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VOL. XIX, NO. 11
JOE J the Mammoth CLEVELAND See him TO-DAY ROANOKE CYCLE CO. ? Succeeds Like Success Sold Three Fine Pianos Monday. A genta can't touch our prices and terms on same quality. Kxamiue for yourself. No in>ics to sinn. nsic C. T. JENNINGS, Manager, 22 Salem Avenue. ?1 We Have Only a Few Air-Tight Wood Heaters Left. If You Want One ] Order Early. Engleby ? Bro, Co, Have You Seen the TRINITY? DEATH OF AMOS E. ENO. He Passes Away .Alfter an Illness of Many Weeks. New York, Feb. 22.?Amos E. Eno, ? I.id at his home, No. 32 Fifth avenue, iIiis morning. He hud been uiling for -ome time. Mr. Eno was horn at Simsbury, Conn., . November 1, 1810. in he came to this city, in company with his ecus:n, J. j , J. Phelps, to start in business. Both j were poor young men, but, by strict ecou- I omy, liiey succeeded within a few years j J in saving ?ufliolent money to start out for themselves in the dry goods business. ' Theii business prospered, and the two | partners tinally separated to found sep- ! srate houses. In 1800 Mr. Eno retired from business with $01)0,000 to his credit. | He then began a series of real es?ato ; speculations, which culminated in the purchase of the site and the erection of the Fifth Avenue Hotel, in 1850. Mr. Eno built the hotel at a cost of $1,000, 0C0 in 1635 he married Miss Lucy Phelps, his second cousin. They had six childien, four sous and two daugh? ters. one of Mr. Eno's sons is Amos F, Eno. He was a or em her of a dry goods which was forceil to suspend in 1861, and in j last November earned the respect of the entire dry goods district by sending to j the old firm's creditors or their Hucces sols in business checks for ?he full j amount of his ^hare in the. liabilities. Visiting cards engraved at Oaldwell- I .?sites Cc. M. If COBB TO BE CONSUL. fie Will Succeed the Late Col. Ash by at Colon. Washington, Feb. 22.?The President i yesterday sent to the Senate me name of j William W. Cob'o, of Plttsylvan'a conn- | tj-. \'a , to be consul at Colon, Colombia. I There will be no objection to the confir? mation of Mr. Cobb. lie will succeed the late Colonel Ashby, who met. such a tragic death at Colon about a month ago. At the time of his death Col. Ashby was sailing across bay ? to Colon. Mr. Cobb it a lending 7 n ember of the dominant Republican faction of Virginia. His appointment was recommended by .indue Edmund Waddlll, Jr., of Bich innnd, who is a close personal friend of jft. McKinley. DEATH IN FOREST FIRES. Columbia, S. C, Feb. 22.?Henry Blz ;,ftrd, of Rlilgeway, thirty miles oorth of i hen', reports thai in forest fires in that section, besides destroying much property seven women were burned to death two ,,f them elderly married women, 'the others girls Whi'.e fighting the fires about their homes they were cantrht by the Harnes, in this county seventy homes were destiored, so iar as reported. in several other counties the dammre has a as gret. Public appeals for aid 4 ROANOK ERE! 10? GRIMES, rider. Weighs 492 pounds, on the streets or at ? 108 Salem Avenue S. W. LEGISLATIVE GRIST MILL. Over 1,400 Bills Have Been Intro? duced at Richmond. Rich mood, Feb. 22.?The senate after a brief session to-day adjourned in honor of Washington's birthday after passing a number of local hills. Owing to the largo number ol bills on i the house calendar, exceeding two hun? dred, that body held morning and even? ing sessions and passed a largo number Of bills. The governor has signed the chnrter of the Joseph II. Sands Division of Grand International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. So far ?.'iT bills have beer, introduced in the sennte and S17 in the house. Auld Lang Syne by Max M?ller. Cald well-Sites Co. RUSH IXC THE TERROR. Significant Haste at Norfolk in Getting Her Ready for Action. Norfolk. Feb. ?2.?The work on the monitor Terror, was completed hi 5 o'clock to day. She in now ready to sail in the morning. The chief engineer worked all last n'ght in the shops assist? ing the men. j Kepairs to the torpedo boats Foot.o an I Wlnslow were rushed even more than ! those on the Terror.and they will be taken I from the diy dock in the morning. They j are expected to receive orders to sail ; within the next twenty-four hours. Six : of the seven boiiers of the Puritan have been repaired and work on the seventh ! is being rushed to night. Eighteeu of ! her twenty-one furnaces have been cut i In. An addition is being made to her ; smokestack. Ordinarily .the remaining iepairs would consume ten days, but it. is expected to no completed |by Satur ! day, when she probably will leave for I New York. ! "Go to the Ponce de Leon Flotei and havi a talk with Mr. L. Netland, presi ! dent of the Elkhorn-Alaska Cold Mining ? and Development Company, who has [ something of interest to tell you. Set their advertisement on page I of this pa j PeT-"_ TO COSl' $2,500 A COPJ . j A ? Hook of Wealth" in Pres? at Chicago. Chicago Feb. 22?"TheU Book of Wealth" is being published here. It I to deal with nil that is worth knowing concerning wealth, fron: the dawn of his? tory to doe Leiter's wheat deal. The two editions of the book will ^ost $250,000, and only 40U copies will be printed. The first, orcynga noir edition, j will consist of 150 copies, and will be sold at $2,500 a copy. The second edition of 250 will cost. $1,(100 each. The covers are ITx'i'J, and are of heavy golden silk, lined with brocade, and the book will be embellished with original i water colors and beautiful entrravings. ? II. FL Bancroft, of San Francisco, is the ' author. WILL HOL?? BACK NEWS. - I Officials Will Give Out Nothing Until the Board Returns. Washington, Feb. ?The Navy De? partment this afternoon issued a bulletin to the effect that no information concern- j ing the result.of the court, of inquiry into j the cause of the Maine disaster, now In j session on boatd tue Mangrove in Havana j harbor, will be given out until the mem- i hers ot the court are safe on the United Etates soil, for feai that the turbulent j element in Havana will rise en masse and annihilate the fen- Americans within' their power. This report is not expected before the end cf the week. See cut-rate price list of Ideal Steam Laundry on page -l. HARRISON'S OPINION. Chicago, Feb. 22.?Ex President Har ! risen spokc.ut the Auditorium to day on obligations of wealth before the meiiiuers ? of the Union League Club. In speaking of the Maine disaster he said: ?It will he money well spent if the fuli ! value of the Maine is expended to deter? mine whether or not the warship was sunk by accident or design. I an: in hearty accord with the actions of the President, Congress and the court of in <iuiiy." New books just in. Caldwell-Sitei Co. STICK TO THEIR COLORS. Chambersbunr, Pa., Fa'*. 22.?The !o oal O. A. R. veterans recently invited General Turner Asbury Camp of Confed? erate Veterans, of Winchester, Vn., to participate tin a) Washington birthday camp fire. A few days ago the Virgin? ians notified the post, here that the, Con fedi rate Hag "which was brought from Appotnattox" would be carried iu the parade. HOUSUIU I'o* t. replied that the c. A. R. Etood by their invitation, but all must march under obi glorv here or not at all. The Virginians thereupon re? called then acceptance. A NEW CHANCELLOR. Binghamton, N. Y.. Feb. 22.?Rev. .lohn H. Rice teuedered 1 .s resignation as pastor of the Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church last evening, aud will accept the chanei'1'orship of the South ?E, VA., WEDNESI WALKER, OF MASSACHUSETTS, Denounces Democrats and Poses as a Great Philanthropist, Washington, Feb. 22 ?WasKnaton'3 birthday was not ill-spent In the House, the session to-day bel?g one of the most interesting of the present Congiess. Mr. Uailey tried to secure au adjourn? ment out of respect to memory ot Wash? ington bat it was defeated by a ^voto of 04 to 104 A few Republican joined with the Democrats and Populists lu voting for adjournment, but not enough to enable Mr. Bailey to carry his point Mr. Cannon, chairman of committee on appropriations, called up sundry civil appropriationjbill, and it was the nominal topic of discussion iu tbe committee of the whole. The paragraph relating to the appointment of nine honorary com? missioners to the Paris exposition met opposition on the score of failure to pro vid" for their expenses. Mr. Simpson, of Kan?as, asked Mr. Cannon if there wus not danger that the appointments would go to millionaires, who wanted to uo over and get in the so? cial swim, and get acquainted with some lords and ilnkes upon whom they can work off their daughters. According to Mr. Simpson, Mr. Walker, of Massachu? setts, had declared In .substance that mil? lionaires should alone be permitted to represent tue country abroad and had protested against any legislation or crit? icism against millionaires. With great earnestness Mr. Walker replied, saying: "1 want to say to the country that there I has uot been a dollar made on the aver ago out of the working people in this j country in any industry that serves the j masses of the people for more than thirty years. TftKe any live years?take most of the producing goods that five years?and tbe masses of the people have bought at retail goods that hrve been j produced of every name and nature at less than they tc.st manufacturers at the j beginning. Every dollar ot profit has j come out. of nature. i "Inventions have been so rapid, prices j reduced so fast, that the people have got i goods at what would have been the nor t mal cost to manufacturers 'That is the result of the inventions of these very manufacturers who are damned from morning until nigtit on the other Bide of this house. Now loe^K at the attitude of a man on other side of the house who is evidently ready to denounce me. Why? Because 1 have contributed something to the development, of my couutry. I have given away to educate your people down South, In your educational institutions, in ore than yon Democrats ever gave to them." Applause. "Yon may iiuuro up, every man of ! you. what you have contributed to edu? cational institutions in the South, and 1 will shew for every dollaryou have given I 1 have given two. Now, I am tired of thia thine. 1 have a right to stand on j this noor without being insulted by the gentleman from Kansas or any other ' gentleman from anywhere else." EVIDENCE OF A WRECK, Wcods Holl, Mass , Feb. 22 ?The dis covery of the dead hod tea oi a sailor and a child on it Hunting spar to-day aud the m:is< of floating wreckage off Nantucket island Indicates that the ship Asia bound from Phillipinea to Boston, with cargo of hen p, was totally wrecked dur? ing the recent stor.ii and that all aboard, mabout twenty souls, perished. Her cap? tain was George N. Dakin. All the south shore ol Cape Cod Is littered with , debris. A portion ot the ship's long . boat, 'Mscovered on the sands by life sav i ing patrol, bears tiu name "Asia." The 1 vessel's wheel, similarly inscribed, was picked up by a coaster. This morning the crew ol the tug McCaulley sighted a larger spur on which were lashed the bodies of a man and child. The man held the little one tight!) in his anus. Her hands were clasped so closely about his neck that [the it en on the tug were scarcely able to undo tbe embrace. The limly of the man showed him to be of middle age. His chess betokened that of an oilicer. A second mate's certificate was found in his pocket, which had the name of .lohn Cook on it. The child was evidently his daughter. Both had been dead nia'iy hours. 'I ho tug urtil?ed about in the vicinity several hours and found many more Indications of a wreck but no more bodies. GENERAL GORDON ILL. Toledo, ()., Feb. 22.?General Cordon, the distinguished ex-Confederate, was billed to lecture to night. Eveiy seat in Valentina theatre bad been sold in a>' vance Late this afternoon a teleginm whs received annonncina that General Cordon had been taken suddenly very ill at Port Hut on, Mich , and wan unable to'travel any further. Private advices are to the effect that Gen. Gordon was, a very sick man. Tube paste 10c. Caldwell-Sltes Co. THIS WBATIIBK. ?'<u.-, ,...t for Vlrglii!?: fair, westerly to nortwent rlyuliuls. We are carrying the nicest line of Evaporated Frails ever shown in Lloanoke: White Nectarines, Red Nectarines, Pitted Plums, Hart lett. Pears, Moor park Apricots, Peeled and Un peeled Peaches, Country Dried Peaches, Silver Primes, Ruby Prunes, Black Prunes of four si/.r-?. Hunter & Co., DAY, FEBRUARY \ POWDER MAGAZINE INTACT. Divers Bring Up Powder Case For a Ten-Inch Gun. Havana, Feb. 22.--An important dis? covery was made in the Maiue to-day. The divers brought up a powder case for a 10-inch gnu, which they took from the pa**t of the battleship destroyed by lue explosion, and in which the main gnu powder magazine is situated. Tho kiiu powder discovered was in a hair, und the bag was contained iu a copper case. The case was entirely closed, but had an ex? terior mnrk as if some hard onject had struck it on the outside, lint within the gunpowder is absolutely intact. As the case was in the forward magazine this discovery is conclusive proof t hat whether or not tiie magazine exploded, and It is the general belief it did not explode, at least the most Important part cf it re? mains Intact. Any positive declaration about the mat tcr at this time is prematuie. Yet tln conper case with its powdei bag intact j speaks foi itself. The case was taken horn the Maine .to j the Fern. The diwrs failed to-day to place elec? tric light appraratua inside the Maine as the wire obtainable In Havana is worth? less foi that purpose. Thewoik of the divers is progressing vcrv slowly on ac? count of the paucity of materials. Wrecking tug Neptune Is eagerly expected from Key West. She will bring all ucc essary apparatus to raise, the nig guns and specially clear away many huge ob? jects and iron pieces which are hampering dners Among the objects brought up to-day is the Hne'silverware of the battle- I ship which was pteseuted by the State of Maine, and also a loving cup presented ' during the last visit of the Maiue to New Orleans. All the American ships in port have their lings in full oisplay in honor of Washington. The Spanish ships are also Hunting American Mags. Cuehbler died this morning in San Ambroslo Hospital. After a frightful agony, in which tho poor sailor w \s de? lirious for several hours he fell into a swoor. ami passed peacefully away. Holtzer is still in very despeiate condi? tion and may die any time. A sensational editorial is printed this ] afternoon in La Lucba against Sigsbee. i It says Siusbee is ui.lawfully forming a ! part of the couit of Inquiry. La Lucba adds that ihe captain is a judge in his own ease, and that therefore all conclu? sions of the court of Inquiry will * be in ndniiasuble to verv principal of justice. The conn ol inquiry, accompanied by | General Lee, calico on Blanco this morn? ing and Inter on Admiral Manterola, New York, Feb ; 22 ?Commodore Bunce and General Merrlttceremoniously returned Eulate's calls to-day. Each re j mtdned a quarter of an hour aboard the Vl/.cnya, whose baud played "titai span? gled Bauner" when each pa.ty departed. The Vlxcayn has conti acted for B. and (). coal which was transferred by the Span lards from baiges to the bunkers In bags all day Spanish ollicer carefully in- ! Bpected so no bomb or other diabolical i substance could he included. The coal- ' log is likely to occupy t he greater part of \ to* morrow also. The vessel leaves Th?rs- I day for the South. It was gaily bedecked ! in honor of the holiday. Some miscreant started the rumor to-night that linlate's \ barge upset ami the cantain drowned. | Absolutely unfounded. Captain did not leave the ship all day. MADAME RHEA SUED. Actress Accused of Taking a Ploy and; Staging It I'nder Another Name. IhirrishnrLT, Pa. Feb. 22.? Attorneys Edward I''. Wellington, ?>f Hochester, ami ? John B. Fox, of Harrisbdrg, have brought I suit ngalnst Hortense Lovat,whose stage ! name is Mine. Rhen. She is sued for a large sum of money j for taking the play of "Josephine," the ; j work of Mr. Hoi;.ml. of Rochester, ami \ I giving it the name of "Napoleon," rvhich I was presented at the Opera House iu this 1 city on Saturday nig!'.. Mine. Rhen an ! cepted service and the case will be tried I in New York. "If you are looking for a chance to; J make a good investment, you cannot do j better than to put your money Into the I Elkhorn-Alaska Gold Mining and Devel- ' ? opmcnt Company. Mr. L. Netland, their j ; president, is at the Ponce de Leon Hotel, 1 ? and will be triad to see von. (live him a call." HAN B YS SrCCKSSOR. Former Postmaster Stewait Elected Sen ator After a Hot Fight. Wilmlngion. Del., Feb. 22?An elec? tion was held* thioughotit New Castle county to-day for a state Senator to suc? ceed Kobrrt .1. Hanby, who died] recently of apoplexy. There was a bo:, triuognlnr light lor the office. The Democrats have the lower.house of the general assembly and a majoiity in the senate. Had they succeeded in electing H-tnby's successor, the? would have bad a two-thirds major? ity in the senate also This would have euabled them to have passed the new municipal charter for Wilmington cit y, a measure that cannot be .adopted with? out one Republican vote. The Republicans were muted on ex Postmaster Daniel E. Stewart, while the goid anil silver factions of the Demo cratic party were divided Thfc]gold :neu nominalen Thomas Wehlen, of Brandy wine Hundred, while the silver Den o crats nominated Patrick Hanghey. Stewart, Republican, Mas elected. IS NOW. AND HAS BEEN ORGANIST FOR DB HOC E'S CHT KCl I. RICH? MOND, MANY YEARS. Richmond. January 25, ISOS. it gives me great pleasure to say that. 1 know Mr. W. A. Gray to be a first-class piano tuner, also in repairing pianos. He is not only capable in this line of hutdness, but skillful and very particu? lar in >li his work. \ cry respectfully, C. W. Till LOW, 2GT? E. Marshall street. Prof. Thilow Is one of the lea ling pro I fesstonal musicians of Richmond and possesses a superb Concert Gtund Knabe piano, about which he Is as careful as a vtotltll&t is about an old violin. Leave orders at Hobble Piano Co f< r tuning 331 1898. ANOTHES CASH P?ICE1 Feilow's IlypoohosphItes.95 Garfleld Ten.1? Chamberlain's Couirh Cure.18 Carter's Liver Pills.13 Cutioura hesolvoot.70 Cutlcnra Soap.1.1 Sarsaparilla, $1 sl/.e.iW) Ayer's Hair Yigoi.(JO Headache Powders (4 doses).10 Everything else cut in like proportion. V VanLear Bros,, Graduates in Phi and Jeffer: NEGRO POSTMASTER KILLED. Summary Way of Disposing of a Political Opponent. Charleston, S. C. Feb. 2"J.?Frazer B. Laker, the neuro uostrn later at Lake City, WtlUatnsbnrg county, was mur? dered by k mob at i o'clock tbif n orn Inu. Since be was put In cbarue of the office by Presidet McKinley in Septem? ber diligent eflorts havo been made by tln? white people to have hits: removed. On one occasion he was fired at from ambush with a load of buckshot, but he escaped According to the best accounts obtainable, a mob of several hundred people, sni posed to white citizens, col? lected ii a lonely spot on Monday nitrht and arrauired lo kill linker. About 1 o'clock they sneaked to the postmaster's cabin, which was nl?o used for a post o'bce, and itted it Tin- crackling of the llames sroused the family, which rushed out. Immediately a volley of lead was poured into the cabin, and linker w*s among the first to fall dead. ?Hls wife, who was holding a young baby to her breast, had a rtllo ball pass through her hand. It afterwards buried itself in the child, killinii it instantly. Two daugh? ters and .-i small son were shot, but they may live. The mother is seriously wounded. Before the shooting censed the uuild ing Was covered with flames anil the '?odies of Baker and his child could not be dragged out. This morning they were round charred almost, beyond recogni? tion. The injured children fled for saftv, I tit they were not interfered with after the murder. All the mail in the postotttce wns de? stroyed. It was claimed that Bake; was never a resident of the town and that, he was lazy, ignoraut and insulting to lady patrons at the postoftlce. Petitions were sent, to the Postmaster tJeneral to have tin- man removed, but nothing was ever done'about it. The petition was signed by 200 business men of Lake City. The murder has been re? ported to the authorities in Washington. Bukcr was appointed pos tu aster three months ago Lahe City has GOO inhabi? tants. The negio population In that vicinity is large. After the lir>-t assault, three months ago, Laker moved his fam? ily into a house on the outskirts of town, where he eatabllshed his postoftlce. Till man and McLnurln und Congressman Morton bad asked the postmaster general to remove Laker because of his color, but the request, was refused All mail matter was destroyed. The coroner's jury was empanelled to night, viewed the charred remain-, and then adjourned till Saturday. TO INCREASE THTaRMY. The Senate Passes a Bill For This Purpose, Washington, Feh ..'.?After the read? ing of Washington's farewell address by Senator Lodge in the Senate to day, tbe following resolution, offered by Mr. Mor? gan, was adopted: The committee on naval affairs i- i u structeil to inquire and report whether a man-of-war, equal at least to any war? ship in the world, to bo named George Washington, can be built, armed and commissioned within "twelve months by the use of the facilities of shipyards, ma? chine shops mines'and forests of rhe Uni? ted Mutes, wherever the same are found." The bill to authorize two additional regiments of artillery was then taku up, on motion of Mr. Haw-ley. the chairman of the committee On military aftalrs, The bill whs opposed by Mi. Lite, of Tennessee, a member ot tlfii military committee, because it proposed an un nece .saiy increase in the army. There are now , he said, a do/en regiments Idle all over the country and he thought they should be utilized for manning the torts on t he sea coast. Mr. Hawley explained briefly why the hill should bo passed. The army, he said, wus steadily decreasing in propi r tton to 'the population. Congress had appropriated within the la^i do/en years ^31,000,000 for coastw ise defences. Un? der existing legislation 527 ?uns would be put. up and within two years there would be in position 150 guns and 232 new rifle steel rr ortars. The War Depart? ment estlronted that the 1,610 men pro? vided for in the bill wool.I be sutlicient for the present. L was very late, he said, to object to men taking care ot these guns and tc learn to handle them. Each 1 ol these -uns required as much skill as a locomotive or an ordinary river steam boat. The bill w as the simple dictate of common sense. Every oflicer of the army desired its passage. The bill was passid ?Bate, Chllton, Clay and Vest alone opposing. Ttie Senate the a went into secret session. MALAGA utrspes in abundance at J. I. CATOGNl'S. SCHOLARSHIP $35, The limes has for sale a schol? arship in the National Business Pnlln/vfii nrinr, ?QK PRICE 3 CENTS .IST OF YAHLHAH B no D?U?. Celery Compound.70 Syrup of Figs (California).86 CBstoria.21 Miles' Medicines.65 Budwell's Emulsion.75 Scott's Emulsion) 70c and.35 Tonic Hvpophosphites, full pint hot. .75 Pink Liver Pills, 25c size.17 Porous Plasters.10 V'e will save you money if you come to ns. armacy, S. W. Corner Salem avenue son street. CUBA FOR WAR ST. GLAIR BROS.' Far Mrs. Wells* Home-Wade Mince Meat. Was 1','Ac per pound?three pounds for 25c. Quality A No. 1. Order quick. Will not be liere long at this price. ST. GLAIR BROS.', C. F. BLOUNT, Manager, 111 JefTersou street. Roth 'phones. UNDER WRECKED ENGINE. Isaac Quigley Met Death With His Hand Upon the Throttle. Philadelphia, Feb. 22.?When the big shifting engine which transfers cars along the Delaware river tiont from the Kensington depot to Shnckamaxou street started up Rail street at 7 o'clock ln9t 11i1 t nIth seven heavily'loaded cars in tow the crew hail no thought of disaster and were happy because with the follow? ing trip their days' work'ended. Conduc? tor Fermnn Lewis, of 25(15 Lloyd street, was in Charge of the train, while Engi? neer Isaac Quigley, of Abngall street near Amber, was at. tt.e throttle, and his llre mau was Henry Lake, of 520 North Sixth street. Just above Bench streat theie is a cross over switch, which had been set to re? echo the train, and, although it was only going at a moderate speed, tue engine in some Inexplalnablo manner jumped the -witch and coutinued up the straight track. The ???->?:?, instead of lollowing the engine lock the switch points and as the couplings held tight, their momentum derailed tin? locomotive, hurling i: Into the erecting shop of Cramp's ship yard and t inning it upside down on i he other side oi' the ciushed wall. The crash and the noisecf the escaping steam soon drew a big crowd, but the hut vapor hid from view the wreck, from tvhich, after some minutes, Fireman Lake came crawling. He was da/.ed and turned to go back to the engine, but was led away by the bystanders but little the worse. The ctowd loosed for some sign from t he engineer, but none o?. me. 1 The steam died away and revealed him I pinned to the earth beneath the huge ma ; chine, the wheels of'which wcio.high in ? tin; air, where thesmokstuck should have i been. His hand was on the throttle and his efforts as the engine overturned had i doubtless been to stop its speed and pre I vent an accident. I Nothing could be done until a wreck - I inj! engine, which had been sent for, ar ! rived ami then (Quigley was dragged I from beneath th" heavy boiler, dead. ; Doubtless the tirst shock resulted in in I sensibility and he never felt the scalds I from the hot vapor which enveloped him l foe twenty minutes before the wreckers arrived The wrecking crew finally succeeded, after several hours' work, in clearing the : tracks. It is estimated that the loss to i tlie railroad copmany will 1? anout $4, 1 Olli). Conductor Lewis had narrow es? cape from death. He ?vasriding between the engine and tender when the accident occurred, but be managed to jump cleat of the wreck when the accident occurred. The body of the engineer was taken to tin1 undertaker. KSCAPED DEATH PENALTY. Norfolk, Vh . Feb. 22 ? Oz.las Cooke, the white man, who killed Lloyd Wil? liams, colored, by rtriking him with a heavy board, will not bang foi the crime. He was placed on trial in the corporation court court to-day aud the verdict of the jurv rendered tills evening finds the pris? oner guilty of involuntary manslaughter and lixes hN nunshment at $250 line and imprisonment for one year in the city jail. Cook is a notorious character, hav? ing killed an inoffensive negro man in a tit of anger some years ago, for which crime he narrowly escaped hanging. 444444444.444 *4444 4444444.4 11 THE OLD RELIABLE ? 1 Smith k Barnesf I PIANO I 5 POS: ESSES a pure, full tone; easy, ^ <S elastic touch, and beautifui llnisb. * * Durability unquestioned. ^ ! WARRANTED FIVE YEARS. ? 'S Made in ail fancy figured woods, j* tf. f* *j Factory prices. Easy payment! ' w l 9j No interest to pay.