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i The Austrian government claims that
tha sinking oi >\ Sreek. tt?D.?Port was
nrovoked by the Ciotun insurgents, who
Tired upon the Austrian gunboat. This
does not materially alter the situation,
however It seems to be tbo determina?
tion of the powers to hold the Greeks in
check and. if they resist, serious fighting
Und a possible geteral European war ouiy j
be the result..
Toe "legislative council of the Island of
Jamaica has promptly adopted resolu?
tions urging the negotiation of a reci?
procity treaty with the United States gov
ernment,nnd as the example of the people
of that island is likely to be followed
throughout the West Indies, as well as
among the countries of Central and South
America, the beneficial results of such
action towards the Uuited States prom?
ise to be of a most substantial character.
Henry C.'Paync.of Wisconsin, is one of
the few men in this country who does not
want ofiVe. President McKinley has
offered him a foreign mission, giving
him choice of the appointment as Am?
bassador to Germauy, minister to Rus?
sia or as minister cither to Japan, Spain
or Belgium; hut after consulting his wife
be decides that ho would not. accept any of
them, preferring to remain in Wisconsin,
where he is a power politically ami has
rd excellent chance to be elected United
States Senator to succeeil Mr. Mitchell,
the Democrat now representing that State.
As this leaves the German ambassadorship
?tili at the disposal of the President, it is
said that ho will probably give it to a
Pennsylvanian, with the chances of Charle
mauge Tower, of Philadelphia, apparently
the best for the position. Southern Re?
publicans do not appear to be getting
many of the nice Republican plums in the
way of Federal appointments.
The first week of the extraordinary
Kessiou of tbo Kifty*?r.s? Geuigres? cJsov ]
iag rsftu- ?iiurdny's session of the House
of Representatives, has made an extraor?
dinary record. The tariff bill has been
reported and an order regulating its dis?
cussion ndopted. Four appropriation
bills which failed to become laws in the
Fifty-fourth Congress necessary for the
prosecution of important parts of the pub?
lic service,e.arr ring a total of over seventy
two million dollars, have been passed
with the exception of one paragraph, as
thVy were finally agreed upon by t he last
House. Two of these?the agricultural
and Indian ?tvere considered and 'dis?
posed jt Baturday. The former, appropria?
ting $3,182,050, was passed, as had been
the sundry civil and general deficiency
bills, on Friday, tvithout change. The
time allowed for debate on tins bill per?
mitted Mr. Champ Clark, Democrat, of
Missouri, to make a characteristic speech
unon the subject of the rules. He with?
drew all previous criticisms of the Senate
and thanked Cod that it still remained a
Bishop Turner, ol the. African Metho?
dist Church of Georgia, is condemned
amontr the staunchest advocates of Re?
publicanism for advising the members c.t
his race to use their guns upon the white
lynchers of the.South. The New York
Mail and Express, which is nothing if
not Republican, rebukes the belligerent
Bishop as follows: We are hound t o as?
sume that Bishop Turner, of the African
M. E. Church of Georgia,is an intelligent
and law-abiding citizen, and that veiy
obligation makes it difficult to under
stand how he can consistently incite the
colored people of the South to form mobs
to punish the barbarous crime of lynch?
ing. Bishop Turner's indignation against
the lawless execution of men charged
with crime is altogether just and excusa?
ble. Good citizens everywhere feel justas
hedoes about it. But two wrongs never
made a right; one form of lawlessness
cannot be cured by,another of the same
same character, an 1 to urge the people
to rise in armed revolt against the lynch
ers is both unwise and un-Christian.
Bishop Turner is a bad adviser when he
incites bis followers to trample upon law
and just'ec to avenge the wrongs of tiieir
The proposition to throw open to set?
tlement certain property of the Uncom*
pahgre Indians in Utah caused a viir
orous fight in the House on Saturday.
The land contains valuable gilsonite de?
posits and is desired by the asphalt trust.
The section was a part of the Indian ap?
propriation bill and the advocates of the
measure hoped it would thus escape the
attention of the House. In this they were
mistaken, however, Messrs. Savers, of
Texas, Maddox, of Georgia,and Coo per, of
Wisconsin, attacked the proposition
fiercely, the first named gentleman de?
nouncing it as barefaced robbery, and as
the objectionable section was after
A well selected text i9 half of the ser?
mon. Given a good text and n preacher
-who is in earnest, and the result is sure
to be good. The text of this article is a
plain simple statement that proves itself
in the reader's own mind without argu?
ment. The text is " Good health is bet?
ter than great riches."
Without health nothing really matters
very much. A hacking cough takes all
the beauty out of a landscape or a sunset.
Erysipelas or eczema will spoil the enjoy?
ment of sprightly conversation, of a beau?
tiful concert, of a wonderful painting.
The biggest bank account in the world
won't pay a man for his health, but a
very small amount of l??hey will ?uuke
him healthy and keep him healthy.
Most all bodily troubles 6tart in the
digestive or respiratory organs. It is
nere that itr.proper living first makes an
opr.ting for disease The development
differs as constitutions and temperaments
differ. The causes are almost identical..
To get at the root of the matter is simple
enough if yon start right.
I)r. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
is a medicine for the whole body, ft
works through the digestive orgaus on
all the others.
It cures the first thing it comes \xy and.
after that, the next. It puts health in
place of disease in the stomach, ond from
the vantage ground thus gained, it
reaches every fiber of the body and drives
disease before it ? indigestion, liver
troubles, kidney complaint, biliousness,
skin and ,'icalp diseases, salt-Theum, tetter,
eczema, and all the troubles caused by
wards stricken from the bill by
unanimous consent, tho House prac?
tically endorsed the statement. The
provision it seems was not in the
original house bill, but was put on by
the Senate and was agreed to by the House
conferees in the last hour of the last Con?
gress on the threat of the Senate confer
oes Hint unless it was put on the bill
would be killed. It is always the way.
Everything valuable iu connection with
the public property of the United States
is gobbled up by the syndicates or trusts
unless occasionally sonic keen-eyed and
patriotic citizens by seeing through their
designs are able at great expense of time
and tioublc to t luv art the efforts of the
A TERRIBLE SOCIAL CONDITION.
Husband murder seems to have be
come almost epidemic in Austro-Hun?
gary, so nearly so, It is said in a London
telegram, that if the attention of the
European world was not absorbed by the"
threatened march of great events/popular
interest would in a large measure be di?
rected to the astounding revelations
which are being made in the criminal
courts of Franz Joseph's empire. In one
town a dozen women are on'trial^for pois?
oning their husbands, and it is freely ad?
mitted that theirs are only typical cases,
which illustrate what is almost a national
custom in the country districts of that
region. Husband poisoning, itjwas coolly
announced in court, is n commcn culling,
and tin public "prosecutor declared that
he only proceeded'wlth thejfew cases then
presented, because the culprits had con?
fessed and desiied to break up the prac?
tice. The women, however, it seems, arc
not the only members of the conjugal
pair who resort to this method to rid
themselves of undesirable husbands; but
while the charges seem to have been
brought against them in more instances
than the men, the latter iu a tilimber of
cases,have shown themselves equally will?
ing to resort to poison as the easiest and
most expeditious way of getting rid of
surplus female attachments.
A case in point -wasdeveloped at a trial
in Vienna, which ended on Friday last In
a sentence of death, and shows what an
important part arsenic plays in the do?
mestic economy of the inhabitants of
Btyria. A peasant named Scbmnllefoer
became shortly after his marriage in 1801
the lover of a servant girl named Marie
Pensippi with whose assistance he pois?
oned his wife by mixing arsenic in bet
food. He. married this woman, and when
her foster sister, Kntherinn Millck, then
only fifteen years old, entered his ser?
vice in 1SJI5, he also murdered his second
wife, as he had done the first, by the
sprinkling of arsenic over pieces of meat
on her plate which were turned over while
she was awfiy in order that she might
not see the powder on her return to the
table. Two children, girls of two and
three years, asked their mother for
more meat, and she gave it to them from
lu-i own plate while the rather was com?
pelled to sit by ami see his children eat
poison, lest by interfering he might, be?
The children recovered, but the mother
died, and suspicion having hcon aroused,
nn examination of the body of the first
wife was made, when more arsenic was
discovered. While the matter was being
discussed in court n chemist, who had
been a witness in the case, remarked
that all the village cenleterlos iu Btyria
were full of arsenic.
The condition of the lower clnsses iu
such a country must be degrading iu the
extreme, when to hide, one horrible crime
another is necessary. In the United
States, as a rule, it is seldom resorted
to, the divorce courts in many Stales ren?
dering murder an unnecessary adjunct
ta the crime of marital infidelity. Hero
one party or the other can in must cases
manage to pay the lawycis and other ex
penses, while many dajs and nights of
anxiety at the. fern- that the murder will
he detected are avoided.
MR. RUST GETS A LETTER.
Delayed Uccanse Addressed to Ulm Under
Hin Chemical Name.
As curious a letter ns has been re?
ceived iu Kansas City for ruauy months
readied tho postoffico recently, and after
a great displuy of learning on the part
of souio of tho clerks it was finally de?
livered to tho man for whom it was in?
tended. The distributing clork who first
got hold of tho letter looked at it in
dospair. It was plniuly ovideut that tho
writer of tho lottor had been burning
the midnight oil in nn attempt to bafflo
tho postoflico forco.
?uo first lino contained tho lotjera
"J. S. FE208." Tho letters were plain
enough, but what did they moan? The
next lino began with a largo A, then
there was n carefully executed drawing
of what hod tho appearance of a bar?
ber's comb, then a small a, and finally
a representation of a house, drawn by
one whoso early education had been sad?
SS'htii sliouid hnvo been tho third lino
of tho address was in tho shapo of a
more or loss accurato map of Kansas
City, shqwing the junction of the Btreets
in that Vicinity. Tho last lino was an?
other map, showing tho boundaries of
Stato of Missouri.
It was plain enough that the letter
was for sonic ouo who lived iu the state
of Missouri and in Kansas City. It did
not take a great stretch of imagination
to discover that tho comb mid tho sketch
of a house had souio vaguo roferonco to
tho Acoiua building. So far it was easy
sailing,but who wus tho mysterious "J.
After puzzling his brain for a long
time, without any good result, tho clerk
took tho letter to Night Clork Caufield,
who is supposed to bo nblo to guess all
sorts of conundrums.
""I can tell you a part of it," said he.
""lean toll you that'FE208* are tho
chemical symbols for forrio oxide. Now
if you can find out who he is you are all
Still the distributing clerk was unable
to solve the question. He went about
asking every ono what he knew about
ferric oxide. Ho finally encountered one
man who was more of a chemist than
tho others, and he imparted to him the
information that ferric oxide in common
parlauco is called "rust."
That is how J. S. Rust received the
letter over which his friend iu Concep?
tion, Mo., hu?l spout so much time.?
Kansas City Times.
HE GOT HIS ANSWER.
Bat It Was Very Different From What
lie Had Expected.
As tho train pulled out of Chicago a
quiet, gentlemanly looking man entered
tho buffet cur, und, ensconcing himself
in a comfortable chair, drew out a loug
cigar and entered deeply into hi6 paper.
He rcmaiued so qniet and rctuined his
seat so long that uuothcr passenger,
whoso bearing distinctly stamped him
. as a commercial traveling muu, oue of
the kind full of chatter oud curiosity,
could no longer restrain himsolf. Ad
dressing tho qnict geutloman, he in
<|nirori, "Trnvolinjaf ouatt''
Slowly removing his cigar, the gen
t Ionian turned und looked at his ques?
tioner with slightly elevated eyebrows,
"Yes and no."
"Grout plucc, New York. Ever been
"I'm goiug homo this trip?Now
York, you know.''
The geutloman made no reply, but
resumed his paper. After a little silence
tho commercial man heguu again.
"I'm with C. &. Co., on Broadway.
If you drop in, I'll show you over tho
''Thank you, it will not bo neces?
"Excuse mo, but might I nsk what
you're going to Now York for?"
By this time most of tho other passen?
gers were interested. Tho geutloman,
who was extremely annoyed at tho
drummer's curiosity, laid down his pa?
per ami exclaimed:
"I'm going to Now York, first, be?
cause the train is taking mo there; sec?
ond, because I've got lots of money and
can afford it, and, last, bocnuso if I liko
the place I intend to buy it"
Tho commercial man subsided amid a
roar of laughter.?Philadelphia Times.
FROM CRIPPLE. GREEK.
After tho b'g fire iu Cripple Creek I
took a very severe cold and tried many
remedies without help, the cold only lc
coming more settled. After using three
small bottles of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy, both the cough and cold left
me, und in ? his high altitude it takes 11
meritorious cough remedy to do any
good.?(i. B. Henderson, editor Daily
Advertiser. Fur sale by H. U. Barnes,
"He Puts up Prescriptions."
A Private Hospital for tho Sick nnd for
Surgery. 121 Eighth Ave. S. W.
Trained nurses and hospital advan?
tages. Accommodations for both male
and female patients. Consultation boms
for patients and visitors from 12 to 2
o'clock p. m.
Breakfast, 25 cents; dinner, 23 cents:
supper, 25 cents. Meal tickets, ?1. I
urn using Armour's Chicago meats, which
are the best. .T. J. Catogni's restaurant.
Sparagus Kidney Pills Are on
the 1 idal Wave of Popular?
ity in Roanoke.
The Sale of Them Continues
f normous and Unprec?
Sales wcrfask daily
Retail Druggists Scarcely Able
to Keep Enough uf Them
The retail drug trade- bf thiscitv report
tho domnhd for Ytr. Hobbs' Sparagus
Kidney Pills as being simply enormous.
Not only Is this demand large in Roau
oke, but it applies as well to all towns
surrounding us. Everywhere Dr. Hobbs'
Sporaeus Kidney Pills seem to bo in gen?
The medical fraternity look on with
wonder at the cures dally made by this
remedy. A physician wan recently over?
heard to say: "I have never 'in my life
had faith in nnvtliing 'advertised as a
medicine until recently, but I must con?
fess that I really do believe that Dr.
Hobbs' Sparagus Kidney Pills are a rem?
edy of great, worth. I got a sample box
of these pills nnd used them in my prac?
tice. Several of my patients have been
using them, nnd have experienced a great
change for the better.,'
The physician who made tins reninrk
has little idea that it would ever appear
in print. At all events, ho deserves
great credit for frankness and honest
Any physician who is honest should
prescibe for his patients that which will
do the most good.
A Miracle. A Remarkable Cure
of Dropsy After Five Years
29 Fonda St., Williamsport. Pa..
March 7, 1830
Hobbs Remedy Co , Chicago:
Gentlemen ?Some five years ago my
wife, Mrs. Chns. H. Hall, now 55 years
of age, was taken with dropsy and heart,
trouble, growing worse from month to
month. Two years niro she was so sick
that she was compelled to stop work of
every kind. The best physicians in this
city were secured, but she grew worse so
rapidly that a year ago they said nothing
more could be done for her, as death
was liable to come at anytime.
At this time she "measured ten feet
around the waist, and weighed over litlO
pounds. Owing to her heart trouble the
doctors would not tap her, only to keep
her from bursting. These operations did
no trood, as thfcy failed to get 7a drop of
water from her, claiming that it was in
sacks all over her body, and they couldn't
reach it. For four months she could
neither lie dowv or wHlk. The longest
sleep she had during that time was 25
minutes. The smallest cracker would
distress her so that she could hardly
"breathe, yet she'tlare not take stimulants.
Her suffering was so terrible that she
prayed day and night for death to relieve
her from her miseries.
Her kidneys did not act more than one
gill in 48 hours, and then thick with
brown dust. Her bowels could only be
moved under the most wretched powetful
cathartics prescribed by the physician.
About this time I saw an advertisement
of Dr. Hobbs' Sparagus Kidney Pills in
the Williamsport Sun. I determined to
trj* a box. My wife objected to my spend?
ing any more money on her, as she felt
that she was past help. However, she
began taking them at once. The fourth
day they began to do their work, when
she passed two gallons of water in twrn
fy-four hours. I then got some of Dr.
Hobbs' Little Liver Pills, and they did
their work equally as well. After us?
ing eight boxes of Dr. Hobbs' rparagus
Kidney Pills she is reduced to her nor?
mal weight of about 145 pounds. She has
a good appetite nnd is doing her own
work. People who knew how near she
was to dentil's door pronounce her case
nothing less than a miracle.
She is certainly a living monument to the
inestimable worth of Dr. Hobbs' Spnra
gus Kidney Pills and Little Liver Pills.
I am thankful to God and your valuable
medicines that my poor suffering wife can
live nnd be comfortable after the terrible
ordenl she has passed through the past
five years. If you wis'n an affidavit of
these facts I am willing to give it.
CHAS. H. HALL.
Dr. Hobbs' Sparagus Kidney Pills 50
cents a box or 0 for *2.50.
FOR SALE BY
VAN LEAR BROS, Pharmacists,
Salem Ave and Jefferson S*.
" Roanoke, Va.
THEBE IS NOTHING.SO GOOD.
I There is nothing just as good* as Dr.
King's New Discovery for Consumption,
Coughs and Colds, so demand it and do
not permit the dealer to sell you some
substitute. He will not claim there is
anything bettor, but in order to make
more profit lie may claim something else
to be just asgooti. You want Dr. King's
New Discovery because you know it to be
safe and reliable and guaranteed to do
good or money refunded"-"For Coughs,
Colds, Consumption and for all affections
of Throat, Chest nntl Lungs there is noth?
ing so good as Is Dr. King's New Discov?
ery. Trial bottles free at Massie's Phar?
macy, 10'.? Jefferson stieet. r. .< tfl
Regular size 50 cents and $1.00. JTISfB
The People's Friend. In use for fifty yean?.
Cures Cough, Cold, Croup, Whooping - Cough,
Grippe, Bronchitis, Asthma and Lung Affections.
DR. BULL'S COUGH SYRUP is sold everywhere)
for only 25 cents. Refuse cheap substitute:.._
Chew LANCE'S PLUuS.Ua Great i abacco Aniiualo.tOc. DoalWi Cl mall.A.C.KtftW ?* La.. ti.i;to. J.U
For ealo oy'JOUNSOM .t JOHNSON, J>tugg>?ie, Itoauok?, Va.
The Laboring Man's Store,
?? ?5 as the largest Assort incut of
Spring Clothing, Hats, Gaps
And Goats' Furnishings
^3 Z2 Ever brought to tha city and they ai'6 moving fast.
Because of tho hamlsomo styles and patterns, and best of all the
At which they are sold.
EST"We are headquarters for HOYS' SUITS. Parents, send us your boys
and we will give tbem honest goods. See our samples for Suits made to
measure. Suits arriving daily from our Tailoring Establishment and aro up-to
date on a fit. A
The Brotherhood Mercantile Company is tho laborer's friend. If you dod't.
believe It come and see.
W. C. BURNS, Manager.
J. HI. ROHEKTS, Assis? a sit ftluiuitfer.
THONHS & BURNS' OLD STAND, - OPPOSITE TERRY BU L?ING.
i Goufs Miig ilf!
The time for Spring cleaning is now at hand and we
are making biir preparations to satisfy the wants of our
customers. We have a large assortment of
Consisting of 10 &t) ft *n &Oftfi
pieces, at from 3>?U IU $?UU.
Our Stock of ?
Parlor Suites, Gouclies anfl Iron Bels
Cannot he excelled, and we aro offering them at prices
that will astonish the closest buyer.
In the CARPET and MATTING Hue 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 Bug buyers:
f rcmleylSmyrna Rugs,
Bromley Smyrna Rugs,
Bromley Smyrna Rugs,
Bromley Smyrna Rug-,
Best Moquette Pugs,
Best IVfoquette Rugs,
Best Coquette Rugs,
36x68, only $2.60.
30x58, only 1.90.
27x52, oniy 1.45.
Bureau Size, 1.10.
36x72, only 3.00.
27x64, only 2.00.
18x36, only 95c.
We have just received another large line of
That we are offering at Bock Bottom Prices.
In addition to the nbo.-e, will say that we have one of
the largest assortments of
Housef urnishing Goods
tobe found in the South, and those contemplating pur
chasing'will^ do well to give us a call before placing
Just Received at
1 t'ar lond the celobratod Waukegau
2 Car loads Wire Nails.
I Car load Syracuse Chilled Plowa.
1 Car loud "AumIiuV Sportiug and
1 Car load Iron and Horse Shoes.
IlaviQc; the largest stock of Hard
ware in Iloanoke, and all bought for
spot rush, makes us ihe acknowledged
heodqur.rler-i in cur lino.
?.ivc us a call.
9 Jefferson St.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY.
Take Laxative Promo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money It it fails
to cure. ?,!,;.? Sold by Snm Stv.ti. Roan
FOR SALE BY
J. J. CATOGNI
Did y?n know that Bnclirftch ifl selling
the hest. ealf shoes for ?:S.-"iO, regular price
lifo See them, corner Jefferson Btreetand
Salem a r en no. Theu ho ha* another
stue nt 118 \Vcet Salem avcuco. They