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W. C. ROBINSON & CO.
BIG STONE CAP, VA.
W. C. ROBINSON & CO.
BIG STONE GAP, VA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17,1890.
It is Slipping From os and No
One Seems to be Making an
Effort to Use it,
Tto South Is Being Crowded with North?
ern Capitalists Who Ha.c Come
With the Cash to Invest.
The prediction of tlic Post n short while
lg0 thnt there would be an extraordinary
rush of capitalists from the S?rth during
the fall and winter is being verified. One J
who has not recently traveled on South?
ern trains or who has not been kept nd
rUcd of what Is going on In Southern
cities, has little Idea ?f the movement of
Northern capitalists to the Southern
country Conductors on Pullman curs
. bat thoir coaches arc crowded, and the
hotel registers contain lists of names from
Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Pitts
[ burgh, Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee and
: l>otr -it 'ilo- Philadelphia party of ovor
400, many of them worth from five to
twonty-fivo millions of dollars, are mak-j
: inj: a thorough investigation, visiting all
the importaut cities, and taking excur?
sions to mineral and tirabor lands with a
view to investing th. ir money.
A large number went to Atlanta to
witness the opening of the Exposition ;
others arc visiting the mineral towns of
Alabama, while many more are to 1?'
found so the towns of Tennessee, tir
ginia and North Carolina. There are
quite a number of separate parties that
have private cars and remain upon them.
The Philadi Iphia crowd occupy twenty-six
Meantime enterprising local companies
und real estate agents arc nol neglecting
their opportunities. They arc distribut?
ing maps and pamphlets in unlimited
quantities nnd elaborating the value of
special interests by personal interviews
with I In visitors. The Middlcsborough
company have n private conch fitted up
for the purpose of showing the various I
woods, mint rals, building stono and other j
deposits to be found in the vicinity. Mr.
Arthur goes in person and in advance of
his I rain, visits the newspaper offices in
the various citii - in which he exhibits it.
and by Ihc liberal use of printer's ink,
thoroughly advertises his enterprise, caus?
ing something of a sensation wherever lie
in Louisville Mr. Arthur secured the
adepti..1, ol resolutions by the hoard ofj
Trade and the Commercial Club, calling
attentiou to his exhibit, and commonding
It to the investigation of capitalists. He
adopts the Bamo tactics in other cities;
and wherever he stops he attracts a throng
of Investors who eagerly make inquiries
and from whom Middlcsborough will se?
cure additional capital.
Indeed, there is not a town throughout
the Southern mineral district, except Big
Btone Gap, that doos not seem thoroughly
alivo to its opportunities, and that is not
doing everything in its power to attract
the attention of these visitors. Every?
where one pees evidences of the most
roetloes activity and of a thoroughly
aroused public spirit.
To leave these busy scenes and return
to Big Stone Gap is like deflecting from a
rushing torrent spirited life and enter?
prise to h secluded eddy in a nook, far
from the maddening throng. It is clear
that our people are not sufficiently ener?
getic and euterprieing. Conscious of the
fact that have a combination of ad?
vantages which are uncqualcd elsewhere
In this country or any other, they seem
content to rcsf on those advantages und
allow rival towns to outstrip us, supply?
ing by their industry and spirit what they
lack in Lateral resources. Wo have no
agents to distribute maps or pamphlets,
no representative to visit the newspaper
officos and furnirdi fuels to the moldors of
public sentiment, no aggressive and ener?
getic manager to lay before these
Inquiring capitalists the important results
of out investigations of the vast wealth
which oui mountains contain, or explain
kite physical conditions which must result
lu the connection and concentration of
rait railrou.i systems at Big Stone Gap.
It would seem that the bate mention of
our disadvantages in this respect would
?route the latent energies of the commun?
ity and quicken into activity the zeal of
?very one who is iu the least interested in
?h? development and prosperity of the
city. It would cost but little to scatter
our pumphletb containing plain and undis?
puted facts und to secure the services of
a few reliablo agents at important
point*?say Atlanta, Knoxville, Bristol
and Hoanoko?who would sec that this
Htroim of visitors do not pass our very
gat.-: without having some knowledge of
the inducements wc can offer them.
There may lie some who will poo-poo
such a plan, as they have poo-pooed every
plan which was at all practical and prom?
ised returns, hut it is to be hoped the good
sense and public spirit of the community
and of those at a distance who are inter?
ested in our prosperity, will appreciate the
importance of some such movement and
contribute to it. We have rivals whose
indefatigable efforts to surpass us and
keep us hack must bo met by something
more than cant and cold water. We
must change our tactics. A must not
wait for B and refuse to act because C
does not help. A committee should be
appointed and money and power given
them. The timo is too valuable to waste
in haggling and carping. The opportu?
nity is passing from us every day. The
hour for action has come?intelligent and
immediate action?and it will ns surely
go as it has come. If anything is to be
done let it be done at once.
An Appeal to the People*
(To tin- E.tltnr of the Port.)
The time iH ripe for earnest, organized
art ion on the part of all who have finan?
cial interests at Big Stone Gap aud who
expect to realize handsome profits on those
interests. Nature has been lavish indeed
with us. band and improvement com?
panies and other great corporations have
done much, and aro doing and will do
vastly more. But thero is yet ono thing
needful. What are the people doing?
They are the koynote to any success in
town-building, book to the history of a
hundred young cities that have sprung up
within the last twenty-five years from
grassy plains or Mack-jack thickets to
lusty young Titans, rushing to the top of
the census lists and thrilling the whole
commercial world with the audacity of
their successes. Has it bf?en land and
improvement companies that have done
it? After tho first few years, or months,
these are forgotten! Has it been the in?
tersection of great railway lines? Thou?
sands of such points in the land arc still
way-stations, boomlcts burst cd I In every
instance it has been the people, believing
in the destiny of their city, and roused to
earnest, concerted action for it.
Wc have gathered into Big Stone Gap
the nucleus of a most splendid population,
young men, active, intelligent, confident.
Wo have as investors here the most intel?
ligent classes North and South, men
whoso foresight showed them the way the
Gngor of destiny was pointing. All believe.
Who will aid to speed the glad day when
our dreams of a prcat city shall have come
true' Much has been already done. Our
Improvement Company, its officers and
friends, have founded two great iron fur?
naces, with two of the greatest practical
iron makers in America at their head.
They have inaugurated tho building of
coke ovens on a large scale, by a company
comprising many of the coke kings of
Pennsylvania, in a coal field the richest
on earth, whose black diamonds are far
more valuable to commerce than the glit?
tering gcw-t;aws dug from the sands of
brazil or tho East. They have furnished
us a splendid electric light system and a
street railway, and are now busy put I in;:
in a belt railway and a perfect system of
water works, besides other improvements.
We have one railroad in operation, and
another?the queen road of the South for
town building?almost completed; with a
third ncaring completion, and still others
coming. The great inter-State Tunnel,
with its incalculable blessings, is being
All this is much; but it is little with the
real work to bo done. One swallow docs
not make a spring, nor one furnace a city.
To mako a city we must attract hero a
diversity of manufactures, large and small.
Where tho thousand-armed artisan dwells,
forging sustenance for happy homes from
the giant forest and rock-ribbed hills,
there is a city! Read the incoming figures
of the census. They show us that this
cointry is full of laborers, restless and
ready logo forth to greet better conditions,
and abundant capital ready to lead the
way. How many of our 65,000,000 people?
how many even of the most intelligent?
know that hero, hero at Jb'g Stone Gap,
Virginia?there is tho most marvelous
combination of wealth-production factors
on this continent? Wo know it! You
and 1 know it! Hut how is the rest of (he
world to know it. until it is brought to
their attention?. We must tell it in Gath
and proclaim it in Ascalonl Our light has
too long been hid under a bushel. Wc
must organize for persistent, effective ad?
vertising. It is the people who can do
their best, and who must do it at Big
Stone Gap, or we shall sutler. Tho land
companies will aid. Let tho Heal Estate
Exchange, as representing tho interests
of investors, and tho good of tho town,
tako tho matter up and push it aB they are
capable of doing.
Now is the time for action. The sum?
mer months have passed with their una?
voidable dullness, and we are at the heart
of the autumn. Moneyed men from all
parts of the country, East, North and
West, are coming into tho South now
seeking investments. It is by far the
most promising field, aud it is attracting
world-wide attention. Many hundreds of
tho most distinguished aud astute English
and German iron-tnastcr6 aro abroad in
the laud. Only two days ago my eyes fell
on an item in a Bristol paper, which stated
that four special trains of parlorcars, con?
veying several hundred Eastern capital?
ists passed through Bristol on their way
to northern Alabama, and other points in
the South Appalachian mineral region.
Nearly every paper one picks up from the
newly awakened towns and cities of this
whole section contains similar items.
Those items fill me with conflicting emo?
tions; with pride aud joy that the moneyed
and industrial world is at last awnke to the
teeming richness of our long neglected
mountains; with shame that Big Stone
Gap, the richest point of them all, is doing!
so little to let the world know what she
1 would propose the following as a prac?
tical step, to be taken at once:
Let the Real Estate Exchange call a
meeting, inviting the co-operation of all
interested in the town, and appoint a
working committee to solicit funds by
personal appeal, or by circular letters, from
every property owner in Big Stone Hap
and vicinity, for advertising purposes
strictly. Let this committee ascertain
the amount probably .needed, also the
names of all property owners here and
the value of their buildings which can
easily be done and apportion the amount
needed accordingly, and thus appeal to
each person for a specified sum and for a
specified purpose. People will contribute
on this i)lan when they will not on any
other, i.et the common fund thus raised
lie paiil to some will known person as
trustee, who shall keep and render an ac?
count of it. With this as a basis, let the
committee issue tilling and attractive
circulars and hand-bills which shall be
supplemental to the literature of the Im?
provement Company, and employ comepc
tenf men to visit the centres frequented
by investors and distribute the matter,and
point out to inquirers the advantages of
the place and the present way to get here.
Not a train should be allowed to leave
Roanoke or Knoxvillc going toward Bris?
tol without being supplied with these cir?
culars and hand-bills, and there ought to
be a wide-awake man kept at Bristol all
the time for this purpose. Land sales are
on for the fall and winter at nearly all the
new towns. An agent of Big Stone Gap
should be on hand at every one of them.
Not a citizen or friend of the town should
ever be allowed to leave it without a
pocketful! of advertising matter to scatter
wherever he goes. If we do this and sup?
plement it by judicious advertising in the
leading industrial sheets of the country,
and get the exposition hall with its dis?
play of raw materials ready, and its liter?
ary bureau running, which now seems in a
fair way of speedy accomplishment, we
shall soon have a different face on mat?
ters. All our citizens and friends will
soon catch step to the music of progress
and prosperity will (low in from all quar?
ters until we lift Big Stone Gap to queenly
supremacy in the midst of the greatest
wealth-producing section on earth.
MtMUEIl of ExcilANOE.
IN TUE SOOTH.
The Iron and Steel People Reach Nash?
ville und Hurry on to Birmingham,
Accompanied by Prominent
Nashville. Oct. Hi.?A large parly of
very important people passed through
Nashville yesterday afternoon at -1 o'clock.
The party was composed of Hfl:") of the ;">IK)
Englishmen, German and Frenchmen,
composing the British Iron and Steel In?
stitute. They came in three solid vesti?
bule trains, with dining cars and all the
other luxurious surroundings of modern
travel in America. The annual session of
this important body of men has just been
concluded in New York and Pittsburgh,
where it was held in a spirit of return
courtesy for the compliment paid England
by the session in that country of (he
American Association of Mechanical En?
gineers' last annual meeting. This is the
lirst time in its history that the English
association has met in America, although
there are many Americans who are mem?
bers of it. It is a coincidence that this
body of steel and iron men of high stand?
ing and influence should visit America
for the first lime in a year when the
United States has confessedly outstripped
all the world in its production of iron.
And it is still further worthy of note that
their first visit to America should have,
as a prominent feature, a trip into the
South. It is a recognition from this pow?
erful center of influence of the great im?
portance the South has suddenly grown to
be to the producers of iron and steel.
The three trains are traveling on a
special schedule, and the party has been,
and will continue to be. regarded as the
guests while in this country of the Amer?
ican Iron and Steel Institute, the Ameri?
can Institute of Mining Engineers and the
Mechanical Engineering Association.
They were accompanied from Louisville
by M. II. Smith, vice-president of the
Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company.
They were joined here by Messrs. Shook.
East and Fogg, and President Thomas, of
the Nashville & Chattanooga & Great
Southern Railroad Company, who will go
to Birmingham, Shelby, Anniston and
Chattanooga. From there the party goes
north to Luray cavern, and reach New
York in time to sail November 1st.
The party stopped in Nashville' only
tw enty minutes before moving on to ?Bir?
mingham, where $1(1,(1(10 has been sub?
scribed for their entertainment. They will
also be banqueted at Anniston. At Chat?
tanooga a special programme has been
arranged for Sunday, when the party will
spend the day at Lookout inn, on the top
of Lookout mountain.
No effort has been made to stop the
party in Nashville. As Col. Shook said
last night. Nashville could show line horses
and beautiful women, but what the parts
is after is a sight of the undeveloped re?
sources of the country. They talk and
think iron ores, and would subsist on ores
if they were palatable and nourishing.
Lookout, Birmingham and Luray cavern
were the three objective points.
Still They Come
Roanoke, Ya., Oct. 15.?There arrived
from the North at Roanoke Sunday morn?
ing a special train consisting of a bag?
gage car and six Pullman cars, filled with
Northern and foreign capitalists en route
South via the Norfolk & Western road.
In the afternoon another train consisting
of three baggage and twenty-one Pullman
curs came through, all going South. The
visit of this large number of moneyed
men will no doubt be a source of benefit,
not only to the gentlemen themselves,,
but to our entiro section. j
HOT POLITICS IN CiEOKOIA.
Senator ,Ioe ltruwn Emerges from Re?
tirement to Make a Speech.
Atlanta, Oct. 16.?The patriarchal Sen?
ator Joe Brown, has pulled that leg out of
the grave, and to-day it is announced that
he will address the people of Georgia on i
National Day at the State Fair, which is
to be held at, Macou. This moans a great
deal more than uppcars on the surface.
Senator Brown's appearance on any oc?
casion creates a sensation, but right at
this stage of the contest for the position
which he will lay down in March, Uncle
Joe's announcement has stirred up a big
sensation throughout the entire State.
A few days ago, Gen. Gordon in the
course of a speech, referred to Senator
Brown as having one foot in the grave.
This put the Senator on his mettle und
uow ho is going to show that he is a very
likely corpse. He is expected to say some?
thing on the senatorial question, and
when he does it will not be particularly
pleasing to Gov. Gordon.
A Methodist Preacher Enters Politics an
a Prohibition Candidate, and Is Ar?
rnlgned Ucforc the Conference?
A SHARP FIGHT AHEAD.
Nashville, Ten.v., Oct. 13.?There was a
dramatic scene in the Tennessee Confer?
ence of tiie Methodist Episcopal Church
South at Pulaskiwhen the name of D.C.
Kclley, D.D., was called. The conference
was hearing reports of preachers and pass?
Dr. Kclley some months apo accepted a
nomination at the hands of the prohibi?
tion party. He was at that time pastorof
the church at Gallatin. Some correspond?
ence passed between him and Bishop
Keener, who presided over the last Ten?
nessee Conference, und and Dr. Kclley de?
cided to withdraw from the race, but was
prevailed upon by the prohibition execu?
tive committee not to do so. The Rev. B.
F. Hajncs, presiding elder of the Nash?
ville district, was very much in favor of
Dr. Kelley continuing in the field, and, as
Bishop Keener had said that Dr. Kelley
could not canvass the state and keep his
church, he appointed the Rev. W. G. Dor
ris to tlie Gallatin church, and Dr. Kclley
resigned the pastorate. He has since can?
vassed the State, and will poll, it is be?
lieved, a large vote.
When Dr. Kellev's name was reached
Elder Hayncs arose and said: "There is
nothing against him." Dr. Kelley then
made his report and sat down. There was
silence lasting fully a minute. Usually
Bishop Hargrove, who was in the chair,
would say immediately upon a minister's
report. "His character is passed without
objection:" but.knowing a challenge was
coming, he waited for it.
Finally the Rev. G. W. Winn, who has
been a member of the conference fifty
years, said: "Did 1 understand the pre?
siding elder to say there nothing against
Dr. Kelly? Docs 'not the Rule say that
a preacher who leaves his work without
the consent of the bishop is guilty of an
offense before this body?"
Bishop Hargrove, understanding this as
arrest of Dr. Kellev's character, slated the
law. and proceeded to appoint a committee
of three members to inquire into the mat?
ter and report whether or not Dr. Kelley
should be tried by the conference. Dr.
Kelley raised the point of order that the
presiding officer could not of his own mo?
tion appoint a committee not ordered by
the body over which he presides, but was
overruled. He then made the point of
order that his character had been arrested
in open conference without previous notice
having been served upon him, as the Dis?
cipline provides. Bishop Hargrove de?
cided tiiat the proceedings were regular,
but allowed Dr. Kelley to file a protest
against his rulings.
The committee of inquiry met a 2 o'clock
and heard Dr. Kclley, Elder Hayncs and
and Dr. Doris. Their report will proba?
bly favor a trial. The committee had
scarcely concluded its labors, when Dr.
Kelley delivered a stirring political speech
to a crowd in the court house yard. Fully
one-half of the members of the confer?
ence listened attentively to his address.
PcLAStr, Texx., Oct. 14.?The opening
services of the Tennessee Methodist Con?
ference this morning was conducted by
Rev. G. W. Anderson. Tho minutes were
read and an amendment offered by Rev.
Walker Lewis, who desired that they show
that the Bishop asked Mr. Winn if ho in?
tended to arrest Dr. Kelley's character,
and he replied that he so intended.
Dr. Kclley requested that the report of
the committee inquiring into his case be
heard at once. Rev. '1'. B. Fisher, chair?
man of the eommittcc, made the following
"Your committee in the case of D. C.
Kclley, having carefully inquired into the
facts of the same, respectfully report that
wo judge ft trial to lie necessary in said
During the discussion Dr. Kclley said,
the bishop having discussed his case from
the chair, it became his (Kelley's) right
by every rule of law, justice, courtesy or
civilization to be allowed to reply. Dr.
Kclley cited instances where in other con?
ferences the Bishop presiding had allowed
full discussion before the committee of
inquiry was appointed. Bishop Hargrove
called him to order and said he could not
allow a discussion of his rulings. Dr.
Kclley proceeded to say that if this was
the law. and a Bishop could, of his own
motion, appoint a committee of inquiry,
then he (the Bishop) had in his hands the
character of every minister in the Metho?
dist church. He was interrupted by the
Bishop, who declared him to be out of
order, amid some excitement. Dr. Kelley,
however, continued to speak for a moment,
but finally the chair ruled that he could
not discuss the law upon the effect of in?
dividual member. Dr. Kelley said the
line proposed left him crippled at every
point. He had la-en present at the making
of the law. aud hearing the discussion, he
was confident his case did not come under
it. He had imt refused to do any work
nor ceased traveling. His remarks were
the BEPOttT nisroSKD OK.
Dr. Toung called for the previous ques?
tion on the motion to non-concur, and the
call was sustained. The chair stated that
if the report was concurred in it would
necessarily raise another committee. Dr.
Hayncs said that he was sorry the chair
had injected this into the matter just at
this point. The roll was then called. The
motion to non-concur was carried by a
vote of 111! ayes and ilG noes.
J. M.Jordan moved that tin- character
of D. C. Kelley now pass, but the chair
ruled this out of order, as the confereuce
had agreed to adjourn as soon as the
report of the committee was disposed of.
Another committee of inquiry will doubt?
less be appointed this aftertnoon."
Virj;inl:i Snubs the Count.
Richmond, October 14.?The action of
the governor in declining to go to tho en?
tertainment given last night to tho Count
of Paris has made a stir in this city. The
governor had. a few days before the arri?
val of the Count, expressed himself as
opposed to Virginians taking any notice
of the visitor, though it seems that this
opinion was not known to the gentleman
who gave the entertainment, Col. Archer
Anderson. The governor's declination
was made the more noticeable by the fact
that he promenaded with his wife in front
of Col. Anderson's residence a short time
before the entertainment took place. The
Count's visit has created something of a
war here, anyhow. The country papers
have pitched into Richmond for its recep?
tion of the Count, calling it Richmond
snobbery, and the city press has hastened
to explain that the city has had nothing
to do with it, the receptions having been
given by a few individuals. The grum?
blers are also hauling Gen. Joseph E.
Johnson over tho coals for attending the
A King Deposed.
The Haluk, Oct. 15.?The physician* altendinK fhe
King of Holland had a consultation to-day wltb two
of the Cabinet Ministen., when it was decided that tile
condition of the Klug rendered him unfit to reign. I
THE PRESIDENT IN INDIANA.
The City Decorated?Thousand* Greet
Him?A Talk to HU War Comrades.
WixcnrsTKB, Ixd., Oct. 15.?President
Harrison spent last night aboard his car,
and at 6 o'clock this morning the special
train pulled out of Indianapolis on its re?
turn to Washington. The schedule pro?
vided for a dozen brief stops to enable
old friends in Indiana and Ohio to greet
the President. At Anderson an immense
crowd was gathered. The President made
a speech in which he hid those in the au?
dience who had been his comrades in war
God-speed, and extended the 'comrades a
greeting. He closed as follows:
"To von, my old-time friends, not in
politics, but in that pride and association
which makes all Indianians?we arc all
proud of our communities?I desire to say
that while I have friends elsewhere, these
were my earliest friends, the friends of my
boyhood, almost, for I was scarcely more
than a boy when I became a citizen of
this State, and I always turn to it with
affectionate interest." [Cheors.]
At Muncie the President spoke from the
rear platform of the train to a large
crowd. He spoke of his loug acquaint?
ance with the town and its people. He
then dwelt upon the great prosperity
which had been brought to all that sec?
tion by the discovery of natural gas. He
then abjured the people to keep in mind
those higher things that make our country
"I don't forget," he continued, "that
your good country sent to the war of the
Union in gallant regiments that went from
this gallant State a multitude of brave
men to stand by tho flag. [Cheers.]
Some of them arc hero with you to-day.
[Applause.] Now let that love of the flag
be still uppermost in your hearts. Noth?
ing has pleased mo more as I passed
through some of our Western States than
to sec that the school children everywhere
had the starry flag in their hands. [Pro?
longed cheers.] Let it be so here and
everywhere. Let them learn to love it;
to know its beauty in order that when the
time of peril comes they may be ready to
defend it. [Prolonged applause.] I am
most grateful for your appreciative kind?
ness, and if I shall be able in the dis?
charge of tho high and difficult duties to
maintain the respect and confidence of my
fellow-citizens of Indiana, other things
will take care of themselves." [Prolonged
COMI'LIMENTlMi TnE SCHOOLS.
At Winchester a stand had been erected
and several thousand people were assem?
bled. Every building in the city was dec?
orated and even the telegraph poles were
adorned with the stars and Btripes. The
President after tendering his sincere
thanks for the hearty and cordial welcome
given him said: "No public servant in
whatever station, can be indifferent to the
good esteem of men and women and chil?
dren like these. You do not know how
much theso kindly faces, these friendly
Indiana greetings help me in the dis?
charge of duties that are not always
easy." He closed with an eloquent tribute
to the public schools of the State.
Bbllefontaine, 0., Oct. 15.?The next
stop waR at Union City, Ind., where the
President again left the train and was
escorted to the stand amid the firing of
cannon and the shouts of the assembled
people, passing between rows of school
children who strewed his path with flow?
ers. He made a brief speech.
SHORT 6T0I-S. AND BRIEF TALKS.
At Sidney, 0., a brief stop was made,
and the Chief Magistrate shook hands
with tho throng. At Degraff the Presi?
dent spoke briefly to the assembled citi?
zens. Bellefontaine was in gala attire.
The President here spoke of his trip in
general, and enlarged the view of the
greatness of the country, which it had
given him of its property and sturdy man?
hood. After passing Bellefontaine short
stops were made at LaRuc, Agosta, Ma?
rion, Crcslinc, and other towns. At
Alliance a committee headed by the
mayor boarded the train.
The President being introduced, said:
"My fellow-citizens, there is nothing in
which the American people are harder
upon their public servanrs than the insa?
tiable demand they make for public
speeches. I began talking before break
fust this morning, and have been kept
almost continuously at it throughout the
day with scarcely time for lunch, and yet
as long as the smallest residue of strength
or voice is left I cannot fail to recognize
these hearty greetings and say some ap?
preciative word in return."
At Alliance the President 6aid in part:
It is pleasant to -know that in all things
that alfect the integrity and honor and
prosperity of our government we rise
above party ties and considerations. The
interests of this government are lodged
with you. There is not much that the
President can do to shape its policy. He
is charged under the constitution with the
duty of making suggestions to Congress,
but ufter all the legislation originates
with Congress, and the policy of our laws
is directed by it. The President may veto,
but he cannot frame a bill.
A BIT OF AUVICE.
Therefore it is of great interest to you
and to all our people that you should
choose such men to represent you in Con?
gress as will faithfully promote those poli- j
cies to which you have given your intelli?
gent adhesion. This country of ours is
secured and social order is maintained
because the great masses of your people
live in contentment and some in a good
measure of comfort. God forbid that we
should ever reach the condition which has
been reached by 6omc other countries,
where all that is before many of their
population is a question of bare subsis?
tence; where it is simply, "How shall I
find bread for to-day?" No hope of accu?
mulation, no hope of comfort, no hope of
education or higher things for the chil
? dren that are to come after them. God
I be blessed that this is not our condition
I in America. Here is an open chance for
every man; here are fuir wages for fair
work, with education for the masses; with
no classes or distinctions to keep down
the ambitious voung. We have a happv
Let us not grumble if now and then
things are not as prosperous as they might
be. Let us think of the average, and if
this year's crop is not as full as we could
wish, we have already in the green fields
promises of a better one to come. Let us
not doubt that we are now, as 1 have seen
evidence of in a very extended trip
through the West, entering upon the up?
grade in all departments of business.
every hand bust.
Everywhere I went in the great city of
St. Louis and in the smaller manufactur?
ing towns through which we passed, there
was one story to tell?and I have uo doubt
it is true in your midst?every wheel is
running and every hand is busy. 1 be?
lieve the future is bright before us for in?
creasingly better times for all, and as it
comes 1 hope it may be so generally dif?
fused that its kindly touch may be felt by
At Mansfield, Mr. Sherman's home, the
President said: I am glad to be permitted
to stop at the home of your distinguished
Senator and my friend. [Cheers.] I am
sure, however, though you may differ from
bim in political opinion, the people of
Mansfield, and of Ohio, aro proud of the
eminence which he has attained in the
counsels of the nation and of distin?
guished service he has been able to render
to his country, not only in Congress but
in the treasury department. [Cheers.]
He is tho twin in greatness with that
military brother, who led some of you as
he did me in some of the great campaigns
of the war, and they have together ren?
dered conspicuous service to this country,
which we, as they, love with devoted affec?
tion. At Wooster University, 0., which
was the first point reached in Mr. Mc
Kinlcy's district, the President said in
part: Friendly to all people of the world,
we will not thwart their course or provoke
quarrels by "unfriendly acts, neither will
we bo so forgetful of the fact that we arc
charged here first with the conservation
and promotion of American interests;
that our government was founded for its
own citizens. [Applause and cheers.]
Pittsburg was reached at about 7
UK COMPLIMENTS MR. MCKINLEY.
Pittsburgh, Oct. 15.?At Canton, 0., the
President said: It gives mo great pleasure
to stand hero in the prosperous and grow?
ing city of Canton. I'm glad to be at
the home of one with whom I have been
associated in congressional duties for a
number of years, and who in all personal
relations with me, as I believe in all per?
sonal relations with you, his neighbors,
has won my regard, as I am sure he has
won yours. [Cheers.] And without any
regard to what may be thought of tho
McKinley bill I am sure hero to-day you
are all good neighbors and friends of
Hon. William McKinley. [Applause.]
Kind-hearted and generous as he seemed
to mo, I am sure he has not failed on those
social relations. Whatever judgement
you may have of his political opinion he
is making the masses of tho people proud
of him as their distinguished sou. [Ap?
You have here to-day representative
men from the shops, from the railroads,
and from the offices of our city. You are
living together in these helpful and inter?
changing relations which make American
life pleasant aud which make American
cities prosperous. The foundation of your
society is in your motto that every man
shall receive such wages as will enable him
to live decently and comfortably, and to
roar his children as helpful and useful
American citizens. [Applause] Wc all
desire, I am sure every kindly heart de?
sires, that all relations between employers
and workmen shall be friendly and kind.
I .wish everywhere associations were
closer and employers more thoughtful of
those who work for them. I am sure
there is nothing in which wc all agree,
whatever our views may be on the tariff or
finance?there is no prosperity that in the
wide, liberal sense does not embraco within
it every deserving and industrious man
and woman in the community. [Ap?
plause.] We are all citizens and wc
should be far from anything that detracts
from our liberties, independence, and tho
devclopmemet of our intelligent morality
On arriving at Pitsburgh the President's
car was transferred to the second section
of the Eastern train, at 7:30 left for Wash?
ington. Senator Quay waB on tho Biuno
What Leading Manufacturers of the East
Kay About the .McKinley 1)111.
(New York World.)
T. Jefferson Coolidgc, Treasurer of tho
Amoskcag Manufacturing Company, Man?
chester, X. II.?"Taken as a whole the act
suits me. It will not increase prices,
for competition will keep them down.
Although duties may bo increased to 6omc
extent in a few instances, the general
result will be infinitely more to the good of
the workingmau. We cannot compete
with foreign countries wherever labor
largely enters into the product and it is a
mistake to think that our labor is any
better that of England."
Jordon L. Mutt, President of tho J. L.
Molt Iron Works.?"The Tariff bill will
not have any special influence on the iron
industries as a whole. Pig-iron will pay
the same duty, and very little of it now
comes to the United States in comparison
with former years. Competition will take
care of the price. What wc want more
than protection is the means to transport
our surplus product to foreign countries.
The Government should aid in tho estab?
lishment of steamer lines."
Lucien C. Warner, head of the firm of
Warner Bros., bridge-port,Conn.?"Corsets
of the cheaper grades will not, for the
present, be materially affected in price,
but must advance with the increased cost
of living under the new tariff. Imported
corsets will advance. The increase in the
duty on lace is uncalled for. The duty of
45 per cent on coutil, which is not made
in this country, will be a hardship."
Ex-Gov. H. C. Warmoth, Collector of
New Orleans and sugar planter.?"The law
invites investment, so far as sugar-plant?
ing goes, opens new avenues to enterprise,
enlarges the field of both common and
skilled labor and frees the breakfast
table as it is free in no other country on
the globe. The sugar schedule, therefore,
invites my admiration."
J. H. Brewer, President of the Manu?
facturing Potter's Association, Trenton
N. J.?"The advance is so slight on both
the common and decorated wares that it
cannot affect the business much. The
selling prices of American goods will be
William Barbour, President of the Bar
bour Brothers Company.?"We will manu?
facture more linen thread and import less
from Ireland. There will bo no advance
in price. Aa to weaving linen, we be?
lieve that within a short time many an
idle American loom jwill be turned ou
Capitalists on the Tariff.
(X. V. World.)
Jar Gould?It the tarllf on wool makes clothing
cost more a person will get along with one suit where
he would otherwise have two.
ltUfsell Sage?It ?ill lessen importations and
thereby save outlays for duties; give additional em?
ployment to labor, while home competition will re?
duce the prices of all products as low at they ought
to be, I look for a healthy money market dating the
next six months.
S. V. White?The law is very wise and will not need
a revision for yearn. Where the bearings are oiled
the new machine will Kive general satisfaction.
A Speedy Young Trotter,
Lcxinoton, Ky., Oct. 15.?At the Fair Ground*
track here yesterday, Fashion Stud Farm's (Trenton,
X. J.) black yearling colt, by Eagle WrJ, 2;21, dam
Lady Maud, 2:18^, by Gen. Enox, astonished the
many horsemen present by trotting a quarter without
a break in U :.'<&%. What makes the performance the
mere remarkable is the fact that the colt never had
barures on him until the twenty-second day of last
month, and had never been hitched to a light cart
uuUl yesterday. Mr. George W. St. Clalr, his trainer
and driver, thinks he can go a qnarter at least three
seconds faster than he did yesterday. Nowhere In
the history of the trotting turf can be found recorded
an Instance of where n horse with but eighteen days'
handling could show such a wonderful barst of speed.
Those breeders and horsemen who are advocate* of
the developed alre and dam theory are elated over
this wonderful colt's work.
New Yobr, Oct. 15.?Advicc9 from Lon?
don this morning were most depressing.
The scarcity of money there added to the
precautionary action of the Imperial Bank
of Germany created the fear that the
minimum rate of discount would be raised
and the carrying of stocks rendered more
expensive in the near future. The politi?
cal complications between England and
Portugal also had their influence in crea?
ting an uneasy feeling there and early
prices from London showed material de?
clines from last night's figures. Upon the
opening of our market there was found to
be a heavy pressure to sell on the part of
foreigners, which was immediately added
to by further short sales for the account
of the local bear contingent. The market
here was more active than usual of late,
but the increased trading was entirely in
stocks which are favorites in London, a
half a do/en stocks furnishing one-half of
the sales of listed stocks.
Ol'KN'INO PBICE8J LOWER.
Opening prices were all lower but
special losses were shown in Louisville k
Nashville, Northern Pacific preferred, St.
Paul, Atchison, Reading, and Union Pa?
cific. Louisville was believed to have re?
ceived some support on the scale down
from the insiders, but the bulk of the pur?
chases in that and other stocks was evi?
dently from the bears, who were covering
shorts on the drop. The decline was very
sharp in the early trailing, ami while there
was a rally in the forenoon it was feeble
and soon came to an end. The afternoon
drive was extended to a greater number of
stocks than during the forenoon, and
prices melted away rapidly under the
pressure without support of any kind.
Tho extreme losses mounted up to over
i per cent in Louisville & Nashville, while
many other stocks lost from 1 to 2 per
cent. Sugar refineries, which had been
the one strong point in the market during
the forenoon, fell back again, and finally
scored a fractional loss, although at one
time it was 2 per ceut better than last
evening. The movements in the general
list were in all cases small and unimpor?
tant. The market displayed at no time
any recuperative power, prices remaining
at about the lowest after any attack until
another drive sent them down even fur?
ther, and the last prices are In almost all
cases at about tho lowest of the day,tho
close being weak and made on a quiet
business. Sales?listed, 258,000 shares;
unlisted, 57,000 shares.
New York Oct. 15.?Cotton easy; up?
lands, lO^a'c; Orleans, 10 0-16c.; sales,
440 bales; net receipts, 03,S:??0 bales; ex?
ports?to Great Britain,23,699 bales; to
the Continent, 14,457 bales; stock, 484,214
bales. Southern flour dull and steady.
Wheat dull and unsettled, closing weak;
No. 2 red, $1.05%a$l .05%; options ad?
vanced early %aj8c. on the large decrease
in the amount on passage, reacted %alc.
on reports from London of the disturbed
financial situation, closing heavy; No. 2
red, October, $1.05%; November, $1.06)?;
December, $1.07)-.<. Corn quiet and un?
changed; No. 2, 56a56|?c; options dull
and easier, largo interior movements;
October," 56c.; November, 56)?c. Oats
fairly aotive and firmer; options firmer
and more active; October, 44 W,c.; Novem?
ber, 45%c; ,May, 48%c. Hops fairly ac?
tive and strong. Coffee quiet and stea4j;
options closed stcudv and qoiot; October,
$l8.10a$l8.15; May, $15.00u$i?98; Sagatfv
raw, quiet and firm; refined, quiet aria
steady. Molasses?New Orleans, quiet
and steady. Rice in fair demand and
steady. Petroleum, steady and quiet; re?
fined, 7.50c. Cotton-seed oil, strong;
crude, 27a28c; yellow, 32j^a33c. Rosin,
dull and steady. Turpentine, quiet and
firm at 40%a41 l^c. Wool fairly active
and firm. Pork, firm and quiet. Reef,
steady and dull; extra mess,$7.50. Tierccd
beef, firmer; city extra India mess, $14a
$15. Cut-meats quiet and weak. Middles
steady and dull. Lard weak and dull;
Western steam, $640; city, $l>.05; No?
vember, $t!.4H asked; December, $6.52 bid.
Freights to Liverpool steady; cotton,J.^d.;
MURDEROUS MIDDLES BOBOUGH.
Three Mure Men Shot In the Unfortunate
MiiiPLF.noRovoii, Kv., Oct. 15.?About 1
o'clock last night James Price, a white
man and foreman on the canal, was shot
by Tim McDaniel, a negro and a bad
oharacter. The scene of the shooting
was in the saloon owned by Bodkins k
Bell, located in an unsavory district called
"Over the Rhine." Price was sitting at a
table in a back room playing cards with
several persons. McUaniels, who is a big
burly negro, passed through the room
toward the back door saying some one
had raised a chair to strike him. Little
attention was paid to what he said, as
the supposition was that he was under tho
influence of liquor. He passed out of the
door and made several remarks, at the
same time tiring three pistol shots in rapid
succession, one of the balls striking Price
in the right side a few inches below the
shoulder blade, paralyzing him, the bullet
having touched the spinal column.
Tho vicinity iu which this affray took
place is a tough one, and the danger line
is not passed until the railroad track is
crossed. Dr. Lindsey, who is attending the
wounded man, says that his wound will
prove fatal. McDanicl's made his es?
Jim Davis, a drunken negro, entered a
railroad camp on the L. k N. railroad,
near the water-works, between here and
the Gap, late Saturday night and began
flourishing a huge revolver. He was im?
mediately ejected, when he began firing
into the camp. Two of the shots from
his revolver took effect in the body of
Will Russell, an inoffensive colored man.
Immediately after the shooting Davis
rushed up the mountain side. The campers
immediately started iu hot pursuit and
overtook him about ono mile from tho
scene of the shooting. They opened fire
on him, and he is supposed to have been
shot, as on the first fire he was seen to
clap his hands to his side, then fell and
rolled down the mountain. After a dili?
gent search he could not be found. Rus?
sell has since died from the effects of his
wounds. There is a great deal of excite?
ment here over the killing.
The Sooth Carolina Election.
CotiKBiA, S. C, Oct. 16.?Captain Till
man was present at a meeting of the State
democratic executive committo yesterday.
The committee issued a lengthy address,
in which they declare that the" action of
the anti-Tillmanites Thursday night wag
independent, and that they had read them?
selves out of the party. It dwelt upon the
importance of white supremacy, and called
upon the people to rally to the support of
the regular ticket. There is subdued ex?
citement among all classes. Both sides
are confident of success.
Nkw Tobe, Oct. IS.?Yielding to Um advice 01 als
phyeiclaos, who represent It to be necesearv to the
complete restoration ot hi* tight, Joseph PoUtaer has
withdrawn entirely trom the editorship ?X tho World.
The control ot the paper has been rented ta an ex?ca?
live board ot iu principal aditors.