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VOL. XIX, NO. 3t
offering the famous
ROANOKE CYCLE COMPANY,
108 Salem Avenue s. w.
Until farther notice we
will sell all staple patterns
of Sterling Silver, Tea
Spoons, Dessert Spoons,
Table Spoons and Forks,
a1 $ 1.00 per ounce.
EDWARD S. GREEN,
MAM'VA<!TUKING .) BWKLKIt,
6 Salem avenue.
WE HAVE . . .
PRICE, 5 Cents.
All the latest books and a
new line of up-to-date *ta
THE FISHBURN COMPANY,
See Our Beautiful
Line of Pianos.
We are now receiving that beau?
tiful line of pianos your at ten
! tion was called to iv few days
ulco. They will have bo bo seen
to be appieclated. We are
carrying our samn line --MEH
LIN, HAINES and KROE
GEB PIANOS. An inspection
Of the M EH LIN will prove it
to be the finest piano ever
brought to the city. You are
j '": invited to call at
J. E. ROGERS & CO..
No. 115. Jefferson street.
ALL SORTS OF SLIPPERS.
The season of entertainments and
dances is at hand and every .woman or
girl must have at least one pair for each
dress. We make a point of carrying such
a large stock of slippers that wo can
match any dress or house gotvn.
BOWDRE SHOE COMPANY,
110 South Jefferson'street.
[STATE NEWSPAPER SUSPENDS.
Richmond, Nov. 22.?The State news?
paper Saturday went into the hands of
receivers, who havedecided to suspend its
publication fer the time being. .lohn
Garland Pollard, counsel for Stilson
Hutchins, of Washington, 1). O, the
president, of the Stile Company, made,
the application to Judge Wei ford. The
court appointed DanielGrinn and Emmet
Senton as receivers. The hope is expressed
on the part of the 'management that the
suspension will be only temporary.
TUB W 10 ATI I KK.
Forecast for Virginia: <;*nerally fali;
cooler: northwesterly wind?.
SCHILLER'S !*"?..r)0 all-wcol plaid suits
are hard to beat. Von cau see some of
them in out show window. We have
them in all *i/.es. 28 Salem avenue.
Examine tho Virginia Carriage Facto?
ry's buggies before buying. OJliee No.
?100 Henrr street.
Sunday Was Orphanage Day for the
THE OFFICE OF FIELD SECRE
TARY WILL NOT BE CREATED.
THE READING OF OBITUARIES
OCCUPIED SOME TIME?A NUM?
BER OF REPORTS MADE YES?
TERDAY ? THE ASSOCIATION
WILL ADJOURN TO-DAY.
The Baptist Association couvened Sun?
day afternoon with Rev. Dr. Owen pre?
siding. It was orphanage day and lvev.
Mr. Hobday, of the Baptist Orphanage,
near Salem, was present with the or?
phans, numbering 50 t''rU and ?15 boys,
wno occupied seats on the stage.
The meeting was opened with a song
service and Divine hlessiug by Rev. Dr.
At the conclusion of the Ronti service
Rev. Geo. J. Hobday, superintendent of
the orphanage,Iwas called upon, and he
delivered a few preliminary lemarks.
The orphan children sang a "Souk of
Welcome," after which Grover Cleveland
Sheets delivered an address. The reci?
tation by little Mary Morris, who had to
bo placed on a table on account of being
so diminutive, captured the vast audi?
The programme rendered by the little
boys and ?Irls ended with the ' "Closing
Song." Hov. Dr. Hobday kindly invited
all the visitintr ministers and laymen to
visit the orphanaee o<*fore they left the
Rev. Dr. Hatcher, of Richmond, presi?
dent of the Baptist Orphauage, made a
report to the Association, which was
adopted. Tito report showed that all the
current expenses for the year lending <)c
tolier 81 hud been paid, but that they
owed $8,500 yet. on the erection of some
buildings. The report recited 1 their
present wants. First, the removal of the
debt of $8,500; second, the equipment of
the industrial bulldln"; third, the erec?
tion of a cottage for t he boys: fonrt h. the
improvement of the grounds; fifth, the
erection of a central building.
Henry L. Sehntet?., of Hampton, Va.,
spoke for twenty mittles in behalf o! the
orphanage and the good work accom?
plished by the Baptists of Virtrinia in
preptring a home for the little boys and
girls, whose parents tire dead.
At the conclusion of the remarks tnude
by Mr. Schmelz Prof. Wolfsobn reudered
a solo entitled "Can a Boy Foruet His
Rev. f. J, Thompson, pastor of the Col?
lege Hill Baptist Church, of Lynchburg,
also delivered a short address and among
other things said that the Orphanage
needed the prayers of all Christian peo?
ple and more money from the Virginia
? Promptly at ?! o'clock Dr. Hobday, ac?
companied by the orphans,left the church
in order to catch the car to Salem. Im?
mediately alter their departure a collec?
tion was taken up and a goodly amount
was raised, which will go to the orphan?
Rev. .1. S. Dill, I). 1)., pastor of the Lee
Street Baptist Church, completed the list
of speakers on t.lie subject of the orphan
age, and Immedintey after his speech a
subscription amounting to $890.50 was
! taken up and it will t.'" to the general or
I phan fund.
I Tne meeting was adjourned with
I prayer by Rev. Dr. R. W. Crid in.
The Association met promptly at 0:80
o'clock and was opened with prayer by
Rev. Brost on Craig, of Norfolk. The
minutes of the preceding meetings were
read by the secretary, Rev. Hugh C.
The report, of the home mission board
was adopted by a unanimous vote. On
motion of Dr. Broattdns, the election of
six trustees for the Southwest Virginia
Institute was referred to a committee.
The committee to which the question
to appoint, a field secretary on the State
misssion board was referred, reported
l that in t he best judgment of the com
[ mitt.ee they did not deem it expedient to
I appoint one. The report wits adopted and
tlin pending intention, the report of the
Mate inissjein board, adopted.
Kev. B C. Hening. chairman of the
obituary committee, reported the follow
iug deaths among the members of the
association: Revs. Henry Herbert Harris,
!?'. A Scott, (ieo. H. Chaplin and John
W. Harris. (Mowing tributes of respect
wert; paid to the memory of the departed
brethren by Rev J. Wm. Jones, Rev.
Dr. Buttle. Rev. E. C. Dargeu, Rev. Dr.
Hatcher, Rev. J. J. Hall, Rev. Dr. Bagby
and Rev. J. W. Mitchell, who was the
originator of the move by which about
$800 tins been raised for [ t he widow and
children of the late Rev. John W, Ranis.
Rev Geo. Berle offered a prayer, at the
conclusion of the addresses of tribute.
The local ministers of the city who*
were present were, at the. request of
Rev. T. J. Shipman.brought forward and
! introduced to the. association.
Rev. Dt. Meador, of the Columbian
Baptist Association, of Washington, was j
introduced and made a brief speech.
Dr. M'fadorwasa member of the Bit; Lick
Church nearly fifty years auo and it was
at a Strawoerry Associat ion held In that |
ol1 brick church that the Baptists in this
section raised money on which he received
an education preparatory to entering the
ministry. Rev. Dr. Meador was born in
Rev. C F. James, of Danville, Va ,
chairman of the committee on education,
made his annual report. Dr. James
j spoke at some length on the education of
the Baptist young ladies of this State,
which Is a higher education than can he
obtained at most of the Rapt ist schools,
and suggested the idea of eocdua
tion at Richmond College for tli;se youug
Hon. John E. Masscy, State Superin?
tendent of schools, said that, he was in
favor oi to education and th it the wort
?KJE, VA., T?ESOfl
had been started, und it whs only a ques?
tion of time until the doors of Richmond
College would be opened lor young Indies
who desired to obtain u hiuiier education.
Rev. Dr. R. J. Wlllingham, of Rich?
mond, Rev. Dr. Boatright, president of
Richmond College, Prof. Mitchell, of
Richmond College, and Prof. Cocke, of
Hollius, discussed the educational ones
tion at some length, and when the hour
for adjournment arrived, Rev. J.' Wm.
.lOnej moved to strike out the first clause
in the report, oftei which they adjourned
with prayer by Rev. Dr. Councill.
The afternoon session was opened^with
prayer by Rev. W. B. Loving, 01 Iron
The Association received the following
telegram from tlie"Meihodist conference
now in session at Danville:
"To the Baptist General Association,
Roanoke, Va.: Virginia conference semis
Christian greeliucs. See Pbilliotans,
Thechiirmnn appointed Rev. R. \V.
Crld'in, of Burkeville, as a committee on
reply, and he sent an appropriate greet?
ing to the conference.
A communicatiou was read 'asking tho
Association to send delegates to a conven?
tion ot the American Anti-Saloon League
which will meet in Columbus, O., iu the
near futute. The invitation was re?
jected, not. because the Association dill
not heartily believe in the niovement.but
did not deem it wise to send delegates
from the Association.
A communication was received from
the convocation of the Protestflut Episco?
pal Church, of Virginia, asking the co?
operation of all '-eligtous denominations
to petition the Senate mind State legisla?
ture as follows:
"That Information having reached us
that the penitentiary 'and other prisons
within this State, from overcrowding,
and other causes, are so operating as to
increase an 1 propauate "crime, to the
degradat iou of humanity and t he disgrace
of this commonwealth of Virginia, do
therefore, most earnestly request and pe?
"That your honorable bodies take "im?
mediate steps lookiug to the correction
of these evils, by having separate cells
lor each convict, and such sanitary ar?
rangements as mqdern science and im
I provetnents allord.
"That you will also enact, such laws as
will operate to the classification of pris?
oners, to produce the best moral results,
looking especially to the keening of the
young in irrimu from associating with the
more hardened anil vicious; ami also aim
iu every other way to bring to liear the
whole possible reformatory forces to re?
claim and restore the criminal to trust?
worthy citizenship, making him a help
to, instead of a parasite upon, the life of
i he commonwealth.
"That your honorable bodies also con?
sider, formulate and set into operation
such a system of inspection as will bring
the best elements of our manhood up to
tho help of the prison authorities in their
great struggle to stem and correct this
rising tide of crime: which is threatening
our homes, our honor, our lives and cur
civilization: thus organizing and bring?
ing t o bear the best and strongest forces
our civilization and our Christianity can
I produce to the saving of our manhood.
'It is also reported that under the
1 present management a latgo suoi of
; money is being turned into the State
j from the penitentiary each'ycar, and the
I use of this money could largely remedy
i the conditions in said prison's ulant. We
I would most urgently appeal to your hou
j arable bodies to order that our prison
[ labor, as far as practicable, be utilized,
i first and foremost, in makiag our prisons
I as complete and healthful as they can
i possibly he made, foclthe protection Of
I human life, and the reformation of the
1 characters of those confined therein."
The communication was referred to the
following committee: Revs. R. H. Pitt,
I). D., and James Nelson, I). 1)., of Rich?
mond, and Rev. L. R. Thoruhill, D. D.,
The committee or. the change of the
constitution mittle a lengthy report ami
several changes were made, wbicli
brought forth a lively discussion from
some of the most eminent members of the
The report was finally adopted after a
few changes of minor importance.
Rev. J. M. Pllcher, of Petersburg, cor?
responding secretary of the Sunday-school
ami Bible board, made the llfty-ninth'nn
uunl report of that organization and it
seems as if there is a little discord among
some of the Baptists in regard to the
Sunday-school and col portage, work of tho
board. The matter was iliscussetl pro
ami con for com4 time, but finally tho re?
port was adopted.
Rev. W. P. Runaway offered the fol?
"Whereas, the General Association has
approved the effort to raise $80,000 for
the Richmond College, a portion of which
has been secured: and,
"Whereas, the seventy-fifth anniver?
sary of the body would be an appropriate
time for such a thank offering by the
Baptists of Virginia for God's great
?'Resolved, That an effort lie made to
complete this proposed fund durin? the
coming year by raising not less than $2* ,
000 of the said sum.
"Resolved, That a committee of live be
appointed to represent this body in the
effort of the trustees to gather this offer?
ing from our people anil to report at the
next meeting of the Association."
While the question was )p?ndiog, on
motion of Itev. J. Wm. Jones, tho meet?
ing was adjourned with prayer by Itev.
Dr San ford.
'I Ii?, evening session was opened with
singinir by the choir, led by Prof. Wolf
sohu, and prayer by Hev. Dr. Hundley.
Rev. A. K. Owen, corresponding secre?
tary of tho board of foreicn missions
made a report of the board, which was
adopted. The missionary situation was
briefly discussed by Revs. J. W. Duke.of
Berkeley. Rev. Dr. Cot said that God
had greatly blessed the chuich for the
work ahum that peculiar lino and devoted
a portion of his address to giving the
statistics of the number of converts that
were brought to Christ with the aid of
missionaries sent fmm this country.
Rev. C. C. Cox, of Newport News, ad?
dressed the Association in behalf of lor
eign missions and strongly advocated
continent oa <?! ;l>'.li i>un<
LY, NOVEMBER 21
All Places of Worship Crowded to
the Limit on Sunday.
DR. WILLIXGHAM'S ABLE DIS?
COURSE AT CALVARY CHURCH
IN THE MORNING AND DR.
M'CONNELL AT NIGHT CHARMED
A VAST AUDIKNCE- DISCOURSE
BY DR. JONES ON "STONEWALL
JACKSON" PLEASED A VAST
The Calvary Baptist Church was
crowded to its utmost capacity Sunday
morning and Btandiug room could liardly
be obtaiucd: all were eager to hear the
able aud eIoi|tient Kev. R. J. Willing
ham. secretary of the Foreign Mission
Board of the Southern Bam ist conven?
tion, of Richmond, Va.
The services opened with a song set vice
and devotional exercises,after which Rev.
Dr. Tichenor read tne first chapter of Rev
elatins aud invoke 1 a Divine blessiug.
Dr. WilliiiKbam tnok his text from Rev
elutious 1:18? "And in the midst of the
seven candlesticks one like unto the Sou
of Man." The subject of the discourse
was "Christ in the Midst of the
"I do not say wo understand the uood
book. There is much in it that you do
not understand and much that I do not
understand. In the study of this truth
that is presented to us this morning, I
will BUggest somo thoughts that you can
ponder over with the hope that you can
The speaker le'ated the meeting be?
tween John the Baptist and Christ in th
southcrn part of Alia Minor, and the
words of the tatter, "Fear Not, be not
"My brethren, if we could see Christ
we would f.V. prostrate at His feet. The
seven candlesticks means the seven
churches, and in the ftr.it jiisee Christ in I
II is last Re (relations tell us that He is for?
ever standing among the seven churches.
I believe in the coining of Christ. I be?
lieve He will come in the clouds; but,
thPuV. God, I believe''.*., another doctrine
- -that is, that Christ stands atnoug the
seven churches, and when we speak wo
aught to speak words that will honor Je?
sus, for I verily believe that He is among
the churches all the time. 1 am afraid
that sometimes when we are entertain?
ing this visitcr and that visitor that we
are forgetting our duties to our Master.
"Ccd wants us tobe faithful- faithful
unto death?and 'I'll give you a crown of
life.' He does not teach us to be success?
ful. He, .speaks wtrds of reproof and cor?
rection, as well as words of lovo anil
peace. Read how he reveals Himself to
the tlitTereut churches. We all ought to
be more consecrated than we were ten'or
twenty years ago. The Lord Jesus Christ
also teaches us church discipline. We.
need a great revival in all [our churches.
Not to take in members, but to put
some out. The man that continues in
this and that sin is a dead branch on the
tree, and a drawback to the church. Wo
must remove these causes or Christ will
remove our candlestick out "of its place,
"We must have church discipline.
Dr. Wllilnglmm closed bis discourse
with nn eloquent appeal in behalf of for?
Solos were well rendered by Miss Annie
Moomaw, of Clovcrdale, and Prof. Wolf
sohn. The services'clused with prayer by
Rev. Dr. Morehotse.
The Calvary Baptist Church was filled
Suntlay nighl b if ore 7 o'clock, half nn
hour before the regular time for services,
a nil hundreds were turned away and had
to go to other churches. The services
began with , t he usual devotional exer?
cises, after which Rev. Dr. McConnell, of
Lynchburg, preached to the vast audi?
ence bi his usual elcquent manner.
Miss Taylor, of Petersburg, rendered n
solo that, deserves especial mention.
Dr McConnell took his text from Jere?
miah S.'l'i. "Is there no balai in Gilead?" i
"This text, was meant that thero was
some hurt somewhere. At this ago we
are living 80S times faster than our fore?
fathers. We have undertaken to handle
a great many things that ought to have
been b .ndled otherwise. The monopolies
anil the concent rat ion of money have al?
ready gone mad with power. ;lt has been
said that corporations have no soul. They
have no soul. We feel the effect of the,
combinations of money affairs in our re?
ligious circles and our churches. Labor?
ers are soured by trickery and filled with
discontent. They are knocking at the
churches and we have to handle it to 'he
bast of our abilities. It conlronts us this
wiy: Power vs. the people, and people
vs\ power. We have the same gracious
uoSpcl thst was preached naes aim before
thele things were ever heard ot. Some
of rlo great corporations in this State
runfiheir trains on Sunday And force
th<>fl- employes to go out on the roaa, all
forffheir own greed for gain. Our Sun
daff. and home life are in "ieat danger
WH have tosett'e things in the church
thflg should never have come there.
ll'lie Loid Jesus Chris) never made a
chUBy-h a palace sleeping ear or a place of
easeJbJiiit a place of love, labor, toiling,
saci MVe ami struggling
".-?Vic Bap! i>is are giving more money
to seVItt orders and secret organitttlons
than Miey do i o tho Baptist Church. I
do iioh mean to say anything against
these I rganl/.a lions, for laainoi familiar
with flieir inner work.
"Silu.ij., the churches are compared
to thJtres A youiiL man sometimes
takesWjj, j.jrl to the t lie i're and there -lie
sees Ann woman who has prostituted
hersi iftif jver.Vltl nn iii?' a woman holds
dear But expose herself, and this girl,
who-.?,t.;|rt es pit a pat and who has
no br?? Bftyg, obi if '?'??' ehurch would
only Jji inti rest d in the theatre. 1 have
km.vtfl chur, :b meml-ers to leave their
own Bayer meetings to ^o to tho then
"liny it with pain th thecovetousnoss
of si?p ?f iin- chur hes of God have rc
The Times will mail postage paid,
copies of the paper containing re?
port of Baptist convention for two
cents a copy,
sorted to low menus to raise money. I
hope 1 will be pardoned for giving an il?
lustration. In Lynchburg there was a
religious organization that placed a sheet
over a young lady and showed her bare
feet for money. The pulpit has not lost
its power. There is n.tthlug in the world
that wields the same influence as Jesus
Christ's ministry. I would not be afraid
to compare .the pulpit with everything
else in the worltl. No.brethren.thopulpit
lias not lost its power. Go in every sec?
tion, on hilltops and rales, and 'proclaim
the mighty word of Jesus Christ. "
Dr. MoCotiuell closed his discourse
with an admonition to church members
to stand together,espeeii?lly for their on*
denn.n i nut ions.
The services closed by singing "How
Firm a Foundation,'' and a Divine bless?
ing which was invoked by Itev. Dr.
Dr. .T. Wai. .Tones ptcached Sunday af?
ternoon at the First Presbyterian Church
: to a pauled house on the "Christian
Character of Stonewall Jackson." It was
a special sermon before Wm. Watts Camp
Confederate Veterans, over 100 of whom
were m?ssen in front of the pulpit. Dr.
Jones announced as his text, "Be ye fol?
lowers of Me even as I, also, am of
Christ," and ilien Illustrated the Chris?
tian chaiacter of Stonewall Jackson an''
held it up for the Imitation of his old
followers, closing with an earnest appeal
to the veteians to trust iu the Saviour
whom Jackson followed, and be ready
when their call comes to "cross over the
tiver and rest under the shade of the
trees" with tbeh groat leader.
Rev. J. B. Hutson, pastor of the Pine
Street Baptist Church, of Richmond,
preached to a good audience in the morn?
ing at St. James M. E. Church. Text:
Dr. Hutson nreached at the Vinton M.
E. Church in the evening.
Rev. B. Cabeil Benins preached to a
packed house at the High Street Baptist
Chinch, colored, In the evening from the
text, Revelations 3:15:16. Subject,
Rev. E. F. Mustek conducted services
at Bonsack and preached an al lo sermon
on the subject of "Religion.'
Rev. R. E. Taylor preached to a very
largo congregation at St. Paul's M. E.
Church, colored. Subject- "FePowship
With Christ,'' I Cor. 1:11.
At the Woodside Presbyterian Church
Rev. G. W. Hurt preached in the after?
noon fion the text found in*.Tohn 17:24.
Subject: "HehoMing His Glory."
Rev. R. B. White, of Stuart, Va..
preached Sunday at the Norwich ni'ssion
frDin the text: "How to Reach the
Masses," Mark 1'2:37. Subject: "Tho
Common People Heard Him Uladly."
Rev. GfcO. Boston Taylor, D. D.,
preached an eloquent sermon Sunday
night, at the Beluiont M. B. Church Ion
the subject: "In Account With God."
Text: "So then every one of us shall
give au account of himself to God." Rev?
Rev. L. R. Thornbill, of Manchester,
pre.icled to a gcod audience Sunday
night at Trinity M. E. Church. Text:
1 Peter 7, "Untc you therefore which be?
lieves He is precious.".
At Grace M. E. Church Rev. R. S.
Dill, of Richmond, preached an able ser?
mon at 11 a. m. Text: First Corinthians
1:0; ?'tloilis faithful by whom ye umn
called unto the fellowship of His sou
! Jesus Christ our Lord."
! a:, night in Yiiiton Baptist Church, I
Prof. John Follari1. preached from ! Co?'. I
3:13,." And the lire shall try every man's
At the Salem B.iptUt Church at ll a.
m. the Rev. W. J. Shipman, of Hon?
ton, preached an excellent sermon on
'?The Security of the Christian," taking
his text from John. 10th chapter and 28th
verse, that being, "They shall never
The Rev. E. \V. Winfrey, of Culpeper,
preached at the Vinton Baptist Church
Sunday morning on the subject of "The
Significance of a Shout," having taken
his text from the 2d Chronicles, 13th
chapter antl l?th verse.
Tho congregation of Bethany Presby?
terian Church were treated to a line ser?
mon Sunday morning by Rev. C. C. Cox,
of Norfolk, who preached from the text,
"He that wlnnetn souls is wise,'" taken
from the llth chapter anil 31st verso of
Dr. J. A. Speight preached to a large
congregation 'it the United Brethren
Church Sunday night, taking bis text
from the Olli chapter of .Matthew and the !
28th verse, which reads, "Consider the
On Sunday, 3:30 p.m.,a meeting In the
intarest of 11. Y. P. U. was held it li e
First Baptist Church. Excellent speeches
were made on different subjects by Rev.
E. B. Hatcher, C. II. Shipman, Dr. II.
W. Battle, J. Garland Pollard. These
speeches were instructive and inspiring
and it is believed that much Ltood will re?
sult. The who'e meeting was nnder the
direction ol Rev. Ceorge B rax ton Taylor.
Rev. B. C. Dargan preached at the
church at Hollins Institute Sunday night
on the subject of "The open sec-et of a
great, life," taking Iiis text from Gala
tians, 2d chapter and 20th verse.
Rev. J. A. Beam, of North Carolina,
preached at the Dunkard Church Sunday
at 7:30 p. m. from the text. ' The bless?
ings of the Lord, ii makoth rich and He
addeth no sorrow with it," from Prov
erbs. 10th chapter ami 22d verse.
At the First Baptist Church Sunday
morning Rev. E. C. Dargan, of Nahville,
preached a soul stirring sermon to a large
congregation on the subject of "The
drawing power ol Jesus," taking his text
from fchn, 12th chapter and 32d verse.
Dr. Dargan is a very eloquent and pol?
ished spenker and preaches with much
feelloc 'inl earnestness and held Ids con?
gregation spell-bound during his dis?
Rev. M. B. Whartoa. D. D., pastor of
the PreenmKOn Street Baptist. Church, of
Not'oik. Va., "reached at 11 a. m. at
Greone-MemorM M. B. Church South
Text: Whoito image and superscription
hath It?" l.uke 20th chapter.
At the Second Presbyterian Church
Rev. H A. Bagby, of Richmond, preach
el toa coed audienc4 on the subject,
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"The character of Simon r'efer consid?
ered asan evidence of th?? dlviue origiu ot
the New Testament Scriptures."
Rev. Thos. A. .loliuson, of Lexington,
formerly secretary of tho Y. M. C. A. of
this city, preached to a good audience
Suudny night at the Fourth Avenue
Christian Church. Text: Romans* 8:7.
Subject: "Enmity against Christ and its
Rev. .lohn A. Rarker, of Clifton Forge,
preached at the Vin'on Presbyterian
Church Sunday morning, taking his text
from the lUth chapter of Mark and the
21st vcise, which reads, "One thing thou
THE THORN TRIAL,
Seven Jurors Accented and tho Trial Will
Long Island City, N. J., Nov. 22.?
Seven jurors were accepted this aftt moon
to try Thorn, the accused [murderer of
Guldeusnppe. Lawyer ;Howe appeared
very prodigal in bis peremptory chal?
lenges. The jurors chos?u were Themas
Marse, carpeDter; Jacob ?M. Weeks, fat
mer: Georite Cox, stone mason; Wm. W.
I bitfield, carpenter; Wellington Germond,
builder-: .Toliu S. Dolon, farmer, and
Louis Fisher, carpenter.
The court tuen adjourned until 0:!J0 to?
morrow mornlnir, when the sossiou will
resume ami the remaining jurors be ac?
cepted. Tbotn continues to be very ner?
vous and it is feared that he will break
down before the trial Is [completed. It
is thought by the jail guards that he will
attempt, suicide, as bis movements are
very suspicious, aud he is being watched
very closely at all times very closely.
COMPETITOR PRISONERS HERE.
New Ycrk, Nov. 22.?The Ward Line
steamer Saratoga, from Havana, arrived
at her pier at the foot of Wall street this
afternoon. The Competitor prisoners,
Capt. Lahorde and his companions, were
among tiie passengers. They were heartily
received at the dock by many Cuban sym?
"GREAT SCOTT" BURNED OUT.
Baltimore. Nov. 22.?"Great Scott's"
big furniture store, !*19 North Howard
street, was destroyed by fire late this af?
ternoon. Four persons who were oq the
fourth floor of the building are missiDg
and are supposed to have perished. Uriah
Pollack's furniture store adjoining was
damaged somewhat. The loss will be
TWO MEN KILLED.
Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 22.?Two 250
horse power boilers exploded this after?
noon in the Craves elevator worVs, a one
story huildin" corner .Toues and Center
streets, which power was used to operate
machinery in three big commercial
blocks. No cause can be assigned at
present for the explosion, but an inspec?
tion of the boilers was in progress when
the accident occurred. Robert Henry,
fireman, ami Robert Starr, boiler inspec?
tor, were instantly killed. Several others?,
were injured and two other men are
missing ami supposed to lie dead under
ihe wrecked building.
~ ADJOURNED FOR A DAY.
Chicago, Nov 22.?Tho second trial of
Luetgert, which was to have begun to?
day before .lodge Horton, was at the re?
quest of t he dofcuse postponed until to?
morrow. ~ Luelgurt's attorney announced
that be would ask for a change of venue
from Judge Horton. Luetgert swears
that be will net lie trieil bsfore Horton.
Nothing has been decided yet as to when
the real trial will begin.
Although we have been in business sev?
enteen years, during which time we have
handled.nearly all the lotuling makes of
pianos, we have nevo" had as finerand as
complete a Hue of instalments as we are
' exhibiting n?w. Wo have the largest
stock of\piano?, we suppose, that was
ever shown in Roanoke, consisting of so
veral grades, from the highest to the me?
dium. Wo do not. carry the cheapest,hav?
ing by experience learned that it does not
pay in the end. We ^buy iu large qunn
lities for two houses, Roanoke , and
Lyuchburg, and arc therefore buying
cheaper by from $25 to $10 than ever be?
fore in the long history of our house.
We are prepared, therefore, to offer
greater inducements, both in price and
terms, than heretofore. We ask till to
call and verify for themselves these facts.
ROBBIE PIANO CO.,
J. 1). ROBBIE, President.
Don't fail to attend the fire sale
at Enock's Bazaar. Goods slight?
ly damaged by smoke to be sold
ROANOKE CYCLE CO.,
108 Salem avenue s. w.
Now in stock. Greatly im?
proved in finish arid tone. New
styles ju<t received. *
Kjobbie JiKano Co.
Lowest prices. Kasy pay?
ments. No interest.