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Some of th?9 Most.Emloerit Orators, Professors, and Editors of tho Baptist Church of Virginia Among the Largo Dele? gation Assembled at this Plaoo. Interesting Snndaysohool Exercise* which arc Enlivened by ft Brilliant and Amusing 8pe*ch From ?r. Cony. NOTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS. The Clinch Valley Baptist Association for Southwestern Virginia assembled in this city yesterday Mid. commenced a series of interesting sessions. A large number of delegates arc in attendance, and Among them are many of the most eminent representatives of the Baptist church in the South. Dr. Curry whose fame for learning and brilliant oratory extends over Europe as well as this coun? try, Prof. Harrison, Dr. Pilchcr, Rev. A. E. Dlckcneon, editor of the Religious Herald, are among the best known of those in attendance, though the entire body seems composed of men more or less eminent in the largest religious denomi? nation of Virginia. The Clinch Valley Sundayschool Con? vention was held at the church on Wednesday evening. Quite a number of distinguished ministers and church workers were present from all over the State, who will be here during the asso? ciation. Among them were Dr. J. L. M. Curry, of Richmond, Vs., ex-minister to Spain under Cleveland; Prof. Edmond Harrison, Richmond, Va., Rev. J. M. Pilchcr, and A. E. Dickenson, editor of the Religious Herald, Richmond, Va. The services were opened by prnycr by Prof. Harrison. The convention then proceeded to elect officers for the ensuing year. Mr. Parsons and Mr. Terry were! both nominated president. A vote by] ballot was taken by the delegates of the convention which resulted in a tie. Mr. McMannway, chairman jtro tern., decided in favor of Mr. Parsons, who was led to the chair and presided during the rest of the meeting. A motion was then made that the remaining officers, who were elected last year, be re-elected for the ensuing year, Carried. The committee on time and place proposed that the next convention bo hold at Clear Springs j Church, the fourth Saturday and Sunday in October, which was adopted. Mr. Mills said he was Informed after he came to tho convention that he was treasurer, but did not know it before, and consequently had no report to make. After the business part of the conven? tion speaking was opened up by Mr. Pilcher, who made gome fine remarks on how to run a Sundayschool. Next Mr. Curry made a brilliant and amusing speech on the way a Sunday school should be carried on and how to improve it. He Spoke of the importance of superintendents and teachers imparting their teachings to tho school so that the children could understand them. Ho said a great mistake was made in this way, and gave the following illustration of a superintendent, whom he personally knew. In the opening of his speech to tho school he said: "Children, what is a Sunday school? The Sundayschool is a philan? thropic institution for the initiation of the juvenile mind, and the profundities of revelation." Prof. Harrison wad tho next on the list of speakers, but as it was growing late his remarks wero brief but to the point. Mr. Mills invited the gentlemen from a distance to repair to his office in the In tcrmont hotel, after services, where ar? rangements had seen made to assign them to their 6topping-places during the Asso? ciation. The meeting then adjourned to meet sometime during t he Association, subject to tho call of the president. The opening sermon of tho Association was preached at the church on Thursday morning by Rev. Forrester. He chose for his text the eighth verse, third chapter of the Epistle of Paul to Titus: "This is a .faithful saying.anil these Illings I will that thou affirm constantly that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. Those things are good and profitable unto men." Towards the close of the sermon he was interrupted by the arrival of quito u number who came in on the noon train. At the conclusion Dr. Curry made some pleasing comments on the sermon. After church all that had lately come in were conducted to tho Interment hotel, where they were assigned their reRpoctive boarding places to remain during the Association. In the afternoon the Association assem? bled at Camp Del Monte, where the re? mainder of the meeting will be held. The meeting of the afternoon was mostly of a business nature, preparing a program for the rest of the week. The secretary first read a report of the delegates from every church belonging to the Clinch Valley Association. The following was given in each report, vizr the pastor's name; salary given to pastor; number of additions to I the church during the year; number ofl deaths; how ofteu church was held; how often prayer meeting and Sundayschool; total contributions during the year; near? est Baptist church; total membership; value of church property and value of pastor's property. Next wan the election of the officer?. On motion, Mr. .Mills was elected modera? tor of the Association by acclamation. Mr. Mills thon made a speech, thanking tho Association for the ho' >r they had conferred upon him,.and at .red them he would do all in his power to make the meeting a pleasant and profitable one. Mr. A. C. W?lls was elected clerk, and Mr. William Jane, treasuror. La?t night Prof.Harrison and Dr. Curry delivered very Interesting and instructive addresses on the subject of education, urging that the community take the mat tor in hand and adopt some effective sys? tem for educating the youth of this prosperous growing town. Dr. Curry has been Identified with the cause of education for many years and Is its most conspicuous and eloquent advocate. His speech last night was one of great power. Coal Coming. The number of men employed at the Looney creek mine by the S. ?. & 0. rail? road company Is being increased, and Mr. James M? Hodge has returned to the work there In order to insure shipment of coal by October I. The mine now being opened is in about six feet of coat in a - bed lying flfty-fcet above the main coking bed, ana is situated at the mouth of Loick branch about one mile up Looney creek. Tho coal wilt be run down an inclined plane over COO feet long in mine cars, and will be dumped over a screen into large cars near the foot of the plane, for the accommodation of which, several side? tracks will be required. It is expected that tho mine will be worked to its full capacity from tho start. The Appalachian Club. ' The regular monthly meeting of the Appalachian Club was held in the com? fortable quarters of the club in the Avers building, on the evening of the 5tb inst. The following officers were elected to ?ervc for six months: Mr. Henry C, Mc? Dowell, jr., president; Gen. R. A. Avers, first vlce-preBidenc; Dr. C. D. Kunkel, second vice-president; Mr. Jas. W. Fox, third Tice-presJdcat; Mr. William K. Shelby, secretary; Mr. Wm. M. McElwee, ireaaorer. Directors; Messrs. H, C. Mc? Dowell, jr., ojfwio, and J. F. BoUitt, jr., H. H. BulMt, ft. T. Irvine, C. H. Berry nun, J. B. Payne, jr., and W. K. Shelby. It wu decided that the club should not furnish liquors. After the appointment' of committees, the elect ion of regular, non-resident, nnd honorary members, and other business, Mr. J. F. Bullitt, jr., entertained the club in an eloquent and sparkling manner that was thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed. Arrangements were made to complete the furnishing of the club-room, and the Appalachians will go into winter quarters with a complete reading-room and all the appointments of a cozy and elegant club. The initiation fee was fixed at $25.00. Monthly dues for the last four months arc now parable to the treasurer. -v // 0?B, POLICE. xV. The Moat Effective Body of the Kind In the Country, and the Kesults they Hint Accomplished. PRAISE THAT IS DUE THEM. Not more thant hrec years ago, when what are known as the "new-comers" com? menced to settle in Big Stone Gap, there was no such thing as order or respect for law. Men would quarrel, shoot and cut at will, and were seldom arrested, even to go through the form of a trial. One of our leading merchants says that he has often had to close his front door while fighting was going on outside, and quietly slip through the back window of his store. Drunken men would ride along the streets at a rapid rate, firing pistols, yelling like wild Indians, and no one dared even to attempt to detain them. But since then a ! different clement has acquired ascendency in tho town. A number of young men, many of whom belong to the most famous and historic families of Kentucky and Vir? ginia?young men of culture and of high social standing at their homes, realizing the splendid possibilities of the location of Big Stone Gap. determined to make homes here and invest their money. They early realized the necessity of maintaining the law, of protecting property, and of so curing persons against violence: and they proceeded to organize a volunteer police force, and elected Mr. Joshua F. Bullitt their captain. Under the leadership of Captain Bullitt this untrained corps of police have developed into one of the liest organized and most effective bodies of the kind in the country. At first they found it exceedingly difficult as well as dangerous to make arrests, and many thrilling ac ' counts might he given of thoir conflicts with the lawless elements. Many of these encounters required the utmost coolness ns well as the firmest courage, but on every occasion Captain Bullitt and his men have met these necessary and uncommon re? quirements, and they have accomplished results which one would have thought at first impossible, and without at any time having to proceed to fatal extremes. Big Stone Gap is perhaps now the most orderly town in tho country. One's person and property are safer than in either New York or Boston. When it is considered further that we have numerous camps of railroad laborers noar the town, and that it is located only some forty or fifty miles from the most lawless seetion of Ken? tucky, this result is an achievement worthy of the highest praiso, and the citizens of Big Stone Gap can hardly repay Captain Bullitt and his followors for results which are so important to the present and pro? spective growth of the town. They have often taken their lives in their hands and arrested desperadoes who had ridden rough 6hod over the law officers of other places, and who had carried terror and dismay wherever they went. The change which has been wrought is nothing less than wonderful; but an explanation of the fact may. be found in the character and antecedents of tho young men who com? pose this police force. The following are the names of thej Police Guard now living here. The names of several formor members who have moved elsewhere are not given. Caftaix?-W, F. Bullitt, Jr. mrc1bxaxt8. 11. C. McDowell, jr., lt. T. Irvine, w. n. Kllbouru, G. B.GIIIy, H. E. Fox, W. S. Beverly. honorary mk mukus. C. Ii. Sears, lt. C. Billiard Thurston, II. A. Skeeu, W. E. Addison. active force. \V. W. Adams, G. F. Jones. I C. E. Bibbs, S. It. Jesse. I Charles 11. Berryman. W. K. Kllbouru, 8. C. Berryman, G. W. Lovel, R. I.. Brown, Joshua Mulllns, W. F. Baker, W. A. McDowell, A. M. Baker, E. 11. Ould, H. B. Clay, jr., J. B. Payne, jr., David Cnstleinau. C. R. Kuib, J G. E. Dutum, W. K. Shelbv, I (). E. Fox, E. T. Shorn,' R. Kerr Fox, C. A. Tracy, Richard Fox, Claude Thomas, I John W. Fox, J. M. Willis, James W. Gerrow, J. Hnurv Webb, I W. T. Goodloe, S. W. Wax, E. M. Uardin. James A. Youall. I. M. Jones, Ri? Stork Gap, Va., Sept. fi, 1S90. The following member* of the Police Guard are ' appointed lieutenants thereof, to rank in the order ?mined, and to serve from Ibis date unit! the 1st of July, 1801, and until their successors are appointed and qualified, viz. : 11. C. McDowell, Jr., W. B. Kil bourn, H. E. Fox, R. T. Irvine, (i. K. Gilly ami W. S. Beverly. By order of J. F. Bixutt, jr., Captain. E. T. SuouTr, Secretary -?- /:< Teu Urocck nnd Salvator. ?comls, fractions of seconds even, mean a frrcat deal on the raco track. Teil Broeck** mile in 1.39?(, which stood for thirteen years an unexcelled record, was traversed ut the rate of more than thirteen feet 1 every quarter second. Had lie run that mile on the same track with Salvator at Mntunouth the other day, when the new champion made a record four nnd* a quarter seconds better than bis own, Teu Broeck would have cut n sorry figure Indeed, 225 feet behind at the Mulsh. Salvator'* stride is about twenty-two feel. He makes, it may lie estimated, 240 jumps to the mile. Distribute his gain of 225 feet equally among these 240 jumps and it ?III be found that a't every leap In tho Imagined race with Ten Broeck he would have gained 11}.,' inches. .\ very comfortable lead at the finish of a'race: but at every leap? what an immense superiority It demonstrates"! Beaten by half a dozen lengths 1* beaten badly, yet by hardly more than a second in a fust run. Beaten by u nose is beaten safely enough, yet by only an Imperceptible fraction of a second, not more than one-hundredth, perhaps; enough at times to make one tnau rich and another poor. The Gap Has No Rival. (From the Hopkinsvllle New Era.) We have received a copy of The Bio Stosk Post, published at Big Stone Gap, Va., by the former editor of the Louisville Post. He is a versatile, able and brilliant writer, nnd his new paper is characterized by a high degree of excellence In all its varied depart? ment*. It looks far more like a metropolitan news? paper then one published In a new boom town in the mouutalns. Big Stone Gap Is just over the Kentucky line, and, by reason of it* geographical position and vast mineral wealth, is the rival of Piucvillc and Middlesborough for the place of the coming city of the mountain country. Lucky Plttsburg. Two of the largest natural gas wells ever developed in the Piltsburg district were struck Thursday. One of the well* 1* located near Belle Version, and 1* owned by tha Philadelphia Company. The other 1* the property of the Brldgcwutcr Gas Company, and i* in tho Wild wood field. When the well* were brought in they blow out the casings. It i* estimated that both are good for 800 pouuds rock pressure. The gas from these well* would be auhlclant to run half the mills In PitlNburg, aud pretty thoroughly explode the stories that the gas was giving out, The Clergy Take It. (Marion County Gazette.) We promised our readers to publish the names of all preachers who should get drunk from that Ume forward. Llltlo did wo think that In so short a time we would have to give the public the sad intelli? gence which Is now bel?g rumored about the town, and, so tar as wa can learn, not denied, that the Rov. was drunk last Tuesday. We should be pleased to set th* reverend, goutlauvan right, if he Is falsely accused, aud we are willing to du all in our power to clear him of the disgrace which has fallen upon him; bat, It these rumors are true, the church of God ought not to be Imposed upon by him. Qoito Right. (Southern Progress.) The Bio Store Post, a new addition to the press j of Big Stone Gap, V?., is a model newspaper, and it* wtablLuiruem glvse that city one of the bast papora in the Swth, 1 Personal. Rector Kerr Pox started laat Saturday tor Pblllipa Academy, Andovcr, Mai*?, .or Phillip* Academy, ! Rxeter, K. iL, whet* he will complete bl? preparation for Harvard r ?? * ? ! Mr. W. K. Shelby has relumed from hi* Summer jaunt to hi* old Kentucky home. * ? Mr. W. G. Sproics ha* returned after an abaence of several weeks. ?? ? Prof. John R. Procter, director of the Kentucky Geological Survey, who Is one of the warmest advo? cates of Big Stone Gap, has been In England six weeks on account of his eyes. He sailed from Liverpool, on the "City of Rome," for home, Inst Saturday, and will 1* In New York the last of this week. * ? Mr. James Lane Allen, who did Rig Stone Gap such charming justice in the September number of Harper's Monthly, will be here for a while this Pall as the guest of one of bis friends. * ? Mr. William McCeorgc, jr., of Philadelphia, one of the directors of the Big Stone Gap Improvement Com? pany, is expected to spend a great deal of hip time here this Kail looking after bis own large Interests and those of the company. * ? Mr. J.M.Goodloe, the postmaster, baa returned from a visit to his old home. * ? Mr, II. Fox is back from a visit to Kentucky. * * Among the distinguished attendant* nt tho Baptist Association, now in session here, are Dr. J. L. M. Curry, of Richmond, Va.: Hon. II. K. Ellyson, of the Richmond Dispatch; Dr. A. E. Dickinson, editor of the Religious Herald; Dr. J. W. Pitcher, superintend? ent Sunday School and Bible Board; Dr. R. D. Hay more, Bristol; Dr. J. R. Dickey, Bristol; and J. R. Harrison, financial agent of Southwest Virginia Insti? tute. * * Mr. I.. Turner Maury has returned from tin exten? sive trip through the East and North. American Locomotives in Japan. (Iron and Steel Bulletin.) Tlie first American locomotives, two in number, which were ever set up In Japan were put to a text on the Hallway of Japan on the 22d of July, between the J capital and Shlnagawa, a suburban station. They were sent out from the Baldwin Locomotive Works, and it Is reported thut they were so superior to the English engines hitherto in use that the authorities will put tlie American locomotive into use on the line. O, We Can Beat That. (Southern Progress.) The largest single log of poplar ever cut In West Virginia was cut a few days ago in Logan county. It measured ninety-three feet in length, sixty-three Inches jn diameter. 1,000 cubic feet, and twenty-one to twenty .five, feet board measure. This log alone is j large enough to build u good-sized frame house. Embarrassing. (From Brooklyn Life.) Mr. Bellow*?You know those prayer-book looking | things that hold a pack of cards t Miss Slnwhoy?Yes. Did you take one to church by mistake! Mr. Bellows?>'o; took a prayer-book by mistake to the poker club. The Struggle ltenewed. (From the Cape Cod Item.) Tlie ministers fresh from vacation to-day With vigor are fighting the foe; And the devil ain't having it nil ids own way, As he did just a short time ugu. Warning. Save 2f> per cent on all roc Is by patron? izing IIilb for clothing, shoes, etc. It Gold Watch i- roe. At I. Hilbs's. A souvenir to every cus? tomer, and any one purchasing goods to the amount of $5.00 given a chance free on a gold watch valued tit $50. It A few desirable lots for sale cheap, on good terms. J. H. Coitiupge. It A. M. Rogers is no longer in my em? ploy. I do not hold myself responsible for nnv inonev paid him on mv account. It ' "I. Hilb. Just received, a job lot of hats. Am closing same out at ruinous prices. It I. Him. Visitors will do well to call on I. Hilb j and extuninc his line of clothing, shoes, hats, etc., at Baltimore city prices. It If you want bargains go to N. 0. Haw? kins' old stand. Two or three lines are being sold below cost. Call early and secure bargains. W. H. Nickels & Co. have the best stock of general merchandise ever brought in the mountains, and everything is marked in plain figures and sold on close margins. Clothing and drv goods cheap. Flour at !f3 per 100 lbs. " Suit at !I?K per ISO lbs. in a seamless three-bushel sack. Meat and provisions cheap. Coal oil in barrels at If)? a gallon. . It Several lines of goods are being sold be? low cost at N. O. Hawkins & Co.'s old stand. Now is the time to secure bar? gains. Goodloc Bros, have on hand a large supply of fresh butter and cabbages. It Two or three lines of goods arc being sold below cost. If you want bargains, now is the time to go to N. O. Hawkins & Co.'s old stand. It W. H. Nickels k Co. have the best stock of general merchandise ever brought in the mountains, and everything is marked in plain figures and sold on close margins. Clothing and drv goods cheap. Flour at $3 per 100 lbs. "Salt at 99f per 100 lbs. in a seamless three-bushel sack. Meat and provisions cheap. Coal oil in barrels at 15* a gallon. It Go to N. O. Hawkins' old stand for bar? gains. Several lines of goods arc being sold below cost. It Goodloc Bros, have on hand a large supply of fresh butter and cabbages. It W. H.Nickels ?t Co. have the best stock of general merchandise ever brought in the mountains, and everything is marked in plain figures and sold on close margins Clothing and drv goods cheap. Flour at $3 per 100 lbs. ' Salt at 99? per 150 lbs. in a seamless three-bushel sack. Meat and provisions cheap. Coal oil in barrels at l.V a gallon. It L. TURNER MAURY, Attorney at Law} BIG STONE GAP.VA. NOTICE ! BY CITY COUNCIL,. I^MBERC?NTRACT.i Until Wednesday, September 17th, at 6 o'clock p.m., the Council of Big Stone Gap will receive sealed bids for the following lumber for sidewalk purposes, viz: Three hundred thousand (300,000) feet, of which one hundred and sixtv-five thou? sand (165,000) feet shall be 2x6x12, and seventy-four thousand (74,000) feet 2x6x 16, and the babancc 2x6x14 feet. Sepa? rate bids are required on tho above for Pine and Oak, and on the 12's and 16's bids are to be both for undressed and dressed on one side. When all bids aro in, tho Council will dotermiuc whether the Fine or Oak will be accepted, and whether it shall be undressed or dressed on one side; also OAK LUMBER FOB CROSSINGS. Forty-two thousand (42,000) feet to be 3x12x12 or 14 feet, and five thousand (5, 000) foot 4x4x10 feet. All tho above lumber to be delivered along Wood Avenue in "Plat 1" on sides of Dummy line. Contract to be let to lowest and best bidder, the Council reserving the privilege to reject any or ali bids. Address Chas. A. Alden, City Engineer, or City Council of Big Stone Gap Va. BIG STONE GAP. Two beds of Coking Coal, each ono over six feet thick, making as good Coke as is produced in the United States, will be mined and coked within three miles of the town. Two beds of Gas and Steam Coal, each over four feet thick, and a bed of Cannel Coal underlies the same territory. IRON. Two reliable beds of Red Fossil Iron, one carrying 48 per cent Iron, and a large deposit of Oriskany ore, carrying 52 per cent Iron, underlie in part the town site, and thousands of acres on lines of S. A. <fc 0. R. R. and L. de X. R. R. _ TIMBER. The most valuable area of virgin forests, of Walnut, Hickory, Oak, Ash, Yellow Poplar (white wood), Birch, Hemlock and Chestnut Oak, in the United States, immediately tributary to the town. WATER. Supplied by two rapid rivers flowing around tlie town. Water works, piping from an elevation 850 feet above the town site, now under construc? tion. Concentration of railroads at this point inevitable. South Atlantic & Ohio now completed from Bristol, Tenn. Louisville & Nashville graded and nearly completed. Several other roads now under construction. Cheap FneL?Gbeap Raw Material,--Cheap Transportation. An $800,000 Iron Plant under construction. Five hundred Coke Ovens to be built at once. Electric Light, Street Railway, Good Hotels, etc, etc. MORE ADVANTAGES COMBINED THAN CAN BE FOUND IN ANY OTHER LOCALITY. Manufacturers wanted. Substantial inducements held out. On and after September 15th, lots will be sold at schedule rates. Reduc? tions to builders. Address BIG STONG GAP IMPROVEMENT CO., Istemiont Hotel Building, Big Stone Gap, Va. W. C. SHELTON & CO. DRUGGISTS, AND DEALERS IN Fancy and Toilet Articles, Stationery, Mineral Waters, Fancy Candies, Tobacco and Cigars, ^PHYSICIANS PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY.^ BIG STONE GAP, VA. MEW LIVERY STABLE VfcT* X*. UPSCOMBE Successor to E. P. McCARTY, Offers to the Public a New and Complete Outfit for a Having leased the stable and purchased the stock and all equipments of the late E. P. McCarty, I propose to enlarge ami improve the same, and frivc special and per? sonal attention to the needs of the public, and to making this the Best Livery Stable in Southwest Viroixia. Having recently bought a large amount of fresh provender, I will pay particular attention to BoaRKIXC Stock on reasonable terms. Your patronage solicited. \XT. 3P. LIPSCOMBE, Shawnee Ave, near E. Fifth St. BIG STONE GAP, VA. THE GEM OF THE MOUNTAINS. Located midway between Bi^ Stone Gap and St. Paul, twenty-one miles from either point, on the line of the Clinch Valley Extension of the Norfolk & Western Railroad. Three Great trunk lines of Railway practically at her doors, the Norfolk & Western, Louisville k Nashville and Charleston, Cincinnati & Chicago; thus affording shipping facilities and rates tu all parts of the country. Tacoma is surrounded by 6,000 acres of the finest coking coal in the South, which will be worked by the Tacoma Milling and Transportation Co. This property carries a ten-foot vein of superior coking coal. The first lots were sold the 10th of June. Over ">00 lots have been sold by the com? pany to date. t grading is progressing rapidly, are being erected, and a number St re bridge of stores and dwellings. The place is surrounded by the best for? est of timber in Virginia. Two hundred acres of beautiful fiat land, with abundance of water und rail? road sidings, to be given away as factory sites, and free fuel for five years, less the cost of mining, to all manufacturers. INDUSTRIES SECURED. A lar<,'c Brick Plant, capacity .10,1100 per day, in operation. Finest clay in the Southwest. Several large leases for mining coal and making coke will be let in a short lime. Exchange and Deposit Bank, capital $30,000. Complete Planing Mill and Wood-Work? ing Machinery in operation. A large Saw Mill, 15,000 feet per day. Waterworks, being constructed. A substantial Hotel of thirty rooms will soon be completed. The contemplated site for the new court house of Wise Countv. There Is no safer place for Investment In the South than Tacoma. A Solid and Substantial Town, backed up by Energetic Investors and a Progressive Company, Composed of well known Business Hen. OFFICERS : W. E. HARRIS, Pres. J. C. STAMPS. V.-Pres. F. A. STRATTON, Treas W.T. MILLER. Secy. For full Information address HARRIR St HARRIS, Special Agts, Tacoma, or W. E. HARRIS, Big Stone Cap, Va. McCUB & CO. Dealers In Groceries,ProYisions,Flonr,Hay, MEAL, FEED, ETC. Cor. Jerome Street and Wood Ave. BIG STONE CAP, VA. (52t) I WITT & HOLDEN' PRACTICAL Watch. Makers-and. Je welers, Deelen In Fine Wutcbcs, Cluek.s, Sjiectacles, etc. All J work done in a workmanlike manner ami warranted. East Fifth St. BIG STONE GAP iW. C. ROBINSON & CO. I 1 BIO STONE GAP, VIRGINIA, M j M Have Just received a fine b 1 selection of Watches and [a 1 offer them at low rates. 1 COLLEGIATE PBEPARATORY SCHOOL, BIG STOKE GAP, VA. The llrst session of this school will begin September 16tb, 1890. The curriculum for the fall term (Sept. Dec., incl.) Includes the following courses:? 1. Latin; (Beginner's course in Catsnr.) 2. Higher Arithmetic. 3. English Literature, Grammar and Composition. 4. General History, (with Geography.) B. Elementary Science;. (Botany and Phlsiology.) Special classes in German, Greek and Advanced Mathematics may also be formed. I For the reirular coarse (Including German) the an? nual charge for tuition will be *75; for a preparatory course (omitting Latin) the rate will be |?0;?this I course not being continued, probably, beyond thepres [ eut year. ? A considerable portion of the number of pupils to I which the school is limited for the first year have al ! ready been pledged. It Is desired that, U possible, all i entries for the first term be made before September 15, although pupils will be received later?nnitU further I aoUce. Wm. H. BecicroaB, (B. A. Yale Cnlv.) Ssmtuss, 1880. J. M. Goodloe. H. B.Clay, jr. REAL ESTATE, GOODLOE & CLAY. City jProjpeirty Bought and ?Solu On Ck>mmlMlon? TRACTS of Coni, Iron and Timber Land for sole by the acre or tract. Belog; well acquainted Kith >! Blocks ami 1/ds In Hie city we moke buving and selling a specialty. Parties at J distance desl ,nakeInvents should ConeqJond with us. XO THOCB L E B EI' ARillNG TTTUW TO A NY PROP- , bandied by us. Off Ice: Opposite Post-off Ice, BIC STONE GAP, VA. DRY GOODS. J. At. UtKIULOE. B.*B. Gooiu.oe. GOODLOE BROS. HAVE JUST RECEIVED LARGE NEW STOCK Dry Goods and Notions BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS, -AND GENT'S FURNISHING GOODS. Merchant Tailoring a Specialty. Measures Taken and Suits made to Order, CIGARS AND TOBACCO, Best Five Cent Cigar In the City, made expressly for GOODLOE BROS. ALL KINDS OF CANNED GOODS, FLOUR, BACON, Etc ' 3| Call and examine our goods ami prices. We buy the best, of evi thing, ami know how to buy to please our customers. GOODLOE BROS. J East Fifth Street, between Wyandotte and Clinton. BANK of BI? STONE GUP, c?ijit?ki, $?0,000.00 Incorporated under Virginia State Laws. Does a General Banking Business. VT. II. SICKELS, President. II. II. BCLLITT, Cashier. CoaREsrosuESTs: ?United Stales National Hank of New York.; Kentucky Nations) Hank. Louisville. _I W. A. McDowell. President. C. H. Berryman, Cas Appalachian-Bank Authorized Capial, $100,000.00 Incorporated under the Laws of State of Virginia. Does a General Banking Bus 11. W. KATES. J. F. BULL1TT, JR. J. St. GOODLOE. 10hectors: J. R. P. MILLS. H. C. MiDOUF.l.l., JH. C. II. SPALDING. C. T. |>UN( It. T. IR\ l> It*. A M : Temporary Quarters, Opposite Post Office, BIG STONE GAP. V memsm EBOTflH -THE' Big-Stone-?flp. Furniture-Co, ARE OFFERING SPECIAL BARGAINS IN Parlor, joining Room, Bed Room oiicl Offioo FURNITURE BEDDING, CARPETS, RUGS and MATTING. WINDOW SHADES, WALL PAPER. HOTKI, FURNISHING A SPECIALTY. ?? A FULL LINE OF COFFINS AND CASKETS. p THE BIG STONE GAP FURNITURE CO.? I Ayers Building, BIG STONE GAP, VA, A BEAUTIFUL TOW?T SITE -JVI1DWAY BETWEEN THE COAL FIBLDSi?IRON ORES Adjoining the City of Big Stone Gap on one side, and the South Appalachian Land Company's va and extensive Town Site Lands on the other. Being on the South Fork of Powell's River It has UNSURPASSED WATER POWE^ Only a few hundred yards from the great FURNACE SITES and other centres of Industry. Surrourid UNRIVALLED FORESTS OF HARD WOODS. On the line of the S. A. & O. R. R.. and accession all the railroads centering at Big Stone Gap. Within reach of all the great public Improve? ments now gowlng forward there?-BELT RAILWAY. DUMMY LINE. ELECTRIC LIGHTS, WATER WORKS. Etc. It Is the key to the building In the beautiful Powell's Valley of A GREAT MANUFACTURING CITY Foundation of a $10,000 Hotel begun. Buildings, Streets, and other internal Improve rnents of various sorts now actively going forward. Desirable and Cheap Homes. MOST LIBERAL INDUCEMENTS OFFERED MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES OF ALL 11$ FOR INFORMATION IN DETAIL, ADDRESS THE EAST BIG STONE GAP LAND & IMPROVEMENT CO BIG STONE GAP, VA. J, B. F. MILLS, President, or S. C. BERRYMAN, Secretary.