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As to lynch lan, it all depends on the
end of the rope from which one views the
Perhaps the work of landing troops in
Thessaly is but a playful way Abdul Ha?
mid has of getting back upou a peace
Senator Gorin >n's recent management
of the Democrac3 of Maryland appears to
give unwonted trouble to the boltocratic
Mr. Carnegie has exhibited his con?
tempt for the new Government price for
armor plate by giving $30,000 for the
purpose of founding a college at Stirling,
?A Cincinnati man dropped dend when bis
horse won a race. There is no telling
how many Deople would experience eiml
lar fates if all their pool tickets turned
out to be winning oues.
Those Republican Congressmen who
are sorely disappointed over theirTcom
roittee assignments threaten to talk out.
This is more than they dared to do when
Tom Reed was in the chair.
The appointment of negroes to'offlce in
the Southern States will satisfy white
men that if they go into the Republican
party tbey must play second fiddle to the
negroes. Mark Hanna has found out
where the real power of the Republican
party in the South lies and he is going to
keep control of it for future nomination
"You cannot legislate value into a
thing," shouted the orators in the employ
of Wa'l street last fall, as they begged
the people to beware of silver. Congress
has just legislated $40,000,000 into the
value of sugar stock. Illinois recently
legislated $10,000,000 iuto the value of
street railway stocks. Do you see the
Representative Hilbom, of California,
predicts that the discoveries of gold in
the Klondike will force the demonetiza?
tion of gold. Representative Uilborn is
a Repnblican, but he realizes that the
present value of gold is due to legislation
against silver, and that the object of de?
monetizing silver was to appreciate gold.
If that should become too plentiful the
same iulluenco which demonetized silver
would demand the demonetization of
Mr. Walker, owner of Cosmopolitan
magazine, bj a rich man. He will estab?
lish an university upon a plan he sets
forth in the last number ol his monthly.
It tviil open to students on certain con?
ditions without charge. It is a big thing
to get; Rev. Dr. R. K. Andrews, late of
Brown University, the president ol it.
He is strictly first class all around.
The Congressional vacancy caused in
the Fourth Indiana district by thedeathof
Judge Holmau'is to be filled at a special
election next Tuesday. The Republicans
have nominated a Methodist preacher,
the Populists a Christian preacher, and
the Democrats the son of a Baptist
p-eacber. The contest, however, will be
waged along financial rather than relig?
Out of sixteen nominations for both
branches of the legislature only four of
the old members have been renominnteA.
This indicates that should the State go
Democratic, and no one doubts but that,
it will, if this ratio is kept up, a large
majority of our law makers will be new
men, and such being the case it may be
expected to result in some radical
changes so far as the future policy of the
State is concerned.
Through the death of Major R. Taylor
Scott, Virginia loses a statesman and a
lawyer of great ability, the section in
which he lived a respected and Valuable
citizen, his family a kind, Indulgent bus
hand and fattier and the church a consis?
tent member. Major Scott was well
known throughout the State as being a
very able man and one who always filled
public positions conferred on him with
fidelity to the State and to his people.
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When tbe war broke out ho went forth to
battle (or tbe principles of Confederacy
as captain of a company and w as after?
wards promoted to tho rank of major.
He rendered his State invaluable service
as a member of the convention which
framed the constitution under which wo
live. His two terms as attorney general
of the State show him to have been a man
of great ability, and the large following
he had for the nomination for a third
term was a testimonial as to his popular?
ity. Governor O'Perrall will appoint his
successor to fill his unexplred term which
will end on January 1, 1898. R. Carter
Scott,son of the deceased has been men?
tioned as the probable^succssor of his
The Maryland Democrats met In con?
vention and in their platform denounced
the McKinley . gang of incapablea and
stood for both metals as currency. They
said: "The Democracy of. Maryland be?
lieves now, as they always have believed,
In honest money?the gold and silver
money of the constitution?aud the coin?
age of both metals, without discrimina?
tion against either, into standard dollars
of final nay men t and redemption." Plain,
direct, no edging that!
Think of the sugar trust taking over
twelve million dollars a year from the
people. Every man, woman and 'child
who touches sugar will help to contri?
bute the ill-gotten wealth of the Have
meyers and the Searles. And for what is
this privilege granted? Ask the taiuted
United States Senate. Ask the men In
charge of tho corruption funds of the two
old parties which foisted Grover Cleve
and and William McKinley on the voters
of the nation.
THE TELEGRAPH MONOPOLY.
Application was made to the New York
Stock Exchange by the Western Union
Telegraph Company to list $2,000,000
inoie stock, making the total amount
outstanding $97,370,000. This, it was
announced, was to cover property and
plant constructed and acquired during
1803, 1894, 1895 and 18?G. The number
of miles of wire constructed and pur?
chased was 88,238. which, with its ac?
companying poles, is stated to have cost
$3,133,656. This would be a rate of
$30.51 a miic of wire.
The annual report of the company
made in in 1890, showed 820,929 miles of
wire, which at this rate could be readily
duplicated for $29,304,2-18. The differ?
ence between this sum and $97,370,000
would represent the water in the stock,
or the over-capitalization, with a deduc?
tion of an amount to represent the value
of the few buildiugs owned by tbe com?
The receipts of tbe company In 1836
were $22,012,13f, and the expense $10,
714,750, including $933,958 paid in inter?
est on $17,230,208 of bonds. The profits
were $5,987,980, which would represent a
dividend of 20 per cent, on the cost of
the construction of the plant.
WHY IS THERE DISCONTENT?
What the money power terms Bryan
ism continues to grow in strength and
popularity. The people who were de?
ceived last year are beginning to see
through the frauds, tbe falsehoods, the
deceptions thnt were practiced last year.
Chauncey Depew says Bryanisui 's dis?
content. Rut way is this discontent:' It
is not caused by buk o' bountiful crops.
It is not caused by voluntary idleness.
What, causes it? What has been done to
remove the cause, to relievo the people,
to make times better? The New York
Journal pertinently says: "But If Bryan
ism is discontent, Bryanism must have
mightily L<rovvn in the last few months,
and bids fair to thrive exceedingly In tho
months to come. Wher the fnll shop
ring oegins,wh'en folk come back to town
with "fiats" to be refurnished and clothes
to be bought, only to find prices of every?
thing higher than before the passage of
tbe Dingley law. will there not be discon?
tent? When tbe workingman (Inda his
BUgar costing him several dollars a year
more, and reflects that tbe increased
price goes not to increase opportunities
for employment, but to enhance the
profits of a millionaire trust, will lie not
be discontented? Looking abroad over
the land, seeing the national legislature
controlled by the trusts, the State legis?
latures dominated by monopolistic corpo?
rations, the courts impotent against ag?
gregated wealth, the people despoiled by
every agency of legalized extortion which
shrewil and conscienceless men can de?
vise, what, can be expected of the masses
except discontent? If Bryan'stn is dis?
content and hurtful, the way to dispel it
Is to remove tbe discontent which is its
cause. What <Md the late Congress do to
this end save to increase the burdens on
the poor and people in moderate means
and vastly increase the riches of the littl
army of mercenaries that prey on the na
Discontent can not be abolished by
sneering ebuse. The only way to remove
it is to remove the cause.
THE SLOT MACHINES.
Among the many evils with which a
town can be afflicted, perhaps one of the
worst is the establishment of various
gambling devices with which to fleece tbe
unsuspecting and unwary out of their
hard earned caeh. Readers of The
Times are doubtless aware that a num?
ber of these device* have been touched up
on several occasions in our news columns.
These machines, which are not located in
anyplace except saloons are the most,
enticing species of gambling with which
u communlt) was ever cuised. The
player goes to tue machine with the hope
of getting something, for nothing, in
other words he deposits a nickel with the
expectation of winning a larger amount.
Sometimes he Ms gratified to know that
his ulckel has yielded him quite au ad?
vance, hut moro often he turns from the
machine sick at heart and empty of
pocket. The device is so attractive that
its very hum is as music in .the heart ot
the young man who "tries 'his lack."
What is the loss of a few dollars when ho
derives so much enjoyment from having
been able to deposit his hard earned sav?
ings into the capacious maw of this
greedy mnchine,which yields so handsome
an income to its proprietor? He argues
thBt it is his money, and no matter if his
luck was against him he will get even.
It may be that this same young man is a
clerk and handles the cash of his em?
ployer. Where does his money come from
the next time he plays it? It may be it
is borrowed from his friend, or again it
may be a "loan" from his employer's till.
As the machines are built to win, when
will this loan be ropaid? A blind roan
can see what the inevitable result must
be. Taking everything into considera?
tion what will the Council do next Tues?
day nigl-t? Will they act at once and
free our city from the curse of Buch de?
vices? The mattet Is In their hands and
while they may be responsible that it is
possible that these gambling devices
could be installed here, yet no one be?
lieves for a moment that those who a
responsible for the licensing of the
"nickel-iu-the-slot machines" ever in?
tended that the ordinance permitting it
should be constru- d to cover a gambling
device. It is now well understood that
the proprietor of the machines is await?
ing the action of the City Council. He
is willing to remove the machines
from Roanoke upon the return to
him of the pro rata amount* of, the
license paid, and states that even should
he possess the advantage ot claiming
damages that he would Jnot do so. Then
in the name of the fair fame of our city
let her Council at once refund the amount
of license paid and let the machines lie
removed and then,according to Mr. Buck
ner.pass an ordinance making the penalty
sufficiently heavy to ever after prevent a
recurrence of the installation of such de?
EDWARD JETER, REPORTER.
Misses Elise and Mollie -Logan have
gone on a visit to Eckman, W. Va.
Hugh Pitzer, of Washington, was in
Salem yesterday on a visit to relatives.
Mrs. Strlbbling, who has been visiting
the Misses Armstrong on Broad street,
returned yesterday to her home at Warm
Mr. Hugh Carter, son of Mr. and Mr*.
E. R. Carter, of this place, and principal
of the Bonsack grader) school, was r>n
Wednesday night grauted the right>by
the Baptist Church to preach the Gospel.
Wythe Peyton, of Martinsvlde, is vis?
iting in the city.
Mrs. Pat. H. McCaul, of Culpepper, is
visiting the family 'of W. S. Baskerville.
.T. B. Karnes left yesterday for a visit
to Glen Wilton.
Percy G. Minor and wife,of;Richmond,
are visiting at .^Mrs. P. ,G. Webber's in
Miss Maggie Whitesell left yesterday
for a visit to friends at Clifton Forge.
E. B. Wilson, nfter several months of
absence fiom Salem, has returned to his
home on the Boulevard.
A pleasant card party was'given Thurs?
day night at the home .nt Captain .1. C.
Laugborne. Beautiful prizes were
awarded the winners and dancing was in?
dulged in until 12 o'clocs.
'lho funeral services of the late Mrs.
W, S. Agner will tiine place this morn?
ing at 10:80 o'clock from the Methodist
Church. The remains will be interred in
Fairview Cemetery,"near Roanoke city.
SAYS IT'S A GOOD SIGN".
To the Editor of The Times: Referring
to the communication of "The Kicker"
in The Times of this morning, wherein he
complains that Roanoke is infested with
honey bees, permit me to say that this is
a good sign. Wherever civilization hns
established itself the honev bee has
always followed. Of course if a commu?
nity is barbarous, 'heathenish and unciv?
ilized, there will be no honey bees to
trouble the people ;hut whenever we attain
to the high standard now enjoyed by the
people of Roanoke we should indeed feel
slighted if we were ignored by the honey
bee. As to the "Kisker," like the poor,
he is with us always.
But, seriously, Mr. Editor, the com?
plaint made by "The Kicker" Is a very
foolish one to lay before the public.
Mof.t of our citizens, fortunately, have in
their time been country people, and they
know something of the "pest" referred
to. But I doubt if there are a dozen bee?
hives in all the city of Roanoke, unless
they be on the extreme outskirts of the
Now whoever heard of honey bees at?
tacking and destroying crops of peaches,
plums and other fruits:- The honey bee
never touches fruit of any kind unless it
be first bruised, or injured by decay, or
is being prepared for use. The complaint
of "Kicker" is certainly a silly one; but
the idea he puts forth as to placing a
prohibitory license on the bee keeper is
bright ami unique. Let the council
give him a premium for the suggestlnu,
though the idea of taxing a thing out of
existente is not a new one, and it might
with profit be extended to the average
kicker. THE BEE MAX.
Roanoke. August 0, 1807.
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THE BUILDING ASSOCIATION WAY.
A few years ngo Mr. L. M. Smead, of
this place, borrowed $1,800 from a New
York building association, with which he
erected a nice residence on,the Boulevard.
He kept uo his payments until he paid
in about $1,300. Then ho said he wanted
to pay off his loan In full and was dumb
founded when the sum of $1,400 more
was demanded of him in order to get a
release deed. He refused to pay the sum
demanded, and the association advertised
his property for sale, but were stopped
by injunction. While the suit was. pend?
ing the following correspondence con?
cerning it passed between the attorneys
in the case:
Roanoke. Va., May 12, 1S97.
Messrs. Smith & King, Roanoke, Ya.:
Dear Sirs ?We have had a consultation
with Mr. Smead regarding the above
suit, and Mr. Smead has come to the con?
clusion to make you an olfer of compro?
mise, substantially as follows, but the
details of which will *be more carefully
prepared if the compromise is agreed on.
Mr. Smead will waive any right of appeal
from the decree of the circuit, and will
allow you to execute the decree [for the
sale of the property on such terms as you
may prefer, provided you take the prop?
erty in full discharge of all liability on
Mr. Smuad on account of the debt, stock,
etc., and provided you will sell the prop?
erty to Mr. Smead at its present value on
reasonable terms of payment. If you are
willing to enter Into a compromise of
this character then I think we can come
together upon the question ns to value of
tho property and the instalments.
SCOTT &. STAPLES.
Roanoke, Va., May 12, 1?U7.
Messrs. Scott & Staples, Roanoke, Va.:
Gentlemen?We have your letter of the
12th instant containing a proposition in
the case of Lewis Smead vs. Mercantile
Co operative Bank. We cannot advise
our clients to accept your proposition,
and hence it would be useless to submit it
to them, as we know they would not ac?
cept it when we advise against it. Very
truly yours, SMITH & KING.
Thus the property went, to sale, was
bought in by the association for ?l,0<il),
and now they have his $1,300, his prop?
erty, and still he is in debt to them.
That is the building assoclatlon'way, but
is it a just and fair one? This ought to
be a warning.?Salem Times-Register.
A FREDERICKSBURG FAILURE
Frederlcksburg, Va , Aug. (i.?W. L.
Watson, w ho has been conducting a large
business here as W. L. Watson i*k Co.,
made an assignment to-day to Alvin T
Embrey, trustee. Liabilities about
$3,000 Assets unknown. The principal
creditors are Fredericksburg, Richmond,
Baltlmoie, Washington and New Yoik
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