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N. SALE & CO.,
Real Estate Agents
BEDFORD Cr "
VOL. IX.-NO. 18.
The great industrial center of Virginia.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1890.
Three blocks from the established busi?
ness center of Roanoko, at tbo junction
of the Norfolk and Western and Roan?
oko and Southern railroads, has been
subdivided into lots, and will be sold at
auction October 17. Scheduled prices
will admit of from KM) to 300 percent,
profit to the purchasers in the immedi?
ate future. A large attendance of buy?
ers is expected from all parts of the
country. This sale will inaugurate the
great fall activity in the Roanoko real
estate market, and is the best oppor?
tunity ever offered for both quick turns
and permanent investment. One of the
most noted auctioneers in the country
will ofliclutc. Watch the newspapers
'for further announcements of this ex?
traordinary sale. Woodland Par!; has
long been held with the idea that, the
city would take it, and make it. a pari; in
the center of Roanoko. We have pur?
chased it and will sell it for business
and residence purposes. It. contains
fifty twonty-fivo-foot business lots on
Campbell street, an established busi?
ness street, with a thirty-foot alley,
through which side tracks will be built
to make available for wholesale and
warehouse purposes; lot) tine residence
lots on a beautiful wooded elevation
overlooking Roanoko. It will all ulti?
mately come into use for business, be?
ing only two or three minutes' walk
from the corner of Jefferson street and
Sulcm avenue. Enormous profits in the
prices tit which these lots will be offered.
Woodland Far! Land Go.,
E. A. PARSONS, .IAS. S. SIMMONS,
T. A. FRIERSON, Auctioneer.
THE TIMES' LABOR COLUMN.
Items of Interest for Union Men
and Organized Labor.
At the mooting of tin; Federation of
Labor last night President Henderson
was installed and presided over the
meeting for the first time. The other
new oflicers were installed.
A committee was appointed to formu?
late a constitution and report at the
next regular meeting. The committee
is composed of Messrs. .1. T. Joyce, W.
II. Turnbull and Ii. F. Ru fling ton.
The time of meeting was changed
from every week to Wednesday night
every two weeks.
Credentials were received from
Adam Morrison, Thomas Cameron ami
William Unering as new delegates from
the Tailors' Union, elected last Monday
A resolution was passed extending to
delegates the privilege, to invite friends
who are. members of any of tin1 different
unions to attend the meetings of the
Mnrwla Cutters in Convention.
A convention of marble cutters was
held at the Chimnoy Corner. New York,
on Tuesday for the purpose of forming a
national organization. Delegates wore
present, from sixteen cities, including
Chicago, Roston, New Orleans, Dallas.
Tex., and the different marble centers of
Georgia and Vermont. A. R. Smith, of
Allegheny City, was elected temporary
chairman, and Win, Keating, of New
York, temporary secretary. A creden?
tial committee and a committee to for?
mulate a plan for a permanent organiza?
tion were appointed.
The striking miners of Ishpeming
held a meoting Wednesday, 2,500 work?
men being present. A committee was
appointed to submit a compromise pro?
position to the company. The men are
good naturcd and orderly, but have com?
pelled every man to leave the under?
ground workings of the mines.
Several employers in Liverpool have
yielded to the demands of their cartmen
for increased wages and3shorter hours.
Seven hundred cartmen have resumed
work. The dock laborer refuse to un?
load carts that are loaded by non-union
men and consequently work on the
dock is stagnant.
The strike of silk ribbon weavers in
Johnson. Cowden & Cc.'s, mill at River?
side, N. ,L. was settled yesterday morn?
ing. Thoweavers, numbering 130, went
to work at their old wages.
The labor troubles on the London
docks have become so had that I he com?
pany feels compelled to end them. '1 he
labor leaders can not control the men.
who st rike without their sane; ion. The
ship ewers' federation will open a
register for a free labor league. A sick
fund will be. provided for employees,
and all union men will be locked out.
THE TIMES 13 tho only paper in Roa?
noko which had the courage and enter?
prise to Invest monoy in telegraph c
THE HOUSE THEY LEAVE BEHIND.
The Congressmen Whom Their
Constituents Yearn For.
The Fifty-Second Congrats Will Not Know
Them?A Notable List-Hen Ittittcr
worth ?ml Tom llrowne, Frank Lanier
iiiiiI William McAitoo, CliarleH Gllmon
mill N. F.llanks?New York's Defeated
ami tin- Alltalice'* Vlothos.
Washington, t). C, Oct. 7.?| Spec?
ial.!?The following admirable review
of the ranks of defeated and retiring
Congressmen appears in the Critic: a
very large number of Representatives
in the Fifty-first will not be members of
the Fifty-second Congress. The death
roll has been unusually large in this
House, and upon it are borno the names
of some of the most eminent Congress?
men of their time. Ex-Speaker Ran?
dall, the versatile and brilliant "Sun?
set" Cox. and that persistent and con?
sistent protectionist, .ludgo W. 1). Kcl
ley, occurs at once. In the Senate, that
sturdy Scotchman, .lames R. Heck,
whose strong and manly character stood
four-square to every wind that blew, is
i nuinl>erod among the dead, and in nam
! ing his successor his State deprived the
i minority in the House of its natural
An unusually large number of Reprc
, Rontutivos failed of a ronomihation. In
' a few cases, like those of Major lien Itut
; tcrworth, who declined to be a candidate
again because ho .could do hotter pecun?
iarily in private life, and General Tom
; Itrowno of Indiana, who retired to pri?
vate life because ol bad health, the re?
tirement was voluntary. In most eases.
'. however, it was involuntary.
In the summary which follows only
, those are noted who. not being nomina?
ted, are certain not to bo members of
the next Congress. Some of those nomi?
nated in each party have close districts
and of course may be defeated. No no?
tice is taken of these, cases.
In Arkansas John II. Hogers, of the
Fourth district, is the only one not re
nominated. He declined. Ho was the
source of much worry to the Speaker
during the Spring and summer.
In California Marion Uriggs, Democrat,
of the Twentieth, and W. W. Morrow,
Republican, of the Fourth district, were
not renominated. The latter was an
unsuccessful candidate for the Republi?
can gubernatorial nomination. ,lohn
Dellaven, of the First district, has ten?
dered his resignation as a member of
the present House.
In Florida one-half the delegation
failed to be renominated. Consequently
R. 11. M. Davidson, of the First district,
will stay at home,
-in^iloorgia II. H. Carl ton, of the
Eighth, and A. 1). Candler, ot the Ninth
district, early announced their deter
j mination not to seek another term. The
I Alliance; bowled out Thomas W. Crimes.
! of the Fourth. .lohn 1). Stewart, of the
I Fifth, .1. C. Clements, of the Seventh,
and George T. Harnes, of the Tenth dis?
trict. The latter is the biggest man in
In Illinois Frank Dawler has been
nominated by the Democrats for sherilf.
that being a better?more lucrative?
job than Congressman.
In Indiana, besides General Tom
Itrowno. who declined, Joseph 15. Chea
dle will stay at. home, lie was a candi?
date for ronomination, but failed. Ho
i has been a good deal of a kicker all ses
! sion himself, and should l)C neither sur?
prised nor angry- however much he may
; lie disappointed, to lind his constituents
: doing some kicking on their own ac
In Iowa. Daniel Korr, of the Fifth
district, declined a ronomination. This
will afford great relief to the next Con?
gress. 10. II. Conger, of the Seventh
district, has resigned to go to llra/.H as
minister. In the Eleventh district Isaac
S. Strublo was defeated for ronomina?
tion because tin; leader of a friendly
delegation became rattled and made a
In Kansas. Edmund NT. Morrill, of the
First, .lohn A. Anderson, of the Fifth,
Erustus .1. Turner, of the Sixth, and
Samuel Ritter 1 'eters.of tbe Seventh dis?
trict, will stay in Kansas next time.
In Kentucky the two Republican
members, .lohn II. Wilson and II. F.
Finley, were thrown by action of the
Legislature into one district, t he only
Republican one in the state. A fierce
fight for the nomination ensued, which
ended yostordayin Wilson's gaining the
prize. Finley, inconsequence, will live
at home from March 1 next.
In Maryland Charles 11. Gibson of the
First district has not been renominated.
In Massachusetts the veteran Na?
thaniel F. Ranks has been retired. The
old man was one of the most interesting
and picturesque figures of the past ses?
sion, but be seemed rather a reminder
of the pastthan an actor of the present.
Rodney Wallace, of the Eleventh dis?
trict, will not come back.
In Michigan Aaron T. Bliss, of the
Eighth,and F. W. Wheeler.of the Tenth,
both Republicans, failed to he renom?
In Mississippi C. \i. Anderson was not
In Missouri Nathan Frank, of the
Ninth district, has been defeated for re
nomination, the opposition being led by
that voter an politician, Chauncoy I. Fil
ley. F. G. Niodringhaus has said be
would not run again. It is reported that
his election two years ago cost him
S7?,0()0, and that be doesn't think the
game worth the candle.
In Nebraska Gilbert 1. Raws, of the
Second district, was not renominated.
In New Hampshire Alonzo Nute and
Orren C. Moore are not running, and of
course can't get there.
In Now Jersey Herman Rchlbnck, Re?
publican, of the Sixth, declined, and
William McAdoO, Democrat, of the
Seventh, was defeated for ronomination.
in New York one Democrat. .1. M.
THE TIMES 5s tbo only paper in Roa?
noke which recolves by tolcfrrnph tbo
daily market? of New York ami Chiencrc.
E, VIRGINIA, I1IURSI
Wiley, of Thirty-third district, has
failed of renomination. The following
Republicans have suffered the same un?
toward fate: Charles J. Knapp, Seven?
teenth: John II. Motlit. Twenty-lirst:
Fred Lansing, Twenty-Second; Milton
DeLanoi Twenty-sixth: T. S. Flood,
Twenty-eighth; Charles S. Raker, Thir?
tieth; John tl. Sawyer, Thirty-first; J.
M. Fnrquhnr, Thirty-second, and W. G.
Luidlaw. Thirty-fourth district.
In North Carolina C. W. McClainniy.
Third, and A. Rowland. Fourth, dis?
trict (Democrats) were set aside by the
North Dakota tired of II. C. llans
brough in one session.
In Ohio, besides Major ltut(o?worth,
declined, the Republicans left aroM. M.
Roothman, Sixth; Robert P. Kennedy,
Eighth; Wm. C. Cooper, Ninth; A. C.
Thompson, Eleventh; Jacob .1. Pugslcy,
Twelfth; Charles I\ Wickham, Four?
teenth; Charles II. (irosvenor, Fifteenth,
and Martin L. Smyser, Twentieth dis?
trict. Two Democrats, Samuel S. Yoder,
of the Fourth, and George E. Seney, of
the Fifth district were not renominated.
General Grosvonor and Judge Thomp?
son were thrown out into tho same dis?
trict when the State were redistricted
last winter. They were both candidates
for renomination. They began a friend?
ly contest, which, however, soon de?
generated in a regular Kilkenny cat
light and ended by ending both of them
and nominating General Enochs.
In Pennsylvania Richard Vaux. Dem?
ocrat, of the Third district, wasdefeatcd
by the machine and nominated by an in?
dependent convention. Three other
Democrats were not renominated: Chas.
It. Ituckalcw, Seventeen! h: Levi Maish.
Nineteenth, and James Korr, of tho
Twenty-eighth district. The latter is
chairman of the Democratic State Com?
mittee.The Republicans who have failed
of renomination are: Smedloy Darling?
ton. Sixth: Robert)!. Yardloy, Seventh:
Edwin s. Osbornu, Twelfth; II. C. Mc
Cormlck, Sixteenth: Joseph Warren
Ray. Twenty-fourth: Charles C. Town
send. Twonty-flfth; ami W. C. Cnlher
son. Twenty-sixth district. ThomasM.
Dayneofthe Twenty-third district was
renominated. but declined to run.
In South Carolina George W. Dorgan,
of the Sixtlt district, failed to secure a
In South Dakota the Republicans did
not like the way Oscar S. Gilford repre?
sented them and turned him down.
In Tennessee W. C. Whitthorne, of
the Seventh, andJJamos Phelan .of the
Tenth districts, are not renominated.
They are both Democrats.
In Texas the unique William II. Mar?
tin, of tho Second district, was blown out,
and Silas Dare, of the Fifth, was not re?
nominated. Roth Democrats.
In Vermont John W. Stewart declined
to serve again.
In Virginia Edmund Waddill. jr., who
was given the seat of George D. Wise, of
the Third district, will not run. Whether
L?ngsten, who holds the seat of Mr.
Venable, of the Fourth district, will run
aerain is problematical.
In Wisconsin Luden B" Casweil', of the
First, and 1. W. Van Sehaick. of the
Fourth district, both Republicans, were
It will thus be seen that both parties
will lose a number of their oldest and
most valuable members from one cause
and another. Major McKinley, the Re?
publican floor leader, has an adverse
majority of from 2,000 to 3,500 to over?
come. It is not likely that he can do
it. The Mouse in the Fifty-second Con?
gress will thus be composed necessarily
of an extraordinary proportion of new
members, including several Alliance
men. who may act independent of both
the regular parties.
"A FIGMENT OK FICTION."
The Norfolk and Western Is Not Building
Any More Hotels ut Present.
A report comes that the Norfolk and
Western Railroad Company contem?
plates the erection of not less than
twenty new hotels along their line in
Virginia. -NewYork Journal of Finance.
The above item was shown to Major
M. \Y. Rryan. manager of the real estate
department of the Norfolk and Western,
who siiid that there was no truth in it.
'?Northern newspapers," said Major
Rryan, ?'seem to think that the Norfolk
and Western is erecting all the hotels
in course of construction in Southwest
Virginia. The company owns only three
hotels. Hotel Roanoko, Maple Shade
Inn, at Pulaski, and Rluofield Inn, at
Rlucflcld, and will not erect more. A
number of hotels are going up on its
lines, but they are being built entirely
independent of the Norfolk and West?
ern. A rumor was current not long ago
that the Norfolk and Western had pur?
chased the Groenbricr White Sulphur
Springs, but that was like this, without
Invested Sold and Reinvested.
Hon. Andrew Rroaddus, clerk of the
Page County courts, and editor of tho
Page county News, who has been visit?
ing with Mrs. Rroaddus at the the
bouse of Captain J. Crane, whose wife
is a sister of Mrs. Rroaddus, returned
home yesterday. Mr. Rroaddus made
several investments while here, realized,
and reinvested again. Roanoke Is one;
of the few places in which such quick
turns can be made.
No Meeting Waa Held.
Owing to the absence from the city of
several members of the Commercial
Club committee they did not hold a
meeting with Mr. Pcchin last night in
regard to making preparations for enter?
taining the Iron and Steel Institute
visitors. A meeting will be held in a
In ii Comatose Condition.
Mr. Samuel Ferguson, of Franklin
county, who had a load of produce for
sale at the market yesterday, left his
four-year-old son. Jessie, in the wagon
for a short time, and on bis return found
the little follow in a comatose condi?
tion. The services of a physician were
secured and the lad was taken to the re?
sidence of Mr. R. F. Rlaok on Edg -
wood street, but at last accounts it was
not thought that 1)0 could survive. The
cause of his condition is a mystery.
When an advertiser wants quantity in?
stead of quullty ho utses u bill board.
)AY MORNING, OCTOI
EXCITING SHOOTING AFFRAY.
H. B. Olliver WoundsT. R.BIan
ton, of Flipping, W. Va.
Blunton Occupied Two Seata in a Cur mid
Olliver Aasumed the iCI^lit t<> Censure
Ulm?Ulauton Remonstrated 'With it
l*ulr of Brass Knuckles ami Olliver
Culled a Gun on Mini.
A shooting affray at the Union Depot
yesterday noon created considerable
excitement. II. 15. Olliver. agent for
the Eureka Detective Agency and the
Knion News Company, got into an alter?
cation with T. It. ltlanton, a clerk in
tho Louisville Coal and Coke Company's
store at Flipping, Mercer county. West
Virginia, and shot him. inflicting a
Noticing a large crowd on the west
side of Jefferson street, near Salem
avenue yesterday about noon, a TlMKS j
reporter hurried there, and ascertained j
that the cause of the excitement was |
the shooting of a man at the Union Do- j
pot a few minutes previous. Learning 1
that tho wounded man was in Dr. W. j
W. I tu tier's office, On the second tloor of
tho Kirk building, the TlMKS represent?
ative hurried up stairs, and. stretched
on a lounge, saw what he supposed was
a man dangerously wounded.
There was an ugly looking wound on '
tho left side just above the hip, and as
the doctor probed for the bullet it was
at first difficult for the uninitiated to
determine whether the ball had pene?
trated or been deflected towards the ?
spinal column. In a short time the sur?
geon ascertained that tho ball, instead
of penetrating the abdominal cavity, i
had passed underneath the muscles to- !
wards the spine, a short distance from j
which it was soon afterwards very skill?
fully and successfully extracted.
The patient bore the pain of the search
for the ball and the operation of extract?
ing it without wincing, and shortly after
the bull was removed got up and was
able, with but little assistance, to walk
about the room.
It was ascertained that the wounded
man, in company with a number of com
I panions, was on his way. on train No. 4.
to Lynchburg to attend the fair now in
progress there. It appears he was occu?
pying the whole of one seat and was ap?
proached by Olliver with the request
that he make room for some of the other
ltlanton resented this suggestion and,
it is claimed, struck Mr. Olliver a ter?
rific blow over the right eye with brass
knuckles, knocking him backwards en?
tirely over one seat. As be arose, Mr.
Olliver drew his revolver, a 38-calibrc |
Smith ?fe Wesson, and fired one shot. i
ltlanton walked out of the train into
the reception room and remained there ^
until he was conveyed to tho otllco of
Dr. Itutler, nearly two blocks distant.
In the meantime Officer Ware, who had
heard the report of the pistol and seen
the smoke, rushed into the car and ar?
rested Olliver. who was taken to the
calaboose, from which he was latorjjro
leased by Justice Iloworton on giving
A Times reporter talked with Olliver
while he was a prisoner, and he gave the
following version of the affair. Ho said ;
ltlanton was lolling on the seat and he '
remarked in fun to him that it would j
bo better to divide it with some of his j
follow passengers than to be lying down .
like a drunken man. On this ltlanton j
rose, up and asked him with an oath if
he meant to say that he was drunk. lie
replied ho would not by any means
make such an assertion, but that n man
could sometimes act like a drunken
man when he was not in the least in?
; He had no sooner said this than ltlan?
ton. who wore a Stick coat, put his band
in his pocket and struck him a terrific
blow over the eve with a pair of brass
knuckles. Ho was knocked backward
over two seats, and ltlanton was prepar?
ing to follow tip the attack, but, recov?
ering himself, he drew his revolver and
; tired one shot at. his opponent, who. as
I soon as ho drew the pistol, was attempt
j ing to get out of the reach of danger.
He said he aimed at Itlanton's legs, as
I he had no desire to kill him. ltlanton.
j after the shot, was tired, escaped from
tho car at a rapid pace, while Olliver was
I arrested by Officer Ware and taken to
the police station.
As tho wound on his forehead was
covered by a bandage the reporter asked
him if the cut was a deep one. --l
should think it was" said ho, "as Dr.
Luck had to sew it up." The reporter
admitted that the wound then must be
worse than he bad supposed.
At last accounts ltlanton was resting
quietly at tho Karl House, on Salem
avenue, where he is carefully guarded.
Previous to his removal to that place
he was searched, and on his person were
found an ugly looking pair of brass
knuckles and a very sharp and bright
stil let to. Froth this it would appear
that Olliver made, a very narrow escape.
The case is set for a bearing before Jus?
tice Iloworton this morning.
The parties to the; affray had a pre?
liminary hearing before Justice llower
'?. ton yesterday evening and were ad
j mit ted to bail in the sum of 8200 each
I for their appearance before him on
Saturday morning next at 11 o'clock,
Messrs. W. II. Day and Josiah Friend be?
ing Oliver's sureties and Mr. F. It.
Thomas being security for ltlanton.
The latter appeared very pale and weak
and seemed to bo suffering considerably
from his wound, which ho doubt, will lie
very sore and painful by this morning.
In conversation with the reporter
ltlanton said ho and a friend occupied
seats together. Tin-latter left the coach.
' in which they wore sitting, to get a
lunch at tho depot, requesting him to
hold the seat during his absence. In
accordance with this request ho had
lain across both seats, thinking this the
best way to retain them. While lyintr
down he was caught by the shoulder by
Tho reason why advertisers like the
TIME1S in because their advertisements
HER 9, 1890. PI
Olliver who rudely requested him to
sit up and not occupy two scats. He
told Olliver that he was watching the
other seat for his friend, hut Olliver said
no gentleman would bo so sclftsh as to
claim two scats, at the same time shak?
ing him roughly. He resented this
treatment by striking Olliver in the
face, upon which the latter drew a re?
volver and shot him.
Planten is a small man of delicate
build and thin features, weighing prob?
ably about one hundred and thirty
pounds. He had a determined look, and
though below the average in height, had
the appearance of a man who would do
all he could to defend himself when im?
posed upon. The merits of the case,
however, will be determined upon in the
FOR THE ROAKOKK HOSPITAL.
AiltUtlonuI Subscriptions Iteportetl to tilt)
Amount oi ? 1,023.
The hospital canvassing committee is
still busily at work for funds for the
hospital and is very sanguine as to tho
final outcome of its labors. In conver?
sation with with a T1MK8 reporter yes?
terday Mr. T. T. Flshburnc, a member
of the committee, said he was meeting
with much encouragement and did not
propose to cease his efforts till a fund of
$50j000 was raised for the proposed hos?
Interest in the effort was felt in the
country around this city.and he expected
substantial aid from the people of other
places in this vicinity, for with a good
hospital here patients might be expecW d
from all parts of Southwest. Virginia
The aim is not only to have a place for
nursing the sick, but for treatment of
special diseases. He reported the fol?
lowing collections yesterday:
Virginia Itrcwing Company. 8 300
Miss Ella Powell. :.':.()
('apt. II. It. Moorman. 100
\V. P. Moomaw. loo
C. W. Thomas. ">()
E. C. Pech in. ?l)
Rev. \Y. C. Campbell. 50
B. Ii. Orldor. ->."?
C. Victor Koidiler. of Huchnnan. '-.'.?>
.1. 11. Traynham. 25
Dr. E. A. Parson (additional)... 225
Total. 9 1,025
Cash subscriptions before re?
ported . 10,410
Four lots, valued at SI.000 each. 4,000
This is the amount actually put on
tho subscription list, and does not in?
clude tho $5,000 promised by the Nor?
folk and Western.
Two Weddings ComiiiK.
Marriage licenses were issued yester?
day by the clerk of the corporation
court to Mr. .lames M. Maupin and Miss
Lillie W. Fircy. and to Mr. (leorge
Rensoh and MissTi^a B. Martin. The
first named coupTfj S'.ill bo married at
Greene Memorial Church, and Rev. J.
H. Hoyd will be tho officiating minister.
A Coi3 Storage Company.
The Virginia Packing Mouse and Cold
Storage Company is getting matters into
shape for the erection of a $50,000 plant
in Roanoko. Already $35,000 worth of its
stock has been subscribed for. and the
stock has only been on the market three
weeks. Such an establishment will
prove a decided addition to the mercan?
tile and local trade of Roanoko.
"Horiltlulu" I.list Night.
"Merminie." presented at the Opera
Mouse last night by William Rcdmund,
with a first-class support, was one of the
best entertainments of the season. The
characters are all good, and the parts
were WOll sustained. The play is full
of pathos and humor, with Intensely in?
teresting and dramatic situations.
Tearing Down the Lutheran Church.
The work of tearing down the old
Lutheran Church, preparatory to erect?
ing the new $40,000 structure, has be?
gun. The work will now he pushed for?
ward as rapidly as possible.
Closed on Account of Death.
The ollico of Hughes & Camp, W. P.
Camp it Co. and the Camp Company w ill
be closed to-day on account of the death
of Mr. W. P. Camp's father at Arring
ton, Nelson county, yesterday morning.
Tho Coin to lie Paris.
Washington*, Oct. :i.?[Special]?
ComtO De Paris and his parly made a
visit to Mt. Vornon to-day. At 5 o'clock
they left for Norfolk and Richmond.
Four of the six boilers at a sawmill in
Muskegon, Michigan, exploded yester?
day, wrecking the mill and throwing
the other two from their foundations.
Six men were injured, one fatally.
The condition of the King of Holland
was unchanged yesterday.
0. N. Shell, tho Alliance and Tlllman
ite candidate for Congress in the fourth
South Carolina district, has received the
Democratic nomination in the primaries.
Tho revenue of the French govern?
ment during the month of September
showed an increase of 0,100,000 francs
over revenue of corresponding month
The seventh annual Indian conference
is in session at Lake Moln nk,
A despatch from Ruenos Ayrcs says
that the reports of an impending revo?
lution are without, foundation.
The Census Rureau yesterday an?
nounced the population of the state of
Nebraska to be 1,050,703; increase, 007,
413, or 130.17 per cent. State of Now
Jersey. 1,441,017; increase, 300,001, or
27.40 per cent.
.1. S. Rniloy, a largo lumbe r dealer in
Southeast Georgia, was killed on Satilla
River. Camden county, Tuesday night
by one of his clerks named Patterson.
Tho Government has forbidden the
Importation into England of live tattle
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NOT VERY SMOOTH SAILING.
The Street Car Company Op?
posed at Several Points.
The Norfolk anil Western Has It* Way?
Petitions Presented Against the ?;so
??r Salem Avenue, Against Side Trncks.
and In Favor of the Vint Rail?What
Prominent Business .Hen Have to Sny?
The Street Railway Company is not
having smooth sailing in securing the
privileges for tho extension of their
lines. They were knocked out Tuesday
night by tho Norfolk and Western on
Commonwealth and Shenandoah aven?
ues, and, from present appearances, meet
with another defeat to-night in the mat?
ter of extending the line along Salem
between Commerce and Jefferson streets,
and the laying of tracks on tho side of
resident streets. The petition sent to
the Council, asking that the line bo not
allowed on Salem avenue, was signed by
sixty-two property owners and renters?
among them the following: W. V. Kirk,
Knglchy & Uro., Chipman, Massiciv. Co.,
Rosenoaum Bros., Rev. 1). c. Moomaw,
K. H. Stewart. Coffinnn ? ilotfman,
Ferry Williams. \\. 11. Moomaw, The
? Rockingham Investment Company, and
: i. Rae.hrach.
The petition asking that Cue company
be requested to construct all their lines
in the center, of the streets, and that,
flat rails be used, was signed by seventy
three persons, among them tho follow?
ing : J, C. Rage. V. B. Kemp iv Co.. J.
A. Yager Co.. Brown. Johnson & Co.,
R. K. Powell & Co., Gray & Boswell, Jos.
T. Kngleby. Oscar D. Di rr & Co.. V. A.
Craig & Co.. the Roanokc Transfer Com?
pany, Col. A. Pope, Or. Leigh Buokner,
T. T. Fishhurno and D. 11. Matson.
A TlMKS reporter interviewed a num?
ber of those1 who signed the petitions,
and below is the result :
Mr. N. B. Johnston, of tho firm of
Brown Johnston & Co., said: ? "All
other well regulated cities now require
the use of flat rails, and that the rail?
way companies pave between the rails
and for two fcot on each side, and these
requirements should he made in Ronn
Mr. T. T. Fishburne said: I am not
opposed to corporations or street rail- v
ways, but the rights of private citizens
should not be overstepped in granting
them privileges. It would deprecate
the value of property for the tracks to
be laid along the side of streets. I have
spent S40 this year on my carriage
wheels on account of the present condi?
tion of the street, railway tracks."
Mr. J. Walter Boswell. of the firm of
' Cray & Boswell, said: "I think Salem
I avenue, crowded as it is already, is too
' narrow for.ar?tsroet. railway. The ooiu
! pany should W required * to keep tho
street about the tracks in good condi
Mr. T. S. Massie said: "Salem avenue
i is too narrow for the business, and an
I electric street, line would seriously in
I tefcro with travel and business.
I Rev. I), c. Moomaw, a large property
owner, said: "A street car Hii" along
' Salem avenue would drivo business from
I that part of the city, and greatly de?
preciate the value of property."'
! Mr. Joseph Rosenbaum, of the firm of
! Rosenbaum Bros., said: "An electric.
' car line on Salem avenue would drive
! our business away."
Mr. Roland Hoffman, of tho firm of
t ollman & Hoffman, said: "The pro
' posed car line would interfere with
travel and turn business to another part,
of tho city. I am opposed to it."
These petitions were referred to the
street committee, with instructions to
report at the adjourned meeting of the
j Council to-night. The proposition of
''? Manager Christian in reference to tho
! grading of ilolliduy street and the con?
struction of car sheds will also OOUlO up
j for final action.
The other matters of importance that.
1 will come up at the meeting to-night
j are tho passing of an ordinance in rela?
tion to the right of way in tho city of
the Roanoke and Southern railroad and
the report of the city solicitor and con?
sul i lag at torhey8concerning the legality
j of the construction of the bridge ap
i preaches by day labor.
\ FURNITURE FACTORY.
steps Being Taken to Secure Another En?
terprise tor Roiinoke.
Messrs. I). \V. and K. H. Buck; of
New York, have been in Roanoke sev?
eral days with a view to locating a fur?
niture factory that will employ 100 hands
at the start. They have been given
satisfactory assurances that a free site,
and other inducements will bo offered]
The gentlemen say that these terms
will be accepted by the parties they re?
present, and the matter will be definitely
settled as soon as the parties can bo
Wayland Rupert, of Danville, was
married tit the First Presbyterian Church
yesterday to Miss Alice Ranghorno, of
! this city, and the marriage was per
I formed by Rev. W. C. Campbell.
I Mr. George Pcnsch and Miss Ruht U.
j Martin were married yesterday at tho
! resilience of the bride's father, Mr.
? James T. Martin, by Rev. W. C. Camp?
Given sixty Days.
ThO case of John M. Martin, charged
with obtaining money on false preten?
ses, was resumed in Justice Howerton'8
court, yesterday. After listening to tho
argument, he was sentenced to jail for
sixty days by Justice llowerton. As
there are several ot tier cases tobe heard
from. Martin's stay in that reformatory
institution is likely to be lengthy.
The Weather To-day.
For Virginia : Fair, slightly warmer,
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