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WKDNKSDAY, MAY 28, Hill? PnbhahpO Brer; W(.ii>r.?livj- l>r the WISE PRINTING COMPANY. lt;ror|inrnteit GILBERT N. KNIOHT. - editor. LINDSEY J. HORTON. Aris't Editor On., Vonr. - SI.SO Six Montho, - ,76 Thron Months. - .-to Kilter."! Recording lopoitsl rr^iitiilimm ?t the ]wi?t nfttco ?t lllft Stone 0?p MUCO (MiiI-oImm matter A Diplomatic Triumph. Tln> American diplomatic de? legation ai the pence conference lias obtained the niost sweeping acknowledgment hf the Monroe Hoc-trine ever accorded il I))' a group of foreign power- acting in concert. In the League of Nations' agreement, at least in the olllciul summary of the docu men!, we read these word? : The covenant does, not alleet Hie Validity of international en? gagement s, sunli as treaties of arbitration or regional under? standings like the Monroe Doe. trine, loi securing the mainten? ance of peace. This i- Iii.- ft i s I lime in history that an international CYnigross has ever spocilically recognized the Monroe Docliine a- an ac? cepted ?'rcgioiiiil undei-landing,'' for it covers tie- SVesibih llemis pill-re, which i- rather large '?region.'* At the Hague ami Algecirus conferences the AiiiCri ean Jolegales sighed with resor vatioiis hf Iheii own lo Hie ell'ecl that American participation Hierein should not he considered as abrogating tin- policy of non? interference a- laid down in the Monroe Doctrine, hut that was no recognizing aol upon the part of the other nations represented. i if course, the Monroe Doc? trine was enunciated with (he lactil support and eneonrag.eul of Cleat Itritniu, ivhieh nation has about as much land in this Hemisphere to prntocl a- we have, Imt European nation- had never previously openly acknow? ledged tin- presidential proclama? tion us having the weight and sniictioll which should he attach? ed |.> recognized international policies, Now, by Hie League Nations' covenant, il is specifi? cally acknowledged, As the Springfield Republican says -'if there are s| i|| Mliuuiplls of di? plomacy,' tliis is one.'' Local Improvements. fin- successful business man must base his life upon honei and integrity. lieyoud und outside of these, he must have the compound of initiative, Og H i ess i veil ess. deter mi nut ion, practicability und vision which America, in her love for con? densation, has chosen to style | "pep." The successful, wideawake Olid prdgrOnSive town must pos? sess the same qualities, It must have the judgment to realize that its prosperity and growth depend on the home ad? vantages ami business advant? ages which it can offer. And it must have vision enough to see Hint expenditures which sc? enic these advantages are not an extravagance, but an asset. Money spent in local improve, moots such as public buildings, schools, good roads, sew or s, city wafer, vjas and electric buht, is in.nicy well spent. Un? dertaking any of these Improve? ments is like making an excel? lent investment, which is bound to return dividends. The gain to the town reacts to the com? fort and benefit of every citi? zen. Who wants to live in a town without "pep," a town which drugs out its monotonous exia tenco without growth or im? provement? When the ques? tion of a local improvement comes up, stand behind il, "boost" it, work for it, vbtb for it. Install local improvements, and you will soo your town sought by business enterprises anil manufacturing. It is up to you, Mr. Citizen. Stand up for locnl improve, ments first, last and all thn time, nntl you will help make your honte town a desirable place of resilience and a pro gressive business center. The Cost of Food. Congressmen returning from Cleat liritain assure us that food i* cheaper there than in I lie Unit? ed States. Intelligent renders knew this before, hill the import? ant tpicsiion is what can bo done to remedy the situation, l ood dealers have made enormous pro? fits dliritlg the war. they ate in inritly cases increasing their gains now. They have the whip hand and the public has to pay. Gov ernmciit.il regit la I ion of t In- pi ice of f.1st nil's can hardly work, but a system of regulation lot dealer- in food.lull's, both whole? salers nui) retailers, under a style of license Byslcill, with I'ru rjiienf inspections might help some. The jjeople have n rigid to oa|.t at all I iines to secure food at a reasonable price with? out profiteering and one of the duties nf ;i capable government is to jfee that they gel it. If mouthers of the Sixty-Sixth congress reali/.e all that the nu tioil expects of lIn iii they are probably slinking in their shooa. The day is Coining when all of Us who can alford trips to Europe will engage out passage in an airship. Besides sp.I we shall probably got good vetltila tioll. Almost lb.ily things that have not gone up in price are Thrift Stamps and War Sa\ lugs Stamps. Take note that tdloy are still to he had at Ihe same old figures Tliq Treasury Department has I.n urged to coin a half. cent piece. If the petitioners can point to anything that can be bought for a half cent now. a days, the Treasury will prob, ably give their request some consideration, He thankful that your income does not amount to $ h,00ti,00p. If it did you would have to pay ftfQO.OOO, income tax. And you would probably worry no much about Ibis that you could hot enjoy tin' remaining $300,000. If j on think making the Ver smiles peace treaty was a sim? ple matter, just try your hand lit composing some little neigh? borhood difference. Vpu will come nut of it with a new sense of the complications of peace. Until the luxury lax came in. to effect, perhaps you did not know that candy, ice cream, chewing gum and face powders were luxuries. Yon will not, however entertain any doubts on this hand for some time to come. I f we compare life upon the farm now to what it was fifty years ago shall wo find a won. derful increase in its conve? nience and comfort to the farm or. Improvements in fanning machinery have made the work somewhat loss strenuous, and improved methods of farming enable better results to be pro? duced with loss effort. Hut the greatest amelioration in condi? tions comes from the rural free delivery, and the telephone and the automobile. These nave put an end to the farmer's isola? tion. He is now a member of the community, and u promin ent one. Whatever the weath? er conditions, news of the world comes to him regularly, and he1 in in immediate touch with neighbors and friends. i There are many more luxur lies in (Trance than in thiscoun i try. Where anthracite coal is $80.00 a ton, butter $1.40 a lb., beefsteak .ft.00 and up, eggs |fl eo a dozen and milk 20cents jo quart, these must all be reck J oned us luxuries. Statistics show that, there are more than 10,000 unfortunate little children in Virginia that still must be Saved, and the Children's Hoino Society of Virginia is working hard to fnl lill its groat object. Tint home now overcrowded, und there are more than 1,100 children can il for by the society. New ipinrters must !>?? provided, and money secured with wfiich lo meet t b e current expenses. From dum- 1(1 to people in every section of Ihn Bliilo will be usked to contribute |i..n,ono for this pur peso. In- Cream Supper. The (Jirl S'-mits and Mothers Club at the Southern will give an Ico.Cream Supper at High l.md Park on next Saturday evening, nomiuoncing at eight o'clock. Everyone cordially in? vited to attend. fo Whom it May Concern. I have seid my interest in the Kelly Dritg Company lb I>r. Kurl Stoebr, who will aBStlinu all obligations mid pay all in? debtedness of the Company and collect all debts and accounts due the (lompany. Sinned: J. W. Kr.u.v. NEW ERA IN THRU I [IA.BITS A new era in the handling of the domestic lltihnchs of the American people, ami a chang? ed attitude to favor the habits of tlnifl is seen by Postmaster < I K I iilly . of I.ig Stone ( lap, in the menial poise of purchas? ers of government Thrift and War Savings Stamps through the postollico department. "The educational campaign on thrift conducted by the govern? ment has been a wonderful help," said Postmaster t iilly, and I am confident that peoplo are absorbing tin' fundamental ideas of till ift. "In these days of peace \ eo ple have assumed a sane, pi r" severing altitude in their pur? chase of government savings stamps. Those who hastily, and impulsively sought the stamps seem lo have disappear? ed from our counters. " I'he recent buyers have held on i" their stamps ami have1 Shown no evidence to redeem them at an early dale. 1 inn convinced that this is due t<> the fact that they have recog? nized lIn- benefits of steady, systematic savings, for their own good and for the advance? ments of those they love. "Chance remarks that have come to me strengthen these beliefs, 1 could mention numcr t us instances of people who have saved money this year for perhaps the fust time in their lives. From being a people of lavish spenders, it would >ecm that we are learning the wis? dom of thrift. Any movement, isuch us thdgovernment savings campaign, which teaches thrift, i-. bound to do good. People who see the sense in thiu want to save?and they invest their savings in Thrift und War Sa vings Stamps." From every view point the farming class of this country is in better sbtrpe now than at any period since the civil war. More people own their homes ami lit llo farms, more are free from the yoke of bondage indicted by burdonsome debts, more are becoming independent each year by making a comfortable living for their families, more are waking up to the necessity of giving their children better educational advantages, and withal prosperity anil content? ment seem to prevail through? out the country, I.et progress still be our watchword. PROCEEDINGS OF COURT The following is a list of those convicted at tiiis term of United States Court for violation of the internal revenue laws: Elbert Caotrell, plea of guilty. .1. D. Stallard. ?KHlfiuo anil 00 daya. .lohn B. Fuloher, $1W fine ami costs. Harnes Collier, ?confine ami 8 months. J. It. Kaanake, plea of guilty. Palmyra Stallard. ?mtlnu Henry P, liulihard. flOO line ami costs. Itobftrt II. Holling, ?IOO lino uml costs. Ilaacomb H. Cox, one year in Atlanta penitentiary, Kuraatua l'hi|ipa, $100 line Tii.is. Coihell, MA (Ine It. C. Oothell, MO Hie, SI. T. Kiser. four months anil 4100 line. Ituliert lluliliai-d, si-.ty days and tlOf tine. Klora Hume. MOO Rue ami cnsla Dowoy r. Whcacal:, find One. Kenia' Stanley, four Months and M"" line McKinley Heal, three months and j'inn hue. Polly Gibson, Tuui .nths and iin" line. Alfred Sall/er, &A line i isear I'auuell. }55 flae, A. II. Stallanl. line year and one day in Atlanta penitentiary. Wiley SluCoy, four month* and M00 fine. tJ. I. Cotton, |2A line ?I SI. Ingle, ono yoai and one day in Atlanta penitentiary. Joa. Tollver, four months ami $100. tine, Ira Kearney, finir months and $100 line Steve* I'asscll. four mouths and MOO line. T.J. Kiser, three mouths. Kdgar Head, four months and M00 line. William Seavey. three mo lit hs. healer Wnlknp, three months. Otha Karnett, one year Nalhloual Training School. .lohn Harmon, four mouths und * um*? line. <vi itiekeii. ??_?.-, flue, J, A Kltgore, four monttu and ftoo Hue. I. Ii Hampton, four Months and |I00 line. Patrick Oijuinn, four month- and MOO line. MeKinley Kisei, foUl mouths and MOO fine. Among the civil cases thai were taken up after the conrl had linished the criminal docket, vvas thai of Frazicr, vs., Inter? state Railroad which was thtowu out on demurrer. The railroad company wits represented by Bullitt & Chalkloyand the plain? tiff by Worth ? Worth. The case of Stanley vs. Virginia Iron, Coal ?V Coke Company was ilis. poseil of ill the <ame way. The case of Orley (loodo vs. Virginia l.cc Company, of St. Charles, resulted in a hung jury. It was finally compromised ami the plaintiff was awarded a com? pensation of .f 1,500. The case of Matliews vs. the Stonega Coke & Coal Company I was compromised before it came up for trial and Matliews was awarded $1.000. The last damage suit mi dock let i- that of Hartley vs. Speed I Mil nk in which is now in progress ami will probably reach the jury some time today. Gels Service Cross. Corporal Frank Alluian, of this place, was notilicil this w eek by the War Department that he hail been awarded a distinguish? ed service cross for ext raordinary heroism in action at Beaumont, France, November Sth, 11)18. In speaking of the citation the letter says: Corporal Allmail and a comrade were .severely wounded by the explosion of a shell. Corporal Allmau admin islered first aid to his conipanion. refusing medical attention to himself. He then carried the wounded man through the heav? ily shelled town to a dressing station. Although again woun? ded by machine gnu tire, he con? tinued to assist the man, refus? ing medical attention until his comrade had been attended to." The Quartermaster General of the army has been directed to forward the cross to him and he will receive it within a short time. Gets Prize of $2,50 in Gold. The Red Glove, which the management of t h e Aniuzu Theatre hid lust week and oll'or ed $2.50 in gold to the party finding it, was found under a seat in the theatre Saturday night by Miss tithel T?te, of East Stone Gap, and sh^ was presented with the gold piece. "lied (Hove" i> Hie name of a serial picture which started at the Ahiuxu Saturday night and, judging by its initial showing, promises to be a thriller through? out. WANTED TO BUY? Locust piim IS inches long, two inches stpiaro or round. Parties who can furnish same write nr apply to E. G. Huck, Big Stono Gnp, Va. AMUZU THEATK Wednesday (TODAY) HARRY CAREY IN JACK i'OUP'5 GREAT PRODUCTION "THREE MOUNTED MEN" Prices:. 10 ai">d 20 cents| Amuzu Theatre THURSDAY (Tomorrow. The crowning achieve ment of "America's Sweetheart" Mary Pickford in "Rebecca of Matinee and Night Prices.10c and 20c Phone- 97 REAL ESTATE AGENTS Big Stone Gap, Virginia Sole Agents for K. B. Whitridge, Payne Heirs and John Fox, Jr. Business and lies-, jidence lots; also acreage property facing the [public ioad to East Stone Gap for sale. Write or call on us for prices and terms. 1 will destroy the Potato Bug and at the .same time keep the plant healthy and vigorous. Can be used in powder form or fixed to spray. Full directions with each package. See The Mutual Pharmacy Big Stone Gap, Va. SHERwiN-WgLu/tm Products LARGEST MAKEHS iNSECTiCiOES IN THE WORLD