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THE ROANOKE TIMES.
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Bale-at t he following places:
Roanoke?Georgo Gravatt, Jr.; M. L.
Smith's, Dallis & Dennis', Hotel Roanoko.
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ROANOKE, VA., DECEiM HER 1?, 1800.
NOTICE to CITY 8IIH8GKIlt?R8.
All subscribers who full to receive their
papers regularly every morning will con?
fer a favor by notifying Immediately the
business office of tu k tim ks.
IHK tim ks will not be responsible for
any hills contracted by employes unless
mrdors aro given for Iho same by the
If (hero has ever been any doubts as
to tho lighting1 qualities of Parncll, the
Irish loader, they must now bo dis
pellod in the face of the stubbornly
contested fight which he is making lo
retain tho leadership of the National
party in the English Parliament.
That he believes ho is tho object of a
conspiracy, that he is the target, of
persecution, is evidenced by his out?
spoken words whenever afforded an op?
portunity for their utterance.
It seems not to ho the boldness ol
desperation, so much as if appears to be
his confidence in the strength of his
position. Nevertheless, it is evident
that ho cannot, stay much longor the
pressure that is being brought to bear t ?
force him from bis placo as leader , '
tho Irish party.
... The deposition seems inevitable, but
_ -??eil, unhorsed, is still the most, eon
md influential figure amoii",
spcuous ^,0j and a(bov ]i( . (
tho Irish poo, ?,??,?. i
prived of the lead, &all?- ho will 'go to
tho people with his g>Vfnc--s. and.
mark Tub Timks' prophecy, Ik*' wlu ?'in j
their sympathy and l?o again elevated
to tho heights of leadership from wh.- 'h
his enemies toppled him over.
Tun ?on?s??tl?il ol a rovolvor, a
razor, a pair of "knuckles" or bou>0
other deadly weapon, is a daily e.ccur
ren'co in tho mayor's court. Mayor Evans
is doing Iiis part todlsoourago tho habit
of carrying concealed weapons by idle
and dissoltito negroes, but it is plainly
apparent that the. penalties provided by
statute at present are inoflloiont. A
penitentiary sentence should be tho
penalty for a second olfense, as also for
tho first offenso on tho part of an habit?
Thk crews of the Brazilian w?,r fleet,
now anchored in New York harbor, are
complaining of tho bitter cold which
they are experiencing through the want
suitable shoes and clothing. A brilliant
opportunity for the shoe and clothieg
dealer, who will be thoughtful enough
to word an advertisement in Portuguese.
Complaint basbesn made of tho reck?
less habit of drivers pushing their
horses forward to anticipate, the lower?
ing of the gates at tho crossings. Acci?
dents have boon the frequent result of !
this bad practice, and when they happen
nnjust blame is laid upon the railroad.
?Too inten attention cann it be paid to
the matter of street cleaning, but it is
even more important that the. back
yard ol lioai oke be rigidly and often
PlTTSnun i is resuming her old and un?
enviable reputation of being the "smoky
city." . The natural gas supply is now
only equal to the domestic demand, and
mills and foundries have gono back to
'Hype-writer which can sit upon your
knee.'! Nothing extremely novel iu
that, if the tales of tho paragrapher be
Mit. ?KlUlKItT J. IlUOWNK, editor of
TllK TlMKS, returned from Washing?
ton last night, whore he has been during
his recent illness, llo will resume his
duties at 'rut: Timks office to-day.
UOWKN GIVES HAIL,
With Superintendent l>. W. Flick wir, <if
(he S. V. R.*K. im His Surety.
Chief of Police M. C. Morris returned
from Washington, 1). ('.. Sunday even?
ing, having in custody II. W. Itowen,
the forger, and.I. 15. Shepherd, another
gentleman of th ? same ilk wanted iu
Salem for thoughtlessly putting II. K.
Krause's name at tho bottom of a
negotiable piece of paper for SHOO.
Charges of forgery and obtaining
money under false pretonscs are accu?
mulated against itowen, whose only ex?
pressed excuse is that he was on a 1)1 ?
spree and did not know what he was
j Shortly after arriving in Roanoke,
j Itowen was released upon $200 bail to
[ appear for examination at any time
within ten days. David XV. Klick wir,
superintendent of the Shcnandouh Val?
ley railroad, going his security. Itowen
was quite a high-flyer within a limited
citcle in this city, and ascribes bis down?
fall to drinU and a desire tu shine as a
man of Wi alth.
Shepherd was taken on to Salem by
Officer .lasper \'est. who accompanied ]
I hi?-f Morris to Washington as deputy, !
whero he was remanded for examina?
CHIEF mokk1s 1 n wash ! nc : on
Courtcics Kxlcntleil llim i>y Itcprcscitln
tivc Partner Edmunds.
Chief Morris is enthusiastic in hi^
praisb of Washington, its beautiful :
baildings, its wide and cleanly streets,
its dignified and etltcient chief of
police; the personnel and morals of the
police force, and of all its institutions in
lie states that he was cordially re?
ceived and every facility offered liiui
for scouring his prisoner. He bad. ol
course, to bo identified before his pris?
oner could bo delivered to him, and so
ho call? d on "fanner" Kdmunds to
favor him to that extent.
??Representative l?dmunds," said Mr.
Morris, "showed us every courtesy and \
piloted us around as much as his duties j
would allow him to do.
'Win n Koanoke gets such streets as I
Washington has. we will all wish for a
rainy day occasionally to break tho mo?
notony of our usual balmy weather."
THE DIAMOND ICK CO.'S SUITS. i
The Stockholders Allege thnl the Assess?
ments Were not I.e^u!.
The Diamond Ice Company has been
(ltruring qui e prominently of late'in tho
proceedings of the Hustings Court. As !
previously stated in Tut: TlMKS, this
company is suing stock holders for non- i
payment of assessments.
The stockholders assign no other !
reason for their non-payments except
that the Diamond Ico Company's char
tor had not boon filed with tho common?
wealth attorney at Richmond, as re?
quired by law. at the timo the assess?
ments were made.
The company claims, however, that
subsequent proceedings of the directors
rendered t he assessments valid. In all
there are a dozen cases, many of them
against, tho leading business men of the
city. There are several more cases to
IIIS1IOP KAMIOI.I'll PUEACHKS.
Ton Persons Coldinne?! ut the Sundaj
Arternooii Sit? Ire.
JLllshop Rand 'Ipli conducted service
at the Episcopal Church Sunday. At
the morning service ho preached an i !o
quont and practical sermon to a largo
congregation. His discourse upon a
ohnpti r from the Kpistles to the Romans
was. concerning some of the general
principles of Christian life and doctrine. '
In the uftnrnqpn, ut I o'clock, there '
was a oonflrmalion service, when ten
persons. male and eight female.!
wer- confirmed. i
A iialXr Coiupnay, lint Old Favorite*. }
John K. nOnshaw and May 'Ten j
l^rotck, fo.'Merly "Two Old Cronus,",
will bo tho attraction at tho Opera 1
House Thursday evening. They will
he seen in a new musical farce extra- ;
vngunza, written especially for them
and with a view of giving them an 1
opportunity for the display of their vi r
Batilo abilities. Tin1 skit has the quaint
title of "Tho Nabobs." and c.insists of j
music, operatic gems, dancing, special- .
ties, elegant costuming and .siovcl |
scenic effects. An ndmirablo company !
of comedians has hern seit ctod to sur?
round them, and it is their intention to
give a jolly laughter-provoking and at
the, same time refined farcical entertain?
ment, loaded down With the rarest and
sweetest morsels of tho conn dy stage.
A Dangerous 1'ruetieo.
The polioo detailed for duty at the
depot report that drivers of teams whip
up their horses and pass the gates at
the crossing while saiil gates tire being
lowered. This practica is a most dan?
gerous one, and productive* of accidents,
but tho officers complain that there is
no city ordinance making it a misde?
meanor. Mayor Rvans lias announced
his intention of calling the Council's at?
tention to this apparent omission.
Carpenters and Joiner* Elect Ofllrers.
At the regular meeting of the Carpel -
ters and iloincrs'Union last night the fol?
lowing officers wore elected for the ensu?
ing year: President, .1. R. Patten: vice
president, .1. 13. Fnrnball; recording .
secretary, C. E. Kills; financial seer' - I
tary, .1. 11. Shank; treasurer, II. T
Ritchie; conductor, .1. R. Williams;
warden, O. M. Cornelius.
As Others s<-?- U?.
rYomtllO Washington I'ost.
The growth of Roanoke city is with?
out parallel iu Hut State. In 1880 the
population was less than 800, now it is
over 20,000 and increasing daily. The
established industries have a capital of
Sl7,',(io,0'ie. A large amount, of tin- . y
For Writing an Insulting Noto
to a Girl of Thirteen.
George Krugor was cowhided Sunday
for an uttcmpted seduction of Udrtio
Itcal, u girl about thirteen years old,
w ho is on a visit to her sister, Mrs. C.
II. Davis, who lives at 104 Fifth avenue
Mrs. Davis keeps a boarding bouse,
and on Wednesday of last week
Kruger applied to Mrs. Davis Tor talde
board, which ho obtained, anil all went
well until Sunday morning, when, as
Miss Heal passed by the door of the
sitting room, in which bo was waiting for
breakfast, he called to her and gave her
a note, which he wrote at tho moment. !
The note r< ad as follows:
"My Dkak: fan I have some time a
private conversation with you? IMeaso
answi r mo by note and keep transac?
tions to yourself for the present. Tell
en- where I ran meet you and when.
The girl gave this noto to her sister, i
Mrs. Davis, daughter-in-law of the land- j
!udy, who being engaged in household
duties nt tho linn-,did not read It till after
breakfast, after Krtiger bad gone to his |
wort: on Randolph street, whore he is I
engaged as a surveyor.
i'ailing in the members of the house- i
bold add some of tho gentlemen board- !
ers, Mrs. Davis intido known the eon
t tuts of i !)?? note to them. After giving
expression to their indignation, they !
decided to inflict personal punishment
upon Kruger, and then by avoid a pub- :
tie. sensal ion,
\ccordlngly when Kruger came to
dinner he was confronted with his in- i
stillte.: note and thereupon punished
with a bunch of withes, first by the |
girl's sister, NlrS. Davis, and then by ;
.Mrs. C. II. Davis, tho landlady. Kruger
was then put out of ihn bouso and. or- j
dcred never to come near it again.
THE bJKI.I.Y DAUAOK SUIT
llniril VcHtenlajr in Ihn Hustings Court,
Itul No Decision Itencbetl.
In the Hustings Court yesterday the
ease <o J. .1. Kelly's administrator vs. s.
K. Taylor, r e dver of the Shenamloah
Valley railroad, occupied tho principal
part of the day.
t he court was until ? o'clock in the
evening waiting for tho judge's decision,
but l hat body having at that time net
come to any decision, it was dismissed
by his Honor. .lodge Robertson, until in
o'clock this morning, when it will re?
The plaintiff's evidence* was that
Kelly was seen to fall in an epileptic lit.
on the Commerce street crossing, and
was run over and killed by a Shonan
doah Valley train, which was backing
at the time. The train was only ISO
feet distant at the time, and a brake
man, who was on tho ground, saw :
Kelly on the track and signalled the
train to stop, but the signal was ' not 1
obeyed, anil two cars passed over the
body of Kelly.
Two witnesses said they thought the
brakeman had time to have jerked Kelly
off the track.
Messrs. Staple and Logan and I*. nn
and Cocku appeared for the plaint ill ;
an. i lirtflin and Watts for the defendant.
The suit is for SI0,000, and is in b< -
half of the deceased's rather.
The defendant submitted no evidence,
but demurred to the evidence of the
plaintiff. The demurrer was argued
and the ease given to Die jury.' By this
demurrer the judge decides the case,
while the jury only fixes the amount ol
damages, if any are allowed by the
Other case:, disposed of were as fol
Michael vs. Roanoke Machine Works;
action U r damages; set for the lTUi of
Diamond fee Company vs. T. ('. Itlair;
demurrer to lake notice, ami court took |
papers to consider case.
Diamond ion Company vs. .1. R. liar-i
roll; dismissed at cost of plaint ill'.
John Randolph Bryant, qualified as
attornoy-at-luw on motion of Mr. Berk* -
Tlie Clover < In!).
The regular meeting of the Clover
Club was held last evening and tin-fol- ?
lowing programme was rendered:
lb tiding from "King Bear." by the j
Heading "Tho death or Benedict Ar- |
Duet. "1 would that my love." Mi n- !
Heading -"l'oetry by fllcum." Anon. |
Song?-'My Dearest. Heart."?Stllli
Beading?"Blcnnora." Edward I'oo.
Heading?"My Watch."-- Mark Twain.
Tumbled in the Mud.
There was a EC no op Sab in avenue i
yesterday afternoon. Throe negro |
women, two of them drunk, were driv?
ing at break-mck Bpead, when their
rickety vehicle was upset, piling the
three in the middle of the muddy street.
The old woman that had been Imbib?
ing too freely soon serampled to tho
sidewalk and exclaimed triumphanty,
"I told verso, that's what whiskey doz
for you." Tho mud was shoe deep on
the spot when the accident oecured, but
the drunken negresses carried away tho
mud and left solid ground for a consid?
Winter has been rather backward
this time, but has come at last. Sun?
day was a rainy, disagreeable day, and
when Roanokers peeped from their win?
dows yesterday morning they saw the
first snow of the season.
Snow fell for a while during morning,
and the thaw by noon made things
Many Roanokers longed for paved
streets" and good sidewalks, as they
tramped around through mud shoe deep.
Yellow fever at Vera Crux.
City ok Mr.xiro. Dec. s -The health
authorities at Vera Cruz will give out
very few reports to the press about the
yellow fever in that city. However,
popular rumor has it that the disease
B epidemic there. The bishop ol Vera
Cm/, is dying.
Shot His \Voill?l-be .\ssio>sln.
pl?v ok Mi'xico, Dec. 8. An attempt
has j,st. been made lo assassinate Col. :
r-arra?:osa. the governor of tho state of ! ,
Heironimus & Brill
110 Commrroo street.
Our Opening: is Over.
We are now ready withoomploto lines
of new dress goods in every deportment.
Dress Goods is our Specialty.
Wo have the handsomest collection of
novelties, plaids, stripes and plain ma?
terials of every sort over opened in
Our assortment is equal to those of
large cities. Our prices are correct, and
you can do better shopping with us than
you can in the city.
l!i> sure to see our line of silks and
black and colored dress g.Is.
Ladies' cloaks. Misses' cloak-, and I
children's cloaks of every sort now
reaily. The garments shown by us
represent the latest conceit-, or the
mode, ami every garment i>, made in a
thorough and most stylish manner.
You w ill lind our prices coin ct.
Of all sorts from lowest grades to besl
qualities. I.tidies' heavy. Jersey ribbed
vests at 25 Cents. Mens' good heavy
merino shirts at cents. Children's j
vests from 15 cents up.
We have all grades in white, natural
wool, scarlet, etc.. for ladies, gentlemen
Bargains in blankets comforts and
Heironimus & Bragl.
Nininger, Bandy & Co.,
Real estate agents, first door Times
Persons listing property with us can
bo certain that it will have careful at?
tention. Correspondence solicited.
Sale of stock of International Cigar?
ette Machine Company.
The follow ing list of subscribers to
the capital stock of tbo International
Cigarretto Machine Company having
failed to pay assessments due by them,
Names. ~ c El
y. y. < i
W.O.Kenney. trus 4, 5. 0, 10 300.00
W. 1'. Baker. ?, (1, 38 7C.ii.00
M. '!'. Nininger.. t: 50 500.00
A. T. Maupin. ?1 r> .mi.ho
W. P. Moomaw... :to :nio.oo '
B. L. (Jroidor.II 20 200.00
.lohn Sheridan_ 0 10 100.00 i
M.T. C. Jordan.. .-4, 5, 6, 10 300.00
It. Prinec. II 10 100.00
M. H.Claytor. 4, 5, G, ? 150.00
>lno. McQundo_ ti 10 100.00
E. S. Dinkle. r, 10 100.00 !
W.U. Kcnnoy.... 4 . 5, 0, 10 300.00
Notice is hereby given thai paid stock [
will be sold tit the front door of the j
Hustings' Court house of thn city of
Roanokc, under Sections 1 !:.*", ll:.'s and
1120 of the Code of Virginia, at public,
auction, on Saturday. |)ecember 13, at I
12 o'clock M. By order of the Board
B. II. WOODR?M,
President In't. Cigarette Machine Co 1
PENN &C0CKE. nov9-lm
NOK FOLK ? WESTERN RAIL?
The annual meetihg of tho Norfolk
and Western Railroad Company, hold
May 7th. 1890, having adjourned to meet
at the call of the chairman of the meet?
ing or the president of the company, an
adjourned meeting thereof is hereby
called, and will be held on the fifteenth
day of December, 1800, at 10 a. m., at
the office of the company, in the city of
Roanokc. Va., for the purpose of receiv
a report of the president relating to
action taken by the company under
authority given "at the annual meeting
in securing control of tho Shenandoah
Valley railroad, and transact tiny other
business that may properly come before
the meeting. WILLIAM LAMB.
P. J. K1MRALL, Chairman.
President Norfolk and Western Bail
road Company. n30Adc2,3,6,9,13,14
J. 1). McNAMRB. TOM. HAV8LIP.
McNAlVlEE & HAYSLIP,
HOUSE, SIGN AND FRESCO PAINTERS,
CHAIN I".US AND PAPER HANGEKS.
Shops, Rad ford, Va. Richlands, Va..
Buena Vista, Va. Headquarters, Roa?
nokc, Va. Bock Box i?, Roanokc, Va.
NOTICE?On and after Jan. I, 1891.
the rates of commission charged by
real estate agents will be as follows:
On all Sales Of $2,000 and under. ."? per
HOUSEKEEPERS, HOTEL PROPRIETORS,
And everybody that buys groceries,
LOOK TO YOUR INTEREST.
You want to savo your money by buying whore the
PEICES ABE L 0"W~
And the stock largo and varied to select from.
EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO EAT,
Pure and frosh, can bo had by calling.
Jefferson street. Groceryman. tt
Christmas at Pickens'.
The model jewelry bazaar is teeming with all that is
beautiful and attractive.
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry,
Elegant silverware, beautiful clocks, unique pottery, vases,
bronzes, latest novelties. More holiday presents than
ever before at Pickens'. Come at once and see the
prettiest goods in town.
*^XA3^ 4^^^)'.^"^ Prom tin' Uonnoko Vineyard (Washington Heights), at
I. KltKKST IIOONK. WaI.TKR s. liOONK.
For Christmas Groceries
(Successors to 10. Didier )
Corner Jefferson and Campbell streets.
Just received a choice line of Christmas goods of
every description; fine chocolates, crystallized fruits,
oranges, lemons, bananas, malaga and Catawba grapes,
oysters, celery, mince-meat, chow-chow, catsups, pickles,
evaporated apples, peaches, pears, nectarines, citrons, cur?
rants, raisins, cranberries, California honey and a large
line of choice candies and other articles too numerous to
mention. In our produce department can be found apples,
sweet and Irish potatoes, beans, peas, cabbage, onions,
eggs and butter. Lowest prices guaranteed. Call and
Corner Jefferson and Campbell streets.
The Grand Closing Out Sale
Is still going on, and we advise everybody in need of
To call at once and select, as this sale will only last
a short time.
) & MR ffTTTTTminT'
In endless varieties, from the finest qualities, espec?
ially to close out at greatly reduced prices.
Come, Everybody, and be Convinced.
Boston Boot and Shoe House
59 Salem Ave., Corner Hen