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aw ?AT THE IJIlfilM OllM Sid? band suitings, closing price, 7c| a yard. Diltiuc cloths in beautiful patterns. . at8 and 10c a yard. Flannelettes in new ami stylish latterus at 12*c a yard. I>rr-> ginghams, ?">. 8 and lOca yard. A few pieces of Scotch ^iu^hams at 20c. worth 25c a yard Still a ew challies at 4c and (Sjc a yard. Also a few more pieces of checked mohair at 25c a yard. Mohairs iu all shades at 25, 374 and 58c a yard. White goods in all the newest ma? terials and at lowest prices. A special bargain in pure Turkey red table covers. S-4, 75c anil ^ 10 87^c each. Table linens, towels and napkins in endless variety, and at prices that defy competition. Another ease of white bed quilts at ?1 each. Ladies1 and (tents' underwear an? hosiery in great assortment and at bottom prices. Large stock of bleached and un? bleached cottons and sheetings in all widths. Children- white lace hats and cap from loc lip. Fans, Fans, Fans. Fan.-, from 2c up 134 SALEM AVENUE, S. W"., RQAXGKE, VIRGINIA. Bite Bread Flour! WHITE BREAD FLOUR. WE WILL PAY To any one who can furnish the slightest proof of the slightest adulteration in the Famous ami Popular WHITE BREAD j Try "WHITE BREAD" and von will Use No Other. CMARKLEY&CO.. -T1IE Checkered Front Grocers 124 and 1 26 First Avenue, S. W. ROANOKE COLLEGE, SALEM VA. Choice of courses; commercial de? partment; library 17,000 volumes good morals; healthful cilmate; very moderate expenses. Students fifteen States, Ind. Ter., Mexico, and Japan. 88th year begins Sept. 17th. Illus? trated catalogue free. Address JULIUS. D.DREHEK, President, Salem, Va. C OS T For 30 Days. OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF DRY GOODS Consisting of Foreign and Domestic DRESS GOODS, Ginghams, Satines, Challies, Bleached and Unbleached Gortons and Sheetings, etc. WILL BE OFFERED AT PRIME COST FOR THE NEXT 30 DAYS. Our Remnant Coun? ter is now ready, where you can select at any Price A Wain at, Ash or Ebony POLE GIVEN AWAY with every pair of Lack Curtains bought to the value of $2.00 per pair or upwards. LU 4L' Salem avenue. IS PAY - CASH FOR YORK BY DOING SO YOU CAN SAVR FI Fl REX PER CENT. AT Blonnt'sDiamonflFront 154 SALEM AVENUE. Use Blount's Favorite Flour, MONEY TO LOAN THE PEOPLES1 PERPETUAL LOAN - * - BUILDING ASSOCIATION will lend money on long time and easy payments. Shares may be taken at any time. Apply to WM. F. WINCH. Secretary and treasurer. Room 1, Masonic Temple. apl tf. it k\ to Glsss Business. I will oiler my entire stock of DRY GOODS. BOOTS AND SHOES AT PRIME COST TO DISCONTINUE BUSINESS. F. G. MAY, 142, First avenue. S. W jy 18 2w. C A. HEATH, The well-known Jefferson Street BARBER, Has opened a Barber Shop in Hotel Roanbke. Room in basement. uiyUflj lm ROAN* ROANOKE. BUILDING - COMPANY I E. H. STEWART, President. H. G. COLE, Sec. and Treas. J P. BARBOUR, Gcn'l Manager. CONTRACTORS & BUILDERS. Office with Gray & Boswkll, Jef fersou Street. Large Brick Buildings a Specialty. Homes built on eapy paymems. Put roi a?o solicited. Estimates cheer? fully Furnished on upplication. J. F. BARBOUR, GENERAL MANAGER, je U-tf. Still keep the largest assortment of HARDWARE luSouthwest Virginia. Thuyjiave just received u \rgesppulj ?OK? Lap Robes, Horse Covers Breech Loading Guns, ?and? Sporting Goods. Miner's and Railroad Supplie A Specialty. 17 and lit Second Street, southwes THE Gsehi ngs Suing Gals -AND DINING ROOMS Are now prepared to furnish meals :it POP?L4K PRICES, Table boarders can be accommodated and will receive prompt and careful attention. STEAKS, CHOPS, AND ALL DISHES TO ORDEB SERVED IN FIRST CLASS STYLE. Cold Lunch Counter attached, where colii lunches are served from 5 a. ra. to 12 p. lu. Fish, Clams and Game in season a specialty. Fred. Weber. L. F. BURKS, Practical Plumber GAS and STEAM FITTER. ? :0? And dealer in all kinds of Plumber, Gas and Steam Fitters' Supplies. Prompt Attention to Orders, and Satisfaction (iu -rauteed. 71? Main Street. LYNCH BURG, VA. 115 Commerce Street, iel'2-Gmo ROANOKE, VA. H. M. LINNET, SIBERT & CO. Real Estate Agents, Moomaw Block, No. 9. We have a fine list of property from which to select. In location, price and terms, we hope to suit all. If you have PROPERTY To sell or exchange, call. Best of references given. jnulO lm DYEING, CLEANING and REPAIRING You will save money by bringing your dirty clothes to be cleaned or dyed and repaired to me. Chirgcs moderate. Work first class. E. Walsak, Comer Campbell aud Henry street, Ronnoke. Va. tf HOLLINS INSTITUTE, VIRGINIA. For the higher education of young ladies, equipped at a cost of $120,000, employs 25 officers and teachers, 7 of whom are male profes -f both American and European training. Languages, Literature. Science, Art. Music, Elocution, etc., are taught under best standards. For nearly a half century it has commanded public confidence without distinction of re? ligious beliefs. 1,200 feet above sea level, and surrounded by picturesqu? mountain scenery, it enjoys the fur? ther advantages of mineral waters and a bracing mountain climate. At? tendance last session 209 from 18 states. The 48th session will open September 17th. P. O. and Station, Hollins, Va. CHAS. H. COCKE, jy25-tf Business Manager. CARR THE SIGN WRITER, COR ner Third avenue and First 6treet N. W. mar?-tf 3KE, VIRGINIA, FltlJ ! HOW ABOUT IT 1 j THE ROANOKE AND SOUTHERN ASKED FANCY PRICES i WHAT PiiEMDENT TROUT SAYS. _ j They are Willing lo Pay 973,000 Tor | i In- Property They Will Need Inside I (he City Limits. Bnl not the Whole I $200,000. That the Roanoke and Southern would have any trouble in entering tins city uo one, a few days ago, in tlif least doubted. But when the Construction Coiu-J puny attempted to buy tho right of way it was found that a number of owners asked exhorbitaut prices for their property, and no purchase has yet been made. Speculation ran high and shrewil investors canvassed every available route into the city and bought up every foot of land they could find for sale So it was that when an available route was found the property could not he bought ex? cept at fancy prices. The rumor that n Dumber of public spirited citizens intended to raise a private subscription of $75,000 to en? able the company to get into the city has ant yet been traced to any source and not a great deal of credence is given it by the business men of the city. The railroad officials have never heard of it except as a matter of ru? mor. It seems, however, that the road has laid down its ultimatum. It* promoters do not intend to pay the $200,000 subscribed by the city for the privilege of coming into its limits. Other towns, notably Salem, is bid? ding for tht% terminus, and it is ru? mored that the public spirited citi zuns of that town have offered not only to subscribe as much money as ttoanoke has already done, but offer to build a tine depot for the mad. The general impression is that the Construction Company is willing to pay $70.000 lor the property used in entering the city, and for a site for the stations. Hut it looks as if they won't pay one cent more,and it seems probable that if they cannot get in for that amount they will stay with? out the limits or go to Salem. "I am glad to see,*1 said Hon II. S. Trout, the president of the road, last evening, "that the people of Koanoke are showing n disposition to have the road come here. This has always been the intention of the company, ami the idea of going anywhere else was only an afterthought, brought out by the failure of the road to find a route into the city at a reasonable outlay. Von can sr.ite most emphat? ically that if the eo.-t of entering the city i- not over $75,000, the road will come here." "And if it is more?" asked the re? porter. "Ofthat I can .-ay nothing," was the reply. "I believe that the people of Koanoke are in earnest in their desire for this road, and I repeat that I believe that they will have it. It" the cost of coming into the Town is placed at a reasonable figure, then there will be no trouble.'' Any number of prominent citizens hav? expressed the greatest indignn tion at the way in which the efforts of the road to enter the town have been met. They say that for private gain citizens of the town should not sacrifice the public interests. "As for mo," said Mr- Rayliss, the owner of the Continental hotel and a large property holder in the West End. ?"the road can enter the city over my property and pay me just what they think it is worth. I believe that this is the spirit in which the road should la: met. Everyone should do their utmost to secure it, for I believe that it will be of inestimable value towards the upbuilding of the city's interest." m A ft It IA (? V. or miss i.o.\<;. The Wedding Witnessed by .tinny Friend* at the Christian Church, The marriage last night of Miss Jennie .1. Lone and Mr. G. C. B. Whitesell was a most pleasant occa? sion to the many friends of the young people in this city and section. The church was beautifully deco? rated with flowers.and over the heads of the happy couple was suspended a wedding hell made of flowers. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Charles S. Long, the father of the bride. The following ladies and gentlemen acted as attendants: Mr. D. S. Meadows and Miss Lytton, of Fort Worth. Texas; Mr. McClaugherty and Miss Webber, of Salem ; Mr. B. E. Fecktig and Miss Florence Whitesell, of this city. The ushers were Messrs. J. P. Coon, W. J. Cromer, P. M. Kent and White law Sims. The organ was presided over by Mrs Hunt, the accomplished music teacher. The Scioto Valley. President Kimball. of the Norfolk and Western, has issued the following circular: The Scioto Valley and New Eng? land railroad having been acquired by the Norfolk and Western Railroad Company, it will, from and after this date, be operated as the Scioto Valley Division of the Norfolk and Western railroad, and the following officers will have their offices at Columbus, Ohio: Joseph Robinson, superintend? ent, reporting to Joseph H, Sands, general manager, at Roanoke, Vir? ginia; R. Castles, paymaster, report? ing to Wm. GL Macdowell, treasurer, at Philadelphia; C. M. Zink, auditor, reporting to M. C. Jameson, comp? troller, at Philadelphia; J. J. Archer, general freight and passenger agent, reporting to Charles G. Eddy, vice president, at Roanoke, Virginia. Purchases of supplies will be made hy W. C. De Armond, purchasing agent, at Philadelphia. The legal department will be under the direc? tion of Jos. I. Doran, Solicitor, at Philadelphia;_ Hotel Ronnolie Arrivals. fj H. Hi. . ,i. Louisville; John B Moon, Charloltesville; Win. Patrick, Stauuton, S 0 Gutmau, Baltimore; Howard Hathaway. Va: W J Branch, Richmond: John James. Richmond; J A Aldrich, Rochester; A C Free? man, Norfolk; A L Barham, Va; I J Shirkey, Staunton; Mrs S G Morris and M H Cabell. Va; S J Oppen heimer, Richmond; M J Watt Penn, D I Bachman, Pulaski; John Graham Jr., Norfolk: Davis Avres, Baltimore; W B Cooke. Philadelphia. Having secured the services of an experienced and expert paper hanger and draper and carpet layer we are now prepared to do all work in this line in a proper and satisfactory man? ner. E. H. Stewart & Co. je21-tf. )AY MORNING, JULI AISOI'TTIIE !!<?! ! i s Intcroxting Itemn About Well Known People. Mjij. Ed. S. Butter, of Lynchburg, caiueover to the city yesterday morn? ing und left, last night for his mines below here. The Major hud with him three of his half a dozen boys. He has closed bis residence in the Bill City lor the summer, and his wife and daughters are at the springs. Ex-Senator Brown, of Franklin county, was at Marshall's cafe yester? day, lie is an extensive manufacturer of the famous Henry county chewing tobacco and spends most of his time at Martinsville He i<* enthusiastic regarding the Koanoke and Southern road and thinks that when it is in operation throughout his section a new era will begin there. "It is the Hoest bright tobacco country in the world,'" he said to the reporter, "and 1 have no doubt but what when the roail is completed Roanoke will get back some of the tobacco trade it used at one time to have. There is no reason why this city should not be a good manufacturing centre when it can r-ach the plantat ions of Henry ane Franklin." ? ? * Mr. T. II. Bartlett, of the Washing ton Zin? Company, is a guest of the Hotel Koanoke. He organized the company of which he is the master spirit and also the secretary and treasurer. He is one of the most ener? getic men in the Southwest, looks like Jay Gould, and has a great deal of the enterprise of the '"Wizard of Wall Street." Mr. Harriett is of the opinion that the future zinc supply of the world will come largely from this sect ion. * * * Hon. .lohn K- Moon, of Chariot res ville, is stopping at the Hotel Koan? oke and will spend a couple of days in the city. Mr. Moon is one of tin best known lawyers in the State, and was for several terms a member of the House of Delegates. He has always given special attention to railroad matters, and at this time is counsel for the C? C. C's. railroad. He Thinks that Koanoke is to be the metroplis of the Southwest. * # Mr. John James, of Danville, is stopping at the Koanoke. Mr. James has for a number of years taken an interest in mines and politics and is the owner of a large Barytes mine about twenty miles south of the city on the Dan. He is a Democrat, and some years uro Iiis friends sent him to Richmond to represent them in the lower House. Mr. James is thinking seriously of investing foiue of his generous surplus in Koanoke dirt. ? * Judge George H. McLanc was in the city yesterday, and his host of friends here were glad to see him on the streets again. Judge McLane is an old resident of Koanoke, and had much to do with its development. Hi' is one of those energetic town-build? ers who for the past ten y?-ars have been making the Southwest famous for its phenominal growth. Judge McLean is now living at Carnegie City, and has the greatest confidence in its future greatness. He is stop? ping at the Hotel Felix. INTERESTING TO FARMERS. NtntisticM showing Konuoke Conuly K.xcc????ivelj- ANse?(.Heil. Editor Koanoke TlMKS: In yourpaperof this morning?July 24?you have an article headed, "As? sessments Hereabouts." This article, in conjunction with tin? census re? ports ot 1880, ought to be interesting to the fanners of Koanoke, as show? ing how much more they pay than their brethren of other counties, and to judge in general as explaining in a. measure the want of money from which the State government has suf? fered for vears. I will only cite a few examples to show how unjust the discrimination is: Koanoke county in 1S-S0 bad 82,9!?3 acres of improved land. She has less now on account of the amounts taken up in Salem and Koanoke, and is assessed at $3,045.933, according to your table. Bedford has 193,501 acres of improved land, and is assessed, ac? cording to your table, at $3,495,770. Washington county has 130,344 acres of improved land, and is assessed at $.2.444,737. Wythe county has 122,340 acres ot improved land, and is assessed at $3,204,859. Pittsylvania, with 203. 465 acres of improved hind, is assessed at $4,012,464. Halifax, with 19H.538 acres of improved land, is assessed at *;j,40i>,7;j17. I have only taken those around, at amounts in excess of or ap? proaching Koanoke, although the table for the whole State would be very edifying. It may be urged in explanation of this that Koanoke rs an exceptionally rich county. This is true as to a portion of the county, say 30,000 acres of the whole amount, but a great deal of the improved land is very poor and very inaccessib!e,and even out of the 30,000 acres there are several thousands that are not equal to the average good lands of the State. Tliis can be shown by the census table.in a measure. Under the head of "Estimated Value of all Farm Products (Sold, Consumed or on Hand) for 1S70,"we lind that Roanoke county has $440,112 worth, while Bed? ford has $1,120,071 worth; Balifax, $1,419,922worth; Pittsylvania, $2,120, 100 worth. Nor can it be urged that this is all on account of this boom, for first,Roanoke City is excluded,and second, because the assessment, five years ago, showed about the same state of "things: Roanoke, $2,515,343.01; Washington, $2,013,137.00; Wythe. $2,679,588.30; Bedford. $3,2G4,420.70; Halifax, $3,317,632.49; Pittsylvania, $4,094,876.83. The fact is that there is no system or equality in the assess? ment and that there will never be until a State board be appointed. Now some counties pay very much more than the proportion and others almost nothing. If the lands and other property in this State were assessed, as it is in Roanoke county, there would be little trouble with the State debt and Virginia would not care to cry poverty. Some time I may add to this article if you think it worth publishing. Yours, J. A. W. It is a well known fact that the Hobbie Music Company, of Lynch burg. Va., are sell ing pianos and organs at lowest prices and on easier terms than any other house in the country. You can be convinced of this fact by comparing their prices with those of other deal? ers. Illustrated catalogues free. A Weak Back, with a weary aching lameness over the hips, is a sign of diseased kidneys. Use the best kid? ney curative known,which is Burdock Blood Bitters. Go to Geyer's to get your spring and summer etiite my20 tf. Buy jour cooking stoves from M.H, Jennings & Co., near market house. Salem avenue. I i 25, ls<)(). A BOYCOTT! NO. ONE EVIL SHOULD NOT BE MET BY ANOTHER. WHAT TBE PRESS THINK OF IT .WituifcMily Unfair?Friend* and Kne ?nleN v. oui.i in- Treated Alike The Section* Want to he More I'loisely j Pulten leather Than Estranged. I - The press of of the South and the people too are opposed to the boycott of the business men of the North and West, as proposed by the Atlanta Constitution, in retaliation for the passage of the Lodge election bill. Richmond Dispatch: "To determine neither to buy of nor to sell to the North carries with it a purpose to treat friends and foes alike. It is equal condemnation of Democrats and Republicans in such States as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut. Ohio and Indiana, where we have devoted friends by the ten and hun? dred thousand. It proposes a pan iHhiuent to be visited upon the guilty and innocent alike, and is therefore wrong in principle.'" Richmond State: "The attitude of our Chamber of Commerce towards the proposition for the Southern merchants to boycott the North if the force bill is passed is just right. Action of the sort indicated in ad vance of the Senate's action would undoubtedly he premature a ml wrong. "Hut the Chamber of Commerce should without delay meet and adopt resolutions protestingstronglyagainst the passage of the force measure. If a half do/en business organizations of the South were to take such action this week, the chances of defeating the bill would be better than ever." Baltimore Sun: "Any threat of re? taliation on the other hand would simply aggravate the situation, ami would inflict widespread injury among interests which have contributed in no small degree to the South's de? velopment, and are in no wise to be held responsible for the miserable partisanship and rancor which have inspired the attempt to foist upon the South so odious a measure as the force bill. The Southern people have been patient and long Buffering; let them not now throw away the fruits of years of admirable self-restraint by listening to hot -headed counselors, sincere and honest though they may? be." The Washington Post: "The propo? sition of the Atlanta Constitution to have the Southern people institute a boycott on Northern business inter? ests in case of the passage of the force bill i> so unwise and mischiev? ous as to attract wide attention. The proposition is all the more unexpected and strange when if ij recalled that the journal which advances it was at one time edited by Henry Grady, a man who endeared himself to the American people by his persistent and manly efforts to extinguish all sectional animosity and cement the vorth and South with trade and social relations that would withstand all assaults of the mischief-makers." The New York World says: "it is both surprising and unfortunate that Governor Gordon, of Georgia, has lent his countenance to the distem? pered scheme of organizing a sectional business boycott in retaliation for the passage of the Lodge force bill. It is surprising because Governor Gordon is a man of sense, while this scheme is senseless. It is unfortunatate be? cause, in indulging in such talk, Southern men are directly and pow? erfully aiding the Bourbon element in the Republican party to turn his? tory backward and restore evil condi? tions from which the country has been rescued by the good sense and fair, ness of the people. The Lodge force bill does not represent tiie sentiment or reflect the purposes of the North. It is opposed not only by all Northern republicans, by some of the ablest party newspapers, and by a great company of the very business men whom it is proposed to boycott. Then is at this moment an excellent pros? pect, of the lull's defeat in the Senate through this opposition of intelli? gence and patriotism to Bourbonish reaction and brute force, but that prospect if not helped by threats of trade boycotts. It is hurt and will be destroyed by these threats if they are continued. Men of Gover? nor Gordon's character should be teaching hot heads to reflect that the patience of the past has been re? warded; that the intelligence and sense of fairness of the North have once before proved their ability and disposition to overthrow Bourbon ism of the Lodge kind; that those forces compelled the abandonment of reconstruction methods, the with? draw] of the troops and the defeat of the Force bill of 1S75; and that the good-will and fair temper of the Northern people are alliea to be sought, not repelled by violent threats and dire warnings. It is inconceiv? able folly which leads such men into so false and dangerous a position, and it is a folly which tends to precipitate the very calamity dreaded, and which will go far to prevent the otherwise sure breaking of Republican power at this fall's elections. It is time for conservative men at the South to call a halt to the hot-heads.*' The Philadelphia Record says: "Governor John B. Gordon, of Geor? gia, threatens the employment of the boycott against the Northern people in case of the passage of the Federal force bill. The measure itself would, if passed, be a sufficient boycott upon the reciprocal business and inter? course of the North and South with? out aggravating the mischief by such a course as he proposes. Appeals to sober reason and to the spirit of fair play are much more potent with the people of all portions of this country than mere threats. Happily, the at? titude of many Republicans of the Senate toward the Lodge-Davenport bill inspires the confident belief that it can never be passed. But Governor Gordon, who evinces rare good judg? ment and a spirit of genuine patriot? ism on most occasions, ought to know that no mere threats of boycotting* could prevent its passage." Roanok World: "With all respect to our contemporaries, who are en? dorsing the suggestion of the Atlanta Constitution to inaugurate a system of boycott towards the North anil West, as retaliatory measures, in the event of the Federal election bill be? coming a law, we must from conscien? tious convictions, take issue." Ladles Have Tried It. A number of my lady customers have tried "Mother's Friend," and would not be without for many times its cost. They recommend it to all who are to become mothers. R. A. Payne, Druggist, Greenville, Ala. Write Bradfield Reg. Co., Atlanta, Ga., for particulars. By BUw^ell, Christian and Barbee. c PR WANT TO GET IS THE DISTRICT. AlcxntialrinnN 1'etltlon Confcrcsx to for Annexed to WiiNhiiigton. Washington', July 23.?Mr Ed? munds, says the Washington corres-; pondent of the Richmond Dispatch, presented in the Senate yesterday a petition signed by 402 citizens of the county of Alexandria, in Virginia, which shows that the signers are anxious to come back into the Dis? trict of Columbia just hs they were before that part of Virginia was re-? troceded to the State of Virginia. Many of the most prominent busi? ness-men of the city of Alexandria are signers, the first name on the peti? tion being Joseph Bmders, a promi? nent business-man. Then there is the name of Henry Strauss, who has so often had aspirations to become may? or of the good and ancient town on the other side of the Potomac, and who having failed to make the con? nection, has some original opinions of what politics is. Mr. Strauss is one of the leading business men, having been in Alexandria for a great many years. There are many other well known names on the petition, but the grass will grow over their graves in all probability before Alexandria county is again made a part of the District of Columbia. The If oIlaiHl-Vlrgliilu Association The Hollanders resident in South? west Virginia have formed an asso? ciation and elected officers. The first meeting was held in Salem on Sunday and the officers for the ensuing year are 11. von Hemert, Salem, president; Henri J. Bosch, vice-president, Roa noke; A. Molter, secretary, (iraham; J. von Hall, treasurer, Graham. Mr. L. Boissevaio, of this city, was pre sent at the meeting. The organiza? tion is social in its purposes and the charter members expect before the year is out to have every Holl?nderin ihe State as a member. The li.-tliimore anil Ohio I.nml Com? pany, of Salem, Offer 1,300 building lots for $150 each. Weekly payments of $1.50. The Baltimore and Ohio Land Com? pany, of Salem, Va., owning 227 acres of land within half a mile of Salem, Va., admirably located for building lots, have determined to offer 1.300 lots for sale at ?130 each, including corner lots, in the following manner: Lot clubs of 100 members each will be formed. Each member thereof paying $1.50 per week or $G per month until $150 is paid. Each mem? ber will draw for a lot at the regular weekly drawing, and one lot will be drawn every week until 100 lots are drawn. The two members drawing the last two lots will get two lots each instead of one. The one drawing a lot can at any time pay up on his lot and get a deed to it, as the company own their land in fee simple: or he can pay one-third cash, balance in one and "two years, and the company will allow such pur? chaser in per cent, discount given on his purchase. A purchaser building, within six months, a house costing not less than $500, on his lot, will have a reduction of 25 per cent, on his purchase, mak? ing his lot cost $112.50. Several clubs will be organized in tin's city, so that a member can join one or more clubs, and draw in each club weekly by the payment of one dollar and ($1.00) fifty cents in each club. No interest is charged on these payments whatever. The land has been surveyed, laid out in streets and the lots numbered. The laid lies partially in the rear of the Roanoke College, and half a mile from the center of the town. Water mains run through the land, side? walks are also contemplated, and pleasant homes, close to business, could be erected at small cost, either as a home for the owner or to rent out, as houses are in great demand in Salem. As a safe investment this is beyond precedent, and enables one of small means to secure property constantly on the increase in value. Remember, one lot is drawn by some one each week. Then you can pay up on your lot after you have drawn, by paying one-third cash, balance in one and two years, or as a whole, at any time you may elect within IS months from the time you joined the club, and secure the re? ductions named above. Every member must pay his weekly dues before he will be allowed to par? ticipate in any drawing. If absent, some one will draw for him, provided his dues are paid. Do not be misled by any misrepre? sentations made about this land, but go to Salem and see it for yourself: call on Mr. H. (t. Brown, president of the company, who will show you over the property. The size of these lots are mostly 50s 150. some few are 50x130. The lots are well situated, and our plan of dispos? ing of them renders it easy for the men of small means to secure a home, or make a paying investment, by the expenditure of $1.50 per week. Salem is a healthy, busy place, growing rap? idly and presents more advantages for investment than any new town in the State. Every working man.be his means large or small, can go into this enter? prise and secure a lot that will con? tinue to increase in value. All who wish to secure lots in the Baltimore & Ohio Land Company should call on Messrs. Oscar D. Derr & Co.,the authorized agents for Roan? oke City, who will fully explain the manner of conducting the sale, and can be found at their office from 8 a. m. to 10 p. m. There is no investment on which one can realize so handsomely and at so small a cost as to become a mem? ber of the Baltimore & Ohio Lot Clubs, unless it is to be a stockholder in the Baltimore & Ohio Land Com? pany. We cheerfully recommend these lots to the public. Respectfully, Oscar D. Dkkk & Co., No. 10 First avenue, S. W., Koauoke, . Va. \ IL F. Mketzk. With II. G. Brown, box 200, Salem Va. agents baltimore & ohio and north salem lot clubs. F. L. Carter, With Dupey & Taliaferro, Roanoke, Va. Mahood, Stone & Co.. Lynchburg. Va. J. B. Parkenson & Co.. Richmond, Va. W. E. Summers & Co., Washington, D. C. Foard, Downing, Hardaway Roanoke, Va. G. W. Kernahan, Roanoke, Va. Smith & Parnell, Norfolk, Va. j. B. Pharis & Co , Martmsville, Va. Price & Mitchell, Bristol, Tenn. Reuben Finnell. With Neal & Paris,Boanoket Va. ICE - - FIVE CENTS THE FORCE BILL. IT HAS BEEN MATERIALLY MODIFIED. A THRES-STORY HOUSE BLOWN OP Killing Three, and Injuring Six Pec pie?Congressional Proceedings?A SiiH for Llbel-A l?g Washout on the Colorado Central. By United Press. . Washington, July 24.-The Re? publican members of the Senate com? mittee on privileges and elections, have agreed upon the form which in the Lodge Federal election bill will probably be laid before the full committee and the Republican caucus in the near future. The bill has been much sim? plified, a.id has been, moreover, materially modified by the Republi? can members of the Senate commit? tee. It may be modified at a future ccnference, or it may be modified in caucus. As agreed to thus far the bill does not contain|ademiciliary visit feature, and the jury feature which was so objectionable to the Demo? crats in the House. Most of the work on the substitute lias been done by Senator Hoar, chairman of the elec? tions committee, who has taken a particularly active interest on the subject. Atlanta, Ga., July 24.?A public meeting was held at the chamber of commerce here today at which reso? lutions protesting against the passage of the election bill were passed. The resolutions ignore the proposed boy? cott against Northern tradesmen. The Work oi' a Fiend. By United Press. Savannah, Ga., July 24.?W. J. Bullard's three-story brick boarding house. 203 Congress street, was blown up thi6 morning. Three people were killed, and &ix injured. Twelve peo? ple were in the house. Most of the occupants were asleep, and were hurled from their beds. The killed are Mrs. W. J. Bullard, James Lackly, Gus Rabie. George Maxwell (colored) has been arrested and jailed on sus? picion of blowing the house up. House and Senate. Bv United Press. Washington. July S4.?The House rejected the "Voluntary Bankruptcy-' substitute by 74 to 125, and passed the baukruntoy bill, with unimpor? tant amendments, by 117 to 84. The Senate spent the day in wrang? ling over the Catholic school item in the Indian appropriation bill. The vote resulted in a victory for the Catholics. The bill passed. Tried to Burn n Hotel. By United Press. >'k\v Youk, July 24.?Au attempt was made yesterday afternoon to burn the Grand Union Hotel by an incendiary. A bell boy discovered a bundle of rags burning on the sill of the shaft. The hotel contained 5C0 people and a great loss of life would have resulted had the fire not been discovered. A suit for Libel. By United Press. Philadelphia.Pa., July 24.?Fran? cis Tracy Tobin, attorney, today brought suit against the Times to recover ?100,000 for libel, and special damages. The libel published is said by Tobin to contain statements that W. W. Pmithers and Frank B. Stock ley accused him of obtaining money by fraud. The Lake I'opin DiMasler. Minneapolis, July 25?The Jour? nal, Red Wing, Minn., special says : The government inspectors have se? cured the'names of 214 persons who were on board the ill fated 6teamer, Sea Wing, which was wrecked in a storm on Lake Pepin. The steamer and barge were allowed by law to carry only 175 persons. WaNhotit on Jbc Colorado Central. By United Press.& Denver, Col.. July 24.?The wash? out on the Colorado Central is the most disastrous in the history of the road. The* damage will reach $250, 000. Twenty miles of track were washed away. \oniiaiaMoEis Confirmed. United Press. Washington, July 24?The Senate confirmed the nomination of Samuel Kimherly, of Virginia, as Secretary of Legation to Central America. An Earthquake shook. Uy United Press. Charleston, S. C, July 24.?A slight earthquake shock was felt here early yesterday morning. Base BallGainef* of Yenlerdny. By United Press. national league. At Pittsburg?Wet grounds. At Cincinnati?Cincinnati, 7; New York, 5. At Cleveland?A wet ground. At Chicago ? Chicago, 4; Brook? lyn, 8. players' LEAGUE. At Buffalo-Buffalo, 1; Brooklyn, 3. At Pittsburg?Wet grounds. At Cleveland?Wet grounds. At Chicago?Chicago, 3; Philadel? phia 2. american association. At Brooklyn ? Brooklyn, 3; St. Louis, 9. At Philadelphia?Athletic, 6; Louis-' ville, 7. At Syracuse?Syracuse, 0; Colum? bus, 2. ATLANTIC LEAGUE. At Harrisburg?Rain. At Hartford?Hartford, 3; Wor? cester, 0. At New Haven?New Haven, 1; Newark, 2.