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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27, 1918 Pnulished Every Wednesday by the WISE PRINTING COMPANY, Inrorporatffd. GILBERT N. KNIGHT, - Editor. LINDSEY J. HOHTON. Ass't Editor Ono Yonr. Six Months, Throo Months. s.i.oi? .60 .26 Kniend according to postal regulations it thn ]>osl-ofHoo st I?lg Stono Gap as sec? ond-class matter. SUBSCRK1GRS aro onrnnstly re? quested to observe tbo dato printed on tholr address slips, winch will keep thorn at ali times posted as to tho dato of the expiration of their sub? scription. Prompt and timely attention to this request will save all parties iv groat doal|of annoyance. Your lust year's winter coat is n badge of honor if the mon? ey which would have bought a now ono is going into Liberty bonds. "The goose that laid the gold on eggs" had something on the hen who is laying eggs at the present market price, but not so very much. If America gains nothing else from the wuv she will at least have a greatly increased know? ledge of the European geogra? phy. A joyous Thanksgiving, ibis of 1018, vet deeply tinctured with the pathos and glory of the white-crosses which our na? tion claims upon the fields nnd hillsides of Franco. Tho United St.ttes appears to be receiving Mr. McAdoo's pro? posal for the reduction of the now lax bill with much cheer? fulness ami equanimity. The voices of Germany and Austria crying "Bread. Bread" must be heeded ami answered, Would it not he a good plan, however, to answer them with war broad? We can spare it. Our boys in France probably feel ns the audience does when tho curtain goes down. They want to put oil their wraps und start for homo. Many of tin- names in the casualty list may be foreign, but tiie possessors of them are certainly true-hearted Ainori citns. Light billion dollars is cor tainly an enormous sum. But don't worry Uncle Sum will no? tify you how deep you will have to go into your pocket for your share of it. h never occurred to the Ger? mans that the "Watch on the Blnne" would some day bo an American watch. We trust that the last "hymn of huto" has been sung, and that the enduring popular song of the world will hereafter be. "Peace oh earth, good-will to I men." When the war began tho Kaiser was the ".Man of the Hour." But now new republics in Germany seem to be the Tendency of tho Hour. The man or woman, the boy or girl, who read and appreciates good books in blessed beyond the average, of the things of this life that make for utiulloy ed happiness, first on theliBt is the love of a good book. Of the many millions of acres of public lands the title of which is in the Federal Government, the United Stales owns some n,000,00O acres of oil land. A Liberty Bond holder is i? bond? holder of the United States, and it is a poor exchange to trade a Liberty bond for stock in an oil company of doubtful value. Tho ox-Kaiser in Holland is said to hp wearing civilian dross. Another caso of "all dressed up and no placo to go." Holland evidently does not care to have German gentlemen of high degreo elect to reside within it. As tho later detailed reports come in it appears that the American army held consider? able of a picnic in tho Argonne forest. The American boys who hop od to moot the Knlser in Herlin must be sadly disappointed that ho tlid not remain there for nn introduction to them. Hearsay knowledge of them was prob? ably all that ho citred for. The kaisor is reported to have purchased nn estate in Norway. He might have done netter to secure an island somewhere in tho far sens, whom he could remain "monarch of all he sur? veyed." The pumpkin certainly has a dual personality, ft can make the most alarming Howllowccn spooks, and then with equal readiness adapt itself to becbill ing the sweet, and domestics pumpkin pie. It is staled that .'.,000 milos of telephone wire were laid in the St. Miltiol snlient ami along its bonier by the Americans bo [ore their attack on the salient When tho battle opened trucks laden with wires started north, unreeling the wires through No-Man's-Lnnd, and 0,000 tele phone instruments were used to connect these wires in the battle zone. The telephones were also supplemented by sev oral thousand currier pigeons When the American army wants information it gets it. Nino miles of concrete road between Alexandria, Va., and Camp Humphries, Va., soon will be ready for use, marking the completion of planning and supervisory work done by engineers of the Bureau of Pub? lic Knuds of tho I". S. Deport ment of Agriculture for tho military authorities. The routl from Alexandria to Camp Hum? phreys is the longest military highway outside of canton? ments that has been planned and supervised by engineers of the bureau, although the total construction planned and super? vised by engineers of the bureau, aggregates several hundred miles and covert- practically all thorocoguized t \ pes of const ruc? tion, from sand clay to first class bituminous surfaces und! concrete roads. Seventeen highway engineers and one su? perintendent o f construction were detailed to military work by the bureau in July, 1017, the period of their assignments vu rying from J to 16 months. The word of Germany is cer? tainly not us good its. its bond. And the Imlders of Gorman bonds are said to he feeling much anxiety about tho value of their investment. Draw your own inference as to what tho word is worth. "Peace" is a noun that we uro till much attracted to, but wo are very particular that it should have the right adject? ives in agreement with it. must be a "just" peace, a "last ing" peace, or wo will have none of it. Killed in France. Kmtnit Warner, colored, n ? COived a message last week thai his sou, Carlos, was killed in action in Franco on October 1. The message came from Carlos' wife who lives in Mttryville, Tonn., and who was notified by the war department. Carlos was about 21 years old and was among tho first drafted men to be called from here. He is sur? vived by his wife and ono child and his paronts, of this place. R. E. McKinnoy and daugh? ter, MiHH Annis, went over to Bristol the past week where they were called to see the lit? tle daughter of Mr. nnd Mm. Clarence GofT, who wan serious? ly scalded and was not expect ed to live, hut litis since shown decided improvement. Tho public school at this place resumed duties again two weeks ai<o after having been suspend? ed for about live weeks on nc couulof the influenza epidemic. Mrs. Q. C. Ruder and Mrs. (J. M. Rust were shopping In Bristol the past week. Mrs F. \V. Fawhush, J. M. Barker and son, Millard, Mrs. J C. Isaacs, little Miss Birdie DiekeiiBon, Mrs. John Balizer and dot! Child rose are tho latest influenza patient a i n Appeln cilia Kol.rit Pbery, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. .). P. Ilendricks is confined to his bed with a se? vere attack of mumps. Mr. and Mrs. \Y. L. Peako have recently received word of the safe arrival over hoiib of their son. lleadley. .1 M Barker received official announcement tho past week from the wnr department that Ins son, Marion, was in a bos pilul in France, having been wounded severely by shrapnel ami also gassed in one of the lust dallies "over there." Mr. nnd Mrs. W. R. Voting have recovered from tin attack of influenza. Kdward McKinnoy nnd Mau? rice Miller have recovered from a recent illness. Miss Christine Bnrrowmnn visited relatives at Norton last Sunday. Charlie Anderson, an employ? ee of the Inte mont Prag Com? pany has recovered from a pis-] tol shot wound received on Hal? lowe'en night. Mr and Mrs. Alex ("oilier have recently rented the Wind? sor Hotel und are very much at homo again in one of Appala? chian popular liOBllerics. Mrs. Ernest Crizer, who has been on the sick list, is out again. The churches of the town and the motion picture house are again open to the public after having been closed for some time. Union Thanksgiving Service at flic Christian Church. All the churches of the town will unite Thursday morning in a union Thanksgiving service at the Christian church. Rev. F. N. Wolfe, pastor of the Christian church, will preside and preach the sermon. The other ministers of tho town will he present und will take nnrt in the service. Special music will he arranged, iii.it a union choir will lead the singing. A thank offering will he made for the Associniod Charities o f tho town. Tlie Borvico will begin promptly ul 10:30 o'clock. It is earnestly hoped that all places of business will bo closed throughput the town during the hour of the service, nnd that everyone will arrange to attend and enter into the spirit of litis gathering. Order of the United States Fuel Administrator regarding display lighting in front of stores and business establish? ments ami in their show win? dows has been cancelled. Parlies living outside of in? corporated towns are no longer required to secure special per mils before they can obtain coal. Physical Culture Class. Miss Dixon will teach Physi? cal Culture at the school house for tho coining lernt schedule as follows: Monday, Wednes? day and Friday 8:60 to 1U:3C), i. in. 5 to 6:40, p. m. Saturday y to 0:40 a in. Tuesday, Thurs? day and Friday, 7 to 7:10, p. m. Tho evening class has boon arranged especially for those who can not attend any other class. All who are interested should soo Miss Dixon at the earliest opportunity. Lifted AM?Z? m?mpav ME. M THIS IS NOT A MOVING PICTURE But the same company and production playing Kich mond, Norfolk, Nashville, Chattanooga, Savannah and New Orleans. LOUISE PRICE will he seen in the rob.' ci June, made world famous by CHARLOTTE WALKER. Dramatized from World's Greatest Novel PRICES; 75c, $1.00, si.50. Order your seats early. Public School When the Hig Stone ?ia|> pub Hp schools wer?- opened after the influenza eptitemie, the problem fuccd the School Hoard how to give the children of the! community the benefit; of :< t'ullj nine months school session, aim at the same time lo impose up? on pupils and teachers the least pos.-ihle burden of continuous ami extended attendance. In consultation willi the count) superintendent of schools, the board has adopted the follow-J in<^ plan of school attendance! for the session: Teach Thanks giving day and Saturday, No? vember 30, giving 13 school' days in November; shortening tho Christmas vacation to days, Sunday, Decent b< r 22 to Thursday, December 20, inclu? sive, and touch the Saturday before and after Christmas, giving no school days in De? cember; tench the third Satur? day in every month; teach nine school days in .1 une. After mutual consideration the above plan was fixed upon as the best possible for all pai ties concerned j practically the same plan will be followed in all communities in Wise coun? ty, Tho attention of parents ami pupils ih called to (he fact that the disorganization caused by the lioccssurj closing of the schools ami the unfavorable conditions of Saturday teach ing render it very difficult lo attain this session the full ben? efits of a school yodrj although tho full number of school days bo taught. Hoth parents and pupil:-, therefore; are earnestly urged to do their utmost for the efficiency of the schools in ihn way of regularity and prompt? ness of attendance. In this connection it is significant to note the statistics thai fully 20 per cent, of the instruction of-l fered in the public schools ol our country is wasted on ac? count of absences of the pupils. If the business ventures of the ! parents were run on such a plan 1 there would he an enormous in crease in bankruptcy. Parents are especially urged lo have their children ai school on Thanksgiving day. Begin hing with appropriate Thanks giving exercises, the day will include the regular full round of class-room work, which pu? pils cannot afford to miss. It is suggested that a midday lunch with a 0 o'clock Thanks? giving dinner would not only facilitate the school work of that day, hut prove in many waysmorosatisfactory than the midday Thanksgiving dinner, "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine," How many millions of hook lovers in tho world have read tho delightful story of "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine," is problematical, but all who have read tho book will want to seo tho play which Eugene Walter has written around Mr. Pox's romantic girl, Juno. Mr. Walter's play transfers to the Htnge the atmosphere of the Virginia hills. The production is so artistically perfect that you are almost made to believe you uro inhaling the fragrance of tho mountainside. With Louise Pricoin the role of June, the play comes to the Ainuzu Theatre, Monday . December 2d. RINTING Don't tliitile yo? are getting REAL job print- ffij mg just because you arc having your work done at a "printing cilice." Investigate and In Ii am for yoursell that tliere is a vast difference i!. between rtial j>>1> printing and "just printing." We are. prepared to eld REAL PRINTING Not only because wi have the equipment, but because we possess the "know how." Our long experience and knowledge in the printing business enables iis tti handle job printing oil a saving basis. <? will share this saving with \<>u and will guarantee: every piece of M. wolle turhed put in om plant. Will you bring M that next job to Iis sind have it done right? m No lone waiting for the Rnislied product. We M do things "Now." M' WISE PRINTING COMPANY I Incorporatotf M. Big Stone Gap. Virginia V1 The Thrice-a-Week Edition of The New York World in 1919 The value und beeil of a newspaper in the household was never greater tlntn nt the present time. We'nave beeii fore.il to enter tin" world wjir, itu'd h might) army of ours is already in Kranee lighting great battles} uml winning miigpilicehl victories. Yon will wain I" h ive all the newsfrbih bur troops on European bnttlelli'bls, ami Ml 19 promises Id bo the most momentous year in the history of our unit ei THE THUll.'K A WB1CK WORLIj'S regular subscription pi ice is oiiis ?ft HO per your and this pays for 150 papers. Wo nffer this uVieipiulieil neWMpapei- and THE HIG STONE GAP POST rej.Mil r price ; 1.00 per yeas together for one year for $1.05. The i egular silbioripl ion priori of I be ; wo papers is $2.00. I hanksgiving Observance .it the Colored Public School on Thursday i\i>;Iit. Wo purpose 16 iiinko this oc cusiou a patriotic and thankful (i ic Lovers nl music and 6rn-| lory will be saiislle. I, :;!;? r m .! missing the program. Mr. .1. It. Penn, of App do: laohia, will ho pn -m >?. itji his famous quartette. Prosideiii Wilson's I'liunksgi viug Procla? mation Will l>r read by .Miss Nora E. Burdiiio- A school service Hag with nineteen stars (tmo golden star) will In- dodi cated. Dedicalnrial remark.-; by Zion's new pastor, Itov. 15. '1'. Mitchell. Memorial remark by Kov C. C. Hood, in memory of the late Private Carlos Wai nor, This is a united > ff ort. In union there is strength. Cul the spirii id Iho occasion, ami come with tuneful ami thank ful heart*. Your school i grdwiiig in favor. W. must of |a necessity educate. A new ]ern hos dawned upon us. Are your children prepured for the I new condition? School house I is a place for preparation. Meet your friends upon tins occasion. Vinns for n bettor school. .1. II. BltlUK, Principal. Tim 1.ulics Aiil Society of the l'ii sbyteriu'n church will inert b'riil \ afternoon at 3:30 o'clock . .Hi Mis .1. M. Smith. A full ml nice is desired at this me 'ling. Do your Christinas Shop? ping early. Al abama Farms Lands for sale in West Ala? bama all black land, good for alfalfa: 1 farm 730 "acres 1 farm 400 '.'acres I farm 873 acres 1 farm USD acres I farm 170 acres 1 farm 40 acres All of these farms join except ?t in acres. Busy terms. Owned anil for sale by J. W. PATTERSON, i Gainesville, Ala.