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iV !? DNKSDAV. JAN. I, I?1? Patilitticd Erery Wfdruv'Jay by tb* WISE PRINTING COMPANY. I?rorpom(*?i. niUUKRT N.'KNIOHT, - Bdltor. LINDSKY j. HORTON, Ass't KdltOr Onu Your, - $1 SO Six Months. - .75 Throo Months, - .*0 Entered according to postal regulations: tt tho pnst'Olflcv ?t Iii? Stone liap sj sec olid-class mailer_ SUBSCRIBERS me earnestly re ] quoalrCtl to obfldrvo the date printed on their addrosa slips, which will keep thom nt nil times posted oh to the date of the expiration of their sub? scription. Prompt ami timoly attention to thi? request will anvo all pnrtios a great deal of annoyance. As to Closing the Churches. II the Aineiicon people could get it fixed in their mind- thai God still ruh and reigns, it is probable Dial I hoy would re? verse tnnuy of the rules of ac? tion they have established. With what Ivo lire going to say in this article we are assured in ad? vance thai the element who place their personal wisdom and purity above the standards fixed in the Bihii; will not agree. But truth is truth ami facts are facts nevertheless. ' "Be ye not deceived: God is hol mocked." The great task of the human race is to lift the world from the abyss into which it fell when the divine com? mand was violated. The things that arc opposed to the plan of right living are In bo eliminated by human hand-. If people per? sistently fail in the discharge of these high ami liply duties, they may expect nothing short of the dire penally imposed. The world had gone far in the road of wrong-doing, A speci? ous and damning form of idola? try was sei up in Central Ku r?jie Ilm! in it. blackness ami infamy must have made even I he powers of darkness shudder. The leaven h a d insidiously worked outward and.planted the germs of evil in all part-- of the. world. Grasping and greed had seized upon a large clement of the human race. Deception, cheating and swindling, "rob? bery in robe- and tinsel," had become far too common. Men, to increase their worldly posses? sion-, would rob the w idow and the orphan, and .veil thrust their slimy lingers into the treas? ure designed by jn-t people for relief of distress und suft'ering. People ceased to ntlend di? vine services. The gods to which they bowed were the gods of gold. The house idealized in Solomon's |iriiyer became an ob? ject of contempt, and Die road that led the Children of Drael into Ugyptian and Babylonian bondage and ultimately into a hopeless dispersion throughout the World became the road I ravel? led ami the rule of conduct even here in bur own boasted Christ? ian laud. The great war came on and the world paid a fearful price in death und bipod and tears and treasure. God was still ruling and on His throne. But have the evils been entirely eradicat? ed. Look around you and Bee. America it-elf. unquestionably ? as righteous a- any other part of the world, still has evils of a grave and serious nature. May we not reasonably believe that the influenza epidemic came a- a result of this, a further reproof for our iniquit) V Then, should the church doors be closed at this critical hour? Wo assuredly think not. It is casting a doubt in tho face of an All'Wise God, l'etrplo should go back:' to the rnrhit, now sadly abandoned, of at tending diviuo worship, otherwise they will fool tho impress o f the afflicting hand. Olosing the doors of the churches is pandering to the philosophy of the athiests and the agnostics, if people wish to escape the scourging." that arc being administered, like David they must delight in "going up to the house of thVs^ord." God must bu recognized as supreme. The Divine, Almighty Power cannot and will not he ignored. If everything else is closed, the doors of the House of God should stand open ami the people should make the sanctuary their place of refuge. God ?-till rule ami roigns, ami it is supreme folly to lift our feeble hands against Him.?Gate Oily Herald ( Duild more hbtm - i . INTERESTING LETTER From Appalachia Boy Now in France. Mrs. H. K. McKihuoy, who lives on Oak street, has just re? ceived the following interesting letter from her t on. Herbei I : Ourlor McKinney, ol Company It, :U7 Init , American f?xpedi liounry forces Iii France. Mi., McKlnnoy sailed with his com* pany fur sumewhere in Fr.n.; lust April und bus been ul the front and bus seen much of lite world conflict, His father is conductor on the Southern Itail riiud between here and Bristol:! Nov. 20, 1018 Deur Mother: I have received several let? ters from you since 1 last wrote 1 know 1 have received theni as lute us one which you w rote on October 25th. 1 bate it awful ly bud that I haven't irOi to write before, now, but will ex plain, Soon after writing my other letter, I think it was November Till we got on the move ami have been moving ev^r since, until We landed down bete - You know when I wrote tin other letter we were chasing Germans to beat the band. I'm fact of the business is, that we went so fast it wan impossible tor the provision wagons to keep up with us. Having very little to cat they wer.' coinpell. eil to relieve us, ami semi us Hack in feed up We were about two (jay's (like behind the line- wlieii a great event happened I know yoil all heard what, til il Was even before we dill As we weie marching alOnn weary ami tired somi-iime it tor dinner till November Ulli some one l>> the road sid>' shouted out I tut I the Armistice had been signed. At lir-t we did not believe it. as ab kind of rumors; nre always going on it: the army On being told time and again as we pusscd on Wo began to believe it, Alter we arrived in camp thai night all OtliCtlll bulletin Wut reild to us which suited ibal in At intsjtico h id been signed in reality. That night t he in i riiuenl '?<? gun. We no hinget ha t i" "it by our n uts in ilurkni-ss, but instead, great lion fUi>s In ,zed away, U li s und pistols sound . d oif, ynllr- Were beard fipm all .(Haiti i . im es ucolihd. Ihiiids plated and rockets ibal bad been used as sigua.s in w p far were now used to make things more merry. Soon after arriving at u cer? tain place the acting company commander called ten of us up and told us to be ready to leave on a furlough in the a. m. So thin findR me at a place I run I tell you the numo of, for the lllrst time. The namo of this ?place is "Aixles hams." It is the most picturesque place I have ever seen, ami id situated inn realm of scenery. If you will look orf the map you will And it in Southern France in tin- French Alps, on, sometimes culled the "Little Alps." I will lie down hero for seven days, tin ii return lo my company. 1 have almost, worn myself out irj nig (<> take in ail that is go (tug on hero. One of the largest Y M. U. A.'s in the world is situated here. They have ar ranged all kinds of amuse I men Is and hikes to historical places for us. Dozens of things are happen im; all III the same tune, so tun at a hiss to know what to do next Heiug pretty tired out last night. 1 just said lo mi Self; ' I A' II lake tomorrow olT lor ti day of icsl and write some letters' " I h tvo taken two nice trips since 1 have ur lived here. The first one 1 took day be lure yesterday down on Lake ilnurget lo an old monastery. T his monastery was founded h; ?5 tint Der hard in about the year 1120. Since Hint time it was partly destroyed by the Kreuch revolution. The pres? ent building erected in 1825 is an almost exact duplication of Un? original one. It is wonderful to enter I his old building. When > oil go inside you feel like you are jn a new world. A strange feeling comes over you. It seems as if you are not where you belong. Possibly il is the magnificence and beauty of the interior tltat st rikes your vision. The most beautiful paintings. >\.uks of the best Architects, nid the greatest ol sculptured works of all lluly are placed in ihis grand old .Monastery. The interior is all beautifully carv? ed in 11 hie It Is so carved that the walls and ceilings look like beautiful while luce curtains (?u the walls and ceilings are wonderful paintings of Jesus, Joseph, Mary, Appostles ami some of the old Saints. The al | ?ar is just n revelation. 1 haven't tin- wonls to describe ii. I might hay that even lint great oid organ is hand curved. 1 Along the corridors lending ll|i to the altar are the marble tombs of lite loyalty who have been buried there. . Ii was in lliis building thai lie-' I).Ike and DlH'lloSM of 1 he House of Savoic came to wor snip. Wo ?vere shown the very - * ? in "\hicii the royally sal |iey c one to worship. ' i 1114 on through tile hllild ing we -11 .v the loyal apart men * where the Dukes and Duchess stayed Tile beds, fur? niture and fix ores, all just like lb. y wer.-leii. Looking close iv .1 I ne walls near the beds om coilid see l he trap doors ?vtiieh con I.I !??? used in case of surprise We were taken out tiiere through a lovely garden w 1 n .iii kinds of pretty flowers, to 11 dining room whore the pri< si s eat I'tiHro are hundreds of oilier things I might tell about but w in not 1 In- time. I in- 11 ip was made by '.?<) of 11- ?villi a V M (' A. man as ^<mi Now then, I will tell you .iboiti a hike tltat I took yesler d.i > . 1 hen quit I e. is a great trip to the summit of Cuitooth Mountain. IMPORTANT NOTICE To Subscriber!! to Tub Bio Stunk G.\r Post: W.o. litid thai ii is absolutely necessary for us to increase the subscription price to The Post in order lo meet the increased ex? pense of publishing llie paper, and the price has accordingly been impressed tu $1.50 per your, but we are going to give all sub? scribers on our books a chance lo renew their subscription at the old rale of f 1.00 per year provided they do to by February 15th, HUP, after which dale the paper will be $1.50 per year to every one. In order to take advantage of tie- dollar rate in advance it will be necessary for each subscribe! to pny up his arrearage, in addition to the advance payment of fl.Ot). All new subscriptions will be accepted only at the advance price. Within a few days we will send each subscriber a statement of his subscription account to The Tost, but do not wait for this statement, consult the label on your paper and remit the amount your tire now due us, if any, together with one year in advance. We ate going to make the Posl during HUH the best paper we have ever published and we want you to help us. Tours vory truly, Ulli STOKE IrAP POST. I (The Kreuch huve a differeui name fur it.) Being un ult day trip we took j our lunches along. After row. ing ncross Lake Bourget in! row boatu our climb beguu ni ; once; for the base of the nimm- I tain runs down into the lake. | It was n trip of real hiouiUaio j climbing. The weather was! fine until about 1 o'clock, then , we begun to got in to tin' snow, anil up no high. As w>? went] on it began to g<-'t steeper and steeper. After u while we bail j to put our bunds into the snow 1 anil grab hold of the rocks und pull ourselves up. Of course u slip at times would have meant our rum, but we got by all right uml arrived on the sum mit a few minutes before two o'clock. On a clear brigbt day you pari look from this, peak about 40 miles away and see Mont Blanc in Switzerland. It being some what cloudy wo ilitl not get to see it. We landed hack at the bottom just tit dark. The wind hud been blowing real hurd and the waver on tile lake Were rolling pretty high. Going back across, the waves jur.t pluyed whip crack with our lit tie bouts. Outside of a little welling we certainly were iveil imi'i for our long to be remem? bered adventure. I think my next trip will bp to Alt. Beourd. An incline rail way runs up there, so will not have to climb. I was awfully glad to heat that you all were well. This leaves me in the best of health aud enjoying life to iis fullest. Best wishes to all. O?KTKK. ( Build more homes). MEETING OF THE YOUNG MEM'S CLUB TO-DAY There will bo a meet ing ?f 1|ju Young Men's Ulub, Wednesday, Jantiary 1, 1.0111 in the display room of the Minolta) Motor Com? pany at .S o/clock sharp. ? All who are interested in the future of Big Stone Gap, tint] who wish to make possible the building of more homes for the betler arconiodal ion of many people who desire to locate here, are mos I cordially invited. The Young Men's Club is de? sirous of securing the whole? hearted co-operation of all the property owner- of Big Stone Gap in the furtherance of its plans to improve housing condi I ions. Co-operation in public works demands unselfish devotion to a cause, ami the surrender of all purely personal and selfish mo? tives, so thai the general success and welfare ol tl.omiiiuility may be advanced. Come to the meeting: It will be worth your while. ( Build more homes). SCHOOL WILL REOPEN NEXT MONDAY Pursuant to the present ruling by the Big Stone Gap Health Board, the town public schools will re-open Monday, January ti, al s :50 a. m. new time. Kvery precaution for the lietllth and well being of the pu? pils which can bo devised by the Health Board and public school authorities. By the ruling of the Health Board any child who has inlltleu/a in his home, or who attends the moving picture theatre, or is present in any oth or crowded place may not be permitted to come lo school. Announcement of other regula lions und precautions will ho made on the opening of school. As soon as practicable written tests on bonk work and on ad? vance work announced in The Posl will begin as a partial de? terminant of the pupil's pre paradncss for promotion. It is highly important thai pupils be prepared on this work. The School Hoard will meet at an early dato to determine conditions (as regards health, school space and tuition) on whicli Richmond District pupils may bo admitted to the Hig Stone Gup public schools. We want to extern! them all the aid we can ill the emergency. Mr. and Mrs. K. V. T?te? and two children, Edward, dr., and Virginia, spent Coristma> day in town visitint'at the homo of Mrs. Mollio Horton. JQB PRINTING Ii Don't think you arc getting REAL job print? ing! just because you are having your work I , done at a "printing office." 'Investigate and | leant for yourself that there is a vast difference between real job printing and "just printing." ) We are prepared to do ( REAL PRINTING j Nut itly because we have the equipment, but because we possess the "know how." Our I long experience and knowledge in the printing I business enables ns to handle job printing on s a saving basis. W'c will share this saving ! with you and will guarantee every piece of 5 work turned out in our plant. Will you bring that next job to us ami have it done right? ! No lon^ waiting for the finished product. We I do thiii;;:; "Now." j WISE PRINTING COMPANY j Incorporated Bip, Stone Gap, Virginia ji South-West Insurance Agency Incorporated Fire, Life, Accident andCasuality In suraiicc. Fidelity and Other Bonds Real Estate and Commission Brokers. RIC STONE GAP. VA. Lieutenant Flanary Injured.j Lieutenant .lohii l'linary, ? ?t* Dot, Va.. was reported is -light.! ly injured in Iho Christinas Bvoj casualty li--t wliilo in ticljoh inj France, hut it is hot known ?? t ? as to I ho nature of his wounds. , lie is a son of Klknnah t binary, a prominent furnier of I...ma? ty ami was among the young inch ''alle.) in the first draft. His tjlialillClit ions a- a soldier must have been good judging by his rank a- ho had no military nxperienec whatever before he? ilig called into service. Lieu? tenant rfluiiary is a grandson of Mrs. F.li/ahith Hilly and a -.-tor of Mrs. Bradley Venry, of l?g .Stone Cap. i Build more iionics \. Mr. Sizer Gone to Florida. I). 1). Sixer has resigned his position as eotiuty agent for Wise county and lefl tins week for Mudisun, Florida, where lie will superintend the operation of i Ihirtv-iiye hundred acre plantation roeentlypuivhased by Mr. E.J. I'resfeotl, of this place". Donald I'roscotl lias also gone to Madison |o he associated with Mr. bister in tin- operation of this plantation. I.eulior Bump ami Ted Witt have also accept od position- with Mr. Si/or and accompanied him to Florida. Terrible SuKering From Headache, Sidcachc, Backache, and Weak? ness, Relieved by Cardui, Siys This Texas Lady. Oonmlrs, Tex.-- Mrs. Minnie Phil pot, of this place, writes; "Five years ago I was taken with n pain tn my left Bide. It was rlRht under my 1 left rib. It would ccmmence with an aching and extend up Into my left vhoulder und on dowa Into my back. By that time the pain would bo so acTere 1 would have lo tal.e to bed, and Buffeted usually ;bout three days .. .1 suffe'.ed this way for three years, and Rot to bo n mere skeleton and van ro weak I could hardly stand Mom Was not able to ro anywhere and had to let my house work KO...I Buffered awful with a pain In ny Kick nnil I bad Mic headache all ;he time. I Just WBa unahlo to do a 'hing. My life was a misery, my stomach cot In aa awful condition, cause 1 from taking *o much mcdlcltio. J Buffered bo much pain. I hod Just about Riven up all hopeo of our getting ai.vthlug to help tue. One day n Birthday Almanac waa thrown In my yard. Yfter reading Its testimonials 1 decided to try Car lul, nntl am bo thankful thai 1 did, for I t>cR.in to Improve when en th? second 6ottle...I am now a well woman and feeling fine and the cura has been permanent for It has heed two years since my awful bad health. I will always praise end recorr.nvrd | i.nrdul." Try'Cardul today. - > B II Killed in Mines. Will mitt, <>!' Ltnbodcn, was instantly killed in (lie mines at thai |da.i Tuesday night, |)e eemher I7ih,l>v fallingslate, lie wa> a sun of Henry I'arrolt, of Hig Stone (lap, und is survived by a wile ami tlirec small chil? dren. funeral services were con? ducted from the home Friday afternoon it 2 o'clock by ttey. Kennedy and the body was in? terred in Glehcne cemetery at this place. I Kuihl more homes). ANNOUNCEMENTS VOit COUNTY CI.KItK To The Voter* of Wise County: I hereby iiuiininiec myself a CsridUlato for the Office ol County Clerk ol Wise County: to he tilled by ulcction in No \ember, 101?. subject to the action of the Republican I'arly. 1 pledge to tlii- Voter? and Citlzeun of said county, that il I nm noinitiHled and elected to said ufllce, t<> faithfully ami Ini parlatly diecbargo Hie duties of said bf tiecaccordlng to tin* reV|iilrcineutS of the lawand to tin bust of my ability. Yours \ory respectfully, KICIIMONll It. ItOUEKTS, FOH COUNTY il.KltK I hereby announce ihyaell a candidate lor Clerk of I?' Circuit Court of Wise county, siil.ii I to the Itcpulilicau con volition. The work ol the office ahall be I in tlisi class a all times iinilor iny per? sonal supervision., All people will bo I treated with respect and their business promptly attended to. Yours respectfully, .1. II. OATHON. KOIt lltKASl ltKIt At the request of a number of friends I announce myself? candidate for the of. fi ..f Treasurer of Wise county, subject t.i the uili an I action of the Republican | anv at ils c< nvcDtton or primary. In seeking this nominal ion, 1 hope, atid do not thiak.l am asking loo much at the hands of i iv patty, and am willing to leave it le the judgment of the people is 10 my ability S?d illness for the position. .1. II UAi:Y, 1 uibodeu, Ya. I'OK TREASURER To the Voters o( Wise County : I Inn ! announce lii'yMlf u candidate for the Office ?t Treasurer of Wise coun? ty, to be tilled liy election in November. 1010, subject to tin' tuition of tin' It' !?????<? Itcaii ji.irty. Respectfully, It, IV BAllHON. FOR SlIKRIFK To the Voter* of Wise t'ouiity: I hereby announce myself a candidate for rd-electiou lor tlio i iffice of bberiffoC tt lie county, Subject to the action of tin; Republican p rty ol'said county. If 1 mo nominated and ejected to said office, 1 will endeavor to tervo tho |u-ople as 1 have done In lue |'Mt, in accordance with the lawk of Virginia, and to the best of my ability. I am, your* respectfully. W. It. AODIKUTOX. VOll TREASURER To the Voten of Wise County: . I hereby announce myself as ? ?andl date tor tlie office of County Treasurer of Wise county. subject, however, to the ac? tion of the Republican P?riy at their next convention or primary. If nominated ami elected to said office, 1 expect to devote > my etltito tin e and attention to the du tii s of said otl.ee. The voting precinct, of Notion has Dover before asked the Re? publicans of A tee county for a political office. I feel that I >ni entitled to be tioiuhut 1 rd for tbe hakt oflLu, aud promise thi' if elected, 1 will uudoavor to perform, the. duties to the beat of suy ability, aud oo-' cordlug to law. T. M. PEtt'EB