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C- M- "arris. Editor and Manager THURSDAY. APRIL 6,189-2. Terms or ScwiOKipnos: One Year. 11.00 SPIxKonths ... go Faynwnt fttrictlv in advance. GEN.R. A. AYERS, In this issue of the Post will be seen the withdrawal letter of Ex Attorney General Ruf us A. Ayers from the Gnbernatorial contest. . In his letter he gives expression to that honest, loyal principle that has always characterize!! the man and which has so closely eudeare 1 him to the people of the state, and more es? pecially the whole people of south? west Virginia. Gen.'] Ayers was never a voluntary candidate for Governor of the State, but, owing to his popularity and the unbounded confidence reposed in him, his enthusiastic friends, in his absence, placed his name before Hie people of Virginia as a candidate for the Chief Magistracy of the State. Although thoroughly qualified and eminently fitted for the position, and while his chances for nomination were flattering, still, rather than stand in the way of unity of action in the ranks of his party, he makes his withdrawal. This leaves the field open to Hon. C. T. O'Ferrall and Lieutenant-Gov? ernor J. H?ge Tyler. As stated in Gen'I Ayers' letter, the day has arrived when the great resources of the southwest demand a fuller recognition at the hands of the party-leaders and slate-makers than has ever been accorded it in the past. The people of this entire section of the State would rather see Gen'I Avers made Governor than any oth? er man, but, he having withdrawn from the contest, lei Soutbwest-Yir giuians enter, hear! and soul, into a warm support of a man front our own section. Tho next Gov? ernor, according to all right and jus? tice, shou'd be selected from this end of the State, and if justice is not willingly accorded us, let us fight for j it. EX-ATTORNEY GENERAL R, A. AYERS WITHDRAWS FROM THE GUBERNATORIAL CONTEST. Ex-Attorney General Rufus A. Avers has written the following let? ter, withdrawing his name from the Gnbernatorial contest : Big Stone Gap, Va., April 5, '93. R. T. Jrume\ Esq., President Avers Democratic Club. My Deah Sin: I am very anxious that the demo? crats of Southwest Virginia should so act as to secure that influence in the councils of our party to which, in my opinion, they are under pres? ent conditions so justly entitled. While I do not believe that the high office7of Governor should be sought for, or filled from sectional considera? tion purely, and while I have in the past experienced too much kindness from the party at large in the State to be willing to urge the section issue unduly, I still think in the matter of the Governorship the Southwest, which is fast becoming materially the hope of the State, and politically the Gibraltar of democracy, should receive greater consideration at the hands of the party in the rest of the State. It is apparent that we cannot hope to achieve this with several candi? dates in the field and divided delega? tions. Our section should unite up? on some one candidate, and personal preferences should be made subordi? nate to that end, as well as to the good of our loved State. I have, therefore, carefully consid? ered,the situation, and believing that example is better than precept, have determined iu the interest of harmo? ny, and with the view of aiding the party in this section to nuite upon ami give its Undivided support to someone candidate, to request your. Club to withdraw my name from the contest, and announce to the party throughout the State that I am not a candidate, and that my name will not be presented to the convention. In taking this step I am not nil mimlfui of my obligations to your Club, the 'kindness of its members,! assurance of support and good- will which I have received from my friends in all portions of the State; and to them, and to the members of your Clnb, I desire to express my deepest and most profound gratitude. I am very sincerely yours, R. A. Ayers. County Primary. To the Democrats of Wise County: At a call meeting of the Demo? cratic County Committee held at the I office of W. T: Miller, at Wise C. H.,! on the 3rd day of April, 1803, the | subject of securing united party ac? tion in the approaching election for the office of Clerk of the Circuit and County Court, was before the I Committee. In view of the fact that j there are several democratic aspirants for this office, and in order to insure the election of some one of them it was deemed best by the Committee to call a primary election of all democratic voters in the County, and after con? sultation with severl of the candidates and their friends as to the most suit? able date and manner df holding such a primary, the Committee orderet! that it be held on Saturday, April 22nd, 1*93, and that the polls be opend at the regluar polling places in the County at 12 o'clock noon of that day and be closed at sundown; that the votes shall be by ballot; that all persons who regularly affiliate with the democratic party, and all those who have never voted, but who shall be eligible to vote at the regular election in May, and who declare their intention hereafter of affiliating with the party shall be entitled to vote in this primary. There shall be two , judges at each polling place and one clerk, and in case of a tie between the judges as to the right of a voter to cast.a ballot under this call the clerk shall cast the deciding vote. All candidates for this office who desire to submit their names to this primary and who expect the recognition and support of the party will hand their names to the Chair? man of this Committee at Wise C. H., on or before Saturday, April loth, 1893, together with the name of at least one person in each voting pre? cinct in the County whom he is will? ing to have act as Judge or Clerk of this election. From the lists so handed the Committee, the Clerks and Judges will be made up and an? nounced by the Committee before the day of the election, and impartiality to all candidates will be aimed at. The attention of all good demo? crats is invited to litis matter. As party organization and submission to the regularly const i tu teil party au? thorities is the vital law of party life and the only means by which we can hope to continue to win victories and perpetuate democratic power for tin good of our County, State and Nation. l>y order of the Democratic County Committc, this April 3rd, 1893. W. T. Miller, Chairman, R. T. InviNE, Secretary. WASHINGTON LETTER. ( I'o8t'.-? Itegular Correspondent.; Washington, April 3, 1893. Editor Post : Three sensations in a single week is certainly piling on the agony, even for I Washington. People had hardly re? covered from the shock of the unpre? cedented proposition made on the floor of the Senate, to investigate the charges of the criminal embezzlement made against Senator Roach, of North Dakota, when another sensa* tion was sprung upon them by the announcement that Secretaries Car? lisle and Gresham had discovered that ex-Seeretary of State Foster, who is U. S; agent before the Behring Sea Court of Arbitration, was distributing Uncle Sam's money with a lavish hand, in the shape of allowances for expenses to favored government employees whom he had taken to Paris with him. Among these-are Major Halford, who was President Harri? son's private secretary, and who was made a paymaster in the army-just before the close of the last administra? tion, at a salary of about $3,500 a year: J. Stanley Brown; who was President Garfield's private secretary and is the husband of Mollie Garfield, who holds a State department posi? tion paying .$10 a day, and a number of other government employees. The allowance made to the two ex-private secretaries, in addition to their regu? lar salary, is $15 a#day, and to the others in proportion. It is claimed that no necessity existed for taking these people to Paris, and that it is simply a pleasure trip at government expenses for them. The third seu sation was the bringing of charges against the Weather Bureau, of gen? eral crookedness ever since it was transfered from the War ? the Ag? ricultural Departmeut, involving fa? voritism, violation aud evasion, of the Civil Service law by the employment of incompetent persons at fancy sala? ries, and plain common, every day stealing, all of which proves concV?- j all branches of the public service stand in need of a thorough overhaul? ing occasionally. The hottest fight yet math? against a Presidential appointment ia now I heilig wgaed against J; J, McAlcs ter, recently nominated, but not yet confirmed, to be IL S. Marshal for Indian Teritory. Charges have been preferred against McAlcster by W. F. Weeks, chairman of the demo? cratic committee of the teritory, and they have been filed with the Presi? dent and with the Senate committee; McAlester, who is here is fighting' bock, and says he is confident of be? ing confirmed. There is much uneasiness among the higher officials in the Depart? ment uf State on account of the ru? mor, generally believed that Secrtary Gresham has a little list of employes, all in the upper grades, that he in? tends to dismiss for inefficiency. Those having occasion to visit that Department often will do nogrieving if there is a general shake-up among its bureau chiefs, sonic of whom have long been victims <?;* the disease known as "big head." After many conflicting statements, pro and con, the question of an extra session of Congress has been definite? ly settled by President Ceveland, the only man who had the authority to settle it. ** There is to he an extra session, audit will be called to meet early in September, the principal <d> ject being to puss a tariff bill in time to go into effect in the srwingof 1894. It is a big ta.^k. and judging from past experience in thai line the ad? ministration will be lucky ii the new tariff bill gets through by the first of July, of next year. Xo position under the government is more sought after than that ol government printer. He has more patronage, outside of the Civil Ser? vice restrictions, than the bead ol any other bureau, tu say nothing of the cotrol of large disbursements for printing material etc. There are a legion of candidates, sonic from almost every sect inn of the country. President Cleveland says he will not make the selection for several weeks yet, and that when he does he intends to appoint a man who will take the office out of politics and run it on n business basis. That will be in? novation indeed, an there has been more politics to the square inch in that office titan in any other branch of gpverment service, and although Mr. Cleveland's intentions may !>e good, it is very dniihtfu! whether he can seuceed ia banisujng politics therefrom. There is an impression here that the Senate will adjourn a soon as it has decided whether the Senators ap? pointed by the governors of Montana, Washington and Wyoming have a right to their seals, and it begins to look as though that decision would be in the affirmative. It" that be cor? rect, Senator's Hoar's resolution di? recting an investigation of the charge of embezzlement against Senator Roach will not b? acted upon, nor will the new officers nominated by the democratic caucus be elected un? til next fall. The .State Line Controversy Decided. Washington, April 3.?In 1889 Attorney-general Avers, of Virginia, filed a bill With the supreme court of the United States, in which he al ledged that Tennessee was exercising jurisdiction unlawfully over a strip id' territory from two to eight miles wide, from North Carolina line due course in latitude 36 degrees 80 minutes north to the Kentucky line. In the territory described, Avers claimed that serious couflicts of jur? isdiction had arisen, especially over matters connected with the towns of Bristol, Tehn., and Goodson, Va., and he asked that the agreement be? tween the states of Virginia and Tennessee, under which the bonmain? line had been established in 1803 be declared null and void and that Vir? ginia be qtiieted in posession of the disputed territory lying north of par? allel 30 degrees and 30 minutes. In an elaborate opinion by Justice Field, the supreme court to-day de? clined to grant the prayer of Virgin? ia. The opinion went into historical facts exhaustively and discussed the law involved. Briefly, the court held that inas? much as the two states had in 1803; I adopted the report of the boundary commission, that that compact had been impliedly ratifiev by the con? gress of the United States and that for a period of more than eighty-five years the line laid down by the boun? dary commission had been recognized as the true boundary, it would refuse the petition of Virgiuia to now estab? lish one. Any mark, on the old line, that may have become indistinct, or had been destroyed, Justice Field said, could by proper proceeding at the term of the court be ordered re Co? r $15,000 WORTH" OF GOODS TO BE SOLD AT AND BELOW DON'T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY I ?" A CHANCE OF A LIFETIME BUYERS WAKE' UP I This Slaughter Sale Shall Be Remembered and Talked Of for Yearsto Corneas Being a Great Revolution in Prices GOODS: We are Going to Do Business with You, Because We Have Exactly What You Want, and Our Pric< are From 25 to 50 Per Cent. Less than You Have Ever Heard of Before! 01 It FALL AND WJNTER ATTEACT^^iYl^AIJSE A GREAT TURX0I T! Such quantities of New Styles as we show in all departments leaves nothiug t-> be asked for in Quality and Variety. Our Fresh, New I First Class i.! every detail. We have the disposition, the ability and the Elegant Goods to please every buyer seeking bargains in ti MEN'S, YOUTHS', BOYS' and CHILDREN'S CLOTHING. BOOTS, SHOES, LADIES and GENT'S FURNISHING HATS. CAPS, TRUNKS, VALISES, DRY GOODS. NOTIONS, MILLINERY, WATCHES and JEWELRY. Our complete assortment insures perfect satisfaction in the selection of goods to please individual tastes. Vor. will find our lar^c entirely of New Goods, that are trustworthy, serviceable and the best of their class. BVERYTHiXG GOES AT AOT BELOW COST! Goine in and see how fair we will treat you, how well we will please you and how much we will save you. Our goods and prico your inspection and will prove this. The early bird secures the worm, the buyer who is cute, The man who buys of ns will find lie's doublv I? Jv? ? < ; Will be the man who gets i? first and picks the slickest suit. He saves good money on each deal, and gets the ion Remember wc mean what wc say, und ih?> reason why we s:iy wlral wc do is because we have decided to get out of the retail business and our stock there is nothing like a slim figure t<? puj i: in motion. VV*c luit'e bought cheap and we niil sell the entire stock at and belo.v cost. ?OTICE?Auyono desiring lo purchase cur entire stock and wishing to >tcp right into an established and profitable business can set a bar'niii will make terms to suit llie purchaser. For firrthci information address or call on THE NEW YORK CLOTH WTC AND SIIOJE IJOL'SK. Bf? Stone*;; Thanking a liberal public for the palr?nngc extended in the past, and cordiallv inviting all to come and get the benefit of our slaughter-prices ? EW YORK CLOTHING ?ND SHOE H??SP RRANCH STORES: Coeburn, Va.. and Corbin, Ky.' I. MORGAN & CO Pro fof r ARME Oliver Invented and Gave to the World the Chilled Plow. the genuine OLIVER CHILLED PLOWS MADE ONLY BY THE Oliver Chilled Plow Works, South Bend, Indiana, ARE THE BEST GENERAL PURPOSE PLOWS IN THE WORLD. ~ A strong statement but a true one, lor these plows are better known, have reached a larger sale, have had a longer run, have proved more popular and given better satisfaction than any other plows on the face of the globe. . . We*mean the GENUINE OLIVER, and not the imitations claim? ing to be the Oliver, or equally as good. Such imitations arc on the market, placed there by unscrupulous manufacturers who seek to trade on the good name of the Oliver. Look out for imitations, buy only the genuine Oliver plows and repairs, and be sure you are right before you take the plow home. fciTOnce more?Beware of "bogus" Oliver plows and repairs, and take none but the genuine, made by the Oliver Chilled Plow Works, South Bend, Indiana. W. W. WOODRUFF & CO=, Genera! Agents, 76-178 Gay Street, - - KNQXV1LLE, TEF^, Appalachian Bank yv. a. McDowell, president AUTHORIZED CAPITAL .*!!!<'. I?00. Incorporated under the Laws of State of Virginia. Does a General Banking Business. Draws Drafts Direct on all the Principal Cities of the World. K. J. Birk, jr. II. C. HcDowkm., .nt. dikkctok8: J. F. Bui.mtt, jr. J. }>\ . g00dm>k. .). B. F. \llt.lM. E. M. Fn.To.v. C. \V. Ev.vxs. It. T. Irvjnk. W". A. Yn DowKr.i.. Depository of the County of Wise and the town of Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Temporary Quarters, Opposite Post Office. BIG STONE GAP, VA. BANK OF BIG STONE GAP, Ca iJitnl, $SO,000.00 Incorporated under Virginia State Laws. Does a General Banking Business. INTEREST /V1LOWK? ON TIME DEPOSITS. VV. II. NICKELS, President. H. II. BCLLITT, Cuslilcr. U -.i. M. SIcKmvkk, Teller. C. A. Tracy. A. W. Tracy. CY CONTRACTORS ARD ??JLDERS, j PLANS AND ESTIMATES IN EITHER WOOD OR STONE. STORE-FITTINGS AND FINE WORK A SPECIALTY. Office Corner Shawnee Ave. and E. 5th St. Agents for Fay's Manilla Building Paper. 8.1. G0LL1ERS POPULAR BSR -AND VYYANDOTTK ANRNUEj BIG STONE CA?, VA. BRANDIER, WHISKIES, WINES AND BEER, i The very best grades always kept in stock, which I sell in quantities ranging: from a bar glass up to within a gill of five gallons. Parties purchasing in quantity will get benefit of lowest possible price. HOT EGGNOG AND TOM-AND-JERRY. When you want a good drink always give me a call, and you will never leave disappointed. Messrs Sh-mp and Haglar?the gentlemen to be found bebind my bar?will always treat you eourteuiulv, and see that yon have polite attention. I have recently purchased over 1.000 gallons of Fine North Carolina ! Whiskies and Brandies. Bar open from 5 a. m. to I a. m. William eo/Nw; Exporter of Walnut Logs & I BALTIMORE, Write for Prices, naming your Railroad i from shipping points to Norfolk and Baltimore. W'. *D. GSBCTRN E & Prooriefors of Middlesborougli : Planing Dealers In Liimber^Sash, Doors, Blinds, Mouldings, Inside? Shingles, Yellow Pine Flooring-, and ? i specialties. GLAZED, ODD. STAIR, PORCH, AND QUEEN ANNE Work t AS It??li<e?l?oi?OTLii>:l'&4 w. D. osi ? ELEPHONEN i On L. & N. R, R = Kei CONTK ? A N D IB TU I L 3 Estimates Given. ( General Jobbing', l im Fittings a S Sleet on Wood A ^ BIG STONE T Two beds <d' Coking Coal, each one over six feel i Coke as is produced in the United States, will be ; ti< . three miles of the town. Two beds of Gas and Steam ' feet thick, and a bed of Canned Coai uuderlies the *an Two reliable beils of Red Fossil iron, one carrying 1" I a large deposit of Oriskany ore, carrying Wl per ee : part the town site, and thousands of acres on lines ? and L. &, N. R. R. TIMBEKc The most valuable area of virgin forests, of Wall Yellow Poplar (white wood), Birch, Hemlock ami 1 United States, immediately tributary to the town. Supplied by two rapid rivers flowing around the * piping from an elevation 305 feet above the town - i tion. Concentration of railroads at this point inevita Ohio now completed from Bristol, Tenn., and Louisvill? pjeted from Louisville, Kentucky. Several other i struction. Cheap Fuel.- Cheap Raw Material.--Cheap Tran \n $800,000 Iron Plant nearly completed. j,Ave hundred Coke Ovens to he built at once, ectric Light, Street Railway, Good Hotels, etc., i i MORE ADVANTAGES COMBINED THAN CAN Bl OTHER LOCALITY. Manufacturers wanted. Substantial inducements Lots will be sold at schedule rates. Reductions i Prices of lots in Plat No. 5, range from $50 to $1.' Address BIG STONG GAP IMPKOVKJiK> SOUTH ATLANTIC AND OHIO RAIL? ROAD COMPANY. Bio Sto.nk(Jai\ Va., C.Mti) No. 20, Uki-km 1*2, 1892; Trufng East. 2 leaves ft:29 a. m.; arrives at Bris? tol 12:35 p. in. No. 4 leaves 12:30 p. arrives ?t Bristol 4 p. tn. Train? West. No. 1leaves 8:1.) a. mV; No. 3 leaves 5:45 p. m: Connections. Nos. :l and i connect with the N.& W., and E; T. V. k G., at Bristol. No. 1 connects with the L. & N., at Double Tunnel. Eastern standard time. L. A. Pbichard, Agent. L* R. PERRY, STONE-CUTTERj\ND BUILDER. AH kinds o( work tn STONE, BRICK, and PLASTERING, GRANOLITHIC WALKS. &c. Big Stone Cap, or Gate City, Va, D.H.SHBL^-;1 <M PRICE, 11 CENTS P-j Terms Str?cl Office aiui Yard o'1 near lnten?ont mis stoi?*^ <*'