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i ?L. VI?NO. 194.
-AT THE ?3?Side band suitings, closing price, 7c a yard. Outing cloths in beautiful patterns, it 8 and 10c a yard. Flannelettes in new and; stylish ?attorns at 12Jc a. yard. Dross ginghams, ?">. Sand tOca yard. A few pieces of Scotch ginghams at JOc, worth 25c a yard Stiila ew challiesat Ic and pica yard. Also a few more pica s of (da-eked mohair at 25 c a yard. Mohairs in all sha les a; 25, :o: and 50c a yard. White.goods in ah the newest ma? terials and nt lowest prices. A special bargain in pure Turkey red table covers. 8 !. 75cand ^ 10 >>7:c ??ach. Table linens, towels ami napkins in endless variety, and at prices that defy competition. Another case of white bed quilts at > each. Ladies' and Gents' underwear and hosiery in great assortment and at bottom prices. Large stock (?:' bleached and un? bleached cottons and sheetings in all widths. Ohildrens w hite lace hats and caps I com 15c up. Faus. Fans, 1';'!:-. Fans,from 2cup. - > - 134 SALEM AVENUE, S. W., Vu.Xi IKE, --- - VIRGINIA lite Bread Flour! yVHITE BREAD FLOUR WE WILL PAY $50 IN CASH To any one w ho can furnish the slightest proof of the slightest adulteration in the Famous ant! Popular WH?YF BREAD Try "WHITE BREAD" and you will Use No Other. CMARILEY&CO.. ?'I'll E? 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 cilmate; verv moderate expenses. Students fifteen States, lud. Ter., Mexico, and Japan. 38th year begins Sept. 17th. Illus? trated catalogue free. Address JULIUS. D. DREHER, President, Salem, Va. AT /Ol For 30 Days OUR ENTIRE STOCK 01 '1 / Consisting of Foreign an Domestic DRESS G ?ODS, Ginghams, Salines, Challies, Bleached ami Unbleached Cottons and Sheetings, etc. WILL BE OFFERED AT PRIME COST FOR T?R NEXT 30 DAYS Oar Reumaul Com: ter is now ready, where yon can select a? a Ha i lee A Walnut, Ash ( POLE GIVEN AW every pair of L act bought to the valio per pair or upwards. III! ' pay - a;- ;h BY FIF1 EE BloifsEi ; Use OL avof it? ? s o u MONEY TO LOAN THE PEOPLES' PERPETUAL LOI-l-BlDIl ASSOCIATION will lend money on long t ime and easy payments. Shares may be-taken at any time. Applv to W.U. P. WINCH. Secretary and treasurer. Room 1, Masonic Temple. api tf. ii U is M Mm. I will oiler my entire stock of DRY PfiPr AND SHOES AT PRIME COST TO DISCONTINUE BUSINESS. F. Gr: MAY. m 1 k jy 18 2w nm li w n C. A. HEATH, The well-known Jefferson Street BARBER, Has opened a Barber Shop in Hotel Roauoke. Room in basement. my2(J lm 1 ntJ I 1 LiOANOl ROANOKE. BUILDING - COMPANY E. il. STEWART, President, il. ti. COLE, See: and Trcas. .1 V. B?rRB' ?Uli, lienM Manager. MTKACTUKo k KU1UM Office with <ii:\v A IJOSWKLL, Jef? ferson St reet. Large Brick Buildings a Specialty. [Tomes btnll on easy pay meats: Pat ronage : ? I. Estimates cheer fuliv fnrnished on npplication; OENERAL MANATEE. Ill $ CHALfi? ?- .!'. keep tin- largest assortment of HARDWARE ?t Virgiuh :eeci> c ! a 'er:. ?OF? *ap iiobes, Horse Covers Bre.ecli Loading Guns, ? AM)? Bporfmg Goods. i's and Railroad Sin idie A Specialty. i 9 'in mi is' 0 if Fish, I i ans and Game in [ son .-. specialty. Fred. Weber? i L. F. BURKS, I Practical PI umber I KAM Fl Anddealer in all kinds of PIamber, I i., I Steam Fitters' Supplies. j Prompt Attention to Orders-, stud S ttisfaetion ii:? rantced. ? ?. IAN OH B?RO, VA. ll? ? '? ?mmerce Si reet, iel-2-Uuto ROAXOKE, VA.j 1.1 LIillYJIBERfHO [leal Estate Agents, Mo?m?w Block, No. 9. W< have a fine list of property from which to select. in location, price and terms, we hope to suit. all. If you have P OPES 7 Y To ..- el! or exchange, calk Be ;t of references given. junlO Ira DYEING, CLEANING and REPAIRING Ybn will fnvs^ money by brin^'ir,;: your dirty clothes to be cleaned or dyed and repaired to me. Charges mo lernte. Work first class. Corner Campbell an.] Henry str< Rbanoko, Va. ? if HOLLINS INSTITUTE. YiKwIXl \. For the higher edtar.a: ion of yonn ? ladies, equipped at cost oi ^l .u.; .. . employs 23 oiheers ami teach Tot] whom are male professors, of both: American and European training. Languages, Literature, Science, Art, Mosic, Elocution^ e e., are taught ander best standards: For n< irly a half century it has commanded public conQdence without distinction of re? ligious beliefs. 1,200 feet above level, and surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery, it enjoys tlie fur? ther advantages of mineral w.-irer and a bracing mountain climate. At? tendance last session 209 from 18 states. The '18th session will open September 17th. P. 0. and Station, H?llins, Va. CHAS. H. COOKE, jy23-tf Business Manager; CARR THE SIGrN WRITER, COR. ner Third avenue ami First street N. W. mar?-tt 2, VIRGINIA, mil). IT T A OS MONET _ ? TO RUN THE ROANOKE POST OFFICE RIGHT. EOSTSiSTEB EMM SPEAKS TU? ItciiMOM <>! Our InoHrcffiil M.til Service I?i>t? W? Compare With a.ynelibiirj; in Increase Mll.M he !*!titte Fit v U Vit Mr. V. i'!>:?.::::?.!?it. The allow; nee; iOa.dc by the gov ffiiitreni For th ? postoflico in this city ire entirely inadequate, and Pbst nastcr AsLerry intends to make 9 rip to V. in i.iii at oii>';- and ?. ? -n ? i.- ?;. advocate an increase of "Ali increase mast be made," said fr. Asbcrry yesterday, "if the office ? to be conducted efficiently and in a i m si i mann r. aud I wou't run it ?? fhc fie oj stamps since I took' barge Ol the office t? u mouths ago "The a I So ?vaucc foreirrieal hire alone a Lyuclihurg'.Is us much as we are ... hire-; . < \ ; idci che difference ; Kjre-diiuc'uh serve than Lynch-, ?irg. In the Jattt-r place it you carry ! ? : er :<> a m once you know : aeh. I ? itch .? eriti ; v. hen i he amount .'. -.-;-r;u;! i'(?? tunisfer li . led in his resigha - .? h en an increase in ? 1 r:?. k cliarge. ii ? ng to st e it 1 iMii.i'it con ' ;:ii:::;.i: t>KATH. i u.t?c?] nut] 31 ::>ule?l : ? u:si tnce \\ hen h ? ? ! ? ? ' at! its charter to; do a no tu-1 ? - ? . ; to its friends !.<?;?!?. have ? . thai the-site winch !!;?? club is about i ? eel a hundred-thpni-aud doilar :' in atre is on the point at the i ? i James river into flainpt?u P.i >-? ?-. opposite Fort lie: s id that t lie rich vachtsmen of Ney," Fork will l>e specially at rri ? i to the rmgnificent sailing ? ???.!?. - !?? the Roads and up tin- river (re thetact that yachts can. by : the liaritan canal and Raritan riys r, ? ? ! ' ii ? ? ?' ?11 the way from New 5 rk to Hampton Roads and avoid the rough weather on the Winirj oeerai, just n-s the Clyde Line ol ' .. ? rs do Over the same route. It i? also declared that yachts can ? practice cruises; owing to i her do wn I here, a couple >a months earlier than up lien*. . .. : be any gambling down there." these New Yorkers say. "hi : pr.i ii may he foughtiinder the charter, and debt-laden Virginia, whose Legi lat-urewon't meet again for two years, isn't going to spend i,i i r an extra session to repeal this charter." Picnic Tomorrow. To-morrow thesixrh annual picnic of the Lee Street Methodist Sunday school/will b< held at Can"sGrove_on tire dummy line near Vinton; At U o'clock the ears will leave the station et Tii<: corner of Jefferson sfreel ? :. i Railroad avenue. Tickets can Lo had at the <}rui: store of Bud well, Christian & Barhee for ? cents the round trip. Baskets, hammocks and swings may be left at Scott's store in Newtown, or if more con? venient at the corner of Railroad avenue and Jefferson street; A most enjoyable time is expected by the children of the Sunday school, and everyone hopes that they will not be disappointed. Hole! Roanoke Arrivals. B. !?'. Cod wise, Ind; M. C. Stuart. Saltville: W. II. Buckingham, Balti? more: W. C. Wingen, Va; W. W. ',Vcrny, Danville; J. M. Schwinrin. >'. \ : V. F,. Kutter. S. C; .1. L. Brek, W. Courtney, Rich? niond; E. iL Johnson. Phil?; D. J. Lfregoi .'.Lonisville: i\i rs. s. D. Raihev, Miss Di"Rainey, Mrs. iL C. Edring ton and two children, Miss Mol lie Ed rihgton, Ft. Worth., Texas; George Wind, Lr.lt: Wm. B. Knight, Ike; Adler, (.in: T. W. Butler. La: John II. Chrfstiaii, Lynchburg, W. S. T-urrnr and. wife, Cincinnati; L. V. Clark, Jr. I Phila. Tu Resign. I It is said that Air. W. H. Wade, the sieht freight agent of the N*. & W. ] will soon resign and W. E. Block will take Iiis place. Tliere will also be a number of changes in the clerical i force. j Buy }oar cookirig stoves from M.H Jennings & Co., near market house. Salem avenue. T AY MORNING, AUGUJ rut: r.i,i;<no.\ bill. Keimfoi Hour's Lnii^nnec General Muster Workman I*o?v?lcrly Agnlusl Ii Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts, at a Republican caucus, is reported to have said: " While I favor passing th<> tarill bill, sooner than that this Con? gress should not pass the Federal elec? tion bill, I would prefer to ecc'every manufacturing establishment in Mas suchusctts burned to ashes and the people (-I't liar state required to labor in callings in which they could not make more than 50 cents per day ami be r< (piired to live on cod li.-h." fteneral Master Workman Powder ly says of the hill: "Il the citizens of tue United States value their inde peudoucc they-will promptly resent such tampering with their, right to make state, territorial and municipal laws tcrsuit themselves. If the gov ? rnmeui of the United State- shall have theright to supervise the elec ticn of its own officers and take that right ont of the hands of the people, who are supposed to he represented, of wh it use is it to support tlio-gov? ernment of theseparate states and territories? Where does Congress get the authority to annul u state, terri torial or municipal law/ I .\ TI M L0AT t( i N tXC R V. A SKI). '?Iris told by its friends that that i iw i- to ope rate in rhe South.and that it- passage will enable the people of that section to guard against bulldoz? ing and intimidation. There is more intimidation contained in four lines of that law than in all the Southern outrages that have taken place since the war. It is claimed that this law will enable the colored citizens to vote free from intimidation olid in llueuce. That may be true of the outside of the polling place, but it simply transfers the intimidation and in Mm-ma- to the inside of the pooling? hoo.h. Why not act the part of men and say the colored men are not lit to have a vote, for that i- what they mean. If there is a body of men in I tbl- land v bo d>> not know < notigli to j do their own voting, if they lack the manhood to defend their ballots with t heir lives u t the polls, t heu t hat | body <>f men are not the kind to be privileged tovote for those who maker In ws f< ?r ol hers. '?The democratic party does its I est ro intimidate the colored citizens of the south, and they give as a reason j that if they did.not do so they would besubjectto negro rule down, there, ' or, a- they put it. 'ignorant rule.' In the north the employers of labor in 1 timidate the workmen in the interest | ? <i the republican party, b?t that party cannot lay claim to so respecta ble an excuse as to desire to avoid F 'ignorant rule.'for the workinenofr rh<-north have never imposed igno? rant rule where they elect their own t! representatives. \"OTKS:S SHOULD RKA-D AXU WHITE. ' "' Mir laws should not be framed in i such a way as t<> recognize ignorance | or illiteracy, for to reeognize il liter- I aey i- to perpetuate it. _ Every law ! should aim at the abolition of illiter? acy, and instead of making laws.to trd the uneducated-man at the ! i>olIs we should make laws to guard I ? the republic against illiteracy, byj obiigingall voters to know-howto read and v. rite before voting. A law ' that would fix on a certain day in the. futun u! wbiidi all citizens would be re'piired to know bow to read and! vrite before voting,and which would not interfere with those who are j voters at the present time, and yvbo l are not so educated, would go farther toward regulating the election of Congressmen in an honest wav than ' tlie piece of machinery now on the 1 : iht? ot the United Slates Senate. "The adoption of the Australian election law would solve the difficulty so far as an honest count and an tin- 11 inllucnced election i~ concerned, but ' I fear that that is not the aim or in- j tent ol' the promoter.- of the proposed 'aw; in fact, 1 believe that if we had , ! ??; agitated so vigorously and so sue- < cessfiilly in favor ol the adoption of the Australian law there would be no fear of an houest election, and, as aj consecpience, no necessity for th ? su- | [) rvision of congressional watch-dogs. RAILROAD NOTES. The dividend on the St. Louis and San Francisco ?rstjpreferred has beeu passrd, owing to tin- fai t that the earning for the first six months did I I::-; jusl ify its pa\ ment. Advices from prominent railroad . ollicials in Chicago speak hopefully of the proposed advance in rates. They also seem to think there is a fair prospect that the new schedule of rales will be maintained. The Chesapeake and Ohio railroad is to be sued for ?1,000,000 by the people in whose land the Richmoud and Alleghany was built: When the charter was granted to the old James Rlverand Kanawha Canal Cotupany it was for a canal only and property owners along the route think that the property should revert tothein. A test case is soon to he tried. i A special train over the Shenandoah Valley Railroad recently broke the ; record for fast running. The trip from Hoanoke, Va., to Magerst own, Md.. was made in six hours and eigh? teen minutes, which is two hours and seven minutes faster than the time of ihe express trains. Under the new assessment the rail? roads of Virginia, 3,075 miles, are taxed ?171,557.04, of which tl ie Nor? folk ami Western's share is ?'10.058,SI The main line of the Norfolk and Western is assessed at ?15,000 per mile, the New River Branch at ?10, ? I, tiit- Cripple Creek branch at?7. 500, the Clinch Valley branch at ?5,000. Owing to the insurmountable legal difficulties encountered in the State of Texas, the committee of second mortgage bondholders of the Interna? tional and Great Northern railroad has abandoned its purpose to dispose of its holdings of the bonds at 90. Train No. -1 on the New York Cen? tral railroad, it is believed makes the fastest time on that road between Byron and Chili Junction. The dis? tance is fourteen miles and the sched? ule time of the train is thirteen min? utes. This is at the rate of sixty-four miles an hour. In addition to the complete stock of new instruments, such as the world ri nowned Knabe. Kranich and Bach, and New England Piano Co. pianos, and Kstey organs, thai The Robbie Music C(>.,'Lynchbnrg. Va.. have al? ways on hand, they also have several second-hand pianos and organs, which are real bargains. Erysipelas and salt rheum war driven entirely away from .Mrs. J. C. Anderson, Peshtigo, Wis., by Bur? dock Blood Bitters. No equal as a blood purifier. Olliee lor Kent In Masonic Temple Building. Steam heat and water. Apply to WILLIAM ' F. WUSCH, room No. 1. jvil-2*. I 3T l, ssiio: POOR PLAYING, THE BRIGHT STARS DIDN'T SHINE YESTERDAY. PHEY BAD A BEAUTIFUL GOOSE EGG ?tun!?);?-! ii us Tun ?J ucti lor flic Visilor?. ?till I lie Home t'luli Butted I.aux Bruuil All Ou r I lie Field-Thirteen It ii us Made hy Koauokc. The Bright Stars, of Baltimore, didn't shine very bright'y yesterday at Riverside Park. Never afany timeyduring the game wi re they in it. and when the ninth inniug was finished they wen- the worst;beaten;club that lias been to Roanoke this season. Prom 111? ? very hegiuniug the boyssolyed Langgood's feeble curves and hit hfin in a way ;!;;t! discouraged tin- visitors. Lang; good i- decidedly too light for the Roauokers, and men who seldom made a hit j>>< there with both feet yesterday. Smith as catcher wasgreat, but Reefer was greater ami took in tin- halls of the incomparable Quarles like a human machine. Roanoke was in great form and commenced all right. A couple of wild throw., by B?chel man put Wig !.'H iiud Ford on b:isesand Rosen tliafs infield hit forced Ford to second and Wigui?re tallied; Then sly Rosey Htole -i.nd and third and came home "ii JLichelmuirs tow throw to catch him. The second iuning was not pro? ductive oi anything from either side, but the third left them away in tue rear. Sproul was hit by a pitched ball and limped to Bret. Then Duke made an error and of course Sproul took hisrsecond. Ford struck out and Roscuthal Hew one to the left, which was justf as promptly mulled and he gol hi- first. .\ wild throw by Mich elman gave Sproul a chance to get home, and Rosen thai took his place i>n third w ith a hop, skip and a jump, l^uarles madea sacrifice .hit and Rosey (-home. Brodie toolchis base, on balls and Dohm next sent a red hot one to 1 b .--naiier, which was fumbled, is. ? !??;? made a single and Brodie scored. There were two men on bases when Widgin rubbed his hands in the dust tbout the plate and selected a stick. Begot into position and the ball lropped gracefully toward him. He hit the leather a welt that sent it over the left tiehl fence, while the grand -;and wi nt wiid with excitement, lb- earned two runs and walked around amid the cheers, making a home run. h: the i'.:':h Roanoke scored again. Dolan took his base on balis, stole it.uiLand when Reefer made a Sin? gle he came in home, escaping by a hair's breadth. ! ii i be eighth inning the home club lid not score but once-, and that run was forced bone by a base on balls. Rosenthal reached first on balls, iuarles made a very palpable hit and Polau got there on an error of l.ang good. Keeter was given bis base on balls and Romenthal was in this way forced home. Then Wigmore was thrown out at first, retiring the side. In the eighth very rocky fumbles by Smith and Michelnian and a tnuffed tly of Yingliug's brought Rosenthal and Ford in. Th" ninth was uninteresting. Wig inore, Sproui and Ford all made ? ingles aial this earned Rbanoke's last run. Following is the detailed score. hoaxoke. i:. lit. c.o. i. c. IVigfriore, ?.'!>. :l 1 2 ?? Sproul. -L't. I I '? o 11 i;,; i.... f. i l ii o o Uosenthal. U. I ,! " " " }, p . " " ?"> 0 A."i:ni.fi.. . '. . I 0 1 o I ???hin. c.f. ~ ? ii o ii Km . I i 1! 1 l Wlilgin, 3b,. I 0 1 i' Totals..W 10 ST II I inuillIT STAUS. Kim?, r.f. . . Hussnatu Michi lnittH.SU.. in ..-, lb. . !.:iiil'l-iw,;. -.. I. Smyth, e . U. Smith, ss. . li iikei-. I. f. Totals. 0 J-'S 14 15 seoitK uv i'.mm;-. 1 2 3 I .'. i' 7 s i* Roanoke.- 0 >; 0 10 1 ?' L?13 Uri; In Stars . . " 0 0 0 <> U 0 0 0? 0 SUMMARY. Earned runs -Uoanokc, 3. Home nm. Wiflirin; ftierillce hits Uosenthal. Quarles. \i,,<. < stolen Wijrmore* Sprout, Ford, llo setiliiul. Quartes; ? Kinir.-*. IIa-.-- oh balls?Off Quartes, I; off Lan:. L-OOll.7. Hit by pitcher Lsnsysrood. 1. struck out?byQunrtes, 15; by Langvood,'.. i -n ?. -1 InUU?Smlrli. 1. Wild pitch Quartes. 1. Mi.-.-< ?: irroundcr? King',3. Ilcssnoucr, Mich? elnian. Duke. Muffel thn ?m balls?ITessnani r. bake. >;::!!.??! By balls?V'lnjrllnif; Jenkins. Wild throws Koefei% Miohulmau, 1. Long? ?..1. Smyth. Tinieot iranie?l:t0; Umpires?Welch mi l G e t tig-. Base Ball Games of yesterday. By United Vn =s. ATLANTIC LEAGUE. U Newark?Newark, 10; Harris burg, 0. At Baltimore?Baltimore. 12,Leban? on. "J. At Wilmington?Wilmington, 10: Hartford, 11. At Washington?Washington, ?: New Haven. 8; PLAYERS1 LEAGUE. At Buffalo?Buffalo, 5; Boston, 2. At i?ittsburg?Pittsburg. 13; Brook? lyn. 1. ' At Cleveland-Cleveland, ?, Phila? delphia. 12. At Chicago?Chicago, 1: New York, ??). NATIONAL LEAGUE. At Cincinnati?Cincinnati, 8; Phila? delphia, ?i. At Indianapolis?Cleveland, <J: New York. ?. At Chicago?Chicago, 1: Boston. 1. AM ERICA X A SSOC1 ATION. At Philadelphia?Athletic, 15; Colubmus, Q. At New York?Brooklyn. 9; To? ledo,^. At Rochester?Rochester. 3: Louis? ville, ?._ Ladles Have Tried It. A number of my lady customers have tried ??Mother's Friend,*1 and would not be witbo.it for many times its cost. They recommend it toall who are to become mothers. R. A. Payne, .Druggist. Greenville; Ala. Write Brad field Reg. Co., Atlanta, <5h?., for particulars. By Budwell, Christian and Barbee. PRI ROAXOKE FEVERS. ?omclbliiK About tbe Horses 5fo? at the Melrose Stable*. The stablesat Melrose Driving Park are filled at tin's time with a number of very line horses, most of them bred right here in Southwest Virginia, They are being trained by .Mr. Wil? liam Harrington and his assistants for the coming fall season, In Octo her. after the meeting at Mel rose Park is over, Mr. Harrington will carry from the city the finest string of horses ever gathered together in this section. There will be Mr. T. C. Wilhams1 "Auction Hoy." Mr. Harrington's ?.Melrose.'* John Davis' two horses, "'Negro Baby" and "Roanoke Maud"'; Tims. Connelly's "Frederick," Mr. Barbee's "Hilly Button," and Henry S toll's"Esterhrooke.'1 There are also several other horses being trained. Mr. Snydar will carry with him Little .Jim. Virginia Volunteer, <;ypsy Joe, Woeful, Mohawk Maid and a number of promising colts. These horses will he entered at tin rates in a number of the smaller towns in Virginia, Maryland and Dei aware They will be at fho fair al Lynchburg, also at Richmond ii there is one. and at Baltimore, Herr; : Elkton and Dover. Roanoke may Ik; justly proud of these horses and they will do a great deal to draw the attention of people elsewhere to the great advantages enjoyed In' the Sou Invest a.- a horse i aising sect ion TO SERENADE THE GOVERNOR. ; A Special excursion lo Blue Ri?l-;c Spring? mis Evcninsr, There will be a big excursion from lloanoke to the Blue RidgeSi>rh - tonight. ftov. McKinney and his family are -topping there, and the Roanoke Machine Works baud, the best in the State, will go along and serenade the Chief Executive. A special train will leave the Union depot at 8:G0 o'clock in the eveninpr, and there is no doubt that it will rarry down an immense crowd ol the governor's admirer-. One of the advantages of the excur don i.? that it has been so arranged that the excursionists can not only mi joy a pleasant eveniug, hear 1 ?: excellent music ami greet the goveru ?r. lutt return home by eleven o'clock :i t he evening. The excursion it cot :en up by Messrs. Jam< s S. Siinim us ind Lee II. Simmon-. ?R. HUNTER 1-EMH.ETOX. Glc< o il Professor ol Cliemlstr.v a! llic Virginia Military In.stitiite Dr. Hunter Pendleton, who !- visit ng his old friend, Judge W.S< Goocb, 11 this city, received notification yes erday that he had just been elected Professor of Chemistry at the Vir riuia Military institute. The position is quite a prominent >ne. Dr. Pendleton is a native of Louisa :ounty. tie was graduated as an A. SI. at the University of Virginia and. then studied in Europe, having the legreeof Ph. I), conferred on him by he University of Gottingen. Ue luv, recently been teaching at College Hill. Mass., and more recently at I !"t hany. He is in every way qualified by ?iueation tor the position to which ie has been elected.. VSItl.l.MA NOTES. Items of Interest From All Paris oS tbe Stale. Mayor Ellyson is not an aspirant for Congress in the Richmond dis? trict. The Democratic headquarters are to be opened in Richmond about .Yimu*t 1st. The Christadelphiansol that region will hold a camp-meeting in Kim: William county, near Richmond. The Dan river is on the rise, and some of the low grounds are under w ater. Damage to the crops is feared. The defective columns in the Lee monument at Richmond are to be removed and replaced by perfect ones. Work on the granite monument to the private soldiers and s..i!or> of; i.. !oufederate States in Chimborazo Park. Richmond, is progressing rapidly, Captaiu .). R. Jordan last week sold 150 acres of land on the north ride ol New river at Radford to a syndicate for ?50,000. Tue West End Railroad Company on Saturday last -old eighty-live lots to a syndicat at [trices aggregating ?25,000. J. Middleton Stewart, of the firm of Smith, Stewart A Co.. tobacco brokers, of Lynchburg, died Morday ifternoon. It is anthoritativelv announced that a ?2,000,000 steel plant will be es? tablished'in the vicinity ot Norfolk by a Northern ami English syndicate. A difllculty occurred in Lynchl urg Dn Monday between Hugh Watkins and d. W. Burnet, in which the '< r mer cut the latter in the left side with a razor, inflicting a wound live inches in length. Colonel John M. Die'censou died at his home in Grey son county on Thursday. He represented his coun? ty and d strict for forty years in the legis'a ore, was clerk ot the > >unt* court fourteen years, and slier '1 -? > ;. ye irs. Two young while men. named Thomas "Stephens and A. L- Mont? gomery, engaged in a difficulty in North Danville Saturday night, when the former seriously cut the latter across the back, shoulders and on the left side of the neck. Richard Holme.- and Richard Mon? tague, colored living near Locii.-r Hill, Middlesex county, quarreled Sunday evening aboui some po] wood. Montague struck Holmes on the head with a pitchfork, inflicting injuries which will probably prove fata l. Montague has lied the county and the sheriff is in pursuit of him. Miss Bayard, daughter of ex S< cre tary Bayard, who is at the Warm Springs, has had a most miraculous escape from instant death. She had ridden up to "Flag Kock." the top? most peak of the Warm Springs range, in company with Mrs. Catlin, of Bal? timore. In attempting to turn the buggy it was upset and rolled over a precipice. Miss Bayard fell about forty feet, and strange to say was un? hurt. Captain William Booth, a promi? nent citizen of Chincoteague isla mi. was drowned Sunday in Assawoman inlet. He had gone with his schooner into theAssowoman bay to deliver a cargo of coal and was returning home. His vessel -went aground on Assawoman bar. He got into a small boat and tried to lind deep water, but the wind, which was blowing a gale, caused the boat to capsize; and he was drowned before assistance could reach him. He was GO years old. and leaves a wife and three young children. The body has not yet been recovered. CE - - FIVE CENTS. A BIG FIRE IN A PENNSYL? VANIA TOWN. AN EDITOR KILLED EY h SENATOR The Western Wheat Crop 111 I>:i:ig.? r. Slow Work <>ii (he Tar I n*-Thc Sail? ors* Strike; Tomorrow ?A Wife Shooiinc. Three Hundred l'?oj,>Ic Homeless. PlTTSBi kg-. Pa., July 31.?Forty onc dwelling houses were destroyed by lire in Praddock thi- afternoon* Mure than three hundred persons are rendered homeless. The houses were owned and occupied by the employees of the steel works and families of laborers. Loss $G0,000. Drought Ruins K.ttts.-is Cs-oos. By United Pi-ess. Abilenk, Kansas, July :jt.?It is admitted at last that all the corn crop ol Central Kansas is ruined. No matter how mach rain falls, the hot winds have blown for three days,and the stalks are shriveled. Only local rains have f?llen for over a month, and the prairies are so dry that the lire breaks out daily. The hay crop is an entire failure, as is also the fruit crop. A large acerage of wheat will be put in if it rain- enough to plough. Stock is being rushed to market for fear of a lack ot feed. The drought i- considered the se? verest experienced in the last twelve years, and there is no sign of its be? ing broken. Stun Work on the Tnr'il*. Washington, July. 31.?-The House today discus ed :.: length and non concurred in the Senate irrigation amendment to the sundry civil bill. In the Senate tha discussion of the tarilT bid was continued. Pour pages of the bill were finished. All ot the finance committee amendments were agreed to. Mr. Blair stated that at this rate of progress the bill would be finished about the middle of Decem? ber. Sforc Bodies Recovered. By United Press. B?ltdioiik, July 31.?The IV tapsco today surrendered the bodies of two more of the victims of Monday night's terrible catastrophe. They were: Maggie Eller, ii years old, r>f Washington, and Willie Haas, 7 years old, oi"this city. Every one of the missing is now accounted for, except Laura Weeden, is years old, who is still missing- The total num? ber of recovered bodies now is l'uur tei h. An Editor Shot. Jackson, Miss.. July 31.?A private telegram from Friars' Point, Missis? sippi, received hi re last night, an nounces a fatal shooting of Freeland Chew, editor of the Gazette of that place, by State S< nator J. W. Cutrer, who is a candidate for the constitu? tional convent ion. No particulars are given; but newspaper criticism is supposed to have provoked the affair. The Sailors' Strike Tomorrows By United Press. Chicago, July 31.?Tomorrow will be inaugurated the sailors' strike, in? volving every >[ ecies of sailing craft on i be lake system. The strike is due to the demaudof the Seamen's Union for an increase in wages and that every man under the rank of captain shall he a member of the union. Shot His Wife. By United Pre ;s. Long Branch, July rjt^-Stephen it. Billings fatally shot ids wife at their cottage at Eatontown today. The cause ol the murder is unknown. Billings has been arrested. Cholera at JZecca. By United Press. London, July 31.?A despatch from Mecca reports that cholera is raging at that place. Deaths from the dis? ease average eighty daily. THE FORCE BILL. Grauuj Hoar and Johnny Davenport Mill at Work Upon If WASHINGTON, July So.? Senator Hour, chairman of the Committee on Privileges and Elections, is still work? ing upon his revised draft of the Lodge elect ion bill before reporting it to the Senate. This afternoon he was closeted In his committee-room with. John I. Davenport, chief supervisor of New York, it is not known whether or not the bill will be reported before the Senator's return from Massachn1 sets, for which State he leaves to? night. Several Republican Senators are taking advantage of the pending tariff debate to visit their homes. Brainwcll X< us. Bramwell, W. Va., July 31.?Mr. C. W. Straley. a wealth merchant and banker, died at bis residence, Prince? ton. Mercer county, Tuesday evening at <i o'clock, of typhoid fever, in the thirtieth year of ids age. Mr. Straley was considered to be the wealthiest man of his age in the country. Burglars eutered the storehouse of Mr. A. P. Brown, of Graham, Va., Tuesday nig!., and took out his iron safe and carried it on a wheel-barrow a short distance from town. They biew it ojien with dynamite and got about $50 in money. It is supposed that the robbery was committed early in the night, as a number of ,: izens heard an explosion between '.) and 10 o'clock. For rheumatism, Iamb go, r.eura gi.i, cramp and colic, the.e is no rem. edy superior to the genuine Dr Thomas' Electric Oil. Go to Geyer's to get your spring j and summer suits my20 tf.