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OL. XVIII, NO.
YOUR OWN PRICE FOR
Come and See.
kodaks, $5 to $15.
JANOKE CYCLE CO
108 Salem Avenue.
Take ft nlee durable; and lasting
souvenir of Iioiinoku back wltn
you. A large an 1 uuique stock to 9
select from, of Sterling Silver Sou- 9
veuir Spoons and Novelties. ^>
EDWARDS. GREEN t
t Manufacturing Jeweler, and (!)
( Graduate Upticlnn. q
J 6 SALEM AVE. J
9 Open Evenings This Week Only. 4
Buy your School Books where you set
inost for your money.
With every purchase we will give you
a good school blotter.
With every purchase of ? cents, or
over, we will give you it good school
ruler and blotter. ' I
With every purchase of 20 cents, or
over, we will give you a good blotter, a
uood ruler and a good bnofc strap.
Our prices on School Hooks will be the
same as those adopted by the Stale Board
With every purchase you get something
THE FISHBURN CO.,
Xo. 10 Campbell Avenue w.
? One slightly used upright
[iano, full size, good as new;
? Id one year ago for $350;
Low ^-J-Jf) mi easy payments
One good second-hand Knabe
Square Piano, $50.00?easy
Good, slightly-used organ,
Call while we have these bar?
gains. Jt will pay you.
J. E. ROGERS & CO..
No. 11 Jefferson street.
THE H?H WB1TEBEAD
-Is undoubtedly the hand
-somest wheel in Boanoke.
-It's as trood a; It looks.
?JOHN HANN A thought
-enough of it to buy it, and he
-ought to know a good thing.
?For terms see.
TOM L. ENGLEBY,
ENGLEBY ER3. & GO.
} Easy Solution of the Color Question at
the Naval Academy.
Annapolis, ?Id., Sept. 4. ? R. C. Hun
dy, the negro candidate front Ohio, has
failed in his examination for admission
into the United States Naval Academy. -
He was deficient in spelling and idso
failed in mathematics. It is not believed
that he will take a re examination in
mathematics. He took a re-exam I nation
in spelling to day, but no report has been
made upon that yet.
A "WONDER." A "WONDER.-'
We are agents [for the relebrated Won
der Ait tight Stove. This is the only stove
with a perfect hot air draft. Don't place
your fall orders until yon have seen them
OVERSTREBT & THl'HMAN,
The Furniture Dealers, IS and 20 Camp?
For clean coal Vhone III, or
call on C. M. Armes, i? Jeffer?
ROANOKE, VAM SUN Di
MR. GALLAHAN'S REPORT
MAKES INTERESTING READING.
The Werk of the Expert Shows the Treasurer's Office to be Behind to
the Amount of $9,074.75.
BUT IT IS BELIEVED THAT A FINAL SETTLEMENT WILL SHOW
THAT NOT A DOLLAR OF THE CITY'S MONEY HAS 'BEEN MIS?
APPROPRIATED - EX-AUDITOR NOBLE IS BEHIND TO THE
AMOUNT OF $2,235.87 ? ALL OTHER CITY OFFICES ARK IN
GOOD SHAPE?THE TIMES PRINTS THE REPORT VERBATIM.
We print below a verbatim copy of the
report of Expert Caliahan, to be present?
ed to the City^ Council ut its meeting
As to the apparent shortage in the
treasurer's office, th- report, shows that
this occurred on account of crediting tin*
treasurer with the school proportion of
the delinquent taxes returned. All prop?
erty Ik assessed $1.10 on .the $10(1 value
for city purposes ami 15 cents on the $1<h)
valuation for school purposes. The city
charges the treasurer with $1.10 only;
hut when the delinquent taxes were re?
turned, both the iity and school assess?
ments hiring listed on the same sheet, he
I wtis erroneously given [credit jby the au?
ditor irith $1.35 on $10(1 of the total
amount of delinquent taxes returned. It
is believed by those best acquainted the
affairs of the treasurer's office that llual
settlement will show that not a dollar of
the public money has been misappropri?
Knanoke, Vs., August 14th, 1807.
To the Finance Committee, lloanoke, Vit;
Gentlemen?In accordance with your
instructions I have made a thorough ex?
amination of the nooks iu all the t epart
meilts of the city government, where the
public funds are received and disbursed,
and submit the following report, which
covers the period from July 1st, 181)2, to
July 1st, 1807.
CLERK OF COURTS.
I have, examined the different accounts
of this office as to the collection of taxes
on hind redeemed and lind upon an ad?
justment of his account $4.43 in favor of
the city, which amount has been paid
Into the treasury by pay-in warrant No.
Total taxes collected on tuxes pur?
chased hy the State to May 1st, 1805, is
Interest on same, $883 oil.
Less 5 per cent, for collecting, $546.60.
Total payment to treasurer May 1st.
Leaving balance, $4 43.
Since May, 1805, the clerk has used rec
or?' booi for the purpose of entering taxes
purchased by the State for the different
years, ami for each audit he has received
a pty-ln warran', and paid same over to
the treasurer. There scents to have been
considerable delay by the auditor in ad?
justing this account between the years of
1802 and 1H94. These statements are
made on separate sheets and some of
them do not bear current dates. In fact
all statements made by the clerk from
1802 to 1H95 were made ttpoa single
sheets. I have suggested to the clerk
that these sheets he. all copied into the
hook now used by him to have a perfect
and complete record at. all times of all
items of taxes collected by him; this he
Bays he will do: this will given perfect and
complete permanent record of his entire
transactions and render any final settle?
ment or adjustment of this account
much more satisfactory. 1 find the pay?
ments on the 1892 to 1891 collections
somewhat tardy and refer to the recap
it illations of the different sheets made
up by the late auditor, showing collec?
tions from 1880 to April 23, 1804. I file
this sheet, signed by him, with this re?
port, which is correct as to totals.
I find the total pay-In warrants issued
by the clerk have been credited by the
auditor to the different tax accounts pur?
chased by the State, with the exception
of$19L00. On page 44 of the Journal,
August, 1804, treasurer's cash account Is
debited by salaries, $200, and on page 40,
December, 1804, I find treasurer's cash
account debited to miscellaneous, rebate
on Mayor Trout's salary, $200, showing
two debits to the treasurer's cash account,
for the. same item, and omitting credit
$109.00 to delinquent taxes for the differ
ent years. This difference upon adjust?
ment of the treasurer's cash account,
shows difference of 10 cents 'n the cor?
rect balance of auditor's books and treas?
urer's cash book. I have taken the differ?
ent reports of collections made by tbo
clerk and have analyzed each one, and
find considerable errors itt the distribu?
tion of the dfferent accounts, which I
have corrected by Journal entry, Jour
na', paste 107, and had your auditor ver?
I find pay-in warrant No. 87 for $1,
044.50; warrant No. ?8 for $358.45, is?
sued December 10th, 189?, appear on
treasurer's cash book as not being paid
to him until February, 18.')(i, and pay-in
warrants No. 112 for $940.60, warrant
No 118 for $1,443.88, dated January 22,
1896, appear on treasurer's cash book us
being paid July 10, 1^0(1, and entered
under balance as of July 1, 1890, (see
page 2, treasuret's new cash boos.) I
And be has been charged with the proppr
ainotlnts with the following exceptions:
School proportion taxes purchased by
the Stttte. 1892, $3,020.03; school propor?
tion taxes purchased by the State, 1893,
$4,166.08; school proportion taxes pur?
chased by the State, 1804, $4,717.13.
This I have corrected by Journal en?
tries, page 107 of current Journal, and
also bad your auditor to verify same.
The book now kept by the clerk for the
entry of delinquent taxes redeemed, is
the. conect form, and could not. in my
opinion, be improved unon for tin.; pur?
pose. His settlements are now being !
made promptly upon the day designated
by the auditor, and same paid into the
treasury in accordance with the recent
ordinance passed by Council.
I have made a detail check of each war
runt and splits of warrants of the nudi
tDr's warrant register to the payment of
the same on the treasurer's cash book
from July 1st. 1802, to July 1st, 18!)7,
ami made corrections of errors and other
differences and adjusted the issue of
warrants with the payment of same.
This I have, ilone by uuik'ug a complete
list of warrants unpaid at the end of
each one,', two Ol three months as it was
practicable to get a balance on the treas?
urer's cash book. At the end of each of
these periods 1 have adjusted omissions
and duplicated warrants; for instance,
at the end of the tiscal ye<tr, 1805, the to?
tal disbursement of treasurer for liscul
year, as corrected, was $l!S2.tiOO..ri7; war?
rants unpaid and outstanding, as per act?
ual list, $31,340.80; total, $154,000.87.
I Total warrants issued during fiscal
year as per warrant register, as corrected,
I $124,208.50; warrants iinpai?' at com?
mencement of tiscal year, as per actual
list, ( see treasurer's cash book, page
441, and list of unpaid warrants), $29,
741.20; total, $154,001).87.
This 1 hav^done in each case as above,
when I made an adjustment, as the treas?
urer's cash book will show. I lind it al?
most Invariable that the treasurer's cash
balance has been carried thruugh his
books to he adjusted at intervals to agree
with the auditor's balances, without re?
gard ro tbr di?erences there should he,
taking into account the actual unpaid
warrants, not charged hack to his ac?
count, and errors in additions iu his book.
These differences vary at all times and
never the same; for instance, in the bal
ance brought forward on new cash book
opened duly 1st, 1800, tho balance
brought over is $10,038.18, when his act?
ual balance should be $10,501.2:1. This I
have adjusted at the end of the fiscal
year, 1N97. (See treasurer's cash book,
page 104 and 11)5 01). Tho unpaid war?
rants charged back to the treasurer as
of Juno 30, 1804, (see general ledger,
page 08) auditor shows $20.080.90; my list
by actual cheek shows $2'J,741.28; differ?
Auditor's warrant unpaid, as shown
by ledger, page 08, $20,792 44; my list
shows warrants unpaid. $21,840.30;differ?
July 1, 181)0, unpaid warrauts, as per
ledger, page f>8, $10,306.14; my list shows
warrants unpaid at this date, ss per list,
$10,983.36; difference, $017.25.
Upon this basis and following out the
figures he. had to start with, taking up
the work with the late auditor, tho pres?
ent audito" on July 1st brings (town bal?
ance unpaid warrants, ledger, page 08,
$8,908.91 My list, shows unpaid war?
rants to July 1,1807, to be if'^W
showing difference of $649 01.
1 have also checked by items pay-in
warrants on the debit side of the treasu?
rer's cash boon, and find them all debited
on this book with the exception of pay-in
warrant, Xo. 10;i, January 13, 1890, to L.
Delaney, for street improvements, $12.75.
This amount Mr. Delaney says he pa'd
to Mr. Noble and has witnesses to tho
payment of same. I have charged the
amount to Mr. Noble as per itemized ac?
count filed. I have also credited the treas?
urer's cash account with the amount, as
I find no stub on his book from which he
gives duplicate receipt, any record of this
TREASURER'S COLLECTION AC?
I have taken the assessments from 1891
to 1895, inclusive, and have checket! this
account thoroughly, and find the follow?
ing corrections t'> be made: Over credit
to treasurer's collection account, on list
purchased by State, levy, 1890, (amount of
school proportion). $IH?2.7ih
Levy, 1891, amount of school propor?
Delinquent list, levy of 1895, (school
proportion), $4,118 71.
On insolvent list, levy 1895, amount
credited, $8,112.61; should be, $5,906.35;
Total, $9,172 21.
I find the collection account of the treas?
urer debited with an excess of levy of
1890, which I credited, $4.12.
Insolvent list, 1895, 1 find has not been
credited to him at all, $8,202.88.
These corrections have all been verified
by tho present auditor.
I have endeavored to get the treasurer to
personally go over these items and verify
same, but owing to Iiis sickness he has
not been able to do so. As the hooks
now stund 1 find tho treasurer's collec?
tion account shows an indebtedness to the
city of $20,927.50, composed ol the follow
Due from delinquent levy, 1891), led
ger page 342, $862.79.
Due from delinquent levy, 1891, ledger
page 00, $2,570.38.
Due from city levy, 1892, page 844, $2,- j
Due from city levy. 1804, page 848, $4,
Due from citv levy. 1895, page 349, $2,
Due from delinquent levy, 1895. page
:U7, $9,024 60
TREASURER'S CASH BOOK.
I find upon thits book tho extensions of
additions and footings are almost invar?
iably made in pen* ii. (See pat.'is 84 ami
380 I These figures frequently aro very
imperfect, either from -ige or continual
handling of the book, which makes it
I veiy dillicult to check up and adjust bis
continued on third puge
LY\ SEPTEMBER I
WANT ROANOKE PROPERTY.
Bristol Syndicate Formed to Buy
There were filed iu the office ol the clerk
of the courts yesterday applications from
G. H. Kendrick, of Bristol, to purchase
about five hundred pieces of Konnoke
property, they being the same that were
sold by the city treasurer on December 3,
1894, for delinquent taxes for the year
1893 and bought at said sale by the auditor
of public accounts of Virginia for the
State and city. He agrees to pay the
amount for which said real estate was
sold, together with such additional sums
as may or would have accrued from taxes
and levies, with all interest as provided
by law had such real estate not been sold
and purchased by the commonwealth.
Nearly 200 similar applications have been
filed on the same terms by G. H. Ilend
rick nnd H. Dorian jointly.
As is generally known, a large portion
of the lands adjoining the cities and
towns of the State and many lots within
them are held by corporations, non resi?
dent speculators and oilier persons who
do not pay t he taxes thereon and who have
practically abandoned them. To meet
this state of affairs aud to enable the
State to collect its taxes the last legisla?
ture passed an act enabling individuals
to purchase lands sold tor taxes. Here?
tofore but little faith has been put in tax
titles in this State, but a recent decis?
ion of the court of appeals in a case which
went up from the city of Bristol sustain?
ed the tux titles in full. A syndicate
was then formed at Rristol to purchase
such lands throughout the State. It is
composed of G. 11. Hendrick, H. G. Do?
rian and others. They have put in bids
for such lands in the principal cities and
counties of the State, beside filing bids for
prctically all the delinquent lanIs prior
to 1892 in this city. These gentlemen have
no desire to file or perfect claims for the
homes of citizens who may be unable to
pay taxes and will not push such claims:
but they are going lo perfect their titles
to the hinds of such corporations and non?
residents who do not promptly pay the
Edward Lyle, Esq., has been retained
as the local attorney for the syndicate.
He has the authority from the company
to retain any land filed upon without cost
to the owner, as it is not the intention of
the syndicate to [take advantage of our
citizens who may Jio financially embar?
LEE COMING HOME
The General Sails For New York Loaded
Havana, Sept. 4.?Consul General Lee.
who has been gathering additioual infor?
mation regarding the condition of the in?
surgents aud Cuban patriots in the intei
ior of the island a-d also investigating
the situation regarding prisoners iu Span?
ish dungeons, sailed this afternoon by
Ward Line steamer for New York.
It, is understood that General Lee will
report at once to the State Department
iu Washington upon bis arrival. He kept
his business entirely to himself, but it is
believed that be will have something in?
teresting to report to his Government.
This report may largely shape the future
Cuban policy of the linked States.
General Lee was accompanied by bis
sou, and b it month's leave of absence
from his post of duty in Cuba.
We will close at 10 a. m on
Monday, Sept 6. Our patrons
will confer a favor by sending in
their orders early, so that our
young: men may take advantage
of the holiday. Sandy P. Figerat
& Co. _
They Want the Senatorship and Endorse
J ridge Hairstcn.
Martinsville, Vn., Sept. 4 ?(Special.)?
A muss meeting of the Democrats of Mar.
tinsvllle magisterial district met here at
2:15 p. m. to-day in the courthouse and
elected six delegates to the convention to
be held at Danville on the 10th instant to
nominate u candidate [for tloater senntor
for this district, antl also elected dele?
gates to the county convention which as?
sembles here on the 13th of this month to
'nate h candidate for the house of
Ii. ates from this county. Resolutions
were adopted declaring it to be the sense
of the mooting that, Henry county should
bo accorded the senatorship and endors?
ing Judtre N. H. Hnirston.
You ought tjt> ?ee that Steinwny bar?
gain at Hobbifr'Piuno Co.
LOST IN THE LAKE.
Plattsburg, N. Y., Set. 4.?Forest H.
Parker,resident of the Produce Exchange
Dank, of New York city, nnd his wife
Rent rowing this morning. This alter
noon the boat was lound bottom side up
and no trace could lie found of the occu?
pants. It is feared they were drowued.
Some reports biter on say that Parker,his
-mi and his daughter-in-law were lost.
They went into camp at Chain Luke this
FI REM A N [SUICIDES.
Chicago, Sept. 4?Lieut. Wm. M.
Wright, of the Chicago fire department,
was found dead to-day from the effect of
pO:SOII on the sidewalk of Twenty-second
street and South Dark avenue. Financial
troubles caused his self-destruction, lie
swallowed carbolic acid.
KRANICH Sc BACH UPRIGHT PIANO
FOR $220 AT IK HIHI E PIANO CO.
A Kranich & Bach upright piano,
slightly, used but aJntOSt as good as new,
for $225 on easy payments without In
terest. Origlnnllylsold for $850. Robbie
Piano Co., Salem avenue near Commerce
YOU XKKIt NOT WOltK IX AST DKPAKT
Ml*.XT OK TIIK MACIIIXB SllOfS ON LABOR
BAY, AS XO MAN WIM. UK RRPt'sK? PKR
MISSIOX To LAV OFK K>K T1IK D.W.
Sun Francisco, Sept. 4.? The match
ivhicb bad been arranged between Solly
Smith and George Dlxon to take place In
this city bus been declared off.
GOLD BY THE TON.
Gov. Brady Corroborates Reports
of the Rich Finds.
Washington, Sept. 4.?John G. Brady,
governor of Alaska, has sent to Secretary
Bliss a personal letter, in which he ?Ivos
some Interesting facts about the rush
for tho Klondike roirlon. Governor Bw'y
has been Identified with Alaskan interests
most of his lifetime, and is known to ho
very conservative In his opinions. Writ?
ing from Juueau, he says:
"Steamers are passing daily for Dyen
and Sksguay, loaded to tho utmost with
passenuers and supplies. The news 'just
out of Klondike by reliahlo men is calcu?
lated to raist the excitement to a higher
pitch. Tho shipment of dust bv the
mouth of the Yukon will b? all of two
and a half tons. Bich finds have been
made well up on th3 sides of tho moun?
tains, and the old saying that 'gold is
whero you fiud it, and silver rui.s in
veins', seems to ho emphasize in thac dis?
WILL BE EXPENSIVE.
Col. Pope Fays the Chainless Wheel Will
Not Supersede the Present One.
New Yor!;. Sept. 4.?Col. Pope, preal
dent of tlie Columbia Bicycle Company,
arrived from abroad to day the picture of
health. He says ins foreign trip had no
trade significance. The t ratio was demoi
nli/.rd across tho water, and many small
dealers have succutvoed.
As to chatuless wheels,Mr. Popesayshe
cannot give full information until the
proper time arrives, but ho states that it
will be a very expensive article and will
not,therefore,supersede the present wheel.
The reduction in the price of Columbias
caused almost a panic in cycles stocks
ahrcad by compelling the reduction in
price to tho smallest margin over the cost
of the product.
PROMPTED BY INSANITY.
Columbus. ()., Sept. 4. The warning
letter received by 'Mayor Black to tho
effect that a plot exisred to assassinate
President McKinley while on a visit hero
Is regarded as having come, from a pa?
tient in some insane asylum. The note
was written on manillu paper in lead
pencil and signed with unintelligible
characters. It is stated that the plot
originated to make way with the Presi?
dent because of his appoint meat of Pow
derly as commissioner of immigration.
The plot was not favorable to tho princi?
ples of anarchy but was for organizer
labor against, monopoly. Mayor Black
and Postmaster Williams weie at llrst
disposed to regard 't as a hoax, but in
order to forestall any attempt, if tho plot
really existed, detailed detectives to
guard the Presidential party from the
moment it left the special train to the
time it departed for Canton. .
DEATH OK MISS BURGESS.
7"Winchester, Sept. 4.?Miss Virginia
Burgess died this morning of paralysis.
She was apparently enjoying good health
up to a few hours before her death. Miss
Burgess was a daughter of the late
.lames H. Burgess, of this city, and had
residctl hero most of here Hie. She was
for many rears an able assistant of the
Hev. Dr. J. P. Hyde, president of tho
Val'ey Female College.
BICHMOND TEAM SOLD.
Richmond, Ya., Sept. I.?Clarence Boy
kin and Charles Donald, of tills city,
have bought the Richmond baseball team
of the Atlantic League from'Mr. Bradley.
KILLED IN A MIN F..
Glenwood Springs, Colo., Sept. 4.--An
explosion occurred here this evening in
the Sunshine coal mine, near here. Nine
bodies have already been recovered.
The New Hat.
drop in' and 8ek the New
Hat which styi.eji as decreed,
i have them in all shades
SlXt'essok To Gll.keson fc taylor,
Hatters and Furnishers.
THE RECORD REDUCED. ^
Worcester, Mass., Sept. 4.?.lohn It.
Gentry, the ex-champion pacer of tho
world, who was beaten yesterday by
Star Pointer, to-day reduced the track
record from 2:10 to 'J:()l> at the fair
A CONVICT KILLED.
Dallas, Tex., Sent. 4.?A party of con?
victs working under .State guards at?
tempted to escape to-day at a point about
twenty miles east of this city in Hunt
county. The guards fired on the convicts,
killing .lohn Oilman, a noted highway
man,who was serving a 2/i-yeais sentence,
and wounding two others. This had a
tendency to subdue tho balance of the
A FATAL HOLD UP.
Mansfield,O. Kept. 4.?There was a bold
attomDt to hold tip a passenger train
near here this afternoon, In which oue
man was killed. Further details arc
BALD WAS DEFEATED.
Manhattan Cycle Track, N. Y ,Sept 4.
- The one-third of a mile professional
race this afternoon was won by O. 5.
Klmball, of Louisville, Ky ;IF. C. Bald,
of Buffalo, second: L. R. Jefferson, of
Ashttry Park, N. J., third; Tom Cooper,
of Detroit, fourth. Time not given.
A good sipiare piano for $70 on $5 per
month at Hohme Piano Co.
The fall session of the Nation?
al Business College, including
the Business, 8horthand and
Typewriting, the Normal Eng?
lish and Preparatory English
courses, will open Tuesday, 8ep*
I tember 7th.
PRICE 3 CENTS
Five Men Killed Outright and
Thirty Seriously injured.
TWO EXPLOSIONS OF NATURAL
GAS IN AN INDIANA TOWN
SPREAD DEATH AND DESTRUC?
TION?BUILDINGS WERE BLOWN
DOWN AND FIVE MEN WERE
BURIED IN THE RUINS?FIVE
BUILDING3.'WERE ON FIRE AT
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 4.?Two
frightful explosions of natural gits oc?
curred at Broad Hippie to-day. /This is
a suburb six mlies north of this city.
Five aro known to be killed and the se?
riously injured number about thirty.
The business part of the ,t< wn took fire
and many of the largest) buildings were
The dead arc: Pius Gresb, grocer, aged
10, burued to death; Jacob Darling,
painter, crushed by fulling walls; Charles
Yount/., sing'e, a^ed 85, fouutl dead in
the ruins of the grocery store. '.Two un?
known bo'Mes were also fouud burned to
The city o! Indianapolis was called on
for help aud at once sent lire engines aud
The first explosion'occutred in the drug
store of J. L. Watts,from some unknown
cause. Fire at once broke out and tlvo
meu were seriously injured there.
Across the street was tbo Odd Fallows
Hall, on the ground floor of which was
Pius Gresh's grocery store. Seeing the
fire spreading, Gresh and twenty other
men At once began removing the stock of
groceries and while so doing a crushing
explosion occurred in that building. The
walls were blown out ami the upper floors
fell in on the whole crowd of men.
Gresh and Jacob Darling were taken
out dead aud the others in the building
at the time were badly injured, Severn1 of
them possibly fatally. Nearly every one
of them hail hinken aims oi legs.
The lire spread from Odd Fellow Hall
and the drug store ruins in every direc?
tion. Five buildings were on lire at once
and were doomed to destruction before
help conitl be sum atoned.
The entire com mil nit, j turned"out and
there was worK for all to~do toward res?
cuing the injured, "who were now threat?
ened with death by flri.
Hurried culls for help were sent to this
city. The hospital dispensary doctors
took the tirst Broad Ripple cur out and
thi' lire department loaned engines ou a
Motion road tint car and left at once for
the scene of the lire.
Monongahelu, Pa., Set. 4.?By an exlo
siou of nitro glycerine this morning two
men and a horse were killed and a buggy
completely demolished on a bridge cross?
ing the Monongahela river nt'thls place.
The bridge was so badly damaged that
it will have to be abandoned until repairs
are made. Windows iu the vicinity were
smashed within a radius of a mile and
residents of the town were startled by
the concussion. Due of'the men 'a be?
lieved to have been Charles P. Raiikin,
formerly superintendent of the Watson
Mining Company. It is supposed the men
had the nitro-glycerine iu the buggv and
that a sudden jar. caused the explosion.
They were blown to atoms and beyond
To av(tll) misunderstanding, we de?
8IKE to notify a 1.1. employes ok the
Machine shops that they need not
wore on Lahor Day, as a positive
assurance has iieen (uvks t11 at no man'
need work unless so inclined.
EAKMAN & FLIPVO,
'Phone tiS. 108 Salem avenue s w.
Vorecnst for Virginia: Fair ; (lightly
cooler; northerly v? lurid.
3 Established, 1881. St
Robbie fliano Co.
Old and Reliable. |
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*?! win Otiarantee Factory .
?j Prices on ,. ft
1 Pianos ??.Organs 1
j| They represent Standard Instru- ft
meuts of the Highest Grades. ft
rimy Payment*. No InleieU. jA