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W. C. ROBINSON & CO.
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Bi( STONE GAP. VA.
W. C. ROBINSON & CO.
M?; KATS CARRY NEW YORK, NASS
\( Hi SETTS AND IOWA.
>1< Ki?'*3 elected in Ohio by :x good major
Ity. Csmpbell's brilliant figtt uiimici kh
fdi. Virginia's EegislMture almost unan.
litiouf>>} l?? mocratic
q.vcikxati, Nov. 4.? Eslimatc of the
Commercial Gazette (rep.) :it 11 o'clock is
I'l 'ii' '>>?? McKinley and majority of the
,..;.;.,(>.r?' for the Republicans. Up to
. s i, m (he return.^ nre quite t ragmen
precints in Ohio outside of Ciu
i , bcM n heard from. They give
Republican ^;iin 1,214. This is about oue
Ihe State. Ex-Gov*; Foraker
[jascon home,satisfied that his estimate
I i 500 : ?i McKinley, will bo sustained by
the later returns.
Columbus, O., Nov. 4.?At lip iti Chair?
man Bahn, on meagre returns received,
claimed thai MeKinlcy's plurality would
I aDOut 20,000 in the State. At the same
hour Governor Campbell said it was too
tar|v to make an estimate, though he felt
confident that the vote in Cincinnati and
Hamilton count) did not show the llopuh
i;, increase which had been claimed.
Campbell lias ;t telegram from Canton,
McKinlev's home, saying six precints j
show a Democratic gain of 56, and two,1
wards in Middletown, butler county,show
a gain ?'l '"2.
At midnight Campbell concedes Mi-Kin-!
ley's election by I .*>.<?<><> plurality.
Hamilton, 0 . Nov. -1?flic vote for Gov.
Cimpbell iri this (His own county) shows
a gain over hi- majority of two years ago.
The Australian ballot was not greatly rel?
ished hy the German voters in this city,]
where the vote was less than was aiitici-j
; ltd Campbell, however, gained in
even protsincl excepl one. In the county
at large his majority will be between 3,000
and 11.7011 I his gain is from Republicans.
Cincinnati, 0., Nov. I?A correspon?
dent of thi" Enquirer telegraphs from Coi
tiini>u^ thai Chairman Neal, of the Demo
cratic Stute Central Committee concedes
McKinley's election by Ki.OitO plurality,
and the election of a Republican legisla?
Cincinnati, Nov 4.?I'lodticiul returns!
have been received from all the counties,
in Ohio, excepl nine ; they show a plural
ity for McKinley of 21,870. The nine]
counties unheard from, gave ;? Democratic
plurality i I S,c43 in I NM).
flic lollo\viu<! iva^ forwarded from Col?
umbus : Wm. McKinley :?1 henrtly eon-'
gralulale you U| on your election. 1 have
no doubl Um you will serve the people of
Ohio wiili lidclit\ and honesty.
Jamks. E. Camibkli..
New Vom;. Nov. I:? Roswell P; Flower
was elected to-daj as Governor of New
i'ork, to succeed llavid 13. Hill. His plu?
rality is estimated between 18,000and 24.
MM| Fasset! did not enrry Elmira, his
own oily, Flowm beating him there by 504
?;'? This ein g.-tvc Flower 58,000 plu
;'? 1 ? ami B uoklvn gave him 14,000.
'he returns received from the districts)
? ' "r NTe i Vork and King's counties '
indicate that rassctl was meeting Folgers'
? !si .letferson, Clinton, Essex, Mont- j
!l"and Wyoming counties, he was
?". ?Mind the v< te cum for Miller.
Towers'gains on the decreased vote
.ad of Hill. Pull voteof Horhells
?I iih ch is Fisseti's senatorial district.)
II "?? 'craticgaiu of 52. Wnterlown's i
'j! w-:>i* show gain of 500 for Flower. !
.j*e Vote in tiii,: City today was very j
i "iV<!'wiii take I the Harlem River,'
s ?a.(MHi plurality h is doubtful \
?dl brin?j down more than 50,
?Olomeet it. The Democrats arcgain
- tue nssemhlyme,, ;? the State. Slice- '
?"???notdoing ?s well as Flower, but I
" election is assured.
,!,l?w'c,? k Gor. Hill sent a lelegra
1 "w ^"mmissioner Martin cluimii
: :!' for Klower bv 411,000
,7e7-!Iries ^Pu'l-can eighth dis
It I 1?; ?'.?Kin- . ?
. - Hi* own estimate ol his
""'"i.v in the Stute is ?5,000
nws-X V .XOV..-N. M.Curtis,!
... ;"' ? as elected to Congress from
? *-it(i district. :
?;? ^v. Xovkmb?,, I.?Roswell P. Fi?w
i uernorelcct. with his wife, was on I
? , k; ?'"leihe train was standing!
, . . : : van!, the Oovernor-clcet
Ike "l. SU,i?? ^atfnrm and
. , ?m, ,,7"^king u cigar, for
!: ?!.?? .?rain remained!
nW bin, by the hand and con
. " Po?. his victory. One
. x * ' '?????-I want to shake with
, * 1 Senior."
'""S ingly replied: "If vou
(..(. .; -.V- weshook you up pretty
, 7'- !?e muguificentshow-1
m, ; . : "veris an indication as
V , I J !!:,L' democracy outside of
licpart ; , ^'"g*counties. Thedeui
- w?snificeiii victory.
V r uoM.v, and, asiisuai;
uti,,, t;.ll;i!; ^ y>ym. r have not
? 'I-ve, i, looks as
I'lauches of ||,e |egigi
. ,N;: L7(:"v- Russell,: Ho?.
r m .;' ? - Hon. Josiah Qucglei,
..' ^( ;i ,.i u? ?
bijov< ;l l,ccummittee,ttud most
wo*,, - "" ' K''?tf, and m?nv other
, j j ' "?'?'?er.u lVi
I ti?.; ^'"ing, where thev ,e
T,^lu,?dthesuceess of their
?",v, ?"?m wusthe leaMexcit
r1"* ?'.'d losses as the figures
-co ^'"r1'1 hc the following'
" Enormous vote; probably elected by
Later returns only serve to make the
Governor and Iiis friends feel that the
majority may be increased.
Boston, Nov. 4.?190 of Boston's 207
precints give Russell 34,007, Allen 21,087.
Russell's plurality is 12,9*9. Ninety
towns give Allen 14,181, Russell 10,726.
Net Republican gaiii 954, Which indicates
Russell's re-election by a reduced plu?
Boston, Nov. 4.?2 a. m. complete re?
turns from Boston and other cities which
show the Democratic gains will elect Rus?
sell l.y .'51)1)0 to 5000.
Boston, Novi-mulii 3.?It is estimated
Russell has received 156,000, Allen I ?l ,000,
leaving governor's plurality of about 5.000.
Vintes of Boston, 36,512 for Russell and 22,
l)S7 for Allen, which gives a democratic
plurality in the city of 10,52.").
Waterloo, Iowa, 4?Complete returns
from Waterloo city, Gor. Boies' home,
^i\e Wheeler,] 151; Boies, 887. Sana: prc
cincts in r'>!> gave Hutchinson, 850; Boies,
1>ls Moines, Ia., Nov. 4?The chairman
of the republican state committee concedes
Boies's election by 3,000. but claims the
balance of (he state ticket for the repub?
licans except R. R. Coinmrs. The chairman
of the democratic slate committee claims
all the state oilicer?; concedes the lower
house to the republicans, claims the senate
Des Moini.s, 1a, Nov. 4?After the great
battle of yesterday the smoke is clearing
a way. The republicans litid themselves
defeated and the democrats are beginning
to celebrate their victory. Gov. Boies ar?
rived in Des Meines to-night from Water?
loo. The democrats are preparing to give
hint a royal welcome. The streets are
packed with, people shouting for Boies,
Philadelphia, Nov. 4.?The.city of Phil?
adelphia with one ward still to hear from,
gives Gregg (Rep.) for Auditor General
28,180-plurality. Forty-two counties out
ot sixty-six in State exclusive of Phila?
delphia, give Gregg 24,(>!tl> plurality. Alle
ghaiiy gave the largest plurality, overJ4,
000 or 11,000 gain. Morrison '(Rep.) for
State Treasurer, runs about even with
Gregg, Gregg now has 52,873 plurality,
which will lie materially increased.
MuCreary tor City Treasurer, '21,0011
Bai.ti.mohj;, Md., Nov. 4.?Returns thus
far (l*J:i?0 a. m.) are very incomplete,
hut i hey are sufficient to show that the
entire Democratic State ticket ami the
city tickets are elected by increased major?
ities over the vote of two years ago.
Democrats will have a majority in the
State Senate and the House of Delegates,
making sure the re-eieetiou of Senator
Gorman, and of a Democratic United
States Senator ill the place of Wilson,
Mi ST USE TilK staks aNi) STltlFKS.
No Other Flag Will tie Permitted at Mili?
tary Collegia Accepting Federal Ai?l.
Washington, Nov. 4.?Secretary Proctor
proposes to leave the War Department in
a blaze of glory and patriotism, and with
the United States flag wrapped about his
tall form as a mantle. A General of the
Georgia militia a hattalliou of cadets from
t he military academy of the State drill?
ing under what he considered "a nonde?
script banner," instead of the Stars and
Stripes. When the matter was brought
to the attention of the Secretary of War,
he had a list made of all the military col?
leges in the United States, where officers
of the army have bceu detailed as in?
st ructors. and where arms, ammunition,
and equipments have been furnished the
cadets at these places of learning. In a
communication addressed to the faculties
ol these institutions, which are located in
Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Neva?
da, and other Slates, attention is called to
the fact that State Hags will not be per?
mitted on any occasion where a flag is re?
quired by United States Army regulations
unless the national flag of the United
States is used also.
In the case of the Georgia cadets, which
is the only one thus far reported, it was a
tlag bearing the coat of arms of that
State, which was used, and it has since
been a-certaiued that in some of the mil?
itary ins!itutions, the boys have adopted
devices of their own for use in the ranks
and have discarded the United States tlag
Secretary Proctor holds that the ac?
ceptance by a State institution of arms
and ammunition and the detail of an offi-'
cerfor the purpose of ur'litary iusirue-j
tion, establishes the national v Laraeter of
t!.;it institution. Hence he considers i hat
i lie National Government has the right to
require that it.- Hags shall be used when?
ever its equipments for militia or military
college cadets are used. If this regula?
tion is not properly enforced, it is under?
stood to be the purpose of the War De?
partment to withdraw all support and de?
tails el officers from institutions refusing
to comply. Upon State occasions, and
where United States accoutrements are
not used, or an officer of the United
States Army, is not in command, the ca?
dets can use any device or banner they
may see lit to adopt.
i here will be new activity in the towns
of Middles! orongh and Big Stone Gap;
The addtional English money will be sent
to MidtllesburQugh as soon as the meet
Utg of the stockholders Is held, and the
Virginia Coal and Iroil Company haying
won the suit tnvojving the title to a large
part of their eoal lauds, will doubtless
commence the construction of ookc ovens
within a short time. The Coinpufiy sus?
pended "perai nois in tin- Spring on the
pretext that they could noj.gel ihe Louis?
ville and Nashville r:.iln<ad to build a
bra Itch up Callahan's creek to where
their coal openings are. The fact was
tiiat they wished the question settled be?
fore developing this property. The fur?
naces at Big Stone-Gap are nlpo being
putdifd to completion. The improvement
in the business situation is being getier*
ally felt tbougbout the south.
THJE BRICEVILLE MINERS AVENGE
They Attack and ISurn the Stockades In
Spite of the GuardK.-They Liberate 461
Convicth and Give them Citizens' Clothes.
Telegraph WireK Cut, and Particulars
Hard to Obtain.?The Convicts Scattered
Retreat into Kentucky.
K.Noxvn.le, Ten.w, Nov.2.?Knoxville
and East Tennessee arc in a turmoil of
excitement sucli ns has not been expert*
enced in this section since the war. }
After months of uncertain waiting and
useless hoping for relief from the oppress?
ion of convict labor the miners of Eastern
Kentueky and Tennessee, aided by many
sympathizers in every avocation of life,
have acted in a forcible manner.
Since July those opposed to convict la?
bor in the coal mines have been patiently
awaiting the action of the special session
of the Legislature and the decision of a
number of cases i u the court. All have j
thus far been adverse to the interests of j
the miners and patience has ceased to be
a virtue for some time past.
The miners of Eastarn Kentucky, South?
ern Indiana and Tennessee have been per
j feeling arrangements for positive action.;
They decided that the convicts had to go,
pcacabie if it could be, but forcibly if
necessary. After using, as they thought,
every honorable means to secure relief the
miners last Friday night took forcible ac?
tion and released nearly four hundred
Early Friday afternoon scores of strange
men were seen occupying the secret hid?
ing-places in and about Briceville and
Coal Creek. Many of them were from the
Kentucky mines und. a few were well sup?
plied with liquor. The men who had
been kn.wn s e iders for the min r* hi
Ihis sectiou and listed as their aids were
mostly in this city and attended a theat?
rical perfui mance.
By a previous agreement, about 9:H0
nearly one thousand armed men and boys
went to the Briceville mines of the Ten?
nessee Coal Com patty. They surrounded,
j the guards and demanded the immediate
release of all the convicts, UiO in number,
j The guards were powerless,und as the j
convicts were marched out singly and each ;
,fiiroished with a suit of citizens' clothes,!
preparations were made to burn the j
stockade,which was recently erected at ?.j
cost of several thousand dollars.
l As the last convict donned his new sutti
the stockade blazed, aiding him to hasten!
j his footsteps. After releasing all the
eon viel s and taking charge of the guards
at Briceville, the miners and their relief
guard went down to the mines of the'
i Knoxville Iron Company.
Here were confined 140 more convicts.
After battering down the stockades and
firing of}'a cannon near by the miners re?
leased the prisoners and furnished them
with suits and wished, them well.
The ptore of Capt. Schumbley, Superin?
tendent of the prison, was forcibly entered,
aub nearly one thousand dollars, worth .of
general morchnmlise taken from it.
This action on the part of the releasing
party is regretted by good citizens every?
where. Reliable information from Nash?
ville is to the effect that Gov. Buchanan
will send no troops to the scene of the
trouble, but will spend any amount needful
to arrest atid convict the leaders in test
night's trouble. '
ZEBRAS AT OLIVER SPRINGS SET FREE
Entrance to the Stoekado was Eflected
in the. .Horning*
Knoxville, Nov. 2.?The end has come
in East Tennessee, and all the convicts,
numbering nearly 500, and mostly oplor
ed, are wandering about over this section
of the south, seeking^ temporary _ suste?
nance and safety from capture, ..!?
II was hoped by all law abiding citi?
zens that after the dreadful, experience
of last Friday night, when nearly 300 con?
victs were released and giveu citizons'
clothes, coupled with freedom, that jiH
was at an end in the way of violating the !
All day Saturday, and even Sunday,
everything seemed an quiet as a grave?
yard, and no one thought but that all the
trouble was over.
Quietly and without warning the deterr
mined miners and their sympaihizers
however, made all needed preparations
for an attack on the convict camp at Oli?
ver Springs. Last night Soon after dark
scores of strange nu;n commenced gath?
ering about the mines of the Cumberland
Coal Company, where the convicts, 160 in
number, were being worked, most of
them being colored. Soon the entire
stockade was surrounded.
Entrance to the stockade where the
convicts'were was easily secured, and
about one o'clock the entire lot. with the_
exception of about a dozen sick, crippled
and trusty convicts were released4 They
were in turn us they left the prison given
citizens' clothes and told to get out.
The miners and their friends I hen en?
tered tlie stockade, and in a -short t\m?
the entire prison was ablaze and reduced
As the flames lit up the surrounding
hill ahh the convicts fled, the releasing
party dispersed and it was nearly daylight
this morning before the work had -been
entirely completed. All of the above was
accomplished without the slightest loss of
blood, and before many of the citizens of
Oliv< r Springs were aware of what was
Out of the entire lot of convicts released
-otne eight of th?m who were mostly ttrus-'
ties were returned by the guards. They
were brought to the city this morning by
the guards and placed in thcKuox county
jail. * \ v
Three Caught at Siiddlesboro.
Aln>nj,i*sno?o, Ky, Nov. 4.-?Trc city po?
lice this-morning captured three of the
1 convicts who were reJeantetj at the Britto*
! ville (Tenn.) mines Friday. The names of
the prisoners are: Wm. Graves, Sam Good?
rich and Albert Henderson, and they ac?
knowledged their identity. They are all
colored. They were found in the hills
in the eastern part of the city, near the
Overbeck Brewery. The men are now in
jail and the Tennessee authorities have
been notified of their arrest.
Caught Twenty-One Convicts.
Somerset, Ky., Nov. 4.?Detective Wm.
BateB captured twelve of the Tennessee
convicts near the State line yesterday
afternoon and nine others this morning,
all negroes, and brought them here and
placed them in jail to await orders from
the Governor of Tennessee.
The Reward too Small.
BOXVLINO green, Ky., Nov. 4.?About a
dozen men whose appearance and actions
led people to believe them a party ot
Tennessee's released convicts passed
through the city this morning. They
were poorly clotned, but no stripes were
visible, \t created some little uneasi?
ness. Chief of police Corbin savs the
email reward offered for Hrt? Capture would
not justify Vim to make the arrests. He
will, however, keep nUsnspieious charac?
ters on the move.
WELLS IJI3ATS AULLS.
Craft carries Scott county. J?chsen elect,
ed to tne Legislature.
The election passed off very quietly in
this town on Tuesday, and so far as heard
from the same is the case throughout the
county and district, a great deal of earnest
work was done, however, by both sides,as
the excitement had reached almost fevor
heat in some portions of the county and
district. Generally, a full vote was polled,
except in the county of Scott, where
I rather a light vote was polled. At this
writing it seems that Wells' has been
I elected to the State Senate over Mills and
I Craft by 200 plurality; and Jackson
(Dem.) to the Legislature by a small ma?
jority, it has beeu.dilfjeu.lt to get returns
fmui Dickenson county and these may
affect the above estimate somewhat.
The vote in Big Stone Gap stood ; Mills
211 : Weljs 141 ; Craft 71. For the House
of Delegates, McNiel 214 : Jackson 153. ?!
Wise court-house gives Wells a majority I
of 136. Coeburn gives a majority of 9 for
Wells. The Pound gives a majority of 75
Noaxo?rOut.4.?Wells has carried W;sc
county by 215 votes. Jackion not far
, Jonssville, Nov.?The result in Lee
county so far as heard from at 8 a.m.
Morgan Store, Mills' maj. 75; Bishop's,
Milk' maj. 3; Blackwater, Mills' tnaj. 3;
Salem,Milk' maj.. 03- Total majority for
Jonesvillc, Wells' maj. 44; Hunters
Gap, Wells' maj. 18. Total majoritv for
Net majority for Mills 112.
This is 6 out of 13 Voting plaoes. Dem?
ocrats claim that the other precincts will
reduce this. Republicans claim it will
increase it to 200. Spencer (Alliance
Dem.) for lower house gets 1 majority at
Pennington Gap, Nov. 4.?The official
vofe in Lee county gives Mills a plurality
of '111. Spencer (Alliance-Dem.) carries
the county by 85.
Gate City, Nov. 4.?This precinct gives
Wells 200; Mills 131 ; Craft 61. Hugo,
(Alliance.-Dcm.) is elected to the lower
house from this county.
* Cunohport, Oct. 4.?This precinct gives
Craft Ul ; Mills 20; Wells 48.
Rye Cove, Oct.?The. vote for Senate
here stands Wells 1:28 ; Mills 91 ; Craft 70.
Gate City, Oct. 4.?The full vote of this
couutv for Senate is Craft 947 ; Mills 9^5;
? Norton, Va. Nov, .r)?Wells gets plural?
ity in the four counties, of 227 votes over
me; carries, Wise, 210. Dickenson, 133.
The other counties you know; Craft gets
190 votes in Wise, nearly all off me. 41 in
Dickenson', said to be all Republicans but
two or three. The Alliance candidate was
instrumental in detjiat. Can't get the vote
bv dist ricts.
. ., , . ^ J. B. F. Mills.
Being Done on the Appalachian Steel and
Iron Company'? Furnaces.?Annual
The annual meeting of the Appalachian
Steel & Irou Co., was held at the Inter?
ment Hotel on Wednesday, the 4th, inst.
$336.000;o.f the capital stock was repre?
sented, out of a total of $450,000.
Jas. F. Peters, was re-elected president
of the company for. the ensuing year, and
E. J,.i.Bird, vice-president; M. T. Ride
oour was elected.secretary and treasurer.
Some changes were made in the board of
directors ; the following gentlemen com?
pose the new board: E. J. Bird, M. T.
Ridehour and Jas. F. Peters, of Big Steine
Gap, Va.; J. C. Haskell, Bristol, Tenn ;
H. W. Bates,Riverton, Ky.;E.J. Bird, Jr.,
Ironton, Ohio ; and R. A. Ayers, Gate
f progress on the furnaces.
The work on the two furnaces being
built by this' company at Big Stone Gap,
is progressing more satisfactorily
now, than for six months past, and it is
confidently claimed that one at least will
go in blast before the tirsl day of February.
All the iron work fork for both furnaces
will be completed within fifteen days. Six
stoves and ten boilers have been complet?
ed : and three blowing engines are in
place. Three of the stoves are already
lined with brick and work on the other
three is being pressed.
The stohe-work for the cast-house 'is
half done and all the wronght-tron for
this house is in place. 65,000 pounns of
'shflet-ifou, from Bridgeport, Ohio, arrived
this week for covering the stock and
Some Idea of the dimensions of this
plant may be formed Irou the statement
that the stock-house alone will be #00 feet
long; 80 feet broad and 2<? feet high.
I Mr. Bird, the vice-president and general
I manage? assured a Fcbt reporter on Wed
i newUy that 4ho work ttatsM now fee pushed
\ to wapfeftofc.
FARXELI/S NEPHEW COWHIDES THE
His Assault on afrs.Parnelland Hiss Par
nell is Avenged.?Much Excitement in
Dublin Nov. 4.?Timothy Healy, Mc
Carthyitc member of the House of Loin- j
mons of the northern division of I he
County of Longford, lias been publicly
horsewhipped in the streets of Dublin by
Mr. McDermott, the nephew of the late
Charles Stewart Parnell.
Such is the terse record of an interest?
ing and not unexpected event which has
just been placed upon the bulb tin boards
of the various newspapers of this city, j
every one of which is .surrounded by dem-1
onstrativc crowds of hot blooded iiish-!
The Parti ell it es in the throngs which I
gaze upon the big black letters of the no-1
lice are jubilant, ;i ml <!<> not hesitate to J
taunt the McCarthyites who also crowd
about the boards. The cuiiseqn? nee is
that a number of lights have already '?v
curred, while the temper of the partisans
is such as to suggest the necessity for
strong and vigilant police patrols.
It has been in the air that Mr. Healy
would, by some one and somehow, be
called to it prompt reckoning for the ex?
ceedingly vigorous speech delivered by
hirn at Longford on Sunday last. Oidi
narily Mr. Healy is a remarkably forcible j
orator, but on the occasion in question he j
excelled himself, having gone so far as to J
refer to Mrs. Parnell as "an English pros
The particulars of the assault areas
follows: Mr. McDermott. who is a solici?
tor, this morning espied Mr. limolln j
Healy, dressed in hi- barristers, wig. and J
gown, walking through the Four Courts.
Without a moment's delay Mr. McDcrmot i
drew a horsewl ip from under hi? coat,!
rushing upon the astonndid uuinmand.eiv
vigorously belabored him with repeated
and strong blows, Mr. tlealv was taken
completely by surprise, and stumbling fell j
upon his back, his wig falling from his
head at the same time. While Mr. Healy
was prostrate his enemy continued to re
morsely and unsparingly slash whatever
part of his body presented itself. This, I
however, did not last long, for Mr. Healy, ]
springing to his feet, the two men clinch?
ed. There was a rapid delivery of list!
blows by Mr. McDermott. and the short j
wrestling match was-concluded in McDer- j
mutt's favor. The men were finally sepa?
rated. McDermott explained to the crowd j
that the thrashing was on account of j
Hea.lv assailing Parnell's female relative
Messrs J. K. Taggart, Manager of the Vir
ginia Coal& Iron Co., and M a vor Bullit t moved
last week into their houses just completed on
Poplar Hill. Dr. Hoback takes the house va?
cated by Mr. Bullitt, and Mr. John Goodloe
that by Mr. Taggart, while Dr. Kunkel gets
Mr. W. J. Horsely will have one of the most
artistic houses at big Stone Gap, some of the
ideas for the interior being novel here.
It locks quite like business to .see the two
engines of the Valley Street Hail-road in ser?
vice at once, bringing in the trains of the
L. k N. and S. A. k 0. R. R.'s only a few
[ minutes apart. A change of time of the arri
J val of the S. A. & 0. at noon by 15 minutes or
j half-hour would enable close connections tobe
made between both roads, and in the afternoon
to take supper here.
Big Stone Gap can lay claim to a most favor?
able comparison, as regards, temperature,with
many of the most noted resorts (if Europe, as
may be seen from the following tables :
I t * 5 5 ? ? S I =
Rip- Stone Gap, i r,4.1 SOJt TD.: 66.5 co.a G3.3 <W.fl
Naples, 52.0 ",7.086.571.0 T.*>.'? 70..*? 7,-'."> 65.0 ,
Montone, 52.057.0 03,0 70.0 75.a7">.o ?:?.() 6!.f i
Itome, ?2.0 56.4 04JS C?.2 7:: :i - CO 69?63.6
Nice, 51.457.063.0 09.0 73.G74.36&4 61 .ft
Florence, 4S.(i 56.0 6410 60.0 77.0 70.0 70.0 50.0
Average, 51.150.7 G4.2 69.674.8 70.270.] 02.7
The temperature here for March, April and
May, is but from 2 to 8 degrees cooler than the J
average for the other five places ; June is j
about the same ; while July, August Septem?
ber and October are respectively 8, 6, 7, and
14 degrees more pleasant.
Goodloe Brothers are pushing the brick ve?
neering on their Poplar Hill house for the nse
of Gen. Ayers.
The Big Stone Gap Grate & Mantel Factory
beides being at work on a large order of cars
wheels, irons and tip-horse machinery for the
Coal Company at Taeoma is turning out a lot
of its grates and a general line of castings,and
just now is preparing the patterns for the iron
front of W. H. Nickles & Co's new store. \
The red ore on the Payne land is improving,
it being now 45 inches in thickness.
m. o. Combs of bee county is about com-j
pletinga residence 30 x 1C with an ell H x 10,
and a stable 32 x 60, in Block 79, Plat 1, near
Graham Brothers of Wise county are putting
up a dwelling of tasteful design in the Sulphur
j Springs Addition, and Netvt. Kelly has erected
two cottages, which with the houses of Messrs
Parsons end Kelly, arc giving shape to that
part of town.
" ^There>ere 589 arrivals at the Informant in
i the fijpnth of September, and 436 in October, or
I ? f?tal 1 (S3 5 and at the Central fn September
3G2, and in October 440, or a total of 802; or a
grand total of 1827 arrivals in town for those
It is not generally known that Big Stone
formerally had a race-track in the bottom near
Powell's River, comprising what is now Blocks
23,39, 40, 48 and 49 ip Platte 1, which is well
adapted to the making of an elliptically-shaped
almost level course. Here, old citizens say,
many a race has been lost and won, and many
a day of sport enjoyed by crowds of mountain?
eer?. Perhaps on a kite shaped track, and in
this bracing air Maud S. or Sunol might beat
their already wonderful records. Those old
days might be renewed with improving financea
and, indeed, one of our go-ahead citizens sug?
gested the establishment of a Fair to be held
here, hereafter, in the autumn, when stock and
agricultural products, household and fancy
work be exhibited, tiots,races and other amuse?
ments provided, and such a general programme
gotten up as shall confirm people for fifty mile*
or more around in the belief that Big Stone
Gap is to be the centre of this section for busi?
ness and pleasure.
The coal supply of the mines at Big 8tone
Gap is totally inadequate to the demand, and
only the mild weather has prevented its being
felt with physical suffering. Tho dealers here
have been unable to get even a car load for tee
days past, and may not for a week 05 so yet to
come, as the S. A. 0. R. R. is carrying its out?
put to Abingdon and Bristol, on previous con?
tracts, providing only an occasional carto keep
the ek-ctric lights going here. It is one of tha
unexplained mysteries of the coal trade why
people will not lay in their supply of fuel in the
summer, when it is perfectly dry and cheaper
than it is in the winter. If this condition of
affairs coutinues to exist, and other mines are
not opened, recourse wiH have to be had to the
mines at other points, on the L. & N. R. B,
Stonega Academy has enrolled 46 pnpils, ihe
Public scbuol at Big Stone Gap 137 ; the one
at i Jut ton's Mill 49; that at East Big Stone
Gap 138 ; and the colored school 29,or a total
of 3U8 for this place.
It is reported that much of the eoal on about .
(10 or hi) miles of the extension of the line of
t he Norfolk & Western R.R. from Pocahontas,
through West Virginia, to the Ohio River, is
no.t of good quality, which, if true, adds very
largely to the value of the coking coal fields
about Big Stone Gap.
Mr 1). C. Williams of Big Stone- Gap, wb*
has been mentioned in these*column* as pos?
sessing one of the two known fat ma on- which
ginseng is cultivated, has recently removed e
quantity of the roots from a portion of hit
ground and finds that tho yield is at the rate of
$1,300 per acre, and, moreover, by a process
known to himself after long experimenting, he
uses the same plant so as to give him another
return in about three years. Mr* Williamt
has in cultivation at the present time about,
three acres anu by spring will have some ten
acres, planted with seed, or with young roots
which he keeps alive nud moist, in boxes of
earth. The seed which resemble small coffee
berries bring $1.00 a pint and the green ginsing
roots $1.00 per pound. These last, when
" clerified," (that is put in hot water, scraped
and dried) bring $3.00 to $5.00 per ponnd, the
price depending partly on the size. Mr. Wil?
liams has on hand now some 1000 pounds of
ginseng dried and sacked, though some years
i his sales run ui> to 3500 ooundB.
iiig^toneuap Weather for October
The Signal Set vice observations taken
by Mr. John W. Fox, Sr., Voluntary ob?
server, at this point, show that the aver?
age readings at 7 a. m. was 41.5 degrees;
.it 2 p. in., .VJ.7; at 9 p.. in., 45.8^ of the
maxima, 03.3, oi the minima. 3b.3, and
toe grand average for the mouth48.0.
The bigheat temperature reached was83.5
degrees on the 4th, and the lowest, 22.5
The total rain-fall was 1.81 inches, fall?
ing oil si.1 days. There was frost on the
Olli, 10, 17, 28, 20 and 30th;and ice on the
26llu 2?th, and, 30th?
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The Irish Clergy in Politic*.
Cock, Nov. 4.?Singular statements are
alleged by the Purnellite leaders as to the
intimidation of voters by the clergy. It
is said that anathema has been threatened
against electors who should dare to vote
the Parncll ticket; that men were told to
drop the Pamellite'cause under peril of
being denied the rights of the church,and
that women were aopealcd to by the priests
to influence Jueir husbauds against the
I'arnellite cause. .Itjs thought. probable
that in- the evemt .of ..an anti-Parnellite
victory op Friday., .Mr^Reilmond will con?
test the election.on the alleged ground of
priestly intimidation and dictation. The
Parneliites claim that hut for the priests
they could carry the district with ease,
but'that the clergy spare no effort to
prejudice the minds of the people against
the cause represented b? Mr. Redmond.
Jorge tfontt Elected president.
New Yoek, Nov. 3.?The Herald's Val?
paraiso dispatches confirm the news that
Admiral Jo,rge Mount is the choice of all
parties for President of the Republic.
Montt is somewhat backward in acceptiug
the honor and modestly declares that he
is a sailor and not a politician. It is, never?
theless, the general opinion that he will
accede t? tne demand' that he accept the
Presidency. His acceptance would wni|e
all the political factions.
The papers here are blaming Minister
j Egan for fomenting the trouble between
; Chili aud the United States.
; A report reached Valparaiso TCSKpaj
from Santiago to the effect that MmssUr
of Foreign Affairs Malta has sent a dia
patch to Minister Bgan, relative to tbo
Baltimore affair. It is said to lie ?ouc&ed
in a conciliatory tone and to ?flttM-?
cvorv wav a desire to see
done just as boob W ttft tmrW? % m