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VOL. XXVII, BIG STONE GAP, WISE COUNTY. VA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 1919 No. 8 Young Men's Club The regular weekly meeting of the Young Men's Club was held in the display rooms of the Mineral Alotor Company on lust Wednesday night. Win. A. Stuart, chairman of the committee appointed to for muidte plans for a building company, reported that about $12,000 lilid been subscribed to the capital stock of the com pa ny and that the prospects of getting ready for building soon were, very good. It was decided to at once call n meeting of the Stockholders and perfect an or? ganization of the building com pany. as this is necessary before any actual work can be done. At this meeting It was decid? ed to appoint a committee to secure all available lots for building purposes; together with the prices asked for same, in order that the club might be in position to show prospective buyers and builders the differ ent locations to select from This committee will be appoint, od by the president. it was decided to combine tin' committees previously ap pointed to secure the names ol persons who would build homct anil the ?ii0 to secure the names of llioso who wanted to buy 01 rent homes i n .oder that those desiring to buy or rent and those ngreoing to built can be brought togothei more easily. Some of those a^reein? to build homes are now ready to consider the mat tor, and, no doubt, building will start in earliest as soon as the weather will permit, as then area number of parties wanting houses as soon as possible. The question of giving a medal or prize of Bomo kind to the tirst citizen who completes a homo was discussed, and the president was asked to appoint a committee to consider the matter and report to the club. I'rof. (). It. Kusley, principal of the public school, was present and made a talk to the club re? garding the condition of the fence around the school proper? ty, and asked that the club as? sist in devising some means by which a new fence can be built inasmuch as the financial con? dition of the school board was such that there was little hope that it would be able to maki thismuch needed improvement. Mr. Kusley was asked to get an estimate of the cost of dif? ferent kinds of fences und re? port to the club. A committee, consisting of Messrs. \V. (!. (Joints, \V. T. QoodloQ and K. A. Oompton, was appointed to sec if a suit? able man can be secured to op? erate the plaining mill near the Southern depot, as there would unquestionably be a demand for building material this spring and summer that can be made here, ami il was considered a good proposition for some one with a little capital. This com? mittee is now working on tin;, proposition and feels sure some good will rt-sult from their ef forta. ? A special membership drive was conducted last week by h committee appointed for this purpose und 110 members Itaye been enrolled up to dale, a list of which appear below. U i hoped that every citizen who has the interest of the town at heart will join the club. Your influence us well as your money is uoeded in pushing the goo? work the club bus undertaken. The club will meet agaiu to? night at the regular meeting place and if you can possibly j do so corne out find discuss with! i the members tho matters of j groat importance to tho growth j of our town coming up at every I meeting. M.ST OP MKMHKKS. Ayeri, It. A. Allen, 1?. K. Anderson, 3. I). Bibs, P. \V. Hanks, 8. K. Beverly; W. S. llaliey, Clarence B?rge?, K. F, Hoohcr, I). W. Uonjarula, 11. H. Ilarron, I?. II. irou. 11. P. Iloumls, W. B. Baker; J. M. Beamnan, Joe Hunch, I). P. Illlblos, .). I,. t'asper, It. It. IHlttS, W. <i. L'sntrcll, T. I. latter, O. S. Calrou, J. 11. 'oinpion, E. A. (.arms, Hugh 'minor, Qeo, M. Chestnut, l'aul Dean, C, W. Daniels, Home Buley; O. It Eden?, II. M. lox. II. E. Kux, .lohn, Jr. Eleanor, b. r. Olliiier, J, A. Uoodloe, \V. T. Uordon, A. It. arris, Chan. Molton. A. I.. Horton, I. ,i. um. J, \V. Ilarnci E, A. lluul, W. L. ll.iskiiiK, A. I.. lludgins, \V. T Henkel, II. M. llorslcy, W. J. ?. I.. K. Jcaaeo, I.. K. JeucSi Paul Irvine, lt. T, light; G. If. Kelly, C. I.. Kill.ourne. W. II, Kelly. M. K. .cwis. tlco. X. Long, 0. ('. Mouacr, Olis Monitor Stove Co. ! Morris, .I.A. Madlows. J. II. Maury, >l. II. Morrolt, W. E. ] Mitchell, .1. c. Mahatley, W. T. Miller, II. I, Marshall. J. E. I Miller, W. S. Morton, E. L. Otey, \V. It. Oetkon, M. E. iinpenholmer, J. I.. flcrpont, J. II. I'roaoott, E, J. ck, W. |(. Polly, II. E. I'erry, ' anon Park; J. 3. otter, Joe P*rry, lt. I,. I Hook, II. 1). Hobliins, I'. C. liogcm, .1 11. Hogers, \V. J. Rhodes, 1!. E itinth. J. W. (Stuart, W. A. Shnnk, W. 0, iloehr, Karl Sword, 0. 0, Smith, VV. J, Smith. J. I), layer*. 1>. II. Hewing. .V.J. Skeen, R. It. Taylor, J. It. Taggart, It. E. Taylor, O. I.. Taylor, E. It. Taylor, I. 0. Taylor, W. W. I'instead, A. O. i, W. II, Wills, Vila* Wampler, J. It. Wax ItufitH I Witt, A. I. Willis, E. Hatcher Winston, L T. Wilt. D. P. Wade, Ed y, W. E. RESOLUTIONS Whereas, Qod in .Hie Provi dence has taken from his loved onus unto Himself, Vivion, son ? it Mr. and .Mrs. Otis Mouser, who cheerfully mmwered to July 's cull and unselfishly made ? In? supremo aacrilico for the whole world and humanity. He it resolved 1st, That we inotirn the Iohh of one so young and promising to ihe life of our country, and sympathize deeply with his pa? rents in their bereavement, feeling that their loss is shared by the whole commnuity. He solved 2nd, That we how to tho will of I Inn who dooth all things well, knowing that he never forsakes us in .Mir darkest hours, That in no better way can we express the comforting power of our Heavenly Father than in the following: I eaw a father and mother who leaned i In the arm of a dear Rifted son. And the star of tho future grew bright to their gaze, As they saw the proud place ho had won. The fast-coining evening of life promised fair, And its pathway grew smooth to their feet, And the starlight of love glimmered bright at the end, .V iict the whispers of fancy were sweet. And I saw- them again when their Mar had gone down, And the joy from their bosom bail tied. But tho Healer was there and Iiis arms were around, Ami He led them with teiidcrcat care, And show ed them a star shining brilliantly there They had each heard a voice?'twas the voice of their (!od, "1 love theo, 1 lovo thee?pass under tho rod." Resolved :ird, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family, one to the Big Stone (Jap Host and one to be record? ed in the Minute book of the Woman's Missionary Society. Mrs. Christy, Mus. Skeen, Committeo. A great soul is not necessari? ly enshrined in u large body, any more than a largo man necessarily lives in a big house. The Russian peasantry has the liberty it desired, but if it had the opportunity it would probably gladly exchange lib? erty for bread and moat. Stockholders Attention Meeting Friday Night to Elect Officers of the Big Stone Gap Home Building Asso? ciation. Tlic 1-oung Men'- Club will I turn over its meeting un Friday nfter a short business session to a meeting of (he stockholders of the building company when the hitter will elect officers for thej association. Kvery stockholder has from 1 to 10 votes at this meeting which will begin promptly at 7 :(><> p. m., (dd time, under the au spices of the young .Men's (Jlub. The offices of president and general manager, vice president ami secretary and treasurer are to be lilted ; and it is up to jjvery one who is interested in the proper conduct of the business of this ussocidtioii tube at the meeting to register his vote. The club will not meet tonight, 'but have its regular weekly meeting Friday night instead. TUBERCULOSIS Miss Agnes I). Itandolph, Ex? ecutive Secretary, and Miss Ma? ry J?. Frayser, Field Director, of the Virginia Anti-Tuberculosis Association, were in l?g Stone Gup last week, and, at a meet? ing in the lied Gross Home Ser? vice Office, arranged the prelim? inaries tor a drive against tu? berculosis in this region. Miss Frayser is expected to return hdro early next month, accompanied by a nurse, who will canvass the county to en? lighten the people as to the op? portunity available for examina? tion for tuberculosis, and a- In general treatment for sufferers from this disease. At intervals through the spring beginning the latter par! of March, and continuing so long as there may be need for it, a specialist is to hold tuberculo? sis clinics at central points in the county, whereby those in doubt as to whether they have the disease or not may have their doubts dispelled. Those having it will receive the best advice, free of cost, us to treat? ment of their individual cases, and statistics will be obtained valuable in the next move in the drive to be considered. Those who have recently had influenza being particularly sus? ceptible to tuberculosis are especially advised to take ad? vantage of this opportunity. Junior Auxiliary Christ Epis? copal Church. The Children's Missionary So? ciety "will take their doffored trip to Japan this afternoon at 8:80did time, meeting with .Mr. and Mrs. Miss at the TotiraillC. All children who are interested in seeing what the needs of these people and what the mis? sionaries are doing for them are cordially invited. No Death Record State Bureau of Vital Statis? tics Investigotes Case of Luigi Meniglietti. Richmond, Vu.j Feb. 15.?Be oauBO Iiis death wna not official? ly reported to the Bureau of Vi? tal Statistics here the widow of Luigi (Lewis) Menigltetti, who was killed in an automobile race at Norfolk, Nob., in March, 1913, may not benefit from a life insurance policy of $.10,000. The body was shipped to this city, but no local record of the death was made, according to Dr. W. A. LMeckor, Registrar of Vital Statistics. The only rec onl discovered in Richmond was found in aii undertaker's ofllce. Menighetti carried u policy for $10,000 on his lifo, lind hail named a nephew, in Italy, as beneficiary. Chaste Trailer!, Italian consul here, is endeavor, ing to secure proof of Meuighet ti's death in order to collect the money for the nephew. This case has brought to light an interesting fact concerning the Italian government and the Koine Catholic Church. Under the Italian law Monighetti's widow could claim one-third of the life insurance money if shecould establish her legal mar? riage. It appears that she was married in Buenos Aires, Ar geutinin, South America, by u Catholic priest, hut she tailed to liave lite ceremony also per? formed by th?- civil authorities.' The Italian government does not recognize the authority ol l'ope. nor marriage performed by church. In addition to other complica? tions the United Stales govern meat is also involved in this case, and is unable to carry out its treaty obligations to report such deaths to the Italian con? sular representatives. Dr.l'leck er said that in order to over? come this difficulty it is pro? posed to ask Congress for the enactment of a law making the reports of births and deaths complueory, the enforcement to bo in the hands of the Slate ail* thorities. Dr. Piecker is chair man of the committee of the American Public Health Asso? ciation clothed with the duty of securing such legislation. At the last, session of the Vir? ginia legislature the vital stat? istics law was amended in or? der to compel reports of all mar? riages ami divorces, j As a result of the war, birth certificates are boiug called for in large numbers, in order to secure pensions and allotments. Dr. Plecker deplores the fncl that negligence on part of mid wives and physicians is causing considerable difficulty in this connection. Such cases of carelessness are now being reported by tin- bu reau to Common wealth's attor? neys, who are asked to prose? cute offenders. Violations of NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS We have decided to extend the time for renewing your subscrip? tions to the Post at the dollar a year rate until March 1st; in order to give all whodesiro to do-so a chance to renew. New subscrip? tions are accepted only-at the $1.50 per year rate anil after the first of March that rale will apply to every one. Please consult the label on your paper and if your subscription i3 not paid in advance send in your renewal, which tuiisl include all arrearages, at once before the higher rate goes into effect. A large majority of our subscribers have taken advantage of I he old rate, and we believe practically every one will do so before the first. Attend to this today, otherwise you may forget it. BIG STONE GAP POST. the vital stoiiiitics law by phy? sicians and undertakers are now in courts of Scott and Hock ingham Counties. Centenary Meeting The Centenary Group .Meeting held in tho Southern Methodist church here lust Thursday was one of the best held up to this time. And while they are not expected to he largely attended ?being meetings for training leaders in the Centenary move? ment, yet a large numbor of people weii- present. The en? thusiasm <>f the people was very marked ami the spirited tide ran high as the speakers of the visit? ing team, in their great illumi? nating addresses, presented the scope and purpose of (he great program fur world reconstruction and tin- part the church is to take in it. It is plain to be seen that the raising of ?85,000,000 in addition tn our regular annual budget will lie one of the minor results of this great movement. The broadening of the peoples vision and the ipiickenitig of the spirit, ual life of the church will be one of its richest rewards for the undertaking. The program given was great in ovdry respect. The addresses wofo great in their scope, great in their delivery and great in theii inspirational power. Rev. .1. M. Carter, Hol ston Conference Secretary for the movement. Hey. -lohn C Hawk,missionary to China, Hoy. T. c. Scltular, of Mutwille, Teno , Rev. K. A. Shitgart, of miiclicld, W. V..., Kov. S. S. lioyor, Sunday School Secretary. I'rof. Wygle, of Lee county. Mrs. -I. \V. Dobyns, of Kings port, lean., were -nine of the speakers present. No one pres? ent will ever be able tu forget Ih. John c. Hawk's wonderful address oil "The World Program and Knlistmcnl for Service" and the scene iliut followed when he called to the altar for a conse? cration servif?', those who were willing not only to do service themselves but to give their Mm. and daughter- if 11 od should call them for service at homo or abroad. The night program whs ui -t I ucl IVO and enjoyable. Through pictures we got a comprehensive view of the wonderful thing the church has accomplished in tin' foreign Holds. Twenty-five person- signed pledge cards to become tithers from this time on. Delegates were present from Appalachiu, Norton, Wise, Oocburn, (late city, Kingsport, Lee county and other places. The ladies served delightful refreshments in the church at noon. Red Cross Notes Although the war is over there is still an urgent need for Wed Cross articles. The attendance at tin? workroom has been small. We have lots of work to be done and an earnest appeal is made to the Ked Cross workers to come out and help in this noble cause* The work room is open on Wednesday and Saturday af? ternoon. RKGISTKR: Mrs folly. <l 1-3 hours; K. I. Pre? cm;. .! hre; Mrs. K !?' Duriles.*.. 8 lirs A goes HurgoM, 9 Ins. Mrs. W. I> Ilium. 1 l-'i lire; Mrs. J. Ii \Viunpler, 8 lirs; Mrs. It B. Fox, 3 lirs: Mrs. M. K O. t Itoii,\! :t-1; ItOtl?- --?"> shirts. Th? ihlrU made ;it Rott? wer? very nicely itoiic. Wnrk at home, Mrs; II E. Fox, ; lirs; Mrs. W, 1). limin, I lira; Mrs. It. \v Klairary, 3 lirx. Mrs. I It, \Van>plor,2 lirs; Mrs. John Mullliu, ti comfort b?gs'; Mm. .s Polly. il hrs; Mm. M l>. HlirgrW, 1 hr'i Mrs \V. P. linker. II palm psjaman,; Mrs. D; C Wulf?. 10 property bag*'; Mrs. ('. S. Cuter, IS property hugs. MRS. H. POLLY, Hupt Work Room, Go to church next Sunday. Urmy fliers advanced Twenty, Including Six Dead, Rewarded for Overseas Heroism. Washington, Fob. 12.?As a reward for distinguished service in action overseas the War De? partment announced today that advanced 'lying ratings had been recommended for twenty Ameri? can army aviators, six of whom are dead. Heading the list rccs Lieut. COl, William Thaw, Pitts? burgh; Major David McK. Pet orsou, libuesdalcj Penn. \ Cap? tain Edward V. Rickenbackcr, Columbus, Ohio-. Captain Reed C Land;?. Chicago; Captain Douglas Campbell, Mount Ham? ilton, Cal., and Captain Edgar Ci. Tobin, San Antonio, Texas, all of whom arc? credited official? ly with having shot down live or more enemy planes. Others are Fir-t Lieuts. Louis G. Rcrnhoinior, New Vor It city: William 1'. Erwin, Chicago; Robert V. Raymond, Newton Centre. .M.iss. ; Donald H. War nor, (bothbor), Svvantpseott, Mass. ; .lames A. Keating, Chi? cago ; Charles W. Drew. Phila? delphia. Second Lieut-. Kail W. Porter, (observer) Chicago: John (). DonuldFon.Wasliington, D. c. The officers listed as dead were First l.ieuts. Fred W. Norton, Columbus, Ohio; Edward Orr, Chicago; Morton 1.. Campbell, Wakoiuan, Ohio; Lloyd A. Ham ilton, Burlington, Vt.. Second Lieut*. Krank I'.. Bellows; WH inette, 111.: Roger Hitchcock; 11/)S Angele-. Prostestant Episcopal Church Itov. f. w. Illliui in Charge Services a- u-ual next Sunday. Sunday School at 10 :00 a. IU;?l(1 tiiiie. Morning prayer and ser iiion at II ;00 a. m. old time. Everybody is cordially invited who eali-s at all for our services. Special musical numbers will he (rendered from time to time, lint don't let these keep you away. Church service- me distinctly worshipful in character and the congregation i- expected to take part and not merely look on. Norton Laud and Improve? ment Company 003 Drexel Building Philadelphia, Ponnsj Ivaniu Notice i? hereby given that a meeting of the stockholders of the Norton Land and Improve? ment Company has been duly called and will he held at the principal other of the company, in tho town of Norton, und state of Virginia, on the fifth day of March. 19,10, at 12 o'clock M., to take action on the reso? lutions which the Hoard of Di? rectors of tho said company puaaod on the 'J7th day of Jan? uary, 1010, and has declared to ho advisable, viz.: "RESOLVED, That in tho judgment of tho Board of Di? rectors of this company, it is deemed advisable and for tho benefit of this company that it should be dissolved, and its business and affairs be settled Up and adjusted." "RESOLVED, That in ac cordanco with Section 30; Chap? ter V, of Act of _'l May, 1003, as amended; a meeting of the stockholders ho culled to ho held at the principal ollice of the company in the town of Norton, Virginia, on the ilfth day of March, 1919, to take ac? tion upon this resolution," By order of the Board of Di? rectors. FIaiiky M. Krur/., Secretary. Dated Jan. 27, 1010. fobl2-7-10 MRTON FLORAL CO. J. R. Hois man. Proprietor dooley, va. Tolophono 1030 Norton, Va. Another reminder not to forget us when in need of Flowers for any -?ocaaion. Hoses, Violots, Sweet Peas, Orehida, Car nations, Chrysanthemum* and Totted Tltnt.v Corsago work ami Floral Designs a Specialty. Out of town order* Hjlmt promptly by Tared Tost. Special lielir cry, Expr?3 or Telegraph