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VOL. VI-NOe 209.
Side band suitings, closing price, 7?
Outing cloths in beautiful patterns,
at 8 and 10? a yard.
Flannelettes in new and stylish
?atterns at 12$c a yard.
Dress ginghams, 5, 8 and 10c a yard.
A few pieces of Scotch ginghams at
20c, worth 25c a yard
Still a ew ehallies at 4c and 6Jc a
Also a few more pieces of checked
ranhair at 25c a yard.
Mohairs in all shades at 25, 37i and
)0c a yard.
White goods in all the newest ma?
terials and at lowest prices.
A special bargain in pure Turkey
red table covers, 84, 75c and 8 10 87?c
Table linens, towels and napkins in
??ndless variety, and at prices that
Another case of white bed quilts at
Ladies' and Gents' underwear and
- hosiery in great assortment and at
Large stock of bleached and un?
bleached cottons and sheetingsin all
Childrens white lace hats and caps
' rom 15c up.
Fans, Fans, Fans, Fans, from 2c up.
flfflER l IHM
184 SALEM AVENUE, S. W.,
..^KQ?KG?ST - - - - VIRGINIA.
SCOTT n RIS,
REAL ESTATE Agt's
105 JEFFERSON STREET,
OFFER THE FOLLOWING
? . v ' . !
100 ft. on Albermarle Street.. 81,900
60 ft. on Franklin Road.2,200
A Choice Cor. on Mountain St-. 3,000
107 ft.on Roanoke St.(fineshade) 5,000
Fine Residence on Jefferson St. 9,500
A rare bargain in an entirely
r.eW residence in Hyde Park.
House contains Hot and Cold
Water, Stable, Coal and Wood
House. Will make terms to
We have the cheapest busi?
ness and residence properties
in the city.
E. H. STEWART, President.
H. GL OOLE, Sec. and Treas.
J. F.'BARBOUR, Gen'l Manager.
Office with Gray & Boswell, Jef?
Large Brick Buildings a
Homes built on easy payments. Pal
rouage solicited. Estimates cheer?
fully furnished on application.
J. P. BABBOUR,
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed proposals will be received by
the eo&ioeer of the Roanoke Lund and
Improvement Compauy uutil 2 o'clock
p. m., of August 20lh, for tbe grading,
steam rolling (steam roller provided by
company), gutters, macadamizing, lay?
ing of gas and water mains, timber
culverts, etc., on the extersions of
Jefferson and Walnut streets, in the
city of Roanoke, Va. Profiles aud
specifications may be seen at the of?
fice of the compauy, No. 11 Campbell |
street, s. w.
The company reserves the right to
reject any aud all bids
J. C. RAWN,
it Cost to hi Business
I will offer ray entire stock of
DRY GOODS. BOOK
AND SHOPS AT
PRIME COST TO DISCONTINUE
F. G. M A Y,
Ui FIRST AVENTK, S. Vt
AT COST. AT COST.
L. F; BURKS,
GAS o?- STEAM FITTER.
And dealer in all kinds of Plumber,
Gas and Steam Fitters' Supplies.
Prompt Attention to Orders, and
Satisfaction Gu rahfeed.
715 Main Street,
115 Commerce Street,
iel2-3mo ROANOKE, VA.
J. LIMY, SIBIRT1JJ0.
Real Estate Agents,
Moomavv Block, No. 9.
"We have a fine list of property from
which to select.
In location, price and terms-, we
hope to suit all. If you have
To sell or exchange, calk
Best of references given. juulG lm
EVANS I CHALMERS.
StiU keep the largest
In Southwest Virginia.
They^have just received a Varge spputy
Lap Robes, Horse Covers
Breech Loading Guns,
Miner's and Railroad Supplie
17 and 19 Second Street, south wesj
For the higher education of young
ladies, equipped at a cost of $1?0,000, j
employs 25 officers and teachers,' 7 of
whom are male professors, of both |
American and European training.
Languages, Literature, Science, Art,
Music, Elocution, etc., are taught
under best standards. For nearly a
half century it has commanded public
confidence without distinction of re?
ligions 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 209 from 181
states. Tbe 48th session will open
September 17tb. P. O. and Station,
Hollins, Va. CHAS. H. COCKE,
jy25-tf Business Manager.
EMI 4 BROS.
TIN AND SHEET-IRON WARE,
and dealers in all khds of
COOKING and HEATING STOVES,
Plumbing and Gas-Fitting, Roofing
Spouting and Jobbing.
19 Saiein Avenue, ROANOKE, VA
Architect and. Superintendent
Roanoke, Va. Room 6, Didier Build
ino?, A]l classes of public aftapriyat*
or 30 Days.
OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF
Consisting of Foreign and
Ginghams, Salines, Challies,
Bleached and Unbleached
Cottons and Sheetings, etc.
WILL HE OFFERED AT
FOR THE NEXT
Our Remnant Coun?
ter is now ready,
where you can
at any Price
A Walnut, Ash or Ebony
POLE GIVEN AWAY with
every pair of Lacf Curtains]
bought to the value r*f $?.oo|
per pair or upwards.
42 Salem avenue.
500 V LADIES
TO CALL AT
2 dates Laitry Soap
For 5 Cents,
154 SALEM AVENUE.
ikm Building U
Are now prepared to famish meals at
Table boarders can be accommodated
and will receive prompt and
STEAKS, CHOPS, AND ALL]
DISHES TO OKDER
SERVED IN FIRST
Cold Lunch Counter attached,
where cold lunches are served from
5 a. m. to 12 p. m.
Fish, Clams and Game in
season a specialty.
CLEANING and REPAIRING
Y/ou will save money by bringing
your dirty clothes to be cleaned or
dyed and repaired to me. Charges
moderate.- Work first class.
Corner Cumpbell. and Henry strcelc,
Roan ok*. V* tf
PiARR THE SIGN WRITER, C?E
U ne> TnTrd avettVe and First street
!, VIRGINIA, TU ES Di
A HARMONIOUS CONVENTION'
HELD LAST NIGHT.
FIFPBEN DELEGATES ELECTED.
Smnll Attendance at Hie PrlmnricH.
it in Good Me? Neiccicd m<>ik Op?
position to Edihands?The >'?w Exe?
cut Ivo Committee CIiohcii.
The city Democratic primary con?
vention was held at Rorer Hall last ?
night. Delegates to the sixth district j
Congressional convention, which
meets in this city August 28, and!
members of the new city Democratic !
executive committee were elected.
The attendance was small, there
: being less than 100 present. There
were several lodge meetings, and the
minstrel show doubtless entertained
many eood Democrats. One gentle?
man remarked before the meeting was
called to order that, if the crowd was j
small it was made up of "Simon pure" j
Democrats and that it took such to'
miss a minstrel show for a primary I
when political interest is at such a
One lonesome-looking figure was a
coal-black negro on a hack seat. He '
entered the hall some tim* lefore the
convention proceeded to business,
and when asked if he was going to
join the Democrats he said he
thought he would for one night, as
that was about as good a party as
any. It is needless to say he re?
mained a spectator.
At 8:80 o'clock the convention was
called to order by M. C. Thomas, I
chairman of the city executive com-j
mittee. Robert E. Scott was elected
chairman of the meeting, and the)
press representatives were elected
secretaries. The chair stated that!
the object of the convention was to!
elect delegates to the Congressional
convention, the First Ward being en?
titled to seven, the Second to five and*
the Third to three, making a total of
fifteen for the city, and to elect mem?
bers of the city executive committee,
each ward being entitled to three
Thos. W. Miller stated that thecu - 1
torn in the city has been for the citi- ]
/.ens of each ward to assemble together i
aud elect their own delegates and 1
members of the executive committee. '
On motion of Mr. Miller this plan was <
adopted, and the citizens present from
the different wards gathered together I
in different parts of the hall. i
THE bIRST WARD.
Evidently the First Ward is more '
interested in polities than any other i
part of t he city, for when Chairman \
Scott asked the ward meetings to
proceed to business, the largest part 1
of the crowd went to the corner desig
nated for the First Ward.
Judge Williams was made chair?
man of the meeting, and Captain
William H Brent was elected Beere- j
tary. On motion of E. R. Woodward
the election of delegates by bailor
proceeded. T!:e following were put
in nomination: Thomas W. Miller, ,
R. E. Scott, J. W. Woods, W. P. Huff, \
L. W. Terrell, R. J. EcklofT, G. R.
Luck, E. R. Woodward aud M. C. .
Thomas. The first ballot resulted in j
the election of the seven delegates for j
the First ward, the vote standing as ,
follows: Miller, 21; Scott, 15; Woods, 1
12: Huff, IS; Terrell, 23; Eckloff, 10;
Luck, 20: Woodward, 20; Thomas, 21,
and 0. D. Derr, 2. The following \
having received the^majority of the ,
votes cast were Seclared elected. .
Thomas W. Miller. J. W. Woods, L. !
W. Terrell, R. J. Eckloff, G. R. Luck, \
E. R. Woodward, and M. C. Thomas, j
The chair announced that nomina
tions were in order for members of \
the executive com mitte*?, and the
names of M. C. Thomas. T. W. Miller,
L. W. Teirell and O. D. Derr were
placed in coiuination. At this junc?
ture the only confusion of the even?
ing began. Mr. Thomas withdrew ,
his name, and a motion was made \
and seconded to elect the gentlemen
nominated by acclamation, but Chair- \
man Williams did not recognize the
motion and insisted that nominations
continue. Several other gentlemen ]
were nominated, but finally R. E. j
Scott rose to a point of order, and. j
appealing to the meeting, insisted ,
th"t the original motion be put. The i
chairman said he didn't know what ]
Speaker Reed would do under such \
circumstances, but put the motiou ]
which prevailed, and Messrs. Thomas
W. Miller. L. W. Terrell and O. D- ,
Derr were declared elected. !
THE SECOND WARD. ,
The few who were present from the
Second Ward were very quiet and
soon transacted their business. Major
A. L. Pitzer was made chairman, and
Roy 13. Smith, secretary. The follow?
ing were unanimously elected dele- j
gates to the district oonvention: M. ,
1). Forbes, Jas. T. Hinton, Roy B. '<
SmrtBf J. Allen Watts and Chas. E. ,
Herbert. Jas. A. McConnell, Frank ,
Coffman and R. A. Buckner were
elected members of the executive com?
THE THIRD WARD. I
Tiie Third Ward meeting was a lit?
tle larger than the second, but equally
quiet. The citizens assembled about
the centerof the hall and made J. D.
Carr chairman, and J. F. Peters, sec?
retary. .1. C. Graves, F P. Wright i
and J. D. Carr were the delegates
elected to the Congressional conven?
tion. The members of the new execu?
tive committee from this ward are
John F. Peters, John Sheehan and
M. P. Scott.
When the ward meetings had com?
pleted their work, Chairman Scott
called the convention to order. The
actions of ^the ward meetings were re?
ported and unanimously endorsed.
Mr. Thomas W. Miller suggested that
some preparation be made for the
Congressional convention which
mpetx hpre on the 28th, bnt no action
v .s s?fccu. M..jor Pitzer moved that
the course of Congressman Edmunds,
the present representative from this
district, be endorsed. The motion was
carried by a very small majority,
there being nearly as many noes as
ayes. The convention then adjourned
The renomination of Representa?
tive Edmunds may be regarded as a
certainty, for if he has anv opponent
Roanoke has not heard of it. Several
of the delegates told the Times re?
porter last night that they wi? sup?
port Mr. Edmunds, and he will
doubtless receive the votes of the en?
tire delegation, although they were
M. C. Thomas, the chairman of the >
old etecutive committee, told the1
Times man that the opera house has:
already been secured. iGt the Congr?s- j
slonal convention. !
T MORNING, ALGU!
A SEMES OF SERIOUS ACCJDEJfTS.
MovingTrain? Malm Two fur Eifo uimI
Kill a Third.
About 7.30 o'clock yesterday morn
inpr, Preston Hunter, a negro brake
inan on the Norfolk and Western
yards, while attempting to board
shifting engine No. 92 as it backed
past the dower plat west of the Union
depot, to transfer the north-bound
Pullman coaches to the Shenanduah
Valley road, missed his footing and
fell to the ground with his right foot
over the track, the engine passing
over it, severing it and lacerating the
leg in a horrible manner. He was
taken to the office of Drs. Koiner &
Gale, where Dr. Koiner, assisted by
Drs. Luck and Harrison amputated
the leg about six inches below the
knee. Hunter lias lived here tor years.
The unfeeling conduct of the crowd
that gathered around the unfortu?
nate man before he was removed to
the surueons' office was surprising.
No one offered to stop the flow of
blow by a bandage above tbe wound,
or to do anything whatever to relieve
his sufferings. This inhumanity was
only equalled by ttowrexhibited after?
wards. When tpenegro man with
whom Hunter had been boarding for?
bade his removal to his home: and
when the docWs had arranged for
him a place at Mrs. Boiling's, on Rail?
road avenue, the negro men who car?
ried him thither asked pay for so
At midnight last night Hunter was
resting very carafortably andsuffe ing
A water hoy in the employ of the
railway contractors, named Joseph
Olabelin, while attempting to cross
over some freight ears near Salem,
Sunday afternoon, was thrown ander
the wheels by the sudden backing of
the engine. Before be could extricate
himself his left leg had been run over
and cut off just above the kneee. Dr.
Wiley, of Salem, dressed his wounds,
after which he was .brought to this
city, and will probably be sent to his
home in Huntington, W. Va. lie was
about lo years old.
Frank Kale, a yard conductor on
the Norfolk and Western at Radford,
was run over by a freight train near
that town on Sunday afternoon.
When the man was found he was in
in unconscious condition, and could
,rive no account of how lie came to be
iiurt. But it is supposed that in at
;empting to board the train he fell
inderneath it. His legs were severer]
Vom Iiis body, and he was otherwise
njured. Mr. Kale was a married man.
ibout 33 years old, and had long been
in employe of the road.
J. W. DuttenhofTer, an engineer on
he Norfolk and Western railroad,
jetween Roanoke and Bluefield, met j
vith a painful accident Sunday morn
ug about 2 o'clock. He lives at the
warding house of Mr. J. E. Adams,
S'o. 103 Norfolk avenue, and was
leeping near an open window. Being
rery restless in his sleep lie rolled too
arand fell to the ground, a distance
>f twenty feet. He was picked up
>y the proprietor of the house and
aken back to his room. Dr. Harri
00 was sent. for. and after an exam
nation decided that his injuries
vere not necessarily fatal. Late at
light be was resting well, but his
tbysicians will not pronounce him
>ut of danger for several days.
Reuth ol' Ku<]ul]>h .Mirror.
Rudolph Sherer, tbe cheef of Hotel
loanoke, died at ? o'clock Sunday
oorning of a congestive chill.
Mr. Sherer bad not long been a
esideht of this city. He came here a
ew months ago from Philadelphia
iiid was very well thought of by his
impioyers. He had not been in good
tealth for some time, and thought
hat a residence in the South would
nprove him. It did fora lime, until
le hadjrhe chill that ended his life.
The deceased was a married man
Lodleaves a wife and three children,
dl of whom are now living in Jersey
3ity. At the time of his death he
ras but 27 years old. The funeral
00k place yesterdy afternoon from
5isfer's undertaking establ isbment, on
Jalem avenue, and the remains were
nterred in the City Cemetery. Mrs
Jiiercr did not arrive here in time to
ittend the funeral, although she had
ieen sent for.
The Virginia Krcnvlnjr Co.'s Roer.
At the doors of the saloons of Ro
moke have been placed handsome
lew siirns bearing the trade mark of
he Virginia Brewing Company,
rhey are on tin. painted red, with
he words "Virginia Brewing Com?
pany's Export Lager Beer, Roanoke,
k'a." in black and gold letters. Be
ow the word "Virginia," which ex
ends across the top of the sign, are
he words "Southern Progress." Un
ler these is the trade mark, an eagle
rearing a globo, upon which are the
etters "V. R. C." The product of
he new brewery was put on the mar
cet yesterday, and 2?0 kegs of beer
vere disposed of by 3 o'clock in tbe
ifternoon. It will rapid'y supplant
be other beers which have hitherto
nonopolized the Roanoke market.
BRIGHTON DK ACH.
First race?Lemon Blossom first,
\Inia filly second, Shotover third.
Jecond race?Middlestone first, Garri
;on second, Tappabaunock third,
rhird race?Eleve first, Dundee sec
md. Bonanza third. Fourth race?
"Tiennounfirst, Vivid second, Sorrento
;hird. Fifth race.?Barthena first,
tfelwood second, Shena Van third.
Sixth race?St. Luke first, Linguist
iecond, Rover third.
First race, five furlongs?National
irst, Matagood second, Strategy colt
diird. Second race, mile and an
jighth?Golden Reel first, Eminence
second, Floodlite third. Third race,
3ve furlongs?Forerunner first, Va
ailla second, Lady Unde third. Fourth
race, one mile?Profligate first, Eu?
genia second, Glenfallon third. Fifth
race, fix furlongs?Carnot first, Gun
wad second, Redfellow third. Sixth
race, one mile?FraDk Ward first,
Hamlet second, Ofale B. third.
To Look Arter His Contracts.
Mr. Grave Sims, of the firm of Skin
ker & Sims, left yesterday for Max
Meadows and Bristol, at which places
this firm has some large contract.
At the former they are grading a rail?
road and streets, and at the latterare
putting up the masonry for a 100-ton
furnace, which is beingerccted for the
Bristol Iron Company.
Seventh Annual Convention.
The seventh annual convention of
the Woman's Home and Foreign Mis?
sionary ^Society of the Lutheran
synod, of Southwestern Virginia, will
meet in tbe Second Lutheran church,
corner Seventh and Luther streets, s.
e., tonight at 8:15.
The Virginia Brewing Company
have purchased from the Southwest?
ern Lunatic Asylum, at Marion, Va.,
a span of Norman Percheron horses.
They are models of strength and
beauty, and are now doing duty Iii
3T 19, is 90.
HOME AT LAST
ROANOKE'S CONQUERED HE?
ROES HAVE RETURNED.
VANQUISHED ON THE BALL FIELD.
But Invluclblo la Defeat ? litnnser
v.d Welch's Intercxtlue Story or ibe
Hull To run's Trip?They Lett, tbc H as?
cot n^iiliifl. i%mt\ Got Left Themselves
The afternoon train over the Nor?
folk and Western from the Sooth
brought back to Roanoke the base?
ball club last Sunday.
There was no brass band or delega?
tion of citizens to meet them at the
station. Only a few admirers wore
there and as goon as the returned pil?
grims of the ball and bat had shaken
hands they scattered themselves over
the city to their various homes.
It was not as a victorious club that
the Roanoke sluggers returned. Their
trip had not been strung out with a
long series of victories, and the boys
didn't linger about the station to tell
of their trip through the Southwest
and down in Tennessee. They were
i tired. They had fought tne good
fight, but they hadn't won it, and as
j everyone was ready with a joke at
their expense, they were more than
anxious to get home. None of them
liked to face the music,but it has been
found that the story about Manager
Ed. Welsh jumping from the train at
Commerce street and making his way
to his home in Newtown by a back
street has no foundation.
At any rate this is what Mr. Welch
told a reporter of Tub TiUBS who
vent do.vn to the Machine Works to
ask him about it. And in denying
the story the manager told the ro
porter a number of amu-ing incidents
of the trip.
"To what do 1 ascribe our defeat at
Knoxville?" repeated the manager.
"Well, I'll tell you. In the first place
we made a mistake in leaving our
mascot behind us in Roanoke. You
remember the old white dog that is
present at every game here, don't
you? He's the mascot and we never
lost a gamo as long as he was with us.
The boys are as superstition* regard
in.'that dog as a sailor is about leav?
ing port on Friday. Rut all the same
we got along all right in Bristol. The
boys down there are pretty good
players, but not as good as the Roan
okes. As you know, we beat'em both '
"On the last day we were there, 1
however, the street car that carried 1
the boys to the grounds, and to which
was hitched a pair of mules, came to
grief. The mules ran away aud the .
boys were scattered along the street |
for a couple of squares. Rosenthal
and Ford were on the re.-r platform
trying to put on the brake when 1
Charley Patterson fell out and an- '
other of the hoys fell on hiin. Then
they began to jump. Rosy aud Ford
went together and rolled in the dust. 1
Hrotlie declared that he was kicked
by one of the mules through the win- 1
dow, and Wigmore jumped and fell. 1
"One of the fellows, Polan, I think, '
jumped, too, and came down on Witt's 1
leg with his spiked shoe, and this 1
made him yell that his leg had been 1
run over. 1 was on the front platform 1
and couldn't get off, or doubtless I
would have been mixed up too. The '
mules ran on for four squares, when
they were stopped,and the boysgath- '
ered themselves together, and climbod
iuto the car again. We won the game |
all the same, however, but when the
boys got to Knoxville ttnd were beaten
three straight games they declared 1
that the runaway car had something 1
to do with it. 1
"At Knoxville we got a Roanoke
paper, and then the boys found that
the brewery had opened and there 1
was free beer for everybody. This
seemed to dishearten them more than 1
anything else, and they talked about
it for a loug time. The idea of * hun?
dred kegs, and nine of them there!
It was tough.
"But, joking aside, the Reds were
too much for us. It's a better club,
and we were out played from the
start. Then, too, the grounds were
not familiar to us, and that was
another advantage. Now, remember
Pm not trying to make any excuse
for being beaten at -Knoxville; Pm
simply giving a statement of what
conspired to beat tis. The audience
bad a hand in it too. They were
large and enthusiastic, and when one
of the Reds made a good play they ,
were rewarded by cheers from the
grand stand and bleaching boards.
This rather gave the boys the razzle
da'zz%. For instance, a hot one went
through Wigmore's legs, and as soon
as it was hit a cheer went up that
almost deafened us. I've seen Wig
stop many a hotter one, but he didn't
stop that. You can say what you
please, but the sympathy of the audi?
ence has a good deal to do with the
"Taking everything into considera?
tion, I think we can beat the Reds
when they visit us. But it will be a
pretty game no matter which club is
victorious. When they get oa our
old grounds we are going to give them
a tussle from way back,
"I don't think there is as much en?
thusiasm ip Knoxville this season as
there was last. The grounds are
new and much further out of town
But the streetcars run to the gates
and the managers sell tickets to them
at twenty cents and they sell them
for a quarter. You can't get back
though on the ticket, and if you go
broke it is a long walk into town.
"I don't know when the Knoxvilles
will be here. We are looking for a
date now, and there will be not a
doubt but that the series will be the
bast we have yet seen. . The next
game here will probably be with the
Monume"tals, of Baltimore.^. That
too will be a pretty game."
Got, McKinney Passes Throncb.
Governor Philip W. McKinney and
family passed through Roanoke yes?
terday morning en route from the
Blue Ridge Springs to the YeUow
Sulphur Springs. Governor and Mrs*
McKinney were ?r the best of health,
but their little daughter was somer
what indisposed. To a Times re?
porter Mrs. McKinney expre>sed her?
self highly delighted with her visits
to Roanoke, and hopes to repeat them
before she and family return from
.their trip to the mountains . of the
Michael Glennan, editor of the Nor-,
folk "Virginian and president of the
Irish Catholic Benevolent Union of
the United States' and Canada, has
goae t? attend the annual convention
in St. Louis tomorrow.
Colonel Richard F. Bierne, of the
Richmond State, who has heeniilin
? Philadelphia for some time past, is
' gain to be in it critical condlf t?n.
A SVODEJT DEATH
Foreman Dorr Drop* Dead Last Night
of Heart Disease.
Charles H. Derr.foreruan of the re?
pair department of the American
Bridge Company, dropped dead of
heart disease last night a few ninutes
after 9 o'clock.
Mr. Derr was a comparative stranger
in the city, and had only been living
here Bix weeks. He came from Wil?
mington, Del., with his wife and 11
y?ar-old daughter.and engaged board <
with Patrick J. Greely at 322 Fifth
avenue n. e. He was a sober, hard.
working man, and during his brief
stay here made a great many friends.
Soon after the arrival of the family
in the city Mrs. Derr was taken sick
and since that time has been conlined
to her bed. Mr. Derr was her con-1
stant nurse by night. During the'
day he was kept at the shops. Latt
evening he returned home at 9 o'clock j
and complained of feeling a little
unwell, but soon rallied and for a few
moments romoed with his little
daughter. He helped her carry a
lounge from one room to another and
then walked towards an arm chair to
But he never reached it and on the
way fell to the flocr. His sick wife
shrieked for help, and Mr. Greeley,
who had beard the man fall, rushed
into the room and found him lying
prone upon the floor. He did his best
to recusitate him. but was unfucceta
ful, and sent for Dr Hodgson. Before
the physician arrived, however, the
stricken man was dead.
Coroner Gray was sent for, but after
examining a number of people, be de?
cided that an inquest was unnecess?
ary. Death was almost instantane?
ous and was caused by heart disease.
The wife of the man became uncon?
scious when she learned that her bus
band was dead.
The deceased was a native of Havre
de Grace, Md., but had lived in Wil?
mington for a number of years. He
was married in that city but had
worked in both Trenton and Phila?
delphia. He was a member of the
Red Men, and the lodge in this city
will have charge of the funeral.
STATE DEMOCRATIC PROSPECTS.
Unjor Sntherlin Thinks the Ontloek
Richmond, Va., Aug. 18.?The Dis?
patch prints an interview with Major
W\ T. Sutherlin, of Danville, tempo?
rary chairman of the Democratic com?
mittee of Virginia.
"The prospects for the Democratic
3arty," said the major, "are very flat?
ting. The one apprehension 1 have
s that some of our voters, feeling sure
>f success, may become indifferent.
But I would urge them to be diligent
md watchful and prepared to meet
>nr enemies at every turn.
" It is most important that the
Democrats should poll a large ma
ority in the State this fall, and if
inything is lacking to secure activity
n our party I think the Republicans
vill furnish the incentive. The out
ageous conduct of the Republican
uembers in Congress ought to tire
he heart of every loyal Virginian."
"What do you think of the Alliance
novement in Virginia?"
"While not a member of the Alli
mce, I am in full sympathy with
heir interests. So far as I know or
)elieve,I think the Alliance expects to
iccomplish what they want through
;he Democratic party, and not out
iide of it. Any attempt to convert
he alliance into a district party in
Virginia would, in my opinion, gnd
"Are the Democrats throughout the
stat*1 alive and well organized?"
"I have seen several chairmen of
:he district committees and have
leard from others, and my impression
s thar they propose to have their
listricts well organized for the fall
dection, and tbey 6eem to be hopeful
)f a great triumph. The Republican
party has certainly lost ground heav
ly, because of the failure on the part
)f Congress to repeal the internal
?evenne, and because of the odious
md oppessive manner in which the
aw has been enforced."
Its Freight still Tied Fy.
Buffalo, N.T., Aug. 18.?The New
fork Central and its connections are
-umring their passenger trains
through this morning on fair approx
mation to schedule time, which is
lue largely to the moderation of the
men who are out on strike, but while
passenger traffic remains practically
uninterrupted, the freight situation
it this point has grown very inuch
Affairs were very quiet at the East
Buffalo yards this morning. No
strikers were seen. The company is
brying to move freight with green
bands. The big yards are full of
freight cars, some of- which arrived on
The executive committee of the Su?
preme Council of the Federation of
Railway Employes went into session
it 1 o'clook this afternoon. General
Waster Workman Powderly was with
them. After two? hours' conference it
was decided to go to New fork on the
On the Terse ot Starvation,
Montreal, Aug. 18.?Le Canadien
appeals to the patriotism of the lead?
ers of the Quebec and Ottawa govern?
ments to provide work for the popu?
lation in the counties below Quebec,
whose crops are total failures. Le
Canadien ascertains that 1,000 fami?
lies are preparing to leave the country
for the States, and unless orders are
given that the projected Manitoba
railway be pushed ahead to provide
these families with daily bread, emi
gration will take place, which will be
ruinous to the Dominion.
Senator Edmunds' Resolution.
Washington, Aug. 18.? Senator
Edmunds today offered an amend?
ment to the tariff bill, which was re?
ferred to the Senate finance commit?
tee, proposing reciprocity with sugar
growing countries. He also gave
notice of another amendment, which
he intended to propose to the bill,
looking to retaliation against foreign
countries for discriminating against
the products of the United States.
England WHJfng to Arbitrate.
, London, Aug. 18.?Parliament'was
prorogued today. The Queen's speech
was read by the Lord Chancellor, In
regard to Behring sea complications
[ her Majesty informs parliament that
' she offered to submit them to arbitra
tICE FIVfi CENTS
ROANOKE BAPTIST CHURCH
MAKING FAST PROGRESS.
? $18.0110 EDIFICE BY THE OLD.
Al'ca Picture of the Xew KimciMt-e
To bo Finlsbvd by January-Growth
of Rev. Mr. riinpo'd Kemnrkablo
Roanoke will soon be a city of ele?
gant churches. The Baptists have -Jj
commenced the erection, on Roaao*-'"*
street, on a lot adjoining the bariu-r^"
ing used at present, of a handsome
church that will cost $18,000. Th
work is being done by the Roanoke
Building Company, under the direc?
tion of General Manager John F.
Barbour, and is to be pushed for?
ward as rapidly as possible. The
walls are about ready for the main
floor, and the building is to be com?
pleted by the first of January.
When approached by a Times re?
porter yesterday, Mr. John Crawford
kindly showed and explained the
plans of the new church. The' Roa?
noke Baptist Church, as it is to be
called, will be an ornament to the
city. It will front sixty-five feet on
Roanoke street and extead back
ninety feet. On the north corner it
will have an open tower seventy-two -
feet in height, and the building will
be forty-eight feet high in the center
of the roof. The structure is of brick,
with prested brick front, and slate
roof.- There will be two entrances, -
both from Roanoke street. The door
and window sills are of cut stone and
the tower will be trirrjned with frhfi -
Thcfintwrior will be very attractive.
There are five aisles, one extending
from each entrance along each side
wall until 'within sixteen feet of the
front, there turning toward the altar
and cutting off a section of pews in
each corner; one extending across
from one entrance to the other, leav?
ing a small section of pews between
the vestibules; and two extending
from this aisle to the altar.
The auditorium, which will seat 750,
will be arranged after the modern
plan, with elevated pews in arcs.
The gallery, thirty-eight feet in
length, extends in a graceful curve
across the rear, and will be a beauti
fnl piece of work. It irentered by a
winding stairway in the tower.
The open ceiling roof will be sup?
ported by five arches.
Behind the pulpit is the choir gal?
lery, with space for the organ and
twenty-five people. It will have the
sam? elevation as the gallery proper.
The baptistry is to be in the rear of,
the pulpit, with dressing rooms in the
In one corner of the building will ht
the pastor's study, and in the other '
class room. As scon as the new churj
is completed, tbe present church IejL
be used for a Sunday school rq&:
and has a seating capacity ftuv
'purpose of about 300^ "
The Baptist Chnf-ni jtTc?n- >ke was,, y
constiduted May lt>, 187-3. Re vereng
James L. Munday, E. C. Dargan, \
\V. Wildnian and L. J. HuiT havV
been pastors at different times. DrNi^
D. W. Gwlnasupplied the pulpit ap?
portion of 1685- 86. The present
pastor, Rev. O. F. Flippo, has been g
pastor since October 1, 1886. The ^
growth of the church and Sunday
school of lite years has been very
marked. "When the present pastor
took charge of the church the mem?
bership numbered 100. The report
from the church rfai u? tin* late
meeting of the Valley Association in
Salem, reported a membership of
nearlv 400. The accessions during
the past year were 109, of which 33
were by conversion and baptism and
76 by letter from other Baptist
The Sunday school, under the
superintendence of Mayor Evans, is '
in a flourishing condition, and 'num?
bers neaily 400 pupils, The church
has several times increased the pas?
tor's salary during the past three
years, and the reporter was apprised
that the finance committee contem?
plated another "raise" at no distant* ~
day. The present building occupied
by the church is generally packed,
and many others would worship with
the Baptists if they could be accom?
Base BAH Game? of Yesterday.
National League: At Boston?
[Boston. 13; New York, 5. At Brook?
lyn-Philadelphia, 3: Brooklyn, 8.
At Cincinnati?Cincinnati, 4; Cleve?
land, 3. At Chicago?Chicago, 9;
Players' League: At Philadelphia
?Philadelphia, 8; Brooklyn, 11; At
New York?Wet grounds. At Buffalo
?Buffalo, 2; Chicago, 5. At PittR?Sy?
burg?Pittsburg, 5; Cleveland, 3.
American Association: At Toledo?
Toledo, 5; Brooklyn, 1.
Atlantic League: At Newark ?
Newark, 9; Harrisburg, 1. At New
Haven?New Haven, 9: Lebanon, 7.
At Baltimore?Baltimore, 0; Wilming?
ton, 5. _
Khot Hli Wife and Snicldcd.
Sr. Louis, An'g. 18.?Shortly before
I six o'clock this morning Edv/ard
Hake, aged 29 years, son of a promi?
nent business man, shot his wife in
the* left breast as she lay asleep in bed
at their boarding house. He then
sent a bullet into his own breast
Mrs. Hake died at one o'clock this at -
I ternoon. Hake is not expected to live .
I many hours.
Uli.-J by a DUcimrced Hand.
Athens, Ga.;Au.?r. 18.?Henry Hun?
ter, of this city, ^assassinated Sat?
urday night at Carter's edition the ".'
Georgia, Carolina and Northern^;!*,
road by Ed. Morrison, a negro hibor-^|
er at the camp. Hunter had ordered?'
the negro to do something aud ree-ev&,
edan insolent reply, for which tl/?
[ negro was discharged.
a Tennessee X<yncblw^
Hcmbolo't, Tenn., Aug. 18.
midnight on Saturday a mob
negro named Thomas Woodwai
jail here and hanged him W^
was one of three negroes who' as
j ed and robbed J. A. Grecr Ies^
j day night.
j Wo HOUSE in the coa?
i higher reputation for imp*.
' organs and rea??n?l?e" p*^?
i j Hobble Music Co., Ly-J A
j It is, therefore, to
i obtain from themj^H|
': fore buyTn^.''"aT|^v
; itoarer when