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VOL. XVIII. NO.
Clevelands
Did the Trick!
Out of $1)8 worth of prizes and a
representation of nine different
makes of Bicycles the little Cleve
laud Rnccr won i?47.25 worth, or
nearly 50 per cent.
IlLOOl? WIS.L TELL.
ROANOKE CYCLE CO,, Agts.
IS Salem Avenue S. W.
? There Are |
I Other Malt Extracts,
J -But no malt has reached the
<?-sale or gained such a. strong
O-hold on the public favor as
J -Sterilized Malt. Our sitles last
2-year amounted to over 1,800
q-bottles, and bid fair to go be
?yonti these figures the coining
?year. As a tonic for general
- debility, convalescence, riurs
?ing mothers and insomnia it
?has ho equal.
? GET THE GENUINE. 15c
?a bottle; $1.00 per dozen.
I MASSIE'S PHARMACY,
? Sole Agents. <
$
i
The Month of
Weddings and Roses.
? I have just received an en
?tirely new selection of the
? finest designs in STERLING
?SILVER and CUT CLASS.
?and will continue to receive
?from time to time during the
?month the latest designs,
?suitable for Wedding Pres
? snts, of Gotham and Whit
? ing sterling Silver and Dor
?(linger Cut Class.
? These goods will be sold at
? the lowest possible prices.
EDWARDS. GREEN
M i n ii I net ii i in n .Jewclor,
6 SALEM AVE.
Store
ioses at 7 p. in. except Sat
burdays and paydays.
Spaldlng Racer, Model No. 724
The "Spaldlng Hater" that Carper rode
in the races last Saturday was more
highly complimented than any wheel on
the track, This wheel was not received
until late Thursday evening before the
races, and it won THREE PRIZES, more
than some who had been [on the track
for months training.
The "Spaldlng Racer" only weighs 19
pounds with racing tires, and 21 pounds
with road tires, and not 21 pounds, as
some of our neighbors reported.
The "Spaldlng" can't be beat. It is
the most graceful wheel on the market.
Prices *7.-? and $100.
The Fishburri Co.,
-AGENTS
t 0 Campbell Ave. W.
The Celebrated MEHL in PIANO.
J. E. ROGERS & CO.,
DEALERS,
So. I 1 N. .loll.1 sou St.
4:5
ROA
SALVATION
FOR SINNERS.
All Who Truly Repent Will be
Saved.
ELOQUENT ?ERMON AT THE BAP?
TIST TENT MEETING LAST NIGHT
BY REV. THOMAS J. SHIPMAN,
PASTOR OF TRE FIRST BAPTIST
CHURCH?HIS TEXT WAS EXCEPT
YE REPENT YE SHALL ALL
LIKEWISE PERISH?DR. BROUGH?
TON WILL PREACH TO NIGHT.
The congregation at the Bapptlst tent
meeting last night was a veiy large one,
every seat being occupied and deep inter?
est manifested. The services began with
an eloquent prayer by Rev Win. Luns
ford, tvhile the singing of the choir was a
beautiful and interesting feature of the ex?
ercises. The closing prayer, also a very
eloqueut appeal, was offered by Rev. Mr.
Bulla, pastor of Grace Methodist Church,
anil the benediction was pronounced by
Rev. Ur. Broughton.
The sermon of the evening was preach?
ed by Rev. T. J. Shipman, pastor of the
First Bapist Church, who ddivered an
able and argunieiiative discourse upon
repentance, taking as his text a verse
from the 5th chapter of Luke: "Except
ye repent ye shall all likowise perish."
The speaker gave a full definition of
the word "Repentance," going back to
? the original Creek from which it was de?
rived, which meant, lie said, "a change of
mind, the forsaking of one thing and tak?
ing up another." This to the Christian
was forsaking sin and accepting Christ.
He then drew a vivid picture of the con?
sequences of not repenting, and urged
upon his hearers the imnortance of for?
saking their sins and accepting Christ.
The great and benellcient results of re?
pentance were eloquently portrayed. All
who truly repented, the speaker said,
would be accepted by On ist, while those
who neg'ected his proffers of mercy would
be lost; for without repentance noue could
be saved. He answered the question, was
one sinner greater than another, by quot?
ing the text, "Except ye repent ye shall
all likewise perish." There wore no ills
Unctions in. this case, he said, the great
ami the small sinner would perish alike,
unless they repented. There was no
question as to the size of the sin.
In closing ho referred tothe uncertainty
of life, and urged h's hearers tr> repent
now or they might be eternally too fate
He alluded to the explosion on the Nor?
folk and Western railroad Monday night,
when two men were hurled into eternity
without a moment's warning, and gave
other forcible illustrations of the uncer?
tainty of life, and the importance of seek?
ing the Savior while he could he found.
There was,he said, no nineteenth century
religion, as that contrasted with that of
other ages. Christ was the same yester?
day, to day and to-morrow, always full
of compassion for et ring mortals and al?
ways ready to forgive all who repented of
their sins and accepted Him.
That the sermon made a deep impres?
sion upon all who heard it was evidenced
by the marked attentiou paid to the
speaker by his auditors, and when the
meeting closed it was plain that the work
on hand was progressing well towards the
most irratifying results.
The services to night will begin at. 8
o'clock, and the sermon of the evening
will he preached by Dr. Broughton,pastor
of Calvary Baptist Church.
TERRIBLE COLLISION.
A Young Society Woman of Atlanta is
Severely Hurt.
Atlanta, Ga., June 1.?Miss Anna
Hunter, a young society woman of this
city, while out bicycling last night with
Mr. Leon Evans, her.escort, on the White?
hall rrad,was severely injured in collision
with Charles T?te, a colored bicyclist.
She is not expected to survive her inju?
ries. T?te was killed by the collision.
As Miss Hunter and Mr.* Evans were
riding along they saw another rider com?
ing toward them. They pulled to the
right, expecting the person approaching
to do the same.
When near the couple Tale suddenly
turned to the left and came in collision
with Miss Hunter. Both were thrown to
the ground with violence and lay in the
road unconscious. T?te was taken to the
frrady Hospital, where it wa? found that
he had Sustained a fracture of the base of
the brain, and his death speedily resulted.
' Miss Hunter was taken to the home of
her father, who is general cashier of the
Southern railroad. She remains uncon?
scious.
THE VACa-NT BISHOPRIC.
Several Ministers Already Mentioned as
Successor to Bishop Newton.
Richmond, Va., June 1.?It is not
known whether Bishop Whittle will call
a meeting of the diocesan council for the
purpose of selecting a successor to the
Into coadjutor. Bishop Newtcn. It is prob?
able that the bishop will not consider this
matter seriously for a week or more. He
can, it he chooses, call another blihop
from a distance to act as his assistant, or
he may ask Rt. Rev. C. C. Peniek, ol St.
Mark s Church, but late of Baltimore, to
act in that oapneity. Among those
spoken of for bishop coadjutor are the
Rev. Dr. McKim, of Washington; Rev.
Mr Lloyd, of Norfolk, and Rev. Mr. Kin
salving, of Brooklyn. It is said in Epis?
copal Church circles that the new bishop
is very apt to be*a Virginian?Is certain
to bo a Southern man.
Rev. Dr. John K."Mason, formerly of
Fredericksburg, but who recently re?
signed the 'rectorship of St. James'
Church, Richmond, to accept, a call to
Lexington, Ky., is more prominently
named for the appointment than any
other clergyman. The diocesan council
will not meet In regular session for a
year.
Lawn Swings at Yost-Huff Co,
NOKE, VA., WEDS
THE SESSION ENDED.
Brilliant Closing of Virginia Col?
lege Last Night,
Last night witnessed the closing exer?
cises o' Virginia College 'for the cession
of 1890-7. The session just closed has
been a remarkable one in many respects
in the anna's of the school; ..for, whilst
many schools of similar character ha\o
lost in patronnee, Virginia College, de?
spite the money stringency, has steadily
increased in numbers, and the long list
of names from this and other States is
more eloquent than words of its growing
popularity in the South. Its founder,
that nestor of educators, Dr. Win. A.
Harris, laid its foundations on lines broad
and liberal, and when, upon his death,
tho presidency devolved upon his daugh?
ter, Miss Mattie A. Harris, the school
found iu her a successor worthy to carry
to successful completion the policy al?
ready inaugurated, and to-day Roauoke
can boast of a school in her midst, for the
education of her daughters, second to
none In the South. One test of tho thor?
oughness of the school is the comparative
small number of diplomas awarded,
though the enrollment numbers 175. The
healthfulness, too, of its location is evi-.
denced by the fact that throughout the
year, though the school was so large,
there has been no serious case of sickness.
All thuse facts point to a successful
session next fall, and already many rooms
have been engaged ty those who will re?
turn.
The exercises last night were of an ex?
ceedingly pleasant character, the delivery
of certificates and diplomas being inter
spersed with vocal und Instrumental
music. The overture, ''Sakuutala," ar?
ranged for three pianos, was an exotic of
oriental gargcousness that brought out
the cultivation of the graduates, Misses
Rust, Persinger, Carr, Jones, Rail and
Stewart.
Not less brillant, but of an entirely op?
posite character, was the "Triumphal
Mrrch from Aiila," by Verdi,Us wild and
barbaric chords ringing cut like a tocsin
of war tinder the linge.rs of the Misses
Johnson, Almand, Stewart, Warren,
Bass, Knobeloch, Robinson and DeLacy.
The piano solo of Miss Mary Middleton,
"Au den Fr?hling." by Grieg, under her
deft fingers told a story of green mead?
ows, rippling brooks and June skies,^a
pastoral lyric that was changed in an in?
stant to mournful winds and November
skies by the second part, the Mazurka
in G of Saint Saens.
The vocal selections were equally as
irood, the duet, "Heralds of Ppriug," by
Misses Stewart and Persinger, blending
into sweetest harmony. "Shoujd he Up?
braid," a vocal selection by Miss Ruth Al
maud, was well rendered and showed a
voice of good compass, clear and full.
The sweet, symptbetic voice of Miss Mae
Stormfeltz, vibrating with soul and pa?
thos iu the "Old Garden," won for her a
well deserved encore. All of Mrs. Silver
thorn's work is characterized by that
most delightful of all vocal essentials,
clear enunciation, and her pupils reflect
credit on her training A diploma from
either Mrs. Silverthorn or Prof. Hennln
ges is intended to mean something, and
to that end tho students are trained to
approach the ideal, or as nearly as possi?
ble.
In the absence of Hon. W. G. Brantley,
of Georgia,who was to have delivered the
address to the graduates, but who owing
to sickness could not be present, Prof.
Davidson, of the college, in an appropr5
ate and graceful speech awarded the di?
plomas. Misses Theodocia Kasterling, of
Georgia; Zoin Newman, ot Louisiana, aud
Ruth Almand, of Georgia, were the three
honor students of the college.these young
ladies receiving speeiaUdiplomas for hav?
ing gained a greater number of school di?
plomas than any other ladies in the col?
lege
In Thursday morning's Times will be
found a full list of undergraduates and
pupils receiving diplomas [in separate
schools.
GEN. RODRIGUEZ DEAD.
Spaniards Capture Documents Showing
That the Leader Died May 18.
Havana, June 1.?The Bourbon regi?
ment of cavalry, tinder the command cf
Colonel Perol.it is officially reported, has
engaged, pursued and dispersed at No
vedad, Province of Havana, a force of in?
surgents believed to have been command
c'1 by Gen. Alberto Rodriguez. The
enemy left eleven men killed, and in ad?
dition the insurgents are believed to have
suffered heavy loss in killed and wounded ;
who were carried away. Documents
which fell into the bands of the Spaniards
upon this occasion show that Gen Al?
berto Rdrigucz died on May is.
It is officially announced that during
skirmishes which have taken place be
tween the Spanish troops and the insur?
gents within the last ten days the latter
left 827 men killed, the troops captured
ten prisoners and 18(> firearms and 52
armed insurgents'surrendered. Among
the insurgentokilled, it is further stated,
were one colonel, two lieutenant-colonels
and seven officers of minor rank.
The Hpauish forces during these en?
gagements, the official report continues,
lost two officers and twenty-five soldiers
killed and had six officers and 112 soldiers
wounded.
Captain-General Weyler has arrived at
Sancti Spiritus, Province of Santa Clara.
AS TO MUNICIPAL LOANS.
Harrisburg, Pn., Juno 1.?The Penn?
sylvania supreme court to day handed
down an important opinion, deciding that
the proposed loan of $8,000.000, >n'' $3,
000,0110 by the city of Philadelphia for i
municipal purposes are not authorized by i
the. eighth section of the constitution, and
that the indebtedness by tlx' municipality
beyond per cent, of'tho assessed valua?
tion, except by a vote of the peoplc.is not
legal.
Pine"Bonbons ami Chocolat -
'n 1, I, ~. :i and 5 lb. boxes at
factory prices.
pi Onlers by mo.il will be
promptly filled.
Massie's Pharn.ftcy, Sole AgU.
Don't fail to see the. "New Tiger'' Bi?
cycle at tho Yost-Had Co., Ltd.
FES DAY, JUNE 2,
STATE HAS
NO MONOPOLY.
Judge SimontOiVs Decision on the
Dispensary Law.
AN INTERFERENCE WITH COM?
MERCE?IN THE VANDERCOOK
CASK HE FINDS THAT OUTSIDE
CITIZENS HAVE TRE RIGHT TO
BRING LIQUORS INTO THE STATE
IN ORIGINAL PACKAGES FOR
PERSONAL USE?LOOKS LIKE
DOWNFALL OF DISPENSARY.
Charleston, S. C, June 1. ?In the
United Status circuit court this morning
Judge Stmonton handed down his decis?
ion in what is widely known as tho Van
dercopk ease, a case which involved the
validity of many provisions of the South
Carolina dispensary law. The decision
created a sensation when it was learned
that the court had declared certain pro?
visions of the law in 0Onfllct"with the in?
terstate commerce regulations of Con?
gress, and that consequently it might re?
sult in the total downfall of the South
Carolina monopoly ot the whiskey busi?
ness within her borders
In a syllabus prefixed to the full text
of the decision, Judge Simontou suys:
"Any State may, in the exercise of its
police power, declare that the manufac?
ture, sale, barter, and exchange, or the
use as a beverage of alcoholic liquors are
public evils, and having thus declared,
can forbid such manufacture, sale, barter
and exchange or use within her territory.
"Hut when such State recogui/.cs and
approves the manufacture, sale, barter
and exchange and use of as a beverage of
alcoholic liquor*, and tho State itself en?
courages the manufacture, engages in the
sale of, and provides for the consumption
of alcoholic liquors as a beverage, and so
precludes the idea that such manufac?
ture, sale, barter, exchange or use are
injurious to the public welfare, it is not
a lawful exercise of police power to for?
bid the importation of such liquors or
their sale in orgiual packages for per?
sonal use and consumption.
"Such prohibition under such circum?
stances is in conliict with the laws of in?
terstate and foreign commerce. The dis?
pensary act of lS'.Hi as amended by the act
of 1807, inasmuch as they approve the
purchase and manufacture ot aleohllc
liquors for the State and provide for the
sale of such alcoholic liquors as beverage,
in aid of the finances of the State, in so
far as they forbid tho Importation of al?
coholic liquors in original packaues for
such use in this State, are in conliict with
the laws of interstate and foreign com?
merce, and are therefore to that extent
void."
The court, then goes into a lengthy dis
mission of facts and the law of tho case.
Judge Simonton's summary of the facts
before him is as follows:
"This is a bill in equity, filed by com?
plainant^ corporation of theState of Cali?
fornia against S. W. Vance, who Is State
commlsioner under the dispensary law,
and W. N. Hahr and others, who are Stale
constables, appointed to put this law into
execution. The bill alleges that the com
plainantl'is an owner of vineyards in the
State of California, and that it is manu?
factured from grapes of Bitch vinynrds,
well known pure wines, brandies, and
other liquors, particularly clarets, rhine
wine, burgundies and champagne. That j
by its traveling agent the complainant took
ortlers from certain citizens and residents
of the State of South Carolina to deliver
to each of them certain orginal packages
of'wines, etc.,"products of its vineyards,
IIlied said orders, and shipped from San
Fraucisco, in California, to Charleston,
S. C, by rail, a carload of its products
containing seventy-three separate original
packages for each of its said customers,
all marked with its name and addicss in
California, adopting this mode of ship?
ping by carload in order to obtain a, large
reduction in freight."
Tho judge reviews at great length the
laws of the case, and concludes his decis?
ion as follows: "It is manifest, therefore,
tl at the same conclusion must, be reached
with regard to the dispensary act of 1897, |
which was reached by the supreme court
of the United States as to the act of 1805,
that it is not within the scope and opera?
tion of the Wilson net. This being the
ease, the law laid down in Lcisy vs. liar
din controls this case, ami the attempt to
forbid the.importation and sale of spirit
uns liquors in original packages must
fail.
"The decision of the supreme court of
the United States must control all cir?
cuit courts. By this decision it is clear
that so long as theState itself engages in
t'ne business of importing and selling
alcoholic liquors'for the purpose of profit,
the USB of alcoholic liquors as a beverage
is lawful and can be encouraged. So long
as It seeks a monopoly In supplying
these liquors for that use, and in this
way looks to an increase of her revenue,
she cannot, under her constitutional ob?
ligations to the other States of this
I'niou, forbid control, hinder, and burden
commerce in such articles between their
citizens and her own.
ODD FELLOWS' EXCURSION.
An excursion will bo given from this
city to Norfolk on Wednesday, June '.' I 1,
by the Odd Fellows of Hoartoke. l ive
round trip is only $*1.50. Reduced i il ? -
secured at the best boarding houses na?l
notels. The Odd Fellows of Norfolk Are
doing everything to make our iiii> peas?
ant. The lowest rates ever mndo have
been, secured from Norfolk to tints
of interest. A committee of ladies will
'.ook after those who have no p ort. Let
every Odd Fellow work to n\.,ke this ex
\ nirsion a success. The pr'jcei Is will be
devoted to beautifying anr lot i" Falv
view Cemetery.
, C. W< 0, WOOLWINE,
Chairman,
DAUNTLESS ESCAPED.
Fired on by the Marblehead, but
Got Away.
Jacksonville, Fla., June 1.?There is
great excitement here over the report
that the Dauntless has made tier escape
from United States cruiser Marblehead.
This happened last night, though Lthe re?
port was sent out that site had been cap?
tured.
The story is that she managed to get
into some shonl water and, crossing be?
tween some keys, she dodged the cruiser
and went to sen, escaping after getting
thirty miles nhead of the cruispr. The
Marblehead fired several shots at her, but
could not stop her.
Miami, Fla., June 1.?Bix'men of the
crew of the steamer Biscayue are tinder
arrest here, charged with having trans?
ferred a cargo of arms, ammunition and
men to the Dauntless yesterday morning.
x\oeording to an eye-witness the expe?
dition was transferred successfully ^and
consisted of seveml hundred thousand
rounds of ammunition and 100 men.
AMERICAN PHYSICIAN'S.
Gatherings in Connection With the Med?
ical Association's Meeting.
Philadelphia, June 1.?The annual
meeting of the American Medical Colleges
began at the Hotel Walton to-day with
an address by the president, Dr. J. M.
Bodine, of Louisville. .Ky. Following
the address were reports by committees
on courses of study mid codilicatiou of
constitution and by-laws.
The object of the association is the cre?
ation of a high standard for admission to
all the medical colleges ot the couutry,
and it aims to counteract the influence of
the institutions that give a diploma with?
out proper study.
At about the same hour the American
Academy of Medicine began Its twenty
second annual meeting in the Conti?
nental Hotel. These were the first socie?
ties to bold meetings clustering about the
convention of the Amorlc tu Medical As?
sociation, which will begiu to morrow.
The fouitb annual meeting of the
American Medical Publishers1 Associa?
tion was held at the Hotel Hanover.
President L. B. Edwards, of Richmond,
Va., presided. A number of papers were
read by members from this city and from
Virginia, Ohio, Missouri, Michigan, Ore?
gon and other States.
The seventh annual meeting of the
National Confederation of State Medical
Examining -ind Licensing Boards was
held at the Hotel Walton.
THE DAUNTLESS CAPTURED.
Fouud OIT Palm Beach and Taken to Key
West.
Jacksonville, Fla., June 1. ? Dispatches
rrom Miami, on the lower east coast, re?
port the seizure of the steamer Biscayne,
charged with filibustering by a deputy
collector of customs. The Dauntless,
which left Savannah two weeKs ago, os?
tensibly on a towing trip, and which has
since reported to have landed two cargoes
in Cuba, is a1 so reported to have been
captured by the cruiser Marblehead,
wbiid) put out from Key West.
The capture occurred'ofi* Palm Bench,
and the steamer will be taken to Key
West ami placed in custody. The Blscanye
is said to have transferred a cargo of
arms and ammunition to the Dauntless,
a cargo having been sent down the Flor?
ida East ('oast railway |to Fort Lauder
dale on Saturday. Nothing was found
on the Biscayne.
TO BUY HOLLAND'S BOAT.
Washington, June 1.- Senator Faulk?
ner this afternoon introduced a bill in the
Senate authorizing the Government to
purchase the submarine boat being built
by Mr. Holland at 'Elizabethport, 'N. .1.,
and appropriating $100,000 for that pur
pr.se.
ALTGELD ON A BIKE.
Chicago, June 1.? John P. Altgeld, the
ex governor, electrified the ^people along
the Boulevard yesterday afternoon by
m?kln" his debut on a bicyclo Ho has
been for several weeks undergoing the
Kneipp j:ure for threatened loeomoter
ataxia.
HELD WITHOUT BAIL.
Chicago. Juno 1.?Adolph L. Luetgcrt,
the wealthy sausage maker, who is
charged witb'murdering bis wife, was
held without bail this afternoon by Jus?
tice Kematen. 'The attorneys made able
arguments for the release of the prisoner,
but the judge held, that a good pr I ma
facia ease has been made out.
INI)EFINITE AllMISTICE.
London. June 1.?It is reported here
that an indefinite extension"of the armis?
tice between Turkey and Greece bad been
agreed upon, but the report lacks confir?
mation.
WHOLE FAMILY KILLED.
Centrallia. ill., .Inno 1.?L W. Rob?
erts, wife and two children were today
struck by an Illinois Central passenger
train and all were Instantly,killed.
Special inducements offered in Harness
at the Yost-Huff Co., Ltd.
Valuable qoupons in each packago of
"My Sweetheart" Cigarettes. Save them
and get a prize.
UALITY~A PROOF OF
QUALITY.
Twenty-live, years of
steadily increasing busi?
ness proves the worth of
Shoes. At the start we
gave muri' quality than
others eared to do for the
money. Each week we have striven to
improve. To d:?v the condensed experi?
ence of all these years goes into each pair
of shoes we .ill. Today hundreds of
people are "tramping upon our reputa
tion," and thousands of thrifty "com
fort loving" poople stand in our great,
"trado nulling" shoe--.
The greatest value we ever offered In
all these years is our Tan Hals at >".|.!>S.
This is saying a HEAP, but it's rv fart.
See it. Don't take our say so.
ROANOKE silt)'..; CO.,
.JA? Spot Cash Money Sa\eis.
PRICE 3 CENTS
A MARINE
JISASTER.
The Steamship Mississippi Nar?
rowly Escapes Destruction.
SHE WAS IN COLLISION WITH THE
DANISH STEAMSHIP HEKLA IN
MID-OCEAN LAST THURSDAY
AND CAME VERY NEAR GOING
TO THE BOTTOM ^OF THE BEA?
NO LIVES WERE^LOST, BUT THE
VESSEL WAS VERY BADLY DAM?
AGED.
New York, Juno 1.?The Atlantic
Transport Line steamship Mississippi nr
rived at this port today .bearing every
sign of a terrible.'collisiou.
Her captain reports that while in mid
ocean last fhurfday ;his vessel came in
colllelon rvir.h the Dau'sh steamer Heckln
Ivb ich sailed from New York on .May '2'2
for Christiana.
A dense fog prevailed at the time of tho
collision and the utmost confusion en?
sued,as every indication pointed to the be?
lief that the Mississippi would sink.
The Mississippi sailed '.from London on
May 20 with a general cargo and six
cabin passengers. Her oort quarters were
stove in, jails bent and twisted out of all
Bhape and her afterdeck 'was smashed to
kindling wood.
No lives were lost during the'colllsiou,
aud it is not known how badly the Ilekla
was injured, as she at once proceeded on
her voyage.
ROBERTS WILL GET IT.
Washington, June 1.?The nomination
of Ellis II. Roberts to be assistant treas?
urer of the Unlted'States at New York,
was made out at tho White House to-day
and will be sent to tho [Senate to-morrow
afternoon.
ON ANOTHER JAUNT.
Washington, June 1.-?Tho Presidential
party aud members of the diplomatic
corps will leave here to-morrow morning
at S o'clock for Piladelphia to be present
at the opening of tho .National Commer?
cial Museum.
FAILURE OF BROKERS.
New York, June 1.?Grlswold & GIL
lett, bankers and brokers, with offices at
ISO Broadway, made an assignment to-day
for the benefit of their creditors aud
named Wm. F. Tufts as assignee. They
aro listed ou the exchange as the Direc?
tory Investment Company. The company
gained prominence in the Street for effect?
ing the combination cf the Herring, Hall
aud Marvin Safe Companies. Tha firm
was rated .with assets of $'200,000.
SEA RLES ACQUITTED!
Washington June 1.? Secretary
dearies, of the American Sugar Refining
Company, was to day acquitted of tho
charge of contempt in refusing to answer
questions relative to tho sugar trust.
? SUICIDED IX HIS CELL.
Washington, June I.?C. C. Mason,
who was arrested here last night for
drunkenness and loeKed up at the station
house, commltted^suiclde in his coll dur?
ing tho night by cutting his wrist with a
razor.
FOR A POPULAR VOTE.
Washington, Juno 1.?Senator Pettl
grew this afternoon introduced a bi'l to
submit to a popular vote the question of
freo coinage of silver at a ratio ot 10 to 1.
The bill also carries a section providing
for the election of President, Vice-Presi?
dent and Senators by tho direct vote of
the people.
FLAT TOP WINS.
Pocahontas, Vn., June 1.?The cases
against Superintendent Lang and Bald?
win's detect'ves for contempt 'or court in
removing the tracks "of the Drowning
mines were decided to-day by Judge Jack?
son at Peurisburg. All tho cases >vero
dismissed and the Flat Top Coal Com?
pany will retain possession of the right
of way. This will keep the Browuing
mine closed for an indefinite time.
S The superiority of Cleveland
lfit& Bicycles was fully demonstrated
nr. Saturday's races. Nine differ?
ent makes ol bicycles were rep?
resented, and yet the Cleveland
)/ \l won .10 per cent, of the prizes.
// \\* ROANOKE CYCLE ^O.,
/> <ii Agents.
THIS WKATlIBit.
Forecast for Virginia: Fair; ?.irmsi;
northerly winds, becoming 8o?|h*aststiy.
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