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h. j. avers ? j^e. haves. 8?.,?,-.. ?lana'aer. TilUliSDAV, KE?. 15, 185*" ?"n;h>. " . * * * $1.00 . few the largest eirada Honof???J paper in Southwest Vir? ginia, and ? it st^adihj incrcasinq. An inspection of ,7* snh^ription list m invited hy those nmicmphuhuj ad? vert isina. Mr. Delaware Kemper, of Bristol, lias been selected as Consul to Amoy, China, to succeed Hampton H?ge. With the building of coke oven*, which will soon commenoc.Big Stone Gap will forge ahead at the rate of a mile a minute. With two or three Court-House Removal questions, the position of! Delegate Irvine is not a bed of roses. Eithei position he takes will leave him numerous enemies, and afford Hon. ?lessee Hylton much pleasure. TiieCohnell?ville-Courier mentions the proposed location of a new indus? try at Connellsville and attributes it to the Wilson Bill. If mills can lo? cate at that point under the workings of a Democratic tariff, Big Stone Gap ought to get a number of them, considering its superior ad? vantages. The attidude of the Hon. David B. Hill in reference to the appoint? ments ofthe President, is on a gen? eral line with the past record of the man. He never was anything but a local politician, and the exponent of 'a corrupt spoils system. His mintkj is so narrow and contracted that real statesmanship is unknown to Him. His presistcnt warfare upon Presi? dent Cleveland is not calculated to add anything to his reputation. The Louisville Commercial, a Re? publican newspaper, told its readers a few days ago, that ''the Federal Election Laws were very good and constitutional laws, but their useful? ness has ceased, except perhaps in Xew York City." ItJ then went on to say, "In the rest of the country they were a provocation rather than advantage, and they afforded dema? gogues an excuse for diverting the minds of voters from real issues. Their repeal will be a distinct advan? tage to the cause of intelligent discussion aud voting." Could con? demnation of those Election Laws bo more severe or the language of one of their advocates be more inconsis? tent, than shown by the language quoted? The Post and Its Advisers. There are some people in Big Stone Gap who seem to think that running a good newspaper is a lot of j fun, and there are a great many who think that a newspaper can be con? ducted without any expense. There are some who think they know a great deal about conducting the same, and are continually boring the editor with suggestions and advice gratis, when in fact about all they know could be carried in a thimble. The Post begs to inform this latter class of gentle? men that when any advice is desired about something that relates to their particular calling and it is thought they aro competent to give it their advice then may be sought, but cer? tainly in regard to nothing connect? ed with t he management of this paper. The Repeal of theFederai Elections Law. The Democratic party by repeal? ing the Federal Floctions Law, has redeemed one of its pledges. This law was ono of the most infamous that was ever sought to be saddled upon a free and enlightenedi people. It was a direct blow aimed at the liberty of the people, adopted by the Republican party, that they might perpetuate themselves in power, and establish at Washington a despotic paternal government with ignorance, monev and corruption as the founda? tion stones. Happily, tho American people checked this brilliant scheme and emphatically set thoir foot upon it, by placing the Democratic party in power. Senator Lodge said that this law meant "to put a bayonet behind every ballot" if necessary. Speaker Kced said that it meant "the right of tho Federal myrmidons to do their own registration, their own counting and their own certification." .What? ever it meant, it is now a dead letter, 1- ....... ^ and the Democratic party lias the honor of having wiped it out. It may be of interest to some lo know that Virginia's bright Con gn>*Ti-mn from tho Sovonth District, Harry Tucker, maiMged the bill in the House, and that bis name is in dissoltibly associated with its repeal* j Tho C. C. C. Railroad. The Post is informed that the C. C. k C. Railroad Company will very shortly Jay their track from Johnson City to St. Paul, in this county. Whilst tin's company has many times given out that they intended doing this, and have an often failed, there is vory good reason to believe, from the authenticity of the source of the information, that they are in earnest now. The road is practically graded from Johnson City to Moccasin Gap, in Scott County, and it will not take but a very short while to lay the track. From Moccasin Gap, it is presumed, they will use the track of the S, A. k 0. R. R. to Clinchport. The coal companies of this place should push the construction of coke ovens, as the furnaces at Johnson City, Kmbrevillc and Bristol will be put into blast, with the completion of the C. C. & C. R I?. to the coal fields, and thus establish Big Stone Gap coke as the standard coke of this section of Virginia. The geographical position of our coal field is incomparable, and if the present opportunity is embraced, a glorious future will be in store for Big Stone Gap. The Virginia Coal k Iron Compa? ny should commence work at once upon their plant, as their present inactivity is placing Big Stone Gap years behind, and doing this section much injury. They have it in their power to do the town much good and it is hoped that they will not longer delay, but will go to work at once, and thus establish the advantages of the Big Stone Gap section. With the building of ovens, more furnaces will locate at this point. The advan? tages are simply incalculable, and it is a fact that has been demonstrated, and cannot be denied, that with iron ore and limestone not six miles dis? tance, this point presents more in? ducements <o the construction of furnaces, than any in the country. We except none. Now is the time to do something. What we have long been waiting for is at hand; a new era of develop? ment is on and by taking advantage of it right now the future of this sec? tion is assured. A Fact of History. Under the above heading, the Lou imtlle Commercial, in a recent issue, attempts to correct, in the minds of its readers, the great errors alleged to exist both as to the facts and to the inferences and deduction proper? ly to be drawn therefrom, in regard to"tho repeal of the Corn Laws under the administration of Sir Robert Peel, by the British Parliament in 1S46;" To Lord John Russell, and not to Sir Robert Peel, belongs the honor of having been sponsor to the great movement, ultimately successful, for the repeal of the Corn Laws in Eng? land, his Lordship having been for years, it's great and eloquent advo? cate, botli in and out of Parliament, gradually making 'disciples of such expansivci minds as those of Sir Rob? ert Peel, Mr. Gladstone, Sir John Hobhoustf.aud other men of eminence. Cobden and Bright were Lord John's most able Lieutenants in the agita? tion. The articlo iu question asserts that the friends of the repeal stood ina position very like that of the protectionists here to-day, the con? dition of England then being in res? pect to grain, similar to that of this country to day, respecting sugar, ''except that there is here a proba? bility that by protective duties we may, through beet culture, increase j the output of sugar"?that is, that the repeal movement in England, which had for its object the abolition of duty on corn, so that there might be a greater and cheaper supply of the grain, by free importation, was like the effort on foot in this country to increase its output of sugar by the imposition of protective duties. Could anything be more illogical? When was it seen that the production or manufacture of an article was in? creased or choapencd by charging it with duty? The McKinley Bill has demonstrated that the levying of duty has had the effect of enriching manufactuiers atjtho expense of work? men and consumers. But by the re? peal of tho Corn Laws, the poor man was greatly benefittcd, as he was en ablod thereafter to obtain a cheap loaf. The article referred to also says that tho duty on tho grain went into the pockets of the aristocracy from the days of William, the Conqueror, downward. It can nowhere be shown that tho duty was so disposed of. It was always an imperial tax, which went into the National Ex? chequer, ns part of the revenue of the country. Contrary to what the article"" iif question assumes, the great Irish famine, aUhongh Kiwi?whnt acccler atiag the Corii Law repeal had not a ' paramount influence thereon. The |. increasing population of England, es? pecially in her great manufacturing centres; tho inability of that country to produce from its own soil a suffi? cient quantity of grain requiwite for the supply of bread, eppocially in connection with bad seasons; and the necessity of enabling the poor man to procure bread at a cheaper rate, were the great factors in the move? ment for repeal. It had been fore? told, for years prior to the famine, that whenever the potatoe crop failed in Ireland, dire would be the results to its poorer popluation, not because of any then existing Corn Laws, but because of the lack of foresight and industry on the part ef the natives of that country to ensure for them? selves other sources of supply when-| over the failure happened. There have been, again and again, failures of the potatoe crop both in England and Scotland; but the evils thereof I have been greatly mitigated by suc? cessful efforts to provide other re? sources of food supply. Facts arc facts, but the writer of the article in question has failed to present, to us, in its true light, an important "Fact of History." Big Stone Gap and tho Manufact? ure of Pijj Iron. It is a matter of considerable sur? prise to stra gers visiting this sec? tion who become conversant with the facts, as to tho extent, variety and quality of our mineral resources, so ! far as has taken place, has been conducted on so limited a scale. A j careful study of the Big Stone Gap mineral section will convince the most skeptical that there is no other point on the American continent where all the materials which enter into the manufacture of pig iron can be brought together as conveniently and with the same dispatch as at Big Stone Gap, and moreover, that there are few other places that afford such favorable transportation facilities for marketing the products. This is not idle talk. It is an assertion that is based on actual and incontro? vertible data, which any one, disbe? lieving the assertion, can readily ob? tain by reference to the official re? ports of the government in coal pro? ductions, and to reports made by Mr. John R. Procter, formerly dicector of the Kentucky Geological Survey,and by Mossrs. McCreath and DInvilliers, of Pennsylvania. With vast depos? its of coking and domestic coal, com? prising about TOO square miles, and extending from the town limits northward and southward, and iron ore and limestone in abundance, ex? tending from tho town limits south ward and eastward, and two great railroads tapping every important market in the east, west and south, Big Stone Gap occupies a position of prominence as a site for every branch of the ?on industry. The analysis of the coal adjacent to Big Stone Gap, as reported by McCreath is as follows: No. 1 is a splint coal and No. 2 a canuel coal: No. 1. 0) Ch Fixed carbon. 68.038 48.252 Volatile combustible. 37.580 4.-J.0G9 Ash. 3 075 0.225 Sulpnr.*:. 0.4OG 0.7:tS The analysis of the red fosil ore.two miles from Big Stone Gap, Nos. 1, 2 aud 3. No. 4 a limonite or brown ore six miles away: (1) <2] (3) (4) Metulic Iron.... 47.650 4D.4UK 48.382 52.004 Pboaphwoa*..;.. 0.197 0.015 n.122 0.165 lasoluablo.20.870 21.00 24.52 11.37 Snlpirar..... 0.132 0.185 1.08 The blast furnace?capacity 100 tons?owned by the Appalachian Steel & Iron Co., situated at Big Stone Gap, which has been in opera? tion since April, 1892, has made a remarbable record. Running as it has, and does, on local ore and lime stone, and Pocahontas coke (the manufacture of coke at Big Stone Gap not yet commenced) it has produced a pig iron of very superior quality that has commanded a ready sale during the recent finan? cial depression. The cost of this pig iron is a frac? tion less than $8 per ton. This very low rate of cost is due to cheap iron ore and labor and the proximity of the raw raatcreals to the furnace. In this conection, due regard must be had to the fact that the coke used by tue furnace in question is hauled 150 miles and costs $2.35 per ton, where? as, when coke is manufactured at this place (aud arrangements to that end are now bcing'perfected) tho cost will not exceed, it is expected, $1.25 per ton. The iron has been intro? duced into the markets of the East and "West,-'and its merits have at? tained for it quite a reputation. These facts cannot fail to impress themselves upon the minds of prnc cal men. Big Stone Gap pig iron is destined soon to lead all others of its kind in the markets of the country, and will bo less affected than any other brand by any change in the tariff on foreign imports, wh?th?r they be ratf material*? of the pig. Any pig iron martuf&eCtirer c??> teniplating a new location or the building of a new plant is respectfully invited to investigate the advantages offered by this section and judge for himself. There is -plenty of iron ore and limestone of pure quality now to ;be had on reasonable terms, aud coke of superior quality will be obtained ! in a short time at this point at small cost, and anyone contemplating the [location of a plant this will undoubt I edly be decided a convenient site. I Roanoke"World: Governor O'Fer I rail has vetoed two bills passed by the legislature granting privileges^ railroad corporations because of in definiteness as to the time when such privileges .should be exercised. In other words he is carefully scrutinize ing ail those measures which grant franchises or charters, to sec that the interest of the people are pro? tected in a measure at least. The governor is on the right .tract. Goftslpinjr. So Rosina Vakos is dead, and Ameri? cana will never again he entertained by her bright aad original acting. One of several sisters who, early in life, took to the stage, she was far superior to tho others. I Barr her in the"Riding Master" at the Hollis Street Theatre, Boston, a few year* ago, and was greatly charmed with her originality and piquant delinea? tion of her rolo. She introduced into this country the English idea of lsa7ing three short separate plaja the same evening, to enable these who came in late to get the h?nefit of one of thorn. She was a great favorite with Americana aud counted among her friends and admirers some of the most prominent men and women of this country. Speaking of acton, the greatest female actor 1 have ever seen is Modjcska. I saw her once in Ophelia, and was per? fectly carried away with hor, though her accent was foreign, an objection in the eyes of some. She played Ophelia to Booth's Handel, and together with him was the recipient of an ovation at the end ot the play. Of course, with the great Booth, she shone in rather a reflected light, hut her individual efforts were superb. Now that Booth has passed away, bis Fuccessor in popular favor will in all probability be cither Wilson Bar? rett or RichardMansfieid. Barrett is a great: actor, and besides he has much literary ability. He v/rites a great many of his plays, aud owns a mag ni?eiont theatre in London, where he ap? pears when at homo. Mansfield, as a tragedian, is good, but he is not so ver ratile as Barrott. Iu the "Corsrcan Broth? ers" he appears to great advantage, where he represents the two Corsican Brothers, but|butside of that his ability is very mediocre. 'i here arc quite a number ot aspirants to succeed the Hon. Cyclone Marshall as Congressman from (his. district, and among the names that have been men? tioned are Judge Duncan, of Lee county, Ex-Congressman Trigg, of Abingdon, Judge Richmond, of Gate City, and sevor al young lawyers, who aspire to make a national reputation, whereas now they are known only to a few of the residents of their respective counties. It is very remarbable how the young American likos to serve his country. After making one or two "my mother, my country, my God" kind of grandiloquent addresses and receiving great applause, he is at once imbued with the "know all" idea, so very common to youug men in general. However, as they grow older thoy will learn much that will be useful to them in after life. Judge Morisou has been mentioned for the place, but I am relia? bly informed that he will nut ho a can? didate under any circumstances. ft I am not given to predicting, but I will venture to predict that the Congressman will not hail from "Washington county. If Marshall does not receive a ro-nomination no Washington county man will get it. Abingdon hag b?en monopolizing the of? fices of honor in the 9th district long enough, and the people are heartily tired of it. The ether counties have as able, and some of them more able mon than Washington, and one of thorn will he nominated and elected. * I see that the monarchial principle is gaining much ground in France. The brilliant and great Xapolean still lives iu the memory of the French, and thoy are euch a mercurial people, that it would not be surprising if they should atfempt to set up a monarchial form of government. A spectacle entitled Napolean has been running for some time at one of the thea? tres in Paris, in which Napolcan, Jose? phine and Marie Loui:c, Talleyrand, Lan ues and other satcttellites that floated around the great Napoleon figure. When Napolean appears be is cheered to the echo. This does seem very significant indeed. * Tho Coebuvu. Herald of February 9tb, contains a lotter purporting to have been written by the legal firm of. Mathews & Maynor, of our town, and which is highly eulogistic of our esteemed contompoarv. Referring to the tariff question, the writers say that nothing but a selfish in? terest, and a doubt in the wisdom and truth of the principles of their (Dpmo oratic) party, oould make them opposed to the Wilson Bill. They adi, "we hare no patience with tho cry .of these one horso corpprations,that free coal and iron will ruin our country, bocause" we do not believe it," Is "one-horse corporations" a legal term? If not, what does it mean? And what about the grammatical construc? tion of the sentence,Profesaor J. C? v # ft The Graham Headlight is .rc<!pou*ib]e fur the following: "It ia told of a consta? ble, not u thousand miles away,"who has a weakness for legal latin in connection with his businep?, that on one occasion he vfns sent re serve a writ on an offender, but found thai the latter had tied !o n tfwamp and taken refuse in a fren. The flfflcor returned rd Iii? olhVe and endorted on (ho wnrrnnl: 'Jfnn ??ffiefttftblo In Bwampfl op sfo'zhpo flit a g?uVWarrant fidt s'efve?. THE PRESS. Roasoke World: Tnel)era?c*r?tic party canuotbcstow too rnuchpraisc m Chairman Wilson, who ho ably con? ducted'the fight in the House, for the tariff reform. He won new laurels as a leader by the admirable manner in which he has kept the majority together. When bis bill was first made public it called forth the meet vigorous opposition of those interept csts that fattened on the substance of the people, and it even called forth much criticism from the party ranks. The outlook for the bill was not wry hopeful at the beginning, but Mr. Wilson has shown great ability in steering it through the House prac? tically as originally drawn. ! GoNNELTiSviLtE Cockier: The House has endorsed the President's Hawaiian policy, which was simply a reaflirmation of the .Monroe Doct? rine which has been recognized as the policy of this country for upwards of a century. A curious feature of the debate was the fierce condemna? tion, amounting in some cases to ab? solute vituperation on the Republi? can side, of what was seemingly call? ed "nigger" government. This is not quite inline with the Republican position in Reconstruction days. OiiDKR OF rum.ICATION. VIRGINIA: In thq Cierk's Office of tho Circuit Court for tho County of Wise on the 10th day of February, 1894. In vacation: McElwec, Assignee, ) vs. [- In Chancery. C. II. Spaiding et al.) Tho object of this Huit is to subject lots \>2 and 3 of block 27. lot 6 of block 19, mid a portion of lot 5, block 19 (which portion is a parallelogram 9x84 feet, fronting 9 feet on Shawnce Avenue and bei?g the extern part of lot i) as shown on ?'Im? provement Co's Plat No. 1." of big Stone Gap, Va.; and also lots H and 7 of block 13 5, "Improvement Co's Plat hro. 3," of paid town, to tho lien of a certain deed of trust, executed bvC E. Spalding, ct ux, 'and.G. H. Spalding, ct ux, to V.*. M. McEliree, Jr., Trustee, for the benefit of tho Bank of Big Stone Cap, on August 4. IS'JO, to securo ihc payment of two notes made by C. E. and C. H. Spalding, on August4, 1890, to Bank of Big Stone Cap, one $320.80. and the other $2,583.40; and also to have ascertained and reported all liens affecting paid lots or any of them; and. thereafter, to have the same sold un? der decree of court to satisfy all existing liens. And an affidavit having bocn made and Bled that C. II. Spalding, C. E. Spalding, J). A. Spalding, VY. B. Heodrix, and R. C. B?llard Thrust on, Trustee, are non-residents of this State, and that there are or may bo parties interested in the subject to be disposed of in this puit, whose names are unknown, all of whom have been by the bill made parties de? fendant to this suit, the said defendants arc required to appear within fifteen days lifter due publication of this order, in the Clerk's Oirk-o of paid court, at rulos to be hoiden there for. and do what is necessa? ry to protect their interests. And it is ordered that a copy of this order be forthwith published once a week, for four succcpsive weeks, in The Big Stone Gap Post, a newspaper printed in the town of Big Stone, Gap, in the County of Wise, Sir to of Virginia, ant! posted at the front door of the court-house of paid county nu the first day of the next County Court for the said county after the date of tin's order. A copy?Teste": VF. E. Kilgoue, Clerk. By C. A. Johnson, D. C. H. C. McDowell, Jr.. p. q. Fob 15 8-11 VIRGINIA,: Iii II.? Cork's Office of the Circuit Court of Wise County on the 13th dav of Februaryj 189-1. In vacation. F. J.Wfgal; plaintiff, ) against ,-In Chancery Emily Jane Lindsey, et nl, ) Defendants. The object of this suit m to obtain a decree against Emily Jano Lindsey for the sum of $500.00, wilh interest thereon from November ICth, 1891, till paid, and ill default of, payinout thereof, to have a decree for the sale of lot No. 9, in Block 7, in the town of Norton, Va , upon which there is a vendor's lien to secure said $500.00 and interest, and an aflidavit hav? ing been made and filed that the defend? ants, F. M. Leonard, Trustee, and Pat Martin, are net residents of the State of Virginia, it is ordered that they do ap? pear here, within fifteen days after due publication hereof, and do what may bo necessary to protect their interest in this suit. And it is fur? ther orderod that a copy be published once a week for four weeks in tho Big Stone Gap Post, and that a copy hereof be post? ed at the front door of the Courthouse of this County, oil the first day of the next torm of the County Court. A copy?Teste: W. E. KiLooai, Clerk. By C A. Johnson, D. C. Jos. L. Kki.lt, p. q. Fob 15 8-11 VIRGINIA: In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of tho County of Wise, on tho 13th day of February, 1834. In vacation: R. F. Bruce and M. J. Bruce, ^ Executors of the last will and I testament of 11. 0. Bruce, de- j In ceased,'Plaintiffs, j-Chancorr W. E. Harris, Trustee, et als, I Defendants, j The ohject of this suit is to enforce the vendor's lion of $-l,b"40.00, wilh interest from the First day of February, 1890, against the land in tho bill montioned,be? ing two tracts containing 253 acres and 161 acresi, respectively, situated in and near the town of Taeoma, and being the. same tracts which wer* by deed, dated April 21 st, 1890, conveyed by H. C. Bruce and wife to W. E. Harris, Trustee. And that an affidavit having beeil mado that the defendants, H. G. Kyle, J. C. Stamps, A.D.Simpson, A. B.'Rogan, John J. \Volfo,.H. ,B. Ciay, Sr., F. A. St ration and H. S. Greene and J. G. Parsons aro not residents of the State of Virginia, it is ordored that they do appear here within 15 days after due publication hereof, and do what may be necessary to protect their interest in this auil,and i's further ordered that a copy hereof he published once a week for four weeka in the Big Stcne Gap Post, and that a copy he posted at the front door of the court-house of this county on the first day of the next term of the county court. A copy?Teste: W. E. Kilgork^ Clerk. By C. A. Johnson, D. C. Bcbns& FfLTO.v and Wells & Bauet:, p. q. Feb*6 8-U Chamberlain's Eye andlSkin Ointment I? a certain cure for Chronic Sore Eyes, Granulated Eye Lids Sore Nipples X'Hcs, Eezeimt, Tetter, Salt Rhetmrand ?eald Head. 25 cents per box. For sale by druggists. TO H0R3?0WKEES. Tor putting a horse in a fine healthy con? dition try Dr. Cady's Condition Powdose. Thoy tone up the ?ystem, aid digestion, cure jottof apptite, relieve conatipttton, correct kidney disorders and destroy worma, giving new life to an old or over worked home. 2? ce?ia per package. For sale by dniggto, Call at J, vr*. Kelly's drug ?tot?/ Avers look, Big Sf?flfl\?*h n. tHE!/NTEWGWT, HOTEL, PETER KIDD, Pr< 'opriei ? ^CSTONEcl. I keep constantly on hand pure Rye sind Bot from $1.50 up to $3.00 per gallon; Brandies f. $3.00 per gallon; North Carolina Corn Whisk to $2.50 per gallon; Wines of all kind from G; - " . , ? ._ .f LI_1 tO zpdZ.DV per yeuiuu, w iw^o v. c*u ivmu i rum c; " ?.. ' gallon; also agent for two of the Largest Distiller country. Ice cold beer on draft, and also bottle h'* on hand. We also keep a first-class line or Cigars. Fresh Meats, Oysters and Fish aiway3 : All orders by Mail, or otherwise, when ac cash, will receive special attention, and pric as if you were here in person. $gp-WhiskIes for medical purposes a spec; , asis ? Oliver Invented and Gave to th* World the Chilled Flow. i?lotne OLIVER CHILLED PLOI made ONLY BY THE 6 ?d * V r South Bend. Indiana, ARE THE BEST GENERAL PURPOSE PLOWS IN THE , A strong statement but a true one, for ti?cs< . known, have reached a larger sale, have had ?. long r more popular and given better satiifacLio.-i than ?.ny othe : the face of the globe. We mean the GENUINE OLIVER, and not the rain ing to be the Oliver, or equally as good. Sucb imitai market, placed there by unscrupulous manufacturers wh on the good name of the Oliver. Look out for imitations, buy only the genuine Oliver repairs, and be sure you are right before you take tl 3 p! ?? JG^Oncc more?Beware of ''bogus" Oliver plows : take none but the genuine, made by the Oliver Chi lki South Bend, Indiana. W. W. WOODRUFF & CO General Agents, 176-178 Gay Street, KNOXVILLE, Organized and Chartered I832, Half a Century in Active Operation. ASSETS, $850,000. Insures against Fir? i;i SURPLUS, Si INSURANCE COMPANY, OF RICH MONI iraima nre Vs Un Half a Centuty in Active Operation The Company issues a Short und Comprehensive ; ions, and Liberal in its Terms and Cdudithms. All <b Couul 17 or Town, Private or Public, Insure:) a! Fair liui - Wm. H. MCCARTHY, Sec. Win. H. PALME? -FOR RATES Al'PLY TO ? Gus. W. Lovell, Gen'l Ag't, Big Stone G JLJjilli WYANDOTTE AVEN U E, Dill ?lUIl? U?li! FOR BRANDIES, WHISKIES, j WINES AMD 1 The very best grades always kept in stock, which! si ranging: from a bar glass up to within a gill of fiv ? 1 purchasing in quantity will getbenefit of lowest po ?io!. _. HOT EGGNOG AND TOM-AMD When you want a good drink always rtlre m? a call. aud y >u Sleaip and IJagiaWtho jj^Wemen to b?! f->und behind my bar?will iliat you iiave polite ntteu?on. I have recently purchased over l.ooo gallons or : ? Whiskies and Brandies. Bar open from 5 a. m. to 1 ? Appalachian Baj W. A. McDOWELL, PUE31DENT. AUTHORIZED V?corporatod undor the Laws of Stato of Virginia. Does a General 1 ^ Draws Drafts Direct on ali the Principal Cities Dnutctor.it: ?.. J. r. 1 jx, j. p. Buuiirr, ja. J. if G. i H. C. MoDowbm., jr. E. M. Fi'lton-. C. W i v - W. A. HcDowxu.. Depository of the County of Wise and the town Gap, Virginia. Temporary Quarters, Opposite Post Office. BIG ST V. til D SRO ft Bristol Tea pa. Sash, Doors, Blinds and Grates | Oils, Brushes, Glass, Iron Ml and Siding1 Wrought Iron I'l^l Blacksmith ^agon-makers j ies. p. Sole Ag'ts for Syracruse Hill-Side Brown Dbl. Shovel Plows, Howe, Scatf* ?14 Main St., Tonn. side.