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BVBBY MORNING, BXCBPT MONDAY. ROANOKE TIMK3 PUBLISHING CO., Publisher* and ^Proprietors. 199 CAMPBELL AYBNUB S. W. TERMS BY MAIL, (Pottage Prepaid.) Belly, one month. ?* three month.J?M ?* six months.? ?? one year .<>-w All papcrt tent out ot the city must be paid tor nvambly In advance. TUB WEEKLY TIMES. thb WnaiT Times, containing tho news ot ihc ween In a more condensed form, one year, 81.U0 In advance. Bemlttancca by cxprcee. money-order, rcgls ered letter, chock, or dratt, should be addresecd and made payable to TBB ROANOKE TIMES PUBLISHING CO., Roanoke, Virginia. Entered at the.PoBtofflco at Roanoke as tccond elate matter. TELEPHONE NUMBER 124. TOT Timbs Is delivered In Roanoke, Salem and Vinton every morning byjcarrlers for 50 cents per aaonth. _ THE) TI?1-E3 can D? touna regularly on <j?1b at the following placee: Boanoke?Georgre Qravatt, Jr., M. D. Smith's, HotelB Boanoke, Ponco do Leon, Hb'bNbwb Stand, 34 Balem avenue F. B. Carr, Terry Building. Bristol, Tenu.-W. A. Ward, Front Street. Bluefleld-Bluefleld Inn. Lyuahburg?Norvell-Arllngton Hotel. Focahontas? Pocahontaa Inn. Pulaskl?Maple Shade Inn, Brown &t Brown. Badford-Bedford Inn. W. O. Butler. Balem? vV. 8. Oakey & Co. Woahliigton?Wlllara'B. The Metropoli? tan. WythovHie - -K H. Bailey. Norfolk and Weatern tram a. Howell's American Kcwspaper Oireo k9Tj for 1891 pnta the circulation of THB. ?OAKOKE time3 above that of any ether paper in Southwest Virginia, nnd at ?aore than that of all the other papers ot Koanoke combined. ROANOKE, VA., MAY lb, 1S53 BOUTHKRN STATES AND COTTON ItlANClMClUltB. It has probably been a source of sur? prise to not a few who have considered the question that tho cotton industry cf tho American continent, instead of hav? ing established its principal habitat in the localities where the cotton has grown, should have taken up its chief location in tho New England States. And it must have surprised a good many more that tircat Britain, which has no raw cotton at command, and has to import every ounce of its raw material from foreign countries and chiefly from the Southern Slates, should have taken the lead in this industry for so many | yearB. On the face of tho matter it would naturally be supposed that cotton could be moBt cheaply and conveniently manu? factured on tho spot where it was grown, just as iron and steel are most con? veniently produced where the raw coal and iron ores aro at hand. The main reason, of course, for the supremacy of Great Biitain in tbe cotton manufacture has been the fact that it has been tbe home of tho most important applications of machinery to that industry, and con? sequently tho center in which tho mechanical appliances required for its development have been most readily ac? cessible According to tbe most recent returns at command tho supply of raw cotton furnished by tho world Las grown from an average of 1,110,700,000 pounds in the Ovo years onding 1S50, to 5,007,200, 000 pounds in the yoar 1801 Of tbo former quantity tho I'nited States sup? plied 1)04,200,000 pounds, or S7 per cent., while of tho latter quantity that country provided 4,00-5,000 000 pounds, or 80 per cent In spito of tbo fact that other conntries have been supplying raw cotton in increasing quantities there appears to be no country so well suited for furnishing tho requirements of tho world as tho Southern Statos of America. But while America furnishes eighty per cent of the raw cotton consumption of tho world, that country retained for its own consumption in 18'.il 1,215,600, 000 pounds, or a little more than one third of tho total quantity there pro? duced. The remainder was used by England and by tho continent of Europe in almost equal proportions. Why Bhould not tbo United S:atos alter this condition of things ani become the cot? ton emporium for neutral nations as England has h<tbo>*to been? If wo look closely at tho facts wo shall soo that this event ii probably nearer than is generally supposed, and that it is to tho South that tho rostof the world is likoly to look in tho future, as tho contor of the Amoricon cotton manufaiture. The recent statistics of American Cotton manufacture issued from tho cen9U8 office shows that groat strides have been made by tho Southern Siates between 1880 and 1800. Tho amount of capital Invested in that industry in tho Southern group has advancod from 821.976.7J3 to 861,124,096! the number of hands omployod has advanced from 20,827 to 41,481, and tho value of tbo manufactured products has boon raised irom 821,038,712 to 810,071,503. This comparcBvery favorably with tho pro? gress made by any other group of States within tho samo interval. A Small Assignment. 'Herndcn & Co., of 325 Salem avenue, made an assignment of their steck yes? terday to W. S. Gooch. Tho estimated value of tho stock ie between 8300 and ?1,000. THE ODORLESS EXCAVATOR. To tub Editor of The Times: A prominent olty official in an interview stated that bo could do nothing in re? gard to the ordinance requiring scav? engers to use an odorless excavator? that an "odorless" wou'd cost fivo hun? dred dollars (8500). Tho ordinance was passed last December, and all scav? engers luve had amplo time to comply with the law. It is true that each night somo place requires tno services of the scavenger, and that urgently, but, in view of the lapse of timo since tho pas sago of tbe ordinance, can that be ac? cepted as a valid excuso for non com? pliance? Are we citizens and taxpayors to be nightly subjected to a nuijance and a menace to tho health of our families that oco or two individuals may continue to reap a benefit at tho least possible expense? Hour city to bo conducted for the benefit of the few at the expense of the wholo? Instances have occurred where an in? dividual has received from 8500 to S2, 500 for tho loss of ono limb. 19 lifo so cheap or hoalth so valueless that S500 is too much to pay for protection to 25, 000 souls. That this open cart system or any other sort of the ordorless exca? vator, WHICH does not poison the air at the seat of operations, is allowed to exist is an injustice to the community. Ii is said that Mr. - ;; biving new tight wagons built. If he ur anyone else be allowed to use anything other than that prescribed by law it will be an outrage upon tho coin-nunity. Continue your good work in agitating this matter,and for tho good of the com? munity I beg of you that you will not lay pen aside in this cause until the desired end is desired. Yours for health, C. LANGDON. Roanoke, May 17 IIiiscluill Game Yesterday. A game of biseball was played yes? terday afternoon on tho old baseball crounis on Jefferson street between tho Diamond Rex baseball team, of this city, and tbo Roanoke College club, of Salem, which resulted in a victory for tbe former by a score of 11 to 1. Tho feature of tbo game was tho battery work of Settles and Riloy, only two hits being made off Settles, one of them being a scratch. Sudden Death In Htillitliack. Fred. Hale, a cit'zen of IJallahack, dropped dead at bis home last Tuesday. He was in his 06th year and leaves a family. The funeral will be conducted to day at 10 o'clock from tbo resiier.ee and the remains interred in tbo family burying giounl in the vicinity. This is the fourth sudden death that has oc? curred in this neighborhood within the last ten days. Konnohc Will be Well Represented. Tho seventh annual meeting of tho Virginia Firemen's Association will convene at Staunton June 7. Twenty flvo men will go from tho Junior IIoso Company, thirty five from tho Friend? ship Company and quito a Dumber from the Vigilants. Roanoko will no doubt be creditably represented at Stauntuu. The Scroatli Liquor License Case. Tho entire day was occupied in tho circuit court yesterday in the consider? ation of the application for barroom license of .1. L. Scroath in East Roa? noke. The evidence is all in and the argument has beeu made by counsel. Judge Dupuy will probably render his decision this morning. Morris' Case Continued. Robert Morris was tried yesterday before Police Justice Turner on a charge of shooting at another colored man at Mount Zion Church last Sunday, but owing to the absence of witnesses it was continued. He was fined ?5 for beating an Italian fakir last month. Conner-Parker. Miss Berta Parker, the beautiful and popular daughter of James Parker, was married last evening at S o'clock at tho residence of Mrs. Robert Ingram, near tbo Crozer Furnaco, to Edward E. Con? ner. The ceremony was performed by Rov. C. 11 Buchanan and was witnessed by a largo number of invited guests. Strawberry Peativnl. Tho Ladies' Aid Society of tho East Roanoke Baptist Church "will give a strawberry festival Friday ana Saturday nights. May 19 and 20, at their new grounds at Bethany Presbyterian Church._ A Kallrond Hildne on Fire. The Shonandoab Valley railroad bridge at Natural Bridge caught fire Tuesday night, but tbo flames wero ex? tinguished by tbo crow of a passing train before any very serious damage was done. Called to Ills Son'a Hedhido. Rov. M. A. Wilson, pastor of the East Roanoke Baptist Church, has been sum? moned to Princeton, VV. Va.. to visit bis son, Dr. Frank L. Wilson, who is seriously ill in that city. He is Kvldently an Expert. J. Byrd Ruddell, of Vinton, is author? ity for tho statement that German carp bavo been caught out of Uoanoke river this spring which weigaod fifteen pounds. _ Festival To-night. A festival will be held this evening and to morrow evening in tho lecture room of tho First Presbyterian Church under the auspices of the Louise Mis? sionary .Society. Said the to himself, "If tbo ii'-con I could get,, whenever I'm tlry^^ my throat I could wet; The moon is a ?? quarter?with n quar? ter I hear; you can purchase five gul . Ions of Hires' Root Beer." A Dellclous, Temper? atue, Thirst-quenching, Health-aivlng Drink. Good for any tlmo ot year. A 35c. package makes 5 gallons, Be sure and _get Hires'. 61R CHABLES' AUOl'MKNT. He Continue! the British Cms Before the Court uf Arbitration. Paris, May 17.?Sir Charles Bussell resumed his argument to day in behalf of the BritUh case before the Bering soa tribunal of arbitration. Sir Charles argued that tho seizures mado of British vessels in Bering sea wero not justifia? ble, and be pointed out that tho rights derived from Russia by the United States wero moroly tho ordinary prop? erty rights in the soil and not in the seals. In tho afternoon be discussed the treaties concluded in the yoars 1824-'25 between Russia, England and the United States, and endeavored to prove from th3 treaties that Groat Britain had never departed from her objection to Russia's claim of exclusive jurdisiction in Bering Sea, and that Bering Sea was not a marcclaueum, but that all nations had a right to free navigation in that sea. Incidentally he recurred to tho forged interpolations in Russian documents to sustiln the American case. Ho said that ho was sorry, but he would have to mako further allusion to tho forgeries, as not until the forgeries were dis? covered was tho claim of property in tho seals elaborated. DISCUSSING HOME Rl'I.B. Kx-Secretary Ilalfour and Others Suggest Amendments Without Keanlt. London, May 17.?The house of com? mons resumed tho consideration of the Irish home rulo bill in ojmmittro to? day. Tho Hon. St. John Brodrick moved to amend tho bill so as to em? power tho crown to diminish and re? strain tho powers granted to the Irish parliament. Prime Minister Gladstone opposed the amendment. Tho ex chief secretary, Balfour, ad? mitted that the Irish legislature might to a cortainextentbo controlled through tho viceroy, but there was nothing in tho bili which enabled parliament to interfere with the action of the Irish ex? ecutive. Machinery ought io bo pro? vided whereby tho vagaries of tho ex? ecutive council should bo restrained. Mr. Balfour suggested that tho final de? cision of the point bo deferred until a later stage in the bill. Mr. Gladstone to day declined to agree io an adjournment of tho houso over Derby day, in order to enablo tho mem? bers to witness tho great race, which will tako place at tho end of this month. MINISTER THCKSTON NOW. Ho Eucceeds J. Mott Smith at Washing? ton. San FRANCISCO, May 17.?Thosteamer Oceanic arrived from Hong Kong and Yokohama via Honolulu this morning. She brings the latest advices from tho Hawaiian I slands dated May 10. Lor rin A. Thurston wa3 appointed minister to Washington May 1 to succeed J. Mott Smith. Mr. Stevens has definitely an? nounced that bo will loavo for his homo in United States May 24. Mr. Stevens has boon quoted as feeling very bitter toward Mr. Blount, on account of tho latter's action in hauling down the American flag, but as Mr. Stovons last Sunday gavo an elaborato dinner to Mr. and Mrs. Blouat, at which all present seemed to enjoy themselves ihurunptiiT-, that feeling ha3 apparently changed. As regards the (situation both sides aro playing waiting. UNFORCED RKST FOR tRAINMKN. Florida Prohibits Them from Working More Thau Thirteen Hours Daily. Tallahassk, Fla , May 17.?A bill has passed tho senate forbidding rail? road companies to mako "runs" of train? men longer than thirteen hours each, and compelling at least eight hours to olapso between runs. It is alleged that several recent accidents wero duo to c-ngineers and conductors being physi? cally exhausted from continued train work. In ono instanco thc-y wero on duty twenty four hours without sleop or rest. The bill ha:; raised much indignation among railway otlicials, who threaten, if the bill becomes a law, to cut down trainmen's wages and reduco train service. Wh'?kcy Trust lloudfl. Chicago, May 17.?The directors of tho Distillers' and Cattlo Feeders' Com? pany met again to day to consider tho prosposed issue of bonds. They con? sidered the question all tho morning and adjournc-d for lunch withoutdeciding further than the issue- is to be$6,000,000 of 5 per cent., in tbo nature of deben? tures, over half to bo hold to securo rebate; tho remainder to bo used as collateral in case it is decided to go into tho distributing business. Killed in a Pan Handle Wreck. zanesville, Ohio, May 17.?An axlo on a freight train on tho Fan Handlo railroad near Frasersburg, Ohio, broko just as tun train entered thobridgo over tho canal this morning. Tho bridgo was dragged down and fiftoen cars wero piled up in tho canal. Tho trainmen escaped by jumping, but two tramps who were stealing a ride, and whose names wero unknown, wero killed. Jersey City's Ring Defeated. Trenton, N. J., May iv.?Justice Dopuo, of tho supremo court, filed a decision this afternoon in tho Jersey City board of finance litigation, remov? ing tho injunction against Messrs, Dot wilor and Frasior, and those gontlemen will now tako thoir scats, pending a final decision of the matter in tbo court of errors and appeals. Glaea Workers Kscape. BniDOETON, N. J., May IT.?Tho jury in tho conspiracy case of President Ar rington, Viqo President Trath and Sec rotary Marshall, of tho < irren Glass Workers' National Organization, was discharged by Judge Hoagland last night. Tho jury was unable to roach a vordict. Joutnullst? Leave for the West-. NEW York, May IT.?Tho oastorn delegates to tho convention of tho International League of Press Clubs to bo hold at St. Paul, Minn., May 18, started from tho Grand Central station to-day. Tho delegates travel on a special train. Wckt .Superior Steel Company Attached, New York, May IT.?An attachment for $<).r>,00t) against tho West Superior Iron and Steel Company in favor of tho Atlanta Trust Company, trusteoof Cecil P.. Grilllth, was grantod by Judgo An? drews to-day. THE ROANOKE TROST, LOAN AND SAFE DEPOSIT CO., Roanoke ----- Va. Capital and Profits $434,633.15 General Banking and Brokerage, FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE. Interest paid on Deposits. Accounts solicited. Special attention paid to Collections. We bavo the finest Steel, Burglar-Proof Vaults in the State. SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES FO RENT ON EASY TERMS. P. L. Terry, Pros. H. S. Trout, Vice-Pres. S. W. Jamison, Soc'y and Treas. H. M. Dahn-all, Ass't Sec'y and Treas. RELIABLE SEED. We have on sale Peter Henderson & Co FLOWER AND GARDEN SEEDS At same prices as sold by their House in New York, and save youiself postage and freight charges. Market gardeners supplied in any quantity at their mar? ket gardeners' price list. C. R. WERTZ, 204 Commerce St. ROANOKE, - - - VA. "Henderson's" lawn grass seeds a specialty. Absolutely Unrivalled For Excellence of Design and Construction, Simplicity, Easy Operation, Durability and Speed. ADOPTED AS THE OFFICIAL WRITING MACHINE j OF THE World's Columbian Exposition.' - --? ? * .-] SEND FOR ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE w yckoff, Seamans & Benedict, 337 BROADWAY, NEW YORK. 5 lti 2aw. Blooded Stallion For Sale. Messrs. Dyer Bros, will sell at Public Auction to tho bigest bidder for cash, SATURDAY, MAY27TH, at 12 o'clock, a magnificent thoroughbred French Draft Stallion. Horse and pedigrco can be seen at Dyer Bros', stable. This is a raro chance for tho lovers of good horses. 5 13 tds Will Vialt Kojal Arcanum Councils. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Botts, of Fred ericksburg, aro in tho city visiting their son, James B. Botts, of the Noatolk and Western railroad. Mr. Botts is treas? urer of tho State council of the Royal Arcanum, and while here will visit the councils of that order in Roanoke, Salem aad Pulaskl. ]?n\rorth League Entertainment. The Epworth League of Leo Stroot Methodist Church will givo a nico en? tertainment next Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Tho literary department of the loaguo will havo an entertainment in tho auditorium ot tho church and re? freshments will bo served in tho base? ment. _ Thnnka to Otceoln Lodge. Mrs. G. W. Ehrbart desires to express her thanks to tbo membors of Osceola Lodge, No. 17, Knights of Pythias, and to all frionds and neighbors for their kind attention shown to hor in the hour of her sad bereavement. Iturlal of n Little Iloy. R. C. Allen, tho liitlo- throo-year-o:d son of W. C. Allen, who died at tl.o family homo on Thirteenth avenuo n. w., Tuesday afternoon was burned at 10 o'clock yesterday in tho City Cemetery. W. P. Ditor, druggist, Springfield, Mass., writes: "Japaneso Pilo Cure has cured lady, 7 years afflicted; could not walk half mi.'o in last 3 years; now walks any distance." Sold by Christian A Barbee. Order furniture from reliable dealers like COPPER ^JJLiTJD STO35T3E0 If you want the best of any grade. The material used is as you would ordor it. Sj is th? mechanical work upholstering and finish. Our furniture will prove jus: as represented and a9 BatiEfactory as if mado to ordor. Call in our now store and seo our presont stock. No. 20 Salem avonuo, next to telegraph ouloo. No. 19 Campbell avenue, next to Postoftico Town of Welch Sale of Lots! An Auction Sale will be held by the WELCH Ml IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. ?ON? WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, MAY 17THand 18TH, 1893. At Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia. TERMS OF SALE One-third cash, one-third in one year with interest, and one third in two years with interest, deferred payment,'; being represented by notes and secured by deed of trust. WELCH is situated in the center of the GREAT POCA HONTAS FLAT-TOP COAL FIELD, on the Ohio Ex ?^VJl.fljllt ctlxU WcolUU Ivalli Oom r?S.ITV. Elkhorn and Tug rivers flow through the town, and fur? nish an excellent water supply for town, manufacturing and drainage purposes. WELCH is the COUNTY SEAT of McDowell County, and has a population of PI"V"E3 JdL U 3D. Many dwellings and business houses have been erected, and are in the course of erection. All of those completed are occupied, and there is not a vacant dwelling or store i room withiu the town limits. Its proxiiiiity to tbe numerous coal and coke operations and timber fields, its advantages as a distributing point, its rapid and steady growth, combine to make WELCH, not only a most promising point for real estate investments, but offers a field for the location of manufacturing industries, for the establishment of jobbing houses in dry goods, notions, bcots, shoes, hats, drugs, tinware, groceries, etc., and for residence purposes. No one has ever yet failed to make good money on real estate at WELCH. " There will be more money made in lots bought at this sale, and you are likely to see several chances to improve your lot in life. WELCH LAND IMPROV IT CO, I- A. WELCH, Pres., 5 6 '93 Bramwell, W. Va. H. W. SHIELDS, Sec. Bramwell, W. Va. GREAT CLEARANCE SALE ?AT? Te*welr3T Store. 25 PER CENT. OFF ALL STAPLE GOODS. CALL AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. FOR 30 DAYS ONLY. 22 SALEM AVENUE S. W. House Cleaning Time is Upon Us! And the lace to get the WALL PAPER! In all ofthe the Now Designs to make the homo look fresh and clean, as well as a-a. :s 2s :hj 1 b In all grades and styles; also the Lace Curtains, Chenille Car tains, Art Rugs, Smyrna and Moquette Rugs, ?is at? jWm. F. Baker's, 106 Salem Avenue s. w. F. S.?Wall Paper hung and Carpets made and laid upon short notice. Old papers for the next wook at 10 cents per hurdred.