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W. C. ROBINSON & CO.
The Leading Jewelers.
BIG STONE CAP. VA.
W. C. ROBINSON & CO.
BIG STONE GAP, VA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5,1890.
COMMERCIAL CU B.
...Ii.,. Ktporl Made l>? Mr. Irvine
.in.l Other*, hikI :l SpeCCll I?) OWI.
Kurdin I f .imr < ?nnolidittton
..I nil I Ik- Coil?l?l?lll*H Here.
OTHER MATTERS OF INTEREST.
At Ii .- in.. lint: "i Iii- Commercial Club,
Krida} night, tin- secretary being absent,
tin- vacant-} was filled by Mr. W.S. ['aimer.
The reading <>'? ii-1 minutes of the last
meeting! >\.t- dispense*! with.
Mr. Irvine, one <-t the Executive Board,
called on his commit tee t<> report, but
ii; ..!. investigation none hut himself were
found to I- [.resent. 1!.- spoke ?.:' the im?
portance ??: Ii i- coniniilt? ?? hcing on hand
regularly, and ^ ??iJ?? I hey were ail bnsy
men. ii did seem that I hey could each
isparc on< ii.-iii i:i weefcV-andrencour
agc and benefit the club 1.;. their presence.
Mr. In ine having just n turned from Ken
tucky i l <?(' his tri;.: "I made ii a point
totf. to awaken an interest in our club
while away, and was able lo il" so tu a large
, xt. nr. I fuuud that those investors
in Hi:: Stone Gap have far more faith in
t!..- place now than ever before, mid that
faith i> more substantial than ii was last
Fehruarv. being founded now on I he dem?
onstration thai wc !.;.*?? goi here the ma
t. i nil forces with ? I i i?-1 i to make Gi^ Stone
(Jnp 'ii "real [dace. The} now realize that
a lot cannot 1" t*? ? nt one day and sold
tlx ncsl :ii hi enormous profit. They
have conn In know that the proper way to
build up ;i ? it} i-1 for t 1m property holders
t.tribute tor the advancement and
advertiseinenl the place, attract the at
tcntioti "I manufacturers and do away
with the speculating business. I have
fuuud that spirit prevalent throughout
Kentucky, and have visited a majority ol
those interested here. While 1 was in
Kentucky the big sale at Middlesborough
t....k [dace. 'Middlesborough' was on cv
ervbody': tongue. Despite this they all
seemed i" li.ml. that nature had endowed
Big Stone Gap with far greater tdwn
making elements than Middlcsborough.
??| found a feeling there tlial we are a
litt!?- band, struggling lit rough a year of
revcrsi and stagnation, and they give Its
credit foi .it :ili. I think they are going to
show their practical faith in us and
..in- [dace In handsome contributions to
tin'- club. I approached them with the
schcmi the committee had formulated
I., raise funds, by assessing all the ?^??m-1
panics tii? ? ii- pro rata,ami ii >>as sanctioned |
I?} all. i visited the Fayette Laud com
pant people, the most -.i whom are in
Lexington ami Louis ille: also sonic of
th< owners in the .Icrow-Mcyers tract,
ih.rcc-seventh* ofwhii Ii i owned In K, n
tueky parties also Gen. Hard in and the
S..11! '?? Appalachian Land Company people,
and cxjih. ?! purposes and what we
?? \I ??!??! of tiiem all. The} gave me a
great deal - eiiCoitragameiif. Many
thought that these step: would ultimately I
lead to a combination of the companies.)
Thet e> press? il their ultuosi confidence in
-U. will have .. meeting of the finance
comn itfee in .i few days and perfect onrl
plans in regard to the assessment for
: .i ii ig funds, and I think in a very short
while \>.- ?hall have uiotiftj at our disposal I
lo ca ry on the work wi have so vigorouslv
? iiudert.il- ? n.
? I find that there i.- a great deal of
money read} I" b< in vested: in Big Stone
Gap upon :!i.ui] lelioii of I In Louisville
and N\ash\ille railroad. This is what has
bi ? si k. ? [dug them hn< k all litis time.
Main are favorable to building; and will
commence as soon an shipping facilities
are increased. I talked .\itli some of the
Louis.ill. ,\ Nashville people and found
(hat iii.ii expectations wen- us great a>
"in-. Thet ? vpeet :i second Birmingham,
Inn i il ..t i ;? Stone Gap possesses ele?
ments i.ii superior tit Birmingham. It is
with tlii- feeling thai the} arc construct-:
ing such a magnificent road-bed..utid ex-1
pei i to equip t hcii line .. ii h the > cry lies!
rolling stock. 1 came home more thor
on**ltt\ iinbiietl than ever. We have made
a good light, and .il! we have to do is to
pull togeilier .i ?tii.- longer and our ef?
forts will be crowned with success."
C. K. Scarf.of the lieceptioii?'ommillcc,
reported thai in. visitors during the past
p.-.!. had been pretty well eared for, Miere
being .i number of volunteers on the com- j
miilce when the Duke and Duchess were
Mr. Shelby of the ITnance Committee,
said he had promised ul the lasl meeting
t" maki i definite: re|uirt this week, but a
??'?> -? f?l hu ii-.. ss hail rendered ii impossi?
ble lo devote mm !i time to it. We have
reasonable hopes, he said, of getting
ten or fifteen thousand dollars for club
purposes, anil just a> good as have il t>?
our credit in the bank now. Ii was agreed
thai Ihc finance committee hold a meeting
on Saturday a ft em. al the Appalachian
Mr. Ii vim n| (he Adverii; ing Commil
tee reported Iii t envelopes and letterheads
had been printed for the club, and sug?
gested that the} be lefi .-.t the olhce of J.
W. Sprob ? for distribution. He said the.,
wore waiting until the linauce committee
had i iiinpicli d tin ii plans before proceed?
ing von fur but bitei on ihoy expected to
subscribe for periodicals, magazines, etc..
for the ii . uf the club, ami suggested j
thai the room i?. k.open certain hours I
in iIn day for i.ading purposes.
11 Iii;K IM \. \\"? KKi'lOIT.
?ludgi Duncan, oi ? i? ? - Grievance Com?
mittee, wu* culled on. After, making a few
? ill} i .?marki on I in- emirl house ipiesl ion.
which hail be, :l absorbing ii;-.- interest ?>:
Hi' It -i several days, he said :
"!h< greatest ? :n \ iuncc I know ol is that
""? enough i. Iming done In tin- citizens
d?n il} i .i. .. -;. i? place. It is a
biet, a has beei suid, that Big Stone Gap,
vil,: sui iutiding-. has more natural
?"?.lagi - than otlu : plaices thn'. are ex
exciting public attention, am! it is well
known tii.ti it has superior advantages to
any other neu town in the South. Vet
I here i> nothing like tin- advaucuiiieiit
being made 1.. re that other towns, arc
enjoying. Natural advantages alone can
never build up a city. If thai were the
case Vork Town today would lie a greater
city than Neu fork. It has a finer harbor
and superior advantages. But there must
'?? a spirit ?.l town buifdiug and not of
speculation. The spirit that has animated
the people here so far has been one of
'speculation. So long os that keeps up
Big Stone Gap will never l?c a city.
"When I ?as at MiddlcsliorOugh some
lime since." said he, "they were just send?
ing out their advertising car. It tva*
laden with everything that was attractive,
and it made little difference where it came
from. It all went out as Middlcsbo rough
products, and the result was realized at
their recent sales. They have not half
the natural advantages wc enjoy, except
a plat ol beautiful, level land which over?
flows every time Yellow creek gets on
a tear. Wc have the finest undeveloped
coal in the world.
"You may say it i- because the Louis
villc& N'ashvillc'is not completed thai more
is not being done. This road will accelerate
the progress a great deal, bul something
must be done on the part of the citizens.
\Vc have one road now just as Middlcsbo
rough has. with better prospects for
more. The Norfolk and Western will lie
completed to Princess Flats by the l?th of
December, and the Louisville & Nashville
t" this place by the 1st of February.
These railroads alone are not going to
build up the place. The people must aid
Mr. Irvine, chairman of the Industrial
Committee, reported that further corres?
pondence was being carried oil with Mr.
Super in regard to locating Iiis car works
at t his place.
Mr. Fox, of the Tannery committee,
made a speech on the tannery business,
giving some observations made by him on
Iiis trip to East Big Stone (Jap. and around
at other places. No steps, however, have
been taken to form a company for that
Mr. Harris also made a talk oil the tan?
nery business, saying that a factory of thai
kind would add something, and lie was in
for anything to help things along.
Mr. Harris introduced a friend, Mr.
Brown, of Washington, D. C. who spoke
of the importance of advertising, and how
Northern capitalists were being attracted
to this particular section.
?KS. IIAMHS SI'KAKS.
(iuti. Hard in was called on and spoke
on the importance of advertising, and of
making greater efforts to secure manufac?
tures. He said that while at Glasgow he
learned that there were beginning and be?
ing completed; $2,500,001) worth of enter?
prises, not including a deal with English
capitalists involving over a million dollars.
Lots are selling there on a half dozen
different streets for twice, the amount they
are selling at this place, and he would
rather have one of these lots in front of
the hotel than three of those.
"We all recognize the fact that when
this company was formed a serious blunder
was made in the execution of bonds.
Seventy-five per cent of all the sales has
to ^o to satisfy the bond-holders. I have
suggested that all the companies consoli?
date. Then let them buy the land lor four
miles up the river and live miles down, and
form one largo Company. I think they
have all come to the conclusion that un?
less some plan is devised by which to liq?
uidate the bonds of the Improvement
company our progress will necessarily lie
slow. If such a company as this he formed
1 believe the bond-holders would lie will?
ing to accept preferred stock in this new
Company in lieu of the bonds they hohl. I 1
believe it will ultimately come to this, and ;
(he more it is agitated the sooner we will j
gel to it. When this is accomplished,
with our superior conditions, there is no
reason why this should not make a great
lien. Hardin made an interesting speech
? ?Ii the resources of this section, compar
ing our coke and minerals with those of j
ol her places, and our advantages generally,
lb- expressed his utmost confidence in the
future of big Stone Cap. and encouraged
the club bv hi- talk.
Mr. \\. C. Robinson reported $1?! col?
lected during the week lor dues and lees.
It was decided thai hereafter the club
meet on Mondny night, commencing on
Monday, December Ptli.
-? ? .
Till: I'lt KS i DENT'S MESSACK.
W hat some ol tilV LeildillK N cu-paper
Say Aliout It.
(Washington Post.) j
The message as a whole is to lie com- |
mended for its tone and lember. Those
who were expecting from the president a I
?ail of dispair over the recent political
reverses of his party, or a frnutic appeal
for help in behalf of a l*nion endangered |
b) democratic success, will lind themselves j
disappointed. The president takes a se?
rene and hopeful view of the situation.
He calls no halt on any ol the great prin?
ciples for whinh the republicans are con?
tending. He plants his standard in ad- j
\ mice of their temporarily ha filed columns.
We may even read between the lines au |
assertion of leadership which, under the
circumstances, is brave and timely, and I
worth} of an occasion that not only calls \
i'o! the philosophy to accept defeat, hut
tor the courage to retrieve it.
in. i avoi.s the Kom i: ihm..
(Xc? ^ ?rfc Sun.)
The principal (hing in President Harri?
son's message is a zealous rccommenda
tion thai the force lull should he taken up
and pressed through Congress.
There i- little need of any further argu?
ment upon (his subject. This hill is sim?
ply a revolution. Its one purpose is to
continue the dominant party in power;
and to this end its promoters are willing
to destroy local Sell-government, to over?
throw tin- rights of citizens and ol com?
munities, and lo change a republic of free
elections into a concent rated party des?
Thi- scheme should he resisted deter?
minedly, unyieldingly, uncompromisingly,
by even democrat. If necessary, every
means of delay and obstruction should he
resorted to in Congress. The mischiefs
that are sure to arise from Mich a political
revolution are so great and so grave as to
overshadow every other question.
Whatever diflcrences ol' opinion may
exist among democrats concerning other
objects, h i there he a unity and CO-opcra
tion concerning this. Preserve the liher
lies ei the people ' Put down ihe republi?
can conspiracy to ilestrov I hem !
Three fa All night.
Johnson City. Tk'ssx., lice; 4.?More ami better
news conn loan the Three C* railru.nl. Chief En?
gineer >:??:?? world telegraphed rr?oi x.-u Yorklast
night ihm money matlcrf would he all right in three
i.r four ii.iv- Contractor Ketiefccfc received a tele?
gram requesting hint :?? come i?. Sew Vorfc at once an
Ihianwi am re in the rljjht sll.i|N'. II.- |. fi laid night.
IV. neli. .t I'-;..ii.k i nt i:t the Journal to-day,
:. ??'- .i s.vnillcale of ItoMon eaiiilati-i* w in. hnvc
?I. hied t.. lake tlr coin|tan.? -1..1..
Tillinnii on Ha1tt|itoii.
??..i i \u i v. S. C . IKw, 4.?(ioveriior-lect Tillinaii
Ntys, in a card |Hthltt>lic(l to-day, ili.it Senator llauiii
lou Will lie defeated for rc-eleetloii lo the Svtialc ou
accouut of Id* own nets; thai it i- hi* commcuilatlou
ol tli.' llask. ll inovcmciit ami hU inicrfori'ncc with the
''family Bglit" during the campaign.
Will Pay out.
It Ugratifying to know that Hie fulled Sialis Holt
lug Stock Uout|ianj . >it llllimis, that owned works at
Decatni ami Auulston, in ilils State, will prabalily
MHin overcome it* cmbarraaaincuta.
Interview with Gould.
"Have you Itceu guualug for Wanainaker?"
"1 never owned a gun in my life."
A Lawless Hand Committing Nuny Arts of
Depredation?The Savages are Slaugh?
tering HnndredM of Cuttle Wliicli
Melons to the Government
or 1 he Set tiers?Houses
and stores Looted.
Omaha, December it.?A special from
Tine Ridge ugeiicy says: The Indian po?
lice on duty a few hundred yards from the
agency buildings dashed into Agcitl :
Rogers' office late Saturday night and
said that a panic in Camp Friendless was I
inevitable unless they were given protec?
tion. All had received an urgent invita?
tion to join the hotilcs and go on the war
path with them.
Agent Hogers sent them extra guards,
one hundred armed scouts, hut even this
did no good. The Indian village con?
tinued melting away and Sabbath morn?
ing revealed the fuel that over two thirds
of the 3,000 who were here at sunset had
The hostilcs have decided lo move their
camp into Had Land.- and there await the
coming of the troops to capture them.
They began moving there yesterday morn?
ing and by night all were hidden away in
thai region which the best scouts describe
as heilig worse than the lava beds in
which the Modocs took shelter. These
Bad I.amis Begin at the mouth of Wounded
Knee creek, of which so much has Been
heard of late, and which is the gathering
point for all these hostilcs. ami where lite
ghost dance started upon the reservation.
They run one hundred and ten miles
northeast to southwest and about fifty
miles east to west. It is an utterly Bar?
ren region of precipitous canons and fan?
tastic and ghostly format ions, ami hut few
while men are acquainted with the region.
Indians, however, knowing il thoroughly.
The fact that it is possible for Indians,
when once established there as thcy.nre
now to continue making raids upon set?
tlers adjoining Bad lands, will certainly, il
would seem, induce soldiers to push into
the region after this Big thieving hand of
rebels, notwithstanding the fear of chances
to be incurred.
The Seouls thai Brought the informa?
tion concerning this [dan ol the latest
hostilcs, also said that the latter had just
slaugltCrcd five hundred head of govern?
ment cattle ami three hundred Be?
longing to.Gov; Mellellc, of South Dakota.
The scouts saw this Beef Being hauled in
wagons and pack trains to the new camp
in the had lands. Many wagon loads of
floor ami other provisions thai had been
Stolen from settlers were also seen headed
toward that region.
General Brook has just received a tel?
egram from General Rugcr, warning
him (hat three hundred lodges (about
I.nun warriors) of the Cheycntics were
coming from the Cheyenne agency to join
the hostilcs near Bear. The sixlh cavalry,
i n route from Alhuqucrkuc to Ft. Mead,
has Been ordered lo slop ;'f Ft. Sillcinper.
Another ghost dance fever has Broken out.
This was the day set for the appcarau e
of (he new Indian Messiah. But. so fa.- as j
can Be learned, the red children who.hare
hugged the delusion, have hceji disap?
Charley Turninghawk, w ho keeps store
on Porcupine, came in yesterday afternoon !
and reported thai the hostile gang had;
raided his stoic and taken nearly onc
Lhousaud dollars worth of goods. A par?
ty of eight scouts under frank Gavard,
chief government scout, just started out
to gel further informal ion and very im
portanl developments expected. Troops
arc >iiil under orders ami will be ready
to move on a moments notice.
i iii. si tu ai Ion \!. ik3ii.vo.
Washington'.- Dec. I.?Secretary of the
Interior this morning directed that the
Sioux Indians be supplied with: increased
rations sufficient to conform to the agree?
ment made in \>i',. The appropriation
for supplies for the Sioux have decreased
every year upon the supposition that the
Indians were becoming more and more
capable of mainlaing themselves. Owing,
however, to the partial failure of crops
for the last year or two and restlessness
i>; the Sioux which is believed to be in a
measure due id the reduction of rations,
I he secretary has ordered an increase.
Gen. Miles spent half an hour with the
secretary of the interior ihi^ after.-n in
discussing the Indian situation. Upon ?
leaving the secretary's olhce, in answer lo I
inquiries by representatives of the Asso?
ciated Press, he said thai the Sioux con?
tinued to In- very much excited and thai j
he feared an outbreak, lie said he re?
garded the situation as alarming and that |
In- should hasten hack to Chicago to?
night. He expressed hope, however, that
the military would be aide to prevent
O.m.mia. Xl.'m.. Dec It,?The following
comes from Pine Ridge agency, South
Dakota, via Rushville, Bed Hawk and Guy
Belt agency. "The police have just re?
turned from spy work at the camp of
Roshiles in Bad Bauds. One had his horse
shot from under him and Both were chased
away with Bullets. The hostilcs said they
were prepared for the last great Battle in
history. All are thirsting for Blond.
A < OM.KJ.SSMAN ELECT,
Stories Tol?t of an Eccentric >Ieanher of
the Sext House of-Representatives.
Washington, Dec. .'!.?'I he next Hous
will not I'-- without its picturcsqe chare
acters. Lewis Stewart is coining from
Illinois. Mr. Stewart i.* about .'>.'>. lias a
large family, is finely educated, has trav?
eled extensively, anil will he the most
eccentric mcmBcr of the Fifty-secoud
He iloes not permit a carpel or a stove
in the lino house in which he lives at
i Aurora, III. One of his rules is to allow
I his Boys no spending money. He gives
them credit at certain stores and foots the
j bills. Two of the younger sous developed
great aptitude for lii-hing nut long ago.
They produced strings of fish which made
the old gentleman proud of their success.
j Not long afterward a Bill I'm- $:.'.> came
from a hardware store. Il was paid. The
old man asked his wife what it meant.
She couldn't tell. He investigated and
found his hoys had bought $&> worth of
"fishing tackle," and had done a trading
business for fish with all of the hoys in
the neighborhood. The Bill was framed,
and it now hangs in the Stewart library,
with this comment in the handwriting ?l'
the father: "My boys proven to he liar.-.."
The eldest son is married. He ami hi?
wife live in the big house with the pol?
ished Bare floors and lhe open fireplaces.
The son is treated just as his younger
Brothers are. He nets as Business mana?
ger and collects reals for his lather, but
he has no separate account. When he
wants money he goes to the patriarch and
gets much or little, according to the
humor. Not long ago the son got ready
to go to Chicago on Business for his
father. When he asked for an advauce
on expense account; he was handed $?.50,
not enough for railroad ticket:-. He
quietly applied to his mother, and she
made up the amount necessary. At
another time the old gentleman banded
out ten times as much for the same pur?
There is a little lame hoy in the family
who is a general pet. .Mr. Stewart took
the eliild to Indianapolis to lie treated at
some institute. The little chap became
homesick, limped away, got on the cars
and begged his passage home. The
father ruled that the boy must go back.
The mother wanted to go with him. This
was forbidden. The hoy was put on the
train and sent hack alone to Indianapolis.
A week later tin: mother was sent to keep
This exceedingly ohstinute and had
tempered man can he very kind hearted
when he chooses. He has got land enough
(?> make a strip si* feel wide and 33,000
miles long. His tenants manage to get
along very well with him after thcylcarn
his ways. A rule of this queer house?
hold is that the servants must deliver to
callers the exact message given them.
During the late campaign, which elected
.Mr. Stewart to Congress, a prominent
democratic politician called and sent in
his name. The servant returned with Mr.
Stewart's reply, which was: "Tell him to
go lo h?I." 'I In- candidate afterwards
explained that lie did not recognize the
name and mistook the caller for a news?
paper man. He has a most unconquerable
aversion to reporters. During the cam?
paign he refused In put up a dollar, saying
that the office should seek the man. He
even repudiated the assessment for print?
ing the tickets, telling the committee that
Miters could write his name on their
tickets or h ave it 01T, just as they pleased.
Vet this democratic curiosity was elected
to Congress over a republican who had
10,000 plurality in 1888.
MONEY IN (.1 UCl'I.ATION.
The Various Kinds and Oumitity Now in
Washington, December I.?The present
report of the secretary of the treasury
contains several tabulated statements
showing as nearly as is possible the exact
amounts of the various kinds of money in
circulation among ike people at the sev?
eral dilFercnl periods from I Sill to the
present time. prom these tables it is
shown that during the twenty vcars from
October I. 1870, to October I. IS!M), the
total incrciSC of circulation was over
$737,000,000, making an average increase
per mouth of $'i,0't3,'l"io', and an increase
per capita of $4.00, the total circulation
per capita in 1870 being $10.07, and in
|s?iii $33.00. During the last ten years
the average monthly increase was $3,0(i(S,
003, and the increase per capita $3.30.
For tin' period ot nineteen months, from
March 4, !>-!). to October I. 1800, the
average increase of circulation among
the people was $00,S(iti,SI0, making an
average monthly iucrcase of $-1,040,358
and an increase per capita of about $1.30,
while for the corresponding period from
March I. 1883, to October I. 1880, the
aggregate decrease in circulation was
$31,850,481, and the average monthly dc
ereuse was $1,130,300, making a total dif?
ference in favor of the h'st nineteen
months of over $0,000,000 per .ith.
Tor the period of three months from July
I lo October I, 1800. the aggregate in?
crease in actual v, ? among the people was
$38,354,330, tonkin., an average monthly
increase of $33,781,778. It is stated that
this large increase sine* March I. 1880, is
mainly due In the pre-.hi policy of keep?
ing I lie surplus ns low as possible by the
purchase and redemption of bonds, there?
by saving interest and restoring i he money
to circulation, while the large decrease in
circulation for the corresponding period
from Marc!'. I. ISS5, to October 1,188h-, was
due to the oppo.-ite policy.
M KS. D A \ IS* BOOK.
it Will Contain a Mass of New informa?
tion About Her Hintinguishcd
(Key. York Cdiniiu n ial Advertiser.)
Mrs. .Icllerson Davis tin- been a visitor
in New York for some time, revising the
proof sheets*of her "Memoirs" <.l her late
husband. She has been seen hut a little
it. society, although Mr. Joseph Pulitzer
and a few oilier- have given some dinners
in her honor. Ih r hon!,, soon to he pub?
lished, will contain a mas- of new infor?
mation about her husband's personal char?
acteristics and Iii- connection with the
Confederate uprising. Mrs. Davis makes
no claim t" 'literary finesse, but 1 am 'old
by those who have seen the manuscript ?<". j
the book, that she has strung together an
extrcnialy entertaining narrative. <>itc of
the interesting features of the hook will
be a chapter of private letters which she
received from her husband when he war
loading the forces againsi the Union. It
is expected that the book will provoke a
great deal uf criticism. When her duties
in connection with the publication of the
hook are concluded Mrs. Davis will go to
Mexico for ihe winter with her duugter, I
Mi.-s Winnie Davis.
KENTUCKY UXIO? !>i:.\i..
Itcport that the Knud Uns Been Bought
by the Standard Oil Company unit
will be I'usSied to Big Stone
?ap at once.
LoctSViLLK, Dec. 4.? for several days
there has been much talk lu re that the
Kentucky Union railroad b.i> becu bought
by the Standard Oil Company and will
be rapidly pushed to completion as far as
big Stone Gap. Your correspondent in?
terviewed several of its directors, hut they
declined to confirm or deny the report.
There is no doubt thai Ihe deal has been
pending, and there i- a strotig intimation
from well posted parties that ii has been
substantially agreed on.
Tyler Mayor of Louisville.
Lot isville, Ihe I.?Henry S. Tyler was
elected Mayor of this city Tuesday by an
alleged majority of 3,730. The Tyler
crowd had the parly organization in their
hands and nearly all the officers of the
election were Tyler men. Outrageous
frauds were practiced, and the more.re?
spectable elements tire disgusted. The
light was between two rings, and as is us?
ual the bigger and more corrupt ring won
His; Money for Ireland.
I Cnieaiio, Dec. *.?It is estimated that the collections
! at two Irish meetings in tin., city Saturday night will
j foot up between $M.ikw mid 220,000, although the
' Una! result will nu: ha known f..r several .lay- yet.
j O'Connor bbM thai NV.v York gave f:t",ti<w, but thai
j there were not such tremendous obstacles as In Chi?
cago, hi reply to tiic remark thai tl.eir manifesto
would make Interesting reading^ be said: "liitere.it
in;; perhaps, but ra.i. iioweverlutcreatiiig it may be
to newspapers, it 1? sad, unfortunate work for us.''
Assignment at Chattanooga.
Chattanooga, Dec. 2.?The Southern Lamber ,t
i Manufacturing Company made an assignment to-day
i for the benefit ot its creditor.':. The llablUtl-rs will
I amount to about fiu.oiiu, with assets of perhaps thai
?IG STRIKE IN ALAKA.UA.
Six Thousand .Men <Jo Out, Leaving Only
Fifteen Hundred in the .Mines.
BIRMINGHAM, Dec. 3.?The largest strike
ever known in this State or the South is
At the meeting of rite Blocton-miners
held Saturday a vote was taken after the
address ol President Aldrich. of the Ca
huba Coal .v. Mining Company, had been
concluded, and resulted in :J02 deciding
against the strike to 1011 for it.
The general sentiment seemed to he
against striking, hut the majority of the
miners acted in concert, many quitting
work rather than lie called scabs.
Some few miners besides convicts are
still at work, hut hundreds came in on the
Birmingham mineral trains this morning
with their grips, ready to leave the coun?
Half the force al ?rooksidc, and other
mines on the Georgia Pacific, and a small
uumher al Blue creek, Blocton and Coal
burg, arc still at work. The convicts al
Coal burg, Pratt mines. Brookside. Con
nellsville and Milldalc are working as
usual. The prevailing impression is that
the suspension is only temporary and that
work will he resumed in a week.
About 6,000 men arc out altogether.
The miners applied for higher wages some
time since and were refused. It is charged
and generally believed that the strikers
are backed with money furnished by the
iron manufacturers of Pennsylvania.
I'A UN ELL'S SCHEME.
His Agents Actively at Work on Iri-li
London, Dec. 3.?The crowd- around the
Parliament buildings to-day were unpre?
cedented, crowds of members and others
gathering outside the halls in the vicinity
of the room where the nationalists were
in session, eagerly waiting for some indi?
cation of the result of the meeting.
Every uiitcomcr was heseiged by a crowd
of curious fellow-members and speedily
pumped dry of all the information lie
possessed. 'I'he reporters of all the
London and provincial papers were on
hand. Imt were obliged to cool their heels
in the corridor, the debate in the meeting
room being secret, except as to ti e repre?
sentative of one favored Irish papi e. The
speakers' voices could be frequently heard
outside as the orator.- wan.I up to the
attack and defense, and the bursts of ap?
plause were plainly audible in the House
of Commous. Mr. Pnrnell seemed to-day
to have thrown off his usual mask of Uli
sociability and reserve and chatted gayly
with his supporters, even indulging in the
unwonted luxury of an occasional joke as
iie sal at luncheon with a few of his faith?
ful adherents. During the debate those
outside plainly heard Mr. Sexton shout
angrily in response to a remark of Mr.
Partiell: "We are your comrades.not your
slaves." It is surmised by those familiar
with Mr. Parnell's methods that he has
been trying to delay matters as much as
possible by keeping Iiis enemies in Lon?
don while his party agents are working
like beavers among the people in Ireland,
getting resolution- passed in his favor,
and drumming up public sympathy for
lll'lil ill \iew Ol the expected pieuiitO^r
which is to decide whetheronrTiol the peo?
ple will sustain him against his opponents.
If some of hid leading antagonists were
lo take I he stump against him at this
crisis, his chances of success would he
greatly diminished. He controls the ma?
chinery of tin.' League, and i- just ii".,
using il without any one being on I In
ground lo cuter a criticism or objection.
Advices from the Irish cities to-day,
however. Mai.- that the declaration of the
envoys lo America against Parneil ins
iiad a marked < ft'eet into turning senti?
ment away from him. Dr. Kcnuey, one ol
Mr. Partiell'- supporters, had something
to say to-day in defense of his chief.
'?Whatever may lie the merits of the soil
in which Mr. Paruell has been implicated,"
said Dr. Kenney, ''there is no doubt thai
a -ection of the English i?" rals are vi n
.lad to gel a blow al him because he
voted for the royal grant;. He was
warned then that he would injure himself
with the radicals, but thai warning did
not a licet his action, and now they are
having their revenge. The leaders, out?
side of Gladstone, are not sorry lo see
him down, for men like Motley and llar
courl feel thai Partiell is head and -:.--u 1 -
ders above tiiem. and that his presence in
Parliament belittles their influence. Hence
I hey are glad to see him brought down,
like Samson, by a woman."
The Iri.-.h Delegates in America lieelile
Chicago, Dec.-3.?Five of the Irish dele?
gates, John Dillon, William O'Brien, T. P.
O'Connor, T. D. Sullivan and I . I?. Gill,
have decided to join in tin demand of
those of their colleague- in Ireland who
call on Paruell lo retire from the leader?
ship of the Irish party. Their decision
was embodied in a manifesto, which was
cabled to-night to Justin McCarthy as
vice-chairman of the Irish parliamentary
party. The decision will be placed before
the meeting of the Irish members lo be
held in London to-morro? aft ?moon.
Timothy Harrington is the only one of the
delegates to stand by Partiell. The fact
of O'Brien and Dillon joining the opposi?
tion to Paruell practically settles, accord?
ing to men competent to judge, the vote
of the Irish party to be taken to-morrow
afternoon on the question Of the i :
leadership. It was only after a series of
prolonged and patient conferences, begin?
ning at Cincinnati on Friday and termi?
nating at the Grand Pacific to-night, that
the five Irish members of Parliament came
to the conclusion that the iuterestsof the
Irish cause demand that they range them?
selves with Gladstoue as against Paruell.
I Harrington said to-night thai if the mect
I ing of the parliamentary parly lo-niorrow
afternoon threw Paruell overboard the
Irish people will refuse to indorse the
action. T. D. Sullivan, on the other
j hand, think.- that Parneil will be told to
I stand aside, imt alone by a majority of the
(Irish members, Imt by an overwhelming
vote of the Irish people should they'be
called on to decide the issue.
Buffalo HIUS .Mission a failure.
Bismarck, X. 1).. Dec. :?.?Buffalo Bill
arrived here to-night on his way to the
Easl. His mis.-ion to Standin.' Itoek
failed because :is he was on his way to
Siltitig Bull's camp a courier overtook
him with a dispatch from General Mil. ..
countermanding his previous older-. !r
transpires that the idtcrior department,
acting on the advice of Major McLaughlin,
would not consent to the arrest id' Sitting
Bull. It was the theory of General Miles
and Buffalo Bill that, as Sitting Bull was
a leading spirit in the trouble, his arrest
would tend to bring the agitation to an
end. McLaughlin believes the present
cold wave will terminate the dancing and
the Messiah craze. The militia is strong
enough at all points to fully protect the
settlers and the danger is believed to Be
,k 'Kusf.is, doe* tbe alligator openibb HiQUtla Upoi
?\t ?uuuo, bos?; I aiu't a-.-ver waited lu sett.V
AN IMPORTAN T TEST.
The Find Bouse in er Steel I'IhoI in the
South Will he Pat in Operation
GREAT INTEREST AROUSED.
Johnson in v. Dec 4.?Down in Carnegie
addition, nearly two miles from the Busi?
ness center, the stack of the Carnegie Iron
Companies furnace points heavenwards
and can he s'eeil from tiie hilltops for
many miles around. The eye* of the iron
making world are on thai same ?tack.
The stack has been completed for some
time and the stoves are nearly finished.
Ten- (toilers are in place anil the stock
hoiisi i- in course of construction. English
iron masters, Pennsylvania iron barons,
and the iron kings of Chicago, Cleveland,
St. I.'<ui<. and of Alabama, arc watching
the progress ot' the Carnegie furnace with
the deepest interest. The very day the
torch is applied to the first charge marks
a revolution in the iron and steel making
business in America. Hov\ so in that will
be wc can't relate,not later than March 1st.
It will lie the first strictly Bessemer pro?
ducing furnace to go into blast in all this
great area of future steel production, and
the liist to use Cranberry ore in any con?
siderable quantity. The first run will
lie examined by thousands of experts,
and if success is assured there will lie a
rush of if ii masters to this section, the
like ot which has never been known. It
is left to the Carnegie Iron Company to
make ihe crucial test of Cranberry ores.
If thev can produce as good t|iiality of
Bessemer pig at the rate of l*>f> ton? pcr
day as the Carnberry Iron Company is
making in a small way. then blast furna?
ces will lie as numerous in the Wataiiga
valley as they arc in the vicinity of Shef?
field and Birmingham, England. There
is little doubl "t the complete success of
il,.- undertaking. All parts of the great
plant have Keen constructed of ihe liest
materials to he had. put together as only
first class artisans can do it. 'I he best
quality of Pocahontas coke will he used
in tie- beginning and with a manager who
thoroughly understands working refrac?
tory ores ami tin- Cranberry ore is refrac?
tory, success i- assured.
The Cranberry Iron Company has been
running a small furnace on coke fuel lor
several months and have been able lu
produce a quality of pig that sells in
Pittsburg, at $28 per Ion. all charges
paid. No other furnace in the country
gels the figures by several dollars.
Mr. 11. W. Hargravcs, superintendent
of the plant, realizing tin- importance at?
tached, for reasons herein stated, is leav?
ing nothing undone thai will add to the
success oi the undertaking, and if the
I est machinery and the nbsolntelycorrect
application of all known principles will
make firsl quality Bessemer steel of Cran
berry ore and Pocnhoiitus fuel, he will
Til K ELECTION KILL.
llepulillonu Senators Decide to Pass it?
"i lie Caucus.
Washington, Dec. I.? Ihe republican
members of ihe Senate held a caucus this
afternoon to rmnsidcr the order of busi?
ness for the session, especially in its rela?
tion to the Federal ejection hill. 'I lie
caucus was in session for marly two
hours. There was a large attcndaiici and
no dissent from the proposition to carry
oat the programme agreed upon before
the adjournment of the firsl session to
lake up tin- Federal election hill ..| tin
beginning of (his scssj.ni and pres.; j| m a
vole-. The committee on .oiler of business,
of which Senator Platl i- chairman, was
directed to prepare an order of business,
the firsl measure \-> be considered to be
the Federal election bill, 'l ie committee
appointed tit the l.i-i session loco-operate
with tlo- republican members of the <? >tii
mitl.ii rules in the preparation ol a
rule io provide bo calling ihe previous
quest iot was instructed to report some
modification of existing rule- -.villi this
I object in view, and il was agreed that if
the democrats use obstructive tactics
agniiisl lie- Federal election hill a propo
: sit ion to change the rub-.- will he brought
I in immediately. The .?.incus was harmo?
nious i lirouglioiit.
The ICtil.i the cailCUS does Hot dc
! icrminc the question of passing lie- Fed
, eral election hill. There were not enough ;
I republican senators present to guarantee
absolutely thai the change of rules .-.ill be
TO MAKKY MKS. O'SIIEA.
The Wedding Day Fixed?The Couples De?
vote.! At lac hineilt.
Lonoon, Dec. The Parnell case has
givi ii rise to such an amount of unpleas?
ant go.-sip about other prominent eases
that il i- reported that -. veal proposed
marriages w ill be hastened tin rcby, nota
1 bly ih..' Lord Harrington and the
I Duchess of Manchester, whose intimacy
! has been a matter of notoriety. Mr. Par
'? ncll, it i- said has already appointed the
wedding day about six months hence for
himself and Mrs.O'Skea. Those who have
met the pairsay Ihal they arc passionately
devoted to each other, ami that Mrs.
i O'Shea's one ambition tor years has been
to become Mrs. Parnell; that while she
deplores the political effect of the ex?
posure, she is more than compensated by
the prospect of union to the man of her
choiew. Mrs. O'Sbea is about four years
i.i.ier than Mr. Parnell. It is said that
I she had evidence amply sufficient to have
defeated the suit for divorce, by proving,
ii it her ????.ii innocence, hut her husbands
guilt; hut fh.it she desired nothing to
stand in the way of gaining Parnell for a
Almost a Complete Change in the Direct?
ory of tiie Company.
Sic? Youx, Dec 3.?At the cunoal election ?f the
Itlcbmoiid Terminal Company, on the 9th >>f ibb
I month, th?< complexion n( the directory will be com
I ptriety changed, five new members coming in. The
names of the liev.- directors are Jay Gould, Georg:
I Could, Itussell Saj ?. Ahrain S. Hewitt anil it. T. Wlh
I son, the two last named gentlemen coming hi at Mr.
i Inrnau's special request. The names of the outgoing
directors cam ?t lie learned yet.
Killed the Murahal.
j Uiumiv.ii \ w, Dec ?At Guln, .Via., yesterday
1 William K:i.!>?':, tie- town marshal, was shot b3(
'killed by Jack GiitU, a ..valthy citizen, who fuiiu<!?-<
j tli.* '.own and for whom it was banted. Guln wai
j ilrimk ami disorderly ?a tlw streets ami whs am itci
I by the marshal, wheu he drew a pistol and shot th
j latt. r dead. K? was arrested, hut on the way to tli.
jull broke loose troiu his cantors and escaped.
Estimate* of the Revenue* and Expen
clturea of 1892.
Washinoton, Dec. 4.?The el rks of flic
Appropriation Committees of the two
houses of Congress have prepared tallies
comparing Hie estimate* for appropriations
of 1891 with the estimates for appropria?
tions for 1892. The net increase of esti?
mates of regular annual appropriations
for 1892 over those of 1891 is $53,330,499.
The increase of estimates of permanent
appropriations is $20,358,355, making a
total increaasc in estimates for l892over
1891 of $75.188,854. The total increase of
estimates for !>!??.' over appropriations,
exclusive of deficiencies and miscellane?
ous, for I i> $G4.:2G:2,013.
The total estimates of appropriations
for !*!??-' are $?IS1 ,032,1lilt: the total esti?
mated revenues for 1892 are 440,955,032.
Tl.stimated appropriations, excluding
deficiencies and miscellaneous, exceed the
estimated revenues for \>'*2 by $34,977,137;
the estimated appropriations, exclusive
of -f I'.>.?:?! (.>?> for -inking funds, and ex?
clusive of deficiencies and miscellaneous,
are less than the estimated revenues by
V\ vsiiixotox. |")ec. I.?The annual pen?
sion appropriation bill, which has been
prepared In the House Committee on Ap?
propriations, pro? ides for the appropria?
tion of $ 135,099,785, or $163.300 less than
the estimates and $46,642,324 more than
for the present fiscal j ear.
The increases over the appropriation
for this year reccommended by the com?
mittee are: For the pay men t of pensions,
$.'I6,0S2.324; for lees of examining sur?
geons, $500,000; clerk hire at agencies,
N'kw Voiik. Dec. 3.?The stock market
to-day was very active in spots, while the
general list was quiet to dull and while
there were frequent changes in the temper
of speculation, the tone in the main,
especially in the afternoon, was strong,
and among tin- active stocks material ad
vaitcCS were scored.
The market :it the opening was still
irregular, but the most of the stocks
showed some advance over last evening's
figures, but the short sellers were inclined
t.minor the tactics of yesterday and
tie early trading resulted in lowering
pliers -Hi.'11 fractions. This, however,
was soon stopped when buying orders
from the other side were executed and
everything on the active list moved up
materially with Lackawaiiua, Burlington,
Bock Island and New England in the van.
Upon the cessation of buying for foreign
account, however, there was another re?
cession in which the bears brought special
pressure to beat upon Northern Pacific
and preferred which retired about 'I per
cent before the attack culminated. The
remainder of the list sympathized closely
with this drop and prices were generally
brought below those of the opening-.
Again the concessions, however, brought
in buying orders and tin- list was again
started upon tin- up tack shortly after
noon and St. Paul, l.ackawauna. Union
Pacific und Alchison '.ere specially active
and strong. In l.ackawauna, on which
the bears showed the most fright, the im?
provement from the lowest price reached
l::, per cent, while others rose from I to .'I
per cent. N.otlo in Pacific preferred re?
gained .ill i:. lo.-s and something in addi?
tion. Beading and Louisville were also
promim nt, but the general listed and un?
listed stocks .??ere quite dull. The cover?
ing operations came to an end shortly
aller liie delivery hour and a partial re?
cession followed, but the market closed
quiet and firm at close to the highest
prices. The sales ol listed aggregated
::-.'>.ihmi shares; unlisted, 17,000.
M. was easy, I'., ii. closing offered
;:l ?: last !? an '? per eeuL
? ? ?
VHSCEGE S AT I OS.
Marriages Wliicli Mil) lie Declared Illegal
ls> the t .I.
Washington. Doc. it.--The marriage of
Fred Douglass and his wife, and of Dr.
Purvis, the son ... the Philadelphia mil?
lionaire, and his nib. to say nothing of
si vi hi other marriages of less prominent
colored men and whit, women in the Dis?
trict ol Columbia, are in peril of an ad?
verse decision by the Supreme Court. A
year ago Charles fully, white, and Rose
'I 'in ? if i! \\ ard. colon ?!. of Georgia, came
to ti'i- city lo he married and then re?
turned to Savannah to live. The Georgia
aulhoritii - took ihu matter up and prose?
cuted the twain tor miscegenation. Two
prominent colored lawyers of Washington
were retained and sent to Savannah to
defend Mr. and Mrs. Tutty. The Judge
ruh d favorably lo the alleged marriage,
but the jury convicted. This decision is
.i palling to the upper classes of colored
society in Washington. Ex-Senator B.K.
Hi nee married a lady who is wholly with?
out Vfrieau Id.I m her vein-. It is said
she was never charged with being of
mixed blood until her engagement to the
Mississippi ex-Senator was announced.
Mrs. Dr. Shadd is another white wife of
a colored 'nan. There are said to be
scores ol similar marriages in the city
thai have novel attracted much atten?
PKOt. KOCH'S ( I HE.
2,000 Foreign Doctor* in Itcrllii Hoping
to Learn all About it.
Bi Ri iv. Dee. :>.?(fne of the hospitals in
; this city has already refused the applica?
tion: of -100 physicians who have come
' h. re to study the Koch method of treat?
ment, on the ground that ii is impractica
I ble to instruct successfully the large nuin
| her of those who desire to study the
Already 2,000 foreign doctors haw ar?
rived hen- tor the purpose <>; informing
themselves regarding the treatment.
Prof. Koch lias been elected ail llot!
orary mem her of the society for the pres
1 creation of tin: public health.
Dr. Kodier, chief of the Charity Hos?
pital here, while admitting that marvel?
lous effects have been produced by the
I injection of Prof. Koch's curative lymph,
declares that as yet there has been no
' certain experience of the lasting nature
I of a cure
j Dr. Kocller says, however, that the
i lymph i.as proved indispensable in diag
nosing eases in which there was doubt of
the existence of tuberculosis.
The Freisinnige Zeitung learns that
j Prof. Koch's researches looking to a cure
I for diphtheria have reached an advanced
Admitted to Hall.
(Winchester, Ky., Democrat.)
! Thomas Smith, ou?! ? f lb* few remaining Terry
. county warrior? in our ?4. brought u-fere .-Midro
Bloom \V?lmr?day morning011 tu application (or ball,
j Both mind ami body bai been ?^?wlygivhig way ?lue?
? Ida ? 1 e ?i jlln:. iia.l it >'.? llii-> (jroeml and not
? on ibemerit* ? ; the eaiw th?t ball vvaa ., k.-<l and
allow ?' 11- is 11 niemtierot lh? French tactloa tad
1 r gardrd by man] M omeot th?tno?t d?r?ivrate011
(New York SttD.)
??I tell 1.1 ? wife everything."
'?1 don't know evetyihlug."