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VOL. XXVI, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 23. 1918. No. Surgeon General Outlines Home Treatment for Influenza Patients Washington, Oct. is.?In . onucction with tho appeal to the public, Surgeon - General Blue ??tlinpd .some "Imme treat? ment" and precautions t<> bo taken in the care <>f patients, lie believes that a patriotic ser? vice will be performed if the public heeds his advice. '?Thi- present generation," -,iid the surgeon general, "has been spoiled by having had ex pert medical and nursing care readily available. It was not in the days of our grandmoth? ers, when every good house wile was expected to know a good deal about the care of tho sick. While I cheerfully recognize all the good that has been done by our splendidly trained graduate nurses, I believe that the public generally has come to rely too much on their services and has not interested itself sufllciently in studying ordinary home card 6f the sick. "Kvcrv person Who feels sick and appears to he developing an attack of influenza should at once be put to bed in a well ventilated room. If his bowels have moved regularly it is not necessary to give a phys.ic ;w here a physic is needed it dose of cas? tor nil or rochelle -alts should be he given. ??The roblll should be cleaned of all unnecessary furniture, bric-a-brac and rugs. A wash basin, pitcher and slop bowl, snap and towels should be at hand, preferably in tho room or just outside tho door. "If the patient is feverish a doctor should he called, and this should be done in any case if the patient appears very sick, or coughs up pinkish (blood-stain? ed) sputum, or breathes rapidly or painfully. "Most of the patients cough up considerable mucus; in some, there is much mucus discharged from the nose and throat. This material should not be collected in linnderchiofs, but rather on on bits of old rags, or toilet pa? per or on paper napkin-. As soon as used, these rags or pa? pers should bo placed in it paper bag kept beside the bed. Pocket handkerchiefs are out of place in the sick room, ami should not he used by patients. The rags ami papers in tho paper hag should be burned. "Tho patient will not be hun? gry, and the diet should there? fore be light. Milk, a soft boil? ed egg, some toast or crackers, a bit of jelly or jam, stewed fruit, some cooked cereal, like oatmeal, hominy or rice?these will sulHco in most cases. "The comfort of the patient depends on a number of little things, and these should not hp Overlooked. Among these may he mentioned a well ventilated room; a thoroughly clean bed, with fresh, smooth sheets and pillowcases; quiet, so that, re? freshing sleep may he had; cool driuking water conveniently placed; a cool compress to the forehead if there is headache; keeping tho patient's hands and : tee clean, and the hair combed ; keeping'his mouth clean, pre? ferably with some pleasant niouthwash; lotting tho patietil know that some one is within call, but not annoying liim with too much flipping: giving the pa? tient plenty of opportunity to rost ami sleep. "It is advisable to give the sick room ,a good airing several times a day. The patient should be well protected against cold and drafts and then the windows should he opened widely to let in the fresh air.'" Christmas Presents For Officers and Men in the United States Navy. The Navy Department lias advised that parcels intended fur oflicbrs and men on United States naval vessels in home wa? ters and abroad or stationed at naval bas?s or stations in foreign waters should conform to the following conditions : 1. Parcels may not exceed 20 pounds in weight and must he mi prepared foi* mailing that the contents can be readily ex? amined. Substantial boxes or other suitable container- should be used. 2. The parcels must bear the name and address of tin- sender in the upper left corner of the address side and be addressed in the following1 manner: I (si) Name of addressee in full together with his rank or rating. (b) The designation of vessel [or station or naval base to which addressee is attached. (c) "('are of Supply ( >l)ieer, Kleid Supply Hase, Twenty ninth Street and Third Avenue, Mush Terminal Station, Brook? lyn, New York." (d) The words "Christmas box" or "Oiiristmas present.'.' :i. Parcels prepared and ad? dressed in accordance with the foregoing will be chargeable with postage at tin' fourth class or parcel post zone late applicable between postollico where mailed and Brooklyn, X. V. I. Xo perishable food pro? ducts other than thus,; packed in tin containers should be inclos? ed in Christmas parcels. fi. Parcels may hear inscrip? tions Shell as "Please do not op.-n until Christmas," ?? M e r r y Ohristinns," "Happy Now Year" "With best wishes," and the like ; also the names and quanti? ties of articles inclosed together with such other marks or words as may be necessary "for pur? pose of description" of the arti? cles. (I. Christinas parcels for naval Ollicers and men should lie mail? ed as soon as possible so as to reach Hush Terminal Station not later than November 15, 1018. The above applies also to all marines (except those in Ittissia and Siberia i w hose address is not "American Expeditionary Forces." To those having that address soldier- regulations tip ply. The regulation for soldiers' parcels will he given in The l!ig Stone Gap Post next. week. When in doubt consult Home Service Section, American Rod Cross, Postollico Building, Big Stone Cap, Va. 'Phone 220. Died of Influenza. Freeling, Va., Oct. 16.?Mrs. Cora Dotson, (utio Trivitt), formerly of tins place, but lato of Jenkins, Ky., died of Spanish Influenza. Her remains will be brought to the Trivitt ceme? tery near here for burial. She leaves a husband ami one child. Nation Goes Beyond Goal in Loan Drive Washing tob, Oct. 21.?Over-subscription of (lib Fourth Lib? erty Loan seemed assured when the three weeks' campaign closed Saturday night. Whileoflhsinl reports wore,lucking it appeared that again the American people have given to their government not only what was nsked, hut more than was asked in order that the war against Germany and her allies may lie earried to a suc? cessful conclusion. How far the total will run above the six-billion-dollsr goal of? ficials would not attempt to estimate. It all depends, they said, on whether the big liunncinl intorosla tiled the big lump subscrip? tions expeeted <>f thcm,antl win-tiler the number of small subscrip? tions by individuals is found to meet expectations. New subscriptions entered during the last day, and those made effective by payment of the lo percent, installment prob? ably will amount to a billion and a half dollars for the entire na? tion, it was said. Before business opened Saturday morning II. 590,71 Ilj'lftO had been reported to Federal Resorvo Hanks. For the next live days banks in every city and town in the United ?States will be busy adding up subscriptions . Reports am! payments then inttsl be made to Federal Reserve Hanks, which are expected to take at least live days more to re? port to the Treasury. Indie.it inns are that the number of individual subscribers will far exceed 20,000,000 and break all r.mis for distribution of war bonds for either this nation or any other. Wise County Largely Oversubscribed its Quota In the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign, which closed on Satur? day night, Wise county largely oversubscribed its quota of $532, 000, based on its banking resources, which, taking the country over, was Riillicienl to raise the $0,000,000,000 asked for by the government. Later the Federal Reserve Hoard increased this ipioln to $700,000, figured at $20.00 per person on a population of fUS.OOO, which was sullicichl to raise near $8,000,000,000 as the government desirod this loan, which was known as the lighting loan, to be largely oversubscribed. Wise county has largely oversubscribed the last ipiofa, the amount of bonds sohl in the comity amounting to $00'l,??0, so if the country over has done as well as Wise county has the total subscription will be nearer ten billion than eight. All of tie- workers in the drive, both men and women, throughout the county deserve the highest praise for tic way l.hoy went about the work and the able manner in which (hey necotn plishcd the task assigned them. And the people are to be con? gratulated for the interest they took in this campaign. F.vory one, with few except ions, subscribed willingly and seemed anxious to help the government all they could. The amount subscribed by the dillereiil towns in the county, through the various banks as oflicially reported to the County Chairman C. S. Carter, is as follows: iVl'1'AliAGlIIA PANKS App?iachla .( W.800 Stoiicga. 47,1100 Kotln . 28,300 Amu. . i:i,r>.">? i Nnln . 20,4001 Inman. 8,fi00 Kxelcr . 28,500 l'nibotleii 13,800 Southern Uailway. 28,000 Ii; A N. Kailroad 560 Total.1288,800 Noll It IN It AN KS Norton .i 120,1150 niaekfoml . :m,ii:>ti Dorchester . ?11,000 Partlcc 7,400 lloolev 1,500 Ksaetvllle . K.ttOO Clear Creek . 1,0?! Itoartilg Kork. 1,1150 hipp* . 1,550 N. As \V. Ity. Co. for Norton 21*800 Tout .$271,'.r.u WISH II AK KS iViftc .... (30.800 Glamorgan; . 7,."><>i> Sovens . 7,300 llerricaii . 4;??o llatfiap . II.I?O Total . $110,000 t OKIUIHN It A N KS ( ot linrn. (80,000 Torna Cfeok 40,000 Cranes Neat . 10,000 l.ltllo Tont* Creole, ii.non tbnncr .. .... 0,700 Shannon. 8,200 Total. 8148,8001 St. I'a?l . gOO.000 Iii? Stone (lap. s-n.tmo T.ital for County ,?804.1 CORPORATIONS BUY BONDS. Tito following corpora li o n s who purchased Liberty Bonds at their main banking center I outside of Wise County have identified themselves with the efforts of Wise county by sub? scribing through the \V I 8 6 County bunks the additionall purchase t>vor wbut they uro ex? pected to subscribe in the hirer cities in which they do their | principal bunking: I Stom-ira Interests.(27.000 ItlaekwOod Interests. 85,000 Tno Dorchester Interests. 2r?,o0t) I ntviitate llailroatl Company ... ">,lKtO Kentucky Utilities Company. 2,0oO Union Tanning Company. 2,000 < inirior Lumber < lornpany ."..imki Stonogap Colllory Company . .. 1,000 Above companies have idem tifled titomsalveswith tho efforts of Wise County. No report from tlio Virginia Iron, Coil & Coke Company and lbo Keystone Coal & Iron Company. I give this notice to tho pub? lic so they may know thut while t Ii o employees working t' o r these corporations i u VV i s <? County have supported to the limit our efforts to put Wise County "over the top," yet these corporations while they subssribed to the Liberty Monds largely in the cities in which they do their main banking bus? iness, they also buy these addi? tional bonds in Wise County to ident'fy themselves with tho citizenship of Wise County. They have given us a lift of ,100,000 which has done <t great deal to encourage the workers in feeling thai we too are ^om^ to net some of the Liberty Bond purchases of the corporations who are the mainstay of our county, und 1 take this oppor? tunity of thanking them nlong with all other citizens, for the cooperation in placing Wise county subscription of Liberty Bonds so far over what is asked of us, that it may be a matter of history in Wise county's an? swer to the calls of the Gov? ernment during the war, that wo have never failed to go over the top in any demand asked of us, but thnt everybody who lives in Wise county and every? body who earns in Wise county has a pride in the patriotic fill tillmenl of any obligations placed upon the county during this war. 'I'he money raised in this loan is almost us much its the money in the' three previous loans combined: The money loaned to tin- Government tins year by Wise county citizens is almost two thirds of the entire banking resources of the coun? ty, upon which tin; Liberty Loan banking allotment is bas? ed. The money loaned by Wise county during 1918 is approxi? mately $60 for every man, wo? man and child in tho county on tho basis of the census of 1910. The additional allotment over the allotment based on the banking resources that it was necessary to make in order to raise our subscriptions from i>S32,000 to $7t;0,00U for tho Fourth Loan as requested by the Centrul Liberty Loan Com? mittee was cheerfully accepted by every chairman in Wise county,and with one exception, nil hanks accepted the per capi? ta allotment without grumbling. While 1 take this opportunity of thanking every one who helped in tho campaign, you all must know the satisfaction you huvo is not in tho thanks from me but is a satisfaction of the heart, that you have done your duty,as loyal, and patriotic cit? izens, and 1 ask that you hold your organization togother, so that we will he prepared to take ahold of the next Liberty Loan with the same vim and determination that you all took hold of this one. C. 8. Oaktkr, Chairman. Influenza The people of Big Stone Qap are to bo congratulated that as yet Inltucn/.a has not ravaged the town to the extent which has been feared. Nevertheless the danger continues and all persons ati- cautioned not to re. lax from the requirements of the health authorities to which is attributed in large degree our present comparative immunity. Jamks M. H?nau, > 'h?irindti Homo Service Section American Bed Cross. More Coal Being Mined Than in Any Period in History of Industry. Revised coal production fig? ure., prepared by tho United Stall's Geological Survey and made public by the Fuel Ad? ministration, show that morel bituminous and more anthra? cite were mined during the first half (2U weeks) of the coal pro? duction year, than in any pre vioiis six mouths' period in the country's history. Tin- bituminous tonnage was 311,210,000, ah increaso of 33, 418,000 or 12 percent, over the record breaking production of the corresponding period in 1017. The anthracite produc? tion from April I to September 28 was 61,001,000 tons, which is 1,072,000 or 2.1 per cent, over last year's (igures. These production records were established in the face of many handicaps; chief of which was a reduced man-power at the mines. It is estimated that tho drall took between 50,000 and tiO.OOO coal miners during the last your, while probably as many men left tho mines to work in other war industries. By working more regularly than ever before the men who remained at the mines have been aide ici offset this loss in man-power. Responding to ap? peals to their patriotism, which have been made directly to them by representatives of tho Furl Administration, the min? ers generally have been work? ing full days and full weeks and foregoing many of tho holidays and vacations which they ware accustomed to take in the past. Car shortage has limited pro? duction during the last six months. Tho weekly reportn show that from four to eighteen per cent, of full time has been lost by lack of ears for loading. In most districts, however, theri! has been a material im? provement in this respect dur? ing the last few months. The loss of time during the last wrrk of September was six per cent. How to Doctor "Flu" State Health Board Tells What to do When Physician's Aid Cannot Be Had. Richmond, Va., Oct. 18.?The State Hoard of Health urgently recommends that gauze masks be used by all persons earring for or compelled to visit those Hick with influenza. Unneces? sary visiting should bo avoided. Soda fountains should not bo allowed to operate. All persons tire called upon to tielp in the present emer? gency not only by assisting in the care of the sick but also by spreading information as to the common-sense preventive mea? sures. Avoidance of common drinking cups and care not to put in tbt< inutlth objects soiled with the Hocrutions from the mouths of other persons will decrease the spread of the dis? ease. The poison of influenza is conveyed cbielly by the spray thrown out in front of the faco when one COUghs or sneezes, therefor.-, cover the month and nose when you cough or sneeze, Spanish influenza is charact? erized by a sudden UOOUSet usually in from twelve to forty eight hours after exposure; by it chill or chilly sensation; a slight sore throat, stilliness about the bead; loss of appe? tite; occasional nausea; rise of temperature ami marked weak? ness. Since there is much poison? ing in the disease, it is it limtter of primary importance that tbo strougth be saved by promptly going to bed and remaining there long enough for the heart und other vital organs to recov? er from the effect of this poison? ing. This means from two to six days according to the sover-? tty of tbo case. As it is impossible for physi? cians to see all tbo cases, it is most important that people tin durslund something of the na? ture of this disease and of the proper care of its victims. In many instances patients tiro getting along well by simply remaining in bed, taking a lax utive, drinking an abundance of water and keeping quiet. There is no known drug euro for influenza and great danger attends the promiscious use of depressing drugs. Surgeon General Hlim of tbo United States Public Health Service says: The present generation has been spoiled by haviug expert medical and nursing cure readi? ly available. While I cheerful l> recognizo all the good that has been done by our splendid? ly trained nurses, I believe that tin; public bus come to rely too much upon their services and has not interested itself sutli ciently in studying the home care of the sick. Kvery person who feela sick and appears to be developing an attack of influenza should be put to bed at once in a well ventilated room. If the pa? tient bus fever a physician should be called anil this should be tlono in any case if the pa? tient appears very sick, coughs up a pinkish sputum, or breath? es rapidly or painfully. Soldier Dies of Pneumonia. Frooling, Va., Oct. 10.? Nol Bon Mulliits, of Ramoy Flats, died a few days ago of pnuu jmonia. He bail been at Camp Lee in training, and was home I on a furlough. Tin: young man's father, Dn I vid K.' Mullins, died a month since.