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SOME SHARP WORK.
Policeman Goes Fishing and Catches
Just now that our police are coming
for a good deal of praise for the mauner
in which the negro, who has just been
sentenced to the penitentiary for eighteen
years, was brought to justice, another
little piece of their detective work which
took place recently occurs to me. It was
n case that might well have worried the
expert officers of the law of any of the
laraer cities. One morning upon opening
their store Evans, Butt & Price.tho hnrd
ware merchants on Campbell avenue,
found that some time during 'the night
the store had been entered', [the goods
scattered about and a lot of pistols, la
zors and other small articles stolen. The
curious part of it was that the windows
ut the rear were all guarded by pointed
rods reaching t? within about a foot of
tho top of each of them, and the door,
which was seemingly the only means of
entrance,was locked on the inside and the
key still in the lock. The matter was re?
ported to the police. That same morning
one of them heard of a small colored boy
?who had been seen threatening a man in
East Roanoke with a razor. He took this
as his clue and went to work. He looked
up the boy and found that jhe had gone
fishing, whereupon the officer took a lit?
tle holiday and went lishine, too. He
caught even more than he expected. On
the river bank he came up on half a dozen
small boys having just 'about tho biggest
times of their lives. Some had razors
and some bed pistols and they were get?
ting all the fun out of them they 'could.
Of'course they were locked up. * They
turned out to be a notorious J[gang of
young sneak thieves who had been known
to steal anything from the lining of a
bath tub in a vacant house to the pistols
in^the show cases of one of the strongest
rooms in tho city.
The leailer of the gang is a very small,
spindle-shanked, ugly neuro boy. He ap?
peared so diminutive in court when
brought in on che charge of housebreak
ing that it was hard to do anything to
him. He seemed to think he had done
something very funny. He said that
while prowliurr around looking lor any?
thing he couldfind, he noticed that apiece
of glass near the catch in oue of the rear
?windows of the hardware store had been
broken out. Then he slipped his hand
between the bars, turned the catch,pulled
the wiudow down at the top and climbed
in over the sharp-pointed iron rods. One
look at the boy was proof that this was
possible. Once in he unlocked the door,
invited his frieoils in and they made
themselves at home. When ready to ?o
he let the other hoys out at the door,
locked it as before and climbed out as he
came in, shutting the window after him.
Naturally the rohhery was a mystery and
the apprehension of these hoys so quickly
upon such a small clue was very credita?
ble. This is the same boy who spent
Sunday so delightfully in Catocrni's con?
fectionery store some months ago. A
policeman once saw him with his com?
pare ions enter an unoccupied house in the
West End and by the time he got in
himself these boys' had taken the lining
and all of the fixtures of the bath tub.
They succeeded in getting away, but had
to leave their bag.
Although at this time muny things are
stolen from unoccupied houses there wus
a time In Roauoke when it was impossi?
ble to leave a hauso with uo~oue in it for
any length of time. An amusing in?
stance of the sharpness of theso thieves
is seeu in the caso of a gentleman who
found himself forced in self-detense to
employ a watchman for his untenanted
house in southwest Roanoke. Tho watch?
man, who was a good old watohmau,
moved into tho house one morning taking
his Bible and lamp and other things to
make himself comfortable. Ho went to
dinuer and came back to find everything,
even tis JBible, gone. Ho had'evldently
been watched and his goings in and his
comings out carefully noted.
We make a special iiusinkss
ok sellino Business Suits. It's
uusixess from the staut with
us, ami) we reach out to buy
carefully, please our custom?
ers ax? sell low.
BROTHERHOOD MERCANTILE CO.
B. OP L. E.
Resolutions of Regret on the Departure
of Major 'Sands.
At the regular meeting of Division No.
401 B. of L. E., hold in the city of Roa?
noke, Va., the 1st day of [May, 1897, the
following preamble and resolutions were
Whereas, it has beeu officially an?
nounced that Maj. Jos. H. Sands lias le
signed his position as general manager of
tho Norfolk and Western Railway Com?
Whereas, in his long connection with
the road, his uniformly just and cour?
teous deal in us will? the employes has
gained their affection and confidence: now
Resolved, That we hereby express our
regret at the severance of otlicial re I a*
tions with him and our hope for his con?
tinued success anil prosperity in his
It is ordered that a copy of this resolu?
tion he forwarded to Maj. Sands, publish?
ed in tho Brotherhood of Locomotive En?
gineers' Journal, and alsoi'? the daily pa
pers of this city. O. P. WOODSON.
S. L. MAYO,
BUCKLEN'S ARNICA SALVE.
The Best Salve in the world for Cuts,
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum,
Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chil?
blains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions,
and positively cures Piles, or no pay re?
quired. It is guaranteed to give perfect
satisfactlonor money refunded. Price 25
cents per box. For sale at Massie's Phar?
macy, 109 Jefferson street. Roauoke.
For heada'.-he and nervousness Ciucho
Coca at our soda fountain. Johnson &
H. W. SILSBY d CO.,
Commission Stock Brokers,
Jefferson Street, City.
CORRESPONDENTS:?Robt. Lindblom & Co.; New York Consoli?
dated Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade; S. Munn, Son & Co.;
New York Cotton Exchange. ?
References Given. All Business Strictly Confidential,
EDWARD JETER, REPORTER.
A remarkably cold wave for this season
of tho year struck this station Sunday
and is still on at this writing. Early
Monday moruiug tho Blue Ridg'3 Moun?
tains to tho south ft cst were snow-capped.
Ice was reported as seen here 6unday and
Monday mornings. Yesterday ut mid-day
tho mercury registered 50 degrees.
Judge.William Gordon Robertson, Jno
L. Hannah and Capt. W. W. Brunei, of
Catawba, were in the city yesterday on
Dr. Penc Reese, of Franklin county, is
visiting in Salem and is the guest of J.
\Y. Hannah and sisters.
Judge W. Griflin is still confined to his
home by sickness.
Prot. R. C. Stenrnes left yesterday for
Richmond,where he goes to attend a con?
ference of county and city school superin?
tendents which will convene in the above
city on the 4th, 5th, Gth und 7th of May.
Thursday night the city council will
hold their regular monthly meeting.
Recently the house of L. J. Fristoe, of
Bluefield, was burglarized and Miss Eva
McCcnimou, of Saiem, who is visiting
Mrs. Fristoe, had her purse stolen,which
contained $14. It was afterwards recov?
ered, together with other articles stolen,
by Capt. Thomas, who suspected a negro
of the theft, and approaching him boldly
took the articles from his pockets.
Miss Lnuilerdale and her mother, who
have been visiting at B. W. Logan's, re?
turned yesterday to Honnoke, where Miss
Lnudcrdnlc will resume her studies at
Councilman J. M. Smith returned Sun?
day from Bluefield. lie reports cold
weather and snow in that direction.
W. C. Lowry, of Roanoke, was in the
city yesterday on business.
J. D. McCommon has been confined for
several weeks at his home with rheuma?
Mrs. J. K. Henderson, who has beer, on
a visit to tho family of her brother,
Thomas Henderson, left yesterday . for
her home in Montgomery county.
Miss Mary Carper, after a pleasant
visit to Mrs. Major Wilson and Mrs. St.
John, left yesterday for her home in
Waverly Home has gone cn a visit to
his home in Eastern Virginia.
C. P. Wiley, with the American Cot?
ton Seed Oil Company, of New York city,
after a brief visit to his parents here, left
Sunday uight for his place of business.
Lieut. T. D. Grillln and wife left Sun?
day niuht for Washington city.
Miss Nellie Thompsou, of Amherst
county, who has been visiting the family
of David Avers, left yesterday for Lynch
J. P. Saul, who has been travelling in
the Southwest, returned home Saturday
aud has since been confined to bis bed.
Rev. Elias Brubaker, Joseph Brubaker
aud Jacob Showalter, citizens of the
Green Ridge neighborhood, have gone to
attend a Dunkard meeting in North Car?
Dr. J. B. Taylor left yesterday to attend
the Southern Baptist convention, which
convenes to day in Wilmington, N. C.
Some practical joker tied crape Satur?
day night on the door of C. O. Murray's
drug store. People passing Sunday morn?
ing woudeieA who was dead on the in?
side. It was probably intended as a mark
of respect for the departed spirits,
silenced by the recent court decision of
Judge W. W. Moffett. There is now not
a place in Roanoke county outside of Roa?
noke city where an alcoholic drink can
be legitimately sold.
Malaga Grapes and California Pears.
J. J. Catogni.
Bread,Rolls,Cinnamon Buns, hot every
evening. J. J. Catogni
Don't Pav Fancy Prices *or y?ur c,oihm8 *hesi ^havs an opportunity ot pur
1 lw chasing reliable up-to-date goods for less than manufac?
turer's cost. None show a greater assortment of styles, nor more Stylish Clothing, than
we display. You can trade here in perfect confidence._
N'S PERFECT FITTING SUITS
IN FANCY PLAIDS AND MIXTURES!
Elegantly Made and Trimmed at Such Low Prices That
You ?Jan't Resist Iluylug Several
Suits Instead of One.
SOITS AT $3.
SUITS AT $51
Good Value at SlO.
SOITS AT $6.50
SOITS AT $7.50
Pay a Little More and You Get Suits Fit for a King.
MOTH EE R$, bring your boys. We dress them In up-to-date style. Mid
r^ys, tailors, Reefers, Juniors, and the ever-prpnlar Double-Breasted Coat All-wool
Suits, $1.50 to t6 ; Wash Suits id stripes and crash materials, prettily braided, from
,50 cents to $1.25. Perhaps your boy is in need of an extra pair of pants?then see
those we're selling at 50 cents; actually worth $1.
ATTENTION, BICYCLISTS! ZSZ ? SSffSJf?i
Kicycle MuIts, extra I'mits, Sweaters,
nobby Kike IIa?.
We're having n great Shirt Sale. Fin*; Percale, und Madras?nothini; in town to match theni under ?1.50?
our price $1. Men's and Hoys' Straw Hats, all this season's shapes, 25c to $1.00. As usual, our guarantee goes with
every purchase?if not satisfactory your money refunded. You should knew our store.
There has been a very interesting pro?
gramme prepared for a special service at
the Second Presbyteriau Church, embrac?
ing Wednesday. Thursday and Friday
evenings of this week. Special music has
been arranged for the occasion and the
public is cordially invited to attend.
At 8 p. ni., on Wednesday, Rev. T. W.
Hooper, D. D., of Christiansburg, will
deliver a lecture on "The origin and
causes that led up to the confess'on of
faith, and the Westminster Shorter Cate?
chism." Thiatalk will be a reproduction
of the one delivered by special request by
Dr. Hooper, at the recent meetinu of the
Montgomery Presbytery at Bedford City,
on the 250th anniversary of the adoption
of the standards of the Presbyterian
At 8 o'clock on Thursday, Rev. Dr. E.
W. McCorkle, of Clifton Forge, will lec?
ture on "The Iulluence of the Calvanistic
Faith," the same speaker having deliver?
ed a similar lecture before the recent
On Friday evening at the Second Pres?
byterian Church there will be held the
first meeting of the Saohath-school Union,
which was recently organized by the
different Sunday-schools of this city.
This meeting will be addressed by Rev.
Dr. McCorkle and others.
"IT IS THE REST OX EARTH."
Tha* la what Edwards & Parker, mer?
chants of Plains, Ca., say of Chamber?
lain's Pain Balm, for rheumatism, lame
back, deep seated and muscular pains.
Sold by H. C. Barnes. "He puts up pre?
Subscribe for The Times.
A REAL CATARRH CURE.
The 10 cent trial size of Ely's Cream
Balm, which can bo hud of the druggist,
is sufficient to demonstrate its great
merit. Send 10 cents;* we will mail it.
Full si zo BOc. 14 *l5Vt
ELY BROS., r>0 Warren St., X. Y. City.
Catarrh caused difficulty iu speakiug
and to a ureat extentdoss of hearing. By
the use of Ely's Cream Balm dropping of
the mucus hat ceased, voice and hearing
have gretttly'iuiproved.?J. W. Davidson,
Attorney at Law, Moninouth, 111.
Fresh lot of Lowney's Chocolates and
Bon Bons just received at J. J. Catogui's.
We have one of the most complete lines
of baby carriages to be found 'U\ the citv,
ianging in price at from $5 to.*:i5. E. II.
Stewart Furniture Company.
2os oon^^n^s^so^ ste:
GREAT LINES OF VALUES UNAPPROACHABLE
Read the great list of specials for this week. Prices are always correct here. You find the assortment here?and after you examine yonr pur?
chases at home you find them just as represented. Deceptions positively not permitted in the conduct of this business. Exaggerations of quality and
prices do not enter into onr "ads." Your confidence is what we appreciate, and will not willingly abuse it.
On May lOlh 311*? Wood, n representa
tlAo ?f tlits "PiHctfKH of Wales Corset Co ,"
man tifactnrera of "Hot .Muj?-sty'n ? orset,**
who Is mi experienced fitter, will vi? t
Itniinolce, and will bo ut our store for one
week. Blio will gladly expl.iu to the
ladies tbe strum; features of '-Her Mnj
osty's ?vr<et," and will elve instruction
gratuitously in the art of lacirg nod fit
tlry; a corset. The Information she will
have to Impart will be well worth Betting
Don't forget tho day. May lOtli to 15th.
We will place on sale to-morrow 5(1 ex?
tra finality umbrellas, with tho newest
natural handles at only 08c. The real
value of these is considerably more. Yon
can't do better anywhere in the land on
At $1.89, we still have a good line ot
the great bargain ofl'ered last week. The
handle, workmanship and quality of ma?
terial in tliis umbrella is very unusual.
See the lines.
At sjs-i, we are selling the great *w
''Economist " pure .silk umbrella, nice
and light, trim and neat throughout
With every umbrella we give you a writ?
ten guarantee that it will stand one
year's constant wear. Why take chances
eu unguaranteed goods:
Our great sale of corsets is still moving
on. Oui line of corsets in a thorough
representative line. If you want cheap
corsets they are here. It you want good
corsets we have them.
A I.I. THE LEADING MAKES.
At 75c, extra value in H. &? G. corsets,
both white and black.
At $1, the great popular seller in It, &
G. corsets, white and black.
P. D. French Corset.
A $1.75, P. D. French corsets.
At $2.50 fine quality Coutille P. D. cor?
sets, sateen stripped.
At $3.50 very tine quality P. D. French
corset, black and white.
Her Majesty's Corset.
Great sales we have been having on this
greatest corset of the times. Different
from any other, it meets a want long felt.
Besides being absolutely unbreakable, it
uives the longest waist, most perfect
figure, ami is the most comfortable coiset
ina^e. If you have never been suited in a
eorset try Her Majesty's: only one gride,
black and white. *'2.7."i.
Thompson's Glove-Fitting Corset
Full line of this high grade of corset
always in stock.
lt. & II. glove fitting at $1.
Thompson ' E" at $1.75.
Thompson's "Ii" at$3.
At$l glove Utting ventilating corset.
The well-known Koto corset, two
grades, black and white.
At $1 Kabo corsets.
At $1.25 extra quality, extra long
Specials in Corsets.
At 25c, children's corset waists.
At 60c, children's skeleton waists, ages
2 to 10 years. \
At 50c each misses' corsets.
At 50c, the best lady's corset ever soltl,
best shape, perfect fit.
At liDc, a special summer corset, made
to sell at 50c, are going fast at :50c.
At $1 ladies' corset waist, no bones,
two styles. See them.
At $1.25 Dr. Warner's health corset.
Everything in the way of corsets is to
be found here.
J. 3. Corset.
Foi summer wear linen corsets. Have
you ever tried them:' We have them, all
Einen corsets, ".I. B." style, perfect
shape and fitting at $1.50.
Wash Goods-New Additions
Open to-morrow, 11,000 yards of tulle
chatelaine, cordele marquise, nainsook,
javanaise, etc., etc.. in a great variety of
white, linen colored and black grounds,
at only ? l-2c, instead of their former
value. 12 1 2c, all pretty neat figures.
At 7 8-4c the yard, -1,000 yards of fine
printed dimities, fast colors, neat effects,
the 10c sort.
At 12 l-2c, great range of wash fabrics,
embracing all the newest designs and col?
orings to be had.
At 18c, 25c. 80c, 80o, everything in
the finer grades of organdies, lappets,
linon otTects, etc.
Complete stock now rea^y.
Laco? are largely used in necks and
sleeves of dresses. For this purpose you
need them from 15 to 4 Inches wide. We
have just opeued a big line in the lower
priced and finer grades Values the best,
patterns beautiful. See them.
The great stock of fixing? for com?
mencement days to be found at our store
Is now complete in every detail.
We have never
At 42 l-2c the
very fine quality
shown such unusual
We olTer you now:
yard. 72 inches wide,
white French organ?
dies, the same number sold hist year at
At 50c last season's 05c numl:er.
At 75c,very fine grade of 72 inch French
Persian lawns at 15c, 22c. 25c, 80c and
1)9. Next t" organdies these are the
At 5c to 40c the yard, all sorts of India
linens, Swisses, mulls, etc.
At 60c the yard, instead of 75c, chiffons
in all shades and black, 40 inches wide.
Embroidereil chiffons, point de esprit
sets, China silks, moire velour, satin
duchess, and all sorts of desirable mate?
rials for commencement.
Gloves, fans, hosiery; every item per
tatniuu to the day to be found here.
Embroidered Chiffon Edges.
Just opened an unusually pretty line
of embroidered cbifTon laces 4 to 0 inches
deep, in pretty designs, all the shades,
pink, blue, maize, heliotrope, black,
white. Price :50c.
Black Dress Goods.
We are making great inroads on onr
mammoth stock of black dress troods.
We never sold so many black dress goods
before. The correct things at correct
prices suits onr patrons, and they find it
easy to be pleased here. Some great
values on sale this week.
At 25o the yard, fine tiuality of French
serge, all wool. :>(j inches wide.
At 42 1-Sc, 40-inch wide fine quality all
wool black French serge, the 50c quality.
At 50c, ten pieces of a new 50-inch
witle, very line quality black French
serge, heretofore worth 75c.
At :!9c, five pieces more of the 40-inch
all wool canas weave dress goods,
At 50c, 70c, 85c and$1, the newest
things in large figured mohairs, solids
and fancy weaves of all sorts. See this
My: How we have sold black silks this
spring. Our ureat sale of the great
values we have been offering goes quietly
but beautifully on. Values such as these
are absolutely impossible. Call in ami
look at the 1 ig things we have in all
kinds of black silks to o'Jer you.
The new tariff bill moves up prices very
much on these. This is tho last season
for low prices on such magnlficient
New Colored Silks.
Have now ready
NEW FOULARD SILKS.
NEW CHANGEABLE TAFFETAS.
NEW FIGURED TAFFETAS.
Of course you will see our great stock
before you buy.
We were, never better prepared to meet
the wants of everybody, no niattei
whether they have much or little money
to spend as now.
We are offering great values in rib?
bons. All the widths, all qualities.
GAUZE RIBBONS, TAFFETA RIB?
BONS. SATIN RIBBONS, AT VERY
Great line of ladies' correct style
leather belts now on sale. All the novel?
ties of the season in tho finer grades oi
leathers, newcst'buckles. nobbiest color?
ings. Prices lowest, 12 l-2c to $1.00
206 Commerce Street.
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