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WKDNKSDAV, JUNK II, 101? r>ibli?hcd Iiror/ Wcilncwlny by tb? WISE PRINTING COMPANY. IneoVpuratod QIUHBRT N. KNIGHT. - Editor. Ul NOSEY J. HOrtTON. Ans'l Editor Olio Vsnr, Six Months, Three Month*. SI'BO .70 .40 ICntenxl ncoortlluti t.. postal regulations ?t tbo posl-oftlcu at Hl? Storni Qapuaeo oud-olftM mattet Reclaiming Waste Lands. At the clone of Hie Civil War tint Unite.I Slates possessed il Western public domain which seemed almost boundless il? ex? tent. Many of the soldiers, accus, touted by their military experi mice lo an out of-doors lifo, felt the eall of the land. 111 lai gtl numbers they took tip govern tnent claims mid devoted Ihem-i selves to n fanning life. t 'in grout army, also coming! hack from a vigorous out of-1 doors life, is likely to reel tho same call. Secretary I,alle, reitti'/.illg that we have not the desirable pub? lic lands of forty llitee yearn ago, wisely purposes the rec? lamation of waste lands owned by t he government, to furnish the soldiers with the opportuni? ty of becoming farmers or fruit? growers. Tho Secretary slates Mint there are over two hundred mil? lion acres of waste land in the United Slates capable of such transformation. They consist of arid lands requiting irriga? tion for fertility, swamp lands requiring drainage, ami cot over forest ureas, needing fur 1 her clearing. ' Bringing these lands to use? fulness would require a large expenditure of money, but tin der good administration would give an immediate opportunity for labor, and would eventually provitl many thousands of sol? diers with their own farms. It would also add materially to the national wealth If he confers a benelit :,> humanity who "makes two blades of grass grow where one grew before," certainly a plan which makes land hitherto useless grow valu? able products also benefits Imm? unity. I lie Privileged Objector. Itcliiruiiig A.rien.11 soldiers are inclined to be critical about the politeness witn which so called conscientious objectors ate being treated. And their attitude seems t.? be, in a meas? ure, justified. They have heard and lead abundantly about the apprecia? tion with which America has viewed their heroism in the face of hardships, too heavy for bias, phciuy and dangers too apalling for description. And now they uro beginning lo look for the proofs of it. Ami When they le.un that UL. Objectors base lit. released from Camp l''u list tin with an honorable discharge, they begin to Mispecl that -nine one ItnH been kidding them. It Is hoped t list I the disposi? tion of the railroads will im. prove tin disposition of travel crs, which has suffered severe? ly under government owner ship. The Gentians style the con? ditions of the peace treaty "ruinous." We wonder how they would describe, the condi? tion in which they left Belgium and northern Franco. ...??..... 1 While the soda fountains exist the United States will nol be en? tirely dry. It will only have a different wetness. The saloous will run until 1 July 1st, and then the saloon J keepeita will ruh, Town Election ; The election held in Big Stone Gap on yesterday for thi> seleo. Ition of town officials for the ' next two years resulted in the election of the following: Mayor ?W. J. Horsley. j Sergeant -Marshall Belcher. ! Treasurer;?P. Hi Kennedy. Council ?J. H. Wnmpler, A. ? K. COtnptou, W. J. Bodgers, .! 0. Mitchell, SV. T. Goodloc, \V. I J. Smith, VV. W. Thy lor ! Only six coune.ilmen are elected hut IV. .1. South and VV. W. Taylor each received the I same number of votes and it j \\ ill he decided later which one ! will serve, ; Following is the number of votes each candidate received; mit maVOIt W. j. Horsley IM3 I Henry Taylor i"'i j W. T. Hudgon* !l7 POII SKIIOK \ n't Marshall Belcher I?>' Charles Muhon 77 P. M. Beasor 17 A P Hood :> B C. Colvtird I POIl TltKASfltKl:. P II Kennedy 1711 W I?. Biinn i||o fnl! i llI'M ll.. .1 B Wnmpler i n A. K. Compton I 10 w .1 Bodgcrs I Ml ,i c Much.'ii ita W T. < loodloe Hi7 W J. Smith . Idl \V; W. Taylor i"i Owen Mlisoti Oil W S Milhi BO It. W. FluiiOry SO W. W. Nickels SM Call Session Chase Reports That All But Two Republican Legisla? tors Sij'tt Petition. With nineteen SouatiVrf and sixty -is delegates having al? ready signed the petition for the call session of the Virginia Leg? islature to take action on the state highways question, infor? mation from Richmond and oth? er places indicate lhat the other places indicate lhat the other lignum res necessary to call tin .i"ii ?. ill In- in hand short I \ , according to statements made by Henry Roberts, highway chair? man of ihe Bristol Chamber of < loliiinerce yesterday, Former Stale Senator Bolund K. Chase, of Dickeuson.By, Va., -topping in Bristol for a sliorl lime Saturday en route In hi.- home from attending a ses? sion of ib.- Virginia Supiomc Cotirl at W\ tbeville, Va'., called "ii Mr. Roberts to cotifei with hint in regard to this call ses. -i..ii. Mr. Chase i- ill present the member of the House of He legates front the counties of Dickeuson ami Wise, and had I.n requested by Mr. Roberts to get all tin- Republican mem? bers of the House and Senate to sign the petition I'm the call session. Mr. chase reported that all the Itcptlblican Senators bad signed the petition, and all hill two of the members of the house. Within the last few .lav- he had received telegrams from Mr. Flanagan, of Montgomery coun? ty, and Mr. Dickeuson, of Floyd comity, saying thai they bad signed, this leaving only two ineiiihers of the House on the Republican side not beard from Mr. Wright, o l Buckingham county. Mr. Chase hail jn-t received a letter from Mr. Wright saying that he was will itig lu sign on condition that the OXtrfl session he held at once. Mr. Chase succeeded in local ing Mr. Cornctt Friday and so hopes to have tin- -.did Republi? can delegation lined up for (he extra session within the next tew days.?Bristol Herald Cou? rier. t Woodcraft Club. l.tgb?irarl 1 la ii. I Thursday, next week Kleefooi Uaiut Tuesday, next week lllatefoot Arrow Hand Krhlay, next week IIUckl'.K.t Band . Wednesday, next week Snow Peak Hand. Monday, next .v . l. Venus und Jupiter shine close and brillititit in the early even? ing. It is strange lhat we are not obliged Iti pay a luxury tax for having two evening stars. MASS MEETING CHOSES j CANDIDATES FOR COUNCIL The Voting Men's Club turned lover it- mooting las) Kriilny l<> a I mooting of I ho voters in the' 'town in choose nominees for town council at the ejection held i oil yesterday. i Ii was mtide dear from the stnrl Dial at this meeting nomi? nations other than those made by the two committees appoint? ed by the club wer.' oimui. Unfor? tunately the slate drawn up by llu< Club ?as regarded as being llnnl by many who wore present. I)es|?ite thi-'atlitmlo Ihn e nth er unminniious were made. After the votes had been cast and conuled the tollers, Messrs. .Ine Potter, II. S. lienjamin and Win. A. Stuart, declared the following men :is the choice of tlie meeting: Messrs. K. A. Com pi on, .1. II. Waui|der.W. T. Gondloo, W. .1. Smith. Mr. Kogels and Mr. Noel were endorsed by the club, as their on iocs were the only ones printed on the tickets. DICKEN SON COUNTY NEWS Preeliiig, Va., .lime 7.?Adam II. Kondrick's litt le one-year-old sou drank kerosene, and lor sev? eral hours its life was des|iaired of. Tlie services Of a physician coilItl not be had, and after the alarm had been given the heigh borhood Silges gathered in. and after putting their heads togeth? er administered various remedial agencies, perhaps with a degree of eflieaCV', but the potency lay in the fact that the child did not take a spoonful or so much of the litpiitl, Pitz s. Beverly has gone to Koriikcr, where he will join an engn.ring corps in-the employ? ment of the Witter lumber peo? ple, lb" was with this parly at the Breaks in the lower section of Dickcnson county hist season. fleet wood ? Havocs went to Jenkins, Kv., a lew day- siiico, where he has employment with the Consolidated Coal and Coke i Joinpiiny. The tanners are quite busy ai this writing, having their hands full, a^ the continuous, rains of the latter part of May delayed upct aliens till I hey tire behind. S o in e are not done plant - ing corn yet, but they prefer to speak of the matter its "after*' patches. Mr-. Mary J. Lipp- (Polly) is temporarily disabled is the re? sult of an injury she sustained from a fall Home I line -inc... Muse- Moore made a visit to his -en at Shelby, Ivy., some lime ago, when he became indis |M)sed, ami has not been able to return home. He is past -even? ly, and wa- somewhat enfeebled when he made the trip. i Elopes To Cumberland Gap. Lloyd .1 Mahalley and .Miss Bonnie Cnwood, of ibis plnco, quietly slipped aw ay to Cumber? land, Clap Saturday night where thoy were married at the home of 'Squire Brooks at 11 o'clock, using the impressive ring ceremony They w ere, no compaiiiod by Koben Mahalley and Mr. ami Mrs. 1.. J. Kirk, returning .to the (lap Sunday night. The bride und groom are only 17 and IS years of age. hence their seeking the historic Mecca ill Tennessee. The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs t'has. Mahalley and is employ? ed with Kox ,V Peck, civil en? gineers, at this place. The bride is the attractive (daughtor of Alex Cawood, ftromnn on the Southern Bailway. They are stopping al the home of the groom's parents. The Post joins their many friends in Kig Stone Gap ill wishing them along and happy married life. IMPORTANT All personal property assess? ment blanks, togethei with in come blank-, left with taxpayers of the town, must be tilled in ami returned to me by June 18th, otherwise such persons will be assessed hy commissioner as pro vi led bj law. S. B. Jksskr, Com. Kevonuo, Adv. Big Stone (.lap, Va. Base Ball ? I j Norton, V?., .lone 7th.?In 'one or the most exciting ?;iiiin.-s ever played on the grounds here ..Norton defeated Dorchester to-, day 7 to :i. The features of the gante were the piddling of Fleming for Nor? ton, who pulled himself out of several bad places. In lift it in- j hing with three men nit base, and none out he st mid; out the ue.M three men: also tin- hitting of Smith I'm- Dorchester, and the hitting ami base running of Me ?'nil for Norton, w ho in the tilth inning after Scoring two men with a cletlll single, then stole, second, third und home lying the score. i: it K Iior. hrxtoi ii ii 0 ii :t ii ii ii ii Ii'11' I Norton . 0 n n o !l II I II > 10 I lt.itt.-ri, s Noiton-Fleming .v MeColgan lion-healer Smith * Ktthhlii* Young Men's Club Meets as Usual. There will he tt meeting Of Ihe Yotinu Men's Club n( the Min iirnl Motor Company, Friday evening at fit.'IO p. in. All citi y.ens tire cordially invited, Receives Service Cross. Corpoial Frank Allmaii, of ihis place, w ho was notified sev- . oral day- ago by tin- War De? partment lhat bo had been awarded a distinguished service cross for extraordinary heroisiu in action at Beaumont, France, on November loth, is now in re? ceipt of this much coveted tro? phy, ami takes much pride in -bowing it to his many friends here. Although Frank was fo vi lely wounded at the time, he has nhnul fully recovered and enjoying splendid health, and lias lieen working al his usual occupation ror several weeks. Rev. A. .1. Wolfe has I.i elected as principal of the Drill gannon High School for the en? suing year and has accepted. Mrs. Wolfe, who is remembered as one of the most rtlicossful und popular teachers ever connect? ed with the Shoemaker College, will he associated with her hits hand in the Dungnnnnu school. They are spending the summer in South Dakota, where liny, Wolfe will be pastor of a church. 11 nie < !ity Herald Misses Cornelia and Atirclin Christy arrived in tin-Cap V m da) night for Rudford, where ihe) I nive In en unending ihe Slate Normal for the past \ ear. They wen- accompanied by their aunt, Mrs. M I,. Knight, who will spend some limn here visiting her s.James Knight, who has a position with the Stoiiegu Coke iS: Company. Mrs W. B Kinder and little daughter, Willie B., Mrs M. V. Wells, Miss Boso Hamilton, of Kingsport, Mrs V'ilas Wells and Mr. and Mrs. W. I,. Jones mo tore.I to Norton Sunday after? noon and spent a few hours visiting relatives at the. Ailing toti Hotel. The young men of the Cap have issued invitations to a large number of people in the adjoining towns to il dance to bo given to-night (Wodhosdnyj at the Monte Vista Hotel. l ite music for the occasion will be furnished by Williams' orches? tra, of Kentucky. Protestant Episcopal Church. Ilev I '. W, jitiu in Charge. Service next Bumla) - Holy Communion a I !):!lo o'clock, a. m. No Sunday School, Baccalaureate Sermon at the Public School l,\ Rev. K. A. I Bich, of Qrali'ain, Va. ^^^^^^^^ EXPERT Service as we /understand it means that we equip your car withFirestoneTires. Such a service means "Most Miles per Dollar," as well as most riding comfort per mile. You will find us efficient,cour? teous, and always ready. J. A. MORRIS Bip Stone Gap. Va, THE UNIVERSAL CAR We arc experienced, and know how to give service to the owners oi Ford ears. Wo have the same methods, machilicfy and skill that they have in the Ford Factory, and we use the same Parts made by the Ford Motor Com piny. Ford owners are doubly guaranteed by us as to thb reliability of our service on Ford cars. Don't try to do it yourself, bring your car hero. Incidentally we arc getting a few Ford cars ami arc able to make fairly good deliveries. Touring ? ;ir. ??"?'_>'>. Uunatioilt, tW> O'noTWi Truck ? Ii; nIr, *n?O|'i,t'oii|tB, tjiKiO; s.-.l .n. ?TT.'. Tin*" price* r. o. Detroit. Mineral Motor Company Bid S I UM . IUP, VA. I job printing! Don't think'you are getting REAL job print in;, just because, you arc having your work done at a "printing office." Investigate and learn lor yourself that there is a vast difference between real job printing ami "just printing. We are prepared to do REAL PRINTING Not only because we have the equipment, but because we possess the "know bow." Our long experience and knowledge in the printing business enables us to handle job printing on a saving basis. We will share this saving with you and will guarantee every piece of work turned out in our plain. Will you bring that next job to us and have it done right? No long waiting for the finished product. We do things "Now." jj| WISE PRINTING COMPANY I Incorporated \j Big Stone Gap, Virginia jj South-West Insurance Agency Incorporated Fire. Lite. Accident and Casuality In surance. Fidelity and Other Bonds Heal Estnto and Commission Brokers. IMG STONE ?AP, VA.