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W. C. ROBINSON & CO.
The Leading Jewelers. BIG STONE CAP. VA. TONE WATCHES* CLOCKS, SILVERWARE, SPECTACLES, ETC. W. C. ROBINSON & CO. VOL. L BIG STONE GAP, VA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5,1890. COMMERCIAL CU B. ...Ii.,. Ktporl Made l>? Mr. Irvine .in.l Other*, hikI :l SpeCCll I?) OWI. Kurdin I f .imr < ?nnolidittton ..I nil I Ik- Coil?l?l?lll*H Here. OTHER MATTERS OF INTEREST. At Ii .- in.. lint: "i Iii- Commercial Club, Krida} night, tin- secretary being absent, tin- vacant-} was filled by Mr. W.S. ['aimer. The reading <>'? ii-1 minutes of the last meeting! >\.t- dispense*! with. Mr. Irvine, one <-t the Executive Board, called on his commit tee t<> report, but ii; ..!. investigation none hut himself were found to I- [.resent. 1!.- spoke ?.:' the im? portance ??: Ii i- coniniilt? ?? hcing on hand regularly, and ^ ??iJ?? I hey were ail bnsy men. ii did seem that I hey could each isparc on< ii.-iii i:i weefcV-andrencour agc and benefit the club 1.;. their presence. Mr. In ine having just n turned from Ken tucky i l <?(' his tri;.: "I made ii a point totf. to awaken an interest in our club while away, and was able lo il" so tu a large , xt. nr. I fuuud that those investors in Hi:: Stone Gap have far more faith in t!..- place now than ever before, mid that faith i> more substantial than ii was last Fehruarv. being founded now on I he dem? onstration thai wc !.;.*?? goi here the ma t. i nil forces with ? I i i?-1 i to make Gi^ Stone (Jnp 'ii "real [dace. The} now realize that a lot cannot 1" t*? ? nt one day and sold tlx ncsl :ii hi enormous profit. They have conn In know that the proper way to build up ;i ? it} i-1 for t 1m property holders t.tribute tor the advancement and advertiseinenl the place, attract the at tcntioti "I manufacturers and do away with the speculating business. I have fuuud that spirit prevalent throughout Kentucky, and have visited a majority ol those interested here. While 1 was in Kentucky the big sale at Middlesborough t....k [dace. 'Middlesborough' was on cv ervbody': tongue. Despite this they all seemed i" li.ml. that nature had endowed Big Stone Gap with far greater tdwn making elements than Middlcsborough. ??| found a feeling there tlial we are a litt!?- band, struggling lit rough a year of revcrsi and stagnation, and they give Its credit foi .it :ili. I think they are going to show their practical faith in us and ..in- [dace In handsome contributions to tin'- club. I approached them with the schcmi the committee had formulated I., raise funds, by assessing all the ?^??m-1 panics tii? ? ii- pro rata,ami ii >>as sanctioned | I?} all. i visited the Fayette Laud com pant people, the most -.i whom are in Lexington ami Louis ille: also sonic of th< owners in the .Icrow-Mcyers tract, ih.rcc-seventh* ofwhii Ii i owned In K, n tueky parties also Gen. Hard in and the S..11! '?? Appalachian Land Company people, and cxjih. ?! purposes and what we ?? \I ??!??! of tiiem all. The} gave me a great deal - eiiCoitragameiif. Many thought that these step: would ultimately I lead to a combination of the companies.) Thet e> press? il their ultuosi confidence in .! -U. will have .. meeting of the finance comn itfee in .i few days and perfect onrl plans in regard to the assessment for : .i ii ig funds, and I think in a very short while \>.- ?hall have uiotiftj at our disposal I lo ca ry on the work wi have so vigorouslv ? iiudert.il- ? n. ? I find that there i.- a great deal of money read} I" b< in vested: in Big Stone Gap upon :!i.ui] lelioii of I In Louisville and N\ash\ille railroad. This is what has bi ? si k. ? [dug them hn< k all litis time. Main are favorable to building; and will commence as soon an shipping facilities are increased. I talked .\itli some of the Louis.ill. ,\ Nashville people and found (hat iii.ii expectations wen- us great a> "in-. Thet ? vpeet :i second Birmingham, Inn i il ..t i ;? Stone Gap possesses ele? ments i.ii superior tit Birmingham. It is with tlii- feeling thai the} arc construct-: ing such a magnificent road-bed..utid ex-1 pei i to equip t hcii line .. ii h the > cry lies! rolling stock. 1 came home more thor on**ltt\ iinbiietl than ever. We have made a good light, and .il! we have to do is to pull togeilier .i ?tii.- longer and our ef? forts will be crowned with success." C. K. Scarf.of the lieceptioii?'ommillcc, reported thai in. visitors during the past p.-.!. had been pretty well eared for, Miere being .i number of volunteers on the com- j miilce when the Duke and Duchess were with us. Mr. Shelby of the ITnance Committee, said he had promised ul the lasl meeting t" maki i definite: re|uirt this week, but a ??'?> -? f?l hu ii-.. ss hail rendered ii impossi? ble lo devote mm !i time to it. We have reasonable hopes, he said, of getting ten or fifteen thousand dollars for club purposes, anil just a> good as have il t>? our credit in the bank now. Ii was agreed thai Ihc finance committee hold a meeting on Saturday a ft em. al the Appalachian Bank Mr. Ii vim n| (he Adverii; ing Commil tee reported Iii t envelopes and letterheads had been printed for the club, and sug? gested that the} be lefi .-.t the olhce of J. W. Sprob ? for distribution. He said the., wore waiting until the linauce committee had i iiinpicli d tin ii plans before proceed? ing von fur but bitei on ihoy expected to subscribe for periodicals, magazines, etc.. for the ii . uf the club, ami suggested j thai the room i?. k.open certain hours I in iIn day for i.ading purposes. 11 Iii;K IM \. \\"? KKi'lOIT. ?ludgi Duncan, oi ? i? ? - Grievance Com? mittee, wu* culled on. After, making a few ? ill} i .?marki on I in- emirl house ipiesl ion. which hail be, :l absorbing ii;-.- interest ?>: Hi' It -i several days, he said : "!h< greatest ? :n \ iuncc I know ol is that ""? enough i. Iming done In tin- citizens d?n il} i .i. .. -;. i? place. It is a biet, a has beei suid, that Big Stone Gap, vil,: sui iutiding-. has more natural ?"?.lagi - than otlu : plaices thn'. are ex exciting public attention, am! it is well known tii.ti it has superior advantages to any other neu town in the South. Vet I here i> nothing like tin- advaucuiiieiit being made 1.. re that other towns, arc enjoying. Natural advantages alone can never build up a city. If thai were the case Vork Town today would lie a greater city than Neu fork. It has a finer harbor and superior advantages. But there must '?? a spirit ?.l town buifdiug and not of speculation. The spirit that has animated the people here so far has been one of 'speculation. So long os that keeps up Big Stone Gap will never l?c a city. "When I ?as at MiddlcsliorOugh some lime since." said he, "they were just send? ing out their advertising car. It tva* laden with everything that was attractive, and it made little difference where it came from. It all went out as Middlcsbo rough products, and the result was realized at their recent sales. They have not half the natural advantages wc enjoy, except a plat ol beautiful, level land which over? flows every time Yellow creek gets on a tear. Wc have the finest undeveloped coal in the world. "You may say it i- because the Louis villc& N'ashvillc'is not completed thai more is not being done. This road will accelerate the progress a great deal, bul something must be done on the part of the citizens. \Vc have one road now just as Middlcsbo rough has. with better prospects for more. The Norfolk and Western will lie completed to Princess Flats by the l?th of December, and the Louisville & Nashville t" this place by the 1st of February. These railroads alone are not going to build up the place. The people must aid I hem." Mr. Irvine, chairman of the Industrial Committee, reported that further corres? pondence was being carried oil with Mr. Super in regard to locating Iiis car works at t his place. Mr. Fox, of the Tannery committee, made a speech on the tannery business, giving some observations made by him on Iiis trip to East Big Stone (Jap. and around at other places. No steps, however, have been taken to form a company for that pu rposc. Mr. Harris also made a talk oil the tan? nery business, saying that a factory of thai kind would add something, and lie was in for anything to help things along. Mr. Harris introduced a friend, Mr. Brown, of Washington, D. C. who spoke of the importance of advertising, and how Northern capitalists were being attracted to this particular section. ?KS. IIAMHS SI'KAKS. (iuti. Hard in was called on and spoke on the importance of advertising, and of making greater efforts to secure manufac? tures. He said that while at Glasgow he learned that there were beginning and be? ing completed; $2,500,001) worth of enter? prises, not including a deal with English capitalists involving over a million dollars. Lots are selling there on a half dozen different streets for twice, the amount they are selling at this place, and he would rather have one of these lots in front of the hotel than three of those. "We all recognize the fact that when this company was formed a serious blunder was made in the execution of bonds. Seventy-five per cent of all the sales has to ^o to satisfy the bond-holders. I have suggested that all the companies consoli? date. Then let them buy the land lor four miles up the river and live miles down, and form one largo Company. I think they have all come to the conclusion that un? less some plan is devised by which to liq? uidate the bonds of the Improvement company our progress will necessarily lie slow. If such a company as this he formed 1 believe the bond-holders would lie will? ing to accept preferred stock in this new Company in lieu of the bonds they hohl. I 1 believe it will ultimately come to this, and ; (he more it is agitated the sooner we will j gel to it. When this is accomplished, with our superior conditions, there is no reason why this should not make a great city." lien. Hardin made an interesting speech ? ?Ii the resources of this section, compar ing our coke and minerals with those of j ol her places, and our advantages generally, lb- expressed his utmost confidence in the future of big Stone Cap. and encouraged the club bv hi- talk. Mr. \\. C. Robinson reported $1?! col? lected during the week lor dues and lees. It was decided thai hereafter the club meet on Mondny night, commencing on Monday, December Ptli. -? ? . Till: I'lt KS i DENT'S MESSACK. W hat some ol tilV LeildillK N cu-paper Say Aliout It. (Washington Post.) j The message as a whole is to lie com- | mended for its tone and lember. Those who were expecting from the president a I ?ail of dispair over the recent political reverses of his party, or a frnutic appeal for help in behalf of a l*nion endangered | b) democratic success, will lind themselves j disappointed. The president takes a se? rene and hopeful view of the situation. He calls no halt on any ol the great prin? ciples for whinh the republicans are con? tending. He plants his standard in ad- j \ mice of their temporarily ha filed columns. We may even read between the lines au | assertion of leadership which, under the circumstances, is brave and timely, and I worth} of an occasion that not only calls \ i'o! the philosophy to accept defeat, hut tor the courage to retrieve it. in. i avoi.s the Kom i: ihm.. (Xc? ^ ?rfc Sun.) The principal (hing in President Harri? son's message is a zealous rccommenda tion thai the force lull should he taken up and pressed through Congress. There i- little need of any further argu? ment upon (his subject. This hill is sim? ply a revolution. Its one purpose is to continue the dominant party in power; and to this end its promoters are willing to destroy local Sell-government, to over? throw tin- rights of citizens and ol com? munities, and lo change a republic of free elections into a concent rated party des? potism. Thi- scheme should he resisted deter? minedly, unyieldingly, uncompromisingly, by even democrat. If necessary, every means of delay and obstruction should he resorted to in Congress. The mischiefs that are sure to arise from Mich a political revolution are so great and so grave as to overshadow every other question. Whatever diflcrences ol' opinion may exist among democrats concerning other objects, h i there he a unity and CO-opcra tion concerning this. Preserve the liher lies ei the people ' Put down ihe republi? can conspiracy to ilestrov I hem ! Three fa All night. Johnson City. Tk'ssx., lice; 4.?More ami better news conn loan the Three C* railru.nl. Chief En? gineer >:??:?? world telegraphed rr?oi x.-u Yorklast night ihm money matlcrf would he all right in three i.r four ii.iv- Contractor Ketiefccfc received a tele? gram requesting hint :?? come i?. Sew Vorfc at once an Ihianwi am re in the rljjht sll.i|N'. II.- |. fi laid night. IV. neli. .t I'-;..ii.k i nt i:t the Journal to-day, :. ??'- .i s.vnillcale of ItoMon eaiiilati-i* w in. hnvc ?I. hied t.. lake tlr coin|tan.? -1..1.. - Tillinnii on Ha1tt|itoii. ??..i i \u i v. S. C . IKw, 4.?(ioveriior-lect Tillinaii Ntys, in a card |Hthltt>lic(l to-day, ili.it Senator llauiii lou Will lie defeated for rc-eleetloii lo the Svtialc ou accouut of Id* own nets; thai it i- hi* commcuilatlou ol tli.' llask. ll inovcmciit ami hU inicrfori'ncc with the ''family Bglit" during the campaign. Will Pay out. (lUrmlngbatu Agcllerald.) It Ugratifying to know that Hie fulled Sialis Holt lug Stock Uout|ianj . >it llllimis, that owned works at Decatni ami Auulston, in ilils State, will prabalily MHin overcome it* cmbarraaaincuta. Interview with Gould. "Have you Itceu guualug for Wanainaker?" "1 never owned a gun in my life." HOSTILE REDSKINS. A Lawless Hand Committing Nuny Arts of Depredation?The Savages are Slaugh? tering HnndredM of Cuttle Wliicli Melons to the Government or 1 he Set tiers?Houses and stores Looted. HOSTILITIES COMMENCED. Omaha, December it.?A special from Tine Ridge ugeiicy says: The Indian po? lice on duty a few hundred yards from the agency buildings dashed into Agcitl : Rogers' office late Saturday night and said that a panic in Camp Friendless was I inevitable unless they were given protec? tion. All had received an urgent invita? tion to join the hotilcs and go on the war path with them. Agent Hogers sent them extra guards, one hundred armed scouts, hut even this did no good. The Indian village con? tinued melting away and Sabbath morn? ing revealed the fuel that over two thirds of the 3,000 who were here at sunset had disappeared. The hostilcs have decided lo move their camp into Had Land.- and there await the coming of the troops to capture them. They began moving there yesterday morn? ing and by night all were hidden away in thai region which the best scouts describe as heilig worse than the lava beds in which the Modocs took shelter. These Bad I.amis Begin at the mouth of Wounded Knee creek, of which so much has Been heard of late, and which is the gathering point for all these hostilcs. ami where lite ghost dance started upon the reservation. They run one hundred and ten miles northeast to southwest and about fifty miles east to west. It is an utterly Bar? ren region of precipitous canons and fan? tastic and ghostly format ions, ami hut few while men are acquainted with the region. Indians, however, knowing il thoroughly. The fact that it is possible for Indians, when once established there as thcy.nre now to continue making raids upon set? tlers adjoining Bad lands, will certainly, il would seem, induce soldiers to push into the region after this Big thieving hand of rebels, notwithstanding the fear of chances to be incurred. The Seouls thai Brought the informa? tion concerning this [dan ol the latest hostilcs, also said that the latter had just slaugltCrcd five hundred head of govern? ment cattle ami three hundred Be? longing to.Gov; Mellellc, of South Dakota. The scouts saw this Beef Being hauled in wagons and pack trains to the new camp in the had lands. Many wagon loads of floor ami other provisions thai had been Stolen from settlers were also seen headed toward that region. General Brook has just received a tel? egram from General Rugcr, warning him (hat three hundred lodges (about I.nun warriors) of the Cheycntics were coming from the Cheyenne agency to join the hostilcs near Bear. The sixlh cavalry, i n route from Alhuqucrkuc to Ft. Mead, has Been ordered lo slop ;'f Ft. Sillcinper. Another ghost dance fever has Broken out. This was the day set for the appcarau e of (he new Indian Messiah. But. so fa.- as j can Be learned, the red children who.hare hugged the delusion, have hceji disap? pointed. Charley Turninghawk, w ho keeps store on Porcupine, came in yesterday afternoon ! and reported thai the hostile gang had; raided his stoic and taken nearly onc Lhousaud dollars worth of goods. A par? ty of eight scouts under frank Gavard, chief government scout, just started out to gel further informal ion and very im portanl developments expected. Troops arc >iiil under orders ami will be ready to move on a moments notice. i iii. si tu ai Ion \!. ik3ii.vo. Washington'.- Dec. I.?Secretary of the Interior this morning directed that the Sioux Indians be supplied with: increased rations sufficient to conform to the agree? ment made in \>i',. The appropriation for supplies for the Sioux have decreased every year upon the supposition that the Indians were becoming more and more capable of mainlaing themselves. Owing, however, to the partial failure of crops for the last year or two and restlessness i>; the Sioux which is believed to be in a measure due id the reduction of rations, I he secretary has ordered an increase. Gen. Miles spent half an hour with the secretary of the interior ihi^ after.-n in discussing the Indian situation. Upon ? leaving the secretary's olhce, in answer lo I inquiries by representatives of the Asso? ciated Press, he said thai the Sioux con? tinued to In- very much excited and thai j he feared an outbreak, lie said he re? garded the situation as alarming and that | In- should hasten hack to Chicago to? night. He expressed hope, however, that the military would be aide to prevent bloodshed. hostilities iieoin. O.m.mia. Xl.'m.. Dec It,?The following comes from Pine Ridge agency, South Dakota, via Rushville, Bed Hawk and Guy Belt agency. "The police have just re? turned from spy work at the camp of Roshiles in Bad Bauds. One had his horse shot from under him and Both were chased away with Bullets. The hostilcs said they were prepared for the last great Battle in history. All are thirsting for Blond. A < OM.KJ.SSMAN ELECT, Stories Tol?t of an Eccentric >Ieanher of the Sext House of-Representatives. (Cliibo-UeiuDcmt.) Washington, Dec. .'!.?'I he next Hous will not I'-- without its picturcsqe chare acters. Lewis Stewart is coining from Illinois. Mr. Stewart i.* about .'>.'>. lias a large family, is finely educated, has trav? eled extensively, anil will he the most eccentric mcmBcr of the Fifty-secoud Cougrcss. He iloes not permit a carpel or a stove in the lino house in which he lives at i Aurora, III. One of his rules is to allow I his Boys no spending money. He gives them credit at certain stores and foots the j bills. Two of the younger sous developed great aptitude for lii-hing nut long ago. They produced strings of fish which made the old gentleman proud of their success. j Not long afterward a Bill I'm- $:.'.> came from a hardware store. Il was paid. The old man asked his wife what it meant. She couldn't tell. He investigated and found his hoys had bought $&> worth of "fishing tackle," and had done a trading business for fish with all of the hoys in the neighborhood. The Bill was framed, and it now hangs in the Stewart library, with this comment in the handwriting ?l' the father: "My boys proven to he liar.-.." The eldest son is married. He ami hi? wife live in the big house with the pol? ished Bare floors and lhe open fireplaces. The son is treated just as his younger Brothers are. He nets as Business mana? ger and collects reals for his lather, but he has no separate account. When he wants money he goes to the patriarch and gets much or little, according to the humor. Not long ago the son got ready to go to Chicago on Business for his father. When he asked for an advauce on expense account; he was handed $?.50, not enough for railroad ticket:-. He quietly applied to his mother, and she made up the amount necessary. At another time the old gentleman banded out ten times as much for the same pur? pose. There is a little lame hoy in the family who is a general pet. .Mr. Stewart took the eliild to Indianapolis to lie treated at some institute. The little chap became homesick, limped away, got on the cars and begged his passage home. The father ruled that the boy must go back. The mother wanted to go with him. This was forbidden. The hoy was put on the train and sent hack alone to Indianapolis. A week later tin: mother was sent to keep him company. This exceedingly ohstinute and had tempered man can he very kind hearted when he chooses. He has got land enough (?> make a strip si* feel wide and 33,000 miles long. His tenants manage to get along very well with him after thcylcarn his ways. A rule of this queer house? hold is that the servants must deliver to callers the exact message given them. During the late campaign, which elected .Mr. Stewart to Congress, a prominent democratic politician called and sent in his name. The servant returned with Mr. Stewart's reply, which was: "Tell him to go lo h?I." 'I In- candidate afterwards explained that lie did not recognize the name and mistook the caller for a news? paper man. He has a most unconquerable aversion to reporters. During the cam? paign he refused In put up a dollar, saying that the office should seek the man. He even repudiated the assessment for print? ing the tickets, telling the committee that Miters could write his name on their tickets or h ave it 01T, just as they pleased. Vet this democratic curiosity was elected to Congress over a republican who had 10,000 plurality in 1888. -? - MONEY IN (.1 UCl'I.ATION. The Various Kinds and Oumitity Now in Use. Washington, December I.?The present report of the secretary of the treasury contains several tabulated statements showing as nearly as is possible the exact amounts of the various kinds of money in circulation among ike people at the sev? eral dilFercnl periods from I Sill to the present time. prom these tables it is shown that during the twenty vcars from October I. 1870, to October I. IS!M), the total incrciSC of circulation was over $737,000,000, making an average increase per mouth of $'i,0't3,'l"io', and an increase per capita of $4.00, the total circulation per capita in 1870 being $10.07, and in |s?iii $33.00. During the last ten years the average monthly increase was $3,0(i(S, 003, and the increase per capita $3.30. For tin' period ot nineteen months, from March 4, !>-!). to October I. 1800, the average increase of circulation among the people was $00,S(iti,SI0, making an average monthly iucrcase of $-1,040,358 and an increase per capita of about $1.30, while for the corresponding period from March I. 1883, to October I. 1880, the aggregate decrease in circulation was $31,850,481, and the average monthly dc ereuse was $1,130,300, making a total dif? ference in favor of the h'st nineteen months of over $0,000,000 per .ith. Tor the period of three months from July I lo October I, 1800. the aggregate in? crease in actual v, ? among the people was $38,354,330, tonkin., an average monthly increase of $33,781,778. It is stated that this large increase sine* March I. 1880, is mainly due In the pre-.hi policy of keep? ing I lie surplus ns low as possible by the purchase and redemption of bonds, there? by saving interest and restoring i he money to circulation, while the large decrease in circulation for the corresponding period from Marc!'. I. ISS5, to October 1,188h-, was due to the oppo.-ite policy. -??*>? M KS. D A \ IS* BOOK. it Will Contain a Mass of New informa? tion About Her Hintinguishcd Hiislmnd. (Key. York Cdiniiu n ial Advertiser.) Mrs. .Icllerson Davis tin- been a visitor in New York for some time, revising the proof sheets*of her "Memoirs" <.l her late husband. She has been seen hut a little it. society, although Mr. Joseph Pulitzer and a few oilier- have given some dinners in her honor. Ih r hon!,, soon to he pub? lished, will contain a mas- of new infor? mation about her husband's personal char? acteristics and Iii- connection with the Confederate uprising. Mrs. Davis makes no claim t" 'literary finesse, but 1 am 'old by those who have seen the manuscript ?<". j the book, that she has strung together an extrcnialy entertaining narrative. <>itc of the interesting features of the hook will be a chapter of private letters which she received from her husband when he war loading the forces againsi the Union. It is expected that the book will provoke a great deal uf criticism. When her duties in connection with the publication of the hook are concluded Mrs. Davis will go to Mexico for ihe winter with her duugter, I Mi.-s Winnie Davis. KENTUCKY UXIO? !>i:.\i.. Itcport that the Knud Uns Been Bought by the Standard Oil Company unit will be I'usSied to Big Stone ?ap at once. LoctSViLLK, Dec. 4.? for several days there has been much talk lu re that the Kentucky Union railroad b.i> becu bought by the Standard Oil Company and will be rapidly pushed to completion as far as big Stone Gap. Your correspondent in? terviewed several of its directors, hut they declined to confirm or deny the report. There is no doubt thai Ihe deal has been pending, and there i- a strotig intimation from well posted parties that ii has been substantially agreed on. Tyler Mayor of Louisville. Lot isville, Ihe I.?Henry S. Tyler was elected Mayor of this city Tuesday by an alleged majority of 3,730. The Tyler crowd had the parly organization in their hands and nearly all the officers of the election were Tyler men. Outrageous frauds were practiced, and the more.re? spectable elements tire disgusted. The light was between two rings, and as is us? ual the bigger and more corrupt ring won jihe day. His; Money for Ireland. I Cnieaiio, Dec. *.?It is estimated that the collections ! at two Irish meetings in tin., city Saturday night will j foot up between $M.ikw mid 220,000, although the ' Una! result will nu: ha known f..r several .lay- yet. j O'Connor bbM thai NV.v York gave f:t",ti<w, but thai j there were not such tremendous obstacles as In Chi? cago, hi reply to tiic remark thai tl.eir manifesto would make Interesting reading^ be said: "liitere.it in;; perhaps, but ra.i. iioweverlutcreatiiig it may be to newspapers, it 1? sad, unfortunate work for us.'' Assignment at Chattanooga. Chattanooga, Dec. 2.?The Southern Lamber ,t i Manufacturing Company made an assignment to-day i for the benefit ot its creditor.':. The llablUtl-rs will I amount to about fiu.oiiu, with assets of perhaps thai amount. ?IG STRIKE IN ALAKA.UA. Six Thousand .Men <Jo Out, Leaving Only Fifteen Hundred in the .Mines. BIRMINGHAM, Dec. 3.?The largest strike ever known in this State or the South is now mi. At the meeting of rite Blocton-miners held Saturday a vote was taken after the address ol President Aldrich. of the Ca huba Coal .v. Mining Company, had been concluded, and resulted in :J02 deciding against the strike to 1011 for it. The general sentiment seemed to he against striking, hut the majority of the miners acted in concert, many quitting work rather than lie called scabs. Some few miners besides convicts are still at work, hut hundreds came in on the Birmingham mineral trains this morning with their grips, ready to leave the coun? try. Half the force al ?rooksidc, and other mines on the Georgia Pacific, and a small uumher al Blue creek, Blocton and Coal burg, arc still at work. The convicts al Coal burg, Pratt mines. Brookside. Con nellsville and Milldalc are working as usual. The prevailing impression is that the suspension is only temporary and that work will he resumed in a week. About 6,000 men arc out altogether. The miners applied for higher wages some time since and were refused. It is charged and generally believed that the strikers are backed with money furnished by the iron manufacturers of Pennsylvania. I'A UN ELL'S SCHEME. His Agents Actively at Work on Iri-li Constituencies. London, Dec. 3.?The crowd- around the Parliament buildings to-day were unpre? cedented, crowds of members and others gathering outside the halls in the vicinity of the room where the nationalists were in session, eagerly waiting for some indi? cation of the result of the meeting. Every uiitcomcr was heseiged by a crowd of curious fellow-members and speedily pumped dry of all the information lie possessed. 'I'he reporters of all the London and provincial papers were on hand. Imt were obliged to cool their heels in the corridor, the debate in the meeting room being secret, except as to ti e repre? sentative of one favored Irish papi e. The speakers' voices could be frequently heard outside as the orator.- wan.I up to the attack and defense, and the bursts of ap? plause were plainly audible in the House of Commous. Mr. Pnrnell seemed to-day to have thrown off his usual mask of Uli sociability and reserve and chatted gayly with his supporters, even indulging in the unwonted luxury of an occasional joke as iie sal at luncheon with a few of his faith? ful adherents. During the debate those outside plainly heard Mr. Sexton shout angrily in response to a remark of Mr. Partiell: "We are your comrades.not your slaves." It is surmised by those familiar with Mr. Parnell's methods that he has been trying to delay matters as much as possible by keeping Iiis enemies in Lon? don while his party agents are working like beavers among the people in Ireland, getting resolution- passed in his favor, and drumming up public sympathy for lll'lil ill \iew Ol the expected pieuiitO^r which is to decide whetheronrTiol the peo? ple will sustain him against his opponents. If some of hid leading antagonists were lo take I he stump against him at this crisis, his chances of success would he greatly diminished. He controls the ma? chinery of tin.' League, and i- just ii"., using il without any one being on I In ground lo cuter a criticism or objection. Advices from the Irish cities to-day, however. Mai.- that the declaration of the envoys lo America against Parneil ins iiad a marked < ft'eet into turning senti? ment away from him. Dr. Kcnuey, one ol Mr. Partiell'- supporters, had something to say to-day in defense of his chief. '?Whatever may lie the merits of the soil in which Mr. Paruell has been implicated," said Dr. Kenney, ''there is no doubt thai a -ection of the English i?" rals are vi n .lad to gel a blow al him because he voted for the royal grant;. He was warned then that he would injure himself with the radicals, but thai warning did not a licet his action, and now they are having their revenge. The leaders, out? side of Gladstone, are not sorry lo see him down, for men like Motley and llar courl feel thai Partiell is head and -:.--u 1 - ders above tiiem. and that his presence in Parliament belittles their influence. Hence I hey are glad to see him brought down, like Samson, by a woman." ? ? fOKSAKEX. The Iri.-.h Delegates in America lieelile Against I'arnelL Chicago, Dec.-3.?Five of the Irish dele? gates, John Dillon, William O'Brien, T. P. O'Connor, T. D. Sullivan and I . I?. Gill, have decided to join in tin demand of those of their colleague- in Ireland who call on Paruell lo retire from the leader? ship of the Irish party. Their decision was embodied in a manifesto, which was cabled to-night to Justin McCarthy as vice-chairman of the Irish parliamentary party. The decision will be placed before the meeting of the Irish members lo be held in London to-morro? aft ?moon. Timothy Harrington is the only one of the delegates to stand by Partiell. The fact of O'Brien and Dillon joining the opposi? tion to Paruell practically settles, accord? ing to men competent to judge, the vote of the Irish party to be taken to-morrow afternoon on the question Of the i : leadership. It was only after a series of prolonged and patient conferences, begin? ning at Cincinnati on Friday and termi? nating at the Grand Pacific to-night, that the five Irish members of Parliament came to the conclusion that the iuterestsof the Irish cause demand that they range them? selves with Gladstoue as against Paruell. I Harrington said to-night thai if the mect I ing of the parliamentary parly lo-niorrow afternoon threw Paruell overboard the Irish people will refuse to indorse the action. T. D. Sullivan, on the other j hand, think.- that Parneil will be told to I stand aside, imt alone by a majority of the (Irish members, Imt by an overwhelming vote of the Irish people should they'be called on to decide the issue. Buffalo HIUS .Mission a failure. Bismarck, X. 1).. Dec. :?.?Buffalo Bill arrived here to-night on his way to the Easl. His mis.-ion to Standin.' Itoek failed because :is he was on his way to Siltitig Bull's camp a courier overtook him with a dispatch from General Mil. .. countermanding his previous older-. !r transpires that the idtcrior department, acting on the advice of Major McLaughlin, would not consent to the arrest id' Sitting Bull. It was the theory of General Miles and Buffalo Bill that, as Sitting Bull was a leading spirit in the trouble, his arrest would tend to bring the agitation to an end. McLaughlin believes the present cold wave will terminate the dancing and the Messiah craze. The militia is strong enough at all points to fully protect the settlers and the danger is believed to Be over. Not foolhardy. ,k 'Kusf.is, doe* tbe alligator openibb HiQUtla Upoi down V ?\t ?uuuo, bos?; I aiu't a-.-ver waited lu sett.V AN IMPORTAN T TEST. The Find Bouse in er Steel I'IhoI in the South Will he Pat in Operation March 1st. GREAT INTEREST AROUSED. Johnson in v. Dec 4.?Down in Carnegie addition, nearly two miles from the Busi? ness center, the stack of the Carnegie Iron Companies furnace points heavenwards and can he s'eeil from tiie hilltops for many miles around. The eye* of the iron making world are on thai same ?tack. The stack has been completed for some time and the stoves are nearly finished. Ten- (toilers are in place anil the stock hoiisi i- in course of construction. English iron masters, Pennsylvania iron barons, and the iron kings of Chicago, Cleveland, St. I.'<ui<. and of Alabama, arc watching the progress ot' the Carnegie furnace with the deepest interest. The very day the torch is applied to the first charge marks a revolution in the iron and steel making business in America. Hov\ so in that will be wc can't relate,not later than March 1st. It will lie the first strictly Bessemer pro? ducing furnace to go into blast in all this great area of future steel production, and the liist to use Cranberry ore in any con? siderable quantity. The first run will lie examined by thousands of experts, and if success is assured there will lie a rush of if ii masters to this section, the like ot which has never been known. It is left to the Carnegie Iron Company to make ihe crucial test of Cranberry ores. If thev can produce as good t|iiality of Bessemer pig at the rate of l*>f> ton? pcr day as the Carnberry Iron Company is making in a small way. then blast furna? ces will lie as numerous in the Wataiiga valley as they arc in the vicinity of Shef? field and Birmingham, England. There is little doubl "t the complete success of il,.- undertaking. All parts of the great plant have Keen constructed of ihe liest materials to he had. put together as only first class artisans can do it. 'I he best quality of Pocahontas coke will he used in tie- beginning and with a manager who thoroughly understands working refrac? tory ores ami tin- Cranberry ore is refrac? tory, success i- assured. The Cranberry Iron Company has been running a small furnace on coke fuel lor several months and have been able lu produce a quality of pig that sells in Pittsburg, at $28 per Ion. all charges paid. No other furnace in the country gels the figures by several dollars. Mr. 11. W. Hargravcs, superintendent of the plant, realizing tin- importance at? tached, for reasons herein stated, is leav? ing nothing undone thai will add to the success oi the undertaking, and if the I est machinery and the nbsolntelycorrect application of all known principles will make firsl quality Bessemer steel of Cran berry ore and Pocnhoiitus fuel, he will make it. Til K ELECTION KILL. llepulillonu Senators Decide to Pass it? "i lie Caucus. Washington, Dec. I.? Ihe republican members of ihe Senate held a caucus this afternoon to rmnsidcr the order of busi? ness for the session, especially in its rela? tion to the Federal ejection hill. 'I lie caucus was in session for marly two hours. There was a large attcndaiici and no dissent from the proposition to carry oat the programme agreed upon before the adjournment of the firsl session to lake up tin- Federal election hill ..| tin beginning of (his scssj.ni and pres.; j| m a vole-. The committee on .oiler of business, of which Senator Platl i- chairman, was directed to prepare an order of business, the firsl measure \-> be considered to be the Federal election bill, 'l ie committee appointed tit the l.i-i session loco-operate with tlo- republican members of the <? >tii mitl.ii rules in the preparation ol a rule io provide bo calling ihe previous quest iot was instructed to report some modification of existing rule- -.villi this I object in view, and il was agreed that if the democrats use obstructive tactics agniiisl lie- Federal election hill a propo : sit ion to change the rub-.- will he brought I in immediately. The .?.incus was harmo? nious i lirouglioiit. The ICtil.i the cailCUS does Hot dc ! icrminc the question of passing lie- Fed , eral election hill. There were not enough ; I republican senators present to guarantee absolutely thai the change of rules .-.ill be i made. TO MAKKY MKS. O'SIIEA. The Wedding Day Fixed?The Couples De? vote.! At lac hineilt. Lonoon, Dec. The Parnell case has givi ii rise to such an amount of unpleas? ant go.-sip about other prominent eases that il i- reported that -. veal proposed marriages w ill be hastened tin rcby, nota 1 bly ih..' Lord Harrington and the I Duchess of Manchester, whose intimacy ! has been a matter of notoriety. Mr. Par '? ncll, it i- said has already appointed the wedding day about six months hence for himself and Mrs.O'Skea. Those who have met the pairsay Ihal they arc passionately devoted to each other, ami that Mrs. i O'Shea's one ambition tor years has been to become Mrs. Parnell; that while she deplores the political effect of the ex? posure, she is more than compensated by the prospect of union to the man of her choiew. Mrs. O'Sbea is about four years i.i.ier than Mr. Parnell. It is said that I she had evidence amply sufficient to have defeated the suit for divorce, by proving, ii it her ????.ii innocence, hut her husbands guilt; hut fh.it she desired nothing to stand in the way of gaining Parnell for a Jhusband. - KtCUMOND TKUMINAJ.. Almost a Complete Change in the Direct? ory of tiie Company. Sic? Youx, Dec 3.?At the cunoal election ?f the Itlcbmoiid Terminal Company, on the 9th >>f ibb I month, th?< complexion n( the directory will be com I ptriety changed, five new members coming in. The names of the liev.- directors are Jay Gould, Georg: I Could, Itussell Saj ?. Ahrain S. Hewitt anil it. T. Wlh I son, the two last named gentlemen coming hi at Mr. i Inrnau's special request. The names of the outgoing directors cam ?t lie learned yet. Killed the Murahal. j Uiumiv.ii \ w, Dec ?At Guln, .Via., yesterday 1 William K:i.!>?':, tie- town marshal, was shot b3( 'killed by Jack GiitU, a ..valthy citizen, who fuiiu<!?-< j tli.* '.own and for whom it was banted. Guln wai j ilrimk ami disorderly ?a tlw streets ami whs am itci I by the marshal, wheu he drew a pistol and shot th j latt. r dead. K? was arrested, hut on the way to tli. jull broke loose troiu his cantors and escaped. TIIK APPROPRIATIONS. Estimate* of the Revenue* and Expen clturea of 1892. Washinoton, Dec. 4.?The el rks of flic Appropriation Committees of the two houses of Congress have prepared tallies comparing Hie estimate* for appropriations of 1891 with the estimates for appropria? tions for 1892. The net increase of esti? mates of regular annual appropriations for 1892 over those of 1891 is $53,330,499. The increase of estimates of permanent appropriations is $20,358,355, making a total increaasc in estimates for l892over 1891 of $75.188,854. The total increase of estimates for !>!??.' over appropriations, exclusive of deficiencies and miscellane? ous, for I i> $G4.:2G:2,013. The total estimates of appropriations for !*!??-' are $?IS1 ,032,1lilt: the total esti? mated revenues for 1892 are 440,955,032. Tl.stimated appropriations, excluding deficiencies and miscellaneous, exceed the estimated revenues for \>'*2 by $34,977,137; the estimated appropriations, exclusive of -f I'.>.?:?! (.>?> for -inking funds, and ex? clusive of deficiencies and miscellaneous, are less than the estimated revenues by $15.1 17,791. V\ vsiiixotox. |")ec. I.?The annual pen? sion appropriation bill, which has been prepared In the House Committee on Ap? propriations, pro? ides for the appropria? tion of $ 135,099,785, or $163.300 less than the estimates and $46,642,324 more than for the present fiscal j ear. The increases over the appropriation for this year reccommended by the com? mittee are: For the pay men t of pensions, $.'I6,0S2.324; for lees of examining sur? geons, $500,000; clerk hire at agencies, $50.000; stationery,'$10,000. FINANCIAL. N'kw Voiik. Dec. 3.?The stock market to-day was very active in spots, while the general list was quiet to dull and while there were frequent changes in the temper of speculation, the tone in the main, especially in the afternoon, was strong, and among tin- active stocks material ad vaitcCS were scored. The market :it the opening was still irregular, but the most of the stocks showed some advance over last evening's figures, but the short sellers were inclined t.minor the tactics of yesterday and tie early trading resulted in lowering pliers -Hi.'11 fractions. This, however, was soon stopped when buying orders from the other side were executed and everything on the active list moved up materially with Lackawaiiua, Burlington, Bock Island and New England in the van. Upon the cessation of buying for foreign account, however, there was another re? cession in which the bears brought special pressure to beat upon Northern Pacific and preferred which retired about 'I per cent before the attack culminated. The remainder of the list sympathized closely with this drop and prices were generally brought below those of the opening-. Again the concessions, however, brought in buying orders and tin- list was again started upon tin- up tack shortly after noon and St. Paul, l.ackawauna. Union Pacific und Alchison '.ere specially active and strong. In l.ackawauna, on which the bears showed the most fright, the im? provement from the lowest price reached l::, per cent, while others rose from I to .'I per cent. N.otlo in Pacific preferred re? gained .ill i:. lo.-s and something in addi? tion. Beading and Louisville were also promim nt, but the general listed and un? listed stocks .??ere quite dull. The cover? ing operations came to an end shortly aller liie delivery hour and a partial re? cession followed, but the market closed quiet and firm at close to the highest prices. The sales ol listed aggregated ::-.'>.ihmi shares; unlisted, 17,000. M. was easy, I'., ii. closing offered ;:l ?: last !? an '? per eeuL ? ? ? VHSCEGE S AT I OS. Marriages Wliicli Mil) lie Declared Illegal ls> the t .I. Washington. Doc. it.--The marriage of Fred Douglass and his wife, and of Dr. Purvis, the son ... the Philadelphia mil? lionaire, and his nib. to say nothing of si vi hi other marriages of less prominent colored men and whit, women in the Dis? trict ol Columbia, are in peril of an ad? verse decision by the Supreme Court. A year ago Charles fully, white, and Rose 'I 'in ? if i! \\ ard. colon ?!. of Georgia, came to ti'i- city lo he married and then re? turned to Savannah to live. The Georgia aulhoritii - took ihu matter up and prose? cuted the twain tor miscegenation. Two prominent colored lawyers of Washington were retained and sent to Savannah to defend Mr. and Mrs. Tutty. The Judge ruh d favorably lo the alleged marriage, but the jury convicted. This decision is .i palling to the upper classes of colored society in Washington. Ex-Senator B.K. Hi nee married a lady who is wholly with? out Vfrieau Id.I m her vein-. It is said she was never charged with being of mixed blood until her engagement to the Mississippi ex-Senator was announced. Mrs. Dr. Shadd is another white wife of a colored 'nan. There are said to be scores ol similar marriages in the city thai have novel attracted much atten? tion. PKOt. KOCH'S ( I HE. 2,000 Foreign Doctor* in Itcrllii Hoping to Learn all About it. Bi Ri iv. Dee. :>.?(fne of the hospitals in ; this city has already refused the applica? tion: of -100 physicians who have come ' h. re to study the Koch method of treat? ment, on the ground that ii is impractica I ble to instruct successfully the large nuin | her of those who desire to study the met hoi!. Already 2,000 foreign doctors haw ar? rived hen- tor the purpose <>; informing themselves regarding the treatment. Prof. Koch lias been elected ail llot! orary mem her of the society for the pres 1 creation of tin: public health. Dr. Kodier, chief of the Charity Hos? pital here, while admitting that marvel? lous effects have been produced by the I injection of Prof. Koch's curative lymph, declares that as yet there has been no ' certain experience of the lasting nature I of a cure j Dr. Kocller says, however, that the i lymph i.as proved indispensable in diag nosing eases in which there was doubt of the existence of tuberculosis. The Freisinnige Zeitung learns that j Prof. Koch's researches looking to a cure I for diphtheria have reached an advanced i stage Admitted to Hall. (Winchester, Ky., Democrat.) ! Thomas Smith, ou?! ? f lb* few remaining Terry . county warrior? in our ?4. brought u-fere .-Midro Bloom \V?lmr?day morning011 tu application (or ball, j Both mind ami body bai been ?^?wlygivhig way ?lue? ? Ida ? 1 e ?i jlln:. iia.l it >'.? llii-> (jroeml and not ? on ibemerit* ? ; the eaiw th?t ball vvaa ., k.-<l and allow ?' 11- is 11 niemtierot lh? French tactloa tad 1 r gardrd by man] M omeot th?tno?t d?r?ivrate011 either M*. No Cyclopedia. (New York SttD.) ??I tell 1.1 ? wife everything." -I ibmV "...III to." ??| can't. ??Why not?" '?1 don't know evetyihlug."