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WKDNKSDAY, M'Rll/80, 1919 INiblmh?) Kvcry Wrdnettiajr by the .VISE PRINTING COMPANY. InrnrpornlvU. GILBERT N. KNIGHT. - Editor. LINDSEY J. HOBTON, Ar.s't Editor Onti Yunr, Six Months. TOroo Muotlm. I. BO .?to Kntorcd uncording in postal rrftulstloiis it the pott ufHoo it Iii? Stone Ospnjsec. mil .dust. msttei SUBSCRIBEKS aro eui n. -t I \ re i]aoKlC'il to observe tho ilolo print,..! on tltoir nddross Blips, which will keep tlioin :tt nil Li mos posted tis to tho dale of tlio expiration of their sub? scription, Prompt und tiiiiely attention to this request will save all parties a great deal of annoyance, Forget Whal You Done. Uncle Sam ic no more oldo in |mv bin present ihdits ?villi mnn<*y yoii lout in' previous loans tbnu bo was able to iiieei n prevailing situation mi tlii bat tief rout in Im mir" yyilli moo ?vho bail already given 111? ? ir lives in previous drives] forgt i what yon have done. When the American idddior was eiilb'd upon for unothci at taek, bo didn't think of what bo had dorn-, hut w hat ho had to do. Tbo Auioiicuii citi/.eii is called upon now to prove him self Worthy o( ?hat the hoys dot in Fraiice; Kvcti when victory was te. niote 'ho im n on the halth'lields wont on wiih enthusiasm Tim people at homo wore equally en? thusiastic in contributing funds iilthmigh tbey did not know how many muri' lillieH liny would ho called upon. Victory was their objective They were as determined to roach it as wore the American soldiers. Ilow much more enthusiastic should the nation be over this present drive ?the Victory I .i burly Loan drive. The objec live has been hutched sooner than expected. This is the last Liberty Loan The American army didn't light and tall hack. Il kept go. ing abend. I'he American pen. pie ate not K"iOg to fall hack either. They tire going fur'.her ahead this tune than ever he fore. Now Is 1 he rime to Build. Newspapers and public men throughout the country have been urging that all sorts of building operations he started und piiKlied,iiol only because the work should he done, hut he. cause it will provide employ? ment for hundreds of thousands of men who w ill nerd employ? ment for the next yotir or two The return of American soldiers and the shutting down of the win IlldtlStries is creating a latge sUrplliu of labor which must have work Mr LoSHe SV Hprtigue, of the Department of Labor, gi\es an additional reason form King tlio I commencement of building Ioperations and road and street improvement. Mr. Sprnguo pre Idicts u great scarcity of coni ! mon labor as soon as t he foreign element can return io Europe. He declares) that after ocean travel opens,emigration will be heavier than immigrations foi j some years, and that now is the 1 time for public work to be done, 1 if it is to be done in the te xt dc eade. Kvery argument is in favor of the immediate beginning of building operations and of road .and street construction on an I ex tensive scale. Kor the next Ifew years there will be a stir. iplusoflaborwhic.il must have ; work if a dangerous condition iof unrest is to he a verted. It III within a few years the constant i How of foreigners hack to ihoir own countries will create such a serious scarcity of common labor dial men e in not he found for public work that will need to he done Now is the lini" to bliild all 'kinds of buildings and t<> con -, struct highways and slicts. High prices of materials ihustl not be allowed to stand in I lie way, for it Will he a long tune before pi ices boeill |o decline. Bristol 11 erald t.'i airier Help in Hu'. Readjustment nl Business, Personal s: If-thtoresi, an I ii higher iho.tiv ??, the desire to aid thr nation in its adjustment ol conditions from n war basis to a peace basis, should urge every citizen not only to retain the I Liberty Hoods and other g.n eminent beeuHtids in which lie has invested hill to oonliutii saving for further in vostinenl *of intelligently saved funds, in I the United Stales as a uoing concern is tin- bebt evidence 61 ? real peacetime patriotism, Von are doing this at a tune when capital is sorely i.led to develop industries as a means t.f in-iiring proper pence time I prosperity. Holding steadily to ; your present investmeili in government securities and Iniv ltig lo buy inure during the i present year releases resources 'necessary to finance new luisi nes:. New business safeguards I'the wage earners' present pit sitiuti and opens up further ! avenues of employ men:. There is much discussion as to what things are needed lo enable the country safely in [travel the way from war to peace. The individual eUi'/.eii can contribute no gi eater aid in this troublesonie journey than to lllainlllill and increase bis holdings of government s,-> uri ties lib is thus helping i.he whole country while ho helps ; himself by saving to assure his own eo?li unic .-lability. (In to cluirchhONt Sund.iv P. H. KENNEDY Dualer in Ren I 15?t rit o BIU STONI-; GAP, VA. i It yen d.sln I" l.s-.iii' in III? Slolii i|, I will.? full mi utc. S)|ioo)ii| ttti-utl.it givi'n lo |iin|i.it\ of neli-ivsi.|.,|itv ll jyoti ili'itln' 16 m-II lisi yoin |iro|x'tt\ iiiili HOW ABOUT YOUR FLOORS? Is their appearance as pleasing as you would like? Can they he cleaned as thoroughly is you would like? Or arc they troublesome and expensive, fe (pairing frequent refmishing? Floors need SHERWIN-WILLIAMS Klobrlac is a high rjuality waterproof finish for staining arid varnishing Honrs atom: operation, It preserves to the greatest extent the beauty ol the natural grain of the wood it is unlike iiiany stains which, although they look well when first put on. lose their brilliancy and fade <>ut niter short exposure. Floorlac is durable in color us well as in wear-resisting qualities. It will not show scratches or heel marks readily. Wc will be glad to talk over the question i>( floor iin ishes with you. Come in. THE MUTUAL PHARMACY 9/j/a/ Quality 'Drug Store BIG STONE GAP, - VIRGINIA Death of Mr. Ben C. Ferguson Mr. lionjnmin Oruig Ferguson died last. Saturday afternoon at six o'clock at (lie resideuee of his sister, Mrs. .lohn M; Goodloe, on Poplar Hill. Il<- had In-en in had hoalth for several mouths. Last .Inly In-was ill fur several days, and at that lime little hope was entertained fur his recovery, but he rallied, and shortly after? ward u .nt t.. Washington, D.O. to accept ii |?>-it ion with the (iovernmenl under the Civil Spr vice. Whire in Washington he underwent I wo opera! ions in an ell'orj to regain his health, and then returned to llig Stone Gap. He was confined to his |,od only tin.lav- liisl week) and while l he end w as a sudden one. it was not unexpected. Mi. Ferguson was horn at Oraig'svillui Augusta county. Vir., ..ii February 2(1, 1 Mi I. lie was educated in the public schnob id his native town, and spoiil hi- early life there. While yet a yolliig man. he made a profession of his faith in Hie Lifid Jesus Christ, and united with the Lebanon I'rcsbvicriaii hurch which was near his old ion,.-. After leaving school, he I toll.- I telegraph!, and scived s operator and stenographer for I,.-.!. ,v ?i. \t. Ii, He received i.'veral |>r.nt ioifs and lilled im ortant pij.sitibus as clerk in the llii'o of (his cpmpany. Ile tben ent to Mont ilia w here he on igt'd in btisintlss for several eai-S, For lite past few year iii- made hi - In inn- in I'.io tone Cap. II-- was ,,iie of the esl known eiti/.ens of the town. A'Crybody knew "I'nele lien" ? he' wits all'eclibnatelv referred it hv hi- friends, lie ptusessed i nit pirn.lid qualities of inindl nit heart., was a id.fill and | ' iii 11 companion, and was .h lio made a host of frien ?hevevtir he win. Hi- siiddedl ill v ducted from Ihn j'rosbyleriaii church on Tuesday morning at ten o'clock by 1,'ev. .1. M. Smith, am! the interment wit- made in < ile'ncoe ceiiiiilei i Protestant Episcopal Church.I ltt*i I . VV Uli-, in lli.nc.i-. v .. . i : usiiiil nexl Sunday : Sinn!.iv Sri.1 iii in a. in. ; Molding prayer at II. ! .'"!i. : spirit and in truth. j 'II. Were tin- iluys of (lie re corded app.Mian.? W difslis in 'Hie di-eiple- ?her his eineiig They were day- ul leneweil faith and Ol) it new In.p.-, ii hope i hal looked fni - ji.I v fulliliiienl in the s'.id i'..uiiiig of 111? ? ! Tlie-e are day- when the few ; Wlio ale dev..led In Seventh I lay j religion seem i" he in ii slain ..i j expectancy with both hdpe iijul F;l it-It play a huge part. ) 'I ii.-si- arc davs of uneerlaint v, j in w hieli w .? <l". ind know whal the morrow will (.ring forth, hut i w .? do not wait nn I he inorriiw . Uvo weil, for iIn- night is mining,; vyO htiild ..in hopes npoil the life lot' a resurrected Cliri-I puri-j (lying nurselves even as he is ' pure. W e lie purifying iuirsblves of I the I' lUit'tos Of belief, and of I lie uulrust Worthiness of present day I standards of living and conduct liug business, by living to alter 'men's hearts und minds along : pr.tetical lilies. I'l.v.-utli tiny is ib.- Sali '.,il. ..I' tin- Ur I thy Godl A daj >.i preparation} not for 10-j I morrow's business, but for the; j coilli ng Of I he Lord. HOME SERVICE WORK Home Service work of the American lied Cross will con? tinue not oul) ibrougli the pej riod of demobilization but also as a peace time activity ami will he expanded in some com munitiea to include others be? sides the families of soldiers and Bailors. This has been de? cided at the National Head quarters after a recent confer? ence of directors of civilian re lief wolle Iii tlio various ilivi. bioiis und Iii response Iii urgent requests which came from all over Iii? Uni(eH Stales. Tili? desire for Home Service work to continue, ami expand came particularly from, communities where theio are no other or guni/.ecl agencies for social ser I n t loir plain: for t he fill tire the lied Dross oilicials are es? pecially concerned to sei' that the service to soldiers1 ami sail? or-' families shall not he im paired; They will adhere lo the present policy of giving help only to those who ask for il ami lieyor going where the olVer of assist a nee is unwel? come. There will he also a scrupulous care to avoid dupli? cating or interfering with the woik which i- beitig done for social betterment liy any other agencies. May Day Festival. Don't forget the May Day festival to he held tonight n't ,-: In, at I he School building. lir-l Vti-Mon.tr> Pliy P.ver Itcjd in limn Saturday, May 6, 1910 A Missionary Play i By The Junior Auxiliary ??'.".-Mi-..,,,u, S,i,iv. Adults 35c Children 25c| Don't Fail To See It! Make vour Imvcle'a a \ \\ n-Cvlinder Mo cyelel For furtliier In? formation sec G. H. SHULER at Morris' Garage BIG STON E GAP, VA. i' 1 ^ ' ? ^^ ? * ' ??? -j T| Put Your Car in Good Hands nj No matter what worh you may want done on your car. you can rest assured that it will be properly done j if it comes to us. !Only the most capable men are employed by us, and carefulness is our motto. We treat every car we worft up- j on exactly as though it were our own. | We will gladly quote you prices on 1 storage with .'ull service or part serv ; ice. Or w? can give you service : without storage if you prefer. j Why not give us a trial and let the ; results determine futvire relations be ij tween us? Pay us a call and we can L gg talh it over. j. Nickels & Showalters D |] v, 4 1 rf Pi ^JP i " i I lSj Li b.:/; ? U pend greatly oh the kind of implements used. Wc hitvi the liest n( every Kind of (arming implements you mm want, ('.ill and sec <>ur Five and Fifteen Tooth dilti they rah he seen on display in front ol our store. Jm iyf/ I/ / ^ i Hamblen Brothers Parcel Post brings the service of as good a . Laundry and French Dry Cleaning Plain las can be .found anywhere, to your door. You will be surprised at what we can do With nianj inents that have been cast aside as useless. Send it last spring suit of dress, no matter in what condition it is '< cch'cd, we return it to you having all the appearance of f bran new garment, ; JOHNSON CITY STEAM LAUNDRY, Inc. "Sanitary and Oclerless Cleaners" I \W PAV RETURN POSTA?R. JOHNSON CITY.TENN