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i?Of?|CRES FINE C?ALL?HD
AS! ?2f?IVJ?ED interest therein I
OFFERED at a price an*> in a
: ' way that demands; the.
attention of capi?
talists.'
Bead the Description of the Property and
Proposition to Form ft Company for the
Purpose of Operating the Mine?.
DESCRIPTION.
This property is situated in Dickeuson coun?
ty, Virginia, at the mouth of Mill creek, where
Mill creek empties into McClure river, and
embraces a boundary of One Thousand acres.
Mill creek forms its northern and McClure
fiver its western boundary. The entire prop?
erty lies in one body and embraces a very
high mountain, which forms a water-shed be?
tween Mill creek and McClure river. This
fact 18 significant, as it enables the coal to' be
mined in the cheapest possible manner?cheap?
er than if in two bodies?and also contains
eaore coal acreage.
The Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago
railroad is surveyed immediately through the
property for a distance of two miles. It is
confidently believed that this road will be com?
pleted through the property during the coming
year. Over $7,000,000 have already been in*
Tested in the construction of this road. Its
extention and completion to 'this coal field is
an absolute necessity to its existence and suc?
cessful operation. The additional expenditure
of $200,000 to $250,000 will complete it to this
property, aad, as soon as this is done, there
is not the shadow of a doubt as to the rapid
advance in value of this superior tract of coal
land,
THE COAL.
The different veins of coal carried by this
property are all above drainage, easy to work
by drift mining, easy of access and self-drain?
ing, with neither water nor floods to hinder or
retard the work of mining and shipping the
coal.
The property carries four different veins of
coal?all above drainage?locally known by
the following names: The Imboden, the Low?
er Banner, Upper Banner and the Edwards.
'The Imboden is the bottom seam, or the
first one above drainage. This seam is from
7 to 8 feet thick, and is the great coking seam
of the southwestern coal field. The following
analysis of coke, oven test, of the coal from
this vein, was made by Prof. Andrew S. Mc
Creatb,dT Pennsylvania: Fixed Carbon, 94.04;
Ash, 4.74; Sulphur, 0.5SS.
About 60 feet above the Imboden, vertically,
is found the Lower Banner scam, from 6 to 7.
feet thick; also a coking coal of excellent
quality.
Above these two is found the Uppar Banner
seam, five feet thick, and next the Edwards?
the top vein, four feet thich, which is a super?
ior domestic coal.
TEST.
The Lower Banner seam has been opened up
and driven in from 30 to GO feet, at three dif-,
ferent places on the property showing a regu?
lar and persistent seam of coal of 0 to 7 feet,
while a number of test openings have been
made on adjoining aud surrounding property,
thus proving thoroughly the regularity of the
different veins.
I only mention the different workable seams
found above drainage, from the fact that in
this wonderful coal field no attention has ever
been given to the lower beds.
RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES.
I own all the Coal, Oil, Gases and Minerals
is, on and under the property, with full mining
rights and privileges; the right of ingress and
egress; to build tramroads, railroads, wagon
roads, Ac., required or found to be necessary
in mining the coal or minerals, with sufficient
surface on which to construct necessary coal
bins, schutes, tipples, coke ovens, mining
houses and all the timber under 18 inches in
diameter. In fact, everything of value on the
property desirable for mining purposes.
This, without the shadow of a doubt, is the
most desirablo block of mining property that
is now offered for sale in the southern coal
fietd; and, for cheap and profitable mining, fa?
vorable location and quality and quantity of
coa! is hardly equaled.
TITLE.
The title to the property is absolutely per?
fect, being derived- from one of the oldest
da tents in southwest Virgin in, granted in the
year 1783. There are no "squatters'" or ad?
verse claims on the property, and no release
deeds to be obtained.
LOCATION A8 TO RAILROADS.
The property, as stated above, is located im?
mediately on the line of the Charleston, Cincin?
nati and Chicago railroad. Several hundred
miles of this road is now in active operation in
South and North Carolina, Tennessee and
Virginia, while the road-bed is graded and
ready for the ties and iron to St. Paul, Va.,
whore it crosses the Norfolk and Western.
This point is about fifteen miles from the prop?
erty in question. This road is projected from
Ashland, Ky., to Charleston, S. C, and will
be one of the great trunk lines over which the
coal from this section will be carried to the
seaboard at Charleston, S. C, and also distrib?
uted to the furnaces' of Tennessee and Ala?
bama and delivered to the seaboard at other
points through a connection with the East
Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia system at
Johnson City, Tema. It will also be a promi:
Bent factor in the distribution of the coal and
coke from this field throughout the Northern
and Western states, through its connection
at Ashland, Kv., with Cincinnati and Chicago.
The larsre amount of money already invested
0 in the construction of this road, and the small
amount?in comparison with that already in?
vested?necessary to make it one of the
frostest and most profitable trunk Hoes in the
United States, warrants us in the anticipation
of Us early completion. When this is done,
it is only fair and reasonable to iufer that this
property, of which I now offer to sell a nine
tentbs undivided interest at less than $20 per
acre (read proposition further on), will readily
sommanda price of $100 to $200 per acre.
*ivtf years ago, for instance, the coal lauds
tying along and near the Clinch Valley Ex?
tension of the Norfolk and Western railroad,
were bought up at prices ranging from $3 to j
|20 pereere, owing to location; to-day the same j
property cannot be purchased for less than !
from $100 to $200 per acre, while the greater
part of it ig owned by wealthy organizations,
and is not for sale at any price.
Speaking of the wonderful aud rapid iu
erease In ralue of good coal lands, the follow?
ing extract from a letter of recent date from
Hr. HobiUsell, Presidenten* che Ravage
m jparchssor of* tenth interest in thi* prop
erty has made his last payment, which, as
Fire Brick Co.j of Keystone Junction, Pa., is
a fair illostration.of what, can reasonably be
expected of an investment in this property.
He savs f
"C?al land? in Maryland that thirty ywM ago were
sold at $50 to $100 per acre are now worth from *500
to ?1,000 per acre, and not much can be bought at
those prices.' In the Pennsylvania district, known as
the Connellsvlllc or coking coal district, the land I
had options on at $10 to $15 per acre in 1859, will now
brine, and have sold for $1,000 per acre; also lands
i in the Youghiogheny field, on which I hod options in
1877, at from $13 to $25 per acre, will now sell for
?300 to $500 per acre.
! k4 Land in West Virginia that sold three years ago
' at from $2 to $3 per acre will bring $*0 more per acre
now. These lands are on the West Virginia Central
railroad."
Mr. George C. Potts, of South Watauga,
Tenn., whose father was orre ot the founders
of the anthracite coal development, recently
said:
"Coal lands in Pennsylvania, eligibly located and
carrying i2 to 14 feet ot soft coals, were worth about
10 per acre forty to fifty years ago; to-day the same
$nds are worth from $500 to$1,500 an acre."
This wonderful and rapid increase of 100 to
1300 per cent, in value on good coal property
every year for fifty years.is hard to realize by
those not familliar with the history , of such
I properties, but, nevertheless, snob are the
facts.
PROPOSITION TO SELL NINE-TENTHS OF THE
PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED.
My object is to dispose of a nine-tenths un?
divided interest in the property herein de?
scribed to, say nine different persons, retaining
a one-tenth interest myself; then, after se?
curing the necessary number of purchasers,
my plan is to form of the different owners of the
property, a company for the purpose of develop?
ing and operating the mines. My reasons for
offering to dispose of ft part of the property
in this manner are : First, I desire to make of
this Company a strong and substantial organ?
ization by interesting men of large capital.
Second, I am not in a position, financially, to
carry the property alone and wait for the great
increase in value that its owners are sure to
realize before a'very great while,
Now my proposition is this: In the event,
for instance, a responsible party is desirous of
purchasing a one-tenth interest in the proper?
ty, we would jointly enter into the following
agreement:
Tltfs Agreement made and entered into this? day
of-, iS92, by and between C. 31. Harris? of Vir?
ginia, party of the first part, and-of ?
party of tin? .second part,
Witxkssktii, That, whereas the party of the firs
part is the owner of the Coal, Oil, Gas and Minera
ltights, with all and full Mining Privileges on One
Thousand acres of Coal Land, lying and being in
Dlckenson county, Virginia, ou the waters of JLoClurc
river and Mill creek; and
Whrbeas, The said Harris, party of the first part,
proposes to sell a nine-tenths interest in said Miner?
al Rights and Mining Privileges at the price of $20
per acre, and on the terms and conditions hereinafter
mentioned; and, I
Whereas, The said-, party of the second
part, is desirous of purchasing u one-tenth undivided
interest therein ;
Now, Therefore, in consideration of the premises,
the said second party hereby binds liimself, his heirs
and assigns, after the expiration of ? days from the
date of this Agreement (said ? days to be allowed to
said second party as time in which to examine and
investigate the coal lands herein mentioned) to pay I
to the said first party, his heirs or assigns, for the
said one-tenth interest above mentioned, the sum of
Two Thousand Dollars, to be paid in the following
way and manner, to-wit;
Five Hundred, Thirty-three Dollars, Thirty three and
one-third Ceuts ($ 533.S3V0 cash In hand, upon the
first party hereto making and passing unto the said
second party a good and sufficient deed to the said
one-tenth undivided interest, and to execute to said
first party two negotiable notes, bearing six per
cent, interest per annum from date, for the sum of
533.33% each, payable in nine and eighteen
months, respectively, from their date; and to
execute at the same time one note for Four Hun?
dred Dollars to CM. Harris and associate owners of
the One Thousand acres of Mineral Bights and Min?
ing Privileges herein mentioned, said note to bear
six per cent, interest from its date. However, it is
agreed and understood by the parties hereto that the
said note for Four Hundred Dollarn Is to be deposited
in the-Bank, of-, for collection, at
maturity^ and the amount, when paid, is to become a
common luud and shall belong to the saidC. M. Harris
and associate owners of the 6aid Rights and Privileges
herein mentioned, and is to be used only as a develop?
ment fund in opening up and operating the coal
mines on the property described above, unless other?
wise provided for and agreed upon hereafter by said
Harris and associate's.
It is agreed further, by the parties hereto, that the
said first party, in transferring the one-tenth interest
herein named, shall retain in deed for same a vend?
or's lien on s&nmj, to secure the deferred payments
above mentioned.
It Is also further agreed thai, Jn the event the party
of the second part should not take advantage of the
? days mentioned above as being allowed for investi?
gating and examining the property, such action shall
be regarded as his (the second purty'6) own neglect,
and this contract shall bens binding as if he had
made a thorough and satisfactory examination of
same.
Witness the following signatures and seals, the day
and year above written.
[Seal.]
(Seal.I
I invite responsible parties to take an inter?
est with me in this valuable property ou the
terms and conditions set forth in the above
form of agreement.
OPERATING AND DEVELOPMENT P?NI?.
It will be seen that the last payment of
$400, as illustrated in the above purchase of a
one-tenth interest in the property?which
amount represents $4 to each acre? is set
apart as a Development and Operating Fund,
thus enabling the owners of the property
at the end of two years from date of purchase,
to commence mining the coal, with a fund in
their bands of $4,000 to be used for this pur?
pose.
in speaking of the value and favorable lo?
cation of the property, the faot should not be
lost sight of that it is located in the center of j
a great and rapidly growing manufacturing
region, with furnace and manufacturing in?
terests of different kinds surrounding it on all
sides. In the iron manufacturing district of |
the State of Ohio, of which Ironton is con?
sidered the center, there are forty-four j
furnaces in active operation. These forty
four furnaces alone annually consume over
2,000,000 tons of coke. On the completion of]
the Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago rail?
road the products from the mines on this
ptoperty will be placed practically at their]
doors, thus saving them the long and expensive
freight-haul from Connellsville, Pa., and
points in West Virginia, from which two sec?
tions they now secure their supply of fuel.
REASONABLE ESTIMATE.
Allowing ourselves to be governed by the
history of the different coal &elds, and more
especially that of southwest Virginia, where
investments were made priof- to the completion
of railroads, and where but from throe to five
years ago we saw the coal lands in this, field
sold at $8 to $20 an acre, and now see the same
property advanced to from |50 to $100 per acre,
owing to location, while the larger and best
located boundaries are not for sale at any
price, we feel justified ra- estimating the fol?
lowing as the result of an investment in a one
tenth interest in this property:
Cnsh paid at date of purchase. $ 533^3l4
" " & months from same- date.
" M JS " is '4 . 53S33&
Actual cost of property...$ 1.CO0.0O
Cash Twenty-four months from game
dato, but which ?still belongs to the
pnrch*f^r, to be ?sed in developing
his property....... 4<?0.QQ
Total Investment at end of 21 months.. ? 2,0CO.0O
By the time, jyjtd more than'Hkely before*,
shown above, bia oosfe him fi,600, iiis bttfci
?
reasonable to- suppose that the property by
that time will have advanced in value to $100
per acre. However, in order to make the esti?
mate in a safe and strictly conservative man?
ner, let us place the advanced price, twenty
four months hence, at tbelow price of $50'per
acre, and we have the following result:
100 acres, at $50 per acre..,.$ 5.000.00
Actual cost of same. 1,600.00
Netprofitln 24 months............ $ 3,400.00
In placing the estimate at $100 per acre,
which is thoroughly warranted by the .history
of the coal fields 1 heretofore mentioned, the
$1,600 investment has earned in two years a
net profit of $6,800.
It is my intention, as early as possible, to
arrange with the necessary number of respon?
sible parties who will interest themselves with
me in this property; then, as soon as contracts
have been closed on the nine-tenths interest
herein offered, a date will be agreed upon
between the parties interested, at which time
the property shall be examined. Upon the
property proving to be as .'represented, there?
upon the transactions of the purchase from me
shall be closed up, and the: different owners of
the property will form themselves into a Com?
pany for the purpose of operating the mines.
Address all communications to,
C. M. HARRIS,
kogersvillk,
Tennessee,
ob, Bio Stoke Gap, Virginia.
locals,.
Wm. Caudell, who was shot st Little
Stone Gap, died last Thursday.
% **....
"Zack" "Wells who was injured by the
explosion at the ore camp on Wallins
Ridge h8? died. Tom Darnell, his com?
panion, has been moved to Clinchport.
He is not expected to five. j
* #
Jessie Bishop, living a mile below the
L. $ N. depot, had a fine horse killed by
lightning yVedpesday afternoon.
' # *
A negro standing near the horse came
in for a share of it. He was brought to
town and resusticated by Dr. Gilraer.
I # *
On t? game afternoon the lightning
entered the Post Office by the Eastern
Union Telegraph wires an'd chased Post
Master Jessec out."
* .-^ * \
Several persons remarked that just at
the first crash of lightning they heard a
a voice and folt a sensation similar to
that of stepping on a taAtpb.
John M. Goodloe is visiting his parents
near Oharloiesvjlle.
* *
Mrs. Isaac Blanton of East Big Stone
Gap, is visiting her son, who is very siok
at his home near Jonesville.
* *
W. T. Goodloe will leave Monday for a
month's visit to his old home near Char
lootesville.
* *
Miss Bettie Churchill has returned
from a short visit to relatives ip. Louis?
ville.
Mrs. Robert Carter left last week for
Eastern Virginia where she will spend
the summer.
* *
Jno. B. Payne left Saturday for Lexing?
ton, Ky. to attend the races which are
going on this week.
* *
Mrs. Walter E. Addison has returned
from a visit to relatives in Richmond, Va.
[Communicated.]
Peoples' Ticket.
For Mayor-. W, jj. Ifudgens.
For Aldermen?J Orth. MqlUus, TV. II. Horton, .C
W. Evans, J. B. Adams, W. W. Tayjor, Wm. T,
F. ?akev
To Leave Town.
Dr. T. Lynne Johnson, the dentist, will
be iu town only a week or ten days longer,
and parties wishing work doue by him
must attend to it at once. His office is at
the residence of Mrs. J. H. Duff, where he
I is prepared to do all kinds of dental work.
FERDINAND WARD.
Grant's Rascally Partner to Be Liberated
From Sing: Sing: on Saturday.
New York, April 26.?Ferdinand Ward,
whose financial operations in the firm of
Grant & Ward caused such a stir a few
years ago, will be liberated from Sing
Sing next Saturday. There is still an in?
dictment pending against him in the Uni?
ted States Court, but it will probably not
be acted unon.
POST OFFICE.
(East 5th Street.)
J. M. Goodloe Postmaster,
I General delivery open week days only
j from 8 a. m. to 8.30 p. m. Money order
department, open from 8 a. m. to G p.m.
Mail for North & East via. L. & N. closes 11.15 a. m
iL U U " " ?-15P-1?.'
'? " South " S. A.&O. " 1.15 p.m.
To insure prompt dispatch of mail mat?
ter it should be; deposited in post office
letter box before the time for closing as
stated above.
SUGGESTIONS TO THE PUBLIC.
Fron U. S. Official Postal Guide of 1892
1'. Address all mail matter legibly and
fully. Give name of post office and State
in full, street and house number, or box
number. If tha office be a email ope add
the name of the county.
2. Put your name aud address upon up
per left-hand corner of all matter mailed
by you.
3. On foreign letters always place the
name of country in full.
4. Do not use thin envelopes. Stamped
envelopes are the best.
5. Register all valuable letters.
6. Send money by money order.
! 7, Affix stamps securely and on the up?
per right-hand corner.
8, Do not tender for postage stamps
imouey so mutilated as to be uncurrent,
.or more than twenty-five cents, in cop?
per or nickel coins. *
i 0. Do not ask the postmaster or clerk
to affix stamps for yon.
10. Do not ask credit for postage stam ps.
11. Do not ask credit for money
orders.
12. Do not tender checks or drafts in
payment for money-orders, or any money
except that which is legal tender, and
National bank.notes,
?j3i Upon th& corner of envelopes sup?
plied by:tUe hpreb, direct what disposal
shall be made of letters if nudelivered.
Adjoining: the City of Brgr Stone Cap on one side, and the South Appalachian Land Corrm
and extensive Town Site Lands on the other. mpar>y*sVai
FOR INFORMATION IN DETAIL, ADDRESS
THE EAST BIG STONE GAP LAND & XMPROVEM3J
jbio jsotoistis gap, \rj?m
J. B. F. mills, President, or s. C. BERRYMAN, Secretary.
Stockholders' Meeting.
A general meeting of the stockholders
of the Mountain Park Association will be
held at the Appalachian Club rooms in
the town of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, on
Thursday, the 5th day of May, 1892, at 2
o'clock p. m. L. Turner Maury,
President,
Stockholders' Meeting.
The regular annual meetiug of the Val?
ley Street Railway Company will be held
at the Appajaptyian Club rooms on Thurs?
day, the 5th day or' May, 1802, at 4 o'clock
p. m. It. A Aters, President.
? ? ?
Stockholders' Meeting.
The regular annual meeting of the Big
Stone Gap Electric Light and Power Com?
pany will be held at the Appalachian Club
rooms in the town of Big fiftone ?ap, Va.
Thursday, the 5th day of May, 1892, at 7
o'clock p. m. Henry Webb,
President.
Stockholders' Meeting.
The regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Big Stone Gap Im?
provement Company will be held at the
Appalachian Club rooms in the town of
Big Stone Gap, Virginia, on Wednesday,
May 4th, 181/2, a? 2 p'plopk p. m.
J$, Avers, President.
.......?????. ..-.
Notice?Stockholders Meeting.
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Central Land Company will be held
in the directors' room of the Appalachian
Bank iu Big Stone Gap, Va., on Thursday,
May 5th, J8&2, at 10 oicioolf a. m.
R! T.'JnyilfE, Secretary.
VIRGINIA{ in tbs nlerk^ office pf the circuit::
court of the county of Wise on the lflth day of
March. In Vacation.
Augustus Fletcher, Pl'tf', )
vs. > In chancerv.
Ii. S. Allison, et. al., Def'ts. . )
The ohject of this suit is to recover personal judg?
ment against defendant, L. S. Allison, for the sum of
$200.00 Wjtti interest on $100.00, part thereof, from
the 21st day of February 1800, and on $100.00, the
residue thereof, from itie 8th (lay of October 1801,
till paid; and to attach the debts owing from the
Russell Creek Coal Company to the sold L. S. Allison
or ho much thereof as will be necessary to satisfy
plaintiff's said debt of $200 with interest as afore^
said and the cost of this suit. And an affidavit hav?
ing been made and tfleti thy t the defendant, L. S. Al?
lison, is not resident of the State "pf Virginia, it is
ordered that he do appear hear within 15 days after
due publication hereof, and do what may be necessary
to protect his interest in this suit. And it is further
ordered that a copy hereof be published once a week
for four weeks in the Big Stone Post, and that a copy
be posted at the front door of the court-house of this
county on the first day of the next term of the coun?
ty coijrt of said county. A copy?Teste:
J. E. LIPPS, Clerk.
ro?r,#.-BOXD, D. C.
Aldersou, Miller &, Bolen, p, q, ' 3Mt
NOTICE.
-:(o):
Sale of Town Lots for Delin?
quent Taxes.
Pursuant to the ordinances and resolu?
tions of the council of the town of Big
Stone Gap, vesting in me the authority
and requiring me so to do I will on
Saturday April 30th, 1892
at 11 o'clock a. m. on the respective prem?
ises to be sold, offer for sale the list of
property below given, to the highest bid?
der for cash, to satisfy delinquent assess?
ments for the grading and paving of side?
walks in front of and along the said prop?
erty to-wit:
Am't Due.
4O5.24
In whose name asssessed. Bl'k. Lot.
f Big Stone Gap Improvement
I Co., Poplar Hill Blocks,
( Big Stone Gap
I Improvement Co, 2 1
same ? 12
8 33
" 2 14
? 4 5
" 20 6
20 7
44 29 1
" ?9 2
" 33 1
" 33 2
? 33 3
? 3? i
?* S3 fi
w 33 0
** 33 7
" 33 S
" 33 9
" 33 10
** 35 5
** 35 6
?5 7
" 35 8
44 0
47 I
47 3
47 s
Brent. Mrs. Mary H. 85 4
Bullitt, J. F. jr & Beverly, W. S. 17 3
Clav, II. B. Jr.,A Palmer, W. S. 1 19
same 36 1
" i7 1
" 17 2
20 20
4 0
4 7/
4 ar
* 9
I i1
3 4
10 15
so s
Duff, Mrs. Mccpa S.
same
Hardin, E. M.
same
H
Harding, B. T. & Perkins, K.D. 13
same
f Nickels, W. H. and
tW. D. Jones' Estate
same
13 ?
$54.12
21 78
2J.78
21.78
20.6S
13.6/
13.67
15.67
15.67
13.70
13.79
13.79
13.79
13.79
13.70
13.79
J3.79
13.79
J3.79
21.78
21.78
21.78
$1.78
14.21
14.21
14.21
14.21
47.38
21.78
27.78
21.7S
68.97
21.78
21.78
68.97
15.00
14.52
7-L52
24.52
75.40
14.52
23.77
13.79
13.60
78.76
48.78
Regan, R. M.
Talbuft, 15. E.
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
8
3
13
w
7
8
9
20
13
14
15
16
17
19.28
19.28
19.38
80.16
14.52
14.91
15.18
15. IA
15.18
17.60
r~ 13.83
to be added
To the above.charge?, are
the costs of advertising and of sale. So
mach of each lot will be sold as may be
necessary to pay off In fall the above,
charges and coats. If the sale be not
completed on the above date, it will bo
adjourned from day to day and from time
to time xa$\ completed.
W. B. Kit?o?us;
Oity Colidct?r
Two beds of Coking Coal, each one over six feet thick, making
Coke as is produced in the United States, will be mined and coke!
three miles of the town. Two beds of Gas and Steam Coal, each ??
feet thick, and a bed of Cannel Coal underlies the same territorv;
Two reliable beds of Red Fossil Iron, one carrying 48 per cent
a large deposit of Oriskany ore, carrying 52 per cent how, v^-A
part the town site, and thousands of acres on line*'of S. A fc'm
and L. & N. B. R.
The most valuable area of virgin forests, of Walnut, Hickory, q|]
Yellow Poplar (white wood), Birch, Hemlock and Chestnut 0a|
United, States, immediately tributary to the town.
Supplied by two rapid rivers flowing around the town. \Ya\i\
pipiug from an elevation 395 feet above the town site, now in
tion.
; H?ILRO?DS?
Concentration of railroads at this point inevitable. South Atjd
Ohio now completed from Bristol, Tenn., and Louisville A: Xa.-slivifl
pjeted from Louisville, Kentucky. Several other roads now uiuler!
struction.
Cheap Fuel.- Glieap Raw Material.-- Cheap Traupfi
An $800,000 Iron Plant nearly completed.
Five'hundred (Joke Ovens to be built* at once-;
Electric Light, Street Railway, Good Hotels, etc., etc,
MORE ADVANTAGES COMBINED THAN CAN BE FOUND IN I
OTHER LOCALITY.
Manufacturers wanted. Substantial inducements held out.
Lots will be sold at schedule rates. Reductions to builders.
Prices of lots in Plat No. 5, range from $50 to $1,000 per : ?;.
Address BIG STONG GAP IMPROVIDENT CO.,
Intermont Hotel Building, Big Stone Q?
CT &i
If so call on J. P.
e&i
and get their prices before bu
ing elsewhere. Spot Cash buj
ers get low prices. We are eigen]
forthe ST?DE BAKER WACpi
and haue on hand differentsizi
Agricultural implements carrii
in stock. Low prices and quj
sales is our Motto.
?fir
SUCCESSORS TO MORRfe-WLLARD HARDWARK COM! A>V.
ARRIS? k M?RDII
GiUey Building, BIG STONE GAP, VA.
Buy and sell business and residence lo|s in all parts of the city. IV-irsldo
crty on Wood, Clinton, and Wvaadotte Avenues. Five hundred to hi teen "?1
acre trrctsof coal and timber lands fa.- sale in Wise and Dickinson counties a?jj
to the lines of Railroads. Don't fatt lo a^e or write to u.?.
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National Uanb. Uarrod*?Hpgi RJ'
Rkfkhkkcks:?-Batik of tilg Stone Gap,Ts;j C?S*?* Batik, Johtwon City,Teno.; Ftot >;'J^j
Jolm?on Cjty, Twin.: Powell's Valley Bau?. toue*?U>, Va.; Fir?i :
WEAK MEN, your attkst.
ISCALLKD TO TIIK
Cfifs Specific Bed!
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an*W?d, Sperwatorrbea, and lmpt*ncy,
<H*ew*? tbaUrixe Iro.u uwc Indulgence anu*
lUioLuwot Memory ami lW?P?4
*? ioatttr*0id Age,and many otbor
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Cu? larparoplet
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'BBUST?L, VA.. AND Tl
Depot,/
W. P. HAMILTON^
tbe only gunuw.lu?

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