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mm" sroffi HffiEH s turn Are always oji the lookout for ARGAINS And are receiving new and Desirable v Goods EVERY DAY. Satin striped Batistes at 121c a yd, French cashmere Finbre's, 25c a yd; usual price, 87$c. Yard wide Batiste at Sc a yd. Pongee Drapery in great variety of styles, at 15 and l?c a yd. Ladies' black drapery Nets from 555c a yd up. Figured Mohairs, in light shades, at 83c aya. All wool Challies, 32 inches wide. 42c a yd. Wool suitings, 54 inches wide, 2Sc a yd. Wool striped Suiting, 3t> inches wide, 12jc. Pin check wool Suiting, OS inches, at 15c a yd. All wool Suiting, ?s inches wide, 20c a yd. China Silks, at 37ic, 5?c, 75c and $ a yd. Striped Pongee Silks in all the latest hades, at 50e; regular price, 75c. Ladies* and children's cambric und Swiss Flouncings, from 2.">c up; Butterick's Metropolitan Fashion Sheet has just arrived and will l>e given away free of charge. ' Snyfler, Hassler anfl Mm 134 SaLEYI ay KM" E, S W, ROANOKE - - - - virginia 24 Blue Serge Sack Suits at $9.00, Former Price $1300 20 Gray Serge Sack Suits at *>6.oo, Former Price 7.50 28 Black Cheviot Sack and Frock $9.50, Former Price 10.00. 17 Mixed Cheviot Sack and Frock at $12.00, Former Price 1400. iS Fancy Worsted Frock at $15.00, Former Price. 18.00 We have for your inspec? tion four or five dozen suits beautiful patterns in frocks and sacks. Have bought them remarkably low and you shall J have the the benefit in prices. Now is the time to secure a bargain. MLS I HE CELEBRATED GOODS. SEEDS FRESH -AND? RELIABLE. -FOR SALE AT C. R.WERTZ, FAMILY GROCERY. 308Gommerce St. Prices as Low as the Lowest. lite Breafl Flour! FT Hun, ui.n i tv v J A f U * t WE WILL PAY To any one who can furnish the "slightest proof of the slightest adulteration in the Famous and Popular WHITE BREAD FLOUR. Try "WHITE BREAD" and you will Use No Other. CMARKLEY&CO.. -THE Checkered Front Grocers 124 and 126 First Avenue, S. W. NOTICE.-A STOCKHOLDERS' meeting of the Roanoke Rolling Mill Co. is called at Hotel Roanoke", Roanoke, Va., at 12 o'clock m. June 0,1890. AH stockholders are requested to be present in person or by proxy. S. B. HA?PT. l?yl?toje? President. ROANOKE, VI SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS -FOB? THIS WEEK -AT P urn French satinos at 17c. per yard, reg? ular price 25c. Drap De Venice and .side baud eing hums 10c. per yard, sold elsewhcsc ui 12J and 15 cents. Twenly-flve different styles wool chnllies just received, both figured and side bauds. All H?k fish iicL. 4Gincl.es wide, 79? per yard. New lot ladies' blouse wrists Ironi 50c. to 52 00 each. Twenty dozeu babies crips at 12Ao. each, Wurth 20 cents. Fine assortment of Swiss ihuuicings at all prices. Guaranteed last black ladies1 hose _"> cculs per pair. Lar^c assortment of ladies' and cbildrens' parasols and umbrellas. The liuest line of dress ?rools it. the city at prices that defy competition. Millinery Department, We are receiving daily all thi uew desirable shapes tu white and Mack straws. Flowers in abuudnnce wi prices tl'iu ?vili astonish j??u. Call early and secure genuine bargains (0SKNHAUM BROS; 42 Salem avenue ?k8 a ?lTPI*^ 7D - U'adi TU CALL KX tsuaiflHt Get one box red seal lye and one cake Hoe Cake soap for I2c Good for Ten Days. RESPECTFULLY, C. F. BLO?NT, Tlie - Cash - Grocer, 154 SALEM AVENUE. MONEY TO LOAN ON Tl ME, AND payments to suit borrower. People's Per? petual Loan an<l Building Association, of lt"un dke, Vu. A. 2. Kolner. president; il.C. Thomas, vice president; XV. F. Winch, sccratary and treasurer, Itoom 1, Masonic Temple, Campbell street. Paid up shares, $50 each. Installment shares, Jl per month. H?n owers can at any time secure a loan and fix their own limit of the period fonrepaymcnt. As n savings uank this institution offers spe? cial inducements. Installment shares may be subscribed for at any time. Interest is allowed on moneys placed with the association. This association is doing a successful busi? ness, paying semi-annual divi lends, and is a desirable investment for capital. apl-tf. J. E. Mulcare & Co, Manufacturers of TIN AND SHEET-IRON WARE, And dealers in all kinds of Cooking and Heating Stoves. Plumbing, and Gas and Steam fitting done. Tin rooling a specialty. Sa tisfaction guar anteed. No. 115 First avenue, Roan oke, Va. ap5-tf N. SALE AND CO., BEDFORD CITY, VA., Agents for The Bedford City Land and Im? provement Co. The Otter View Land Co. The Longwood Park Co. And the most desirable business and residence property in the town. Refer to the First Nntional Bank, Bedford City, Va. apl.5-3m. RGINI?, SATURI)AY MORNING, JUNE 7, JLS*K). PR] MILLIONS IN IT. HOW capacity of 1 5011 tons, which will be ncreased to 3.000. Tiik Rocky Mount, .Smith, Gray - I bill & St. Glair LiiOn Oak Proper [ties.?$12,000. Not yet in operation. SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA The Rocky Mount mine is now being opened up, and shipments of ore will tin MEL ROSE RACES. IS CROWING RICH. FURNACES, USES AND HEW TOWNS To Have KntnorouN Ton us of I rem 3,000 lo lo.ooo People, Like Fenn? Nylvnnln mill New York?A Won? derful Change Taking Plnee. The report of the Virginia Develop? ment Conipany for the year 1889, which has just been submitted to its stockholders, is an exceedingly inter? esting paper, and furnishes a large amount of valuable information on the industrial development which is destined to make Virginia one of the richest sections in the Union. The company has a capital stock of $5,000,000, and its directors are promi? nent Philadelphia. New York. Roan* oke and London capitalists Its stockholders have great faith in Southwest Virginia, and have placed its money freely in thoroughly trust? worthy and first-class enterprises. The Virginia Steel Company, which it succeeded, had a capital stock of Only $100,000, and confined its opera? tions almost t ut irely to the mining of iron ore. - It was organized in Octo ber, 15&7. In May, 1889, it was decided to I reatly enlarge the scope.of the com? pany, acd changed the name to thai of Virginia Development Company. This was subsequent ly done in the fall Of 'W>, and the capital stoek increased to $5,000,000. Since then, the company has nut only made large investments, i>ut been able to pay handsome profits during the first year. Speaking of this, the report says: It was not expected thai the profits of the company for the first year's operations would jiistifyany dividend on the common stock, as a large part of the company's funds wan being used in the construction of furnaces, and in other ways which would not yield any income until 1891, at the earliest, interest was paid on aU the stock outstanding on October :;ift. 1889, at the rate o] Oper cent, on tin preferred and 5 per cent, on the com? mon, and the profits since then have been so satisfactory that the directors declared a dividend at the rate of 6 per cent, per annum,which was paid May 1st, on the preferred stock, mid < n theamoupt paid in on the common stock. The result i3 extremely grati? fying. The investments of the com? pany as shown by report, which is made by the president, Mr. Rich? ard S. Brock, of Philadelphia, nrc: Southwest Viroinia improve? ment company.---$73G,250. The to tol capital stocket this company is $770,000. Sii.ee January 1st, 230? shores additional lu?ve been purchased at par, und the remainder, except shares to qualify the directors, will be purchased. This company is the lessee of over 3.700 acres of the most valuable coal land in the Pocahontos Flat-top re ? -t producer of gion. and is ihe iar f.,.,.'.i.',<;,.1.,.l.;"': ''-<' f? Virginia. The com uecessary plant for so large a coalan3 coke operation. It owns the town of Pocahontas, consisting ol 51.' acn s, a large hotel. 300 teuomeut houses, stores. 5rc The population < f Poca? hontas at present is about 7,000. The net earnings from the business during the year $06,129; The net earn? ings m 1888 were $102.222,59, the fall? ing off in 1889 being due to lower prices for coal and coke and a decrease in the supply of curs owiag to the start? ing up of a number of new operations in the Klk'norn district. The price of coke has been higher during this year, and it is confidently expected "that the profits for 1890 will show a hand? some increase. This company will supply coke to the furnaces in "which the Virginia Development Company is interested, and to meet this demand the construction of 'Jan new ovens has been commenced. The shipments f r 1889 were as follows: Coal, 542,513 tons: coke, lJ!i,50S tons. roreh mining Com i'a n v.??99,500. The total .capital stock of this com? pany is $100,000, five shares being held by the directors. This company owns and operates the Rorer Iron Mines and six miles of narrow gauge railroad near Roanoke, and also owns valuable real estate in the city of Roanoke. The iron ore lands of "this company comprise about 3,000 acres, on which there are large quantities of brown hematite ores. The railroad is well equiped with rolling stock In ex? cellent condition, and the company has all the necessary washing ma? chinery for turn out o,500 tons of ore per month. Additional equip? ment is being ordered for this mine ami it is proposed to increase the out? put to 0,000 tons per month The com? pany has recently sold 6} acres of its real estate in Roanoke for $1,500 per acre and is now negotiating for the sale of the remaining 18acres and for part of its Railroad. The result of this sale will be to secure a broad gauge railroad close to the mines and thus decrease the cost of mining and handling the ore. Clark Summit Iron Mink, Prop? erty and Equipment, ij?o.ooo. Lo? cated in Wythe county, on the main line of the Norfolk & Western rail? road, eight mile west of Pulaski, with a present capacity of about 2.500 Ions per month, which it is proposed to increase to 5,000 tons. This property comprises 0G0 acres of land in fee sim? ple and shows very large quantities I probably commence during the com Lng summer. For the present, this ore will be shipped over t he Virginia Midland railroad, but the Roanoke and Southern will probably be built j from Rocky Mount to Roanoke dur I ing the next year, and will give a short line to the furnaces at Roanoke, Salem and Buenn Vista. Buk.na Vista Company:?100,000 shares of stock at $50 per share, $50, 000. Total capital, 7,822 shares, par $100, sold at $50 and made full paid by ad of legislature. With this stock a bonus in town lobs was given, and the Virginia Development. Company received -l:;7 town lots. All of these lots have been soul since January 1st for $?0,000. The stock of the com? pany is now Helling ac about $95 per 6hare. The profit on this investment in six months is, therefore, nearly $100,C00 at present Felling price for the stock, and there is every prospect of largely increased profits. The 13uo a Vista Company has asset: which at a conservative estimate are today worth $900,000, to represent $782,200 worth of stock, clear of all other liability. Altera large amount of its assets in the shape of town lots are sold oil. and the proceeds paid out in dividends, the company will have enough value left in its magnifi? cent iron ore property, another fine town site at the northern end of the estate, and its interests in manufac? turing establishments, to represent at least the par of its present capital stock. BUEXA Vista Iron company.? 500 shares of stock at par, $Ui0, $50,000, About $200,000 capital subscribed, which will probably be increased to $350,000. A furnace 10x70 feet is being built rapidly, with capacity of 125 tons per day, which will probably be in blast in September, ls'.'!>. There is an abundant supply of ore of excel? lent quality from the mines of the Buenn Vista Company, within one to three miles Of the furnace; which have been leased on a royalty of 15 cents p< r ton of ore. There is lime? stone of the bc.-t quo lit J within a few milt-, and coke can be obtained from Flat-top. New River orConnellsville fields. Iron can be made at low cost, and this furnace should yield large profits. Ir has unusually good advan? tage! fur reaching many markets for pi;j; iron. Salem Improvement Company. ? $40,000. Total capital ol this com? pany, $300^000. Salem, Roanoke coun? ty, Virginia, has a present of"popula tlon of about 2,500, has several hotels and manufacturing establishment-, and also the well-known Roanoke College. The Salem improvement Company acquired about 1,000 acres ol desirable land for town purposes at about $100 pi r acre, situated between the present,town of Salem and the Roanoke river, on both sides of the Norfolk and Western railroad. On December llth, 1889, the company commenced selling lot-, and. in a week had sold upwards of $800,000 worth. On! 20 per cent, was called on the stock ol the conipany, and a dividend ol SO per cent, was declared out of the proceeds of the sale, and, instead of distributing; the money araoac the stockholders, it was applied to pay? ing I i t- remaining v" per cent, on the stock, and the full paid stock was is ru <.. The stock <jf the company has WITH THE FLYERS AT DRIVING PARK. THE n?CnM BOY BEATS LITTLE JH It was a f.ny Scene?Much Monty Changed Hands?"Koiebud" la a Dnlffy?Plenty of Wooded H?r*?*?. Who Ovtnod (lie Flyers. be somewhat discouraged, but he soon warmed up and took the lead, keep? ing it to the quarter. Here "Auction Boy'' took it from him and kept it. finishing two lengths' ahead. "Little Jim" lost a shoe in the second heat and this caused a delay of an hour. The third heat was un? interesting. "Auction Boy" took the lead jiiBt before the quarter was reached and try as he did, the little horse never succeeded in getting it again. "Auction Boy" won easily and a moment after his nose went over the wire the greenbacks com menced to change bands end the hungry crowd went home. the corxtii. for it. to $30, par, $10. The Virginia Deve? lopment Company sold LOCO shares for $] *,000 cash, and small lots are no w changing hands at from $20 to $25.. There has been wonderful activity I purse. at this point, and at the present time I The judges of this race were M T. Jordan. F. E. White and \V. The races at the Melro.se Driving park yesterday were a success despite the rain which deterred many from attending. The pross-grown eleva? tion overlooking the track was thronged with vehicles and people and, though the track was quite heavy, the contests were most enjoy? able. The besl horse flesh in Roanoke was there and it was- surprising how many blooded horses the city has within its limits. Only horses owned in Roanoke and the county were eligible and the races were trotted under the rules o??the National Trot? ting Association. The entire pro? gramme was not carried out as the weather prevented a number of owners, who had signified their in? tention of coming, from being pre? sent. first premium. For driving-hures to be shown in single harness ; $5 to first, $2 to second. The entries for this were numerous. The judges were .1. Fleming Chris? tian, Dr. R. IL Buckner, ami J.. P. Barbee. Will Horton drove "Dick:" Captain Wingate held the ribbons OVerMr.WiF. Winch's "Clyde;"]}. L. Greider drove "Modest" toa stylish turnout : Dncan Scott brought out a piebald horse called "(i rover Cleve? land :" Carey Moomaw was very proud of his pretty mare "Lizzie:" Captain Kindred was sure of winning with "Rov :" J. D. Cobb drove his restive "Baby :" Wilbur Pole smiled behind C. B. St rouse's "Prince," and George F. Dyer had bis pet "Sam Verdi." The horses made a very handsome showing. "Modest;" owned by Mr: B. b. Greider, was awarded the premium. third premium. For saddle horse to be shown under saddle; $5 to first.: Three of the best horses in Roan? oke entered this contest and if was difficult to decide which was the best. Air. W. C. Wilhams entered his well known horse "Modoe," Capt. E. T. Kindred rode a dark bay and Mr. E. 11. Stewart rode his iron gray pacer, whose record is less than three minutes. "J3ud" Harriugton's black stallion "Roy" took the prize. There were three other premiums to be given but the contestants did not appear. There was a prize of $7.50 for the handsomest double tram driven by the owner. Capt. Kindred was the only contestant and he was given the premium. There was also a prize of a gold medal to the best lady rith r. But one lady appeared) n the track and she of course took the medal. first race. Purse ol $!?>.-For road horses to be driven by gentlemen to wagons, mile heats 2 iu 3; $35 to first, si? to second; entrance fee, 5 per cent, of there are ten or twelve other land companies surrounding the original company. Large amounts of money have been raised by all these com? panies, and they staud ready today to offer great inducements to manu facturingentcrprises which will locate at Salem, in tin- way of cash subscrip? tions to stock and donations of hind. New industries have already been secured, as follows: Blast furnace, tannery, sash, door and blind factory, Noyes Brick Works, Philadelphia Brick & Tile Works, Pierpont Brick Works, Graveley Foundry & Machine Works, carriage factory, ice factory, woo!.-a mills, Clement's Sash. Door, Blind A' Building Factory, Wagon .Manufacturing Co., and United Silk Manufacturing Co. Salem Furnace Company.??50, Winch. There were two entries. Mr. Bar bee's iron gray mare. "Rosebud," and Mr. Reddy "Miller's black stallion. This contest promised to be interest ing. A good start, was made. The stallion took the lead under the whip but broke a number of times before the quarter was reached. "Rosebud also broke once, but she soon got down to business and steadily forged ahead and kept up a steady gait that pro veil too much for Mr. Miller's horse. She passed the black at the quarter and took a good had at the half without Oeing touch? ed with the whip. She kept it to the finish, though the black gained under Miller's ever-active whip, and finished three length.-.' 000. Total capital. $250,000, of which j ahead. $200,000 is subscribed. Furnace 14 by I "Rosebud"' also won the second 75 feet, capacity 100 tons per day, is ' heat in much the same style as the being built. Will probably be in I first. blast in Septeuiber. IS00. This fur? nace has leased, on favorable terms, a very valuable brown hematite ore mine, within a few miles of Salem This mine will furnish at least half the ore for the furnace, and the lower phosphorus ores of the Cripple Creek region can be obtained and will fur? nish a mixture which should make pig iron of excellent quality at low e? ?st. Graham Land and Improvement COMPANV.?$50,000. Total capital, $250,000, all subscribed. Graham is in Tazewell county, Virginia, and the 900 acres of land purchased by the Graham Land and Improvement Company are located upon the Blue-| stone river, at the junction of the New River and Clinch Valley Divi sions of the Norfolk and Western railroad, within 10 miles of the Poca? hontas Flat top coal field, and inclose proximity to the iron ore deposits of the Clinch Valley. It is believed that Graham will, within a short period, become an important iron manufac? turing centre as well as a general dis? tributing point for the entire coal field. It is a particularly desirable location for the establishment of s.uv mills, tanneries and pulp mills. The first sale of lots was held on April of brown hematite ore of excellent j loth, and $170,000 worth have already qualities. AllisoniaIronMines,Leaseiiold and Equipment, $10,000. Located in Pulaski county, on the Cripple Creek Extension, twelve niile? south Of Pulaski. with a present monthly j been sold. The total cost of the land of the company was only $00,000. The stock of this company has sold as high as $145 per share. An nace, saw mill, wood working esta CONTINUED OX FOURTH PAGE. SECOND RACE. Purse of $125.?Free for all trotters, to be driven by professional drivers, mile heats 3 in 5; $180 to first, $25 to second, third to save Iiis entrance fee, 10 per cent, of purse. This race was by far the best of the meeting and a great deal of money changed hands on the result. The judges were Captain T. W. Spickard, Calvin fJosset*' and C. A. Moomaw. Three horses were entered. "Little Jim" owned by W- N. Wellford, "Auction Boy" the property of W. C. Williams aud" W. H. Stow's "Ester brooke." The former was the favor? ite with the betting men, though even money changed hands quite fre e j quently. "Auction Boy'7 was a trood ' second and "Esterbrooke" was short. "Little Jim "took the start in the first heat and got two lengths ahead, with "Auction Boy" second and Es terbrook" away behind. At the quarter the distance had not been diminished and the little horse held out pluclrily though the Boy in a couple of seconds commenced to gain. At the three-fourth post, they were ahnostfneck and neck,but Wellford's horse again shot ahead and came down the home stretch a length and a half ahead of "Auction Roy" with "Esterbrooke" far in the rear. Just before the wire was reached Jim broke and the Boy shot ahead like . the ball out of a cannon, winning the '"' heat by a neck. It was a pretty race. The second heat was not so interest? ing by half. "Little Jim" seemed to They Think n Vole Nhould he Taken on the .Street Paving<Iim'*Uo"% The TIMES this morning presents to its readers, the views of a majority of the City Council on the question of street paving. Without exception, they are in favor of an appropriation for this purpose. This being the case, there is hardly a doubt but what an election will be called, .-mil the people given a chance to vote as to v het her or not the requisite amount should not be appropriated. Mr. George C. McCanhn,councilman from the Second ward, said : "1 am much in favor of an appropriation of at least $100,0(10 for streets and $50,000 for sewerage, or more, if necessary, and I regard such improvements as absolutely essential iu the city now." Mr. R. A. Buckner: "1 dont like to express a positive opinion right now as to the propriety <>f the city voting an appropriation for streets and sew? erage, because it is a matter which deserves some consideration, but, il the city can afford it. I am hear ilj in favor of expending it forthose pur? poses." J. A. McConnell: "1 think the very best thing the city can do is to vote an appropriation sufficient to provid* something permanent in the way ol street and sewerage improvements." J. R. Uanthorne: "I heartilj endorse the TIMES' proposition to ex? pend $100,000 for permanent street and $50,000 for sewerage improve? ments. I regard their provision more as a matter of compulsion than choice on the part of the people." Hon iL S. Trout: "1 am in favor of expending $100,000 for street improve? ments and $50,000 for sewerage, and even niore if necessary. The city can well afford it, and 1 say let ns have better streets and sewerage at the earliest possible date." Mr. John Sheehan: "1 think the matter of appropriating $100,000 for street improvements and $50,000 for sewerage is of the utmost importance, and do not think the same amount ol money could be expended more wisely. The street committee, you know, took a step in that direction ;-t the last meeting of the council and the ordinance committee H as instructed to prepare an ordinance asking for ah appropriation. The sewers should be laid first, by all means, so that in the future these proposed permanenl street improvements will not have to be dug up. An Exciting Rnuawny. The horse attached to the buggy ol Dr. R. Gordon Simmons, became frightened near Campbeil street yes terday morning atfd ran off. ?e ti ok the sidewalk in front of the City! Hotel, kuocking an iron post from the awning, anil then crossing to the opposite side, continued his wild career in flu; pavement to the rail-| road. In the meantime the colored driver, who was the only occupant ol the buggy, escaped injury by jump ing,and the horse, colliding with a telegraph post at the railroad, stop? ped The vehicle was badly orbken up. Shocked >>y Lightning. During the storm yesterday even? ing i he lightning struck t he house of j /.ir. c. A. Matbeny, on Salem avenue. Miss Mary Matbeny was standing near a window at the time, and received a shock which caused her to fall ?low; a flight of steps, and was rendered in sensible.for quite a while. She wit taken to her room where restoratives I were applied, and at lati accounts she was getting along as we'll as could I be expected. Death utn Venerable Citizen. Mr. George Routt, an old and spected citizen of this county, died! yesterday morning ar the residence ol ins daughter in Prince William county, whom he was visiting. He was the father of Mrs. John '.'> - singer, of this county, and his remains arrived on No. 3 yesterday evening. The remains will be interred hi the family burying grounds mar Vintori, this mornining at 11 o'clock. 'Jhc Strawberry Frn&l 1 km Ki^kr. The ladies of Vinton tendered tin gentlemen of that town a most enjoy? able strawberry feast last night in the school house, which was largely at? tended. It was an example of genuine old time Virginia hospitality, and! fifteen cents for six strawberries, wan I not required. On the other hand the saucers were filled to their utmost capacity and compensation whatever, except "your presence, was demande Nearly a Fire. A lamp exploded in Caroline John-1 sons house on Peach and fioney Hill this morning, and set lire to a num ber of articles of furniture and bed fixtures. It was extinguished, how? ever, before sounding a general alarm. Write to the Hohbie Music Co., Lynchburg, Va., for illustrated cata? logue of pianos aud organs. Among the different make this house handles, are the well known pianos of Knabe, Weber, Kranch & Bach and Estey organs, which are the best <>n the market. Every new instrument war? ranted for live years. Lowest prices and easiest terms. Remember the special sale of $9 85 suits at Joseph (John's, the Salem avenue clothier, Friday and Saturday, May 30th and 31st. Every suit worth from $12 to $15. my30 tf ? Bedford City LAND and IMPROVEMENT COMPANY CHARTERED BY SPECIAL ACT OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF TIRGIRIA. Authorized Capita! S 1,000,000 The Bedford City Land Company offers the best investment on the Norfolk and Western Railroad. It is a golden opportunity After June 3rd a limited number of lots will be offered for sale. This company has three thousand building and business lots in the western pan of < Bedford City. Incomparably the best property and the most beautiful sites. The town s growing west. The new depot site is on these lands. The 1 Randolph Macon College Academy is there and a new first-class hotel will be erected asoon.as the architect has finished the drawings. Nearly 4,000 population now. Fifteen plug tobacco concerns. The largest and most successful woolen mills in the State except CharlottesviRe. Twenty-five manu? factories now and seven new manufacturing enterprises underwav. The Bedford and James River Railroad is to be built in the near future. For those who want a safe investment the stock and land of the Bedford City Land Company presents the greatest inducements. The present selling value of the property is worth more money than the total amount of stock the company offers for Bale. For particulars address apl 5 8m PRESIDENT OF THE BEDFORD CITY LAND AND IMPROVEMENTC?MPANY, Bedford Citv, V CE - - ITVE CENTS SHOT BY HIS SON. k PROMINENT DAKOTA DEM OCRAT KILLED, CLEVELAND IS THE CHOICE. Eeaterday'ti Rat*e Hull OiimctH.l Suit for Divorce?The Canadian J.ilx'rafs Sustained?Heavy Storm* All Over (lit; Country?Struck l>y M^hciirg. By United Press. huron, S. D., JuneG ?Zuck Hund? ley, chairman of the State Democratic Central Committee, was murdered by his son, Fred, last evening. They jjot into a dispute about putting down the carpet, Mid Fred drew a revolver ami shot his father dead. The boy :'s ia the jail. Cleveland Abend. By United Press. Springfield, 111., .Jute 6.?The delegates to the Democratic State Convention were yesterday polled a? to their choice of candidates for pre? sident. The result was: Clevolandi.02i; Palmer, 07; Hill, 7: Abbett, 2: Whit? ney, 2. Kirneb by Llgbtuiuc. By United Pri i?. Williamstow :?>, N. C, June 0.? Tlie house of a colored man, on a farm near here, was struck by light; ning yesterday and a negro girl and am! two .-mall children were killed and their bodies consumed in the building, which was burned down. The Liberal** Knstalmd. By United Press. toronto, Out , ..June ?.?The pro? vincial elections in UidaTW^^.terday resulted in the liberal government be ing sustained by a slightly decreased majority. _' Scandal in Ht?h Life. By United Press. ? Paris, June^C ? The Siede says that N. Christie, formerly Prime Ministtr to Servia, isabout to bring action against his wile fur a divorce. Milan, rx-Ming of Servia, is named as co-re? spondent in the case. Heavy .Morias. .My Uuited Pro.-. St. locis, Mo., .lime U.?Heavy ami disastn us storms oeeurried yes terday in Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota a id Dakota. Yeslcrday'N Baseball Game*.* By United Press. RATIONAL LEAUL'K. AtNew ?ork? New Yo;k, o: Bos? ton, 10. At Philadelphia?Rain. Ar Cleveland-Cleveland, 1; Chi? cago, 12. At Cincinnati?Pittsburg, ?; Cin? cinnati, 9. PLAYERS' league. At New York?New York.; ?12; Brooklyn, 2. At Philadelphia?Rain. Ai Clev< land?< leveland', 14; Boffa lo, 4. At Chicago?Chicago 0; Pittsburg, l?. amKi;i: \.v association^ At Brooklyn?Brooklyn, 5; Roches? ter, 5. , At Syracuse?Rain. Uriel' Locals. Mi.-s Lillic Deaver, a popular young lady of Lexington, is visiting friends in this city. The addition to the storehouse at the Roamoke Machine Works isabout completed. Mr. .1. Harry Coleman returned home yesterday afternoon from a visit to frieuds in Lexington. Mi.-s Bessie Moore, who has been visiting Mrs. W. M. Dunlap, left this morning for her home in Kockbridge county. Mr. Frank Ward, yard master on the Norfolk and Western railroad at Pulaski, is visiting bis parents in Hast Roanoke. The Methodists o.' Bonsacks will give a lawn party at that place today, beginning at 11 a. in., and continuing" until 11 p. m. Dr. Gale has lost a small hand satchel containing surgical instru- 1 meuts. The linder will be liberally rewarded on returning it to his olBce June (J-2t. Ladies will lind ir to their interest i to read the advertisement of C. F. ' Blount (proprietor Diamond Front) j given in this issue making a special offer for ten days. A stomach upsetting rumor gained currency yesterday that the carcass of a dead negro had been found in the reservoir. Dilijrent inquiry re? vealed the fact that it ?was positively false, and without any foundation whatever. Judge William Gordon Robertson yesterday remarked to a Times re? porter: "To vote ?100,000 for perma? nent street improvements, and $50,000 , for additional sewerage meets my ' sanction thoroughly, and a similar ex-, penditure in any other direction will not do tin; city half as much good. -A Mr. Ralph Moore, a wealthy metal master and capitalist, of Glasgow,' Scot lam!, was in the city yesterday ? with Hon. William A. Anderson, of Rock bridge, /fhey, in company with Mr. Rush I . Deer, visited several of the mining properties around Roan? oke. The quality of f lie zinc at the . Martin mines attracted special atten? tion. It is hoped that Mr. Moore will invest here. A ItomariinMo Citizen. Mr. F. K. Chandler, of Franklin county, came to the city yesterday in a wagon propelled by two oxen. He sail I that he was !H) years old, and had twenty-live children. He pos? sessed one hundred grandchildren, the youngest, of whom was a suckling, and all of them were living. He was very active, considering his age, and chock full of pleasing reniinlsences. whic h he gave vent to without hesi? tancy, and his seemingly inex? haustible vocabulary rendered born interesting and instructive. E. Walsak, proprietor of the well known dyeing and scouring establish? ment has moved his place of business one door to 101 Campbell street (Third avenue. S. W.) jc?lw For colds, croup, asthma, bronchi? tis and sore throat use Dr. Thomas1 Eclectric Oil, and get the best.