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N. BALK & CO.,
Reul Estate Asronts,
BEDFORD CITY, VA.
VOL. IX.-NO. 26.
PARTIES WHO CONTEMPLATE
availing themselves of the opportu?
nity of Investing in inside property at
tho Woodland Park kind sale Friday,
October 17, will do well to call at our
olllcc, rooms 3 and l Exchange Building,
wh-M-o it map can be seen: select your
lots, and allow us to forward your name
to the secretary as one of the bidders.
WILBUR S. POLE & Co..
OIMMONS, AMBLER & Co.
HEAL ESTATE AGENTS,
Wo have the choicest property in all
parts of tho town for sale, and can
therefore offer the best inducements to
investors. Office, corner of Water and
AFTER YOU HAVE SEEN ROAN
OKE, SEE SALEM!
THE MONTE1RO LAND AND
RESIDENCE COMPANY S SALE
Will ho continued on Saturday, tho 18th
instant, in order
to give excursionists an oim'oiitpnity
TO invest IN
THE QUEEN CITY OF THE SOUTH?
Whor,o more than one million' doi.t.aiis
have been expended in lil'll.ltlNus AND
imi'hovrmenth in ONE veau.
Whore the FOBTOFFICE and TEt.EOKAlMI I
m si.NKss has Increased five iiundhkd
I'KIt cent. in one veau,
Where investors have realized from two
hundred to twelve hundred percent.
in one veau.
DON'T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY '.
SPEND A DAY IN SALEM.
Carriages will meet till trains Friday
and Saturday. Monleiro Land and
Itesidonce Company's stock will
he received on both days of
sab; at f?.r> per share in
payment for lots.
tS' TU: * stock cost the holders ?3.
CHAS. It. TOWSON.
President and Manager.
i on tug hospital.
11. o. I'll.
A List of tin- KulMwrllMtfM l?? the Fund up
T. T. Flshburno .... jl.ooo
I*. It, Terry. I.ihki
Dr. Jos. A. Halo .... 1,000
I>r. A. Z. K?lner .... 1,'KKi
Mary VV. Saints .... I.ikm
C. OLcary. 1,000
Thomas l.i wis , .'iiKi
A. Lewis. MX)
.1. M. r.amliill. 250
8. S. Ilrooko .... 350
A. s. Asborry. SM
Knirlcliv 4c Uro. 350
W. .Land L. Ittair, Jr. , . 250
W. W. Coo. 250
Mrs. ('.. [joo Wattn . . . 250
.Miss Ella l.ee Powell
Virginia lirewlng Co.
I). ('. Moiiinaw ....
J. H. Levy.
.1. M. Harris ....
wm. i?. iiuir ....
Woods & Odd well
Huff, Andrews & Thomas . .
\v. s. McCtanahan ....
II. l(. Moorman ....
W. I'. Mooinaw . . , .
Ilov. Dr. W. M. Monde .
Oskoy & Wbolwino
Commercial ciuh ....
Itoanoko Times ....
Ivy. II. and Investment Co., 1 lot ,
Park I.and (to., 1 lot .
Molroso l4ind Co., 1 lot . .
Vinton I.uncl Co., 1 lot
Hughes & Camp ....
?Mrs. A. Pope ....
Goo. C. Mnnmaw
R. A. Parsons ....
itev. J, E. Uushncll .
(i. (irahum Audersou
Hcv. w. C. Campbell
C. W. Thunius .....
E. c. Peehln ....
B. Ii. Grledor'.
It. J. Bokloff.
A A. .1. i Ian Us.
1 c Victor Koohlor, of Huchuuan
.1. H. Traynham ....
Rrcd R. Roster ....
L. H. Ilrtigh.
N. M. Wllmcth ....
J. A. Ilntnsenm ....
J. B. Fishliurno ....
J. P. W Infield ....
P. W. HulT.
? Uosenhaum Urns. . . .
M. <'oilman ....
Tho Mayor disposed of tho following
Ooo. C. Huff paid S3 for three fine
hogs impounded by tho city police.
A. C. Wood was lined $5 for being
drunk in tho street. Fred James was
lined the saino amount for the same of?
Mr. Guorrant was fined SI for allow?
ing four swine to run at large.
The caso of Win. Querstich, of the
Wayside Inn, charged with keeping his
place of business open on Sunday, was
postponed till October 5.
Dr. Flippo to Lecture.
The second lecture under the auspices
of the Vigilant Fire Company, will bo
delivered in their elegantly furnished
/?arlor on Monday night at 6 o'clock, by
tev. O. F. Flippo. Tho lecturer's
jhomo will be, "Friendship, True and
False." These U cturos are free.
THE WOODLAND PARK SALE.
A Splendid Day and Spirited
Fight for Lots.
Tin1 Prices Realised u I-'alr Standard <>f
Values?The Day's Salm Foot up (1104.
240, und Twelve Lots Were Reserved
at That ?Prices of Lots und the Suc?
The Woodland Park salo was a suc?
cess. The sellers realized a good prolit
on their investment, and tho buyers got
in at figures which will admit of a hand
somo advance at once. Tho day was fair,
the crowd large, and tho bidding gener?
ally spirited, and Roanoke carried off the
As had been predicted, and as was ex?
pected, home buyers knew best about
values, and showed most nervo in buy?
ing, though the visitors came up nobly.
Baltimore in particular was a successful
The sales aggregated8104,245. Twelve
lots wore reserved, valued at Si,500
each, or 833,000, and ten lots on Camp?
bell street cut by tho Koanoke and
Sou thorn tracks, were also held out.
These ar- worth not less than 835,000?
so it is a conservative estimate that
Woodland Park, at auction juices, was
worth yesterday a round quarter of a
The visitors were up early yesterday,
and at nine o'clock met by the Norfolk
and Western offices and wore driven
over the city in carriages. It was not
far past olovt ii o'clm-k when they gath?
ered at the northwest corner of Wood?
land Pari;, and Auctioneer Fricrson took
the impromptu platform.
His address was brief and to t he point,
lie began the sale with lot I, block 4,
right by the Kimhall tower, and it went
right straight up to $1,575, at which lig
ure it was knocked down to O. 11. l'\
Warner, of Baltimore. When Capt.
frierson knocked a lot down be hit the
palm of his left hand a slap with a
folded paper which could he heard a
The sab; jogged down the numbers
eastward along Woodland avenue, the
juices holding even at about Si,KM),
until lot 4 was reached, when Captain
Frierson announced that the successful
bidder could have as many lots as he.
wanted. This put more snap into mat?
ters, and Mr. McKinstry, of Union
Bridge, Md., caught three at SI.07.1
each. Then J. 11. Roberts, of Haiti
more, camq in for tho next four at
SI,000 each. Not content with them he
landed two moro at 51,175, which ho
could have had for 81,000 if he had had
the nerve to take them.
But the blooded bidders were holding
off for tho Campbell street lots. The
first, ten were withheld on account of tho
railroad track crossing them. No. 11
was put uj) and fought for and Dr.
Joseph A. dale came out on top at
S3,450. First blood for Koanoke. L.
I,. Powell took in Nos. 12 and 13 at
$3,250 and $3,300. s. IV. Jamison bought
hack land which ho had bought and
sold at about three times what it had
originially cost him. It was lot 14 and
ho paid $3,200 for it. This was all Koa?
noke so far.
Then A. P. Hill, of Alexandria,
charged like his gallant namesake into
the fray and spiked tho guns for lot 15
for Si!, I on. It was a cheap victory. So
the battle wen) merrily on. The lots
further along Campbell shaded down
gradually from the first sale at $3,450
to tho $1,275 each which tho Home
Building Company paid for lots 32-30.
Then the auction was postponed until
afternoon and everybody took a rest
In the afternoon tho Opera House was
taken and the lively*sale resumed.
Tho afternoon prices an- thought to be |
a shade better than the morning on the
basis of real values, hut at no point did
they run above reason and safety. It
wasn't, a boom sale, anyway. Below
are tho figures, lots and buyers:
Block No. I, lots fronting on Camp?
bell street :.'?"> feet and 80 feet deep: No.
II, $3,450, Dr. .los. A. Gale; No. 12,
s:t.:!<((), No. 13, $3,200, L. L. Powell: No.
j l I. $3,200, S. W. Jamison; No. 15,$3,100,
1 S. Powell Hill, of Alexandria: No. lti,
$2,800, Dr. .los. A. dale; No. 17, $2,000,
; D. C. Allen. Shelby, X. C: No. 18,
I $2,700, W. K. Andrews: No. 10, $2,(100,
I A. A. Asherry: No.'.'0, 5_,,47."., Kev.J. S.
Moser. Richmond: No. 21, $2,500, T- I.
Elliott, Baltimore; No. 22, $2,200, W..I.
and L. Blair; No. ?_':(. sumo,-; No.
24,81,025, W. K. Kcnzie, Baltimore; Nos,
?.'."? and 2?, $1,500 each. Dr. Jos. A. Gale;
No. -7. 81,525, Dr. Walker, Vinton; No.
28, 81,150, J. M. Moore. Orange Court j
House: No. 20, $1,350, W. 10. Herbert;
No. 30, $1,250, J. 11. Jamison: No. 31,
81,050, C. A. Moomaw; Nos. 32 to 3d in?
clusive, $1,275 each, Homo Building and
Fronting on Woodland avenue 40 feet
and 100 feet dee]): Nos. 37 to 41 inclu?
sive, $775; T. E. llartscll, Maryland;
No. 4:.*. $700, W. S. Poolo; Nos. 43 and
14 . 8725 each, P. M. Darley, Carnegie
City; No. 45, $800, Bston Randolph; No.
40 to 40inclusive, $s:.'r>, Albert Jones,
Mt. Airy, Md.; No. 50. $S()l), Kim wood
Investment Company; No. 51, 8700, S.
W. Davis. Woolen .Mills. Va.J Nos. 52
and 53, $725 each, I. Bachrach; No. 54,
ss75; .lames S. Simmons; Nos. 55 and 50,
8800 each, L Bachrach, No. 57. 81,000,
W. K. Andrews; No. 58, $1.550, Fston
Randolph; No. 50, SI.175. M. M. Rogers:
No. 00, 8025, R. A.Padgett. Lynchburg;
No. 51, $025, O. ft McCaban. As the
Roanoke and Southern railroad will
cross the first ten lots of this block they
were not offered for sale.
Block 2, lots fronting on Campbell
street 25 feet and 80 feet dCI ; : lot No. 1.
$1,800; No. ?', 81,300, Klm .v. . d Invest?
ment Company. The remaining 12 of
these lots were not offered f sale. BS
the company declined to take less than
81,500 each for them.
Lots fronting on Woodland avenue,
to feet anil loo feel tie p, Nos. 15 to 10
inclusive, ?825, Home Building and Con?
veyance Coin pa ny| No >, $775, l). E.
Flaraagcr, Baltimore; .\os. :.'t to 23 in?
clusive. ?775 each. Dr. A. /.. bloinor.
Block 3, lots fronting 40 feet on Wood
)KE, VA., SATURDAY
land avenue and 120 foot deep. Lot No.
1. corner Woodland avenue and Taze
woll street, 82,150, No. 2,81.075, No. 3
81,520, No. I, 81,200, W. J. and L. Blair;
No. r>, 81,325, J. S Simmons; Nos. ?>, 7,8,
?, 1?. 11. 12, 13 and 14, SI,600 each, .1. F.
Wlngfleld. Lots fronting on Tazewell
street. 40 feet and Hit) feet deep. No. 15.
81,050, O. P. II. Warum-. Baltimore; No.
10 8875, Easton Randolph; Nos. 17 to 20
inclusive, S'.>25 each, R. H; Padgett.
Lynehburg; Nos. 21 to 24 inclusive SI,400
each, E. A. Parsons; Nos. 25 to 20, 82,000
each, Ii. Ij. Powell; Nos. a*J and 30,
52,700. E. A. Parsons.
Block 4. lots 40 feet front on Wood?
land avenue and 120 feet deep, No. 1,
81,050, O. P. II. Warner, Baltimore; No.
2, SI. 100. .1. H. Ellis: No. 3,81,100, (5. P.
Hill, Alexandria; No. 4. SI.025,
McKenzie, Union Springs, Ind.; Nos. 7,
S. >.t and 10, 81,000 each, Nos. 11 and 12,
SI, 175 each, Nos. Hi, 17, IS and 1?. S700
each, J. II. Rothen, Baltimore; No. 13,
SI,075, Krank Uould; No. 14, S759, W. J.
Kesey, Baltimore; No. 15, S800, W. A.
Carter, Mt. Cross; No. 20, SI,300, No. 21,
SI,IHK), II. J. Sten, Hiawatha, Kansas;
No. 22, 8000, I. S. Piold, Baltimore; No.
23, 8025 andNo. 21,8825, Es ton Randolph;
Nos. 25 and 20, 8825 each. 11. C. White.
Kentucky: No. 27. 8725, Eston Randolph;
No. 28, 8725, C. \V. Fisher, Sacksvillo;
Nos. 20 and 30, 8725 each, Dr. A. 'A.
Keiner: Nos. :il and 32, 8750 each, .1. B.
Boyle. Richmond; No. 33. S300, Morris
O. 1 learn; No. 34, .^750. O. W. Davis.
Woolen Mills, Va.; Nos. 35 to 3S In?
clusive, 8775 each. Eston Randolph.
SOUTH CAROLINA LIFTING.
Two Virginia Itailrouds Which Will Give
iler Lite uutl Activity.
At the Continential Hotel a Times re?
porter met Mr. William R. Land, of
North Carolina, last night.
?A large blast furnace and perhaps
two, will soon he erected In Greensboro,"
said he. It is probable that the con?
tract lor their construction will he let
within thirty days. Philadelphia capi?
talists have recently purchased 300
acres of land in t he suburbs of the town
and will erect a rolling mill as soon as |
the furnaces are in operation. Wo have
the finest quality of iron ore adjacent to
(irccnsl)oro, and the six railroads enter?
ing the city afford splendid transporta
! tion facilities. The furnaces to be
erected will turn out the liest quality of
"The eight coal and coke fields on the
Capo Fc-.r and Yadkin Valley railroad,
I fifty miles from Urccnsboro, arc now
being successfully worked on a large
scale The Cripple Creek extension of
the Norfolk aticl Western to connect
with the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley
will soon open up to us the Flat Top re?
gions. Then there arc the undeveloped
coal fields in Stake county, where the
lloanoke and Southern crosses the Cape
Fear and Yadkin Valley.
"Crops have boon good this year and
money is more plenty than for several
years. The boom has not struck us yet,
but we arc getting ready for it. The
completion of the Cripple Creek exten?
sion of tho Norfolk and Western, and
the Roanoko and Southern will soon put
us in close communication with South?
west Virginia, and wo hope to catch
some of the spirit of activity that is work?
ing such wonders in this section.
i.OST JOHN STEWART.
lie Fallowed tin- Hand,and is of a Hluclc
Pollio Stewart was at the station
house last night anxiously Inquiring
j for her son. John Wesley, a boy about
ten years old, who followed after the
lloanoke Machine Works band when
they paraded yesterday.
?lohn, according to her description, is
a '"black gingerbread" colored hoy. very
active in carrying out his own plans.
I)iit decidedly negligent as to work. Ho
is very fond of music, and his mother
thinks the inspiring strains of the band
led hint asiray.
The police believe he will show up
before morning, and confidently oxpect
to hear from him before the crowing' of
of coclcs announce the advent of day?
Carroll County Kenrosented.
Carroll county. Maryland, was repre?
sented by the following named gentle?
men in Roanoke yesterday: William
II, Vandcnford, editor of the Advocate;
! Prof. J. A. Dilfenbaugh, examiner of j
public schools: Prof. W. R. McDaniel. '
of Western Maryland College; Joseph
B. Boyle, J. V. Orndorff, Benton V.
Ilartsook, John A. Cunningham, of the
Farmersand Mechanics'National Bank;
John F. Everhart, Frank Sanford, all of
Westminster: M. C. McKinstry, Dr. M.
M. Norris, Edward Reisler, editor of
the Carrol] News-, s. D. Senseney, Cleve?
land Anders, J. I. Snader, all of Union
Bridge; Albert. Jones, banker; William
1). Jones and Dr. Dorsey Downey, all of
Editor Clough, irt' "The South."
Mr. 0. A. Clough, editor and publisher
of the South, of New York, is in the
city visiting his friend, Mr. Hinten
Helper, secretary of the Commercial
Club. The South is one of the oldest
and most influential trade journals in
the country, and lias for years waged
battle for the South in tho commercial
heart of the North. Mr. Clough is u
Northern man by birth, but none recog?
nized earlier than himself the resources
and possibilities of this section.
The Cupola Door Cell.
Jacob Mauris, a colored laborer em?
ployed at the foundry of the Roanoke
Machine Works, had his right foot frac?
tured yesterday by the falling of the
door of the cupola. Fortunately there
was no iron in the cupola at the time, or
he would have been badly burned.
Stepping stones Disappearing,
j The old Stopping stones, remnants of
a distant age. arc being replaced by
natura! sidewalks, and those who have
to travel fr. in Salem avenue to Camp?
bell street, along Henry are greatly
pleased at. the change on that thorough?
fare between those points.
WORK FOR THE VALLEY BRANCH. j
The Courthouse Mass Meeting
Develops Marked Strength.
Tii<> Commercial Club's Cnll Heeded by
Five Hundred Prominent Citizens?
Strong Speeches by streun .Men- Reso?
lutions Adopted Thanking the Coin
? nereiiil Club.
If enthusiasm and push and argument
mean anything the Baltimore and Ohio's
Valley branch ought to be live miles
nearer Roanoke this morning than it
was 24 hours ago. The courthouse
meeting was crowded with prominent
citizens and prominent visitors. Roa?
noke spirit and Commercial Club enter?
prise came out strong. President Wood
rum, of the club, occupied the chair and
stated the objects of the meeting.
"We are just beginning to grow." said I
he. "Let the Baltimore and Ohio build j
the extension of the Valley Branch and
this valley will hold 7.">,00() people, and
Baltimore will have secured the trade
of this section and the South."
( apt. R. B. Moorman took tho floor,
Said he : "I am glad that the Commer?
cial Club has shown itself before the
public in this important movement. We
are to consider a matter of importance
to Virginia and Maryland, and especi?
ally to the cities of Roanoke and Balti?
"As early as ls|<> plans were completed
lor the construction of a road from Bal?
timore lo this very valley, and was pre?
vented only by some peculiar views
about slate rights tio'ld by Virginia.
"Wo have ample railroad facilities
cam pared with most other places. The
Norfolk and Western and the Shenan
doah Valleys railroad have already
done much lo develop this section, but
wo want a closer relation with Balti?
??Now is the golden opportunity for
Baltimore to gain undisputed control of
the Sonthevn trade, but tho extension
of tho Baltimore and Ohio to this valley |
Colonel Penn followed in a strong j
speech. Said he: "It is but, a short
while since a meeting was held in old I
Rorer Hall, actuated by a similar pur- !
pose which has brought us here to-night, j
"About fifty of us inaugurated what is I
now tho Roanoke and Southern Rail?
road Company. We were striving for a
connection with the Carolinas, and had
no organization, no money, no credit.
We infused life into tho enterprise, and
fifty miles of the road have been built,
and the money is in hand to build the
"Only forty miles of road to build, to
make tho connection, instead of 100.
When we undertook the Roanoke and
Southern but few investments oT profit
had been made in the mineral lands of
this section, and our population was
only 8,000. Now millions have been in?
vested, and here we are. a city of 'JO.(Kill
and on the highway of progress. When
we started south we had nowhere to i
look for help. But is it possible that ?
when we start to build the 40 miles to
Lexington tho great city of Baltimore j
will not strike two licks for our one? j
"Baltimore has fallen behind in the
race during the last twenty years on
account of the abandonment of the
Valley road. People read the papers
from cities where they trade, and live
Philadelphia papers are read here to
one from Baltimore. The tread of en?
terprise and wealth is toward tin- South,
as is shown by the lead of the South in
railroad building. When we say the
Baltimore and Ohio must come, why
should we not say that Roanoke will do
its part. If we do this, before next
October the engine will come up the
slopes from the Roanoko river, und
the engine of the Baltimore and Ohio
will meet it hero."
Col. .1. Hampton Boge was introduced
and said :
"Our Baltimore friends do not need to
bo reminded of t he importance of tho
Baltimore and Ohio connection. Their
presence here is evidence of i heir confi?
dence in the plucky city of Roanoke."
"Mr. Carnegie has given it as his
opinion that four-fifths of the foreign
capitalists who visit the World's Fair
will invest iu Southwest. Virginia and
East T< nnessee."
Colonel I logo dwelt at some length
upon tho advantages to Baltimore of a
connection with the Roanoke and South?
ern at Roanoke, by opening up tho vast
resources of this section, and tho iiu
menso agricultural products of tho Car?
olinas, lie closed with a strong appeal
to the meeting to give substantial sup?
Hon. IL S. Trout, president, of the
Roanoke and Southern, was called upon
ami said: "1 was glad to hear the Roan?
oke and Southern and Norfolk and Wes?
tern complimented by the speakers. In
making new friends we should not for?
get old ones. We cannot have too many
railroads. I can toll you something
about the Roanoke and Southern. By
tin; first of November trains will be run?
ning into Martinsvillo. Already l.ouo
hands are on the line between this city
and Martinsvillo, and before the full of
the moon hands will be at work till
along the line into the city limits."
Secretary Hinton Helper, of the Com?
mercial Club, in answer to repeated
calls, gave a strong and eloquent argu?
ment on the mutual advantages of the
extention to Baltimoro and Roanoke.
Ho sketched the necesitics of Roanoko
and the commercial importance of Bal?
timoro rigorously and clearly, and re?
ceived a hearty round of applause in con?
Mr. T. H. Fisher; of Howard county.
Md.. said that he believed Roanoke had
Just begun to grow and was interested
in this movement.
Mr. ti. W. Laws, of Baltimore, said
bo had nover tried to make a speech be?
fore, hut as tho crowd insisted that
some of the visitors speak, he would say
that the gentlemen present from Haiti
more were interested in this section ami
the proposed extension of the Baltimoro
and Ohio, though they were only busi?
ness men and not connected in any way
with tho Baltimore and Ohio. "I hope."
said he, "the next time we come to
Roanoke that we will bring four trains
in eight sections instead of one train in
two sections," The following resolu?
tion, ottered by Cant, R. 15. .Moorman,
was unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That this mass meeting of
the citizens of Roanoke return thanks
to the Commercial Club and approves of
its action in calling the attention of
the public to tho importance of estab?
lishing railroad connection between
Roanoke and Baltimore, and it is re?
quested to take such further action as
it may deem expedient to bring tho ques?
tion prominently before tho people of
Roanoke and Baltimore.
HID AND TAKKN.
Ur. Panona Closes Out President Wood
rum's stork at r>o Per Cent. Premium.
At tho railroad mass-meeting last,
night, Or. B. A. Parsons suggested the
organization of a company to foster rail?
road enterprises, and stated that the
matter hail been discussed by the stock?
holders of the Roanoke Development
and Guarantee Company. In this con?
nection he stated that the Develop?
ment atul Guarantee Company would
pay a premium of over too percent.
President. Woodrum said ho would sell
his stock for less, tinally saying that he
would take 50 per cent, premium. Dr.
Parsons promptly jumped up and said.
"Ill lake it."
"That's a bargain," said Mr. Wood
STRIKING THE TORIES.
The London Star Tells of the
London, Oct. it. ? [Special] ? The
Star. Mr. Thomas Power O'Connor's
paper, says it is alleged in clerical cir?
cles that the summoning to Rome of
the four archbishops, of Ireland, is a
mere formalty necessary to the fulfill?
ment of their duties in presenting
themselves to the Pope once every live
Ireland, however, says the Star, docs
not regard their going as an innocent
and harmless affair, archbishops are
commanded to take with them their
suffragan bishop. This indicates the
Pope's desire to assemble at the Vati?
can a representative council of the Irish
Catholic Church, and that an important
move is pending and becomes more
significant when it is known that, Bishop
O'Dwyer.of Limrlck,will bo at the Vati?
can some time before his colleagues ar?
The Star, continuing, says: "Tnc ]
summoning of the archbishops is be?
lieved to be a ?nal effort on the part of
tho Vatican to assist the Tories at this
critical time. Elections are near and
prompt measures arc necessary to pro?
pitiate Lord Salisbury. Tho Vatican is
convinced that it is to its interest to
maintain tho Tories in power.
"Besides, the advisers of the Pope bit?
terly resent. Cue refusal of the Irish par?
ty to take its policy from Rome. The
Irish party does not concern itself with
anything the Pope may do. It has con?
fidence that the four archbishops will
advocate the party's cause independ?
ently, as Nationalists, anil not as eccle?
siastics, and they may prevent the Vat?
ican from niiiking a last and irretrieva?
ble error In its dealings with the Irish
Catholics. But the coterie of cardinals
and monsignors at. the call of tho Eng?
lish Catholic Tories is now in the as?
cendant in papal councils, and it will
be nearly impossible to defeat, their
schemes, which will eventually recoil
on Tory heads, and will not indict any
injury on the movement for home rule
Ki.i/.AitKTii, N.J..Oct. 17.?[Special]?
First race, three-fourths of a mile?Car?
rie C. won. Houston second. Alarm Roll
third; time l:.'i?;.. Second race, mile
and one-sixteenth ? Now or Never won.
Costa Pica second. Salvini third; lime
1 :.1."i '.|. Third race, t hree-fourths of a
mile?Early Blossom won. Silver Prince
second, Young Grace third; time cr.i1..
Fourth race, mile and one-sixteenth
Drizzle won, Sorrento si conti, AI Farrow
third; time 1:55^. Fifth race, three
fourths of a mile?Betty Prath or won,
Bush Bolt, second. Flagrant third: lime
1:20. Sixth race, mile, sidling?Ben
Harrison won, I.ennui Blossom second.
Red i icaf third; time 1:47M ?
Tho Socialists are holding a Congress
! at Halb', Switzerland.
Primus Jones, a negro, was killed at
Sum tor, S. C by a preacher who thought
he would bring him to life again.
The captors of Rube Burrows may not
get their reward, as the outlaw hail not
been turned over to a law officer when
he was killed.
Rev. Dr. Carter, editor of the Nash?
ville Methodist Advocate, has been ac?
quitted of the charge of Immoral con?
The census bureau announces the pop?
ulation of Pennsylvania to be .r>,'J4S,.">7 I.
an increase of 005,085.
The silver offered to the Treasury
yesterday amounted to 424,000 ounces:
amount purchased, 1 1,8000 ounces at
During services in the Polish Catholic
Church in Chicago yesterday, a panic
occurred from the alter draperies catch?
ing tire. The church was full of women
and children, and a number were seri?
A bronze bust of Sidney Lanier was
unveiled in the library of MaCOtl, Ca..
The emancipation celebration has
closed, after three days' of exercises.
The Peters Lumber Company's lia?
bilities foot up 82,500,000.
Tin- Weather To-dny.
Virginia. fair weather, westerly
winds; slightly warmer.
Bedford City Roal Eatato Is
paying Investors. Writo to
^L SALE & CO.
ICE THREE CENTS.
THE CONDITION OF COMMERCE
R. G. Dun & Co.'s Weekly Fi?
Business It racing up and tho Money Mar?
ket OettingTlght Again. Despite Extra?
ordinary Inflation?Tho Demand for
Iron Unprecedented?Grain Exports ut
a Stand-Still?Other Market?.
Nbw York. Oct. 17.?[Speclall? Tho
weekly review of R. (I. Dun & Co. says:
In all directions the business outlook
Improves, and tho recent enormous in?
crease of circulation, notwithstanding
money markets aro growing stringent.
Exports have become remarkably large,
and domestic trade is such that exchan?
ges outside of New York exceeded last
week's by tlfteen per cent.
The Dank of England has not raised
its rate. Foreign exchange hero has
yielded. The Treasury has paid out.
during tho week a little more money than
it has taken in. and tho quick absorb
tion of recent largo disbursements is
Trade is strong everywhere. At Hos?
ton wool is rising and goods are in bet?
ter demand, while cottons aro sidling
and firm. In boots and shoes and
leather there is more active demand
and tlnn prices. At Philadelphia, wool
is more active and slightly higher. The
output, of cottons is increasing. Tho.
trade is brisk. The supply of
leather equals consumption. Almost
all trade is good in Philadelphia.'
Throughout tlit* west, trade is fair to
good. St.. Louis trade is strong. At.
Savannah, trade is brisk.
Tho increase in out out of pig Iron in
September, according to tin* Iron Age
report, was i t per cent., and the weekly
output. 170,203 tons, was 13.0 percent
larger than a year ago. Yet four tnoro
Virginia furnaces are about to begin
work within a few weeks, with a capac?
ity of 3,500 tons weekly. Thon? are
more sales of pig at Cleveland, and all
manufactured iron is in large demand.
At Pittsburg pig is a little weak, besso
mer notably, hut the demand for all
manufactured hon and steel is growing
At Philadelphia steadiness in pig is
encouraging, though Hossomer is weak',
but all finished products aro in strong
demand. A notoworthy fact at New
York is tho sale of Tennessee iron, Lucy
or F.nsley brand and strict. No. 1 foundry
atSl?.'J.-) per ton. Sales of rails aro
scanty and the association witholds tho
Another great industry has been mak?
ing notable progress. Tho number of
hogs packed at tho West. Marob 1 to
October 1, was 7,005,000 against 5,020,
000, an increase of nearly 35 percent.;
speculation in wheat has made further
progress this week, price rising \ }s on
small sales, but exports are practically
stopped. Corn also goes abroad but lit?
tle, having advanced during tho week
only one-eighth, while oats have risen
1 '< cents.
j Fear of recurving stringency in tho*
1 money market has restrained spooula
I tion. particularly in stocks and heavy
liquidation of European holders caused
much weakness until Thursday, but a
strong general advance then followed.
Failures number 108 compared with cor?
responding week of last, year of 182.
TBK INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD
Prohalde Concessions Toward Co-opera?
tion With the Labor Federation.
PirrsnuKO, Oct. 17.?[SpecialI?The
International Brotherhood of Locomo?
tive Engineers met this morning with
closed doors. After adjournment, First
Grand Engineer Ingraham said they
had not fairly started with their busi
I ness. The morning session was taken
\ up with the Introduction of resolutions
I and their reference to proper commit?
tees. An official of tho Organization
stated this afternoon that the engineers
would not federate.
Tho grand officers will be Instructed,!
however, lo confer with officials of the.
Federation and report some method
whereby organizations may work, not
only in harmony but in unison, and if
possible in conjunction, in caso of trou
tde, Tho officers will report at next
meeting. This action will ho in the na?
ture of a compromise or peace offering
from the older and c in roiling element,
as the younger members u ust bo recog?
Their Train Bitched.
Asm.and. Wis., Oct. 17.?[Special]?
Tho .train carrying the iron ami steel iu
! stituto visitors, jumped the track near
Bessemer yesterday afternoon while go?
ing around a sharp curve. No ono was
hurt. The party visited tho big mines
at Ironwood and Bessemer ami loft for
the copper country.
Due to an Accident.
Wilmington, Del., Oct. 17.?[Special]
?Tho coroner's jury in the caso of tho
victims by the explosion in tho Dupont
powder mills, to-day rendered a verdict
that the twelve victims c imo to their
death by accidental oxplo Ion, with no
ovidonce of carelessness on the part of
To Reform Cincinnati.
COI.UMIIUS, 0., Oct. 17. ; stpCOlal]?*
The legislature has adopt I a resolu?
tion providing a commit* > iuvesti
. 0 the alleged corrupt! 1 in certain
hoards at Cincinnati and ? n do
partmcntsof the. city gov 1 tu. and
i another to consider and 1 uiggos
tions upon a plan of go at for
that city and to report at 1 ?? -ion.
Because the Pund* Oi
GhASQOW, Oct.. 17.?fSp oes
in the iron market collaj ! . in
consequence of a report 1 mis
of tho union to which th ur
nacomcn belonged had j nd
that the men, having no ? .
support, would bo comp? turn