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Boanoke. Sept. Otb, 1805.
Fob The 8bxa.tr,
M. h. CLAYTOR,
Of Roanoke County.
FokThe House of Dkleoatks,
B. A. JONES,
Of Roanoke City.
J. L. HANNAH,
Of Roanoko County.
It has boon about decided that the
Corbett-Fitzslmmons prize fight will
take place at the Arkansas Hot Springs,
nothing unforeseen occurring to prevent
it; but as la such oontests especially, it
is the unexpected that always happens,
there is nothing really certain about the
matter after all.
They do nothing by halves In Cali?
fornia. The latest, in a very big way,
from the Golden State, is the an
nouncamen t that John Poultney, an
humble resident of San Francisco, has
fallen heir to an estate, in England
valued at 9100,000,000. It might havo
been just as easy to put the amount
?4,000, or even 84,000,000, but the
originators of tho story knew that the
greatness of their State was at stako,
and fixed the sum accordingly.
The war Is cortainly over. The cor?
dial way in which Richmond and Bos?
ton joined bands in tho enthusiastic
reception accorded the Ancient and Hon?
orable Artillery of tho latter city on tho
occasion of their recent visit to tho
capital of the Old Dominion shows con*,
cluslvely that past differences havo
been forgotten and that a genuine bond
of sympathy still existB between tho
two oldestcommonwoalths of tho Ameri
BKICK VERSUS BOABD WALKS.
The report of City Engineer Wingate
to tho City Council Tuesday night in
regard to tho repairs of streets and
sidewalks is very creditablo to tho
energy and activisy of his department.
During the months of August and Sep?
tember bIx'miles of streets have been
put in thorough repair at a cost of
#220 per mile, and work on tho repair?
ing of board walks is progressing satis?
Ia regard to the latter the city en?
gineer recommends the substitution of
brick for boards in certain cases and tho
reasons given aro so sound that thoy
deserve the careful consideration of the
Council. He says there are about six?
teen miles of board walks in the city,
two-thirds of which are in a dangerous
condition and will require renewing.
By the time this work is done the other
third will also, he says, have to bo re*
In view, theroforo, of tho lack of
permanency of the board walks, the slight
diiference comparatively between the
cost of laying them and brick walks,
and to relievo the city of liability to
damage suits, he earnestly recommends,
where a wooden walk is to bo built or
entirely renewed, that a five foot brick
walk be laid instead in the thickly
residence portion of tho city, and a
three-foot one in the moro sparcsly set?
Tho cost of a five-foot vitrified brick
sidowalk will be, he says, 33 cents per
lineal foot, and of a hard burnt brick
walk ouly 24 cents per lineal foot.
A three-foot brick walk, according to
his estimate, can be laid for tho cost of
a five-foot board walk, namely, 10 2-3
cents per foot, and In view of tho great
durability of brick as compared with
wood, it does not seem that thoro Hhould
be any hesitation on the part of Council
in making tho improvements which ho
southwest vi iu; ini a cattle.
Besides its advantages as a mineral
region, Southwest Virginia possesses
great possibilities agriculturally, es?
pecially in the lino of stock raising.
During tho civil war much of tho boef
eaton by the Confederate armies in the
field came from this section, and since
the close of hostilities there has boon a
steadily increasing demand for South
west Virginia cattle, both in the
Emern States and in England. Tho
Norfolk and Western Railroad Company
has not only vigorously assisted the dc~
volopment of this section as a lumber
and coal-producing community, but has
also materially promoted the stock rais?
ing intorests of tho groat Southwest.
Tho Rluofleld Telegraph says tho
Clinch Valloy llvo stock chlpmonts aro
rapidly increasing, and that Tazewoll
and Russell counties especially aro forg?
ing ahead in tho cattlo raising Industry.
Tho splendid bluo grass of those coun?
ties, and of tho whole of Southwest Vir-1
glnla for that matter, along with tho
corn which is fed to tho cattle, produces
beef which in succulonco and nutritive
qualities is equal to that of any oountry
or section, as tho epicures of Baltimore
Philadelphia, Boston or oven England
will admit, and as the increasing ex
portations testify. With such advan?
tages it is not surprising that tho pooplo
of Southwest Virginia should always be
roady to praiso tho groat resources ot
their section, and anxious to indues
emigrants from less favored countries to
settle among them.
A WARLIKE OUTLOOK.
The delay of Turkey in acceding to
tho demands of tho powers for reforms
in Armenia would seem to indicate
strong support in a direction not ex?
actly understood by all the parties in?
terested. In view of the threatening
relations of France and England as to
Egypt and other points in Africa and
Asia, and the good will now existing
between the former power and Russia,
it would not bo surprising if it did not
ultimately dovelopa that a secret under?
standing existed between the last
named countries and Turkey with a
view of breaking down British Influence
at Constantinople. In that event an at?
tempt of the British warships to enter
the Dardanelles would be resisted by
the Turks, and before tho contlict pro?
ceeded very far France and Russia
would openly Bide with the Ottoman em ?
Russia has, however, heretoforo uni?
formly contended for religious reforms
In Turkey, and to secretly oppose the
demands ot the powers now she would
Indeed be playing a double part. As to
France, her hostility to England Is so
great that she would gladly enter Into
a combination which would compel the
evacuation of Egypt or in any way
weaken British influence in Africa or
the East. In the maantime, should
England become embroiled with
European powers a better chance
might be afforded Venezuela for secur?
ing arbitration of too British claims to
a large portion of her territory. -If re?
ports from Washington be true, tho
United States will enforce the Monroe
doctrine in tho case of Venezuela, and
this could be much more easily done if
England had another war on her hands
than by going Into tho business alone.
Altogether, from the outlook In Europe
and America, there seems to bo real
danger that the peace of the world will
be brouo.i before tho close cf the
present century by a great war.
HONEST ELECTIONS IN FRANKLIN.
W. H. Hille itnil Col. J. Hampton Hogc
Make Eloiiuont Speeches.
Editor ok Thb Times:?The "Hon?
est Elections" peoplo of tho county of
Franklin met at Rocky Mount yester?
day (court day)- in full force, it was
known that VV. H, Hale, our popular
candidate for tho sonato, and Col. J.
Hampton Ilogo would address tho citi?
zens upon tho issues of the present cam?
paign. Major Daniel was there to
represent tho machine Democracy. A
proposition was made to that faction to
divido time, but this was rejected.
Tho friends of honest elections met
in Halo's Dcera House, and held a large
and enthusiastic meeting. W. H. Hale
opened in a speech of three quarters of an
hour. Ho eloquently and forcibly pre?
sented the issues and foreshadowed his
position, provided ho should bo the
choBen representative of the district.
His speech was received with great ap?
plause. Ho concluded by Introducing
Colonel H?ge, who made one of the
most eloquent and forcible speeches
ever delivered In old Franklin. His
exposition of the infamy of the Walton
election law, tho extravagance in tho
administration of State affairs and tho
questionable methods which resulted In
defeating Virginia's gallant son, Gen.
Fitzhugh Loo, for the United State
Senate was withering and received by
the vast audience with deafening ap?
Rocky Mount. Oct. 8, 13'.>.p>.
Honest Election Candidates.
Tho honest election convention at
Bo ford City on tho 8th inst., nomi?
nated Jas. G Boatd for tho senate and
Alexander Jordon and Goo. E Teass for
the house of delegates. The ticket is
regarded as a strong one.
He Didn't Know Luna.
A good joko on a Stauntonian is now
going the rounds. It is said that this
gentleman was in an Emern city not
long since on important business. At 8
o'olock In tho evening he started out to
soo the town, and just as ho passed a
certain cornor be was bailed by two
men. The men wero In that state when
folks "don't care If poaches nevor ?et
ripe." The Stauntonian was called on
to settle a dispute that had provoked
considerable argument between tho two
gontlemen, who had Indulged too freely
in oau do vie. "We?hie?want to
know?hie?whether that?hie?is the
moon," said ono of the strangers to our
citizen. The Stauntonian paused a
moment, as if In deep study, and then
replied: "Indeed, 1 do not know, gentle?
men, whether that is tho moon or not;
I havo only boon here two days "?
Ik you want a substitute for anthra?
cite coal call on W. Iv. Andrews AV Co.,
210 Salem avenuo, for their hi h grade
Brush Mountain coal. They can furnish
you lump, egg or nut sizes at bottom
Fon tho bent work?the Swiss Steam
Laundry 333 Salora avonuo west.
Saves doctors' bi'.ls. Doctors' bills eat up
Moral, :?Always keep "long" on Underwear. We have
everything in gentlemen's Underwear worth hiving, from a
50c Merino to an $8.00 Silk.
Merino, Natural Wool, Lamb's Wool, Kleece-Lined, Maco,
Balbriggan and Silk, Light, Medium and Heavy Weight.
We are agents for the famous Jaros Health Underwear.
Overroasts to Measure.
GILKESON & CHILD,
Hatters and Men's Furnishers.
TUB DUKKANT Ml KOKK TRIAL.
The l'rliouer'fl Story of His TOliereabouto
on tlie 3rl of April.
San Francisco, Oct. 9.?Theodore
Durrani was placed on the stand to-day
lor tho purpose of convincing the jury
selected to try him that he did not
murder Blanche Lainont In the bolfry
of tho church on April 3. With the
Baino coolness that has characterized
bis conduct since bis arrest, he denied
the principal allegations that havo
been made against him by tho most im?
portant witness for tho prosecution. UIb
answers wero always brief and to tho
Only onoe during tho course of too
dlroct examination did he show any
nervousness or hesitancy. When At?
torney Dickinson asked him it ho took
notes at Dr. Cheney's lecture on tho
afternoon of April 3, ho cast his eyes
towards tbo floor and for a moment was
silent. Ho replied that ho had takeu
notes, but that they were brief.
Taken altogether, Durrani's direct
testimony, which ended at 3 o'clock
when the cross-examination bogan,
probably had a tendency to strengthen
his case. His demeanor while on the
stand was certainly intended to impress
the jury with the opinion that he was
telling the truth.
Coming down to the day upon which
Blanche Lainont was murdered the
prisoner said he met Miss Lamont on
her way to school and rode with her on
a street car until he reached Cooper
Medical College. He said he remained
at tho college until 10 o'clock, when he
and another student named Ross went
for a walk. When he returned an hour
later he went to the library, where ho
was engaged in his studies until noon.
Then he went to luncheon with a
student named DlgglnB, and returned at
1 o'clock. After luncheon Durrant re?
mained in the library until 3:30 o'clock,
whon he attended Dr. Cheney's lecture.
He Bald be was present at the roll call
at the close of tho lecture and answered
to his name.
At tho close of the lecture Durrant
said he boarded a street car and rode to
Emanuel Church for tho purpose of re?
pairing tho Bun-T>urncrs. He denied
that ho was accompanied by Blanche
Lamont or anybody else. After repair*
ing the burner, Durrant said that he
descended to the auditorium, where he
found George King playing on tho or?
gan. King remarked that Durrant
loosed pale. Durrant replied that King
would be in tho same condition it he
had been nearly overcome by escaping
At Durrani's request King bought
some bromo-seltzer, which tho prieoner
drank. Tho medicine made him feel
batter, and at once Durrant left tho
church in company with King. He
wont out of hii way to converso with
King, and when they separated Durrant
went home to dinner.
In tho evening ho went to rjrayer
meeting at Emanuel Church. Ho saw
Mrs. Noble aud ashed her if Blanche
was coming to prayer mooting. Mrs.
Noble replied that sho did not believe
her nieco would bo present, lie related a
number of other minor incidents in
connection with his conversation with
Mrs. Noble, who evidently did not en?
dorse statements, from tba fact that she
shook her head several times.
At the closo of the services Duarant
Bald h3 went homo and retired. The
cro-s examination, which lasted only
an hour before the cou-t took a recess
till to-morrow, was confined to ques?
tions relative to the life of Durrant
prior to April 3.
Her First Voyage.
New York, Oct. 9?The Amerijan
line steamship St. Paul started on hor
first ocean voyage for Soutbamp'on at
11 o'clock this morning. She carried 105
first cabin passengers, 100 second cabin
and 350 steerage passengers. The St.
Paul carried a crew of nearly 500 men.
Many of theBe were taken frcm the
I'arlB. Sbe ia In command of Captain
Jamison, who has boon many years with
Tammany Ball Kndoraod
New York, Oct. 0 ?The executive
committee of tho Socioty for Liberal
Sunday Laws, at its meeting held this
afternoon in tho Aster House, endorsed
tbo Tammany Hall political nomina?
tions. Tho stcioty represents tho united
saloon interests in tho city and its ac?
tion is regarded as very important.
DifiH-nsiiry Law SuntHinod
Charleston, S. C, Oct. o ?Judge
Simon ton to-day rondered a decision
sustaining tho dispensary law.
PlFTY cents to five dollars saved on
railroad tickets purchased of S. B Pack
& Co., 10 Jefferson street, Boanoke, ten
stops from Union depot. Members A.
T. B. A.
Ik yon want the cheapest fuel in tho
city buy W. K. Andrews & Co.'a seml
bltumlnous red aih coal. Ulllco, 219
It. M. Mutton & CO.
Capt. D. C. Booth, agent of R. M.
Sutton & Co., of Baltimore, wholesale
dealers In dry goods and notions, whose
sample rooms aro in tho Hotel Leo,
(cornor Salem avonuo and Commerce
street) has just received and opened up
tho largost and most compiote lino of
dry goods and notion Bamples over ex?
hibited in this city. Captain Booth will
bo pleased to soo tbo merchants of tho
city and surrounding country at his
W. K. Andrews <fe Co , coal and wood
doalers, 219 Salem avonuo, have tho
most extensive coal and wood yards In
tbo city. Thoy keep tbo largest and
best assortment. Thoy havo a sulUclont
number of teams. Thoy havo polito
drivers and will deliver coal and wood
A. TEKKIULB ACCIDENT.
Dorallcd Coaches Colli?]? With a Movlne:
PiTTSBUita, Pa., Oos. 1?.?A special
from Manor, Pa., says: While mail
train No. 13, going west, was passing
through this town at 7 o'clock to night
tho two roar coaches jumped the traclc,
swinging against an east bound froight
train, whicu struck tho passenger carB
with euch force as to knock them over
a forty foot gully against a coal train
standing on tho Riding.
Conductor.!. VV. Miller, of Derry, was
standing beside his englno and w*b in?
stantly killed. One coach turned com?
pletely over on its hido. Mrs. Thomas
Donahue, of Qroensburg. was thrown
through a window, but escaped without
a scratch, while her husband, who sat
bosldo her in tho train, was badly In?
About ten passengers were seriously
Injured. John Baker, assistant station
agent at Manor, was struck by one of
tho coaches, and la fatally injured.
Mrs. John Pace, of Allegheny, Pa., was
taken from tho wreck in a dying con?
DOWN ON THIS SVFFKAUE PLAN.
Senator Irby, of Mouth Carolina. 1 mos
Strong Terms in Opposition.
Columbia, S. C, Oct. 9.?Senator
Irby, in an interview which will bo pub?
lished in to-morrow's Register, vigor?
ously attacks the report of the suffrage
committee, of which Senator Tillman
is chairman. Senator Irby says:
"I look upon that report as a political
monstrosity?one of the mostdangerous
echemes ever concocted In the brain of
man, and when the convention recon?
venes I shall fight it and voto against
it if I have not another member upon
the floor at my back. The more I study
that report, the Btronger my opposition
and tho greater the danger I Bee in It."
A Boat Lost
New Orleans, Oat. 9.?A dispatch,
received thiH morning from Machrca
Bros., from Belize, reports tho Iobs of
their little skill Freddie M. She was
running on the Belize river, British
Honduras B. F. Bonneca, a drummer
of this city, was drowned.
Consumkks of Anthracite Coal, before
buying their winter supply, should got
our prices. ElMBALL Coal company,
17 Campbell avenue. Telephone 120.
W. k. Andrews & Co., 219 Salem
avenue, handle Pocahontns, Russell
Creek. Thacker, Banner, Brush Moun?
tain, Anthracite and Semi-Bituminous.
Red Ash coal; also crushed coke and
Consumers of Anthracite Coal can
save money by using our coal. Try a
samp'.o load and be con vir.cnd. ElMBALL
Coal Company, 17 Campbell avenue.
No Cbanco For t!i<* Lowly.
"Say, roll, d' yer t'iuk dey'll over
navigate do air;"
"(ice, I hope not!"
"Ow do dooce 'd yer rido on do
trucks if dey did?"?Chicago Record.
Tho Trhil? of Friendship.
Wife (to husband in difficulties)?
Why don't you ;t.-k help from Grigg-s?
Ho once said you could rely on him as
long as lie had a crust in the house.
Husband (who knows Griggs)?Yes,
ho meant mv house.?Life.
"How did you find your uncle, John?
"In apple pie order."
It is hard to believe that a man is tell?
ing the truth when you know yon would
lio were you in his place.?Boston
It appears that a species of trnocroco
dilo is found in southern Florida on
both coasts. It is hardly distinguishable
fiom the alligator except by tho shapo
of its head, (hough it grows bigger and
attains a lougth of 18 feet.
Are like Fire.
To keep your Nerves steady,
Your Head clear,
Build up your Strength,
Sharpen your Appetite,
You must have
Pure Rich Blood
The Best Medicine to Vitalizo
and Enrich the Blood, is
The One True Blood Purifier
Prominently in the Public Eyo.
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Lot us help yo j to en
jo/the bracing October
air; let us help you to
body comfort, to mind
comfort and to purse
comfort. In BOY'S AND
we show the greatest
> variety and from 25 to
50 percent, under others
"2"o"ul "^Tv^strrt to See XJs fox
UNDERWEAR, HATS, SHIRTS, ETC.
j Plilaflelpiiia One Price Clotting louse.<
FACTS ABOUT BUILDING,
When You Build You Want to Use the Best
and Cheapest Material.
Me Pine Doors, Windows and Blinds
ARE THE BEST.
Pint. Uecansc they Rrc much lighter.
Socond. Uocanno they will coat )ci>ti to hang
and keep In repair.
Third, Becauso they are thoroughly dry and
will not ehrlnk.
Fourth. Becausethoy will not warp and getont
Fifth, llecaasc they havo a mach smoother
surface, with no gaping joints.
Sixth. Heran.c they will take and hold paint
Seventh. llccause they will last longer.
Eighth, llocauso tney aro much better In every
Use Indian Rock Lime, ?,n
tSf" Can furnish you Kiln Dried Dressed Lum?
ber In any quantity. Buch as Flooring, Siding,
Celling, liase, etc. When In need of any of thuso
call at 20? KCANOKB ST., KOANOKE, VA.
J. H. WILKINSON.
THE NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILROAD WILL SELL
P TICKETS TO TROUTVILLE
October 8, 9,10,11 and 12,1895.
Coaches will be attached to the local train loaving Roanoko October '.Hb,
10th, and 11th, at 7:1() a. in., and returning leavu Troutvlllo at 0:50 p. in.
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