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^ ofthb four seasons.
ckvWhlHkry -AdulaWeck,
^K:Cc wm !<o,*?f stlflta^w<
; Teno.. April *l.-With all
< .York and LouisviUc royalty ncre
?.tne, hotel palace, I coul^ot
? in and take a peep. Neither
(Wand nor I was invited to
Li free feast of the swells,
j, hotel is open, don't yen
?dwvbodycan come and pay his
Lisa dar, don't you see, and look
. . ,tfu, distance from a remote
lln-trou understand? And that
Lldid. But I came disguised as an
la nobleman, and nobody knew I was
?v rrcn Green gave me a glance,
?iJeutly thought 1 was a freak from
Iriindind passed on.
ipital, operating through New
. 8. lBSii,ic for the construction
palace, and 1 understand
Sew York swells have con
ti to make the place a fashionable
jljear-around resort. They have
(literhere, for which they claim the
?hrvirtues of the Carlsbad waters.
Iitiso have a lofty altitude, a beauti
teaic panorama, and an uncertain
it. Middlcsborough is five miles
I And the country about is full of
gnUenlth. Dut just how these swells
sts reached the conclusion
M in and hotel sanitarium would
foreis beyoitd my feeble comprehcit
b. Thesnntitarium,by the way, is not
WUnum." hut a "sanatorium." Sani
(ram is far t?)0 commonplace. Sanatorium
Bjlhesame thing, and isn't so eom
pdon'tyou pee? Invalids who come
t-ifaiiv invalids should coinc?will
^permitted to slop at the hotel, but
iflouke their home at the sanatorium.
Alexander Mi-Lane Hamilton is Pres
|?ioi'i!io company and chief ot the staff
ins, which, by the way includes
IPrejtnn B. Scott, of Louisville. And
k Dr. Alexander McLane Hamilton is
lit physician to the inner circle of the
iic ring of New York's everlasting
,1iewill douhtless send a good many
Borerfed plutocratic patients., with
Ittginary ailments, <mt this way. It
itka source of congratulation to these
JsMitn know that a few steps will
lltein across the border into
Jitscky, where they can purify their
?!?i!ht!ie l'emiiiiflv aristocratic at
1 ere ol the proudest old common
'<'?? "!i die face of tlie earth.
JtoUv the whirl of gayetiea Legan.
mwere two special cars on the early
pin: L. k X. traiu from Louisville.
Ktf lhe<e was a private car of President
8-Smith, with a party of Louisville
?. aboard. The other was a New
'car and in it were some dozen or
JJ*fI)r. Alexander McLane Hamilton's
feenj, under the chaperonage of Mr.
|w.Clarence Carey. In tiiisparrv, amo
jfcn, were Mr. and Mrs.Reginald De
P,l)eKoliven is the composer of the
tatul opera "Robin Hood.' He does
Nye-glass act, wears Knickerbock
twtridea the earth with a stately
IN is evidently verv much pleased
m?\t\ But he never comes down
?JtHu. Mrs. i).Kohren, who is a
P?J handsome woman, is also ex
Sjrtil. She is a daughter of ex"
gy.ranrell.of Illinois, and is so de
f-wth Regie's success and her new
" ; ?cquaintances in New York that
^Pearuuhave quite forgotten that
IV?? on the map. It is even said
S, C0;,si!,i i" remember a good
[Jofherold Chicago friends.
L1? ?.Irs- Clarence Carey, who
? V v- ? Y,,rk g?e's?a out, were
Elp 'ST peo?,e> Mr- 0*w? is
FtM?i 8, (':i5>i,al in tl,is country
^?LnTlni"~t*! in liavins
Efrj! U'? ?*???? Mr. James
kon "er.was. amo,lS tlie,n- Hiscon
qjpaaiouhere, was his pretty iit
&7' ^??w a fine looking
^man of about forty. His face wears
Udh U - &U, ahnost Pad ?xpress
h : ha.r, winch is rapidly turn
Ntei ub,,?nitheradi*ttnguisbed
Wtbuiw *? lsahroad shouldered,
E ff'* higsquare legs
Nv8aulrnt;?.lln knj^erbockers.
Cth , hlw:-**f- hotter, vou
Hf^l t ,la,,,lt,1;:^a Southern .nan
? ?"herner.'
Wfe!??Ued P,w?anlly,?my wife
lit . er' y?u know.*'
^ the a?l?f rHgon' whosc c?ttage is
lb tin!I lvl,v18 ftt Bur HarboiCwas
N^th?ttS P 5.lJ,ked uer consider;*
^geat ft, so,,,(-' others of her
^??ocouVin Cure.v' of Haiti
quite \ew V ,. Easterner*; Thev
^Wor^ r^f'^Mid not look
,a'l'er, a..0 ?Mohn Armstrong
NA?oeliarlngU!8hed h??self ^
^?Ottt i? u. 7 lC lms waudcr
^U5 airoi i ,0?kers apw-l
^dlT r^rtauc? Suite becoming
i^ here ? ,look8 if he would
Kjjto l? her; ?? i? about as
b^r-oli U,'kl^??'dher twen
iNiMt i*Uy> ffho ?P? beam
l^ple. 21 ?Ut witli t{?o New
Ii but hTw ,tS H. vcr-v ??lor?r sort
grille l P5V who
>to a 'el !; i,U Par^' 8?veral
[^NWS Hr.and
Il ^C ?omeof the
Strl?faet ha f l,,ul>??<i works,
? & White, the i*?t|!
i -
PerlmpsMrs.Goddard and her beaut,
ful daughter, Miss Hope GoddinT at?*c
cd more attention than anv of the flew
lork mil. Miss Hopo-Godd rdiH
realhc^uty. Besides, she in accomplish
ed and charming: She rides to the
hounds with the daring of a Comanel e
;Indian, and was first in at the paper chnse
yesterday Miss Hope Goddarll is he
young lady whom it is said so delighted
Queen Victoria that she ordered her
grandson, Prince George, home from the
Bermudas to meet her. ?
j Captain Algeron Paget, of the Rovnl na?
vy, a brother of Lord Alfred Pa^t also
( rode to the hounds in a daring chase
across country yesterdav. He is a bic
red-faced English swell, but a wonderfuL
skillhil and reckless rider. Captain Pa
got is the man who went up in a baloon
i^nA ftg? a,,d J,lmPed out at height of
4,000 feet, coming down gracefully and
safely in a parachute. He did this to
eebpse the record of a professional athlete
and aeronaut who had jumped several
days previous at a height of 2,000 feet.
There is evidently nothing mean about
Captain Paget when it comes right down
to eclipsing records. And, bv the way
Ool. Lewis Clarke gnys he is'the finest
cross country rider he ever saw.
Lady Julian Pauncefort, wife of the
British Minister, and her two tall English
looking daughters arc here. They have
had very little to say to any bodv except
hi* nibs Count Von Batkine* Secretary of
the Hussion Legation, who has been con?
stantly with them. The Misses Paun?
cefort look to be nearly six feet tall, and
are tremendus walkers and riders, and all
that, you know, which is dreadfully En?
glish, don't you sec.
That howling and blase swell, Creightou
Webb, came out with the New York party.
Creightou is said to be so dreadfully
wicked that many of the pious New York
mammas have put him on the black list.
He has not been carrying things by storm
here, although he evidently thought he
would. He told a Louisville girl that, "ev?
erybody wanted to meet Creightou Webb."
He was not devoured by any of the Louis?
ville contingent, however. He is a broth?
er of i)r. Stewart Webb, who married a
Vanderbilt, and is the son of a once very
distinguished man, but he has not been
on Ward McAllister's list recently. He
has very noble calves, almost cows, in
fact, and l?oks immense in kn:ckerl o ?kers.
He also has a large and ornate display of
These New York swells, with one or two
exceptions, of notably .James Brown Pot?
ter and George Perkins, gave the Louis?
ville contingent the cold sholdcr from the
rery outset. They elevated their royal
noses and stayed off lo themselves with
a 'dazzling frigidity that even made tin
ice jealous. They also made some of the
Louisville people very tired. Some of the
men wanted to meet the Louis vile girl
but they neither introduced the ladies of
their own party to the Louisville men nor
to the Louisville ladies when they could
help it. It looked like the rankest and
commonest sort of snobery to many of the
Louisville people, and some of them will
be a long time getting over their disgust
Even Colonel Clarke, who has done so
much for New York people in Louisville
was kicking 1 understand.
You should see our State Geologist,
Proctor, in Knickerbockers and top-boots.
Mr. Proctor has been right in it up here
all week. He rode to the hounds, rode in
the hurdle race, Mid did a great many
things that were entirely English, don't
you know.
To-night the chappies are going-to have
a coon hunt, in which the ladies will par?
ticipate, but 1 am getting tired of hang?
ing around the hotel in disguise, and am
going home. So I won't see it. 1 am
sorry, by the way, that I disguised myself
as ail Italian nobleman. An Italian no?
bleman isn't big enough pumpkins to lie
noticed here. I f I had worn knickerbock-,
ers and a bicycle shirt, and had borrowed
Morton Casseday's Toiler whiskers, 1
would have been in ir. They have whis?
key here, but only Scotch and Irish whis
ey. Kentucky whiskey isn't good enough.
Hesides, it isn't swell to drink Kentucky
whiskey, don't-you-know. 1 understand,
just as 1 am about to take my departure,
that the New York swells are thawing
out a bit. ahd'that the two contingents are
likely to be on very friendly terms before
thevall leave. But I can not stay. I
must awav. Alonzo.
The 8laine*e Twin?.
jjfew York Sun.|
In reference to the Siamese Twins "D*
writes from Brandy Station, Va., that he
has a copy of Gleason's Pictoral, publish?
ed in Boston in 1853, wherein is "picture of ]
the Siamese Twins with their wives and
childrens gathered about them, and he
The picture shows ten children with a
baby, which makes eleven. To quote from
the "account accompanying the picturc
"Soon after taking up their abode in this
region (Mount Airy, Surry county, N. C.,)
thev simultaneously became smitten with
the charmR of two very pretty sisters
named Yates, and each selecting hi? part?
ner, the four were made two with due cere
mony. This double union has apparently
proved highly satisfactory to all concern?
ed. The ladies are represented as amia?
ble and interesting." The account quot?
ed from does not. say anything about any
of the children being mutes. Now as to
what I know personally: In J863 I whs
stationed at the General Military Hospital
in Stauntor.. Va., and connectedwitn the
Medical Examining Board. In the latter
part of August of that year one of the sol?
diers examined by the board for furlough
was a son of the Siamese Twins. He be?
longed to a North Carolina regiment, and?j
had been wounded at Gettysburg. He
was furloughed for sixty days. This
young man was between 17 and IS years
old then. Ho was tall and straight and
very intelligent and gentlemanly in his
manners. The night 1 gave him his fur?
lough he showed hia^apprcciation by. giv?
ing me three very large apples that he
I said had been grown on the Twins' place
in North Carolina, and had been seut to
jtjtn with other things, from home, after
he came to the hospital. These facts I
khowir?lfhongH-ncftriy twenty-nine yeais
have elapsed the remembeiunce jfthem
areas vivid as yesterday's tranactions.
You must, therefore, be in error about
the year of the Twins' marriage, or they
were married twice*
Sure of Only y^^T;be M.a*?aehu8?.tts
Delegates to Chicago.
Boston, April 15?Tiro more dietric
Democratic Conventions were held to-day,
and Mr. Cleveland fared no better than
yesterday. In the First district Conven?
tion in Sprigfield there was a iquare fight
betwoen Hill and Cleveland factions, and
the result was a draw.
Dr. A.C. Dean of Greenfield, who was,
elected delegate by acclamation, is
Cleveland man. J. J. Curran of Holyoke,
% other delegate, would not commifhim
selself and both sides claim him. As he
"?as nominated by a man who eulogized
Senator Hill, and as he was opposed
strongly by the Cleveland men, it is safe
to class him as an anti-Cleveland delcgnte.
An attempt was made to saddle Cleveland
resolutions upon the Convention, but it
was n failure until after the Hill delegates
had left the hall under the supposition
that a motion to adjourn had been car?
ried. The Hill men were in the majority
the rote standing 86 to 68 in the selection
of the second delegate.
Cleveland received another set-back in
the Third district Convention in Worces?
ter. Senator John It. Thayer was chosen
as on avowed Russell Delegate by a vote
of 65 to 28. The other delegate, John
O'Gara of Spencer, is also a Russell dele?
Only one Convention is left for Cleve?
land forces to fight over, and they arc
working like beavers to secure the two
delegate from that district, the thir?
The result of the struggle has been a
big surprise to the Cleveland machine.
Instead of a solid delegation from Massa?
chusetts, Cleveland has secured barely
one-half, and some of the delegates con?
ceded to him arc known to be only luke
wnmi supporters.
Of the four delcgaies at large, the Hon,
.lohn E. Russell is the only out-and-out
Cleveland man. Mr. Houghton is called
a Cleveland delegate and will vote for him
but his preferences would lead him- to
vote for some other candidate.
Gen. Collins is only a lukewarm sup?
porter, and Gen. Corcoran has not yet re?
covered from the effects of the knifing
which, he recived at the hands of the Mug?
wumps at the last election. A truce has
been patched up, but the soreness re?
Of the twenty delegates already chosen
only nine are ont-ahd-out Cleveland sup?
porters. Four others are counted by the
Cleveland lenders, but they are lukewarai
disciples of the Claimant. Eleven of
the delegates will go to Chicago strongly
opposing Cleveland's nomination. Seven
of the anti-Cleveland men are not pledged
to any candidate, but they will fight Cleve?
land. Two of the auti Cleveland men will
sunport Senntor Hill to the end. Two
others will givo G >v. Russell their sup?
port. ?
K*t?t Tennessee SI oekliolilen* Ask for an In?
junction Against the Itailroad Union.
KxoxvtLT.E, April l?.?In 1888, when the
East Tennessee road was about to be
leased to the Richmond and Danville, an
injunction was gianted by Chancellor
Henry R. Gibson, preventing its consum?
mation on the ground that it would work
injustice to minority stockholders and
was contrary to public policy as the
two svstems were competing. Since then
the properties have been operated as com?
petitors. To-day, in Chancery Court, a
further injunction was asked for by W. J.
Walsh anil Luther A. Morse, both of Chat?
tanooga, and owning each five shares ol
the common stock upon the same grounds.
It was contrary to public policy. The
complainants aver that the competing
roads are ahout to become one property,
under the style of the Southern Railway
Company. Mr. Oak man is to be Presi?
dent of the three roads, and that the di?
rectory in eacli is practically the same.
Tliev allege that the present scheme is
practically the same as one in which an
injunction was obtained in 1888; that while
the Terminal Company only owns twenty
one millions of East Tennessee itock, it
can bv manipulating certain other stock?
obtain possession of the former.
The bill was filed late this afternoon.
Chancellor Gibson will hear arguments
on Friday, April 23.
* ? o ?
In Cclehration of the Solemn Festivities of
the Pachal Lamb.
(Dri?fo! Xews.)
Last evening ot 7:30 Hotel Faiimount
was ablaze with light and brightness os
the clans began to gather. To the obser?
ver it was apparent that something un?
usual was astir, as each arrival was usher?
ed by the hall boys to "104," which Mine
Host Fry had designated as the general
rendezvous. %
There the goodly eompany gathered, all
iooming'y exhilarated by pleasant antici?
pations and in the most companionable
frames of mind.
When the number wa3 completed, they
repaired to the handsome ball-room where
Acting Most. Wise and Perfect Master,
Harry WvNafT, 3:2?, opened St. Andrew
Chapter No. 43, Sovereign Princes of the
Rose Croix, i" due form and under the au?
spices of St. Andrew Cousistory snd the
Supreme Council of the United States of
He then announced that the Chapter
was assembled to observe one of the most
holy and sacred festivals of the Scottish
Rite of Fseemasonry?the Feast of the
Pachal Lamb?and in accordance with the
ancient usage, directed the Grand Master
of Ceremonies to visitthe avenues and see
if there were any poor, hungry or destitute
without* for if there be he was yet a fel?
low man and by that entitled to .become
the guest of a day, even though he should
become shelterless the next.
The Master of Ceremonies aoou return?
ed, having found without toe w?Ua oi the
city one po*r, hungry and thirsty soul and;
lie was welcomed as a brother.
The Chapter was then called from labor
to refreshment and adjourned to the ban?
quet Hall, where, after an appropriate
address from the handsome, accomplished
and dignified Master, the solemn ceremo?
ny of extinguishing the lights on the seven
branch candlestick was held andthechap
ter reduced to darkness which must exist,
until the period has elapsed when thev
can be relighted, which is on Easter morn.
The Sovereign Princes were then seated
at the table, which was beautifullv deco?
rated and arranged in the form of the em?
blem of the Order, the Passion Cross, and
t hen began a feast of reason and a flow of
soul. Good fellowship prevailed and ev?
erybody was becomingly and decorously
The Most Wise and Perfect Master pro?
posed a toast to ?-Our Supremo Council
and Sovereign Grand Consistory," and in
his happi(st manner called npon and in?
troduced Illustrious John P. Steffncr, 33c
Acting Sovereign Grand Inspector Gen?
eral and Deputy Sovereign Grand Com?
mander, to respond, which he did in a
lengthy speech which elicited unstinted
The nest toast proposed was "St. An?
drew Consistory," to which Illustrious
Albert Parlett, 33?, its Commandcr-in
Chief, responded in a short but happy
speech, filled with words of cheer and en?
couragement. It was evident when the
toast, "Our Mother, the Symbolic Lodge,"
was proposed, that the interest of the even?
ing was centered in the response by
Illustrious L. F. Johnson, 33c, and when
he arose and the frost of his four score
years was visible in his flowing white
locks patriarchal beard, he was greeted
by long and continuous storms of applause.
The distinguished company dwelt eagerly
udon his every word and gesture and
drank in with great relish the sublime
and beautiful thoughts evolved from his
fifty-six years' experience as a Mason.
He spoke at length and with all the fire
and ardor of half a century ago. Here
cited his life's work in the cause, and hav?
ing made more than 500 Masons in Bris?
tol, a record that is utterly without
known precedent. The statement was re?
ceived amid thunders of applause. His
interest in the Masonic Institution seems
not to have weakened in least, but on the
contrary has gained strength. He stands
to-day thc'noble-t monument in the Ma?
sonic history of our city and all the dis?
tinguished honors of the order rest upon
hi< devoted head. The applause of the
evening was secured by his noble address
It was expected that ill. George W.
Wright, '.11', responded "in a speech of
short duration but lasting interest, which
was received v.irh liberal nptlausc. 111.
William G. Sheen. 3*2*, responded to ''The
Order of the Temple" in a. speech chaste
and beautiful. He interested his auditors
by reciting the origin of the American
system of Knights Templar Masonry,
which was first established in America by
warrants and charters granted by the
Sovereign Grand Consistory of which
Joseph Cornau was the head This im
poitant fact was in the nature of a reve?
lation to most of his hearers, as it estab?
lishes an immovable fact which rests with
(rreat weight upon the question of the
legitimacy of our supreme council, which
has been so vi,ulently assailed by rival
The toast to "Our Departed Brethren"
was offered standing and in solemn si?
lence. When the illustrious Master Naff
introduced the next toast, "Our First Poet
Laureate, Robert Burns, of Killikrankie
Lodge, which still meets among the bon
uie blue hills of Scotland," be made the
best and happiest effort of his life, and
when he called upon the brethren to re?
spond with "Anld Lane Syne"they joined
hands in a circle"aiid led by Prof Aiken's
cornet, made the rafters ring wilh the
melody of that matchless air.
The company then adjourned to "104."
where, after some further expressions of
fellowhip and great good will, they sepa?
rated to their homes, all feeling that they
were better men and Masons for having
been there, and more deeply devoted to
the objects and purposes of tht Mystic in?
It should be a source of eminent satis?
faction to the fraternity that the liberal
and progressive spirit of American citi?
zenship has thus inaugurated a new era
in its history, and that narrow-minded
sectarianism has no place or power within
its councils. 'We hope that this is the
6rst of a series of such events.
Samuel J. Kandall's Duel.
I Philadelphia Timct.1
Samuel J. Randall's projected duel with ^
Charles F. Beck, by the ridicule it created,
about put an end to that kind of Gothic
appeal in the Quaker City. Mr. Beck was
a studious gentleman and useful citizen,
and from his seat in Councils he de?
nounced machine politicians and their
works. Randall was extremely belliger?
ent when a young man, and lie claimed
that Beck had alluded to him, and de?
manded an apology or a fight. Mr. Beck
would not retract, and in due time re
ceired Randall's challenge Beck's an?
swer was a history of the municipal gov?
ernment of Philadelphia, a treatise on the
rh'ht of free speech, some remarks on
Mr. Randall's relation to the generation
of mules, and ended by advising him not
to make an ass of himself.
Randall wan furious, and sent one of
his Irish friends with an answer, threat?
ening to post Beck a3 a coward. Mr.
Beck received his visitor at the second
storv window and addressed him forensi
cally?and the captain withdrew in a rage,
threatening to return with a "lather."
Here Baudalt's friends interfered,and the
matter dropped, but Randall was very
sensitive to any allusion to it .afterwards?
this was in 1854?-aad in 1857 a waggish
lawyer suggested to a young reporter that
it would be a good tiling to sec Mr. Ran?
dall and get the history of the affair for
publication, at the same time giving the
yonng man a blood-curdling version of it.
The green journalist culled on Randall
and stated his errand. That gentleman's
brow grew black, and he was very curt
and snappish in speech, hut when the
question was asked, "Did Mr. Beck re?
cover from his wounds?" Randall broke
out in a roar of adjectives', and the hapless
interviewer escaped down stairs, just
missing the pitcher that was hurled at
bis head.
The Canse Will Nerer Bo Known?Other
Building* Full of Dynamite, Nitrogly?
cerine and Detonators Escape?Panic
Mount Anu.vuTON, N. J.t April 21.?The
works of the American Forcite Powder
company, on the shores of Lake Kopat
cong, about a mile below here, blew up at
about 3 o'clock (his afternoon, and seven
men were blown to atoms. The names of
five of the men killed are J. D. Smith, su?
perintendent of the works; Jucob Carlson,
William Pierce, Jamc6 Yagh and A. John?
son. Another body has been recognized
as that of a Swede whose name is un?
known. Two men were injured, one of
them Benjamin Cassimore, being so ter?
ribly burned and mangled that he will
probably die. The explosion occurred a
few minutes after 3 o'clock, and five build?
ings were shattered. What caused (he
explosion will never be known.
The works of the coi..pany consist of a
number of small buildings scattered about
at a distance of about 3U? feet from each
other. Most of the buildings were used in
themixing process and only one man wag
employed in each. The other 1 uildings,
which stand further away from the lake
on the mountain, are used for the storage
ofdynamite, nitro glycerine and detona?
tors. The works have been frequently
the scene of explosions, but never to such
an extent as to-day. . The explosion oc?
curred while the full force of men were at
work and created a panic. The men work?
ing in the buildings distant from those
blown up first, heard the roar, and the
buildings in which they were working
shook and trembled for fully ? minute,
then came an explosion which sounded far
louder than the simultaneous explosion of
half a dozen of the largest cannon.
The startled survivors rushed from their
work and saw ? cloud of dust and smoke
flying through the air near the lower part
of the company's grounds. They knew
what had happened and fearing ihn? the
concussion might set oil" the explosives in
the other buildings they took to thei:* liceb
and ran f ir the mountain Fide. Ait ra
few moments, when they saw thai no fur?
ther danger was imminent, thoy cau'iously
relumed to the scene of the explosion.
The wreckage was already on lire and
was burning fiercely. The n eu went to
work at once to overhaul (he wtcek in
search :if men who had been at wo;!; in
the ruined buildings. Within a few min?
utes they succeeded in finding two men.
bot': of whom were badly injur-.-d. Mean?
while the company's fire apparatus was
run out and water from the lake was used
to fight the fire. As soon as the Humes
were under control the roll of the cm
pany's employes whs called and il v.n:
found that seven w ere missing. The fcare!:
began, knowing that in ;i ease like tin
present one, it was useless to look in th ?
ruins. Scattered over several acres ol
ground they found 150 pounds of flesh and
bones, which if ?11 that remains of the
bodies of the victims. What could ho
found was gathered up in boxes and will
be buried by the company.
There are two other powder companies
in this vicinity. The Atlantic Giant Pow?
der Company at Ken ville, three miles a way,
and the United States powder storage
apartment station is at Dover, which is
seven miles from the scene of ex; 1 >s;on
The shock was plainly felt at Ken ville. and
the employes at work,thinking ?hat it was
[?art of their own works which had blown
up, left their breeches. The people of
Dover thought the United Stales powder
depot hnd exploded and at Mount Hope
the miners at work under ground felt the
jar, thought it was an earthquake and has?
tily went above ground.
Industriell Notes.
W. P.. F. Stidham has about completed
his residence at the corner of Clinto i Av?
enue and West 4th street.
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E. F. Taylor is putting up a $2,000 build?
ing on East 1st street below Pearl. The
first floor is to be used for a store-room,
and the second story is to be divided into
# ?
The L. & N. Railroad is now hauling
through Big Stone Gap to Norfolk, for ex?
port, 3100 car loads of Hour, equal to 197
train loads of 16 cars each.
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Architect Hurd, of this olace, is build?
ing a $0,000 brick residence for N. B. Dot
son at Gladeville.
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The painters have finished the inside of
Goodloe Bro's house on Poplar Hill, ard
nearly all of the outside. They expect to
finish this week.
The Du Pout Powder Manufacturing
Company of Wilmington, Del., has estab?
lished a powder depot at this plaee fosup
ply the mines in this section and also all
points between Middlesborough and St.
Paul, and between Bristol and this pluce.
W H. Nickels k Co., who have charge of
the depot, have $1,500 worth of powder on
the road.
Messrs. Petit and Thomas, have shipped
12,574 feet of poplar to Baltimore, and
21,920 feet to Norfolk for exportation to
Germany. Six more car loads of poplar
will follow at the end of this week.
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Engineer Malcolm Smith is dividing
the Parne land into- sections, for the Fur
uace Company, which are to be leased to
contractors tor stripping. Hitherto the
contractor who had to go under-ground
only a few inches to strip, has been get?
ting the same pay per ton as the contract?
or who was obliged to go under from four
to five feet. To avoid this an estimate
will be made on each section and the con?
tractor will be paid according to the la?
bor in getting the ore out.
# ?"*."?,
The Intermont Hotel is gradually chang?
ing its old neglected look to one that is
rather more cheerful. The interior wood?
work has received a new coat of paint, and
Lome plastering is being duue by 0, E,
? Jl
The null paper arrived Monday from
New Jersey alter a long delay. The pa?
per haugers;began at oneeand hare near?
ly completed the fourth story.
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Martin Luther will have charge of the
tonsorial department. His shop will be
in the room formerly used as the bar-room.
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The Episcopal Church, on Clinton Avo- |?
nuc, is being built as fast as the weather \ V
permits. The wails are completed and thw JJ(
roof is now being put on. The lmildiuipH
will probablv be finished by the tir#tj? \
May. f \
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Tracy Bros, are building an addition to
J. M. Goodloe's residence at the comer of
Shawnee Avenue and East 2nd street.
* *
The 100 feet of trestle from the Dummy
line to the stock-house at the furnace, if
* *
The stock-house is nearly completed,
and the cast-house has been tilled with
sand from Powells' River near the L. & N.
* *
Charley Johnson the Swede stone-ma?
son, is getting out the stone for the win?
dows and other part*, for Nickels' store
on Wood Avenue.
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The addition to the Central Hotel is
being roofed.
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The two hose carls ordered from Glea
son k Bailey, Seneca Falls, N. Y., arrived
Wednesday. The fire department will
turn out in full force Saturday uflcruoon
for practice.
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Mr. Shade Polly has opened a grocery
store on East 5th street below Pearl.
* *
Dr. Hobnck, W. E.Harris.C. M. Harris,
A. L. Sturm, Malcolm Smith and U. li.
buxom have formed a company and bought
I he right to sell Electric Burglar alarm.
Electric door-bells, itc, in Lee, Wi*e,
Dickeiisou and Scott counties.
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Jas. Pi Barron has bought (JOO-acres of
niinerai bind in the Crab Orchard from
Messrs. Collier and Slcmp.
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John Willis left Wednesday for St.
Louis, where he will buy a stock tor the
new furniture store which he will open
shortly in the K. T. Short! building ou
Shawnee Avenue.
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Letoher S!emp has the contract for
macadamizing East 5th street from the
bridge to J. C. McNuitvV saloen.
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A gentleman residing here, who Ukvi
a great den! of interest in the progress of
the "Gap,'' received enclosed with a Utter
from a friend living at Massillon, Ohio,
.i small pamphlet on which was primed
"What we have,'' followed by a list of Im?
provements. Another heading was: "..What
We waul," under it was a list oJ glass fai
torios, canning works etc., making in ali
i very presentable advertisement. Thia
gentleman suggests, as the cost would h*
very small, something similar should ha
gotten up for Big Stone Gup. This pam- i
[ihiet could be enclosed in a huSiiie** let- s
ter and wou'd receive attention. *
At a meeting of the congregation of
Christ's Kj iscopal Churh held on Wednes?
day afteruoou the 20th instant, the fol?
lowing vestiv was elected for the ensuing
year: H. H.Bullitt, L. T. Ofaury, W. E.
Addison, W. A. McDowell, G. W. Lovelt,
W. C. Shclton, D. S. Pleasant and Dr. H.
P. Howard. The vestry subsequently
-b eted H. li. Bullitt, senior warden; L. T.
Maury, junior warden; ^'. E. Addis? n,
register und G. W.Loveli, treasurer. r.
D. S. Pleasant* was eleeled delegate to
I he State Convention of the Episcopal
Church which will be held in Danville,
Va., during the hitler part of May.
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Reports received from twenty-six cor?
respondents, representing tweuty-?r?
counties; viz; Russell, Carroll, Smyfhc,
Roauoke, Bedford, Campbell, Amherst,
Nelson, Augusta, Greene, Clare, Fuuquier,
Prince William, Albeniarlc, Mccklenberg,
Xottoway, Goochbind, Hanover, Hcurico,
Richmond, Middlesex, Snney, Isle of
Wight, Northampton and Norfolk show
that the rainfall has been generally below
the normal, and to some extent this has
been beneficial to growing crops; severe
i local storms accompanied by hail, occur?
red Tharsday a 'fernoon in the southeas?
tern sections, causing some sorb u-. dam?
age. The temperature underwent a de?
cided change on the 9th, a cold wave that -
resulted in frosts for four days, and ice in
many sections; strong winds and dry at?
mosphere alone prevented most serious
injury to the fruit crop, as well as togrjw
ing crops and trucking; the peach crop is
generally reported as seriously injured;
cherries, pears and plums, suffered less;
while thedamage, if any, to applesisn.it
yet known. Clover is reported as nipped
in some sections. In the northern coun?
ties, where the fruit buds were not so far
advanced, the injury seems to have been
less. The temperature averaging Dearly
twenty degrccajower than the previous
week, and about (en degrees below the
normal for this time of the season, haa
very decidedly retarded the growth of
such plants, crops, &c, as were previously
in the ground. No damage to tobacco
plants has been reported.
? +"? .
To sell a nrst-class parlor organ at low
figures. Apply to or address S. R. Je.-seo,
Big Stone Gap, Va.
Officers Kill Two Members of Gutm'a
Old Band.
San Antonio, Tex., April 21.?United
States Marshal Friekc has received adj&|
vices from Rio Grande City of an engage?
ment Sunday between officers and a band
of Mexican outlaws, supposed to ha a
remnant of Garxa'a Land. The fight oc?
curred at sunrise Sunday morning, forty
five miles from Rio Grande City, near th*
Javolma and Luna de Gate ranches.
W. W. Shelly, Sheriff of Starr county,
with seven men, scouting about, came up?
on twenty outlaw*, and fighting immedi?
ately began. Sheriff Shelly and Deputy
Caraliuo were sliguUy wounded, The
Jofficers had to-retrcat, but ?et aufU after
they had killed t wool the b?n&

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