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No. 45
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
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
War Savings
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
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
Registrants Will Be Called In
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
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
Can Multiply Their Useful?
ness by Supervising Un?
trained Helpers At
tending "Flu"
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
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
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
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.
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*
N oil will soon be called upon
for another push.
Itoinembor that you made the
Ariuy objective on your tirst
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
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?
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
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.
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

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