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Day. I proclatntion by the Gover? nor of Virginia. ,VIIKi;KAS, The 1'rosident of lie United Slates Iiuk design ted Friday, June 28, HUH, ns utional War Savings Day; ml WIIKKKAS, Those w Ii o win III i8 struggle in (rliicli tlx* fundamental princi i( civilization are at stake jnn-i ilony themselves the lux jiriei ilint enorvate, ami pre ,n> ilu'iiihclvcs in a Hpirit i)f If abnegation to meet all tlio cnlnalities of a cruel war i^-.'.l by a barbaric unscrupiil . f?n against those of the ? in 'i'l'-"f tlio world who art! iti'iii.t'i'd by high motives and lofty ideals; now THKKEKOltK, 1, Westmore? Itml Davis, Governor of Vir? ginia, do call upon tlio people of Virginia, in a spirit of self 0, to pledge themselves, 1!u 1 Ii-)-; the period Juno IS 28, [toeconomy and thrift for the' balance <>f the year by agree* itiK i" buy 10 the extent of their means, 11? evidence of their patriotism, War H a v i ri g s St,in.i !?. being always minded that each Htainp represents a contribution which makes for Ihi upport of our hoys in Fran '? and our allies, and the maintenance of ourselves um (jiiMt nation pledge to froodoni Band full opportunity for all. Qiven under my hand, and Ith? Lesser Soul of the Common I wealth, at Richmond, this tenth (day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hun iln > .mil eighteen, and in the 01111 hundred forty-second year |:uf the Commonwealth. WKSTMORKLAND DAVIS. (lovernor. Coal Supply Mum hers Local Kmd Oommis ?iona and Uetailers throughout Virginia: I ho referendum to members ?f local find commissions re Kardiug the prohibition of the sale <>f coal foi> domestiu pur [j |?ohcs to persons residing out : niile tho cities and incorporated ?'. towns of Virginia, except by i uperial permit, resulted by uu over whelming vote in favor of Hi' adoption ot this regulation. Kileetive June 10th, 1 hereby dir .tri that no coal in Virginia ?hall be shipped direct by the j mine operators or delivered by retailers, or sold by retailers at yards to persons residing out aiiln the cities and incorporated towns of Virginia, unless spe ' i'il application is signed and approved by the chairman or member of local fuel commis >ion having jurisdiction. Yours very truly, II. K. HYKD,. Lederol Fuel. Administrator for Virginia, t'epy of permit to be signed hy person resitting outside the cities and incorporated towns ; of Virginia before coal ca.? be I'urchuBed from nny'aource. L., hereby certify that, appreciating fully criticul shortage of coal, after an effort to obtain wood <t ether substitutes for coal, I ??n unable to do so; and that it is necessary for me to have .tons of coal. Address. bate. . > have investigated the above statement, und approve the de? livery of.. .tons to the above applicant. Chairman or Member of Local Fuel Coinmieskm of. County, Requirements For Graduation Big Stone Gap High School. fur graduation from the Big Stone Gap High School have been recommended by tlie facili? ty und approved by the school board, and will bo effectivo be? ginning with the session 11118 lii. 1. The satsfactory complel ion of sixteen (lit) unit-;-hall be re? quired for graduation. 2. The following units shall be required of all pupils: Knglish.i Mathematics.2 Foreign language i l.at in. Kreuch or Spanish) History -......?> Science ( with notebook i - 1 Total lixed units - - - 11 Klecl ive unit? - - - . 5 Total units for gradual inn It! Choice of elective- i- subject ,tc. the ability of the school In of lev courses, anil to the approval of tb<- faculty. Ii, No pupil shall take sub? jects belonging to years which are are consecutive. N. Ii. This rule may be -u ponded, by the facility when such action is made necessary by I he limit at ions of t In.o rso of si udy. I. Knch pupil shall, on en? tering the high school, with the assistance of the principal ami teachers, map out a four-year course of study for himself. This course must be signed by the parent and may not be changed w ithniil the i.sent of the facili? ty. Attention is called to the fact that in this new sei of require? ments only (wo years of mathe? matics are required, and that l.at in is no longer absolutely re? quired; the two years of foreign language required may be either Latin or any modern language. The public school authorities are considering the feasibility of offering evening instruction in typewriting and shorthand in order to help to meet the unpre? cedented demands for stenog? rapher-. If such a course i- ar? ranged it will be offered free In high school pupils in the third ami fourth years, ami credit will he allowed for graduation. There will doubtless be a number of persons employed in the day who would like lo take Stielt an evening course in typewriting and shorthand. The course w ill he open to Hie III, probably with the charge of a small tuition fee. The Wise County Vacation School, offering instruction in all subjects from the tirst grade open ? a. in., Monday June 24, in Ilm public school building. Instruction in I Ii e primary glades will be free. Children who failed of promotion, or who are weak in any subject are urg? ed to take advantage of this op? portunity to spend a part of each day .strengthening them? selves in their weak subjects. ' In the work of grades ?, il ami 7 u fee of $U for one subject, and f t for each additional .sub? ject will be charged. In the high school the fee for a full unit will be $15, for a half unit $10; each additional half unit $5. Those who have not yet consulted with the principal in r?gard to vacation school work should do so at once, in order that provision may be made for all classes required. Off to Dublin. Misses Murgarot, Harrou, Bon? nie Catron, Messrs. William, Kdward and Gordon Goodloe left Monday morning for Dub? lin, Vb? near Pulaski, where they will take u special courou at the William and Mary Sum? mer Normal Scliool in which Mr. S. B. Hall, assistant princi fiat the past session in the pub? ic school hero will teach. They will be thore for six weeks. The following requirements PATRIOTIC CELEBRATION BIG STONE GAP, JULY 4th Under Auspices of Big Stone Gap Athletic Association For the Benefit of the Ameri? can Red Cross AI a meeting of the Big StoneI IClnp Athletic Association held on Saturday night it was decid? ed in keep alive (he active'cele? bration of July Ith anil that this of all years shouhl be particular? ly observed by all people. 11 was decided thai all ground concessions ami privileges Should In- turned over to tin- Bed Cross workers and thai Ihu entire pro coeds bo donated to I he Ameri? can lied Cross. War Savings Stamps. All prizes in event- \\ ill he given in Thrift Stamps and W a r Saving- Cert ill call's and a special drive will be made tor the sale of stamps ami certificates on the ground. There will be on exhibition trophies from the war /.one, OIICO the property and work by a Hun now no more, and the only charge for a look will he the purchase of a War Savings Stamp. Patriotic Public Speaking. By men who have been over there and can tell us line ex? periences, in the rigid sort of a way. Giant Parade. Veterans, Soldier-, Mothers, Floats, Army; Navy, Fond Con? servation, .Mining, Bed (Voss Workers, Hoy Scouts, Camp Fire (iirls. Babies for entry in Show, Junior Bed Cross, Junior:Hoards, Boys' Bicycle Squad, Decorated Automobiles and Motocycles. Tennis. Du Intcrmoiil Courts between Big Si one (lapand visitingteams. Baby Show. Conducted by Mi-- Morgan according to rules of the Chil? dren's Bureau of the Depart? ment of Labor. An address by an eminent authority on the care and at lent ion of babies. Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls. In ?ist aid demonstration ami general activities inline- belle licial to war work. Boys. Baccs and sports of all kind. Boys" Base Ball. Food and Refreshments. The best at all times by the ladies of the Bed Cross. Man and Mule. Wrestling, Racing ami Tug of War, and everything thai can In- done by man and mule. Field Sports. All kinds that are lively and interesting. Base Ball. Real live Base Ball by the best talent in the Southwest. Big Stone Cap , Appalachia and vs. The Mines Fast Stone < lap J Racing. Ford Motors and Motocycles. Not ugninst time, hut real live racing with Speed that will sur? prise. All together a real live and interesting day of home talent anil a good tune is promised those who come. A Belgian machine for dig? ging canals will eat its way through the ground ut a rate of 10O yards an hour. Committees Appointed For Fourth of July Cclc I) rat ion. Mr, .1 K. Toggart, I'resident, Mr. J. It. Taylor, Vice President, Mr C. I. Hovto, Treasurer, Mr (i. K, PutHek, Secretary, t OMMITTKIvS Kxecutivft Mr It K. Tuggarl. ('liair n.in. Mr. It. II Alsnvor. Mr. K .1 ProscoU, Mr .1. W Clmlkloy. Mr .1 I*. VViiiii|ilcr. Mr Knrl St.M-lir. Mr \V. i'. Slnmk. Mr. I). 11. Savors, Interpret.iii.n Mr. ixis MmiHor,) Chairman, Mr. It. A Avers, Mr. 1? T Irvine. Mr. II A W Sttoen, Mr. K It Parker, Mr. II. I,. Miller. Concovdons?Mr. .1. It. Tay lor, Clialr mini. Mr. II. K. IUkxuN, Mr II. I., t bunitiihgi. Kleid Sport??Mr. W. C, Shonk, t'hulr liiun. Mr II M llollitt. Mr. (i. It Marrs. Mr II. S f.still. Mr M I), Col lier. Mr. II A. Alexander, Mr li.i?s..u. Pinuneo-Mr l U. Wntiipler, Chair iimn, Mr. C P. Wanton, Mr. C! S. Car? ter, Mr, C: U Howe. Mr.? 11 Cu-smir. I Uusc ltUt.il Mr. tie... It, Taylor, Chafr I nm... Mr.C. U. Duffy, Mr Rowlunil, Mr. K Pi T?te. Mr I. O. t'aylor. Tennis Mr. IIS Iktnjuinin, Chair Chairman, Mr Willard Miller, Mr. I.. T. Winston. Advertising?Mr, J, It. Taylor, Chair mail, .'Mi; C. O. Curt \v right, Mr. II, N. Knight. Mr \V, 8. lievurly. Musics-Mr, t. i' Taylor, Chairman, Mr .In... Ituv. Mr. II' I. Pcntlleton, Mr K.l CiilheftNon, Food iiikI Itorr.wlimenl Mrs. it. K Tuggurt, Chuinuuii, Miss Mii.oi,- Fox, Mr. S. ,t. Guntlry, Mr. \V T. Alsovor, Mr II K. Pox, Mr K .1 I'rptoott. Ilubv Show?Dr, C. II Uowyer, Chair niuii, Miss Morgan, Miss Howard. Dr. W. ii Painter. I>r. W A Hiker. Dr, .1. A. ?iiiner, Dr. T. .1. Tmler. (1 rounds- Mr. l> H Savers, Clmlr ?nun, Mr. II. K. Fox, Mr. Claude Kelly, Mr, O. \V. Seott; Motorcycle Ituciui Mr.? G r e go r y Tlionnts. Chairman; Mr. (TiirWoii Perrj Mr M. K. Kelly. Ford Kiicei?Mr. Wren. Cliuirniun, Mr. JtMttee, Mr. M K. Kellt Boy Si-onis an.l Caui|i Piro 11 iris Mr Kiistny, ( liairnian, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Sulfrldge, Mrs.W. It. Peck, Miss Duvul Public Sjicuklug, War Saving stump* anil War Trophies Mr. J W Clmlkloy, Cliulrinan, Mr A. U Witt, Mr. Gordon Hilly.** I'ar.id.?Mr. It. II. Alitover. Clutir iiuii, Mr. It. K. Tnggart, Mr. .1. I? Hogers. Mr (Mi. Dnffy. Attended Funeral of Dr. G. C. Gilmer. Ann.ne; tliose from the Qnp, w lio motored down to the (Jove Friday morning to altond the funeral und burial of Dr. ti. c. Gilmer were Mr. and .Mrs. t'. S. Cuter, Mr. and Mrs. .1. W. Clmlkloy, Mr. and Mrs. I. (\ Taylor, Mr. ami Mrs. \V. S. Beverly, Mr. lind Mrs. 11. II. Sleinp, Mr. and Mrs. \V. I). Bllhn, Mr. ami Mrs. George L. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. It. A. VY. Sk. en, Mrs. John MullillB, Mrs. I). 10. Allen, Mrs. S. Polly, Mias es Minnie Pox, Nemo Vineyard,) i Bruce Skeen, Bonnie Gilly, Ja , net Bailey; (Innerul K. A. Ayers, .1. M. Qoodloe, W. J. tlorsley, J. l\ Wolle, John Collier,W. Ft. Nickles, Gordon Gilly, 0. L. Hamiden, J. A. Morris, J. B. Wampler, Rev. C. \V. Dean and Uov. J. M. Smith. Birth Announcements. Born last Thursday night to Mr. ami Mrs. Harry Braiiham, a girl. Born last Friday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Andy L. Wilt a dine boy weighing ten and half pounds. You doubtless are familiar with the fact that you must eat a peck of dirt before you die. But do you know that to bo pa? triotic yon must era a bushel of potatoes this spring. Miss Mary Windsor Will Speak on "Why Suf? frage is a War Measure" at a Free Mass-Meeting in the Public School Building Thursday Night Tlie people of Big Stone (Jap and vicinity arc- looking forward With interest in hearing Miss Miiry Winsor of llaverford, Fa.. -peak on tlie present situation of tin- F?deral Suit rage Amend meid in I ho Senate. Miss Winsor is a woman of great culture and originality and her speeches are pointed with wit and keenness, lake so ninny strong women in the sull'rage movement, she was working for the betterment of children and finding all the plans which she most desired to see carried out balked -he saw the ballot as the simplest, most direet mean- of building for the present and for the future. Mi-- Winsor is not a theorist but is possessed of a knowledge which -he ha- gained through! placing herself in real ami varied phases of life. She was educat? ed at Brvil Marr Obliege, at the Drexctl Institute and Columbia and Harvard, and was herself a teacher of languages. At the rctpiesl of the Ameri? can Academy of Political ami Social Science -he made a thor? ough investigation in tin- -Um? mers' of uh:; and IHN of the Knglish Sull'rage Movement, ac? companying deputations to Par? liament ami seeing policemen hurling gentle, rctilicd and dig nilied old ladies down the steps ai tin' House of Commons. Sh? spoke in Hyde park al mass meetings w hen the anti--mtl rage moii was -o dangerous that the chairman of tin- meeting felt oldiged to carry a pistol in hen pocket. From our standpoint a little over three years later we look upon such thing- a- far past, remembering that on February nth, CMS. the Knglish Mouse of Lords passed the representation of the People's Bill enfranchis? ing six million Kngli-h women; and America has yet time to pul herself eighth among these dem? ocratic countries which now in? clude women I lie sull'rage. An tralia, Now Zealand, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Canada. ? hi the I ill li of dune, Presi? dent Wilson urged Hie complet? ing of democracy in America in these wonl-: "It is high time that some part of our debt of gratitude to women be acknowl? edged and paid, and the only ac? knowledgment they ask i- their admission to the sull'rage. Can we justly refuse it? As for America it is my earnest hope that the Senate of the United state- will give an unmistak? able answer to tin- question by passing the SuH'rago Amend? ment to our Federal Constitu? tion before (he end of this ses? sion ." We citizens of the United States can help make our President's earnest hope an earliest reality by asking our Senators in Washington to stand behind the President ami vote in favor of this Amendment. Do not forget the hour of the meeting?s ::t<> p. in. Thursday, June 20th, in the Big Stone Hap High School Auditorium, George Cowan Gilmer. !)r. George ?owan G?nter was] born in llansoiiville, Rassel! j county, Virginia, on Vob. '26, IS 17. ilia early life was spent at that place, lie received his education at'the academy at Ab lingdoil, Virginia, anil at King College at Bristol. Having^de? cided tu study medicine, he en lered the Medical College of Virginia'at Bichmoitd, Virginia, from which institution he w;n graduated in 187H. Dr.* Gilmer ?erved in the Con? federate Army during tlie last year of the war between the states, and although still u youth in ago. lie was a man in size, mid was promoted to the rank i>f tat Lieutenant. lie began rbe practice of med? icine at Kstillcville, now liuto I'ity. Vu., ami in the year ISTS removed to ibis section where lie eontiuned the practice of his ?luxen profession, lie was mar? ried on May 20, I-S7S?. to Miss Neitio Beasor, of Turkey rove, Leu county, Va., and in this union were born the following -hildreii : .luhn A xley, (lllj Henderson, tleorgo Uarl and .'iiarles Kenten. The two last named children died some years igo, and are buried in Turkey Dove near lite former residence >f Mr. Mill Beasor. His wife tnd the two oldest children sin-, vivo him. hot* several months Dr. (lilmor lias been in declin? ing health, and while his loved uies ami friends hoped for the host, his death was not UXe.V pecled. The elul c?lllO Tlllll- - tnoriiiug, ?lime loth, at 1 :f?0 u'clock, aged 71 years, .'! months and 17 days. I >r. i iilmcrs long and useful life speaks It) us today m fiir more eloquent terms than it could lie outlined ill word-. For the past forty years he Iras given himself to (lie work id' mercy in the relief of human guttering. During the day and during the night, in summer and in w inter, he responded to the many ealls for his services, an I ministered tt> the sick and dying id' (his community. II?' was no doubl the best known figure unioug-d US, having won not only the re spec! of all hi* neighbors and friends, but a very warm place in their hearts. He was a man of positive religious convictions, having made a profession of faith in the I,oril Jesus Christ early in life, and united with the .Southern Methodist church in Itussul I county, lie transfer? red his. uieiiibet'hip toiho con? gregation of (he same church at Big .Stone lisp when ho moved lo Ibis section. During bis ill? ness Ii-- expressed himself us be? ing ready to die. both I" Die members of Ins family and to his pastor and friend-. He fully realized his condition ami brave? ly awaited with Christian resig? nation the will of the Lord. By his ninny friends, Dr. tSilmor is considered a great man because of the two sons whom he reared ; one a distinguished and success? ful physician who enjoys a large practice in this community, and the confidence of all the pe ople, while the other tills a must im? portant position in the operating department of the Norfolk iY Western Bail why Company with headquarters al Itoituokc, Vir? ginia. The successful careers of these two ?ins were n source of much comfort and satisfaction to their father, and during Ilia la-it illness their tender cure and filial devotion contributed much to the happiness ami comfort of their aged father. Dr. Hi liner's death will lie mourned by his large circle of friends ami acquaintances, who extend affectionate sympathy to the bereaved family. The funeral services were belt! from the resilience in Turkey t love Friday morning at 1 I o'clock, conducted by IteV.C.W. Dean, his pastor, assisted by ItpVi II. S. Hamilton, Ucv, ?Jones, ami BoVi .las. M. Smith. [A large number of sorrowing friends were in attendance from all part- of Wise and l.ee coun? ties. The interment was ninilc in the family cemetery near the residence. Give until it hurts! It will hurt the Kaiser worse,, BOSCHEE'S SYRUP Why mo ordinary cough remedies, when llojchoo'n Syrup has been u-ed m -,ii.-. r-sfu'.ly for fifty-two years in all parts of tint United Stires fur cough*, I bronchitis, colds settled 111 tin; tliro.il, I especially lung troubles. It gives tUe j patient a good night's re?t. free from -coughing, ttitli easy ovpectnratiun in tin) , morning, gives nature a chance In tOOthe .' the fhlUaled parts, throw oil'the disease, 1 helping Hit] patient lo regain hin health, ' iSyhJ by Kelly i?rug Cp.