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: J. R. HoCKADAY,
?The Plonour Agent,
? Baanoko Keul Estate.
i VOL. IX?NO. 58.
We havo eight lots for sale in If jde
Park, fronting on the Norfolk and
Wostora Railroad, ono block northwest
of the Salem avonuo crossing, for S3,500,
$1,500 cash and assumo the doforrcd
payments. Call early.
WILUUR S. POLE ,fc CO.
Wo can sell lots in tho heart, of
the town at 35 to 40 per rent,
lower than any other lots near
thorn can bo bought for.
SIMMONS, AMHLER& CO.,
?BAL ESTATE AGENTS,
Olflee oornor Washington and Water
DU. S. T, SUTOU.proprietor and manu?
facturer el' the celebrated Seminolo In?
dian Rcinodios, will ho in Roanoko for
the balance of the winter,and will devote
bis time to the (sure of tho following
diseases, viz: blood Poison, Malaria,
Rheumatism, Catarrh, Dyspepsia, or
Indigestion, liilllousness. Jaundice,
Whooping C ough, Worms, Olu Sores,
Ulcers, etc . otc. Ladies suffering from
periodical sick headache, irregularities, ;
ete., will Hud immediate relief and a i
permanent cure by taking a course of |
treatment from mo.
NO CHARGE FOR CONSULTATION.
Charges for treatmont Tory moderate.
DR. S. T. SC'I'OIl.
H53 Franklin street, corner Seventh
Ollico hours 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to 1 and
7 to II p. m.
A NEW ENTERPRISE.
Wo beg leave to announce that we
have inuagurated the '"Magic City
Transfer Co." and are now ready for the
transportation of passengers, baggage,
?r freight. We have nice veil ich s,
polite drivers, and will wait on you
promptly night or day. Leave orders
at our o?ice, 113 Jefferson street, or w ith
any of our drivers. Respectfully,
novi:s-tf Di vai. ,t Smith.
I>ARTIES HA VINCI CITY PRO
porty to sell either improved or un
improved will do well to list same with
NFAL &. HERN DON, 107 First st.
s; w. novls-l wk.
FEDERATION OF LABOR.
A Series of Public Educational
Meetings to be Held.
The Roanoko Fodoration of Labor J
will inaugurate a series of public meet?
ings to-morrow night, at Federation
Hall, at the oornor of Third and Com?
monwealth avenues. Those mootlngs
will be held for the purpose of educat?
ing the people as to tho needs and |
obj 'ots of labor organizations, but the ?
initial ono will bo d !voted mainly to \
explaining to thoso workingracn !
who do not now a (111 la to with labor i
organisations h >w necessary it is for i
their common welfare to become mem?
ber a of such a body.
Tho talks to-morrow night will bo by j
aioinbors of the different labor unions, ]
and ranch instructions will bo imparted I
thoso who are seeking It. ?
William Henderson, the president of i
the looal federation, will preside at the
meeting, and a vice-president will bo I
selected from each labor organization. !
A cordial invitation is extended the
general public to attend, and the speak- ;
ing will ho of a nature to make tho at- J
RANIMM.PII-M ACON ISUATKN.
Tkn Unlvfimity of Virginia Team Win l>y a
Score of 1-iU to O.
Tho University of Virginia foot-ball
team in a slight degree to-day wiped
out tho disgrace of their defeat by
Princeton heating Uandolph-Macon by
In tho first half Virginia scored 74
points; in tho scoond <!:>, every man on
.tho team making a touch down.
Tho foatun sof the game for Randolph
Mac.in were the punting of Ma rye, tho !
running of King and the tackling of
For the Untvorslty the running of Ab?
bott and Arnslle and tho tackling of
? Daggctt, Stone, Wh I taker and Elliott
played their usual fine game.
Tho sco. , is one of tho biggest ever
piade in a foot-hall game.
A SUNDAY WRECK.
A Slight tjtnvmli Up, But no One Injured.
Though a misunderstanding of orders
there.was a collision Sunday at 1:45 p.
m., in tho yard of the Shenandoah Val?
ley railroad between shifting engine No.
47 and freight train No. IF
Tho tank of the Bhif ting * engine was
demolished, and the pilot of tho freight
engine was brokon, as were also the cab
and trucks. An empty oar of tho freight
was broken into fragments.
No further damage was done and no
ono was injured. As a conscqucnco of
tho wrick, A. M. Cleveland, yard con?
ductor, and C. IF Hall, engineer of the
, shifting engine, were suspended indeiln
Thomas Paweott >v Soni Call.
PrrTfliiuno, Nov. 24. ? [Special]??
Thomas Fawcctt & Sons, one of the
' largest ooal llrms In tho city, made an
1 assignim nt to the Central Hank this
, morning. Liabilities $400,000^ assets
AUGUST BELMONT IS DEAD.
The Belrront Banking House in
v'.du.iv.j Brandon Suspends?One of tho
Oldest mid .Host Prominent Members
of tlio Stork ExchungC?The ltun on
tin* Citizen's Hunk.
New Yohk, Nov. SI.?[Special]?
August Belmoht tiled at three o'clock
The ISclmont banking bouse closed
Oh the glass door was a nolie.e oT the
banker's death. In the olltce. Itself)
nothing but business of the most press?
ing character was attended to.
It is learned that Bclmont's death re?
sulted from a severe cold he contracted
at the lato horse show. If ho had lived
until tho eighth of next month ISclmont
would have been seventy-four years old.
At the time ISclmont died there were
present at his bed-side his three sons,
august Jr., Perry and Oliver, and Hel
mont's physician. Dr. William M. Polk.
ISclmont was out and about on
Thursday last. That night he was
taken side, lie gradually grew worse,
until ho died. As yet no arrangements j
were matin for his funeral.
KUWAItD illi.V.NUON Sl'spexijs.
The suspension of Edward branden
was announced on the stock exchange
this morning. Ilewnsonoof the oldest
and most prominent memhersof the ex?
change has ing been admitted September
?S. 1S52, and was considered one of the
wealthiest brokers ou the board. It is
said all turough the recent decline
ho was a bull and carried large
lines of stocks, but when prices touched
bottom after losing an immense amount
id' money on tho bull side, he turned j
bear and sold stock short. His failure j
was caused by tho rapid advance that
followed, lie was for a number of years 1
located at No. HI Kroad street, but now j
i i at No. :.' Wall street.
TITE BUS ON TIIK CITI7.KS8' HANK.
The run on the Citizens'Savings bank
her.', which lasted several days, is prac?
The service of the police is no longer
necessary and this morning there were
only abouu fifty depositors who called I
for their money. Some of the ilrst de- |
post tors who drew out their money, tho
amounts of which were very small,
wilted to redeposlt, but the bank!
officials declined anything more to do j
with them on the ground that they
were among- those who inaugurated tho
The renson why advertisers like THE
T Is beciusa their advertisements
HEAL. ESTATE EXCHANGE.
Secretary u ml Treasurer Employed anil
At the incoting of the Roanoko Real
Estate Exchange last night it was de?
cided that in the future the exchange '
would occupy the room over 10S Jeffcr- '
son street, on which it has held an op- j
tion for some time.
L. W. Terrell was elected secretary '?
and treasurer at a salary of 81,000 per |
annum and will begin his n<w duties at
once. He has until lately been in the
employ of Shcnandoah Valley railroad.
The following linns were admitted to
membership: T. L. Situs & Co. and
Meadows &, Childs.
President Hockaday occupied the
chair and in the absence of the regular
secretary Howard M. Hooker, of Tue
Times, did the duties of tho secretary, j
The treasurer read his report and j
showed an expenditure of $137.50 during :
tho late convention at Norfolk.
The next real estate convention will j
meet bore on tho ?Jlstof January. Ar- .
rangements have not yet begun, on ac- j
count of the small number of members
present last night.
There will be a meeting of the board
of directors on Priday night, and tbo
exchange will meet in their now quar?
ters Monday night of next week.
REPAIRS at THE ItOIXIN'O Mil.I..
The Puddling Depnrtmont simts Down
for a Time.
The Roanoko Rolling .Mill puddling
department has shut down for a period
covering a week or ten days.
During this time thai department will
be considerably improved by the addi?
tion of new machinery and the overhaul?
ing of the old.
Between twenty and twenty-live men
are laid oil" by this movement.
Mountain Forests on Fire.
Many eyes were tinned toward Mill
Mountain Sunday night to watch the
beautiful blaze that encircled the moun?
About three wcoks ago tho tire first
started on the southwest corner of the
mountain and burned around to the en Jt
ward on the other side. Sunday after?
noon the tire reached (he summit, and
by night the. side in full view from the
city was encircled with tiame.
It war, a very pretty Sight, and would
have shown much prettier had it not
been a moonlight night.
The forest on the mount;:ins north?
west of the city are also on fin-.
t.'oal Miners Strike.
Somerset, Kyv, Nov. 24.?[Special]?
Tho miners at the Barronfork coal
mines, numbering, 300 are on a strike.
They demanded an increase of 10 cents
per ton, which the company refused to
pay. They thereupon threw their tools
down and refused to work. The com?
missary has been locked against the
miners, and they have been refused
anything to eat.
Tlio Weather To-day.
Forecast. For Virginia, fair, warmer
>KE, VA., TUESDAY M
MRS. HELPER BETTER.
Her Parents Greatly Incensed
Walter Murphy returned last evening
from Savannah, (la., to whioh place ho
accompanied Mrs. I Union Helper to the
homo of her father. Major. Nat. Tilton.
Mr. Murphy was interviewed by a i
TIMES representative ami said that Mrs. j
Helper, who went away in a very feeble I
condition, stood the trip reasonably j
well, and was improving when he left
' Mr. Murphy did not remain lomr in
Savannah, but said that there was con?
siderable Interest then1 in tho affair, as ?
.Mrs. Helper was well known in Savan
nan society. Mrs. Helper's Barents [
were very lunch surprised and incensed.
Nothing more, has been heard from
Helper, and his wife's parents have
taken no steps to find bim.
A gentleman, well known In this sec?
tion, told a Times reporter last night
that Mr. Helper introduced a lady to
him as his wife, on 11 roadway, New
Yorlc, one night last winter.
Mr. Murphy says that Mrs. Helper
has not been to New York within three
Till: QUEEN'S SPEECH.
She Regret* the Condition of AlTulr* iu
London, Nov. 24.?[Special] -The
Queen's speech, which will bo read at
the opening of Parliament to-morrow,
was communicated at to-night's minis-I
toral dinners. The speech is of unusual |
brevity, and after the customary ref?
erences to England's friendly foreign |
relations, tho speech alludes to tho i
threatened pototo famine in Ireland.
The Queen expresses regret at tho ex?
isting condition of affairs, and says she
trusts that measures will be taken to
mitigate the people's distress.
The speech further says that bills will
he introduced relative to land pur- i
chases in Ireland tithes execution, and |
tho reform of private bill legislation for
Scotland and the extension of local
government in England.
If the work of the session permits, a
biil relative to the 1? cal government in
In land will also he introduci d. Among j
minor measures to be submitted are bills
relating to tho liability of employers
and to friendly societies and saving .
STORM IN THE CHANNEL.
A Violent Cailo Prevails In the English
London, Nov. 84.?[Special]?A vio- i
lent gale still provails in the English
channel and elsewhere along the coast '
of Great Britain.
A number of wrecks and collisions are I
Tho British steamer Uphingham, Car?
diff, for Port, is said to bo ashore at
Twenty-ono persons were .rescued from \
the steamer. The first officer lost bis i
boat containing five of the crew,who are
THE INDIAN TKOUUL.ES.
The War Department Aiding Ocnernl I
Washington, Nov. 24.?[Special]? /
Tho War Department is giving every i
assistance in its power toUcnornl Miles, j
Ten troops of cavalry stationed in Ari?
zona, New Mexico and Texas and a j
largo force from Fort Rlley have been
forwarded to Pino Ridge agency.
It appears that affairs at Standing
Rock agency show much improve
mcnt. A considerable number of In?
dians from the Rosebud agency are re
ported to 'je moving toward Pine Ridge.
Compare THE TIMES' news columns \
with thoso of any other paper published
in a radius of 200 milea. If you want the ;
newa you cannot afford to bo without It. :
FIRE AT 11/'. l>FOKI>.
Sturduvnn, French ,V Co.'a Pinning Mill ?
Qultotl by Flame?.
WlSST RAOFOItl?, Nov. 24.?[Special] !
?Sturdevan, French ?V Co.'s planing
and molding mill and sash, door and
blind factory was completely destroyed
by lire at t> o'clock to-night. Loss on I
machinery, S7,700; on building and
stock. 310,000; total insurance, ?2,500 i
'f bo origin of the ftro is unknown.
Dritt.in, Nov. 84.?[Special]?The
Freeman's .)ournal say; that Connomara
is beginning to feel the effects of the
famine arising from the failure of tho
potato crop. Thirteen families on the
Flake estate. It says, have asked tho
parish priest to point, out some moans
by which they may avoid starvation.
A Com let Shut.
Nashville, Tonn., Nov. 24?[Special]
?.1. M. McCall, a white convict, was
shot and killed by Ooorgo W. Fing, a
guard, whil" attempting to escape iu the
Thirteenth district to-day about noon.
A socialist mooting in Paris yesterday
declared that without socialistic reform
there will bo a revolution.
The riot at Rishopvlllo has subsided,
and twelve of the leaders are now in
Tho Russian government l?ns forbid?
den newspap rs to publish the petition
drawn up by the Jews asking that they
be placed on civil equality with other
classes in Russia.
Dr. Andrew A. Lipscemb, ex-chancel?
lor of tho University of Goorgia, died
ELECTROCUTION ALL RIGHT.
The Supreme Court Says It is
The .Japanese Must Dlo by the Klectrlc
Current?Tho Supreme Court Aha
Decides Hint the United States Has
Jurisdiction Over tho Caribbean
'. Islands?The Baltimore Housing.
?W'AsinxiiTDN, Nov. [Special]?
'l'lic Supreme Courtof tin- United States j
Unlay affirmed the judgment of tlie i
citcuit court for the southern district of
N'tjuv Voik. Judge Lncomho presiding,
ingehe case of Shlbuya Juglro, Japanese,
confined in Sim: Sing prison, 2 . Y.,
usbr sentence of death by electricity.
tt! was to Beouro Jugiro's release oh
habeas corpus on the grouud that the
IvOjpmder case had demonstrated that
ehjfitncity was a cruel and unusual
puMshment, and. as such, prohibited by
nuuf Juetioe Fuller announced tho
delusion of tlie court.
'tale court allirmed judgment upon the
auWority of the decision in tho Kum?
There was no written opinion and the
court did not go to a consideration of !
: heypoints raised by .1 u#ire's counsel,
holding that so far as tho federal ?ues- I
tiorljtowciv concerned the case did not
dillclff from that of Kemmlcr.
This, it is believed, destroyed the
last legal resort of counsol for .lugiro.
Tito Supreme Court Decides That tlio
I.'tilled States has Jurisdiction There.
Washington. Nov. 24.?[Special]?
In the. Supreme Court of the United
States to-day Justice Gray unnounocd
the decision of the court in the ca.se of
the Navassa rioters, who are under sen?
tence pf death in Baltimore for a
m.urdcrj committed on tho Island of
Navassa, in the Caribbean sea, in 1381),
where they were employed by a ltalti
more linn in working guano beds.
Tholcaso was brougut to tho Supremo
Court bn an appeal. I'ho question was
ralseddnvolvillg the jurisdiction of tue
United Males over tin- Island.
Tho (court decidos that the United
Statcapias jurisdiction over the islands,
and affirms tho decision of lower court.
Undyr tills decision the men under j
sontctmu will be exeuuted unless eon- i
trary Atccutivo action is taken.
In IwdvCision tue court sustains tho
ground* taken by the. counsel
lor tit'- Uuitcd State? * that the
act of CbngresS passed many years ago,
providing teat tue (juano islands; taken
possession of by citizens uf the Umud
Status and worked by tin in, may bo
placed under the jurisdiction ul tbo
country by Presidential proclamation;
that tue law of the United States re?
specting the crimes committed on tho
high seas are. applicable to sunh islands,
and that ttie oft? Uders .shall bo tried at
tho port to which they are lirsi brought. |
Throe men are sentenced to hang.
Their counsel announced that an ap?
peal lor executive clemency will now 1
Tliv: WORLD'S VAia.
The Joint Committee and the Local Dlree- !
tors Opposed to l-m li Other.
Chicago, Nov. 24.?[Special]?A secret
conference was held to-day by tho joint
committee of the national commission
and local directors of the World's Fair
with a full view of determining the
much disputed question of jurisdiction
in the management of the fair.
The directors claim that the million
dollar fund must be expended and its
im media to supervision subject to the
approval of the commission. There is
not likely to be a serious ilivision on
t his point, but a graver issue is the mat?
ter of soliciting the exhibits. Under
the commission's interpretation the
directors could do nothing in this dirt c
tion without the1 approval of the com?
mission, and that tho directors seriously
obji ct to. The board also objects to
the commission's interpretation of the
act, holding tiiat tho board has no power
to originate any action in regard to tho
exhibitors, fore gn or donit st.c.
Tho progress ot the fair will depend
largely oil the temper of two bodies, for I
if either should become obstinate
a dead-lock might ensue and tho
consequences bo most serious. If satis- j
factory settlement is reached there uro
but two other Important things for the
commission to do at this session. One
is to aco ipt the plans and sp; oillcation -
which will bo present! d to it by ts
grounds and buildings committee, and
tho other it to certify that ten million
dollars is assured. That done, the
President can be notified that all is in
readiness. A member of the commission
said loan AsSOOiated Press reporter that
in case an agreement cannot be
reached the commission will simply ad- j
journ and report the facts to the Presi?
After Defunct Hankers.
ChlCAOO, Nov. 24.?[Special I?The
depositors of tho defunct bank of Pret
tyinan & Co. appeared In the county
court this morning and made a vigorous
protest against the appointment of
Charles S. John-on. assignee of the
bank, as he was formerly manager of
Several attempts wt re made to find
tho banker Prottyman, but they weio J
unavailing. The court th'i n t nt.-red an
order citing Prettyman und Assign; e
Johnson to appear in the court at It
o'clock this p. in.
Mr. Mills' Political Intention.
W A&IUNO i on. Nov. 24.?Tho Post, to?
day says that Representative Mills.
Texas, has decided to retire from public
life with the close ot the tli y s c ..
Congress, unless his state sen t - him t? |
the Senate v.s the successor o( Senator
25, 1890. Ptf
VANCE WILL WIN
Tho Offfical Majorities of the
Winstos-, N. C, Nov. 24.?[SpcoialJ?
U has been ascertained that of tho ITU
members of tho legislature just elected,
over one hundred of them are members
of the Fanners' Alliance. At least
ninety of these are Democrats, regularly
nominated as such in the different coun?
ty conventions. So it will be seen that
the Alliance men will control the cau?
cus, and the passage of a railroad com?
mission hill is a foregone conclusion.
There seems to be sonn? uneasiness in
certain quarters respecting the possible
detcat of Senator Vance, but it can bo
safely staled that Senator Vance will be
re-elected without trouble.
There are at least one hundred mem?
bers of the legislature pledged to sup
port him for re-election. Some of
thoso pledges wero made on the stump
during the canvass, but the majority
of the Democratic county conventions
??instructed" their legislative candidates
to vote for Vance, and those elected are
in honor hound to do it. This defeat
would kill the Alliance in North Car?
The State board of commissioners will
meet at Raleigh next Thursday, when
tho olilcial returns of the recent elec?
tion will be made. The majority of
Merrlman and Clark, candidates for
Supreme Court judges, will be about
Following are the majorities of the
so vor a 1 candidates who were elected.
All are Democrats except Choatham, of
the Second district:
11 ranch, First uistriot, 2,950, Cheat
ham. Second, 1,230; Drady, Third,
4,s."i7; Dunn, Fourth. 0,052; Williams.
Filth. 1,000; Alexander, Sixth. 7,205;
Henderson. Seventh, 4,107; Cowlos,
Eighth, 771: Crawford, Ninth, l.oos?a
total Democratic majority on the con?
gressional vote of 28,0S0.
The variation between the majorities
on tho judical and congressional tickets
is accounted for by these facts: An in?
dependent-Alliance man ran against
Cowles in the Ninth district and re?
ceived many Democratic votes, while
N'ewhoruo, the self-nominated Demo?
cratic-Alliance candidate in the Second
district did not poll the lull party vote
in his district. Fx-Cougressman Sim?
mons, of that district, tells TilK TlMKS
correspondent that had he done so he
would have beaten Choatham (the negro
and the present Congressman) by a good
'i ho district embraces the blaek belt
aud ordinarily is Republican, but many
negroes tailed to regist? r. and, beside.-,,
this was a DuUiocratte year by a large
majority. There was some question
about the soundness of Ncwbpurno'u
Democracy, howe ver, and many exact?
ing Douiturats refused to vote for him.
The legislature meets on Wednesday.
January 7, and Governor Fowler is
air, ady preparing his message. It will
contain no especially unusual recom?
mendations. There are already a half
dozen candidates for speaker of the
house. Captain Hairs Skinner, and
Messrs. Doughtou and Suttoh being the
most proraim ntly mentioned.
Raleigh has sold its horse car railway
to parties who will Biibstitutoan electric
street railway similar to that of
It is now said that the contract for tho
steel plant buildings, at Greensboro,
will be let in a few days.
Connection at Madison, between the
Roanoke and Southern and the Cape
Fear and Yadkin Valley railroads, has I
Hinten Helper, recently of Roanoke, j
whom Tin-: Timks reports as having ap?
parently abandoned his wife, has a large t
acquaintance in North Carolina who ;
hope that he will yet be able to satis- |
factorily explain his conduct.
Thorc la no neod to buy n Bultimoro, 1
Philadelphia or New York paper to (hid \
tho news, Uy subscribing for THE TIMIS8
you can have it served to yovi every
morning at your breakfast table twelve
houro in advance of tho Northern papors,
PAUNKL.I. TO UICTlKIi.
A Meeting, <>! the Paruelllte* r? be Uehl
To-iiiori on ?
London, Nov. . 21.?[Special]?The
Star, the loading homo rule paper In
England, says it has reliable informa?
tion that Purnoll will retire from the
leadershi). of tho Irish Nationalists.
The meeting of ParnOllito members
of the House of Commons will be held i
to-morrow prior to the opening of the
session of the house. Parnoll has sum- J
moned every member to bo present, and
ho himself will preside at the meeting. 1
The precise scopo ami character ?oft
tho aitack to be in.nie Upon the govern- i
ment will bo Bottled at the meeting. j
Gladstone will say nothing as to tho
course be will f? How in regard to Par- j
mil's leadership of the Irish party until \
In- lias held a consultnlied with bis col- i
Clifton. N..I., Nov. 21.?[Special]?
First race, six and a half furlongs?
Chocney won. Ron Harrison second, Vos
burg third; time, 1:24 itf. Second race,
live-eighths of n mile, maiden two-year
olds- Sunflower won. Cas-cade second.
Rumpus third; time, 1:05, Third race,
seven-eighths of a mile- Lizzie Fonso
won, S'oung Duke second, Eblls third;
time, l::ti' j. Fourth race, mile and one
eighth, handicap? Fly ton won, Al. Far?
row second, St, Luhe third; time, 1:50%.
Fifth race, throo-qii li ters of n mile, sell?
ing? .Mamie 15. won. Price- .lames sec?
ond. Addle T. thlrd;'tlme, 1:1(1K< Sixth
rac . one mile St. .lames won. Glory
it Cond, Grlinaldl third; lime, 1:11.
Nkw Void/, Nov. 21. ? I Special]? The
Brooklyn census returns, which were
j taken by Hie p. ii e. were Completed to?
day. The, how the total population
of V rook I .! ob 865,045. Tho Federal
1 C insus'e laruorn ora made it 803,000,
Everybody reads it.
tfCE THREE CENTS.
His Bride Was Soon to
NO DEVICE CAN CHEAT A LOVER.
Infinite Insrenulty Dlsplnvcd to Comma**
maty an Klopcmcut?Miss Mzsle Kit?
Murray Weda Ceorge W. Thackor, Al?
though Cards of Invitation Were Out
for Her Mnrrlugu to Captain Charles
l.aiikford Itlnekenx Her Puco to Hs
cupe to the Trysttng Place.
"Anil all tli" world loves a lover.,'
Urouped about a maiden "standing*,
with reluctant feet, whero the brook
and river meet ." last night in the pretty
cottngo 123 First avenue n. w., sat a.
bevy of voting ladies, tbe features of
every one lit up with the joy whioh a.
bride?an eloping bride at that?
Despite the watchfulness of stem
parents, despite the fact that her ap?
proaching marriage with another had
been heralded by cards of invitation,
despite the bars and locks at whioh lore*
laughs.pretty Lizzie McMurray had wed?
ded Ucorgo W. Tbacker, the ono whom
her heart had chosen against the judg?
ment of her parents.
Not all the romance of life is contained
within the leaves of fiction, and to tho
reporter whose ordinary work is most
prosaic often falls the lot to relate a.
tender love story. And here is ono:
Miss Lizzie McMurray was a tall,
handsome brunottoof nineteen summers,
who had been wooed by George VT.
Thackor, then a conductor on tho Nor?
folk and Western road. The traditional
course of true love did hot run unieoth ;
her parents were averse that she should
make the match; they parted for a time,
and Mr. Thaokor accepted employment
as conductor on the Richmond and At?
lantic road, moving to Nelson uounty.
Suitors were not wanted for the fair
one's hand, but none received her heart.
Then canto Captain Charles Lank ford,
conductor on the Norfolk and Western,
who came to board with Mr. and Mra.
McMurray. IIa becamo ouaiuorcd of
Miss Lizzie, and bis suit received favor
at the parents' bauds.
Obdurately sl.e resisted his love-mak?
ing, but he was persistent, and was not
the other absent'.' Little by little the
parents urged her to forget tho ono
away, and as time wore on sho thought,
esteem was love and consented to marry
Capl ain Lank ford.
The wedding was set for Wednesday,
Hi ecnibor 3, and cards were sent out foe
guests to be present at the croniony.
A wedding trip South was arranged, and
t he parents complacently smiled at an
ending of the matter 111 consonance
with their desire
Hut reflection convinced the maiden
that she has made u mistake whioh
would wreck her Ufo. Tho old lovo re?
turned with renewed vigor. Kho Oon
tided her doubts and fears tuber friends,
and one well versed in affairs of the>
heart wrote a letter to Mr. Thaokor
which meant much if tho lovo of hi*
That letter was mailed the latter part,
of last week to Mr. Thaokor at Portti
Saturday morning found Thaokor at
Rounokc. Ho called upon Miss Lizzie,
and tho young lady's mother forbade
her seeing him. but she told her mother
that she only desired to say good-bye to
him, and her mother consented to a brief
That interview was not tho last, how?
ever, they arranged at it, hastily and in
whispers, to meet at the house of Mr.
Mays, a cousin of Mr. Tbacker. Tho
e tuple met again on Suntfuy at :t o'olook
nt the house of Mr. Jambs lt'rasior, 4'i3
First avenue n. w. ,
Here it was arranged that, tho next
day they VVOUld wed, and wed they did.
Yesterday morning at 9 o'clcok they
met again at Mr. b'rhslor's, and Miss
Lizzie went home und packed hoc
clothes ami took them to the house of
.Mrs. I'lac ?. to whom she confided hor
; lans and whose aid she enlisted.
All; r gl Hing her clothes, wrapped in
a sheet, safely out of the parental
dorn die, Miss Lizzie returned homo to>
await tho hour whon she would leave te>
return no more until she possessed tbu>
dignified title of wife.
Here the first difficulty was on
countercd. Some meddlesome neighbor,
whose prying eyes had seen the young
lady carrying tho bundle out tho baoR
way. had informed Mrs. McMurray, and
the mother's suspicions were aroused,
and that lady threatened to l..ok hoe
Just at dinner time Miss Lizzie,
descended the steps of her homo and
carelessly went, into the bank yard.
Hero her younger sister saw her and
called to her. asking her whero she waa
With palpitating heart tho young
lady ran out of the back gato and
bastoncd to the house of Mrs. Plaoo.
Fearful of consequences now that her
absence from home had been remarked.
Mrs. Place promptly looked the young
lady up and sent Mrs. bane, a friend,
to Mrs. I'razicr's to notify Miss Li/.zi ?.?'?
expectant bridogroom that peril was at.
??We just had a called meotingy' said
an engaging brunette to a reporter tor
Tiik Timks, who called at Mrs,
I'razicr's last night.
"W< " referred to the bevy of young
holies who surrounded tho bride ami tho
blushing reporter. And "wo" evolved