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\n\\i OTHER SIDE j ?? MI?. II IKICIS' PLAN, ??r John K?yl? Thinks I*nl?!o !>!* MrtWIl do Wore Harm Thnn tiootf. frpf.iorf of r.'ic l.ontl* i?| Mm Improve >ni? omp ??> in Payiiirul of Note? ini ,rnr ?'?!'? .?.In ?' ; ? ?' Keltic Mario f<> L . . . the Comp*?.?* lit, Kv.. '' f ?I observe pei i. ci-ci;--;!!* the (jncsfion . |ance (,;' fiic Itonrfd Of tin- lill einciif Company in pay men 1 of the isers lots. I think sucfi . i> more iikeiv to do I: .;, i??o(i. An cftorl is now be : . f i:. \ ? tin- Jmprovcinent in; ning over to if i ? o divi |ji upon these bonds am] if is not ialileili?rdeh-orjf-'-?:i|l make any ef lo pai j: ?'? - "i in nicy h hilu thereisa r;.,ii ffJiether they will not ho allowed r fin .;? ;?:? <? in! ; <j bonds. Alld w hile . to cutM incc such debtors ;. .? miintcresti il public of the iris dI sucli :i course, if is extremely ,ti?l if f;o- is l?esl way of coin inc lii rs "t fin' bonds. Jfor i?' flic n'?if entervjy new, because some of large hond-hohlers have a I rend v se i>lyconsidered it. Hut now that the ? : has been agitated nublielv. 1 k ii m il in suggest a few considera ii;, riM'in to have ticca overlook lion Is cannot ho accepted in pav liic full iimoiiitl of any of the ob *\iffx??iit tin- unanimous consent nid i> en til e it i- impossible t.. obtain be to as in obtaiu inCC the holder of , ,| to hi- share of the This unanimous con to obtain, i ??|, hiactioable method ..rixinjTtlM- inisIce to ftcccpl any ?i , v, ? t in in- ncy, must be by the I ml - b obi c r signing i?str? ivl icli lite inn-tee would be di , accept in pay no it 1 the bonds <-f ,, i.,.?,eut Compnin to the extent dividend !- which such*holder ot V i t. entitled, and the bond* have i" fid stamped or endorsed ,[ j, mihicet t" such an agreement. !rd: Th.: holders ot a portion of the Kouhl lianlly consent to accept r0portion of payment in the bonds mx considerable: number did not lecanpc lIn.1 result vvouh !? non-assciiiiu^ lmh , ? uvmeiit!* Idle I he) theinscves reiving much less vable. Cousi nueutb the lioldcrp who . pu nn Ii nil ngrci |iu r.t would nco \ bt constrained to limit tin- au . ;jbi ii to tlie trustee >" lhal he tivekucIi paymeal il"' bonds ivhi. ti were subject lo such arrangc_ 'Ihi? however might I e fin d by *.?g.a higher value upon the bonds rharesubjict t<? Ihcagrecmcnt than ' ? it-11 are not. 1: is i vtromely improbable thai .- ? niimher of bond-holders 1 nseeiil to a plan by ivhtclithey were ?? ivc a? par, in pa\mi it! of a debt. - tli^t have been 'po t. tl and offered \\ ':?< per ecul on llie dollar, and this} quotation is no |:ir criterion eat value of iliest; securities, still ???? should he titctl ?lijidi would line Mitheieiil inihicetuent lo obtain J i a const lit. possibly by 70 per ! I lie valnc oi tin- hulauce stil tin- bonds might he sutneient and ?- hoiids might he received at cent. ; I Ids arrangement might coutin i to future snles of t >ts provided uuld he sold at prices agreed on. B !-':'- In rin event the hoods ac ihrtlie trustee as such payments not he cancelled, but wou'uld be ?} hiin in trust and he paid to the rs of the houds in lieu of the divi 11' linproveinent Company would c its heuefit from the arrangement ' increaseol the dividends thai would ? Pa?d on iis Obligations. mi arraiigcmcut is now being tif ed hy whicli the Improvement C?m lelieved from its present indebtcu R loth ,t Companv the to dividends r!;0 |,olu|s, 0\ie oj ?? ? parlndly i;, il!v: j,aluis 0,v,j.i; ' ?,;' arrange ment umi he made to lWnenl in bonds forlhe ontsiand *? uotil the trustee shall have col ?,!",'ii<''- 'h.i'h-mi ..i .<;,uiii!ti ??Improvement Coanmiiv if 1 ?'? ?av clear might eonient :er'u the shares id Mich div^ '^'^s onthe same terms as the moH be ' 1 ?mpany :;. case the :>-::-! i- carried ST. .lottx bOYLE. 'r,-?i:t?i.K i XL' iiiV.Klt. ?tl.ilN Will mo up More lil?? ',,,** lUMIU) t ret '.YUtlOUl ChKllgV or * t?'l*" l o.o.t?el.*i-J.?Tio- Stars and Stripes ? ?av? l.i-:'i el above the ground? r than ever tlie Uag ha* waved be? ll it \ ' lie dupe during the World's ft Ul au .viu iieavt tower'that will Kib 'i Paris'. The builder is to be Au ? Carucghvot Pittsburg. Ovcr?S^OO^ k- be accouiuiod -.ted in the W?wer ne lime, and t?? of the many elevu .>-.? i . start from lite grouud and ran ? than l.U'.m u-? t up without change'or liirecUj lo tin-hmk.nit Unding. T-?^ L of tin: towet it Uu- fuuntUUoh level (> reel itt t uck direct ion m Ihreo Uadingit will ber'ueubir plat' it.tlu firsts !iit in diameter Sftfl ?1 t"".t Ihc ground, 'I ho pecopd he 150 b-et in diametet and 400 fe?t ?the ground, and the upper landing, i' property called tlic "lautet-n," ?rUI I) feel hi diumctei'atid'bhht) feel above ^ound. At the lit>l landing thef he a grtnflcol()tinade drotlnd the oul side, 15 feet wide jui<i 7*>8 feel mean oir cu in Terence. On this colonude 4,000 or 5,000 people can he accommodated at one time. Inside of this colonnade will be space, in addition to the space required for ele? vators and machinery, sufficient to build bmr hotels or restaurants. In addition to the restaurants there will be provided numerous kiosks or booths, constructed in accordance with the architecture,styles and customs of various countries which will be used for the sab' of curios, oriia? im iit?, fabrics and other articles produc? ed and manufactured in all binds. With? in i Ik- restaurant 6,000or 8,000 quests may In- comfortably seated and served at oik; time. Within und about the booth* and surrounding platforms 3.000 more people will have room to move about, make pur? chases, etc. The second landing in designed as a grand promenade and picnic quarters in I lie day-time ami as a dancing hali in llic evening. It will accommodate at one time 5,000 to (5,000. The upper. landing will be two or three stories high and ac commodate at one time l,ii00 to 1,500. Above this will he the lour cilices for Signal Service and scientific investiga? tion. Above this will lie ihe circular elect tic rail way, carrying electric lights :it night iind signals by day. Above this is the lighthouse, lo be provided witli the most powerful revolving light ever con? structed, surmounted by the flagstaff and the Stars and Stripes. THE WHOLE TOWN ala t; ."VIED. Three Negroes Were Lynched LateSatur day Night and Now the Citizens Fear an t'prisio^. Clifton Forge, Ya., Oct. 18.?The en? tile town is in arms and pickets are post? ed on every outskirt. The trouble comes over the rumored uprising of the negroes in consequence of last night's lynching. Mayor Bowles has telegraphed to (iuv, McKinney to send the Monticcllo Guards here as measure of precaution. The re? ports caused a suspension of services at the churches to-night. The troops will arrive about midnight. The uegroeft who were lynched were miners. They had been paid on Saturday and appeared in Clifton Forge during the day under the influence of liquor. 'I hey w; ie boisterous and disorderly, threaten? ing to take, the town. A posse under charge of the town Sergeant went to ar? rest them. They resisted, ami moved uft' in li:;- direction of Iron Gate, a mile and a half away. The posse followed. The negroes turned and began tiring. The shots were returned. One white man, P. A. Holling, a rail? road brakeman, was instantly killed, a white man named WilkinsoiLSeriously in? jured, and one negro dangerously wound? ed. Four of the negroes were arrested and taken to Clifton Forge. About o'clock this morning about 100 i men met and determined to take I he pris- j oners from the jail and lynch them, by ! he use of a xes apsl crou/ba; s the doors were opened and the negroes taken out. A boy |G vears old was released, and the other three were taken to a tree a short distance from town and hanged. One negro and one white man were killed outright and three negroes hanged. t11:: s ?: r i \ ulk wkkck she sea oe ol her Daughter's Betrayer.?Gallajiu, Tcun*, stirred up over a Semi-Trap; Ic Society Sensation. Nasuville, Tknm., Oct. 23*?Galbttin is the throes of excitement over the rrag:ca! lv sensational dcnoumcul of a scandal ot ia>t yea a. In April of IHIlO Miss Minnie Overtoil, of t iiis vicinity, gave birth loa child al Bowling Green,Kentucky;! he ttcoouchinent taking place in a negro hovel. When the fact was known it came like a thunder e'.ap, and many refused to give credence to the story. Misu Overtoil claimed that she had been seduced l>y S miuel H. Elliot, whose father was Attorney General M. It. Elliot, the ebniuent lawyer snd preacher. She said that he had accomplished her ruin s'x years ago. and had several times saved, her from disgrace by means of medicines. Finding she was about to become a moth? er, she left home ostensibly on a visit lo frieudia i:: Columbia, Ten p., but went tc bowling Green. Kbiol. while admitting his relations wjtii her, relu.-ed to ma'rry her and would not leave the country when threat end with death by her fit her and two brothers, and for months everyone feared n prrsoual encounter, but nothing came of il and (he matter quieted down. In the mean time Miss Overtoil left here and i- now thought to be living in Texas. Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock the scandal was revived in a most sensational and dramatic manner. Elliot was in the -tore of W. Witherspoon, on the square, whcii Mrs. Arehiir W. Overtoil, mother of thii girl, entered, and, walking up to El? liot, without a word, dashed the contents ? if a large bottle of Vitriol or sulphuric acid into his face. It struck him square between the eves and spread all over his lace. In ten minutes his left eye was en? tirely destroyed, and it is thought the ot her e ve will be lost. His face was horribly burned and he is in great sufl'ering. Mrs. Overtoil af once left the Storp. The Overtons are well known through? put the state having prominent and wealthy connection in middle and If est Tennes-ee. St.criii" Terry h is just left for the hand? some Overtoil place with a warrant for Mrs Overtoil's arrest, scut out. by Ben. Elliot, a brother of (he injured man. -,?.??, ? !>?ut iivtest Vtfglltta ?ustjt?to, 4 letter from Glade Spring* $ity* lhat the Southwest Virginia institute at that place has opened under most flattering auspices, There alii u<>\\ one huudretl it ltd ten \oung ladles boarding in the ln slflute and more are expected. The foundation of the new building for this school ban been bud at Bristol.] When, eerajrieted this building will cost ] over $T3,0OU ] HOME OF THE SOTS AN A.m'IlilNG YOUNG DKUNKASD CO.tliiS HOtfK COMi'LKTKLY CUKE?. Let the IJifr Stone Gap Topers go and <lo Likewise.?An Old-Timer From Louis? ville Yields to Treatment and Surrenders Iiis Flask After a Week's Struggle.? Front tiio Verge of Dollriatn to Sober? ness. (Louisville Truth.) I( is said there are no less than a doz? en young men'from Louisville at Dwiglit, HI., undergoing treatment for confirmed drunkenness, Drunkenness, like a great many other weaknesses of the human flesh, is rapidly taking its place in the scientific world as :i disease. It is being treated accordingly, and, it is said, suc? cessfully. The great sanitarium of the West is at Dwight, 111., a pretty little town in Woslchester county, where the famous Keely bi-chloride of gold treatment is ad? ministered, and it is said that many perin aneiit cures have recently been accomp? lished there. Two or three young men, who were recently among the most gorge? ous and promising young drunkards of Louisville have returned home completely cured. One of them said to Truth: "When I went over there I was on the verge of de lirum; in fact 1 could shut my eyes and see a whole flock of sea serpents whenever I wanted to. When 1 wept to bed at night my dreams were solely of the oocktail J would get the next morning. I would cheerfully have parted with my hope of salvation any time for a drink of whisky, and there were not 'enough .temperance lecturers in the world to have! talked me into one day's total ahstinance, Now 1 hate Ihc sight of liquor, If a glass of whisky were brought within six inches of my nose I should have an attack of nausea thai would eclipse the worst case of ?/?<// dr mere von ever heard of. The other day 1 was passing along Market street and happened to look in through an open door of a saloon. I saw a man jus! carrying a drink of whisky to his mouth. The sight made me seasick in a moment. A year ago 1 would have felt like throwing the man down and taking the drink away from him. "Its a great thing for Ihc oid soaks," ho continued, "and it might make von laugh and cry both to go over there and see how it acts upon them. One of the greatest drunkards in the world is liiere... And I regret to say, he hails from Louis? ville where inordinate appetite for drink lias caused his family great sorrow and humiliation for- many years. Wlren he first strifck the place the idea of get? ting all the whisky he wanted for the mere asking was such a good thing that he could hardly realize it. He was like the man who went to hell and was so charmed w ith the devil's charming hospi? tality that he came to 1 he conclusion (hat hell wasn't such a bad place after all. His first pint of bourhon made him as drunk as a lord and he th Might he owned the earth, lie kept himself in that oh be-joy!ul condition for about five days. Then the hi-chloridc began lo get in its work. His taste went back on him,.and f here was never a more touching picture of pathos in real life than when, on the seventh day, he quietly returned his flask untouched and said he didn't want any more, You. will see him back at Louis? ville soon perfectly cured, and 1 believe no doubt that he will live the remainder of his days a shining example of Complete sobriety, There is another young man from Louisville whom the doctors say is a tough case. He used to be in business on Fourth avenue and had a profitable trade, lie also had and still has a great many warm personal friends. Whiskey got him down after a long struggle, and instead of maintaining his position in so? ciety he lost his self-respec t and became a besotted loafer around the engine hous? es. On two or three occasions he "reformed" and was able each time to obtain employment, but he could not stand sobriety and was sure to fall after each brief sea? son of good behavior. Iiis last fall oc? curred about six, weeks ago and his friends concluded to nu'se a purse and send him to the sanitarium at Dwight. 1 !ejt hi'u: there last week and although he was slowly recovering he stib hud an occa? sional inclination to hit ! he bottle and the doctors said. he was about as slow in yielding to treatment as any patient they had ever labored with, He is one of those big florid drunkards who can drink a barrel without showing it. lie will come around all right in the end. though; they all do. 1 believe they could cure Whisky Jim over there in two months. "What about, the mor; hiae pafientsV" "Oh," said the reformed and cured young man, "don't ask iuc about those people- They are not drunkards. The? are maniacs/ They say (hey cute them, but I don't believe it." He also said the charges were very stiff, being about a week, and that there were few luxuries for the patients, but that the place was comfortably kept and was clean and wholesome. It is under? stood that a new delegation of weak minded young Louisvjiiians will go over this week to join the happy band, There arc some very aspiring young drunkards among them ami it is sincerely hoped they J will yield to treatment. -? 18 1SALMACEOA ALI VK? Two Refugees from Chili State that lie has not Committed Suicide, NAsiivums* October 23.?Don Fredtico Rivers* undi)on Oarl?? Rio* of Chili, pass* cd through here Saturday on the North? bound Louisville & Nashville train. Senor Rivers was Ualmaceda's private secretary and escaped through Peru and came by way of Panama to New Orleans. He leftOhili .September 14th, after Bal maecda's reported suicide. The gentle? men spoke only French and German. , A geutieman, thoroughly reliable, wpo e??Torg^ will! ifcem on tue ri?lin MAtieii that Rivers loid Ii inj Uuhnaced? is alive, and that they were on the why to New York to meet him. A reporter interviewed Rivers at the depot and when he introduced himself Rio immediately cautioned Rivers to he very careful what he said. Rivers very posi? tively stated that Balmaceda had not com? mitted suicide. He spoke highly of Min? ister Egan, and said he would spend his time in New York and Paris until after 'the coming elections, when affairs would again quiet down in Chili and he could return. -???.., ANOTUKK HI AN K I MJED. This Time on the S. A. & O. Kailroad.? It is Said Iiis Family will Sue foe Damages. M. F. Orrangcr, an old and respectable citizen of this county was killed on the South Atlantic k Ohio Railroad, between this city and Wild Cat Summit last Sat? urday. The deceased, who is about sixty five years of age and said to be deaf, was walking on the railroad track in com? pany with some women, when he was struck and run over by a train going in the same direction as the pedestrians. The train that ran over Mr. Orrangcr was a wild train, which was loading logs between here and Wild Cat Summit and at the time was backing to the loading place. The obi man was shuck by a flat car and thrown under the train. lie was horribly mangled, nearly every bone in his body being broken and his brains scattered along the track for some dis? tance. A coroners inquest wad held over the dead body the same day and the jury brought hi a verdict that the deceased came to his death through negligence on the pari of the South Atlantic k Ohio Rail road Company. The dead man leaves a large family and there is no doubt but that the railroad company will have a ? rgc damage suit to contend with. im.i, a ; Kit i?m- >n:;. The Capita) of the Old dominion Welcomes Hf?h Royally. Richmond, Va., Oct. ?Gov. David B. Hill, of New York, and parly, consisting of the following distinguished ciizens, ar? rived here this morning at 8;4'J o'clock: Gen. W. 11. Slocum, Austin Latin-op. X i'. Earic, Col. .1. V, MeEwin, Jodn A- Me Caull.TIoig Charles F. Peck., Dr. U. S. I'eacce and lion. D. W. V*oorh?-es of Indi? ana, 'i he delegation from Albmfa, head? ed by Col. Chas. X. Northern,'are ?ding as an escort to which city they are jour neyhig. The disl iuguisncd guests wore met al Ashland, sixteen mile? from the city, by a couHuilteeol liiePowiiatan eiuh. Upon arrival at the Union station in this oily.they were greeted by a iarge band of citizens while a battery of artiiu iv, sta? tioned in Capitol square, announced for miles around that New York's governor was in the Old Dominion's capit'ol city. The party took carriages and were quick? ly driven to Murphy's hotel, breakfast having been served onvoutc, after a brief resl, carriages were resumed and the par? ly were driven over the ciiy. At 1 o'clock An informal call was made upon Gov. Melviunev. The parly was then driven to the residence of MJaj, ,T. Taylor Ellison, where luncheon was served,. At I o'clock a banquet was given Gov. lii|l and parry at the Westmoreland club and at S o'clock a public meeting was he'd al the Mozart academy under I bo auspices of the Powh?ian club. Gov. NcKinuoy introduced Governor Hill, Sen? ator Voorhees and others who made briet addrees( p. Itli.L JN KEOttttl \. He Delivers an Oration at the i*nveiling of the Grady statue. Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 2\.?Over the last resting place of the great commoner, journalist, orator and patriot, the North and the South clasped hands to-day. The North, represented by the chief Executive of the greatest commercial slate in the Union, the South by the chief Executive of the State that of all the States held firm and fast to the very last to the principles of Confederacy, and before them a great so * of faces representing not only the K ?Ith and South, but the East and West, it was a great tribute to one who had sim? ply been a man of the people. Charles Northern, president of the Mon? ument Association, called the.audience lo order, and after musieal exercises Miss Gussie Grady pulled the cord, the canvass dropped to the ground and the life-like features of her dead father were revealed to the immense throng amid cheers of* thousands of throats. Governor Hill, of New York,upon being iplrqduceq ns the oraton of ti?e day, was received *"llh loud and prolonged applause, Ho paid an ele? gant tribute to the memory of the man whom they had met to honor and spoke at length regarding his patriotism; his hive tor his native South and his efforts to pro? mote peace and good will between the two sections of the country. At the eopc}us= ion of the oration the benedict ion was pro? nounced by Rev. J. ^ee.of the Park street church, and tjio procession was reformed and marched baok to town. A Pointer For Business Men. The New'York Times says: "A whole? sale grocer in this city who has become rich at the business says, his rule is when he sells a bill of goods on credit, to immediately subscribe for tbeloenl pa? per of his debtor. 8u long hs his cus? tomer advertises liberally he rested, but aa soon as he began to contract his adver? tising space he took the fact as evidence that there was trouble ahead, and invari? ably went to his debtor. Said he: ,4The man who is too poor to make his business known is too poor to do business. The withdrawal of an advertisement is an ev? idence of a weakness that business men are not slow to act upon. There's noth? ing like it." ? rfr f ? .? Now is the time to buv furniture from SiTiSnbM. a*V. IT!? JCO? TRI AI. AT LAST. j Tite Case Involving the Title to the Vir jinia Coal & Iron Company^ Laud Being Tried at Abiugdon. Auixgrox, Va., Oct. 21.?The case of Van Gundcn vs. the Virginia Coal & Iron Co., involving the title to thousands of acres of land in the vicinity of Big Stone Gap came up before the IT. S. District Court here on Tuesday. This ease is of great importance to BigS tone Gap, ::s its result will probably deciilc whether or not the Virginia Coa'. & Iron Co. will com? mence its large operations near that town. Ths Van Gundcn people claim under an old title which has not been asserted be? fore for fifty years. When the Virginia Coal & Iron Company bought the land a few;years ago, it was thought that the titlu had be.eoine.oi' no effect, but as the land very much increased in value the Van Gundcn people came in and set up their title, claiming through the alleged heirs of one Nathan Fields. The case came up for trial on Tuesday. Capt. F. S. Blair, made the opening state? ment for the plaintiffs anil .1. F. Bui litt, Jr., for the defendants. The phtiutiiFs then read in evidence a patent to Nathan? iel Taylor, Nathan Fields and .lohn John? ston. They next read several depositions to prove that the alleged heirs of Nathan Fields were in reality such heirs. The witnesses in these depositions fotib'ed that the name of their ancestor was Na? than Fwld not Fields. Certain powers of attorney from the alleged heirs of Na? than Field to Wyman Field were then of? fered in evidence and a deed from Wyman Field as Attorney to the plaintiffs, Van Guiiden and others. To these, the attor? neys for the defendants objected, but their objections were over-ruled by the Judge who adjourned Court until this morning before rendering his decision. Except ions were taken to the ruling of the Court. This closed the testimony for the plain? tiffs and the defendants began to intro? duce their evidence. The very.lirst deed, however, introduced by them in evidence met with objections from the plaintiffs and the argument <>n these objections has consumed the entire day. ihe deed otic red by the defendants is one from Nathan Fields to Nat ha iiie I Tay? lor, dated Jan. 1st, 1796, conveying to Taylor all his (Field's) iulcie.-t in the 02,000 acre tract, as well as a- number ol other patents in what was then bee and Russell counties, If the court admits tili'? deed as evidence, it ends Ihe piain tiif*.-: ease, and ir also prevent their recovery ii? humevOus other suits which the Van Gunden people have instituted against various parlies* lor several hun? dred thousand wcr.es of Iii nil between Big Stone Gap and Cumberland Gay?. The fcbje..tiotis to tins dvctj sire Iniscd upon al!e?V(! imperfection.* in its ac? knowledgement and recording. The eoui.l wili render it- decision on this point li'-moir..w. ['he ease will perhaps t.ike a week longer. later. A:'t>-t;noN, Oct. 22.?The Court this morning rendered its decision as to the admissibilrty of the deed from Nathan Fields to Taylor favorable lo the defend? ants. This admits the deed as evidence audit is thought will practicably settle the case, -_ The liter iuTirginia for August. The Report of the Virginia Stale Weather Service co-operating with .the U. S. Weather Bureau of the Department of Agriculture, has been received for August, and shows that Big Stone Gap stood 16th out of ?l place? reported in amount of rain-fall; 101 h in i'verage daily maximum temperature; nYst in average daily minimum Icmpeiatuie. (showing! that we had the eoolesl nights;) and (bh in daily mean or grand average l0uTper.it ture, the order being Staunton, 70.3 de? grees; Summit, Bedford City, Marion, Wytheville, Big Stone Gap, 71.5 degrees; Dale Enterprise, Parkersburg, W. Va., Lexington, Mossingford, Lynchburg, Knoxville, Tenn., Nottoway C. H., Stan ardsville, Raleigh, N. C., Petersburg, Charlwtte, Is. C., Cape Charles, Norfolk, Birdsnesf, Richmond, Hatteras, N. C, Wilmington, N. C. Big Stone Gap on August 24th report? ed a temperature of 4-^ degrees, the low? est for the entire month in the whole State of Virginia, with a fall of hail on the 23rd. JNDLSXMi v?. N<JTi-:.S. The Bristol Furnace, it is said, is expected to go into blast about the 23rd inst., and the furnace at Johnson City about November 1st, the Appalachian Furnace here about Janu 1st, and the one at Embreeville somewhat later, and as these are all new furnaces, they will attract the attention of the North and East to this section again and that imme? diately, and many good results will soon follow-. If Mr. Bird can make pig iron here, as he claims, at $fi.50 per ton, it will lead to the erec? tion at this point of new furnaces, rolling mills and many industries that require cheap iron. President Smith, of tho L. & N. ?. R. said when here last week that every large estab? lishment at Birmingham, except one, was run? ning and Jhat all, especially the furnaces, were making money, and iron was the foundation of everything there. The practical demon? stration of the claim that here will he pro? duced the cheapest pig iron in the South, will settle all these things for Big Stone Qap. s~ * * > The establishment of a good school like Stoncga Academy is a practical good thing for big STcmS (jlipi'as families elsewhere are al? ready enquiriug about, and they always re? ceive favorable reports regarding it. This, coupled with the church facilities and the reputation for good order, will gradually bring to Big Stone Gap, the most desirable class of citizens in the Country. * ii. Every week ae&3 increased activity, in the iron ore business, especially. The furuace will soon need 250 tens a day, and as soon as the other is completed 500 tens. Besides the mining of the red ore now going on on the Preston tract mentioned elsewhere, the Vir glniaj TeanesB'ee & Carolina Stetel & Ir?? Com* ! pany are milling the brown ore uear the Wil.T j est Stimmig twelve cars of which will (irst Lc j tried at the Bristol Furnace, When it is cxpect j ed large quantities of it will be taken out: j Mr. Anderson begins next week with Jeff Dillion to open the ores in the Wildcat Valley, on the lands of William McGeorge, Jr., of Philadelphia, and later will show up the coals on his lands to the North of the Gap. Many people think that but little is going on be? cause their hands arc not tilled with gold dol? lars every day, but the work at present on hand and the new developments being begun each week, point to a winter of business of large volume, and a very lively spring. It is believed that the Big Stone Gap Coal Com? pany will soon begin the erection of coke ovens on Looncv Creek, and as the Van Gun den suit against the Virginia-Coal k Iron Company comes up in the U. S. Court ;it Ab ingdon" this week, it is hoped that it will be settled in favor of that Company so that the large developments which it would undoubt? edly make, can be begun. The first. I rains between the stations of the L. k N". and S. A. it 0. Railroads were run lest Monday, over the Valley Street Railway, and were found very convenient, and more ex? peditions than the hacks. * * The contractor who is grading the cut-off of the Valley Street Railway, will have a sur? plus of material from his cuts and offers to fill in the approaches of the drive-ways to the new bridge at a lower figure than it can be done by hauling the dirt from East Fifth Street. The city fathers should attend to this prompt? ly before some sudden rise in the river shall cause a need for the bridge .and it be found useless, so far as crossing in wagons is con? cerned. * * The Valley Street Railway has been very serviceable to the S. A. k 0. Railway this week by putting on the track by the use of its engine a derailed train of the S. A. k 0., uear East Big Stone Gap, and so saving the coining from Bristol of a wrecking train; also by bringing in its passengers and mail from that point. The Valley Street Railway has run its ' trains as far as Horton'? Summit to make transfers around slides. Dr. Bunting, General Freight Agent of the S. A. k 0. Railway, was out last week looking after some lumber freights forhis rood. While here he expressed his approval of the wagon road over the Black Mountain, and said he would advocate the S. A. & O'n helping to put it in better condition, so as to get the Ken? tucky people for 25 and 50 miles to haul their freight from Big Stone Gap. * * The ore being mined beyond the Wildcat Summit is being sent to the Bristol Furnace for trial, and the assay of the surface ore is said to run 115 per cent metallic iron. The red fossiliferons ore as assayed by the A pun- . lachian Furnace people is reported to show 49 per cent* This week it is intended to develop the ores in the open field on the property of the Big Stone Gap Improvement Company just across the South Fork at the end of East Fifth Street. The miner who has made the best finds of ore recently, thinks this will prove to be the best and richest of all. * * It is interesting to note that a shale carry? ing some silver has been found in the carbon? iferous formations near Big Stone Gap. It is supposed to have been forced up by the up? heaval of Little Stone Mountain, which is near by. This may lie an indication that further work may develop a richer ore, but ir is more likely that zinc, lead or copper will be found tributary to Big Stone Gap. The analysis of the above was made at a large laboratory in the East, so the information is reliable. The L. k N. is still running numerous trains, and has been hauling wheat and flour Eastward. Cotton will soon begin to go to Norfolk for New England points and for export to Europe, while the current of general mer? chandise will set Westward to Louisville and other points. Major O'Brien, Chief Construct? ing Engineer, before finishing the road between Big Stone Gap and Cumberland Gap told the writer that when the business of the L. k N. required it, the grade could be widened for double track purposes at the unusually small expense of $4,000 per mile. This is in conse? quence of his having made the cuts and fills for the single track unusually wide, and that it \va3 well done is shown in the L. & N's an? nual report where tue cost is put at ncaily?2, 000,000 for 71 miles. /xhc Virginia Coal k Iron Company is .having"^ at Abingdon this week what it is hoped will be ' its final bout with Van Gunden, who represents the Taylor, Fields k Johnson, or rather the Fields heirs who are claimants to some of the land now in possession of that Company. A large crowd of wituesses went over from this section on Sunday, and the trial will probably consume this week or last even longer. One of the witnesses, an old man, tells me that these claimants have not paid taxes on this land for perhaps 50 years, although the time of pay? ment was several times extended in 1830 and 1840; and furthermore that this claim of Tay? lor, Fields and Johnson may live in Lee county several miles South of Big Stone Gap, in an altogether different-section. The feelings of the people hereabouts is with the Virginia Coal & Iron Company, because it is believed to be in tho right, and so much can reasonably be ex? pected from it in the way of development, and these claimants seem to have done nothing special with tbeir claim till the railroads and the practical work of others have made these lands valuable. N Dr. Rolaud B. Wbitridge, of Boston, one of n the Directors of the Big Stone Gap Improve? ment Company, who so generously gavtv the monev for the" Exposition Hall, has also con? tributed enough to erect two rustic fountains intheyard. Superintendent Jennings has be? gun on the work and will push ittocon\pl*?oflJ\ * * / "\ The Rev. Dr. Carter, Rector or ho Christ Episcopal Church at this place, has the plans for a very artistic church building ready, and has raised a portion of the money. Ko hope* to begin workbv November 15tb. and to-bate the building completed by New Tear's. Contractor Baker is reported to have soured the job for building the engine house at the Furnace, and Pat White the contract for erati?g the trestle incline far 4 elevating tlw ears of ore, coke* and Ufcn?stone?