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BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 30. 1918. No. 5 County Engi-j neer Attends Good Roads Meeting in Richmond. B. 11. Bruce, County Engi? neer, vvlm attended the 7th An until Convention of the Virgin? ia Good UouiIh Association in Richmond on .1 unitary I5i h.lOth und 17th, reports a very enthu Bitistic meeting on the part of every one of the 260 delegates present. He informs us that particular streets was laid upon the continuance and construc? tion of roads in the state, a res olution being unanimously adopted to that effect. Two years ago the State Leg? islature appointed a State Roads Committee, consisting of throe members of each house and the State Highway Commissioner, to formulate a Ststo System of Highways. Mr. Bruce states that this Committee has gotten up a beautiful eystom of roads leading into or through every county in the statt', containing a total distance of 3600 miles. The plans for this system was also placed before Ihn conven? tion for their approval and un? animously adopted after one or two minor changes, which the Legislative Committee agreed to make. This bill has gone to the Lower House as adopted by the Convention, and is expected to pass both Houses wi'.b very little opposition, in which case it will become u law immedi? ately. The bill provides that the State take ovur, complete the Construction and maintain the system entilelv, without aid from the Counties, The Auto? mobiles lax will bo used as a maintenance fund, instead of dividing it among the Comities Urt ut present. The State Money Aid, how evor, will be continued, but all convict forces will be with? drawn from the Counties and used on the State system us present contracts expire wilh various counties. Mr. Bruce has in bis office tit Norton a very interesting map showing the proposed state sys? tem. The Wise County roads shown on this map are the main roads leading from Russell County Lino ut St. Raul to Vir giniii City, Cooburri, Norton, Appathchiu, Big Stone Cap to Lue County Line und from Cue. burn to Cranesnest, Fuller Cap, down Cranesnest Creek to Djck euson County Line, thence on to Clintwbod. The hitter road may he eliminated and the road from Norton to Wise, Glamor? gan, Pound, thence on to the Kentucky line be adopted in stead. We were informed that ho curtailment of the original plans for maintenance in this county will be necessary on ac? count of the war and labor sit? uation, but it in thought some proposed construction will necessarily have to bo delayed until tho war is over. NOTICE The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Interstate Hailroud Company will bo held at the Fleischman House, Alex? andria, Virginia, Wetlnesduy, February 20th, l'.?18, at 12:110 o'clock p. m. for the purpose of hearing annual reports, electing a Board of Directors; and truns aotiiif; such other businees as may properly come boforo tho meeting. H. B. Prior, Secretary. Stricter Econ? omy ? i Bills Introduced Would In? crease Control by the President Washington, Jan. 21.?Stric? ter economy of food is required of the American people by new laws put in the making today in Congress. Food Administrator Hoover has approved them and thoy are expected to pass promptly us supplemental to the present foot! control act. Wlieatlcss and meatless diijs ami other economies necessary that America may help to sus? tain her cobolligerents would become mandatory by law, in steail of voluntary as at present. Such new law the food udmiti istration holds, uro necessary to protect tho millions of loyul Americans cooperating in food Boving against the wastefulness of a few individauls and of pub lie eating houses which are said to handle probably fifty per cent of the food supply. In the Semite, the adminis? tration hill was introduced by Senator Pomereno. In the House it wan introduced by Chair mau Lever, of the Agri? culture committee, who made a .statement explaining its provi? sions. Tho bill was referred to com? mittees in both Houses. It pro vides that wherever tho Presi? dent shall find that it is essen, tittl to limit further unrestricted use, manufacture, sale or dis? tribution of food and foodstuffs he may, by proclamation, mod? ify, limit or discontinue their use to the extent necessary to assure an adequate supply. The President would be authorized to issue rules and regulations which might vary from lime to time lo meet changing condi? tions and m carrying out tho proposed law may utilize any department agency, or otlicer of the government. Any person who failed or re? fused to modify, limit or dis? continue the sale, use, manu I faclure, or distribution of such [ articles, would bo guilty of a misdemeanor, ami punishable by tt maximum $5,000 line, six years imprisonment or both. The law would cease to be in effect when the war between tho United States and Germany is over. Navy League Notes The following lettters show for themselves the extent of the good work done by the Comfort Committee of the Navy League of Big Stoiin Gap: Camp McOlellan, Ala., Dec 16, P.'17. We, the undersigned, former? ly residents of unit near Big Stone Gup, ami formerly of Company 11. Second Virginia Infrautry, hereby acknowledge receipt from the Comfort Com? mittee, Navy Dengue of Hig Stone Gap, of a sweater, hel met, mnller, wristlets und two pair of socks, und hereby ex? press to tho committee our sin? cere thanks tititl gratitude: Signed: George Khouds, Car ""not ice ~ The annual meeting of the stockholders of Tho Virginia Coal and Iron Company, will be held at theFleischman House Alexandria, Virginia, Wednes? day. February 20th, H)18, at twelvo o'clock Noon, for the purpose of bearing annual re? ports, electing a Board of Di? rectors, and transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. \V. C. Kent, Secretary. JL use more corn use morejish & beans 3-iats use just enough ? ?se syrups ^ and ^^m the cause of fiaeedom U.S. POOD ADMIMSI'HATION lisle Skeon, W iBinni t' nibs, William Blcvius, Tutd Henaor, .1. l\ Bullitt. Major, .1 I'. llui m Alm Colvard, Steve Sehest in, .1. I-'. Yotlgll, .1. B. Marlis. (jebrgo It. Bopnss, II. I'. Hailo}. John T. Bush; Frank Phillips, Ishmol Tali-, Creed Carter, < i. 1*. llobbs, lv <i. Livingston. I'.imp Lee, Vn Dec. i!o. IDli Mrs. K J. Present, Big 3 to lie dip. V ,. Dear Mrs. Present i: I am glad iinleeil to liuvo this wire from you, as I have observed many eases where Sweaters are needed, ami, in fact, have written to many of my friends to help out. My oh. servnlion is that the hoys from the heiter clashes of families are all well supplied, hu: many do not seem to have frietitlswho I can,or will, supply sweaters, wristlets, mulTierSj &c I am in the heudqunrtcrs office of this regiment ami can easily spot the hoys froth Wise County, and pi;.these articles with them, ami also see I hat tho really needed eases are taken care of. If these goods tire shipped UN per tho above wire, it will give me pleasure tu distribute to the best <>f my ability, and furnish list of name., of those recoil illg same. Yours truly. Homer B. Adams. The ('out fort Commit I on ship peil to .Mr. Adnms for distribu? tion^ I' sweaters! tu mildern, 10 helmets, 18 pair Wristlets. To the following boys tit homo on furlough knitted garments have been furnished: Boy Banks, John Allen (ioodioe, Hurry ,J esseo, K tri Wille-,I, ay no Miller, Dan Lewis, Tulin igti Wells, Henry McOonnick, Tom Cocbrun, Campbell Cocbrttn, Walter Nickels, Charles Willis, Kd Kdens, Kreil Troy, Sherman Hartley, By In nd (.'raft, Vi v ion | Mouser, Henderson llorsley. The League sent lo Camp Lee this week us: sweaters, in addition to live sent to boys at other camps, The Gate City Branch of the Big Stone (lap Comfort Cm, mitten have furnished wool and knitted 32 sweaters, 12 pairs of hose, which at their request, were furnished to Scott County hoys. In hands of,knitters we have ?II sweaters and 1 mufflers. It is n-nlly surprising whnl great amount cd' material has been worked up by the out hit siustic women and girls of our town and vicinity. The need is great, as many of our soldier boys are not yet supplied w ith wurin garments to protect them from the wintry blasts they must endure. They tiro sacri? ficing their all for us, enn we do less than give our moans to supply the necessary material that tho patriotic women and. girls of this community may] knit tin' garments that nrii bo essential, hot out) In their com I fort, hot to their life itself. Ail) j amount for i he purchase of wool for this great work will he greatly received. Semi your contributions i" Mrs. i>. B. I'e ;.i, Treasurer. We are sure that many will cheerfully avail themselves of this nppor tuhity when they note that we are supplying "our home boys liist. Will he glatl of names of any of "our hoys" who many have been overlooked in distributing garments. The following let t ir to a young lady in the (Jap from a Soldier bo) at (Jump Meridian will show the Navy League how much their work is appreciated and how very necessary it itj for knitters to return thoir.lin ishe.l garmeiits as soon as pos sihle especially during the se veto weather. tjljliip Mel Melllllij Ala. Jan. 17, I'.Uv Hear Friend. - I w ill answer the letter re? ceived asking mo 10 answer slating whether I received Hit? sweater the other day. 1 also received the sweater at the :. line tline. I want Io i hank yi.u for your kindness in secur? ing ij for me as it sure COIllOB ill good. Ii you will solid I he scat f ami wristlets soon I will still he in Alabama ion if I should hap? pened lo lie mo\ eil I will let you know. Thanking you again for your k iuduuss; Voitr friend. The request for a knitted set was received about two weeks ago from the young man, who staling it was very cold at t'.imp Mc.Clollun. The letter was luriied over to the Ntivj League and it sweater was mailed him the same day and a promise of sending tin' scarf and wristlets as soon as some ivoro turned in. Income Tax Richmond, Vu. Jan. 24.?The Bureau of Internal Rovoniio is seeking every avenue of pnhli city to educate tbn people of liie country districts in regard to the income (ax deduction ah lowed farmers for business ex? penses, and the Virginia Coun? cil of Defense in endeavoring to furl her this cause also. This is one of the many ques lions which revenue officers who will visit every county in the United stales during Jan? uary atid February will answer in detail. Briefly, they include tho amount ox ponsod for labor in the preparation Jof land for crops and in the cultivation, harvesting tout marketing of the crop. Deductions may be made for the coat of (seed und fertilizer, the amount expended for labor, jilt caring for live stock, cost ofi feed, repairs to farm and other farm buildings, hut not the cost of repairs to the dwellings. The cost of repairs to farm fences and machinery is deductible, as well as the cost of small tools and materials which is used tip j in the course of a year or two, stich as binding twine, pitch forks, spades, etc. 'The cost of machinery, stich r.s tractors und thrashing ma? chines, cannot be deducted, but the cost of their operation is a deductible item. The value of farm products is not consider) d taxable until reduced to cash or its equiva? lent. If crops and stocks were produced in li?lli ami sold in 1917, tllO amount received there? fore is to I?. included in the farmer's tax return for the cut on dar year 11)17. Crops pro ducetl in 1017 and on hand De? cember .'list need not be consid? ered. Persons in doubt us to any provisions of the iucoine tdx section of .the war-revenue act are advised by the Bureau of Internal Bo venue to see the revenue officer who will visit their county to assist tnxpapers in making out their returns, which must be lilod on or be? fore March 1st, r.us. More Milk Needed in Big Stone Gap. At lite present price of inotit, eggs and lard tor flits), milk at tiie current price is much cheap? er and even more wholesome. There is certainly an ample demand for the sale of milk here to justify putting in a first class dairy herd. Until this is done t he Citizens of this town must eil her do w ithout milk, buy it in cans, or continue to compro? mise by I rusting in part to the cows around tow n. The writer believes in "The TOW It Cow" and believes that because of her economic useful? ness und importance, she would bo better bred, better fed and taken better care of. The cow fed the neatest Lai attend ration will be the easiest I to keep up, ami will give the most milk, or in 61 her words Will give- the cheapest milk. I f you do hol know what a balanced nit ion is for your cew. Und mit, it will not only save you dollars in feed but also give yon dollar- in milk. Take bet? ter care of I ho cow. W hile the average cow tinder normal conditions can stand con jNotice to Our Customers Effective February First lite Discount on all Bills for Electric Lighting Service Will be One Cent Per KWH Instead of Two Cenls as Heretofore. This action is not taken in order to fatten our WAB PROFIT column but merely to assist us in affording adequate service to our customers under conditions as they are today. Help us to prevent reducing the discount again by paying your bills promptly. Reinem her that when your bill is not paid immediately after it be? comes duo you are using our .money without inlereat and thereby increase our cost per ' kilowatt hour. Your co-operation in this way j will help more than you can imagine. ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION COMPANY OK VIRGINIA R. M. Watt, Dist. Managor. siderable exposure and with a slight nicreose in the foot! that i- rich in fat, keeps up her nor? mal milk How, yet it is far hot? ter, if at all possible, to provide good warm shelter both at night and when the weather is extreme as it hits been recently, it not only looks better to see our faithful dumb animals cared for properly but in the case >>f the cow she pays us for our trouble. Hut it is economy from anoth? er point of view to keep the cow up sit night and during bad weather. The manure thus saved :t. 11' 1 put on the garden, will pay in increased production usually enough in one year to pay for labor and material to build the slied 6r stable. Have more 'flown cow--" hut give what wo have better feed ami better treatment. I). 11. S. Boy Scout Notes (ScoutCarl Knight, Killtnr.) There bus been a pri/.e of twenty live dollars cllered for the best Scout Troop m Wise County to be competed for at the school fair at Appalachitt early in April. The items will bo graded as follows: Membi rshlp and attendance, based on scout attendance of 7."> per cent of meetings and hikes l.'i per cent during Jan., Feb., March and April to date of contest, 15 per cent. N umlief of second class scout lu per cent. First aid demonstration 25 per cent Fire building. Boiling one pint of water 10 per cent. Knot tying I "i per cent No. of miles hiked .lan. to date of contest In percent. Best essay on any particular hike, Jan. lo date of contest, 15 per cent. The several troops of the county will train for this con? test and close competition is expected. Oil Saturday last Ihu Scouts distributed t?<> copies of tho President's Flag hay Address Through the efforts of llie scouts this pamphlet will be brought to the attention of about eight million i.pie within the 1'niled States The good that will be tlo.ie by this literature is be? yond comparison. It is highly approved by the niltlloratlVOS at Washington and every scout vyho participated in the distri? bution has done some real work of merit toward winning the war anil saving their mothers and sisters front the fate that befell the women and girls of Belgium and Nortern France. The Scout Birthday Party will he held at the Baptist Church Friday, February 8th tit 7.:iu o'clock p. in The program will he interesting and Instruct? ive lo parents and friends. The public is invited to come onjoy the evening with the scouts. Building Caught Fire. The Suinmerfield Building, a large frame structure on Wood Avenue, caught lire hist Thursday afternoon on the sec? ond Hour ami for a while it looked as if it would bo destroy? ed, but the volunteer lire de? partment promptly extinguish? ed the blu/.e. The tiro started from an overheated stove pipe and succeeded in burning a large hole in ono side of the building. Deserter Killed. A young man by the name of Chisenhall was shot and killed at Imboden last Th?rs day afternoon by Policeman Raymond Pritchurd. Chisen? hall had deserted the army and resisted when Prichard attempt? ed to arrest him, opening lire with a revolver. Pritchard re? turned the lire, mortally wound? ing Chiseiihull, who died about two hours later. WANTED?Highest cash prices paid for fat cattle. K. A HARN lilt, Big Stone Gap, Va.