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N. SALE & CO.,
Real Estate Agents,
BEDFORD CITY, \ A
VOL. IX-NO. 13.
ri^HB DAILY TIMES IS KEPT ItE
JL gularly for sale at the news stand
of ALFRED S. BURDETTE vV. CO.,
Tins Timkb oan be found regularly for
salo in Roanoke at the book-stores of
OHO. CJR?YATT, .)".. and M. L.
SMITH, also at DALLIS & DENNIS'
.1015 JAM KS' MISTAKi;.
He (J nibbed the Wrong Mini mill Will See
Considerable exoitemont was oeon
sioned on Coinmeree street last night
about ti o'eloek, near the depot, by the
antics of Joo .lames, a drunken negro.
When just in front of Huff, Andrews ?&
Thomas' warehouse on that thorough?
fare ho seized Mr. J. W. Ruck, a white
man and claimed that he bad taken 8>4
Mr. Ruck was naturally very much
incensed and a struggle at once ensued.
The scuttle soon attracted a large crowd
and Ollloor Wade among them. The lat
tor arrested James, and at bis own re?
quest Mr. Ruck was searched but not a
cent of the money alleged to bo missing
was found, .lames was taken to the
station house and Mr. Ruck followed
him, where ho was notified that the
charges against the prisoner would be
heard at 10 o'clock this morning.
A Timms reporte r saw James at the
station bouse and got his version of the
affair, .lames is of a dark ginger-bread
color and medium height, and very
much under the Influence of liquor.
"The white man." be said, "did not
take tho money from me. but a colored
man grabbed it out my ban' an." as I
was runnin' after him he passed a white
man an' give if to him. 1 seized a man
as 1 thought had my money an'if tho
p'lico hadn't come up, I'd er got away
CONDEMNATION PUOCKED I N<!S.
'i'iie Itounoko mill Southern Taken Step? to
Secure Its Itlghl of Way.
The Roanoke and Southern Railroad
Company has notiilcd the following
property holders that application will
ho made to the court for tho appoint?
ment of appraisers to assess the dama?
ges to the property along the route of
the road inside of the city limits: Mr.
T. M. Ward, i). O. Harrington. Sam
Rainhardt, J. 1). Steide, R. M. Casey,
S. W. Jamison, J. E. Hough. Roanoke
Land and Improvement Company and
the Roanoke Has and Water Company.
The property in question is part, of
that through which the Roanoke and
Southern will run. and will be con?
demned for the right of way if the terms
are not otherwise arranged.
Tho road will l-un across the corner of
the Woodland 1'ark Land Company's
tract, and the company will donate the
right of way. Terms for the right of
way on the property of the Gas and
Water Company and the Laud and Im?
provement Company will be arranged
without condemnation proceedings. It
is also propablo that satisfactory ar?
rangements will be made with a major?
ity, if not all, oT the other parties.
Tili: JUNIOR IIOSK COMPANY.
Tin' Third Annual l'ulv I? he Held for the
Benefit of the Orgnui/.atlnn.
The third annual fair of the Junior
Hose Company will open oil the night
of October :.'<?. It will be held on tho
second and third floors of- the building
occupied by J. It. (ireen it Co., and will
bo kept open 11 fteen nights in succes?
sion. The following circular has been
issued to the ladies:
To the Ladles: Tho Junior I lose Com?
pany propose holding their third annual
fair October 20th. To maintain our
company we have to raise money
about. Once n year, hence tho fair. Any
contributions from you in the shape of
fancy-work, cakes, cream. &c, which
we can realize money on will be grate?
fully acknowledged. Solicitors will call
on you in a few day.-;. Would bo pleased
to see you in attendance at the fair. We
will try to repay you should occasion re?
(tcrivnl Service* at Greene Memorial.
The revival services at the Greene
Memorial Church are growing in Inter?
est. 'Notwithstanding the inclement
weather last night, Rev. Mr. Royd had
a large andiene'-, and the effects of his
exhortations wcro plainly visible. In
the conduct of such services Mr. Royd
has few equals and no superior in the
Cards arc out for the marriage of Mr.
Henry L. Thornason, a clerk in the of?
fice of the Norfolk and Western, to Miss
Rertha Robinson, on Thursday. October
:!(?, at the residence of the bride No. 015,
Fifth avenue, s. e.
Their Only Kivutx.
During the recent rainy riddle of the
weather Inlseau one thing has struck
pedestrians%p peculiar, and that is that
the mud-holes in the middle of the
street are only equaled by those on tho
The Hospital Meeting Postponed.
The meeting of tho hospital commit?
tee, which was appointed for last night,
was postponed on account.of the absence
of Mr. II in ton Helper from the city and
the unavoidable absence of Col. I'opc.
.Ina Comatoxc Condition.
.Some of the police last night were
much exercised by a man who seemed
in a semi-conscious condition and who
claimed that ho had lost a purse, lie
was taken care of and provided for dur
-ing the night.
A Terror to Evil-doers.
Detective W. 0. Raldwin arrived here
from Bristol last night. He reports
everything quiet in the J'lat Top coal
region. Mr. Raldwin bar, done a great
deal to suppress> coal stealing and law?
lessness in Southwest Virginia.
, AN APPEAL FOR POOR IRELAND.
The American Relief Commit?
tee's Terrible Presentation.
AB Potato might b'ueqnnllcd ;simc the
Famine of 1840?The Pictures of Squul
or ami 1'iimiiiu Seen Iiy a Ueporter in
I ssi)?A Timely Wurulllg Whluli Munt
In the appeal which the American
committee for the relief of famine in
Ireland has just issued occurs the fol?
lowing graphic statement of the present
state of things in the unfortunate
island, with a review of past famines
and the statement of a reliable eye wit?
ness as to what he saw in a single vil
I l?ge in .January. 1880. The warning
, appeal of what will again bo seen if
\ immediate relief is not had, comes
I home to humanity:
During the mont h of last August, says
' the appeal, there was, among the Irish
farmers and people generally, a great
' anxiety in regard to the potato crop.
: Unfortunately the worst fears have been
! realized. The potato rot, or blight, has
spread through all parts of Ireland. In
West Coric the yield is below the aver?
age: in tin' poorer districts of the west,
in th?'counties of Donegal,Clare, Mayo.
Calway and Kerry, the crop is a total
The potato has been cultivated in Ire?
land since its introduction by Sir Walter
i Italolgh. It had become the principal
: food of the people a*s early as the end of
the seventeenth century.
I n IT'l'.i was the custom to leave the
potatoes in tho ground until near Christ?
mas, digging from day today only what
was immediately needed as food: but in
i thai year a very early and severe frosl
destroyed the lllldltg potatoes ami a ter?
rible famine began and one-liflh of the
population was starved to death during
the following- winter. From that time
to the present day Ireland has been
vi dtod by famines of more or less sever?
ity and fatality.
In IS-.':.' there was a serious famine in
Munster and Conmiiight owing to con?
tinued and excessive humidity. The
potatoes rotted after they bad been
gathered and stowed in pits or collars.
In 1831, IS.-?:?, 18311, is:i7, 1.83? and
1842 there were partial failures of the
potato crop, which caused much distress.
In the autumn of ISt.'i then* were ru?
mors that a blight had fallen upon the
potato in various districts, and before
t he close of the season there was scarcely
a county in w hich the disease had not
made some progress. "A famine."' says
the eminent historian. Charles G avail
Duffy, speaking of the horror of this
time, "was an ordinary occurrence in
Ireland, and familiarity had diminished
its terrors; bnt a famine on the scale of
the tme at band was scarcely known in
thi- annals of the human race."
A correspondent of the Freeman's
Journal describes a number of eases,
precisely in the order in which he vis?
ited the nouses, good, bad anil indiffer?
ent, on the way through Allbrack.
No. I. A squatter, evicted from bis
1 farm and liv ing on a patch of conacre:
. potatoes gone since November, seed
and all: living since by pawning; noth?
ing now loft to pawn; not a potato in
the house for supper unless the vanni
? thee could beg some.
No. A tail, haggard man: had not
sown a potato last year?had no money
to buy the seed. How had he lived
since'.'?(with a ghastly smile). The
third part of tho time starving: Some?
times catching a fish if a neighbor would
lend a boat: sometimes doing an odd
day's work at tin- Castle at one shilling
and six pence a day?of which one shil
. ling was stopped for rent: had not had
a In oaI; fast and did not know where to
get a supper.
No.::. Nine in the family; father with?
out shoe or stocking, clad in a piece of
ragged sailor cloth, ashamed, like most
of his neighbors, to appear at mass:
sowed two and a half bushels of seed po?
tatoes last year: ate the last of them,
sccdsand all. before Christmas: nothing
to feed nine mouths for the last, fortnight
except, the relief meal: has no earthly
means of raising a penny or seeding his
No. 4. Father, mother, and six chil?
dren for the last three weeks depending
on charity for a meal a day. and for turf
for fire: had to burn a box and some of
j the timbers of the roof for Hrlug; the re?
lief meal being out. they had no supper
for the night. "Only there are good
, neighbors still, thanks to His holy
No. "?. Five children: mother dying of
consumption; lying in her everyday
clothes on the ground close to the tire,
with her children mutely grouped
i around her: potatoes for another fort?
night, but not a drop of milk to moisten
I the dying woman's lips.
No. (1. Seven children; for nine weeks
! without potatoes; father shoeless; no
I turf and no money to buy it: would have
j died already only for the relief, ??and
I small loss," be gloomily said: a quarter
I of a stone of flour (about four pounds)
-'with nine divides." the only susten
! ance of the family for two days; not a
j scrap of breakfast that morning and had
yet to beg a supper.
No. 7. Five in the chimney corner; a
poor woman, two days after her confine?
ment, lying on a pallet in the chimney
corner with a quilt OVOr her everyday
clothes; her husband had to sell quar?
ter of his seed potatoes to buy some
turf during her lying in: "and indeed,
unless dry potatoes, sorra the penny I
had to reach hor any comfort in life in
her weakness." (This was one of tho
most respectable farmers in the town
land, and he accepted the priest's furtive
shilling with as warm gratitude as if it
were a fortune).
No. s. A prauca (lowest type of a
Connaught hut) of the most frightful
kind, built against rocks and Hat roofed,
with green sods and wattles: entered
three steps Underground by a door less
than four foot high: inhabited by two
old women, one of w hom was lying on
the lloor in h.-r clothes, almost speech?
less ami insensible, dying, if I can be?
lieve the testimony of all her neighbors,
of absolute starvation; her old fellow
KE, VIRGINIA, FRIDA
lodger and her daughter solemnly
I averred that she had not tasted any
| thing of any sort, except cold water,
I for throe whole days, and that whan
\ they managed to heg some potatoes her
stomach refused to retain any food.
Such are examples of the distress
1 which the failure of the potato crop
! entails upon the Irish people. They
might he numbered in the thousands.
Hut the Irish people had measured
the depths of human misery before the
sympathy of their fellow beings could
reach them. Every one of the horrors
narrated previously happened before tho
donations of merciful humanity could
Shall these things happen again?
If not. there must be no delay in ox
tending aid. It will not do to wait until
the Irish people have proved tho ex?
istence of famine by dying by scores for
lack of food.
Shall men fall dead upon the public
highways because Americans have said:
"We will give relief next month, but
The American committee appeals to
every one?to every man, woman and
child?irrespective of race, religious
j belief and political alliliations for imme
j (Hate contributions of money provisions
I and clothing.
Contributions of money may be re
mitted direct to the New York Sun (the
I committee's treasurer), or through any
j reputable bank, banking house or trust
? company. Contributions of provisions
and <dot hing will be cared for if notifi?
cation is given to Mr. Arthur Dudley
Vinton, thO committee's secretary, care
of the New York L'ress.
London, Oct. 2.?[Special]?The St.
?lames Gazette to-day prints an article
commenting in a sneering manne]- upon
: the movement in America to establish a
fund fort tho relief of famine sufferers in
Ireland. It says that, the movement is
simply a dodge to secure tie- Irish vote.
Tlu- Rail Mall Gazette rebukes the
Times for its article denying that the
condition of affairs in Ireland is such its
to warrant apprehensions of scarcity of
food. The I'all Mall Gazette asks "does
Jackson's army scamper, Balfour's
placid absence from Ireland of the
eager scepticism of the Times prove
that there is no famine in Ireland?"
The Star says "America shames us.
Tho establishment of a Itritish fund to
relievo distress in Ireland is impera
i live." -*
HIGHWAY KOHltKRH IN KOANOKK.
.Mr. I'. It. Cum.leu, of tho City Parttotttce,
Held l"p Yesterday Morning.
The frequent occurrence of robberies
and the boldness of the perpetrators
seems to show that there is a regularly
j organized gang of thieves in this city
I which can only be broken up by vigorous
. and determined efforts on the part of
the police. The latest outrage of this
j kind occurred yesterday morning about
r> o'clock and Mr. F. R. Caniden, a clerk
i in the city postofflce, was the victim,
lie was going to theotlice.as bisduties
? required, from his home in the south?
eastern part of the city, and when near
: tho corner of Robertson and Henry
streets met a negro man and woman.
The former called to him to halt, at the
same time flourishing a heavy club,
while tho latter rapidly searched bis
1.kets, taking from him a pocket-book
containing $4? in currency and S2 in
silver. After taking nil the bank notes
? the woman returned tho pocket-book
with the two silver dollars in it.
While the robbery was in progress
Mr. Caniden was threatened with instant
death if he made any noise, and being
completely at their mercy be obeyed
the injunctions. The clerks in the
posteiliee were paid off yesterday and
tho robbers must have been well aware
; of this fact.
Though near to day it was too dark
for Camden to be abb- to recognize bis
assailants. It is hoped, however, that
the police should take tho matter in
hand anil leave no stone unturned till
j the miscreants have been discovered
i and punished.
DKATH or wil.M Kit KVANS.
.\ Writer llf Kare Versatility Over the Sig?
nature of \\ Miner Wellington.
Mr. Wilmer Evans died at. the home
; of bis brother, Mr. Samuel (i. Evans, of
I tho firm of [?'. I!. Kemp & Co.. at 52(1
Sixth avenue, s. w.. of typhoid fever,
yesterday at 12:4"i p. in. His death was
J a surprise as he had been sick only a
' week, and it was not generally known
i that he was ill.
Mr. Evans was :.';! years of age and
well-known as a newspaper correspond?
ent. He was a son of Mr. Oliver I*.
Evans, a merchandise broker of ibis
, city, manager of the Virginia Racking
Company, who come here from Haiti
lie was a native of Clark county, Va..
] but had spent the greater part of his
life in Baltimore. Mr. Evans was a
pleasing writer, and recently made an
extended tour of central Virginia on
horseback, during which time he wrote
, a number of interesting descriptive
! sketches over the non do plume of Wil
j mer Wellington. The funeral will
' take place Saturday morning from the
residence of Mr. Saniaul G. Evans.
A Lecture on Japan.
Rev. H. Hall, a missionary from .la
pan, delivered a very interesting lec?
ture at tho First Raptist Church last
night on the manners and customs of
that ancient but progressive people.
The lecture was free, but not as well
attended as it would have been had the
weather been better. Mr. Hall will go
from here to Lynchburg and from there
; to Richmond.
Killed ill a Political Quarrel.
Columma, s. C, Oct. '.'.?[Special]?
At St. Matthews. Ornhgoburg county,
yesterday ( apt. F. M. Wanna maker was
killed by M. L. Horlong. The trouble
grew out of political matters. Horlong
and Wannamakor got Into an alterca?
tion and the latter struck Horlong, who
used his knife with fatal effect. Ilct
long is foreman of the county grand
Y MORNING, OCTOBL
IRON AND STEEL INSTITUTE.
The Second Day's Session of
the Visiting Scientists.
Presentation of the Bessemer Gold Modul
(o Hon. Abruiii s. Hewitt?Unveiling
tho Holley Memorial?A Large Minor?
ity of tho Visitors to Conic Through
New York, Oct. 2.?ISpccialJ?Tho
?econd day's convention of tho Iron and
Stool Institute opened in Chiokering
Hall this morning with a somewhat
larger attendance, but with fewer ladies
than yesterdny. The delegates had
been invited to visit the Consolidated
Gas Company's works, but tho morning
was threatening and as the Englishmen
feared bad results "from the eccentric
American climate," only a score or so
left tho hotel.
Sir James Kitson again presided, al?
though Sir Frederick Abel was elected
president at yesterday's meeting. He
said that the paper of .lames Gay ley, of
Uessemer, Pa., on the "Development of
American blast Furnaces," read at yes?
terday's meeting, created a great deal of
interest, and further opportunity would
j be afforded for discussion,
j Win. Whltloy, of Stockton. England,
! said the English visitors would inspect
I the principal blast furnaces of America
i with interest. Speaking of English fur
; naCCS, be said that if they were kept
more open; i". order to free them of the
great quantity of their sulphur, they
would got more limestone out of them.
The silica in English ores, he said, was
from to per 7 cent., and this, he
thought, very good.
William Kemp, of Pittsburg, said that
i the bake Superior ores represented one
. half the tota.l ore product of this coun?
try, but was by no means the controlling
Mr. J. I!. Weeks, of Pittsburg, said
that the Ivanhoe furnaces, which aro
1 comparatively small, yielded about as
; gooil results as those described in Mr.
j liayley's paper, although the percentage
I of metallic ore was very small.
Edward Martin, manager of Howe's
furnaces in Wales, said the coke used
there was not bright or lustrous, but
nevertheless it w as as hard as any other
coke he ever saw burnt. He did not
think the best coke always looked
Mr. Gayloy received the thanks of
the meeting. Sir .lames Kitson then
made a presentation of the Uessemer
gold medal to Hon. Abrain S. Hewitt,
who was ton ill to receive it yesterday.
Sir .lames said that Mr. Hewitt's fame
as a metallurgist and advocate of scien?
tific education had long been known in
England, and it was only a debt of grat?
itude with the Iron and Steel Institute
I of Great Uritian when they presented
Mr. Hewitt with the medal.' Mr. Hewitt
was the first man to build an open
hearth furnace in the Eni ted States: in
fact, bis record is a record of "firsts"
Mr. Hewitt, w ho looked unwell, asked
I leave to read what- he had to say. lie
was Bcnsihlc of the great honor con
l ferred upon him. but. was not able to
! accept the distinction without, feelings
j of compunction because bis ow n coilr
j nection with the business had been
j rather in the direction of ndministra
: lion and study of economic conditions
! than with technical details. Ho could
J make no pretension to scientific and
I practical knowledge of the business,
j which had heretofore been the caso with
men decorated with tho medal Never?
theless, hi was somewhat reconciled to
the deei-douof the institute by informa?
tion that his partticillnr medal is con?
ferred 01 I of the ordinary course and
has been provided by Sir Henry Ues?
semer in view of the visit to this coun?
try in order to (-nable them to make re?
cognition of the wonderful development,
of the steel industry which has taken
place during the last decade in the
Prof. 11. M. Howe, of Itoston., read a
paper on tho manufacture of llcssmer
steel in the United States.
Tho afternoon session was devoted to
unveiling the statue to Lymaii Holley,
erected by the American Institute of
Mining Engineers. It Is surmounted
by a colo al bronze bust, by Ward.
.lames Dredge, editor of London
Engineering, delivered an address in
Chickoring Hall. He said that Holley
was considered tin* one representative
in America on Hessmor steel, the gates
of every steelworks in Europe were
open to him. and no manufacturer held
a secret from him.
The members of the three societies?
the british Iron and Steel Institute, the
American Institute of Electric Engi?
neers, and the Verin Deutsche Eisen
hucttcnle -headed by the band, marched
to Washington Square, where Alexander
Holley Olinstead, the 12-year-old grand?
child of the inventor, pulled the cord,
and the statue was unveiled.
The inscription recites: "In honor of
Alexander Lyman Holley, foremost
among ihose whose genius and energy
established in America, and improved
throughout the world, the manufacture
of Hess? mor steel, this memorial is
erected by the engineers of two hemi?
The programme prepared for the
United States is exceedingly alluring. In
fact it is a colossal enterprise. Involving
the transportation of GOO people over
3,000 miles of territory, feeding them
on the road in dinning cars and bedding
them in sleepers. The visitors will re?
main till Saturday in New York, and
then go to Philadelphia. Three special
train?., made up of Pullman cars, will
be required to swing around the circle,
each train to have ah allotment of 200
people. The dining- will be done by re?
lays of sixty-four people at a time on
each train. A perfect system of bag?
gage-checking and forwarding will bo
put in practice.
The Englishmen were notified that
they must leave their rugs behind, as
:il 3, 1890. pj
1 our American cars are warmed when tho
weather requires it, and there would be
no room for luggage in tho sleepers. A
baggage-car will bo attached to each
' train. The luggage of each man will be
! limited to two pieces. Of course no
I limit is put on the ladies in this par?
ticular. The cost, to each individual
j will he S3U for dining-ear tickets, of
I which hooks will he issued, those not
used to he redeemed at the rate of 75
i Fully three-fourths of the visitors will
j make the Southern trip, in which they
j all express the liveliest interest. The
j days of next week spent in Pennsylvania
I will be devoted almost entirely to iron
and steel works, including Steel ton and
ROANOKE AND SOUTHERN NEWS.
? Charlotte ami Monroe After the Extension
?Graded to Martinsville.
I The southern terminus of the Roan
\ oke and Southern seems to have nar
| rowed down to Monroe and Charlotte,
I and representatives of the road will
' confer with Charlotto this week about
! the matter.
j Tho grading on tho Roanoke and
i Southern between Martinsville and
Mayo Falls, in North Carolina, is now
complete. The bridge across Mayo
river will bo completed in three weeks
and the roadbed to the Stale line is now
1 ready for the cross.ties.
On the 1st of October Messrs. It tee n
,t Freely began to dress up the roadlmd
from Stonevlllo to Martinsville. and the
train from Winten should reach Smith's
river by December 15.
I5(k Fire in Sydney.
Sydney, X. s. W..Oct. 2.?[Special]?
I A lire broke out in this city last night.
Among the buildings destroyed were:
City Hank. Athenaeum club and several
Warehouses. The damage is estimated
atone million seven hundred thousand
lllne and tirny.
Canton. Mo., Oct. 2.?[Special]?Tho
O. A. U. and ex-Confederates held a
; joint reunion here yesterday. Addresses
were delivered by Col. Leo Kaschmir and
I Judge C. O. Burton. Fully 3,U(M) people
were in attendance.
runner's Day at Stanuton.
Staunton Va. Oct. 2.?[Special]?
Considering that It has rained the entire
, day the attendance was largo at tho
Baldwin district fair. It was Fanner's
day and Colonel Polk, of North Caro?
lina, addressed a large audience.
Harry White. Republican, was elected
mayor of Seattle, Washington, Wednes?
The new census makes the population
, of Dallas, Texas, 38,140, increase of
27,782, or ?.'Iis..'.' per cent: Macon City.
I Ott., 22,008. Increase of 0,040, or 78.01
per cent.; total population of Now
j Hampshire. 375,827, increase of 28,830,
or 8.31 percent. The greatest increase
was in Manchester and other manufac?
The London National (las Worker's
Union has demanded that the London
Uns, Light and Coke Company employ
only union men. Tl.oinpuny has a
capital of twelve million pounds, and
employs I 1.0(10 inen.
Thocntirobusiness portion of Oncon
ta, county seat of lllottii! county, Ala.,
was burned early Tuesday morning.
Loss ?20,000 with but little Insurance.
Itohan Brothers' Boiler Manufacturing
Company, of St. Louis, assigned Tues?
day. Assets. SIT."..one: liabilities, $120,
A London dispatch says thai Mr. Hudd
ley, ow ner of tho cutter Isabel, which
has been llshillg of the coast of New
(ininn, with bis crow, litis laton massa?
cred by the native-;, and the cutter
' looted and then scut.l led.
The population of Yazoo City. Miss?
issippi, is announced to be 5,217, in?
The coal tonnage of the Heading rail?
road for the present Ilsen! year has been
5,877,205 tons, being an increase' of 223,
i ! .' tons over last year.
The failures in this country during
' the nine mouths ended September 30,
were 7..">.'ts. against s.for the corres?
ponding period ill I8S0. Tbe lol.il lia
; bilities were $02,000,000, a decrease of
( $0,000,000 as Compared With last year.
Tbe trustees of the l'eabody fund hold
the closing session of their annual
meeting at Fifth Avenue Hotel, New
j York, yesterday and re-elected the of
I licors of the past year.
Third Viee-l'resident Webb, of the
N'ew York Central railroad, issued a cir
1 cular yesterday saying that the recent
strike and the fact that many of I be
i men say that they quit work from fear
i of personal violence compel tho company
I to object to the Knights of Labor, and
lie asks the officers to call the attention
of the employes to the circular.
0. Waddy Wilde, postoffico inspector
under Cleveland, died in Chattanooga
Wednesday of typhoid fever.
Twenty-six acres of the government
lands near Chattanooga has been granted
to the city for a park. The (i. A. R. will
orect a memorial ball on an elevation of
Raphael & Lowcnburg, dealers and
manufacturers of clocking, of 40 Sum?
mer street, Boston, made an assignment
i yesterday. Liabilities, $175,000 to
Director of tbe (J. S. Mint at Wash?
ington said yesterday that the govern?
ment will buy lnrgoly of silver to-day.
provided otters are satisfactory.
The town of Okesdale, 40 miles from
Spokane Falls. Washington.has recently
been infested w ith thugs and cut-throats,
who have committed many bngiaries
and threatened to burn the town. A
vigilance cotnmittoo drove three men
from tow n Wednesday, and great excite?
if you have nnythlnp to sell advortiso
in THE TIMES, tho lcu:itnK p:ij.or of tho
mineral belt ol tho two Vlrglnlus.
Bedford City F?al Estate la
paying investors. Write to
N. SALB, & CO.
RICE THREE CENTS*
BOLD TRAIN ROBBERS IN OHIO.
They Clean Out an Express Car
After Btudlng the Messenger Tli<\v i!ot>
the safe of Several Thousand Dollar*
?They tJuni]> From the Train u.t West
Liberty und Tlien Come on Ag iln anil
Cow the Whole Concern.
Toledo, Ohio, Oct. ?[Special]?A
special from Carri, Ohio, gives an ac?
count of a bold train robbery this aiotn
-ing on the Cincinnati, Sandusky and ?
Cleveland railroad, between that place
and Urbana. Immediately after tho
train left Urbana two masked men, with
cocked revolvers, entered tho express
car and compelled the Adams' express
messenger. A. L. Schulder, to throw up
They then tied him, robbed the safo
of packages containing several I housand
dollars and other valuable-. While
they were at work the brakeman at?
tempted to enter the car and w is shot at
by one robber. He gave the alarm and
the train was showed up to gls*e au op?
portunity to capture the robbers, but
they jumped from the train just as it
was entering West Liberty and disap?
peared in the darkness, it being then
just about 3:30 o'clock.
Messenger Scudder was bound in hi?
chair with awash-line. One oi them,
whom the other called ".lack," tried to
kill Scudder before leaving the car.
Placing his revolver at his head ho
pulled the trigger, hut the cartridge
tailed to explode. The other robber
then prevented him from trying again.
When the train pulled out of West
Liberty, the two scoundrels got aboard
again, holding the entire crew at. bay.
Scudder, who bad been released, opened
the on them with a pistol from his car
door, but was compelled to retroat.
The robbers kept on board until llollo
fontaine was reached, when 'L ey again
jumped off and disappeared. Otllcorsat
llcllefontalne are searching for them.
11akrhsfiklu, ual., Oot. 2.?| Spe?
cial!? Early yesterday morning ton
masked and armed men appeared at tho
door of the courthouse and demanded
the keys. They wanted F. J; Herring
ton, whom they took from his coll,'
gagged, put in a wagon, and conveyed to
a lonely place, four or live blocks away.'
Then they applied a coat of tar and
feathers. Horrlngton w as then s il tic
liberty and disappeared.
lie has been known in the neighbor?
hood nearly three years as a pettifog?
ging lawyer, whoso principal business
was the promotion of land e m'ests,
thereby obtaining money. He was in
jail oil a charge of perjury preferred
against, him by a settler whom he had
engaged in a contest.
The t'lre ill Colon.
Panama. Sept. 25?[Special]?This
isthmus has been visited by another
destructive lire. Colon has Buffered
even more heavily than before, and the
loss is calculated to exceed one million
dollars. The section consumed em?
braced i he whole city front. The rail?
road company Is n heavy loser Ln cars,
tt bile shippers and consignees of through
cargoes report the loss of at least ninety
cars of freight. All principal business
houses were destroyed, its v. e.'. us nil
the hotels. The Panama Railroad Com?
pany's otlice, English Royal Mall Com?
pany's olllce, Panama Railroad troighfc
house, and other equally im] trtant
buildings were among those vvh tell.
a Turin Itluiider.
W.\sitixoton, Oct. 2.?[Special];?A,ri
important omission was mad - in the
tariff hill as enrolled and slgaed. Sec?
tion ."iti of the internal revenue - jhcdllle,
\ which was ordered stricken o it by the
' Senate and subsequently restored in
: conference, was completely omitt d in
the enrollment. This section provided
for the allowance of a drawback on
smoking and manufactured tobacco und
; 81111 IT held in unbroken packages ::i the
i hands of manufacturers ? ia'e
I when tho reductions go into effi ". As
j this date is .January 1 next, however,
there will still be ample opportunity
i for Congress at its next session to cor
j reel, the error.
Given for U hat I: Is Worth,
j AiKXANUtUA, Va ,Oct.2.[?Speoihii?
The On/.otto -.ays: 11. is rumore I that the
? Norfolk and \V< stern will build branch
! road from llbrryvillo to Round Hill, thus
i connecting the Shcuandoab Valley with
i the W. \ O. branch of the R. a. P. road
i and thus gain an entrance into Wasli
\ ington. Luder this arrangement tho
1 building of the proposed new road from
I Luray or Front Royal to Washington
will bo abandoned ami the II. 1). will
be paid trackage from Round Hill to the
point near this city where the W. \ O.
connects with the Washington Southern
After On' Dattie.
Washington, Oct. 2.?[Special]?The*
Capitol, this morning, was almost, de?
serted. A few sight-seers were in tho
corridors.and in the rotunda a small army
scrubbers wore engaged. Not a Senator
appeared in the chamber, and Li the
hall of the house, Mr. Owens, of Ohio,
was the sole meml or, and be sat writing
in clouds of dust. An air of "fall house
cleaning" prevaded every nook and ??(in?
Itase Hall Vesterriuy.
League?Cleveland, 2; Philadelphia,
.'; Chicago, 7; New York, :t: Cincinnati,
3; Hoston,?; Brooklyn,!?; IMttsburg, 10.
Rrothorhood?Chicago, 4; New York,
0; Cleveland, 11; Philadelphia, 0; Buf?
falo, 3; Brooklyn, 3,
Association?Toledo, 1; Rpphestor, 1;
Columbus. 10J Athletic, ?-'; St. Louis, ?;
Syracuse, 6. *
The Weather To ilny.
For Virginia and North Carolina:
Showers; variable winds, generally
northeasterly ; slight changes in tumpor?