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The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL. XXV!I, _BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22,1919. No. 4 Report of Committees Appointed by the Young . Men's Club. Last Wednesday evening siiw the Vouhg Men V?lub assembled to hear tin- reports of the com tees appointed last week to in? terview prospective buyers and renters and builders and to de? termine upon the method of .or? ganization of a <tocl; company formed to promote the' building of more homes in l?g Stoiie Cap. Duly a few were present, hut that made tho discussions which followed upon tho several reports more intimate and personal than would have been the cave in a larger gathering. II. K. Fox in reporting the results of the investigations of his committee gave the follow? ing as parties agreeing to build : It. T. Irvine, C, S. Carter, A. I.. Will. \V. .1. Smith, W. .1. Horsley, E. V. Burgess. W. 0. Coutts. (i. C. Ibmeyciitt, -I. II. Outrun, .1. A. Uihiier, K. A. II inner, .1. Ii. Wamplei .W.?.AN. over, .1. I'.. Collier, C, I.. Kelly, c. L. Ilamiileii, -I. Cr: Muncyj /.ion Parsoiis, I?. C Wolle and I'. M. iteusor. Win. A. Si nai l, in reporting the Undings of hi.ininiltee with regard to the format inn of a stock Company to promote the building of nmre homes in l!ig Stone (iap elicited considerable discussion from tlioslc pri.tit. Owing lo the fact tliat this com? mittee had nut been aide lo get together during the week to dis? cuss the mutter ami give the plan its fullest consideration,the suggestions were adopted tenta? tively to a more fuller and com? plete report al the next meet? ing W. .1. Smith, reporting for his committee, gave six men as wanting to rent or buy reasona? ble hollies in I'ig Stone (iap. All those wishing to buy or rent are asked lo write personally to Mr. Smith us chairman of this committee. All three committees were voted to he continued on at least until the next meeting of the Club, and it was thought best that Mr. I"ox's and Mr. Smith's In- continued indefinitely, to as sist in securing'ihe most ell'eel ivo co-operation among all who are interested in securing more hollies in l?g Stone I iap. This, the most businiisR-likc of all the meetings, was adjourn? ed at D.-15, and everyone left with a feeling that al lust had been launched the .-t clicctivc movement Big Stone Cap has seen in years; Messrs. J. M. McLemore, M. D. Collier and H L Sulfridge, Appalachian Virginia Gentlemen: * ' Kcplyiug to your letter of January 8th, bog to submit the following facts and figures us to Tux* Values <>f my District when I was made Commissioner of the Uevenuo, ami of tin- same District for the year 1918. Personal Property assessed by W. C. Stewart for the year 1918 (4,120,932.00 *' " " " \V; H. Fletcher for the year 1915.(1,857,974.00 Increase 1918 over 1915 $2,202,948,00 Mineral land nssosBed by Morton Mayreeand W. C Stewart for die year 1918 $6,112,200.00 Mineral land assessed by .1. A. Stone and \v. 11. Fletcher for the year 1916 (5,470,260 Increase 1918 over 1915 642,000.00 Total increase $2,904,948 00 Noil Mineral Land, Richmond District, for 1916,. f 693,420.00 " " " " " Assessed .by W. J. l(?rseley,1916.;; 07u.007.Oi) Decrease 1916bver 1916 22,813 Licenso Taxes reported-by W. O Stowart 1018.19,144 63 "' \V. II. Fl.otcher, 1915. . 8,302 60 Increase 1918 over 1916 lb',842.13 As to Merchants'Cppital, Bunk Stock, Dogs Assessed, I urn uniible to givo this statement as the Records at the Court House fail to show what they wore in 1916. 1 do nut mean to state by any means that the figures are a fair cash value of the property of my District, but from what I can tie..I out Wise County is taxed alone; in line with other counties over the State. I was creditably informed the oilier day that Wise County paid more laxes than any county in the Slate of Virgllliu, in proportion to its wealth. As to some false rumors being circulated over the country, 1 invite the public to an examination of the records. Yours verv I nil v. \v. u. sTrvvart, Commissioner of the Revenue, Wise County, Virginia, W. stern District. ' Kast Stone (Jap. Virginia, January 10th, 1918 uilv, Check Forger Arrested For Cashing Bogus Checks and Makes Confession Hack Fisher, a young man about twenty two years of age,! living hear Urctp'ii, was arrested at olingcr lust Krida) night by \V. 15. Vetiry oh a charge of forging tiltOeks in Itig Steine (ia)! and iicighlsirihg town-;, frdiii which In- had derived ipiitc a stun ol money, lie was broguhl here the same night and placed in charge of Policeman Kelly and locken lip. Upon arriving here lid denied his identity, stating ihal he Was not the party wanted, tail after a search through his clothes a cheek was found already filled out, drawn on tin' First National Hank of Appahichiu, made pay a hl? tu W. C. Taylor and signed with Ihe forged name yf K. I.. Collu? ms. ' Upon this discovery thi'i prisoner made a complete con? fession lo every charge. Saturday he was given a heal? i ing before .Mayor llorsley ami later taken to jail at Wise til! await the next tor Iii of court. His work was perhaps the holdcsf ami most successful ever at tempted* here! He came here about two weeks ago and started Ins scheme hy pucliasing a large quantity of meat of J. W. Hisel. I laving a check made out with the forged name of W. II. Po lets signed to it, at n figure el' iM-i.l'O above the amount of the purchase, the check was cashed Iii, Mr. Hisel und fisher left saying that he would return for the meat later, but of course lie never returned. The same trick w.13 worked an Hamiden Uro*, for if 20.00, I). (J. Wolfe for if'jO.OO, tiondloe Brothers, \Y. Ii, Yeary, of Olingcr, $10.00, and n merchant in Turkey Cove by the name of Blair for $'25.00. ' W. K. Peters and K. Li Cous? in-, whose names were forged to the cl.ks, are well known local business men. In order In throw the police oil' his movements Fisher carried QUESTIONS. Arc you being of any service to your town? What have you dune in the past year to benefit other people ? Do you go to church. If not, why not? Do you ever go to see newcomers apart from any feel? ing of social obligation ? How many new friends have you made lately ? Do you make your own home the center of the universe? How much have you gossiped lately, and did it do oth? ers any good? Why are you interested in other people's business ? Did you ever think that perhaps there were other people in the world besides yourself? ? Quiz. a suit case containing several changes of clot hing. At oho time In* would appear in a dirty overall suit, n soldier's unil'orin, or in a nice suit of citizen clothes; Public School In ijiite of tIn' hea\ y handi? cap, din- i<i tin' influenza epi? demic, tin' Big St..ti.' (jap school j boiird ha- niiVer for 11 moment relinquished the lirin purpose Inj afford the children of 11?i~ coin- J inuiiity li full session of nine! IteUlt hsi In order hi accomplish (Iiis purpose means hail to be devised I fur making up the days lost. This is heing done in part h\ teaching mi alternate Saturday ? : by this means the lull nine mouths session emild he attained by June :tntli. In order not Iii run through the whole mouth of dune the school hoard has de cided in addition to teaching mi alternate Saturdays, to lengthen] buch'sei.I day hy thirty min? utes, This ' will enable the school to make up the full Ses? sion hy .Inn. in-lit. By this plan children will ar? rive at school live minutes ear? lier in the morning, at 7. I? (Central Time) ^ have lunch at 1 I. in to ti*. in instead of I 1.80 to 12.30, get out of school at ?J.?? instead of 2.110; In this way 12 1-2 percent^ can he iid dbd to each recitation period and accordingly about the same per cent, deducted from the number of school days taught. This plan will he put into ef? fect to-morrow, Thursday. ,1 a Hil? ary 2Hr<h It is believed" that it [will meet with the approval of 'the community, nml the hearty support ami co-operation of par? ent-and pupils is asked in get? ting the changed schedule to running smoothly. An Appeal i An appeal is made to the housekeepers of Big Stone Gop j for old linen, towels, sheets, pillow.slips to use for the sick Old wrappers, bed shirts, blank eta, comforts, a hot water bot? tle or anything voll limy have that will make a sick person more comfortable. It menus much to the influenza commit? tee to have these things so nec? essary in the sick room. Please send your contribution to the Home Service office in the post office building or 'phone your name to 220 or 02 und some one will call for your bundle. .Minnie. C. r'ox, (Mir. Influenz i (lorn, FOR SALE- QUICK. Six room house in Big Stone Cap, good location, modern conveniences. Will be sold at the right price if sold within thirty days. 11. C. Williams, Box 2fi Big Stone ( hip. Ya. If we are to conserve on meat during 1010, suppose we begin by dispensing with pork barrel legislation. Nurses Will Be Needed In Recon struction In This Country Washington, .Innunrv Is.--It liiere is a problem tiliout what tu do with tin- returning siildier, I her?; i- in.in- about the refill it iug nurse. The only problem is how runj llif nurses who luive liiiishod I their military service in hospi-I (ills ami cantonments ami at thej I'll in I lie diverted int.i the other, grand national Service which I wait- lor ihei|ii Uccnnsl i net ion in this country, judging by the activities of the lioveriiuieiit departments in! Washington, is to I?- attacked lirsl frbiii the public health j standpoint, ami no national puL lie health program, according toi health authorities, trail In- sue cess fully carried out unless I he number nf public heal I Ii nurses is iitiiuciliatclv and very greath increased. Surgeon (ienehil Uiiporl Hliie, head of the United Slates pub? lic Health Serviee, which was one of the Iiis) depart menls in the field with a reconstructive program, stated recently thai there should be a public health nurse at work in every county, Secretary of War linker says thai "the public health nurse, one of the greatest forces in pro mot iug nat iolial health, is great? ly needed in increased numbers." Secretary of Labor Wilson states --Labor's reconstruction program must include'n carefully formulated program for repair? ing the physical waste and de? struction of war by the eonservn [lion und renewal of national health." Public health nurses enter into stich a program in ' many ways, in industrial, visit? ing, and infant well fare service. To bring every worker in our country this skilled care, many more public health nurse- must be put to work in the communi? ty. To meet the demand for more public health llltrscs the Nation? al Organization of Public Health Nursing, of which Miss Agnes 1). Randolph, 1110 Capitol Street. Richmond, V'a., is the represen? tative, in this state, decided at a recent convention in Chicago on two plans, one to till the im? mediate need and the other for future requirements. To enable nurses returning from military service to take courses in public health service and enter at. once into this work, it was voted to raise a consider able fund Hl money tor scholar? ships in HUI) reaching, if p..-si ble, a hundred thousand; these scholarships to he givei) t<i liiii es 10 tu ruing from military ser \ lo uicitibors id' tin' senior classes in training schools, und to uny other nurses desiring to hike up public health work. To create a supply of nurses'i in tin- I'm uri'. ii is prop<?seilj in j co-o|ieiation with the Nationali League of Nursing Education, til revise Ilm training. courses in hospitals in ordei thai public healih work may he included in. tin- undergraduate courses. In carrying out iIn- program, the National Organization calls hu- lie- support hOl only of moti? on in the nursing prtiil'esioh hut | ? ii' all of those interested in jiii'h lie health us u factor in social betterment ami rccoiistructjohrl COMMITTEES APPIMN'I ED At tho ,1 linuary im-etiug of tlm United Daughters of the Confederacy the following com liiitt'oes were appointed by the president: Kinducc, ? Mrs. II A W. Sk.I, Mrs. Mct'oriniek , Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Pel tit. Educational. Mis I-'. K. Ooodloc, Mrs. I.. 0 Point and Mrs Malet in Smith. Belief. Mis O.o. Taylor, Mrs. .1. I.. McCormick and Mrs. f. C Long. Memorial. Mrs. Oochrnn, Mrs. .1. W. Keltv und Miss Edna Qilly. Membership. ? Mrs. I) O. Wolfi', Mis Biiiley, Mis. Hngyi : Mrs. Beverly, Mr.',. .1. I" Wulfe. Miisic - Mrs. W. T. t loo,tin,., Mrs. Alexander and Miss Nemo Vineyard. Will each member please send her ten rii nts lo the Boh. lert E. ben t'ni Fund to trees. !lirer, Mrs 0, ?. bong, us this fund must reach hbudipiarters at once Mrs. .1 It. Wnmpjor, Itecording Secretary. John J. Pershing The Supreme Hero Of I lie American Forces In Prance. i'l'he grandson of p*roncli strok ors ? of liberty; the mom of a pioneer of Ihe Wilder? ness ami of a Tennessee mother, lb- won Iiis education in the midst of struggles, ami used it to help Iiis impoverish* 'I parents ami to earn Iiis ippoiup ment lo West Point. He rose by brilliun' aol8 of mililorj genius ngninsl the luduins 'in the Southwest: llgainisl the .Spaniards in Cuba: .11; Moros in the Philippine'. He with splendid ere.lit is lie- mili? tary attache of our iCmbasaty in Japan and on ihe Armv Heuer al Stall" in Washington II surrendered to Cupid ami stood up against the most terrible personal sorrows. lie wus.de stined by fate to gain kio>w. lodge, to fiK'i) p mi. to learn life und ineu under civery c nidit hiti, so Hon lo- could coinm mil an army ithe like of which no Amet ? ica ever led, against tie- m i ', barbarous ami powerful t it- tin world llitsi ever known and gain u victory, lusting glorious lor Iiis country and for hiiimu lt> This is wit it is shown in Hie inspiring of photoplay t life ami history t hat Vy illiiitn L' ix bus nnuieil 1 ? I'ln- 1. i d et' 1 io Kloo."- Alllll/.U to ilitx Many Sections Now in Need of Doctors. Ku-hmoml, .1 an. 2b Ail fold the State Hoard of Health lids received about I2A letters from persons in various communities which now an- sadly in lie tl permanently located doctors. Most of 1 he w 1 lit i s ai e residents of towns, villagos iir thrifty ru? ral communities ami they null eate that the physician who settles in their neighborhoods will have tine opportunity ? for success. It ?oes without saying that Hie State itourd of II- tilth wil do all in its power to assist 11 meeting this shortage Of i|be tors?a condition due at lo is in pan to the recent domain for physicians in the army, li the course of the next few Week many doctors now in the sei VICe Will receive til. II 11 I s e 11 :1 r es. Those who have made 11 definite plans for the fi'ithi would do weil lo cntnmt111ic.it with the Stale Hoard of II. ah the Commissioner will glad furnish them with inform-itii as to the communities lieedn i .lot-tors. To judge l,y Hie hi I ters already on Hie nearly sections of Virginia' lia> i ings w Inch oil er fine op 1 ties. 1 Many acl 1 \ it ies ceil ?1 j the' war, but tliii Ked stays 011 the job. I build more homes ), SLACKERS! Anyone Who doesn't read his home jiajicr. Anyone who thinks the Young Men's Club doesn't mean business ' The man who won't give Iiis time or Iiis money 10 pro"; mote the liest interests o( his town. The man who says one tiling and means another. Tin.- man who won't look yon in the eye- because he lias !something to conceal. j The man who is after his own paltry penny profits ai j other people's expense. The housekeeper who doesn't patronize home trade and business. Anybody who.forgets that he owes^God;service every |day of Iiis life. Anybody that refuses to go to church for one reason and j Stays away all the time for every other reason than the one i stated. ? Explosive: