * l,0(in,0U0.
BI ^ _ ?
y\ The difference between tin
j : Russian and German views ol
B pence was that while ttussitt
g desired peace with Germany
NUARY 23, 1918.
Death of James Wallace Fox.
All of our people were greatly
; surprised and grieved at the sud
Ideti death of Mr. Jdnies Wallace
Fox in Now York Monday tho
fourteenth instant.
lie had spent the evening he
fore at the home of a friend and
was very bright and happy, ap?
parently in the best of health
ami spirits, lie retired at the
usual time and was found dead
in heil the next day .
Physicians ascribed his death
to Mio Cnrditis |ah affection of
the heart l. lie was buried at
his old home at Paris, Kentucky,
on Saturday the nineteenth nt
three o'clock, p. in., besides hi*
father and mother.
Mr. Fox was born in Clark
county, Kentucky, on the
eleventh da}- of June, 1858, and
was the son of .lohn W. Fox, Sr.,
and Katheriiie flill Rice, hislirst
'wife. He lived at Stony Point,
I Hourbou county, Ky., w ith his
father between' 180.2 and 1S7S.
He was educated in the academ?
ic schools, attended college at
Lexington, Ky., and graduated
at Kentucky University, at the
licad of his class. lie was espe?
cially proficient in Latin, Creek,
? Mathematics and History. Ho
taught one year at Middletown,
Kentucky; was principal of the
High School at Lexington Ken
tucky Iwo years, and of the
High School at Louisville, Ken?
tucky, one year. lie then went
into the coal business with H. Ii.
Ilutchcraft, of Lexington, ami
opened the first mine in tie- Job
lien Tennessee coal field in iss-.'
later opening two more mines in
the same dislriet.
In 1SS7 Mr. KdX came lo Big
Stone Cap with the idea of ac?
quiring land at Cumberland Cap
and here, deeming I hose points
natural locations tor (owns ami
large business. Finding that a
large portion of the hinds had
been acquired by other- lie
nevertheless quickly associated
himself with Dr. lt. B. Whit
ridge, of B?ston, Mass., nnil
they purchased a number of
tracts in ami adjacent to the
proposed town site, ami several
tracts of coal land across the lino
in Kentucky. lie, at once, in
cooperation with other landown?
ers here organized a holding
Company?The Big Stone (lap
I improvement * loihpany?to which
all of the lands necessary lo a
large town were conveyed and
the town chartered, organized,
platted with wide streets and
avenues, and many parks and
boulevards, in all of which he
took the greatest interest .Hid
was an enthusiastic Biipportcr of
every movement looking to tin
growth, improvement and beauti?
fying of the town.
The first considerable sum of
money ever expended in
improving the town was laisetl
by him upon his own endorse?
ment. He became a director in the
Improvement company, and it
member of the executive coin
mittue, and remained connected
with the cdmpauy until it was
dissolved and tho l?g Stone Cup
Land Company organized, of
which he was a director until hit
Mr. Fox and his associate, Dr.
Whitridge, wore the leaders und
the largest contributors to the
erection of Hie first school house
in the town, ''The Stoucgt
Academy," and was instrumen?
tal in securing a thoroughly ed?
ucated principal. There has
been no movement looking to
the improvement of tho town
along any line, at any time, that
has not received his hourly co?
operation and enthusiastic sup?
port. Mr. Fox was a member
of the. Christian church and a
bachelor. In Ilia homo life ho
was everything that a devoted
brother and son should be, gen?
erous, kind and absolutely un?
selfish. Sie aided ami assisted
. his brothers and sisters, encour?
aged them by deed andjexample,
' and lived to see them grow up
> to be honored,ami useful mem
No. 4
the high qualities of their older
Mr. Fox resided in New Vor);
for many years, hut always re?
tained Iiis citizenship h?re and
often visited the home folks.
Bright and cheerful, never de?
spondent, his visits were like
rays of sunshine to his people
and friends. He had a host ,.,f
friends, beloved by many and
respected by all who know him.
His genius for affairs pervaded
the business wall;* of men. He
was broad, liberal and charitable
ill his opinions, singularly de?
void of the narrowness
of t h e bigot, the ve?
hemence of the zealot ami the
vindiet iveness of the mean.
His life was devoted to service,
lie was unostentatious and un?
assuming, but in all the rela?
tions of this world, an elevated
character, and tin upright man,
whose life was full of gOOll deeds
that will live after hint. Loyal
to his family, loyal to his friends,
loyal to his town.
His task is done, hi- life well
tilled with its joys and sorrows
is ended. A hnghi and gracious
light is suddenly extinguished ere
feeble nature, sunk under the
weight of years has made mock
ery of former strength. A well
rounded life has ended, and his
good deeds like guardian ailgt Is
follow him lo the tomb.
The haute of James Wallace
Fox deserves to be inscribed up?
on a monument erected to hi
memory by our people.
? Urns A. A vans.
British Tommy
Corporal William Kelly, of
the 118th S nith Sttill'ordsliire
Regiment, of Birmingham.
England, who saw nineteen
months service in the trench. ?.
on French soil, is now tempo,
rary located in the Cap, for a
period of time at least when hu
will bo called to service. Mr
Kelly is a machinist by trade,
having served his time is on
apprentice tit ?tockton-oh/l'eos,
England, the homo of the first
matches and whore the lira!
railroad tie of the world wua
laid. Hois now employed in
the machine shops of the Stone
ga Coke nhd Coal Company at
Osaka. Ho has boon mention
id twice in tho dispatches lor
bravery, having participated iii
some of the biggest battles, in
Franco, His first engagement
was at Mods in .Inly, IU10, und
later in two engagements at
Arras, whore he was wounded
three times and blinded by gus.
Here ho was given a discharge
for tin indefinite period and to.
gather with his wife came to
Canada in June, tun. At thai
limo ho was totally blind, but
has now recovered sufficient
eyeaight to seo bow to work.
He will have to report for ser?
vice in Kogl.,11.1 next March.
Lipon arriving in the Gap Mr,
Kelly met many of his English
fellow men and was given ii
hearty welcome; one who origi?
nally came from his home place
wua Ohas. Bird, A meeting
will ho held at tho home of Mr
Binl on Wednesday night tor
tho benefit, of till Englishmen
und their families, who wish to
meet Mr. Kelly, and another
will bo bold at Johnny Kay's
homeSaturday night ai8o'olock
where u special musical pro?
gram will ho rendered and old
times will bo talked over.
Mr. Kelly states thai lie ? il!
appear at any time and pi ice
in uniform und give an account
of his exp,'riet.cos for the bene?
fit of the Bed Cross or any otlt
er organization of like nature
if desired.
One thing this war has done
for uw, it has convinced mauy
Democruts thai Republicans
were human beings, ami Repub?
licans have been forced to ad.
mit that Democrats might even
bo Christians.
It isn't the frowns of our
1enemies that wo should fear,
but tho treachery that hidns
hehiod ihn amilna f\( f-l?

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