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, Va?u.jil Advantages I?<>8
Stcnc Vap which will
analyses of the coking
' ..; i,r C4 ?I 60.54 53.34 02.20
? ^?.36 32-10 33.50 31.20 32.20
J.R1 1.66 2.40 3.40 3.00
;]0 0 711 0.412 0.330 0.547
fgj2. of areraged sample? of the
|#r. Andrew S. McCreath chem
-T5r!w"'il ^"^'cal Survey:
this coal is a great suc
j-lr. McCreath's letter:
?t**0, . /. ?i t- ro
E , , !(romMr.J.K.Taggart
g^jrokcof great purity: low in both
ijh in fixed carbon; chemically
fff,A a- taeverv best Pocahontas coke,
high as a znctallurigal fuel.
Kjjrctralv. A.m?rkw S. McCrkath.
J?tt&th might have said more, and
; bare done so but for his iden
pth Pennsvlrauia interests. But he
Jfctsaud the iiit. I!iiTt-ut reader may
? oh'D conclusions. The following
jft (able will show the superioity of
Arodoced here over that produced
(toellsriile or Pocahontas.
uunsxor Carbon. Ash. phur.
pfctwid t.y barrel t< st.93.23 5.C9 0.749
fftsatlijviiic, Pa}, coke,
."vS.90 9.74 0.S10
8?.51 16.34 1.595
Eflnghain. Ala., eke,
to.S7.2? 10.54 1.195
Jtoioiitas, Va.. cuke,
.92.65 5.74 0.597
EftUrer, \V. \"a.,coke,
L.92.38 7.21 0.552
cityje (Ian coke, oveu
KiViii iiu.lv ! v A. S.
JBkpt.,1890.04.04 4.74 .588
R besides having been analyzed, has
Kgbhtested as to strength and por
I Ispronounced by capable experts to
?:-'."..rfc?t coke than any yet made.
? i; is considered that this immense
is from seveu lo tliirteeu feet in
: tli.it it extends over an area of over
s: that it i> located up above the lev
ifTillt'to: that it can be drained without
D?chiaery: that so much of the ex
iM must be incurred in other locali
manufacture of coke are avoided,
Jimpie transportation will soon be af
gitnii! be seen what an immense ndvau
?fields have over any yet discovered
med States or elsewhere.
I is a splint coal 4 feet thick, and
?nel coal, both by McCreath:
? below are of the following: No*
J Scared fossil ore two miles from Big
|fi?p**Nu, 4 a limunite or bruwn ore six
;..47.6?Q 49.438 49.3S2 52.004
...l).l<>7 U.015 0.122 0.105
...20.870 '21.00 24.52 11.17
. 0.132 0.L35 1.08
krnin^ are three samples of double
tores tributary to Big Stone Gap, and
^:?f facPwill'be used by the Appa
S4ce,andis found elsewhere only in
En another chemist of a brown hooi
pt'at2i2vU-r. Farcnheii) six miles
. . 2.03
" ' .trace.
..Je there are also on railroads
aojher brown ore carrying from
fer cenlSof irou, and .019 of phospho
0$?uiferous iron ores, and in all nrob
,Wrf[e deposits of manganese; a black
It with from to 55 per cent of iron
t&t?r Ahe pneumatic Basic process);
ir or red hematite (llessemer) with
far cent of iron, while of the great
rv rustic ore J'rof, Procter? iu his
tunj; northeast and southwest through
cm counties of North Carolina are
wits of the purest magnetic iron ores
this country save in the Lake Super- j
o. These "ores, from a number of j
jweraged by myself and officers of the |
Sews and others, analyze from 45 per !
percent of iron, and are, in Mitchell
wlfyUeB, North Carolina, remarkably
i phoanhorous and sulphur. Recent
fets atong a line of thirty miles in ex
'be excessive nature of these depos
*^jh" point where these ores have as
fun-ached by a railway is at Cranberry
i Mitchell comity. North Carolina. A few
?0 the ?rcat mass of ore now uncovered
point was hid by a thick covering of soil
bebinposed gneiss, save only a few sur
biis from which a small forge was sup
vith ore. Within the past few years the
the hill has beeu uncovered, revealing
'rmous ma?i of very pure magnetite to a
?fSOOleet above Iho railway track. The
>er in charge at the mines assured me
?urn diamond-drill tests and the uncov
a tihe had hero piled up above the
y track over 20,000,000 tons of ore to
led by simply quarrying in open cut; and
t if an ore of like excellence can be deliv
!x ears, at les> cost elsewhere in America.
We test was recently made on Virginia
[ud the run of uun?j of Cranb,err.v ore, aP^ i
^svouufd cor.jiiininjr M per cent of phoa
t;A^d froto practical furnace tests aud
ktyses of ore from many 'openings', it is
Jstratud that tho entire "district containe
Budance an ore suited to the inanufacturs
Jsep.^r steel. This ore is nearer to coko
|g Stone Cap) than is any other Bessemer
fcr^ known to me in America. From the |
Juier ores of the lake retjion, t^s. 8Q^r.wO ^
I all ?\o >:tee\ no;.Y u;,ade in'this country, j
Inoareat coke is about 800 miles; from I
ier ores of western North Carolina to
'(? at Dig-Stone Gap it is 100 miles, and
.a these tvo extremes are to be had the
t? Vfei? above described. Beyond the
I & rj.de oreH. A vor v great do velopraeat j
uaanufacturo of Iron and steel will follow 1
^.uiplotioa of the roads connecting the
* coal* ?Od ores, in tho region under dte
COMPETITION IN BEER.
Peculiar Methodfl Adopted In Denver for
Handling the Cool and Foaming.
"Gimme a beer."
The bartender grasped a glass, fills i
with the foaming fluid and elides it along
j the polished counter with that peculiar
j flip which causes it to siring around "han
[ die outward.
I The customer swallows down half of the
contents of the glass hastily, as does a
man used, malt liquors, then a pained ex?
pression spreads over his face, he expels
whatever portion of beer remains in his
mouth, and places the glass back on the
?bar with ever outward indication of in?
"What kind of slop is that"
"That's Western Brewery beer."
"Ain't you got Zang's?"
"That settles 11,-1 ain't huntin' no dish?
water to drink." Out stamps the custo?
mer, while the proprietor thoughtfully
mops off the bar with his apron.
A few minutes afterward in comes an?
other, or maybe three or four together,
who go through a similar performance un?
til the saloon man is at the very ver^e of
despair and resolves to change his brewer
"What about it?" you ask. Nothing
except that it is a bubble on the surface,
indicating the bitter war between the
breweries, the fierce struggle forbnsiness
and the methods in use by the English
syndicate which has done Denver0 the
honor to purchase a couple of its largest
bretveries, and in conducting them in n
fashion patterned after the exulted stan?
dards of Biind Beggar lane, Bitter Cry
English syndicates are high and holy
things brought into being for the purpose
of performing needed missionary work
among that submerged portion ofthe hu?
man race which does business in America.
'When the many millioned outfit which
purchased the Zang and West Denver
breweries, and in a momentary lapse from
sanctity swelled the stock without adding
to the assets, took possession .of those
properties, the announcement was made
that they would become ever-present ob?
ject lessons, inculcating higher principles
and granite-like probity. The prospectus
apart from its glowing description of bar?
rels of output and dollars of profit, was
carried in the very odor of sanctity. But
; then, when you get down to rustling, it's
! "Any new competitor can be crushed
out for $10,000," is the remark credited
to Adolph J. Zang, and it is the key to
! the situation.
"I have more than $10,000 to fool them,"
\ is the remark credited to Fred Neef,
f All this took place soon after the open?
ing of tho Western Brewery, owned by
I Fred Neef, which began to put its product
I upon the market about eight months ago.
! The saloon business was not so good as
it had been, because of the closing law,
and the old syndicate found that life in
the far West was not a dreamy trip with
a dredge along the golden sands of the
river Pactolus. The new brewery began
to place its beer in large quantities, and
the promises of the pretty prospectus bid
fair to fall of realization.
The manager of the syndicate proceed?
ed to put his $10,000 scheme into opera?
tion. Arrangements were made with
Glasson's band of hired hoboes, and with
other trusty individuals ready for any
dirty work. One or two men in each dis?
trict were empowered to work the deal
and engage such hoodlums as would go
into it for a few cents and the beer they
would get. The little army would sally
out and proceed along until a saloon was
found bearing a beer sign other than that
of Zang or the Denver company. Then
the comedy briefly described-at the be?
ginning of this artiGle would commence
0 The tramps, one after another, would
enter, buy a drink and spit it out with all
manner of grimace. At the bar of the
People's Theater the thing was worked
continuously for two or three hours until
the proprietor began to think there was
something the matter with his beer The
dodge was worked systematically in every
part of the city, right up to a couple of
days ago, and will probably break out in
some new spot tomorrow. The new brew?
ery begau to lose customers rapidly.
"Your beer is all right," they said, "but
we can't sell it."
FEATURES OF KENTUCKY LIFE.
The Gambling That Goes on at County
Fairs Surprises Northern Visitors.
"I visited a number of the county fairs
in the bluegrass region of Kentucky last
year," said a prominent New York law?
yer to a reporter for the Chicago Evening
News, "and I was very much surprised at
the liberal use of raopey, Way out there
100 miles from Louisville and 125 miles
from Cincinnati could be found handsome?
ly dressed voung men and old men, who
showed that they had never been accus?
tomed to bard work flourishing their bills
like so much paper. They were not city
chaps, but country born and bred. I could
not understand it. There are no manu?
facturing interests there to speak of, no
mining nothing but agriculture, a pur*
suit wVieh requires the hardest of manual
labor; vet these men sported as soft palms
as the "bsghcsUbred city folk. Further
than that, they had plenty of money and
used it liberally. I failed to find a solu?
tion to mv problem until one day my host
took me behind his house, pointed to large
fields of green leaves and said: 'Do you see
that?' I answered in the affirmative and
he said: "That is tobacco. I will get from
1,800 to 2,000 pou.ngs per acre nff that field
and sell it for from W/& to 16 oents per
panutf- 1 did not work very hard for it,
either. The principal trouble 1 have is
to see tb&k the negroes do the work and I
attend to the gathering and selling the
crop.' The problem was solved. Where
the'Northern farmer by hard labor gqf $25
or t-ie Kentucky landlord by the aid.
: help made from $125 to $150.
*^Ut |St which surprised me the most
was the amount of gambling that is per?
mitted. "Why, sir, I have seen men at
tl|.#'^.?py fairs shake money in each
tnurV'faecs in the presence of hundreds,
":>efrs aw* take the stakes. You
step up to a tent on the
that yau would find some
ding scheme. And it was not
the.sports who took part, but
: citizens of the country,
lion of Kentucky is very pro
comprises the country in.the
toVm$ Sterling, .
g?Htena spot; antf ltis Utile
tlm peopls ds> n4t Have to
All tfcey havs to do is to take
T. L?ne Johnston, D. D. 8.
f Dental Office, Clinton Are., Opposite C8a
(tral Hotel, . . , Big Stone Gap. ?a.
b3* c? S? n P' M WiH bR K?Ricie"t to par the
o??ancc of the purchase money due the nlairitfff
which w?N,nt ?700.00 the interest owned by si d j. B
P. Mills will first be offered for sale ?>?H1U?'
?l ?f ,s:iIe' tb,e PWPbaaer will be required to pny
j?;S?:in -h aswe?tbec?
This 27th day of April 1892.
J. M. Gilly Plaintiff,
J. B. F. Mills et al Dcftdant,
rv.', u ?i Li^PS C-vr. ut, th? sai*1 (Jou?? do certify
? a the bond required of the Special Commissioner
b} the decree rendered In said cause oti the 15thday
or S-ptcmber, 1801, has been duly given
Gnen under my hand as Cleric of said court, this
27th day of April 1802. j. E. LIPPS, Clerk.
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Address the sole ceneral agptils for the State,
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ST. LOUIS, MO.
Stores, Warehouses and Factories,
made and shipped ready to put up. "Write to
THE CARD WELL MACHINE CO..
VIRGINIA:?In tin clerk's Office of the Circuit
Court of theCoun'yof Wise on the 25th day of
February, 18G2. In Vacation.
E. II. Ould, Trustee, Plaintiff,
J. C. Trent, et. al., Defendants
The object of this suit is to recover personal
judgement against defendants, J. C. Trent and W.
M, Gouce, and to enforce the same by foreclosure
of the vondor'B lien reserved in deed from E. H.
Ould, trustee, to said J. C. Trent und W. M. Gouce,
conveying lot 2 block 5 of a portion of the town of
Norton, Virginia. And an affidavit having been
made and filed that the defendants, J. C Trent and W.
M. Gouce, are not residents of the State of Virginia, it
is'ordered that they do appear here within 15 days
after due publication hereof, and do what may be
necessary to protect their interest in this suit. And
it is further ordered that a copy hereof be published
once a week for four weeks in the Bin SvQXM Post, and
that a copy be posted at th? front <l?or of the court?
house of this, county "? tbe first day of the next term
of the county court of said county.
A copy. .Teste J- E- Lipps. Clerk.
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5,000 Bushels of Lime
I have for sale. 5,000 bushels of first
class, unalacked Lime, made at my fur
naofc, ou the Beam Farm, three and a half
miles from Big Stone Gap, which I will
sell very cheap. Address all mail
Big Stque Uap. Ya.
p. S.?We arft fvUa stone-oontractors
and bujlde.r.s. Would be pleased to make
estimates on all work in our line.
IRGINIB: In the Clerk's Officp of the Circuit
Court of the Comity <*f Whfo on the 25th day of
r. . March 1SS3, In Vacation,
-ffir I In Chancery
F, A. Stratton et. als. Defendants) -
The object ol thissuit is to recoverof the defendente
the sum of **431,73 with interest from the 28 day of
December 1891 and to attach and subject to sale for
the payment thereof and cost* of suit and sale, the
interest of defendant F. A. Stratton in various tracts
of land in Wise County Virginia in plaintiffs hill tle
-crlbed. And an affidavit having been nwb? and filed
that defendant F. A. S'.rrtfan W'\ resident
of the State Virginia, it ja ordered thatt ho do
aro^ar within AlteM days after due publication hereof,
i fl^d? wballBnoocwiaTy to protect hi* Interest in this
jsult. And It 1? Xttrthor ordered that a eppy bereoi be 1
%wMi&ed once a week fur Ioot wertem the ??8wcb
?kj? ?d ? copy t? iw?tasl at ttrefroflt deorof tfie wart
Go?rt lor the said county after, the datetfi this ofder. j
A copy s Test! J> ?, Uppi, ^erk.
S. A.&O.R. R. TIME-TABLE.
In Effect Nov. 3,1891.
No.3. I No. L
Pass. I Mall.
jl"...Dig Stone Gap.. Ar.
East BIk Stone Gap.
.Wild Cat Summit.
.. .Moccasin Gap...
. ..Abram's Falls...
? .Phillip's Switch..
? ? .Stone Quarry...
. ..Bristol Shops...
Train? stop only on signal
Having suffered from dyspep
,|*ia for three years, I decided to
'n.oon Bittkrr, and
! ltottle I found niy>
self so mucb better that I was en
|conragcd to nso another; afte
|laking this, T fiod myself so fully
>red that I do not need any
Ire medicine, feeling truly
grateful to B. B. B.
Mus. (i. C. Whitk,
Taberg, Oneida co., N. T.
for sale by S. L. Wiiitehead, Big Stone
The annual meeting of the Stockhold?
ers of the Bank of Dig Stone Gap will
be held in ollice of the Bank Friday, May
6th, at 4 o'clock p. m., for election of di?
rectors for the ensuing year and for any
other business that mav be presented.
W. H. Nickels,
rpHE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA,
To the Sheriff of Wise County, Greeting:
We cammand yon as we have before to sum?
mon J. H. Snodgrass and J. H. Hubbard, his
security, to appear before the judge of our
Circuit court of Wise county, at the Court
bouse thereof on the first day of the April
term, 1892, of said Court to show cause if any
they have or can why the land sold under a
decree entered in the chancery case of C. R.
Lewis for &c. against J. H. Bland et.al., de?
scribed in the bill and proceedings of said
cause and purchased by the said J. H. Snod?
grass with J. H. Iliibbard as his security,
should not be resold to satisfy the unpaid pur?
chase money due thereon. And have then
and there this writ. Witness, J. E. Lipps,
clerk of our said court at the Courthouse the
24th day of December, 1881, and in the H6th
vcarof the commonwealth.
Teste? J. E. LIPPS, Clerk.
By W. H. Bond, D, C.
Acopv?Teste:?J. E. LIPPS, Clerk.
3-30-4t By W. H. Bond, D. 0.
The Only Absolutely Safe Oil Store.
m M. RITCHER & CO.,
"Write f?r circulars. Water
Coolers, Ice Cream Freezers,
Curtain Stretchers, House
Furninhing Goods, Kitchen
Largest stock south of the
Ohio river. Come and see
336 Market St., Bet
Third and Fourth.
HE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.
To the Sheriff of Wise County, Greeting:
We command you as we have before to sum?
mon J. H. Hubbard and J. H. Snodgrass, his
security) to appear before the Judge of the
Circuit court of Wise county at the Court?
house thereof on the first day of the April
Term, 1S91, of said court to show cause if any
they have or can, why the land ia the bill and
proceedings of the "chancery eause of C. R.
Lewis for &c. against 3. H. Blair et. al. sold
under a decree cutered in the said cause and
Burchoaed by the said J. H. Hubbard with J.
[; Snodgrass as his security, should not be
resold to satisfy the unpaid purchase^ money
due thereon. And have then there this writ.
Witness J. E. Lipps, clerk of our said court at
the Courthouse the 24th. day of December,
1891, and in the UQth vear of the Common?
wealth. Teste.?-J. E. LIPPS, Clerk,
Bv W. H. Bond, D. C?
A copy?Teste: J. E. LIPPS, Clerk.
3-30-lt ' Bv W, JI. Bom!, D. C.
(SUCCESSORS TO ft. A. ROBINSON A CO./
AND DEALERS IN
Oils, Paints, Varnishes, Win
dow Glass, Glassware, &c.
528, 530, 532 W. Main Street.
By virtue of a deed of trust executed to me by W.
P Powell. E. H. Ruth and E. Magoffin dated and ol
record in the clerks' office of Wise County, Va., in
Deed Book 20, page S35, to secure to P. H. Rorer, L. L.
Powell and.C. A. Huffman, the payment of the ram
of (?325.00) Three Hundred and Twenty-live dollars
with interest from the l?tb day of February, 1890, and
to pav to the Big Stone Gap Improvement Company,
the amount due them by the said Powell, Ruth and
Magollin which amount will be made known ou day
of sole together with the cost of executing this trust,
default having been made in payment of said *um
and having heen requested so to do by the said F. n?
Rorer, L. L. Powell andC. A, Httftnan, I will offer for
sale at public auction on. the premises, on the
2.2nd day of May, 1892,
the following described lot: All that certain parcel of
land lying and being in the town ot Big Stone Gap4
Virginia, and hounded and described as follows to-wit r
Beginning at the Southwest corner of East 5th street
and Clinton Avenue, thence with Clinton Aveiin?,4&3
feet to a point, thence in a ^aVl^J"tT?Sinl
ri"ht angles to Clinton Avenue, IW,^**^
K* turning a right ?3|hr tolbe m MLS? fact to>
Ka?i Hn street, ifceucew Ith. E?t ?b to the put*> ot
DRUGGIST AND SEEDSMEN
Pure Drugs, Medicene. Toilet and Fancy Articles,
Tobacco and Cigars
FRESH AND Reliable GARDEN and FLOWER SEEDS,
A FULL SUPPLY ON HAND
Big: 8tone Gap, ? - - Viarjsi^iet
Of all kinds made to order. We
have for sale, sash, weights and the
best grates in the country; also
We are now making Mining Cars
of the latest kinds, the best self
oiler in the market.
WRITE FOR PRICES.
ap Orate andMantel Go.
J. J. WOLFE.
H. B. CLAY, SR. J. C. MOORE, GetVi Martyr
, Clay & Co.
Manufactarers, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
ROUGH AND DRESSED
Flooring, Ceiling, Bevel and Drop Siding,
Moulding, Brackets, Finishing
BIG STOKE GAP, VA,
C A. Tracy.
OFFICE AND SHOP,
Near corner of Wood ave? and E. Fifth
(JENERAL CONTRACTORS AND gUILDERS,
BRICK STONE AND WOOD WORK,
BIG STONE GAP. VA.
Plans and Estimates cheerfully furnished on application.
BANK OF BIG STONE GAP,
Incorporated under Virginia State Laws.
Does a General Banking Business.
W. H. NICKELS, President. H. II. BUMITT, Cashier.
CoaaKSPONDESTs: ? United States National Bank of New York.;
Kentucky National Bank, Louisville.
COAL and BUILDERS SUPPLIES
Yard and Office,?Block 36, Wood avenue,
Big StoftiJb Oops, * - " - Vlrgfiiaifa*
Are better prepared than
ever to supply their Patent
Corrugated Iron and Steel
Our facilities are unequaledv
Bot 2?h PIQUA4 OHIO.