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Tl??* l.Bft'H"gjow^cri1' BIG STONE CAP, VA. ONE WATCHES, CLOCKS, SILVERWARE, SPECTACLES. ETC. W. C. ROBINSON & CO. [vol. l BIG STONE GAP, VA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17,1890. NO. 10. It is Slipping From os and No One Seems to be Making an Effort to Use it, Tto South Is Being Crowded with North? ern Capitalists Who Ha.c Come With the Cash to Invest. o*;w OPPORTUNITY The prediction of tlic Post n short while lg0 thnt there would be an extraordinary rush of capitalists from the S?rth during the fall and winter is being verified. One J who has not recently traveled on South? ern trains or who has not been kept nd rUcd of what Is going on In Southern cities, has little Idea ?f the movement of Northern capitalists to the Southern country Conductors on Pullman curs . bat thoir coaches arc crowded, and the hotel registers contain lists of names from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Pitts [ burgh, Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee and : l>otr -it 'ilo- Philadelphia party of ovor 400, many of them worth from five to twonty-fivo millions of dollars, are mak-j : inj: a thorough investigation, visiting all the importaut cities, and taking excur? sions to mineral and tirabor lands with a view to investing th. ir money. A large number went to Atlanta to witness the opening of the Exposition ; others arc visiting the mineral towns of Alabama, while many more are to 1?' found so the towns of Tennessee, tir ginia and North Carolina. There are quite a number of separate parties that have private cars and remain upon them. The Philadi Iphia crowd occupy twenty-six Pullman*. Meantime enterprising local companies und real estate agents arc nol neglecting their opportunities. They arc distribut? ing maps and pamphlets in unlimited quantities nnd elaborating the value of special interests by personal interviews with I In visitors. The Middlcsborough company have n private conch fitted up for the purpose of showing the various I woods, mint rals, building stono and other j deposits to be found in the vicinity. Mr. Arthur goes in person and in advance of his I rain, visits the newspaper offices in the various citii - in which he exhibits it. and by Ihc liberal use of printer's ink, thoroughly advertises his enterprise, caus? ing something of a sensation wherever lie goes. in Louisville Mr. Arthur secured the adepti..1, ol resolutions by the hoard ofj Trade and the Commercial Club, calling attentiou to his exhibit, and commonding It to the investigation of capitalists. He adopts the Bamo tactics in other cities; and wherever he stops he attracts a throng of Investors who eagerly make inquiries and from whom Middlcsborough will se? cure additional capital. Indeed, there is not a town throughout the Southern mineral district, except Big Btone Gap, that doos not seem thoroughly alivo to its opportunities, and that is not doing everything in its power to attract the attention of these visitors. Every? where one pees evidences of the most roetloes activity and of a thoroughly aroused public spirit. To leave these busy scenes and return to Big Stone Gap is like deflecting from a rushing torrent spirited life and enter? prise to h secluded eddy in a nook, far from the maddening throng. It is clear that our people are not sufficiently ener? getic and euterprieing. Conscious of the fact that have a combination of ad? vantages which are uncqualcd elsewhere In this country or any other, they seem content to rcsf on those advantages und allow rival towns to outstrip us, supply? ing by their industry and spirit what they lack in Lateral resources. Wo have no agents to distribute maps or pamphlets, no representative to visit the newspaper officos and furnirdi fuels to the moldors of public sentiment, no aggressive and ener? getic manager to lay before these Inquiring capitalists the important results of out investigations of the vast wealth which oui mountains contain, or explain kite physical conditions which must result lu the connection and concentration of rait railrou.i systems at Big Stone Gap. It would seem that the bate mention of our disadvantages in this respect would ?route the latent energies of the commun? ity and quicken into activity the zeal of ?very one who is iu the least interested in ?h? development and prosperity of the city. It would cost but little to scatter our pumphletb containing plain and undis? puted facts und to secure the services of I a few reliablo agents at important point*?say Atlanta, Knoxville, Bristol and Hoanoko?who would sec that this Htroim of visitors do not pass our very gat.-: without having some knowledge of the inducements wc can offer them. There may lie some who will poo-poo such a plan, as they have poo-pooed every plan which was at all practical and prom? ised returns, hut it is to be hoped the good sense and public spirit of the community and of those at a distance who are inter? ested in our prosperity, will appreciate the importance of some such movement and contribute to it. We have rivals whose indefatigable efforts to surpass us and keep us hack must bo met by something more than cant and cold water. We must change our tactics. A must not wait for B and refuse to act because C does not help. A committee should be appointed and money and power given them. The timo is too valuable to waste in haggling and carping. The opportu? nity is passing from us every day. The hour for action has come?intelligent and immediate action?and it will ns surely go as it has come. If anything is to be done let it be done at once. An Appeal to the People* (To tin- E.tltnr of the Port.) The time iH ripe for earnest, organized art ion on the part of all who have finan? cial interests at Big Stone Gap aud who expect to realize handsome profits on those interests. Nature has been lavish indeed with us. band and improvement com? panies and other great corporations have done much, and aro doing and will do vastly more. But thero is yet ono thing needful. What are the people doing? They are the koynote to any success in town-building, book to the history of a hundred young cities that have sprung up within the last twenty-five years from grassy plains or Mack-jack thickets to lusty young Titans, rushing to the top of the census lists and thrilling the whole commercial world with the audacity of their successes. Has it bf?en land and improvement companies that have done it? After tho first few years, or months, these are forgotten! Has it been the in? tersection of great railway lines? Thou? sands of such points in the land arc still way-stations, boomlcts burst cd I In every instance it has been the people, believing in the destiny of their city, and roused to earnest, concerted action for it. Wc have gathered into Big Stone Gap the nucleus of a most splendid population, young men, active, intelligent, confident. Wo have as investors here the most intel? ligent classes North and South, men whoso foresight showed them the way the Gngor of destiny was pointing. All believe. Who will aid to speed the glad day when our dreams of a prcat city shall have come true' Much has been already done. Our Improvement Company, its officers and friends, have founded two great iron fur? naces, with two of the greatest practical iron makers in America at their head. They have inaugurated tho building of coke ovens on a large scale, by a company comprising many of the coke kings of Pennsylvania, in a coal field the richest on earth, whose black diamonds are far more valuable to commerce than the glit? tering gcw-t;aws dug from the sands of brazil or tho East. They have furnished us a splendid electric light system and a street railway, and are now busy put I in;: in a belt railway and a perfect system of water works, besides other improvements. We have one railroad in operation, and another?the queen road of the South for town building?almost completed; with a third ncaring completion, and still others coming. The great inter-State Tunnel, with its incalculable blessings, is being surveyed. All this is much; but it is little with the real work to bo done. One swallow docs not make a spring, nor one furnace a city. To mako a city we must attract hero a diversity of manufactures, large and small. Where tho thousand-armed artisan dwells, forging sustenance for happy homes from the giant forest and rock-ribbed hills, there is a city! Read the incoming figures of the census. They show us that this cointry is full of laborers, restless and ready logo forth to greet better conditions, and abundant capital ready to lead the way. How many of our 65,000,000 people? how many even of the most intelligent? know that hero, hero at Jb'g Stone Gap, Virginia?there is tho most marvelous combination of wealth-production factors on this continent? Wo know it! You and 1 know it! Hut how is the rest of (he world to know it. until it is brought to their attention?. We must tell it in Gath and proclaim it in Ascalonl Our light has too long been hid under a bushel. Wc must organize for persistent, effective ad? vertising. It is the people who can do their best, and who must do it at Big Stone Gap, or we shall sutler. Tho land companies will aid. Let tho Heal Estate Exchange, as representing tho interests of investors, and tho good of tho town, tako tho matter up and push it aB they are capable of doing. Now is the time for action. The sum? mer months have passed with their una? voidable dullness, and we are at the heart of the autumn. Moneyed men from all parts of the country, East, North and West, are coming into tho South now seeking investments. It is by far the most promising field, aud it is attracting world-wide attention. Many hundreds of tho most distinguished aud astute English and German iron-tnastcr6 aro abroad in the laud. Only two days ago my eyes fell on an item in a Bristol paper, which stated that four special trains of parlorcars, con? veying several hundred Eastern capital? ists passed through Bristol on their way to northern Alabama, and other points in the South Appalachian mineral region. Nearly every paper one picks up from the newly awakened towns and cities of this whole section contains similar items. Those items fill me with conflicting emo? tions; with pride aud joy that the moneyed and industrial world is at last awnke to the teeming richness of our long neglected mountains; with shame that Big Stone Gap, the richest point of them all, is doing! so little to let the world know what she has. 1 would propose the following as a prac? tical step, to be taken at once: Let the Real Estate Exchange call a meeting, inviting the co-operation of all interested in the town, and appoint a working committee to solicit funds by personal appeal, or by circular letters, from every property owner in Big Stone Hap and vicinity, for advertising purposes strictly. Let this committee ascertain the amount probably .needed, also the names of all property owners here and the value of their buildings which can easily be done and apportion the amount needed accordingly, and thus appeal to each person for a specified sum and for a specified purpose. People will contribute on this i)lan when they will not on any other, i.et the common fund thus raised lie paiil to some will known person as trustee, who shall keep and render an ac? count of it. With this as a basis, let the committee issue tilling and attractive circulars and hand-bills which shall be supplemental to the literature of the Im? provement Company, and employ comepc tenf men to visit the centres frequented by investors and distribute the matter,and point out to inquirers the advantages of the place and the present way to get here. Not a train should be allowed to leave Roanoke or Knoxvillc going toward Bris? tol without being supplied with these cir? culars and hand-bills, and there ought to be a wide-awake man kept at Bristol all the time for this purpose. Land sales are on for the fall and winter at nearly all the new towns. An agent of Big Stone Gap should be on hand at every one of them. Not a citizen or friend of the town should ever be allowed to leave it without a pocketful! of advertising matter to scatter wherever he goes. If we do this and sup? plement it by judicious advertising in the leading industrial sheets of the country, and get the exposition hall with its dis? play of raw materials ready, and its liter? ary bureau running, which now seems in a fair way of speedy accomplishment, we shall soon have a different face on mat? ters. All our citizens and friends will soon catch step to the music of progress and prosperity will (low in from all quar? ters until we lift Big Stone Gap to queenly supremacy in the midst of the greatest wealth-producing section on earth. MtMUEIl of ExcilANOE. IN TUE SOOTH. The Iron and Steel People Reach Nash? ville und Hurry on to Birmingham, Accompanied by Prominent Citi7.eiirt. Nashville. Oct. Hi.?A large parly of very important people passed through Nashville yesterday afternoon at -1 o'clock. The party was composed of Hfl:") of the ;">IK) Englishmen, German and Frenchmen, composing the British Iron and Steel In? stitute. They came in three solid vesti? bule trains, with dining cars and all the other luxurious surroundings of modern travel in America. The annual session of this important body of men has just been concluded in New York and Pittsburgh, where it was held in a spirit of return courtesy for the compliment paid England by the session in that country of (he American Association of Mechanical En? gineers' last annual meeting. This is the lirst time in its history that the English association has met in America, although there are many Americans who are mem? bers of it. It is a coincidence that this body of steel and iron men of high stand? ing and influence should visit America for the first lime in a year when the United States has confessedly outstripped all the world in its production of iron. And it is still further worthy of note that their first visit to America should have, as a prominent feature, a trip into the South. It is a recognition from this pow? erful center of influence of the great im? portance the South has suddenly grown to be to the producers of iron and steel. The three trains are traveling on a special schedule, and the party has been, and will continue to be. regarded as the guests while in this country of the Amer? ican Iron and Steel Institute, the Ameri? can Institute of Mining Engineers and the Mechanical Engineering Association. They were accompanied from Louisville by M. II. Smith, vice-president of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company. They were joined here by Messrs. Shook. East and Fogg, and President Thomas, of the Nashville & Chattanooga & Great Southern Railroad Company, who will go to Birmingham, Shelby, Anniston and Chattanooga. From there the party goes north to Luray cavern, and reach New York in time to sail November 1st. The party stopped in Nashville' only tw enty minutes before moving on to ?Bir? mingham, where $1(1,(1(10 has been sub? scribed for their entertainment. They will also be banqueted at Anniston. At Chat? tanooga a special programme has been arranged for Sunday, when the party will spend the day at Lookout inn, on the top of Lookout mountain. No effort has been made to stop the party in Nashville. As Col. Shook said last night. Nashville could show line horses and beautiful women, but what the parts is after is a sight of the undeveloped re? sources of the country. They talk and think iron ores, and would subsist on ores if they were palatable and nourishing. Lookout, Birmingham and Luray cavern were the three objective points. Still They Come Roanoke, Ya., Oct. 15.?There arrived from the North at Roanoke Sunday morn? ing a special train consisting of a bag? gage car and six Pullman cars, filled with Northern and foreign capitalists en route South via the Norfolk & Western road. In the afternoon another train consisting of three baggage and twenty-one Pullman curs came through, all going South. The visit of this large number of moneyed men will no doubt be a source of benefit, not only to the gentlemen themselves,, but to our entiro section. j HOT POLITICS IN CiEOKOIA. Senator ,Ioe ltruwn Emerges from Re? tirement to Make a Speech. Atlanta, Oct. 16.?The patriarchal Sen? ator Joe Brown, has pulled that leg out of the grave, and to-day it is announced that he will address the people of Georgia on i National Day at the State Fair, which is to be held at, Macou. This moans a great deal more than uppcars on the surface. Senator Brown's appearance on any oc? casion creates a sensation, but right at this stage of the contest for the position which he will lay down in March, Uncle Joe's announcement has stirred up a big sensation throughout the entire State. A few days ago, Gen. Gordon in the course of a speech, referred to Senator Brown as having one foot in the grave. This put the Senator on his mettle und uow ho is going to show that he is a very likely corpse. He is expected to say some? thing on the senatorial question, and when he does it will not be particularly pleasing to Gov. Gordon. CHUECH SENSATION. A Methodist Preacher Enters Politics an a Prohibition Candidate, and Is Ar? rnlgned Ucforc the Conference? A SHARP FIGHT AHEAD. I _ Nashville, Ten.v., Oct. 13.?There was a dramatic scene in the Tennessee Confer? ence of tiie Methodist Episcopal Church South at Pulaskiwhen the name of D.C. Kclley, D.D., was called. The conference was hearing reports of preachers and pass? ing characters. Dr. Kclley some months apo accepted a nomination at the hands of the prohibi? tion party. He was at that time pastorof the church at Gallatin. Some correspond? ence passed between him and Bishop Keener, who presided over the last Ten? nessee Conference, und and Dr. Kclley de? cided to withdraw from the race, but was prevailed upon by the prohibition execu? tive committee not to do so. The Rev. B. F. Hajncs, presiding elder of the Nash? ville district, was very much in favor of Dr. Kelley continuing in the field, and, as Bishop Keener had said that Dr. Kelley could not canvass the state and keep his church, he appointed the Rev. W. G. Dor ris to tlie Gallatin church, and Dr. Kclley resigned the pastorate. He has since can? vassed the State, and will poll, it is be? lieved, a large vote. When Dr. Kellev's name was reached Elder Hayncs arose and said: "There is nothing against him." Dr. Kelley then made his report and sat down. There was silence lasting fully a minute. Usually Bishop Hargrove, who was in the chair, would say immediately upon a minister's report. "His character is passed without objection:" but.knowing a challenge was coming, he waited for it. Finally the Rev. G. W. Winn, who has been a member of the conference fifty years, said: "Did 1 understand the pre? siding elder to say there nothing against Dr. Kelly? Docs 'not the Rule say that a preacher who leaves his work without the consent of the bishop is guilty of an offense before this body?" Bishop Hargrove, understanding this as arrest of Dr. Kellev's character, slated the law. and proceeded to appoint a committee of three members to inquire into the mat? ter and report whether or not Dr. Kelley should be tried by the conference. Dr. Kelley raised the point of order that the presiding officer could not of his own mo? tion appoint a committee not ordered by the body over which he presides, but was overruled. He then made the point of order that his character had been arrested in open conference without previous notice having been served upon him, as the Dis? cipline provides. Bishop Hargrove de? cided tiiat the proceedings were regular, but allowed Dr. Kelley to file a protest against his rulings. The committee of inquiry met a 2 o'clock and heard Dr. Kclley, Elder Hayncs and and Dr. Doris. Their report will proba? bly favor a trial. The committee had scarcely concluded its labors, when Dr. Kelley delivered a stirring political speech to a crowd in the court house yard. Fully one-half of the members of the confer? ence listened attentively to his address. PcLAStr, Texx., Oct. 14.?The opening services of the Tennessee Methodist Con? ference this morning was conducted by Rev. G. W. Anderson. Tho minutes were read and an amendment offered by Rev. Walker Lewis, who desired that they show that the Bishop asked Mr. Winn if ho in? tended to arrest Dr. Kelley's character, and he replied that he so intended. Dr. Kclley requested that the report of the committee inquiring into his case be heard at once. Rev. '1'. B. Fisher, chair? man of the eommittcc, made the following report: "Your committee in the case of D. C. Kclley, having carefully inquired into the facts of the same, respectfully report that wo judge ft trial to lie necessary in said case." During the discussion Dr. Kclley said, the bishop having discussed his case from the chair, it became his (Kelley's) right by every rule of law, justice, courtesy or civilization to be allowed to reply. Dr. Kclley cited instances where in other con? ferences the Bishop presiding had allowed full discussion before the committee of inquiry was appointed. Bishop Hargrove called him to order and said he could not allow a discussion of his rulings. Dr. Kclley proceeded to say that if this was the law. and a Bishop could, of his own motion, appoint a committee of inquiry, then he (the Bishop) had in his hands the character of every minister in the Metho? dist church. He was interrupted by the Bishop, who declared him to be out of order, amid some excitement. Dr. Kelley, however, continued to speak for a moment, but finally the chair ruled that he could not discuss the law upon the effect of in? dividual member. Dr. Kelley said the line proposed left him crippled at every point. He had la-en present at the making of the law. aud hearing the discussion, he was confident his case did not come under it. He had imt refused to do any work nor ceased traveling. His remarks were applauded. the BEPOttT nisroSKD OK. Dr. Toung called for the previous ques? tion on the motion to non-concur, and the call was sustained. The chair stated that if the report was concurred in it would necessarily raise another committee. Dr. Hayncs said that he was sorry the chair had injected this into the matter just at this point. The roll was then called. The motion to non-concur was carried by a vote of 111! ayes and ilG noes. J. M.Jordan moved that tin- character of D. C. Kelley now pass, but the chair ruled this out of order, as the confereuce had agreed to adjourn as soon as the report of the committee was disposed of. Another committee of inquiry will doubt? less be appointed this aftertnoon." Virj;inl:i Snubs the Count. Richmond, October 14.?The action of the governor in declining to go to tho en? tertainment given last night to tho Count of Paris has made a stir in this city. The governor had. a few days before the arri? val of the Count, expressed himself as opposed to Virginians taking any notice of the visitor, though it seems that this opinion was not known to the gentleman who gave the entertainment, Col. Archer Anderson. The governor's declination was made the more noticeable by the fact that he promenaded with his wife in front of Col. Anderson's residence a short time before the entertainment took place. The Count's visit has created something of a war here, anyhow. The country papers have pitched into Richmond for its recep? tion of the Count, calling it Richmond snobbery, and the city press has hastened to explain that the city has had nothing to do with it, the receptions having been given by a few individuals. The grum? blers are also hauling Gen. Joseph E. Johnson over tho coals for attending the entertainment. A King Deposed. The Haluk, Oct. 15.?The physician* altendinK fhe King of Holland had a consultation to-day wltb two of the Cabinet Ministen., when it was decided that tile condition of the Klug rendered him unfit to reign. I THE PRESIDENT IN INDIANA. The City Decorated?Thousand* Greet Him?A Talk to HU War Comrades. WixcnrsTKB, Ixd., Oct. 15.?President Harrison spent last night aboard his car, and at 6 o'clock this morning the special train pulled out of Indianapolis on its re? turn to Washington. The schedule pro? vided for a dozen brief stops to enable old friends in Indiana and Ohio to greet the President. At Anderson an immense crowd was gathered. The President made a speech in which he hid those in the au? dience who had been his comrades in war God-speed, and extended the 'comrades a greeting. He closed as follows: "To von, my old-time friends, not in politics, but in that pride and association which makes all Indianians?we arc all proud of our communities?I desire to say that while I have friends elsewhere, these were my earliest friends, the friends of my boyhood, almost, for I was scarcely more than a boy when I became a citizen of this State, and I always turn to it with affectionate interest." [Cheors.] At Muncie the President spoke from the rear platform of the train to a large crowd. He spoke of his loug acquaint? ance with the town and its people. He then dwelt upon the great prosperity which had been brought to all that sec? tion by the discovery of natural gas. He then abjured the people to keep in mind those higher things that make our country great. "I don't forget," he continued, "that your good country sent to the war of the Union in gallant regiments that went from this gallant State a multitude of brave men to stand by tho flag. [Cheers.] Some of them arc hero with you to-day. [Applause.] Now let that love of the flag be still uppermost in your hearts. Noth? ing has pleased mo more as I passed through some of our Western States than to sec that the school children everywhere had the starry flag in their hands. [Pro? longed cheers.] Let it be so here and everywhere. Let them learn to love it; to know its beauty in order that when the time of peril comes they may be ready to defend it. [Prolonged applause.] I am most grateful for your appreciative kind? ness, and if I shall be able in the dis? charge of tho high and difficult duties to maintain the respect and confidence of my fellow-citizens of Indiana, other things will take care of themselves." [Prolonged applause.] COMI'LIMENTlMi TnE SCHOOLS. At Winchester a stand had been erected and several thousand people were assem? bled. Every building in the city was dec? orated and even the telegraph poles were adorned with the stars and Btripes. The President after tendering his sincere thanks for the hearty and cordial welcome given him said: "No public servant in whatever station, can be indifferent to the good esteem of men and women and chil? dren like these. You do not know how much theso kindly faces, these friendly Indiana greetings help me in the dis? charge of duties that are not always easy." He closed with an eloquent tribute to the public schools of the State. Bbllefontaine, 0., Oct. 15.?The next stop waR at Union City, Ind., where the President again left the train and was escorted to the stand amid the firing of cannon and the shouts of the assembled people, passing between rows of school children who strewed his path with flow? ers. He made a brief speech. SHORT 6T0I-S. AND BRIEF TALKS. At Sidney, 0., a brief stop was made, and the Chief Magistrate shook hands with tho throng. At Degraff the Presi? dent spoke briefly to the assembled citi? zens. Bellefontaine was in gala attire. The President here spoke of his trip in general, and enlarged the view of the greatness of the country, which it had given him of its property and sturdy man? hood. After passing Bellefontaine short stops were made at LaRuc, Agosta, Ma? rion, Crcslinc, and other towns. At Alliance a committee headed by the mayor boarded the train. The President being introduced, said: "My fellow-citizens, there is nothing in which the American people are harder upon their public servanrs than the insa? tiable demand they make for public speeches. I began talking before break fust this morning, and have been kept almost continuously at it throughout the day with scarcely time for lunch, and yet as long as the smallest residue of strength or voice is left I cannot fail to recognize these hearty greetings and say some ap? preciative word in return." At Alliance the President 6aid in part: It is pleasant to -know that in all things that alfect the integrity and honor and prosperity of our government we rise above party ties and considerations. The interests of this government are lodged with you. There is not much that the President can do to shape its policy. He is charged under the constitution with the duty of making suggestions to Congress, but ufter all the legislation originates with Congress, and the policy of our laws is directed by it. The President may veto, but he cannot frame a bill. A BIT OF AUVICE. Therefore it is of great interest to you and to all our people that you should choose such men to represent you in Con? gress as will faithfully promote those poli- j cies to which you have given your intelli? gent adhesion. This country of ours is secured and social order is maintained because the great masses of your people live in contentment and some in a good measure of comfort. God forbid that we should ever reach the condition which has been reached by 6omc other countries, where all that is before many of their population is a question of bare subsis? tence; where it is simply, "How shall I find bread for to-day?" No hope of accu? mulation, no hope of comfort, no hope of education or higher things for the chil ? dren that are to come after them. God I be blessed that this is not our condition I in America. Here is an open chance for every man; here are fuir wages for fair work, with education for the masses; with no classes or distinctions to keep down the ambitious voung. We have a happv lot. ~ Let us not grumble if now and then things are not as prosperous as they might be. Let us think of the average, and if this year's crop is not as full as we could wish, we have already in the green fields promises of a better one to come. Let us not doubt that we are now, as 1 have seen evidence of in a very extended trip through the West, entering upon the up? grade in all departments of business. [Applause.] every hand bust. Everywhere I went in the great city of St. Louis and in the smaller manufactur? ing towns through which we passed, there was one story to tell?and I have uo doubt it is true in your midst?every wheel is running and every hand is busy. 1 be? lieve the future is bright before us for in? creasingly better times for all, and as it comes 1 hope it may be so generally dif? fused that its kindly touch may be felt by every one. At Mansfield, Mr. Sherman's home, the President said: I am glad to be permitted to stop at the home of your distinguished Senator and my friend. [Cheers.] I am sure, however, though you may differ from bim in political opinion, the people of Mansfield, and of Ohio, aro proud of the eminence which he has attained in the counsels of the nation and of distin? guished service he has been able to render to his country, not only in Congress but in the treasury department. [Cheers.] He is tho twin in greatness with that military brother, who led some of you as he did me in some of the great campaigns of the war, and they have together ren? dered conspicuous service to this country, which we, as they, love with devoted affec? tion. At Wooster University, 0., which was the first point reached in Mr. Mc Kinlcy's district, the President said in part: Friendly to all people of the world, we will not thwart their course or provoke quarrels by "unfriendly acts, neither will we bo so forgetful of the fact that we arc charged here first with the conservation and promotion of American interests; that our government was founded for its own citizens. [Applause and cheers.] Pittsburg was reached at about 7 o'clock. UK COMPLIMENTS MR. MCKINLEY. Pittsburgh, Oct. 15.?At Canton, 0., the President said: It gives mo great pleasure to stand hero in the prosperous and grow? ing city of Canton. I'm glad to be at the home of one with whom I have been associated in congressional duties for a number of years, and who in all personal relations with me, as I believe in all per? sonal relations with you, his neighbors, has won my regard, as I am sure he has won yours. [Cheers.] And without any regard to what may be thought of tho McKinley bill I am sure hero to-day you are all good neighbors and friends of Hon. William McKinley. [Applause.] Kind-hearted and generous as he seemed to mo, I am sure he has not failed on those social relations. Whatever judgement you may have of his political opinion he is making the masses of tho people proud of him as their distinguished sou. [Ap? plause] representative MKN. You have here to-day representative men from the shops, from the railroads, and from the offices of our city. You are living together in these helpful and inter? changing relations which make American life pleasant aud which make American cities prosperous. The foundation of your society is in your motto that every man shall receive such wages as will enable him to live decently and comfortably, and to roar his children as helpful and useful American citizens. [Applause] Wc all desire, I am sure every kindly heart de? sires, that all relations between employers and workmen shall be friendly and kind. I .wish everywhere associations were closer and employers more thoughtful of those who work for them. I am sure there is nothing in which wc all agree, whatever our views may be on the tariff or finance?there is no prosperity that in the wide, liberal sense does not embraco within it every deserving and industrious man and woman in the community. [Ap? plause.] We are all citizens and wc should be far from anything that detracts from our liberties, independence, and tho devclopmemet of our intelligent morality and patriotism. On arriving at Pitsburgh the President's car was transferred to the second section of the Eastern train, at 7:30 left for Wash? ington. Senator Quay waB on tho Biuno train. TARIFF OPINIONS. What Leading Manufacturers of the East Kay About the .McKinley 1)111. (New York World.) T. Jefferson Coolidgc, Treasurer of tho Amoskcag Manufacturing Company, Man? chester, X. II.?"Taken as a whole the act suits me. It will not increase prices, for competition will keep them down. Although duties may bo increased to 6omc extent in a few instances, the general result will be infinitely more to the good of the workingmau. We cannot compete with foreign countries wherever labor largely enters into the product and it is a mistake to think that our labor is any better that of England." Jordon L. Mutt, President of tho J. L. Molt Iron Works.?"The Tariff bill will not have any special influence on the iron industries as a whole. Pig-iron will pay the same duty, and very little of it now comes to the United States in comparison with former years. Competition will take care of the price. What wc want more than protection is the means to transport our surplus product to foreign countries. The Government should aid in tho estab? lishment of steamer lines." Lucien C. Warner, head of the firm of Warner Bros., bridge-port,Conn.?"Corsets of the cheaper grades will not, for the present, be materially affected in price, but must advance with the increased cost of living under the new tariff. Imported corsets will advance. The increase in the duty on lace is uncalled for. The duty of 45 per cent on coutil, which is not made in this country, will be a hardship." Ex-Gov. H. C. Warmoth, Collector of New Orleans and sugar planter.?"The law invites investment, so far as sugar-plant? ing goes, opens new avenues to enterprise, enlarges the field of both common and skilled labor and frees the breakfast table as it is free in no other country on the globe. The sugar schedule, therefore, invites my admiration." J. H. Brewer, President of the Manu? facturing Potter's Association, Trenton N. J.?"The advance is so slight on both the common and decorated wares that it cannot affect the business much. The selling prices of American goods will be highly advanced." William Barbour, President of the Bar bour Brothers Company.?"We will manu? facture more linen thread and import less from Ireland. There will bo no advance in price. Aa to weaving linen, we be? lieve that within a short time many an idle American loom jwill be turned ou linen goods." Capitalists on the Tariff. (X. V. World.) Jar Gould?It the tarllf on wool makes clothing cost more a person will get along with one suit where he would otherwise have two. ltUfsell Sage?It ?ill lessen importations and thereby save outlays for duties; give additional em? ployment to labor, while home competition will re? duce the prices of all products as low at they ought to be, I look for a healthy money market dating the next six months. S. V. White?The law is very wise and will not need a revision for yearn. Where the bearings are oiled the new machine will Kive general satisfaction. A Speedy Young Trotter, Lcxinoton, Ky., Oct. 15.?At the Fair Ground* track here yesterday, Fashion Stud Farm's (Trenton, X. J.) black yearling colt, by Eagle WrJ, 2;21, dam Lady Maud, 2:18^, by Gen. Enox, astonished the many horsemen present by trotting a quarter without a break in U :.'<&%. What makes the performance the mere remarkable is the fact that the colt never had barures on him until the twenty-second day of last month, and had never been hitched to a light cart uuUl yesterday. Mr. George W. St. Clalr, his trainer and driver, thinks he can go a qnarter at least three seconds faster than he did yesterday. Nowhere In the history of the trotting turf can be found recorded an Instance of where n horse with but eighteen days' handling could show such a wonderful barst of speed. Those breeders and horsemen who are advocate* of the developed alre and dam theory are elated over this wonderful colt's work. FINANCIAL. New Yobr, Oct. 15.?Advicc9 from Lon? don this morning were most depressing. The scarcity of money there added to the precautionary action of the Imperial Bank of Germany created the fear that the minimum rate of discount would be raised and the carrying of stocks rendered more expensive in the near future. The politi? cal complications between England and Portugal also had their influence in crea? ting an uneasy feeling there and early prices from London showed material de? clines from last night's figures. Upon the opening of our market there was found to be a heavy pressure to sell on the part of foreigners, which was immediately added to by further short sales for the account of the local bear contingent. The market here was more active than usual of late, but the increased trading was entirely in stocks which are favorites in London, a half a do/en stocks furnishing one-half of the sales of listed stocks. Ol'KN'INO PBICE8J LOWER. Opening prices were all lower but special losses were shown in Louisville k Nashville, Northern Pacific preferred, St. Paul, Atchison, Reading, and Union Pa? cific. Louisville was believed to have re? ceived some support on the scale down from the insiders, but the bulk of the pur? chases in that and other stocks was evi? dently from the bears, who were covering shorts on the drop. The decline was very sharp in the early trailing, ami while there was a rally in the forenoon it was feeble and soon came to an end. The afternoon drive was extended to a greater number of stocks than during the forenoon, and prices melted away rapidly under the pressure without support of any kind. the losses, Tho extreme losses mounted up to over i per cent in Louisville & Nashville, while many other stocks lost from 1 to 2 per cent. Sugar refineries, which had been the one strong point in the market during the forenoon, fell back again, and finally scored a fractional loss, although at one time it was 2 per ceut better than last evening. The movements in the general list were in all cases small and unimpor? tant. The market displayed at no time any recuperative power, prices remaining at about the lowest after any attack until another drive sent them down even fur? ther, and the last prices are In almost all cases at about tho lowest of the day,tho close being weak and made on a quiet business. Sales?listed, 258,000 shares; unlisted, 57,000 shares. New York Oct. 15.?Cotton easy; up? lands, lO^a'c; Orleans, 10 0-16c.; sales, 440 bales; net receipts, 03,S:??0 bales; ex? ports?to Great Britain,23,699 bales; to the Continent, 14,457 bales; stock, 484,214 bales. Southern flour dull and steady. Wheat dull and unsettled, closing weak; No. 2 red, $1.05%a$l .05%; options ad? vanced early %aj8c. on the large decrease in the amount on passage, reacted %alc. on reports from London of the disturbed financial situation, closing heavy; No. 2 red, October, $1.05%; November, $1.06)?; December, $1.07)-.<. Corn quiet and un? changed; No. 2, 56a56|?c; options dull and easier, largo interior movements; October," 56c.; November, 56)?c. Oats fairly aotive and firmer; options firmer and more active; October, 44 W,c.; Novem? ber, 45%c; ,May, 48%c. Hops fairly ac? tive and strong. Coffee quiet and stea4j; options closed stcudv and qoiot; October, $l8.10a$l8.15; May, $15.00u$i?98; Sagatfv raw, quiet and firm; refined, quiet aria steady. Molasses?New Orleans, quiet and steady. Rice in fair demand and steady. Petroleum, steady and quiet; re? fined, 7.50c. Cotton-seed oil, strong; crude, 27a28c; yellow, 32j^a33c. Rosin, dull and steady. Turpentine, quiet and firm at 40%a41 l^c. Wool fairly active and firm. Pork, firm and quiet. Reef, steady and dull; extra mess,$7.50. Tierccd beef, firmer; city extra India mess, $14a $15. Cut-meats quiet and weak. Middles steady and dull. Lard weak and dull; Western steam, $640; city, $l>.05; No? vember, $t!.4H asked; December, $6.52 bid. Freights to Liverpool steady; cotton,J.^d.; grain free. MURDEROUS MIDDLES BOBOUGH. Three Mure Men Shot In the Unfortunate Town. MiiiPLF.noRovoii, Kv., Oct. 15.?About 1 o'clock last night James Price, a white man and foreman on the canal, was shot by Tim McDaniel, a negro and a bad oharacter. The scene of the shooting was in the saloon owned by Bodkins k Bell, located in an unsavory district called "Over the Rhine." Price was sitting at a table in a back room playing cards with several persons. McUaniels, who is a big burly negro, passed through the room toward the back door saying some one had raised a chair to strike him. Little attention was paid to what he said, as the supposition was that he was under tho influence of liquor. He passed out of the door and made several remarks, at the same time tiring three pistol shots in rapid succession, one of the balls striking Price in the right side a few inches below the shoulder blade, paralyzing him, the bullet having touched the spinal column. Tho vicinity iu which this affray took place is a tough one, and the danger line is not passed until the railroad track is crossed. Dr. Lindsey, who is attending the wounded man, says that his wound will prove fatal. McDanicl's made his es? cape. Jim Davis, a drunken negro, entered a railroad camp on the L. k N. railroad, near the water-works, between here and the Gap, late Saturday night and began flourishing a huge revolver. He was im? mediately ejected, when he began firing into the camp. Two of the shots from his revolver took effect in the body of Will Russell, an inoffensive colored man. Immediately after the shooting Davis rushed up the mountain side. The campers immediately started iu hot pursuit and overtook him about ono mile from tho scene of the shooting. They opened fire on him, and he is supposed to have been shot, as on the first fire he was seen to clap his hands to his side, then fell and rolled down the mountain. After a dili? gent search he could not be found. Rus? sell has since died from the effects of his wounds. There is a great deal of excite? ment here over the killing. The Sooth Carolina Election. CotiKBiA, S. C, Oct. 16.?Captain Till man was present at a meeting of the State democratic executive committo yesterday. The committee issued a lengthy address, in which they declare that the" action of the anti-Tillmanites Thursday night wag independent, and that they had read them? selves out of the party. It dwelt upon the importance of white supremacy, and called upon the people to rally to the support of the regular ticket. There is subdued ex? citement among all classes. Both sides are confident of success. Pulitzer BeUrea. Nkw Tobe, Oct. IS.?Yielding to Um advice 01 als phyeiclaos, who represent It to be necesearv to the complete restoration ot hi* tight, Joseph PoUtaer has withdrawn entirely trom the editorship ?X tho World. The control ot the paper has been rented ta an ex?ca? live board ot iu principal aditors.