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VOL. V1--NO. 180.
E-PR1CE
SNYDEB.
HAM, 11CBAE
Are always on the lookout for
And are receiving new and
Desirable v Goods
EVERY DAY.
Satin striped Batiste, at 12Je a yd.
French cashmere Umbre's, 25c a yd;
usual price, ?7^C.
Yard wide Batiste at Sc a yd.
Pongee Drapery in great variety of
. styles, at 15 and 17c a yd.
Ladies' black drapery Nets from 25c
a yd up.
Figured Muhairs, in light shades, at
83c ayu.
. All wool (.'bullies. 32 inches wide,
42c a yd.
Wool suitings, 54 inches wide. 28c a
yd.
Wool striped Suit ing, 30 inches wide,
19*8.
. Pin check wool Suiting, US inches,
at 15c a yd.
Ail wool Suiting, OS inches wide, 20c
>t yd.
China Silks, at 874c, 50c, 75c and
a yd.
St riped Pongee Silks in all the latest
hades, at 50c; regular price, 75c.
Ladies1 and children's cambric and
Swiss Plouncings, from 25c up.
Butterick's Metropolitan Fashion
Sheet has just arrived and will be ]
given away free of charge.
Snider, Hassler aid McBam
134 SALEM AVENUE, S. W..
^ROAKOKE, - - - - VIRGINIA.
J, R WlNGFIELD
Insurance and
REAL ESTATE.
AGENT, ROANOKE, VA.,
INSURES
uildings, Bridges,
Mills, Crops,
Live Stock,
Merchandise, Wood, Lumber.
SELLS
Dwellings, Furniture,
Farms, Town Lots,
Stores, Mineral ana
TIMBER LANDS.
&-143 SALEM AVE. P. O. Box SO
feb2-tf
For this quarter and
GAS BILLS
for month of May are now due i
and payable 1 COMPANY'S office.
Gas b.uts, if paid before the 10th J
instant, a discount of 124 per cent,
allowed.
NO DISCOUNT on bills paid after j
the 10th instant.
Failure to receive a bill does not en-1
title consumer to the discount.
Lime for Fertilizing and Disinfect-1
ing, also Gas Tar for sale.
Applications for extensions, im?
provements, taps, pnrchases and all
other matters relating to Gas orj
Water should be made to
J. G. Rawn,
Manager.
ROANOKE GAS AND WATER CO
No. 1 Third Avenue, Southwest
ROANOKE GAS AND WATER CO.,
310 Bullitt Building.
Philadelphia, June lSth 1890.
The directors of the company have
this day declared a semi-annual divi
dend of four (4) per cent, on the cap?
ital stock of this company, as paid in,
payable in cash on July 1st proximo,
to the stockholders of record as of
June 23. The transfer books of the
company will close on the 23d instant,
and reopen on the 1st day of July.
H. E. GERHARD,
je21,24,20,2S,30._Treasurer.
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 lifting done. Tin
roodng a specialty. Satisfaction guar
anteed. No. 115 First avenue, Roan
oke, Va. ap5-tf
NOTICE.
* All parties indebted to Dr. Pedigo,
are requested to come forward and
pav their b?ls or give some good rea?
son whv they cannot pay, or I wiU
have to take some other steps to col
tpct the same. Respectfully,
1 L. B. DE VERLE.
Office with "W.T. Watkins, Consta
ble. _' Je 22 to jy
~C. A. HEATJI,
The well-known Jeffersqn Street
BARBER1,
Tia3 opened a Barber Slflop in Hotel I
n Roanoke. l
jtpom io basement. S my?o Im
Gill S
BD
SEEDS FR ES
-AND?
-FOR SALE AT
C. R.WERTZ,
iLY GR
13
J
lOSGommerce St
Prices as Low as the
Lowest*
? Bread Flour!
WHITE BREAD FLOUR.
WE WILL PAY
$50 IN CASH
To anv 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.
:::0:::
0 MA?KLEY & CO.,
-THE?
Checkered Front Grocers
124 and 126
First Avenue, S. W.
HICKS, BANE & KELLY,
Real Estate Agents,
GRAHAM, TA.
I They are associated w ith J W Hicks,
Attorney-at-Law, who furnishes ab?
stracts of titte. apl7-&n
AT
COST
For 30 Davs
OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF
DRY
GOODS
Consisting of Foreign and
Domestic DRY GOODS,
Ginghams, Satines, Challies
Bleached and Unbleached
Cottons and Sheetings, etc.
WiH be offered at
PRIME COST
FOR THE NEXT
30 DAYS.
Our Remnant Coun?
ter is now ready,
where you can
select
at any Trice
ROSENBA?M BROS.
42 Salem nvenue.
75 - Ladies
TO CARL AT
Blount's Diamoflfl From
?AXD?
Get one box red seal lye and one cake
Hoe Cake soap for 12c
Good for Ten Days.
RESPECTFULLY,
C. F. BLOUNT,
The - Cash - Grocer,
154 SALEM AVENUE. t
MONEY TO LOAN ON TIME, AND
payments to suit borrower. People's Per?
petual Loan and Ituildinff Association, of Itoan
oke, Va. A. Z. Kolner. president; M.C. Thomas,
vice president; W, Jr. Winch, secretary and
treasurer. Itoom 1, Masonic Temple, Campbell
street. I'aid up shares, $50 each. Installment
shares, Jl per month. Uorrowers can at any
time secure a loan and fix their own limit of
the period forrepayment.
As a savings oanK this institution offers spe?
cial inducements. Installment shares may bo
subscribed for at any time. Interest is allowed
on moneys placed with the association.
This association is doinir a successful busi?
ness, paying semi-annual divi lends, and is a
desirable investment for capital. apl-tf.
N. SALE & 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 National Bank,
Bedford City. Va. apl.5-3m.
Sewers,
City Engineer's Office, ?
RoANOKR, Va., June^, 1890. S
Sealed bids for laying sewer pipe
will be received at this office nntil 12
oclock July 7, 1890. Specifications
can be seen at this office.
WM. M. DUNLAP,
je7 30d City Engineer.
OKEs VIRGINIA. TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 1, 1X90.
FR
WAS IT SUICIDE ?
J A RICHARDS DIES SUDDENLY
ON RAILROAD AVENUE.
WAS IT MALAEIA ?E POISON?
Iff? Claimed to bo an East Indian?Let
I crs From a North Carolina Minister.
Had Itceu Connected With Kevoral
PnpcrN-An Eminent Held.
J. A. Richards died yesterday
J morning at 7:30 o'clock at the board'
ing house of Mary Brooks, colored, on
Rai bond avenue under circumstances
which caused Coroner H. V. Gray to
empanel a jury and hold an inquest
over the remains.
On the evidence of Mary Brooks,
Richards came to her boarding house
Friday and procured board and room,
and he told her that he had just ar?
rived from Pocahontas. where he had
been located for some time as a bar?
ber. He looked dejected and care?
worn, and said that lie was ill and
had but little to say to any one dur?
ing his residence at Mary "Brooks, ex?
cept that he several times inquired as
to the whereabouts of a negro man
named Charles Williams, alleging him
to be a detective, aud whom he
I evinced much anxiety to see.
"At his request Dr. Seiuple was
called in to see him Sunday morning,
and found him in a dying condition,
suffering from what might have been
an aggravated case of malaria of long
standing, or the effects of a poison of
some kind. He was weak and in a
semi conscious state. Ho could talk
some, but motioned for a pencil and
wrote in an intelligent hand that he
was not a negro, but an East Indian,
and that while he had learned to
write the English language in his na?
tive country, Jamiaca, very readily, he
could not yet speak it fluently. His
spelling was accurate, and plainly
showed that he had considerable edu
cation.
A number of letters and papers
found in his possession indicate that
he lias plied vaiious vocations and in
various parts of the world. Several
letters from a Rev. Mr. Leslie, at Tar
boro, N. (-., showed that Richards
has figured there extensively, and the
expressions therein used are deroga?
tory of his character. The minister
stated that he had violated no con?
tract with him,owed him nothing,and
it wouldn't be healthy for bim to re?
turn to Tarboro.
The girl whose character you have
ruined," wrote the preacher, "is at
her home, though 1 don't know
whether ii was best tosend her there
or not.*' * * * -? * ?
"1 have always been your besl
friend but shall not answer or recog?
nize any further couaiuunicmious
Wbmyoa^mlbiJ sirbjecl;. \... V -. ?????
t he people here had begun to put you
down as au impostor, aud even ? ailed
you ah Fast India negro, so why
come back to a place so uncongenial
to your Besides,! have heard from
your native country tilings about you
which show you to have a black re
cord." * * * * *
Who the Rev. Mr. Leslie is?whether
white or colored?is not known, but
he wrote a splendid hand; and coin
posed better than the average letter
writer.
Richards' reply, which is evidently
a copy of the original letter, substan?
tiated the inference in the other letter
that the minister was also tangled up
in the scrape, and had paid Richards
to leave that section. His letter was
equally well written as the first and
contained considerable sentimental
ism.
A letter received at Pocahontas.
Va., from GeorgeLevy, publisher and
proprietor of the "Standard and
Jamaica Dispatch, Kingston, Jam?
aica, relates to business matters indi?
cating that Richards was at one time
connected with that journal. In con?
clusion he says: "Your girl is laid op.
Suppose it's on youraccount. 1 in?
tended to go to see he.-, but she told
me I mustn't come any more."
Another communication from the
Farm and Journal, pi blished at New
Orleans, indicates tin t deceased was
at one time employed by that paper
as a solicitor and con ;sp< ndent froi.i
Jamaica.
Another letter is fro m a friend in
Boston who goes on to tell about
having recently procured a situation
in the medical department of a college
to lecture daily before a class on the
eyes. The letter throughout reads
as if from a very intimate friend, and
is devoted principally to a description
of the society of the Hub.
Richards had $7.20 on his person,
and had a valise containing a number
of articles of clothing.
The jury came to a verdict to the
effect that the deceased came to
his death either by sickness and ex?
haustion, or taking some unknown
poison, and no post mortutn examina?
tion was made because :io evidence was
introduced showing wherin, in the
event of poison causing the death, it
had been administered by any per?
son except the deceased. The
poison theory is based on the fact
that some poisons act very slow, aud
bring about death in a way very sim?
ilar to his case.
Richards' remains were interred in
the city cemetery by Undertaker
Wool wine yesterday evening.
THE\OIcrn SALEM |.A*D GLi'Il.
Bcnntirnl RiiildiiiK Loin 50x150 For
#1.50 ?er Week, For JOO Week*.
Dummy line from Roanokewill pass
near this property and a connection
will be made with it,thus giving part?
ies living here quick transit.
Land well watered and drained;and
many villa sites will be included in
the drawings, some containing two
town lots of 1(111x300 feet. Chalybeate
water on premises or easy of access.
For romantic, surroundings, lovely
scenery and accessibility this prop
erry is unsurpassed. The telephone
line from Lake Spring to Roanoke
Red Sulphur Springs passes through
this property.
A laboring man will find here fine
range for horse, cow and pig, and his
thrifty wife an excellent place rot
raising fowls.
The wealthy man will lind h
villa sites unsurpassed in Virginia for
beauty of location.
The sportsman will find deer in
short hunt. The writer stalled
one on the premises, and the moun
tains an- a short distance away.
To the dwellers in hot, dusty
crowded cities, the delightfully cool,
pure atmosphere will be refreshi
and invigorating. A city man who
will build bim a cabin here and rusti?
cate I wo weeks in uminer, will add
ten years to his life The cabin can In
bnilt for $150, and art guarantee ten
tints at $00 per annum net, if yon tic
sire if,.
We guarantee 50 per cent, profit on
these lots, when paid lor, or take (hem
Off your hands.
?NO malaria here ; no doctors needed
Vonr wives and children will b<
healthy and rosv and vour doctor
nine.
As only a limited number of these
lots will he .-old at This low price,
those wishing to purchase had better
do so at once. Apply to H. Garland
Brown, Salem. Ya.: Mahood, Stone A
Co.. Lynchburg, Va ; Oscar D. Derr&
Co., Roanoke, Va.; J. C. Parkinson.
3611 !?:. Marshall sireeT. Richmond,
Va.; Win. Mabone. jr., Lynchbarg,
Va.; Pat. McCall, Lynchburg, Va.; J.
B. Pilaris & Co., M.-u-tinsville, Va.
Th.- North Salem Land Company.?
President, J. R. C. Brown, sr.; vice
president, H . B. McLaughlin; secre?
tary and treasurer, W. E. Brown; gen?
eral manager, H. G. Brown; attornev,
W. W. Ballard. Directors?J. F. Me
Sorlev, Mar. Byrne, Ohas. Scott,
Lj n iioiirg. Va.: W. Lee Brand. Salem.
Va.: A. S. Asberry, Roanoke, Va.
b. A o. I.A.NI) compaxt. OK salem, VA.
President, H. Garland Brown, Sa?
lem: vice-president, Hon. John R.
Johnson. Christian-burg: secretary
ami treasurer, W. E. Brown. Salem";
attorney. Rush I', perr, Roanoke.
Directors?Honi L.C. Arthur, Bed?
ford city; W. P. Fraucis,Marion, Va.;
Hubert Wans. Lynchburg; George
Gravatt, Roanoke; J D. Carr, Roan?
oke; M. A. Lov< tt. Roanoke; J. B.
Levy, president fit;,- -us' bank. Roan?
oke.
Not too hot for B. & 0. and North
Salem Lo* Clubs, but pirties were
going all day looking at and buying
their lots. Tin- cheapest and most,
desirable in the world this hott
v ??.i.t'jiT Ye^-t.-r.j'< v's QHJ largest J
At' ''. v< rate; v.On t Ifatemwny left
Saturday.
Stockholders' No! ice.?Stockhold?
er of the North S;> -in l.aml Com?
pany "f Salem will call at the office of
OscarD.Derr & Co., between the
hours of i; ami in p. m.. Monday, 30th
Juue,and present the r shares of stock,
when paid upnon as- ssables ockwill
l>e issued then for the number of
.shares subscribed to.
Subscriptions will also be taken to
the J.ot ('lubs to be organized by the
North Salem Land Company.
Ail stock subscribed to and not paid
for will he s,,|d at pi blic auction, in
the name of the parties defaulting.
Respectfully,
MAHOOD, S COSTS & CO..
L/nchburg, Va.
Oscar 1). Dear A- < !o.,
Roanoke, Va.
H. Gr. BROW2T & CO.,
Salem, Va.
If. W. Lee,
G20, Clinton Ave.
Baltimore. Md.
W. K. Summers.
Washington, 1). C.
Reuben Fixneul,
with Neal A Paris,
Honnoke, Va.
FOURTH OF JULY.
HOW THE DAY WILL BE CEL
EBRATED HERE.
j H MWNELl TO BC
Miesau
He Will Ride in n Carriage-The
Route of the Parade, and Who Will
Participate in it-Banehali-Rneen
AU Sorts of AiiinNcmentM.
Sadden Death Aided by Heat.
Mr. 1) W. Toner, a c?.rpenU>r, v^
has been quite ii' in? b lardi ig
house, No. 817, Third avenue u. w.,
feeling somewhat bei t <t Satur lay, at?
tempted to com- down town. He had
gohconly ashorf distance, however,
when lie sank to the ground and was
shortly picked up by friends and
conveyed back to his room. Doc?
tors Jones and Firey were sum?
moned, but despite all efforts
to prolong his life, he died.
Mr. Toney was a.carpenter, a native
of Franklin county, and has resided
here about six mouth.-, during which
Fourth of July promises to be
great day in Roanoke and the major
ity of the business houses and factor
ies will be closes.
First of all will be the parade and
it will without doubt be the Guest
thing of the kind ever seen here. Th
order of-parade has all been arran red
by Mr. J. M. MoConneU, the grand
marshal. Contrary to all precedent
he will not ride on horseback nor
weara big sash, '''his is hardly '.ho
right thing, for what will a parade he
I'ith the grand marshal riding in a
carriage. But Mr. McConnell is ob
dunite and will nor be coaxed.
At tt o'clock the parade will start
from the hose house of the Vigilant
Engine Company. The various or
anizations will be iu line in the fol?
lowing order:
City Police.
Advance Guards Vigilant Fire Company.
VipriJant Band,
Chaplains.
Mayor and City Council,
hoard of Fire Directors.
Marshal and Aids.
Jiinlur Order of American Mechanics of
MJIlines.
Junior Order >>f American Mechanics of
Koanoke.
independent Order of Old Fellows.
I. O. of R. M.
Roanoke Light Infantry.
.Junior Hose Company hand.
Junior Hose Company aud Keel.
Friendship Hose Company and Reel,
Vigilanl Fire Company with Hose, ltccl.Hoek
and Ladder Truck and I'nKine.
The route of the parade has been
arranged with great care so as to pass
through all the principal streets of
the city. From the engine house the
body, headed by the police, will move
south on Jefferson street to Tay well,
thence along Roanoke street to Salem
avenue,i hence to Jeflerson north alorg
Jefferson, crossing the railroad trad;
to Gilmore, thence along Common?
wealth avenue to Patron, thence east
along Patton to Brooke street, soulii
on Brooke to Gilmore again.
The parade will take a rest at the
Third ward school, where a flag will
lie raised and an address delivered by
Rush U. Derr. superintendent of pub
lie instruction. Other.speakers arc
expected to make addresses.
The line of march will then be taken
i?p s^gain a&yng Gilffi^r? ^reet to Le?\
Jhenc.e soui n to Shenandnah avenim
hmi west along this tbrougbfare to Jef?
ferson and back to Toe engine house,
passing in front of the TIMES office.
It expected that over joo men will be
iu line including the citizens and R6a
noke Machine Works bands. The
former will have the right of the line.
The lira companies who were the
first organization to propose the par?
ade will turn out a full compliment of
men. The soldier beys of the Light
Infantry will also be out in full force
and the new council, to be sworn Li
today, will be there vires ed in then
best suits of clothes.
Iu the afternoon there will be both
base ball and horse racing. The gaini
at Base Ball Park be: ween the Roan
okes and the Bristol? will be called
promptly at 4:30 o'clock. It will be
mosr exciting. The Bristols have put
their best foot forward and organized
an excellent nine, and they will give
the Roanokes all they can do. But
then the boys generally manage to
take care of themselves.
The races at the Mel rose Driving
Park promise to be the best thus far
seen here. A number of horses from
Lynchburg.Fincastleand Salem have
been entered, and the purses offered,
by the association an- most liberal. IA
large crowd is sure to be present and
irood sport is sure :o found. Mr.
io I Williams hasdetermh .-d to make thin
the event of i !:? season
But evi ryljodj won't stay in town
on the fo irth by any ..iea.is. Quitei.
number cf private pi* nie? have beei
planned by those who prefer to spenc
the day in woods and* fields and by
running water. Fishermen are get?
ting last yoar's tackle ready and the
dear girls are buying sensible dresses
and arranging great big hats to keep
the rays of Old Sol from their milk
and peach complexions: But even
the great wide brims won't prevent
them from throwing captivating
glances from under at their escorts
and there will be many a heart cap
ABOUT THE HOTELS.
The corridors of hotels are among
the best of places for studying human
nature, and it is well worth spending
an hour in leisurely studying the va?
rious typos frequ-juting them. All
kinds and conditions of men can be
found intitecorridors,andthe vet< ran
lounger can size them up and o il
their occupations almost to a cer?
tainty without saying a word. There
is something about the drummer, for
instance, which always gives him
away. Hcjown* the house, wants the
best of everything, and his v ie. is
louder, ditto his jewelry, than that of
the man of millions who has come
to the great Southwest to invest. To
the youth Irom the country the drum?
mer is the millionaire and the million?
aire may be the drummer. But the
all powerful personage who shoves
the register around .-.ml calls "front"'
knows them both, and no one can
size them up better than he.
* *
Mr. A. Thorn, of Philadelphia, stop?
ped over at Marshall's Cafe yesterday
on his way home. He was in Salem
Saturday, and had a*good story to
tell on Sheriff Webber. "There -were
acouple of Polea in town," said Mr.
Webber, "and they had a greal big
black bea'- with them. The bear
could dance an;; do all sorts of trick
but he scar d a fa ran r's horse, and
the farmer uad i he two arrested The
bear could not speak u. -vord of English
and neiihei couidthe. Poles, but thei
were tried a ud fined $19.83. They c id
not have it, and it was. decided to
send them to jail. His bearshipwas
tied to a tree in the court-yard and
the sheriff went out to get him.
Easier said tiffin done. He wouldn't
budge. Tin- sheriff was smitten with
i brilliant thought. He took a Ion;,
pole from one of the men, had a hook
astened to
md then
j in the
pistol ii
knife in his
I
ir by the blacksmith
tried to fasten the I
bear's nose. He hail I
i his hand, and
pocket. Noise? Well,-)
don't know who \sns making the
mostjof it. The bear growled, the own?
ers expostulated, the crowd guffawed
and when s came along they were
having a picnic. The bear was trying
to get loose from The tree, and I un?
derstood from wha* the foreigners
said that it was all up with poor
Webber. Ho. might gef one shot in,
but then he would have gotten a hug
uch as his best girl never gave him.
I speak Spanish, and so I discovered,
lid one of the Poles. They explained
that the beast was a ferocious one,
tnd if aroused might do a great deal
of damage. This 1 told the crowd,
and after a little talk we went in and
saw the judge. He decided to remit
part of tin- line and the men paid
and left town. You should have seen
one of them nick up the pole with its
hook, look it it disgustedly, then at
Webber and slam it to the ground.
It was a stndy. ' suppose the men
will be along here- in a day or two, as
they came in this direction."
George C. Cabell, jr., of Danville,
stopped over a day or Two on his way
home from a. tour of Southwest Vir?
ginia, lie i.- an athletic yonng feRow,
nearly six fe? ; high and ? lawyer who
will, one of these lays, if ho works
hard, inn he.-. name >i ii-ms-i:, a;
have many of Ids ; ncestors before
him. His father, George C. Cabell,or
as he was known in Washington
"RoyalGeorge," represented the Filth
district iu Congress for four terms
and he is spoken of prominently as a
candidate be: ore Cue nominating con?
vention at Rocky Mount,which m< el
on the 2brh ct next month. George is
a chip of ;ho Id blocs and in appeal -
anceismuch like his distinguished
father. Heismuch impressed with
Southwest Virginia *and especially
with a pretty girl in Salem, and i
would new be surprising if he would
[lick up Lis books, have a shingle
painted and -oruc here to live.
period he worked at, his trade for dif
ferent contracting firms of the city. _
He was twenty-nine years of age, and Jtured on this fourth,
was regarded as a strictly steady, in?
dustrious man. His remains were
taken to hi- home in Franklin yester?
day for interment Sunday evening.
Work Progressing
Work of erecting the sp
factory at Vinton, continues
Hymeneal.
An int. resting marriage ceremony
was solemnized at St. Andrew's Cath?
olic church yesterday at noon, the
?w ? i t^tf ' contracting parties being Mr. Patrick
ike and bolt; T bn Mig8 Kato Buckley,
to ad-1 ? - J
Overcome by Heat.
J. T. Hicks, an employe of the
Crozer furnaces,was overcome by heat
yesterday morning. He was attended
by Dr. Koiner, who administered the
necessary restoratives, and is not ap?
prehensive of any serious results.
AU persons having property for sale
shotdd list at once with Oscar D. Derr
& Co., No. 10 First avenue S. W.,
Roanoke, Va. jf>28 tf
If you want the most durable piano
on the market, buy the Kranich and
Bach. It has been established twen?
ty-seven years, during which time it
has made a reputation that places it
on top.
The Houbif. Music Co.,
Lynchburg, Va. General South?
ern Agents. Send for catalogue.
A Pure and Reliable Medicine.?A
compound fluid extract of roots,
leaves, barks and berries is Burdock's
Blood Bitters. They cure all diseases
of the blood, liver and kidneys.
At Marshall's Cnie.
Guest?"Waiter, bring me a Welsh
rare-bit." . .
Walter-"Fo' de Lord boss, weain t j Mayor Evnug th;9 morning
Heath Powell was in town yester?
day looking ;:s fre-h as a daisy. He is
living in Washington now, and tra?
vels through the country selling min
era! water to / gents. Time was. how?
ever, and not very long ago either,
when Heath had" oilier ambitions.
He wanted to become a theatrical
star of the best magnitude, and did
become a passable fair actor, bet half
a dozen winters on the road and I we
or three band to hand contests with
railroad ties and bard-hearted brake
men, cured him < ' his icnging. and
now he is content to ride in a Pull
man and sell mineral Water.
Mr. E. R? Bdtch lm at ti Marshall'j
Cafe last ui; :;t. Ke ii a traveling
man, hail.sfroin P. tej >burg, and had
a good story to tt or..: Roanoke man
who recently visited Newport News.
The Roanoke man had been telling
the landlord about The wonderful j
things to be seen in this city, and the
latter was naturally anxious to show [
the Roanoker some of the enterprises
of his own city. Hut be it known
that the visitor was originally from
Ballyhack.
"Come down and see our shipyard
and dock," said the landlord hospita
bly.
"Oh. I don't care to see it "said the
man from Roanoke, indifferently,
we are building one of 'cm up in
Roanoke that "l knock it into a corked
hat."
Tableau.
Rome Howling Again.
Two colored women on Bunker Hill j
became engaged in a quarrel on love
"pies late last [
fur extracting
two contending |
tomcats could do in the same length
of time to s 've their necks. The
cause,etc., with additional facts re?
garding this little piece of domestic
warfare will no doubt be developed by
got none. De man went to de market
dis' mornin' an' dere want none dere
and dey do say its agin de law to shoot
'em.''
Mattresses ot all kinds made to order
by E. H. Stewart A Co. jeSl-tf.
Having secured the services of an
experienced and expert paper hanger
The Rev. William Stout, Wairton.
Ont., states : "After being ineffectu- .
ally treated by seventeen different I and draper and carpet layer we are
doctors for Scrofula and blood disease | now prepared to do all work in this
I was cured by Burdock Blood Bit- J line in a propti- and satisfactory man
ters.'J Write him for proof. ' ner. E. H. Stewart & Co. je~---t
? BedfordCity
T
AND and IMPROVEMENT COMPANY
CHARTERED BY SPECIAL ACT OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF VIRGIRIA.
Authorized Capital
81,000.000
The Bedford Citv Land Company offers the best investment on the Norfolk and Western Railroad. It is a golden opportunity
AfterJu^SrMimtted number of lots will be offered for sale. This company has three thousand buRding and business lots m the western Partof
Bedford Citv Incomparably the best property and the most beautiful sites* The town s growing west The new depot site u. onthese lands The
pSndohih Macon College Academv is there and a new first-class hotel wih be erected asoon as the architect te*t??hri1te to&vnjw J^flrlfnJ'^
SXn n?w Fif teen^plng tobacco concerns. The largert and most successf nl woolen mills in the State except O^"^8- IT^7'0? manU
factories now and seven new manufacturing enterprise tfnderway. The30rlford and James Rivor RailroadTs t?jbe^ ^ to mjt f?ture!.
For those whe want a ??fe investment toe stuck and land of the Bedford City Land Company P^%^l^^^m^nU- ? p'e3Snt SG" g
salfle of the probstty.ts worth more money than" the total amouiit of stock file company offers for e?le, For pajtict?atB Wte&a , _, ?
apl 5 Sm ' PRESIDENT.OP THE ?M^ORD CITY La?D AND IMPROYEMENT?CM?ANY, Bedford City,Va.
?I
ICE - - FIVE CK TS
WILL OPPOSE IT.
REPUBLICANS AGAINST THE
ELECTION LAV/.
[LEADERS OF THE REJ ?LT A? R fiTED
a Terrible Explosion?Two Virgin
Ian* Killed-&?:il.ooo lor Pensions!;
A Decrease of ^18,000,000 In the
Public Debit- Hill in th? Went.
By United Press.
. Washington, Jane 30 ?It is cer?
tain that three Republicans will ote
against tlie national electiou bin, and
capita] gossips have it that several
other members of the majority . rty
will a Ivo oppose it, either b> ? Erect
vote or l>y abseutiogtiieui wives .. i ?i
the vote is taken. The member \?-ho
will surely vote atrainst :!?.>;? .ie
Messrs. Evart, of AorC. Car' :..ia,
Coleman, of Louisiana, and i k,
of New Orleans
He LOftA ?i( wit.
11y United Trots.
LoaEDO, TKX., June ?.<?).? Ex BJ yur
Isdar Salinis, of New Laredo, has been
arrested and put in jail herei chai :<?<!
with being a leader of the recent
revolutionary forces in Mexico.
A Terrible Explosion.
By United Press.
Louisville, Ky.. June, uo.?For
four hours this morning, fire raged at
the refinery of the Standard Oil C< m
panyin South LousvilJc, destroying
the entire plant, including seyeral
tanks fiile<l with oil. By the explo?
sion of tiic tanks, seven persons s. ere
injured.
Two Virginian* Killed.
By United Press.
OIaRTIXSBCRG, W. Va , June 30.?
Late last ni^bt Israel Re^iT, a Vvell
known distiller, accompanied by Jas.
Anhenri, a farmer, left this place to
drive home. Several hours later the
mangled bodies of both men were
found lying at the foot of a high em?
bankment. It is believed that cliey
were thrown from their carriage i nd
killed in a runaway accident.
8931,ooo iOr Pension?.
By United Press. ?
Washington-, June 30.?The secre?
tary of the treasury has called upon
Congress for $931,000, to carry out the
provisions ot the dependent pension
bill, which became a law this. week,
^he^Soufttfc conti?,?* \ the debkte
on the bill to admit Idaho as a Si
$19,000,000 Decrease.
By United Press.
Washington, June SO.-^It is esti?
mated at the treasury dep?rtm it
that the monl hly debt stat'-iut.ut for
June will show a decrease of ?18,000,
000.
Kill in tlie West.
By United Press.
Indianapolis, Ind., June 80.
(.?iorernor Hill and sfafi' arrived
today. He received an ovation, .ar?
rangements for the unveiling of the
Hendricks statue are perfected and the
prospects are that it will be the great?
est demonstration which ever took
place in the West.
Snrxbury in Cliuiiipioii Now.
By United Press.
Sidney, June 30.?Sarsbury has
defeated O'connor, nt Canada, and i
now champian oarsman ot the world".
Two tiiti Mtrii Fall Out.
By United Frew.
New York. Jone J -l..i i.. .:
livan has had a falling out ?' th ii al
doon, and call? bim a coward.
Result* of SlieeiMbend Bay Baees.
By United Press.
shhepsheadBi y. N. Y., June 3.0,?
First race, $ mile?Devotee, first: Dia?
blo, second: Worth, third. Time
1.10 3-5.
Second race, i mile'?Equity, first;
Void, second; Intriguante, tbird.Tinte
1.11 2-5.
Third race. Thistle stakes, I mile
Beclare, first: Admiral,second. Time
3.03 3 5. <Only two starters.)
Fourth race, 1 mile ? Defaulter,
first; Tanner, second: Kenwood,third.
Time 1.40 3-5.
Fifth race. ]i mile?Caseiu?, fir.Jt-:
Zephyrus. second: St. Carlo, third.
Time 2.09.
Sixth race, 14 miles on turf?Tara
g?n; first: St. Luke, second; Fall oh,
third. Time 2.37 2-."-.
Sixth race, extra, 1' miles.selling,On
turf?Tattler, first; Cast Steehseeond:
Larchmont. third. Time 1.57.
Rnsebnll Games of Yest erday.
By United Press
platers' league.
At Buffalo?Buffalo; 2; Brooklyn, i
At Cleveland?Cleveland, 14: New
York, 10.
At Pittsburg?Pittsburg 19; Boston,
7.
At Chicago?Chicago, 7; Philadel?
phia, 4.
NATIONAL LEAGUE.
At Cincinnati?Cincinnati, 0; Brook?
lyn, 8.
At Pitteburg?Pittsburg, 4; New
York, 7.
At Cleveland?Cleveland 2; Bos?
ton, 9.
At Chicago?Chicago, 9; Philadel?
phia, 4.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.
At Toledo?Toledo, 9; Athletic, 4.
At Columbos?Columbus, 7; Syra?
cuse, 1.
atlantic league.
-At Baltimore?Baltimore, 19; Now
Haven, 1.
At Washington?Washington, 10;
Hartford, 5.

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