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BIG STONE GAP, WISE COUNTY, VA., THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1893. NO. m VOL. I 1 Gate City. V? iei iSKKXftKtr. Jon ?vllle, V? CKSON & Si-ANKENSHIP, IaT rORNEYS-at-law, jonesville, Virginia. A. AY I: . iW OFfiC : mi. ? ;tt (ill time*. \ . a) . :\ Mt 'i-lnltj. JO i." L. KELLY. \Yi RS BUILDING, DULL .: ; DOW ELL, J ( )l\ .N I - 1 ^ ? * 1 1 > ? ? ? V , ATTORN k i; .*. i". va KEEN, AT-LAW, Big Stone '.. ..iiiia. AT ORNEY-A.T-LAW. . \\.; AvelltU /irsrinia. pU R N C. h lvl./A U n I , TORNE Y-AT-LAW. [Big Stone Gap, Virginia WALT'..:: E. ADDISON, Attorney at-law. }p.isf Stone Cap, Virginia. ? i'i?.TtlN, Vi'I.h? C.II. Va. [?,,.?.! Kan E!URNS & FULTON, TTORNEYS AT-LAW, i NiuntK'S, Mini ...... ? ' -. jus. ('. NA\ XOR, \ .[. i. ..... .... I i r Slot:?! fJnp. IRvJCA;,', M i'IAYNOR, ;;;A'1 h 'l-.-N!.-, ; '-.T i.AW, Wu. Stone Gap, Virginia. I .? ? :, .< itiu i'ru*i:[?t It< initancc. VV. J. HORSLEY, TTORNEY AT-LAW, ig Stone Gap, Virginia, \ l KU Whites burg, I-Cy. nin utiiui Kiwi in t'olit'i [i.oiM anil ! a:i?l Titles; '?Mai i.?.i 1. Norton. :<il ;.i uk. Ail uirton, Vu. m IV]. G. E!-Y, ?TTOivNEY A . LAW, ?T?rke Loe Co., Va, J. W. KELLY, HfSICIAN ? SURGEON, Oflii-i in !???;. St' .. Ayere P.luck, Ig Stone Gap, Virginia. ;??-;> ::! t'i'iKiipdy to Culls, lloth !'.?> .i.i : M?fiit. i:;-tr ?Eni'I \\ SURGEON, 6K-- -<-':). Virginia, C. D. K ? N K cu, JN. H. REEVE, M. D. :ATS DISEASES OF WOMEN EXCLUSIVELY. Main St. Bristol, Tenn. DR. J. C. PRUNER, DENTIST, .Room No. 9, Central Hotel. ,! inlay in ench ic< s ? lioultl make rtin^ tl;iys during 5-". A. SPROLES, 1 !>E N T D !: X T I ST, [BIG STONE CAP. VA., ?i ? iitk-us ontruHted action. ? n Prltx \vt Gallery. 25-ly. S. VV, TKACKER, * ENGINEER AND PURVEYOR Stone Gap, Virginia. laH Work a Specialty. [MALCOLM SMITH, ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR. ? Next to Post Office. ?' *?'? STOXK OA *, VA. S- l>. HURD, Stone Cap, Va. :C,f*CATIOns AND ESTIMATES ' V,; : a riitxuiuaii and I i*igtftone <?avj> C?A|??mI*v'hhrt c??rp?? ra Moni4. Bio Stosk Gap UfraovKKicjn Co. Capital stock, $2,500,000. Bonded issue. $/,ooo,000. Officers.?It. A. Ay r*, president, J. f. Bnllilt, Jr., Vlce-Prcsident, W C. Harrington, Secretary and Treasurer, Big Stone Gap; r. C. Ballard Tbraaton, TrnsUc, Loalsvllle, My. Directors.?R. A. Ayer?, i. f. Bullitt, Jr., J. K. Taggart, Big Stone Go?;:C.hoa. T. Ballard, Louis? ville, Ky.; Jas. \V. Fox, Jim. ('. Haskcll, Now York; i.. c McDowell, sr., Lexington,Ky.: Wm. McGcorgt, jr.. Philadelphia: it. B. XVhltrldge, Boston. Kx.-' ntire Committ< ? -It. A. Ayers, J. K. Taggart, BigSDotc Gap; .la*, w. Fox. 4no. C. Haskoli, Xtw Y..rk; II. C. McDowell, sr., Lexington. Ky. i-.) ; ;;..-.?! G?'l' ?'Ml ?'?wkm.'s Vam.hi IIa i i.wat Co. Opknl si<;< k. f?,noo. (iniri r*.? It. A. Ayr-, President, J. K. Tsgsc.nrt. Vlce-I'resldsnt, XV. C. Harrington, Secretory and Treasurer, Big Stone flap. Directors.??. A. Ayera, H. <'. McDowell, jr., J. K. Taggart, Big Stone Gap; W. V. Clyde, New York; If. C. Wood, Bristol, Tenn. Bin Srn\r G.m' Ei.?:cTi?o Lioiit axw Powkt. Co. (Capital stock, $50,000.) President, !t. A. Ayi s; Secretary, .los. L. Kelly; Treasurer, If. II BnllJti. Hin dors.?It. A. A j ? 1 ?, ii IT. Ittillltt, It. t. Irvine, (mis. XV. l/oV?H, II. (i. McD"Well, jr. Bin Stonk <: \v Watiiii Co. (??>!.ilal st<?ck J (dl. Itonda issued, ?<;.r?.<KiO.) Dfiieers.?I'resiiiftU, .1. F. BuIIitt. jr.; Big Stone Gap; Vlco-l'resldeiii, Janies'W. Fox,New Vork: Sec* u nity and Treasurer, IV. ,\. McDowell; Superintend? ent, .1. I.. Jennings, Big Slouu (Jap. Directors.?1>. ('. Anderson, It. a. Ayers,J. F. BuI? Iitt. jr., Big Stone Gap; J- XV. Gerow, Glasgow.; I. P. Iviiiie, Gate City, Va. Bio sto.sk Gap Bi imiinii \m> Ixvkstmkkt Co. c.ii>it?l stuck?minimum?$00,000. Capital stork? authorized?JIM.OOO. (No Iioiided isMi?-.> Officers.?President, i<- T. Irvine; Secretary und Treasurer, W. A. McDowell, Big Slone Gap. Directors.?U, a. Aycrs, J"lin \V. Fox, jr., John m. .Hoc, I-:. M. Ilardin, It.T. Irvine, w. a. McDuw ell, Big Stone Gap; .lohn E. Green, Louisville, Ky. Appalachian Bank. Capital stock?authorized?|50,000. Capital stock-paid in??2.%00(?. Ofllcers.?President, XV. a. McDowell; Teller,Jno. B. Payne. Directors.?J. F: BuIIitt. Jr.. C. XV. Rvans, J. M. 1;.Hoc, U. T. Irvine, Ii. <:. McDowell, jr., XV. A. McDowell, J. l: F. .Mill-. Big Stone Gap; I'.. J. Bird, Irotitoii, Ohio. Daisy luo.v ,\xi? Minimi Co. (Mini's located at Hawaii, I.eeCo., Vu ) Capital, authorized, $300,000. Capital, paid in, $I5,0?0. Ofllcers.?D.Si i'lciuaiits, I?r--si?l--:*t. W. A. Mc? Dowell, Treasurer, Big Stone Cap; Secretary, Walter Graham,Graham, Va., Secretary; M. L. Mouteiro, Manager, Hagau, Va. Directors.?Walter ilriihnni, Graham, Va.; h. I,. Mouteiro. Ilngan, V*?.; B.Turner Maury, W. a. M?r Dowy i, l>. S. Pleiisunts, Big Stone Gap, Va. I.vtkb8t.vtk I.wkistmk.vt Co. Capita! stuck, $100,000. President, Chas. T. Ballard; Vice President, A. T. Pope; Secretary, T. G. Williams, Lou? isville. Directors.?Chas. T. Bnllard, John Church? ill, W. N. Gulp, A.S. Hughes, A. V. Lafay? ette, A. T. Pope, S. Zorn, Louisville. Interstate Tunnel Co. Capital stock. $10,000,000. President, H. C. McDowell, sr., Lexington; Vice President, St. John Boyle; Secretary, T. W. Spindle, Louisville. Directors.?St. John Boyle, J. VV. Gaulbert, Joliu E. Green, E. T. Ilalsey, Louisville, Ky.; Arthur Carey, Clay City, Ky.; F. 1). Carley, New Vork; H, G. McD?wcli, Lexington, Ky.; Jno. R. Procter, Frankfort, Ky. Fayette Land Co. Capital stock, $200,000. ^President, J. B. Shnrull; Secretary and Treasurer, G. II. Whitney, Lexington, Kv. Directors.?Atilu Cox, J. M. Kelter, 11. F. I Smith, Louisville, Ky.; Thus. Martin, J. B. Simrall, G. U. Whitney, Lexington, Ky.; Horace E, Fox, Big Stone Gap. South Appalachian Land Co. Capital stock,$200,000. President, If. G. McDowell, sr., Lexington, Ivy.; Secretary and Treasurer, T. W. Spindle, Louisville, Ky, Directors.?SI. John Boyle, .J. W. Gaulbcrt, John K. Greeu, Louisville, Ky.: Arthur Cnrev, Clav City, Ky.: F. 1). Carley- New Vork: II. C. McDowell, sr.,.*Lexiugtqu, K v. West End Land Co. Capital stock, $200,000. President, .Jas. T. Shields, Knoxville, Tenn. Directors.?E. P. Brv'an, St*. Louis, Mo.: R, \V. McCrarv, Frankfort, Ky.: Jas. T. Shields, Knoxville, Tenn. Virginia Coal and Iron Co. Capital stock, $1,500,000^ President, E. IL Leisen ring, Philadelphia, I'a.; Vice President, Dr. J. S. Wont/., Manch Chunk, Pa.; Treasurer, M. S. K?mmerer, Manch Chunk, I'a.: Secretary, W. C. Kent, Philadelphia; General Mauager, J. K. Tag* gart, Big Stone Gap. Directors.'?R, A, Avers, Hie; Stone Gap: John C. Bullitt, E. \V'. Clark, Sam'l Dicksoiy Philadelphia,Mi S. Konunerer, A'auch Chunk, I'a.: E. 1>. Lcisenriog, Philadelphia; Robert II. Saver, Bethlehem, Pa.; Sam'l Thomas, Cutasqua, Pa.; Dr. J. S. Went-., Manch Chunk, Pa. Powell's Rivxh Coai and Ikon Co. Capital stock, .^IlM.O?O. President, K. 1>. Leisenring; Secretary and Treasurer, W. C. Kent, Philadelphia. Appalachian Steel and Ikon Co. Capital stock, $800,000. President, E. .1. Din!, jr., IrOufon, Ohio; Secretary and Treasurer, M. T. Ridcnnur; General Mauagcr, E. .7. Bird, sr., Big Stone Gap, Va. Directors.?R. A. A vers. E. J. lUird, sr.; M. T. Ridenour, Biv; Stone Gap; S. P. Bacon, Cincinnati; 11. W. Dates, Grccnup, Ky.; E. J. Bird, jr., Irontou, Ohio.; J110. C. llaskell, New "i ork. Southwk8T Vikcinia Mineral Land Co. Canital Stock, $55,000, President, Itartori Myers: Secretary and Treasurer, L. II. Shields, Norfolk, Vn.; Gen? eral Mauager, Jas. W. G. row, Glasgow, Va. Directors- -Jas. W. Gerow, Glasgow, Vu.; It. M. Hughes, David ?oY\'cubergf Barton Mvcts, L. 11. Shields, W. F. B. Slaughter, Norfolk. Bank of Bio Stone (Jap. Capital?authorized?-$100,000. Capital?paid in?$14,300. President, W. II. Nickels, DiiflicUL* Vb.j Cashier; H. II. Bullitt; Teller, W. M. MeEl wee, Bi^ Stone Gap. Kentucky-Carolina Timber Co. President and General Manager, T. II. Ma? son; Vice President, L. 0. Pettit; Secretary and Treasurer, 1!. H. Bullitt, Big Stone Gap. Central Land Company. Capital, $200,000. President, Janus W. Gerow, Glasgow, Va.; Secretary and General Manager, R. T. Irvine, Treasurer, YV. A. McDowell. Big Stone Gnp. Directors.?J. E. Abraham, Louisville, Ky.; James W. Gerow, Glasgow", Va.. J. Hoflidny, Columbia, Ky.: R. T. Irvine, W. A. McDow? ell, Big Stone (Jap; Barton Myers, L. H. Shields. Norfolk. Vu. East Bio Stone Gap Land and Improve? ment Co. Capital Stock, $500,000. President, J. B. F. Mills; Vice President, R. T. Irvine; Secretary, S. C. Bcrrymau, Big Stone Gap. Directors. ?Gco.'E. Dennis, Rocky Mount, Va.: H. T. Irvine, 1. N. Jones, Gus W. Lov ell, J. B. F. Mills, Big Stone Gap: M. B, Wood, Bristol,Tonn.; J. W. Vatcs, Flint Hill. Va. Dto StonkGai' Grate and Mantle Co. Capital stock - preferred-?10,000. Capital stock?common?$15,000. President, W. E. Harris; Secretary and 1 Treasurer, J. B. Dowden, Big Stono Gap. > Directors. -J. B. Dowden, John Gillev,.W. : T. Goodloe, W. E. Harris, R. T. Irviue", Big j Stone Gap. A MORGAN TOW?,' MVSTJOItV. Tho M!aiio?f??a r.ilrarlo Window Is Vat in the Shade Altogether. A dispatch from Morgan town, W. Va., to the St. Louis Republic, says: The Minnesota miracle window is no longer a wonder in tins city and vi? cinity, chiefly for the reason that Morgan town has developed a similar mystery, which has been seen by ev? erybody in town, and which has com? pletely puzzled all who have looked upon it. This is the picture of an old man's head and is in some way made a part of the plate glass front of Rev. E: M. Trice's studio. Rev. Mr. Price is not a superstitious per? son and makes no claims to mircau lous powers. He docs not know how t}ie|picture came there, nor how long it lias been there. He does not attempt to explain it as a manifesta? tion of divine power. His attention was called to it by a passer by who happened to notice it. Every effort' lias been made to scour it rift', brit it will not louse any of its original clearness and distinctness of outline. The picture is more distinct at some times than at others, and viewed from certain angles is clearer than from others. It is the head of an old man with white hair and wrinkled features, the chin and nose coming almost together as though the teeth were gone from the mouth. hi the morning, when the sun is in a certain position, the outlines are the clearest, hut it is visible always, lamplight be? ing sufficient to bring it out with con? siderable distinctness. it was thought that it might be the reflection of a picture in some nearby residence, caused by some strange combination of mirrors, but the blinding of the window had no effect upon it. It has been suggested that the piece of glass upon.which it appears be Jcut out, but Mr. Price is loath lo do this, desiring to exhaust every effort to discover the cause. The colors are all natural ami finer in their blending than could be made by anything but a photographic process. There has been some little excitement over it, but most of the people are, like J)r. Price, willing to accept it as something uucxphiina ble. SPEAK AN UNLEA.ltNABI*K T?NOUK. IFolicitrftiiiMn Caribfi. n AfuKtMilar and Coal Block African Knee. "The Caribs of British Honduras," said Frank Fisher, manager of the British Honduras syndicate, to a Washington Star representative, "are a peculiar people, and, unlike other natives of the tropics, do not mingle with the whites, holding aloof, for that matter, from the natives. Orig? inally from Africa, they still main? tain their tribal relation and singular customs. Physically they are a fine race, being cold black and very mus? cular. Their language is harsh and guttural, its vocabulary consisting of only about 700 words. They can count up to three in their own tongue, and above that number count in French. If is almost impossible to learn their language. They are nomadic and go from place to place along tli? cost. Some families have half a dozen homes in as many vil? lages. Some of the young women are comparatively good looking, and all have a most graceful and erect carriage. They carry water pitchers on their fiead very skillfully. The women do all the work, and carry burdens on their backs that would crack the vertebras of a strong white man. .Men are idlers. The women have no standing in their family re jlelations, and the wife does not eat with her husband nor do any of the females with the men. They are as much at home in water as on land, and the women paddle the dugout canoes. The babies learn to swim almost before they can walk. As a race they are wonderfully cleanly, bating several times a day, and when the morning's work is over they are in neat attire. They are very filial, however, and when one goes fishing the first fish caught is for the grand? father, the next for the father and so on down the list until the fisherman comes to himself. They will not sell their fish to the whites or other na? tives until their own families are sup? plied. In brief they are -of the few J races in the world who have refused j to intermingle with the other people." T?st of <,'ut and Wir? Nails. The committee having in charge the competitive tests of cut nails and ' wire nails recently made at Water town, Mass., has submitted the final report of the engineer, Mr. W. H. Burr. In all 58 tests were made, including 10 cut and 10 wire nails. The nails tested varied in length from 1^ inch to 6 inches. The re? port states that in all the tests the cut nails showed superior . holding ' power, especially when driven with taper perpendicular to the grain of the wood. In the nails driven in pine the. superior holding power of the cut nails was more marked than in spruce. - The Magnet's Mystery. It is absurd, says the Electrical Review, to suppose that a primary energy is impressed on a piece of hardened steel once for all. The transfer of that ? energy into actual work would destroy the magnetic power, yet such destruction not only does not take .place, but the very ex? ercise of the power strengthens the magnet. A horse shoe of steel may be magnetized in ten seconds by the current of a few amperes from a bat tery, a ridiculously small* amount of energy all told, and such a magnet can lift many pounds of iron in con? tact. But without contact it may lift a pound of iron easily. It will hold that pound for an eter? nity and every second of that time without end the magnet is expending energv until it foots up an almost in conceivable total of actual power. Not alone that, but the magnet of <>ii(j pound of lifting power today may and will be stronger tomorrow. Where does all this really amount of J energy conic from? By what inscru? table process does the mere magnetization of a bar of steel make of it a machino for the transformation of energy? Not a reactory or storage device, which like a steel spring, honestly gives back approximately all it has receiv cd, but a perpetual transforming or converting machine. There is a hid? den process going on of some kind; energy is going into the magnet all the time it.is doing work?energy in some form. Where does it come from?gravity? atmosphere? solar says? earth currents? Who can ray? It is a great problem, worthy of a life time of indefatigable re? search. It is a microbe, and it will be discovered, and the discovery will make electricity the queen of nature's forces, and steam will become a dim vision of the dark ages of the past. ILLITERACY AND CRIME. The Schoo1-ttna*e n Better PrertHitfttive Thau the Penitentiary. [From the Ncw'Orlenn.s Tinies-Democrat.] Does education help morals? is a question that has frequently been discussed. It is somewhat surpris? ing, in this age, to find persons re? plying in the negative to this propo position, and holding that our schools are having very little effect in reduc? ing the amount of. crime and vice in this country; and they even point to the criminal records in support of] their view and to the large number of crimes committed in Boston and other cities where the school systems arc practically- perfect, and where everyone can get a good education. If we examine the criminal and police statistics, however, at the United States Commissioner of Edu? cation, Mr. W. T. Harris, has just done, we will find that they make no such showing as is pretended, but quiet the contrary. There are, ofj course, some educated as well as illit? erate person arrested, but the differ? ence in the number of arrests of these 1 two classes shows how great is the effect of the schools in the elimina? tion of crime. The number of prisoners confined in seventeen States which have com? plete statistics on this point?four? teen of them Western or Middle States?is 110,538, and among these the illiterates, in proportion to num? bers, contribute six times their quota. The records in the towns show an even greater proportion of crimes among the ignorant, and the illiter? ate for the winde country furnish to each thousand of persons eight times as many prisoners as those who can read and write. It is plain from these facts that our schools have already greatly re? duced the amount of crime, and that when we shall have succeeded in get? ting rid of all illiteracy we will still IV ther reduce the number of crim? inals. O'iJAKDICWOltKNiS OUT. llv No Lunger UoIUm Mock in The Tcn nr.HKot* Uourpany. New York, May 25.?Theremain der'of II. H. DeBardeleben's holdings of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Rail? way company's stock has been taken by John IT. Jnman and associates. The stock sold by Mr. DeBardcle ben today to this syndicate amounts to 18,000 shares and the price pai was 16. Previous to this, blocks o 22,500 and 12,000 shares were bought by the syndicate at 25 1-2 ami 19 respectively. Mr. DeBardel eben will remain with the company as a salaried officer. The recent failure , of "Deacon" White is his fourth disaster of the kind. Neither, of these, however, made much of a sensation in Wall Street, nor kept the '.'Deacon" long out of business. The third, how? ever, which occurred Sept. 22, 1891 was an affair of greater importance and involving larger liabilities. In that year he had turned his atten? tion more to corn than stocks, and his operations were conducted for S. V. White & Co., the firm having a Chicago branch. They set out early in the year to create a corner in corn, but as the season advanced it came out freely and this, with the addi? tion of a bountiful crop, forced the concern to fail and settle for 50 cents on a dollar. Feb. 5, 1892, Mr. White was reinstated on the Stock Exchange, with actual debts of a million dollars ahead of him. He was successful and paid off his in? debtedness, and was apparently do? ing well until overtaken by the re? cent panic and forced again to fail, but has already provided for 25cU. on the dollar, and proposes as before t i pay in full. -;-? ?-. English ironmasters arc astonish? ed at the fact 4hat the "protected" Germans are sending steel into the centre'of England at prices against' which the native workers cannot1 compete. Gospr-1 and Whiskey, Editor Post: We clip the following quotation from the Voice. "How can Mahamc dans respect the religion of Christ when they believe that the products of that religion is the gospel, tobac? co and whiskey." These three come to them in company, anil they sup? pose they are of the same root. We shall be obliged to send over a race of school masters to teach the people that the gospel is the antagonist of whiskey.?Christian Inquirer" hut we think those "schoolmasters" would have a hard time of it since the Mohammedans who know the facts could point to the very country from whence the Gospel is sent to them as among the most rum-ridden and whiskey-cursed people on the face of'the earth. Many Huehsr.hool mastcrs could have their hands well filled right here with that sort of a job, since there are so many people here who profess to he renewed and led by the gospel who never antag? onize whiskey except when they can do so without antagonizing public sentiment or casting a shadow across their own popularity. The shipping of rum from this Christian country to heathen lands could be readily suppressed by law if the Christian people wanted it done. But instead of that, this trafic that blights and withers the greater part of our mis? sionary efforts among those benight? ed people, is provided for by laws that could not exist except by the consent of those who claim to belong to that company to whom Jesus said, "ye are the light of the world." There was 1.250,000 gallons of rum shipped to Africa from the city of Boston in IS months' time, and we incidentally notice where a ship sailed to a heathen land loaded with one half a million gallons of whiskey, eleven cases of gin and 14 missiona? ries, all going out to christianize the heathen; and yet the authorities of this Government durin" the last ad ministration used a part of the peo? ple's money for the purpose of preach? ing the gospel of rum to benighted Africans. The iState Department ;it YVnshinton ::l the request of Ameri? can brewers, instructed our consuls in Spanish America to investigate the condition of successful beer trade in their respective districts, and the result of those investigations was published in pamphlet form and dis? tributed among the brewers of this country to faeiliate the building up of their soul-destroying business within those ignorant nations of Africa where our Christian mission? aries are laboring to establish the gospel of Jesus Christ. The fact that this state of things continues to exist while the church people have it in their power to stop it at their will is a fearful commentary on the pro? fessed Christianity of this country. We are missionary it regards sending the gospel of Christ to the destitute, hut as it regards sending the gospel of rum and the rum too, as this Gov? ernment is doing, we are anti-mis? sionary first, laat and all the time. How many Christians will say "Amen" to this sentiment? We shall sec when the ark of our law making covenant comes around again. W. L. Jehsee. Cleveland, Va., May 30, 1893. The Only Specimen on Earth. The remarkable rerolite which fell at Oosowatomie, Kan., on the after? noon of April 8, striking the monu? ment to John Brown, was evidently one of that meteor swarm called the "Porscids" because when they fall to earth they come from the direction of constellation Perseus. At the time this fell that constellation was nearly in the zenith. This meteor? ite weighed a little over fourteen pounds, and contained iron and oth? er minerals usually found in meteors. About one-forth of the mass is an unknown metal, with a specific grav? ity of four times that of gold. When a fragment was volatilized in the electric arc, it gave the same spec trtnn lines which are found in the so? lar spectrum, and have been attribut? ed to a conjectural element, licluni, it is the only known specimen on earth and the Osawatomie aerolite will be the most valuable ever known. THE GUBEIt NATO KIA L FIGHT. Public Sentiment h.h <:Hiliered From Va? rious Quarters. The Alexandria Gazette's Wash? ington correspondent writes to that paper as follow: Among the visitors here Sunday evening last was Mr. Leonard Marbury of Alexandria, a member of the democratic commit? tee of Virginia, the recent meeting of which at Richmond he attended. He said he went to Richmond under the impression that Colonel O'Ferrall would have an easy walk-over for the gubernatorial nomination but found that that impression was <far from correct. He said that while that matter was not hroached in the meet? ing of the committe, the members of the committee did talk about in the hotels and other places, and that from what he nail lieard he is indue ed to believe that Mr. O'Kerrall will not be nominated, that is if the mem? bers of committee reflect the seuti ment of the members of the party. Mr. Wilson, the Washington corre? spondent of the Rrichmond Times, who went to Richmond to attend the metting of the State committee as proxy?hut, along with all flic blue proxies, was not allowed to partiei* pate, because most of the others were in favor of holding the convention [in Richmond for the benefit of the ! hotel keepers there and no discrimi? nation could be made, says that the was not at all disappointed at what he heard in Richmond, ami that the combined forces of Buford and Tyler already ont number those of O'Farrall and will grow from now until the day of the convention, while those of the Colon? el will decrease. He says the time, place and ratio of representation fixed by the committee were all against the wisheR of O'FerrraH's friends. Mr. J. E. Clements of Alexandria county, in talking about the same subject Saturday morning, said both Mr. Bnford and Lictcnant Governor Tyler had many friends in hin couijtj and that O'FerralPs course in the last Co tigress had not been particular!;, satisfactory to the Democrats there. Two well known, old time Virginia Democrats here to-day, one from Warrcnton and the other from Gul peper, in talking to the Gazette's correspondent on this subject, said that of the three candidates spoken of. Ruford was their choice by long odds. \ aiK.Ulllt.lltl.K AND seurrt:?v;> KXVOSITION. Tin* Grant! lUMIcol Speolnele.?Solomon ? His Teiiiplc~,iiud tliu (jlltMMi of JshHKrT. ~~ The Enquirer, The Commercial Gazette and other leading papers, both German and English, of Cincin? nati, are prolific in their praises ol this new and most impressive of all spectacle, which, at an expense thai would seem fabulous, the enterpris? ing management of .John Robinson's Great World's Exposition produce this year in connection with their myriad of other attractions. There is no sense so void, so lasting and so conclusive as the sense of seeing, and however studiously we may sereh the Scriptures or other sacred history, the ideas we may form and the im? pressions we may receive concerning the patriarchs and sages, and the scenes, incidents and events eonse queut to their time, can be but frac? tionary and imperfect. To have re porducod those personages and events and placed with sceneographic effect before you; to hear Solomon its-utter his wise and prophetic words ; to sec in person Sheba's illustrious Queen, and the pomp and circumstance of her surroundings; to view the great Temple of Solomon, not by descrip? tion but by actual inspection; to wit? ness personally the sumptuous and replendent festivals of the great Sol? omon's court?these are the inestima? ble privileges which the .lohn Rob? inson's Great World's Exposition accords its patrons in connection with the great circus, the menagerie, and the royal Roman hippodrome. The spectacle of Solomon, His Temple, and the Queen of Sheba will be displayed Friday, dune 9, at Rig Stone Gap. TWO IHlUMMKItN OfMYUON?. Keinnrknlde Kxperleneo of n Couple ?>i Traveling Aim. Proprietor Eden of the Great Northern Notel, sat in his private office with a very pnzzcled look on his face, examining first one and then the other of two letters almost identi? cal in text, hut sent from widely separated cities, says the Chicago Journal. One was from Omaha, Neb., and the other from Buffalo, N. Y. Roth complained bitterly of treatment the writers alleged they received in the hotel at the hands of the railroad-tick? et seller. Last Monday Carroll 0. Carter; of Omaha, and R. S. Barnett, of Buffalo, arrived in Chicago and registered at the Great Northern. Both were drummers and old friends. Night before last the two friends told the ticket agent to send down and engage sleeping-car berths for them, as each was going home?Carter to Omaha and Barnett to Buffalo. At the en? trance to the tracks each pulled out his ticket ami exhibited it. "There's youah train, sah! And there's youah's, sah," said the por? ter. Each man was soon snug in a berth dreaming of huge sales and other things. Wednesday morning Carroll was awakend by the startling Cry of "Buffalo!" from the porter. ?'What's that?" screamed Carroll, an he stuck his head out between the curtains. "Ain't I in Nebraska?" '?No, sah; dis am Buffalo, N. Y." And at about the same time Barnett was having a similar experience in Omaha. Each had taken the others ticket. The statement now made that President Cleveland in covcrsation with Congressman James W. Mar? shall, of Virginia, has reiterated the purpose of the amiuistration as out? lined by Postmaster-General Bissell not to remove fourth-class postmas? ter unless upon charges dnly made. A chain made for the United States Government at Troy, N. Y., in l<SS:i, was six miles and a fraction in length. It was made of bars of iron each 2^ inches in diameter. In the six months of 1892-93 $7, 832,671 passed through the money order office in New York, and only 33 cents in that time remaind un? called for. F.U:Kim; ?.\ ..K YltollV. An ordinary man exhales every dav one pound of carbonic oxide. The Bengal Canal, built in 1854, is 900 miles long. In Germany iron workers work on Sunday as well as on other days. The bankers and financiers of the world will hohl a congress al Chica? go from 10 to 25. Only 170 persons in Florida have deposits in savings banks. Electric looms are already in op? eration in Saxony. A special brand of ?China tea is s >ld at .$20 a pound. A lump of coal recently mined al Parkerburg weighed seven tons. California oranges are sold in Lou don f<?r $3.50 a box. Tbe laborers of St. f.uiiis nie to ?\rect a "'temple/' at :i cost of $ l!n - 000. Thk finest specimens ??! loose flesh in the world are with Robinson's shows. Sixty per cent, of the shoes of the United States are made in Massa? chusetts. Xo British sovereign has vetoed a parliamentary bill during the past 185 years. There are -(?,755 members of the Knights of Labor in the United States. The farmer in Japan who has ten acres of land is looked upon as a monopolist. About 0,000 intoxicants of differ? ent kinds are known to custom? house officials. No lack of mirth in .lohn Kobil? son's circus where the funniest clowns on earth bold forth. KvKitv act in the monster program is a revelation to the people as seen in .lohn llobinsou's great circus. There are none dwelling houses in Philadelphia than in any other city in the United States. Thk hippodrome races arouse the greatest enthusiasn/al .lohn Robin, son's great exhibition. The tomb of Mohammed is cover? ed with diamonds, sapphires and iu hies valued at $10,OUO,00U. Thk highest salaried artists in tho circus profession are with .lohn Kob iuson's big circus this Reason. The canal across the Isthmus of Corinth, which is soon to open lo navigation, cost $20,000,000. Telegraph wires between London and Paris arc now very little used, the telephone being used instead. Four ?1,000,000 notes have been struck at the Bank of England. AH are in existence and accounted for. The Sultan of Turkey has ordered that no newspaper shall be published in his kingdom until the afternoon. The value of tropical and semi tropical fruits grown "under the American (lag is nearly $20,000,000. Tbe revenues of the United States for tho year ending June 30, 1892, from all sources were $425,908,260. The Lord Mayor of London re? ceives $50,000 annually to enable him to support the dignity of his office. Postal cards or letters addressed to go all around the world will go no farther than the Dead Letter Office. Elast hound shipments of dead freight from Chicago last week were 00,333 tons, against 57,902 tons last year. The total gold holdings of tho na? tional banks in ten sub-treasury cities a few weeks ago was $103, 390,720. Articles prohibited from domestic mails are also excluded from circula? tion in the mails to or from foreiga countries. There are now 27 royal familio? in Europe which have about 400 members. Of these 27 families 18 are German. The block system on the Erie lines will he completed for tho entire distance between New York and Chicago on May 4. The total coinage of the United States mints for April was: Gold, .$1,410,000; silver, $868,000, and minor coin, $125,100. The depositors in savings banks in Massachusetts number 1,131,203, or nearly one-fourth of the total number in the United States. The grandeur of the scenic suc? cess, Solomon, his temple ami tho queen of Sheba has never been equal? ed, in John Robinson's great shows. There are no laws for the protec? tion of inventors in Holland or in the Dutch colonies, nor is there any means by which protection may be obtained. Beautiful beyond expression is the attribute of all who have witnessed the superb scenic triumph of Solo? mon and the queen of Sheba with John Robinson's great shows. A Veritable masterpiece of scenic magnificence is what critics pro? nounce the spectacle of Solomon and the queen of Sheba as produced in John Robinson:? combiucd shows There is now on deposit in the Snb-Treasurv of New Vork City more than $3.000,000, representing outstanding postal money orders, ami of this amoant more than $2,000,000 represents money orders which ar,e overdue.