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VOL. VI? NO. 156.
HffiEH s turn
Are always oji the lookout for
And are receiving new and
Desirable v Goods
Satin striped Batistes at 121c a yd,
French cashmere Finbre's, 25c a yd;
usual price, 87$c.
Yard wide Batiste at Sc a yd.
Pongee Drapery in great variety of
styles, at 15 and l?c a yd.
Ladies' black drapery Nets from 555c
a yd up.
Figured Mohairs, in light shades, at
All wool Challies, 32 inches wide.
42c a yd.
Wool suitings, 54 inches wide, 2Sc a
Wool striped Suiting, 3t> inches wide,
Pin check wool Suiting, OS inches,
at 15c a yd.
All wool Suiting, ?s inches wide, 20c
China Silks, at 37ic, 5?c, 75c and $
Striped Pongee Silks in all the latest
hades, at 50e; regular price, 75c.
Ladies* and children's cambric und
Swiss Flouncings, from 2.">c up;
Butterick's Metropolitan Fashion
Sheet has just arrived and will l>e
given away free of charge.
' Snyfler, Hassler anfl Mm
134 SaLEYI ay KM" E, S W,
ROANOKE - - - - virginia
24 Blue Serge Sack Suits at
$9.00, Former Price $1300
20 Gray Serge Sack Suits at
*>6.oo, Former Price 7.50
28 Black Cheviot Sack and
Frock $9.50, Former Price
17 Mixed Cheviot Sack and
Frock at $12.00, Former
iS Fancy Worsted Frock at
$15.00, Former Price. 18.00
We have for your inspec?
tion four or five dozen suits
beautiful patterns in frocks
and sacks. Have bought them
remarkably low and you shall J
have the the benefit in prices.
Now is the time to secure
MLS I HE
-FOR SALE AT
Prices as Low as the
lite Breafl Flour!
FT Hun, ui.n i tv v J A f U * t
WE WILL PAY
To any one who can furnish
the "slightest proof of the
slightest adulteration in the
Famous and Popular
Try "WHITE BREAD" and
Use No Other.
Checkered Front Grocers
124 and 126
First Avenue, S. W.
meeting of the Roanoke Rolling
Mill Co. is called at Hotel Roanoke",
Roanoke, Va., at 12 o'clock m. June
AH stockholders are requested to be
present in person or by proxy.
S. B. HA?PT.
French satinos at 17c. per yard, reg?
ular price 25c.
Drap De Venice and .side baud eing
hums 10c. per yard, sold elsewhcsc ui
12J and 15 cents.
Twenly-flve different styles wool
chnllies just received, both figured and
All H?k fish iicL. 4Gincl.es wide, 79?
New lot ladies' blouse wrists Ironi
50c. to 52 00 each.
Twenty dozeu babies crips at 12Ao.
each, Wurth 20 cents.
Fine assortment of Swiss ihuuicings
at all prices.
Guaranteed last black ladies1 hose _">
cculs per pair.
Lar^c assortment of ladies' and
cbildrens' parasols and umbrellas.
The liuest line of dress ?rools it. the
city at prices that defy competition.
We are receiving daily all thi uew
desirable shapes tu white and Mack
straws. Flowers in abuudnnce wi
prices tl'iu ?vili astonish j??u. Call
early and secure genuine bargains
42 Salem avenue
?k8 a ?lTPI*^
7D - U'adi
TU CALL KX
Get one box red seal lye and one cake
Hoe Cake soap for I2c
Good for Ten Days.
C. F. BLO?NT,
Tlie - Cash - Grocer,
154 SALEM AVENUE.
MONEY TO LOAN ON Tl ME, AND
payments to suit borrower. People's Per?
petual Loan an<l Building Association, of lt"un
dke, Vu. A. 2. Kolner. president; il.C. Thomas,
vice president; XV. F. Winch, sccratary and
treasurer, Itoom 1, Masonic Temple, Campbell
street. Paid up shares, $50 each. Installment
shares, Jl per month. H?n owers can at any
time secure a loan and fix their own limit of
the period fonrepaymcnt.
As n savings uank this institution offers spe?
cial inducements. Installment shares may be
subscribed for at any time. Interest is allowed
on moneys placed with the association.
This association is doing a successful busi?
ness, paying semi-annual divi lends, and is a
desirable investment for capital. apl-tf.
J. E. Mulcare & Co,
TIN AND SHEET-IRON WARE,
And dealers in all kinds of Cooking
and Heating Stoves. Plumbing, and
Gas and Steam fitting done. Tin
rooling a specialty. Sa tisfaction guar
anteed. No. 115 First avenue, Roan
oke, Va. ap5-tf
N. SALE AND CO.,
BEDFORD CITY, VA.,
The Bedford City Land and Im?
The Otter View Land Co.
The Longwood Park Co.
And the most desirable business and
residence property in the town.
Refer to the First Nntional Bank,
Bedford City, Va. apl.5-3m.
RGINI?, SATURI)AY MORNING, JUNE 7, JLS*K).
MILLIONS IN IT.
capacity of 1 5011 tons, which will be
ncreased to 3.000.
Tiik Rocky Mount, .Smith, Gray
- I bill & St. Glair LiiOn Oak Proper
[ties.?$12,000. Not yet in operation.
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA The Rocky Mount mine is now being
opened up, and shipments of ore will
MEL ROSE RACES.
IS CROWING RICH.
FURNACES, USES AND HEW TOWNS
To Have KntnorouN Ton us of I rem
3,000 lo lo.ooo People, Like Fenn?
Nylvnnln mill New York?A Won?
derful Change Taking Plnee.
The report of the Virginia Develop?
ment Conipany for the year 1889,
which has just been submitted to its
stockholders, is an exceedingly inter?
esting paper, and furnishes a large
amount of valuable information on
the industrial development which is
destined to make Virginia one of the
richest sections in the Union.
The company has a capital stock of
$5,000,000, and its directors are promi?
nent Philadelphia. New York. Roan*
oke and London capitalists
Its stockholders have great faith in
Southwest Virginia, and have placed
its money freely in thoroughly trust?
worthy and first-class enterprises.
The Virginia Steel Company, which
it succeeded, had a capital stock of
Only $100,000, and confined its opera?
tions almost t ut irely to the mining of
iron ore. - It was organized in Octo
In May, 1889, it was decided to
I reatly enlarge the scope.of the com?
pany, acd changed the name to thai
of Virginia Development Company.
This was subsequent ly done in the fall
Of 'W>, and the capital stoek increased
Since then, the company has nut
only made large investments, i>ut
been able to pay handsome profits
during the first year.
Speaking of this, the report says:
It was not expected thai the profits
of the company for the first year's
operations would jiistifyany dividend
on the common stock, as a large part
of the company's funds wan being
used in the construction of furnaces,
and in other ways which would not
yield any income until 1891, at the
earliest, interest was paid on aU the
stock outstanding on October :;ift.
1889, at the rate o] Oper cent, on tin
preferred and 5 per cent, on the com?
mon, and the profits since then have
been so satisfactory that the directors
declared a dividend at the rate of 6 per
cent, per annum,which was paid May
1st, on the preferred stock, mid < n
theamoupt paid in on the common
stock. The result i3 extremely grati?
fying. The investments of the com?
pany as shown by report, which is
made by the president, Mr. Rich?
ard S. Brock, of Philadelphia, nrc:
Southwest Viroinia improve?
ment company.---$73G,250. The to
tol capital stocket this company is
$770,000. Sii.ee January 1st, 230?
shores additional lu?ve been purchased
at par, und the remainder, except
shares to qualify the directors, will be
This company is the lessee of over
3.700 acres of the most valuable coal
land in the Pocahontos Flat-top re
? -t producer of
gion. and is ihe iar
f.,.,.'.i.',<;,.1.,.l.;"': ''-<' f? Virginia. The com
uecessary plant for so large a coalan3
coke operation. It owns the town of
Pocahontas, consisting ol 51.' acn s, a
large hotel. 300 teuomeut houses,
stores. 5rc The population < f Poca?
hontas at present is about 7,000. The
net earnings from the business during
the year $06,129; The net earn?
ings m 1888 were $102.222,59, the fall?
ing off in 1889 being due to lower prices
for coal and coke and a decrease in
the supply of curs owiag to the start?
ing up of a number of new operations
in the Klk'norn district. The price of
coke has been higher during this year,
and it is confidently expected "that
the profits for 1890 will show a hand?
some increase. This company will
supply coke to the furnaces in "which
the Virginia Development Company
is interested, and to meet this demand
the construction of 'Jan new ovens has
been commenced. The shipments f r
1889 were as follows: Coal, 542,513
tons: coke, lJ!i,50S tons.
roreh mining Com i'a n v.??99,500.
The total .capital stock of this com?
pany is $100,000, five shares being
held by the directors. This company
owns and operates the Rorer Iron
Mines and six miles of narrow gauge
railroad near Roanoke, and also owns
valuable real estate in the city of
Roanoke. The iron ore lands of "this
company comprise about 3,000 acres,
on which there are large quantities of
brown hematite ores. The railroad is
well equiped with rolling stock In ex?
cellent condition, and the company
has all the necessary washing ma?
chinery for turn out o,500 tons of
ore per month. Additional equip?
ment is being ordered for this mine
ami it is proposed to increase the out?
put to 0,000 tons per month The com?
pany has recently sold 6} acres of its
real estate in Roanoke for $1,500 per
acre and is now negotiating for the
sale of the remaining 18acres and for
part of its Railroad. The result of
this sale will be to secure a broad
gauge railroad close to the mines and
thus decrease the cost of mining and
handling the ore.
Clark Summit Iron Mink, Prop?
erty and Equipment, ij?o.ooo. Lo?
cated in Wythe county, on the main
line of the Norfolk & Western rail?
road, eight mile west of Pulaski, with
a present capacity of about 2.500 Ions
per month, which it is proposed to
increase to 5,000 tons. This property
comprises 0G0 acres of land in fee sim?
ple and shows very large quantities
I probably commence during the com
Lng summer. For the present, this
ore will be shipped over t he Virginia
Midland railroad, but the Roanoke
and Southern will probably be built
j from Rocky Mount to Roanoke dur
I ing the next year, and will give a
short line to the furnaces at Roanoke,
Salem and Buenn Vista.
Buk.na Vista Company:?100,000
shares of stock at $50 per share, $50,
000. Total capital, 7,822 shares, par
$100, sold at $50 and made full paid
by ad of legislature. With this stock
a bonus in town lobs was given, and
the Virginia Development. Company
received -l:;7 town lots. All of these
lots have been soul since January 1st
for $?0,000. The stock of the com?
pany is now Helling ac about $95 per
6hare. The profit on this investment
in six months is, therefore, nearly
$100,C00 at present Felling price for
the stock, and there is every prospect
of largely increased profits. The
13uo a Vista Company has asset:
which at a conservative estimate are
today worth $900,000, to represent
$782,200 worth of stock, clear of all
other liability. Altera large amount
of its assets in the shape of town lots
are sold oil. and the proceeds paid
out in dividends, the company will
have enough value left in its magnifi?
cent iron ore property, another fine
town site at the northern end of the
estate, and its interests in manufac?
turing establishments, to represent at
least the par of its present capital
BUEXA Vista Iron company.? 500
shares of stock at par, $Ui0, $50,000,
About $200,000 capital subscribed,
which will probably be increased to
$350,000. A furnace 10x70 feet is being
built rapidly, with capacity of 125
tons per day, which will probably be
in blast in September, ls'.'!>. There is
an abundant supply of ore of excel?
lent quality from the mines of the
Buenn Vista Company, within one to
three miles Of the furnace; which
have been leased on a royalty of 15
cents p< r ton of ore. There is lime?
stone of the bc.-t quo lit J within a few
milt-, and coke can be obtained from
Flat-top. New River orConnellsville
fields. Iron can be made at low cost,
and this furnace should yield large
profits. Ir has unusually good advan?
tage! fur reaching many markets for
Salem Improvement Company. ?
$40,000. Total capital ol this com?
pany, $300^000. Salem, Roanoke coun?
ty, Virginia, has a present of"popula
tlon of about 2,500, has several hotels
and manufacturing establishment-,
and also the well-known Roanoke
College. The Salem improvement
Company acquired about 1,000 acres
ol desirable land for town purposes at
about $100 pi r acre, situated between
the present,town of Salem and the
Roanoke river, on both sides of the
Norfolk and Western railroad. On
December llth, 1889, the company
commenced selling lot-, and. in a week
had sold upwards of $800,000 worth.
On! 20 per cent, was called on the
stock ol the conipany, and a dividend
ol SO per cent, was declared out of the
proceeds of the sale, and, instead of
distributing; the money araoac the
stockholders, it was applied to pay?
ing I i t- remaining v" per cent, on the
stock, and the full paid stock was is
ru <.. The stock <jf the company has
WITH THE FLYERS AT
n?CnM BOY BEATS LITTLE JH
It was a f.ny Scene?Much Monty
Changed Hands?"Koiebud" la a
Dnlffy?Plenty of Wooded H?r*?*?.
Who Ovtnod (lie Flyers.
be somewhat discouraged, but he soon
warmed up and took the lead, keep?
ing it to the quarter. Here "Auction
Boy'' took it from him and kept it.
finishing two lengths' ahead.
"Little Jim" lost a shoe in the
second heat and this caused a delay
of an hour. The third heat was un?
interesting. "Auction Boy" took the
lead jiiBt before the quarter was
reached and try as he did, the little
horse never succeeded in getting it
again. "Auction Boy" won easily
and a moment after his nose went
over the wire the greenbacks com
menced to change bands end the
hungry crowd went home.
the corxtii. for it.
to $30, par, $10. The Virginia Deve?
lopment Company sold LOCO shares
for $] *,000 cash, and small lots are no w
changing hands at from $20 to $25..
There has been wonderful activity I purse.
at this point, and at the present time I The judges of this race were M
T. Jordan. F. E. White and \V.
The races at the Melro.se Driving
park yesterday were a success despite
the rain which deterred many from
attending. The pross-grown eleva?
tion overlooking the track was
thronged with vehicles and people
and, though the track was quite
heavy, the contests were most enjoy?
The besl horse flesh in Roanoke
was there and it was- surprising how
many blooded horses the city has
within its limits. Only horses owned
in Roanoke and the county were
eligible and the races were trotted
under the rules o??the National Trot?
ting Association. The entire pro?
gramme was not carried out as the
weather prevented a number of
owners, who had signified their in?
tention of coming, from being pre?
For driving-hures to be shown in
single harness ; $5 to first, $2 to
The entries for this were numerous.
The judges were .1. Fleming Chris?
tian, Dr. R. IL Buckner, ami J.. P.
Barbee. Will Horton drove "Dick:"
Captain Wingate held the ribbons
OVerMr.WiF. Winch's "Clyde;"]}.
L. Greider drove "Modest" toa stylish
turnout : Dncan Scott brought out a
piebald horse called "(i rover Cleve?
land :" Carey Moomaw was very
proud of his pretty mare "Lizzie:"
Captain Kindred was sure of winning
with "Rov :" J. D. Cobb drove his
restive "Baby :" Wilbur Pole smiled
behind C. B. St rouse's "Prince," and
George F. Dyer had bis pet "Sam
Verdi." The horses made a very
handsome showing. "Modest;" owned
by Mr: B. b. Greider, was awarded
For saddle horse to be shown under
saddle; $5 to first.:
Three of the best horses in Roan?
oke entered this contest and if was
difficult to decide which was the best.
Air. W. C. Wilhams entered his well
known horse "Modoe," Capt. E. T.
Kindred rode a dark bay and Mr. E.
11. Stewart rode his iron gray pacer,
whose record is less than three
minutes. "J3ud" Harriugton's black
stallion "Roy" took the prize.
There were three other premiums
to be given but the contestants did
not appear. There was a prize of
$7.50 for the handsomest double tram
driven by the owner. Capt. Kindred
was the only contestant and he was
given the premium. There was also
a prize of a gold medal to the best
lady rith r. But one lady appeared) n
the track and she of course took the
Purse ol $!?>.-For road horses to
be driven by gentlemen to wagons,
mile heats 2 iu 3; $35 to first, si? to
second; entrance fee, 5 per cent, of
there are ten or twelve other land
companies surrounding the original
company. Large amounts of money
have been raised by all these com?
panies, and they staud ready today
to offer great inducements to manu
facturingentcrprises which will locate
at Salem, in tin- way of cash subscrip?
tions to stock and donations of hind.
New industries have already been
secured, as follows: Blast furnace,
tannery, sash, door and blind factory,
Noyes Brick Works, Philadelphia
Brick & Tile Works, Pierpont Brick
Works, Graveley Foundry & Machine
Works, carriage factory, ice factory,
woo!.-a mills, Clement's Sash. Door,
Blind A' Building Factory, Wagon
.Manufacturing Co., and United Silk
Salem Furnace Company.??50,
There were two entries. Mr. Bar
bee's iron gray mare. "Rosebud," and
Mr. Reddy "Miller's black stallion.
This contest promised to be interest
ing. A good start, was made. The
stallion took the lead under the whip
but broke a number of times before
the quarter was reached. "Rosebud
also broke once, but she soon got
down to business and steadily forged
ahead and kept up a steady gait that
pro veil too much for Mr. Miller's
horse. She passed the black at the
quarter and took a good had at
the half without Oeing touch?
ed with the whip. She kept it
to the finish, though the black
gained under Miller's ever-active
whip, and finished three length.-.'
000. Total capital. $250,000, of which j ahead.
$200,000 is subscribed. Furnace 14 by I "Rosebud"' also won the second
75 feet, capacity 100 tons per day, is ' heat in much the same style as the
being built. Will probably be in I first.
blast in Septeuiber. IS00. This fur?
nace has leased, on favorable terms,
a very valuable brown hematite ore
mine, within a few miles of Salem
This mine will furnish at least half
the ore for the furnace, and the lower
phosphorus ores of the Cripple Creek
region can be obtained and will fur?
nish a mixture which should make
pig iron of excellent quality at low
Graham Land and Improvement
COMPANV.?$50,000. Total capital,
$250,000, all subscribed. Graham is
in Tazewell county, Virginia, and the
900 acres of land purchased by the
Graham Land and Improvement
Company are located upon the Blue-|
stone river, at the junction of the
New River and Clinch Valley Divi
sions of the Norfolk and Western
railroad, within 10 miles of the Poca?
hontas Flat top coal field, and inclose
proximity to the iron ore deposits of
the Clinch Valley. It is believed that
Graham will, within a short period,
become an important iron manufac?
turing centre as well as a general dis?
tributing point for the entire coal
field. It is a particularly desirable
location for the establishment of s.uv
mills, tanneries and pulp mills. The
first sale of lots was held on April
of brown hematite ore of excellent j loth, and $170,000 worth have already
and Equipment, $10,000. Located
in Pulaski county, on the Cripple
Creek Extension, twelve niile? south
Of Pulaski. with a present monthly j
been sold. The total cost of the land
of the company was only $00,000.
The stock of this company has sold as
high as $145 per share. An
nace, saw mill, wood working esta
CONTINUED OX FOURTH PAGE.
Purse of $125.?Free for all trotters,
to be driven by professional drivers,
mile heats 3 in 5; $180 to first, $25 to
second, third to save Iiis entrance fee,
10 per cent, of purse.
This race was by far the best of the
meeting and a great deal of money
changed hands on the result. The
judges were Captain T. W. Spickard,
Calvin fJosset*' and C. A. Moomaw.
Three horses were entered. "Little
Jim" owned by W- N. Wellford,
"Auction Boy" the property of W. C.
Williams aud" W. H. Stow's "Ester
brooke." The former was the favor?
ite with the betting men, though
even money changed hands quite fre
e j quently. "Auction Boy'7 was a trood
' second and "Esterbrooke" was short.
"Little Jim "took the start in the
first heat and got two lengths ahead,
with "Auction Boy" second and Es
terbrook" away behind. At the
quarter the distance had not been
diminished and the little horse held
out pluclrily though the Boy in a
couple of seconds commenced to gain.
At the three-fourth post, they were
ahnostfneck and neck,but Wellford's
horse again shot ahead and came
down the home stretch a length and
a half ahead of "Auction Roy" with
"Esterbrooke" far in the rear. Just
before the wire was reached Jim
broke and the Boy shot ahead like
. the ball out of a cannon, winning the
'"' heat by a neck. It was a pretty race.
The second heat was not so interest?
ing by half. "Little Jim" seemed to
They Think n Vole Nhould he Taken
on the .Street Paving<Iim'*Uo"%
The TIMES this morning presents to
its readers, the views of a majority of
the City Council on the question of
street paving. Without exception,
they are in favor of an appropriation
for this purpose. This being the case,
there is hardly a doubt but what an
election will be called, .-mil the people
given a chance to vote as to v het her
or not the requisite amount should
not be appropriated.
Mr. George C. McCanhn,councilman
from the Second ward, said : "1 am
much in favor of an appropriation of
at least $100,0(10 for streets and $50,000
for sewerage, or more, if necessary,
and I regard such improvements as
absolutely essential iu the city now."
Mr. R. A. Buckner: "1 dont like to
express a positive opinion right now
as to the propriety <>f the city voting
an appropriation for streets and sew?
erage, because it is a matter which
deserves some consideration, but, il
the city can afford it. I am hear ilj
in favor of expending it forthose pur?
J. A. McConnell: "1 think the very
best thing the city can do is to vote
an appropriation sufficient to provid*
something permanent in the way ol
street and sewerage improvements."
J. R. Uanthorne: "I heartilj
endorse the TIMES' proposition to ex?
pend $100,000 for permanent street
and $50,000 for sewerage improve?
ments. I regard their provision more
as a matter of compulsion than choice
on the part of the people."
Hon iL S. Trout: "1 am in favor of
expending $100,000 for street improve?
ments and $50,000 for sewerage, and
even niore if necessary. The city can
well afford it, and 1 say let ns have
better streets and sewerage at the
earliest possible date."
Mr. John Sheehan: "1 think the
matter of appropriating $100,000 for
street improvements and $50,000 for
sewerage is of the utmost importance,
and do not think the same amount ol
money could be expended more wisely.
The street committee, you know,
took a step in that direction ;-t the
last meeting of the council and the
ordinance committee H as instructed to
prepare an ordinance asking for ah
appropriation. The sewers should be
laid first, by all means, so that in the
future these proposed permanenl
street improvements will not have to
be dug up.
An Exciting Rnuawny.
The horse attached to the buggy ol
Dr. R. Gordon Simmons, became
frightened near Campbeil street yes
terday morning atfd ran off. ?e ti ok
the sidewalk in front of the City!
Hotel, kuocking an iron post from
the awning, anil then crossing to the
opposite side, continued his wild
career in flu; pavement to the rail-|
road. In the meantime the colored
driver, who was the only occupant ol
the buggy, escaped injury by jump
ing,and the horse, colliding with a
telegraph post at the railroad, stop?
ped The vehicle was badly orbken
Shocked >>y Lightning.
During the storm yesterday even?
ing i he lightning struck t he house of j
/.ir. c. A. Matbeny, on Salem avenue.
Miss Mary Matbeny was standing near
a window at the time, and received a
shock which caused her to fall ?low;
a flight of steps, and was rendered in
sensible.for quite a while. She wit
taken to her room where restoratives I
were applied, and at lati accounts
she was getting along as we'll as could I
Death utn Venerable Citizen.
Mr. George Routt, an old and
spected citizen of this county, died!
yesterday morning ar the residence ol
ins daughter in Prince William
county, whom he was visiting. He
was the father of Mrs. John '.'> -
singer, of this county, and his remains
arrived on No. 3 yesterday evening.
The remains will be interred hi the
family burying grounds mar Vintori,
this mornining at 11 o'clock.
'Jhc Strawberry Frn&l 1 km Ki^kr.
The ladies of Vinton tendered tin
gentlemen of that town a most enjoy?
able strawberry feast last night in the
school house, which was largely at?
tended. It was an example of genuine
old time Virginia hospitality, and!
fifteen cents for six strawberries, wan I
not required. On the other hand the
saucers were filled to their utmost
capacity and compensation whatever,
except "your presence, was demande
Nearly a Fire.
A lamp exploded in Caroline John-1
sons house on Peach and fioney Hill
this morning, and set lire to a num
ber of articles of furniture and bed
fixtures. It was extinguished, how?
ever, before sounding a general alarm.
Write to the Hohbie Music Co.,
Lynchburg, Va., for illustrated cata?
logue of pianos aud organs. Among
the different make this house handles,
are the well known pianos of Knabe,
Weber, Kranch & Bach and Estey
organs, which are the best <>n the
market. Every new instrument war?
ranted for live years. Lowest prices
and easiest terms.
Remember the special sale of $9 85
suits at Joseph (John's, the Salem
avenue clothier, Friday and Saturday,
May 30th and 31st. Every suit worth
from $12 to $15. my30 tf
? Bedford City
LAND and IMPROVEMENT COMPANY
CHARTERED BY SPECIAL ACT OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF TIRGIRIA.
The Bedford City Land Company offers the best investment on the Norfolk and Western Railroad. It is a golden opportunity
After June 3rd a limited number of lots will be offered for sale. This company has three thousand building and business lots in the western pan of <
Bedford City. Incomparably the best property and the most beautiful sites. The town s growing west. The new depot site is on these lands. The 1
Randolph Macon College Academy is there and a new first-class hotel will be erected asoon.as the architect has finished the drawings. Nearly 4,000
population now. Fifteen plug tobacco concerns. The largest and most successful woolen mills in the State except CharlottesviRe. Twenty-five manu?
factories now and seven new manufacturing enterprises underwav. The Bedford and James River Railroad is to be built in the near future.
For those who want a safe investment the stock and land of the Bedford City Land Company presents the greatest inducements. The present selling
value of the property is worth more money than the total amount of stock the company offers for Bale. For particulars address
apl 5 8m PRESIDENT OF THE BEDFORD CITY LAND AND IMPROVEMENTC?MPANY, Bedford Citv, V
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CLEVELAND IS THE CHOICE.
Eeaterday'ti Rat*e Hull OiimctH.l Suit
for Divorce?The Canadian J.ilx'rafs
Sustained?Heavy Storm* All Over
(lit; Country?Struck l>y M^hciirg.
By United Press.
huron, S. D., JuneG ?Zuck Hund?
ley, chairman of the State Democratic
Central Committee, was murdered by
his son, Fred, last evening. They
jjot into a dispute about putting down
the carpet, Mid Fred drew a revolver
ami shot his father dead. The boy :'s
ia the jail.
By United Press.
Springfield, 111., .Jute 6.?The
delegates to the Democratic State
Convention were yesterday polled a?
to their choice of candidates for pre?
sident. The result was: Clevolandi.02i;
Palmer, 07; Hill, 7: Abbett, 2: Whit?
Kirneb by Llgbtuiuc.
By United Pri i?.
Williamstow :?>, N. C, June 0.?
Tlie house of a colored man, on a
farm near here, was struck by light;
ning yesterday and a negro girl and
am! two .-mall children were killed
and their bodies consumed in the
building, which was burned down.
The Liberal** Knstalmd.
By United Press.
toronto, Out , ..June ?.?The pro?
vincial elections in UidaTW^^.terday
resulted in the liberal government be
ing sustained by a slightly decreased
Scandal in Ht?h Life.
By United Press. ?
Paris, June^C ? The Siede says that
N. Christie, formerly Prime Ministtr
to Servia, isabout to bring action
against his wile fur a divorce. Milan,
rx-Ming of Servia, is named as co-re?
spondent in the case.
.My Uuited Pro.-.
St. locis, Mo., .lime U.?Heavy
ami disastn us storms oeeurried yes
terday in Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota
a id Dakota.
Yeslcrday'N Baseball Game*.*
By United Press.
AtNew ?ork? New Yo;k, o: Bos?
Ar Cleveland-Cleveland, 1; Chi?
At Cincinnati?Pittsburg, ?; Cin?
At New York?New York.; ?12;
Ai Clev< land?< leveland', 14; Boffa
At Chicago?Chicago 0; Pittsburg,
amKi;i: \.v association^
At Brooklyn?Brooklyn, 5; Roches?
, At Syracuse?Rain.
Mi.-s Lillic Deaver, a popular young
lady of Lexington, is visiting friends
in this city.
The addition to the storehouse at
the Roamoke Machine Works isabout
Mr. .1. Harry Coleman returned
home yesterday afternoon from a visit
to frieuds in Lexington.
Mi.-s Bessie Moore, who has been
visiting Mrs. W. M. Dunlap, left this
morning for her home in Kockbridge
Mr. Frank Ward, yard master on
the Norfolk and Western railroad at
Pulaski, is visiting bis parents in
The Methodists o.' Bonsacks will
give a lawn party at that place today,
beginning at 11 a. in., and continuing"
until 11 p. m.
Dr. Gale has lost a small hand
satchel containing surgical instru- 1
meuts. The linder will be liberally
rewarded on returning it to his olBce
Ladies will lind ir to their interest i
to read the advertisement of C. F. '
Blount (proprietor Diamond Front) j
given in this issue making a special
offer for ten days.
A stomach upsetting rumor gained
currency yesterday that the carcass of
a dead negro had been found in
the reservoir. Dilijrent inquiry re?
vealed the fact that it ?was positively
false, and without any foundation
Judge William Gordon Robertson
yesterday remarked to a Times re?
porter: "To vote ?100,000 for perma?
nent street improvements, and $50,000 ,
for additional sewerage meets my '
sanction thoroughly, and a similar ex-,
penditure in any other direction will
not do tin; city half as much good. -A
Mr. Ralph Moore, a wealthy metal
master and capitalist, of Glasgow,'
Scot lam!, was in the city yesterday ?
with Hon. William A. Anderson, of
Rock bridge, /fhey, in company with
Mr. Rush I . Deer, visited several of
the mining properties around Roan?
oke. The quality of f lie zinc at the .
Martin mines attracted special atten?
tion. It is hoped that Mr. Moore will
A ItomariinMo Citizen.
Mr. F. K. Chandler, of Franklin
county, came to the city yesterday in
a wagon propelled by two oxen. He
sail I that he was !H) years old, and
had twenty-live children. He pos?
sessed one hundred grandchildren, the
youngest, of whom was a suckling,
and all of them were living. He was
very active, considering his age, and
chock full of pleasing reniinlsences.
whic h he gave vent to without hesi?
tancy, and his seemingly inex?
haustible vocabulary rendered born
interesting and instructive.
E. Walsak, proprietor of the well
known dyeing and scouring establish?
ment has moved his place of business
one door to 101 Campbell street
(Third avenue. S. W.) jc?lw
For colds, croup, asthma, bronchi?
tis and sore throat use Dr. Thomas1
Eclectric Oil, and get the best.