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Wages--Our Greatest Item
of Expense Salaries and wages constitute our largest single item of expense. This money; cheerfully and regularly paid to our men and women? working in the service of the public, all ol them, is equal to ap? proximately one half pi our total expenses. During the past three years THE AVERAGE WACE PAID OUR EMPLOYEES HAS INCREASED 54 PER CENT. This, of course, is as it should be. Every single item of their living ex? penses has increased. It is one ol our first duties to sec that they are paid a living wage and are fairly compensated lor tlie impor? tant work they do. Throughout the war period wo met tin: necessity for higher wages as we met all other higher c osts- without Waiting for an increase in rates. ( Hit job was to serve the public. Therefore we kepi tin- service going during that critical period: not as efficiently as we desired, but as well as the stress of the times allowed. As i result of meeting increased costs of wages and material without per? mitting any interruption in our service to the public, We met rising c<?tr- because wc believed that in the end the public would not deny us the right to earn a (air return. This is all wc ask in our petition for increased revenues now pending before the State WE ARE NOW CONFRONTED WITH AN ACTUAL LOSS IN OUR OPERATIONS. Corpotation t "unitMission. of Virginia. THE UNITED STATES RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES TI! E 1N A U Q U It ATION <>f NEW RM8RPINO CAN LINE BETWEEN M1DDLESHORO nnd Ol NC INN ATI, ?' Ellectivc September Stli. Leaves Middlesboro 10:21 p. hi. (connecting train leaves Big Stone (lap p. in.) arriving Ciucinuuti, 7:6n II. in. Leaves Cincinnati B:30p, in arriving Middlesboro 5:2f> a. in. (connecting train arrives Big Stone Qhp 7iA6 a. in 1 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD Per tr*!"!ration* or ?Ytjil.-.l Itiforuutluii, it|i|il>' to local Ilck6| agfiit, a The custom adopted by prcs* cnt civilization is by erei tin-.; suitable .Memorials to t h e i t graves. There is no more drear? ily ,or gloomier sight than a sunk? en, neglected grave, grown up in weeds and briars. Tin- world forgets the words, "Honor thv father and mother, that thy days may he long." All do not do it wilfully* rutting it off, and waiting tor sp ue money, is'<( ten the cause. It is unwise to put up Grave Markers above your means. I he fad that you have remembered the grave of your departed stands for itself. Under the present system of from manufacturer direct to you. prices of Memorials have been reduced to such a low point that thru cost is in reach >*( all. Joe IVIiner & Sons, ROGERSVILLE. TENN. t & M SEMI-PASTE PAINTS BB8T THAT CAN UK MADK Coat to you $3.25 a Gallon when made ready to use RECOMMENDED BY SATCSNED USERS FOR OVER 40YEARS Obuln COLOR CARD from our Ag?ra? or LOHQMAN & MARViKEZ Manefacturor* Naw York Buy a Caiona Typewriter from the Wise Printing Company. Leiter from the Adirondacks. Tlie following was taken from a letter received l>y Miss Bultt Tackelt, from her mother who lias boon in the Adiroiftlacks willi 11er daughter, Mi.-s Khiln Tuck'otl, during tlie summer ami who cxpccls in return to the iSap, ilii- wceki Summer i- gone! cold winds vvliistle around the eaves of the house; the lakes an.hoppy," the leaves are turning red, yel? low and gold, the little bird'- as tliey 'li' pas' on their journey 16 the south seem lo sing, "Time to break camp,time to bicuk camp." I low I -hall miss I he old Camp with its spacious rooms, the long wide poroli with its big easy chairs, I he huge logs crackling and sparkling in the old fashion? ed fireplace, the old green row boat with its long, heuvy oars, I the noisy youngsters running in for a dance or lo toast a few marsluhallows, and the soft mel? low music stealing across the wa? ter from some neighboring camp 'evenings when all tdse is still. ! Novel before have I spent such ii summer, and now that I lain about to leave these wonder? ful woods ami hills mid lakes, I feel an intense longing to "linger jus! a little longer, " Kvory day of my three weeks in New York city, was filled with interest. The giant Otlice build? ing-, the mammoth apartment houses, the elevated railways, the Sllb-\vay trains that carry us mile- and miles in a jill'.v. and the little surface ear-, that amble carelessly along, the big fifth Avenue Ru-sCs winding their way through St. Nicholas Ave? nue to IS'Jiul Street, then back along he,nit i ful Riverside Drive, !hi' elaborate fifth Avenue shops; all go to make up one's \i-it to America's foremost city. Mow well I remember the drive through Central and Bronx Parks, through the Urn ml Con? course and to the house W.hjuh was mice Ihf home of Kdgar Al? len I'oe. Thai quainl old cabin with it-- odd furnishings, the corded bedstead, the dishes with large brown and blue (lowers, the niirrow Hint makes one's face resemble a knotted potato, and bow plainly do I recall my thoughts as I placed my hands mi the broifxo image of this poet and story-writer, whose short tragic life might have been SO different, hail fate not willed it otherwise. Then too, there was the trip to Battery Bark ami the Statue of Liberty. Wo did abt try to climb "to her crown a- is one's first impulse, but contented our? selves by sitting a few minutes at her feet, mid when at last our boat pulled mit int<i the Bay ami 1 gave one last lingering look, my thoughts reverted t<> those faithful men of France who con? structed this great emblem of Union, and whoso sous in the struggle to gave their country, have so bravely lain down their lives, ami I recalled Iiieso words which are said to be inscribed mi a tombstone near a ruined church at OloiuhUough Ireland: 1'Could love have saved, lliou hadsl mit died. " Then came Ihe steamer trip up the Hudson tu Albany, ami last? ly Ihe Adirondack* ami beauti? ful .Mountain V iow. 1 like t" lounge around mi the big porch and muse. I like to watch the water as evening conies on. change its hue?some? times black, sometimes blue, and at nlherlimes a shimmering, silvery grav. Sometimes full of waves with lung arms that reach out and ship Ihe shore, then again calmly resting. The tall slender pines playing peekaboo with their own reflection, the various shades of green rellcctillg every color of tin- rainbow, a great ted, Or maybe a golden sun in Ihe \VCSl loili*llillg lip these wonderful colors, now ami then a bull-pout or a 1 jamt bobbing un through the still water in (jliesl of insects ami m iking a thousand liny ripples?all this and more. I sometimes wonder if when (Jod made the world, llO wasn't Ihe least bit partial to Mountain vie? and touched ii i little more loiiderly than he did I the rest. Just ? place of: Leisure ami cute, hi groves ami cootluc vales, Orot toes ami bnMiltrijj brooks and dark some iliiii s; The low I lip oxeii ?ml Ihe tileatlni; sheep. Ami undci ipraadihji trees delicious sleep! And now, the circus is over, the tents nredowil, and only the little ehipmiiiiks roimiin t<) pick up Ihe peanut shells : "I'ni go? ing home I " liny War Savings Stamps. CATRON OIL & GAS CO., Incorporated st $200,000.00 on S.000 Acres ol Oil l.8nds ia Roccastle and l.nnrel Counlit?, Kentucky. I Mir drill is now going down after oil. There are more par tics drilling anil others fixing to drill most all around us. We are due to get oil at '.U? feit deep. We will drill day and night. Tiie company will keep ill shareholders informed with monthly reports. The manage? ment is by tiie best of business men. Drills are clinking in thai suction now, Ail on a rush. It looks like we are in the center ol' a big oil pool. We are di rectly on the survey of two big oil companies. No blue sky in onrs. We are on a solid busi? ness basis. I have been work? ing nl this oil proposition for the last twelve mouths and have spent lo s ol lime and money and lire situation looks live limes better than when 1 b 'trail it. Now is your time to get Borne stock. 'Kor informa? tion to purchase Mock apply to I W. A. Head, If. II. Head, E. M. Kaltn, and B. I'. IJeiry at Appa laohia, Vii., or to (3 At. Brown, W. (}. liest, 1. N. Kelly, and J. II. Johnson al Hig .Stout; QapjVu. .Mail .ill cash or checks lor stock to .1. II l.'airou, Kig Stone (.lap, Va. Stock is $1.UU per share. VoiVr ceiiiticate will i.e mailed to you promptly for ihe number of bIuiios paid for. No one has taken less than 100 shares except I wo. \ uUlo lol BCl v ice, adv J. 11. CATRON, President. University of Virginia Head of Public School System , i" Virginia Department Represented ('?>lli'ge,(iraduatc,l.iH.Midi, ine Kngin'iig I Ann funds available to ilescrvins ttu ilelita, tin .overs all coau lo VTrgiula itudeuta in Ike Academic liopartinents, [Send lor catalogue. Howard Winston, lleglstrar, University, Vs. It Helps ! There can be no doubt ?as to the merit of Cardui, the woman's tonic, in the treatment of many troubles peculiar to women. The thousands of women who tiavc been helped by Cardui in Ihe past 40 years, is conclu? sive proof that it is a pood medicine lor womrn who sutler. It should help you, too. Take The Woman's Tonic m Mrs. N. E. Variier, ot llixso.i, Tenn., writes: "I was passing through the . . . My back and sides were terrible, and my suffering indescriba? ble. I canTtcll just how and where I hurt, about alt over, I think ... I began Cardui, and my pains grew less and less, until 1 was cured. 1 am remarkably strong lor a woman M years ol age. 1 do all my housework." Try Cardiil, today, Ii-76 ORDER OF PUBLICATION VIRGINIA In the Clerk's Office ?>! the Circuit Court <>f the county of Wlso, the SOth day of August; 1810, Ahdrow .1. 1 tin.'. I'laiutitl. vs. Myrtle Clin?, Defendant. IN CIIANCKRY Tin- object of this suit la to obtain a di? vorce; VA Vlnuulu Maiiiuuuiii' upon the groiliiils of adultery and abandonnioni And an affidavit having been made and tiled that tin' defendant Is not a resident of the State of Virginia, It h entered that she do appear hero within flllccit day-, al? ter ilue publication ol tlii.ler, and do ?hat may he lici css.uy Id protect lier in lerest in this suit Ami it is further ordered tli.it a copy hereof be published once a week lot four successive weeks in the llig Stone (lap I'osi,and tli.it a oopy lie posteil at tlie tVoni door of the eoUrtslioiiso of this county, and that a copy lie mailed to I lie dcfoudnul, Myrtle Clitic at Kayettesvlllc, N. I'., hei last known place of abode. A copy- -Teste W; ii. H amilton, Clerk, i; W. iilankcnsliip, p. i|. aiigSJ lW-IW ORDER OF PUBLICATION VIRGINIA: In the Clerk's Offico of the Clroiill Court ol Wlsceounty Ihe 35th day of August, 10111. Kenneth Carmack. I'laiutitl Kllaa Carmack. Defendant. IN CIIANCKRY: The object of this suit is to Obtain a di? vorce 'A Vlnouto Malrimouli. upon Ihe grounds of adultery and abantlnieul Ami it appearing from affidavit on tile in said office that the dofeililaiil, KHza Carmack, i.t a resltleul Of the State of Virginia; it is ordered that she appeal here within liftecn days after ilite publi? cation of this ortlei and do what is neces? sary tn protect her Interest in this suit Ami it is further tailored that a copy hereof be published oucoaweck for four successive weeks in the llig Stone (lap I'ost, and that a copy bo posted at the freut door of the court Lome uf this county, and that a copy lie mailed to the defendant at Cinoiunati, Olild, her last know n place of abode. A copy?Teste: W. II. HAMILTON, Clerk. <i. VV. Illankeiishlp, p. q. angST-An-S? NOTICE! To lite Voters of the ItlchlllOllJ M iniste? rial District : I hereby announce myself a candidate I'm tin- office of Supervisor, fur the Itlplt Uioful Magisterial District, of Wlse'coiin iy, Virginia, election November Ith, 1010. It elected I promise tn serve the people ot the distriet to the beat of ray ability and to handle all matter* in a strict liusi ncssand impartial way to the best Inter? est of all the people. Your vote and Influence will he ap I predated. Respectfully, 30 K. O. MAINOUS. NOTICE! I I'o the voters of tlie Richmond ?sglste i rial Distriet of Wise county: j After recelvlug numerous solicitations from a largo number of the volets of the district I have consented to make the race for Supervisor of this district lo he voted for in the November election. 1010, sub? ject lo the action of the liepublieau dele? gation in this district. I respectfully so? licit Iho support o( all the voters in the distriet, and if 1 am elected 1 ?hall oil ilearor to fulfill the dlllies of this office on a business basis and for the best interest i.i the district. Respectfully, A I.. WITT, aug'.'T Itig Stone (lap. Vs. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the part? nership lately subsisting between us. thu undersigned W. M. Horner and / V Uilllam, caning on buslueaa in the town of Appalachla, Virginia, under the style of I'afaeo Cafo, was on tlie loth day of July, l'.il'J, dissolved by mutual consent, slid that the business in future will be carried on by Hurley Graham alone, who will pay and discharge all riebt sand liabili? ties and receive alt money payable to the said late Arm; W. M. ItOliNKIt, Z V. lill.MA.M, JO-'JU itCRI.EY OrtAUAM, Dr.. J. A. Gilnier Physician and Surgeon (i K PIOBf-Oror Mutual DrngpJ Big Stone Cap, Va. Civil and Mining Engineer- L BIk StonoGap. Va. Harlan, I Itcports and estimates ,' 'I bor Lande, Des'gn and l'l..rtW*' Ooko Hants l!,?d. lUilr^a^ hngliiooriui;. Ehictrlc 111,,.. p, . . . 'BIOSrOM-OAl- uii^mI A. F. & A. ,M. 1 Meets second Thursday tG\?''.';??;!' ??ySi>- - v Isitlug brethren welcome ?' II Mvnii:?j g. A. i>. o?r.Nv n i1 STEVENSON CHAPTER v, i R. A. M. Meets third Thnrsd? mnuth'at 6 p in M . .. ,i, (jj '"' Hin? c.paiilc J, ii M. lt. P. Hi J. c. cawood! BLACKSM ITH1NC Big Stono Gap, Va Wn i? and lluggy work \ Si, I have an I'll.to-.Iiilc Mai liinr f?, ,,??;, mi Itubbor Tlrca. All work given in alten tl en. DR. G. M. PEAVLEr] Treats Diseases of tho Eye, Ear, Nose and Tbroail BRISTOL. TENN. vVlli bo in Anpalnchia iWol Friday In Each Month. msjlMS.1 Dr. (?. IIoiH'vcuiiS DKNTIST * BIG STONE GAP. VA. UlUce in Willis llulldlnc, nvi M Drug Mine S. S. Masters & Co] General Blacksmith Repair Work. Holler and Machine llbpairini: II shoeing as|ieulally. Waguu ?ml I Wink. \Yo make a specialty ..f pultin on rubber tires All work i|lveii|>i iu| an.l it.iroful attention. Bin Stono Gap, Va. P. H. KENNEDY L Dealer In ?Vcfil ISSStrite BIG STONE GAP. VA. If yon desire io locate Iii HU? -;?t., write or rail on nie Special UlriiiK givcii lo prnjwirlv of nou-ie?idi v.m deal ?? to ?Oll l|si your propeii) s? DR. THOMAS F. STALER Refract ion ist. Treats diseases ol the Eye, I :,r. '? r| and Throat. Win he In Appalaoltla KIHST I Kl| in each month until 8 I". M BRISTOL, TENN.A \. fling and RBpairing? Pianos and Musical lnstru ments M. W. N. CilllllS. Appalachla. NORTON FLORAL GO. J. H. Hofsnian, Proprietor NORTON. VA. Telephone ioso I Another reminder not to forget in need of Rowers f?u an) Itoacs, Violets. Swcol IVas, <'? ? nations, Chrysanthemums n ! Plauts. Corsage work and Plow !?? a Specialty Out 61 tow i promptly by Parcel Post, cry, Kzpress or Telegraph lal I1' ^^^^^ ' BLUEFIELU. VV. VA. Kail teim will begin September ?nd Ask for free catalog and litorUUr* ORDER OK PUBLICATION VIRGINIA:?In the Clerk* OffloeJ the Clrcull Court of Wise county tin - day Of August, 11)17. Myrili Sproles, I'lsintilf ? vs. .... Ilascomb lllako Sproles, Deremiani IX OHAXCERV ; The object of this suit i> to oW*'"*? vorce -A Vlnoulo Matrlnionli, i " i grounds of descrilou and nduItej) ^ 1 And it appearing from afflda* In'said ottleo, that the defends; resident ol the Stale of Vlrglm dcrcd that ho?l>ufj,r_b,e1r,?tt * lays alier due pnblloatlon nl this on and do what is necessary to prow lercat Iii ihis suit. ? ,,,, And it is further orucrcd ll ereofl-e imblisbedon.e a u., uecosslvo week* In the Ulg Post,and Hurt i copy be i?i trout door of the court hou* | county, and that a copy bo mal defendant, at Lynch. Kentucky. ?' known place of abode. A copy?Tcs:e , W. B.;HAMILTON, \V. T. lludgcus. p. q.