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A <JL?8sg CALL IN A WRECK.
XUK&piag; with ft Load of Dynamit* from a RalfiSMM Smash. (Springfield Republican.) ft has leaked out that one of the passen? ger on the train wrecked bad with bim twenty-fire pounds of dynamite?enough, bad St ?xptoded, to have Mown the whole train into fragments. He bought the stuff of a dealer in this city, and to insure greater care carried the package in his (hands. He was in the smoking-car when the *crash came, and the next few moments were to him the most terrifying of his life. When the front end of the car lifted from the wheels And tilted into the air he expected it would follow the locomotive and five cars a&eai down the embankment and the ?r**h would explode the dynamite, but he aSso realised his greatest safety lay in keepimg the dangerous compound in his lap. As quick as the car stopped he made a dash for the door, holding the package at length. Once on the ground he bolted for the woods, carefully laid the dynamite on the ground and rapidly walk? ed away. Then he breathed easier, for even after the danger of being crushed in the car was over he fearedfthe locomotive boiler might explode and the concussion explode his burden. Without question had the smoking-car followed the others into the ravine the dynamite>would have been ignited and not only caused much loss of life, but added another mysterious feature to the affair. Naturally everyone would have connected the dynamite with the plans of the men engaged in the act, as the owner of the staff would not be alive to tell the story. THE OLD DODGE WORKED. Aadgthe Bar keeper Was so Afraid of an Inquest that He Didn't Seo It, " This is my last, drink," said the impe? cunious customer as he opened a small paper and sprinkled a white powder into the liquid, says the Detroit Free Press. f Stop! stop!" cried half a dozen bar? room loungers as they wildly ran toward him. " Hands off!" he cried, " this is my po? tion,1" and be swallowed it at a draught. " jTow, barkeeper, you can collect your fee from the coroner." " Don't die here!" shrieked the barkeep? er, and he rushed the wretched man out on the street, and in five minutes had the place shut as tight as a bank. Did the man die? No, he didn't. He slid around the corner. "It worked," he chuckled. "I Mould not have believed it, but it worked like a mice/' and again his mellifluous laughter floated out on the night air. HOTEL MAJESTIC. A New York Caravansary to Cost 93, OOO.OOO. Plans for what it is promised will be the greatest hotel on the American continent have just been filed in JSTcw York city by Jacob Rothschild, says the New York World. The new" caravansary is to be known as the Hotel Majestic, and when completed, in October, JS1>~: will cost in round numbers $3,000,000. It will occupy the entire westerly frout of Central Park, from Seventy-first to Seventy-second streets. Its facade towards the Park will be 204 feet with flank elevations of l.>0 each on the street. The structure will be twelve stories high above curb, with base? ment and sub-cellar. It will be to some extent modelled on the plans of the Hotel Metropole, in London. The architecture is of modern Renaisance, and the material Scotch stone, brick and terra cota. Gar? dens and fountains will occupy a large court in the centre of the building, and other courts will contain miniature parks. There will be 600 living rooms and 2G0 bathrooms in the house. Jockey Superstition. [From the Philadelphia Record.] For some reason or other the average colored jockey is so brimful of supersti? tion that he can hardly get down to weight. Jack Criteuden, the well-known colored jockey, now living at Gloucester, would rather lose every race for a year than see a snake or bullfrog. The stable boys dis? covered this the other day and one of them placed a dead snake in Jack's bunk. The poor little fellow, when he touched the clammy reptile, grew ashy in his terror, flew out of his stable iixto the night, and no inducement strong enough has been found for his return. He firmly believes that the dead snake was an evil omen, and that he is hoodooed. Yesterday somebody slyly placed a dead frog in Jack's pocket. The jockey firmly believes that the frog jumped into his pocket and died. To prevent a recurrence of this kind he cut every one of his pockets out yesterday afternoon and sowed up the openings. PERSONALS. Mr, George G. Mills son of Senator Mills and N\ M. Mills the Senator's nephew have returned from tho Glade Springs Mule Acade? my for the summer holiday. ? * Miss Theodocia Mills aud Miss Aldonia Mills daughter of Senator Mills and Miss Fraucis Mills the Senator's neice have returned from the Southwest Virginia Female Institute. * * Miss Bettie Turner and A. S. Farly, of Har? lan county, Ky., were at the Iuterniont last week. ? * Dr. H. P. Howard who has been Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy at the University of Virginia and is thoroughly educated in his profession, arrived yesterday and will make his home at Big Stone Gap. lie has visited all the other towns in Southwest Virginia and has concluded that Big Stouc Gap will develop more rapidly than any of them. VIRGINIA:?At rules held in the Clerk's Office of Um Circuit Court of the County of Wise, ou the 3rd day of June, 1881. James W. Nimby Plaintiff, \ va. 5 InCbanc J. C. Chance, exor. et al. Deft's. > The object of this suit is to recover of the estate of; William D. Jones dee'd. James W. Fax aud R. B. Whiterldg*, the sum of 1459.72 with Interest thereon from May Ist, 1888 uutii paid, and subject to the pay? ment of said sum a tract of land, conveyed by James W. Nuuley and wife to Wm. D. Jones, dee'd., James W. Fox and U. B. Wblteridge, and an affidavit bav-, tag been made aud tiled that the defendants J. C. Chance, exor, Cathariuo B. Jones, John JI. Junes, Nancy S. Allen, J. G. Allen, W. J. Carmack, R. B. Wfeiteridgt, James Vf. Fox, Samuel J. James. Benja? min D. Jones, Eula Junes and K. Jones are not re? sidents of the State of Virginia, it is ordrrcd that they doappear here, within 15 days after due publication hereof, and do what may be necessary to protect their interest in this suit. And It is further ordered that a copy hereof be published oucc a week for four weeks in tb? Big Stone Posfe and that a copy K- posted at the j frout door of the court-house of this County ou the ttrat day of the next term of County Court. A copy?Teste: J. E. Lm-s, Clerk. By CP. Addlngtou D. C. H. A. W. Skeea, p.q. 4t Notice. To T. }< Nottingham, Con way R. Sands, Conway H. ?Sands (Trustee for Wm. A. Uttle, Jr., Ed. J. Fowlfces aud John A. Curtis,) Wm. A. Uttle, Jr., Ed. J. Fowlfces, ?'oan A. Curtis, A. E. J?ckinsou, J. W. Hutchinson and J. B. P. Ullis, TAX* XOTKJC, That on the first day of the June term of'Wise Comity Court, tobe held on June 23rd, 18S1, the Big Stosse Gap Water Company will move the Court to aapoiwt -tlve disinterested freeholders, any three of may act, for tfcepurpoau of ascertaining u just compensation for such part of the tract of laud lylug j i? W ist- county, Virginia, war the town of Big Stone Gap, locally knowu as the 'kiiale Tract," adjoining the lands of the Big Stone Gap Improvement Com P*ny, the fteutfr Appalachian Land Company and odwro, of which you are the tenants of tint freehold, as stay be wai?tod for the purposes of eafd conipsuv, end the da?>age, if any, done to tho residue of Maid tract BIG STONE GAP WATER COMPANY, U?34t By ik'UOT& VaDowttlA, Attorneys. Land Sale. Notice Is hereby given that I, the undersigned, Special Commiv-ftiducr, will, pursuant to a decree en? tered April 20,1881, In the Chancery cause ol Jemi? ma Gilly vs. Julia A. Davis and others, pending In the Circuit Court of Wl?*e County, Va., on the Cth day of June, 1891, between the hours of 10. and 12 o'clock, a. si., on the premises, at public auction, to the high? est bidder, sell lots In Big Stone Gap, Va., vir.: Lots No's. 11 and 12 lu Block 10, as designated on a map marked "Improvements Company's Plat No. 1" of record In the Clerks offlco of Wise County, together with the honse and other Improvements thereon, upon the following terms viz.: For one fourth cash and the residue to be paid in equal installments in 6, 12 and 18 months, with interest, from date of sale, for which deferred payments the purchaser will be required to execute notes with good security. J. F. Bclli-it, Jn. Special Commissioner. In the Clerk's office of the Circuit Court of the County of Wise, Jemima Gilly, rialntifT, \ vs. > In Chancery. Julia A. Davis and others. ) I, J. E. Isipps, Clerk of the sohl Court do certify that the bond required of the Special Commissioner by the decree rendered in said cause on the 20th day of April, 1891, has been duly given. Given under my hand as Clerk of the aaid Conrt, this 21st dav of Mav. 1891. Teste J. E. LIPPS. Clerk. Sale of Stock Or viRotxiA, TKxxessmt ani> parou.va steel axd IRON COBI'axy. Notice is hereby given that I, the undersigned, Special Commissioner, will, pursuant to a Decree en? tered on April 20,1891, In the chancery cause of the Bank of Big Stone Gap vs. J. C. Chance, executor of the last will of Win. I). Jones, deceased, and others, pending in the Circuit Court of Wise county, Va., on the 30th day of May, 1891, between the hours of 10 and 11 o'clock a. m., at the front door of the Rank of Big Stone Gap, in the town of Big Stone (lap, Va., at public ?auction, to the highest bidder, for cash in hand, sell so much of one hundred shares of the capi? tal stock of the Virginia, Tennessee and Carolina Steel and Iron Company, as may be necessary to sat isfy the said plaintiffs'debt, Interest and costs, said debt being fl.000.00, with interest from November 16,1890. J. F. BULLITT, .IK., Special Commissioner. In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the County of Wise: Bank of Big Stone Gap, Plaintiff, > against > In Chancery. J. C. Chance, Exec., et ai, Defendant.) I, J. K. Uppsi'Cierk of the said Court, do certify that the bond required of the Special Commissioner by the Decree rendered in said cause on the 20th day of April, 1891, has been duly given, Given under my hand ax Clerk of the sajd Court, this the 21st day of Mav, 1891. TesteeJ. K. LIPPS, Clerk. Legal Notice. I. L. Turner Maury, Special Commissioner in the three equity cases of M. B. Wood A- Co. vs. Hush Bros., Jacob H. Franklin A Sons. v<. Rush Bros, and T. J. Mann; and L. C. Younger vs. Rush Bros, and T. J. Mann, pending in the Circuit Court of Wise coun? ty, pursuant to a decree rendered in said cases an the 2*lst day of April 1891, at th? April term, will, on the l*t day of June 1891, between the hours of 10 a. m. and 12 noon, at the store house in Big Stone Gap, Va., on Wyandotte avenue, formerly occupied by Rush Bros., now occupied by Horton Bros., proceed to sell ut public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, so much of the goods, wares and merchandise and other property attached ju said causes as may be necessary to pay the debts, Interest and costs recov? ered in all of said cases against said Rush Bros, und T. J. Mann. L Tcrxer Macky. Commissioner In the Clerk's oflieo of the Circuit Court of the County of Wise, M. B. Wood 6 Co., Plaintiffs, i against Rush Bros., Defendants. Jacob H. Franklin A Sous, Plaintiffs. | vs. f In Chancery. Rush Bros., ami T. J. Mann, Defn'dts. and L. C. Younger, Plaintiff, vs. Rush Bros, and T. J. Mann, DcfcnUs. ) I, J. E. Lipps, Clerk of the said Court do certify that the bond required of the Special Commissioner by the decree rendered in fluid three causes on the 21 day of April, 1891, has been duly given. Given under mv hand as Clerk of the said Court, this 21 st day of May, 1S91. Teste J. E. LIPPS, Clerk. V IRG1NIA: At rules held in the Clerk's ofhee of the Circuit court for the County of Wise, on the 1st day of Jure, 1891. Bank ok Bio StoX) Gap, i vs. > In Chancery. S. B. Masox, et. ai. ) The object of this suit is to enforce the vendor's lien retained in a deed from R. A. Avers et ux to S. B. Mason on the following lots In Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Virginia, to-wit, lots 17,18,19 and '20 of Block 18,* and a parcel of land fronting 24-5 feet on the south aide of Wood Avenue, being a part of lot 6 of Block 17, said iots being shown on a map of Big Stone Gap, on HU' in the office of Clerk of Wise County (,'otirt, known and marked as "Improvement Company's Plat No. 1." ami thereby and by personal decree or either, to enforce the payment of a certain promissory negotiable note for $1500, dated January 10, 1890, due in 12 months from date, with interest, made by said S. B. Mason to said It. A. Avers and by him endorsed to said Bank of Big Stone Gap. And atlldavit having been made that S. B. Mason, Joseph Lovi, C. A. Hardin, A. Chcnault, C. R. Brook and Z. T. Young, defendants and parties in interest herein are not residents of this State, the said defendants are required to appear within 15 days after due publi? cation of this order, in the Clerk's office of said court, at rules to be holden therefor, and do what is neces? sary to protect their interests. And it is ordered that a copy of this order be forthwith published once a week," for four successive weeks, in the Bid Stone Post, a newspaper printed in the town of Big Stone Gap, in Wise County, Virginia, and be posted at the front door of the court-house of said County on the first day of the next County Court for the said County after the date of this order. A copy? Tcsct. J. E. LIPPS, Clerk. Braurr A McDowell,]) q. Virginia Fire ? Marine INSURANCE CO. RICHMOND, VA. Chartered and Organized in 1832. In successful oper? ation over half a century. Insures against Fire and Lightning. We solicit the patronage of the citizens of Wise and surrounding counties, and will personally inspect and write insurance on the most accommodating terms at lowest rates. Correspondence solicited. GUS. W. LOVELL, Agent. Bin Stoxu G.m*, Va. The Post's Job Office. Arrangements have been made to supply every form of Blank Books for merchants, bankers and every other business at Louisville Prices. THE POST Will at any time duplicate the prices of Richmond and Louisville for all Blank Books, whether kept in st?ck or made to order. Lawprs Briefs, Are turned out on short notice and at city prices. The Post's Job Office Is the BEST EQUIPPED De? partment within a radius of two hundred miles and It turns out the neatest work. Gity Work done in a "COME SOOTH! YO?NG MAN. President Harrison, on his tour through the South, after having seen the won? derful growth of Lynchburg, Bedford City, Roanoke, Salem, Radford, Pulaski, Wythcvillo and Abingdon and the indus? trial development in progress along the line of the Norfolk Sc Western Railroad, and viewed the" country of Southwest Virginia, said in his speech to the people of Bristol, Va.: "My Fellow Citizens:?I have found not only pleasure, but instruction in riding to-day through the portion of the State of Virginia that is feeling in a very strik? ing way the impulse of new development. It is extremely gratifying to notice that those hidden sources of wealth which were so long unobserved and so long un? used are now being found, and that those regions, once so retired, occupied by pas? toral people, having difficult access to the center of population, arc now being rapid? ly transformed into busy manufacturing and commercial centers. In the early settlement of this country emigrants poured over the Alleghanics and Blue Ridgejdike waters over an obstructing ledge, seeking the fertile and attractive farm regions of the great West. They passed unobserved these marvelous hid? den stores of wealth which arc now being brought in*o use. "Having filled those great basins of the West they are now turning back to Vir? ginia and West Virginia and Tennessee to bring about the full development and production for which time is rjpc and which will surprise the world. It has not been long since every implement of iron, domestic, agricultural and mechanical, was made for you in other States. The iron point of the wooden mold board plow, with which the early fanners here turned the soil, came from distant States. Bui now Virginia and Tennessee arc stirring their energies to participate in a large degree in mechanical productions and ip the great awakening of American com? merce and American influence which will lift the nation to a place among the na? tions of the world never before attained. "What is to hinder us when wc have secured the markets of our own States that wc shall reach out and enter into successful competition in the markets of other parts of the world*. I say what is to hinder this people; possessing by the Providence of God, all the elements of material wealth; endowed with a genius and energy unsurpassed among the na? tions of the earth, shall again have on the great seas a merchant marine flying the Hag of the common country and carrying its commerce into every sea and uphold? ing its honor in every port? "I am glad to-day to stand for this mo? ment among you and to express my sym? pathy with any and every interest that tends to develop you as a people. I am glad to stand with you on one common platform of respect for the constitution; differing as some of us may do in our opinions as to what the law should be and how it should be applied; having in view one common devotion of obedience to the law as the majority of our people, by their own representatives, make it. "I shall carry away from here a re? newed impulse to public duty; a new in? spiration as a citizen, and that too, of a country whose greatness is only dawning. "And now lei me express to you the pleasure I shall have in every good that can come to you as a community and to each of you as individuals. May peace, prosperity and social order dwell in all your families, and the fear and love of God in every home." Come to Virginia.?The coming wool growing; agricultural and iron producing section of the United States. ( Come via Merchants und Minors From Boston I Steamship Line, via Norfulk, Penn and I sylvania K. It., via Norfolk, or Wask KcwEngland, j ington, or Harrisburg; Baltimore & (.Ohio It. B., via Slicnandonli Junction. From N. \\, ( Come via Old Dominion Steamship N. J. I Line, via Norfolk, Pennsylvania R. i'enn. R., via Norfolk, or Washington, or Del. Harrisburg; Baltimore Si tJhi<> it. ft. 31d. [via Shenaudoah Junction. From the I Come via Pittsburgh, or via Chat West I tanooga, or via Columbus and Ashland For all information, maps, reference books, pamphlets, etc.. descriptive of the wonderful mineral and agricultural re? sources of the States of Virginia and West Virginia, apply to Agents of the Norfolk k Western railroad. -J?O Wash? ington, Street, Huston; 303 Broadway, New York; 1,433 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wushington, D. C; 07 East, State Street, Columbus, Ohio, or General Office, Roanoke, Va. The Only Absolutely Safe Oil Stove. M. M. RITCHER & CO,, GENERAL AGENTS. Write [or circulars. Water Coolers, Ice Cream Freezers, Curtain Stretchers, House FurnhJiing Goods, Kitchen Novelties, Refrigerators. Largest stock south of the Ohio river. Come and s< c them. 32? Market St., Bet. Third and Pourl h. Louisville, IsLZy ADVERTISE Your Business in the Columns of the "Post" and Double your Sales. THE POST. 9 9 Has the Largest Circulation of any Paper in Southwestern Va. An Advertisement will pay you. l>i? Bargain. First-class Range, only used a few months, as good as new, with pipe and cooking utensels. Also good Safe and supply of China Wake. Apply to this office." tf. LEGAL NOTICE. To M. S. Kkmhkiucr: You will please take notice that on the 30th day of June, 1891, that Joshua Mullins, J. M. Flanary, J. J. Kelly, jr., W. W.Taylor and C. W. Evans, commis? sioners duly appointed for the purpose /any three of whom may act} will meet together ou the tract of land of which you are tenant, of the freehold and owner, situated in Rig Stone (Jap, In Wise county. Va., to assess a just compensation to be paid to you for such part of said tract of land as is proposed to be taken by the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Com? pany for its purposes, and for damages to the residue of said tract. The land here proposed to be taken is a strip of land extending frum the tract of land for? merly owned by J. 3f. Flanary, to the tract of land claimed by the Virginia Coal and Iron Company; and is for a Right of Way, and is the same strip of land now occupied by said company by its railroad. LOUISVILLE St NASHVILLE R.' R. CO., Nay 29.1891. , Bv C. T. Duncan. Attorney. VIRGINIA:?At rules held in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the County of Wise, on the 3rd dav or June, 1891. John W. Gilly, Plaintiff, ) vs. > In Chancery J. C. Chance, exor, ct al, Deft's. > The object of this suit is to recover ;>f the estate of W. I). Jones, dee'd. Jaiues W. Fox, R. B. Whitridge and John Gilly, the sum of $1,408.20, with interest from May 1st, 1889, till paid and to subject to the pay? ment of said sum a tract of land conveyed to William D. Jones dee'd. James W. Fox, and R." B. Whitridge by John W. Gilley and wife. And an affidavit having been filed that the defendants J. C. Chance, exor. Catharine B. Jones, John M. Jones, Nancy E. Allen, J. G. Allen, W. J. Carmack, R. B. Whitridge, James W. Fox, Samuel J.Jamc.-, Beuj. D. Jones, Eula Jones, R. Jones, are not residents of the State of Virginia, it is ordered Jhat they do appear here, within 15 days after due publication hereof, and do what may be necessary to protect their interest in this suit. ,>ud it is further ordered that a copy hereof be published once a week for four weeks in the Rig Stone Post, and that a copy be posted at the front door of the court? house of this County, on the first day or the neXt term of the County Court. A copy-r-Testo: J. E. Ltrra, Clerk, H. A. W. Skeen, p. q. 4L New Livery Sthble. In addition to the First Class Stable I have at Big Stone Gap, I have opened another at Where I shall keep a number of the Finest Riding Horses constantly on hand. Prompt attention given to oil orders. W. P. LIPSCOMB. CIIUKCH DIRECTORY. E.viTiKT cntTRcn. Her. A. J. HcManaway, Pastor. Services every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 ;*. n. Ymmg men's prayer meeting at 1 f. M., every Sunday, Prayer meeting every Wednesday at S r. m. rnr.sB'VTKitUN cnuRCtt. Rev. John E. Wool, Pastor. Services second and fourth Sundays, at. 11a. m. and 8 r. m. Sunday School?Mr. W. M. McElwce, Superinten? dent, every Sunday at 10 ,\. m. Prayer meeting, to discuss the Sunday school les son, every Wednesday at 8 p. m. MET1I00I8T CHURCH. Rev .J. O. Stralcy, Pastor. Services.First Sunday of every month, at 8 p. m. East Big Stone Gap First Sunday at 11 a. n. Turkey Cove, Fourth Sunday, at 11 a. m. Elevators or Hoisting Machines FOR Stores, Ware?ouses and Factories, made and shipped ready to put up. Write to THE CARDWELL* MACHINE CO-. Richmond, Virginia. WHY SEND AWAY For your Job Printing when it can he done at home. The "Post" will guarantee to do work equal to the best. X^a Fama, New Issue, .And Key West Cigars, toilet Articles, Everything new, Stationery and J5!;ink Books, tit The jJ^Tew Drug Store, On East Fifth Street, "Variety of Patent Medicines and 33^very tiling in the Drug X^ine. ^9 L. WHITEHEAD & Co.. DIG STOXfl GAP, VA. a. e. lewis, atter 1 Furrier, Agent for ilie Celebrated "DUN LHP -HAT,*'of Newgork. and "CRISTY'S ENGLISH HAT." (bST. jefferson & oreen.) LyOUISVIIVIvK, - KY. Orders promptly Glied and smt C. 0. f). On trial Jn four RBSSS] - own home bo-1"rl*8** foro you I 6* *5f bey It tool, iiuoK, "16,00 le-Clected llayor April 0 ilvnji buy tip beat (tfetU?MI this paper.) ,'GSLLDISSCT TO FAMILIES. It Is only necessary to send ?foroncos as to your responsl '11! ty frora any banker, postmaa cr, merchant or express agent ma the Organ will bo eblppcd ?romptly on ton days' test trial. H. W. ALLECER, | feve money. Vwlfflgton, If. J. THE Post's Job A Complete Modern Outfit for Doing First Class Work. LAWYER'S BRIEFS, LECAL BLANKS, LETTER HEADS, BILL HEADS, PAMPHLETS BUSINESS CARDS, BLANK BOOKS, ENVELOPES, MORTGAGES, DEEDS. ETC. Merchants' and Bankers' Led? gers that will lie flat at any page; an improved patent. All kinds of First class Job Work Chas. Tracy. C. A. Tracy. A. W. Tracy. CHAS. TRACY & SONS, OFFICE AND SHOP, Near corner of Wood ave,, and E. Fifth BRICK STONE AND WOOD WORK, BIG STONE CAP, VA. Plans and Estimates cheerfully furnished on application. 1 e. t. SHORTT & CO. 1 WHOLESALE AND RETAIL |Ejjgjjg^^ q] 1 .M \rpy THE LARGEST AND MOST VARIED STOCK IN rrj S SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. f= ml La Fine Parlor and Chamber Suits, Office and IS Dining Room Suits- =j m - b 5] A FULL LINE OF COFFINS and CASKETS AT YERY LOWEST PRICES, frl raj - [g IS] Carpets, Wall Paper and Window Shades. Mattresses [cl of all Kinds Made to Order. A Large Assortment of Bed Springs. [[= _ lk] Of any Pattern MadeffE ^ to Order to Fit any^ sized room. [cl 131 5 5 a 5 S S LSI !. T. Ayers Building", LSI 5 qL BIG STONE GAP, VA. 15 E !cgi^L5irrijL5r]r^L5irHjL5Ti^ Two beds of Coking Coal, each one over six feet thick, making as good Coke as is produced in the United States, will be mined and coked . three miles of the town. Two beds of Gas and Steam Coal, each ovo feet thick, and a bed of Cannel Coal underlies the same territory. Two reliable beds of Red Fossil Iron, one carrying 48 per cent [ron, t; a large deposit of Oriskany ore, carrying 52 per cent Iron, underlie part the town site, and thousands of acres on lines of S. A. tfc and L. & N. R. R. The most valuable area of virgin forests, of Walnut, Hickory, I >\s; Yellow Poplar (white wood), Birch, Hemlock and Chestnut Oak, in ; United States, immediately tributary to the town. Supplied by two rapid rivers flowing around the town. VVatei piping from an elevation 350 feet above the town site, now under . ?? ? tion. alii Concentration of railroads at this point inevitable. South Atlari Ohio now completed from Bristol, Tonn. Louisville & Nashville nearly completed. Several other roads now under construction. Cheap Fuel.-Cheap Raw Material.--Cheap Transport 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 *. AN? OTHER LOCALITY. Manufacturers wanted. Substantial inducements held out. On and after September 15th, lots will be sold at schedule rate. tions to builders. Prices of lots in Plat No. 5, range from $50 to $1,000 per lot. Address BIG STONG (JAP IMPROVEMENT CO., Intermont Hotel Building, Big Stone Gap, \ , BANK OF BIG STONE GAP. Incorporated under Virginia State Laws. Does a General Banking Business. W. H. NICKELS, President. h. il bullitt, Cashier. CORKKSroXDK.vrs:?United States National rank of New York Kentucky National Hank, Louisville. W. A. McDowell, President. Appalachian C. H. Eerryman. Ca 1 1 k 1 v? Authorized Capital, $100,000.00 Incorporated under the Laws of State of Virginia. Does a General Banking Bu If. W. RATES. J. E. BULLITT, JR. J. M.GOODLOE. ninKfTons: J. r. e. MILLS. h. c. McDowell, jr. C H. SPALDING. i:. T. Ill1 " - W. V. .'?!? I Temporary Quarters, Opposite Post Office, BIG STOrslE GAP. v \ H,,.' vl>6 DEALERS IN COAL and BUILDERS SUPPLIES STANDARD SOATvIS?. Yard and Office?Block 36, Wood avenu Big; Stone Gz\f*9 = Vri rjr>i ALBERT CORDINGLEY, CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER Thoroughly Practical Stone Cutter, Mason and Brick Layer. Jobbing work promptly attended to and Satisfaction Guam Estimates Given. OFFICE AND YARD-WOOD AVENUE. F?. O. Box, Ol. BIG ?Torvi: GAIN VA. CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER Shop on Wood Avenue, Near AJbemarle Street, Bi? Stone Gap, Vjfcrgijtidfi, Estimates furnished on all kinds of work, from the smallest job to the larcesi buildii given to store fitting and office work. ? A. M. BAKER, - Painter. THJ3 Intermont Hotel Building, BIG STONE GAP, VA. For Sale:?A few choice Lots in Plats 1 and 2. Sell on Commission. Wanted:?Lots to ?*gr MEMBERS OF THE REAL ESTATE EXCHANGE. SITE -MIDWAY BETWEEN THE- ^ COAL FIELDS ^ IRON OR^ Adjoining the City of Big Stone Gap on one side, and the South Appalachian Land Company's v and extensive Town Site Lands on the other. FOR INFORMATION IN DETAIL, ADDRESS - THE EAST BIG STONE GAP LAND & IMPROVEMENT Cu BIG &<rOf?l? OA??, J. B. F. MILLS, President, or S. C. BERRYMAN, Secretary.