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? J. R. HOCKADAT, :
:TaePlonoer Agont, ?
; Roanoko Real Estate. ?
VOL. IX?NO. 55.
BARGAIN IN REAL ESTATE
3 lots in the. West End tract, price
?ach SI,500: one-third cash and assumo
b?lanco ono and two years; size of lots
WILIi?R S. POLE & CO.,
First floor, Exchange building.
Wo olfer a lot in the heart of the busi?
ness property at 7", to 80 percent, lower
than the lots surrounding it. A line
?chance for a quick turn or a paying in
1 vestment. Wo have also the very cheap
i ?st and best property in all parts of the
town for sale.
SIMMONS, AMBLER& CO.,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
l Buchanan. Va.
> Office corner Washington and Water
- .-.-.-- - I
1FRIDAY, THE GREAT BARGAIN
GOODS GIVEN AWAY.
' Every lady that will attend our bar- |
' gain sale on Friday will bo given twelve \
yards of good calico. Great reduction I
in prices all day long, and from 1 to 2
o'clock wo will give every lady present
twelve yards of good calico.
BERLIN'S AUCTION HOUSE.
\ X ES ! TA X ES !
State and oity taxes for years, 1800are
now (lue, and payable at the treasurer's
?office. To all bills unpaid December
1st live per cent will be added for such
default. Yours Respectfully,
nov20-lm C. W. THOM AS.
We beg leave to announce that we
have inuagurated the ''Magic City j
Transfer Co." and are now ready for the
I transportation of passengers, baggage,
? or freight. We have nice vehicles.
' polite drivers, and will wait on you
promptly night or day. Leave orders
at our ofliee, 112 Jefferson street, or with
any of our drivers. Respectfully,
uovl.'i-tf Du VAT. & Smith.
I3ART1I0S HAVING CITY PRO
perty to sell either improved or tin
improved will do well to list same with
NEAL & HERN DON, 1(?7 First st. I
r. w. nov18-lwk.
MR. HELPER NOT LOCATED.
The Efforts ofTheTimesto Find
Him Not Successful.
Thero was quite a sensation hero Wed?
nesday in a narrow circle, over the ru
?? mor that Mrs. Hinten Helper bud boon
I deserted by her busband, and by her de
' parturo Wednesday evening for the
home of her parents in Savannah.
Considerable excitement over the
affairs was the result of the publication
'in Tub Timks yesterday of all the de?
tails brought to light thus far.
Early Wednesday evening TllK Timks
telegraphed its New York roprcsonta
. live giving him the address given by Mr.
Helper in his messages to Mr. Murphy.
He was instructed to get Mr. Helper's
(Side of the story. After a diligent
search was unable to find the man.
A Timks reporter was informed yes?
terday that other gentlemen sent mes?
sages to Mr. Helper to New York a fow
. days ago, and that he could not bo
It will bo remembered that the last
communication received in Roanoko
from him, so far as known, was the let?
ter that Mr. Murphy received Wednes?
day morning, which was written Mon?
The Petersburg correspondent of Tin:
Timks sent the following last night:
??The telegram from Roanoko', pub?
lished in the Index-Appeal newspaper
hero .this morning in reference to llin
ton Helper's desertion of his wife, caused
; the greatest surprise among bis acquain?
tances and friends in Petersburg.
??Mr. Helper came here about, the 5th
of November last, with a party of real
I estate men from Roanoko to attend the
I sale of tho lots of the West End Land
< Improvemens Company, and just l> tore
j the sale made quite an interesting little
'speech in which he spoke of the bright
' outlook for the future of Petersburg.
' "While here Mr. Helper made the ac?
quaintance of some of our leading cit
, izens and capitalists, who have express?
ed tho greatest surprise at his conduct."
The reason why advertisers liko THE
TIMES is because their advertisements
Month of an Btttlinable I.adv.
Mr. W. C Overby has the sympathy
; .of his friends and the community in the
, loss he has sustained In the death of Iiis
[ wife,'Mrs. Lizzie C. Overby, which oc
f Ourred at 1:30 yesterday morning at
the residence, of her father in Clover
Mrs. Ovorby had been sick for the
past fivo or six weeks, but until within
the past week or so no serious results
.The funoral services will bo perform?
ed to-day at Clovordale at 10 a. m., and
tho remains will be brought to Roanoko
Yard Improvements at Hetel Itoanokp.
The oxtensive improvements that are
i being made around tho Hotel Roanoko
^aro noaring completion. The grano
I lothiopavemont leading from the street
to tho hotel will bo finished in a few
days, and will afford a grateful change
compared with the plank walk.
ITho stone work is'also being rapidly
pushed forward, and will add a great
leal to tho attractiveness of the houso.
THE CHARITY OF ROANOKE.
A Few Lines in The Times
To a Poor Woman Greatly In >'ecd of
Help?-lnqutrioM Were Made Karly in
Hut IMornliii; About the i'our Woman.
Contributions ol St'-iO. 10 iu i'aslt and
Many Valuable Articles of Clothing
Left at The Times Olllce During the
Wednesday night tho wind blow a
sullen gale from tho northwest and
heralded the approach of winter. Those
whoso business did not take them out
drew closer to their fires than has been
thoir wont, and when the evening meal
came on tho grace before moat sprang
spontaneously from the lips of men.
Away from the haunts of sin and vice
the streets were deserted, save here and
there the belated traveler or tho home?
ward bound man of business detained
a bit longer than usual. From over
transoms and peeping out of shuttered
windows came random rays of light,
and all seemed comfort.
Hut to the policemen and to tho re?
porter this wits but one side of tho pic?
Look at the other.
Seated over a Hroloss stove, above
which boiled no merry pot, sat a woman
of perhaps 30, whose tearless eyes spoke
greater grief than a torrent of tears.
A t either side, close to her skirts,
mute but wondering, was a child of ten?
der years. Nor did it take a physician
to dotcct tho fact that tho time was
fast approaching when another soul
would be ushered into this world.
No lire. *
Shivering in the cheerless gloom of
that. November night.arrayed in clothes
it, would be dignity to term as scant.
That was the picture a Tl.MKS report?
er was conveyed to see by a bluff police?
man whose rugged exterior ill accorded
with the great and gentle heart within.
After temporarily relieving tho wo?
man's wants the reporter laid before
the gooil people of ltoanokc the simple
statement that Mrs. George Paul was in
1 destitute circumstances, and urgently
j net ded aid.
liefere the reporter had gotten out of
i bed the next (yesterday) morning many
! Inquiries had bean madn?t< The Times
ofltce about tho matter, and various
small stuns had been loft at the counter
to bo conveyed to the destitute woman.
I At noon one of the wagons of the
Magic City Transfer Company drove up
; t.> Tub Times olllce. In it was seated
; Mr. Douglas Smith, one of the proprio
I tors of tho transfer business, who had
collided a small sum hastily and de
sin d to have her supplied with food
i and lire Immediately.
Collecting tho sums' which had been
left in the office. Tin: Times reporter
and Mr. Smith drove to the station
house and secured the services of a
policeman to guido them to the place
where tho woman lived, having betwe ;n
them tht! modest sum of $3.40.
Driving to Third avenue and Fourth
street, n. o., where Mrs. Paul lives or
rather exists?the reporter for The
Times and Mr. Smith ascended to her
In the scantily furnished room tin'
light, of day made little improvement on
the scene of tho n'ghtbefore, hut on the
table were a few little packages of gro?
ceries which ''good Will Evans," as the
poor woman called our mayor, had
caused to he sent to her after reading
the account in TlIE times.
There was no lire as yet, and Divine
Providcnco was needed to put it in the
heart of man to provide the wherewithal
to cook the food, and the instrument hail
Those who dropped their little mites
into fht> genore) fund would have been
amply repaid if they could have seen
the start of joy which that, poor woman
gave when Tin-: times man told her of
what had been done and what was doing
in her behalf.
There was a auspicious moisture in
the eye of Douglas Smith, and even tho
roporter, used to the hnrdi r side of life,
felt a choking sensation rn his throat as
the pitiful sum was counted over to her.
When the reporter returned to 'I'm:
Times oflico many,more inquiries had
been made aiid more subscriptions of
money and goods had been brought to
the business oflico.
The following is the list of subscrip?
tions received yesterday afternoon:
The Roanoke Times.hi)
Left at' Times olllce in morning., l :.'.">
Collected by Douglas Smith:
W. W. "Workman & Co. 1 Of)
.1. W. Chafin. 50
W. C. Saunders. 1 00
T. A. Johnson. 50
Oppenheim it Co. IS
Marry Gallagher. 1 00
? Magic. City Transfer Co. '-? (?0
F. A. Harnes. no
Leftatollico in afternoon:
C. W. Heckner, manager
Opera House. 2 00
148 Salem avenue. f>0
R. V. Palmer. 25
Hoironimus ,fc Brugh. 1 ou
L. Levino. 50
Rright vt Penn. 25
K. & S. 25
Turned over to Mrs. Paul.. H to
On hand.812 00
In addition to these money contribu?
tions, a large package of bed clothing
was sen; by Mayor Bvana toTnE Times
office, :is also necessary articles of wear?
ing apparel for tho expected stranger
fOKE, VA., FRIDAY M(
from Hobbs & Baker, Iko Uachraoh and
Snyder & MaoBain.
Urs. Halo and Downey bave offored
tbeir services for medical attention.
Good people of Roanoke, this should
be but the beginning of your bounty.
Wives and mothers, remember that
there are times when, surrounded by
every comfort monoy can buy and every !
tender care which love can bestow, you
look forward to with painful apprehen?
sion, Alas, that one of your sex should
have to undergo "that pleasing punish?
ment which women bear" with no pros*
pect of food or clothes.
Of your abundance give. Tut: TtMKS
will turn over to her and render a faith?
ful account of your charity.
THE times is tho only paper In Ron
noko which had. the courage and enter?
prise to invest money in telegraphic j
A BOLD SCHEME.
Moses S. Marks Gets Away
With $25,000 in Cold Cash.
Rociikstrh, N. Y., Nov. 20.?(Spe- |
oial]?Moses S. Marks, who, up to one |
year ago, was employed at tho Flour
City National Hank in this city, telo
graphed by tho Western Union tele?
graph line to the National Dank of
Commerce. New York, correspondents of
the Flour City Dank, to send imme?
diately 835,000 in currency.
He signed the name of tho cashier of
tho bank, William A. Watters.
This morning the bank received a
letter from tho National Dank of Com?
merce in New York, saying the money
had been sent in 810 and 820 bills. The
hank officials at once telephoned to the
American Express Company, to learn if
the money which they had not ordered
had boon received, and learned that
Marks had called there at 1? o'clock and
received the cash. Tho express com
i pany officials know him, and supposed
ho was still connected with the bank.
I The police are now looking for Marks,
j The thief is a young man of tho town, j
j who has hitherto borne an excellent
TO HOLD A CONSULTATION.
.Miss .Marlowe's Condition Becoming More j
PlIILA.nKI.niIA, Nov. 20.?[Special]?
There; was no change in Miss Marlowe's
condition for the past thirty-six hours.
The swelling of the glands in her throat
have not increased nor diminished.
Thaff she has not grown worse was con?
sidered by the physicians this morning
a favorable sign, and they think tho
operation may possibly be avoided.
They will hold another consultation
this afternoon and a definite decision as
; to whether or not the operation will he
j necessary arrived at.
Tili: NKW SCHOOL IIOUSK.
The Northwest Section Soon to Have a
The work on the new school building
on Loudoun street is being pushed for?
ward as rapidly aspossiblo, and Contrac?
tor Oliver hopes to have the building
completed within the limit of his con
tract, which is the first of December.
The building is to he a plain substan
I tin 1 wooden structure two stories high.
[ The inside work is all that, remains to '
' be completed. It will have four rooms
15x23 feet each, two on each floor, and a
wide hallway on oach tloor.
It will he sufficiently large to ac?
commodate fully three hundred pupils.
Now that, the Council has already sig?
nified its intention of renting the build?
ing for school purposes, it is certain, at
least, that the children of the north?
west section are to be provided with
The success of this movement should
be an incentive to arouse the school
' board, the Council and tho people to a
determination to supply tho needed
schools in other parts of the city.
The federation of Labor.
Tho regular semi-monthly meeting of
the Federation of Labor was Ik hi Wed?
nesday night at Federation Hall, corner
of Commonwealth street and Third
An election was held for a board of
trustees to serve for the ensuing six
months, and .Messrs. Cummings, Buffing
ton and Turnbull were elected.
Dy-laws wore adopted for the govern?
ment of the organization.
Arrangements were perfected for a
public, meeting to he held on VVednosday
night, next at tho hall for the purposes
Want* Them to Drop the Maine.
Atlanta, Nov. 20.?[Special]?Miss
Willard to-day sent the following tele?
gram to the convention in session at the
North Avenue Methodist Episcopal
Church. Alleghany City: To Mrs. E. U.
Phlnnoy: Believing that it is legally
and morally wrong for anybody to take
tho name of the National Women's
Christian Temperance Union with the
i prefix non-partisan, wo ask you as Chris- i
I tian sistors to discontinue the use of I
this name. FttANCIS B. WlI.LARD, Pres. I
Another Unfortunate Firm.
Cincinnati, Nov. 20.?[Special]?I
Charles Jacobs ?t Co., pork and beef
packers at the corner of Plum and
Pindly streets, nssigned this morning to
George C. Jacobs. Liabilities, $00,000;
assets. $40,000, with preferences given
in favor of George West for 817,500.
Thr Convention of the Knights.
Dknvki:. Nov. 20.?-The session of the
Knights of Labor is rapidly drawing to
a close. Among tho resolutions adopted
to-day was o?u demanding the free ami
unlimited coinage of silver and another
asking for the passage of the Australian
the times is the leading fpaper of tho
mineral bolt of tho two Virginian. If you
want to koep posted on tho development
of this noction you cannot ultord to bo
BUENA VISTA GROWING FAST
From 4-00 to 3,000 People in
Substantial Urick Building? ? Klcotrie
L.lght?, Water Works?Tho Taper Mill,
Furnace,AVoolon Mills,Machine Works,
ninl Sted Plant - A Crowd Attends the
Sale?The Prosperity of the Town As?
Bikna Vista, Va., Nov. 20.?[Special]
?Huena Vista, November, lssu, aiul
Rucnu Vista, November, ls'.to, are two
entirely different places.
The growth of the town during the
last twelve months has been really
?lust a year ago 1 paid my Qrst visit to
lluena Vista, and this is my lirst trip
since. I knew the town had grown ra?
pidly during the present year, but bad
no idea that the extent of the develop?
ment was so large.
Huena Vista at that time had from
four hundred to live hundred people.
It now has from twenty-live hundred to
The town was then just in its incipi
Everything almost was prospective.
It then had no municipal government,
and not a single brick building com?
1 came down on the Shenandoah Val?
ley road and had a ticket to Green
Forest, tho name of tho station at that
time. 1 stopped at the Hotel Huena
Vista, located on the high bluff over?
looking the town site, and was lighted
to bed with a kerosene? lamp.
IAst night as tho train pulled into
the town tho electric light cast its
radiance for a distance of two miles
about the City, and I got off at the
Huena Vista station, about one hundred
feet from which the Richmond and Alle
gnanoy road lias also erected a pretty
The old hotel has been burnt down,
but the new one near the depot is
lighted with electric, light, supplied
with other modern conveniences, and
crowded with people in attendance on
the sale of lois yesterday and to-day by
the Huena Vista Company.
So far as the prosperity of Huena
Vista is concerned, it is already as?
fn a fow years it will have at least
ten thousand people.
According to the best experts it has
most valuable deposits of iron ore. in the
immediate vicinity and the best of fa?
cilities for making cheap pig iron.
The iron ore deposits surround the
town and about two hundred miners are
engaged in working the mines and pros?
The furnace, one of the largest and
best equipped in the State, will go into
blast in about two weeks or a month,
and the paper mill is already turning
out eight tons of paper per day.
In addition to the tannery, saddle and
harness factory, Wise wagon works in
operation, ami the egg-crate factory.and
woolen mills completed, one of the lar?
gest enterprises which is to contribute
to Huena Vista's prosperity, and on
which work is now going on. is the
llarig Machine Works. This enterprise
was moved here from Columbus, Ohio,
and its capital stock was increased to
It will manufacture boilers and en?
gines, and will have from SOU to 1,000
men on its pay-rolls. Work was begun
on the construction of its buildings
about a month ago. and its walls are
now some ton or twelve feet high. The
length of the building is 1,200 feet, anil
the grounds of the company will cover
On the other side of the railroad the
Steel Flaut Company, of which Mr.
Clarence M. Clark, of Philadelphia, is
president, has twenty acres of ground,
upon which they propose constructing
their works. The capital for this com?
pany has already been subscribed, and
work will be pushed forward as speedily
There will be few larger plants in Vir?
ginia than this and the Machine Works
when the two are completed.
A stranger visiting here for the lirst
time is struck with the substantial Char
actor of tho buildings, the air of activ?
ity that pervadfs the placo, and the
magnitude'of the industrial enterprises
in operation or construction, where
eighteen months ago fields WCIO culti?
The business buildings are largely of
brick, o sting from 810,000 to 840,000.
The t ?wn has a most efficient munic?
ipal government ?and owns its own
water works and electric light system.
The water supply comes from a moun?
tain spring and about live or six miles
of pipes have been laid. The electric
light is one of the best in the State.
The town is Crowd) d to-day with those
ttonding the lot sales, and the Hotel
Huena Vista people estimated that they
fed Too people yesterday. The sale
took plare in the large brick building
belonging to the Huena Vista Cassitnere
Mills, and the bidding was sharp and
active. Mr. J. II. Valentino, of Lynch
burg, acted as auctioneer.
liming the sale 1 met Mr. A. T. Bar?
clay, president of the company, and Mr.
I). I'. Mooraaw, one of the loading direc?
tors. Mr. Moomaw's former estate
forms a large part of the present town,
lie is an active, enterprising man and
naturally feels a great pride at the suc?
cessful growth of the town.
"We have grown very rapidly. ' said
be. "during the last year, but our
greatest growth will be during the next
twelve months. We will then have our
furnace, machine works, glass works
rolling mill and steel plant in operation,
and will then be reaping tho advantage
of the work we are doing at present.
"Oui new hotel will be much liner than
the old one. and we intend to spare no
pains to make i'.ueua Vista one of the
21, 1890. PIi
leading manufacturing towns in the
Two hundred and sevontj-four lots
were sold to-day and yesterday, aggre?
gating 8430,000"in value.
Philadelphia and Baltimore capitalists
were the principal buyers.
THE INDIAN TROUBLE.
There Is no Probability of an
Outbreak This Winter.
Ciiicaoo, Nov. 30.?[Special]?A spe?
cial from the Standing Rook agency. X,
1).. says: The news that troops have
been ordered to the reservation spreail
rapidly among the savages and the gen?
eral effect has been bad. Several hundred
of the braves have disappeared and
with what, object and in what direction
cannot at this hour be learned. There I
is evident fright in some quarters, and j
! the general impression is that the bucks I
are running away from what they regard
j as an Impending calamity. It may be,
however, they are bent upon pillage and
j murder, or have galloped across the
j country to incite the Northern Chcy
| onnes, the most excitable band of In
! dians in the West, to take tip arms
against the whites
The aged warriors and women are
frightened over the outlook, and profess
the warmest friendship for tho pale?
Major McLaughlin, the agent here,
has just returned from Sitting Bull's
camp, on tho Grand river, and reports
the dances still going on, but Sitting
Hull's influence lias weakened greatly
in the last week. Now ho has no more
than a hundred or so of followers. He
received Major McLaughlin cordially,
but the voting bucks scowled at the
agont as though he wore not welcome, j
He bad a long talk with Sitting bull I
and is satisfied that the old chiefs faith I
in tho coining Messiah is cm thenlecline
and that unless something unforeseen
ocenrs there is no probability of trouble
this winter, and possible none next
General Rugor's presence here last.
! week bad t he effect of reducing Sitting
' bull's followers by nearly one-half, so
that now he has not. enough men to
carry on a campaign if ho wanted to.
A despatch to the Indian commission
from Special Agent Cooper at the Pit o
i Ridge agency, says: "Tho Indians are
very much excited. They still contint *
to dance. General Brooke, with live
companies of infantry; throo troops of
cavalry,one Hotohkiss, and one Guttling
gun. just arrived at the agency."
Compare the tim eu' news columns
with tbodo of any other paper published
In a radius of 2<jo miles. If you want the
news you cannot aUbrd to bo without it.
Roanoke Gets the Next One in
Norfolk, Nov. 20.?[Special]?Tho
j real estate convention adjourned to
I night at D o'clock to meet in Roanoko
j on the third Wednesday in January.
Variots committees were appointed
I to map out and arrange the work of the
I next convention.
One of the most important committees
j appointed was to arrange a uniform rank
I of commission to bo charged by the
i members of tho Virginia Real Estate
j The delegates attended an oyster
roast at Ocean View to-day, and this
evening a reception was given at the
, business Men's Association, and tho
Chamber of Commerce.
"The Poor Man's Privat."
New Havkx, Conn., Nov. 20.? |Spe?
cial j?Cardinal Gibbons to-day served
papers on llyaclntho Archibald Ring
rose, of Yale University, summoning
; him to appear in tho federal court of
tho eastern district of Maryland on
January ?-.'?"> next to answer in a suit for
damages, presumably on a charge of
libel. Rlngroso's bdok, "The Poor Man's
Priest." which is the lifo and endorse?
ment of Or. McGlynn, is dedicated to
Cardinal Gibbons. It now appears with?
out tho cardinal's consent. The cardi?
nal has also communicated with tic
publishers here re straining the use ot
iiis name in connection with the boo!,.
Ringrose is a communicant of the
Catholic Clin roll, and has a brother who
is a priest.
Annual Meeting or Stockholders,
Knox viu.t:. Tonn., Nov. 20.?ISpo
cial| ?Thoannual meeting of the stock?
holders of the Tennessee, Virginia and
Georgia Railway Company was hold
here yesterday. Nothing whatever was
done. Tho old board of directors was
re-ob eted. These will meet in New
York in a few days and elect officers.
Out of 500,000 shares, 05 per cent was
represented by proxy. It was expected
that some announcement would be made
in it gard to the purchase of the Cincin
I nati. New Orleans and Texas Pacific
I system, but it was not.
Demand an Increase la Wages.
Brazii., Ind., Nov. 20.?[Special]?
The drivers in coal mines here have de?
manded an advance in wages to 82 per
day. The operators have determined
to refuse the demand. A general sus?
pension throughout the Black Coal dis?
trict is imminent. The yearly rate has
been ?xed, but some of tho operators
are paying S3, hence all are asked to.
No Change in Rates.
London, Nov. 20. ? [Special]?A re?
gular meeting of the directors of tho
Bank of Rugland took place to-day.
! I hey mado no c.iange in tho bank's
I ratO of discount. The rate of discount
in the open market is nominally 7 por
Everybody reads it.
MCE THREE CENTS.
THE RUN STILL CONTINUES"
The Citizens' Bank Besieged
All Day by Depositors?
Tho Streets uro Thronged by I'oloa, Ital?
laus ?ml Other Ignorant Depositor??
The Dnnk Paid Out Over ?1 ta.ooo nmf
Took tn About 810,000? I'otir.e Kecp
the Agitated Depositors In Order.
Nkw York, Not. 20.?[Special!?The
run which was begun yesterday on the
Citizens1 Savings Bank hero was con?
tinued this morning. As early as nine
o'clock from 15,000 to 1G,000 excited.
Poles gathered in the vicinity.
A nnmher of unfortunate people,
who had fours that they had lost all their"
earnings, paraded up and down in the*
neighborhood all night. Within the
hank President Quintard and the cashier
sat watching the preparations for to-day.
The president said to a reportor: "Wo
made ahont one thousand dollars in in?
terest money yesterday, lost by thn
frightened depositors. Wo paid out
over SI 1:1.000, and took in about $10,000.
The run will probably continue to-day
and to-morrow, but we expect all thei
money back next week. There are
plenty of police present to keep the agi?
tated depositors' in order."
The crowd was got into single Rio.
which extended around from'the bank
doors into Canal s'.root. and down to
Elizabeth street. As soon as order was
restored the depositors were admitted
to the l ank in squads of fifteen. The
president of the bank had offers of as?
sistance to-day from kindred organisa?
tions, but they were respectfully de-?
clinod, saying there was enough cash
on hand to meet the run. Mr. Quintard
sa'd that it. would take at least a week
to settlo up with those already in line
to-day. There is no known reason for
this run, except that the ignorant
foreign depositors became distrustful.
It Alt K Kit 11 It OS. ? co. FAIL.
The Announcement of Their Suspension
Depresses the Murkct.
Nkw Youk, Nov. 20.?[Special]?A.
dispatch from the Philadelphia Press
says t he failure of Barker Bros. & Co.
has just boon announced on the stock
exchange. The announcement of tho
failure on the stock exchange hero
had the effect of depressing the markot.
The failure has been caused largely
by various unprofitable railroad invest-,
incuts. Barker Brothers tS Co. worn
identified with a number of railroad
schemes which prudent financiers and
capitalists avoided, and when the money
stringency came they found it impos?
sible to realize upon them.
Among the railroad securities with
which the firm was idontilled in recent,
years was the Ohio and Northwestern;
Oregon Pacific, San Antonio and Arkan?
sas Pass, and the Charleston, Cincinnati
and Chicago, all of which have drawn
very heavily upon the resources of tht?
Wharton Barker was the president of
a finance company of Pennsylvania, and
was director of an investment company,
of Philadelphia, of which the latter
company he vtuis formerly vice-president.
?lust before the Barker's suspension
was announced today, the meetings of
the directors of these companies were
called apparently with haste. What
action was taken by the directors of
either of the two corporations wan
kept a secret. The finance company
made immediate preparations for an
anticipated run on its deposits, and sub?
sequent developments showed that the
precaution was woll taken as a number
of checks were presented during
the last hour of the day's business, ami
some accounts drawn out.
All drafts made upon it were prompt?
ly met, and Treasurer Stern assured a
number of persons who had accounts
there that the company was entirely
.solvent, and would pay everything pre?
sented in the form of a check or other
[n tho office of the company, after:!
o'clock, Charlemange Tower dr., vice
president of the company, said that tho
linance company was under no stress;
that it could pay every obligation
against it, and that the meeting of di?
rt Ctors had no reference to tho Barker
The firm is compost il *>f Abraham and
Wharton Barker. At one o'clock tho
firm stopped receiving deposits at their
offices at tho corner ol Fourth and Chest?
nut streets ami at. 1:15 o'clock tho doors
?i re closed. Tho members of the firm
refused to make any explanation of
their troubles. Of late they have been
doing very little business through tho
stuck exchange. An assignment has
been made to Edward Mellor, who is tin
son-in-law of Wharton Barker.
pi.r.NTY or mom:v on hand.
The Howard Savings Bank Able to Meefc
Newark, N. .1.. Nov. 20.?[Special1?
A bigger crowd than on the two previous
days shivered outside of tho Howard
Savings Bank this morning long before*
the bank opened. Hundreds of women
surrounded the bank to withdraw their
money. Most of them wore Poles and
and Italians, and other foreigners.
There were nine women to every man.
Many business men are making deposits
as usual to allay the feeling of suspioion.
President Frelinghuyscn says that be
has plenty of money to pay off deposi?
tors, and if ovory depositor withdrew
the bank would still have over $500,000
left. Tho business community is not.
worried over the run on tho bank.
Indicted for forgery.
Nkw YORK, Nov. 20.?[Special]?-The,
grand jury to-day indicted Albort U.
.?smith, of .Mills, Robertson vt Smith, for
I forgery iu tho first degree.
Tho Weather To-day.
Forecast: For Virginia, fair and
slowly rising temperature till Saturday
night; winda becoming southwesterly.