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THE IOANOKE DAILY TIMES.
VOL. XIV.?No. 3W.
PRICK THKKH UtSNTS.
ROANOKE, VA., SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 11), 1895.
Forecast for Virginia: Fair; warmer
tuturday; southerly winds.
Won't yon want
yonr roof re
painted this fall?
Eoanoke Roofing and Metal Cornice Co.,
Commerce 8t. and Franklin ltoad.
J. R. COLLINGWOOD,-Manager.
- 'Phone 228.
floral designs ft specialty.
IlaviiiL? employed one of
Norfolk's best cooks, we
are ptepared lo serve Lhe
public with the best oysters
ilmt wits ever served in Lhe
Special Invitation to Ladies:
We have two separate Din
in^ Parlors, and the politest
attenliou in the city.
Oysters Received Fresh Every Day.
Don't yon need an Antom
l/cr? ?\ ?? have tliem from
Hot Water Bottles.
Perhaps a hot water bottle
Is what yon want. I'rlees
range from r,oo up.
Household Syringes of the
very best rubber. Satisfac?
tion guaranteed. Any price
yon wish. From 35c lip.
Tin; Ladles art' cordially In?
vited to wait in our store foi
t he street cars.
christian-baWe drug store
Cor. Salem Ayc. and JclTcreon St.
I beg to announce the ar?
rival of my Fall selec?
tions in Diamonds,
Watches, Fine Jewelry,
-&C. They have been
selected with special
care, and are of such
design and character
not to be found else?
where in this city. Only
the highest grade goods,
at prices as low as snch
goods can be soM for.
I invite inspection and
assure polite attention.
? .LHpoiide.icc promptly nnswered.
EDWARD S. GREEN
Manufacturing Jeweler and Qradnato Optician,
No. 6 Salem Avenue.
Byes Examined We
Free of Charge. Wholesale
SENATE BILL NO. 322.
To provida new charter for the Roanoke Gas and Water
Comjiy, a company heretofore acting under a charter
grant to it by the Judge of che Corporation Court for the
city ofcoanoke, Virginia, oa the 21st day of June, 1889,
and dosited in the office of the Secretary of the Com
monwlth of Virginia, on June 24, 1889.
Patron-J. ALLEN WATTS.
Reforrod t? Committoo on General Laws.
1. Be enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia,
That Cence H. Clark, Peyton L Terry, Henry S. Trout,
FrederiJ- Klmball, John H. Dingee, Joseph I. Doran, and
Joseph Martin, and their associates, and such other per?
sons aae now, or may hereafter be, associate:! with them,
be, andey are hereby, constituted a body corporate by
the na! and style of the Roanoke Gas and Water
2. T said company shall have the power and authority
to supi light and water to the public in the city of Roa?
noke, linoke county, Virginia, and to such persons, part
nenhicr corporations residing or doing business therein,
and advent thereto, as may desire the same, at such prices
as ma;e agreed upon.
Andr that purpose the said company may manufac?
ture iminating gas; may provide, purchase, erect and
maint'. all works necessary to manufacture or produce
lighi any way; to secure water and to introduce and
supplighc and water into the city of Roanoke and its
neighrhood; may provide,' purchase, and erect and main?
tain lidlngs, plants, reservoirs, cisterns, pipes and con
dultt?,id other devices, for the reception, conveyance and
distrition of light and water; may acquire, lay out and
impio Unds In the vicinity of their maiu works, and may
disposer .he same in Lts or otherwise; and may borrow
monevlssie l:s bonds and secure the same, and its other
obligaom by deeds of trust or mortgage upon the prop?
erty, flfhtj privileges and franchises of the said company;
may amie, Vy purchase or otherwise, the capital stock
of otbe 3011t sock companies, and hold and vote the same.
3. lie uinnum capital stock of s .id company shall be
five hmdrd tousand dollars, with the power to increase
the sime tctw million dollars, divided Into shares of one
hundred dola; each.
4. The sddompany may hold real estate not to exceed
at aiy one in one thousand acres, for the purposes of
the aid coupiy, and may improve and dispose of the
same as thebrd of directors may determine.
5. The placat which the principal office of the said
comjany Is tot kept and its chief business conducted is
the city of Rcoke, Roanoke county, Virginia.
6. The ofiis of the company shall be a board of not
less than fivelrectors, aud such other officers as the
board of direcs may appoint,
7. The offis who are at present acting as such, under
and by virtue the charter heretotore gl inted to the said
company by tjudge of he corporation court for the city
of Roanoke, \jiuia, shall continue as such officers until
their succes3care dulv qualified in accoriaic?. with the
by-laws of salompany.
8. The chsr of incorporation granted to the Incorpo?
rates herelnlre named nythe judge of the coiporation
court at the Ji term of said court, eighteen hundred and
eighty-nine, a which charter ,vas lodged In the offi:e of
the secretary the commonwealth at Richmond, Vir?
ginia, on Juuie twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and
eighty-nine, I ail of the rights, privileges, franchises
and propertyiuired under and by virtue of said charter,
and alfo undmd by virtue of any contract or c mtracts,
or any ordine or ordinances of the city of Roanoke or
otherwise, a?reby made valid and confirmed, and the
same are her vested in the corporation created by this
act, which iiclared to be the successor to the rights,
privi'eges aifanchises of the said corporation chartered
9. The sa:ompany is also hereby authorized and em?
powered to aire, by condemnation proceedings, lauds or
springs, or cr sources of water supply needed for the
purposes of 1 company, in cases where the said company
and those eied to said laud or springs, or other sources
of water sot, cannot agree upon the terms of purchase.
And whereat shall be necassary for the said company
to condemmperty, it shall proceed in accordance with
section ten id red and seventy four, and the following
sections of iCode of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven,
before the ft of the county or corporation in which said
land, or th<eater part thereof, or where such springs or
other sourof water supply may be situated, and the pro?
ceedings s[, in all respects, conform to the provisions
of the Codi reference to the condemnation of land for
the benefitcompanies incorporated for works of internal
12. All es due or to become due to the commonwealth
bv this corny schall be paid in lawful money of the
United Sti and net in coupons.
13. Thit shall be in force from its passage.
"The hill was slnfrcred as I would otTcr The (ioo Coo organ know.- that th<;*e char-cs
the bill ot any coent. K constituent has aro raise, or that. Allen Watts is a liar. It dare
the right to hav? bill offered whether his riot make them boldly, hat endeavors to injure an
member will ?ui>|? or not, as he may have opponent by Insinuating that these thln-s are
others In the body re or a different opinion . true ?Hoarokc Kvenlog World,
who wonld pass Itm "?J. Allen Wait* In j
WOMEN TEMPERANCE WORKERS
Twenty-second Convention oi
the National W. C. T. U.
At Italtlmora Yesterday?Hiss Francea
Willurd Called the Convention to
Order and Delivered Her Animal Ad
drese?What the Temperance Leaven
Is Doins In the World?What the Re?
form Forces Demand.
Baltimoue, Md., Oct. 18.?Baltimore
Is honored by the presence within her
borders of 50(1 earnest and culturoi
women from all over tho world, who
began tbU morning tho twenty-second
annual convention of the National
Christian Temporanco Union. The first
step of the convention was the morning
prayor mooting, conducted by Miss
Elizabeth W. Uroenwood, national
evangelistic Superintendent. Tho dele?
gates took seats by Siate9. Standards
had been raised with placards denoting
tho position of the various States. Tho
stage was festooned with evergroonu
At 10 o'clock Miss Frances Willarl
called the convention to order and the
voicosof delegates and many of thoapoc
tators joined In singing "America." At
the c jncluBion of the roll call tho
minutes of tho executive committee
were read and committees appointed.
Mies Wiilard then advanced to tho
front of the plattorm and in a clear,
loud voice read her annual address. She
Baid that the crusade fire is extending
into the common lifo of tho people.
There are fewer mass meetings for
pledge signing, but the mass of the peo?
ple is signing its own pledge on the
bright tablet of Its own free will.
Four time9 a year the Sunday-school
losson explicitly teaches total absti?
nence. The Renoral asjonibly of the
Presbyterian Church has this year de?
clared In favor of non alooholic winofor
Tho bioyclo Is tho most influential
tomp)ranco rotormor of tho time and
milk is tho favorite beverago of those
who ride to win
I The Ca-iadlan parliament this year
declared by an overwhelming majority
In f: vor of prohibition. In South Aus?
tralia and Utah women have boon ad?
mitted to tho full rights of citizens.
Tho action of tho Methodist confer?
ence in voting to nlmil women to tho
gonoral conference is tin largest straw
on tho current of tho timo3.
A union of reform forcr s is contem
plalod. and tho loaders havo agreed to
the following basis which is commended
to the good will of all white ribbon
1. Direct legislation; tho initiative
and roterondum in all nnional, State
and local matters; the imperative man?
date and proportional representation.
2. When any branch of legitimate
business becomes a monopoly that in?
dustry should be taken possession of by
municipality, the State or tho nation.
3. The election of President and Vice
President and of United States Senators
by direct vote of tho people.
4. Equal sulTrago without distinction
5. No tenure of law should be held
without use and occupancy.
?. Prohibition of tho liquor tralll: for
7. a11 money?paper, gold and silver?
should bo issued by tho national Gov?
ernment only and mido legal tender.
S The freo and unlimited coinage of
silver and gold at tho ration of 1(5 to 1.
Tho formation of a department of
politics for tbo purpose of Influencing
every party to hnlp tho homo cause was
urgod. Miss Wiliard advocaiod that
tho Prohibition party should change its
namo to home protection party.
Tho annual rooort of corresponding
secretary, Mrs Katharine L int Stovon
son, of Massachusetts, followed.
Tho annual report of tho treasurer,
Mrs Melon M. Marker, of Illinois, was
The Vice-President at Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga , Oct. is.?Vlco-Prosi
dent Adlai Stevenson, accompanied by
his w:fo and daughter and Miss Swing,
reached hero this morning at 7::t0 and
wont directly to the Klmball, wlioro a
suite of rooms had been rosorved for
thorn. Mr. Stevenson will remain In
the city throe days aud will loavo Mon?
day, tho day bnforo tho arrival of tho
President. ElTorts are bjing made to
induce, him to remain over as one of the
guests ot honor during President's day,
but b? announces than important busi?
ness engagomenis will prevent him do?
Opposed to a Dog Tax.
Columuia, S C , Oct. 18 ? In tho con?
stitutional convention to-day an amend?
ment was adopted to tbo article on
taxation providing for the Imposition of
a graduated tax on incomes. The pro
positi n to impose a per capita tax on
dogs caused moro discussion than any
othor question of the day. Senator
Tillman wanted to tax every dog SI,
the proceeds to go to the public schools,
but tho convention refused to adopt
this or any other amendment having
the taxation of dogs in viow.
Old and Prominent Citizen Dead,
ClIARLOTTBSVILLR, Va., Oct. 18.?
Thomas Wood, ono of tho oldest and
most prominent citizens of Charlottes
villo, died this morning, lie was born
In Albemarlo county, Va , in 1S10,
(rraduated in law from the University of
Virginia when twenty yearn of ago and
was the oldest alumnus of that Institu?
tion. He represented tbo county in tho
loaislaturo several years and was mayor
of Charlottosvlllo three terms.
A Baodsoiut . If i ? les
Mount Washington, v.j . <>ct. 18 ?
Miss Nellie Kasiny -. t\ndsr"i9 atid
highly cultured yo'ing lady, -i >eara
old, committed suicide last night by
hangUtr. She placed a ropo over tho
limb of a treo, got on a chair, and,
placing tho noose over her head, kicked
tho chair from under her. Unrecipro?
cated allectlon was tho cause.
TIIK EPISCOPAL CONTENTION.
Proceedings of the Tito Houses Yester
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 18 ?This
was St. Luke's Day, and Holy Com?
munion was colobrated at Gethesmano
Church before the two houses of the
triennal Eplicopal convention began
their sessions by Bishop Whltnhead, ol
Pittsburg; Rov. W. W. Battershall. of
Albany, and Bishop McKlm. of Tokio
In the house of deputies Dean H< ff
man presented the report of the ccm
mittee upon consecration of the bish?
ops, recommending that the house con?
cur in the nomination of Peter Rowe, of
Sault See. Marie to be bishop of Alaska,
lie reported that there was some slight
Irregularity in tbe message announcing
the nomination of Rav. J. M. Franco to
bo bishop of Kiita, Japan, and no re?
port could yot be made on it.
The house ef bishops voted to recall
tbo message to tho deputies announcing
the creation of tho missionary jurisiic
tion of Kiota, Japan, for the purpose of
inserting the words. "Tho houso of
The bishops wore not prompt enough,
however, for the deputies voted tj re?
turn the messago on thi ground that
they had no evidence that such a mis?
sionary juriidiction had been legally
erected. Tho special order of the day,
tho Swodlsb orders, was indefinitely
THE BUSINESS SITUATION.
Trndo Conditions Favorable in the Sooth
New York, Oct. IS.?Bradstreot's
to-morrow will say. Thoro is Iobs
push to tho general commercial move?
ment this week, indicated as much by
reports from Eastern jobbers and
others, whose travelers have returned
from trips West and Northwest. There
are of course notowortby exceptions,
Baltimore morcbants finding relatively
more satisfactory trade. This is largely
duo to tho remarkably fivorabl.? candi
tlons at the Soutb. In general tho
volumo of business appears slightly
smaller this week, but with a wide?
spread, although somewhat irregular
Throughout tbe West thoro aro favor
ablo trade conditions, except north of
Missouri and Kansas, whoro thoro is no
chango from tbe provious moderate vol?
umo, or where recont weather con?
ditions have checked trading somowhat.
At tbn Northwest the "hold your
wheat" sentiment is Rproading, but thus
far does not appear to have had much
olle-ct. Exoorts of whoat from both
coasts of tho I'nlted States this wook
(Hour included as who.it.) amount to
2,40'.),000 bush-Ms ngalns1; 2.24 1 000
bushels last wook, and as compared with
3,193,000 bushels in tho corresponding
wook a year ago, 2,709,000 bushels two
years ago, and witb Ii,270,000 bushels in
tho woek of 1302.
A Good Man (Soea Wrong.
Memphis, Tonn., Oct. 18.?A. K.
Ward, secretary, treasurer and manager
of tbo Memphis Barrol nnd Heading
Company, has disappeared, leaving out?
standing forged pap ts to the oxtont.
it is said, of S300.000. of which 837,000
is hold In Now York, SI 1,000 in Chicago,
and various small acc Hints by local
banks. Among his victims aro S C.
Toof. W. A. Williamson, John L. Well
ford and W. P Taylor. Ward loft here
with his wlfo on tho south-bound Illi?
nois Central tra'.n Tuesday afternoon,
and it is thought ho took passage for
Honduras on the stoamor Break water,
which left Now Orleans yesterday.
Southern Eroight Assoelatlou OrRtml/.ml.
New York, Oct. 13 ?The convention
of Southern railway and steamship
agents, wbich has been going on at the
Waldorf slnco Tuesday, has finally re?
sult (I in an agrooinont botwoon thoso
lines which were members of tho old
Southern Railway and Sioamship Asso?
ciation and soveral other important
lit-.es that wore not members, and as a
conscijuenco tbo Southern States
F.-eight Association was organised to?
day by tho olection of Col. S. H. Hatnos,
formerly tho vlco-proBident of tho Plant
system, as commissioner. Tho associa?
tion contract takes effect on October 21,
To ICace lu South Carolina.
Danville Va , Oct. IS.?A special
from Reidsvllle, N. C, to tho Register:
Mr .lames T. Wray, secretary of the
Buckingham County Pair Association,
received to-day a telegram from tbe
owners ot tho celebrated pacing horses
.John Ii. Gentry and Joe Patcben, in
woicb a contract was closed for tbom to
race a', the f.al* hero on tho mile track
of tho association Thursday, October
31, for a pursoof ?1,509. This will un
donbtedly bo the greatest racing ovont
over seen in any Southern Staio except
Mora Gets a Snag Hum.
Washington, Oct. 18.?Assistant Sen
retary Ubl to day bandod to Crammodd
& Kennedy, counsel for Antonio Maximo
Mora, a draft on tbe sub-treasury at
New York for 8594 809 76 in full settle?
ment of Mr. Mora's claim against the
government of Spain for the confiscation
of his Cuban ostates Mr. Kennedy gavo
his personal receipt for the draft. It is
expected that within a week or two the
remainder of the claims, under assign?
ment, will bo adjusted and paid.
The Frederick Monument Unveiled.
WoBirrii-SuRoSAUR, Oct. 18.?The
Emperor and Kmpross of Gormany, ac?
companied by tho ex-P.mpress Fred?
erick and other membors of the im?
perial family, as well as many repre?
sentatives of the different royal families
of tho omplro, participated to-day in
tho cerotnonios attendant upon the un?
veiling of the Emperor Fredorick monu
menton tho batilo?old of Woerth.
Mrs. Kull'uer Dead.
Lexington Va , Oct 18?Mrs. Har?
riot' A Rutfnor, wife of William El.
RiifTner, LL I) , the eminent geoiopis.,
divie.- ritt t educator and Virginia's tirst
superli.'t'i.Jon; of public instruction,
died hero to-day a: an advanced ago
from a stroko o! paralysis.
Tin: United States Government ro
ports show Royal Baking Poxdor su
perlcr to all otntra.
THE VENEZUELAN DISPUTE.
It Has Assumed a Very Grave
The Ilrltlsh Secretary of State For tho
Colonies Haa Taken a H?nd la the Af
falrs;of Guiana. Adjoining Venezuela,
and Haa Advised the Further Arriving;
of British Troops on the Frontier.
London, Oct. 18.?The St. James Ga?
zette this afternoon makes Bomo highly
important and sensational statements
regarding Venezuela, which seem to
Bhow that the dispute between that re
publio and Great Urltain has assumed a
very grave aspect. It says that since
tho Right Uon. Joseph Chamberlain as?
sumed office as secretary of state for
the colonies ho has paid clcse personal
attention to the quostion of the rela?
tions between Great Britain and Vene?
zuela and that ho has taken the initia?
tory in directing in part the adminis?
tration of the affairs of the British col?
ony of Guiana, adjoining Venezuela.
Mr. Chamberlain's hand, it appears,
has beon felt in the local executive
council, and the St. James Gazette adds:
"Wo are now able to give the tenor of a
romarkablo dispatch in which Is out?
lined tho imperial policy toward the
colonies. The document is of much im?
portance, inasmuch as it was followed
by cabled Instructions from Mr. Cham?
berlain to tho governor of British
Guiana, Sir Charles Cameron LeeB.K. 0.
M. G., to obtain without delay a vote
for the provision of two Maxim guns,
one of which is to be stationed at Uruan
or olsowhero along the frontier whore
tho Venezuelans may attempt to cross.
"Tho moro fact that Mr. Chamberlain
cabled instructions for tho defense of the
frontier in this manner la positive proof
that tho imperial government will not
tolerate a repetition of the Uruan Inci?
dent and that It intends to hold tho
frontlor within tho Schomburgh Una by
forco if neoessary.
"In this dispatch Mr. Chamberlain
advocates, especially, fostering gold
mining, and urges the cutting of a road
from tho U pper Baslma rlvor to the
Cnytna, pointing out its importance
from a military point of view, as it
would onablo tho government to keep
more closoly in touch with the frontier
and ropol attempts at Venczuol&n
aggrosslon, adding that, in view of the
possibility and rapid expansion of gold
mining, it will bo necessary to provide
adequately for the protection of the
northwest district, and recommending
an Increaso in tho number of military
I and police, as well as the erection of
I barracks on tho frontier."
a DISASTROUS KIBE.
Ilnnlncas Portion of Itlanohester, Ohio,
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 18.?The Com?
mercial Gazette's special from Blan
choster. Ohio, says: At 1:30 o'clock:
this afternoon firo started in Uurke'a
livery stable, on Broadway, and never
stopped until 7 o'clock this evening,
when it had wiped out the whole busi?
ness portion of tho town, five squaros,
bounded by Center, Short, Grove and
Broad way streots and tho Baltimore and
Ohio Southwestern railroad.
A high wind prevailed and spread the
flames. The result was tho total de?
struction of thlrty-Bevpn business
houses and thoir contents, twelvo dwol
lngs and contents, two churches, two
secret lodges and tho postotllco. How
the tire started hai not been explalued.
Tho total loss iB about ?200,000.
Mayor Guild Returns to Nashville,
Washington, Oot. IS ?The entlro
party of Mayor Guild returned imme?
diately to Nashville upon receiving
news that William Outld, son of tho
mayor, was accidentally shot ani killed
in that city yesterday. It has now buen
arranged that the gunboat Nashville
will Iii? christened to-morrow by Miss
Emma Thompson, of Nashville, who
will come direct to Newport News with
a party of Tennes?oeans and that Con?
gressman Washington will reprosont
the mayor of Nashville in tho ceremon?
ies attending tho launch.
Rol> Ridley Hanged.
Pbtkusuuko, Va., Oot. is ?A spooial
to tho Index-Apooal from Waverly, Va ,
says: Robert Ridley, colored, was
hanged at Sussex courthouse to-day for
tho murder of Wm Willlam3 last De?
cember. Ho confessed tho crimo on tho
scilTold and said tho murder was an un?
provoked one Iii?* death ensued In
oieven minutes after tho drop was
Fifty Person? Druwneil.
Alexandria, Oo-. is ?A ferry boat
having sixty passengers uu board col?
lided to-day near Cairo with a steamer
which was at anchor. The ferry boat cap
si z >.t and fifty of those on board of tier,
mostly workmen, worodrowoed.
FirHt Regular Cabinet Mooting.
Washington. Oc; 18 ?All the mom
bors of the Cabinet wo-" p-esent to day
at the first regular Cabinet me tirg
since last May. The session tatted
about two and a half hours.
Factory P.ices and Easy Payments.