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THE OLD FOLK'S CONCERT.
A Dramatic Performance. Given for Char liable Purpose* Proves & Great Succes*. The entertainment given by the Ladies' Aid Society on Saturday night was an affair of the greatest credit to the mana? gers. They bad sought far and near for relics of the past with which to furnish the stage, giving i* the appearance of a country home of a hundred years ago. Hiss Hughes, Mr. Simmons, Miss Annie Hughes and little Cummins Bullitt, rep? resenting a country family visited by two ladies from Boston, these characters being taken by Misses Jerusha and Mollic Goodloe. After the arrival of a few more guests, in the old fashion way, being ush? ered in by Dick, the "singing" began. "Auld Lang Sayne," the first piece, gave the audience a foretaste of the pleasure that was in store for them. It was really one of the features of the evening, and was sung in the most creditable manner, being led by Polly Pilkcns, which character was taken by Mrs. Bullitt. The host, in his quaint old-fashioned manner, called on each guest in their turn, the gracious and handsome hostess urging in her kind and cordial manner the reticent country beaus and lasses to come forth and display their talents. Deacon Squibbs, Mk\ McElwce, favored them with one of the most charming pieces of the eve? ning, " Love's Old Sweet Song." Then I came a duett by the two visitors from Baltimore, called "Ah, Sweet Hour," which called forth an encore, when the audience was delighted with "Holv Mother." Parson Stubbing, Mr. W. S. Palmer, was next, and in a most creditable way sang the old familiar " Sailing," " all ye singers " joining in the chorus. Then roily Pilkius, with a quaint old-fashioned dress and a guitar, sang " Home, Sweet Horad," and, as an encore, "Annie Laurie." These were both beautifully and artistically sung. A piano solo followed this, an old-fashioned minuette, played by Miss Annie Hughes. At this juncture, Uncle Dick, which character was admira? bly taken by Mr. John Goodloe, was asked to sing by the " white folks," and with the old negro song,44Baptist Born, Bap? tist Bred, Baptist 'till I Die," brought screams of laughter and applause from the audience. When asked to sing again he insisted that Topsy should help bim, when forth she came (Mrs. Bullitt) with all the paraphivnalia, from a red bandana to the coal-black face to " he'p Uncle Dick de best she cud." These two char? acters were ably carried out, both Mrs. Bullitt and Mr. Goodloe showing dramatic talent far beyond the expectation of any one present. The singing of "Old Uncle Ned " by Topsy was pathetic in the ex? treme. Every song they sang was good, but the hit of the evening was Uncle Dick singing "Old Log Cabin," and Topsy acting the part# of a daughter of the old man. It brought down the house, and cheer after cheer brought them out again, when Topsy favored them with " Way Down Upon de Shawnce Kibber." The solo by Mr. Harry Ferguson was cer? tainly most artistic, displaying a voice of unusual range and training. Then Miss Goodloe sang " Coming Through the Rye," and, as an encore, " Suppossie " in the most pleasing manner. Miss Goodloe has n voice of great promise and sings de? lightfully. The proceeds of the concert, which were quite gratifying, will be applied to the relief of the needy of our'town. The programme was gotten up by Mrs. Addison. The local " hits" on the back afforded pleasure to the audience during the entire evening. Despite the inclement weather the house was well filled. Many have requested the managers to give another entertainment or reproduce the one given, which they have consented to do to-night. Every one seemed pleasd and really surprised to know we had such home talent. A SATURDAY ROW. A Rough Crowd Raise it Disturlmnce ami uro Locked I'p auid Fined, A disgraceful row occurred on Fifth street last Saturday, which came near proving serious. A party of men from the surrounding country were in town, some of whom got drunk, flourished their we'apons and resisted arrest. Several of them were heavily armed. It was with difficulty that their weapons were gotten from them and the crowd locked up. The police who made the arrests were G. E. Gilly, W. B. Kilbourne, W. F. Ba? ker, A. M. Baker and W. W. Adams; and nothing but the cool? ness of these officers prevented a tragedy and perhaps several tragedies. The dis? orderly parties were Clay Bailey, Thomas Johnson, Marshal Belcher and Doc Wad dell. James Lynch was also put under arrest for disorderly conduct and fined. The only criticism that can be passed on the officers is that they were too len? ient. After forcibly taking the pistols from two of the parties, they were in the act of returning them with the under? standing that the offenders would leave town at once, when Thomas Johnson "shed his coat," and, rushing in the crowd, made matters worse. When men come to town With concealed weapons they should be arrested without further provocation, if the officers have sufficient grounds for believing they are armed. The mere carrying of a concealed weapon, without good cause, \i an offense to the law and should be punished. In the present case they not only had concealed weapons but were trying to use them; and, after they were taken, the of? ficers offered to give them back if the par- I fics would quietly go home. Such leniency ' is never appreciated and it merely exposes ' the police to further danger. Fortunately thoso raising the row had not entirely re? covered possession of their pistols when Tom Johnson renewed the trouble. Had they done so it is likely Bcveral of the po? lice would have been shot. It became necessary for Officer Kilbourne, who ar 16s ted Johnson, to hit him over the head with his revolver. The judge properly re? fined to allow bail for the parties until they had been confined all night in the lock-up; and on Monday, when their cases came up for trial, Johnson, who had given bond for fifty dollars, failed to appear. Bailey was fined $15 and costs; Marshal Belcher $;> and costs for assault on Thos. Bogley, and Dock Waddell $12 and costs. Their weapons were confiscated, and will be sold to-morrow in front of Goodloe's store to the highest bidder. They consist of three pistols, two of them enormous, murderous looking weapons, with belts of cartridges. The officers were on hand promptly at the first sign of disturbance, and hus? tled the offenders to jail quickly as soon as they realized that it was the only way of stopping the disorder. .? ? ..... A* Natural as Lift*. (From tbc Tllusvllle Herald.) '?How miny cards did ytm say?" said Fnttutaster Shaituck a* a gentjenum asked him for some postal pasteboard*, yesterday. ?'fiiveme three,'" said the Inquirer as b<-' hastily looked at his hand. Another gentleman Jost behind, who was waiting, here''chipped in" with the remark'that be''would take flY*.'* The number was prompt ly shuffled off to him. Then as tbu geutlemeo aloud there looking at each other, a funny tac-ught ??.-med to strlka tbeai timul tanebueiy, and tftty ?raikd, bunched their binds; sod quietly 6epajATc?. MAIN HAS DEPARTED. ShertflT' Moor? Escorts the Murderer to Knoxville.?A Desperate Man. (Knoxville Journal) Sheriff M. A. Moore,-of Whitlcy county, Kentucky, arrived in the city yesterday afternoon, armed with requisition papers empowering him to carry from this city to the Bluegrass State one "Billie" Main; the alleged murderer of Aaron Coleman. The sheriff was accompanied by a deputy, and at 3:30 o'clock last evening the trio left for the scene of the crime. Mr. Main is by no means a pleasant man to look upon'or to talk to. The murder he committed near Jellico wus one of the worst crimes known to that section of the country. And his capture by Sheriff Moore was also no small matter. He walked into what the officials near his lo? cation, Coal Creek, Virginia, considered death. About the eighteenth of January, Sheriff Moore learned of the whereabouts of Wm. and Montgomery Main, two murderers, wanted in Whitlcy county. He started 1o Coal Creek and when he arrived there he learned that but a few days before a depu? ty United States marshal, who had also learned of their whereabouts, had started in quest of them, but when his horse \v:is shot out from beneath him he considered it time to leave. Sheriff Moore, of course, needed assis? tance to make the arrest of two such har? dened criminals. He asked the sheriff to accompany him to the mines and offered him $.">0 for his trip. But the reply was that he dare not go, as the men at the mines were so well equipped with arms that it would be as much as a man's life was worth to attempt to arrest any of their number. After making several attempts to get men to accompany him on his mission, he at last met with a doctor, who, to use a popular expression, 41 had if in for him." He asked the doctor to accompany him and to his surprise the physician said he would. Cautiously the two approached the mines heavily armed. They stationed themselves conveniently and waited for the men to come up for dinner. Finally they did come, and among them came William and Montgomery Main. As soon ns they were seen, both were covered with shotguns, and the invitation to throw up their hands was acceded to, very sul? lenly though. One man nearly had his gun leveled when Sheriff Moore caught sight of him and he was put under cover. The doctor and Sheriff Moore hand? cuffed the two brothers wanted for mur? der and succeeded in getting them out of the place without further difficulty. It was a place which well displayed the grit of the captors. I Sheriff Moore with his two prisoners arrived in Knoxville last Tuesday. The sheriff thought he had too great a load on j his hands and left William here, taking Montgomery with him. Knoxville will not be sorry to lose its temporary resident. Burglars in Shortt's Store. Some time last Thursday night a thief broke I into the furniture store of K. T. Shortt & Co. and Robinson's jewelry store. Entrance was gained by breaking out a window glass in the rear of the store. The cash drawer in the of? fice of Shortt &. Co. was broken open, but as the money had been placed in the safe, nothing was secured. A box of cigars was all the loss sustained by Shortt & Co. From Mr. Kobinson's jewelry store was taken two clocks, a silver card-receiver, some silver spoons and other articles to the amount of $20. At this writing no clew has been ob? tained to the perpetrators. This is the first robbery of the kind that has occurred in Big Stone Gap for years. Death of Mr. Debusk. ( Mr. John E. Debusk, a prominent and wcll ? to-do citizen died at his home on East Fifth street Saturday night, ne was stricken with 1 paralysis just one week previous to his death, but his condition was not thought to be criti? cal until Saturday evening. Mr. Debusk was born the Sth day of August, 1821, and was married fo Lucinda Thomas the Sth day of August. 18G2. His wife and seven children survive him. He moved to Big Stone Gap about six months ago to pass the re? mainder of his days, which proved tobe few. The interment took place on Sunday afternoon. -. . Woman is Changeable. "The rage for black underwear among women is the most tremendous thing we have ever known in women's fashions." said the buyer in a large emporium yesterday. " It has completely revolutionized our entire trade. Black underwear can be made from wool, cot? ton and silk, but looks best when there is silk combined with the other fabrics. All silk is the best, of course. But silk is expensive, and yet every woman who can get money enough has bought black silk underwear. We have runout of stock time and again this winter, owing to the great demand and the difficulty of securing new goods. The old styles of colors are simply unsalable." -+++ Acchlcnl to Jesse Wells. A few days ago a party consisting of W. M. David j son, Jesse Wells, T. J. Mann, Sol. Wells and Will. Ad? ams went on a deer hunt to High Knob. They found abundant traces of deer and pitched their camp, with a view of starting out early next morning. Davidson i and Wells began shooting at a target with pistol?, one of which was a hammcrless Smith S Wesson. One of the cartridges snapped; and after lite other loads w< re discharged Mr. Davidson attempted in removi the empty shells, mid in doing so the cartridge which had snapped exploded and struck Jesse Wells in the wrist, passing nearly through it. The party .caine back to the Gap and the doctors examined the wound. It i-> very painful but is not thought to be dangerous. -? - Liberal to Churches. (Bristol Courier.) Father Olivier went up t" Ahingdon yesterday, lb' was at Big Stone Gap Tuesday. The Improvement Company at that place transferred line two valuable lots for Church purposes for the nominal stun of $10 each. lb." was given his pick. He thought thai ?;e in marked contrast with Bristol, when he was asked $10,000 for thret acres of bind, away out iii the sub? urbs, for school purposes. Liberality in Mich matters will pay. - . <f> . Literary Society. A number of young men interested in having a lit terary society in this place will meet lit the Classical scbonl house next Tt! .-day evening, at S o'clock. All those interested in debating and other literary exer? cises are cordially invited to atteud. Personals. .Mr. Jas. W. Fox is expected home in a day or two. * * Mr. Edwin Barbour has returned from a business trip to Lyuchburg and Culpeper. * * Mrs. John Hardin has been visiting her friends in Kentucky; * * Mr. H. H. Bullilt is expected to return from Louis? ville to-day. Mr. W. K. Shelby returned during the week from a business trip to Kentucky. * * Mr. JliO. B. Payne has returned from an extended trir to Kentucky. 4c 4 Mr- John Hardin has returned from a visit to Ken? tucky. * * Mr If. C. McDowell, Jr., returned last week after a protracted Illness in Kentucky. ? * ? Mr. Wm. Slack, of the Bristol Courier, was in the city Tuesday. The Courier now takes the Aseoclatcd Press dispatches, uud has greatly improved its news department. ? * Messrs. f. B. Hunt, W. K. Aimstead, H. Fugnle, and Jas. K. White? of Ablngdon, spent several days in the city during lite week. ? "< Among the visitors to Big Stone Gap during the week were Messrs. IL A. Thornton, Jim. T. Shelby and Charles Korr, of Lexington. Mr Kerr is thu successor of Iba Ittt? J. Ewing ?6 trustee for the management ' of the Preilori 63lat6. Public Silk*. Attention is here called to the notice of sale of J. B; F. Mills, trustee of the J. h. Bost wick, horses, mules, oxen, wagons and general l?gfj'nl? outfit. This is the most complete log? ging outfit in the comity, and all interested in the timber business should nut fail to take ad? vantage of this opportunity. If the property can not be sohl as a whole loan advantage, it will be divided and sold in parcels to suit the purchasers. Old Folk's Concert. The Ladies'Aid Society will repeat the per? formance of " Oldc Folkes' Concerto " to-night at the Baptist Church. The New and the Old. About the beginning of the century the Lon? don Clearing House was established, while that of New York, which is the oldest in the United States, came inte? existence in 1853, Last year's clearances of the.New York insti? tution amounted to about $35,000,000,000 and those of London's $34,000,000,000. CITY BUSINESS. Hodge's Art Gallery. Citizens of Big Stone Gap should not fail to visit Hodge's Photographic Studio and Art room- when in Bristol. His work is equal to that of any artist in the South. To csehangt?a stock of merchandise for Big Stone Gap business" property. Ad? dress W. A. R. It or. eh !-<>v. [I2-I3tj Bristol, Tehn. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING. The regular annual meeting of the Stockholders of the Virginia Coal & Iron Company will be held at the Brad dock House, in the city of Alexandria. Ya.. on Wednesday, February 18th, 1891, at II o'clock, p. m. By order of the President. JOUX O. TOMBLEIt, Scr'if. January 30th, 1 S? 1. 24-31 j NOTICE-TRUSTEE'S SALE Pursuant to a deed executed by,!. L. Ilostwick ti> It. P. Bruce, trustee, in favor of 1 'rl? -? ?V II? aid, and an? other deed executed by said Ilostwick to me, in favor of II. c. Wood, and pursuant to a subsccpient agree? ment between tie1 parties, 1 will, on the 2d day of February, 1891, 'between the hours of 1 and n o'clock p. m., at the town of I'.i^ Stone Cap, Ya., proceed t'> sell at public auction, I? the highest bidder, for cash, the follow in-?' property of said J. I.. Bostwicfc, \iz: Seven yoke of oxen, six mules, ?nie horse, four lo^ wagons w ith all the chains, tools and other trapping attached to or used by, abuut or in connection with said wagons, one Jersey or spring wagon, one corn crusher, three sets of harness, two milch cows, two hundred bushels of corn, one hundred bushels of oats and seven tons of hay, or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the r-uoi ?if twelve hundred ami seventy-six dollars and twenty-six edits f$l, 2G7.2G) with interest <>:i if 1,000 from September 11, 1890, nod ihi costs and charges of said Bruce, trus? tee, and myself, in execution of tld- trust. [22-2t] ' J. B. P. Mm.i s, Trustee. TTIRGINIA:?In the Clerk'* Office of the. Circuit V Court of the'County of Wise, on the 30th day of December, ls!n. in vacation. E. II. Ori.n. trading under the Hrm | name ntnl >\y\v <.,- K. II. Ould | Si Co.. Plaintiffs, I I CihtisCii i k.v and Cn iio.es S.Nkw- } In Chancery. man. merchants and partners I trailing under l *t? - tlrm name i an>t style uf Called Si New- I man. Defendants, J The object "f 11>i ? >ni! is to have a judgement ob? tained by said Cullen and Newman in^t the >:iid E. II. Ould Sc Co. uii the 17th day of December, 1890, in the Circuit Court of Wise County, Virginia, for the sum of $121.no. with intcrol thereon from the Kith day of January, 1890, and -f7.".7 costs, subject to a credit of -*1 :tas of the Ithh day of March, IS90, si-t aside, vacated and annulled: and whereas, persti ant to an order entered in said court on the 17th day of December, 1890, the said Cullen and Newman are cnjoiueil and restrained from further proceeding on said judgement until further ordered by the said court said K. II. Ould ?V C?. having given bond required by law. und an affidavit having been made that the defendants, Cullen & Newman are not residents of the State of Virginia, it is ordered that they aj? do appear here, within IS days after dm- publication hereof, and do what may !><? necessary to protect tlnir interest in this suit. And i: is further ordered thai a copy hereof be published once a week for four weeks in some newspojier, and that a copy be forthwith posted at the front door of the court-house of this couuty nu th<' 1st day of the January term, 1891, uf W ise County Court. A copv. ' Teste,.I. E. Lipps, Clerk, Per J. C. Carter, I). C. Bcm.itt & McDowki.i., //. ?. 20-4t A Complete Modern Outfit for Doing First Class Work. LAWYER'S BRIEFS, LEGAL BLANKS. LETTER HEADS. BILL HEADS. PAMPH LETS BUSINESS CARDS, BLANK BOOKS, ENVELOPES, MORTGAGES, DEEDS, ETC. Merchants' and Bankers' Led? gers that will lie flat at any pago; an improved patent. All kinds of First class Job V/ork X0?R8ION FiATES TO Fm-detailed information address any aeent of the E. T, V. & G. Ry .-.System cr fa B. v/. WecmJ, GeuUPuu. Agt. KnoxviUe.Tenn. 1 E. T. SHORTT & CO. 1 WHOLESALE AND RETAIL IFURNITUREl - - - ^ [=j THE LARGEST AND MOST VARIED STOCK IX P =j SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. [p I Fine Parlor and Chamber Suits, Office and | Dining Room Suits. a- 15 51 A FULL LINE OF COFFINS and CASKETS AT YERY LOWEST PRICES. E a]-15 51 Carpets, Wall Paper and Window Shades. Mattresses IS of all Kinds Made to Order. A Large Assortment of Bed Springs. 51 any Pattern Made'S Order to Fit any^ ,_ed room. 5? - 15 E. T. SHORTT k CO. I Ayers Building, BIG STONE GAP, VA. | C. H. BERRY MAN. PELHAM BLACKFO D. BERRYMAN & BLACKFORD, -AGENTS FOR Equitable - Life OF NEW YORK, Which writes more insurance than any other Company in existance on account of the ABSOLL E SAFETY and LARGE DIVIDENDS to policy Holders. WRITE FIRE RI KS IN BEST COMPANIES. Appalachian Bank Btr jing, BIG STONE CAP, VA. JORRER AM) RET* II.ER OF 9 Fine China, Glassware, Queensware, Crockery, Japanese and Bohemian iA/are Lamps and Lamp Co ;ds. FINE PIANO AND BANQUET LAMPS A SPECIALTY. Mrite and get prices before purchasing elsewhere. ORDERS BY MAIL PROMPTLY AND CAREFULLY FILLED.?0! J. A. SMITH, next door to Pitzer & Co., BRISTOL, TENN. THE P?TENT FLEXIBLE BUCK BLANK BOL ^, liH-r.' durable. iIkiii :hiv i,th?*r bindiutr. will lie |jcri< ctly Hut. It n^vt-r breaks and tliel es cannot becorue loose. Try it and you will use no oilier. POST PUELISHINC MITCHELL, POWERS & CO. -WHOLES U.K \M> BETA IL Y SASH, DOORS, BLINDS AND CRATES, BUILDERS' SUPPLIES A SPECIALTY, l GENTS 1*01: Mitchell Wagons, Oliver Chilled Plows, Buckeye Mowers and Hay Rakes. IP. O. Box, 11. Bristol Tenn. i.'IWJWJMiW.iiA Are better prepared than USSS sver to supply their ^Patent Edeged Corrugated Iron and Steel Roofing, Siding, Ceiling, etc. Our facilities are unequalled. ^tWitt^?Mli^mki??a a,a^aaattiiiiSS^SaiiBBS Correspondence Solicited. The Cincinnati Corrugating Company, Box 271, PIQUA, OHIO. SELECT ? SCHOOL OF DIG STONE GAP. WYANDOTTE The Second Term of Flrsl Session Commences Jnn uaryTithf 1891. The following Branch > nrc Taught: English Branches, Vocal and Instrumental Music. Bookkeeping, Penmanship, Shorthand, Typewriting:. For full particulars, address, Miss Louisk M Mokrim., Principal, "r .Miss i.ii.i.n; |5. Gooiuon, Assistant. Those I' ll" desire t<> have job work done, trill find it Id their interest to send their orders Id the Post's //' jnU office. Tin work fill l>c executed ?s well as it fin I"' done in Richmond or Louisville. TTIKGIXIA:--In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit > Court <>f Wise County on the ;uitli day of De? cember, 1890. M. I)- L. Uotson, IMaintlir, i t% [ In Chancery. P. A. Stuattov, Defendant, J The object ol this suit H to have iitl.I front Geo. W. Meade nml Mary K. Meade, his wife, and U.S. ('rant Meade and P.milinc I?. Meade, his wife, to I". A. Stratum, bearing date on the 29th day ol March, IS87, and recorded in the clerk's office ol the county court of Wise county. Va.,in deed book No. lit, pages 45. etc, conveying to-aid F. A. Striaton all the coal, oil, etc., in, under and upon a certain tract of land, situated in Wise county. Vn.j on the head waters of ball Camp creek, und containing 'SSO acres, more or less, declared void ns to the interest in said coal, oil, etc., conveyed l?y the said U. S. Grant Meade and Rmilj D. Meade, his wife, and to have the .-aid coal, oil, etc.. equally partitioned between tli- plaintiff, M. |>. I.. Dot son ami defendant, F. A* St ration, and an affida' it having been made nml Hied thut the defend? ant, I'. A. Strut ton, is not a r<-.-i<J?:it of the State of Virginia, it is ordered that he appear here, within 11 ft ??en days after due pub? lication hereof, and do what may be necessary to pro? tect Ids interest hi this suit. Audit is further ordered, that a copy hereof be published once a week for four weeks in some newspaper, and that a copy be posted at the front door of the court-house of this county on the 1-t day of the January term, 1891, of Wise Count}'Court. A copy. 7'?>/<', K. birrs. L'lerk. IVr J. C. Caktkh, I). ('. Al.DEKSON A VlC.lKK, j>. '/. 2Q-4t Two bml? of Coking Coal, each one over six feet thick, making ?f Coke as is produced in the United States, will be mined and coked ? throe miles of the town. Two beds of Gas and Steam Coal,each , . feet thick, and a bed of Caunel Coal underlies the same territory. Two reliable beds of Red Fossil Iron, one carrying 4X per cent frn a large deposit of Oriskany ore, carrying 52 per cent Iron, . , . part the town site, and thousands of acres on lines of S. A. 4 q part and L. ck X. R. H The most valuable area of virgin forests, of Walnut, Hickory, Yellow Poplar (white woo. 1). Birch, Hemlock and Chestnut t>ak, ; United States, immediately tributary to the town. Supplied by two rapid rivers flowing around the town. Water . . piping from an elevation 350 feet above the town site, now un [< tion. Concentration of railroads at" this point inevitable. South Atlant? Ohio now completed from Bristol, Tenn. Louisville it Nashvillegra,j . nearly completed. Several other roads now under construction Cheap Fuel.- Cheap 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 -? OTHER LOCALITY. Manufacturers wanted. Substantial inducements held ?>ut. On and after September loth, lots will he sold at schedule r;it ? [j tions to builders. Prices of lots in Plat No. ">, range from $50 to $1,000 per h t Address BIG STONG GAP IMPROVEMENT Co., Intermont Hotel Building, Big Stone i;ai BANK of BI? STONE G?P. Capital, $50,000.00 Incorporated under Virginia State Laws. Does a General Banking Business. W. u. NICKELS, President. IL 11. BULLITT, Cashier. CoKUKSi'OMiK.vrs: ? Unite*! States National Batik of New York Kentucky National I'.atik. Louisville. W. A. McDowell, President. C. H. Berrymnn. Ca Appalachian-Ban Authorized Capital, $100,000.00 Incorporated under the Laws of State of Virginia. Does a General Banking Bus-.,, IUKKCTOKS: n. iv. rates. j. b. f. mills. c.t. j - j. f. bullitt. jr. iL C. McDOWELL, JR. K.I J. M. UOODLOE. C. IL SPALDING. W \ M Temporary Quarters. Opposite Post Office, BIG STONE CAP. VA CONTRACTOR AND BU1LDEF simp on Wood Avenue, Near Albemarle Street, Bi?; Stone Oap, Virginh Estimates furnished on all kinds of work, from the smallest job to the largest building V ? ? given to store Utting and office work. A. M. BAKER, - - Painter. KSTABLISifKI) 1X70. I> KAI. Kit I Fire Arms, Ammunitions, Fishing and Sporting1 Tackle REPAIRING NEATLY EXECUTED. Main Street, BRISTOL, VA. and TENN. . SHELT0N & CO 5 AND DEALERS IN Fancy and Toilet Articles, Stationery, Mine Waters, Fancy Candies, Tobacco and Cigars, ^PHYSICIANS PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY - BIG STONE GAP, VA. \~lKt:!.VI A :?A: rules held i'i the Clerk's Office "f the Circuit Conrt of the County of Wise on Hie 2nd day of December, 1830. Sahuki. j. Jaiiks, i'laintill, 1 CATIIAItlNK It. Jo.vks, JOIIX It. joxks. M tltY J.J.v>iKSaud W. VV ..I a>ii:s, N am v Ki.izv betii Ai.i.kx and-Au.kx the husband ' In nf said X.\xc< Rmzaukth. W. J. Cau- (Chancery. MM K, I'.kxj a.VI.V 1). JoNKS. K. Jo.nks, Jolix joxks, Kl i.a JoXKS, illnl J. C. Chaxce, the executor, of the last will of j Wm. I). Joxks, deceased, Defendants, J The object of tili-, suit i? to have the folio whig deeds set aside and declared void, viz.: 1-t. A ?I ? -?I dated April 25tb, 1880, from Samuel J. Jam,- to W. D. Jones, conveying to the said W. D. Jones the follow* ing tracts of laud in Wi.-e county, Virginia, viz.: (]) An undivided oue-fourtb Interest in a tract of hind containing about S4 acres-* known as the J. It. Dickey tract; ??in* undivided one-fourth interest in a tract of land containing 70.04 acres, which said tract Is de? scribed in said deed as being a tract formerly owned ami conveyed to the said Samuel .lame-. l>y W. VV. James, and as being situated in the town "f UigStoue Gap, Va..; (If) an undivided one-half interest in sev? eral tracts <>f land containing in the aggregate about 1,050 acres and being lands which were formerly owned by .1. A Jones, .1. \V. ('illy, .lame- Xiiuly, James Siiepberd. Elkanub Gilly, H, C. Stemp, Johnson Wells, Dock Wells, (in?., Wells, J. 11. Kobiuett, Willis,-Wilson, and-Skeen and were conveyed by iheui In the said Win. D.J.oues and were afterwards conveyed by Idm to tli<- said Samuel .1. James; (4; all tiie land know!i as the Bluudel tract, ? uiitaTiiiug about It) acres, which was conveyed by J. 15. F. Mill* to said S. .1. .lame.-, situated near the mouth u| Caliabun's creek; (5/ all the lands owned by the said S. J. Jaincs situated west i>f ami below the town ui liiij Sluue Gap, \ a., known a? the Louisa Ki I bourn tract, it being the tract which was conveyed to said James by said Wil liaui D. .lotn-s. 2nd. A deed dated April 25lb, 1800, from the said S. J. James to the said W. D. Jones, conveying to me said Join's all the right; tiile ami In terest of the.said S. .1. James in aim to any and all lands, coal and mineral rights ami timber at thai lime owned by the said Junten or which hi- may have owned before the date of said deed/situated in the States of Kentucky, Virginia,:.Texas and N*-w*Jerw/y. Ami an affidavit having been made and Hied that the. defendants art- ail miii-rcsideuu ol |be State of Vir giniu, it is ordered time they do appear here, within ti'ieen days after du-.- publication hereof, and do \?liat m.iy be necessary to protect tuelrlntereai in this suit. And it i-. further ordered tUaj :i ^copy In repf*be pub? lished once a week (or four weeks in same newspaper, and that a copy be posted at t|jf front door of the court-house of this county, a> required by law. A copy. Ti f(i} J. K. Ijits, Clerk. Hii.ijtt & Mi DowKt.r., p. q. 17-iw Subscriptions to the Pout are payable in advance In iw cane ttill this rule be dc i ti?ttd fmi. A BEAUTIFUL TOWM SITE -MIDWAY BETWEEN THE Adjoining the City of Big Stone Gap on one side, and the South Appalachian Land Company's and extensive Town Site Lands on the other. Being on the South Fork of Powell's River It has UNSURPASSED WATER poWEp Only a few hundred yards from the great FURNACE SITES and other centres of Industry. Surrou UNRIVALLED FORESTS OF HARD WOODS. On the line of the S. A. & O. R. R.. and accessible all the railroads centering at Big Stone Gap. Within reach of all the great public Improve? ments now gowing 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 imPf ments of various sorts now actively going forward. Desirable and Cheap Home ? MOST LIBERAL 1NDDCEMENTS OFFERED MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES OF ALL 0 FOR INFORMATION IN DET4IL, ADDRESS J THE EAST BIG STONE GAP LAND & IMPROVEMENT BIG STONEJ OiYJP, VA. J. B. F. MILLS, President, or S. C. BERRYMAN, Secretary.