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VOL. XIX, NO. 4?
About That ChiisTmas Present.
WHY NOT SELECT A
Send for illustrated catalogue describ?
ing i ho many styles in which the Ptemo
is made. Pricea to $50.
ROANOKE CYCLE COMPANY,
JOS Salem Avenue s. w.
A Word About
Most of these art; so light in weight
that they break after using threo or four
times. Onr line is the best and heaviest
weight made an'1 prices but slightly
higher than the inferior soods. tV small
stock of the lighter weights on hand.
See comparison. Prices same as .lohn
son & Co., New York, and Daniel Low
& Co., Salem, Mass.
EDWARD S. GREEN,
M \NUl'ACTURlNG JHWELKR.
(roods selected now and a small de?
posit paid, will bo reserved for future
We have reduced the price Oil T. W.
Ribbons to 50c each?per do/.eii. Bach
la tter Carbon Paper, two sheets for *ic.
V. W. Linen Paper80c per renn.
If you want to .save money, buy from
10 Campbell avenue.
Watch our advertisement Sunday.
See Our Beautiful
Line of Pianos.
We are now receiving that beau?
tiful line of photos your atten?
tion was culled to a few days
ago. They will have to bo seen
to be appieclated. We are
carrying our samn line --MKH
LIN, MAINES and KROE
GER PIANOS. At: inspection
of the MEHLIN will prove It
to be thu finest piano ever
brought to the city. You are
invited to call at
J. E. ROGERS & CO..
No. 115. JelTersou street.
"Look at Her Feet!"
This familiar exclamation may mean
two very different things?admiration or
ridicule. Don't let it mean tho latter in
* your case. Re proud when you hear
people say "look at her <eet:"' It's easy
enough: come to us for your shoes, and
your feet will be both handsomely nnd
BO W DHE SHOE COMPANY,
110 South .TefTerson street.
? MAKING INSURANCE VALID.
Atlanta, (in., Dec. 2 ?A bill providing
for the incontestability of insurance nol'
cies atttr their flr>t year has passed the
House of Reptes ml at i res. The imasure
was vigorously opposed, its cueinhs de
noucing it us placing a premium on
crime, but it'.will probably l'o i I rough
Forecast for Virginia: Generally fair:
stationary temperature! noithorly wind?.
The Most Serious Defeat Sustained
by the Spanish.
THEY ADMIT A LOSS OF 200 MEN,
BUT CLAIM A VICTORY AS
USUAL ? TRUSTWORTHY RE?
PORTS, HOWEVER, SHOW THE
CUBANS TO BE THE VICTORS.
THE BATTLE LAST TWO 3AYS
IN PINAR DEL RIO.
Havana, Dec. 2, via Key West.?The
fiercest battle fought in the province of
Pinar del Rio since the death of General
Muceo wns reported hero jestcrday by un
uflicial Spanish account, published in nil
the newspapers, ami by communications
from the insurgent lines.
Though the Spanish report boasts, as
usual, of a great victory, it confirms, in
many details, the Cuban story. Special
information .from trustworthy sources
leaves no doubt that t he result was tho
most serious defeat sustained by the
Spanish army since the battle of Cnrca
rajicara, in the same province.
Tho battle was lougbt among the hills
of Romero, Mandama, and Los Palados,
in which the insurgent (Jen. Dncassi was
encamped with his'army in 500 huts
made of palm treo leaves. At Cuchilla
and Calmitos, two other mountains, Dn?
cassi had also some 2,000 men strongly
fortified. Tho insurgents numbered iu
all some 3,000 men, well armed with
modern rifles and dynamite be nibs.
The Spanish columns of Gen. Vernal
and Hernandez tie Velasco combined to
d'slodge the insurgents from their posi?
tions at Romero, Mandama and Los
Palados. They bravely fotght to attain
that end the whole of Monday, but wcro
repeatedly repulsed by the patriots. Sev
etal bayonet attacks by the Spanish col?
umns ended disastrously for them, and
after over 100 Spanish soldiers had been
killed and their lines had been thrown
into confusion by several dynamite explo?
sions, both Spanish generals decided to
retire and ask for reinforcements.
On Tuesday morning the battalion oi
Araujui/. came to the help of Gcuerals
BernnI and 'Hernandez, rie Vemsco, and
then the Spanish, numbering 0,000 regu?
lars, made a desperate attempt to lake
the stronger position! of Caimittts and
Cuchilla. With a sacrifice of sixty-seven
?nen. they took at the point of tho bayo?
net tho heights of Calmitos. But new
bomb explosions prepared by the insur?
gents soon dispersed them.
Dncassi took Cuchilla auain before
noon. Three Span iah battalions gave up
tho fight and ret ired.
The oflicial Spanish report published
here by the press censoi says:
"The loss of the insurgents were im?
mense. They lied in panic and Gen.'Ber*
nal's cavalry forces are still pursuing
them. We had one major and two sol?
diers killed and one major, one captain
and nineteen soldiers wounded.'*
But the Spanish officers under Gen. 11
do Velasco confessed that their losses
were over 200. and that It was the ban!
est fluht they had evei had in Cuba.
Senor Canalejasarrived yesterday even?
ing at Pinar del Rio city, with los four
secretaries, on.a special train from Ha?
vana. Ho had a splendid reception frcm
the municipality and the whole Spanish
population. The new nutonoinist gov?
ernor went to the station to welcome
him But the Spanish editor, answering
all there cordial manifestations with the
warmest terms of gratit ude, did not lose
any time in gathering nil the detai.3 Ot
battle for his newspaper and senl report?
ers itrnund tu investigate.
Another sensational report conies ftom
the east to the effect that the patriots
had attacked the. town of Bayumn, in
Santiago de Cuba province, almost de?
stroying (he. want of (riiisa, in which
they Becured a h rge booty in the form of
arms, ammunition! clothes and v'ctuals.
Tho fact is ollicially acknowledged by
the "Spaniards in Havana, though it is
said that "no details are known."
M'KIN LEV OFFENDED.
Will Re Seen Less ^Frequently [at the
Washington. Deo. 2.?Tho report that
the President.would withdraw from the
Metrop'ditan Mct.hcdisi Church on ao?
couut of the sermon preached by its pas
i tor on Thanksgiving day is denied. It is
probable, however, that the President
will Its i-oen less frequently at that church
and will attend services more often .else?
THE POPE OUSTS SCHROEDER.
Catholic Un'versily Directors Decision
Rome. Italy, Dec. 2?The World corre?
spond learns on unquestionable authority
that the Pope has no" intervened in the
dispute between Monsignor Schroetter
and the Catholic University, at Washing
ton, 1). C, settling matters by approving
lie decision of the University directors to
force Monsignor Schroeder out.
HOWARD GOULD SUED.
New York, Dec. 2.--Frank D. Mobray,
who was once steward on tho yacht Hil
| degaid which George'Could purchased
from the Prince of Wales, Jhas brought a
$50,000 damage suit against Howard
Gould. Ho war 3 Gould had hot lowed the
yacht and a lot of old fireworks on hoard.
Mow bray fired off the fireworks under
Howard Gould's direction; .there was an
explosion and Mowbray lost the siuht of
A BIG ORDER.
The Hobble Piano Company gave Mr.
*jolhy,of*t he Colbv Piano Company,an or?
der for ten pianos, half to be shipped to
their Lynchburg housennd half to Roan
oke. This Icoks like business. Tlu'Tinies
is glad to nee this old house still \ reaper.
NOKE, VA., FRIOJ
LUCKY J, HAMPTON.
Said to be Slated for United States
Washington,Dec. '2.?The contemplated
meeting of tho Virginia Stute Republican
commit tee in Wellington has been do
j terred until so.i.e time next week. Sen?
ator Manna's presence is 'necessary, and
the postponement is due to his nhseuce.
The lirst. import) nt business of the com?
mittee is to agree upon the appointment
ol marshal and attorney for the Western
District. .Republican speculation plainly
indicates the appointment of Colonel
Drown Allen as marshal and ?). Hamp?
ton H?ge as district attorney. The nilt
i chine has emloiscd Allen, and this action
I will not; be reconsidered, ,t is stid, unless
! in deference to homo nnte-electlen prom
I ises. The committee has not considered
tho Iloge appointment, but H?ge has tlu
individual endorsement of Collectors Air
new and llrady. He retired from the
Congressional race lust year in tavor of
the gold Democrat, with the distinct mi
rierstnndiug that he should be made dis?
trict attorney 'U the event-of McKiuley's
election. This agreement WBfl made, it
is understood, with Mr. Raima's sanc
tion, if not at his Suggestion.
Ex-Policeman Foiled in an Effort to
Kill Uruguay's President.
) London, Dec. 2. ? A dispatch to the
i Times Irom .Monteveido says thai an at?
tempt was made there on Wednesday to
stab Senor Jose Cuestas, President ad
interim, of Uruguay. It was unsucness
I ful, the bystander warding ulT the would
I be assassin. The man was formerly a
I member of the Montevideo police force.
News of the outrage spread rapidly and
caused great excitmeut, but the city is
under martini law, ,aud there has been
' no on! break.
Montevideo, t'ruguny, Dec. '2?Dr.
j Mignel Uerrera y Obes, it presidential
] candidate, who was minister of the iutc
! tlor and of justice, in the cabinet ol* the
I late President llorda, and who has been
I ordered into exile by a decree issued yes
terday'by Senor Cuestas, tbe piesident
ndintorlin, will leave this city to-night
I for lhtenos Ayres, Argentine republic,
lie will be accompanied '-v Gen Tujes,
Dr. Aguirrae. and Senor Krian, the chief
of the iiuinicniiliiy c.f Montevideo, who
have also beea exiled by the acting pres?
i The Count Acknowledges the Authen
t'city of the Letters Published
Paris, Dec. 'J ?Viscount Ferdinand
! Walsin Est erhazy, the retired Frenc h
army oflicer who is charged with having
written the letter which led to the Im
1 prisonmeut on Devils' island of Alfred
, Dreyfns, the former captain of French
artillery, who was convicted .'toy court
1 martial of seiling military secrets to the
agents of a forciun power, is said to-day
: to have acknowledged the authenticity of
the letters recently published by Figaro,
with the exception of one, in which th?
Con nt is said to have expressed the fol
! lowing sentiments:
to-night 1 were 1 old that I should
' be killed to-morrow as a captain of
Uhlans, while sabering French, I should
, certainly be perfectly happy. I would
j not harm a dou, but I would see. a hun
j tired thousand Frenchmen killed with
It is understood that theiepon of Geit
, eral Pellieux, who was appointed by the
. military governor o! Paris, General Snus
I sier. to investigate the charge brought
! against Count Esterha/.y, states (hat he
; is satisfied with the guilt of Dreyfus.
There Is, however, general indignation
j here at General Pellieux's statement that
! he has not Inquired into the possit lllty of
; Esterha/.y having written the memoran?
dum upon which Dreyfus was convicted,
which is one of the charges brought
i.gaiuht tbe Count, the general simply re?
marking that he considers the court-mar?
tial definitely settled that joint
TO RESTORE RATES.
Unanimous Action lo That Eaect by the
Interested Western Roads.
I Chicago, Dec. 2.?Passenger rates be
j tweeu Chicago and Sr.. Paul and Minne?
apolis and Duluth will be restored on De?
cember 12. All the roads interested in
tin- tr.iilic in this portion of the territory
of the Western Passenger Association
were represented at the meeting, and the
decision to restore rates as soon as the
legal notice could be given to the Inter
state Commerce Commission was unani?
mous. Until then the rate of made
by tho MUwaukee and St. Paul, will la?
in ell'ect on all tho roads, but to night
Chairman Oaldwell sent it message to all
other passenger associtions and interested
lines.'asking them to refrain from using
tho $7 rate for basing purposes.
There will be no change in tho ernin
rates east from Chicago ;for some time,
the trallic^olliclals "of the eastern roads
having failed to reach an agreement.
NOT SERIOUSLY ILL.
Washington, Pec. 2.?Word was re
ceived to-day at the national Republican
headquarters that Senator 11 anna e>
pects arrive in Washington on Mon?
day. From this it is "argued that his ill
noss is not of a serious nature. Major
Dick is expected lo return with Mr.
APT BROTHERS ASSIGN.
Philadelphia, Dec. 2.?The firm of Apt
Urothers, whose stcre was destroyed by
ore on Sunday,have assigned for the ben
ell t of their creditors, Th< assignment
covers the $05,000 it sur.nn i which the
firm had on tnclr stock, and this step i
taken that al' creditors may abate alike.
JOHN D. SCOTT, M D . and 1). D. S ,
corner of Third avenue and Talrd streo
n. e., Roanoke, Va. 'Phone 410. Offlcd
ho irs: From S to 12 a. I?.: 1 to ?"> p. in.;
t> to U p. m.
!LY, DECEMBER 3,
VIRGINIA EN LINE.
Bill Introduced Into the Legisla?
ture to Prohibit Football.
Richmond. Vn., Dec. 2?A bill was in
traduced in the Virginia legislature to?
day prohibiting the playing of football in
this State where an admission fee is
charged Tho penalty is lixed at .*?t) and
a line of ^T> for each person engaged in
the game. Some of the most prominent
society women of the State are at the
head of the movement to stop tho brutal
LEGISLATION ON IT.
What the Fenato?" From Ruunoke Did for
I Iis Const ituents.
I Richmond Dispatch: Mr. Ciaytor. of
! Ro.uioke. introduced a measure, whose
i adoption he asked under suspension of
I rules, to suspend the operation of the
j law whereby delinquent lands are sold
for taxes due, after a uotice of thirty
There was much interest manifested in
Mr? Claytor's till, and discus-ion upon
it was earnest and prolonged. The patron
said that great hardships had been
wrought upon lund-owneis in Ronnote
through the operations of the present
law, citing an instance in which a lady
hat? come near losing properly worth
thrusauds of dollars because she did not
" know that there was Tue upon it a tax
amounting to $18 for the year lssy, two
years before she purchased it.
Mr. WJckham admitted the hardships
wrought by the law, and sympathized
with the innocent sulferers. hut said he
was*unwilling that such a radical change
in (he taxing laws he made in such a
Mr. Ciaytor pleaded for the adoption of
his measure, aud Seuator Foster, of Nor
folk.'came to his aid, declaring that in his
distiiut hardships such as those described
by Senator Ciaytor had been wrought in
Mr Turnbull spoko in favor of the mo?
tion, using the general arguments al?
ready advanced, which called forth from
Mr. J tush back the question as to whether
tho vested rights of innocent purchasers
were to no nfTected. Mr. Turnbnll
Mr. Withers opposed the measure, say?
ing that, purchasers of ptopeity upon
i which tin rt; fvere taxes due were guilty
of negligence in not knowing whether
the land was clear.and that this deprived
them of standing in law.
Messrs Foster und L laytor sgnln spoke
in favor of the measure, but Mr. Boy
i kin introduced a substitute, which was
adopted after an can es! speech by the
mover, in which he vigorously declared
against pronouncing not innocent pur
chasers those who bought realty upon
wh'ch back taxes were due,for people are
I not in the habit of making or having
I made searches through records for the
purpose of finding defects of title of this
.Mr. Boy kin's substitute provided for
the appointment of u committee of five to
he appointed,by lieutenant t/overuor to
: report as speedily as'possible upon this
I subject.or report a bill intended to nc
I complish the end asked lor by Mr. Clay
tor. This commit tee consists of Messrs.
I Roykln, Wickham, Turnbnll, Meli.value
and Mush back.
' HANDSOME BEQUEST TO A CHURCH
j Atlantic City, N. J., Dec. 2.?The will
I of the late Henry L. Elder, who died
' here yesterday, provides a handsome lie
j quest to old Dhrisl Church, Philadelphia.
! The estate is valued at about. $300,000.
The children of the deceased, six in nnm
j her, are given the income of the estate
during'their lives. At their death the
grandchildren an: to receive stated
amounts, and the residre is to be held in
trust for the benefit of Christ Church.
The income is ?o be applied to the pre Ser?
ratien of the church tut an histor cnl mon?
ument. Mr. Rider's ancestors were mem?
bers of Christ Church, and lie himself
! was a new-holder. He was born in Phil
j adelnbia, coming to this city seventeen
I years ago A large portion'of Mr. Elder's
estate? consists of real estale in this city,
which is rapid 1) increasing.
MYSTERY OVER DR. EVANS1 WILL
IVris, Dee. 2.?Exciting scenes may be
looked for when the will of the late Dr.
F.vans is opened. Claimants have been
arriving from America twice a week in
batches. The last are expected here next
Saturday. Dr. John F.vans, the nephew,
told the Worb' correspondent to day that
he thinks the will is to be opt ue.1 next
I Monday,though he has not been officially
j notified yet of his uncle's death. It. is
not knrwn even by M. Vallols, the late
Dr. Evans* lawyer, whether the instru?
ment is signed or not. There seems to be
an itnoressi;.n that the doctor fell under
bad influences just, before his death, and
that the will of last September w as dic?
tated by designing persons.
TO RoI.L BIG RAILS.
Pittsburg, Dec. 2.?The Carnegie Com?
pany has almost completed the altera?
tions in the plant at Homestead by which
it will he able to compete for [he world's
steel girder trade. It is claimed that the
overwhelming tonnage practicable will
drive all competitors out .of the market
when combined with a contemplated
change in price
The company will manufacture nine
inch rails. IPO pounds to the yard, *? vari?
ety for which there is a heavy demand.
They will be made of open hearth steel,
an innovation in the trade. The Carne?
gies can mine their own ore, [transport it
over their own road, and turn it from pig
into finished rails nndei one roof.
ROILED HIMSELF ALIVE.
Leavenw< i th, Kan.. Dec. 2.? Patrick
Carr. an ex veteran, was found dead to?
day in a bathtub a' tli> Soldiers Home,
the Mesh being s,> badly cooked that it
dropped from the bones. It is evident that
he committed Nuicido by jumpuig into
the tub of scalding water. ' lie was'n.ar
iie:ltoa yoang woman and is said to
have had domestic troubles.
f'atogni's is a goi d place to get your
meals?and entertain your friends.
Examine tho Virginia Carriage Facto?
ry's buggies before buying. OlVteo No
400 Heury street.
JUDGE DAY DECLINES IT.
Refuses to Accept the Office of
Washington, Dec. S.?Assistant Secre
tnry Day lias Admitted in an official state?
ment that he had been tendered the office
of Attorney General upon the leave tak
iuu of that otlice by Judg" McKenna,
when he shall I ave been confirmed as no
associate justice of the'supreme court. I
In his statement Judge Day says:
j "Tho President some lime ago was I
I kind enough to tender me the position of
attorney general in the event of a va |
cancy in that office, which, after consid?
eration, I have been reluctantly compell?
ed to decline for reasons entirely pei
Judee Day, who is one of tho men in j
Washington closest to the President, will '
continue to remain as the assistant secre- I
tary of the State Depart ment,. in which '
position he will be able to give the Presi- j
.lent that advice ami counsel in whh h
Mr. McKinley has so*much respect and
confidence. In the event that Secretary
Shermnn^should at any time resign the
headship oi the State Department, .ludge
Day will be given the premiership.
NOW A REALITY.
Maxim Says His Airship is a Great
Pittsburg, Dec. 2.?Tho Pittsburg lie
j duction Company has just received
' another big order tor aluminum from the
! Atlantic and Pacific Aerial Navigation
Company, at San Francisco. With it
came a letter giving the names of tho offi?
cers, which up to this time have been
kept secret. The letterhead bears the
names of Hiram S. Maxim, the inventor,
as superintendent of construction: C A.
Smith, president, and M. .\. Terry, sec?
retary of the company.
Mr. Maxim furnishes the following de?
scription of his vessel: The dimensions
arc?cylinder, !IS feet 2 inches in diatn
1 eter and ill) feet in length: length [of for
I ward cone, 50 feet: lentc'h of after cone,
j 45 leet; total length, l?s feet. It occu?
pies 100,000 cub'c feet tf space. This pro
1 pelllng power is 105 horse-power naphtha
engine. The cylinder'engine and every
; part of tin- machine so far as practicable
is made of aluminum, which was pur?
chased of the Reduction Company heio.
j The shin now weighs about 5,000 pounds,
I and will carry more l ban a toil's weight
i of provisions and passengers
Th>' naptha for the engine will be
, stored in cases, which will hold Enough
I to drive the shin around the earth with
j out replenishing the tanks. The skin of
j the ship is double and tilled with hjdro
I gen eas It is confined in separate com?
partments and i" the upper part of the
? vessel and in cones. A tail projects up
want from the stern of the ship, which
directs its movement? with its tail. The
rudder changes the course from right to
j left Motive power is secured by the big
aeroplane si the stern,which is driven by
' the naphtha engine, A speed of 100 miles
an hour has been attained,
j It is Btated'in the letter that an a'umi
1 num airship ?ent out. by the com puny
! went from San Francisco to Cleveland in
three days. The Reduction Company
[ ofilcta.S say the red and green lights BSCn
in thi West last summer~wus this ship.
Mr Maxim says his company has now
passed the secret experimental staue aud
will build a number of ships.
POISf INED 250 PATIENTS.
I Galltpolis, Ohio. Du-. 2?Two hundred
and llfty patients at tho Epileptic Hos?
pital were poisoned to-dny. Dr. Rutter
and his corps of physicians succeeded
after a desperato'flght in checking the
outbreak without a fatality. As it is,
! some of the patients are still in a critical
The presun ption among the hospital
physicians is tuat the infection came from
some article of food eaten by the patients,
and the bacteriological department is
making a riuirl analysis of the food
cooked during the past few days
Some think a deleterious drtu; was
placed in so:ue of 'the vtctunls, and that,
i with the whole-sale discharge of employes,
has put the instittlition in the throes of
LOST III.- Wil l'. IN A BIG STORK.
} New York, Dec. 'J. -Michael Clark
i came here from Rocklnnd, Vt., with his
j bride on a wedding tcur. They went
1 shopping to one of the big ilepartmenl
stores. They ltoi separated in the store
and Ci uk -.vas'unable io lind Iiis lodg?
ings. Iii-, wife thought she had been
abandoned and vrent back to Vermont.
Clark went into n'snloon and there he
found some very social men, "*dio gave
him knekout drops and relieved him of
his watch and money. He went to get
his bride to-day.
ELOPED WITH AN'INDIAN.
New York, Dec. 2, -Miss Mabel Gibbs,
daughter of Mrs. C. M Gibbs, has mar?
ried a half-bred Indian, who imv'e the
young woman's acquaintance in Rutland,
Vt., where the Gibbs family at the time
resided. To Keep their daughter from
mating with the Indian the family moved
three times,the last move being to Brook?
lyn. The lover followed them and finally
eloped with her.
For the best
COAL AND WOOD
Farman Ss FUppo,
1<>S Salem avo.S.W.
Another big shipment, of Downey's
world famous Don lions und Chocolates,
50 cents per pound, put up'in attractive
boxes at Catognl's.
Look nt cur 25 cent books. Gravatt'a
Fair, '.' Salem avenue.
Don't fail to attend the fire sale
at Enock's Bazaar. Goods slight?
ly damaged by smoke to be sold
regardless of cost.
PRICE 3 CENTS
Captain Hanson, of the Alaska
Company, States Facts.
HE DECLARES THAT UNLESS SOME
OP THE PEOPLE NOW [AT DAW
SON CITY LEAVE THEKE VERY
SOON, STARVATION WILL STARE
THEM IN THE FACE?TOO MANY
PEOPLE ; THERE AND NOT
I ENOUGH POOD.
Fan Francisco, Dec. "2.?The Alaska
Cotninercal Company received informa?
tion from Daw son City yesterday giving
the precise condition of affairs in that
place. The letter is written by Captain
Hanson, the company's agent and man?
ager at Dewson C'ty, and Is dated Octo?
Captain Hanson refrnins from com?
ment or piedttcious, but his statements
concerning the food supply on hand, the
number of persons dependent thereon,
the very scant additions received by J^the
two last shipments and the exodus of
people to places where food may [be ob?
tained, all point to an impending famine
during tho coming ??inter.
Hanson is in a position to know all
about the supplies in and near the town
and how far they will reach to sustain
the people until additional food can be
obtained in the regular way. His state?
ment is accepted as the most, reliable that
has come from that source, Bud contlrms
the news sent by sooie newspaper corre?
spondents that unless part of .the people
leave Dawson [very soou some of them
Mr. Hanson says: ''There were 5,000
persons in Dawson. 500 of these had loft
town at the time of writing. As far as
it. was possible tr ascertain, thero wore
provisions enough to feed ;t,."iili> porsons
through the winter on very short, rations,
antt more people were then ' preparing tc
i leave, going either up "or "down the river
! to some place where food could be ob?
tained. The exodus ol these people wero
necessary to avert famine."
Concerning tho amount ot fond landed
by the steamers Weare and Bella, about
which conflicting 'statements have been
s?nt out, Hanson writes that the Weare
landed only sixty-eight tons, instead of
ISO, as stated, and the Hella landed sev?
enty-six tons at Dawson. Each of these
steamers were relieved of'sixty tons at
Circle City before reaching Dawson.
MANAGER WELLS IN NORFOLK.
.lake Will Probably Have Charge of tho
Norfolk Team Next Sesason.
Norfolk, "Dec. 2.?Since tho negotia?
tions between .Owner Cunningham and
Manager Rinn, of tho Lancaster team,
have been brought to an end' the former
] has been on the lookout for a'eompetent
in in to take charge of the Norfolk base
I ball club lor next season. Among thoso
on whom Mr. Cunningham has had his
I weather eyes is .fake. Wells, who for
three seasons pas) has piloted the Rich?
mond team so successfully.
Mr. Wells hud a contract with Mr. Do
nati, of'the Richmond team, to take
charge of his club, but recently Mr. Do
nati sold the franchise to the Richmond
Traction Company and Mr. Wells does
hot (Cnow whether or net his terms will
be agreeable to the new'owners. In case
they are tut he will come to Norfolk and
promises to*have a winning team here
Ho was In the city yesterday in confer?
ence with Mr. Cunningham and while no
definite agreement was reached, enough
is known to state that if the Richmond
Traction Company does not Immediately
accept Mr. Well's terms he will manage
I the Norfolk team next season.
DEER OUTRUNS AN ENGINE.
Port Jervis, N. Y., Dee. 3?As train
No. !! entered Shimer's cut [on the Haw
ley branch of the Delaware division yes?
terday. Engineer Hulshlzer sighted a
buck on the rails. Th3 animal tossed
his head mid started up toe. track, and
Hulshi/.er put on morn steam. The buck
sprang over a 20-foot culvert and^took a
10-foot bridge in his stride. Hulshizcr
tleolurea his engine was runu'ng at the
rate ol SO miles an hour, but for four
miles the buck led It, There was a side
cut and into it the [blieb rau and stood
there, panting and exhausted, whilc'tho
'.rain rushed by.
quality of tone.
Kasy, elastic touch,
diul graceful in design.
%\tkhk $iuno Co.
Factory prices. Kasy pay*
incuts. Xo interest.