E. T. S
Successors to ?. S. C. FURNITURE CO.
WHOI.KS.VM-: AND R KT Alt,
. FOR T^K
rgj Parlor, Diaxiiijg Room, X?t?cl Room
ClITLCl Off i Of
^ BEDDING, CARPETS, RUGS and MATTING,
WINDOW SHADES, WALL PAPER.
MANUFACTURED TO ORDER.
HOTEL PURXISHING A SPECIALTY. 15
A FULL LINE OF COFF.NS AND CASKETS.
E. T. SHORTT & CO.i
Ayers Building, BIG STONE GAP, VA,
CONTRACTOR if BUILDER
East Third, bet, Shawnee Ave. and Bouievard,
BIG STONE GAP, VA.
Opened October 24
A Ftrst-Class Hotel In all Its Appointments. The Citizens of
Bis Stone Cap and Vicinity will receive Special attention.
Immediately Opposite Union
GEO. L. JACOBY, Proprietor.
1 i ?MKHI.V or
Hotel Roavoke. Roanoke, Va hotel Fajkmount, Bristol
A DEMOCRATIC SPEECH.
Hon. .John K. Masse}- Open- the Cam
pnlRfi at IUk Stone G?p and Delivers
mi Interesting Argument on Hit'
Issues i>r the Day.
The lion. Juo. K. Massey spoke (<? a
large crowd at the new building of A.
Summerficld on Wood avenue hist Friday
evening. Mr. Irvine introduced the speaker
as one of the noblest men of the grandest
old State in the union. In response to which
(Jov. Massey said: "We claim Kentucky us
one of Virginia's daughters, und I feel ut
home among the Kentuckiuns. It is a
great pleasure for me to be with you to?
night, although I did not expect when J
came to your city to have the honor to lie
culled on to address you. und 1 shall speak
promiscuously and not merely politically.
Nine years ago 1 spoke to the citizens of
this county under a large tree near this
place, thu place I pointed out to a friend
to-day whllc+riding. There wbs noUilug
here t-heu. Suier rtiat time yon hare
made gf<m? pr?$ro$* ar*i t congNitmlate
yait m?e* hfdT'Jly ?n whar vou hano d<?ie
and the Tepotincs with which yon are
surrounded. When the late unpleasant?
ness ended," he said, "the South was
almost annihilated and destitute, hut the
South wont bravely to work, and has not
depended on the government for aid, but
relied on its own merits, and what was
once regarded as a misfortune was per?
haps for the liest, for the men who make
the most of this life are the men who
rely on themselves, and the South is now
coming to the front and being recognized
l>v the commercial world. Virginia has
the brightest prospects before her. She
is now one of the most prominent States,
and will soon take the rank where she
stood years and years ago. When I was
here before, I was discussing State affairs
and the finance of Virginia. People were
not willing to come here and invest their
money, because they thought Virginia was
not able to meet her obligations, and their
property would lie taxed too heavily.
That is one question that is being agitated
by capitalists our of Virginia to-day."
He explained the first principles of the
government, and said that nothing should
be adopted as policy that was not honest
and equal between man an man. and man
and government, "liacli individual is ex?
pected to contribute his portion for the
maintenance of the government,and if he
fails to do that he fails to meet his obliga?
tions as a moral citizen, and then he has
a right to expect from the government its
protection. Jf we were here to-night to
form a government we would want to make
>it equally just to all. But every man has
;n right to form his opinion and they can
liaot be alike. The government has it right
to call upon her citizens for a sufficient
amount to run it economically. Now if it
Ihas taken more than that there is some?
thing wrong somewhere. There are three
way* of raising this money: by direct tax?
ation, which many advocate as being the
>ust way to run the government, but there
S 8 sometimes difficulty in getting the prop?
erty assessed properly. The poor man
^"?ho has only a cow, a horse and a low
Iiuiestic implements is sure to be assessed
r everything lie has, while the rich man
ay withhold his bonds, slocks, notes and
iluables from notice.
"Then there is the internal revenue
stem, which I don't think meets the
^probation of any but those who live by
Bjbugijig the people. And last is the tariff,
I r imposed duties, which is the best and
?'ar most economical way to run the gov
| rnment. The expenses of the govern?
ment, including the pension bills, amount
rjjip four hundred and fifty millions of dol
.'! irs, and the democrats are in favor of
Raising every dollar of that money by
J-vtrilTund incidentally to protect our home j
I idustrics. How can they call that free- |
>?i*ade? The argument on the other hand
SLih&t our home industries need a special '
gjjjrotection. i can understand why the
;? j'oduecr is in favor of high tu rill', but 1 I
iinot understand why the* consumer is in
Ifvor of ii. If vou put it on the manu
v ciur/r he puts it on the iriuufaetured
?.He guve the following illustration in
g ?oaiiing ot" the faroiyr* in favojf of pro
I ctiv? tariffi ?*A than departed this Jife
|Sd went d?wiito the l?wer regiMns before
p wid Expected. TM master said; ?! wA?
i'?t looking for you litld have not kcc?uu
locations, but you can look aro?tid wtitlc
f Min preparing ;i place fur you.' ('n look?
ing around ho saw six men hanging up l?y !
the heels. He went back ami inquired
what they were. The master said: 'These
, wen- farmers who were in favor <>!' protec?
tive tariff, ami were ii><> green t<> burn, so
they hud t<> he ?1 i-r?-<i awhile.'"
lie said "there is no country in the
world that possessed the advantages and
facilities for manufacturing lhal the
United- Stall's has: there is no other
country that has more skilled labor and
more raw material than the United States.
I believe iron can be manufactured within
two miles of Hi;: Stone Gap for per ten
less than at any other point in the coun?
try, and you have the finest coking coal
the world has produced. This being the
.case you can say 'I can compete with tha
In speaking of the present congres?
sional contest he said: "I am not ac?
quainted with Mr. Goo. Mills, as I have
not had the honor of seeing him, but I am
acquainted with John A. Huchauan and
will say that Virginia's soil was never
trodden by a braver, truer and better
man. 11c has shown himself to be a man
in everything lie has undertaken. He lias
represented you faithfully in Congress.,
and will represent yon faithfully n^ain.
But you rnwat go to work and organize, got j
?every democrat out t<> the polls on election
day, give him a rousing majority and do
An Important Sleeting.
A mass meeting of business men and
citizens general}' is called to meet at the
new building of Mr. Suninicrncld near the
Intermonl hotel, Saturday evening at H
o'clock, lor the purpose of organizing a
Commercial Club. Every citizen inter?
ested in the prosperity of Stone Gap
He Painted Hi* Whlskera.
"Mamma." said the six-year-old young?
ster in a loud whisper, so that every one in
the ear could hear him,''lookat the man."
"Yes, dear," answered his mother, who
The train dashed around a curve und|
sent the boy's feet into one coiner and j
his head agaiust his mother.
"Yes, dear." she answered gently, still j
The train shot into a tunnel, plunged
through the darkness and drove out into
"Yes. dear," she said, lurtljllg a pane
"He's got red whiskers." said the loud
"They arc awful red."
"Yes, dear,'.' and people began to realize
that the mother was not listenjng to what j
her darling said. Those who were fathers !
and mothers smiled in anticipation. The
red-whiskered man studied his paper care?
"Thcy'ic fiery red."
"Yes dear," sweetly.
"They're rodder "a my father's."
"Yes dear." Another page was turned.
"Is he any relation to my father?"
"Is he any relation to me?"
"They're awful red."
"Yes. dear," quietly.
"Will 1 have red whiskers like that
when I'm a man?"
"Hut I don't want 'em," whimpering. |
"There, dear, don't talk so much; mam-j
ma is reading."
"Do you like 'em so red?"
"Yes deni-," soothingly.
"1 don't. Maybe he paints .'em. Docs
he paint 'cm?"
"I won't have to paint mine, will I?"
"Yes, dear," fondly.
"Hut 1 don't want to. Does papa paint
"Oh, I won't paint mine."
Mamma begins Oil a new page.
"When will 1 have to paint 'em?"
Mamma does.not hour him.
"Will I have to paint 'em as red as his?"
"Mamma, look at him. He's mad."
"His face is redder 'n his whiskers."
"He's going out of the ear."
"Mamma, how often does he have to
"Paint what dear?" asked mamma,
[dropping the book in her lap a ml'look in;;
j at the child. '?
' "His whiskers. You said he painted
Vnii and be got mad und went away."
Hut mamma's face looked as if it were
painted scarlet, and she read steadily for!
Oile hour without answering ? single ques- j
Wedncuday-Aftcrnoon Literature flume*.
A course in "English Literature of the
Present Century" is to 1)C given by Mr.
'Becjcford at lhc_C_h??ic:ii school, on Wed?
nesday afternoon* from 4 to 5 p. in. It will
lie based upon selected readings; the class?
room work consisting of brief introduc?
tory lectures, from n quarter to a half an
hour long, followed by a general discus?
sion of questions under consideration.
The course will be adopted especially for
those interested in the higher culture and
the study of principles of literary art. It
will continue until after Christmas and
the terms will be two dollars. Should
sufficient interest be manifested, several
special lectures oil allied literary topics,
will be given, open to members of the
The first meeting of the class will be
held next- Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 29th;
at 4 p. m. The subject will be "Haw?
thorne;" the special works to be read and ;
considered arc "The Marble Faun," "The
House of Seven Gables." "The Snow
Image" and "The Great Stone Face."
During November, George Eliot^Ruskin,
Mathew Arnold. Emerson and Carlyslc
will be taken up. Lists of selected readings
for both November and December will be
furnished members of the class on appli?
Yesterday morning a man by the name
of John Bnlmctcr was drowned in Powell's
river, just below the doublt? tunnel, near
Pee Pock. He in company with Mr. Lun
decn, Winston Brothers' foreman, and
another man were attempting to cross the
river in a boat, and the river being high,
the boat upset throwing them all into the
river. Lundcen and the other man suc?
ceeded in reaching the bank, but Balmctcr
was not seen after he went down.
He was n Polandcr by birth and came
here about two months ago from New
York, and was employed by Winston
Brothers. His body has not been re?
Improvements at Bast Big Stone Gap.
There' is much activity at Hast Big Stone
Gap. The saw mill is running constantly,
the grading for the new hotel is progres?
sing, the laying off streets and the con?
struction of houses continue. Not far
from it is the plant of the t woTurnaces.w ith
their -.Meat boilers and heavy machinery,
which are slowly, but surely being placed
in position. A freight train containing a
part of the machinery was ditched ii few
days ago but did little damage.
Altogether the district east of the eih
is assuming an appearance of business.
The untiring energies of Senator Mills
are unmistakably making their impression
upon his town.
The Water Works.
M r. ?!. L. Jennings, of Lynchburg,broth?
er-in-law to the president of the Glamorgan
Water Works Coin] any. to whom the con?
tract for putting in our water works was
awarded, has been here several days and
?ill begin active operations at once.
Much of the pipe has been scattered
along the railroad adjacent to the line on
which it will be laid and there is more on
the road. The work can be carried on
through the fall and during a good por?
tion of the winter.
A Neuro Kovr.
On Monday evening last two negroes by
the name ofGraslev and Maxwell got into
a difficulty over Maxwell's wife, at the
camps. A quarrel ensued and Maxwell
.-hot at Grasley, but the ball took effect in
another negro's arm, who was trying to
prevent the difficulty. They were arrested
and brought before Mayor Skeeu the nexf
morning: and Maxwell was sent.to jail to
answer the charge of shooting with intent
An Enterprising Firm.
Mr. Shorn proposes t<> creel a three-story brick
lutililing :it I he rear end "f the Avers building, cx
ttiMllng the entire length M that building, mid front?
ing on Kast 5th Rtrcet, provided he can gel the rear
siuJ- nf <lll lIlOM lot* til :i reasonable ttgltlM . He
?> ht> think- there u HI i,... im trouBlv. In lining so, as
hohaF?}inki-ii t" some uf tit,' parties ?ml tboy Miemed
r.icorsble to it. Tint building will lie. used for a store?
house for furniture, ami the front next to5th slreat In
exhibit Bne upholstered furniture, thus giving them
[wo fronts mi the streets. They expert soon to have
a furniture factory in connection with lira itore.
Mr. IV. K. Ilnrri> lin> l<-t the contract for the founda?
tion ainl stonework of his new bouse, mi Poplar Hill,
lo Messrs. Parr ?V liargely, and work will 1m- com?
menced at oner.
The Official Itonrd ..f lie- M. K. Chureh, South, i
requested lo nicel ai the l?g Stun.' t!ap church to-j
morrow, Saturday, ai :> o'clock p. in. All the mem
tiers nf the cliurcli are earnestly iiiviteil in he present,
as matter* of iiii|iorlancu ?ill conic up fur discussion.
J. 0. SriiM.K.v. Preacher in Charge.
W . K. Harris weal Lynchburg Tuesday on bnsl
Jiulge iiml Mrs. Joshua !'. Iltillitt, who have been
visiting their son, Captain Kultitt, for llic past week,
returned lo Louisville Tuesday.
Mr. ('. A. Ilardin left on Monday last lo attend llic
wedding of his partner at law, Mr. IV. K. Addison.
? ? ?
Jwsc Ream, ol Johnson City, was in town Tuesday.
Mr. John M. fiondlocand wife returned last Tin-day.
Mr. fieorgc Kru-t. nf Itoslon, having read in the
I'ost the table showing the high per cell! which im?
proved property pays at l?^ Slone (jap, came here
with a view of purchasing l"!> and building on them.
He though!, however, that til" lots were too high.
Some i>f our real estate owners should certainly make
concessions to those who wish to tmlld on llic lots they
purchase. Ttic eiiliancetl value ol I be projierty ad
Joining would afford compensation to tin- lot owners
fur the reduction in the price. Mr. Frost's address is j
.'II Kedford street, Ro?toll.
Mr. II. K. Fox returned yesterday trom Sew York.
Mr. t. F. r'l.inary, of Gladeville, was in town yes-|
One of the Right Kind.
W. S. Calmer. who never tires of speaking <>f Ibc
great tics* ol the Southwesraud of Dig Stone (tap in
particular, Is in the city, lie Is one of the liveliest
rciil estate meu we know. Why don't he settle in
An Unexpected Engagement.
(From die Louisville Critics)
The announcement ot the engagement ut Colonel
John Churchill and Miss Tena Nicholas was a sur-1
prise, generally, lo their friends. Although Colonel
Churchill i? in his seventy-second .tear, he possesses
the energy anil freshness Ol a man twenty years Iiis
junliir. Age hasn't anything t" do but' gracefully
submit when romance happens along. For it runs in
the -<iiiis :li ii "Love will timl ihe way."
R?BKKT H-vnts, Plaintiff, i
:? In Chancery.
Uko, It. ltiMKK?,ri ?/., Defendants. j
Whereas Kotiert Bates heretofore exhibited t? our
('in nil Court of Wire county, Virginia, his hill of
complaint aguiust George K. lingers ami otbers^wberc
upon sundry proceedings have been had, ns ap|ieara
from llic records ami files of said court; butj before a
Ihial decree, in the said sail could be pronounced, lt. S,
Hul.lmr,:, one of the defendants, departed this life in?
testate: and it appearing from decrees, heretofore en?
tered in tili.? en use, that the same should lie revived
against ihe administrator and heirs of -aid It.s. Hub
bard, deceased; and it appearing from an affidavit on
tile in said cause that W. It. Iluhliard. Jason Wehl, ami
Unidema his wife, ami David Sttirgill are noil-resi?
dent* ot theCoiui.iwealthi-r Virginia, it is ordered
lh.it HiC.V appear before Ihe Judge of mir said Circuil
t'mirt. at the court-house, on the lirst day nf the next j
jtvnn, lo show cause, if any (hey have ur can, why the,
..? aid -tiit should noi he proceeded with liitn a final de-;
'.crve against them mid he in all things iu the name
plight and condition as it was at the time of the tie.
ceaienf the said K. S. llahbUrd, and further, lo do
and receive what aar said court shall la that part con?
sider. Given under my hand this Oetr-ber 2mh. Ktoo.
J:*. Liri'K. Clerk Clrenh Court.
flMt] Wise Countv, Virginia.
J. M. Goodloe.
H. B; Clay, Jr
GOODLOE & CLAY.
City r?i'Oi3t?i^t>" Bought tmcl Sold
TRACTS of Coal. lr..n and Timber Laud for -nie by the nci.r tract, Being well acquainted with ?11 the
Mock* and- Lot- in the" city m'ake buvlnp ami selling .? specialty. Parties at n distance desiring w
make lu vestment a should correspond with its. NO TROrBLK REGARDING TITLKS TO ANY PROPERTi
bat.ibyua. Of f ice : Opposite Post-off ice, BIG STONE GAP, VA.
w. p. lipscomb;
Successor to E, P. MCCARTHY,
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, 1'. .McCarthy.}I propose to enlarge and improve the same, and give special and p<'r- \
tonal attention to the needs of the public, and to making this the [5km- Livkkv Stable
in Southwest Virginia. Having recently bought a large amount of fresh provender,
I will pay particular attention to Boarding Sic k on reasonable terms.
Your patronage solicited.
"VV. i*. WPSCOMB,
Shawnee Ave, near E. Fifth St. BIG STONE GAP, VA.
W. C. SHELT
ON & CO.
AND DEALERS IN
Fancy and Toilet Articles,* Stationery, Mineral
Waters, Fancy Candies, Tobacco
^PHYSICIANS PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY.^
BIG STONE GAP, VA.
THE GEM OF THE MOUNTAINS.
Located midway between Big Stone Gap and St. I'aul. twenty-one miles from either
point, on the line uf the Clinch Valley Extension of the Norfolk ?v Western Railroad.
Three Great trunk lines uf Bail way practically at lier doors, the Norfolk & Western.
Louisville A: Nashville and Charleston, Cincinnati ,v Chicago; thus affording shipping
facilities and rates to all parts of the country.
Tacoinn is surrounded In ti.OMO acres of j Street grading is progressing rapidly,
the finest coking coal in the South, which [bridges are being . reeled, and a number
will be worked by the Tacoma Mining andr f'tores, and dwellings.
; 'i place is surrounded by the best for
? t ?>?' timber in Virginia.
Hiis property carries a ten-loot vein of j
i s i*n linndred acre- ol bcautitul tl.it
superior coking coal. ? . ... , .. . .. ?
' Bland, with abundance ol water and rail
The first lots were sold the 10th ofJtine. g ro.u] ?ij|njw, (ll |?. ojven nwiiv as hctorr
Over.lots have I.n -.-1,1 by the com-g?jteS).| f,lc| (or five vc'ars, less the
pany to date. i ,.?., ?f mining, t? all manufacturers.
A large Brick I'lant. cu|.ity lO.tMKl pei '. Complete Planing Mill and Wood-Work?
day, in operation. Finest clay in thciing Machinery in operation.
Southwest. \ A large Saw Mill. |.>,IMK) feel per day.
Several large leases for milling coal and) Waterworks, being constructed,
making coke will be let in a short time. \ s substantial Hotel of thirty rooms;
Exchange .1 Deposit Bank, capital j tt'm !"??? ,,c completed.
$50000. \ ''''' contemplated site for the new court
' house of Wise County.
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 weU known Business Men.
W. 6. HARRIS. Pres J. C. STAMPS. V.-Pres. F. A. STRATTON, Treas
W. T. MILLER. Secy.
For full Information address H ARR5R &. HARRIS. Special Affts, Tacoma.
Or W. E. HARRIS. Big Stone Gap, Va.
J. J. WOLFE.
H. B. CLAY. SR.
J. C. IVIOORE. Cen'l Man'^r,
Wolfe, Clay & Co.
Manufacturers, Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
ROUGH AND DRESSED
Flooring, Ceiling, Bevel and Drop Siding,
Moulding, Brackets, Finishing
13IO S'TO^JB) GAP, VA.
BIG STONE GAP
Two beds of Coking Goal, each one over six feet thick, making .. -
Coke as is produced in the United States, will be mined and coked wit
three miles of the town. Two beds of Gas and Steam Coal,each over I
feet thick, ami a hod of Cannel Coal underlies the same territory.
Two reliable beds <<i" Red Fossil Iron, one carrying 4s per cent Iron,
a huge deposit of Oriskany <>n\ carrying 52 per cent Iron, iindeTli<.
part the town site, and thousands of acres on lines of S. A. ife <> !;
and L. & X. R. IL
The most valuable area of virgin forests, of Walnut, Hickory, Oak,
Yellow Poplar (white wood), Birch, Hemlock and Chestnut Oak, ?
; United States, immediately tributary to the town.
Supplied by two rapid rivets flowing around the town. Water w.
piping from an elevation :5?<> feet above the town >ite. now under const
Concentration of railroads at this point inevitable. South Atlant
Ohio now completed from Bristol, Tenn. Louisville & Nashvillegrade.l
nearly completed. Several other roads now under construction.
Cheap FueL- Cheap Raw Material.-- Cheap Transportation.
An $800,000 Iron Plant tinder construction.
Five hundred Coke Ovens to he built at once.
Electric Light. Street Railway, Good Hotels, etc., etc.
MORE ADVANTAGES COMBINED THAN CAN BE FOUND IN A N v
Manufacturers wanted. Substantial inducements held out.
On and after September 15th, lots will be sold ;it schedule rates. I;
tions to builders.
Prices of lots in Plat N'w. -r>, range from ?r'"?1 to $1,000 per lot.
Address BIG KTOXG GAP IMPROVEMENT CO.,
Intkkmont Hotel Building, Big Stone Gap, \ .
J. M. GOODM)K.
K. K. G?mwm>r.
HAVE JUST RECEIVED LARCE NEW STOCK
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS.
GENT'S FURNISHING COODS.
Merchant Tailoring a Specialty. Measuros Taken and
Suits made to Order,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
Best Five Cent Clyar in the City, made expressly for
ALL KINDS OF
CANNED GOODS, FLOUR, BACON, Etc.
Call and examine our gout Is and prices. We buy the best of every?
thing, and know how to hnv to please our customers.
East Fifth Street, between Wyandotte and Clinton.
BANK of Bi? STONE GUP,
Incorporated under Virginia State Laws.
Doos a General Banking Business.
W. lt. NICKEL?, !?:? m I nt. R. II. M-LUTT, Cusliior.
CoutK8ni.w>Kvre:?Uiiitnl St.it. - Xutioinil I'-ink ??: NV? V?rie.;
Kentucky National Dauk, l?ui?vHk*.
W. A. McDowell, President. C. H. Berryman, Cashb
Authorized Capial, $100,000.00
Incorporated under the Laws of State of Virginia.
Does a General Banking Busin? s:
J. IS. K. MILLS ,-. T i i v< t\
II. c Mi nott Km Jit. it t ii ? ?
C. II. SI'.YLDIN?. w \ v,?]?,:: |
II. W. HATES.
.1 I . Itri.U IT. Jl:.
.1. U. GOODLOE.
Temporary Quarters. Opposite Post Office. BIG STONE GAP. VA.
Stolen from 1 table of B. Cockrell. near Cum?
berland ?ap, Tenn., one brown hnrsi mule, 12 y \u
old, HJ4 or 15 bands high, blind rj. rigid eye, ?
right side ul jaw hone, rtiilo-r nf pony order.
I will pay tor delivery .?f the mule here, or f20
forjinformalion thai will lea 1 i:- recovery: '?r will
,M> ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
for the apprehedsion of tbe thief?$123 fot both :!?: I
mid mule. Aditresn, fS. K. ('011:1:1:1.1..
1 !umberland flap. T< tin.
Of the condition of the Hash ok Ilm Stosk
G.w, at H!jr Stone Gap, in tlic State of
Virginia, at the close of business, Octo?
ber ?nd, Isint.
Loans and discount*.?120,*Mi it
Overdrafts. .--.1-.S ]i!
line from national hank- . IC.1SI 1:>
due from State banks and banker. T'Jl RS
Heal e.-.tate'furniture and fixtures . 035 TO
Current expenses and taxes paid 1,452 00
Checks and other cash items. i,sl7 is
Sjiecle, gold and silver. irj
Legal tender note.-. 3.SC2 on
Total.SHs'>.247 77 1
u tail criKs.
Capital -t..ck paid in .fH.:e..i) 00
Undivided profits. 5,16X69
Individual deposit* subject to check s7..m.-> 88
Demand certificate- of deposit. .s.Ks Hi
Kates and bills re-dbfcouuted .... 20,UUU txi
Statt ok Vw<;isi\?iWvtv op Wise,
1, Win. II. XichoU, president of tie- above named
bank,do solemnly .-wear that tin above statement is
true to tue liest of my knowledgejiml belief,
Wm. H. Nichoijc, I r. hi at.
SuliscrilsHl and sworn to hi fore me this 20th day of
October, 1880. NT. it. UcFJlwkk.
Notary Public, Wi.e County, Virginia.
J. F. BetiJTT. Jh.. 1
II. C. McDowki.1.. .In.. .Dir.- :.? .
Vi. T. liooioao:, I
Try the I'ost's mHd job o?er. It turns
out eiery variety of job Work on short
J*L BEAUTIFUL TCiWM SITE
-MIDWAY BETWEEN THE
Adjoining the City of Big Stone Gap on one side, and the South Appalachian Land Company's valuable
and extensive Town Sltr Lands on the other.
Being on the South Fork of Powell's River It has
IJMSBURjPASSEiD WATER [F^O^kA/EK
Only a few hundred yards from the great FURNACE SITES and other centres of Industry. Surrounded b'
U N RIVALLED FORESTS OF HARD WOODS. On the line of the S. A. & O. R. R., and accessible to
all the railroads centering at Big Stone Cap. 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 ?
ments of various sorts now actively going forward. Desirable and Cheap Homes.
MOST LIBERAL INDUCEMENTS OFFERED MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES OF ALL KINDS.
FOR INFORMATION IN DETAIL. ADDRESS
THE EAST BIG STONE GAP LAND & IMPROVEMENT CO.
BIO OAP, VA?
J. B. F. MILLS, President, or S. ?. BERRYM?N, Secretary.
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