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POL. VI-NO. 221.
if PIE STORE.
Side band suitings, dosing price, 7c
Outing cloths in beautiful patterns,
it 8 aud 10c a yard.
Flannelettes in new and stylish
?atterns at 12Ae a yard.
Dress giughaius, 5, S and 10c a yard.
A few pieces of Scotch ginghams at
?iOc, worth 23c a yard
Stiila ew challiesat -ic and 6Jca
Also a few more pieces of checked
mohair at 23c a yard.
Mohairs in all shades at 25, 37j aud
H7hite goods in all the newest ma
trials and at lowest prices.
A special bargain in pare Turkey
'1 table covers, 8-4, 70c and 8 10 87.U?
Table linens, towels and napkins in
ndleSS variety, and at prices that
Another case of white bed quilts at
? I each.
Ladies' ami Gents' underwear and
wiery in great assortluent und at
? >ttom prices.
Large stock of bleached and un
'eached cottons and sheetings: n all
Childrens white lace hats and caps
? un 13c up.
Fans, Fans, Fans, Fans, from2c up
ASSLSR I ?GBt?l
134 SALEM AVENUE, S. W.,
ROANOKE, --- - VIRGINIA.
REAL ESTATE Agrt's
10."> JEFFERSON STREET,
OFFE3 THE FOLLOWING
(00 ft. op llbermarle street.. $1,900
00 ft. on Franklin Road.2,200
\ Choice t or. on Mountain St.. 3,000
100 ft.on Roanoke St (tine shade) 5,000
1 ine Residence on Jefferson St. 9,500
A rare bargain in an entirely
new residence in Hyde Park.
House contains Hot and Cold
Water, StaWe, Coal and Wood
House. Will make terms to
We have the cheapest busi
ness and residence properties
in the city.
" Correspondence solicited
scon i m
BUILDING ? COMPANY
E. H. STEWART, President.
H. G. COLE, Sec. and Treas.
J. F. BARBOUR, Gen'l Manager.
CONTRACTORS & BUILDERS,
Office with Gray & Boswkll, Jef?
Large Brick Buildings a
HomfS hu.ill oo easy p.iyrueots. Pat
ronage solicited. Estimates cheer?
fully furnished on application.
J. F. BARBOUR,
it Gm ti Hsu- late
I will offer ruv emirc slock ol'
AND SHOES AT
PRIME COST TO DISCONTINUE
F. G. MAY,
112 FIRST AVENUE, S. W.
AT COST. AT COST.
H. M. LIKN1Y, SIBERT & CO.
Real Estate Agents,
Moomaw Block, No. 9.
We have a line list of property from!
which to select.
Iu location, price ami terms, we
hope to suit all. If you have
To sell or exchange, call.
Best ofrefei ences ^iven.
R!ow 8s The
To Buy Your
ISFOJ MM Prim
Alien, the blacksmith, is'uowa mil?
lionaire ti:r?>u_;h replying to an adver?
tisement of unclaimed estates etc-.,
etc. ?Tim- s, London, Mar 1st, 1888
If your ancestor came trorjn the ol'i
i < U' try wri'.e to the Kcnoi-i: > n
Claims Agkncv. 59 Pearl St.. ami 21
S Out St . New i'ork City, inclosing
25 c- 'i's for reply, and learn if you an
au heir to any of the uaciuimi*! estate.'
there, worth more than h ? ila billion
dollars, thatrighilv be!t>?i:. chilly,
American descendants of Europe u -
who came to America y- :rs >,go II
your ancestors came ovtr mo*e Ihau
fifiy \ears a^o tlu-r ? is a j>fi>!< b I iv
that vou art- heir to u ioriuue.
Y at will save from io to 20
per cent on your purchases
if goods are bought from
42 Salem avenue
inml KMIJ l-hta
Unless you want to wait and ex mine 01 r fine
and carefully : e! cted stock of
Millinery and Cloaks
For Ladies, Misses, Children and Infants just
brought from the Eastern and Western
cities. W e have acquired the building
where Green formerly kept,
135 SALEM AVSIJ8, S. W. ROANOKE, VA.
P. S.?Due time will he given for our
Opening i >ay.
K. & S. Millinery & Gloak Palace.
The Best and Most Popular
Resort in the Lity.
Only the Pest Wines and Liquors are
Served over the Bar.
w i i Mi la hvi
By special arrangement with expert- j
euced buyers on tho Norfolk 1
market, we are enabled to
supply our patrons with
the hest the market
Call and see us and you will be
Ladies' and Gents' Dining Room up i
TO CALL AT
Blonnfs DiamoM Front
? ormsby'3 cm ;2 Cakes Laiiflflry Soa
CUAS. J. OR MSB Y, ;
Cov. Campbell aud Nelson stroets
Open dMV ?nd night.
"TTr. BURKS, I
CAS aud STEAM FTTTER.
And dealer in all kinds of Plumber, j
Gas and Steam Fitters' Supplies. }
Prompt Attention to Orders, and)
Satisfaction Go rante d.
For 5 Cants.
154 SALEM AVENUE.
715 Main Strept,
115 Commerce Street, j V nor Third OTrnr and First streel
j?ARR THE SIGN WRITER, COR
3, VIRGIN!As TUEsB,
LABOR IN LINE.
I LABOR DAY INAUGURATED IN
j SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.
luwz mmzmm display*
The Workliiffmen Taken eioliunynnd
Have n Go?d Time?A Picnic In I he
WooiIn?sp. rciu s ami Sport? ?,r V?
Yesterday was a notable day in the
history of the organization of work
ingmen in Roam ke.
The inauguration of Labor Day by
the various labor unions of the city
was a grand success.
A clear sky and pleasant temper?
ature favored the occasion.
Early in the morning the streets as?
sumed a holiday appearance.
As the long procession,with its 1,010
working^ men ranks, in t heir best
attire, with white ribbons Hying from
the Inpels of their coats, moved along
with flags and floating banners living, ;
mottoes and ensigns raised,with mar?
shals with their gay insignia, and ,
the dazzling uniforms of the tire lad?
dies. Every sidewalk was thronged
with people, and bevies of prettv 1
girls in bright costumes crowded bal- !
i-oni- s and filled windows on the line i
of t he parade.
By 8:30 o?cock the work ingnien had !
turned i" fu.li force, and a few ,
minutes later they began to gather i
for i he parade
The procession formed in three di- '
vision.-; the first on Salem avenue,
w., the second on Salem avenue,Ii
e , ami the third on Second avenue, 1
s. e. Chief Marshall J. T. Joyce, wear- 1
inga beautiful old gold silk sash, and '
the chief of Iiis staff. William Mender- ;
son, wearing a red silk sash, led the 1
procession. Behiud them were the 1
aides, Me.?rs Many Thomas, printer:
II. G. Hedringron, carpenter: B. F. ,
BufHngton, tailor: P. IL Hughes, 1
iron aud steel worker -. Joshua Uro- !
gounia, niolder, and M. F. O'Brien, .
bricklayer, all abreast, wearing blue
Next cam.' the Ko.mokc .Machine
Works Band, with twenty-six puces, .
nnder the leadership of W. K. Carr. ;
The Iron Holders Union followed ,
under command ol Patrick Greely. |
marshal, aud Messrs. Dwighr Mead ,
and Charles Garland, assistants. ,
They had 100 men in line. A beauti- ,
fa! United States flag floated at the
head of tin.- union, and the following .
mottoes were raised at short intervals: ,
''Opposed to convict labor." ]
"Tavation without representation ,
"See that the union label is on all ,
stoves .-.n l castings before purchas- j
"Purciiasi* none but union go?V,s." |
Behind these was the Carpenter's t
and Joiners Union with fifty men in t
line, withJ. F. Vanpelp, marshal;and ,
Messrs. Thomas and YV. A. Simmons, ]
assistants. Thsi union was lie.td.-d (
by a beautiful red banner with silver
gilt fringe ''Carpenters aud Joiner's j
l'nion, No. '98, of Roanoke, Va.," |
was inscribed upon it in large gilt .
and black letter.-, with a gilt circle in ,
the center, within which whs a rule |
and COmpass, gilt ensign bearing the ,
words. '"Labi.;- Oinuiu Vincit," in ,
These organizations made up the |
first division, which moved from t he
intersection of Jefferson street and
Salem avenue t*-" Campbell street,
the second division failing in behind. ]
The lire laddie- made up t be second
division and bad 7G men in line. The
Vigilant Steam Fire Company was in
the lead, beaded by the hose wagon, '
decorated with Hags and drawn by i
two spanning new grays, wearing (
large festoons of red, white, and blue. ,
Then came the hand reel, drawn by
tall, handsome laddies in dazzling red
uniforms. The book and ladder wagon ,
followed. Then came the rank and '.
file. The junior Hose Company. No. \
2. followed, and the lrriendshi|j Fire
Company, No. came next, with 20
men carrying corn brooms, ready to ,
sweep the earth clean of everything (
that might come in their way. This
division immediately followed the
first, under the direction of T. D.Ear- ,
heart, marshal, with John McDer- ,
motit, of the Vigilant: James McFall. ,
of the Junior Ho-e Company, and ]
Thomas McManara, assistant mar?
The Tailor's Union, with twentv
men in line, made quite a handsome ,
appearance in their Prince Albert
coats and silk beavers, as the ledere
of the third division. Mr. H. Shock
was the marshal, and the union was .
led by a white transparent banner,
floated at the head of the organiza?
tion bearing the words "Journeymen ,
Tailors' Union of America, No. 118,"
iu red and black letters
The Amalgamated iron and Steel
"Work'-rs brought up tbe rear,with 125 ,
men in line, under the command of
Peter E. Wright, marshal, and Pat?
rick Hughes and August Bennett, as
sistants. Tlie star- and stripes floated
at the head of this union, and farther
down the line was a transparent ban?
ner bearing on one side the words,
"Amalgamated Association of Iron
aud Steel Workers, Magic City Lodge
No 1," in red and black letters"; on the
other. "United we stand divided we
Thi-? division, which formed on
Third avenue below JelTerson street,
fell in behind the second division.
These made up tbe procession, which
stretched along Third avenue from
First street, s. e., to Second street,
s. w., along Second to Salem avenue,
and thence to First street. When all
the divisions bad fallen into line the
band struck up a lively air and the
parade moved on down Salem avenue
to Jefferson s'reet, thence up North
Jefferson to Shenandoah avenue,
east to Commonwealth avenue to
Kir.iball, and thence by the rolling
mill aud furnaces to the picnic grounds
i-< Oavr's (Trove.
AT THE ?HOVE.
Plenty of Fnn B>ne?th the Cool not!
About 11 o'clock the procession ar?
rived at Carr's Grove, the picnic
grounds. No prettier place could
have been selected. The tall oaks
and hickories fnrnishad abundant
shade, and a cool, clear spring flow?
ing out the rock at the foot of the bill
afforded plenty of pure water.
A large dajieing pavilion bad been
erected, ana soon after the arrival
at the grounds the dancing began and
continued most of-he day.
Under the direction of William
Henderson, as floor manager, with
Messrs. E. F. Kailer, F. M Hazzle
xit ttie Tailors' TJnionv. Uato.
nr MORNING, SEPT!
Sweeny, of tlie Iron (Holders' Associa
tion, and J. H. Barrett, of the Amal?
gamated Association of Iron and
Steel Workers, as assistants, the pa
vilfon was managed satisfactorily to
the hundreds of delighted partici
pants in the dance. The music, by an
orchestra from the Machine Works
Hand, was ail that could bo desired.
ADDRESSEN TO THE WES.
Labor EulociztMl, mid Thorough to
<>.? :>.iiiiJoii Itrcoininentletl.
At 2:30 the crowd assembled around
the speakers'stand, and J. T. Joyce,
chairman of the committee on ar?
rangements, and chief marshal of the
day, read a letter from Hon. William
G. Evans, mayor of Koanoke, regret?
ting that engagements precluded his
acceptance of the invitation to de?
liver an address on that occasion.
Mr. Joyce also read a letter from Mr.
Grumfrey, president of the American
Federation of Labor, saying that it
had been impossible for him to send
speakers, on account, of the general
demand all over the country. He
then introduced J. H. Curry, of the
I arpenters' Union, who spoke at
length on the importance of the or?
ganization of labor.
He said that the object of the or?
ganization was not to antagonize
2'tpital or cause strife of any kind,
out for the protection of the working
man. He said that it was the duty
A working men to organize; nothing
is accomplished without organization.
Businessmen and professional men
?rgaoized, and if organization was
jood for a part of the people it was
*ood fur all. The labor unions bet
ered the condition of the labor men
n every way. The organizations
;ook care of the men and gave them
issistance when thev needed it. The
tpcaker was proud of the events
if the day. "This day," said he,
'will demonstrate to every man the
lower of labor in this city."
Tin; next speaker was Mr. Jas. A.
Puch. He argued that workingmen
iot only had a right to organize, but
hat organization furthered their in
erests. He said that the immutable
irinciple, "In union there is
strength," was in practice in the days
>f the patriarchs, and was the foun
lation u! the organizatins of today.
!?? summarized the New York Central
>trike now in progress He believed
abor and capital to be essential to
?ach other. He said then-should be
larmony between the two, and re
erred to the management of the
Norfolk and "Western railroad as an
Col J. W. Hartwell then followed in
l speech of some length. He indorsed
ind encouraged organized labor, urg
iil'a mi>re perfect organization. He
loped that the present liberality of
capital in Roanoke and the harmony
>xisting between labor and capital
vould be perpetual.
Mr. Joyce thanked the assembled
'Mis of toil for their hearty co-opera
ion with the committees for insuring
he stiecess of the celebration. He
irged every workintrman to join the
federation and help strengthen the
trganization. He called attention to
he motto, "Taxation without repre?
sentation is unfair," and said: "We
lave that unfairness here. Not long
iince a proposition t) give *200,000 to
i?> Roanoke and Southern railroad
vas submitted here, but only free
I Iders were allow el to vote. Do
holders pay all the tax ?
There were tremendous crowds on
he pid.ic grounds all day, and many
inndreds listened attentively/ to the
peaking. A great many workingmen
*ere on the grounds who did not
larticipate in the parade. It is al
uost impossible to make an estimate
>f the number as they were coming
ind going over the dummy line from
loth ways all day.
Pool Raiti. it Ball Gnmo. And 11 PIk
RltCOOMO (?rntid B'lmil?'.
In the afternoon cam? the sports ar
?anged for the day. Tlie first was a
bree-legged race. For this race two
?ntered together, one of them with
me leg tied to the knee or his partner.
Messrs. Dan Sweeney and E. F.
Jailer, and Messrs. B. F. Butlington
ind P. F. McIIalfi were the contest?
ing for the box of "A No. 1 cigars,"
jfi'ered the winner by Mr. George Fell
\tter an exciting race of thirty yards,
Messrs Sweeney and Bailer came out
several yards ahead, and received the
The next was the sack race by three
>oys?Prior Fitzgerald, Cam Gabriel,
md Callie Schenck?for a prize of oue
lollar. The distance was thirty yards,
ind all the boys tumbled over each
>ther several times, but finally made
he distance, Prior Fitzgerald win
ling the dollar.
The game of ball on the grounds
lear the grove, between a nine from
he Friendship Fire Company and a
jine of iron workers, resulted in a
victory for the firemen by a score of
II to 10.
There were two foot races. John
Murphy and John Boyd were the!
contestants for a brier-root pipe,
which was won by Mr. Boyd. The
second race wp.p for a box of cigars,
which was won by Charles Wade, the
ither contestants being Messrs. E.
Morgan and J. M. Tucker.
After the foot race was over, and
while the crowd was anxiously await?
ing the coming of the greasy pitr.
some of the boys became restless and
were bound to* keep up the excite?
ment in some way. They began by
chasing each other, but this soon be-,
came monotonous, and it was not
long before a bright idea occurred to
soine ingenious youth. A few min?
utes later a wild whoop went up from
a crowd, watermelon rinds went flying
through the air like grape and can?
ister from a battey of heavy guns.
Then a wild rush through the woods,
and one negro that had been hang?
ing arouud the edges of the crowd
was driven from the grounds with
the speed of electricity. This was
fine fun, and the byys continued it
for a while.
One negro boy who had been chased
a short distance come back with de
termination to stand his ground. He
stood bravely for awhile but the flying
rinds trom the hands of nearly a 100
boys caused him to again beat a hasty
retreat. Flushed with victory tn?
mischievous ones of the party w*r>
emboldened to tackle a grown n Ern
and had it n'-tbeen for the tim :
interference" of Officer Wade, serio .
trouble would have followed.
The greasy pig did not arrive until
very late in the evening, and the
great-r part of the crowd bad left the
grounds. Enough remained, how?
ever, to make it lively for the pig,
The wagon bringing the pig was
hailed with prolonged cheers, and
when the box containing him was
put upon the ground an eagei
throng pressed aronud. The bos
was opened, and out jumped a bob
tailed, three-nuntbs shout, thorough
ly greased, and evidently excited, foi
he lost no time in hunting a bidim
Then down the hill,pell-mell,with i
that ,*jtette foe old oaks ftfealt
2MB Sil 2, 1 ?)?.
went the excited throng of so > ?
men end the jubilant crowd ol ?m
boys. Poor piggie dodged around
promiscuously for several minutes,
occasionally slipping from the baud;
Oi-his pursuers. The next thing th
pig was surrounded, and about half a
dozen were claimiog the honor of
catching him. The dispute grew hir?
ter, and looked as though it would
end in a row. It was finally settled,
however, by giving the pig to Prior
Filzgerald, the winner of the sack
With these two exceptions,tin- best
of order was maintained throughout
the day, und the mass ofworkiugmen
who participated in the festivities of
the day desire that it should be said
that these disturbance.-, were caused
by a crowd of boys, and a few others
who cannot be considered represen?
tatives of the organized labor of the
(the tr4x*FEIt op industries
Snnthwnrrt Use Star of Slannfnctur
inu Enterprise Takes ?s Way.
The transferor industries is one of
the most strongly marked and i is
tinctive featurees in modern indus?
trial life, says the Age of Steel. ifS
economic causes are to be found in tl e
exhaustion of local supplies, the de?
velopment of new anas, and the
changing centers of commercial dis?
tribution. The industrial decline ol
New England is in obedienee to the
laws named. Its iron and steel manu
factories are largely things of the
past. A few years ago. three-fourths
of the steaiu boilers made in tb<
country were made iu New England.
Machine shop, planing mill machin?
ery, and steam engines were among
its most prominent and thriving in?
dustries. Now they arc bought in
Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The oldest iron manufacturing
works in Massachusetts is being trans?
ferred to Kentucky. It was founded
by Cyrus Elder, who was au exp-rt in
the making of gun metal, and in the
South Boston iron Works produced
the best of naval. Beige and field gun-.
Some 200 men are.employed at these
works, and the removal ot the plant
is not a consequence of tr.ulr .-: tgna
tion,, bur the necessity of getting
nearer to the base of its supplies ol
coal and ore. Pn ximity to the source
of supply is in man) cases the only
escape from the intense and ruthless
competition of modern tinu-s, and
what is true of the iron industries is
applicable to all other branches ol
The deportation of manufactures
from the Eastern State- to the West
and South will largely chauge the old
centers of wealth and industry. These
displacements may entail some local
misfortune, and break up some time
honored establishments; but in a gen?
eral and national sense the distri a
tion of industries is an economic ne?
cessity and an industrial blessing.
Ronuoke's Snl>ur!> Grotriiisc Rapltlly?
'i'iiv Bnililins Boom.
Within the past six months more
than fifty new houses have been built
and all of then are occupied,says the
Vinton Dispatch. Among thenum
ber are several large business houses,
and 1 ew buildings are springing up
on every hand Twelve houses bav*
just been let to contract by one com
pany; the Midway Building Company
is ready to begin work on thirty more,
beside an innumerable numb, rspring
ing up as if by magic on all sides
Vintbn is to have a new school house
with plenty of room and a corps ot
St. Mark's Lutheran Church is near,
ing completion. Work will begin on
the Presbyterian Church in a short
time. The Midway Iron Mill will be
in runuing order in about 30 days.
That establishment will have a
monthly pay-roll Of ab at $25,00(1.
Real estate is advancing, and good
>ales are reported every day Stran?
gers are becoming interested in our
town, and many are locating here
with the view of making this their
A large land company lias just been
chartered, with a capital sto.-k of
$150.000, and most of the stock is held
by Norfolk capitalists.
A large barn on the farm of the Lite
Win. Ummer, near Crimora Station.
August;? county, was destroyed re?
cently by lire, caused by lightning
Noah Switzler, the tenant, lost all his
erop of wheat and hay ami fanning
implements, only saving his horses.
Applications for moms for Cue coin?
ing session at the University of Vir
tiiniaare unprecedented. The present
indications are that there may bo six
hundred students present at tbe next
Mr. James Nealis, Sr., died at his
residence, near Barnes1 Mili, Hamp?
shire county, W. Va., Friday, at the
remarkable age of 102 years.
In the local option election in New
berne district, Pulaski county, on
Thursday last, the "dries" carried tin
day by a majority of 180.
Mr. "William Brown Patterson, of
Augusta county, a leading farmer and
grower of livestock, died last week of
Rev. Carter Page, of Lpudon conn
t.y, has Hccepted a call to the Episco
pal 'much at Brandy Station, Cul
Captain Christopher Arringfon. for
many ye*rsa leading citizen ol Frank?
lin county, died last Friday, aged ??')
A. J- Taylor, of Fluvanna county,
will run as an Independent Repub?
lican candidate in the Tenth dis?
Congressman Allen, of Mississippi,
and General Bradley T. Johnson, ol
Baltimore, have accepted invitations
to attend the Lynchburg fair.
The Norfolk and Western road ic
pushing its work westward to Norton
where it makes a juueture with the
Louisville aud Nashville, with all pos?
sible dispatch. It is thought they will
reach Norton early in 1801.
Debts or Virginia. Con nil en.
The not debt of counties in Vir?
ginia is ?1,(591,4:34, with available re?
sources ot $247,011. Nearly all the
debt i^ along the western boundry and
the southwestern section of the
State, tfn the central and eastern
ection \pf this State there was not
more than eight or nine counties from
which J,a debt has been reported
Sussex^Powhattan aud Stafford coun?
ties ba^ea comparatively heavy debt,
while tfte debts of Norfolkand South
amptod^do not exceed-?5.000. Nearly
all of thlcouutiei iu.tbe southwestern
section otthe State running through
the extreme of the boundry line are
free from Ijability^
j| A Small Fire.
A Blighrjffire occurred yesterday
morning at%:30 o'clock at the resi?
dence of Mm. R. A. Hill, of Vinton.
A defectivd?&ae was tho cause. The
damage wiliffe small.
i THBi??31B? office has been removed
I to tW' oew building ooruer Third
f ^. w*. ..i ri
THE DYNAMITE FIEND.
Ho ."la Sirs au Cusiiecessriil Attempt <<
IS low I ;> a House.
An attempt was mad*1 Saturday
night to blow up the house just below
the brewery with dynamite.
A dynamite bomb was exploded in
front of the house, burating the door
and tearing up the floor.
A large hole was made in the ground
near the house. The bnilding was
unoccupied and no one was in?
A white man named Boyd is sus
pecfed of having committed the deed.
The police are on his track, but had
not arrested him at a late hour last
JPENI3TG OF T?? 1 'MT.iTIXGJJ COURT
111? Honor, Jit rix-- Robertson, Begin*
I lie Qimrt? i ly Tonil.
The quarterly term of the Hunting!
Court commenced yesterday morning,
and during the day Judge Robertson
succeeded in disposing of considerable
routine business. One lawyer was
admitted to practice and several re?
tail and wholesale liquor licenses were
granted. Guardians were appointed
in two cases and one will was a mil?
ted to probate.
The proceedings in detail were:
Bar room and retail liquor licenses
-.>-,.grunted to C. S Thorribsou. No.
16 Nelson street, and J P. Peters,
corner of Seventh and Kimball ave?
nues, n. e.
A transfer of bar room and retail
liquor licenses was made fr?>m S. P.:
Wilraeth to W. H. Huddleston.
A bar room and retail liquor license
was transferred from Ellington &
Bell to Stevens A' Bibb, also from W*.
A Burks to Hodgin &i Moore.
The will of William Falconer was
admitted to probate. Mrs. Grace
Falconer qualified as executrix of his
estate and also as guardian for her
children. The following gentlemen
were appointed as appraisers of his
personal property, viz.: Jacob Har?
vey, J. R. Schick, W. I". Baker.!'
Markley and Herman Conger.
Edward W. Robertson qualified as
Thomas D. Teaford and Augusta
V. Teaford made choice ot T. J Tea
ford as their guardian and be quali?
fied as such.
Lucas and Fields vs. N. P;tr1 and
Witz, Beidler & Co . vs. same, both
suggestions against W. H. Felix, set
tor trial Wednesday.
J S. Simmons vs. J. O. Hanes. an
appeal from justice. Judgment ren
dered in favor of plaintiff.
T.C Tourney made choice of his
mother, Mrs. M. C. Tourney, as his
guardian and she qualified as such. )
ROANOKE COLLEGE FACULTY. j
Professor Smith Rack From Europe?I
Prof. W. A. Smith, of Roanoke Col?
lege, who has been studying at Ger?
man Universities for three years, has
? el urned to his native land, and is now
visiting his old home at Conover, N.
C. Before leaving Berlin be pur
chased and shipped ten cases of appa?
ratus and supplies for the department
of chemistry and physics, of which he
will ha ve charge next session, and in
which much more practical work will
ie introduced. He will arrive at Sa?
lem some days in advance of the open?
ing of the college vear, September
Simon Mewcomb, of Corinth, Mi: s.
a graduate of Bryant and Stratton's
Bu.?ine.*s College, St. Louis, has been
appointed instructor in the commer?
cial course. He comes highly recom
mended to the faculty, ?nd we feel
sure he will greatly increase the
interest in that department. He is a
nephew of Professor Simon New
comb, who has charge of the National
Observatory at Washington, and is
professor of astronomy in the Johns
A Hebrew Lmiri Comj>nnj-.
A number of the Hebrews of tin's
eity have formed themselves into a
stock co'npauy for the purpose of
dealing in real estate. Their first pur?
chase is from Mr. S. F. Trasher, a tract
of twenty-live acres, adjoining the
Midway Land Company, near Vinton.
The company will be known as the
Phoenix Lai d and Improvement Com?
pany. Their land will be laid oft' in
lots and improved af once. They have
donated two acres for the purpose of a
Hebrew cemetery. The officers of the
company are: I. Raehracb, president:
P. Adler, vice-president; 1 Sachs, sec
retary; F. G. May, treasurer. Direc?
tors?M. Rogenberg, M. Harrison, M.
Foreman, L. Levini,and F. G May.
This is the first land company ever
organized in the State in which all the
stock was taken exclusively by He
brews. L. H. Cocke, Esq . was chosen
attorney for the company, and will
prepare a charter at once.
The Virginia Meeicnl Society.
The medical society of Virginia
will meet at Rockbride Alum Springs
today; Dr. Hodgson leaves this morn?
ing to attend the meeting of the so?
ciety. Dr. John Apperson, of Smythe
county, Va., will make the annual
oration," and Dr. Wiley delivers the
president's address, on Wednesday,
the 3rd. Dr. Estell,of Tazewell C. H..
Va., is first vice-president. The sess?
ion promises to be one of the most
prosperous and pleasant meetings the
-ociety has ever had. Many new
members will join, and with the ad
ditions of this meeting and the hon?
orary memberships, the society will
number doubtless, a thousand mem
Dr. Hunter MtGnlre will give a
prize for the best medical essay. The
prize is $100, and there will be many
Undertaker Sisler buried sixroen
oeople during the month of August,
nine white and seven colored. Of
rhe whites, not one died of fever, and
the only case of fever in Undertaker
Sisler's trade was that of a negro
woman. All the other colored deaths
were children Of the white deaths,
there were eight children.
Mr: and Mrs. D. H. Watson will
celebrate their wooden wedding at
their residence, 16 Eighth avenqe,
southwest, on Friday. Thev have is
sued a very neat and appropriate card
of invitation to their friends. The
reception hour will be from eight to
eleven in the evenmg._
A Virginia Railroad Sold.
Daxvillk, Aug.-30?The Danville
and New River railroad was sold at
auction here Wednesday under a de?
cree of the "United States Court^%The
only bid was $30J,COO. by Willcoa
Brown, of Baltimore, who, it i un?
derstood, is representing the Rich?
mond and Danville eomi any.
welling in the southwestern sec
Wfflt the city. Will ; ay big rent
six months in advance. ro98essiox
i wanted in twenty day^ Apply to
PRICE I IVE CHVT8
CRAZY WOMAN'S POWER
OVER THE MASSES.
SHE HYPNOTIZES TH??S??
Antltorlt (oh on fnsnnii.i sny tlic Mnto
SiiouKI Interfere Hi.- (?iiblic :>i-l>t
?Conjrre?** Tut Iii?;; TitrlO" Til*- R Ter
mill Ilni-bor Etil.
By Tolegrnpb to The Tims--.
St. Louis, Sept. 1.?Mrs. MiirTaTSTT'
Wood worth, evangelist, has been con?
ducting a revival here in a big tent
capable of sheltering nearly 9,<;Q0 peo?
These meetings have as.-umed a
highly stnsationa5 character during
the past week.
It has been a nightly occurrence to
see from 50 to 2?0 men, women, and
children stretched on the ground or on
a big platform writhing in religions
or srupified from exhaustion, while
other hundreds danced, shouted, sang,
and swung their arms about.
Doctors Wellington, Adams aud
Doctor Diller, authorities, on insan?
ity after investigating unhe-tantly
pronounced Mrs. Wocdworth to be
an insane womeu of great hypnotic
power. The trances into which she
throws her victims are. they say, sim?
ply hypnotic conditions. They de?
clare she is doing great harm to thous?
and-: that she is creating evil for
which there can bo no cjjr^.triTt~rjTaT*^*"
the State should interfere and lock
the women up.
airs. Wood worth claims to have con
versed with God. Christ the Trinity
and the devil many times.
1'iiclc Sain Collins; <5?U <>f Uebt.
fly Telegraph to The Times.
Washington, Sept. l.?The public
debt statement issued from the treas?
ury department t< day shows a de
erea-e in the debt during the past
month amour.ling to ?^33,072. The
interest bearing debt, exclusive of
bonds i.-sued to the Pacific railroad is
:;<'t:0,*.'7S,020, or $19,821 340 lee* than a
month ago. while on the other band
the net cash balance i rsurplus in the
treasury during the past month has
decrcased^wrim S104.v72.4'j0 to .*S5,318,
^35.000,000 for Rivers and ESnrboni.
Cy Tc-icgrapb to The Times. ijj
Washington, D. (,'.. Si-pt. 1 ?Th? '
conference on the rive/ -?! harfior
bill has practically rea/ agree?
ment today, thonsh J rjLj?
detail remain to he*!-^-..,. oetore J
the report can be prepared. The bill j
as it passed tbe House appropriated
$19.973,945. As it passed the Senate,
?25 7i?,b53, and as agreed to in confer?
Wayne Me.Teaah nl the Cave.
By Telegraph to The Times.
LuitAY, Va., Sept. 1.?Hon. W-iyne
McVeagh. of Philadelphia, Pa., with
his family, are here from the South,
guests at the Inn. His party will
spend several days visiting the
caverns and other points of interest.
Mr. McVeigh is much pleased with
the South. .
By Telegraph to Tun Times.
Washington, D. C, Sept. 1 -S-.-n
ate discussed the tariff all day.
Players League, morning games?
Philadelphia: 2; Pitt-burg. 7. Br ...-U-.
Ivn, 1; Chicago, 1". Afternoon games?
Boston, 11; Cleveland. 2. Philadel?
phia, 0; Pittsburg. h. Brooklyn, 7.
Chicago, 6. New York, 10: Buffalo.?;
Hrookiyn, 2; Pittsburg, 3 (third
National League?New York. 4;
Cleveland, 0. Chicago. 10; Boston,
11. Cincinnati, 8; Philadelphia, h.
American Association ? S ? ra> use,
10; Toledo, 11. Athletic, 7; St. Loui-,
2. Rochester, 10; Louisville .". Balti?
more, 0; Columbus, 7. Baltimore, 6;
Columbus. 0 (second game) Syra?
cuse, 7; Toledo, 3 (Second gam*.)
Rochester, 12; Louisville, (j (second
I-'oenKi Unconscious in mi Alley.
A white man named Hap; le was
found last night in the alley behind
the White Elephant saloon, with bis
clothes partly off and his pockets
wrong side out. He had be< n uncon?
scious and helpless for sonic time and
did not know what had happened but
thought he had been robbed He was
taken to the station home in a hand
Robert Mack and James Earnest,
two negro boy \ who were caught in
the alley and suspected of having run
sacked Happle's pockets, were ai,-o ar?
Strack With i> flock.
Charlie Jackson colored, was found
insensible on Bunker Hill last night
about 9 o'clock. Examination showed
that be had received a cevere blow on
the head, lie- recovered conscious?
ness enough to tell that he had been
struck with a reck by Jene Edits.
From the information gathered by
the police it appears that the row
grew out of a gambling sp.vo.? The
negro was in a precarious conditio,*^
at 12 o'clock last night.
Jim, the Penman.
The well known and popular drei?ig;
"Jim the Penman," will b- presented
at tbe Opera House next Saturday.
The play is one of intense interest,
and if the parts are in good hands it
will be by *ar the bei-t production
that has appeared herein the he-: two
-easons. The theater goii g public
ought not to miss it.
By T. lc-raphto Tho Times.
Washington, Sept. 1.?For Vlr>
ginia, fair, followed by showers in the
southern, portion, warmer.
.agents 'or the world-renowned knaba;
?'pianos and the Estey Organs; alo
>A Kranich & Bach and New
i|PiaU''s, wh" "