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The Big Stone Gap Post.
vql-big ^qn^P-WlSE county. va.. wednesday, octo b e r~3f57 \918~ -n?"~44 Allies to Act In Union Surrender Only Basis for Ar? mistice, and No Peace With Kaiser or War Lords Possible. Washington, Oct. 24.?Pr'esi drill's Reply to Germauy was Beut broadcast to the world from the Arlington naval radio towers last night after thu of licial text had boon put on the cables. If not picked up direct? ly by the great Gorman station Nauen, it was und itibtedly re. layed from other points in Eu? rope in time to reach Herlin tliis morning. Washington, Oct. 24.?No armistice except under condi? tions of surrender. No pence with the Kaiser and Iiis war lords, now nr later.^J? Thus President Wilson bus givon in advance his own Ii aal decision in informing thu new spokesmen of Germany that he lias acceded to the reimest that ho take up with the allies their plea for an armistice and ueacu negotiations. (ino point that those in the confidence of the President em? phasized today is I hat the Presi? dent dud the United States gov? ernment now are through with separate dealings with the Gor man authorities. The whole situation is before the co-bull ig erent governments; und the fu? ture announcements will lie of the United States and the allied governments acting in concert. The President's reply to the latest German note has gone on its way Berlin. It was deliver? ed to Frederick < tederlin, the Swiss charge here, last high! at '?> o'clock and soon afterward was on the cable in plain Eng? lish, no time being lost to con? vert the President's uncompro busing sentencis into code. Apparently the exchanges which had been in progress be? tween Washington and the al? lied capitals since the wireless version of the German commit ideation wan picked up Mon? day, terminated late in the af? ternoon, enabling the President to reply just eleven hours ufler I he official text had been deliv eretl. Assurances of the present au? thorities ut Herlin that they represent the tierman people, that they accept the conditions of peace lie has laid down, ami thnt the German armed forces on land and sea will observe the rules of civilized warfare, are accepted by the President only us changing the situation sufficiently to warrant, him in submitting the questions in? volved to the nations with which the United Slates is as? sociated in the war In doing this without mincing words he ttdls these authorities, and through them the (ierinan people, that the only acceptable guarantee of their words must be submission to terms of an armistice that will make it im? possible for Germany to renew hostilities; that the Kaiser still holds the power to control the empire anil that, until he and his autocrats are out, surrender and not peace negotiations must be demuuded. While this ultimatum is sink? ing homo in Germany, the al? lied governments will bo pre? paring for the next move, which lies with them, acting in harmony with the United States. First there is to he determin? ed, as the President asks, whuthor the allies are willing to elfcct peace on the conditi one enunciated by him and ac? cepted by Germany. If they do, tho question of on armistice will be subinittod to the military advisers of all tho co belligerents, and when the necessary conditions to render the German military machine potverless for harm havo been formulated, tho program will be forwarded to Herlin. CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR SOLDIERS IN EUROPE Must Be Mailed According to Directions by November 20 Labels Given Men. Tho men themselves will de? cide who is to send these par? cels. They are now receiving Christmas parcel labels with instructions to mail these labels to the person in this country from whom they wish to re. coive the holiday box. To avoid any chance of duplica? tion, each soldier gets but one of these labels. Packages that do not bear those labels will not be accepted. In the event of this label being lOBt it cannot be replaced. No Christmas par? cels will be accepted for ship, ?hont uftor November 20. The cardboard boxes, or cartons, to be provided for these parcels art; "J inches by -l inches by '.l inches in size. When packed, wrapped and ready for mailing these boxes must not weigh more than three pounds. Red Cross Provides boxes. The American Hod Cross has agreed to provido these card? board boxes and to supervise their distribution to relatives of I he soldiers who present the proper Christmas parcel label credential. Tho distribution of the cartons will be made by Red Cross branches throughout tho country. It will be incum? bent upon the person receiving one of these boxes to return it when filled, but unwrapped, to tlu; collection point designated by the Ked Cross. Here it will be inspected by the Red Cross inspectors authorised to exclude any articles barren by tin' post? al authorities, after which the box will be shipped. In short, the Ked Cross is responsible for the distribution, receipt at tle sinnled points, the inspection, and mailing of the boxes. Outline uf Procedure. The following is an outline of the procedure to be followed by persons planning to send one of these parcels abroad: On receiving one of these 1'lliistmas parcel labels it should be presented at the near? est chapter, branch or auxiliary headquarters of the Red Cross, where tho holder will receive a carton. These labels are not expected to reach this country before November I, but by that time each Reil Cross branch will have its allotment of boxes based <>n the number of soldiers in service overseas from that community. These boxes may bo filled with any combination of ar? ticles, except those on the list barred by the postal oflicials. The articles prohibited are all intoxicating liquors, all inflam? mable material, including fric? tion matches and any composi lion likely to ignite or explode (sigarotte lighters come under tins classification), liquids, and fragile articles improperly pack ed. Under the postal regula? tions no note or message or written matter of any kind will be permitted to remain in the boxes. In addition to the fore going list of prohibited articles, relatives and friends of the sol? diers are urged to bear these fuels in mind when preparing Christmas parcels: No Perishable (jouds. Do not put anything in the package which will not keep fresh until Christmas. Pack dried fruits and other food products in small tin or wooden boxes. Givo preference to hard caudy over chocolutes, unless the lat? ter are enclosed in heavy wrap? pers. Soft chocolates aro easily crushed and may spoil the oth? er contents. Do not put articles packed in glass in the package. Gifts should be wrapped in khaki-colored or other handker? chiefs, twenty seven inches LOYALTY When ull is done and peace has como again, And nil the gold und blood and (ears are spent, And thru tin; streeti. our battle wearied men Come marching back, as onco they proudly went. Can all of you who stayed perforce bebind, Quite safe from bullet, bayounet ami shell Show to those tuen a clear and guiltless mind, Or must you cover thoughts you shame to tell? Can you, then, say to them who have not quailed At what the Hun could do mi land or sea, "In all these months my faith bus never failed Nor ceased to ?peak of victory to bo. "I never entertain a thought of dread, Nor lost my truHt in triumph over there, Nor sighed, nor shrugged, nor shook the hopoloss head, Nor spoke the craven word of black dispair?" Oh, when they ask you can you truly say, With that calm gn/.e that meets then eye to eve, "I never feared that Wrong could win the day. Nor even droamcd that Kight could ever die?" Kriend, in that holy hour when peace is here, Can you, I ask, hold up your blameless head And know your record clear, your conscience clear. Or must you shrink from what you once have Bail!? In war's hard days our hearts must understand, And we must learn the lesson, every one, Thai he who fears is traitor to his land And he who doubts is partner to the Hun! Margaret Aaliiiium, in New York iterant. Bquure. Cigarettes may be sent)' Inn us they arc supplied daily to tin? then by the Government they may well be omitted; Wlien tbf pack age bus been packed it should In' taken, un? wrapped and unsealed, together with tin' label and Bufllclenl stamps, to the nearest collection center designated by tho Ked Cross. After the package linn passed the inspection of the Ked Cross representatives, as to contents und weight, and been wrapped in stout paper, the Christinas label bearing (tie ad dress of the mail for whom it is intended, is place I on it. The person sending the package, in the presence of the Ked Cross worker, is required to allix stamps, sufficient to carry it to lloboken, N. J. The postal charges are to be nt the rate of four III class or parcel post stone rate. A label certifying that the inspection bus been com? pleted by the Ked Cross, is placed on the package which is left in the custody of the Ked Cross, until delivered by the postal authorities. Proper Form of Address. Christinas parcels must bear the name and address of the sender ami will be addressed substantially as follows: "Christinas Box Department) l'ort of Embarkation, lloboken, N. J. For..-. < Irganizhtion ...., American Expeditionary Forces.*' Parcels so addressed will be chargeable with postage at the fourth class or parcel post /one rate applicable between the of? fice where mailed and lloboken, N. J., to be prepaid by stamps affixed. Parcels may bear inscriptions such as "Please do not open until Christmas," ''Merry Christmas," "Happy Now Veur," "With Best Wishes.-' and the like. In order to assure thu arrival of Christinas parcels abroad and the delivery to the addres? sees by Christma8, all such par? cels must be mailed on or be? fore November "JO, I0l8. These regulations apply also to our Marines serving with the armies in Europe, but for others of our .Marines the Navy regu? lations published in the Post of (let. 23j apply. Tho postage required on par cols sent from this region to lloboken, N. J., is for a 3 pound package Lfi cents, for 2 pounds 11 cents, for 1 pound 7 cents, and for 4 ounces to 1 ounce, 1 cunt per ounce. Cartons may bo obtained by those having labels and will ho inspected at the following pla? ces: Stotiega?Superintendent's of? fice. Koda?.Mrs. H. S. Kstill. Osaka?Mrs. E. F. Tale. Appa lue bin?Mrs. K. W. Holly. jl; lnman?-Mrs. ?. U. Brown. Imboden?Mrs. H. A. Alex? ander. Exeter?Mrs. Crocker. Keokee?Mrs. King. East Stone (Jap?.Miss Chris tie .1 ones. And nt Ki'il Cross llonio Ser? vice Section, ollico oh Second Hour, Post Ofllco Building, Big Stono < lap. Local Loan Workers Arc Commended for Tlicir Work in Liberty Loan Drive. The following letter giving the full results of the Liberty Loan campaign in Virginia and thanking the workers in Wise county for their efforts in mak? ing tin- movement successful was. received by t'. S. Carter, chairman of tbo Wise county committee: "hour Mr. Carter:?Tbo Cen? tral Coinmittoa rejoices with all chairmen and co-workers and their associates, who helped to tiring ab?Ut the splendid results obtained by them in the Fourth Loan campaign. '.'Full returns have not yet been received, but Virginia was the lirst stale in the Fifth Keil? ern! Ueserve district to report passing her allotment of $G ;, '.iso.eiiii with subscriptions ol .fiiS.OO?.S?ti reported t o date. When all reports are in this Slim will he largely exceeded. "The di tltcil I ties in conduct? ing this campaign were many and unusual. In many coun? ties and cities, plans well ad? vanced had to he abandoned because of the prevailing epi? demic, and new measures adopt? ed. These circumstances were faced by county and city organ izatipnS with the determination to overcome all obstacles; the very greatness of the. task nerving i hem to greater achieve? ment, and now we have n right to something of the pride and elation our boys "over there'1 must feel when they come vic? tors from the Held. That they might COine victors has been the driving force to our success. "The Central Committee is embarrassed to lind proper words to express appreciation. It cannot Hay "Thank you," for tin- services have not been giv? en to the Central Committee, but to our country and humani? ty; nor can wo say you have obliged us by your hetoic work, because we have been only co workers with you?parts of tbo great civilian army dedicating its efforts to the moral and ma? terial support of our armies in France. Hut it seems proper that we should send greetings of joy to each one of you, and through you to each man, wo I man and child that has partici? pated in this work. "Central Liberty Loan C'OMMITTKK, "10. 1. Bomiss, Chairman." In thOBO days we are surely I living history. Pneumonia Killing 30 j Per Cent Exacts Awful Toll When it Attacks Influenza Patients. Richmond, Va., (let. 20.?Up to Saturday morning the State Hoard uf Health had received forty-three replies to the ((uos tionnuire sent out Wednesday tu the county health officers of Virginia in connection with the ravages of inlluenza. The re? plies indicate that tho situation is still n most serious one though there is definite evi? dence of improvement at cer? tain points, and local authori? ties, aided by thu State Hoard, tiro meeting conditions fairly well. The forty three counties heard from report u total of IJ720 cases of which aSl are complicated i by pneumonia, t If deaths there I have been 177. The percentage uf deaths for the total number sick -whether or not pneumonia has develop? ed is two ami one fourth. When it is remembered th'it these figures relate to more or less thickly populated rural sections ami not lo crowded communities, it will be seen that the influenza is playing havoc in the country as well as ill the cities and towns. So far as Southwest Virginia is concerned, there is no dis? guising the fact that the situa? tion is stich as lo give Hie health authorities serious con? cern. Indeed, this section ap? pears to be the worst ulllicled of any part of tlib state. Dr. W. A. Brumflold, of the United Slates Public Health; Service, who was sent by the Stale Hoard to this field a few days ago, writes in part from I.ee county under tlllte of OotO bor 17th as follows: "Conditions at St. Charles could not well be worse. The great majority of the people are sick and the rest are panic stricken and completely disor? ganized, It is said that the sick und the children in some houses are suffering for food because there is no one able to prepare it. "A hospital with fifty beds is in operation at Oooblirn. The town raised ?2,000 by subscrip? tion ami the work was nrgiiniz ed by Miss Juno Morgan with volunteer help from tin- Home Demonstration Agent and wo-j men of i loelmrn. "Conditions at Toms Creek, I lalitc. Ionian, Tncomn ami several smaller places are quite bad and they need medical and nursing help. The Slonegu Company, Dorchester, (ilainor gan and Norton plants are in good condition, but they have some mild cases. Diphtheria lias been added to the fearful inlluonza conditions at St. Charles and 1 am return? ing there to try to organize the work for relief and the estab? lishment of soup kitchens and other work." In view of the serious menace from diphtheria, which will terribly complicate the influen? za situation if it appears else? where than in Southwest Vir? ginia,the State Board of Health, through the medium of a spe? cial circular, is urging all doc? tors to be on the look out for this-added danger und to bo in it position to secure promptly an adequate supply of antitoxin. The two most popular words in America just now are "tin conditional surrender." "IMEO STATES FOOD ADMIN ISTRATfO? HEW FOOD COH SERVATWHJPRQ6RAM. Tal? year Annrtc* sent 11,8*0,000 tout of foodstuff! across the Atlantis Next year ah* U pledged t* fe-raisb n/^O.OOQ ten* Lb normal prewar llmas ell* flsurs vac tone. To be ready to aim thin Increavatd IM4 food conservation mua-t be Keav ilSsd. F>?*ry ladtrldnaJ mast keep rlthla bla honor rttiem o* anew, out aal only Victory breeKl, most fclVj-f taoh succeeding regulation of Uta food Administration faithfully and pa? triotically, and must eat net a mortal >t Iwid that ha does act seed. In order ihat America may continue to ther Ihe allies that iplrlt that ?Ina On" hundred and twenty million At. cei must eat Whan Mr Hoover met the V'ooJ Controllers of these other lountrles In i-ondon In August, an* ihej together totaled up the food rt lourcai available from the estimated iropj of the five countries. It v? >lain to be seen that the only hope lay n gutting what was necessary (or heir Imieiile Sjy the short run to *.u:ii Ca Aller? are no ships to be Ipared for ths longer runs. And Mr. .1 >'.. a" uied now that he could ruil the "willing service of a frse ?eople." felt no shadow of douM that Iis pledge would be loyally and Joy u 1> a -pt when ha SSSUrad the Allies bat "the American people could, and eould, piovld* anything their slitpa lama to get " Ha stood there In the facd of t-he world and pledged bis faith In our capacity for sacrifice, our willingness to sacrifice, our abllltly to sacrifice, and now ha tells u? what w? (ladt) recognise- that "w? have to fulfill our obligation." To accomplish this result a steady, all rouu.l savlni from wt.f. care In buying, snd moderation in consump? tion is ukoti Hut what is necessary for health and strength, hut nu mors. 'I Is a broader plan of food eonserva tlon than hcrlofore. Not so much, emphasis on this paitlcular Item or that, but a stsady pressure In all dusc ilons. The most careful and thrifty conservation, tha pllmlnatlon ol every Dp? of waste, theme aie the principles which must b? observed, our standard to which we must measure up We cannot ship seventeen million tons of food out of tha country snd not continue to conserve food \V* cannot Increaat out last year's food ? iports to tha Allies by W) per oent. and not continue to cut down our con? sumption. Ths need Is vet) Kraal, our obllga tlon plain To supply the essential foods to III* 120.00O.000 people In Eu rope now iirralirnrd against Germany Is our present task. "This Is u duly of necessity, humanity and honor." We will fulfill 11 rawing DOW must besom* a purpose Every Individual la asked to take part We must en rulop? a "war conscience," Mr. Hoover tells us; w* "must strip to tu* bone." read) for the Ionic, hard, tt.-ad) pull all loxethei through Uis months when ?111 men are battling on the Western Front trying to bring this dreadful business to an end with tile summer campaign of imi. before which time we are assured theie Is no hope cif accomplishing II Food plats a lar^' part In the doing of It then, for the meu and the people must be kept In health and strength If we do nut win to complete mili? tary victory with (he close of the 11119 campaign. It mains a million 11101a American men sacrificed - left hurled "somewhere In France.** Wllh the approach of winter It Is In? evitable that pence and rumors of pear,, will be talked of Hut this wiy dansei lias Not until the war Is over can we afford to let our efforts relax, even temporarily The war Is tp-dag forward. It iloes not stop nor pause. It dues not temporise nor healtat* at these ysaue lavas of an earl) psao*. It la our duty at all time to sustain our army by '.ho contributions ?*-? make to the food program We must coli t nt today and every day We must be careful, we must he etrlct. There mint be no up and down tn our eJIoils To succeed a steady pres? sure la necessary \V? know the food uueds of our part of the world, tha part that in fighting Germany. It la our plain duty to inset them Meet lag them, without wavering, wlthuut response to svery passlag iuc.*>d fos? tered by the Oeraaa-a avrorrunaat. wt3 age** peace la o-?r Ux&o, eud (t KU saetn elan Vlslery. Died in Kentucky. Henry Willy, ago 28 yearn, Bon of Iteiibeu Qilly, 'of Knst Stone Qnp, dietl last Wednes? day nt Jenkins, Ivy., from an utlack nt influenza and pnuc monin, wiiere lie had lic-t-n em? ployed.for sometime us n civil engineer with u large? coal com? pany. Iiis fnthor, who hud been notified of Iub son's illtu-ss, was al thn bedside when death canto. The body was brought to Knst Stono Gap on Friday for burial and funeral services were conducted by Kev. Hoy F,. Karly, of Appalachia. The de? ceased is survived by a father and one sister. The slogan of the tank sor vice is said to be "Treat 'etil rough". Certainly there is not much of tbo pink tea element I bout tank life.