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Published Kverjr Wednesday by the
Ono >fonr. -
Six Months.
Three Months,
? GO
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
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
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.
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
State Health Officers Do Ef?
fective Work With Emer?
gency Hospital at
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
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.
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
.1. II. Matiikws, Sec'v
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.
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.
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.,
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
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.
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.
Mrs. R. E. Taggart, Chairman.
me; sto^e <t?^v??, va,
Just opened up with a
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.

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