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Kulered at the post office ftt Big Stone Gap. fe is second-class waiter, Nov. 14th, 18t?. LEADING vapku of southwest v? >rrr rOBUSRKD WKKKtA bt tur BIG STONE POP^lWhING Cu. jti ^g^^^WSs President. EDWIN BARBOUR, editor. ? Tkrjss or ScnscRUTioK: One Year,.$1.2T> 8ix Months, ..... 75 Pavtnent strietlv in advance. Aovkrtisiso Ratks: Display advertisement* per Inch, for each insertion $1.00 Legal notices, obltuarie*, etc., 10 cents per line euch insertion. Discount allowed for one column or more. Attorneys who insert logal advertisements in Ute Post for their clients will he considered responsible tor them and bills lor the same arc payable monthly. Friday, Sept. 18,1891. 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 iu advance will be strictly adhered to. President Polk. In a recent speech in Kansas, President Polk of the National Farmers' Alliance, who is a North Carolinian and who claims to have been a Confederate soldier, is reported to have said that he did not go into the rebel army from choice. He was forced to shoulder the musket. He had been offered command of a company in the army of the South, but declined, as acceptance would have been construed as an endorsement of the cause for which he fought. No true man, no matter whethor he sympathized with the North or South in the late war, can respect one who indulges in such talk as this. There were many living iu the South at the outbreak of the war, who did not sympathize with the Confederacy, and who refused to enter its army. Some of these remained quietly at home, others joined the Union forces, but no matter which course -they adopted they continued to hold the respect of their neighbors and fellow men, as if was believed they were acting in accord with their honest conviction of right and duty. T.ic case of Polk, however, is different. He claims to have been a Confederate soldier; to have fought through the war for a cause that he thought wrong. His claim that he was forced into the army will gain little credence, as nothing would have been easier than for him to have gone into the Union lines at the begin? ning of the war if he felt that there duty called him. This man, therefore, stands convicted out of his own mouth of participating in a bloody war for the sake of a cause which he condemned, and of killing or attempting to kill his fellow men whom he thought were in pursuit of the right. He is, however, rather too severe on him? self in tliis particular. We will acquit him of any intention of committing mur? der, as it is our belief that at the time of entering the Southern army he did not, as he asserts, believe that he was sup? porting a cause he knew to be evil and unjust. He doubtless at that time was as thorough a believer as is possible for such men in the righteousness of the Southern cause. His course at present is despica? ble. Twenty-five years after the banner of the cause for which he fought has gone down in defeat; in order to curry favor with a certain class of South-haters he pollutes himself by avowing that ho knew he was wrong at the time he became a Confederate 6oldicr. Such a man is un? fit to be the leader of any great reform movement; and the sooner the Farmers' Alliance people recognize this fact, and repudiate Polk the better it will bo for their cause. Then and Now. That Chicago is rightly named the "Windy City," no one, who has observed its course in regard to the World's Fair, can doubt. In 1890, when there was a hot contest between New York, St. Louis, Washing? ton and Chicago for the location of the World's Fair, Chicago representatives in congress promised in plain and unmistak? able terms that if congress would give the Fair to thatcity Chicago, would undertake to meet the whole expense and the gov? ernment would not be called upon to ap? propriate one dollar towards it, except $1,500,000 to defray the expenses of its own exhibit. If necessary $25,000,000 of Chicago money were pledged to make the Fair a success. The faith of Illinois and Chicago were pledged that the United States should not. be called upon for aid beyond the $1,000,000. Other cities were clamoring for the Fair on terms equally if not more favorable to the government, and it was on the faith of these pledges made by the representatives of Illinois, in the House aud Senate, that Congress decided to entrust to Chicago the success of the great Columbian Exposition. So well was it understood that the whole ex? pense of- the Fair was to be shouldered by Chicago that one of the stipula? tions of the World's Fair bill was: "That the United States shall not be liable on account of the erection of buildings, ex? penses of the Commission or any of its officers or employees, or on account of any expenses incident to or growing out of said Exposition for a sum exceeding in the aggregate $1,500,000." & Chicago on the faith of these promises Bp got the Fair. Is she displaying an inten? tion to live up to them? It is now more than a year before the opening of the Fair, and Chicago makes application for $5,000,000 of money from the' United States Treasury to assist the "Windy City" in carrying out an enterprise, for the success of which that city a little over a year ago pledged $25,000,000. In referring to this application the New York Sun asks: "Where is the fine scorn which repudiated any desire for Govern? ment aid V Where is the $25,000,000 of Chicago capital that was waiting the chance to invest itself in the World's -?<?*!;?*??. ?????? Fai>?.j-Where arc Samuel W. Allcrton, and Potter Palmer, ?s&fof p$ton felftjtfe to pay tiie^lvuVOiniTprom m$ out] of hi8to^|^en Where is the. great S^a^p^ftiinois, the fourth in ^H^^Wm&t docs not owe a dollar of j^t<fmlbt, and stands ready to see to it TOat Chicago's Fair is not a failure? Where arc the honorable and responsible citizens with their honor and their money pledged to make the Fair the grandest ever held in this country or any other?" The location of the Fair at Chicago was, under the circumstances, in the nature of a contract with that city that the United States should be indemnified from the expense attendant upon holding the Fair; snd Congress should now stand firm and sec that Chicago carries out her part of the contract. That she is abundantly able to do so there can be no question, but it is evident that every effort will be made to appeal to the patriotism of Con? gress by convincing it that unless the government comes to the rescue the Fair will be a failure. It is hard to turn a deaf ear to such an appeal, as every American will take peculiar pride in the success of this Fair. It should be remembered, how? ever, that such an appeal is a mere ruse to extort money from the Treasury of the United States. Chicago would like to evade much of the expense of the enter? prise and would glidly sec the general government come to her assistance, but if required to do so pride and self-respect will make her live up to the pledges made to Congress. -? - The Fight In New York. The political ball in New York is open, and it promises to be one of the liveliest for many years. The Republican Con? vention met last week and nominated J. Sloat Fassett to head the ticket. The nomination is a strong one and the Demo? cratic party will have no walk-over in New York this fall. Mr. Fassett is a young man, not yet forty, of ability and will muster the full strength of his party at the polls in November. He is said to be handsome, rich and ambitious. These qualities coupled with his recognized ability make him no mean opponent. He stands well among the people of all par tics as was evidenced by the remarks concerning him made by the temporary chairman of the Democratic Convention which met at Saratoga Tuesday. The Democrats have chosen as their standard-bearer in this fight, lioswell P. Flower. Mr. Flower is a man of national reputation, and has several times been mentioned as a probable candidate forthe Presidency. He has been a great deal in politics, having been a member of Con? gress for several terms. The Democratic Convention could not have chosen an abler candidate, and one that could do more towards harmonizing the various factions in New York. Flower seems to have been looked upon with favor by both the Cleveland and Hill factions, and the nomination of any other man would probably have caused a split in the party. Both parties, therefore, go into the light under favorable auspices, with their strongest men as leaders, and the result will doubtless be a forecast of what may be expected from New York in HJ2. - Hold Your Wheat. The Farmers' Alliance leaders in Min? nesota and the Dakotas arc giving good advice to the farmers of the country in advising them to hold their wheat crop as far as possible for a further rise in the market. The depression of this week, was owing to a glut in the market, caused by the unusually heavy shipments of wheat from the West, and the lack of means to convey it abroad. The demand for wheat in Europe has never slackened, but on the contrary is increasing, and the inev? itable result must be a considerable in? crease in the present prices. We will have a market for every bushel of grain we can spare, and their need be no unea? siness about the present demand decreas? ing. It has been so long since farmers were able to get a dollar a bushel lor wheat that it is almost impossible to withstand the temptation to sell now that that figure h;i6 been reached, and there has conse? quently been a great rush of wheat to market, greater indeed than there are fa? cilities in the country for handling. This has been the cause of the temporary slight decrease in tiie price of wheat. It is the part of wisdom, therefore, for the farmers, as far as possible, to hold their crops for the rise, and reap the benefit of such rise, rather than allow the speculator to do so. There can be little doubt that before spring a bushel of wheat will be worth from one aud a half to two dollars. -. ?-? Saturday was the day set for the cot? ton-pickers strike to go into effect throughout the whole cotton-growing dis? trict. Telegrams from all over the South, however, say that the strike was a most abject failure. The cotton-pickers are going to work at the old rates and little trouble is now anticipated from this move? ment, which a little over a week ago was the cause of great alarm to cotton-grow? ers and to the people generally in the cotton States. ? . -- The Elliston Register is the name of a new paper published ot Ellistou, formerly Big Spring, Ya. -? ? . Will They Uo ttaek to Kye. [Baltimore Sun.] Suppose the German peasants, unable to get Russian rye with which to make their accustomed black bread, should take a fancy to wheat bread and refuse to go back to black bread? The thing hap? pened long ago in England, where the use of black bread came to be looked upon as a mark of social inferiority. The result must be serious for Russian agriculture. The German market foritussiau rye would be destroyed, of course, if the masses of Germans forced now to eat wheat, should conceive an aversion for the Russian product. The Russian famine, and the Czar's ukase promise important commer? cial and industrial results. But ns the American hog is right side up again in Germany, corn-cake is naturally the next thing in order on the Deutcher's bill of fare. Died Suddenly of Heart Disease. Sai.EM, Mass., Sept. 17.?Hon. George B. boring, ex-minister to Portugal, and former commissioner of agriculture, died suddenly Sunday morning of heart trouble. He was 71 years old. INFERIORITY OF WOMAN'S WORK. Why Women Receive L?s? Fay for Work Tfcan Men. (New York San.) A paper read before the British associ? ation at Cardiff recited well-known facts as to the inferiority of women's earnings as compared with men's. Except in a few cases of piece work, their pay in manufacturing industries averages from one-third to two-thirds less. It is small? er also when they compete with men as teachers, compositors, telegraphers and clerks; but in art and literature, wherever they have extraordinary special skilll or genius, there is no such discrimination against them. This lower rate of pay for the run of women is not due to any disposition of employers to take advantage of their weakness. The prices of the labor market arc'not governed by . such considerations. They are regulated by quality and supply, and if women's work was worth as much as men's, it would command as high a price. Ths fact that the pay for it is less is convincing evidence that it is inferior in quality. Hence the only general con? clusion that the author of the paper at Cardiff could reach is that men beat women in the competition by producing more, and also by producing what is more valuable in the market. As a remedy he advised that the train? ing of women lie improved, and he sug? gested that they might profit by combin? ing for their own protection. But the die parity between the capacity of men and women as workers docs not come from any artificial cause. It is fixed by nature. As a rule, women can not be relied upon as steady workers to the same extent as men. A sober and healthy man can keep at his employment day in and day out and from year's end to year's end. It is not so with a woman. The statistics of factories, shops and offices show that the necessary loss of work is more with women than with men; and of course it must be so. Nor can women be driven like men. They must be treated with greater considera? tion, for which indulgence they have to pay in less wages. It is obvious, therefore, that women can compete with men in the labor mar? ket only by taking smaller pay, no matter what their training may be. They also suffer iu the manufacturing employments, which they follow most generally, by the competition of feminine workers in vast numbers, who can afford to give their labor for a small price, because it is per? formed at home as a method of making a trifling addition to the incomes of fami? lies, or of employing hours which are other? wise spent in idleness. Every woman who docs her own family sewing in whole or in part is a competitor of the women who sew for a living, and she helps to lower their pay. So also every one of the many thousands of married women who take work home from the factories to eke out the resources of straitened households contributes fo lessen the wages of the regular workers in that particular indus? try. There is, however, a field in which wo? man do not suffer from anvthinglike over competition. It is domestic service. The demand for skilful women servants is greater than the supply. No good and trustworthy woman servant need ever be without a place and without good wages. Tn the household, also, women have the protection which they require for their welfare, and they find in it a variety of occupation which subjects them to no competition with men, except to a very small extent comparatively. They can get employment as servants far more easi? ly than men, and their average pay is higher than in any of the employments in which women engage, for it includes board and lodging, HOW THE QUEEN BOWS. She Uses a Patent Spring to Assist Her in Rising. (Louisville P^st.) In her long reign Queen Victoria has bowed more than a million times to her ?10,(100,000 subjects. Of course so much bowing must be very tiresome, and many people have wondered how the Queen managed to stand the strain of rising in her carriage so often to nod to her en? thusiastic subjects. A coachman of Her Majesty who joined a cabman's union and struck has just let out the secret. He says that there arc very strong springs under the Queen's carriage seat. When Her Majesty rides through the streets, surrounded by the Guards and cheered by the multitudinous crowds of London, she touches a button at her side. The scat gently rises and places her in an attitude for bowing. Then she smiles out of each side of her carriage and bows to her loyal subjects. Then she touches the button again and the carriage seat sinks with Her Majesty into its old position. Everyone is willing to allow Queen Victoria this mechanical convenience in bowing because she is now very old and somewhat feeble, and the fatigue of bow? ing her way through miles of a cheering London mob would be too much for her to endure. The patent carriage spring enables her to make the bow without fatiguing herself. -? THE ART OF LEAVING.' j Don't Ljuger Too Long Over Your Fare? well . (WusMirg CoiumorciabGrtzettc.j Do cultivate the art of leaving prompt? ly; even if you can't do it la nil artistic way, learn to do it somehow. Some people seem to be anchored in the parlor when they pay a call. To the flight of time and the near approach of their hostess' dinner-hour this sort ,of caller pays no attention. Frequently she says; "Oh, I must go," gets up, sits down again, and goes on talking. Presently she again says that she must gorgets up and continues to talk. She gets into the hall nt length and talks there. Finally, the anxious visitee, who hears the baby crying upstairs, gets the door open for her guest, who makes a supplementary call upon the door-step, exposing the other to pneumonia. At last she descends the steps, and the hostess precipitately retreats and shuts the door for fear she will think of something else to come back and sav. The Writer once heard of a woman who, considerably chagrined at the announce? ment of a visitor whom she knew had these staying powers just as she was pre? paring to keep un important engagement, decided to go into the parlor with her bonnet on and explain her hurry. She even arranged with her husband to come into the room and "remind" her at the end of a quarter of an hour. The guest did not take the hint from the bonnet beyond saying that she would only stay a few minutes, but when the re? minder came she exclaimed: "Oh, then, I must go, of course.'' Stood up and re? mained talking several minutes more, walked to the door and stopped again. At last Mrs. R., in desperation, suggested that they should walk along together as. far as they could. The visitor agreed, ' 'nut even at the comer where they parted she stood talking long enough for Mrs. R. to lese her train and her appointment. Shy and nervous young people have the hardest time in leaving, and are more to be pitied than blamed. Their suffering is often great. They are impressed with the idea that the how'is of more consequence than the what, and they keep trying and trying to lead the conversation up to what they think will be a graceful departure. They are wishing themselves away a great deal more desperately than any one else can. They watch for pauses in the con? versation and clear their throats to intro? duce some variations on Lemuel's "I guess I'd hotter be going," hut they are never quick enough. Somebody else be? gins to speak and they resign themselves with piuking hearts to waiting another ten minutes. Still, it is not always the caller's fault that she docs not go. Sometimes it is the hostess who is the fluent person, who ends every sentence with a rising inflection, indicating that it is only suspended, and that she is going on. In such a case it may appear to the caller as if it would be rude to interrupt her, though she may have heard the muffled tiptoeing of the rest of the family past the parlor door and the subdued clatter of china from somewhere, and have a painful suspicion that dinner or tea is ready and they don'-t want to ring the bell. But there is one golden rule at least that the caller may stick to. When you once get up to go never sit down again. ?- - HORN TO BE A LAWYER. You'll Do, Y'ou Have Kept Your Eye on the Squirrel. [Youth's Companion.] What is the chief characteristic ot a "born lawyer?" Some people fancy that it is audacity; but audacity has, perhaps, spoiled a lawyer's success as often as it has made it. Craftiness, another quality often attributed to lawyers as a class, is likely to get them into trouble as it. is to win them cases. The real master quality of a good lawyer, according to many mod? ern authorities, "is a genius for detail.-"? an ability to sec through a case to the ut? termost particular, and keep everything in mind, ready for use at the right mo? ment. The following story has probably been told by more than one lawyer lo il? lustrate this fact: A lawyer advertised for a clerk. The next morning his e-fliee was crowded with applicants?all bright, and many suita? ble. He bade them wait until ali should ar? rive, and then ranged them in a row, and said he would ieil them a story, note their comments, and so judge whom he would choose. "A certain farmer," began the lawyer, "was troubled with a red squirrel that got in through a hole in his barn and stole his seed corn, lie resolved to kill Hie squirrel at the first opportunity. "Seeing him go in at the hole one noon, he took his shot-gun and fired away. The first shot set the barn on fire." ''Hid the barn bnrn?" asked one of the boys. The lawyer, without answer, continued, "And seeing the barn on fire, tlie farmer seized a pail of water, ami ran to put it out." "Did he put it out?" asked another. "As lie passed inside, the door shut to and the barn was soon in flames. When j the hired girl rushed out with more wa? ter?" "J)id they all burn up*.'" said another boy The lawyer wcnl on wjthoul answer; "Then the old lady came out, and all was noise and confusion, ami everybody was trying to put out !lie lire." "Did any one burn up?" said another. The lawyer said, "There, that will do; von have all shown great interest in the story." But observing one lit lie bright-eyed fellow in deep silence, he said: "Now, my little man, what have yon to say?" The little fellow blushed, grew uneasy, and stammered out: "1 want to know .what became of that squirrel; that's what I want to know'.'" "You'll do," said the lawyer; you are my man. Von have not been switched oil' by a confusion and a barn burning, and the hired girls and water pails. You have kept your eye on the squirrel." RAKED THE JACK-TOT. Game in Which a Congressman Wan a Heavy Win tier. "The luckiest man in a poker game,'' remarked a Washington man iu a remi? niscent mood to a Chicago Herald man as he drew three cards, was a cortain Con? gressman from Illinois. He was backed in a jack-pot by the United States. "We were having a nice little game of $2 limit. There is often a smart pile of money in a $2 limit. Around the hotel table wore four of us, and this wits the] only Congressman who had sand enough and money enough to sit out the game. There was a night session and an exciting time in the House of Representatives, nnd the others had dropped out one by one on the score of public duty. "Well, it was getting on toward 2 o'clock in the morning, and we had a lovely pot and everybody stayed in. The pot was opened on four deuces and the man stood p.it. That was this same Congressman. There was nothing less than a good pair out, and everybody seemed to have im? proved his hand in the draw. The bet? ting was lively. Just then a servant rushed in and said there was a call of the House and the Sergeaiit-at-Arms was at the door. "'I'd play this hand out if the whole United States was-at the door,' said (he statesman. " 'Keep him out a minute, Jim.' " 'Lock the door!' "But the big foot of the Scrgeant-at Arms was thrust in thocrackof Ihe inner door as Jim was going out to bar the outer one. "'I'm sorry, gentlemen, but' '"I'm not,' interrupted the member. .Til go as soon as I rake in this jack-pot. In the mean time let me have fifty.' ."The Sergeant-at-Arms' produced his order book and fifty soon went to swell the pile. 'Til draw on you for a hundred' pretty soon, came from the plucky Illinoi san. One of us laid down iiis hand at this, and another began to look nervous. There were several I..0. U/s in the pile already, and I was down to my last dollar and had to call. I hud a king lull, ami well, the Illinois Congressman ami his four deuces and the Sergeant-at-Arms and the United States Treasury and the jack-pot. with about $.800 in it', all went together." ?- ? ^ - A SPORTING NOVELTY. The Latest Tiling is the Racing of Goats. [New Orleans Special.] The most novel of all sports was inau? gurated here yesterday. A goat race was gotten up by the sporting editor of the Houston Post, in a spirit of levity. It proved more than a joke, however, and 5,000 people turned out to see it. There were sixty entries, and the turf? men made books on the results, and hun? dreds of dollars iu pools were sold. ,. Never was there such a sight before. The mayor and other city and countv officials acted as starters and judges. fSontc of the goats made the .100 yard's in thirty-two seconds in harness. OUTWITTED. How a Mexican Proved Too Bltech for the Americans. [St. LooUt Glnbo-Dpinocrat.J A3 a general thing Americans arc more than a match for Mexicans at anything, but on one occasion I was completely out? witted by a lot of men of the latter na? tion, and lost a fortune thereby. In 1868 I went to Monterey with a couple of friends, and, after prospecting among the mountains for some time, struck a fine vein of silver. It was easily worked, and we soon had so valuable a lot of bullion on hand that the avarice of the provin? cial Governor was excited. He was afraid to rob and murder us out of hand, and accordingly set about getting up a revo? lution. In this he had no difficulty at all. The Government was easily upset, and for twenty-four hours the revolutionists held possession of the little town in which we had our silver. Their first act was to requisition this, after which the Govern? ment was established as easily as it had been overthrown. There was no use ap? pealing to the Central Government, so we pocketed our losses and got to work again. I was determined not to be victimized again, so before we made our run I gath? ered about sixty of the most reckless Americans to be found on the border, and employed them as guards. With these men I* felt perfectly safe, as there were not Mexicans enough in the State to whip them, But the revolutionary leader proved that he knew a trick or two him? self. On the night before we w.ere to send our silver away he collected all the pulque and attractive donzollas in the neighborhood, gave a fandango, and in? vited my men. That was the end of the guard. By morning not one of them knew or cared anything about the silver, and another revolution was carried through without the least trouble. I had only three sober men, and they were in? sufficient to resist the rcquisitiop.ary par? ty. The combination of liquor and don z'ellas had done more than the entire armed force of the Slate could have ac? complished. I gave up the mine in de? spair, and the Alcalde has since made a fortune from it. SEWED Ur HIS POCKETS. A Yonng Married Woman's First Venture With the Needle. (Kansas City 'I lines.) There is n young married woman of my acquaintance whose first wifely experience with the needle ends in a capital joke on her. She found what appeared to be two im? mense rips on the inside of the tails of her husbands frock coat, and while he was down town she carefully sewed them up. When ths young man came home to lunch his wife met him, coat in hand. "I've just mended it."'said she. "There were two awful rips in the tail of it "Le t me see," said the husband of the industrious young woman. "I didn't J know there was a rip in it." "Yes, there was: right here." "Bill those are the?" The young man caught the look of in? nocent doubt on his young wile's face and stopped. "Yes those were fearful rips?things were getting in them all Hie time,'" And the young man went down to his office and picked out the threads in or? der to get at his bank-book and a few letters that he had in those tail pockets. FASSETT'S 1.1 Civ His Nomination For Governor, of New York Another Illustration of His Ue murkabje Good Fortune. The nomination of J. Sloat Fasset t as the republican candidate for Governor of Xew York is only another illustration says Hie Louisville Pqst, of that young man's phe? nomenal luck. Ten years ago he was poor, obscure and -nmhitioulcss, but his sunny temper mad.; him hosts of fried^s. About that time one of the "Crockergirls," of Saerumento.CaL, came to Eltnira to attend school. She fell in love with the young Mr. Fasset t, and about eight years ago they were married. Great interest has always been attached to the "Crocker girls," because eeach inherit from Judge E. B. Croaker, of the Supreme court of Cul., thosnug sum of a million or more dollars. Mrs. Crocker, mother of the "girls," lived in grand style in Sacramento, and had the finest art gallery west of the Rocky Mountains. When Mr. Fassett, who had then just beep admitted to the bar, mar* ried her daughter the old lady called him to one side and slipped into his astonish? ed grasp the sum of$100,000 in Southern Pacific bonds, saving that she was going to be too proud of him as a son-in-law to even want him to feel his dependence upon "lis wife. She wanted him to accept the $100,000as a gift from her, rasselt ac? cepted it. Yesterday both Mrs. Crocker and her daughter were on the platform when Mr. Fasset was crowned with his wreath of laurels. The fervor with which Mr' Fassctt bent over and kissed his hun? dred-thousand-dollar mother-in-law and his million-dollar wife, J. W. Hunted, of West Chester, avers was the most touch? ing sight he ever witnessed. -? -:' . Rothschild on American Securities. Baron Rothschild writes as follows to a family connection who had sought his ad? vice in making an investment: "For the investment of the sum of money you name I can recommend chiefly the advisability of buying American rail? ways. Here you will find the maximum of probable profit and the minimum ot risk. '?During the unhappy circumstances that have demoralized the whole financial world during the year past, America has loomed up almost alone unhurt and stal? wart. What has damaged the rest of the world has largely, indeed, been to Amer? ica's advantage. "We_ have this day received advices from Xew York which add materially to our confidence in the future tit ere, and for this reason, respected cousin, we have no hesitancy in counseling you to invest your funds in American shares. We es? pecially indorse Louisville & Nashville railroad, with which it happens we have direct relations, but also such slocks as are oldest among what in Hie American list are known as 'Western,' inclusive of the Atehison, Topeka & Santa Fe, the Chicago, St. Raul & Milwaukee, and also ? though it is not a 'Western') the Phila? delphia A: Reading stock income bonds, in any of these we are confident that you will find profitable investment." When Love Grew Cold, Itostun Nuwv. Singleton?Dirr sorry to hear that you have trouble with your wife. What's the matter? Benedict?It's her way of talking. She says the most cutting, ironical things to me on every occasion. Never misses a chance to spring something horribly Sar? castic. ICj dreadful. Hell von. ' . "?cll, you knew her long enough be? t?re you were married to learn of the u0h, I did; bat 1 took it for wit, then!" W. J. C?RMACK k CQ RETAIL SHOES, HATS AND UMBREUas LADIES' AND GEN A SPECIALTY. Jtttt rt-rdvi ?1 a lie* lot of Spring . . oaf good*arcfnwwl*from-acleci nek i, every respect. Our good* will trwue cbeaptMf?? ?? w?H as their Styl? tttd see th? biwt K<v?<In at the lowest v :? ? Order?by;??H receive prompt i , One Door West National Bank. BRISTOL Tfi C. e. & C. H. SPALD1NG DEAX.EU8 IX all KINDS OF ILDING MATERIALS 1 JUi Contracts taken for Building from foundation, and all furnished. We guarantee good work, good materials, and a perfect finish in all ; and specifications furnished when desired. bullitt ? i ? McDowell ? ?bstrhgt ? n We have in cur office complete abstracts of title of a! sold by the BIG STONE GAP IMPROVEMENT CO. And of tho bulk of the lots and acre property owned by In the town and vicinity of BIG STONE CAP. Ter three years we have been collecting and perfecting these al .| now offer them to the public with the assurance of accuracy. jf^You Can Not Afford to Buy without an Abstract Title. rkis & HAR Giiley Building, BIG STONE GAP, VA, Buv and sell business und residence lots in all parts of the city, ertv on Wood, Clinton, and Wyandotte Avenues. Five hundred I ? acre trrctsof coal and limber lands for sale i:i Wise and Dickinson eoi to the lines of Railroads. Don't fail to see or write to us. HzKXKK.vcxs:-?Rank of Rig Stone Gap, Va.; Citizens Rank, Johnson City, T.- | Johnson City. Tenn.: Powell'? Valley Rank, Jonesv?lc? Va.; I'irst National Rank, i, C. N0ELL1NC derl5r in fh Mw^5t ALL K,NDS OF TIN AND HAR1 , ' : ?0m<k AND HOUSE FURNISHING C ^i ni Stoves, Wrougli Wrought Steel Ranges, Supi Tools, Cistern and Well Pumps, **n Farming and Gardening mm :ERY*S ?ND MEIKLE'S PL0MS, 810, SI 2 Broadway, (Bet. Shelby A Campbell-Si jry tt^ I l fr* S 8 U LLd O estagl!sh?d 1356 ( JEWELE'RS & OPTICI AM3. Cor. Fourth & Jefferson, Louisville. Ky. Continue to carry tho handsomest and im selected stock of Diamonds, Watqhes, Jewei and Silverware, in the city, They have also a complete Optical Department, nn<] management of n professional Optician, thoroughly coi: to test and fit your eyes. No charge for tcstipg the eye. ^Sj^C'orrespoinl :ice Solicited? J. J. WOLFE. H. B. CLAY, SR. J. C MOORE. C( OLPE, ul?y & uo Manufacturers, Wholesale and Retail Dealers ROUGH AND DRESSED IN? 1 Jtf J&L m> Flooring, Ceiling, Bevel and Drop Siding, Moulding, Brackets, Finishing Lumber, etc. BIG ?^?j^JB> GAP, VA, J.tVl. Goociioe. H. On Cotmiiissl<m. TRnS ?"! !Ytle'"1 ''\Vi'1 '?:i,Wr r'a,hl f',r M,c l>y ^ a*? ??r tract. Being w, II ,. ? X Block? and Uta to the city we make buying end selling a Hueclalty Parti, J u make luv-estmetJt^sjniuItl correspond will, U8. NO TROUBLE UKG U I)l\n tit i-< 1 handledbvus. Orrice: Opposite Post-office, BIG STONE C, ?>old MONITOR, The Only Absolutely Safe Oil Siove. | M. m. RITCHER & CO., GENERAL AGENTS. Write f'.r circulars. \Yatcr Cooler*; fee Cream freezers Curtolii Etretehm; Flout* puttii.<?iu? GoortV^ Klivien ??-*, IJetrigerator*. I -.1 ?.. iJiftjtf) ,.f ,|,;. roH Ohio tiCuin'j. a?,i Mr Harket St.. :it-t. i ?. e. LEWIS, .alter 1 Funi Agent fur the C leb "DCJM LpcP H AT,'5 of/N and "CRISTY'S ENGLISH SA'i M>i:ksviij,s; ?? Are better prepared ever to supply their P Ecleged J^r?.::v Corrugated iron and Ste( ^ ^^^ Rooting, biding, Ceiling. 810. Our facilities are unequ^l!etl Correspondence Solicited. The Cincinnati Corrugating Company. Box 27I, PIQUA, OHIO. ????'???