A. BI? Rotors Fined Five Dollars for Heat?
ing: a Man With a Pistol.
The trial of A. M. Rogers for an as?
sault on one Welch on the night of the
22nd instant, was held before Mayor Bul
litt on last Saturday.
It seems that Rogers claimed to be an
acting policeman on the night mentioned,
and hearing the firing of a pistol in the
neighborhood of Nickel's store went in
that direction to arrest the party doing
the shooting. He ran upon two men
going in the direction of Nickel's store;
one of these was Welch and the other was
a man named Reed. Reed, on seeing the
policeman, ran off, and Welch kept on in
the direction of the store. Rogers fol?
lowed him up. Welch turned and come
back and demanded of Rogers why he
was following him. Rogers claimed that
he was in pcrsuit of the man who did the
shooting. Welch took hold of Rogers and
told him to go back and not to follow him.
Rogers drew a pistol from his boot leg
and struck Welch over the head, felling
him to the ground, Welch attempted to
rise when he was struck a second and a
third time with the pistol, inflicting severe
wounds. Welch's appearance in the
Mayor's Court was that of a man who had
been pretty well used up, his head having
been patched all over one side with coat
plaster. The case was argued for the
prosecution by W. S. Matthews and for
the defense by II. C. McDowell, Jr.
Mayor Bullitt held that'the offense was
a technical one, us Rogers thought he
was performing a duty in trying to arrest
the man, and fined him five dollars, the
lightest penalty he was allowed to impose.
Rogers is not a member of the police force,
but as he had been called upon on that
night to assist in guarding the jail he
thought he had a right to discharge all
the duties of a policeman.
COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS.
A Full Docket at Wise C, II.?Several Con?
victions for Shooting, also for IJurgiary.
County Court has been in session for
two weeks past ?t Wise C. H., and Judge
Miller has been confronted with quite an
array of criminals.
Albert Washington, colored, was fined
fifty dollars and sent lo jail for six months
for shooting at a Norfolk k Western con?
ductor at Norton.
The trial of Webster Snodgrass for
assaulting Morgan Thackcr at Norton,
George Belcher was sent to the peni?
tentiary for five years, charged with being
an accomplice in the robbery of C. F.
FI an nary's safe at Wise C. 11.
Two negroes charged with shouting with
intent to kill, were sent to the peniten?
tiary for one year each.
Major P. E. Harris, of Blaclcstone, Va., is in
Mr. M. M. Morrias, of (Hade Spring, has
been in town for several daws.
Gen. Avers has been in town several days
Mr. T. H. Walker is at the Intermont.
Mr. R. F. Dillard hits returned from a stay
at Virginia Beach.
Mrs. Julian Harrison, of the University of
Va., is visiting Mrs. W. B. Addison.
Mr. II. B. Clay, Jr., has returned to the
Rev. J. W. Sexton will preach at the Com?
mercial Club building Sunday at 1! a. in., and
8 p. m.
Mr. D. II. Shelby is visiting frier. >in Lex?
Col. J. B. Richmond, and Hon. H. S. K.
Morrison, of Gate City, were at the Intermont
Col. A. Fulkerson, of Bristol, was in the
cit\* the first of the week.
Mr. Geo. C. Potts, of South Watanga, has
been in town for a few days.
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Messrs. H. J. Williams, of Middlesborough,
and G. Henry Williams, of Baltimore, were in
town this week on a prospecting tour.
Judge Trigg Miller, of this county, has been
appointed one of the raembrrs of the World's
Fair Association for Virginia.
Opening of the Public Schools.
Mr. W. T. Kennedy, with his assistant
Miss Wilkinson, opened the public school
on Monday with 75 pupils, and now has
over 80, which number will probably be
increased to 100 or 125. The school at
East Big Stone Gap, with two teachers,
has 110, and one near Button's planing
mill some 25.
Picnic at the Tunnel.
A Masonic picnic was held at the Natu?
ral Tunnel Wednesday. A large crowd
attended from this place and Bristol.
There were about fifteen hundred people
Col. Sueparil's Grammar.
[New York Advertiser.]
Col. Shepard advises those whom he calls
" the ungodly New York editors" to print
Sam Jones' sermon in full, *? and not pick out
the paragraphs which hit themselves so hard."
One would suppose that the " paragraphs
which hit themselves " would be harmless to
tho uugodly editors, but oh, how severe on
Ladies, if you want the best Hour made
try the Mascott. We bought 200 barrels
before the price advanced and can save
'you one dollar per barrel.
3-lt W. II. Nickels & Co.
Gentlemen, Nickels & Co. make suits to
order. Satisfaction guaranteed.
VIRGINIA:?At rules held in the Clerk's Office
of the Circuit Court for the county of Wise, on
the 3rd day of August, 1891.
J. B. F. Mills. i
vs. > In Chancery.
G. W. Robkuts. j
The object of this suit 5s to enforce payment of a
certuiu note for $241.06 executed by G. W. Roberts to
J. B. F. Mills, and to attach and sell the estate of said
G. W. Roberts in Wise county, Va, And ailidavit
having been made that G. W. Roberts, ibe defendant
herein is a non-resident of tbi* State, the said de
lendant is required to appear within fifteen days after
due publication of this order in the clerk's oflice of
our said.court, at rules to be holden therefor, and do
what is necessary to protect his interests. And it is
ordered that a copy of this order bv forthwith pub?
lished Wlfce ft week. Tor four successive weeks, in the
Bju Sto.vK I'oiiT, a newspaper printed in the town of
Big Stone Gap, in the county of Wise, ami posted at
the front door of the court house of said county, ou
the Sirst day of the next County Court for the "said
county after the date of this order.
A copy?Teste: J. K. birrs, Clerk.
Bullile <fc MclfcmeJI, p. ?y.
"COME SOUTH! YOUNG MAN."
President Harrison, on his tour through
the South, after having seen the won?
derful growth of Lynchburg, Bedford
City, Roanoke, Salem, Radford, Pulaski,
Wytheville and Abingdon and the indus?
trial development in progress along the
line of the Norfolk & 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 ihe 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 diflicuit access to the
center of population, are now being rapid?
ly transformed into busy manufacturing
and commercial centers. In the early
settlement of this country emigrants
poured over the Alleghanies and Blue
Ridgejclike 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 are now being
brought into use.
"Having filled those great basins of the
West they arc now turning back to Vir?
ginia and West Virginia and Tennessee
to bring about the full development and
production for which time is ripe 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 farmers here turned
the soil, came from distant States. But
now Virginia and Tennessee are stirring
their energies to participate in a large
degree in mechanical productions and in
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 we have
secured the markets of our own States
that we shall reach out and enter into
successful competition in the markets of
other parts of the world: 1 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 living the
flag 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 lo 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 us 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.
"A.nd now let me express to you the
pleasure 1 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 and .Minors
From Huston I Steamship Line, via Norfolk, I'enn
aud < sylvanin R. R., via Norfolk, or Wash
I New England, f ington, or Harrisburg; Baltimore <fc
LOhio R, R., via Shenandoah Junction.
From N. Y., f Come via Old Dominion Steamship
N. J. ] Line, via Norfolk, Pennsylvania R.
" Fenn. < R., via Norfolk, or Washington, or
" Del. Harrisburg; Baltimore & Ohio U.R.
41 Md. [via Shenandoah Junction.
From the j Come via Pittsburgh, or via Chat
West f tanooga, or via Columbus und 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 & Western railroad, 200 Wash?
ington, Street, Boston; 303 Broadway,
New York; 1,433 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Washington, 1). 0.'; 07 East, State Street,
Columbus, Ohio, or General Office,
Has the Largest Circulation of any
Paper in Southwestern Va. An
Advertisement will pay you.
DO YOU READ?
This Taper contains all the
local and foreign news. Subscribe.
S. A. & 0. R. R. TIME-TABLE.
In Effect Mar. 15,1891.
! No.3. |No. 1.
Pass. I Mail.
5:301 11:10; Ar
...Big Stone Gap..Ar
East Big Stone Gap.
.Wild Cat Summit.
. .Natural Tunnel..
.. .Moccasin Gap...
... Minim's Falls...
? ? Stone Quarry...
. - .Bristol Shops...
?Trams stop only on signal.
L. & N. R. R. TIME-TABLE.
Lv. 8:0;" p. m.
Ar. 7:23 a. m. I
Lv. 7:28 (
Lv. 8:05 i
? 'Wheelers ...
... Ko?e Hill .:. ?
Hubhards Sp'g's j ,
Pennington Gap .
.Big Stone Gap. r ?
Ar. 7:15 ?
Ar. 9.-02 p. n.
3:20 p. ro
J. 1?. 3Ioore, Agent,
Big Stone Gap, Vfl]
Louisville, Trav. Pass. Agent,
Kentucky. Knoxville, Tenn.
CPATMOHE, G.P. A.,
WITT & HOLDEN,
Dealers in Fine Watches. Clocks, Spectacles, etc. AH
work done in a workmanlike manner and warranted.
East Fifth St.
BIG STOVE GAP
Twenty-five Shares in the Bank
of Big Stone Gap, orThirty Shares
in the Intermont Hotel.
Apply to R. H. JONES,
lm|2 Eig Stone Gap, Va.
Our Best Flour.
J. M. ROBINSON I CO.
IMPORTERS A JOBBERS OF
Dry Goods, Notions, k
537,539,541 Main Street. Corner Sixth,
NGW YORK OFFICE,
356 St 2CHURCH65.
SOLD BY LEADING GROCERS.
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.
Will at any time duplicate the
prices of Richmond and
Louisville for all Blank
Books, whether kept
in stock or made
Are turned out on short notice
and at city prices.
The PostTjoh Office
Is the BEST EQUIPPED De?
partment within a radius of
two Hundred miles and it
turns out the neatest work.
City Work done in a
Rev. A. J. McManaway, Pastor. Services every
Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 r. m. Young men's prnyer
meeting at 4 r. m., every Sunday, l'rayer meeting
j every Wednesday at 8r.?.
Rev. John E. Wool, Tastor. Services second and
fourth Sundays, at 11 .v. m. and 8 r. ?.
Sunday School?Mr. W. M. McElwee, Superinten?
dent, every Sunday at 10 a. m.
Prayer meeting," to discuss the Sunday school les?
son, every Wednesday at 8 r. at.
Rev ..J. 0. Straley, Pastor. Service.- First Sunday of
every month, nt 8 r. >t.
East Big Stone Gap First Sunday at 11 A. M.
Turkey Cove, Fourth Sunday, at 11 a. m.
protestant KPISCOI*a I. CHCBPH.
Rev. Robert S. Carter, Rector. Services every
Sunday nt 11 a.m. and 8 p. m. Sunday School
Sunday morning at 10 o'clock.
fTr.yor April 9. v^yr
lhra?; biy the N.*^
[Mention f???p ;V#
It IS O! Ij ROCCI . ? . '
eforer.cca as Ui yoar i !
illlty from nr.; b&oLci. p
er, merchant or czprc-\
.nd tfco Organ v.i'.i u<- ?>.
iromptly oh tor. d:tvp' i.-...
Hi W. ALLEGE
hre money. jjjjgj
. i ?H
A Complete Modern Outfit for
Doing First Class Work.
Merchants' and Bankers' Led
gers that will lie flat at any
page; an improved
All kinds of First class Job Work
BIG STONE GAP, VA.
Man ukacturk r ok rough ANI> DKKSSKIl
and Kiln-Dried Lumber,
ALSO VIRGINIA WIRE PICKET FENCE
Lumber Manufactured to Order.
Rlolamontl, Vi ir^i* *!; ?.
A practical, thorough business course of Lav is
provided iu the Richmond College Law School. Op?
ens September 24. for nine months. Junior *?<<:
Junior and Senior fTO. Young men will find Rich?
mond an admirable place for Law Study. The State
offices, Legislature, Nine Courts, wide acquaintance
with leading men. Apply to
Br?k. Ronr.u Grkuorv, Lkstku Manor, !'. 0.,
or for Catalogue, to Chairman Faculty I.'ichnn nd
College. Bichmoml, Va. 2-21
Drugs and Medicines.
Precscriptions carefully compounded
Anything procured on short notice.
In Books, Papers, Magazines and
stationery and Blank Books.
S. L. WH1TEHEAD & CO.,
BIG STOXE GAP, VA.
Two beds of Coking Coal, each, one over six feet thick. m;i!
Coke as is produced in the United States, will be mined an-!
three miles of the town. Two beds of Gas and Steam Coal,ea< M
feet thick, and a bed of Cannei Coal underlies the same territory. m
Two reliable beds of lied Fossil Iron, one carrying 48 per ? |
a large deposit of Oriskany ore, carrying 52 per cent [ron, lg
part ti\e town site, and thousands of acres on lines of S. A. ,v
and L. & N. R. R.
The most valuable area of virgin forests, of Walnut, Hick i K
Yellow Poplar (white wood), Birch, Hemlock and Chestnut ? E
United States, immediately tributary to the town. *
Supplied by two rapid rivers flowing around the town. \\ ?, ||
piping from an elevation 350 feet above the town site, now un teJ
Concentration of railroads at this point inevitable. South Vi ?|
Ohio now completed from Bristol, Tenn. Louisville & Nashvill
nearly completed. Several other roads now under constructi ||
Cheap Fuel.-Cheap Raw Material.--Cheap Transportati 1
An $800,000 Iron Plant under construction. ^
Five hundred Coke Ovens to be built at once.
Electric Light, Street Railway, Good Hotels, etc., etc. de
MORE ADVANTAGES COMBINED THAN CAN BE FOUND IN Jma
OTHER LOCALITY. tli
Manufacturers wanted. Substantial inducements held out. W
On and after September 15th, lots will be sold at schedule : ? - jgj
tions r<> builders. po
Prices of lots in Plat No. 5, range from $50 to $1,000 per I ; $
Address BIG STONG GAP IMPROVEMENT Co.. |
Intermont Hotel Building, Bii* Stono (In
W. A. McDowell, President.
Authorized Capital, $100,000.00
Incorporated under the Laws of State of Virginia. gi
Does a General Banking Busiri A
L. TURNER machy. i. B. F. MILLS. ' ??
J. F. RUJ.LLTT, JR. II. C. McDOWELL, JR.
,r. sr.. goodloe. c. n. spalding.
Temporary Quarters, Opposite Post Office, BIG STONE CAP.VA n
DEALERS IN *
COAL and BUILDERS SUPPLIES!
?TANDARD SCALES. o
Yard and Office,?Block 36, Wood avenus, I
I3I?? 8tone Oo.j>9 - Virginia!
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDEfi
Thorougbly Practical Stone Cutter, Mason and Brick Layer, 1
Jobbing: work promptly attended to and Satisfaction Guarai 1
Estimates Given. '
OFFICE AND YARD-WOOD AVENUE. J
1?. O. Box, 01. BIO STON? GAP, VaI
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Shop on Wood Avenue, Near Albemarle Street,
Iii?: Stone Or*i3, Virginia
Es?m-u?* furnished un nil kinds of work, from the smallest job to the largest bulli
given to store fitting and oflJce work.
A. M. BAKER, - - Painter.
EAU'TIFUL TO^?/J^I SITE
-MIDWAY BETWEEN THE
COAL FIBLDS?IRON orbs
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.
FOR INFORMATION IN DETAIL, ADDRESS
THE EAST BIG STONE GAP LAND & IMPROVEMENT CC
I3IO STONK GAP, VA?
J. B. F. MILLS, President, or S. C. BERRYMAN, Secretary.
Intermont Hotel Building, BIG STONE GAP, VA.
For Sale:?A few choice Lots in Plats 1 and 2.
Sell on Commission.
tW MEMBERS OF THE REAL ESTATE EXCHANGE.
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