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tion Agents Fought the "Flu." Blacksburg, Va., Nov. 15.? When the Spanish influenza be? gan its devastating swoop through Virginia tho 250 farm and homo demonstration agents m Virginia resolved themselves into a relief corps and wont bravely forth to do battle with tho onemy. Even before the director sent out his message from hendquartors at Blacks burg "serve your peoplo to tho best of your ability in the pres? ent epidemic" tho agents had begun a work of mercy that has meant much to a sorely stricken poople. These ngonts, men aud wo men, white and colored, wel? comed the chance to show that their work for the betterment of conditions on the fauns and in tho homes of tho people of Virginia was not confined to tho field or the kitchen but was far wider than that. Without delay and without any possible hope of receiving nay for their work, they hurried to the res cuo. Some of luotn traveled day and night through their coun? ties, regardless of the danger to their own lives from the disease carrying with them food and medicine and acting often as doctor, cook and nurse in some family where every member was ill. From all over the stale re? ports are coming In to the cen? tral ollice as to the work these agents have done and not half will over be known. In many an humble cabin, far up on a mountain in the more remote sections of Virginia, whole fam? ilies lay ill when the agent found them. To reach just such a family, of whom he had heard by chance, one young w o m a n agent left her car id the foot of the mountain and walked four miles to the homo, carrying a basket laden with food and such medicine as she could se? cure in the village where bIio has her ollice. When diet kitchens were opened up in the cities and largo towns of the state, the resident agents were called upon in a number of instances t?, take charge, and when the emergency hospitals weie established the agonts near by at once volunteered their ser? vices as nurses, which were gladly accepted There are not many home demonstration agents in the southwest anil when these kitchens and hos? pitals were opened there it be? came necessary for the agents in tho eastern part of the state MONUMENT OF REV. J. C. WELLS This monument of Rev. J. ('. W?lls, tlio groat mountain preacher, whbdled February ;Mth, 1900, was recently erected in the cemetery at East Stone Uup by \. I'. Witt, of Oklahoma, who is Been standing bosido it. Mr. Witt, who has spent the summer in this seelion, was raised in Lee county; was postmas? ter at Jefferson City,'renn., under Cleveland's administration; served in (lie Sixth U, S. Volunteer Infantry in the Spanish American war; did missionary work in I'orto Rico; was chief over live districts in Porlo Rico and with his own moans furnish? ed clothing for till the naked children in t!i" island; made a trade with the soldier hoys to exchange a small pocket Bilde for their playing cards and he furnished over 1200 Hildes to the boys, ami through this means many of them were inlluonced to become Christians. Mr. Witt will soon return to his home in the west. to go to the rcRcuo. They wont willingly, on the shortest por siblo notice, end stnycd until th?y were no longer needed. It was probably in the conn try districts that tho people were hardest hit, because of the scarcity of doctors and the im? possibility of securing nurses, and here the agents were a Godsend to their people. It is no exaggeration to say that the dentil rate would have been much higher hut for tho work of tin- agents. Certainly the Buffering und misery among both the white and colored pcb pie, if the county agent hail not come. Hardship and danger meant nothing to the agents their people were ill and needed them. Cotton is climbing so high that we anticipate it will fall. In other words, if "Cotton is King," it should bo kept in mind that in these days it seems customary for tnonarchs to ab? dicate. The Line Is Busy" When the line ii reported busy it doesn't necessarily tollow that the person to whom you wish to speak is using the telephone. If the station called is on an individual line, it may he that another person in die office or home is using the telephone, or using an extension on the same line but in another part of the building, or that someone at either telephone is trving to get a nujnber, or is being called by a third person. Or, on a party line, another subscriber may he using a telephone on the same line. And remember, please, that the operator say6 "Busy, ' or "They don't answer" only when it is nccestary. Buy Wi)r So\A*gi Slamft TUB CHESAPEAKE AND POTOMAC TELEPHONE COMPANY "Old Virginia Never Tires" Virginia must purchase $26, 000,000 worth of War Savings Stamps by December 81st. If slto does not slio will fail the nation in its greatest crisis. That she will fail is absolutely an.I eternally unthinkable. Hut lb.u site may not fail, it is im? perative that an average of ten dollars' worth of. these Govern? ment securities ho purchased by every man, woman and child in the slate within the next sixty dnys. The latest tabulations show that only thirteen of the one hundred and twenty counties : and cities in the state have sold lie u full quota and more. Only twenty-two of the remaining counties ami cities have ex? ceeded fifty per cent, of their quota. Hut a Virginian is a finisher. A little slow some? times, hut he makes good just the same. That is why we have confidence in all the peo? ple of the slate making good in their pledges and their duty to the tlovortimoni. Keep going] Our boys "over there" will do ii. They will gel there, too, if we follow their example and keep going hero ! al home. Each of us must lend his money to the Government as freely and fully us if the win ning of the war depended ab? solutely upon him alone. Let us buy War Savings Stamps until we we could look l'ersh iug straight in the oyu anil tell him we have bought our ut? most. our gn at fellow-Virginian in the White House says: "Tho me is critical and the response must de complete." SALES ItKI ?LSKNTA I I V K?If you ran m il III!) NutcSt am! most anliafacto ry Liquid Itooflng Cement -hlgbostgnule ninl most complete lino of rarnlsbc* and paints lot all purposes, and if your past record ?ill statte Inquiry, there is an opening for yon In our Sales Division in ttii? or adjacent territory. To a inau who can succossnilly present our proposition, especially in rural communities, WO can oiler a profitable ami permanent connec? tion uitliau orK'.tui/'illoti wlio-o iucrvaa inn sales demonstrate big, Immediate ami future possibilities. Bond for appli? cation blauk, Address Sale.-, Employ? ment M in.i^i r. Standard I'aint and Lead ?'ork*. < llovelaod, Oliio. Big Brother's Visit, Mother's Message and "Yellow Cur" Cause It. BOY IS NOW MAKING GOOD Seem* to Be More Afraid of Broth;r Than of Germans and It Is Pre? dicted He Will Make Good Fighting Man. Cnmp Wndswortlt. Spartanburg, S. 0.?Among the Maryland draft men sent here some weeks ngn was n chap from Baltimore who claimed exemp? tion from military service on the ground Unit lie was ;i conscientious ob? jector of war. His name will nol be made public, for It bus developed thai he belongs to n good family, lie was placed In tin- ciisnni detachment for ob? servation, und the machinery of the In? telligence department was put to work to learn something ns to his antece? dents. A few days Inter n toll, grim-look? ing man appeared In camp und naked where the conscientious objector could be found. He wns directed lo the casual detachment, und there Intro? duced himself to the commanding of? ficer ns ii brother of the soldier iii question end nsked permission to have n talk with him. The permission Was granted, und hi- went to his brother's quarters. I'nrt of the conversation wns overheard, and those who heard 11 sny It wns heated; iilthough one? sided. Brother Said Something. "You yellow cur." exclaimed the visiting brother. "We arc nil BBhnmoil of you nl home, but you are going In do n man's part In this war. Mol her told me to coma down lin e arid make yon withdraw that fool conscientious objector claim; nnd if you don't do Ii i mo going to beat you to death rlL-ht here iii Ibis camp. Whnt possessed yon anyway?" There wns u good deal ninri' of the same kind; At the end of about nn hour the two brothers went before Major t'ollln. the personnel officer. "Major," said Ihc visitor, "liiy brother wants to withdraw the affidavit about being n conscientious objector. Can be do It?" "Well," replied Major Coffin, "II must be it voluntary net on his pari." Anil, turning In the soldier, who bad made the claim, he nsked: "Do you want to do ibis voluntarily. Is it of your own free will?" The soldier moistened his lips nnd glanced fit Ids brother, nnd replied: "Yes. sir. It Is of my own free will, ami I want to withdraw It." Is Now Making Good. Major Coffin found the affidavit nnd tore It up. nnd then Issued an order transferring the soldier to an active regiment, nnd the soldier left. After he bad gone the visitor turned to Major PiitHn and said: "Major, I thank you. I had determined there would be no yellow curs In my faintly, and If thai boy hadn't withdrawn that affidavit I would have beulen him up right here. Hut I'm glad be did It of bis own free will." The sohller who thought be was n conscientious objector has been mak? ing good ever since the visit of bis brother. He seems. In fact, to be more afraid of Ids brother than of the fler mnns,and those who have been watch? ing Iii in lire of the opinion that lie will make as good n lighting mini ns nn> when the time conies to go over the tup. LENDS HOUSE TO DOCTOR Parisian Installs Rockefeller Institute Scientist In His Home at Saint Cloud. Paris.?Hr. Alexis Carrel of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Re search of New York wns recently seek? ing a building al Saint Cloud sultubb for n laboratory mid workshop near certain hospital centers. Hi1 found tin house hi' wanted In n park full ?I splendid trees. The "Verger" (Or? chard), ns the property was called, bi^ longed |o Andre Ileriiheliu, who had refused the most tempting offers tr rent It on account of the family sou? venirs li contained nnd the art treas? ures. When Mr. Bentheim board of I'oc lor Carrel's wish to lease his house he said: "Tell Doctor Carrel that I inn greatly Haltered at bis choice nnd thai the Verger and its surroundings are ut his service." When the question of rent wa* raised Mr. Bentheim exclaimed: "No no. ii scientist owes nothing to liny body. Il is I who am honored." TOO BIG FOR THE TANKS Recruiting Officer Obliged to Reject Giant Applicant From Washington. Seattle, Wash.?After spending the cummer In Alaska fls-ti canneries, ICd ward iluffner. eighteen years old, walked Into the recruiting office ol Ihn taufc service here nnd nsked thai he be given a chalice to tight the Hun from in-lde one of Uncle Sum's tanks. The recruiting officers look his meas? ure, which Is slv feel six Inches. IIb welghl Is 203 pounds. Then the offi? cers -hook their heads. Tiny could find no record of n tank large enough to house such a bulk. He was rejected. ORDER OF PUBLICATION VIRGINIA ?In the Clerk's Office of tho Circuit Court of tho county of Wise tho toih day of November, H'lh. \V. A. Carpenter, I'laintilV vs Hannah H. Carpenter, Defendant IN CHANCERY The object of this suit la to obtain a dl vorco "A Vluculo .Matrimoiiii" u|Hiuthc grounds of adultery. Ami It appearing from affidavit on Ale in said office that the defendant la not n resident of tho State t?f Virginia, it is or? dered that she appear here within 15 days after ?lue publication of this order and do what Is necessary to protect her Interest in this suit. And it is furllior ordered that a copy hereof bo published OIICO a ? eck for four successive weeks in The l?g Sinuc Cap I'ost, and that a copy be posted at the front door of the Court House of this county, and that a copy be mailed to tho defendant, Hannah II. Carpenter, at Knoxville, Tennessee, hoi last Known place of abode. A copy ?Teste: \V. II. Hamilton, Cleric W. ft*. Iludglus, p. q. .Nov. 20-17-50 Ordinances Passed by Town Council Nov. 4, 191B. Ordinances lo l'i event Trespassing <in Town Mall Properly. Ho it bidaltind by the town council of Itig Stone (lap, thai il shall ho unlawful lor any one to enter the town building or eiltet the ynrd around the building in which the town jail is located between iell p. in. and seven a. m.. without per mission from proper authorities, Any one violating this ordinance to bo lined not less than two dollars nor more I hall one hundred dollars for each ollense. This onlinaiice not to apply lo tlioof tieials of said town nor against any one who enteis said premise* to sound Hie lire alarm and do what Is uci binary tu Escaping From Jail; He it ordained by the council of Itig Stone (lap Hint It shall be unlawful for iny mil) to o-capo or break out of the town jatt alter they have been legally Im? prisoned in said,jau. Any onu violating .nis ordinance shall be lined no! less than two dollars nor more than one bundled dollars for each offence Aiding Prisoner in Escape From Jail. lie. it ordained by the town council of Itig Siouo Cap thai it shall bo unlaw ful for any one to aid or assist in any manner, any prisoner who has been legally 0011 flncd in the tow n fail lo escape from Mild jail. Any one violating this ordinance lo be lined not less than live dollars nor more I hail one bundled dollar., lot eaeh ollellee. StiildiitiUt o! tile Financial Condition i d' Intestate piiii nee & Trust Co. LocaKd at Big Stone ti.-ip. in the County of Wise. Slate ol Virginia, ;it the close of business. Nov. Ist, 1918, made lo the State Corporation Commission, HES?U?CES Loans and Discounts. Overdrafts, scouted, $514.10 Unsecured; ^ 1ST. 77 lionds, Securities, cle,, owned furniture ami Fixtures Kxcliangosaiiii checks for next day's eleal lug* Othorcash Hems. l>uo from National Hanks I lue froin Stute Hanl.-, l'H vaio Hunkers, and Trust t 'ompaide* Paper ourren. y Fractional paper currency, nickels and cents Gold coin Silver colli Notes Guaranteed Notary Mumps Liberty lloud Payments Cnr rted, 2nd ami Urd Total, LIABILITIES Capital Stock paid in Surplus fund. Undivided profits, less amount paid for interest, ex? penses and laxes Individual deposits. Including savings dopoMt Tlmo certificates of deposit Certified ehe. Cashier's cheeks outstanding Hue to Slate Hanks, Private Hankers and Trust Com? panies . Hills payable, including eerti oatos of deposit roprcseutiilg mbnoy borrowed Itcsorvcd for accrued interest on deposits Itcsorvcd for accrued interest on certificates of deposit Heserved foi accrued taxes < dntingent Liabilities Total, L O. S. Carter, President, do solemn |y sweat that the above is a true siuie uieut of the financial condition of In? terstate Finance and Trust Company, Id ealed at Itig St..no Hap, in the I'ounty ol Wise, State "of Virginia, at Iii? close of business Oil the 1st day id'November.P.'ls, to the best 61 my knowledge and bellet 0. 8. C tin Kit, President. ConiiKcrr?Attest: W. T. tiooiuam i W. W. T.WI.OU ? Directors. .1. S ll.VUill.l n ) Sr.vTr. ?V V ua.iMA, County of Wise Sworn to and subscribed be I ore me by C. S. Carter. President, this 15th day of November, U'IS. J. II. W.wii'i.cn, Notary Public. I My commission expires December 33th, lO-'O. 35,878 no 1.2:0.00 :;7;.sii 1 .-.'5 sa,t>s (,oo ijiiw !Ml S,II'.'.") I'll 110.on ?3.00 757. im! i.'?,ooo.oo ID II i.mti.iKi on, 10 (.SO Itl.lOU.itl ans.is 1,853 (Mi 350.01 1,000,00 Hero Is a messago to eufforlng ?women, from I.Irs. Vti T. Price, of Public, Ky.: "I suf? fered witu painful..." she writes. "I got down With n weakness In my back nnd limbs...! felt helpless nnd dls couraged.. .1 lind about given un hopes of ever being well again, whan a friend insisted, t Take Al The Woman's Tonic I began Cnrdul. In a short while I raw a marked difference... I grew stronger right along, and It cured mo. I am stouter than I havo been In years." If you Buffer, you can a p p r n etat o what It means to bo strong and ?weil. Thousands of wo? men glvo Cardul tho credit for their good health. It should help you. Try Cardul. At nil drug&iiits. E-73 DR. THOMAS F. STALEY Refract i on ist. rreals diseases of the Eye, liar, NuS ami t hroat. Will bo In Appalaohla Kilt ST KRIDA? in bach month until U p. M. BRISTOL, TENN.-VA. DR. G. M. PEAVLER, Tronts Ulsensoa or tho Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, BHISTOL. TENN. vvni bo in Ahpalnchia tlr\>rn FVltlay lit Each Month. ?mvll-OS-l FOX & PECK, Civil and Mining Engineers Big Storni Gap, Va. Harlan,Ky Report a and esi Iniatcaou Coal and Tim her lands. Design and I Mails of Coal and Coke Plauts, I.ami. Railroad and Mine Engineering, Klcctrlo Itlue Printing. Dr. (*. C. Honoyeult DENTIST IJIG |STONE GAIJ, VA. Olliee in Willis liuihliug over Muta.i. I Inig Store. J. C. CAWOOD BLACKSMITH I NC Big Stono Gap, Vn. Wa o anil Muggy work A Spcolalty I liavcau I p-to-date Machhio for puttlug oil Rubber I ires. All work given prompt at tout I on. UNITED STATES RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION w. ii MeAiloo, Director General of Railroads N^iMolkiipsteri! ?iiniiinii Schedule in F (Ter.r November :ird, III1S liKAVR NOItToN, VA. ?:15 a. hi. anj 2:110 p. m. for lllueliuhl and in iei mediate stations. Connection at Itlueiiehl with Trains Kasl and West ?Sleepers and Dining Cars. LEAVE itUISfOIj;VA. Dally. Il.tIO a m for Kaal Radford, Roanoko, bynoh liurg, Petersburg, Ri?hin?nd, Nor? folk an.? llagoratowu. Parlor Car (Itrbllorj in Itoauoka and H?gers town. Sleeper llagerstowil tu Pillla dclphia. 11 aiiia. in. daily for all points betweci. Itrisiol and l.yucbburg. Connects Walton at li .'jnp. m. with the Lii'. liago Express for all potuta west and northwest. i no p. in. for Norfolk and Intoraiediat points. Sleepers to Norfolk 1:10 p. in. and S:20 p. m. (limited.) Solid Haina with sleeping eins to Washing? ton, II iltiiniuo."Philadelphia ami New York via Lyiiollburg. Does not make local stops. w. c. Bauniikiis, <;. P. A. W II. IlKVll.l,, Pass. Traf. Mgl.. Roanoko. v? DOOLEY, VA. Telephone 1030 Norton, Va. Another rcmhulor not to forget ns when III liecd of I lowers for any occasion, Roses, Violets, Sweet Peas, Orchids, Car nations, chrysanthemums and Potted Plants. Corsage work and floral Designs a Specialty, um of town orders tilled promptly by Parcel Post, Special Delir ry, Express or Telegraph S. S. Masters & Co. General BlacKsmith Repair Work. Holler and Machine Hi-pairing. Ilorso -i.inj: a specialty. Wagon and Buggy Work. Wo make a specialty of putting on rubber tires All work given prompt and careful attention. Ulg Stono Gap, Va.