Newspaper Page Text
VOL. VI?NO. 191.
LU i -AT THE oili m Side band suitings, closing price, 7c a yard. Outing cloths in beautiful patterns, at 8 and 10c a yard. Flannelettes in new and stylish ?attorns at 12-c a yard. Press ginghams, 5, 8 and lOea yard. A few pieces of Scotch ginghams at 20c, worth 25c a yard Still a ew challies at 4c and 6?c a yard. Also a few more pieces of checked mohair at 25c a yard. Mohairs in all shades at 25, 37i and 50c a yard. White good.- in all the newest ma? terials and at lowest prices. A special bargain in pure Turkey red table covers, S-4, 75c and S 10 S7*c each. i Table linens, towels aud napkins in endless variety, and at prices that j defv competition. Another ease of white bed quilts at $1 each. Ladies* and Gents" underwear and hosiery in great assortment aud at bottom prices. Large stock of bleached and un? bleached cottons and sheetings in all j widths. Children* white lace hats aud capsj from 15c up. Fans, Fans, Fans, Fans, from 2c up. lEtfl $ 184 SALEM AVENUE, S. W., ROANOKE, ' - - - - VIRGINIA Me Bread Flour! i WHITE BREAD FLOUR. WE WILL PAY $50 IN ASH To anv ie 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: CMAKKLEY&CO.. -THE Checkered Front Grocers 124 and 126 First Avenue, S. W. ROANOKE COLLEGE, SALEM VA. Choice of courses; commercial de? partment: library 17,000 volumes good morals; healthful oilmate; very moderate expenses. Students fifteen States, Ind. Ter., Mexico, and Japan. 28th year begins Sept. 17th. Illus trate.d catalogue free. Address JULIUS. D. DREHER, President, ? Salem, Va. AT COST For 30 Days. OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF DRY GOODS Consisting of Foreign and Domestic DRESS GOODS, Ginghams, Satines, Challies, Bleached and Unbleached Cottons and Sheetings, etc. WILD 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 Walnut, Ash or Ebony POLE GIVEN AWAY with every pair of Lacf Curtains bought to the value of $?.oo per pair or upwards. Ei?! BROS. 42 Salem avenue. PAY - CASH FOR YOUR GROCERIES, I BY DOING SO YOU CAN SAVE FIFTEEN PER CENT. AT Blount'sDiafflonflFront 154 SALEM AVENUE. Use Blount's Favorite Flour, MONEY TO LOAN THE PEOPLES' PERPETUAL LOAN - S - 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. NOTICE. it ki to fa Business. I will offer my entire stock of AND SHOES! AT PRIME COST TO DISCONTINUE BUSINESS. F. G. MAY, 142, First avenue, S. W AT COST. AT COST jy 18 2w. C A. HEATH, The well-known Jefferson Street BARBER, Has opened a Barber Shop in Hotel Roanoke. Room in baseme'nt.J my201m HO AN ROANOKE. E. H. STEWART, President. H. G. COLE, Sec. and Treas. J. F. BARBOTJR, Gen'l Manager. CONTRACTORS & BUILDERS Office with Giiay & Boswkll, Jcf ferson Street. Large Brick Buildings a Specialty. Homes built on easy payments. Pat ronage solicited. Estimates cheer? fully furnished on application. J. F. BARBOUR, GENERAL MANAGER, je 14-tf. EVANS i CHALMERS. Still keep the largest assortment of HARDWARE In Southwest Virginia. Thfty^have just received a '.argesppulj ?OF? Lap Robes, Horse Covers Breech Loading Guns, ?and? Sporting Goods. Miner's and Railroad Supplie A Specialty. 17 and 10 Second 8treet, south wes THE Esehtsge Euildiag Cafe -AND DINING ROOMS Are now prepared to furnish meals at POPULAR PRICES, Table boarders can be accommodated and will receive prompt and careful attention. STEAKS, CHOPS, AND ALL DISHES TO ORDER SERVED IN FIRST CLASS STYLE. Cold Lunch Counter attached, where cold lunches are served from 5 a. m. to 12 p. ra. Fish, Clams and Game in season a specialty. Fred. Weber. L. F. BURKS, Practical Plumber GAS and STEAM FTTTER. ?:0? And dealer in all kinds of Plumber, Gas and Steam Fitters' Supplies. Prompt Attention to Orders, and Satisfaction Gu -.ranteed. 715 Main Street, LYNCHB?RG, VA. 115 Commerce Street, iel2-3mo ROANOKE, VA. H, I. 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. junl61m DYEING, CLEANING and REPAIRING You will save money by bringing your dirty clothes to be cleaned or dyed and repaired to me. Clurges moderate. Work first class. E. Walsak, Corner Campbell and Henry streets Roanoke. 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 professors, of both American and Eiirvprun training. Languages, Literamre, science, Art. MuBic, Elocution, etc., are taught under beet standards. For nearly a half century it has commanded public confide nee without distinction of re? ligious beliefs. 1,200 feet above sea level, and surrounded by picturesque 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 I7tb. P. O. and Station, Hollins, Va. OHAS. H. COOKIE, jy25-tf Business Manager. CARR THE SIGN WRITER, COR ner Third avenue and First streei N. W. marC-tf OKE, VIRGINIA, SL'N BUSY BUILDERS. BUILDINGS IN COURSE OF CON? STRUCTION AND.CONSIDERED. CONTRACTORS ARE ALL VERY BQSi A Large Xunilxr oi Eleirant Xcw Re? siliences in the Wi-xt End?Tlie l'nr? iiHcc io be Fiulshed 11t no Early Day, A Ilandaome Frame Stractare. Building operations were never so active in tbiu city as they are today. Contractors find it difficult work to have their orders for material fillob, and on this account progress on a great munyof the buildings has been delayed. The half dozen brick yards of the city are doing an immense busiues:. and the brick are hardly allowed to get cool before they are carted away. Good prices are demanded and cheer? fully paid,but not withstanding this,a number of car loads have to be brought here from Lynchburg and other sur? rounding cities. The class of build? ings now in course of erection is inuch better than it has been in years past. The work is als'? being done in a much more substantial manner and Roa noke is takLig on an appearance which will campare most favorably with larger and more pretentious places in the couutry. In the West End any number of elegant new residences are being pushed forward to completion. On Pattison avenue Postma?ter A. S. As bery is ^uiidiug a magnificent home for himself. It is to be of pressed brick with white marble facings. When pressed brick is said it is not meant That the building is to have the regulation pressed brick front, but it is to be of pressed brick on all sides and from the foundation up. The building when completed will be one of the handsomest in the city and will cost in the neighborhood of $15, 000. Just across the street Mr. Peter S. Miller, of the Briiigewater Carriage Works, has commenced the erection of a beautiful little home. The foun? dations are now ready for the frame The house will be in the Queen Anne style which is now so popular every where. A square west of these two new houses is that of Councilman Wood? ward, which is now rapidly being pushed forward. Mr. Woodward's house i? on the corner of Patteron avenue and D street, and is one of the handsomest frame structures in the city. It is very large, and is ar? ranged with an eye to comfort. A great wide verauda runs entirely iround the house, and adds a great deal to its appearance. In the West End Mr. Payne, of tin; Romoke Construction Company, is also building himself a handsome and stylish home at a cost of 84,000. Mr. Payne expects to get into his house in the course of two months. I The Moomaw Bro.s are building several pretty little Queen Anne cot? tages, and the elegant home of Mr. L. L. Powell, a description of which has already been printed in the Timks, is rapidly getting into shape. It will not be long now before the West End furnace is finished, and it is expected to go into bl?st at an early day. Wheu the rolling mill gets into operation it is thought that at leat>t 500 men will be employed there. Plans and specifications for a number of pretty cottages to be erected near the furnace have been prepared, and it is expected that work will be begun on them at an early day. A large number of new business houses are in process of erection or the plans are being considered. The ground between the postoffice build I ing and HeDry street is to be built I up at an early day. Dr. Reeves, of j Henry county, will erect on the corner a large store. Mr. Asberry intends to erect another next to it, and the remaining space between the post I office will be filled by another large store. This will add greatly to the appearance of Campbell street, at this point. Just aems? the street Dr. Kirk, it is 6aid will erect a hand? some storehouse to be occupied by a centlenian from Washington who will open there with a stock of gents' fur? nishing goods. On the opposite cor? ner the firm of Moomow Bros, are now putting the finishing touches to a handsome three story building in which the Timks will be published. More About the Scioto Transfer. As stated in an official circular printed in yesterday's News the Scioto Valley and New England Company has completed the transfer of control to the Norfolk and Western Railroad Company, the latter company making the necessary guarantee of the$5,000, 000 bonds of the Scioto Valley and New England Railroad Company, the principal and interest.. The old board of directors of the S. V. & N. E. R. R. Company remain, except that Mr. Doran. of the Norfolk and Western, enters the Scioto Valley board, and Mr. Hemphill, secretary of the Norfolk and Western, becomes secretary of the Scioto Valley and New England Rail? road Company. The board limits the issue of bonds to $5,000,000, and makes a supplemental Norfolk and Western mortgage securing them. The Nor? folk and "Western Company make by stipulation New York City the term? inus of the system. A His; Deal. We state upon good authority that the Arminius Mines have been sold to an English syndicate for ($500,000) five hundred thousand dollars?and the same to is be stocked at twelve hundred thousand dollars. The new syndicate are to put up large sulphuric acid and phosphate works to cost from $250,000 to $300,000 on Mineral City property. And it is understood that reduction works are soon to fol? low. Several of the old gold mines will be reopened and worked, and many desert places be made to blos? som like the rose. We sincerely hope that what is here on paper may soon he on the ground; and that we may realize ail 'mat we hope, and that its realization will be but the dawn of a bright day for this County and State. Louisa Advance. It is a well known fact that the Hobbie . Music Company, of Lynchburg, 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. Buy your cooking stoves from M.H, Jennings & Co., near market house. Salem avenue. t DAY MORNING, JUL I'OC A HOST AN 511? UK I? It EHESTE?. Reports of IllotH There Untrue mid Exaggerated. Pocahantas, July 26, 1890. To the Editor ltonnoke Times. At the request of numerous citizens of this place I beg to submit for the information of your readers a protest against the great injustice done to our people by frequent publications appearing in Virginia papers, repre? senting rioting and general lawless? ness in this section, when there has been no foundation whatever for the wild statements made. We fully ap? preciate a live, progressive newspaper, and will utter uo complaint when the truth is told in regard to any trouble we may have, but we very naturally feel disgusted over the action of pub? lishers who, instead of lending a help inghand in upholding the fair name of their State in every proper way, al wayb seem to be ready to besmirch and defame simply to cater to the de? praved appetites of a certain class of readers who are ever ready to feed on excitement, regardless of results. In the past year we have quietly sub? mitted to gross misrepresentations regarding riots, bloodshed, etc, in our midst, while the best of good order prevailed amongst us. We ask now that you will kindly let us say to your numerous readers that the ac? count published in Lynchburg, Rich? mond, and even Philadelphia papers of this week of "bloody riots" in this community on Sunday last, In con? nection with which several peple were shot, etc., was a pure fabrication from beginning to end. Today the writer succeeded in detecting a son of Ham in an effort to forward for publication a Munchausen story in which the blood thirsty Hat fields and McCoys were vividly pie tured in a combined attack upon our town. This literary genuis, who is likely the author of former* absurb newspaper items, purporting to be special dispatches from here, will likely change his address to the county seat in the near future, as bis last effort, which failed to reach the publishers, savors sufficiently of libel to warrant one of our citizens in en? deavoring to secure free boarding for him for awhile. Should you or any newspaper publisher desire to be kept po-ted in the events of this section, truthful people can readily be found to serve you without reflecting unfav? orably on what we claim to be one of the must orderly and law-abiding mining districts in this or any other country. As whatever injures the reputation of our people in this busy section of the State will surely tell against the Commonwealth of the "Ohl Dominion." 1 am sure that you will not hesitate to do us justice in publishing this item. Yours trulv, P. P. Dillon, Mayor of Pocahontas. The Midway Iron Mill. The rumor that the plant of the Miday Iron Mill, located between this city and Vinton. would be removed to Salem or Lynchburg has caused considerable talk amomr the business men of the city. 11 seems that a la rge majority of the stockholders have re? fused to pay their assessment, upon the grounds that the mill is not located in the corporate limits of the city. Mr. Davis, the manager, claims that several other towns have offered very liberal inducements and unless the matter is promptly adjusted he will pull up his plant and leave. The mill is nearly completed and would be ready for business by September 1st and it would not only be expensive to remove it at but a great loss of time to Mr. Davis, the manager. It is hoped that, the meeting, which has been called for Tuesday evening, the 29th inst, that the matter will be properly adjusted, and that the stockholders may come to some definite understanding so that work may be resumed and the mill be completed. The Sew Blacksbnrg; Board. The board of visitors of the Vir? ginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, in session Friday at Natural Bridge, made the following election of officers: William D. Saunders, of Franklin county, Va., director of ex? periment station; R. C. Price, late ofj the Miller school, Virginia, professor of chemistry; F. A. Gully, late of the Agricultural College of Texas, pro? fessor of agriculture; W. E. Anderson, late of the University of Arkansas, superintendent of machine shops. Action was taken placing the sani? tary condition of the college in per? fect accord with the recommendations of the sanitary commission, com? posed of John Herbert Clairborne, M. D., Petersburg, Va.; Prof. W. C. l>abney,M. D., University of Virginia; R. W. Martin, M. D., Chatham, Va.; Colonel W. E. Cut6her, Richmond, Va. Correct, Mr. Forde. Mr. John T. Forde, of Jamacia, Plains, Boston, writes as follows to Editor Wardle, of the Radford En? terprise, says the Clinch Valley Nowb: "Virginia is destined to be a great State, and in my opinion you haye struck into the right quarter. An impression is rapidly gaining ground here that the South is destined tobe the home of thousands of New Eng? land people. There are lots of brains in Massachusetts that cannot And e en the semblance of profitable employment. It must emigrate to where ability and perseverance are better appreciated. The South evi dently seems to be the place of the future. The City's Health. Numerous reports having been cir? culated as to tbe ill health and great mortality in our city, last evening a representative of the Tiants inter? viewed Chief Knepp, at whose stables the principal hearses are kept. By his books it is shown that there have b<>en but three funerals in the last three weeks?a mortality percentage lower than many cities of the same size. _ The Times Office. The news and composing rooms of the Times were moved yesterday to the Moomaw building, corner Camp? bell and Henry streets. Tbe business office will remain for the present at 110 Jefferson street. His Arm Broken. William Kane, a well-known young man of this city, had bis arm broken by jumping from a moving train in the West End yards yesterday morn? ing. He was also considerably bruised about the face and head. Salem Real Estate. Is Salem real estate a good invest? ment? Dr. James A. Gale, of Roan oke, invested $125 through H. G. Brown and received $1,750 profit in less than a month. Nelson D. Barrett bought, Decem? ber 17, 1880, lots 10 and 11 Section 21, for $1,200. H. G. Brown & Co. sold these Julv 3rd, 180?,for $3,C(00,in $1, 500 cash payments. jylOtf ? 27, IS90. SEYEN TO ONE. [THE ROANOKES DEFEAT THE ALERTS AGAIN. I THEY COULDN'T SOLVE (WARLES. Nineteen Struck Out - A Beautiful Running?Fly Catch by Williamson, oi the Visitors, Greatly Applauded. The Score in Detail. The Alerts are good players, bat they were not alert enough yester? day to break even with the Roanokes in the two game ueries that General Greeley kindly allowed to be played the past week. They were hustled around when it came to fielding; they are in fact stronger there than the home club, but it did them little good. They had not the good eye necessary to locate the drops, shoots and curves that. Quarles sent over the plate. To that same plate they walked like lambs to the slaughter, and when the game was over it was found that nineteen of them had failed to connect with the ball. Only one of the men from Washington got a hit, nd that was on a little scratch that Alex. Brodie came within an ace of getting within time to throw him ut. Roanoke commenced well and scored her first run in the first inning. bas* on ball, a hit, a force-out, and an error tells the story in a few words. The Alerts din't score. Then tnel home boys went at it again, but did [ not. score. In the third Roanoke got two more uns. Wigmore's beautitul fly was uffed by G. Kelly, and Sproul was hit by the pitcher. Roseuthal's sacri? fice brought Wigmore home, and G. Kelly's high throw to the plate gave I riproul a chance to score and he| didn't neglect the opportunity. Two innings were passed over and botli clubs drew goose eggs. In the sixth two tallys were made by the home club on hits by Widgins and Quarles, a wild pitch by Fuller and Reefer's sacrifice. The eighth, also saw a brace of runners cross the plate Hits by Quarles,Keeler and Wigmore, a wild pitch by Fuller and a base on I balls cooked the goose of the Alerts and it began to be evident that they j had lost the game. In the Beyenththe visitors got their i one solitary run across the plat*1.*| With two* men out, Fuller swum back the sti?k and sent a red hoi bounder to Widgin, who picked it up cleanly enough but threw it high to Rosenthal. The big first basemen leaped into | the air, got his hands on the ball, but it slipped through, and Fuller] flew like a deer around to third. Then a moment afterward Sproul mufTed Williamson's easy fly and Fuller scored. W. Kelly celebrated the event by striking out. The game had few unusual features I and all of them were on the fly catch order. Williamson made the great play of the day and immortalized [ himself by making a great runnin? catch of Wigmore'sfiy tocentre while the crowd yelled itself hoarse* When the little center fielder came in the good natured audience gave him an? other send off. G. Kelly made a long t run and catch of a right field fly in the eight and Wigmore got a round of applause for a pretty catch in centre in the same inning. ROANOKE. n. in. p.o. a. f. Wigmore, 2b. 1 2 1 0 0 Sproul, I. f. 1 10 0 1 Ford, r. f. 1 1 0 0 Rosenthal, lb. 0 1 8 0 I.Brodic, c.f. 0 0 0 0 Wldjrin, 3b. 1 1 0 2 Quarles, p. 2 2 0 4 A. Brodie, ss. 1 0 1 1 Kcefcr, c. 0 1 17 2 Totals. 7 - o 27 ii ALERTS. It. In. P.O. a. E. Hauptman. I. f. ... 0 0 3 0 -0 McCarthy lb. 0 0 10 1 1 G. Kelly, 2. b. 0 0 ;i 4 3 Fuller, p. 1 0 n 2 0 Williamson, cf. . . . 0 0 1 0 0 W. Kelly, 3b. 0 0 0 0 0 White, 88. 0 0 1 4 1 Johnson, c. 0 1 8 1 0 Moore rf. 0 0 1 0 0 Totals. 1 " 1 27 12 SCORE BY ICTISOS. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 0 Roanoke. 10200202 0?7 Alerts .... 00000010 0-1] SUMMARY. Earned runs?None. Sacrifice hits-Ford. Roscnthal, Keefer, Wil? liamson. Rases stolen-Wigmore 2, Ford, Widgin. Ful? ler. Doublo play?White to McCarthy. Bases on balls?by Quarles 1, by Fuller 4. Hit by pitcher-Fuller 1. Struck out?by Quarles 19, by Fuller 8, Wild pitches?Quarles 1, Fuller 2. Passed ball?Keefer 1. Missed grounder?White. Muffed thrown ball?Rosenthal. G. Kelly. McCarthy. Muffed fly balls?Sproul. G. Kelly. Wild throws?Quarles, G. Kelly. Time of game?1:40. Umpires?Welch and Ormsby. Hotel Roanoke Arrivals. H. C. Baker, Philadelphia; E. C. Brown, Washington; S. K. Gray.New York; Jesse Garrett?Pbiladelpbia; E. P. Lee, Lynchburg; D. Mayer and wife, H. Wilkham, Philadelphia; D. Barton Jones, Baltimore; W. D. Ad | ams, Lynchburg; L. D. Long, Balti? more; John Taylor, Baltimore; Dan? iel J. Coleman, Richmond; C. B. Maddox, Virginia; L. P. Schriex, Miss Fowle, Lake Spring; Fred. Dun lap, Philadelphia; E. L. Geist, Dan? ville; Muller McCue, Staunton; J. H. Lyon, Richmond; J. Howard Smith, Richmond; B. Wood, Virginia. Dangerously III. Miss Carrie Christian, one of the brightest and most popular young ladies in this city, is dangerously ill, and it was very much feared last night that the illness would prove faial. A Weak Back, with a weary aching lameness over the hipB, is a sign Of diseased kidneys. Use the best kid? ney curative known,which is Burdock Blood Bitters. Ladies Have Tried It. A number of my lady customers have tried "Mother's Friend," and would not he 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 Budwell, Christian and Barbee. There is nothing like Dr. Thomas Eclectric Oil to quickly cure a cold or relieve hoarseness. Written by Mrs. M. J. Fellows, Burr Oak, St. Joseph Co., Mich. Go to Geyexls to got your spring and summer suits mySO t'f. The Churches Today. Owing to the illness of Rev. J. H. Boyd, and the wife of Rev. C. H. Buchanan there will be no services at the Greene Memorial church or at the Opera House today. There will be services at the St. John's Episcopal church this evening at 7 o'clock. Services will be held at the First Presbyterian church this morning at 11 o'clock and this eveningat 7 o'clock. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. There will be a public reception of new members at the morning services. Preaching by the pastor. Services at the Young Men's Chris? tian Association this afternoon at 4 o'clock. All men are invited to at? tend. Dr. 0. F. Flippo will preach at the Baptist church tonight at 8 o'clock. Subject: Bunyan's Pilgrim ut Inter? preter's house. Preaching in the morning by J. J. Ruuiburgat 11 o'clock. Rev. 0. F. Flippo will preach at Bonsack today at 11 o'clock. Services at St. Mark's Lutheran church will be held in the chapel of the First *ard school building at 11 a. m. Sermon by Rev. J. A. Huffard. 8unday school, Hon. H. S. Trout, superintendent, at 9:30. Second Lutheran?divine worship tonight at 8:15. Sermon by Rev. J. I A.. Huffard. Sunday school at 3 o'clock. Yesterday at the Harket. The city market yesterday was tbe scene of a busy throng that went there to lay in supplies for Sunday. Tbe market was well supplied with all kinds of vegetables, fresh from Roanoke and adjoining counties. The city now enjoys a market not sur? passed by a'ny in the state, excepting Richmond. The Baltimore and Ohio l.nnu Com? pany, or 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 laud within half a mile of Salem, Va., admirably located for building lots, have determined to offer 1.300 lots for sale at $150 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 $(5 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 10 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 bis purchase, mak? ing his lot cost $112.50. Several clubs will be organized in this city, so that a member can join one or more clubs, and draw in each club weekly by the payment of_one dollar and ($1.50) 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 businesp, 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 eaoh 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 18 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. G. Brown, president of the company, who will show you over the property. The size of these lot6 are mostly 50x 150. some few are 50x136. 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 exp?nditure 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 tbe 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 ho 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. Derr & Co., No. 10 First avenue, S. W., Roanoke, Va. H. F. Meetze, With H. G. Brown, box 269, 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. PHABIS-& CO., Martinsville, Va. Pbice & Mitchell, Bristol, Term. REUSES FlHNELL, With Heal s> FarlSiRbanotei Va* LICE - - FIVE CENTS THE WIND'S WORK SOUTH LAWRENCE, MASS, VIS? ITED BY A CYCLONE. FITE HUNDRED PEOPLE HOMELESS The Tornado Cat a Patb Five Hund? red Yards Wide?Fire Adds to tbe Fatality of the Catostropbe-Ob, No! England Wouldn't Fight. By United Press. South Lawrence, Mass., July 26. ?A disastrous cyclone struck this city this forenoon. The tornado cut a clean path five hundred yards wide through the city. One hundred houses were leveled to the ground, and many more shattered. To add to the consternation, fire broke out In the ruined buildings and threatened a great conflagration for hours. Twelve people, it is known, were killed, and about fifty badly injured. Five hundred persons tonight are homeless, and more than one hundred thousand dollars worth of property was destroyed. Oh, No! England Wouldn't Fight. Bv United Press. London, July 27.?Exclusive in? formation, given three weeks ago, re? garding the protest by Great Britain against the seizures by American cruisers in Behring Sea,has been fully confirmed by official correspondence on the subject. The attitude of the English government is that any far ther seizures will provoke armed hos? tilities. Whether these hostilities' would be followed by war would be for America to decide, as England's fleet in the north Pacific would un? doubtedly sweep Behring Sea clean of American cruisers, and thereby re? move immediate occasion of British, or rather Canadian, complaints. The situation in London is that whatever is the result of the pending negota tions regarding the Behring Sea, Am? erica can have war on her liands at any time by persisting in the capture of British sealers. The Pension Bureau. By United Press. Washington, July 2(5.?The House committee on rules in a report adopted by the House to-day for investiga? tion of the pension office under Gen. Raum, incline to believe that the charges are not true, but urge inves? tigation for the sake of General Raum. Representative Cooper, who intro? duced the resolution for the investi? gation, charged that Gen. Raum had favored certain pension attorneys be? cause the latter endorsed a money note for him and also that the com? missioner had promoted employes who took stock in the refrigerating company of which he is president. Denounce the Force Bill. By United Press. * Kansas City, July 26.?At a mass meeting of the Democrats last night resolutions were adopted deprecating the passage of the Federal election bill now pending in Congress, and denouncing the attempt to pass a bill as a deliberate blow at the liber? ties of the people and their inaliena? ble right to elect their own represen? tatives. Congress Yesterday. By United Press. Washington, July 26.?In the House a resolution was adopted for a special committe to investigate Gen. Raum's administration of tbe pension office. The sundry civil bill was dis? cussed, but no action was taken. In the Senate the tarilf bill was dis? cussed, and bills passed granting pen? sions to the widows of Generals Crook, Freemont and McClellan. *~' Congressman Pierce Injured. By Cnited Press. Dresden, Tenn., July 26.?Rice A. Pierce, Representative from the Ninth Congressional district of Tennessee, fell off the platform of a moving train at the station here Thursday night and received serious and probably fatal injuries. His right arm, side and leg are paralyzed. Failed to Nominate. By United Press. Greenville, Ohio, July 26.?The. Democratic congressional convention of the Fourth district failing, after 600 ballots, to nominate a candidate for Congress today took a recess until' September 3rd,and changed the place of meeting to Piqua. Base Ball Games of Yesterday. By United Press. playeks' league. At Cleveland?First game?Cleve land, 6; New York, 1. Second game?Cleveland, 8; New York, 7. At Buffalo?Buffalo, 9; Brooklyn, IS. At Pittsburg?Pittsburg, 3; Bos? ton, 4. At Chicago?Chicago, 12; Philadel? phia 1. national league. At Pittsbuig?Pittsburg.4; Bo8ton,S. At Cincinnati?Cincinnati, 5; New ^At^'cieveland?Cleveland, 2; Phil? adelphia, 5. i^i; . At Chicago ? Chicago, 4; Brook-, lyn, 10. american ASSOCIATION. St. Louis-Brooklyn game poatK; poned. ^wEn^^H At Philadelphia?Athletic, w toais ville, 10. \ m At Rochester?Rochester, 6;^ To-n ledo, 2. At Syracuse?Syracuse, 3; Colum? bus, 0. J'. atlantic league. Worcester-Hartford game pott-' .^^Newark?New Haven failed to appear, forfeit to Newark 9 toO. V At Baltimore?Baltimore,!!; Wash*. 1Di^S?u:ri8burg--Har?isTi mingtoa,!'