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VOL. XXVI,_-L^J^BIGSTONE CAP, WISE COUNTY, VA.. WED^P?fe?i$CEM?ER 4\, 1916, ' ~ ^^nTTo
Slemp Glad
And Grateful
Representative of Ninth Vir?
ginia District Addresses Fc
licious Message to His Con?
Washington, Dec. t.
My fellow citizens of the Ninth
district of Virginia:
Congress assembles again un?
der circumstances different
from auy that have existed
sinso August, 19.14. What a
relief it is!
The war is over and wo are
victors. In a world struggle
America has played a conspicu?
ous and an honorable part.
While our losses wore not so
greut as our Allies', ours was
the deciding influence, in men,
money and material. There is
nothing that wo should regret
except the lives of tlie young
men who have gloriously per
ished that others might live.
Our own district, the Ninth,
has an enviable record, one of
imperishable glory. All of Vir?
ginia can justly pay tribute to
this, the one and the only dis?
trict in the state that met every
demand of state and nation.
It has been a proud privilege
and will he a blessed memory
to have played any pan, how.
ever humble, in this great
For the honor that has come I
to nie as a result of the patriot?
ic feeling in the district, to be
elected to Congress without op?
position, there can be no ado
quote words of gratitude. I
shall never he unmindful of the
unselfish patriotism of those of
the Opposition who brought it
about, nor can 1 forget, ihe un-1
failing loyalty of those friends!
of the past who likewise made
it possible. In small return, I '
shall ?lo all in my power to
prove worthy of such trust and
In the coining Congress, 1 tlo
hope that every Democrat and
every Republican will feel free
to call on me for any service 1
can render in this period of re?
construction. If such turns out
to ho the case anil 1 can, for a
brief season at least, represent
the groat, powerful Ninth dis?
trict, there will be one Virginia
congressman at least that has
reached a statt" of happiness.
C. B. Slemp.
To Remain at Front ? Says
Washington, Dec. 7. ?Secre
tary Baker gave us as his per
sonal opinion today tint none
of the veteran disvisions of the
American army in Franco will
return homo before peace is
formerly declared. Heindtcat
ed that the tired fighting men
would compose the hulk of the
force to bo kept in Europe for
the present.
Heretofore the understanding
has been that the Rainbow di?
vision und two or three famous
units would be broughl home
soon, leave their places to be
filled by some of the newcomers.
Several of the divisions which
have Been hard fighting are as?
signed to the American army
of occupation which is march
inginto Germany. Army oflieers
say that it was necessary to
make up this army of tried
troops because there was no
saying what oventualitiesmight
come to pass.
Recent dispatches from
France have said that an Amer?
ica of 1,260,000 was to remain
in Europe for duly until after
the proclamation of peace.
lins IH-eii b household remedy all over the
; civilized world for more than half a cen?
tury for constipation, into?tiiial troubles,
torpid iiver and the Kunurally depressed
fecfine; that accompanies such disorders.
It is a most valuable remedy for Indices
tion or nervous dyspepsia anil llyor iron
hie, bringing on headache, coming up o
food, palpitailou of lieart. ami many othei
symptoms. A few iloscs of Augus', flow?
er will relieve you. It is a gentle laxa.
live. Solil by ICclly Drug Company.
War Savings
Yeild Over 4.55 Per cent.
Interest, If Bought Dur?
ing December.
War Savings Stumps purchas?
ed at $4.2:1 during December
will pay tlie investor over 41
percent, which is the highest
rate of interest received on any
security yot issued by our Gov?
ernment, making them the most
attractive investment to the
public to-day. They mature in
four years, or January 1, l'.i2J,
and give both the large, as well
as the small investor, an oppor?
tunity, not only to help their
Government, but to invest their
money in safety on an unusajly
attractive basiB.
King George Has No Love for
the Former Ruler of
London, Dec. 6.? What does I
King George real I v think of bin
cousin, William rlohehzollern,
former (i erman Emperor?
That is a question that hau
been often asked, but has never
received anything approaching
an attthoritive answer. Ac?
cording to a writer in the Daily
News, which is usually very
careful as to the trustworthi?
ness of what it prints, King
George regards him as "the
greatest criminal in the world
The writer says that lie was
talking a few days ago with a
well-known statesman who has
had many opportunities during
the war, and especially lately,
of hearing the King express his
views of the Kaiser. And lie
thus summarizes what the "well
known statesman" told him:
"My informant says that the
King's feelings and expressions
are so strong that they could
hardly be reproduced verbatim,
but that the substance of theni
is that the Kaiser is thu great?
est criminal in tint world today;
that ho is directly responsible
for the outrages on the Belgian
and French civil populations;
for the bombing and air raids
on the innocent inhabitants of
unfortified towns; for the tor
pedoingof passenger and hospi.
tat ships and the sinking of
survivors iu their boats; for tho
uso of poisoned gas, the poison?
ing of wells, the destruction of
works of urt, of historic build
tags', of beautiful towns, ami
the machinery of industrial life
and potential reconstruction;
that he has not only permitted
these things to proceed, but was
in many cases a personal assen
ter to and director of them, and.
that for such a man no retribu?
tive penally, however severe,!
would bo undeserved."
Washington, Dec. 7.?Out of
the war's necessities has been
developed a new synthetic pro
cess of making glycerin by fer?
mentation of sugar in quantity
a* low cost, which government
oflicials say will revolutionize
production. This secret, care?
fully guarded while the war
lasted was disclosed yesterday
in a Treasury report.
In a little laboratory up nn
der oaves of tho Treasury build?
ing chemists of the internal rev.
enue bureau worked for months
on information reaching tho
government, in the spring of
last year that Germany, by pro?
ducing glyceriu through a fer?
mentation process, was able to
turn out explosives requiring
great quantities of glycerin in
spite of tho scarcity of fats.
Ransom Bishop,who has been
iu the training cumps for sev?
eral months, has been discharg?
ed from the sei vice and hue re?
turned to his homo here.
Success For
Young Author
Edgar Young is Another Vir?
ginian Whose Stories are
Gaining Him Fame
in Gotham.
Among younger 'Virginians
who tiro making good in that
tnecea of all writers, New York
City, is Edgur Young, a writer
of adventure stories, who. hulls
from John Fox, Jr.'s town, Big
Stone Gup. Mr. Young is tit
present associate editor of "Ad?
venture," a Munsey publication.
Out of (>00 short stories eontribul
ed to this magazine lust year Kd?
gur Young's stories won second,
tenth utul thirteenth place in
the twenty best selected by
populur vote of the rending
public. Hin "Ninth Man" ran
second behind a story that had
bo'"n published twice in four
years?Tal hot Mondy'a "The
Soul of A Regiment." Mr.
Young was in Class A-l of the
eighteen to thirty-six draft, but
had failed to get across before
the armistice was signed. He
is a brother of Eula. Young Mor?
rison, of The Times-Dispatch
repertorial staff.?From Times
Dispatch of Dee. 2, BUS.
Fourteen " Flu" Cases In
Three-Room House.
Richmond, Va., Dee. 5.?Not
toway County has furnished a
striking illustration of the fact
that influenza is u "crowd dis
ease". During the earlier days
of epidemic of fourteen cases
developed in one household?a
family living in a three-room
house?and thirteen persons
wore ill at one time. Pour de?
veloped pneumonia and -jne
cu8e proved fatal. The disease
was brought to the home by a
resideut of Hope well who hur?
ried back to his family while in
the earlier stages of the malady.
While lie can hardly be blamed
for wishing to bo with his loved
ones, he nevertheless spread the
infection immediately, and be?
fore he expired twelve of his
kiaspeoplc were helpless with
the "fill."
It need hardly be said that
for u time the household was in
the direst distress. Naturally
most of the neighbors were
afraid to venture within the af?
flicted habitation and as a con?
sequence all of the home duties,
as well as nursing, fell upon the
hands of a nine-year old boy
who up to that time had escaped
the disease. All things consid.
crod, the youngster did well,
though on one occasion when
food was low, he fed the fami?
ly on blackberry preserves.
Fortunately this strange diet
caused no apparent ill effects.
Help finally came to the strick?
en oues in the form of a volun?
teer nurst! who thought neither
of danger nor discomfort. This
ministering angel was the coun?
ty ugent working under Miss
Kiln Agnew, assistant director
of the home demonstrations
work of the V. 1'. I. Miss Ag?
new had previously tendered to
tho State Hoard of Health the
services of all. her agents who
might be willing to help in the
crisis. And Mrs. .f o h n n i e
Fletcher Wallace,the Noitowoy
agent, was on: of the willing
ones wholluew themselves in?
to the breach. Hut for her
courage, devotion and skill,
there is no saying how many
deuths might have occurred in
the family.
Birth Announcement.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Jesseeatat tho home of Mrs.
Jessee's sister in Savannah, tin.,
on Nov. 22, a daughter. Mrs.
JeBsee will be remembered as
Miss Mary Hi?o, who wus em?
ployed with tho South & West
Coal and Coke Company. Mr.
Jessee is with the Expedition?
ary forces in France.
Prices High
In Paris
French Capital Unable to Care
for All the Visitors.
Purin, Doe. 7?Purin is tilled
to overflowing, Prices of all
hotel rooms, following the
requisitioning of twenty-live
hotels for peace conference pur?
poses, having doubled and trip?
led and urostUI going up. Food
in restaurants and prices gen?
erally are similarly mounting.
-A breakfast of coffeo, bread
and butter continues to cost be?
tween $1 ami $1.5,9 ut hotels. It
is virtually impossible to lunch
or dine for less than three or
four dollars for a simple meat.
People arriving in the city fre?
quently go to fifteen or twenty
hotels before they secure rooms,
for which the owners demand
large sums and refuse to lower
their rates. Baying they can get
the price.
Tho city is becoming more
crowded daily, with the hulk of
tho conference officials and
others interested i n getting
rooms, such as several hundred
of the world's newspaper cor?
respondents n o t y e t here.
Where persons of the latter
class are going to find accom?
modations nobody i n Paris
knows. In addition to all the
other arrivals, officers and men
of till the armies are coining to
Paris on leave in considerable
numbers. Sometimes as many
as twenty ofticerB stand for an
hour in front of Itotol offices
waiting for somebody to leave,
when they all demand accom?
Radford Nor?
mal Notes
Dr. J. P. McConnell has been
asketl to discuss ''The Problems
of tho Normal Schools in the
.Southern Suites" at the meet
ing of the National Council of
Normal School Presidents in
Chicago, February 21-23. Tho
membership of the national
council includes most of the
presidents of the State Normal
Schools in the United States.
Preparation is being made for
tho Sixth Annual Educational
Conference for Southwest Vir.
ginin at the Normal School
B?rne time in February, the ex
act date has not yet been fixed.
Owing to the fact that the Slain
Educational Conference was not
held Thanksgiving week will in
all probability bo very large.
A number of prominent educa?
tors ot state and national repu?
tation have accepted places on
the program. This Educational
Conference includes till grades
of educational institutions from
the one room school to the col
leges and universities. In tho
southwestern part of the state
is found a very large number of
the leading educational institu?
tions of the state.
The committee in charge has
arranged a series of chapel ex?
ercises beginning December 9,
to acquaint the Btudents with
different phases of Red Cross
On Friday of this week sov-|
eral features other than a dis
uusaiou of Junior Red Cross
have been planned. Several de?
partments rendered valuable
assistance in adding instructive
and realistic touches. Nation?
al airs of the allied countries,
folk dances of our associates in
this our greut cause, and other
attractions will be given. At
the conclusion of the last pro?
gram, interesting exhibits of
articles made during November
und December by our Junior
Red Cross will be shown. These
are competitive among the
1 classes, embracing rag rugs for
I French hospitals, scrap hooks,
j layettes, etc.
Richmond.Va., Dec. t.?That]
tliat there is still some misnn.j
derstanding as to the provision
of the now Workmen's Compen?
sation Act, which will become j
effective January t, 1910, i?in-|
dicated by inquiries coming
daily to the Industrial Commis?
sion of Virginia at its otlice
here on North Sixth Street.
Naturally the tlrst questions to
arise have concerned the cov?
erage of the act and the posi?
tion of tho state and political
subdivisions under its insurance
Within the operation of the
act are all private individuals
or firms having regularly in
their employ eleven or more
persons, except casual emploj -
efts, farm laborers and domest?
ic servants. The |iro> islous .>f
tiie acl may be rejected by the
employer or tho employee by
tiling proper notice with the In?
dustrial Commission, but as tho
law provides that such rejection
on the one hand deprives the
employer of the usual defense
of contributory negligence, fel?
low servant's negligence and
assumption of risk or, on the
other hand, compels the em?
ployee to proceed at common
law with these defenses in full
force, employers and employers
will hardly lintl it to their in
terest to exercise this choice.
Employers should insure their
liability by one of the methods
provided in the act.
With respect to the state and
its political divisions, the act is
compulsory, regardless of the
number of employees. This
means that the stato and all its
political units, front the largest
city to the smallest school dis?
trict, Will come within the gun
oration of the taw and should
take immediate steps to secure
their compensation liability.
This liability can bo made se?
cure through special accident
insurance, through the forma?
tion of mutual insurance asso?
ciations or through self-insur?
ance under conditions, approved
by the Industrial Commission.
The methods of insurance is,a
matter for these political units
to decide for themselves. The
Industrial Commission It a s
adopted the policy of approving
their applications for self-in?
surance without bond or other
security, provided arrange?
ments are made for the prompt
payment of compensation when
duo and for the payment of the
1 per cent, premium tax requir
ed by the act.
Rut while self insurance is no
doubt safe for the larger politi?
cal unit, it involves ti very
grave risk for the smaller com?
munity, where a single catas?
trophe might, burden the tax?
payers for years to come. For
this rea on the suggestion has
been made here that tho state
and its political divisions could
obtain security and at the same
tune effect a great saving by
organizing themselveB into a'
mutual insurance association,
each contributing in proportion
to its payroll and the hazard of
its work. This plan would re?
quire careful preparation, but
it could bo carried through by
prompt action on tho part of
the cities and counties of tho
[to it ordained by the Town Council of
Hijj Stone. Cup.
That it ahall be unlawful for any one. j
to unlawfully manufacture, sell, otter,
keep anil expose for sale, give away,
transport, dispense, solicit, advertise and
receive orders for ardent spirits, within
the town limits of I!ig Stonu Gap. Any
one violating ulther provision of this or?
dinance shall bo lined nut leal than fifty
'dollars nor mom than two huudrcd dol
i lars for each offense and contlncd In jail
J not lets t; ..ii ono nor more than six
Joseph Lockwood Bostwick.
Joseph Lock wood Hont wick
was born on n (arm near Syra?
cuse, N. y.t on March S, 1S27.
His father was also engaged in
the lumber business') and had a
saw mill established on the
home farm. Here under the in.
slructinu of his father, the son
learned the rudements of the
business which he afterwards
followed throughout his lifo.
Mr. Bostwick was a veteran of
the war between thy suites. He
enlisted as a private on January
t, 1864, in Co. L, titli New York
Volunteers, a u d afterwards
served in Co. M.'Jnil New Vork
Volunteer Heavy Artillery. Ho<
was present at the surrender at
Appomattox Court House. Ho
received an honorable discharge
froth the army at Harts [gland,
Now York, October 31?, 18115.
Soon after the war Mr. Bost?
wick came to Southwest Vir
ginia to engage in the lumber
business, being attracted by
the pleasant climate and the
abundance of virgin timber.
First in Washington county,
then in Scott, Wit..; and Lee
counties, he has been connected
with the logging and saw mill
business, ami was one of the
best known ligtlles iu the lum?
ber industry of this section.
He was married to Miss Me?
lissa Adline Gibson on Decem?
ber lOi ISSO, at Gate City, Scott
irouuty, Virginia, the ceremony
being performed by Rev, s s.
Wealthy, iu this union wuro
born two daughters, Miss Goor;
gut T. Bostwick and Miss Min?
nie Bostwick, who with their
mother, survive iiini.
For some years past Mr. Bust
wick has made Ins home it! Big
Stone Gap, whore his children
were reared and educated, and
where he has enjoyed the dis?
tinction of being tho oldest citi?
zen of the community. During
the pasl few years ho has been
feeble in body, and confined
more or less to his home. A bellt
five weeks ago he sutler.-d a fall
in his home, and gradually
grew weaker and weaker unlit
the end came on Wednesday
afternoon, December ;. a few
minutes after live o'clock. Aged
91 years.
Mr. Bostwick was reared iu a
Presbyterian home, ami was a
firm believer iu the principles
of the Christian faith. As a
man he wuh characterized by
absolute frankness and sterling
integrity. He was of genial
manner ami pleasant address.
He had no patients with some
of the conventionalities of life,
and always frowned upon any.
thing thai bordered on pretence
and display. He was possessed
of keen mental powers, and
even until his last illness, he
took a great interest in the dai?
ly news of the world. lie fol?
lowed Hie events of the World
War with undivided attention,
ami expressed hia gratitude that
he was permitted to live to see
it collie to an end. He gave his
loved ones repealed assurances,
as they stood around his bed?
side during the last illness, that
ho was ready to die, and that
he was fully confident that Io?
was going to a higher and hot?
ter home. He left detailed in?
structions for his funeral s.-il?
vico which were carried out as
ho requested, We extend to
his loved ones our altcctiouato
sympathy in their bereave
Tho funeral services were
conducted from the home Fri?
day morning at half past ten
o'clock by Rev. Jas. M Smith,
assisted by Rev. C. W. I lean,
am) the interment was made in
< ! lotlCOe cemetery.
Dies From Pneumonia.
Miss Annie Peyton, of Char
loltesvillo, who arrived here
about two weeks ago to visit
Mr. ami Mrs. W. T. Goodloe,
was stricken with an attack of
pneumonia d n Monday and
died at ? o'clock Friday morn?
ing. Her relatives wen' imme?
diately notified and her broth?
er, Sutten Peyton, Jr., and an
aunt, Mrs. Major T. 1'. Peyton
arrived here Friday night to
accompany the body back to
Charlottesville Saturday morn?
ing for burial.
Dr. G. C. Honcycutt
Offlee in Willis ISuilrliiig over Mlttuk.
Drue, Store.

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