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WARNING THE SOUTH.
Edward Atkinson, the StRtlnUcian Con demn? the Actloas of Southern Sen? ator* and RepreaentaUve* on the Silver Qne?tlon. THEIR FOLLY MADE KNOWN. Editor Manufacturer'* Record: Ab your paper reaches many of my Southern friends who have from time to to time expressed confidence in my judg? ment, and who think they have some rea? son to impute to me some small part of the great progress in material welfare which has been made in recent years in the great Southland, I now desire to make use of your columns to u?er a word of warning. The South has already saved a consid? erable amount of capital, and may now be content to depend upon the develop? ment of its own resources with the use of its own capital only. If that is the case the present warning may be superfluous; but, if it is hoped and expected that En? glish and Northern capital may continue to be invested in Southern securities, and may thus tend to promote Southern en? terprises, then in the present aspect of financial legislation in the Congress of the United States, that present expecta? tion may as well be given up. The votes of Southern and Southwestern Senators who have been recorded with the Senators who represent certain silver mines which exist in Stutes that have not yet a sufficient popluation to entitle them to a tithe of the influence which their mere number in the Senate, enables them to exert. The vote of the practically solid South in the Senate of the United States has been given with theirs in support of a measure for the free coinage of a silver dollar which will not stand the true test by which alone can any kind of money be tried, namely, the test by fire. The world's standard of value, which hat? been reached by a process of natural selection, and by and upon which all in? ternational commerce is measured and established, is a coin or designated weight of gold. Any coin made of this metal will stand the test of fire. It is worth as much before its weight and fineness have been verified by the stamp of the government upon the coin as it is after it is coined. Boston, Mass., January 10, 1891. It is worth as much after the coin is mel? ted as it was when circulating in the form of money. Therefore, the single standard of gold coin governs all international com? merce, and will continue to do so in spite of any and all efforts to substitute an ap? parently cheaper, lower-priced or varia? ble standard of value in this or any oth? er country. Is not this country entitled to and capable of maintaining ths best standard or unit of value? To mc it seems passing strange that the representatives of Southern States, whose welfare depends so much upon the export value of their cotton and their timber, and who might very soon govern and con? trol many foreign markets for iron and for coal, should he willing to cut them? selves off from the most favorable condi? tions in conducting the commerce by the adoption of the fluctuating, doubtful and uncertain standard of value. It is passing strange that they should be ready to tic themselves to the single standard of a silver dollar, which may be worth in the world's commerce 70, 80, DO or even 100 cents. Who knows? Such a dollar is unfit to serve as a standard of value under the present conditions of commercial and financial relations and will continue to be unfit until the time conies, if it ever does come, when all commercial nations, by an international treaty,shall agree to an alternative legal tender of gold or silver at an agreed ratio. Bimetallism exists in every country, although in some countries gold is the standard of value: in others silver is the standard of value; but in all commercial nations bimetallism, yes, trimetallism and quadrumetallism, exist. Gold, silver,nickel and copper coins serve their respective purposes; but they are all alike bound to the standard of gold, whether we will or no, and that nation which adheres most fully and absolutely to that standard is entitled to be the banking-house of the world, because it is the safest and surest standard. It. is the standard by which prudent and sagacious men are governed in their transactions, and no law can alter the facts. It is very unfortunate, that a measure which will force upon this country mono? metallism, or the single standard of the silver dollars, has been brought into prominence at the 'present time. It be? comes the paramount question, and if the Solid South unites with the so-called sil? ver States in support of the act it will maintain its separation apart from the North and West on this issue, no matter what other issues may come up. I do not believe the solid sense of the South will submit to such a measure. It is an error to assume that the silver craze has any more solid foundation in the great and populous States in the West than had the greenback craze a few years since. That fact is rapidly becoming ap? parent. A small but noisy, aggressive mi? nority in some of the border States has created an appearance of popular support to this measure, of which the wiley and astute representatives of the silver mines have taken advantage, thus enabling them to secure a temporary victory, for which the solid South must be held responsible. Without Southern support the free coin? age of silver would be sustained by a mere faction. That victory will make ultimate defeat more certain. It has alarmed the country, and for the present it stops all loans or advances on investments of En? glish or Northern capital in Southern and Southwestern investments, leaving the fields in those sections open only to the speculators and the boomers who cou trollittle or no capital. This check ha$ already been felt. Negotiations which were far advanced have closed abruptly and the representatives of what might have been profitable investments to the mutual benefit of both sections have been dismissed. So long as Southern Senators are mis? led by the idea that any mere quantity of poor and cheap money which can be forced into use by acts of legal tender can make up in efficiency for its bad quality, a contraction of credit in their direction will ensue and will remain in force until they have become wiser. As I have ?aid before, this question now pending is not bimetallism. It is mono silver-met'all'mhi. There is not an intel? ligent biinetaiiist known to-- mc outside the representatives of the silver mines wlio are astute and intelligent by inter? est), who does not reject this measure and this attempt to force a single silver standard upon the country with scorn and contempt. When I met the Southern So? ciety in New York at their annual dinner a year or two since, I was presented to seven men who were then presidents of New York banks. Asl: tlunn wliether lam right or not in making this statement. Send your reporters to the great bankers through whom the bills of exchange drawn against your cotton and your timber are negotiated; ask tliem* Consult the men who were preparing to share in the de vclopmcnt of your iron and your coal mince and your steel works; see what they v'ill teUyou has been and will be the ef? fect of this measure. The solid sense -of the country is aroused; party lines will fade away; the issue has become para? mount, and the support of the North and West will be given to those who will maintain the financial integrity of the nation without paying any regard to the ! course of the sparsely settled border' States, and paying as little regard to the j solid South so long as its true interests ' are imperiled by those who may misrepre? sent it in Congress, by whose votes the present check to Southern progress has now been given. There are now methods open to every State by means of which it can protect its own working people from tli2 disaster which is threatened, which will soon be put in action. Let those States who want poor or fluctuating mon? ey have it to themselves. I will close this missive by a quotation i from the great and statesmanlike speech | lately delivered in the Sonate by Senator John Sherman, in which he quoted from Daniel Webster: "Prudent men, as well a.s ((peculators and gamblers, will lookout for themselves. They will take rare of themselves. They are shrewd enough to guess what is in the future, while the plain fanner, who receives a little more for Iiis wheat, will be <le<-<i\-?.) and mis? led by l>eing paid in an inferior currency;the laltorer, whose wages are the last to rise, in view of the new condition of affairs, will suffer most. He will think if his pay is advanced a few cents a day tiiat he has got the benefit of ti.e silver law, but he w ill soon find that the purchasing power of what he receives with which to obtain food and clothing bau fallen to the silver standard, and instead of gaining he will have lost by the political condition of affairs in the country. In the language of .Mr. Webster, applicable to all changes in the standard of value, he will have \frvr tiflcd Ihr rich man's field with the sweat oj'the poor man's brow.'" I think no clearer statement could be made in exposure of the fault and folly of the proposed act for the free coinage of silver dollars under present conditions. The paramount position in the industry of the world is within our grasp. This measure would put us back into a second rate position, because it would prove us to l>c incapable ot managing our own af? fairs with judgment, with discretion or with justice. Euward Atkinson. A GOOD SUGGESTION. Violators of the Game Laws anil the Im? portance of Prosecuting them. To the Editor of the Post: Yesterday J saw a number of boys from the city and one ma a, who claims to be a sportsman, killing birds in violation of the laws of the State. It is $5.00 fine to kill a partridge, or any song bird and has been ever since the first day of January. Yet some men whom T talked to, and who keep dogs and guns for sport, did not know, or professed not to know that there was any "close season'" in Southwest ^ ir ginia. Undoubtedly there arc many who do not know anything of the law for pro? tection of game and song birds, and who do not hesitate to destroy any kind of birds, at any season of the year. I have seen many useful and beautiful birds kill? ed by boys and men just for the pleasure of killing. And I think the true sports? men of the country and theiovers of song birds should take the trouble to make the laws more generally known to the people, and also?Ce that the laws arc enforced. Much could he accomplished by simply talking to boys, and pointing out the cruel? ty and damage done. Birds are of the greatest value to the fanners and thereby to the whole community, but feu of them have any idea of the real value of our birds. Through the local press, which is always ready to advocate any measure of use to the people, we could dissemminatc a better knowledge of the value of our birds, which would help greatly to protect them. And a few examples made of those who persist in unlawful destruction, would deter many who now want only to de? stroy any and all birds which fall in their way. There are some men in tin's com? munity who profess to be '?true sports? men," who make a pra.ticc of violating the game laws of the State and any num? ber of boys who do not hesitate to shoot partridges even in the summer time. One boy confessed to me that he took the eggs from sixteen partridge nests during one Sunday last summer, and boiled and ate them. ' A few years ago Powell's river and its tributaries were full of fish, and anyone could catch a good mess in an hour or two; but lawless persons have killed all the fish, even minnows, with dynamite and other unlawful means. The proper State officer has offered to stock our rivers with small fish and eggs if we would protect them. All "true sportsmen" should interest themselves enough in this matter to see that the laws for protection of fish and game are respected. The laws are suf? ficient for protection, if sportsmen would see that they are enforced, and any? one caught violating them prosecuted. Keport to a Magistrale whose duty it is on proper proof to line them for each and every offense. There arc a numb'i r of "true sportsmen" in the community, who engage a day in the held with gun and dogs, or along the river banks with the rod, and I hope that each and every one of them will take time and trouble to re? port all offenders in the future. Let all true sportsmen in this communi? ty meet and organize a club, for protect? ion ol fish, game and song birds, and let us tax ourselves enough to employ a man or men to see that the laws are enforced against offenders, so that fish and game will not be exterminated, and when we go out to enjoy ourselves, in a legitimate and sportsman like way, we may lind both game and fish for our time and trouble. Let us hear from brother sportsmen. Yours Respectfully, Sportsman*. TCIIKKV COVK, Feb. l?th. GI5N. SHERMAN DYING. Lying in a State of Coma and Arouses Only When Spoken to. New Yokk, Feb. i?,?Gen. Sherman is believed to be dying. The history of his ailment is this: Wednesday night last he went to the Casino in company with many army and navy officers, and caught a had cold. Sunday was his birthday, and dur? ing the day erysipelas developed, at (end? ed by a high fever. The disease spread rapidly and yesterday his face was badly swollen and painful. He lies in a state of coma and for three days has taken no nourishment except whisky and milk. At .'> o'clock this afternoon it was stated that j ; there was no^change in the General's con? dition, which is extremely critical. He is evidently slowly dying and only arouses when spoken to. Stanley's Charity* Cu:velan?, 0., Feb. 1%?Major Pond, Henry M. Stanley's manager, announced here yesterday that Stanley had decided to give all the gii'tn which he has received from all the crowned heads of Europe and other admirers to Gen. Booth, of the Sal? vation Army, for the cause of helping the poor in London. The gifts arc valued all nearly $500,000. They consist of pearls of rare value, gold cups and kindred articles. A number of them were receiv? ed from Queen Victoria. The Police Meet and Take Important Action on Itoth Subjects. A REFORM MOVEMENT. At the monthly meeting of the Police Guard held on Friday last the liquor ques? tion was brought up for discussion. The question arose upon the proposition to petition Judge Miller to make an excep? tion of II ig Stone Gap, and continue the present system of granting licenses, with? out requiring a vote on the subject. It was the unanimous sense of the meeting that no action should be taken on the question, as an organization, but as the Police have the enforcement of the laws in their lands, it was thought well to get the opinions'of the body as individuals on the subject. Each member present was requested to express his sentiments. There were 17 members in attendance. Eight of these were in favor of the pres? ent system, that is of granting licenses; seven were opposed outright, and two seemed to be on the fence. All admitted that if it were possible to get rid of liquor altogether, it would be the best thing to do. hut those who favored the license sys ! tern pretty generally expressed the opin ! ion that in a town and community such as [ this, it is impossible to prohibit the sale of liquor; that to do away with licensed bar-rooms would open a splendid market tor''moonshine," any quantity of which is j manufactured in the northern part of Wise county, and along the Kentucky line; that while less of if might be drunk in the town, there would be equally as much drunk throughout the county gen? erally, and that it would be drunk in larger doses, on the principle of a country girl at a dance. She dances until broad day-light because she does not know when she will get another chance. It was main? tained that it was easier to preserve order with a good police force, tinder the pres? ent system, than it would he without lic? enses; that at present our town is as quiet and orderly as any one could wish, and thai it was wisdom to let "well enough alone." Several also dwelt upon the question from a financial and business stand-point. The town recieves if")'"1 from each bar? room. The six now here yield a revenue of $3,000. Again, the bar-rooms deposit daily in the hanks about $200. A great deal of this money would go elsewhere if it did not come to Big Stone Gap through t he channel-: of bar-rooms, rf bar-rooms are established on the out-skirts of the town, in the neighborhoods of the mines, furnaces or manufactories, many of the operatives would go to these places to do their drinking and trading, and thus Big Stone Gap would loose a large revenue. The seven members v. ho opposed the sell? ing of liquor altogether, expressed their opinion that the police were now strong enough to prohibit t he sale of liquor in I he town, and that they believed it would be best, especially for the working classes it this he done: that the sale of liquor is morally wrong, and while it mighl be true that in the present unsettled state of our society, it would not be prohibited, yet no one. could speak with certainty upon this point until the trial had been made; that the community never would be educated up to the prohibition standard until an ef? fort was matie in that direction and that the sooner this effort was made the better it would be. The gambling question was next consid? ered. The chairman stated that he had received requests from several sources to I break up the poker rooms in the town, of which there are two, which have been run? ning and doing a prosperous business for some time. He said that he hud received I information from reliable sources that these rooms were not conducting what was called a square game?that is they were in the habit of taking advantage of men while they were drunk, and cheating r>ud swindling them out of money: that while he believed these room.- should be broken up, at the same time he had received in? formation that several members of the police force had been recently guilty of private games of poker at the hotels in the town; that under the laws of the state, gambling at n public place was prohibited, ami thai for the police to take action to stop other gambling, while they were them? selves guilty of the like offense, would subject them to criticism and jusl criti? cism. He therefore proposed that before any action was taken against gambling, each member of the police guard sigh a pledge not to violate the law iii this re? spect. The pledge was accordingly sign? ed by the members, and thereupon by a unanimous vote a resolution was passed to take ail necessary steps to break up gambling in the town, provided however j that all past offenses should be condoned and no action taken except in case of fu ; ture violation ol the law. j Personals, Mr. Stanley B. Smith and wjfe, ol Detroit, Michigan, have been seeking health and investigating Big Stone j Gaji for several days this week. * * Gen. Avers Will probably enter his son Jimmie in school with Mr. Beckberd this next week, and Pr-.-f. Johu R. Procter, State Geologist, of Kentucky, may also send Iii- son, whom !:?? calls "demmi-John." * * 1 Mr. L. 1). Yorrell, of Itoanoke, has been in the city several days in the interest of the old Dominion Building and Loan Association,of Bichmond. CITY lit siXKSS. !Io?ll?"??*S A iM < ? :t I lew. Citizen- ol ail to \ i-ii i; .... n- . i f/i :tj Und An j is equal io i bu Notice. Amecting of the stockholders of the bank I of Hip; Stone Gap will be held in its ofHcc, j in the town of Big Stone Gap, >*a., j Friday, March 7th. at 8 o'clock n. m.,for the j purpose of considering the advisability of com j Lining with the Inter-State Banking and Trust j Company, now proposed to he organized here. 425-4tJ Ii. II. Bru.iTT, Cashier. Administrator's Notice, All persona having claims against the ??state of tin lute John E. Debnsk will present them to th>.- under j signed, itemized and verified according to law. j Those Indebted to the estate will please come for? ward and settle. J. I). P. Witt, Administrator of Estate J. K. Dekcsic, Deceased. t25-2tl important to Railroad Contractors. The Flynn Wagon Manufacturing Company, Salem, Va., curry a large stock ofwagons and diimp-cartS and defy competition in prices. [26-GtJ COAL! Please give me your orders for domestic coal. I will weigh it on a first class scale and deliver it to you in a few days to any part of the city. Your patronage is solic? ited Day in H. Siilluy. rj>(i-it.] Sub?ci'ibe for the- Post, It h only -p. .'?'> for twelve months and one dollar each for clubs co)i*i*ting of fire or more. 5 rair?lfUfnilri SHORTT & CO. I WHOLESALE AND RETAIL II 51 m 5 a "" lai m TilK LA KOKST AM) MOST YAK IK!) STOCK IN ng =j SOCTHWEST VI KOI VIA. 5 Fine Parlor and Chamber Suits, Office and |p |= Dining Room Suits. ^ 51 A FULL LINE OF COFFINS and CASKETS AT very lowest prices. % m - s Carpets. Wall Paper and Window Shades. Mattresses & of all Kinds Made to Order. A Large Assortment of Bad Springs. 51 1 1 rui ; Of any Pattern Made S 10 Ore:er O Fit an ? ?jj sized room. E. T. SHORTT k CO. 1 ; 5 Building-, BIG STONE GAP, VA. M girrlllsTi^lsTT^ST^ C. H. BERRYM A N. Pi LH CKFO D. BERRYMAN & BLACKFORD, _ ? A C EN TS F 0 ' ? Equitable- Lifb OF NE .v YORK, Which writes more I ? <cp> ?.??? - ? o er r^ ? '<? ??*'*?=; on a ceo ?Mit oi tMe A fclSOLL t SAI-LvTY and LAlv< ? /1 !3 L CDS iO p 0 i. c y i. o 1. ? t 5. WHITE Fi RE RI KS IN E: ST C OIY1 P A N I E S ^| Appalachian Bank Bu tin E1C STONE GAP. VA Ceo. L. Gephardt. GEPHARDT & LEWIS DUFFIELD, SCOTT CO., VA. M. B. Lewis. BRICK T^AYBRS. A Large Stock of PRESSED AND ORNAMENTAL BRICK Constantly on Hand. Estimates Cheerfully Furnished on all Classes of Brick Work. Address. Qephardt & Lewis. Duffield. Scott Co.. Va. or M. B, Lewis, Big Stone Gap, Va., Box 97. Ohas. Tracy. C. A. Tracy. A. W. Tracy. CHAS. TRACY & SONS, OFFICE AND SHOP, Near corner of Wood ave., and E. Fifth ORS AND BUILDERS. BRICK STONE AND WOOD WORK, BIG STONE GAP. VA. Plans and Estimates cheerfully furnished on application. I.I.Ii I 25> Fine China, Glassware, Oaeensware. Crockery Japanese anu Bohoiv ? i: cVare L?.;;:|>? and Lamp Co eis. FINE PIANO A-.? BANQUET LAMPS A SPECIALTY. Mriteana . pr es before purciirtsroj? ? Is ? ?. ?.? t ? gtfOBDHP.S BY MAIL PiOMi TLV AN') CA-'m i 11. Lb" D -&\ J. A. SMITH, qsxI lie io PiiZcf a J BKIb 1 OL, IE NN. MITCHELL, POWERS Sc CO. ?w iii .| I thy SASH, DOORS, BLINDS AND CRATES, ' SUPPLIES A SPECIA k n i Mitchell Wagons, Oliver Chilled Plows. Buckeye Mowers ant; Hay Rakes. I3? O. I3orv:, 11. Hrisioi Tenn. ?tin: ? PATENT FLEXIBLE B?CK BLANK BOOK, L> more rfurnl.le ihiiti :n Ii II? pcrfi'ClIt it.ii. h - i leaves c;iii!ioi u\. !!?? , , , ! y,, POST PUBLISHING COMPANY. TRUSTEE'S SALE ok A v \ i.i \ 11.;: tract or coal ivaeed! Pursuant to a degree ?*f tin- Circuit court of Wash? ington County, Virginia, enteredal the January term 1SW1 in the chancery causes of K. Ii. Moon against II. B. McCoy; J. .1. Kelly, Sr.,.et al and K. I'.. Moon vs. Wra.-V. lthea and others, and by virtue ofn deed of trust executed by E. B. Moon to me ns Trustee on the 16th day ofOctolier, 1888, I on the fourteenth day of March, 1891? al the front door of the lutermonl Hotel, in the town of Big Stone Gap, V irginia. offer nt public on t< ry to the highest Udder, the tract of land and all the right, title and interest of K. i'.. Moon tli. rein, situated upon Looney Creek and Powell's river near Big Stone Gap, in Wise County, Virginia, containing fourteen hundred and seventy and seventy four-hundredths acres, more or less. This i?. the same tract of hind conveyed to K. B. Moon by J. J. Kelly, Sr.. and wife on the 16th day of October, IMS, by tleed recorded in the Clerks oltice of \\'ise county, to which reference is made, and i- bounded by the lands of the Virginia Coal ami Iron Co. and others. This i- a very valuable tract of Coal Land. Tiir.MJ? ok Kai,k.?The following sums wjll he re quired to he paid jn cash at the ijnjo <-f sale: First.?A sum sufficient to pay the costs accrued In the said causes and co??fs of sale, Second.?Fourteen thousand two hundred and six collars and ninety-one cents, ($14,200.91) with Interest thereon from Ihetirst day of August, I8S9, until day of sale. Third?Seventeen thousand, eight huudred and ninety dollars and fourteen cents, ($17,890.14) with interest thereon from the l(!;h day of October, 1888, until day of sale. l*|K>n the balance of the purchase money the following credit will be given: F.lghi thousand, nine hundred and forty-five dollars arid sevencents,f $8,94.5.6?) with Interest from thelGth dav of October. 1888, to be paid on the i'ird thty of November, 1891. Light thousand, nine hundred and forty-five d< liars and seven cents, (fs,!M?.07; witli Interest from the loth day of October. 188$ to l>e paid on the 23rd day of November, l^i. Eight thonsaud, Dine hundred and forty-live dollars and -even cents ($8.345.07) With interest from the ]6th day of October, 1888, to be paid on the &Jrd day of November, IS93. And for any sum the property sells for, In excess of the above amounts, credit will begiven, one third to be jeiid un the ?Jnl day of November, 1891, one third on the 'i.Trd day of November, IS32, and one third on the 23rd day of November, ISM, with interest from day of sale on each [natalIntent. A lieu will be retained npou the land to secure the deferred installments of purchase money. v. h. P. K?sAi Trustee. Clerk's .-fiie.-of the Circuit Court of Washington County. 1, John G. Kreger, clerk of the Circuit Court of said county do hereby certify that \Y. P. Ithca, Trustee in the cause- of E. B. Muou against II. E. McCoy, J. J. Kelly, Sr., and others and E. P.. Moon against W. F. Rbett and others, has executed bond with security in the penalty of f LVMW.UO as required by Ute decree entered in said causes on tin* 10th day of January, 1891. Given timlcr my hand this 31st day of January, 1891. Joitx G. Kkkojjh, C. C. J j 77/'/.-''' who desire In hare ob work llttill Jii'ul ii f<> tilth' inler. s. In ? i.d ilitti' I order* to Ijie Post's /.<??? job. <>>>>'?? The j work will be cxecdi'd c-* fell "? ?< can be ione in Richmond or I,out sei lie. T'.vo h "f Coking 'each one rtver six feet thick, making ,. , f'oke as :> ?;:n.in< ? m jIm- .*n'v,? iviil be mined and coked ? ? . three 'iiii'1 ? ?"?vt. T\v?- ?< - ?? and Steam Coal.each m>i ? feel thick, and a bc?.t of Cannel ' ?>al underlies rho same territory. Two eK?ble becK ,:j Iron, one earrvinff 4$ per cent ca-uv u i". <*a:rrinv: j er cent Iron, mid . ? ., t sit?, litOnsand* of- acres on lines of S. A. a- o< [? p .. ^ X. ::. Li. :ie mos? valealdc area ?> \. in orests, of AYalnut; mckoiv, ' \x. ' c mw r'oj.-ar fvvhite won ?. Birch, Ijemioek and Chestnut Oak, 'vei> 'i i'.vii!.'? around the town. Wai 350 feei above the town site, now undei !ted State*, immediate ? : ibntan the town. ?ed bv two 'rn om ai e ( it icen t :i. i >hiu now com x .;? this i ..'nt inevitable. South A ... Tenn. Louisville ?fc Nashville ?ri uiijes : ?a?i< now under c<>n>t ruction. Cheap Fuel.- Cheap Raw Material-Cheap Transportation. An s - ? i n"t . ; t ? a I* consfrucMon. |"v> i : ! ? i t olie to ' e built at once. :. . ? !.*_;if. >i eet i'.. .w.iv i?ood lir?>rel>. etc., etc. MORE ADVANTAGES COVE NFO THAN CAN BE FOUND [\ Av U I iLH LOCALITY. ^ Manufacturers wanted. Substantial inducements held out. (i i i .; September loth, iks w..l lie sold at schedule rates, i;. ! Iis i o l>JIjl?C s, ;.; jots in Plat No. 5, ? om .f.'oi to $1,000 per lot. Address BIG SToM. <.Al' IMPRO-V.EMENT CO., Jnteumoxt Motel Bitildixg, Biff Stoned BANK of BIG STONE GUP Capitol, #50,000.00 Incorporated under Virginia State Laws. Does a General Banking Business. \V. II. NICKELS, ['resident. H. II. bull1tt, Ca>l?i< ? National ninik ?I New Y?:'<.; j iiiil i:.i:i... Louisville. W. A. McDowell. President. C. H. Berry man, C Appalachian-Ban Authorized Capital, $100,000.00 Incorporated under the Laws of State of Virginia. Does a General Banking B ? if. w. ! \TKS. .I.lil'' it. J it. .!. .M, (1OODI.OK H. 1 ' mow C. II. sl'Al.l? No Temporary Quarters, Opposite Post Office. BIC STONE GAP. VA CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER Bif? Stone (irt p, Vix^?Tiiiim? K?;jm?tos f 11 rni-lic*! t>n fill Mini.-, ? ? .... :.. I o?i |]jn sinalles: [oli the large*! huililin; t;i?v:i :.. ion lil'liiic ailil .?Mio- work. A. M. BAKER. Painter. kstamlisii ten i?7o. CD OKA i Li: i Fire Arms, Ammunitions, Fishing and Sporting Tackle. REPAIRING NEATLY EXECUTED, Main Street, BRISTOL, VA. and TENN. C. SHELTON & C t 5 AND DEALERS IN Fancy and Toilet Articles, Stationery, Minei Waters, Fancy Candies, Tobacco and Cigars, ^ PHYSICIANS PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIAL'!": Jf. BIG STONE GAP, VA. ? BEAUTIFUL TO"<kA/!%r &J.TE -MIDWAY BETWEEN THE COAL FIBIvDSmsIRON ORES Adjoining the City of Big Stone Gap on one side, and the South Appalachian Land Company - va and extensive Town Site Lands on the other. Being on the South Fork ot Powell's River it ha* UMSUKPASSED WATER IkA/ES* Only a few hundred yards from the great FURNACE SITES and o .lujr cent res of inctusoy, Surro UNRIVALLED FORESTS OF HARD WOODS. On the line of .he S. A. & O. R. R.. and nco >?s ' all the railroads centering at Big Sione Cap. Within read; of all the great i uo < ??? ? merits now growing forward ihere--BELT HAILWAV , DUMMY LIME. ELECTRIC LICHTS. WATER V/ORKS. Etc. It is Ihe key to the building in me beautiful Powell's Valley of A GREAT MANUFACTURING CITY. Foundation of a $10,000 Hotel begun. Buildings, Streets, and other internal ments of various sorts now actively going forward. Desirable and Cheap Home?. MOST LIBERAL INDUCEMENTS OFFERED MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES OF ALL KINDS FOR INFORMATION IN DETAIL. ADDRESS THE EAST BIG STONE GAP LAND & IMPROVEMENT CO BIG SXOIVJS OA**, V?, J. B. F. MILLS, President, or S. C. BERRYMAN, Secretary.