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THE ROANOKE TIMES.
EVERY MORNING, EXCEPT MONDAY.
ROANOKE TIMES PUBLISHING CO.,
Publishers and Proprietors.
Third avonuo and First street, southwest.
TELEPHONE NUMBER 184.
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tho week In a more condensed form, one year,
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ROANOKE. VA., OCTOBER I, 1890.
The Times controls the fran
chises of both the Associated
Press and the United Press,
and is the only paper in the
cit}' publishing regular telc
i graphic dispatches.
ItETTEK THAN ITS WORD.
As anticipated: the Norfolk and West?
ern railroad bcci mos the purchaser of
the Shenandoali Valley railroad, and.as
predicted in TllK Times, the Norfolk
and Western's liberal policy of develop?
ment will bo extended to the annexed
territory. Already on the heels of the
purchase, comes the announcement, of
several important improvements oon_
templatcd by the company.
It will built tl o finest dep.% on its
-whole system here in Itoanokc,
It olfers to improve and p?V(> t]l() Up.
proaohes to the depot arj 8t,roota
surrounding its property ana maintain
them in condition lr,tv Qfcharge to the
It will lay r now passenger trat k
from beyond t1,,, f,irntt0e8.
President fomi,all authorizes the an?
nouncement 0f hjs purpose to erect, a
triumpQaj granite pile on the summit of
*"00aland Park to mark the progress of
Roanoke from a straggling village of
r^OO people to a lusty city of :.'t),00t! in?
THREE NOTABLE DESERTIONS.
The Conference report on the tariff
"bill has been adopted in both Houses of
Congress and now goes to the President
for his signature. Senator Carlisle's
criticisms of the bill were masterly
from the Democratic standpoint, though
its defonse was in able bands.
But the event which will draw most
attention was the desertion of tho Re?
publican Senators, Plumb. Paddcck and
Pettlgrow. Representing tho throe great
States of Kansas. Nebraska and South
Dakota, which stretch over twelve hunj
dred miles of territory north and south,
they have definitely broken away from
their party on a great party issue.
Such desertions' are never without
strong reasons, and those reasons are
usually found in the attitude of their
constituents. Whether they have gauged
tho tempers of the 11 publicans of
their States, ".hieb have with scarcely
a break been Republican from birth, will
be learned in November.
A TRUE COM U ENT.
The Norfolk Landmark prints the
news about the coining of the Duval
Engine Works from Kanesvillo to this
city, tho donation of five acres of land
and the subscription oi' $20,000 to its
stock and then comments thus: j
Does anybody ask what the secret of
"Roanoke's wonderful growth and suc?
cess is? The answer in found in the
above paragraph. A bona Ado enter- :
prise Call get a proposition like that in
twenty minutes at Roanoke. The peo?
ple know what to do mid do it. A word
to the wise, should be sufficient.
A SIGNIFICANT REPORT.
The letter-carriers' report prepared by
Assistant Postmaster O'Brien for the
month of September contains some com?
parisons worthy of attention. Tho in?
crease in business over that of August
is over 12 per cent., and the Increase
over September of last year is nearly
?00 per cent. Comment, is unnecessary.
Hut will the Postollice department
please take notice?
FOUR NE W NAVAL V ESS ISI .s.
Strong interest, is excited in Wash?
ington over tho result of the bids tobe
opened at the Navy Department to?
day for tho construction of three great
battle-ships and a triple acrrw steamer.
Nearly 815,000,000 is appropriated for
their construction. Undoubtedly nickel
steel plates will be ordered for their
?An opinion prevails that they will be
divided among several Shipyards, The
Cramps, of Philadelphia, will get one or
two. Tho Scotts, of the Union Iron
Works, San Francisco, will bo reasona?
ble suro of another, while some of the
Wilmington people will make a strong
bid for the third.
Secretary Tracy uses considerable lati?
tude in passing upon the bids, as he did
when he took the line of battle ship
away from tho Scotts in tho spring und
gave it to tho Cramps, though tho for?
mer's bid on tho official plans whs sev?
eral thousand the lower.
The t ramps shrewdly put in a supple?
mental bid on a set of elastic plans, with
a new arrangement of tho boilers,which
enabled the Secretary to give them the
MISS WHEKLUCK'S INNOVATION
A paragraph is going the rounds of
the papers that Miss Kate Irwin Wheo
lock. of Milwaukee, is gaining fame and
money by teaching whist.
"While Miss Wheelcck," says the
item, "acknowledges for her masters
the recognized authorities of the game, i
Pole. Campbell, Walker, etc., she claims
an original method of teaching, and has i
introduced what she calls a purely !
American innovation into tho game; in?
stead of exposing the last card of the !
deck as the trump, she cuts the trump !
from a pack not in play and exposes it '
throughout the hand."
Then Miss Wheelcck is teaching
something which is not whist.
Tukuk is going to be a big charity
doll show in New-York next December.
Five thousand beautiful dolls dressed
by Mrs. Harrison and ?ither charitable
: ladies will bo a part lot" its exhibit.
? Frizes of several hundred dollars will be
I given to tho ladies who flress the dolls
j most stylishly. The dolls are providejj
[ free of expense by Messrs. Arkell,
1 Harrison, proprietors of Frank ,J>,;'s|i(.'s
! Illustrated Newspaper, Who/givo tho
? fair- stalls arc givon in>tbo current
? L es lie's. *r
j Tub Norfolk P%iic ledger, one of
j the meatiest :uid/luost compact papers
j in Virginia, h?,. ,.t)|I!(. (Mlt ln ., new drcs8
j fr0ra headJg^toot< u is really :i remark
I able paof,. r((1. t]u, nm0unt of news it
S^fth its small pages.
stau vim; n:t::.am>.
The Potato Kot (ins Cut Off Her I'oml and
n Kamine Threatens.
nkw Y?UK, Sept. 30.?|Spocial> ?
The Sun to-morrow will publish an dp
peal to tho people of America from tho
American committee for relief of the
famine in In land. Most trustworthy
information from public and private
sources in all parts of Ireland is thai a
complete failure of the potato crop
makes another great famine inevitable.
The point of actual suili ring from hun?
ger has not yet been reached, but tho
days of starvation are not far off.
The movement is on foot among well
known men not connected with any
political body to bring to the attention
of America tin1 appalling calamity
which now threatens Ireland, before
actual death from hunger has claimed
any victims. It has been decided to or?
ganize under the name of the American
Committee for the Relief of Famine in
The American committee contains the
following names: Chairman, .lames
Grant Wilson: honorary chairmen.
Rutherford It. Hayes, (frover Cleveland:
vice-chairmen. James Redpath, George
Eckert, Elliot F. Shepard, James Phil?
lips, Jr.: treasurer. The New York Sun:
secretary. Arthur Dudley Vlnton.
The appeal says t he worst fears have
been realized. The potato rot blast has
spread through all parts of Ireland.
its iiVISt: THKIWS.
Tho Hoc.-.- Exhibits the Usual Signs ?,r
Washixotox, Sept. 30.?[Special]?
Throughout the afternoon there was
manifested in the House every appenr
ancoof an early dissolution of Congress.
Tin- memberscongregated in tho space
in front of the Speaker's desk and ear?
nestly sought for recognition.
Such as wore recognized had., for the
most part, only private bills to bo con?
sidered. Ilolman, of Indiana, had bill
of a constituent for the rccovory of
?200 for a horse taken by United States
troops during the war.
lb- immediately became a target for
vocal slings and sarcasm of member:,
who have suffered from his numerous
objections: but the discussion was en?
tirely good natured, ami his bill was
permitted .to be passed. The House
dually discovered itself without a quo?
rum, and at 3:4? adjourned.
Major Lewis' Subscription.
Major Andrew Lewis subscribed ?500
to the hospital fund yesterday.
What Our Con tempor?r lea Have to Say of
The Times' New Departures.
From the FincastloHerald.
Tuk ROANOKE Timks. one of our most
welcome exchanges,has been enlarged to
an eight-page forty-eight column paper,
and is quite attractive in appearance.
It is printed on a new Hoe double sylin
der press, and is a well edited, excellent
newspaper. Wo wish Tut; Timks suc?
cess in its new departure.
From the Salem Thncs-ltcglstcr.
The enterprising and newsy Timks. of
Roanoke. is now an eight-page forty
eight column paper and is a credit to
the Magic. City, it so ably represents.
From tho Washington Sunday Herald.
Tuk Roanokk Times comes to us en?
larged to eight pages and generally im?
proved in appearance, so now it is one
of the handsomest and largest papers in
Virginia. Messrs. Grantly and Hrowne,
i formerly of this city, are energetic and
j capable newspaper men. and if th?
j thriving city of Roanoke gives them the
i support they deserve they are bound to
j succeed. Nothing contributes more to
I the development of a town than a
live newspaper, and that Messrs. (Jrandy
and Hrowne are giving Itoanoko. Suc?
cess to them and to the future great
city of Southern Virginia.
From the Dlucllckl Exponent.
This popular daily came out Friday in
a complete new form and dress, it now
being a six-column quarto. It is pub?
lished by a stock company who propose
to oxpond some money in making it the
leading daily in the Southwest. They
have several telegraph franchises and a
l?ge corps of correspondents, and will
undoubtedly make a success of it.
THE TIMES advertises Situations
Wanted and Founds freo of charge.
THK TIM ks* lMtIZE CONTEST.
Desiring to stimulate popular interest
in Roanoko's welfare and development.
we offer as a prize uno year's subscrip?
tion to Tin-: TlMKS for the best sugges?
tion for the improvement and benefit of
Each communication must bo limited
to 11 fty words, and ho signed by a
fictitious name, tho real name of the
writer accompanying tho article, but
not for publication.
The contest will bo open until Sun?
day, October 13, and the suggestions
will bo printed from day to day.
The judges on tho merits of tho sug?
gestions will be Captain .1. II. Wingate,
Thomas \V. Miller, Esq., nnd Dr. A. /.
Keiner, who havo kindly consented to
act in that capacity. Their judgment
w ill be absolute und final.
A ISuiMliiK Inspector.
To tub Editor ok Tiik Times: If
Roanoke hasn't a building inspector
the appointment of one would be
wise. Persons ought not to be allowed
louse the walls of adjoining buildings as
party walls. Knoxville had a big accident
recently from the ereotion of a faulty
structure. Let us prolit by experience.
A l ire Ata.nj J^,,,'
To thk Ki?uv;fc ?;,? TllM T,?KS: rho t
ujV ?.y^ut to provide an electric tire
! *M\ri system. Roanoke hasn't had a
?'j.'i-ge conflugation yet. and one doscn't
want one. Prkcautiox.
A Police Justice.
To thk editor ok Tut: Timks: The
mayor'sofltce should be given its proper
dignity by having a justice appointed to
try the cases of the police court. The
mayor would then. also, have more time
to devote to the important business of
his office. Common Skxsk. i
To thk Editor of Tin: Tikks: The
City CounCil should hurry up (he ort b
tion of overhead bridges. Their com?
pletion w ill give a great impetus to tIn?
growth of the northwestdistrict, and in?
sure safety of life and limb.
For Wholesale Hou.sch.
To tiik Editor of thk Timks: If
capitalists would put their nioucy into
the erection of buildings for w holesale
houses, great good would accrue to Roan?
oke. As was shown by interviews in
Thk Timks recently, the establishment
of wholesale shoe and dry goods houses
would add largely to our trade, by en?
abling merchants to buy all their goods
in Roanoke. G. X. o.
ABOUT THE HOTELS.
Judge W. R. Staples, of Richmond,
was at Hotel Roanoke yesterday, lie
is a remarkable looking man with a
strong, forcible expression, and a de?
cidedly handsome man. The judge is
tine of the most prominent lawyers of
the Old Dominion, and enjoys a large
practice. He is one Of the counsels for
the Norfolk and Western railroad.
A reporter of Tiik TlMRS met ('apt.
Cannon Patterson at Hotel Rbanoke
yesterday, lie is much in love with
Roanoke. Said he:
??Roanoke is entitled to the name of
the '.Magic City.' Already surpassing
Lynchburg, it bids fair soon to be the
leading city in the State. Why not?
It is convenient to inexhaustible sup?
plies of the best iron ore and cooking
coal perhaps in America, and it seems
to be a settled fact that iron can be
manufactured cheaper here than in
Pennsylvania. Owing to the great
depth of tho cooking coal mined in F.ng
land and its oonseqent increase in price,
t'.iat country can no longer bo a com?
petitor with America in making pig
icon for the markets of the world. The j
use of iron is increasing faster than the i
production. lb neo it is difficult to !
ton cast the great prosperity yet to
come, not only to Roanoke, but to
Virginia. In the place of advising
young men to West I shall advise them
to go to Roanoke."
Major Asa Rogers, of Petersburg,
blondo gray moustached and conrtly,
is at Hotel Roanoke. lie is the younger
brother of Captain Mort M. Rogers, of
Roanoke, two years younger and a leetle
handsomer. For eight years be has
been General Mahono'spolitical lieuten?
ant and right hand. "I have given up
polities." said he. "and am going to
locate in Roanoke. This administra?
tion has no recognition for the only ele- ]
incut in the South which'could have
built up tho Republican party here.
The Northern Republicans want the
South solid, and are working to keep
"Genoral Mahono. too, has abandoned
politics. He has spent years out of bis
life and money without stint to build up
the Republican party in this State, and
now the Northern Republicans turn
around and seat the negro L?ngsten in
the Petersburg district.
"I don't know whether Langston will
run again. If he does, he will be buried.
Mr. Venablo refused tho Democratic
nomination,, because his business de?
manded his time. Do you know the
Venables have the third largest tobacco
establishment in America? They pay
swoon a day in tobacco taxes. When I
was collector of the Petersburg district
under Arthur, they paid $000,000 a year
A Ciootl SuttgeHtlon.
Rl.UKFIKI.D, Sept. :i7.
Editor Roanokk Timks: Tho notice
in TlIK Timks of to-day. with reference
to the visit of the liritish Iron and Steel
Institute delegates and members of
Gorman and French societies of like
eminence, arouses great interest wher?
ever it is read.
1 look forward with much pleasure to
the delightful rceeption they will meet,
with at Roanoke and other cities and
places along the now immense lir.0 of
the Norfolk and Western Railway.
It would yield mo the greatest satis?
faction, as a member of the reception
committee, if the phenomenal progress
and development of this entire region,
for the last live or six years, could, in
some way. be clearly presented to our
distinguished and very welcome visitors
while at Roanoke. Yours faithfully,
C. R. BOVD.
Rowaro of Frauds.?-He sure ycuget
the genuine Dr. Thomas' Eolootric Oil.
It cures, colds, croups, asthma, deaf?
ness and rheumatism.
No. 110 Commerce Street,
Will ofTer this week new fall goods in
Our buyer has recently returned from
the Eastern markets, and wo aro now
prepared to offer a much handsomer and
more complete line of
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS ANILSL?AKS
Than has ever b^pfc bocu snowc.a ln
"*..?C8 of this ami surrounding suc?
tions will do well tu consult us either in
person or through tho mails before
making tiieir fall purchases.
The exact date of our
Grand Fall Opening
Will be announced next week.
Our specialties?Dress goods, bouse
furnishings, ladies*, misses' ami child?
Heironifflus & Brush
A Card to the Public.
We take pleasure in announcing
to the public that we are
i-( cciving daily our
Spring and Summe Goods,
Such as a line line of
TRIMMINGS TO MATCH.
We make a specialty in mourning goods.
Three hundred pieces of dress ging?
hams from (> cents upwards. Wo
have a splendid line of
towels, napkins and
table lines. Our
Such as handkerchiefs, ladles' and child?
ren's hose, cannot be surpassed
We Have Just Received
Over one thousand pieces of Swiss and
Hamburg edgings, fiouncings in 1
black and white.
Do not make tip any more underwear
when yon can buy them at
and .V.i cents apiece in
gowns as well as skirls.
Try one of our Kabo corsets, as they
are guaranteed for twelve months.
We art; the agents for the Foster kid
gloves, the best on the market.
We keep a full lino of beaded capes as
low as 82 a piece.
In fact, you can find anything that is
kept in a first-c.lass.dry goods house
at the lowest prices.
Do not pass us by, but como in, as we
take a pleasure in showing goods.
122 Salem avenue.
REAL ESTATE AGENCY.
Twelve Storo-Houses on Salem Avenue.
Ten Building Dots on Campbell Street.
LOTS ON THE WEST END BOULE?
Frcm 8000 to ;?l,r>oo. In Bollmont, from
8400 to 8500.
A CO )D PLACE TO INVEST.
Near the College Institute from 8300
HOUSEKEEPERS, HfjfeL PROPRIETORS!
And everybody ?jMouya groceries,
LOOK TO Y015 INTEREST.
You want to save your i
And the stock large a\
Pure and fresh, cnj f had by calling.
Jefferson street. H Grocery man.
fcy by buying whore the
u-led to select from.
\ WANT TO EAT,
CALL EARLY AND SEE
MILLINERY AND CLOAKS
Ever before seen in Roanoke.
Lift' ui Cffltas' FurnisMiigs.
K. & S. Millinery & Cloak Palace,
135 Salem. Ave.
Tables and shelves piled full and strained to their ut?
most capacity to hold up the finest novelties in
Each season \vc add more and greater attractions than
the one preceding- it, and for this season our efforts have
been crowned by placing together one of the grandest:
It has ever been our good fortune to see. Our main effort
has been to secure the finest and best made clothing
rather than a cheap, poorly-made garment, consequently
we have no "slop shop" trash to show you. We will call
your attention to a line of
That cannot be surpassed in style, quality and workman?
ship in the largest cities, and at prices within your reach.
If you are not a deformity we can convince you that our
clothing will fit you as well, and, in some instances, better
than the merchant tailor guarantees. Everything ready
for your inspection; we invite you, and you will call if
you enjo}' a fine garment at a moderate price.
THOMAS & BURNS
Bedford City Real Estate and Stocks.
Geo. L, Colgate & Co
Agents, ZBe&fbrd. Cit^r, "\7"su,