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N. SALE & CO..
Reel Estute Aponts,
BEUl'ORD CITY, VA.
VOL. EX.?NO. M.
OPKC1AL?\V(! have for sah- to-day a
lot oh the Main lloulevnrd In West End
for S'i.OOO. This lot is on the highest
point in the vicinity, an 1 anyone desir?
ing n cheap and prolltable Investment
will do well to i -.i e advantage of this op?
portunity. Tie lot advertised yesterday
by us was sold by Hi o'clock.
WILBUR S. POLK A. CO.
1) ARTIES desiring: to pur
ehase Lots in
MUCH AN AN, YA.,
? at the ?
SALE, OCTOBER 20TII,
.should call on
SIMMONS, AMRLER& CO.,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS.
Olliee comer Washington and Water
'J^ RA NC IS It. kemp ? CO.
HAVE CHARTERED A SPECIAL
TRAIN TO UUCHANAN, VA., TO?
LEAVING ROANOKE AT Si A.M. AND
RETURNING AT Ii P. M.
All parties w ishing to buy property at
this point will call at the olliee of
FRANCIS 1!. KEMP & CO.,
?where they will be furnished w ith round
trip tickets. lL
M HA DO WS. II.
S. MEADOW'S X- Co.
A first-class li t <if property on their
Olliee with Old Dominion Investment
40 SALEM AVENUE,
AHEIGHT. I NTELLIGENT YOUNG
. MAN, who is willing to work-, and
wauls to learn the newspaper business,
can find something to hi-, advantage by
applying at Tin: TlMKS" business olliee
between 10 a. in. anil 4 p. in.
T>AINE, GREGORY ^ CO..
Peal Estate Hrokcrs,
Secure your lots before the day of the
sale (20th) through us. Large profits
made on small Investments. oct2.'t-tf
i <?tt Tit i: iiosi
A I.lsl <>l the Siiti-? : ilin s t.
'f. T. Ftehbiirm . . .
i*. I.. Terry
Dr. Jos. a. <iale .
I?r. a. /. Keiner .
Mary \V. Sandu .
. c. O Lcary
'I'honiiu Lewis . ,
a. Lewis ....
. .1. >r. Ouinblll .
s. s. Itrookfl .
a. s;. a-1? rry . ,
Kinrlcliy & llri,
W. J.himI I.. Uluir. Jr.
\\ . W. Coo
.Mrs. (i. U'oWnttS
Mis-; Ella I.e.
.1. \v. Coon
I). Q. Mooinaw
. .1. M. Harris
Win. I?. ilujj
II. C. I'll.
Woods tc Cnldwell
11 u it'. Andrews & Tlioina
c. Mnrklcy .
w. s. McClnniilmn .
It. It. Moorman
\V. 1'. Moonmw
Itov. Ilr. W. 11. Mcndo .
(in key iV Wool wine
Comniercla 1 < 'lull .
Itoiinoku Times .
Ex. Ii. und Invi tincnl C
Park hand Co.. l lot .
J" iiiwo Land Co., I lot
\ intnn Lund Co., i lm
Hughes St Camp .
Mrs. a. I?ono
a. I'ope . . . .
tlco. <'. Mooinaw
E. a. Parsons
Itov. .1- E. IlUHlinoll .
(!. Graham Anderson
Hcv. \V. c. Cnmpboll
c. W. Thomas .
i :. <\ i'ochin
lt. I.. Grimier . .
It. .1. Ecklolf .
a. .1. banks
<'. Victor Kochlcr
.1. It. Traynbiim
Kreil E. roster .
L. II. Ilruirh .
N. M. Wilmeth
.1. A. firanscom .
.1. B. Flshlnirnc,
.1. K. Winfield
1?. \V. Hull
I'll ml it i >
Fix Up flic Sidewalk.
There is a very dangerous place on
the plank walk near TlIK TlMKS build?
ing. Where it joins with the cement,
pavement. There is danger of per?
sons walking along th<?r0 being thrown
into the excavation ten feet below. The
steps on tho west side of the station
house are also in bad condition.
Oil. Fries in Town.
Colonel P. H. Fries, president of the
North Carolina and Virginia Construc?
tion Company, arrived here yesterday
evening, and is stopping at Hotel Roan
The one hundred and thirty-seventh
marriage license of the year was issui d
vesterday by the .clerk of the Hustings
court for the marriage of Mr. 11. L.
n'homas to Mis.-: Hertha R. Robinson.
On a Respectable Citizen in the
OMcer [frowning Attacks Mr. Samuel Pat?
terson anil Is As-.I-.IimI liy Several
Other OtIU-crs, U'ho Strike and Choke
Mim Severely?The Mayor und Police
CutumiMslonci-s Will Take l'roni]il Ac
i inn To-ilni.
Mr. Samuel Patterson, of 105 West I
Campbell street ?'ne of Lite mos: highly
respected and peaceable citizens of Ro
n'noke, wears tin ugly bruise on bis left
, chock and suffers with an injured
, throat as the result of an assault upon
! him by four policemen at the? stntlon
i house yesterday morning about 10
While the Mayor's court was in ses?
sion Mr. I'attorson was passing the
stntlonhousc. and, noticing an unusual
: crowd in the courtroom, wen! in. Soon
i after he, with others, were asked to
stand hack by Officer Browning, who
; spoko in a rather harsh manner. Mr.
Patterson moved back, and was soon
I ordered by the same officer to move
I farther, and when approached a third
time in a rougher manner still, replied j
that he would ;ro out, and started for
tho door. j
Officer Browning followed and in
I formed Mr. Patterson that he must
understand that ho (Browning) was
running things there. Mr. Patterson
responded all right and started out
when tho officer pushed hint back against
tho crowd violently, lie attempted to
j stand his ground when throe more
j policemen, Officers Mabry, Ash ford and
j .Jasper Vest, came upon him. Young
Vest gave him the bruise on the cheek
with his iist. while some of the others
attempted to strike him on the head
with their billies, Mabry, Ash ford and
browning choking him at, the same
time, till his tongue came out of his
mouth. Mr. Patterson struggled will)
his assailants, but was soon overpowered
] and rushed hurriedly to tho hack part
' of tho building and locked in a cell.
I The chief of police, who had not had
! time to give any order or learn what
j was the trouble, followed after the offi
' cers as they hurried Mr. Patterson to
? the cell, and almost by the lime that tin
lock clicked ordered his release.
There was a large crowd in the court
I rooms, and the a Hair created consider?
able excitement. It soon became gon
I orally known over tin- city, and all who
heard the details denounced tho jiolicc
I men in the strongest terms.
The case will be before the Mayor this
morning at '.? o'clock, and Mr. Patterson
: will be represented by Mr. Dupuy.
Tie- police commissioners will in?
vestigate the matter this afternoon at 1
Mayor Evans said to .i Ti.mks reporter
i yesterday that he had known Mr, Pat
J terson for nine years, and had never
' know n a man more peaceable.
lit: had a knii i..
j A ToMgll CltixCII Cries to Whittle Iiis
May to I'reeilolit.
.1. 1,. Russell, of Christiansliurg, who
was arrested yesterday afternoon for
disorderly conduct on the streets, came
near escaping last night between 7 and
s o'clock. When he was put in a e< il a
large double-ldadod Rogers knife was
left in his possession, and while Watch?
man Johnson was at supper Ik-used it.
with considerable effect on tho wooden
bars of his cage.
The watchman returned just in time
to prevent the cscapa of the prisoner,
one of the bars of the cage being cut.
nearly in two in two places. Kussel 1
threw the knife to theothet side of tho
room when be beard the approach of the
watchman, and denie d hav ing done the
cutting, but said he would "blow the
whole thing up if he could."'
I'ltoM ROCKY MOI NT.
. Thai Town i. (Jetting Kcndy to Have a
I.: \ ci v ISoOllt.
Mr. R. Ii. llreer, formerly of Rocky
Mount, but now engaged in the real es?
tate business in this city, returned yes?
terday from a visit to Iiis parents, and
said toaTtMKs reporter that the proposed
route of the Roanoke ami Southern by
; Rocky Mount has been surveyed, and It
is practically settled that the road will
get by that place.
Rocky Mount is a quiet litt!" village
of snii people, but is getting ready for
j the great development that is sure to
follow the completion of tho Roanoke
and Southern. It already has two land
companies, but has not yet had a public
sale of lots.
Mr. J. Thomas Hall and Miss f.oula
Graham were united in marriage at the
residence of the bride's mother, near
Floyd Court House. Tuesday, the 28th
1 inst. Rev. .lohn K. Harris performing
she ceremony. The wedding was a quiet
one, only intimate friends of the con?
tracting parties being present. They
arrived iu Roanoke yesterday en route
to Minefield. W. Va.. where they
will make their future home. After
Spending several hours at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. .1. T. Hall, 412 Fourth
avenue, they left on the evening train
for their future home. Mrs. Hall was
the recipient of many handsome
A Good I'la.-,. to (let Warm.
The office of Clerk Brooko, of the
Hustings Court, is a good place to go to
warm up these cold days, or at least
would be if it were not kept, so hot. All
the lawyers and real estate men have
I colds caused by going into the hot vault
1 looking up the titles of land, and then
coming out in the cold air.
Mr. o. 1?. Dorr was confined to his
room yesterday, and this is the cms-.
: The extreme hea i of the cbriC II I c
solves i);,, mystery of the profuse n noi
hand kerchiefs by all tin- r< porien ? I ' he
KE, VA,, TIU'RSDAY
THK Jl'NIOHS' i-'AIIt.
Kvcrybotly !:ns a Cmnl Thin- ^ I'rl/.e for
tl:u Prettiest l.ailv.
Thoro \vaa a good attendance at the I
\ fit-omens' fair lust night, though thoJ
I crowd was not as largo ns some previous
i evenings. Tho dancing tva ; enjoy d by
: it largo number of. young people until n
into hour. Miss ?l.la Steel? ?von the
' cake iu the c ike walk, and Mis > !' ssio
I l)<?ss ?von t??*o oil paintings,
I The taking of chances on Tun
? Timk.s uibrcrint ion, which Is tobe railh it,' '
I was begun by Miss Bcs'sio Doss.
Tub Timks Is requested to announce
j that. tho company ?vlll gladly receive
contributions of any kind, and requests
all who are disposed to aid a worthy
enterprise tosend In their contributions
or notify the company.
Prizes ??'111 bo given to night to tho
prettiest lady and most homely man. it
will bed' filled by three unknown judges,
and will be awarded at H? o'clock.
Messrs. t has. <>. Moody and .'. .1.
Davis will call on the citizens tor con- i
The large number of people who at
tend the fair enjoy the evenings, and n
good time is promised all who may at- ,
I POll THK ROANOKK AMI SOUTH KKN.
j The Contract for This Knit of the Line Is
Let iiml Work Will Begin.
I The contract, for the graduation. '
I masonry and trestle work of the first
I eight miles of the Itoanoke and South
era railroad, starting- in Roanoke and
extending to Shorts Cross-roads, has <
been awarded to ES. S. Moorman A: Co.. of
Lynchburg. Rogers & 0*Urion, Cod- j
wise A-. Allen and dimes & Thomas, of j
Itoanoke, were among the bidders, j
There tvoro also bids from Richmond, i
: Washington. Danville and Atlanta con- !
Rids have been received for three
miles more, terminating at the summit j
of the Blue Ridge, and the contract will I
be awarded in a few days. All the
road will then be under contract, except
fourteen miles south of the summit. !
Work will be commenced in Roanoke
next Saturday with i? large force of
hands and pushed forward rapidly.
LKAVINC, A liOOt) JIOTKL.
Three of Jailor T ray n ham's <: nest s Vacate
Their I'leusaut Onarters.
As the prisoners in the jail were being
taken out to work Tuesday morning.'
j three escaped.
Jailor Traynham usually turns the
; prisoners out from tho upper apartment
I while Cliaingung Foreman Dyle re
i mains on the first floor takes
! charge of them as they come down
! stairs. "Monday morning Mr. Traynham j
? began to turn the prisoners OUt as usual, '
' thinking Mr. Dyle was ready to receive j
: them, while, in fact, he was on the ;
! second floor of the building.
Three prisoners had been let go before j
' this condition of affairs became known j
\ to the jailor, and instead of taking their
j places for the cliaingung, went out at
j the back door leaving for parts unknown. ;
SNATCHKI) Mis WATCH.
. A Sncnk Thief Octn Away With Mr. Hills'
j Mr, J. T. Mills, of Pong s Mill. Lack
Creek, reported to Chief .of Police Mor
? t is that on Tuesday night about II
: o'clock as lie was on bis way to the
I Palace Hotel a r.egro boy snatched his
. watch and chain from his pocket and
ran olf. IIa said the watch was a gold
. one and was very valuable. He ran ,
I after tho boy. but failed to catch him.
He desired tho chief to assist him in
recovering his timekeeper, which tho 1
: latter promised to do. Chief Morris told
the reporter that lie had seen the watch, j
and that it was a valuable one.
I Mr. J. II. Wilkinson and Miss Carrie ,
j L. llird will be married at the residence '
I of the bride. No. KOfl Eighth avenue I
j south ??'est, this morning at '.?::;'> o'clock. !
; llov. J. II. Royd will bo the officiating
! minister, ami the marriage will be a
quiet one, only a few intimate friends
! and immediate relatives of the contract- ,
?? ing partloa having been invited. Im- ;
? mediately after the marriage the couple j
I will start on tho Shennmloah Valloy
j train for Washington and other N irth
t rn cities.
lletertive Nellie Assaulted.
j Detective Nellie was' in Willlictll's
I saloon on Railroad avenue last night on
professional duty, when the negroes
caught on to his purpose and assaulted
The detective was badly bruised, the
negroes using brass knocks liberally. :
He was taken to Dr. Leigh Ruckner's
Office, where his wounds were dressed.
No arrest were made.
The Junior Herman Club.
The Roanoke Junior Herman Club
?rave a very delightful hop last night at
Rorer Park Hotel. Mrs. W. II. Horton
! and Mrs. T. 1). Crawford were the
ehaperones. and Messrs. Warren Well
ford and A. It. Rotts were the floor
managers. The committee on invitation
were Messrs. W. A. Woodson, W. il.
Horton. A. R. Neal. VV. A. Dickinson
and John T. Trout.
Taken to His Late Home.
The remains of Ulbert M. Stewart,
who was killed Tuesday night as re?
ported in Till'. TlMrs, were taken to his
homo In Montgomery county yesterday
for burial by his brother, who came after
The lliiclianan Sale.
Buchanan, v.?.,oct. 20.?[Special]?
The sale of lots to-day was a great suc?
cess. Between $300,000 and Sf00,000
worth were sold. S.-vetal hundred
bidders were present from Roanoke,
Lynch burg, Richmond, Washington,
Baltimore and other points. F. B. Kemp
.v. Co., ol Roanoke, sold $70,000 worth of
lots. Tin .sab will be Contimit <i to?
THE GRAND CHAPTER R. A. \l
Continued its Session at Ma?
sonic Temple Yesterday
Tin- Decree <>r ntnii I'rlcKt Conferred ??n ?
fclvo Allisons?The '''lection of Utlteera
I'm the Knotting War Skctcht-s of itn
MuBonlc Or?ler Toe (irund t'tuiimiiiitl
cry Meets To-dny.
Trie grand chapter met yesterday nl
12 o'clock In committee of the whole,
and adjourned at 2 o'clock, the procei d
lllgS of Which were reported at the
meeting Hi the evening at 7 o'clock.
At 3 6!clock the past grand high
priests assembled and conferred the de- ]
cree of high pries! on live gentlemen:
J. A. Jackson, of Ablngdon; I'. Whit
lock, of Richmond, \';t.: .!. Cooper, of
Culpcper; .1. C. Fnright, of Danville;
E. .1. Bailor, of Marion.
At. 7 o'clock the chapter assembled as I
a body, and pr.?cded to the election of j
officers, when the following were elected
Tor the chiming year.
.1. Howard Way I. grand high priest: j
(1. W. Wright, grand king: William I.,
?leffries, grand scribe; W. Taylor Allen,
grand treasurer: William It. Isaacs,
grand secretary: .lohn T. Carter, grand :
C. of IL; George W. Poo, grand I*, s.:
F. A. Heed, grand It. A. C: .1. F.
Christian, grand third veil; Jacob Hum- !
garden, grand second veil: .1. S. Tower,
grand first veil; George W. Dame,
After the adjournment of the grand
chapter shortly after 10 o'clock the i
members retired to the dinning room '
west of the hall when" two tables of !
substantials and delicacies awaited
them. These tables were tastefully
arranged under the management of Mr.
W. H. Maokay. who had as his assistant
.1. I'. Galloway, the Railroad avenue 1
restuarauteur. It is needless to add!
that ample justice was done to the
supper and that all present enjoyed it i
to the ftilles; extent. The next annual !
meeting of the chapter will he hehl in I
The Grand Commandery will meet '
this morning at lo o'clock, and the ses?
sion will close to-night w ith a banquet j
at Hotel Roanokc. General ?lohn I*. s. i
Gohin, of Lebanon, Pa., grand master 1
of templars in the United Stales, ar?
rived yesterday and was present at the
meetings of the Grand Chapter. The
proceedings of the Grand Commandery ,
will hi1 of unusual interest to the Ma sons
here and will be watched with Interest
by our people generally.
The eminent Masons, now nsscmbled
here, are among the most prominent and
substantial citizens of the state. They
show t hat they are men of distinction
when met, on i he street, or in the lobbies
of the hoto.is pr anywhere pise. The
sessions of the Grand Chapter closed
last nlglil with a banquet, of which
more will b - said hereafter.
In connection with this interesting
subject it may not lie amiss just to sketch
briefly the Masonic organization of this
city, and given synopsis of the condition
of the (.filer in the State at large.
Masonry in this State is in a very
flourishing condition. There are two
blue lodges, one chapter and one com?
mandery located here, as follow s: Lake?
land Lodge. Xo. I DO, .1. It. Mailt horn,
master: I'lcasants Lodge. No. till, II. N.
Thaxton, master: Murray Chapter, No.
?.':.'.,). F. Christian, high priest: Bayard
Commandery. No. 15, W. 11. I'lCUSUlllS,
The Grand Uoyal Chapter of Virginia
was organized in the city of Norfolk
May. 1800. In 1800 the headquarters
were removed to IHchmond, where it-*
annual sessions were held until 1882,
when the meetings were held in various
cities of tin- Stute, Each chapter is en?
titled to three delegates in the grand
body. At tbo session last year in this
city about fifty members ol the chapter
Tin1 Grand Commandery, Knights
Templars of Virginia, was instituted in
Winchester on the 22d of November,
ISO.'!. From 1845 until 1873 the In dy con?
vened annually in IHchmond, and since
the last mentioned year the body has
mot In diffi ront cities of the State.
Each commandry is allowed three tb le?
gates. TobecomoaKoyftlArch Mason
or a Templar it is necessary for the ap?
plicant, to be ii Master Mason of a Line
Lodge. The Grand Lodge of Masons of
this Statei i older than the ehapter or
commandery*, and was instituted in
Willlnmsburg In l*s7. When the capi?
tal of the State was transferred from
Williamsburg to IHchmond the Grand
Lodge followed. The next annual ses?
sion of this body will be hehl in Lynch
burg on the Otll of December, and every
grand master is entitled to a seal in the
Grand Lodge, which is usually com?
posed Of about :t.">0 delegates.
Washington, d. c, Oct. 20.?[Spe?
cial]? First race, three quarters of a
mile, selling -Kcnjnmin won, Hertha
M. second, Aduir third: time 1:17. Sec?
ond race, three quarters of a mile?
Lowlander won, Alaun Meli s cond,
Bradford third: time 1:17. Third race,
one mile, selling?Samaritan w in,
Leonline second. Lnrchmont third;
time 1:45. Fourth race, mile and one
sixteenth? He 11 wood won, Watterson
second. Helle d'Or third: time 1:51.
Fifth race, steepchaso?Stonewall first.
Killamcy s. cond, Flphin third: time 4:13.
Violating tin- Klection l.siw.
Huron, s. D., Oct. 20.?[Special]?
The Supreme Court has decided that
the action of the commissioners of
Hughes county, in attaching to that
county unorganized counties in the
Sioux reservation for ( lection purposes,
is a violation of the election law.
He Hie. ii ICtghl to.
Washington, Oct 20.?[Special ]
President Harrison expe cts to go homi
to vote if no unforosi ? n obstacle to hi
leaving Washington ni that time turn
up Im tweon now and St nday.
TOM WUOI.l'DI.K It AM: IM?.
The Murderer of Nine Persons Meets His
? lu-l late.
Pkhbv. c,a.. Oct. 29.?[Special|?Thos.
c. Wool folk was hanged hero to-day for
murdering nine persons, all members of
Iii* father's family, on August 0, 1>>7.
The .loomed man slopt well last night
from two o'clock until tour, lie got up
at eight o'clock ami had a long in?
terview with a party of newspaper men,
with w hum hoconversi d for rial;' an hour,
laughing ami exchanging jokes, and
being seemingly absolutely undisturbed
by bis approaching death after tho de?
parture of his visitors, lie hath: and
shaved and put on a new suit of Clothes,
lie was then visited by several <>' bis
relatives, whom he bade farewell to
without betraying any emotion. Later
he was closeted with his spiritual ad?
About one o'clock he wns conveyed
und r military escort to the gallow s,
which had been built in a little valley
in tho outskirts of the town. Sev en or
eight thousand people swarmed the
hillsides around to watch the exi cutlon.
On the gallows Wool folk was cool and
composed. After the minister bad
prayed he himself prayed fervently, de?
claring Iiis Innocence.
A written statement signed by Wool
folk was read, in which he gave it as
his dying declaration that he was in?
nocent of the crime for which In-was be?
ing executed. At 1:31 the drop fell.
The fall failetl to break his neck and
death resulted from strangulation, his
pulse continuing to beat, for eleven
minutes after the fall. Twenty-live
minutes later tho body was cut down.
ItOTII CANOIOATKN 11',
The tt'.tli renusylvaiihi Olstrlcl Witt Have
Wii.MAMSi'OKT, l'a.. Oct. 20.?[Spe?
cial.]?-The Republican Congressional
conference of the Sixteenth District,
after balloting live weeks, early this
morning succeeded in nominating A. C.
Hopkins, of Lockhavcn, Clinton county,
a prominent lumberman.
'The Democratic Congressional con?
ference met here this morning liu
1 mediately utter the close of the Repub?
lican conference and nominated Marti
nier I-'. Elliott, of Tioga county, who was
Congressman at large in IS82.
Killed hy the Cars.
i'oCAllONTAS, Va.. Oct. 20.?[Spe?
cial]?Martin Norman, a wolll-known
farmer, was struck- by cast-hound freight
No. about 1? o'clock last night ono
mile west of I'ocnhontns while intoxi
C.ated, and instantly killed. No blame
is attached to the train men. He leaves
a wife and one child.
At a hearing' this afternoon before
Magistrate O'Brien, of Philadelphia, in
i the libel case of ex-tSovornor Pnttisbu
; against Clayton McMiehacl. proprietor
and editor of the North American. Me
? Michael waived hearing, ami was held
in 51,500 bail.
! Rai foil r has pushed forward arronge
! incuts for the construction of railways
1 in the distressed districts in West Ire?
land. Men coming from a distance can.
i if they desire, have part of their wages
? remit ted free of charge to their families.
' The Edwards Cieanly Lank, of Kinsey.
Kansas, failed Wednesday. Ls assets
are said to exceed the liabilities by a
' large amount, and depositors w ill doubt
j less receive their claims in full.
The Mutual l-'ire Insurance Company
of Chicago made an assignment Tues?
day to 'P.O. Ilislip. Liabilities are said
1 to Iks $57,000, and 525,000 of contested
! claims against the company. Assets are
sot down at 8187,000, $150,000 of this
amount being in premium notes and
j balance, consisting of accounts receiv
. able, notes and mortgages,
I Another meeting of the trunk Hue
i representatives will be held next week.
I with a view of advancing rates on enst
I hound classifications. Eighty roads will
J Iks represented at tho conference.
The New York Stock Exchange reports
[ silver bullion on hand, 7,210,800 ounces;
, deposited, 117,778 ounces.
Secretary Windom to-day appointed
J. K. Mo?re. of St. Paul. Minn., to be
chief of appointment division of the
Treasury Department to succeed T. K.
Byrnes, resigned. Moore was for many
years editor and proprietor of the
tribune, of St. Peter, Minn., and more
recently was private secretary to Gov?
ernor McGill, of Minnesota.
The Swiss bundosrath has declined to
interfere to settle disputes between
political parties in the Kribourg. the
cantonal government having under?
taken to maintain order.
The Toledo, St. Louis and ban .as
City railroad has made a traffic agree?
ment with the Missouri Pacific Com?
pany which gives It an outlet from Kan?
sas City. A line of steamers has also
heen established between Toledo ami
The September statement of the Read?
ing Railroad Company show s gross earn?
ings $1,032,712, an increase of $130,7-17.
'Hie net earnings were $032,100, an in?
crease of $40,333 ovor last year.
The available balance in the Treasury
Sir Charles Kussel has been retained
to defend Slavin ami McAulitTe. the
pri/.e lighters, in London.
Briggs Swift .an octoglnnrinn noted pork
packer and pork merchant, and during
his life bank director and president in
various Cincinnati banks, a man inden
tifletl with business in Cincinnati for
more than half a century, and million?
aire, died at his country residence a few
miles north of the city Tuesday.
Another phase of the Chicago gas
trust litiation w as decided by Judge
McConncll, of tho Circuit Court, yester?
day morning. It was on a demurrer of tho
people to the pleas of the gas trust.
Judge McConnell holds.in brief,that tin
gas trust has no right to buy or hold
stocks ..I any of tin- gas COtupanios
which joined to form it. It is undor
Ki od that a judgment of ouster will be
i sin d in a ft w days.
Bedford City Rent Estate Is1
'paying- ir.vi btcr.-". Wrlto to
I N. BALE 6i CO.
MCE THREE CENTS.
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IA REPORTED RAILROAD DEAL.
The Brice-Thomas Syndicate
Said to Want tho B. & O. S.
The Kumar Contradicted from t\?o All
lltoritutlvu SowrrcR?Thcy Would fluvn
to lluy ?|? nl:. Bult (metro und Ohio
ItiiRrmul iiiCi'i the Southwestern Away
Kr?nt It?ThvmtiK ami Iniuan bony.
Chicago, Oct. 20. An evening paper
publishes a sensational dispatch from
: Cincinnati, which snys that among tho
; many rumors floating around is one to
: the effect that some of the stock of tho
Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern has
fallen into the hands of the Brice
, Thomas people, and that the latter
. are making strenuous efforts t??
' s* eure enough of the steel; to give them
a controlling interest hi tho line with a. .
[ view to consolidating it with the Bast
. Tennessee. Virginia and Georgia system.
: It claims that some of the stockholders
of t he Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern
favor tho scheme, hut the majority am
I opposed, and are taking Steps to prevent
; its consummation.
The paper also says that .1. I'ierpont
I Morgan. ex-Secretary William (.'-. Whit
I ney and other capitalists have started
on a Western tour. They will be joined
j at Cincinnati by President tngalls, of
'? the '?Big Pour," and President Manvell,
j of the Atuhison, and will continue their
j journey southwesterly, it is understood
I that, at St. Louis they will meet Jay
! Gould and C. P. Huntington, and that
: the journey is undertaken with a view
j to the harmonizing of the Vandorbilt,
! Gould, Atcbison and Huntington in
: terests in respect to the proposed trans
i continental trunk line via the Southern
I Pacific from ocean to ocean.
llAI.TIMOItK, Oct. '.".I.?J Special] ?In
I regard to the rumor that the Brice
| Thomas people are making strenuous
j offorts tu secure enough sti ck of tho
' Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Com
j puny to give t hem a controlling interest
\ in the line, with a view to consolidating1
' it with the Bast Tonnt ssce, Virginia and
Georgia railroad system, this much can
he saiil : The Baltimore and Ohio Rail?
road Company own a majority of the
common stock of the Baltimore and Ohio
Southwestern Railroad Company. If tho
llrlce-Thoinas people want a controlling
interest they must buy from the Balti?
more and Ohio Railroad Company. Tho
i executive officers of this company will
! he in the market to sell out Baltimore
' and Ohio South western when ready to
i sell Baltimore : nd Ohio railroad slock,
Inlid quit the railroad business.
Nbw Youk. Oct. 2U.?[Special]?Gen?
eral Samuel Thomas was seen this
! morning about the reported deal where?
by the Brice-Thomas syndicate secured
control of the Baltimore and Ohio South?
western system and characterized tho
whole story as a ?'fake.'" At the office
of the Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern
railroad it was stated by the officers
that the first intimation of any such
movement they had was a dispatch from
Cincinnati published in the morning
papers. It was rumored on the strcots
this morning that the Richmond and
Danville road was also taken into the
i Baltimore and Ohio combination by tho
. Brice-Thomas syndicate. John H. fnman
was asked about this anil positively
denied that such w as the ease in any
(ilvtuc (lie Democrats ;? Clinnce.
Mo-, n ri iKit, Oct. 29. Governor Page,
created a sensation yesterday when ho
' appoint) d as chief of his stair Col. Her
bert I'. Itrighnm, who had been his
. Democratic opponent for the Guberna
; torial chair, and who had succeeded in
? whittlingibnvn the Republican plurality
1 from ?.". "..n to 10.000. He ulso appointed
! an a niClhbi r of Iiis start Col. Herbert E.
; Pol em, superintendent of tho Passump
sic division of the Boston and Maine
! railroad. Col. I'olsoui was the Demo?
cratic candidate for Congress in tho Sec?
a ITcmllHli .luck the Kipper.
! IIki-Sixukoks, Pinland, Oct. 20.- For
some time past a series of atrocities.
somewhat, similar to those committed
by .lack the Ripper, has startled society
j here. Several women belonging to tho
I class of unfortunates have been found
; dead in their beds, having been killed
by being strangled. The police was for
? a long time unable to obtain tho least
due to the murderer, but tho man has
I at last been found. His name is Haa
' paoja. and he has been known to the
i polluo for many years as a scoundrel of
! the very worst class.
Sure 4 iire tor Consumption.
BkuI.IX, Oct.. 20.?The -National Zei?
tung announces in the most positiv??
manner that Professor Koch, whoso re?
searches as to tho existence of a bacil?
lus in consumption have already given
him an European reputation, is now
ready to announce to the world, having
concluded certain important experi?
ments, his method for curing that
malady by painless inoculation. Min?
ister Gosslor has given him permission
to abandon his winter course of lectures
: before the university in order that he
i may devote his entire attention to bis
Colonel Ochlltrcc Win There
LoxnoN. Oct. 20.?[Special]?A largo
numbor of friends of Hon. Robert E.
Lincoln gathered at Huston station to
bid him farewell. Among them were
the new American consul-general at
London. Lieut. W. 11. Kmory. naval at?
tache of the American legation; P. Dana
Horton and Col. Thomas Ochtltree.
Ft Goes to the Supreme. Court.
Cincinnati. O., Oct. 20.?[Special]?
Parties to the Injunction suit against
Mayor Mosby, to prevent him from ap?
pointing members of the nowly created
board of city affairs, have agreed to
take the ease at once to the Supremo
Court for final settb mi nt.
The Weather To-ilny.
For Virginia: Cooler: n uthwi sterly
w inds; fair weather.