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ROANOKE, VA., OCTOBER ?0, ISilO.
Tho reports from Rittsburg make the
situation very blue for tho mills and 1
furnaces which have been using natural
gas. It is useless to disguise tho facts.
There is not enough gas to supply the
present demand, let alone any increase.
The gas companies have proven im?
mensely profitable, and it stands to rea?
son that if they had an inexhaustible
supply to draw upon, they would develop
it to tho extent of the demand.
That they have not. done so is ample
evidence that they can not. Nearly all |
the large consumers have got to };<> back
to coal at once. The situation alarms
IMttsburg. She has great wealth and
great energy and her manufacturing su?
premacy will not be surrendered until
every expedient is exhausted to main?
The. great ship canal to Lako Erie is
the principal project for the city's relief.
That would be offectivo beyond ques?
tion. For it would admit the superior
proa at a figure far below present, cost.'
This section does not rcjoio at Pitts
Wo are strong in our own resources,
hut it is easy to realize that every ele?
ment which adds cosl to iron production
in Pennsylvania increases the tenth ncy
of iron manufacturers toward the South?
ern mineral licit.
AN Kl.lvtTIllN l'll?l.t AST.
Election day is drawing near. De?
spite the quietude of Roanoko and vic?
inity from political alarums, thoro can?
not fail to ho tho interest hern in ?i ::
eral polit ics which characterizes every
livo American community.
In Vir;,':nia there is reason to sup|H>S0
that tho Republicans have a fighting
chance in but two districts. L?ngsten
will he defeated at Petersburg. Frank
Hume can hardly win against. Loo. Tho
Republicans are doing strong and tell?
ing work, though quiet, in the Ninth
district, and Buchanan has got to light
to hold his soat, though the chances are
in his favor.
The three points at which Democrats
will make sure and large Congressional
gains art! Maryland. K? intuckyand Ohio.
Not'iess than fifteen Congressmen will
be added to the Democratic list from
those States alone.
New Hampshire ought to return Demo?
cratic Parson MoKinney. Massachusetts
Democrats should more than hold their
own, with such distinguished Democrats,
with Republican forebears, on their tick?
ets as Sherman Hoar, .lohn A. Andrew
and Edward Everett.
In tho great Middle Atlantic. States
intorest is centered on Pennsylvania
whore the fight is a lively one. Tho
Republicans have the ndvantage of being
in, of a majority so tremendous that
nothing short of a cyclone and earth?
quake can upSCtlt, and the disadvantage
of an objectionable candidate. The
.Democrats have a good ticket., a strong
one in fact. But it takes votes to w in
elections, and tho chances are favorable
on tho whole, to Dehiman er' si cci ss.
In the West, Minnesota should return
two Democrats, Iowa not less than four
?nd Kansas oik1. Montana, really a
Democratic State, will probably fctand
by Thomas A. Carter, their R publi an
Representative, who is beyond a doubt
tho atr. ngest roan in the State. St.
Louis will drop two of her Republicans.
The Republicans have only a few
points whero they can hope for gains.
Ju Indiana the normal porporiions in re- j
J;."cu. nta'Jua wlH bo partially restored, i
and New Jersey may show a weakness
in one district.
On tho whole it is a Democratic year,
j A safe majority of nol less than twenty
I live is in sight and it may run up to over
A IIKFTA1. ASSAI I.T.
Without attempting to forecast or
in anyway prejudice the case, it seems
as if the assault of several policemen j
on a respectable and unoffending
citizen in the presence of tho mayor
yesterday morning was a brutal out rage.
Mayor Evans will justify the conti
denco which the whole community re- i
poses in him by dealing out a good meas?
ure of justice.
The immediate action of Chief Morris
in releasing from custody tho assailed
gentleman shows that his sympathy was
with the citizen and against his subor?
When citizens need protection from
the men whom they pay to protect them,
it is time for reform.
lil.ADSTO.Ni: OX Olli TA It IFF. j
lie Advises Kn>;llsti Merchant* to Lot Vm
Find Out its KtH ftcftulta.
London, Oct. 31}?[Special]?Gladstone
arrived at Dundee to-day, and was pre?
sented with the freedom of the city. In j
accepting tho honor, t Hailstone made an
address in which he reforredto the com?
merce of the city, which, it was said, was
threatened by the adoption of tho new
American tariff. He would not, how?
ever, he said, bring a railing accusation ,
against tho people of tho United States.
Protection, although it might inflict
incidental and collateral blow-; on other
countries, did rar greater mischief to the
people Of the country which adopted
such a policy.
Gladstone then proceeded to contrast
the decrease in the tariff in England with
the increase in the tariff in the United
States, and said lie found comfort for
England in the fact that it was not true ;
that any tariff adopted by any country
on earth could interfere seriously with :
the property of Great Iiritain.
The i IT? ot oi the McKinley bill would
be to raise the standard of prices in Iho
United States. This mean', diminished
power of exportation.
This, again, meant that while we ?
were damnified in one of our twenty
markets we derive benefit in ninetei n
from the diminished power of the mer?
chants of the United States to compete
with Ilritish merchants in any one of
them, this being due to the augmettta- ,
tlon of prices in the United States and :
increased restraints under which mer?
chants of the latter country have to
work, lie advised manufacturers to al?
low America to tind out for herself the
evil effects that will follow the adop?
tion of a high tariff.
TUE WAY IT IS DONK IN DFI.l'TH.
?layers Stay Up all Night In Order lo "Get
In on tli?? Ground Floor."
Dt i.t in. Minn.. Oct. One of the
most disgraceful scenes in the history
of Duluth real estate occurred here last
night and this morning. About .".00 men
I crowded, jostled, and pushed each other '
: in the hall of the now Duluth Land
, Company's olllce from 5:30 last evening
until 7:30 this morning awaiting open
j ing sales of lots in that division. There
was no ventilation and the steam heat
was intense. Over thirty men were
pulled out through the transoms in a
When the door was opened this morn
Ing the men were crowded between nar?
row railings, looking as though they
had.passcd through a pestilence, up to
the counter to select lots. Tho company
were warned that this trouble would i
take place, but positively refused to 1
issue tickets for places, ? von if nil tho
waiters were kill* d. The whole plat of '
?100,000 was sold, and men went away i
I without lots.
SEXATOIt GOKMAN'S ( DM IDl'NCi:.
Ill* Predicts a lllg Democratic Victory ill
Maryland Gnv. Hill's Work.
il.M.TiMoitK, Oct. 38."?Senator Gorman
I is here, rec dving information and giv
, ing advice aboul the State campaign,
lie prophesies a big Democratic victory
I "I see no reason,"' said the Senator,
"why ?we should not oleel a Democratic, j
House of Itepri Sentatives this fall. The |
outlook is inest encouraging. Yes, Gov
i i nor II ill has done some \ < ry etfi el Ivo
; work. Iiis reception at Cumberland was
j evidently very enthusiastic."
"How about Western Maryland'.'"
"I rather think we have Mr. McComns'
j frieiids on the run. judging from all I
! "And Southern Maryland'.'"
I "I feel pretty certain that Mr. Comp
ton will defeat' Mr. Mudd."
??The rest of the State'."'
"Everybody knows how it is gointr." ?
I'll,- WiiKliiii|;tou Karen.
Washington, Oct.:.".?- |Sp< einl]?Tho
weather and track line. Two favorites
won in live races. First race, selling,
six furlongs?lien jam in won, Hertha,
Ally, second: Adair third: time 1:17.
Second race, six furlongs?Lowlnnder I
won. Alarm Dell second. Ilradfordthird;
timo 1:17. Third race, sidling, one mile
?Samaritan won, Leonttno second,
Lnrchmont third; time 1:45. Fourth ;
race, handicap sweepstakes, mile and
sixteenth Itellwood won, Watterson
second, Hello d'Or third, time 1:51,
tilth race, handicap steeplechase, regu
lar course stonewall won, Killarney
second, Elphin third; time 4:13 Two
' dollar mutual.; paid on Stonewall 863
straight and S".l for place.
A Mysterious Shunting.
Mtpnt.KSiiottoi on. Ky., Oct. 30.- [Spe?
cial]? Morris Watts, a son of Edward
llnnny Watts, of London. England, a .
rich capitalist, and one of the syndi?
cate which is building large iron and
steel plants in this city, was shot j
through the groin at a Into hour this
afternoon by an unknown party while
hunting in the woods near Cumberland
Gap. VVnlts Is not expected to live. I
lie Committed Suicide.
Nkwpokt, It. L, Oct. 20. [Special]
Dennis 11. Sullivan, treasurer of the
Father Matthew Total Abstinence So?
ciety, who was charged a few days ago
with a shortage ol 51,300 In his accounts
with, tho society, died this afternoon.
It is s\snt et< d that h<>committed suicide :
I to escape Iiis troubles, i
Ili.t i;i n:i i>. W. Va., Oot. 3D.?ISpc
Coal oil has been found on Thos.
Ky tor's land, near Mendota, nlso'ilne
?anel coal. A well sovernt teet deep
has been ?unk, and indications nro that
If a sufficient depth is reached an ox
baustless supply of oil will pour forth.
Tho editor of tho colored organ at !'?>
?ahontas was tooling with a ))isto! Tues?
day, when it accidentally wont oil. the
bullet hitting another negro in theohln,
passing through his under lip, knocking
out two teeth and tho end of his tongue.
The injured man picked tho bullet out
of his mouth with his lingers, Slightly
disfigured Inn still in I in* ring.
(ieo. T. Mills, the Republican candi?
date for Congress from the Ninth ilis- j
trie! of Virginia, was in town Tuesday, I
en route to Tazewell.
Dr. D. II. Mutson. of Uoanokc, secro
tary of tho I'ocahoutas Coal Company, i
was in town Tuesday.
A lire company will he organized in j
the reading room of the Norfolk and
W estern olliee building on Friday night, j
Mr. Authur C. Denniston. of Philadel?
phia, president, of the (iraham I .and I
und hHjjrovement Co., was in town i
Kuaiiuk? .Men Are it', iL
Pktkusiiiuo, Va., Oct. 20.?[Special)? ,
The syndicate which hought on yester?
day 500 acres of land in Chesterfield
county, just across the river from Peters
burg, purchased another tractof land in
the same vicinity to-day, paying 8150
per acre. This syndicate, in which are
a number of Uoanokc capitalists, are
negotiating for several other large tracts
in the same neighborhood.
\ Ii I in ln-cilc l\ in-;.
Tin: II \<.i k. Oct. 20.?[Special| The
Dutch parliament, by a vote of 101' to 5, t
to-day declared the king Incapable of
governing by reason of failing health, i
The council of state ha-; been tempor?
arily invested witii regal powers.
A paint factory is to he established it1 ?
Bedford City by Shaw ifc Son.
I: is reported thai 1!. C. II.i
Callow:1.vs. comtcmplatos ercctln
A business block i< to he erected in
Basic City by Mr. Bold, el' Lancaster.
Pa., to cost S10.0UO.
It has been calculated that it would
be po.-.sible intake from a section of the
Liver Nego lakes, occupying about nine
square leagues, upward of 2,000,OUU tons
Anarticlc in Cue Allahabad Pioneer
gives some interesting particulars con?
cerning the tunnel thai has been com?
pleted through the Khojak on the rail?
road from Cjuctta to Candahar. The j
Khojak l'ass is 750 feet above the level
of the surrounding country. The tunnel
pierces the range a', right angles, ami
its course is therefore due east and ]
w.-st. and it enters the hill about I.OOtl
feet below the crest of the pass. The
length of the tunnel is 12,000 feet, or
two and a half miles approximately, j
and it will carry a double line of rails.
For the lirst half the Hoot- ascends
about 1 in Loon, and for the second half
of the journey it descends tit an incline
of 1 in 40. There are two main shafts,
one :tis feet and the other 2S0 feet deep,
which were sunk in order to facilitate
the construction of the tunnel. The
chief obstacle to progress arose from i
the Hooding of the tunnel at more than
one point. A large spring was cut and
the water Hooded the shaft on the Can?
dahar side to I he depth of ISO teet. It,
took ten weeks to pump out tin- water,
and in the western heading as much as
fifty gallons a minute were constantly
rushing out of the west month.
The Glasgow Koal Instate Exchange
contemplates erecting a building to cos;
from ?8,000 to$10,1.
C. D. Morrison will en et a I0xl50fee<
factory for the manufacture of mineral
fibre from clay at Ptllaski City.
'fin- contract for the stone work on t be
new rolling mill at Glasgow has been
awarded to Messrs. Ham & Anderson
The Gallaher shoe Manufacturing
Company, of Childs, Md.. i-^ to move its
shoe factory to llarrisonhurg, where it
will erect a building 10x125 b et.
It is announced in West Virginia,
without contradiction, thai Cue Davis
Klkins syndicate, which has been build?
ing and buying railroads, and laying its
bands on all kinds of valuable limber,
coal and iron lauds, has no less scheme
in view than the building up of a trunk
Hue railroad from the Chesapeake Bay
to Pittsburg and thence West to the
bikes. The Washington and Cumber?
land load, which is lo occupy the old
Chesapeake and Ohio canal, if it is ever
occupied by anything, is the eastern
section,ami it in turn connects with the
Western Virginia Central, which is be?
ing extended at this time still further
into the interior of the State, with the
probable intention of connecting with
the Pennsylvania system at some point
near the Stale line. Such a plan con?
summated would open up an almost un?
limited field of coal, iron ami timber to
the central and Western market, and
would place West Virginia coke in di?
rect competition with the Connelsvillc
article almost in its own home.
'fhe capacity of the rolling mill of the
Portage Iron Company, limited, at Dun
cansville, Pa., has been enlarged by the 1
addition of seventeen more puddling
furnaces and another train of rolls. Tho
works now contain thirty-seven singlo I
puddling furnaces, six heating furnaces
and six train.-, of rolls. The nail-plate
train has been taken out and a 20-inch
muck train and a 7-inch hoop train put
in. The company is now prepared to
make otton ties as well as bar. band,
hoop, scroll and angle iron and steel.
Cut-nail making has been given up. Tho
additions to the equipment of the mill
increases its capacity from S,000 to 21,000
net ions of finished iron and stool
/ t ENERAL 0UDKUS NO.
\ 1 L Asylum Bayard C.
mandery, No. 15, Attention,
sir Knights: Assemble mi
the Asylum on Thursday,
ftOth October, at s a. in., in
full dn ss, for OSC ?rl duly to
the Grand Commandery of Virginia. Ity
o dor of the E. C, ,101*1 N CHALMERS,
Captain-General. Attest: R.S. Roiikrt .
110 4 'omnirrco st root,
Iv 0? is Over.
Wo are now ready with complete lines
of iwjw dress goods in every deportment.
Dress Goods is our Specialty.
Wo have the handsomestcollection of j
novelties, plaids, stripes and plain ma- !
tcrinls of every sort ever opened in j
Our assortment is equal to those of i
large cities. Our prices are correct, and !
you. can do bettor shopping with us than i
you can in the city.
He sure to see ot'.r lino of silks and ;
black and colored dress goods.
Ladies' cloaks. Misses' cloaks ami
children's cloaks of every sort now
ready. The garments shown by us
represent the latest conceits of the
mode, and every garment is made in a
thorough anil most stylish manner.
You will Hud our prices corn ut.
Of all sorts from lowest grades to best i
qualities. Ladt? s" heavy. Jersey ribbed |
vests at Hiil cents. Mens' good heavy
merino shirts at '.'? cents. Children's i
vests from 1.". cents up.
We have all grades in white, natural
wool, scarlet, etc.. for ladies,gentlemen ;
Htirgains in blankets comforts and
.Mro?iMS & Brill.
Nininger, Bandy & Co.,
Real estate agents. Hrst tloor Times
Persons listing property with us can
be certain that it will have careful at?
tention. Correspondence solicited.
IN T1IH CLEHK'S OFFICE OK THE
Hustings Court of the City of linn
noke, on the L'Oth day of October. ls'.io.
II. A. Column and W. A. Lyons, pluin
t ill's, against IL N. Wilson, defendant.
The object of this suit i* for specific
performance of the part of the defendant,
of a contract of sale with plaintiffs for
the following desirable real estate ly?
ing in the City of lloanoke, Ya., the title
to which land is in said II. X. Wilson,
known as lots one and two, section .'is.
as shown on the map of the property of
the Liver View and West End Land Com?
panies, euch of said lots having a fron?
tage of Ml feel on Trout avenue and
running hack- 133 feet, more or lessjoun
alley, and an nitidavit havinglieon made
and tiled that the defendant. IL N. Wil?
son, is not aresident of the State of Vir?
ginia, it is.ordered that he do appear
here, within fifteen days after duo pit Il?
licit lion hereof, ami do what may be
n.ssary to protect his interes! in
this suit.' And it, is further ordered thai a
copy hereof he published once a week for
four weeks in Koanokk Daii.v Timks,
and that a copy be posted at the front
door of the Court house of tiiis city on
the liest day of the next court.
S. S. IHIOOKE, Clerk.
JOHN M. HAUT. p. .j.
i X TIIK CLICHE S OFFICE OF THE
? Hustings Court of the city of lloan
oke, oh the ?Oth day of October, ISilO.
11. A. Coleman and W. A. Lyons, plain?
tiffs, against I!. X. Wil-oii. defendant;
The object of this s'.:i; is for spec i tic
Performance on the pert of the defen
dant of a contract of sale with plailltilfs
for the following described real estate
"tying in the city of Itoanoko, Va., the
title to which land is in said II. X. IVH- '
son. know n as lots 7 and 8, section 34,
as show n by the map of the properly of
the Kiver View and West Lud band
Companies: each of said lots having ai
frontage of .".() feet on Trout avenue and
running back 133 feet, more or less, to
An nitida vit having been made und
tiled that the defendant K. X. Wilson is
not a resident of tin State of Virginia, '
it is ordered that he do appear lure,
within fifteen days after due publication j
hereof, and do what may be necessary ;
to protect his interest in this suit. And ;
il. is further ordered that a copy hereof i
be published once a week for four weeks
in the ItoAXOKK TtMKS, und that a copy
he posted at the front door of the court?
house in this city on the Hrst day of the
s. S. ItUOOKE, Clerk.
.IN II p..,.
C. A. HEATH,
The well-known Jefferson Street
1 5 Jot IE3 H S -tri ^
lias opened a Harber Shop in Hotel
Room in basement 'm'-'-tf
.1. H. McNAMKK. TOM. IIAY8IJP.
McNAMEE & HAYSLIP,
HOUSE, SIGN AND FRESCO PAINTERS,
CHAINKltS AM> PAPElt IIAXGKHS.
Shops, I tad ford, Va. Richlands, Va.,
Iluonn Vista. Va. Iloadqunrtors, Koa?
nokc, Va. Leek Itox '.?, Itoanoko, Va.
HOUSEKEEPERS, HOTEL PROPRIETORS,
And everybody Unit buys groceries,
You want to save your money by buying where tho
And the stock large and varied to select from.
EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO EAT,
Pure und fresh, can bo hud by calling.
ZL.. ZE3I. BKTJG-II,
Jefferson street. Grocery man. u
MRS. GILMER'S SCHOOL
FOB -STOTTZSTO- LA-IDirSS.
130 FOURTH AVENUE, S. W., ROANOKE, V1RU1NIA.
Thorough Instruction in all departments. Primary, intermediate and
senior in English. Mathematics and languages. Advantages also in music,
drawing, painting and elocution. Address for catalogue,
ivIt)wod&sun-t MRS. PATTY IHILM ER
Pulaski City, Va.
Bluefield, W. Va.
The above houses offer superior accommodations to the travel?
ling public. Sample rooms for commercial men.
Pred IE. Foster, ILv^TetrLa^er..
IMPORTER AND REPAIRER OF
Our Repairing Department
Is in charge of th< very finest workmer that can be had, and we guaranteed io
work wbicb cannot lie duplicated in tho city. Send your watches to
AND GET FIRST-CLASS WORK.
For heavy-weight suits and
Geyer's Tailoring Parlors
Our stock having been destroyed by fire, we have just
received an entire new line of goods which we should be
glad to have our patrons and the people of Roanoke,
generally, call and examine. No trouble to show goods.
At J. R. Greene & Co.'s,
At J. R. Greene & Co.'s.
Business Suits, Business Suits,
At J. R. Greene & Co.'s,
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