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VOL. XVIII. NO.
Illose special ?10 C I.K vi: LAN 1>S
faster than we can nee them.
Expect another lot of eight next
nc.\t week and six of those are
sold. The greatest burgalu ever
shown in this city. Bettel let
US have your order at once.
R0AN0KE CYCLE CO.
10S Salem avenue h. w.
UO TO SEE t
MR. FRED, SCHADE f
and the other crack bicycle riders K
Lake and Driving Park, ?
October I and 2, i
but in the meantime don't forget ^
to call on us for STERLING SIL- ?
VER NOVELTIES and SOUVK- ?
NIRS, DIAMONDS acd WED- A
DING PRESENTS. K
EDWARDS. GREEN I
Manufacturlng Jeweler und V
6 SALEM AVE.
Agency Columbia aud Hartford
In our West Window you will ?see n
?sample line of the School Hays we have
on baud. We are going to sell the en?
tire lot REG ARDLESS OF COST. Here
is an opportunity for you to get a good
School Hag cheap
THE FISItBURN CO.,
1? Campbell avenue.
Everrthiim in the School Line., 7"
One slightly used upright
piano, full size, good as new;
sold one year ago for $350;
now $225 on easy payments
One good second-hand K nahe
Square Piano, $50.00?easy
Good, slightly-used organ,
Call while we have these bar?
gains. It will pay you.
J. E. ROGERS & CO.,
No. 113. Jefferson street.
Jimmie Michael, oh his Union
Racer, defeated Lesna, the
great Swiss rider, Wed?
nesday, September 15, and
established a new world's
record for twenty miles.
RIDE A UNION.
ENGLEBY & 3R0. CO
FIENDISH ACT OF ROYS.
They Held a Young G'rl in Rondage for
Pittsburg, Sept. 27.?Seventeen-year
old Charlotte Withers, a pretty little
cigarette-maker, of good character, is in
the hospital, as a result of ten days i.i
bondage to a party of boys, ranging from
18 to 81 years of age. The boys are the
sons of well-to-do residents of tbe
suburb of Wilkiusburg. The girl whs
decoyed to a lonely spot called Fern
Hollow, and there forced to drink bad
whiskey until half unconscious.
At night the boys bound her and left
her in .? deserted stable. At the end of
ten days they took her into the city in a
dazed condition, anil left her at a ques?
tionable resort. From there she was se?>t
to a hospital and the police noli lied. The
police claim to know all the boys and
will make arrests in the morning.
A PROGRESSIVE WOMAN.
Chicago, Sept. 27.?Mrs. T. T. Paul has
been placed in charge cf the street clean?
ing brigade iu the business portion of the
OYSTERS served in every style at J.
J. Catogni's restaurant.
Vorrennt for Virginia: Fair; cooloi;
frost; northerly winde.
Over 1,200 Men at Work in the
NEARLY THE ENTIRE .FORCE
WORKING ON FULL TIME, AND
QUITE A NUMBER OF THE EM?
PLOYES ARE PUTTING IN EX?
TRA TIME, SOME WORKING UN?
TIL 10 O'CLOCK EVERY NIGHT?
A LARGE INCREASE IN THE PAY
If nny evidence were needed that Roan
oke is again on tliu high-road to prosper?
ity all anyone would bave to do would
be to investigate our present condition
and compare it with that of a year or
two years ago. Roanoke is in better con?
dition so far as work is concerned and
in better condition financially thau for
This is not dun to any political move?
ment, nor can it be ascribed to dollar
wheat of widen we have recently beard
SO much, but is due solely to the policy
pursued by the new management of the
Norfolk and Western Railway Company
within the past three or four months.
A reporter yesterday learned from Mr.
Lewis, the new superintendent of motive
power, that the shops are now doing
moro work than nt any time within
"Over 1,200 men are at work,"said Mr.
Lewls,"and all the departments are work?
ed full time with a full force of hands
and many of them overtime."
It was also learned that, the policy of
the road will be in the future to concen?
trate all the heavy work in Roanoke. Of
course this will prove vastly beneficial to
our^city, while it may be detrimental to
other towns along the lino of l lie road.
All the heavy work uow comes to Roa?
noke and beside the road is building cars
The policy pursued by Mr. Barr, it is
stated, is not to reduce the wages of their
men, but. to reduce expenses in other
ways. It is claimed by officials that the
Norfolk and Western is paying as good
wages all around as any road in the
A visit to the shops yesterday by a re?
porter only confirmed the statements
made t>y Mr. Lewis. The entire office
force has been sent back to the shops re
cently. The east end roundhouse, which
was recently closed, is now being utilized
as a shop for etmine repairs.
Of the various departments of the
shops, full time '.s observed in the black?
smith shop, tool shop, pattern shop,
wheel foundry, tin and copper shops,
freight car shop, pHSSCngei car shop,
upholstering department, cabinet shop,
planing mill, paint shop and car repair
The erecting shops, boiler shop and
machine shop are working thirteen hours
per day, or until 10 o'clock at night. The
iron and brass foundry is the only de?
partment of the shops not working full
time, aud this is regulated largely by the
They are now building fifty stock cars
and fifteen poultry enrs, aud orders have
been placed for the construction of all
vacant numbers of cars which have been
destroyed, by wrecks or otherwise, since
the new organization toolt charge last
year. These orders Include about 112
cars of various kinds, such as stock, box,
flat, drop bottom gondolas, side dump
cars, hopper bottom ?'ondolas, main
tennnce of way flats, cabin cars and pas?
senger equl pments.
There is said to be more work going on
in the shops thau at any time since 1890,
when high water mark was reached dur?
ing .lim McConnell's administration as
general foreman, when they had 1,409
men at wont and made an elTor: to se?
cure another to round oil" the number. It
was then (hat the highest pay roll in the
history of)tue shops was readied,amount?
ing to $07,500.
More men are now ?teadily employed
than have been since lbi)l,with the possi
b'.e'exception of the months 'of March
and Sept ember in 1805,when the iuereased
work was only temporary and caused by
orders received for building cars. Now
over 1,200 men are nt work,not including
those employed at the West End round
house, and the work seems to be a per?
The pay tell for August was nearly
$?15,001? and including the West End
round house reached over $50,000. The
indications are that the September pay
roll will be$50,000 nnd that taken with
the West End round house will pile it up
to about $55,000. The October pay roll
will be still further Increased, as 125 men
have been takeu on In the shops so far
this mouth. Sixteen new men were put
to work yesterday.
There Is more freight coming to Roa?
noke at present cban for five years past,
i and tbcrejvas, perhaps, more goods uu
OKE, VA., TUES Oj
loaded here yesterday than during any oue
day within the history ot the town.
Thero are absolutely no desirable
houses for rent in the city. A number
of real estate men were seen yesterday
and none of them have auy property to
rent, except a few houses out of repair
or with some other decided objection.
Ihe towu is well filled with a r:nppy,eon
tented people and llie^ merchants are
already beginning to realize that tho
hard times are over for Ronnot-e. Every
citizen here has come to be thankful for
the liberal policy pursued by the Norfolk
and Western towards this city and while
we should not glory in the downfall of
other and smaller towns our people
should make the most of the oppor?
tunities now ofTored, and shove Roanoke
to the front, say something good about
the town and drive away that hard times
frown With which we have been afflicted.
Get in the push and resolve to have your
shire of the prosperity which is coming
to nur Magic City.
AN ELDORADO NEAR HOME.
A Strike of Pay Dirt Yielding
$10,000 to the Ton.
Seattle, Wash., r-'ept. 27. -The first
definite news concerning Washington's
new Eldorado, near Mount Raker, and
bow to get there has been brought to
Seattle by E. W. SaportilS, who with
Frank Crydo and Augustus Wagner, ex?
perienced miners from Dawsou City,
went, to the scene of the latest excite?
According to Mr. Saportas the r>ute is
not dlflicult until within live miles of
the lind. The last live, miles present ob?
stacles that would forever discourage
any one not an experienced prospector
and mountaineer. There is in Mount
Maker and its surrounding heights euough
gold, says ,Mr. Saportas, to keep pros?
pectors busy the next, ten years.
"1 Tmet many men," he) continued,
"who came from Mount Tomohoy. They
all reiterated the stories concerning the
great strike of $10,000 to the ton, made
in Hear '.mountain, and several others
have found ore equal to the discovery
A special correspondent of the Evening
Times sends word from Sumas as follows:
Tho gold discoveries in the mountains of
Wbatcom couuty are beyond any doubt
the richest in the annals of tho Pacific
coast, or even Alaska. >io say the ex?
perience11 prospectors whom I have ac
conipauie'' to the scene of tho recent
finds. These llnds are northeast of
Mount Raker. The mineral 'rauge rnns
northwest find southeast, and is located
for thirty miles. There is no telling how
much further it extends.
FRESH CREAM and Taffy liars, 10c a
poumi. SANDY P. FIGGAT &: CO.
ON THEIR WEDDING TOUR.
Sad and Fatal Termination of a Happy
Pittsburg, Sept 2?.?The bodies cf two
victims found in the wreck on the. Col?
orado Midland, Denver and Rio Grange
railroad, at Newcastle, Colo., on Septem?
ber 0. were to-day identified.
They were Elmer E. Black, for many
years an engineer on the Pennsylvania
railroad, and bis wife, formerly Miss
Wilson, of Oerry, Pa. They were married
August 25 and were on their bridal
The Identification was made by means
of a charred fragment of a Pennsylvania
railroad nni ual pass found on Black's
MUTINEERS IN IRONS.
British Skipper Took No Chances on
lleing Deserted by Hls'Crew.
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 27.?The
British bark Cloncaid sailed to-day for
England with p*rt of her crew in irons
and locked up in the forecastle. She was
to wed out to sea by a tug which hnd
aboard a number of longshoremen to set
the bark's sails outside. The majority
of the Cloncnid's crew are 'men who had
mutinied on the ship Inchiape Rock on
her recent voyage from Swansea, anU
they were locked up until the bark got
nnder'way in order to prevent them tak?
ing French leave after they had received
their advance pay.
GOMPERB SHELVED IT.
Labor C m volition Called in'Chicago is
Not Sanctioned by Trades Unionists.
Chicago, Sept. 27.?'Ihe labor conven?
tion called to meet in Cliie.ngn to-day for
the ostensible purpose o? helping the
striking miners was not held. Tho ''pure
and simple" trades unionists strangled
it. They feaied the Social Democrats,
the Socialists, tho Single Taxers and
other elements might contrive to mase
tho convention the first step towards
swallowing trades unionists in a labor
movement on purely political lines.
Famuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, is held
resnonsib'o for the collapse of the con?
St. Joseph's Convent.
Erie. Pa.. Aug 2>5, 1805.
Colby Piano Co.. Erie, Pa.
f lent leinen:?Wo have no hesitation in
recommending th* Colby pianos as we
now use nine in the Villa Marie Academy,
and nlso use them in the St. Joseph's
Convent, Erie. Pn.; St. Lawrence Con?
vent, Houtzdale, Pa ; St. Frances' Con?
vent, Clearfiehl, Pa.; St. Bernard's Con?
vent, Bradford, Pa.: St. Leo's Convent,
Rldgeway, Ph., and St. Teresa's Con?
vent, Union City, Pa., an'1 all our teach?
ers and pupil" are pleased with the in?
struments, and we hone the Colby firm
will bo extensively patronized.
SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH.
Hohlic Piano Co., Sole. Dealers.
LEWIS' TEA FLAKES, m<ulc with
pure creamery butter. SANDY P. Fit;
GAT & CO.
OLD PAPERS for sale at The Tunes
office. Good for putting under carpets.
VY, SEPTEMBER 2
Raymond Bushrod Hanged for As?
saulting Miss Roberts.
BROKE DOWN THE JAIL DOORS?
TAKEN INTO THE COURTHOUSE
YARD, HE WAS GIVEN FIVE
MINUTES TO PRAY AND THEN
JERKED UP?FULLY SIX HUN?
DRED PEOPLE WERE WITNESSES
OF THE EXECUTION.
llawesville, Ky., Sept.. "2?.? The tlrst
daylight lynching to occur in Kentucky
since Murderer Barker was hanged from
the courthouse window in Lexington
lift.y years ago, occurred here lit J o'clock
this afternoon, when Raymond Buskrod.
a twenty year-old neuro, was hanged by a
mob for assaulting Miss Maggie Roberts.
The crime occurred near Petrie station,
three miles from here, yesterday after?
Miss Roberts, who is only sixteen
yenrs old, hud been sent to the station to
buy some groceries. Half a mile from
home she was assaulted by tin* negro,
lie had a large pin used lor coupling
cars in his hand, and when she resisted
he struck her on the head, rendering her
unsousc'ous. She came to about an hour
afterward and managed to get home.
Her father quickly gathered a crowd of
neighbors and thty chased a negro into a
thicket. There Roberts left his frieuds
on guard and came to llawesville for
Sheriff Ftupia. The latter gathered a
posse and went to the scene, but the
negro was so carefully hidden that ho
was not captured until nearly midnight.
The sheriff found htm secreted in some
underbrush. lie got him nut of tne
thicket without attracting the attention
of Roberts and his frieuds and placed
him in .jail.
The news dI tho capture did not spread
until this morning, when men from the
Petrie neighborhood began coming into
town in Btnall squads. They continued
to arrive all day, and at -1 o'clock this
afternoon fully I50O strangers were here.
At 4:80 Judge Adair told Jailor Bown
to announce that Bushrod had escaped.
This caused the mob to scatter and begin
a search for the uegro. Some of the mob
remained behind, aud soon learned that
tho reported escape was a ruse of tho
the officers to.spirit the negro away aud
prevent his being lynched. They sent
runners to overtake the members of tho
mob who had left town, and at 5 o'clock
they were back at. the jail, demanding
A report tat spread that Governor
Bradley had ordered the State troops to
come here, and this spurred the mob . to
action. They procurred hammers and
axes and broke the jail doors and soon
had the negro.
They led him into the courthouse yard,
where he confessed that he had assaulted
Miss Rohetts, and asked the leader of the
mob to let h'm pray. They granted him
the privilege and he prayed for nearly
live minutes. When ho had finished a
noose was placed around his neck and he
was quickly jerked up. After waiting
until life was extinct the mob departed
without, firing u shot.
The execution was witnessed by fully
Bushrou cume from Lockport, Ind.
There he was charged with assaulting
his aunt, sixty years of age.and'also with
assaulting a white girl.
Miss Roberts is badly injured and may
FRE6H CHOCOLATE and conserved
pineapple. SANDY P. FIGGATT&CO.
A FATAL EXPLOSION.
Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 27.?The boiler
of the locomotive attached to tho North?
ern express, on the Northern Central di?
vision a! the Pennsylvania railroad ex?
ploded at an early hour this morning
while running at full speed near George?
town. E. B. Mitchell, of this citv, the
engineer, was instantly killed, .lohn R.
Cawley, the fireman, wns badly scalded
and will die. Both men were hurled
many feet. All the cars except the last
sleeper were derailed. None of the
others aboard were injured, but were
much shaken up.
ROBBERIES AT EAST RADEORD.
East Radford, Sept. 27.?Special- -East
night the stores of \V. R. Jordan and K.
Rosenfeld wcie entered bv thieves and
goo:ls stolen from Mr. Jordcn to the
amount of $106. Mr. Rosenfeld sums
his loss at $75. Policeman Howard shot
at O'o thieves. 1 hey made their escape
in the dense, fog that was hanging over
t he city at the time.
TO SPEAK TO-DAY.
Martlnsville, Vn., Sept. 24 ?Special?
Maj. J. H?ge Ty.er left this afternoon
for Stuart, where he will address the
people of Patrick county to-morrow,
which is court day. Major Tyler made
many friends and votes among the Henry
county people durin? his stay here.
Suits To Order?
Yes, sir. This tailoring;
department of our'b is a
Largest assortment of
SUtTlNG8 a\t> finest work?
manship, combined with oar
ments Til at FIT. It's our
w.w. Retter try i s.
Suits $20 and up.
D. M. TAYLOR,
Hats and furnishings,
112 Jefferson street.
Coal and Wood
'Barman & Plippo,
108 Salem avo. s. w.
THE NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Boston Now Has the Advantage
for the Pennant.
The Hosten team, by defeating the
Orioles yesterday, now stand a decidedly
good cliauce of winnlrg the pennant.
Boston has three more games to p.ay,
Brooklyn being their opponents, while
the Orioles play f< ur games with Wash?
ington. Should both Boston and Balti?
more win all these games the Orioles
would still win the pennant ^by U points.
It is not unlikely that Barnio's men
may get oue of tho three games in Brook?
lyn, and are even figuring on two, but
with tho Bostons playing the game as at
present.it is more than likely that they
will win all three of the games there.
Besides that, Baltimore will have a very
hard light taking all four games from
THE SUNDAY SCORES.
Cincinnati, 10; St. Louis, 4.
Cincinnati;8: St. Louis, 0.
Cleveland, 8; Louisville, 4.
?"Baltimore, Sept. 07. ? Special?Owiug
to the glorious weather and a half holiday
510,0(10 men and women paid admission to
see the last game here of tho Rostou-Bal
ti-nore series. The Boston players
seemed to have every thing their own way,
getting tho best of four of Baltimore's
crock pitchers. First Ccrbett tried his
band, but. be was'hit bard in tho second
inning. Then Nops, Iloffer ami Amok
tried to head oil' the hard-hitting Boston
ians, but without success. Nichols
pitched a fine game ior the Beaneaters
though be was hit hrtrd at times.
At Baltimore?Baltimore, 10 runs, HI
hits, :$ errors Bostou, 111 runs, 21 hits,
?I errors. Batteries: Nopsaud Robiuson;
Nichols ano Bergen.
At New York?Now York, 5> runs, 7
hits, 4 errors. Washington, |6 runs, 5
hits, 2 errors. Batteries: Meekin aud
Warner; Mercer and McGulre.
At Pittsburg?Pittsburg, 5 runs, 151
hits, 1 error Chicago, 4 runs, 7 hits, 51
errors. Batteries: Haw ley and Merritt;
Thornton and Ktttridge.
No game scheduled between Brooklyn
At St. Louis?St. Louis, 5 runs, 7 hits,
0 errors. Cincinnati, 4 runs, 8 hits, 2
errors. Batteries: Douohue and Doug?
lass; Breit enstein and Schriver.
The game between Cleveland and Louis?
ville was postponed on account of rain.
Standing op the Cluds. w l pet
Boston. ill 518 705
Baltimore. 88 518 008
New York. 81 47 088
Cincinnati. 74 55 574
Cleveland. 68 50 535
Brooklvn. 00 00 465
Washington. 50 00 401
Pittsburg. 57 70 448
Chicago. 50 71 441
Philadelphia. 54 75 410
Louisville.51 77 5108
St. Louis.28 101 217
MAY BE SETTLED.
Uncle Sam and Peru Will Agree About
the MeCord Claim.
Washington, Sept. 27?Secretary of
State Sherman, Assistant Secretary Crid
ler and the new Peruvian minister held
an interview to-day in regard to tho Me?
Cord claim, which this government in?
sists that Peru shall settle. A further
conference will be held, at which definite
arrangements for paying the claim will
probably be effected.
The State Department is willing to re
due.-the claim from $50,000 to $40.000.
The claim has dlagged .m fourteen
years aud the patience id this govern?
ment over the temporizing of Peru has
at last become exhausted.
RECORD FOR THE DAY.
Fifty-five New Cases and Two Deaths
New Orleans, Sept. 27.?The yel'ow
fever record stands:
New Orleans?New cases, 17; total 1518.
Biloxi?New cases, 12; total, 07.
Edwards?-New cases, 24; total, 104;
deaths to day, 1.
Ocean Springs?New cases, 2; total,
40; deaths to-day, 1.
BENEVOLENT HETTY GREEN.
Chicago, Sept. 27?Mrs. Hetty Green,
the New York millionairess, to-day made
the announcement that She intends to
place a large sum of money in the hands
of a trust company hero to purchase tax
titles. She will only charge six percent,
on redemption instead of the vast, sum
now charged. She says she does this to
benefit the poor.
A CALL TO RICHMOND.
Richmond, Va., Sept 27. ? Rev. Carter
Helm Jones, son of Rev. Dr. J. William
Jones, has just been called to bo pastor
of the Second Baptist Church of this
city. Mr. .Imies is now in charge of a
leading church at Louisville, Ky. He is
a well known divine of fine capacity.
Mr. .(ones is about thirty-five years old,
and his first charge was in New .Jersey.
The Second Baptist Church has been
without a pastor five or six months. Dr.
W. W. Landrum, who filled its pulpit
for many years, accepted a charge at At?
COUPLED WITH INCREDULITY.
London, Sept. 27. ?A dispatch to the
Staut ard from Madrid says:
"The rumor of Austrian mediation be?
tween Spain and the United Stales in tho
event of Hostilities has created surprise,
mingled with much incredulity. Span
lards fall to see what Austria could do
unless seconded by naval powers, or at
least by the combined pacific action of
TENNEY'S PEANUT BRITTLE and
cocoannt '-risp in 1-2 pound boxes.
SANDY P. FIGGAT& CO.
London, Sept. 27.?A Dublin special
says It Is reported on tho highest au?
thority that Baron Edward Gibson Ash
bourne, lord chancellor of Ireland, will
soon succeed tho Earl of Aberdeen as
governor-general of Canada.,
PRICE 3 CENTS
His Arrival Causes a Sensation in
the Spanish Capital,
IT IS SAID DIPLOMATIC RELA?
TIONS WILL BE SUSPENDED?IP
i; SPAIN REJECTS THE OFFER OP
MEDIATION, ACCORDING TO* THE
: REPORT, "THE UNITED STATES
WILL PROCLAIM ITS D1SAP
PRuVAL OF THE CUBAN REG?
IME BY WITHDRAWING THE MIN?
ISTER TO SPAIN.
Madrid, Sept. 27.?The arrival of
United States Minister Woodford from
San Sehnst iau has made a sensation. Tho
programme of the United' States has
been ascertained. This does not com
template a declaration of war if Spain
rejects mediatiou, but, according to re?
port, an "ostentatious proclamation to
the world of disapprove 1 of the Cuban
regime by suspending diplomatic rela?
tions \?ith Spain and withdrawing the
United States minister."
General Woodford has declined to be
interviewed on tho subject (urth'r than
to say that his conference with the Duk?
of Tetunn, the foreign minister, was of a
most satisfactory character. 1 he unex?
pected bitterness of the press and of pub?
lic opinion has painfully Impressed him,
but lie hopes this will soon be allayed,
as he believes his mission favorable to
S oanish interests and cannot compre?
hend that Spain could reject mediation
designed to end an impoverishing war.
lie has not named a time at which one
war must he terminated, but be hopes,
as the result of his tenders, that it will
be ended quickly. lie believes the war is
indicting Incalculable losses upon the
United States and that It is impossible to
prevent the organization of tlliousteriug
Unusual measures were taken to pro?
tect Minister Woodford on his journey
irom San Sebastian to this city, but the
trip was quite uneventful. A party of
gendarmes, commanded by A sub-lleu
tenant, guarded the Southern express, on
which ho was a passenger. Secret police
were posted at the station and tho pre?
fect of police was in waiting ^to escort
him to his hotel. The drive through tho
streets was marked by uc special Inci?
dent, though several people saluted him.
receiving a bow in return.
STILL CLAMORING FOR WAR.
Athens, Sept. 27.?A large meeting
was he'd this afternoon in Concorde
Square, where a resolution was adopted
calling upon King George and the cabl
inet to renew the war with Turkey rather
than accept the terms of peace ofl'ired by
the peace conference-.
WEYLER CALLS FOR HELP.
Madrid, Sept. 27.?Captain-General
Weyler has cabled a request to the gov?
ernment to send IUI additional adminis?
trative ollicials to Cuba.
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