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Side b;inil suitings, closing price, 7c
Outing cloths in beautiful patterns,
tt 8 and 10c a yard.
Flannelettes iu now and stylish
atterns at i'JU- a yard.
Press ginghams, 5, 8 and 10ca yard.
A few pieces of Scotch ginghams at
:.?c, worth 25c a yard
Still a ew challiesat 4c and C+c a
Also a few more pieces <>f checked
itohair at 35c a yard.
Mohairs iu all shades ar 25, 87J and
'>? a yard.
White goods in all the newest ma
rials and at lowest prices.
A special bargain in pure Turkey
? i table cover.-, 8-4. Tic and S 10 87*C
Table linens, towels and nnpkins in
idless variety, and at prices that
f Another case of white bed quilts at
Ladies' and Gents1 underwear and
>*iery in great assortment and at
Large stoek of bleached and un?
reached cottons and sheetinsrsi n all
Childrens white lace hats and caps
?in Ijc up.
Pans, Fans, Tans, Fans, from 2c up.
KOANOKE, --- - VIRGINIA.
ilEAL ESTATE Agt's!
uu 103 JEFFERSON STREET,
m rt. on Albernurle Street.. 81,900
<ii) rt. on Franklin Road.2,200
V Choice ("or. on Mountain St.. 3,003
10 > ft.on RoanokeSt.(fineshade) 5.00:>
V ine Residence on Jefferson St. 9,30!>
A rare bargain in an entirely
r.ew residence in Hyde Park.
? louse contains Hot and Cold
Water, Stable, Coal and Wood
House. Will make terms to
have the cheapest busi?
ness and residence properties
in the city.
BUILDING ? COMPANY
^E. H. STEWART, President.
H. Gr. COLE, Sec. and Treas.
J. F. BARBOUR, Gen'l Manager.
? ?Rice with Gray & Boswkll, Jef?
Large Brick Buildings a
Homes built on easy pavmeuts. Pat
ronage solicited. Estimates cheer
fuliy furnished on implication.
J. F. BABBOUE.
GEN EU A I< MA WAGER.
1 will offer my entire st< ck of
PRIME COST TO DISCONTINUE
jp1 JVIA'Y To write up their
11*2 FIRST ?VEXUE, S. W.
AT COST. AT COST.
HJ. LINffl.f BERTS CO.]
Real Estate Agents,
Moomaw Block, No. 9.
We have a lino list of property from
which to select.
Iu location, price and terms, vre |
hope to suit all. If you have
PROPER 7 d
They are receiving
To sell or exchange, call.
Best of references given: junlCtf i
FORTUNES FOR MANY.[yKg1^ ?'
Allen, the blacksmith, is "u<>w :i mil?
lionaire through replyini? to an adver?
tisement of unclaimed ;v--t:itfts etc..
etc. ?Tituse, London, M?r. 1st, 1888. j
[f your accestor came from tbu <>iii |
country write to the Eukoheas
Claims Acjkncy. 59 Pearl St.. and '21
SlOue St-, New York Citv, iuelosiujj
?5 ceu'8 for reply, aud Iearu ifyu art!
au hetr to any oi the unclaimed estate*
there, wor tn more tb iu b.lfu bill ion
dollars, ibatrighilv belong, chiefly, to
American descendants ??:' Europeans
win> came to America years <:jio. If:
Etc., Etc., Etc.
your ancestors came ?ver more Lbtm 42 S?!?iTl Ave. S. W.
fifty years aio there .1 orobabilitv '*
that yoa are heir to :?. tortuue.
Unless you want tcjv.ait and examine our fine
and carefully selected stoCK ol
Milhnery aud Cloaks
Vor Laches, Misses, (Children and Infants just
brought from the L'astern and Northern
cities. We will occupy the building
where J. R. Green & Co. formerly kept,
135 SALEM All! I. W. RO?NOXE. VI.
P. S.?Due time will be given for cur
Regular Opening Day.
K. k S. Millinery k Cloak Palace.
The leading house in Southwest
We are now serving the celebrated j \
LYNN HAVEN BAY OYSTERS,
In every style?Fried, Stewed," Broiled,
etc., and we make a specialty of
TO CALL AT
In addition, we have the finest
Pool and Billiard Parlor
in the State.
Ladies' and Gents' Dining
Rooms up stairs.
open all NIGHT.:q
L. F. BURKS,
GAS unJ STEAM FITTER.
And dealer in.all kinds of Plumber,
Gas and Steam Fitters' Supplies:
Prompt Attention to Orders, and
Satisfaction Gu ranterd.
715 M?.in Stroot.
LI CHB?R?, VA.
5 Commerce Street,
^ei2-tf TvOANUKE, TA
es mm m
For 5 ?er&ts?
M CASH GROCER,
154 SALEM AVENUE.
INCREASING THE CITY'S SUP?
PLY OF AQUA PURA.
j NEW IN ALL DIRECTIONS.
Wlmi t lie- Times Reporter Learned
Vcstenlaj ? Eighteen 1 ttousaml ?<>!
I lar* iu bn ?x]>cn?lcn?Plans of ilie
j Gns ami Water Company in Detail.
j Roanoke is a water-drinking city.
: Seventy gallons per capita per day is
the standard consumption of most
cities of the country.
Engineer Rawn, of tbo gas and
water company told a TlMRS re
porter yesterday that the water works
now furnish to tiie city 125 gallons
per capita each day, upon a basis of
17,000 population. There are several
sections that are nor supplied, and a
cry for more water, is continually com?
ing to the ears of the company and
the City Council. Not; only does
Roanoke consume a much larger
quantity of wafer than most cities,
but also a superior quality of water,
the supply coming from as line a
spring us (lows from any mountain
side, and one that will supply future
needs of the city for many years.
Although the present supply is al?
most double the standard rate of con?
sumption the company is extending
main.- tu supply th<> great demand
for more water as la.-r as possible.
TIh> original capacity of the water
works! pi ??: I was sufficient to supply
20,000 people at Roanoke's rate of
consumption. During this year an
idditioua! engine has been put in, in?
creasing the capacity 2,000,000 gallons
per day, or making the supply suffi?
cient to turuish 100 gallons per capita'
for ?tO.iX-'U people. I
Following this are extensive plans j
for laying pipes in different sections j
of the city. A twelve-iiieli main is to!
be extended from the end of the mains
on ford street, along Watts and
Grove, to Campbell, a four-inch main
extending thence out Patterson ave?
nue. This main will cost ?ii,0U0.
A system is to be constructed from
Tazewell down Wise to Pleasant, at a
cost of ?0,000.
A main is to be laid on Earnest ave?
nue from Grove street to Taylor, cost?
ing ?5)00. These mains: are to be ex-j
tended to supply the growing south-!
For the northeast section provision,
is also to be made. A main will cx-l
tend along Commonwealth avenue to
Wells street, and out Wells east, at a
cost of ? 1,000. A loin en-inch mtiin
will be laid along Holiiiiay street,
through the railroad yards, cutting
t il the Machine Work, and supplying
them from a separate system. This
work will cost $4,UC0.
For the benefit of the Alleghany
i nst it ute and the surrounding sect ion
a main will be constructed out Park
street to L/mdon, and out bftudon
1,400 feet, costing $1,800.
Water pipes will be extended along
the Franklin road from Spruce street
to Lyon's avenue to supply the lands
of the Exchange Building and invest?
Other short pipes will be laid in dif?
ferent localities, the Whole cost of
which, with ibosealready mentioned,
will iiggregate ?18,000, according to
the pi ns, which are being executed as
speedily as possible.
The gas and water mains are being
laid on the extension of ."South Jeffer?
son street, and the new streets be?
yond the river, as the work of grad?
ing goes on. si. that streets will not
have to be torn up. This is a part of
the improvements in the soutern part
of the city recently written up in
The company is also increasing the
capacity oi the Gas Works. The
present gas holder has a capacity of
15,000 feet, but is insufficient for the
increasing business of the com?
pany. A new holder, with, a capacity
of 100,000 feet is being put in, and the
machinery ot the entire plant will be
".9 i in (be Pi'uninu" Tonight.
Sir Charles i'oung, the author of
"Jim, the Penman."' is to be credited
with the authorship of a very inter?
esting play of genuine dramatic
merit, and of marked originality.
There is originality in the conception
and in the execution, lie tells a story
in a very natural and consistent man?
ner. He asks you t(- admit the possi?
bility of such a character as James
Ralston. That granted, he proceeds
without 1 he necessity of fun her ap?
peals to your credulity or tolerance.
In the elabo ation ot his story there
is nothing but what you must admit
as rational and logical. A melodrama
rarely appeals to the intelligence, in
its development it often outrages
common sense, but at the same time;
it excites the imagination, and in a
measure sways the senses. In "Jim.
the Penman" there is just enough of
the melodrama to act as " stimulant to
the imagination, iu the scenes of
the play there is throughout gen?
teel, natural comedy. Even in the
more serious incidents there is no de?
parture from the ordinary condition'
of things. The characters are all
natural; the language is appropriate,
and of distinctive quality. The ?'busi?
ness" is very effective?without its
purpose being apparent.
Col. F. A. Krhe, chairman of the
Sixth congressional district Demo?
cratic executive committee, has ap?
pointed the following canvassers:
Halifax-.]. W. Riley, H. E. Edmonds.
Charlotte?"Win. E. Green, Win. H.
Wood Campbell?W. M. Murrell.
Bedford?H. (J. Lowry, E. P. Goggin.
Eotetourt?S. E. Jones, Win. A. Glas?
gow, Jr. Montgomery?J. H. H?ge,
Win. M. Ellis. Roanoke and Reanoke
city?I). H. Stionse. Thos W. Miller,
tynebburg?T. J Ki kpatrick, N. C.
A Itnnawny on ICmlroail Avenue.
A runaway enlivened things on Rail?
road ave.im sti day morning. The
lUiLtu belonged to Morris Joo, and be?
came frightened while standing by
Hotel Felix. The horse ran down the
street, cro>sed the tracks, and started
up Railroad avenue. The buggy col?
lided with a wagon and upset. The
horse was stopped and no one hurt.
At IIis Own Request.
Rev J. J. "Runiberg, who died re?
cently in this city, was buried, at his
own request, on one of the highest
peaks of the Alleghauies, near the
home of his father, several miles 'roin
Christ-iansburg. The grave is in a
lonely place, far from any habitation.
Clliei' Morris Taiics a Vacnliojj.
Chief of Police Morris left yesterday
evening to visit his wife in the east?
ern part of the Statu. ?fnc? Foweft
is acting in his place.
)AY MORNING, SEPT
The Norfolk nud Western's EuhIiicsh
Heavy nil Along the Lino.
The Times told its readers yester?
day about the immense amount of lo?
cal freight handled by the Norfolk
and Western. While not of such local
importance in other places, yet the
increase of freight and passenger traf?
fic is general all along the line. The
forty-lour miles of double track be?
tween Koanoke and Bluefleld, the
construction of which has been made
necessary by the rapid development
of Southwest Virginia, is well under
way. Contractors are at work all
along the line, and the grading is
nearly completed. It is expected to
have trains running over the double
track in about thirty days.
The table of the earning* of ibe
1 Norfolk and Western for July, re
1 cently published in the TIMES, shown
an increase of IG per cent-in freight
traffic, over the previous July, which
w?8 considered a good month. The
same table shows an increase of 54 per
i cent, iu the passenger tralh'osM^-this
I is regarded as one of the best indica?
tions of the development oT this sec?
tion.. The August t?Ble,Vhich is not
yet out, will probainy show a still
f greater increase.
Tiro ReirroeN Escape From Iho Bitter
lion House by u iricKy Euue. *
Thursday night J. C. Bailey, the
night watchman at the station house,
'.v.i-called toacell occupied by live
negroes, the prisoners asking that the
chairs In-removed so t hat they could
lie down and go to sleep. Mr. Bailey
opened the cell door and two chairs
were handed him by the prisoners.
As he was putting the chairs down
outside the cell one of the negroes
jumped at him grabbing him by the
throat. A lively tussle'ensued, dur?
ing which another negro ran out o"
the cell and escaped through a win?
dow that was raised. The negro who
attacked Mr. Bailey also broke loose
and escaped through the same wir
dow. Mr. Baily tired two shots at the
fleeing prisoners, neither of which
THE REAL ESTATE COX\'ESTH>.\. 2
Ttie Xorfwlk Exchange Wlde-A wnhe
niKi rushing i in- Project.
Norfolk, Va.. Sept 5.?The larg- j
esr meeting of the Real Estate Ex?
change of this city yei. held was that i
of yesterday afternoon.
'l iiert! was an earnest and fuil dis- i
cussion of/the coming real estate con?
vention, and Thomas Townsend, Wal- ]
terSharp, <t. M. Pollard. T. F.Rogers
and William Pannill were appointed
to formulate plans and report at. a 1
meeting of the exchange to beheld <
Letters were received from all parts ]
of the State indorsing the proposed 1
convention, and giving assurance of I
assistance in rendering it successful. 1
Tbo I'iedmont Investment Company, j
The Piedmont Investment Ootu- ;
pany was started yesterday with a i
capital of $5.0iK), with power to in- >.
en ase to $l?g00. The object of the
corporation is to deal in real estate ,
and erect buildings. ;
The directors are : George Perkins,
of Cbarlottesville; John S. Howies, of
Wilmington, Va.; W. H. Goodman, i
of Palmyra, and J. B. Traynbam. II.
L Chiles and A. E. King,of Roanoke. i
The officers are. H. L. Chiles, presi?
dent, and A. E. King, secretary and i
treasurer. The principal oflice of the
company will be in Koanoke. The i
stock of the company is divided into ]
shares of $50 each.
Ilie Pnlankl Advertiser.
A joint stock company has been or- i
ganized to publish a weekly paper at
Pulaski; to be called the Pulaski Ad- i
vertiser. Its first number will be is?
sued September 10, and will contain a <
full report of the proceedings in the i
case of Smith, Gaines and Bond,
charged with the murder of John H. .
Coddale, the county treasurer. K L. i
Gardner will be its editor aud general
manager, and its board of directors
will be W. F. Niaholsou, president; J. '
E. Kabrich, secretary and treasurer; .
R. 11. Brown, T. L. Massie. T.X. Ly
ons, King E. Harman, John W. Eck
Dibble Johnson's Error.
Dibble Johnson, who has been in
the employ of the Norfolk and West
em railroad at the round house, was
sent to jail yesterday for stealing a
ring. Jeweler Picken missed a gold i ing
Thursday, and suspected Johnson of
the theft*. A warrant was issued and
yesterday Officer J. H. Vest, of the
police force, arrested him and found
the ring in his possession. He was
given a hearing before Judge Bower
ton, who lined him $20, and in default
of payment he was sent to jail.
Bright Days tor Alleuhany Institut?.
President C. F- James, of AUeghany
Institute, will return to Roanoke to?
day. Since leaving here he has been
actively engaged in forwarding the
interests of his splendid institution,
lie has attended six district associa?
tions in different parts of the State,
and has met everywhere a cordial re?
ception. The outlook for the coming
school session is bright, and Roanoke
boys will be expected on hand bright
aud early Monday, September 15th.
Railroad Earnings for the X. A W.
During the fourth week of August,
the earnings of the Norfolk and
Western railroad, including the Scioto
Valley extension, were $140.000, an
increase of $14,532 for the correspond?
ing week last year. For the month
of August the earnings were $612,129,
an increase of $03,001,
ABOUT THE HOTELS. <
At the Hotel Felix last night a
Times reporter met C. D. Ban
spmer, who has charge of an engineer?
ing corps inlaying off the new city of
Buchanan, about twenty-seven miles
from Roanoke on the Shenaudoah
Valley railroad. ''Buchanan now!
j promises to be a city of fair propor
j lions" said he "and everything is ? ov
I ing on smoothly. It already has the
j Shenandoah Valley and R. &D. roads,
and will be on the new lin? of the
I Chesapeake and Ohio,and probably be
theterminus of the Virginia Western. I
Ground was broken today for an ele- j
gaht $100,000 hotel. Buchanan is one I
of the best gaps on the Blue Ridge
for the passage of railroads, and is
bound to be a city
Charles Dugsdale, a Veteran trav?
eling man, who represent the
Architectural Iron Works, of Spring?
field, Ohio, has been in the city a day
or two. At the Continental Hotel last
night, he said to a TrsiESman "I have
, traveled nearly all over the United
States, but Roanoke is the greatest
i town of its size I have ever seen yet,"
The rush in Roanoke's hotels con?
tinues. Hotel Roanoke was crowded
i last iilgnt, arid furns on petfpTe every
EMBER 6, iHDO.
THE CAROLINA CHAMPIONS
SCORE AT LAST.
AN EXCITING (ME OF BASE-BALL
A Hcnro of Nix I? Four fa Favor ol
Winston?A Llvoly Contcst-^riroUie
Hit lor Seven, i;ut the Visitors' Er?
rors Tblek?Xotes ami Comments.
The third gams of the series be
tween the Roanokesand the Winston
club was won bv the latter after a hot
contest, and to Bennett is the victorj
due, for two men were on bases when
his homer was knocked.
The Roanokcs played a beautiful
Gelding game with but two errors, an
excusable one by Alex Brodle, arid
one by Quarles, who held the ball
and let a man score. The Win I >n
boys did better batting than on the
day previous, and touched Brodi up
for seven hits,including two two b ig
gr-rs and a home run, while the home
tea monly secured four singles from
McGain, The fielding of the visitors
was away below the average, and ;!i
error column looks fat.
The first inning was not char icterized
by any run getting,but the Winsb n'e
made a nice double play. Steve Wig
more was on tirst when Ford knocki d
a corker to center la id. El wasqn
ly returned to second* and Steve was
pat out. Rosenthal was first at the
bat in the second and he reached lirsl
on a scratch hit. I. Brodie sacrillc
and advanced him a peg; he weut to
third on Kirby'shir and home on a
passed ball. A Brodie struck out and
Dolan died before he rea died first.
Benner, C. Jonesjy-;) Wade .
victims. Roanoavv4: Winston.0.
Neither side cross's-the rubber in
the third. The fun. began in the
fourth, but it was amusement for the
wrong side and those who bad up
anything on the home boys ul
on a very solemn look. The Roa
Q?ke'a failed to cross the plate
For Winston, Lanier hi: to cen
ter and -.vent to second on the
rumble of short, which gave Farrell s
life at first. Benner knocked a little
one which forced out Lanier al * tird
C. Jones hit a beauty to center 1 rine
ing in Farrell and Benner. Benn
?.fhois probably the smallest man on
the Winstons, was the next b
Two men were on the bases and i:
was the batsman's time to distiuguifih
himself and Bennett was equal to the
occasion. The first good ball thai
was thrown came in contact with his
[dcee of willow; it had whiskers on it
and dropped with the usual "dull,
dekening thud" on the other si ! ? ol
the right field fence. The ball wen1
over the fence in almost the same
place tbatDolan'a homer did and the
yell tbat went up was almost .
deafening. Five runs, whew! It
somewhat disconcerted the Roi
boys but they soon recovered, and
Jones and Keeley ended the agon} by
getting out. Roanoke, L; Winston, 5.
Again in the fifth no runs were
marked on the blackboard, in the
sixth Quarles reached first on an er?
ror. Rosenthal did likewise, and on
errors by the third baseman and left
fielder chased Quarles home. 1 Bro?
die hit safelv but was forced out by
Kirby. A. Brodie istruck out-, h
stole second and went to third i
home on [[passed bally. Dolan was
made a present of a base on balls, bu1
Widgins died at first bag. The Win?
ston boys went out in one, two, three
order. Roanoke, 1; Winston, ?">.
Roanoke did not score any n ore
during the game.
In the eighth Lanier knocked a two
bagger, and he was followed by Far- 1
rell who duplicated the performance,
bringing Lunier home. Benner, C
Jones, and Wade were out in quick
?succession. The score follows:
n. In. p.o. *. e
Witrmnr". ill. 0 0 3 :J 0
Font. I. f. ii 1 1 '1 0
iuarlcs, r. f. t 0 i> 0 I
Keufer. rf. 0 0 1 0 0
Rosentbal, lb. 2 l n u 0
t. Brodie. p. 1113 0
Kirby, c. 0 1 7 0 o
A. Brodle. S9. 0 0 1 1 1
Dolan, c. f. o 0 0 I 0
VVidgta, 31). 0 0 l it 0
Totals. 4 4 21 11 2
R, 111. V.O. A. K
McGain, If. 0 0 1 2 0
Lanier, er, 3b. 1 3 1 t 0
Farrell. 2d. 1.1 4 5 0
Benner, r.f. I 0 0 l i
C. Jones, 3b. cf. j i i I 4
Wade.s.s. i o n 1
Dennett, l.f. c. 1 I 8 2 n
J; Jones, lb. o 0 12 0 0
Keeley, c l.f. 0 I o o 0
Totals. 0 T 27 13 :
prone bt insisos.
1 S 3 4 5 0 .7 8 9
Roanoke .... 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0-4
Winston ....0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0-0
Earned runs, Winston. 4. Twb^basc hits,
Lanier. Varrcll. Home run, Bennett, Saeri
llco hits, 1. Brodie. C. Jones. Bases stolen,
Dolan, C, Jones, Keeley. Doubl.-plays. Lanier
to.I. Jones. Bases on balls, oil McGain. 3,
off Brodie. L Struck out, by Brodie.:.. by Mc?
Gain, S. Passed balls. Bennett, 2. Wild pitches,
McGain, 3. Missed grounders, A. Brodle, Ben?
ner, C.Jones, 4, Wade, 2. Wild throw, 0 a,. -
Time of frame, 1:28. Umpires, Welch end
The following is the battery order
for today: Roanokes?Wiemore, 2;
Ford, If; I. Brodie, rf; Rosenthal, lb;
Quarles, p; A. Brodie, es; Dolan, cf;
Widgin, ob; Keefer, c.
They Seem to Hare WoJce
From the Twin City Diuly.
Roaxokk, Ve., Sept. 3.?Roanoke
wins today. Score btood: Roanoke,
<i; Winston. 0. Our boy?did not sleep
a wink last night as they were t raveir
ing most of the time and failed to
get any hotel accommodations at
Lvncbburg, hence the cause of defeat.
McGnnn pitched a very fioe game.
W. A. Baity,
Mr. Baity returned home last night
in response to a telegram announcing
the ihness of his wife.
From Winston Correspondent Charlotte
Last night the Winston Base Bali
Club, the champions of North Caro?
lina, left to play four games with the
Roanoke team, the champion of Vir?
ginia. Great interest is manifested
here, and telegrams will be received
j at the end of each inning. Roanoke
j will come to Winston next week, also
j Richmond, to play our boys on their
I own grounds.
From the Bristol Xews.
j The R^oanokes yesterday played the
Winston club, who claim the cbam
I pionsbip of the Carolinas. A 4 to 0
game. This if Roanoke's first game
; since they played down here at a
, place called Knoxvitfe. Roanoke
I feels easier now.
j The Tistes office has been removed
to the new building corner Third
f ave'nuo aUcL Jirst Btfeeti, r-buttiwcst..
A QUIET Till EE.
The House or J. W. Chafin Burglarized
and no one Awakened.
The house of Mr. J. W. Chafin, v. ho
lives at No. 542 Ernest avenue, was
burglarized yesterday morning be
between 2 and o'clock. The burglar
entered the house through a window
and went into a room in which Mr.
Chafln'stwo brothers were sleeping
with a lamp burning low. Thev
broke Into tin-* wardrobe in the room",
and took Mr. Chafin's Sunday suit ol
clothes, $10. and three quilts. '
A considerable amount of clothing,
a watch worth $25 and $8 in mone)
belonging to one of his brothers were
also taken. A number of small articles
The burglar entered the house, did
Iiis work and left without arousing
STATE M EDK A J^SOCI EIV.
Irs Annual Session at ?:<><?:;brl;!
Alum Spring? Concluded.
ROCKBRIDGE ALUM SPftUT?S, Septr
?The State Medical Society has ad
journed to meet next year at Lynch?
burg. Dr. liiinter McGuire's. ?100
prize for the best original essay on a
special topic was awarded to Dr. R
M. Slaughter of the Theological Sem?
inary of Virginia* A resolution offer?
ed by Dr. Jacob Michaux, of Rich?
mond, was adopted.
'"That it shall be ? prerequisite for
fellowship in the the Medical Society
of Virginia to ail future applicants
for such relationship that every can?
did ;tc shall have obtained a diploma
from some reputable medical college."
Dr. VV. \V. Darker, of Richmond,
was unanimously chosen president
for the coming year.
Dr. John W. Dillard, of Lynchburg,
Va., Dr. Jacob Michaux,- of Rich?
mond, and Dr. II. M. Patterson, of
Staunton, Va.. were elected first, sec?
ond and third vice presidents.
The following old officers were re
elected: Dr. Landon 13- Edwards, of
Richmond, Va.. recording secretary;
Dr. John P. Vvrinn,of Richmond, Va.,
corresponding secretary; and Dr. R. T.
Style, of Holling, Va., treasurer.
A DIG DEAL.
t,i Durham'* Enterprising < iii
"'?1 Preparing Jo stir Things Up.
DURHAM, N. C, Sept. 5.?The Dui
hain Consolidated Improvement Com?
pany has been organized with $1,000,
000 Capital. The officers are: Presi?
dent, J. S. Carr, president of Black
well Tobacco Company; vice-presi?
dent. A- B. Andrews, second vice
president of Richmond and Danville
railroad: secretary and treasurer, R.
H. Wright; general manager, John
The consolidated company has
bought of die Durham Land and Se?
curity Company 800 acres, of the
West Durham Land Company 286
acres, of the Enterprise Land and
Trust Company 213 acres?1 in all 815
acres of land lying partly v. it hin and
partly without the city limits. The
company will also operate street ears
and construct lints to all points nec?
essary for the convenience of the
public. It will also build telegraph
ami telephone lines and establish a
system of water-works. At a conve
nient and conspicuous point in the
city the company will erect a modern
hotel at a cost of's?O.OOO.
First race, one mile?King-ton won.
Kyrie l>. second, Eleve, third. Sec?
ond race, Partridge stakes, three
quarters of mile on turf?-Strath-1
meath won, Lord Harry second, Lizzie
'.::uid; time, 1:15:3-0- Third race, Fu-|
tnrity course?Baby Beach . won.
Clarendon second, Costa Rica^tbird;
time. 1:10 2-5. Fourth race, crteVaudl
one-eighth miles selling?Los .^Vireles
won, Kric second, Chemise third; time.'
! :55.Sixth race.one mile on turf?Black
?Thorn won, Young Duke second,
Carnot third; time, 1:43.
Unable to Get a Qaornm.
A meeting of the City O'ouneil was
called for last night to' consider a
proposition in regard to the use of
the rock crusher and to re-consider
the action of the council in accepting
the resignation of Councilman Mc
Oahan, who has decided not to change
his residence. Council men Han
t borne, JlcConnell. Shehah and>J
Skinker were present These not be
inga quorum, no business was trans?
. Ease-ball Yesterday.
National League?New York, 0;
Brooklyn, 1. Players" League?Bos?
ton, 4: Philadelphia, .">; Buffalo, 13;
Cleveland, 5: Brooklyn. 12; New .York;
4. American Association?Syracuse,
12; St. Louis, 3
.Salem Sews NotM.
condea?c;l from the Tiiues-Uejnster.
The number of new faces daily seen
oh Salem's streots is just astonishing
And in most cases they are here to
There were only six marriage licenses
issued by the county court clerk for
the month of July?four whites and
The Salem Silver Cornet Band has
-i cured the contract to furnish music
for the Lynchburg fair this year.
The regular annual meeting of
Duukards of this county, will begin
at their church in rheGreen Ridge,on
Saturday and continue over Sunday.
Lieutenant Thomas D. Griffin, of
bhe L'nited States navy, has been
spending a few days in Salem, visiting
his mother, brother, and a host of
Probably for the first time in Salem's
history a John Chinaman was seen
perambulating our streets this weetc,
looking around with a view of locat?
ing. He "no speakee,nosayee muchee
to Melican man "
Mr. F. 0. Stetson, of Newton, Mass.,
has been appointed chemist of the
Salem Furnace Company, and is now
busi'y engaged in fitting up his labora?
tory for testing ores.
Contracts have been signed for the
, location of the machine shops and
j a foundry for the manufacture of all
kinds of machinery for roller flouring
mills, oiher machinery, and also wood
work. Mr. ?? dward Corbett, of Wash?
ington city, who has made the con?
tract has "had large experience in
furnishing mill supplies. He con?
tracts to be ready to begin the erec?
tion nf building* in forty days The
capiti 1 of the company will be ?100,
000. and they will begin operations
with at least fifty skilled mechanics,
the works to be increased as the work
progresses. The site secured is just
east of the ic*? plant, fronting 300 feet
along the Norfolk and Western rail?
road, and running back to include an
i area of five acress.
ISo house in the country has a
higher reputation for fine pianos and
? organs and reasonable prices than the
1 Bobbie Music Company, Lynchburg,
j Va. It is therefore to your interest
to examine their instruments before
i nnrchaslne. They never lo?e ft oustc
I mer tthen quality of gob?? And prices
Urttatot for anything.
PRICE MY E CKV|\s,
GATHERED FROM ALL SOURCES
RAILROAD WRECKS AND DISASTERS
Two Passenger find Two Freight
Train* Wrecked, Wiih Filial ReMnlU
?Congressional Kews?The K'orloik
Kcal Estate Convention.
Ai-ha.w, Sept. 5.?A passenger train
on the Central and Hudson railroad
was wreckedJast night by a rail be?
ing placed across the track. All the
cars were thrown from the track. No
one was killed, but several were seri?
Plaitsb?RG-, N. Y., Sept. 5 ?A pas?
senger train on the Delaware and
Hudson railroad, duo here at 7:05
o'clock this morning, was run into
by a freight train at Howards. Uoth
engines were badly damaged, and En?
gineer Murray and Fireman Starr, of
the passenger train, and one passen
g >r were killed.
Dkxisox, Tex., Sept. 5.?The south
bound freight train on the Missouri,
Kansas and Texas road was ditclred
at Checotah, Indian Territory, yes
terday afternoon and Engineer Doud
and Fi rem.m Abbeson were killed.
The engineer was buried under the
debris ol sixteen cars. After the
wreck the train took, tire and wa:; de?
[SflPlIENNY, Mich., Sept. 5.?Eight
miners were buried in Lake Augetine
mine by a cave-in on the sixth level
this morning. Evervnwflort is bein
made to rescue'^Sfaar-xire ?aren are
alive and are communicated with by
means of the pipe used to convey
comiiressed air for the power drills.
LarchELLB, France. Sept. 5.?A
disastrous explosion occurred today
at a-dynamite magazine at Palhce
dock. Ten periods weie instantly
killed and many others injured.
Salakica, Sept. 5.-?The fires which
broke out almost simultaneous in dif?
ferent parts of^town yesterday, and
destroyed 12,000 houses and most of
the public buildings, have been ex?
Will Kanni Keirfg
New York, Sept. 5.?a Washing?
ton special to the Commercial Adver?
tiser says: A report apparently weil
founded is current today that the re?
cent developments in the Pension of?
fice scandal make it very probable
that Pension Commissioner Haunt's
resignation will soon be in the hands
of the President. If Mr. Raum does
not resign hi? removal is thought to
Praised by Jlie JX;
loxdost, Sept. 5.?The Morning
Post, in a notable leader, praises the
trades-union congress, and declares
ha > he proceeding of that br?dy are
marked by a great deal of good sense.
The PreHidenl Outing.
WASHlffGTOy, Sept. 5.?The Pun?
dent, accompanied by Mrs. Harrison,
Private Secretary Qaiford, and his
stenographer. Miss Sauger, left Wash?
ington this morning for Cressoh, Pa.
Twine on the Free Mm.
V/ASHlNOTOi'. Sept 5.?The Senato
put twine on the free list today. The
tariff debate was continued all day.
Breekeuridgc. of Arkansas Unseated.
WaSHIXGTOX, Sept. 5.?The House
unseated Mr. Dreckenriege, of Arkan
?rue Knoxville Reunion.
Kxoxvij.lk, Tenn., Sept. ."/?An
elaborate programme ins been pre?
pared for the reunion of the Confed?
erate and LTuion Veterans to take
place here next month; On Tuesday,
October 7, there will be a reception of
visitors by the various committees
from 7 a. in. to 2 p. m . which will be
followed by an address of welcome de?
livered from the grand tent At night
retentions will be held by veteran or?
ganizations in a big tent and the dif?
ferent headquarters. The programme
for Wednesday, the grand reunion
day, includes" speeches by invited
speakers, to be followed by a grand
barbecue at Fort Saunders, a tourna?
ment at 2 o'clock by the Knoxville
Tourn iment Association, and private
receptions at night. On Thursday a
competitive drill in the morning by
the different military companies, at ?
o'clock a sham battle, nnd at night- a
grand peace jubilee will conclude the
Richmond Capitalists fit Luets.
RlCHMOM), Va., Sept. 0.?Four
Richmond gentlemen are interested
to the extent of two and half millions
in a mining enterprise soun to operate
some newly-discovered ore beds which
are represented to be the richest in
the world. They are about thirtyr
live miles from Seattle, Washington.
A companv with $5,000,000 capital >*as
been chartered to develop the rich
property, and Messrs. T if- Logan,
James B. Pace. E. D. Christian, and
James H. Doolay control one hair the
The First Clearance.
Norfolk. Va., Sept. 5.?The steam?
ship Sicilia is the iirst cotton ship to
get a clearance from this port this,
season, and she takes out to Liverpool
3,500 bales of new corton, which she
will deliver in September, an unusual
thing in the cotton business of tt: is
3275.000 In Stock.
KXOXVILLK, Tenn., Sept "..?The
city council hasiakeu rhk.fjmd st-ps
i to complete the ordinance Ky, ws iuh
! the city subscribes to ?575.01,0 f t-toek
j in the Knoxville Southern la.hoat
Mayor Evans' Conrt.
I Mayor Evans fiuithed his work
' quickly yetterday morning. Georg*
j Clemson was fined $2 for drunkenness
'Peter Munday wa* adjudged a vag
j rant and fined $10. In default of pay
j ment he was sent to jail.
! A dwelling in the southwest ern sec?
tion of the city. Will pay big rent
i six months in advance. Possession
i wanted in twenty days Apply to
i sept2-4t ? , E. Dtm*:h.
Old exchaDgsrV ?aJe it rfete
Tnfira office; 2Uct:^ ^180.