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_ N. AND W. LOS ES. gl j
A Verdlt in Norfolk Against the Com?
pany for $1C,000.
Norfolk, Deo 10.? Allison Moore, col?
ored, foi a Ung timo sexton of tho Cen?
tenary Metliodist Episcopal Church,went
into the woodshed back of his house, ul
No 11 Brown stieet about 12 o'clock last
night, and ended his lifo by drawing a
razor across his throat, severing tho jug?
ular vein. His wife found him dead
shortly after tho deed was committed.
The. dead man had been in ill-health for
some time, ami this :s believed to have
been the cau<*e of his act. Ho leaves
three children anil a widow.
' The jury in the ease of J. L. White vs.
tho Norfolk'*aud Western rdlro id 'reach?
ed a verdict yesterday, aftei a considera?
tion of -wt-lve hours, gWiug the plaintiff
$10,000,or half of what". b??**ked for. A
motion was made to set asu'e the verdict
on the ground*! that the amount was ex?
cessive. Judge Mart'n still has before
him lor consideration the question of the
advisability of certain evidence to which
the defendant demurred.
Judge Prentis has rendered a decision
in the case of the Norfolk Virginian and
other daily papers against the city of
Norfolk, in which the plaintiffs sue for a
from collecting a special tax upon news?
papers Judgo Prentis makes the tempo?
rary injunction he granted perpetual, on
the ?round that this city cannot levy a
tax which the State does not impose. Tho
case will be taken up to the court of ap
Now York, Dec. "10?H. O.^Havemeyer,
tho sugar king, who was reported yester?
day to be suffering serioussly from an ap
poudicitis operatiou,. has Mieen up and
aoout for some time. Ho went driving
i Marlon Marl
"Ixird unadulterated is less wholesome than vegetable
oils, and absolutely pernicious to most stomachs."
Ccttolcuc contains just the proportion of beef euct, combined with
tue purest vegetable oil, to make a perfect shortening.
for cither shorten im
a. Tho ^eniiino 11 r-.-M everywhere In one t-> ti-n pound yellow tins.
,vj with < in Irmlo-marko?"Cottotrite " unit Heer't liraUin cotton-plant
r? wreath?on every tin. Kot rjuarnntceU if i.ulJ In any outer way.
*~ Mono only l y
IIIS- t!. K. FAIREANX COMPAflV, Chicago, SI. I.oais. Now York, Montreal.
i CONDITION Cr THE NATIONAL EXCHANGE BANK OF ROAKOKE, '
I October 5,1897.
? Loans and discounts.$341,215.49
$ Overchecks. 48
? llnltetl States bonds (tosecure circulation) and premium.. 2."),197.50
? Real estate, furniture, fixtures, &c. 13,910.28
% Redemption fund with United States Treasurer.-. i. 125.00
$ Cash and exchange (gold coin $30,000). 138,285.78
4 Capital, sut plus and profits.$122,104.00
2 Nhtioual bank notes outstanding.'. 22,500,00
% Deposits i individual, $355,21:4.38; banks. ?10,804.14). 375,088.52
I 1519,093 48
Santa Claus Providing
a Yuletide Feast.
for hi* friends will find lots of good
thingsjm our shelves to make merry with
for the holiday season. We will have
Hein/, high guide mince meat for your
pies, the finest quality plum pudding,
just like home made, new Leulmm citron,
fancy Stnvrna dates, coeoanut macaroous,
Java colTee. highest grade table butter,
(ju?eu olives, and everything in staple
goods. We beg to call attention to our
chocol tes, plain candies and Tenney's
goo.'s- hj bulk'and'boxes.
SANDY P.~FIGGAT & CO.
YOU EXPECT FULL' WEIGHT
When you buy C< >AL, just
as you <lo when you purchase
a pound of tea or sugar. _
Vor ALWAYS GET
FULL WEIGHT when you
W. K. ANDREWS & CO.
The Belled Team Coal Dealers.
It' you arc we can help you.
If you want to buy we, have
some choice properties at very
low prices on very easy terms.
Splendid 8-room residence, Jefferson
street, $2,500; $500 cash, $20 per'month.
Property renting for $18 per month.
7- room residence, Eighth avenue,
Terry's Hill, near Jefferson street,
$2,800; $000 cash. $25 per month.
" 8-room house, Sixth avenue s. w.,
$1,500; $50 cash, $15 per month.
One of the best houses in the southeast,
on Wheat street, uear Dale avenue,
if1,200. Terms to suit purchasers,
8- room residence, best, location. Taxe
well avenue, only ?000; $75 cash, $12 per
(j-rooin house, Dale avenue s. a . neat
school building, $750; ?",0 cash, $10 per
G room residence, Seventh avenue n. e.,
$800; $8 cash, $S per month. Nothing
more thau rent.
A cosy cottage, Northeast Koaaoke,
?I rooms, large lot, nice shade, good
stable, newly papered, only $(100; $25
cash, $5 per mouth. Now renting for
4-room cottage, Borer avenue s. w.,
large lot., beautiful shade, will make any
small family a desirable home. Worth
$800. We now offer it for only ?525; $10
cash, balance about rent per month.
Vacant lots in all parts of the city at
your owu price.
I! you desire to own a home in lloan
ol<e call Ht-.d talk with us, as we can tel I
you anything that is for sale in che. city.
ELLIS BIS., 104 Mfsob Streei.
101 JEFFEHSON STREET.
NATr VAL EXCHANGE BANK BUILDING
THE IRON INDUSTRY OF VIRGINIA
To the Erlitor of Tho Times: What Is
the matter with the mauy furuacea along
tie Norfolk and Westernf The irou
murkut Is improving, consutnptiuu is
heavy, prices rauge from $'J to $10 and
still have half ? do/.er or more of tho fur?
naces of Virginia are lying idle. What
is the cause of Ulis condition? To the
outsider it looks tktt when the Pulaski
and Cro/.ler furnaces aro able to make
irou, in fact liavu been able all tho time
to compete in the open market, the other
furnaces are or should be ablo to run.
We know- that the Bristol furm co has
been in litigation for a long time, but
new- as this matter is settled it is to be
hoped that the concern of BrUtol capital?
ists will put the plant in operation. Bris?
tol, we predict, can make iron as cheap
as any other furnace in the South. .The
average mileage to bring the ore to the
furnco will hardly be above sixty miles,
in one case less lhau twenty-five miles,
and if the iron deposits ' near Ablugdou
should yield good [returns the distance is
I even less.
1 The Alnx Meadow furnace gets its sup?
ply of irou partly fiom a mine to which a
railroad has been built, but it would take
money to put same in shape, and as the
distance by rail to the Cripple Creek re?
gion is about thirty-five miles it seems to
be only a question of grit and energy aud
wise management to get. this 'furnace on
a paying basis. That the magnificent
plant In Graham shou'd stay idle is
Strange,*the more as the "[resources to the
coal fields andjjthe opening of the section
reached"by the Dig Stony railroad, with
ricli deposits of ore, should suggest that
practical furnace men should look into
this business. *J*"j
The writer is uot well euoug'i posted
as to the Radfurd furnace, but he under
stands that tho ore supply depends oa the
building of u branch rotul, eleven miles
Is uot. a strange case to see. the double
furnace of the Cro/.ier Company nourish,
while the West End furnace in Roauoke
aud the Salem furnace seem uot to be en?
abled to get on a sound basis. These two
furnaces can draw the raw material from
the same sections that the Crozier fur?
nace,"[and it flocks as if the success of
those plants depends solely on a wise
The Buena Vista furnace will be in
blast*Jsoou,but the Shenandoali furnace,
we believe, is Idle. Considering the up?
ward rtovements'in tho markets; consid?
ering the amount of capital spent in these
plants and the sources our furnaces can
draw'the raw,mai.eria1 from still consider?
ing that some of the finest iron proper?
ties in thejjState are'not opened, it looks
to me that parties interested in the wel?
fare of the Southwest end the Sheuan
doah Valley ought *o take up the question
of iron making iu Virginia. All the
towns from Bristol and Bluelield to Roa?
uoke and Lynchburg und Norfolk,and up
the Shenandoab Valley, are~intereste\l in
Hut we do not accomplish anything by
getting up resolutions. What we should
do is to get the boards of"trades in our
Virginia towns'to put upnioney;then let
them employ n.bustness'man to look Into
the iron situation,and if his authful re?
port favors the movement, then lot the
world know what playing business we can
We will have a common interest in out
furnaces,and let us co something. Per?
haps our citizens are willing to start a
public, subscription through the South
wesi and tho Valley to get on a move,but
I believe that the boards of trade, and
there are nearly a doOcn of such organi?
zations in the territory mentioned,should
take hold of Hie matter. P. S.
WORK OF A HRCTE.
Ho Murdered Five Little Children ic
Their Mississippi Home.
Wessen, Miss., Dec. 10.?Last evening,
during the absence of her husband, Mrs.
Brown Smith and li\e children were mur?
dered at their home eighteen miles east
of here. An iufatit child was the only
?nie sparen. The sheriffs of Lincoln and
Copiah counties have'gone ^to the scene
wit h blood hounds.
.-?ii ith ifl a son of ex-Representative
Smith, of Simpson county.
It is reported that one of the little girls
supposed to be dead has revived She
said the murderer was a negro and she
Charley Jones, the negro who Wednes?
day night murdererd Mrs. Brown Smith
and her four childrea near Wesson dur.
ing the absence of Mr. Smith, has been
captured and lynched by an infuriated
Virginia Carriage Factory No. 40!?
Henry street, opposite P. O. Headquar?
ters for all kinds of repair work.
WANTED.?Iron safe, weiging 1,200
1,501) pounds. Address with description
and price, "S," care Times 12 11 'it.
SOLICITORS WANTED. ?Two good
men for fraternal insurance. Situation
permanent. Well known society. Apply
Ho*el Ponce de Leon, A. N. W., Room ?8.
12 1 2t
VALUABLE Roanoke county land for
sale. Ninety aTts on the west side of
Franklin road between Leslie's Store and
B?ck Creek,"four miles south of Roiinoke
city. Sixty acres in original heavy tim?
ber. A rare chance to secure a farm.
Terms liberal. Apply to II. II. and C.
L. CARTER, Blackstone, Va 12 8 hn
WANTED.?A few more boarders; my
new residence. II II South Jefferson
st reet (Stewart bnilding); accommadatiou
first class, heated by steam throughout,
hot and coldMiaths. Elegant stahlt for
rent, cheap MRS. H. C. HOPKINS.
12 4 Hn
BOARDERS WANTED -- Apply to
Mrs. M. A. Moseloy, OtfO Franklin Road
s. w. ! 1-4-tC
BOARDERS wanted at 1"23.*> Chapman
avenue s. w. 10 'Jvi tf
WANTED?Salesmen for every town be?
tween Roanoke and Bristol to handle our
line all wool blankets and other house?
hold goods, sold on easy monthly pay?
STANDARD INSTALLMENT CO.,
ISAAC CANNADAY, REPORTER.
The football question is being agitated
again. To-night tho Demostheneana
will discuss the question, "Resolved,
That football playing should be abol
Thomas Engleby, of Roanoke, was on
the Btreels yesterday. '
SupervisorW.'H. Burnett, wto has beeu
sick, is out again. _l
J. T. Engleby, of Roanoke, was in"the
Walter Watsou, 'of Broad street, re?
turned ,yesterday niornii.g from Balti?
W.I.Watts, of Roanoke was in the city
Mrs. Ii. t\. Potter is quite ill at the
home of M:s.(St. Clair ou High street.
S. I). Creasy, who has been in Clifton
Forge.'is in Salem for a day or"two,after
whicli he goes to a is home In Bedford
Rev. H. C. V. Campbell leaves to-day
for Glasgow,\ a., to assist Dr. McCorkle,
.Sunday in dedicating the Presbyterian
Church'ut that place,anil*;in the'iustalhi
tion of Rev. Strlbllng as pastor of same.
The tvio Mormon elders who have been
in town for several days, ate making a
house to house canvas for lodging aud
other accommodations, as they s .y "un?
der the guide of the Lord." Not long
*ince they called at the house of a lady on
Brand street and informed the lady that
the Lord had seut them there to flud ac?
commodation" f.ir the night. "I am
sorry," auswered the. lady, "hut Pthink
that you or the Lord have made a mis?
take." Seeing the door shut unceremo?
niously in their face the brethren of the
long coat, tails took their departure.
Roland .T. Ferguson a largo apple
grower of Back Creek, w.is here yester?
The towu council at its last meeting
thoroughly discussed the question'of tho
right of persons other thati bona Ilde res?
idents of the district to send t heir chil?
dren to the public schools of this place,
aud a committee composed of Conuncil
men Howies and Campbell were appoint?
ed to confer with .the school board ,aiv'
ascertain all the facts in the mat ter and'
report at the next nieer.ng of council.
This is an important subject, and we are
glad tc see the council taking hold of It.
William H. Thomas, general manager
of the Algoma t_oal and Coke Company,
of Algoma, W. Va., was iu the city yes
tercay in' consultation with the presi?
dent of the company. L C. Hansbrough.
.T. I?. Saul returned 'yesterday from a
trip <o the Southwest.
It seems that the small boys of tho city
to spite tiie nouncilmen for their recent
action in regard to the ft re works ordi?
nance, have provided themselves with
india-rubber whistling balloons. With
these instruments they make such au ear
piercing noise as to add greatly to the
discomfort of passers-by. The nuisance
should be abated.
While the present legislature is so ag?
gressive along the lines "of economy, re?
trenchment and reform, we are clearly
of the opinion that some steps should be
taken to'prevent putties who are not
bona fide residents from entering their
children in our nubile schools. It has
grown patent that peopplo have pur?
chased insignificant bottom lots in order
to pass muster as real estate owners, and
who pay a small tax thereon, and claim
all of the free school privileges, although
they are in no sense residents, and have
adopted the most glaring subterfuges in
oider to evade the spirit of the law. A
good 'many move their families here
from other counties and stay during
school months only, without paying any
taxes that we know of. We, too, are for
retrenchment and reform, and do not
think the children of our'own town peo
pie should be crowded out by strangers.
If this matter progrenses, a schoolhouse
and schoolhouse nccommodal ions as large
as Roanoke College will become neces?
sary. We have already paid a good deal
of money on improvements, and would
like to see the balance of our loose change
applied to legitimate^purposes, if possi
ble. We hope some learned school man
will take the matter up, point, out tho
trouble and attempt to draft the remedy.
Thos. Lowe, of Roaonke, is visiting his
sister, Mrs. G. .1. Ligon.
A MILLIONAIRE DEAD. *Z
Charles Flclschman, of Cincinnati, Suc?
cumbs to Paralysis.
Cincinnati. Dec. 10.?Charles fleisch
man, the millionaire distiller, died at
4:80 this morning of paralysis. He was
striken late last night. The seriousness
of the stroke was immediately recog?
nized. He had a slight stroke wh.le
yachting in New York last summer.
He was president of the Market Na?
tional Hank, the Fleischman Yeast Com?
pany,"the Flelschman Distilling Com?
pany, and several other concerns. He
was a member of the State senate and for
years a prominent ligure in Ohio politics.
LUCKY INSURANCE AGENT.* Is
New York. Dec. 10. -The "insurance
agent who pla tedJYanderbilt's million
dollar policy, just before the latter left
for n tripaiotiml the world, will receive
$8,500 each year for the next twenty
years as a commission.
Tho ancient Greeks believed that the
penates were the gods who attended to
the welfare and prosperity of the family.
They were worshipped as household gods
in everv home. The household god of to?
day is Dr. King's New Discovery. For
consumption, coughs, colds and for all
affections of throat, chest and luugs it
is invaluable. It has been tried for a
quarter of a century and is guaranteed
to cure, or money returned. No house?
hold should he. without this good angel.
It's pleasant to take and a safe and sure
remedy for old and young. Free trial
bottles at Massie'a Pharmacy. Regular
size ?Oc and SI.
Don't he persuaded Into buying lini?
ments without a reputation or merit?
Chamberlain's Hain Balm costs no more,
and its mcri'.s have been proven bv a rest
of many years. Such letters as the fol?
lowing, trom L. G.Bagley,Hueneme,CiU.,
are constantly heing received: "The best
remedy for pain 1 have ever used is
Chambetlain's Fain Halm, and I say so
after having used it in my family for sec
eral years.'? It cures rheumatism, lame
back, sprains and swellings. For sab by
M. c. Barnes, "He pt ts up prescrip?
Oysters by the pint, quart or gallon at
A Winchester Couple Married in Charles
Charlestown, W. Va.. Dec. 10. Mr.
Edward ll. Coffer, of Winohebter. V??., u
well-known bicycle dealer.uud Mis* Ella.
Hello Hollis, of that city, an eloping cou?
ple, were married in this place at 10
o'clock this morning iu tho parlor of tho
Watson House, by Rev. Dr. A. C. Hop?
kins, pastor of the Presiyteriau Church.
They left for'a trip to Kastern cities.
The marriage of Mr. Cecil Hurst; linker,
son of Sher'ff Eugene Baker, of Jefferson
couuty, to Miss Mary Ross, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Ross, of Knox
ville, Tenu., Is announced to take place
at tho homo of tho bride ou Thursday,
The'stockholders of tho Charlestown
Electric Lignt, Heat and Power Company
met, iu this place yesterday and elected
Cflicers. The company has begun the
erection of a lire-proof pewer house on a
site purchased from tho Columbian
Buildiuir ami Loau Association, near the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad station, in
this place.and known as the Rosolle mill.
They will have iu operation by Febru?
ary next oue of the best equipped plants
in the Valley of Virginia.
MR. STEARNES ACQUITTED.
Charged With Making a False Statement
in Regard to Traders' Rank.
Lynchburg, Dec. 10. ?The jury iu the
case of Thomas F. Stearnes,cashier of tho
defunct Traders' Bank, who was arraign?
ed in the corporation court here on the
charure of making a false statement iu re?
gard to tlie bank's condition to the aildi
I tor of public accounts, brought iu a ver?
dict of not guilty lato yesterday after?
noon, after remaining in their room ex
notly three minutes. Mr. Stenrnes1 trial
began on Wednesday morning and lasted
exactly two days. Three Indictments,
similar to the one on which he was tried,
are flill pending auainst^him, and were
taken up for consideration this morning.
The opinion is ex presse'1 that the com?
monwealth's attorney will not attempt
to prosecute the matter'any further, and
if this proves to be the case.it will bo the
conclusion of a very futile etl'ort to hold
certain oOlcers of the Traders' Hank re?
sponsible for the bank's failure.
WONDER FUL 0PER ATION.
Chillicothe, Ohio., Dec. 10 ?An heroic
operation was performed to-day upon
Wm. Conway, who, for .the past month,
has been completely paralyzed because of
a disabled neck. An attempt to press
the vertebra hack into place had proved
futile, so the neck was out"open, directly
over the (Ifth cervical vertebra, and It
was touud to bo fractured and resting
upon tho spinal cord. The bone was
chiseled away until the spinal cord was
exposed and all pressure removed. The
incision was then closed and Conway
ralMeil nicely. It is believed that he will
nDW'recover completely. The case is one
of the most remarkable in logical surgi?
DANTON" MC XDAY KILLED.
Buchanan,Y.'i., Deo. 10, ? Dantcn Mon?
day, of Roaring Hun, in this vicinity,
was killed Wednesday by a freight train
near tilen Wilton. He was terribly in?
jured several years ago at Indian Rock
quarry, but had so far recovered that he
could go about and give entertainments
of a phonograph. He was the son '?f
Thomas Mundy, deceased, and leaves a
mother and several brothers. On brother
Wils killed by a mule several years uj?0.
New goods daily, a little of everything.
Most torturing and disfiguring <>f Itching,
Imming, scaly shin ami sr.il|i humors i* m
stanllj relieved by a ivarm bath with Cirri
etiit \ Soap, a single nppllent i>?n of Ci nccn.\
(ointment ?. the great skin cure, and a full (logo
Of Ct'TlCI KA kksoi.VHXT, greatest "f lilnml
puriAcra niiil luiinor cures, when all else fails.
Ittold Ihrniiishnnlth? irnrM, I'otti r DnrnAHn Cncil.
C?ki'? j'ropt., Horton. "How in Cuias;.lt Hhciini."(r?.c.
Call up 'plume 146 and 100, both new
Where they keep the best WOUl) and
A little of our COAL
Makes lots of heat,
Their COAL is hot
It can't be beat.
It boi!s]your pot
It fries your meat,
It heats your room
It helps you sleep.
NELMS COAL CO,
for nalance. 101 Jefferson street, Ex?
[#i Aali for SB. MOOT'S PBS
. Vet?-Sand for clroular. 1?
fflSf Uli. IVIOXT'S* OKTES1
For sal*-w OHAS. D. J
?'CLEANLINESS IS NAE
ESTY." COMMON SENSI
WOOD! WOOD!! WOOD!!!
For PINE or OAK wood?by the CORD?
or by the LOAD?prepared tor COOKING/
STOVE3 or In BLOCKS FOR HEAT?
ING STOVES, go to W. K. ANDREWS
& CO., 219 & alcm avenue. Their belled
teams nru always ready to deliver it.
THE Fidelity and Deposit Company of
Maryland is the largest Southern bocd
company. Assets, $3,301,21)0.13. Bonds
can be given in ten minutes. Kates very
low. The largest fire companies in the
world represented. CHARLES LUNS
FORD & SON'S, Agent*, office corner
Campbell and Jefferson.
Dr. Cady's Condition Powders are justs
what a horse needs when in bid condi?
tion. Tonic, blood purifier and vermi?
fuge. They are not food but medicine
and the best in use to put a horst in prime
condition. Price '25c per package. ***
Doll Babies and Toys, new'and cheap
Gravatt's Fair, 0 Salem avenue.
and the most
word in the
English language and the one about
which the most tender and holy recol?
lections cluster is that of Mother?she
who watched our tender years; yet the
life of every Expectant Mother is beset
Et Mother's Friend
so assists Nature in the change taking
fdace that the Mother is enabled to
ook forward without dread or gloomy
forebodings to the hour when she ex?
periences the titc joy of Motherhood.
Its use insures safety to the lives of
both Mother and Child, and she is left
stronger after than before confinement.
Sent by Mail, on receipt of price, 51.00 per bot?
tle. Hook to ?' Expectant Mothers " will be mall
oil free on request, to any lady, containing val?
uable in to mm in n an?! voluntary testimonials.
Tko Bradflcld Kegclator Co.. Atlanta, Ga,
SOLD CY ALL DRUGGISTS.
First Time in Ronnoke,
ACADEMY OF MUSIC,
Wednesday, Dec. 15,
The ''Greatest Ever" and one
of the Real Attractions.
Chas. H, Yale's Mighty, Massive,
Marvelous and Magnificent
In Three Acts and Pleven Full Stage
A Huge Dramatic, Pantomimic,
Ballet, and Specialty Combi?
60 REORLE 60
li rum I uml Ito
W it chill;; Hull, In.
The Novel. Wonder-.
Till S peel ao l ci.
TIlO l'an-lnat lug,
Tb? Princely. <>or
The Wonderful Trick
The MaKslvo Real
The Original Ctttchy
Iii? Grand and
1 be Complete Dra?
Tho Original I'opu
7 he Murv. loan Me
ctlitu leal i-.Ueols.
Tbc Or. utest Attrac?
tion yet one rod -ibis
Every Requisite for a Grand Perform?
ance Carried in Special U, R, Curs.
The Curtain will rise Promptly at S
Nothing but a local
remedy or change of
climate will cure it,
Uel a well l:ie?wn
Ely's Cream Balm
It Is (inlcklv Ah
Borbed. Glvej Relief Bjyg?^\xv>^vi?MX
at ones. Opens und EBK?"_
^ralbcNi9all>d8- COLD 'N HEAD
Allays Iiillnminstton. Heils and Protect? the
Mi-iniiruno. Xeetorea the Senses of Tks'o and.
Smell. Full Slzo BJe; Trial Sire lCc at OiuggletB
or by mall.
KIA llltOTUEKS. 58 Warren Street. New York
DYEING AND CLEANSING ES?
Ladies' and Gentlemen!!
Winter Clothes cleaned and
dyed to perfection. Good
I l O Campbell avenue.
J. DEVOX. Proprietor.
[?'?5g The only aafo, sure am!
reliable Facile PILL
ever offered to Ladies,
. _?8 ed to married Ladies.
INYKOyAXi PIIiXiEt and take no othor.
rice 91.UO per box* 0 boxes for $5.00.
VHOAJL. <jo.t - Clovelmid, Ohio.
V COMMKirn "TRBKT
t V-/>A. KOANOKK, VA
PRIDE, DIRT'S NAE HON
E DICTATES THE USE OF