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B1C STONE CAP. VA. WATCHES, CLOCKS, SILVERWARE, SPECTACLES, ETC. W. C. ROBINSON & CO. Kol. i. BIG STONE GAP, VA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7,1890. .UEVIILITIItt! The Most Stupendous Upheaval in Modern Politics. ?Thp Democrats Sweep I The. Country From Stem 10 Stern. bey Gain Congressmen in Every State In me Union Where They Were Not Solid Before. Pennsylvania and Kansas fail in with the Democratic Column. A MONARCH'S VOICE. W ASIttN* tl in t 11 C . N"\. 6.?The latest ctuniVto-ni^bt irre startling in propor i- In 11! no guch revolution : i: :? ? oiiuty or any other. Sonn idea 111.13 !" formed of its depth and h.rcttdrli when I tell you. upon careful esti uites, thai tin present republican ina-i . ji.ritv in tli.- lower l!"u.-<' will lie reversed. Land thai life democrats will have that Ihodv hy a majority of over one hundred and i?i nl?' Vonr correspondent lias just seen the specials to the various leading papers of tii. country .1- well as tii>- lafcsl press reports. It an i clear from tin curliest returns that 1 r 1?- democracy had made great gains: '?n; the most rattle-brained eiithusiasl had little conception <>i its e.x lent. K?ster und McKinley arc defeated in Ohio,and thedemocrats in altogether I nine congressi en from t ?..?r State. I'at-i ti r.-"ii% plurality hi Pennsylvania is over' Ki.tKMI with :i fjain oi tin: .- congressmen! in addition. Massachusetts adds live to tin- !i-t and el ? ?;- a govi rnor hy 10,00(1 plurality. Kansas has heeu won almost solidly, the r< publicans electing oalv one 1 congressman in the. entire delegation.! The l.i gislattin: is also carried and Ingalls i will b< defeated lor the Senate, some' democrat tnkiut! his place. In addition to all liii.- (he democrats ' (iaiii congressmen in the following States: | Connecticut, '2; Illinois,.!; Imv?. ."1; Kan? sas, 5; Kentucky. I; Marylaud, 2; Massa-j ;husctfs, Minnesota. 5; Missouri, -I:! Nebraska, 3; New Hampshire, '2; New Jersey,-2; N"ew VWk, Pennsylvania, 8; Rhode Island, I; Tennessee, I ; Virginia, ?2. West Virginia, ?.': Wisconsin, Thi cxcitemi ?i hen i- intense. There ' ivas never -u.-h entliusiastn, even when] Cleveland u a< elected ('resident. t1ik latest; Wamiim;tos. D.C., Nov. G.?It is now alarmed that tin democrats will have a majority of over 150 ih the next House of I Representatives. ! NEW FORK. New Vo.:k, Nov. tl.?There was never! .mchetiihusiasni over an election in this! v,t- A : ? ?ick?? was gotten up, com-! posed of soreheads of the Countv democ ""' ? ?""'her of leading preachers, 11,1,1 " '""?I ?hat the Tammanv h*?* would sustain a loss. Everywhere,' v*r',hc ^?'<'crats havc a clear gain, ll'c latest return?, to-nighty indicate that! ,hc ^""Hcans will lose six of iheir dele ,: 'V,?--- this State, and perhaps more. . ?? aiiiu/i. 1 rowds, with torches, ?ging the streets; hands are plav-j '?? ???Ica,.arefiring. ' j !:'"? are a,ldres<i,,- vast ,h';!'-"=- Madison squarC) from n; ,m? T"V ^fhtt,els?"J-herever the speakers !?" find space to stand. T,"i ?c^P?Persfor I he past two nights " "??^??yiug,ho returns bv magic ? ????f ??? ? ' ? ?ill in front of w!,t ,,hc,rvpubncan ??d , W,"c!' ""PPorted the Hudou 1? Kct bvre. j^**! BW along Broadway,?; ? " "'!" C?r Pedestrians .0 vehicles, of course, are ???;: rkc stopped T'" been carried, which ,,rV" " <i~a,ie sen " I'1??:? of Evarts. TENNESSEE. fOl'UTKKXTll riCXXMBi ,?.,,;?., KOGKRanu .Iis...,,. v ,. enth distrii i 11 ? ' ".?Four ?akiiaii LI v . , tvldson , 1 1 " 1 ''-?The vole in ?1 hall o i'; , V-7 ,,#t? Nwhville ,..ocraHc.di??wt? HtrougK i:\ A\- dkpkat.ed. N'tHlIVltLK, Nov. (i?iiii.?Sliod Democrat, defeat Evans, Republi? can for congress. Honk's Republican majoritv very grcatlj reduced. Knos. Da vidson and Shelby counties dec! entire Democratic legislative ticket. Xasiivii.lk, N,.v. 6.?From returns re? ceived n low estimate places Buchanan s majorih at 23.000. T.M. McCoxxell, Chairman Democratic Executive l onunit tee. KENTUCK V. Louisville. Nov. 6.?Election quiet, weather fair sind light vote. Democrats arc probablv elected in all the districts except the Eleventh, where Wilson lias :i 1 Republican majorih of S,000 in Hie past to go oil. Pavnter in the Ninth has a fight Let will win. 'Caruth in Hi- Louisville district is elected by 2,000 majoaity. N EW JERSEY. l>i HOCKATIC ll"l SE. Tbkxto.v, N. J., Nov. <!.?Democratic senators have been elected in Esscx,Union, Moumouth, Somerset and Warren coun? ties, w'hich ui-cs them control of the Sen? ate Tin' House "ill also be Democratic. MASSACHUSETTS. hkjiocratio t!OVEK>*oh elected. Boston. Mass., Nov. 6.? At 4 o'clock a. in., 258 eities and towns in Massachusetts ?rive Bracket, Republican, 08,13-1, and Rus? sell, Democrat, 107,308 for governor, "/.mm i Li k.m.ii v. Noston, Nov. 5.?Russell's [Democrat) plurality is 7,000. IN DIA N A. COM. ItEMOCRATII . Imuanai-olis, .Nov. c.?The chairman of the Democratic committee claimsa major iiv nf not less than 10,000 on Hi.- state ticket, and eleven out of the thirteen mem? bers <d' congress. PENNSYLV AN I A. rATTEKSOX ELECTED UOVEUXOlt. Pun voelimiia, Nov. I?.?Complete returns given Bcpublican majority of 12,267. iteadino, Nov. 6.?Complete returns give Patterson, Democrat, lor governor, l',!?23 majority; Democratic gain, 1.5100. Philadeli-uia, Nov. 6?11:30 a. in.?Pat? terson, Democrat, elected by a small ma? jority*. COItTltAIT ok i'atteiisox. Piiiladeltiiia. No\.."i.?The Democratic headquarters have thrown out a portrait of Robert E. Patterson, their governor. IOW A. ilE.MOt'ltATIC GAIN. hi- Moixks, Nov. 6.?Eighty precincts shows nel Democratic gain of 1,323, on secretary of state. ILLINOIS. M.Mm ItATIC liOVEttXOII KOII ILLINOIS. fin. wo, Nov. (!.? Democratic StateCoin miitec claim thai private ndviccs show tii,' Democrats carried the state by a good majority; Hint they have certainly gained three congressmen and probably live. NKW VORK. I'emocuatjc IIOrSE. Niv Vouk. Nov. ?Th.' Sun says the inxi House of Representatives will he Democratic by 3">. the "World and Herald say I". and the Tribune declines to make a definite statement. OHIO. m'KIXLI v elected. Cincinnati, Nov. ?">.?10:30 p.m.?Mc? Kinley elected by a small majority. New llainpshier Democratic, which insures a Democratic senator to succeed Blair, Re publican. Coi.uMisis, Onto, Nov. (i.?Early returns from nearly every section of the State in? dicate a republican defeat. It is claimed that McKinley, who made large gains, is defeated by 250; and that i "Calico Charlev" Foster is elected bv 400. | FLORIDA. florida democratic. Jacksonville, Nov. 6.? Estiiutttcs state ticket Democratic by over 15,000 majority. Congressmen elected by largely increased majori ty o\ er ISS8. KANSAS. Tot'eka, Nov. Ii.?Kansas will scud for tin' first time in many years a broken Re? publican delegation lo congress. ALABAMA. Moxtoomery. Nov. 6.?An entire Dem-j i ocratic delegation was elected to congress in Alabama. NKW HAMPSHIRE. pemoi iiati0 ooveiixok. Concord. Nov. t;.?it is conceded that the state has elected a Democratic ?rover no:- and tli<- entire legislative ticket. A Democratic senator is insured. NORTH CAROLINA. lakke l'l.Miu batic oa 1x8. Raiileksii, Nov. 6.?Indications are thai the Democrats carry the state by about 40,000. Large Democratic gains in Con? gressional >ote in the 3rd, 4th and !)th districts. Democratic gains in legislative ticket steadily increasing. DELAWARE. Wilmington, Del., Nov. 6.?The demo? crats elect the legislature and congress? men, and claim the governor by 10,000 majority. SOUTH CAROLINA. Colvjiuia, S.C, Nov. i;.?Reports tints far received indicate tin- election of ti democrat in the Fourth district by a large majority; and tin- election of V,'. R. Till man as governor by an overwhelming vote, as compared with his competitor, A. C. Haskcll. Thedcmocrats have elected all Hie congressmen bul one. WEST VIRGINIA. Washington, D.C., Nov. 6.?Private dis? patches received here late lo-nigbt, from wheeling, WAV, indicate the election of Hie ??mil,, democratic delegation in Cou Rrcss. Wilson, Hart and Alderson, dem? ocrats, are. the dispatch says, undoubtedly elected; and Pendlcton, from the First district, is probably elected. -- . Winston Elected In Mluueapoli*. Mixxeai'olis, Nov. 6.?P. BAYiuston has been elected mayor after a hard fight but . by a good majority. He -jot the demo? cratic nomination some rears wgo, but found it impossible to overcome the repub? lican majority of 4,000, though he greatly reduced it. This lime he won hand? somely . Tom aud Jerry Have Tltelr Jokes. (Prom tl-eClilc?gu Tribune.) Mr. u,.,.,i v..-.s iuicrra-itcd in hl., remark* .-:t Bur Wik, l,v ,|?. fjK|(t, ?,?| v uii?. ,Vilillll., f?r |sa. , to 1* r,M,,r.s| |u. ?(1J u?| ^ ,,.xM Mk ' ,UM1'I*1"' ? I"" ?Iway? ??rt. in to a ,I?R flghu ',! ll"'d1?? remark* ? pmenti cry went up '"' l '??'>? J-rry lt.uk, who v.,., in He d'n party. H.tt ?t.?i RCttUewcu lauxbiuKijr nunarked that n ?ci t. r waaibtf r..r Tow .....I Jcrty tuaunif .kluii a spl-.-Cll. j FROM VIRGINIA. A Clean Sweep of the Knt.lre Field, and it Kehukn to the Force Kill, Its Daddy and Its Mammy, and Its Uncles and Its Aunts. A ROUSING MAJORITY. MUST district. Taitauannock, V.\., Nov. (i.?W.A.Jonca is elected by I,SIM) or 1,500 majority. Frkdkricksbciio, Va., Nov. li.?The re? publicans here now concede Jones's clcc i inn bv "\ er I .i1"" majority. Much enthusiasm. second district. Norfolk. Va., Nov. I.?The election passed ofl'vcry quietly in this section, and particularly in the two cities, where the democrats made a splendid triumph. The intclligi ncc from nil over the dis? trict shows a falling oil'of the Bowcn vote, and the indications of Dr. Lawson's elec? tion arc very encouraging, although Judge Murdaugh failed to divert the republican vote to the extent expected. In this citv Dr. Lawson's plurality is 1,411, a gain of 2,100. In Portsmouth Dr. Lawson's plurnlitv is 321. In Norfolk county the Bowdcn vote fell oil' tremendously, ami thai faction is de? cidedly dispirited. third district. Richmond, Va.,Xov. li.?The sun wore a bright and smiling countenance Tuesday, and the staunch democrats ami true white men of tin- Third district were happily en? gaged in the discharge os their sacred duly. [ The election was quid ami orderly, and a splendid vote was polled, considering the fact that there was no opposition. I The result was the return to Congress ; for the sixth lime ofthat true representa i live of the people's interest, Hon. iJeo. D. : Wise, w ho has borne the democratic colors in every figlli since 1880 ami has never j ; allowed them to trail in the dust, lie has i always been elected, though once cheated Olli of his seat. I Richmond never experienced a more or? derly election or n more perfect day for ! voting. The closed bar-room doors and the sight "I a few men around the polls were the only evidences that it was elec? tion day. The republican district committee failed of a i.lim: until it was too late to put up a candidate, and almost on the eve of elec? tion refused to act, and advised ail good republicans u> stay away from the polls. This action excited the ire of the negroes, j and at a meeting lasi Monday night one week ago John Mitchell, jr., a young col? ored man. was endorsed for Congress. Mitchell kept his friends ami admirers on "the anxious seal" for several days, ami last Saturday night he issued an address j declining to run. After the polls hud closed Tuesday night at ih"- second precinct of Jackson ward Clinton De Priest, a republican supervisor, ordered Registrar Taylor under ttrrcsl for refusing to allow him (De Priest) to han? dle the ballots. Messrs. A. J'.. Guigon ami Ed. Mayo, who had insisted on their righl to remain in lite room and see tin- votes counted, read the State law, which forbids ! any one excepl thejudges handling the bal? lots, to Mr. De Priest. Upon this he or ? dereil Mr. Taylor's arrest to be suspended, am! when the count had been concluded I withdrew it. no uiii district. Fetersiu ho, V.\.. Nov. (5.?In the splen? did majority given for Jas. F. Epes Tues? day, Petersburg has covered itself with glory. The white vote was practically solid, scarcely a dozen white men voting) for Langston. I The negroes contributed in two ways to democratic success?a great many of them 1 voted for Epes ami a great many refused 1 to vote at all. The republican vote is the smallest ever ; polled in this city, ami during the day \ ery few negroes were to be seen about (he i polls. In the first precinct of the f irst ward : th" vote was not counted. 1 The election officers signed a written pro? test against the legality of the election, placed it in the box with the ballots and gave it in custody of lha sergeant. The supervisors of the precinct had. taken the registration books from the registrar to make a copy. There is greal rejoicing among the ' people. kiftii district. Rocky Mocxt, Va., Nov. ?'?.?Lester's majority in this county i< estimated at l from 1,800 lo 2,000. sixth district. So; in Boston, Va., Nov.G.?This was the most remarkable election ever held in Halifax. The negroes, according to reports, abso? lutely refrained from voting, The few at the polls voted, the democratic ticket. The white vote, w hile not up to the lligh cst figures, was quite full. Paul V. Ed? munds'majority in Halifax may be2,000! or 3,000, which was practically the total vole cast. His majority in I*** was 1,1 all. Keysvilxe, Va., Nov. (i.? Light vide in this (Charlotte) county. Three precincts al Suiithville polled 170 votes. Kcysvillc polled I/*; all forl'aulC. Ed? munds, 'fhe same precinct last year gave i McKiniicy 420 majority. Lrxriini'r?;, Va., Nov. -I.?The election I passed off very quietly, and a very light vote i'i> polled, the negroes abstaining from any part in the election. The vote stood 1,340 for Edmunds and 13 for Sin 1 burue. Van Ncss did not gel a vote in the city. Roaxoke, V.l., Nov. (i.?Roanoke City gave Edmunds, democrat, !)C4; Shelburnc, prohibition, 11. seventh district. Uakkisonburo, Va;, Nov. li.?The elec? tion passed oft'quietly. About one-half ilie democratic vote was polled. The republicans made no organised fight against Col. O'Ferrall, but their vote in the Vallcj counties was casl as a rule for Underwood, the prohibitionist candi? date. Rockiiigham probably gives O'Ferrall I.?.'I'd majority, and Iiis majority in the district may reach 10,000. eiohtii district. Alexandria, V.\., Nov. li.?Information received here gives the following majori? ties in nine out of ten counties in the Eighth district: Lee. democrat, carried Culpepcr county by 500 majority, Orauge by I II), Louisa by 30(1, Fairfax bv 2(H) ami over. Fauquicr bv 1,250 and London by 1,1110. Hume, independent, has Alexandria city a.id county by 1,347, Stafford by 70 and King ?corge, by 205. Prince William, tht county yet to be heard from, is surely democratic, and gives from OKI to iWU majority, Geu. Lee's majorities in the counties heard from is ;.',;,i.il), and it can be safely estimated at 'over 2,800 in the whole dis? trict, w hich is a ^'iiiu of 1,600 over the rote of 1888. , v Tin; iiLOOtiv ninth. Estii.lvii.*.k, Va., Nov. (!.?Estillville precinct: Buchanan, 215; Mills, 202; Latest returns indicate ? majority in the county. M.viuov. Va., Nov. li.?The probable ma? jority of Buchanan over Mills in this county is 2-10. Democratic ?rain. 121, Abixgiiox, Va.. Nov. 'i.? Buchanan's majority thought to l.c 830 in Washington county. It' sb'n Democratic gain of 41 it. Du 111.1 x,Va., Nov. <!.;?10:45 p. m.?From seven prccints in Pulnski county Bu chanan receives 180 majority. The whole county will give him at least Hid mojority. Ten precincts in Washington county ?rive IMi majority to Buchanan. Bland gives Buchanan 7."> to I'lti ma? jority. There is a gain for the Democrats in all thi- ninth district. WVtiievillg, Nov. (>.?Wythe county gives Green for Senate 400 to 500 ma? jority, and Buchanan for Congress 300 to 400 majority. Democratic gain of about ?Jtilt. Pilaski, V.\., Nov. I!.?Pulnski county giv< s Buchanan about 130 majority. Six out of eleven precincts so far as heard from give Buchanan 147 majority. Anixcnox, Va., Nov. ?.?Fonrtcen pre? cincts in Washington county give Bu? chanan (Democrat) a net majority of t 1,094?a democratic gain of 553 over the vote of 1888. Tiie same gain in eight small precincts lo hear from will give Bu? chanan a majority in this county of 1,000; Telegrams to Buchanan from other coun : ties in the district indicate Iiis election by 1,300 to 2,000 majority. Mills (Republi? can) flooded the di<trict with boodle, vet every precinct heard from show large democratic gains. TKXTIl DISTRICT. Stai nton. Va., Nov. li.?The vole is ex I cecdingly lighl in Staunton and Augusta county. The city Mile is sirlid for Tucker. I'a.mh.im Citv, Va.. Nov. i!?Appomat tox gives Tucker a good majority. Bi k.va Vista, Va., Nov. ii.? BuenaVista participated in an election for the first time to-day. Seventy-live per cent of the registered vote was east and Tucker ; (democrat) received a majority of 145; A. I J. Taylor, independent, received 2 votes. tin: IRISH COMK. Tlie Fugitives Who .Jumped Their Rail Arrive in New York ami are Toasted liy Ollieials. Nkyv York. Nov. 4.?Win. O'Brien, John Dillon, Timothy Harrington and T. D. Sullivan arrived I his morning by the steamer La Champagne. They were met down the bay by a large delegation of Irishmen 011 board the tug boat .lohn E. Moore, chartered by the Irish societies of I tlie city of New York, j General O'Bicrne, of the barge office, I was in charge of the reception arrange '? incuts. The I.a Champagne was sighted early in the morning olT Fire Island and arrived at quarantine shortly after seven ; o'clock. There were about one hundred Oil board the .lohn K. Moore. These rep? resent twenty-two Irish societies. Among them were Patrick Glcason, president First .Municipal Council, Na? tional League: .lohn Gorman, treasurer; ex-Judge Brown, delegate from Ancient Order Hibernians, Ancient Order For? esters and Irish Borne Rule Club. Flag presented by Archbishop Drake to Irish Emigrant fair and which was given by Edward !.. Casey, of Anti-Poverty So? ciety, floated from the prow of the John E. .Moore. At -t in of two lines of J steamers representative Hags of all nations j were displayed. Soon as the steamer La I Champagne signaled, the reception com ; mittcc got on deck the John E. Moore. O'Brien was the first passenger to be dis? tinguished. The reception committee j cheered him and he waved his hat in re j spouse. THE M'COY FKUl). Rud SXeCoy, of the West Virginia Faction, is Riddled With Bullets. CilAitl.ivSTOX, W. Va., Nov. 6.? A special , from Elkhorn, W. Va., .-ays that ibid Mc? Coy, the leader of the notorious McCoy parly, of the McCoy-Hatlield gang, was killed in Tennis Camp, in Logan'county, W. Va., on the extension of the Norfolk & Western railroad, on Friday evening, by a mini named Dempsey. Eighteen ballets were found in Iiis body, and other parties are supposed to have assisted in the . killing. McCoy collected considerable money from the contractor, Tenuis, and was re , turning to his home, on Peter's creek, Kentucky, w hen I he murder occurred. An old grudge rather than plunder prompted the killing. The county is ? wild with excitement. It is believed that I Dempsey and his associates will be found and the death of McCoy avenged. McCoy ; is known to have killed eight men, but he , always escaped punishment. The report j is not credit 11I here, as word ought to I have reached here sooner than Elkhorn if j the killing had occurred. Mure Coking Coal, j Kdaxokp., Va.. Xov. i!.?line til the HtH?il vein* of c.'lii'i}- coal yet discovered, lias recently been found In Southwest Virginia, measuring twenty-two feel in thickness, w jilt tun feel of slate. It belongs to the celebrated Plnt-Toji or I'ocahontas flehl, which 1ms 1.11 partially developed in the pnsl few years aud j become mi universally noted f?r its coke and (teaming I qualities. I'lirtics from Graham have secured 10,000 I acres ol the wild land on which this vein was found; j also several oibi r-. of smaller dimensions. The Three C'S. j Johnson Citv, Xov. 6.?Col. It. A. Johnson, general 1:1.1; ager ><t the Charleston, Cincinnati a Chicago ralln ad company, accompnuieil by bis consulting en? gineer, Col. Dickinson, arrived here in a private car tlii- morning. Tliey w< nl out bna special train to the North Carolina line, having visited the section of the I road along tin- Clinch yesterday afternoon. Col. Johnson wan accompanied by Gen. Wilder, Sitpt. Ilar i ris and others. He lias nothing tu say in regard to j tin-future of tli - road further than It is proposed tu I resume work in a few days. Gone Wrong*. i Lucim 11.1 ?:, Nov. ii.?Orson It. Smith, a young man j well known in this city, who has been fur about six , i.:..;.!li> the agent for the L a X. railroad of Middies boro :gh, aud whose aervlec for that ruad extends over several yeara, was arrested at the Commercial otel this morning at C:3u o'clock by Captain Krakel and Gunther and charged with rohhing- the Adams Express Company at Middtcsborough of valuables runuing over fflOO. Young Smith la dudlsh in ?\r pearaiicc, wears flue < lothi.- aud affect.- tine airs, lie came to this cily Sunday morning direct from M id? ol sbarough in company with G. L. Atkinson, a young in. : shanl at thai city. Col. B?lrno Better. It'ii iimomi, Va., Nov. 0.?Letters received here from Coi. Itk'hard F, Bel me, who wax recently taken to a privat.' asylum, Indicate that Ids health is greatly Improved and that bis mind Is almost entirely rc i i Mured. His letters arc cheerful ami do not indicate j tin- least mcutul trouble. -. ? . A Uouiilo Tragedy. j CuATrAKOooA, Ti:.\x? Nov. 4.?At Kingston, Team', i to-day Jyhn M, Wester, Jr., town marshal, was ahot fby Japio? EUn/ardi?, whom the marshal was trylug to , :t and Wester In turn ahoi Edward?. Hutu men I died in an boor from their wounds. GRAND RALLY. The Citizens Hold an Enthusiastic Mass-Meeting- and Establish a Commercial Club. It I* Attended by the Horny-handed us Well as by Lawyers, Doctors, ami the Real Estate People. THE COMMITTEES APPOINTED. Pursuant to the announcement in the Post last Friday morning, the meeting of the Commercial L'lnli was held at J. B. F. .Mills' office in the Intcnnoiil Hotel, on Friday evening. A large crowd was pn s ent, and great interest was manifested throughout the meeting. President C. E. Sears presided. lie made a few remarks at the beginning, and then called upon a number of the members or' the club to make speeches, ami oiler any suggestions that might further the interests of the organization in any way. Mr. E. M. Hardin was first called upon, and he ex? pressed his gratification at the step thai had been taken, saving he thought the organization of the Commercial Club was a brilliant movement, and the thing we have been needing for some time. He spoke of the progress that Middlcsbor ough had made, and showed the superi? ority of our natural resources, minerals, location, etc.. over those of Middb sbor ough. "The day is not fat distant when we will he supplying Middlcshorough with all her coking coal, minerals and iron ore. Let us not depend solely on the Improve? ment Company to build up our city, but go to work ourselves and every man do his part." i oi.. J. ft. ADAMS. Col. Adams said that he was gratified at the earnestness of the citizens of I'd:; Stone Gap in the organization of the Commercial Club. We have been depend? ing entirely too much on the Improve? ment Company. The men who should have been foremost in taking hold of things here, have folded their arms and looked to the Improvement Company to' do it all. If you throw a pebble into the still pool of water it will cast a ripple over the entire surface: if you throw a I large boulder in il n ill stir the water more decplv. So it is with us. We can each do somctbing thai w ill be of good but by uniting our ctforts we can accomplish greater results. It i.- about time we were taking the bull by the horns, and making I some effort to develop our | lace. Tin s-' : committees that have been appointed to look after various industries will accom? plish wonderful things. We have re? sources here that the world caunoi equal, and why not develop them. SENATOR j. ii. r. MILLS. Senator Mills said that Col. Adams'; speech had so electrified him that he didn't think he would be able to add anything further. He spoke of the dullness and depression that had prevailed for some time, but said he. "I concur with the opinion of Mr. Masscy in that the things which seem most disastrous and injurious in many cases, arc for the best. Our j failure is sometimes our success. Some say we are not progressing in the building up of Big Stone Cap. but you will find in the history of every town of importance, that they have had drawbacks and obsta? cles to overcome, and something to fight against?like one suffering from an at? tack of fever?sometimes very low and sometimes very high. 1 think the move? ment on fool now is a good one. ami the future prospects of Big Stone Gap were never brighter." He spoke lor some time on the importance id' entertaining strangers that come within our gates, and the negligence there had already been in that particular. "Make every man that leaves the place feel that he can say some? thing good for us," ami let every one of us that leave say something good for the place. J have never seen the day when I would not defend Big Stone Cap. If I were not worth but $20,000 to-day I would be willing to put every dollar of it in en? terprises here. If the companies had my ideas of the matter they would not stand back a moment to offer the most liberal inducements to manufacturers. Senator Mills' remarks were very sinnig and practical. Mil. K. T. IRVINE. Mr. Irvine was next called upon, who responded in an eloquent manner, und aroused much enthusiasm. He said: "I am deeply gratified at the feeling that is being manifested in this enterprise. If this spirit keeps up and prevails we are on the road to final triumph and success. The motive power must come from the people. The biggest man on earth, with the most powerful muscles, is but a pigmy if he lias not got in his heart the spirit of honesty, pluck nnd energy. One brave man is worth a whole regiment of cowards. The very thought enthuses me that right here we have the location for a mighty city. No other words can express it. Nature has been lavish with us; she has called to us to go to work and forge from her the great things which make a city. Wehavc here at our doors the most mugtiificcut coal fields under the blue skies. I defy the world to compare with our coke; Cran? berry ore just yonder in (ouch, ami sur? rounded by the finest of forests, and rail? roads plunging through our very midst. What more can we a.-k nature to do to aid us in the building up of a mighty city? If you will pardon a little personal injec? tion, may 1 tell you how I came to be in Big Stone Gap to-day? While I was at college in Central Kentucky, we invited .John It. Procter to conic and give us a lecture. Some said they were disappoint? ed With what he had to say, but lie went on to tell of the hidden wealth of Ken? tucky and Virginia. He s.iid, "Here in the smiling garden of the 'blue-gnws region.' you are apt to scorn von moun? tains with their hidden treasures, but let me tell you, yonder in those mountains is where the wealth of Kentucky lies to-day? the must magnificent part of your empire! When 1 stood in Westminster Abbey, J saw above me. on the walls, the armor of her warriors, and around mo the shrines of her poets. My heart stirred within me as I thought of being an Anglo-Saxon. Some time after that I stood on the lino of Kentucky and Virginia, and there I saw the greatest coal lields I have ever seen. I saw stretched before me a range of hills containing the finest treasures in the way of iron ore in the South to-day. 1 saw the magnificent forests, and the wonderful resources of that place. Sud? denly I thought I heard the shrill whistle of the locomotive penetrating that long; neglected region. My heart stirred with a far grander pride than it did in West? minster Abbey. Young men', said In-, ?within ten miles of where 1 stood, there is a pass in that chain of mountains. Railroads are bound to pass through it. Near that place is the finest coking coal in the known world, .lust below it is a beauti? ful site for a town. Railroads are already building there. At that quiet snot is destined, some day, to lie the manufactur? ing and commercial center of the United Stal"s." At the conclusion of his speech, said Mr. Irvine. I asked him where that place was of which lie was speaking, say? ing that I wished lo go there. Said he, ' that is a gap in Stone mountain, called Big Stone Gap.' When I finished my college course I looked around for a place to locale, and first went to Middlcsbor OUgb. While there I heard more talk of Big Stone Gap than of Middles borough itself. Everybody seemed to think that nature had done for Big Stone Gap what she had done for no other place. It was liien that I decided to come here and east my lot. That we have resources second to none cannot lie denied. When shall we start to develop them? It is not for the laud and improvement companies to do everything; it is for each man to do his pari, and if the members of the Commer? cial Club will pull together, we will make Big Stone Gap the zenith city of the Ap? palachian mineral region.*' MB. W. K. HARRIS. Mr. W. E. Harris was next called upon, and asked to tell the pcople'of Big Stone (lap where he lived: ill response to which he said: "I can only say that 1 live at Big Stone Gap with all my heart, and while ii is true 1 have had my fingers in a little outside speculation Big Stone Gap comes first ami last with me always, and under iio circumstances do I take a subordinate position for this place. 1 have had an opportunity to study the progress of a few 1.ming towns this summer, the effect of which has had a tendency to strengthen my confidence in Big Stone Gap, and con? sequently have not had that feeling of despondency that has been so prevalent here." He spoke of the difficulties and obstacles that the people of Roanoke had fought against from the beginning, but had overcome them all, and it was now one of the most thriving towns in Vir? ginia! "What has caused flic development j of ItoanokcH Its success has been brought about by the people. They have t.ol had so much outside capital to aid them, but the people have taken stock in enterprises of all kinds, offered induce? ments to manufacturers, and in that way , ii ive secured them. She has not half the ; natural advantages we possess. Our re? sources arc itnci|ualed. I anticipated the depression that has hung over us for some j ? months, but am glad to sec you all in : such good spirit.-, and for myself 1 think I our future was never brighter than 1 to-day." j Mr. Irvine introduced to the club Mr. I Watson, of Asheville, N. C, who made a I pleasant and interesting talk on the j progress and development of that city, : and ottered many valuable suggestions to the people ot' Big Stone Gap, one being thai he thought the $|l)U.OUU which was about to be expended in Hie new hotel on Poplar Hill could be used more advan? tageously by taking stock in manufactur? ing enterprises, and offering inducements to manufacturers. He said whenever there were people here to support such a hotel there would be some one ready to i build ii. Among other good things he j said about our place, was thai it possessed i the greatest advantages of any town he had visited. The most important question discussed j in the business part of the meeting was I the method to be pursued in raising funds I for advertising. Mr. Irvine suggested ' that the company be incorporated, so that the land companies could legitimately I deed lots to be used lor that purpose. ! After due discussion a motion was made that the company be incorporated. Car? ried. On motion a committee of three was appointed to frame articles of incor? poration and take such further action as may be necessary to secure the charter. For the committee were chosen R. T. Irvine. W. .1. Sprolcs, and II. E. Fox. tin motion a committee of three were j appointed to assist Mr. McDow ell in titling ' up the exhibition hall. For that commit? tee were chosen Mr. Fox. sr.,W. K. Shelby j and E. M. Hardin. Mr. Simmons, one of the committee I appointed at the last meeting to solicit [.members for the club, reported that he ' had secured about fifty signers. ! After the adjournment of the regular i meeting, the industrial committee held a meeting, and Mr. Irvine, chairman, ap ! pointed the following sub-committees, and chose members for each: . 0MMIT1KKS. For a committee on car works were chosen .1. B. F. Mills. W. H. ColTman and Mr. Peters. For a committee on furni? ture, Mr. Estes, Mr. Stevenson; coiu ; inittcc on tannery, Mr. Young, Mr. Fox. Mr. Lovell and Mr. Muynor; stone cutting, brick and lime committee, John Hardin. Mr. Simnious, and Win. Wolf. Stove works and kindred tilings. Col. Adams and Mr. Addison. Harness and leather committee: Dr. Kunkel, W. T. Goodloc and J. M. Hardin. i Mr. Mills said he had donated a site for! an industry of that kind, and the party would begin work at once. Tailic aeid'and wood pulp factory, J. W. i Fox. Judge Maury and W. C. Robinson, i Mineral paint factory, Horace Fox, Mr. Hen wood aud Mr.Whitehead. Dr. Kunkel 'said he knew of 110 better place for an I industry ol that kind as there were even 1 wells in this place filled in the bottom with mineral paint to the depth of three feet. . I Sash, door and bliud factory committee, W. F. Baker, C. E. Spaldiug, judge Maury and Wm.Wolf. Lath and shingle factory, i Mr. W. !?'. Baker. Wire and nail factory, . Mr. E. ?). Bird. Dr. Kunkel said if each committee gels a plant in his legitimate ! line we w ill have a city. ! .Mr. Irvine requested that the members I of each committee report to him and sug i gest the names of others to add to the j committees not tilled out, and he said he I would have a complete list of all the com I mittces printed for distribution. He said I he would write, to the president of the Commercial Club at Rochester, N. Y., for a iist of manufacturers desiring to change localities, and to start up in new places; i-so that the members of each-committee could correspond with them. I Mr. Mills said he would report $30,(MH) subscribed for cur works at the next ; meeting. On motion tlie meeting adjourned to j meet Wednesday night. DINNERS AND COOKS. Decoration*?Length of the Dinner?The Cont of h Chef?The Cleanly Swede*? The Chef's ?Economic." WHAT WARD M'ALLISTE. SAYS. The Boston fashion, ado;.led here for years, of one's finding on entering the house in which lie was to ?i:ric a small en? velope on a silver salvor in which was inclosed a card bearing on it the name of the lady assigned to him to lake in to din? ner, though still in use, is,however, going out of fashion. We are returning to the old hain't of assigning the guests in the drawing-room. In going in to dinner there is but one rule to be observed. The lady <>f the house in almost every ease goes in last, all her guests preceding her. with ihis excep? tion, that if the president of the United States dines with you, or royalty, he takes in the lady of the house, preceding all of the guests. When no ladies are present the host shoulda.-k the most distinguished guest. or the person to whom the dinner is given. to lead the way in to dinner. The cards on the plates indicate his place to each one. By gesture alone the host di? rects his guests to the dining-room, say? ing aloud to the most distinguished guest: "Will you kindly take the seat on my right V" The placing of your guests at table re? quires an intimate know], dge of society. Tt is only by constant association that you can know who are congenial. If _\oii are assigned to one you arc indifferent to, your only hope lies in your next neighbor, and with this hope and fear you elite! the dining-room, not knowing who that will be. At the table conversation should be crisp: it is in had taste to absorb it all. Macaulay, at a dinner, would so monopo? lize it I hat the great wit Sidney Smith said that he did not distinguish between monologue and dialogue. When the president of the United States goes to a dinner all the guests must be as? sembled; they stand in a horse-shoe cirele around the salon; ill" president enters; when the lady of the house approaches him In- gives his arm. and they lead the way (o the dining-room, the president silling in the host's place, with his hostess on his right. Oil arriving at the house where he is to dine, if the guests are not all assembled, he remains in his carriage until he is notified that they are all pres? ent. No one can rise to (cave the table, iinii! the president himself rises. If he happens to be deeply interested in some fair neighbor, and lakes no note of time, the patience of the company is sadly I tied. On entering a salon and finding your? self surrounded by noted or fashionable people, you are naturally flattered at being included; if tin* people are unnoted you are annoyed. The surprise to me is that in this city our cleverest men and politi? cian-do not offener seek society and be? come its brilliant ornaments, as in England and on the Continent of Europe. Disraeli, Mr. Gladstone, Lord Palmcrston, all were in society and were great diuers-out. In fact, all the distinguished men of Europe make part and parcel of society; whilst here they shirk it. as if it were beneath their dignity. They should know that there is no power like the social power; it makes ami unmakes. The proverb is that "the way io a man's heart is through the stomach." Now. as to the length of a good dinner. Napoleon the Third insisted en being served in three-quarters of an hour. As usual, we run from one extreme I ? another. One of our most Inshiona' 'c women boasted to me that sin- had di' on! the day be? fore, and the lime tisumed from the hour she left her h e until returned home was but one hour ami forty minutes. 'I his is absurd. A lover of the flcshpots of Egypt grumbled to me thai his plate was snatched away from him by the servant before he could halfgcl through the appe? tizing morsel on il. f lu's -late of things has been brought about by stately, hand? some dinners,spun out to too great length, line hour and a half at tiie table is long enough. AN EDITOR'S DESPAIR. Col. .loo. M. Fleming of the Knoxville Sentinel Attempts to Take His Own Lite Hut Pulls. Knoxnii.i.k, Nov. 5.?About <i o'clock vesterday evening .lane Ward, a chamber? maid at the Lamar house, was passing by room No. 37 in that hotel, w hich has been for some time occupied by Col. .lohn M. Fleming,late editor of the Sentinel, and one of the best known newspaper men in the St.ite. She heard a call from within the room, and, looking, saw Colonel Fleming lying on the bed, the clothing of which was covered with blood. Asking him what that meant, he told her that he had attempted to commit suicide. She asked him for the knife he had used, foil he re? fused to give it to her. She ran down stairs and informed .Mr. Lcunon, one of the proprietors, who went up to Col. Fleming's room and found the horrifying statement made bj the chambermaid only too true. lb- found tiie Colonel lying on the bed with the cover over him. Mr. LciIUOIl asked him for the knife, but he refused to give il to him, when it was t.'.i-.i 11 from him by force. The knife was covered with blood. It is a common two bladed } knife, the larger blade being about three inches long. A physician was summoned ! and upon examination found that Col. ! Fleming had cut himself on the left side !<d' the neck, a gasii about three inches j long but not deep, evidently meaning to sever the jugular vein. In fact lie ad I mitted himself to a Journal reporter that that was Iiis object. He had also made an I attempt to penetrate his body, twice in the region of the heart and once farther down, on the abdomen. He says that he deliberately placed the Jviiii'e to his body, held it with his left hand und attempted to drive it up to the hilt with his right. He Iis physically very weak, and to this may ! possibly be attributed the tact that his I attempt was unsuccessful. IIlK Lumber Deal. I)k8jsro.\to,OxT., Nov,S.-F. Wf. Haihbun&tS>.,iuiD ber utercbauU, rvceiitl) nurchaMsl the itnutetwe lint ber limit.* of Golmorv it iv, andarvnow negotiating with tiie English (or tin- Mileof Iheir joint concern?. The ByuiUciitc bat? made ? preliminary otter uf <M,ixw, Mo, but Ibo Rnthbuii? want $7,000,000. A Nice Tea Party. (Louisville lV?t.) Gen. Cattleman entertained at lunch at the Pen dennin to-day lir. Janus Lau?! A1?MI, Mr. Hubert Hucfs Wllaon,' M-. Johu W. Y-\, C- ;. SuSufeW Joiuv Klon and eevertf other gentlem 'ii 'ill* i ?st Chance, Secretary BiiolU will i..? a ? r. r ijvt i:oi,;.-Crw>; Ixi* stamping tour than Sir Jubaii heum fote'w:':! he ?Veu tu renew uv^ottaiioua in Ibo behrlug ihn? iu*Uer.