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KVKRY MORNING, EXCEPT MONDAY.
H0ANOK.E PUBLISHING CO.,
PUULISHERS AND PROPRIETORS,
122 CAMPBELL AVK. S.W.
TERMS BY MAIL (POSTAGE PREPAID):
DAILY, ONE MONTH. 50
" THREE MONTHS.$1.50
" SIX MONTHS. 3.00
" ONE YEAR, IN ADVANCE. 5.00
SUNDAY EDITION, ONE YEAR. 1.00
The situation iu Crete is critical in the
extreme. The great uowers seem deter?
mined to take control of the island and
Greece will probably havo to succumb.
She cannot fight all of Europe, aud as
there seems no disposition on the part of
England, Austria, France and),Russia
especially to let her have her way in re?
gard to Crete, no alternative is left but to
retire from the situation as gracefully as
possible.' The sinking of a Greek trans?
port by an Austrian gunboat shows that
the crisis has been reached and that a de?
cision one way or another must be made.
HELP THE Y. M. C. A.
The efforts of the Young Men's Chris?
tian Association to pay olY ^the floating
indebtedness should receive every encour?
agement at the hands of the people of this
city. The goo'1 work done by the associa?
tions here cannot well be overestimated.
In giving the young men a place to stop
at, aud in drawinc them away from temp?
tation, the associations confer upon them
benefits far-reaching in their eC'ects. The
amount needed by the Roanoke associa?
tion to discharge its debt is not large, all
things considered, aud its plan'adopted to
raise the money is one that ought to meet
with speedy success. Every man who
has sons approaching manhood ought to
lend his best assistance to the movement,
aud all young men able to give should
likewise contribute to the fund now being
raised. The movement is one tha* ap?
peals strongly to all who have the in?
terests and welfare of the community at
heart, and as the strain upon their gener?
osity is not heavy, they cannot better
show their willingness to help a good
cause than by subscribing such a sum as
they think their means will permit.
THE CUBAN POLICY.
That the Spanish author'ties have sud?
denly come to a realization that Americnu
citizens in Cuba have rights which must
be respected is apparent to all who have
watched the recent course of events on
the island. Prisoners have been released
who had long been held without trial
and the general disposition of the Span?
iards appears to be towards the mainte?
nance of the most friendly relations with
this government. The cause of this ap?
parent change is not hard to discover..
Consul-General Lee's revolt against the
cowardly course of the Cleveland admin?
istration anil the knowledge of the Span?
iards that he is backed in his course by
the unanious approval of his countrymen
has no doubt helped materially to im?
prove the situation,and besides the Span?
iards are already aware of the fact that
the government at Washington now is
not the same that it was a few mouths
ago. They have every reason to believe
that, while there is no desire for territo?
rial aggrandizement on the) part of the
present administration that it will,so far
as Cuban affairs are concerned, enforce a
strict neutrality. American citizens both
by birth and adoption will be protected
in all their rights, and that the represen?
tatives of Spain in Cuba have discovered
this already, is apparent from the re
markable leniency they are now display?
ing towards all such as have come under
the ban of their displeasure since the
commencement of the revolution. While
it is evident that the administration will
not 'tolerate improper imprisonment of
American citizens in Cuba, there is, nev?
ertheless, much speculation as to what
will be its real course towards the Span?
iards in Cuba, and while it has been an?
nounced that a policy of strict neutrality
will lie followed, it is plain that there
will he no yielding to Spain on ( very
question, as was done by .Mr. Clovelaud
and Secretary Olney. The Washington
Sthr,in discussing the matter says: The
attitude of the new ndmiuistration to
ward the Cuban question has not become
thoroughly understood. The impres?
sion has gotten abroad in certain qunr
tcrs that there is to be a continual ion of
the policy of the Cleveland administra?
tion. The action of the cabinet with re
spect to the clearance of the Dauntless is
likely to bo interpreted by those who do not
understand the situation iis confirming
this impression. The fact is that Mr.
Cleveland's course will be avoided There
may lie little difference in the "declaration
of policy,'' for the policy of maintaining
neutrality declared by Mr. Cleveland was
all right, except that' iu its application
he actually favored the Spanish and
placed this country in the attitude of pas
slve submissiveness white outrages weio
perpetrated upon American citizens.
Under this administ ration the declaration
will be practically the same, but the in
terpretatloh and application will bo
Mr. McKinley and Mr. Sherman have
different Idea from that hold by Mr.
Cleveland as to vvhat neutrality, under
lluflinesn OUlce .
coii(litiou8 which obtain in Cuba, means.
If those persons who looked for tlio Imme?
diate adoption of a vigorous policy by the
new administration find any reason lor
disappointment it is ?lue to a change of at?
titude on the part of the Spanish author?
ities. The Spanish have had notice served
on them that the 'course which they fol?
lowed freely during the Cleveland admin
stration will not be tolerated by the Mc?
Kinley administration. They are there?
fore not proceeding with such a ^high
hand. There is iv thorough understand?
ing on their part that their license has
expired. Much surprise was expressed
when',Mr. Sherman, knowing that Sau
guilly was about to be given his liberty,
repoited from the Senate foreign relations
committee the resolution demanding San
guilly's release. But now the fruits aro
beginning to develop. This action by Mr.
Sherman just before taking up the respon?
sibilities of the State Department has
been received by the Spanish government
as a warning, such as it was intended to
be, audit promises to save the new ad?
ministration considerable trouble. To
avoid trouble it was desirable that the
Spatiish government should be warned in
advance and that it should be understood
that unjust interference with American
citizens would not be tolerated.
The result of this warning is
seen in the release of a number
of American prisoners in Cuba with?
out a direct threat of force having to
be mnde,?nd it is unnecessary for the new
administration to engage in any bluster in
order to make its position '.known. It is
not necessary for the new administration
to assume a threatening attitude. It is
well understood that the military laws
will be enforce'1 in the manner usual
among nations, but that there '"ill be no
extraordinary steps taken to assist Spain
in maintaining her sovercinty over Cuba.
Mr. Cleveland's course of direct antago?
nism to the Cubans Will not be accepted
as an example to be followed. The "United
States navy will not be placed at the dis?
posal of the Spanish minister for the pur?
pose of blockading commerce between the
United States and Cuba. Violations of
the neutrality law will be prosecuted and
unusual and proper precautions will be
taken to enforce the law, but it Is not un?
derstood that an embargo is to be put on
II THE T??nr FilKCE
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, March 10.?Business at the
stock exchange today showed a material
falling off, the sales footing up only 17S,
121 shares against ^77.3~>l) shares yester?
day. At the opening the tendency of
prices was upward with Sugar and the
gas stocks as the features. Sugar rose
1 W 8 to 115 :i-S; Chicago Gas V 1-2 to 80,
and Consolidated Gas 1. After midday
Jersey Central suddenly broke over three
points on unusually large transaction*.
The decline was attributed to rumors of a
probable reduction in the dividend rate
at the April meeting of the directors. It
was said that payments hereafter will be
made on a four percent, annum basis,but
nothing of an official character was given
out and the slump was generally ascribed
to manipulation. In the Grangers, Omn
1ih was inclined to weakness on realiza?
tions,which is only natural'ln view of the
recent sharp advance in the specialty.
Northern Pacific preferred, Manhattan
and Western Union were especially weak
in the closing dealings. Tha heaviness
of Western Union,the stock hnvlng'fallcn
to 8'.l 1-i ex-dividend, was due to the re?
fusal of the stock exchange to renew the
contract with the Gold and Stock Tele?
graph Company. While the eovcrnors
of the exchange have sent formal notice
to the Western Union,the impression pre?
vails that a compromise will be effected
and .a new deal arranged with the Gold
and Stock Telegraph Company at more
advantageous terms to the stock ex?
change. In the industrials, Sugar, after
early advance, fell to 111. There was
seme selling of this specialty on the de?
nial hv Manager Sielchen, of the Woolson
Spice Company, that an agreement with
the Arbuckles was likely. For days past
Sugar has been bought on'a theory that
the Arbuckles were to retire from the re?
fining business. Leather broke a couple
of points find Rubber again ruled weak
on the talk of increased competition.
Thi'market closed weak In tone. Net
changes show losses of 1-4 to ? per cent.,
Jersey Central leading.
The bond market was firm. The ag?
gregated sales *1,120,000.
CLOSING QUOTA EIONS.
American Cotton Oil. 11
American Cotton Oil, preferred., ?l",
American Sugar Refining.Il l
American StiKar Refining, pref.. . 103 1-2
American Tobacco. 7(5 1-2
American Tobacco, preferred.10."?
Atchison . 11 :t-4
Baltimore and Ohio.".... 15 1-1
Canada Pacific. 50
Chesapeake and Ohio. 17 l-l
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy.. 77 ;t 8
Chicago Gas_'. 70 8-8
Delaware, Lack, and Western. ... 151 1 3
Distilling and Cattle Feeding.
Erie preferred. :'.:! 12
General Electric. 3-i
Illinois Central.?.. Oft
Lake Krie and West. Ill 1-2
Lake Krie and West, preferred... . 00
Louisville and Nashville. 10 1 8
L. N. A &?. 1-1
Manhattan Consolidated. 80 0-8
Memphis and Charleston. 15
Michigan Central. 07
Missouri Pacific. IS 1 2
Mobile ami Ohio. 20 1-2
Nashville, Chat, it St. L. 07 1-2
U. S. Cordage, preferred.
New Jersey Central. 0:.'5 s
New Vork Central. 00 1 8
New York and New England. :17
Norfolk and Western preferred... 27
Northern Pacific. 12 5 9
Northern Pacific preferred. :;<> 5 8
Northwestern. 108 ft" 8
Pacific Mail. 27 '
Rending. 2.'l 1 2
Rock Island. OS ft 8
St. Paul. 77 :i -I
St.. Paul prefcrn d.;:;7 1-2
Sliver Certificate-.. 02 3 S
Tennessee Coal and Iron. 27
I Tennessee Coal and Ironj pref..-.:, SO
Texas Pacific. 9
Union Pacific. fj :; |
THE STAR OP HOPE.
"I bod lort all
hope aud gone to
my father's to die,"
said Mrs. MoUE
Evans, of Mown/,
Cory ell Co., Texas.
"I gave birth to a
[ baby a year ago. the
5th of June last,"
she adds, "and
[seemed to do very
[ well for 8 or 9'days,
1 and then I began to
feel very bad, uiy
! feet began to swell,
1 my stomach was all
wrong and I seemed
I to suffer with every
I thing that could be
' borne. I was in bed
' 5 months and there
I was not a day that it
seemed I could live.
,Wc had the best
doctors that oui
1 country afforded. I
1 was a skeleton.
! Every one that saw
jrr.e thought that 1
twould never get
1 well. I had palpita?
tion and pain in the heart, terrible pain in
my right side just under the ribs, terrible
headaches all the time ; a bearing down
sensation ; a distressed feeling in my stom?
ach all the time ; could hardly eat anything
and it looked as if I would starve. All the
time I would take such weak trembling
spells, and it seemed as if I could not stand
it. There were six doctors treating rac
when I commenced taking your medicine.
I had lost all hope and gone to my father's
to die. I commenced taking Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery and his ' Fa?
vorite Prescription 1 together, and I took
them regularly until I felt as if life was
worth living again."
"I weigh more than 1 have weighed for
ten years. My friends say that I look better
than they ever saw me. The first two bot?
tles did me more good than all the medicine
I had taken. My stomach has never hurt
me since. I can eat anything I want and as
much as I want. If you want to use this in
favor of your medicine, I am a living wit?
ness to testify to it, and will, to anybody
who wants to know further of my case."
Wabash, St. L. and Pacific. ? 5 8
Wabash, St. L. and Pacific pref'd. 11 ?-8
Western Union. 83 1-8
Wheeling and L. E. 1
Wheeling and L. E. preferred.... 4
Alabama, Class A.10-1 1-2
Alabama, Class 15.UM
Alabama, Class C. !'S
Louisiana Stamped 4*8. '.I?
Xortb Carolina 4's.103 1-8
North Carolina O's. 12-1
Tennessee new set b"s. TO
Virginia O's, deferred. ">
Virginia Trust. Receipts, stamped ?
Virginia Funded Debt. (1:1 1-8
United states 4*s, registered. Ill
United States 4's, coupon. 11111-4
United States -j's. 1)5 1-2
Southern Kaiiway .Ys. 00 il-8
Southern Railway common. 1)
Southern Railway, preferred.. . . 28 1 2
South Carolina 41-2*8. 103
T.T. S. (new) 4's, registered. 123 1-4
U. S. (new) 4's, coupon.123 1-4
New York, March 10.?Money on call
(piiet at 1 l-2a2 per cent., last loan at
1 3 4 and closingat 1 3 4. Prime mercan?
tile paper 3 l-2percent. Bar silver <?2 3-8.
Sterling exchange firm with actual bus?
iness in bankers' bills at '4.85 l-2a4.853-4
for sixty days nod 4.87a4.S7 14*for*di
mand. Posted rates -1.80 l-2a4.88. Com?
mercial bills 4 84 l-4a4.85 1-4.
Chicago,March 10.?Wheat after linger?
ing around yesterday's close during most
of to day's session, became strong near
the close and advanced almost a cent.
The. trade was dull and listless through?
out, local traders being the only people
evincing any interest The strength
which developed before tin- close was
ascribed to fair export sales at New York
and moderate sales of cash wheat to mill?
ers in this market. May wheat opened
at, 71 4-4a74 8-8, sold between To 7-8 and
751-8, closingat 75; 7-8c higher than
yesterday. Cash wheat was firm, closing
3-4e higher than yesterday.
Corn?Firmness was again the predom?
inating tone of corn. A good shipping
demand from seaboard ports, higher Liv?
erpool reports and moderate receipts, 101
cars, imbued speculators with more of
encouragement than has been exhibited
for a long time. May corn opened at
24 ; 8, sold between 251 8 and 24 3 4m
'.'! T 8, closing at 25 1-8; 1 4a8-8c higher
than yesterday. Cash corn was in good
demand, linn, and 1-lc higher.
Oats?Oats were practically lifeless
most of the time, but were saved from
suffering in price by the strength derived
from t he other markets. May oats closeil
l-8a1-4c higher "than yesterday.
Provisions?The product market dis?
played strength to day. There was a re?
sumption of the advancing movement in
the hog market, which set provisions in
motion. The*trade was large and exten?
sive, outsiders buying and shorts cover?
ing freely. May pork closed 2 1 2?5c
higher; May lard anil ribs each 2 l-2a5c
SMITH BROTHERS COUGH DROPS.
One of these drops put into the mouth
before going to bed loosens t he phlegm and
causes the patient to enjoy a comfortable
night's sleep. Fresh lot just, received and
for side, ? cents per box, bv J. J. CA
Have you a nice residence you would
like to have lighted nt one-fourth tin
amount yon are now paying! If so call
on the Virginia Automatic Lighting Com?
pany, No. 10 Campheil street, over book
l'KF.KKAI! SAN"ITA ULM.
A Private Hospital for the Sick and for
Surgery, 121 Eighth Ave. S. W.
Trained nurses and hospital advan?
tages. Accommodations for both male
and female patients. Consultation hour
for patients and visitors from 12 to '
o'clock p. in.
EVANS, BUTT & PRICE,
(luccwtora t:> Evaus Dron)
Keep i\ 1<uil und Complete Linn of
JCvury Article Known to tho
Hardware Trade Wo Invite
?in Inspection ut'Our Slock nnd
22 Campbell Avenue.
FOR SALE BY
j. j. CATOGNI.
IfflPil BREWING C?S
i?PERl?RT? B?Y?RI?H BEER
THERE ??E OTHERS
but you will Know
BY THE DELlcioUS FLAVOR
. HEAVY BOPV
?ND RICH CREAMY WHITE FOAM
CALL FOR PORTN ERS
GEO P. CARR,
Just R?. ceived at
1 '-nr load the celebrated Waukegau
2 Car loads Wire Nails.
I Car load Syracuse Cbilled Plows.
1 Car load "Aust-mV Sporting and
1 Car load Iron and Horse Shoes.
Having the largest stock of Hard?
ware in Kotihoke, and all bought fjr
spot cash, makes ns the acknowledged
headquarter*! m ovir lino.
tiivc us a call.
9 Jefferson St.
Building, Fire i Paving Brick.
Capacity 40,000 Per Day.
Wiito tor Prices to
g, r. PIERPONT, Salem, Va.
The leading liniment of the age, rapidly cures
Rheumatism, Neuralgia and all pains. For Cuts,
Sores, Burns, Sp?*ains and Bruises it is invaluable.
SALVATION OIL should be in every house, it costs
only 25 cents. Insist on getting it."Take no other.
Chew LANCE'S PLUGS. The Great Tobacco Antidote. tOc. toilers or r.i.el.A.C.Meyer ft Co..Dalto..:' !.
For siilo by JOHNSON A JOHNSON, Drttgguta, Koauoke, Va.
Xew spring Dress Goods,
regulnf ririee, 40c; this week, ",
All wool Checks and Fan?
cies, regular price,) 50c; this
week, price, 44c.
All wool black Fancies, legu
lar price, 59c; this week, price,
Best Check Ginghams, this
Heavy rib Black Hose, former
price, 19c; this week, price,
Three spools Clark's cotton, 10c.
We have just put In a new Hue
of Gents' Furnishing Goods, and
wish to call your attention to the
Silk Scat fs, 25c to 50c.
Silk Bows, 10c and 25c. .
Gents' and Ladies' Tie-, 10c,
15c and 25c.
A full line of White and Color ?
Gents 'Undershirtsand Draw?
Union Suits for sum
Drawers and Half
WM. F. BAKER CO
I 14 Salem Avenue.
ARE NOW CPBNING THR FINEST LINE OF
Ever shown in the city and at prices within the range of any one to
$6.50, $8 AND $10 SUITS-*?
Are as serviceable as any ever sold before for $8.50, ?10 and .$15.
in endless varieties, and prices are the special object to introduce them. Parents
would do well to luok at our Hoys' Department before making theii purchases.
Our line of
is complete in every detail. In fact we have the most complete line of
Clot hing. Hats and (lents' Furnishings ever brought, to Bounoke. Ree first sec?
tion in outside case for a special bargain iu our Wool Black Cheviot Suit-.
We make suits to measure. Wo represent one of the largest aud best houses
in tlii- country. See sample pieces in outside cases.
The Brotherhood Mercantile Company has come iu the interest of the laboring
man. It is owned and operated by laboring men anil is the laboring man's
home. Come in and see us. We will treat you right.
V/. C. BURNS, Manager.
S. W. Corner Campbell avenue and Jefferson street, Roanoke, Va.
The time for Spring cleaning is now at hand and .we
are making bit: preparations to satisfy the wants of our
customers. We have a large assortment of
See^nt^m S20 tO $200.
-Our Stock of
Parlor Suites, Gouches anfl Iron B
Cannot be excelled, and we arc offering then; at prices
that will astonish the closest buyer.
in the CARPET and MATTING Hne wo have
one of the largest stocks in the city and are prepared to
fill all orders promptly.
When It Comes to
Will say t'-at they belong to our business. JBelow we
quote prices that will perhaps interest Rug buyers:
Bromley Smyrna Bugs,
Bromley Smyrna Rugs,
Bromley Smyrna Rugs,
Best Moquette Fugs,
Best fttoquette Rugs,
Best Coquette Rugs,
36x68, only $2.60.
30x58, only 1.80.
27x52, only 1.45.
Bureau Size, 1.10.
36x72, only 3.00.
27x64, only 2.00.
18x36, only 35c,
We have just received another large line of
That wc are offering at Rock Bottom Prices.
In addition to the aboi'e, will say that we have one of
the largest assortments of
tobe found in the South, and those contemplating pur
chasing?wiir* do well to give us a call before placing