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THE ROANOKE TIMES.
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roanoke, va., october 3, lS'.M).
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chises of both the Associated
Press and the United Press,
and is the only paper in the
city publishing regular tele?
THE MAJORITY COMING SOUTH?
Tho pleasing assurance is given that a
large majority of the visiting members of
tho Iron and Stool Institute will visit
tho South. Mr. Carnegie is authority
for the statement that at least three
fourths of them will turn in this direc?
tion when the party divides at Chicago.
We, of the South, will be glad to see
them. This section will need no vain?
glorious pulling, no misrepresentation,
no concealments, no evasions. It can
stand on its merits. I'ndoubtcdly tho
favorable opinion of tho visitors, as ex?
perts, will have a most, decided effect
on the current of British investments
already tending strongly ill this section.
When they return home and report
that they have visited a section, hun?
dreds of miles in length, where coking
coal, iron, limestone and manganese are
close together in inexhaustible quanti?
ties and of excellent qualities, where
they havo seen pig iron manufactured
at a cost ranging from $0 to $13 a ton.
leaving a margin of from 30 per cent, to
00 per cent, profits, why capital can not
<lo otherwise than flow in. Money hates
an idlo opportunity as much as nature
f abhors a vacum.
Tho visiting engineers were not the
only ones to be surprised at tho New
York meetings. Some Northern miners
and manufacturers of iron, who have
been content to plod along with obsolete
appliances, were told that in tho new
development in the South the machinery
and methods employed were the latest
developments afforded, by the state of
Tho South is not boasting, but it
knows what it has.
A MISLEADING DEBT STATEMENT.
The public debt summary as sent out
from "Washington showing the bonded
debt reduction under tho present admin
stralion as compared with that of the
Cleveland administration, is of a mis?
leading character. Its value is prac?
tically destroyed from the fact that it
is notgiven "losscash in the Treasury."
Secretary Windoin has reduced the
cash in the Treasury some $40,000,000
within a few months in buying bonds at
26 per cent, premium, and in anticipat?
ing interest on the public, debt. If his
transactions were properly balanced the
public debt statement would make a far
less favorable showing for the present
Thescignoragc which the Government
has made on its sliver coinage has been
.swallowed up by the forced purchasing of
?Government bonds at an exorbitant
TIME KOK HEEOKM.
Train robbers in Ohio and highway
robbers in Roanoke! Somebody is aching
to chew iron bars for a few years.
So far as Roanoke is concerned the
robbery of Postoflico Clerk Camden is a
plea for more street lamps and better
? ones. That a peaceable citizen can be
held up and robbed within two squares
?f tho business heart of the city is a
? commentary on somebody or something.
Things aro at very loose ends in Uoa?
noko in certain departments and some?
body will be open to criticism before
A GREAT KKWMPAPKR.
Tho Washington Post announces that,
to accommodate its increased advertis?
ing patronage and not encroach upon
its reading matter, it will add another
column to each page, making sixty
four in all. Tbe Post is one
of the wonders of successful
newspaper enterprise. There lias never
been a year since it was started that it
did not pay, and now, under the busi?
ness management of Hon. Boriah Wil
kins and the editorial control of Hon.
Frank Hatton, it is forging ahead faster
Mr. Hatton is an ideal editor. He
develops the individuality of his stall
by giving each man plenty of rope, and
when a young reporter, with a lot of
sand and ambition in him, feels Mr.
nation's hand on his shoulder, und
hoars Iiis hearty voice say: "That was
a good piece of work you did last night."
ho is just ready to go out and sand-hag
his mother-in-law to get an item.
A GROUND HOG CASK.
Land transfers down in North Carolina
are attended occasionally with informal
proceedings not down in the books. Tho
Morgan town Land and Improvement
Company bought a tract of 70,4s(> acres,
lying in McDowell, Mitchell and Yancey
counties, North Carolina.
The surveyors were warned olT the
tract by tho squatters and walked Iiftoon
miles the .same night to get out of the
country. As one of the party said, "the
squatters think that possession is nino
tenths of tho law, and they hol love in
Mr. 11. T. Aunspaugh. of the real es?
tate linn of Aunspaugh A- Spindle, of
Buchanan and Bedford City, is in the
Mr. C. R. Luck has been chosen presi?
dent of tbe Young People's Society of
the Presbyterian Church.
Mr. T. .1. Tea ford has returned from a
brief visit to Lexington.
Dr. Pedigo was discovered at an early
hour yesterday morning sitting on the
steps of tbe matrimonial bureau.
A number of people stop every day to
soo the pupils of the Fifth ward school
lile out of the school building to the cor?
ners of the square. It is a sight worth
seeing?that long line of seven hundred
specimens of juvenile humanity.
The gorinan proposed to be given at
Rorer Park Hotel this evening has been
A series of meetings are in progress at
the. Methodist Church.
Avoid varnish and blacking of all I
kinds for tine shoes, and use vaseline
The groat Worth has decreed that
long cloaks shall be worn this winter.
REDUCING THE 1T1II.1C DK1IT.
??12,310,840 In RoiulH Retired During
UlU Month of September.
Washington, Oct. 2.?[Special]?Tbe
debt statement issued to-day shows a net
decrease of tho public debt in September
of 84,582,907; decrease in the bonded
debt by purchase and redemption, 842,
310,240: total Interest bearing debt out?
standing, exclusive of Pacific rail?
road bonds, 803S,0SS,070; aggregate debt,
including certificates and notes, offset by
cash in the treasury, $1,550,000,500.80;
total cash in tho treasury, 8070,000,
437.07; gold certificates outstanding.
8174,103,510; Bilvercertificates. 8311,173.
571; currency certificates, 87,170,000;
Treasury notes of lS'.h) (bullion pur?
chase) 88,000,000. Pacific railroad bonds
are not embraced in the above state?
The decrease in the bonded debt
during the past month, S42.31(5,240, was
greater than in any month since the
period of refunding operations began
under Secretary Sherman, the nearest
approach to it being 820,503,830, in the
month of October, 1888. Tbe decrease
in the bonded debt for tbe first 10
months of the present administration
has been 8205,714,410; average monthly
reduction, 810,827,074: decrease for first
10 months of Mr. Cleveland's adminis?
tration was 870,008,020; average monthly
reduction, 84,050,048. The total decrease
during the four years of Mr. Cleve?
land's administration was 8341,300,080;
avorago monthly reduction. 87,112,437.
The foregoing figures relate exclusively
to the bonded debt and not to "debt less
cash in Treasury," at the various dates
IDAHO GOES li KIT 111,I VA S.
Republicans Claim 2,500 ami Democrat*
Concede ?00 Majority.
HoiSK City, Idaho, Oct. 2?|Special]?
On an estimate of the vote of Boise
City and Idaho county there is a Repub?
lican majority of 175on the entire State
ticket. Ringham' returns give the Re?
publican ticket a majority of 300 in
Boise county. Returns from four pre?
cincts give Wilson (l)em.) for Congress
twelve majority; same precincts gave
Han ley (Dem.) delegate, vote of is8s,
Incomplete returns from five counties
give Sweet. (Rep.) for Congress, 050
majority. Meager returns indicate that
tho legislature will stand thirty Rcpub- |
Means and twenty-two Democrats.
The Republicans claim the State by
2,500 majority, the Democrats concede
the State to the Repaid icans by soo ma- !
jority. Returns received show large
gains for the Republicans over the vote
He Sends in I. I ll More Than Cleveland in
the Sinne Time.
Washington, Oct. 2.?[Special]?In
tho ten months of the session that closed
yesterday. President Harrison sent to
the Senate 3.837 nominations, of which
all but twelve were confirmed. As many
of these nominations contained t he name
of more than one person, they represent?
ed probably 4,500 appointmonts, several
hundred of these, were postmasters at
ollic.es which have become presidential
through the growth of business. They
also include appointments in connection
with the census, nearly all which are
temporary in their nature.
In the first session of the Forty-ninth
Congress, which lasted eight months.
President Cleveland sent to the Senate
A Portuguese Crisis.
Lisbon, Oct. 2. [?-Special]?Tlio po?
litical crisis here is becoming more
acute. Senbor Forrao, who has under?
taken to form a now cabinet, many peo?
ple believe, will have to give up tho
Beware of Frauds.?Re sure you get
the genuine Dr. Thomas' Eclcctric Oil.
It cures, colds, croups, asthma, deaf?
ness and rheumatism,
OVER THE MOORMAN ROAD.
Prospective Litigation Between
Mr. Fishburne and the City.
Tho Moorman road matter promises to
furnish no small amount of work for the
courts. The road was opened in 1883, in
obedience to an order of tho Roanoke
County Court. Kor a number of years
prio; to this the Kishburne Pros, had
kept the way open from their factory to
Center street. The way was also open
to Trout's gate, just beyond the factory.
In obedience to the order, the road was
opened from Trout's gate to the Lynoh
burg and Salem turnpike, at the north?
east corner of Capt. B. 11. Moorman's
property. Since that timo tho road has
been constantly open to tho publio, the
part from the gate to Center street,
which the Kishburne Ilros. claim as
their private property, being used as an
extension until Kishburne llros. put a
fence across it at Center street about six
weeks ago. The city has made repairs
on t lie road at different times, and claims
it as a public highway on the authority
of the original order for the road.
fishburne Bros, claim that the order
did not include their property between
Trout's gate and Center street.
The city ordinances provide that the
Council may keep open and improve as
a public highway any road, street or
alley that has been used as such, for five
years. In consideration of this fact, and
the original order for the road, the
Council, at the called meeting Tuesday
night, instructed the city engineer to
open the road, .lust as City Engineer
Dtinlap was leaving his office Wednes?
day morning to carry out the instruc?
tions, an injunction issued by the Hust?
ings Court was served, enjoining him
from opening the road.
Mr. T. T. Kisltburn says that the
property is valuable to the firm, as the
intention was to erect an extension on
tho two lots spoiled by the road, lb
said to a TlMks reporter: '*I have al?
ready donated to the city Roanoke and
High streets through six acres of land
each, and bad intended to donate the
land for the extension of Center street
by the ice factories. 1 have given the
city my share."
The survey of the road will be made
by the city engineer according to the
notes of the county survey, who made
the original survey, as soon as the
weather is sufficiently clear.
City Knginocr Ihmlap .says that it is
probable that, encroachments will be i
found at different points along the line,
and that possibly houses will bo found
in the road.
Till-: TIMKS' PKI/.K CONTKST.
Desiring to stimulate popular inter?
est in Ronnoke's welfare and develop?
ment, we offer its a prize ono year's sub?
scription to Tin-: Timks for the best sug?
gestion for the improvement and beuc?
ht of the city.
ISaoh communication must bo limited
to fifty words, and be signed by a fictit?
ious name, the real name of the writer
accompanying the article, but not for j
Tho contest will be open until Sun?
day, October 13, and the suggestions
will be printed from day to day.
The judges on the merits ?f the sug?
gestions will be Captain J. II. Wingate.
Thomas W. Miller. Esq., and Dr. A. Z.
Keiner, who have kindly consented to
act in that capacity. Their judgment
will he absolute and final.
City Control of Public franchises.
TothkEoitok of tiik Timks?1 re?
quest that the city own and control its
water and light plants and street car
lines, and apply the net revenues there?
from to the improvement of streets,
sewerage system and public, buildings,
and attract rather than repel strangers,
who are seeking investments and homes
in Koanokc. Encourage diversified
manufacturing industries, giving em?
ployment to female as well as male la?
bor. A \Vi:i.i. WisnF.it.
Wislios of a Well Known Citizen.
To THK EDITOR OK THK RoANOKK
TlMKS?Clean your filthy streets, alleys
and gutters, remove the disease-breed?
ing contents of your eoss-pools. make
and enforce stringent sanitary regula?
tions, and in any event have the nerve
to publish the truth. HEALTH.
A Pertinent Question.
To T11R EUITOIt op THK Tl.MKB. ? Will
you or some of your readers inform the
traveling public why the street lamps
are not lighted at least on dark nights
like last night. On walking up one of
the main thoroughfares last night I
noticed three that had not been touched
up to 7:30 o'clock. TitAVKl.HR.
For u Public Park.
To thk Editor OK thk Timks:?Roa?
noke needs a park. When the new as?
sessment on real estate and personal
property becomes available we will have
an unlimited credit and a full treasury.
Let us purchase a place in some suitable
location. A park will be the poor man's
comfort and the rich man's prido.
Keep Your Doors Locked.
A resident of West Campbell street,
whose business kept him down town till
a late hour, was surprised on going
home this morning about ,l o'clock to
see a colored man go out the rear door
of bis next-door neighbor's house, and
on inquiry into the cause of tin1, negro's
presence could elicit no answer. Do
afterwards ascertained that two suits of
clothing bad been stolen from a young
man boarding there, and that entrance
to the building had been effected
through a rear window in the basement,
it is very advisable for householders to
keep tneir doors looked.
J. R. HOCKADAY.
REAL ESTATE AGENT
Roanoke City, Va,
OFPfCE: lor. First, St., 8. w., First Na
tional Hank Building. myll-ft
No. 110 Commcrco Street,
)ViIl offer this week now fall goods in
Our buyer has recently returned from
tbe Hastern markets, and we are now
prepared to offer a much handsomer and
more complete line of
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS AND CLOAKS
Than has ever before been showed in
Ladies of this and surrounding sec?
tions will do well to consult us either in
person or through tbe mails before
making their fall purchases.
The exact date of our
Grand Fall Opening
Will be announced next week.
Our specialties?Dress goods, bouse
furnishings, ladies', misses' and child?
A Card to the Public.
We take pleasure in announcing
to the public that we are
receiving daily our
Spring and Summe Goon's,
Such as a tine line of
TRIMMINGS TO MATCH.
We make a specialty in mourning goods.
Three hundred pieces of dress ging?
hams from 0 cents upwards. We
have a splendid line of
towels, napkins and
table lines. Our
Such as handkerchiefs, ladies' and child?
ren's hose, cannot be surpassed
We Have Just Received
Over one thousand pieces of Swiss and
Hamburg edgings, flouncings in
black and white.
Do not make up any more underwear
when you can buy them at 20
and 50 cents apiece in
gowns as well as skirts.
Try one of our Kabo corsets, as they
are guaranteed for twelve months.
We are tbe agents for the Foster kid
gloves, tbe best on the market.
Wo keep a full line of beaded capes as
low as 82 a piece.
In fact, you can find anything that is
kept in a first-class dry goods house
at the lowest prices.
Do not pass us by, hut come in, as we
take a pleasure in showing goods.
1 22 Salem avenue.
H. M. LINNEY&SON,
REAL ESTATE AGENCY.
Twelve Store-TIonses on Salem Avenue.
Ten Building Lots on Campbell Street.
LOTS ON THE WEST END BOULE?
From SG00 to 81,f>00. In Bcllmont, from
?100 to 8500.
A GOOD PLACE TO INVEST.
Near the College Institute from 8300
to 8100. tf
HOUSEKEEPERS, HOTEL PROPRIETORS,
And everybody that buys grrocorlee,
You want to save your money by buying: where the
PEICES ABE LOW,
And the stock large and varied to select from.
EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO EAT,
Pure and fresh, can be had by calling:. ?*
Jefferson street. Grocery man. t<
First Great Sale
IN T11I0 FAMOUS SEQUACHEE VALLEY, MARION CO., ON THE X. C.
& ST. L. R. R., FORTY-FIVE MII.HS WEST OF
Wednesday and Thursday, October 8 and 9?
SPECIAL CHEAP RAILROAD RATES ON ALL SOUTHERN ROADS.
Largo Excursions from the North. Hast. Northwest, starting from Boston
Washington. I). ('.. Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Omaha.
1'lcasure and money for all who come !
The place to invest fur sure and quick profits ! ?
A lown that will loom up like magic. A superb location. Wonderful re?
A large and powerful Company with abundant capital, composed of ex?
perts in Town building who are business to the core, and will surely and
quickly build a city at Sequachce.
Property all paid for and perfectly free. Largo quantity of Coal, Iron and
Timber. Abundance of water for all purposes. Climate. Health ami Scenery
unsurpassed. Both Railroad and River Transportation. Largo, olevated, well
drained and beautiful Town Site. One of the most promising places in the
South for profitable investment for Manufacturers. Merchants. Miners, Me?
chanics. Farmers, etc. Come, see, investigate and make money at. this sale.
Splendid location, splendid Company and grand results positively assured.
La go industries, fine hotel and business blocks secured and going up. This
is a sal" it will pay you to attend. The city will be built as last as men and
money can do it.
A SGTiESOIL.TO- COMPANY! "
SEE THE OFFICERS AND STOCKHOLDERS ON PRINTED LIST. THEIR
NAM HS ARE A GUARANTEE TO INVESTORS.
Tkrms ok Sai.k: One-third cash; balance in out? and two years at six.
por cent, interest.
Low Prices Guaranteed to Buyers!
The Company is determined that till who buy at this first sale shall make
money on their lots, and to insure that result will keep prices down by a
novel, practical and commendable plan which all will heartily approve and
which will bo fully explained at opening of sale.
For Railroad Rates, apply to Depot Agents. For any other Information
to Sequachce Coal and Iron Company, Chattanooga.
Ample arrangements for accommodation ! Excellent Music by a Fino Band'.
Come in time to examine property carefully.
T. A. FRIERSON, Auctioneer, Chattanooga, Tonn.
SEQUACHEE COAL AND IRON COMPANY, Chattanooga, Tonn.,
' OCt 2-0t And Room 10, Quindy House. Boston. Mass.
Tables and sliclves piled full and strained to their ut
* most capacity to hold up the finest novelties in
FALL SUITS AND OVERCOATS
Each season we 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
FINE, HIGH ART CLOTHING
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 yon. and you will call if
you enjoy a fine garment at a moderate price.
THOMAS & BURNS.
Bedford City Real Estate and Stocks.
Geo. L. Colgate & Co.,