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The entire stock
rhich has been reduced by the recent
cost sale, will be closed out to
any one wishing a
as well as a good stand at a
But .wish to say, until such arrange?
ments are made, we will
continue to sell
We still have nearly everything desired.
4.1! wool silk wraps", 38-mch benriettasl
(?kTfbr $1. ai 75 cts; all wool silk
finish, 46-inch heuriettas, sold for ?1,
soli at 7i> eis.; all wool 40-inch
benrietta. sold for 85 cts. now 02* cts.,
all wool 38-inch heuriettas, sold for
50 ct>. now 37* cts.; all wool 38-inch
benriettas. soid tor 37i eis. now 25 cts.
We have a full *.ine of plush wraps,
modjeskss, uewmarfcets, and jackets,
ind we can ?ave you tlie profits other
ouses are making, j
Fruit of the loom, bleach, 8* cts.
Lonsdala, bleach, 84 cts.
Lonsdale, cambric. Wl cts.
Wamm?cutta, bleach, 11 cts.
New York mills, 11 cts.
Pri le oi the West, bleach. 12} eta.
Forsyth. 4-4 brown cotton. Gets.
Dundee. 4-4 brown cotton 0 cts.
Mohawk Valley ,10-4 bieachtd sheet?
ing fo 24 cts . worth 30 eis.
Ulica. 10-4 bleached sheeting for 27
cts. worth 35 eis.
Pepperall. 10 4 bleached sheeting,
-2-2) eis.
Clark's O. X. T. spool cotton, 4 cts..
per spool. 43 cts. per dozen.
It will pay you to examine our stock
fore purchasing.
134 Salem avenue.
open her class in vocal music,
January 6th. For terms, apply to
Music Rooms, 315 Commerce street.
dec20, 31, & jan4. *
ton Bros. Square Grand Action
Piano. The owner wishes to leave
Roanoke in a short time, aud will
offer the above piano for a few days
at a greatly reduced price. Apply
to MISS K. P. WH1TEHEAD, 3781
Eighth avenue, S. W. dec20 3t |
acres, good 5 room dwelling, 50
acres tine lumber, for onlv?G00 cash.
Apply to J. F. W IN'tFI ELD, Insur?
ance and Real Estate Agent.
from R. R. Depot. $1.000 cash.
Apply to J. F. WINGFIELD.
accident insurance, the best in |
the world, and therefore the cheapest.
_J. F. WINGFIELD, agent,
nine rooms, for ?1,050. in month- j
ly payments of ?30.
" Lot" in Edge wood for ?300, ?50 cash |
ami ?10 per month.
House and lot on Eighth avenue
?2.000. $300 cash and * 25 per month
House and lot on Eighth avenue fo
.$1,850, Cash$350 and ?20 per month
Hvde Park lots at ?250 to ?300.
Insurance and Real Estate Agent, 1-13 j
Salem avenue._
nine rooms, for $1,650, in monthly
payments of ?30. J. F. WlXGFlELD, f
real estate and insurance agent.
nov24 tf_
on the east side ot Jefferson street
between Third and Fourth avenue,
opposite new opera house; price
$4,500. One-third cash, one third]
November 1, 1890, balance November 1,
1891. Address lock box 188, City.
dec28 lw.
brick, also two dump-carts and j
harness, new. E DID1KR. dec271w.
m some experience at the printing]
business. Apply at this office. dec23tf.
?V boarders at 40G Fourth avenue,
southwest; JftRd room and board.
- dec21-2w
iron fence, suitable for a ceme?
tery. Lot 15x30. C R.Evans. dec251w.
1 Roanoke Milling company stock.
Refer to S. WT. HO VV'ERTON.
_dec22 lw
tleman and wife can find board in j
a private family. Rooms large and j
pleasant. Also two rooms to rent.
Apply at 503 Third Avenue, S. W.
_dec. 19, 3 taw lm.
Manufacturing company. The
Roanoke Manufacturing company
want three or four good good shop
workmen. Fair wages will be paid
for good, worthy men. Nothing else
nsed apyly. . dtefc 14-tf
WE have a line of Ladies'NEW?
we are ottering at greatly reduced
Former Prices. Now.
I Lot Newmarkets . $ 4.50 $ 3 25
1 'k " . 5.50 4.00
1 ?.? , 8.00 COO
1 " " . 10 50 I 8.0"
1 " ?? . 14.00 10 00
1 Lot Jackets . . . 2.50 1.75
1 ?? " ... 4.00 2.75
1 " ?? ... 4.50 3 50
1 " *? ... 5 50 4 00 i
1 *k " ... 0.50 4 50
1 'k ?* ... 7 50 ! 5.001
1 " ... 8.00 COO
1 " 14 ... 9.00 7.00
FULL LINE of Plush Coats. Jackets,
Modjeskas, and \ Jackets.
just r'eceivedI
A new lot Children's and Misse.-'
loug Clouks and Jackets, ranging from
4 to 10 years.
Full assortment Silk Hankkerchiefs,
Silk Mufflers. Fancy and Plain White,
Linen Handkerchiefs.
Blaukets, Comforts and Counter?
panes, Lace Curtains and Poles.
We have just replenished our stock
of Wool and Fur Felt Hats and Tur?
bines. Birds, Feathers, Plush and Silk
Velvets, in all colors.
We haven't the space to euumerate
our tine a;-sortment of Dress Goods.
All we ask is an iuspectiou, and we(
cuarautee to please you.
42 Salem avenue.
Checkered Front Grocery
salem avenue,
Is well supplied with a full fresh and
varied stock of fancy and select
And all kinds of
Fruit in Season.
celery ? saxt
Lancaster Bros.,
Civil and Mining Engineers.
Surveys, Plans and all Branche? of
Engineering Attended to Promptly.
No. 9 Jefferson street, S. W.
A Young .Wan >'?<???i-!y Starred Found
in n Freight Cnr--The Concert nt
the Opern Hau*? Dt'Ncrving of
nil Praise.
Mr. J. S. Craybill, yard conductor
of the Norfolk and Western yards,
was much surprised last Sunday while
making his rounds at the West End,
to find in one of the freight ears, on
the verge of starvation, a youth ap?
parently about eighteen years old.
The young man had stolon a ride
from Bristol to this city, but by some
me* ns he was locked up in the car.
The ride was commenced on the
Monday previous, but in the delays
and changes of the cars the tramp was
not able to communicate with the
world outside, and in consequence
was kept without tood or water lor
exactly six duys.
When discovered he was hardly able
to stand, but after being supplied
with something to eat he rallied con?
siderably, and at last accounts was
ready to steal another ride should the
necessities of his condition require
him to make the attempt. Ste ling
rides on the cars is an art among these
wayward wanderers, but they owe
their immunity from interference
more to the kindness of heart of the
railroad men than any peculiar dex?
terity on their part.
Is to be Extended to Knwxville, Ten
It is announced in the Knoxville
Journal that the report is current in
railroad circles of an extension of the
Norfolk and Western railroad from
Bristol to the first-named city, work
on which will be commenced in ninety
days from the first of January next.
The Norfolk and Western is a great
railroad and is already doing wonder
fill work in developing the resoure?s
and contributing to the wealth of the
Old Dominion.
The Concert nt the Opern Iloune.
The Boston Quintette Club render?
ed their postponed concert of Satur?
day, the 28rh inst., last night at the
opera hous?i before a large and select
It was a most excellent array of tal?
ent and an entertainment highly ap?
preciated. Special mention should be
made of the flute solo by Mr. Adolph
Burose; the violin solo by Mr. John
F. Rhodes; Schumann's "Traeum
erei" by the club; the ballad "Last
Night," so beautifully sung by Misa
Anne Carpenter and Dunkler's "Hun
garian Caprice" for the Violoncello by
Mr. Louis Blumenberg. (>n the whole
the concert was just what might be
expected from a club of such artistic j
excelleucp, and those who attended
last night enjoyed a rare musical
Deserving all Prnise.
The entertainment given by the
ladies at Clovenlale last Friday night
was an entire success, the amount
realized >,eing $100. The purpose for
which the entertainment was given
was to raise funds to help build h.
L'nion church at that place. The
committee in charge of the nmlerfuk
ing were, Miss Mary Moomaw, Mrs.
D. Richardson aud Mrs. Chase, and
they deserve much praise for their
persistence and energy. The church
will cost about $1,100 most of which
has been raised, and the building will
be framed in this city with a view of
dedicating it 6ix weeks after Christ?
At the Baptist Church. .
The sermon of Rev. Dr. Flippo at
the First Baptist church Sunday
night, was an able and eloquent dis
course on the new and old year, and
the necessity of being prepared to
meet the changes of the latter. The
church as usual, was filled to over?
flowing with a deepl) interested audi?
ence, and it iB earnestly hoped that
increased prosperity and membership
will enable the congregation to com?
plete a place of worship in 1890 worthy
the ability and popularity of the pas?
tor and the needs of bis flock.
Too Far from Home.
George Griggs, a peripatetic colored
individual who claimed to have walk?
ed fn>m Henry county to this city,
was before the mayor yesterday on
the charge of being a vagrant. As
it was plain that Griggs, only visible
means of support were his legs, his
honor, the mayor, fined him $15. and
as not a cent "of current money was
found on his person, he was sent to
jail to join the chain gang in its efforts
to improve the public thoroughfare
of the city.
To Prevent Crnelty.
In order to organize a society for the
prevention of cruelty to animals,
about which several notices have ap?
peared in the Times, persons desiring
to connect themselves with the so?
ciety are requested by Judge S. G.
Williams to call on Mr. P. L. Terry,
at Trust, Loan and Safe Deposit com
?any: Mr. T. T. Fishburne, F.xchange
ational bank, or Dr. O. F. Flippo.
When the names of a sufficient num
ber of persons are secured an organ i
zation will be effected. -
A "Welcome Visitor.
Judge W. Griffin, of Salem, was in
the city yesterday for the first time
since, the commencement of tbj
Christmas holidays. The outlook at
Salem is fine, and with its excellent
ocation the Judge is a firm believer
in the rapid growth and progress of
the city, all of which the people of
Roanoke earnestly desire.
Salem Items.
" "Mr. Peter Coperland, formerly of
Amsterdam, Va., but recently moved
to Salem, died with consumption in
that city yesterday. He was sixty
five year? old.
Willie Ballard.the little ten-year
old son of Major Ballard, of Salem,
was thrown from a horse and severely
hurt cn Saturday last.
Why not use A. B. C Tonic and
"Alterative," and be relieved? De
toye ems daogerotah
The Time* Will Publish a List ?i
Those Who Will Reeelve.
Asa matter of news, and for the
convenience of those interested, the
Tim KS desires to publish tomorrow
morning (New Year's.) a complete list
! of all the ladies of Roanoke and vicin?
ity, who will receive on that day. In
order to do this the ladies are request?
ed to send in their names and ad
dresses; also the names of those who'
will assist them by eight o'clock this
evening. There will be no charge of
course for those notices, and the list
will be of valuable aid to those making \
The City In n netter Condition than
Ever Before.
Mayor Carr a day or two ago made
atourof inspection around the city
to see if certain ordinances were being
observed, and also looked into the
sanitary condition of the town gen?
erally. In conversation with a Times
reporter yesterday io re^""d to the
result of his trip the mayor said:
"lu making my examination of the
city's condition, I traveled about ten
miles and inspected nearly every por?
tion of the city. It gives me pleasure
to state that I found everything in
better condition than it has ever been,
and especially was the sanitary con?
dition in excellent order. Nearly!
everybody had complied with the or
dinancea of the city. I have not made
out my report yet but will do so be?
fore the council holds its next meeting,
ut which time it will bo handed in."
Coming and (Jolng/a of Peraena We
A telephone was placed in the
Ma\or's office yesterday.
Mrs. Frank Hlanchard is visiting
relatives in Bristol, Tenu.
.Mrs. E. 1), Hayth, of Jackson, Bote
tourt county, is visiting in tho city
Mr. Paul \V. Pape returned yester?
day from a trip to Richmond.
Mrs. M. E. Hargrove, ol Luray, was
in The city yesterday.
Mr. G. \V. Lovell returned yebterday
from a visit to Liberty.
Mr. R. J. S"ott, depot agent at
Buchanan, was in the city yesterday.
Mr. tf. C. Th unas and wife spent
Sunday with Mrs. 1. W- Vinyard, of
Rev Burton S Highley, editor of
the Tai hot Times, Trappe, Md., was
in Vinton Sunday visiting friends.
Dr. E. A. Parsons, of Salem, passed,
through here yesterday on his way to
Mr. C. R. Evans returned yesterday
from a visit to his brother, Mr. A J.
Evans, a< Stateeville, N. C.
Mr. C. B. Coeke, of Bufordsville, is
visiting Mr. R. S. Williams, on Camp
hell street.
Mr. M. B. Buck, of Baltimore, and
Mr J. W. Thorb*ugh, of Carrolton,
Md.. are in the city prospecting.
Miss Bettie Couch, of Lynchburg,
stopped here yesterday while en route
to Luray to visit friends.
Mr. B. W. Barksdale, clerk at the
Relay house. Lynchburg, was in the
city yesterday.
Mrs. Dr. R. F. Lipes, of Cheubusco,
Ind., is in the city,the guest of herold
friend, Mrs. G. P."Read.
Mayor Can* was very much indis
posed yesterday hut managed to at?
tend to the duties of his office.
Mr W. B Von ton and wife, of
Blacksburg, Va., were guests at Hotel
Roanoke yesterday.
Mr. J. G. I. S. Miller, of Elkton,
Va.. is in the city looking after his
real estate interests.
Mr. W. A Stohberg, of Philadel?
phia has accepted a position at Croz
er's furnace.
Mrs. It Catogni, of Norfolk, is visit?
ing her son, Mr. J. Catogni, the pop?
ular Salem avenue confectioner.
Miss Louise Barksdale, of Lynch?
burg. is visiting Mrs. George Wright,
on Campbell street.
Major B. W. Arnold, who represents
Bedford county in the legislature, is
in the city.
Hon. John W. Wood, member of
the House of Delegates from this dis?
trict, leaves today for Richmond.
Mrs. J. H. Featherstone left yester?
day for Appomatox courthouse, where
she will spend several weeks with
Miss Mollie Lemon, of Botetourt
county, is in the city, the guest of her
brother, Mr., A. C. Lemon, at the
Read House.
Mr. J. I. Goodman left yesterday for
Richmond to attend a meeting of the
executive committee of the Young
Men's Christian Association.
Mr. H. 0. Williams, of Richmond,
state secretary of the Young Men's
Christian association, was in the city
Mr. T. H. Humphreys, treasurer of
the Valley Mutual Life Insurance
company, of Staunton, is a guest at
the Felix hotel.
Dr. S. P. H. Millar and daughters,
Misses Nina and Bessie and son, J. H.
Miller, of Elkton, Va., were guestB at
Hotel Roanoke yesterday.
Miss Mamie Fellers, who has been
visiting triends in this city for some
time, will leave this morning for
Princeton, West Va., on a visit to her
uncle, Mr. Z. Fellers, of that place.
Misses Turner, Hurt and Christian,
of Hollins institute, who have been
sojourning with Dr. L. P. Christian
during the holidays, returned to their
books yesterday.
Mr. Robert Parker, of Drewry's
Bluff, has aceepted a position with
Mr. C. S. Churchill, engineer of main
teuence of way of the Norfolk & West
ern railroad company.
Mr. G. I. Fairbrother, of this city,
an employe of the Norfolk and West?
ern railroad, who was recently married
at Conneaut, Ohio, to Miss Earkey
Weldon, is at the City hotel, accom?
panied by his bride
Mr. E. R. Barksdale, travelinp sales?
man for the Pocahontas^oal company,
returned home yesterday from, a
week's visit to relatives in Marlon,
where his wife will remain several
days longer._
The Weather.
The weather yesterday was a disa?
greeable change from the spring-like
breezes of the early part of Christmas
week. Mud and a drizzling rain were
the order of the day and pedestrian
ieta was decidedly wyfclpMf? .. ?
[ Hew Batltflnvfl SUsldlj Uoltcg up nail
?till th* Cry is for X*re-Beln Be
sld*n?es mm*- Baals mi Uoa?ei
fa Dcaaaad.
Roanoke U growing, so rapidly and
bo many people are coming here
every day to make this .their perma?
nent home, that it is almost impos
I sible to snpply them with dwelling
houses and places of business,
notwithstanding the large number of
buildings that have been erected and
are continuing to be erected.
With the advent of the new year
and the opening of the. building
season proper, however, the wants of
everybody will be supplied by the
erection of hundreds of new
In the meantime people will con?
tinue to come to look around, see
how busy things arev and return
home to move hers in the-spring.
Below is what the real estate men
that could be found- yeaterday say
about the demand for houses:
Yager & Campball:. "The demand
for houses in Roanoke is much larger
than the supply. - Despite the great
number of houses erected hi 1889, it is
almost an impossibility to find a va?
cant building. We have a large rent
list of over one hundred houses, but.
there is not a single one in our pos?
session that is unoeeupied. People
are coming to Roanoke faster than
ever before and must have houses to
live in. We are having residences
erected aa fast as-possible; but the
supply is inadequate. If we had ?ev
eral (rood etables with chimneys they
could be rented at. once.. The year
1890 will be -the - most .prosperous
Roanoke has ever had, and 1891 will
be more so-."
dames S. Simmons & Co.: "We
have a large number of applications
for houses every day. Sometimes the
number reaches twenty-five or thirty,
and it is an impossibilty to supply
the demand. As a general rule houses
of a better class are desired now. At
this time we are not harving buildings
erected, but so soon aa spring opens
the Home Building .and Conveyance
company, of whieh we are agents,
will begin the erection of a large
number of houses."
Francis B. Kemp <fc Co. : "We have
not a single house to rent, and applica?
tions are constantly coming in. A
number of persons called here this
morning, but we ware unable to sup?
ply therm There-are very faw -build?
ings of any kind eitherfOTTent or fori
sale. The demand is greater now than |
at the same period last year, showing
conclusively that the influx of popu la
tion is greater."
B. L.Greider: "I never sawany thing I
like the scarcity of houses in Roanoke
at present. We have a large rent list, |
but there is not a vacant house on it.
I am not having any building doneat j
this time."
C. O'Leary: "Thedemand for houses
is largely -in excess -of the ? supply. I
suppose we could rent fifty houses at
once, if we had them. We a?*e flnish
ing'np four dwelling-housesinM-elrose
addition near the driving park, and
will have twenty-fiveor thirty con?
structed there in 18*0."
J. R. Hockadayr "I have been in
business in Roanoke for seven years,
but this Is the first lime since I started
up that I did not havearracant house
on my rent list. The -demand is both
for residences and business, houses.
Everything' points toward a. bright
year in 1890, and I. think Roanoke's
outlook is decidedly favorable."
J.W. Neal: "The demand for houses
at this time is enormous, and the sup?
ply is entirely inadequate. People
come to me almost every day begging
for houses and say if they- can't get a
house they will takei a room. There
is a large call for both residences and
business houses,- but of course the
number that want dwellings, exceed'
those which desire business- houses."
ChipmanvMassieACo; "Thesupply
of houses of all kinds is exhausted.
We have only one*h?u#fc.whieir?i8 for
Tent and tbatv-ifVwa^xukh to the sub?
urbs. A lat^-nsBtBftXtrft people ap
ply to ub ever.ydft^for- houses, but it
is entirely^csxt^OMarin^mwr to supply
them. Wo-hsdi abouXr fifteen appli
cant* Satuxdayv Thedemand is
greatermow ttaicitthaa,- boen<at any
time in-thednat twelve months. - The
population- is incxeasin&-7ery-rapidly,
Tayener & Mthaatiz "A few
months suga we had* large-number of
houses on. hand f?r renf, but today
there isn't a vacaat.hrtiae- on- our rent
list. We have, a large number of calls
each day for houses, both residences
and business. The Midway Land
company, for which we are agents,
will next spring erect a number of
buildings. In 1890: more bouses will
be erected than to any. previous year,
and from present indications the
year upon which we are just entering
will be the most active in all branches
of business that Roanoke has over
?T. F. Wingfield: "I have constant
calls for houses, and especially do the
people want a good class of dwellings.
The number of persons calling on me
for buildings to rent frequently
reaches a dozen or fifteen. I have
only two houses on hand now for rent
and these are situated in Hyde park
addition. These could have been
rented weeks ago, bat the Hyde Park
Land company has been holding them
for sale. I think this company will
very likely erect si number of build?
ings In the early spring."
McClelland, Garber & Co.: "We
have scarcely . anything for rent at
present. We turned away several
parties today and a large nnmber
Saturday. The demand now is chiefly
for houses of & higher class than those
rented last year.. The number of per
sons immigrating to Roanoke is
largely to excess of the 'number this
time last year."
Gray & BoswelL: "All kind* of
houses are in demand now, and we
only have one vacant house on our
rent list, and that could have been
rented long ago but for the fact that
the location is rather undersirable.
Bo far as I know, there isn't an agent
ii?j?e aSifi m??%eJ%
Investment company, of which we
are agents, will begin the erection of
a large number of houses in the early
spring; in fact, two contracts have
already been let. If the freeholders
of Roanoke vote the subscription to
the Roanoke and Southern railroad
on January 28, more building will be
done and more property sold than has
ever been done since Roanoke be?
come a city.
Neal, Featherstone & Wentz: "Our
business is principally the sale of
buildings and lots and we are not rent
ing any property, but have a great
many cailn each day for houses to rent
and if we had a rent license, could die
pose of any number of residences, if
they could be obtained, which, how?
ever canjnot be done."
L. L. Powell & Co: "> early all the
houses that we have the renting of
have been rented, and the demaad
seems to be increasing. There never
was such a scarcity of houses as at
Eresent. In some houses in East
oanoke as many as three families are
living in one small dwelling.1'
Dupuy & TaliaferTo: "There is a
large demand for good houses.. As is
the case with nearly every agent in
Roanoke, we have no desirable house*
for rent. Everything seems to be
taken. We are not having any build?
ing done at present, but the company
for which we are agents, the Chazn
ouni Land company, will very proba?
bly have a number erected in the first
of the new year, but the plans have
not been formulated. I think Roan?
oke has an exceedingly bright fu?
a flcbeme That Worked Well.
Not long ago an Atlantic young
lady was about to be married?she is
married now. The following story
has leaked out by merchants compar?
ing notes from time to time- "About
two weeks before the time the wed?
ding was to take place this young lady
visited the various stores in the city.
At each of the jewelry stores she
called the proprietor aside and told
him of her approaching marriage,and
then said: 'Now, it is very probable
that some of my friends may come
in here and select me a present.
It's horrid to get something you.
don't like, so 1 wont you to look,
out for me, and if you can satisfy
yourself that a present is to be pur?
chased for me induce the purchaser to
buy something I will now select.'
The proprietor could see nothing,
wrong in granting such a request, and
the young lady selected a number of
pieces of jewelry which suited, her
taste. They were marked and the
clerks notified. This was repeated at
the crockery, music and book stores.
From all that can be learned. the
scheme worked well, and on her wed?
ding night the happy bride bad bat
few presents with which ehe was not
Violent Snow Storm.
By Associated Press.
Kansas Citt, Dec. 80.?A violent
wind storm prevailed in Kansas and
Missouri yesterday, accompained by
tbefiuTry of snow early in the day, and
a decided drop in the temperature.
The thermometer fell to near the zero
point, but about noon the weather
cleared and only the high wind con?
tinued. But little damage was
caused by the wind. At Ma?on, Mo.,
fences were levelled to the ground.
Several out-houses at Abilene, Kansas,
were blown down and a barn at
Wichita was demolished. Beyond
these slight losses the wind did, the
greatest damage was done to. crops
The winter wheat had been forced by
the recent mild weather to an advan?
ced state of development and with
nothing to protect it, the severe cold,
it is feared, will kill the roots, thus
causing, considerable damage.
MeKinney'a Inauguration.
Governor-elect McKinney arrived in
Richmond, Vs., yesterday, and stop
ftod at the . xchange hotel. After his
nauguration, he will move into the
executive mansion. The inauguration
ceremonies will take place in the ball
of the house of delegates at noon to?
morrow, in the presence of members
of both housee of the legislature. The
oath of office will be adminis?
tered by a judge of the Court
of Appeals of the State. The
Lientenant-Governor elect, Major
J- H?ge Tyler, will be sworn in at the
same time,* and this will end the brief
ceremonies. After shaking hands
with his friends and receiving their
Congratulations Governor McKinney
will.be shown up to the Governor's
office, and Governor Lee will formally
commit the trust which he now holds
to the care of his successor. It ia not
probable there will be any inaugural
speeches. Governor Lee will leave for
Lexington on Thursday to join his
family, who left Richmond about a
week ago.
Palace?Chat E Rural, Glen Wil?
ton, Va; Thomas J. Gatcb, Frederick.
Md; E D Frayzer, Wythavilla, Va; D
P Copeuhaver, Bluefield-. W Va; W T
Blackard. Bristol. Tenn; C A Lank
ford, B uefield. W Va; R E Coloman,
Vinton, Va; J K Colder, Hageretown.
Md; Hugh M Woods, Baltimore, Md;
John Berry, Washington. D C; T W
Allif, Salem, Va; Frank P Cord, Ha?
gerstown, Md; William M Lee, Lex?
ington, Va; S L Harris, Norfolk, Va;
John Foster, Alabama; B C Newman,
New York; R E Allen, Pittsburg, Pa;
E L Smith, Ku ox villa, Tenn; John C
Adams, Cincinnati, Ohio; Robert Mc
Gee, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Advance in Wages,
By Associated Press.
Pittsburg, Pa., December 30.
The employees of Carnegie's Home?
stead Steel works have been notified
by the firm that a new scale of wages
will go into effect Tuesday evening,
December 81. The advance in wages
will average about 11* cent* per ton.
These figures were given by one of
the workmen. The scale has not been
arranged but w?l be before the
month expires.
Murdered by Africans.
By Associated Press.
Paris, December 31 .?Intelligence
has been received here from Oboe, a
French settlement on the Tajurah
bay, on the eastern coast of Africa,
that two French missionaries, who
were traveling fromZeillahto Harrar,
under escort of eight Greeks, were
attacked by natives and all the party
Candies, cakes, apples, nuts, canned
goods ei ^rettt'?? J9&
Tw? Hntn4r?d Heroes ^Carried . off
WUklw Tff? R?tki-*L?ri? Fctcfl , ,
to b? ?ranffloed. to Annihilate
th? Robbers.
Chicago, December 8t.-rA dispatch
from Chattanooga, Tenn., ways:
What amounts . to a panio exists
among the farmer* of .Davidson and
adjoining counties , in Middle Ten?
nessee. A apiendidly organized.hand
of horse thieves has been operating
there for months without let or hind?
rance. It is estimated that within
the last two weeks , 300 horses have
been stolen and run into Kentucky
fastnesses, where At is next to impos?
sible to follow them or. the thieves.
Not one of theu? . animal? nave been
recovered. It is supposed that the
thieves have an underground route
into Cincinnati, where the stolen
horses are sold. General W. H. Jack?
son, of the famous Belle Meade farm,
and Colorels John Overton and
Cocker ill are preparing a .farmers'
association which, with an abundance
of money at the back of it, will em?
ploy an adequate and competent force
to annihilate the robbers..
a ?TKWEsaaixEvr.
A ait* Spat?? Irtnbl* with the Hands
on the Erie Bullro?d.
By Associated Press.
New York, December 30.?The an?
ticipated trouble between the em
gloyeo and the management of the
Irie railroad still causes apprehen?
sion. General Superintendent Thomas
said this morning that; he had heard
from the grievance commit tue of the
men this morning. An audience had
been requested, but owing to other
arduous duties of the superintendent,
-it was denied, until this afternoon
when some decided step in regard to
the difficulties may be expected.. He
denied the statement that four men
bad been discharged, Mr. Thomas
said they were merely suspended. The
meeting of the committee and the
superintendent this afternoon will be
strictly private, and Mr. Thomas
?thinks all misunderstandings will be
adjusted. The men say r however, that
matters have arrived a point where
something must be done. If a strike
should be ordered it would effect en?
gineers conductors,firemen and brake
men alike.
An Appeal from the People of Shcr*
m?n Ceantjr.
By Associated Press.
Chicago, December 30.?A dispatch
from Wichita, Kansas, says: An ap?
peal for aid comes from the people ot
Sherman county, in the western part
of this state.' The cold snap which
prevailed in this section on Saturday,
seems to have developed into a .bliz?
zard of the west, and anywhere from
a foot to three feet of snow covers the
> ground. The appeal has created no
> surprise as it was .expected with the
first severe weather. ' It was known
that the. settlers,-on these treeless
prairies.were unequipped for winter.
Their houses for most part are mere
shells, and ? the crops in many cases
have been failures. Many, of these
settlers live five miles, from the rail?
roads, and should tho"snow continue
to fall it would be almost impossible
to reach them, with any. heavy freight.
A meeting of the board of trade
will be held to take steps to furnish
the necessary, aid. and the county
commissioners will lend all help in
their power.
?i&TKsasiXjG icci:n?\ i.
A Building Falls Bnrjlns; Several
By Associated Press.
8t. Louis, December 30.?The acad?
emy of music in course of erection on
Thirteenth street and Washington
avenue, fell in a heap at 10.30. o'clock
this morning, burying several work?
men. The building had gone up as
high as the third story. Fifty work?
men, were in the building and a num?
ber of them are missing, and the fire?
men are at work searching the ruins.
A Former Lady of the White Ho ose
By Associated Press
Montgomery, Ala., December 30.?
Mrs. Robert Tyler died in this city
yesterday morning, at 8 o'clock, in
the 74 year other age. Mrs. Tyler was
a daughter, of-the tragedian, Thomas.
Cooper,and Mary Fairlie, a celebrated
belle of New York. In 1840 she mar?
ried Robert Tyler, eldest son of Presi?
dent Tyler, and upon the special re?
quest of the president and his wife,
who was an invalid, she presided as
"Lady of the White House" during
the first thw?e years of President Ty?
ler's administration.
Hanlan Aeeepts a Challenge..
Bv Associated Pres?. .
New York, Dee. 30.?Edward Han?
lan is ont with, the reply to the chal?
lenge of Jake ?udoor in which the
Candian says he will row Gudour a
single scull shell race for from $2,000 to
$5.000. The race is to be rowed before
next July. Hanlan mentions the
number of lakes upon which the race
may be rowed, but finally leaves the
choice to the refere.
Congratulations to Mr. Gladstone
By Associated Press.
London. Deo. 39.?M r. Gladstone
has received 200 t?regp&m*.and600 Jet?
ten congratulating him upon his
eightieth birthday. The earlict tele?
gram to arrive was from the Prince
and Prince** of Wales.
Slate for ^ia'kbo.tids.
Eight cases of beautif ul blackboard
slate, to be used in the Salem public
school, were received at the Union
depot yesterday via the Shenandoah
Valley railroad. The slate was con?
signed to J. A Wilson, and came from

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