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=====:r:^^^ WISETOTNTC'v?., THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1893. ~~ NO. 14.
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i()L. I.
l?rofc**!tftml Card?.
|a. l. pridemore,
?T() R N EY-AT-LAW,
Hjonesviilc, Virginia.
. MOS,
city, v>
,., .. n M.tMtKNSIMP,
JoUCiVllIO, Va.
BS0N & BLANKENSHIP,
pX)KNKYS-AT-LAW,
lonesville, Virginia.
. ;,? landnes* at all tlinas.
. . it Virginia, n specialty.
I RS. - - JOS. L.KELLY.
frFICES W AYERS BUILDING,
Bi^ Stone Cap. Va,
:? i iTIIOAKIX, Jit.
it, )??
litt & McDowell,
OKNEYS-AT-LAW,
ItIO STONE CAP, VA
llding
If I I. A. VV. SKEEN,
ORNEY AT-LAW,
j, >i,..,it Building,
Stono Gap, Virginia.
\\. T. IRVINE,
OP NEY AT-LAW.
v..: Avenue,
Stone Cap. Virginia.
turner maury,
ORNEY-AT-LAW.
|? '... . !? liltliiig, Wood Avenue,
Storni Gap, Virginia.
LTE^J E. addison.
'ORNEY-AT-LAW.
Ofllce V Sickels Bulldlue,?, k
Stone Gap, Virginia.
i v/u. i h.h I.to.h, Wise CIL Va.
lURNS & fulton,
:ORNEYS-AT-LAW,
-IIm-.-;'. Wl ? md l)icken*ou Counties, and
l.-.iU nl '?? vtlievllle, Va.
1^5 w s, mm.i.ws, JOS. V. MAVSoa,
\'n. Iii? Stone Cap. Big Stone Gap.
,N. M ATM EWS & M AYNOR,
?ORNEYS-AT-LAW,
in Nil i. In Itiiilding, w..od Avenne,
Stono Gap, Virginia.
jjti .ii I? i-rtioori and I'ronipl Keinltauca.
W. J. HORSLEY,
_ 'ORNEY-AT-LAW,
|j| Stonr: Gap, Virginia,
R Whitesburg, Ky.
? ? - ;nd LindTitle?.
, v,.-. r II. tv.T.Mii.i.KK, Xortou.
PERSON & iVIILLER,
tfoKNKYS AT-LAW.
ration in all business entrusted to us. Ad
|l(liri M : - r. 11 . V?., .a Norton, V*.
C. D. KUNKEL,
ICIANax., SURGEON,
Stone Gap, Virginia,
}*?''?" ? i"i d si-rvices to the people of tha cltj
and rlciliilv.
I. H. REEVE. M. D.
its Diseases of women
EXCLUSIVELY.
Main St. Bristol,Tenn.
1. W. THACKER,
ENGINEER AND
SURVEYOR,
Stone Gap, Virginia.
?""I Laud Work a Special!v.
IALCOLM siviith,
ENGINEER AND
Je Next to Post Office.
Mil STONE GA.*, VA.
S. ?. HURD,
CH1TECT,
lig Stone Gap, Va.
BfeciFlCATlONS
g. AND ESTIMATES
? EXKCI l ! " 'N A THOROUGH AND
m AUTISTIC to VXXEIL
Instate & Investment
"deriuoiii Hotel Building,
Stone Gap, Va.
?HAMILTON,
SON, Phip.
?M> TKNX.
M. C. ELY.
attorney-at-law,
Turkey Cove, Lee Co., Vat
DR.J.C. PRUNER,
DENTIST,
Office, Room No. 9. Central Hotel.
(Kill bu at Hig Stoue Gap the 3d Moa?ay lu ??ch
tu<mth. I'arilo* dasirlng Ids ?ervlce* should make
?ugagetuo:iU on that duy or succc? Aug days daring
DON'T FAIL
To secure a copy of the Big Stone
(Jap Post's
Bi? ILLUSTRATED PREMIUM LIST
?a nd
CATALOGUE. v
Send Four Cents for Postage, Etc.
BICKLEY,
?THK-?
FANCY GROCERS
AND
Confectioners.
Call On them for Nice Fresh Can?
dles, Raisins, Figs, Fancy Cooking
Material and all kinds of Family
SuppJIesV Full lino of Country Pro?
duce always on hand. (viuTiaai)
ITheIntermont.
Big Stone Gap, Va.
W, C. Harrington, Prop'tr.
Thoroughly Equipped with all
^Modern improvements and
Conveniences.
IkMs Light and Call-bell in Emy Room.
Bill of Fare Excelled by None.
Larjo und Convenient Sample-room.
Special Attention to Traveling Salcsm?u.
Heated Throughout by Steam.
Polite Servants. - - Rate, $2.50,
CENTRAL HOTEL.
W. H. HORTON, PropT.
[Clean and Well Furnished
Rooms, Good Table and
1 Polite Attention.
JirvKii il !:*!<??> to Drummer* *ml Uuyular BoanWo.
Porters Meet All Trains.
I. T. TAYLOR'S
Boarding House,
Poarl St., Ki? tfton?G?p. Va.
Tab e Supplied with Best the Mar?
ket Affords.
Katm :?$1.00 p?r day, ft.GO por w?dc, flft.G* p?r
inoatk,
Tol p. mmu,
Big: Stone Gap, va.
ALL KINDS OF
ROOTING, GUTTERING,
AND SHEET-fRON WORK
Don? In flrst-clai?* style and nt low prict's. Contract*
from a AiMance aolicited. Kstituatsa promptly ^iv?>n
nt all w?rk i? tills lint-. Shop between Wyandotta
nad Paarf.
G, E. i G, H. SP??LDING,
Bchlpe-rS,
Big Stone Gap, - - Virginia.
Correwponclenoe
ISoliolted.
FRESH STEAK, ROAST, PORK,
Sausage and Other Meats
Always on Hand at
W.G.Thompson's jMeat Market,
Rant Fifth Street, In ColhVr Building.
LOWEST rOSSIttl.R I'KIOF.S TO CUSTOMERS.
LITEST
of
Stationery and
Wail Paper.
NEW BOOKS.
Just Received.
S. LWHITEHE?D&CO.
A $30.00 GUITAR
To Be Given to the Most
Popular Lady, Either
Married or Single,
In the Counties of Lee, Scott
or Wise, Virginia, or
Letcher, Kentucky.
On exhibition, in the show-window of
S. L. Whitehead k Go's drug store, can
be seen the handsome $.'50.00 Guitar that
is how offered, and will he given to the
most popular lady in Lee, Scott, Wise or
Letcher county, Ky., by the Bio Sto.ve
?ai" Post. ? r
The plan is this: In the twelve issues
of the Post, from No. 9 to No. ?0, inclu?
sive, will appear a ticket in the following
form:
BALLOT,
EBBE
1
I VOTS FOB
Wf_.?.?.
As the Most Popular Lady
in the Counties of Lee,
Scott and Wise, Va., and
Letcher, Kentucky.
tfig|g|BIBiaBIB?BBI5IBriS
Cut ihifl ticket out, fill in with the name
of the lady you wish to vote for, sign your
name and Btud it to the Biu Stoxk Gap
Post. These tickets will be filed away,
and preserved till Tuesday, April 25th, j
1803, when they will bo carefully counted
by the following; committee: H. H. Bui
litt, Cashier Bunk of Big Stone Gap; W: j
A. McDowell, President Appalachian
Bank; J. K. Taggart, Geu'I Sup't Virginia
Coul & Iron Co.; who will, on that
date award the instrument to the lady re?
ceiving the largest number of votes. A
liat will be published each wock, giving a
correct showing of the vote as it stand:1.
Copies of the Post containing these
tickets will be seid at firo cents per copy.
Parties wishing to buy tickets in quantity
can secure them of the Post at the follow
rate:
In lots of S23 at 4 f ouch.
4? U it 5Q II ^ II li
?I Ii tt Ii Ol.^? a
4i u ? 250 <( ,; "
In purchasing tickets in lots of 25 or
more it will only bo necessary to fill out
one of them, pasto it on an envelope, en?
close the balance in the envelope, sealj
and send to the Post.
-? <y? ?
A Leader.
Sinco its first introduction, Electric Hitters
has gained rapidly in popular favor, until now
it is clearly iu the load among pure medicinal
tonics and alteratives?containing nothing
which permit* ite use as a bcTerngc or intoxi
eaut, it t? reoornized aa tho best and purest
medicine for all ailments of Stomach, Liver or
Kidneys, it . will cure Sick Headache, Indi?
gestion, Ceaatipation, and drive Malaria front
the system. Satisfaction guaranteed with each
bottle or the monev will he refunded. Sold
hr S. L. Whitehead & Co.
TUB CITY MUST PAY.
Tka SJ30.OOO Subscription to the S.A. Si O.
Bead?Ad Appeal Taken.
[Bristol N?w8.J
Last week the case of the city of Bristol,
Ve., va. tho S. A. * 0. railroad company
was argued before Judge Jno. A. Kelly in
chambers, Messrs. A. Fulkerson and D. F.
Baily roprosenting tho city and Col. J. B.
Richmond the railroad. Tho suit was
brought to tost the validity of the city's
subscription of $'25,000 in bonds to tho S.
A. k O. railroad company.
Judge Kelly has rendered his decision
in tho case, holding that as the railroad
has complied with the condition under
which the bonds were issued, and that the
railroad company's eubacription of $~}5,000
to tho Bristol furnace is a valid one, the
city is bound by its contract to pay the
amount subscribed to the railroad.
The city has filed notice and given
bond for an appeal of the case to the su?
preme court.
Importkut to Lumbermen.
* [Xannn-ha Gazette.]
Quite an important decision has recent?
ly been rendered by the United States
Circuit Court sitting at Parkersburg,
which decision settles the scope somewhat
of Congressional legislation upon the ob?
structing of navagable streu ms. The
matter arose upon tne indictment of cer?
tain lumbermen and manufactures along
the Little Kanawha for obstructing that
stream by the floating and drifting thereon
of logs, rafts, etc.
The court holds that the net of Congress
does not inhibit the uso of the navigable
streams forthat purpose, and it dismissed
the indictments. This is a decision of
vast importance to the lumber interest of
the State, and the people who are engaged
in lumbering will be greatly gratified by
it.
Salt In Virginia.
The Roanoko Times furnishes the fol?
lowing details of important new develop?
ment at Saltville, Va., near the line of the
Norfolk k Western railroad between
Roanoke and Bristol. A company has
been formed, backed by unlimited cipital,
to develop the inexhaustible salt deposits
at that point. It will spend $1,000,00? in
erecting the second largest soad ash and
bleach plant in the United States. Its
'product when in full operation will be
50,900 tons of soda nsh and bleach per
annum. The company will be known as
the Muthleson Alkali Works, named after
the general superintendent, a Scotchman
who will come from a large soda ash works
tu England to take charge of the plant.
The property purchased by the now com?
pany contains seVeral square mires. It
will te%e f*om'8lx months to a year to get
the plaftt Id operation.
WASHINGTON U.TTEIC
(Post'* BegQltr Corrci<iKU2d(9it.J
Wasui.ncto.v, March 6, 1893.
Editor Pont:
If Congress persists in refusing to fix
a day later in the spring than the 4th of
March for the inauguration of our Presi?
dents, all of the out door ceremonies
should in the interest of bumauity be
abolished. It is little short of a crime?
certainly a crime against health?to keep
thousands of peopel standing for oight
hours in an inch or two of snow and slush,
or sitting on temporary stauda, poorly
protected from the bitter northwest blast
which drove the snow flakes in all direc-|
tions, as was done here on Saturday, in
order to give them an opportunity to see
the inaugural parade. By ten o'clock in
the morning there were several hundred
thousand people on Pennsylvania avenue,
between the Capitol and Twenty-second
streut, and they remained there until after
six in the afternoon, some sitting on
stands, although the greater portion of |
the time a blinding snow storm was in
progress. The procession was supposed
to be started at about one o'clock, but as
a matter of fact its head did not reach
the President's reviewing stand until
after three. There was terrible suffering
fron) the cold, and President Cleveland
got his full share of it, and if he hasn't
a constitution of irou ho will pay for con?
stantly bareing his head as the* various
organizations in the line passed before
him, the marching man suffering but little
less than tho on-lookers. So evident was
Mr. Cleveland's suffering that (.Jen. Scho
field, who was sitting with Mrs.Cleveland,
Mr. and Mrs. Stevonson, and other promi?
nent ladies and gentleineu, directly be?
hind him, placed a long military cloak
over his shoulders before the parade
ended.
The attendance at the inauguration was
large, but not as large as it would hare
been had the weather been clear. Tho
storm reduced the number of excursion?
ists from the immediate vicinity more
than one half, according to the estimates
of the ruilroad men. It also playod havoc
with the street decorations, and kept a
number of the most striking features out
of the parade, besides lessoning tho num?
ber of paraders in the organizations which
brayed tho weather, and I am very much
afraid that it will result iu a harvest for
the doctors, and perhaps for the grave
diggers too.
The inaugural ball was agreat sucooss.
The iaimcnse hall of the Pension office, so
well adapted for the purposo, lookod with
its $10,U0U worth of illuminations and
decorations like a veritablo fairy laud,
although tbe liJ.OOU men and women in
full dress who attended did not at all
resemble fairies. Mrs. Cleveland, was,
of course, the observed of all observors,
and if tho indications are not at fault she
is going to be more of a popular idol dur?
ing this term of her husband than she
was before, if such a thing can bo possi?
ble. The official program for the ball
closed at midnight, but somehow tha ball
I went on quite a while after it was Sunday
! morning.
> "What does it meant" was a quostion
! heard on all sides when it was loarned
j that President Cleveland had not said onu
I word about the annexation of Hawaii in
I his inaugural address. What made this
[ omission singularly significant wns that
he prefaced the address by saying: **I
[deem it fitting on this occasion, whilo in?
dicating the opinions I hold concerning
I public questions of present importanco,'
etc. Hon. Don M. Dickinson, whon this
Hawaiian matter was first brought to pub?
lic attention, while acting in other matters
for Mr. Cleveland, strongly endorsed an?
nexation und gave Congressmen the im?
pression, if he did not say ho iu exactly
those words, that Mr. Clevuland also
favored it. If Mr. Cleveland favors it,
whv did he not give some indication
thereof in his inaugural address? or, does
he consider that it is not a queatiou ofj
''present importance?"
Now that one has the chance to care
fully examine the legislative result* of
the Fifty-second Congress, it is really
surprising, even to those who have been
with it during its two sessions, to see how
puny they are. Not a singular measure
of national importance, except the auto?
matic car coupler bill, that was serious?
ly opposed iu either House or Senate, got
through. The Anti-option bill, after hav?
ing passed both House and Senate, died
iu the Houso through its failure to get a
two-thirds vote iu favor of concurring in
the Senate amendments to the bill. Nu?
merous financial and tariff" bills were
brought forward, some of them were pass?
ed by the House and home by the Senate
but none of them by both. No provision
for the admission of territories was made,
although bills for the admission o/ three
were passed by the Houso and endorsed
by republican senatorial caucus. The
Nicaragua Canal bill never eame to a rete
in the Senate, where it originated, and the
treaty for the annexation of Hawaii was
lett unacted upon, as was the nomination
of Judge Hanchett to succeed Judge Jack?
son on the U. S. Circuit Court and a num
ber of others.
putining by Postal.
An article has been goiug the rounds ofj
our exchanges that it was a criminal j
offense to mail a dunning letter on a
postal. An editor wrote to the first
Assistant Postmaster General last week
and received the following reply, giving
the decision of Judge Thaycr, December
14, ISM, on the wording of a postal that
was mailable and one that was not. The
mailable one read: "Please call and set?
tle account, which is long past due, and
for which our collector has called several
times, and oblige." The one decided un
mailablu: "You owe me $1.80 Wa have
called several times for same. If nut paid
at once we shall place with ourlaw agency
for collection." Postal cards are not
mailtibie if they contain lunguage of a
threatening character.
THE INAUGURAL.
Grover Cleveland Again Presi?
dent of the United States.
fHe Defines the Policy of His Ad?
ministration?More Reforms
Demanded.
My Fellow-citizens?In obedience to
the mandate of my countrymen, I am
about to dedicate myself to their service
under the sanction of a solemn oath.
Deeply moved by the expression of confi?
dence and personal attachment which has
called me to this service, I am sure my
gratitude can make no better return than
the pledge I now give before God and
these witnesses of unreserved and com?
plete devotion to the interest and welfare
of those who have honored me^
I deem it fitting on this occasion, while
indicating the opinions I hold concerning
public questions of present importance, to
also briefly refer to the existence of cer?
tain conditions and tendencies among our
people which setm to menace the integri?
ty and usefullness of their government.
While every American citizen must con?
template with the utmost pride and en?
thusiasm the growth and expansion of our
country, the sufficiency of our institutions
to fetaiid against the rudest shock of vio?
lence, the wonderful thrift and enterpise
of our people, and demonstrated superior?
ity of our free government, it behooves us
to constantly watch for every symptom of j
insidious infirmity that threatens our na?
tional vigor.
The strong man who in the confidence
of sturdy health courts the sternest activ?
ities of life and rejoices in the hardihood
of constant labor, may still have lurking
near his vitals the unheeded disease that
dooms him to sudden collapse. It is uot
to be doubted that our stupendous achieve?
ments as a people and our couutry's ro?
bust strength have given rise to a heed
lossness of those governing our national
health, which we can no more evade than
human life can escape the laws of God and
nature.
Manifestly nothing is more vital to our
supremacy as a nation and to the bench*
cient purposes of our government than
a sound and stable currency. Its expos?
ure to degradation should at once arouse
to activity the most enlightened states?
manship, and the danger of depreciation
in the purchosing power of the wages paid
to toil should furnish the strongest incen?
tive to prompt and conservative precau?
tion.
In dealing with our present embarrass?
ing situation, as related to this subject,
wo will be wise if we temper our confi?
dence and faith in our national strength
and resources with the frank concession
that even these will not permit us to defy
with impunity the exorablc laws of finance
and trado. At the same time in our efforts
to adjust differenced of opinion we should
be tree from intolerance or passion, and
our judgments should be unmoved l?y al?
luring phrases and unvcxed by selfish in?
terests.
I am confident that such an approach to
the subject will result in prudent and ef?
fective remedial legislation. Iti the mean?
time, so far as the executive branch of the
government can intervene, none of the
powere with which it is invested will bo
witheld when their exercise is deemed
necessary to maintain our national credit
or avert financial disaster. Closely relat?
ed to the exaggerated confidence in our
country's greatness which tends to a dis?
regard of the rules of national safety an?
other danger confronts us uot less serious;
I refer to the prevalence of a popular dis?
position to expect from the operation of
the govermcnt especial and direct individ?
ual advantages.
l'ROGKNY Of PATERNALISM.
The verdict of our voters, which con?
demned the injustice of inaintaing protec?
tion for protection's sake, enjoins upon
the people's servants tho duty of exposing
and destroying the btood of kindred evils
which are the unwh desome progncy of
paternalism. It is the branc of Republi?
can institutions and tho constant peril of
our Government by the people. It de?
grades to the purpose of wily craft the
plan of rule our fathers established and
bequeated to us as an object of our love
and veneration. It perverts the patriotic
sentiment of our countrymen and tempts
them to a pitiful calculation of the sordid
grain to be derived from their Goverment's
maintenance. It undermines the self re?
liance of our people and substitutes in Its
place dependence upon governmental favor?
itism. It stifles the spirit of true Ameri?
canism and stupefies every ennobling trait
of American citizenship.
The lessons of paternalism ought to be
unlearned and the better lesson taught
that while the people should patiriotically
and cheerfully support their government,
its functions do not include the support of j
the people.
The acceptance of this principle leads
to a refusal of bounties and subsidies,
which burden the labor and the thrift of a
portion of our citizens to aid ill-advised
or languishing enterprises in which they
have no concern. It leads also to a chal?
lenge of wild and reckless pension expen?
diture, which overleaps the bounds of
greatful recognition of patriotic service
and prostitutes to vicious uses the people's
prompt and generous impulse to aid those
disabled in their country's defense.
Every thoughtful American must real?
ize the importance of checking at its be?
ginning any tendency, in public stations,
to regard frugality and economy as virtues
which we may safely outgrow. The toler?
ation of this idea results in the waste of;
the people's money by their chosen ser?
vants, and encourages prodigality and ex?
travagance in the home life of our coun?
trymen.
Under our scheme of Government the
waste of public money is a crime against
the citizen, and the contempt of our people
for economy and frugality in thier person?
al affairs deplorably saps the strength and
sturdiness of our national character.
It is a plain dictate of honesty and good
government that public expenditures
should be limited by public necessity and
that this should be measured by the rules
of strict economy; and it is equally clear
that frugality among the people is the
best guaranty of a couteuted and strong
support of free institutions.
CIVIL SERVICE REPORM.
Oue mcde of misappropriation of pub?
lic funds is avoided when appoinments to
office, instead of being the rewards ofj
partisan activity, are awarded to those
whose efficiency promises a fair jcturn of
work for the compensation paid to them.
To secure the fitness and competency of
appointees to office, and to remove from
political action the demoralizing madness
for spoils, civil service reform has found
a place in our public policy and laws. The
benefits already gained through this in?
strumentality and the further usefullness
it promises entitle it to the hearty sup?
port and encouragement of all who desire
to see our public service well performed,
or who hope for the elevation of political
'aeutment and the purification of political
?methods.
The existence of immense aggregations
of kindred enterprises and combinations
{ of business which are formed for the pur?
pose of limiting production and fixing
prices is inconsistent with the fair field
which ought to be open to every hide-'
pendent activity. Legitimate strife iu
business should not be superseded by an
enforced concession to the demands of
combinations that have tho power to de?
stroy; nor should the people to be served
lose the benefit of cheapness, which usu?
ally results from wholesome competition.
These aggregations and combinations
frequently constitute conspiracies against
the interests of the people, and iu all
i thoir phases they are uuuaturai and op?
posed to our American sense of fairness.
To the extent, that they can be reached
and restrained by federal power, the gen?
eral government should relieve onr citi?
zens from their interference and exactions.
Loyalty to the principles upon which
our Government rests positively demands
that the equality before the law which it
guarantees to every citizen should be
justly and in good faith conceded iu all
parts of the land.
The enjoyment of this right follows the
badge of citizenship wherever found, and
unimpaired by race or color, it appeals ,
for recognition to American manliness
and fairness.
tub Indians' iiiohts.
Our relations with the Indians located
within onr borders impose upon us re- 1
sponsibilities we cannot escape. Humanity i
und consistency require us to treat them ,
with forbearance, and in our dealings
with them to honestly and considerately
regard thoir rights and interests. Every '
effort should be made to lead them
through the paths of civilization and cdu- ,
cation to self-supporting and independent
citizenship. In the meantime, as the na- '
lion's wards they should be properly de- '
fended against tho cupidity of designing |
men and shielded from every influence or ,
temptation that retards their advance?
ment.
The people of the United States have -
decreed that on this day tho control of i
their Government in its legislative and
executive branches shall be given to a j
political party pledged in the most posi- ,
tive terms to the accomplishment of tariff ,
reform. They have thus determined in ,
favor of a more just and equitable system j
of Fedoral taxation. The agents they ,
have chosen to carry out their purposes ?
are bound by their promises not less than ,
by the command of their masters to ,
devote themselves unremittingly to this J
service. ,
While there should be no surrender of
principle, our task must be undertaken
wisely and without vindictiveness. Our
mission is not punishment, but the rati?
fication of wrongs. If in lifting burdens '
from the daily life of our people wc reduce I
inordinate and unequal advantages too
long enjoyed, thi? is but a necessity inci- ,
dent of our roturn to right and justice. ,
If wc oxact from unwilling minds acqui- ,
escence in theory of an honest distribu- ,
tion of the fund of governmental benefi?
cence treasured up for all, we but insist
upon a principle which underlies our free
iustitut tons. When we tear >iniile the
delusions and misconceptions which have
blinded our countrymen to their condition
under vicious tariff laws, we but show
them how far they have been led away
from the paths of contentment and pros?
perity. When we proclaim that the
necessity for revenue to support the Gov?
ernment furnishes the only justification
for taxing the people, we announce a truth
so plain that its denial would seem to
indicate fie extent that judgment may be
influenced by familiarity with perversions,
of the taxing power, and when wo seek i
to reinstate the self-confidence and busi?
ness onterpriae of our citizens by dis- :
crediting an abject dependence upon gov- j
ernmental favor, we strive to stimulate
those olements of American character |
which support the hopo of American
achievement.
Anxiety for the redemption of the 1
pledges which my party has made and '
solicitude for tho complete justification of 1
the people havo reposed in us constrain
mo to remiud those with whom I am to
co-operate that we can succeed in doing
tho work which has been especially set ;
before us only by the most sincere, har?
monious and disinterested efforts. Even
if insuperable obstacles and opposition
prevent the consummation of our task we
shall hardly be excused,and if failure can 1
be traced to our fault or neglect we may
be sure the people will hold us to a swift 1
and exacting accountability. 1
ABIDK8 OT TUB constitution.
Tho oath I now take to preserve, pro?
tect aud defend the Constitution of the
United States not only impressively de?
fines the great responsibility I assume,
but suggests obedience to constitutional
commands as the rule by which my official -
conduct must be guided. I shall to the
best of my ability, and within my sphere
of duty, preserve the constitution by
loyally protecting every grant of Federal
power it contains, by defending all its i
restraints when attacked by impatience
and restlessness, and by enforcing its
limitations and reservations iu favor of
the state and the people.
Fully impressed with the gravity of the
duties that confront me and mindful of "
my weakness, 1 should be appalled if it
were my lot to bear unaided the responsi?
bilities which await me. I am, however,
saved from discouragement when I re?
member that I shall have the support and
the counsel aud co-operation of wise and
patriotic men who will stand at my side
in cabinet places or will represent the
people iu their legislative halls.
I find also much comfort In remember?
ing that my countrymen are just and
geuerous and in the assurance that they
will not condemn those who by sincere
devotion to their service deserve their
forbearonce and approval.
Above all, I know there is a Supreme
Being who rules the affairs of men and
whose goodness and mercy have always
followed the American people, and I know
He will not turn from us now if we hum?
bly seek His powerful aid.
The Fultonaai Acids
In the blood should be taken up and re?
moved by tbe Liver and Kidneys, but
these organs get out of order?fail to do
the work, and the result is Rheumatism.
There ar.e a thousand remedies for the
Liver and Kidneys, but there is only one
'cure for Rheumatism, and that is Dr.
Drummond's Lightning Remedy. A large
bottle will be sent by express to any ad?
dress on receipt of price, or may be order?
ed from the druggist. Any one who is
having an argument with the Rheumatism
will feel fully repaid by the first dose.
Druinmond Medicine Co., ,4S-30 Maiden
Lane, New York. Agents wanted.
Transferring Handwriting tu Iron.
An article in a continental journal re?
calls the incident of the invention of a
method of transferring handwriting to
iron. A Boston founder noticed one day
that a ticket which had accidentally slip?
ped into a mold lightly transferred its!
type to the iron. He followed up tbe hint
thus afforded him, and procured a heat
proof ink, with which he wrote inverledly
on ordinary white paper. This paper he
introduced in the mold before the molten
iron was poured in. When the mold
cooled it was found the heat bad consumed
the paper, but that the ink,, which re?
mained intact, had left a clear impression
on the iron.
COUNCIL MEETING,
The Sewerage Question,?Al?
lowances.
Accounts Must Irs Future be Made
uuton the Regulation Blank
and Sworn to Before the
Recorder.
The city council met In council cham?
ber at 3 o'clock Monday evening, Mayor
W. T. Hudgens presiding. The full board
of trustees were present, consisting of
Baker, Mullins, Kennedy, Taylor, Goodlce
and Evans.
Mr. Keunedy brought up the sewerage
riucstion, and stated that Mr. J. M. Good
!oe bad gone to the expense of putting
down sewerage pipe from his residence
leading to the large open diteh, which is
sast of poplar hill, that empties into the
north fork of the river. On reaching tho
iitch with his sewer-pipe he was notified
iy citizens living near the ditch tej not
connect with same, on the grounds that
in open muin sewer would not only be an
mhealthy arrangement, but would lower
he value of property iu that neighbor
tood.
After the matter had been discussed to
iomo length, Mr. John Fox, sr., presented
i petition to the council, signed by a nutu
jer of citizeus, requesting tho council to
>rohibit Mr. Goodloe from connecting his
;ewer with the ditch.
The following resolution was offered by
Hi*. Baker, for which all the trustees voted
tye, except Mr. Goodloe:
Resolved, That the former eugiuuer of die city
laving submitted plan* ami specifications for scwor
ige system /or the town of Big Stous Gap, tlmt lld?
uport be now turned over to ibe sewerage committee,
vich tbe following instructions; tltat Is, after due
:ousideratiun, ttu?y decided to adopt thin plau of
ewerage. That they require every individual desir
ng to put in a sewer to comply with these spocltka
ions to the letter, with thy uuuerstauding that tha
icwer thus put iu by tbe individual ?ball be received
>y the tovvu at a fair valuation, and tbe uioaoy spent
or the sewer nball be rebated to thu individual iu
he shape of taxes, wheu tbe city it?elf is iu a posi
iou to put in a geueral sewerage system for tho town.
The above, after its passage, in uo wise
telped Mr. Goodloe out of his trouble, so
he following was introduced aud carriod:
Resolved, Tlutt the matter of putting lowor in large
litcb be referred to suwurago committee aud. If they
leom ncceasary, that there vhould.be m?vier put iu,
i;dd committee is authorized to-proceed at once to
rotiirnct for same, oot tu exceed GOO feet.
The recorder has experienced no little
trouble with accounts and statements as
heretofore handed in, they having been
made out in every imaginable form and
style and on paper of all sixes and shapes,
hi order to make the filing of these state*
rnents more convenient, a rogular form
was drawn up on which all accouuta must
he made out, and must bo sworn to before
the recorder before they be allowed. In
regard to this the following was passed:
Be it nrduined by the town council of Rig Stone
[Sap that all bills, accounts, ?tc- prusuutud to said
;ouncil shall be ou the forms adopted by thu said
town council] and that the recorder is he-ruby in
ttracted to have a sufliciont uumbor of said forms
printed for said purposes; aud that all accouuta se
presented shall bo sworn to bofor? tb? recorder, who
s hereby authorized to administer such oath.
The following claims were presented
wid allowed:
I. St. Willis A Co., coilin for Sam Ruaser, eol..tfO 00
Joodlo? Bros., livery..?.. 1 SO
iV.W.Taylor, repairing road to S. A.. A 0. depot. 10 SO
rV. W. Taylor, cleaning dirt from sidewalk,.:. 1 SO
iV. W. Taylor, repairing road through Gap.... 15 SO
iUm Sallie Asderson, salary as t?acher.SO Of
Trady Bros., making coflln for Fox. 0 00
['racy Bros., burial nxpeii?us for Fox. T OS
iV. T. Duncan, As't. .Sergwint, salary. IS 00
Y. T. Duncan, making 13 arr?s?ts. 1J SO
J. H, Shelby A Co. coal for school. ?10
H. YV. Nickels k Co., rent for town hall.IS M
t. K. Gllly, Sergeant, for services for Feb.60 00
3. K. Gilly, 25 meals for prisoners., CM
I. E. Kennedy, salary as temchnr.,. it 00
J. L. Whitehend A Co., for one day book. 2 10
The following amounts were allowed
the city officials for their services for the
;iast month:
Jfayor lluiitfcus.,....110 00
fruslees, $5 each, ?Lx in all.SO 00
It was moved and adopted that tho mat?
ter of buying a seal for the town be re?
ferred to the mayor, recorder and city
ittorney. _ _
World's Fair Admission Tickets.
The officials of the Treasury dejfartmen
nave approved the style of admission tick
its for the World's Fair proposed by the
American Bank Note Company, of Sew
Vork, and Crane k Co., of Daltou, Mass.
Since then the hands at tho Crane facto?
ries have been engaged in making a pecu?
liarly distinctive paper to be used for tbe
tickets.
The first 5,600,000 blank tickets will be
shipped to New York Monday, so that the
Bank Note Company may have plenty of
time for the elaborate engraving which is
to be a feature of the tickets. It is the
intention to run off 50,000,000 tickets, the
idea being to sell a large number of them
as souvenirs, as iu Hie case of the Colum?
bian half dollar. The price will be fifty
cents.
Iu order to prevent counterfeiting?the
use of silk being out of the question, as it
would be an encroachment upon the cur?
rency?it was decided to scatter between
the sheets of paper of which the cards are
composed disk of colored tissue paper.
The largest is the size of a pin's bead.
Blue, pink and salmon are the colors of
the tissue paper disks, which can be plain?
ly seen through the thin paper on each
side.
The disks are not scattered all orer the
ticket, but simply in a row lees than an
inch wide across from top to bottom.
Much money could be saved by using them
only iu the center of the ticket, but tho
increased difficulty of the process adopted
makes counterfeiting almost impossible.
The tickets are KX% by 4>? inches In
size. They will soon be advertised for sale
as souvenirs..
Guaranteed Core.
We authorize our advertised druggist to
sell Dr. King'? New Discovery for Consump?
tion, Coughs and Colds, upon this condition,
If you are afflicted with a Cough, Cold or snj
Luag, Throat or Chest trouble, and will use
thi* remedv as directed, giving it a fair trial,
and experience no benefit, you may return the
bottle and hare your money refunded. w?
could not make this offer did we oot know that
l)r. King's New Discovery could bo relied oa.
It uever diaappoiota* Trial bottles free at ?
8. h. WbJtehead * Co.** drug store; Larg* *
size ooc and ?1.00.

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