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No. 36 Red Cross Report Washington, Sept. I.?The following is authorized by the fjross War Council: Tho War Council of tin-Amer? ican Red Cross haa planned to i?sui' a Berlos of reports to the American people concerning the uno of the lirst Ued Cross War Knud of $100,000,000 und the plans so fur perfected for future work. The first Boctiou of these re? ports issued today covers the work of the Rod Cross in caring for the families at homo of America's men in militant aor fjco. The report on this sub? ject iH as follows: More than 300,000 families of American men in service have been relieved of money troubles, legal iiifHcu|ti08j family wor? ries or of depressing loneliness by tho Home Service of the Red t'ross. This brunch of Lied Cross activity has 60,000 men :'.inl women serving on its 10, no Home Service committees. It lias reached into remote com inunltics where there had never boon organized social eifort be? fore; It hns established the rloHi-st co-operation in the lar? ger centers of population with the organized agencies of pub? lic welfare. It is spreading a doctrine of intelligent substan? tial ueighborliness on behalf of the lighters' families and back? log it with uu i xpendittiru of over $400,000 a month. These expenditures have been made out of money raised in the communities themselves and reserved from the amount Contributed to the national Red CrottH war fund, Tin; direction of euch town und county's UomO Service work is left to local committees. National Headquarters is seeking only to guide and aid in organizing the neighborliness of each town for its own men in khaki. More than 1,000,000 people have been helped by these local Committees since I he war began. Money has been, certainly, tho hast valuable contribution of Home Service to the welfare of communities since men begun to go into training camps, but it amounted to $1,600,000 for the lirst six months of the present year and will probably exceed $4,000,000 for the second half of the year. By January I, 1010, Red Cross will have ?petit in Home Service work a total of $0,000,000 ami will then he carrying a burden, probably, of nearly $1,000,000 ;i month. More important thtin money tile the other kinds of help that are being freely given. Prob? lems in soldiers' und Bailors' families have arisen from sick 11088, worry, backward or un? ruly children, perplexities ni household management, busi? ness und legal tangles, mental depression und sometimes morn longing for the man gone away. These things keep sol diera' families from happiness sometimes when there is no ac? tual pressing need for funds and Home Service committees, by enlisting the uid of physi? cians, lawyers, business men, successful housekeepers ami teachers, have successfully aid ed thousands uf families to ov? ercome such troubles. Difficulties arise out of the failure of some dependents to receive their allowances or al? lotments, under tlie War Risk Insurance law. At least 00,000 inquiries concerning such pay? ments woro received by tho Red ?T08B through Homo Service committees daring tbu month of July und more than it third of thoso were taken clear through to headquarters by the information service in the ell'orl to get mutters straightened out. Men in camps in this country or on the tiring line iu lOuropo are in touch practicully till the time with Rod Cross Held workers who cat), in response to mi appeal, get word to the] Home Service committee in the lighters' homo town. The im portanco of this in keeping up the morale of men ubroud has been spoken of again and again by officers in France. A wor? ried soldior is not a good sol dier, and the Red Cross is sav-j ling soldiers from urihappiness] I b> taking care of their families and then seeing to it that the j soldiers are informed that I tilings are ri^ht. Twenty or more inquiries af? ter the welfare of soldiers' fain I ilies are sent over from the or ' my in France every day by en? tile and too more come in thoi daily mail to national head? quarters. If conditions arc Buch that a satisfactory answer cannot bo sent, tho Red Cross Home Service committee make* them as ne.tr right as possible! ami then semis its reassurance of further help ami watchful noss. The work of the Home Ser vice Section as organized in France is under lite supervision of R, ti. Uutcliiiis, Jr., vice.' president of the Hank of Coin tnerco of New York City; A letter from Mr. llutchins, writ? ten in franco, ami just receiv? ed, contains tho followiug: "You cannot realize the val? ue of service that comes through my hands in what is called 'Home Service.' A girl writes that tier young man came over a your ago from Canada, lea v. iujj with her ttn engagement ring, und sho lias not heard from him. She does not know the name or number of his rogi merit. A man sends me all the correspondence regarding a mortgage thai is to he foreclos ed on his home in Louisville. A boy writes that he has had a letter from bis sister Baying his father in Oklahoma cannot live three weoks, becauso of a cancer, and wants a cable sent to inquired A boy says bis wife or mother writes him that they are needy, because no money from his allotment and allow mice lias come to them since last October. An ollicor in a hospital asks to have his trunk, which is lost, found. A boy is found in a hospital who will smei be able to return to the front, and it develops that a Now York newspaper reported two weeks ago that he was dead." Ah a further contribution to tho morale of the American Armies, Home Service workers aro currying on a nation wide campaign t o encourage the writing of cheerful letters, in order that soldiers shall not be alarmed about their loved ones left behind. To supervise all work an ex? ecutive Btttff of 260 has been created covering all division headquarters i n the United States. In addition 2,000 young men ami women are serving as full time secretaries?often as volunteers?for local commit: lees. Several thousand persons have attended training courses and lecture courses in order to tit themselves to do intelligent Homo Service work ami 1,000 have been graduated from more complete courses entitling them to certilicates aa qualified, to bo secretaries of Home Service committees. Plans for tho future contem? plate tho development of this program intensively. It is al? ready possible to say tliut there is practically not a soldier in the American army nor tliu family of a soldier out of reach of a helpful and sympathetic Home Servieo worker and as the army growa to ,'1,0(10,0(10 men the plans, now fully or? ganized, cun be strengthened to boar the greater burden. The purpose of Home Service, sanctioned by the army and navy and by President Wilson, uro to conserve human resources in fighters' families, to relieve emergencies, t 0 supplement government provision for de pondonts, to aiil tlisabled sol? diers, to supply information of uny kind to men in service or to their families, to help fam? ilies to keep pace with fighters who tiro gottiug a brooder out look on life, and to help main tain the morale of our urtny and navy b y safeguarding homes. Homo Service has en? listed help from all creeds and races and is extending its aid to every person who will accept it regardless of rank, religion,! or color. It is not charily, but only that neighborliness which is duo every tighter from the people of Hie whole United Stales. War SaviiigH Stamps saves liveu. Good Coal Production! Tonnage for tho week ended August 'Ions produced; L89U2G <>r 94.2 nor cent of the full time capacity. Total loss all cause? ii7i.'> tons divided us follows ? Car shortage 8151 ton* labor shortage ".or. i tons Mini- disability lll:l> tons Power shortage . 8308 toiii The following honor roll for week ended August 17th shows companies produciug more than !?<? per font of their full time capacity: Per < vni Manner Haven Coal Company . urn Manner A Yeloho Coal Company.100 Ueckwlth < loal < iompauy 100 11 ? ar i thief i 'oal ('ompauy 100 lllui' Itlilge Coal Company . u?> liuctianau Coal Company. 10(1 Karger .v Maynard Iiki Maker Coal Company iiki Mainly Coul Company loo Itcam. Cyrus Coal Company Iiki Camper Coal Company inn Camilla Coal Company . I Oil Carter Coal Company. .. .. Do Crockett Itcil Ash Coal Coinpaii) 100 Culhi-rtson Coal Company ' 100 Collier .V Collier tun Dcatotl .v i ' niton . iiki I ilxon ifc Maynanl inn Klswlck .v Wcatlierty .ino I i ltoii Coal Company iiki Homing, Itob?rl K iiki < ianleu ? 'oal t 'ompauy ion lines! Itlvcr Coal Company Hki llainlin Coal Conipany Iiki llarnioii it Morton inn Hill Creek Coal Company Iihi II ill num..I. W ' 0j llor. 11. Coal Conip.inv 07 Home ,v Mi cieii,m .' (00 II.am, I V. . Iiki .Inoios'.M'll Coal Corporation . iiki Jewell Itltlgc Coal Company 100 kaylor-l liambcrtain Coal rmnpaiiy 100 Kilgnre dial Company " iiki Lew is Creek llahnoi Coal Company Iiki tangly Coal Company .. .100 I.amlierts Unix. Coal Company.IU0 Miilille Creek Coal Company '.Ion Pepjii r, .Ii Mi 100 Haven Colllcriea Comjiaiiy inn Haven Iteil Ash Coal Company Iiki liiisM-ll i oal i mputation ..100 ItoyCoal Company KKi Scott, Piclil .Iiki slin p Itoek Coal Company KKi Bhrovca, It W. Iiki Sivonls Creek Coal Company loo Shop Hideo foil Company Iiki l.ukiln i (tal Company 100 Virginia Iron Coal & Coke Company (Vice... V?.). i.. '.Ill Whit.' (>ak Lumber Company loll IVygorCoalC.pmv loo Wlio Hod Ash Coal Company loo lllomlull l oal I ompanv " ,100 Daughorty, J, IV. ' 0J Davis, T. A. loo Gilllam llros, t od Company Iiki Stallaril, Man Coal Company Hin West t oil Company iiKl Vellow Crcok Coal Cnmimiy . Ill lilackw.I Coal A Coke Company 100 K.-scr, .1. A. i nk.' Company. .00 Hall, (.'has. .Ir .tr> Huettel ti. .v Son. Ion lleai.I; Coal Company InO Huberts Coal < ompauy . . 101) Hiiy ( nal Company ion stoiifga i'oke ,v Coal,Company i . . 05 Sto'ucgap Colliery Company ..... iki W i-?? t o il A Coke Com|iauy BO lllaclc Diamond Coal Company ton l.ri'i'ova t'oal Company .Iiki Morrison; T. M Coal Company.100 Obey Branch Coal Company loo IVnn-l..e l oal Company.100 lleuedict t oal Co'riiorutlou loO Mark .Mountain .Mitling Company Inn Darby Coal Mining Company . imi Kuicrabl Coai Company.loo Marscd < od iompauy . Iiki North Pork Coal Company Iiki Old Virginia Coal company . ... ion St. Charles Coal Company .ion United CollerleK Company, Ino. . iiki Virginia.I.e.! Coal Company . 100 Wilma Coal Company .100 Virginia Iron Cdal .V Coke Company 100 Itrisiks.V Hash Ooal Conipany " Iiki Clllicllflelll Coal C-rporation , ... |ik) Cllntwood Coal Corporation.1"<> Clinch Valhy Coil Company . IDo Kdgo Coal t lompauy. Hki Laurel Branch C??l Company 100 MiClure Coal Corporation_ 100 Splash Dam Coal Company . loo Sutherland Coal Coinpauy .. 100 Thump-mi Coal Company 100 Virginia-llanner < o..l Company.100 On account of ear shortage other companies which would have otherwise been included on this list did not produce more than S,"> per cent of their full time capacity. The labor reports of this Held show as a whole less than one half time lost by the miner than for the week ended August 10. Tlio miners are responding to the call of the Government for an increased tonnage und rec? ords show 'i Bteady increase per miner working for the above week. Labor records figure approximately 19 tons per miner working six days last week. Numerous letters are being received daily from the miners assuring us that it is bis inten The Church of Christ. ['reaching on lirst and third Lord's day mornings; Second and fourth evening-. Would be do j lighted with your presence. Fksti s N. Wolkk, Minister. tion to do his beat for tho Oov eminent and below wo give you I two lottere received from' miners in this Hold with refer? ence to their work: ? St. Charte?, Va August -.'0, 1818. '?Mr. 0. I>. Kilgora, Kortou, Va. "In receipt ol your letter >?!" the lutb. I beg to ?ay I hare hotter been alle only mi sickness, tin the Ith of .Inly I got mashed up for which 1 lost some tune. Sow I have unit-Company uud that is (list the reason they have repotted me this liiae and this is not the only lime it has happened, Thoy only get mad at a ? nan fur ipiittiug and I can say there Is no umre patriotic man than mo and I will work everyday from this on 1 will use my efforts ill producing all the real I can. ?'Yours very respectfully, "Kookee; Va.. August II?, lms. "Mr. ti. IV Kilgoro, 'Nurioii. Va. "I received your letter today and was very sorry to hear that I had beeil report? ed, I have done all 1 am able I Inven t been well for some time, please refer to my record of woik at Kcokec, and lu my superintendent. I don't want to be a slacker by no means nor don t aim to be i aim to bit the kai.er as haul as any Wall ?ml this laying Off is Uol due to Idle? ness. I don't think vimwill see any more Mich reports against me, "So I will close. "S'oura truly. In this eotmeetion we ask the operators to pttt forth their host olTorts lo encourage their men to work six days euch week and assist us in allowing therii the necessity of producing more coal. liming the next three weeks the fuel Administration will have a Soldier Speaker ill this Held who lias just arrived from the front and it is our hope that each and every miner will hear him speak as he is scheduled to lecture in practically every town in Southwest Virginia coal fields. U. s. I'Yki. An.MiN'iSTitatIon i J. I>. Kilgore, I list riet Uepresentat i ve. (i. H. Gilmer Named Super? intendent uf Interstate. Ii. II. liiliuer, who was for? merly gehoriil yard master of tho Norfolk A Western railway in this city, has been made su? perintendent of the Interstate railway and will move to Ap palaehia, Va., where his ollieos will lie in Ihe fuluro. .Mr. liiliuer was promoted by the Norfolk A Western from yanlinaster here i assistant trainmaster of the I'ocalioiitas division, which position he has tilled to the proseiii lime. lie has resigned his position with llieill to accept his new place; at I he head of the Interstate road, ellVctive September I. lie spent yesterday in Bristol on his way to Appalacliia. The Inter-tale railway llUS about SO miles of (nick, Iii miles of which is main line,with about an eipial number of miles of sid? ing, eoal tipples, etc. The line penetrates the eoal tields of Wise county, Virginia, touching Ap? palacliia, Norton, Stoiicgu, Ctlii inorgan, Kodil and other points and is controlled by the Went/, interests, of Philadelphia. .Mr. UMiller has been a faithful em? ployee of the Norfolk cV Western railway for 22 years, lie is con? sidered a [iroilipl and active man In railroad circles and is generally liked by bis fellow employees.? Bristol i (crnld t 'nitrier. Hounding Up Slackers. Revenue officers of Wise county have been busy for the past few weeks rounding up slackers and sending them to Gamp Leo for service in tho army. Thirty two were arrest ed, two of them being whites and the others negroes, mostly from Alabama. All appeared to have registration cards but fourteen of them failed to puss a satisfactory physical exami? nation. Two men were arrested for failing to register and tried before,Commissioner A. M. Vi? cars at Wise and were ordered Ito appear before the Board at Norton to register and sent to the camp. A special car was chartered for the transportation of the entire bunch. President Wilson Designates September 12th to be Registration Day. Washington, Aug. 81.?All men from eighteen lo forty-five yearn of ago i:i the continental United states, except those in the army or navy or already rog istcred, were summoned by President Wilson to register for military service on Thursday, September 1 Machinery of the provost mar? shal general's office was set in motion to rat i \ out the second great enrollment tinder a presi? dential proclamation issued soon after the President had signed the new manpower net extend? ing the draft ages. The lull completed in t 'ongress yesterday, hat been -out to the White Mouse for the President's' signa? ture today soon after Hie Mouse and Senate convened. Ii is estimated Mint at least I?_'.77N,7-">s men will register tins lime, compared with nearly |0,ooo,oiltl on the lirst registra? tion of men from -I to ol oil J11 tie I, 11? 1 7. Of those who en? roll now it is estimated that '-', ?00,.1 will lie called for gener? al military service, probably two-thirds of the number coining from among the 11,(100,000 or more between Hie ages of IS null 21. Oeiierai March has said all registrants Called iittri the arhiy will be in France before nek'I dune 110, swelling the American expeditionary forces to more than the I,olio,000 men expect? ed lo win the war in Ull?. The la I 10 be called will be the youths in I heir eighteenth year, bill those of that age who llesirO and who have I he ndcCSBary i[tiulillcations may be ihductcil into service on t letober I for special technical or vocational training. Registration (hi- time will be conducted an heretofore by tho local draft boards. All Federal, St lie. county and municipal of Heers are called upon to aid tllu boards in their WOrk, to preserve order und to round up slackers. All registrants will be classified a- ipiickly as possible under the tpiestiouairo system, and .1 draw? ing will be held al lie- e.ipitol to fix the order of registrants in their respective classes. Tlie provosl marshal general's estimate today places I ho num? ber of men under 'Jl now in fill! army at it bout 240,000 and flic number of those from B2 to 46 at lC5iOOO. Ralph Lane Killed by Light? ning. Riilph Kilgouc l.ane, the sec? ond sou of Mr. and .Mrs. Wil limit (i. l.ane, was instantly kill el by lightning about half jinst nine o'clock last Friday night near the furnace. Me had ac? companied his little brother to a camp of small boys in the Hold above the furnace with the in? tention of spending the night with them in the camp. Mrs. l.ane visited the camp just as the boys were at Slipper and saw her two boys enjoying the pleas? ures of tin; camp experience. She returned lo the Avers' chap? el in time for the evening ser? vice. Th? service was interrupt? ed ami closed on account of the severe storm which had conic up almost unawares, and us tite I congregation was dispersing,'the I boys at the camp decided tu re? turn to their respective homes for the night. Little Jimmie Lane and Ralph ran in the di rection of Ihoir home with Jim mie leading and Ralph carrying ih" blankets and the remains of their t?nch; Jimmie was slight? ly shocked by tlie blow that -striirk his brother, but being several paces in front <>! him, he iliil net know that Ralph had fallen, but .itinuod to run un? til he readied homo. On his ar? rival at the home he informed his mother that Ralph hail -lart eil luiuie with him, but that he must have stopped in oiio of the nearby homes for shelter until the heavy shower had passed. After waiting about thirty min? utes without hearing anything from him, a soared party was organized and the body was found about midnight in the Held near the eatnp ant) not far ftoni a little stream of water. Ralph's death cillllO as a great ?hock t<> the wind.immunity. lie was a general favorite ill hi neighborhood and among the hoys of the town. lie was born at Rig Stone t lap, December 27, I'.iol, and. therefore, wan nearly fourteen years of age. Do had nil UnUSttally Well developed body, was full of energy and youthful run, a real boy whom all the world loves to honor. In the schoolroom he exhibited a marked ability in mastering Iiis studies, and Mould have entered llie High School Ilm session, lie wus an inveterate reader, am? bitious for the future, and pos? sessed of a generous nature, lie was converted and joined the Methodist church. South, threu years ivgo, ami those who knew him personally know that Io? was a good boy. Ralph is survived by his pa? rent-, aiid two brothers, YV. Kay ami .liuimio, who have the sym? pathy of the entire community in Ihoir bereavement. The funeral services were con ducted from the residence at half pasl two o'clock Sunday af? ternoon by Rev. 0. \V. Dean, as.-i-ted by Rev. .1. M. Smith and thochoii of tho Mothodlsl church. A large number of sorrowing friends were in attendance, Tho interment was made in tih.-ncoe cemetery. ARK WE GOING TO WIN IHK WAR? There will bo mass meetings throughout Wise county for I lie week of September J to V ( louiti ? nit und bear the question answered by Col. Win. .\l. My? ers, of Richmond, Vn., at tho following time and places Dorchester, Monday, Septem? ber 2nd at I p. m. Norton, Monday, September '.'ml, Town I lall at S p. m. Glamorgan, Tuesday, Sep? tember 3rd ut 4 p. in. Wise, Tuusdliv, September 3d, Court I louse ut s p. in, (Joelen o, Wednesday, Sep? tember 4th at s o'clock p. in. Toms Creek, Wednesday, Sep? tember lib ut I p. m. Tucninu, Thursday, Septem? ber 4tn, lo a. m. Black wood, I'ltrdee and Roar? ing Kork, Thursday, September .'>tb, 4 p. in. Linden, Friday, September oth, 4 p. in. I diiiu.ii, Friday, Septembor 6, 5 p. in. StOIiega, Friday, September I 6th, 6 p. ni. Roda, Saturday, September i 7th, 4 p. in. Appalachia, Saturday Soj - tember 7th, 8 pi m. I Big Stone Hap, Sunday, Sep? tember 8th, 3:80. Card of Thanks. 1 desire, through The Post to thank tho very many dear hidy friends of my departed wife for the many beautiful llowers und deldcuuies sent her during her illness, she lovnl all. May God bless you. D. P, ?YATT. To My Precious Wife tin lo thy rest in peace und uf?j lie thy re|K>sii Thy tolls are o'er, thy troubles cease, from osirthly pares release! Thins eyelids gently close, QecUy close. I). 1' HYATT.