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VOL. VI-NO. 191. SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS ? AT THE mm ml S?le Kam!, suitings, closing price, ?c a yard. Outing cloths in beautiful patterns, at b and 10c a yard. Flannelettes in new anil stylish latterus at 124c a yard. Dres? ginghams, 5, Sand lOca yard. A few pieces of Scotch ginghams a: 20c, wc.1 th 25c a yard Still a ew challiesat 4c and (?Je a yard. Also a few more pieces of clu cked * mohair at 25? a yard. Mohair-' in all shades at ?:">. "?; and . 50? a van":. White goods in all the newest ma? terials and at lowest prices. A special bargain in pure Turkey red table covers, S-4. TV and i> H? 5>7ic each. Table linens, towels and napkins in endless variety, and at prices that defy competition. Auntlicr case of white bed quilts at $1 earl-.. Ladies' and (rents' underwear and hosiery in great assortment and at l>"ttom prices. Large stock of bleached and nn-j bleached cotton-and sheetings in all Widths. Children* white lace hats and caps from r>c up. Fan-. Fans, Fans, Fans, from 2c up. SNYDEE. HASSLER i MACBAIN. 131 SALEM AVENUE, S. W., ftOANTFSE; ----- VIRGINIA. WHITE BREAD FLOUR. WE W ILL PAY $50 IN ?S H To any one who can furnish the 'slightest proof of the slightest adulteration in the Famous and Popular WHiTE BREAD FLOUR. -Try ."WHITE BREAD" and you will Use No Other. aiARKLEY&CO.. -the? Ifie?ercUFront Grocers 124 and 126 First Avenue, S. W. P'-noke college, * Vhi SALEM VA. .i.rf* of courses; commercial de V n,\ ?f? library 17,000 volumes S?Zhealthful cilmate; very ? l?peU8eR- Students fifteen ?S? veatTer * Mexico, and Japan. tSfed catV-ills sept. 17th. Ulus 1 xm iraVe tree- Address jLLlua.w)REHER preBident \ Salem. Va. AT COST For 30 Days. OUR ENTIRE STOCK OK DRY GOODS Consisting-of Foreign and I )omestic DRESS GOODS, Ginghams, Sattnes, Challies, Bleached and Unbleached Cottons and Sheetings, etc. WILL BE OFFERED AT PRIME COST FOR THE NEXT 30 DAYS. Our Remnant Coim i er is now ready, where you ran select at any Price A Wain dt, Ash or Ebony POLE GIVEN AWAY with every pair of Lace Curtains] bought to the value nf <->.oo per pair or upwards. 42 Salem avenue. PAY - CASH for vor it 15V DOING SO YOU CAN SAVh Fl VI EEN PEB CENT. AT Blounf s Diamonfl Front l.v, SALEM AVENUE UU;e Blount's Favorite Flous^ MONEY TO LOAN TDK PEOPLES' PERPETUAL LOAN - * - BUILDING ASSOCIATION will lead money on long time and easy payments. Shares may be taken at jin v 1 i :nc- Applv to ' V/M. F. WINCH. Secretary and treasurer. Room l. Masonic Temple. apl tf. NOTICE. ii hi s: Glase Mim 1 will olfer my entire stock of: DRY GOODS. BOtjTS AND SHOES AT PRIME COST TO DISCONTINUE BUSINESS. F. G. MAY 142, First avenue, Si W AT COST. AT COST jy 18 2w. C A. HEATH, The well-known Jefferson Street BARBER, lias opened a Barber Shop in Hotel j Koauoke. cm in biisement | my20 lm ttOA-NC R?ANOKE. BUILDING - COMPANY. E. II. STEWART, Presidout. II. (i OOLE, See. and Treas. .1. F. UARU'nJR, ?en'l Mannger. CONTRACTORS & BUILDERS. Ofliee Li KAY & UOSWKLn, Jef? ferson Street. Lara; Brick Building? a Specialty. Homes l?u It on easy payments. Pat romtuc solicited. Estimates cheer? ful i\ furnished on application. J. F. BARBOUR, GENERAL MANAGER, je 14-tf. Still keep the largest assortment of HARDWARE In Southwest Virginia TheyMinve just received h '.argesppuljf ?OK? Lap Robes, Horse Covers Breach Loading Guns, ? AND? Sporting' Goods. Miner's ami Kailroud Stipplie A ^jutcinlty. 17 nif! !Si Second Street, soutbwes THE lum^ Building Cafe -AND Are now prepared to furnish meals a1 POPULAR PRICKS, Table boarders can be aeeomniodattd aiiil will receive prompt and careful attention. STEA KS. Ofl'J' S. AND ALL PISHES TO OKI) EIS SERVED IN F1RSI ( LASS si VI.:' Gold Lunch Couuter ttttaehed, where eohl luuches are served from 5 a. m. to 12 p. in. Fish, ( Inn^s and Game in season a .^pecia-ty. Fred. Web^r. L. F. BURKS, Practical Piumber fJAS .nid STEAM FITTER. ?:o And dealer in ail kinds of Plumber, (t.-is and Steam Fitter.-' Supplies. Prompt Attention to Orders, and Satisfaction iu> rante. d. 715 Main Street. LYNCHBURG, VA 113 < liimmerco St reet, jel2-3ino ROANOKE, VA H. H. LIMEY, SIBSRT ? C?. Real Instate Agents, Moomaw Block. No. 9. We have a line list of property from which to select. Iu location, price and terms, we hope tosoi? ?11. If you have PROPERTY To sell oi- exchange, call. Best of references given. jtinlO lm -DYEING, GLEANING and REPAIRING You will save monev by bringing yoin <lirty chillies to be cleaned or dyed und repaired to me. Chtrges moderate Work first class. E. Walsak, Corner Campbell and Htnry *tre?M , Konnoke. V^.. If HOLLINS INSTITUTE, VIRGINIA. For the higher education of young ladies, equipped at a cost of $120,000, employs 25 officer* and teacher:-, ? of whom are male professors, of both American and European 1 raining. Languages, Literature, Science, Arr, Music, Elocution, etc., art? 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 picturesque mountain scenery, it enjoys the fur? ther advantages of mineral waters and a bracing mountain climate. At? tendance last session 20!) from 18 ptates. The 48th session will open '?September 17th. P. O. and Station. ! Holling; Va. CHAS. H. COCKE, I jy25-tf Business Manager. , / 'ARR Til K SIGN WRITER, COR |.V tier Third irrenne and First street N- w mar?-tl )KE, VIRGINIA. TUE \ IT MUST COME. THE ROANOKE AND SOUTHERN TO THIS CITY. THi; REAL ESTATE BEBANSB 1 A l'ri?|>o?ltif?ii In Purin u siix lt Coin, imny nl .'-..".(?.(>iu> mill Itny ii|> n Koiltc for i In' ('iiiiKlriivlioii <'?iii|?iiny m Ki'iinoiiiiIiIc Figure*. Almut hu If ol the seventeen firms making up tlio real estate exchange ui' i yt stvrday aftor.iooii ;it Gray mid !> (swell's blliee for tli.- purpose <>f dis cussing tltt! Roanoke and Southern terminus question. Mr .1 F. Wingfleld was called to I the .chair, and Mr. A. D. Rice acted as secretary. k*\Viil sum.-Hi the mein hers please slate the object for which tiiis meet hig wascalled," said the chairman as he took Iiis seat. Mr. it A Rives, ol Scott and Rives, said thai he would do so. tie pre? faced Iii remarks t?y saying that the question of Rettin?; the Roanoke aud Southern to this city was an all im? portant i>!:e Hut, in the light of what had occurred recently, uo one knew whether it would come or not. The company were having the great est dillR-iilty in getting into the city, ain't unless they ?-i>u!? i u'et in at a re;i sonable expenditure t hey would not COine at all. 11>' said " plan had been suggested. The road had set aride hetw.en $00,000 and $70,000 to get in*o Roanoke with. They had met with in> encouragement with that amount only behind them. Hut they could not afford to spend more, and were looking about roranotlier termi? nus He hud reliable information that Salem had at this time a delega? tion al Wiiist'in trying to arrange for thr road to come to that town. Mr. Rive* then outlined clearly the stiege.? ted plan The idea was to form a stock company of $30,000, buy up laud on which options were now held, and let the railroad pass over the railroad free of cost. He calcu ! .ted rhal the land needed by the company would not cost the citizens over $15,000, and thU. together with what the com:tany were willing to ? pend. would be enough to assure tin- ? o.'Ilitlg of the road here. II r. A. ?. A sherry asked the ques :i "Are we supposed lobe dealiug witii i he railroad or with the ?on struct ion company.'1 "With tin- railroad,'' was the an? swer troll! SOiUe Olie. "Then I move we adjourn," was the reply. "1 second the motion,'1 .-.iid Mr Hoekady. The motion waslost. Mr U 0. Taiiaferro made the mo lion that some meiuher of the Con structiou Company be sent for. so as to explain fully the condition of af fairs. But no one in tin-room knew where one could be found- Mr. ilockady said in seconding the mot ion of Mr. Tah'aferro, thai if the (.'oii.-ti net ion Company had ever w.tnted to meel tit" change to discuss the question, they had nevcrbiguilied it. He thought this should he done be!ore anv action was taken .Mr. A. f>. Rice said in reply to this 1 iiat he knew that if the road could get into the city for $00,000 i; would come here. Ofcourse this included t lie $15,000 to he made up. Mr. Asberry wanted to know what part of the city Mr. Kice meant when I e said "the cry." He said there were fcWO parts of the city, tile I0W1T and the upper, lie suggested that .Mr. .i A. tiauibill be sent for. lb- understood that that, gentle-j man had a letter on the subject that he was siire would interest the mem? bers. Mr. Boswell went .>u. to find Mr. Gambill. i.-ut didn't succed. Mr. Asberry continuing his remarks said that for his part lie would nor sub scribe a dollar to the new .scheine, an.: he hoped that uo member of the exchange would. He wanted also to know who had called thi> mooting os the Exchange' Mr. Rives arose anil said that he ha l l.u requested to call the uicct iug* and all public-spirited eiti Keus of Roanoke wanted the road to come here, and intended to do all in his power to get it here. He ivpre seuted no particular section of the city. That was a secondary matter. He didn't care where it came in, all he wanted was to see it conic. .lust at this point Mr. James S. Simmons entered the room, and by general request he was asked to tell what he knew about the proposed move. Mr. Simmons said he wanted to be perfioily plain and lucid in what he had to say. He was willing to subscribe as much for it ^ en: i ee by 'Hie route as by another. He wanted to lie throughly onder >to id in the position he took. The Roanoke and Southern wanted to i-oiue in around the town and have a terminus near that of the other roads. They did no: want to run through any of the principal streets and lay tueiuselves liable at any time. He fully approved of the plan as out? lined by Mr. Rives and thought that it was the only feasible one. In this lie agreed wirb the engineers of the road. They had been here and fuliy canvassed all of the different routes. In regard to the We>t End they did not tee their way clear to enter the city by crossing the railroad tracks even if a pood site for their yards could be found there. This would mean a heavy expense. They would have to cross tfie Norfolk and Western either underground or by means of overhead bridges and both methods would cost a great deal of money. The terminus they desired was in the southeastern part of the city, not more than live blocks from the Union depot. In answer to a question Mr Sim? mons said that he believed that they could get the road into the city by the expenditure of an additional $10.001?. The company had expected to lind a terminus tor" about $00,000. This, together with the$15,000, would make the expenditure $73,000. Mr. Simmons said again that be I elleved the scheme proposed was the only feasible one, but if any other gentle? man had another lie would be glad to hear if. If it were a better one he ' was open to correction, and would take it instead of the one then being discussed. But if something further wasn't done, and that soon Roanoke [ would not get the road. Indeed, lie I did not know if it would be built at 'all. He believed that the getting of that road was a matter of paramount importance to anything else. "One road brings another.'1 concluded Mr. Simmons, "and if we get the Roanoke and Southern the Baltimore and Ohio will be sure to follow."1 Mr. Rice said that the plan of Mr. Simmons was not suggested by any member of the Virginia and North Carolina Construction Company. In Y SI)AY MORNING, JUT ! talking the matter over among them? selves it had come to be discussed among others and was believed to be the only feasible one. He related an incident which occurred when the ! Rhenandoah Valley road was being built. .Salem was sure of getting the road. They would do nothing. The rond was obliged to come to them and when they had promised to meet a party of the promoters t he Salem ites left a negro in the office to meet the gentlemen and the Salcmitea who were most interested went bird hunting, And the road didn't come there. Mr Asberry said he didn't want to I he misunderstood lie was not light I ing the road. He had subscribed largely to it: and wanted it here, lie I believed the road was coming here, but he also believed that Koanoke j had done all that it should. This brought Mr. Simmons to his feet again, lie reiterated the state? ment that the plan suggested was the only feasible one before the meeting. The Virginia and North Carolina Construction Company had no inter? ests in Roanoke. They were build? ing the road lor lusl what il was worth to them, and if Salem, or any othar place offered greater Induce? ments, the road would not come here. Mr. Hockaday asked the question, "Do you believe that an additional subscription of $15,000 would bring the road here?" "I do iii(?t emphatically," said Mr. Sinn:.on-:, ? but I do not believe it will cost us any money, or not a great deal at any rate. The land along the pro post! d route will be enhanced in value by the road, and can be sold, J believe, at an advance sufficient at j least to pay for what all of it will COSt. I don't believe it will, in tile end, cos! t he .stockholders a dollar Mr. Maker said that if he was not very much mistaken a route had been offered along Commerce street with a terminus just acrass the railroad tor $75,000. The proposition, however, to the best of his knowledge, had not been entertained. Mr. Simmons said that he under? stood that thfs proposition had been exceedingly indefinite and this might have been the reason if hail not been entertained. As for himself one site suited him as well as the other. Mr. F. I!. Kemp moved that three gentlemen be appointed lo see how much stock would be subscribed to the idea supported by Messrs, Sim? mon.-, Mice and Kives. Mr. Hockaday asked whether or not the other route would be con? sidered, and also whether people sub scribing to the laud company would have a guarantee that the road would come here. The answer was that the additional subscription would insure the roa.l The rival route would also be looked into, but the general im? pression ?was that the road would not cross the trad.-of the Norfolk ami Western. Mr. Kemp was requested to put his iii'"].hi in writing. It reads: I move j that the chair appoint three members ol the exchange to wait on the real estate agents and other citizens of Koanoke with a subscription li.-t to raise a $30,000 stock company for the purpose of purchasing land and securing the route of tin- Koanoke and Southern railroad. The following committee was then appointed by Chairman Wingfleld: Me--rs. SlmiUOllS, Kives and Kemp. They will report progress on Wednes? day evening at Gray and Hoswcll's office. A Kla Deal. \V.- state upon good authority that the Armiuius Mine.- have been sold to an English syndicate for ($500,1.i live 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 ami phosphate works to cost from $230,000 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 wiii be reopened and worked, ami many desert places lie made to blos? som like the rose. We sincerely hope I that what is here on paper may soon be on the ground; and that we may realize all that we hope, and that its realization will be but the dawn of a bright day for this County and State. Louisa Advance. Hole! Koanoke Arrival*. WB Bradley, Knoxville: Mrs C C Coffee, child and nurse, Theo C Campbell, Blacksburg; Richard Row? ley Baker, Philadelphia; Mr and Mrs Henry Whiten, jr. Philadelphia; .1 K F Steele, Brain well; R H T Adams. Lynchburg; W .1 Kerr, Virginia; C 11 Denison, 8 V; B R Cod wise. Md; Ceo C Strigcr, Washington, D C; C F Hanson, Win J Mills. Hugh Brent, Baltimore; J B McShanc, Philadel? phia. ;'to- Knoxville Reunion. The people of Knoxville are making extensive preparations to hold a re? union of the veterans of the Union and Confederate armies on October 7, 8 and '.). A hearty welcome will be given the boys of the blue and the grey, and there is no doubt that it will* be the largest gathering of veter? ans ever assembled south of the Ohio river. Car Work* Destroyed. PKNWKLO, Ph., July 28.-T.lie Elk Coal and Coke property at (Hen Fisher. Elk county, seven miles from here, was destroyed by lire last week. One hundred men are thrown out of work, and the loss is $25,000, with $12,000 insurance The works will be rebuilt at once. ; allies Have Tried It. A number of my lailv customer* have >lried "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 Pradfieid Reg. Co., Atlanta, Ga., for particulars. By Bud weil, Christian and Barbae. It is a well known fact that the Bobbie 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 eis. Illustrated catalogues free. Buy jour cooking stoves from M.H, Jennings & Co.. neur market house. Salem avenue. t Salem Re nl 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, 188!), lots 10 and 11 section 21, i for $1,200. H. G. Brown & Co. sold these Jnly 3rd, 1800,for $3,0001in $1, 500 cash payments. ' jylO tf ,Y 20, isuo: THE ATTRACTIONS BOOKEC FOR THE OPERA HOUSE. GOOD COMPANIES ARE SECURED, Aunt Jack nnd I lie Old IIouicnIoiiI .Minstrels ami 111* Spectacular -Hcf tie llcruaril'CliHNv in a Kew liny Oilier Attraction;.. The coining theatrical season I promises to be the best and most bril? liant Roanoke has ever had. Manager Beekner has been very careful in hooking his attractions, and has also had t he assistance ot Mr. M. A. Moselev, his ellicient secretary, whose large experience is a guarantee that only the best will find a night here. The season will open August IS with Wilson's minstrels. George Wilson hri.igs forty people with him this season, among them Ixw Rene did and George Edwards, than whom no better end men ever cracked a bone or thumped a tamborine. Dion Bioucacoult's "After Dark" will be the next attraction, and will be here on the 29th. Tank dramas are becoming the rape all over the country, and for the lirst time we will have one here. W. C. Daly's "Colored Aristocracy" will th.-u occupy the boards for a night, ami shows ol this kind always attract large crowds in Roanoke. Next will come Fred Wilson's "Penalty," to be followed by the Wood-St. John Comedy Company, with a talented troupe. Vinous, one of the most charming* soubrettes on the stage, has a new play, "Little Sunshine," ami will he bound to draw her usual house. Hettie Bernard-Chase we all know as the pretty banjo picker of last sea? son. This year she is "Uncle's Dar? ling."' Henshaw and Ten Broesek in the "Nabobs" were the two artists who were the most attractive fea? ture- of the "Two Old Cronies" com? pany when it was here. The Grau Opera Company will next delight us with opera-bouffe, and G. M. Palmer will be here with "Jim the Penman," and his latest London and New York success "Aunt Jack." 'I'ii the romantically inclined Wil? liam Redmond in "Herminio" will be a treat and the. Fat Mens1 Club will tax the strength of the stage to it ut? most. Alviu Joslyn always draws a big audience in Roanoke as does Al. Field's .Minstrels. Pauline Markham in "Ma/.eppa" is great. Lovers of the spectacular will be glad to know that Karalfy's "Water Queen" will be here with fifty people. Mac Lean and Marie PreSCOtt ill their latest success "Cleopatra" are booked The Con* ried < bpera Company is one of the very best attractions on the road and the largest that will be here. They will present the "'Gypsy Baron." "The Old Homestead" has hail a three years' run in New York and is still running. It will lie here this ses son. "Bottle's Baby'" mad.- famous last season by Kate Claxtou, Frank Mayo in the ever popular "Davy Crockett" and Charles McCarthy in "One of the Bravest" is a trio hard to beat. "Two Old Cronies" will he here to delight us again. The Green? wood Opera Company (aines next. Marie Greenwood has now her own company. She will be pleasantly re? membered here as the soloist of the Grau Opera Company of last season. "Amongthe Pines" and then those ever welcome comedians Evans and I Joey in the "Parlor Match." Th?re are only a few of the attrac? tion.- Manager Hecknerwill present to his patrons. A number of others will be booked before the season com? mences. Many of the people who will play here go no further South than Roanoke and then turn to the West where audiences are larger. We may look forward to the coming season with a great deal of pleasure and if we only had an open house as pood as the troupes coming we would havo no cans" to grumble. RAILROAD NOTES. Commodore Bat em an has severed his connection with the Atlantic and Danville road on account of ill health. It ;s belieyed that within the next thirty days the Chicago and West Mu lligan road will pass out of the hands of its present owners. It is estimated that railroads in the United States lose $2,000,01)0 yearly from landslides, $5,000.000 from 'floods, $1,000,000 from lire, and $9,000,000 from collisions. The directors of the St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Company have re? solved to execute a conveyance to ratify the sale of the main line and the Alton branch to the "Big Four-" The Richmond and Petersburg Rail? road will be double tracked and have tiled for record to the Central Trust Company of New York a $1,000,000 mortgage secured by the roads rolling stock and equipments. According to the report of the re? ceiver of the Chicago and Atlantic railroad a debt of $015,000 has been liquidated.also iuterest amounting to 9220,659. The gross earnings for the year ending June 00, were $2,700.000, an increase of $519,000. The Norfolk and Western double track from the West End furnace to Big Spring has been completed and the first train passed over it Sunday night. The double track from Chris tainsburg to Radford is progressing rapidly. Luring the second week in July eighty-six railroads show earnings of $0,207,527, an increase of $531,401. For the third week in July twenty three roads report earnings of $2,540, :JT4, an increase of $4Sl,:)00. A ti reman] says: "1 know a little kink about lighting a headlight on stormy and windy nights. Take ?an old train order and curl it around on top of tliel amp wick so as to leave a portion of it sticking up, and by drop? ping a lighted match down the chim? ney it will ignite and the headlight is lit. The third of the fleet of six large 2,000 ton ocean-going coal barges built in New York for the Norfolk and Western railroad has arrived in Norfolk. These barges are to be used by the company in transporting Pocahonta8 coal from Lambert's Point to the New England cities. Two powerful ocean tugs have been built to tow the barges. 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 Geyers to get your spring aud summer suits my20 tf. Tili: koanoke AM) southern. The proposition of a number of the members of the real estate exchange to organize a stock company of $50,000 I ami purchase the right of way and ter? minal facilities for the Roanoke and Southern; and oiler them to the Con? struction Company on reasonable terms is a good one. There ought to be uo further delay in the road's beginning work here. According to statement* made l.y gentlemen who had talked with olliccrs and directors of the Company, tha ob? stacles in the way are not largo. The railroad should not he made to pay a large or unreasonable amount to enter the city. The road i.s going to he a Lreat bene? fit to Roanoke, and property owneas ought to appreciated this. The proposition to secure facilities and meet the Construction Company halfway, offering them the .proper:y reasonably is eommeiulable Roanoki must have the Roanoke and Southern, and the city owes it to its own interest to see that the com? pany is not charged an exorbitant |>i ce for entrance and '.eraiiuus here. Tue Halt iniiire and Ohio l.anil Coilt l?nny, of Salem. Offer 1,300 building lots for $150 each. Weekly payments of $1.50. The Baltimore .and Ohio hand < !om pany, of Salem, Va., owning 22? acres of land within half a mile of Salem. Va.. admirably located for building lots, have determined ro offer 1.5)00 lots for .-ale at $150 each, including corner lots, in the following manner: Lot clubs of 100 members each will be formed. Each member thereof paying $1.30 per week or ?(! per month until $13(1 is paid. Each mem? ber will draw for a lot at the regular weekly drawing, and one lot will be drawn every week until loo lots tire 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 rime 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 year.-, and the company will allow such pur? chaser 10 per cent, discount given on his purchase. A purchaser building, within .six mouths, a house costing not less I ban $500, Oil his lot, will have a reduction of 25 per cent, on hi- 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, am! 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, anil enables one of .-mail means to secure property constantly on the increase in value. Remember, one lot is drawn by someone 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 18 months from the time you joined the club, and secure the re duci ions 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 dr..'.- are paid. Bo not be misled by any misrepre? sentations made about this land, but go to Salem and see it for yourself: call on Mr. H. O. Brown, president of the company, who will show you over the property. The size of these lots 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 expenditure of $1.30 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 mean 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 A' 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 ?> a. in. to 10 p. m. There is no investment on which one can realize so handsomely und at so small a cost as to become a mem? ber of the Baltimore A Ohio Lot Clubs, unless it is to he a stockholder in the Baltimore A' Ohio Land Com? pany. We cheerfully recommend these lots to the public. Respectfully, Oscak D. Derr & Co., No. 10 First avenue, S. W., Roanoke. Va. II. F. Mkeixk, With B". G. Brown, box --'AK Salem Va. agents baltimore & oillo ANB north SAL km LOT clubs. F. L. Carter. With Dupey & Taliaferro, Koanoke, Va. Mahood, Stoke & Co.. Lynchbui'?. Va. J. :?. Parkenson & Co.. Richmond, Va. W. E. Summers & Co., Washington. D. C. Fo.v bd, Downing, Hardaway Roanoke, Va. G. W. Kernauan, Roanoke, Va. Smith & Parsell, Norfolk, Va. J. B. Pharis & Co., Martinsville, Va. Prick & Mitchell, Bristol, Tenii. Reuben Finnell, With Neal SB Pans,Roanoke, Va. A Bit Railroad Mortgage. By United Press. Memphis, Tenn., July 28.?The Louisville and Nashville Railroad' Company today mortgaged its entire system to the Central Trust Company of New York for $75,000,600. ? ICE - - FIVE CENTS THE FIRE FIEND. FIFTEEN HUNDRED PEOPLE , MADE HOMELESS. WALLACE ENTIRELY DESTROYED lOnly Two Buildings Lett Standing 'I Ik- Lohn Estimated at 82,000,000 Tlit- rclcgmph WttrcMitrc Down, mid Particulars are Meagre. My I'ii itl Press. Spokaxe Falls, Wy.. .July The town or Wallace, Walio, 100 miles cast of hen1, was barn cd yester? day. Ir is said only two buildings have been saved. The loss will probi bly be $200,000. The lire started in r saloon. A high wind carried the flames to adjoining buildings, all of which wen- frame. One thousand live hundred people arc homeless. The telegraph wires were destroyed, and the particulars are meagre. WAR l.\ ARGENTINE REPUBLIC. Olio-Thousand Government Troops Killed by the Rcvolntionists. By United Pros. BtJEXOS AYRES, July 28?The Re? volutionary movement is spreading rapidly. There was desperate fight? ing between government troops and revolutionists yesterday. Tin former were defeated and 1,000 of them killed, or wounded. Revolutionists have been joined by the navy. The triumph of tin; revolutionists seem to be assured. New York, July 28.?The financial community centering around Wall street wa- considerably affected today by the news of the revolt in Argen? tine Republic. The English interests in South America are enormous and lately good money ha sheen following bad in a vain etfort to stave oll dMas? ters which have threatened the South American country. Much British gold has gone to South America re? cently, the defficiency being supplied from this country and France. The news had a depressive effect on stock. Kan Salvador vs. Guatamala. Bv United Press. New York, July 28.?The Herald's special from La Liberatad Salvador says the latest advices fully confirm accountsof two victories of Salva? doreans over Guatamala one at Chingoand another at Attes Calempo. Great consternation is said to pre? vail in Guatamala over the news oi two disasters to her army. The revolutionary uprising took place in tic department of Chiquimula, Guatamala Friday las*. The military were called upon to fire on the mob but refused to do s>> and threw down their arms and many of them joined the revolutionists. A Singular Phenomenon. By United Press. nKw Florence, Mo., July 28.?A singular electric phenomenon is re? ported from Americus. From a small cloud a single, vivid (lashof lightning descended, striking two men standing against a barbed, wire fence, instantly killing one and paralyzing the other from the waist downward. A num? ber of r.orses were hitched to a fence. One was instantly killed and several injured. The shock was felt all over the v?iage. several persons being stunned. ' A XORFOLIt STEA31ER COLLIDES With an Excursion Boat in Baltimore Harbor. r:y United Press. Baltimore, Md., July 2S.?The steamer Virginia of the Bay line in leaving here this evening for Norfolk collided in the bay with th? excursion boat Louise, badly damaging both boats. Several of the passengers jumped overboard and are reported drowned and a number of others were m >re or less injured in the rush and excitement, and are being carried to their homes and hospitals. Both boa? : have returned to the city. Kussel Harrison's Investment. By Unite 1 Press. Corpus Christi, Tex., July 25*? Two hundred and fifty thousand dol? lars is the sum paid by Russell Harri? son and a New York syndicate fof 1,000 acres of land and seven building bloc];- south of thi:3 city, on Port Aransascligs, yesterday. [ A large number of Roanoke people are interested there. | A PIPE BREAKS. The City's Water Supply Cnt Short Temporarily. Early yesterday morning the pipe through which the water supply of the city passes, broke just where it crosses the Roanoke river and last night the town was without water. The pipe rests on the bed of the stream and when it burst a great jet of clear water gushed out and mingled with the water of the Roanoke. The water shot out with much greater force than the current of the river so none of the muddy fluid got into the pipe. A coffer-dam was at once began, and by 8 o'clock last night it had been completed and the work of pumping out the water was com_ inenced. It was very slow work, how" ever, as the dam leaked considerable and should it not be completed by tliis morning Roanoke will be treated to a small water famine, and the work in all the shops of the town will come to a standstill. This morning early all of the shops were sent notices to use the water as sparingly as possible and to watch the boilers closely. In tiie meantime the city was supplied with water the force pump at the reservoir this did not last lomr. A little 'after night fall not a hydrant in the city was in working order. Mr. C. E. Clark, salesman for Thomas and Burnes, leaves this morn? ing for Middleport, Ohio, where ho will spend a month in visiting friends and relatives and rusticatiug gener? ally.