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I PITMAN & EVANS.
VOL. XVII. UNO. 1
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Forocast for Virginia: Bain
in cnrly mornlnt; clear daring
day; variable winds.
-v: bother you buy ft wheel or
-not, we will furnish instrue
-tcr uiul Bicycle and give you
-lessons absolutely I REE OF
-charyo. Let us know if you
-wish to take lessons.
Roanoke Cycle Co
!;i E.L.Pli pp o. Ma V
X KKDl'CTIOST IN I"BICK
I Sterilized Malt Extract
? To I 5c bottle; $1.75 doz
One thousand eight hundred and
sixty bottles sold last year. It is
an ideal Spring Touic, and especi?
ally indicated in convalescence,
general debility and insomnia. Non?
- We are pleased to announce
-that we have secureil the ex
-cIiis'.nc agency for Waterman's
-celebrated Fountain Pens for
-the city. There are none better
-and very few that can compare
-favorably with them. Prices
-ranging from $2 to
Successors to Thompsou-Prico Co.
"a thousand dollars would not j
buy a better bicycle than the Col- T
umbia?nor 'just as good'?because ?
noue so good is made."
$|00 TO ALL ALIKE,
1ia.RTFORBS arc next ^
west, $75, $<i<>,$3<>, S45.
Catalogue free if you call.
* EDWARD S.GREEN ,
9 Manufacturing .Jeweler, 9
i 6 SALEM AVE. i
LAST WEEK WE SOLD
SIX ORGANS 1
WE HAVE OTHERS.
Also Largest Stock of
GljlTARS JMliSIC, &c
Prices and Terms the Lowest.
Roanoke Music Co.,
C. T. JENNINGS, Manager.
"SEI'IA i; Ii A V II KES,"
Made Only t?y
213 South Jefferson Street, Over Postoftice.
The Celebrated M EH LIN PIANO.
J. E. ROGERS & CO.,
Xo. US. Jellcraon St.
Pittsburg Boys Gome to the End of
Their Practice Work.
ROANOKE WILL PART WITH RE?
GRET WITH THE GENTLEMANLY
BALL TOSSERB OF THE SMOKY
CITY-ELY DENIES THAT HE IS
TO ABANDON BASEBALL 'AS A
GAME PLAYED YESTERDAY.
Yesterday wns the lnst day the Pirates
will be in Roanoke,they leaving to-day at ?
1:110 for their borne In Pittsburg, where
they will play an exhibition game at the
Exposition Park on Saturday between the
'Rregulars and the Monopolen.
The club will leave here at 1:80 this af?
ternoon, arriving at Shenandoah at 8:35
this evening. There they will he met by
a special car aud taken into Pittslmrg
over the Baltimore and Ohio, arriving in
Pittsburg at 0:80 Saturday morninu.
There was a little game of four innings
between the Regtdars and the Monopoles
yesterday evening and the Regulars sus?
tained their first defeat of the season, the
score standing four to three in favor of
There was a telegram in yesterday's
Philadelphia Press from Pittslmrg stat?
ing that'Fred Ely, the great short stop,
had written a letter to his father-iu-law
in which h^ stated that this would be bis
last season playing baseball and that he
might stop before the season closed. Ely
was seen last night in reference to the
matter and emphatically denied the re?
port, saying that he could not account
for it, as he had written no simh letter as
reported. It is not his intention to stop
playing until his wing gives out. and,
judging from the dexterous way he ban
dies it, one would bf safe in predicting a
good many years of baseball lor him yet..
A irood many of the town boys were ijp
to Hoi-el Iloannke last night to see the
boys and tell them what they expected
from them this season.
Frank Killen says he is goiug to even
the game off of the Regulars in Pittsburg
on Saturday and is not goiug to allow
them to make a hit after he goes in the
Everybody is sorry to see the Pirntes
leave. While here they have conducted
themselves in such n gontlemanly and
friendly manner that they have made
many friends, who will take great pleas?
ure in looting for them this summer.
The Alleghany club will go to Blacks
burg Saturday to play the Virginia Poly?
technic Institute te \m and Accorsini says
they propose to wipe them off the earth.
Withers and Ballent.yue will pitch for the
It is proposed to organize during the
I coming week n team compose'' of office
boys, to bo known as the "Ink Slingers."
What the club will do in the matter of
playing ball is yet a matter of conjecture.
St. Clnir Bros.' Yellow Kid team will
cross bats with the Norfolk and Western
juniors at an early dato aud h very inter?
esting game is promised. The Yellow
Kids are in training now.
FROM $100 TOdj!200 FOR 10 MINUTES
OF YOUR TIME
Can bo earned by saving agent's com?
mission by calling on C. .lellison, special
agent of the Kimball Company, Chicago,
at 2011 South Jefferson street. When the
Kimball Company attempt to do a thing
they do it and will sell on easy terms fifty
of thrir "World's Fair Premium Pianos"
at factory coat?with freight added?on
easy terms of payment, it desired. They
offer the opportunity to save enough
money in the purchase of a piano to edu?
cate a whole family in music. They will
not even "bore" you to buy, as Mr. Jelli
son can sell his pianos at prices asked
without it. They are here for you as good
as can be built, and without profit. First
on the ground gets choice of shipment
SAVED FROM THE GALLOWS.
Lynchburg, Va., April 8.?In the cor?
poration court the jury in the case of
Sam Vaughn, colored, charged with the
murder last January of Sarah Rice, also
colored, bf hittincr her with a rock, fohnd
a verdict of murder in the second degree,
and fixed his term of sencence at eighteen
years in the penitentiary. The" evidence
against Vaughn was thought to bo con?
clusive of murder in the first degree, and
after the verdict was announced he
thanked the jury for sparing his neck.
^ Hamilton, June 20, 1806.
ML ?^Kxcolsior MfK- Co-> Citi'
?Bn? Gentlemen:?! have used
lHSp^j your Kg^ Preserver for the
J^wtfjg' past two years. I treat the
*fepyjj&??* eggg ja the spring and sum?
mer when they are cheap anil use them
in the fall aud winter when prices are
high I can recommend it as a perfect
Egg Preserver in every way. My guests
cannot tell eggs so treated from fresh laid
i ones. Yours, etc.,
N. A. McLEAN,
Prop. St. Nicholas Hotel.
For sale at Massie's Pharmacy.
"A DISGRACED RAG."
Washington, April 8.?Mr. Mortran re
l sumed his speech on Cuba to day in the
Senate. In the course of his speech the
Senator vehemently asserted that If .the
flag of the United States did not. shelter
the American youth, Owen Melton, it
was a '-disgraced rag."
RADICALS WILL DISCUSS IT.
London. April 8.?The radicals in the
house of commons have decided, to bring
about a debate before Easter recess upon
the question of the policy of the govern?
ment in the East.
THE SPEEDY SHIP EN ROUTE.
Boston, April 8.?The battleship Iowa
sailed from her anchorage below the Bos?
ton Ughthouso this morning for Philadel?
phia. IBhe passed the Highlands at 0:40.
>ANOKE, VA., FKI
Cuban Insurrection Said to be Fast
Losing Its Power.
PRELIMINARY STEPS HAVE AL?
READY BEEN TAKEN FOR THE
APPLICATION OF LOCAL SELF
GOVERNMENT UNDER THE BE?
LIEF THAT THE PACIFICATION
OF THE UNHAPPY ISLAND IS
NEAR AT HAND?GREAT RE?
FORMS EXPECTED OF CONOVAB.
Washington., April 8.?Advices received
from Havana report a far more satisfac?
tory condition of affairs on the island
than has been generally supposed here.
The Havana press, including the most
advanced liberal ^organs, amongst others
the Parts, official organ of the home rule
party, is unanimous in its appreciation
of the complete pacification of the whole
center and western portion of Cuba, and
cites the fact of the increasing production
of sugar in the eastern part as proof that
the insurrection has lost its* power of mo?
lesting tho industrious prodticers of the
country. The increase im the production
of sugar during the first few months is
between 1-1,000 and 15,000 tons, as com?
pared with the corresponding period last
The Diario do la Marina, in an editorial
of the 81st ultimo, quoting from its ?'or
respondent in las Villas, Don Fernando
Gomez, says: "In these four provinces
it is quite possible to-day to carry on
work without any 'extraordinary pecuni?
ary sacrifices and without'any real dan?
ger. In tho district of Cienfuegos the
production of sugar this year will bo
three times that of last year, according
to the Assurances of our correspondent in
las Villas, and it is not rash to prophecy
^hat, more or less, this is ' the same pro?
portion which will obtain throughout the
whole island when the present crop can
be finally compared tvith the precudiuir
The samo journal, under date 30th
ultimo, says: "HaxlraovGomez, who hnd
assured ids partisans Hint during this
winter he would cross *jthe provinces of
Mntnnzns and Havana until be arrived nt
the extreme west of the island, has found
himself iorced to take, refuge in the most
inaccesshble part of the Siguanea; and of
all his plans nothing 'remains to him but
the bitter memory of irremedinblc'failure.
When the Dominican adventurer arrived
In Cuba he asserted that he required two
years to insure the triumph of the rebell?
ion, the first year to begone of organiza?
tion, and the second of destruction of
property and victories. The *two years
have rossed and Instead'of finding him?
self installed as conqueror 'in Havana he
is shut up in a small portion of the island
surrounded by a ditly more discouraged
handful of partisans, amongst whom the
predominating feature is disgust at the
brutal harshness of tho old 'condoltiere.' "
The importance of these 'ndvkes can
scarcely be exaggerated; preliminary
steps have been taken already for the
proper application of the "self govern?
ment" reforms lately decreed and ampli?
fied by *tho Spanish government, and
everything tends to the belief that the
government of Senor Canovns will shortly
have in Its power to be able to apply to
Cuba*the widest and most liberal scheme
of reform which the world has seen dur?
ing the past quarter of a century.
TWENTY PEOPLE MISSING.
Knoxville Had a Million Dollar Fire
Knoxville, April 8.?Fire this morning
destroyed the largest and 'handsomest
business block in the city. The heaviest
loss falls upon Daniel .Briscoe & Co., dry
goods; Sicrechl Bros., wholesale and re
tail furniture; Marble City Hat Company,
A. P. Laier, dry poods.
An explosion of dynamite in Woodruff's
hardware store shattered every window
on Gay street.
A part of the Chattanooga fire depart
ment arrived at 8 o'clock.
The loss is estimated at one million
Of the fifty guests at Hotel Knoxville,
which was destroyed by the fire, twenty
It was impossible, to make any headway
in the work of clearing away the debris
on account of the intense heat.
P. C. Dyer was overcome by the excite?
ment ami dropped dead from a paralytic
J. LEWIS CROZER DEAD.
A Prominent Citizen of Upland and Well
Known in Philadelphia.
Chester, Pa., April 8.?.T. Lewis Crozer,
the senior partner of the firm of J. P.
Crozer Sons, of Upland, died at his home
this morning after an illness of more than
a year. He was GO years of age. His
wife, who was Miss Mary Ann Stotes
bury, of Philadelphia, survives.
During the youngest years of ids life
Mr. Crozer turned aside from the activi?
ties of business to tntce an interest in Up?
land local legislative affnits. Ho was
elected a member of the council soon
after the borough was incorporated, and
served during the years of 1H70 to 1872,
and was re-elected in INTO. He took much
interest in the affairs of young men, and
was much devoted to the Crozer Theolog?
ical Seminary. For many years, up to
the time that he was incapacitated by ill
health, Mr. Crozer was treasurer of tho
institution and managed the finances in
the t>est possible manner. Ho was a large
contributor, it being his custom each year
on graduaticn day during the past few
years to contribute 130,000 as an endow?
Fresh lot of Downey's Chocolates and
Bon Hons just received at J. J. Catogni's.
DAY, APRIE 9, 18
Opened at Wythevilie Yesterday by
REPRESENTATIVE COLORED MEN
FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED
STATES ARE PRESENT?OVER
150 MINISTERS AT THE OPENING
SERVICES YESTERDAY ? THE
BISHOP MAKES A VERY ABLE
Wythcvllle, V?., April 8.?Specinl?
Representative colored men from nil over
the country nre in the city attending the
'Jlst annual session of the Virginia Con?
ference of the African Methodist Episco?
pal Church, which opened this morning
at 0 o'clock with Bishop James A. Handy.
1). 1)., of Baltimore, presiding, and will
continue in session until Monday or Tues?
The conference brings together the
leaders of the colored race in the State,
and a number of visitors are also present.
Perhaps there has never been such a
representative body of colored men as?
sembled in the city r They are men who
have spent their lives in lighting sin and
trying to elevate their race. Each year
they meet at such time and place agreed
upon for the purpose of reporting the re?
sult, of their past year's work, payiug in
their contributions to the general church
work and devising way and means of
extending their, work aud usefulness.
For this purpose they have met and
will be presided over by the sage of the
colored race in the person of Rt. Rev.
James Anderson Handy, 1). D., who was
elected bishop at.^tho general conference
of the connection held at'Philadelphin,
Pa., 18112, and the last general conference
assigned him to th? secoud Episcopal
district, composed Df Maryland, District
ot Columbia, North Carolina and Vir?
ginia, lie iias eutered the district with a
determination to raise the standard of
his race and especially the ministry.
In this work he has the approval of all
the well-thinking people of the country,
who are anxious to see the negro take his
place in this country, and who believe
that this can ouly be done by religious
and moral reforms. The preacher being,
perhaps, the only recognized leaders ol
the race, they must take the flrst step for
right and the "people will doubtless
The conference was called to order I
promptly at 0 o'ciock this 'morning with
over 150 ministers present After an im?
pressive opening service ;the Holy Com?
munion was administered by the bishop,
who was assisted by the presiding elders
and general oflicers 'of the church, who
were Rets. H. B. Parke, D. D., New York
city, secretary ot missions; T. W. Hen?
derson, D. D., Philadelphia, Pa., general
manager of the publication house and
book concern; R. M. Cheeks, D. D., editor
of the Southern Christian Recorder, At?
lanta, Gn.; C. T. Shaffer, M. D., Philadel?
phia, secretary and treasurer Church Ex?
tension; M. M. Moore, 1). D., Washing
ton, D. C, financial secretary.
Bishop Handy delivered a short address
in wnicli he outlined the work for the
conference and told the pastors what he
expected of them in the future, or at least
during the four years that he is to pre?
side over them. He complimented the
ministers on the progress !hey had made
for the advancement of the race, along all
lines. He said that he was glad that the
preachers of his race, with but few excep?
tions, could no longer be accused of
drinking whiskev, and "declared lit there
were any of the exceptions in the Virginia
conference the men would have to get
down aud out. They would not receive
appointment from him. This declaration
was heartily approved by tho members of
the conference, and especially the presid?
Rev. J. Strange, D. D., presiding elder
of the district, delivered an address of
welcome, as did the pastor, Dr. J. C.
Williams. The pastors then prepared to
make thoir reports.
The afternoon session was spent in hear?
ing pastor's reports and at night the an?
nual sermon was preached to a large con?
ALGER ACTS QUICKLY.
Prompt Measuies Taken For Distribution
of Government Relief.
Washington, April 8.?Secretary Alger
acted with promptness and has already
almcst completed the arrangements for
the distribution of the Government relie!
for the flood sufferers.
By the piesent plan six army oflicers
will start for Memphis to-morrow and,
dividing the Mississippi into six sections,
will ascertain the needs of the people.
Another detail of oflicers will follow,
distributing rations in accordance with
the reports of these oflicers, acting in bar
mony with tho local relief committees.
Memphis will be the headquarters for
the purchase of supplies and distribution.
MORGAN STILL SPEAKING.
Washington, April 8.?Mr. Morgan re
siimed his remarks upon the resolutions
granting belligerent rights to Cuba.
The Senate passed the resolution ie
quiring the interstate commerce commis?
sioners to make a statement as to whether
any special counsel had l>een employed and
whether such counsel had been in the
employment of railroads; also whether
any special counsel i* now required by
RIVERA. WILL BE SPARED.
Washington, April 8.? Secretary Slier
mau states that he has assurance tint
General Rivera, the insurgent leader, will
not lie executed, but will be treated as a
prisoner of war General Rivera was
captured after being wounded in a recent
battle, and it was feared for .a time Unit
he would be executed by the Spanish au?
thorities for his participation iu *ho re?
MAJOR PAGE'S VIEWS.
Wants Issue Drawn Closely Be?
tween Silver and Gold.
Richmond, Vo., April 8.?A Petersburg
special to The Times says: Major Mann
Page, president of the National Alliance,
who Is prominently spoken of for Lieu?
tenant-Governor, was in the city to-day,
and was inteviewed by The Times' corre?
spondent on the political Issues "of the
day. Speaking of tho approaching guber?
natorial campaign, Major Page said:
"The active campaign among the peo?
ple of the rural districts baa not yet taken
nny definite shape, as the financial de?
pression seems to be the roAin Question
occupying the minds of the people at the
"From the present Indications Ellyson
forces are quite active and5 organizing,
Friends of Major H?ge Tyler, who are
numerous, seem to bo without organiza?
tion. A great many Democrats with
whom I have talked, recognize the ability
and party services of Mr. Ellyson, espe?
cially in what Is known as tho 'Ring De?
mocracy.' While runny seem to recognize
the past services of Major H?ge Tyler,
they seem to he without organization. Bo
much with refereuce to the Democrats."
Major Page told me that he had been In
receipt of a great many letters from lead?
ing members of tho People's party In
Virginia, their inquiry being as to what
action the People's party should take in
the coming canvass. Some favor party
nominations, while others favor the or
gnnizatlon of tho party with a view to
Ininglng a substantial influence to bear
upon the Democratic party with regard
to securing a different election law or the
Australian ballot pure and simple.
All with whom Major Page had con?
versed or corresponded favor the re-elec?
tion of Major John W. Daniel to tho Uni?
ted States senate, which Major Page re?
garded to be the chief Issue in the comiug
Major Page,in reply to questions asked,
said that he had received letters tnm
both Democrats and members of the Peo?
ple's party in regard to the position of
lieutenant-governor, more especially for
tne office of governor, through corre?
spondence of members of the People's
Major Page stated that he had replied
toall such inquiries that be was not a can?
didate for either position. Nor did he
favor tire placing of three 'tickets in tho
field. He would prefer to have the Issues
clearly drawn between the advocates cf
the single gold standard and those who
supported William J. Bryan on the silver
GEN DEE'S RETURN.
He May Not Leave Havana Until Early
Richmond, Vav, April 8.?Consul Gen?
eral Fitzhugh Lee has written a letter to
a friend here that he will be unable to
leave Cuba April 15, as he expected, and
that he will be delayed in Havana until
tho latter part of May or early in June.
General Leo was forced to decline an
invitation to deliver an address on Cuba
before tho United Confederate Memorial
Society on April 28.
Havana, April 8.?Consul General Lee's
attention having been called to a publish?
ed statement that he had been treated
with incivility 'vhon visiting Mie captain*
general's palace, said that this was an
error, as without exception he had been
received there when he cnlled with all
courtesy. General Leo particularly de?
sires to have any misapprehension on this
Your Easter Suit?
Tins Tau.o?ini; depart?
ment ok ouhs is a wonder
koi. well-fittiko clothes.
Let us nem' you to peel
proud ok yourself on EAS?
ter Sunday. ^
Suits $'20 and it. ^
G1LKESON & TAYLOR.
THE POLITICIANS GUESSING.
Much Interest as to the Appointment of
New York, April 8.?Tho interest of
politicians here "centres on Roosevelt's
successor in the police board. Tho men
to whom the mayor has confided Ids in?
tention to nppoint|*Fire Commissioner
Sheffield in case of a vitcany were sure
that Sheffield would be the new police
commissioner until they learned that, be
wonlil prefer to remain in the fire board.
Mayor Strong said yesterday:
"Mr. Sheffield prefers,to remain where
he is, and I will not nnpoint him to suc?
ceed Mr. Roosevelt. It is pretty early to
talk about appointing a Ore commissioner
yet. No vacancy exists in the police
A HEAVY INSURGENT LOSS.
Madrid. April 8 ?An official dispatch
received here from Manila, capital of the
Philippine islands, announces that tbe
Spanish troops have 'captured San Fran?
cisco and Malabong, where the majority
of the armed insurgents had sought rev.
fugo after a fierce conflict. The insur?
gents, It further stated,were routed with
enormous loss. Seven hundred houses
have been destroyed at Tonvo by a fire
which was accidentally starred.
A CRUSADE STARTED.
New York, April 8.?The collapse of
the E. S. Dean Company has started a
crusade against t he bucket shops in vari?
ous parts of the country. William Rod?
man Hennig, Thomas Gibson and Oliver
Stratton hav-i been indicted by tho grand
jury at Marslialltown, Iowa, for running
bucket shops. The punishment for such
offenses in Iowa is Imprisonment for not
less than lire years n or more than ten
NEW BRIGADIER GENERAL.
Washington, April 8.?The President
to day nominated Col. William Rufus
Shatter, First Infantry, to be a brigadier
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PITMAN & EVANS.
PRICE 3 CENTS
Interstate Commerce Commission
Galls For Information.
IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE RE?
SPONSES WILD SHOW THAT THE
ROADS HAVE BEEN CUTTINGS
RATES ? THERE HAVE BEEN
MA3IY COMPLAINTS OF UNJUST
DISCRIMINATION ? THE NOR?
FOLK AND WESTERN INCLUDED
IN THE CALL.
Washington, April 8-.?The- Interstate
Commerce Commission has notified most
of the roiuta making up the Joint Traffic
Association to forward to the commission
by next Saturday full information about
grain shipments and contracts and agree?
ments in^focce between April 1, 181(0, and.
March 1. 1S97. These roads have' been
complaiued of as discriminating in rates
for grain and grain products from Chi?
cago and other Illinois point* to the At?
lantic seaports at various time*between
January 1 and March 15 last.
The action has created considerable.
agitation ornoag railroad officials, and It
is expected to reveal which roads have -
been cutting rates. The notice calls for
verified copies of all contracts or agree?
ments at any time in force between the
first numtioued dates relating to the ship?
ment, transportation, transfer in transit,
switching, -.or transferring loaded cars
from one line to ancther, loading or un?
loading, storing or warehousing of grain
and grain products, and the passing of
grain througn elevators, and of all con?
tracts relating thereto or leasesTor store
housesor elevators situated'uponpremises .
owned or controlled by the reads, which
have lieen since April 1, 1890, used, or
now used, by other than those roads for
storing or elovating grata. A showing
in detail of the terms and conditions of
contracts, agreements or understandings
not reduced into writing uro also called
The roads thus called upon to answer
charges are: Baltimore and Ohio, Penn?
sylvania, Chesapeake and 'Ohio, the Chi?
cago and Western Indiana, Chicago and
Erio, Erie, Michigan Central, Lako Shore
and Michigan Southern, New York Cen?
tral. Pittsburg, Fort Way no and Chi?
cago, P. C. C. and St. Lo., C. ^ ?nd
St. Louis, Louisville, Njw A.i , ??
Chicago, Louisvillo and Nnshv&S? -
cinnati, Hamilton and Dnyron, Chicago
and Northern Pacific, Chicago Central,
Pittsburg and Western, Baltimore and
Ohio and Chicago, Baltimore and Ohio
Southwestern, Columbus, Hooking Val?
ley and.Toledo, Cincinnati, Portsmouth
and Virginia, NorfoIk"and Western, In?
diana, Illinois and Iowa, Ashland Coal
and Iron and Railway Company. Chicago,
Hammond and Western, Chicago and
Eastern Illinois, Elgin, Joliet and East?
ern, Belt Railway Company of Chicago,
Northern Indiana Railway Company.
Chicago, Lake Shore and Eastern, Indiana
Northern, New York, Chicago and St.
Louis, Wabash, West Shore, and the Lo
FREE LUNCHES RESTORED.
Albany, N. Y? April 8.?Free luuch
counters have "been restored "kby Mr.
Raines, who took them away. Saloon
keepers did not petition for their return,
but the farmers were the principal de
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It is built upon recognized laws
of architecture and therefore truly
artistic in every detail. It is a ?
model of symmetry and grace. B
Call and see it. \W
Robbie fKano $0.