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TUR BIG 8TONK GAP POST.
VVJSDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 1018 Published Kverjr Wednesday by the WISE PRINTING COMPANY, Incorporated. GILBERT N. KNIQHT, - Editor. LINDSEY J. HORTON. Ain't Editor Ono >fonr. - Six Months. Three Months, SI-OO ? GO .26 Kntoied acoordlne to i?isUI regulations ?t the postoiBoo at lllg Hlono (lap as spc oml-olaas matter. SUBSCRIBERS are cnrnestly ro quested to observe tho ditto printod on their address slips, which will koop thorn nt nil times posted its to the date of tho oxpirnt-iou of their sub? scription. Prompt nnd timely attontion to this request will save nil parties n grout dea)|of annoyance. There's a Great Day Coming. As Foch has shortened to vic? torious weeks tho rocking months of our forobodying, ftiith has been quickened into hope. The fruits we thought to gather in sonn? vaguely-distant harvest arc ripening fast. The peace wo dared not mention, so remote did it seem, is heralding its coming in a thousand instant sounds. The vengeance of n God of Justice is at hand. The war of righteousness is won. W hen we shall see in n sign? ed treaty the evidence of victo? ry and the promise of lasting pence, we shall reckon this war worth all it has cost; und when we shall welcome our hoys home, we shall forget the doubts, the numbing darkness nnd the dread suspense of that grim season of the Hun's ad vance. What a day will it he when Virginia's veterans re? turn fo her. This old common wealth of ours will rejoice as never it has since that panting rider dashed into Richmond with news that Uornwallis had surrendered. The day of the great review in Richmond will he as memorable as March 17,".'\ when Henry sounded the tocsin of revolution, or April 17, 1801, when the old stall' put on her armor of self defence. Rut to some the day of our hoys' ret urn and every day thereafter will bring the misery of remorse. Some who think that pence will bring reunion will find it brings division and some who would rejoice that seas no longer separate us from our lads will find a wider gulf fixed. For our Virginia soldiers are to return to us in a how knowledge of tuen ami of fler vico und in that knowledge they will judge us. With un? erring eye will they measure our manhood. They will k low which of us have stayed at home because wli were cowards ami which of us because we had a larger work to do. They will discern which of us have served and which have idled. And they will love or despise, honor or detest as tiny shall tiutl us false or true. Their verdict will be our fate: Denied fellowship with them, we shall have no part in the new age. The moral cqivaient of war is to bo found only in constancy of service. No gift from a man's abundance ever exalts; no shrewd investment, in the guise of patriotism ever de? ceives. No single act of dis? play und no passing share in broad "good works" will raise a man to the place of thoBo who have mot the eternities on the field of battie. Those returning boys of ours will mock at us if we claim comradeship with them because we subscribed to a loan, or served on a commit? tee, or made a speech or in? creased a crop for which we re eeived the highest prices of record. Tho boys will say, "We spent winter months in tbo mire of frosty trenches; wo faced the week long bombard? ment of the Hun; we know pi j. vation and cold nod hunger, daily,hourly, incessantly?what did you do?" And wo must hold our tonguo and lose ull claims upon them, even though they bo our sons and brothers, unless in our hearts wo know that our sorvico was not less constant, if less gallant, than was theirs. Tho daily discipline of self for country is what dis? tinguishes them. Wo cannot bo distinguished by less. This daily discipline of self, this constancy of service, are virtues not beyond attainment by tho true patriot. They must bo deliberately Bought, yet not ostentatiously expressed. They must be ascetic, and yet not Pharisseical. They must, in short, represent a constant effort on mir part to forego our pleasure for our nation am) to stint our bodies for our souls. To this end nothing is more sorviceably useful und few things are more vital than indi vitlual self denial, tho fruits of which are invested in War Sav? ings Stamps. Does this seem a prosy moral to a loftv tale? Dots it seem a ludicrous contract to the Bar vice our hoys are rendering overseas? It in, if it bo meas? ured in the concrete result, sub stantinl though that he. But it is not this concrete result we need: It is the spirit that yields tho result. By drawing one's check for $1,000 against an am pie balance in hunk, und by purchasing War Savings Stamps with tile proceeds, one helps one's country and one's finnucos but not one's spirit. But by saving $1,000, dollar by dollar, and by investing it in War Savings Stamps, ono practices a self-restraint and oxibits a constant thought of country that ennoble spiritually even more than Ihoy benefit finan? cially. It is, in short, not what a man purchases, but why and when und how he purchas-s that give him something of Un? moral equivalent of war, With til, virtue is its own reward?if we are sold8It enough to claim it?or tin investment of one's patient Bovings in War Savings yield a better return (hau liny security of even relatively the same strength in the world. Ten years ugo, so profitable un investment would have seemed unbelievable. We Virginians have lived for one generation in tho memory and under the spell of a great war. To our fathers, fidelity lo old Virginia in the sixties has been (tie consolation of age To us, il has been the inspira? tion of ottr public service. We are destined to survicc us the actors or spectators of a drama vaster and even more memor? able. Wo can neither evade present responsibility nor escape future reflection. The one regret of life will be that it was not more fully given to country in these tremendous times.-? Douglas Freeman in the Richmond News Reader. BRISTOL HAS BIG FIRE According to a telephone mes? sage received here yesterday Bristol, Yn., uns visited by the most disastrous tire in its his? tory. Three large business houses were totally destroyed and a number of others dam? aged. The lire, which started early in the morning in the basement Of Dosser Brother's big department store, consume.1 this building together with the Mahonoy-Jones Co., wholesale dry goods merchants, and tin Bell Telephone Company. Con? siderable damage was done to the buildings of Mrs. X. R. Suy. der and Hedrick Bros. The loss is heavy und will [probably reach a million dol liars ae these buildings were tho ' finest in Bristol and right in the i heart of the business district. Miss Kathaleen Merrirtian, of Jonesville, spent Tuesday night in the Gap with relatives, being I eoroute to Abingdon to attend schnei at Martha Washington College. SCOUR THE MOUNTAINS FOR "FLU" SUFFERERS State Health Officers Do Ef? fective Work With Emer? gency Hospital at Pennington Gap. Richmond, Vn., Nov. H. ? Richmond well line occasion to be proud of tho spocd with which bIio conceived, plunned ami opened her emergency hospital in John Marshall High School, but even so, her record is hardly more creditable than that of the little town of Penn iogton Gap in Leo Ocunty. This municipality, which is far more rural than urban, wan tho centre of a genuine hotbed of Spanish "flu" and the Stato Hoard of Health was quick to dispatch Dr. W, A. Brumfield ? >f the U. S. Public Health Ser? vice to the scene of distress. In something like live hours the physical), aided by volunteer workers who were happy to help, had transformed tho town shoolhouse into a well-appoint? ed hospital and was ready for business. As the reports concerning the disease were most alarming and a largo section of isolated moun? tain territory was known to be uffeclcd, a hospital train was quickly manned and equipped, so that tho Bufferers for mites around might he reached and brought to tie- newly opened in? stitution at Pontiington (Lip. file idea, of course, was to han? dle only the patients who were in most serious condition and Intake chances with the el hers. Hut it soon became apparent that much bushwhacking would he necessary in order to reach these sufferers, for many of them lived far up in the hills at almost inaccessible points, re? mote from the railroad, and even beyond the reach of hoise drawn vehicles These unfortunates, some of whom dwelt in cabins indicat? ing the direst poverty, had to be borne on cots to the train down narrow mountain paths or over rocky hills. In some instances, the litter bearers had to "lote" their human burdens a mile or so, hut they perform? ed this arduous work with the utmost enthusiasm. More lit tor-bearing had to he done at I'ennington Gap,for the school house was some distance from the station, but always there were townspeople who willing? ly undertook this duty nnd left the doctors and nurses to more important duties. There were times when the Pennington (lap hospital had as many as seventy live patients and possibly a majority of these had pnliomonia, hut the deaths, according to the latest accounts, did not reach overtoil or eleven. This was a splendid record, for tho institution received only very ill patients and sortie of them were far gone when help came to them. At one stag of his activities, Dr. Brumfield was somewhat staggard to lind several cases diphtheria, hut he was prompt to administer antitoxin and to quarantine the homes of suffers. Fortunately the cases of a mihi type,but all the same no chances were taken, and in order to prevent a spread of the tlisoaBO, guards were placed before tho habitations of the patients. The Pennington .Gap Hospital force, all told, consisted of thir? teen doctors and nurses, who uhmurmtiringly faced all sorts of hardships and discomforts in order to handle a situation which was menacing in the ex? treme. In his otTorts to find people needing succor, Dr. Rrumtleld sometimes rode as many as thirty miles on horse? back over the mountains nor did even the rain stop him when I he went on such expeditions. Notice To tho members of Big Slono Gap Chapter of the American Red Cross its brandies, junior and school auxiliaries. Please take notice that Wednesday, November 27th, 1918, at '3 p. in., has been fixed upon as the date for holding the annual meetings for election of ollicers adapting by-laws, appointment of committees and the transac? tion of any other business that may be presented. The management of the Po? tomac Division to which we he long, earnestly request that the chapter brandies and auxiliaries adept by-laws in harmony with all other chapters and I will en? deavor to furnish allnui branch? es with copies of the forms sug? gested together with a hand? book?chapter organization and activities giving information in regard to Bed ('loss work. The executive committee earn? estly requests that all members of the Bed Cross attend the meetings und participate in the elections. The meeting at Big Stone (lap will he help in the court room of the United States public building ami places of meeting of branches and auxil? iaries will be fixed and notice given by their chairman. B. A. Avkrs, Chairman, Masonic Notice Steplionson Chapter No. 1!? R, A. M. will hold its stilted communication on Thursday evening, Nov. 21st at S p. m,, work in M. and I'. M. degrees. Visiting companions always welcome. .1. II. Matiikws, Sec'v R. P. BAKRON, II I' On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23rd and" 24th M. Wo'r. Ceo. W. Wright, grand lecturer of the Blue Lodge will he with us. All members are urgently requested to be present. WAR WORK CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS The War Work Campaign in Big St?hn Gap and Wise coun? ty was a success. The (plot a for Big Stone Quip was $1,500 ami the amount of subscriptions will total over $2,500 The quota for the Richmond Magis? terial District was $5,200 and the subscriptions in reed in] amount to over $8,000. Tho en? tire county has largely over? subscribed its quota. XMAS NOTICE Our Mr. Moore will be in Big Stone tiap, Nov. 20th and ilOtli ut Monte Vista Hotel taking Christmas orders. Cull und look over bis magnificent line of diamonds, watches, jewelry, silver anil all the latest novel? ties. 1). B. R yi.and & Co., .lewelers. Ban On Purchase Of Flour Is Lifted. , Washington, Nov. II.?Reg? ulations requiring householders and bakers to purchase 'in per cent of substitutes with each purchase of wheat Hour was lifted with drawn to day by the food administration, effective immediately. War Savings Sales Near Bil? lion Mark. Including cash received in in the Treasury Department on October 21 frotu the sale of War Savings securities, the total Treasury receipts from this source amounted to $801,4011, 415,80. This represents the pur Ohas of War Savings stamps to the total maturity value of ap proximatoly $950,824,474,10^ The Red Cross. KemUrs a service n? other canto can Elevates the spirits ?f a wounded man . Doc* all ll can for the allies, tee. Carries a measago of love so true; Itolbt away sorrow that klioekl at the door Of many a heart lliat is wounded and sore; Serve* all humanity who nceda IIa care, Still never tlrca of doing itaahare, Dr. J. A. Gilm'cr Physician and Surgeon OKKIOK? Over Mutual Drugstore Big Stone Gap, Va. LINEN SHOWER ' - - I The linen for the Red Cross Hospitals in Franco was collect led tliis .veek und is now on its way to our boys. All those who [contributed lo this collection and helped make .the "Linen iShower" an unqualified success, will doubtless bo interested in jtho following tuble, which shows just how very wide awake the Big Stone Cap chapter ami its branches are, its quota having been LT? sheets, 50 bath towels, tUO bund towols, 100 handker? chiefs, "ft napkins: Sheets Haiti Towels 11 ami Towels Himakercliicfs Xapkliu Bis Stone 6?n. 1 89 :,? -' Sto.u-ira .... . 7:! 1II 00 840 ?1 Km) .stone Gap .<i0 U> IU 0 IKl Roda Od ?Kl toil HSU ISO Oaaka30 ISO 118 ISO ono Kedkce .11 M ?(H> ? Arm? 30 l'->3 109 ISO (SKI Bxeter. Sil ISO Hit ISO ooo linbotlon 87 ISO 11? ?00 si Appalsohla . 00 S3 _W _loS _a Total. 901 1060 0IS - 1001 _988_ Our work was greatly facilitated by a contribution from the Slohega Coke and Coal Company .if standard Rod Cross ship, ping boxes, and by the splendid cooperation of the Uoynl Laun? dry; which cone'in laundered practically all of the linens abso? lutely free of charge. EVi ry person who lias, in any way, helped Ih this work, has added his mite lo u humanitarian cause, and on behalf of the Bed Cross Wo wish to thank each anil everv one most heartilv. LINEN SHOWER c< IMM ITTEE, Mrs. R. E. Taggart, Chairman. me; sto^e <t?^v??, va, Just opened up with a FULL LINE OF Our store is located oh the pike across Last Fifth Street Bridge in the north side of town, and we are prepared to serve the pub? lic with only the hest line of groceries and at prices to suit everybody. It is wise hot only to protect your pocket book, but as a matter of health you should select pure food for your table. Below we mention a lew articles with prices: Best No. 1 Salmon.22c or two for 40c Best Tomatoes.25c or two for 45c Second Grade Tomatoes* per can.20c S ounce Salmon, per can.15c Best Pure Wheat Flour.$1.75 Best Meal.$1.35 Good Brand and Shorts Chop.$3.50 Armour's Best Meat, per pound.35c Lard, per pound .35c Irish Potatoes, per gallon.30c Sweet Potatoes, per gallon .35c At buckles Coflee. 4 packages for.$1.00 R. A. J. Coffee, 2 packages for.45c No. 2 Sifted Peas, per can.20c Kraut, per can.20c Best Sliced Table Peaches in sugar syrup, per can.45c Argo Table Peaches, per can.35c Hilldale Peaches, per can.30c Maryland Pie Peach, per can.20c Best Corn, two cans for.45c Best Table Pears in Sugar Syrup .35c 5 lb Karo Syrup.55c or two for $1.00 2 lb Karo Syrup.20c I'o lb Karo Syrup.15c 1'.. lb Maple Flavor Syrup.25c Best Oats.15c Whole Grain Rice in one pound cartons ? 15c Heinz 8 oz Spaghetti.15c or two for 25c Heinz S oz Dill Pickles No. 2.20c Armour's Cane and Corn Molasses, 5 pound cans.55c or two for $1.00 Instant Postum.20c or two for 35c Best Grade of Soap and Wash Pow? ders, two for.I5c Heinz 16 oz Baked Pork and Beans.20c Fleinz S oz Baked Pork and Beans.15c We handle Country and Creamery Butter and all kinds of Jellies and Apple Buttel . All sizes of Peanut Hutter. There are many other articles too numerous to mention in this store but wc invite you to come and look over our groceries. The prool of tin- pudding is chevying the string. The Thrice-a-Week Edition of The New York World in 1919 The value and need of a newspaper in the household was never greater than at tie' present time. Wehnve been forded to enter the world war, and a mighty army of ours is already in Prance fighting gn at haltlos ami winning magnificent victories. Von will wan' ' > In v.- ,dl the news from our troops on European battlefields, and 1910 promises to he the most momentous year, in the history of our universe. THK THRICE A WEEK WORLD'S regular subscription price is only ?fi 00 per year, and this pats fur ieo papers. Wo offer this unequalled newspaper and THE BIG STONE GAP POST regular price $1.00 per yea together for one year for jil.??. The regular subscription price of the two papers is $2 00.