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BIG"STONE GAP, WISE COUNTY, VA., THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1893. NO. 16.
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A. L. PRIDEMORE,
TTOKNEY-AT-LAW,
joncsville, Virginia.
; , jonwvllUsVa.
rjKSON & BLANKENSH1P,
XTORNEYS-AT-LAW,
jonesyiHGi Virginia.
. huslncsx nt ?15 timr*.
. ?; > ? vi s irginla, n specialty.
AV: RS. - JOS. L.KELLY.
;=? pficeS in AYERS BUILDING,
B s Stono Cap. Va.
,i c. *"i?oAki.i., **?
PULL1TT MCDOWELL.
TTOKNEYS AT-LAW,
BP' STONE GAV^A
H. A. W. SKEEN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
<;'.,- in Shortt BuiHlitig;
fei Stono Gap, Virginia.
R. T. IRVINE.
Attorney at-law.
l i |: iMin's, W?mkI Avenue,
>i < -;t >no Gap. Virginia.
I l. TURNER MAURY,
LTORNEY-AT-LAW.
lug, W.! Avenue,
r stone Gap, Virginia.
p.
WALTER E. ADDISON.
[ 'TORNEY AT-LAW.
Offl< ? in Sickels Buildings,
Bi ! Stone Gap. Virginia,
i
j Ii, Va. k a. fui.tox, Wise (ML Va.
: BURNS & FULTON,
TTOR NE YS-AT-LAW,
l? || ij . !, Wise and Uickcnsoii Counties, and
t.,f \;.|.. . . . : .V , tli->ill". Vn.
I i ?., ? MATIIKWS, jn?. C..M.VV50B,
i?. Va l!i? Stone Gap. Big Stone Gap.
N c: A N. M ATH EWS & M AYN OR,
TTORNEYS-AT-LAW,
i Ii,:., i in N'li :.? Is Ruiltiing, Wood Avenue,
Bi Stone Gap, Virginia.
i \ i rtions and Prompt Remltance.
W. J. HORSLEY,
pTORNEY-AT-LAW,
Big Stone Gap, Virginia,
VVhitesburg, Ky.
l?| ittoiitin i tu Olh-rtious and Land Titles.
Iti.iiKHSo.N, U'is C !! ?v.t. mili.ku. Korton,
ALDERSON & MILLER,
[TTORNEYS-AT-LAW
ipl (ittciitiiui m ill husiuet-sentrusted to us. Ad
ihr.., idii-i >*> i,.- C. U , Va.. or Xorton, Va.
C. D. KUNKEL,
IYSICIANaxdSURGEON,
Big Stone Gap, Virginia,
? ' ? : ' - ual services to the |hh?ple of the city
an.I vicinity.
N. H. REEVE, M. D.
REATS DISEASES OF WOMEN
EXCLUSIVELY.
ice: Main St. Bristol,Tenn.
S. W, THACKER,
VIL ENGINEER AND
SURVEYOR,
Biy Stono Gap, Virginia.
City and Luid Work a Specialty.
MALCOLM SMITH,
VIL ENGINEER AND
SURVEYOR,
ice Next to Post Office.
' RI? STONE GM, VA.
S. D. HURD,
ARCHITECT,
Big Stone Gap, Va.
ILNS.
, SPECIFICATIONS
AND ESTIMATES
l,r,U 1 x; ' I TED IN A THOROUGH AN I)
AUTISTIC MANNKK.
tv- AI. HARDKV,
[aI Estate & Investment
' :: laternioiit Hotel Building,
jig Stone Gap, Va. v
12U=k -Hamilton,
? AT DEPOT -
mSTOL, Va.-Tenn.
R HAM1 LION, Proprietor.
**te? S2.00 Per Day.
BAKLY LOCALS.
Mr. J.K. P. Lk?g was iu town
Monday.
Mr. Jas. W. Fox left laut week
[for Louisville, Ky.
W. 8. LoTsrBicn was registered
at the Central Saturday.
Gen*. A. L. Pridhmore came up
from Joncsville Sunday.
Judge K. M. Fulton spent Hcvernl
days in town last week.
B. A. Brown and C. E. Bibbs came
down from Dorchester Saturday.
Dr. and Mrs. St.au.ard, of Dry
dun, came up to the Gap Sunday.
Mess. II. II. Bullitt and \Y, A.
McDowell left last Friday night for
Louisville. i
!
Rev. S. R. Preston will preach
next Sunday, in City Hall, morning
and evening.
Mr. E. Wright Nelson, after j
I a long absence, has returned to Big
Stone Gap.
Miss Dudley, of Louisville, sister
jofMra. W. \. McDowell, is visiting
friends here.
Dr. J. C. Pruner will be found in
his rooms, at ('entr.il hotel till Friday
All in need of dental work should
give him a call.
('apt. A. B. Eaton spent Sunday
with his family, at Bristol. Tom.
Barker did the "tickets here!" act
for him on the "jimmy.*'
W. S. Bbvbrly, the popular tele?
graph operator, went up to the
"connecting point of the N. & W.
and L. ife X. railroads" Monday.
PuiisimiNT Bird, of the furnace,
gives it as his opinion that there will
lie more foreign capital invested in
the south this year than has ever
been invested in any one year here?
tofore, and that Big Stone Gap can
reasonably expect her pro rnta.
Mn. W. Frank Smith, represent?
ing the Chamberlain Medicine Co.,
of Des Moines, Iowa, was in town
last Saturday, and while here per?
fected an arrangement with Dr. J.
W. Kelly to handle the popular line
of proprietary medicines manufact
ured by his company.
The Conversation Club held its
Saturday night's meeting at Gen'l
Ayor's residence. The subject be?
fore the club for discussion was
"Dreams." Quite a number of the
members present exprensen a belief]
in the crazy-mazy ideas that flit
through a disturbed brain, as it oc?
cupies the half-conscious position
between sound slumber ami full
wakefullness, while other thought ''it
jwas altogether owing to whether
j there was really anything in dreams
j or not as to whether there was really
j anything in dreams," after which the
j club retired to dream.
j A ''cyclone** struck the town last
Thursday evening. Its sudden ap?
pearance created no little excitement
and uneasiness among those who
really knew what it was, and real?
ized the fearful results, in case they
were struck by it. Assistant post?
master Jcssee, Bent Kilbourn and
Gus. Lovell appeared to more fully
realize the pending danger than any?
one else, and wore very active in
their efforts to ward off trouble.
Clack Robinson was not here at the
time, but it is thought he encounter?
ed the same "cyclone" somewhere
before it reached this point. It was
"Cyclone Jim" Marshall that hit the
town, and it is understood that lie is
undecided as to which three of the
above named applicants for the "post
office shop" at this place he will de?
molish in the general wreck of men
and office-seekers.
The 830 Guitar Offered hy tin* Pont to the
Moftt Popular Lady in Four Counties
Going for a Son?, With Indien?
Hosts that the Song: will
|| be Done by the 1'oKt.
; As will be noticed in this issue of I
the Post, as yet but little interest
has been shown in the contest for the
fine $80 guitar that is offered by the
Post to the most popular lady in the
counties of Lee, Scott and Wise, in
Virginia, or Letcher county, Ky.,
and from all indications the chivalry
and gallantry of the gentlemen of
the territory named, and their ap?
preciation or their lady friends would
not make a very favorable display
at the Columbian exposition. The
25th of next month the instrument
will be awarded to the lady receiving
the largest number of voten, let the
number be what it may. Sec full
explanation as to the manner \n which
it is to be given away in another
column.
M?j. W. ?. Ilftrrififrton Able to 1>? WotcU
from tb?? Intarmontto Hin Popl?
Hill Ke?l<lence.
Owing to the serious nature of
Moj. Harrington's wound,J?n the 8th,
at the Intermont, it was thought un
Jwise by his physicians to attempt to
carry him to his residence, on Poplar
Hill. He has been at the hotel till
Sunday evening last, when, owing to
his greatly improved condition, Dr.
Kunkel decided the move would not
injure his patient; so ho was gently
carried by some of his friends from
the hotel to his residence. He was
an jolly and jovial as ever, and said
he enjoyed tne ride more than any
ho had taken for many a day. On
entering the hallway he requested
that the "band play Home, Swoet
Home."
Southern Iron Interest*.
The returns from manufactures to
the American Iron and Steel Associ?
ation, show that the total production
of pig iron in the United States in
1892 was 0,157,000 gross tons,
against 7,270,870 tons in 1891, and
0,202,703 in 1890. The production
in 1892 was only 45,703 tons less
than in 1800, the year of maximum
production.. The- extraordinary ac?
tivity which had marked the second
I half of 1891 was but slightly checked
in the first half of 1802, but in the
second half of 1892 the decline was
much moro and indications point to
its continuance.
The production of pig iron in 1802
by the nine Southern States of Mary?
land, Virginia, North Carolina, Geor?
gia, Alabama, Texas, West Virginia,
Kentucky and Tennessee was 1,890,
107 gross tons, against 1,708,000
tons in 1891, and 1,744,100 tons in
1890. The production in 1802 was
the largest the Southern States have
yet reached, being 46,007 gross tons
in excoss of the very large production
in 1800.
According to a recent bulletin up?
on the iron and steel industries of the
Southern States, issued by the census
oflice at Washington, there arc
twelve Southern States now engaged
in developing their mineral resources
by the establishment of rolling mills
and steel works, viz: Alabama, Del
eware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland,
North Carolina, Tennesse, Texas,
Virginia and West Virginia. The
capital invested in blast furnaces in
these States increased from about
$17,000,000 in 1880 over $33,000,000
in 1890. In rolling mills and steel
works the increase was from $11,500,.
000 in 1880 to $17,500,000 in 1800.
The products of these works increas?
ed from 200,000 to 515,000 tons the
increase boing exclusively in steel.
Coming Back to Coal.
Reliable information from the nat?
ural gas fields of Ohio, Indiana and
Pennsylvania, proves that the failure
of the natural gas supply of that
section of the country is no longer a
subject of speculation, and that the
only uncertainty about it is the
amount of time which will elapse be?
fore it is complete. The future of
natural gas is, however, but a matter
of short duration, and when it does
go the manufactories which have
been led through the cheap fuel argu?
ment to establish themselves in that
section will drift to the large coal
fields of the South in order to get an
abundance of cheap fuel and at the
same time approach more closely the
base of their trade which now is Al?
abama, and when the Nicaragua ca?
nal is completed the advantage of a
location in this State will be a very
decided one. Already large glass
factories are seeking coal locations in
coal fields, and many other indus?
tries of similar needs will follow in
anticipation of the gas fires under
their boilers being exhausted. It is
this situation that gives Alabama
one of her brightest prospects. It
will be only a short time in history
till the North will again drift back
to agriculture, and manufacturing
will find its field upon the large and
lasting coal anil iron beds of which
Alabama is especially abundant.
Thero is every argument to prove
that it is in the nature of sound bus?
iness sense of the growing towns of
this section, aud large iron and coal
fields, to bo on the lookout of these
valuuble wayfarers, who, like the
bedouins of the desert, seek the rich?
est fields of existence, where cheap
fuel and an over growing market,
enable them to compete with others.
Let our citizens be up and doing, and
continually on the lookout to secure
institutions which will add volume to
our business and value to real
estate and wages. The failure of the
gas fields will prove our fortune if we
are active and enterprising enough to
secure it.?Auuiston Hot Blast.
The Value of Our Forests and
the Importance Of Their
Protection?
A Change Demanded In Our Mon?
etary System.?New K?me
.for BIfir Stone Gap
Suggested.
For the Big Stone Gap Pout, hy J. Achtjs flrnniT.
In the early part of the present
century Unpopular belief was that,
our forests were inexhaustable. In-1
deed that idea is too prevalent to
1 this day.
Theearlv sottler regarded the forest
1
as his natural antagonist. He fought
it with axo and fire to win from it
land for agricultural purposes. In
this contest great was the destruct?
ion of noble trees which it had re?
quired centuries to mature.
When manufactures sprang up to
supply the wants of prosperous agri?
culture, and wood was needed for in?
numerable purposes, the onslaught
on the forests was redoubled. Even
the rugged hills, unfit for agriculture,
were unroofed, destroying the car?
peting of nature which had caught
ami held the rainfall till it percolated
through the soil and bubbled from
their rocky .sides in crystal springs,
which ran down and irrigated the
fruitful valleys.
In place ?1* this benificcnt arrange
nient, the bounty of the heavens now
furrows the barred hillsides and
rushes in devastating floods through
the valleys, leaving the earth athirst
and barren.
For many years civilization and
progress have warred with virgin for?
ests with these results:
As the eastern and northern states
became dc-forested their rich agri?
cultural lands became sterile, the
tillers of the soil emmigrated and the
manufacturing population which suc?
ceeded them now imports both food
and lumber.
In the middle states the same pro
cess is inipalpably but steadily going
on. In Maryland the best timber
has everywhere been culled, and her
industries are snfTering from the de?
terioration and extinction of local
supplies.
In West Virginia the forests have
been removed from the counties bor?
dering on the Ohio river, and mills
and manufacturing establishments
are languishing or suspended from
exhaustion of material that was sup?
posed illinictal.de. As yet but slight
inroads have been made upon the
magnificent body of the hard woods
in the extreme southwestern counties
of the state.
The mountain region of Southwest
Virginia contains immense quantities
of original oak, hiekory, walnut,
cherry, and other hardwoods. The
streams arc nnsuited to earn- the
timber to market, but, of late years,
railroads have penetrated this region
and the inroads made upon the tim?
ber supply justify the most serious
apprehensions.
An admirable treatise written by
Prof. Fernow, Chief of the Forestry
Division of the U. S. Agricultural
Department, is replete with facts in
regard to our forest resources and
their proper management, which
may be read with profit and interest.
In Bulletin No. 5 of the Agricul^1
tural Department, entitled ''What is
Forestry?" Prof. Fernow says of the
value of the forest product in the
United States:
"The total annual product of wood ma?
terial of all s-urts consumed in the United
States may be valued in round' number*
at $1,000,000,000, representing, roughly
speking, i>5,0OO,00U,OOO cubic feet of wood,
or the annual increase of the wood growth
of 50,(100,000 ncres forest iu fair condition.
This value exceeds ten times the value of
our gold and silver output, and three
times the annual product of all our mineral
und coal mines put together. It is three
times the value of our wheat crop; and
with all the toil and risk which our agri?
cultural crops involved they can barely
quadruple the value of this product yield?
ed by nature for the mere harvesting.
?'If to the value of our total mining pro
dttct be added the value of stone quarries
and pctroliuui, and this 8iim i>e increased
by the estimate value of all -the steam?
boats, sailing vessels, canal boats, fllat
lioats, und barges plying iu American
waters and belonging to citiseus of the
United Stutes, it will still be less than
the value of the forest product by a sum
sufficient to purchase at cost of construc?
tion ull the canals, buy up at par all the
stock of the telegraph companies, pay
their bonded debts, and construct and
equip all the telephone lines. The value
of the annual forest exceeds the gross in?
come of all the railroad and transporta?
tion companies. It would suffice to pay
the iudcbliucsri of alt the States, if we
leave out New York und Pennsylvania,
including that of all counties, townships,
school districts, and cities within those
States (in 1880); and it would more than
wipe out the remaining public debt of the
United States. In fact, ranking maun
, facturus of all kinds and agriculture as
respectively first and second in impor?
tance, as far as production of values goes,
the forest product occupies the third
place. This was the case according to the
census of JSSO. Jt is claimed that since
then the lumber industry has enlarged to
such an extent as to make its product
second, if not first in value."
In the same pamplet he says:
"The favorable influence which the for?
est growtli exerts in preventing the wash-;
ing of the soil and in retarding, the the j
torrcnlal flow of water, and also in check-!
ing the winds and thereby reducing rapid j
evaporation, further in facilitating
suhtertanean drainage and influencing
climatic conditions, on account of
which it is desirable to preserve
certain parts of the natural forest growth
and extend it elsewhere?(his favorable
influence is due to the dense cover of foli?
age mainly, and to these mechanical ob?
struction which the trunks and the litter!
of the forest floor offer.
Any kind of tree growth would answer]
this purpose, and all the forest manage-J
'ment necessary would be to simply abstain j
from interference and leave the ground to I
nature's kindly action. I
"This was about the idea of the first!
advocates of forest protection in this!
country; Keep out fire, keep out entile.!
keep out the ax of man, and nothing more I
is needed to keep our mountains under
forest cover forever.
"Hut would it he rational and would it
be necessary to withdraw a large lerri
lory from human use in order losccutel
this beneficial influence? It would be,
indeed, in many localities, if the ndvaiila-j
ges of keeping it under forest could not
be secured simultaneously with the em-j
ploy ment of the soil for useful production,
but rational forest mangemcut secures I
both the advantages of favorable forest
conditions and the production of useful
material. >"<?t only is the rational cut- j
ting of the forest not antagonistic to
favorable forest conditions, but in skill-]
ful hands the latter can be improved by!
the judicious use of the nx. '
"In fact the demands for forest preser?
vation on the mountains and the methods]
of forest management for profit in such
localities arc more or less harmonious;]
thus the absolute clearing of the forest on
steep hillsides, which is apt to lead toI
desiccation and washing of the soil, is
equally detrimental to a profitable forest
management, necessitating, as it does,
replanting under difficulties.
"Forest preservation, then, docs not, as I
seems to lie imagined by many, exclude I
proper forest utilization, but on the con?
trary these may well go hand in hand,
preserving forest conditions while secur-1
ing valuable material; the fii>t requrie-j
ment only modifies the manner, in which
the second is satisfied."
Apropos to the consistency of for?
est utilization with forest preserva?
tion is the following from the 9th
volvme of the Tenth census Report.
"The forest wealth of the country
is still undoubtedly enormous. Great
as it is, however, it is not inexhausti?
ble, and the forests of the United
?States, in spite of their extent, vari?
ety and richness, and in spite of the
fact that the clmatic conditions of a
large portion of country are peculiar?
ly favorable to the development <if
forest growth cannot always contin?
ue productive if the simplest laws of
nature governing their growth be to?
tally disregarded.
"The judicious cutting of a forest
in a climate like that of the Atlantic
or Pacific regions entail no serious
or permanent loss. A crop ready for
the benfit of the community; trees
which have reached their prime are
cut in stead of being allowed to per?
ish naturally, and others take their
place. The permanence of the forest
in regions better suited for the growth
of trees than for general agriculture
mav thus be insured. Two causes,
however, are constantly at work de?
stroying the permanence of the forest
of the country and threatening their
total extinction as sources of natural
prosperity. Fire and browsing ani?
mals inflict a greater amount of in?
jure on the forests of the country than
the ax, recklessly and wastefully as
it is gene-roily used against them."
The documents quoted from con?
tain much valuable information in
regard to our forests resources and
their proper management, which is
commended to the thoughtful reader.
The facts which I wish to empha?
size here are these:
The most valuable hardwood for?
ests remaining on the continent exist
in Sonshwestern Virginia, and the
adjacent counties in West Virginia,
Kentucky and Tennessee.
The Appalachian city growing up
at Big Stone Gap is the center of
this magnificent region of forest
wealth.
This embryo mountain metropolis
has also at its very doors apparently
inexhaustable miues of iron ore and
coal. Limestone and other material
for the Miccessful manu fa-ture of iron
abound.
From these natural advantages
the people of the Appalachian city
anticipate its future growth, prosper?
ity and greatness.
The citizens and promoters of the
place, however, do not seem to fully
appreciate the chief of these advant
iages, namely, that the forest-cover
ing of the surrounding peaks, judici?
ously preserved and managed, is ca?
pable of yielding an annual crop far
exceeding in value the output of the
mines.
Legislation, either state or nation?
al, cannot preserve these grand and
valuablo forests. It can only be
done by the enlightened selfishness
of the owners of the soil. A cam?
paign of education is needed. A
good beginning for this would be the
formation of a forestry association
at Big Stone Gap.
Eight here the inquiry is pertinent
whether the development of mines
?and the manufacture of iron by the
aid of foreign capital enriches or im
| povcrishes a country. J
This brings us to the second-branch
of our subject?Finance.
There is no law to prevent a man
from doing what he please with his
own property.
If t?ie goose which lays him the
golden egg be his goose, he may kill
it if he chooses. .
If John Doe needs ready money,
or thinks he docs, and the primeval
forest upon the mountain;top be his,
why should he not hew it down and
send it to market, even though the
farm of Richard Roe, in the valley,
be ruined by the operation. ?
If Richard Roc has coal or iron, or
other minerals upon his property,
what good does it do him, or the
world at large if it cannot be mined
and brought to market ?
John Doe has killed his goose, and
it lays him no more eggs.
Richard Roe, for capital to develop
his mines gives their great income in
perpetuity to strangers. lie squan?
ders, for temporury gain, the herit?
age of his children.
Both John Doe and Richard Roe,
like Esau of old, have sold their
birthrights for a mess of potage.
"Was there no other way for John
and Richard to get money for present j
needs, and yet preserve their forests!
and develop their mines ?
Under our present financial system
it seems not. Our national currency
is the soundest and safest that could
be devised. The debentures of the
nation are not only pledged, but de?
posited in the treasury for its re?
demption.
But it lacks the essential qualities
of flexibility. It has a tendency to
accumulate at certain points, and to
flow in certain channels that do not
lead to towards John Doe and Rich?
ard Roe. They have to seek it where
it is hoarded, and submit to the
hard conditions imposed by its cus?
todians. This is why they have to
sacrifice, the one his ancestral woods
and the other the usnrfruct of his
mines. Stupendous usury !
But this inflexible national curren?
cy is about to go out of existence, for
the reason that the bonds upon which
it is based will soon mature and be
taken up. Some other system of
currency will have to be substituted.
Will Congress repeal the tax upon
the notes of state banks, thus per?
mitting them to furnish us with a
flexible or elastic currency ? State
bank currency is not a local curren?
cy (which is objectionable), but its
expansions and contractions arc lo?
cal, so that a plethore or stringency
in one section does not affect the ?
winde country. j
With a national banking law
compelling state banks to keep their
notes at par with specie, and to pro?
tect the note-holders by depositing
securities either in the national or
state treasury, Congress meanwhile
maintaining the paraty of gold and
silver, the currency problem would
be satisfactorily settled.
Homo companies, aided by the
state banks, could develop the re?
sources of the country, avoiding the
curse of absentee landlordism and
perpetual tribute to foreign syndi?
cates.
Let' the people of southwestern
Virginia inscribe upon their banner,
" State Banks and Forest Preserva?
tion," and march tooppulence. The
region abounding in sucrr valuable
hardwoods and inexnaustable mines
of coal aud iron cannot fail, if these
resources are rightly husbanded, to
become the garden spot of America.
The city *. located in the center of
all this natural wealth, amidst the
most maguiiicent scenery in the
world, with railroad facilities in every
direction, must become the site oi
great industries, which, if the wis?
dom of providing for future enduring
prosperity prevails over the short?
sighted policy of present gain, can?
not suffer decay from the "de?
terioration or extinction of local
supplies."
* Shakespear to the contrary notwith?
standing, there is something in a name.
To strangers " Big Stono Gap," as a
corporate name contains no more exalted
ati idea than that of a country pottofiko
and a grocery store. How would M Ap
palachia" sound as the name of a beauti?
ful ond important mountain city ?
Sergent Letter.
Sergext, Ky, March 18, 1893.
\ Editor Pod:
Cool weather just now and plenty
of snow.
Ben Craft left Tuesday for Salvers
ville, wbero he will be absent for
! several weeks.
Laura, infant girl of D. G. Span?
gler, is past all hopes of recovery.
Robert S. Webb, of Pikeville, waa
over the first of the week, on busi?
ness.
Sheriff Collins and Wilson Ser
geant left Sunday for Frankfort,
where they will land in the peniten?
tiary several Lctcher convicts.
W. B. Webb went to Mouth of
Kings' ('reek Sunday and returned
via. Whitesburg.
S. T. Webb left Sunday for Lino
Fork, whore he will teach a term of
School. We wish for him abundant
success.
Moi gan Bowling, of Hobbs,, Va.,
is here this week, buying cattle.
Nelt. Craft, of Craft ville, was here
Sunday visiting, his best "gall."
Jason L. and James A. Craft left
Tuesday for Salyersville.
Elds. W. R. Craft and Peter Ad
kins preached at the church house
here Sunday.
James A. Craft visited his best
girl at Colly Monday.
S. E. H ammons has just returned
from Olingcr, Va.
John S. Webb went to see his
girl to-day.
E. A. Hoi brook left Thursday for
Norton, Va.
Henry Baker and family, of Baker,
returned from Herendon, Salino Co.,
Mo. last week. They havo been liv?
ing iu the w>fs"t for over a year* and
arc not pleased with it.
Splitting rails and fencing 1? the
order of the day,
Will Blair and Geore Adams* of
Colly, are off on busiues to Norton,
Va.
Mathew Dotson, of Wiso C. HM
will preach at Colly tomorrow.
May the Post live long and proi
per.
"Ru-Bos.;"
lluritMl the Hcvlt.
[From tl?' St. Louis (iloba-Demn?r?t.1
The devil will no longer beguile
the heart of man. Thornton Car?
ter, the Colouia Messiah, baa bnried
him, or one of him. The forma)
ceremony took place near Wa?
tervlict, Mich., on the 9th inst.
He was assisted by Nanasseh Bur*
bank, whose devil it 'was that was
interred. Burbank belonged to the
Shouting Methodists, and was so
radical that he objected to the feath?
ers on the women's hats and to the
Sunday go-to-meetin' clothes. He
was such a nuisance that the Metho?
dists asked him to shut np, and he
decided to join the Carterites. Car*
ter ruled that Burbank must bury the
devil that inhabited his body before
he could belong to the select. Two
men, therfore, walked solemnly Into
an open field, Carter carrying the
devil, as he claimed, in his hands.
Burbank dug a large hole. The
Messiah offered an interminably long
prayer, and then said:
"Satan, stand.forth. For many
years hast thou plagued this immor?
tal soul, never till now regenerate.
Hast thou aught to sayiwhy I should
not consign thee to oblivion?"
The devil was silent.
"By thy silence dost thon con
dem thyself!" exclaimed Carter, "so
down thou gocst,niost damnable fiend;
here we bury thee forever."
Carter thrust the devil into the
hole, and Burbank hastily coveted it
up. The two are creating much stir
among the ignorant here,
See the World's Fair for Ftrteeu Cent?.
Upon receipt of your add reu? and fifteen
Fifty cents, bnt as we wairt von to bare one,
we make the price nominal. You will Audit
a work of ait and a tiling to be prww. It
contain* full page viewa of tbewt bniW
? ngs, with description* of ?ante, and i* exe?
cuted iu the highest ntyle of art. If no*K*ti?
ftedwitlt it, after tou it. we will refim*
the stamp* and let von te?p ?hf W*>*. *??
dreaa H. E. Bocklan * Co., Chteaffo, Ith
If yon had this much space to fill
up; no special news to fill it and wa*
in a hurry don't you thiuk*you'tl do it
just about this way %

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