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VOL. XL?NO. 107.
(IAIiKBIV OF MU8IO.
MONDAY, .IAN. 23,
POWER OF THE PRESS.
The Genuine Plant
Southeast cornor JefTorson stieot and
Norfolk avonuu Telophono 200. Froe
dolivery. ia 1 3m
D. II. IIAItllOUK. D. Ii. M ATHON.
ROAN OKK HANITAKY PLUMHINO
Practical plumbcra anil gait-Utters.
Dealnm In ?11 kinds of plumbers' unit ?ittt
fltters.' supplies. Katlmuten mittle on tlio
Improved itii? l sanitary styles of itliiinliliiR.
All work Kuiiniiitoetl. J. P AIKI.IIOKN,
superintendent, No. 10 South JelVersou
etreot, Koitnoke, Va. IS lily.
IT" AO LG n-uilY KKSTAURAKT
ll AM) ICtfiCKKAM r iKLOII,
144 Sitiem Avenue.
Iteitt Titltle itntl Service In City.
KrnnkfiiHl, Ufte; Dinner, K?e.| Supper, SB.
ALSO Ml.A I.-, TO OllOe.it
PA KTI KS SF.HVKD.
C. T. LUKKXS, l'ro|i'r. L. Tl.'jtNER. Mgr.
12 211 It
WASTKHS OF WATF.K. TAKK NOTICL.
The regulation forbidding; the waste of
witt ei' ?ml t tie penalty for infraction of it
will l>o henceforward strictly enforced.
\\utei couHtiuierit must properly protect
tlietr service pipe* in order tti prevent the
freey.iiiC of tnem.
KOANOKF. CAS AND W AT i. It CO.
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EnterDrise Pr'tiog & H'f'e Go.
S.icond floor old Times building, corner
Campbell avo. und II >nry streets.
J. T. HALL, Gen. Mgr.
115 JEKFEHHON ST ?BET.
Brcalilaf t, 0:30 to H.25 cents
Dinner, 12 to 2.85 cents
Dapper, K to 8.25 cents
Services n la carte at all htm re.
Oysters fredi every day and served In all styles.
7 30 tt
Fuiiioiis Aiitoeruplia Itrliic Little Money
New Yoke., .It?.n. ho?A sale of auto?
graph letters and Mj/natures of various
notables was held at Hangs' auction
rooms this morning. George Washing
ton's lottors sold for less than half what
they usually brinj. One written by
Washington to Ritdiard Honry Leo wont
for S37. Ano'litr to I'boraas Jefferson,
concerning tii^ continuing in oilico,
brought but 834. The signers of the
Declaration of Independence fared
hardly better. An autograph of Thomas
L.ynch, tho rarost of all signers, went
for $H, whilo the signatures of modern
men of prominence in litorarv and ar?
tistic lines went, for a few conts each.
Dr Hers? Arreste?!.
London, .Inn 'J<> ?Dr. Cornelius Horse
was arrested midnight last night on ]
a warrant issued on tho demand of the j
French government on tho charge of j
having been fraudulently implicated in !
the Panama swindling and corruption.
Herso is ill and the detectives remained
St his hadsido .ill ni./'.it.
Hobbie Music Co..
SO LR D K ALRRS,
157 M&LKM AVR. 1 0 1 y
Noble Response to the
MANY CASES OF DESTITUTION.
Families Suffering Forthe Barest
Necessities of Life.
Tho Citizens of Roanoko Como Up Nobly
to tho Relief of the Suffering?Over it
Hundred Doll iii's Itecolvcd by tho
Times Vesterday In Money, Provisions
anil Clothing?What the N'oiile Women
?if flits City uro Doing?They are Indeed
Angels of Mercy, anil Iii -lallten Many
Dark and Desolate Homes They Tell
?l ihn Awful S u fieri Ii i; In Our Midst
Arrangoiiients Made to Distribute tho
Contributions Collected by tho Times.
"Tho poor yo have always with yo,"
The Times Food and Fuet. Kind
boomed along all day yostorday. Tho
11 rut, contribution camo from a quiet
gentloman who handed in a bundle of
clothing. Ton mlnutoa later a lady
camo in followed by a stout negro stag
goring under a load of provisions and
clothing. Tbe lady was Lady Bound
tul indeed. She loft enough eatables to
provide a good-sized family for a wook,
and sho wouldn't allow her namo to bo
used. Hut tho wholo TIME9 otlico foil
in love with her for sho was as beauti?
ful as sho was generous.
Thon came olhers bearing gifts. An?
other lady brougbt Hour, buckwheat,
beans and potatoes.
Brugh &. Meadows, tho Joiierson
street grocers, sent a delivery wagon
with a load of moal, Hour, bacon, toa,
oatmeal, salt, Boap, rice, soda, homing,
boans and whito sugar.
Several other contributions camo in
during tho day in clothes and provis?
Mr. Charles II Fahnestock loft an or?
der for ch thing which will do somo
poor mortal good.
Col. Thomas Lewis dropped in and
told of soveral cases of destitution
which ho had relieved. "There is a
great deal In extending help in tbe
right form," said be. "A big pot of
soup, beef and potatoes is more tilling,
moro nourishing, choaper and better
than bacon and fljur. A dollar will go
much further tbis way than tho other."
The King's Daughters havo had sub?
stantial reason for tho warm thanks
which they havo c xtonded tbis opon
handod and big-hearted Virginia gen?
tleman for timely and generous aid.
TlIE TIMES learns that tho mayor's
relief fund is aln ady exhausted, and
under advice of Dr O. F. Flippo, presi?
dent of tho pastors' conference, will
turn over to day to tho King's Daugn
ters and the Benevolent Aid Society,
tho supplies received to date as well
as the principal funds, not otho-wiio
directed These societies havo borne
tho brunt of the relief work this
winter, and have made a >ystom.itic
canvass of the city for cases of extreme
destitution, and are even now hard
pressed for funds and supplies for im?
Ready money came in, tco, in good,
The passenger car department of tho
Roanoke Machine Works sent in SIO.SO
In cash, and tho paint shop came in with
A TlMEB representative was in F. B.
Kemp's real estate ofllco yesterday and
Mr. Michael Sexton went Into his poc?
ket for S3. Then Mr. John Sexton and
Capt. Henri Davin got to bantering each
othtr and before they got through Mr.
Sexton wont down on his leg for a roll
as big as a small saw-log and skinned
oif a V, and Capt Davin hauled out a
plothoric pock?tbook and selected a
cr,sp new $s, Su the good causo of
charity gi>t Si2 right then. THE TIMES
will turn this ?12 over to Father Lynch,
who will knew where it will look as big
as a fortune and relieve a sea of suffer?
ing and a world of hunger.
Now what do you think of this from a
well known citizen, an Elk, and just ad?
mitted to practice at tho Roanoke bar.
s. w. Br?x, l'rc?. William Potts, let v. P,
J. A. RlCBAIIDSOK, 2(1 V. P.. tiAI.en 11. Coos, Set'
j. T. Baldu in, 'i rcae. 4. M. Ki.iott, Asut. Sec.
RANKERS loan and INVESTMENT COM?
r.t> Wall stiikkt. New York Citv.
Agency lit Koanokc, Va.
Koom No. 210 Terry lliilldlns;.
roanoke, Vii? January 2}, 189?.
To Tio: KiiiTou or the Times: My dour sir,
cuclosi u I hum! you llfiy dollars an a ronlrllmttc n
toTiMKs Food and Fuel Fund. I wl?h you euc
cees in yonr effort. Yonra truly,
Galen II. Coon.
All honor to Galon ii. Coon.
Now here is what th^ King's Diugh
tets and the Benevolent Sooie'y will re?
ceive to day at The Times office:
Cash, $70 50
1 order for groceries, 82.
2 bundles clothes.
1 order f r clothes.
A bags fl ur.
2 pails Lrd.
2 packages tea.
2 " oatmeal.
1 " salt.
5 " sugar.
2 " cornmeal.
2 " hominy.
1 " rice.
" buckwh 'i t
1 " baking ?< dv
2 " beans.
5 bars soa .
OKE, VA., SATURDAY
In or<ler to aid deserving poor who are
out of employment TIIK TIMES will, for
the next three day., print nil advertise?
ments, wanted situations or work, one time
for Mottling. 8en<l In your Htl vortWements
early and plnlnly wrltlou.
1 sbouldor bacon.
1 sldo pork.
1 sack potatoes.
Now tho ball is rolling; The Times
wants a word with you, roador; you who
havo this paper in your hand. What
have you dono this winter to holp the
deserving poor through this terrible
stress? Much, wo hopo. What moro
can you do now? Can you
spare 810? 85? 81; 50 conts thon? Ilavo
you not some old clothes hung up or
stored away in closets that you will not
mi-s? Send them in, lad e ard gen?
Have not your children some out?
grown or cast olf clothing? You lovo
thoin. There are other children as dear
to their mothers as yours to you, who
are even at this mouni'nt blue with cold
and pinched with hunger for want of
what you can well spare. Send thom in.
1) > not he backward about It. Articles
which you may think worthloss will bo
Uodsends to scores of poor people. Sond
them in. Send thorn now.
Thero aro 500 mon in Roanoko who
havo suits of clothes which they will
never put on again. Thero aro 500 la
dios who have dresses that will never
bo put on again. Thorn are t>00childron
who havo outgrown clothes which are
put by. Those all ought to bo sent into
The Times Tor distribution.
A pitiful talo was told at The Times
otlice yesterday. Agentloman said that
a few days since a woman camo to his
house who had borrowed a p?lr of shoos
to come in, with a borrowed shawl to
keep warm in. Hor husband had no
coat, and was wearing an old basque of
his wife's to keep off a little of tho cold.
They had neither provisions, fuel,
money nor work.
Thu cold spell has suspended nearly
all outside work and hundreds aro out
of employment who depend on mild
weather for a living. One man, a car?
penter by trade, and earning 82.50 to SI
per day, having no outside work, hunted
for a job until ho got ono Sriving a
wagon for 81 a day. This admirable
spirit of self-help should ho an example
for others in likeflx.
The Times is confident that tho people
will rise to the situation and rolievo all
AMONG THIS WORKERS.
The I.tidles Tell of the I.nrgo Amount of
S title ring In tlio City.
The poor of Roanoko aro sufferlngjnot
only for food, fuel and medicines, hut
thero are cases where worthy peo?
ple aro destitute of clothing. Only
yesterday Borne of theso pooplo
were taken caro of by tho la?
dies of St. John's Church. Their con?
dition was discovered only by accident,
and when found theso unfortunates were
almost nude. Thero is a dooth of
charity in the benevolent organizations
of the city. Though they give with
anxious hands it is with the utmost
ditllculty that those societies are ablo to
learn of the distress. Tho worthy poor
are cautious oven in their indigenco.
A Timks reporter who visited last
evening a number of ladies, who aro de?
voting their time and means to tho
amelioratiion of poverty in tho city,
was surprised at tho unusual numbers of
actual distress they cited. In ovory in?
stance numberless now cases wero
spoken of. There aro two benevolent
societies in tho city composed entirely
of ladies They aro the Ladies' Union
benevolent Society of Roanoko and tho
Circle of Charity of tho King's Daugh?
Of tho latter Mrs. Frank Huger is
president; Mrs. Horace Patterson, vico
prcsident; Mrs George R. Hendorson,
treasurer, and Mrs VY. E. Mingoa, sec?
retary. The former has for Its officers
Mrs Lillie W. MoCoy, president; Mrs.
Stuart, secrotary, and Mrs. Van Horn,
treasurer. Tnoy aro doing wonderful
work. Ono of tho earnest workers of
last named society, Miss Josephino M.
Woltz, said to tho reporior lastovening,
while speaking of tho amountof povony
in tho city:
"Mayor Trout said to mo to day that
tho sum appropriated for tDO poor was
almost exhausted,'' and in reply to a
query by the reporter, she said: "TberO
aro a number af cisos of absolute desti?
tution in the city, hut It seems as if
they would not ask our aid.
"Tho most necessary thing that wo
need to further our object is the earnest
assistan.o of the ladies of tho city. Wo
want workers. Our meetings take place
on the second Saturday of each mon'h,
but if necessary a sptcial mooting could
oe called in order to havo a thorough
understanding as to tho disposal of tho
funds now being collected by The
Times Thero is great need of an im?
mediate di- position of the donations.
Wo are obliged in our organization to
deal with various kinds of cases. Wo
see, for instance, husbands who will
not work, yot aro surround d by fami?
lies who are in ab.olute want, but wo
cannot withhold our charity from thoso
two fold sufferers.
"Thero Is unusual sufTorintr in the
eastern portion of tho city, especially
among tho colored washerwomen, as
during the c >ld weather they have been
unable to procure water with which to
do their washing. It is a peculiar cir?
cumstance that wo are never obliged to
help widows, th-> calls being m.tdo
mostly by mothers who are burdened
with indolent husbands. The poor need
clothes moro than anything else. Wo
advanced SS to day for clothos to a fam?
ily iu tho north western part of tho
town, who wprt almost nude.
U'There are somo und"serving poor
who are tnken care of for the sake of
their cnildron, yt thev still write beg?
ging letters. For this reason uharity
hbouM be organized. Tho Ptrasbontaa
Coal Companv hau been very generous,
having alr-a iy d mated tttrnn car loads
of OOal, whloh h m ??oon disposed of.
Continued on page
r MORNING, JANUAir
HAYES LAID BESIDE HIS WIFE.
The Funeral Services of the Ex
President Held Yesterday.
The Services Were Brief and Simple.
Many Distinguished Men in Attend?
ance?Pretldent-Kleot Cleveland Was
Among Those Who Followed tbo Ro?
mains to the Grave?Cabinet OtHrerv,
Representatives of tho Senate and
House and State Ofllcials Also Pres
eut-A Large Military Display.
Fbrmokt, Ohio. .Ian 20.?On tho Croat
of a snow-clad slope by tbo sido of his
boloved wife, tho bior Biirroun-led by
hia children, 'ho President-elect, mem
bera of Wrosidont Harrison's cabinot.
roprosonlatives of tho army and navy
of tho United States, delegates from
both houses of Congress, tho Governor
of Ohio, members of tho legi3latlvo
bodies and masses of military com?
mands, whoso bluo uniforms with scar
lot and yellow facings and bristling
bayonets on a landscapo of driven
snow added warmth of color to the win?
try scene, tho remains of ex President
Bayes wore laid to rest this afternoon.
Tho entire arrangements of the obso
quies had been placed In the hands of
Assistant Adjutant (Jonoral H. C. Cor
bln, United States Army, and from tho
opening of the house in Spirgol Grove
to tho crowds of citizens in the morning
until tho last echo of tho salute tired
over the gravo lato in tho afternoon,
everything passed oil with military pre?
The remains of tho ex-President lay
in the largo family dining room durincr
the morning, whero an escort of Grand
Army veterans stood guard whilo tho
peonle of Fremont and its surrounding
towns were permitted to gazo upon tho
features which have grown so familiar
to them all. Tbo veterans of many
Golds, troops of school children march?
ing in soldierly ranks behind tbo crape
bound American colors, farmers who
had come for twenty miles over all but
snowbound roads, march! d for hours
through tho spacious hall to viow tho
dead. General Uayos' remains rested
in a neat crape coven d caskot, the cor?
ners rounded into Corinthian columns,
while a silvor plato bore this brief in?
: RuTiiKaroan B. Hayks, January 17,18U8. :
Across his breast was tho tri colored
ribbon of tho Military Order of tho
Loyal Legion with the insignia of tho
sahio, whilo on his broast was a badge
of tbo Army of West Virginia. A spray
< if graceful palms ah.no rested on tbo
casket, whilo on the flag covered table
wero many floral omblems which had
arrived from ovory portion of tho coun?
It was 11 o'clock when train No. 3, on
tho Lake Shoro, with tbo special car
"Grassmero" bearing Prosidont-elect
Cleveland, reached tho depot, Com?
pany D, Sixteenth regimont, had with
difficulty maintained an entrance-way
through tho crjwd at tho station, and
came to "prosont arms" as tho President?
elect and Private Socrotary O'Brien
stepped from tho rear platform of tho
train. They wore mot by Webb C.
Hayos and Colonel Corbin and driven at
once to Spiegel Grove. The crowd was
motioned into silencn as the carriago
parsed through tho crowded streets.
Tho mooting between tho President?
elect and mombors of General Llayes'
family was impressive in tho oxtromo.
Tho sons of the late ex-President and
his daughter, Miss Fannio rocoviodbim
In tho largo hallway and Mr. Cleveland
clasped each of them forvontly by tho
hand and remained with bowed head.
Tho two ex Presidents havo Ivon closer
friends than the public know for many
years, and Mr. llayes had compl' ted ar
rangomonts to attend tho inaugurate jn
of Cleveland next March, expecting to
be the guest of Senator j Sherman and
Colonel Corbin. It was shortly after 2
o'clock when tho funeral coromonles
b-'gan. The remains had been carried
into one ? f tbo larger rooms of the
houso and tho rooms woro filled with
numerous and distinguished guests.
The services were extremely simple.
Dr. .fames W. Bashford, president of tho
Ohio Wesloyan University, in which
both Goneral and Mrs. Hayes had long
been greatly interested, and Rev- J. L.
Albritton, pastor of tho Methodist
Church of this city, olliciated, tho latter
reading tho twon.y-third Psalm and tho
former delivered a prayer. A doublo
quartette, led by Prof. Alfred Arthur
and David H. Kimberloy. of Cleveland,
and Mrs. Dorr, of this city, rendered two
hymns, of which tho ox-President bad
always been extremely fond. These
woro "When peace liko a river," and
"God be with you till wo meet again."
Tho beautiful notos of the hymns filled,
the spacious house as though from somo
seraphic choir, and woro broken only by
tbe occasional sobs of the mourners,
while men who bad faced an enemy on
a hundred fields gave way to their pent
This closed tho services at tho house,
and tho remains wore then carried to
tho hearse by mombors of tho Twenty
third Ohio Infantry Association. Tho
honorary pall-bearers wero Socrotary
Foster, Governor McKinley. Gen. Wager
Swayne, of Now York; Brigadier Gen?
eral Joseph G. Breckinridge, U.S. A.;
Captain Ho well, U. S N.; Congressman
Ilaynes, Dr. Culver and Gen. Jacob D.
Cox, of JClnclnnatl. Following them
came President-elect Cleveland and
William Henry Smith, as a special rep?
resentative of the family; Postmaster
(l. neral Wanamaker.^Si crotaries Rusk
and Noble, members of tho United
Mates Senate and House of Representa?
tive, C>1 Georgo D. Ru gglos. Lieut?
enant-Colonel Marshal F. Ludinston,
LT. S A : l ommodore David McComb,
Honry I). Piorco, ox secretary of stato
: of Massachusetts; Col. Edward T.
1 Bouve and Col. A. A. Rand, of Massa
if 21, 1893. PI
RUaNOKK, VA., J AN. IS. 1803,
MK. H. C. WHITK II *S THIS DAY 8F.V
KKED IIIS CONNKCTION AS LOCALSU11
SCKIFTION AGENT FuK THK ROAN
UKE TIMf S. FROM NOW ON ALL LO?
CAL SUBSCRIPTION ACCOUNTS NOW
DUE, OK WHICH MAY BECOME DUB,
Will. UK PATAIILB ONLY TO MK. F. M.
DU KANT, MIt. WHITE'S SUCCESS.>K,
OK AT THE ItUSINKSS OFFICE OF THE
ALL PERSONS OWINO HACK 8UB
fCMIPTION ACCOUNTS TO H. C WHITE
AUK REQUESTED TO 8KITLETUF.M AT
ONCE, TO FACILITATF. THE CLOSING
OF UIS CONTRACT
THE ROANOKE TIMES PUB. CO.,
II. J. BROWNE, FKKSIDISNT.
husetts; Commandory of tho Loyal Lo?
tion, officers and ex otllcors of the
Twonty-third Ohio Volunteer associa?
tion, Commander I. P. Mack and ofilcors
and ex-officers of tho Grand Army of
Ohio, Governor McKlnloy and staff,
Ohio stato ofllclals, trustees of the Ohio
Stato Unlversl'.y, officers of tbo Soldiers'
and Sailors' Orphans' Homes of Xenia
and Sandusky; mayors of Fremont,
Cleveland and Toledo, with members
of tho councils of thoso citios next.
Then carao tho military parade under
Colonel Hunker, including; tho first city
troop of Cleveland. Toledo oadots, Six?
teenth regiment. National Guard, and
Battery U, of Toledo. Tho civic socie?
ties followed and tue cortogo took up
its way with mutlled drums under tho
frost-clad trees and snow-coverod roads
to Oak ward Cemetery
Tho ceremony hero was briof. Com?
mander Green, of Eugeno Rawson Post
No. 32, of this city, reading tho soldiers'
burial sorvico from tho ritual of that
order. Tbo silent and motionless
troops stood at parade rest on tho ma*
blo like mound as tho remains of tho
ox-Prosidont were lowered to bis last
resting place beside thatot the compan?
ion who bad been closest and doarest to
him in lifo, whose mretinsr smile had
wooed him across death's dark river in?
to lands of everlasting bliss.
ilF.MPsKY FOUND GUILTY.
The First One of tho Hnmcntomlcra on
Trial for Poisoning Comes to (.rief.
PlTTSUURO, Pa., Jan. 2".? Hugh S\
Dempsoy, master workman of District
Assombly No. 3, Knights of Labor, was
found guilty as indicted this afternoon
for causing poison to ho admlnlstorcd
to non-union men omployod in tho
Homestead mill. Tho jiry retired at
10:20 a. m., and after being out until
1:10 p. m., came in for further instruc?
tions from tho court. Tho Judge told
the jury that if thov found tho prisoner
guilty at all it must bo on the first
count, charging Dempsoy with assault?
ing W. E. Griffiths with intent to com- i
Several questions of an unimportant
nature, but which showed plainly that
the jury intended to bring in a verdict
of guilty, were asked and answerol by
tho court. Ton minutes later they re?
turned their vordict and wore discharged
from furtuor service with tho thanks of
the court Dempsoy was in a measure
prepared for tho verdict and botrayod
no signs of emotion Ho left the court
roorr. and tho crowd outsido gathered
about him and offered their sympathy.
His attorney said tho vordict was a false
one and ho would movo for a now trial
AS BAD AS dynamite.
A Natural Gna F.xidosloii Wrecks ? Store
and Injures Several,
Richmond, Ind., Jan. 20. ? A terrlblo
natural gas explosion co^urred last
night which destroyed the grocery
building and dwelling house of Thomas
Crabb, at Tenth and North I streots.
Four persons were Injured: Mrs. Ba
kor, SO years o'd, skull fractured and
four ribs broken, will die; Mrs. Thomas
Crabb, log broken and badly bu nod;
Thomas Crabb, Jr., arm mashod; Goorgo
Boyco, arm and leer broton.
Funeral of Col. Dull' ureen It Bed.
New York, Jan. 20.?Fut oral ser?
vices ovor tho body of Col. DuiT tlroon
Reed, who died in Ward's Island Hospi?
tal Monday, wero hold this afternoon at
not? West Twenty third stroot. Col.
Rood was sixty-six years old. and was
born in Virginia. On the breaking out
of tho civil war ho joinrd tho Confeder?
ate army, and was promoted to chiof of
General Joe Wheolor's staff on the
cavalry branch of the Confederate army,
lie was a bravo soldier and distinguished
himself in Wheelor's raids. Ret d eamo
to New York and beoiiuio a member of
tho Confederate veterans camp of this
city. Death is said to have resulted
from shock caused bv tho amputation
of his leg. Rov. Dr. W. W. Hugo read
tho service of tho dead of the Protf stunt
Episcopal Church. Tho body will bo
buried in tho plot of the Confederate
veterans camp in MapleGrovo cemetery.
This Wasn't a Forgiving Father.
OnoncoCK, Va., Jan. 20.?John Nock,
aged 17, eloped with Ella Allworth,
aged 14,and they woro married in Mary?
land. On their* return tho angry
father-in-law opened flro on Nock i
house with a double-barreled shotgun
and filled it with holes. No one was
hurt. Nock had bis father in law ar?
rested and bound ovor to keep tho
To Suppress Anarehlat Publications.
PARIS, Jan. 20.?Tho press law amond
mont bill passed its final reading in tho
senate this afternoon. Tho hill is
designed to onablo tho government to
deal summarily with anarchist publica?
tions. It provides for tho soizure, by
administrative decree, instoad of by
judicial order, of objectionable criminal
publications, and for the imprisonment
of their authors and publishers.
City Auditor of Richmond Dead.
Richmond, Va , Jan 20.?City Audi?
tor Miles H. Turpln, formerly a leading
I tobacco manufacturer, died to-day.
ilCE THREE CENTS
THE BOARD OF TRADE MEETING
A Great Deal of Important Busi?
The Attendance Was Large and Knthnsl_
astlc?A Resolution Passed I rglng
Virginia's Representatives In Congress*
to Use Their Inlluencc to Have u Ses?
sion <>l tho United States District
Court Ut'Id.lu Ho?noko?Other Keaoln
tlons-New Constitution and Ily-lavrsr
The board of trado had an interesting
and enthusiastic meeting last night in
tho circuit courtroom. A large attend?
ance was out and questions of vital im?
Tho report of tho board of directors
was submitted, and tho special com?
mittee appointed at tho last quarterly
mooting of tho board reported its efforts
to havo tho city of Roanoke properly
represontod at tho coming Columbian
Exposition id Chicago.
J. Allon Watts offered a resolution
asking Congress for an appropriation to
assist in tho establishment of a naval
rendezvous in Hampton Roads in May;
also a resolution urging Virginia's rep
representativos In Congress to uso their
influenco to have a session of the
United States District Court for tho
Western district of Virginia hold in
A resolution was offered by C*. S.
Hawkins petitioning tho United Scatos
Senate to pass tho bill, recently passed
by tho House of Representative-, grant?
ing tho Norfolk and Wcstorn Railroad
Company leave to extend its lino into
tho city of Washington. N. B John?
ston offered a resolution uiglng Con
gross to tako decialvo steps to insure
the early completion of tho Nicaragua.
Canal. Tbo resolutions woro all
The constitution and by laws, as re?
vised by tho committeo In charge, woro
submitted for approval. They wore
road and adopted by a- ctions. The
olauso providing that In future moot?
ing:* of the board shall be held monthly,
instead of quarterly, elicited a heated
discussion. It was finally decldod that
hereafter meetings of tho Board of
Trado should be held on the first
Thursday In each month, opening
promptly at S o'clock. Tno next meet?
ing will, therefore ho hold on tho first
Thursday night In February.
Under tho new constitution and by?
laws all tho committeo? will bi revised
and several additional ones appointed,
which will add much to tbo usefulness
of tho board.
Tho mooting then adjDbrned.
THE FAROE KEl'T CP.
The Kansas Legislature Still Pooling A w?y
Toi'kka, Kan.. Jan. 20 ?Tbo Demo?
cratic-Republican combine, by which,
tho Stato printer and United States
Senator wero to havo been electod. has
practically corao to griof. Thrno Demo?
crats this morning failed to answer to
their names when tho joint convention
mot to elect a State printer, and it has
been given out that unless the Repub?
licans agree to elect a Democrat to tbe
Senato no further negotiations will bo
This morning in tho l'opullst house
seven Republican members wore
ousted and tho Populists seated. Tbe
reports of tho election committeo wore
placed In a hopper and railroaded
through. Campbell. Republican, of
Donlphan county, who bad 4(i m ?jorifcy
was- unseated becauso bo had been
postmaster at a small town when be
was mado the Republican nominee, und
Shorman, Republican. of Sbawuee
county, who bad -100 majoritv, was a'sd
unseatod. The Republicans and Demo?
crats still continue to recognize tho Re?
public in house and all legislative piu
coodlngs will bo a farce until the court
passes upon tho legality of tho two
A Train Goes Through a nrldge.
Fokt WAYNE, Ind., Jan. 20.?A Lalce
Erie and WeBte?n passongor train wont
through tho bridge spanning tbo Wabaab
rlvor at Peru at an early hour this
morning, ^o far as can bo learned no
one was killed outright, but every pas?
senger on tho train was moro or less in?
jured. Ono has since dlod. Three
others aro not expoct'd to live. One
ond of the spans of tho immonso bridge
went down, carrying tbo train with iL>
Fire Immediately broke out. and In l?is
than an hour tho on tiro train was
Fishermen Strike For Higher IV.i ?-.<?:
Pensacoi.A, Fla., Jan. 20.?Tbo
fishermen's protective association ?i
this city, to got a bettor remuneration
for their labor, have struck for higher
prices from shippers of fish from this
Fanners Plowing In Montana.
GREAT FALLS, Mont, Jan. 20. ? Far?
mers about Great Palls have been plow?
ing for tbo last three weeks. Tbe ?
thermometer now stands at .~>0 degrees
No Choice Yet in Montana.
Helena, Mont., January 20?Tud
ballot in tho joint assembly for United
States Sonator to-day rosultod as fol?
lows: Sanders, 32; Clark, 23; Dixon, 11;
Collins 2. No choice
An Empty Honor for Klklns.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., January 20V?
Trie Republican caucus last night nomi?
nated Stephen B. Elk Ins for tho loajy
term and Jildtro Edwin Maxwell for tbe
short term in the United States Senate.
Forecast for Vnpiniu and Nonh Caro?
lina: Fair, excopt probable snow in
Northern Virginia by Saturday nights
warmer; winds shifting to southerly. \