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J. R. HOCKADAY,
Roanoko Real Estate.
VOL. IX.-NO. 52.
BARGAIN IN REAL ESTATE?
.1 lots in tho West End tract, price
each SI,500; one-third cash and assume
balance one and two years; size of lots
WILBUR S. POLE & CO.,
First floor, Exchange building.
A RllUCKLE'S COFFEE at 25 CENTS
i V per yound at Blount's Diamond
Front, 152 Salem avenue.
We offer a lot in the heart of the busi?
ness property at 7."> to 80 per cent, lower
than the lots surrounding it. A line
chance for a quick turn or a paying in?
vestment. Wo have also the very cheap?
est and best property in all parts of tho
town for sale.
SIMMONS, AMBLER & CO.,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
Office corner Washington and Water
T7URST GREAT LOT SALE
NE NT DAY.
A "special train has been char?
tered to leave over the Shonan
doah Valley at 7:30 a. in., re?
turning at (i p. m. Compliment?
ary tickets will be furnished
through the real estate agents
. ol Roanoke and the company's
agent, who will be In charge of
the train. novlS-U
PURE SUGARS SOLD AT COST AT
(Mount's Diamond Front, 152 Salem
Ii'AltTlES DESIROUS OE TT1E SEIt"
vices of an architect of skill and
experience to prepare plans and super?
intend the erection of new buildings
cannot do better than omploy Mr. \VM.
L. RHU), late of Philadelphia, Pa., the
supervising architect for the new hotel
at Buchanan, Va.; his being chosen for
so important a position speaks for its
-.-self, lie hits had wide experience in
Philadelphia, and is a young man of
ipush and energy whose faith In tho fu?
ture of S. W. Va.. has led him to come
ihoro to settle: his present address,Buch
innan, Va., care of Central Land Co., for
whom thi'new hotel is building. novlS-lt
We beg lease to announce that we
have Inungiiratod the ??Magic- City
Transfer Co."' awl are now ready for the
transportation of passengers, baggage,
or freight. Wo have nice vehicles,
polite drivers, -.end will wait Otn you
promptly nighl or day. Leave orders
at otiroilice, 112'.Ioffcrson street, or with
any of our drivers. Respectfully,
novKt-tf Di vai. A Smith.
BLOU NT, PROPRIETOR OF THE
Diamond I :-out. has been compelled
to put on an C30t*ra delivery wagon on ac?
count of his large and increasing busi
BLOC NT, CASH GROCER 152 SA
lem avenue Diamond front., is the
place to go for fresh, staple and fancy
groceries at lowest, prices.
I)ARTIES HAVING CITY PRO
porty to sell oil her improved or un?
improved will do well to list same with
NE Ah & HE UN DON, lor first, st.
?s. w. novlS-lwk.
DIKU AMtr\<i STKAMU.KS.
?C.'lintini II urlltiii't I-'oiiikI Dead in his
"I might die to-night myself." said
Clinton II. H.uJbuvlJ during t casual
conversation with some friends Saturday
night about 0 ofelock. Bidding his
Mends good night, Hurlburt retired.
At. inldnighl S. Albright, v ho oc?
cupied a room with .him at tin Read
House, corner o/ Jolferson street and
SaJom avenue, repaired to the lnom to
retire. Ilurlbent was breathing so
heavily that his room-mate boeame
alarm ;d, and he .tried to awaken tho
sleeper, but without success.
]lv-i\. once wen.t for Dr. Bucknec, and
described tho situation to him, and tin;
doctorwrote a prescription, giving as
his opinion that Uhc sick man did mot
need to.be visited just then, hut tba-t be
would.ciu'l in tho morning.
Albright had the proscription filled,
admititHtcr.-ed the m-ediciue to Hurl bunt,
and, ks the latter ap?peiLr(?d to improve,
On beiiiRt'.ailed at 7 o'clock he made
tho startling discovery thut his friend
was cold in (death.
? The Uody was removed to the under?
taking establishment of Oakey & Wool
tvine, where .an examination of the re
Baains developed the fact that dent ' "'jj^
caused b?r boxrt '1 Vi'.'.'
.... j _ _ disease, that it was
painless, andtb.-i't it was organic trouble
and was inevitable. This decision is a
source of melaneholy satisfaction to his
friends, as they feared they hu/l been
remiss in not instiling upon tho doctor's
Ilurjburt's friends, who reside! in
Washington, D. C were at once tele?
graphed to. and bis father. Mr. T. C.
Hurlburt, came on yesterday evening
and convoyed the body to that city for
C. H. Hurlburt was a traveling agent
for the Detroit Free Press, ami was
about Si years of age. His sunny.bright
disposition endeared him to all with
whom ho came into contact, and the inj
mates of the Read House feel in his
leath a personal loss.
MECHANICS WANT HOMES.
A Scheme Suggested by Which
to Secure Them.
IIoiiick for the Mechanics Would Make
Tin-in lletter Citizens mid Add to the
Clty'i? Growth?If They Hud Home?
Tlii-y Would Immediately llriuu to the
City 5,000 Women mid Children.
Tin: Timks has frequently pointed out
the groat need of more residences, as
well as of all kinds of houses. Scarcely
is there a house of any kind constructed
in Roanoke hut that it is rented even
beforo the foundation is complete.
It is hardly an oxageration to say that
the population of the city would immo
I diately increase 5,Q00 if there wcro
i enough houses here to accommodate
those who are waiting to come.
All the hotels and hoarding houses
are constantly packed, and there are
hundreds of men hore who are anxious
to bring their families to live with them. ;
The trouble in securing residences!
stands greatly in the way of the more j
rapid growth of Rouuoke, and the way
to remove this bar to progress should he I
more thoroughly discussed.
TllB Timks prints a suggestion this
morning and will follow up this matter.
"Thk Timks is a progressive paper,*'
said a thoughtful mechanic to a reporter
yesterday, "and If it agitates the sub?
ject of providing homes for those of us
who have families, it will result in
benefit to paper, people and city."
"What do you mean by 'providing
homes'." Do you mean that you should
he given sites on which to build?" asked
The Timks man.
"Not a bit of it," was the hasty reply.
"The siturtion is just this: These
large industries, which are the life of
the city, have induced men to come
here to obtain employment. They are
largely men of families, and the hard
1 times which the county is just leaving
behind it has left workingmon, to a
large extent, without a dollar laid by.
??Now. when such men reach Roanoke
' they set about looking for a bouse for
the families they have left behind them.
They are confronted by acondion in the
real estate market which preel tides them
from renting bouses, except on a month?
ly contract, as all buildings are now
, erected to sell, except in rare instances.
I and then rents are high.
"Go to buy one of those houses which
are for sale, and you will find that a
, large first payment is required, and the
' balance in monthly instalments. If
you are able to make the first payment
on a house costing $2,500 (and there are
few to he had for less), you must pay
the remainder in monthly notes of
S27.RU. In addition to this, there must
! twice each year be met the interest on
the notes, averaging for the lirst two
years $120 per year. Add to this taxes
and insurance, say S.10, and yon have
the yearly sum of S480 to pay out.
"This is beyond the means of the me
; chanic, and grouped about the mechanic
are such a number of dependent indus
; tries that they form the base of every
"Hare you a romody to offer?" ques
' tionctl the reporter.
"Well, I have theories, one of which
I will advance. Offer to all who will
build a house costing not less than
$1,200 lots without any lirst payment,
und take a (I per cent, second mortgage
for the cost of the lot.
"It might be wfill to say this shall be
done in this way: Announce th.-it when?
ever of a group of say ten men desire to
go together in an.* locality, they will be
provided with lots of about 50 feet front
by 1(10 feet. dee]). Do not go olf into the
country to got t hese lots, but have them
I noar the schools and churches.
??The fact that ten men would go over
to a certain locality ?>n the north side
of the town to build houses and reside
, in them would bncrenso the sraluo of
other property there, and so itho real
estate holder woc.ld derive si benefit by
? reason of the houses going up.
"Another thing. By having these
houses go up in groups of live or ten.
men could choose their own neighbors,
the houses cotill be built for loss
I money, and the present unfortunate
, scattering of the c ity could in a moas
j uro he checked.
j "if something like this could bo done,
neart spring would witness the advent
of 3,000 or more women and children,
j who would be fed and clothed with
j money spent in ?o.wn which now goes
out of it to the great advantage.of the
! outside world and none to the local
i more hauls.
"Another point, which needs to be
; borne in mind is the fact that a tcom
j munity of house owners is a conserva?
tive one. Added to the restraints of
home is the feeling which all men
possess when they become owners of
real iwtate?that they sre a fixture in
j the place, and have no desire to roam.
I They are more careful in their habits,
j for they have something at stake.
"Strikes tire deprecated, and labor
I troubles .settled by a resort to arbitra
i lion where men own homes. They deal
on a cash basis at the stores and in the
[markets. They cultivate the habit of
having a hank deposit. They ornament
i the houses and grounds, thereby adding
''Jt^lV?"*/? and they are
icaretul of nj^f'onic matters, to the groat
benefit of the city's health.
??Let the thoughtful men of this city
take this matter under consideration.
If my plan is not the proper one, let
theoi propose one. But let this matter
be attended to at once for the coming
winler must bring forth a policy which
will determine whether this is to be a
city (if tenements or a city of houses
owned by their occupants."
Fifty Hand? Oil'.
The Roanoke .Machine Works have
dispensed with the night force, some
llfty employes, and are running eight
hours instead of ten, preparatory to a
general overhauling of the works.
Work will be resumed with the full
force about the first of the new year.
>KE, VA., TUESDAY N
THE B. & O. EXTENSION.
The Real Estate Exchange Ap?
points a Committee.
Acting according to tho suggestion of
Tub TlMBB Sunday morning, the people
are taking more interest in tho exten?
sion of tho Baltimore and Ohio road
to this city.
Tho matter was freely discussed at
the real Real Estate Exchange last
night, and the same views were ex?
pressed as were held by TllE Times. 1
The suggestion of TllE TlMEH was
endorsed by the appointment of a com?
mittee to look after this matter with
the committee appointed by the Com?
mercial Club somo time ago.
Tho committee consists of .ludgo Yar
roll, Captain Spindle and J. A. Dupuy,
who were appointed by President [lock
The committee" having in charge the
selection of suitablo rooms, and appli?
cation for the position of secretary and
i treasurer, then made their report. All
! option has been secured on a room in
I the front partof IDS Jefferson street.and
the acceptance of it will be discussed .it
; the meeting of the board of directors to
be held on next .Monday evening at S
No action was taken in regard to ap?
pointing the secretary and treasurer, as
tho by-laws of the organization have
not yet been revised.
Some forty-live applications for the
position have been received, but it is
j argued that it is a matter of no bnrry
and will be taken up at tho next meet?
The resignation of Mr. James S. Sim?
mons, of the board of directors, was read
and laid on the table.
The names of the following firms
were presented for membership and
elected: Ninninger. Handy X. Co., Tan?
ner, Vaidon & Co., Carpenter, Oyler &
Co., London. Thomas & Co.. Carter a
YYertzel, C. A. Woolford, C. M. Nails &
Co., and H?ge, Tallant & Co.
About forty members will he present
at the Norfolk convention.
; Among these are: Messrs. Powell.
' liockaday, Ludwig, Talliaferro, Tinsloy,
! Hatcher, Itoswell, Itaker, Scott. Hunter,
Oyler, Cutchin, Robinson. Coon, B:>s
mondi Pendleton, (iarber. London.
Vaidon, Spindle, Dorr, Jordan, Voting
A Pullman car has been secured and
. will have on the outside a streamer set?
ting for the fact that the delegation is
from the Magic City. This car will be
placed in a convicnt location while in
, Norfolk and delegates will sleep in it
lleadquartors have boon secured for
the Roanoke delegation in the parlors
: of the St. James Hotel, which is the
. most convenient place to the convon
The train carrying the Roankoe dele
' gation to Norfolk will leave the depot
at 10 o'clock this morning.
Mh. C1IAltL.es K. LUCK dead.
A llrlgllt Young; Lawyer I'ass.-d Away
Mr. Charles R. Luck died at the resi
, dence of his father near Montvalc, in
Bedford county, Sunday afternoon at A
I Mr. Luck had been 'engaged in the
practice of law in Boanoke for some
time, and had many friends here, who
were shocked by the news of his death,
j lie went to his old homo October 8
, to attend the marriage of his sister, and
was taken ill: bis disease soon devel?
oped into typhoid fever. He was ro
I ported to be improving about a week
ugo, and many of his friends here were
' surprised by the news o," his death,
j Air. Luck had made a brilliant start
' in his profession, and had line prospects
. before him.
lie was a thorough consistent member
of the Presbyterian Church and oc
i cupied an enviable position in society.
Though only about '.'it years of age. he
had a mature look, and was a very pol?
ished scholar. Hi' was a hard student,
and had the respect and esteem of his
brethren of tho Oar.
. Mr. Luck was the son of Mr. Nathan
I C. Luck, who has represented Bedford
j county in the legislature a number of
' terms, lie graduated at the Washing
1 ton and Lee University in lssa with
I high standing.
The funeral services were held yes?
terday from his father's residence, and
his remains were interred in the family
The bar will take appropriate action
on the death of Mr. Luck this morning,
and the Clover Club, a literary ami so?
cial organization, of which he was a
prominent figure, will hold a called
meeting to-night to pass resolutions on
Sohl the Guns Too Cheap.
James Martin Saturday sold to differ?
ent parties two valuable shot guns, one
for S3 and tho other for 82. The sus?
piciously low price of the guns did not
seem to alToct the conscience of the
purchasers, for they took the firearms
and paid the party for them.
This came to the attention of Officers
Wolfe and Woedon, and they set about
investigating the matter, with the re
suit tbaVthey' arreStSd, MafMn a"d
seized the guns from the purcha'se'i'M.
Tho guns are believed to have been
stolen from the store of Evans A- Chal?
mers, on Commerce street. The matter
will be further in vestigated at the
mayor's court to-day.
Vestcrday afternoon about. I o'clock
a team belonging to the real estate firm
of Butler a- Tremain ran away Hearing
Woodland Park, and threw out a gen?
tleman who was sealed therein, badly
damaging the vehicle, and considerably
bruising the gentleman.
THE TIMES la tho only paper in Roa
noko which had the courage and enter?
prise to invest money in telegraphic
AN ACCIDENT AT JORTZTQWN.
Three Killed and Five Injured
by an Explosion.
stove Factory Wrecked by the Explosion
of 11 Holler?Cause of tu? Explosion
Not Known?Force of the Concussion
Felt for Five Miles?The Killed Terri?
REAPING, Pa.. Nov. 17.?(Special] ?
A terrible accident took place at Mortz
town. this county, at 7 o'clock this morn?
It resulted in the death of three men
and.tho severe injury of live others.
While Em ploy o Edward Trexlers was
in the stove factory preparing to start
work and tho engineer was getting up
steam in the boiler, one of the large
The building was completely wrecked
and Henry Epler. aged 21, Sasstnan
Hilbert, aged 25, and Charles Oswald,
aged 45. were instantly killed.
Among the more seriously injured
were Samuel Epler. Frederick De Hong,
Albert Keppari, .las. Haushcr and Chas.
All were terribly scalded, and Epler,
HeTiOng and Albert had their limbs bro?
The exact cause of the explosion is
not known. The force of the concussion
was felt a distance of live miles. The
bodies of the killed were horribly mang
gled. Charles Hausher was badly cut.
and Charles M. Albert received fatal in?
juries. All seven of the injured were
standing in the boiler house warming
themselves when the explosion oc?
FORGERY THE CAUSE.
A Suspension Caused by a Jun
ior Partner's Dishonesty.
Nj-w York, Nov. 17.?[Special]?The
assignment of Mills. Kobeson ^ Smith,
brought about by the forgeries of the
junior partner, was formally filed in the
county clerk's olllco to-day. The firm
assigned to William A. Watson, with
preference to Edward .1. Sandford for
$15,000, and to James II. Fay tor $1,000.
Albert II. Smith, the guilty member of
t he firm, was arraigned in police court
this morning and remanded until to?
'I'm remarkable frauds perpetrated
by broker Albert. II. Smith was the talk
of the street to-day. Creditors of the
Brm, ruined by his speculations, will
hold a meeting to-morrow afternoon, and
at that time a statement of the (inn's
I liabilities and assessments will be pro
Mr. Clark, of the firm of lawyers rep?
resenting the wrecked firm, said to-day
that the figures approximating the
I liabilities of the linn were due to loans,
on which stocks and bonds had been
issued as collaterals. $500,000; due de?
positors, $100,000; total, $000,000. Assets:
; Stocks and bonds pledged, $.150,000;
other property about $:t5,000; total.
Smith's forgeries amount to about
$240,000 and his private loans to about
- i 10,000; his assets $210.000.
A partial nehedulo of Smith's forger?
ies shows that the actual value of se?
curities is in most cases Hlor 12 per
cent, of the amount loaned upon them,
for example, a loan of $2ift,000 was ob?
tained upon securities worth $2,800 and
for loans aggregating $147.400, the
securities pledged are actually worth
only $10,500, the certificates having
j been raised ten times that amount.
KEI.I. TIIIRTY-ONi: PEET.
i A Train I'rcri pltntoil Into i lie Itlver by
the Itridde divine Way.
Kansas City, Mo.. Nov. 17? [Special|
?This morning as a freight train on the
Kansas. Wyandotto llttd Northwestern
railroad was crossing the bridge over
Ivaw river, in this city, a span of the
bridge gave way and precipitated the
i In tire train into tho river, thirty-one
feet below. The train consisted of five
I cars loaded with hogs, farming imple
j mem-; and grain.
Kllis Moore, colored, stealing a ride,
was killed. Fireman Fred. Allen, of
Lawrence, Kansas, is missing and is
supposed to be under the wreck. The
engineer, conductor and three brake
i men are badly hurt. Fifty-eight hogs
were drowned. The river is fifteen feet
deep and the engine and almost the en?
tire train are buried out of sight.
SHE WILL HANOI.
A Russian Woman Pound With lloiubs
Condemned to Heath.
St. Pktkrsiiuho, Nov. 17.?[Specialj?
The trial of the Nihilists accussed of
being implicated in the plot against the
Czar was concluded to-day.
Sophie Ouengberg, one of tho pris?
oners arrested here, after her trial in
Paris, in which city she was arrested for
having bombs in her possession to?
gether with two accomplices named
StailanofTski and Freifeld, were found
;v ami condemned to bo hanged.
The coi!1''. however, recommended the
Czar to remit- the sentence of death
against StallanotTskj and Freifeld ami
that they be banished to Siberia. The
two officers charged with complicity in
the plot were acquitcd.
Col. Terry Drops D. u.l.
Bristol, Tonn., Nov. 17.?(Special]?
Col. John F. Torry, a prominent mer?
chant of Bristol, dropped dead to-day on
l,ce street while going to his store. Col.
Terry was sixty years old. ami has been
in Bristol since Is.",?. He was lieutenant
colonel in the 37th Virginia Infantry,
and was wounded while engaged in a
battle at llagerstown.
O'SHEA DIVORCE CASE.
The Case Ended and O'Shea
Granted the Divorce.
London, Nov. 17.?[Special]?The
trial of tho O'Shea divorce case wa-i re?
sumed in tho divorce court this morning
before Justice H?tt and a special jury.
The petitioner presented further evi?
dence to prove the charges he makes
against his wife and Mr. Parnell.
The first witness called was a servant
who had worked at O'Shea's house, at
Eltham. at the time. Captain O'Shea
charges that Parnell was paying elan
destine visits to his wife.
She testified that Mrs. O'Shea and
Pamcll were on one occasion locked in
the drawing room.
Mrs. O'Shea afterwards explained
that tin* locking of the door was essen?
tial to the safety of I'arnell. as a num?
ber of members of secret societies were
prowling about tlu? vicinity. She also
told the witness to deny that I'arnell
visited the house. Another servant
testified that Mrs. O'Shea and Mr. I'ar?
nell were locked in the room until after
midnight. This closed tho evidence,
and as neither respondent nor co?
respondent made defence the case was
given to the jury, who returned a ver?
dict that adultery had been committed
by Mrs. O'Shea and I'arnell, and that
there had been no connivance on the
part of Captain O'Shea.
The coachman who was formerly in
the employ of Mrs. O'Shea, testified to
driving Parnell from Ellham station to
VYonersh Lodge. Mrs. O'Shea's resi?
dence, after midnight, lie afterwards
took Parnell's horses to East llourne.
An ex-page testified that ho bad lived
in tho service of Mrs. O'Shea at East
llourne. Parnell lived in the same house.
Other witnesses testified that Katie
O'Shea (Mrs. O'Shea) took the East
llourne house and paid the rent with
checks signed Katie O'Shea. Parnell
resided there, and also at a house in
Regent's park.which Mrs. O'Shea rented.
Mrs. Steel, sister of Mrs. O'Shea.
whom tho latter charged with adultery
with Captain O'Shea, then took the
stand and denied tho charge made
One of the jurymen insisted that the
petitioner be cross-examined on counter
charge made by his wife. Tho peti?
tioner was accordingly recalled, lie
testified that he had lived apart from
his wlfO at her express desire. He
denied the charges id cruelty made
against him ami said be had always
treated his wife with killduOSS. lie had
I invited I'arnell to dine at bis house
after challenging him to light a duel,
because ho had been convinced that his
suspicions regarding his wife und Par?
tiell were baseless. He bail last lived
with his wife at Brighton in ISSO. In
summing up the evidence to tho jury.
Justice llutt dwelt upon tin- charge of
connivance made by Mrs. O'Shea and
asked why the necessity for all the dis?
guises resorted toby I'arnell, if the peti?
tioner bad, connived at his wife's In?
The court granted a decree of divorce,
with costs, to the petitioner, and also
awarded him the custody of the younger
London. Nov. 17.?[Special]?The
Daily Telegraph publishes I'arnellV
It says he must cease for the present,
at least, to lead the Nationalist party.
It, is reported that tin- followers of I'ar?
nell do not desire him to retire miles*
by his own volition, in which event tin
leadership of tho Irish party will In
vested in a commission, of which Justin
i McCarthy will be president.
TroubJe Feared in Dakota Set?
tlers Coming South.
MiNNKvroi.is. Nov. 17.?[Special]?
The Journal's Mandan (N. D.) speciti
says Superintendent tJreen, at tin
Riverside ranch, whoso ranch is be?
tween Mandan and Sioux reservation
came in this morning, being alarmed al
the behavior and sulioness of the In?
dians, who are coming north well armed
and acting in an unfriendly manner.
To-day a number of Indians, armed
with two guns each and plenty of am?
munition, passed through this town,
presumably en route to stir up Indians
on reserva t ions north.
The people are coming in from the
South and begging tho citi/ens to stir
up the authorities al Washington to
Enough Indians are now traveling'
about this section to run off all the oaf
| tie and kill half the settlers in the
A friendly Indian brings a warning
from the Sioux reservation. He says
there is the greatest danger here, ami
that the indians propose to attack Fort
Abraham Lincoln, knowing that there
are but fifty soldiers there.
Then they propose to capture Mandan
and massacre the citi/ens and burn the
town. The greatest alarm prevails
among the people here.
It is repot ted, that the Indian police al
Standing Kock have torn off their badges
ltacing at Linden.
Lixdk.v, N. .1., Nov. 17.?[Special]?
first race, five and a half furlongs, han?
dicap - Kitty Van won. Mabel lilcnn
second, Lakoviow third: time 1:11. Sec?
ond race, three-fourths of a mile, soiling
?Kompland won, Addie T. second,
Mamie 11. third; time 1:17. Third race,
mile and three sixteenths, handicap
Raymond '?? won. Now or Never second,
llailge thl,I: time \.':oi',' ,. Fourth race,
Hvo-elghths of a mile, selling ('raylock
won. Mr. St.ss second, Kvangoline third;
time 1:00. Fifth race, mile and one six?
teenth, sei ing Pearl Set won. White
nose second Elkton third; time 1:.'.:!'4 .
Sixth race three-quarters of a mile,
handicap l.ikeview won. Prince How?
ard second, Gunwad third; time 1:10,
Everybody reads it.
MCE THREE GENTS.
THE MARKET OPENED QUIET.
Many Leading Shares Strong
Marked Decline in Detewarc, Taek.iwan
?III. Hint Western, Iturllngton and Quln
cy, und Sngar Trust?Several i iil
nres Unit Did not KtVcet ? Market.
New Vokk, Nov. 17.?[Special]?The
stock market openedcompai itively free
I from excitement, and strong and. higher
for many of the leading Bin es.
Delcware, Lackawanna and Wes?
tern, Burlington and Quincy, and Sugar
Trust were the only s: oks which
showed any marked deutln .
10:30 a. ni.?Randall & Wierum, brok?
ers, just announced their suspension on
tlie stock exchange. Their failure had
no effect on the market.
Mr. Randall is lying critically ill at
home. Mr. Wierum states that, the
engagements of the firm are very small
and t hat he expects that an early ad?
justment of the affairs of the firm will
At 10:30 this morning the tuarkot is
now steady with a general list held at
small fractions above opening ftgurOS.
Gregory, Ilallou .V Co. Pail.
New Youk, Nov. 17. ? [Special]?
11:20 a. m.?Gregory, Ballon & Co.,
bankers of No. 1 New street have an?
nounced their suspension on the stock
llrcgory, of Gregory. Ballon & Co.,
says the cause of the suspension 01 tho
firm was the shrinkage in stocks. He
believes their embarrassment will bo
only temporary, other members of the
ttrm concur in this statement.
The Situation at Paris.
Hauis, Nov. 17.?I Special]?11 a. m.?
Financiers here are now taking pessi?
mistic views of the situation.
! BARING BROS. CONDITION.
Russia's Withdrawal of Funds
the Cause of the Trouble.
New Youk. Nov. 17.?[Special]?A
special dispatch from London say.-.: Bar
I ing's declare their financial position to .
1 be sound now. as the banks have guar
1 anteod three year's support. The firm
will realize lour million pounds surplus'.
They now hold eight million poun of
' the best commercial paper in the world,
and their total liability is twenty-one
millions. It is conceded that while they
I were embarrassed by a steady dopress
? ion in Argentines to a considerable ex?
tent, the prineipal and precipitating
! cause of their trouble was Russiu S with
, drawal of live million pounds in all from
the linn's accounts.
' Boston, Nov. 17.?[Special]?Kiddor,
! l'eabody Co.. are in receipt ofacahlo
j gram from Baring Bros., stating that all
I matters are arranged satisfactorily and
1 j permanent, and authorizing Kidder.l'ea
body & Co., to proceed with business as
I usual. The Boston hanks met at 1! this
' i morning to agree upon concerted action
> * if precautionary measures are deemed
I a.l\ isablo.
I The clearing hoiis" committee voted
: to issue clearing house certificates,
forty-three banks in favor and none
1 i against. The rate of interest on eerti
' llcates w ill be 7 3-10 per cent. Si purity
' must be put by the vote of the directors
1 of any bank asking certificates in tin'
ratio of stun for each ?7"> advanced. No
certilie.ites were uskod for to-day. The
i amount will not be limited.
I Fauis, Nov. 17.?ISpecial]?Tho . ross
i eulogizes the action of the Ban.. Of
' I France in hi Iplng tlie Bank of England
by sending gold to that institution.
5,(101) il.VTTIJJs IDI.K,
I Two Thousand CL'is Turned tint ,.i n;ll
.j D.vxiu'uv, Conn., Nov. 17.? |Sp, eiai |
( 1 ?Two thousand girls, employed m the
trimming department of oigeteen fao
. I lories connected with the Fur Hat
I J Manufacturers' Association, were locked
out this morning,
j Some of the factories have shutdown
I entirely, while the remainder will bon
1 tinue to do work in other departments.
; The trimmers have takon no step to ad
: just matters as yet. The annual meet?
ing Of the manufacturers will be held
to-night, when the situation will bp
I thoroughly discussed and action decided
Dyer 5.000 hatters are Idle here to-day.
WANT TU K It. A s.
ISItg Kuilroari MniM .Vrctim; at .ttonrnr..
WlxSTOX, N. C. Nov. 17.?|Spfcial| ?
The people of Monroe have decided
that they cannot get along without the
Ronnoke and Southern railroad, and a
big mass meeting will be held at thai
place next Thursday night, 20th i:i->'..
, to take action towards securing the
j Tho call for this meeting was the.tv
j suit of a meeting of the Monroe Cham
i her of Commerce last Friday night, at
which Hon. F. C. Bobbins and S. 10.
Williams, of Lexington, N. C, wore
present and addressed the chamber.
Lexington and Monroe will act in con?
cert, and at the Monroe meeting Thurs?
day night the method of raising tho
necessary subscription fund will be de?
Washington, Nov. 17.?[Special]?
The amount of silver offered for sale to
tho Treasury to-day was t,475,OOU
ounces, and the amount, purchased
745,000 ounces, at rates ranging from
?I to 91.00K.
The Weather To-day.
Forecast. For Virginia, fair, pre*
ceded by stationary temperature, south?