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VOL. XVIII. NO.
* FOR THE
? NEXT FEW
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The Month of June
The Month of
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The Cruiser New York Suddenly
Sails From Boston.
HER COMMANDER GIVEN SEALED
ORDERS?THE CRUISER MAY BE
BOUND FOR CUBA?FULLY PRO?
VISIONED AND COALED THE
WARSHIP WEIGHED ANCHOR
WHILE A. FURIOUS GALE WAS
BLOWING AND STEAMED OUT
OF THE HARBOR?MAY BE AF?
Boston, Mass.,'June 11.?The United
Statvs cruiser New York, the flagslilp of
the North Atlantic squadron, with Rear
Admiral Montgomery Sicard on hoard,
steamed out of the harbor at 5 o'clock
this afternoon, not a soul on hoard know?
ing to what port she is hound, for it will
only be when the big white cruiser is
well outside of Boston Light, with her
pilot over the side, that the sealed orders
from Washington will be opened and
her destination ascertained. It is gener?
ally believed, however, thnt when she
reaches Capo Cod. she will turn her nose
to the southward, and that her twin
screws will not stop until she is some?
where in the Immediate neighborhood of
Cuba; for when she started she was fully
prov'sloned and coaled, and could, if nec?
essary, go so far as Gibraltar or Rio Ja?
neiro without laying in more supplies.
The New York arrived here on May 2(5
to participate in the ceremonies attend?
ing the unveiing of the Shaw monument.
The battleship Massachusetts came with
the f agship, while the battleship Texas
had arrived same days previously. The
Texas left a! few days ago, but the other
two ships have been swinging at their
moorings of! the navy yard until to-day.
That Rear Admiral Sicard !must have
had some.inkling of an important cruise
seems probable from the fact that for the
past few days th<? entire crew ol the Now
York have been hard at work getting tho
ship ready for sea, while her coal hunkers
have been filled to overflowing.
It was supposed, however, that the
cruiser would run around to New York
or perhaps Hampton Roads, nnd a local
pilot was notified that the ship would
probably proceed to sea in a day or two,
and thnt his services would *bo required.
Early this morning ?omethlng more
than the usual activity was noticed on
board, and soon the excitement extended
to the navy yard. It was seen that all the
steam launches were being hoisted aboard
and secured as if for a lon? voyage, while
extra precautions appeared to be taken to
make everything snug.
At noon an officer came ashore and no?
tified the pilot to report on board at once,
and shortly after II o'clock it became
known that sealed orders had been re?
ceived from the Navy Department by Ad?
miral Sicard. Shortly^ fter 4 o'cleok the
guns of the cruiser boomed a parting sa?
lute to Commodore How'son, of the navy
yard. The anchor was weighed, 'and the
cruiser swung around In the stream, and
started out *o sea, although a furious
gale was blowing.
Washington, June 11. ? The Navy De
pnitment officials were singularly re?
served about the movements of the New
York, and showed a reluctance to answer
any questions. Secretary 'Long in an?
swer to a d'rect Interrogation, replied.
"The New York is not going to Cuba; she
will next be heard from at some point on
the Atlantic coast well north cf Cuba."
Tho secretary refused *o answer "further,
standing on the short reply above given.
The chief of tho navigation bureau,who
usually is always ready to tell where a
ship is hound, refused to say one word as
to *he destination of the New York. It
was learned, however, that tho cruiser is
expected to report *at Hampton Roads,
Va., and that she will be at sea about
two days. It Is surmised that the Navy
Department, which has been charged of
late with the whole of the duty of looking
after filibusters afloat, has "been advised
of the Intention of some formidable expe?
dition hound tor Cuba to put out from
some Northern port, possibly out of Del?
aware Bay; or perhaps there is to be a
repetition of the Horsa expedition, nnd
some steamer is to take on arms for the
Cubans off one of the deserted sand :
beaches of Jersey or Delaware. In such |
case the department 'would send out a
smaller cruiser usually.hut it is said that
at this time It was a case of the choice of
the vessel able to get under way first.
SOAKED HIS HEAD.
Oxford, Conn.., June 11.?Charles
Lum, a wealthy retired farmer near here,
aged 80 ypars, committed suicide tD-day
by holdiug tils head in a barrel of water.
No cause known for tne tct.
> The Ideal Spring Tonic.
15c bottle. $1.50 dozen.
GILROY'S CONDITION FAVORABLE
Norfolk, Juue 11.?Jack Gllroy, Nor?
folk's crack pitcher, who underwent an
operation [for appendicitis at St. Vin?
cent's Hospital yesterday, is reported to?
day as restiuor easily. The chances for
recovery are in his favor.
TWO STRIKES DECLARED OFF.
Pittsburg, "lunoj 11.?The strike at
Jones & 4jaughlin's was declared oil by
the strikers' committee to-day.
Paterson. N. .1., June 11.?The trouble
in the William Strange silk mill at this
place carte to an end"t..-day with a com?
promise. About two hundred broad silk
weavers have been on a strike for two
weeks for an increase of wages.
Breakfast 25 cents; dinner, 25 cents;
supper, 25 cents. Meal tickets, $4. J.
J. Catogul's restaurant
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PASSED "THE SENATE.
The Sugar Schedule, as Amended,
Adopted by a Close Vote.
^Washington, Juno 11.?Tho sugar
schedule in the tariff bill,as amended and
offered by Mr. Allison, was carried in the
Senate late this afternoon by a vote of 32
TwA of the silver Senators, Stewart, of I
Nevada, and Jones, and McEnery.of Lou?
isiana, a Democrat, voted with the Re?
publicans. All the other affirmative
votes were Republicans, who voted sol?
APPOMATTOX ;FOR TYLER.
Resolutions Instructing for Him for
Apponiattox, Va., June 11.?At a mnss
meeting .of Democrats at Apponiattox
Court House to-day delegates to the State
conveutiou were elected. A strong reso?
lution was adopted instructing the dele?
gates for J. Iloge Tyler for governor, and
Judge William H. Mann, for attorney
The delegates are: Joe Burton, Hon. S.
C. Stratton, John W. Davidson, S. Ii.
Ferguson, F. W. McKinuey, ny. H.
Llgon, J. B. Abbitt, S. J. Lee.
Hon. H. D. Flood was elected delegate
at large, and Col. R. B. Poore, alternate
SHERMAN PRAISES LEE.
Says That He is a Man of Great Grit?
President McKinley:s Plans.
Richmond, June 11.?A special this
evening from Hot Springs, where Presi?
dent .McKlnley's party was stopping,
"I had a"long talk w|th Secretary of
State Sherman. He was naturally reti?
cent, but be spoke in high praise of Gen.
Fit/.hugli Lee, and said ;ho was a man of
"The secretary said General Lee was
ready to come home at any time, but in?
timated that he would be requested not
I to give up the consul-generalship In the
near future. It seems to be pretty well
understood that ox Congressman Frank
Aldrich, of Chicago, has been promised
General Lee's place, but that the Presi?
dent did not encourage that gentleman
to think the appointment would be made
this summer. Aldrich is a close partisan
of Reed and desires to succeed General
"Presl?ent McKinley told the corre?
spondent that he thought Congress would
adjourn not later than the loth of July.
He and Mrs. McKinley would not leave
the White House for the summer, he
said, until after the adjournment. They
have not decided where they would spend
the.healed term. (
"After visiting Utah, for which the
President has accepted an ollicinl 'invita?
tion, Mr. and Mrs. McKinley expect to
settle down quietly '.for tho remninder of
the summer somewheie on the Eastern
shore of Virginia.
A PHYSICIAN WAYLAID.
Tied His Hands and ?'Beut Him Into In?
Culpeper, Va.,".Tune 11 ?Dr. W. A.
Smith, of Hay wood, Madison county, was
waylaid last night within two miles of
his home by three masked men. who
robbed him and when ho resisted, tied
his hands and heat him ;so unmercifully
that it is probable he will dio.
Dr. Smith was returning home from
Culpeper. where ho bad been to attend to
some baukiug business and It is thought
bad a large sum of money with him. Dr.
Smith i? a practicing physician and a
man of wealth and ono of Madison's most
worthy and beloved eigens...
Public sentiment is intensely wrought
up over the shameful affair, and if caught
the criminals will have to be closely
j guarded or^Virginla will have another
! It is said that Dr. Smith identified one
1 of his assailants ?
big Failure in trenton.
Trenton, n. J., June 11.?Hard times
are made responsible for the failure of
one of Trenton's oldest business bouses.
The sheriff has taken charge of the estab?
lishment ol Dunuit Baker, shoe aud rub?
ber goods jobbers, who began business In
1846, aud were supposed to bo doing an
extensive and profitable trnde.
HATS 1n' abujjdaxce Kor. Tili:
hot Summer days.
Every style axi>
shape worth it.vvixo.
From 25c up.
GILKESON & TAYLOR.
We manufacture our own buggies and
sell direct to the user. Our prices ranae
from $40 to $100. Virginia Carriage Ca
Silver Senators Going to China,
Japan and India.
SENATORS CANNON. MANTLE,
PETTIGREW AND EX-SEN A TOR
DUBOIS WILL SAIL NEXT MONTH
OR IN 'AUGUST IN SEARCH OF
FACTS WHICH MAY BE lOF SER?
VICE TO THE CAUSE OF FREE
SILVER COINAGE ? ANXIOUS
ABOUT THE FARMER.
Washinirton, June 11.?The defeat of
Senntor Ciiunon'a amendment to the
tariff bill providing for an export bounty
upon agricultural products was not a
disappointment to its author because he
had anticipated exactly this result. The
amendment was, in fact, merely the first
step in the campaign of the silver Repub?
licans, and was used as a basis for argu?
ment against tho rcirular Republican
party. The silver Republican* of tho
Kennte believe it will bo very effective.
The second 'step in the preliminary
campaign work was taken to*day In the
appointment, by the provisional commit?
tee of the silver Republican organization,
of commissioners to investigate the com?
petition of the silver using countries
with American agricultural products in
the leading markets of the world.
The commissioners appointed are Sena?
tors Cannon, Mantle, Pettigrow, and ex
Seuator Dubols. '.They will leave as early
as possible for China, Japan and India to
make investigations in those countries.
Regarding the purposes and plans of the
commissioners Senator Cannon said to?
?'The appointment of commissioners
from the silver Republican ranks by the
national provisional committee on the
party to visit the Orient and to examine
iu*o aud report upon the industrial and
financial conditions there prevailing is
directly in liue with the assertion mane
constantly by the bimetal1 ic speakers aud
writers of this country concerning the
threat of invasion of our industrial aud
agricultural markets by the low-paid la?
bor products ot China, Japan and India.
The jouruey has long, been i nder consid?
eration by members of the silver Repub?
"We hold that at the present rate of
progress in ten years China and ?lapau
will have so utterly demoralized the
world's market prices 'on all Industrial
and agricultural products7sent out from
these countries that the American farmer
and manufacturer in those particular
lines will have been ruined past any re?
demption possible within this generation.
It is in the hope of being nble to submit
facts and; deductions which shall he of
help in the conductor an aggressive cam?
paign before the American people that
the commissioners were appointed, and
that we shall make the journey.
I "We shall go first to Victoria, thence
to Yokohonia and thence to China. We
expect to go 2,000 miles inland in the
Chiuese empire. It ir? probable that com?
munications will be sent by some one of
our number descriptive of conditions as
they appear to our eyes. Upon our re
turn we expect to submit our findings in
such form as will expedite tho Issue as to
whether Internaticnal bimetallism can be
secured or not.
"If international bimetallism cannot
be. secured we believe that the situation
of the world will justify immediate inde?
pendent action by the United States un?
der the doctrine of self-preservation as
the llrst law of a nation. Personally, we
have resolved if we go to take with aa no
predeterminations, and to remove so far
as possible from our minds all prejudice
and preconceptions, bo that we may be?
come fully informed in detail as to the
status of Oriental countries and tho char?
acter of the threat against our civiliza?
"The'adjournment of Congress will
necessarily govern our movement. 'We
had hoped to sail in July and may yet do
so if Conuress shall adjourn early enough
to permit of our taking ship next month.
But if the session shall last any consider?
able time after July 1 it will not bo pos
?ibltt for us to sail until August 2. Tho
time of our return cannot be decided."
SUMMER WEARING APPAREL
of all kind can be found at R. SCHIL?
LER'?, tbo (Jloth'er, Furnisher ami Hat?
ter, such as serge 3oats In round aud
Mmare cut, $2.70 and up; sateen and
alpacas coats and \ost, forty cents and
up: thin underwear in balbrlggan. fancy
random and fancy tuck shirts and draw?
ers, twenty-three cents ami up, at 28 Sa?
Strawbeiry Ice Cream made of fresh
strawberries at J. J. Catognl's.
THE GAIN CONTINUES.
Dun's Review of Trade Holds Out
. New York, June Ml.?Dim's Review of
Trade to-morrow will say;
The Kalo in business continues, though
not without fluctuation, and is at the
best but moderat?, though it is distinct
in its tone throughout the costutry.
The number of hands employed', the
volume of new orders and the amount of
work done show a steady increase. 'Pros?
pects for good crops of wheat and cotton
help the situntion somewhat. There i? a
growing demand from dealers whoM
stock have been depleted by tho policy of
non-buying during the lon? depression,
and these orders are all helping to relievo
the depressed condition of tne wholesale
In tho money and exchange marketsthe
largo buying of American securities-on
foreign orders has had a stimulating
effect. The outgo of gold "only menus
that a price is paid sufficient to cover loss
There is a slackened call for commer?
cial loans this week, but there are evi?
dences that preparations have been made
by many manufacturers to carry extraor?
dinary stocks of raw materials against
future operations. 1
Money coming hither from the "West,
even as late as June 10, with great crops
near at hand, indicates a healthy condi?
tion in that region. 1 ndications'of the
volume of business can bo clearly seen in
the clearing house exchanges for the past
week, which exceed those of the same
week last year by 8.7 per cent.
Wheat looks well now. The best trade
authority estimates the coming crop at
515,000,000 bush-Is, anil "there are many
,State and^railroad returns to back the
Neither cotton nor woolen mills enn
expect other than waiting business with
changes impt tiding in those schedules of
the tariff bill, but the demand is steady,
though moderate, with prices unchanged.
The boot and shoo industries have
taken lurye orders, with prices averaging
slightly lower. Leather remains un?
changed in price, with hides at au ad?
Prica's of iron In Chicago have ad
vauced. Failure of the wire rod trust
has caused lialls to yield live cents In
The dull season approaches for most
wholesale trades, but a safe indication
for tho future is sought in ^tbo retail dis?
Failures for tho week were 202. against
210 last year.
COURT OF APPEALS.
Many Roanoke Cases Before "the Court
Wytheville, Va., Juue 11.?(Special.)?
In the court of appeals to-day the case of
Evans Bros. vs. the Roanoke Savings
Bank was argued and submitted.
The cases of the Masonic Temple Asso?
ciation vs. Hanks, Smith vs. Smith and
Packard, trustee, etc., and Glsh's execu?
tor vs. Neal, Featherstono & Co., were
submitted on briefs.
Tho cases of Keatherstone anil wife vs.
Eastern Building and Loan Association,
and McCarthy vs. Southern Home Build- '
ing and Loan Association were dismissed
The case of Gravatt et. al. vs. the East?
ern Building and^Loan Association was
The^ease of Slothower vs. the Oak
Ridge Land Company was argued and
In the case of Buford et. als. vs. the
North Roanoke Land aud Investment
Company et. als. there was a motion
made to dismiss for failure to execute a
bond tin time, and the court took the
matter under ad vi cement.
All of the above cases were from tho
corporation court of Roanoke city.
FOR A COURT-MARTIAL.
Washington. June 11.?Prof. Fnnciulll,
the director of the Marine 'Band, was ou
trla1 here to day before a court-martial,
which convened at the'marine barracks.
The charge is refusing to play music on
Decoration Day as directed by his supe?
SUED FOR DIVOKCE.
St. Louis, June 11.?Mrs. Walter S.
Marder, wife of the general manager of
the Central type foundry, llled a suit for
divorce to-day on statutory grounds.
Both moved in society, which Is much In?
terested in tho case.
ADMITTED TO BAIL.
South Bend, Ind., Juno 11.? James
Mullaney, the Luke Shore railroad de?
tective, who shot and killed Policeman
Christen sen, was to-dav released ou bail
A FRUITLESS TRIP.
Chicago, June 11.?The interstate com?
merce commission, who have b<?en here
investigating Into the Union Stock Yard
Company's affairs, left for the East to?
day without accomplishing anything.
They failed to get important witnesses.
The first over sent by the Nikola Tesla
method, and from two very different
spheres. The one from "Mi. Mars," for a
pair of those Tau Calf Bals at $1.08 aud
another from "Mrs. Venus" for a pair of
those $1 Oxfords, both directed to the
headquarters of "Shoedoin," the Roanoke
Shoe Company. These orders were both
duly accepted and could lie filled to the
letter?but the facilities for transporta?
tion are wanting. Tho firm awaits ship?
ping directions. In the meantime this
"up to date" lirm stands ready to fit any
foot upon this mundane spheie at rock
bottom prices. Better get in and get
fitted before they b?gln active business
with these aerial climes, where McKinley
prosperity, tariff and reciprocity cut n
figure. Never a better time than now,
while thev overload a dollar with value.
Even tho Saturday night meeting don't
make them forget the children ami they
offer the nicest child's shoe ever seen for
50 cents per pair. THE ROANOKE
SHOE COMPANY always do business.
Bread,Rolls.Cinnamon Buus, hot every
evening. J. J. Catogni.
PRICE 3 CENTS
Does the Bill Give More Than Ap?
pears on the Surface?
CRITICISM OF SCHEDULE?DEMO?
CRATS MAINTAIN THAT THE
RATES ARK TOO FAVORABLE*
SENATORS JONES A3fD VEST* AP?
PEAR TO> BE. WELL FORTnTSED>
WITH FACTS AND THIS CHARGES
THEY WILL, MAKE WILL PUT
~ REPUBLICANS* ON THI& . DEFEN?
Washington, Juno 11.?The S??ate yes
terday plunged into a- discussion of the
sugar schedule, and; the fiercest* opposi?
tion to the measure which the D'wnocrats
?can, make will now be rnanifestech There
is no hope on the Democratic aide of
changing, a single line oC the schedule, as
it has been agreed 00,011 by the Republi?
can caucus, tint they will not permit a
vow until satisfied the 'country 'vnder
staud? thoroughly the-ewact character of
the legislation proposer!)
In tliein speeches to day Senators Jones
and. Vest) made some assertions regarding
the manufacture of suganan'' the benefit
the trust will derive from the pending
schedule that show the profits to the trust
to be even greater than many Democrats
There is so littleknown.generally about
the mann biet are of sugar: and the basis
upon which its value and' strength are
estimated.that all assertions which are
made the subject of controversy are taken
with some grains/of allowance by the
public. Senator Caffery admitted this
afternoon, that while ho- represents- a
sugar-prod ucing St ate,a ml. has been in?
terested In the production of sugar al?
most all his life, he dees not: understand
the intricacies of the po'arlscoplc test and
the different standards which are enu?
merated in the bill.
The Republicans take advantage of this
general ignorance of tin* subject, and will,
probably content themselves with a'
sweeping denial of the statements made
by Senators Jones and Vest. Wnile this
course may in a measure relieve the
odium there cau be no doubt the inves?
tigations of these two Democratic Sena?
tors have opeued a new liue of inquiry,
and have thrown more light) upon the
subject than, all previous e Hosts have.
Senators Vest and Jones ;seem to go to
the very basis of the whole contention,
the actual process of refining,, for their
Information concerning the- probable
effects ot the proposed schedul?. Seuator
Jones has just supplied himself with
samples of the vnrious grades of refined,
sugar to show the injustice of tho '.classi?
fication made by the peuding bill, nud
has thoroughly informed himselt regard
ing the methods and cost of refining.
As a result there was to day a presenta?
tion of facts and figures which, if uot re?
futed, will phice the Republicans in the
position of having prepared a schemo of
legislation, according to their own state?
ments, the effect of which they have cal?
Without giving to the discussion a par?
tisan character, they have forced the Re?
publicans Into a position where they
must either acknowledge the intent to
give the trust all it will receive under
tho proposed blll.'or admit thetr igno?
rance of tho subject with which they are
dealing. The latter admission would
probably be the easier were It not for the
fact it might necessitate a'further revis?
ion of rates. It is, therefore, probable a
general and sweeping denial of the Dem?
ocratic contention will he made, but the
resultsof the. Democratic investigation,
susceptible as they are of analysis ami
substantiation by facts, may eventually
reveal the real character of the schedule.
TO TAX INHERITANCES.
Washington,June 11.?The Democratic
Senators to-day agreed to offer an amend?
ment to the tariff bill embracing a tax ou
ON A REQUISITION.
Alexandria, Va., Juno 11.-?Dodge, the
forger, under arrest here, was removed to
Baltimore to clay on7a requisition issued
by the governor of Maryland.
The largest meal in the city for 25
cents. A complete white force employed
nt the Gilt [Edge Dining Ro run. Come
early and avoid a rush, 10;? Campbell
avenue s. w.
Forecast for Virginia: Fi.lr; warmer:
variable wind?, becoming Houtheily.
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