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ffpc^T^ VA;- THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1893,
Professional Cnnl?.
Jonesville, Virginia.
?ok t. j.?c**?. ?ico. m.a*!?!cmw.
Oute City; Va. JoncavlIIc, \ a.
CKSON & blankenship,
Jonesville, Virginia.
romM ntn-nt*?? given '? biwlnw at ?II time*.
rriJ.'nof clainiMii? UthweiM Virginia, I specialty.
Big Stono Cap, Va,
r. biiaitt, ju. ?? c- h'noAru^ j?.
bullitt & McDowell,
??Building, BIO STONE CAP, VA
Office In Sbortt Building,
Big Stone Gap, Virginia.
He In 8umni*rnVM BnlMIng, Wood Avenue,
Big Stone Cap. Virginia.
Office tn Avers" I'.uililingi Wood Avenue,
Big Stone Gap, Virginia.
i ilDi i in Sickels Buildings,
Big Stono Gap, Virginia.
. nriiNs, I/clmnoii, Va. r.. m. fci.tox, Wise C.H. Va.
?i kts :?Russell, ami Dlckenson Comities, ami
rt of Appeals al Wytlievllle, Va.
t. Iil'uns', ve. S. matiikw8, jos. C. MAYNOIt,
lesville, Va. Rig Stone Gap. Pig Stone Cap.
Office In Nickels Rullding, Wood Avenue,
Big Stone Gap, Virginia.
e Attention to Col led ions and Prompt Remllance.
Big Stone Gap, Virginia,
Whitesburg, Ky.
rial attention given lo Collections and Ijind Titles.
m.pkr*ox, UlseC. II. w.t. nimjck, Norton.
apt attention to nil huslliess entrusted to us. Ad
ijrrss ejlher \V|sc ('. |j' y.a., ?r Norton, Va.
Big Stone Gap, Virginia,
rs Ids pnifesslon.nl services to the people of the city
und vicinity.
N. H. REEVE, M. D.
ffice: Main Si. Bristol, Term.
v1l engineer and
Big Stone Gap, Virginia.
City ami Lam] Work a Specialty.
fice Next to Post Office.
?ig Stone Gapi'Va,
s. ~~
W Estate & Investment
? ^nuow Hotel tmf?
Stone Gap, Va.
Cat! On them for Nice Fresh Canr
dies. Raisins, Flare, Fancy Cooklngf
Material and all kinds of Family
Supplies. Full line of Country Pro?
duce always on hand. (vlnttSm)
Big; Stone Cap, Va.
W. C. Harrington, Prop'tr.
Thoroughly Equipped with all
Modern improvements and
Electric Light and Gall-bell In Every Room.
Bill of Fare Excelled by None.
Large and Convenient Sample-room.
Special Attention to Traveling Salesmen.
Heated Throughout by Steam. .
Polite Serrants. - - Rate, $2,58.
central hotel.
W, H, HORTON, Prop'r.
Clean and Well Furnished
Rooms, Good Table and;
Polite Attention.
Special Kates to Drummers ami Regular Boarders.
Porters Meet AH Trains.
Boarding House,
Tearl Si., Big Stone flap. Va.
Tab e Supplied with Best the Mar?
ket Affords.
Ratkc :?fl.90.per.<lajv fl.QO per week, f 15.00 per
W. Y, i H. F, HUD6ENS,
Big Stone Cap, va.
" ALL KIXQS ffjs'
Dime In first-class style and atlow prices. Contracts
from a distance solicited. Estimates, promptly given
oil all work Iii this line. Shop between Wyundotte
and I'carl.
C, I K. H. SPMDi?,
Bai lp bhS,
B(g Stone Gap, v - Virginia,
Sausage and Other Meats
Alwavs on Hand at
W.C.Thompson's jVieat Market,
East Fifth Street, in Collier Building.
To secure a copy of the Big Stone
(Jan Post's
Send Four Cents for Postage, E?c.
pf|ice, Room 'No. 6, Central Hotel.
Hill be at Rig Stone Gap the 3d Monday In each
in*liOi. Parties desiring his services should'make
engagements ou that day or succeeding days during
the wwk.
Stationery and
Wail Paper.
Just Received.
For Sale.
Some good tracts of Coal and Ttruhet
Land?, Some splendid bargains in Town
Lot*, Improved Property, Stocky Bond?,
etc. Apply to R. M. IIakiux, office in Jn
tcrmunt hotel building, Bfc Stone Gap
[Tb ie Counties of lee, Scott
Her Early and Often.
Husband, Show Your Wife That She is Still
Your Sweetheart, and That Yon Think
- Hone the Less of Her Because
She Was Induced to
Marry You
* ' -.-_
Vote for Her und See That Slje Get* Thia
Fine Instrument.
"On"exhibition, in the show-window of |
S. L.. Whitehead & Co's drug store, can
be seen the handsome $30.00 Guitar that
is now offered, and will be given to tho
most popular lady In Lee, Scott, Wise or
Lctchcr county, Ky., by the Bi? Stone
Gap Post.
The plan is this: In the twelve issues
of the Post, from No. 9 to No. 80, inclu?
sive, will appear a ticket in the following
As the Most Popular Lady
in the Counties of Lee,
Scott and Wise, Va., and
Leteher, Kentucky.
Name J._.m._.
P. 0.
? put this ticket out, fill in with the name
of the lady you wish to vote for, sign your
name and soud it to the Bi<; Sto^e. Gap
Post. These tlokots will be filed away,
and preserved till Tuesday, April 25th,
.1893, when they will be carefully counted
by the follpwin^.comiP-ilte.ejL.^H.^-.E..J?ttI=.
litt, Cashier Bank of Big Stone Gap; W.
A. McDowell, President Appalachian
Bank; J. K. Taggart, Gcn'l Sup't Virginia
Coal k Iron Co.; who will, on that
date award the instrument to the lady re?
ceiving tho largest number of votes. A
list will be published each week, giving a
correct showing of the vote as it stauda.
Copies of the Post containing these
tickets will be sold at five cents per copy.
Parties wishing to buy tickets in quantity
can secure them of the Post at the follow
rate: /
In lots of 25 at 4 f each.
i4 it ti ? rjQ. tt 3 '* M
it i? ti jot) " 2k?'1 "
;j ? v. ? H \<
In purchasing tickets in lots of 35 or
more it wlH only be neoessary to fill out
one of them, paste it on an envelope, en?
close the balance ia the envelope, seal
and send to the Post.
City Council Meeting.
Last Friday night, in response to a call
by Mayor Hungens, a full board of city
trustees met at Council chamber for
the purpose of1 elect hig ? board of sinking
fund commissioners, whose duty it shall
be to take charge of and properly handle
the sinking fund of the city as it may be
created by the sale of any portion or all of
the $50,000 city bonds voted on by the
citizens on the 2nd in sr.
Recorder Jesece called the vote, and
the following trustees answerded:
Mull ins, Evaus, Kennedy, Taylor, Ba?
ker, Goodloe
?rThe following gentlemen were placed in
nomination for members of the sinking
fuiroi sommtesjon: It. A. Ayers, H .H. Bui
litt, W. A. McDowell, W. W. Nickels, W
T. Goodloe; J.K, Tag^arr.
There bejiig s['x haibes placed ijV nom?
ination and only four members to be
elected, a vote was taken, which showed
the following result: .
Aycrs 6, McDowell 6, Goodloe 5, Nick?
els 4, Bullitt 2, Tagga'rt 1.
McDowell, Ayers,- Goodloo and Nickels
were declaed declared.
In was made the duty of the commis?
sion, to ?ef up and,arraflge Q propeT, Ian*
gu?gc the form of bonds fo be issued and
also.to negotiate sale of said bonds.
The following allowances were made to
cover expenses of holding city bond elec?
tion: \\U tlM i?'
W. S. Palmer, $5.00; J, .31. Goodloe,
C^Hol.instjn', $5.00.
clerks. .
Ii. E. Kennedy, $5.00; C. E. Spaulding,
?r^iQ.wiflg allowances inade to pay.--sal a;
ries^flcity otTicials fo'dato;
s ''WMtfnftpfTiiK); Evans, $7,501-Kennedy ,
'llnTTaylor,$t.50; Baker,* '$2.50; Goodloe,
$7.50; Mayor Eudgens,- Recorder
oral- inquiries were read from dif-{
ferent bau king and trust companies in re- j
gavd to the nature of the bonds, condition
of the town, etc.
: ;On motion conncil;adjpurued.
Skxo 50 cenrs to S, U. Jeseee,Big Stone
'Gap, Ta., and you "will receive by return
mail af-?uc photographic view of the won
dorful-.8tMoo6 ice'pvranud, formed at this*}
Tea Lives Lost, -Ma e Captafn o? tbc Luckless
Ship Ilekiiff AmcBf the Kambcr.
London, Feb. 11.?The Allftia steamship,
Pomeranian, from Glasgow*, January 27,
via Movillr, fot^ New York, las returned
to Greenock in distress, after Laving met
j with one of the most fatal Occidents that
has occurred to a trans-Atlantic steamer
for many years. The Fcmeranian is at
present lying outside of the harbor at
Greenock. A strong uorihwesterly gale
is blowing and this renders it dangerous
for small boats to approach her. It has
been learned, however, that the disaster
occurred when the steamer was out 1,150
miles. The Pomeranian encountered
boisterous weather immediately leaving
port, but- thought that the wind would
very soon blow itself out, and with every?
thing in shipshape no fears were.enteT
taiued. Instead of abating the ggje in<
creased in severity until tb$ day of- the
disaster. The 4th of February dawned
with the wind raging and a tremendously
high sea running. . The hafcihes were bat?
tened down and covered with tarpaulins,
ventilators wore turned to leeward and
every precaution dictated by good seaman*
ship had been taken to prevent water get'
ting below.
Suddenly a tremendous fl?i reared its
crest a short distance ahead of the steamer
as she plunged down a wave. Before she
could rise the sea oamo over the starboard
bow and tons of green water rushed aft
Almost at the same time a falling wave
astern pooped tho steamer. The deck
saloon, chart-house, the bridge and the
boats were smashed to plcoes nnd partly
washed overboard. The deck was covered
with nn almost inextricable mass of wreck?
age and the ulmost confusion reigned.
At first the full extent of the disaster
was not known until the steamer began to
lay off before the wind and sea, and it was
at once seen that the quartermaster had
been carried away. Two sailors sprang
to the wheel, and soqn put the steamer on
her course, Then it was found that Capt,
Dalzicl, the roaster of the stoamer, was
missing. He bad been last seen standing
on the lee sldo of the steamer in consulta?
tion with a saloon passenger named John
Stewart, of Glasgow. They had lroth been
caught by the sea that came'ovcr the stern
and dashed against the dcclcjiousc. They
were then carried with terrific force and
jammed beneath the after steam winces.
Capt: Daniel's legs were broken and he
sustained internal injuries. He was care?
fully removed to his room and everything
possible done for him,*but he died the
next morning. Mr, Stewards legs wore
also broken, and ho sustained other in
juries from tfie effeofs of which he died in
a few hours.
At the time of the accident the second
officerj, John Cook, had watch. He
was on the bridge with J^hn Hamilton,
the fourth officer, and bqjh, qf tliem were
Carrie^ overboard and drowned.
In the saloon deck-house, when the sea
broke over the deck, where James Gibson
and Lillian Gibson, of Dalkeith, and Jane
CatTrcy, of Londonderry, all first oab
In passengers. They were carried over
the side and not afterward seen. David
Forbes, of Dundee, a second cabin passen?
ger, and James Prichnrd and Fred West
bury, stewards, were also lost in the same
manner. It it supposed that Prichnrd and
Westbury were engaged in, attending to
the wants of t^e, passengers in the saloon
dcqk-house when the structure was wash?
ed away. This made the number of those
oarried overboard ten, with two others fa
tally Injurled. " e>~
For a time the utmost consternation
prevailed, but this gave way to a feeling
of sadness when it was found that so many
lives had been lost.
The disaster occurred so suddenly and
the sea did its fatal work with such
rapidity that the survivors did not at first
realize the full extent of the misfortune..!
With Capt. Dalziel fatally injured and
unconscious iu his cabin, the duties of j
commander developed upon the first officer.
When the chart-room was carried away
the chart sextant and quadrants?in fact,
everything absolutely cssgfsp.tiul to the
navigation of the ship went with it. Tlie
first officer called the remaining officor to
a consultation, and it was decided to put
about and return to Greenock. This was
at once done and without any instruments
with which-to make observations the voy?
age had to be made entirely .by dead reqk
oning and was therefore u,ee,easairly slow';
The.names of the quartermasters lost
were Peter McLean and William Urqu
haTdt:- -; r *J {*
New Ydrk Sub-Treasury Not jR4?pen?Zent
na Dunks.
Washington, Feb. 9<?Secretary Foster,
of the treasury department was shown a
published statement this, morning ^hat
had it not been that several banks in New
York Oify bad supplied the treasury de
partmcnt with gold last week to meet the
demand for foreign shipment there would
have been a dearth of gold in the sub-treas?
ury at New york.
r 'Mr. Foster did not wish to say anything
on the subject, other than that be bad
employed no special or unusual means to
obtain gold from the banks. About the
further exportation of gold this week he
would sav nothing. At present the treas?
ury holds $7,500,90 b? free
rangemcnts have been perfecJeflXv wpjob
gold cap be secured for the $8,000,000 le?
gal tenders on hand! Some $8,000,000
more legal tenders will be available for.
this purpose within the next few days, & In
the opinion of-the treasury officials, even
if the constant drain contiues the treason
rv gold c?a be. kept .up. to $12,000,00,0 or
$15,000,000 of free gold.
? ? *
Old Doctor JDrammoiid,
After years of patient study and experiment
has given to the world a preparation which is
anAbsolute cure for every form of Rhumatism.
Ask your druggist for it j and do not take any?
thing else, for nothing else is as good. If your
druggist has not got U, write to the Drura
j mond Medicine Co., 48-50 ^aideo. I^ne,1?6w
York, and tbuy w?teeod you fail particulars
and testimonials of wonderful euro:, together
with 8peoiuLiaBt?ucfious. 'Agen$sji||rJ
Poor Billy Allen Pulls the
Terrible Accident on the South
Atlantic and Ohio..
L. M. Pettljohn, Fireman, and A. C.
Parker, Section Boss Seri?
ously Injured.
Last Monday, about 12 o'clock, a terri?
ble accident occurred on the South At?
lantic and Ohio railroad, at the deep side
slate fill, about 21)0 yards cast of the high
trestle near Hortou's Summit, and 19
miles from Big Stone Gap.
Little did Billy Alien, the popular engi?
neer, think, as he fondly kissed his wife
and told her good-bye, preparatory to
making his fatal run, that for the last
time he was turning away never again Jto
gaxe upon the face that for years had shed
a halo of sunshine around his life; but so
the fates bad fixed it.
As his engine, No. 9, pulling Captain
Milt Rush's freight train, No. 5, coming
toward Big Stone Gap, ran on to the deep
side-fill on the side of the mountain at
the point above stated, the wet, muddy
earth under the track gave way under the
weight of the engiue, allowing the track
to slip down the side of the fill, carrying
the engine and two coal cars along with it,
Almost as quick as lightning the en?
gine dropped over on her side and tumbled
down the embankment, a distance of about
forty feet from the road-bed, where its
ponderous weight partially imbedded it
in the soft earth and kept it from being
precipitated to the bottom of the fill, a
distance of fully 150 feet.
In the engine were: Engineer Wm.
Allen, Fireman L, M. Pettijohn and Sec
ctionirbos8 A. C. Parker. The engineer
was on his scat- as his engine went over
and no opportunity was given to jump.
He had his right leg caught under the
engine, and was held there for about two
hours before sufficient assistance could
be secured to get him out. His right leg
was crushed to pieces just above the
ankle joint, while he was badly cut and
bruised at many places on his body, bc?
sides being badly burped and scalded from
th,e .escaping stoam.
Fireman Pettijohn was thrown from the
cab as the engine went over, and landed
at the bottom of the fill, about 150 foot
below. He was right seriously, but not
fatally injured In his fall; the soft mud
protecting him very much as he went down
over the embankment.
Section-boss Parker had one of his feet,
caught under the engine, and was held
there for some time, thoroughly enveloped
In hot steam. He. had on a pair of gum
boots, and in his struggles to release him?
self, he managed to pull his pinioned foot
from the gum boot and made his escape.
After the accident the wounded wore
brought tq (hlf?old, about four miles this
side of the soeno of the accident. Dr*.
Kunkel and Kelly, of this place, were
summoned and arrived there about. 3
o'clock p. m. Dr. Butler was also sent
out from Bristol. ?
After an examination, the physicians
found ttjat if- Engineer Allen's life was
saved, it was necessary that his right foot
be amputated immediately. They at once
set \(\ work to administer chloroform, but
finding their patient too weak to survive
It, they were compelled to give up the
undertaking, and turned their attention
to rendering temporary relief sp far as
The patient never regained full con?
sciousness after the physician* arrived,
and at 2:20 o'clock Tuesday morning the
life of the popular and genial Billy Allen
was no more.
He had been a trusty and reliable em?
ployee of the S. A. &0. road since some
time in 1887. He came on the road and
accepted a position as fireman, from whjph
position he was promote^ \o that of en?
gineer. He w.a.8 a Mason, Odd Fellow,
Knight of Honor and was a member of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
He carried not less than $5,000 life in?
surance. He leaves a broken-hearted
widow to mourn his sad ending,
Mr. Parker's injuries are considered o^
a very serious nature, bu,{ his pbyiilclans
have t:op.e.a of hia rooovery. He is badly
1 soalled from his waist down to his feet.
A Post man visited the scene of the ac?
cident Tuesday morning. The damage to
t*he railroad company will amount to sev?
eral thousand dollars. The hwey en?
gine lies partially qn her back and side
about forty feet below the road-bed, with
the cab and many other parts smashed to
After the accident the officials did all in
their power to relieve the sufferings of the
unfortunate victims. Work was also im?
mediately commenced to repair the track,
and by 2 o'clock Tuesday morning it was
.ready for trains to safely pass over.
? ? .
?A Small Fire.
Ye8tcrday_morningt-?bout 3 o'clock, the
fire alarm was sounded, aud the fire com?
pany promptly responded. The burning
building proved to be Stewart Kane's
barber shop, a email frame b^ildjajj
located on Clinton ayeu.ue^ cast of Jgast
$jfth street, The fire is supposed to have
originated from the explosion of a kero?
sene lamp, which Stewart was In the
habit of leaving burning in his shop all
night. The loss falls heavy on Stewart,
?s nothing was saved from the fire. The
building was of the cheap box order, and
did not cost, possibly, over $100. It be?
longed to W. E. Harris.
The wreck of the building, as it now
Stands, goes to show the superior facilities
the town has for controlling a fire. T^en.
;tbo water was turnc^ on, tns building ^aa
alraosfc consumed, but before it could
finish its work of destruction the fire was
entirely extinguished, leaving only the
charred hull standing.
( Post's R*jjnUr Correspondent.) '
Washington, Feb. 13, 1893.
Editor Post:
President Harrison has officially recog?
nized the Hawaii Commissioners and in?
timated to them that he favored annexe
tiou, and in a few days probably this
week, be will send a message to Congress
recommending the necessary legislation,
with certain conditions, to l>c detailed in
his message. While many Congressmen
believe that Miniser Stevens acted entire?
ly too hastily in establishing a protector
ate without instructions, the prepon
derancc of Congressional opinion seems
to be that outright annexation, Or pro?
gressive annexation; that is, a continu?
ance for a given period to be followcd.by
annexation, is now necessary, in order ix>
maintain the National honor, which 1*3, of
course, the first thought of every Congress?
man, however much they may differ as'to
The settlement depends upon -President
elect Cleveland. If he informs the lead?
ers of his party that he intends calling an
early extra session of Congress this mat-:
ter will probably be allowed to go over,
but such will hardly be the result of mere
rumors of an extra session, believed by
many to have been started for no other
pupose than to influence votes on the sil?
ver question, which was settled for the
session last week. If Congress will not
meet again before next December, there is
little doubt that President Harrison's
recommendation will be promptly acttd
upon. One gentlemen who is on terms of
intimacy with Mr. Cleveland told me that
his impression was that Mr. Cleveland
would be pleased to see this Hawaiian
business finally disposed of at. this ses?
sion, as he expects to have enough domes?
tic problems to fully occupy his time fori
sometime after his inauguration. Therq
Is good logic in this view of it too. . '
Now that the reports of both the Sen*
ate and House committees which inyestij
gated the Homestead strike and the em?
ployment of Pinkertou's men in labor
troubles generally have been made the
futility of expeoting any prononuced conf
greasiaual legislation on the subject is
apparent. Tha House Committee's report^
?there are three of them?contain,, no
recommendation of value and the report
of the Senate committee, which reads
like it might have been written' by a
pohool boy who had just received two
licking, one from the teacher and (lie oth?
er from his father, is no better. It con?
sists of nine conclusions which" the eom
Rl . *
mittee arrived at, and those conclusions
wobble between the two sides of the ques?
tion finally winding up with the doubt
whether Congress has any right.to legisi
latc on the subjecF,~ and"pleadmg #>r ar?
bitration. It i9 a fact -well wmrwn.-ih
. ? ? ? f
Washington if not at their honics, that
the average Congressman, be he Senator
or Represenattye, while always ready tp
make a buncombe speeech on the Tabop
question, is afraid to commit himself t?;
decisive legislation on the subject:' ' I
The House has adopted amendments to
the legislative and executive Appropriat?
ion bill, providing for eight hours worjc'
a day by the clerks in the Departments,:
reducing their anuuwl leave wjth pay from"
30 to 15 days a year, and prohibiting 'the
closing of any Department on account ok*
the death of an ex-official. It is consid?
ered very doubtful whether any of these
amendments, except possibly the last on?i,
will get through the Senate. The samp;
bill ha3 another amendment?a good one
too?abolishing Congressional funerals at
public expense.
It is estimated that the propose^
amendments to the Pension lawsrnow-hej
ing discussed by the House, would if ttfey
became laws save about $30,000,000 a year. I
They provide for transferring the.pension I
office from the Interior to> the War Depart?
ment and, pkoiug H in charge of . Army
ofreers; also, for suspending pensions
paid to those having an annual income of
$600 or more, to widows who were n?tm?ri
ried within five years from the clos6"of the
war, and, except in case of total dfs?fe?Mh
ty, to alieu non-residents. These amend?
ments may possiblj got through ^tlio
House, but there ia no probability of theiV
being adopted by the Senate as at pres?
ent constituted. V*,..
The mountain would not come to Ma*
hornet, so Mahomet will go to.the moun?
tain. The Panama Inve&tlgatlng^cqmraitj-:
tee, the members of which sensibly;
changed their minds about holding a -star
chamber investigation, had so much troub?
le about getting witnesses wanted to come |
here and testify that if leiOor Sew"York,
to-day, where it will e'ndeaYor to get a<
look at the books and to get the testiwb-i
ny of the bankers who handle the money.
Later the comjuitte will probably go to J
Indiana to take ex-Secretary Thotnpsbn's j
testimony. I
, Notwithstanding the report that he
would be selected, the unofficial announce- j
menfc that Judge Gresham bacUbeon real?
ly selected to be Mr. Cleveland's Secreta?
ry of State created a 'sensation, in W["psJfc- J
ton. His personal fitness is acknowledge^
by all but there is considerable q'uiet
"kicking"- batog done by democratic Con-1
gr-essmon, They do not thiuk-th,fi-Judge
[i? a democrat, and, by the way, hp isu'i;]
but be will make a good SecVeter?ialalhe.|
i The Guitar Contest.
As will be Been below,, thi'Iquiestd for
the elegant $30.00 guitar, offered by the
Post to the most popular ylatt^ >**rf^*p
married or single, in the counties of Wisa*
Lee-and Scott, Va., and Letches K!y.t has
opened up. Some owe will gefctbfartfne
iii6tru.ra.eut, and now is the time jto^shjow*
your lady friends whether you appreciate
their friendship or 'not.* S Steisl first page,
for full explanation. ,
The following votes have been sent in.
up to date oftlija iasue ;
Wt* UUk B. GwlIoev% Siosw GajK ' ' j 26. ' '
A Rumored Deal, "
That the Norfolk and Western
_ Will Go into KnoxvlUe .
Over the Louisville and Nashville.
. \ , via Biff Stone Cap.
The following is taken 'from the Knox
ville Sentinel of the 13fch :
"President Kimball, General Manager
Sands and Chief Engineer Coe, of the
Norfolk and "Western railroad, arrived In
the ctty.llits morning over the Camber*
lend Gap road. The Norfolk and Western
has for years been endeavoring to get
into Knoxvillc.'. When Mr? J. C. Lutrell
was Mayor the Norfolk and Western bad
engineers at work with this end in view,
but,nothing came of it. It is rumored a
deal-ig on foot which, if accomplished,
will let. the Norfolk and Western into
Knoxvillc, coming from Norton, Vn., via
Big Stone Gap to Cumberland Gap, and
thence into Knoxvillc over the Knoxvillc,
Cumberland Gap and Louisville."
The Boiler Works.
A communication from the party who ?
has been negotiating with parties here
looking to the location of a boiler-works
at this place says ho has becu very sick
for several weeks, which has prevented
him from, coming here and definitely
arranging the matter. Saya he is now
improving, and will come as soon as he (e
*ble to stand the trip.
?- sX
Xuesday night th&Big Stone Gap Cor?
net Baud was reorganized, with the fol?
lowing members:
' W. Sv Palmer and J. M. Goodloo, first
and second E flats; S. L. Whitehead aud
C.-M. Harris, first and second B fiats; W.
? Beverly and W. T. Goodloe, first and
second alto; R. L. Brown and F. A. Sulli?
van, first and second tenors; W. M. McEl
Wee, lfaritone;?Buxton, baas; S. R.
Jesaec, bass drum; Orio Evane, snare
To the Ice Fountain at Big Stone Gap, V?.
Majestic and* graceful, robed In spotless white,
Emblem of parity, dazzling mortal sight.
Towering til oft, 'midst nature's silent scene,
Thou proudly 'dlsplayest tby gorgeous sheen.
Grim frost, Inflicting, with a freo hand, cold death,
Adds but to thy yljor by its icy breath,
And biting winds, in vain, upon thee do blow.
For firmly thou standest, in-mnntle of snow.
'Mid cascades'of silver, by day and by night, ^
In 'blackuess or darkness,In Sun's golden light,
Thy splendor, more sparkling than diamonds, doth
' shine,
.Proclaiming, 'Too hand.that made thee is Divine.'
Thy form ami thy beauty, alike, us command,
, In thy presence, with silent rapture, to stand,
And!, in language sublime, to re a hns we've unrrod,
Tlwu'iporntwtltfcfrom Nature to Nature's God. .
Wm. Wallis.
? rti! _____
Tho Collins Circulating: Library.
Mr.Thoa. J. Collins, manager of tho ^
Collins Circulating JLibrary, arrived Fri
'day and'piace'd the circul?ling library in
tbc Knnds of DrV W. 0. Shelton, at-his
drug store. The books will be moved in?
to.Dr, Kelly's drag store as soon as the
doctor gets into his new place of business.
Mr. Collins' representative placed 160
shares'with 'the citizens of the Gap when
here several wdeks ag?. This gives the
library 160 volumes made up of the works
of different;popular, writers, composed of
history, classical works, science, historic,
novels, etc.
This is aomcting that should receive the
patronage and encouragement of our best
people, as it gives them- a first-class cir?
culating library at a very nominal cost.
If It were any one else but "Lot-1 then
of course the Post, would say Mr. So and
So; bu,t wouldn't it sound, funny and a
little olf to call him Mr. W. S. Lotspclch?
rrtig'ht;' people wouldn't recognise tho
name; but' when, the name1 of "Lot/ris>
mentioned in southwest Virginia, almost
ttves-y man, woman and child, and even
some of tho more respectable dogs, begin
to look around und "listen" for that okS
familiar "smile" and reach out for that
old "canvassed-ham" of his for a hearty
shake. "Lot. 'was nere Monday, singing
thai same old song with which, for eleven*
lbn& years, he has charmed the merchants
of this section, entitled, "Best Groceries
and Lowest Prices,'/ written by Hazen &
Lotehpeicb, Knoxville, Tcnn^and render'
ed in perfection: by the-only *f Lot-*" ,
, . -' ' l.. ? I.
? I?. -v.. i ? ? ' . TjJ ? ., .. ? (i j
In a Hurry. ??? .
v!j4$osx ??1** tn? ?cnial and ever
bappyjDr.Prank.liudsey Monday morn?
ing ^ be awjang 'round the corner of
Wyapdotte and East Fifth, and addressed
;hjm aSsfOjllows: , ,
"Hollo, Dock; where'a tho fire? What's
tlu{ roatte^with you no how, and' where'er
"Say,/s?ep to one side, please," bo
tresthtegRly remarked. "I've Jost heard
from" one of my ' best-paying patients, and
Icar* lie's improving, and I'm afraid halt
.get.ou^of bed before.I get there. ? Please
ilotme Pa?3;** *
[ * ***Well, wait a m'f'nutc. Any news oifany
ipoVt^nca you can'furnish a pencil shuv
>"Iio,,*wtbin/?,more than I juat met*
mau d^wn ^erej^rout of Trinity chureb,
who approached mo and asked if I was Dr.
Lipdsey, and I* told him of all of whom I
waif whfeh.' He asked me if I eonld care
an* ol d womali 'of ;ea' neW of the face, which
[had entirely estsn her noae off and a. part,
.of her cheek, I told him J didn't think
I could. He then asked me in case I ga.ro
her the' best medical attention in my pbw
er/dfu*'* thinkl couid; prolong the \ffilt>t
?l^Wi'l wae'tfttisfiedt
could not. Se^bkn said: *Ilivci dowitria
^eeounfef, .?nd &e . old *o^:>";"OT
J mo hejr rfgU away. "
f ?*$6& ^as^d'oa;: wiih- tfc& nwatffealte.
oflrftthirigfag U<> ?m :-fs^m*l?Ss:' ?3it:Q?' iikft. tt?Mr

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