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Most Torturing, Disfiguring,
Ot itching, burning, bleeding, scaly skin
and scalp humora is instantly roliovcd
by a warm bath with Cuticuka Sow;
a singlo application of Cuticuka (oint?
ment), tho great skin euro, and a full doso
of Cut:coka Resolvent, greatest of blood
purifiers and humor euros.
Rbhbdies speedily, normanontly, and
economically euro, when nil elso fails.
I'ottiii Deco ani> Ciikm. Coup.. Sole Props., Boiiton.
U*-" Ucw lu euro Every Skin mm Ulood Humor," inc.
riMPLY FACES ^l?A^SSiV. br
Just Received at
1 Car load the celebrated Wiuikegan
- Car loads Wi e Nuila
l Car load Syracuse Chilled Plows.
1 (/'ar ! >ad '?Austiu'e" importing and
i Cat load Iron and Horso Sh.oes.
IlAviot; the largest stock of Hard?
ware iu Llonuoke, arid all bought f >:
spot cash, makes us the acknowledged
headquarter j in cur iine.
t.ive in u call.
9 Jefferson St.
That Cannot be put in Good
Order at the New Home
Off.ce, 309 Henrv
Where will be found the line DROP
CABIN KT admired by so many
people for beauty and convenience;
also a variety of tho dill'erent
machines made by this company,
which, if examined by those who
wish to hay, sidu by ride with
other makes of machines, can
readily sec they deserve all the
preise they have merited in linisb,
durability, light-ruuuiug und per?
fect wtv k.
W. H. STR1CKLF.R,
SOU HKNKV HTKKKT, ROAMOKK, VA
french army and navy.
SaiglHiid'ri TrntUtlonul Enemy Not Uchlnd
Hey Iii Armament.
The French navy ranks next to that
of England in numbers, while in < ni
ciency and fighting qnnlities the French
ships are fully eqnnl to their English
rivals. In fact, in naval architecture tho
French early took tho lead, and many
of the English types of ships were mod?
eled after the French designs, says Tho
Cbnntauqunn. One of tho chief differ?
ences between the English and tho
French armored ships today is in tho
disposition of tho armor and the conse?
quent design of tho hull. English de?
signers have striven to protect the men
working the guns, and to do this they
have reduced tho length of tho ship's
armor. French and naval architects, on
the other band, have given little atten?
tion to the protection of men and a great
deal to the protection of tho water lino.
Then fore they have reduced the breadth
of tho ship's armor.
It is worthy of note that France is
the only great power which levies a tax
on such of her citizens its either do
not enlist in the. standing army or wh
enlist for a shorter term than three
years. Only those who are officially de?
clared "impecunious" are exempt from
such a tax. It is payable annually as
long as the liability to service lasts, ami
the revenue from this source amount.-; to
about 80,000,000 francs, or $0,000,000,
The officers of the French army re?
ceive a very thorough education at the
different military schools. At the head
of these (although not exclusively mili?
tary) stands the Polytechnic school in
Paris, which admits ISO pnpilsannually
after a competitive examination, The
course occupies nine months in the year
for two years.
As it is impossible to keep under arms
frr t!ir< e years the cut ire annual contin
i i lit of recruits, tho law provides for
the discharges of thoroughly trained men
III the end of tho first or second year of
uctivi service in such proportions as to
bring down tho peace strength of tho
army to tho number annually determin?
ed upon by the general assembly. Pref?
erences in this connection are decided
by lot. For this purpose every recruit
ill his i nrollmcut draws a number, and
<!iily those having tho highest, numbers
aro entitled to consideration.
FROM CRIPPLE CREEK.
After the big lire in Crinpb Creek I
took a very severe cold and tried many
remedies without help, the cold only be
coming more settled. After using three
small bottles of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy, both the cough aud cold left
me, and in ?bis high altitude it takes a
meritorious cough remedy to do any
good.?G. B. Henderson, editor Daily
Advertiser. For sale by H. C. Barnes,
"lie Puts up Prescriptions.''
SKETCHES BY M. QUAD
Going: Easy ou Jim.
I wa3 talking with ft lawyer in his
oflico in one of the mountain riilngi s
when the door opened and a typical na?
tive entered. He looked sharply at me,
nodded to the lawyer ami sat down on
a chair, with his shotgun on his knees.
"Well, Jim," said the lawyer after a
bit, "can I do any thing for you today?"
"Reckon yo' kin," replied Jim.
' "Thar's gwiuo to bo a lawsuit yero
today, and yo' ur* fur tho plaintiff,
"Oh, yes; yes, tho suit is on today.
Are you a witness, Jim?"
"I ar', sab. I'm a witness fur the
dofendant, Sam Keller."
"Waal, it'll be this way: When I git
on tho stand, yo'U ax mo lots of ques?
"I'll certainly ask you a few, Jim. Is
that what's bothering you?"
"Jest that, sab. I've heard yo' axin
other men, and I thought wo might as
well hev a lcetle nnderstandiu befo' 1
went on the stand."
"I see. What do you propose?"
"If yo' should ax mc it' I was ever in
tho moonshine bizness, I'd feel that I
orror hev a pop at yo' witli this guu. "
"Well, I won't ask that."
' '(Twino to say I don't pay my debts?"
"Gwiuo to eaii me a liar?"
"Ciwino to say that if Ichawcdlesa
terbacker and drunk less whisky the ole
woman would hev mo' shoes?"
"Of courso not."
"Hain't gwino to say I was mixed
up in a hnwg case and likewise had a
lawsuit over a blind mewl?"
"I don't think it will be at all neces?
"Waal, that's all I wanted to know,"
said Jim us lie rose up to go. "It's best
to talk these tilings over. If yo' was
gwiuo to pitch inter mo and rip me up
the hack, I thought I'd shoot yo' ycro
in tho office, but if yo' was gwiuo to
slide along and go easy I wouldn't waste
I attended tho suit that, afternoon
with tho lawyer, and when Jim took
and jumped at Sam's offer, and this
yero ilo on my ha'r and this yero grease
on my but es hail dun bin wasted!"
"Beaten by your own son, eh?"
"By my own son, sab, and, blame
my cats, if the widder didn't call nie
grandpa us I went out the gate! Sah,
console mo if yo' kin, fur if I break
loose this yere hull mounting will go
slidiu ov r into No'th Cnroleeuy!"
I gave him a nip of moonshine whisky
and a pipe and paper of tobacco, and
when ready to say good by ho promised
mo not to tear down tho mountain or
otherwise imperil the remainder of my
journey. M. Quad.
THE DYING GAMBLER.
lie Hail Seen tho Krror of His WavH and
Warned His Son.
"My son, "said the dying gambler,
"I have but a few hours to live, and
before I go I want to ask you to forgive
mo for gambling away what should
now bo yours and to make a promise
"Oh, father," interrupted the young
man, "do not make nie more unhappy
by talking of forgiveness. I have noth?
ing to forgive. You were always good
to me, and you could not. overcome that
one weakness. I can make my own liv?
ing. Do not let thoughts of my future
disturb your last moments."
"My noble boy!" exclaimed the old
man. "Will, 1 won't say ans tiling
more about forgiveness, but"?the wan
face took on an expression of intense
earnestness?"I want you to make me
a solemn promise, a promise that you
will keep in mind every day of your
life, and which you will not break, no
matter what temptations may surround
you. 1 cannot repair the injury I have
done yon. I cannot restore to you the
property and tho money which should
be your inheritance. But- perhaps by
exacting this promise I can save you
from Die worst of the follies of which 1
have been guilty. It is a poor sort of
reparation, but it is all I have in my
power to do."
"I will promise anything," cried the
youth, "and you may b ei satisfied that
I will always bo faithful to my prom?
"Promise me, then," gasped tho dy?
ing gambler, his livid face flushilia
ino stand be wasn't asked a hard ques?
tion. In fact, he got off so easy that lie
came ami shook hands with me and said:
"It 'll be a surprise to the ole woman.
She reckoned I'd hev to shoi I that law?
yer shore, and sho reckoned I'd bettor
tlo it without was tiiianv gab befo'
Wliero Sam Meat His Father.
As I rode horseback over the ('umber
land range and was ncariug tin- North
Carolina state, line I was overtaken by
a native on foot, and we soon fell into
conversation. I noticed that he was
slicked up a bit, though he must have
been Go years old, und I presently que?
"Funeral down tho rondsomewhere?"'
"Hevn't heard of any," was his
"Then perhaps you are going to a
"Hevn't heard of any weddin either.
Do I look pnrty slick, stranger?"
"You do, and that's what made me
think there was either a wedding or a
"How's my ha'r?" he asked as ho
removed his coonskin cap and displayed
his gray and scanty locks shilling with
" It looks fine."
"How's my clo's?"
"Tiptop. You look as spruce as a
"Do I? Waal, I've goiter. Say, I'm
on my way to tho Widdor Shotwoll's,
'bout a mile below yere. I'm goin u
pop tin- qnoshun to her."
"I see. Well, she. could do worse.
Nice woman, eh?"
"Slick as bark, sab, and I luv hai
I with all my heart. Jest excuse nie if 1
nurry on aneact, as 1 don't want to run
no chances." '
Ho went on ahead at a dog trot, and
is I stopped to gather sonio chestnuts
it was an hour before I saw him again.
Ho was on bis way hai l;, and as ho sat
down beside mo on a m-!< I said:
"Well,you saw the Widow Shotwell?"
"I d-did," ho groam d.
"And you popped?"
"I popped, salt."
"And thu happy day is set?"
"N-uo; Bah, nuthiu is sot- What
d'ye think happoucd?"
"She had decided to remain a widow
"No, sab. As I left home by the road
my son Sam left it goiu cress lots, and,
dura my bide, if ho didn't heat mo thar
by live iniuits and hev tlie widder all
lixedl Sho didn't know as I was eomin
with excitement, "proiuiso mo that
never, under any circumstances, no
matter what the allurements, the temp?
tations, may be"?
"Yes, yes, I promise," the young
man interrupted, fearing tho effect of
the excitement on his father.
"Promise mo," continued the dying
man, his voice growing strong and
piercing for tin- moment, "promise me
solemnly that you will never, never try
a bluff on a pair of deuces 1"
The promise was given, and the gam?
bler died peacefully, if not happily.??
New York .Sunday Jourunl.
CHILDRE N'SC LOTH IN G.
\Vasii (.nod* Always Preferable?Warid
Underwear Necessary to Comfort.
The lirst thing to bo considered in the
matter of little children's clothing is its
warmth, lightness and ease. Its beauty is
u minor matter, although some mothers
regard it as the chief thing. Everybody,
however, likes to see the little ones pretti?
ly clothed, and tho lawns and nainsooks
that best become them may bo freely in?
dulged in. even in the coldest weather, if
t he undertaking Is properly looked after.
Dresses of white, blue or pink canton flan?
nel, made with a plain waist and full skirl,
will afford sufficient protection under an
outer frock of thill material. Wash goods
are always preferable for little children,
lind with this substantial material beneath
'.here is little difficulty in employing thcill
nil the year round. Embroidery and laces
are by no means requisite. Plain frocks
and plenty <>/ them are the requisite for a
really well dressed baby. Every mother
knows that there Is nothing in the world
so pretty as an infant's soft, round little
face, neck, arms and body. Then why dis
i.iTTLE girl's cntra.
tract the eye from these genuine ehnrnrr
by the fictitious dues of elaborate clothing?1
For tho undordressos flannel or flannel
ette maybe employed instead of canton
flannel, although the latter is Censor than
the former. If wool is employed for wear
next the skin, heavy cotton Is better for'
inoro external protection, as it. is less por?
ous. The contact with wool stimulates the ;
skin, but. wool is easily penetrated by ;
drafts; therefore there should be some?
thing denser outside.
The sketch shows a gown for a little
girl s years old. It Is of blue and black
mixed woolen g<*iils, the skirt, being np n
in front over a rubber of blue plaited su?
rah, framed by rovers of blue velvet orna?
mented by pasto buttons. The woolen bud
ice has u vest of plaited surah, with revers
of blue velvet, decorated by buttons match?
ing those on tho skirt. The cloSO sleeves
of woolen goods have caps of plaited velvet,
and the collar and cuffs are also of velvet.
.11 Mr CHOI.I.KT.
Makes itn Experiment.
"1 don't know about this," said the
assistant, editor of the Stygian Society
Chronicle dubiously. "We have never
published anything in as sensational a
style as this. Our subscribers may not
take kindly to an article with threo
heads on it.''
"Well, we'll try it on tho dog," re
pliod Editor Pluto. "Here, Ccrbcrna!"
For Self Preservation.
"And you have tho impudence to say
that the jimmy found on you was not
intended to bo used iu breaking into
houses'.-" said the judge.
"Of course it ain't," said the wan?
derer, "it is fer brcakih out- o' freight
cars. "?Indianapolis Journal.
Man (to dentist )?I want you to kill
this nerve, please. I'm expecting some
money in a few days, and then I'll call
around and pay yon.
Dentist (sarcastically)?I can't kill
Inch a nervo as you've got.?London
Queer Pel low.
Queerest Old feller ye ever did see,
Cond hull at givin advice.
"Party R00? world that we live in." Ray! he,
"but take beer to usk it its price!"
When the new preachor como an went tnikin
'bout lixin Ids Bormont - up nice.
"I reckon," he'd ti ll him. "they'll klvor tbo
An now what's yor price, what's yer price?"
When he rim fer the oftlco an talked to the
He give 'em good votln advico,
Bill nrter he'd done with his stories an Jokes
He'il ask 'oni, "Now. what's yer price!"
An when the folks told him his time was at
An was writin Ids epitaph nice,
lie sent fer the cotllu all funer.il man,
All his last words was, ''What Is yer prloot"
"JUST GOOD FOR NOTHING."
That Is How Thousands of Wo
mou Feel. Hero Is tho Cure.
l>r. Greene'? Xcrvtirn tsthoGreatost Health
(?Ivor in ihu World?
" I fc?l Jnst p^?l for nothing, t!r:d all tli"
time, and s> nervous Unit it seems as if 1
should lly t > pieces." How many women
t!;c:e aro whoso bitter crv of discourage
mentechoes those wotdj. They aro Buffering
from weak nerves, physical e'xlraustion and
fctriale complaints. They need their nerves
strengthened, t?eir MoihI hivigorntcd, and
rcitoratlou fr.mi their f.-tna'o weakness nud
disease. They need Dr. Grceuc's Nervura
h khI and nerve remedy, tho grv:tt female
restorative, and regulator, which has proved
itself, by is wonderful cures, the greatest
hicHsitig t> womankind the world 1ms over
hnov.it. It gives the weak, languid, u.id
tired out sufferer, renewed strength, onergv
and ambition, cures Uio female troubles,
canisluj m tal depression r.tul discourage.
end restores nr:*..) Ixmndiiig health,
vigorous activity, bright rves :.\u\ elastic step.
Mrs. Allio ISwishcr, 111 So. I'Jtli St., Meli
moud, IihI., says: -"For lite past fifteen
years at my monthly periods I never escaped
a severe sick headache, nervousness tm.l tho
other tad symptoms of womb trouble with all
Its attendant severe suffering so that at tunes
it Bccuicd to me 1 ilid not caro to live. 1 com
uicuccd taking Dr. Grceuc's Nervura blood
r.atl nerve remedy, and have not been troubled
with headaches since, and my o'.iior troubles
tiro also cured."
Itcinemhcr that the s;>n:iu- months are tho
I ?: time to take r.iciliciuo and Dr. Greene's
Nervura blood and nerve remedy should bo
lal; it now. Dr. Greene's Cathartic Tilts arc
t' ? iwrfect pills for biliousness and constipa
t: a. Dr.Greene, :i? West Uth Bt.,Ne? York
cay, the most successful physician In curing
diseases, can bo cousultcd nee, personally or
Something About Their Color nni] Utility.
r.r>:;';t Spots Not Iteooniinir.
Everything to lie found in tho wardrobe,
from footwear to licadwear, has its de?
tractors and its defenders. The veil, for in
stnnce, is at once warmly recommended
and strenuously opposXHl. Its enemies
maintain that it is ruinous to tho eyes
and foolish and useless In every respect,
while its friends declare that, so far from
injuring the sense of vision, i: [irotects the
eyes from glare iincldtist and preserves the
complexion. This Is one of tho disputed
points that will never bo sett led. of course,
although there are certain sorts of veils
that, everybody will join in heartily con?
demning? those of bright red, green and
purple, for example. Black, white, gray
and brown are the most, suitable ami be?
coming colors lor veils nud n I ways hold
their own with well tin's sod women what?
ever freaks may bo indulged in by passing
fashion. One of the newest varieties of
veiling is a heavy black net, dotted with
large chenille -pots of a bright color, wil?
low green, violet and similar lints being
used. This is striking, but not particularly
becoming, although it is less trying to the
Complexion than the entirely bright veils
previously mentioned. Luce veils, expen?
sive as they are and beautiful as they of?
ten are in themselves, aro not at all favor?
able to the face. 'I he heavy bottler too fre
quently gives tho effect of a beard, which
Is certainly far from desirable. Jetted veils
are also luxuries without which one Is
The sketch given today shows a jacket
of Kassian green ama/.on cloth. It is
straight and double breasted In front,
while at the back it is close Utting, having
no seam In the middle. It Is ornamented
with stitching and bus a high collar, turn?
ing over at tie- top. and ornamented with
black galloon. The front is crossed by
brande)ionrgs of black pnsscmentcrlo has?
tened by olives The Jucket Is lined with
light silk. .I' l>l?J CHOLLET.
RHEUMATISM QUICKLY CURED.
After having been confined to the house
foi eleven days and paying out 'j'.i? in
doctor bills without benefit, Mr. Krank
Dolson, of Sau it stc. Mari:-. Mich., was
cured by one bottle of Chamberlain's
Pain Halm costing 25 cents and has not
since been trouble ! with that complaint.
I For sale by II. C, Harnes, "He Puts up
tre But little What We'll
m THERE IS N?
TO GtT YOUR FPU
No. 1?Plack Figured AI- Cj^| /] Q
No. 2?Black Figured Al- 1 OO
No 3-BlBok Figured (to
S3T New 8tyle3 an.l better lualltlos
Come and See These.
No. 11?Plain. .10c
No 27-Eaibrolderid N.ck.... 10C
No. 3.-> ? Kxbroldcred Nock 00<->
No. 74?"Jixhrlc, with Km A Qp
broidertd Yolio and Sleeves
No 95?CAmbrio, with Em ?\(~\f>
bruldoiTd Yoke and Sleeve! tivJU
No. SO? Cstr.bric, with rm- OHp
^broldero:- Yoke and Sleeves OuL
R. & G. )
We will havo on
pftlo this week One
Hotter ones always
No. 42?Tucked and Embrold
No '.13? Cambric, ^Deep Ruf?
No. 74?Cambric. Tucked En
broidery and Deep lit Ill-is. .
No 85?Cambric,Tucked Em
broidery and Deep tin lilts.
The Oldest Hardware
Firm in Roanoke.
We have been here since
1888, and are as healthy as
ever. We pay cash for our
goods and guarantee every
price we make,
Come and see us,
201 COMMERCE STREET S, W.
We are able to hhv/> von money on p i;irr Inmg
log. paliitlng. knlaoinluloc, ?nd detorsdog.
OM ?cd rxitmlnr our 'ar>;e uni complete line
of IS ft \vd\\ pun r design,1.
Personal or mail ordrr* will receive prompt at?
tention In . it) or vicinity.
SOUTHERN DECORATING CO,,
!M CHIT It CM AVKNl'K M. K.,
Is Ycur Propertv Insured ?
Both Real and Personal,
IF NOT vor MAD BETTER SEE
Ohas. Lunsfurd & Son.
They represent tho largest Foreign und
American Companies in existence, und
pay losses a* cheerfully ns thoy take your
premium. Oftice, Nc. lOtl .lefterson St.
??.m Memnch, lo?i ef appetite, llatub*nce, water*
heartburn, nightmare, i ...tied
tongue, offensive breath,
jaundice, bad i otnplex
ion, liver-spoU, yi II >w
eye*, conMlpatl n, palpi?
tation <>f iho heart, and
\ Pills. J ***** \
?v ?4 need i Uti ?i (ill I.
X*???'"^ A pill after i i ? meal.
White wrapper if cnnMlpatedj yellow If bowels are
95c. and 50c. at dnifglMs*. Send lo ua for a
UK. J A. DEANE CO.. Kingston. N. V
"A HAND SAW IS A OOC
IS THE PROPER THING
Do tojtake Sales Great.
No. 31 ?Tucked.
No 42?Tucked, Embroidered tC?0^-?
and Raffled. VJfc70
No. 53 ? Embroidered and QtO/-??
No 71? Cambric, 'i'ucktd and ,f"?Qr%
No 65 ? Muslin, Lace IoBer- CfcQ/-?
lion and Lace Frill. v^OO
No. 96 ?Muslin. L?c? In- QQ
sertion aud L\co Frill, Cpl,Oc7
No. ;i7 ?Muslin, wl'h two QQ
wldo Embroidery Rutils ^JL?0?l7
No. 31? Re ill >d Front and OQ^>
No 12?Embroidered Yoke f^T (~\ ^
and Ruffles. 00*0
No 63? Embrolderod and Ruf- P\Q*r%
No p4?Embroidered Yoke, ^L?Q^
Collar and Cuff*. Ofc/O
No 2;>?Embroidered Yoko i7r -
and CulT .?Sail it Collar. ... I OO
No 76 ? I'.TQbrolderpd Yoko QQ/-?
and Culli -Sailor Collar_ Ot^U
No. S7?Embroidered Yoke QQj'-?
and Cuft.-t?Sailor Collar_t/?U
No. IS ?Embroidered Yoko G? I "1 Q
and Cuffs?Sailor Collar. . ?P-s..-Lv7
New Lines of
Embroldorlos, Lucas, White (locdB,
Dress Gooca, ''ercilcs, Ginghams,
Etc , Arriving Dally.
4- l-2c a Yard.
4c a Yard.
fic a Yard.
??imVaiai Schedule in Effect
November 8, 1896.
WESTBOUND LEAVE RUANOKE
6:45 a. in. (Washington und Chattanooga
limited) for Bristol, intermediate sta?
tions and the South and West. Pull?
man sleepers to New Orleans and Mem?
phis. Connects at Rudford for Blue
Held and Pocahontas.
4:25 p. m., the Chicago Express for Rud?
ford, Bluetield, Pocnhontas, Kenova,
Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis,
Kansas City, Columbus and Chicago.
Pullman H?lfet Sleeper Koanoke to
Columbus. Also for Pnlaskl, Wythe
ville, Bristol, Knoxville, Chattanooga
and intermediate points.
TRAINS ARRIVE AV ROANOKE.
From Norfolk 5:30 a. m.; 4:15 p. in.
From Hagerstown 5:80 a. m.; 4:10 p. in.
From Winston 1:15 p. m.
From Bristol and the West 1 :88 p. in.;
11:10 p. in.
NORTH AND EASTBOUND, LEAVE
1:50 p in. for Petersburg, Riehmond and
1:45 p. in for "Washington, Hagerstown,
Philadelphia: ami New York.
11:80 p. m.'for Richmond and Norfolk.
Pull man Tsleepers Koanoke to Norfolk
and Lynchburg to Richmond
11 :25 p. in. i Washington and Chattanooga
limited) for Washington, Hagerstown,
Philadelphia and New York. Pullman
sleeper- to Washington via. Shenan
doali Junction and Baltimore aud Ohio
Durham Division?Leave Lynchhurg
(Union station) dally 4:00 p. in. for
South Boston and Durham aud Inter?
mediate stat ions.
Winston Salem Division?I/?ave Koanoke
(Union"station) daily 2:00 p. in. and
8:00 a. in. daily, except Sunday (Camp?
bell street station) for Rocky Mount,
Martinsvllle, Winston-Salem andintei
mediate stat ions.
For all additional Information ?pply
at ticket office or to W. B. Bevill, General
Passenger Agent, Koanoke, Va.
M. F. Kragg, Traveling Passenger
Attorney ai-l.nw and Commissioner
Lock-Box 110, Koanoke, or Room 1(1,
Second Floor Kirk Law Building.
'^^?H?BsTtu^ 182 Salem Ave.
?/ <y*-iJ-z<> V t>v? r Traders'
Loan & Trust Co
)D THING, BUT NOT TO