Newspaper Page Text
VOL. VI?NO. 211.
Side band suitiugs, closing price, 7c j yard Outing cloths in beautiful patterns, it 8 aud 10c a yard. Flannelettes in new and stylish > itterns at 12ic a yard. Dress ginghams, 5, S and 10c a yard. A few pieces of Scotch ginghams at i?Hi, worth 25c a yard Still a ew challies at 4c and Cic a y-.rd. Also a few more pieces of checked :n >hair at 25c a yard. Mohairs in a'.l shades at 25, 37i aud 5 '?? a yard. White goods in all the newest ma -.?rials and at lowest prices. <9 A special bargain in pure Turkey i table covers, S-4, 75c and 3 10 SHc P :ch. Table linens, towels and napkins in : iless variety, and at prices that defy competition^ Another case of white bed quilts at ; each. Indies' and Gents' underwear and ?siery in great assortment and at ? rtoui prices. Large stock of bleached and un ?' iched cottons and sheetings in all vhlths. -liildrens white lace hats and caps . un 15c up. Pans, Fans, Faus, Fans, from 2c up. SNYDEE. H?SSLER 4 MACBAE 104 SALEM AVENUE, S. W., ROANOKE, - - - - VIRGINIA. scon i RIVES. REAL ESTATE Agtfsj 103 JEFFERSON STREET, Roanoke, Va., OFFER THE FOLLOWING loo ft. on Albermarlc Street.. $1,900 60 rt. on Franklin Road. . . , . 2,200 A Choice Cor. on Mountain St.. 3,G00 103ft.onRoanoke 8t.(fineshade) 5,000 Fine Residence on Jefferson St. 9,500 A rare bargain in an entirely new residence in Hyde Park. House contains Hot and Cold Water, Stable, Coal and Wood House. Will make terms to suit purchaser. We have the cheapest busi? ness and residence properties in the city. Correspondence solicited SCOTT & BIS. ROANOKE. BUILDING ? COMPANY E. H. STEWART, President. H. G. OOLE, Sec. and Treas. J. F. BARBOUR, GenU Manager. CONTRACTORS & BUILDERS. Office with gray & Boswbll, Jef? ferson Street. Large Brick Buildings a Specialty. Homes built on easy payments. Pat ronage solicited. Estimates cheer? fully furnished on application. J. F. BARBOUR, GENERAL MANAGER. je Ente Iii and Dnprovement Ca Notice to Contractors. Sealed proposals will bo received by the engineer of the lloauokc Land and Improvement Company until 2 o'clock p. m., of August 20th, for the grading, steam roIUug (steam roller provided by company), gutters, macadamizing, lay? ing of gas and water mains, timber culverts, etc., on the extensions ol Jefferson and Walnut streets, in the city of Roanoke, ^a. Profiles and specifications may be seen at the of? fice'of the company, No. 11 Campbell street, s. w. The company reserves the right to reject any aud all bids. J. C. RAWN, Engineer. aug9-12t "notice. At Cost t9 hi Mm. I will oiler my entire stock of DRY GOODS, BOOTS AND SHOES AT PRIME COST TO DISCONTINUE BUSINESS. F. G. MAY, 142 FIKST AVENUE, S. W. AT COST. AT COST. aug-9 2\vks L. F. BURKS, Practical Plumber GAS aud ST KAM FITTER. ?:o? And dealer in all kinds of Plumber, Gas and Steam Fitters' Supplies. Prompt Attention to Orders, and Satisfaction Gu tiranteed. 715 Main Street. LYNCHBURG, VA. 115 Commerce Street, ieI-2-uuio ROjANOKE, VA. H. ffl. LINNET, SIBERT & CO. Real Estate Agents, Moomaw Block, No. g. We have a line list of property from which to select. In location, price and terms, we hope to suit all. If you have PROPERTY To sell or exchange, call. Best of references given. junlG lm EM I CHALK Still keep the largest assortment of HARDWARE In Southwest Virginia. They Hiave just received a largesppuly ?OF? Lap Robes. Horse Covers Breech Loading Guns, ?and? Sporting Goods. Miner's and Railroad Supplie A Specialty. 17 and 19 Secoud Street, southwes HOLLINS INSTITUTE, VIRGINIA. For the higher education of young ladies, equipped at a cost of *0,1)00, 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? ligious beliefs. 1,200 feet above sea level, and surrounded by picturesqu? mountain scenery, it enjoys the fur? ther advantages of mineral waters and a bracing mountain climate. At? tendance last session 209 from 18 states. The 48th session will open September 17th. P. O. and Station, Hollins, Va. CHAS. H. COCKE, jy25-tf Business Manager. EMM 5 BROS.. man ufa ct ubers op TIN AND SHEET-IRON WARE, and dealers in all Mads of COOKING and HEATING STOVES, -?o Plumbing and Gas-Fitting, Roofing Spouting and Jobbing, -o 19 Saleu. Avenue, ROANOKE, VA anS 6m YOUNGE. Architect and Superintendent Roanoke, Va. Room 8, Didier ?uild 'ing. AU classes of pnbitc oaft private buildings. Artistie interior worjir.and decoration a specialty. jy4"tf KOANOKE AT ? COST For 30 Da vs. OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF ; Consisting of Foreign and Domestic DRESS GOODS, Ginghams, Satines, Chall/es, Bleached and Unbleached [ Cottons and Sheetings, etc. WILL BE OFFERED AT PRIME COST FORl\IK NEXT 30 DAYS. i Our Remnant Coun j ter is now ready, where you can select at any Price A Walnut, Ash or Ebony POLE GIVEN AWAY with every pair of Lace Curtains bought to the value ?f ??.oo per pair or upwards. ROSENBAUM BROS 42 Salem avenue. 500 V LADIES TO CALL AT BloiftlliMuFnt AND 0ET 2 Gates Launflry Soap For 5 Gents. C. F. ELOUNT, THE CASH GROCER 154 SALEM AVENUE. THE . -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 ORDER SERVED IN FIRST CLASS STYLE. Cold Lunch Counter attached, where cold lunches are served from 5 a. m. to 12 p. in. Fish, Clams and Game in season a specialty. Fred. Weber. DYEING, CLEANING and REPAIRING Toil will save money by bringing your dirty clothes to be cleaned or dyed aud repaired to me. Chirges moderate. Work first class. E. Walsak, Corner Campbell and Henry street?, Ronnnk?*. Va. tf pARStTHE SIGN WRITER, COR U ner Third ilvenoeand First street N. . nfaWtf , VIRGINIA, TH?RSI FOR A HOSPITAL. ROANOKE'S AND HUMANITY'S CRYING NEED. . IMPORTANT PUBLIC IHSTIf?nON. Interviews with Prominent citizens. Whnl 3Ir. Tlptou T. riNliIiurno H?n AccompIJiilteri? $13,000 rictljfcrt Yl'lmi taJNeeded lor It* Erection. Thai (his city is in need of a hospi Tal no one lias ever taken the trouble to deny. The great majority of the people making up the population of Roa n dee uro strangers here, and so far as the city is c< ncerned, are practically homeless, [f they meet with an ac? cident or become sick* they have no place to go except to the cheerless boarding house,,or hotel, aftd if they have ho friends they are at the ten? der mercies of strangers for all the cure they get. Some two months ago Mr. Tipton T. Fishburno, president of the Na? tional Exchange Bank, proposed that a subscription paper be circulated for the purpose of raising funds for the establishment of a hospital, lie worked hard and succeeded in get tiug $13,000 subscribed by public spir? ited citizens, l>ut his business de? manded hi.-, attention and for the past month but little has been accom? plished in the direction of raising the ?25,000 required to erect the build? ings and furnish them. Mr. Fishburno and the friends of tho proposed institution have not dis paired, however, and intend going to work with greater vigor than ever. They are determined to have a hos? pital in Roanoke. even if it is on a less ambitious plan than was at ?rst in? tended. They say that $23,000 is lit? tle enougb,but if they do not succeed in raising this amount, they propose to proceed in the work with what they already have. "j have a good many reasons for thinking,11 said Mr. Fishburno to a TIMES reporter yesterday, "that the amount wanted will be subscribed. That we need an institution of this kind goes without saying, and 1 in? tend i" do my very best to bring the scheme to a successful termination: During the last few days a number Of prominent men have come to me vol? untarily and said that they would give something, men who when first approached on the subject declined. The numerous ae -ideiits in the city and the absence of any charitable in stitutions doubtless bus had some? thing to do with bringing them to this conclusion; There are a number of people whom I believe will willingly subscribe, but who have not yet been seen because Of their absence from the city. They will be asked as soon as they can !>?? seen and I have no doubt will be liberal in .their donations. In a day or two I intend to go to Philadelphia, where 1 expect to get any number ol shbscribers to the fund. President! Kimball, of I he-Norfolk and Western, has already become a friend of the institution and promises when it is starte..! io build a fence around the property similar to thai around Hotel llbanoke. This will, of course, add a great deal to the attractiveness of the place- .Major Sands is an enthusiastic supporter of the .scheme and is doing a great deal to carry it to a successful conclusion. "Whether or not we succeed in get? ting the requisite amount we intend to.build the hospital, if we can but iret ?5,000 more subscribed. This, in addition to the $13,000 already sub? scribed, will do a great deal toward putting up the building, and. at any rate, will form a nucleus around which in time will grow a_ great and noble institution. But [ do not think, as I said before, that we will have a great deal of trouble in getting the money subscribed, and it will not be loii";. it is to be sincerely hoped, be? fore the institution will be in opera? tion. We intend soon to buy a lot in a convenient locality, and expect to commence work on the buildings some time during the autumn:" Drs. Koiner and Gale are t he rail? road physicians, and have to do with nearly all of the accidents of itoan oke. Dr. Gordon Simmons is con? nected with the office, and does a great deal of the surgical work. Yes? terday afternoon a Times man asked him about the establishment of a hospital in the city. "Need it?'' said Gie doctor. "Well, I should say that we do need a hospital. Roanoke, tailing into consideration its size, has as many accidents as any other, city in the South. This, of course, is be? cause of the large number of iron working manufactories here, and the use of heavy machinery. We should by all means have a hospital here. Only today a case occurred to illus? trate the great need of the city? A man. a stranger in the city, walked into Lyle's drug store just in front of our office. He was well dressed and prosperous appearing, and jnst as he started to ask for what he wanted, he staggered and fell unconscious to the iloor. We picked him up and carried him to the office, where I did all that I could, but the best conch we could oiler was a chair, and there he had to lay for hours before consciousness re? turned. "Now if we had a hospital I would have stepped to the telephone, called the ambulance and in ten minutes the man could have been undressed and in bed attended by trained nurses. This is only one of the hundreds of cases that come to our notice, and we see more than ihe majority of people the need of such an institution as is proposed. Roanoke should have it by all means."' Councilman Jas. A. McConnell, gen? eral foreman of the Machine Works, has had more experience with acci? dents than most of men. "I certainly tviVtilfi like toteu the hospital estab? lished," said Mr. McConnell, "and I think that it is one of the great needs of the city. What we want is to have the buildings erected. The support of the institution will be taken care of. Now Altoona, my old home, is like Roanoke in every respect. It is an iron town aud it has a hospital of which it may well be proud. The ladies take the greatest iuterest in it and keep it supplied with a great many delicacies. They also look after the patients in other ways. Old linen, usually thrown away, is sent to the hospital. It makes the best possible bandages and everyone does all they can to make the patients comfortable. The physicians of the town charge nothing for their services and' take turns in visiting. Five will go one week and five another and then every week all of them will meet at the hos )AY MORNING, iUGt pital and consult over the more diffi? cult eases. I siucerely hope that the amount wanted will he raised. A hos? pital is something that Roanoke needs as much as it needs anything.1' TUE HOAVOKE TIMES Puts lip it STew Ooifi-I.ettcretl Sljin Forty Fe?! In EeiiKtu. Half a dozen men with ropes and pulleys were busy yesterday afternoon putting the now sign of Tint Roa? noke Times in place on the building which is to be the future home of the company, corner Third avenue and First street s. w. The sign is the largest and finest iu the city. It is forty feet long and bears the inscription, The Roanoke Times, in plain gold loiters on a black back ? ground. The sign fronts on First Btreet and occupies nearly the en ire length ! of tht? buildiug between the second j and third story windows. The work j was done by \V. A. Carr of this city. [ and is a model of excellence in every ' respect. Workmen were also engaged yester ! day in cleaning away the sidewalk in front of the building preparatory to [-laying a stone pavement. It is ex? pected that the business office of the company, now at 110 Jefferson street, will be moved into its handsome new apartments ou the first floor of the building on Friday or Saturday. WOMEN'S HtSMlOXAKY SOCIETY. j Interesting Sewtlon Tc*terday-j-R? eoptioil ul .13 rs. I?. I,, Terry*?. The seventh annual convention of ! the Woman's Ho a ? Foreign Mis? sion Society, of the Lutheran Church of Southwest Virginia Synod, held its first business session in the Second Lntlit'rat:Church >e?ierdav morning. President, Mrs. Dr. L. A. Fox, of Salem, being absent, the viee-prcsi j dent, Mrs. Bringman, presided. The rime was occupied with reports of the delegates from auxiiliary societies, the treasurer's report, and numerous points of minor interest, also a most interesting address from Mr. J. I. Goodman, missionary-elect to Japan. Mrs; Dr. Fox arrived yesterday morning and presided over the after? noon meeting, which was very inter? esting. Several topics were discussed, but must of the session was taken up by a discussion of how to raise inci? dental expenses by the auxiliary societies. A new executive committee was elected as follows: Mrs. Dr. Fox. of Salem, president: first vice president, Mrs. Rev. J. J. Scberrer, of Marion: second vice' president, Mrs. Brings mam,of lt>>;inoke;third vice president, Miss Jffapy McCiaunahan. of Salem: recording secretary. Miss Dora Phle gar, of Jacksonville: corresponding secretary, Miss Fannie Yonce, of Wytheville: treasurer, Mrs. F. L. Terry, of Roanoke. ?JAn elegant reception was tendered tiie delegates and visitors, those who are entertaining them, and the choir of the Second Lutheran Church, by Mrs. P. J.. Terry, at her residence on South Jefferson street last .night. The spacious aud handsome parlors of her elegant home were brilliantly lighted and beautifully decorated for the occasion, and presented an at? tractive scene. An elegant collation was served, and Mrs. Terry, the charming hostess, made everyone feel at home. The following were present: Ucv.andMrs. Unshod!, Mr. and Mrs. .1. It. Terry. C. t). Keffer; Miss May Schcror, Mrs. Wm. McCuulcr. Miss EHn Gm&arger, Miss Fan? nie Yonce. M.-s. J. (;. Hrinirtimti. Mis*Sarah r.ukcns. Mrs. Dr. L. A. Fox, Miss Ella Browm, j Miss Kate Coppenuaver, Mrs. Dr. Sherri U.Miss f.lz/ie Culey. Mts.lt. f.. Sutherland; Rev.W". II Hulilx.Tr. r. it. Wert/, C. Markier; Mis. r. Marklcy, Mrs. e. D. Keffer, Mr. G. X. Crabtree, Miss Laura Cannaday, MissLnla Hibold. Miss Marj"'Diddle. Miss Floronce Hnbbcrt, Mr. G. w. McCianahan, Miss Josie Itembanrer, Mr. W. F. Maker, Mr. E. IT. Kuhn. Rev.J.A.Huf ford. Miss Manne EfUntrcr, .Mi? Dora Pblcgcr, Mrs. I-'. T. Uakcr, Bev. w. P. Huddle, Mrs. J. G. Brown, lion. I!. S. Trout, Mrs. Dr. K?ster. Mr. J. t.G.Iman.ltev.Geo.T.Gray,Miss Sal lie Wassani, Mrs. w. E. 11ubborc Today will be the last day of the convention, and moaning, afternoon . and evening sessions will be held. , Services will be held at the Second Lutheran Church this evening. Sev? eral more delegates arrived yesterday. oil"lor Soutli America. II. A. Rives, of the well known real estate firm of Scott Si Rives, leaves this morning for a trip to South America in'tbe interest of the Inter? national Cigarette Co. He will sail from Newport News on Saturday by the Alliance, of the New York and Brazilian steamship line. He will go first to Rio Janeiro aud from there proceed to Buenos Ayres, rheuce probably to Montevideo, re? turning home by San Francisco. The ocean voyage will take about twenty four days aud Mr. Rives expects to be absent from four to six months. The company which he represents has a capital of $22?,00f, the greater part of which is held in Roanoke. Mr. Rives will travel alone ou the ocean trip, but when be gets to Rio he will employ an interpreter. While away he will also do a little advertising for Roanoke. X Clover Swindler, The Earl House, on Salem avenue, was victimized the other day by a young rogue giving the name of Eui mett Grover, who engaged board there last week. He claimed to be a plasterer! Monday night lie left with? out settling his bill or announcing his intentions. There is a strong pre? sumption that he intends to camp out, for he took the bed clothes of his room along with him. The police are looking for him, but he is sup? posed to have left the city. Ifc Disobeyed Orders. J. H. Dattenhoffer, who fell from the window of 103 Railroad avenue Sunday morning, was up and around Tuesday contrary to the orders of his physicians. As a consequence he is now threatened with inflammation of the brain, and is confined to his room. His condition is regarded as danger? ous._ Itonnoke Will bo Represented. The twenty-first annual session of the Medical Society of Virginia, of which Dr. Oscar Wiley, of Salem, is president, will meet at the Rockbridge j Alum Springs on Tuesday. September 2,1S90, and continue in session Wed? nesday, Thursday and Friday. The Regninr Won. Dv United Press. Charleston', S. C, Aug. 20.?The Democratic convention in the First Congres?ional district yesterday nom? inated W. H. Brawley for Congress. Brawley received 32 votes against 13 cast for H. H. Meetz, alliance. Gross earnings of eighty-eight rail? roads for the fourth week in July were $0,1'J'J,030. For the month of July the railroads earned $83,518,474, against ?35 350,124 last year. fST 21, 1*90. BRENT YS. BRENT. SUING FOR THE CUSTODY OF HIS DAUGHTER. MR-B?ENT APPEARS AS PLUUTIFF. The Demurrer Overruled mid the ('use ou Trial-WIIcicshpn lor the Prosecu tlbncd Examine*! and CroHM-Exmn* ined-The J?efcn*e, Ttie suit of J. P. Brent for the pos? session of bis two-year-old daughter, which his wife, who has separated from him, has retained, was begun yesterday in the Hustings Court be foro Judge Robertson. A few years ago Miss Willie A. Bowles, daughter of W. H. Bowles, and J. P. Brent, a young contractor, were married. Ah time wore on trouble arose, and last spring Mr. and Mrs. Brent sepa? rated, Mrs. Brent going to her fath? er's. Soon after this she inst ituted suit for divorce, but failed to show sufficient reason. Then Mr. Brent sued for possession of his child. The case came up in the Busting Court last week, but was postponed on account of the absence of witnesses. The hearing was com? menced yesterday morning. P. Lockett, Esq., counsel for the plaintiff, read the petition, setting forth the grounds upon which the suit wa3 brought, and asking that Amelia 1). Brent, daughter of the petitioner, be" delivered to his care. ti. W: Hansbrough, nounsel for the defendant, read the answer to the petition, which declared the plaintiff unfit to rear the child, and entered a demurrer, which the conrt ovc-rfded. The first witness was Mrs. M. L. Brent, mother of .J. Pi Brent. Nhe knew nothing of the separation of her son a nd his wife, except what she had heard. She had raised twelve children and was willing to take care of her son's child and treat it as her own. she had never entertained any but kind feelings toward Mrs. Brent, and that her doors were open to Mrs. Brent, even if she should want to make her home with her. She thought her son more able to provide for the child than its mother, and that he had a home at her bouse, should he choose to return there. Being cross examined, she said that ber husband's property consisted of COO acres of land besides personal property; that no one was depen? dent on him, and that she and her husband lived alone. Her sou left homo more than five years ago: went" to Texas and stayed two months; re? turned home, and came to Roanoke, where he has been since. He had given her no trouble until this affair. She had not encouraged the suit, but to d her son she would care for the child if he was successful. When asked by Judge Williams, counsel for defendant, if she considered herself better qualified fco reai^Upe child than its own mother, Mrs. Brent replied thai she thought all old people better qualified for raising children than young.people. Judge Williams tried repeatedly to get a direct answer "yes" or "no," to this question, but the above was all he could elicit. Mrs. Brent sai ! that she had seen her son have one fit, but that he was per? fectly harmless. The next witness was Dr. Childress, who testified to the social and finan? cial standing of the Brent family. He never saw plaintiff take a drink or under the influence of intoxicants. Cross-examined, Dr. Childress said he had known plaintiff about live vears, bur not intimately, and that be knew nothing of his habits or moral character. Dr. Jones testified that he has been i practising physician in Roanoke for two years; that during that time he has been plaintiff's family phy? sician; Plaintiff had asked him to attend his wife since the separation, which he refused to do, as he .did not know whether it would be agreeable to Mrs. Brent's parents. Plaintiff seemed affectionate towards his wife, and never refused medical attention when needed. He knew nothing of plaintiff's business. Plaintiff was subject to epileptic tits that rendered him unconscious but. not dangerous. When questioned as to what causes epilepsy, witness said that there are different causes and that anything that excites or depresses the nervous system aggravates the disease: that he had never seen plaintiff driok, but had warned him against intoxicants. Albert Martin testified that he had known plaintiff for five years, but knew nothing of his financial stand? ing: that about the first of March he sarried a note and some photographs r>f the child, from plaintiff for Mrs. Brent, to Mr. Bowles; he was met at the door by Mrs. Bowles, who refused to take the notes or pictures. Witness said be would recognize the note. Mr. Locket handed him one, which he read, and said that the contents were simi? lar to the one carried by him. The date was June 28, and witness said he was not positive as to whether this was the same note. Tho note was about some photographs of the child. Witness had carried several messages from plaintiff to Mrs. Brent and her father, but had never seen Mrs. Brent at her father s house. Being cross-examined, witness said that plaintiff had received letters from a Miss Templeton, of Fairfield, and that the first letters were aboutja house plaintiff thought of renting; that he went with plaintiff to Fair field to a lawn party; that they stopped with Miss Templeton and had a good time; that afterwards plain'.iff received letters from Miss Templeton; Mrs. L. T. Hovey testified that she bad lived here ten years; lived at plaintiff's with her husband, and kept house for three months since the separation, and that plaintiff was kindly disposed towards his wife and child. Cross-examined, witness said that Miss Vaughan, of Texas, acousin of plaintiff, visited him during her stay at his house; that Miss Temple? ton, of Fairfield, went with a yobng lady of this city to visit Miss Va$rhan and remained three days; that she was the only lady of the house and had invited'Miss Templeton, although she was totallv unknown to her; that she left plaintiff's house in May. George Wright testified that he had known plaintiff five years, and re? garded him a fit person to care for a child; had seen him take a drink, but had never seen him drunk; knew nothing of his financial standing, ex? cept that he owed witness., having got behind with him a year ago, say? ing that he was hard up and would pay when he could. " T. L. Bell said that he had sup posed plaintiff and his wife lived to Pi gether agreeably; knew nothing of plaintiff's financial standing, but In seemed to be industrious, and thought him a fit person to rear the child: knew nothing of plaintiff's efforts to see his child, but had seen him at Mr. Bowles' gate and talking with Mrs. Bowles. He knew nothing of Mrs. Bowles' disposition, but thought she was high tempered and harsh; had heard her speak harshly to her own children from his house. Witness was never in Brent's house before the separation, but said that he and his wife, whom witness saw daily, seemed affectionate within a week of the separation. Witness said that plain? tiff seemed depressed on account of being deprived of seeing his child, and would frequently cry over it. Mrs. T, L. Bell testified that she did not regard Mrs. Bowles as a suit? able person to rear the child. The remainder of her testimony was in substance about the same as that of her husband. The case of the plain? tiff was rested here. Dr. Crozer, Mr. T. T. Fishburne, a tobaconist and banker, and Mr. S. P. Hunter, all testified that plaintiff's reputation for tiuthfulness and mor? ality is bad; that he has no credit, and is badly in debt. All regaaded him as unsuitable to have the custody of his i child. j Mr. W. A. Pattie agreed with other I witnesses as to the character of plain t tiff, having personal knoweldge that j this estimate of his character was cor-! I rect. He testified that plaintiff had j remarked to him that he didn't care ' for the child, but wanted it to get its : j mother back. Witness regarded plaintiff, of all men, most unfit to rear the child, and considered the Bowles family a most suitable place. Testimony was introduced by Jas. | Wigington and S. F. Fuquay. "shr.w ing that plaintiff had been "unfaith-1 ful to his wife. Jas. Wigington testified that plain- j tiff owed him for the hire of the car-1 ringe used at his wedding. M. P. Hunter testified that he had ! taken plaintiff home drunk and had! seen him drunk since the trial of the' divorce suit. Several witnesses testified that they had never heard a word in favor of I piiintiff except what they had heard from the witness stand. Major A. L Pitzer. tax collector, testified that Mr. Bowles owns a con? siderable amount of real estate in the city, but that Mrs. Brent had no property so far as he knew. Here the court adjourned until this morning at 10 o'clock. NO ACTION OX THE FORCE BILL. Senator Hohr Speaks in Favor of It* Passage-cither Legislation. By United Tress. Washington, Aug. 20~The Senate today passed the resolution to limit debate on tariff bill and to begin voting on the election bill on Septem? ber 4th, was taken up. Mr. Hoar made a long speech in favor of taking up the election bill in accordance with the resolution. During Iiis re? marks he was inrerrupted by Mr. Pugh, who said that his remarks when the election bill was^ reported to the Senate were not iofi Jcd-'rfftthreat, that blood-shed \> .<^> ;an at? tempt was made to eiAV ^ -\biii. He simply made that predict....... Mr. Hoar said the measure was not a sectional one. It could be applied to the North as much as the South. Corruption existed in large Northern cities. The bill aimed to remedy this as much as Southern intimidations. A majority of the people of the United States believe firmly today that for fourteen years the House of Repre? sentatives had been an usurpation, and that for four years a usurper had sat in the executive chair of the na? tion, and yet when it was sought, to transfer the ascertainment of the will of the people from sucli prostitution to the courts, the friends of the bill were met by the cry that they were raising a race issue and that this was a force bill. Mr. Frye spoke in favor of passing the election bill as did Mr. Hitcock and Mr. Edmunds. The Senate then took up the tariff bill. Mr. Daniel spoke on the amendment relating to cutlery. In the House the alien land bill was laid on the table by a vote of fifty to t?venty-five. The House adopted a resolution calling on the president for information concerning the enforcement of the Russian edict against Jews. The Senate bill pro viuing for inspection of meats for ex? port was taken up and passed. The lard bill was debated without action. Rase Ball Games or Yesterday. By United Press. American Association: At Colum? bus?Columbus, 9; Brooklvn, 2. At Tolpdo?Toledo, 7; Syracuse, 0. At St Louis?St. Louis, 5; Rochester. 5. Called at the end of tenth inning on account of darkness. Atlantic League: At New Haven New Haven, 2; Harrisburg, 0. National League: At Boston Boston, 5; New York, G. At Brook? lyn, first game ? Philadelphia, 2; Brooklyn, 13; second game, Phila? delphia, 7; Brooklyn, 12. Players' League: At Philadelphia ?Philadelphia, 4; Brooklyn, 7. At Pittsburg?Pittsburg, 8; Cleveland, 12. At New York?New York, 9; Boston, 3. At Buffalo, first game?Buffalo, 6; Chicago, 2; second game, Buffalo, 7: Chicago, 0. c Oflieers of the Alliance. Special to The Times.? Lynchbcrg, Va., Augnst 20.?The Farmers' Alliance today elected the following officers for the Jensning year: President, Mann Page, '-' of Prince George-, vice-president, J.* B. Beverly, of Fauquier; secretary, J. J. Silvey, of Rappahannock; chaplain, Rev Aldridge Grumsly, of Madison; lecturer, Robert Suaveriy, of Wythe; assistant lecturer, J. R. Garland, of Mecklenburg; executive committee, George Chismau, of Rockingham; Julian Ruffner, of Hanover; Robert Beverly, of Essex; H, M. Magreider, of Albemarle, and W. J. Compton, of Bland. Major Mann Page, Robert Beverlv, G. Q. Barber and Georg* Chismau were elected delegates to the national convention. A Magistrate Assassinated. By United Press. Louisville, Ky., August20.?Rob ert Pope, a magistrate, was fatally shot- by two brothers named Scott, near Harlem Courthouse, Monday. The quarrel arose because the magis? trate refused to try one of the broth? ers for the shooting of an ox belong? ing to him. He ordered the prisoner to be taken to Harlem for trial. Scott refused to go, and the magistrate insisted. The Scotts escaped. ?f???i ? Selecting a piano or organ is some? what likeselecting a w ire?practically a life time affair. Therefore be sure you get a good one. None bnt old I established standard makes of instru? ments a^ersoTiVby +.be Hobbie Music Co LFnchburg, "V^* They never toxicli ?fcoddy, gTafc* gffcjfis. Cafa i . ,ga>u. FLYING HORSES! THE RACE PROGRAMME; FIXED FOR OCTOBER. THREE DAIS OF GOOD RAM, Thirteen Events on the t'iu'd?-??82.?0O.' in I'tirxen to he Divided?TU* Stable* und, Grand stand to he lirectcd nt Once. The directors of the Mel rose DrlW ing Park Association "met yesterday morning at the ollice of President "V?-. F. Winch and accented the programme arranged for the fail meeting Dy-th?-^l executive co/nmittee. Messrs. B. It. Greider, C. O'Leary, Henry Stoll, J. F. Christian, J. H. Wingate and W. F. Winch were present. There will be three days of racing, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the 15th, 16th and 17th of October, and;' the arrangements already made in? sure all lovers of good racing that the occasion will be something to be looked forward to. There will be four; races each day, except the last, when there will be five. Two thousand six hundred dollars in moaey will be dis? tributed, and as this city is on the: direct route from the Northern race courses to Nashviile, it is expected that a number of the crack stables now running at Saratoga, Brighton and Monmoutl l will start over. Both Pimlico and Ivy City have been abandoned and Roanoke will be the only stop for the horses between the ' North and the South. Below is given the complete pro? gramme Of the threejla^.Ju^Uuie*w?i -??F?tiT^pay. First race?running: Ladies Stake?,, one and one-half mile heats, purse $150, $100 to the winner, $50 to second;; Second race?Trotting; for horses" owned in Southwest Virginia thirty days before the meeting; purse of. $200, $120 to winner, ?00 to second, and $20 to third. Third race ? Running; one mile dash, purse of $200, $150 to first and $50 to second. Fourth race?Running; gentlemen riders, welter weights, tliree-quarter mile dash for purse of $100, $73 to the first, and $23 to second; half-breed horses are allowed ten pounds. secoxd day. First race?Running; three quarter mile beats, purse $150, $100 to first and $50 to second. *J ? Second race-Trotting; 2IT ilass; for purse of $250, $15') to fin?- (75 to second and $25 to third. Third race?Running; '.""'V^Ant Stakes, one and one-quarterly/ash, for purse of $200, $150 toP0o y andy fifty to second. JL "o/ Fourth race?Runnin^%. felt weight hurdle, one and onfc* ^\ over six hurdles, for puj $100 to first and $50 to sec THIItO DAY. First race ? Running; Stakes, one mile. -'ia&h^. .f-Jr^pTffl5fH0r" $250, $25 to horse at quarter post first, $50 to one at one-half post first, $75. to one at three quarter post first, and $100 to winner; it is possible for first horse to win the entire purse. Second race?Running: five eighths qf mile heats, purse of $150, $180 to first. $75 to second. Third race ?Running: Virginia Stakes, one and a half mile dash, for purse of $250, $175 to first, and $75 to second. Fourth race?Trotting and pacing; free for all; purse of ;? 100, $230 to first, $100 to second, and $-10 to third. Fifth race?Running, three quarter . mile dash, for purse of $150, $100 to first, and $50 to third; for horses only that have run second and not win during the meeting. The association intend to make ex? tensive improvements at the park. A new stable will be erected in addi? tion to the present one. This one ac? commodates but twenty horses, and the new structure will have stalls for at least fifty. A grand stand will also be erected.1 and the architect. J. -.R. Schink. is now at work on the pla'nV -Ltj-will jy^ a neat structure with a seatirfg ca? pacity of fifteen hundred. As soon as the plans are completed, work will be at once begun. Already a num? ber of the finest flyers in the South? west section have been entered, and all the horses running at Lynchburg will be here. The meeting promises to open a new era in the history of th? driving park. The track is con? sidered the finest and fastest haif-mile track in the South. Fcstcrday's Itaceft. saratoga. First race, three-quarter mile?Fore? runner first, Strategem second, Sir Rae third; time, 1:19J. Second^xact,_ mile and a sixteenth?BusteetTfirst, Hoadlide second. Eminence third; time, 1:55*. Third race, three-quarter mile?Kitty Van first, Golden Rod secoud, King Hazon third, time, 1:19*. Fourth race, one and one-sixteenth miles?Young Duke first. Wary sec? ond, Ecstacy third: time, 1:18?. Fifth race, one mile?Birthday first. Major Tom 2, Marie K third: time, l:48f. brighton bkacr. First race, three-quarters of a milo ?Ten Roakh first, Lithbert second, - Monte Cristo third: time 1:10; Second race, three-quarters of a mile ?Lemon Blossom first, Emity filly second, King Idler third; tune 1:18^. Third race, five-eights of a mile Jack of Diamond- first, Yirgiesecond, Ella T third; time 1:0?S. Fourth race, one and one-eighth mi'es?Fitsroy first, Sorrento second, Maid third; time 2:30. Fifth race, one and one sixteenth miles handicap ? Glen mound first, General Gordon secoud, Blantyre third: time 1:51. Sixth race., one and one-half miles on turf?Dela? ware first, Lee Christy second, Stone- . wall third; time 2:?3J. A Virginian Selected. By United Prosa. Saratoga, Aug. 20.?At the thir? teenth annual meeting of the Ameri? can Bar Association today, Jas. Lyon was selected to represent Virginia in General Council.^_ The Centrni Befusos Arbitration. By United Pres?. New York, Aug. 20.?Powderly at? tempted to arbitrate on the strike to- / day, but the railroad company re? fused to make any concessions. The Old Colony Disaster. By United Press. Boston" Aug. 20.?The list of dead from the disaster at Quincy last Digbt numbers twenty. Tho Weather Today. Waseixgton, Aug. 20.?For ' . ginia: Showers; stationary te / ture, except in Southwestern ! cooler.