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t.r,.ici:> Franklin county.
' j v. Lyo#ns * t0*n la8t
KcUt is in Bristol;
n 11it**Jr., >* ?? LouiiTill?
V! i?
returned lo the city.
}. lVv.,.: Richmond, Ya... was et
}J r McDowVlhJr., Has return-,
. ., . ,.;t to Rogcrsvillo,;
I ? city from -l V*"
Wallis, the conveyancer,
*? y a fc? dare ago, on;
, 0 Ha ... 0f Bristol, was in
tv iafl v,'r*
1 s Person has returned
?biUdelphia
Abinirdon, was ?n ,i,e
['., ton. o*
. . nfiatel was in the city :
il.o ? crip" frater
Kol ert*oo, l,,e *4 ?
., ;? the Gap this Week.
... Philadelphia, wa.?
in :
S Lo(.peich, of Knoxville, was reg-|
j.-i ||,clntovniyn! iasl Friday,
e*
L; Elv. of I'urksy Core, was in
|ast Friday and Saturday.
3. (?gcrsell.oTSouth Bend, Ind.,
, to* a last week.
Anette Duncan was registered at
t.rmotil iasl Saturday night.
?tr c0url commenced at Gale City I
ondar, Judge Jackson presiding. j
! w Kc:!t went over to Gate t itj |
T, croWd of horse dealers were in
..lC(,at Scott count? court this
m. Edmonds, who has boon tak
loui ol the west for the past si*
, |,as returned lo his home at Gate
\9n i.njoyfl a lucrative practice
i. a B. Eaton, of tli<* B. S. G. & P.
i; oftbia ple.ee, spent Sunday in
V
s . , p IS been confined to her
?villi Grippe, but is now rapidly im
4 i
/; n A Ayl rs went over to Gate
[om]...... qualify as Executor of the
!" Col. J ? L Shoemaker.
A'. Tliack< t is ijuitc happy. It's a
Ige Falten, of Wise, is in the city.
-. ?? ? '
? Ur*?t ?mi Only Grunebaum.
: - Ua i Vigor keeps tho sealp free
,:, I (I, ; rcr< ita the hair from bo
ir J im and harsh, and makes it flex
mi . AH the elements that
e reo, ?J. to inako the hair abund
iid beautiful, are supplied by this
ral'lo preparation.
hit? Hu? Wholesale Business.
. Poter Kidd, ilic popular proprietor
? Iiiterinont, contemplates cstahli&h
wludoHale und retail liquor business
Stone Gap, shortly. We see no
>n ?h\ ? wli r'fsilr business <>f this
teter should not be profitable, and,
i ICidd possesses the elements ot
iS8, wo predict for him prosperity.
An Kdltor'n KrcomiueiMlation.
C. F, Davis, editor of the Bloom
Iowa, Fimucr, says: 4,I can recom
1 Chaiuborlain's Cough Remedy to
m tie ret a with colda and croup.. I
used it in iuv family for tho past
i and im*o found it the beat I ever
for tin purposes for which it is in
tii". f?0 cent bottles for sale by J.W.
r. Druggist.
o Hullri h Large Uusina*h House.
e well known and enterprising mor?
de tirm ol Goodloc bios., arc busy
:ctiiig arrangements for building a
j ;t-si<?ry business house oh E. Fifth
>t, where they will, after having it
?letcd, remove into. Their Architect
D. Hurd, is drawing up the plaus.
ire informed b\ Mr. John Goodloe
't "if In- already made an outer of 33,
fect of lumber. The building will be
strutted of brick. Lot other business
i follow this good example.
Nothing Cheap About It.
? Drummond's Lightning Remedy for
mnatism is nut up in large bottles,
seen it is never mistaken for
preparation. All the cheap
put together nr.- not worth] one
de ol Drammoud's Lightning Remedy,
??) sufferer who has taken it, will
rwitness to its marvelous power, and
druggists who sell it say they have
crseen its equal. Full particulars;
1 "j mail aud the remedy bv express.1
,M,??md Medicine Co., 48-*5fJ Maiden
e, N\mv Voyk. Agents wanted.
tlouor Koll.
?gkth Grade.?James Mullins, Tilden
*T. Xannic Duff.
renlb Crade.?Rom Skeen, Eula
Laura 'i honipson.
,xlh ,:'?uV?Lena Kennedy, Jennie
k'ey, Birdie Wax.
ifth Grade.?Mohie Pimster, Andv
I
ourth Grade.?Edward Stephenson.
?'fcrage daily attendance 150.30.
0. B. Sljsmi-.
r.ecMirr^ Aniloa Sulre.
be best Salve in tlio world for Cuta,
?Mi,Sores, Ulcers, Ball Rheum, Fever
c's? 'I >r, CU&pped Haud^, Chiblains
??.? ??d all Skit. Eruptions, and poei
* cure* or no pay required, it
asrtaleed to give perfect satisfaction
"^o.v refunded. Price ^ cents per
? **or ??de by J. W. Kelly.
"? t? lU^'\ at ColUer** Bar, for; yeur
TKK CORK ??OU?
1100 Coke Ortne to He Constructed Inn
mediately o? r,o?n*y Creek?lilulr, of
Scotland, and 1'etttt the Krst In tho
j.?!c!<1.?llood New?for RI?; Stono
Gap.
As whs in 15mated in Inst weck'? Port,
Mr. T. C. Blair, of Scotland, and L. 0.
Pettit. of Big Stone Gap, have leased
from Col. John C. Haskcll that tract of
land situated on LowWv Creek known as
the Moon-Kelly tract. Tht lease stipu?
lates that 100 coke ovens shall be built
wit hi a a year.
Mr. Pettit, when seen by a Post re?
porter, at the Interniont yesterday, said
that he would commence work at once,
and push the construction of the ovens to
a speedy' completion;
Thi<" means much for Big Stone Gap,
and*will have the effect of starting oth?
er coal companies to doing something.
Mr. Pettit will have iu charge the con
Rtruction of the orens. A better man for
the position could not have been selected.
He is an engineer of great ability, and
has had quite a large experience, as he
was one of the engineers that built the
S. A. k 0. It. H.. and was for a long time
engaged in constructing railroads in Tex?
as and the South. Mr. Blair is a capital
list from Scotland, and has quite a repu?
tation as a conl operator. The name of
thecoiupanv is "The Looney Creek Coul
and Coke Company." |
Three cheers for Pet tit and Birth-, and
three times three for Big Stone Gap.
Sent With t he <>r<t?>r.
The C. F. Biscly Co.. Wholesale Drug?
gists, Cortlaiid St.. New York, ordered
n large supply of Drumuioud's Lightning
Remedy for Rheumatism, and sent this
with the order: "It is strange that your
remedy is not more generally known, as
its effects on rheumatism are simply mar?
velous ?siipetit.'i- to any rheumatic mcd
i ine wo have oversold/' This is high
praise, Li:t the remedy fully deserves it.
If you have the rheumatism you cannot j
afford to do without this great remedy aw*'
longer. Ank your druggist for it, or send
lo Drummond Medicine Co.. 48-50 Maiden
Lane, New York. Agents wanted.
RAILROADS WANTED.
Vast Riches in Southwest Virginia Thar
A wait Hut li?TcU>jimc)!t.
[Courier-Jour tin l.j
According to a Hig Stone Cap corre?
spondent, tho re is a tine section of min?
eral lands in Eastern Kentucky now out
of the reach of railroads ?hieb will one
day prove very valuable. Lro says:
"This is a wonderfully rich section of
country in minerals and timber. The fin?
est coking, canucl and splint coals are
here in inexhaustible quantities, in seams
from four to eight feet thick, and in Pine
Mountain, for a distance of about eight
miles, thorc is a splendid scam of Oris
kany iron ore; besides, this rich coal fioid
adjoins the fossil ores of Virginia, and is
ths closest first-class coking coal to the
Hessosner ores of North Caroliuia.
"Our great trouble is the lack of rail?
roads. There is not a single railroad that
penetrates the heart ?f this section. Tho
Louisville and Nashville runs around the
edge of it, but this country will never' be
developed until the Kentucky Union, the
Chattaroi or other roads aro pushed
through this section to connect at Big
Stone Cap with tho Norfolk ar:d Western,
the South Atlantic and Ohio, and other
roads for the soaboard, so as to give a
market for coal and cokje both on the
Ohio-river and the seaboard cities. The I
nearest railroad town to Whitcsburg that
has the 'trimmings' of a city is Big Stono)
Gap, Va., twenty-five miles distance, but,
strange to say, there is no direct wagon
road Net ween the two places. The Wise
Couulv people on the Virginia side have
built a road no a wagon can be taken to
the top of Big Black Mountain, which is
the State line, and ha\o applied for fifty
convicts to finish the road on a Letter
grade; but tho Lcickcr County Jndgo does
not seem to he in any hurry to push his
side. This is an important matter for the
Louisville wholesale merchants, for tho
merchants of several of these eastern
counties buy their good* in Cincinnati and
have them taken up the Big Sandy rivet
on push-boats and then hanled seventy
five miles on wagons. It this road was;
completed, they could ship their goods to j
Big Stone Gap on tfee Louisville and Nash-1
villc railroad, and save fifty miles wagon j
haul. j
"Prof. John R. Proctor has done a great 1
deal to attract capitalists to this section,!
but one great scare crow has bean dofeel-j
ive land titles, and no doubt a great many '
surreys hare been unloaded ou people
who afterwards found out that they did
not have a.good title. They should have1
been more careful, instead of gambling;
in buying lauds that will realize over
$1,000 per acre if the coal is mined on a
royalty of ten cents per ton for the small
sum of fifty cents per acre. Had they
investigated the title and bought inj
smaller tracts from the actual owners-who
live on the lauds, they would not now be
cursing Basteni Kentucky land titles.
The titlus are as good here as iu any
othar State if the purchaser will only go
I at the examination in a business way and
expect to pay a fair price of about $5 to
$10 per sere for lands iu fee simple, or $'2
per aero for mineral rights. Something
should be done tw stop the issuing of
these junior patents." W. J H.
A New Cor* tor Rheumatism.
Joseph V. Dory, of Warsaw, 111., was
troubled with rheumatism and tried a
number of different remedies, but says
neue of them seemed to do him any good;
but finally he got hold of one that speed?
ily cured him. lie was much pleased
with it, and felt sure, that others similarly
eftiieted woulii liko to know what the
remedy was that cured him. He, states
for the benefit of the public that it is
called Chamberlain's Pain Bahn. For
sale by J, W. Kelly, Druggist.
TAKE NOTICE.
All persons are hereby notified that
hereafter no ofders'wiH be accepted from
any employees of the Furnace or Ore
Mines af the Appalachian Steel k Iron
Company, aud all orders taken by any
one must absolutely be at their own risk.
No money will be hold back or reserved
for any person, firm or corporation.. Tho
only time that erder* will be recognized
will be upon pay day, when^ any amount
THEN DUE the party will be paid to htm
or his assignee, duly accompanied by
power of attorney authorising the j.ar'y
presenting the order.to tirjtw tho money.
R. A. Avsas,
B:ceiirer of Appalachian Steol & Iron^ff
Editor. Post:
The merits, and rapidly inetcasing rep?
utation of our esteemed townsman, Mr.
John Fox, a* the novelist of South-West
Virginia, have been recently brought be?
fore us by your valuable paper, in a maa
| ner which must have been highly gratify?
ing to the many friends of that gentlc
, man. Although T had not the advantage
of hearing his recent "Reading" at our
Academy, yet I am satisfied that he well
'deserved the graceful compliments utter?
ed by Mr. Addison, when introducing him
to his audience, as also your discriminat?
ing and favorable remarks upon his dis?
play of talent. Prelude as the Reading is
said to have been to similar efforts in?
tended to be made in other parts of the
country, we shall all heartily wish "for our
friend the greatest possible success in his
new field, and a largely extended renown
as an author.
His fame will not, however, he enhanc?
ed by effusious, such as the letter about
him tvhich appeared in your last issue.
Its language, if not fulsome or pedantic,
was bigh-floowu and most laudatory. Ac?
cording to its terms, Mr. Fox
has never been excelled, if equalled, bj
any other author or lecturer, dead or liv?
ing?and vet, if it be true, as stated, that
his voicCjWhen reading,is "reverberant"?
that ia, resounding, echo-like,?
"Who, like an arch, reverberates
The voice again"?
the pleasure of listening to him mnet
have had a serious drawback.
The glowing description given h: the
letter of the yet unpublished story, "A
Cumberland Vendetta," must excite keen
interest, in its appearance. Bui, assum?
ing that them maybe an opportunity to
urge acquisition of the story
b? our neighbors, the i
unsophisticated and unlearned mountain- j
eers, as being interested parties, if we
have to describe the story as possessing
"viiility, and treating of great tragic pos?
sibilities by careful selection and group?
ing of particulars, but with subdued self
control," we may expect to sec a look of
blank consternation depicted on the
faces of our hearers; to bo met with a re?
fusal; and to be anxiously asked if the
work* is dangerously charged with dyna?
mite. To follow the example of the best
writers of English, avoid hyperbole,
and use only good, plain, simple Saxon
English words, easily understood, is
much more effective, and far preferable,
especially in the columns of a newspaper.
As two words in the lcjter, as printed,
are not fttahd in Webster?"privilcdged,"
and "reverbcarant,"?the printer's devil
probably assumed a license with the com?
position. A Readte.
It Hay Do a* Much for You.
Mr.Fred Miller, of Irving, 111., writ-is
that he had a severe kidney trouble for
many yearR, with soveie pains in his back
and also that his bladder was affected.
He tried many so-called kidney cures
but without any good result. About a
year ago he began the use of Electric
Bitters and found relief at once. Elec?
tric Bitters is especially adapted to cure
of all kidney and liver troubles and often
gives almost instant relief. One trial
will provo our statement. Price only 50
cents for large bottle. At J. W. Kelly's
Urug Store.
Inatllation of OHlcers.
At a regular meeting of Big Stono Gap
Lodge No. 34, I. G. 0. F., on the first
Monday night of this month, the following
officers were installed into office for the
enduing term:
Elective Officers.?I. N". Kelly, N. G ;
W. S. Rose, V. G.: J. C. Moore, lt. S.; G.
E. Gilly, Treasurer; J. M. St uart, Chaplain.
Appoi5TrvKOfficers.?Gilbert NVKnigh-t,
Warden; Samuol Morgan, R. S. to X. G.;j
C. W. Evans, L. S. to N". G.; A. B. Fritz, j
R.S.toV. G.; S. R Jessee, L. S. to V.
G.; Joseph]Stuart, R. S. S.; G. A. Moore,
L. S. S.; S. A. Collier, I. G.; G. J. Mc-j
Ken zic, 0. G.
A Kansas Man's Kxpcrlenco.
i
Mr. Albert Favorite, of Arkansas City.
Kan., wishos to give our readers the ben?
efit of his experience with colds. He
says: "I contracted a coid early lar-t
spring thai settled on my lungs, and had
hardly recovered from it when I caught
another that hung on all summer and left
uie with a hacking cough, which I though
I never would got rid of. I had used
Chamberlain's Cough Re:ncd7 seme four?
teen years ago with much success, and
concladcd to try it again. When .1 got
through with one bottle my cough had
left me, and 1 have not suffered with a
cough or cold sinec. I luve recommend?
ed it to others, and all speak well of it."
50 cent bottles for sale by J. W. Kelly,
Druggist.
-*~<^~.
THIICVKS AT WORK.
Steal Several Guns and Revolvern From
Gas LovelPa Hardware Store.
Last Friday night some parties broke
open the door of Gus Lovcll's hardware
store and stole two or ihiee shotguns,
some Winchester rides, a half dozen re?
volvers a number of razors, and various
other articlos.
Suspicion at once attached to a man
named Greenfield, a painter who lives in
the Gap, nnd who boars a very ? unsavory
repetition. He was just out of jail,where
he had baen coufined lor various acts of
meanness. Saturday morning he was not
to be found in tho city, but Lovell em?
ployed a kind of detcctivo to hunt him up.
It soon became known to a few that ho was
' hid in the mountains with his paramour,tbe
j young woman of tho town to whom Gor?
don Gilley administered a flogging1 several
days since.
Saturday night Sam Wax, Lovell, Gor
don Gilley and others went up to the Gap
in tbe mountain, having previously
heard that Greenfield would pass through
there. They had not been there long un?
til they had captured the whede lay out.
?f course they strenously denied hav
j ing stolen tho articles, and it will bo very
' hard to prove that they did; however, it
would not take a jury of Big Stone Gapi
ani long to convict Greenfield on general
principles.
-<f ? ,? ?.
With pure, vigortfua blood coursing
through tho voins and animating every
fibre of tho body, cold weather is not
only endurable, but pleasant, and agree?
able. No other blood medicine is so cer?
tain in its results ns Ayer's Saraaparilla.
What it does for others it will do for you.
UlSSOI.UTrOX NOTICE.
Bio Sto.ve Gap, Va., Feb. 1st, 1894.
The partnership heretofore existing be?
tween the r.ndeirtigned, uiidor the firm
aame of Builitt ? .McDowell, ia this day
dissolved by mutual cuudunt. Both mem?
bers will continue the practice of law.
J. F. Bulljtt,
7~8 H; O.-Jd^Dow^LL, Jr.
EICHMONI) LFTTEB.
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[Specl*! Ojrw:?oi-?f;it.J
ItiU??oxn, V/., |k? l*||, teitfl
&t<or Pos?;
It give? me pleasure to comply with
you; request to give the readers of the
Post a few jotting-- of Legislative happen?
ings. Although th* session is nearly
three-fourths Bpenl, not moro, perhaps,
than one-half of the statutes that will
find their way into tho next "Acts of As?
sembly" have so far become laws; but
nearly all of them have been introduced
and arc on their way, either on the cal?
endars of the two houses, or are being
discussed, and, irr: many ! eases, vivisect?
ed by the various committees. So that it
is merely possibly, now, to read the
record of this Assembly. In the opinion
of those best informed on this subject,
this will compare very favorably with the
record of past assemblies. In the first
place, and if a member may be pardoned
for referring to it, it is said to be the best*
body, in point of ability and expP:ience. j
that has been elected In Virginia, certain- j
ly since the war. I have heard several j
gentlemen from other Stales say that inj
appearance they have never seen a State j
Legislature that excelled it. If all this
be true, it may, perhaps, be accounted for
by the tact that the people of the State
recognized Ihe importance of the work to
come before the body and put forth their
best effort to secure good men. It is cer?
tainly a constant source of pleasure to
the member from Wise to have his firsi
legislative experience with such associ?
ates as he finds here. In both houses are
many men of splendid, talents, earnest,
hard-working and patriotic; a few of
them of I he old school, more in middle
life, but most of them young, vigorous
and ambitious, hoping to rise profession?
ally and politically by doing their whole
duty, by their constituents and their
State. It is in one sense a lawyer's
body. Of the one hundred members of
the lower house fifty-four, and of tie.
forty members of the senate, twenty-three {
are lawyers. The remainder is pretty
evenly divided among tho farmers, the
merchants and the doctors, there being
about a dozen of the last named profes?
sion. In this connection, I venture to
sa\ for the benefit of my farmer friends,
that they have never had a bodv that leg-1
islafes for the farmer's interests more!
than this lawyer-body. The records,,
when complete, will prove this.
In point of experience, also, this is aj
very unusual body. Nearly one-half of}
the house, and more than three-fourths
of the panate were either members of the i
last Assembly, or had served at various
times prior to that. Many of them have
been here almost constantly since the
war. It was said on the floor of the
house that Col. Catlett Gibson, the witty
and irrepressible member from Culpepper
had been here since "the memory of man
runneth not to the contrary," and he
shows no signs of quitting. "When he
does quit it will be a loss to the State and
liie body, in more ways than one. It is
needless to comment upon the great ad?
vantage. I hat a member of a legislative
body who has had previous experience,
has over a new member. The valley and
Piedmont sections seem particularly to
realize the importance of this fact, and
most of their members have been return?
ed time and again. The consequence id
that nearly all the important State offices
go to those sections, and here in tho Leg?
islature, out of the twenty-six standing
committies of tho house, the chairman?
ships of-sixtecii, embracing nearly all the
important gones, go to these sections,
while the remaining ten are divided be?
tween Tide-water and South-side, the
Southwest, embracing all that great sec?
tion south and west of Iloanoke, repre?
senting at least one-fifth of the area,
wealth and population of the State, has
not a single chairmanship. Tiiis is easily
explained when one calls the roll and tees
that there is not a member in this house
from that section who sat in the last
house, and'the chairmanships naturally
go to old and experienced members. En
the senate it is nearly as bad, aa enly two j
unimportant chairmanships have been ?
given to the Southwest.
In the next place, this is sn exceedingly '
conservativivc body. 1 regard this as |
most fortunate for 1 he Slate. The worst
evil of the times, to my mind, is too
much legislation. Tho' people scarcely I
' get to know what a particular law is, and i
how it is to be construed, before some]
ambitious meddler, posing as a reformer)
and anxious for notoriety at any cost
breaks into the Legislature and upsets it
all. lie is here this time, but hb has
been hedged about and check-mated un?
til! he is rendered rather harmless. When
i -.eo this so-called "reformer" bob up on
all occasions, I feel tempted, with Em,
tnctt Logan, that matchless paragrapher
of the LovisclUe Times, "to shoot him on
the spot, and spot him on the snoot." One
of the Richmond dailies branded this as a
"how-nol-to-do-it Legislature." Tho
remark was made in connection with the
late lamented senatorial struggle, and
was not meant as a compliment', but its
subsequent work in killing bad bills and
checking unnccded legislation, entitles it,
1 think, to adopt the expression with
some pride. Mr. Brico, in his "American
Commonwealth" says, I believe-, that
nearly four-fifths of the bills introduced
into American Assemblies fail to be?
come laws. I believe this is not too
high an estimate for this Assembly, if
only the general laws are taken into ac?
count, for the great bulk of legislation ii
of a private and local nature, and lias no
opposition, it being a matter between the
members introducing it and his constitu?
ent's.
The conservatism of this body is shown
strousest, probably, in its handling ot the
Slate's finances. I should say that scarc
ly one in ten of the general and private
appropriation bills, pans the watchful eves
of the two finance committees intact. 1
have had some experience frying fo meet
this gauntlet fer constiluents and T have
concluded that it i3 aasier for a camel to
go through the eye of a needle' than for a
man to get ah appropriation through this
Legislature While this imitates some of
the expectant patriots, it is very fortu?
nate for the State, and the prudence and
skill in conducting the State through bet
past financial trials is tho strongest pos?
sible plea the Democratic party can make
for continued lease of power.
J 1 shall not occupy your space further in
this letter in enumerating the more im?
portant general bills that have become
Jaws, or are being discussed by the two
houses, but I shall take pleasure in doing
this in another ietler if you will permit
me, and will only add now that 1 am glad
to see from all over the State evidence of
the great satisfaction given in the selec?
tion of tho new Court of Appeals, This
was really the most important business
before this :<ssembly,and the entire State
press and lawyers who came here from all
parts Jof thr State, write assuring us
that we did il we'll. It was a great disap?
pointment to me,and lo a great many oth?
er warm friends and admirers of Judge
Morisou, that we failed to elevate him to
this pnsition.'which he would so much
j adorn,. but wo have., the satisfaction of
j knowing that we made a game-fight froiu
start to finish, and although the worst
handicapped geographically of any man
iu the State, he was an easy socorxd
among the five distinguished gentlemen
contesting from tho. Southwest, and is
fo-dar one or* the best known and most
admired lawyers in the Old Dominion., He
has u bright future before btra,aad one of
great .usefulness; to Iiis .State... While I
dislike to see him retire' fr o'iu 'the '.bench
of our circuit, I think his talents can be
cmplovrd more nsefpliv to the public and
?tvif!' ??:?'?' ? 4 *??? ??.-.; <.., j,,-.; v..
?? ?a'., lirtiliynrii '?? ;?. mixftfc'd YtVtcn^s??
the pcople/Judge W/j. MifH?r.
Mr. Editot, I urn glad, to see ynu keep?
ing up the battle 6u bravely at Big Stone
Gap. It will, within five years, be the
iron town of the Appalachians. The
more 1 see other places the more I be?
lieve this. It is the best known small
town in America. I was at dinner
here at the Exchange Hotel to-day with a
party of seven gentlemen, who represent
six States. The topic came up and 1
found them "perfectly familiar with Big
Stone Gap, and all agreed that her future
was assured. I tell you this iu confidence
?and in conclusion?if 1 were entirely
free fo-day to cast my lot anywhere in
Virginia to start life, I should buy a
ticket and take the first train to Big
Stone Gap. Rf T. I.
"Wow good digestion waits on appetite
And hoaltb on both."
a*/* the great Shakespeare, but. he did
not have in mind a ooat^d tongue er tor?
pid livar, with all the symptoms of bil
ousness, so common in this country. All
thin and more can be cured by Dr. Pierces
Golden Medical Discovery, a purely vege?
table compound, which vostoree the ac?
tion of tbe liver, gives tone to the flag?
ging onergio3 of the dyspeptic's stomach,
and thus enables '-good digestion to wail
on appetite, and health on both." By
druggists.
All kinds of wines and whiskies at Col?
lier's Bar. Call on Hr.gler and he will
treat you all 0. K.
Stockholders' Mooting:.
The regular annual meeting of the
Stockholders of The Virginia Coal and
Iron Company will be held at the Brad
dock House, in the. city of Alexandria.
Va.ton Wednesday,February 21st, 1894,
at 11 o'clock a. m. By order of the Pros
ident. W. C. Ke.ht, Sec'y.
January 18th, 1894.
Stockhcilricra' Meeting.
Tho regnal annual meeting of the
Stockholders of the Powell's River Coal
and Iron Company will be held at the
Braddock House, in the city of Alexan?
dria, Va., ou Wednesday, Fehnury s21st,
1S94, at II o'clock a. in. By order of the
President. W. C. Ki.nt, Sec'y.
January 18th, 1894.
Go to S. A. Cellier'a for your Beer. He
has just received a larg* lot of the finest
in the market, both keg and bottled beer.
ANOTilKK FLEMING ?XSPttltilUO.
He Fires itito tho Mouse of Man, Whose
Wife Dies From Fright.
Clixtwooh, Va.. February 13.?'"Orb"
Fleming, a brother tr? the noted outlaws,
Cal. and Ilonan, has been very angry,
boisterous, and overbearing .-inco ho
heard that hi* brothers had met their de?
feat in West Virginia a for; days ago. He
was in Kentucky when lie first received
the news of Ibo affair, and he grew very
angry and defiant, and went to the house
of a man against whom he was prejudic?
ed, draw his pistol, and fired severul shots
inio the bous?. The man's wife was in a
delicate condition, and the fright produc?
ed by Fleming's act caused her death
within three hours. Ho immeniately left
there, but is wanted by the authorities.
He came into this neighborhood, but has
loft here, and some say that he hs.i gone
to West Virginia. He is younger than
either of the others, ami roscmblcs Cal.,
who was killed in the fight with tL"5 otfi
cers. As be came to this vicinity from
Kentucky recently, he fired into a school
house wherp school was in Bcssion, about
ten miles from here, and fired several
shots into a Hock of sheep, killing poiuo
of them, only a fow miles from town. He
has grown desperate since he heard of the
fate of his brothers, and is terrorizing the
people wheicrcr he goea.
TW***? UK?
mnmm
A SLUGGISH LIVEE
CAUSES
Constipation, Sick Headache,
Dyspepsia, Nervousness,
AND DISTURBS THE SYSTEM GENERALLY.
For all such ailments, and to Impart a natu?
ral, healthy tone to the Stomach, Liver, and
Bowels, take
5& E
Every Dose Effective
VIRGINIA: In tho Clork's Office of
the Circuit Court of the County of Wiso,
on the 6lh day of February', 1894. At
Rulee:
Appalachian Bank, x corpora- )
tion organized and existing un- |
dor tho laws of Virginia, plt'fT. j In
against (Chancery
P. W. Hardin, C. A. Hardin
and E. M. Hardin, defendants, j
The object of this suit is to attach cer?
tain real estate of the defendant, P. W.
Hardin, in the State of Virginia, and
hare the same sold to satisfy a note of
$1,000.00, executed to the plaintiff herein
by P. W. Hardin, C. A. Hardin, and E.
M. Hardin, dated on the l?th day of April,
1893, together with interest aud costs of
this suit. And an aflidavit having been
made and filed that the defendants, P. W.
Hardin, C. A. Hardin and E. M. Hawiin
are non-residents of the State of Virgin?
ia, it is ordered that they do'appear bete
within 15 days after duo publication here?
of, and do what may he accessary to pro?
tect their intevost iu this suit. And it is
further ordered that a coiy hereof b^.
published once & week for four weeks in
the Big Stone Gap P?aT, and that a copy
be posted at the front door of the court?
house of thU oounty on the first day of
the next term of the county court.
Acopy?Teste:
W. E. KiLGOHj:, Clotk.
By 0. A. JoihwoN', H. C.
if Job. L. Ekli?t, p. q.
Febl5 8-ll
CaHofl Hagler. at S. A. CctltarVBar^
for SoMUz's Beer, the old toliable.
/Yt to jU yntrr't 1 v r>r\ - ,
?WHOLESALE AMD RETAIL MARLER i
Hardware, Guns, Cutlery, Stoves, Buggies,
Wagons, Agricultural Implements, Ma?
chinery of every description, Miners
Supplies and Lubricating Oils.
Everything goes cheap for cash.
AYERS' BLOCK?WOOD AVENUE,
9 ^c??
Essai
CHEROKEE OPENING!
Having just returned from the Cherokee Strip and ail the
large cities of the West and Southwest, it was my fortune to
meet with rare facilities to select a first-class Stock of Goods
for LADIES and GENTLEMEN, viz: The Finest
Assortment of LADIES CLOAKS ever offered to
Southwest Virginia people. Beautiful no look at; workman?
ship and Fit Perfect. A Novelty in Dress Goods,
Sateens, Ginghams and Trimmings and Pas
mentry braid. Ladies Gossomers m variety.
Gentlemen would do well to examine *our large and
well assorted stock of fvlclntoshs, bought at prices tu
sell. Winter underware and all goods used by
gentlemen, generally.
DON'T FORGET CHEROKEE OPENING.
GOODLOE BROS.
(Successor to V/, C. Shelton & Co,'
-DEALER IN
Pure Drugs and Patent Medicines.
AGENT FOR
Longman & Martinez Paints.
Oils, Varnishes,
Stationery, Fine Candies,
Tobacco and Cigars.
PHYSICIANS' PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY.
B?ock. Big Stone Gap* Ya*
W. HARRIS,
^RE?L EST?TE^
Office Clinton Ave. and E. Fifth Street.
9 ?
IMBER
I hare for sale Coal, Tron andJ Timberlands in Wiso, bickrnaon and Buchasan
countiop, Virginia, and portion! of Eastern Kentucky. I hive *ouce of the
Kesit Coal IPjfop?irties
for sala in Virginia, adjacci'.t Lo the railroad, which I ^an offer in small or large
boundaries. The properlieg are rrell located for present derclopsicnt, AR?! lh%
quality and quantity of the coal attested by well kh'oirn m.merologist'ei
I also have the largest amount of the be*t r.O'SJ NESS and. RESIDENT TJtOf
ERTY in BIti STONE GAP, both improved end nnin.proved. Parties desiring
eilherto purchase or sell property here should ccusull r.:ft.
All comronnicalions answered and full itifornution chasrfully girtn.
Address: VV. E. HARRIS,
P. 0. Pox 258. * P.IG STONE GAP, Y%.
Remarkable Sales and WonflerfUl 8
Over 300 Davis Sewing Macliioes Sold in Ninety Bap
In the Counties o; Wise and Lee.
TLia ir a wonderfnl record to bf attaint in .-o short a l\ r\ I a* "?? are i .>:>cn.- for all reaulift. TL&
reason lor the si*le ot ihIs larm> number of DATI'S SKWfcVI! .1? ) CHI KISS i:t *o *h'.>ri a Mreo hv
W. H. BLANTON, BIG STONE G AP, VA.,
is the fact tbat?the people recognize and declare the DAVIS j* thf fans', most auh.?t?n(ia! and perfset
.Sewing ITnchine over invented. In this territory mur.y !mI;?' \m\c fried; numerous other niakr? et ma?
chines, with which th?y were well pleased ex. ill th*y nan ihr raperlor quality ot work don& on the DAVIS.
Oa trying thi? n-ondci fal, light-ianning r.ntl handsoinc nir.i tir.f. it.* many paints of superiority evsr si
?thf ia wer? jo noticeable that th?y were no longer tatfr?od rr,i-i any ?ihr. rc*cbln?-, tr.d at oace plaaed u
?rder for ? DAVIS. The result i? that I bare tah? ? i:?? ?>?it y,#yaieni VJ5 SJiWUfii MA?
CHINES, over 150 machines of other makes?many or t'(.?n r?-;t;iar4tiT*ly m-n ,;
Remember the DAVIS Ijssoniy Hlx Forking riecis,-ao U Iba most utr.pie, ebtupact, datable and
perfect machine ever rua/.e. Every par1. I? made of the very host material ani is thoroughly gaarr.ntaad,
by the Davi? Sewing Machine Company ?? veil by myself, ?rc j. it s from tluteof purchase.
TV.t Davis Sewin? Machin? oflic* at Kn?xv:Ii?f Tens., aft?i bavins worked thst tcrritery far tbi'ce jears,
daring the fourth year sold orer l.fSOO Ktcbines, which j;oc- to bb?w thai tht tr.orc taw praj,!. kBerr ?/
the DAVIS the better they !?k* it.
T now receiving uuBitrtus orders fcr macliasi from pavttca r. ho heretofore refsaed to bay the
DAVIS, bat on Btcing the Euperior nnd SHtis/actory work it :u duing for their neighbors, sow sead me
volBBtary orders.
Having formed r.o many ples**:it, acqBniril?acc>? rbict Incitirg ? Big Steae Gay, *nd having met with
a o'e pher.oniinal succeia in my bnsineci, I haVe determised t<> permanently continue at fbi? place, aad shall
?s? every honorable effort in my power lo pia?:. a DAVIS SJUWi r?*G .UACUiXK Is evr?ry hoe??h?id in
the ?111 rounding cortntty where a ftcst-clara machine Is ftranted. I Lave *r.pp!icd nesrly tverylfasaily ia
BigStoMe dun witb a l>aris machine. ,
I keep in stock x fui! supply of DavL .Se-ing y?e;.i,"v !:??-..tea, N'esdUV; Oil*., i.e. To? r?! always fi*A
me ?t my oSc, in buiiding forriicrly occapkd by the G?im PaU^a, ready ;;sd tnxioas to show y?ta a DATJS.
?whttber you huv cr nvt. Very Kcspcctfuliy.
W. H. BLANTON.
L(!Yery
OPPOSITE POST OFFICE, E. 5th St.
Saddle and Driving Horses Always on Hand. Special Ar?
rangements for Boarding Horses.
BEST RIGS, DOUBLE OR SINGLE,
FRITZ & GRAHAM,
?Dealers In?
Fresh meat, Groceries and
Produce, under the art gallery
If you want nice meat, cheap,
th?s is the place to get it.
CHEAP FOR CASH. If you
want your PHOTO taken give
us a call.
FRITZ & GRAHAM,
??OUR njLKBKR SHOP.'?
Wken jon wi?h an e?Y ibare,
X? %ai>3 M a B?rb?r'eYer jave,
Jnst c*H on'crit at'iny neatir fnrttUh*l rvoa,
-At nwc *rtd;?Tery bus* oe?rt.
J comb *od dr*9%lb* hair ??b, grace.
To ?nUihtooaaUaju^jrfjOKffcce.'^ .',
EAST-FIFTH STREET.
[GR.
JOB WORK.
All kinds of JOB WORK,
i Letter-Heads, Envelopes,
I Blanks of every description,
! and all kinds of printing neat
I ly executed at the Post Job
Office.
j We have the, Latest Im
i power.

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