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BIG STONE GAP, WISE COUNTY, VA^l^HURSDAY, AUGUST'io," 1893. NO.36. I atK^ON & BLANKENSHIP, (SoBNEYS-AT-LAW. ' jonosvillo. Virginia. . . |,ti<dncio< n\ nil time*. ? v;'.;.;.s!v,.lciniH.?!.i?-i?"T. I ?--_ y[..(? ! - JOS. L.KELLY. ?"w OFFICES IN AYERS BUILDING, ,,, xv. ni.\NKK.\siUr, Jonrsvllle, V?. Ii c. h'ooAkMi ???? CULLITT& MCDOWELL. [^xtokneys at-law. BIG STONK GAP, VA h a. w. skeen, vTTORNEY-AT-LAW, nil lint;. Rig Stono Cap, Virginia R T. IRVINE, A'fTORNEY-AT-LAW. 1,1 I'.uiUHnK, Wood Avenue, Big stone Gap. Virginia. L< TURNER IVIAURY, attorney-at-law. Ofjirti.. ayer*'Building, Wood Av.-i.io', Bi? Stone Gap, Virginia. ! WALTER E. ADDISON. attorney at law. Mice hi Sirkeh Buildings B ? Stone Gap, Virginia. ? ' ,?.,,,. y? , m h ito*. WIkp C.II. Va. BURNS & FULTON, [attorneys-at-law, L. ... n.wisi md l?i?'k?*iiM??iCouiiIIch,and < in'm-nK ..! IVvlln villi'. Va. ... , ^, rio h -. J"> o. .vi IV.NOa, ? . ,., Va, li > ? Gup. Bin Soon- Gap. luNCAN, M AT HEWS & MAYNOR, attorneys at-law, in Sickels Uuildiiiir, Wood Avenue, [3,-.: Stone Gap, Virginia. . i .,. km ! I'moipl Ucniitance. W. J. HORSLEY, attorney at-law, Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Jk l,S" IWhitesburg, Ky. Ik I dlvctioiiM mid Land Tillen. f il iv.t. mii.i.kit, Norton ALDERSON & MILLER, attorneys at-law. ? , i mi iilluii I? nil iMisiiicesenlriiHtcd to U9. Ad il.it', i v.;.. c |L, Vn., or Norton, Va. M. G. ELY, attorney-at-law, Turkey Cove, Loo Co., Va, J. W. KELLY, PIYSICIANanbSURGEON, tiflii-f in Brag Store, Aycra Block, Big Stone Cap, Virginia. id Ki'Hpond rrotnptly to Call?, Both hay nod M^lit. 13-tf C. D. KUNKEL, f-IVSICIANAN?SUKGEON, Big Stone Gap, Virginia, l-f-diffi?! Ices to thciwopleVf the city and vkinltv. N. H. REEVE, M. D. "REATS LHSEASES OF WOMEN EXCLUSIVELY. P Main St. Bristol, Tenn. DR. J.C. PRUNER, DENTIST, ?ce. Room No. 9, Central Hotel. ' ' ! - ?? Gap the 3d Monday In each service* should make ? ? ' succeeding days during Lpdr-f-a SPROLES, KI*-SII>KXT dextist; B'C STONE CAP, VA., ' -nit nil o|ierationa entrusted . , ? 1 mtarauteey .:.:isf?r,i?? r?,in K-i:/Art Gallery. ,_ ? ?" !?? n . 25-lv. s- W. THACKER, iVlL ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR, B,SStone Gap, Virginia. " ! ?ort a Specialty. MALCOLM SMITH, |V1L ENGINEER AND URVEYOR. ? )f!;co Next to Post Office. BIG stiixk r.\r, va. S- D. HURD, RCHITBCT, _ B'S Stone Cap. vX SPEC1^CATI0NS Us Kurm,AND ESTIMATES ?i#'ri IN A TGUKOL'GH AND lllff ?toiio Gap Companies and Corpo? ration*. Bw Stosk Gap iMntoricvKXT Co; Capital stock, $2,500.000, Rondel issue. |/,O00,000. Officer*.?R. A. Ayers, President, J. P. Rullltt, Jr., V|<?e-Pre*ldent, W C. Harrington, Secretary and Treasurer, Bi? Stone Gap; lt. C. nnllard-Tbruatoi* Trust??, Lonl*vlD>, Ky. Directors.?R. A. Ayers, J. F. Bultitt,Jr., J. K. Taggnrt, Big Stone Gap; Chaa. T. Ballard, Lotds villr, Ky.; Ja*. W. Fox, Jim. C. Hauke! I, New York; H. C. McDowell, sr., Lexingtiro, Ky.; Wm. McGcorge, [Jr., Philadelphia; K. B. Whltridge, Boston. Executive Committee.?R. A. Ayers, J. K. Taggart, Rig Stone Gap; Jas. W. Fox, Jno. C. Haskeil, New York; H. C. McDowell, sr., Lexington. Ky. Bio Stosk Gap Ajen 2*owk?.*s Vau.kt Railway Co. Capital stock, $?ft,ooo. (yticer*.?R. A. Ayers, President, J. K. Taggart, Vlce-Pr?dd*nf, W. C. Harrington, Secretary and Treasurer, KIr Stone Gap. Directors.?R. A. Ayers, II. C. McDowell, jr.. J- K. Tnwiri, HIr Stone Gap; >V. H. Clyde, Sew York; H. C. Wood, Bristol, Teno. Hm Stonk GaP Emcctkic Limit anu Powkk Ci. (Capital stock, &0,000.j President, R. A. Avers; Secretary, Jo*. L. K?-Ily Treasurer, II. II Hnllitt. Director*.?R. A. Ayers, H. Ii. Itullitt. R.T. Irvine, (ins. W. Lorell, Ii. C. McDowell, ;r. Rio Sto.vk Gap Watmk Co. (Capital ?lock $200.000. Bonds Issued, Jfif, 0(10.) OOWrs.?Presinent, J. F. BuliitK jr.; Rig.Stone Gap; Vice-President, James. W. Fox, New York: Sec? retary and Treasurer, W. A. McDowell; Superintend? ent, J. I.. Jennings, Ili^ Stone Gap. Directors.?D. C. Anderson, R. A. Ayers, J. F. Bnl Htt. Jr., Big Stone Gap; J-W. Gerow, Glasgow; I. p. Kane, Gate City, Va. Big stone Gar Bvit.ni.vo ajcu Ixvkstmkxt Co. Capital stock?minimum??:>0,o00. Capital stock?authorized?$10(M)00. (No bonded issue.; Officers.?President, H. T. Irvine; Secretary and Treasurer, W. A. McDowell Rig Stone Gaj). Directors.?R. A. Ayers, John W. Fox, jr., John M. Gooriloe, K. M. Hardiu, H. T. Irvine, W. A. McDow? ell, Rig Stone Gap; John E.Green, Louisville, Ky. Appalachian Bank. Capital stock?authorized?$50,000. Capital stock?paid In?125,000. Officers.?-President, W. A. McDowell; Teller, Jno. It. Payne. Directors. -J. F. Jlullitt, jr., C. W. Evans, J. M. Goodlis?, R. T. Irvine, II. c. McDowell, jr., \V. A. McDowell, J. B. F. Mills, Big Stone Gap; B. J. Bird, Irouton, Ohio. Daist Iro.n axi>Min:so Co. (Mines located at ilti?;::>. LeeCo., Va ) Capital, authorized, $%'M>,000. Capital, paid in, $15,000. Officers.?D.S. Pleasant;-, President, W. A. Mc Djwell, Treasurer, Ku; Stone Gap; Secretary, Walter Graham,Graham, Va., Secretary; ?. L. Monteiro, Manager, Ilagan, Va. Directors.?Walter Graham, Graham, Va.; II. L. Monteiro, Hagau, V't.; L.Turner Matiry, W. A. .Mc? Dowell, I). S. I'luasunls, Big Stone Gap, Va. Intkii?tatk Ixvkstmkxt Co. Capital stock, $100,000. President, Chas. T. Ballard; Vice President, A. T. Pope; Secretary, T. G. Williams, Lou? isville. Directors.?Chas. T. Ballard, John Church? ill, W. N. Gulp, A. S. Hughes, A. V. Lafay? ette, A. 'J'. J'ope, S. Zorn, Louisville. Interstate Tunnel Co. ('apital stock, $10,000,000. President, II. 0. McDowell, sr., Lexington; Vice President, St. John Doyle; Secretary, T. W. Spindle, Louisville. Directors.-?St. John Boyle, J. W. Gnulbert, John E. Green, B. T. Halsey, Louisville, Ky.; Arthur Carey, Clay City, Ky.: F. D. Carley, New York: 11. C. McDowell, Lexinirton, Ky.; Jno. R. Procter, Frankfort, Ky. Faybttk Land Co. Capital stock, $200,000. "President, J. 15. Simrall; Secretary and Treasurer, G. II. Whitney, Lexington, Ky. Directors.?Atila Cox, J. M. Feller, H. F. Smith, Louisville, Ky.; Thos. Marlin, J. II. Simrall, G. H. Whitney, Lexiugtou, Ky.; Horace E. Fox, Dig Stone Gap. South Appalachian LanilCo. Capital stock, $200,000. President, II. C. McDowell, sr., Lexington, Ky.; Secretary and Treasurer, T. W. Spindle, Louisville, Ky Directors.?St..John Doyle, J. W. Gaulbert, John K. Green, Louisville, Ky.; Arthur Carer, Clav City, Ky.: F. D. Carley, Now York: II. C. McDowell, sr., Lexington, Ky. West End Land Co. Capital stock, $200,000. President, Jas. T. Shields, Knoxville, Tenn, Director.*;.?E. P. Bryan, St. Louis, Mo.; R. W. McCrarv, Frankfort, Ky.: Jas. T. Shields, Knoxville, tenn. Virginia Coal and Iron Co. Capital stock, $1,500,000. President, E. B. Letsenring, Philadelphia, Pa.; Vice President, Dr. J. S. Wcnts, Manch Chunk, Pa.; Treasurer, M. S. Kemnierer, Manch Chunk, Pa.; Secretary, W. C. Kent, Philadelphia; General Manager, J. K. Tag gar t, Dig Stone Gap. Directors.?R. A. Avers, Dig Stone Gap; John C. Dullitt, E. W. Clark, Sam'l Dickson, Philadelphia, M. S. Keinmerer, Mauch Chunk, Pa.: E. B. Leiscnring, Philadelphia: Robert H. Saver, Dethlcheni, Pa.; Satn'l Thomas, Catasqua, Pa.; Dr. J. S. Wentz, Mauch Chunk, Pa. Powell's River Coai and Iron Co. Capital stock, $120,000. President, E. D. Leiscnring: Secretary and Treasurer, W. C. Kent, Philadelphia. Appalachian Steel and Jron Co. Capital stock,JS00,(i00. President, E. J. Bird, jr., Irouton, Ohio; Secretary and Treasurer, M. T. Ridenour; General Manager, E. J. Bird, sr., Dig Stone Gap, Va. Director-.?R. A. Avers. E. J. Dird, sr.; M. T. Ridenour, Big Stone Gap; S. P. Bacon, Cincinnati; If. W. Dates, Grecnup, Ky.; E. J. Bird, ir., Irouton, Ohio.; Jno. C. Haskcll, New i. ork. SoiTHWEST Virginia Mineral Land Co. Capital Stock, -$50,000. President, Barton Myers; Secretary and Treasurer, L. H. Shields, Norfolk, Va.; Gen? eral Manager, Jas. W. Gerow, Glasgow, Va. Directttrs?Jas. W. Gerow, Glasgow, \ a.; R. M. Hughes, David Lowettberg, Barton Mvers, L. H. Shields, W. F. B. Slaughter, Norfolk. Bank of Big Stone Gap. Capital?authorized?$100,000. Capital?paid in?$44,300. President, W. II. Nickels, Duflield, > a.; Cashier; H. IT. Dullitt; Teller, W. M. McEl wee, Big Stone Gap. Kentucky-Carolina Timuer Co. President and General Manager, T. II. Ma? son; Vice President, L. 0. Pettft: Secretary and Treasurer, H. H. BulHtt, Dig Stone Gap. Central Land Companv. Capital, $200,000. President, James W, Gerow, Glasgow, Va.; Secretary and General Manager, li. 1'. Irvine, Treasurer, W. A. McDowell. Big Stone Gap. l)ir??ctors.-?-J. E. Abraham, Louisville, Ky.; James W. Gerow, Glasgow, V?.. J. Holliday, Colombia, Ky.; R. T. Irvine, YY . A. McDow? ell, Dig Stone Gap; Bartou Myers, L. ti. Shields. Norfolk, Va. East Bio Stone Gap Land and Improve- j ment CO. Capital Stock, $500,000. President, J. B. F. Mills; Vice President, R.T. Irvine; Secretary, S. C. Berry man, Big Stone Gap. Va. Bio StonkGap Grate and Mantle Co. Capital st-ock-^preferred?$10,000. Capital stock?common?$ 15,000. Presiek'ut, W. K. Harris; Secretary and Treasurer, J. B. Dowdon, Big Stt.ne Gap. Directors.?J. B. Dowden,Jobn Gilley, w. T.GoodJoe,W.E. Harris, R. T. Irvine, big Stone Gap. "> ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF TRAINS. Mouth Atlantic & Ohio. East bound?No. 2 leave* Big Stone Gap daily 10:U4 a. tn., arrives at Bristol 1 |?. ml No.4 leaves 12:45 p. m., arrive* at Bri4tol 4:15 p. m. Went hound.?No. 1 leavos Bristol 8:05 a. nu, ar J rives at-Big Stone Cap 11:35 a. :n. No. :? leaven Bristol p. m. arriv.-x Stone Gap GSWi p. m. Connection*.?No*. I'^anu 3 connect with the L. & N. at I???nli|,- TiiunelL Schedule Jn effect Sunday. June 20th, ISO*. Stand? ard time.. L. A. Pkichard, Agent. f,oul?vlUo & Nashville. (Central time.) No. Hi, Passenger daily.?Leaves Louisville 8:10 p. m.. arrives Big Static Gup 8:33 a. m. No. ho, Bnssenjrer dally.?Leaves Big Stone Gap | C:10 p. in., arrives at Louisville 6:55 a. m. p. J. P. Mookk, Ageiit IU3 Stone <?h|>nn?l Powell** Valley. (Standard time.) R. A. Ayers, Pres't. J. K. TaRgrart, V. Pres't. A. B. Eaton, Superlntend'nt. Gknkkai. OrwKs Bio Stoxk Gap, Va. A transfer line fey freight and passenger buaihesa between the Sooth Atlantic A- Ohio ami Louisville A Nashville BaBroads and the furnaces of the Appa? lachian Steel A Iron Co. Train* leave the Intertnont and Central hotels as follows: For L. A N. train,goingtast. 0:00 a. m. " " *? west. 6:45 p.m. k* S. A. A 0. train, going south. 9:4.r> a. ni. ** ,l 14 M ** .12:30 p. m. For further information regarding freight and passenger traffic, apply to W. C. Harrington. Sec, Ayers building. Bin Stone Gap Va.. l^OSX OPFICK, (East Fifth Street,) ?itC Stone Oca i>, V ea ? .1. M. G00DL0E, Postmaster. General delivery open, week days only, from 8 a. m. to 8.30 p.m. Money Order Department open from 8 a. m. to (! p. in. Mail for North and East., vi?. L.? N\, closes 8.15 p.m. 1,1 " Knst ?? 11.15 a.m. " " West " " " 5.3(1 p.m. ** " South, via. S. A. A 0., - u 12(H) in. Express Pouch for Bristol,Tcini., " 8.15 a.m. To insure prompt dispatch of mail matter it should he deposited in post office letter box before the time for closing, as slated above. SUGGESTIONS TO THE PUBLIC i From (7, S. Official Guide.; 1. ?Address all mail matter legibly and fully. Give name of post office and State in full, street and house number, if the office he a small one, add the name of the county. 2. ?Put your name and address upon upper left hand comer of all matter mailed by you. 3. ?On foreign letters always place the name of county in full. 4. ?Do not use thin envelopes. Stamped envelopes are the best. 5. ?Register all valuable letters. 0.?Send money by Money Order. 7. ?Affix stamps securely on the upper right-hand corner. 8. ?Do on) tender for postage stamps money so mu? tilated as to be uucurrciit. or more than twenty-live cents in copper or nickel coins. It.?Do not ask the postmaster <>r clerk to affix stamp;, for you. 10. ?Do not i\<k credit lor postage stumps or money orders. 11. ?Do not tender checks or drafts inpayment for money orders, or any money exc< pi that which is le? gal tender, and National hank notes. 12 ?Upon corner of envelopes supplied hy hotels, direct what disposal shall !>?? made of letter if un delh ered. ThcPosI Office Department deems it quite import? ant that all the patrons of post offices should supply themselves with Monthly Postal Guide. It would be to their interest and business advantage, a-* well as vastly t<> tho interest of the postal service, since it would h'ing about more accurate.knowledge of there* riuireinehis of that service, would nsliice the amount of mail matter improperly addressed, pom ly wrapped, or insufficiently stamped, ami would largely diminish the number of letters and packages goin<? the Dead Letter Office. Very respectfully. S. B. Jksskk, .Wt P. M. B\a r. r. m ???i HdrfolkiWestern BJL Schedule in effect Jane. ?!, 1893. NO.2 LEAVE BRISTOL, DAILY, 7-30 p. m., arrives at Pulaski 10.43 p. m., arrive E. Lad ford 11.20 p, in., arrive Rouuokv 1.25 p. ni arrive Lynchburg 3.25 p. ni, Petersburg 7.-tu a.m. Richmond 8.35 a.m., and Norfolk 10.(M) a. m. Pullman sleeper Bristol to Norfolk ami Lynch hurg to Richmond. NO. 0. 7.00 p. ni., (Limited; Stops only at Had ford arrives Roanoke 10.46 p. in. Has Pullman Sleeper for Washington \ ia Roanoke, Sheiisdoah Junction and B. A 0. Al.-o for New York via llagerstown and Hurriiiburg. Dining cars attached, No. 4. 7.00 a. in., arrives Roanoke 12./0 p. m., I.may 8.00 r p. in., llagerstown 0.20 p. in., irrlvea Washing? ton, via B. A O. R. B. anp Shenadonh Junction 10.30 pi m. Tiirough sleeper for New York. Arrive Lyuchburg2.15p. m., arrive-; Petersburg 0.30 p. m., Richmond T.Xi p. m , Norfolk 0.10 p. in. Puslman parlor car Roanoke to Norfolk. WINSTON-SALE M DIYISON.?Leave Roanoke daily S.15 a. m., lor Winston Salem and Intermediate points. NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION.?Leave Pulaski 8.00 a. in., daily except Sunday, for Betty Baker, and at 0.30 a. 111., daily for lvanhoe, and 2.00 p. in., daily, for lvanhoe and Gosson. NEW RIVER BRANCH.?Leave Rad ford daily 9.55 a. m., ho- Blii'Held and Poeahontna and coal Re? gions also for all si at ions Clinch Valley and for Louisville via Norton. NO. 7 Leaves Rudfurd for BlucBcld, PocouonLis, Kctiova, Columbus, Chicago .md all points west. Pullman Sleepers through from.Norfolk to Chicago via Rudford. CLINCH VALLEY DIVISION.?I*ave Biucticld dai? ly 7.30 a. m., for Norton and 1.15 p. m., for Nor? ton Louisvtlv and stations, L. A N. R. R. via Nor? ton. DURHAM DIVISION.?Leave Lyuchburg funion sta? tion] 7.10 p. in., and 8.25 p. in. daily for" South Boston. Durham, and all intermediate stations. Trains from the East arrive Bristol daily at 1.20 p. in., 12.45 (vestibule limited) a. in., 12.15 night. For further information apply to F. C. Wright, Ticket Agent, Bristol. W. B. BEV1LL. G. P. A., Roanoke, Va. ?Hotel ?Hamilton, -AT DEPOT. BRISTOL, VA.-TENN W. P. HAMILTON, Proprietor. Rates $2.00 Per Day. THE I/NTE-RMOMT, Big Stone Gap. Va. Strictly First-Class. All Modern Improvements. Rates $2.50 per Day. M^Sneclal Rates tbConwnerclal Men and Families. PETER KIDD, PROPRIETOR. cTTi BJL_8MUkDiMe, Big Stone Gap, - - Virginia. Correspondence Soiioited. A BOOM IN GOLD MINING. It Receives a Decided Impetus From the Silver Depression. Salt Lake City, Aug. 3.?The depression of the the silver market has given a decided impetus to gold mining in Utah and, Nevada. The new gold camp of Ivy, in Grasp val? ley, Xevad, has been explored, and information from Frisco, U. T., the nearest telegraph station, states.that William Anderson and YV. I). Cnr rier, old Colorado prospectors, who opened up the camp, at a depth of 60 feet discovered an immense body of mineral that assays $125 in gold and 200 ounces in silver. A number of other equally good prospects are be? ing developed at Ivy. News from the Henry mountains gold districts is to the eflectjjiat rich strikes in a dozen new prospects have been made, ami stamp mills are kept busy crushing ores. This camp is practi? cally unexplored, and experienced mining men are confident that the Henry mountains will be the coming gold district of the west. Gold For America London, Aug. 4.?Amount of bul? lion withdrawn from the Bank of England on balance today was 222, 0001b, and is for shipment to Ameri? ca. New York, Aug. 4.?The Augus? ta Victoria, which'arrived today, brought $170,000 gold. -? i O, GOD, KILL ME! The Despairing Cry of a Slave to the Morphine Habit. The Appeal-Avalanche says: It was a most pitiable sight W. M. Baker, a prominent young man of Forest City, Ark., presented last Thursday night as ho lay upon tho bed in room 37 of the Fransioli hotel, groaning and begging for more mor? phine. He has been a slave to the use of cocaine and morphine for the past two years. As a light substitute be? tween doses of the opiates he smokes cigarettes. It requires four or five boxes of these each day to satisfy his appetite. He has been in his present deplorable condition for the past three days. It would have been a lesson to all young men who have any desire to "hit the pipe" could they have seen this living skeleton? a young and promising man given up as a sacrifice to the crazing habit of morphine eating?as he lay upon the bed begging some one to kill him "Oh. Cud, for Christ's sake have mercy on a helpless soul," he mut? tered. "Oh, doctor, for God's sake just give me enough to kill me and put me out of misery; I wouldn't stand and see a dog suffer like you people arc doing, 1 would pull out a pistol and kill him. Why don't you do me that way? It would be a blessing to me," he went on. Dr. J. A. Currie, the attending physician, says- that while the pa? tient is not in immediate danger, yet he cannot continue long in his pres? ent state. WOMEN MAY SMOKE. Louisville Judge Decides They Can Puff Cigarettes In public Louisville, Aug. 3.?Judge Buck? ley laid down an important prece? dent in the city court this morning, establishing the right of women to smoke cigarettes while walking the streets. Etiquette has denied to the women the privilege of smoking on the streets, but the law has now broken down the barrier which the rules of propriety had set np. Yes? terday evening Annie ?Wilson, Amy Ediugton and Mary Wilson were strolling up Jefierson street puffing cigarettes. Officers Smith and Gu enther were standing at the corner of First and Jefierson streets when the girls came along. The police were shocked at the unusual sight and promtly arrested the girls on the charge of disorderly conduct. After Judge Buckley had listened to the testimony he said: "While the accused were not act? ing in accordanee^with the establish cd canons of society, I cannot see that they were violating any law." "Of coursegiot," said Capt. Min? ton, their 'attorney, "especially as they paid for the cigarettes. This is an age of progress and the young girls were simply blazing the way." Youth beholds happiness gleaming in the prospect. Age looks back on the happiness of youth, and, instead 'of hopes, seeks its enjoyment in the recollections of hope.?(Colridge. RAILROAD. ONE BRANCH FOR BIG STONE GAP. Descriptive Sketch of the Propos? ed Knoxville and Bristol Railroad. A short time ago The Times no? ticed in full the "Newman Erb Scheme," which was noted in Drcx 1 el, Morgan tfe Co.'s report as being so near an issue as to effect the val? ue of the stock of the East Tonness see road. The article referred to caused endless correspondence on the subject, and in reply to inquiries, the engineer who has recently examined the proposed-*route, addresses the following communication to The Times: "As the proposed Knoxville and Bristol road has created an apparent eager desire for correct information for and about the country through which it will pass, as it would take up my entire time to answer the the numerous letters of inquiry con? tinually coming to me, I most beg space enough in the columns of your wide-circulated journal for a brief statement of facts as they have been obtained from observation and per? sonal examination. From T?te Springs, in Grainer county, the road will pass on to the Hawkins county line through pne of the loveliest vales in East Tennessee, well-watered and fertile, with every evidence of a prosperous and well contented people. Immediately after entering Hawkins county, and con? tinuing in the same valley, Moores? burg is reached, a small village in which is the wonderful Epsom-Lithie well opened to the public bv Dr. .1. A. Summers. This will unquestionably become a noted watering place when improved and developed. Thus we have two attractive summer resorts within tho first nine miles traversed bv this pro-1 jected road. Soon after leav? ing Moorsburg, the heart of the Southern marble belt is entered upon, and continued on with for about for? ty miles. This marble is said to be the equal of any in the known world for beauty, variety in coloring, fine? ness of quality and durability. The deposits of this material are inex? haustible, and will furnish the bal? last for the proposed roadbed, as it has served fqr many years to erect marble chimneys to log cabins and door stoops ami horse blocks to the villagers and farmers. Although this marble brings the highest obtainable market, price, there has been but lit? tle development of these magnificent quarries, owing to their distance from railway transportation. To give some idea of the vast wealth lying undeveloped in thsc quarries, we will take the following low estimates: Not less than 200 square miles of solid marble deposits will be drained by this proposed road, which, if quarried only fifty feet deep, would yield 278,000,000,000 cubic feet at 50 cents per cubic foot, it would be worth the fabulous sum of $139, 000,000,000. Besides the marble there are continuous forests of the more valuable hard woods extending the whole length of the road, with vast deposits of a fine quality of bar ytcs and zinc ore, almost as exten? sive in quantity, which yield from 28 to 37 per cent, of the pure metal, and these resources are backed by one of the finest agricultural sections iu the State, known far and wide as the Holsten Valley. In regard to the mineral resources the marble lies chiefly in Hawkins; the barytes and zinc in Sullivan county. Besides the mineral springs already noticed, the road will pass near Galbraith's, Hale's, and several other, summer resorts of note at intervals along the route. The towns it will pass through are all thriving and growing and the people prosperous. Rogers - villeis one of the wealthiest towns in East Tennessee, its citizens hos? pitable, liberal and progsessive. The town itself is prettily situated and picturesque, in fact, what I have said of Rogersyilie will in a modified form answer the description of every town on this route. Bristol, the eastern terminal point of this line, is too wellk known to need a word in this brief article, although I may add that the embryo city has the^re markable record of having carried through to completion every enter? prise she has undertaken or star-ted. The total distance traversed by this oad will be about seventy-eight miles, and I do not believe that an? other railroad route could be laid down upon the map of the United States which would develop a more prosperous section or one of greater natural wealth, and more natural re? sources in the same length of road, setting aside its importance as a link, , in a great independent trunk line [railway, from Norfolk, Va., via [ Chattanooga to Birmingham. The [ Erb syndicate will surely build this ilink, if the people along the line will I hoartily co-operate and work togeth? er among themselves for this end. Another route has been, however, presented for con deration, and is one also very rich in mineral resources. This route would begin at Wash* burn, on tho Knoxville and Cumber? land Ciap railway, pass up the Clinch river valley to Spears' Fc-ny, ami thence connect with the South At? lantic and Ohio railroad, and the Three C\s railroad, tho total distance being about sixty miles. This link would by combination with the South Atlantic and Ohio railroad, tap the Norfolk and Western at Big Stone "Gap, and link together by an inde? pendent system the cities of Norfolk, Big Stone Gap and Birmingham, as well as giving a short connection with Louisville and Cincinnati. The Erb syndicate will build a link north of Knoxville to meet the Norfolk and Western people, and to perfect their own system at an early date, is no longer a question, but a settled fact, and that they will develop a mag? nificent territory when the road is constructed, is no less certain.? Chattanooga Times. A Reminder of the Sere and Yellow The old city editor who at one time had been uight, fire, police, and Coroner reporter, sat before his desk grumbling at the decadence of his profession. The telephone's ring called him from his reverie. The man at the other end of the wire was a "soph" in the business. '?There is a fire in a hotel near the World's Fair," said the young re? porter. "There is nothing new about that. However, let us have it for what it is worth," said the city editor. "The fiames are leaping?" began ^he reporter, but the old city editor called him down with the remark that the flames leapt when Nero led the orchestra at the burning of Rome. Tho young reporter vainly endeav? ored to arouse the latent interest of his chief. Finally he got in this: "A woman leaps from the window to save her life and and is crushed." "Same old story. Get the insur? ance and ring off," replied the city editor. . "Say," appealed the young report? er, "take down this for first addition. Man throws his wile out of a window and she is saved." The city editor smiled, not that he was heathenish or cruel, but be? cause the seemingly impossible had occurred. He answered back: "Now you are getting down to facts. That's something like. lie minds me of nights when I was doing fires. Say, you remember that old story about the man who threw a mirrow out of the window and car? ried a feather pillow clown seven flights of stairs and across sixteen vacant lots?" "Yes," was the response. "Well, that was a fact. 1 saw it done. Now you tell me that a wo? man was thrown from a window by her husband and was saved. ^JMiat sounds reasonable. It smacks of the possibility, I had thought of thing you last week, but you have saved your bacon. 1 will recommend that you be given a half a day off some time next winter. Von have res? cued the profession, come in with your copy."?Chicago Tribune. It is reported here that a New York banker, R. T. Williams, has bought the Grcenbrier White Sul? phur Springs. The property in? cludes 8r000 acres of laud, an enor? mous hotel and a large- number of cottages, and has been held $80,000 for a considerable time, though the price paid by Mr. Williams is not known. This valuable property has been in litigation for many years. The late William A. Stuart, of Rus? sell county, was the last purchaser at public sale a few years ago. Love of country is one of the loft? iest virtues which the Almighty has planted in the human heart, ami to treason against it has been consider? ed among the most damning sins.? (Emory A. Storrs. COMPARED WITH 1873. ??*?-? Banks Then Only Had $5,000,000 Currency and No Gold of Their Own. Nkw York, Aug. 2.?Henry Clews called attention to this inter? esting comparison of the condition of the New York banks in 1873 and now. y "In 1873 the New York banks at the worst stage of the panic only had $5,000,000 of currency among them. They bad no gold of their own, the gold being held by them being on special deposit, and it commanded a premium, hence was not in circula? tion, rs now, as money. At the present time the New York banks hold in currency and gold together $01,000,000 being $80,000,000 bet? ter off in actual money in their vaults than during the panic of 1873, thus showing the strong position held by them at the present time. On this showing 1 do not hesitate to say that the banks of New York, combined together as through the clearing house association, occupy the position of a fortress, and are perfectly able to meet any and all emergencies." A member of the clearing house committee gave this explanation <>f the issuance of loan certificates for the purpose of facilitating gold im portatntions: "The customers of a bank buy the hills of exchange drawn, say, for wheat or stocks or any article you please. They pay for those bills of exchange by checks on their bank account, the persons selling their bills getting in turn credit therefor at their own banks. The bank or banks on which the checks are drawn, of course, have to pay those checks through the clearing house, and to do this they take out clearing house loan certificates rather than part with gold or currency. The banks' customers who bought the bills ofexchanee remit those hills to London and have gold shipped to them hen1 in return. So you see, with the rate of exchange favorable we get the gold here without anyone paying out a dollar of cash for it. The rate of exchange must first of all be low enough to warrant the transaction being made." CHARITY REWARDED. (From tin' French CmIhIIc Meqilex.) On the Spanish high-road, where the pretty lasses and the handsome lad arm-in-arm were returning from Lbe CoiTtda, a young begger, wrap? ped in his ragged cloak, asked alms, saying he had eaten nothing for two days. .Judging from his miserable appearance, and his hollow cheeks, it was plain he did not lif. Howev? er no one took any heed of him, oc? cupied as they were with singing and with love. Must he be left to lie of hunger, the hau Isome begger iy the roadside? But three girls, of twenty years, plum]), laughing, stopped and took pity on him. The first gave him a dime. "Thank you," he said. The second gave him a smaller coin. '?>Lay God reward you," he Raid. The third?the poorest and the prettiest?had neither small coins nor dimes; she gave him a kiss. The starving man spoke never a word, but a flower-seller happening to come by, he spent all the mo*ney they bad just given him on a big bunch of roses, and presented it to the pretty girl. The Fourth National Bank, o/ Chattanooga, Tenn., has gone into voluntary liquidation. It is reported that Mayor Fol mar, of Troy. Ala., has placed $35,000 of Trey bonds at par. The directors of the Atlantic Na? tional Bank, of Wilmington, N. C, have decided to increase its capital stock from $125,000 to $200,000. The First National Bank of Win ston, N. C, which recently failed, is to be reorganized. I'uder the uew organization J. C. Dux ton, of Win? ston, is to be president. The First National Bank of Har risonburg, Va., has recently declared a semi-annual dividend of five per cent, and also increased its surplus fund by the addition of -$5,000 in cash. i". - '.jH' The Clayton (Ala.JrBanking Com? pany has" increased its capital to $100,000. Anew company at the same place has organized a baiJk with a capital stock of $50.000. They are preparing for the good times coming this fall.