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VOL. XIX. NO. 6:
of yours will be greatly disap?
pointed if sho doesn't get a
KODAK for a Christmas gift.
Wo have them at prices from
$5 to $15.
ROANOKE CYCLE COMPANY,
108 Hu lorn avenue s. w.
There la no more practical and accept?
able (rift than a good watch. We have a
very large new stock of both ladies and
xentlemen's watches. These MUST "UK
SOLD this week. The pn>eswill be made
to suit von.
EDWARD S. GREEN,
M A N UFAOTU RING J K WELER.
6 Salem avenue.
See Onr Beautifnl
Line of Pianos.
We are now receiving that beau?
tiful line of pianos your atten?
tion was called to a few days
ago. They will have to be seen
to be appieciated. We are
carrying our same line ? MKH ?
L1N, HAINES ami KROK
GER PIANOS. An inspection
of the MEHLIN will prove it
to bo the finest piano ever
brought to the city. You aro
invited to call at
J. E. ROGERS & CO.,
Xo. 11 5. Jefferson street.
is easy here. The style you want, the
durability you want, and the price you
can afford to pay are all considered and
provided before you come.
? t It's wonderful bow good a shoe a Viry
little money will buy now. That's be?
cause invent've genius and enterpiise
have made shoe-making an exact science.
The making of a pair of slices to day is
about as simple, a matter as when the
firfct shoemaker wove bis sandals of Pa?
pyrus on the banks of the Nile.
Modern methods make possible the
wonderful shoe bat gains we have pre?
pared for you.
BOWDRE SHOE COMPANY,
110 South Jeflerson street.
A MILLIONAIRE ARRESTED.
Nicholas P. Snyder Accused of Abduct?
ing His Own Grandson.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 21.?Nicholas F.
Snyder, president of the Snyder Oil Com?
pany, a millionaire, who lives at Shndy
and WilKins avenue, was arrested on a
warrant this evening issued by his son,
W. M. Snyder, charged with abduction.
W. M. fonyder chartres that his son,
Ward Snyder, Jr., aged 10 months, was
abductetF.by tho infants' grandfather and
is kept in hiding. He says that while ho
and his wife were out shopping the elder
Snyder drove to his home and carried
tho infant away.
The father and son are said to have
been at. loggerheads for some time, owing
to business complications.
New York, Dec. 21 ?Circumstances
pointing to a nmrder*of .uuusiml horror
were recently brought to tho attention of
District Attorney Olcott and Captain
McClusky, of the detectivoyimreau, the
alleged nctim in the case having been
Peter Dogge.tt, '.10 years old, who. if his
relatives are justilled in their stories,was
thrown into a dough-making vat ou Au?
gust 28 last and literally cut to pieces.
Xnws goods and Toys, Dolls, Dolls and
Dolls. Gracatt's Fair. I) Salem avenue.
TU 1" WKATIIKK.
Forecast for Virginia: Generally f.?lr
and colder; nortliwont winds.
Examine tho Virginia Carriage Facto
ry's buggies before buying. Ofllco No.
409 Henry street.
Macee's False Physician Receives
ONCE A BANDIT AND LATER A
POLITICAL ACROBAT?HE WAS
CHARGED WITH LEADING MACEO
INTO THE AMBUSH, WHERE HE
WAS KILLED BY THE SPAN
Havana, Dec. 21.?Dr. Zertucha, who
was iho physician of the lute Geti. An
touio Maceo, has been .appointed mayor
of Hejucil, this province.
Zurtuoha has belonged In Iiis day to all
the political parties in Cuba. At one
time ho was a bandit in the Yuelta Ab
ajo. and his record was very discredita?
ble. It was <| uite inexplicable to the
friends of General Maceo that he kept the
physician on his stall for so long a
period, notwithstanding Ihe warnings
given him. Maceo used to say that Zer
tucha's fault was his drink'ng habit.
At the time the famous Cuban com
mander was killed, Zertucha was charged
with leading him and his party into the
fatal ambush, but ho Issued a statement
in which he tried to show that Maceo
met his death in batt le in the ii-unl way.
Zertucha also assailed the Im nor of the
other Cuban leaders. After the kil.ing
of r??aceo the dishonored physician was
allowed to go free by the Spaniards, and
it was said and generally believed that
his pockets were well lined with Spanish
The local newspapers comment to day
upon the death of Lieutenant Colonel
Rillst, their sorrowful utterances reflect?
ing the sentiment of the general public.
El Diario de la Marina recalls the fact
that at the end of the ten years' war "the
rebels resorted to the same proceedings a
few days before the peace of Zanjon."
La Luclm says the fate of Ruiz, was a
"misfortune due to haste.1'
The Oflicial .Gazette at last publishes
t he ant e riomy decrees. A largely at tend?
ed mass meeting of conservatives, with
delegates from various parts of the island,
was held this evening, convened by a cir?
cular issued by the Marquis tie Apex
tegui, lender of the Spanish conservative
party. The circular ?nid the conserva?
tives expect and demand only justice
from the government.
Yesterday at Regia, a suburb of Ha?
vana, on the opposite side of the bay,
there was a sensational bull light, in
which girl bull-lighters from Spain en?
tered the bull ring and killed the nulls
like the regular professionals. They were
THE ONLY PLACE.
To buy your clothing und InmKhing
gocds right now is at SCHILLER'S, be?
cause you can net them for less than man
ufacturera cost or your money refunded
if not as represented. 28 Salem avenue.
WAR STORY LATCHED AT.
The Sensational Story That Germany
Would Threat* n the United States.
Washington, [Dec. 21. -The assertion
that the German tlcel under Prince Henry
will l:o to Samoa an ' Hawaii, tnus crea?
ting menacing situation for the United
States is ridiculed In all official quarters
here. When the reports were called to
the attention of the [German representa?
tives they laughed heartily at'.l he idea of
a German diversion against Samoa or
Hawaii. Nothing of this kind could have
ever been considered. The tleex wi'l go
to China via the Sue/. Canal, and its des?
tination is Kino Chou Bay.
Germany has taken no interest, in the
annexation of Hawaii to the United
States, and her only interests tlere are
those'of 1,400 German citizens who form
a considerable psrt of the sugar planting
DEATH OF .I. L. HOB BINS.
Winchester, Va., Dec. 21.?Mr A. L.
Spearer received a telegram this after?
noon announeiotr'the death of Mr. John
L. Bobbins, formerly of this city, at In?
dianapolis yesterday. Mr. Robbing was
proprietor of the Taylor House hero for
several years and prior to that time had
been in the United States navy.
Don' foruet that a cut of $50 on each
piano shove *'?!()(.? is mr.de by Hobbie
Piano Company for the Xmns holidays.
London. Dec. 21.? William Terriss, *,he
nctor, was buried in Bromnton cemetery
to-day. There were numerous floral con?
tributions, some being from Lord Rose
berry, Rothschilds, Mnie. De'Navarro,
and manv well known actars. fheie
were over 100 carriages, and 50,0011 per?
sons assembled-in the cemetery.
Washington, Dec. 21.?The navy de?
partment to-day received 'the news that
the United States steamship Bancroft bad
been fired on at Bmyrrm. The cablegram
was brief, and very little Importance * Is
attached to the incident. The Turkish
government had made apology, and two
Turkish oOicers were dismissed.
SUICIDE IN DENVER.
Denver, Dec. 21.--Henry E. Hack, son
of millionaire Maister Hack, of Chicago,
suicided at the Keeley [Institute here to
drtv. He was a morphine eater and was
at the institute under trettmcnu for this
habit. He took nu enormous dose.^
SELF INFLICTED CREMATION.
Dallas. Tex.. Dec. 21.?Miss Ella M.
Breesling, a .?atient nt tbe Girl?' Co?
operative Home, suicided [to-day bv set?
ting fire to the bed slio occupied, literally
roasting to death.
DON'T BE MISLED.
There is but one Manufacturers Sam?
ple Suit and Overcoat Sale and that is at
SCHILLER'S, 28 Salem avenue.
RED SUGAR just received at J. J.
>KE, VA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER
ALTHOUGH ANYTHING B,UT A PLEASANT DAY
Proved what advertising will ''o. We SOLD BOOKS "until we couldn't
rest," ana for pictures?you can look*n? our stock and see what we did tor
them. But we have not sold nil of them yet. We h> ve left a better assort?
ment thitn any house in the city. -Our PRICES tell. too.
THE FISH BURN COMRANY.
Mail orders receive prompt attonlioa. 10 Campbell Avenue
Everything in the Holiday line
TO ADJOURN TO-DAY.
The Legislative Solons Will Take
a Rest From Their Labors.
Richmond, Va., Doc. '21. - The senate
to-day conllrmed the following school su?
Amherst?C. L. Scott.
Franklin?W. O. Frith.
Heurico?John K. Fussell.
Heury?W. W. Morris.
Nelson?W. C. Fltzpatnck.
Pittsylvania?P. B. Watsou.
Richmond city- -W. F. Fox.
Smythe?C. IS. Anderson.
The legislature will adjourn to-morrow
for the holidays.
The house to-day passed, with amend?
ment the Maynard 1)111 reducing the tax
on small fertilizer manufacturers.
The Saundera bill, reducing the sala?
ries ot county judges, was passed by the
The senate refused to take up the bill
allowing :\ direct tax to commissioners
of ;? per cent.
Mr. Murphy, of Richmond, introduced
a bill restoring the whipping post.
? C0L.;J0HN S. MOSBY
Says lie Has no Expectation of Getting
Warrenton, Va., Dec. 21.?It was cur?
rently reported in Washington last week
that Col. John S Mosby wcul 1 succeed
General Leo as consal at Havana. In an
interview with Colonel Mosby this morn?
ing he said: "I have never directly or
indirectly applied for the Havana consul?
ship. There was a statement last spring
in the nowspapors that 1 had done so and
I promptly denied it. Not a single word
has evor passed between myself and the
president or any member of his cabinet
about the Havana consulate. Several
Senators called on the president last
spring and urged a>y appointment to a
first-class consulate. The consulates
named were the City 'of Mexico, Yoko
hotiiH, Japan, and Shanghai or Hong
Kong, China. These havo^now all been
filled and 1 have no expectations ot get?
ting an nppoiutment from the adminis?
tration. I was in Washington last Sat?
urday and met ex-Congressman Aldrlcb,
of Chicago, on the street, who is an old
acquaintance of mine. He told me thai
last sprinte the president promised him
the Havana'consulship, but that the ap?
pointment had been indefinitely post?
poned. I came on to argue a case in "the
supreme court and will leave for Pan
Francises to-morrow. I sujpose I-it/. Leo
will remain at Havana.
New York. Dec. 21..
J. Pierpont Moi
gan announces that the ?usquehanna and
Western railway is going to sell "coal di?
rect to the consumers. Thousands of
dealers will be thrown out of work, 'but
Morgan maintains that coal will be
Topeka, Kans., Dec.
DEATH OK MKS. HIKES.
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 21.?The wife of
ex Chief Justice Hineo, the celebrate.''
Confederate who escaped from prison
with John Morgan, died here to-day from
j congestion of the brain.
j OFF TO THE KLONDIKE.
I The operatic extravaganza, "Off to the
I Klondike," as presented by the Alleghauy
dramatic club, scoreu a great "hit." It
was by far the best amateur performance
? ever given in Roanoke, and attracted one
I of the largest, audiences of the season.
I Everybody wfs enthusiastic and thor
? oughly pleased with the play in every re
; spect. Tie plot of the production was
j admirable and indicated genius for such
! tilings. The characters were woven in
; with a skill tnat would have done credit
I to a professional playwright. Applause
was the aider of the evening, everything
I taking right along. The three chiel
clerks, Wiggle. Waggle, Wee, were un?
usually clever in their parts and their
songs and actions were features of the
entertainment. John Luck, as Queen
Victoria, was a supreme success and was
called before the curtain. Svengali and
Miss Prim were also prominent in the
fun-making. All the local hits were im?
mense', and provoked frequent outbursts
of laughter. The infantry, belles aud
clerks." 1 knew their lines and threw con?
siderable animation Into the scenes. The
marriage scent;, the duel and the forma?
tion of the Klondike agency were attrac?
tive features of the plot. The whole per?
formance rellected credit upon the pro?
moters, the actors f nd the authors of the
ATTENTION TO CLOTHING BUYERS
The sizes of the manufacturers samples
Suits and Overcoats are getting some?
what scarce. If you intend getting ono
you must be quick about it. SCHIL?
LER, 28 Salem avenue.
Will buy a Scholarship in the
National Business College. The
regular Price is $60 Apply at
The Times Office.
Leedy announces that he will present
scheine to the ^Nebraska Irrigation con?
vention which, when carried out, will
cause the arid plains to blossom asa rose.
A 1,7011-mile canal, fiom Moniana to
Texas river is the startling proposition
to be made by Governor Leedy to the
coming irrigation congress.' The purpose
of the canal would be to divert Jthe Hood
of waters of the Missouri and Mississippi
Valleys. Impound then), and let them
down when wanted. '1 he canal would tap
the Mississippi river at M?K river
Montana, anil empty Into Red river
The governor maintains incidentally
that the cost, would be only $?00,000,000,
NEW FOOTBALL CAPTAIN.
Lexington, Va., Dec. 21.?George W.
Muir,of Lexington, Ky.. has been elected
captain of the football eleven of the
Washington and Lie University for next
\;ear. lie played the position of tight
half back during the past season, and
previous to bis coming to the university
he played on the Kentucky State College
eleven, of Lexington and last, year cap?
tained and played on the Southwestern
University, of Clarksvllle, Term.
Washington. Dec. 21.?Secretary Alger
was absent from the cabinet meeting to?
day, being ill The civil service law oc
cn pled most of the meeting. There was
uo dissent from the pronosition that the
law be upheld. The opinitu seemed to
be that the principal of the system should
bo maintained, but some d'u'erer.ces of
opiuion were expressed as to the extent
c f its application.
CRANK AFTER FIT/..
Chicago, Dec. '21.?A crank nnmo'i
James E. Heenan, forced his way into
Fit/.slmmous' headquarters to-day, and
said he wantPil to light Fit/, for thecham
pion&blp'and all the money be and his
friends could get. Fit/, promised to send
llecnan the championship belt.
ESTER HAZY COM.M ITT ED.
Paris. Dec. 21. It is understood that
the preliminary Inquiry into the charges
made against Count Ferdinand Walsin
Esterhazy, iu connection with the. case of
Capt. Alfred Drevlus, has resulted in his
committal for trial by court-martial.
TO START FOR EGYPT.
London, Dec. 21.?Col. John Hay, Uni?
ted States ambassador, will spend the
Christinas holidays with Karle Crewe.
He will start foi Egypt on January 15.
FAIR WARNING TO ALL.
The great sale of manufacturers sam?
ples of Clothing will last for a few days
only. SCHILLER, 28 Saleni avenue.
Candies! Candies! Candies!
NUTS! NUTS! NUTS!
We have thousands of pounds of gcod things for Christmas. In fact we
have too many, and will sacrifice them in order to unload. Figs, Dates,
Malaga Grapes, Oranges, and everything else good.
HUNTER & CO.,
Comer Salem Avenue e sd Commerce Street.
PRICE 3 CENT8
About it any longer?let us decide foi you about that CHRISTMAS
GIFT you wish to make. A CAMERA Is an aporopriate present for either
a lady or gentleman, and especially adapted for holiday presents. The'love
of pictures and the desire to produce them in some form are prominent
characteristics lu'the human mind. Christmas time, when 'gatherings of
friends worth remembering are frequent, is an especially happy season for
the taking of Hash-lights. Many a "Kodak" that has been given as a Chr st?
ums remembrance, has begun its career of usefulness by recording upoo the
sensitive film a life-like impression of the merry faces "gathered about the
very tree lrom which it had just been taken down, to delight the heart of
some boy or girl?grown-up boy or girl, perchance, but nevertheless, young
under the bewitching influence of Chrlstmastide.
A boy or girl would rather have a Kodak for a Christmas piesent than
anything else, and it's exactly what your "best girl" has l>een wishing for
a Christmas remembrance.
Don't wait until the day before Christmas to order, because then it may
be too late. Come now and select your Camera or Kodak and we will lay't
asido for you.
ROANOKE CYCLE COMPANY,
'Phone 68..108 Salem Avenue s. W.
PROSPERITY WITH VENGEANCE I
What Republican Politicians Did
Not Promise Workmen.
Fah River, Mass., Dee. 21.?A confer?
ence of representatives of the cotton man?
ufacturers and employes, on the wage
question, was held yesterday. The rep?
resentatives of the labor unions submit?
ted three propositions, and each of the
delegates made some comment .thereon.
The manufacturers decided to take the
matter under consdleratlon and will give
a written answer to-morrow. These
propositions, formulated at the meetinu
o?" the representatives of various labor
unions last week, are:
"First, It being the general opinion
that theie will be an improvement dur
inu the ensiling year, and that the man?
ufacturers will be in a far more piosper
ous condition than at present,wp request,
manufacturers to postpone the proposed
reduction until the .first of March. If
there is no improvement at that time, we
wilt hold another conference With a view
of sett linn the wage question.
"Second. Relieving that reducinu
wages is not a remedy for an overstocked
market, we respectfully request the man?
ufacturers to work four days per week
until the llrst of March. If [there is no
improvement at that time we will hold
"Third. If neither of the above propo?
sitions Is accepted and we ^cannot settle
the questions satisfactorily, we [are wil?
ling to submit our case to the state board
of arbitration, wages to remain as at
present until tin; State board makes its
The attitude of the ^blg plant of the
Fall River Iron Works Company, which
employs about Ii,01)0 operatives, and
which has been questioned'by some, was
sei tied yesterday, by the announcement
of the owner, M. C. I).; Horden, of New
York. He announces his willingness to
reduce wages to a point 20 per ceut. be?
low the present basis, If the committee so
Suncook, N. II., Dec. 21.?Notices have '
neon posted at the China, 'Pembroke and
Webster cotton mills here announcing a
reduction of the wages of the operatives
of about ten per cen.l, ou January 1.
The cut will affect the superintendent
and overseers. iiMd, in fact, ah of the em?
ployes of three corporations, including
nearly'1,500 operatives. The monthly
pay roll amounts to about$37,000. [.The
three mills are engaged in .the manufac?
ture of print cloth. It Is' probable that
the cut down will be accepted. Col. Da?
vid L. Jewell,superintendent of tboChina
m'.'ls, says the reasons' of the reduction
are the same as those which caused the
cut at the Fall River mills, and the
Amoskeaee corporation at Manchester.
WEAVERS WALK OUT.
Paw tucket, R. I., Dee. 21.?The trouble
between the weavers and the manage?
ment of the Royal .Weaving Company,
which has existed since .the retlaction in
wages was announced to take place, cul?
minated yesterday in tho virtual dis?
charge of weave rs, because of a refusal to
comply with an order from .Manager Ott
embodying a request by the company to
have several cotton weavers taught the
business. The weavers informed the
manatrer that they would go out rather
than comply with the oider, and they
were discharged. [The mills will have to
close. The mills employ about 2*1) peo?
ple. The reduction referred to the wcav
ers wages amounted to 10 percent.
TIP'. LOST FOUND.
Tbo largo box of Manufacturers Sam
plea of Overcoats and Suits which has!
been so long coming has been found and
delivered to us and in order to sell same
quick have greatly reduced in prices.
R. SCHILLER. 20 Salem vaenue.
PRINCESS HOHENLOHE DEAD.
Berlin. Dec. 21.?Princess Ilohenloie,
wife of the imperial chancellor. Is dead.
She has been suffering from irilammatiou
of the lungs.
CONSIDER THIS BARGAIN CARE?
The fine upright mahogany Lindem an
piano sold to G, lirahnm Anderson for
$150, upon which he paid $130, can to
bought of the Robbie Piano Company for
the balance due of $1120, .on payments of
$10 per month without interest. Uns
bargain is self evident.
Hoys and giris, get
Santa Clans to bring
you 'one of those
Baby Crescent Hi
cycles in our east
windo.v. Prices $20
ROANOKE CYCLE CO ,
H.'M Salem Ave me s. w.
ONE CASE OLD FASHIONED
MARSH MALLOWS 1 t pound pack?
ages. 10c; 1-2 pound packages, 20c: 1
pound paokagos, 85c; :i pound packages
$1: 6 pound packages, *l BO. Fresh, just
received at J. J. OATOGNPS. Choco?
late, Cocoa-nut and Vanilla flavors.
WITHOUT A MAJORITY.
Hanna Will Have a Hard Fight
to Get the Senatorship.
Columbus, Ohio. Dec. 21.?The Senato?
rial situation is crystallizing. ^The anti
Hanna Republicans will hold a caucus In
the Great Southern Hotel Saturday aftoi
noon, Kt tho same time that the other Re?
publicans hold their caucus for the pur?
pose of indorsing Mr. 1 lanmi's candidacy.
According to the best figures, and al?
lowing air that has been claimed for Sena?
tor Hanna in Hamilton county by his best
friends, the Republican majority on joint
ballot la 15. *A change of eight votes is
necessary to defeat Mr. Hanna. That
change of eight, according to the antl
Hanna leaders, has been accomplished.
The men are pledged and tho programme
Stories of a change of twenty-two to
'twenty-seven votes have beeu rife In tho
past. It may be doubted lf they can he
relied on. Every possible vote will be se?
cured by the anti Hanna men as a mat*
ter of course. Hut it :s hardly likely that,
they have that number. Hut they claim
that when noses are counted, they will
be able to show a suflicient number of
men to surelv defeat Vr. Hanoa.
Mr. Kurt/, ac a leader of the opposition
to Mr. Hanna, insists that he will be able
to deliver twelve votes to that end.
There are others also to be counted on.
In the list which follows, several of the
men who have been looked "upon with
sheep's eyes are not. counted at all. A
round half dozen men who have never
made any concealment of their antago?
nism to Mr. Hanna are not included in
the list. They are counted upon,;with
complete assurance, but for various rea?
sons they are not included in this list.
Senator Burke autt Representatives
Mason and B ram ley lead the way. Sen?
ator Burke will set the ptico 'in the sen?
ate, when the time comes to cast, a ballot
against Mr. Hanna. Mr. Dram ley will
have the same duty In the house. Their
names come well up on ;the alphabetical
list, and they cannot avoid their duty.
Senator Yoight and Representatives Otis
and Lane, of Cincinnati, 'raise the num?
ber to six. Hon. .lohn P. Jnnes,*of Starke
count). Is certain to vote against Hanna.
Representative Redkey, of Highland;
Smith, of Delaware, and Griftith, ;of
Union, may he counter: on. Bos sard and
Manuel, the two representatives'from
Montgomery county, and Oscar. Shep?
herd, of the Third senatorial district, are
all henchmen of ..Dr. Bowes, of Dayton.
Every one knows where that gentleman
stands. He cnu absolutely dictate the
vote of the three men from his district
.list as he dictated, their nomination.
Here are thirteen men who may be count?
ed on witb comparative certainty. Mr.
Griflith, of Union county, is the one man
who is not absolutely eertaiu. And tho
Indications are that when the time comes
his vote will bo cast against Mr. Hanna.
This list tloes not exhaust the posibil
ties by any means. Messrs. Ash ford, of
Columbiana; Snider, of%Greene; Allen, of
Athen: W* K. Stewart, of Mahnnlng; H.
F. Swingle, of Muskingum; Mct'ormick,
of Scioto, a.id half a dozen others have
been blown Upen by the .bieath of rumor
at various times.
BERT AI.WARD DEAD.
Chicago, Dec. 21.?Bert Alward, an old
Harvard football player, d'etl of typhoid
fever at his borne here to-day. He was a
member of the crimson team of 1SD0?the
last Harvard eleven tbat defeated Yale.
NEW COLONIAL UPRIGHT PIANO.
The latest thing in upright pianos can
be seen at tho Bobbie Piano Co. in tho
new colonial upright in fancy mahogany.
It is a beauty. Prices and terms right.
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