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VOL. XXVI, ?gjg-STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY^VA.. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6,T9l8. No. 45 AUSTRIA OPEN TO ALLIES Surrender is Complete Under the Armistice WASHINGTON, Nov. 4.?Terms of armistice uiulor which the land and sea forces of what once was the A ustro-Hungarian empire have laid down fhoir arms wore announced today simul? taneously in Washington and tho allied capitals. They accom? plish complete surrender and open Austrian and Hungarian ter? ritory for American und allied operations against Germany. From (his drastic document, it may hi- stated, may he glean? ed an accurate outline of the conditions noaring completion in the Supremo War Council ut Versailles under which Germany may have a cessation of hostilities. The terms, under which the debacle Oil the Italian front ended today at II p. in. (11 a. in.. Eastern United States time), include complete demobilization of Austrian forces, surrender of one-half of all artillery and military equipment; occupation by American and allied forces of such strategic places us may Inter he selected : u-e of Austrian railroads for operations against Germany; evacua? tion of all invaded territory ; leaving behind all equipment and1 iiipplics, including coal; surrender ?sf a portion of the Austrian surface and submarine Hoots nml disarmament of others inider American and allied control, surrender of all Gorman submarines in Austrian waters ami repatriation of allied and American pris? oners without reciprocity. Evacuation of Austrian territory rotighly corresponds to the boundary line claimed by Italy under the Itali Irrrcdcntia, or treaty of London program. The right of occupation by allied forces is reserved, local authorities to maintain order under allied supervision. The terms of the nrmistico are to be carried out under the di? rection of Marshal Im ich, who will designate material lo be turned ever and supervise the movement of Allst rn- Hungarian forces to the rear. All German troops in Austria-Hungary, Italy or the Balkans' must he out or interned within fifteen days. Destruction of any property by retreating forces is specifically forbidden. War Savings Stamps To County and City Directors: Richmond, Va., Oct. 81.?Be? cause of tho inlluenzn and oilier causes, thousands of people of Virginia who would otherwise have responded in the lasLib? erty Loan Campaign did not do so, us the coinmittoss were not able tu reach them. [h our War Savings drive fromjNovember 5th to Oth j in elusive, we must reach these people, On account of the con? ditions referred to above, the responsibility for securing their money to assist our Gbyonnent in itit wur financing is placed upon us, and we must measure up to that responsibility. Please get full information from your local Liberty Loan Committee ns to those w ho did hot subscribe or did not take an amount of bonds in keeping with their financial ability, and ho organize the canvass in your district auto reach these people, and have it explained to them tIntt they too must become partners to tho fullest extent in the financing of the present War. Very truly yours, Tiios. H. McAdams, Director of Virginia. Champion licet Grower. While T. ti. Morris may be the champion potato grower of Wise county, has nothing on Charles Durham, of East Stone Cup, when it comes to growing beets. Mr. A. .1. Hood brought one to our office last week that Mr. Durham had grown on tlie land of tho Big Stone (Jap Land Company that weighs seven pounds and measures thirty four inches in circumference tho long way of the beet. As a beet grower Mr. Durham is, no doubt, tho champion of the Southwest. Registrants Will Be Called In November. Washington, Oct. 31.?Mod of the new draft ages will tirst be mobilized in largo numbers in November, linder u draft call now in preparation nt Provost Mureliul-Qonernl Orowder's of l\co. It calls fur the entrain inent of more ihnn 'J00,000 men qualified for general military service. T\\>iy will bo furnish? ed in proportionate numbers by every State in the Union. Draft culls suspended during October because of the iniluenzn epidemic hnve boon renewed in Bectiohs w.hero the epidemic has moderated and en train men t of all men under the October call? probably will be completed be? fore the November quota in started to the cantonments. America's Pledge To The Allies. When tho Interallied Food Council met hint summer, Mr. 1 loover, representing the Amer? ican people through the United State Food Administration, gave this promise: "Make your calculations for victory; draw up your needs for necessary foods on the basis of what can be shipped; pay no attention to how much is more or less in America; we will fiend what you m ed. We huvo it or wo will lind it." The representatives of tho Al? lies gave full faith to tho prom? ise. America made good last year, Mending 121,000,(101) bush ols of wheat more than its rock oned surplus, and Bent it, by by saving. The Allies are pressing for? ward now, sure of America's promise of support, as sure as they are America's Army since Chateau Thierry. They be iievo in America. America will not fail them. Miss.Ruth Jones, of Big Stono Gap, wus a vieitor in tho city Friday. ? Bristol tlonrld Courier. Nurses Now Needed Can Multiply Their Useful? ness by Supervising Un? trained Helpers At tending "Flu" Patients. Kiehmoi.d. Va., Oct. 31.? While the reports coining into the State Board of Health office arc still very incomplete their general tenor indicates that there is a gradual improvement in the influenza situation at practically all points in Virgin la. The need for nurses is now more urgent than the need for Doctors as physicians or medi? cal students have already been sent to most of the places ask? ing for such aid. Nurses, how ever, are still greatly in demand at several dilforonl points and especially at the improvised hospitals where their useful? ness can he multiplied in un? fold in the supervision of on trained helpers, who are in this way able to give attention to many of the details incident to the care of patients. The Slate Board of Health re. quests that graduate or practi? cal nurses available for duty communicate with its office im mediately by wire or telephone. Ample salary and all expenses are being offered. The need is most urgent und any nurses who can serve in this capacity slumlil have the satisfying con? sciousness of performing u real patriotic duty. Families who have secured the services of pri? vate nurses me asked to release these nurses just as soon as possible in order that lliby may be free to serve in hospital cen? ters or as visiting instructive nurses. Through the agency of the State Board emergency hospit? als have been organized at Clif? ton Forge, (Jovington, Bucna Vista, Cot-burn and Pouhinglon ( lap. These hospitals are doing good work and by means of their establishment the time an energy of doctors and nurses is being made far more elHcaoious. Moreover, the lives of many persons undoubtedly are being saved through the better atten? tion which pationls are thus able to receive. The incomplete reports from various parts of Virginia show that outside of the big cities then- has been reported a total of 37,163 of influenza and 1902 cases of pneumonia; total deaths 523. As many places tire yet to be beard from, these figures probably do not indicate m ire than fifty or sixty per cent of the actual total. Since the outbreak of influen? za in Virginia, the Stale Board of Health, working in co-oper? ation with the fj. S. Public Health Service has Beat relief j to sixty-one points which called for help. Seventeen doctors have been sent to assist tempo? rarily at twenty-five different points, and medical students have been sunt to assist at forty four points. Eleven places have also been furnished witb nurses through the same agency, and two pharinucists have been de? tailed to work at live points which needed their services. It has been found both in the military camps and elsewhere that much of the high death rate resulting from influenza has been duo to tho imprudence of persona who fought against going to bed after they had tomporaturo or who got up too soon after they had been aick. of Teachers Tho public school system of the state Deeds at once about 1200 additioual teacbors for its Bcbools. I'iiIckh Bomething is done ?vor 1,000 schools in the state may ha\ o to bo closed this session. This shortage of touch? ers is duo to no lack of enter? prise and endeavot on the part of the local school hoards and division superintendents. Most of the moil, nnd many women, who formerly taught in the schools ot the state are now in tinny work, while many young women who taught hist session are engaged in more remunora live employment. As a result of the unUsual conditions now prevailing in the country, Vir gillin rather more than the oth er states in tin; union, faces the very serious problem of provid? ing a number of teachers suf? ficient for its schools. There are in Virginia a great many ni a r r i e d women with college or normal school training, many of whom for tnerly taught in the public schools of tint state. || is he lieved that many such trained women are BO situated that they could teach in the schools this session, without much inconve? nience to their domestic duties. Those whoso husbands are in service, ami those who feel in a position to do so, should cor tiiinly consider the advisability of leaching this session. Tlie Department 6i Education u^es such women to offer their ser? vices to the public school sys? tem as a matter of practical pa i riot ism. There are many ministers in the small towns and villages of the state who are well prepared to teach in our high schools Many of them have already ar? ranged to teach this session, and it is hoped that a great many more will offer their ser? vices to local school hoards at this lim.-. The Department of Kdiicntioii i* aware also that there is a large number of young ladies in Virginia, who aro graduates of some of our best institutions, and who haveBtitlicient ncadom ' ic training to make good teach eis. These young women have not thought of entering the teaching profession, hut the vast majority of them are anx? ious to render any patriotic BOr vice they can. Il is hoped that those will consider the ^rent demand Upon the public school system and the fine opportunity for real service the schools now oiler. It would he a disastrous thiiiu' ifor future development of the state if the school system should tie seriously crippled lie cause of tin insufficient supply of toachere. Those who wish to perform this patriotic service to their state at this lime and can not find employment with their lo? cal school hoard should com muni unto immediately with the State Hoard of Kdui'atioii,which hasn teachers' bureau for the specific purpose of mooting this war emergency. No charge of fees is involved for the teacher or tho school hoard using this medium of employment. I Good News For Susanna Vaugn Stevens From Her Son in France. She can hear from him by applying to the Home Service Section, American Ked Cross, Big Stono Gap, Va., Telephone 220. Orlando Amburgey is just In receipt of a fat check from the Gamble Music Co , of Now York and Chicago, the same be'llg in payment for his copy, right to the Princess Waltzes which he composed about four years ago. With the proper introduction it is thought that this wait/, will attain wide popularity, in fact one of the Oust, popular pieces of music in recent years. Mr. Amburgey will soon have another coposi t.ion complete?a march svith full instrmontation for orchestra und band.?Norton Progress. Division Commended Mayor W. J. llorsloy receiv. eil last week from his son, lien dersou N. llorsloy, a lioutcnnnt in the eightieth division of tho American Expeditionary Forces now in active service in France, tho following letter of com* mcndntion to tho ofllcers ami men of that division from their commander, Major General A. Cronkliitc. This division has beeil in tin- trenches and is tak? ing an active part in pushing tin- Hun back to his own front? ier. The letter of commend? ation follows: I >viuh to express to you thy deep appreciation of tin' great work accomplished by you, in your first active operation. Your work has ri e civ od the highest commendation from our Corps Commander, and his conII lence in your military prowess is evidenced by the de tuniids he has niado upon your serv ices. II is too soon to ollicially men tiou individual deeds, hut you may rest assured that due lion, ors will be recommended in all case.i of personal distinction. U.-member,as well,that what? ever hardships you may have lo suffer, the Division Stall, whose duly il. is lo provide for you, have done ami will contin? ue to do, all that is within the limits of possibility, to lessen your burdens, Give them lyoiti* thanks, N oil will soon be called upon for another push. Itoinembor that you made the Ariuy objective on your tirst cull. Kein, mber that the 80th Di? vision .-.in NKVRll j/on suoitT of the Army objective, wherever it may be placed. The uneiny is faltering; bis allies are deserting liiin. IDs infantry will not stand before your onrush. Continue lo smother his ma chine gunners by skillful man? euvering; hit his line hard and push through. (let him .hi the run, and we shall eat our Thanksgiving din? ner in pence. State Board Thinks "Flu" Restrictions May He Lilted In Many Places. Richmond, Va., Nov. 1.?At a meeting of the executive com? mittee of the State Hoard of Health held at 11:30 A. M. Wed? nesday, October 30, the follow? ing preamble and resolution in reguard lo the influenza sit? uation was adopted: The State Hoard of Health do sires to express its greatftll Dtp. preciation of the splendid anil thorough co-operation of till the agencies and individuals in the Stdte w ho have, with self-denial and the sense of public good, co-operated in every way to curry out its suggestions dur? ing this very trying period cov? ering the present serious epi? demic of influenza, which, it is glad to state, is. generally sub? siding. He it resolved, there? fore. That while t lie State Hoard of Health does not think the dan? ger of the spread of influenza is over, ami that while certain precautions hereafter to bo enu? merated are necessary, it be? lieves it can advise that on Sun dsy tit f> a. m. November 3rd, restrictions may bo lifted ton large extent in most communi? ties in Virginia, depending up. on the prevalence and severity of the epidemic in those com munities. The Hoard further suggests that direct action should bo Ituken by local health authori? ties to release these restrictions as they deem advisable. Further, be it resolved, that ? communities should be warned that public gatherings are still dangerous, unless the buildings 'are well ventilated, and that those who have colds.. coughs or who are sneezing, should re. main nt home, anil that close personal contact should he avoided as much as possible. Tho common drinking cup is absolutely prohibited by a State law, and this includes the common communion cup. The Hoard would also advise those drinking beverages to use straws and it hopes that tho public will show the same co-operation in carrying out these simple precautions in the future that it litis in t he past. Died of Influenza greeting, Va., Oct. '25.? Mis. Hertha Vanovor, wife of Arte. m-J.s Vnnover, of lsotn, is dead of Spanish lllfluen/.tt, after suf. foriitg an attack of two weeks' duration The deceased was the daughter of William I'. W hi taker ,o well-to de merchant of that place, and was about 22 'years of ago. MINER AVERAGES 1 WEN TY-FIVE IONS DAILY Kor effective patriotic ser? vice to hit. country hy digging coal, II. 1.. Witt, a minor em? ployed by the Clinttnroy Coal Company, of llaliield, West Virginia, has made a record which is said to lie the high water lltnik lor West Virginia, if not for tho country. In 261 pohsible working days from January I to October 23, inclus? ive, Mr Witt has loaded ?,328 tons of coal, or tailo r more than 25 tons a day. These lig IIres are certified hy O. (). .Mil. by, manager of the obal com? pany, und forwarded to .lames B. Neale, Diroeror of Produc? tion, U, s. l- iiel Administration, by George Utilise wine, dr., sec rotary of the Operator's Associ? ation of Williamson Knld. Mr. Neule has u linen to Mr. Witt in acknowledgement of his service to the country and of his loyal spirit. The contri? bution of 11333 tons of coal from this one miner, according to accepted averages of work done hy a Inn of fuel, means that ho has given the govern.nt what is equivalent to 158,20.0 three inch shells, or has supplied the fuel necessary for fabricating a vessel of about 10,000 tons af? ter the material was delivered in the yard, or ha-- supplied the fuel necessary to lilOVU 310,400 tons of war freight fifiy miles ?say from Trenton to New York ha) or has furnished enough coal to put morn than 3100 American soldiers overseas. In addition to making this great record, Mr. Witt, who is ;>."i yonis old nod who has the reputation of seldom missing a day when he is able to work, during the current year has bought $(500 in Liberty Bonds, $100 in War Saving Stamps and has been willing to dip into his pocket liberally fur Red Cross and other charities. Died of Influenza. Freeling Va., Oct. 31.?Mrs. Ilattie Bryant, of Shelby (hip. Ivy., died of Spanish Influenz i at tho homo of her mother. Mis Louise Keel, of this place, on Thursday. She had been wait? ing on her mother's family dUr ing their illness. The decedent was about 20 yours of age, and loaves u husband. Bo thankful for Food Ad? ministrator llonvor and Kind [Administrator Gnrfield. Their edicts make lifo varied and interesting.