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AT THE KELLY DRUG COMPANY Join the Red Cross New and Complete Stocks arc now ready for inspection. Norris Candies Cigars Cigarettes Pipes Tobacco Jars Madmar Toys Cut Glass Books Box Papers Game Sets Chatting Dishes Alarm Clocks Guth's Chocolates Whitman's Candies Huyler's Candies Rumpp's Leather Goods Cadet Chocolates Complete line of Ivory Eastman Kodaks China The Waterman Fountain Pen EASTMAN KODAKS PLEASE EVERYBODY LOCAL ITEMS. .Mrs. Kreil Gibson ami little children are recovering from an attack of the influenza. Mrs. Blake Wampler ami lit tie daughter, Noll, spent Mod. day at Dryden visiting relu tives. Ohas. K. Hagau, of Bristol, spent Monday in the Gap on business. Sherman Hartley, who has been in training in the Aviation Corps for the past year, has re. turned to his home near the furnace. The Minor Building was pre? sented with a service Hag yes? terday by the lied Cross Christ mas Koil t/'all headquarters in view of the fact that over) per son in the building becuinu a member, The Hag will be dis? played in front of the building, Kreil Smith, who has been in training on the Grout Lakes for the Navy, passed through the (lap last Friday enrouto to bis home in Harlan, Ky. Martin Beverly,who has been in the Aviation Corps for the passed year and who has 1.n in training in several camps has been spending several days, with bis parents, Mr and Mrs. G. W. Beverly in the i lap. Misses Flora Bruce and Kdith Bullard are improving after se? vere uttacks of inlluen/.n. Mrs. .1. W. Litton and Miss Mary Connor, of .Norton, ate in the Gap this week visiting^their sister, Mis. J. 11. J'ierpont. Nice handkerchiofsfor Chri t n.as at Banner Grocery Com? pany reduce prices. .1 minis Taylor, with the Black wood Coal <Sr. Coke Company at Black Wood, spent Sunday in the Gap with bis parents. F. C. Lowry, of Chilhowie, formerly of the Lowry Fruit Company at Norton, spent Sim. day hero visiting his brother-in law, W. H. Wren. Deputy Collector G. K. Jones and three sons, have just recov. ered from uu attack of Spanish influenza. C. K. Phelps, formnn of the Royal Laundry mid wife were quite sick last week with influ? enza. Editor G. N Knight and en tire fumily, with the exception of Mrs. Knight, have been con lined to their rooms for the past ton days with ii|fluenzu. All oro rapidly improving. VV. II. Jchnson, of Hose Hill, spent n fe\y days in town last week visiting his daughter,Mrs. Kirnest Morroll. A. G. .Million, of Jbnesvillo, wan a business visitor in town lust Friday. Victor S. l'aino was up from Johnson City one tlay last week on business. FOB KEN'Pi?Apartments in Tournine, tbreo rooms ami bath. Hot water beat and janitor service. Apply to Monte Vista Hotel. Carroll Morgan, of Camp Taylor, spent a few days in town last week vrsiting bis sis? ter, .Mrs. [Torrent Kennedy, en route for bis borne in Lexing? ton. Ivy., Saturday morning. W. A. Stewart ami mother, Mrs. .1. M Stewart, spent Fri? day and Saturday in Norton, visiting Mr. Stewurt'sdaughtcr, .Mrs. K. ?. Hamilton, Mrs. (Torres! Kennedy and son, Kdgar, left Saturday for Harrimau, Tenn., where they Will visit relatives (or several days. AI iss Susie Kilgorc, is recover? ing from an attack of iutluenza. Mrs. .1. VV. Buruesand daugh? ter, Miss Dakota,who have been ill for several days with inllu enza, are very much improved. .Mrs. Ueubon Banks, who has been confined to her room for several days with an attack of influenza is able to be out again. Frank Baker, who has been attending the officers training school in University uf Virgin? ia for several months, returned to his home Friday night and is now greeting his old friends with it smile. Misses .Margaret Burron and Bertha Mahutroy spent a few Hours in Appalachia Saturday shopping. Miss Alice Bruce, who has been in Richmond for several days in one of the hospitals taking treatment returned home Thursday, where sho was called on account of the death of her mother. She is now at the home of her sister's, Mrs. II. L. l/tim mings. Relatives in the Gap have re? ceived announcements of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gillenwaters December the tifill at their home in Esser ville. Mrs. Gillenwatera wus formerly Miss Nannie Slump. . Mrs..F.. \V_ JLayys, .wie Miss? Caroline Rhouds. whole a yeo-' tnnn'ette in the Navy in Wash? ington, D. C , wim recently op erutod upon for a serious at tack of appendicitis in onu of the tiospitula i n Washington and has been il'. for about a month but is now improving, we are glad to note. Mr. and .Mrs. Sam Weatberly and children of Louisville, Ky., called to the (Jap Monday on account of the death of Mr. Weatberly's sister, Mrs. Clove Johnson, who was formerly Miss Hess Weatberly, who died Sunday night at her home near the Southern It. K. station of pneumonia. Mrs Hugh l\ Voting and lit? tle son, Hugh, who have been spending a few months in the Gup with Mrs. Young's sister, Mrs. Frod Gibson, returned last week to their home in Birming? ham, Ala., where Mr. Voting is purchasing tlgent for the Coro? na Coal Company. .lessee < ). ( Itllev, of Cracker's N'eck, who owns a tine farm at Maple Gap in Scott county,was in town last Thursday dispen? sing of some tine apples and Irish potatoes. Mrs. Vilas Wells left Monday night for Louisville, where she will spend several days visiting at the home of Mr. and Mr'sJ .1. B. Kidd. Sergeant Smith Lawson, who has been in (ruining at Camp Hutnplirevs, Vn., and Camp Merrill, X. .1., for I be past six months, has returned to his home at Cadet, having been honorably discharged from ser vice. Dr. Samuel B. Nickels and wife and baby arrived in the Gap Sunday night from 1'etets burg, Va.. and will spend some time here visiting relatives. Dr. Nickles was until recently with the Field Hospital Corps of the LT. S. Army in Georgin, hut has been given an honorable discharge. After a few week's rest he exp'dts to resume ids practice as a physician. I,eland Benedict, who has been in training at Camp Dee for several mouths, returned to his home in the Gap Friday night, h a v i n g received an honorable discharge from ser? vice. Mrs. Captain Hildyard, id Hutchinson. Kansas, who spent several days at Spartauburg, S. C, visiting her husband,who is stationed there at an army camp, arrived in the Gup Satur? day night anil will spend some time here visiting her uncle, K. A. llurner. A. S. H ask ins ami family, of Wilniingtob, Del., arrived in the (lap Saturday nighi and are stopping at the Monte Vista Hotel. Mr. Haskins is repre? senting the Dupont Powder Company and will make Big .Stone Cap bis headquarters. W. A. Stewart, of Kingsport, who spent several days in the < lap last week with relatives, "returned home Sunday morn? ing, lie w'as accompanied by Ins mother, Mrs. .1. M. Stewart, who will spend several weeks before returning to the (tap. M. I*'.. Hyatt, a hustling young farmer of Deep Springs, Lee county, was a business visitor in town last Thursday ami pre seated the Otlico with several ears of Iowa Silver Mine seed corn, which is no doubt the finest we have seen for some time. Mr. Hyatt says he rais ed a bountiful crop of this corn and will have several bushel to sell for seed next spring. Houston Hurd Dead. Houston Hurd, aged about 50 years, died hero Monday at noon after an illness of several mouths of Brights disease. He is survived by bis second wife and two small childeru and four children by bis first wife, Mrs. Kufus Wax. of Big Stone Cap, Mrs. Collier, of Stonega, Luciun ami George Hurd, who are with tlio American Ex peditiomiry Forces in France. Mr. Harris Buys Large Farm. C. S. Harris, of Columbia, Ky., spent Jast week in the Gap on business and meeting bis many friends. Mr. Harris, who has for several years owned ami edited the Adair County News at Columbia, lias sohl his plant and will move bis family to Mississippi, where he recently purchased a large farm contain? ing 800 ucres of tine bottom land. Mr. Harris formerly lived at Big Stone Gap and still owus quite a bit of real estate here and comes back occasion? ally to see after his interests. rRED-CROSS APPOINTS . j INFLUENZA COMMITTEE At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Red Cross, held yesterday a committee com posed of Miss Minnie Fox, Mr. C. S. Carter and General Ayers Wits appointed to investigate the influenza situation, and to make recommendations to t he Chair? man, Mr. I?. J. Prese.ott, looking to the relief of all persons need? ing assistance. The" Chairman, logother with his committee,\vas authorized ti? oirect a permanent organization to take cire of this situation. The plan ottered hi' the Chair? man and by the committee is set forth iu the report of the com! mittee, which is as follows: "We r e i" o m m e n d that a e o ui milt e e he ap? pointed composed id' Miss Min nie Fox, Chairman, Mr. W. LlisS Mrs. Bliss, Mhs Morgan, Miss Howard, Mrs. Uoil" und Mr. and Mrs. R. I',. Alsovcr to he known as 'he Influenza Com? mittee, In give aid-and relief |o persons nlllicted with that dis? ease, provide nurse or nurses when necessary and obtainable and in co-operation with other charitable organizations to pro. vide necessary food ami medi? cine lor families tillable to pro? vide for themselves. "We rcco in mend that all members of the chapter shall when requested, aid the coiii mittce in it-; work. "We further recommend thill the rules of the Hoard of Health ho more urgently enforced as to public gatherings." All persons needing ussisluncc or having knowledge of an}" one needing assistance are requested to communicate with the Home Service Section, postoflice build? ing, telephone No. 220 or with Miss Minnie Fox, telephone No. Mrs. J. J. Lloyd in the Gap. Mrs .lohn J. Lloyd, who has been spending the past two Weeks iu the flap the guest of Mrs. R. T. Irvine, left Tuesday lor Ahingdon where she will visit friends a few days before returning t b her daughter's home, Mrs. Raymond Thayerts (nee Miss Lillian Lloyd), near Brooklyn, N. V. This was Mrs. Lloyd's first, visit to the Gap, since she left here foul years ago for Japan, where her son, Hubert,was a missionary. They returned over two years ago to the stales, hut Rev. Hubert Lloyd, together with his wife ulid baby son,returned to Japan in September where Rev. Lloyd is continuing missionary work. Mrs. Lloyd is greatly loved by the people of the Gap who hope she will return here and live iu their midst again. Broom Factory. F. R. Taylor is making ex? tensive preparations to start a broom factory here within a short while. The machinery which was ordered several days ago is expected to arrive any time and he will begin at once to turn out the finished product. A considerable amount of broom corn seed was distribut? ed over the Country last spring and Mr. Taylor expects to have quite a bit of the raw product on hand when his factory starts. 'I'he people of ltig Stone Cap wish Mr. Taylor much success m Ins new enterprise and every indication points lo its success. Death of John Slemp. Mr. John Slemp, of Lee COUtl ty, died last Tuesday at his Home alter an illness of several months. .Aged 7'i years. Mr. Slemp was one of the best known men of bis community, and he had spent all of his life in the Turkey Cove neighbor? hood. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served in the Confederate Army. He is BUT vived by his wile, who was Miss Adeline Gilly.and a large family of sons and daughters and grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted at the grave on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock by Rev. J. M. Smith. A large number of sorrowing rel? atives and friends wen; present. The interment was made in the Huglially Slemp family ceme tary. Miss Bonnie Gilly has been spending a few weeks with her brother, Milford Gilly and his wife, in Ga:e City. Make this a Red Cross Christmas The happiest, merriest Christmas the world ever knew is almost here. But in the rejoicings of peace and freedom there is one note of serious? ness, that America must not forgot?there is misery and distress and sickness in war-torn Europe. Relief must be given. The work of the Red Cross MUST go on. And to carry on, the Red Cross MUST have the support of your mem? bership. -allyou need is a heart arid? c THIS SPACE CONTRI1tJT?*ri : W. W. TAYLOR & SONS Christmas Suggestions Wearever Aluminum Universal Percolators Nippon China Pyrex Baking Ware Scissors, Knives Razors, Razor Straps Rifles, Air Rifles Wagons, Slecis Velocipedes Flash Lights BICYCLES THE BEST MADE Cet Them At Smith Hardware Oo. BIG STONE GAP. VA. <?> ?>> i ?" ?' ,v* '<?> <?> <?> <??? 4 b 4*> <*> 4> <?> <?) Greetings: I .-?? We take this means of extend? ing to our friends and patrons our 0 sincere wishes for a-Merry Christ $ mas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. m We hope to be open again for business January 1st and invite your continued patronage. 1 AMUZU THEATRE, M 'J. R. Taylor, Manager.