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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23, 1018 Pnbbthod Kveiy Wednesday by the WISE- PRINTING COMPANY. Incarpnrfttst!. OILBERT N. KNIOHT, - Editor. LINDSEY J. HORTON. Ass^t Editor Onu Yoar, - SI.OO Six Months. - ,60 Throo Months, - .i?5 Entered according to ixmlAl regiilntlona at tho posl-ofllce r.t lilj: Stono Hap as roo o ml-class matter. SUBSCRIBERS art) onrnoBtly re? quested to observe tho dato printed on their address slips, which will keep them at all times poslod as to tho dato of the expiration of their sub? scription. Prompt and timely nttention to this request will save till parties a great deal of nnnovance. Farm and Home Demonstra? tion Agents to Help Fight the Influenza. "Serve your people to the best of your ability in the pres? ent epidemic,'' is the message that Jesse M. .Jones, director of extension work in Virginia,has sent to every white anil colored farm and home demonstration agent in Virginia. The purpose of tho extension division, briefly speaking, is to bettor conditions on tho farms and in the homos of all the peo pie and the director believes that the agents can do no better service at this critical time than te devote their best < ITorts towards helping stamp out the plague of influenza that is now swooping over the state. The men and women agents have been instructed to do this by organizing their people for service?oponing soup kitchens in connection with temporary or permanent hospitals, helping I to open and maintain these temporary hospitals, and in any way that Booms best to each individual agent. They are farther instructed to join with the county nurse, or to work under the county health offleor in helping to meet the crisis. Some of the agents nre al? ready doing Ibis and are giving their services day and night ns nurses in homes and hospitals. In many of tho counties there is an appalling lack of doctors and nurses and the agents are being culled upon to talfe their places. Miss llallie Hughes, one of tho district agents, and Mit-s Jesse Logan, specialist in cottage cheese making, hap pencil to he in Richmond when the temporary hospital in the John Marshall High School building was opened and at once volunteered their services ;ts nurses. In counties and towns where then- are no bos pitiils the agent.- will go from house to house, helping in any and every way they can. Radford Normal Notes. The Virginia Society for the Study of Education was organ? ized in November, 1016, for the careful study of vital educa? tional problems i n Virginia. The society does its work through committees or commis? sions appointed to carry on in-, vestigations and formulate their reports rogurdless of the time required, A largo number of committees are now investigat? ing a number of interesting topics. The reports of these comtnitlei s will bo published for free distribution. The mem bersbip includes a large num. tier of the lending educators of the state. The cooperation of all teachers and those interest? ed in education is earnestly de? sired. Tho officers since its establishment in 1910, have been Dr. J. P. MeConnell, of the State Normal School at Radford, President; Dr. R. T. Kerlin, Professor of English in Virginia Military Institute, Secretary, and Prof. Joseph 11. Sounders, of the Richmond Schools, Treasurer. The Appalachian School Im? provement Foundation, with headquarters at tho Normal School nt Radford, has secured tho services of n large number of spoakers, lecturers and en tortainors, whoso services are free to any community desiriug such sorvice by the pnymont of the actual traveling expenses of tho speaker. The list of men and women in various fields and forms of work in Virginia Communities desiring a speak? er, lecturer or entertainer, for practically any kind of nn oc casion are requested to write Prof. W. ID. Gilbert, Bast Rad? ford, Va. DIES IN TEXAS Herskin Hill, a former Rig .Stone (lap boy, died at Canad? ian, Texas, Monday, October 14th, from an attack of pneu? monia following influenza, where ho had been for about six years chtployod with the Atchison, Topekn & Saute h'o Railway. At lb" time of his death he held the position of ynrdmnster. The body,* ac? companied byn fellow employe.-. C H. Stewart, arrived here Sun? day morning and was buried ill the cemetery at KasI Stone Cap. Burial services were con? ducted by local Order of Rail road Conductors. The dcccas od was thirty throeyeurs of age and is survived two smalls sons in Sun Antonio,Texas.a mother, Mrs. Laura Hill, and several brothers and sislers, nearly all whom live here and nt Appii* Inchiti. Champion Potato Grower. Mr. T. Q, Morris, one of bur! scientific farmers who live in the valley above town, is con? ceded to bold the championship as the greatest potato grower in Wise county, if not in the en lire Southwest. Ho has just presented us with twenty-live potatoes that measure one half bushel, some of which weigh one and three quarter pounds. He planted one acre of special? ly prepared ground in potatoes ami has just harvested one hun? dred lind sixty bushels. If there is any one who can beat this Illing on the "taters," oth? erwise we proclaim him the champion potato grower of this entire section. Lost on High Knob. Dr. (i. iloncyciitt, of thi plnce, spruit Saturday and Sun? day on lliedi Knob helping search for his nephew , .1. Kyle, Hi year old son of IL I.. Honeveutt, of Norton, who I.nine separated from his father while hunting oh the Knob last Kridny aftornooh and was not found until late Saturday afternoon. The boy was left at camp while his fath? er and another man went squirrel hunting for a few hours and when I hey returned he was gone. Knowing that he was losl Hie young follow calmly camped for the night under a rock ledge and next morning picked up chest? nuts to kcop huitgbr down until the searching party found him. Mr. and Mrs. H, S Benjamin announce the arrival Of a tine b o v at their home Tin s. day". ?lessee Kilbourne, who is in I lie naval ttervice, arrived in the Gap Tuesday bight to spend his furlough with bis parents, Mr., ami Mrs. NV. B. Kilbourne Jes see is just back from a trip to France. -_i William Ooodtoo, Jr., who has been attending school at V. 1'. I. al Blaoksburg, return? ed to Ins home in the Cap Tues? day night. Some women are never per? fectly happy unless they are perfectly miserable. Alabama Farms Lands for sale in Weal Ala bmnu all black land, good for alfalfa: 1 farm T.'tt) acres 1 farm 400 acres 1 farm 373 noros 1 farm 380 acres 1 farm 17(1 acres l farm 40 acres All of these farms join except 440 acres. ? Easy terms. Owned and for 'sale by 'J. W. PATTERSON, Gainesville, Ala. Remains Unbroken Nearly 62,000 cases of Span? ish "Flu" Actually Re? ported in Virginia. Richmond, V?., Oct. 18."? While i here ia no accurate way of estimating exactly the num? ber of influenza cases in Vir giriie, those associated with the State Board of Health in its prodigious work of lighting tho| disease, uro of the opinion that at least 260,000 people now uro victims of tin- hll-porvasivo malady. A total of 01^560 cases had beeu reported up to Tues? day afternoon. The "Hit" has spared no section, whether rur? al or urban, and has soul hun? dreds t<> their graves, though Tuesday's reports at least indi? cated that the disease apparent? ly was not making more rapid headway than Oil the preceding Sunday and Monday. In some counties, too, the authorities, by rapid organization, have been able to get the upper hand Of ihej-iluation and now have improvised hospitals which inn measure ore meeting the crying n.I for doctors and nurses. Every possible medium has been utilized by tho Slate Board of Health for the dissemination of its information relating to the care of the sick and the pre? vention of influenza's spread. Untold i hotis:, mis of posters and bulletins have been sent to postmasters and school author? ities, while the local councils of defense also have proved valuable agencies for the dis- j trihuiion of literature. These councils and the Boheol superin? tendent are now bring asked to call tlieir assistance committees of citizens who will aid in "passing down the line" the warnings mid the suggestions which can du much to halt the uesttlehliul visitor, in other words, communities nil river ihi- Stnlu are being urged to have reprinted and widely cir? culated the btlllittihs, leatlets, placards and other publications which have been sent them in necessarily limited quantities from Richmond, Printers ink, in a crisis like the present, can do a world of good if the advice it convoys is oven half followed It should not ho inferred, however, that the Stale Hoard of Health is contenting itself with mere printed words. Iis members and their assistants have been working day ami night to sup ply physicians and nurses for those ill fated sections which have found themselves unable ?o give adequate care of their sick. Much bus been accomp? lished in this direction, though tin ice i he number of doctors and nurses now in the field would not suflice to meet actu? al needs. It is hoped, however, that the instructions for the home care of lite si.de will go far towards helping tho public <hii of its difficulties. And the sick themselves can greatly facilitate matters by vroing promptly to bed as soon as they sense I he least sign of illness. An order jusl issued by the Suite Hoard forbids the h tiding of tiny public iiuqiion in Vir? ginia, for these affairs, in coun? ties anil cities alike, atlrack largo gatherings. And crowds, above nil things, should ho avoided just now. OVER CAUTIOUS The II uo U raging IhiIIi tar und wide, Over n?&o, niul mouth, some gauzo have tied, Thinking lli.it it will stop infection Should it com? in their direction. ? With lint precaution, it riiiy come their I way. Keep out in the open all the day j Sunahliie, anil air, are nature'.*, cuio Kat fruit, en,.I foods, drink wafer thal'ii pure Now don't get norroua and have a At, That doei. net help thing* a tingle hit. fro caution when |>eoplc you do meet Avoid osculation in home and attest. Germany Replies to President Wilson's Note. Washington, Oct. 21.?Ger? many has replied to President Wilson with a note which, though no one is prepared to say it will lead tho President even to continue exchange on tho subject of an armistice and peace, at least has served al? most to bring conviction hero that tbo people of Germany ac? tually are taking the reins of government and sincerely de? sire peace on any terms the United States and tho Allies are willing to give. There was no intimation to? night of the attitude of the President, a n d probably there will be none until tho of? ficial text of the new German communication has been receiv? ed. The President was in con? ference all evening with Secre? tary Lunsing, discussing the note as received by wireless late in the day. Like the reply to t he President's inquiries a week ago, Ibis note was sent out from the Qormou wireless stations and picked up in the allied countries many hours before tin' ollicial text could iijon o by cable. The ollicial version probably will come tomorrow through the Swiss legation here. Announcement We are pleased to announce that we have closed a sales man's contract with the Ru? dolph Wurlit/.er Company, of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the coun? ties of Wise, Scott and Lee,and woultj be pleased to COIIIIIIUni cale with any one interested in l he purchase of a musical in strutnent of any kind. The Wurlilzer company is the lar? gest manufacturers of automat 10 and coin in the slot musical instruments in the world. We are at present making n specialty of the Violin-Flute FidllOS, suitable for stures, cafes, theatres, etc., und have one of these wonderful instru? ments on demonstration in bur cafe here. This is a "coin in the slot" instrument and is a profitable investment. We can also make favorable prices and terms on Player Pi aims, Theatre Orchestras, Vic trohis, Harps, Band Instru? ments, etc. Rl sped fully yours, Paul B. Jksske. Two Dies In One Family. A very sad incident occurred here last Thursday when Qeo. W. Mullius.a prominent citizen of Big Stone (lap, and bis daughter, .Miss (Bessie, died from an attack of pnuemonin following inline!!/, i. They bad been Biete about ten days and from the beginning of their ill ncSS their case appeared to be very serious. Mr. Mullins lied at ft o'clock Thursday evening and his daughter passed away two hours litter. Mr. Mullins was forty four years of age and had lived in this section his entire life. He was a mechanic of unusual ability and had been employed for years in the leading Indus) ries around Big Stone Gap. lit; wus working us a mechanic at the furnace when taken ill. Miss (Hessin, who was twenty years of age, was a student in the local high school and was very adapt in her studies as well as music. Her future wits full of promise and she was a kirn! and loving daughter ami her devotion to the family cir? cle had no limit. Funeral services were con ducted at the home by Rev. J.M. Smith and concluded at I lie grave. A delegation of Ma sons, of which the decease was it member, served as pall bear lors and both bodies were laid to rest in Hie same grave in Glencoo Cemetery Saturday morning at 10o'clock. The de? ceased is survived a by wife and two .sons, Sidney, who is a stu? dent in the Army Training Corps at the University of Vir? ginia, and Malcom, who is with the U. S. Army in France. Sid? ney wits called home several days before the death of his father and sister. Postmaster Dies of Influenza. Freeling, Va., Oct. Hi.? Cleveland Mullins, a mer? chant and postmaster at Baden, died on Tuesday with Spanish iniluonzu. Ho leaves a wife and several children. Is your pantry prepared for any sudden emer? gency, such as unexpected company? Or sudden sickness? Or a breakdown in your stove or range? Such contingencies as those won't disturb you if your pantry is kept stocked with our Canned and Package Goods With them you can dish up a delicious meal on short notice. They save time and labor, and render your kitchen equal to any emergency. We have everything in canned and package goods that you may call for. MORTON & DAUGHERTY BIG STONE GAP, VIRGINIA Wash the Woolen Seeks You Knit with Grandma's In the sweetest smelling sheets you ever put on yoiir bed. Close your eyes? the fra? grance of new mown hoy. Tin purity ;uk1 sweetness ol absolute cleanliness. There's nothing else like the delight (ol odor of Ire h clean linen -as you cuddle up in I he sheets that GRANDMA wa ihcd. GRANDMA i- a marvelous rWj dcred soap. Powdered to gave cut ting, chipping and wasting of : soap. The millions of big, bt:i>t. big, bubbling suds surge throi.f.h the clothes and drive out every atom o( dirt. Twice the cli power with half the effort and at ics3 cost. GRANDMA'S Powdered Soap Your Grocer Has It! 5<^j?^5?i^5>g? <> <- ?:- <? < '?? ?> <? < <? -> <? <> . ?> <? ??'.<? :<-" <-. <? ?;?? JOB PRINTING Don't think you arc getting K-KAL job prirtt ing just because you are having your \ ork done nt ;t "printing office." Investigate and learn for yourself that there is a vast difference between real job printing and "just printing." Wc arc prepared to do REAL PRINTING Not only because we have the equipment, but because we possess flic "know how." Our long experience und knowledge in the printing business enables us to handle job printing on a saving basis. We will share this .saving with you and will guarantee every piece of work turned but in our plant. Will you bring that next job to us and have it done right? No long waiting for the finished product. We do things '? Now.'' WISE PRINTING COMPANY Incorporatuil Big Stone Cap, Virginia South-West Insurance Agency Incorporated Fire, Life, Accident andCasuality In surancc. Fidelity and Other Monds Real Estate and Commission Brokers. lilt) STONE CAP. VA. From Appalacllia Progressive M D. Collier, of Keokeo, was llOro for B short time iasl Satur? day en route from Pdnoihgtnu (Tap where ho attended the fun era) of Iiis daughter, Mrs. Har? vey Parsons, who died last Thursday with influonza, Harvey Young was herd from Drydcn last Friday haying started to Gate (Jity to attend the Scott County Fair, hut was informed that the fair had beon balled off to prevent the spread of influenza in that county. Rev. Roy K. lvtrly is in Ap? palacllia this week after sp.I ing several days in various parts of Southwest Virginia making speeches in behalf* cd tlie Liberty Loan campaign. Ho went over t be Soul hern with Mr. Burchflold, tlie superinten? dent. Made several ?.;.ches in Russell and points in the east oad of Wise county. We understand from a relia? ble source that there are around thirteen hundred eases of inllil cnzu in the St. Charles coal (itthls anil surrounding country. Quite a number of the victims have died; We get reports of someone dying almost ovory day in that Beet ion. The State Health authorities have come to tho aid of the stricken sec? tion, having dispatched some six or eight doctors ami ten nurses to aid in tlie light to stop the spread of the epidemic and give relief to those that already have it. Enlisted in Tank Corps. Jas. W. Rush, the hustling salesman for the Lowry Fruit Company, left last Thursday for tho University of Virginia ui Cbarlottsvillo, where be will go into training for Uncle Snm's new Tank Coips for u few weeks before going to Camp Colt, Gettysburg, Pa., for fath? er training Mr. Rush, who is as line mechanic as no is sales man, will be very efficient iu this service we are sure.