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WATCH 68, CLOC^d
SILVERWARE,
SPECTACUES, ETC.
W. C. ROBINSON & CO
BIG STONE GAP? VA? FRIDAY, MARCH 4? 1892.
a SEARS.
T^da..red by the
5 ie,t.MP Known to
- vrr.viK'nment of
f**0"! enssibl? Remedy
"i.- i' itW '
dcnti?1 pot wem?
i bubbling Wt
? :-tor aim
hroth in Macbeth,
least five ImnureO
the
^voting population^
, itseems impossible
,)lCGov?ament
in?0,'
In the
,'^unronu* Hall will]
*^ordefe.iM-. Tarn
^restintbecit^atJ
* . s interest it only because,
? : :;: ,,a temptations for]
11 , Whenever it has *l
r HlH to elevate it supports
R, ifit, l-er is treated,
{ cc,nd its demands re.ee
. rfag knife ?Ith ??spur-,
' ^effect- Its methods
Lindum. Ii is treacherous
j* lt*o?Ul roll up an cnor-:
aibrHill; Probably for*low?
brWkitnev, I it Gorman is, I
^maao?tsideofNewTork
, ?. Wd he can get itoulj,
StW^tionofHin. Tauv
" crtforc either dictate the no
yflfitut nun.
* *
^iuunnl party has been brought
^^Iccomplcxionbyihemosi
. ipcrshiv known to history,
littk men-quacks, blather
Uic, stuffed with perry vanity,
e-ltavc pushed themselves
( relations with the party
?dtofniiac its ,1a; boms and
licies, solving profound
the mental caliber to
ttbeir surface, carrying into lue
? , ? lhe fean.e charlatanism
erii that are betrayed m the
gtteiinees of many newspapers,
U%\ to be forgotten or brazenly
?? ? *. ami expecting sensible
? . , ; ;u, superficial glitmner
g^ed minds lor the fixed max
? v igeut statesmanship. "I he
Ktud natural leader of the party
?*;.,!. Sam Knitdall expired- He
(tae most important plank in the
i.\ |r$l,:uul gave direction I >lhe
iniLc Eastern Sufe*, excluding
% liluu?ererd from the stump
tit coat eft was dose, and elected
-i But when he v. as wasted and
i :? ,ui incurable disease and
itol'tieheart by the hand of the
?hose triumph he had secured, the
.? ?i m tu it re? and perilous
. . il precipitated defeat while
t*?f ?ithiu easv reach of victory.
rate estimate there are 500,
r DemocratB than Republicans
tin: votiLig population of the Unit
i?. Yet with this ovewhclining
I the partv caitnot gel control ol
mlGovernment. What would be
fa general who encountered dc
vttn pitched battle with such
jut iii? command? What would be
*bfthose vho participated in his
vi?.y.-i ()Ur upstart leaders,
itapacity oi eminence hut ;t record
ton disaster, are deified by a swarm
Seid toadies who arc eontinuaSly
j raises and kissing their
f waybe that Hill possesses the
nqualily mr command. He has
t?som? evidence of political and
icuiiiia in tin; contempt with
?* bas rejected the approaches of
uue marplots, lie has also shown j
tageaudconfidence ol leadership.
ftrong will and steadiness of
itofyiii? carping of critics and j
**' s : ruin, keeping i ighl on
II' tn ti wrorkingman's cottage j
*?? House in Albany, a scat iii j
tte, uo? rea thing I or ihe chief of- '<
jjtwost powerful nation <>n the
!may I? told that lie is but a
lipuUtor lit the machine, a mere
hiCitster whose triumphs arc
? deficient in coutprehen
*tg< questiotta and elevation of
bot lhe man meets all this by
to results? ct alts \. rung, too,
!'" of : irtttnc or powerful
!*JMl hol? tin- most adverse condi
Sw wile know him best are his
l^pportm. H,. hut. retained in
j''!',, frienpships of his early
r*h* victorte* have been shared
The;, have beeu the vic
1"? party. He not only was .dec- i
' ?aarlj :.>>.uo() majoritf when
Uo*i 'he State, but he has more I
^?rcucUed tli ? begis'aturu from
! ;l,s ?1'P nent? when thrce
J ?ue DenmcratK ol New York
??M lite claim, and hw did this
:' ltt?l, hut bv invoking and in
verdict of thecoartK. He
requirement. He has
to every occasion. And while
rj^ntof sublimated sentiment,
11'? l?od( -? of life have been
TL"1 tb ?cccpled rules of honor
L J )? Jc i^ poor, but owes ?oth
|fh??no itching palm. With ex
t';.,?, ?l'P?rtunitiet< for enriching
? hY the neglect or'the sac,
M trusts, he has emerged
; with clean hands, liv
,.^r1} lo his salary, but never
I J ??viudin^r aiway? the pain
fetr w uury '"?"?^tion?, but
.?' Apathetic witlt those
wi utnW struggles, grateful in
L^S 1111,1 audauttted bv dis
"?Utid detcat.
K m.an ls :l leader of litt le less
Tt?B .?VVeK0UI'ce' untiring in or
S? -n of l,tt?le, practical
j^. ? lie n.ugwurupsoi- Marvlund
7??hihe same rancoi and
Hkt Hill. iiut Ule reraai?B
master, and his power in the Stale wan
ticyer sojreat as it is today. Had Clevc
andheouvdh^^
UighiS latai message, and the plat Conn
bunglers ot '88 accepted his counsel, the
Domocratte party would now be entrench?
ed m power for a generation, but there
ts n ride in tho affairs of parties as of men
which must be taken at its flood to avoid
shallows and wrecks. The opportunity
was lost by a curious display of ovcr-oon
6dencenndbad indgment in Washington
and phosphorescent insanitv nt St Louis
Gorman wa^ overruled, and'tho usual de'
reat followed the usual cansc. The author,
ot these repeated calamities should be sent
to tbe rear. Their incapacity has been de?
monstrated by a sufficient number of de?
feats to lix the verdict of history To re
tain then, in place is lolly in the f.,ce ,?
t?te In their stead, let the p^tv accept
the leadership of Hill aud Goinrod, men
who have never lost a battle, hut whose
personal careers havebeeim series of per?
sonal and party triumphs. There is some?
thing about them that inspires confidence
and strengthens courage. If victory can
be if;ted from the havoc and contusion
precipitated by the petty Warwick*; who
have strewn the field with the wreck id
favorite platforms and leaders, thev eat.
?do it. The architects of our ruin' can
never become the instruments of ourrecon
stmction. We have followed those who
win defeat?; now let us folio* those who
win victories. (j ? y
THE OROiri?.
Its Treatment Till the Doctor Come-*, a
"Advised hy Harper's Ha/aur. *
To begin with croup, that terror of all
parents whose children arc subject to this
malnday. The mother who has once been
roused by the hoarse barking cough so un?
mistakable in its warning is never likely
to target the thrill of terror which seemed
to make her very heart stop beating. No
matter whether it be true or false croup,
the alarm at the moment is the same, and
in neither case is there any time to lie
iost. If tho cough does nr.! seem vet y light
and is not accompanied by strangling, be?
gin giving si rup of ipecac in doses of fif?
teen drops every twenty minutes. Con?
tinue this until tiie childs breathing is re?
lieved or until he vomits. Rut should he
awake with symptoms of choking and
great difficulty c.t breathing, administi
at once a teaspoouful of the ipecac into
which has been stirred a good pinch oi
powdered alum. Should tin* not cause
vomiting in fifteen minutes repeal tin dose
and assist its action by making the ? hibl
drink a cupful of warm water, l i ice bii
in as hot a bath us lie can bcai?about hit'
degrees and keop him there .it least (< n
minutes, spreading blankets over the in
to prevent the water cooling. Heshoubi
be supported in a reclining position,-si
that as much of his body as possible 111113
be under water. When lie is taken out,
roll him at once in b/mtcd blankets, and
put him to bed in a warm but ventilated
i room, lie may sometimes be ralicvcd hi
I inhaling steam, if possible, ue? a doctor
I immediately:
j Take great caretheday after croup that
the child is nol exposed to cold. There
j used to be a conforming theory current
that no child ever had croup al ler mid?
night, but, alas! time and experience havi
proved this a pleasant fallacy.
-, ??,,
REDEEMING RANK NOTES.
[tfuny Curto-us Anecdotes of Their Partial
Destruction Arc on Record.
Many an interesting story might be told
of the manncri 11 which bank notes are some
times redeemed, says HoraldjW.'George in
the Ch?ufcauquan. They are sent to the
treasury department in every conceivable
form. Sometimes men will hide their
money In chimneys, and the good house?
wife, ignorant of the whereabouts ol liie
treasure, will build up a lire that ii...ti?
the chimney and sets lire to the valuable
contents. Alice and rats, particularly in
stores and banks, steal the pr< eious papci
I out of tills and carry it away to make nests
Dogs destroy and swallow it; and goals,
which are said to exist at times 011 tin
cans and back-lot deposits are on record,
at the the treasury as having tried to live
on rolls of money which came in their
wav. Jn case of ibis kind the mimals ar<
killed, unless thought to be more valuable
than the money lost, and the little wads
of pellets found in the .stomachs of the of
fending quadenpeds arc rescued and for?
warded for repemption. Babies have also
been known to swallow valuable bank
notes, but there is no record of one hav?
ing been killed to make it disgorge what
it had eaten.
It is a rule that no bank note can be re?
deemed unless at least three-fifths of it
are presented at the treasury, or the loser
makes affidavit that his money was lost
under circumstances such as to preclude
its recovery. The strongest kind of evi?
dence is necessary to make the govern?
ment officials redeem lost or destroyed moo
ev when the notes in question are nol
forthcoming._ ~_
Nw.knames of Great Neu.
[Mad AudJBxj-T 8B 1
Groat men's nicknames all remind us.
we rnignt be well known to fame and de?
parting leave behind ns proofs, that we
wore-in the game.11 The following are
some of the terms of affect ion given to a
few of the more prominent leaders:
?lack Dan?Daniel Webster.
J>iaek Jack?John A. Logan,
Little Phil?Philip Sheridan.
The Silent Man?U. S. Grant.
Old Hickory?Andrew Jackson.
The Honest Mfti??James Monroe.
Poor Kichard?Benjamin Franklin.
The RailsnliMor? Abraham Lincoln.
The Little Giant?Stephen A. Douglas.
Wizard of the North?Sir WalterSeott.
Old Rough and Ready?Zachury/Ja: lor.
Father of Greenback?Salmon P. Coi.se.
Old Man Eloquent?lohnQuiiicy Adams.
Goldsmith of America- Whsingtonlrvit.g
Silver Tongucd Orator-Wendell Philips.
GmiidOldMan-WiliamTSwart Gladstone
The Poet of Nat ore?William Collen
Bryant. _ ... xr u
Schoolmaster of our Republic?Noah
THE OLD TRICK LOSES NONE OF iTS
CILA RMS.
Vir. "Lf??-tlie Poor Indian-GetolnJifB
Work.
Tiu.ston. Feb. 38.-The bunco opera
tors have done Partrick Martin,a prosper
<>us Bordentown merchant, out of $5,000:
I be facts came to light yesterdav. Three
*eeks ago a man of gentiemanlv appear
'">ce and a fluent talker called at the *,ome
<'t Mr. Martin, seeking information of rel?
atives who he pretended, were living in
Horden tow n.
The stranger succeeded in convincing
Mr. Martin that he v as a distant relative,
"?",| t,Ki??' names were similar. He claim
",: f'? l>avc recently come from the gold
?egioiisoftheWoat, and wasjust secret,ve
enough to excite curiosity.
Before leaving he hud worked himself
completely into the comfidenee of Martin,;
;'inl received a pressing invitation to call
soon again. He took advantage of the
welcome, and on Friday last tested the
hospitality of Mr Mar tin once more. This
?'me he uns more communicative, but on
ly under the most exacting pledges ofse-|
c rccy.
He told Marlin his real business, and!
??e had just arrived from the West with r.n j
Indian who was the possessor of two!
"ricks of gold worth 21,090, which he had
accidentally discovered whiie hunting
i Hie red man, he said, was at this tiineee
crcieied in the woods about a mile trom
! freu inn, u ad was luixiou? to dispose of flu
gold, even at a great sacrifice, rat her than
run the risk of .'Hiring it publicly, and
possibly getfini into litigation iu some
? ty. Mr. Martin, although already quite
well-to do, still retains the thrifty habits
which brought him wealth, and is always
"pen for any kind o{ an honest transac?
tion, from a horse trade up. He conclud?
ed to accompany bis newly made Iriondto
Trenton and learn more of the affair.
The Westerner suggested that unexper
be secured t?test the gold before Mr.
Martin took any risks, and this ndvic?
was so fair and disinterested that even so
oidinarih shrewd a man as .Mr. Martin
could no longer doubt !he genuineness or
the transaction. Air. Martin agreed, ant!
"ii arriving iu Trenton the stranger offer?
ed lo go to any j? we'll'}' store that Martin
w old suggest, ;> - a menns'of learning* here
they could find a man competent .t>tcst
the goi?. Morrb May- of bo-ad and Street
Si reels, suited Mr. Martin, meihen th
trainger entered. leaving Mr. Martin ? n
the outside. JIc soon returned, bearing
note supposed u. have in en w ;ifie.:i
May, recommending "to them tt man th< n
si ?;. ; in;: it lh? Windsor Hotel, ivhom h<
:uew to be reliabb and trust worthy. A
moments latei tins man was louud ?>
his room ul lue hotel, apparunth loo bus,
,n bis work of weighing and measuring
gold to be even interviewed.
He, however, listened to their story, and
was finally induced by a little persuasion
:<> accompany them to the woods where
the Indian was in hiding. Before leaving
the city si ranger No. J informed Mr. Mar?
tin that the Indian was willing to sell th
bricks for $5,000 cash,
i Martin having no money in the Trenton
banks, asked Capt. Lawerenec Ferrell ?
i re ii ton to cudoi so :. check for t he um?ui
and as soon as the $5,000 check could !
cashed, a start with made to hud the ii
dia n.
They were not long iu reaching the:;
icstiuatton, a lonely spot not far from the
State insane asylum. The Indian was
seen in the distance bopping behind trees
in true dime novel style. It was with dif?
ficult v t hey could induce the sa vage to ap?
proach, wiiich was carefullj explained to
.vir. .Martin as being due to !be fact that
he w as nol civilized, and very much fear
. d i!io treachery of all palefaces,
j Tin* bricks of gold could be seen tight!
clutched under his arm. At the sight oj
j Martin's money he came forward, however,
and with some ceremony submitted th<
j bricks. The expert i? suo, bored the bricks
I cid assured Martin they were, genuine,
giving $5 lor a small chip as proof ot tie
value of the article. Mr Martin there
j upon handed over the $5,000, und, receiv
! in?; his bricks, losi no linn in getting t?
< Trenton, and thence to Bordcrtowri. His
iuteurioii was to havfi nis treasure ex
chauged for money at the I'hiludeluhi"
Mint on Thursday n* xt.
Mr. Martin was yesterday Im agree
mcnt, expecting i visit from the Western?
er, but instead leceived a special delivery
letter from him nostiuarked Newark, slat?
ing that he and iwo of his colleagues wert
-hi-their way to Can .da expecting to on
jov his $5,000, and expressing the hope
Mr. Martin would get comfort ont of tin
bricks, which he thought metal. He con?
cluded by advising Mr. Martin to be more
careful iu future of strangers. -Mr. Mar?
tin was prostrated by the news: and was
unable to leave Ins home in Bordertown
yesterday1. Of c "urse, t he Westerner, the
goid tester, and the Indian were all unit?
ed in the swindle. When the Wcsternci
visited Morris May.-'s store, he- simply
nriced some jewelry., never mentioning
abour a tester. He hud previously prepar?
ed the note with Mr. Mays signature forg?
ed.
People's TicketP.
[Crtnmiunicated.l
The tune for electing city officers for
Big Stone Gap-is not far distant, and they
should be selected from our best citizens
who will take an interest in building up
ourcitv. Our mayor should he a man
who is not connected with any local cor?
porations, but friendly to alike. The fol?
lowing named putties would make good
aldermen: Ohas. Evans, Win. Goodloe,
Josh Mul?ns, W. l\ Lippornh, do May
uor, Hurt Kilboutn'. "Vomu/"
i Unmmoth lllicUStJli.
BtttMiNoiiAir, Ala., 1'Vb. ^.?A party of
revenue officers retun.ed from Cleburne
county, where they destroyed the largest
illicit distillecry ever known in Alabama.
It was operated by a hifteeu horse-power
engine and made 700 gallons of whiskey
daily. Ten feet from it was a small briek
house containing thirty stacks of lire
arms. Five moon-shiners were caught
and the sills blown up by dynamite.
A 2'ittsbarf; Wall.
[Chattanooga Tradesman. 1
The following from u review of the pig
iron market, we find in a late issue ol' the
Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph:
Some years ago and before the South
became a factor in the pig iron situation
the furnaces of the North produced fully
enough and were capable of producing a
great deal more iron than the entire coun?
try could consume even during a period of
extraordinary activity. Then the won?
derful advantages and artificial resources
of that section attracted Northern capital
with the result that throughout that entire
section when tnerc were visible outcrop
pings of ore, coal and limestone and suffi?
cient level land lor a town site, a blast fur?
nace was erected to serve as a dumb but
none the less persuasive bind agent of
town lots. It has even been ascertained
that such companies actually sold the pro?
duct of their furnaces at less than cost in
order to help the sale of their land, and
v. hen the latter was all disposed ot and
I <heir heavily bonded plant (?) unloaded
j on unsuspecting Northerners the company
j would pull up stakes and renew theopera
j tion elsewhere. The success of such ras?
cally schemes became so widespread that
I it was overdone, in a few years and it is
I during these few years that the South ha
mudc. the pretend i heft I way in the iron
industry. This is the policy that has re?
duced the industry to bo unprofitable a le
ve! the country over, and its evil effects
arc being visit-.-d first upon the heads ol it.-'
originators. The iron trade is bad in the ,
North, but it has sunk to the b?st stagy^
ol desperation and unprofitableness in me
South. Their condition is much dissimi?
lar to ours here in the North, for they
have no consumptive held 10 rclyuno'n for
the use of their output; they are simply
producers, and their one-sided aspect ren?
ders it necessary for I hem to look to the
North for n field or dumping ground for
their inferior products, and lliis is why
lhe iron industry is ;0 dull and prices so
depressed. Ii war this continued compe?
tition between fiest two sections that
made the Valley furnaccmcn utter the cry
of almost absolute despair in the inaugu?
ration and persistent enforcement of tlie
famous shutdown movemcutof last spring.
It is this ruthless steile that has reduced
the trade in the East to such a lamentable
state, and it is this same commercial war
that now reaches out through the far
Norlhwest, and bids fair to take that sec
tion, too, under its strong grasp. All this
has ijiv desoairinc South done, and more,
no, for while it has never visited this dis
rrict, with its dark cloud of cut-throat
competition, it has so reduced the industry
on both sides ol us that we are equal
sharer: i-; ih< depressi n. hist so much
iiver-producth n is the cause of all i. i
?'viI that at present confrouts us, just
nnch will it require the amelioration ol
his evil to once again place the industry
on a sound footing; to remove the effect
the, cause inu-.i be thoroughly eradicated.
..nd it is dmiii;v the enforcement of this
principle more than ever that the
condition is most seri -us. Noassociation
or other amicable means can restrict
he production; it is only accomplished
by competition of such bitterness that tin
weakest and most nnfittest plants will In
forced oat of existence, and this wcedinj
Mit process will be carried on until tin
breach existing between the opposing
tors, consumption a ol production, is I'm
vee closed over. How near we a re I i
? dual condition j* hard to determine. 0
.in>'. we a re quite sun of and that ist.,
toriipCtiriou sib1 reign fiercely.9>
The readers of Tin- Tradesman must,
i.-\cuse o tr indicting on them this long
ludicrously untruthful, spiteful, silly ti?
rade. We reprint it solely as a specimen
of the misinformation, imperfect assump?
tion and reckless dishonesty of a numbci
of Pennsylvania's alleged newspapers
I'hcse never miss an opportunity to misre?
present the S .'Ut.'i in geueral and its in?
dustrial condition, progros and prospects
>n particular. Phey net and t as if th"
very ponderous fact of 2,000,000 gross ion
of Southern-mad o pig iron euuid be ob?
literated by a puff of denunciation, or a
whiff of falsehood.
Toe whine, to the effect that the North,
having furnace capacity to make all the
iron the country needed, hence the South
in becoming an iron maker was guilty of n
nigh commercial Crime, is characteristic
of the class of journals of which the Chron?
icle-Telegraph is p. -ample.
The oid chestnut to the effect thai the
South'a iron trade has been created
through the influence of real estate, town
lot booms, is rather amusing on account
of the stupidity of those who reiterate it.
than exasperating. Toe man who is fool
enough to believe that a development be?
ginning at nothing in 18S0 and rounding
up in 1SD0-'91 with a product of ^OOlhOOb
gross tons for each year, hud for its foun?
dation a series of swindles, is clearly loo
stupid to instruct the public, or he b>munt
honest enough to tell the truth. We want
in this connection to say to the Pittsburg
editor, that no industry in this land ha^
been more legitimately, honestly or care
tuMy brought, out than the Soother?- iron
trade. Not one in ten ot the furnaces
built, whether in boom periods or in times
when businebs was normal, had for its in?
spiring motive any other than legitimate
profit. No iron smelted in the country,
has shown so decided improvement in
quality as the Southern brands, taken as
a whole. This is peculiarly trno of South?
ern charcoal and coke foundry, and good
mill. The proof of this is in the fact that
these irons lound their market in no less
than thirty Stales and hove held their own
in competitionwjtb thebe-t Pennsylvania
iron" at ail Easteau, Northern and North?
western consuming centers.. Thousands
Of tons of Southern charcoal and Coke
iijjihs have beeii sold in Pittsbnrgand tens
of thousand- of tons in the territory Pitts
burg used to regard us her special pre
sc:ves which nobody coold successfully
invade; antWhen the Pittsburg man lit?
erally howls about the " despairing cut?
throat policy," he only makes himself ri?
diculous; and when he says the South has
not sold iron In the Pittsburg district, he
displays amusing ignovance or inability
to tell the truth; but we did not iuSenu
going into :i detailed analysis of the fool?
ish and false screeching of the Chronicle
Telegraph. What we have said is rather
for that paper's correction than for the
information of any man, South or North;
who really knows anything about the Sou?
thern trade.
As to overdoing the crude iron trade wc
have deprecated that as hcartly as the
Pittsburg editor can. The South, how?
ever, is no more responsible for this than
arc the iron masters of Ohio and Penn?
sylvania, and for that matter in this free
country, any man or company of men may
milks pig iron without danger of indict?
ment; and the South will goon making it
regardless of objections from those who
seem to think they should have a monop?
oly of the business.
We are told the South has no consump?
tive fold JJfo sell her iron to. What folly
a ;d lying: The bulk of the Southern field
is as near the whole great central North
and Northwest as are the Mahoning and
Shenango valleys and ncn rer much of those
fields than is any part of the Pennsylvania
bituminous district. True, we have not
sufficiently diversified into steel and fin?
ished materials; but when the South does
that?and she will do it?she will beajdeal
more troublesome competitor th an sito is
now.
The Pittsburg editors ought to keep
tie r tempers and cease from bearing,
false witness on a subject so heavy, pa'
pablc, real us the Southern iron trude
-^-NX
y Meeting of thv Fire Company. >N
mi etiug of the Powell's River Fire brig?
ade" was held at the council house on last Sat?
urday enveniog.
ii. T?te Irvine was elected charirman, and
It. K. Pox, secretary.
It was decided to let the old organization
drop aud !?? get up a new fire department to
be governed by the State laws. A committee,
insisting of ii. C. McDowell, W\ S. Beverly,
I*. R. Gilly and It. T, Irvine, was appointed to
?rcpare by-laws for the company, ?nother
ommittce, C. H. Spalding, B. Payee, K. K.
j Fojc and K. T. Irvine, was appointed to get the
signatures of a number of men in order to
.arc the Company chartered.
The following the signers: Old members,
'?', E. Spalding. J. A. rbuel, ?f. Tb Pavnc, G.
B. tiiilv, W. B; Kilbourn, J. M. Ooodloc, W.
T.Goodloe, U. B. Pox, C. E. Bibbs, H. 0. Mc?
Dowell, Jr., C Ii. Sp?idiog, R. T. Irvine.
Sew Companv: I). II. Shelbv, Fred Iloback,
W. .\. Beuwood, C. A. Tracy, A. W. Trarv,
Or?Evans, Will Youell, W. F. Baker, K. L.
Brown, W. S. Beverly, W. A. McDowell,J, L.
lenuings, Malcolm Smiuo, Frank C. Smith.
The next mm ting will he held at lie* Conn
il ro m Saturday, .March .r?th, at 8 o'clock
t this uu-etingthe members will be sasigried
laces in the llnok and Ladder, flosc und
bucket Brigades.
t'ractieai!y !)? ad,
[Th.i Iron hVt.j
The Kent railroad bill, previously no?
ticed in these columns, was reported ad?
versely by the committee in the Virginia
Legislature, and this practically settles
the fate this obnoxious measure, though
'here art; a few members who ore work
? rig like beavers for ils passage bill il wii
e to no purpose. 'I nest- mem In rs i
rinci ally from Eastern Virginia *
should seriously cripple vi?c coipotHifrpn?
* i( i. ,. made this s?.c*ion o; th' Sisyi
0 >rdei i get iil a tew individual? the;;
1 agiue have abased their power us man
ngers of lines.
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat, com?
menting upon a recent article by Hcv.
Sam Jones, says:
"It is well known, as Mr. Jones asserts,
that the greatest prosperity is along thi
lines of prosperous railroads." The peo?
ple are surely not harmed by a corpora?
tion that builds up towns and uiuiTtpHrt
business enterprises and improves the or?
dinary faciltics of trade and industry
I'herc is nothing that the South is nor.
in need oi than a railroad system like thai
hieb has ?vronght such wonders in th>
o est. it would pay her to ^raftt almost
any concession or indulgence for a bless?
ing of that sort; and it is just as certain
ihm bite cannot afford to light the.corpo?
rations that are operating under her laws
and contributing to her welfare. She will
lind it much bettor to adopt a policy oj
on lightened tri ndliness toward such ugen
cies, and to encourage them in the con?
struction of their service."
Wo -heartily endorse every word of the
above and commend it to some of those
enthusiasts w ho are trying so hard to place
unjust restrictions upon the iailroads.
CLEVELAND A CANDIDATE.
:?on. Frank II. Hard Will Probably Nomi?
nate Htm Hi Cbfcag-o.
Toledo, 0.. February ?'J.?Hot?. Prank
H. IIuml, of this city, to-day announce*
that he will be a candidate for delegafe-at
!arge from Ohio to the National Demo?
cratic Convention, and that if so appoint?
ed he will place Grover Cleveland in nom?
ination before that body. He also snyr
liiere will be within a few days a confer?
ence of leadingOfiio-Democrats, including
cx-Govenor Campbell and Congressman
Harter, to organize the party for Cleve
and and tariff reform and against free
silver coinage. Mr. Hnrd went to Ann
Arbor ou the i?2d to meet Mr. Cleveland,
and announces uuthoriativoly that the lat?
ter is a candidate for the Democratic nom?
ination.
The Finance Committee of the Senate
has presented a resolution in that body
providing for a joint committee to confer
with the authorities of West Virginia
with regard to that State's'proportion of
the Y.iriginia debt, and in the event that
n?' settlement is accomplished, to brinr
suit in the United State? Court in the
inline of Virginia against W ;st Virginia
The resolution raised a lively discussion.
The House adopted a resolution pro
riding for the appointment of a committee
of three. Senators and five Delegates to
report to the next session of the General
Assembly the real and assessed valnre of I
the mineral lands of the State, in order,
that the same may be assessed and taxed
according te their own aalue. The body
also ordered a bill appropriating $35,030
for tbe World's Jfeir exhibit
Indus trial And Local 3totes.
Contractor Baker and Architect Bird
arc putting the finishing touches on the
GoooToe Bros., house, on T*oplar Bill, For
Gen'f R. A. Ayera. The stairway, whrcfc
is mainly a home prodnc*, made of walnut,
red oak and quartered white oak, hi per?
haps the handsomest in town. Thtwerk
on he halls and bath-room and oilier
rooms are in good taste.
* HI
Mrs. J. K. Taggart has set the extreme?
ly pretty fashion of having a conservatory
in one of the rooms of her dwelling. The
flowers and the greenery add yery mich
to its attractiveness.
* *
The supreme court, of Yirginia, letting
at Richmond, adjourned week before last
without renderibg a decision in the ease
of Dr. Bailey against the S. A.AO. rail?
road, but as it resumes its sittings ncxi
Thursday it is hoped that an opinion will
tie promptly delivered,as this section Iris
a great deal to expect from the S, A. ? ?.
railroad afterwards, in the way of Jarge
developments.
* *
Mr. Roman is erecting * substantial
dwelling, to cost >ibout f8,00fl, near the
Worden Mills on the South Jork, on land
vhich he bought from Mr. W.T. H?rigen*.
?? *
Mr. Hudgens is displaying a good deal'
of public spirit in erecting a fuot-brwige
across the river at this point, and in hir?
ing a space about ninety feet in width be?
tween his lot und.the river, foT a boule?
vard.
-* *
W. B.V. Siidhain, at his last opening,
has uncovered a seam of iron ore that
promises to be the best outeftme yet see*
on the north <idc of WaUin's Ridec. Tfce
o.e is in regular formation, almost verti?
cal nnd about four feet in thickness, on*
half of wM/.h ts soft ore unfl one half
hard. Abont one hundred feet south of
this vein he has discovered the onterrp
dng of another of abont the same kind,
and thickness.
? *
Messrs. IVftit k Thomas have bought
most of the poplar timber on the Prosten
land, and nre'hanling it to the track of
Big Stone Gup and Powell's Talle;' Rail?
way, where ii is loaded, und then *hipped
to England und Germany.,
* ??
Civil Engineer Pfircy, formerly of the
South Atlantic ?nd Ohio railroad, passed
ilirough town i't>if. :;?*??> in Ms way ro
Let eher coontY,Ky., to surrey some tracks
f Uud for Mr. W*. Vi. Nickels.
* *
The Exposition Hall wishes toscknow}
s;dg? the receipt of ah iron plate the. 9rt%
casting made by the Big Stone Gap, Grate
and Mantle Company; also of a fne *im
ule of eannel coal from the lands of Hew
*r*. W. H. Nick'lea and H.H. BnllitT, in
Lctcher county, Ky.
* ??
Mr. W. E. Harris; of Big Stone G*r>. >a
ihis week in Frankfort. Ky., or;:*nr>.Infif *
m-Opera'tvi Town *nd Land Ooropany To
icd it. Pik?; ? ??t'?/ Y.y. T?iere f.T* *f?j
i i sand ncn ? ' '- rij5 to 'be foiri hi abont
: drdrars per ixorc,.e?ch;fihare enOt
n owner i'> one acre of l(a/idt. itfd
r fj'm m ?nys thai thfry wTfl ill betak'e.n
viihi/i - months.
-? #
M ?. .1. P. Moore, agent or the L. A N.
rail)oad,rhas now on sale section* three
and four iii lb*1 Buffet sleepers betvoen
Louisville and Norfolk.
? ?
Mr. G> McD Hampton, son of flermror
Wade Hampton, of South Carolina, asd
brother-in-law of Col. John C. HAskell,
? resident of the S. A. k 0. railroad, wws
lit Big St<-nc Gan recently looking over Its
natural advantages and opportunities;
* ?
Messrs. WhH ' idge, Fox k Jam's b?yi
<tn application for a lo4. near tb? furnaei,
from a party, who wishes t*i erect L^ereon
? $!,W0 residence.
-? -?
Messrs. C. A. k A. W. Traer are about
to build an addition to their shop, so ?ste
enable them to put in a water motor for
v/ood working pnrpobcs.
?
Some of the stone and brick for the
Episcopal Chapel is on the ground, ana
the building is to be done by the 15th of
May. The ?ite r* at the comer of Clinton,
avenue and E. First street on )r,H one and
two, block thirty-four.
\
t^mre a numncr of bonds hare been
bought by parties In Boston, Cflnclnntrtft
and points in Kentucky, Virginia and
West Virginia, to be used in settling np
their indebtedness on purchases In pistil,
and the circle of buyers is growing dally.
Mr. R. C. Ballard Thruston, truMee, H
now receiving these boads, and the tea
ner cent, in cash, on deposit, so that par?
ties may not have to pay further interest.
Until ail the bonds are damped (whfea
Mr. Thruston'a clerk, Mr. Morton ts bow
doing) he oannot tell the exact proportion
of bonds that will be receivable, but with?
in a week or two, he will he able to malt?
exact settlements and give purchasers a
release deed of vendor's lien. This act of
the bondholders is regarded as being a
liberal move and the general difposttfon
is to take advantage of it. A large ma?
jority of bondholders, rather than sell
?heir bonds at five hundred dollars,prefer
to hold thera and take Um* chances of get?
ting from the company their face *a!we,
$800 to $850. Itisdouhifnl if ther* will
be enongh, purchasable, to the extent
illowed. without an increase in priceafr-ore
?.">00. It was to have been ext ectcd that
few eie ft; bonds would h? thrown orw>B
he market; but those have twen raptdly
nsorbeil, and the ruling price Is .firenteli
dred dollars.
Gen'l R. A. Aver? is baring the part of
the second-story ot his bntiding, jrrst
back of the quarters of the Appalachian
Club, divided into four large offices for
himself, his partner, Mr. Win, Wallis, as??
other tenants. 'Windows are being plseed
in the side walls, which will mike thorn
some ot the lightest and airiest office4in
town. If GcnT Ajen em get sdditicsteii

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