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KOL. VI?NO. 205.
Side band suitings, closing price, ?c
a yard.
Outing cloths in beautiful patterns,
it 8 and 10c a yard.
Flannelettes in new ami stylish
?attorns at 12 Ac a yard.
^)ress ginghams, 5. 8 and 10c a yard.
A few pieces of Scotch ginghams at
20c, worth 25c a yard
Still a ew challies at 4c aud Gic a
Also a few more pieces of checked
mohair at 85c a yard.
Mohairs in all shades at 25, 37* and
> ks a yard.
White goods in all the newest ma?
terials and at lowest prices.
A special bargain in pure Turkey
; e I table covers, 84, 75c and S 10 S71c
Table linens, towels and napkins in
??ndless variety, and at prices that
lefy competition.
Another case of white bed quilts at
vl each.
Ladies' and Gents1 underwear and
hosiery in great assortment and at
'? ntoin prices.
Larsre stock of bleoehed and un?
reached cottons and sheetings in all
? klths.
Childrens white lace hats and caps
r in 15c up.
Fans, Fans, Fans. F^ns, from 2c up
\ 134 SALEM AVENUE, S. W.,
:** >ANOKE, - - - - VIRGINIA.
To anv one who can furnish
the slightest proof of the
slightest adulteration in che
amous and Popular
you will
Use No Other,
Checkered Front Grocers
124 and 126
irsl Avenue, S. W.
Choice of courses; commercial de?
partment; library 17,000 volumes
.ood morals; healthful cilmate; very
i ioderate expenses. Students fifteen
vrates, Ind. Ter., Mexico, and Japan
;h year begins Sept. l?th. Illus
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed proposals will lie received by
the engineer of the lloauoke Land an.I
Improvement Company until 2 o'clock
p. m., of Aiiiiust 20ih, for the grading,
steam rolling (steam rnllrr provided h\
company), gutters, macadamizing lay?
ing of gas and water mains, timber
culverts, etc., on the extensions of
Jeflersou and Walnut si reels, in the
city of lloauoke. Va. Profiles nud
specifications may he seen at the of-(
fice of the company. No. II Campbell
strset, s. w.
The company reserves the right to
reject any and all bids
1 E isiueer.
?t hi t: ?s; km
I wiil oiler my entire stock of
F. G. M AY,
fiugfl 2wks
Practical Plumber i
And dealer in all kinds of Plumber,
Gas and Steam Fitters1 Suppli is.
Prompt Attention to Orders, and
Satisfaction Go raute d.
ri? Main Street.
11? Commerce Sm-rr.
iel2-3mo ROANOKE, VA.
Real Estate Agents,
Moo maw Block, No. 9. ?
We have a fine list of property from
which to select.
[u location, price and terms, we 1
hope to suit all. If you have
To sell or exchange, call.
Best of references given. junl? 1m
Still keep the largest
assortment of
In Southwest Virginia.
They^have just received a iargesppulj
Lap Robes, Horse Covers
Breech Loading Guns,
?A NU? I
Sporting Goods.
Miner's;and Railroad Supplie
A Specialty.
17 and 19 Second Street, southwes
For the higher education of young
ladies, equipped at a cost of $120,000;
employs 25 otlicer? and teachers, 7 of
whom are male professors, of both
American and European training.
Languages, Literature, Science, Art,
Music, Elocution, etc., are taught
under best standards. For nearly a
half century it has commanded public
confidence "without distinction of re?
ligious beliefs. 1,200 feet above sea
level, and surrounded by picturesque
mountain scenery, it enjoys the fur?
ther advantages of mineral waters
and a bracing mountain climate. At?
tendance la6t session 209 from IS
states. The 48th session will open
September 17th. P. O. and Station,
Hollins, Va. CHAS. H. C< >CKE,
jy25-tf Business Manager
manufacturers of
and dealers in all ki jus of
Plumbiug and Gas-Fitting, Roofing
Spouting and Jobbing.
19 Salem Avenue, ROANOKE, VA
an5 6m
Architect and Superintendent
I Boanoke, Va. Room G, Didier Ruild
-ittg. All classes of public smi private
WcTdTttgs. Aiafotfc anterior wtrrjc, and
1 dl&oftfw<Jn ft sYWcltrtty*. jystt I
l ,. , M
or 30 Days.
r> T 7
Consisting of Foreign and
Ginghams, Satines, Challies,
Bleached and Unbleached
Cottons and Sheetings, etc.
Dur Remnant Conn
ter is now ready i
where yon can
at any Price
A Wain at, Ash or Ebony
ivery pair of Lace Curtains
)Ought to the value r?f $?.oo
>er pair or upwards.
mmm \m
?ii! Salem avuiiue.
? A T\T-P
m) '.
kj i
'11 ? CALL AT
} Ofe Laundry Sow
For 5 Cents.
n F
sckigs hing ?afQ
Aro now prepared to tarnish meals at
rti'iilo boarders can be accommodated
and Will receive prompt and
careful attention.
Cold Lunch Counter attached,
where cold lunches are served from
3 a. m. to 12 p. id.
Fish, Clams and Game in
season a specialty.
Fred. 17'.. bar,
i'ou will save money by bringing!
your dirty clothes to be cleaned or
dyed and repaired to me. Ch urges*
moderate. Work first class.
Corner Campbell and Htnry street
RnsinoVe. Va. tf
jser ThTwl avenue and First street
N. W. nrafJMT
Xu Known C'niiNe for the Act Demi on
Itio Floor siivich ol the Nnn'M 1.1 fo?
lio m i?h Married and Lonves n Wire
DiMpottition of the Body.
William C. Young shot and kjl ed
himself in Nelson & Myers" hardware
store y< sterday evening.
The man entered the store at 7.:'.')
o'clock and asked one of the clerks,
Mr II 11. Moore, to show him a pis?
tol. He looked al a number of weap?
ons, and at last selected a SSHjalibre,
double action Smith & Wesson.
''This suits me" he said to the clerk.
"I wish yon would load it," and he
reached down into his pocket for bin
purse. The clerk loaded the revolver
and handed it to the man whostood
waiting on the other side of t lie glass
case. Without a word he took it and
turning away out of reach of the
clerk, he raised the weapon and sent
a bullet into his head jnst behind his
right ear. The man wore a soft felt
hat and the fatal leaden pellet on its
way to the brain cut its way clearly
i h rough.
The man staggered and fell to the
II or. the pistol dropping from his
nerveless hand
Mr. Moon-, t he clerk', ran from be?
hind the countermand spoke to the
man, but received no answer. He
was alive but his whole body seemed
to be paralyzed, and he could not
Physicians were summoned but it
was soon discovered that the man
was beyond the reach of medical aid, j
end fifteen minutes alter the shot
w.i> llred Young breathed his last.!
The ball had penetrated the Jjrain
and remained ! here.
The man was dressed as a laborer
and was a stranger in the city. Prom
lei ter?j fo nd in t he pocket of his coat
it was learned that became originally
from Franklin county. In hir pocket
there was found a note from his wife,
who lives in Bedford, begging him to
come home to her. There was also a
letter from his brother. James D.
Young, who resides at Roberta.
Franklin county. A bottle of whis?
key, a lifeoi Jesse .lames and \~> in
money was also found on the person
[>f the dead man.
Coroner Gray was sent for after the
;ieath of.the man and decided that
nn inquesl was unnecessary. The
body was taken to Woolwiue's and
the relatives ol the deceased will
be communicated with today. It is
thought thai the burial will "he at the
former home of V.r. Voting, in Frank
in count y.
The cause of the suicide is not as ,
yet kn >wn.
The letters found on the corpse do
not give an inkling of any family
trouble, and as the man had no ac
luaintauces here nothing could In
earned. That he had thought of
?nding his life for some time is
known, however, for yesterday morn?
ing he wen: into a restrurant in Itail
road avenue and tried to borrow a
pistol, j
The suicide was a man of about &5 ,
md was? married man, but it ir> tin
lerstood hail no children.
nie Itnilronil Locomotive of Fo-Wny
lias Dune ? l?< Host.
In regard to the much-discussed '
picstion as to the rapidity with
w ;i"h a locomotive can run, savs the
Electrical lb-view, some interesting
official figures have been given by Mr.
Stretton, an eminent English engi?
neer, showing hrielly that the highest
speed ever accurately taken was with
i Bristol and Exeter broad-gauge en?
gine; having nine-foot wheels, ami ;
which was, as long ago as 1853, of?
ficially timed at a speed of just over
eighty miles an hour for a chort dis?
tance, this occurring in the case of a
falling gradient, and with a light
road. He also distinctly asserts that
LiiN speed is ih- maximum that can
possibly he obtained with locomotives
ol tlie present type, the cause of this
being, he declared, that at such a
speed as that the resistance of the
uir, the back pressure of the cylin?
ders, and the friction altogether have
become so meat that they absorb the
whole power uf the engine, while the
pressure on the wrong side of the pis?
ton becomes doubly increased by the
fact that the exhaust steam cannot
be got out ol the cylinders fast
A Stroits Upheaval of the Earth on i?u
Indiana Farm.
Indianapolis, Indiana, Aug. hi.
Ten acres of the farm of Ihomas
Habor, late representative of the
beg^Iature, three miles north ot
Waldon, have been destroyed for
farming purposes, and great holes
have been blown in the canh.^ The
course ol Flat Kock creek has been
turned up stream. Birds, snakes,
rabbits and fish are dead, while the
li.-h tire thoroughly cooked in the
heated water. All this was caused by
the upheaval of the waters. A big
fire was blazing in the midst of the
ten acies, whet: without warning the
eaith belched for its llauie; yreat
tree? were burled skyward, and all
tue waters of Flat Kock creek were
eon vet ted to foam and steam.
A vast pocket ot natural gas burst
forth and the scene was beautiful.
The gas took fire and blazed fiercely
up above the trees, and at times many
feet high and continued all yesterday
and last night. Today li,<JO(j people
viewed the phenomenon. The tire
has been extinguished, but gas is still
escaping. Some claim that other
agencies save that of gas is the cause
of the phenomenon, but the general
conviction is that no other agency
could have produdedthe effect on the
water. One of the marvelous effects
on the watei i- th?t not a drop of
k lit t l\ jcn. liood has gone below the
cavern since the uphea val. The great
cavern has taken in the current, and
a wild foaming Niagara is created.
Mr J. F. i'rench and litttle son
Julia.i, of Pocahontas, have joined
Mr. French, who is now with the firm
of J- W. JSeal&Co.,of thisciry. Mrs.
French, who is a daughter of Captain
Thomas F. Barkesdale, is a native of
this city, and has many frieuds who
welcome her back to her old home.
My physician said I could not live,
mv liver o.it of ojder, f:equently vom?
ited greenish ?racojs, skin yellow,
small d"v humo.-s on face, stomach
would noiret?iu food. Be -dock. Blood
Bitters cured me- Mrs. Adelaide
O'Brien, 372 Exchange St., Buffalo, j
I'rcpnrhtloiM lor tlio Visit ortlie Sinn
nTnctnrer* About Completed.
Nkw York, Aug. 12 ?Preparations
for the great international convention
of iron and steel manufacturers art
about completed, and by October
first it is expected that all who will
participate will have arrived in this
city. The list includes nearly all the
principal engineers and metallurgists
of England, France, Germany, ami
Spain, and those having the matter
in charge are more than gratified
with the success and enthusiasm
which the project has aroused in all
the foreigners.
Up to the present time about four
hundred foreigners have accepted the
invitation to lie present, and of this
number thirty have signified their in?
tention of bringing their wives with
Nearly $100,000 is in the hands of
the general committee for theenrer
tainmeilt of the guests, and a delight?
ful series of excursions for pleasure
have been planned. Special trains
will he placed at their service, and no
change of ears will he made fr uu the
time the parties leave .New Y<uk mi?
ld they return. The ladies will at:
company t heir husbands on t Ii.- t rips,
? nd also a large number of prominent
American engineers and manufac?
Those who elect to take the South?
ern trip will reach Birmingham, Ala.,
late uu Wednesday, October 15th.
Two days will he spent there, and on
llcroher 18th Shelby, Ala., will be
visited. Sunday, October 15)th, will
seethe party at Lookout mountain,
lud the next (lay Chattanooga will
l>e reached. (ilances at utiddles
borougb, Ky., and Knoxville, Tcnn.,
will he had on October 21st. The
Focahontas coal fields and the Crip?
ple (.'reek iron mine.- will In' done
October 22d. Roanoke will he visited
the next day, and on the following
I.ii ray Cave will lie explored. Then
two days will he (1.-voted to sightsee?
ing ar* the National Capital. The
party will then return to New York,
when a trip to Niagara Falls may he
inade if desired, getting back in New
York Octobe2i)r.u. With this amount
if time at their disposal, the visitors
will be enab'ed to form a very fair
idea of the value and extent of the
lountry's capacity for the producl ion
)f iron ami steel.
Til i: VOL 3 -1 i ? 4 1.1 It.
\ Snllnfitetory Account of Wlij Hie
< lull Did Xol lM.-..y Here.
E litor Itonnokc Tim!>.
Will you kindly allow me space in
.our paper to correct a wrong im
iression that exists here in regard to
he non-appearance of the Columbia
Ythletic Baseball Club, which was
idvertised to play the Koanokes a
?ho'rf time ago.
1 believe no satisfactory reason has
?een given the public lor the failure
)f this club to keep its engagement,
?.ml ?s that places the Columbia Ath
etic club, of which 1 am a member, in
i had light, I desire to nuke the fol
ow itiir statement:
While the team, together with the
nanager, wen- away on a trip, a
nember of the club arranged with
he Roanoke Baseball Clnb for a
ieries of games, which fact was duly
idvertised in this city. In the mean
ime no word to this effect had been
lent to the Columbias, the members
it which arrived home from unite an
extended tour one morning and were
nformed that they were scheduled to
day in Roanoke that day. As this
?ity is a full day's ride from Washing
on. and as tin- gentlemen comprising
he teanf had business interests which
lemandedtheirattention.it was im?
possible to play the games and the
nanager of the Roauokes was so in
onned by telegraph.
This explanation has been made to
he Roanoke management arid ac
:epted as perfectly satisfactory to
hem. The two clubs are now in cor
?espondence with a view to arranging
t series of gam^s in the near future
ind the ball-loving citizens of Roan
die will no doubt soon have an op-|
)ortunity of witnessing these two
?rack clubs play.
Mr. Simms, manager of the <'. A.
"s , informs me that he is anxious to]
irrange games with any and all clubs|
n this section of the country.
Trusting you * Ml publish this ex
danal ion I am,
roars Respectfully,
Tlicj- Were STol Lost at Sen.
Great anxiety has been felt recently
"or the whereabouts or safety of Mr.
Samuel Ballantine and little daughter
\nnie, of thiscity, who left, about a
month ago for a visit to friends and
relatives in England and Scotland.
But the fears of his family and friends
have ?II been pur *o flight by a letter
received by Mrs. Ballantine from her
liusband on Monday, descriptive of a
most delightful trip across the At
lantic, with but a few hours of s?a
-ickness during the entire voyage.
Mr. Ballantine writes that he found
ill his friends in the enjoyment of ex?
cellent health, and that he is spend
ing a most pleasant time among them.
At the date of his writing they were
iihout, leaving for Scotland, their na?
tive 'and. Little Annie is enjoying her?
self greatly. Several parties have been
Lriven by the little folks in her ffftnor,
and the twelfth anniversary of her
birth was celebrated by four different
sociables given*by her friends. They
expect to return the latter part of
Death of John S. Staler.
Yesterday afternoon Undertaker
Sisler, of this city, received tele?
graphic informal ion of the death of
Iiis brother. Mr. John T. Sisler, at his
home in Alroona, Pa. Eighteen years
ago Mr. Sisler and his brother, Pavid
H., finished their apprenticeship as
passenger coach builders in the Penn?
sylvania railroad shop in that city.
From that time up until the present
they have held the respective posi?
tions of inside and outside foreman of
the passenger work in those shops.
Mr. Sisler is well hnowu by many of
our citizens, who will be sorry to
learn of his death. Undertaker Sisler
left on the 7.05 train yesterday even?
ing to attend the funeral, which will
take place today.
No house in the country has a
higher reputation for fine pianos and
organs and reasonable prices than
the Hobbie Music Company, Lyneh
burg, Ya. It is therefore to your in?
terest to obtain from them full inior
mation before buying. They never
lose a customer when quality of goods
and prices count for anything.
Suit Postponed,
Owing to the absence of important
witnesses, the case of Mrs. Willie
Brent, vs. J. P. Brent, in the Hustings
court of this city, which had been set
for yesterday, was pOBtp?nen until
W?unesuay of tfextwe-ek.
JST 14, is9o:
.?n Subscriher* Oll 11??' 1.1st T?C Mnx
ltu 11 nt Capital 9100,000 Mr. Scott to
Male? Hie By?I.i?wa?WUo Iii? lUrco?
torn Are.
The stockholders of tho company
formed to guarantee the Roanoke and
Southern railroad right of wayand
terminal facilities in the city mot last
night in Gray & Bos well's office, on
Jefferson street, ami elected officers,
and adopted its charter.
There was a large attendance.
Mr. lt. E. Scott acted as chairman
and Mr. Hinton Helper as secretary.
The subscription list, which w> a
read, showed t hat since the last meet?
ing a number of add hu al nbar*-i of
stock had been taken.
Among the new subscribers were:
.1. M. Gauibill.$250
! William Lind. I" I
.J. A H?bbs. iW
Chns.Lind. 500
. A. Patte, trustee. uOO
J. \V. Spindle-. 500
.1. V. Jamison. ?l)
W. S. Pole. 100
Glara Head. 250
N. M. Wilmcdi. 500
C M. \V inner. 200
The total amount of stock taken
t footed up 1,003 shares, and 090 were
found to be present either in person
or by proxy.
James S. Simmons was elected
president of the company, Joseph
Engleby, vice president; A. \) Rice,
secretary. S. D. Ferguso", treasurer.
C. n'Learv, W. 11. l'ager, W. 1'.
Dupuy, A. 1' ? sons an i .1 E M
Haiickel Were e-S'ted as hoard o'
The charter oi the company, pre
pared py .Mr. R. E. Scott, was then
read by the secretary. It empowers
tl.e company to hay, .-ell and improve
land, subscribe to stock, issue bonds,
etc. tt states that the principal ob?
ject, however, i- to guarantee to the
Virginia and .North Carolina Con?
struction company right of way and
terminal facilities for the Roanoke
ai d Southern in Roanoke. The min?
imum capital stock was lixed at
$50,1 00 divided intoeharosof ijiSOeach.
lr also authorized the company to
hold and own as ?l?cb as 1,000 acres
of land in Roanoke and elsewhere in
the State.
Fixing the maximum capital stock
and the number of acres *?l laud to b?
held caused some discussion.
The maximum capital stock wa
placed at $l'?0."0n \l r. H S. Tron
thought that if the company was not
limited to Roanoke in its operation,
its charter ought to allow it to hol?
as much as 5,000 acres of land if
deemed desirable. One thousand
acres however, was lixed as the maxi?
mum limit.
L. L. Powell desired to know what
certainty there was that the road
would come iito?the city now that
the money of the company was
raised. It was stated that as soon as
the charter was received the company
would enter into negotiations with
riii- construction company. Mr. S.
YV. Jamisoi moved that Mr. R. E.
Scott prepare the by-laws by the next
meeting, and an adjournment was
then taken until Thursday, the 24th
of August, when the by-laws will be
adopted and final organization per?
BUsiXESs ><irr*.
The most optimistic estimates are
being pe'^'shed of the effect npo??
earnings frrconnection with the ad
vanee thai has been ordered in west
eru rates. If 20 per cent of the esti?
mate is realized the effect of the dam?
age to corn will almost be neutralized
There is now no excess of receutlv
built railroad milage in thecoru states
for which provision has to be made.
The process of eliminating the small,
weak roads has made some progress.
The companies are genera'ly in better
financial shape, all of which are favor?
able factors in the problem of main?
taining rates.
An insignificant increase in the vis
ible supply of copper in July is
reported. Tue withdrawals for June
were abnormally iarge, due either to*
speculative purchases orto buying by
consumers ahead of actual wants.
The big electric companies are all
looking forward to an increased bus
nes>, The amount of brass going
into cons.' notion is enormous. The
Westinghouse company has got to
Pave more capital to handle its grow?
ing sale.-, and the Sawyer Man com?
pany will have to build a new factory.
The condition of the corn crop is
the depressing argument on Atchison.
In the past two weeks something
I like $7.(100,000 has been shaken out of
I the value market of Atchison and
other securities, mainly in the stock.
The relative importance of this corn
crop a-gument may be judged from
the fact that in 18^9 corn furnished 8
per cent, of the total freight moved
by the Atchison. Even a half crop
this year would result in only 1 per
cent. loss on the aggregate haul of
freight, which is far more than otTset
by increase in other departments of
the road's business.
An increase in the St. Paul earnings
is expected for the first week in
The United States Treasury state?
ment of the total amount of money
in circulation will show an increase
of about s2,000,000 for the month of
While there has been a sharp de?
cline in the value of many stocks
during the past ten days, there are
few groups of securities which have
withstood the pressure better than
the Southern railroad stocks. The
three prominent members of this
group are Louisville and Nashville,
Richmond Terminal and Norfolk and
Western prefe 'red. All three are now
at aboat the lo;vest point of the year,
Louisville and Nashville being the
erception. It is believed that these
stocks are worth more attention than
they receive, as the conditions are
ripe to influence inrestments in South?
ern properties.
Eastbound shipments from Chicago
last week were 58,943 tons,an increase
of 5,421 tons over the correspond?
ing week in 1880.
Buy vour cooking stoves from M.H
Jennings & Co., a?ir ?wirket honte.
Ridem rtventie. f
MarahaU's <3afe?The popular re?
port, farntslteB ? flrtfrcffcBB .Ciftrffr
ttefty from 1 to 3 for otrtfcnt*. ferffrt!
Be Had no O|>|to?>lilon In the Pulnskl
Convention Yesterday.
Special to Tiik Times.
P?laski, Va., August13.?Tin
Democratic convention to nominate
a candidate for the ninth district met
here [today and nominated Hon.
John A. Buchanan by acclamation.
He was escorted to the platform amifl
tremendous applause and made an
able speech on the issues of the dav.
The disttict was well represented,
and great enthusiasm prevailed.
The convention was called to order
at 11,10 o'clock by Hon. S. W. Wil?
liams, of Wytheville, chairman of tin
district committee. Judge C. T. Dun?
can, of Lee county, was elected tem?
porary chairman. On taking th
chair he made a stirring speech full
of enthusiasm. Mr. W. S. Hamilton,
of Bristol, was made temporary sec?
After the appointment of the usual
committees the convention adjourned
until 2 30 o'clock. All the counties in
the district are represented.
[John Alexander Buchanan, of
Ab ngdon, was born October 7, 1843 ;
wns a private in the Stonewall Bri
gade, Confederate army; was taken
prisoner at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863,
and remained in prison until Feb?
ruary, 1SJG? ; graduated from Kmo
and Henry College, Emory, Virginia.
June, 1*70 ; studied law at the Uni?
versity of Virginia, 1870 and 1871 ; is
an attorney at law : was a member ol
the House of Delegates of Virginia
from 1885 until 1887: was elected to
the Fifty-first Congress as a Demo?
crat, receiving 16,520 votes agi'insi
16.042 votes for Henry Bowen, Repub?
The Botetonrt Democrat* Elect Dele?
gates to llio Convention.
FlKCASTLE, August 11.?The Dem?
ocratic county convention assembled
here today. The county chairman,
W. A. Glasgow, after the appointment
of, C. B. Cam per and T. W. Walthall
as secretaries, introduced Captain J.
H. H. Figgatt, who gave us an able
and lluent speech on the issues of the
coming campaign. The delegations
were then asked to retire to their al
loted rooms,where the following dele?
gates and alternates we;e appointed:
Amsterdam District.?Delegate ?
J. <j. Sperry, E. Brach, J. W. Yan
dergrift, James McDowell. B F. Nin
Inger. Alternates?J. K Simn ons, J.
H. Kern, B. P. Seav, J. F. Gardner,
G. \V. Bowyer.
Executive committee for Amster?
dam District.?James McDowell, S. J.
Moorman, J. F. Gardener.
Buchanan District.?.las. McCarty.
W. R. Allen, H. A. Latane, J. Lucien
Garland, Luther Lackland. Alter?
nates?R. P. Good, S. L. Heek, J. P.
Henderson, Jacob Croft. J. R. Mays.
Executive Committee for Buchanan
District?Jacob Kern, C. L. Wilson
and \V. J. Norftsinger.
Switzer, W. A- Clasgow, S. 0. Agee,
Dr. J. R. Goodwin, Wilbur F. Good?
win. Alternates?R. J. Gilliam, R
L. Moler, H. Jones, R. K. Thompson.
C. W. Rudisill.
Executive Committee for Fincastle
District?E. J. Brugh, C. W. Rudisill
and M. S. Cahoon.
E. J. Brugh was elected chairman
of the executive committee for the
county, with Major James McDowell,
as secretary and treasurer.
The following resolution wasoffered
ami adopted ?
"Resolved, That we heartily en?
dorse the course of the Hon. Paul C.
Edmunds, our representative in the
Congress of the United States, and
we hope it may be the pleasure of
the convention of the sixth district to
recognize his valuable service."
The convention then advourned.
after which we were treated to an
elegant speech from Hon J. W. Kern,
of Indiana,who gave us a good,square
Democratic talk. All weie well
pleased, and went home in love with
our gallant standard bearer, Paul C.
The South Carolina State Convention.
By United Press.
COLUMBIA, Aug. 13?The Demo?
cratic Sfute Convention met at noon
today. The convention is called for
the sole purpose of determining
whether delegates to the nominating
conventions shall be chosen by pri
mary elections or by county conven?
tions. The adherents of Tillman,
finding themselves with such an over?
whelming majority, seriously contem?
plate the nomination of their candi?
date, and full state ticket. Nomina?
tions for temporary chairmen were
made by both factions and the
greatest confusion ensued. The con?
vention nearly ended in a row, but at
the end of half an hour of pande?
monium, Chairman Herit decided to
entertain a motion for the election of
Mr. Talbert as temporary chairman.
He was declared elected amid protests
from straightouts.
The Delaware nnd Hudson Tied I'p.
By United Press.
Albany, Aug. 13.?The Delaware
and Hudson road has been tied up.
This decision was arrived at last
night at the meeting of the Knight of
A Pleasant Aflalr.
Last night Mr. Thomas S. Brown,
head baker at Hotel Roanoke, gave a
pa'ty in honor of his sister, Mies
Ellen Brown, of Tyne Side, England,
who is spending the summer in
America. The affair took place at
the residence of Mr. Charles Harder
Wilk8, on Salem avenue, and was
quite a brilliant affair.
There were about twenty couples
present, and music and dancing -was
kept up until a late hour. A beauti
tiful *epast of such dainties as only
our English friends knew how to get
up, was spread about 1 a. m., aftei
which the festivities were resumed
and kept up until nearly morning.
The Northwestern carried overs
balance of casb assets at the close ol
the year of $517,161), after charging
off not only dividends, interest and
pay rolls, due in June, after th<
books were closed, but after reducing
the book cost of the Omaha stock bj
$315.000, and taking account for in
terest accrued, but not yet due. The
cash in hand was over two millions.
For colds, croup asthma, bronehitii
and sore throat use Dr. Thomas'JBc
lectri? Oil, and get the genuine.
Mike Kelly's Present-Old .Soldier* (b
Camp-The South Carolina Demo?
cratic Convcntion-The Nt?-nni?blp
Record H Rrokrn.
ip<'i ial to the Times.
Knoxvillk, Term., Aug. 13.?The'
Roanoke boys met their match this
[afternoon inj the Knoxvilles, a club
J that po*es as the crack of the South.
For the second time on the trip the
lub played eleven innings, and the
game was one of the most interesting
BVer played here.
Brodie and Kirby was the Roanoke
?attery, and they did excellent work
throughout the game. When the
enth inning was reached the score
stood one to one. ThaKnoxvilles had
two men on bases and a wild throw
irought them in. Before tVie excite?
ment had subsided the Knoxvilles
scored again, and this ended the
:ame. The score stood -1 to 1 in favor
I of the Tennessee sluggers.
Bane Ball Game? of Venterdajr.
Uy United Press.
At Boston?Boston, 6: Brooklyn, 7.
At Cleveland?Cleveland, 20; Pitts
burg, 0.
At Kejp Yorii- '-j^e-ir jp9?" 9, TiThfc?1 -
I delphia, d.
At Cincinnati?Cincinnati,13; Chic
I ag?. 6
At New York?New York G; Brook?
lyn. 3.
At Cleveland-Cleveland, 12; Buf
I falo, 8.
At Chicago?Chicago, 4; Pittsburg,
At Boston-Bo-ton, 8; Philadel
I phi i, 7.
No American Association games
I today.
a tla nti^leag ue.
At Hartford-Hartford, 14; Wil
| mington, 2.
At Baltimore ?Baltimore, 18; Leba?
non. ;t.
At New Haven?New Haven, 5;
Newark, 2.
The G. A. K. in Convention.
By Unit?] Press.
Boston. August 13.?The conve- A
tion of the 24 :h national ericar?
ment of the G. A. R. was calhyfl ^
order in Music Hall at 11 o'clock '10
day. Prayer was' offered, jyo
Commander-in-Chief Alger ?Fei. ere'd
the annual address. He spoke in
favor of increased i ensions, and
urged the project for a memorial
[building at Washington in memory
of General Grant.
The report of Adjutant-General
Hopkins showed that on June 30th
last there were TITS posts, with a
membership of 397385, a gain of 520
posts and 20,217 members over lost
year. Reference to General Sher?
man, who was present, was greeted
with applause. A recess was then
After the reading of reports at the
afternoon session, General Wheelock
G. Veazey, of Vermont, was elected
Commander-in-chief. General Veazey
is a member of the Interstate Com?
merce Commission.
The Force Bill In the Senate.
Tiy L'nited Press.
Washington, Ausr. 13.?A caucus
I of Republican Senators has been
called for tomorrow night to consider
the question of postponing the con?
sideration of the federal election
bill until next session of Congress.
In the House the conference report
on the fortification bill was agreed
to. No quorum caused adjournment
I at 4.25.
The Senate agreed to the House
amendments to the Marine Confer?
ence bill. The tariff bill was further
considered. The conference report on
the Indian appropriation bill was
agreed to. _
Honduras aud Snu Salvador Win
By United Press.
San Salvador (via La Libertad),
Aug. 13.?War with Honduras now
? appears to be inevitable. The action
of President Hogran, of that country,
have not been satisfactory to Provi?
sional President Ezeta, of Salvador,
he is irritated beyond measure. Ac?
tive hostilities between Guatemala
and San Salvador have now been
suspended for nearly three weeks.
A ?10,090 Hon*c Given to Mike Kelly.
Hy United Press. '
South Pingham, Mass., Aug. 13.?'A
Mike Kelly, the famous ballplayer,
was last evening presented with '*M
?10,000 house and lot which friends .
have - purchased for him. A horte,,
carriage, billiard table and bowling :
alley are included in the gift.
The Sjcamshlp Beeord Broken.
By United Press.
New York, Aug. 13.?The White
Star steamship Teutonic^rrived here
this morning from Queenstowu after ^
a passages of five days.nineteen hour?/
and five minutes, fastest on record.
George Farman Dying In a Dcbm^
By United Presa.
Indianapolis, Aug. IV Georj
man is dying from the effect-^,
prolonged debauch. A\ shon' CE
ago he came in possession cf
He sqaundered his money y
one occasion giving a strarjf
Eight "Valuable Hot
By United Press.
trotters ai
; in. their

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