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;
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.
Mum hers Local Kmd Oommis
?iona and Uetailers throughout
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
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.
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.
> have investigated the above
statement, und approve the de?
livery of.. .tons to the
Chairman or Member of Local
Fuel Coinmieskm of.
For Graduation Big Stone Gap
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
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:
Foreign language i l.at in.
Kreuch or Spanish)
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
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?
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
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
Patriotic Public Speaking.
By men who have been over
there and can tell us line ex?
periences, in the rigid sort of a
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.
Du Intcrmoiil Courts between
Big Si one (lapand visitingteams.
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
In ?ist aid demonstration ami
general activities inline- belle
licial to war work.
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.
All kinds that are lively and
Real live Base Ball by the
best talent in the Southwest.
Big Stone Cap ,
Appalachia and vs. The Mines
Fast Stone < lap J
Ford Motors and Motocycles.
Not ugninst time, hut real live
racing with Speed that will sur?
All together a real live and
interesting day of home talent
anil a good tune is promised those
A Belgian machine for dig?
ging canals will eat its way
through the ground ut a rate of
10O yards an hour.
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,
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.,
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..
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
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.
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.
Born last Thursday night to
Mr. ami Mrs. Harry Braiiham,
Born last Friday morning to
Mr. and Mrs. Andy L. Wilt a
dine boy weighing ten and half
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.
Will Speak on "Why Suf?
frage is a War Measure" at
a Free Mass-Meeting in the
Public School Building
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
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?
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?
The interment was ninilc in
the family cemetery near the
Give until it hurts! It will
hurt the Kaiser worse,,
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.
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