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VOL. VI-NO. 191.
? AT THE
S?le Kam!, suitings, closing price, ?c
Outing cloths in beautiful patterns,
at b and 10c a yard.
Flannelettes in new anil stylish
latterus at 124c a yard.
Dres? ginghams, 5, Sand lOca yard.
A few pieces of Scotch ginghams a:
20c, wc.1 th 25c a yard
Still a ew challiesat 4c and (?Je a
Also a few more pieces of clu cked
* mohair at 25? a yard.
Mohair-' in all shades at ?:">. "?; and
. 50? a van":.
White goods in all the newest ma?
terials and at lowest prices.
A special bargain in pure Turkey
red table covers, S-4. TV and i> H? 5>7ic
Table linens, towels and napkins in
endless variety, and at prices that
Auntlicr case of white bed quilts at
Ladies' and (rents' underwear and
hosiery in great assortment and at
Large stock of bleached and nn-j
bleached cotton-and sheetings in all
Children* white lace hats and caps
from r>c up.
Fan-. Fans, Fans, Fans, from 2c up.
HASSLER i MACBAIN.
131 SALEM AVENUE, S. W.,
ftOANTFSE; ----- VIRGINIA.
WHITE BREAD FLOUR.
WE W ILL PAY
$50 IN ?S H
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.
124 and 126
First Avenue, S. W.
* Vhi SALEM VA.
.i.rf* of courses; commercial de
V n,\ ?f? library 17,000 volumes
S?Zhealthful cilmate; very
? l?peU8eR- Students fifteen
?S? veatTer * Mexico, and Japan.
tSfed catV-ills sept. 17th. Ulus
1 xm iraVe tree- Address
\ Salem. Va.
For 30 Days.
OUR ENTIRE STOCK OK
Consisting-of Foreign and
Ginghams, Sattnes, Challies,
Bleached and Unbleached
Cottons and Sheetings, etc.
WILL BE OFFERED AT
FOR THE NEXT
Our Remnant Coim
i er is now ready,
where you ran
at any Price
A Wain dt, Ash or Ebony
POLE GIVEN AWAY with
every pair of Lace Curtains]
bought to the value nf <->.oo
per pair or upwards.
42 Salem avenue.
PAY - CASH
for vor it
15V DOING SO YOU CAN SAVh
Fl VI EEN PEB CENT.
Blounf s Diamonfl Front
l.v, SALEM AVENUE
MONEY TO LOAN
TDK PEOPLES' PERPETUAL
LOAN - * - BUILDING
will lead money on long time and easy
payments. Shares may be taken at
jin v 1 i :nc- Applv to
' V/M. F. WINCH.
Secretary and treasurer.
Room l. Masonic Temple. apl tf.
ii hi s: Glase Mim
1 will olfer my entire stock of:
DRY GOODS. BOtjTS
AND SHOES AT
PRIME COST TO DISCONTINUE
F. G. MAY
142, First avenue, Si W
AT COST. AT COST
jy 18 2w.
C A. HEATH,
The well-known Jefferson Street
lias opened a Barber Shop in Hotel
cm in biisement | my20 lm
BUILDING - COMPANY.
E. II. STEWART, Presidout.
II. (i OOLE, See. and Treas.
.1. F. UARU'nJR, ?en'l Mannger.
CONTRACTORS & BUILDERS.
Ofliee Li KAY & UOSWKLn, Jef?
Lara; Brick Building? a
Homes l?u It on easy payments. Pat
romtuc solicited. Estimates cheer?
ful i\ furnished on application.
J. F. BARBOUR,
Still keep the largest
In Southwest Virginia
TheyMinve just received h '.argesppuljf
Lap Robes, Horse Covers
Breach Loading Guns,
Miner's ami Kailroud Stipplie
17 nif! !Si Second Street, soutbwes
lum^ Building Cafe
Are now prepared to furnish meals a1
Table boarders can be aeeomniodattd
aiiil will receive prompt and
STEA KS. Ofl'J' S. AND ALL
PISHES TO OKI) EIS
SERVED IN F1RSI
( LASS si VI.:'
Gold Lunch Couuter ttttaehed,
where eohl luuches are served from
5 a. m. to 12 p. in.
Fish, ( Inn^s and Game in
season a .^pecia-ty.
L. F. BURKS,
fJAS .nid STEAM FITTER.
And dealer in ail kinds of Plumber,
(t.-is and Steam Fitter.-' Supplies.
Prompt Attention to Orders, and
Satisfaction iu> rante. d.
715 Main Street.
113 < liimmerco St reet,
jel2-3ino ROANOKE, VA
H. H. LIMEY, SIBSRT ? C?.
Real Instate Agents,
Moomaw Block. No. 9.
We have a line list of property from
which to select.
Iu location, price and terms, we
hope tosoi? ?11. If you have
To sell oi- exchange, call.
Best of references given. jtinlO lm
GLEANING and REPAIRING
You will save monev by bringing
yoin <lirty chillies to be cleaned or
dyed und repaired to me. Chtrges
moderate Work first class.
Corner Campbell and Htnry *tre?M ,
Konnoke. V^.. If
For the higher education of young
ladies, equipped at a cost of $120,000,
employs 25 officer* and teacher:-, ? of
whom are male professors, of both
American and European 1 raining.
Languages, Literature, Science, Arr,
Music, Elocution, etc., art? taught
under best standards. For nearly a
half century it has commanded public
confidence without distinction of re?
ligious beliefs. 1,200 feet above sea
level, and surrounded by picturesque
mountain scenery, it enjoys the fur?
ther advantages of mineral waters
and a bracing mountain climate. At?
tendance last session 20!) from 18
ptates. The 48th session will open
'?September 17th. P. O. and Station.
! Holling; Va. CHAS. H. COCKE,
I jy25-tf Business Manager.
, / 'ARR Til K SIGN WRITER, COR
|.V tier Third irrenne and First street
N- w mar?-tl
)KE, VIRGINIA. TUE
\ IT MUST COME.
THE ROANOKE AND SOUTHERN
TO THIS CITY.
THi; REAL ESTATE BEBANSB
1 A l'ri?|>o?ltif?ii In Purin u siix lt Coin,
imny nl .'-..".(?.(>iu> mill Itny ii|> n Koiltc
for i In' ('iiiiKlriivlioii <'?iii|?iiny m
Almut hu If ol the seventeen firms
making up tlio real estate exchange
ui' i yt stvrday aftor.iooii ;it Gray mid
!> (swell's blliee for tli.- purpose <>f dis
cussing tltt! Roanoke and Southern
Mr .1 F. Wingfleld was called to
I the .chair, and Mr. A. D. Rice acted as
k*\Viil sum.-Hi the mein hers please
slate the object for which tiiis meet
hig wascalled," said the chairman as
he took Iiis seat.
Mr. it A Rives, ol Scott and Rives,
said thai he would do so. tie pre?
faced Iii remarks t?y saying that the
question of Rettin?; the Roanoke aud
Southern to this city was an all im?
portant i>!:e Hut, in the light of
what had occurred recently, uo one
knew whether it would come or not.
The company were having the great
est dillR-iilty in getting into the city,
ain't unless they ?-i>u!? i u'et in at a re;i
sonable expenditure t hey would not
COine at all. 11>' said " plan had been
suggested. The road had set aride
hetw.en $00,000 and $70,000 to get
in*o Roanoke with. They had met
with in> encouragement with that
amount only behind them. Hut they
could not afford to spend more, and
were looking about roranotlier termi?
nus He hud reliable information
that Salem had at this time a delega?
tion al Wiiist'in trying to arrange for
thr road to come to that town.
Mr. Rive* then outlined clearly the
stiege.? ted plan The idea was to
form a stock company of $30,000, buy
up laud on which options were now
held, and let the railroad pass over
the railroad free of cost. He calcu
! .ted rhal the land needed by the
company would not cost the citizens
over $15,000, and thU. together with
what the com:tany were willing to
? pend. would be enough to assure
tin- ? o.'Ilitlg of the road here.
II r. A. ?. A sherry asked the ques
:i "Are we supposed lobe dealiug
witii i he railroad or with the ?on
struct ion company.'1
"With tin- railroad,'' was the an?
swer troll! SOiUe Olie.
"Then I move we adjourn," was the
"1 second the motion,'1 .-.iid Mr
Hoekady. The motion waslost.
Mr U 0. Taiiaferro made the mo
lion that some meiuher of the Con
structiou Company be sent for. so as
to explain fully the condition of af
fairs. But no one in tin-room knew
where one could be found- Mr.
ilockady said in seconding the
mot ion of Mr. Tah'aferro, thai if the
(.'oii.-ti net ion Company had ever
w.tnted to meel tit" change to discuss
the question, they had nevcrbiguilied
it. He thought this should he done
be!ore anv action was taken
.Mr. A. f>. Rice said in reply to this
1 iiat he knew that if the road could
get into the city for $00,000 i; would
come here. Ofcourse this included
t lie $15,000 to he made up.
Mr. Asberry wanted to know what
part of the city Mr. Kice meant when
I e said "the cry." He said there
were fcWO parts of the city, tile I0W1T
and the upper, lie suggested that
.Mr. .i A. tiauibill be sent for.
lb- understood that that, gentle-j
man had a letter on the subject that
he was siire would interest the mem?
bers. Mr. Boswell went .>u. to find
Mr. Gambill. i.-ut didn't succed. Mr.
Asberry continuing his remarks said
that for his part lie would nor sub
scribe a dollar to the new .scheine,
an.: he hoped that uo member of the
exchange would. He wanted also to
know who had called thi> mooting os
Mr. Rives arose anil said that he
ha l l.u requested to call the uicct
iug* and all public-spirited eiti
Keus of Roanoke wanted the road to
come here, and intended to do all in
his power to get it here. He ivpre
seuted no particular section of the
city. That was a secondary matter.
He didn't care where it came in, all
he wanted was to see it conic.
.lust at this point Mr. James S.
Simmons entered the room, and by
general request he was asked to tell
what he knew about the proposed
move. Mr. Simmons said he wanted
to be perfioily plain and lucid in
what he had to say. He
was willing to subscribe as much for
it ^ en: i ee by 'Hie route as by another.
He wanted to lie throughly onder
>to id in the position he took. The
Roanoke and Southern wanted to
i-oiue in around the town and have a
terminus near that of the other roads.
They did no: want to run through
any of the principal streets and lay
tueiuselves liable at any time. He
fully approved of the plan as out?
lined by Mr. Rives and thought that
it was the only feasible one. In this
lie agreed wirb the engineers of the
road. They had been here and fuliy
canvassed all of the different routes.
In regard to the We>t End they
did not tee their way clear to
enter the city by crossing the railroad
tracks even if a pood site for their
yards could be found there. This
would mean a heavy expense. They
would have to cross tfie Norfolk and
Western either underground or by
means of overhead bridges and both
methods would cost a great deal of
money. The terminus they desired
was in the southeastern part of the
city, not more than live blocks from
the Union depot.
In answer to a question Mr Sim?
mons said that he believed that they
could get the road into the city by
the expenditure of an additional
$10.001?. The company had expected
to lind a terminus tor" about $00,000.
This, together with the$15,000, would
make the expenditure $73,000. Mr.
Simmons said again that be I elleved
the scheme proposed was the only
feasible one, but if any other gentle?
man had another lie would be glad to
hear if. If it were a better one he
' was open to correction, and would
take it instead of the one then being
discussed. But if something further
wasn't done, and that soon Roanoke
[ would not get the road. Indeed, lie
I did not know if it would be built at
'all. He believed that the getting of
that road was a matter of paramount
importance to anything else. "One
road brings another.'1 concluded Mr.
Simmons, "and if we get the Roanoke
and Southern the Baltimore and
Ohio will be sure to follow."1
Mr. Rice said that the plan of Mr.
Simmons was not suggested by any
member of the Virginia and North
Carolina Construction Company. In
SI)AY MORNING, JUT
! talking the matter over among them?
selves it had come to be discussed
among others and was believed to be
the only feasible one. He related an
incident which occurred when the
! Rhenandoah Valley road was being
built. .Salem was sure of getting the
road. They would do nothing. The
rond was obliged to come to them
and when they had promised to meet
a party of the promoters t he Salem
ites left a negro in the office to meet
the gentlemen and the Salcmitea
who were most interested went bird
hunting, And the road didn't come
Mr Asberry said he didn't want to
I he misunderstood lie was not light
I ing the road. He had subscribed
largely to it: and wanted it here, lie
I believed the road was coming here,
but he also believed that Koanoke
j had done all that it should.
This brought Mr. Simmons to his
feet again, lie reiterated the state?
ment that the plan suggested was the
only feasible one before the meeting.
The Virginia and North Carolina
Construction Company had no inter?
ests in Roanoke. They were build?
ing the road lor lusl what il was
worth to them, and if Salem, or any
othar place offered greater Induce?
ments, the road would not come here.
Mr. Hockaday asked the question,
"Do you believe that an additional
subscription of $15,000 would bring
the road here?"
"I do iii(?t emphatically," said Mr.
Sinn:.on-:, ? but I do not believe it
will cost us any money, or not a great
deal at any rate. The land along the
pro post! d route will be enhanced in
value by the road, and can be sold, J
believe, at an advance sufficient at
j least to pay for what all of it will
COSt. I don't believe it will, in tile
end, cos! t he .stockholders a dollar
Mr. Maker said that if he was not
very much mistaken a route had been
offered along Commerce street with a
terminus just acrass the railroad tor
$75,000. The proposition, however, to
the best of his knowledge, had not
Mr. Simmons said that he under?
stood that thfs proposition had been
exceedingly indefinite and this might
have been the reason if hail not been
entertained. As for himself one site
suited him as well as the other.
Mr. F. I!. Kemp moved that three
gentlemen be appointed lo see how
much stock would be subscribed to
the idea supported by Messrs, Sim?
mon.-, Mice and Kives.
Mr. Hockaday asked whether or
not the other route would be con?
sidered, and also whether people sub
scribing to the laud company would
have a guarantee that the road would
come here. The answer was that the
additional subscription would insure
the roa.l The rival route would also
be looked into, but the general im?
pression ?was that the road would not
cross the trad.-of the Norfolk ami
Mr. Kemp was requested to put his
iii'"].hi in writing. It reads: I move
j that the chair appoint three members
ol the exchange to wait on the real
estate agents and other citizens of
Koanoke with a subscription li.-t to
raise a $30,000 stock company for the
purpose of purchasing land and
securing the route of tin- Koanoke
and Southern railroad.
The following committee was then
appointed by Chairman Wingfleld:
Me--rs. SlmiUOllS, Kives and Kemp.
They will report progress on Wednes?
day evening at Gray and Hoswcll's
A Kla Deal.
\V.- state upon good authority that
the Armiuius Mine.- have been sold to
an English syndicate for ($500,1.i
live hundred thousand dollars?and
the same to is be stocked at twelve
hundred thousand dollars. The new
syndicate are to put up large sulphuric
acid ami phosphate works to cost
from $230,000 to ?300,000 on Mineral
City property. And it is understood
that reduction works are soon to fol?
low. Several of the old gold mines
wiii be reopened and worked, ami
many desert places lie made to blos?
som like the rose. We sincerely hope
I that what is here on paper may soon
be on the ground; and that we may
realize all that we hope, and that its
realization will be but the dawn of a
bright day for this County and State.
Hole! Koanoke Arrival*.
WB Bradley, Knoxville: Mrs C C
Coffee, child and nurse, Theo C
Campbell, Blacksburg; Richard Row?
ley Baker, Philadelphia; Mr and Mrs
Henry Whiten, jr. Philadelphia; .1 K
F Steele, Brain well; R H T Adams.
Lynchburg; W .1 Kerr, Virginia; C 11
Denison, 8 V; B R Cod wise. Md; Ceo
C Strigcr, Washington, D C; C F
Hanson, Win J Mills. Hugh Brent,
Baltimore; J B McShanc, Philadel?
;'to- Knoxville Reunion.
The people of Knoxville are making
extensive preparations to hold a re?
union of the veterans of the Union
and Confederate armies on October
7, 8 and '.). A hearty welcome will be
given the boys of the blue and the
grey, and there is no doubt that it
will* be the largest gathering of veter?
ans ever assembled south of the Ohio
Car Work* Destroyed.
PKNWKLO, Ph., July 28.-T.lie Elk
Coal and Coke property at (Hen
Fisher. Elk county, seven miles from
here, was destroyed by lire last week.
One hundred men are thrown out of
work, and the loss is $25,000, with
$12,000 insurance The works will be
rebuilt at once.
; allies Have Tried It.
A number of my lailv customer*
have >lried "Mother's Friend," and
would not be without for many times
its cost. They recommend it to all
who are to become mothers. R. A.
Payne, Druggist, Greenville, Ala.
Write Pradfieid Reg. Co., Atlanta,
Ga., for particulars. By Bud weil,
Christian and Barbae.
It is a well known fact that
the Bobbie Music Company,
of Lynch burg, Va., are sell
ing pianos and organs at lowest prices
and on easier terms than any other
house In the country. You can be
convinced of this fact by comparing
their prices with those of other deal
eis. Illustrated catalogues free.
Buy jour cooking stoves from M.H,
Jennings & Co.. neur market house.
Salem avenue. t
Salem Re nl Estate.
Is Salem real estate a good invest?
Dr. James A. Gale, of Roan
oke, invested $125 through H. G.
Brown and received $1,750 profit in
less than a month.
Nelson D. Barrett bought, Decem?
ber 17, 188!), lots 10 and 11 section 21, i
for $1,200. H. G. Brown & Co. sold
these Jnly 3rd, 1800,for $3,0001in $1,
500 cash payments. ' jylO tf
,Y 20, isuo:
THE ATTRACTIONS BOOKEC
FOR THE OPERA HOUSE.
GOOD COMPANIES ARE SECURED,
Aunt Jack nnd I lie Old IIouicnIoiiI
.Minstrels ami 111* Spectacular -Hcf
tie llcruaril'CliHNv in a Kew liny
The coining theatrical season
I promises to be the best and most bril?
liant Roanoke has ever had.
Manager Beekner has been very
careful in hooking his attractions,
and has also had t he assistance ot Mr.
M. A. Moselev, his ellicient secretary,
whose large experience is a guarantee
that only the best will find a night
here. The season will open August
IS with Wilson's minstrels. George
Wilson hri.igs forty people with him
this season, among them Ixw Rene
did and George Edwards, than whom
no better end men ever cracked a
bone or thumped a tamborine.
Dion Bioucacoult's "After Dark"
will be the next attraction, and will
be here on the 29th. Tank dramas
are becoming the rape all over the
country, and for the lirst time we
will have one here.
W. C. Daly's "Colored Aristocracy"
will th.-u occupy the boards for a
night, ami shows ol this kind always
attract large crowds in Roanoke.
Next will come Fred Wilson's
"Penalty," to be followed by the
Wood-St. John Comedy Company,
with a talented troupe. Vinous, one
of the most charming* soubrettes on
the stage, has a new play, "Little
Sunshine," ami will he bound to
draw her usual house.
Hettie Bernard-Chase we all know
as the pretty banjo picker of last sea?
son. This year she is "Uncle's Dar?
ling."' Henshaw and Ten Broesek in
the "Nabobs" were the two artists
who were the most attractive fea?
ture- of the "Two Old Cronies" com?
pany when it was here. The Grau
Opera Company will next delight us
with opera-bouffe, and G. M. Palmer
will be here with "Jim the Penman,"
and his latest London and New York
success "Aunt Jack."
'I'ii the romantically inclined Wil?
liam Redmond in "Herminio" will be
a treat and the. Fat Mens1 Club will
tax the strength of the stage to it ut?
most. Alviu Joslyn always draws a
big audience in Roanoke as does Al.
Field's .Minstrels. Pauline Markham
in "Ma/.eppa" is great. Lovers of the
spectacular will be glad to know that
Karalfy's "Water Queen" will be here
with fifty people. Mac Lean and
Marie PreSCOtt ill their latest success
"Cleopatra" are booked The Con*
ried < bpera Company is one of the very
best attractions on the road and the
largest that will be here. They will
present the "'Gypsy Baron."
"The Old Homestead" has hail a
three years' run in New York and is
still running. It will lie here this ses
son. "Bottle's Baby'" mad.- famous
last season by Kate Claxtou, Frank
Mayo in the ever popular "Davy
Crockett" and Charles McCarthy in
"One of the Bravest" is a trio hard to
beat. "Two Old Cronies" will he
here to delight us again. The Green?
wood Opera Company (aines next.
Marie Greenwood has now her own
company. She will be pleasantly re?
membered here as the soloist of the
Grau Opera Company of last season.
"Amongthe Pines" and then those
ever welcome comedians Evans and
I Joey in the "Parlor Match."
Th?re are only a few of the attrac?
tion.- Manager Hecknerwill present to
his patrons. A number of others will
be booked before the season com?
mences. Many of the people who will
play here go no further South than
Roanoke and then turn to the West
where audiences are larger. We may
look forward to the coming season
with a great deal of pleasure and if
we only had an open house as pood
as the troupes coming we would havo
no cans" to grumble.
Commodore Bat em an has severed
his connection with the Atlantic and
Danville road on account of ill
It ;s belieyed that within the next
thirty days the Chicago and West
Mu lligan road will pass out of the
hands of its present owners.
It is estimated that railroads in
the United States lose $2,000,01)0
yearly from landslides, $5,000.000
from 'floods, $1,000,000 from lire, and
$9,000,000 from collisions.
The directors of the St. Louis, Alton
and Terre Haute Company have re?
solved to execute a conveyance to
ratify the sale of the main line and
the Alton branch to the "Big Four-"
The Richmond and Petersburg Rail?
road will be double tracked and have
tiled for record to the Central
Trust Company of New York a
$1,000,000 mortgage secured by the
roads rolling stock and equipments.
According to the report of the re?
ceiver of the Chicago and Atlantic
railroad a debt of $015,000 has been
liquidated.also iuterest amounting to
9220,659. The gross earnings for the
year ending June 00, were $2,700.000,
an increase of $519,000.
The Norfolk and Western double
track from the West End furnace to
Big Spring has been completed and
the first train passed over it Sunday
night. The double track from Chris
tainsburg to Radford is progressing
Luring the second week in July
eighty-six railroads show earnings of
$0,207,527, an increase of $531,401.
For the third week in July twenty
three roads report earnings of $2,540,
:JT4, an increase of $4Sl,:)00.
A ti reman] says: "1 know a little
kink about lighting a headlight on
stormy and windy nights. Take ?an
old train order and curl it around on
top of tliel amp wick so as to leave a
portion of it sticking up, and by drop?
ping a lighted match down the chim?
ney it will ignite and the headlight is
The third of the fleet of six large
2,000 ton ocean-going coal barges
built in New York for the Norfolk
and Western railroad has arrived in
Norfolk. These barges are to be
used by the company in transporting
Pocahonta8 coal from Lambert's
Point to the New England cities.
Two powerful ocean tugs have been
built to tow the barges.
There is nothing like Dr. Thomas
Eclectric Oil to quickly cure a cold or
relieve hoarseness. Written by Mrs.
M. J. Fellows, Burr Oak, St. Joseph
Co., Mich. _
Go to Geyers to get your spring
aud summer suits my20 tf.
Tili: koanoke AM) southern.
The proposition of a number of the
members of the real estate exchange
to organize a stock company of $50,000
I ami purchase the right of way and ter?
minal facilities for the Roanoke and
Southern; and oiler them to the Con?
struction Company on reasonable
terms is a good one.
There ought to be uo further delay
in the road's beginning work here.
According to statement* made l.y
gentlemen who had talked with olliccrs
and directors of the Company, tha ob?
stacles in the way are not largo.
The railroad should not he made to
pay a large or unreasonable amount to
enter the city.
The road i.s going to he a Lreat bene?
fit to Roanoke, and property owneas
ought to appreciated this.
The proposition to secure facilities
and meet the Construction Company
halfway, offering them the .proper:y
reasonably is eommeiulable
Roanoki must have the Roanoke
and Southern, and the city owes it to
its own interest to see that the com?
pany is not charged an exorbitant |>i ce
for entrance and '.eraiiuus here.
Tue Halt iniiire and Ohio l.anil Coilt
l?nny, of Salem.
Offer 1,300 building lots for $150
each. Weekly payments of $1.50.
The Baltimore .and Ohio hand < !om
pany, of Salem, Va., owning 22? acres
of land within half a mile of Salem.
Va.. admirably located for building
lots, have determined ro offer 1.5)00
lots for .-ale at $150 each, including
corner lots, in the following manner:
Lot clubs of 100 members each will
be formed. Each member thereof
paying $1.30 per week or ?(! per
month until $13(1 is paid. Each mem?
ber will draw for a lot at the regular
weekly drawing, and one lot will be
drawn every week until loo lots tire
drawn. The two members drawing
the last two lots will get two lots each
instead of one.
The one drawing a lot can at any
rime pay up on his lot and get a deed
to it, as the company own their land
in fee simple; or he can pay one-third
cash, balance in one and two year.-,
and the company will allow such pur?
chaser 10 per cent, discount given on
A purchaser building, within .six
mouths, a house costing not less I ban
$500, Oil his lot, will have a reduction
of 25 per cent, on hi- purchase, mak?
ing his lot cost $112.50.
Several clubs will be organized in
this city, so that a member can join
one or more clubs, and draw in each
club weekly by the payment of one
dollar and ($1.50) fifty cents in each
club. No interest is charged on these
The land has been surveyed, laid
out in streets and the lots numbered.
The laid lies partially in the rear of
the Roanoke College, am! half a mile
from the center of the town. Water
mains run through the land, side?
walks are also contemplated, and
pleasant homes, close to business,
could be erected at small cost, either
as a home for the owner or to rent
out, as houses are in great demand in
As a safe investment this is beyond
precedent, anil enables one of .-mail
means to secure property constantly
on the increase in value.
Remember, one lot is drawn by
someone each week. Then you can
pay up on your lot after you have
drawn, by paying one-third cash,
balance in one and two years, or as a
whole, at any time you may elect
within 18 months from the time you
joined the club, and secure the re
duci ions named above.
Every member must pay his weekly
dues before he will be allowed to par?
ticipate in any drawing, If absent,
some one will draw for him, provided
his dr..'.- are paid.
Bo not be misled by any misrepre?
sentations made about this land, but
go to Salem and see it for yourself:
call on Mr. H. O. Brown, president of
the company, who will show you over
The size of these lots are mostly 50x
150. some few are 50x136. The lots are
well situated, and our plan of dispos?
ing of them renders it easy for the
men of small means to secure a home,
or make a paying investment, by the
expenditure of $1.30 per week. Salem
is a healthy, busy place, growing rap?
idly and presents more advantages for
investment than any new town in the
Every working man, be his mean
large or small, can go into this enter?
prise and secure a lot that will con?
tinue to increase in value.
All who wish to secure lots in the
Baltimore A' Ohio Land Company
should call on Messrs. Oscar D. Derr
&: Co.,the authorized agents for Roan?
oke City, who will fully explain the
manner of conducting the sale, and
can be found at their office from ?> a.
in. to 10 p. m.
There is no investment on which
one can realize so handsomely und at
so small a cost as to become a mem?
ber of the Baltimore A Ohio Lot
Clubs, unless it is to he a stockholder
in the Baltimore A' Ohio Land Com?
pany. We cheerfully recommend
these lots to the public.
Oscak D. Derr & Co.,
No. 10 First avenue, S. W., Roanoke.
II. F. Mkeixk,
With B". G. Brown, box --'AK Salem
agents baltimore & oillo ANB
north SAL km LOT clubs.
F. L. Carter.
With Dupey & Taliaferro, Koanoke,
Mahood, Stoke & Co..
J. :?. Parkenson & Co..
W. E. Summers & Co.,
Washington. D. C.
Fo.v bd, Downing, Hardaway
G. W. Kernauan,
Smith & Parsell,
J. B. Pharis & Co.,
Prick & Mitchell,
With Neal SB Pans,Roanoke, Va.
A Bit Railroad Mortgage.
By United Press.
Memphis, Tenn., July 28.?The
Louisville and Nashville Railroad'
Company today mortgaged its entire
system to the Central Trust Company
of New York for $75,000,600.
ICE - - FIVE CENTS
THE FIRE FIEND.
FIFTEEN HUNDRED PEOPLE
, MADE HOMELESS.
WALLACE ENTIRELY DESTROYED
lOnly Two Buildings Lett Standing
'I Ik- Lohn Estimated at 82,000,000
Tlit- rclcgmph WttrcMitrc Down, mid
Particulars are Meagre.
My I'ii itl Press.
Spokaxe Falls, Wy.. .July
The town or Wallace, Walio, 100
miles cast of hen1, was barn cd yester?
day. Ir is said only two buildings
have been saved. The loss will
probi bly be $200,000. The lire started
in r saloon. A high wind carried the
flames to adjoining buildings, all of
which wen- frame. One thousand
live hundred people arc homeless.
The telegraph wires were destroyed,
and the particulars are meagre.
WAR l.\ ARGENTINE REPUBLIC.
Olio-Thousand Government Troops
Killed by the Rcvolntionists.
By United Pros.
BtJEXOS AYRES, July 28?The Re?
volutionary movement is spreading
rapidly. There was desperate fight?
ing between government troops
and revolutionists yesterday. Tin
former were defeated and 1,000 of them
killed, or wounded. Revolutionists
have been joined by the navy. The
triumph of tin; revolutionists seem
to be assured.
New York, July 28.?The financial
community centering around Wall
street wa- considerably affected today
by the news of the revolt in Argen?
tine Republic. The English interests
in South America are enormous and
lately good money ha sheen following
bad in a vain etfort to stave oll dMas?
ters which have threatened the South
American country. Much British
gold has gone to South America re?
cently, the defficiency being supplied
from this country and France. The
news had a depressive effect on stock.
Kan Salvador vs. Guatamala.
Bv United Press.
New York, July 28.?The Herald's
special from La Liberatad Salvador
says the latest advices fully confirm
accountsof two victories of Salva?
doreans over Guatamala one at
Chingoand another at Attes Calempo.
Great consternation is said to pre?
vail in Guatamala over the news
oi two disasters to her army. The
revolutionary uprising took place in
tic department of Chiquimula,
Guatamala Friday las*. The military
were called upon to fire on the mob
but refused to do s>> and threw down
their arms and many of them joined
A Singular Phenomenon.
By United Press.
nKw Florence, Mo., July 28.?A
singular electric phenomenon is re?
ported from Americus. From a small
cloud a single, vivid (lashof lightning
descended, striking two men standing
against a barbed, wire fence, instantly
killing one and paralyzing the other
from the waist downward. A num?
ber of r.orses were hitched to a fence.
One was instantly killed and several
injured. The shock was felt all over
the v?iage. several persons being
A XORFOLIt STEA31ER COLLIDES
With an Excursion Boat in Baltimore
r:y United Press.
Baltimore, Md., July 2S.?The
steamer Virginia of the Bay line in
leaving here this evening for Norfolk
collided in the bay with th? excursion
boat Louise, badly damaging both
boats. Several of the passengers
jumped overboard and are reported
drowned and a number of others were
m >re or less injured in the rush and
excitement, and are being carried to
their homes and hospitals. Both
boa? : have returned to the city.
Kussel Harrison's Investment.
By Unite 1 Press.
Corpus Christi, Tex., July 25*?
Two hundred and fifty thousand dol?
lars is the sum paid by Russell Harri?
son and a New York syndicate fof
1,000 acres of land and seven building
bloc];- south of thi:3 city, on Port
[ A large number of Roanoke people
are interested there. |
A PIPE BREAKS.
The City's Water Supply Cnt Short
Early yesterday morning the pipe
through which the water supply of
the city passes, broke just where it
crosses the Roanoke river and last
night the town was without water.
The pipe rests on the bed of the
stream and when it burst a great jet
of clear water gushed out and mingled
with the water of the Roanoke. The
water shot out with much greater
force than the current of the river so
none of the muddy fluid got into
A coffer-dam was at once began,
and by 8 o'clock last night it had
been completed and the work of
pumping out the water was com_
inenced. It was very slow work, how"
ever, as the dam leaked considerable
and should it not be completed by
tliis morning Roanoke will be treated
to a small water famine, and the
work in all the shops of the town will
come to a standstill.
This morning early all of the shops
were sent notices to use the water as
sparingly as possible and to watch
the boilers closely. In tiie meantime
the city was supplied with water
the force pump at the reservoir
this did not last lomr. A little 'after
night fall not a hydrant in the city
was in working order.
Mr. C. E. Clark, salesman for
Thomas and Burnes, leaves this morn?
ing for Middleport, Ohio, where ho
will spend a month in visiting friends
and relatives and rusticatiug gener?