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Side band suitings, closing price, 7? a yard. Outing cloths in beautiful patterns, at 8 and 10? a yard. Flannelettes in new and stylish ?atterns at 12$c a yard. Dress ginghams, 5, 8 and 10c a yard. A few pieces of Scotch ginghams at 20c, worth 25c a yard Still a ew ehallies at 4c and 6Jc a ?. yard. Also a few more pieces of checked ranhair at 25c a yard. Mohairs in all shades at 25, 37i and )0c a yard. White goods in all the newest ma? terials and at lowest prices. A special bargain in pure Turkey red table covers, 84, 75c and 8 10 87?c each. Table linens, towels and napkins in ??ndless variety, and at prices that defy competition. Another case of white bed quilts at *1 each. Ladies' and Gents' underwear and - hosiery in great assortment and at bottom prices. Large stock of bleached and un? bleached cottons and sheetingsin all widths. f Childrens white lace hats and caps ' rom 15c up. Fans, Fans, Fans, Fans, from 2c up. 8NYDEE. flfflER l IHM 184 SALEM AVENUE, S. W., ..^KQ?KG?ST - - - - VIRGINIA. SCOTT n RIS, REAL ESTATE Agt's 105 JEFFERSON STREET, Roanoke, Va., OFFER THE FOLLOWING ? . v ' . ! 100 ft. on Albermarle Street.. 81,900 60 ft. on Franklin Road.2,200 A Choice Cor. on Mountain St-. 3,000 107 ft.on Roanoke St.(fineshade) 5,000 Fine Residence on Jefferson St. 9,500 A rare bargain in an entirely r.eW residence in Hyde Park. House contains Hot and Cold Water, Stable, Coal and Wood House. Will make terms to sufojffirchaser. We have the cheapest busi? ness and residence properties in the city. Correspondence solicited ITT I ROANOKE. E. H. STEWART, President. H. GL OOLE, Sec. and Treas. J. F.'BARBOUR, Gen'l Manager. Office with Gray & Boswell, Jef? ferson Street. Large Brick Buildings a . Specialty. Homes built on easy payments. Pal rouage solicited. Estimates cheer? fully furnished on application. J. P. BABBOUR, :7i } i Notice to Contractors. Sealed proposals will be received by the eo&ioeer of the Roanoke Lund and Improvement Compauy uutil 2 o'clock p. m., of August 20lh, for tbe grading, steam rolling (steam roller provided by company), gutters, macadamizing, lay? ing of gas and water mains, timber culverts, etc., on the extersions of Jefferson and Walnut streets, in the city of Roanoke, Va. Profiles aud specifications may be seen at the of? fice of the compauy, No. 11 Campbell | street, s. w. The company reserves the right to reject any aud all bids J. C. RAWN, Engineer. au?9-12t it Cost to hi Business I will offer ray entire stock of DRY GOODS. BOOK AND SHOPS AT PRIME COST TO DISCONTINUE BUSINESS. F. G. M A Y, Ui FIRST AVENTK, S. Vt AT COST. AT COST. aug9 2wks L. F; BURKS, Practical Plumber GAS o?- STEAM FITTER. ?:o? And dealer in all kinds of Plumber, Gas and Steam Fitters' Supplies. Prompt Attention to Orders, and Satisfaction Gu rahfeed. 715 Main Street, LYNCHBURG, VA. 115 Commerce Street, iel2-3mo ROANOKE, VA. J. LIMY, SIBIRT1JJ0. Real Estate Agents, Moomavv Block, No. 9. "We have a fine list of property from which to select. In location, price and terms-, we hope to suit all. If you have PROPERTY To sell or exchange, calk Best of references given. juulG lm EVANS I CHALMERS. StiU keep the largest assortment of HARDWARE In Southwest Virginia. They^have just received a Varge spputy -OF? Lap Robes, Horse Covers Breech Loading Guns, ?and? Sporting Goods. Miner's and Railroad Supplie A Specialty. 17 and 19 Second Street, south wesj HOLLINS INSTITUTE, VIRGINIA. For the higher education of young ladies, equipped at a cost of $1?0,000, j employs 25 officers 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? ligions beliefs. 1,200 feet above sea! level, and surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery, it enjoys the fur? ther advantages of mineral waters | and a bracing mountain climate. At? tendance last session 209 from 181 states. Tbe 48th session will open September 17tb. P. O. and Station, Hollins, Va. CHAS. H. COCKE, jy25-tf Business Manager. EMI 4 BROS. manufacturers of TIN AND SHEET-IRON WARE, and dealers in all khds of COOKING and HEATING STOVES, Plumbing and Gas-Fitting, Roofing Spouting and Jobbing. *-0 19 Saiein Avenue, ROANOKE, VA nn5 6m YOUN&E. Architect and. Superintendent Roanoke, Va. Room 6, Didier Build ino?, A]l classes of public aftapriyat* b^il?jft?j? AWS^JoBiteTTbrwtJKu.and deSSrWfoBsP&alty. j^ttf aOAN?K? AT or 30 Days. OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF DRY ZI Consisting of Foreign and Domestic DRESS GOODS, Ginghams, Salines, Challies, Bleached and Unbleached Cottons and Sheetings, etc. WILL HE OFFERED AT PRIME'COST FOR THE NEXT 30 DAYS;! Our Remnant Coun? ter is now ready, where you can select. at any Price A Walnut, Ash or Ebony POLE GIVEN AWAY with every pair of Lacf Curtains] bought to the value r*f $?.oo| per pair or upwards. ROSENBA?M BEOS 42 Salem avenue. II ?! 500 V LADIES TO CALL AT l?MfSllMFMt AND ?ET 2 dates Laitry Soap For 5 Cents, n TTTfffSI in CASH GROCER 154 SALEM AVENUE. THE ikm Building U AND DINING ROOMS Are now prepared to famish meals at POPULAR PRICES. Table boarders can be accommodated and will receive prompt and careful attention. STEAKS, CHOPS, AND ALL] DISHES TO OKDER SERVED IN FIRST CLASS STYLE.-: Cold Lunch Counter attached, where cold lunches are served from 5 a. m. to 12 p. m. Fish, Clams and Game in season a specialty. Fred. Wjb^r, DYEING, CLEANING and REPAIRING Y/ou will save money by bringing your dirty clothes to be cleaned or dyed and repaired to me. Charges moderate.- Work first class. E. Walsak, Corner Cumpbell. and Henry strcelc, Roan ok*. V* tf PiARR THE SIGN WRITER, C?E U ne> TnTrd avettVe and First street U. msro'tf !, VIRGINIA, TU ES Di CITY DEMOCRATS A HARMONIOUS CONVENTION' HELD LAST NIGHT. FIFPBEN DELEGATES ELECTED. Smnll Attendance at Hie PrlmnricH. it in Good Me? Neiccicd m<>ik Op? position to Edihands?The >'?w Exe? cut Ivo Committee CIiohcii. The city Democratic primary con? vention was held at Rorer Hall last ? night. Delegates to the sixth district j Congressional convention, which meets in this city August 28, and! members of the new city Democratic ! executive committee were elected. The attendance was small, there : being less than 100 present. There were several lodge meetings, and the minstrel show doubtless entertained many eood Democrats. One gentle? man remarked before the meeting was called to order that, if the crowd was j small it was made up of "Simon pure" j Democrats and that it took such to' miss a minstrel show for a primary I when political interest is at such a low ebb. One lonesome-looking figure was a coal-black negro on a hack seat. He ' entered the hall some tim* lefore the convention proceeded to business, and when asked if he was going to join the Democrats he said he thought he would for one night, as that was about as good a party as any. It is needless to say he re? mained a spectator. At 8:80 o'clock the convention was called to order by M. C. Thomas, I chairman of the city executive com-j mittee. Robert E. Scott was elected chairman of the meeting, and the) press representatives were elected secretaries. The chair stated that! the object of the convention was to! elect delegates to the Congressional convention, the First Ward being en? titled to seven, the Second to five and* the Third to three, making a total of fifteen for the city, and to elect mem? bers of the city executive committee, each ward being entitled to three members. i Thos. W. Miller stated that thecu - 1 torn in the city has been for the citi- ] /.ens of each ward to assemble together i aud elect their own delegates and 1 members of the executive committee. ' On motion of Mr. Miller this plan was < adopted, and the citizens present from the different wards gathered together I in different parts of the hall. i THE bIRST WARD. Evidently the First Ward is more ' interested in polities than any other i part of t he city, for when Chairman \ Scott asked the ward meetings to proceed to business, the largest part 1 of the crowd went to the corner desig nated for the First Ward. Judge Williams was made chair? man of the meeting, and Captain William H Brent was elected Beere- j tary. On motion of E. R. Woodward the election of delegates by bailor proceeded. T!:e following were put in nomination: Thomas W. Miller, , R. E. Scott, J. W. Woods, W. P. Huff, \ L. W. Terrell, R. J. EcklofT, G. R. Luck, E. R. Woodward aud M. C. . Thomas. The first ballot resulted in j the election of the seven delegates for j the First ward, the vote standing as , follows: Miller, 21; Scott, 15; Woods, 1 12: Huff, IS; Terrell, 23; Eckloff, 10; Luck, 20: Woodward, 20; Thomas, 21, and 0. D. Derr, 2. The following \ having received the^majority of the , votes cast were Seclared elected. . Thomas W. Miller. J. W. Woods, L. ! W. Terrell, R. J. Eckloff, G. R. Luck, \ E. R. Woodward, and M. C. Thomas, j The chair announced that nomina tions were in order for members of \ the executive com mitte*?, and the names of M. C. Thomas. T. W. Miller, L. W. Teirell and O. D. Derr were placed in coiuination. At this junc? ture the only confusion of the even? ing began. Mr. Thomas withdrew , his name, and a motion was made \ and seconded to elect the gentlemen nominated by acclamation, but Chair- \ man Williams did not recognize the motion and insisted that nominations continue. Several other gentlemen ] were nominated, but finally R. E. j Scott rose to a point of order, and. j appealing to the meeting, insisted , th"t the original motion be put. The i chairman said he didn't know what ] Speaker Reed would do under such \ circumstances, but put the motiou ] which prevailed, and Messrs. Thomas W. Miller. L. W. Terrell and O. D- , Derr were declared elected. ! THE SECOND WARD. , The few who were present from the Second Ward were very quiet and soon transacted their business. Major A. L. Pitzer was made chairman, and Roy 13. Smith, secretary. The follow? ing were unanimously elected dele- j gates to the district oonvention: M. , 1). Forbes, Jas. T. Hinton, Roy B. '< SmrtBf J. Allen Watts and Chas. E. , Herbert. Jas. A. McConnell, Frank , Coffman and R. A. Buckner were elected members of the executive com? mittee. ( THE THIRD WARD. I Tiie Third Ward meeting was a lit? tle larger than the second, but equally quiet. The citizens assembled about the centerof the hall and made J. D. Carr chairman, and J. F. Peters, sec? retary. .1. C. Graves, F P. Wright i and J. D. Carr were the delegates elected to the Congressional conven? tion. The members of the new execu? tive committee from this ward are John F. Peters, John Sheehan and M. P. Scott. When the ward meetings had com? pleted their work, Chairman Scott called the convention to order. The actions of ^the ward meetings were re? ported and unanimously endorsed. Mr. Thomas W. Miller suggested that some preparation be made for the Congressional convention which mpetx hpre on the 28th, bnt no action v .s s?fccu. M..jor Pitzer moved that the course of Congressman Edmunds, the present representative from this district, be endorsed. The motion was carried by a very small majority, there being nearly as many noes as ayes. The convention then adjourned The renomination of Representa? tive Edmunds may be regarded as a certainty, for if he has anv opponent Roanoke has not heard of it. Several of the delegates told the Times re? porter last night that they wi? sup? port Mr. Edmunds, and he will doubtless receive the votes of the en? tire delegation, although they were not instructed. M. C. Thomas, the chairman of the > old etecutive committee, told the1 Times man that the opera house has: already been secured. iGt the Congr?s- j slonal convention. ! T MORNING, ALGU! A SEMES OF SERIOUS ACCJDEJfTS. MovingTrain? Malm Two fur Eifo uimI Kill a Third. About 7.30 o'clock yesterday morn inpr, Preston Hunter, a negro brake inan on the Norfolk and Western yards, while attempting to board shifting engine No. 92 as it backed past the dower plat west of the Union depot, to transfer the north-bound Pullman coaches to the Shenanduah Valley road, missed his footing and fell to the ground with his right foot over the track, the engine passing over it, severing it and lacerating the leg in a horrible manner. He was taken to the office of Drs. Koiner & Gale, where Dr. Koiner, assisted by Drs. Luck and Harrison amputated the leg about six inches below the knee. Hunter lias lived here tor years. The unfeeling conduct of the crowd that gathered around the unfortu? nate man before he was removed to the surueons' office was surprising. No one offered to stop the flow of blow by a bandage above tbe wound, or to do anything whatever to relieve his sufferings. This inhumanity was only equalled by ttowrexhibited after? wards. When tpenegro man with whom Hunter had been boarding for? bade his removal to his home: and when the docWs had arranged for him a place at Mrs. Boiling's, on Rail? road avenue, the negro men who car? ried him thither asked pay for so doing. At midnight last night Hunter was resting very carafortably andsuffe ing littie pain. A water hoy in the employ of the railway contractors, named Joseph Olabelin, while attempting to cross over some freight ears near Salem, Sunday afternoon, was thrown ander the wheels by the sudden backing of the engine. Before be could extricate himself his left leg had been run over and cut off just above the kneee. Dr. Wiley, of Salem, dressed his wounds, after which he was .brought to this city, and will probably be sent to his home in Huntington, W. Va. lie was about lo years old. Frank Kale, a yard conductor on the Norfolk and Western at Radford, was run over by a freight train near that town on Sunday afternoon. When the man was found he was in in unconscious condition, and could ,rive no account of how lie came to be iiurt. But it is supposed that in at ;empting to board the train he fell inderneath it. His legs were severer] Vom Iiis body, and he was otherwise njured. Mr. Kale was a married man. ibout 33 years old, and had long been in employe of the road. J. W. DuttenhofTer, an engineer on he Norfolk and Western railroad, jetween Roanoke and Bluefield, met j vith a painful accident Sunday morn ug about 2 o'clock. He lives at the warding house of Mr. J. E. Adams, S'o. 103 Norfolk avenue, and was leeping near an open window. Being rery restless in his sleep lie rolled too arand fell to the ground, a distance >f twenty feet. He was picked up >y the proprietor of the house and aken back to his room. Dr. Harri 00 was sent. for. and after an exam nation decided that his injuries vere not necessarily fatal. Late at light be was resting well, but his tbysicians will not pronounce him >ut of danger for several days. Reuth ol' Ku<]ul]>h .Mirror. Rudolph Sherer, tbe cheef of Hotel loanoke, died at ? o'clock Sunday oorning of a congestive chill. Mr. Sherer bad not long been a esideht of this city. He came here a ew months ago from Philadelphia iiid was very well thought of by his impioyers. He had not been in good tealth for some time, and thought hat a residence in the South would nprove him. It did fora lime, until le hadjrhe chill that ended his life. The deceased was a married man Lodleaves a wife and three children, dl of whom are now living in Jersey 3ity. At the time of his death he ras but 27 years old. The funeral 00k place yesterdy afternoon from 5isfer's undertaking establ isbment, on Jalem avenue, and the remains were nterred in the City Cemetery. Mrs Jiiercr did not arrive here in time to ittend the funeral, although she had ieen sent for. The Virginia Krcnvlnjr Co.'s Roer. At the doors of the saloons of Ro moke have been placed handsome lew siirns bearing the trade mark of he Virginia Brewing Company, rhey are on tin. painted red, with he words "Virginia Brewing Com? pany's Export Lager Beer, Roanoke, k'a." in black and gold letters. Be ow the word "Virginia," which ex ends across the top of the sign, are he words "Southern Progress." Un ler these is the trade mark, an eagle rearing a globo, upon which are the etters "V. R. C." The product of he new brewery was put on the mar cet yesterday, and 2?0 kegs of beer vere disposed of by 3 o'clock in tbe ifternoon. It will rapid'y supplant be other beers which have hitherto nonopolized the Roanoke market. Yesterday's Races. BRIGHTON DK ACH. First race?Lemon Blossom first, \Inia filly second, Shotover third. Jecond race?Middlestone first, Garri ;on second, Tappabaunock third, rhird race?Eleve first, Dundee sec md. Bonanza third. Fourth race? "Tiennounfirst, Vivid second, Sorrento ;hird. Fifth race.?Barthena first, tfelwood second, Shena Van third. Sixth race?St. Luke first, Linguist iecond, Rover third. SARATOGA. First race, five furlongs?National irst, Matagood second, Strategy colt diird. Second race, mile and an jighth?Golden Reel first, Eminence second, Floodlite third. Third race, 3ve furlongs?Forerunner first, Va ailla second, Lady Unde third. Fourth race, one mile?Profligate first, Eu? genia second, Glenfallon third. Fifth race, fix furlongs?Carnot first, Gun wad second, Redfellow third. Sixth race, one mile?FraDk Ward first, Hamlet second, Ofale B. third. To Look Arter His Contracts. Mr. Grave Sims, of the firm of Skin ker & Sims, left yesterday for Max Meadows and Bristol, at which places this firm has some large contract. At the former they are grading a rail? road and streets, and at the latterare putting up the masonry for a 100-ton furnace, which is beingerccted for the Bristol Iron Company. Seventh Annual Convention. The seventh annual convention of the Woman's Home and Foreign Mis? sionary ^Society of the Lutheran synod, of Southwestern Virginia, will meet in tbe Second Lutheran church, corner Seventh and Luther streets, s. e., tonight at 8:15. Hanlln? Beer. The Virginia Brewing Company have purchased from the Southwest? ern Lunatic Asylum, at Marion, Va., a span of Norman Percheron horses. They are models of strength and beauty, and are now doing duty Iii eliverlng tfder. 3T 19, is 90. HOME AT LAST ROANOKE'S CONQUERED HE? ROES HAVE RETURNED. VANQUISHED ON THE BALL FIELD. But Invluclblo la Defeat ? litnnser v.d Welch's Intercxtlue Story or ibe Hull To run's Trip?They Lett, tbc H as? cot n^iiliifl. i%mt\ Got Left Themselves The afternoon train over the Nor? folk and Western from the Sooth brought back to Roanoke the base? ball club last Sunday. There was no brass band or delega? tion of citizens to meet them at the station. Only a few admirers wore there and as goon as the returned pil? grims of the ball and bat had shaken hands they scattered themselves over the city to their various homes. It was not as a victorious club that the Roanoke sluggers returned. Their trip had not been strung out with a long series of victories, and the boys didn't linger about the station to tell of their trip through the Southwest and down in Tennessee. They were i tired. They had fought tne good fight, but they hadn't won it, and as j everyone was ready with a joke at their expense, they were more than anxious to get home. None of them liked to face the music,but it has been found that the story about Manager Ed. Welsh jumping from the train at Commerce street and making his way to his home in Newtown by a back street has no foundation. At any rate this is what Mr. Welch told a reporter of Tub TiUBS who vent do.vn to the Machine Works to ask him about it. And in denying the story the manager told the ro porter a number of amu-ing incidents of the trip. "To what do 1 ascribe our defeat at Knoxville?" repeated the manager. "Well, I'll tell you. In the first place we made a mistake in leaving our mascot behind us in Roanoke. You remember the old white dog that is present at every game here, don't you? He's the mascot and we never lost a gamo as long as he was with us. The boys are as superstition* regard in.'that dog as a sailor is about leav? ing port on Friday. Rut all the same we got along all right in Bristol. The boys down there are pretty good players, but not as good as the Roan okes. As you know, we beat'em both ' games. "On the last day we were there, 1 however, the street car that carried 1 the boys to the grounds, and to which was hitched a pair of mules, came to grief. The mules ran away aud the . boys were scattered along the street | for a couple of squares. Rosenthal and Ford were on the re.-r platform trying to put on the brake when 1 Charley Patterson fell out and an- ' other of the hoys fell on hiin. Then they began to jump. Rosy aud Ford went together and rolled in the dust. 1 Hrotlie declared that he was kicked by one of the mules through the win- 1 dow, and Wigmore jumped and fell. 1 "One of the fellows, Polan, I think, ' jumped, too, and came down on Witt's 1 leg with his spiked shoe, and this 1 made him yell that his leg had been 1 run over. 1 was on the front platform 1 and couldn't get off, or doubtless I would have been mixed up too. The ' mules ran on for four squares, when they were stopped,and the boysgath- ' ered themselves together, and climbod iuto the car again. We won the game | all the same, however, but when the boys got to Knoxville ttnd were beaten three straight games they declared 1 that the runaway car had something 1 to do with it. 1 "At Knoxville we got a Roanoke paper, and then the boys found that the brewery had opened and there 1 was free beer for everybody. This seemed to dishearten them more than 1 anything else, and they talked about it for a loug time. The idea of * hun? dred kegs, and nine of them there! It was tough. "But, joking aside, the Reds were too much for us. It's a better club, and we were out played from the start. Then, too, the grounds were not familiar to us, and that was another advantage. Now, remember Pm not trying to make any excuse for being beaten at -Knoxville; Pm simply giving a statement of what conspired to beat tis. The audience bad a hand in it too. They were large and enthusiastic, and when one of the Reds made a good play they , were rewarded by cheers from the grand stand and bleaching boards. This rather gave the boys the razzle da'zz%. For instance, a hot one went through Wigmore's legs, and as soon as it was hit a cheer went up that almost deafened us. I've seen Wig stop many a hotter one, but he didn't stop that. You can say what you please, but the sympathy of the audi? ence has a good deal to do with the playing. "Taking everything into considera? tion, I think we can beat the Reds when they visit us. But it will be a pretty game no matter which club is victorious. When they get oa our old grounds we are going to give them a tussle from way back, "I don't think there is as much en? thusiasm ip Knoxville this season as there was last. The grounds are new and much further out of town But the streetcars run to the gates and the managers sell tickets to them at twenty cents and they sell them for a quarter. You can't get back though on the ticket, and if you go broke it is a long walk into town. "I don't know when the Knoxvilles will be here. We are looking for a date now, and there will be not a doubt but that the series will be the bast we have yet seen. . The next game here will probably be with the Monume"tals, of Baltimore.^. That too will be a pretty game." Got, McKinney Passes Throncb. Governor Philip W. McKinney and family passed through Roanoke yes? terday morning en route from the Blue Ridge Springs to the YeUow Sulphur Springs. Governor and Mrs* McKinney were ?r the best of health, but their little daughter was somer what indisposed. To a Times re? porter Mrs. McKinney expre>sed her? self highly delighted with her visits to Roanoke, and hopes to repeat them before she and family return from .their trip to the mountains . of the Southwest. ,-?_ Michael Glennan, editor of the Nor-, folk "Virginian and president of the Irish Catholic Benevolent Union of the United States' and Canada, has goae t? attend the annual convention in St. Louis tomorrow. -a-.? Colonel Richard F. Bierne, of the Richmond State, who has heeniilin ? Philadelphia for some time past, is ' gain to be in it critical condlf t?n. A SVODEJT DEATH Foreman Dorr Drop* Dead Last Night of Heart Disease. Charles H. Derr.foreruan of the re? pair department of the American Bridge Company, dropped dead of heart disease last night a few ninutes after 9 o'clock. Mr. Derr was a comparative stranger in the city, and had only been living here Bix weeks. He came from Wil? mington, Del., with his wife and 11 y?ar-old daughter.and engaged board < with Patrick J. Greely at 322 Fifth avenue n. e. He was a sober, hard. working man, and during his brief stay here made a great many friends. Soon after the arrival of the family in the city Mrs. Derr was taken sick and since that time has been conlined to her bed. Mr. Derr was her con-1 stant nurse by night. During the' day he was kept at the shops. Latt evening he returned home at 9 o'clock j and complained of feeling a little unwell, but soon rallied and for a few moments romoed with his little daughter. He helped her carry a lounge from one room to another and then walked towards an arm chair to rest. But he never reached it and on the way fell to the flocr. His sick wife shrieked for help, and Mr. Greeley, who had beard the man fall, rushed into the room and found him lying prone upon the floor. He did his best to recusitate him. but was unfucceta ful, and sent for Dr Hodgson. Before the physician arrived, however, the stricken man was dead. Coroner Gray was sent for, but after examining a number of people, be de? cided that an inquest was unnecess? ary. Death was almost instantane? ous and was caused by heart disease. The wife of the man became uncon? scious when she learned that her bus band was dead. The deceased was a native of Havre de Grace, Md., but had lived in Wil? mington for a number of years. He was married in that city but had worked in both Trenton and Phila? delphia. He was a member of the Red Men, and the lodge in this city will have charge of the funeral. STATE DEMOCRATIC PROSPECTS. Unjor Sntherlin Thinks the Ontloek is Excellent. Richmond, Va., Aug. 18.?The Dis? patch prints an interview with Major W\ T. Sutherlin, of Danville, tempo? rary chairman of the Democratic com? mittee of Virginia. "The prospects for the Democratic 3arty," said the major, "are very flat? ting. The one apprehension 1 have s that some of our voters, feeling sure >f success, may become indifferent. But I would urge them to be diligent md watchful and prepared to meet >nr enemies at every turn. " It is most important that the Democrats should poll a large ma ority in the State this fall, and if inything is lacking to secure activity n our party I think the Republicans vill furnish the incentive. The out ageous conduct of the Republican uembers in Congress ought to tire he heart of every loyal Virginian." "What do you think of the Alliance novement in Virginia?" "While not a member of the Alli mce, I am in full sympathy with heir interests. So far as I know or )elieve,I think the Alliance expects to iccomplish what they want through ;he Democratic party, and not out iide of it. Any attempt to convert he alliance into a district party in Virginia would, in my opinion, gnd ew supporters. "Are the Democrats throughout the stat*1 alive and well organized?" "I have seen several chairmen of :he district committees and have leard from others, and my impression s thar they propose to have their listricts well organized for the fall dection, and tbey 6eem to be hopeful )f a great triumph. The Republican party has certainly lost ground heav ly, because of the failure on the part )f Congress to repeal the internal ?evenne, and because of the odious md oppessive manner in which the aw has been enforced." Its Freight still Tied Fy. Buffalo, N.T., Aug. 18.?The New fork Central and its connections are -umring their passenger trains through this morning on fair approx mation to schedule time, which is lue largely to the moderation of the men who are out on strike, but while passenger traffic remains practically uninterrupted, the freight situation it this point has grown very inuch more serious. Affairs were very quiet at the East Buffalo yards this morning. No strikers were seen. The company is brying to move freight with green bands. The big yards are full of freight cars, some of- which arrived on Friday. The executive committee of the Su? preme Council of the Federation of Railway Employes went into session it 1 o'clook this afternoon. General Waster Workman Powderly was with them. After two? hours' conference it was decided to go to New fork on the first train. On the Terse ot Starvation, Montreal, Aug. 18.?Le Canadien appeals to the patriotism of the lead? ers of the Quebec and Ottawa govern? ments to provide work for the popu? lation in the counties below Quebec, whose crops are total failures. Le Canadien ascertains that 1,000 fami? lies are preparing to leave the country for the States, and unless orders are given that the projected Manitoba railway be pushed ahead to provide these families with daily bread, emi gration will take place, which will be ruinous to the Dominion. Senator Edmunds' Resolution. Washington, Aug. 18.? Senator Edmunds today offered an amend? ment to the tariff bill, which was re? ferred to the Senate finance commit? tee, proposing reciprocity with sugar growing countries. He also gave notice of another amendment, which he intended to propose to the bill, looking to retaliation against foreign countries for discriminating against the products of the United States. England WHJfng to Arbitrate. , London, Aug. 18.?Parliament'was prorogued today. The Queen's speech was read by the Lord Chancellor, In regard to Behring sea complications [ her Majesty informs parliament that ' she offered to submit them to arbitra tICE FIVfi CENTS _ i ??C^ RISING RAPIDLY ROANOKE BAPTIST CHURCH MAKING FAST PROGRESS. ? $18.0110 EDIFICE BY THE OLD. Al'ca Picture of the Xew KimciMt-e To bo Finlsbvd by January-Growth of Rev. Mr. riinpo'd Kemnrkablo Congregation. Roanoke will soon be a city of ele? gant churches. The Baptists have -Jj commenced the erection, on Roaao*-'"* street, on a lot adjoining the bariu-r^" ing used at present, of a handsome church that will cost $18,000. Th work is being done by the Roanoke Building Company, under the direc? tion of General Manager John F. Barbour, and is to be pushed for? ward as rapidly as possible. The walls are about ready for the main floor, and the building is to be com? pleted by the first of January. When approached by a Times re? porter yesterday, Mr. John Crawford kindly showed and explained the plans of the new church. The' Roa? noke Baptist Church, as it is to be called, will be an ornament to the city. It will front sixty-five feet on Roanoke street and extead back ninety feet. On the north corner it will have an open tower seventy-two - feet in height, and the building will be forty-eight feet high in the center of the roof. The structure is of brick, with prested brick front, and slate roof.- There will be two entrances, - both from Roanoke street. The door and window sills are of cut stone and the tower will be trirrjned with frhfi - same^m^exUiL^-^--^^"^ Thcfintwrior will be very attractive. There are five aisles, one extending from each entrance along each side wall until 'within sixteen feet of the front, there turning toward the altar and cutting off a section of pews in each corner; one extending across from one entrance to the other, leav? ing a small section of pews between the vestibules; and two extending from this aisle to the altar. The auditorium, which will seat 750, will be arranged after the modern plan, with elevated pews in arcs. The gallery, thirty-eight feet in length, extends in a graceful curve across the rear, and will be a beauti fnl piece of work. It irentered by a winding stairway in the tower. The open ceiling roof will be sup? ported by five arches. Behind the pulpit is the choir gal? lery, with space for the organ and twenty-five people. It will have the sam? elevation as the gallery proper. The baptistry is to be in the rear of, the pulpit, with dressing rooms in the basement. In one corner of the building will ht the pastor's study, and in the other ' class room. As scon as the new churj is completed, tbe present church IejL be used for a Sunday school rq&: and has a seating capacity ftuv 'purpose of about 300^ " The Baptist Chnf-ni jtTc?n- >ke was,, y constiduted May lt>, 187-3. Re vereng James L. Munday, E. C. Dargan, \ \V. Wildnian and L. J. HuiT havV been pastors at different times. DrNi^ D. W. Gwlnasupplied the pulpit ap? portion of 1685- 86. The present pastor, Rev. O. F. Flippo, has been g pastor since October 1, 1886. The ^ growth of the church and Sunday school of lite years has been very marked. "When the present pastor took charge of the church the mem? bership numbered 100. The report from the church rfai u? tin* late meeting of the Valley Association in Salem, reported a membership of nearlv 400. The accessions during the past year were 109, of which 33 were by conversion and baptism and 76 by letter from other Baptist churches. The Sunday school, under the superintendence of Mayor Evans, is ' in a flourishing condition, and 'num? bers neaily 400 pupils, The church has several times increased the pas? tor's salary during the past three years, and the reporter was apprised that the finance committee contem? plated another "raise" at no distant* ~ day. The present building occupied by the church is generally packed, and many others would worship with the Baptists if they could be accom? modated. _ Base BAH Game? of Yesterday. National League: At Boston? [Boston. 13; New York, 5. At Brook? lyn-Philadelphia, 3: Brooklyn, 8. At Cincinnati?Cincinnati, 4; Cleve? land, 3. At Chicago?Chicago, 9; Pittsburg, 3. Players' League: At Philadelphia ?Philadelphia, 8; Brooklyn, 11; At New York?Wet grounds. At Buffalo ?Buffalo, 2; Chicago, 5. At PittR?Sy? burg?Pittsburg, 5; Cleveland, 3. American Association: At Toledo? Toledo, 5; Brooklyn, 1. Atlantic League: At Newark ? Newark, 9; Harrisburg, 1. At New Haven?New Haven, 9: Lebanon, 7. At Baltimore?Baltimore, 0; Wilming? ton, 5. _ Khot Hli Wife and Snicldcd. Sr. Louis, An'g. 18.?Shortly before I six o'clock this morning Edv/ard Hake, aged 29 years, son of a promi? nent business man, shot his wife in the* left breast as she lay asleep in bed at their boarding house. He then sent a bullet into his own breast Mrs. Hake died at one o'clock this at - I ternoon. Hake is not expected to live . I many hours. Uli.-J by a DUcimrced Hand. Athens, Ga.;Au.?r. 18.?Henry Hun? ter, of this city, ^assassinated Sat? urday night at Carter's edition the ".' Georgia, Carolina and Northern^;!*, road by Ed. Morrison, a negro hibor-^| er at the camp. Hunter had ordered?' the negro to do something aud ree-ev&, edan insolent reply, for which tl/? [ negro was discharged. a Tennessee X<yncblw^ Hcmbolo't, Tenn., Aug. 18. midnight on Saturday a mob negro named Thomas Woodwai jail here and hanged him W^ was one of three negroes who' as j ed and robbed J. A. Grecr Ies^ j day night. j Wo HOUSE in the coa? i higher reputation for imp*. ' organs and rea??n?l?e" p*^? i j Hobble Music Co., Ly-J A j It is, therefore, to i obtain from themj^H| ': fore buyTn^.''"aT|^v ; itoarer when