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Roanoko Real Estate... ?
VOL. IX.-NO. 80.
Two humlrod shares of Lako Soring j
Land Company, stock* for S4 per share.
The land of this company is entirely
paid for; over two-thirds of the lots re?
main unsold, and the stock worth ?3 per
aharo on tho hook3 of the company.
WILBUR S. 1'OIiK & CO.,
Rooms *, and 4, Exchange- Building.
Wo can sell lots in tho heart of
tho town at 2"> to 40 per cont.
lower than any other lots near
them can ho bought for.
.SIMMONS, AMBLER & CO.,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
flfticd corner Washington and Water
Eight bundled feet, street front, Com?
monwealth avenue and Rutherford
street. Trice S3.000. .1. P. HUDSON
REAL ESTATE CO., 1 IS Jefferson
street, v. w. deo20-2t
THE ROANOKE DEVELOPMENT
Is ready to ontnr-into negotiations with
parties wishing to establish
MA N UFAOTURING ENTER 1 ?R IS ES
AIITHINGTON ?ILP1 X.
General Manager Roanokc Develop?
ment Company, Roanoko, Vu. dec?-lm
A BRILLIANT QKRHAN.
Tt?? .innlor Otrmin <:inT, Opens tho Sca
koii With it Notnblo ISvoiit.
Even that sparkle with loveliness,
ruby lips that Cupid takes for the
models of bis bows, Itttlo arms that
vied in whiteness with tho snow out
wide. i'i,;;as that would be envied bv "a
.jiyinpb, a Naiad or a Graoo," and tho
( ' wool maidens of Roanoko, with their
fciinty little feet playing hido sind seek
jroncuth their .skirts, wont whirling
(one..! tho spacious ball room of the
fcorer I'ark Motel at tho german last
Mght given by tho members of tho
Dun lor German club.
' Festooning evergreens hung around
walls and fantastic lanterns from the
land (.r the .lap swung between the
Tie young ladies present wore Mkjs
Sal lie Crawford, palo bluo cashmere;
Miss Walthall, palo bluo India silk;
Miss Dlokorson; bluo silk; Miss Lizzie
Crawford, blue cashmere; Miss Green,
pink India mullo; Miss Nola Fowle,
Nile grocn India silk; Miss Uollo Craw?
ford, black lac:> and turquoise velvet:
Mi.;s Wilson, whito1 India mullo; Miss
Langhcrn, black laue; Miss Hunt, black
^plvol; Miss Staples, blue brocade and
yini; silk; Miss Trent, pink silk; Miss
Ragland, white silk; Mrs. Wright,white
cashmere; Mi$s Wright, whim cash?
mere, and Miss Daisy Crawford, whito
The ohapcroncs were Mrs. Charles
Irwin, red silk and velvet, and Mrs. L.
L. Crawford, black silk and point lace,
The gentlemen were: It. C. Starkoy,
H. V: Elliott, Warren Wellford, Jake
Sprindle., A. C. Marston, E. U. Spon?
ger, W, R. Gordon, George Kitz
miller, R. L. Wright, Tom llumo,
Chas. Carpenter. Mick Perkins, W. W.
Vest, Chas. l'reston, ,1 T. Trout, Ran
Henry, .1. II. Ponn, A. It. Botts, and M.
Wright. Mr. Noal, Mr. Woodson.
Tlin delightful music was furnished j
by the Roanoko Machine Works string |
A I'LKASANT KViiMXO. j
The Vo :nf* People's SnH?>ty of the Pros? i
brlcrlau Church Kntertuln,
fh^ entertainment given by the l
Your/ P?oplo'sV Icioty of tho FirstJ
Pre?byt.nrian Church yesterday evening
.was a decided success.
The pro'TfliBtno was as follows:
"Ahx Italiens." by Miss Ida Stone.
"Evening Song," yocal solo, by Miss
Daisy Graves. ,
"The, Fluugplan VoHtb, by in
"Jesus, Krcp m? Near lb? Cross,
sung in Arabic by Mr. Lufty, of Uamas
'?Pa'rhas.si'.i?'," bv Mr. Hancock.
Devlt, "May Time.'1 by Miss M. F.
Ston* and Miss Giujsio Ton ford.
? Billy's Kose," C. E. Graves.
"A LOyer's Quory," by ?. II. .Stewart.
"Tho Tramp's Resolve," by Mr. Bld
dhc-mlie, recently of Toronto, Canada.
An addrossby Mr. Lufty.
At io o'clock an elegant supper was
served, fandv.iclief.. chocolate, coffee,
fruits, cako and croam; The table was
beautifully decorated. Tho assembly
room was adorned with mottoes and
evergreens. The ladles In charge of
tho entertainment were Mrs. E. II.
Stewart, Mrs. Lisle Morrison, Mrs.
Featherstono and Miss Featherstono.
After having spent a most delightful
evening, the company dispersed at 11.
Mr. Hancock presided with his ac?
customed dignify and acceptability.
The pleasures of the evening wem
somewhat saddened at times, as the
young people remembered Cue fact) and
form Of their lato beloved president,
Charles R. Luck, who passed from earth
to heaven November 17.
The Sheriff Diod First.
SrrEKBROOK, OnU Deo. 10;?[Special]
?Rensi Lamontagne was hanged here
at0:20 this morning for tho murder of
his Ivrothcr-in-law, Nopolln Michel.
About 8:45 this morning Shorlff Webb,
who had charge of the execution, died
suddenly from heart disease.
?~r~~T-~ "C"1 '".1 "V _""i!flg!g*?
I THE CLOSING DAY ATOEV1LLE
Board of Southern ImrrVgration
Recommended.^ ,.. .v
Kenolutlnna Relating to the Closing ?>f tho
World's Fair mi Suiulny Debuted Hotly
nnd Roforrcd to the Commission?C6m
! ' misslouvr of Immigration for Enou
Kt:ilo Recommended by tho Report of
i Uta Loglftlutlve CoiamKtco, V/hlch Was
ASUUVIM.k, N. C, Doc. 10.?[Special]
?Tho lust day of tho Inter-state Im?
migration Convention was a busy one,
receiving reports from tho various com?
General R. 15. Vance and W. C. Wil?
son, both of North Carolina, offer od res?
olutions declaring it to be tho sense of
the convention that tho proper obser
j vanco of the Sabbath requires tho clos
I ir.g of tho Columbian World's Fair ex?
position on tho Sabbath. After a heated
debate the resolution was referred to tho
commission of the Columbian exposition.
A resolution to recommend to tho
governors of each Slate the appoint?
ment of a committee of live from their
States to act in conjunction with an?
other committee,and to be known as tho
promotion committee, of tho World's
Fair, was adopted.
The report of the committee on legis?
lation was as follows: "Wo recogni/.e
the necessity of unity of action by tho
Southern States here represented, and
that it can best be accomplished by a
i concerted system of legislation; thorc
I fore you are* requested to provide by?
law for the appointment and malnton
! ance of a comtuissloner-of immigration,
j whose duty it shall be to form a hoard
Of Southern imniigratie.n to oo-operato
I with the Southern immigration bureau
I in promoting tho great cause of South
] em immigration, and the upbuilding of
our comtuon Sou Co land, and that the
executive committee present to tho
legislatures suitable bills to carry this
recommendation into effect, und tir^e
the passage of such a measaro.
"That the gonoral manager, aided by
the executive committee, be requested
to draft a constitution and by-laws for
tho permanent government of this body
and report at the next convention, and
that the general manager and commit
t< e issue a periodical as the general
ollicial organ of the bureau, to he under
their control, but that character and ex?
pediency of the same and tho frequency
of publication bo discretionary with \
said manager and committee."
The report was adopted.
ih'EK; :;i>;(; ojiiUT.
No ESngnsci lent* ttolivvun the lud tuna and !
MiNXKAeohis, Dec. 111.-?[Special]?A
Jounal Rr.pid City, S. 1)., special says !
that the reported engagement between
troops and the Indians at Daly's ranch
and other points are false. There has
been throe skirmishes between Col. IJ.
II. Day's command of settlers and cow?
boys, numbering llfty men. Tho last
one, cn Tuesday, was a hot one. The
Indians attempted to burn haystacks at
Daley's Pond but were driven off by
Colonel 1 lay.
A band of I.'o hostlles are moving
westward Fifty miles north of hero,
in R?tte county, eighty mon of tho
Ninth cavalry and sixty Cheyenne
scouts under Captain Mooro havo been
sent after them. Seven companies of
the Seventh infantry now at Port Kus?
sel under the command of Col. Mizner
will arrive at Uormosat to-day.
General Miles has received dispatches !
from General Carr. whose c imp is thirty
fivo miles southeast "of hero, showing)
that everything is quiet. The Indians |
camped in Little Missouri county north
of Minnesota are thought to bo Sitting
THIS WOM.F.N DOWN ON IHM.
Furncir? Lutes! Knomles Say He Pollute*
Dunl.IK, Dec. 10.?[Special!?Canon
Cody asserts that it was mud that was
thrown in Darnell's Taco and eyes, and
not lime, as i;j said by his supporters.
An address signed by twenty-three
women of Kilkenny has boon published, j
Itdoclaros that Darnell, after years of
systematic deceit, has at last been un?
marked, and that his very presence
pollutes the soil.
The Freoman's Journal to-day says
that Parncll will carry Kilkenny in the
coming parliamentary election if tho '
priests hold aioof in the contest.
?"Their conduct," it says, "jeopardizes j
action."' Wo know that homo rule
without Darnell is impossible. No '
British statesman would commit Ireland
to a man of inferior strength. Parnell
can restore tho financial situation
between Ireland and America.
Everybody rcada THE TIMES' "Want.
Column." If you "nnva bouses or rooms
to ront, proparty or anythio j elao to eel!
put n small Ad. in THE TIMES, it will
bring you calls
Indian Murderers Hanged.
MlSSOULA, Mont., Deo. 10.?[Special 1
?This morning Lala;:o, Rime, Paul
Antley and Pascalo, four Indian mur?
derers, were hange d at the courthouse
hero. Al t died game. They were cut
down twenty minutes after tho trap was
sprung. Their necles were, broken.
They were executed for the murder of
Amor lea ti Ilenlth Association.
Chaui.kstox, S.C., Doc, 10.?|Special]
?Tho American Health Association, in
session here during the last three days,
adjourned this morning. The next
mooting will ho held in Kansas City,
Mo , next December, ih> ilate to bo
fixed by the executive committee.
E, VA., SATURDAY M
NORFOLK AND WESTERN CHANGES.
j The Traffic Department to bo Trans?
ferred to the S. V. Halldlacs.
Tho Norfolk and Western Railroad
I Company is to makp a ohango in the
I present arrangement of division head?
vTho headquarters of tho Radford
divVion, now located in Itoanoko, will
ha mb\cd to Rad ford before the begin?
ning of \ho now year. Superintendent !
.lohn A. Hardy, of the Rad ford division. |
will movt his office and force to Rad- j
ford and vtill occupy tho cilices at pros- j
ent bring used by Superintendent John .
(.5. 0-?borne, "of that place. Mr. Hardy j
will probably take a stair or twelve]
with him to Mt^l'ord.
Superintendent James C. Cassel 1, of
tho Eynchburg division, will move his
force and quarters to tho offices vacated
by Mr. Hardy, and T. II. Hrunsferd.who
at the first of the year becomes superin?
tendent of tho Shonandoah Valley road
as far as Shonandoah, will move Into
Mr. Ca88eH's old i)uarters.
At the first of the new year Superin?
tendent Flickwir, of the Shonandoah
Valley road, will change his offices
from the Shonandoah Valley building to
the Norfolk and Western building, and
Superintendent Iiippey and Mr. McDow- I
ell will likewise have their offices in
Vice-President Eddy, Mr. Bovlll, and
Mr. Popo will move' from tho Norfolk
and Western building into tho Sheh?n
doah Valley building. All the traflice
departments of the Norfolk and Western
Railroad Company will be transferred to
tho Shonandoah Valley building,
TUR Wt&if AT WORK.
There Will He Water In All the Main?
Tho Roanoko (las and Water Com-'
pany. after commendable energy, bad
the old pump av. work yesterday before
3 o'clock, which will supply tho city
with water until the other pump can be
repaired. It will require a'week or two
to do this.
There were tour machinists at work
all Thursday nb.rbt at tho pump-house
j cno of whom Mr. Baughmani being in
I charge, and i- is largely duo to their
I UDftbating ofiorts that tho city had
I water in the afternoon.
Some of tho people on '.ho hills were
I complaining yesterday afternoon that
they bad not gotten water. The reason
is that all tho mains could not be
pumped full so soon. The company
says everybody will have water tbi>
Tho people, however, should n )t be j
lavish with water, for it can only bo
with tho strictest economy that tho
supply will go around.
TBE .SNOW STILL HKr.E.
I The fitniowallcs Hclng Olenreti,! Wat llio
Country Roads Still Uloclcud.
The big show ia melting slowly, but
it is .iwill in the way. The sidewalks in
thy business portions of tho town are
pretty well cleared of tho snow, which
has been piled into tho streets. A few
vehicles were out yesterday and the
snow and real estate is getting consid?
erably mixed in many places. Sleigh
bells were jingling, notwithstanding
George. Koagy, who lives about throe
miles south of Rounoke, was in the city
yesterday and reports the roads In tho
country as still impassable.
Tho barns of Captain Moomaw and
Daniel Moomaw were demolished by
the heavy weight of snow on tho ruofs.
THr. NTOUM IN WKST VIRGIXIA.
A Chili) I'orlslten nml a ICundred Families
Point Pl.KABBNT, Dec. 10.?[Special] j
?A tow boat has gotten through to this j
point from Coal City, six miles up tho !
Big Kanawah river. 1 tu officers tell J
their tales of a groat snowfall all along
tho uppor river and into Elk and the
Coal River Valleys. The West.Virginia
branch of the Ohio Central railroad has
abandoned all trains,and the Chesapeake
and Ohio is nearly as bad. Every tclc
pbon.'j wire in tho entlro valley is down.
At St. Albans tho roofs of three bouses
crushed in and four pcoplo worn badly
hurt. At Buffalo a child perished in
the snow on the way from school. Five
children are reported lost and possibly
dead by this time. Oh Thirteen Mile
I Creek more than a hundred families, I
I mostly minors, are snowed in near Ron- j
I ceverte,a::d their situation is dangerous I
Sherman.Withdraws His Resolution. |
WASHINGTON; Dec. 10.?| Special |?It
is understood that af'a;r consultation
between Senator Sherman and Repre?
sentative McKinley on the Subject tho
! former has determined to withdraw tho
resolution introduced by him tosocon
struo tho tariff law as to maintain the
Hawaiian reciprocity treaty in opera?
tion; The probability of amendments
j being offered which 'might, reopen tho
entire tariif question is understood
have eausod Ibis decision.
A Neero Murderer Hanged.
CiLvnt.EST?N, S. C. Dec. 19.?[Spe?
cial]?Adam Mongin, colored, was
hanged to-day at Mt. Pleasant County,
for the murder of Simon Jackson, col?
ored, on May 31st last. The murderer
confesssed hisorlme under the gallows
and sang a hymn. lie showed no .-.ig!:s
i of 'car or weakness.
The Debris Cleared Away.
A force of eighty men were at work
all day yesterday on tho wreck of the
Mnchino Works blacksmith shi p and
by evening had cleared away all thi
debris of the roof and walls,' and ha<
pone to work removing tho snow an
sleet to prepare too work of rebuilding
The Wenttter I n-Day.
Forecast; For Virginia, fair, east
winds; slight changes in temperature.
PREPARING FOR THE MEETING
Of Real Estate Men in Roanoko
Tho Sperlnl Committee un Constitution
and lly-laws Jlcct and Porform tlielr
AVorJi?Stronjr Itrsnlutlon* Adopted?
Mr. Bhnrp, ;i Norfolk Mom-jur of tl-.o
Committee, Intcrvlo\v< i!.
The speoial oommittoG appointed by
the real estate agents' cnforcr.oe at
Norfolk to formulate a constitution and
by-laws to be submitted to tho conven?
tion iu Roanoko next month met
Thursday in Lynchburg. Thoro wore
present: ,1. F. Wingflold, chairman, of
Roanoko; 11. L. Page and Walter' Sharp,
of Norfolk; l.ouis Rawlings, of Rich?
mond, and S. E. Morris, of Lynchburg.
The by-laws and constitution which
will ho submitted to tho convention,
were read by Mr. Sharp and adopted, as
were also tho following resolutions:
Resolved, that a systematic and com?
bined effort be made?
To advance the interests of the roal
estate business in Virginia by properly
and extensively advertising tho re?
sources of the State.
To accomplish for tho State at largo
the same splendid results that have ac?
crued to some of our cities through tho
elforts of the local exchange:).
To exorciso such just and united in
j fluenco over our legislatoro as will
secure equitable laws for our protection 1
i and advancement.
To bring together tho brain and
energy of our calling so that from their
deliberations and general exchange of
views new ide^s and plans may bo
To maintain principles of honesty anel
fair doalings in the operations of li?
censed roal estate agents aud auc?
tioneers and to crush out all efforts of
wrong-doors in misrepresentation or
To accomplish by joint effort what
has hitherto been Impossible under our
To urge the organization of local real
estate exchanges In every city and town
hi the common wealth not uow so organ?
To bring together the real estate men
of Virginia in closer businesj and social
ISc it further resolved, That tho name
of the body bo tho Real Estate Ex
Cbango of Virginia.
That tho by-laws and constitution as
read by Mr. Sharp bo adopted.
That a certificate of membership hf>
Issued ci> and a badge worn by the mem?
bers of the St.! to Exchange.
Thjt the committee present no names
to tho convention, but suggest that tins
officers bo apportioned to the dilforout
sections of tbo State.
That an soon as practicable after e>r
ganizatlon a bureau of information
be established in tho city of New York.
ThatMcssrs. Sharp and Page bo ap?
pointed a committee of two to attend to
the necessary printing, etc.
That a voto of thanks be extended
the Lynchburg Real Estate Exchange
for their kindness to the committee.
Mr. Walter Sharp, of Norfolk, a mem?
ber of thes CO.nmittoe on constitution
and by-laws, is at Hotel Roanoko. It
is bis busy brain and untiring efforts
that tho movement for a State real
estate exchange is dun. He is one of
tho leading citizens of Norfolk and a
prominent real estate operator.
lie is the man who went to Richmond
and fought through the amendment to
Norfolk's charter, taking in the big
stretch of land and river front running
up to Lambert's Point. In person ho iu
of medium heighth, well sot, with a
slight black moustache anel a vital ag?
gressive way of asserting hiinsolf.
"Wo are coining up strong from Nor
folkn exf month and want the conven?
tion to bo a groat success," said he. "It
is our opinion that Richmond should bo
the headquarters of tho exchange and
that wo want to establish a real estate
paper to givo expression to our viuws
and forward our IntorOStS and tho in?
terests of the State."
Mr. Sharp and Dr. E. A. Parsons will
go to Norfolk this morning.
Reo our Christmas Chime's ndvertlso
ment en tho third page. It's n thlnf; of
beaut y. _
Wreclc Near Bedford City.
About 2 o'clock ynst?rd:iy morning
the cast-bound freight, train on tho
Norfolk and Western railroad was
wrecke d a short distance above Bedford
City. Six cars wore thrown from the
truck. The accident was caused by hot
boxes. No ono was soriousry hurt.
Tho conductor's he ad was slightly cut,
but ho was not disabled for duty. No. 1
was delayed about forty-Iivo minutes.
A wrecking orow soon had tbr: track in
condition for trains to pass. The work?
men bad the wreck cleared by ti o'clock
Work on the Ohio Kxtenalon.
Work on the Ohio extension of tho
Norfolk and Western railroad is pro?
gressing rapidly. It was begun last
April and the line starling from Irou
ton, running along Twelve Polo river
anel connecting with tho flat Top di\i
slon at Ellshorn, is moro than half
graded, and track laying will begin at
both ends by the first, of the year, Rails
havo boon laid at Konova. Cahell coun?
ty, on th? Ohio river. Ivorty miles of
track will bo laid before tho Br?t of
Tho Dummies (tunning.
I The Street Railway Company have
their two dummy lines in good working
order now. The dummy to Vinton was
running all day yesterday, and the Sa?
lem dummy engine after clearing tho
v. ay came back and made one trip yes
I terday afternoon. Tho company has
hopi > of having the city streetcars run
? nlng by Monday morning. They say
the sun will have to do a little work
for them before they cau havo th' ir
cars in motion.
TWO MEN KILLED.
Fireman Atwood and Brakeman
Houst onDle in a Wreck.
About I o'clock yesterday a derail- j
mi nt occurred on tho Shcnaridoah Val?
ley railroad, one mile north of Buchanan,
when Fireman Atwood and f rontBrake
man Houston lost their' lives. Both
were white men.
The accident was caused by a slide of
tho roadbed, when tho train, a north?
bound freight, rushed upon it at full
speed. The train was in command of
Engineer Yates and Conductor Conner.
The engine and live cars were derailed \
and precipitated down an embankment
into the .lames river.
They are a tutsl wreck, but fell clear
of the track, which w.ts repaired.
Freights were delayed for some lime,
but were moving before night.
Superintendent Flickwir and Train?
master Brarisford left R?anoke as soon
as a relief could bo made up for the
scene of the disaster.
They found that the body of Brake
man Houston, which was under the en?
gine, was horribly mangled. His head
was nearly severed from tho body, and
he wm fearfully burned. His body was
gotten out soon after tho wreck. Hous?
ton was riding on the engine a: the
time lie uiet his dentil.
The body of Fireman Atwood was not
found yesterday afternoon. It is feared
that his remains were carried down the |
river by the current, and will have tobe i
fished out. j
It is reported that the engineer, who J
Wr.a not hurt, jumped. There are re- j
ports of two other brakeiai n being I
Thoro Is no noocl to Dtiy a Ealtl.noro,
Philadelphia or Now York paper to tlud
the now?. J3y subucrlblnrr lor THE TIMES
you can have It Berved to you every
mornlnpr at your breakfast table twelve
hours hi advance or tho Northern papers. '
KOANOKE MUSICAL SOCIETY.
tfaklng a Laudable Effort to Extend Its
Scope and Influence,
The Roanokc Musical Society, which
some time ago gave a musical recital at
thu Opera House, is desirous of extend?
ing its scope.
Originally and at present only a male
chorus ot some eighteen to twenty
voices, it i* thought best for tho musi?
cal Interests of li?aroke, to extend its
scope and give It facility to bo of last?
ing value to to the musical Interests of
tho ciiy by converting the male chorus
Into u mixed chorus, thus giving tho
fair dement an opportunity of acquir?
ing facility in sight reading and ensem?
ble singing, :.nd thus enable tho chorus
j to render the greater vocal works of
ancient and modern masters.
Nearly all cities of like size as lionn
oko havo nourishing musical societies,
through which alone the people have a
chance to become acquainted with great
COthposcrs. Therotluing and ennobling
Influences of such a society nie cer?
tainly wi II understood and need not be I
To do this, however, the society needs I
larger quarters, better accommodations,
on account of the admission of lady
members; and, above all things, a
musical instrument?a plane?has to be
Tbc? society, consisting at present of
young nu n Only, has 11.? income oxcoot
that needed to meet current expenses. :
A special fund will bare to be provided j
to inaugurate this proposed extension of
tho work of the society.
A oiroular detailing these aims will ,
be sent to the citizens of the city, and it
is hoped that those who not only have 1
tho material advancement of Roanoku
at heart, hut also the intellectual and
artistic ndvanceuiot, and who believe
that this city should in this respect not
bo behind other cities of the State, vi::., j
Lynchburg, Petersburg, Norfolk and |
Richmond, cities that all have n flour- I
ishing musical society, will heartily re- ;
spond nnd contrlbuto to this special i
fund to tho besl of their ability
THBTfMBSUtbeloading par>cro!' tho
rain oral bolt of tho two Vh*fflniaa. If you j
want to keep ported on tho dovo'.oomon j
of thin section you cannot ulVorv.1 to bo 1
without lt. i
Looking at '/lac Mine*,
lion. Henry M. Cross, of Huston, is at j
I Hotel Roanoke, with'Mri John II. Bart- j
Iott, of Virginia, and Captain Nathan
I Barth'tt. of (flflfenchusotts. Mr. Cross
j was pcmocraR^*candidnto for Stute
treasurer last year In Massachusetts.
I c-.vpiain Nathan Bartlett was tho in
I vent.v.- and builder of the first oxide! of
;:in<*. nnd ppolter furnaces erected in
America. Thcsa gentlemen, under the
guidance o,* Mr. ?1. 11. Bartlett, spent}
yesterday in examining the plant of tho
Washington zinc works at Lyncbburg
and tho xinc miucs at Bonsaoks. They
! x pressed themselves as highly pleased
at the outlook. It is probable that
their vir.it, will result in the bringing of
large amounts of New England capital
to tiiis section.
::<oieir of an N. ,fc \V? Purchase Untrue.
Tho report that tho Norfolk and
j Western roa.l had negotiated to pur?
chase a largo tract of bottom land north
of tho depot at Rad ford from tho Rad
ford Development Comp any to be used
for tho erection of shops and tho put?
ting down of additional track is con?
trail ic.i Led at too headquarters of the
road lu tfa Is city. A TlUUS reporter was
yesterday told the rumors woro ground?
less. Tie? r?ad has secured the right of
way and will build a track to tho pipe
works at Radford and that is all, and
probably led to the rumor.
Recovered from the Storm.
Thp trains on the Norfolk and West?
ern road, east of Boanoko, whero tho
pfow storm was heaviest, aro moving
on time ::t present, both passonger and
1 freights. Tho Virginia Midland is also
in good working order, reports indicate.
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ICE THREE CENTS,
WHERE THE MONEY GOBIES FROM
But Little Baltimore Capital in
The AsHi-rMon or i? Prorulacnt Haiti
morlan that CO Ter Coat, of tlioQat
?Idc Capital ia tho UouthTTCHt is from
Baltimore Denied hy XloanukerK XTh*
Know?All Hi; Investments 1'roIiiaMe.
What They Are In Koauoko.
The business men of Baltimore aro
agitating the formation of an industrial
development association, und meetings
of them are being held to discuss tho
plans and purposes of tho proposed
A; ;i meeting held in that city for tho
purpose of discussing tho subject, Mr.
J. Frank Supplee, in advocating tho
promotion of tho industries of Haiti
more and the establishment of new ones,
made a number of statements which
have been challenged by citizens of
Tho parts of Mr. Supplee's remarks to
which exception is taken are contained,
in the following extracts:
"The drain of capital from our city to
tho boom towns and paper cities of tau
South is being seriously folt. An obser?
vant and experienced correspondent
sent there to investigate reports that
00 per cent, of the foreign capital that
has been Invested iu the ton-itocy of
Southwest Virginia, Qxtoii'.Hv.g fro?
Roanoko to Bristol, camo from Balti?
more. New York, with hor oustom&ry
shrewdness. i:i oonspiclous by her ab?
sence, while Philadelphia, Baitimor?
and the West are furnishing tho lambs
who arc to bo shorn of thoir golden
fle< co to make cotufdrtablo tho land
Speculators of Virginia this winter. A
report this week shows 01,(100,000 for
the month ending November was in?
vested by outsiders In this territory.
All e>t these booms are based upon tho
one> advertised foundation?tho loca?
tion of new manufacturing establish?
ments in their midst, bringing popula?
tion anel distributing wages.
"The foundation of all thoao rpova
mcnts is freo land to manufacturer*
and an augmentation of from 80 to 231%
percent, of their capital by tho looal
improvement company. Within tho
past ten days .six reputable establish?
ments, employing an avorago of fifty
persons each, have signed contracts to
remove their plant from our oity. Tho
llmo of action has arrived. Wo mar
'resoliMp until the cows coma horns*
about oifv 'geographical position, tor?
mina! facilities nud Bulubriona climate
but tho es-.Vys^ \vnl. eontinuo until (y
more intelllg. n'f-^v^?^ ^tion of eu?uu-\
faotnrihg is developed, and1 our oltlte.ias
awako to an investment of thoir moan*
here, rather than In wildcat ventures in.
town lots and mining speculations."
Ul tUNKSS tlKN IX ? UllVIKWKIi*.
In order to ascertain if these state?
ments wen- facts a reporter Interviewed
a number oT business men yoatordaj,
all of whom regretted that such incor?
rect statements h:ul been given out te?
Ihm. II. S. Trout, president of the
First National Hank, Said, "f caq not
understand why these statement .should
be made. Comparatively little Balti?
more capital is invested In Southwest
Virginia, and all that has boon, to my
knowledge, has thus far returnod a
handsome profit to tho investors. It
would bo safe to say that 100 per iwnt.
ban been tho average return to invest?
ors from ltallio.'ore'. ;Of course, tbo
balance of exchange is all against the
North, but that is natural. 1 am In a
position to know, and can assert that la
not one instanoo tins a capitalist from
Baltimore suffered any loss In this sta?
tion. All these-statements, when made
by responsible parties, have a tendoney
to make capital more timid than it. now
is. but when the resources of Southwest
Virginia are investigated, that timidity
?iit. KKUt' TALKS.
Mr. Traue; < lt. Kemp elonlcd the
statomonts of Mr. Supploo. "Badtltnore
is a comparatively light investor in
Southwest Virginia property," said he,
'and tho money now genug into roal
ostato here is almost exclusively profits
do rived fion previous investments.
Haiti more has done less for this section
than any other city in the north; Phila?
delphia alone has mvostcd ?20 for ovory
SSI put iu by Rulttmovluns. It i-j true*
that SI,01)0,000 was put into this seotion
during November, hut th? pcrcontago
from Baltimon war. quite insignificant.
If that city wishes to let go her hold
i.s Lh Sotithwu&t Virginia she
Will Bud plenty of residents of
this section willing and anxious
to pay all ?he has put iu, togother
With 0 per cent, interest and a hantf
soiun profit for these holdings. Wo
would then regard them as handsome,
investments. I lately bought out tho
Interest of a Baltimore capitalist in n
Southwest enterprise, paying him 5*
for every dollar ho put into tho bust
nei i just threo months age>. Anel the
history of that transaction is the his?
tory of tho large majority of Baltimore's
: 11 uulntions. That city is not Invest?
ing largely, but by rapidly turningoveur
their holdings its capitalists n-o rcalla
ing big profits out of Southwost Vir?
nit. iwusoxs' views.
Dr. K. A. Parsons said: "So far from
it b -ing true that sixty nor cent, of tho
capital Invested in Southwest Virginia
comes from Baltimore, 1 doubt if six
percent, comes from that city. Outsltle
of Bedford City, I do not know of any
nlaco In this B^otionclaiming to contain
any amount of Baltimore money.
"One thing I wish to say particularly
is that tho vast amount of money which
has developed Southwest Virginia haa
uomo from residents of Virginia Itself?
money which has been dug up out of tho
traditional 'slacking* of thrifty mer?
chants, professional mem, and farmers,
assisted largely by Philadelphia capital.
"Salem is an illustration of this. Itar