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BIG STONE GAP, WISE COUNTY, VA? THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1893. _NO. 6.
VOL. I.
Professional (";tr;lM.
A. L. PR1DEM0RE,
ATTORNEY AT-LAW,
Jonosville, Virginia.
jvwtK r. s. JxtKtu ?.>?... w. t.t.ASKKSumr.
Gate City. v < Jon??yHI<ei?T*.
llACKSON & BLANKENSHIP,
I AT rORNEYS AT-LAW,
JonesviUe, Virginia.
Prompt nt*?tlon to busin*** nt all Urne?. ,'
??;<... Hon ol ? lalms in sontbw? t Virginia, a specialty.
[R. A, AVERS. - - JOS. L.KELLY.
LAW OFFICES IN AYERS BUILDING,
Bi*r Stone Cap, Va,
n. r. ?i'hoAki.u JR.
j[ j y. MI.I.ITT, Jit.
BULLITT & MCDOWELL,
; ATTORNEYS-?T-?W,
i Aver?" Building,
!;K, STONE GAP, VA
WiLLIAM K. SHELBY,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
Offlc? ii: Bank -f BI? St<>ne Gap,
Big Stono Gap, Virginia.
H. A. W. SKEEN,
ATTOR N E V-AT- LAW,
OHlre in Sbortt Building,
Si'j: Stono Gap, Virginia.
R. T. IRVINE,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
Oftic? i' Snnnnerfkdd Building, Wood Avenue,
Big Stono Gap. Virginia.
L. TURNER MAURY,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
Office in Aver*1 Building, Wood Avenue,
Big Stone Gap, Virginia.
WALTER E. ADDISON.
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
<>?>.? in Nickeis Building-;,
Big Stone Gap, Virginia.
w. K. Ul i. ? . I. I? lllMll, V l. K. M. I ! LTON, Wise C.II. Va
BURNS & FULTON,
ATTORNEYS- AT-LAW,
Counts :?I! is* II. Wi je and Dickeusoti Counties, and
Court of Appeals at WythcvilK?; Va.
f<\ T, nt'SCAX, >v. S. StATIIKWS.
Jones vi lie, Va. Big Stone Gap.
.tos. c m \ rxoit,
Big Stone tliip.
fDUNCAN, WATH'-WS^iMAYNOR,
ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW,
OHIci III Nil I ? Is Building, Wood Avenue,
Big Stone Gap, Virginia.
SCIosc All
ections atal Prompt Itcmitauce.
W. J. HORSLEY,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
Big Stone Gap, Virginia,
.W>o
Whitesburg, Ky.
?'?'' ?'" ''' '?to <.\dk"ctioii8and [.andTitles.
r.m. u.?KKRos,WiseC.H: w*. t. mii.lkr, Norton.
ALDERSON & MILLER,
ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW.
?rompt attention to all busiuessentrusted to us. Ad
dress either Wise C; Ii.. Va., or Norton, Va;
C. D. KUNKEL,
PHYSICIAN andSURGEON,
Big Stone Gap, Virginia,
ices tot he people of the city
[clalty.
S. W, THACKER,
IVIL ENGINEER AND
SURVEYOR,
Big Stono Gap, Virginia.
(% and Laud Work a Specialtr.
MALCOLM SMITH,
:IVIL ENGINEER AND
SURVEYOR.
Office Next to Post Office.
ddr< ss Bu.\ ?j.Vi
?'><' STONE GAP, VA.
S. D. HURD,
.ARCHITECT,
Sione Gap, Va.
LANS.
SPECIFICATIONS '
AND ESTIMATES
? ? ' HSi TU?itOUGH AND
Atti'iSTiC M VNNBR.
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*v' '""dab ;., i:V',"n ^?iuare. New York
>">; '.??? .Vp? r"'^'1 ;|'"I .'Kirkel re
rMby.? "Ablest editorials p??,.
j"-r,*it i,p?P?r. Uis a model bort?
?i?v.d..l ... . reading tlSl
PP??Iw?ti wide* mi.1 r .
, uv"" ''!M.in .ui<?l U' Iut^'????for Agent?,
An Ordinance.
To Authorize the Imhuc ?>f 830,000 Bond?
lor Street Improvement, Drainage,
B?UdtnjE Wrldsre? nnd Krectliig a l'ub
lle School-House and Gaol.
To the voters of the town of Big Stone
Gap: Notice is hereby given that an elec?
tion will he held on the Second day of
February, 1893 at the Council Chamber, in
Nickels "building; in the town of Big Stone
Gap, to ascertain whether a majority of
the voters of the town are in favor of the
issue of Bonds authorized by the following
Ordinance :
Skc, I. Bk it OnnAXSKU by the Council of
the town of Big Stone Gap that for the
purposes of street improvement, drainage,
sewerage, building bridges nnd erecting a
I Public school house and a gaol,there shail
be issued and sold fifty registered Coupon
Bonds of the town, of the denomination of
one thousand dollars eat://, tobe numbered
consecutively from one up to and inclu?
ding fifty, to be issued in one series, to
bear date on the first day of April one
thousand eight hundred and ninety-three
(18513), to be payable on the first dny
(if April one thousand nine hun?
dred and twenty-three (111:23), in
gold coin of the United States of
America of the present standard weight
and fineness, at the agency of the town in
the city of New York, State of New York,
with interest at the rate of five per centum
per annum, payable semi-annually in like
gold coin, at the said agency of the town
in the city of New York, on the first days
of April and October, in each and every
year, with coupons attached to each Bond,
representing the said semi-annual interest
due thereon at the respective interest
periods from date to maturity.
That in each year from and afte?"* the
first day of April oik; thousand ei^hf hun?
dred and ninety-three (1893), there shall
be levied and collected a sufficient sum to
pay the interest on said Bonds which will
have accrued up to the time such col?
lection can be made and disbursed, and
in addition thereto, such sum as may
be necessary to pay one and one-half
of Oiie per centum upon the
principal of all Bonds of the issue
which have been sold, and are still
due and outstanding, snail likewise be
levied, and collected, in each and every
year until the maturity of said Bunds, and
be paid into the sinking fund pursuant to
law.
Sec.2. Bk it further ordained that,
for the purpose of ascertaining whether a
majority of the voters of the town are in
favor of the issue of Bonds authorized by
the first section of this Ordinance, an
election shall be held on the Second day
of February, One Thousand Bight Hun?
dred and Ninety-three, (18113), at which
election all persons who reside within the)
corporate limits of the said town, and are
qualified to vote for mem hers of the Gen?
eral Assembly, may vote.
That W. C. Robinson, J. M. (Joodloe
and W. K. Shelby are hereby appointed j
Judges of the said election; and R. E.
Kennedy and S. C. Berry man are hereby
appointed Clerks of said election, which
shall be superintended and held; returns
made and certified; votes canvassed; re?
sults ascertained and made known, under
the same penalties, and subject to the
same regulations, as prescribed for gen?
eral and special elections under the Gen?
eral Election Laws of the State, except
Jhat the Judges and Clerks of Flection
shall return the Poll Books, and certify
the vote to the Council of the town; and
the vote shall be canvassed, and the result
ascertained and made known by said
Council. W. B. Kilbourn, the Registrar
for the town. is.hereby directed to lurnish
to the Judges and Clerks of Election, be?
fore the day of election, Poll Books pre?
pared pursuant to the Genera! Election
Laws otl the State, containing a list of all
persons who reside within the corporate
limits of the town, and are qualified to
vote for members of the General Assembly
at said elect ion.
The electors voting al said election,
who shall be in favor of the issue of said
Bonds shall deposit with the Judges of
Flection n ballot, upon which siiali be
[written or printed the words, "For the
issue of Bonds;" and such electors as are
opposed to the issue of said Bonds, shall
deposit with the Judges of Flection a
ballot upon which shall be written or
printed the words, "Against the issue of
Bonds."
Sec. 3. Bk it F?rth tit ordaixed that a
copy of this Ordinance, signed by the
Mayor and Recorder, shall be published
for four successive weeks in the Biu Stoxe
Gap Fost, a weekiy newspaper published
in the town of Big Stone Gap, preceded
by a notice, in the following words, "To
"the voters of the town of Big Stone Gap:
"Notice is hereby given that an election
"will be held on the Second day of Feb?
ruary, 1893, at the Council Chamber in
"Nickels building in the town cd' Big
"Stone tiap, to ascertain whether a ma?
jority of the voters of the town are in
"favor of the issue of Bonds authorized by
"the following Ordinance and a Copy of
"said notice ami ordinance shall also be
"posted by the Recorder in ten or more
"public places within the corporate limits
"of the town."
Skc. 4. Bk it further ordained that
the publisher of the Bk; Stoxe Gap Post
shall make affidavit of the publication of
the notice herein required, wliicli shall be
returned with the certificate of the Judges
and Clerks of Election; and said affidavit
and certificates, together with the result
of the election, as ascertained and de?
clared by the Council, shall be entered at
large upon the records of the town.
Skc. 5. Tins Ordinance shall be in
force and effect from its passage.
\V. T. HunoEXS, Mayor.
S. Ii. Jksskk. Recorder.
AKAI/YSIS
Taken from the three veins carried by the
two miles of IRON PROPERTY, on
the Louisville and Nashville Railroad,
now offered for sale bv
C, M. HARRIS.
Veinsi are 2, 2% and 3}4 feet. Red Fossil
Ore. Same veins are now being worked
profitable on a lease, short distance west of
tint property. Will sell in one mile sections,
at low price!
Terms?One half cash, ballance 12 months,
at 6%.
The Appalachian furnace at Big Stone Gap
is usiug same ore. ' Inquiries promptly an?
swered. Address,
C. M. HARRIS.
Box 29. Big Stoue Gap, Va.
1802 Presidential Plurality.
The following table gives the full vote
fur President in the different states of the
?Union as shown by the official returns.
The most striking feature of these figures
is the small increase of the total vote in
189)2 over that in 1888. Disregarding the
scattering and nondescript ballots, the
records during the last four Presidential
contests show these totals for the Re?
publican, Democratic, Prohibition and
Greenback, Labor or People's party as it
has been variously called: 1880,9,218,251;
1884, 10^052,706; 1888, 11,370,662; 1892,
12,028,008, as follows:
Status.
Alabama.: 1&8I38
Arkansas.| 87834
PnliforiiiM.: 117907
Colorado.'.
Connecticut.i 82595
Delaware.[ 18581
Florida.j 30143
Georgia.| 129386
Idaho.j.
Illinois. , 42414a
Indiana.262317
town.I 300408
Kansas.'.
Kentucky.1 175424
Louisiana.! 87922
.Maine.i 4S'U4j
Mary laud.: 113866
Massachusetts.1 170813
Michigan.} 2022??
Minnesota.i 100575
Mississippi.i 4'r2.'57
Missouri.; 2o73.".'i
Montana . 17534
NVhrnska. 2474?
Nevada.! 711
New Hampshire.j 42081
New .lersev.I 171042
New York.! 654908
North Carolina.' 132951
North Dakota.J 17">27
Ohio.I 40411."
Oregon. 14243
Fenusylvnnin.| 452084]
Rhode island.{ 24335
Sou h Carolina. 54698
9197, 85181
46974 11831
1177?G! 25226
38614j
77025
18077
239
133
7187
52H82I 1677
4025
8(16]
666 ;
.I 434?| 561
4H.'J0.r> 42039 988
879 10250 288
307325 20685! 24590
253929 22198! 13044
219373 20616] 6322
1572371 163111
135420
25332
62871
02636
202.S14
222708
122736
1406
220349]
18883
23503 '6335
3062
86805 82537,
28221 726 '
2045;
7061
3348i 7539
197921 20857
303981 14079
10256! 910
411021 4318
7250 517
292
903
1266
8131
:94.r,9
45658
156068
603459
100346
17527
405187
35002 26875i 2258
16430
44732I 2636
17300.
14852: 26012
South Dakota.
Tennessee.I 136477
Texan.I 23914S
Vermont.! 16325
Virginia...I 164058
1160111
27069j
13384
89071 34S25
99973
77475
37992
113217
Washington-.
29922 ?4401
West Virginia.I 84467; 80293
Wisconsin.i 17444S.! 170078
Wyoming.!.'.( 8376
8567; 25011
227' 1054
2410.
26382.
23622| 4856
996881 2165
1424
2681
24S7
2145
13045
539
12190
19264
4166
9S70
7586
Total?.15567990 5176611 Il02.j0001258347
This would make Cleveland's plurality
in the country .'{91,379. In this estimate,
though, the New York Evening Post,
credits the 8.">,18l votes cast for the un?
pledged electoral ticket in Alabama to
Weaver. This was the ticket endorsed by
the Republican Natiodal Committee, and,
if successful, the electors would have
voted for Harrison. Most authorities,
therefore, hold that these 85,000 votes
should be added to the Pepublicnn column
in figuring the popular plurality. A simi?
lar question affects about ">,<)()() votes in
Texas. These changes would make
Cleveland's plurality in round numbers
500,000.
."dines and Mining:.
[The Progressive South.]
Probably the greatest, source of wealth
of England has been the riches which
were obtained through mining. She was
greatly blessed by the rich deposits of
coal and iron ore, as well as several other
minerals. These not only employed labor
to mine (hem, but they were the basis of
manufacturers, the ptoducts of which sup?
plied the needs of commerce. The United
States far excels England in mineral de?
posits, and leads the world in the extent
and value of her mines; of which the
South is the more highly favored, its she '
has vaster stores, not only of coal and
iro*n, but of minerals of all descriptions
known to science except platinum. The
phosphate deposits of the South are the
most extensive in the world and are sup?
plying the greater part of that important
element of agricultural fertilizers which
is being used both in this country and
Europe. Rich deposits of mica are being
worked as well as being discovered. Suite
quarries are yielding their quota. Ochre
of the finest is being shipped North. Slate
is abundant: gray granite is iu inex?
haustible supply, and the best quality of
hrownstone abounds likewise; limestone,
cement and clays for all purposes for
which used and in quantities and quality
second to none. Gold is mined and pre?
cious stones found; salt and oil is being
pre-empted from (heir sources, and of the
latter there are indications of a liberal
supply. These and other minerals we ex?
pect to deal with in more detail in future
iss lie.
Duties of an Executor.
The first thing to be done with a will,
says a contributor to the American Flor?
ist, is to present it to the proper officer
for probate. That is, proof and accept?
ance as the last will and testament of the
deceased. Upon such prcsenta'io.n cita?
tions will be issued to the interested par?
ties to attend on a designated day and
file their objections if they have any. If I
none are filed it goes to probate, and you
receive a certificate setting forth that you
are one of the executors. But before this
can be done you must qualify, that is, ac?
cept the tust in writing.
As a general rule executors cannot be
compelled to give any bonds. It is to be
presumed that the tcstors reposed perfect
confidence In them. [Administrators be?
ing appointed by the court must give
bonds.]
You must not attempt to do any act in
your capacity of executor until the will is
probated.
The next thing after proving the will is
to ascertain how much personal property
the deceased left. This is done by means
of appraisers, two or more officers appoint?
ed by the probate judge, who make a list
of the personal property and set a valua?
tion opposite each item.
In making up an invatory, it is customu
ry to omit all heirlooms, such as family
pictures, medals, trophies, etc. These
may uot be sold to pay the debts of the
deceased.
We will suppose your inventory bus
been made. Now you know exactly what
property you have to accouut for. True,
some of the bonds, corporate shares, notes
of hand, due bills, chattel mortgages or
other evidences of debt may depreciate in
value through uo fault of yours. You are
only to be held responsible for aefcuai re
turns, hut you must have a voucher for
every item you expend, except passibly
small current, expenses may he set forth
without vouchers. In some states every j
item of $20 and above must have a vouch- i
An executor must regard all debts due
the decescd in the same light that he
would if they were his own, and he must j
proceed to reduce them to cash. But
there is one difference, he must not as in
his own business accept less than the face
of the note, bill, bond, etc., without the
permission of the court first obtained.
? The moment cash to any amount comes
into your hands, you should, if any way
practicable, proceed to put it where it will
draw in t?test, but this cannot always be
done.
It is customary to advertise for a cer?
tain length of time for claims against the
estate, and you may exact that each cred?
itor shall swear to the exactness of the
account presented. A careful executor
never pays any accouuts, except funeral
expenses, probate fees and posibly phy?
sician's charges at the last illness, until he
has advertised for six months and knows
exactly what his estate owes.
Some debts mutt lie paid in full, no
matter how the general indebteness may
suffer. For instance, debts due to the
United States, to the State, for taxes or
what-not. Then you must take up any
preferred liens, such as have a right to
foreclose. All liens are to be paid accord?
ing to priority in point of time. You will
need the services of an honest lawyer in a
matter of this kind. Finally you will be
faced by the general indebteness of the
deceased. If there be money enough all
must be paid; if not, then you must pay
pro rata.
It is always dangerous to make an ad?
vance to a legatee; unless you are certain
that the debts will not foot more than the
assets.
Bear in mind that an executor has no
right to make a promissory note, go on a
bond or incur any liability as executor.
If he does, he simply exceeds his powers
and becomes personally liable.
Upon settling up the cstaie you are en?
titled to a discharge. The court usually
appoints some one to go over your ac?
counts and make a report. The final de?
cree will authorize the payment of al'your
charges together with your commission
for handling the funds. This commission
is small. The duties of an executor arc
argely a labor of love in small estates.
From beginning to end make a practice
of keeping debit accounts.
Tne History of Cast Iren.
Cast-iron did not come into commercial
use before 1700, when Abraham Darby,
in intelligent mechanic, who had taken
some Dutch workmen to establish a brass
foundry in Bristol, Eng., conceived the
idea that iron might be substituted for
brass. This his workmen did not succeed
in doing, being probably too much preju?
diced in favor of the metal with which
they were best acquainted. A Welsh
shepherd boy, named John Thomas had
some tijic previous to that been received
by Abraham Darby into his workshop on
the recommendation of a distant relative.
While looking on during the experiments
of the Dutch workmen, he said to Darby
that he thought he "saw where they had
niissed it." He begged to be allowed to
try, and he and Darby remained alone in
I he workshop all night, struggling with
the refractory metal and imperfect molds.
The hours passed 0:1 and daylight appear?
ed, but neither would leave his task. Just
as the morning dawned, they succeeded in
casting an iron pot complete. The boy
entered into an sigreement with Darby to
serve him and keep I he secret. Although
enticed by offers of higher wages to leave
his master, he continued faithful, and
from 1701) to 1S28 the family of Thomas
were the confidential and valued agents of
the descendants of Abraham Darby. F01
more than a hundred years after that
night, in which Thomas and his master
succeeded in making an iron casting in a
mold of fine sand, contained in frames
and with air holes, the same process was
practiced and kept secret at Coalbrook
Dale with plugged keyholes and barred
doors.
Vulue ot a Trade.
Speaking of the value of learning a
trade A. D. l'entz in the Manufacturers'
Record says: Jfowj no matter what may
be the social development of the near fu?
ture, whether the present order of society
shall be conserved or a new order shall be
inaugurated, it is advisable that every boy
shall be able to support himself by his
hands, and do it as well as he can, by hav?
ing them trained to the greatest skill they
are capable of acquiring; for, if there be
no change in the order or classes of so?
ciety as they now exist, there may be
changes in the circumstances of the indi?
vidual, so that one who to-day adorns the
summit of the highest class in society
may next year disgrace the calling of a
beggar by a failure to make it support
'lim. This condition is of such frequent
occurrence that it may be said to stand
across the future of every man as rather
more than a possibility. Hence, if a man
were master of any modern trade no cir?
cumstance could fall upon him hard
enough to erqsh him. Therefore, a trade
should be considered a necessity to any
man in any condition. The trade to teach
a boy is often difficult to decide, but to
the right boy the machinists' trade is the
best, for in the future, if advance con?
tinues to be made on present lines, all
things will be made by machinery and all
workmen will either be machine makers
or machine tenders. A machine maker
must be very skillful, but a machine
tender may need but little skill and
may command inferior pay; hence, it is
fair to assume that the skilled machinist
will maintain his superiority Hereafter as
in the past. As an art machine building
has no equal; it rests solidly on the ne?
cessities of the human race; it exjends
above all other arts and demands of i
science its most perfect work.
Its iCaiiy Knouglt?Auybody Can Do It.
The Post's poetophonic.il machine is a
little out of "whack" this week, so a No. 3
enterprise sausage mill had to he used as
a substitute* and the following is what it
cranked off. In presenting this produc?
tion, it is thought advisable to warn all
young poets, seeking fame and fortune,
again?t the use of sausage-mill for the
production of poetry. Although it has
been almost universally used for this pur?
pose for ages, still, with the improved de?
vices for manufacturing sonnets, poems
land rythmatical productions the sausage
mill is no longer "in it," as it were. Its
rough teeth and grinders seriously bruise
and tear the delicate membraneous lin?
ings of a poem, while the outer sentimen
talistic coverings are turned out in pow?
erful bad shape, giving it the appearance
of a puter half dollar on which all the ba?
bies in the family have cut their first teeth
Again, we, repeat, young poet or poctes,
shun the deceptive sausage grinder as
you would the poisonous tarrantula:
Just got a press, some type and ink
A pencil and some paper,
Then sit right down and try to think
What's happened to your neighbor.
Hash up the local news,
Say Jim Smith's got a daughter;
Say old man Jones came in nnd paid
The editor a quarter.
5o, don't say that, just yet awhile,
You'll bustjvour reputation;
You're publishln* of a paper now,
And not in speculation.
Just say he said he'd bring to you
A load of hickory wood,
In payment for his paper,
If he found it so he could.
Say Sallic Grimes brought ill and lain
Upon our olllc- desk
The largest egg we ever saw
# Come from an old hen's nest
Bill .Snapp came into town to-day,
And filled himself with "juice,"
"His Honor" heard the case and said*
"Remove biin to the booae,"
Re sure in everything you write,
To always put it "we,1'
It makes the people think you're smart,
And boosts you up, you see.
Or if you use the singlar noun,
Then always put it "1,"
If Deacon Sprowls gets on a tare,
Just pass that local by.
Try to please the country 'round,
Don't leave out a man,
Tumble to this, pander to that,
You must do it if you can.
Say Billy Small will marry soon
The charming Annie Smoot,
A.id down the stream of life they'll go,
Hereafter in "cahoot."
2fo few will tell you that you must
Do this and that and 'lother,
And when you do just what they say,
They say you or'terdone the other.
They'll take your paper?every out?
Hut pay for it, they'll not,
And if you send a little dun,
Their paper they will .*top.
Don't dabble gmuch in politics,
Unless you know your "game,"
Ii Haney wants to run for clerk,
Then "work htm" all the same.
GJtc him a "puff," take in his ".stuff,"
And make him think you can
Impress it on the public's mind
That he's the very man.
I Bow, don't you *e>; the paper ,kbiz,"
I s only pUasant fun ;
It's tan with air and water
And takes but litilu "niiiti,"
A picnic ail the time for you,
A hashiu' up the news;
Ami "pie" three tint s a day you'll have,
if you should only choose.
Eight Men and Hoya to Swing From One
ISnllows Next Friday
Baltimohk, Md., Jan. 8.?Unless Gov.
Brown interposes the eight men and boys
convicted of murder of Dr. J. B. Hill will
be hanged at t'hestertown next Friday af?
ternoon. The work of constructing the
gallows began on Friday. It will be
tweuty feet long and eight feet high.
There will be four traps on each of which
will stand two persons. These traps will
be operated by a lever, and the drop will
be simultaneous. Gov. Brown has receiv?
ed a great many petitions for and against
executive clemency in five of the eight
cases on account of the youth of the con?
demned, it being represented that they are
mere boys, under 15years of age, and that
they were unwillingly present when the
crime was committed. Yesterday Gov.
Brown went to C.hestertown for the pur?
pose of seeing the prisoners and judge for
himself of their ages, intelligence and re?
sponsibility. The prisoners were all
brought before the Govorueronc at a time
and nearly all of them denied any knowl?
edge of the crime. Their confessions
made to justices of the peace and reputa?
ble witnesses, and the proven and undis?
puted facts in the trial were all forgotten,
and an absolute denial of everything is
the course adopted by these unhappy crea*
tures.
After the examination Gov. Brown said
this case was giving him more trouble
than any subject he has been called upon
to consider during his term; that he fully
recognized the horrors of the cold-blood?
ed murder of Dr. Hill and how unfortunate
it is for the State of Marvland and Kent
conuty that there are so many prisoners
whose execution is set to occur on one
day.
There seems to be a growing impression
that, should executive clemency be ex?
tended lu any of these cases, trouble may
be looked for.
Virginia's Ilalance She?t.
The annual report of Auditor of Public
Accounts Morton ifarye for the fiscal year
ending September 30th, 1892, shows that j
the amount on hand on October 1st, 1891, !
was $714,481.31; receipts from all sources!
during the year, $3,738,081.03; disburs
ments during the year, $3,350,123.32; bal?
ance on hand October 1st, 1892, $1,102,
957.71. In addition to these receipts
there were received from sureties of treas?
urers, under acts for their relief, bonds
of the state to the amount of $0,359.43,
According to the r*pori there are
3,372.58 miles of railronds and caualg In
Virginia; total value of roadways and
tracks or canal beds, $36,433,927; value of
depots, depot ground*} and lots, station
buildings aud fixtures, machine shops,
etc., $1,907,491.42; value of real estate not
included in the above,$1,570,778.48; vulue
of roliittg stock/etc., $10,354,080.60; value
of stores, etc., $4*23,070.96; value of tele?
graph Hues, $40,595.3*2; value of all thair
property, r?ial and personal, $51,453,575.67;
tax on real and personal property at 30
cents on the $100 for the support of the
government, $154,360.89; tux at ten cents
on the $100 for support of schools,
$51,453.63; net. income, $383,574.56; tax
on net income, $3,835.76; total tax, $209,
650.28; amount paid, $205,636.33.
The receipts from the oyster tax for the
year endiug September 30th, 1893, were
$15,236.04.
During the year $650.63 was paid to
volunteer soldiers tor guarding prisoners.
The total value of personal property in
the state, according to the report, is $95,
868,081, of which the whites own $92,525,
131 and the colored people own $3,342,950.
The value of personal property in
Richmond is $12,933,574, of, which the
whites own $12.786,622and the other ace
own $146,952. Manchester?total value,
$281,388, of which $265,115 nj owned, bv
the whites and $16,273 by the blacks.
Champion Corbett Want* Only '$75,000
to Slug Bruiser Mitchell'* Mat;.
Chicago, Jan. 8.?Tomorrow Champion
Corbett and his manager, W. A. Brady,
will meet the promoters of the Corbett
Theatrical and Pavilion Company. It is
likely that the great pugilist will, after
certain points relating to his financial end
in the scheme are smoothed over, sign a
contract to appear every day during the
World's Fair. Corbett is certain- that
Mitchell means business, and he is con?
fident that, after his term of Imprison?
ment expires, the Englishman will hasten
to America, and challenge him for the
championship. "You see," he said to a
reporter this evening, "Mitchell will have
to do something. He is not popular in
England, an> he is naturally anxious to
light me as the best man living. If he is
defeated in a long, hard fight his standing
will not be hurt and he can get on other
matches. Then he stands a show of win?
ning. The man who whips Mitchell will,
in my estimation, be the most popular
fighter in the country. If I had my way
I would prefer Jackson. It was with him
that I fought my first finish fight in a club,
and naturally I would prefer him; but,
looking at the matter from a business
standpoint, Mitchell is the man for me to
meet. I, as the champion, will demand a
purse of $75,000. If no club in the coun?
try will offer that amount I will, under
certain conditions, offer it myself. I will
give to, say, the Coney Island Athletic
Club, or the Olympic Club of New Orleans,
$25,000 as a gift, they to guarantee that
the fight will not be interfered with, and
I will then hang up a purse or $75,000 for
a fight between Mitchell and myself, the
winner to take $70,000; the loser $5,000.
For the $25,000, the club accepting the
proposilion is to turn over to me the entire
receipts of the house. I know that the
Coney Island Club can be fitted to hold
10,000 persons who will pay $20 for ad?
mission to see a tight between Mitchell
and myself. That would mean $200,000
as a starter. The sale of seats and boxes
ought to swell the total to at least $225,
000. Out of this I could pay the club
$25,000. and hand over the purse to
Mitchell, should he win, and still clear a
handsome sum. In addition to the purse
I would want to wager from $10,000 to
$15,000 on the side."
"
La Grippe.
During the prevalence of the Grippe the
past seasons it was a noticeable fact that those
wlio depended upon Dr. King's New Discovery,
not only had a speedy recovery, but escaped
all of the troublesome after effects of the
malady. This remedy seems to have a pecu?
liar power in effecting rapid cures not only in
cases of La Grippe, but in all Diseases of]
Throat, Chest and Lungs, and has cured cases
of Asthma and Hay Fover of long standing.
Try it and be convinced, It wont disappoint.
Free Trial Bottles nt S. L. Whitehead A Co.'s
Drug Store.
The .Southern Coal Trade.
[Ti,e Progressive South ]
The coal mines in the South have an
enlarged trade in coal this year, partly
because they have been enabled to get
possession of*tne market which has here?
tofore been "supplied by Pennsylvania
mines. Through co-operation of railroads
and river carriers the shipments of Ala?
bama coal to New Orleans has increased
three hundred per cent., or from about
50,000 tons to 150,000 tons. In addition
to this, points all along the Mississippi
river aro being supplied with southern
coal, which has hitherto been by Penn?
sylvania.
Iron manufactories and manufacturers
being well employed, are tuking large
quantities of coal, and the furnaces their
quota of coke, making the demand on the
whole very satisfactory,
CABANISS & CO.,
COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
Solicit Consignments of all Kinds of
Produce,
2STO, ?X OLD ?5TREET,
Petersburg, la., January 10thf 1S03.
Your attention id invited to the follow?
ing quotations of our market TO-DAY:
wHKAf-Good to Ch.uice* ,,,. 70 to 75
ctutjj?fiiwa. ;,u u,
o.vrs?Winter Seed,. -42 to 45
Spring,. 37 to 4?
riJOVK? Fine to Patent,.3 00 to 4 50
bcttxu?Choice Yellow,. 23 to 25
Prime,. 20 to 22
Common to good,. 14 u> 20
susDtUKS?Eggs, Fresh,. 22 to 24
Feathers prime n?w. 43 to 47
Irish Potatoes, per biihb . 751? H5
Sweet Potatoes, per bbl.2 25 to 2 50
Apples, Green, per bbl,,. .200 to 3 on
Onions, per bbi4,.,.2 50 to'3(ki
Dressed Turkeys. Gobiers, fat.per II.. it to 12
?Li ? '* Hen** fat* P**r . 1:0.114
Chickens, each aa to size,. "PS to Uti
Ditcks,.?. auto 30
Apples Dried, per lb,,,,,,,.,,. 4 to C
PeqctiP-, tybnl, peeled. ? to 12
White Beans, pur bus.I C5 to 3 (10
Cabbage, per crate.,.2 50 to 3 bo
Hatter, Kjjgs. Nice White Heau , and Dried Fruit,
oil inactive demand this week.
Vi vi.mi?Nice-stock in demand at fair prleei,.
Send Invoice Day of Shipment.
A new stock of linen loiter paprjw
ruled and unruled?just received. Call
nit the Post for neat job-work.
History of Our Navy,
jFrom tin? Annual Keport of the Secretary of Sa?y.)
On the 4tb of March, 1889, the fleet of
the United ?tate? Navy, apart from ft few
old ships long wAce^^bsoletc and fast
going to decay, consisted of three ruo'dym
steel vessels, of an aggregate tonnage of
7.803 tons, und mounting thirteen G-inch
and four 8-inch guns, the forgings 'for
which last, as well us the shaft ing'forlH?*
vessels, had been purchased abroad, as
they could not be mudc in this country.
These vessels were the following:
"Name. I Ton*. Commtftsionod.
Dolphin.I 1,485 IVc.8, 1883.
Atlanta.! 3,18? Julyl9,18S6.
Bostou.J 3,180 May 3, 1887.
D^ttig tl/c present administration the
following vessels will l\ay.Q by en added-to
the navv:
Name.
Chicago...
Yorktowu.
Petrel.
Charleston
Haiti more.
Cashing.
Tons
4,500
1,700
81w
4.040 '
4,G00
II?
Vesuvius.i 930
Philadelphia.! ,4324
San Francisco.: 1,083
Newark.i 4,083
1,700
1,700
3.9S0
83S
1,050
4 i:<o
s'isa
2.000
2,000
Concord.
Benuiugtnn...
Miantonomoh
Bancroft.
Mathias.
Monterey_
New York_
Detroit.
Montgomery..
Cummi&roiiodi
April 17, 1880
April 23, 1880
Dec. 10, 1880
Dee. 26, 1880
Jan. 7, isuu
April 22, 1890
June 7, 1890
July 28. 1890
Nov. 15, 1800
Feb. 2, 1891
Feb.. 14,; 1891.
June 20, 1881
Oct. 27, 1891
Dec. 20, 1092
Jan. 10, 1803
Jan. 10, 1893
Jan. 31, 1893
Jan. 31, 1893
Feh. 28, 1893
This makes a total of nineteen vessels
of the new navy put in commission during
this administration, of an.aggregatc ton?
nage of 54,832 tons, mounting altogether
two 12-mcli, six 10-ineh, sixteen 8-inch,
and eighty-two 6-inch guns, all of which,
with the exceptiou of five of the earliest,
have been manufactured in this country.
Three new steel tugs have been construc?
ted and put into service during this
period.
There arc also under construction the
following vessels, on which rapid progress
is being maflc:
Name Tons]
Oregon. 10.200:
Indiana..'./...-, .t 10,2tkr
Massachusetts ... 10,20<j|
Columbia. 7,350i
Minneapolis.. 7,350j
Main.-. 0,048:
Texas. 0,300i
Puritan. 0,000;
Olympia. 5,.ri00.
Name. Tons.
Amphltrlte. 3,990
Monaduock. 3,990
Terror. 3,990
Cincinnati. 3,183
Raleigh. 3,183
Kam. 2,183
Marblehead. 2,000
Casthic. 1,050
Torpedo No. 2_ 120
This makes eighteen vessels in progress
of construction and certain to bo com?
pleted, should their armor be delivered,
within the next year, of an agregatc ton
uage of 93,497 tons, and mounting alto?
gether twelve I3-inch,six 12-inch, sixeten
10-inch , thirty 8-inch, thirty-two 6-incb,
thirty-eight 5-iuch and thirty-four 4-inch
guns, all of which have been or are to be
manufactured in this oountrv.
Heal Estate Values.
I The Trader. 1
Considerable interest having been
manifested as to the comparative prices
of real estate in different cities, a highly
es|ee,rtvcd . St.' Paul correspondent* has
favored'Ais with a communication on the '
subject, from which we take the follow?
ing facts. He takes as example six
cities not diifcriug widely in size, except
in one instance, of which he gives the
population:
Buffalo.283,000
Detroit.....250,000
Milwaukee.%.204,000
Denver.,..,..150,000
St. Paul'..*. 50,000
Sioux City.\:\. 50,000
And the reprcsentive prices of property
in each as best business lots in:
Buifalo......$3,700. per front foot
Detroit'.'.'.'...'._'.' 2,720 44 u *?
Milwaukee. 2,500 44 44 44
Denver.. : .. 4,000 44 44 ?
St. Paul. 1,200 " M "
Sioux City. 1,500 44 14 44
Best resideuce lots in:
Buffalo.$ 400 per front foot
Detroit. 600? 44 " 44
Milwaukoo. 300 44 14 "
Denver. 20 0 4 4 4 4 44
St. Paul. 200 44 44 41
Sioux City. 70 44 44
Ft will be observed that no extraordi
nary disparity is shown in prices of busi?
ness property, when population is con?
sidered, except that Sioux City values
seem extravagantly high. The figure*
differ widely, a9 to residence property;
Sioux City becoming modest, Detroit
mild and St. Paul conservative. The
topography of Denver will probably never
permit residence property to become very
high there, because of the wide expanse
of country similar in character in its sub?
urban districts.
The most reniaTkpble' disparity, how?
ever, is in the pnices of acreage property
near these cities. For 'brevity's sake we
will take only that between tho four and
five mile limit of which tho figures given,
arc:
Near Buffalo.$3,000 per acre
Near Detroit.. 3,400' 44 44
Near Wilwaukec. 1,200 44 44
Near St. Paul. 150 44 44
The unexpected transformations of
acreage property from garden farms into
city lots, and the causes operating to pro
jduce them, arc curious studies in city
building. This has always been the pro?
lific sourcefof sudden fortunes in growiug
cities, and far more so recently tbftu
hitherto. Electric railways afford quick
and clteap transit, and diffuse a given
population over a wide area. With en?
larged means and cultivated tastes, men
care to go out further, get larger grounds
and indulge their several tastes. More
railways come into the city, and each has
its station* and shops a little way out.
tu* location of a new college, the estab?
lishment of a new industry, or the build
of a uow street railway, make new centres
o; poplatlon and occasion magical changes
its values.
Ik you have anything to sell you are
a!must sui t: to find a purchaser by adver?
tising in the column* of the Post.

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