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VOL. VI?NO. 211.
Side band suitiugs, closing price, 7c
Outing cloths in beautiful patterns,
it 8 aud 10c a yard.
Flannelettes in new and stylish
> itterns at 12ic a yard.
Dress ginghams, 5, S and 10c a yard.
A few pieces of Scotch ginghams at
i?Hi, worth 25c a yard
Still a ew challies at 4c and Cic a
Also a few more pieces of checked
:n >hair at 25c a yard.
Mohairs in a'.l shades at 25, 37i aud
5 '?? a yard.
White goods in all the newest ma
-.?rials and at lowest prices.
A special bargain in pure Turkey
i table covers, S-4, 75c and 3 10 SHc
Table linens, towels and napkins in
: iless variety, and at prices that
Another case of white bed quilts at
Indies' and Gents' underwear and
?siery in great assortment and at
? rtoui prices.
Large stock of bleached and un
?' iched cottons and sheetings in all
-liildrens white lace hats and caps
. un 15c up.
Pans, Fans, Faus, Fans, from 2c up.
H?SSLER 4 MACBAE
104 SALEM AVENUE, S. W.,
ROANOKE, - - - - VIRGINIA.
scon i RIVES.
REAL ESTATE Agtfsj
103 JEFFERSON STREET,
OFFER THE FOLLOWING
loo ft. on Albermarlc Street.. $1,900
60 rt. on Franklin Road. . . , . 2,200
A Choice Cor. on Mountain St.. 3,G00
103ft.onRoanoke 8t.(fineshade) 5,000
Fine Residence on Jefferson St. 9,500
A rare bargain in an entirely
new 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.
SCOTT & BIS.
BUILDING ? COMPANY
E. H. STEWART, President.
H. G. OOLE, Sec. and Treas.
J. F. BARBOUR, GenU Manager.
CONTRACTORS & BUILDERS.
Office with gray & Boswbll, Jef?
Large Brick Buildings a
Homes built on easy payments. Pat
ronage solicited. Estimates cheer?
fully furnished on application.
J. F. BARBOUR,
Ente Iii and
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed proposals will bo received by
the engineer of the lloauokc Land and
Improvement Company until 2 o'clock
p. m., of August 20th, for the grading,
steam roIUug (steam roller provided by
company), gutters, macadamizing, lay?
ing of gas and water mains, timber
culverts, etc., on the extensions ol
Jefferson and Walnut streets, in the
city of Roanoke, ^a. Profiles and
specifications may be seen at the of?
fice'of the company, No. 11 Campbell
street, s. w.
The company reserves the right to
reject any aud all bids.
J. C. RAWN,
At Cost t9 hi Mm.
I will oiler my entire stock of
DRY GOODS, BOOTS
AND SHOES AT
PRIME COST TO DISCONTINUE
F. G. MAY,
142 FIKST AVENUE, S. W.
AT COST. AT COST.
L. F. BURKS,
GAS aud ST KAM FITTER.
And dealer in all kinds of Plumber,
Gas and Steam Fitters' Supplies.
Prompt Attention to Orders, and
Satisfaction Gu tiranteed.
715 Main Street.
115 Commerce Street,
ieI-2-uuio ROjANOKE, VA.
H. ffl. LINNET, SIBERT & CO.
Real Estate Agents,
Moomaw Block, No. g.
We have a line list of property from
which to select.
In location, price and terms, we
hope to suit all. If you have
To sell or exchange, call.
Best of references given. junlG lm
EM I CHALK
Still keep the largest
In Southwest Virginia.
They Hiave just received a largesppuly
Lap Robes. Horse Covers
Breech Loading Guns,
Miner's and Railroad Supplie
17 and 19 Secoud Street, southwes
For the higher education of young
ladies, equipped at a cost of *0,1)00,
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?
ligious beliefs. 1,200 feet above sea
level, and surrounded by picturesqu?
mountain scenery, it enjoys the fur?
ther advantages of mineral waters
and a bracing mountain climate. At?
tendance last session 209 from 18
states. The 48th session will open
September 17th. P. O. and Station,
Hollins, Va. CHAS. H. COCKE,
jy25-tf Business Manager.
EMM 5 BROS..
man ufa ct ubers op
TIN AND SHEET-IRON WARE,
and dealers in all Mads of
COOKING and HEATING STOVES,
Plumbing and Gas-Fitting, Roofing
Spouting and Jobbing,
19 Saleu. Avenue, ROANOKE, VA
Architect and Superintendent
Roanoke, Va. Room 8, Didier ?uild
'ing. AU classes of pnbitc oaft private
buildings. Artistie interior worjir.and
decoration a specialty. jy4"tf
For 30 Da vs.
OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF
; Consisting of Foreign and
Ginghams, Satines, Chall/es,
Bleached and Unbleached
[ Cottons and Sheetings, etc.
WILL BE OFFERED AT
Our Remnant Coun
j ter is now ready,
where you can
at any Price
A Walnut, Ash or Ebony
POLE GIVEN AWAY with
every pair of Lace Curtains
bought to the value ?f ??.oo
per pair or upwards.
42 Salem avenue.
500 V LADIES
TO CALL AT
2 Gates Launflry Soap
For 5 Gents.
C. F. ELOUNT,
THE CASH GROCER
154 SALEM AVENUE.
Are now prepared to famish meals at
Table boarders can be accommodated
and will receive prompt and
STEAKS, CHOPS, AND ALL
DISHES TO ORDER
SERVED IN FIRST
Cold Lunch Counter attached,
where cold lunches are served from
5 a. m. to 12 p. in.
Fish, Clams and Game in
season a specialty.
CLEANING and REPAIRING
Toil will save money by bringing
your dirty clothes to be cleaned or
dyed aud repaired to me. Chirges
moderate. Work first class.
Corner Campbell and Henry street?,
Ronnnk?*. Va. tf
pARStTHE SIGN WRITER, COR
U ner Third ilvenoeand First street
N. . nfaWtf
, VIRGINIA, TH?RSI
FOR A HOSPITAL.
ROANOKE'S AND HUMANITY'S
CRYING NEED. .
IMPORTANT PUBLIC IHSTIf?nON.
Interviews with Prominent citizens.
Whnl 3Ir. Tlptou T. riNliIiurno H?n
AccompIJiilteri? $13,000 rictljfcrt
Yl'lmi taJNeeded lor It* Erection.
Thai (his city is in need of a hospi
Tal no one lias ever taken the trouble
The great majority of the people
making up the population of Roa
n dee uro strangers here, and so far as
the city is c< ncerned, are practically
homeless, [f they meet with an ac?
cident or become sick* they have no
place to go except to the cheerless
boarding house,,or hotel, aftd if they
have ho friends they are at the ten?
der mercies of strangers for all the
cure they get.
Some two months ago Mr. Tipton
T. Fishburno, president of the Na?
tional Exchange Bank, proposed that
a subscription paper be circulated
for the purpose of raising funds for
the establishment of a hospital, lie
worked hard and succeeded in get
tiug $13,000 subscribed by public spir?
ited citizens, l>ut his business de?
manded hi.-, attention and for the past
month but little has been accom?
plished in the direction of raising the
?25,000 required to erect the build?
ings and furnish them.
Mr. Fishburno and the friends of
tho proposed institution have not dis
paired, however, and intend going to
work with greater vigor than ever.
They are determined to have a hos?
pital in Roanoke. even if it is on a less
ambitious plan than was at ?rst in?
tended. They say that $23,000 is lit?
tle enougb,but if they do not succeed
in raising this amount, they propose
to proceed in the work with what
they already have.
"j have a good many reasons for
thinking,11 said Mr. Fishburno to a
TIMES reporter yesterday, "that the
amount wanted will be subscribed.
That we need an institution of this
kind goes without saying, and 1 in?
tend i" do my very best to bring the
scheme to a successful termination:
During the last few days a number Of
prominent men have come to me vol?
untarily and said that they would
give something, men who when first
approached on the subject declined.
The numerous ae -ideiits in the city
and the absence of any charitable in
stitutions doubtless bus had some?
thing to do with bringing them to
There are a number of people whom
I believe will willingly subscribe, but
who have not yet been seen because
Of their absence from the city. They
will be asked as soon as they can !>??
seen and I have no doubt will be
liberal in .their donations. In a day
or two I intend to go to Philadelphia,
where 1 expect to get any number ol
shbscribers to the fund. President!
Kimball, of I he-Norfolk and Western,
has already become a friend of the
institution and promises when it is
starte..! io build a fence around the
property similar to thai around Hotel
llbanoke. This will, of course, add a
great deal to the attractiveness of the
place- .Major Sands is an enthusiastic
supporter of the .scheme and is doing
a great deal to carry it to a successful
"Whether or not we succeed in get?
ting the requisite amount we intend
to.build the hospital, if we can but
iret ?5,000 more subscribed. This, in
addition to the $13,000 already sub?
scribed, will do a great deal toward
putting up the building, and. at any
rate, will form a nucleus around
which in time will grow a_ great and
noble institution. But [ do not think,
as I said before, that we will have a
great deal of trouble in getting the
money subscribed, and it will not be
loii";. it is to be sincerely hoped, be?
fore the institution will be in opera?
tion. We intend soon to buy a lot in
a convenient locality, and expect to
commence work on the buildings
some time during the autumn:"
Drs. Koiner and Gale are t he rail?
road physicians, and have to do with
nearly all of the accidents of itoan
oke. Dr. Gordon Simmons is con?
nected with the office, and does a
great deal of the surgical work. Yes?
terday afternoon a Times man asked
him about the establishment of a
hospital in the city. "Need it?'' said
Gie doctor. "Well, I should say that
we do need a hospital. Roanoke,
tailing into consideration its size, has
as many accidents as any other, city
in the South. This, of course, is be?
cause of the large number of iron
working manufactories here, and the
use of heavy machinery. We should
by all means have a hospital here.
Only today a case occurred to illus?
trate the great need of the city? A
man. a stranger in the city, walked
into Lyle's drug store just in front of
our office. He was well dressed and
prosperous appearing, and jnst as he
started to ask for what he wanted, he
staggered and fell unconscious to the
iloor. We picked him up and carried
him to the office, where I did all that
I could, but the best conch we could
oiler was a chair, and there he had to
lay for hours before consciousness re?
"Now if we had a hospital I would
have stepped to the telephone, called
the ambulance and in ten minutes the
man could have been undressed and
in bed attended by trained nurses.
This is only one of the hundreds of
cases that come to our notice, and we
see more than ihe majority of people
the need of such an institution as is
proposed. Roanoke should have it
by all means."'
Councilman Jas. A. McConnell, gen?
eral foreman of the Machine Works,
has had more experience with acci?
dents than most of men. "I certainly
tviVtilfi like toteu the hospital estab?
lished," said Mr. McConnell, "and I
think that it is one of the great needs
of the city. What we want is to have
the buildings erected. The support
of the institution will be taken care
of. Now Altoona, my old home, is
like Roanoke in every respect. It is
an iron town aud it has a hospital of
which it may well be proud. The
ladies take the greatest iuterest in it
and keep it supplied with a great
many delicacies. They also look after
the patients in other ways. Old linen,
usually thrown away, is sent to the
hospital. It makes the best possible
bandages and everyone does all they
can to make the patients comfortable.
The physicians of the town charge
nothing for their services and' take
turns in visiting. Five will go one
week and five another and then every
week all of them will meet at the hos
)AY MORNING, iUGt
pital and consult over the more diffi?
cult eases. I siucerely hope that the
amount wanted will he raised. A hos?
pital is something that Roanoke
needs as much as it needs anything.1'
TUE HOAVOKE TIMES
Puts lip it STew Ooifi-I.ettcretl Sljin
Forty Fe?! In EeiiKtu.
Half a dozen men with ropes and
pulleys were busy yesterday afternoon
putting the now sign of Tint Roa?
noke Times in place on the building
which is to be the future home of the
company, corner Third avenue and
First street s. w.
The sign is the largest and finest iu
It is forty feet long and bears the
inscription, The Roanoke Times, in
plain gold loiters on a black back
? ground. The sign fronts on First Btreet
and occupies nearly the en ire length
! of tht? buildiug between the second
j and third story windows. The work
j was done by \V. A. Carr of this city.
[ and is a model of excellence in every
Workmen were also engaged yester
! day in cleaning away the sidewalk in
front of the building preparatory to
[-laying a stone pavement. It is ex?
pected that the business office of the
company, now at 110 Jefferson street,
will be moved into its handsome new
apartments ou the first floor of the
building on Friday or Saturday.
WOMEN'S HtSMlOXAKY SOCIETY.
j Interesting Sewtlon Tc*terday-j-R?
eoptioil ul .13 rs. I?. I,, Terry*?.
The seventh annual convention of
! the Woman's Ho a ? Foreign Mis?
sion Society, of the Lutheran Church
of Southwest Virginia Synod, held its
first business session in the Second
Lntlit'rat:Church >e?ierdav morning.
President, Mrs. Dr. L. A. Fox, of
Salem, being absent, the viee-prcsi
j dent, Mrs. Bringman, presided. The
rime was occupied with reports of the
delegates from auxiiliary societies,
the treasurer's report, and numerous
points of minor interest, also a most
interesting address from Mr. J. I.
Goodman, missionary-elect to Japan.
Mrs; Dr. Fox arrived yesterday
morning and presided over the after?
noon meeting, which was very inter?
esting. Several topics were discussed,
but must of the session was taken up
by a discussion of how to raise inci?
dental expenses by the auxiliary
A new executive committee was
elected as follows: Mrs. Dr. Fox. of
Salem, president: first vice president,
Mrs. Rev. J. J. Scberrer, of Marion:
second vice' president, Mrs. Brings
mam,of lt>>;inoke;third vice president,
Miss Jffapy McCiaunahan. of Salem:
recording secretary. Miss Dora Phle
gar, of Jacksonville: corresponding
secretary, Miss Fannie Yonce, of
Wytheville: treasurer, Mrs. F. L.
Terry, of Roanoke.
?JAn elegant reception was tendered
tiie delegates and visitors, those who
are entertaining them, and the choir
of the Second Lutheran Church, by
Mrs. P. J.. Terry, at her residence on
South Jefferson street last .night.
The spacious aud handsome parlors
of her elegant home were brilliantly
lighted and beautifully decorated for
the occasion, and presented an at?
tractive scene. An elegant collation
was served, and Mrs. Terry, the
charming hostess, made everyone feel
at home. The following were present:
Ucv.andMrs. Unshod!, Mr. and Mrs. .1. It.
Terry. C. t). Keffer; Miss May Schcror, Mrs.
Wm. McCuulcr. Miss EHn Gm&arger, Miss Fan?
nie Yonce. M.-s. J. (;. Hrinirtimti. Mis*Sarah
r.ukcns. Mrs. Dr. L. A. Fox, Miss Ella Browm, j
Miss Kate Coppenuaver, Mrs. Dr. Sherri U.Miss
f.lz/ie Culey. Mts.lt. f.. Sutherland; Rev.W".
II Hulilx.Tr. r. it. Wert/, C. Markier; Mis. r.
Marklcy, Mrs. e. D. Keffer, Mr. G. X. Crabtree,
Miss Laura Cannaday, MissLnla Hibold. Miss
Marj"'Diddle. Miss Floronce Hnbbcrt, Mr. G.
w. McCianahan, Miss Josie Itembanrer, Mr.
W. F. Maker, Mr. E. IT. Kuhn. Rev.J.A.Huf
ford. Miss Manne EfUntrcr, .Mi? Dora Pblcgcr,
Mrs. I-'. T. Uakcr, Bev. w. P. Huddle, Mrs. J.
G. Brown, lion. I!. S. Trout, Mrs. Dr. K?ster.
Mr. J. t.G.Iman.ltev.Geo.T.Gray,Miss Sal
lie Wassani, Mrs. w. E. 11ubborc
Today will be the last day of the
convention, and moaning, afternoon .
and evening sessions will be held. ,
Services will be held at the Second
Lutheran Church this evening. Sev?
eral more delegates arrived yesterday.
oil"lor Soutli America.
II. A. Rives, of the well known real
estate firm of Scott Si Rives, leaves
this morning for a trip to South
America in'tbe interest of the Inter?
national Cigarette Co.
He will sail from Newport News on
Saturday by the Alliance, of the New
York and Brazilian steamship line.
He will go first to Rio Janeiro aud
from there proceed to Buenos Ayres,
rheuce probably to Montevideo, re?
turning home by San Francisco. The
ocean voyage will take about twenty
four days aud Mr. Rives expects to be
absent from four to six months.
The company which he represents
has a capital of $22?,00f, the greater
part of which is held in Roanoke.
Mr. Rives will travel alone ou the
ocean trip, but when be gets to Rio
he will employ an interpreter.
While away he will also do a little
advertising for Roanoke.
X Clover Swindler,
The Earl House, on Salem avenue,
was victimized the other day by a
young rogue giving the name of Eui
mett Grover, who engaged board
there last week. He claimed to be a
plasterer! Monday night lie left with?
out settling his bill or announcing
his intentions. There is a strong pre?
sumption that he intends to camp
out, for he took the bed clothes of
his room along with him. The police
are looking for him, but he is sup?
posed to have left the city.
Ifc Disobeyed Orders.
J. H. Dattenhoffer, who fell from
the window of 103 Railroad avenue
Sunday morning, was up and around
Tuesday contrary to the orders of his
physicians. As a consequence he is
now threatened with inflammation of
the brain, and is confined to his room.
His condition is regarded as danger?
Itonnoke Will bo Represented.
The twenty-first annual session of
the Medical Society of Virginia, of
which Dr. Oscar Wiley, of Salem, is
president, will meet at the Rockbridge
j Alum Springs on Tuesday. September
2,1S90, and continue in session Wed?
nesday, Thursday and Friday.
The Regninr Won.
Dv United Press.
Charleston', S. C, Aug. 20.?The
Democratic convention in the First
Congres?ional district yesterday nom?
inated W. H. Brawley for Congress.
Brawley received 32 votes against
13 cast for H. H. Meetz, alliance.
Gross earnings of eighty-eight rail?
roads for the fourth week in July
were $0,1'J'J,030. For the month of
July the railroads earned $83,518,474,
against ?35 350,124 last year.
fST 21, 1*90.
BRENT YS. BRENT.
SUING FOR THE CUSTODY OF
MR-B?ENT APPEARS AS PLUUTIFF.
The Demurrer Overruled mid the ('use
ou Trial-WIIcicshpn lor the Prosecu
tlbncd Examine*! and CroHM-Exmn*
Ttie suit of J. P. Brent for the pos?
session of bis two-year-old daughter,
which his wife, who has separated
from him, has retained, was begun
yesterday in the Hustings Court be
foro Judge Robertson.
A few years ago Miss Willie A.
Bowles, daughter of W. H. Bowles,
and J. P. Brent, a young contractor,
Ah time wore on trouble arose, and
last spring Mr. and Mrs. Brent sepa?
rated, Mrs. Brent going to her fath?
er's. Soon after this she inst ituted
suit for divorce, but failed to show
Then Mr. Brent sued for possession
of his child. The case came up in the
Busting Court last week, but was
postponed on account of the absence
of witnesses. The hearing was com?
menced yesterday morning.
P. Lockett, Esq., counsel for the
plaintiff, read the petition, setting
forth the grounds upon which the
suit wa3 brought, and asking that
Amelia 1). Brent, daughter of the
petitioner, be" delivered to his care.
ti. W: Hansbrough, nounsel for the
defendant, read the answer to the
petition, which declared the plaintiff
unfit to rear the child, and entered a
demurrer, which the conrt ovc-rfded.
The first witness was Mrs. M. L.
Brent, mother of .J. Pi Brent. Nhe
knew nothing of the separation of
her son a nd his wife, except what she
had heard. She had raised twelve
children and was willing to take care
of her son's child and treat it as her
own. she had never entertained any
but kind feelings toward Mrs. Brent,
and that her doors were open to Mrs.
Brent, even if she should want to
make her home with her. She
thought her son more able to provide
for the child than its mother, and
that he had a home at her bouse,
should he choose to return there.
Being cross examined, she said that
ber husband's property consisted of
COO acres of land besides personal
property; that no one was depen?
dent on him, and that she and her
husband lived alone. Her sou left
homo more than five years ago: went"
to Texas and stayed two months; re?
turned home, and came to Roanoke,
where he has been since. He had
given her no trouble until this affair.
She had not encouraged the suit, but
to d her son she would care for the
child if he was successful. When
asked by Judge Williams, counsel for
defendant, if she considered herself
better qualified fco reai^Upe child than
its own mother, Mrs. Brent replied
thai she thought all old people better
qualified for raising children than
young.people. Judge Williams tried
repeatedly to get a direct answer
"yes" or "no," to this question, but
the above was all he could elicit. Mrs.
Brent sai ! that she had seen her son
have one fit, but that he was per?
The next witness was Dr. Childress,
who testified to the social and finan?
cial standing of the Brent family. He
never saw plaintiff take a drink or
under the influence of intoxicants.
Cross-examined, Dr. Childress said
he had known plaintiff about live
vears, bur not intimately, and that
be knew nothing of his habits or
Dr. Jones testified that he has been
i practising physician in Roanoke
for two years; that during that time
he has been plaintiff's family phy?
sician; Plaintiff had asked him to
attend his wife since the separation,
which he refused to do, as he .did not
know whether it would be agreeable
to Mrs. Brent's parents. Plaintiff
seemed affectionate towards his wife,
and never refused medical attention
when needed. He knew nothing of
plaintiff's business. Plaintiff was
subject to epileptic tits that rendered
him unconscious but. not dangerous.
When questioned as to what causes
epilepsy, witness said that there are
different causes and that anything
that excites or depresses the nervous
system aggravates the disease: that
he had never seen plaintiff driok, but
had warned him against intoxicants.
Albert Martin testified that he had
known plaintiff for five years, but
knew nothing of his financial stand?
ing: that about the first of March he
sarried a note and some photographs
r>f the child, from plaintiff for Mrs.
Brent, to Mr. Bowles; he was met at
the door by Mrs. Bowles, who refused
to take the notes or pictures. Witness
said be would recognize the note. Mr.
Locket handed him one, which he read,
and said that the contents were simi?
lar to the one carried by him. The
date was June 28, and witness said he
was not positive as to whether this
was the same note. Tho note was
about some photographs of the child.
Witness had carried several messages
from plaintiff to Mrs. Brent and her
father, but had never seen Mrs. Brent
at her father s house.
Being cross-examined, witness said
that plaintiff had received letters
from a Miss Templeton, of Fairfield,
and that the first letters were aboutja
house plaintiff thought of renting;
that he went with plaintiff to Fair
field to a lawn party; that they
stopped with Miss Templeton and
had a good time; that afterwards
plain'.iff received letters from Miss
Mrs. L. T. Hovey testified that she
bad lived here ten years; lived at
plaintiff's with her husband, and kept
house for three months since the
separation, and that plaintiff was
kindly disposed towards his wife and
child. Cross-examined, witness said
that Miss Vaughan, of Texas, acousin
of plaintiff, visited him during her
stay at his house; that Miss Temple?
ton, of Fairfield, went with a yobng
lady of this city to visit Miss Va$rhan
and remained three days; that she
was the only lady of the house and
had invited'Miss Templeton, although
she was totallv unknown to her; that
she left plaintiff's house in May.
George Wright testified that he had
known plaintiff five years, and re?
garded him a fit person to care for a
child; had seen him take a drink, but
had never seen him drunk; knew
nothing of his financial standing, ex?
cept that he owed witness., having
got behind with him a year ago, say?
ing that he was hard up and would
pay when he could.
" T. L. Bell said that he had sup
posed plaintiff and his wife lived to
gether agreeably; knew nothing of
plaintiff's financial standing, but In
seemed to be industrious, and thought
him a fit person to rear the child:
knew nothing of plaintiff's efforts to
see his child, but had seen him at Mr.
Bowles' gate and talking with Mrs.
Bowles. He knew nothing of Mrs.
Bowles' disposition, but thought she
was high tempered and harsh; had
heard her speak harshly to her own
children from his house. Witness
was never in Brent's house before the
separation, but said that he and his
wife, whom witness saw daily, seemed
affectionate within a week of the
separation. Witness said that plain?
tiff seemed depressed on account of
being deprived of seeing his child,
and would frequently cry over it.
Mrs. T, L. Bell testified that she
did not regard Mrs. Bowles as a suit?
able person to rear the child. The
remainder of her testimony was in
substance about the same as that of
her husband. The case of the plain?
tiff was rested here.
Dr. Crozer, Mr. T. T. Fishburne, a
tobaconist and banker, and Mr. S. P.
Hunter, all testified that plaintiff's
reputation for tiuthfulness and mor?
ality is bad; that he has no credit, and
is badly in debt. All regaaded him as
unsuitable to have the custody of his
j Mr. W. A. Pattie agreed with other
I witnesses as to the character of plain
t tiff, having personal knoweldge that
j this estimate of his character was cor-!
I rect. He testified that plaintiff had j
remarked to him that he didn't care '
for the child, but wanted it to get its :
j mother back. Witness regarded
plaintiff, of all men, most unfit to
rear the child, and considered the
Bowles family a most suitable place.
Testimony was introduced by Jas. |
Wigington and S. F. Fuquay. "shr.w
ing that plaintiff had been "unfaith-1
ful to his wife.
Jas. Wigington testified that plain- j
tiff owed him for the hire of the car-1
ringe used at his wedding.
M. P. Hunter testified that he had !
taken plaintiff home drunk and had!
seen him drunk since the trial of the'
Several witnesses testified that they
had never heard a word in favor of I
piiintiff except what they had heard
from the witness stand.
Major A. L Pitzer. tax collector,
testified that Mr. Bowles owns a con?
siderable amount of real estate in the
city, but that Mrs. Brent had no
property so far as he knew. Here the
court adjourned until this morning
at 10 o'clock.
NO ACTION OX THE FORCE BILL.
Senator Hohr Speaks in Favor of It*
By United Tress.
Washington, Aug. 20~The Senate
today passed the resolution to limit
debate on tariff bill and to begin
voting on the election bill on Septem?
ber 4th, was taken up. Mr. Hoar
made a long speech in favor of taking
up the election bill in accordance
with the resolution. During Iiis re?
marks he was inrerrupted by Mr.
Pugh, who said that his remarks when
the election bill was^ reported to the
Senate were not iofi Jcd-'rfftthreat,
that blood-shed \> .<^> ;an at?
tempt was made to eiAV ^ -\biii.
He simply made that predict.......
Mr. Hoar said the measure was not
a sectional one. It could be applied
to the North as much as the South.
Corruption existed in large Northern
cities. The bill aimed to remedy this
as much as Southern intimidations.
A majority of the people of the United
States believe firmly today that for
fourteen years the House of Repre?
sentatives had been an usurpation,
and that for four years a usurper had
sat in the executive chair of the na?
tion, and yet when it was sought, to
transfer the ascertainment of the will
of the people from sucli prostitution
to the courts, the friends of the bill
were met by the cry that they were
raising a race issue and that this was
a force bill.
Mr. Frye spoke in favor of passing
the election bill as did Mr. Hitcock
and Mr. Edmunds. The Senate then
took up the tariff bill. Mr. Daniel
spoke on the amendment relating to
In the House the alien land bill
was laid on the table by a vote of
fifty to t?venty-five. The House
adopted a resolution calling on the
president for information concerning
the enforcement of the Russian edict
against Jews. The Senate bill pro
viuing for inspection of meats for ex?
port was taken up and passed. The
lard bill was debated without action.
Rase Ball Games or Yesterday.
By United Press.
American Association: At Colum?
bus?Columbus, 9; Brooklvn, 2. At
Tolpdo?Toledo, 7; Syracuse, 0. At
St Louis?St. Louis, 5; Rochester. 5.
Called at the end of tenth inning on
account of darkness.
Atlantic League: At New Haven
New Haven, 2; Harrisburg, 0.
National League: At Boston
Boston, 5; New York, G. At Brook?
lyn, first game ? Philadelphia, 2;
Brooklyn, 13; second game, Phila?
delphia, 7; Brooklyn, 12.
Players' League: At Philadelphia
?Philadelphia, 4; Brooklyn, 7. At
Pittsburg?Pittsburg, 8; Cleveland, 12.
At New York?New York, 9; Boston,
3. At Buffalo, first game?Buffalo, 6;
Chicago, 2; second game, Buffalo, 7:
Chicago, 0. c
Oflieers of the Alliance.
Special to The Times.?
Lynchbcrg, Va., Augnst 20.?The
Farmers' Alliance today elected the
following officers for the Jensning
year: President, Mann Page, '-' of
Prince George-, vice-president, J.* B.
Beverly, of Fauquier; secretary, J. J.
Silvey, of Rappahannock; chaplain,
Rev Aldridge Grumsly, of Madison;
lecturer, Robert Suaveriy, of Wythe;
assistant lecturer, J. R. Garland, of
Mecklenburg; executive committee,
George Chismau, of Rockingham;
Julian Ruffner, of Hanover; Robert
Beverly, of Essex; H, M. Magreider,
of Albemarle, and W. J. Compton, of
Bland. Major Mann Page, Robert
Beverlv, G. Q. Barber and Georg*
Chismau were elected delegates to
the national convention.
A Magistrate Assassinated.
By United Press.
Louisville, Ky., August20.?Rob
ert Pope, a magistrate, was fatally
shot- by two brothers named Scott,
near Harlem Courthouse, Monday.
The quarrel arose because the magis?
trate refused to try one of the broth?
ers for the shooting of an ox belong?
ing to him. He ordered the prisoner to
be taken to Harlem for trial. Scott
refused to go, and the magistrate
insisted. The Scotts escaped.
? Selecting a piano or organ is some?
what likeselecting a w ire?practically
a life time affair. Therefore be sure
you get a good one. None bnt old
I established standard makes of instru?
ments a^ersoTiVby +.be Hobbie Music
Co LFnchburg, "V^* They never
toxicli ?fcoddy, gTafc* gffcjfis. Cafa
i . ,ga>u.
THE RACE PROGRAMME;
FIXED FOR OCTOBER.
THREE DAIS OF GOOD RAM,
Thirteen Events on the t'iu'd?-??82.?0O.'
in I'tirxen to he Divided?TU*
Stable* und, Grand stand to he
lirectcd nt Once.
The directors of the Mel rose DrlW
ing Park Association "met yesterday
morning at the ollice of President "V?-.
F. Winch and accented the programme
arranged for the fail meeting Dy-th?-^l
executive co/nmittee. Messrs. B. It.
Greider, C. O'Leary, Henry Stoll, J.
F. Christian, J. H. Wingate and W.
F. Winch were present.
There will be three days of racing,
on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
the 15th, 16th and 17th of October, and;'
the arrangements already made in?
sure all lovers of good racing that the
occasion will be something to be
looked forward to. There will be four;
races each day, except the last, when
there will be five. Two thousand six
hundred dollars in moaey will be dis?
tributed, and as this city is on the:
direct route from the Northern race
courses to Nashviile, it is expected
that a number of the crack stables
now running at Saratoga, Brighton
and Monmoutl l will start over. Both
Pimlico and Ivy City have been
abandoned and Roanoke will be the
only stop for the horses between the '
North and the South.
Below is given the complete pro?
gramme Of the threejla^.Ju^Uuie*w?i
First race?running: Ladies Stake?,,
one and one-half mile heats, purse
$150, $100 to the winner, $50 to second;;
Second race?Trotting; for horses"
owned in Southwest Virginia thirty
days before the meeting; purse of.
$200, $120 to winner, ?00 to second,
and $20 to third.
Third race ? Running; one mile
dash, purse of $200, $150 to first and
$50 to second.
Fourth race?Running; gentlemen
riders, welter weights, tliree-quarter
mile dash for purse of $100, $73 to the
first, and $23 to second; half-breed
horses are allowed ten pounds.
First race?Running; three quarter
mile beats, purse $150, $100 to first
and $50 to second. *J ?
Second race-Trotting; 2IT ilass;
for purse of $250, $15') to fin?- (75 to
second and $25 to third.
Third race?Running; '.""'V^Ant
Stakes, one and one-quarterly/ash,
for purse of $200, $150 toP0o y andy
fifty to second. JL "o/
Fourth race?Runnin^%. felt
weight hurdle, one and onfc* ^\
over six hurdles, for puj
$100 to first and $50 to sec
First race ? Running;
Stakes, one mile. -'ia&h^. .f-Jr^pTffl5fH0r"
$250, $25 to horse at quarter post first,
$50 to one at one-half post first, $75.
to one at three quarter post first, and
$100 to winner; it is possible for first
horse to win the entire purse.
Second race?Running: five eighths
qf mile heats, purse of $150, $180 to
first. $75 to second.
Third race ?Running: Virginia
Stakes, one and a half mile dash, for
purse of $250, $175 to first, and $75 to
Fourth race?Trotting and pacing;
free for all; purse of ;? 100, $230 to first,
$100 to second, and $-10 to third.
Fifth race?Running, three quarter .
mile dash, for purse of $150, $100 to
first, and $50 to third; for horses
only that have run second and not
win during the meeting.
The association intend to make ex?
tensive improvements at the park.
A new stable will be erected in addi?
tion to the present one. This one ac?
commodates but twenty horses, and
the new structure will have stalls for
at least fifty.
A grand stand will also be erected.1
and the architect. J. -.R. Schink. is
now at work on the pla'nV -Ltj-will jy^
a neat structure with a seatirfg ca?
pacity of fifteen hundred. As soon
as the plans are completed, work will
be at once begun. Already a num?
ber of the finest flyers in the South?
west section have been entered, and
all the horses running at Lynchburg
will be here. The meeting promises
to open a new era in the history of
th? driving park. The track is con?
sidered the finest and fastest haif-mile
track in the South.
First race, three-quarter mile?Fore?
runner first, Strategem second, Sir
Rae third; time, 1:19J. Second^xact,_
mile and a sixteenth?BusteetTfirst,
Hoadlide second. Eminence third;
time, 1:55*. Third race, three-quarter
mile?Kitty Van first, Golden Rod
secoud, King Hazon third, time, 1:19*.
Fourth race, one and one-sixteenth
miles?Young Duke first. Wary sec?
ond, Ecstacy third: time, 1:18?. Fifth
race, one mile?Birthday first. Major
Tom 2, Marie K third: time, l:48f.
First race, three-quarters of a milo
?Ten Roakh first, Lithbert second, -
Monte Cristo third: time 1:10;
Second race, three-quarters of a mile
?Lemon Blossom first, Emity filly
second, King Idler third; tune 1:18^.
Third race, five-eights of a mile
Jack of Diamond- first, Yirgiesecond,
Ella T third; time 1:0?S. Fourth race,
one and one-eighth mi'es?Fitsroy
first, Sorrento second, Maid third;
time 2:30. Fifth race, one and one
sixteenth miles handicap ? Glen
mound first, General Gordon secoud,
Blantyre third: time 1:51. Sixth race.,
one and one-half miles on turf?Dela?
ware first, Lee Christy second, Stone- .
wall third; time 2:?3J.
A Virginian Selected.
By United Prosa.
Saratoga, Aug. 20.?At the thir?
teenth annual meeting of the Ameri?
can Bar Association today, Jas. Lyon
was selected to represent Virginia in
The Centrni Befusos Arbitration.
By United Pres?.
New York, Aug. 20.?Powderly at?
tempted to arbitrate on the strike to- /
day, but the railroad company re?
fused to make any concessions.
The Old Colony Disaster.
By United Press.
Boston" Aug. 20.?The list of dead
from the disaster at Quincy last Digbt
Tho Weather Today.
Waseixgton, Aug. 20.?For '
. ginia: Showers; stationary te
/ ture, except in Southwestern !