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JVot High Priced J. iV. MOKMv'IS, DenliM BIG STONE GAP, VA. Conditions of Negroes If Health ol White People is to lie Preserved 1 hey Must Help Colored Neighbors. liichtnond, Vn,, Juno 15.? Thoughtful persons have recog ui/.t'i| In tlx) lortg-provniling liv? ing conditions among il large proportion of (lie nogro pnpuln tion a menace to Ilia public health. Not only must those conditions bo improved nul of it natural ami laudable huiunni IttrittU impulse but if tllO white raee in In protect ami preset \ e ita own lieallh its tnembers mtisl take a more active, inti? mate find intelligent interest in lite health ami living conditions of their colored neighbors. Poorly housed, living in tin Bpeakably crowded conditions in the quarters set apart for them in the larger cities, not infrequently under nouriahoJ, the negro falls u ready victim to tuberculosis under circum? stances which make him a most dangerous center of infection. The negroes are the especial Victims of those terrible diseas? es involving immorality, diseas? es which may bo spread to in? nocent victims in many ways. i lu> common practice in the south of having the family wash carried home by the col? ored washwoman and kept there the better part of the week at once suggests to the thought? ful how vital a factor, in the health of the white race, living and health conditions among tllO colored people may prove. Health workeis feel that in this day of general awakening along all health lines this very * vital part of health work should not be disregarded. The "negro is With us. It is neither right nor safe to leave him to his own devices or his own fate. The Hinte is .spending thousand-, up? on lus education, lie is a most important economic factor. Hie Iionllll care,I for, .is it was cured for vory cnrnnatly in slavery times, lie is a valuaiilo asset I?1 the Co.utility. I.oft in In*-1 comic Iii? victim of disease the result of overcroWilirip; ami im? morality, ho is a menace in his! own race ami to the entire pop? ulation. Localities iiiUhI treat of Ilieir imliviilual Ionising problems largely through their own ef? forts ami in (lie moat practical methods thai suggest them solves. The negro tenant is often the victim of maximum routs fm minimum rieoomhio. tinlions, The law prohibits usury. The law of an ndlil nicd public Bontiniunt will, health workers ami idealists think, eventually provenl landlord ustircrs ranting ramshackle rookeries where disease, immor? ality ami crime nro as much a matter of course as any other harvest from a fertile Hold. . h'rionds of llio State Depart men I ol Health an-urging some general campaign foraystomnl ie health work among the negro population, ami a systematic effort at lite same time against existing housing conditions at] many places in Virginia, The Commonwealth will help itself economically, industrially, ami' in health, those good people mi) , by paying lioi'tl in this problem Swatting . for Health Fly Army Reported Reduced But. Should Still he Con? stantly Attacked. Richmond, Va.f June 15, Re. ports from many sections of the State indicate that thetly army is rather less numerous this year than heretofore. There should., however, be no let tip in the war against this aviation corps of the germ enemy. The fly should he swatted. He should be poisoned lie should be trapped. Ho should he killed before hu i? born, mercilessly chased while hn in alive, and Inirncil in ashes when ho is dead. According to Ihn Stute De? partment of Health lie is one of the major menaces to health, a ready transmitter of ?iKtiaaca U) well recognized routes from oni' human hod) in another. (lue of the laws of the Stale of i Virginia provides for a sanitary, lly-proof, closet in connection with uvery human habitation. Wi ii- ibis law generally obeyed man) lly-borne diseases would no longer ox isi for lack of no cos? of the enrrior in the die eiise-gerni. The lime w ill doubtless come when every householder will have been so educated in prop er provontivti m'ensuros ibat Ibis law will be obeyed. Until Iben thousands of the innocent must suffer and die because of ignorance or indilTorence, Prospects Flattering according to S. A. Jones, Chief of the Field Service of I he U. S. Bureau of Crop Estimates. Providence is generously sup? plementing the patriotic oil doftvors i.f llo" farming com* inittees and favoring the forces of democracy in the promise of litlgi' crops of food stutTs throughout the United States. Among the great agricultural stall's, Virginia this year stands high; Despito a period of cold ai.d rainy weather dur? ing April which held back farm work, lint al (lie same time f>.. vored the dovelopetnent of grains and grasses, and not withstsnding the handicap of a labor ehorttigc which is exceed? ingly severe in some sections, particularly those tributary to Norfolk, a greater acreage of Crops is promised than last year or in any previous year in the history of the state. Karmers und members of their families are working harder, and far longer hours, and residents of the rural sections . uud towns who ordinarily are otherwise occupied are this year shuring iu the labors of the field in or? der to produce the needed food for our boys at the front, for the Allies who are righting our bailies and for the multitudes stricken und made helpless in Belgium and elsewhere by the storm of war. ill the rural sec tions of Virginia many faithful wives may be seen working be? side their husbands and bloom? ing school girls bravely taking the places of their soldier brothers at farm tasks. Wheat is reported tit 9(1 per cent, of normal and if con? ditions from now until harvest shall prove reasonably favor? able, it is estimated that Vir? ginia will, with her present large acreage, produce about 21 million bushels of wheat, by far lite greatest crop ever pro? duced within her borders. The crop last year was estimated at slightly below 18,000,000 and the average for the previous live years at about 12,000,000 busliels. This stale in the cen? sus year 1900 produced about s.Uio.eiio bustiels, which scarce ly supplied her own needs. This year, from present indica? tions, she will he able nol only to feed herself and provide for next years' plantings, hut to span- more than half of her crop, or iu excess of 10,000,000 bushels, to meet the agonizing need elsewhere. While the crop has suffered somewhat from dry HOBS iu the northern portion of the slate, it remains good even there anil its condition is above normal iu the western and southwestern I districts and excellent, or at hast good, in all other districts. The present condition of win? ter wheat in the United Stales gives promise of s crop of ?S7, 000,000 bushels, compared with 118,000,000 bushels hist year and u live.year average of ???.OOO, 000. The spring wheat acreage is reported a t 22,489,000 compared with about Is (-2 mil? lion acre.is last year and in the average year ami the condition gives promise of a crop of 314 - 000,000 bushels, compared with 233,000,000 lust year and an average of 257,000,000 bushels. This forecast is subject to the vicissitudes of the growing sea? son, now only begun, ami the Outturn may he better or worse as conditions from now until harvest are heller or worse than I in an average' year. The total production of wheat now iu prospect is 931,000,000 bushels, compared with 11?I,. 000,1100 bushels last year and a live year average of 809.000,000 bushels. The desire to produce snf ficient feed crops for home needs has led to an increase in the acreage of oats in recent years, after a long period of years of declining acreage, The large acreage of food crops last year was accompanied by a slight setback in this tendency, hut this year oats are sharing with the fond crops in the movement for increased plant? ings, though not to the same extent Five per cent, increase over last year is shown, which brings a total increase since the lost United States - census of about 16 per cent. The present 230,000 acre's is far below the plantings in the eighties, when the state was credited with ul. most three times that urea. The present condition report, the first of the season,shows 92, which is much.higher than the condition at this date in any recent year. Even in the north-1 ern counties where dryness has reduced the condition to 83, it is higher than t n previous years. The central and east central dis'ricts report condi? tions below 00. All others are above 90 and the southwest re? ports 102 per cent, of normal, giving promise there of a bum per crop. While the ncreago is only moderately increased over that iu the cciimih year, iho pro durliun, according to present promise, should be almost ilou ble the crob f that year, great? er by 133,000 000 bushels than last year, and l,137,ono. bushels' in excess of tlic average crop of the preceding live years. There is now premise of 5,(546,000 bushels. I'. s acreage tbisyenr isosti mated at 44,476,000,.compared with 43,67:1,000 last year and a five year itv< rage of 39,460,000; and the condition at 03 'J com prred with ss s last year and s:t I average, giving promise of a total pi od net ion of 1,500,000, 000 compared with 1,687,000.000 las! year, and nil average of I, 290,000,000 bushels. VI It,; I SI A In Hi.' Clerk? i alii .? oi the fin-sit I '??nit Ml' tlm Count) of vVlsi'; Klal ,l iv ..l" May, nils. ' Armlmla Itccce, I'laintliT Unter.I I Itccrc. Defcmlaul IN I IIA M T.lt V 'I'iio object or tills Mi t is to obtain ".'di? vorce, " A Viiioulu Mmtrlimijtll" upon Ilia grounds hf ilescrtlon. Ami ail atHdavll having been uiaitoaml Med Dial tin- defendant is not a ruahlunl of ilia Si.it< nt Virginia, it la ordered llml In- a.- appeal here within IWIecu days af? ter tine publication nl lhl? order, ami tin who ma) do necessary Ui protect Iiis In. leres) in tlila milt. Ami it la further ordered Dial a copy hcivol I"' published ish.ii a week I'm four successive weeks in tin- lllg Stone'< lap I'ost, ami Hint a copy I?. posied at the I.I iIikii of ihr i.hi it house of this loiintv. .mil that a ci | y Iu- mulled to the ilefemlanl lluford I?'. Ilccci at Hoger* villi- I. im, his last known 'place of abode \ In,.) TcStOi \V. Ii. IIAMII.TOX, Clerk. W. T; llmlgous, p .| .lulie A-33-Slt Buy your Stationery from the Wise Printing Company Keep Well Do not allow the poisons of undigested loot! to accumulate iu your bowels, where they are absorbed into your system. Indigestion, coa 6lipntion, headache, bad blood, and numerous oilier troubles nie bound to follow. Keep your system clean, as thous? ands ot others do, by taking an occasional dosa of the old, reliable, veg? etable, family liver meal cine. Thedford's Mrs. W. F. Pickle, of Kising Fawn, 0a.( writes: "We have used Thed? ford's Mack-Draught as a family medicine. My mother-in-law could not take calomel as il seemed loo strong lor her, so she used Mack-Draught as a mild laxative and liver regulator. . . Wc use it in the family and believe it Is the best medicine for the liver made." Try it. Insist on the genuine? Thedford's. 2oc a pack acc. r" G. C SWORD Plumbing and Heating| BIG STONE GAP. VA. Contrarius ami repair work, odd job S|iecUUy, Speolflcatioiia furnished free oil application; Prompt Hcrvice alwaya. Work done in A npalachla, IVuiiingln Ua|i .loiiesvllle and oilier nearbjf towns Dr. G. C. Honeycuttl DENTIST BIG (STONE GAP, VA. UfBoe;in Will!? Ilulldlug over*Miitua. I * rug Store. |j. C. CAWOOD rlacksmithing Big Stone Gap, Va. Wagon and Huggy work A Specialty i 1 have an lip-to-date Machine for putting on Itnbber Tire?. All work given prompt attention. [J.E.HORSMAN, Florist,! dool?y, va. Tolophono 1030 Norton, Va. Another reminder not to forget us when I in need i>f Klowers for any occasion, I Roses, Violets, Sweet I'eas, Orchid*, Car I nations, Chrysanthemum* ami Potted 1'laiiu. CorasKO work and Floral Designs (nit of town orders lilied I a Special! v piomptly by ary, Kxpre?? or Telegraph. Parcel I'oat, Special llellr &WNorfo!ki?Westtit ? i ? Schedule in Fffeci May l?Ui, l?u LEAVK NORTON, Va B:?? 1T?i 8:80 u. in. for BlueBeld Z l1 termecllate itatiotu. i ,.,?,, ' Itluefield with Train, Rant i,,,! w " - Pullman Sleepers ami DlnloefW bKAVEIIWSTOL.VA. Only ??,,*" forKaat Ha<Uord, Uoanoke I uJ? hurg, Petersburg, Klohinond X,, folk ami Hagerste?... I'j.i',,,', (llruilei lb Koanoke . :?i h, '" town, Pullman Sleeper II ,.* ?.. Philadelphia. 1 ""??w*? 18 0? p. m. .tally tor all pojnU Ut,Kl Brlttoland l.ynehbuti; Cuiinerti Walton ul 0:20 p. m. witi, ,i.', (, cago Kxpress for all \?.\ui- ,,,, ?' northwcat. 6:13 p. iu. for Norfolk and lutertnedlat points, Pullman Sleepers to \. . 1:0S p. m. ami 8:20 p. ui ,!ii?,i..| ^, . trains with |.oilman irteopi r? t?\\ Ington, Baltimore, I'hiladi Now York via l.yuchburg. Ik) make local Htopn. W. O, Satmikii?, li p \ W. II. Ili.vn.i.. Pans. Traf Mci Itoauuk* Legal Blanks For Justice of the Peace. Wo have the most complete set nf (onus for use by |u ticei of the Peace of any house in Virginia, t )ur prices are 75 cents per Hundred of an assortment of blanks) Cash with order which i ;in al? ways he Idled promptly. Al? ways oiiler by number. No. i 1 Warrant of Arrest 2 Coiiuiiltiiienl lo.Anawer Ihillctiaent :t Certincnto ol I'ouimitmeui foi i'rlti, I Cnhnultiuciil until fine ?ml i itui I'ahl. ? Commitment Hir linjirUomiu-hi Ac a Itccognluinee upon Appeal 7 VYarimiii Discharging from 1 iil upoi Api?e?l. s Complaint for Peace W an nit tl Peace Wan ant In Rcatcli Warraut, II Warraut in Debt. 12 Warrant iii Damages. |:l Kxccullou I I Caroline? B iiriinniH. 1.'i Indemnify lug Bowl, lu forthcoming lionil i; Affidavit for Summons in I i.Uwu.1 Detainer. IS .Summons In I'nlawfiil Detain, r. I'.i AnUlavIt for Dbilres! M nn ml SO Distress Warnict 21 Ciunplaiiit for Attaehiiu.Mil ?gauu III II.O-, ilig iii 1,1,.I 22 Attachment. Against Itemoyiu'i field or, with liarmshcc Procciui Sil Attaehmcnl lloml. 21 Deed of Conveyance, with ceriilitsi? 2.-. Deed ol Trust, with certlllcnle SO lleeilof l.i-as<-. 2T Homestead Heed. 2S Declaration in Aaaumpdl, SO Declaration in Dchl nn 11.1 :iu Declaration in Dchl ?11 I'r.iui i) Note. 111 Deelaratioii in Dehi on NeguiUUi Note. 112 Notice of Motion on Note, llriinl.or Accouul. !tti I'.mer of Altoruoy. ill Noil. .- to take Depositions a.'. Imltelment, Goiioral. an Imllolhiont, Liquor, 117 t'oiuiiii^ioin-r's Noli.-e. :is Abstract of .Imlgnieiil BefuicJ italics. iui Warrant in Detinue, in Oarnlshee Summons anil .lud ?11 Subpoena for Witnesses 42 Contract ami Agrcoineut. WisePrintingGompaiij Incorporated DR. THOMAS F. STALKY Ref ractionist. Treals discuses ol the liye, liar. N?? and Throat. Will he iu Appalachla Kilt ST FHlllA) iu each month until 11 1'. M BKISTOI., TENN.'VA. S. S. Masters & Co. General Blacksmith Repair Work. Holler ?uil .Machine Repairing. II ? ?huelug a ipeelalty. Wagon-mi.1 1 Work. Wo make a specialty of I ? on rubber.tirea All work'glveu.pruini* ami careful attention. Blii Stone Gap, Va. DR. G. M. PEAVLEH. Troats Dleoasos or the Eye, Ear, Hose' and Throat, BRISTOL. TENN. vVill bo In Anpalachia ThirO Friday In Each Month. mtrlVW-1 FOX & PECK, Civil and Mining- Engineers BIk Stono Gap. Va. Harlan,Ky itcporls and estimates on Coal ami I "?? ber lands, Dcaigu ami Plans of Cosl ?ui) Coke Plants, I .and. Itallroail ami >??" Engineering, Electric It'.ue Printiog. Dr. J. A. Gilmer I'hyalclan'and Surgeon OKKIUB-Ovur Mutual Drugidioi-' Big Stone Gap, Va.