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The Big Stone Post.
Entered at the ipost ?fite* ?t Hi* Stoue Gnts Vi,.,
s?tcoMul-cluss Blatter, Soy. l4tb, ItfO.
c. e. sears President,
edwin bar80ur, Editor.
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Friday, Oct. 16, 1391.
Farmersand Democracy.
The farmers have for thirty years
groaned under oppressive class legisla?
tion, and now when there is at least a
"chanceto remove it through the party that
has during period fought for it, these same
farmers are being led by political m?nte
banks into a third party, the chief theory
of which is class legislation of the worst
and rankest sort. Republic? are said to
be ungrateful, but if the farmers allow
themselves to be used as tools to keep the
Republican party in power, they ought to
get somebody to kick them out of the
country. Such a result would do more to
discourage good men all over the world as
to our experiment in free government,
than anything that has happened in a de?
cade. It would write "failure," "farce,'
Iin big red letters all over the map of the
United States.
The Tories of England would say: "What
did we tell vou? Have we not said all
along that your little experiment of gov
Ieminent by the people would become a
roaring farce?" And indeed it will be, if
the farmers desert the Democratic party,
their tried and true friend, after it has
fought their battles for a centurv. Before
the war, it gave them an era of unparal
lelled prosperity and growth, practically
without debt or taxes, and since the war,
has fought inch by inch, day by day, year
in aud year out. for them, and against op?
pressive taxes, againit all the multitude
of grinding class legislation intended to
rob them for the benefit of the millionaires.
For the farmers to be led .away from such
a party into a movement inspired by their
worst enemies, and kept alive by them, is
enough to make one doubt the capacity of
man for self-government, and make grati?
tude, fidelity, faithfulness, loyalty to
friend and principle, a mere fiction of the
human mind.
Charles Stewart Parnell.
The death of Charles Stewart Parnell
removes from the stage of life the most
miucnt figure in Irish history. In the
short spaceof sixteen years, Parnell has ac?
complished more towards gaining indepen?
dence and home rule for Ireland than had
been accomplished for centuries before.
For centuries Ireland has been engaged in
disorganized struggle for that which Par
ell has in a few years placed within its
asp. He succeeded in doing what no
other man had ever done, forgoing the
various elements in Ireland into a com?
pact organized whole, which enabled him
to wield a power in the legislative coun?
cils of Great Britain that no other Irish?
man had ever approximated. With Par?
nell at its head the Irish party in Parlia?
ment was no longer sneered at and treated
without consideration as had always been
the case before he appeared upon the
scene, but under his masterly leadership
this party became an important factor in
English politics, and was feared and re?
spected by Tories and Liberals alike. Such
a power did the Irish party become under
his leadership that a few years ago Par?
nell forced the English Prime Minister to
recommend to Parliament the passage of
a Home Rule Bill for Ireland. It is true
that this measure was defeated at the
ime, but the leaven has been at work
since that time, and there is little doubt
but that if Parnell had lived a few years
.longer ho would have seen the full fruition
of his work in the accomplishment of
Home Rule for his beloved Ireland.
It would perhaps have been belter for
the contemporary reputation of Parnell if
the end had come twelve months ago be?
fore the unfortunate divorce scandals.
When, however, the history of his time is
recorded these pecadilloes will be forgot?
ten, and Parnell will be known to future
generations only as a patriot and states?
man who, in a short career, accomplished
w hnt few men in the history of the Eng?
lish speaking people have accomplished.
Keep up the Struggle.
The question that is agitating the minds
of all sympathizers with Ireland in its
struggle for liberty, is whether or Miot
there is a fit man left to take up the work
of Parnell now, and prosecute it to com?
pletion. If there is a suitable man in
Irish politics to-day for this work we do
not believe he will be found in the ranks
of thut section of the Irish path- which
deserted Parnell to follow Gladstone; It
as a ruling principle with Parnell that
e success of the Ivish party depended
on its maintaining a strict independ?
ence of all English parties, and not allow?
ing any English party to wag it as its tail.
It wa9 to a strict adherence to this prin-'
eiple lhht Parnell owes much of his suc?
cess, and it was this principle, and not
Parnell's personality that caused the de?
plorable split in the Irish party. Now
that the great leader Is dead, it thp two
sections of the party become reconciled,
and McUarlhwies are allowed to control
its councils its ultimate absorption into
the English Liberal party U inevitable.
This absorption once accomplished, the
cause of Home Rule will receive a ?et?;
back from which it will take years to re-'
Those men, therefore, who have so no
H.too? by PrtrucJi iti spite o? every
iv. oWfl it to his tueinory und to the
U 6f /rel/uHi ??t fo abandon the fight
ttOw that their leader !.ylead, hut to main?
tain his great principle of independence
in the face of albobsfuclc*. Jt is only by
adherence to this principle that the Irish
people will ever be able to gain that lib?
erty that they have labored and hoped for
all these years.
Virginia Press Association.
Jas. A. Pugh, President of the Virginia
Press Association, says that there will be
a large attendance of the newspaper men
of the State at the annual meeting of the
Association to be held at. Bristol on the
17th of November. It is thought thai
there will be present on this occasion not
less than two hundred and fifty of the
leading newspaper men of Virginia.
Every newspaper in the State of any con?
sequence will more than likely be repre?
sented at this meeting, and Bristol will
derive great benefit from the presence of
so many newspaper men in that city ?j
one time.
There is no doubt but that a large ma
ority of those who will attend this meet?
ing have heard a great deal of Big Stone
Gap, and would readily accept an Invita?
tion, if extended, to visit this town, and
spend a day in looking over the resources
of our city. As the Post has pointed out
heretofore an excursion could be easily
arranged so as to give an opportunity to
see the sights about here, and be properly
entertained in the city all in one day. if
wc could not get the newspaper men to
stay longer.
It seems to be somewhat difficult to get
any one to take the initiative in this mat?
ter and make a success of it. Both the
Real Estate Exchange and the Commer?
cial Club is somewhat disorganized, but
we would suggest that R. T. Irvine,Presi?
dent of the Commercial Club is the most
suitable person to take the initiative, and
extend the proper invitations, lie could
associate with htm several of (he most
active young men of the town to assist in
raising the funds necessary to the proper
entertainment of our guests.
By al' means do not allow this oppor?
tunity to advertise our city puss without,
taking advantage <W it.
A Sensation Caused by a Shalte up to the
A damn Express Company.
New Yobs, Oct. 15.?John Hocy, Presi?
dent of the Adams Express Company,
has been removed from Iiis position as
President and trustee by the unanimous
vote of the full Board of Managers. Mr.
Iloey was charged with malfeasance in
office. C. Spooncr, Vice President of the
company, tendered his resignation, which
was accepted.
It was during Mr. Hoey's absence in
Europe that an investigation was made
which resulted in the action taken to-day.
The Board will l?e called together again
to-morrow, and the quest ion of tilling the
vacancies will be discussed. When the
news reached up town to-night it created
a profound sensation among those who
were partially familliar with (he affairs of
the big express company.
The trouble which overtook Mr. Iloey
to-day was foreshadowed last spring, in
a suit brought by Henry C. Shu burn c
against him. , Clapp, Spooncr and Edward
A. Tarf were co-defendants. The action
was brought to recover a sum of money
approximating $500,000; Mr. Koey then
admitted under oath that he had been a
party to a transaction' by which a syndi?
cate of three men sold property which, had
cost them about $130;000 to Win. B. Dias
more, then the President of the Adams
Eexpress Company. For tin's $130,000
worth they received from Diasmore, and
Diasinore afterwards received from the
Adams Express Com pan v the sum of $850,
For this property Hoey had not paid a
cent, but he accepted one quarter of the
profit they made, which profit amounted
to $730,000. His quarter was between
$179,000. and $180,000. The suit was ap?
pealed, lue plaintiff and defendants
were interested in the New York & Boston
Dispatch Company; It was the suit w hich
partly led to the investigation of Mr.
Hocv's official acts.
Failure of the Attempt to Convict him of
Jury Bribery In New Orleans.
Njjw Ouleaxs, Oct. 1 .>? Domiuick
O'Malley, the detective in the Hennessy
murder trial, who, it was charged, bribed
the jury and secured the acquittal of the
Italians accused of the assassination
j of the Chief of Polcie has been discharged
on the indictments found against him for
bribery. The fact that the State had
been unable to make any case against him
caused a surprise indeed, for public opin?
ion had pronounced O'Malley guilty. lie
was supposed to be a jury fixer. The
populace was even more bitter against
him than against the alleged assassins
confined in the prison. The committee of
safety ordered him to leave town, but he
refused to do so. After flic lynching at
the Parish prison the mob marched up
to O'Malley'? office to lynch him, but a
friend gave him timely warning, and he
escaped a few minutes before the crowd
broke in. It was supposed that he had
left New Orieans for good.
To the surprise of all, dud when the ex
eitcment had cooled down, O'Malley put
in his - appearance. He had heard, he
said, that the Grand Jury had found an
indictment against him for bribery but
could not find him, and he had come for?
ward voluntarily.
Called to .Meet on >ov. 23 to Fix the Time
and Place of the National Conven?
Washington, Oct. la.?Thc lion. J. S.
Clarkson, Chairman of the Executive Com?
mittee, issued a call for a meeting of the j
Republican National Committee at the
Arlington Hotel in this city on Monday,!
November 33, at 11 am. to act upon the]
resignation of Hon. M, S, Quay us Chair?
man, till the vacancy cased by his rcsig-j
I nation, to determine the time and place
I for holding the next Nationol Republican J
j Convention, und to transact such other
i business as may properly come before it.
j "The committee,*' the call says, "is
; calleddo meet tri November instead of
December, as heretofore, in order that
the National Convention may be held at
an earlier date, as in the last week of the
month of May, if it shall be deemed proper
to do so, the rules imposed by the last
National Convention requiring that the'
call for the Convention shall be issued six i
mouths in ad-vance of the time set for its
Kqmrts and Import? of Specie.
New York? Oct. Tj.?-Tho exports of specie
from the port of New York last week amounted
to $333,2/7, of which $5,730; Was in gold, and
&tt.&17 hi silver* Six hundred dolbira in plA
and all the silver weut to Europe, and$5,RU! in
: A tilg Stone Gap Traveller ta the ATps<
Rtoa, Lakk Lksmx,
Sept. 18, J^Ji.
Switzerland! It is a name that brrnja
before the eye?of those who.have not seen
its pictures both fair and grand; towering
mountains with outlines against, the sky,
to see which one has to look perpendicu?
larly up, snow capped since the time be?
yond which the memory of man carrieih
not; glaciers, huge walls and fields and
ravines full of ice, holding doggedly their
plaecs in spite of a burning summer sun
and renewing themselves from above as
rapidly aa they melt away below: dashing
cascades and roaring torrent?, in wvve
crystal waters the sportive but shy I rout
spends his-fime in avoiding the tempting
fiics of the sanguine angler; beautiful
blue and green bikes scattered here and
there quite judiciously, walled in by ab?
rupt and rocky steep?, with green slopes
and Alpine goats clustered here and there
in picturesque confusion; shepherd.-: with
reed pipes sitting on rocks piping beauti?
ful airs for the amusement of the chance
; passer by, with dogs mid crooked sticks
lying beside them look.ng up at them as
though wondering why the reeds arc so
punished; steep paths with other shep?
herds leading the goats and sheep and
cows to the pastures high upon the moun?
tain side and "y?dliug," this time, for (he
benefit of the same chance passer by;
beautiful Swiss maidens with lovely cos?
tumes showing glimpses of while throats
and promises of fair busts above, and the
actuality of well turned ankles below, and
always carrying on head or in hand crocks
of milk or other delicious beverages for
the benefit again of the same chance
j passer by. in reality, it is all very much
I like this, only less ideal. Switzerland
has beeil and is being spoilt by the army
of tourists that yearly pour across its
i border.-, and from whom the inhabitants
reitp rich harvests of golden Napoleons.
It is loo civilized; scarcely an enticing
hook or rugged mountain side can be
j found where cue can spend an hour in
peaceful solitude 'without having some
busy tourist with the inevitable red Bae?
deker in hand, come bustling up to "do"
the sight, and then bustle off quite as
J busily to "do" the next. Everywhere are
i hotels, and waiters in dress suits, elegant
gentlemen (who take tips, however), tobe
found on mountain tops, in deep and ap?
parently inaccessible mountain gorges, on
I lakes, and almost floating down over the
very waterfalls.. It '13 now even being
contemplated to run an inclined plane
railroad to the top of the Jungfrau! As
we Americans have done much to bring
about this state of filings we should prob?
ably not kick about it, but I must protest
that an army of tourists with Baedeker's
guides in hand take away very much from
the charm of the grandest, outlook. The
piping and yodling shepherds, the beauti?
ful shepherdesses in beautiful costumes ap?
pear to me myths. At any rate they have
i become like the chamois, rare and shy,
and no longer accommodatingly pipe and
yodlc and show their pretty throats and
trim ankles for the benefit of the chance
\ passer by. Having heard all this] de?
termined to bike my outing in the Tyrolese
I Alps, which are very much less frequent
led and less known to >he outside world
[than the Alps of Switzerland. There are
I fewer railroads, no inclined planes, simple
[ hotels without elegant waiters in dress
1 suits that make a fellow ashamed of his
knickerbocks and hob-hailed shoes/chie?y
German and Austrian, and many without
Baedeker; all in at!, very much less civil- 1
ized and elegant, and hence much more
economical than Switzerland. Up to
twelve or fifteen years ago these moun?
tains were visited almost not at all, and
many of I he inhabitants have not yet rid?
den on a railroad train. In one valley
where 1 took the post wagon, 1 noticed
the driver chewing tobacco, which, 1 1 hank
God, is .1 very unusual custom on "this,
side," though smoking is universal. He
I said the strangers had compelled the
drivers to take to the custom 'some ten
I years ago, because the pipes smelt so hor?
ribly that they were not allowed to smoke,
and hence they were compelled to take to
chewing the filthy weed as they were un?
willing to give up this pet vice of the
modern world.
Bidding farewell to Heidelberg one
Sunday morning, I slopped over at Baden
Baden with an American friend to spend
[ the day. It was Sunday, and hence the
I day when everything was in full force and
gayoty was abroad, for Sunday is the day
I in this part of the world when every one
has his day off, except the servers ol edi- j
bles and drinkables, and the) a'l have, a'
day more than usually on; The lir.-l thing j
that caught our eye was an immense plac?
ard announcing that the great interna- I
tional racing was to take place on that j
day in Baden-Baden; so of course we
went, for a Itcnfuckiau who won't go to a
horse race when he has the chance, is un?
worthy of his native State. Instead of
making tilings, as convenient as possible
for the people to get to the track, every?
thing seems to have been made pur: osely
?s difficult as possible. The track was a
long way off and no way to get there ex?
cept by driving, so we had to get seats at
a dollar a head, or probably belter, at fifty
cents a foot, and finally wc reached the
course after a two hours drive. We of
course wanted to get at the belling stand,
but finding that the privilege of betting
cost four dollars, we contented ourselves
with modest seals and made up little, pots
bei ween us just to keep the interest from
dying out. Although the racing was in?
ternational in large letters, the horses
seemed to be all plugs and the jockeys
all English. The crowd was all German, j
and with not a particle of that enthusi?
asm that characterizes our American race
day. But I don't blame them for not be?
ing enthusiastic. The events were all i
tame and uo running to speak of at all. |
Only the last race, was a good one; a.J
steeplechase. The horses jumped very
fairly and the jumps were good ones. Of
course the horse with the green jockey
won, while T had the one with the red
jockey, who finally came past she post
leading his. nag. Three went to ground at
the various rises, but no ther horses nor
riders were seriously hurt. After two
hours more of dust we finally reached our
hotel again, and may the Lord deliver me
from any more international horse racing
in Germany.
Baden-Baden is a pretty place, nestling
down in a lorciy valley with high green
clad hills ail around. The town is won?
derfully clean and attractive. Nearly all
the houses are either hotels or pensions
or restaurants. The casino is large, old.
and comfortable, and the crowd that Sun?
day was also very large, and for Germany
very swell. It is a hard matter for a Ger?
man crowd to be swell, but the crowd at
Baden-Baden, who were nearly fc|l
piauSv approached nearer swelldom Mian
any I have yet seen, in Germany. I have
j been ?0 YVeisbadeu, which is a dirty place,
j and with a very commonplace lot of peo>
j p!e; and to Hamburg, which is much
; cleaner, prettier, and more .attractive in
' eveiy way. The residence of the Em?
pte.-.- Frederick there, and the yearly vis
it. of the Prince of Wales insures it more
of swelldom, but Baden-Baden is by far
the prettiest and mos! attractive of these
three German watering places. Edward
Straus was there that night and played;
his celebrated father's dance music ti,
much more enthusiasm than the racing
inspired. While U'&ifing for the train
ihnt nigh! my friend and I caught t; nan
between ?ifiiep; bur, alas for human hon?
esty; m;> friend paid for his nap by hav?
ing his silk umbrella Rtoleii, His best
gi.il had given it fo htm with.a I lching
afld a kiffl, when he left home to ero^ (he
briny deep. Her Ienra alone had wet Hk\
shitty skin, and beucc it was a very great I
1ohS. Sncii thet'!.- occur very seldom in ;
Germany: it is considered all right for the I
porters :?,::<! balj drivers, and shop pei pie
g no rally, including boarding-housekeep?
ers, to beat yon out of all they can, but !
an outright theft occurs very seldom in-;
deed. be man at the station said he
hatf served there for fifteen years, and
this was Use first thing he had ever heard
of being stolen.
From Baden-Baden I went to Luzern,
where first in Switzerland one catches n
glimpse of the mountains. High above
the take one sees the Rigi-Kuien, made
famous for Americans by Mark Twain's
description of Iiis and poor Harris' adven?
tures there; On the right, and still higher
is f he Pilatus peal:, with its great hotel
perched on its to:;, looking from Lucerne
no larger than a swallow's nejt. Of j
course the Pilatus has an inclined road
running to its very summit. All these
strongholds of nature which the Creator
only intended to be won by strong legs
and' brave hearts, art being invaded now
aday's by the ingenuity of man. The
grand old lion, carved out of the living
roc!:, in memory of the martyrdom of the
Swiss body-guard in Paris in 1780, Btill
lies in his niche in the great rockv wall,
lie is a hundred years old, and shows his
age, but is, and will always remain one of
Uie most impressive, if not the most im?
pressive, <;f the v^orks of art to be seen
in this world so rich in artistic treasures.
I have seen the most famous painting in
the world, Raphael's Madonna, in the
gallery at Dresden, a painting which
Gouid's millions could not buy. But the
Madonna does not grasp a- place in my
mem or) as does this great simple lion,
guarding with the lost strength of his
once powerful paw. the honour of the
Bourbon rose. Unfortunately, ihe'grand
old fellow was carved out of a very soft
sandstone rock, and the evidence of the
lapse, of time is but too apparent.
I mi l in Luzerne ;i young American
friend, and,together wc left beautiful, but
top much visited Switzerland, and took
our way with the post train to Innsbruck,
in* the Tyrol. On the train we were dis?
cussing where we should take our dinner,
when a Swiss gentleman sitrii ;. near, said
there was an American dining ear at?
tached to the train, so wonderfully gotten
up that one could even gel boiled monkey
in a half hour, if one only ordered it.
Slopping all night at Innsbruck, which
has nothing to recommend it that I know
of. except the pretty girl who sold me a
cognac bot l ie, which broke all to pTeces
promptly the next day (don't trust fIto
pretty girls). We went -.by: train the next
morning a distance of some twelve miles,
getting off at a small station called
Steittach. This stretch of twelve miles
embraci d fourteen tunnels,and must.have
cost more trouble than did even the build?
ing of the S. A. & 0. to Big Stone Gup.
From here we stinted but afoot, with
knapsack on hack, and "Alpen-.- tot k" in
hand. Suddenly my friend was plunged
upon by a bland young man with a beard*,
who embraced him warmly and kissed
him on both cheeks. Such seems: to be
the hearty and impulsive greeting between
good men friends in the Tyrol, while to
the ladies one simply takes bif one's hat
and Iiows, ::s my friend (lid a few in in u tea
later to the young man's sisters. We
Americans would change tbe custom by
bowing to the brother and embracing
Heartily and kissing the sisters. But in
this world some people have odd noil bits
and;perverted tastes. The bland ybung
man turned < i;t to be a; Graf ():{:. von
Sarnsfein. an old ?acquaintance of on
Austria!' friend. He was a very friendly
young man, shook hands with me at least
a half dozen times in the first half hour
after J bad met him. and finally determin?
ed to accompany us in the ascent of a
neighboring peak, -Mount Habrieht, whose
snow capped head was to be seen from the
station, and which appeared to be only n
few minutes stroll away. Bui mountain
distances arc '"deceiving as lover's prom?
ises, and we only reached his base after
several hours Of Industrious walking.
With ihe guide we ?cht to the "hut,"
where wc spent the night in order to have
a good early.istari in the morning for the
ascent to the summit. These huts are in?
novations of; modern civilization in the
mountains which one can uoi find fault
with. The;/are cabins builL by the Ger?
man-Austrian Alpine Club for the ben?
efit of mountain climbers. The ascent of
nearly all the high peaks in Tyro! and in
Switzerland is made much easier by fliese
huts, where one can spend the night and
get the recjuisites in the way of meat and
bread. They arc place? as a rule aliout
tin- snowline. The one on Mount Ha?
brieht h;.> an elevation of-aboul 8100 feet.
We found a number of other tourists
there, unferlnnately, ;uid were somewhat
crowded for room: all slept in the straw,
or tried !?? sieep least, and were up at
the peep of day, and en nur way to the
summit. \i was^TW'hat the more experi?
enced ctimbcrs call.a ?'Spaziergang," a
pleasure walk, steeps but not difiicult, and
after an hour over the snow we were on
the summit. The day war: perfect, and a
splendid panorama of rocky, jutting
points and enow-capped peaks enclosed
the view on ail sides. Such moments, es?
pecially the first experienced, produce an
effect on the feel fugs, and ah impression
on the mind which time will never efface;
on all sides, gn'pWj ice; glaciers, and far
away below glimpses of the green valleys
with the silver threads of waters bustling
busily on their way to the sen. .Mountain
climbing is calied dangerous, and some of
it is, but the moment when one draws a
long breath On the summit, and looks
round on the glorious panorama, is worth
mure than the real and imagined dangers.
Our guid:? was one from the olden"*time:
He had never ridden on a railroad train,
and fakps the liberty of still thinking.!hat
Christopher Columbus wea mistaken in
his supposition that the earth was round.
He says thai of course it must be fiat,and
that lib man vet knows where the jump-;
ing off place is. On one mountain side
was to be seen a church, perched so high
up that it requires a w hole day for the
people from the valley below to climb up
to service and come down again. Tasked
why a ehure'h had been built in such, an
iuaeces.-ible place, and was told iha? the
pious catholic people of the valley had
started to build a church in the valley be?
low. Lut the structure hat! fallen down
before completion, some of the workmen
being killed. Some ravens had flown
down and taking some of the blood of the
victims had-carried it far up the mountain
sides, and there deposited it. This was
enough; it was apparent that the Lord was
not pleased with the site selected, and
had takeii this means of indicating the
place.which met with his approval: So
there the second" church was built and
completed without an accident. So inti?
mate is the relation of the catholic popu?
lation of the Tyrol with the Lord! ihc
population, different from that of Switz?
erland, is Cut ire I v Roman Cat holi-.-, and
extremely religious and ifcyptif. No mat?
ter h'??v small or mean thy wilage there is
always a ehareh lucre, and the chinches
arc always far put of proportion with the
vi.lugo in size and grandeur, 'i'heirdeco?
rations are ?sfi-, and in some are really
quite fulr paint lues. The guides, great
rough fellows ajs they are. can not be per?
suaded, for love nor money to start out on
Sunday niitil after: the ma.-s. One tbtd
nie with great earuciitnesd and evident
reavidi'!ii. ti.'.u an acoitffcul always hap?
pened when a guide did snj It an unprinci
polled ihiug, or thai he or lug family were
Strichen down siek. On every side along
the road o.ue cticpuiilers the pitiful (Vgnro
pf the Saviour nailed to the cross, lif?_'
si&e, and with the M'ond gushing in fer
re'nls from Iiis poor plprcetl side mjjd
t-p i! limbs. In the public rooms Of the
taverns, rven there i.-; t he HJUne SUtTerer;
this time in the coiner of the wsil pre.
?idiug over the eating and drinking of the
gnestsl It would gj'eni to be n (fuesilt?b<if
T, hclhrr he hn:4 Fuflered mere beftire or
after ikatlw His representative* in the
Tyrol are at least more honest, if less ar?
tistic, tlinn they are in mast oflier parts
of the world, lie is given always a black
heard and a very deeidedly ,iewi?h east
of features, instead of (he fair, biO?? face,
and straight r.ose, which are so popular.
In fact, it seems d> me that most of the
gooa people in the world have seen tit to
forget the fact that Christ was a Jew. If
all of His images in the Tyrol could he
taken from the cross, endowed with life,
and armed with modern weapons, Austria
would have an army more tliftn sufficient
to protect all of her mountain passes.
J. B. Bt'LLlTT.
To he continued next iceeh,
Stonega Academy.
.?-? j
Classics :oid Gennau.
Jfiss S. B. Hughes, in charge English Dept.
English, French ami Music. ..
Miss L. U. Oooplok, in charge Pkjmaky 1>kpt.
History aae Mu*ic.
Special Instructors in Mathematics,
Natural Science un.l Art.
OiT.ts thorough Primary an I S. coridarj' instruction;
fuejarfiag * three years7 C&<sicai Coarse fit-lug for
the modt'ailvahced cbHegefc
For details <>t terinft, board, et ectcr&i address the
. : HjSA l>M \stk k,
Bos 23, Big Strn-.' Gap, Va.
L'rofossional (;?ir?{>.
Physicians and Surgeons,
Having frnuOd a copartnership, offor th?*ir profes?
sional 8ervlccs->to the people of (Jig St??ne (''??]' and
j. r. ntu m, jk. c. k'i.-oivki.i.. jk.
BULLiTT & McDowell,
Attorneys at Law,
IntetTHOtU lioti'l Uu&UVrg, BIO STOXE OA5". V*.\.
tiffh. ? In Rank ef Rig Stone Gap.
Attorney at Law,
;hurt( Bnildir.sc, 3iG STONE GAP, VA.
Attorney at Law,
yera Butidir.g, BIG STONE GAP, VA.
v.M. K. i:i i:.vs. K. ?. TOI.TOS,
Lebanon, Va. VFisc G. H., Va
A1* t o t*t x e 3sr?s" * sea t * * w 9
Cocirrs:?Rn*:5it'j'; lyise and Ptckitison CotintioSj
;.n.l Court of Appeals Hi Wyfheviije.
ADDiSON & I! A R D i N,
Attorneys at Law,
ijiii-e uvt-r !'.:?;: k :?f Rig Stone Gap.
35i(. ST ON OAS', VA.
Office hi SunrmerfTetd r.siiMur.:. Wood Av<
Attorney at Law.
i\i<]-i<]:>t uuu: I'.-nk Building;
"a ill Iw at Iii? Stone Oat* the tir t Tuesday of each
tii.njjth iiijiJ remain ?h?inv; the ivmdc.
!-.! ;.>:<>! office. ;'<.:!?.!? JJairi arid Fifth Streets.
Attorney at Law,
FTas the Largest Circulation of any
Paper in Scnthwestern Ya. An
Advertiseinent w ill pay you.
rai-tis? mvimt.
Rev. a. .i. Mc3iauW*y, jPastor. Services every
Suntfay "tti t. 8 r. foanp; ineu'sprayer
tncetins al -i r. .*:.. r-very Sunday^ Prriyer meeting
every iVcdneMiity at S t?. v..
raE?mTCKJA.v eucn? ?.
llrv. Joinj jSi-Wopi; Pastor. Service^ second and
fottrtli Sar.-iay?. al !1 a m. and R :?. v..
Sunday S"cli?o'.?-Mr; v. . ;.f. McKIwee, Snperlnteu
('.?.?at, every Sunday ?{ it) a. * .
i'r;..vt.r::.ting, to dt?i n-s the Sunday echoo! los
?>ji, every VVednwday tit S y. ji.
MKTK?t?!lJT CllCnCIf;
(lev ..J. o. Straicy, ?a>tor! Services PlrRt Sunday of
every mouth, at 8 f*. u.
IJact BigStpne Oaa Urn Sunday at 11 a. w.
Turkey dive, Fmi?-;*: Sauday', ;\t 11 a. ::.
!?:;:)!i:.sr.\\7 br^QPAl. ? iiric a.
Kw. tlohert S. Carter. Rector Svrvjcts -every
Siiti'I.i3' at 11 a. im. end I p. m. Sunday School
Sunday nforu'tng ;'.t JC o'clock.
537,538,541 Main Street. Comer Sixth,
c56 3i 2CHURCH65, ST.
The Only Absolutely Safe Oil Stove.
M. M, RiTCHcF? S CO,,
m rit-> for <-i:-r'i!.!isi. iV?t*r
fjoolcrsj lee flrfaoi rr^^rr/?,
Ourtato ?trt-:,-inrT? tfoasfi
F^ri.Mii!^ Good-*, Ktn-ii:'|j
?Tf>vclth5>, Ut-frl^vfatorft
UirgCJvJ r-\ w>iflh of lh<*
t>hio rtvrr. rut:;:! xv.il ?-e
0? E?'<& Ob **?
Contracts taken for Building: from foundation, and all materiai3
We guarantee good work, good materials, nod a perfect finish in all res,,.,
ftttd ppectfications furnished when desired.
& ?0.
Ja?t iwived r? ufw tot of Spriaxaa ' si.i
tr. ro<?1s aro i:i?<!?" frron ?cl??ct ?f<>ck .i:-<i ;.- ?
rtvaoct. Oar j;?>o*ls will parpri. y.
c.':?i as well l!- :-,t\!f
Si ihft betfl pj???!*I?. nt *5i<i louvs; living ?.
Door West National Bank
oar. rc
j ami &
'orders by ,ua,: l'(>e',;v'' prompi
J. Iff; (jOODLOK.
K. E. Goodloi:.
W. T. ?;...,..
Saddle Horses to hire or sell. Special. attention given to
horses. East Fifth, between Clinton and WyandoUij streets,
Gocdloe Bros.' store.
Wo have In cur office complete abstracts of title of .
sold by the
And of the bulk of the lots and aero property owned
in the town and vicinity of BIG STONE GAP.
For three years we have l>ec"n collecting and perfecting these al.Mi
now offer theni to the public with the assurance of accuracy.
gjSP*You Can Not Afford to Buy without an Abstract Title. &j
: '- ? I Sioves, Wrong&t Steel Ranges, Superior Beckada
? Tools, Cfete and Well Pomps. jjp
Faralii^ and ??Mening |
SIO, 812 Broadway, (Vint. *h?Sby;A CanipVeU
utAJ, VvulF & <.. .
jeweleks i o*PTse ans.
Cor. Fourth & Jefferson, Louisville, .
Continue to carry the handsomest and
selected slock of Diamonds, Watches, jew
and Silverware, in the city.
They have also :i Co hi pi etc Optical Department, im?!
management of a professional Opticiitn, thproQghl> -
to te.-t and Hi vonr eyes'. !N<> charge for testing the ey. .
W. A. McDowell. President.
C. H. Bei; ,
?i i
Authorized Capital 8100,000.00
Incorporated under the Laws of State of Virginia,
Doos a General Ba<
1.. T?HNHH itAUUy:
.). V. BCM.ITT, .Iii.
J; M. GOODL??i
J. B. i". MILLS;
i:. C. *i< UQflfKIii. J ft.
0. I!. SiMi.DlXO;
Temporary Quarters, Opposite Pest Office, B!G ?TON!: ? A
J.M. Goociioe.
>L0E ?
rpllA'JT.S ol Coal, Ir?>n :ia<I TJhiIht Lua! tyr^t* by the ftcr? <?r tract. H.
make iure^txnQnt^ sliwld c<TrrftKnpn<l wtch uV. Xv> TROtJKI.K UKllAtiDiyC Ti i l l's I?
handedhvu*. Office; Opposite Pcst-cffice, BIG STONE <
W. II. Nickki.s, President.
T. II. Mason, Vicc-rresidcnt.
K. \V. Xk
K. r-'ui
V i r g i n 1 a - C a r o 1 i n a T i m b e r C o m p a n y ?
Big Stone Gap, Virginia.
Eastern Office, 3G Beaver Street, Now York, N. Y.
Co to Summerfield's BILLIARD PARLORS to spend a plea^
They arc th^flrf?st In Southwest Virginia.
Sole Sgenis for Geiehrate? SPRING W> ^H18KE1
Are better prep
g ever to supply th*'
i Corrugated Iron and Stt
Roofing, Siding, CeiM
0\ir facilities*
PFC* m"
Correspondonce Sotl
Box 27it PiQ??, OHIO.

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