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Tho Loading Jeweler*. Bi( STONE GAP. VA. WATCHES. CLOv/Kw. SILVERWARE, SPECTACLES, ETC. W. C. ROBINSON & CO. M?; KATS CARRY NEW YORK, NASS \( Hi SETTS AND IOWA. >1< Ki?'*3 elected in Ohio by :x good major Ity. Csmpbell's brilliant figtt uiimici kh fdi. Virginia's EegislMture almost unan. litiouf>>} l?? mocratic Local elections. q.vcikxati, Nov. 4.? Eslimatc of the Commercial Gazette (rep.) :it 11 o'clock is I'l 'ii' '>>?? McKinley and majority of the ,..;.;.,(>.r?' for the Republicans. Up to . s i, m (he return.^ nre quite t ragmen precints in Ohio outside of Ciu i , bcM n heard from. They give Republican ^;iin 1,214. This is about oue Ihe State. Ex-Gov*; Foraker eighth o [jascon home,satisfied that his estimate I i 500 : ?i McKinley, will bo sustained by the later returns. Columbus, O., Nov. 4.?At lip iti Chair? man Bahn, on meagre returns received, claimed thai MeKinlcy's plurality would I aDOut 20,000 in the State. At the same hour Governor Campbell said it was too tar|v to make an estimate, though he felt confident that the vote in Cincinnati and Hamilton count) did not show the llopuh i;, increase which had been claimed. Campbell lias ;t telegram from Canton, McKinlev's home, saying six precints j show a Democratic gain of 56, and two,1 wards in Middletown, butler county,show a gain ?'l '"2. At midnight Campbell concedes Mi-Kin-! ley's election by I .*>.<?<><> plurality. Hamilton, 0 . Nov. -1?flic vote for Gov. Cimpbell iri this (His own county) shows a gain over hi- majority of two years ago. The Australian ballot was not greatly rel? ished hy the German voters in this city,] where the vote was less than was aiitici-j ; ltd Campbell, however, gained in even protsincl excepl one. In the county at large his majority will be between 3,000 and 11.7011 I his gain is from Republicans. Cincinnati, 0., Nov. I?A correspon? dent of thi" Enquirer telegraphs from Coi tiini>u^ thai Chairman Neal, of the Demo cratic Stute Central Committee concedes McKinley's election by Ki.OitO plurality, and the election of a Republican legisla? ture. Cincinnati, Nov 4.?I'lodticiul returns! have been received from all the counties, in Ohio, excepl nine ; they show a plural ity for McKinley of 21,870. The nine] counties unheard from, gave ;? Democratic plurality i I S,c43 in I NM). flic lollo\viu<! iva^ forwarded from Col? umbus : Wm. McKinley :?1 henrtly eon-' gralulale you U| on your election. 1 have no doubl Um you will serve the people of Ohio wiili lidclit\ and honesty. Jamks. E. Camibkli.. sew rouK. New Vom;. Nov. I:? Roswell P; Flower was elected to-daj as Governor of New i'ork, to succeed llavid 13. Hill. His plu? rality is estimated between 18,000and 24. MM| Fasset! did not enrry Elmira, his own oily, Flowm beating him there by 504 ?;'? This ein g.-tvc Flower 58,000 plu ;'? 1 ? ami B uoklvn gave him 14,000. 'he returns received from the districts) ? ' "r NTe i Vork and King's counties ' indicate that rassctl was meeting Folgers' ? !si .letferson, Clinton, Essex, Mont- j !l"and Wyoming counties, he was ?". ?Mind the v< te cum for Miller. Towers'gains on the decreased vote .ad of Hill. Pull voteof Horhells ?I iih ch is Fisseti's senatorial district.) II "?? 'craticgaiu of 52. Wnterlown's i 'j! w-:>i* show gain of 500 for Flower. ! .j*e Vote in tiii,: City today was very j i "iV<!'wiii take I the Harlem River,' s ?a.(MHi plurality h is doubtful \ ?dl brin?j down more than 50, ?Olomeet it. The Democrats arcgain - tue nssemhlyme,, ;? the State. Slice- ' ?"???notdoing ?s well as Flower, but I " election is assured. ,!,l?w'c,? k Gor. Hill sent a lelegra 1 "w ^"mmissioner Martin cluimii : :!' for Klower bv 411,000 ,7e7-!Iries ^Pu'l-can eighth dis It I 1?; ?'.?Kin- . ? . - Hi* own estimate ol his ""'"i.v in the Stute is ?5,000 nws-X V .XOV..-N. M.Curtis,! ... ;"' ? as elected to Congress from ? *-it(i district. : ?;? ^v. Xovkmb?,, I.?Roswell P. Fi?w i uernorelcct. with his wife, was on I ;Sr^,^hcrc,liisalicni??on from ? , k; ?'"leihe train was standing! , . . : : van!, the Oovernor-clcet Ike "l. SU,i?? ^atfnrm and . , ?m, ,,7"^king u cigar, for !: ?!.?? .?rain remained! lovCg!L.t railroad! nW bin, by the hand and con . " Po?. his victory. One . x * ' '?????-I want to shake with , * 1 Senior." '""S ingly replied: "If vou (..(. .; -.V- weshook you up pretty , 7'- !?e muguificentshow-1 m, ; . : "veris an indication as V , I J !!:,L' democracy outside of licpart ; , ^'"g*counties. Thedeui - w?snificeiii victory. V r uoM.v, and, asiisuai; uti,,, t;.ll;i!; ^ y>ym. r have not ^^?'?"????egardiiigthe leg ? 'I-ve, i, looks as I'lauches of ||,e |egigi Ml i "ox, V I uassacuvskttm. . ,N;: L7(:"v- Russell,: Ho?. r m .;' ? - Hon. Josiah Qucglei, ..' ^( ;i ,.i u? ? bijov< ;l l,ccummittee,ttud most wo*,, - "" ' K''?tf, and m?nv other , j j ' "?'?'?er.u lVi I ti?.; ^'"ing, where thev ,e T,^lu,?dthesuceess of their ?",v, ?"?m wusthe leaMexcit ?b?ndcalmh ?/ignredout r1"* ?'.'d losses as the figures ii,K17. ,,C,.MJ? -co ^'"r1'1 hc the following' Cir1 ^'7,!'unht' btnte committees " Enormous vote; probably elected by 5,000 majority," Later returns only serve to make the Governor and Iiis friends feel that the majority may be increased. Boston, Nov. 4.?190 of Boston's 207 precints give Russell 34,007, Allen 21,087. Russell's plurality is 12,9*9. Ninety towns give Allen 14,181, Russell 10,726. Net Republican gaiii 954, Which indicates Russell's re-election by a reduced plu? rality. Boston, Nov. 4.?2 a. m. complete re? turns from Boston and other cities which show the Democratic gains will elect Rus? sell l.y .'51)1)0 to 5000. Boston, Novi-mulii 3.?It is estimated Russell has received 156,000, Allen I ?l ,000, leaving governor's plurality of about 5.000. Vintes of Boston, 36,512 for Russell and 22, l)S7 for Allen, which gives a democratic plurality in the city of 10,52."). iowa. Waterloo, Iowa, 4?Complete returns from Waterloo city, Gor. Boies' home, ^i\e Wheeler,] 151; Boies, 887. Sana: prc cincts in r'>!> gave Hutchinson, 850; Boies, 74-2. 1>ls Moines, Ia., Nov. 4?The chairman of the republican state committee concedes Boies's election by 3,000. but claims the balance of (he state ticket for the repub? licans except R. R. Coinmrs. The chairman of the democratic slate committee claims all the state oilicer?; concedes the lower house to the republicans, claims the senate in doulit. Des Moini.s, 1a, Nov. 4?After the great battle of yesterday the smoke is clearing a way. The republicans litid themselves defeated and the democrats are beginning to celebrate their victory. Gov. Boies ar? rived in Des Meines to-night from Water? loo. The democrats are preparing to give hint a royal welcome. The streets are packed with, people shouting for Boies, i'KNNSYLVANiA. Philadelphia, Nov. 4.?The.city of Phil? adelphia with one ward still to hear from, gives Gregg (Rep.) for Auditor General 28,180-plurality. Forty-two counties out ot sixty-six in State exclusive of Phila? delphia, give Gregg 24,(>!tl> plurality. Alle ghaiiy gave the largest plurality, overJ4, 000 or 11,000 gain. Morrison '(Rep.) for State Treasurer, runs about even with Gregg, Gregg now has 52,873 plurality, which will lie materially increased. MuCreary tor City Treasurer, '21,0011 majority. maryland. Bai.ti.mohj;, Md., Nov. 4.?Returns thus far (l*J:i?0 a. m.) are very incomplete, hut i hey are sufficient to show that the entire Democratic State ticket ami the city tickets are elected by increased major? ities over the vote of two years ago. Democrats will have a majority in the State Senate and the House of Delegates, making sure the re-eieetiou of Senator Gorman, and of a Democratic United States Senator ill the place of Wilson, deceased. Mi ST USE TilK staks aNi) STltlFKS. No Other Flag Will tie Permitted at Mili? tary Collegia Accepting Federal Ai?l. Washington, Nov. 4.?Secretary Proctor proposes to leave the War Department in a blaze of glory and patriotism, and with the United States flag wrapped about his tall form as a mantle. A General of the Georgia militia a hattalliou of cadets from t he military academy of the State drill? ing under what he considered "a nonde? script banner," instead of the Stars and Stripes. When the matter was brought to the attention of the Secretary of War, he had a list made of all the military col? leges in the United States, where officers of the army have bceu detailed as in? st ructors. and where arms, ammunition, and equipments have been furnished the cadets at these places of learning. In a communication addressed to the faculties ol these institutions, which are located in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Neva? da, and other Slates, attention is called to the fact that State Hags will not be per? mitted on any occasion where a flag is re? quired by United States Army regulations unless the national flag of the United States is used also. In the case of the Georgia cadets, which is the only one thus far reported, it was a tlag bearing the coat of arms of that State, which was used, and it has since been a-certaiued that in some of the mil? itary ins!itutions, the boys have adopted devices of their own for use in the ranks and have discarded the United States tlag altoget her. Secretary Proctor holds that the ac? ceptance by a State institution of arms and ammunition and the detail of an offi-' cerfor the purpose of ur'litary iusirue-j tion, establishes the national v Laraeter of t!.;it institution. Hence he considers i hat i lie National Government has the right to require that it.- Hags shall be used when? ever its equipments for militia or military college cadets are used. If this regula? tion is not properly enforced, it is under? stood to be the purpose of the War De? partment to withdraw all support and de? tails el officers from institutions refusing to comply. Upon State occasions, and where United States accoutrements are not used, or an officer of the United States Army, is not in command, the ca? dets can use any device or banner they may see lit to adopt. Renewed Activity, (?u|*vU> pQtttJ i here will be new activity in the towns of Middles! orongh and Big Stone Gap; The addtional English money will be sent to MidtllesburQugh as soon as the meet Utg of the stockholders Is held, and the Virginia Coal and Iroil Company haying won the suit tnvojving the title to a large part of their eoal lauds, will doubtless commence the construction of ookc ovens within a short time. The Coinpufiy sus? pended "perai nois in tin- Spring on the pretext that they could noj.gel ihe Louis? ville and Nashville r:.iln<ad to build a bra Itch up Callahan's creek to where their coal openings are. The fact was tiiat they wished the question settled be? fore developing this property. The fur? naces at Big Stone-Gap are nlpo being putdifd to completion. The improvement in the business situation is being getier* ally felt tbougbout the south. AN UPRISING. THJE BRICEVILLE MINERS AVENGE THEIR WRONGS. They Attack and ISurn the Stockades In Spite of the GuardK.-They Liberate 461 Convicth and Give them Citizens' Clothes. Telegraph WireK Cut, and Particulars Hard to Obtain.?The Convicts Scattered Retreat into Kentucky. K.Noxvn.le, Ten.w, Nov.2.?Knoxville and East Tennessee arc in a turmoil of excitement sucli ns has not been expert* enced in this section since the war. } After months of uncertain waiting and useless hoping for relief from the oppress? ion of convict labor the miners of Eastern Kentueky and Tennessee, aided by many sympathizers in every avocation of life, have acted in a forcible manner. Since July those opposed to convict la? bor in the coal mines have been patiently awaiting the action of the special session of the Legislature and the decision of a number of cases i u the court. All have j thus far been adverse to the interests of j the miners and patience has ceased to be a virtue for some time past. The miners of Eastarn Kentucky, South? ern Indiana and Tennessee have been per j feeling arrangements for positive action.; They decided that the convicts had to go, pcacabie if it could be, but forcibly if necessary. After using, as they thought, every honorable means to secure relief the miners last Friday night took forcible ac? tion and released nearly four hundred convicts. Early Friday afternoon scores of strange men were seen occupying the secret hid? ing-places in and about Briceville and Coal Creek. Many of them were from the Kentucky mines und. a few were well sup? plied with liquor. The men who had been kn.wn s e iders for the min r* hi Ihis sectiou and listed as their aids were mostly in this city and attended a theat? rical perfui mance. By a previous agreement, about 9:H0 nearly one thousand armed men and boys went to the Briceville mines of the Ten? nessee Coal Com patty. They surrounded, j the guards and demanded the immediate release of all the convicts, UiO in number, j The guards were powerless,und as the j convicts were marched out singly and each ; ,fiiroished with a suit of citizens' clothes,! preparations were made to burn the j stockade,which was recently erected at ?.j cost of several thousand dollars. l As the last convict donned his new sutti the stockade blazed, aiding him to hasten! j his footsteps. After releasing all the eon viel s and taking charge of the guards at Briceville, the miners and their relief guard went down to the mines of the' i Knoxville Iron Company. Here were confined 140 more convicts. After battering down the stockades and firing of}'a cannon near by the miners re? leased the prisoners and furnished them with suits and wished, them well. The ptore of Capt. Schumbley, Superin? tendent of the prison, was forcibly entered, aub nearly one thousand dollars, worth .of general morchnmlise taken from it. This action on the part of the releasing party is regretted by good citizens every? where. Reliable information from Nash? ville is to the effect that Gov. Buchanan will send no troops to the scene of the trouble, but will spend any amount needful to arrest atid convict the leaders in test night's trouble. ' .-*-^??- ?' ZEBRAS AT OLIVER SPRINGS SET FREE Entrance to the Stoekado was Eflected in the. .Horning* Knoxville, Nov. 2.?The end has come in East Tennessee, and all the convicts, numbering nearly 500, and mostly oplor ed, are wandering about over this section of the south, seeking^ temporary _ suste? nance and safety from capture, ..!? II was hoped by all law abiding citi? zens that after the dreadful, experience of last Friday night, when nearly 300 con? victs were released and giveu citizons' clothes, coupled with freedom, that jiH was at an end in the way of violating the ! law. c<o. All day Saturday, and even Sunday, everything seemed an quiet as a grave? yard, and no one thought but that all the trouble was over. Quietly and without warning the deterr mined miners and their sympaihizers however, made all needed preparations for an attack on the convict camp at Oli? ver Springs. Last night Soon after dark scores of strange nu;n commenced gath? ering about the mines of the Cumberland Coal Company, where the convicts, 160 in number, were being worked, most of them being colored. Soon the entire stockade was surrounded. Entrance to the stockade where the convicts'were was easily secured, and about one o'clock the entire lot. with the_ exception of about a dozen sick, crippled and trusty convicts were released4 They were in turn us they left the prison given citizens' clothes and told to get out. The miners and their friends I hen en? tered tlie stockade, and in a -short t\m? the entire prison was ablaze and reduced to ashes. As the flames lit up the surrounding hill ahh the convicts fled, the releasing party dispersed and it was nearly daylight this morning before the work had -been entirely completed. All of the above was accomplished without the slightest loss of blood, and before many of the citizens of Oliv< r Springs were aware of what was going <in Out of the entire lot of convicts released -otne eight of th?m who were mostly ttrus-' ties were returned by the guards. They were brought to the city this morning by the guards and placed in thcKuox county jail. * \ v Three Caught at Siiddlesboro. Aln>nj,i*sno?o, Ky, Nov. 4.-?Trc city po? lice this-morning captured three of the 1 convicts who were reJeantetj at the Britto* ! ville (Tenn.) mines Friday. The names of the prisoners are: Wm. Graves, Sam Good? rich and Albert Henderson, and they ac? knowledged their identity. They are all colored. They were found in the hills in the eastern part of the city, near the Overbeck Brewery. The men are now in jail and the Tennessee authorities have been notified of their arrest. Caught Twenty-One Convicts. Somerset, Ky., Nov. 4.?Detective Wm. BateB captured twelve of the Tennessee convicts near the State line yesterday afternoon and nine others this morning, all negroes, and brought them here and placed them in jail to await orders from the Governor of Tennessee. The Reward too Small. BOXVLINO green, Ky., Nov. 4.?About a dozen men whose appearance and actions led people to believe them a party ot Tennessee's released convicts passed through the city this morning. They were poorly clotned, but no stripes were visible, \t created some little uneasi? ness. Chief of police Corbin savs the email reward offered for Hrt? Capture would not justify Vim to make the arrests. He will, however, keep nUsnspieious charac? ters on the move. WELLS IJI3ATS AULLS. Craft carries Scott county. J?chsen elect, ed to tne Legislature. The election passed off very quietly in this town on Tuesday, and so far as heard from the same is the case throughout the county and district, a great deal of earnest work was done, however, by both sides,as the excitement had reached almost fevor heat in some portions of the county and district. Generally, a full vote was polled, except in the county of Scott, where I rather a light vote was polled. At this writing it seems that Wells' has been I elected to the State Senate over Mills and I Craft by 200 plurality; and Jackson (Dem.) to the Legislature by a small ma? jority, it has beeu.dilfjeu.lt to get returns fmui Dickenson county and these may affect the above estimate somewhat. The vote in Big Stone Gap stood ; Mills 211 : Weljs 141 ; Craft 71. For the House of Delegates, McNiel 214 : Jackson 153. ?! Wise court-house gives Wells a majority I of 136. Coeburn gives a majority of 9 for Wells. The Pound gives a majority of 75 for Wells. Noaxo?rOut.4.?Wells has carried W;sc county by 215 votes. Jackion not far behind*. LEE COUNTY. , Jonssville, Nov.?The result in Lee county so far as heard from at 8 a.m. to-day in: Morgan Store, Mills' maj. 75; Bishop's, Milk' maj. 3; Blackwater, Mills' tnaj. 3; Salem,Milk' maj.. 03- Total majority for Mills 17*, Jonesvillc, Wells' maj. 44; Hunters Gap, Wells' maj. 18. Total majoritv for Welts, 62. Net majority for Mills 112. This is 6 out of 13 Voting plaoes. Dem? ocrats claim that the other precincts will reduce this. Republicans claim it will increase it to 200. Spencer (Alliance Dem.) for lower house gets 1 majority at above precincts. Pennington Gap, Nov. 4.?The official vofe in Lee county gives Mills a plurality of '111. Spencer (Alliance-Dem.) carries the county by 85. scott county. Gate City, Nov. 4.?This precinct gives Wells 200; Mills 131 ; Craft 61. Hugo, (Alliance.-Dcm.) is elected to the lower house from this county. * Cunohport, Oct. 4.?This precinct gives Craft Ul ; Mills 20; Wells 48. Rye Cove, Oct.?The. vote for Senate here stands Wells 1:28 ; Mills 91 ; Craft 70. Gate City, Oct. 4.?The full vote of this couutv for Senate is Craft 947 ; Mills 9^5; Wells 920. ? Norton, Va. Nov, .r)?Wells gets plural? ity in the four counties, of 227 votes over me; carries, Wise, 210. Dickenson, 133. The other counties you know; Craft gets 190 votes in Wise, nearly all off me. 41 in Dickenson', said to be all Republicans but two or three. The Alliance candidate was instrumental in detjiat. Can't get the vote bv dist ricts. . ., , . ^ J. B. F. Mills. SATISFACTORY WORK Being Done on the Appalachian Steel and Iron Company'? Furnaces.?Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the Appalachian Steel & Irou Co., was held at the Inter? ment Hotel on Wednesday, the 4th, inst. $336.000;o.f the capital stock was repre? sented, out of a total of $450,000. Jas. F. Peters, was re-elected president of the company for. the ensuing year, and E. J,.i.Bird, vice-president; M. T. Ride oour was elected.secretary and treasurer. Some changes were made in the board of directors ; the following gentlemen com? pose the new board: E. J. Bird, M. T. Ridehour and Jas. F. Peters, of Big Steine Gap, Va.; J. C. Haskell, Bristol, Tenn ; H. W. Bates,Riverton, Ky.;E.J. Bird, Jr., Ironton, Ohio ; and R. A. Ayers, Gate City.Va. f progress on the furnaces. The work on the two furnaces being built by this' company at Big Stone Gap, is progressing more satisfactorily now, than for six months past, and it is confidently claimed that one at least will go in blast before the tirsl day of February. All the iron work fork for both furnaces will be completed within fifteen days. Six stoves and ten boilers have been complet? ed : and three blowing engines are in place. Three of the stoves are already lined with brick and work on the other three is being pressed. The stohe-work for the cast-house 'is half done and all the wronght-tron for this house is in place. 65,000 pounns of 'shflet-ifou, from Bridgeport, Ohio, arrived this week for covering the stock and boiler houses. Some Idea of the dimensions of this plant may be formed Irou the statement that the stock-house alone will be #00 feet long; 80 feet broad and 2<? feet high. I Mr. Bird, the vice-president and general I manage? assured a Fcbt reporter on Wed i newUy that 4ho work ttatsM now fee pushed \ to wapfeftofc. TIMHEALY WHIPPFD. FARXELI/S NEPHEW COWHIDES THE titl-SIL BLACKGUARD. His Assault on afrs.Parnelland Hiss Par nell is Avenged.?Much Excitement in Ireland.?Priestly Intimidation. Dublin Nov. 4.?Timothy Healy, Mc Carthyitc member of the House of Loin- j mons of the northern division of I he County of Longford, lias been publicly horsewhipped in the streets of Dublin by Mr. McDermott, the nephew of the late Charles Stewart Parnell. Such is the terse record of an interest? ing and not unexpected event which has just been placed upon the bulb tin boards of the various newspapers of this city, j every one of which is .surrounded by dem-1 onstrativc crowds of hot blooded iiish-! men. J The Parti ell it es in the throngs which I gaze upon the big black letters of the no-1 lice are jubilant, ;i ml <!<> not hesitate to J taunt the McCarthyites who also crowd about the boards. The cuiiseqn? nee is that a number of lights have already '?v curred, while the temper of the partisans is such as to suggest the necessity for strong and vigilant police patrols. It has been in the air that Mr. Healy would, by some one and somehow, be called to it prompt reckoning for the ex? ceedingly vigorous speech delivered by hirn at Longford on Sunday last. Oidi narily Mr. Healy is a remarkably forcible j orator, but on the occasion in question he j excelled himself, having gone so far as to J refer to Mrs. Parnell as "an English pros litute." The particulars of the assault areas follows: Mr. McDermott. who is a solici? tor, this morning espied Mr. limolln j Healy, dressed in hi- barristers, wig. and J gown, walking through the Four Courts. Without a moment's delay Mr. McDcrmot i drew a horsewl ip from under hi? coat,! rushing upon the astonndid uuinmand.eiv vigorously belabored him with repeated and strong blows, Mr. tlealv was taken completely by surprise, and stumbling fell j upon his back, his wig falling from his head at the same time. While Mr. Healy was prostrate his enemy continued to re morsely and unsparingly slash whatever part of his body presented itself. This, I however, did not last long, for Mr. Healy, ] springing to his feet, the two men clinch? ed. There was a rapid delivery of list! blows by Mr. McDermott. and the short j wrestling match was-concluded in McDer- j mutt's favor. The men were finally sepa? rated. McDermott explained to the crowd j that the thrashing was on account of j Hea.lv assailing Parnell's female relative INDUSTRIAL NOTES. Messrs J. K. Taggart, Manager of the Vir ginia Coal& Iron Co., and M a vor Bullit t moved last week into their houses just completed on Poplar Hill. Dr. Hoback takes the house va? cated by Mr. Bullitt, and Mr. John Goodloe that by Mr. Taggart, while Dr. Kunkel gets Mr, Goodloe's. Mr. W. J. Horsely will have one of the most artistic houses at big Stone Gap, some of the ideas for the interior being novel here. * ? It locks quite like business to .see the two engines of the Valley Street Hail-road in ser? vice at once, bringing in the trains of the L. k N. and S. A. k 0. R. R.'s only a few [ minutes apart. A change of time of the arri J val of the S. A. & 0. at noon by 15 minutes or j half-hour would enable close connections tobe made between both roads, and in the afternoon to take supper here. ? * Big Stone Gap can lay claim to a most favor? able comparison, as regards, temperature,with many of the most noted resorts (if Europe, as may be seen from the following tables : I t * 5 5 ? ? S I = Rip- Stone Gap, i r,4.1 SOJt TD.: 66.5 co.a G3.3 <W.fl Naples, 52.0 ",7.086.571.0 T.*>.'? 70..*? 7,-'."> 65.0 , Montone, 52.057.0 03,0 70.0 75.a7">.o ?:?.() 6!.f i Itome, ?2.0 56.4 04JS C?.2 7:: :i - CO 69?63.6 Nice, 51.457.063.0 09.0 73.G74.36&4 61 .ft Florence, 4S.(i 56.0 6410 60.0 77.0 70.0 70.0 50.0 Average, 51.150.7 G4.2 69.674.8 70.270.] 02.7 The temperature here for March, April and May, is but from 2 to 8 degrees cooler than the J average for the other five places ; June is j about the same ; while July, August Septem? ber and October are respectively 8, 6, 7, and 14 degrees more pleasant. * * Goodloe Brothers are pushing the brick ve? neering on their Poplar Hill house for the nse of Gen. Ayers. The Big Stone Gap Grate & Mantel Factory beides being at work on a large order of cars wheels, irons and tip-horse machinery for the Coal Company at Taeoma is turning out a lot of its grates and a general line of castings,and just now is preparing the patterns for the iron front of W. H. Nickles & Co's new store. \ * * The red ore on the Payne land is improving, it being now 45 inches in thickness. * # m. o. Combs of bee county is about com-j pletinga residence 30 x 1C with an ell H x 10, and a stable 32 x 60, in Block 79, Plat 1, near Wood Avenue. * * Graham Brothers of Wise county are putting up a dwelling of tasteful design in the Sulphur j Springs Addition, and Netvt. Kelly has erected two cottages, which with the houses of Messrs Parsons end Kelly, arc giving shape to that part of town. " ^There>ere 589 arrivals at the Informant in i the fijpnth of September, and 436 in October, or I ? f?tal 1 (S3 5 and at the Central fn September 3G2, and in October 440, or a total of 802; or a grand total of 1827 arrivals in town for those two months. * * It is not generally known that Big Stone formerally had a race-track in the bottom near Powell's River, comprising what is now Blocks 23,39, 40, 48 and 49 ip Platte 1, which is well adapted to the making of an elliptically-shaped almost level course. Here, old citizens say, many a race has been lost and won, and many a day of sport enjoyed by crowds of mountain? eer?. Perhaps on a kite shaped track, and in this bracing air Maud S. or Sunol might beat their already wonderful records. Those old days might be renewed with improving financea and, indeed, one of our go-ahead citizens sug? gested the establishment of a Fair to be held here, hereafter, in the autumn, when stock and agricultural products, household and fancy work be exhibited, tiots,races and other amuse? ments provided, and such a general programme gotten up as shall confirm people for fifty mile* or more around in the belief that Big Stone Gap is to be the centre of this section for busi? ness and pleasure. ? a The coal supply of the mines at Big 8tone Gap is totally inadequate to the demand, and only the mild weather has prevented its being felt with physical suffering. Tho dealers here have been unable to get even a car load for tee days past, and may not for a week 05 so yet to come, as the S. A. 0. R. R. is carrying its out? put to Abingdon and Bristol, on previous con? tracts, providing only an occasional carto keep the ek-ctric lights going here. It is one of tha unexplained mysteries of the coal trade why people will not lay in their supply of fuel in the summer, when it is perfectly dry and cheaper than it is in the winter. If this condition of affairs coutinues to exist, and other mines are not opened, recourse wiH have to be had to the mines at other points, on the L. & N. R. B, Stonega Academy has enrolled 46 pnpils, ihe Public scbuol at Big Stone Gap 137 ; the one at i Jut ton's Mill 49; that at East Big Stone Gap 138 ; and the colored school 29,or a total of 3U8 for this place. * * It is reported that much of the eoal on about . (10 or hi) miles of the extension of the line of t he Norfolk & Western R.R. from Pocahontas, through West Virginia, to the Ohio River, is no.t of good quality, which, if true, adds very largely to the value of the coking coal fields about Big Stone Gap. * ? Mr 1). C. Williams of Big Stone- Gap, wb* has been mentioned in these*column* as pos? sessing one of the two known fat ma on- which ginseng is cultivated, has recently removed e quantity of the roots from a portion of hit ground and finds that tho yield is at the rate of $1,300 per acre, and, moreover, by a process known to himself after long experimenting, he uses the same plant so as to give him another return in about three years. Mr* Williamt has in cultivation at the present time about, three acres anu by spring will have some ten acres, planted with seed, or with young roots which he keeps alive nud moist, in boxes of earth. The seed which resemble small coffee berries bring $1.00 a pint and the green ginsing roots $1.00 per pound. These last, when " clerified," (that is put in hot water, scraped and dried) bring $3.00 to $5.00 per ponnd, the price depending partly on the size. Mr. Wil? liams has on hand now some 1000 pounds of ginseng dried and sacked, though some years i his sales run ui> to 3500 ooundB. iiig^toneuap Weather for October The Signal Set vice observations taken by Mr. John W. Fox, Sr., Voluntary ob? server, at this point, show that the aver? age readings at 7 a. m. was 41.5 degrees; .it 2 p. in., .VJ.7; at 9 p.. in., 45.8^ of the maxima, 03.3, oi the minima. 3b.3, and toe grand average for the mouth48.0. The bigheat temperature reached was83.5 degrees on the 4th, and the lowest, 22.5 on the28th. The total rain-fall was 1.81 inches, fall? ing oil si.1 days. There was frost on the Olli, 10, 17, 28, 20 and 30th;and ice on the 26llu 2?th, and, 30th? - . -O-o The Irish Clergy in Politic*. Cock, Nov. 4.?Singular statements are alleged by the Purnellite leaders as to the intimidation of voters by the clergy. It is said that anathema has been threatened against electors who should dare to vote the Parncll ticket; that men were told to drop the Pamellite'cause under peril of being denied the rights of the church,and that women were aopealcd to by the priests to influence Jueir husbauds against the I'arnellite cause. .Itjs thought. probable that in- the evemt .of ..an anti-Parnellite victory op Friday., .Mr^Reilmond will con? test the election.on the alleged ground of priestly intimidation and dictation. The Parneliites claim that hut for the priests they could carry the district with ease, but'that the clergy spare no effort to prejudice the minds of the people against the cause represented b? Mr. Redmond. ,-+~+r--r~~~. Jorge tfontt Elected president. New Yoek, Nov. 3.?The Herald's Val? paraiso dispatches confirm the news that Admiral Jo,rge Mount is the choice of all parties for President of the Republic. Montt is somewhat backward in acceptiug the honor and modestly declares that he is a sailor and not a politician. It is, never? theless, the general opinion that he will accede t? tne demand' that he accept the Presidency. His acceptance would wni|e all the political factions. The papers here are blaming Minister j Egan for fomenting the trouble between ; Chili aud the United States. ; A report reached Valparaiso TCSKpaj from Santiago to the effect that MmssUr of Foreign Affairs Malta has sent a dia patch to Minister Bgan, relative to tbo Baltimore affair. It is said to lie ?ouc&ed in a conciliatory tone and to ?flttM-? cvorv wav a desire to see done just as boob W ttft tmrW? % m .eroded.