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W.C ROBINSON & CO.
B1C STONE CAP. VA.
W. C. ROBINSON & CO.
BIG STONE GAP, VA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7,1890.
The Most Stupendous Upheaval
in Modern Politics.
?Thp Democrats Sweep
I The. Country From
Stem 10 Stern.
bey Gain Congressmen in Every State
In me Union Where They Were
Not Solid Before.
Pennsylvania and Kansas fail
in with the Democratic
A MONARCH'S VOICE.
11 C . N"\. 6.?The latest
ctuniVto-ni^bt irre startling in propor
i- In 11! no guch revolution
: i: :? ? oiiuty or any other.
Sonn idea 111.13 !" formed of its depth and
h.rcttdrli when I tell you. upon careful esti
uites, thai tin present republican ina-i
. ji.ritv in tli.- lower l!"u.-<' will lie reversed.
Land thai life democrats will have that
Ihodv hy a majority of over one hundred
and i?i nl?'
Vonr correspondent lias just seen the
specials to the various leading papers of
tii. country .1- well as tii>- lafcsl press
reports. It an i clear from tin curliest
returns that 1 r 1?- democracy had made
great gains: '?n; the most rattle-brained
eiithusiasl had little conception <>i its e.x
lent. K?ster und McKinley arc defeated
in Ohio,and thedemocrats in altogether
I nine congressi en from t ?..?r State. I'at-i
ti r.-"ii% plurality hi Pennsylvania is over'
Ki.tKMI with :i fjain oi tin: .- congressmen!
in addition. Massachusetts adds live to
tin- !i-t and el ? ?;- a govi rnor hy 10,00(1
plurality. Kansas has heeu won almost
solidly, the r< publicans electing oalv one 1
congressman in the. entire delegation.!
The l.i gislattin: is also carried and Ingalls i
will b< defeated lor the Senate, some'
democrat tnkiut! his place.
In addition to all liii.- (he democrats '
(iaiii congressmen in the following States: |
Connecticut, '2; Illinois,.!; Imv?. ."1; Kan?
sas, 5; Kentucky. I; Marylaud, 2; Massa-j
;husctfs, Minnesota. 5; Missouri, -I:!
Nebraska, 3; New Hampshire, '2; New
Jersey,-2; N"ew VWk, Pennsylvania, 8;
Rhode Island, I; Tennessee, I ; Virginia,
?2. West Virginia, ?.': Wisconsin,
Thi cxcitemi ?i hen i- intense. There '
ivas never -u.-h entliusiastn, even when]
Cleveland u a< elected ('resident.
Wamiim;tos. D.C., Nov. G.?It is now
alarmed that tin democrats will have a
majority of over 150 ih the next House of I
New Vo.:k, Nov. tl.?There was never!
.mchetiihusiasni over an election in this!
v,t- A : ? ?ick?? was gotten up, com-!
posed of soreheads of the Countv democ
""' ? ?""'her of leading preachers,
11,1,1 " '""?I ?hat the Tammanv
h*?* would sustain a loss. Everywhere,'
v*r',hc ^?'<'crats havc a clear gain,
ll'c latest return?, to-nighty indicate that!
,hc ^""Hcans will lose six of iheir dele
,: 'V,?--- this State, and
. ?? aiiiu/i. 1 rowds, with torches,
?ging the streets; hands are plav-j
'?? ???Ica,.arefiring. ' j
!:'"? are a,ldres<i,,- vast
,h';!'-"=- Madison squarC) from n; ,m?
T"V ^fhtt,els?"J-herever the speakers
!?" find space to stand.
T,"i ?c^P?Persfor I he past two nights
" "??^??yiug,ho returns bv magic
? ????f ???
? ' ? ?ill in front of
w!,t ,,hc,rvpubncan ??d
, W,"c!' ""PPorted the Hudou
1? Kct bvre.
j^**! BW along Broadway,?;
? " "'!" C?r Pedestrians .0
vehicles, of course, are
???;: rkc stopped
T'" been carried, which
,,rV" " <i~a,ie sen
" I'1??:? of Evarts.
fOl'UTKKXTll riCXXMBi ,?.,,;?.,
KOGKRanu .Iis...,,. v ,.
enth distrii i 11 ? ' ".?Four
?akiiaii LI v . ,
tvldson , 1 1 " 1 ''-?The vole in
?1 hall o i'; , V-7 ,,#t? Nwhville
i:\ A\- dkpkat.ed.
N'tHlIVltLK, Nov. (i?iiii.?Sliod
Democrat, defeat Evans, Republi?
can for congress. Honk's Republican
majoritv very grcatlj reduced. Knos. Da
vidson and Shelby counties dec! entire
Democratic legislative ticket.
Xasiivii.lk, N,.v. 6.?From returns re?
ceived n low estimate places Buchanan s
majorih at 23.000. T.M. McCoxxell,
Chairman Democratic Executive l onunit
Louisville. Nov. 6.?Election quiet,
weather fair sind light vote. Democrats
arc probablv elected in all the districts
except the Eleventh, where Wilson lias :i
1 Republican majorih of S,000 in Hie past to
go oil. Pavnter in the Ninth has a fight Let
will win. 'Caruth in Hi- Louisville district
is elected by 2,000 majoaity.
N EW JERSEY.
l>i HOCKATIC ll"l SE.
Tbkxto.v, N. J., Nov. <!.?Democratic
senators have been elected in Esscx,Union,
Moumouth, Somerset and Warren coun?
ties, w'hich ui-cs them control of the Sen?
ate Tin' House "ill also be Democratic.
hkjiocratio t!OVEK>*oh elected.
Boston. Mass., Nov. 6.? At 4 o'clock a.
in., 258 eities and towns in Massachusetts
?rive Bracket, Republican, 08,13-1, and Rus?
sell, Democrat, 107,308 for governor,
"/.mm i Li k.m.ii v.
Noston, Nov. 5.?Russell's [Democrat)
plurality is 7,000.
IN DIA N A.
COM. ItEMOCRATII .
Imuanai-olis, .Nov. c.?The chairman of
the Democratic committee claimsa major
iiv nf not less than 10,000 on Hi.- state
ticket, and eleven out of the thirteen mem?
bers <d' congress.
PENNSYLV AN I A.
rATTEKSOX ELECTED UOVEUXOlt.
Pun voelimiia, Nov. I?.?Complete returns
given Bcpublican majority of 12,267.
iteadino, Nov. 6.?Complete returns
give Patterson, Democrat, lor governor,
l',!?23 majority; Democratic gain, 1.5100.
Philadeli-uia, Nov. 6?11:30 a. in.?Pat?
terson, Democrat, elected by a small ma?
COItTltAIT ok i'atteiisox.
Piiiladeltiiia. No\.."i.?The Democratic
headquarters have thrown out a portrait
of Robert E. Patterson, their governor.
hi- Moixks, Nov. 6.?Eighty precincts
shows nel Democratic gain of 1,323, on
secretary of state.
M.Mm ItATIC liOVEttXOII KOII ILLINOIS.
fin. wo, Nov. (!.? Democratic StateCoin
miitec claim thai private ndviccs show
tii,' Democrats carried the state by a good
majority; Hint they have certainly gained
three congressmen and probably live.
Niv Vouk. Nov. ?Th.' Sun says the
inxi House of Representatives will he
Democratic by 3">. the "World and Herald
say I". and the Tribune declines to make
a definite statement.
m'KIXLI v elected.
Cincinnati, Nov. ?">.?10:30 p.m.?Mc?
Kinley elected by a small majority. New
llainpshier Democratic, which insures a
Democratic senator to succeed Blair, Re
Coi.uMisis, Onto, Nov. (i.?Early returns
from nearly every section of the State in?
dicate a republican defeat.
It is claimed that McKinley, who made
large gains, is defeated by 250; and that i
"Calico Charlev" Foster is elected bv 400. |
Jacksonville, Nov. 6.? Estiiutttcs state
ticket Democratic by over 15,000 majority.
Congressmen elected by largely increased
majori ty o\ er ISS8.
Tot'eka, Nov. Ii.?Kansas will scud for
tin' first time in many years a broken Re?
publican delegation lo congress.
Moxtoomery. Nov. 6.?An entire Dem-j
i ocratic delegation was elected to congress
pemoi iiati0 ooveiixok.
Concord. Nov. t;.?it is conceded that
the state has elected a Democratic ?rover
no:- and tli<- entire legislative ticket. A
Democratic senator is insured.
lakke l'l.Miu batic oa 1x8.
Raiileksii, Nov. 6.?Indications are thai
the Democrats carry the state by about
40,000. Large Democratic gains in Con?
gressional >ote in the 3rd, 4th and !)th
districts. Democratic gains in legislative
ticket steadily increasing.
Wilmington, Del., Nov. 6.?The demo?
crats elect the legislature and congress?
men, and claim the governor by 10,000
Colvjiuia, S.C, Nov. i;.?Reports tints
far received indicate tin- election of ti
democrat in the Fourth district by a large
majority; and tin- election of V,'. R. Till
man as governor by an overwhelming vote,
as compared with his competitor, A. C.
Haskcll. Thedcmocrats have elected all
Hie congressmen bul one.
Washington, D.C., Nov. 6.?Private dis?
patches received here late lo-nigbt, from
wheeling, WAV, indicate the election of
Hie ??mil,, democratic delegation in Cou
Rrcss. Wilson, Hart and Alderson, dem?
ocrats, are. the dispatch says, undoubtedly
elected; and Pendlcton, from the First
district, is probably elected.
Winston Elected In Mluueapoli*.
Mixxeai'olis, Nov. 6.?P. BAYiuston has
been elected mayor after a hard fight but .
by a good majority. He -jot the demo?
cratic nomination some rears wgo, but
found it impossible to overcome the repub?
lican majority of 4,000, though he greatly
reduced it. This lime he won hand?
Tom aud Jerry Have Tltelr Jokes.
(Prom tl-eClilc?gu Tribune.)
Mr. u,.,.,i v..-.s iuicrra-itcd in hl., remark* .-:t Bur
Wik, l,v ,|?. fjK|(t, ?,?| v uii?. ,Vilillll., f?r
|sa. , to 1* r,M,,r.s| |u. ?(1J u?| ^ ,,.xM Mk
' ,UM1'I*1"' ? I"" ?Iway? ??rt. in to a ,I?R flghu
',! ll"'d1?? remark* ? pmenti cry went up
'"' l '??'>? J-rry lt.uk, who v.,., in He d'n party. H.tt
?t.?i RCttUewcu lauxbiuKijr nunarked that n ?ci
t. r waaibtf r..r Tow .....I Jcrty tuaunif .kluii a
j FROM VIRGINIA.
A Clean Sweep of the Knt.lre Field, and it
Kehukn to the Force Kill, Its Daddy
and Its Mammy, and Its Uncles
and Its Aunts.
A ROUSING MAJORITY.
Taitauannock, V.\., Nov. (i.?W.A.Jonca
is elected by I,SIM) or 1,500 majority.
Frkdkricksbciio, Va., Nov. li.?The re?
publicans here now concede Jones's clcc
i inn bv "\ er I .i1"" majority.
Norfolk. Va., Nov. I.?The election
passed ofl'vcry quietly in this section, and
particularly in the two cities, where the
democrats made a splendid triumph.
The intclligi ncc from nil over the dis?
trict shows a falling oil'of the Bowcn vote,
and the indications of Dr. Lawson's elec?
tion arc very encouraging, although Judge
Murdaugh failed to divert the republican
vote to the extent expected.
In this citv Dr. Lawson's plurality is
1,411, a gain of 2,100.
In Portsmouth Dr. Lawson's plurnlitv
In Norfolk county the Bowdcn vote fell
oil' tremendously, ami thai faction is de?
Richmond, Va.,Xov. li.?The sun wore a
bright and smiling countenance Tuesday,
and the staunch democrats ami true white
men of tin- Third district were happily en?
gaged in the discharge os their sacred
[ The election was quid ami orderly, and
a splendid vote was polled, considering
the fact that there was no opposition.
I The result was the return to Congress
; for the sixth lime ofthat true representa
i live of the people's interest, Hon. iJeo. D.
: Wise, w ho has borne the democratic colors
in every figlli since 1880 ami has never j
; allowed them to trail in the dust, lie has i
always been elected, though once cheated
Olli of his seat.
I Richmond never experienced a more or?
derly election or n more perfect day for
! voting. The closed bar-room doors and
the sight "I a few men around the polls
were the only evidences that it was elec?
The republican district committee failed
of a i.lim: until it was too late to put up
a candidate, and almost on the eve of elec?
tion refused to act, and advised ail good
republicans u> stay away from the polls.
This action excited the ire of the negroes,
j and at a meeting lasi Monday night one
week ago John Mitchell, jr., a young col?
ored man. was endorsed for Congress.
Mitchell kept his friends ami admirers on
"the anxious seal" for several days, ami
last Saturday night he issued an address
j declining to run.
After the polls hud closed Tuesday night
at ih"- second precinct of Jackson ward
Clinton De Priest, a republican supervisor,
ordered Registrar Taylor under ttrrcsl for
refusing to allow him (De Priest) to han?
dle the ballots. Messrs. A. J'.. Guigon ami
Ed. Mayo, who had insisted on their righl
to remain in lite room and see tin- votes
counted, read the State law, which forbids
! any one excepl thejudges handling the bal?
lots, to Mr. De Priest. Upon this he or
? dereil Mr. Taylor's arrest to be suspended,
am! when the count had been concluded
I withdrew it.
no uiii district.
Fetersiu ho, V.\.. Nov. (5.?In the splen?
did majority given for Jas. F. Epes Tues?
day, Petersburg has covered itself with
glory. The white vote was practically
solid, scarcely a dozen white men voting)
I The negroes contributed in two ways to
democratic success?a great many of them
1 voted for Epes ami a great many refused
1 to vote at all.
The republican vote is the smallest ever
; polled in this city, ami during the day \ ery
few negroes were to be seen about (he
In the first precinct of the f irst ward
: th" vote was not counted.
1 The election officers signed a written pro?
test against the legality of the election,
placed it in the box with the ballots and
gave it in custody of lha sergeant. The
supervisors of the precinct had. taken the
registration books from the registrar to
make a copy.
There is greal rejoicing among the
Rocky Mocxt, Va., Nov. ?'?.?Lester's
majority in this county i< estimated at
l from 1,800 lo 2,000.
So; in Boston, Va., Nov.G.?This was
the most remarkable election ever held in
The negroes, according to reports, abso?
lutely refrained from voting, The few at
the polls voted, the democratic ticket.
The white vote, w hile not up to the lligh
cst figures, was quite full. Paul V. Ed?
munds'majority in Halifax may be2,000!
or 3,000, which was practically the total
His majority in I*** was 1,1 all.
Keysvilxe, Va., Nov. (i.? Light vide in
this (Charlotte) county. Three precincts
al Suiithville polled 170 votes.
Kcysvillc polled I/*; all forl'aulC. Ed?
munds, 'fhe same precinct last year gave
i McKiniicy 420 majority.
Lrxriini'r?;, Va., Nov. -I.?The election
I passed off very quietly, and a very light
vote i'i> polled, the negroes abstaining
from any part in the election. The vote
stood 1,340 for Edmunds and 13 for Sin 1
burue. Van Ncss did not gel a vote in
Roaxoke, V.l., Nov. (i.?Roanoke City
gave Edmunds, democrat, !)C4; Shelburnc,
Uakkisonburo, Va;, Nov. li.?The elec?
tion passed oft'quietly. About one-half
ilie democratic vote was polled.
The republicans made no organised
fight against Col. O'Ferrall, but their vote
in the Vallcj counties was casl as a rule
for Underwood, the prohibitionist candi?
Rockiiigham probably gives O'Ferrall
I.?.'I'd majority, and Iiis majority in the
district may reach 10,000.
Alexandria, V.\., Nov. li.?Information
received here gives the following majori?
ties in nine out of ten counties in the
Lee. democrat, carried Culpepcr county
by 500 majority, Orauge by I II), Louisa by
30(1, Fairfax bv 2(H) ami over. Fauquicr bv
1,250 and London by 1,1110.
Hume, independent, has Alexandria city
a.id county by 1,347, Stafford by 70 and
King ?corge, by 205.
Prince William, tht county yet to be
heard from, is surely democratic, and
gives from OKI to iWU majority,
Geu. Lee's majorities in the counties
heard from is ;.',;,i.il), and it can be safely
estimated at 'over 2,800 in the whole dis?
trict, w hich is a ^'iiiu of 1,600 over the
rote of 1888. , v
Tin; iiLOOtiv ninth.
Estii.lvii.*.k, Va., Nov. (!.?Estillville
precinct: Buchanan, 215; Mills, 202;
Latest returns indicate ? majority in
M.viuov. Va., Nov. li.?The probable ma?
jority of Buchanan over Mills in this
county is 2-10.
Democratic ?rain. 121,
Abixgiiox, Va.. Nov. 'i.? Buchanan's
majority thought to l.c 830 in Washington
It' sb'n Democratic gain of 41 it.
Du 111.1 x,Va., Nov. <!.;?10:45 p. m.?From
seven prccints in Pulnski county Bu
chanan receives 180 majority. The whole
county will give him at least Hid mojority.
Ten precincts in Washington county
?rive IMi majority to Buchanan.
Bland gives Buchanan 7."> to I'lti ma?
There is a gain for the Democrats in all
thi- ninth district.
WVtiievillg, Nov. (>.?Wythe county
gives Green for Senate 400 to 500 ma?
jority, and Buchanan for Congress 300 to
400 majority. Democratic gain of about
Pilaski, V.\., Nov. I!.?Pulnski county
giv< s Buchanan about 130 majority.
Six out of eleven precincts so far as
heard from give Buchanan 147 majority.
Anixcnox, Va., Nov. ?.?Fonrtcen pre?
cincts in Washington county give Bu?
chanan (Democrat) a net majority of
t 1,094?a democratic gain of 553 over the
vote of 1888. Tiie same gain in eight
small precincts lo hear from will give Bu?
chanan a majority in this county of 1,000;
Telegrams to Buchanan from other coun
: ties in the district indicate Iiis election by
1,300 to 2,000 majority. Mills (Republi?
can) flooded the di<trict with boodle, vet
every precinct heard from show large
Stai nton. Va., Nov. li.?The vole is ex
I cecdingly lighl in Staunton and Augusta
county. The city Mile is sirlid for Tucker.
I'a.mh.im Citv, Va.. Nov. i!?Appomat
tox gives Tucker a good majority.
Bi k.va Vista, Va., Nov. ii.? BuenaVista
participated in an election for the first
time to-day. Seventy-live per cent of
the registered vote was east and Tucker
; (democrat) received a majority of 145; A.
I J. Taylor, independent, received 2 votes.
tin: IRISH COMK.
Tlie Fugitives Who .Jumped Their Rail
Arrive in New York ami are Toasted
Nkyv York. Nov. 4.?Win. O'Brien, John
Dillon, Timothy Harrington and T. D.
Sullivan arrived I his morning by the
steamer La Champagne. They were met
down the bay by a large delegation of
Irishmen 011 board the tug boat .lohn E.
Moore, chartered by the Irish societies of
I tlie city of New York,
j General O'Bicrne, of the barge office,
I was in charge of the reception arrange
'? incuts. The I.a Champagne was sighted
early in the morning olT Fire Island and
arrived at quarantine shortly after seven
; o'clock. There were about one hundred
Oil board the .lohn K. Moore. These rep?
resent twenty-two Irish societies.
Among them were Patrick Glcason,
president First .Municipal Council, Na?
tional League: .lohn Gorman, treasurer;
ex-Judge Brown, delegate from Ancient
Order Hibernians, Ancient Order For?
esters and Irish Borne Rule Club. Flag
presented by Archbishop Drake to Irish
Emigrant fair and which was given by
Edward !.. Casey, of Anti-Poverty So?
ciety, floated from the prow of the John
E. .Moore. At -t in of two lines of
J steamers representative Hags of all nations
j were displayed. Soon as the steamer La
I Champagne signaled, the reception com
; mittcc got on deck the John E. Moore.
O'Brien was the first passenger to be dis?
tinguished. The reception committee
j cheered him and he waved his hat in re
THE M'COY FKUl).
Rud SXeCoy, of the West Virginia Faction,
is Riddled With Bullets.
CilAitl.ivSTOX, W. Va., Nov. 6.? A special
, from Elkhorn, W. Va., .-ays that ibid Mc?
Coy, the leader of the notorious McCoy
parly, of the McCoy-Hatlield gang, was
killed in Tennis Camp, in Logan'county,
W. Va., on the extension of the Norfolk
& Western railroad, on Friday evening, by
a mini named Dempsey. Eighteen ballets
were found in Iiis body, and other parties
are supposed to have assisted in the
McCoy collected considerable money
from the contractor, Tenuis, and was re
, turning to his home, on Peter's creek,
Kentucky, w hen I he murder occurred.
An old grudge rather than plunder
prompted the killing. The county is
? wild with excitement. It is believed that
I Dempsey and his associates will be found
and the death of McCoy avenged. McCoy
; is known to have killed eight men, but he
, always escaped punishment. The report
j is not credit 11I here, as word ought to
I have reached here sooner than Elkhorn if
j the killing had occurred.
Mure Coking Coal,
j Kdaxokp., Va.. Xov. i!.?line til the HtH?il vein* of
c.'lii'i}- coal yet discovered, lias recently been found In
Southwest Virginia, measuring twenty-two feel in
thickness, w jilt tun feel of slate. It belongs to the
celebrated Plnt-Toji or I'ocahontas flehl, which 1ms
1.11 partially developed in the pnsl few years aud
j become mi universally noted f?r its coke and (teaming
I qualities. I'lirtics from Graham have secured 10,000
I acres ol the wild land on which this vein was found;
j also several oibi r-. of smaller dimensions.
The Three C'S.
j Johnson Citv, Xov. 6.?Col. It. A. Johnson, general
1:1.1; ager ><t the Charleston, Cincinnati a Chicago
ralln ad company, accompnuieil by bis consulting en?
gineer, Col. Dickinson, arrived here in a private car
tlii- morning. Tliey w< nl out bna special train to the
North Carolina line, having visited the section of the
I road along tin- Clinch yesterday afternoon. Col.
Johnson wan accompanied by Gen. Wilder, Sitpt. Ilar
i ris and others. He lias nothing tu say in regard to
j tin-future of tli - road further than It is proposed tu
I resume work in a few days.
i Lucim 11.1 ?:, Nov. ii.?Orson It. Smith, a young man
j well known in this city, who has been fur about six
, i.:..;.!li> the agent for the L a X. railroad of Middies
boro :gh, aud whose aervlec for that ruad extends
over several yeara, was arrested at the Commercial
otel this morning at C:3u o'clock by Captain Krakel
and Gunther and charged with rohhing- the Adams
Express Company at Middtcsborough of valuables
runuing over fflOO. Young Smith la dudlsh in ?\r
pearaiicc, wears flue < lothi.- aud affect.- tine airs, lie
came to this cily Sunday morning direct from M id?
ol sbarough in company with G. L. Atkinson, a young
in. : shanl at thai city.
Col. B?lrno Better.
It'ii iimomi, Va., Nov. 0.?Letters received here from
Coi. Itk'hard F, Bel me, who wax recently taken to a
privat.' asylum, Indicate that Ids health is greatly
Improved and that bis mind Is almost entirely rc
i Mured. His letters arc cheerful ami do not indicate
j tin- least mcutul trouble.
-. ? .
A Uouiilo Tragedy.
j CuATrAKOooA, Ti:.\x? Nov. 4.?At Kingston, Team',
i to-day Jyhn M, Wester, Jr., town marshal, was ahot
fby Japio? EUn/ardi?, whom the marshal was trylug to
, :t and Wester In turn ahoi Edward?. Hutu men
I died in an boor from their wounds.
The Citizens Hold an Enthusiastic
Mass-Meeting- and Establish a
It I* Attended by the Horny-handed us
Well as by Lawyers, Doctors, ami the
Real Estate People.
THE COMMITTEES APPOINTED.
Pursuant to the announcement in the
Post last Friday morning, the meeting of
the Commercial L'lnli was held at J. B. F.
.Mills' office in the Intcnnoiil Hotel, on
Friday evening. A large crowd was pn s
ent, and great interest was manifested
throughout the meeting. President C. E.
Sears presided. lie made a few remarks
at the beginning, and then called upon a
number of the members or' the club to
make speeches, ami oiler any suggestions
that might further the interests of the
organization in any way. Mr. E. M.
Hardin was first called upon, and he ex?
pressed his gratification at the step thai
had been taken, saving he thought the
organization of the Commercial Club was
a brilliant movement, and the thing we
have been needing for some time. He
spoke of the progress that Middlcsbor
ough had made, and showed the superi?
ority of our natural resources, minerals,
location, etc.. over those of Middb sbor
ough. "The day is not fat distant when
we will he supplying Middlcshorough with
all her coking coal, minerals and iron ore.
Let us not depend solely on the Improve?
ment Company to build up our city, but
go to work ourselves and every man do
i oi.. J. ft. ADAMS.
Col. Adams said that he was gratified
at the earnestness of the citizens of I'd:;
Stone Gap in the organization of the
Commercial Club. We have been depend?
ing entirely too much on the Improve?
ment Company. The men who should
have been foremost in taking hold of
things here, have folded their arms and
looked to the Improvement Company to'
do it all. If you throw a pebble into the
still pool of water it will cast a ripple
over the entire surface: if you throw a I
large boulder in il n ill stir the water more
decplv. So it is with us. We can each
do somctbing thai w ill be of good but by
uniting our ctforts we can accomplish
greater results. It i.- about time we were
taking the bull by the horns, and making I
some effort to develop our | lace. Tin s-' :
committees that have been appointed to
look after various industries will accom?
plish wonderful things. We have re?
sources here that the world caunoi equal,
and why not develop them.
SENATOR j. ii. r. MILLS.
Senator Mills said that Col. Adams';
speech had so electrified him that he didn't
think he would be able to add anything
further. He spoke of the dullness and
depression that had prevailed for some
time, but said he. "I concur with the
opinion of Mr. Masscy in that the things
which seem most disastrous and injurious
in many cases, arc for the best. Our j
failure is sometimes our success. Some
say we are not progressing in the building
up of Big Stone Cap. but you will find in
the history of every town of importance,
that they have had drawbacks and obsta?
cles to overcome, and something to fight
against?like one suffering from an at?
tack of fever?sometimes very low and
sometimes very high. 1 think the move?
ment on fool now is a good one. ami the
future prospects of Big Stone Gap were
never brighter." He spoke lor some time
on the importance id' entertaining
strangers that come within our gates, and
the negligence there had already been in
that particular. "Make every man that
leaves the place feel that he can say some?
thing good for us," ami let every one of
us that leave say something good for the
place. J have never seen the day when I
would not defend Big Stone Cap. If I
were not worth but $20,000 to-day I would
be willing to put every dollar of it in en?
terprises here. If the companies had my
ideas of the matter they would not stand
back a moment to offer the most liberal
inducements to manufacturers.
Senator Mills' remarks were very sinnig
Mil. K. T. IRVINE.
Mr. Irvine was next called upon,
who responded in an eloquent manner,
und aroused much enthusiasm. He
said: "I am deeply gratified at the
feeling that is being manifested in this
enterprise. If this spirit keeps up and
prevails we are on the road to final
triumph and success. The motive power
must come from the people. The biggest
man on earth, with the most powerful
muscles, is but a pigmy if he lias not got
in his heart the spirit of honesty, pluck
nnd energy. One brave man is worth a
whole regiment of cowards. The very
thought enthuses me that right here we
have the location for a mighty city. No
other words can express it. Nature has
been lavish with us; she has called to us
to go to work and forge from her the
great things which make a city. Wehavc
here at our doors the most mugtiificcut
coal fields under the blue skies. I defy
the world to compare with our coke; Cran?
berry ore just yonder in (ouch, ami sur?
rounded by the finest of forests, and rail?
roads plunging through our very midst.
What more can we a.-k nature to do to aid
us in the building up of a mighty city?
If you will pardon a little personal injec?
tion, may 1 tell you how I came to be in
Big Stone Gap to-day? While I was at
college in Central Kentucky, we invited
.John It. Procter to conic and give us a
lecture. Some said they were disappoint?
ed With what he had to say, but lie went
on to tell of the hidden wealth of Ken?
tucky and Virginia. He s.iid, "Here in
the smiling garden of the 'blue-gnws
region.' you are apt to scorn von moun?
tains with their hidden treasures, but let
me tell you, yonder in those mountains is
where the wealth of Kentucky lies to-day?
the must magnificent part of your empire!
When 1 stood in Westminster Abbey, J
saw above me. on the walls, the armor of
her warriors, and around mo the shrines
of her poets. My heart stirred within me
as I thought of being an Anglo-Saxon.
Some time after that I stood on the lino
of Kentucky and Virginia, and there I
saw the greatest coal lields I have ever
seen. I saw stretched before me a range
of hills containing the finest treasures in
the way of iron ore in the South to-day.
1 saw the magnificent forests, and the
wonderful resources of that place. Sud?
denly I thought I heard the shrill whistle
of the locomotive penetrating that long;
neglected region. My heart stirred with
a far grander pride than it did in West?
minster Abbey. Young men', said In-,
?within ten miles of where 1 stood, there
is a pass in that chain of mountains.
Railroads are bound to pass through it.
Near that place is the finest coking coal in
the known world, .lust below it is a beauti?
ful site for a town. Railroads are already
building there. At that quiet snot is
destined, some day, to lie the manufactur?
ing and commercial center of the United
Stal"s." At the conclusion of his speech,
said Mr. Irvine. I asked him where that
place was of which lie was speaking, say?
ing that I wished lo go there. Said he,
' that is a gap in Stone mountain, called
Big Stone Gap.' When I finished my
college course I looked around for a place
to locale, and first went to Middlcsbor
OUgb. While there I heard more talk of
Big Stone Gap than of Middles borough
itself. Everybody seemed to think that
nature had done for Big Stone Gap what
she had done for no other place. It was
liien that I decided to come here and east
my lot. That we have resources second to
none cannot lie denied. When shall we
start to develop them? It is not for the
laud and improvement companies to do
everything; it is for each man to do his
pari, and if the members of the Commer?
cial Club will pull together, we will make
Big Stone Gap the zenith city of the Ap?
palachian mineral region.*'
MB. W. K. HARRIS.
Mr. W. E. Harris was next called upon,
and asked to tell the pcople'of Big Stone
(lap where he lived: ill response to which
he said: "I can only say that 1 live at Big
Stone Gap with all my heart, and while ii
is true 1 have had my fingers in a little
outside speculation Big Stone Gap comes
first ami last with me always, and under
iio circumstances do I take a subordinate
position for this place. 1 have had an
opportunity to study the progress of a few
1.ming towns this summer, the effect of
which has had a tendency to strengthen
my confidence in Big Stone Gap, and con?
sequently have not had that feeling of
despondency that has been so prevalent
here." He spoke of the difficulties and
obstacles that the people of Roanoke had
fought against from the beginning, but
had overcome them all, and it was now
one of the most thriving towns in Vir?
ginia! "What has caused flic development j
of ItoanokcH Its success has been
brought about by the people. They have
t.ol had so much outside capital to aid
them, but the people have taken stock in
enterprises of all kinds, offered induce?
ments to manufacturers, and in that way
, ii ive secured them. She has not half the
; natural advantages we possess. Our re?
sources arc itnci|ualed. I anticipated the
depression that has hung over us for some j
? months, but am glad to sec you all in
: such good spirit.-, and for myself 1 think
I our future was never brighter than
j Mr. Irvine introduced to the club Mr.
I Watson, of Asheville, N. C, who made a
I pleasant and interesting talk on the
j progress and development of that city,
: and ottered many valuable suggestions to
the people ot' Big Stone Gap, one being
thai he thought the $|l)U.OUU which was
about to be expended in Hie new hotel on
Poplar Hill could be used more advan?
tageously by taking stock in manufactur?
ing enterprises, and offering inducements
to manufacturers. He said whenever
there were people here to support such a
hotel there would be some one ready to i
build ii. Among other good things he
j said about our place, was thai it possessed
i the greatest advantages of any town he
The most important question discussed
j in the business part of the meeting was
I the method to be pursued in raising funds
I for advertising. Mr. Irvine suggested
' that the company be incorporated, so that
the land companies could legitimately
I deed lots to be used lor that purpose.
! After due discussion a motion was made
that the company be incorporated. Car?
ried. On motion a committee of three
was appointed to frame articles of incor?
poration and take such further action as
may be necessary to secure the charter.
For the committee were chosen R. T.
Irvine. W. .1. Sprolcs, and II. E. Fox.
tin motion a committee of three were
j appointed to assist Mr. McDow ell in titling
' up the exhibition hall. For that commit?
tee were chosen Mr. Fox. sr.,W. K. Shelby
j and E. M. Hardin.
Mr. Simmons, one of the committee
I appointed at the last meeting to solicit
[.members for the club, reported that he
' had secured about fifty signers.
! After the adjournment of the regular
i meeting, the industrial committee held a
meeting, and Mr. Irvine, chairman, ap
! pointed the following sub-committees,
and chose members for each:
For a committee on car works were
chosen .1. B. F. Mills. W. H. ColTman and
Mr. Peters. For a committee on furni?
ture, Mr. Estes, Mr. Stevenson; coiu
; inittcc on tannery, Mr. Young, Mr.
Fox. Mr. Lovell and Mr. Muynor; stone
cutting, brick and lime committee, John
Hardin. Mr. Simnious, and Win. Wolf.
Stove works and kindred tilings. Col.
Adams and Mr. Addison.
Harness and leather committee: Dr.
Kunkel, W. T. Goodloc and J. M. Hardin.
i Mr. Mills said he had donated a site for!
an industry of that kind, and the party
would begin work at once.
Tailic aeid'and wood pulp factory, J. W. i
Fox. Judge Maury and W. C. Robinson,
i Mineral paint factory, Horace Fox, Mr.
Hen wood aud Mr.Whitehead. Dr. Kunkel
'said he knew of 110 better place for an
I industry ol that kind as there were even
1 wells in this place filled in the bottom
with mineral paint to the depth of three
feet. . I
Sash, door and bliud factory committee,
W. F. Baker, C. E. Spaldiug, judge Maury
and Wm.Wolf. Lath and shingle factory,
i Mr. W. !?'. Baker. Wire and nail factory,
. Mr. E. ?). Bird. Dr. Kunkel said if each
committee gels a plant in his legitimate
! line we w ill have a city.
! .Mr. Irvine requested that the members
I of each committee report to him and sug
i gest the names of others to add to the
j committees not tilled out, and he said he
I would have a complete list of all the com
I mittces printed for distribution. He said
I he would write, to the president of the
Commercial Club at Rochester, N. Y., for
a iist of manufacturers desiring to change
localities, and to start up in new places;
i-so that the members of each-committee
could correspond with them.
I Mr. Mills said he would report $30,(MH)
subscribed for cur works at the next
On motion tlie meeting adjourned to
j meet Wednesday night.
DINNERS AND COOKS.
Decoration*?Length of the Dinner?The
Cont of h Chef?The Cleanly Swede*?
The Chef's ?Economic."
WHAT WARD M'ALLISTE. SAYS.
The Boston fashion, ado;.led here for
years, of one's finding on entering the
house in which lie was to ?i:ric a small en?
velope on a silver salvor in which was
inclosed a card bearing on it the name of
the lady assigned to him to lake in to din?
ner, though still in use, is,however, going
out of fashion. We are returning to the
old hain't of assigning the guests in the
In going in to dinner there is but one
rule to be observed. The lady <>f the
house in almost every ease goes in last, all
her guests preceding her. with ihis excep?
tion, that if the president of the United
States dines with you, or royalty, he takes
in the lady of the house, preceding all of
the guests. When no ladies are present
the host shoulda.-k the most distinguished
guest. or the person to whom the dinner is
given. to lead the way in to dinner. The
cards on the plates indicate his place to
each one. By gesture alone the host di?
rects his guests to the dining-room, say?
ing aloud to the most distinguished guest:
"Will you kindly take the seat on my
The placing of your guests at table re?
quires an intimate know], dge of society.
Tt is only by constant association that you
can know who are congenial. If _\oii are
assigned to one you arc indifferent to, your
only hope lies in your next neighbor, and
with this hope and fear you elite! the
dining-room, not knowing who that will
be. At the table conversation should be
crisp: it is in had taste to absorb it all.
Macaulay, at a dinner, would so monopo?
lize it I hat the great wit Sidney Smith
said that he did not distinguish between
monologue and dialogue.
When the president of the United States
goes to a dinner all the guests must be as?
sembled; they stand in a horse-shoe cirele
around the salon; ill" president enters;
when the lady of the house approaches
him In- gives his arm. and they lead the
way (o the dining-room, the president
silling in the host's place, with his hostess
on his right. Oil arriving at the house
where he is to dine, if the guests are not
all assembled, he remains in his carriage
until he is notified that they are all pres?
ent. No one can rise to (cave the table,
iinii! the president himself rises. If he
happens to be deeply interested in some
fair neighbor, and lakes no note of time,
the patience of the company is sadly I tied.
On entering a salon and finding your?
self surrounded by noted or fashionable
people, you are naturally flattered at being
included; if tin* people are unnoted you
are annoyed. The surprise to me is that
in this city our cleverest men and politi?
cian-do not offener seek society and be?
come its brilliant ornaments, as in England
and on the Continent of Europe. Disraeli,
Mr. Gladstone, Lord Palmcrston, all were
in society and were great diuers-out. In
fact, all the distinguished men of Europe
make part and parcel of society; whilst
here they shirk it. as if it were beneath
their dignity. They should know that
there is no power like the social power; it
makes ami unmakes. The proverb is that
"the way io a man's heart is through the
Now. as to the length of a good dinner.
Napoleon the Third insisted en being
served in three-quarters of an hour. As
usual, we run from one extreme I ? another.
One of our most Inshiona' 'c women boasted
to me that sin- had di' on! the day be?
fore, and the lime tisumed from the
hour she left her h e until returned
home was but one hour ami forty minutes.
'I his is absurd. A lover of the flcshpots
of Egypt grumbled to me thai his plate was
snatched away from him by the servant
before he could halfgcl through the appe?
tizing morsel on il. f lu's -late of things
has been brought about by stately, hand?
some dinners,spun out to too great length,
line hour and a half at tiie table is long
AN EDITOR'S DESPAIR.
Col. .loo. M. Fleming of the Knoxville
Sentinel Attempts to Take His
Own Lite Hut Pulls.
Knoxnii.i.k, Nov. 5.?About <i o'clock
vesterday evening .lane Ward, a chamber?
maid at the Lamar house, was passing by
room No. 37 in that hotel, w hich has been
for some time occupied by Col. .lohn M.
Fleming,late editor of the Sentinel, and one
of the best known newspaper men in the
St.ite. She heard a call from within the
room, and, looking, saw Colonel Fleming
lying on the bed, the clothing of which
was covered with blood. Asking him
what that meant, he told her that he had
attempted to commit suicide. She asked
him for the knife he had used, foil he re?
fused to give it to her. She ran down
stairs and informed .Mr. Lcunon, one of
the proprietors, who went up to Col.
Fleming's room and found the horrifying
statement made bj the chambermaid only
lb- found tiie Colonel lying on the bed
with the cover over him. Mr. LciIUOIl
asked him for the knife, but he refused
to give il to him, when it was t.'.i-.i 11 from
him by force. The knife was covered
with blood. It is a common two bladed
} knife, the larger blade being about three
inches long. A physician was summoned
! and upon examination found that Col.
! Fleming had cut himself on the left side
!<d' the neck, a gasii about three inches
j long but not deep, evidently meaning to
sever the jugular vein. In fact lie ad
I mitted himself to a Journal reporter that
that was Iiis object. He had also made an
I attempt to penetrate his body, twice in
the region of the heart and once farther
down, on the abdomen. He says that he
deliberately placed the Jviiii'e to his body,
held it with his left hand und attempted to
drive it up to the hilt with his right. He
Iis physically very weak, and to this may
! possibly be attributed the tact that his
I attempt was unsuccessful.
IIlK Lumber Deal.
I)k8jsro.\to,OxT., Nov,S.-F. Wf. Haihbun&tS>.,iuiD
ber utercbauU, rvceiitl) nurchaMsl the itnutetwe lint
ber limit.* of Golmorv it iv, andarvnow negotiating
with tiie English (or tin- Mileof Iheir joint concern?.
The ByuiUciitc bat? made ? preliminary otter uf <M,ixw,
Mo, but Ibo Rnthbuii? want $7,000,000.
A Nice Tea Party.
Gen. Cattleman entertained at lunch at the Pen
dennin to-day lir. Janus Lau?! A1?MI, Mr. Hubert
Hucfs Wllaon,' M-. Johu W. Y-\, C- ;. SuSufeW Joiuv
Klon and eevertf other gentlem 'ii
'ill* i ?st Chance,
Secretary BiiolU will i..? a ? r. r ijvt i:oi,;.-Crw>; Ixi*
stamping tour than Sir Jubaii heum fote'w:':! he ?Veu
tu renew uv^ottaiioua in Ibo behrlug ihn? iu*Uer.