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N. SALE & CO.,
Real Estate Agents,
VOL. IX.-NO. :J7.
S^PF.CIAL We have for sale t.o-d.iy a
lot on the Main Boulevard in West End
for $3,000. This lot is on the highest
point in the vicinity, and anyone desir?
ing a cheap and profitable investment
will do well to take advantage of this op?
portunity. The lot advertised yesterday
by us was sold by 1<> o'clock.
ohaso Lots in
? at the ?
Should call on
Buchanan. Va.
Office corner Washington and Water
For the fastest selling
in the market.
Exclusive territory given. Apply Fri?
day to J. A. BLEAKLBY, Felix
Hotel, 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. ocWl-lt
?. h. mkadowh. | ii. i.. ciiii.kk.
|) S. MEA1 )()\VS & G<).
A Hrst-class list of property on their
Office with Old Dominion Investment
MAN, wiio is willing to work, and
wants to learn the newspaper business,
can lind something to his advantage by
applying at TlIK TlMKS1 business office
bet ween 10 a. m. and 1 p. m.
) A IN 10. GREGORY & CO.,
Iteal Estate Brokers,
Bucbannn, Va
Seeure your lots before the day of tie
sale (30th) through us. Large profits
made on small investments. octSH-ittf
rou Tin: H?KTITAi..
_A .l,Ht of Hl?. NubsrrllwrK to Iho l'u lid ?a>
to Unt4).
T. T. Visliburue .... ?1,000
1'. I,. Terry. l.utHI
Dr. .los. A. fbilo .... 1.000
Dr. A. /.. Koiner .... l.ooo
Mary w. Smuts .... i.uun
C. l?'I.eiiry. 1,000
ThnniHS Lewis .... 50?
A. howla. MM
J. M. Oanihill. Site
S. S. Ilreoke .... S?8
A.N. Asborry. gnu
Knifloby .V Ito, . . . 25S
w. .l.uiiil I,. Illair, Jr. , . aw
W. W. COO. 250
Sirs. tl. I.i>e Wutu . . .
Miss Kiln Lee Powell . .
Vlrvinlii liruwhiK Co., II. C. I'll. ,'IOH
J. W. Conn. ;>(ni
i). c. Moomaw .... too
.1. It. Lew. 10H
.1. M. Harris .... 11,0
Win. P. Hull' .... 100
Win. html. too
\V.iR&Caldwoll . . . um
Hull', Andrews .V Thomas . . inn
c. Mtirkloy. loo
W. s. McClannlian .... hhi
lt. Ii. M.-mail .... lui
W. P. Mnmnniy .... loo
Itev. Dr. W. II. Monde . . . 11mi
Oakcy & Wool wine . . . 100
Commercial club .... i ?>
ItoanokQ Times .... lud
Kx. H. und Investment Co., t lot . son
I'ark I .ami ('<).. I lot . . . ."piHI
Mclroso bm>l Co., l lot . . 500
Vinton band Co., 1 lot . . 500
II iikIu-s tc Camp .... 50
Mrs. A. Pope .... 50
A.. 1 Nine. 50
IS co. 0. Moomaw . . . 50
K, A. Parsons .... 50
Itev..). K. i ushnull . . . Wt
U. Graham Anderson . . . 5o
Kov. W. C. Campbell . . . M
c. W. Thomas. to
K. 0. Pochln .... 50
it. b. Orioder. 50
K.J. Bukloff. 25
A. J. Hunks. 25
c. Victor Koohlor, of Itucluumn 25
.1. II. Trnvnluun .... 25
Kn-d k. K?ster .... lu
h. H. tlrmrh. 10
N. M. Wilmeth .... 10
.1. A. Itmnseom .... 15
J. B. Pishhurne .... loo
.1. K. WiiiflelU .... 1.10
V. W. HutT. 50
Kusenbaum Itros. ... 10
M. Coffmnn. 5
Tlie Kerord of the Whole Smith llrukon?
coo lx.ts Bring ?710,000.
The sale of lots which e.losedai Buch?
anan yesterday eclipses the record of
any similar ent<<rpriso in the South. I
Some tiOO lots were sold for 87(0,000 in j
two days. Alternate lots were reserved '?,
by the Development Company, and the |
entire area embraced in the sale repro- !
sents but a small fraction of the lands
held by it.
Koanoke.as usual.was at the forefront,
in the purchasing, and Baltimore, Phila?
delphia, Washington, Richmond anil
, other cities were well represented.
The board of directors met immediate?
ly after the sale yesterday and decided
unanimously to set aside a large part of
the proceeds of the sale to he used for
building up the town and developing its
?'resident Klniball in Town.
Piesident F. J. Kimball, of the Nor?
folk and Western, and party arrived
from Philadelphia last evening on a
special train. Tint others of the party
arc Meesrs. Todd, Parish, Blake and J.
II. Dlngee, all of Philadelphia. They
aro at Hotel Roanoko.
-I.,.? ..I,I.I ..IM.... ?
Mayor Evans and the PoliceCom
missioners Settle That.
Full Report of the Hearing In tin- Stnjror'jt
Court?The Mayor Suspends llrownlug,
Vestnml Asltwortll fur Thirty Days mid
Flues the I.ust Two #i> Knch--The
Follci'Commissioners 1 nerease the Sus?
pension of Vest and Ash wort li to Ninety
i <aj s.
Tho ease of the city versus Polieemon
Drowning, Vest anil Ashworth, for as?
sault on Mr. Samuel Patterson,eauio up
in the mayor's court yostcrday morning.
The court was crowded with an interest?
ed audienee.
?I. A. Dupuy represented the prosecu?
tion and II. I'. Herr and It. Lacy Hugo the
defense. When the case was called, Of
Hcor Drowning asked for time to confor
with his counsel, which was readily
granted. After a short conference they
announced themselves ready for trial,
and the examination was begun.
The lirst witness called was Mr.
Samuel Patterson, the citizen against
whom the assault was made.
lie stated that about 10 o'clock,
Wednesday morning, he went to the
mayor's office with no special object In
view, lie stepped Into the door and wai
ordered to stand back. He did as di?
rected, when the officer repeated tho
order, lie endeavored to do as directed,
hut came against men behind him.
"1 then said 1 would go down the
steps,1' said Mr. Patterson, "when the
officer said he was running this thing,
and he wanted me to understand that,
lie caught hold of me, choked me and
three or four got on me. Officer Itrown?
ing choked me. 1 tried to attract the
mayor's attention, but could not do so.
as they were choking me. They jerked
me into a room and locked me up and
Chief of Police Morris released me at
once. I tried to get loose."'
Cross-examined: "I did not attempt to
' resist the officer when he ordered me
hack. 1 did not tell him 1 was not go?
ing any when*. I said I was going logo
out of the room. When he said he was
running tho thing here, 1 St?ppel to
listen and he took hold of me."
Mr. Merrymnn was the next witness
sworn and said: "1 was in tho courtroom
i and heard Officer Drowning tell him to
get hack several times, and then noticed
several at. them carrying him back, lie
obeyed when told to gel back. 1 saw
some one choke him. and one struck
him. 1 .think about lour policemen had
hold of him. When he was truck they
had him off the ground, lb- was hack
against the crowd when Mr. Vest itrtick
him." *
Cross<cxamincd: "1 saw Mr. Patter
: son when be came into the room. Mr.
Proweing seemed to be keeping the
crowd back. I was very near the
parties. Did not see Mr. Patterson
strike or attempt to strike the officers.
They shoved him hack against the
; crowd.*1
Mr. .1. '1'. Parrish, sworn, said: "I
; was there as a witness, and standing
about six feet from the door. I saw Mr.
Patterson enter. Mr. Drowning said
?stand back.' and Mr. Patteveon backed
against the crowd behind hiir. He or?
dered him buck aguin, when Mr. Pat?
terson said "I am back as far as I can
get.' The policeman ordered him agair
and took- bold of him. and Mr. Putter
I son asked them not to choke him, anil
be would go out on the sire;.-'.. Itrown?
ing c.ollan d him. and several others
took hold and rushed him buck. I saw
someone striking at, him. I identify
Veal as the man. Mr. Patterson was
hit with a list, and one hit him with a
' billy. I think. 1 saw Mr. .Patterson im?
mediately afterwards with .blood on bis
face. I le has always beet- known as a
quiet, peaceable man."
Mr. Patterson, on be.i.jg recalled,
said: "I don't think I was hit with a
.Mr. Parrish, cross-examined, said:
??The people were crowded together be?
hind us. Itrowning spokc-it lirst ki a
quiet way. Mr. Patterson/did not resist.
He said ho was against tbc crowd and
could get. no further, and nvould go on
the street. Drowning did not give.him
the chance to get out, hu? threw .his
.hand to his collar. I saw several striking
,ut Mr. Patterson; it seemed to me,like
.a pack of wolves. Mr. Patterson .was
held too tight to strike."
The case rested here for tibo prosecu?
tion. The v:itnesses for tthe defense
.were then examined as follows:
?Chief of Police M. C. M<or.ris stukl:
"As soon as .1 saw the disturbance I
went as rapidly as possible to Jihe
panties. Officer Vest was Ue.-.king Mr.
Pacrish in a cell, and 1 ordered him to
.be released at once. I thought be,could
answer any charge. I know hiim."
Officer Drowning testified: "i took
my .place at the,door to keep tin" crowd
from blocking tho Avay between the
.doors,.as ordered. I don't knevw Mr.
pAttaiMon. I trjv to he courteous to
every wie. 1 spokt to Mr. Patterson in
the door. I asked him to keep bftSk .and
be did *o the lirst tiuse. I told bim to
do so again and he stood still. I made
the request the third .time and he said
he would go nowhere. I put my hand
against his breast and ?hoved him. lie
drew bis list and I threw my weight
against him, when Ashworth came to
ray assistance. 1 offered no indignity
to him."
Cross-examined: -'I don't remember
that Mr. Patterson told me he had got
as far as he could, and would go out.
The third time 1 ordered htm to get
back he drew his arm. and 1 took it to
be an assault. He was either mad or
under the influence of whisky. This
was my impression. 1 have no r< col?
lection us to whether he got hack
against the crowd or not. 1 could not
say positively who struck him. I be?
lieve he was hit. He was struggling lo
free himself, I did not strike or choke
Questioned by Mr. Scott: "Mr. Vest
and Mr. Ashworth helped to put Mr.
Patterson back. 1 don't know tho ptbor
man. but think it was Mr. Mubry: but 1 |(
wont bo positive."
Questioned by the mayor: "I did not !
soo any officers trying to stop in the of- |
! (ice but Offieors Vest and Ash worth."
1 Officer Vest tostilicd: "I saw Mr. !
, Patterson raise his fist to strike Mr. J
Browning and I rushed over to his i
; assistance, whon ho caught hold of my
! eoal and held on, tearing it in the back.
! (The officer here sltowed his coat, which ;
j had a long rent in the back.) 1 did not
i strike him with my billy, for I had none
i with nie. I struck him with my list to
make him let my c >at loose. 1 tried to
get him to the mayor, but they pulled
i him the oilier way. He was resisting '
: from the beginning to the end. lie drew
i his arm back but did not strike. Ilrown
; ing made only one elTort. 1 don't think
' Patterson was back against the crowd. ,
i Ashwortb and several other officers were
I there. I don't remember who they were.
' Several policeuien had hold of Patter
: son."
Questioned by the Mayor: ??! helped
I to put. him in the cell. Mr. Ashwortb
1 and several others helped to take him ?
: back. I locked the door of the cell." '
Questioned by Mr. Scott: -My in?
structions front the chief are to lock up '
any one I arrest on the street."
Questioned by Mr. Dorr: 'T could not j
hold Patterson in one place and get in- :
struct ions from the mayor. 1 locked i
1 him up to see the mayor. We could not ;
I got him to where the mayor was. 1 con
sidered that Patterson was guilty of
contempt of court."
The mayor: '?! think it. the duty of |
the police to bring any one creating a i
disturbance in this court before mo." j
Offlcor Ashwortb was sworn and testi- ?
fled as follows: "The crowd drifted to?
wards me. My object in taking hold
was to relieve Mr. Vest. There was a
genoral row, and my int.eutiou was to
keep order. Patterson held onto Mr.
Vest. He was resisting all he could. 1 j
j had hold of him. lie was very stout, ?
I though an old man. 1 do not recollect !
what other officers assisted."
Questioned by Mayor Evans: "I choked j
Mr. Patterson to make him loosen his '
hold on Mr. Vest. . I did not order him !
to do anything. l)on't, think any one
; did. We were trying to get him out of '
I the court room. 1 think my bands did
the choking. 1 caught bill) just where <
; 1 could get hold of him."
Continued: '?Our orders are to arrest
and lock up any disorderly person so j
that they can he brought before the (
: mayor. I do not know who was to blame
I for this disturbance."
| Officer W. A. Vest testified: "1 heard
someone speak, and saw Patterson
throw his head back. The crowd gutb-I
crod round. Ashwortb and Jasper Vest i
had hold of him. 1 started to assi-.t the
officers, but could not. reach them."
Officer Mnbry testified: ??! didn't see
the beginning of the difficulty. I (list
saw Mr. Vest taking Patterson back
i through the crowd. 1 saw Vest, strike
Patterson, who had hold of him. 1 do
j not know that Patterson struck anyone,
i 1 never laid my hand on Patterson. I
j saw Ashwortb. Vest. Itrowning and
i some other officers there, but do not re
| member who any were but those
! named."
Mr. Browning said he wanted an ar
' tide in Tin-: Timks corroetod.< lie was
j riot a highwnymiin or anything of that
kind. The mayor said hrf had no au?
thority in t^iis matter.
The mayor then rentieret the follow?
ing decision: First-I thiNk in this mat?
ter Mr. Browning was too hasty and in?
discreet ir not referring this matter to
the court w hich was {.ken in session.
Second?/Mficors Vest nod Ashwortb hud
nothing to justify thoiti in striking a
man. cxrept in self-defence. I there?
fore suspend all of them for thirty
.days without pay. and line Ash worth
'. and Vest 5si each, referring the matter
in the meantime to * he police commis?
Tho fcvcstlgntioic ir.to the conduct, of
Officers Browning, Vest and Ash worth
was taken up by the board of police
commissioners in the evening. Practi?
cally the same testimony was giveji by
i the witnesses who appeared before
Mayor Evans in the morning.
Mayor Evans himself stated his
knowledge of the <r currence. and that
he had given instructions to the police
to bring offenders before him. iij- had
seen little of the elf air, as at the time
j his attention was distracted by tb* pro
' fuse bleeding of a out linger, as well as
the business before him. He had
ordered the disturbance to cease, anil
had tried to call them back. The whole
thing was over in .a few momenta. A
policeman has no eight to punish. IIo
is expected to preserve order. Mi. Pat?
terson I have knou.m since 1881.
Chief Morris testified that he had
known Mr. Pattensen since 1882, and
that he was a fine man and a law abid?
ing citizen.
After argument of counsel the com?
missioners were nut long in arriving at
their dtcision. They verified Mayor
Evans* (decision as to Browning, tuad in?
creased tthe suspension of Vest and Ash
worth U? ninety days.
Tried to Koi? the Hunk.
Oi.ivKu: S. I)., Oct. SO.?[Special]- A
robbery v?:as attempted at an early hour
yesterday morning oa> the Hutchinson
county taeasury tit iMiis place. The
j burglars made a hole through the l-rick
j wall of the vault and si cured an en?
trance. Ti'i' outer doors of the cafe.
1 which was ii\ the vault, had l>een left
open nn account of sonic trouble with
? the combinsition lock, .and the iniu r
doors were opened by blvwing the lock
to pieces with powder. I'm hind those
doors was the money chest, guarded by
a time lock, and containing over 30,000.
The elforts of the burglars to open it
wenn without avail, and tkey were evi?
dently driven away by the approach of
daylight. In a small wooden drawer
was8327 in cash and 82,300 in warrants
which wore taken. The burglars have
not been captured.
Hock Become* Insane.
Londox, Oct. 20.?{Special.]?Hogg,
the London porter whose wife and
child were found murdered in South
Ilampstcad a few days ago, and for
whose killing Mrs. Criohton, alias Pier
cey, Hogg's mistress, was held by cor?
oner, has become insane.
I I II II? WiaiMW I I IMIII ?! ?HUM ? HIMII ?!? fill
_ t
It Will Give Its First Entertain-!
ment To-Night.
The Opern House Will be Killed by Friends
of Iii? Members nii.l Lovers of Oood ,
yitisii*--Tiir Programme- Notes on the
Society and ItsAellve -Members.
Tho Roanoke Musical Society will give
it first public entertainment at tho Opera
House to-night. An interesting pro
grnmnto has been arrnngeil ami will bo
presented by homo talent of n high
?Almut two months ago several young
men of the city, most of them employed
in the offices of the Norfolk and Western
railroad, .organized a glee club, which
has develop* d int.) the itoanoke Musical
Society, with fourteen active and twelve
honorary members. Tin? officers are.
J. C. t'ooke. president; S. W. Jott, vice
president; Daniel Kitler, secretary and
treasurer; Paul lloernor, musical direc?
The object of the organization is the
cultivation of Tocal and instrumental
music. To do this successfully it Is
necessary to have rooms for pructice,
whero the social feuture may also be
developed. It is also very desirable to
have a center to which the musical peo?
ple of the city should gravitate, form?
ing an organization which would exert
a refining influence, and help crystalizo
Tho main object of the concert to?
night is to arouse the interest of those
who can aid the society, with their indi?
vidual efforts und influence, and to ena?
ble tho club to secure attractive rooms.
It is proposed to give concerts at inter?
vals during the winter, and if sufficient
interest is taken in the matter, to have
U grand musical festival in the spring.
Director Ooerner said to a Times re?
porter yesterday that there are many
people in Roanoke with musical educa?
tions and all that is necessary to make
tho organization a great success is to
got them together, ami tho only way to
do this is by organization and providing
an attractive home for the society.
Tho membership fee is 82 per.month
for active and si for passive members,
or $5 per year in advance for passive
Director lloernor is a graduate of the
I Weimer School of Music, in Corn.any.
associate of the American College "f
Musicians, and ex-vice-president of the
Pennsylvania state Music Teachers'
Association. The following Is the pro?
gramme of t he entertainment that is to
j be given under his direct ion to-night !
im'.oOltA mm K.
? 1. Male chorus, "Oreoting:" \\. O.
. Perkins?Chorus of R. M. S.
Quartette. 1 Violin; II Violin;Cello;
Piano: Allegro "e Minucto, opus s. No.
'_'; I. Pleycl? Messrs. t'ooke. Kitler,
th'indrod and t! oerner.
Male quartette, The .labberwock
Messrs. Cooke, Filler, Toaford and
A mole.
1. Violin solo. ? Allegro and Andante
I from Sonate" Opus 137, No. 1: P. Schu?
bert?Mr. s. R. Oaty. Violin;. Mr. P.
Ooerner. Accompanist.
."?. Piano solo, "A tut ante from Sonate."
Opus li. No. 2; L. V. Ilcethovcn- .Mr. P.
f.. Recitation, Selection- -Mr. <\ K.
? Oruves.
C Danjo Soh? No. I Sebastopel. Des?
criptive KunUtsin, II. Warrull; No.
Church Chimes. Anon. urr. by s S. Ste?
wart?Mr. Daw.el Kitlor.
! s. Vocal So3o. with Violin Ofi?bliguto,
, ?Fiddle and fSnodevc -.Mrs. K.. S.
' ilhuit and Mr. S. It. Cari.
li. Piano Si to. No. I Son;.* - in "15."
|| Mlegro). Mi3.uet. liip-do. I'. Ooerner.
>Opus4.; No. s "in the Forest.*' P. lloor
incr, Opus 3 - Mr. P. Door nor.
10. Violto Duel. "Allegro'e Rondo:"
t". Ma/.as. h as 51 Messrs Cooke and
I tloerner.
i II. Trio,'Violin, Violintvdlo, Piano,
??Adagio." for Trio: Ad. ,1 enroll Messrs.
S. It. Carv. Veatinan and P. tloerner.
1'.'. Vio'.i?,-olio Solo, vr.th piano :k
eoi?paniniont; --Selection " Mr. Veat?
inan. Viol in:, el lo.
13. Male Chorus. "(loud Night" : F.
Abt -Ch.,?-.u?: of R. M. s.
Thegallory will not bcapen.
Mr. I'ary. the violinist is a very at*
I compltsbeti performer. 'Mr. Kit lor. the
i banjoist, is the best in Southwestern
Virginia, ai.d will give something good.
Mr. Veatman, tho violin* olio, is also a
trained "musician ami composer. Mjm.
I Hunt, the .vocal soloist, has appeared
successfully in Rngland, and is a ftiie
singer, lie.- voice is sweet, and pure,
with excellent power AMd'tiompass.
Mr. Draves, who will recite some
selections,?i? an usually bright youi g
man. with nemarkablo dramatic talent
and considerable training lie is pn-si
dent of the Clover Club, led four
dramatic oWbs in Ireland and was the
loading tragedian in -he principal
dramatic elnli in Cork.
"il?KthlnKton Itm-.MiK.
Washim, ti'\, Oct. .'in I Special]
Weather agivin cold, but day and track
fine. Pour .favorites out of live won.
First race, five furlongs Sj raeusQ woo.
(Painkiller seiend. Prince Howard third;
wine. i:o:t",. Second race, gelling, mile
und sixteenth?Mandolin, colt, won.
Corticclli second, Tappahanaock third;
time. 1:52. Thlwl race, six furlongs - ;
Kcllevue won. Mary Stone second, Alma
H. filly, third: time. 1:17. Fourth |
race, selling, one mile - Oipsoy Queen
won. St. John second. Sillock third:
tif.ie. 1:45. Fifth nice, handicap sweep
Stakes, six furlongs. Icats; tirst heal
Salvini won. Hlue Jeans second. Samari?
tan third: time. 1:1:".'..: Dluo .leans won
si eond heat, Salvini second. Samaritan
third: time. 1:10%; Rluo Jeans won
third heat and race; time, 1:20.
Due to lind Potatoes.
Driu.is. Oct. 30.?[Special] An epi?
demic, of fever prevails in Killarney.
The disease is attributed to use of had
, 1890.
Miss Phelps Smitten With tho Handsome
Fellow Who Took Care of Her Horse*.
RlKQliAMTOX, Oct. :t0.?Miss Lizzie
Phelps. the Itamlsomc ami accomplished
daughter of Norman A. Phelps, of this
city, was united in marriage tins after?
noon to William Slattory, tho Phelps' j
family coachman, hy the Rev. Samuel
Dunham. Miss Phelps is worth ever
$100,000, goes in the best society, and is
considered one of the blue blood, while
Slattory is an illiterate fellow, and
sprang from a family of rather shady
lie. however, is a man of good appt ??
nnce, and is quite ponulnr, Me has |
been employed by the Phelps family for
the past two years as a lahorer. his
main duties being to care for the homes ;
and take tho daughters out riding, lie ]
is u handsome fellow, and possesses a
form that any athlete might bo proud
It is said that Miss Phelps' parents
discovered their romantic courtship
I some weeks ago. and have done every- I
. thing in their power to break up their
relations, but the smitten girl wasobdu
I rate, and said she would marry Slattory
? in spite of everything. The mother
: finally gave her consent and made the
j best, of it. The father and the other two
i daughters left the city several days ago.
I and are said to la> completely broken
i up.
The bride is CT years of age. and is a
niece of the lute Judge Sherman Phelps.
She is prominently known in exclusive
society circles, tier lato uncle left, her
8100,000 in cash, which has been in?
vested profitably by Mr. J. W. Manier,
the president of the Susquehana Valley
Hank. She has also considerable real
estate in her name. At the marriage to?
day only Mr. Manier and her mother
were present. The couple have taken
their residence at Afton. a small place
twenty miles from here, where the
bride's mother has purchased and fur?
nished a honst?, also a grocery store,
which will be conducted by the grt>oiu.
The marriage is all the more queer
from the fact that Miss Phelps has had
i plenty of admirers, and could have
1 weddod orte of the first, young men of
this city, whom she repeatedly snubb. d
' a id di carded for Slattory.
' Itooscvclt niut Thompson Confrlhute to
Campaign I'uiuls.
' W ashington. Oct. 30.- [Special]?A
well known Republican leader not now
in office, but prominently connected
with the Congressional campaign com?
mittee, has received from Theodore
Roosevelt, ejvil service commissioner, a
contribution.of?50, tobe used for cam?
paign expenses. Ex-Uovcrnor ItTlgb
Thompson, also a member of the com?
mission, has sent in a contribution to
i the Democratic committee. ,
i In conversation to-day Roosevelt
: said. ''There is no reason why under a
Republican administration all contribu?
tions should be made to the Republican
campaign fund, and under a Democratic
? administration to the Democratic fund.
Clerks are as much at liberty to contri?
bute to one party as to another, and they
are perfectly sale and free to make no
contribution if t hey so prefer. Within
the classified service emyloyees uro
,;i'der obTlgaMoh to no party.
"Oovemor Thompson is a Democrat
serving under this administration, lie
makes a contribution to aid his party. I
am a Republican. I aid mine. If wo
did not waul to contribute kve would
not. \n one can force nutiovcrnmont
employee to contribute, nor, if be de?
sires to contribute, compel him to con?
tribute to this parly rather than that. 1
Tin: Itltloi-: or a HAY.
(i?Ai):r<'?i.?iimii lltttterwarf h's l>n tighter
Weils :iu?l Iteeoiuex it Widow.
W ashington. |). C. Oct. 30. |Spe
?f ial|- The muling of an almost tragic
atl'alr occurred hei?' to day in the death
of Mr. I laugh wort Howe, of the Stale
Department, from pneumonia. This was
to have been bis Wedding day. He went
to New Y.irk a few days ago on Official
business, contracted a severe cold and
became seriously ill on bis return to
Ills a til ft need bride. Miss Mary R?tter
? worth, the beautiful and accomplished
daughter of Representative Ruttor
worlh. of Ohio, hastened to his bedside.
She waitinl yesterday until the doctors
assured her that her immediate mar
i riage would be the best remedy for Mr.
Howe. Her father and mother, as well
as Mr. Howe's parents, thought likewise,
and after the doctor's consultation was
over. Miss Hutterworth started for a
minister and returned w it h Dr. ltartlett.
Mr. W. K. Curtis went for the license,
and at IS o'clock the little company
gathered about the bedside of tho sick
man. Dr. Itarlett performed the cere?
mony, the groom being propped on a
pile of pillows and the bride seated on
the bedside, holding his hands.
Hut in spite of the most assiduous
attention. Mr. Howe passed away, leav?
ing his bride of a day a widow.
ItcHplndcit the Resolution.
Nasiivii.i.i.k. Tenn., Oct. 30.- [Spe?
cial]?At a called meeting of the Nash
I ville, Chattanooga and St. Louis stock?
holders yesterday, action, was taken to
repeal and rescind the following resolu?
tion, which was adopted at the last
regular mooting: Resolved, That the
present capital slock of the company,
(80,008.013) be increased It) percent, and
that the amount of increased stock be
offered to stockholders of record this
date at par in pro rata proportion to their
present holding for thirty days from
date of offer.
Dentil of KiiRinuer l? lesen.
Mr. Jacob J. Giesen, the engineer at
the brew ery, died yesterday evening atS
o'clock of hemorrhage.after an illness of
two days. Mr. fliesen was only lOyoars
of age. ami resided with his father, Mr.
Andrew diesen, on Wise street, who
moved from Baltimore to Roanoko last
May. Arrangements have not boon
mauo for the funeral.
Bedford City Real Fsteto Is
payliiff lr.veiitor?. \\ rite to
N. SALE &: CO.
The Democrats are Mustering
all Their Forces.
A ttemarkable Campaign Itelng Waged
Against Ilm Republican Leader?Guv.
Hill's Speeche* Have Strong Effect?The
Democratic Warwiek slated to Wir by
l.SOO Majority.
Coi.UMttuS, Ohio. Oct. 30.?People ai u
distance can have no idea ?'f Ihopaiu
paigh now being witgi d in MoKinley's
district. Old citizens there say that it.
is in every way a hotter and m re bitt'.M'
campaign than "the log c ?hin ai d har t
cider campaign*' of lsio. Men, women
and children iiro wearing badgi s. Meet?
ings are held in every school district of
i each county of llelie.es. Medina, Stark,
.and Wayne, and tho people ne here
? might to be more educated on tlx lApltl
[ than those of any other district, in the
. West. Ilia lue, Reed, McKlnl -y and
I ?ither noted Rcpubl cans have spoken
1 in the larger towns, and Prosidi nt llar
i risen has indirectly urged the people to
return McKinley to Congress.
I Governor Hill's meetings hare been
the largest so far in the district, how
evor, and his speeches have aroused the
greatest enthusiasm. The peoplo ad?
mire Governor Hill because there is no
Mugwumpry about him, and lx cause he
is a Democrat 3?.1 days a year. There
is no disguising t he fact that the Demo?
cracy have the whole national Republi?
can party to tight in this one district.,
and if the Democratic majority was not
; so large (2,000 on the last Ci ngrcsfl elcc
; tionul) McKinley would beat Warwick.
Money is being poured out like water to
aid McKinley, but the Democrats have
also the filthy lucre and Intend to fight,
the devil with tire.
In Holmes county there uro llHI Omish
voters who rarely vote, but when they
do they vote the straight Democratic
ticket. An effort has been made to buy
these men for McK inly, but it has fail id.
Republicans are assert ing that II. ltr.es
? county's majority of 2.000 would hi cut
I down to 700, but the fact isthat tho ihn
[ jority for Warwick in that county will
j be nearer 1,700. Republicans claim
Stark, Wayne and Medina,
j '.lohn B. Warwick's manager, says:
"Warwick will carry Hohnes by 1,800;
: Stark. iiOO; Wayne", 700. Total. .1,01)0.
, McKinley will have 1,200 majority in
? Medina. So you see in the district Uov
; enter Warwick will havo l.soo. My fig?
ures may fall ?>:!' some, hut Warwick
j will have no less than 1,500 in the dls
j trlct."
1 ItltlSTOI..
I _
! Business Men Subscribe ?7,000 to Atl
I vcrtise the City.
j Huts-rot., Tenn.. Oct. 30.?[Special]?
i Bristol has never been on such a boom
1 as she will be on In a short tine . At a
I meeting of tho Chamber of Cotnmorci
! t his cening a large number of the bUSl
i ness men of Bristol turned out The
j meeting was addressed by Judge II. W.
! Plourncy, of Richmond, and various
, other prominent gentlemen. At the
I conclusion of the meeting the different
I real estate firms and business men of
the city subsoriliod over $7,000 with
which to advertise llrisl d.
Largo advortismei.l will Is pit tithe
daily and weekly papois throughout the
country. Resides this a tuan will b? pill
! on the road distributing olroulars, at?
tracting industries to this elty. Much
enthusiasm prevails to-night.
Mr. Albert White, tin employ? of
! tho S. A. nndO. road, received si lioilS
1 and probably fatal injuries yoato day
while H fing to jack a coal ear on the,
track. Iii> rls are of an internal
( nature.
The town h in total darkness now o?
nights: tho dynamo is out of order, and
we will have no more lights for R week.
I Much complaint is being raised Oft ?0
: count of t he had sor\ lc !.
Mr. Joseph Shea, for tWOIlty-fiyO
; years an employe of the N. and W. road,,
died here t his morning.
j Messrs. Miller ?t Harmony, of Ohat
'. tuttoogu, Tenn., have purchased from tho
Bristol Heal Rstuto Company a lot on
1 fron' street for$50 per front foot. They
I will erect at once a $10,000 wholesale
i liquor establishment.
Archbishop Ireland to do to Home.
Mit.WAUKKK, \\ is.. Oct. 30.?[Special}
?The Catholic Citi'/en, a church publi
j cation of this city, announced to-day
that news has been received from the
Past that Archbishop Ireland, of St.
Haul, has been summoned to Rome for
an unknown purpose. The Citizen s<?y.s
the fact, has aroused great interest in
Catholic circles. The impression pro
vails hero that Aroholshop Ireland has
been suuimom d to the Vatican in con?
nection with his utterances in favor of
public schools tind compulsory educa?
tion before the National Teachers'Asso?
ciation at St. Haul last summer.
Her Own Defender.
Athens, Ala.. Oct. ,io.?[Special] ?
j bast week.durhig'the absence of her hv.s
j hand, a negrojattempted an assault upon
Mrs. Matthews at her home near here
She seized a revolver and fired two shots
1 at the negro, who tied. Yesterday the
attention of a party of hunters was at?
tracted by buzzards. They found the
dead body *>f the negro, and that both
shots had taken effect, causing death in,
a few hours.
In a Sinking Condition.
Nkw York, Oct. :w.?[spo. ial| ?
The itritish steamship, Newfoundland,
Metirath, captain, arrived at this port
to-day Ina sinking condition The Ni w
foundlaml is hound to Queb o from Nor?
folk, Va., with coal. When 300 miles
out from Sandy Hook, during n heavy
gale, the vessel sprung a 1 as. Her
cargo will be discharged int Hghters
and the vessel placed in dry dock.
The Weather To-day.
For Virginia, fair In southern, oloudi
nessand occasional light rains in north?
ern portion; colder, northwesterly winds.

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