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|V0L. XXVII, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 27, 1919. No. 35 lAmerican Bolshevism Washington, August 22.?-The fdenticiti railroad labor bodi?R Iffliirh ihren Bummers ago re Ifiiied arbitration of their wago grfeinamls, issued u strike order, land llion ''eld a watch on the ?(jODCrCBfl of the United Stales until, 111ir? form of duress and jjust in time to avert the strike, that ('"tigress passed a bill pointing railroad wages, have returned to Washington. The total advance of all railway In bor ehargeB since that day has ?been |>1,200,000,000, on annual ^expenditure in excess of inter charges on our total war lit. riiis time again the Railway Hrotlvoihoods demand logisla lion, but a further wage ad mince 6f a billion is actually ihe least of their demands. The brotherhood's leaders now state that ('undress is to legislate the railroads, now under govern | meal operatlou and losing |i500, IHK),000 this year from the U. S. treasury, actually into govern, jnienl ownership. If this is not ?, labor leaders publicly threaten a nationwide strike, far more serious than that threatened ill 1010. They also make It clear ill jiutiiic statements that, (his itself ismerely u step to ward nation* nlixntloii of nil industry, wheth? er factory or mine or farm. III! oilier words, (lie control and; ultimate ownership not only of railroads biit of all little indue tiles il is proposed lo vest in ? (he xvorking classes.'" This was proposed in Russia, and lias been tested there during llii past two years, with results which are suulciohtly familiar lo any one able to read. I'hostart is the ??I'lumb plan." Ihin railway measure necks lo refinance &lS;otn,000,000 rail ??. n securities by government bonds (this total is nboiil ihn fourths of the total bonds of our war loan) thus eliminating all private capital. It would Combine all railroads ami ad minister them by a board equal? ly selected from labor, govern? ment and managers. It would divide excess profits between labor ami government; but a deficit would be born by the taxpayer. The board would deterhiine wages and. working hours. Lenirie and Trotsky in their Matement to Hussions proposed "handing over the large estates | lo the peasants." The brother? hood program proposes lo start by handing over the railroads to tlie wage-earners. The Klld-1 ?lau scheme provided for the "transfer of all authority to the Council of Workmen's and Sol 'hers' Delegates." The Broth Brhoods' Council will be con 'rolled by the brotherhoods. I.euiiie'8 policy enuuuiuted time and again "looked toward an| exclusively propelarint repub "c " Tlie brotherhoods are moving in the same direction. I hie of these revolutions was devised for ignorant Russia; the other has been proclaimed for the United States, which wi hold to be a highly intelligent! nation. There is no attempt to conceal the true state of affairs, I and it should be recognized that | our own country is face to face with the reality: Do we xvant! it Holshuvist America? if we| do, then the Railroad Brother; hoods olTer a program that is intended to speedily pave the| Way toward so-called "national i/atiou" of all industry. A few days before the broth? erhoods broke loose the Presi dent naked Congress to provide i a Federal Commission along the lines of the Interstate Com? merce Commission, with power to fix salaries of railroad wage earners. When a similar policy was entered into for the hand? ling of labor problems along these lines during the war or? ganized labor was immensely pleased, and most awards were satisfactory to the wage earn? ers. Even before the war, the brotherhoods made frequent de? mands upon Washington?ami they always not everything they asked for. Matters were made so easy for them that il is clear that the brotherhoods have come to regard Congress as "easy," and instead of re? specting it for its helpfulness, the leaders of these organiza? tions have become arrogant by, reason of their successes. This is evidenced by the comments of one of the labor spokesmen concerning the suggestion of President Wilson for a study of the railway problem. He says: "Tin; railroads will be tied up so light thai they will never run again if that legislation ist passed.'1' There is nothing in that state-1 incut, or iu the proclamation of] the brotherhoods that pretends I to deal with labor settlements | in the way recognized by law i and free civilized governments, i instead a demand is made upon ? the country for an entire change in its manner iu conducting its] affairs Congressmen tire ul-i ready beginning to bear from, constituents who do not propose, that the intercuts of 100,000,0001 people are to be held of less im? portance than the wishes of about one and one-half per cent. | of the population. Tbc Kai I road Brotherhoods, representing 1,500,000 men on all railways in the United Stales, have delivered an ulti? matum to the government that they will lie up till the trans? portation from coast to coast, to force another billion dollar wage advance, and at the same time compel the government to buy the railways and turn tbein over to the employes for their management. Members of Congress who ore astounded by the latest brother? hood ultimatum retrurd this plan as Bolshevism of the purest Kassian type. The government has hiQ-n very liberal in its treatment of railway employees, having increased their payroll [from $1,760,000,000 in P.U7 to $2,900,000,000 this year. This I is an increase in the payroll of ,1,150,000,000! The government has raised the average wages of railroad workers from $1,000 tu II,500 a year, and baa raised tho average of 100,000 of the better paid men to more than $2,000 a year. Thousands of the employes are now earning much more than the under of? ficials of the roads. Hut, in spite of this enormous inereuse iu the payroll, without u parallel in tho history of in? dustry, the leaders of the or? ganized forces uro now asking for a billion dollars more. This would bring the average wages of all employees; including un skilled as well us skilled labor, up to $2,000 a year. The work? ers in the railway shops who received a wage increase of $860,000,000 last your, are now asking for $210,000,000 more. The four train brotherhoods who have received $200,000,000 of increased wages in addition to the ?OO.OOO.OtHl awarded by the Adamsou law, are asking for $260,000,000 morn. Spokesmen for the employes officially notified the Hailroad Administration that the billion dollar increase of the past year is most unsatisfactory to the! men, und dot s not eunble them to meet tin- high cost of living. These union leaders have told the President that they must either have higher wages or ho must reduce tin1 cost of living. The director genoral of railroads 1ms pointed out to the employed that any further increase in their wages, after the very heavy increases of the past year, would only result in in creasing the cost of all produc? tion ami so raising the prices of nil necessities. j Government cHinials who are sincerely desirous of adequately Coping with the situation brought upon by war prices, and helping all working people to earn adequate wages, point out that the hulk of all cost of production in this country is the cost of labor, a id that ev? ery increase in wages raises the cost of production, and so raises prices to the consuming public. They show that the country will never gCt on u normal ba? sis of prices by continuous in? creases in wanes, winch simply raise all prices higher, Some of the more broad gUUgod labor loaders are of the same opinion, ami they are pointing out to their followers that constant increases in vvugee only react against the wage earners, and in effect make them profiteers on each others. Hut these con? servative labor leaders tiud it diflicult to get a hearing. The members of their unions are more ready to listen to the leaders who promise lo get higher wages for them. Gives Soldiers Vote Men Who Went to War Should Have Suffrage, Says Chase. Delegates; Unland K. Chase, j of Diekensoiii and K. A. Antler Bon j of Smyth, have ottered In the House a joint resolution amending section- 21 anil 22 of the Constitution for the re? lief of the boys who fought in the recent world war. They would amend section ?_'<! so that only (lie qualifications of hgeahd residence, us required in section Is, shall apply. They would amend section 21 by allowing the soldier who i-- so mi fort limite lis lo he unalde to prepare and mark hi- ballot to be aided in marking his ballot by stich of? ficer of election US he IlilllSOjf may designate. They would amend section 22 by placing the soldier- of the Spanish-American war and the world war on the same footing with I he soldiers of the civil war relative to the payment of poll taxes. "It is estimated thai 25 per cent of [lie white men alone who went from Virginia were unable to read and write,"' said Mr. Chase, "but if they were good enough to li";lit and die for their country, with siilliciont in? telligence to make good soldiers, they should, at least, be given the privilege of cast ing n ballot." ?Richmond Journal. The Mothers'Cl.ijh of the L. & N. in. i at the church August ID ut ?_' p. in. Plans were di - cussed for an ice cream supper und sljdes frora**tWr*< K. ('. were shown. Those attending were Mrs. i'atroii, Mrs.''Maltie ??tron, Mrs. T. C. Garrison, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. R. C. Itnr diae, Mrs. John Dun a way, Mrs. Dulanev, Mrs. J. A. Seaton,Mrs; 1. W. Livesiiy. Base Ball Exhibition Game. The most exciting game that as been played this season was ecu at Kcokee Saturday be? tween Kcokcc and Stonega, the linul resnlt being ?'> to I in favor >f Kcokcc. Lightning infiohl work on the pait <>f both teams were tin; main features, especial? ly was the work of Harrison on | econd base lor Kcokcc, who nfc. opted nine chances without nn| ?nor, handling some very dif? ficult grounders, Stillnitiu had] a credit of -eventeen putouts at lirsi base. The game started oil' look inj as if il would be a genuine, pitch er's battle and the fans were be,-1 ginning to think it would be miracle if a soorowas made. Hut Cotter; after going in great shape for three innings, weaken? ed in the fourth and Kcokee scored four runs by a walk and three SUCCCSSful hits. Smith, the lirsi batter up, fanned, but Stillman followed with a sillgh t" left. Duckies W'ttfl issued frei transportation. stillman wuti held ill third after Weimer singl? ed tu left by u quick return of] the ball. Hoi.' let Arnetle*s gle gel through him in right Held for three b'nSes -curing Stillllllill, | r.uckles and b'ouuor, and Arnette seined 11 minute later when Du \ ies hit safely to center. Kco? kee ulsoscored again in the sixth Oil rVnnor's double to lofl field and Arnette'- three base hit to right. Cullop'- work in the box was] something mit Ol the ordinary, and Stonega onl\ touched him] for two hits, .lacks,,n gettinj. them both. Stonega made I heir score in tin- seventh inning vrlieill Hall reached first on I'ehner'sl wild heave. .lucksoti singled t. left but was forced at second| when Laude- grounded to Harri? son, Hall going lo third, I'eu-] lief let Buckle-' perfect peg get away from him as Landes started j to -teal second, the ball rolling to cen ter field, letting I lall.re. ] Outside of the fourth and sixth innings (Jot lor pitched great kill, striking out nine of Keokci hitters. This is the llrSl deft lias met this season. < M her feat ores of t he game arc the fielding of Col I o way at ] short for Stonega and I he heav? ing hitting of Kenner and Ar-| UCttO lor Kcokee. K Kol? KK All It II I'D A hi I Harrison, 21i.I V 0 U U 0 Bliss. al> i it l l o| Smith, .i a n a 1 n I IStilliiiaii. Iii l 1 l l . n n lluckloa, c :t I I A ?I 0 Kenner, *t I ?; i :t ?.' ?-' Arnette, it 2 I ?.' 1 n 0 n.ivi.s, II . I n I a ii n ICullop, p. I n 1 o !! II Total ::i .'. n 10 ?-' ISTOXKOA aii i; II lai a K Hall. Sh. I I n I 3 il sell, lib Kuller, |l> I iiipiics? 111.int.hi anil SiowarL Uaau mi balls oir fill lop, 1 11 ..tt.i. I TilrCO base bit -Arm-tic. Two base hits?Kenner, Struck .nit by l.'ultop, 3; by ' otter, il Doitble plays?Harrison to Ketuler to Stillniall. Innings I 3 II I 5 6 .' S 0 It II K Kcokcc 0 0 0 4 0 I 00..V6 II 9 StoHi n^. 0 0 II11 n n 1 n II I J ; The Mothers' dlub and the (iirl Scouts, of Last Stone (lap. met at the school house August 20 at p. in. Plans for an ice cream supper were discussed and slides I from the A. U. C. were shown.. Those at tending were .Mis-,-- Viola Klliot, French Taj': lor, I Irena Hilly. Bciilall llilcs, Itllby rite wart, (irate Stewart, Nancy Castle, Anna ltose,Thelma Hood, "Bonnie Kollers,Eva Well-, Mncie.Giles, Esther; Stuart, l.a vada Lliles, Mrs. Sallie (Quails. Mrs. Mill, Mrs. Durham. Mrs Worley, T?te. ? ~~ lb ? .1Mother-' Olub of Appa ilachia,will give.m ico cream sup per at..the home of Ur. I'eters I August 20th. Boy Scouts In Camp! Monday evening, August 17th saw the scouts assembled under Acting Seoul master Dr. Karl Stoehr, and headed for Holsten Springs for a week's outing. They entrained lit Uig Stone Gap -tat inn and transferred at I late City loan auto truck which look them to their destination, Hot ston Springs. The camp site was soon locat? ed and the erection of critrips be? gan. Dr. Stoehr leuriicd some thine about how inucli talk can he consumed in erecting u couple of tents. The lire place had to he built of brick and iron : Mail? ing holes, and a source of grill) supply looked up. hut all this Was SUOII done and the boys found bathing -nit- comfortable and convenient. Dr. Stoehr was homesick by Tiiesdit) and sent for former Scoutmaster Bruce l*. Taylor, w ho ciiine mil from Bristol Wednesday and ?layoil during the rest of the trip. Wednesday was the big day. Three hie eat lish and four big bass und two turtle- besides an ample supply of hi", red eves tilled Die larder full for supper. And the boys were hungry, be e?u-e they had only hud soup and bread for dinner. Thursday brought soirnw lot been nip when i Mho Hisel had to go home |o help his father carve the beef lot Dig Stone Gap's Sunday tlinuei and (leorgo Goodlob became homesick to soo his mother and bolted camp. Kdgur Kennedy was Hie cham? pion niii-11 maker, li-h ami turtle dresser, etc. While he waa dresing o ii r liuest tintlo Dr. Morison eanie along und showed the boys and grown-up t lie i ept tie's heart in act inn. I lid you ever sec'a hetirl beul'.' Did ydjj ever euiiiji with the scouts? If not both jire inter esting experiinenls. Arthur Kostiir,the most orderly of -emits, tried ill Vai Ii Iii keep ihi- camp in order and Italpll Showslter was Hie couriei to the city travelling -wiftlv on his good wheel. The big lisherineii were Luth? er Milium, .lim McCormick and I '.it Vovell. They rustled inin liows and ran the nut lines fuith-l fully and brought to canm many a delicious catch. Did yoit ever see a buy swallow a loaf of bread, iliiuce a while ami sqilccl for more. Well, come out to en in i.neliuie when Carl l>an!;s is on the job. 'The big I'mn hunter is Onrl Knight. He knows just where they are but can't get lliem to come to camp. .1 no I iill v, a new recruit, is gentleman of the camp. lb sleep- out loud und an one knows how his nmt her ever get- h?ll nut of bed. '?t'oochie" .bine- is ihe big melon scout. He can hear a melon wagon coining when it is half a mile away. He w ill nev? er starve beeil use he can eat enough at one meal In last him n week and it's a |nior scout that can't gel up one meal a week and Cooehie is a good one. The camp's neighbors are Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Alsover with about a hundred hoys und girls. They live just- below us on tin river and we visit bed; and forth several times daily. I Where does (lie time go to? Nobody knows but at all ill once it,is Saturday. < 'mups is broken and we are on our way back to tlie Gap w ith all the joy-. Long j will live in the memory of the -emits the quiet t'.'i camp, the big river and har)py times .it ('.imp llolstoil. The Mothers) Club, of East Stone Gap, will give an ice |creuni supner at the school grounds Saturday evening, Au? gust 29th. Kvery one is corilial Ily invited to attend, Edward Hatcher Ould Dies in New York. Mr. K. Ii. Ould i- .load. The ond came quietly and peacefully in the sanatorium at Clifton Springs, New York, la-t Satur? day morning at 11:110. His daugiiter, Miss Maud Ould, Was wiili !? iiii when lie passed away. A letter had just enntc'from Mrs. Ouhl at Itoauoke. This wiis rotid to him,the daughter had left Hie room and the nur-e had COIUO ill when Mr. Quid suddenly sank into a stupor, and almost in? stantly breathed his last. It Was known here that Mr. Ould had been in tailing health for many months, but new- of his death flushed here Saturday afleinnon wa- in the nature Of a de. idod shuck, ->> totally unex? pected w a- i!. The body wa- accompanied by Miss Maud Ould to Washington, where -he was met by her filth, er'- bi-.thei , Dr. Ould; of Lynch lung. They arrived here Mon? day on tin- Interstate and a*ore met b\ Mrs. K. II. Ould from Kounokc, Eugene Uuld, who was in Norton when ho received hew of In- father'- death and had gone to UOiiuoku to uccompaiiy Mr-, t )nl.I here ; Mrs. I'orkiiiV, nf T.vnchhuig, a sister of Mr Ould, his niece, Mr-. Showaller, id Lyuclihurg; Mrs! I.. NV. Smith, of Uichmond, Mr-. Ould's sister, and her brother, Mr. Cole, 01 Krcdcricksbtirg, and Mr. Uiyno, of koanoko, a long lime friend of the fnniilv, and Mrs, Eugoiic Ould, of Lyuclihlirg, a sister-iu la? lit Mr. "i till.I The funeral party went to the home of Mrs. (Hover Wood, a niece of tin- deceased, where they remained for several hours I to fore going !?> the Methodist church, where funeral services were held. The funeral address wa- in nie |>y ib,. pastor of the church, Uev. X. I',. Kandall. The pall bearers were: M r. Lavne, of Itouuoke; Messrs. I'.V. Lou 11. A. V\ Lilts, II. ii. (iilinei, t!lover \V.I, Dr. It, I'. < 'arc and -lohn I.ittoll of Norton ; and Mr. (tcirfgo Taylor, of l?g Stone (Lip. the ilower bearers were: Messrs. W. I:. liYird, II. It MoColgan, V. ?. Kline, I'. D. lireev.r, II. K. Ilya l, Ii. I.. Dainoron; .1. A. Itiimi, VV. <'. Cruig, ami .lohn llorsenitiii. I'hc ushers were: .lav I.its und ilurr'y Mc< 'olguu. The liortil tributes, coining from ?II parts of the state, were maiiv and beautiful. A mass nf roses coniplctoly covered the casket. A beautiful impressive solo, "The Half IIa- Never Vet Heeu Told," was -nag by Mr-. Wren, of l?g Stone Hap. '-t'ome Ye Discoiisidiitc." mid "Abide with Me," wa- rendered by the choir. ??Vr-.iw fold's Weekly. NOTICE! To Hie voters ol (he Itlchmoiiil Mansie, rial I (.strict of w Is.- County After receiving nnniemiis Milicii.ilioiis from a large number el tin. voters of the illstricl I have consentedto iiiako the race for Buporvisorof this district to lai voted for In llie November election, mm, sub? ject to the itctidu of the Republican dele? gation In this district, t respectfully Mi li.lt tin- sup|Miri of all I he volcrs in llie district, ami If I no elected I shall en doavor to fulfill tlx- iliillosof this olllceoii a business baaia and for the best iiilercat of tin- district, Respectfully, A 1.. Wi l l , aug*!. Itig Sioiic Hup V i Camping Party. Mr. and Mrs. It; P. Alsovor, Mrs. J. L McCormick ami the following yoting people spent several days the past week very pleasantly at their camp ??Si'ntle-a-While" on Hie Hol St on : Misses Helen McCormickj Evelyn Alsovor, Uuth Smith/, Louise Dorsel), Eleanor l.tius ford, and Prances Suyors. Elmer Burchlield, Robert Als? ovor, Prank Buyers, Lewis und J limes McCormick-. The Girl Scouts, of I he L. A N. give tin- fourth nursing dem? onstration at the Mothers' Olub, August 10 at 'l p. in. Miss Georgia Sea ton gave the dem jonstratiou.