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The Big Stone Gap Post.
C. M. Harris. Editor and Manager. THURSDAY, AUGUST 81,139.?,. Tphms or SoRMCtiiPTioic: On* Yoar. .... fi.oo Sl\ Moutlif. ... 60 Vavment ?irknlv in advance. THE HOUSE PASSES THE WILSON BILL. The Rons?, Monday last, passed the Wilson hill by a majority of 1?0, the vote standing 204 to 110, thus redeeming the first pledge of the Democratic platform, so far as wn* in its power. The bland tree, coinage substitute bill was defeated bv a vote of 22."> to 123. ENCOURAGING NEWS, From every- quarter of financial channels comes encouraging reports in regard to a general revival ofj business and the restoration of confi? dence. Suspended banks arc re? suming business and in many places factories ot* different kinds that have been standing idle for months are being again started up. Don't expect too much on the start ; there's not going to be a reg? ular cloud-burst of gold dollars poured down over the country. The restoration of all kinds of business ho its normal condition must and will be gradual. The country has just past through a long and serious spell of "financial sickness ; " at times her chances for recovery looked gloomy, but her physicians who have carefully watched over her and noted every heart's throb and pulse-beat, now report her as convalescing, and "able to bobble 'round on a stick." Soon the "old girl" will again appear, dressed in her best clothes and a bricht smile on her face, and we'll all be gay and happy again. THE EMPLOYEES SHOULD ACT WISELY AND ACCEPT. Laboring men and employees the country over should bear well in mind that the companies and corpo rat ion a by which they are employed, and which furnish the daily bread tor their families, have been the greatest sufferers from the money panic and "cncral 'dosing down of business. As evidence of this fact below is given a statement showing earnings of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. for live weeks ending August 21, 1893, compared with thosame period of 1892: O.KUSS RAUN'INQK?KRKIliHT. 1891. 1893. l)ecr*?. Pr. ct. 3rd Work, July? flMT.sr* $342.535. * 65,255 21.2 4t|) " " ? 40*2,Si.Sl 330,2:10 82,721 20.5 Igt - Auk? 295,010 221,005 74,605 25.2 2nd ?* ?? ? 292.880 225,170 67,710 23.1 3rd ?* " ? 881,960 1 93,125 88,835 31.5 Total . 1.581,251 1,202,125 379.120 at.9 TOTAL UKOKS KAKMNUS. 3rd Week. July?$432,285 $371,945 $60,340 14 .0 ,U1, ??? 583,268 511,710 71,55? 12.3 1st An?? 431,555 354,570 70,985 18.0 - _ 4-24.075 356,605 07,47-'? 15.9 3T<1 _ 423,125 310.5115 103.620 24.5' Total . 2,294,300 1,914,:<35 379,971 l<;.r, T.)tu! gros? earnings, Jnij 1, IS',12 tu Aug. 21, 1S92.. $3,113400 Tutnl gross earnings, July 1, 1893, to Aug. 21,1S93. 2,6SG,UXI j Decrease. . * 420.020 The Louisville & Nashville Company lias made to its employees what doubtless will be considered by them a fair and lii> cral proposition. While the. earnings ol the road was reduced 13 per cent in fifty two days its management ouly asks a re ductioti in wages of 10 per cent, atid that ti continue for only two or three mouths. The L. & X. employees on this division of the system arc thinking, intelligent men. and i? is believed they will see und appreciate the consistency of the propo? sition and wisely uecept it. Many of them have been consulted on the subject and to a man speak favorable of an accept? ance, some of them saying they would he willing to a 15, 20 or .10 percent reduction if needed to tide the Company over if it would slate a given time. The men know the management and are willing to abide by their judgement. There are more idle railroad meu in the Uuited States today than ever known before ; and, recognizing this fact and thafa hall-loaf is better than no bread," the E. T.. V. & G., M. & O., employees, as well as those on several other roads, have sensibly accepted a similar reduction as that proposed by the L. & X., and the uboya" on tilt's system should, and we l?o lieve will, do the same. DON'T BE A CROAKER. Yes, there are croakers every, where. Big Stone Gap has a few, but not more than her share; in fact not her full share, for her citizens are energetic and resolute above the av? erage. . Have all the facts in their favor as much today as they ever had; yes more, for the truth has been con firmed by time and experiment, no one can gainsay the statement, that there is not another snot on the Con? tinent with greater or equal advant? ages for cheap 'manufacturing. If so name it. Where on the face of the earth do you rind eight.foot veins of coking coal above drainage, oven superior to Connellsvillc, within five miles of exhaustless iron ores, with limestone lying between, and the act? ual product made proven the best coke iron in the South, and conv |mading a market at increased prices prom New England to Michigan? Where in the topography of this great Appalachian chain do you find a great gate-way breaking through the first path or upheavel that lies Best to the stratified coal leaving the coal fields on the west actually in sight of the iron orc? on the east? The answer is nowhere But at Big Stone Gap. But this is not the half. Where in the whole Appalachian range, from Penu., to Birmmingham, Ala., do you find the very climax and per? fections of the stratified coals both in quantity and quality? The answer is immediately wj?st and adjacent to Big Stone Gap. Where, then, in this whole range, do you find the finest and chief mag? netic ores, the same from which the highest priced steel on the Continent | iH today being made? The answer is, east of and nearest to the coals at Big Stone Gap. Where can you, on this Continent find me such an area of hard woods as that of which Big Stone Gap is the centre ? No where. Add to these our motive power and healthful altitude, climate and perfect adaptitude in location to the surrounding conditions, and why should anybody croak at hard times? But there are hard times everywhere, and in spite of so-called hard times there is not a vacant house in town. There is a universal paralysis of busi? ness all over the land; no new en? terprises or investments of any kind to be found anywhere, hut there will bo some time. The country will get over its insane panic, the wheels will start again and then under the law of "the survival of the fittest," Big Stone Gap will sec a boom such as is commensurate with her true advant ages. WASHINGTON LETTER. ( Popt'K Regular Correspondent. Washington, Aug. 28, ISM. Editor Pout : The House today passed the Wil 8on bill for the unconditional repeal of the purchasing clause of the Sher? man silver law, but this was' merely a preliminary skirmish to the great legislative battle that is tu he fought in the Senate over silver. Some ugly talk is being indulged in by some of those who voted lor repeal in the House, on the. promise that further silver legislation should at once follow, because of the movement now under way to prevent the House from undertaking any other financial legislation at the extra session, and if the movement suc? ceeds there will be more of the talk. An examination of the entire debate in the House will show that a large ma jority of those who voted for re? peal announead themselves as bimet? al is ts, and many of them .-rated in I their speeches that they would vote I for repeal because they expected sil? ver legislation to follow. A hill for a single gold standard could no< get forty votes in the House. Although there is no doubt, not? withstanding the positive prediction of such Senators as Gorman, Hill, Morrill and Allison, as to the out? come of the silver bat tle in the Sen? ate, there is little or none as to the j fate of the Wilson hill, which has just passed the House- 1* will be [ pigeon-holed by tin; Finance com-j I * mit tee, to which it will be re erred as soon as it goes to the Senate. The right in the Senate will he over the] j Vorhees bill, which after providing j for the repeal of the purchasing j clause of the Sherman law declares ; it to be the policy of this Govern j ment fo maintain a bimetalic cur ! rency. The administration is ma kino I every effort to secure votes for the Vorhees bill from the Southern Sena? tors who have been classed among those opposed to unconditional re? peal, and this week President Cleve? land is coming back to Washington to help. Numerous gains arc claim? ed but the only names yet mentioned are those of Senators Call and Pasco, of Florida, who are said to have agreed to follow the example of Sena? tors Vorhees and Hill in making free coinage speeches and then vot? ing for repeal. This work is, how? ever, only half done when the ma? jority of the promised votes have been obtained for the Vorhees bill. The bill cannot be passed unless it can be voted upon, and it cannot be voted upon until the consent of prac tieally all of the Senators has been obtained. Efforts arc now being made to reach an agreement as to the length of time the bill shall le debated"and to set a day for taking the vote, but some of the Senators wiil have to undergo a great change of mind before anything definite! comes of them. The Senators from the silver states say it will be time enough to talk about setting a time! to vote after the subject has been! debated a reasonable time. It is understood that the administration Senators made an unsuccessful at? tempt to make a deal with the Be publican silver Senators to secure the setting of a date to vote on the! Vorhees bill, in return lor their promise to let the tariff alone during this session of Congress. Tho proposition for the repeal of the tax on State bank currency is practically dead awhile, as a majori? ty of the House committee on Bank? ing and Currency, to which the bill providing for the repeal was referred, is opposed to the hill. The s?nie committee also has before it the bill providing for the exchange of the (J. S. bonds for currency whenever own? ers Willing to give the interest for the use of the currency, ami so many ob? jections have been raised against it! that its favorable report to the House is doubtful. The new rules for the government of the House have been completed. While they are not so strict as those used by the last republican House, they are much stricter than those used by the last House, and any ex? tended filibustering will be very difficult, if not impossible. Senator Lodge lias introduced a bill that would, if it were a law, ac? complish more reform in the Civil Service than all the la ws now on the statute books have been alee to do up to this time. It provides for taking the appointment of fourth class postmasters entirely out of par? tisan politics, which would certainly be an improvement on the present method of appointing them. There is littlo probability, however, that the bill will ever become law. It might get through the Senate, us the Senators have but littlo personal in? terest in the matter, but it would stand no show in the House, for the average Representative uses the fourth-class postmasters of his dis? trict to eontrol the party machine, and to maintain his personal ascend? ancy. The last day of the silver debate in the House was, by long odds, the most interesting, nearly every speak? er being a man of national reputa? tion. Among them were ex-Speaker Reed, Bonrke Cockran, W ilson, ol W. Va., "Private" John Allen, of Mississippi, and Bland of Missonri, the silver leader of the House. -. -r^ . A BLACK EYE FOR BAILEY. THE McGEOR?E-BA I LEY-WOOD COM? BINATION KNOCKED INTO A COCKED-HAT. .Turtle Ooffn Peclsslon a Complete Victory for the Big Stone Gap Improvement Company. Judge OofT has rendered his opin? ion in the case of Win, McGeorge, jr., and others against the Tlij; Stone Gap Improvement Co. In substance his Honor finds that the evidence does not sustain a single one of tho allegations made by the plaintiffs of fraud, mismanagement, nnd misap? propriation of funds of the Comp? any; that the management of tlie Company have been unusually cau? tions and conservative in consulting j with and and obtaining the approval of the Directors and stockholders of the Company as to all important ? transactions; that the plaintiffs them | selves had full knowledge of and ap proved the very transactions of which they now complain; that a want of equity will nol now permit the plaintiffs to complain of actions I in which they themselves took part, i I and that, as the allegations of fraud j arc not sustained, the mere fact that I the defendant is insolvent constitutes I no ground for the appointment of re i ceivers. The opinion concludes, "I "will j now pass a decree dissolving the in? junction herein heretofore granted and directing the provisional receivers ito restore to the Big Stone Gap Im? provement Company all of its prop? erty now in their hands: requiring them to make a report of their pro ' ceedings as such receivers to tliis j court, preliminary to the settlement of their accounts and their discharge as such officers: refusing the prayer of the bill, which, after the court has passed on the receivers accounts, will be dismissed at the cost of the com? plainants." The opinion is an aide document, covering every point made in the case, and will do much toward correcting the erroneous, and, in this section, prevalent idea that a few dissatisfied stockholders can at any time, for the most trivial cause, have a corporation put into the hands of receivers. The complainants were represent? ed by Capt. F. S. Blair and Judge Win. F. Rhea and the defendant by St. John Boyle, of Louisville, and Bullitt & McDowell, of this place. -* ?.-_ SILVER NOTES The ratio in value of gold and silver was 1 to 15 in 1872, 1 to 18 1882, and 1 to 20 in 18?? According to Mulhall, there were $250,000,000 more silver coined than were mined during the fifty years between 1831 and 1831, and more than 5,000 tons of silver plate, fix? tures, ornaments had to be melted down to supply the deficiency. In silver money France stands at the head of all nations in the per capita amount?$18 per inhabitaht. Holland is second with $14: ihe United States is the third, with $8. Germany has $4.25, Great Britain ? $2.75. At TO cent? a bushel the value of the wheat crop of the United State* for 1892 was $30,000,000. The value of the American gold mined in 1801, the year previous, was $33, 000,000. Figuring corn at 40 cents a bushel the American crop was worth in 1892 $000,000,000. The value of the silver mined in the same year was $75,000,000, less than one eighth of the value of the corn. The United States stands first among the silver producing countries. Mexico second, Australia third, Bo? livia fourth, and Chili fifth. Silver producing countries are usually poor countries when thev have no other export of gi eater value. ' The Blaiul bill, providing for the resumption at United States mints ; of the coinage of silver dollars, pass j ed the United States Senate on Feb. ! 15, 1878, by a vote of 48 to 21. Among those voting in favor of it were Ingalls of Kansas, Morgan of Alabama, Vorhees, Democratic Senar tor of Indiana; Wallace of Pennsyl? vania, and Thurman of Ohio, Dem ocratic candidate for Vice President in 1888. It had the support of both I Senators from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois. Wisconsin, Nebras? ka, and Minnesota. William Win? dorn, afterward Secretary of the! Treasury, and a stroug advocate of the gold standard, voted for the! Bland hill. Of those opposed seyen were JQemocrats and fourteen Repub? licans. Among the Democrats were Bayard of Delaware, Keruan of New] York, Whyte of Maryland, and Mc Phcrsoh of New Jersey. Among the Republicans were .lames G.j Blairie and Roscoe Conklin (not usu? ally on the same side), Morrill and Edmunds of Vermont, and both Re? publican Senators from New Hamp? shire, and Rhode Island. One Cal? ifornia Senator voted in favor of the bill, the other voted against it. DR. F. A. SPROLES, RES I DENT DENTIST, BIG STONE GAP, VA., Will cciuotlfllcaJIy perform nil Operation?? cutruntcd d> hl? care, .mil jnwrnnleea MUstacUvif. Ortlce-?Front room, tip-Htnirs, In Fritx Art (3<ill?ry. Hours from 0 a. nr. to 5:30 p. n*. 25-Iy. f^u?ranto<*ii Care. We authorize our advertised druggist to .Meli Dr. King's New Discovery for Consump? tion, Cough* und Colds, upon this condition, if yon. are ;< i'.icted with a Cough, Cold or any Lung,flmiai <>r Chest trouble, and will use this rentedr ss directed, giving it a fair trial, and experience in> benefit, you may return the bottle and iinve your money refunded, We could not lii?kc this offer did wo not know that Dr. King's New Dlscorery could be relied on. It never disappoints. Trial bottles free at S. L. Wiittehead & Co.'s drug store. Large size 50c and $1.00. L. R. PERRY, STONE-CUTTER_AND BUILDER. All kinds of work In STONE, BRICK, and PLASTERING. GRANOLITHIC WALKS. &c. Big Stone Gap, or Gate City. Va. ???.?? mmmmmmmmmmmmm i IAN IDEAL FAMILY MEDICIN ? For Indigestion, Blllotuaesa. 1 Headache, Constipation, Bod | Complexion, Off?ail?o Braath, I and aU disorders ot Iho Stomach, S Liver and Bowels, 9 RIPANS TA8ULES ^ = ?et gently yet promptly. Forf *ot i dlgPHtion follows their vm. 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A strong statement but a true one, for 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 are on the market, placed there by unscrupulous manufacturers who seek to trade on the good name of the Oliver. * 1 Look out for imitations, buy only the genuine Oliver plows and repairs, and be sure you are right before you take the plow home. USTOnce 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., General Agents, *7ff-77S Gay Street, - - KNOXVILLE, TENN Rose Winters and Paper^ TH6 Jonesvii|e ? W- COUK, pf I. T. TAYLoi f!un ^ .'i Boardin j 4 rao e Suppue(J ^ iBROIiZN ? BlCRi FANCY GR?C; Call On thorn tar m dies. Raisins. Fl? 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