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WHAT "THETRAMP" SAYS.
Still Kicking About the Irregular?
ities of the Mail.
Amateur performances as a rule aro
hard to write up. There is something
which enters iu the object tor which they
aro given or in the custe that renders
criticism uncalled for as well as unjust
and most likely unsatisfactory. However
the Roanoka Light Infantary performance
at toe Academy last night deserves fa?
vorable criticism [of the highest order.
The play "Appomattox" by.Mr. Sher?
man is lull of life.'strengthana, what al?
ways takes, pathetic humor. From the
appearance of the "Hero of the Semlnole
War" in the first act to the reconciliation
at the last, it is iuteresting'nnd exciting
"The parts were wel' taken and smoothly
rendered. Some of them remarkably so.
The acting last night emphasizes more
thau ever the great need our city has of a
dramatic association. That a play like
"Appomattox" could bo successfully ren?
dered with scarcely a fortnight's training
proves that there is talent here that de?
serves cultivation. Not the least to be
comolirnented is the military appearance
of the St. Andrew's Cadets. They can
drill and drill well. Their first lieuten?
ant deserves especial mention. If the
play is ever aiven here again do not leave
A lady leaving the c-itv yesterday who
was heard to say, "Well, to think I
haven't seen the new postollico building."
Her father, waiting to tell her good-bye,
answered, "And you wou't unless you go
down in the hole and look at it." It is a
pity. But the. ways of our "Tammany''
(and wo have a fine one) aro hard to see
and such thinus possibly cannot be
Speaking of the postoffico brings it to
mind that complaint as to the irregular?
ity of the mails is still heard. It is disa?
greeable to have to revert to this so often,
but as there seems to he no apparent rea?
son for the delay In the mails, those
handling them mu&t expect criticism.
The young ladies of the city esn dally
have on more than one occasion been se?
riously inconvenienced by the non-del iv
ery of invitatious, which must undoubt?
edly have been caused by carelessness on
the part of someone. Important batters
mailed on the morning of one day have
not been delivered 'until the next even?
ing and have thou been carrird to busi?
ness addresses, although hearing dis?
tinctly the street and residence numbers.
Cases of this sort to a carrier may not
seem important, but they involve delays
that are as uncalled for as unnecessary.
We have been accommodated with a nice
new building in a nice locality, bearing a
nice new flag on top and |nice new signs
to show the ignorant where.to put their
letters on the inside, nice pavements
leading up to it and the prospect of a nice
new Republican postmaster. Now can't
??ve have our mall?
By the way there is chewing gum or
something of the sort In the openings
marked "Letters" and letters have a way
of sticking to the sides. Can't our nice
new civil service janitor fix that for us?
The telephone war is breaking over us
and we can talk now much as we wish.
It is announced that the Be'l Telephouo
Company has reduced the price of 'phones
in business houses to $30 a year, the price
formerly charged for residence 'phoues.
Residence 'phones will now bo $1*2 a year
or fl per month. This is a decided out
on residence 'phones under the prices of
the now telephone company. Their
'phones will te Sp30 for business houses
and $20 for residences. Opposition is a
good thing. If this reduction has been
made before the new company has even
commenced operations, a further and
more spirited cutting match may be
looked for when the new 'phones are in.
Though hardly relevant just here, it
seems to us that people in the past have
seemed often to forget that when they
have called up "Central" they have been
-apeaklnir to ladies. Persnnsjunacquainted
with the arduous and patience-trying du?
ties of a central office do not known what
tboy have to undergo. tHowever thougn
our baste may sometimes make u? speak
rudely, wo must remember that aside
from all else wt are speaking to ladies
when "Central" Is. ail dressed.
The graceful symmetrical form of our
dear old Columbus on the drop curtain nt
the Academy of Music has ever been the
admiration of our theatre goers. There?
fore we conuot refrain from uttering i;
protest against the ruthless custom now
in use of pasting advertisements and hand
bills upon his comely "proportions." A
few hand bi'ls would not he unbecoming
to the two other Indians who have been
surprised while swimming and have
taken refuge iu the bushes; but as for our
Columbus, we want to look at him.
A good many of the citizens were up
before his honor, Judge Wood, yesterday
morning for riding bicycles at night
without lamps and leaving their horses
unattended on the streets. The sum total
of the collections mane was $10.60. Four
women were up for. being drank and act?
ing in a disorderly manner. iThey were
fined ?'2 50 each and in default of pay?
ment were sent to jail.
The whole of the day yesterday was oc?
cupied in the hustings court with the
case of W. P. Hymen against .7. C. Nes
bit. Jones and Berkeley were represent?
ing W. P. Hymen and the defenco was
represented by Jno. M. Hart.. The case
was concluded and giver, to the jury yes?
terday evening: after being out a short
time they failed to agree and were con?
tinued until this morning at 'i o'clock.
OWNEY IS NOT DEAD.
Washington, May 10?It having beeu
reported that Owney, the pet of the rail?
way mail clerks, was recently clubbed to
death by a policeman in Cleveland, Ohio,
an investigation was made by A. S. Pratt,
of the Hnmnne Society, of this city, 1 y
correspondence with E. C. Parmela. of
the Cleveland society, and Mr. Pratt says
that the report was without foundation.
He received a letter from Mr. Parmela, iu
which the hitter says Owney is "safe,
sound and well in St. Louis, ready to
make h's wonted trips whenever opportu?
nity shall afford."
STOCK EXCHANGE OFFICERS.
New York, May 10 ?At the regular
nnnual meeting of the stock exchange held
this afternoon the following officers were
elected for the ensuing .year: Francis L.
Fames, president: George W. Ely, secre?
tary; Franklin W. Gilley. treasurer; Wil?
liam McClure, chairman.
CLEVELAND A HOOTER.
Princeton, May 10.?Ex-President
Cleveland was one of the "rooters" at the
game here this afternoon between Prince?
ton and Uriiveisity ol Virginia.
CHAPMAN MUST APOLOGIZE
Washington, May 10.?It is stated on
good authority that President McKinley
has said that he would not consider Bro?
ker Chapman's application for pardon
from his jail sentence unless Chapman
formally apologizes to each Senator who
was a member of the special committee
on the sugar trust investigation. The
application is now before the President.
Washington, May 10.?A grand lecep
tion was held at the resldencejof Secretary
ol State Sherman this evening in celebra?
tion of his biithdny. Mr. Sherman Is 7-1
years old. About 300 prominent people
were present, including President and
Mrs. McKinley, et ery member of the Cab?
inet and a lnrge number of Congressmen
Chihauhau, Mexico, May "10.?Another
large Mormon colony from Utah Is about
to he established here.
Our $0 and $10 conches, are beauties.
Why not give us your order for one?
The E. H. Stewart Furniture Company.
BSf" Subscribe for The Times.
DINGLEY ON THE TARIFF.
coo tinned Traut first page
ideas in the Senate tariff bill Is clear.
Not only Is tho Senate bill dictated by
local interests and by lirltluh ideas, but
tbe sugar trust is iu powerful evidence in
its sugar schedules- The.Dlngley tariff
bill was fought by tbe sugar trust be?
cause its sugar schedule was not in its In?
terest: but If the Senate sugar schedule
should becomo law, the profits of the
sugar trust, which, uuder the Wilson
Gorman bill, have been enormous, would
be doubled Tbe sugar trust and the tea
importing speculators are very happy;
but domestic and manufacturing injter
ists are indignant at many of the sched?
ules of the Senate bill, schedules that are
not onlv dictated by trusts, but; by Im?
porting interests that care not a fig for
develping American industry.
BELL COMPANY WINS.
End of a Long and Costly Telephone
Washington, May 10.?Litigation be?
tween the United States Government.and
the American Bell Telephone Company
over the Berliuer patent has been carried
on for a long time. * Tbe patent Involved
all forms of microphone transmitters or
contact telephones. The government Hr*t
brought suit in the United States circuit
court to set aside the Berliner patent and
won its case.
The Bell Company appealed from tbe
decision to tho circuit court of appeals,
and the decision of tbe lower court was
reversed. The Government then carried
it to the supreme court, which to day
affirms the opinions of the circuit of ap?
peals. It is a sweeping victory for tho
Bell Company and extends their patents
for seventeen years.
No other decisions of importance were
rendered iu the supreme court to-day.
FAMOUS COMPOSER DEAD.
London. May 10.?William T. Best, the
famous organist anil composer, is dead.
New York, May 10.?Tbe ^Cunard line
steamer Etruria from Liverpool arrived
last night with two hundred and fifty
more pretty Irish colleens, mostly bound
for Western cities.
TO BE PRESENTED.
London, May 10.?Queen Victoria ar?
rived In London to-day and will hold a
drawing room at Buckingham Palace to?
morrow. More than a dozen Americans
will te presented to morrow.
CUBA IN THE SENATE.
Washington, May 10.?The Cuban ques?
tion was up in the Senate to day. Mr.
Hale argued against the passage of tho
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
satisfactiouor money refunded. Price 25
cents per box. For sale at Massie's Phar?
macy, 109 Jefferson street, Roanoke.
A beautiful line of hammocks at from
75c. to if8. The E. H. Stewart Furniture
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if it fails
to cure. 25c. Sold by Sam Stona, Roan?
A KIND OFFER.
Investigate the special advantages
ollered to those wishing to enter the
Business College before this and the
ciose of July. Call and we will be
pleased to explain for either commercial,
shorthand or telegraph I ntr courses. En?
ter now and be ready for business in the
Bread,Rolls.Cinnamon Buns, hot every
evening. J. J. Catogni.
TWt PflV FanOV Prim hr your Cloihing when yoti havs an opportunity of pur
um 1 ra]f iauuj riUj? chasing reliable up-to-date goods for less than manufac?
turer's cost. None show a greater assortment of siyies, nor more Stylish Clothing, than
we display. You can trade here in perfect confidence._
MEN'S PERFECT FITTING SUIT
IN FANCY PLAIDS AND MIXTURES!
Elegantly Made and Trimmed at Such Low Prices That
You Can't Resist Haying Several j
Suits Instead or One.
SUITS AT $3.
SUITS AT $5.00
Good Value at $10.
SUITS AT $6.50
SUITS AT $7.50
Pay a Little More and You Get Suits Fit for a King.
MOTHERS, bring yonr DDys. We dres* them iu up-te-date style. Mid
dys, tailors, Reeters, Juniors, and the ever-pnpalar Double-Breasted Coat All-wool
Suits, $1.50 to $6 ; Wash Suits id stripes and crash materials, prettily braided, from
50 cents to $1.25. Perhaps your boy is iu need of an ex'.ra pair of pants?-then see
those we're selling at 50 cents; f ctually woith 11. '
BTTCUTinU DlfVn TCTC 1 We're ready lor you with Bicycle Suits, extra rants, Sweaters,
AI ItliliUn, Dil ULI) 1 j ! Kelts, Hose, Caps and the nobby Bike Hut.
GST We're having n great Shirt Sale. Fine Percale and Madras?nothing In town to match them under $lioO?
our price $1. Men's and Hoys' Straw Hats, all this season's shapes, 25c to $1.50. As usual, our guarantee goes with
every purchase?if not satisfactory your money refunded. You should knew our store.
PHILADELPHIA ONE-PRIGE CLOTHING HOUSE.
Bussels, May 10.?The expostion was,
formally opened at 2 o'clock to day, In
the presence of the ministers, the diplo?
matic corps |and the civil and military
authorities, with a large attendance.
King Leopold made a tour of the exposi?
tion, and met with a sympathetic recep?
tion from the crowds. The ceremony was
postpoucd from Saturday until to-day on
account of the death of Duchesse
New York, May 10.?It is said this
morninz that indications point to it pos?
sibly large gold shipment to France
WHEN your horses need shoeing try J.
S. Shaner, BP7 West Salem avenue. He
understands his business thoroughly.
LEE FOR THE PRESIDENCY.
Richmond, May 10.?The boanUof vis?
itors of the University of Virginia met in
this city Saturday and transacted routine
business. The question of a presidency
of the University is in the hands ol a com?
mittee, and after the 'adjournment of the
board the matter 'was Informally dis?
cussed. It is understood the board is
practically unanimously in favor ol a
presidency, and the committee will report
favorably ?n the proposition at a meeting
of the board to be held in the near future.
Among the names mentioned In connec?
tion with the presidency is .that of Gene?
ral Fitzhngh Lee.
Breakfast, 25 cents: dinner, 25 cents;
supper 25 cents. Meal tickets, $4. I am
using Armour's Chicago meats, which
are the best. J. J. CatoguPs restaurant.
VIOLATES THE LAW.
Washington, May 10 r^The supreme
court to-day denied a rehearing in tho
Trans-Missouri freight Association case.
The former decision established the prin?
ciple, that agreements among railroads
with respect to tariffs and rates was in
violation of the nntl trust law.
ED. STOKEa DEAD.
Chicago, May 10.?Edward J. Stokes,
the well-known Democrat and club man,,
died here to-day.
Fresh lot of Lowney's Chocolates and
Bon Bons just received at J. J. Catogni's.
We have one cf the most complete lines
of baby carriages to lie found in the city,
tanging in price at from $5 to $35. E. H.
Stewart Furniture Company.
We Are Sole Agents in Roanoke,
MISS WOODS, representing "Princess of Wales Corset Co.," manufac?
turers of " Her Majesty's Corset," will be located at our store for one week, and
will take pleasure in introducing and explaining-to the ladies of Roanoke and
surrounding country the many advantages of this celebrated corset. She will
also demonstrate the art of adjusting, lacing and fitting a corset. All her in?
struction is gratuitous, and offers an opportunity to all to get points directly from
an expert in corset-fitting.
If you have never worn this Corset, try it. It gives the best figure, is the
most comfortable and will wear twice as long as any other Corset.
Only yesterday one of ou,r customers told us she had bought one of " Her
Majesty's Corsets" two years ago, had been wearing it hard, and it was in fair
There is absolutely no Corset like it. Be on hand.
Owing to the lack of space in our store we have fitted up space for Miss
Woods in the Wertz room, formerly occupied^by us for holiday display. Call to
see her; she will be glad to show you the Corset.
Remember, she can be seen any day this week.
We have ready forthis week quantities of new thingsthroughoutthe house.
See the great stocks.
Heironimus ?& Brugh,
206 Commerce Street.