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VOL. XVIII. SfO.
Save Time . . and yon lengthen life. You cannot afford in these progressive days to trundle along iu the ways of iyour grandfather. , Buy a Bicycle und join the ranks of enthusiastic, 'delighted thousands who wheel aud glory iu it. The world moves, and the only way to keep pace with it is ti> ride a wheel. Let us start you right with a Cleveland Catalogue. ROANOKE CYCLE CO., 108 T?lern Avenue. Take a nice durable und lasting 5souvenir of Itonnoke back witn J . you. A large an 1 unique stock to 9 P select from, of Sterling Silver Sou- 9 9 venir Spoons and Novelties. ^ $ EDWARDS. GREEN t m Man ufact urlug .Jew eler, ami 0 0 Graduate Optician, p J 6 SALEM AVE. J 9 Open Evenings This Week Only. %p $ 9 Spaldint;, Model No. 524 Oue PALDINO" 1800 $100 Wheel, with 1S07 Tiies, Saddle, Handle liars and Pedals for >J?-rtjOZPZ pz -*? ?? y?wpoo?-<? One Ladv's ISM $100 Wheel, with 1SD7 improvements, for ?S50. THE FISHSURN CO., lO 4'amphell Are. \ BARGAINS./ (me slightly used upright piano, full size, gotn\ as new; sold one year hgo for $350; now $225 on easy payments One good second-hand Knabe Square Piano, $50.00?easy payments. Good, slightly-used organ, $25.00?easy payments. Call while we have these bar? gains. It will pay you. J. E. ROGERS & CO.. No. 11 S. Jeflcrsou St. -Now's the time to have your -heating apparatus overhauled and -out in order for the winter's -work?don't delay?have it done -NOW. -We do all kinds of beating aud -repairing. ENGLEBY BR0. & CO. SERVED HIM RIGHT. Petersburg, V?., August 21.?A nemo tramp called at the home of John Little, in Sussex county, during the bitter's ab? sence last night, and demanded of Mrs. Little all the money in the house. She said "all right," and then went ton bu renn as If to net the money, but instead took a revolver and shot the negro iu the abdomen. The fellow ran from the house as sheeruptifd the revolver at him. The negro was not captured. It Ms thought that he has-been fatally wounded. ROBBING EXPRESS PACKAGES. St. Louis.Auk. 21 -- CharlesKrey, who has been in the employ of the Pacific and 1 "nlted States Express Companies in this city, was arrested "to-day for'embezzling about $1,000 from the companies anil lob? bing packages in transit of about 1)4,500. Krey was transfer money clerk, and bad been trusted implicitly. He began his peculations about fourteen years ago. 113 ROA WAS IT A BALL GAME? A Wrestle With Balls and Bats at the Park Yesterday. THE BLUEYIELD ELKS ;DID NOT DO A THING TO THEIR ROAN OKE COMRADES?THE LOCAL AGGREGATION GOT VERY TIRED OF CHASING AROUND THE FIELD?THE ENSEMBLE OF TDK TEAM WAS A SIGHT TO BEHOLD. The much-talked of baseball game be? tween Roanoke and Bluefleld Elks was played yesterday atternoon in the Assccia tlon Park before n large crowd of people, who saw the locals go down In defeat, not because they were "robbed" by the umpire or what ball players term as "hard luck," but simply because they were outclassed and outplayed by the visitors at every point in the game. The proceeds of the game will be used by the Klk Lodge, lor charitable purposes this winter. Bltterrnan, of Roanoke, the Rusie of the Elk team, went, in to bitch for the locals,but only lasted three Innings He could not get a ball within a mile of the plate and when he did it was banged out into the field, for a single or double. Mr. Blttcrmnn'a only redeeming feature was his hatting. With four times at the bat he made tour bits. He claims that bis arm has "played out," but the concensus of opinion among his 'friends is that as a ball player he is a dismal failure. John Doarnberger succeeded Bitter man In the box and he even disgusted himself with his own pi Ich in a. All the batters had to rlo was to dodge his balls to keep from being bit and theu take their hnse on balls. Charlie Byrnes,the "Fashion Plate" of the local team, went in the box in the fifth Inning. Charlie |had splendid con? trol and sent the sphere right over the plate,where it was met with it bat weild ed by a Blueflelder. It was awful. They lammed, biffed and banged the ball all over the Held un? til they piletl up tei. runs in that iu<<ing, which made a total of 24 runs, at which the homo team became so disheartened that they "threw up the sponge'-' and quit. There were loud cries for Schob*, to no in the box, but he saw how his col? leagues were faring Then, perhaps, he remembered bow he met his Waterloo last year and begged the captain to leave him in the right garden. Charley Mitchell held down the first bag?and that was all. As an?umpire Ik Is No, 1, but he is a decided failure as a first baseman. Ed. Welsch, the old timer, was no doubt a good player in his days, but they are past, and while he wielded the bat with ohl time vigor and banged the ball to the right field fence, he tlid net other? wise astound the spectators with brilliant plays. James Devon, the left Dehler, bail seve? ral opportunities to nhow his sprinting qualities but convinced everybody that he was too large to run fast. Jim is an expert playing crlcke.twhere you hit'the ball with a racquet, but a bat is entirely too small for him and the speed of the ball too great. Frank Delaney played a great game at third?"Nit." He played about the same game that he did twelve years atio when he managed the "Newtown'Sluggers." ... Tohn Geisen, the catcher, did actually play ball, and deserves a Jlot of credit for the manner in wdiich he -eent after scores of wild pitches, etc. The visitors all playtd ball and demon? strated that they were out of their class. The game was called in the sixth in? ning, not on ncconntof darkness, but be? cause the locals were tired. The score was Bluefleld, 2-1 runs. 15 hits, '1 errors. Roanoke, 7 runs, 12 hits, 7 errors. Umpire?William Malone. Both teams left theJEIks Hall at 3:150 o'clock beaded by the Machine Works Band <iud followed by a drum corns. They marched through the business cen? tre of the city, after whi^h they repaired to the Association Park. The costumes were fancy, unique 'and attractive, and the mascots?the "Yellow Kids' espe? cially?deserve meat ion. The Bluefleld team will return to their hon <? to-night. ?t Barnhart & tJteele's you will always ^ind n complete line of First-Class Groceries and Produce to select from. DIAMONDS FOR A DRUNKARD.jj? Asbury Park, Aug. 21.?At General Hadley's mission service in Asbury Park this" evening Mrs. H. A. Fuller gave up her diamond earrings to help pay the ex? penses of transporting a drunkard named Weden ^froni Texas to his home Jin the North. Mrs. Fuller Is n summer resident at Asbury Park. THE RI'WARD DOUBLED. Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug 21.?United States Marshal McDermott has b.-en ad? vised by the attorney general to double the amount of the reward "offered yester? day by the department of justice for :he capture of the stage robbers in the Na? tional Park. Five )hundred dollars will now be paid for the arrest and conviction of the bohl ups. TIII& IS GOOD NEWS. Manchester N. H. Aug. 21.?Notices were issued to-day to the effect, that the Amnskcag Cotton Mills will start up in all departments on September (>. The Amoskeag employs about lo,000 opera? tives. The Armory Cotton Manufacturing Company will resume Monday next. PEARY TOUCH KS TURNAVICK. Turnavick, Labrador, July 2S, via St. Johns. N. F., Aug. 21.?Lieutenant Peary's steamer Hope just touched here. She then sailed for Greenland. Everyone on board is In good health. 10AN0KE 1 NOKE, VA? SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, ] MONDAY, SEPT. 6th MANY RECORDS SMASHED, Michael, the Welshman, Defeated Starbuck Yesterday. Manhattan Beuch, Auk- 21.?At ilio bicycle track this afternoon fully 15.000 people witnessed the great 83-mile race between Michael and Starbuck. The riders started exactly at 5:117. Starbuck had the advantage of the pole and the breeze was stiff. Starbuck rede a Do' gear and Mlcbaci one of 114 Michael got away first behind the trip? let aud Sta rhu ick had the same kind of pacers. Starbuck led the llrst lap, buL the sextette brought Michael to the front on the second lap. At the end of the first mile he led Starbuck ""an eighth of a mile,but at the end of the second mile he had trouble holding |tbe pace. Michael lost ttrouud when one of his quads wen* foul, causing a serious mix-up, which gave Starbuck a lead of an eighth of a mile. On the fifth mile, however, he lost this, and at the end of the sixth tulle Micliael again led by nearly u lap. At the end ol the thirteenth mile Michael hail a big lead once more, break? ing the record -1 -1 5 seconds. The twen? tieth mile was made in 39:44-5, which is also a new record. Michael was still leading aud all recr, ords were being smashed, when Star buck's rear tire was punctured. He rode on the rim dur'ng the twenty-fourth mile aud then secured a new wheel. He then made a spurt and when two and a half laps behind Michael he changed wheels once more. At this point Starbuck'? only hope of victory was an accident to Michael. Dur? ing the thirtieth mile Starbuck rode slowly arouud the track with no chance of winning. Michael finished the thirty-third mile in one hour, (i minutes and 14 :>-"? seconds. II ANN A AND HIS YACHT. The Plutocratic Party Wei' and Having a Most Enjoyable Time. Cleveland, O., Auir. 21.?The yacht Co manche wich .Senator 11 anna and his par? ty aboard arrived here this afternoon, with nil well. The party has been on a week's trip through the hikes. On Monday they will sail for Buffalo and return here Thursday with the Pres? idential party, who will be Senator Han na's guests for several days. President McKinley will remain here until August 31 aud will then attend the wediling of the daughter of the latol Presi deut Hayes, at Fremont. Prom there he will go to the State fair at Col? umbus, where he will speak. Ho will then return to Washington.with Secretaries Algeraud Wilson. "t^ PRANK SLA VI X PERISHES. The.Well-Knowti Pugiliot a Victim to the Chilkoot Pass. SaD Francisco, Aug. 21.?A letter from Hake Bennett, on the rente from Juueau to Yukon, Alaska, states that Frank Sla vin, the pugilist, has been lost in the. Chilkoot Pass. He went back to look for a number of articles lost, "from his pack and has not been heard from since. A BROTHER PUGILIST. New York. Aug. 21.?Tom Sharkey, a prize lighter, aged 17 years, brother of .Tack Sharkey, the well-knoWn pugilist, arrived here to-day from Queenstown. After a month's visit ^lo his father anil mother, Sharkey will go into training for a tfght in the near future with Mahcr at Brady's Camp, Nevada. .Tack Sharkey wil1 be pnt into the ring the coming full. BRADY'S OFFER ACCEPTED. New York, Aug. 21.?Brady met the backers of Maker and Sharkey to-day and offered the managers a purse of $ 15,(100 and 40 per cent, of the voriscope privi? leges. The offer was accepted for shar? key and Maher will accept when he re? turns from Ireland in September. A HOODLUM SHOT. Now York, Aug. 21.?Boring a riot over an attempted arrest this afternoon John Fit/.'atrick was fatally shol by .lames Masterly. Eight men were arrest? ed for participating in the riot, which was caused by a gitng of hoodlums en deavorintr to overpower Masterly for the purpose of robbery. tINSURANCE MEN Use photography to a great ex tent to take views of risks to .-end to the home office, as a photograph conveys more ilcfinits knowledge than a sketch or diagram, and is much easier obtained. We have Cameras and Kodaks for $5 to *15; just suitable for this work. ROANOKE CYCLE CO., 1()S Salem avenue s. w. THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, At Now Yoik?New York, 7 runs, 10 hits, 12errors. Louisville, 1 run, 4 hits, 2 errors. Batteries: Ruslo and Warner: [Cunningham and Wilson. At Boston?Boston, 1!? runs, 1(5 hits, 3 errors. Pittsburg, 12 rnus.'ll) hits, 1 error. Batteries: Lewis and Bergen; Gardner and Sugden. At Baltimore?Baltimore, 12 runs, 19 hits, 2 errors. Cleveland, 0 runs, 10 nits, 2 errors. Batteries: Corhett and Huhlu son: Wilson and '/immer. At Brooklyn?Eleven innings?Brook? lyn, 3 -tins, 1) hits, 8 errors. St. Louis, 4 runs, 7 hits, '.! errors. Batteries: Ken? nedy and Burrell; Donohue and Douglass. At)Washington?Washington, (irons. 0 Iiits, 2 errors. Chicago, 4 runs, 10 hits.'O errors. Batteries: Mercer and McGuire. Thornton and Kittridge. Called at the end of the seventh inning on account of dark ness. At Philadelphia?Philadelphia, S runs, 13 hits, 2 errors. Cincinnati, 1 run, 4 hits, 1 error. Batteries: Orth and McEarland; Rhines and PeltZ. Standing of the Clubs, w l pet Boston. 00 81 0!ID Baltimore. 04 82 ?117 Cincinnati. (il 34 ?40 New York. 50 30 017 Cleveland. 52 45 5:10 Chicago. 40 53 4SI Pittshurg. 48 54 415 Louisville. 44 57 430 Philadelphia. 44 58 43d Washington. 40 5S 408 Brooklyn. 40 59 403 St. Louis. 27 74 2?S ATLANTIC LEAGUE. standing of*the cluiis. w L PCt Newark. 70 37 051 Lancaster. 0* 44 000 Hartford. 50 4 3 578 Richmond. 52 47 525 Norfolk... 4S 53 475 Paterson. 50 60 450 Athletics... 43 02 410 Heading. 32 75 209 Sandy P. Fiegat & Co , suc? cessors to Pitman and Evans, Fancy Groceries, 116 Salem avenue w. THE MINES TO BE STARTED. Strike Leaders Given Until Monday to Agree to Arbitration. Pittsburg, Aug. 21.?Thecoal operators are awaiting for a reply from National I'resideut RiUchford to their telograni asking for a conference for the purprose of sectling the strike by arbitration. The operators say they will wait until Monday aud that the conference if held must be fcr Western Pennsylvania and not for the other States. If the miners' oflicials refuse to meet with the operators new men will be imported and preparations maile to start the mines at once. At the Cbnmouni mines on the Monou gahela river many miners have been evicted from the company houses and others have been served with notices to vacate at once. The families are In des? titute circumstances and are being fed by the residents of towns along (he river. BABY'S HAND IN A BUNDLE. Atlantic City, Aug. 21.---An odd-look? ing bundle'was picked up by Ollicer Mab lon Edwards, Tennessee and Atlantic avenues, this evening. The ollicer upon opening the package found that it con? tained the band of an infant that bail been severed at the wrist. Ilo took the bund to headquarters, wheio it tras turned ever to Coroner McLoughliu, who will make an investigation. RUN DOWN BY A TRAIN. Washington Auk. 21.?A carriage con? taining H. O. Claughton, a well-known attorney of this cify, and Miss Villa Cus tis was run down by a train on the Bal? timore and Potomac railroad at Denn wood, a short distance from this city, about 7 c'clock to-night. Both persons were injured so seriously that they died whUo beim: brought to the city, t 'lauchton was a widower and leaves four children. Hundreds are using it. Why ' not von? OUR BORATED I TALC UM POWDER put up in full size sprinkle top tin boxes. Delightfully perfumed, lOcentS, 3 for 25 <'>-nts. MASSIE'S PHARMACY. ELEGANT LINE OF CARPETS. We have just received one of the largest and finest lines of carpets ever displayed In Roanoke add of great variety. We in? vite the public to inspect them. Our stock of furniture embraces every article for household and'ollice use. OVERSTREET & THURMAN, 18 and 20 Campbell avenue. riMES L897. CHEERS FOR DOLLARWHEAT. Demonstration in the New York Produce Exchange. THE RISE CAME IX RESPONSE TO AN EXCITED JUMP IN THE EN? GLISH GRAIN MARKET?THE HULLS IN WHEAT IN ALL THE GAMBLING EXCHANGES HAVE MADE ENORMOUS PROFITS IN RECENT TRANSACTIONS IN THE CEREAL. New York. Aug. 21.?Foi the tirst tliuo since September, 181)1,the wheat fu? ture solil on the New York Produce Ex? change at?1 a bushel. It was also the first time since the spring of 1S03 that any future had sold at that price. When.tho big Vital that registers the course of the ('notations spun around to the dollar mark, there was a'.great demonstration. The brokers chceui: and clapped their hands, and ha's were thrown into the air. From the opening the market pre? sented sensational features. The initial quotations for futures represented an ad? vance of -1 cents over night. This ad? vance was in response to an exciteil jump in the Ei ulish grain markets, described from Liverpool as due to a panic of the hears, because of advices from America of a reduction *n our spring wheat yield. Under the Stimulus from abroad there was general buying here, with conditions gradually shaping themselves so as to produce a ruuaway hull market. The September option opened with simulta? neous sales in diffeient parts ';of the pit at all the way from 07 1-2 to?V8 ceatj a bushel. The first transaction at ?1 represented 10,0t)0 bushels sold by Hroker Gwathmey to Hroker Day. of, the firm of Mein tyre ?.\: Wardwell. Up to the otlicial closing the transactions for the day in wheat futures were estimated to have aggregated about 8,000,000 bushels. In the afternoon the leading influence in further advancing quotations was the news that even at the sensational rise already recorded, all offerings of cash wheat were being eagerly snapped up by export houses. This In | dicated the urgency of the foreign de ' mand tor our wheat and the extent of foreign crop shortages. Chicago, St. Louis, Duluth and Minne? apolis announced big advances. At Min? neapolis C. A. Pillidmty marched into the chamber of commerce at the head of a brass band, celebratinc one-dollar cash wheat there. The butls in wheat in all the markets have made enormous profits. The advices indicated that the previous estimates as to the yield of Minnesota and the two Dakotas Avoid'' have to bo decidedly reduced. Smut and blight) are going to cut down the total. A Minne? apolis crop reporter who has made a trip through the three Stales estimates their total yield at 11!',70n,(i()0 bushels,ns com? pared with estimates in excess if 150, 000,000 bushels a month ago. Further bullish news also came iu re? gard to foreign crops. A Budapest dis? patch said that the otlicial report as to the recent Hoods in Hungary showed the most widespread and serious damage to crops, which this year are among the poorest within a decade. WHEAT $1.18 PER BUSHEL. New York, A ug.31. ?There was'auother extraordinary rise in the price of wheat late this afternoon, amounting to 0 1-8' per bushel compared with the closing quotations of Friday. Cash wheat sohl on the curb at. the close at $1.18 pel bushel, the highest price foi six years. There's Good Picking: a hound the store in' the Way of Bargains. Nkui.i obe Sunns, Summer Hats, Underwear, &<?., all have to uk cleaned out iiekore Tili: comino beasox. D. M.TAYLOR. Hats and Furnishings, Successor to Gilkeson ..v Tavi.uk. WHARTON THE MAN. Christiansburg, Va., August 21?(Spec? ial)?The Montgomery county convention held here to-day was the largest in the history of jthe Democratic party. Cap? tain .1. R. Johnson. General Gabriel C. Wharton and A. W. Luster were placed in nomination for the house of delegates. The first and second ballots resulted: Wharton, 7\.-2; Johnson, 'i 1-2; Luster,."). On the third ballot Wharton was unani? mously nominated. G< n. Wharton is a resident of Radford. He is an old Con federate veteran and an original free sil? ver champion. THE OBJECT OK IT. Washington, Aug.' 21.?In appointing Mr.Hitchcock as minister toltussia,Pres? ident McKinley h id the distinct object in view of promotlug closer commercial re? lations with the dominions of the czar. ;hk. breaks the record. Washington, Aug. 21. Associate Jus i pice Field this week established the rec ord for the largcst'service on the'bench of the supremo court. This has long been his sole ambition. He has frequently said that be would never retire until he had done so. Many believe that he will not. retire now, for although he is physi? cally weak ho is mentally strong. DIED. SCO T T -At Roanoke, Va.. August 21, 1S!17, at 2 p. m., DUNCAN HAMILTON, infant son of Duncan 11. and Eliza P. Scott, aged 5 months. Kuneral services to-day (Sunday), August 23, at 4 p. m. from St. John's Kplscopa1 Church. In terment at City Cemetery. PRICE 3 CENTS PLAIN TALK TO SPAIN. The United States May Intervene in Cuban Affairs. UNLESS CONDITIONS IMPROVE THERE THIS COURSE IS LIKELY TO BE PURSUED?TH3 ATTITUDE OF THIS GOVERNMENT OUT? LINED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS TO MIN ISTER WOODFORD?RE A DY TU ASSUME THE POSITION OF PRESIDENT GRANT IN 1874. Washington, Aug. 21.? Officials ?f the St.vto 'Department wore very reticent to? day when naked concerning a report iu circulation that 'definite instructions have beeu given all'our foreign ambassa? dors and ministers to'European countries to sound aud ascertain the af.ittide of European governments in case thcUuited States should intervene in Culu. ' While general denials were made by some of them, others intimated that the United States was ready to assume .the position taken by President Grant in 1874, as shown l>y the instructions of Secretary Fish to Minister dishing. Although it appears that those instruc? tions were carried out, aud there Is no knowledge of what Spain would have done in the premises, it. is possible that Minis? ter Woodford will have a different report to make, it can be stated, on information received here, that there is no truth in the report that Lord Salisbury has sent an unfavorable answer to a suggestion that the Uuited States should iuterelere, the fact being that he has not replied at all to the attempt of our ambassador to sound him on the subject, ami that his attitude gives reason to .believe lie will not oppose such action as our interests may make necessary. Mildster Woodford's instructions are to intimate to Spain that the United States will inte-vene unless the situation in Cuba speedily improves. This, in effect, was the instruction which was given to Mr. Cushing by Mr. Fish, and it is understood that the attitude of the United States Is almost identical with the position taken doting General Grant's administration. Then, as now, the good ollices of the United States hud been ten? dered to*Spain to bring about a settlement of the war; "but," said Secretary Eish, "the well intended proffers of the United States were unwisely rejected by Spain." President Grant, said 'the secretary, ? re? garded independence as the only certain and necessary solution of the Cuban question. The attitude of the present administra? tion is said to be on the same lines, and it is said Minister Woodford will make It clear to the Spanish 'authorities that our interests will make'intervention by the United States'imperative unless some? thing is done speedily, by Spain to im? prove the present situation, disastrous ns it. is to all interests. Sandy P. Fiergat & Co., suc? cessors to Pitman and Evans, Fancy Groceries, I 16 Saiem avenue w CASHIER SHOT, HANK LOOTED. Shepherd, Mich. Aug. 21.?Elmer E. Strubbio, cashier of the Farmers' Bank of this place, was shot twice near the heart to-day by unknown robbers. He cannot recover. All the cash in tin* bank was taken, the amount of which Is unknown. Suicide was at first suspected because of the failure of. the 'People's Savnlga Bank here yesterday. There was evidence of a severe struggle. A $10 hill lay on the floor. MINERS FOUND GUILTY. Clarksburg, W. Va.. Aur. 81.?United States Judge Golf this afternoon ren? dered a long decision finding the miners who were arrested near Fairmount guilty of violating Judge Jackson's injunction. He sentenced all twenty-seven of them to jail for throe days, Jbut lacer ordered them to be released.'Monday morning. FOR THROWING KISSES. Washington, August 21.?George Wright,a respectable looking white man. aged ~>U. was sent to the workhouse to? day by Judge Scott In'defunlt of a fine of $">U, for throwing kisses at Miss So? phia Buckingham, who is from Wright's home at Montgomery, Ala. A JUST VERDICT. Williamsbtirg, .Ky., Aug. 21.? W. E. Sullivan was found guilty to day of as? saulting his sister-in-law, Miss Sarah Wilson, and given .twenty years iu the penitentiary. TDK tVKATUKK. Forecast fur Virginia: Fair; itatlon nry tempert?!uro; aoutlieasterly w intls. ??4tf.4444.44.?* 4444?44?????? Established, IBS I. ? Robbie fliano Co. Old and Reliable, | * ft win Guarantee Factory jj *?j prices im ,. ! 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