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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
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
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
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,
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
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?
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
? . --
The Elliston Register is the name of a
new paper published ot Ellistou, formerly
Big Spring, Ya.
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Will They Uo ttaek to Kye.
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
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
INFERIORITY OF WOMAN'S WORK.
Why Women Receive L?s? Fay for Work
(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
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?
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
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?
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
THE ART OF LEAVING.'
j Don't Ljuger Too Long Over Your Fare?
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
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
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
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?
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
"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
The lawyer, without answer, continued,
"And seeing the barn on fire, tlie farmer
seized a pail of water, ami ran to put it
"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?
"J)id they all burn up*.'" said another
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
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
"'I'd play this hand out if the whole
United States was-at the door,' said (he
" '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
"'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
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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.
How a Mexican Proved Too Bltech for the
[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
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
"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
'?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?
"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,
Singleton?Dirr sorry to hear that you
have trouble with your wife. What's the
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
SHOES, HATS AND UMBREUas
LADIES' AND GEN
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.
C. e. & C. H. SPALD1NG
DEAX.EU8 IX all KINDS OF
Contracts taken for Building from foundation, and all
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
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
:ERY*S ?ND MEIKLE'S PL0MS,
810, SI 2 Broadway, (Bet. Shelby A Campbell-Si
I l fr* S 8
U LLd O
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
1 Jtf J&L m>
Flooring, Ceiling, Bevel and Drop Siding,
Moulding, Brackets, Finishing
BIG ?^?j^JB> GAP, VA,
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,
The Only Absolutely Safe Oil Siove. |
M. m. RITCHER & CO.,
Write f'.r circulars. \Yatcr
Cooler*; fee Cream freezers
Curtolii Etretehm; Flout*
puttii.<?iu? GoortV^ Klivien
I -.1 ?.. iJiftjtf) ,.f ,|,;.
roH Ohio tiCuin'j. a?,i Mr
Harket St.. :it-t.
?. e. LEWIS,
.alter 1 Funi
Agent fur the C leb
"DCJM LpcP H AT,'5 of/N
and "CRISTY'S ENGLISH SA'i
?? Are better prepared
ever to supply their P
J^r?.::v Corrugated iron and Ste(
^ ^^^ Rooting, biding, Ceiling.
Our facilities are unequ^l!etl
The Cincinnati Corrugating Company.
Box 27I, PIQUA, OHIO.
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