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Friday, Oct 30,1891.
In Ohio.
Governor Campbell has been steadily
gaining ground in Ohio in the past week,
and the situation is decidedly more favor?
able than it was a week ago. The fact of
Ihe business is that Campbell is making
one of the most brilliant tights ever made
in this country. One month ago the Demo?
crats had little hope of defeating McKin?
ley, but day by day the brilliant fight made
by Campbell has been producing results,
until now his election will cause little sur?
prise to his supporters. The powerful
opposition must not be lost sight ef how?
ever. The protected manufacturers of the
country cannot offbrd to allow their own
peculiar pet to be defeated nnd all that
money can do will be done to elect
This week Campbell has been cam?
paigning in the country districts and his
reception by the people has been more
than satisfactory, and if it were not for the
disaffection in Hamilton county there
would be little doubt of his election. As
it is the outlook is far more favorable than
we anticipated and the chances are even
that Campbell will succeed himself as
Governor of Ohio.
It is claimed by the Democrats that the
Australian ballot law which will be in
force at this election, will inure to the
benefit of Democracy. Heretofore it has
been the custom for the manufacturers of
Ohio to give their employees ballots on
the night before election and instruct
their foreman to see that they are voted,
under the Australian ballot it will be
almost impossible for these tactics to be
successful and it is thought that large
numbers of the operatives in the factories
who have heretofore been compelled to
rote the Republican ticket, will this year,
under the protection of secrecy, vote for
Campbell and Democracy.
Two Cities Compared.
A correspondent of the United States
Investor in the last number of that paper
shows very plainly the advantage the
Southern banker has over his Northern
brother in the way of earning dividends.
This correspondent takes Providence, It.
I., and Augusta, Ga., as typical cities of
their respective sections, and shows that
in proportion to their capital stock the
Augusta banks earn over twice as much
as those of Providence. The lender is as
secure in ono city as the other, in fact if
there is any ditTerer.ce in the security it is
in furor of the Southern banker, as there
is no danger, where ordinary caution is
used, of there being any decrease in val?
ues, but on the other hand there is a
steady and constant increase in almost
every Southern city, far beyond any in?
crease any New England city could expect.
Providence with u population of 130,00(1
people has a banking capital of $19,276,
000, nearly $150 per capita. Augusta
with h population (including its sub?
urbs) of 30,000 people, has a banking
capital of $705,000, about $25 per capita.
Providence in proportion to population
has a banking capital six times as great
as Augusta. This average, we believe,
will, with little variation, be kept up
throughout* the sections in which the
cities are located. It is no matter for
surprise, therefore, that the man who has
a dollar to lend in the South can get over
twice as much for its use as the man in
(he North. He is in a country where the
development of newly discovered re?
sources is causing au immense demand
for money. There are large numbers of
borrowers in the market with ample se?
curity that want his money, and are will?
ing to pay well for its use, while his
Northern brother is in a section where
almost all the natural resources have been
developed and the only demand for money
is for the ordinary conduct of business,
and where there are many lenders in the
market'anxious to sell the use of their
sieney it moderate prices where they feel
The average rate of dividends paid by
the 35 banking and trust companies of
Providence is h% per cent, while the
holders of stock in the rive Augusta banks
safoly anticipate 10 per cent dividends,
and frequently get 12. The banks of Au
gQlU really earn greater dividends than
this* but carry it to their surplus ac*
c??ntfi, giving character ib the institO
This is ft fair showing of .He advantage
the ea?ita1tot has in p&ct?g fate money in
the So?th, tia'? these co&&tioaa are
obliged in the long run to result in the
flowing of a large stream of. capital to ail
portions of the South. Augusta is merely
taken as an illustration of a state of
affairs existing throughout this section,
which ought to attract the attention of
capitalists the world over.
Such concerns as the Georgia-Alabama
I Investment Co., are liable to bring disre?
pute upon any section, and the South is to
be congratulated that so few of them have
tflourished within her borders. Since the
rottenness of this Georgia-Alabama Com?
pany was exposed by the United States
Investor it has cropped out that most of
its victims are people of small means who
were deceived by its glittering promises of
semi-annual dividends.
I Fuller Powers for the Proposed Irish Leg?
islature and a Larger Representa?
tion of Ireland in Parliament.
Mr. Gladstone has revised his Home
Rule Bill. Matured during a long period
of consideration b}' himself, and discuss?
ed in detail by probable members of
the next Liberal Ministry, the measure
hasjnow assumed such definite form as to
enable Mr. Gladstone at anyj moment to
place it before the country. Earl Spen?
cer, Mr. Morley, and Sir William Vernon
Harcourt have aided him in shaping the
political features, while Lord Herscell es?
pecially attended to the legal and con?
stitutional form of the scheme.
Lord Roseberry, though continually ad?
vised as to the progress of the bill, tacitly
declined to assist until recently, when he
was informed that he must define his atti?
tude toward the project of the Liberal
leaders. He then consented to confer on
the matter. Sir William Vernon Har?
court and Mr. Morley accordingly visited
Lord Roseberry at Mentmore this week
and obtained his adhesion to the project.
Had he refused his assistance,the services
of some other peer must have been obtained
to lead the party in the house of Lords.
When the scheme in detail will be di?
vulged depends upon the fate and charac
terof the Government's Irish local govern?
ment measure; but the fact that the
scheme has been perfected and is expect?
ed to be announced by Mr. Morly next
week will deprive the Unionists of their
stock argument that Mr. Gladstone has
no definite idea of what the bill will be
and that his colleagues throughout the
country, relying upon him, would take a
leap in the dark. If dissolution came
now, the measure would be published with
such completeness as would leave the
conservatives no room to say that the
country had been deceived on any impor?
tant point.
When the general election does come
the issue will be fought on definitely de?
clared Home Rule lines. If the popular
vote places Mr. Gladstone in power, the
course thus adopted will paralyze the op?
position. The House of Lords will not
dare to reject the bill on the ground that
the vote of the electorate had not been
especially taken,thereon.
Regarding the principles of the new
measure, enough has been officially as?
certained to enable one to state that it
gives the proposed Irish legislation fuller
powers than did the bill of 18S5. It re?
tains the lower and upper Houses of the
Irish Parliament, vests the appointment
of the judiciary in the Irish executive,
and maintains a larger representation of
Ireland in the Imperial Parliament. The
complete question of financial relations
and the control of the police are also
Prince liimnarck's Old Chef Wins an Odd
Wager in Merlin.
[New York Sun.)
Prince Bismarck's old Chef, who is now
head cook in a Berlin restaurant, recently
won a novel bet, and gave a surprising
exhibition of his mastery of the culinary
art. He had wagered $25 that he could
kill, clean, cook and serve a chicken, all
in six minutes.
The wager was decided at night iu the
cafe of the restaurant, in the presence of
a big crowd. The cook appeared at 9
o'clock on an improvised platform, upon
which stood a gas cooking stove. He
held a live chicken high above his head,
and the fowl cackled loudly. One blow
from a keen carver severed the head from
the neck, and the cook began to pick the
feathers with great swiftness. It took
just one minute to get rid of everv
feather. In less than another minute the
expert had opened und cleaned the fowl
and had placed it upon a broiler on the
gas stove.
The cook busied himself at the broiler,
seasoning the fowl as it cooked. It lack?
ed just a second of the sixth minute when
he stepped from the platform and served
the chicken to the nearest guest amid
great applause.
A Story tojd by a Man who has Returned
From New Guinea.
Sax Francisco, Oct.. 29.?A man who
was invited to partake of human flesh at a
cannibal feast is now in this city. He is
B. Linueman. It happened on the island
of New Britain where he went as special
agent of the German Government, being
empowered to go into the interior to set?
tle land disputes between the New Guinea
Company and land claim jumpers. Lin
ueman went far into the island finally
reached a place where the natives had
before seen a white man. He felt no fear,
as they regarded him as a superior being
and they never eat white human fiesh.
The men and women go stark naked.
The women are sold for a mere triflle. the
handsomest bringing only $25, while home?
ly or old women conld be bought for a
plug of tobacco.
"When a man has bought a women,'
said Llnnomnn, "she' is his absolutely,
and if she violates her faith with him she
is killed and eaten. They wililuoteat her
at or near our trading posts, for years ago
wo began inflicting severe punishment on
them for cannibalism; but they will lure,
her a war into the woods and then cut off j
her head and cook her. We never hear!
OJt* stfch Women again. Tribe preys upon
to get men and women to eat. The na
tWtis seldom talk of. cihnilmlism^iut when
I wciit Wo tlie Inferior* the natives wfcfe
ivoiitcr, :?.:??-: ??i h one ?".:cr?:c:i I ea.me ??#s? j
tt j?7U\v utivatjVe? who bad cooked Iticn
body of a young woman. 'I ho fire was,
burning among the palms und a gloomy!
light was thrown out. The dead body !
bad been cut into pieces and the purls |
were cooked through and through. It was
a fearful sight, and as the natives stood
about, each eating his piece of human
flesh, I thouht. that no living person had
seen or could see a more horrible thing.
One of the savages advanced with a piece
in his hand and as he came I saw it was
I the woman's arm, He tendered it in a
manner meant *to be hospitable, and In
his native language he asked me to eat
it. I shrank back in borrow, but neither
the native nor the throng of savage men,
women and children around me could un?
derstand my feeling.
The body after it had been cut to pieces
was cooked with leaves of the taro plant
which gives it a spicy flavor.
-. <? .
The New Senator from Illinois 11 not
Afraid to Tulk politic*.
Washington, Oct. 29?Gen. John M.
Palmer, the new Democratic Senator
from Illinois, has arrived in Washington
and in an interview he expressed himself
freely on the political situation. He said
it appeared to him beyond question that
the Democrats would carry Iowa, and suc?
cess in that state would put another pres?
idential candidate or vice-presidential
candidate in the field. The Democracy,
he said, couid do a great many more fool?
ish things than nominate Gov. Boies,
whom he described as a man ol great in?
tellectuality. Gen. Palmer said he
thought Gov. Russell would be a candidate
for the vice-presidemey if he was elected
in Massachusetts.
"I find politicians in some quarters."
said Gen. Palmer, "who suspect Gov. Hill
of a lack of sincerity in desiring the elec?
tion of Mr. Flower. If Mr. Flower with
all the patronage and the machinery of
the State under the control of Gor. Iii! is
not elected, it seems to me that it will
require a great deal of self-abnegation pp
the part of Gov. Hill to make the Domyr
crats believe he was not "in some sense
sense responsible.
"The election of Flower," addded Gen.
Palmer, "would bring Gov. Hill to the
Senate with a great deal more prestige re?
sulting from demonstrated power than he
could hope for from defeat. In the latter
event Hill would not be consided in the
light of a candidate for the presidency."
Cleveland, Gen. Palmer described as a
man of the masses everywhere. He was
inclined to think the feeling for Blaine
was greatly on the surface. The President,
he said, had broadened much since he had
been in the White House and had demon?
strated more ability thau it was generally
supposed he possessed, He thought free
coinage would not cut much of a swell in
Illinois because the people did not quite
understand the question, and he Haid he
regarded the carrying of Illinois by the
Democrats jj) 189*2 as a probability.
He say* the Friends of the Plam*4 KfMffht
Should Hold Themselves Ready to
met lu the Coming Election.
Covinqton, Kt., Oct. 29?The- Kentucky
Post ou Tuesday published a fae simile
of the letter of Mather S.Quay to Charles
M. F.?St ringer concerning the candidacy
of James G. Blaine for the presidency in
The letter will stir up bad blood in the
Republican camp in Kentucky, and will
arrav the Harrison forces against those
of Blaine.
The following is the letter verbatim:
BTiAVEH, Pa., Sept. 12 1891.?Mj dear
Sir: Your letter of the 5th iu?t, is here.
I am not able to give positive assurance
that Mr. Blaine will be a candidate, but
my belief is that he will, and you had bet?
ter prepare to act on that line.
Vonrs, truly, M. S.Quay.
To Charles M. Stringer, Qoyinztou, Ky.
Stringer who is a member of Ihn 3tate
Central Committee, Is a strong Blaine map
and to the Post correspondent \he said
that the Maine man would experience no
trouble iu carrying the Kentucky delega?
tion except in the sixth and tenth Con?
gressional districts.
A Railroad EssjbMipr pies in Terrible Ag
Columbia, S. C, Oct. 28.?On <ha warp?
ing of August (i Robert D, Morton, a well-1
known engineer on the Richmond k Dan?
ville road, was bitten by a mad dog and
twenty-five hours thereafter he was among
the patients of the Pastuer Institute in I
Mew York city. He was inocculated
twice daily for fifteen days, when he was
discharged as (jured. He returned at
once to this city and resumed his duties.
Last Friday night, while on his sngjne, i
be was attacked by severe pains in his
jide, where he had been inocculated, and
was at once taken home. During Sat?
urday morning and evening he showed
every svmtom of hydrophobia and a white
froth fell constantly from his lips, Tfr's
froth turned to a greenish color towards
the end aud at 6 o'clock Sunday morning
he died iu horrible agony,
Morton was thirty-six yaars old, and
leaves a widow and fo*r small children.
The family severely condemn the treat*
ment of the Pasteur Institute, and it is
stated that the Brotherhood of Locomo?
tive Engineers intend to take official no?
tice ot the case.
A Young Lady While Picking Kerrie?
Meets a Rear and is Killed.
LvscHBtjao, va., Qgt, 29.?Miss Likens,
who resides near SbawsrfllSjrapnt^omery
county, met a terrible death rscs?flp,,
She went out to gather berries on the
mountain-side and? not returning in a
seasonable time, search was institute for
ber. A few miles from her homo the
searchers ran across a large bear, at whose
feet the outlines of a woman could be in
distinctly observed. The hear was dis?
patched and it was than found that the
bear's victim w?r Miss Liken. The hodv
was terribly mutilated and every e vide nee
went to show that tlio usfortunategirl bad
first licca squeezed to death bv ta6 U&tri
?fld lh?n partly devoured.
^n orfftr<t3f;makerooi?for.aii immense
fat! stock. E. T. 3h*rlt will ?loseout hie
present af a griAt rm(?<rti6n.pHte on the
n?raUmeht plan fir ft* eaih/
President Harrison, on his four through
the South, after having seen the won?
derful growth of Lynehburg, Bedford
Citv, Roanoke, Salem', Rndjord, Pulaski.
Wytheville and Abingdon and the indusd
trial development in progress along the
line of the Norfolk & Western Railroad,
and viewed the country of Southwest
Virginia, said in bis speech to the people
of Bristol, Vs.:
"My Fellow Citizens:?I have found not
only pleasure, but instruction in riding
to-day through the portion of the State
of Virginia that is feeling in a very strik?
ing way the impulse of new development.
It is extremely gratifying to notice that
j those hidden sources of wealth which
jwere so long unobserved and so long un?
used are now being found, and that those
regions, once so retired, occupied by pas?
toral people, having difficult access to the
center of population, are now being?rapid
ly transformed into busy manufacturing
and commercial centers. In the early
settlement of this country emigrants
poured over the Alleghanics and Blue
Ridge like waters over au obstructing
ledge, seeking the fertile and attractive
farm regions of the great West. They
passed unobserved these marvelous hid?
den stores of wealth which are now being
brought into use.
"Having filled those great basins of the
West they are now turning back to Vir?
ginia and West Virginia and Teunessee
to bring about the full development and
production for which time is ripe and
which will surprise the world. It has not
been loug since every implement of iron,
domestic, agricultural- and mechanical,
was made for you in other States. The
iron point of the wooden mold board plow,
with whioh the early farmers here turned
the soil, came from distant States. But
now Virginia and Tennessee are stirring
their energies to participate in a large
degree in mechanical productions and in
the great awakening of American com?
merce and American influence which will
lift the nation to a place among the na?
tions of the world never before attained.
'?What is to hinder us when we have
secured the markets of our own States
that we shall reach oat and enter into
successful competition in the markets of
other parts of the.world: I say what is
to hinder this people; possessing by the
providence of God, all the elements of
material wealth; endowed with a genius
and energy unsurpassed among the na?
tions of the earth, shall again hare on the
great seas a merchant marine flying the
flag of the common country and carrying
its commerce into every sea and uphold?
ing its honor in every port?
"I am glad to-day to stand for this mo?
ment among you and to express my sym?
pathy with any and overy interest that
tends to develop you as a people. I am
glad to stand with you on one common
platform of respect for the constitution;
differing is some of us may do in our
opinions as to what the law should be and
how it should be applied; haying in view
ose common devotion of obedience to the
law at the majority of our people, by
their own representatives, make it.
*'l shall carry away from here a re?
newed impulse to public (July; a new in?
spiration as a citjjon, and that too, of a
cMOtry whess greatness js only dawning.
"And now let me express to you tin;
pleasure I shall have in every good that
can cemo to you as a community and to
each of you as individuals. May peace,
prosperity and social order dwell in all
your families, and the fear and love of
God in every homo."
Comb to Virgixia.?The coming wool
growing; agricultural and iron producing
section of the United States.
f Come vi? Merchant* and Minors
From Bonton Steamship Line, via Norfolk, lV-nn
?nd 4 sjtvania R. R., via Norfolk, or Wa>h
Mew England, ington, or Harrisburg; Baltimore A
(.Ohio B. R.f via Shenandoah Junction,
frpra N. T., ( Come via Old Dominion StcamHliip
** )$, J. j Line, via Norfolk, Pennsylvania It.
44 Pemi, 1 R., via Norfolk, or Washington, or
V Del. I U*arfis!)2rg; Rattlmore A Ohio R. R.
41 Md. I via ShenaHaoah Junction.
From the I Come via Pittsburgh, or via Cliut
Weitt ftauooga, or via Columbus and A ?bland
for ail information, maps, reference
books, pamphlets, etc.. descriptive of the
wonderful njjpprai and agricultural re?
sources of thp Sfates of Virginia and
West Virginia, apply to AgPnfa pf the
Norfolk it Western railroad, i>\id Wash?
ington, Street, Boston; 303 Broadway,
New York; 1,433 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Washington, D. C.; 67 East, State Street,
I Columbus, Ohio, or General Office,
; Roanoke. Va.
S. A. & 0. R. R.TIHE-TABLE.
ia Effect Mar. 15. 1.191.
i No.3. [No. 1.
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...IMg Spans Gap..-Ar
East Big Stone (rsp.
.Wild Cat Summit.
....Ward's Mill....
. Duffleld.
.Iforton's Summit.
. .Natural Tunnel..
? Clinch port_
...Tate'a Switch...
?'''?to**/'! ferry...
...Marble Quarry.'.'.
...Moccasin Gap...
. .Mace's Springs..
.. jJfendota.
. '.iXbram's Fa)U...
..Phillip's Switch..
Walker's Mountain.
.. .Stone Quarry...
...Bristol Shops
Use* id.
Schedule A.ngnat,30, 1891.
?45*.*. for Graham, Bloefleld, and intermediate
1? r. a. tor MasJUAJf'i/ord, Roanoke, Lynchburg,
Richmond'as** ? Al*e' (via Roanoke)
Pnllroan Steeping Cars from Louisville to Norfojk
{via Norton and Redford; also Radford to New
ork, via Sbeuandoah Junction,a!so Radford to
rasalngtea; also frem.Lynehbnrg to Rich?
Trains (?r Pocnhonta?. r-fcwtui'an and Goodwill |oayr
BltthtUM ?laHr U Tf?Sl and 1:46 p.m.
Srfjop. m. lo#?p. m,
^^^m^Id^'p^ok^ ^ B*"* *'
?For farther Information as to schedule'*, rales, cio.,
?tc,, ?ppiy to ngoat of Jfarfdtk & WeSie'ra
Railroad or te W. B. BBViLL,
General tWrnftvr Areni, Roanoke, v*S.
Call at Hit*'* for Cf?al Bargains id
Clothing and Shoes.
v.y.\\.r.\\< ys All ki\ps or
Contracts taken for Bullding from foundation.
We guarantee good work, good mat< rials, and a perfect finish ? ,?
and specifications furnished when des ?reo1
W. J.
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v..rV r.->|?<Tt. ?hir jp ?? 1 *
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One Doer West National Bank.
Orders by mail r<-r?>iv<< ?r
J. M. Gooploe.
K. K. fioODLOK.
Saddle Horses to hiro or sol!., Speciat attention . ..
horses. East Fifth, between Clinton and Wyandotte stret
Goodloe Bros.' store.
bullitt ? medowell - absth
We have in our office complete abstracts of tit;- \.
sold by the
And of the bulk of the lots and acre property ownec:
in the town and vicinity of BIG STONE GAP.
Fur three vears we have been collecting and perfecting ti,.. ,.
now offer them to the public with the assurance of accur.-n
j$flT"You Can Not Afford to Buy without an Abstract!
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^P^p Stoves, V/roaght Steel Ranges. Sp
:\;};' 1 Tools, Cistern and Well Pumps. J
Farming and Gardening
810, SI 2 Broadway, Bet. Shelby,* CapiptMill Si
W, A. McDowell. President
C. H. Berryi
Authorized Capital, $100,000.00
Incorporated under the Laws of State of Virginia.
Does a General BanV
J. P. BULUTT. .ik. M. C ' DOW KLi.. JR.
.1. M. GOODLOB. i*. II SI U.DlXfi
Temporary Quarters, Opposite Post Office. BIG STON:
J.M. Goodloe.
on Comrxilsn*ioiTi?
RACTS of Coal, Iron hiid Timb< r it ' >r sale liy the ocr? ??? tract. i
_ Block* and l>?t> in the idly we. make buying ami selling o >i>eeialn I
makeinvcu?nentx should corr< doii-1 I . ? SOTROCBLK KEGARDlMi ' ,
handled by us. Office : Opposite Post-office. BIG STUW
W. If. >.kkj:i..s President.
?T. H. Ma^on. Vic-fi.-i^i. ii j,
Virginia-Carolina Timber ComP
Big Stone Gap, Virginia.
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