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FAST STREET CARS.
that Is, Fast One Way, But Very
Slow in Another.
nothcr thing our peoplo nie hoard to
uiment upon frequently is the utnnnge'
tnent of the street rn'lwuy, and while
much of the grumbling comes from peo?
ple who would growl it they had the earth
und would uot recognize the fact that
therein they owned n gooathiug?It must
be confessed thnt somo of the complaints
are not altogether unfounded. In a town
tho size Of Koanoke a street railway with
all the modem improvements is very often
a very hazardous undertaking, especially
where the distances are short and there
are ao outlying points of interest to in?
cite travel, aud it is probably true that
in our city wore it not; for the Vinton and
Salem lines, especially tho latter, we
would not get a* good service as wo do.
Tho time between cars in tho citj* is one
<of the things complained of and is often
really most incouvenient, but it must bo
taken into consideration that our streets
aro only wide enough to accommodate
single tracks, which of course necessitates
a smaller schedule of cars In nny one di?
rection. Tho single track may account
for the fust rate of speed that our cars
are run at certain points, and though on
the whole disposed to stand up for tho
Street Railway Company we cannot but
question its right to run cars so fast.
While there are probably fewer accidents
on our street railway than in a great many
other cities, there are many narrow es?
capes. Good luck is all that has saved the
compnny in many instances. There is a
law fixing rntes at which cars shall be
run in the city limits! and it should be
enforced. Public safety demands it.
The Campbell avenue cars coming in nnd
the Jefferson street cars between Ninth
avenue and tho Terry building also com?
ing in aro the ones that seem to disregard
the law the most.
As a rule tho employes of the street
railway are courteous and seem to be
more than wi'ling to do all in their power
for the comfort of passengers, yet in
many instances they appear totally obliv?
ious of the danger that peoplo are placed
in by frightened hcrses, and even occa?
sionally seem to enjoy see.ng teams be?
come unmanageable. An instance of this
was witnessed by many people on Jeffer?
son street in front of Fairfax Bios.' 1 ard
.ware store yesterday afternoou. A man
was doing bis best to hold his horse
which was hitched to a light buggy and
which became more and more frightened
as the car starting from the station came
near. The horse finally broke loose and
wheeled around on the sidewalk. lie was
stopped before he could do any damage,
but the motorman never seemed to realize
that by slowiuir down his car for a min?
ute he might prevent serious injury to
some one. Wo see instances of this kind
every day. It must be admitted that
there is probably no law calling upon
motormeu to look out for such things or
to interest themselves in anythinn not
directly connected with their cars, yet
corporations as well as individuals who
have to depend for sustenance upon the
patronage of the public, must let their
interest in what concerns especially the
safety ofthat public, a little beyond the
ends of their official noses. Of course if
these noses are turned up, humped or
otherwise distorted from the ways in
which right-miuded noses should travel,
their owners cannot but expect to find
themselves in trouble if they undertake
?to follow them too closely.
Some of US .we beintf troafcod of Into to
the regulation old time cow bell serenade.
How wo enjoy it cannot be adequately ex
pressed iu words. It is so pleasant to lei
awake at night aud listen to its music or
to throw open the casement in the eaily
morning and drink in its melody along
with the song of the English sparrow and
the (Had spring air. How we like to sit
out in the.afternoon under the shade of
the trees and allow ourselves to be lulled
to rest by its sweet monotony and how
we pray for a gun and an early opportu?
nity outside the city limits to test its po?
tency. How we would like to fasten that
cow under Its owner's window nnd let
him get a ilose of his own music for a few
hours and how we would like to Inform
that owner that hi fastening that bell
upon his cow and turning tho combina?
tion locso upon the public he is not on'y
committing a grave breach of tho Golden
Rule but laying himself liable to the loss
of n cow and, what would sell for more if
put up at auction, the bell Itself, as well
as running tho risk of prosecution for
committing a public nuisance, or what?
ever the term is for such offense. Don't
put our patience to too great a test.
THE GERMAN LAST NIGHT.
? "There was a sound of revelry by night"
and upon investigation it was found to
ernennte from the spacious parlors of
Hotel Roanoke, where the youth and tho
beauty of tho city had assmbled to do
homage to the fair goddess bvoncof those
delightful germaus for which Roanoke
is so justly famed The attendance was
not large, but what it lacked iu magni?
tude it certainly made up in quality. To
tho strains of music so seductively meted
out Oy Devon's orchestra, the followiug
couples led off iu the grand inarch: Mr.
Flshburne with Miss Kilby, Mr. Duke
with Miss Nellie Rorer, Mr. Locko with
Miss Enimert. of Hagerstown, Mr. Reid
with Miss Dorney, Mr. Thomas with
Mi?s Meem, Mr. Penn with Miss Mar?
shall, Mr. Lee with MissTruot, Mr. Han?
dy with Miss Leurv, Mr. Marstou with
Miss Marshall, Mr. Fitzgerald with Miss
Planche Rorer, Mr. Coles with Miss
Mills. The chaperones were Mr. and
Mrs. W. R. Gordon, Mesdanies Coxe and
Yeatman. Stags, Austin Neal, Jno.
Woods. R. Coxey Hale. Phil. No-vell, B.
L. Spindle, G. H. Penn. E. M. Lee, W.
W. Davis and N. R. Pritchard. The ger
man was most beautifully and gracefully
led by Misses Wood and Miller. The
eveniug was one of unalloyed pleasure
and only added another jewel in the crown
of fame that so fittingly adorns the pro?
MRS. DEC ATD R MAYO DEAD.
Norfolk, May 18?Mrs. Maria Susanna
Decatur Mayo, wife of Hen. Wyndhnm
Mayo, mayor of Norfolk, died yesterday
moruing after an illness of ten months.
She was a Miss Decatur, of Boston, and
the descendant of a line of naval heroes
of that name, her father being Conimo
doro Decatur, U. S. N. She was promi?
nent in the society of Washington aud
Baltimore and other Northern cities.
ENGINEER DROPS DEAD.
PhiUipsburg, N. J., May 18. ?Thomas
Cody, one of the oldest engineers on the
Central Railroad of New Jersey, dropped
dead at his home here this morning. He
arose about 5 o'clock aud an hour later,
while on the pavement in frout of bis
house, he collapsed from heart disease.
He was 155 years old.
TO PROMOTE BUSINESS.
Richmond, May 18.?The business mcu
of Richmond to-night organized an asso?
ciation for the promotion of the commer?
cial interests of this city. It is to be
known as the Young Busluess Men's As?
sociation. A committee was appointed
to inquire into the expediency of secur?
ing the establishment of a collar factory
hero. The meeting also invited the Dem?
ocratic State convention to hold its meet?
ing in this city.
Our prices are always special, and we
can at any time meet competitors both in
prices and grade of goods. We do
straight, legitimate business and give
good values. J. E. ROGERS & CO.
Old people who require medicine to re?
gulate the bowels and kidneys will find
the true remedy in Electric Bitters. This
medicine does not stimulate and contains
bo whiskey nor other intoxicant, but nets
as a tonic and alterative. It acts mildly
on the stomach and bowels, adding
strength and giving lone to the organs,
thereby aiding Nature in the perform?
ance of the function. Electric bitters is
an excellent appetizer and aids digestion.
Old people And it just exactly what they
need. Price fifty cents nud$l per bottle
at Massie's Pharmacy.
CZAR REED IMITATED.
President of an Insurance Company Goes
Him One Rotter.
The annual meeting of the Farmers'
and Mechaulcs' Benevolent Fire Insur?
ance Association of Roanoke nnd Bot
etourt met at IIolllus ou the 15th, with
President James Chalmers in tho chair.
Tho most important mattet to como bo
fore the meeting was the settlement of a
claim against tho association held by E.
J. McCullocir, and J. J. Williams, of
I/it hin, who some timo ago lost their can?
ning factory aud stock by lire.
When the matter came up for action
the chair opposed any discussion of tho
subject whatever, and even refused to al?
low those holding proxies to vote. Wm.
R. Allen, commonwealth's attorney of
Botetourt, whose father, Judgo J. J,
Allen, was at one timo president of the
association, was present representing Iiis
father, who is 111, but ho was refused the
door bv the presiding officer. Mr. Wil-'
liams asked permission to mnko a state?
ment. This was granted, but before he
had time to say anything the chair de
clared him out of order.
The point was raised that as the assocl
tion was chartered by the State those
holding proxies had a right to participate,
but the czar of the meeting overruled the
point From beginnig to end ho dis
played more Reedism than has ever be?
fore been seen outside the halls of Con
cress. In consequence of all this the
meeting adjourned without doiug any?
F. Brugb was elected secretary, and
It is thought tho ollice will bo moved from
Salem to Brugh's Mill, the home of the
Messrs. McCulloch and Williams will
more than likely enter suit against the
association for the. amcunt of their claim.
STAUXTOX IS ACTIVE.
Stnuuton, Va., May 18.?At a citizens
meeting to-nitrht, presided over by lion,
II. St. George Tucker, a committee, of
which Mr. Tucker is chairman, was ap?
pointed to visit the State "'Democratic
committee meeting and urge Stnuuton as
tho place for holding the State Demo?
Staunton, Va., May 18.?In an issue
out of chancery in the circuit court to?
day, the Virginia Mnganese Company re?
covered $(5,750 from the American Manga?
nese Company, the former lessees of the
valuable mnganese mines in Augusta
county. A devastating method of work?
ing the mines was the ground of com?
We desire to call attention to the fact
that lion. J. J. Jackson, judge of the
United States circuit court In and for tue
district of West Virginia, granted au in?
junction at Charleston, West Virginia,
May 5th, 1807, in which he decided that
our lirm lui* the right to use tho word
"Pocahontas," or ''Pocahontas Flat Top"
iu connection with coal, the court being
of the opinion that we have not only the
right to use the word '"Pocahontas" for
the purpose of indicating that our coal
comes from the Pocahontas Field, but
also that we have the SOLE right [to use
said word as indicating the character ot
the coal we sell.
In view of said decision the trade is
cautioned against infringing upon said
trade-mark, ''Pocahontas," as a name for
designating coal in the sale thereof, and
all invasion or infringments ou our exclu?
sive rights will be dealt with according
CASTXER & CURRAN. Sole Agents
for the celebrated Pocahontas Steam Coal,
328 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, Pa.
Terry building, Roanoke, Va.
BUCKLEX'S ARXICA SALVE.
The Best Salve in the world for Cuts,
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum,
Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chil?
blains, Corns, ami all Skin Eruptions,
and positively cures Piles, or no pay re?
quired. It is guaranteed to give perfect
satisfactionor money refunded. Price 25
cents per box. For sale at Massie's Phar?
macy, 109 Jefferson street. Roanoke.
iur Competitors Don't Enjoy It, But
Thft Tndlr.RtiOnR are that Clothing will be higher, but the great
1110 IUUUjQUUUD purchase made by us makes it possible for you
to purchase Fine Clothing, made in the latest
styles, at 5Cc on the dollar o prove it you have
only to price Clothing elsew hc ; Mien come to
us and you'll find your dollars to do double duty.
Men's Suits, elegantly made and trim?
med in latest patterns, plaids and mix?
tures; would be cheap elsewhere at $7.5?,
but here they are at $3.90.
Men's Plaid Suits, very latest patterns,
trimmed and made in the bsst manner;
others w6uld call them cheap at $15,
here they are at $7.59.
Elegant Black and Blue Fancy Worsteds,
absolutely all-wool, at $6 50 to $1150,
that would cost 50 p?r cent, more else?
Busy parents, we claim your attention,
if there are any boys to fit out, if there
are dollars lo be saved, if garment,
strength and worth are to be considered.
Children's Suits in wash goods begin at
50c, Cassimere Suits at $1.50, and
Hoys' at $3.50 up. Ihey sre good va'ues.
Ml men who ride a bicycle, and who
wish to look genteel, should wear one of
our $5 Suits. They are absolutely unap?
We show the very latest in (Van's and
Beys' Crash Suits. The best grade for
Boys at $3.50 and Men's at $5.
want to see them.
We're selling the best Shifts in the city
for the price. The "Imery" stands fat
best. They're in the latest patterns, made
from the finest materials, cut extra long,
different sleeve lengihs, and are perfect
in fit. 50c and 75c buys good ones, and
$1 buys the best.
Cf one thirg be assured, we'll not per?
mit anyone fj sell good clothes for less
money than we';e doin^. Your money re?
funded if not satisfied with any purchase
made at our store
A KIND OFFER.
Investigate the special advantages
ofTeretl to those wishing to enter the
Business College before this nnd the
ciose of July. Call and we will be
pleased to explain for either eonurfercial,
shorthand or telegraphing courses. En?
ter now und be ready for business in the
Breakfast, 35 cents; dinner, 2o cents:
supper ~3 cents. Meal tickets, f l. I am
using Armour's Chicago meats,which are
the best. J. J. Catogni's restaurant.
Ice cream soda and strawberry sherbet
at JOHNSON & JOHNSON'S.
-manufactureh3 am) dbalehs in
ROUEH AND FINISHED PINE LUMBER,
Mouldings, Brackets, Shingles, Laths, Lime, Cement, Piaster,
Hair, Bricks, Sash, Dears, Blinds, Etc., Etc.
Office 1 10 Campbell St. 'Phone 174.
Bargains galore may now be had in Summer Dress Fabrics of all kinds.
Numbers of economical shoppers took advantage of our announcement of this sale a few days ago. Join in
with the majority and avail yourself of this opportunity.
Here? re Some of ihs Reductions
Made. Note the Decided Cuts:
At 10c, instead of 25c the yard, five
pieces inch wide All-wool Fancy .Mix?
tures and Checks. All new desirable
At 29c, instead of 45c, four pieces of ?10
inch wiile A'1-wool Checked Dress Fab?
rics; worth f ully 45c. Our cut price to
At 89c, instead of 50c, six or eight
pieces of full 3!> inch Novelty Effects in
At 00c, instead of$l, all the remaining
Fancy Novelties, Checks, etc. It will
pay you to see this great stock.
Black Cress Goods Reduced.
At 28c, Instead of 30c, live pieces of 40
inch absolutely All-wool Black Storm
Serge Has been 39c; cut to 2Hc.
At 38c, instead of 4?c the yard, five
pieces ol 34-inch All-wool Black French
Serge. Very desirable at this season.
At 70c, instead of $1 '.the yard, balance
of our stock of Wool Canvas Weaves or
Grenadine Effects, which have been $1.
Our cut price, 79c.
Blit lot of Sk'rt and Dress lengths in
Black Goods to goat a decided reduction.
Special Cut in Price of Black
Five pieces of Black Figured Mohairs,
regular (19c values, full 48 inches. Pret
liest and most stylish figures in our
stock: have been 00c, togoat 49cthe'yard.
These ivlll be very desirable for summer
Navy Blue Wool Canvas or Grena?
dine Iffects Reduced
One piece Wool Grenadine Effect, -14
inches wide; has been 50c, togoat 42 I-2c.
At 59c, instead of 79c the yard, one
piece Navy Blue very line Iron Frame
Grenadine Effect Dress Goods.
Tpscial Bargains for a Short
lime in Table Linens.
Ten pieces of regular $1 value in fine
quality Full Bleached Irish Table Da?
mask, 06 inches wide; worth $1, at 79c
Thin Fabrics for the Hot Days.
Fare Assortments ? Pietty,
Nobby Styles?Prices the Very
lo/vest?Printed French Or?
50 styles of the newest and most, stylish
Printings out in this surpassingly cool
and beautiful Fabric. The liner goods go
along with the others now. You may
have a choice of these at 30c the yard.
Many of them have been 89c.
At 7 3 1c the yard, one?ca?e of Fine
Printed Dimities, neat printing.
Fine Sheer Cloth, worth 12 l-2c, our
price, 7 3 4.0
At 9c, the 100 styles ol Jaconet
D'Alsace; very cheap; worth 12 1 2c
At 12 I 2c, we give you the choice of
all the thin Wash Fabrics formerly sold
at 15c and Hie. Over 100 styles of these.
At 10c per yard, 15 pieces of Wool
Challies, made to sell at 25.-. Tv.is lot
goes at 10c. Neat, prcUy styles for
liouscdresses and children.
At Or, 10 pieces of Heal Einen Home?
spun for Skirts and Suit*. This is a
great bargain. See it.
At 8c the yard,large assortment of new
thines in Ginghams; finest quality;
worth 12 l-2c
Great Bargains in Domestics.
Best quality Indigo Blue Prints, 11 2c
* Lancaster Apron*4"Checked Ginghams,
5c; best quality; fulljpieces; not damaged,
At 5c, Simpson's Best finality Mourn?
ing Prints. Good assortment of styles.
At(il-2e. "Fruit of tho Loom" 41
At flc the yard, 4-l^Bleached Andros
At 14c, good quality 10-4 Unbleached
At 20c, Good Quality Heavy 10-4
At 5c the yard, 25 pieces of excellent
quality Checked Nainsook for Aprons;
At 3 1 2c, 50 pieces good quality Cotton
Crash for dish towels.
Men's Goods at Special Bargain
At 39c, one case Men's Balhriugau
Shirts and Drawers, regular 50<; quality.
At 25c, Men's very good quality blurts
and Drawers, worth 39c.
At 93c, Men's good quality Night
Shirts, nicely trimmed nnd finished.
At 98c, everything new in Men's Neg?
ligee Shirts. Soft finished Madras with
cuffs to match and Percale fronts, in the
newest nnd nobbiest styles. All made
in first class manner. See the assort?
Great values in Men's Tan and BInck
Half Hose, at 1212c, tho usual 20c
grades. See the assortment.
Now ready, 500 pieces of new Val
encienne Laces in all the newest pat?
terns, for trimming thin dresses, 2c to
50 styles of new Butter Colored Laces
in the flue Net Tops nnd light pretty de
signs, from 10c to$l the yard.
Twenty styles of the newest things in
Embroidered Chiffon Laces, all shade*,
30c to 50c tho yard.
Bo nhly explained by Miss Woods
during the week jmtt pilisul Is on
snio at ourliotue only In Koauoke.
Tin-re in none like It for quality,
shape, lit, comfort nnd near. Price
If yon need a Comet pny the price
and ?>t one thnt will l.Ht you. I h
cheaper ln.tbe loiig run.
Two-yard wide French Organdie.
100 pieces French Organdia
in All qualities at 25 per
cent, less than former prices.
At 42 1 2c, 2 yard wide White Organ
tile, worth 50c.
At 50c, 2 yard wide White Organdie,
At 00c, 2 yard wide White Organdie,,
All the necessaries in the way of Fans,
Gloves, etc., opan this week.
Finest and Best Goods in
-?WE ARE READY FOR THE SUMMER SEASON WITH EVERYTHING PERTAINING TO THE
TIMES. SEE OUR GREAT STOCKS OF NEW GOODS.
206 Commerce Street.