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Y?8 Big Stone ?ap post.
C^M^Harris, Editor and Manager.
TIUTUkiuY, january 12,1808.
Tvkmh or Sj:n?OBinrio?:
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What About It?
Wkm,, gentlemen of Wine, what
have you to say in regard to tho cub
tnrc of tobacco in this region ho
naturally adapted to this industry?
The Post has,, several times, brought
the matter to your notice, and has
published several articles on the sub?
ject from men who are recognized
Now, while this i? addressed to tho
people-of Wise, still it is more strictly
intended for tlie citizens of ISig Stone
Gap. Everything that is accomp?
lished must have a beginning?a
start, and to have a start, it is neces?
sary to have some one to start it.
Have you. as a business man of
Big Stone (jfap, ever given this sub?
ject a moment's thought? Has it
ever occurred to you what a wonder?
ful addition to the business of the
town it would be to have as many as,
say one hundred farmers within a
ratlins <?}' twenty miles around us,
producing an average of two acres of
tobacco each, with a warehouse estab?
lished here? This can all be done
with but little effort.
Let an organization be formed
among the business men of the town,
and set in motion this-industry that
will be worth many thousands of
dollars to the farmers surrounding
the place, and give new life to the
business of the town. Then, in a
short while, we will have tobacco
warehouses, factories, etc,, that will
add to our wealth and growth in
various ways. Any quantity of to?
bacco seed can be procured by applica?
tion to M( ssrs.W. W. NickelH & Co.,
of this |>lnee, and arrangements of a
liberal nature can be made with any
of the large land companies for land
on which to raise the crop.
If an organization can be affected
among the business men of the town
looking to the introduction and en?
couragement of this industry, let
them go :it it in a business-like way,
and the Post suggests that the orga?
nization, or tobacco association, as
it might be termed, employ an
experienced tobacco-raiser to go
through the country and instruct our
farmers as to the proper manner of
cultivating the crop. A plan of this
kind would cost but little and would
be i* sure way of getting the people
started right.
Come, whoop up, some of you
business men of the place; call a
meeting at City Hall one night next
week and see what can be done.
United States Senator.
The next Legislature of Virginia
will elect a man to be Hon. John W.
Daniel's colleague in the Senate of
the United States. It is a question
of no little importance to both State
and nation, as to the man who will
be selected to (ill tho most exalted
position in the gift of the people of
this, or any other State. Prominent
among the many statesmen who are
worthy and well qualified to become
a member of the greatest Legislation
body on eartii, stands the Hon. G, T.
O'Forral, who is uquestionably the
most brilliant and aggressive, as well
as the greatest leader, among the
Virginia representatives in Congress.
In facf he is one of the strongest
men on the Democratic side.
His loyalty to the principles of the
Democratic party is unquestioned,
his ability is unsurpassed, and being
in full sympathy with the incoming
administration lie would fill the posi?
tion as no other man in the State of
Virginia, '1 no Democracy of south?
west Virginia will stand in a solid
phalanx for O'Forrall for United
States Senator and iron. H. A. Avers
for Goyorner.
Tjo Electoral Vote.
The disputed elector in Oregon has
been settled in favor of Weaver, and
the Post is now able to give its read?
ers the figures of the electoral vote
as Congress will declare it on the
second Wednesday of February.
They are as follows:
WhoSe ii?nnl?cr.441
Necessary l*> ;> choice.
tit over Oiev<;!aii'i.27<?
Jien ja min Ibm-ison.144
James W. Weavur.'Mi
Cleveland's majority.108
The striking feature ofthiselec-l
*vus the division of the electoral ^
if a number of States, This j
|se in California, Oregon,!
Michigan, in the first
ttes it was the popularity or
lack of it of electoral candidates.
Michigan chose her electors by dis?
tricts, and consequently split her
Xore About the New County.
The Post is gla-1 to note the fact
that considerable -?;>terest'has mani?
fested itself among the people in the
boundary as hid out in its recent ar?
ticle on the subject of the formation
of a new county, with Big .Stone
Gap as the county seat.
Below is given a boundary line for
the new county, an suggested by Mr.
?T. P. Wolfe, which is slightly
changed from that given in the Post's
first article. Mr. Wolfe is, no doubt,
as well posted in regard to the geo?
graphical location of this section aw
any man living in it, and at the close
of his suggested lines he gives his
reasons for the changes made:
"Beginning at Camp Hock, on top of
Powell' s mountain, and on the Scott
county line, thence a straight line to the
top of High Knob; thence with the main
j top of the mountain a northwest cournc
to Litt'e Stone Gap; thence a straight
line to the mouth ot Beng's Branch, and
with the meanders of Powell's river to a
point opposite the end of Roger's Ridge,
and with the top of said mountain to the
Kentucky ll'.c; thence with the said line
westward!? to a point opposite Green
Hill in Lee county: thence southwardly
including Yocum Station aud Stickley
ville to the top of Powell's mountain on
the Scott county line, and with the top
of said mountain and said line eastward) v
to the Kane Gap; thenc: a southeast ward
ly course to the head of the Devil's Race
Path, including Duflield; thence due east
to Stock creek anu up said creek with
meanders to its fork; thence up the main
Stock creek to its head on the county
line between Wise and Scott, thence with
the top of Powell's mountain and said line
eastward!)- to the beginning.
"The above territory will cover (>U0
square miles and leave the other counties
in good shape. Pcnuiugton Gap could
not be included without doing injustice
to Lee count)-. The proposed county
would be in better shape to include Pat
tonsville, but it would greatly disfigure
Scott county. A portion of Scott county
could be tak?n in on the south side of Pow?
ell's mountain as far east as Patrick Ha?
gau'? and still leave enough territory for
that county.
i4The proposed county would lose several
important places in this change, but we
would hold the following; Upper and
lower Crab Orchard, Turkey Cove, Yocum
Station and Stickleyville in Lee county,
and Dufficld in Scott county, and Hig
Stone Gap and Coke City in Wise
The Post also takes pleasure in
giving space to communications from
Mr. L. M. Wade, of Turkey Cove,
and Mr. das. K. P. Legg, of Crab
Tuiikkv, Cove, Lke Co., Va.
January 7, 1893.
Editor Post: I have read your article
concerning the formation of a new county
to be formed from territory taken from
the counties of Lee, Scott and Wise, sind,
after studying the matter over,l am highly
in favor of it. The boundary lines sug
gested by you, 1 am sure, would leave Lee
county her necessary and requisite popu?
lation aud territory. I live twenty-one
miles from my county scat, which makes
it very inconvenient for me in my duties
us deputy sheriff of Lee. 1 have been
talking the matter among my friends and
neighbors, and we have been discussing
tho great disadvantages we now labor
under in reaching our court house to at?
tend to legal business. We all realize
the great advantage it would be to us to
have this new county formed, with Big
Stone Gap as its capital. in addition to
the great advantage of having our county
seat within easy reach, such a move
would also give us a near home market
for all of our farm products. 1 think the
majority of the voters of this district
would be in favor of the new county.
Hoping to hear more favorable news in
connection with this important matter
from other sources, and giving three
cheers for the Big Stone Gap Post, I sub?
scribe myself. Very respectfully,
L. 31. Wams.
Ckab Okchaup, Ya., Jan. 4, 1S!)3.
Editor Posi:?Your proposition pub?
lished in the Post of Dec. '2U, concerning
the formation of a new county meets with
my approval. I have long thought the j
boundary you described should be formed
into a new county with the county scat at
j tho city of Big Stone Gap long before the
city of Big Stone Gap was formed and
before any railways were talked of. My?
self and many others have talked of this
same boundary aud 1 believe we voted on
it once since the late war, but were de?
feated. We should at once proceed to get
this very important measure before the
people. This improvement in our section
would help to build tin this surrounding
vicinity more than anything we could
reasonably do at this time. This region
and county would be far in advance of any
county in the state in minerals. The
tine coals, iron, Ihnestone and fire-proof
clay and timber can not be surpassed,
according to the area or boundary, in
America; and 1 believe it would beat the
world today in richness. The fine, pure,
running spring* and oreeks and rivers of
pure water; its healthy climate, mild win?
ters and temperate dampness or rain-fall
in spring, summer aud tall, cxcells any
section of its size known to history. This
section, if properly managed in agriculture
and mining and fruit growing of every
variety, irom the laigest npplo to the
smallest berry, cauiw.t be surpassed in
tUv world. Stock ruisiug?horses, entile,
sheep and hog??, iu fact nearly every kind
of slock?does well here.
Here (he natural Garden of Eden?the
next thing vo a Patadisc?rcan be formed,
j We have everything here desirable to the
{wants of man, if the improvements are
Jmade. Here is the pure, coid streams of
; clear, running water tho year around. It
is a true (act that iu this section at no
lime in the year would any farmer be
obliged-to shift his property on account
of scarcity of wuter. Ott an average of
forty acres to the field, I have plenty of
we$tf r ?t ail tiuit* of the year for all my
Block. To crcry eight acres on my furm
of 500 ?eres there is n sufficiency of water
for all the stock that could graise on that
number of acres. This cannot be said
after we get thirty miles each way from
this nection. Water seems to be a great
deficiency to Kentucky and Tennessee and
the great west. We arc also surrounded
by natural outlets for railways here, viz:
We have a natural cut for a railway from
Pineville, Ky., np Cumberland river to
Harlan C. H., and up Clover Fork, with
but one small tunnel to be made through
Little Black mountain to Big Stone Gap,
or to mouth of Pigeon creek at Double
Tunnel. Another natural cut for a rail?
way is from PehriiiigfoV's .Gap yj through
the Pocket and Crab Orchard to Double
Tunnel, at Rig Stone Gap. and a natural
cut made by every creek in the Pocket and
Crab Orchard to every coal vein ami hank
in this great coal region with veins from
two to seven feet thick, visible in every
creek, branch and hollow in this country.
The completion of railways as above would
make Big Stone Gap the Garden spot of
the earth; the travelers rest: the paradise
of this earth. James K. P. Leuu,
City Bond Question.
Bio Stoxo Gap, .Ian. 7. ISM.
Editor Post:?That public improve?
ment are de-irable?are needed?in this
town nobody will deny. That $50,000,
the amount specilicd in the proposed
ordinance, advertised in your last issue,
is none too much tor the purposes named,
I freely admit, and, if the measure is car?
ried, shall willingly pay my part of the
aunuat assessment of $3,:25() which it will
l'kovioeu WK get the WOltTII OV the money.
On this point we are as yet wholly in
the dark, and 1 call upon you to cnl'ghtcn
us, as far as possible. We may read in
your paper, it is true, a statement that we
will have a ''school building, to (Mist
$15,000; city hall and jail, $10,000," but
there is nothing in the ordinance to that
effect. On the contrary, these are the
last things named in thai document, and,
if much street improvement, drainage,
sewerage and bridge building ibdone lifrt,
there will be little left for oilier purposes.
It is, perhaps, unfortunate thai we are
not to be given at. opportunity for voting
on the items of expenditure separately,
but since it is not to beso. it is fitting
that each one of those ? ho will have a
voice in the expenditure of the money
should publish his views as to the appor?
tionment of the amount to be obtained.
What will this amount be? Does ..ny
body know? Should one vote blindly in
favor of the ordinance, trusting that it
will come out. right, because the money is
needed. It appears that we are asked to
do this.
A man must be on the verge of ruin if
he borrows money without counting the
cost of it. If we must pay 50 per cent for
'placing" the bonds it is better that the
ordinance should not be passed. If but 5
per cent, the cost is not too high; but, be?
fore 1 vote for the ordinance, I would like
to know how the money will be spent.
'Turn on the light," Air. Editor. Yours
truly, James M. lionet:.
Jn reply to Mr. Hodge's inquiry
the Post would merely remind him of
the fact that the money derived from
the sale of these bonds, should the
ordinance cany, will be in the hands
of and under the control of our city
government, than whom there is no
more careful, honest or capable set of
men to be found anywhere than goes
to make up this body. The exact
amount to be used in the different
ways mentioned have not been defi?
nitely fixed, but it is understood
among the different couucilmcn and
Mayor, and the people of the town
that the $50,000 shall be divided up
about as follows:
School Building.$18,000
City Jail. 3,500
Bridge Building. 7,000
Sewerage. 5,000
Street Improvement. 10,000
The ordinance was drawn and
framed in strict compliance with the
statutes of the state by the best legal
minds of the town and carefully con?
sidered in every particular liefere it
was acted upon by the council.
It is estimated that the bonds can
be sold so as to net the town 85 cents
on the dollar, thus realizing $4:2,500
from their sale.
The Blucfield Journal is out in an
able article advocating the claims of
Judge S. C. Graham; of Tazewell
I county, for appointment to the Judge
| ship of the Court of Appeals: Judge
Graham is an able, vigorous and
conscientious man, and. should he
receive the appointment, would grace
the position with honor: The men?
tion of his name as an applicant for
this position has brought about many
favorable comments from tue press of
the state.
U. S. Official 1'oKtul Gnlcte Just Received,
The report of the PoMuiaster-Geiieral states that
over $2,OOU,(M)0 in checks, drafts :?ii<t niAfiey, reached
the dead-letter office during the past year through
improper luhlrr^jug. Probably double this sum has
been U?a iliwittth tMn.v? junl nccidc!U>re?altiiigtroni
carelessness hi mailing ami correspondence. To re?
duce these errors to a minimum, the (Jovernient
issues Tiik. U.vm:i> Status Okfj iai. Postal Ucjok,
In a? uiinmii number published in January, ami
monthly supliments, a book of JK!ti pages, containing
three clastdled list ? of the CS,Mu post ofll.es in the
Uniou,t<?gcther with postal rulesmn] mail regulations.
Every merchant, wholesale ?lealer ami profcslonal
man hnviiig corresjKUidenc, will ?ud the Ociijk iu
dispea.-ible. It is also of great assist a ace to Uiwyi re,
orinters and others in translating illegible writing.
No establishment where care and accuracy are ob?
served as rules, is complete without It. The price ct
the Genus in paper is |2.00 ; in cloth, $2..r>0.
G t ines can be obtained fr^m t he publisher, <iv.'ivv,;
K. lawiKR, 1215 Filbert Street; Plnladelp; la, h? or
his authorized agent, Mr. S. 12. Je*see ass't, P. M.,
in our Post Office.
Strength and Health.
If vou are pot feeling strong and healthv,
try Electric Bitters.' If "La Grippe" has left
vou weak and weary, use Electric Bitters.
This remedy acts directly on Liver, Stomach
and Kidneys,jreutl.v aiding those organs to
perform their functions If you are afflicted
with Sick Headache, you will tind speedy and
permanent relief by taking Electric Bitters.
One trial will convince you that this is the
remedy vou need. Largo bottles unly 50e> at
S. L. Whitekead h Co/s Drug Store,
176 & 178 Gay Street, Knoxville, Tenn.
Cutlery. Axes, Nails, Locks, Hinges, Tools, Horse and Mule
Shoes, &c, &c.
Genuine Oliver Chilled Plows, Syacuse Hillside Plows, Brown's
Double Shovel Plows, Cider Mills, Straw Cutters, Lawn
Mowers, Corn Shellers, Hay Forks, Scythes, Cradle and
Snaths, Barbed Wire, Etc., Etc.
Dynamite, Blasting: Powder, Steel, Iron, Shovels, Picks, Mat?
tocks, Scrapers, Sledge and Drill Hammers, Biacksmith Tools
Wheelbarrows, Etc.
Parker's Shot Guns, Remmlngton, Baker and English Shot
Guns, Winchester and Colt's Rifles, Loaded Stiells, Rifle
Powder, Shot, Lead, Fish Hooks and Lines, Fishing;
Rods, Etc,
Sash, Doors and Blinds, Rubber and Leather Belting:, Circular
Saws, Window Glass , Fire-proof Safes. Wire Screen Doors and
Window Frames, Paper Bags. Etc.
Buggies. Phastons, Carriages, Spring Wagons, Mountain Hacks,
Mitchell Farm Wagons, Two Wheel Carts.
Send for Catalogue and prices
Special attention given to orders by mail. We respectfully solicit
I your Patronage.
176 and 178 Gay St., KNOXVILLE, TENN.
Appalachian Bank
w. a. McDowell, President. authorized capital $100,000.
Incorporated under the Laws of State of Virginia.
Does a General Banking Business.
Draws Drafts Direct on all the Principal Cities of the World.
K. J. Bii;i?, jk. .1. F. Hci.i.itt, ju. J. SI. g00d1.0k. J. n. F. Mills.
II. C.Mc Dou ki.i., ju. E. M. Fultox. C W.Evaxs. B. T. Ikvixk.
W. A. McOoivkll.
Depository of the County of Wise and the town of Big Stond
Gap, Virginia.
Temporary Quarters, Opposite Post Office. BIG STONE GAP, VA.
Capital, $50,000.00
Incorporated under Virginia State Laws.
Does a General Banking Business.
W. H. NICKELS, rresi.knt. H. II. RULLITT, Cashier.
IV?, M. .McKi.wKK, Teller.
C. A. Tracy.
A. W. Tracy.
? 9
Office Corner Shawnee Ave. and E. 5th St.
Agents for Fay's Manilla Building Paper.
The very best grades always kept In stock, which I sell in quantities
ranging from a bar glass up to within a gill of five gallons. Parties
purchasing in quantity will get benefit of lowest possible price.
"When you want a jjood drink always jjiy? me a fall, ami yon will never leave ?iJnupp?diited. Mexxr*.
Slcnip ??? Hagl.ir?the gentlemen to be found ImJjIiiiI nry bar?will always treat you courteousij*, and net
that you have polite attention.
1 have recently purchased over l.OOO gallons of Fine North Carolina
Whiskies gnd Brandies, Bar open from 5 a. m. to 1 a. m.
Exporter of Walnut Logs* Lumber,
! Write for Prices, naming your Kailroad rate of Freight
i from shipping points to Norfolk and Baltimore.
I ?_
)' -:
dT. WOLFE ?fe oo>*
Wood Avenue, in Ayers Building:,
?Exclusive Dealers in?
Calf on us when In need of anything in the Hardware iine.
Estimates Given. Contracts Taken
General Jobbing", Fine Work and S
Fittings a Specialty.
ZZZZ fuming, Scroll Sawing. Jtc, U?U< to U
Shop on Wood Avenue, near the fnti ri
[ Two beds of Coking Coal, each one over six feet thick, making as
Coke as is produced in the United States, will be mined and coked within
three miles of tin* town. Two beds of <!as and Steam Coal,each ovei
feet thick, and a bed of Cannel Coal underlies the same territory.
Two reliable beds of Red Fossil lion, one carrying 4S per cehi lr< n. ;n
a large deposi! <>i" Uriskany ore, carrying 52 per cent Iron, underlie
part the town site, and thousands of acres on lines of S. A. & 0. I! I!
and L. & N. R. K. _ _
The most valuable area of virgin forests, of Walnut, Hickory, Oak, Ul
Yellow Poplar (white wood), Hindi, Hemlock and Chestnut Oak, in th
United States, immediately tributary to the town.
Supplied by two rapid rivers flowing around the town. Waterworks,
piping from an elevation 895 feet above the town site, now in t?]
Concentration of railroads at this point inevitable. South Atlantic .v
Ohio now completed from Bristol, Tenn., and Louisville <fc Nashville ? :
pjetcd from Louisville, Kentucky. Several other roads now under con?
Cheap Fuel-Cheap Raw Material.--Cheap Transportation,
An $800,000 Iron Plant nearly completed.
Five hundred Coke Ovens to be bnilt at once.
Electric Light, Street Railway, Good Hotels, etc., etc.
Manufacturers wanted. Substantial inducements held out.
Lots will be sold at schedule rates. Reductions to builders.
Prices of lots in Plat No. 5, range from $50 to $1,000 per lot.
Big Stone (!ap, Va.
R. A. Ayers. Pres't.
J. K- Taggart, V. Pres't.
A. ?. Eaton, Superlntend'nt.
(ii:.m ?. i Okkjckh I'.Ki Stoxn <i AI", V.\.
A transfer line for freight and passenger business
between the Soul!t Vtlnulic & Ohio ami Louisville &
Xnchvillu Itallroadx and the furnaces of the Aopn
lach inn Steel Iron ('<>.
Trains leave Lhu [nterniont and Central hotels at)
follow k :
For i.. A X. train, going ea*t. R:30 a. in.
?* " '? ?? west. 7 :?n p. in.
k* S. A.& C. train, going south. 9:00 a. m.
14 ?? ?? u '* .12:15 p. in.
For further Information regarding freight and
passenger trsiilic, apply t<>
VV. C. Harrington. Sec,
Interumnl Hotel, 15m Stonk Cap. Va.
Bi<; Stone GAr, Va., Caed No. 20, Decem
12, 1892.
Trains Knut.
No. 2 leaves 9:29 a. m.; arrives at Bris?
tol 12:3.') p. in. No. 4 leaves 12:30 p. m.;
( arrives ?t I>i i^!.>l l p. m.
Trains Went.
No. 1leaves 8:45 a. m.; No. 3 leaves
5:45 p. in.
Nus. '2 auil 1 connect with the N.& W;.,
and B. T. V. & G., at Bristol. No. I
connects with ilic L. & N., at Double
Tunnel. Ens tern standard time.
L. A. I'kiciiakd, Agent.
S3 STOE noTWp,
Best Calf Slice in the world for the price.
w. L. DOUglaS elioas ore sold ?v?xy\?ne*e.
Everybody should wear thorn. It !a a duty
700 ovo yourself to got the boot value fox
your mosey. Economize In y our footwear by
poiobaaiug VV. L. DouglasShces.-w^oh
roprssent tue teat value et tue prtcea ad
verttsed above, as thousands can leatliy.
49*Take No Substitute, .??
Beware of fraud. Nona gsauiae without W.L.
Douglas name and prieo etampea oa boitoci. Loolc
fox- IS when yon buy.
W. I? Doa-jlaa, JUocfcton* KSold by
P.?r KaJo Uy JOHN M. WILLIS & CO.,
Biff Stone Gap, Va., and IS. U. Ol'LDsf,
Keiften, Va,
Terms Strictly Cash.
Office and Yard on Wood A .
near IntermontHol'
I *i <L? Stone V:i.
Ripans Tabules are com?
pounded from a prescript: a
used for years by well-known
!)hysicians and endorsed I y
eading medical authorities
everywhere. In tiie Tabules
the standard ingredients are
presented in a form that i-.
becoming the fashion wi?J
modern physicians and modem
patients everywhere.
Ripans Tabules act gently but
promptly upon the liver, stomach
intestines: cure habitual constipati ?*..
dispel colds, headaches and fevers.
One Tabule taken at the first symt>
toms of a return of indigestion, < ?
depression of spirits, will remove
whole difficulty within an hour.
Persons in need of the Kipans 1 th?
oles will find the gross pack:
most economical to buy. It is also
in convenient form to divide up
among friends. The above picture
represents a quarter gross box, s? Id
for 75 cents. A sin$e bottle can be
had for 15 cents.
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