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The Big Stone Post.
Entered at the'post'office at Big Stone Gap, Y?? as second-class matter, Nov. 14th, 1890. LEADING PAPER OF SOUTHWEST VA. run Linns n wksklt by thz BIG STONE POST PUBLISHING CO. O. E. 8CARS PRESIDENT. Tkxhs or ScMcairno*: One Year,.(125 Six Menth?,. 75 Payment strictly In ad ranee. Adtektihxo Rates: Display advertisements per Inch, for etch insertion $1.00 Legal notices, obituaries, etc., W cents per lino each Insertion. Discount allowed for on* column or more. Attorneys who insert legal advertisements in the Post for their clients will be considered responsible for them and bills for the same arc payable monthly. Friday, August 21,1891. The time for which many of the readers of the Post subscribed for the paper will expire in August and September, and ^ those who wish to renew their subscrip? tions will please do so promptly. They will observe that the price of the paper has been reduced, but the rule requiring subscribers to pay in advance will be strictly adhered to. - Our Telegraph and Express Ser? vice. It is a source of serious annoyance to the citizens of Big Stone Gap that they find it impossible to send telegrams or receive express unless much trouble and loss of time result. From a standponit of business convenience, Plat No. 1, which at present embraces the whole city, is practically isolated from the S". A. k 0. and the L. & N. depots and both telegraph offices. Often it happens that one of our business men wishes to send a telegram upon a matter of urgent importance, the telegraph offices are a mile each from the town in opposito directions, the weather may be unbearably hot or a heavy rain may be descending, yet despite these facts, in order to insure the prompt and accurate sending of his message, this business man must either consume valu? able time in walking to the depot or be subjected to the expense of hiring a horse, if he does not own one, in order to accom? plish the simple end of wiring a dispatch. Again he receives a notice from one of these depots that an express package awaits him at that remote office. The package may be a small, insignificant affair, but in order to get it he must cither go himself or hire some one in his stund to go this unreasonable distance in any sort of weather, and over indes? cribably bad roads. It is true that one of these roads has a dummy line con? nected with it which will bring your, ex? press to the city?at additional cost to the consignee. These things should not be. They are a hurt to our city, a grievance to our citizens. In order to increase their business these corporations should throw about our community every reasonable convenience within their power. They should make our avenues of trade and commerce easy to travel and not obstruct them with irritating and blundering ob? stacles. Most earnestly do we protest against the continuance of the present state of affairs. Let us have a joint tele? graph and express office in the town. Listen, ye railroad people. It is to your interests and to ours that you heed this story of our wrongs. Personalities In the Alliance. The State Alliance Convention of Geor? gia, which met at Atlanta on Wednesday, seems to have a fine old time ahead of it. It promises to be more of a pyrotechnic display than a time for calm deliberation of men who claim to be trying to reform the politics of the Nation. The leaders of the movement are bringing all sorts of charges against one another. The editor of the Alliance Monthly claims that he has papers in his hands showing that two of the most prominent leaders of the Peoples' Party offered to sell out to the Louisville k Nashville railroad. Col. Livingston, the big chief of the Georgia Alliance, is chargod with having been ridden on a rail by indignant citizens sometime in his previous history. He is also charged with having been drunk, with lewd women and the Alliance Month? ly says that he at one time was sold out for a debt of thirty dollars. The Macon News, which claims that Livingston is responsi? ble for the failure of the State Agricul? tural society to hold its regular fair at Macon, suggests that a local fair be held with a ''grand chariot race between Miss Nellie Burke, the daring and notorious chariot racer from the far West, and Leonidas F. Livingston. Worse still, they will be followed around the track by a horde of blind jackasses who have been thoroughly traiued and who have for years been under control of the latter." Livingston on his part claims to be in possession of damaging facts concerning his accusers and says that he intends to turn the light on "these fellows." This is pretty spectacle presented by the Georgia Alliance which claims to be heading a great reform movement. It seems that this Alliance will have its hands full for some time to come in curv? ing on the work of reformation in its own ranks. The spirit displayed by the leaders shows very clearly that they are conduct? ing th channels' Alliance more as a means Of self-advancement than as a means for bettcritig'iie condition of th e farmers. The level headed farmers of the country uic beginning to see that they have been lead on in this movement by a set of broken down politicians, who failed to get what they wanted from the old parties, and these farmers will little like being characterized as a set of blind jackasses under control of these office seekers. Financial Conspiracy. The New York correspondent of the Atlanta Constitution says in his letter to that paper that there exists in New York a sort of financial conspiracy againsl the South. He cites the recent attnek of the New York Herald on the Richmond Ter? minal Company as evidence of this con? spiracy. This attack, according to the Constitution's correspondent, was only a part of the. general plan to keep the mon? ey of investors out of this section of the country. Now that the demand for mon? ey to move the southern crops has set in, according to this same correspondent the southern banks are experiencing great difficulty in getting enough money from Wall street to satisfy the needs of their customers, and that every demand for money from the South is cut down more or less, while the West is experiencing no difficulty in getting what money it needs. We are loth to credit such a story as this and think that it must have emanated from the imagination of the aforesaid correspondent, who, being hard up for matter to fill up his regular letter during this dull season in Now York, imagines such stories as this to amuse and alarm his southern readers. In another place this same correspondent gives as the rea? son for this conspiracy the fact that the j farmers in the South were engaged in a i scheme to hold back their wheat until they got their own price for it. Had this pencil driver taken the trouble to inform himself he would have found that this is the scheme of the Western Farmers' Al? liance, and the movement is confined al? most entirely to the northwestern States and the States West of the Mississippi river, and this fact is well known to the New York bankers, and yet these bankers are letting the West have all the money it needs. The clever correspondent's finely spun theory, therefore, amountsto nothing, and he will have to invent some other sensation in order to alarm the readers of the Constitution. - Gorman. The strength and popularity of Senator Gorman in his own State was well attested by the action of the Convention of the Farmers' Alliance of Maryland a few days since. This action was taken soon after the organization of the Convention and was brought on by the publication in a leading newspaper of an interview with the editor of the Alliance organ in Wash? ington, in which the editor was made to say that by a judicious expenditure of money the Alliance could elect an Alliance man to succeed Gorman. Ttfis sentiment did not meet with the approval of the Convention and a resolution was offered and passed with scarcely any opposition committing the Peoples' Party to the re? election of Senator Gorman. Gorman seems to be the favorite with all sorts and conditions of men. The bankers and capitalists have all along looked with favor upon him. Ho has al? ways had the confidence of the business men of the country, and now the farmers strongly endorse him. It is seldom that one man enjoys the confidence of these various classes of men who so often think that their interests are antagonistic, but the secret of the confidence in Gorman is the universal belief in his incorruptible purity. All classes know that he will do what is right and just irrespective of con? sequences, and hence their desire to see him elected to the highest position in this country, the Presidency of the United States. The solid business and farming element of the Democratic party want Gorman as President, and with such backing he will be hard to bsat in the National Convention of the party to be held in 1892. Advices from Shanghai, China, are to the effect that there exists a very serious condition of political affairs in that coun? try. Foreigners resident in China have suffered greatly in the recent riots. The ministers of foreign powers have de- j manded redress from the Chinese Gov? ernment, but they are put off by the Gov? ernment with vague statements which. ! mean that China either cannot or will not redress the wrongs done peaceful resi? dents of foreign nationalities. If China holds to this position there is little doubt but that there will be hostile action on the part of the war vessels of the various uations represented in those waters. It will be participated in by the British, French, American and German squadrons. The Manufacturers' Record publishes the following, referring to lands in the Red Bird region of Eastern Kentucky: "One of the largest parties of experts that ever came to the United States from Europe for such a purpose arrived in New York recently, en route for Eastern Ken? tucky to make a careful examination of a property there comprising about 120,000 acres, upon which a Belgian syndicate holds an option. Should their report con? firm those made by American and English geologists, this great property will bV purchased and developed." -* -o- .-_ That was a great mistake made by Mc? Kinley when he openly aunounccd himself as favoring the renom (nation of President Harrison. Blaine is a great favorite in Ohio, and. this declaration will -not- make the friends of TJIaino any'more nrdcitt in Hieir desire to see McKinley defeat Camp? bell in that Slate. C II GERING ASSURANCES. The Governor of the Bank of England Say the Financial Situation is Brightening. [From the Journal of Finance.] The financial situation abroad is bright? ening. A statement made by an author? ized representative of the Bank of Eng? land which gives a promising color to the financial picture has been issued, and in view of the well-known conservatism of the great institution this pronunciamento would not have been given out unless the financial horizon fully warranted it. Cir? cumstances have been pointing in a favor? able direction for several weeks, but the changes in the situation are now so clearly evident that an authority which has be? come an authentic oracle upon financial affairs may with safety make known its views. Mr. Lidderdale, the governor of the Bank of England, on Saturday consented to an interview with a representative of an American journal and authorized the statement that there was no basis for the reports of a great financial disaster im? pending in Great Britain; that but one banking house throughout the United Kingdom was at all in danger, and its af? fairs were well in hand; that, the losses which have occurred have not affected the solvency of the losers, and that there will be no failure of importance on that side of the water. "Just now," said Mr. Lidderdale, "the investing spirit is dead and money is piling up. 7t will be a long time before the lesson .3 forgotten. I have been averse to making any declaration on the situation because of my official position as head of the Bank of England, but I consent because I am aware of the strong efforts that have been made in America and on the continent to create a panic without any excuse." The significance of this statement is less in the words with which the views are clothed than in the fact that a favor? able statement has emanated from this source and in its effect as a means of re? storing confidence. It would not have been made if any doubt existed as to the future condition of finance. It is not given out for effect. It is open to no sus? picion, but will be accepted by the finan? cial world throughout the entire globe as an official declaration that the crisis has passed, and hereafter the patient will speed on toward a complete recovery. The condition of the Barings, whose connections with the South American nation, which has been the scat of finan? cial disorder are closer than thai of any other important firm, is cited as an ex? ample of the soundness of the financial situation. In the period of stringency, whose first manifestation was their own embarrassment, (hey have so far recover? ed as to be able to reduce a debt owing to the Bank of England from ?32,000,000 to ?7,000,000. Mr. Lidderdab states that one reason why the critical conditions which have been so long present could be met and overcome was that syndicates and trust companies, which have been the outgrowth ot recent limes, have distrib? uted the losses to an extent which pre? vents them from becoming dangerous. LOWELL'S Fl NE RA L. Simple hut Impressive .Services?His Body Not Exposed. Boston, August 11>.?Simple but impres? sive funeral services over the remains of the late James Russell Lowell were held in Appleton Chapel, Cambridge, at noon to-day. The chapel was crowded to over? flowing, and many who desired to be pres? ent were unable to do so. Seldom has there been witnessed such a gathering of those distinguished in literary and other professions as gathered to pay the last tribute of love and respect to the deceased author, critic, poet and diplomatist. There were no services at Elmwood, the poet's late home. The honorary pall? bearers were Oliver Wendell Holmes, Christopher P. Crunch, John Holmes, brother of Dr. Holmes ; Professor Charles Eliot Norton, Professor Child C. Choate, George William Curtis, William Dean Howells, Professor John Bartlctt and Professor C. W. Eliot of Harvard Univer? sity. The coffin was covered with black broad cloth and bore a silver plate upon which was inscribed : " Died August 12th. 18911 James Russell! Lowell, aged 72years, "> months." The body was not exposed to the view of any one, and was taken to Mt. Auburn immediately after services at the chapel, followed by about 15 carriages. There were no services at the grave. While the body was being conveyed to its last rest? ing place in Mt. Auburn the church bells throughout the entire city were polled, and flags were displayed at half mast by order of Mayor Alger. SLY "OLD HUTCH." Said to Have Made Over $000,000 by the Recent Rise in Wheat. NewYouk, August 19.?The Advertiser this morning says: Among the' many who have profited by the recent rise in wheat is Benjamin Hutchinson, more generally known as '-Old Hutch." If rumor is to be believed his profits will be over six hundred thousand dollars. Industrial Items From Exchanges. A Louisville exchange says : The man? agement of the Louisville and Nashville, and the Norfolk and Western railroads will at an early date inaugurate a Pull? man vestibule buffet sleeping car line between this city and Norfolk, in order to increase the conveniences to the trav? eling public between local points west of Norfolk to the Falls cities. The idea, General Passenger Agent Atmore says, is not to run in competition with any other road, but to build up a local trade from that section of country to this. c - COM PETITION REG FX. - The Chesapeake and Ohio railroad is just beginning to feel the competition of the Norfolk and Western railroad out of Louisville. The latter road, which has Only recently opened up its office, in this city, got out yesterday for the firsl time its time cards and folders from this city. The Louisville and Nashville will soon change-its sleeping cars, whwh.-now run - only from Scwanen fo Norton, whore Ihey will join the Norfolk and Western and run fhrough to Norfolk. ROBIKSOK-PETTET GO. (SUCCESSORS TO R. A. ROBINSON A CO.) IMPORTERS AND Wholesale Druggists AND DEALERS IN Oils, Paints, Varnishes, Win? dow Glass, Glassware, &c. 528, S30, 532 W. Main Street. STABLISHED 1842. INCORPORATED 1891. Professional Cards. KUNKEL & board, Physicians and Surgeons, Having formet! a co-partnership, offer their profes? sional services to the people of Big Stone Gap and vicinity. DR. A. J. hoback, Office over S. L. Whitehead & Company's Drug Store. BIG STONE GAP, VA. J. F. BCU.1TT, JH. ?- C. ll'nONKM., Jll. bullitt & McDowell, Attorneys at Law, hitcrmont Hotel Building, BIG STONE GAP, VA. WILLIAM k. SHELBY, At t o ni.e>r ?tt XvGl^v, BIG STONE GAP. VA. Office in Hank of Rig Stone Gap. H. A. W. SKEEN, Attorney at Law, Shorn Building, BIG STONE GAP. VA. EDWIN BARBOUR, Attorney at Law, Ayers Building, BIG STONE GAP, VA. HTM, K. BURNS, k. m. pulton, Lebanon, Va. Wise C. IL, Va. BURNS & FULTON, Attorneys ? o t ? Lawj COUUTS:?Russell. Wise and Dickinson Counties, and Court of Appeals at Wytlieville. WAI.TKII !:. ADDISON. C. a. iiakdin ADDISON & HARDIN, Attorneys at Law, Office over BaakVd Big Stone Gap. BIG STONE GAP, VA. R. T. IRVINE, Attorney cat Law, BIG STONE GAP, VA. Oflice in Summerfield Building, Wood Ave L.TURNER MAURY, Attorney at Law, BIG STONE GAP. VA. Office, Appalachian Bank Building. DRS. RHEA & PEPPER, Dentists, INTERMONT HOTEL. Will be ai Big Stone Gap the first Tuesday of each month and remain during the week. Bristol office. Coiner Main and Fifth Streets. ISAAC S. ROSS, Attorney at Law, NORTON. VA. LAWYERS BRIEFS. The "Post" Job Office is pre? pared to Print Briefs promptly and cheaply. MRS J. H. DUFF, Proprietress. Clean and well furnished rooms, Victuals well cooked and Table furnished with the very best the Market affords. Location, High and Dry. Only pure Spring Water Used. Special Rates to Drummers and Boarders by the week or month. -THIS BIG STONE GAP, VA. FRED. A. BEEBE, Manager. Only First-class Hotel in Big Stone Gap. Electric Bells, Electric Light, Steam Heat. I'OST OFFICE, 1-5 iiT Stone Gap, Va., Opens 7 a. m. Clo.se? 8:30 r. m. ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES OF MAILS. abhivks. Daily except Sunday. lkavkb. 1:15 r. k. Western Mail. 5 p. *. C:.'5<? u Kastern Mail. Vi *. 12:13 ?? Southern Mall. 1:30 r. m. ??8^3!ai! for above routes c!o*e fifteen minute* before departure. stkr routes. From Whitesburg, Ky., to Big Stone Gap, arrive*, daily except Sunday, at 11M5 a. m., departs at 2 v. w. Prom tilg Sl?is?? (Jap to Steinp, Va., Tuesdays and Fridays, arrives at 12 h., departs 1 p. m. j. M. Gooim.ok. ADVERTISE . : Your Business m ttie Columns' of the "Post" ami Double your .Sales. W. J. CARMACK & SHOES, HATS AND UM3: LADIES' AND CENT One Door West National Bank. A SPECIALTY. Just rocei- ? 1 our every trenife . and see ihc best goml* at ;..-. . Ortlers by mail receive prompt r BRIST** Just rect'iv.-i .1 new lot of Springst ir s?iimU nr.* nut\n from ?cry reibet. Oar roshI? ?.]!! surpri erne clieapritH n ? well as ?? si . .1-. L W..... . ? ... C. E. & C. H. SPALDI DEALERS IX ALL KINDS or Contracts taken for Building from foundation, and all mat furnished. We guarantee good work, good materials, and a perfect finish in all re>] and specifications furnished when desired. bullitt - & - mgdowell - hbstra We have in our office complete abstracts of title of all sold by the BIG STONE GAP IMPROVEMENT And of the bulk of the lots and aero property owned by ; In the town and vicinity of BIC STONE CAP. For three years we have been collecting and perfecting these a now offer them to the public with the assurance of accuracy. faF*You Can Not Afford to Buy without an Abstract Tit.. ARRIS & HaRDII Gilley Building, BIG STONE GAP, VA. Mate Agents and Br?l Buy and sell business and residence lots in alt harts of the city. I) crty on Wood, Clinton, and Wynndotto Avenues. Five hundred hi li fleet acre trrctsof coal and limber lands for sale in Wise and Dickinson countie? to the lines of Railroads. Don't fail to see or wjrite to us. Rkkkkkxcks :?Bank of Big Stone Gap, Va.; Citizen* I'.mk, .1. n- Cif:. T< I'ir.-t Johnson City,Teno.; Powell'? Valley Bank, Jonesville, V.l.: Fit : ? itional Bu . .. II C. nc Dl-mLE-R IN L KINDS OF TIN AND HARDW AND HOUSE FURNISHING GOOD: Stoves, Wronglit Steel Ranges, Superior M Tools, Cistern and Well Pump! Farming and Gardening Implements. ?MERY'S ?ND MEIKLE'S PLOI'IS, SC. 810, 812 Broadway, (Bet. Shelby & ?anipbell St.i. F< coal rix* Yula A?h Satp A sam UK FiM Voll A?* Bull T etti Ma. Dr.; 11 ye*' V K B A 1 ?all it I fiii'. do tin gi< dr co th ?it 7i Si ?f ?! s 1 ESTABLISHED 135? t GEO. WOLF & CO JEWELERS & fPTieiA/NS. Cor. Fourth & Jefferson, Louisville, Ky. Continue to carry the handsomest and most selected stock of Diamonds!, Watches, Jewelry, and Silverware, in the city, i They have also a complete Optical Department, under the management of a professional Optic to test and fit your eyes. No charge JQ8r*CorreBpondcnce Solicited. n, thoroughly competent r lesliiiL! the eve. J. J. WOLFE. H. B. CLAY, SR. Manufacturers, Wholesale arid Retail Dealers J. C. MOORE. Gen'l Man'i ROUGH AND QRESSED Flooring, Ceiling, Bevel Lid Drop Sidini Moulding, Bracket*, Finishing Lumber, elc. BIGS- STONE <*AI *, \TA. J.M. Goodloe. H. li. Clay. TE < goodloe & clay. Oitjr Property Bouiht ;.*icl Sold On. Coinxn i .** $i0 s *. TRACTS of C?a!, Iron und Timber Land for wile by tlic n?:"<?cfo, ^. Blocks and Lots in the city we make buying ami vtlirivM^y,' ..,: ; make inverttmtMitx should correspond with us. "NO THOl I'i.K ih, \ '< ,?< l < ? \v. < ' ? handled by us. Office: Opposite Post-office. I ' t;!C STONE CAP. VA. Ar| bottec prepared th.r eve yt, supply their Pater ECU ga(t Coi legated Iron and Stee B Doling, Siding, Ceiling, etc. OupliciJiUes are tinoqu;ille* Cprre !>cmciencc Solicited. i Corru||ting Company? Box 271, PIQUAfftHlO.